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  1. (plexiglass) covers (negligible transmittance at 290320 nm). NOx emission decreased

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    (plexiglass) covers (negligible transmittance at 290­320 nm). NOx emission decreased from shoots, and the compensation point was estimated to be around 1 p.p.b. As ultraviolet radiation induces NOx emission from P exposure to ultraviolet light and NOx emission, and between the ambient con- centration of NOx and its

  2. Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Negligible Neutrino Mass

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    Biswajoy Brahmachari; Ernest Ma

    2002-02-27

    If the electron neutrino has an effective nonzero Majorana mass, then neutrinoless double beta decay will occur. However, the latter is possible also with a negligible neutrino mass. We show how this may happen in a simple model of scalar diquarks and dileptons. This possibility allows neutrino masses to be small and hierarchical, without conflicting with the possible experimental evidence of neutrinoless double beta decay.

  3. Application of Negligible Creep Criteria to Candidate Materials for HTGR Pressure Vessels

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    Jetter, Robert I [Consultant; Sham, Sam [ORNL; Swindeman, Robert W [Consultant

    2011-01-01

    Two of the proposed High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGRs) under consideration for a demonstration plant have the design object of avoiding creep effects in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) during normal operation. This work addresses the criteria for negligible creep in Subsection NH, Division 1 of the ASME B&PV (Boiler and Pressure Vessel) Code, Section III, other international design codes and some currently suggested criteria modifications and their impact on permissible operating temperatures for various reactor pressure vessel materials. The goal of negligible creep could have different interpretations depending upon what failure modes are considered and associated criteria for avoiding the effects of creep. It is shown that for the materials of this study, consideration of localized damage due to cycling of peak stresses results in a lower temperature for negligible creep than consideration of the temperature at which the allowable stress is governed by creep properties. In assessing the effect of localized cyclic stresses it is also shown that consideration of cyclic softening is an important effect that results in a higher estimated temperature for the onset of significant creep effects than would be the case if the material were cyclically hardening. There are other considerations for the selection of vessel material besides avoiding creep effects. Of interest for this review are (1) the material s allowable stress level and impact on wall thickness (the goal being to minimize required wall thickness) and (2) ASME Code approval (inclusion as a permitted material in the relevant Section and Subsection of interest) to expedite regulatory review and approval. The application of negligible creep criteria to two of the candidate materials, SA533 and Mod 9Cr-1Mo (also referred to as Grade 91), and to a potential alternate, normalized and tempered 2 Cr-1Mo, is illustrated and the relative advantages and disadvantages of the materials are discussed.

  4. THE IMPACT OF MATERIAL AND DESIGN CRITERIA ON THE ASSESSMENT OF NEGLIGIBLE CREEP

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    Sham, Sam [ORNL] [ORNL; Jetter, Robert I [Consultant] [Consultant; Swindeman, Robert W [Consultant] [Consultant

    2009-01-01

    Two of the proposed High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGRs) under consideration for a demonstration plant have the design object of avoiding creep effects during normal operation. The goal of negligible creep could have different interpretations depending upon what failure modes are considered and associated criteria for avoiding the effects of creep. This paper addresses the criteria for negligible creep in Subsection NH of Section III of the ASME B&PV Code, other international design codes and some currently suggested criteria modifications and their impact on permissible operating temperatures for various reactor pressure vessel materials. There are a number of other considerations for the selection of vessel material besides avoiding creep effects. Of particular interest for this review are (1) the material s allowable stress level and impact on wall thickness (the goal being to minimize required wall thickness) and (2) ASME Code approval (inclusion as a permitted material in the relevant Section and Subsection of interest) to expedite regulatory review and approval. The application of negligible creep criteria to two of the candidate materials, SA533 and Mod 9Cr-1Mo, and to a potential alternate, normalized and tempered 2 Cr-1Mo, are illustrated and the relative advantages and disadvantages are discussed.

  5. Copyright CemKaner, 1996. All Rights Reserved. STARConference, Orlando, 5/16/96 Page1 SOFTWARE NEGLIGENCE AND TESTING COVERAGE

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    . Therefore, the lawyer has proved that the company was negligent and the victim's family will win the lawsuit. The question is, what's wrong with this argument? Anything? After all, the company had a well-understood tool readily available and if they had only used it, someone would not have died. How could the company

  6. A Simple Technique for Islanding Detection with Negligible Nondetection Zone

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    Kirtley Jr, James L.

    Although active islanding detection techniques have smaller nondetection zones than passive techniques, active methods could degrade the system power quality and are not as simple and easy to implement as passive methods. ...

  7. Electrowetting on dielectrics on lubricating fluid based slippery surfaces with negligible hysteresis

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    Jitesh Barman; Arun Kumar Nagarajan; Krishnacharya Khare

    2015-07-09

    Low voltage electrowetting on dielectrics on substrates with thin layer of lubricating fluid to reduce contact angle hysteresis is reported here. On smooth and homogeneous solid surfaces, it is extremely difficult to reduce contact angle hysteresis (contact angle difference between advancing and receding drop volume cycle) and the electrowetting hysteresis (contact angle difference between advancing and receding voltage cycle) below 10{\\deg}. On the other hand, electrowetting hysteresis on rough surfaces can be relatively large (>30{\\deg}) therefore they are of no use for most of the fluidic devices. In the present report we demonstrate that using a thin layer of dielectric lubricating fluid on top of the solid dielectric surface results in drastic reduction in contact angle hysteresis as well as electrowetting hysteresis (lubricating fluid layer is only responsible for smooth movement of the three phase contact line of the liquid drop and does not affect the effective specific capacitance of the system.

  8. The Bug-Rivet Paradox An idealised bug of negligible dimensions is hiding

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    George, Glyn

    of length L . A rivet has a shaft length of a = the Lorentz factor). From the point of view (frame of reference) of the bug, the rivet shaft is even shorter to travel down the shaft of the rivet. Until each part of the shaft receives the information that the rivet

  9. Down-regulation of gibberellic acid in poplar has negligible effects on host-plant suitability and insect pest response

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    Buhl, Christine; Strauss, Steven H.; Lindroth, Richard L.

    2015-02-01

    Abstract Endogenous levels and signaling of gibberellin plant hormones such as gibberellic acid (GA) have been genetically down-regulated to create semi-dwarf varieties of poplar. The potential benefits of semi-dwarf stature include reduced risk of wind damage, improved stress tolerance, and improved wood quality. Despite these benefits, modification of growth traits may have consequences for non-target traits that confer defense against insect herbivores. According to the growth-differentiation balance hypothesis, reductions in growth may shift allocation of carbon from growth to chemical resistance traits, thereby altering plant defense. To date, host-plant suitability and pest response have not been comprehensively evaluated in GA down-regulated plants. We quantified chemical resistance and nitrogen (an index of protein) in GA down-regulated and wild-type poplar (Populus alba × P. tremula) genotypes. We also evaluated performance of both generalist (Lymantria dispar) and specialist (Chrysomela scripta) insect pests reared on these genotypes. Our evaluation of resistance traits in four GA down-regulated genotypes revealed increased phenolic glycosides in one modified genotype and reduced lignin in two modified genotypes relative to the non-transgenic wild type. Nitrogen levels did not vary significantly among the experimental genotypes. Generalists reared on the four GA down-regulated genotypes exhibited reduced performance on only one modified genotype relative to the wild type. Specialists, however, performed similarly across all genotypes. Results from this study indicate that although some non-target traits varied among GA down-regulated genotypes, the differences in poplar pest susceptibility were modest and highly genotype-specific.

  10. Down-regulation of gibberellic acid in poplar has negligible effects on host-plant suitability and insect pest response

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    Buhl, Christine; Strauss, Steven H.; Lindroth, Richard L.

    2015-01-06

    Abstract Endogenous levels and signaling of gibberellin plant hormones such as gibberellic acid (GA) have been genetically down-regulated to create semi-dwarf varieties of poplar. The potential benefits of semi-dwarf stature include reduced risk of wind damage, improved stress tolerance, and improved wood quality. Despite these benefits, modification of growth traits may have consequences for non-target traits that confer defense against insect herbivores. According to the growth-differentiation balance hypothesis, reductions in growth may shift allocation of carbon from growth to chemical resistance traits, thereby altering plant defense. To date, host-plant suitability and pest response have not been comprehensively evaluated in GAmore »down-regulated plants. We quantified chemical resistance and nitrogen (an index of protein) in GA down-regulated and wild-type poplar (Populus alba × P. tremula) genotypes. We also evaluated performance of both generalist (Lymantria dispar) and specialist (Chrysomela scripta) insect pests reared on these genotypes. Our evaluation of resistance traits in four GA down-regulated genotypes revealed increased phenolic glycosides in one modified genotype and reduced lignin in two modified genotypes relative to the non-transgenic wild type. Nitrogen levels did not vary significantly among the experimental genotypes. Generalists reared on the four GA down-regulated genotypes exhibited reduced performance on only one modified genotype relative to the wild type. Specialists, however, performed similarly across all genotypes. Results from this study indicate that although some non-target traits varied among GA down-regulated genotypes, the differences in poplar pest susceptibility were modest and highly genotype-specific.« less

  11. 380 Solutions Manual x Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition If Y is negligible, drops out also, leaving: .AnsU

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    Bahrami, Majid

    " 3 for the drag force system of variables. 5.22 The angular velocity : of a windmill is a function of windmill diameter D, wind velocity V, air density U, windmill height H as compared to atmospheric boundary

  12. Campus Security Authority Incident Report Form

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    Royer, Dana

    Crimes Murder/NonNegligent Manslaughter Negligent Manslaughter Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Crimes Definitions & Incident Classifications CLERY REPORTABLE CRIMES Murder

  13. DPS DPS NYPD DPS DPS NYPD

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    Artemov, Sergei N.

    Arrests Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Hate Crimes Reported: 2011 2012 2013 Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Dating Violence Stalking Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Dating

  14. A KINETIC S'FUDY OF METHANOL SYNTHESIS IN A SLURRY REACTOR USING

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    the Henry's constant for component i and the total concentration respectively, The oil vapor pressure is neglig-ible. The calculated partial pressures are fitted to equation...

  15. Sharing data is good, but are we concerned enough about public protection and ethical data dissemination?

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    invasion and negligent misrepresentation in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). Chandler and Levitt

  16. OPE Campus Security Statistics Institution Detail Home | Glossary | New Search | Search Results

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    a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 b. Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 c. Sex offenses-Campus Residence Halls (Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus) 2008 2009 2010 a. Murder 2010 a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 b. Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 c. Sex offenses

  17. 2014 Campus Safety and Security Survey Institution: Main Campus (392354001)

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    Law, Wayne

    offense 2011 2012 2013 a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 b. Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 c. Sex Property. Total occurrences on Public Property Criminal offense 2011 2012 2013 a. Murder origin a. Murder/ Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 b. Negligent manslaughter c. Sex offenses

  18. Astronomy 45 problem set 4 Spring 1995 Astronomy 45. Introduction to Astrophysics

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    Press, William H.

    production of the secondary (by the usual thermonuclear processes) is negligible, and the emerging radiation

  19. Peter M.G. Apers http://db.cs.utwente.nl

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    / negligence / malicious db admins, ... Progressive data degradation by DBMS second minute hour week month

  20. CRIME STATISTICS RBHS at Newark 2012 -2014

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    Hanson, Stephen José

    Total Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Residence Hall Total Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 UnfoundedResidence Hall Total Residence Hall Total Residence Hall Total Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0

  1. DPS DPS NYPD DPS DPS NYPD

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    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    Property Dating Violence Reported to Reported to Reported to SUB TOTAL SUB TOTAL 2012 2013 2014 Murder Stalking Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Hate Crimes Reported: Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Dating

  2. Water and Energy Interactions

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    McMahon, James E.

    2013-01-01

    Solar Photovoltaics 4.4 Electricity from Wind and Solar Photovoltaics Both windenergy and solar photovoltaics require negligible amounts of

  3. Short Chosen-Prefix Collisions for MD5 and the Creation of a Rogue CA Certificate

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    , that for at least one commercial CA the rele- vant obstacles could be overcome with non-negligible probability

  4. DNA methylation arrays as surrogate measures of cell mixture distribution

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    2012-01-01

    but non-negligible proportion of total variation (systematicrepresents the proportion of sys- tematic variation in S 1

  5. Astronomy 45 problem set 4 Spring 1997 Astronomy 45. Introduction to Astrophysics

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    Press, William H.

    and the internal thermonuclear energy pro­ duction of the secondary is negligible. c) If the secondary star

  6. Nigeria: Mapping the Shari`a Restorationist Movement

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    Lubeck, Paul M

    2011-01-01

    for access to oil and natural gas rents. Roughly equallyrent-seeking and criminally negligent politicians. The "oil

  7. The 8th GOTiT High Level Course, ENEA-Frascati 1 Extended hybrid simulation models for studies of Alfvenic fluctuations in

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    Zonca, Fulvio

    and negligible finite ion Larmor radius effects · wave-particle power exchange E = 0 v · E = vd · E · gyro

  8. Scattering of scalar waves by many small particles Department of Mathematics

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    by other particles on a particular particle is negligible ( see [5], where one finds a large bibli- ography

  9. The University of Texas at Austin Jan-03 PART I CRIMES Reported Unfounded Actual Cleared % Clrd.

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    HOMICIDE a. Murder & Manslaughter b. Negligent Homicide 2 RAPE (Sexual Assault) a. Rape by Force b HOMICIDE a. Murder & Manslaughter b. Negligent Homicide 2 RAPE (Sexual Assault) a. Rape by Force b HOMICIDE a. Murder & Manslaughter b. Negligent Homicide 2 RAPE (Sexual Assault) a. Rape by Force b

  10. Secure Program Execution Via Dynamic Information Flow Tracking

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    Suh, G. Edward

    2003-07-21

    We present a simple architectural mechanism called dynamicinformation flow tracking that can significantly improve thesecurity of computing systems with negligible performanceoverhead. Dynamic information flow tracking ...

  11. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers

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    Galitsky, Christina

    2008-01-01

    Energy management systems Combined heat and power (CHP) CHPperiod was negligible. Combined heat and power (CHP) 5 . Forrequirements, the use of combined heat and power systems can

  12. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

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    reactor systems is negligible because the neutron capture cross-section is low for fast fission neutrons. At the INL, scientists have previously transported fission products...

  13. Structure, morphology and reaction mechanisms of novel electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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    Hua, Xiao

    2015-01-06

    transforming back to CuF2, leading to negligible capacities in subsequent cycles and making this material challenging to use in a rechargeable battery....

  14. Environmental Assessment for U-233 Stabilization, and Building...

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    with negligible adverse impact. Smaller particles, however, can become lodged in the lungs and create adverse health consequences due to heavy metal or radioactivity exposure....

  15. Measuring and moderating the water resource impact of biofuel production and trade

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    Fingerman, Kevin Robert

    2012-01-01

    and   wind  power  require   very  little  water  to  wind  power  because  they  make  up  a  non-­? negligible  part  of  the  life  cycle  water  

  16. Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid

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    air conditioners, computers Must have infrastructure that facilitates growth The digital economy is vulnerable 20 years ago digitally controlled load negligible. 10 years...

  17. A REVIEW OF LIGHT-WATER REACTOR SAFETY STUDIES. VOLUME 3 OF THE FINAL REPORT ON HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR, GEOTHERMAL, AND FOSSIL-FUEL ELECTRIC GENERATION IN CALIFORNIA

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    Nero, A.V.

    2010-01-01

    NT(NC) NT(NC) NA fluid (negligible flows) Fuel rod thermalThe major of Fluid Test was that tests of fuel and cladding

  18. Controlled Rapid Pressurization Using Liquid Propellants for EGS Well Stimulation

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    Project objective: Investigate the use of non-toxic? or negligible environmental impact liquid propellants for the stimulation of geothermal fields.

  19. The Mercury Export Ban Act of 2008...

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    * Low population density in surrounding area * No nearby major bodies of surface water * Existing rail line * Negligible to minor environmental impacts No final decision...

  20. PREPARED FORTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNDER CONTRACT DEAC0276CH03073

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    of Reversed Configuration (FRC). a compact toroid negligible toroidal in which plasma confined a poloidal. Introduction The FRC a compact toroid with negligible toroidal in which plasma confined a poloidal magneticPREPARED FORTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNDER CONTRACT DE­AC02­76CH03073 PRINCETON PLASMA

  1. Lawrence Campus Clery Act Crime Statistics for 2009 Report (data covers calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008)

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    -campus 2006 2007 2008 a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 b. Forcible sex offenses (including forcible Offenses - On-campus Residence Halls 2006 2007 2008 a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 b. Forcible manslaughter 0 0 0 Criminal Offenses - Non-campus 200* 2007 2008 a. Murder/Nonegligent manslaughter 0 0 0 b

  2. Grand Total(All locations) UC Davis Clery Act Statistics for

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    , 2012 & 2013 Criminal Offenses 2011 2012 2013 Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 00 Negligent Subtotal Main Campus Subtotal On Campus 2011 2012 2013 2011 2012 2013 2011 2012 2013 2011 2012 2013 Murder Center 2013 Adjacent Public Property Criminal Offenses Subtotal 2011 2012 2013 2011 2012 2013 Murder

  3. QG Equations QG Vorticity Equation

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    Hennon, Christopher C.

    QG Equations QG Vorticity Equation The vorticity equation can be written in isobaric and vector Vorticity Equation: 1) Frictional effects are negligible 2) Tilting terms are negligible on the synoptic these assumptions are applied, the vorticity equation becomes: ( ) ( )Hgg g VffV t vv ·-+·-= (1) Furthermore, f

  4. Proving anthropogenic global warming and disproving natural warming

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    Lovejoy, Shaun

    1 Proving anthropogenic global warming and disproving natural warming in global temperatures between 5 and 6o C. Although he was aware that his, these were negligible: global fossil fuel consumption was less than a twentieth

  5. WATER INFLOW INTO BOREHOLES DURING THE STRIPA HEATER EXPERIMENTS

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    Nelson, P.H.

    2010-01-01

    is plotted against water extraction rate with temper­ aturei^ H 2 _ -i I Liquid water extraction rate (liters/day) XBLholi? s due to water extraction was negligible because the

  6. Effect of flow fluctuations and nonflow on elliptic flow methods

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    Ollitrault, Jean-Yves

    2009-01-01

    24.10.Nz I. INTRODUCTION II. FLOW METHODS Elliptic ?ow hasin the participant plane. Flow methods involve variousow e?ects are negligible. Flow ?uctuations modify both the

  7. Directory

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    order Object Created Object Last Modified Assessment of Negligible Creep Off-Normal Welding and Heat Treatment of GR91 Steel for Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel Application.pdf...

  8. Institute of Laser Engineering Osaka University

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    power. ·But, nuclear waist problems (long life safety, proliferation etc.) requires other power plants which emit non-warming gas and negligibly small amount of nuclear waist. ·Fusion energy is the ultimate

  9. A Rigorous Derivation of the GrossPitaevskii Energy Functional

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    Elliott H. Lieb 1 , Robert Seiringer 2 , and Jakob Yngvason 2 1: Departments of Physics and Mathematics is negligible and the simpler description by a Thomas­Fermi type functional is adequate. 1 Introduction

  10. Back to the Basics using Developing Technologies JT Land and Cattle LLC

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    Back to the Basics using Developing Technologies #12;JT Land and Cattle LLC #12;#12;"Unfavorable;#12;#12;#12;Negligent Management? Resilient Management? #12;Back to the Basics using Developing Technologies #12

  11. Dynamics on the Laminar-Turbulent Boundary and the Origin of the Maximum Drag Reduction Asymptote

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    Graham, Michael D.

    Dynamical trajectories on the boundary in state space between laminar and turbulent plane channel flow—edge states—are computed for Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids. Viscoelasticity has a negligible effect on the properties ...

  12. The role of the geothermal heat flux in driving the abyssal ocean circulation

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    Mashayek, A.

    The results presented in this paper demonstrate that the geothermal heat flux (GHF) from the solid Earth into the ocean plays a non-negligible role in determining both abyssal stratification and circulation strength. Based ...

  13. LSG BOYD BOLT RELEASE TEST REPORT 1.... 1 ~ _ 8 ~

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    " analysis of LSG/Boyd Bolt interface using the data recorded at the tests performed at Arthur D. Little as Safety Negligible. 2. 0 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF TESTS Two sets of tests were performed at A. D. Little

  14. arXiv:hep-ex/0505011v313Jan2006 First observation of the decay K+

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    by the kaon or positron. This contribution is electron-helicity suppressed and is negligible for the de- cay K Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) has produced substantial improvements in our knowledge

  15. The Impact of Energy Shortage and Cost on Irrigation for the High Plains and Trans Pecos Regions of Texas 

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Condra, G. D.; Hardin, D. C.; Zavaleta, L.; Petty, J. A.

    1978-01-01

    ). The Ogalalla aquifer underlying the High Plains and many of the alluvium aquifers underlying the Trans Pecos are exhaustible; i.e., there is a negligible recharge from percolation and other sources. Therefore, even with unchanged natural gas prices...

  16. Electron Positron Factories

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    Zisman, Michael S.

    2011-01-01

    are: • dissipating the wall power required to de- velop thethe total (beam + wall) power through the RF input window.super- conducting RF, the wall power is negligible so the

  17. Coulomb-corrected quantum trajectories in strong-field ionization RID A-7617-2010 RID A-5158-2009 

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    Popruzhenko, S. V.; Paulus, Gerhard G.; Bauer, D.

    2008-01-01

    Nonperturbative analytical quantum treatments of strong-field laser-atom interaction are essentially based on the assumption that binding forces are negligible once the electron is emitted because the further dynamics are considered as being...

  18. J Eng Math (2015) 92:3144 DOI 10.1007/s10665-014-9763-9

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    Pelinovsky, Dmitry

    2015-01-01

    , Russia C. Xu Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada 123 is filled with an incompressible fluid on the left, and vacuum (that is, gas with negligible density

  19. Injection compression modeling of non-linear positive temperature coefficient circuit protection devices

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    Hardy, Joseph T., 1978-

    2005-01-01

    Polymeric self-resettable circuit protection devices have been manufactured for many years with an extrusion based process. These devices add negligible resistance to a circuit at normal power operating conditions but ...

  20. The influence of vegetation on frost dynamics, infiltration rate and surface stability in Icelandic Andisolic rangelands 

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    Orradottir, Berglind

    2002-01-01

    . When snow cover was present soil temperature fluctuations were negligible. Incidence of frost heaving of wooden pegs in sparsely vegetated plant community was 3x greater than that observed in well-vegetated communities. Heaving of willow seedlings...

  1. Effective matrix-free preconditioning for the augmented immersed ...

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    2015-09-05

    Sep 5, 2015 ... DMS-1522768, and an NCSU Research Innovation Seed Fund. Preprint submitted to .... Thus, the preconditioning cost is negligible as compared with the matrix- ... In addition, since a low-accuracy HSS approximation tends to ...

  2. Size dependence of transfer free energies: A hard-sphere-chain-based formalism

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    Shimizu, Seishi

    : the volume-proportional term is shown to be negligibly small. This disproves the basic assumption and binding. A large amount of data on the oil/water partitioning and gas solubility vapor/ liquid

  3. Design Case Summary: Production of Gasoline and Diesel from Biomass...

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    23% Natural Gas (at 7.68 per square 0.32 16% foot) Catalysts and Chemicals 0.15 7% Waste Disposal 0.01 negligible http:www.biofuels.energy.gov diesel fuel from woody...

  4. Ionic liquid ion source emitter arrays fabricated on bulk porous substrates for spacecraft propulsion

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    Courtney, Daniel George

    2011-01-01

    Ionic Liquid Ion Sources (ILIS) are a subset of electrospray capable of producing bipolar beams of pure ions from ionic liquids. Ionic liquids are room temperature molten salts, characterized by negligible vapor pressures, ...

  5. A Study on the Failure of Industrial Electric Heater 

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    Chyu, M. C.

    1988-01-01

    mm); thus, the conduction error associated with the thermocouple reading is negligible. The thermocouples are of chromel-constantan (E-type). Their emf outputs are monitored by a digital voltmeter. The entire temperature measuring system...

  6. PREPARED FORTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNDER CONTRACT DEAC0276CH03073

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    Plasma Physics Laboratory Publications Reports web site Calendar Year 2000. The home PPPL Reports minority ion­cyclotron heating, even though process introduces negligible angular momentum. mechanism source which volume integral separated positive negative regions. With such a source, solution

  7. Stabilities of the Aqueous Complexes Cm(CO3)3 and Am(CO3)3

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    /T reflecting negligible temperature influence on the corresponding molar enthalpy change rH3 = 12+ (28%), Pu(OH)2 + (21%) and PuCO3 + (19%). Thermochemical databases have been constructed from

  8. Investigation of sub-bandgap absorption in iron pyrite : optical and electrical measurements

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    Chakraborty, Rupak

    2014-01-01

    We investigate sub-bandgap absorption in pyrite FeS? single-crystals, using both natural and synthetic crystals. Both types of crystals show non-negligible magnitudes of sub-bandgap absorption. To test whether the origin ...

  9. Supplement of Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1293112950, 2014 http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/12931/2014/

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    Pierce, Jeffrey

    ) is negligible (R2 assumption that this factor is associated with fresh pollution mass spectra of fresh diesel exhaust, fuel and lubricating oil also suggests that this factor mainly

  10. CMOS circuits for VCSEL-based optical IO

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    Kern, Alexandra M., 1979-

    2007-01-01

    Electrical IO is becoming limited by copper interconnect channel losses that depend on frequency and distance. Package-to-package optical interconnects see negligible frequency-dependent channel losses, but data rates are ...

  11. K-12 Public Education in the Kansas Courts: 1980-2009

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    Fitzgerald, Leeann

    2011-03-31

    -law textbooks and another 500 cases “chosen randomly from the Westlaw data base to see whether they fit within the typology” (Imber & Thompson, 1991, p. 228). The categories in their final typology encompass almost all litigation against schools and provide... person" (Imber & Van Geel, 2004, p. 502). In cases of negligence, a reasonable person in a similar position could have anticipated the harmful results. To have a valid cause of action for negligence, certain prerequisites must exist: (1) a duty...

  12. Chapter 1 x Introduction 63 C1.2 When a person ice-skates, the ice surface actually melts beneath the blades, so

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    100 kg, L 30 cm, W 5 mm, and h 0.1 mm. Do you think our assumption of negligible air resistance! It appears that our assumption of negligible air drag was grossly incorrect. C1.3 Two thin flat plates)] Ans. (b) C1.4 Oil of viscosity P and density U drains steadily down the side of a tall, wide vertical

  13. The COS Stream Ciphers are Extremely Weak Steve Babbage

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    The COS Stream Ciphers are Extremely Weak Steve Babbage Vodafone Group R&D, Newbury, UK steve.babbage@vodafone.com Abstract: A new family of very fast stream ciphers called COS (for "crossing over system") has been. In this note we show that the COS ciphers are very weak indeed -- it requires negligible effort to reconstruct

  14. The COS Stream Ciphers are Extremely Weak Steve Babbage

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    The COS Stream Ciphers are Extremely Weak Steve Babbage Vodafone Group R&D, Newbury, UK steve.babbage@vodafone.com Abstract: A new family of very fast stream ciphers called COS (for ``crossing over system'') has been. In this note we show that the COS ciphers are very weak indeed --- it requires negligible effort to reconstruct

  15. Vilamoura 1 November 2004 The Fast Track to Fusion PowerThe Fast Track to Fusion Power

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    ), the peak of oil production cannot be much more than 20 years away (and many predict that production The Looming Energy Crisis - world energy use predicted double by 2045; 80% currently from fossil fuels climate change + running out (oil first) What must be done? - increased energy R&D (currently negligible [and

  16. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

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    . In particular, I make a rough calculation of the impact of tax incentives for domestic oil production on world oil supply and prices and find that the incentives for domestic production have negligible impact on world supply or prices despite the United States being the third largest oil producing country

  17. A Case where a Paradox Like Braess's Occurs in the Nash Equilibrium but Does Not Occur in the Wardrop Equilibrium

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    A Case where a Paradox Like Braess's Occurs in the Nash Equilibrium but Does Not Occur of the other individuals. Another framework in which such a paradox may occur is that of the Nash equilibrium­ negligible eoeect on the other players. It is natural to expect the same type of paradox in the Nash equilib

  18. Required Report -public distribution Date: 6/19/2009

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    . Practically all production will be exported, with the EU being the main market by far. Domestic consumption, representing roughly 40 percent of the production capacity the country will have by the end of the year is negligible, but it will grow significantly as from 2010 when the official B5 mandate is in place. Production

  19. Evolution of Clearance Standards and Implications for

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    ;6 · At present, US market does not exist. · Steel and concrete industries and labor unions are opposing converting these materials into consumer products (cars, chairs, toys, spoons, etc) because of potential risk of radioactivity is not reasonable ­ Release of these materials can be accomplished with negligible or no risk

  20. Earth Planets Space, 57, 895902, 2005 Short time-scale heating of the Earth's mantle by ice-sheet dynamics

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    -scale energy transfer from the ice sheet loading and unloading processes to the Earth's interior via viscous flow can represent a non-negligible mantle energy source with cryogenic origins. Volumetric heating rebound. 1. Introduction The Earth is a nonlinear dynamical system with a fluid atmosphere and oceans

  1. R. Ballarini Associate Professor.

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    Ballarini, Roberto

    . intensity factor is negligible compared to the energy dissipated in the yielding process. A zero net stress. The reason the stress intensity factor is taken as zero is that the energy release rate associated and concrete [3, 4], since the energy dissipated in the stretching of steel fibers is much greater than

  2. Review of the Proposed Reserve Markets in New England* Peter Cramton, Hung-po Chao, and Robert Wilson

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    ............................... 55 Appendix 4: Including out-of-merit commitment costs in the reserve price is gained by allowing reserve availability bids in the day-ahead market. Doing so greatly increases electricity markets. The challenge arises from non-convex costs (large fixed costs and negligible variable

  3. Offshore Coastal Wind Speed Gradients: issues for the design and development of large offshore windfarms

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    Pryor, Sara C.

    -situ and remote sensing data from offshore wind farms in Denmark, are used to examine both horizontal and vertical the area of the wind farm appear to be small and negligible. 1. INTRODUCTION As large offshore wind farmsOffshore Coastal Wind Speed Gradients: issues for the design and development of large offshore

  4. Energy security and crude oil in Atlantic Canada Larry Hughes, PhD

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    Hughes, Larry

    , coal, natural gas, hydroelectricity, nuclear power, and combustible renewables) into secondary energy of renewable hydroelectricity. This uneven distribution of energy resources has resulted in some regions being, coupled with the region's lack of significant hydroelectric potential and negligible natural gas resources

  5. http://bos.sagepub.com/ Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    opportunities to explore the impacts of chronic exposure to low-dose radioactive con- taminants on human health and low radiation readings can be observed relatively close to each other, but also at distances varying Agency, suggested that the effects of radiation on wildlife were negligible relative to the impacts

  6. Energy Harvesting Communications with Hybrid Energy Storage and Processing Cost

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    Energy Harvesting Communications with Hybrid Energy Storage and Processing Cost Omur Ozel Khurram with an energy harvesting transmitter with non-negligible processing circuitry power and a hybrid energy storage for energy storage while the battery has unlimited space. The transmitter stores the harvested energy either

  7. PREPARED FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNDER CONTRACT DE-AC02-76CH03073

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    -Reversed Configuration (FRC) is a compact toroid with negligible toroidal field, in which plasma is confined fusion reactor potential of the FRC (compact and simple geometry, translation properties and high plasmaPREPARED FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNDER CONTRACT DE-AC02-76CH03073 PRINCETON PLASMA

  8. Optimization of optical absorption in thin layers of amorphous silicon enhanced by silver nanospheres

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    Omelyanovich, Mikhail; Simovski, Constantin

    2015-01-01

    We study a highly controllable perfect plasmonic absorber -- a thin metamaterial layer which possess balanced electric and magnetic responses in some frequency range. We show that this regime is compatible with both metal-backed variant of the structure or its semitransparent variant. This regime can be implemented in a prospective thin-film photovoltaic cell with negligible parasitic losses.

  9. Simulations of Tungsten Powder Experiment at HiRadMat CERN

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    McDonald, Kirk

    solid spheres · Interphase drag force ­ Gidaspow · Heat transfer between phases ­ Hughmark · Gravity - y for experiment 1. Is force propagation through the powder negligible? 2. How severe is beam induced gas expansion by aerodynamic force applied by the escaping gas · It was postulated that a threshold exists for powder eruption

  10. CERNA WORKING PAPER SERIES Invention and Transfer of Climate Change Mitigation Technologies on a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science + MINES ParisTech, CERNA Empirical Policy and their international diffusion on a global scale. Statistics suggest that innovation has mostly been driven by energy economies is far from being negligible as China and South Korea together represent about 15% of total

  11. A simple method for predicting bulk temperature from tube wall temperature with uniform outside wall heat flux

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    Guo, Zhixiong "James"

    in laminar flow condition. When air is considered as the working fluid, natural convection is negligible Available online 5 April 2012 Keywords: Bulk temperature Wall temperature Axial wall conduction Laminar flow on conjugate heat transfer in a tube with internal laminar flow have been performed using analytical

  12. Shahrood University of Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012, 17

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    Bahrami, Majid

    is an approximation for hydrodynamic entrance region of laminar fluid flows with negligible Prandtl number developed laminar flow of a pseudoplastic fluid with a vanishing power-law index. According to Hartnett; Laminar; Slug; Arbitrary cross section; Approximate model. 1. Introduction In the low-Prandtl (slug) flow

  13. Vibration of Wires in Liquid Argon Due to Fluid Flow Kirk T McDonald (kirkmcd@princeton.edu)

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Vibration of Wires in Liquid Argon Due to Fluid Flow Kirk T McDonald (kirkmcd. But in these regions, the Reynolds number of the flow is 56/23 = 2.4, in which case the flow is laminar, not turbulent, and there is no excitation of wire vibration. So, I conclude that wire vibration due to fluid flow is negligible (unless

  14. Remotely powered distributed microfluidic pumps and mixers based on miniature diodes{

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    to the micrometer scale results in a laminar flow, characterized by low Reynolds numbers (Re = Ud/n, where U is negligible.6,7 The laminar fluid motion makes operations like fluid pumping and solute mixing very challenging. Laminar flows normally lead to low Pe´clet number (Pe = Ud/D, where D is the molecular

  15. 46th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit, 7-10 January 2008, Reno, Nevada Shock-Fitted Calculation of Unsteady Detonation in

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    Mexico, 87545, USA Joseph M. Powers , University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556-5637, USA numerical corruption negligible. As a result, mathematically verified solutions for a mixture initially such results was the use of a shock-fitting technique so as to avoid the corrupting influences of common shock

  16. Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 36, No. 56, March, 201128 Cadmium, Arsenic, Lead and Nitrate Pollution in the Groundwater of

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    Short, Daniel

    ). About half of the plain in the north and west parts is occupied by barren salt playas. In addition tectonized and as a result of being low and narrow, has negligible role in recharging the alluvial aquifer in the south and the salt playas (as discharging areas) in the north. In contrast to the north, groundwater

  17. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 78, 036304 2008 Variational principle in dynamics of a vortex ...lament

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    A vortex ...lament is a thin tube such that vorticity is negligible in a vicinity of this tube while insidePHYSICAL REVIEW E 78, 036304 2008 Variational principle in dynamics of a vortex ...lament Victor L in dynamics of vortex ...lament Victor L. Berdichevsky Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit

  18. Radiation-Driven Flame Spread Over Thermally-Thick Fuels in Quiescent Microgravity Environments

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    heat transfer from the flame to the fuel bed is negligible. Radiative effects are more significant], the basic approach to modeling Sf is to equate the heat flux per unit area from the gas to the fuel surface Colloquium topic area: 7. Microgravity combustion Keywords: Microgravity-Experiments, Microgravity

  19. 1. Mineral Exploration Regulation in British Columbia Health, Safety and Reclamation Code

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    Bolch, Tobias

    for or to produce coal, mineral bearing substances, placer minerals, rock, limestone, earth, clay, sand or gravel mineral, coal, sand, gravel or rock, or (b) the production of a mineral, a placer mineral, coal, sand under the Criminal Code of Canada for criminal acts or negligence in the workplace. Further information

  20. 2D Mater. 2 (2015) 035002 doi:10.1088/2053-1583/2/3/035002 Coupling tension and shear for highly sensitive graphene-based

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    Park, Harold S.

    2015-01-01

    variation in electronic transport to coupled tension and shear deformation, a highly sensitive graphene and the relative proportion of the conductance depend smoothly on the gate voltage with negligible fluctuations% and the angle varies from 0° to 90°, the relative proportion of the conductance changes from 60 to 90%. Graphene

  1. Space Use by Forster's Terns Breeding in South San Francisco Bay JILL BLUSO-DEMERS

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    Colwell, Mark

    , sex- specific foraging behaviors among seabirds with negligible sexual size dimorphism (i that differ- ences reported in sexually dimorphic species are not mediated exclusively by differences in body 95616 4 Current address: San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035 Internet

  2. Rotary pneumatic valve

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    Hardee, Harry C. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1991-01-01

    A rotary pneumatic valve which is thrust balanced and the pneumatic pressure developed produces only radial loads on the valve cylinder producing negligible resistance and thus minimal torque on the bearings of the valve. The valve is multiplexed such that at least two complete switching cycles occur for each revolution of the cylinder spindle.

  3. 782 NATURE MATERIALS | VOL 12 | SEPTEMBER 2013 | www.nature.com/naturematerials news & views

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    Johnson, Peter D.

    and negligible dielectric losses, and is likely to enable further scaling in electronic and energy-storage dielectrics. This requires engineering the competing materials' interactions by creating and locally). However, the Lyddane­Sachs­Teller relation may be generalized for other types of dipole-active process

  4. TechnologyReview.com |Print Forums

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    collaboration has developed a design to sustain such a so-called "burning plasma," generating about 500 as large, and also requires the use of superconducting magnets that consume negligible electric power for their operation. Decades of fundamental scientific research and detailed engineering design have bolstered

  5. On the interaction of radio waves with meteoric plasma

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    Luigi Foschini

    2001-12-16

    In this paper, a meteoric plasma is analyzed from a physical viewpoint, with particular emphasis on its interaction with radio waves. The attention is drawn to some macroscopic characteristics of a meteoric plasma and it is shown that the electron-ion collision frequency is not negligible, as commonly thought.

  6. SUBMITTED TO: THE D.C. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER

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    District of Columbia, University of the

    that the hydraulic connection is negligible, but this has been based solely on the intermediate to low permeability are frequently noted in wells drilled through the Patapsco in the immediate vicinity of the field site (Schnabel. Proposed construction along New York Avenue and recently drilled water-supply wells in the area may also

  7. Wind-Driven Currents The first, and simplest, theory of steady wind-driven flow is due to Ekman

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    Griesel, Alexa

    Wind-Driven Currents The first, and simplest, theory of steady wind-driven flow is due to Ekman gradients are negligible. The goal of this project is to isolate the wind-driven flow using the FASINEX moored measurements of velocity and wind stress. 1. Writing u Uei t = , and assuming a parameterization

  8. Efficient Implementation Algorithm for a Homogenized Energy Model with Thermal Relaxation

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    Efficient Implementation Algorithm for a Homogenized Energy Model with Thermal Relaxation Thomas R to implement the homogenized energy hysteresis model with thermal relaxation for both ferroelectric For Algorithm 1. Algorithm used to implement the homogenized energy model with negligible thermal relaxation

  9. Icarus 180 (2006) 147160 www.elsevier.com/locate/icarus

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    Mueller-Wodarg, Ingo

    2006-01-01

    of temperatures, winds and composition at equinox and solstice. Our calculations confirm the well-known finding, which drive horizontal winds of less than 20 m/s and negligible horizontal changes in composition. In contrast, Joule heating produces a strong dynamical response with westward winds comparable to the sound

  10. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 34, 291304 (2009)

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    Singer, Michael

    2009-01-01

    accumulation both upstream and downstream of lateral flow diversions and negligible sedimentation in a `hydraulic shadow' directly downstream of a diversion weir. The pads located downstream of the shadow recorded several centimeters of deposition during a moderate flood in 2006, increasing downstream to a peak

  11. Power Harvesting and Telemetry in CMOS for Implanted Devices

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    Stanacevic, Milutin

    the animal with an external battery pack we have turned to energy harvesting. Energy harvesting uses tissue by introducing water bearing colloids between the two coils revealed a negligible loss of transfer or tethering limits the recording range in awake, behaving animals in chronic studies. Many studies have shown

  12. Antimicrobial packaging system for optimization of electron beam irradiation of fresh produce 

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    Han, Jaejoon

    2006-10-30

    This study evaluated the potential use of an antimicrobial packaging system in combination with electron beam irradiation to enhance quality of fresh produce. Irradiated romaine lettuce up to 3.2 kGy showed negligible (p > 0.05) changes in color...

  13. 3370 J. Phys. Chem. 1990, 94. 3370-3373 the thermal yield of R38C1from SnR4 might be anticipated in

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    Eisenthal, Kenneth B.

    levek3 The yield of radioactive 4'Ar serves as a monitor for the thermal neutron exposure of the sample of 1 min with the nuclear reactor at only 10 kW power held radiation damage in the system to negligible, allowing the calculation of the total amount of j8CI formed in the system. The volatile organic

  14. Microscale gas flow: A comparison of Grad's 13 moment equations and other continuum approaches

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    Victoria, University of

    and chemical sensors, and fuel cells. The gas and fluid flows in devices of this size exhibit behavior that can) is not negligible compared to the characteristic length scale. The rarefaction of a fluid flow is also seen aircraft. Currently, when one looks to model fluid flow and heat transfer in a rarefied flow there are two

  15. The water entry of decelerating spheres Jeffrey M. Aristoff,1

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    Bush, John W.M.

    negligible decelera- tion over the time scale of cavity collapse. In general, how- ever, hydrodynamic forces angle a, and the cavitation number Q= p-pv / 1/2 U0 2 , where p is the local water pressure and pv is the water vapor pressure. In our study, Q 1, so the creation of cavitation bubbles in the liquid need

  16. SmartTouch: A new skin layer to touch the non-touchable Hiroyuki Kajimoto Masahiko Inami Naoki Kawakami Susumu Tachi

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    Tachi, Susumu

    skin sensation for Virtual Reality. The idea is to selectively stimulate each kind of receptor the system negligibly thin, so that it can be worn as an unconscious but essential daily interface, just like-mounted tactile display for the behavior modeling. In Conference Abstracts and Applications of SIGGRAPH, 264

  17. Journal of Counter-Ordnance Technology (Sixth International Sym um on Technology and Mine Problem, NPS, 10-13 Uncertainty in Acoustic Mine Detection Due to

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    Chu, Peter C.

    alternative to nuclear submarines. Technological advancements in battery design have resulted in higherJournal of Counter-Ordnance Technology (Sixth International Sym um on Technology and Mine Problem advantage of nuclear submarines is negligible to these countries. Mines come in a multitude of variations

  18. Constraining groundwater flow in the glacial drift and saginaw aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium

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    through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios T. WEN1 , M. C. CASTRO1 , C. M. HALL1 , D. L. PINTI2 that in situ production is negligible and that most He excesses have a source external to the aquifer Drift 14 C ages. Key words: 14 C ages, Groundwater flow, helium ages, helium fluxes, sedimentary basin

  19. PROPRIETARY MATERIAL. 2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Limited distribution permitted only to teachers and educators for course preparation. If you are a student using this Manual, you are using it without permission.

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    Bahrami, Majid

    it without permission. 10-103 10-151 An ice chest made of 10-cm thick styrofoam is initially filled with 45 of the ice chest is negligible. Properties The thermal conductivity of styrofoam is given to be k = 0.033 W

  20. Tradeoffs in Green Cellular Networks Eitan Altman

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    of negligible in- terference, switching off base stations reduces uplink power. 1. INTRODUCTION What is green to accomplish the same task with less energy. Several solutions aiming at reducing power from base station may off a fraction of the base stations. This saving comes at some cost: the coverage is reduced

  1. Discrete Vapour Cavity Model with Improved Timing of Opening and Collapse of Cavities

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    separation) and (2) two-component two-phase transient flow (gaseous cavitation; free gas in liquid flow) [1 falls to the liquid vapour pressure. A negligible amount of free and released gas in the liquid.s.tijsseling@tue.nl John P. VÍTKOVSKÝ Department of Natural Resources & Water Indooroopilly, QLD 4068, Australia Phone: +61

  2. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 391, 617623 (2008) doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13941.x Smart detectors for Monte Carlo radiative transfer

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    Baes, Maarten

    2008-01-01

    that is inherent in Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulations. As the typical detectors used in Monte Carlo negligible, we recommend the use of smart detectors in Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulations. Key wordsMon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 391, 617­623 (2008) doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13941.x Smart detectors

  3. atile-rich lo over 4.6 aeons. In fact, the Peale et al. theory suggests many such

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    Basu, Asish R.

    with a negligible vapor pressure (pressures deep within the interior above 1000°C should be S2; the vapor pressure ofsulfur at this temperature is on the order of 1 kbar. The lithostatic pressure at this point is 250 bars; the vapor pressure of sulfur at 400 K is 10-5 bar. Thus vol

  4. Consistency of The Mortality of Chronically-irradiated Beagles with the Linear

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    MacKay, David J.C.

    which radiation might be deemed to have negligible harm to most humans. Wade Allison also criticises-rates. These curves have been obtained from the beagle tissue archive1, which preserves the results of experiments in which hundreds of dogs were chronically exposed to gamma radiation for their entire lives Carnes

  5. Consistency of The Mortality of Chronicallyirradiated Beagles with the Linear

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    MacKay, David J.C.

    the results of experiments in which hundreds of dogs were chronically exposed to gamma radiation thresh­ old below which radiation might be deemed to have negligible harm to most humans. Wade AllisonGy/day. A control group received no gamma radiation. In the high dose­rate groups (540 mGy/day, 375 mGy/day and 262

  6. On the Multi-output Filtering Model and Its Applications

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    it on studying TUAK's f1 algorithm, AES, KASUMI and PRESENT. We demonstrate that the success rate of the attack on KASUMI and PRESENT is non-negligible, but f1 and AES are resistant to this attack. Second, we study and Teng Wu Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Waterloo, Canada {ggong

  7. International Handbook on the Economics of Energy

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    1 Introduction: Designing Induced Technological Change Models and Estimating Their Parameters Many of new technologies. A speculative or wishful scenario of the future, with negligible connection to real ­ their market shares, capital costs, operating costs, energy use, emissions. These and all other models also

  8. Conclusions 5.1. Summary of Results

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    emission rates were low enough to contribute negligibly to NOx. The apparent NO2 deposition velocity varied-induced light gradient, and represented no net flux of NOx. These were the first observations of the coupled NOx. In addition to the zero-net flux NOx cycling during the day, we observed a small net downward NOx flux

  9. RIS0-M-2294 HANDLING OF DEUTERIUM PELLETS FOR PLASMA REFUELLING

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    RIS0-M-2294 HANDLING OF DEUTERIUM PELLETS FOR PLASMA REFUELLING P.s. Jensen and V. Andersen Association Euratom - Ris0 National Laboratory Abstract. The use of a guide tube technique to inject pellets in pellet-plasma experiments guide tube on the mass and (v ~ 150 m/s) is negligible. jectories

  10. Figure 2: The mercury jet target geometry. The proton beam and mercury jet cross at z=-37.5 cm.

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    McDonald, Kirk

    that the meson production loss is negligible (beta functions of 0.3m or greater. ENERGY DEPOSITION by the focusing of the proton beam. The energy deposition in the capture system is determined and the shielding. These muons are first produced by focusing a proton beam on to a liquid mercury target, where low-energy pions

  11. AN ELECTROFISHING BOAT WITH A VARIABLE VOLTAGE PULSATOR

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    and design Equipment operation Safety precautions Literature cited . Figure l.--Boat plan Figure 2 is limited by wind conditions and the turbidity and depth of the water. It proved to be a useful tool-dwelling fishes. Mortality of fish is negligible. Cost of the unit including boat, motor, trailer, generator

  12. Abstract--While the connectivity, sensing, and computational capabilities of today's smartphones have increased, congestion in

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    Simunic, Tajana

    to pollution in the air. In a traditional pollution monitoring system, a handful of sites across a region of pollution with error of maximum 0.5 ppm, a negligible amount for the application of interest. Index Terms of interest are carefully selected for the deployment of air quality monitoring equipment [3]. However

  13. J. Fluid Mech. (2011), vol. 666, pp. 521553. c Cambridge University Press 2010 doi:10.1017/S0022112010004325

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    Hogg, Andrew

    2011-01-01

    . They yield predictions for the volume of fluid per unit width that overtops the beach, primarily, good agreement is found between the experimental measurements and the theoretical predictions in regimes for which the effects of drag are negligible. Key words: coastal engineering, hydraulic control

  14. Influence of Biocontrol Insects on Canada Thistle: Seed Production,

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    Ceurtorhynchus litura, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)], introduced at LNWR as a biocontrol agent, plus two seed head85 Influence of Biocontrol Insects on Canada Thistle: Seed Production, Germinability, and Viability appeared to be negligible. Key Words: biocontrol insects, Canada thistle, Cirsium arvense, germination

  15. Accommodation of prompt alpha-particle loss in a compact stellarator power plant

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    Najmabadi, Farrokh

    . This results in a non-negligible fraction of alpha- particles being promptly lost from the plasma and hitting the plasma facing components (PFC) at energies close to their born value of 3.5 MeV. The PFC armor must not only accommodate the heat load from the alpha-particle flux but it must also accommodate the He

  16. Accepted Manuscript Accommodation of prompt alpha-particle loss in a compact stellarator power

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    Raffray, A. René

    . This results in a non-negligible fraction of alpha particles being promptly lost from the plasma and hitting the plasma facing components (PFC) at energies close to their born value of 3.5 MeV. The PFC armor must not only accommodate the heat load from the alpha-particle flux but it must also accommodate the He

  17. Solar proton events in cosmogenic isotope data Ilya G. Usoskin,1

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    Usoskin, Ilya G.

    Solar proton events in cosmogenic isotope data Ilya G. Usoskin,1 Sami K. Solanki,2 Gennady A March 2006; published 27 April 2006. [1] A possible contribution of solar energetic particle events to the production of cosmogenic 10 Be and 14 C in the atmosphere is studied. The solar particle effect is negligible

  18. PROPRIETARY MATERIAL. 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Limited distribution permitted only to teachers and educators for course preparation. If you are a student using this Manual, you are using it without permission.

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    Bahrami, Majid

    C as the heat source. The power output from the turbine, the thermal efficiency of the plant, the exergy of the geothermal liquid at the exit of the flash chamber, and the exergy destructions and exergy efficiencies conditions exist. 2 Kinetic and potential energy changes are negligible. Analysis (a) We use properties

  19. PROPRIETARY MATERIAL. 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Limited distribution permitted only to teachers and educators for course preparation. If you are a student using this Manual, you are using it without permission.

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    Bahrami, Majid

    and potential energy changes are negligible. 5 There are no work interactions. Analysis (a) The steam in tank T Q SSS BABA The work potential wasted is equivalent to the exergy destroyed during a process, which can be determined from an exergy balance or directly from its definition gen0destroyed STX , kJ337 )k

  20. Quadratic Time, Linear Space Algorithms for Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization and Gaussian

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    .lyubashevsky,thomas.prest}@ens.fr 3 Thales Communications & Security Abstract. A procedure for sampling lattice vectors arithmetic precision necessary for achieving negligible statistical distance between the outputs of our lattices show that the practical performance improvements of our algorithms are as predicted in theory. 1

  1. CALS Office of Student Services--Career Development Cornell University 140 Roberts Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 www.cals.cornell.edu P: 607/255CALS (2257) F: 607/2544613 calsstudentservices@cornell.edu

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    2257-01-01

    than the ini al salary. Advancement oppor tuni es can make an ini al salary differen al negligible. Opportunity/requirement to relocate. Job security. Compensa on Package Star ng salary. Fringe. Compara ve salary and cost of living informa on (if choosing between offers). Vaca on and other

  2. Synchronization Transitions in a Disordered Josephson Series Kurt Wiesenfeld

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    Colet, Pere

    Synchronization Transitions in a Disordered Josephson Series Array Kurt Wiesenfeld School corresponds to complete phase­locking. In the limit of weak coupling and disorder, the system can be mapped with negligible capacitance, the governing circuit equations are ¯ h 2er j â?? OE j + I j sin OE j + â?? Q = I B ; j

  3. Mathematical Model for Mixing Reactants in a Capillary Microreactor by Transverse Diffusion of

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    Krylov, Sergey

    . The theory uses a single simplifying assumption that the longitudinal diffusion is negligible; this assumption is readily satisfied. We then develop a numerical model of TDLFP and use it to simulate. These requirements can be met by confining the nanoliter-volume reaction mixture in a microfabricated well,5 oil drop

  4. Chemical Engineering Science 61 (2006) 74217435 www.elsevier.com/locate/ces

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    2006-01-01

    emulsification vessel is used to generate volume size distribution data under the assumption of negligible drop includes validation of the self-similar assumption. The errors considered include measurement noise, data hydrophobic drugs are encapsulated in oil-in-water emulsions and delivered to patients via oral administration

  5. Bio-Inspired Ideas for Sustainable Energy: Poster Session Day 1 1 Sayeh Sinichi Levente Diosady

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    Sargent, Edward H. "Ted"

    :1) the formation of isopropyl ester was negligible, making this an alternative technique for biodiesel processing and methyl esters from canola oil via mixed alcohol transesterification. Biodiesel is an attractive and animal fats. The presence of isopropyl esters in biodiesel can improve the cold flow property of the fuel

  6. Symbol Timing Recovery for SOQPSK

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    Chandran, Prashanth

    2008-02-04

    with only negligible performance losses. The S-curves of the proposed TED's are given, which rule out the existence of false lock points. Numerical performance results are given for the two versions of SOQPSK: MIL-STD SOQPSK and SOQPSK-TG. These results show...

  7. Mobilizing Producers toward Environmental Sustainability

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    negligible effect. For several decades, analysts have debated the merits of alternative policy mechanisms- provements in the efficiency with which they use material and energy inputs in a given process, or reductions, and the vehicle emission standard. In the conclu- sion, I reflect on the broader lessons for environmental policy

  8. Energy-Quality Tradeoffs for Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Krishnamachari, Bhaskar

    Energy-Quality Tradeoffs for Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks Sundeep Pattem1 , Sameera-of-magnitude energy savings with negligible difference in tracking quality. We then consider duty-cycled activation. In these sensor activation strategies, energy savings come at the expense of a reduction in the quality

  9. Appl Phys A (2010) 98: 959 DOI 10.1007/s00339-009-5455-0

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    2010-01-01

    , a polymeric resist is melted by the laser pulse, and then im- printed with a fused silica mold within 200 ns with high fidelity and uni- formity, and negligible heat effect on both the mold and the substrate. SPEL is a novel technology that uses selec- tive melting to remove fabrication defects in nanostructures post

  10. The Prometheus IFE Reactor Cavity* M. S. Tillack, N. Ghoniem, A. R. Raffray, M. A. Abdou, and the Prometheus Team

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    Tillack, Mark

    minimizing waste disposal problems and providing negligible decay heat. Li and LiPb were rejected for safety complete des- cription of the design and analysis is contained in the study final report [1]. INTRODUCTION reasons in favor of a Pb wall protectant. Pb has toxicity and radioactivity concerns, but these were

  11. The Astrophysical Journal, 640:L155L158, 2006 April 1 2006. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

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    Moskalenko, Igor V.

    Max-Planck-Institut fu¨r extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, D-85741 Garching, Germany; aws@mpe.mpg thought of as negligible. However, a new calculation of the interstellar radiation field consistent made a calculation of the attenuation of very high energy g-rays in the Galaxy, using this new

  12. PREPARED FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNDER CONTRACT DE-AC02-76CH03073

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    minority ion-cyclotron heating is a negligible angular momentum source. This article proposes and evaluates Physics Laboratory Publications and Reports web site in Calendar Year 2000. The home page for PPPL Reports and evaluated for driving rotation in tokamak plasmas by minority ion-cyclotron heating, even though

  13. Cycling firing method for bypass operation of bridge converters

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    Zabar, Zivan (99-72 66th Rd., Apt. 9N, Forest Hills, NY 11375)

    1982-01-01

    The bridge converter comprises a number of switching elements and an electronic logic system which regulated the electric power levels by controlling the firing, i.e., the initiation of the conduction period of the switching elements. Cyclic firing of said elements allows the direct current to bypass the alternating current system with high power factor and negligible losses.

  14. Perturbation dynamics of a planktonic ecosystem Katherine Healey1

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    Monahan, Adam Hugh

    , the contribution of aggregation is negligible. 1 #12;1. Introduction Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolves waters, and more recently have been embedded in global climate models. While the equilibrium properties it into particulate organic carbon (POC). A portion of this POC, denoted exported carbon, eventually reaches the deep

  15. Diffusion of barium atoms in the 6s5d 3 DJ metastable levels and the 6s2 1

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    Huennekens, John

    ) for the barium-helium system are compared with values calculated from published, theoretical barium-helium to be negligible. Thus the main loss mechanism of 6s5d 3 DJ state atoms out of the detection region is diffusion

  16. Quantitative Finance, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697688.2015.1032545

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    Stanley, H. Eugene

    , the presence of intraday lead-lag relationships between financial assets is negligible in efficient markets of statistically validated financial intraday lead-lag relationships CHESTER CURME, MICHELE TUMMINELLO, ROSARIO N. MANTEGNA§¶, H. EUGENE STANLEY and DROR Y. KENETT Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics

  17. SEPTEMBER 2006 MOUM ET. AL. 1 Energy Transport by Nonlinear Internal Waves

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    Pierce, Stephen

    SEPTEMBER 2006 MOUM ET. AL. 1 Energy Transport by Nonlinear Internal Waves J. N. MOUM1 , J. M of coastline. The energy transported by these waves includes a nonlinear advection term uE that is negligible in linear internal waves. Unlike linear internal waves, the pressure-velocity energy flux up includes

  18. APRIL 2006 MOUM ET. AL. 1 Energy Transport by Nonlinear Internal Waves

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    Pierce, Stephen

    APRIL 2006 MOUM ET. AL. 1 Energy Transport by Nonlinear Internal Waves J. N. MOUM1 , J. M. KLYMAK2. The energy transported by these waves includes a nonlinear advection term uE that is negligible in linear internal waves. Unlike linear internal waves, the pressure-velocity energy flux up includes important

  19. Energy Transport by Nonlinear Internal Waves College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

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    Balasubramanian, Ravi

    Energy Transport by Nonlinear Internal Waves J. N. MOUM College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences in the bottom bound- ary layer. In the nonlinear internal waves that were observed, the kinetic energy. The energy transported by these waves includes a nonlinear advection term uE that is negligible in linear

  20. The Influence of Trickle Irrigation on the Quality of Irrigation Return Flow 

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    Brown, K. W.; Gerard, C. J.; DeMichele, D. W.; Sharpe, P. J. H.; Hipp, B. W.

    1976-01-01

    of 14 kg/ha from a lysimeter treated with 112kg/ha to a high of a- bout 75 kg/ha from a lysimeter treated with 224 kg/ha of N. Nitrate losses were negligible compared to checks when N application rates to sorghum were 112 kg/ha. Most of the N03-N losses...

  1. Ultrashort pulse laser machining of metals and alloys

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    Perry, Michael D.; Stuart, Brent C.

    2003-09-16

    The invention consists of a method for high precision machining (cutting, drilling, sculpting) of metals and alloys. By using pulses of a duration in the range of 10 femtoseconds to 100 picoseconds, extremely precise machining can be achieved with essentially no heat or shock affected zone. Because the pulses are so short, there is negligible thermal conduction beyond the region removed resulting in negligible thermal stress or shock to the material beyond approximately 0.1-1 micron (dependent upon the particular material) from the laser machined surface. Due to the short duration, the high intensity (>10.sup.12 W/cm.sup.2) associated with the interaction converts the material directly from the solid-state into an ionized plasma. Hydrodynamic expansion of the plasma eliminates the need for any ancillary techniques to remove material and produces extremely high quality machined surfaces with negligible redeposition either within the kerf or on the surface. Since there is negligible heating beyond the depth of material removed, the composition of the remaining material is unaffected by the laser machining process. This enables high precision machining of alloys and even pure metals with no change in grain structure.

  2. Middle Pleistocene glaciation in Patagonia dated by cosmogenic-nuclide measurements on outwash gravels

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    Middle Pleistocene glaciation in Patagonia dated by cosmogenic-nuclide measurements on outwash: cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating Marine Isotope Stage 8 glacial chronology southern South America terraces. The data demonstrate that nuclide inheritance is negligible and we therefore use the oldest

  3. A Multi-Price Inventory Model with Random Discount Prices Mohammad Mahdi Tajbakhsh1, Chi-Guhn Lee1,3, Saeed Zolfaghari2

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    Lee, Chi-Guhn

    A Multi-Price Inventory Model with Random Discount Prices Mohammad Mahdi Tajbakhsh1, Chi-Guhn Lee1 deal offers with a random discount price at random points in time. Assuming that the demand is constant over time, lead times are negligible, discount offerings follow a Poisson process, and discount price

  4. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 22672281, 2013 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/2267/2013/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    predictions and de- veloping mitigation strategies. However, the evolution of the CH4 concentrations observedAccess Atmospheric Measurement Techniques OpenAccess Biogeosciences OpenAccess Climate of the Past OpenAccess Earth-negligible effects, and should therefore be taken into ac- count in order to obtain a good estimate of CH4 concentra

  5. SelfConfiguring Heterogeneous Server Clusters Taliver Heath y , Bruno Diniz yz , Enrique V. Carrera y , Wagner Meira Jr. z , and Ricardo Bianchini y

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    Bianchini, Ricardo

    Horizonte, Brazil ftaliver,vinicio,ricardobg@cs.rutgers.edu fdiniz,meirag@dcc.ufmg.br Abstract Previous consume 29% less energy than an energy­ oblivious server, with only a negligible loss in throughput. The results also show that our server conserves more than twice as much energy as an energy­conscious server

  6. Uncertainties in the composition of Earth, its core and silicate William F McDonough1

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    Mcdonough, William F.

    and U concentrated in the silicate Earth, with negligible quantities stored in the core, the radiogenic contribution to the Earth's thermal power is 21 ± 4 TW relative to a total output of 46 ± 6 TW. 1 comparisons between the solar photosphere and meteorites, gross features of planet in the solar system

  7. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 14731490, 2011 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/1473/2011/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    production are the largest CO2 emission sources (IEA, 2005). In developing countries a non-negligible source in the highly industrialised countries and in countries with economies in transition, mainly located in the northern hemi- sphere. The contribution shows a slight seasonality since public electricity and heat

  8. asahi.com>ENGLISH> Opinion,Editorial Fusion reactor bid

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    emulate the #12;sun's hydrogen reactions. Radioactive waste produced by fusion would be negligible, with the government envisioning construction of a test reactor here as a means to lead development. But the EU is also the entire EU. The price tag for ITER construction is estimated at 570 billion yen, which when included

  9. 1 INTRODUCTION In order to demonstrate the feasibility of a radioactive waste repository in claystone

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The influence of damage on the creep behaviour was highlighted by simulating: (a) a multi-stage creep test is not activated; (c) from creep tests, simultaneous measurement of axial and lateral strains shows that volumetric strains are negligible; (d) in the phase corresponding to the secondary creep for long term tests,

  10. IEEE/PES Summer Power Meeting, San Diego, California, July 1998. Paper PE-450-PWRS-0-05-1998. THE STABILITY OF POWER SYSTEM MARKETS

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    IEEE/PES Summer Power Meeting, San Diego, California, July 1998. Paper PE-450-PWRS-0 noted, supply and demand are in balance at all times (no energy storage). · Except as otherwise noted, there are no network con- straints. · Transportation (transmission) losses are negligible. Cases of increasing

  11. 1 FEBRUARY 2004 281F E D O R O V I C H E T A L . 2004 American Meteorological Society

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    Fedorovich, Evgeni

    , Oklahoma DMITRII MIRONOV German Weather Service, Offenbach am Main, Germany (Manuscript received 19-mean turbulence kinetic energy and the energy drain from the CBL top are both negligibly small. The zero convection is usually the main mechanism of turbulence production in the CBL, and the contribution of wind

  12. Trawling Operations and South African (Cape) Fur Seals, Arctocepha/us pusillus pusil/us

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    . Wickens is with the Marine Biology Re search Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South, but this is negligible (0.3%) in terms ofthe value ofthe fishery. Seal mortality is mainly caused by drown ing in trawl are deliberately killed annually, but this most likely takes place only when caught and they enter the area below

  13. Variable-range hopping in quasi-one-dimensional electron crystals M. M. Fogler

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    Fogler, Michael

    of the Coulomb potential produces an unconventional linear in energy Coulomb gap and an unusual law. , invigorates efforts to understand unconventional phases in two and three dimensions starting from models a negligible role. In this situ- ation the jellium model an electron gas on a positive com- pensating

  14. An evaluation of the Gilian TRACEAIR Organic Vapor Monitoring Diffusive Badge in measuring short-term exposure levels of benzene under field conditions 

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    Pierce, Mark Edward

    1996-01-01

    of sampling at 3 5 to I 00 mL/@n depending on the vapors being sampled. The OVM I badge has been designed to monitor short-term exposure limits (STEL) and long-term limits with only negligible modifications to the badge housing. Side-by-side benzene STEL...

  15. ON THE RISK-ADJUSTED PRICING-METHODOLOGY-BASED VALUATION OF VANILLA OPTIONS AND EXPLANATION

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    Sevcovic, Daniel

    and perform extensive numerical testing of the model and compare the results to real option market data be used in qualitative and quantitative analyses of option market data. 1. Introduction In the past years a volatile portfolio are negligible. On the other hand, if transaction costs like, for example, bid

  16. Page 1 of 4 Release of Liability and Assumption of Risks

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    or problems which preclude or restrict my participation in this Trip. Further, l am aware of all of my vehicle or the negligence or default of the Host Institution, or any company or person engaged, and in consideration of being permitted to participate, on behalf of my family, heirs, and personal representative

  17. Proceedings of 2011 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia Grant #0856420 LiDAR and optical imaging for 3-D fracture orientations

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    Maerz, Norbert H.

    #0856420 LiDAR and optical imaging for 3-D fracture orientations Otoo, J. N., Maerz, N. H. Missouri manifest themselves in rock cuts as ,,facets that can be measured by LIDAR or fracture ,,traces that can mechanical break or fracture of negligible tensile strength, it has a low shear strength and high fluid

  18. Production, Crystallization, and Raman Shifting with para-Hydrogen Lauren E. Moore

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    McCall, Benjamin J.

    of the antisymmetrization of the wave function. This removal results in #12;3 an effective Fermi contact hyperfine.4 Conclusion 38 References 39 Appendix A: Refractive Index Derivation 42 Appendix B: Brewster's Angles 45 #12 from ortho-hydrogen to para- hydrogen is extremely slow and negligible at room temperature conditions

  19. SU-E-T-277: Raystation Electron Monte Carlo Commissioning and Clinical Implementation

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    Allen, C; Sansourekidou, P; Pavord, D

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the Raystation v4.0 Electron Monte Carlo algorithm for an Elekta Infinity linear accelerator and commission for clinical use. Methods: A total of 199 tests were performed (75 Export and Documentation, 20 PDD, 30 Profiles, 4 Obliquity, 10 Inhomogeneity, 55 MU Accuracy, and 5 Grid and Particle History). Export and documentation tests were performed with respect to MOSAIQ (Elekta AB) and RadCalc (Lifeline Software Inc). Mechanical jaw parameters and cutout magnifications were verified. PDD and profiles for open cones and cutouts were extracted and compared with water tank measurements. Obliquity and inhomogeneity for bone and air calculations were compared to film dosimetry. MU calculations for open cones and cutouts were performed and compared to both RadCalc and simple hand calculations. Grid size and particle histories were evaluated per energy for statistical uncertainty performance. Acceptability was categorized as follows: performs as expected, negligible impact on workflow, marginal impact, critical impact or safety concern, and catastrophic impact of safety concern. Results: Overall results are: 88.8% perform as expected, 10.2% negligible, 2.0% marginal, 0% critical and 0% catastrophic. Results per test category are as follows: Export and Documentation: 100% perform as expected, PDD: 100% perform as expected, Profiles: 66.7% perform as expected, 33.3% negligible, Obliquity: 100% marginal, Inhomogeneity 50% perform as expected, 50% negligible, MU Accuracy: 100% perform as expected, Grid and particle histories: 100% negligible. To achieve distributions with satisfactory smoothness level, 5,000,000 particle histories were used. Calculation time was approximately 1 hour. Conclusion: Raystation electron Monte Carlo is acceptable for clinical use. All of the issues encountered have acceptable workarounds. Known issues were reported to Raysearch and will be resolved in upcoming releases.

  20. Earth's Inner Core dynamics induced by the Lorentz force

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    Lasbleis, M; Cardin, P; Labrosse, S

    2015-01-01

    Seismic studies indicate that the Earth's inner core has a complex structure and exhibits a strong elastic anisotropy with a cylindrical symmetry. Among the various models which have been proposed to explain this anisotropy, one class of models considers the effect of the Lorentz force associated with the magnetic field diffused within the inner core. In this paper we extend previous studies and use analytical calculations and numerical simulations to predict the geometry and strength of the flow induced by the poloidal component of the Lorentz force in a neutrally or stably stratified growing inner core, exploring also the effect of different types of boundary conditions at the inner core boundary (ICB). Unlike previous studies, we show that the boundary condition that is most likely to produce a significant deformation and seismic anisotropy is impermeable, with negligible radial flow through the boundary. Exact analytical solutions are found in the case of a negligible effect of buoyancy forces in the inne...

  1. Finite temperature behaviour of the ISS-uplifted KKLT model

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    Chloe Papineau

    2008-05-05

    We study the static phase structure of the ISS-KKLT model for moduli stabilisation and uplifting to a zero cosmological constant. Since the supersymmetry breaking sector and the moduli sector are only gravitationally coupled, we expect negligible quantum effects of the modulus upon the ISS sector, and the other way around. Under this assumption, we show that the ISS fields end up in the metastable vacua. The reason is not only that it is thermally favoured (second order phase transition) compared to the phase transition towards the supersymmetric vacua, but rather that the metastable vacua form before the supersymmetric ones. This nice feature is exclusively due to the presence of the KKLT sector. We also show that supergravity effects are negligible around the origin of the field space. Finally, we turn to the modulus sector and show that there is no destabilisation effect coming from the ISS sector.

  2. Retrofit device to improve vapor compression cooling system performance by dynamic blower speed modulation

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    Roth, Robert Paul; Hahn, David C.; Scaringe, Robert P.

    2015-12-08

    A device and method are provided to improve performance of a vapor compression system using a retrofittable control board to start up the vapor compression system with the evaporator blower initially set to a high speed. A baseline evaporator operating temperature with the evaporator blower operating at the high speed is recorded, and then the device detects if a predetermined acceptable change in evaporator temperature has occurred. The evaporator blower speed is reduced from the initially set high speed as long as there is only a negligible change in the measured evaporator temperature and therefore a negligible difference in the compressor's power consumption so as to obtain a net increase in the Coefficient of Performance.

  3. Effects of liquid helium bubble formation in a superconducting cavity cryogenic system

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    Chang, X.; Wang, E.; Xin, T.

    2011-03-01

    We constructed a simple prototype model based on the geometry of the 56 MHz superconducting cavity for RHIC. We studied the formation, in this prototype, of bubbles of liquid helium and their thermal effects on the cavity. We found that due to the low viscosity of the liquid helium, and its small surface tension, no large bubbles formed. The tiny bubbles, generated from most of the area, behaved like light gas travelling in a free space and escaped from the trapping region. The bubbles that were generated in the trapping area, due to its descending geometry, are much bigger than the other bubbles, but due to the liquid flow generated by heating, they still are negligible compared to the size of the trapping region. We expected that the effects of bubbles in our 56 MHz cavity during operation might well be negligible.

  4. Nonproliferation, Nuclear Security, and the Insider Threat

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    Balatsky, Galya I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Duggan, Ruth [SNL

    2012-07-12

    Insider threat concept is evolving and getting more attention: (1) Domestically, internationally and in foreign countries, (2) At the government, academia, and industry levels, and (3) Public awareness and concerns are also growing. Negligence can be an insider's action. Technology advancements provide more opportunities, new tools for the insider. Our understanding of the insider is shaped by our cultural, social and ethnic perceptions and traditions. They also can limit our recognition of the issues and response actions.

  5. Online electronic version May not be emailed or posted ANYWHERE

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    Ruina, Andy L.

    (if L is negligible) Fi 0 If the inertial terms are zero the net force on system is zero. (Ic) II (kinetic + potential + internal). (III) for finite time t2 t1 Qdt t2 t1 Pdt E The net energy flow going in is equal to the net change in energy. (IIIa) Conservation of Energy (if Q P 0) E 0 E E2 E1 0 If no energy

  6. Online electronic version May not be emailed or posted ANYWHERE

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    Ruina, Andy L.

    is negligible) Fi 0 If the inertial terms are zero the net force on system is zero. (Ic) II) Angular Momentum + internal). (III) for finite time t2 t1 Qdt t2 t1 Pdt E The net energy flow going in is equal to the net L Net impulse is equal to the change in momentum. (Ia) Conservation of momentum (if Fi 0 ) L = 0 L

  7. Cost-Effective Industrial Boiler Plant Efficiency Advancements 

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    Fiorino, D. P.

    1997-01-01

    manufacturing complex. The "new" boiler plant began service in November, 1996 and consists of four 75,000 Ib/hr water-tube boilers burning natural gas and producing 210 psig saturated steam for heating and humidification. Efficiency advancements include...) in order to maintain cleanroom envirorunental conditions. Condensate losses are negligible and return condensate averages 200?F year-around. DESIGN CONCEPT A multiple-unit design incorporating four 75,000 lb/hr steam boilers was adopted in order...

  8. Calculating Fired Heater Efficiency 

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    Harriz, J. T.; Ritter, E. L.

    1986-01-01

    - The primary components of fuel are carbon and hydrogen. In the chemistry of combustion, hydrogen reacts with oxygen to form water vapor. The Higher Heating Value is the heat delivered by cooling all the products of combustion to their initial temperature... load. Combustibles losses are highly dependent on fuel type. Natural gas and No. 2 fuel oil are easily fired and flue gas residual combustibles are usually negligible. Coal, biomass and trash burners will usually have measurable unburned carbon...

  9. Alignment of Iron Nanoparticles in a Magnetic Field Due to Shape Anisotropy

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    Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam; Nicholson, Don M; Eisenbach, Markus; Ludtka, Gerard Michael; Rios, Orlando; Parish, Chad M

    2015-07-09

    During high magnetic field processing there is evidence for alignment of non-spherical metallic particles above the Curie temperature in alloys with negligible magneto-crystalline anisotropy. The main driving force for alignment is the magnetic shape anisotropy. Current understanding of the phenomenon is not adequate to quantify the effect of particle size, aspect ratio, temperature and the magnetic field on particle alignment. We demonstrate a Monte Carlo approach coupled with size scaling to show the conditions under which alignment is possible.

  10. Systems simulation of oil additives to grain at terminal elevators 

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    Goforth, Kerry James

    1985-01-01

    Negligible colorless, odorless stable, inert From: McIlveen, 1984 12 Previous Research Dust suppression characteristics of mineral oil have been evaluated at the United States Grain Marketing Research Laboratory in Manhatten, Kansas. Lai et al. (1981... and are not separated out by normal grain inspection procedures. Foreign matter reductions of up to 1. 5 percent have been reported in informal experiments (Hegadorn, 1984). Country elevators that have no dust collection systems are realizing savings from oil...

  11. Implications of Super-Kamiokande atmospheric low-energy data for solar neutrino oscillations

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    C. Giunti; C. W. Kim; U. W. Lee; V. A. Naumov

    1999-02-11

    It is shown that the high-Delta m^2 part of the large mixing angle MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem is disfavored by the Super-Kamiokande data for low-energy upward-going events. A quantitative bound is obtained in the three-neutrino scheme with a negligibly small element U_{e3} of the neutrino mixing matrix, as indicated by the result of the CHOOZ long-baseline antinu_e->antinu_e oscillation experiment.

  12. FRAP-T5 predictions during reactor shutdown events. [PWR; BWR

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    Peeler, G.B.; Laats, E.T.

    1980-01-01

    The Transient Fuel Rod Analysis Program, FRAP-T5, was recently assessed by EG and G Idaho, Inc. As part of this assessment, the measured and FRAP-T5 predicted fuel centerline temperature response during reactor shutdown events were compared. For these events either forced convection or nucleate boiling boundary conditions existed, resulting in a negligible effect on fuel behavior from cladding temperature and deformation uncertainties. This allowed the assessment of internal heat transfer to be emphasized.

  13. Comparison of radiological dose pathways for tank farm accidents

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    Van Keuren, J.C.

    1996-10-30

    This calculation note documents an evaluation of the doses from submersion and ground shine due to a release of tank farm radioactive materials, and a comparison of these doses to the doses from inhalation of the materials. The submersion and ground shine doses are insignificant compared to the inhalation doses. The doses from resuspension are also shown to be negligible for the tank farm analysis conditions.

  14. Nonextensive statistical effects in nuclear physics problems

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    G. Kaniadakis; A. Lavagno; M. Lissia; P. Quarati

    1998-12-12

    Recent progresses in statistical mechanics indicate the Tsallis nonextensive thermostatistics as the natural generalization of the standard classical and quantum statistics, when memory effects and long-range forces are not negligible. In this framework, weakly nonextensive statistical deviations can strongly reduce the puzzling discrepancies between experimental data and theoretical previsions for solar neutrinos and for pion transverse-momentum correlations in Pb-Pb high-energy nuclear collisions.

  15. Cu(In,Ga)Se2 alloys are the leading choice for absorber layers in high-efficiency thin film solar cells due to their direct gap, high absorption

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    Rockett, Angus

    film solar cells due to their direct gap, high absorption coefficient and excellent thermal stability]/[In+Ga]SubstrateCrystalSample *Negligible amount of Ga diffused into back of film from substrate; not detectable by EDX Device structure GaAs(In,Ga)SePhotoluminescence Excitation Spectroscopy of Cu(In,Ga)Se22 Thin FilmsThin Films Damon Hebert, Julio Soares, Marie Mayer, Angus

  16. Crowding Effects on Amyloid Aggregation Kinetics Supplementary Materials

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    Caflisch, Amedeo

    ) -1500 -1000 -500 0 500 y(Å) nC = 250 nC = 5000 FIG. 1: Projection on the x - y plane of a 20 ns into a fibril and 50% probability to dissolve into isolated monomers. 2 #12;-500 0 500 1000 1500 2000 x (Å) by two crowders (C). Since the radius of the peptide is non-negligible with respect to the one

  17. Self-pumping impurity control

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    Brooks, Jeffrey N. (Darien, IL); Mattas, Richard F. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1991-01-01

    Apparatus for removing the helium ash from a fusion reactor having a D-T plasma comprises a helium trapping site within the reactor plasma confinement device, said trapping site being formed of a trapping material having negligible helium solubility and relatively high hydrogen solubility; and means for depositing said trapping material on said site at a rate sufficient to prevent saturation of helium trapping.

  18. Dynamic characteristics of an oscillating electron tube

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    Hull, Lewis Madison

    1918-01-01

    detecting device, whose behavior was shroud­ ed in mystery and apparently governed by no consistent laws or principles, to a most unique position in the radio field; its immense variety of possible applications in both in laboratory measurements... assumptions have been made: RIf negligible compared with VQ. RCB n " " 1. In practice, when the tube is put in oscillation with this arrangement of inductances a number of harmonic frequencies is present. These frequencies were first detect­ ed...

  19. A study of the precursor effect in an arc-driven shock tube 

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    Reed, James Alan

    1969-01-01

    &eymann. These studies tend to support electron diffusion as the major source. All of the photoionization studies use a theory based on a monatomic gas and, at most, singly ionized atoms. Clarke and Ferrari in investigating photoionization neglected charge dif... upstream from the shock than did Clarke and Ferrari where their assumptions of negligible line radiation influence on the precursor processes and ionization from the ground state of the gas by collisions with electrons and absorption of photons were more...

  20. The Sun-Earth Connection The Temperature of the Earth

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    Walter, Frederick M.

    The Sun-Earth Connection #12;The Temperature of the Earth The Earth is in equilibrium with the Sun absorbed from the Sun with ­the heat radiated by the Earth. Heat in = heat out #12; 4R 2T 4 (1-a) R 2 (L / 4 d2) Energy Balance #12;Heat In · Energy input comes from the Sun (internal heat is negligible

  1. Essays in International Macroeconomics and Forecasting 

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    Bejarano Rojas, Jesus Antonio

    2012-10-19

    the industrialized countries’ in ation even though their cross-country correlation in money growth rate is negligible. The structure of this model generates cross-country correlations of in ation, output and consumption that appear to closely correspond... to the data. Additionally, this model can explain the internal correlation between in ation and output observed in the data. The second essay presents two important results. First, gains from monetary policy cooperation are di erent from zero when...

  2. A study of flow in stratified reservoirs by use of the thermal analogy 

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    Pickering, Charles William

    1960-01-01

    be considered as having negligible slope indicating a constant diffusivity. Having the measured diffusivities of several layered systems, it was desired to find a satisfactory method for calculating the dif- fusivities oi' the same systems. In doing so, two... Two Metals on Diffusivity. 32 A and B-The Change in Temperature Differential Across a Layered System. TAB LES Physical Properties of Some Metals, Alloys, and Rubbe r. 38 Comparison of Calculated and Experimental Diffusivitie s. 39 ABSTRACT A...

  3. High-energy single diffractive dissociation of nucleons and the 3P-model applicability range

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    Godizov, A A

    2015-01-01

    The adequacy of the triple-pomeron interaction approximation (the 3P-model) for description of the high-energy single diffractive dissociation of nucleons is analyzed via application to the available experimental data on nucleon-nucleon scattering, including the recent results produced by CMS Collaboration. It is argued that the total contribution of secondary reggeon exchanges is not negligible up to the Tevatron energy.

  4. A simplified procedure for estimation of mixture permeances from unary permeation data

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    Krishna, Rajamani; van Baten, Jasper M

    2011-01-01

    Using the Maxwell–Stefan (M–S) diffusion equations as a basis, we derive simple analytic expression for the estimation of component permeances of mixtures across micro- and mesoporous membranes on the basis of unary permeation data. The analytic procedure uses two simplifying assumptions: (1) downstream pressures are negligibly small in comparison to upstream pressures, and (2) adsorption equilibrium within the pores can be described by Henry law coefficients. Two limiting scenarios are considered in estimating the M–S exchange coefficients, Ð{sub ij}: (1) correlations negligible, and (2) correlations dominant. In the correlations negligible scenario, the permeances of each component in the mixture equal that of the corresponding pure components. For the correlations dominant scenario, the permeances in the mixture are significantly different from the pure component values; the differences being dictated not only by mobilities of the species within the pores, but also by the adsorption equilibrium. The results of this study underlines the strong influence of diffusional correlations on the mixture permeances and permeation selectivities.

  5. Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics

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    Enrico Barausse; Vitor Cardoso; Paolo Pani

    2015-01-07

    The upcoming detection of gravitational waves by terrestrial interferometers will usher in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy. This will be particularly true when space-based detectors will come of age and measure the mass and spin of massive black holes with exquisite precision and up to very high redshifts, thus allowing for better understanding of the symbiotic evolution of black holes with galaxies, and for high-precision tests of General Relativity in strong-field, highly dynamical regimes. Such ambitious goals require that astrophysical environmental pollution of gravitational-wave signals be constrained to negligible levels, so that neither detection nor estimation of the source parameters are significantly affected. Here, we consider the main sources for space-based detectors -- the inspiral, merger and ringdown of massive black-hole binaries and extreme mass-ratio inspirals -- and account for various effects on their gravitational waveforms, including electromagnetic fields, cosmological evolution, accretion disks, dark matter, "firewalls" and possible deviations from General Relativity. We discover that the black-hole quasinormal modes are sharply different in the presence of matter, but the ringdown signal observed by interferometers is typically unaffected. The effect of accretion disks and dark matter depends critically on their geometry and density profile, but is negligible for most sources, except for few special extreme mass-ratio inspirals. Electromagnetic fields and cosmological effects are always negligible. We finally explore the implications of our findings for proposed tests of General Relativity with gravitational waves, and conclude that environmental effects will not prevent the development of precision gravitational-wave astronomy.

  6. Fermi-level depinning and contact resistance reduction in metal/n-Ge junctions by insertion of W-encapsulating Si cluster films

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    Okada, Naoya [Nanoelectronics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8562 (Japan); Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan); Uchida, Noriyuki [Nanoelectronics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8562 (Japan); Kanayama, Toshihiko [Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan); National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)

    2014-02-10

    We demonstrate Fermi-level depinning in metal/Ge junctions and a significant reduction of specific contact resistivity of n-Ge by inserting an ultra-thin semiconducting Si-rich W silicide film (WSi{sub n}, n?=?12–14) composed of W-encapsulating Si clusters. Dependence of the specific contact resistivity on the electron Schottky barrier height followed the ideal exponential relation for various contact metal species. This result indicates that the insertion of the WSi{sub n} film provides a negligible contribution to contact resistivity because its tunneling resistance is very low owing to the low offset of the conduction band edge of Ge.

  7. ANALYSIS OF HARRELL MONOSODIUM TITANATE LOT #s 46000606120, 46000722120, AND 46000808120

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    Taylor-Pashow, K.

    2012-10-08

    Monosodium titanate (MST) for use in the Actinide Removal Process (ARP) must be qualified and verified in advance. A single qualification sample for each batch of material is sent to SRNL for analysis, as well as a statistical sampling of verification samples. The Harrell Industries Lot #s 46000706120, 46000722120, and 460008081120 qualification and verification samples met each of the selected specification requirements that were tested with the exception of a few pails being marginally below the lower weight percent solids limit. These deviations from the specifications are viewed as negligible since the corresponding density of the slurries indicates no appreciable shortage of MST solids. Therefore, SRNL recommends acceptance and use of these pails.

  8. Influence of vibrational excitation on surface diffuseness of inter-nuclear potential: study through heavy-ion quasi-elastic scattering at deep subbarrier energies

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    Kaur, Gurpreet; Jhingan, A; Sugathan, P; Hagino, K

    2015-01-01

    We discuss the role of channel coupling in the surface properties of an inter-nuclear potential for heavy-ion reactions. To this end, we analyze the experimental quasi-elastic cross sections for the $^{12}$C + $^{105,106}$Pd and $^{13}$C + $^{105,106}$Pd systems using the coupled-channels approach by including the vibrational excitations in the target nuclei. While earlier studies have reported a negligible influence of vibrational excitation on the surface diffuseness parameter for spherical systems, we find a significant effect for the C+Pd systems. Our systematic study also reveals influence of transfer couplings on the surface diffuseness parameter.

  9. Noise Kernel for Self-similar Tolman Bondi Metric: Fluctuations on Cauchy Horizon

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    Seema Satin; Kinjalk Lochan; Sukratu Barve

    2013-04-12

    We attempt to calculate the point separated Noise Kernel for self similar Tolman Bondi metric, using a method similar to that developed by Eftekharzadeh et. al for ultra-static spacetimes referring to the work by Page. In case of formation of a naked singularity, the Noise Kernel thus obtained is found to be regular except on the Cauchy horizon, where it diverges. The behavior of the noise in case of the formation of a covered singularity is found to be regular. This result seemingly renders back reaction non-negligible which questions the stability of the results obtained from the semiclassical treatment of the self similar Tolman Bondi metric.

  10. Calculation of anharmonic couplings and THz linewidths in crystalline PETN

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    Pereverzev, Andrey Sewell, Thomas D. Thompson, Donald L.

    2014-03-14

    We have developed a method for calculating the cubic anharmonic couplings in molecular crystals for normal modes with the zero wave vector in the framework of classical mechanics, and have applied it, combined with perturbation theory, to obtain the linewidths of all infrared absorption lines of crystalline pentaerythritol tetranitrate in the terahertz region (<100 cm{sup ?1}). Contributions of the up- and down-conversion processes to the total linewidth were calculated. The computed linewidths are in qualitative agreement with experimental data and the results of molecular dynamics simulations. Quantum corrections to the linewidths in the terahertz region are shown to be negligible.

  11. Radon reduction and radon monitoring in the NEMO experiment

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    Nachab, A. [Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, BP 120, Le Haut Vigneau, 33175 Gradignan Cedex (France)

    2007-03-28

    The first data of the NEMO 3 neutrinoless double beta decay experiment have shown that the radon can be a non negligible component of the background. In order to reduce the radon level in the gas mixture, it has been necessary first to cover the NEMO 3 detector with an airtight tent and then to install a radon-free air factory. With the use of sensitive radon detectors, the level of radon at the exit of the factory and inside the tent is continuously controlled. These radon levels are discussed within the NEMO 3 context.

  12. Rolling G_2 Moduli

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    Andre Lukas; Stephen Morris

    2003-08-28

    We study the time evolution of freely rolling moduli in the context of M-theory on a G_2 manifold. This free evolution approximates the correct dynamics of the system at sufficiently large values of the moduli when effects from non-perturbative potentials and flux are negligible. Moduli fall into two classes, namely bulk moduli and blow-up moduli. We obtain a number of non-trivial solutions for the time-evolution of these moduli. As a generic feature, we find the blow-up moduli always expand asymptotically at early and late time.

  13. A hyperbolic problem with non-local constraint describing ion-rearrangement in a model for ion-lithium batteries

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    Stefano Scrobogna; Juan J. L. Velázquez

    2015-02-20

    In this paper we study the Fokker-Plank equation arising in a model which describes the charge and discharge process of ion-lithium batteries. In particular we focus our attention on slow reaction regimes with non-negligible entropic effects, which triggers the mass-splitting transition. At first we prove that the problem is globally well-posed. After that we prove a stability result under some hypothesis of improved regularity and a uniqueness result for the stability under some additional condition of

  14. HST Survey of Clusters in Nearby Galaxies. I. Detection and Photometry

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    Andrew E. Dolphin; Robert C. Kennicutt Jr

    2001-10-08

    We have developed photometric techniques that can be applied to images with highly-variable backgrounds, as well as to slightly-extended objects (object size comparable to or smaller than PSF size). We have shown that ordinary stellar PSF-fitting photometry can be applied to slightly-extended objects, provided that one applies a systematic correction to the photometry that is a function primarily of the observed sharpness. Applying these techniques to the Cepheid target NGC 3627, we find that we are successfully able to photometer the stars and clusters, as well as discriminating the cluster population with a negligible number of false detections.

  15. Quantum Hacking: Experimental demonstration of time-shift attack against practical quantum key distribution systems

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    Yi Zhao; Chi-Hang Fred Fung; Bing Qi; Christine Chen; Hoi-Kwong Lo

    2011-04-01

    Quantum key distribution (QKD) systems can send signals over more than 100 km standard optical fiber and are widely believed to be secure. Here, we show experimentally for the first time a technologically feasible attack, namely the time-shift attack, against a commercial QKD system. Our result shows that, contrary to popular belief, an eavesdropper, Eve, has a non-negligible probability (~4%) to break the security of the system. Eve's success is due to the well-known detection efficiency loophole in the experimental testing of Bell inequalities. Therefore, the detection efficiency loophole plays a key role not only in fundamental physics, but also in technological applications such as QKD.

  16. On the contribution of plasminos to the shear viscosity of a hot and dense Yukawa-Fermi gas

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    N. Sadooghi; F. Taghinavaz

    2015-04-16

    Using the standard Green-Kubo formalism, we determine the shear viscosity $\\eta$ of a hot and dense Yukawa-Fermi gas. In particular, we study the effect of particle and plasmino excitations on thermal properties of the fermionic part of the shear viscosity, and explore the effects of thermal corrections to particle masses on bosonic and fermionic shear viscosities, $\\eta_b$ and $\\eta_f$. It turns out that the effects of plasminos on $\\eta_f$ become negligible with increasing (decreasing) temperature (chemical potential).

  17. Spin-current diode with a ferromagnetic semiconductor

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    Sun, Qing-Feng Xie, X. C.

    2015-05-04

    Diode is a key device in electronics: the charge current can flow through the device under a forward bias, while almost no current flows under a reverse bias. Here, we propose a corresponding device in spintronics: the spin-current diode, in which the forward spin current is large but the reversed one is negligible. We show that the lead/ferromagnetic quantum dot/lead system and the lead/ferromagnetic semiconductor/lead junction can work as spin-current diodes. The spin-current diode, a low dissipation device, may have important applications in spintronics, as the conventional charge-current diode does in electronics.

  18. Process for forming silicon carbide films and microcomponents

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    Hamza, Alex V. (Livermore, CA); Balooch, Mehdi (Berkeley, CA); Moalem, Mehran (Berkeley, CA)

    1999-01-01

    Silicon carbide films and microcomponents are grown on silicon substrates at surface temperatures between 900 K and 1700 K via C.sub.60 precursors in a hydrogen-free environment. Selective crystalline silicon carbide growth can be achieved on patterned silicon-silicon oxide samples. Patterned SiC films are produced by making use of the high reaction probability of C.sub.60 with silicon at surface temperatures greater than 900 K and the negligible reaction probability for C.sub.60 on silicon dioxide at surface temperatures less than 1250 K.

  19. One-loop operator matching in the static heavy and domain-wall light quark system with O(a) improvement

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    Tomomi Ishikawa; Yasumichi Aoki; Jonathan M. Flynn; Taku Izubuchi; Oleg Loktik

    2011-05-16

    We discuss perturbative O(g^2a) matching with static heavy quarks and domain-wall light quarks for lattice operators relevant to B-meson decays and $B^0$-$\\bar{B}^0$ mixing. The chiral symmetry of the light domain-wall quarks does not prohibit operator mixing at O(a) for these operators. The O(a) corrections to physical quantities are non-negligible and must be included to obtain high-precision simulation results for CKM physics. We provide results using plaquette, Symanzik, Iwasaki and DBW2 gluon actions and applying APE, HYP1 and HYP2 link-smearing for the static quark action.

  20. An ab initio molecular orbital study of metal nitrosyl bond angles in iron complexes 

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    Hawkins, Tommy Wayne

    1979-01-01

    the berding process. Negligible transfer of charge, as determined by total charge population, between sntal and ligsnd is observed as in the (FeN0) case. The cyanide ligands appear to equally share a de- 6 ficit of about one charge unit. At the linear Fe...I An ab initio molecular orbital study of the series [Fe(NO)CN)4] (N = 1, 2, 3) and [Fe(NO)Z(CN)ZN)] is made with emphasis on the effect of iron nitrosyl bond angle on electronic structure. In the [FeNO} 6 1- case, [Fe(NO)(CN)4] , there is a potential...

  1. Solid-Liquid Interfacial Premelting

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    Yang, Yang; Asta, Mark; Laird, Brian Bostian

    2013-02-28

    liquid-liquid miscibility gap, negligible solubility of Pb in the Al solid phase, and a large melting point separa- tion (600 K for Pb and 933 K for Al). We have previously reported results from MD simulations on this system at 625 K, a temperature just... undergoes a roughening transition about 100 K below the melting point of Al. Simulation details.—In our simulations of the Al-Pb solid-liquid interface, we employ a classical many-body potential developed by Landa et al. [42] to model the inter- atomic...

  2. Experimental performance evaluation of line-focus sun trackers

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    Gee, R.C.

    1982-05-01

    Two sun trackers have been tested for tracking accuracy on an sun tracker. Both performed well during the entire test period. Their tracking performance as a function of insolation level was established, and their overall tracking accuracy (rms tracking error) was calculated. Both the flux-line and the shadowband tracker were found to have an effective rms error of about 1 milliradian. This information was used to determine the impact that the two trackers have on the annual energy performance of typical parabolic trough concentrating collectors. One milliradian rms tracking errors were found to result in negligibly small annual performance losses.

  3. Anisotropic flow generated by hard partons in medium

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    Tomasik, Boris

    2015-01-01

    Hard partons which are produced copiously in nuclear collisions at the LHC, deposit most of their energy and momentum into the surrounding quark-gluon plasma. We show that this generates streams in the plasma and contributes importantly to flow anisotropies. With the help of event-by-event three-dimensional perfect hydrodynamic simulations we calculate the observable azimuthal anisotropies of hadronic distributions and show that the proposed mechanism is capable of generating non-negligible part of the observed signal. Hence, it must be taken into account in quantitative studies in which one tries to extract the values of viscosities from the comparison of simulated results with measured data.

  4. Anisotropic flow generated by hard partons in medium

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    Boris Tomasik; Martin Schulc

    2015-01-05

    Hard partons which are produced copiously in nuclear collisions at the LHC, deposit most of their energy and momentum into the surrounding quark-gluon plasma. We show that this generates streams in the plasma and contributes importantly to flow anisotropies. With the help of event-by-event three-dimensional perfect hydrodynamic simulations we calculate the observable azimuthal anisotropies of hadronic distributions and show that the proposed mechanism is capable of generating non-negligible part of the observed signal. Hence, it must be taken into account in quantitative studies in which one tries to extract the values of viscosities from the comparison of simulated results with measured data.

  5. Results of First Outdoor Comparison Between Absolute Cavity Pyrgeometer (ACP) and Infrared Integrating Sphere (IRIS) Radiometer at PMOD (Presentation)

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    Reda, I.; Grobner, J.; Wacker, S.; Stoffel, T.

    2013-03-01

    The ACP and IRIS are developed to establish a world reference for calibrating pyrgeometers with traceability to SI units. The two radiometers are unwindowed with negligible spectral dependence, and traceable to SI units through the temperature scale (ITS-90). The first outdoor comparison between the two designs was held from January 28 to February 8, 2013 at the Physikalisch-Metorologisches Observatorium Davos (PMOD). The difference between the irradiance measured by ACP and that of IRIS was within 1 W/m2. A difference of 5 W/m2 was observed between the irradiance measured by ACP&IRIS and that of the interim World Infrared Standard Group (WISG).

  6. Search for the decay B? D(+)(s1) (2536)X

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

    1998-04-01

    in Fig. 1~b!. This produces right-sign D mesons; how- ever, the decay rate is expected to be small. Throughout this paper charge conjugate states are implied. Continuum Ds1 1 production has been thoroughly studied @1#. The Ds1 1 is just above the D*K mass... threshold and de- cays dominantly into D*0K1 and D*1K0. Other possible decay channels are negligible: Ds (*)1 p 0 due to isospin con- servation, Ds (*)1(np) due to Okubo-Zweig-Iizuka ~OZI! rule suppression @9#, DK or Ds 1 p 0 due to angular momen- tum...

  7. Magnetic Fields are not ignorable in the dynamics of disks

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    E. Battaner; E. Florido; A. Guijarro

    2000-09-25

    Magnetic fields are considered to be dominant when $\\epsilon_{B}\\geq\\epsilon_{K}$, being $\\epsilon_{B}=B^{2}/8\\pi$ the magnetic energy density and $\\epsilon_{K}=1/2 \\rho\\theta^{2}$ the rotation energy density, for a conventional moderate B= 1 $\\mu$G. They are considered to be negligible when $\\epsilon_{B}<\\epsilon_{K}$ for $B\\sim 10 \\mu$G. With no assumption and no theoretical calculation, we show that magnetic fields cannot be ignored in the outer parts of a galaxy like the Milky Way and in the whole disk of a dwarf galaxy.

  8. Vacuum leak detector and method

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    Edwards, Jr., David (7 Brown's La., Bellport, NY 11713)

    1983-01-01

    Apparatus and method for detecting leakage in a vacuum system involves a moisture trap chamber connected to the vacuum system and to a pressure gauge. Moisture in the trap chamber is captured by freezing or by a moisture adsorbent to reduce the residual water vapor pressure therein to a negligible amount. The pressure gauge is then read to determine whether the vacuum system is leaky. By directing a stream of carbon dioxide or helium at potentially leaky parts of the vacuum system, the apparatus can be used with supplemental means to locate leaks.

  9. Robust broadcast-communication control of electric vehicle charging

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    Chertkov, Michael; Turitsyn, Konstantin; Sulc, Petr; Backhaus, Scott

    2010-01-01

    The anticipated increase in the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) will put additional strain on electrical distribution circuits. Many control schemes have been proposed to control EV charging. Here, we develop control algorithms based on randomized EV charging start times and simple one-way broadcast communication allowing for a time delay between communication events. Using arguments from queuing theory and statistical analysis, we seek to maximize the utilization of excess distribution circuit capacity while keeping the probability of a circuit overload negligible.

  10. Determination of the shear and extensional rheology of bubbly liquids with a shear-thinning continuous phase

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    Torres, M.D.; Hallmark, B.; Wilson, D.I.

    2015-01-17

    , -??(*?dimensionless shear stress, -????parameter from Choi and Schowalter model, -????angular velocity, rad/s??Introduction Bubbly liquids are dispersions of a gas, ofair, in a liquid with low to medium volume fraction of the bubble phase so that the bubbles remain... that there was negligible contribution from wall slip. Samples were loaded carefully to ensure minimal structural damage, and held at rest for 5 min before testing to allow stress relaxation and temperature equilibration. A thin film of a Newtonian silicone oil (viscosity 1...

  11. Robust Broadcast-Communication Control of Electric Vehicle Charging

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    Turitsyn, Konstantin; Backhaus, Scott; Chertkov, Misha

    2010-01-01

    The anticipated increase in the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) will put additional strain on electrical distribution circuits. Many control schemes have been proposed to control EV charging. Here, we develop control algorithms based on randomized EV charging start times and simple one-way broadcast communication allowing for a time delay between communication events. Using arguments from queuing theory and statistical analysis, we seek to maximize the utilization of excess distribution circuit capacity while keeping the probability of a circuit overload negligible.

  12. Analysis of the spectroscopy of a hybrid system composed of a superconducting flux qubit and diamond NV centers

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    H. Cai; Y. Matsuzaki; K. Kakuyanagi; H. Toida; X. Zhu; N. Mizuochi; K. Nemoto; K. Semba; W. J. Munro; S. Saito; H. Yamaguchi

    2015-05-28

    A hybrid system that combines the advantages of a superconducting flux qubit and an electron spin ensemble in diamond is one of the promising devices to realize quantum information processing. Exploring the properties of the superconductor diamond system is essential for the efficient use of this device. When we perform spectroscopy of this system, significant power broadening is observed. However, previous models to describe this system are known to be applicable only when the power broadening is negligible. Here, we construct a new approach to analyze this system with strong driving, and succeed to reproduce the spectrum with the power broadening. Our results provide an efficient way to analyze this hybrid system.

  13. Ideal solar cell equation in the presence of photon recycling

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    Lan, Dongchen Green, Martin A.

    2014-11-07

    Previous derivations of the ideal solar cell equation based on Shockley's p-n junction diode theory implicitly assume negligible effects of photon recycling. This paper derives the equation in the presence of photon recycling that modifies the values of dark saturation and light-generated currents, using an approach applicable to arbitrary three-dimensional geometries with arbitrary doping profile and variable band gap. The work also corrects an error in previous work and proves the validity of the reciprocity theorem for charge collection in such a more general case with the previously neglected junction depletion region included.

  14. Steerable percussion air drilling system

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    Bui, H.D.; Gray, M.A.; Oliver, M.S.

    1995-07-01

    In the Steerable Percussion Air Drilling System (SPADS), air percussion is used to drill directionally in hard formations. Compared to mud or air powered PDM motors, SPADS offers directional drilling at high penetration rate, reduced mud costs, negligible formation damage, and immediate indication of hole productivity. Field tests turned up problems ranging from tool design to operation procedures; remedies were developed. There is an optimum WOB (weight on bit) at which torque is reasonably low. The hammer was tested at three different line pressures (200, 300, 350 psig) at optimum WOB in granite, limestone, and sandstone.

  15. Long-lived and compressed SUSY searches at CMS and ATLAS

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    Barlow, Nick; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    Two challenging scenarios for SUSY searches at the LHC are when there are small mass differences between particles in the decay chain ("compressed" spectra) and where the SUSY particles have a non-negligible lifetime. The compressed case can be addressed by looking at events containing Initial State Radiation (ISR), while long-lifetimes can give rise to a wide range of possible detector signatures. This talk describes these diverse and interesting searches, performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations on the Run 1 LHC data.

  16. Adsorption of silver dimer on graphene - A DFT study

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    Kaur, Gagandeep, E-mail: gaganj1981@yahoo.com [Department of Physics and Centre of Advanced Studies in Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India and Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali-140307, Punjab (India); Gupta, Shuchi [Department of Physics and Centre of Advanced Studies in Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India and University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh -160014 (India); Rani, Pooja; Dharamvir, Keya [Department of Physics and Centre of Advanced Studies in Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014 (India)

    2014-04-24

    We performed a systematic density functional theory (DFT) study of the adsorption of silver dimer (Ag{sub 2}) on graphene using SIESTA (Spanish Initiative for Electronic Simulations with Thousands of Atoms) package, in the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The adsorption energy, geometry, and charge transfer of Ag2-graphene system are calculated. The minimum energy configuration for a silver dimer is parallel to the graphene sheet with its two atoms directly above the centre of carbon-carbon bond. The negligible charge transfer between the dimer and the surface is also indicative of a weak bond. The methodology demonstrated in this paper may be applied to larger silver clusters on graphene sheet.

  17. Doping suppression and mobility enhancement of graphene transistors fabricated using an adhesion promoting dry transfer process

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    Cheol Shin, Woo; Hun Mun, Jeong; Yong Kim, Taek; Choi, Sung-Yool; Jin Cho, Byung, E-mail: bjcho@kaist.edu, E-mail: tskim1@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Electrical Engineering, Graphene Research Center, KAIST, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Taeshik; Kim, Taek-Soo, E-mail: bjcho@kaist.edu, E-mail: tskim1@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphene Research Center, KAIST, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphene Research Center, KAIST, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-09

    We present the facile dry transfer of graphene synthesized via chemical vapor deposition on copper film to a functional device substrate. High quality uniform dry transfer of graphene to oxidized silicon substrate was achieved by exploiting the beneficial features of a poly(4-vinylphenol) adhesive layer involving a strong adhesion energy to graphene and negligible influence on the electronic and structural properties of graphene. The graphene field effect transistors (FETs) fabricated using the dry transfer process exhibit excellent electrical performance in terms of high FET mobility and low intrinsic doping level, which proves the feasibility of our approach in graphene-based nanoelectronics.

  18. Impact of graphene polycrystallinity on the performance of graphene field-effect transistors

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    Jiménez, David; Chaves, Ferney [Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Escola d'Enginyeria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193-Bellaterra (Spain); Cummings, Aron W.; Van Tuan, Dinh [ICN2, Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) (Spain); Kotakoski, Jani [Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien (Austria); Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 43, 00014 University of Helsinki (Finland); Roche, Stephan [ICN2, Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) (Spain); ICREA, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, 08070 Barcelona (Spain)

    2014-01-27

    We have used a multi-scale physics-based model to predict how the grain size and different grain boundary morphologies of polycrystalline graphene will impact the performance metrics of graphene field-effect transistors. We show that polycrystallinity has a negative impact on the transconductance, which translates to a severe degradation of the maximum and cutoff frequencies. On the other hand, polycrystallinity has a positive impact on current saturation, and a negligible effect on the intrinsic gain. These results reveal the complex role played by graphene grain boundaries and can be used to guide the further development and optimization of graphene-based electronic devices.

  19. An investigation of the water balance of the basin of the Gulf of Mexico 

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    Hall, Clyde Stanley

    1969-01-01

    v" luce o!'. discha. . -ge occurred in the wintez and spring months, The 1965 water year 1 ad the greatest rate of river discharge, 29. D X 10 !gm sec', whi!? the 1963 a?d 1966 "atez years had rates of 19. 8 X 10" !cgm sec and 22. 5 X 10 Icgm sec... of Florida of water with salinity S . A11 quantities are 0 averages, and the salinity of river discharge is considered negligible. The ratio of the average salinities of waters flowing through both straits is /S. = I/O = (D+0)/0 0 i (8) where D =- I-0...

  20. Individual addressing of trapped $^{171}$Yb$^+$ ion qubits using a MEMS-based beam steering system

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    S. Crain; E. Mount; S. Baek; J. Kim

    2014-09-18

    The ability to individually manipulate the increasing number of qubits is one of the many challenges towards scalable quantum information processing with trapped ions. Using micro-mirrors fabricated with micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, we focus laser beams on individual ions in a linear chain and steer the focal point in two dimensions. We demonstrate sequential single qubit gates on multiple $^{171}$Yb$^+$ qubits and characterize the gate performance using quantum state tomography. Our system features negligible crosstalk to neighboring ions ($< 3\\times 10^{-4}$), and switching speed comparable to typical single qubit gate times ($<$ 2 $\\mu$s).

  1. Redshifting of cosmological black bodies in BSBM varying-alpha theories

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    Barrow, John D.; Magueijo, João

    2014-12-04

    the energy of a wave packet does not change because of a varying e (or ?). Combining this with the absence of dispersion we can conclude that there is no photon production, since the density of photons with frequency ? is N = ?/(~?). The Stefan-Boltzmann law... for a decoupled black body is therefore also preserved, with the temperature receiving no new effects due to a varying ? (other than those due to the gravitational effect of ? in the Friedman equation, which, as we stated, are negligible). We note...

  2. Photon emission from bare quark stars

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    B. G. Zakharov

    2010-08-16

    We investigate the photon emission from the electrosphere of a quark star. It is shown that at temperatures T\\sim 0.1-1 MeV the dominating mechanism is the bremsstrahlung due to bending of electron trajectories in the mean Coulomb field of the electrosphere. The radiated energy for this mechanism is much larger than that for the Bethe-Heitler bremsstrahlung. The energy flux from the mean field bremsstrahlung exceeds the one from the tunnel e^{+}e^{-} pair creation as well. We demonstrate that the LPM suppression of the photon emission is negligible.

  3. Electronic band structure imaging of three layer twisted graphene on single crystal Cu(111)

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    Marquez Velasco, J.; Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Athens ; Kelaidis, N.; Xenogiannopoulou, E.; Tsoutsou, D.; Tsipas, P.; Speliotis, Th.; Pilatos, G.; Likodimos, V.; Falaras, P.; Dimoulas, A.; Raptis, Y. S.

    2013-11-18

    Few layer graphene (FLG) is grown on single crystal Cu(111) by Chemical Vapor Deposition, and the electronic valence band structure is imaged by Angle-Resolved Photo-Emission Spectroscopy. It is found that graphene essentially grows polycrystalline. Three nearly ideal Dirac cones are observed along the Cu ?{sup ¯}K{sup ¯} direction in k-space, attributed to the presence of ?4° twisted three layer graphene with negligible interlayer coupling. The number of layers and the stacking order are compatible with Raman data analysis demonstrating the complementarity of the two techniques for a more accurate characterization of FLG.

  4. Measurement of Truck Cab Flow in Support of Wind Turbine Testing

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    Larwood, S. M. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Acker, B.; Sencenbaugh, J. (Windlite Corporation)

    1998-12-17

    This report describes an experiment to measure the airflow over a truck cab that can be used to conduct steady-state tests on an 8-kW wind turbine. The cab airflow measurements were made to document the turbine inflow for analytical models. The airflow measurements were made with an array of anemometers positioned to represent the turbine rotor disk. The data showed that the influence of the truck cab was primarily in the lower sector of the rotor disk. The influence was negligible in the rest of the rotor disk.

  5. Brane World Dynamics and Adiabatic Matter creation

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    P. Gopakumar; G. V. Vijayagovindan

    2006-04-10

    We have treated the adiabatic matter creation process in various three-brane models by applying thermodynamics of open systems. The matter creation rate is found to affect the evolution of scale factor and energy density of the universe. We find modification at early stages of cosmic dynamics. In GB and RS brane worlds, by chosing appropriate parameters we obtain standard scenario, while the warped DGP model has different Friedmann equations. During later stages, since the matter creation is negligible the evolution reduces to FRW expansion, in RS and GB models.

  6. Radio to TeV radiation initiated by termination of hadronic jets from microquasars in the ISM

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    V. Bosch-Ramon; F. A. Aharonian; J. M. Paredes

    2006-05-19

    Microquasars (MQs) are potential candidates to produce a non-negligible fraction of the observed galactic cosmic rays. The protons accelerated at the jet termination shock interact with the interstellar medium and may produce extended emission detectable at different energy bands through several processes: neutral pion-decay produce high-energy and very high-energy gamma-rays, secondary electrons produced by charged pion-decay generate synchrotron and bremsstrahlung emission. In addition, the jets of MQs themselves are likely sources of gamma-rays. We discuss about the association between the intrinsic and the indirect emission coming from these objects.

  7. Open charm contribution to dilepton spectra produced in nuclear collisions at SPS energies

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    P. Braun-Munzinger; D. Miskowiec; A. Drees; C. Lourenco

    1997-09-26

    Measurements of open charm hadro-production from CERN and Fermilab experiments are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the absolute cross sections and on their A and sqrt(s) dependences. Differential pt and xf cross sections calculated with the Pythia event generator are found to be in reasonable agreement with recent data. The calculations are scaled to nucleus-nucleus collisions and the expected lepton pair yield is deduced. The charm contribution to the low mass dilepton continuum observed by the CERES experiment is found to be negligible. In particular, it is shown that the observed low mass dilepton excess in S-Au collisions cannot be explained by charm enhancement.

  8. Radiative Thermal Noise for Transmissive Optics in Gravitational-Wave Detectors

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    Sheila Dwyer; Stefan W. Ballmer

    2014-08-07

    Radiative losses have traditionally been neglected in the calculation of thermal noise of transmissive optical elements because for the most commonly used geometries they are small compared to losses due to thermal conduction. We explore the use of such transmissive optical elements in extremely noise-sensitive environments such as the arm cavities of future gravitational-wave interferometers. This drives us to a geometry regime where radiative losses are no longer negligible. In this paper we derive the thermo-refractive noise associated with such radiative losses and compare it to other known sources of thermal noise.

  9. Determination of the occurrence of Arcobacter butzleri in beef and dairy cattle from Texas using two isolation methods 

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    Golla, Steven Craig

    2000-01-01

    are primarily associa&ed v ith hu&nan infection (2S). Arcobr&c? r vvas detected in 24% (S3 of 224) of' samples ofrctail purchased poultry samples in thc Netherlands (6). The lov, er recovery rate migh& be attributed to thc following facu&rs: hygiene... cooked foods and chlorinated vvater is negligible. No studies have been reposed on thc survival ol' Arco)&utter sf&/&. following heating, rcfrigcration or freezing (39). Seveml enrichment broths, culture media, 'ind identification protoc&&ls h;ive been...

  10. Fields of an ultrashort tightly-focused laser pulse

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    Li, Jian-Xing; Hatsagortsyan, Karen Z; Keitel, Christoph H

    2015-01-01

    Analytic expressions for the electromagnetic fields of an ultrashort, tightly focused, laser pulse in vacuum are derived from scalar and vector potentials, using on equal footing two small parameters connected with the waist size of the laser beam and its duration. Compared with fields derived from a complex-source-point approach and a Lax series expansion approach, the derived fields are shown to be well-behaved and accurate even in the subcycle pulse regime. Terms stemming from the scalar potential are shown to be non-negligible and could significantly influence laser-matter interactions, in particular, direct electron acceleration in vacuum by an ultrashort laser pulse.

  11. One-loop contribution to the matter-driven expansion of the Universe

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    Bogus?aw Broda

    2015-09-10

    Standard perturbative quantum gravity formalism is applied to compute the lowest order corrections to the spatially flat cosmological FLRW solution governed by ordinary matter. The presented approach is analogous to the one used to compute quantum corrections to the Coulomb potential in electrodynamics, or to the approach applied in computation of quantum corrections to the Schwarzschild solution in gravity. In this framework, it is shown that the corrections to the classical metric coming from the one-loop graviton vacuum polarization (self-energy) have (UV cutoff dependent) repulsive properties, which could be not negligible in the very early Universe.

  12. Reduction of the Casimir force using aerogels

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    R. Esquivel-Sirvent

    2007-08-02

    By using silicon oxide based aerogels we show numerically that the Casimir force can be reduced several orders of magnitude, making its effect negligible in nanodevices. This decrease in the Casimir force is also present even when the aerogels are deposited on metallic substrates. To calculate the Casimir force we model the dielectric function of silicon oxide aerogels using an effective medium dielectric function such as the Clausius-Mossotti approximation. The results show that both the porosity of the aerogel and its thickness can be use as control parameters to reduce the magnitude of the Casimir force.

  13. Reduction of the Casimir force using aerogels

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    Esquivel-Sirvent, R

    2007-01-01

    By using silicon oxide based aerogels we show numerically that the Casimir force can be reduced several orders of magnitude, making its effect negligible in nanodevices. This decrease in the Casimir force is also present even when the aerogels are deposited on metallic substrates. To calculate the Casimir force we model the dielectric function of silicon oxide aerogels using an effective medium dielectric function such as the Clausius-Mossotti approximation. The results show that both the porosity of the aerogel and its thickness can be use as control parameters to reduce the magnitude of the Casimir force.

  14. Development of Water Supply and Sanitation Facility in The Rural Areas of Nepal: An Overview

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    Prasain, Jiba Nath

    2003-01-01

    stressed that for national projects to be acceptable for external finding, some degree of community participation must be demonstrated in relation to all four criteria (White, 1984: 221-222). But Lohani, (1980) is of the opinion that the closest synonym... -monetary and materials contribution and not labour contribution and P l a y a supervisory role. Occasionally in decision- m a k i n g and planning, contribution o f money and materials and negligible Labour c o n t r i b u t i o n L - - - ' labors seldom involve...

  15. Monolithic interconnected module with a tunnel junction for enhanced electrical and optical performance

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    Murray, Christopher S. (Bethel Park, PA); Wilt, David M. (Bay Village, OH)

    2000-01-01

    An improved thermophotovoltaic (TPV) n/p/n device is provided. Monolithic Interconnected Modules (MIMS), semiconductor devices converting infrared radiation to electricity, have been developed with improved electrical and optical performance. The structure is an n-type emitter on a p-type base with an n-type lateral conduction layer. The incorporation of a tunnel junction and the reduction in the amount of p-type material used results in negligible parasitic absorption, decreased series resistance, increased voltage and increased active area. The novel use of a tunnel junction results in the potential for a TPV device with efficiency greater than 24%.

  16. Tensile strain mapping in flat germanium membranes

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    Rhead, S. D., E-mail: S.Rhead@warwick.ac.uk; Halpin, J. E.; Myronov, M.; Patchett, D. H.; Allred, P. S.; Wilson, N. R.; Leadley, D. R. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Shah, V. A. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Department of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Kachkanov, V.; Dolbnya, I. P. [Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Reparaz, J. S. [ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) (Spain); Sotomayor Torres, C. M. [ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) (Spain)

    2014-04-28

    Scanning X-ray micro-diffraction has been used as a non-destructive probe of the local crystalline quality of a thin suspended germanium (Ge) membrane. A series of reciprocal space maps were obtained with ?4 ?m spatial resolution, from which detailed information on the strain distribution, thickness, and crystalline tilt of the membrane was obtained. We are able to detect a systematic strain variation across the membranes, but show that this is negligible in the context of using the membranes as platforms for further growth. In addition, we show evidence that the interface and surface quality is improved by suspending the Ge.

  17. Individual addressing of trapped $^{171}$Yb$^+$ ion qubits using a MEMS-based beam steering system

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    Crain, S; Baek, S; Kim, J

    2014-01-01

    The ability to individually manipulate the increasing number of qubits is one of the many challenges towards scalable quantum information processing with trapped ions. Using micro-mirrors fabricated with micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, we focus laser beams on individual ions in a linear chain and steer the focal point in two dimensions. We demonstrate sequential single qubit gates on multiple $^{171}$Yb$^+$ qubits and characterize the gate performance using quantum state tomography. Our system features negligible crosstalk to neighboring ions ($< 3\\times 10^{-4}$), and switching speed comparable to typical single qubit gate times ($<$ 2 $\\mu$s).

  18. The self-stabilising dynamics of bicycles

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    Warner, Mark

    2010-01-01

    We analyse the classical problem of the stability of bicycles when moving quickly and upright. Developing a lean causes the front wheel to turn thereby setting the bicycle instantaneously into circular motion. The centripetal force associated with the lean-dependent turning circle gives a restoring torque which corrects the lean. The force also helps self-steer the front wheel, ensuring the bicycle continues in an essentially straight path. We give the frequency of lean oscillations about the vertical executed during riding. As in the literature, we discuss the neglect of gyroscopic effects, which experiment suggests are negligible.

  19. Covalent features in the hydrogen bond of a water dimer: molecular orbital analysis

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    Wang, Bo; Dai, Xing; Gao, Yang; Wang, Zhigang; Zhang, Rui-Qin

    2015-01-01

    The covalent-like characteristics of hydrogen bonds offer a new perspective on intermolecular interactions. Here, using density functional theory and post-Hartree-Fock methods, we reveal that there are two bonding molecular orbitals (MOs) crossing the O and H atoms of the hydrogen-bond in water dimer. Energy decomposition analysis also shows a non-negligible contribution of the induction term. These results illustrate the covalent-like character of the hydrogen bond between water molecules, which contributes to the essential understanding of ice, liquid water, related materials, and life sciences.

  20. Discussion on the energy content of the galactic dark matter Bose-Einstein condensate halo in the Thomas-Fermi approximation

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    De Souza, J.C.C.; Pires, M.O.C., E-mail: jose.souza@ufabc.edu.br, E-mail: marcelo.pires@ufabc.edu.br [Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Santa Adélia 166, Santo André, SP, 09210-170 (Brazil)

    2014-03-01

    We show that the galactic dark matter halo, considered composed of an axionlike particles Bose-Einstein condensate [6] trapped by a self-graviting potential [5], may be stable in the Thomas-Fermi approximation since appropriate choices for the dark matter particle mass and scattering length are made. The demonstration is performed by means of the calculation of the potential, kinetic and self-interaction energy terms of a galactic halo described by a Boehmer-Harko density profile. We discuss the validity of the Thomas-Fermi approximation for the halo system, and show that the kinetic energy contribution is indeed negligible.

  1. A method of predicting surge in centrifugal compressors 

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    Elchuri, Vijayvardhan

    1975-01-01

    of impeller and diffuser. i. ~111 P R t o: Th ad' b t' ff o' y' of the impeller can be written as n tes ti I E (10) For a calorically perfect fluid, and in view of equations (2) and (7), equation (10) becomes TH e (11) The temperature rise... as h ? h t5S se (15) 2 Once again, for an adiabatic flow of a calorically perfect gas, equation (15) modified to ) ' (16) In view of negligible wake mixing losses, we can say that, te t4 (17) Hence equation (16) can be rewritten as y-1...

  2. The effects of heat conduction on the vaporization of liquid invading superheated permeable rock

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    Woods, Andrew, W.; Fitzgerald, Shaun D.

    1996-01-24

    We examine the role of conductive and convective heat transfer in the vaporization of liquid as it slowly invades a superheated permeable rock. For very slow migration, virtually all of the liquid vaporizes. As the liquid supply rate increases beyond the rate of heat transfer by thermal conduction, a decreasing fraction of the liquid can vaporize. Indeed, for sufficiently high flow rates, the fraction vaporizing depends solely on the superheat of the rock, and any heat transfer from the superheated region is negligible. These results complement earlier studies of vaporization under very high injection rates, in which case the dynamic vapour pressure reduces the mass fraction vaporizing to very small values.

  3. Multiphoton above-threshold ionization in superintense free-electron x-ray laser fields: Beyond the dipole approximation

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    Zhou, Zhongyuan; Chu, Shih-I

    2013-02-13

    maximum value kM , and the probability of the electron is negligible when the electron momentum is greater than kM . Thus the wave function of an electron can be calculated within a finite P space with a simple zero-boundary condition as long... as the boundary is set at a properly large kM . *zyzhou@uga.edu †sichu@ku.edu This approximation has been successfully used to study the multiphoton above-threshold ionization (ATI) spectra of a hydrogen atom in longer-wavelength and shorter-pulse laser fields...

  4. Current Renewable Energy Technologies and Future Projections

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    Allison, Stephen W; Lapsa, Melissa Voss; Ward, Christina D; Smith, Barton; Grubb, Kimberly R; Lee, Russell

    2007-05-01

    The generally acknowledged sources of renewable energy are wind, geothermal, biomass, solar, hydropower, and hydrogen. Renewable energy technologies are crucial to the production and utilization of energy from these regenerative and virtually inexhaustible sources. Furthermore, renewable energy technologies provide benefits beyond the establishment of sustainable energy resources. For example, these technologies produce negligible amounts of greenhouse gases and other pollutants in providing energy, and they exploit domestically available energy sources, thereby reducing our dependence on both the importation of fossil fuels and the use of nuclear fuels. The market price of renewable energy technologies does not reflect the economic value of these added benefits.

  5. Operation Sandstone. Scientific Director's report of atomic-weapon tests at Eniwetok, 1948. Annex 8. Gamma-ray measurements. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Sandstone report No. 29

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    Shonka, F.R.; Pawlicki, G.S.

    1985-09-01

    Curves of absorption of gamma rays in boron carbide and a few points on the absorption curve in lead were obtained during the three atomic explosions of Operation Sandstone. Radiation was detected by integrating ionization chambers and by photographic emulsions. A few recording-type ionization chambers were used to give intensities as a function of time. Radiation detectors were located inside of shelters which protected them from blast and shielded them from scattered radiation. Because of geometry, scattered radiation was negligible and the analysis of absorption curves yields the true total absorption coefficient for the radiation.

  6. Relativistic Point Coupling Model for Vibrational Excitations in the Continuum

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    Ring, P.; Daoutidis, J.; Litvinova, E.; Niksic, T.; Paar, N.; Vretenar, D.

    2009-08-26

    An implementation of the relativistic random phase approximation with the proper treatment of the continuum has been developed for the relativistic point coupling model and applied to investigate collective excitations in spherical nuclei. The results are compared with the spectral implementation of the same model. In heavy nuclei, where the escape width is negligible, we find an excellent agreement between both methods in the region of giant resonance and some discrepancies in the region of low-lying pygmy resonance. The differences are more pronounced in light nuclei due to the larger values of the escape widths.

  7. An ultra-thin diamond membrane as a transmission particle detector and vacuum window for external microbeams

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    Grilj, V.; Skukan, N.; Jakši?, M.; Pomorski, M.; Kada, W.; Iwamoto, N.; Kamiya, T.; Ohshima, T.

    2013-12-09

    Several applications of external microbeam techniques demand a very accurate and controlled dose delivery. To satisfy these requirements when post-sample ion detection is not feasible, we constructed a transmission single-ion detector based on an ultra-thin diamond membrane. The negligible intrinsic noise provides an excellent signal-to-noise ratio and enables a hit-detection efficiency of close to 100%, even for energetic protons, while the small thickness of the membrane limits beam spreading. Moreover, because of the superb mechanical stiffness of diamond, this membrane can simultaneously serve as a vacuum window and allow the extraction of an ion microbeam into the atmosphere.

  8. Rotational relaxation time as unifying time scale for polymer and fiber drag reduction

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    Boelens, A M P

    2015-01-01

    Using hybrid Direct Numerical Simulation with Langevin dynamics, a comparison is performed between polymer and fiber stress tensors in turbulent flow. The stress tensors are found to be similar, suggesting a common drag reducing mechanism in the onset regime for both flexible polymers and rigid fibers. Since fibers do not have an elastic backbone this must be a viscous effect. Analysis of the viscosity tensor reveals that all terms are negligible, except the off-diagonal shear viscosity associated with rotation. Based on this analysis, we identify the rotational orientation time as the unifying time scale setting a new time criterion for drag reduction by both flexible polymers and rigid fibers.

  9. Glucose Biosensor Based on Immobilization of Glucose Oxidase in Platinum Nanoparticles/Graphene/Chitosan Nanocomposite Film

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    Wu, Hong; Wang, Jun; Kang, Xinhuang; Wang, Chong M.; Wang, Donghai; Liu, Jun; Aksay, Ilhan A.; Lin, Yuehe

    2009-09-01

    The bionanocomposite film consisting of glucose oxidase/Pt/functional graphene sheets/chitosan (GOD/Pt/FGS/chitosan) for glucose sensing was described. With the electrocatalytic synergy of FGS and Pt nanoparticles to hydrogen peroxide, a sensitive biosensor with detection limit of 0.6 µM glucose was achieved. The biosensor also had good reproducibility, long term stability and negligible interfering signals from ascorbic acid and uric acid comparing to the response to glucose. The large surface area and good conductivity of graphene suggests that graphene is a potential candidate for sensor material. The hybrid nanocomposite glucose sensor provides new opportunity for clinical diagnosis and point-of-care applications.

  10. Laser machining of explosives

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    Perry, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Stuart, Brent C. (Fremont, CA); Banks, Paul S. (Livermore, CA); Myers, Booth R. (Livermore, CA); Sefcik, Joseph A. (Tracy, CA)

    2000-01-01

    The invention consists of a method for machining (cutting, drilling, sculpting) of explosives (e.g., TNT, TATB, PETN, RDX, etc.). By using pulses of a duration in the range of 5 femtoseconds to 50 picoseconds, extremely precise and rapid machining can be achieved with essentially no heat or shock affected zone. In this method, material is removed by a nonthermal mechanism. A combination of multiphoton and collisional ionization creates a critical density plasma in a time scale much shorter than electron kinetic energy is transferred to the lattice. The resulting plasma is far from thermal equilibrium. The material is in essence converted from its initial solid-state directly into a fully ionized plasma on a time scale too short for thermal equilibrium to be established with the lattice. As a result, there is negligible heat conduction beyond the region removed resulting in negligible thermal stress or shock to the material beyond a few microns from the laser machined surface. Hydrodynamic expansion of the plasma eliminates the need for any ancillary techniques to remove material and produces extremely high quality machined surfaces. There is no detonation or deflagration of the explosive in the process and the material which is removed is rendered inert.

  11. Fast dose kernel interpolation using Fourier transform with application to permanent prostate brachytherapy dosimetry

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    Liu, Derek Sloboda, Ron S.

    2014-05-15

    Purpose: Boyer and Mok proposed a fast calculation method employing the Fourier transform (FT), for which calculation time is independent of the number of seeds but seed placement is restricted to calculation grid points. Here an interpolation method is described enabling unrestricted seed placement while preserving the computational efficiency of the original method. Methods: The Iodine-125 seed dose kernel was sampled and selected values were modified to optimize interpolation accuracy for clinically relevant doses. For each seed, the kernel was shifted to the nearest grid point via convolution with a unit impulse, implemented in the Fourier domain. The remaining fractional shift was performed using a piecewise third-order Lagrange filter. Results: Implementation of the interpolation method greatly improved FT-based dose calculation accuracy. The dose distribution was accurate to within 2% beyond 3 mm from each seed. Isodose contours were indistinguishable from explicit TG-43 calculation. Dose-volume metric errors were negligible. Computation time for the FT interpolation method was essentially the same as Boyer's method. Conclusions: A FT interpolation method for permanent prostate brachytherapy TG-43 dose calculation was developed which expands upon Boyer's original method and enables unrestricted seed placement. The proposed method substantially improves the clinically relevant dose accuracy with negligible additional computation cost, preserving the efficiency of the original method.

  12. Identification and Rejection of Fake Reconstructed Jets From a Fluctuating Heavy Ion Background in ATLAS

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    N. Grau; B. A. Cole; W. G. Holzmann; M. Spousta; P. Steinberg

    2008-10-07

    Full jet reconstruction in relativistic heavy ion collisions provides new and unique insights to the physics of parton energy loss. Because of the large underlying event multiplicity in $A+A$ collisions, random and correlated fluctuations in the background can result in the reconstruction of fake jets. These fake jets must be identified and rejected to obtain the purest jet sample possible. A large but reducible fake rate of jets reconstructed using an iterative cone algorithm on HIJING events is observed. The absolute rate of fake jets exceeds the binary-scaled p+p jet rate below 50 GeV and is not negligible until 100 GeV. The variable $\\Sigma j_{T}$, the sum of the jet constituent's $E_{T}$ perpendicular to the jet axis, is introduced to identify and reject fake jets at by a factor of 100 making it negligible. This variable is shown to not strongly depend on jet energy profiles modified by energy loss. By studying azimuthal correlations of reconstructed di-jets, the fake jet rate can be evaluated in data.

  13. Method and apparatus for powering an electrodeless lamp with reduced radio frequency interference

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    Simpson, James E. (Gaithersburg, MD)

    1999-01-01

    An electrodeless lamp waveguide structure includes tuned absorbers for spurious RF signals. A lamp waveguide with an integral frequency selective attenuation includes resonant absorbers positioned within the waveguide to absorb spurious out-of-band RF energy. The absorbers have a negligible effect on energy at the selected frequency used to excite plasma in the lamp. In a first embodiment, one or more thin slabs of lossy magnetic material are affixed to the sidewalls of the waveguide at approximately one quarter wavelength of the spurious signal from an end wall of the waveguide. The positioning of the lossy material optimizes absorption of power from the spurious signal. In a second embodiment, one or more thin slabs of lossy magnetic material are used in conjunction with band rejection waveguide filter elements. In a third embodiment, one or more microstrip filter elements are tuned to the frequency of the spurious signal and positioned within the waveguide to couple and absorb the spurious signal's energy. All three embodiments absorb negligible energy at the selected frequency and so do not significantly diminish the energy efficiency of the lamp.

  14. Effects of $?_{6}$ deformation and low-lying vibrational bands on heavy-ion fusion reactions at sub-barrier energies

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    Tamanna Rumin; Kouichi Hagino; Noboru Takigawa

    1999-08-03

    We study fusion reactions of $^{16}$O with $^{154}$Sm, $^{186}$W and $^{238}$U at sub-barrier energies by a coupled-channels framework. We focus especially on the effects of $\\beta_{6}$ deformation and low-lying vibrational excitations of the target nucleus. It is shown that the inclusion of $\\beta_{6}$ deformation leads to a considerable improvement of the fit to the experimental data for all of these reactions. For the $^{154}$Sm and $^{238}$U targets, the octupole vibration significantly affects the fusion barrier distribution. The effect of $\\beta$ band is negligible in all the three reactions, while the $\\gamma$ band causes a non-negligible effect on the barrier distribution at energies above the main fusion barrier. We compare the optimum values of the deformation parameters obtained by fitting the fusion data with those obtained from inelastic scatterings and the ground state mass calculations. We show that the channel coupling of high multipolarity beyond the quadrupole coupling is dominated by the nuclear coupling and hence higher order Coulomb coupling does not much influence the optimum values of $\\beta_4$ and $\\beta_6$ parameters. We also discuss the effect of two neutron transfer reactions on the fusion of $^{16}$O with $^{238}$U.

  15. First principles studies of proton conduction in KTaO{sub 3}

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    Kang, Sung Gu; Sholl, David S.

    2014-07-14

    KTaO{sub 3} (KTO) is a useful prototypical perovskite for examining the mechanisms of proton transport in perovskites. Previously, Gomez et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 126, 194701 (2007)] reported density functional theory (DFT) calculations describing proton hopping in defect-free KTO. We use DFT calculations to extend that work in two directions, namely, understanding isotope effects in low and high temperature proton transport and the role of native point defects in KTO. At cryogenic temperatures, quantum tunneling plays a vital role in the net hopping of protons in KTO. At the elevated temperature characteristic of applications involving proton-conducting perovskites, tunneling is negligible but zero point energy effects still lead to non-negligible isotope effects for H{sup +}, D{sup +}, and T{sup +}. We also use DFT to characterize the populations of relevant point defects in KTO as a function of experimental conditions, and to examine the migration of protons that are close in proximity to these defects. This information gives useful insight into the overall transport rates of protons through KTO under a variety of external environments. We also assess the overall diffusivity of protons in KTO at various ranges of oxygen vacancy concentrations by performing kinetic Monte Carlo simulations.

  16. The electromagnetic dark sector

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    Jose Beltran Jimenez; Antonio L. Maroto

    2010-02-12

    We consider electromagnetic field quantization in an expanding universe. We find that the covariant (Gupta-Bleuler) method exhibits certain difficulties when trying to impose the quantum Lorenz condition on cosmological scales. We thus explore the possibility of consistently quantizing without imposing such a condition. In this case there are three physical states, which are the two transverse polarizations of the massless photon and a new massless scalar mode coming from the temporal and longitudinal components of the electromagnetic field. An explicit example in de Sitter space-time shows that it is still possible to eliminate the negative norm state and to ensure the positivity of the energy in this theory. The new state is decoupled from the conserved electromagnetic currents, but is non-conformally coupled to gravity and therefore can be excited from vacuum fluctuations by the expanding background. The cosmological evolution ensures that the new state modifies Maxwell's equations in a totally negligible way on sub-Hubble scales. However, on cosmological scales it can give rise to a non-negligible energy density which could explain in a natural way the present phase of accelerated expansion of the universe.

  17. Method and apparatus for powering an electrodeless lamp with reduced radio frequency interference

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    Simpson, J.E.

    1999-06-08

    An electrodeless lamp waveguide structure includes tuned absorbers for spurious RF signals. A lamp waveguide with an integral frequency selective attenuation includes resonant absorbers positioned within the waveguide to absorb spurious out-of-band RF energy. The absorbers have a negligible effect on energy at the selected frequency used to excite plasma in the lamp. In a first embodiment, one or more thin slabs of lossy magnetic material are affixed to the sidewalls of the waveguide at approximately one quarter wavelength of the spurious signal from an end wall of the waveguide. The positioning of the lossy material optimizes absorption of power from the spurious signal. In a second embodiment, one or more thin slabs of lossy magnetic material are used in conjunction with band rejection waveguide filter elements. In a third embodiment, one or more microstrip filter elements are tuned to the frequency of the spurious signal and positioned within the waveguide to couple and absorb the spurious signal's energy. All three embodiments absorb negligible energy at the selected frequency and so do not significantly diminish the energy efficiency of the lamp. 18 figs.

  18. Exact analytical solution of the linear structure growth rate in {Lambda}CDM cosmology and its cosmological applications

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    Zhang Pengjie [Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai, China, 200030 (China)

    2011-03-15

    We derive the exact analytical solution of the linear structure growth rate in {Lambda}CDM cosmology with flat or curved geometry, under the Newtonian gauge. Unlike the well known solution under the Newtonian limit [D. J. Heath, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 179, 351 (1977)], our solution takes all general relativistic corrections into account and is hence valid at both the sub- and superhorizon scales. With this exact solution, we evaluate cosmological impacts induced by these relativistic corrections. (1) General relativistic corrections alter the density growth from z=100 to z=0 by 10% at k=0.01 h/Mpc and the impact becomes stronger toward larger scales. We caution the readers that the overdensity is not gauge invariant and the above statement is restrained to the Newtonian gauge. (2) Relativistic corrections introduce a k{sup -2} scale dependence in the density fluctuation. It mimics a primordial non-Gaussianity of the local type with f{sub NL}{sup local{approx}}1. This systematical error may become non-negligible for future all sky deep galaxy surveys. (3) Cosmological simulations with box size greater than 1 Gpc are also affected by these relativistic corrections. We provide a postprocessing recipe to correct for these effects. (4) These relativistic corrections affect the redshift distortion. However, at redshifts and scales relevant to redshift distortion measurements, such effect is negligible.

  19. Introduction of a methoxymethyl side chain into p-phenylenediamine attenuates its sensitizing potency and reduces the risk of allergy induction

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    Goebel, Carsten; Troutman, John; Hennen, Jenny; Rothe, Helga; Schlatter, Harald; Gerberick, G. Frank; Blömeke, Brunhilde

    2014-02-01

    The strong sensitizing potencies of the most important primary intermediates of oxidative hair dyes, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and p-toluylenediamine (PTD, i.e. 2-methyl-PPD) are well established. They are considered as the key sensitizers in hair dye allergic contact dermatitis. While modification of their molecular structure is expected to alter their sensitizing properties, it may also impair their color performance. With introduction of a methoxymethyl side chain we found the primary intermediate 2-methoxymethyl-p-phenylenediamine (ME-PPD) with excellent hair coloring performance but significantly reduced sensitizing properties compared to PPD and PTD: In vitro, ME-PPD showed an attenuated innate immune response when analyzed for its protein reactivity and dendritic cell activation potential. In vivo, the effective concentration of ME-PPD necessary to induce an immune response 3-fold above vehicle control (EC3 value) in the local lymph node assay (LLNA) was 4.3%, indicating a moderate skin sensitizing potency compared to values of 0.1 and 0.17% for PPD and PTD, respectively. Finally, assessing the skin sensitizing potency of ME-PPD under consumer hair dye usage conditions through a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) indicated an allergy induction risk negligible compared to PPD or PTD. - Highlights: • Methoxymethyl side chain in p-phenylenediamine reduces its strong skin sensitizing properties. • Reduced protein reactivity and dendritic cell activation. • Reduced skin sensitizing potency in local lymph node assay (LLNA). • Negligible allergy induction risk under hair dye usage conditions.

  20. Air cleaners for indoor-air-pollution control (Chapter 10). Book chapter, Feb 89-Jul 90

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    Viner, A.S.; Ramanathan, K.; Hanley, J.T.; Smith, D.D.; Ensor, D.S.

    1991-01-01

    The chapter describes an experimental study to evaluate performance characteristics of currently available controls for indoor air pollutants, including both particles and gases. The study evaluated the particle-size-dependent collection efficiency of seven commercially available devices for particulate control: a common furnace filter, four industrial filters, and two electronic air cleaners (EACs). The furnance filter had negligible effect on particles with diameters between 0.1 and 1 micrometer. The industrial filters, with ASHRAE ratings of 95, 85, 65, and 40% showed minimum efficiency at about 0.1 micrometer, which was substantially less than the ASHRAE efficiency. One EAC, essentially a furnance filter with a high-voltage electrode, reached a maximum efficiency of 30% at low flowrates (7 cu m/min); however, it had a negligible effect at higher flowrates. The other EAC, similar to an industrial ESP, showed efficiencies of 80-90% over the entire size range at low to moderate flowrates. At the highest flowrate, a minimum efficiency was detected at 0.35 micrometer. The study also evaluated the suitability of commerically available carbon-based sorbents (wood, coal, and coconut) for removing low concentrations of volatile organic compounds (benzene, acetaldehyde, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane).

  1. Dependence of enhanced asymmetry-induced transport on collision frequency

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    Eggleston, D. L.

    2014-07-15

    A single-particle code with collisional effects is used to study how asymmetry-induced radial transport in a non-neutral plasma depends on collision frequency. For asymmetries of the form ?{sub 1}(r)?cos(kz)?cos(?t?l?), two sources for the transport have been identified: resonant particles and axially trapped particles. The simulation shows that this latter type, which occurs near the radius where ? matches the azimuthal rotation frequency ?{sub R}, is usually dominant at low collision frequency ? but becomes negligible at higher ?. This behavior can be understood by noting that axially trapped particles have a lower trapping frequency than resonant particles. In the low ? (banana) regime, the radial oscillations have amplitude ?r???v{sub r}/?{sub T}, so axially trapped particles dominate, and the transport may even exceed the resonant particle plateau regime level. As ? increases, collisions start to interrupt the slower axially trapped particle oscillations, while the resonant particles are still in the banana regime, so the axially trapped particle contribution to the transport decreases. At the largest ? values, axially trapped particle transport is negligible and the observed diffusion coefficient matches that given by plateau regime resonant particle theory. Heuristic models based on these considerations give reasonable agreement with the observed scaling laws for the value of the collision frequency where axially trapped particle transport starts to decrease and for the enhancement of the diffusion coefficient produced by axially trapped particles.

  2. Oxidation of methanol on single crystal platinum electrodes in alkaline solution

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    Tripkovic, A.V.; Marinkovic, N.; Adzic, R.R.

    1995-10-01

    Methanol oxidation has been studied on three low-index single crystal Pt electrodes and four stepped surfaces, vicinal to the (111) and (100) orientations in alkaline solutions. Considering the onset of the reaction, it appears that the activity decreases in the sequence Pt(100), Pt(110) and Pt(111). This can also be inferred from the quasi-steady-state measurements. The current peaks, observed at different potentials, show the highest activity of Pt(111). The steps cause increase of the surface activity, but are prone to a fast poisoning. The reaction involves a formation of a small amount of CO on Pt(100) but a negligible amount on Pt(111). This was inferred from the in situ FTIR measurements. Two different reaction mechanisms were identified for the Pt(111) and Pt(100). The data clearly show that a large difference of the activity of Pt for methanol oxidation in acid and alkaline solutions originates in a smaller or negligible poisoning effects in alkaline solutions.

  3. Scaling studies and conceptual experiment designs for NGNP CFD assessment

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    D. M. McEligot; G. E. McCreery

    2004-11-01

    The objective of this report is to document scaling studies and conceptual designs for flow and heat transfer experiments intended to assess CFD codes and their turbulence models proposed for application to prismatic NGNP concepts. The general approach of the project is to develop new benchmark experiments for assessment in parallel with CFD and coupled CFD/systems code calculations for the same geometry. Two aspects of the complex flow in an NGNP are being addressed: (1) flow and thermal mixing in the lower plenum ("hot streaking" issue) and (2) turbulence and resulting temperature distributions in reactor cooling channels ("hot channel" issue). Current prismatic NGNP concepts are being examined to identify their proposed flow conditions and geometries over the range from normal operation to decay heat removal in a pressurized cooldown. Approximate analyses have been applied to determine key non-dimensional parameters and their magnitudes over this operating range. For normal operation, the flow in the coolant channels can be considered to be dominant turbulent forced convection with slight transverse property variation. In a pressurized cooldown (LOFA) simulation, the flow quickly becomes laminar with some possible buoyancy influences. The flow in the lower plenum can locally be considered to be a situation of multiple hot jets into a confined crossflow -- with obstructions. Flow is expected to be turbulent with momentumdominated turbulent jets entering; buoyancy influences are estimated to be negligible in normal full power operation. Experiments are needed for the combined features of the lower plenum flows. Missing from the typical jet experiments available are interactions with nearby circular posts and with vertical posts in the vicinity of vertical walls - with near stagnant surroundings at one extreme and significant crossflow at the other. Two types of heat transfer experiments are being considered. One addresses the "hot channel" problem, if necessary. The second type will treat heated jets entering a model plenum. Unheated MIR (Matched-Index-of-Refraction) experiments are first steps when the geometry is complicated. One does not want to use a computational technique which will not even handle constant properties properly. The purpose of the fluid dynamics experiments is to develop benchmark databases for the assessment of CFD solutions of the momentum equations, scalar mixing and turbulence models for typical NGNP plenum geometries in the limiting case of negligible buoyancy and constant fluid properties. As indicated by the scaling studies, in normal full power operation of a typical NGNP conceptual design, buoyancy influences should be negligible in the lower plenum. The MIR experiment will simulate flow features of the paths of jets as they mix in flowing through the array of posts in a lower plenum en route to the single exit duct. Conceptual designs for such experiments are described.

  4. Single molecule thermodynamics of ATP synthesis by F$_1$-ATPase

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    Shoichi Toyabe; Eiro Muneyuki

    2015-01-16

    F$_\\mathrm{o}$F$_1$-ATP synthase is a factory for synthesizing ATP in virtually all cells. Its core machinery is the subcomplex F$_1$-motor (F$_1$-ATPase) and performs the reversible mechanochemical coupling. Isolated F$_1$-motor hydrolyzes ATP, which is accompanied by unidirectional rotation of its central $\\gamma$-shaft. When a strong opposing torque is imposed, the $\\gamma$-shaft rotates in the opposite direction and drives the F$_1$-motor to synthesize ATP. This mechanical-to-chemical free-energy transduction is the final and central step of the multistep cellular ATP-synthetic pathway. Here, we determined the amount of mechanical work exploited by the F$_1$-motor to synthesize an ATP molecule during forced rotations using methodology combining a nonequilibrium theory and single molecule measurements of responses to external torque. We found that the internal dissipation of the motor is negligible even during rotations far from a quasistatic process.

  5. Cell body rocking is a dominant mechanism for flagellar synchronization in a swimming algae

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    Geyer, Veikko; Howard, Jonathon; Friedrich, Benjamin M

    2013-01-01

    The unicellular green algae Chlamydomonas swims with two flagella, which can synchronize their beat. Synchronized beating is required to swim both fast and straight. A long-standing hypothesis proposes that synchronization of flagella results from hydrodynamic coupling, but the details are not understood. Here, we present realistic hydrodynamic computations and high-speed tracking experiments of swimming cells that show how a perturbation from the synchronized state causes rotational motion of the cell body. This rotation feeds back on the flagellar dynamics via hydrodynamic friction forces and rapidly restores the synchronized state in our theory. We calculate that this `cell body rocking' provides the dominant contribution to synchronization in swimming cells, whereas direct hydrodynamic interactions between the flagella contribute negligibly. We experimentally confirmed the coupling between flagellar beating and cell body rocking predicted by our theory. We propose that the interplay of flagellar beating a...

  6. Observation of finite-wavelength screening in high-energy-density matter

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    Chapman, D. A.; Vorberger, J.; Fletcher, L. B.; Baggott, R. A.; Divol, L.; Döppner, T.; Falcone, R. W.; Glenzer, S. H.; Gregori, G.; Guymer, T. M.; et al

    2015-04-23

    A key component for the description of charged particle systems is the screening of the Coulomb interaction between charge carriers. First investigated in the 1920s by Debye and Hückel for electrolytes, charge screening is important for determining the structural and transport properties of matter as diverse as astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, nuclear matter such as quark-gluon plasmas, electrons in solids, planetary cores and charged macromolecules. For systems with negligible dynamics, screening is still mostly described using a Debye–Hückel-type approach. Here, we report the novel observation of a significant departure from the Debye–Hückel-type model in high-energy-density matter by probing laser-driven, shock-compressedmore »plastic with high-energy X-rays. We use spectrally resolved X-ray scattering in a geometry that enables direct investigation of the screening cloud, and demonstrate that the observed elastic scattering amplitude is only well described within a more general approach.« less

  7. Internal dissipation and heat leaks in quantum thermodynamic cycles

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    Luis A. Correa; José P. Palao; Daniel Alonso

    2015-07-06

    The direction of the steady-state heat currents across a generic quantum system connected to multiple baths may be engineered so as to realize virtually any thermodynamic cycle. In spite of their versatility such continuous energy-conversion systems are generally unable to operate at maximum efficiency due to non-negligible sources of irreversible entropy production. In this paper we introduce a minimal model of irreversible absorption chiller. We identify and characterize the different mechanisms responsible for its irreversibility, namely heat leaks and internal dissipation, and gauge their relative impact in the overall cooling performance. We also propose reservoir engineering techniques to minimize these detrimental effects. Finally, by looking into a known three-qubit embodiment of the absorption cooling cycle, we illustrate how our simple model may help to pinpoint the different sources of irreversibility naturally arising in more complex practical heat devices.

  8. A phenomenological study on the $\\cos\\phi_h$ azimuthal asymmetry in double longitudinally Polarized SIDIS

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    Mao, Wenjuan; Du, Xiaozhen; Lu, Zhun; Ma, Bo-Qiang

    2015-01-01

    We study the $\\cos{\\phi_h}$ azimuthal asymmetry in double polarized semi-inclusive pion production by considering dynamical twist-3 effects. In particular, we evaluate the role of the transverse momentum dependent distributions $e_L(x, k_T^2)$ and $g_L^\\perp(x, k_T^2)$ on the asymmetry. Using two different sets of spectator model results for these distributions, we predict the $\\cos{\\phi_h}$ asymmetry of $\\pi^+$, $\\pi^-$, and $\\pi^0$ at the kinematic configuration available at CLAS, HERMES and COMPASS. Our estimates show that the asymmetries are positive for all the pions and could be accessed by CLAS and HERMES. We also find that $g_L^\\perp$ gives the dominant contribution to the $\\cos\\phi_h$ asymmetry, while the contribution of $e_L$ is almost negligible.

  9. Anharmonicity, mechanical instability, and thermodynamic properties of the Cr-Re ?-phase

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    Palumbo, Mauro, E-mail: mauro.palumbo@rub.de; Fries, Suzana G. [ICAMS, Ruhr University Bochum, Universität Str. 150, D-44801 Bochum (Germany)] [ICAMS, Ruhr University Bochum, Universität Str. 150, D-44801 Bochum (Germany); Pasturel, Alain [SIMAP, UMR CNRS-INPG-UJF 5266, BP 75, F-38402 Saint Martin d’Hères (France)] [SIMAP, UMR CNRS-INPG-UJF 5266, BP 75, F-38402 Saint Martin d’Hères (France); Alfè, Dario [Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Thomas Young Centre-UCL, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)] [Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Thomas Young Centre-UCL, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-14

    Using density-functional theory in combination with the direct force method and molecular dynamics we investigate the vibrational properties of a binary Cr-Re ?-phase. In the harmonic approximation, we have computed phonon dispersion curves and density of states, evidencing structural and chemical effects. We found that the ?-phase is mechanically unstable in some configurations, for example, when all crystallographic sites are occupied by Re atoms. By using a molecular-dynamics-based method, we have analysed the anharmonicity in the system and found negligible effects (?0.5 kJ/mol) on the Helmholtz energy of the binary Cr-Re ?-phase up to 2000 K (?0.8T{sub m}). Finally, we show that the vibrational contribution has significant consequences on the disordering of the ?-phase at high temperature.

  10. Thermodynamic and mechanical properties of TiC from ab initio calculation

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    Dang, D. Y.; Fan, J. L.; Gong, H. R., E-mail: gonghr@csu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China)

    2014-07-21

    The temperature-dependent thermodynamic and mechanical properties of TiC are systematically investigated by means of a combination of density-functional theory, quasi-harmonic approximation, and thermal electronic excitation. It is found that the quasi-harmonic Debye model should be pertinent to reflect thermodynamic properties of TiC, and the elastic properties of TiC decease almost linearly with the increase of temperature. Calculations also reveal that TiC possesses a pronounced directional pseudogap across the Fermi level, mainly due to the strong hybridization of Ti 3d and C 2p states. Moreover, the strong covalent bonding of TiC would be enhanced (reduced) with the decrease (increase) of temperature, while the change of volume (temperature) should have negligible effect on density of states at the Fermi level. The calculated results agree well with experimental observations in the literature.

  11. Understanding and engineering of NiGe/Ge junction formed by phosphorus ion implantation after germanidation

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    Oka, Hiroshi, E-mail: oka@asf.mls.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp; Minoura, Yuya; Hosoi, Takuji; Shimura, Takayoshi; Watanabe, Heiji [Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2014-08-11

    Modulation of the effective electron Schottky barrier height (eSBH) of NiGe/Ge contacts induced by phosphorus ion implantation after germanide formation was investigated by considering local inhomogeneity in the eSBH. Systematic studies of NiGe/Ge contact devices having various germanide thicknesses and ion implantation areas indicated the threshold dopant concentration at the NiGe/Ge interface required for eSBH modulation and negligible dopant diffusion even at NiGe/Ge interface during drive-in annealing, leading to variation in the eSBH between the bottom and sidewall portions of the NiGe regions. Consequently, this method makes it possible to design source/drain contacts with low-resistivity Ohmic and ideal rectifying characteristics for future Ge-based transistors.

  12. LIMB-DARKENED RADIATION-DRIVEN WINDS FROM MASSIVE STARS

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    Cure, M.; Cidale, L.

    2012-10-01

    We calculated the influence of the limb-darkened finite-disk correction factor in the theory of radiation-driven winds from massive stars. We solved the one-dimensional m-CAK hydrodynamical equation of rotating radiation-driven winds for all three known solutions, i.e., fast, {Omega}-slow, and {delta}-slow. We found that for the fast solution, the mass-loss rate is increased by a factor of {approx}10%, while the terminal velocity is reduced about 10%, when compared with the solution using a finite-disk correction factor from a uniformly bright star. For the other two slow solutions, the changes are almost negligible. Although we found that the limb darkening has no effects on the wind-momentum-luminosity relationship, it would affect the calculation of synthetic line profiles and the derivation of accurate wind parameters.

  13. Scalaron production in contracting astrophysical objects

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    Dmitry Gorbunov; Anna Tokareva

    2014-12-10

    We study the creation of high energy SM particles in the Starobinsky model of dark energy (a variant of F(R)-gravity) inside the regions contracting due to the Jeans instability. In this modification of gravity the additional degree of freedom -- scalaron -- behaves as a particle with mass depending on matter density. So when the mass changes light scalarons could be created at a non-adiabatic stage. Later scalaron mass grows and could reach large values, even the value of 10^{13} GeV, favored by early-time inflation. Heavy scalarons decay contributing to the cosmic ray flux. We analytically calculated the number density of created particles for the case of exponential (Jeans) contraction and found it negligibly small provided the phenomenologically viable and cosmologically interesting range of model parameters. We expect similar results for a generic model of F(R)-gravity mimicking cosmological constant.

  14. Quantum effects in spontaneous emission by a relativistic, undulating electron beam

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    G. R. M. Robb; R. Bonifacio

    2011-10-27

    Current models of the effect of spontaneous emission on the electron beam dynamics neglect the discreteness of electron recoil associated with photon emission. We present a novel, one-dimensional model of the effect of spontaneous emission on the electron beam dynamics in an undulator both in the classical regime where discrete electron recoil is negligible, and the quantum regime where it is significant. It is shown that in the classical regime, continuous decrease of the average electron energy and diffusive growth of the electron energy spread occurs, in agreement with previous classical models. In the quantum regime, it is shown that the evolution of the electron momentum distribution occurs as discrete momentum groups according to a Poisson distribution. The narrow momentum features of the quantum regime may be useful for generation of coherent radiation, which relies on electron beams having sufficiently narrow momentum/energy distributions.

  15. Impact of electron irradiation on electron holographic potentiometry

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    Park, J. B.; Niermann, T.; Lehmann, M. [Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany); Berger, D. [Technische Universität Berlin, Zentraleinrichtung für Elektronenmikroskopie, Strae des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany); Knauer, A.; Weyers, M. [Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibnitz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Koslow, I.; Kneissl, M. [Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibnitz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

    2014-09-01

    While electron holography in the transmission electron microscope offers the possibility to measure maps of the electrostatic potential of semiconductors down to nanometer dimensions, these measurements are known to underestimate the absolute value of the potential, especially in GaN. We have varied the dose rates of electron irradiation over several orders of magnitude and observed strong variations of the holographically detected voltages. Overall, the results indicate that the electron beam generates electrical currents within the specimens primarily by the photovoltaic effect and due to secondary electron emission. These currents have to be considered for a quantitative interpretation of electron holographic measurements, as their negligence contributes to large parts in the observed discrepancy between the measured and expected potential values in GaN.

  16. Ultra-fast heralded single photon source based on telecom technology

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    Lutfi Arif Ngah; Olivier Alibart; Laurent Labonté; Virginia D'Auria; Sébastien Tanzilli

    2014-12-17

    The realization of an ultra-fast source of heralded single photons emitted at the wavelength of 1540 nm is reported. The presented strategy is based on state-of-the-art telecom technology, combined with off-the-shelf fiber components and waveguide non-linear stages pumped by a 10 GHz repetition rate laser. The single photons are heralded at a rate as high as 2.1 MHz with a heralding efficiency of 42%. Single photon character of the source is inferred by measuring the second-order autocorrelation function. For the highest heralding rate, a value as low as 0.023 is found. This not only proves negligible multi-photon contributions but also represents the best measured value reported to date for heralding rates in the MHz regime. These prime performances, associated with a device-like configuration, are key ingredients for both fast and secure quantum communication protocols.

  17. Thermalisation time and specific heat of neutron stars crust

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    M. Fortin; F. Grill; J. Margueron; N. Sandulescu

    2009-10-28

    We discuss the thermalisation process of the neutron stars crust described by solving the heat transport equation with a microscopic input for the specific heat of baryonic matter. The heat equation is solved with initial conditions specific to a rapid cooling of the core. To calculate the specific heat of inner crust baryonic matter, i.e., nuclear clusters and unbound neutrons, we use the quasiparticle spectrum provided by the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approach at finite temperature. In this framework we analyse the dependence of the crust thermalisation on pairing properties and on cluster structure of inner crust matter. It is shown that the pairing correlations reduce the crust thermalisation time by a very large fraction. The calculations show also that the nuclear clusters have a non-negligible influence on the time evolution of the surface temperature of the neutron star.

  18. The beaming pattern of external Compton emission from relativistic outflows: The case of anisotropic distribution of electrons

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    Kelner, S. R.; Lefa, E.; Rieger, F. M.; Aharonian, F. A.

    2014-04-20

    The beaming pattern of radiation emitted by a relativistically moving source, such as jets in microquasars, active galactic nuclei, and gamma-ray bursts, is a key issue for understanding acceleration and radiation processes in these objects. In this paper, we introduce a formalism based on a solution of the photon transfer equation to study the beaming patterns for emission produced by electrons accelerated in the jet and the upscattering photons of low-energy radiation fields of external origin (the so-called external Compton scenario). The formalism allows us to treat non-stationary, non-homogeneous, and anisotropic distributions of electrons, but assuming homogeneous/isotropic and non-variable target photon fields. We demonstrate the non-negligible impact of the anisotropy in the electron distribution on angular and spectral characteristics of the EC radiation.

  19. Quantum-mechanical calculation of carrier distribution in MOS accumulation and strong inversion layers

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    Lee, Chien-Wei; Hwu, Jenn-Gwo [Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering/ Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan (China)] [Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering/ Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan (China)

    2013-10-15

    We derive a statistical physics model of two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) and propose an accurate approximation method for calculating the quantum-mechanical effects of metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) structure in accumulation and strong inversion regions. We use an exponential surface potential approximation in solving the quantization energy levels and derive the function of density of states in 2D to 3D transition region by applying uncertainty principle and Schrödinger equation in k-space. The simulation results show that our approximation method and theory of density of states solve the two major problems of previous researches: the non-negligible error caused by the linear potential approximation and the inconsistency of density of states and carrier distribution in 2D to 3D transition region.

  20. Bethe Ansatz and Ordinary Differential Equation Correspondence for Degenerate Gaudin Models

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    Omar El Araby; Vladimir Gritsev; Alexandre Faribault

    2012-04-25

    In this work, we generalize the numerical approach to Gaudin models developed earlier by us to degenerate systems showing that their treatment is surprisingly convenient from a numerical point of view. In fact, high degeneracies not only reduce the number of relevant states in the Hilbert space by a non negligible fraction, they also allow to write the relevant equations in the form of sparse matrix equations. Moreover, we introduce a new inversion method based on a basis of barycentric polynomials which leads to a more stable and efficient root extraction which most importantly avoids the necessity of working with arbitrary precision. As an example we show the results of our procedure applied to the Richardson model on a square lattice.

  1. Secondary Charmonium Production at LHC Energy

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    P. Braun-Munzinger; K. Redlich

    1999-08-06

    We consider the production of charmonium by $D\\bar D$ annihilation during the mixed and hadronic phase of Pb-Pb collision at LHC energy. The calculations for secondary $J/\\psi$ and $\\psi^,$ production are performed within a kinetic model taking into account the space-time evolution of a longitudinally and transversely expanding medium. It is shown that the yield of secondary $J/\\psi$ mesons depends strongly on the $J/\\psi$ dissociation cross section with co-moving hadrons. Within the most likely scenario for the dissociation cross section it will be negligible. The secondary production of $\\psi^,$ mesons, however, due to their large cross section above the threshold, can substantially exceed the primary yield.

  2. Quasibreathers in MMT model

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    A. Pushkarev; V. E. Zakharov

    2012-12-05

    We report numerical detection of new type of localized structures in the frame of Majda-McLaughlin-Tabak (MMT) model adjusted for description of essentially nonlinear gravity waves on the surface of ideal deep water. These structures -- quasibreathers, or oscillating quasisolitons -- can be treated as groups of freak waves closely resembling experimentally observed "Three Sisters" wave packs on the ocean surface. The MMT model has quasisolitonic solutions. Unlike NLSE solitons, MMT quasisolitons are permanently backward radiating energy, but nevertheless do exist during thousands of carrier wave periods. Quasisolitons of small amplitude are regular and stable, but large-amplitude ones demonstrate oscillations of amplitude and spectral shape. This effect can be explained by periodic formation of weak collapses, carrying out negligibly small amount of energy. We call oscillating quasisolitons "quasibreathers".

  3. High-speed synchronous reluctance machine with minimized rotor losses

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    Hofmann, H.; Sanders, S.R.

    2000-04-01

    This paper presents a refined design of a high-speed synchronous reluctance machine with minimized eddy-current losses in the rotor. Design criteria are the ability of the rotor to withstand high speeds, ability to operate in vacuum, negligible zero-torque spinning losses, high reliability, high efficiency, and low manufacturing cost. The rotor of the synchronous reluctance machine consists of bonded sections of ferromagnetic and non-magnetic steels. Finite-element code, incorporating rotor rotation, has been developed in MATLAB that calculates steady-state eddy currents (and losses) in the rotor. A stator iron and stator winding have been designed to minimize rotor losses, and two such prototype machines have been fabricated. Experimental results show an efficiency of 91% at a 10-kW 10,000-r/min operating point, and rotor losses less than 0.5% of input power.

  4. Evolution of local atomic structure during solidification of Al2Au liquid: An ab initio study

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    Xiong, L.H.; Lou, H.B.; Wang, X.D.; Debela, T.T.; Cao, Q.P.; Zhang, D.X.; Wang, S.Y.; Wang, C.Z.; Jiang, J.Z.

    2014-04-01

    The local atomic structure evolution in Al2Au alloy during solidification from 2000 K to 400 K was studied by ab initio molecular dynamics simulations and analyzed using the structure factor, pair correlation functions, bond angle distributions, the Honeycutt-Anderson (HA) index and Voronoi tessellation methods. It was found that the icosahedral-like clusters are negligible in the Al2Au stable liquid and supercooled liquid states, and the most abundant clusters are those having HA indices of 131 and 120 or Voronoi indices of < 0,4,4,0 >, < 0,3, 6,0 > and < 0,4,4,2 > with coordination numbers of 8, 9 and 10, respectively. These clusters are similar to the local atomic structures in the CaF2-type Al2Au crystal, revealing the existence of structure heredity between liquid and crystalline phase in Al2Au alloy. (C) 2014 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. The Great Season Climatic Oscillation and the Global Warming

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    Boucenna, Ahmed

    2008-01-01

    The present earth warming up is often explained by the atmosphere gas greenhouse effect. This explanation is in contradiction with the thermodynamics second law. The warming up by greenhouse effect is quite improbable. It is cloud reflection that gives to the earth s ground its 15 degres C mean temperature. Since the reflection of the radiation by gases is negligible, the role of the atmosphere greenhouse gases in the earth warming up by earth radiation reflection loses its importance. We think that natural climatic oscillations contribute more to earth climatic disturbances. The oscillation that we hypothesize to exist has a long period (800 to 1000 years). The glacier melting and regeneration cycles lead to variations in the cold region ocean water density and thermal conductibility according to their salinity. These variations lead one to think about a macro climate oscillating between maximum hot and minimum cold temperatures. This oscillation is materialized by the passages of the planet through hot, mil...

  6. A multilayer surface detector for ultracold neutrons

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    Wang, Zhehui; Callahan, N B; Adamek, E R; Bacon, J D; Blatnik, M; Brandt, A E; Broussard, L J; Clayton, S M; Cude-Woods, C; Currie, S; Dees, E B; Ding, X; Gao, J; Gray, F E; Hoffbauer, M A; Holley, A T; Ito, T M; Liu, C -Y; Makela, M; Ramsey, J C; Pattie,, R W; Salvat, D J; Saunders, A; Schmidt, D W; Schulze, R K; Seestrom, S J; Sharapov, E I; Sprow, A; Tang, Z; Wei, W; Wexler, J W; Womack, T L; Young, A R; Zeck, B A

    2015-01-01

    A multilayer surface detector for ultracold neutrons (UCNs) is described. The top $^{10}$B layer is exposed to the vacuum chamber and directly captures UCNs. The ZnS:Ag layer beneath the $^{10}$B layer is a few microns thick, which is sufficient to detect the charged particles from the $^{10}$B(n,$\\alpha$)$^7$Li neutron-capture reaction, while thin enough so that ample light due to $\\alpha$ and $^7$Li escapes for detection by photomultiplier tubes. One-hundred-nm thick $^{10}$B layer gives high UCN detection efficiency, as determined by the mean UCN kinetic energy, detector materials and others. Low background, including negligible sensitivity to ambient neutrons, has also been verified through pulse-shape analysis and comparisons with other existing $^3$He and $^{10}$B detectors. This type of detector has been configured in different ways for UCN flux monitoring, development of UCN guides and neutron lifetime research.

  7. Rotation of Tokamak-Plasmas out of Mechanical Equilibria, in Absence of External Torques

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    Sonnino, Giorgio; Sonnino, Alberto; Zonca, Fulvio

    2012-01-01

    Rotation of tokamak-plasmas, not at the mechanical equilibrium, is investigated utilizing a theorem of thermodynamics, established by Prigogine. This theorem, suitably applied to toroidally confined plasmas, suggests that the global barycentric rotations of the plasma, in the toroidal and poloidal directions, are pure reversible processes. In case of negligible viscosity and by supposing the validity of the balance equation for the internal forces, we show that the plasma, even not in the mechanical equilibrium, may freely rotate as a rigid body in the toroidal direction with an angular frequency with an angular frequency, which may be higher than the neoclassical estimation. In addition, its toroidal rotation may cause the plasma to rotate globally in the poloidal direction at a speed faster than the expression found by the neoclassical theory. The eventual configuration is attained when the toroidal and poloidal angular frequencies reaches the values that minimize dissipation.

  8. Electromagnetic stabilization of tokamak microturbulence in a high-$\\beta$ regime

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    Citrin, J; Goerler, T; Jenko, F; Mantica, P; Told, D; Bourdelle, C; Hatch, D R; Hogeweij, G M D; Johnson, T; Pueschel, M J; Schneider, M

    2014-01-01

    The impact of electromagnetic stabilization and flow shear stabilization on ITG turbulence is investigated. Analysis of a low-$\\beta$ JET L-mode discharge illustrates the relation between ITG stabilization, and proximity to the electromagnetic instability threshold. This threshold is reduced by suprathermal pressure gradients, highlighting the effectiveness of fast ions in ITG stabilization. Extensive linear and nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations are then carried out for the high-$\\beta$ JET hybrid discharge 75225, at two separate locations at inner and outer radii. It is found that at the inner radius, nonlinear electromagnetic stabilization is dominant, and is critical for achieving simulated heat fluxes in agreement with the experiment. The enhancement of this effect by suprathermal pressure also remains significant. It is also found that flow shear stabilization is not effective at the inner radii. However, at outer radii the situation is reversed. Electromagnetic stabilization is negligible while the flow...

  9. Reply to discussion of measurements of supersaturation and critical gas saturation

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    Firoozabadi, A.; Mikkelsen, M.; Ottesen, B.

    1994-06-01

    The authors fail to see the validity of this discussion. However, they hope this response will clarify some misconceptions of Saidi and in the literature on the subject of critical gas saturation in porous media. They divide Said's discussion into two main propositions. (1) Initial gas flow in a core during depressurization is caused by the flow of gas bubbles from the top of the core. This may be different from the bulk-gas flow; therefore, the critical gas saturations reported in a cited reference may be too low. (2) Material balance (based on the equilibrium criterion) should be used to calculate gas saturation and critical gas saturation. Supersaturation has a negligible effect on gas saturation. Propositions 1 and 2 are false, and they reject them unequivocally. In this response the authors briefly state the physical principles of gas evolution in porous media and discuss the invalidity of these propositions.

  10. e+ e- Cross Section and Exclusion of Massless Electroweak Gauginos

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    Glennys R. Farrar

    1997-11-11

    Measurements of the total hadronic cross section in e+e- annihilation are shown to be capable of severely limiting the possibility that gauginos have negligible tree level masses. A combined analysis of 1997 and earlier LEP data, considering simultaneously conventional SUSY signatures and purely hadronic final states, should achieve a 95% cl sensitivity to the case that the SU(2) and U(1) gauginos are massless. If integrated luminosity targets are achieved, it should also be possible to exclude the case that the wino or wino and gluino are light while the bino is heavy, except possibly for a small region of mu, tan beta. The analysis applies whether or not R-parity is conserved, and can also be used to reduce the model-dependence of conventional SUSY searches.

  11. Near-field thermal electromagnetic transport

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    Edalatpour, Sheila

    2015-01-01

    A general near-field thermal electromagnetic transport formalism that is independent of the size, shape and number of heat sources is derived. The formalism is based on fluctuational electrodynamics, where fluctuating currents due to thermal agitation are added into Maxwell's curl equations, and is thus valid for heat sources in local thermodynamic equilibrium. Using a volume integral formulation, it is shown that the proposed formalism is a generalization of the classical electromagnetic scattering framework in which thermal emission is implicitly assumed to be negligible. The near-field thermal electromagnetic transport formalism is afterwards applied to a problem involving three spheres exchanging thermal radiation, where all multipolar interactions are taken into account. Using the thermal discrete dipole approximation, it is shown that depending on the dielectric function, the presence of a third sphere slightly affects the spatial distribution of power absorbed compared to the two-sphere case. The forma...

  12. Dark Energy in the Dark Ages

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    Eric V. Linder

    2006-04-11

    Non-negligible dark energy density at high redshifts would indicate dark energy physics distinct from a cosmological constant or ``reasonable'' canonical scalar fields. Such dark energy can be constrained tightly through investigation of the growth of structure, with limits of \\la2% of total energy density at z\\gg1 for many models. Intermediate dark energy can have effects distinct from its energy density; the dark ages acceleration can be constrained to last less than 5% of a Hubble e-fold time, exacerbating the coincidence problem. Both the total linear growth, or equivalently \\sigma_8, and the shape and evolution of the nonlinear mass power spectrum for zenergy behavior over the entire range z=0-1100.

  13. Double $J/?$ production in central diffractive processes at the LHC

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    C. Brenner Mariotto; V. P. Goncalves

    2015-05-11

    In this paper we study the double $J/\\psi$ production in central diffractive processes considering the Resolved Pomeron model. Based on the nonrelativistic QCD (NRQCD) factorization formalism for the quarkonium production mechanism we estimate the rapidity and transverse momentum dependence of the cross section for the double $J/\\psi$ production in diffractive processes at LHC energies. The contributions of the color-singlet and color-octet channels are estimated and predictions for the total cross sections in the kinematical regions of the LHC experiments are also presented. Our results demonstrate that the contribution of central diffractive processes is not negligible and that its study can be useful to test the Resolved Pomeron model.

  14. Non-Standard Higgs Decays in U(1) Extensions of the MSSM

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    P. Athron; M. Muhlleitner; R. Nevzorov; A. G. Williams

    2014-11-05

    In U(1) extensions of the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model there is a simple mechanism that leads to a heavy Z' boson with a mass which is substantially larger than the supersymmetry breaking scale. This mechanism may also result in a pseudoscalar state that is light enough for decays of the 125 GeV Standard Model-like Higgs boson into a pair of such pseudoscalars to be kinematically allowed. We study these decays within E6 inspired supersymmetric models with an exact custodial symmetry that forbids tree-level flavor-changing transitions and the most dangerous baryon and lepton number violating operators. We argue that the branching ratio of the lightest Higgs boson decays into a pair of the light pseudoscalar states may not be negligibly small.

  15. Chameleon effect and the Pioneer anomaly

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    John D. Anderson; J. R. Morris

    2012-04-12

    The possibility that the apparent anomalous acceleration of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft may be due, at least in part, to a chameleon field effect is examined. A small spacecraft, with no thin shell, can have a more pronounced anomalous acceleration than a large compact body, such as a planet, having a thin shell. The chameleon effect seems to present a natural way to explain the differences seen in deviations from pure Newtonian gravity for a spacecraft and for a planet, and appears to be compatible with the basic features of the Pioneer anomaly, including the appearance of a jerk term. However, estimates of the size of the chameleon effect indicate that its contribution to the anomalous acceleration is negligible. We conclude that any inverse-square component in the anomalous acceleration is more likely caused by an unmodelled reaction force from solar-radiation pressure, rather than a chameleon field effect.

  16. {sup 1}H NMR electron-nuclear cross relaxation in thin films of hydrogenated amorphous silicon

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    Su Tining; Taylor, P. C.; Ganguly, G.; Carlson, D. E.; Bobela, D. C.; Hari, P. [Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); BP Solar, Toano, Virginia 23168 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (United States); Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States)

    2007-12-15

    We investigate the spin-lattice relaxation of the dipolar order in {sup 1}H NMR in hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H). We find that the relaxation is dominated by the cross relaxation between the hydrogen nuclei and the paramagnetic states. The relaxation is inhomogeneous, and can be described as a stretched exponential function. We proposed a possible mechanism for this relaxation. This mechanism applies to a rather broad range of paramagnetic states, including the deep neutral defects (dangling bonds), the light-induced metastable defects, the defects created by doping, and the singly occupied, localized band-tail states populated by light at low temperatures. The cross relaxation is only sensitive to the bulk spin density, and the surface spins have a negligible effect on the relaxation.

  17. Two-Photon Exchange Effect Studied with Neural Networks

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    Krzysztof M. Graczyk

    2011-08-30

    An approach to the extraction of the two-photon exchange (TPE) correction from elastic $ep$ scattering data is presented. The cross section, polarization transfer (PT), and charge asymmetry data are considered. It is assumed that the TPE correction to the PT data is negligible. The form factors and TPE correcting term are given by one multidimensional function approximated by the feed forward neural network (NN). To find a model-independent approximation the Bayesian framework for the NNs is adapted. A large number of different parametrizations is considered. The most optimal model is indicated by the Bayesian algorithm. The obtained fit of the TPE correction behaves linearly in epsilon but it has a nontrivial Q2 dependence. A strong dependence of the TPE fit on the choice of parametrization is observed.

  18. Two-photon exchange effect studied with neural networks

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    Graczyk, Krzysztof M. [Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, pl. M. Borna 9, PL-50-204 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2011-09-15

    An approach to the extraction of the two-photon exchange (TPE) correction from elastic ep scattering data is presented. The cross-section, polarization transfer (PT), and charge asymmetry data are considered. It is assumed that the TPE correction to the PT data is negligible. The form factors and TPE correcting term are given by one multidimensional function approximated by the feedforward neural network (NN). To find a model-independent approximation, the Bayesian framework for the NNs is adapted. A large number of different parametrizations is considered. The most optimal model is indicated by the Bayesian algorithm. The obtained fit of the TPE correction behaves linearly in {epsilon} but it has a nontrivial Q{sup 2} dependence. A strong dependence of the TPE fit on the choice of parametrization is observed.

  19. Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements and Analysis of Bypass Data for a Scaled 6mm Gap

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    J.R. Wolf; T.E. Conder; R.R. Schultz

    2012-09-01

    The purpose of the fluid dynamics experiments in the MIR (Matched Index of-Refraction) flow system at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to develop benchmark databases for the assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions of the momentum equations, scalar mixing, and turbulence models for the flow ratios between coolant channels and bypass gaps in the interstitial regions of typical prismatic standard fuel element (SFE) or upper reflector block geometries of typical Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (MHTGR) in the limiting case of negligible buoyancy and constant fluid properties. The experiments will use optical techniques, primarily particle image velocimetry (PIV) in the INL Matched Index of Refraction (MIR) flow system.

  20. High-speed quantum memory with thermal motion of atoms

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    K. Tikhonov; T. Golubeva; Yu. Golubev

    2015-02-26

    We discuss the influence of atomic thermal motion on the efficiency of multimode quantum memory in two configurations: over the free expand of atoms cooled beforehand in a magneto-optical trap, and over complete mixing of atoms in a closed cell at room temperature. We consider the high-speed quantum memory, and assume that writing and retrieval are short enough, and the displacements of atoms during these stages are negligibly small. At the same time we take in account thermal motion during the storage time, which, as well known, must be much longer than durations of all the other memory processes for successful application of memory cell in communication and computation. We will analyze this influence in terms of eigenmodes of the full memory cycle and show that distortion of the eigenmodes, caused by thermal motion, leads to the efficiency reduction. We will demonstrate, that in the multimode memory this interconnection has complicated character.

  1. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies on Pd doped SnO{sub 2} liquid petroleum gas sensor

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    Phani, A.R.

    1997-10-01

    The present investigation deals with the electrical response of palladium doped tin oxide, as a means of improving the selectivity for liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in the presence of CO, CH{sub 4}. The sensor element with the composition of Pd(1.5 wt{percent}) in the base material SnO{sub 2} sintered at 800{degree}C, has shown a high sensitivity towards LPG with a negligible cross interference of CO and CH{sub 4} at an operating temperature of 350{degree}C. This greatly suggests the possibility of utilizing the sensor for the detection of LPG. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies have been carried out to determine the possible chemical species involved in the gas-solid interaction and the enhancing mechanism of the Pd doped SnO{sub 2} sensor element, towards LPG sensitivity. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  2. Status report on a solar photovoltaic concentrating energy system for a hospital in Hawaii

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    Seki, A.; Curtis, G.; Yuen, P.

    1983-06-01

    The largest parabolic concentrating photovoltaic/solar thermal system in the U.S. began producing electricity and hot water for a hospital on the island of Kauai, Hawaii in November 1981. Each of the 80 parabolic collectors is 6 feet by 10 feet and concentrates incident sunlight on photovoltaic cells mounted on two faces of the receiver at the focus. Although the 35 kilowatt system has been designed to produce 22,000 net kilowatt-hours per year of electricity and 620,000 gallons of 180 F water, electrical output (12 to 15 kilowatt-hours per day) is only 20 percent of that expected, primarily because insolation at the site has been only 40 percent of predicted values. A second problem with fungal attack on the receivers has been solved by better sealing. The system has also withstood a hurricane with negligible damage.

  3. Two-step build-up of a thermoreversible polymer network: From early local to late collective dynamics

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    H. Souguir; O. Ronsin; C. Caroli; T. Baumberger

    2015-03-05

    We probe the mechanisms at work in the build-up of thermoreversible gel networks, with the help of hybrid gelatin gels containing a controlled density of irreversible, covalent crosslinks (CL), which we quench below the physical gelation temperature. The detailed analysis of the dependence on covalent crosslink density of both the shear modulus and optical activity evolutions with time after quench enables us to identify two stages of the physical gelation process, separated by a temperature dependent crossover modulus: (i) an early nucleation regime during which rearrangements of the triple-helix CL play a negligible role, (ii) a late, logarithmic aging one, which is preserved, though slowed down, in the presence of irreversible CL. We show that aging is fully controlled by rearrangements and discuss the implication of our results in terms of the switch from an early, local dynamics to a late, cooperative long-range one.

  4. Search for supersymmetry in pp collisions at 7 TeV in events with jets and missing transverse energy

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; et al.

    2011-04-01

    A search for supersymmetry with R-parity conservation in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35 inverse picobarns collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The search is performed in events with jets and significant missing transverse energy, characteristic of the decays of heavy, pair-produced squarks and gluinos. The primary background, from standard model multijet production, is reduced by several orders of magnitude to a negligible level by the application of a set of robust kinematic requirements. With this selection, the data are consistent with the standard model backgrounds, namely t t-bar, W + jet and Z + jet production, which are estimated from data control samples. Limits are set on the parameters of the constrained minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model. These limits extend those set previously by experiments at the Tevatron and LEP colliders.

  5. String Gas Cosmology and Non-Gaussianities

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    Bin Chen; Yi Wang; Wei Xue; Robert Brandenberger

    2008-03-05

    Recently it has been shown that string gas cosmology, an alternative model of the very early universe which does not involve a period of cosmological inflation, can give rise to an almost scale invariant spectrum of metric perturbations. Here we calculate the non-Gaussianities of the spectrum of cosmological fluctuations in string gas cosmology, and find that these non-Gaussianities depend linearly on the wave number and that their amplitude depends sensitively on the string scale. If the string scale is at the TeV scale, string gas cosmology could lead to observable non-Gaussianities, if it is close to the Planck scale, then the non-Gaussianities on current cosmological scales are negligible.

  6. Gas lasers with wave-chaotic resonators

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    Oleg Zaitsev

    2010-10-28

    Semiclassical multimode laser theory is extended to gas lasers with open two-dimensional resonators of arbitrary shape. The Doppler frequency shift of the linear-gain coefficient leads to an additional linear coupling between the modes, which, however, is shown to be negligible. The nonlinear laser equations simplify in the special case of wave-chaotic resonators. In the single-mode regime, the intensity of a chaotic laser, as a function of the mode frequency, displays a local minimum at the frequency of the atomic transition. The width of the minimum scales with the inhomogeneous linewidth, in contrast to the Lamb dip in uniaxial resonators whose width is given by the homogeneous linewidth.

  7. Transport properties of a meson gas

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    D. Fernandez-Fraile; A. Gomez Nicola

    2007-07-09

    We present recent results on a systematic method to calculate transport coefficients for a meson gas (in particular, we analyze a pion gas) at low temperatures in the context of Chiral Perturbation Theory. Our method is based on the study of Feynman diagrams with a power counting which takes into account collisions in the plasma by means of a non-zero particle width. In this way, we obtain results compatible with analysis of Kinetic Theory with just the leading order diagram. We show the behavior with temperature of electrical and thermal conductivities and shear and bulk viscosities, and we discuss the fundamental role played by unitarity. We obtain that bulk viscosity is negligible against shear viscosity near the chiral phase transition. Relations between the different transport coefficients and bounds on them based on different theoretical approximations are also discussed. We also comment on some applications to heavy-ion collisions.

  8. Temporal characterization of a time-compensated monochromator for high-efficiency selection of extreme-ultraviolet pulses generated by high-order harmonics

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    Poletto, L.; Villoresi, P.; Benedetti, E.; Ferrari, F.; Stagira, S.; Sansone, G.; Nisoli, M.

    2008-07-15

    Ultrafast extreme-ultraviolet pulses are spectrally selected by a time-delay-compensated grating monochromator. The intrinsic very short duration of the pulses is obtained by exploiting the high-order harmonic generation process. The temporal characterization of the harmonic pulses is obtained using a cross-correlation method: pulses as short as 8 fs are measured at the output of the monochromator in the case of the 23rd harmonic. This value is in agreement with the expected duration of such pulses, indicating that the influence of the monochromator is negligible. The photon flux has been measured with a calibrated photodiode, pointing out the good efficiency of the monochromator, derived by the exploitation for the two gratings of the conical diffraction mounting.

  9. Acoustically-induced slip in sheared granular layers: application to dynamic earthquake triggering

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    Ferdowsi, Behrooz; Guyer, Robert A; Johnson, Paul A; Marone, Chris; Carmeliet, Jan

    2015-01-01

    A fundamental mystery in earthquake physics is "how can an earthquake be triggered by distant seismic sources?" A possible explanation is suggested by results found in discrete element method simulations of a granular layer, during stick-slip, that is subject to transient vibrational excitation. We find that at a critical vibrational amplitude (strain) there is an abrupt transition from negligible time-advanced slip (clock advance) to full clock advance, i.e., transient vibration and earthquake are simultaneous. The critical strain is of order 10^{-6}, similar to observations in the laboratory and in Earth. The transition is related to frictional weakening of the granular layer due to a dramatic increase in the number of slipping contacts and decrease in the coordination number. Associated with this frictional weakening is a pronounced decrease in the elastic moduli of the layer.

  10. Kinetic mix mechanisms in shock-driven inertial confinement fusion implosions

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    Rinderknecht, H. G. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Sio, H. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Li, C. K. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Hoffman, N.; Zylstra, A. B. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Rosenberg, M. J. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Frenje, J. A. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Gatu Johnson, M. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Seguin, F. H. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Petrasso, R. D. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Betti, R. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Yu Glebov, V. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Meyerhofer, D. D. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Sangster, T. C. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Seka, W. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Stoeckl, C. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Kagan, G. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Molvig, K. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Bellei, C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Amendt, P. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Landen, O. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Rygg, J. R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Smalyuk, V. A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Wilks, S. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Greenwood, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Nikroo, A. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

    2014-05-01

    Shock-driven implosions of thin-shell capsules, or ''exploding pushers,'' generate low-density, high-temperature plasmas in which hydrodynamic instability growth is negligible and kinetic effects can play an important role. Data from implosions of thin deuterated-plastic shells with hydroequivalent D3He gas fills ranging from pure deuterium to pure 3He [H. G. Rinderknecht et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 135001 (2014)] were obtained to evaluate non-hydrodynamic fuel-shell mix mechanisms. Simulations of the experiments including reduced ion kinetic models support ion diffusion as an explanation for these data. Several additional kinetic mechanisms are investigated and compared to the data to determine which are important in the experiments. Shock acceleration of shell deuterons is estimated to introduce mix less than or comparable to the amount required to explain the data. Beam-target mechanisms are found to produce yields at most an order of magnitude less than the observations

  11. An inflationary model with small scalar and large tensor nongaussianities

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    Cook, Jessica L.; Sorbo, Lorenzo E-mail: sorbo@physics.umass.edu

    2013-11-01

    We study a model of inflation where the scalar perturbations are almost gaussian while there is sizable (equilateral) nongaussianity in the tensor sector. In this model, a rolling pseudoscalar gravitationally coupled to the inflaton amplifies the vacuum fluctuations of a vector field. The vector sources both scalar and tensor metric perturbations. Both kinds of perturbations are nongaussian, but, due to helicity conservation, the tensors have a larger amplitude, so that nongaussianity in the scalar perturbations is negligible. Moreover, the tensors produced this way are chiral. We study, in the flat sky approximation, how constraints on tensor nongaussianities affect the detectability of parity violation in the Cosmic Microwave Background. We expect the model to feature interesting patterns on nongaussianities in the polarization spectra of the CMB.

  12. Wind load design methods for ground-based heliostats and parabolic dish collectors

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    Peterka, J A; Derickson, R G

    1992-09-01

    The purpose of this design method is to define wind loads on flat heliostat and parabolic dish collectors in a simplified form. Wind loads are defined for both mean and peak loads accounting for the protective influence of upwind collectors, wind protective fences, or other wind-blockage elements. The method used to define wind loads was to generalize wind load data obtained during tests on model collectors, heliostats or parabolic dishes, placed in a modeled atmospheric wind in a boundary-layer wind-tunnel at Colorado State University. For both heliostats and parabolic dishes, loads are reported for solitary collectors and for collectors as elements of a field. All collectors were solid with negligible porosity; thus the effects of porosity in the collectors is not addressed.

  13. Volume electric dipole origin of second-harmonic generation from metallic membrane with non-centrosymmetry patterns

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    Zeng, Yong

    2009-01-01

    In this article, we analytically study second harmonic (SH) generation from thin metallic films with subwavelength, non-centrosymmetry patterns. Because the thickness of the film is much smaller than the SH wavelength, retardation effects are negligible. The far-field SH intensities are thus dominated by an effective electric dipole. These analytical observations are further justified numerically by studying the effect of polarization of the fundamental field on both the SH signal and the electric dipole. It is demonstrated that bulk SH polarization density is comparable with its surface counterpart. The electric dipole, consequently, originates from the entire {volume of the metallic membrane, in contrast to the fact that SH generation from metal surface is generally dominated by a surface dipole.

  14. Magnetic anisotropies in epitaxial Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/GaAs(100) patterned structures

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    Zhang, W. Zhang, D.; Yuan, S. J.; Huang, Z. C.; Zhai, Y.; Wong, P. K. J.; Wu, J.; Xu, Y. B.

    2014-10-15

    Previous studies on epitaxial Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} rings in the context of spin-transfer torque effect have revealed complicated and undesirable domain structures, attributed to the intrinsic fourfold magnetocrystalline anisotropy in the ferrite. In this Letter, we report a viable solution to this problem, utilizing a 6-nm-thick epitaxial Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} thin film on GaAs(100), where the fourfold magnetocrystalline anisotropy is negligible. We demonstrate that in the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} planar wires patterned from our thin film, such a unique magnetic anisotropy system has been preserved, and relatively simple magnetic domain configurations compared to those previous reports can be obtained.

  15. Emulation to simulate low resolution atmospheric data

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    Hebbur Venkata Subba Rao, Vishwas [ORNL; Archibald, Richard K [ORNL; Evans, Katherine J [ORNL

    2012-08-01

    Climate simulations require significant compute power, they are complex and therefore it is time consuming to simulate them. We have developed an emulator to simulate unknown climate datasets. The emulator uses stochastic collocation and multi-dimensional in- terpolation to simulate the datasets. We have used the emulator to determine various physical quantities such as temperature, short and long wave cloud forcing, zonal winds etc. The emulation gives results which are very close to those obtained by simulations. The emulator was tested on 2 degree atmospheric datasets. The work evaluates the pros and cons of evaluating the mean first and inter- polating and vice versa. To determine the physical quantities, we have assumed them to be a function of time, longitude, latitude and a random parameter. We have looked at parameters that govern high stable clouds, low stable clouds, timescale for convection etc. The emulator is especially useful as it requires negligible compute times when compared to the simulation itself.

  16. Half-metallic ferromagnetism in Cr-doped semiconducting Ge-chalcogenide: Density functional approach

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    Saini, Hardev S.; Singh, Mukhtiyar; Thakur, Jyoti; Kashyap, Manish K.

    2014-04-24

    A supercell approach has been used to calculate the electronic and magnetic properties of Cr-doped Ge chalcogenide, Ge{sub 1?x}Cr{sub x}Te (x = 0.25 and 0.125). The calculations have been performed using full potential Linear Augmented Plane Wave (FPLAPW) method within generalized gradient approximation (GGA) as exchange-correlation (XC) potential. The calculated results show that the doping of Cr induces the 100% spin polarization at Fermi level (EF) and showed the robust half metallic ferromagnetism in this compound. Thus, the compound at both dopant concentrations behave as dilute magnetic semiconductor (DMS) showing metallic property in majority and semiconducting for minority spin channels which is best suited for spintronic applications. The total magnetic moments of this compound are mainly due to Cr-d states present at E{sup F} with negligible contribution from electronic states of other atoms.

  17. Robustness of n-GaAs carrier spin properties to 5?MeV proton irradiation

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    Pursley, Brennan C.; Song, X.; Torres-Isea, R. O.; Bokari, E. A.; Kayani, A.; Sih, V.

    2015-02-16

    Modern electronic devices utilize charge to transmit and store information. This leaves the information susceptible to external influences, such as radiation, that can introduce short timescale charge fluctuations and, long term, degrade electronic properties. Encoding information as spin polarizations offers an attractive alternative to electronic logic that should be robust to randomly polarized transient radiation effects. As a preliminary step towards radiation-resistant spintronic devices, we measure the spin properties of n-GaAs as a function of radiation fluence using time-resolved Kerr rotation and photoluminescence spectroscopy. Our results show a modest to negligible change in the long-term electron spin properties up to a fluence of 1?×?10{sup 14} (5?MeV protons)/cm{sup 2}, even as the luminescence decreases by two orders of magnitude.

  18. On Scale-Dependent Cosmic Shear Systematic Effects

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    Kitching, T D; Cropper, M; Hoekstra, H; Hood, R K E; Massey, R; Niemi, S

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we investigate the impact that realistic scale-dependence systematic effects may have on cosmic shear tomography. We model spatially varying residual ellipticity and size variations in weak lensing measurements and propagate these through to predicted changes in the uncertainty and bias of cosmological parameters. We show that the survey strategy - whether it is regular or randomised - is an important factor in determining the impact of a systematic effect: a purely randomised survey strategy produces the smallest biases, at the expense of larger parameter uncertainties, and a very regularised survey strategy produces large biases, but unaffected uncertainties. However, by removing, or modelling, the affected scales (l-modes) in the regular cases the biases are reduced to negligible levels. We find that the integral of the systematic power spectrum is not a good metric for dark energy performance, and we advocate that systematic effects should be modelled accurately in real space, where they ent...

  19. Bad prospects for the detection of giant stars' tidal disruption: effect of the ambient medium on bound debris

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    Bonnerot, Clément; Lodato, Giuseppe

    2015-01-01

    Most massive galaxies are thought to contain a supermassive black holes in their centre surrounded by a tenuous gas environment, leading to no significant emission. In these quiescent galaxies, tidal disruption events represent a powerful detection method for the central black hole. Following the disruption, the stellar debris evolve into an elongated gas stream, which partly falls back towards the disruption site and accrete onto the black hole producing a luminous flare. Using an analytical treatment, we investigate the interaction between the debris stream and the gas environment of quiescent galaxies. Although we find dynamical effects to be negligible, we demonstrate that Kelvin-Helmholtz instability can lead to the dissolution of the stream into the ambient medium before it reaches the black hole, likely dimming the associated flare. Furthermore, we find this effect to be enhanced for disruptions involving more massive black holes and/or giant stars. Consequently, although disruptions of evolved stars h...

  20. Spatiotemporal synchronization of drift waves in a magnetron sputtering plasma

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    Martines, E.; Zuin, M.; Cavazzana, R.; Antoni, V.; Serianni, G.; Spolaore, M.; Vianello, N. [Consorzio RFX, Padova (Italy); Adámek, J. [Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, Prague (Czech Republic)

    2014-10-15

    A feedforward scheme is applied for drift waves control in a magnetized magnetron sputtering plasma. A system of driven electrodes collecting electron current in a limited region of the explored plasma is used to interact with unstable drift waves. Drift waves actually appear as electrostatic modes characterized by discrete wavelengths of the order of few centimeters and frequencies of about 100 kHz. The effect of external quasi-periodic, both in time and space, travelling perturbations is studied. Particular emphasis is given to the role played by the phase relation between the natural and the imposed fluctuations. It is observed that it is possible by means of localized electrodes, collecting currents which are negligible with respect to those flowing in the plasma, to transfer energy to one single mode and to reduce that associated to the others. Due to the weakness of the external action, only partial control has been achieved.

  1. The scattering and extinction properties of nanodiamonds

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    Rai, Rakesh K

    2009-01-01

    The study of scattering and extinction properties of possible nanodiamond grains in the ISM are reported. Calculations using Discrete Dipole Approximation (DDA) for varying ellipsoidal shapes and sizes from 2.5 to $10 nm$ are considered. Nanodiamonds show negligible extinction from IR to near-UV and very sharp far-UV rise. Comparison with observations rule out possibility of independent nanodiamond dust but point towards possibility of nanodiamonds as a component in the ISM. Radiation induced transformations may lead to carbonaceous grains with different core and mantles. So calculations are also performed for a core-mantle target model with nanodiamond core in graphite mantles. The graphite extinction features get modified with the peak at 2175 \\AA{} being lowered, broadened, blue shifted and accompanied by enhanced extinction in the far-UV. Such variations in the 2175 \\AA{} band and simultaneous far-UV rise are observed along some sources. A three component dust model incorporating silicate, graphite and gr...

  2. Bacillus anthracis spores germinate extracellularly at air-liquid interface in an in vitro lung model under serum-free conditions

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    Powell, Joshua D.; Hutchison, Janine R.; Hess, Becky M.; Straub, Tim M.

    2015-07-30

    Aims: To better understand the parameters that govern spore dissemination after lung exposure using in vitro cell systems. Methods and Results: We evaluated the kinetics of uptake, germination and proliferation of B. anthracis Sterne spores in association with human primary lung epithelial cells, Calu-3, and A549 cell lines. We also analyzed the influence of various cell culture media formulations related to spore germination. Conclusions: We found negligible spore uptake by epithelial cells, but germination and proliferation of spores in the extracellular environment was evident, and was appreciably higher in A549 and Calu-3 cultures than in primary epithelial cells. Additionally, ourmore »results revealed spores in association with primary cells submerged in cell culture media germinated 1 h« less

  3. Is Dark Energy Abnormally Weighting?

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    A. Fuzfa; J. -M. Alimi

    2006-09-05

    We present a new interpretation of dark energy in terms of an \\textit{Abnormally Weighting Energy} (AWE). This means that dark energy does not couple to gravitation in the same way as ordinary matter, yielding a violation of the weak and strong equivalence principles on cosmological scales. The resulting cosmological mechanism accounts for the Hubble diagram of type Ia supernovae in terms of both cosmic acceleration and variation of the gravitational constant while still accounting for the present tests of general relativity. This explanation allows to build dark energy models (i) without violation of the strong energy condition $p<-\\rho c^2/3$ (ii) with non-negligible direct couplings to gravitation and (iii) natural convergence mechanism toward general relativity.

  4. Application of one-dimensional stagnation solutions to three-dimensional simulation of compact wire array in absence of radiation

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    Yu, Edmund P., E-mail: epyu@sandia.gov [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Velikovich, A. L. [Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Maron, Y. [Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

    2014-08-15

    We investigate the stagnation phase of a three-dimensional (3D), magnetohydrodynamic simulation of a compact, tungsten wire-array Z pinch, under the simplifying assumption of negligible radiative loss. In particular, we address the ability of one-dimensional (1D) analytic theory to describe the time evolution of spatially averaged plasma properties from 3D simulation. The complex fluid flows exhibited in the stagnated plasma are beyond the scope of 1D theory and result in centrifugal force as well as enhanced thermal transport. Despite these complications, a 1D homogeneous (i.e., shockless) stagnation solution can capture the increase of on-axis density and pressure during the initial formation of stagnated plasma. Later, when the stagnated plasma expands outward into the imploding plasma, a 1D shock solution describes the decrease of on-axis density and pressure, as well as the growth of the shock accretion region.

  5. Sagittal focusing of synchrotron x radiation with curved crystals

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    Sparks, C.J. Jr.; Ice, G.E.; Wong, J.; Batterman, B.W.

    1981-01-01

    We describe the sagittal focusing of x rays with singly bent crystals that accept the meridian plane divergence from a similar but flat crystal to form a pair in a nondispersive two-crystal Bragg monochromator. Curved crystals can intercept from 5 to 20 times the sagittal divergence of curved mirrors at x-ray energies above 10 keV. Anticlastic (transverse) bending of the crystal is made negligible in the meridian plane with reinforcing ribs cut parallel to the plane of scattering. Results show that at energies of 10, 20, and 30 keV the bent crystal performs efficiently and images the source size at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.

  6. Collisionless damping of circularly polarized nonlinear Alfvén waves in solar wind plasmas with and without beam protons

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    Nariyuki, Y.; Hada, T.; Tsubouchi, K.

    2014-10-01

    The damping process of field-aligned, low-frequency right-handed polarized nonlinear Alfvén waves (NAWs) in solar wind plasmas with and without proton beams is studied by using a two-dimensional ion hybrid code. The numerical results show that the obliquely propagating kinetic Alfvén waves (KAWs) excited by beam protons affect the damping of the low-frequency NAW in low beta plasmas, while the nonlinear wave-wave interaction between parallel propagating waves and nonlinear Landau damping due to the envelope modulation are the dominant damping process in high beta plasmas. The nonlinear interaction between the NAWs and KAWs does not cause effective energy transfer to the perpendicular direction. Numerical results suggest that while the collisionless damping due to the compressibility of the envelope-modulated NAW plays an important role in the damping of the field-aligned NAW, the effect of the beam instabilities may not be negligible in low beta solar wind plasmas.

  7. Molten uranium dioxide structure and dynamics

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    Skinner, L. B. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Parise, J. B. [Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); Benmore, C. J. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Weber, J. K.R. [Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Williamson, M. A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Tamalonis, A. [Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Hebden, A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Wiencek, T. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Alderman, O. L.G. [Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Guthrie, M. [Carnegie Inst., Washington, DC (United States); Leibowitz, L. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2014-11-20

    Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the major nuclear fuel component of fission power reactors. A key concern during severe accidents is the melting and leakage of radioactive UO2 as it corrodes through its zirconium cladding and steel containment. Yet, the very high temperatures (>3140 kelvin) and chemical reactivity of molten UO2 have prevented structural studies. In this work, we combine laser heating, sample levitation, and synchrotron x-rays to obtain pair distribution function measurements of hot solid and molten UO2. The hot solid shows a substantial increase in oxygen disorder around the lambda transition (2670 K) but negligible U-O coordination change. On melting, the average U-O coordination drops from 8 to 6.7 ± 0.5. Molecular dynamics models refined to this structure predict higher U-U mobility than 8-coordinated melts.

  8. Studying atmosphere-dominated hot Jupiter Kepler phase curves: Evidence that inhomogeneous atmospheric reflection is common

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    Shporer, Avi

    2015-01-01

    We identify 3 Kepler transiting planet systems, Kepler-7, Kepler-12, and Kepler-41, whose orbital phase-folded light curves are dominated by planetary atmospheric processes including thermal emission and reflected light, while the impact of non-atmospheric (i.e. gravitational) processes, including beaming (Doppler boosting) and tidal ellipsoidal distortion, is negligible. Therefore, those systems allow a direct view of their atmospheres without being hampered by the approximations used in the inclusion of both atmospheric and non-atmospheric processes when modeling the phase curve shape. Here we analyze Kepler-12b and Kepler-41b atmosphere based on their Kepler phase curve, while the analysis of Kepler-7b was presented elsewhere. The model we used efficiently computes reflection and thermal emission contributions to the phase curve, including inhomogeneous atmospheric reflection due to longitudinally varying cloud coverage. We confirm Kepler-12b and Kepler-41b show a westward phase shift between the brightest...

  9. Gas permeation carbon capture --- Process modeling and optimization

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    Morinelly, Juan; Miller, David

    2011-01-01

    A multi-staged gas permeation carbon capture process model was developed in Aspen Custom Modeler{reg_sign} (ACM) and optimized in the context of the retrofit of a 550 MW subcritical pulverized coal (PC) power plant. The gas permeation stages in the process are described by a custom multi-component, hollowfiber membrane model. Gas transport across the asymmetric membrane was modeled according to the solution-diffusion model for the selective skin layer and the assumption of negligible flux resistance by the porous support. Counter-current, one-dimensional plug flow was assumed with permeate pressure drop in the fiber lumen side due to capillary constrained flow. A modular optimization framework was used to minimize the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) by optimizing a set of key process variables. The framework allows the external control of multiple simulation modules from different software packages from a common interface.

  10. Fingerprints of Disorder Source in Graphene

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    Zhao, Pei-liang; Katsnelson, M I; De Raedt, H

    2015-01-01

    We present a systematic study of the electronic, transport and optical properties of disordered graphene including the next-nearest-neighbor hopping. We show that this hopping has a non-negligible effect on resonant scattering but is of minor importance for long-range disorder such as charged impurities, random potentials or hoppings induced by strain fluctuations. Different types of disorder can be recognized by their fingerprints appearing in the dc conductivity, carrier mobility, optical spectroscopy and Landau level spectrum. By matching our calculations to the experimental observations, we conclude that the long-range disorder potential induced by strain is the most important source of disorder in high-quality graphene on a substrate.

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  12. Electron heating due to microwave photoexcitation in the high mobility GaAs/AlGaAs two dimensional electron system

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    Ramanayaka, A. N.; Mani, R. G.; Wegscheider, W.

    2013-12-04

    We extract the electron temperature in the microwave photo-excited high mobility GaAs/AlGaAs two dimensional electron system (2DES) by studying the influence of microwave radiation on the amplitude of Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations (SdHOs) in a regime where the cyclotron frequency, ?{sub c}, and the microwave angular frequency, ?, satisfy 2? ? ?{sub c} ? 3.5? The results indicate that increasing the incident microwave power has a weak effect on the amplitude of the SdHOs and therefore the electron temperature, in comparison to the influence of modest temperature changes on the dark-specimen SdH effect. The results indicate negligible electron heating under modest microwave photo-excitation, in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

  13. Time-domain simulation of ultrasound propagation in a tissue-like medium based on the resolution of the nonlinear acoustic constitutive relations

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    Jiménez, Noé; Redondo, Javier; Sánchez-Morcillo, Víctor; Hou, Yi; Konofagou, Elisa E

    2015-01-01

    A time-domain numerical code based on the constitutive relations of nonlinear acoustics for simulating ultrasound propagation is presented. To model frequency power law attenuation, such as observed in biological media, multiple relaxation processes are included and relaxation parameters are fitted to both exact frequency power law attenuation and empirically measured attenuation of a variety of tissues that does not fit an exact power law. A computational technique based on artificial relaxation is included to correct the non-negligible numerical dispersion of the numerical method and to improve stability when shock waves are present. This technique avoids the use of high order finite difference schemes, leading to fast calculations. The numerical code is especially suitable to study high intensity and focused axisymmetric acoustic beams in tissue-like medium, as it is based on the full constitutive relations that overcomes the limitations of the parabolic approximations, while some specific effects not cont...

  14. Design of a Quantum Source of High-Frequency Gravitational Waves (HFGW) and Test Methodology

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    Fontana, G

    2004-01-01

    The generation of High-Frequency Gravitational Waves (HFGW) has been identified as the required breakthrough that will lead to new forms of space propulsion. Many techniques have been devised to generate HFGW, but most of them exhibit marginal efficiency, therefore the power emitted in form of gravitational waves (GW) is orders of magnitude lower than the input power. The gravitational wave counterpart of the LASER, termed Gravitational-wave LASER or "GASER" is the quantum approach to the efficient generation of gravitational waves. Electrons, protons, muons, etc, all have charge and mass, if accelerated they usually lose energy through the very fast electric and magnetic channels, this causes a negligible emission through the gravitational channel. Quantum systems can be engineered to forbid electric and magnetic transitions, therefore the gravitational spin-2 transitions can take place. A class of active materials, suitable for making a GASER based on electronic transitions in the solid state, is identified...

  15. Polarization diagnostics of proton beams in solar flares

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    Jiri Stepan

    2007-02-02

    We review the problem of proton beam bombardment of solar chromosphere considering the self-consistent NLTE polarized radiation transfer in hydrogen lines. Several observations indicate a linear polarization of the H-alpha line of the order of 5% or higher and preferentially in radial direction. This polarization is often explained as anisotropic collisional excitation of the n=3 level by vertical proton beams. Our calculations indicate that deceleration of the proton beam with initial power-law energy distribution together with increased electron and proton densities in the H-alpha forming layers lead to a negligible line polarization. Thus the proton beams seem not to be a good candidate for explanation of the observed polarization degree. On the other hand, the effect of electric return currents could perhaps provide a better explanation of the observed linear polarization. We report the new calculations of this effect.

  16. Magnetic field advection in two interpenetrating plasma streams

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    Ryutov, D. D.; Kugland, N. L.; Levy, M. C.; Plechaty, C.; Ross, J. S.; Park, H. S. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)

    2013-03-15

    Laser-generated colliding plasma streams can serve as a test-bed for the study of various astrophysical phenomena and the general physics of self-organization. For streams of a sufficiently high kinetic energy, collisions between the ions of one stream with the ions of the other stream are negligible, and the streams can penetrate through each other. On the other hand, the intra-stream collisions for high-Mach-number flows can still be very frequent, so that each stream can be described hydrodynamically. This paper presents an analytical study of the effects that these interpenetrating streams have on large-scale magnetic fields either introduced by external coils or generated in the plasma near the laser targets. Specifically, a problem of the frozen-in constraint is assessed and paradoxical features of the field advection in this system are revealed. A possibility of using this system for studies of magnetic reconnection is mentioned.

  17. Uncertainty Analysis for Photovoltaic Degradation Rates (Poster)

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    Jordan, D.; Kurtz, S.; Hansen, C.

    2014-04-01

    Dependable and predictable energy production is the key to the long-term success of the PV industry. PV systems show over the lifetime of their exposure a gradual decline that depends on many different factors such as module technology, module type, mounting configuration, climate etc. When degradation rates are determined from continuous data the statistical uncertainty is easily calculated from the regression coefficients. However, total uncertainty that includes measurement uncertainty and instrumentation drift is far more difficult to determine. A Monte Carlo simulation approach was chosen to investigate a comprehensive uncertainty analysis. The most important effect for degradation rates is to avoid instrumentation that changes over time in the field. For instance, a drifting irradiance sensor, which can be achieved through regular calibration, can lead to a substantially erroneous degradation rates. However, the accuracy of the irradiance sensor has negligible impact on degradation rate uncertainty emphasizing that precision (relative accuracy) is more important than absolute accuracy.

  18. A low background facility inside the LVD detector at Gran Sasso

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    Arneodo, F

    2008-01-01

    The Large Volume Detector (LVD) in the Gran Sasso Laboratory of INFN is an observatory mainly devoted to search for neutrinos from core collapse supernovae. It consists of 1000 tons of liquid scintillator divided in 840 stainless steel tanks 1.5m$^3$ each. In this letter we present the possibility for LVD to work both as a passive shield and moderator for the low energy gamma and neutron background and as an active veto for muons and higher energy neutrons. An inner region inside the LVD structure ("LVD Core Facility") can be identified, with a volume of about 30m$^3$, with the neutron background typical of an underground laboratory placed at a much deeper site. This region can be realized with a negligible impact on the LVD operation and sensitive mass. The LVD Core Facility could be effectively exploited by a compact experiment for the search of rare events, such as double beta decay or dark matter.

  19. Mpemba effect and phase transitions in the adiabatic cooling of water before freezing

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    S. Esposito; R. De Risi; L. Somma

    2007-04-11

    An accurate experimental investigation on the Mpemba effect (that is, the freezing of initially hot water before cold one) is carried out, showing that in the adiabatic cooling of water a relevant role is played by supercooling as well as by phase transitions taking place at 6 +/- 1 oC, 3.5 +/- 0.5 oC and 1.3 +/- 0.6 oC, respectively. The last transition, occurring with a non negligible probability of 0.21, has not been detected earlier. Supported by the experimental results achieved, a thorough theoretical analysis of supercooling and such phase transitions, which are interpreted in terms of different ordering of clusters of molecules in water, is given.

  20. Analog Noise Reduction in Enzymatic Logic Gates

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    Dmitriy Melnikov; Guinevere Strack; Marcos Pita; Vladimir Privman; Evgeny Katz

    2009-05-17

    In this work we demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically that the analog noise generation by a single enzymatic logic gate can be dramatically reduced to yield gate operation with virtually no input noise amplification. This is achieved by exploiting the enzyme's specificity when using a co-substrate that has a much lower affinity than the primary substrate. Under these conditions, we obtain a negligible increase in the noise output from the logic gate as compared to the input noise level. Experimental realizations of the AND logic gate with the enzyme horseradish peroxidase using hydrogen peroxide and two different co-substrates, 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) and ferrocyanide, with vastly different rate constants confirmed our general theoretical conclusions.

  1. Lepton-mediated electroweak baryogenesis

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    Chung, Daniel J. H.; Garbrecht, Bjorn [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706-1390 (United States); Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706-1390 (United States); California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Tulin, Sean [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2010-03-15

    We investigate the impact of the tau and bottom Yukawa couplings on the transport dynamics for electroweak baryogenesis in supersymmetric extensions of the standard model. Although it has generally been assumed in the literature that all Yukawa interactions except those involving the top quark are negligible, we find that the tau and bottom Yukawa interaction rates are too fast to be neglected. We identify an illustrative 'lepton-mediated electroweak baryogenesis' scenario in which the baryon asymmetry is induced mainly through the presence of a left-handed leptonic charge. We derive analytic formulas for the computation of the baryon asymmetry that, in light of these effects, are qualitatively different from those in the established literature. In this scenario, for fixed CP-violating phases, the baryon asymmetry has opposite sign compared to that calculated using established formulas.

  2. Surrogate Guderley Test Problem Definition

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    Ramsey, Scott D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shashkov, Mikhail J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-06

    The surrogate Guderley problem (SGP) is a 'spherical shock tube' (or 'spherical driven implosion') designed to ease the notoriously subtle initialization of the true Guderley problem, while still maintaining a high degree of fidelity. In this problem (similar to the Guderley problem), an infinitely strong shock wave forms and converges in one-dimensional (1D) cylindrical or spherical symmetry through a polytropic gas with arbitrary adiabatic index {gamma}, uniform density {rho}{sub 0}, zero velocity, and negligible pre-shock pressure and specific internal energy (SIE). This shock proceeds to focus on the point or axis of symmetry at r = 0 (resulting in ostensibly infinite pressure, velocity, etc.) and reflect back out into the incoming perturbed gas.

  3. A m\\'enage \\`a trois of eV-scale sterile neutrinos, cosmology, and structure formation

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    Dasgupta, Basudeb

    2014-01-01

    We show that sterile neutrinos with masses larger than 1 eV, as motivated by several short-baseline oscillation anomalies, can be consistent with cosmological constraints if they are charged under a hidden sector force mediated by a light boson. In this case, sterile neutrinos experience a large thermal potential that suppresses mixing between active and sterile neutrinos in the early Universe, even if vacuum mixing angles are large. Thus, the abundance of sterile neutrinos in the Universe remains very small, and their impact on Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, on the Cosmic Microwave Background, and on large-scale structure formation is negligible. It is conceivable that the new gauge force also couples to dark matter, possibly ameliorating some of the small-scale structure problems associated with cold dark matter.

  4. Measurement and physical interpretation of the mean motion of turbulent density patterns detected by the BES system on MAST

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    Ghim, Y -c; Dunai, D; Zoletnik, S; Bardoczi, L; Schekochihin, A A

    2012-01-01

    The mean motion of turbulent patterns detected by a two-dimensional (2D) beam emission spectroscopy (BES) diagnostic on the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) is determined using a cross-correlation time delay (CCTD) method. Statistical reliability of the method is studied by means of synthetic data analysis. The experimental measurements on MAST indicate that the apparent mean poloidal motion of the turbulent density patterns in the lab frame arises because the longest correlation direction of the patterns (parallel to the local background magnetic fields) is not parallel to the direction of the fastest mean plasma flows (usually toroidal when strong neutral beam injection is present). The experimental measurements are consistent with the mean motion of plasma being toroidal. The sum of all other contributions (mean poloidal plasma flow, phase velocity of the density patterns in the plasma frame, non-linear effects, etc.) to the apparent mean poloidal velocity of the density patterns is found to be negligible...

  5. Kinetic mix mechanisms in shock-driven inertial confinement fusion implosions

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    Rinderknecht, H. G.; Sio, H.; Li, C. K.; Hoffman, N.; Zylstra, A. B.; Rosenberg, M. J.; Frenje, J. A.; Gatu Johnson, M.; Seguin, F. H.; Petrasso, R. D.; et al

    2014-05-19

    Shock-driven implosions of thin-shell capsules, or ''exploding pushers,'' generate low-density, high-temperature plasmas in which hydrodynamic instability growth is negligible and kinetic effects can play an important role. Data from implosions of thin deuterated-plastic shells with hydroequivalent D3He gas fills ranging from pure deuterium to pure 3He [H. G. Rinderknecht et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 135001 (2014)] were obtained to evaluate non-hydrodynamic fuel-shell mix mechanisms. Simulations of the experiments including reduced ion kinetic models support ion diffusion as an explanation for these data. Several additional kinetic mechanisms are investigated and compared to the data to determine which are important inmore »the experiments. Shock acceleration of shell deuterons is estimated to introduce mix less than or comparable to the amount required to explain the data. Beam-target mechanisms are found to produce yields at most an order of magnitude less than the observations« less

  6. Analysis of core damage frequency due to external events at the DOE (Department of Energy) N-Reactor

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    Lambright, J.A.; Bohn, M.P.; Daniel, S.L. ); Baxter, J.T. ); Johnson, J.J.; Ravindra, M.K.; Hashimoto, P.O.; Mraz, M.J.; Tong, W.H.; Conoscente, J.P. ); Brosseau, D.A. )

    1990-11-01

    A complete external events probabilistic risk assessment has been performed for the N-Reactor power plant, making full use of all insights gained during the past ten years' developments in risk assessment methodologies. A detailed screening analysis was performed which showed that all external events had negligible contribution to core damage frequency except fires, seismic events, and external flooding. A limited scope analysis of the external flooding risk indicated that it is not a major risk contributor. Detailed analyses of the fire and seismic risks resulted in total (mean) core damage frequencies of 1.96E-5 and 4.60E-05 per reactor year, respectively. Detailed uncertainty analyses were performed for both fire and seismic risks. These results show that the core damage frequency profile for these events is comparable to that found for existing commercial power plants if proposed fixes are completed as part of the restart program. 108 refs., 85 figs., 80 tabs.

  7. Wall Adhesion and Constitutive Modelling of Strong Colloidal Gels

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    Daniel R. Lester; Richard Buscall; Anthony D. Stickland; Peter J. Scales

    2014-06-24

    Wall adhesion effects during batch sedimentation of strongly flocculated colloidal gels are commonly assumed to be negligible. In this study in-situ measurements of colloidal gel rheology and solids volume fraction distribution suggest the contrary, where significant wall adhesion effects are observed in a 110mm diameter settling column. We develop and validate a mathematical model for the equilibrium stress state in the presence of wall adhesion under both viscoplastic and viscoelastic constitutive models. These formulations highlight fundamental issues regarding the constitutive modeling of colloidal gels, specifically the relative utility and validity of viscoplastic and viscoelastic rheological models under arbitrary tensorial loadings. The developed model is validated against experimental data, which points toward a novel method to estimate the shear and compressive yield strength of strongly flocculated colloidal gels from a series of equilibrium solids volume fraction profiles over various column widths.

  8. Hybrid Inflation Exit through Tunneling

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    Bjorn Garbrecht; Thomas Konstandin

    2006-10-24

    For hybrid inflationary potentials, we derive the tunneling rate from field configurations along the flat direction towards the waterfall regime. This process competes with the classically rolling evolution of the scalar fields and needs to be strongly subdominant for phenomenologically viable models. Tunneling may exclude models with a mass scale below 10^12 GeV, but can be suppressed by small values of the coupling constants. We find that tunneling is negligible for those models, which do not require fine tuning in order to cancel radiative corrections, in particular for GUT-scale SUSY inflation. In contrast, electroweak scale hybrid inflation is not viable, unless the inflaton-waterfall field coupling is smaller than approximately 10^-11.

  9. Thermal concentrator homogenized with solar-shaped mantle

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    Petiteau, David; Bellieud, Michel; Zerrad, Myriam; Amra, Claude

    2015-01-01

    We propose solar-shaped thermal concentrators designed with orthoradial layers and obtained in practice through the homogenization of an ideal thermal concentrator. Considering the spectral regime of the heat equation, we quantitatively evaluate at different pulsations the effectiveness of the homogenized concentrators by comparing the thermal flux existing in an ideal concentrator and the thermal flux in an homogenized concentrator. Dependence on the pulsation is shown to be negligible and plotting the effectiveness of the homogenized concentrators as a function of the number of orthoradial layers $N$, we determine the number of layers needed to achieve a certain effectiveness. Significantly high numbers $N$(ranging from a hundred to tens of thousands layers) are found highlighting the fact that achieving high effectiveness demands a high level of engineering of the homogenized concentrator.

  10. Galvanic corrosion of aluminum-matrix composites. Technical report No. 2, 1 Mar-31 Dec 90

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    Hihara, L.H.; Latanision, R.M.

    1991-02-01

    Galvanic-corrosion rates of Al-matrix composites were high in aerated chloride-containing solutions. Oxygen reduction was found to be the primary cathodic reaction. Aluminum corroded by pitting. The type of noble constituent (i.e., graphite, SiC, or TiB{sub 2}) also affected galvanic-corrosion rates. For example, results indicated that the galvanic-corrosion rate of Al should be about 30 times greater when coupled to graphite than when coupled to SiC or TiB{sub 2}. In dearated solutions, galvanic corrosion was negligible even if chlorides were present. The galvanic-corrosion rates were determined using the zero-resistance ammeter technique and from potentiodynamic polarization diagrams of ultrapure Al, 6061-T6 Al, graphite fiber, SiC, TiB2, and a commercial graphite fiber/6061-T6 Al metal-matrix composite.

  11. Optoelectronic and low temperature thermoelectric studies on nanostructured thin films of silver gallium selenide

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    Jacob, Rajani, E-mail: reenatara@rediffmail.com; Philip, Rachel Reena, E-mail: reenatara@rediffmail.com; Nazer, Sheeba, E-mail: reenatara@rediffmail.com; Abraham, Anitha, E-mail: reenatara@rediffmail.com; Nair, Sinitha B., E-mail: reenatara@rediffmail.com [Thin film research lab, U.C. College, Aluva, Kerala (India); Pradeep, B.; Urmila, K. S. [Solid State Physics Laboratory, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin (India); Okram, G. S. [UGC-DAE CSR, Khandwa Road, Indore-452 001, Madhya Pradesh (India)

    2014-01-28

    Polycrystalline thin films of silver gallium selenide were deposited on ultrasonically cleaned soda lime glass substrates by multi-source vacuum co-evaporation technique. The structural analysis done by X-ray diffraction ascertained the formation of nano structured tetragonal chalcopyrite thin films. The compound formation was confirmed by X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy. Atomic force microscopic technique has been used for surface morphological analysis. Direct allowed band gap ?1.78eV with high absorption coefficient ?10{sup 6}/m was estimated from absorbance spectra. Low temperature thermoelectric effects has been investigated in the temperature range 80–330K which manifested an unusual increase in Seebeck coefficient with negligible phonon drag toward the very low and room temperature regime. The electrical resistivity of these n-type films was assessed to be ?2.6?m and the films showed good photo response.

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

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

    2006-02-09

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

  13. Mushy-zone model with an exact solution

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    Solomon, A. D.; Wilson, D. G.; Alexiades, V.

    1982-04-01

    In this paper we propose a very simple model of a mushy zone which admits of an explicit solution. To our knowledge, it is the only instance where an actual observation of the mushy zone width and structure is used as a partial basis for the model definition. The model rests upon two unknown parameters. The first determines the relation between the equilibrium temperature gradient and the mushy zone width. The second depends upon the dendritic structure in the mushy zone, and is related to the solid fraction. Both can be estimated from experiments. We will limit ourselves to defining the model, presenting its closed form solution, and giving tables from which the solution can be found explicitly. It is shown that in most cases the predicted mushy zone is of very negligible importance.

  14. Accelerated high-temperature tests with spent PWR and BWR fuel rods under dry storage conditions

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    Porsch, G.; Fleisch, J.; Heits, B.

    1986-09-01

    Accelerated high-temperature tests on 25 intact pressurized water and boiling water reactor rods were conducted for more than 16 months at 400, 430, and 450/sup 0/C in a helium gas atmosphere. The pretest characterized rods were examined by nondestructive methods after each of the three test cycles. No cladding breaches occurred and the creep deformation remained below 1%, which was in good agreement with model calculations. The test atmospheres were analyzed for /sup 85/Kr and tritium. The /sup 85/Kr concentrations were negligible and the tritium release agreed with the theoretical predictions. It can be concluded that for Zircaloy-clad fuel, cladding temperatures up to 450/sup 0/C are acceptable for dry storage in inert cover gases.

  15. Kinetics of Fe(III)*EDTA reduction by ascorbic acid

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    Li, W.; Harkness, J.B.L.; Mendelsohn, M.H.

    1992-12-01

    The kinetics of the reduction of ferric chelate by ascorbic acid have been determined at a typical flue-gas scrubber-system operating temperature ({approximately}55{degrees}C). The ascorbic acid reaction has the same reduction rate expression as the reduction by bisulfite ions, namely, first order with respect to the concentrations of both Fe(III)*EDTA and monoionic species of ascorbic acid. The reaction rate isnegative first order with respect to Fe(II)*EDTA concentration. In the pH range of 6--8, reduction of the hydrolyzed form of the metal chelate compound was negligible. The rate constant for the ascorbic acid reduction reaction is almost 400 times larger than that for the bisulfite reduction reaction under the same reaction conditions. There was no contribution associated with the nonionized form of ascorbic acid.

  16. Kinetics of Fe(III)*EDTA reduction by ascorbic acid

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    Li, W.; Harkness, J.B.L.; Mendelsohn, M.H.

    1992-01-01

    The kinetics of the reduction of ferric chelate by ascorbic acid have been determined at a typical flue-gas scrubber-system operating temperature ([approximately]55[degrees]C). The ascorbic acid reaction has the same reduction rate expression as the reduction by bisulfite ions, namely, first order with respect to the concentrations of both Fe(III)*EDTA and monoionic species of ascorbic acid. The reaction rate isnegative first order with respect to Fe(II)*EDTA concentration. In the pH range of 6--8, reduction of the hydrolyzed form of the metal chelate compound was negligible. The rate constant for the ascorbic acid reduction reaction is almost 400 times larger than that for the bisulfite reduction reaction under the same reaction conditions. There was no contribution associated with the nonionized form of ascorbic acid.

  17. Minimal Inflation

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    Luis Alvarez-Gaume; Cesar Gomez; Raul Jimenez

    2009-12-30

    Using the universal X superfield that measures in the UV the violation of conformal invariance we build up a model of multifield inflation. The underlying dynamics is the one controlling the natural flow of this field in the IR to the Goldstino superfield once SUSY is broken. We show that flat directions satisfying the slow roll conditions exist only if R-symmetry is broken. Naturalness of our model leads to scales of SUSY breaking of the order of 10^{11-13} Gev, a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of the initial perturbations and negligible gravitational waves. We obtain that the inflaton field is lighter than the gravitino by an amount determined by the slow roll parameter eta. The existence of slow-roll conditions is directly linked to the values of supersymmetry and R-symmetry breaking scales. We make cosmological predictions of our model and compare them to current data.

  18. Internal dissipation and heat leaks in quantum thermodynamic cycles

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    Luis A. Correa; José P. Palao; Daniel Alonso

    2015-09-11

    The direction of the steady-state heat currents across a generic quantum system connected to multiple baths may be engineered so as to realize virtually any thermodynamic cycle. In spite of their versatility such continuous energy-conversion systems are generally unable to operate at maximum efficiency due to non-negligible sources of irreversible entropy production. In this paper we introduce a minimal model of irreversible absorption chiller. We identify and characterize the different mechanisms responsible for its irreversibility, namely heat leaks and internal dissipation, and gauge their relative impact in the overall cooling performance. We also propose reservoir engineering techniques to minimize these detrimental effects. Finally, by looking into a known three-qubit embodiment of the absorption cooling cycle, we illustrate how our simple model may help to pinpoint the different sources of irreversibility naturally arising in more complex practical heat devices.

  19. Quantum Averages of Weak Values

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    Yakir Aharonov; Alonso Botero

    2005-08-23

    We re-examine the status of the weak value of a quantum mechanical observable as an objective physical concept, addressing its physical interpretation and general domain of applicability. We show that the weak value can be regarded as a \\emph{definite} mechanical effect on a measuring probe specifically designed to minimize the back-reaction on the measured system. We then present a new framework for general measurement conditions (where the back-reaction on the system may not be negligible) in which the measurement outcomes can still be interpreted as \\emph{quantum averages of weak values}. We show that in the classical limit, there is a direct correspondence between quantum averages of weak values and posterior expectation values of classical dynamical properties according to the classical inference framework.

  20. Post-processing of polymer foam tissue scaffolds with high power ultrasound: a route to increased pore interconnectivity, pore size and fluid transport

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    N J Watson; R K Johal; Y Reinwald; L J White; A M Ghaemmaghami; S P Morgan; F R A J Rose; M J W Povey; N G Parker

    2013-02-18

    We expose thick polymer foam tissue scaffolds to high power ultrasound and study its effect on the openness of the pore architecture and fluid transport through the scaffold. Our analysis is supported by measurements of fluid uptake during insonification and imaging of the scaffold microstructure via x-ray computed tomography, scanning electron microscopy and acoustic microscopy. The ultrasonic treatment is found to increase the mean pore size by over 10%. More striking is the improvement in fluid uptake: for scaffolds with only 40% water uptake via standard immersion techniques, we can routinely achieve full saturation of the scaffold over approximately one hour of exposure. These desirable modifications occur with no loss of scaffold integrity and negligible mass loss, and are optimized when the ultrasound treatment is coupled to a pre-wetting stage with ethanol. Our findings suggest that high power ultrasound is a highly targetted and efficient means to promote pore interconnectivity and fluid transport in thick foam tissue scaffolds.

  1. Heating and Ionization of the Primordial Intergalactic Medium by High Mass X-ray Binaries

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    Knevitt, Gillian; Power, Chris; Bolton, James

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the influence of High Mass X-ray Binaries on their high redshift environments. Using a one-dimensional radiative transfer code, we predict the ionization and temperature profiles surrounding a coeval stellar population, composed of main sequence stars and HMXBs, at various times after its formation. We consider both uniform density surroundings, and a cluster embedded in a 10^8 solar mass NFW halo. HMXBs in a constant density environment produce negligible enhanced ionization because of their high-energy SEDs and short lifetimes. In this case, HMXBs only marginally contribute to the local heating rate. For NFW profiles, radiation from main sequence stars cannot prevent the initially ionized volume from recombining since it is unable to penetrate the high density galactic core. However, HMXB photons stall recombinations behind the front, keeping it partially ionized for longer. The increased electron density in these partially ionized regions promotes further cooling, resulting in lower IGM temp...

  2. The ATLAS Event Service: A New Approach to Event Processing

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    Calafiura, Paolo; The ATLAS collaboration; Guan, Wen; Maeno, Tadashi; Nilsson, Paul; Oleynik, Danila; Panitkin, Sergey; Tsulaia, Vakhtang; van Gemmeren, Peter; Wenaus, Torre

    2015-01-01

    The ATLAS Event Service (ES) implements a new fine grained approach to HEP event processing, designed to be agile and efficient in exploiting transient, short-lived resources such as HPC hole-filling, spot market commercial clouds, and volunteer computing. Input and output control and data flows, bookkeeping, monitoring, and data storage are all managed at the event level in an implementation capable of supporting ATLAS-scale distributed processing throughputs (about 4M CPU-hours/day). Input data flows utilize remote data repositories with no data locality or pre­staging requirements, minimizing the use of costly storage in favor of strongly leveraging powerful networks. Object stores provide a highly scalable means of remotely storing the quasi-continuous, fine grained outputs that give ES based applications a very light data footprint on a processing resource, and ensure negligible losses should the resource suddenly vanish. We will describe the motivations for the ES system, its unique features and capabi...

  3. Extension of a suspended soap film: A homogeneous dilatation followed by new film extraction

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    Jacopo Seiwert; Martin Monloubou; Benjamin Dollet; Isabelle Cantat

    2013-09-10

    Liquid foams are widely used in industry for their high effective viscosity, whose local origin is still unclear. This Letter presents new results on the extension of a suspended soap film, in a configuration mimicking the elementary deformation occurring during foam shearing. We evidence a surprising two-step evolution: the film first extends homogeneously, then its extension stops, and a new thicker film is extracted from the meniscus. The second step is independent of the nature of the surfactant solution, whereas the initial extension is only observed for surfactant solutions with negligible dilatational moduli. We predict this complex behavior using a model based on Frankel's theory and on interface rigidification induced by confinement.

  4. Absence of exchange interaction between localized magnetic moments and conduction-electrons in diluted Er{sup 3+} gold-nanoparticles

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    Lesseux, G. G. Urbano, R. R.; Iwamoto, W.; García-Flores, A. F.; Rettori, C.

    2014-05-07

    The Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) of diluted Er{sup 3+} magnetic ions in Au nanoparticles (NPs) is reported. The NPs were synthesized by reducing chloro triphenyl-phosphine gold(I) and erbium(III) trifluoroacetate. The Er{sup 3+} g-value along with the observed hyperfine splitting indicate that the Er{sup 3+} impurities are in a local cubic symmetry. Furthermore, the Er{sup 3+} ESR spectra show that the exchange interaction between the 4f and the conduction electrons (ce) is absent or negligible in Au{sub 1–x}Er{sub x} NPs, in contrast to the ESR results in bulk Au{sub 1–x}Er{sub x}. Therefore, the nature of this interaction needs to be reexamined at the nano scale range.

  5. Third-order nonlinear optical response of colloidal gold nanoparticles prepared by sputtering deposition

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    Castro, Hemerson P. S.; Alencar, Márcio A. R. C.; Hickmann, Jandir M.; Wender, Heberton; Department of Physics, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, 79070-900, Campo Grande ; Teixeira, Sergio R.; Dupont, Jairton

    2013-11-14

    The nonlinear optical responses of gold nanoparticles dispersed in castor oil produced by sputtering deposition were investigated, using the thermally managed Z-scan technique. Particles with spherical shape and 2.6 nm of average diameter were obtained and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering. This colloid was highly stable, without the presence of chemical impurities, neither stabilizers. It was observed that this system presents a large refractive third-order nonlinear response and a negligible nonlinear absorption. Moreover, the evaluation of the all-optical switching figures of merit demonstrated that the colloidal nanoparticles prepared by sputtering deposition have a good potential for the development of ultrafast photonic devices.

  6. Two-neutron stripping in ({sup 18}O, {sup 16}O) and (t,p) reactions

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    Cavallaro, M.; Agodi, A.; Carbone, D.; Cunsolo, A.; Bondì, M.; Cappuzzello, F.; Nicolosi, D.; Tropea, S.; Borello-Lewin, T.; Rodrigues, M. R. D.; De Napoli, M.; Garcia, V. N.

    2014-11-11

    The {sup 12}C({sup 18}O,{sup 16}O){sup 14}C reactions has been investigated at 84 MeV incident energy. The charged ejectiles produced in the reaction have been momentum analyzed and identified by the MAGNEX magnetic spectrometer. Q-value spectra have been extracted with an energy resolution of 160 keV (Full Width at Half Maximum) and several known bound and resonant states of {sup 14}C have been identified up to 15 MeV. In particular, excited states with dominant 2p - 4h configuration are the most populated. The absolute values of the cross sections have been extracted showing a striking similarity with those measured for the same transitions by (t,p) reactions. This indicates that the effect of the {sup 16}O core is negligible in the reaction mechanism.

  7. Kinetic mix mechanisms in shock-driven inertial confinement fusion implosions

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    Rinderknecht, H. G.; Sio, H.; Li, C. K.; Zylstra, A. B.; Rosenberg, M. J.; Frenje, J. A.; Gatu Johnson, M.; Séguin, F. H.; Petrasso, R. D. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)] [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Hoffman, N.; Kagan, G.; Molvig, K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Betti, R.; Yu Glebov, V.; Meyerhofer, D. D.; Sangster, T. C.; Seka, W.; Stoeckl, C. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)] [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); Bellei, C.; Amendt, P. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); and others

    2014-05-15

    Shock-driven implosions of thin-shell capsules, or “exploding pushers,” generate low-density, high-temperature plasmas in which hydrodynamic instability growth is negligible and kinetic effects can play an important role. Data from implosions of thin deuterated-plastic shells with hydroequivalent D{sup 3}He gas fills ranging from pure deuterium to pure {sup 3}He [H. G. Rinderknecht et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 135001 (2014)] were obtained to evaluate non-hydrodynamic fuel-shell mix mechanisms. Simulations of the experiments including reduced ion kinetic models support ion diffusion as an explanation for these data. Several additional kinetic mechanisms are investigated and compared to the data to determine which are important in the experiments. Shock acceleration of shell deuterons is estimated to introduce mix less than or comparable to the amount required to explain the data. Beam-target mechanisms are found to produce yields at most an order of magnitude less than the observations.

  8. Predictions of the poloidal asymmetries and transport frequencies in KSTAR

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    Bae, C., E-mail: cbae@nfri.re.kr; Lee, S. G.; Terzolo, L. [National Fusion Research Institute, Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Fusion Research Institute, Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Stacey, W. M. [Fusion Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)] [Fusion Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)

    2014-01-15

    The extended neoclassical rotation theory formulated in Miller flux surface geometry enables unprecedented neoclassical calculations of the poloidal asymmetries in density, rotation velocities, electrostatic potential along the flux surfaces, and of the inertial (Reynolds stress) and gyroviscous transport frequencies, which are strong functions of these asymmetries. This paper presents such calculations of the poloidal asymmetries and non-negligible inertial and gyroviscous transport frequencies in two KSTAR (Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research) [Kwon et al., Nucl. Fusion 51, 094006 (2011)] Neutral Beam Injection H-mode discharges. The in-out asymmetries in the velocities are an order of magnitude larger than their up-down asymmetries. The magnitudes of the predicted inertial and gyroviscous transport frequencies depend on the magnitudes of the density and velocity asymmetries. The neoclassically predicted density asymmetries are shown to correspond with the reported measurements in tokamaks and the predicted carbon toroidal velocities agree very well with the measurements in KSTAR.

  9. The Dependence of the Oxidation Enhancement of InP(100) Surface on the Coverage of the Adsorbed Cs

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    Sun, Yun

    2010-06-07

    We report the oxidation of the InP(100) surface promoted by adsorbed Cs by synchrotron radiation photoemission. Oxygen exposure causes reduction of the charge transferred to the InP substrate from Cs and the growth of indium oxide and phosphorous oxide. The oxide growth displays a clear dependence on the Cs coverage. The oxidation of phosphorous is negligible up to 1000 L of O{sub 2} exposure when the Cs coverage is less than half a monolayer (ML), but the formation of the second half monolayer of Cs greatly accelerates the oxidation. This different enhancement of the InP oxidation by the first and the second half monolayer of Cs is due to the double layer structure of the adsorbed Cs atoms, and consequently the higher 6s electron density in the Cs atoms when Cs coverage is larger than 0.5 ML.

  10. On how nanomechanical systems can minimize dissipation

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    Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi; Kay Schwieger

    2014-11-26

    Information processing machines at the nanoscales are unavoidably affected by thermal fluctuations. Efficient design requires understanding how nanomachines can operate at minimal energy dissipation. In this letter we focus on mechanical systems controlled by smoothly varying potential forces. We show that optimal control equations come about in a natural way if the energy cost to manipulate the potential is taken into account. When such cost becomes negligible, the optimal control strategy can be constructed by transparent geometrical methods and recovers the solution of optimal mass transport equations in the overdamped limit. Our equations are equivalent to hierarchies of kinetic equations of a form well-known in the theory of dilute gases. From our results, optimal strategies for energy efficient nanosystems may be devised

  11. Exact correspondence between classical and Dirac-Pauli spinors in the weak-field limit of static and homogeneous electromagnetic fields

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    Dah-Wei Chiou; Tsung-Wei Chen

    2015-04-14

    It has long been speculated that the Dirac or, more generally, the Dirac-Pauli spinor in the Foldy-Wouthuysen (FW) representation should behave like a classical relativistic spinor in the low-energy limit when the particle-antiparticle interaction is negligible. In the weak-field limit of static and homogeneous electromagnetic fields, we rigorously prove, by applying Kutzelnigg's method inductively on the orders of $1/c$ in the power series, that it is indeed the case: the FW transformation of the Dirac-Pauli Hamiltonian is in full agreement with the classical counterpart, which is the sum of the orbital Hamiltonian for the Lorentz force equation and the spin Hamiltonian for the Thomas-Bargmann-Michel-Telegdi equation.

  12. Tempus Fugit: The Impact of Time in Knowledge Mobilization Networks

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    Rad, Amir Afrasiabi; Gaudet, Joanne

    2015-01-01

    The temporal component of social networks is often neglected in their analysis, and statistical measures are typically performed on a "static" representation of the network. As a result, measures of importance (like betweenness centrality) cannot reveal any temporal role of the entities involved. Our goal is to start filling this limitation by proposing a form of temporal betweenness measure, and by using it to analyse a knowledge mobilization network. We show that this measure, which takes time explicitly into account, allows us to detect centrality roles that were completely hidden in the classical statistical analysis. In particular, we uncover nodes whose static centrality was considered negligible, but whose temporal role is instead important to accelerate mobilization flow in the network. We also observe the reverse behaviour by detecting nodes with high static centrality, whose role as temporal bridges is instead very low. By revealing important temporal roles, this study is a first step towards a bett...

  13. A Scintillating Fiber Dosimeter for Radiology and Brachytherapy with photodiode readout

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    Rêgo, Florbela; Abreu, Maria da Conceição

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: For more than a decade that plastic optical fiber based dosimeters have been developed for medical applications. The feasibility of dosimeters using optical fibers that are almost Cherenkov light free has been demonstrated in some prototypes, particularly suitable for photon high-energy beams. In the energy range up to a few hundred keV, where the production of Cherenkov light by secondary electrons is negligible or small, the largest source of background are the fluorescence mechanisms. Methods: In recent years our group has developed an optical fiber dosimeter with photodiode readout named DosFib, which has small energy dependence in the range below 100 keV relevant for radiology. Photodiodes are robust photodetectors, presenting good stability over time and enough sensitivity to allow the use of an electrometer as a measuring device without extra electronics. Results: In-vitro tests using a High Dose Rate 192Ir source have demonstrated its suitability for brachytherapy applications using this impo...

  14. Coherent motion of stereocilia assures the concerted gating of hair-cell transduction channels

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    Andrei S. Kozlov; Thomas Risler; A. J. Hudspeth

    2009-02-16

    The hair cell's mechanoreceptive organelle, the hair bundle, is highly sensitive because its transduction channels open over a very narrow range of displacements. The synchronous gating of transduction channels also underlies the active hair-bundle motility that amplifies and tunes responsiveness. The extent to which the gating of independent transduction channels is coordinated depends on how tightly individual stereocilia are constrained to move as a unit. Using dual-beam interferometry in the bullfrog's sacculus, we found that thermal movements of stereocilia located as far apart as a bundle's opposite edges display high coherence and negligible phase lag. Because the mechanical degrees of freedom of stereocilia are strongly constrained, a force applied anywhere in the hair bundle deflects the structure as a unit. This feature assures the concerted gating of transduction channels that maximizes the sensitivity of mechanoelectrical transduction and enhances the hair bundle's capacity to amplify its inputs.

  15. Detection and imaging of the oxygen deficiency in single crystalline YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} thin films using a scanning positron beam

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    Reiner, M.; Gigl, T.; Hugenschmidt, C.; Jany, R.; Hammerl, G.

    2015-03-16

    Single crystalline YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} (YBCO) thin films were grown by pulsed laser deposition in order to probe the oxygen deficiency ? using a mono-energetic positron beam. The sample set covered a large range of ? (0.191?negligible influence of potentially present Ba or Cu vacancies to the found correlation. Moreover, scanning with the positron beam allowed us to analyze the spatial variation of ?, which was found to fluctuate with a standard deviation of up to 0.079(5) within a single YBCO film.

  16. A Metallicity Recipe for Rocky Planets

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    Dawson, Rebekah I; Lee, Eve J

    2015-01-01

    Planets with sizes between those of Earth and Neptune divide into two populations: purely rocky bodies whose atmospheres contribute negligibly to their sizes, and larger gas-enveloped planets possessing voluminous and optically thick atmospheres. We show that whether a planet forms rocky or gas-enveloped depends on the solid surface density of its parent disk. Assembly times for rocky cores are sensitive to disk solid surface density. Lower surface densities spawn smaller planetary embryos; to assemble a core of given mass, smaller embryos require more mergers between bodies farther apart and therefore exponentially longer formation times. Gas accretion simulations yield a rule of thumb that a rocky core must be at least 2$M_\\oplus$ before it can acquire a volumetrically significant atmosphere from its parent nebula. In disks of low solid surface density, cores of such mass appear only after the gas disk has dissipated, and so remain purely rocky. Higher surface density disks breed massive cores more quickly,...

  17. Finite-size effect on two-particle production in continuous and discrete spectrum

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    Richard Lednicky

    2008-10-22

    The formalism allowing one to account for the effect of a finite space-time extent of particle production region is given. Its applications to the lifetime measurement of hadronic atoms produced by a high-energy beam in a thin target, as well as to the femtoscopy techniques widely used to measure space-time characteristics of the production processes, are discussed. Particularly, it is found that the neglect of the finite-size effect on the pionium lifetime measurement in the experiment DIRAC at CERN could lead to the lifetime overestimation comparable with the 10% statistical error. The theoretical systematic errors arising in the calculation of the finite-size effect due to the neglect of non-equal emission times in the pair center-of-mass system, the space-time coherence and the residual charge are shown to be negligible.

  18. Axions: Bose Einstein Condensate or Classical Field?

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    Sacha Davidson

    2014-12-20

    The axion is a motivated dark matter candidate, so it would be interesting to find features in Large Scale Structures specific to axion dark matter. Such features were proposed for a Bose Einstein condensate of axions, leading to confusion in the literature (to which I contributed) about whether axions condense due to their gravitational interactions. This note argues that the Bose Einstein condensation of axions is a red herring: the axion dark matter produced by the misalignment mechanism is already a classical field, which has the distinctive features attributed to the axion condensate (BE condensates are described as classical fields). This note also estimates that the rate at which axion particles condense to the field, or the field evaporates to particles, is negligeable.

  19. Radiation pressure efficiency measurements of nanoparticle coated microspheres

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    Kim, Soo Y.; Taylor, Joseph D.; Ladouceur, Harold D.; Hart, Sean J.; Terray, Alex

    2013-12-02

    Experimental measurements of the radiation pressure efficiency (Q{sub pr}) for several microparticles have been compared to theoretical calculations extrapolated from the Bohren-Huffman code for Mie scattering of coated particles. An increased shift of the Q{sub pr} parameter was observed for 2??m SiO{sub 2} core particles coated with nanoparticles of higher refractive indices. Coatings of 14?nm melamine particles were found to increase the Q{sub pr} parameter 135 times over similar coatings using SiO{sub 2} particles of the same size. While a coating of 100?nm polystyrene particles also showed a significant increase, they did not agree well with theoretical values. It is hypothesized that other factors such as increased scatter, drag, and finite coating coverage are no longer negligible for coatings using nanoparticles in this size regime.

  20. Measurement of tool forces in diamond turning

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    Drescher, J.; Dow, T.A.

    1988-12-01

    A dynamometer has been designed and built to measure forces in diamond turning. The design includes a 3-component, piezoelectric transducer. Initial experiments with this dynamometer system included verification of its predicted dynamic characteristics as well as a detailed study of cutting parameters. Many cutting experiments have been conducted on OFHC Copper and 6061-T6 Aluminum. Tests have involved investigation of velocity effects, and the effects of depth and feedrate on tool forces. Velocity has been determined to have negligible effects between 4 and 21 m/s. Forces generally increase with increasing depth of cut. Increasing feedrate does not necessarily lead to higher forces. Results suggest that a simple model may not be sufficient to describe the forces produced in the diamond turning process.

  1. Modeling the strangeness content of hadronic matter

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    G. Toledo Sanchez; J. Piekarewicz

    2001-09-06

    The strangeness content of hadronic matter is studied in a string-flip model that reproduces various aspects of the QCD-inspired phenomenology, such as quark clustering at low density and color deconfinement at high density, while avoiding long range van der Waals forces. Hadronic matter is modeled in terms of its quark constituents by taking into account its internal flavor (u,d,s) and color (red, blue, green) degrees of freedom. Variational Monte-Carlo simulations in three spatial dimensions are performed for the ground-state energy of the system. The onset of the transition to strange matter is found to be influenced by weak, yet not negligible, clustering correlations. The phase diagram of the system displays an interesting structure containing both continuous and discontinuous phase transitions. Strange matter is found to be absolutely stable in the model.

  2. High-resolution single-shot spectral monitoring of hard x-ray free-electron laser radiation

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    Makita, M.; Karvinen, P.; Zhu, D.; Juranic, P. N.; Grünert, J.; Cartier, S.; Jungmann-Smith, J. H.; Lemke, H. T.; Mozzanica, A.; Nelson, S.; et al

    2015-10-16

    We have developed an on-line spectrometer for hard x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) radiation based on a nanostructured diamond diffraction grating and a bent crystal analyzer. Our method provides high spectral resolution, interferes negligibly with the XFEL beam, and can withstand the intense hard x-ray pulses at high repetition rates of >100 Hz. The spectrometer is capable of providing shot-to-shot spectral information for the normalization of data obtained in scientific experiments and optimization of the accelerator operation parameters. We have demonstrated these capabilities of the setup at the Linac Coherent Light Source, in self-amplified spontaneous emission mode at full energy ofmore »>1 mJ with a 120 Hz repetition rate, obtaining a resolving power of ?/?? > 3 × 104. In conclusion, the device was also used to monitor the effects of pulse duration down to 8 fs by analysis of the spectral spike width.« less

  3. On QCD analysis of stucture function $F_2^?$ in alternative approach

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    Jiri Hejbal

    2008-11-14

    The alternative approach to QCD analysis of the photon structure function $F_2^{\\gamma}$ is presented. It differs from the conventional one by the presence of the terms which in conventional approach appear in higher orders. We show that this difference concerns also the photonic parton distribution functions. In the alternative approach, the complete LO analysis of $F_2^{\\gamma}$ can be performed as all required quantities are known. At the NLO, however, one of the coefficient function is so far not available and thus only the photonic parton distribution function can be computed and compared to those of standard approach. We discuss the numerical difference of these approaches at the LO and the NLO approximation and show that in case of $F_2^{\\gamma}$ this difference is non-negligible and may play an important role in the analysis on photon data of the future experiments.

  4. Interferometric Tests of Planckian Quantum Geometry Models

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    Ohkyung Kwon; Craig J. Hogan

    2015-10-01

    The effect of Planck scale quantum geometrical effects on measurements with interferometers is estimated with standard physics, and with a variety of proposed extensions. It is shown that effects are negligible in standard field theory with canonically quantized gravity. Statistical noise levels are estimated in a variety of proposals for non-standard metric fluctuations, and these alternatives are constrained using upper bounds on stochastic metric fluctuations from LIGO. Idealized models of several interferometer system architectures are used to predict signal noise spectra in a quantum geometry that cannot be described by a fluctuating metric, in which position noise arises from holographic bounds on directional information. Predictions in this case are shown to be close to current and projected experimental bounds.

  5. Line-focus solar central power system, phase I. Subsystem experiment: receiver heat transfer

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    Slemmons, A J

    1980-04-01

    Wind-tunnel tests confirmed that heat losses due to natural convection are negligible in the line-focus, solar-powered receiver. Anomalies in the forced-convection tests prevented definitive conclusions regarding the more important forced convection. Flow-visualization tests using a water table show much lower velocities inside the receiver cavity than outside, supporting the supposition that the forced-heat transfer should be less than that from a standard exposed cylinder. Furthermore, the water-table tests showed ways to decrease the low velocities in the cavity should this be desired. Further wind-tunnel testing should be done to confirm estimates and to support advanced design. This testing can be done in standard wind tunnels since only the forced convection is of concern.

  6. Accurate calculations of the WIMP halo around the Sun and prospects for gamma ray detection

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    Sofia Sivertsson; Joakim Edsjö

    2009-03-04

    Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) can be captured by heavenly objects, like the Sun. Under the process of being captured by the Sun, they will build up a population of WIMPs around it, that will eventually sink to the core of the Sun. It has been argued with simpler estimates before that this halo of WIMPs around the Sun could be a strong enough gamma ray source to be a detectable signature for WIMP dark matter. We here revisit the problem using detailed Monte Carlo simulations and detailed composition and structure information about the Sun to estimate the size of the gamma ray flux. Compared to earlier estimates, we find that the gamma ray flux from WIMP annihilations in the Sun halo would be negligible and no current or planned detectors would even be able to detect this flux.

  7. Evaluation of two-stage system for neutron measurement aiming at increase in count rate at Japan Atomic Energy Agency-Fusion Neutronics Source

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    Shinohara, K., E-mail: shinohara.koji@jaea.go.jp; Ochiai, K.; Sukegawa, A. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan); Ishii, K.; Kitajima, S. [Department of Quantum Science and Energy Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579 (Japan); Baba, M. [Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan); Sasao, M. [Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University, Kyoto 602-8580 (Japan)

    2014-11-15

    In order to increase the count rate capability of a neutron detection system as a whole, we propose a multi-stage neutron detection system. Experiments to test the effectiveness of this concept were carried out on Fusion Neutronics Source. Comparing four configurations of alignment, it was found that the influence of an anterior stage on a posterior stage was negligible for the pulse height distribution. The two-stage system using 25 mm thickness scintillator was about 1.65 times the count rate capability of a single detector system for d-D neutrons and was about 1.8 times the count rate capability for d-T neutrons. The results suggested that the concept of a multi-stage detection system will work in practice.

  8. Simulation of Electric Field in Semi Insulating Au/CdTe/Au Detector under Flux

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    Franc, J.; James, R.; Grill, R.; Kubat, J.; Belas, E.; Hoschl, P.; Moravec, P.; Praus, P.

    2009-08-02

    We report our simulations on the profile of the electric field in semi insulating CdTe and CdZnTe with Au contacts under radiation flux. The type of the space charge and electric field distribution in the Au/CdTe/Au structure is at high fluxes result of a combined influence of charge formed due to band bending at the electrodes and from photo generated carriers, which are trapped at deep levels. Simultaneous solution of drift-diffusion and Poisson equations is used for the calculation. We show, that the space charge originating from trapped photo-carriers starts to dominate at fluxes 10{sup 15}-10{sup 16}cm{sup -2}s{sup -1}, when the influence of contacts starts to be negligible.

  9. The Role of Primary 16O as a Neutron Poison in AGB stars and Fluorine primary production at Halo Metallicities

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    Gallino, R; Cristallo, S; Straniero, O

    2010-01-01

    The discovery of a historical bug in the s-post-process AGB code obtained so far by the Torino group forced us to reconsider the role of primary 16O in the 13C-pocket, produced by the 13C(a, n)16O reaction, as important neutron poison for the build up of the s-elements at Halo metallicities. The effect is noticeable only for the highest 13C-pocket efficiencies (cases ST*2 and ST). For Galactic disc metallicities, the bug effect is negligible. A comparative analysis of the neutron poison effect of other primary isotopes (12C, 22Ne and its progenies) is presented. The effect of proton captures, by 14N(n, p)14C, boosts a primary production of Fluorine in Halo AGB stars, with [F/Fe] comparable to [C/Fe], without affecting the s-elements production.

  10. NEW LIMITS ON GAMMA-RAY EMISSION FROM GALAXY CLUSTERS

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    Griffin, Rhiannon D.; Dai, Xinyu; Kochanek, Christopher S. E-mail: xdai@ou.edu

    2014-11-01

    Galaxy clusters are predicted to produce ?-rays through cosmic ray interactions and/or dark matter annihilation, potentially detectable by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT). We present a new, independent stacking analysis of Fermi-LAT photon count maps using the 78 richest nearby clusters (z < 0.12) from the Two Micron All Sky Survey cluster catalog. We obtain the lowest limit on the photon flux to date, 2.3 × 10{sup –11} photons cm{sup –2} s{sup –1} (95% confidence) per cluster in the 0.8-100 GeV band, which corresponds to a luminosity limit of 3.5 × 10{sup 44} photons s{sup –1}. We also constrain the emission limits in a range of narrower energy bands. Scaling to recent cosmic ray acceleration and ?-ray emission models, we find that cosmic rays represent a negligible contribution to the intra-cluster energy density and gas pressure.

  11. Cr/sup 3 +/-doped colquiriite solid state laser material

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    Payne, S.A.; Chase, L.L.; Newkirk, H.W.; Krupke, W.F.

    1988-03-31

    Chromium doped colquiriite, LiCaAlF/sub 6/:Cr/sup 3 +/, is useful as a tunable laser crystal that has a high intrinsic slope efficiency, comparable to or exceeding that of alexandrite, the current leading performer of vibronic sideband Cr/sup 3 +/ lasers. The laser output is tunable from at least 720 nm to 840 nm with a measured slope efficiency of about 60% in a Kr laser pumped laser configuration. The intrinsic slope efficiency (in the limit of large output coupling) may approach the quantum defect limited value of 83%. The high slope efficiency implies that excited state absorption (ESA) is negligible. The potential for efficiency and the tuning range of this material satisfy the requirements for a pump laser for a high density storage medium incorporating Nd/sup 3 +/ or Tm/sup 3 +/ for use in a multimegajoule single shot fusion research facility. 4 figs.

  12. Influence of Li ions on the oxygen reduction reaction of platinum electrocatalyst

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    Liu, H; Xing, YC

    2011-06-01

    A Li-air battery can provide a much higher theoretical energy density than a Li-ion battery. The use of aqueous acidic electrolytes may prevent lithium oxide deposition from aprotic electrolytes and lithium carbonate precipitation from alkaline electrolytes. The present communication reports a study on the effect of Li ions on the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in sulfuric acid electrolytes. It was found that the Li ions have negligible interactions with the active surface of Pt catalysts. However, significantly lower ORR activities were found when Li ions are present in the sulfuric acid. The intrinsic kinetic activities were found to decrease with the increase of Li ion concentrations, but level off when the Li ion concentrations are larger than 1.0 M. The low activities of Pt catalysts in Li ion containing electrolytes were attributed to a constraining effect of Li ions on the diffusion of oxygen in the electrolyte solution. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Thermal photon emission from the pi-rho-omega system

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    Nathan P. M. Holt; Paul M. Hohler; Ralf Rapp

    2015-06-30

    We investigate thermal photon emission rates in hot hadronic matter from a system consisting of pi, rho, and omega mesons. The rates are calculated using both relativistic kinetic theory with Born diagrams as well as thermal field theory at the two-loop level. This enables us to cross-check our calculations and to manage a pole contribution that arises in the Born approximation corresponding to the omega -> pi^0 gamma radiative decay. After implementing hadronic form factors to account for finite-size corrections, we find that the resulting photo-emission rates are comparable to existing results from pi rho -> pi gamma processes in the energy regime of 1-3 GeV. We expect that our new sources will provide a non-negligible contribution to the total hadronic rates, thereby enhancing calculated thermal photon spectra from heavy-ion collisions, which could improve the description of current direct-photon data from experiment.

  14. Thermal photon emission from the pi-rho-omega system

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    Holt, Nathan P M; Rapp, Ralf

    2015-01-01

    We investigate thermal photon emission rates in hot hadronic matter from a system consisting of pi, rho, and omega mesons. The rates are calculated using both relativistic kinetic theory with Born diagrams as well as thermal field theory at the two-loop level. This enables us to cross-check our calculations and to manage a pole contribution that arises in the Born approximation corresponding to the omega -> pi^0 gamma radiative decay. After implementing hadronic form factors to account for finite-size corrections, we find that the resulting photo-emission rates are comparable to existing results from pi rho -> pi gamma processes in the energy regime of 1-3 GeV. We expect that our new sources will provide a non-negligible contribution to the total hadronic rates, thereby enhancing calculated thermal photon spectra from heavy-ion collisions, which could improve the description of current direct-photon data from experiment.

  15. S17 near Zero Energy in a Direct Radiative Capture Analysis

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    Kyung Hoon Kim

    2011-10-23

    S17 near zero energy was calculated without using the effective expansion of the S factor or the asymptotic wave functions. Variations of the nuclear potential parameters scarcely affect the d-wave capture cross section below 0.1 MeV, but the s-wave capture cross section near zero energy is affected strongly by the shape of the nuclear potential in our calculations. This result is contrary to the existing assumption that the value of the S factor near zero energy depends on the asymptotic wave function (or asymptotic normalization coefficient). We showed that although the s-wave contribution is dominant near zero energy, the d-wave contribution is not negligible.

  16. Gigavolt bound-free transitions driven by extreme light

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    Gordon, Daniel F; Hafizi, Bahman

    2015-01-01

    The photoelectron spectrum in the ultra-relativistic limit of tunneling ionization is strongly affected by wave-particle resonance and finite spot-size effects, in contradistinction with the usual assumptions of strong field physics. Near term laser facilities will access a regime where ionized electrons are abruptly accelerated in the laser propagation direction, such that they stay in phase with the laser fields through a substantial portion of the confocal region. The final momentum of the electron depends significantly on where in the confocal region it originated. By manipulating the target and collection geometry, it is possible to obtain low emittance, low energy spread, gigavolt photoelectrons. Radiation reaction effects play a negligible role in near term scenarios, but become interesting in the multi-exawatt regime. A significant advance in numerical particle tracking is introduced.

  17. Non-custodial warped extra dimensions at the LHC

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    Dillon, Barry M

    2015-01-01

    With the prospect of improved Higgs measurements at the LHC and at proposed future colliders such as ILC, CLIC and TLEP we study the non-custodial Randall-Sundrum model with bulk SM fields and compare brane and bulk Higgs scenarios. We compute the electroweak precision observables and argue that incalculable contributions to these, in the form of higher dimensional operators, could have a non-negligable impact. This could potentially reduce the bound on the lowest Kaluza-Klein gauge boson masses to the 5 TeV range, making these states detectable at the LHC. In a second part, we compute the misalignment between fermion masses and Yukawa couplings caused by vector-like Kaluza-Klein fermions. The deviation of the top Yukawa can easily reach 10%, making it observable at the high-luminosity LHC. Corrections to the bottom and tau Yukawa couplings can be at the percent level and detectable at ILC, CLIC or TLEP.

  18. Cosmological HII Bubble Growth During Reionization

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    Shin, Min-Su; Cen, Renyue

    2007-01-01

    We present general properties of ionized hydrogen (HII) bubbles and their growth based on a state-of-the-art large-scale (100 Mpc/h) cosmological radiative transfer simulation. The simulation resolves all halos with atomic cooling at the relevant redshifts and simultaneously performs radiative transfer and dynamical evolution of structure formation. Our major conclusions include: (1) for significant HII bubbles, the number distribution is peaked at a volume of ~ 0.6 Mpc^3/h^3 at all redshifts. But, at z 10 even the largest HII bubbles have a balanced ionizing photon contribution from Pop II and Pop III stars, while at z Pop II stars start to dominate the overall ionizing photon production for large bubbles, although Pop III stars continue to make a non-negligible contribution. (6) The relationship between halo number density and bubble size is complicated but a strong correlation is found between halo number density and bubble size for for large bubbles.

  19. Optical Properties of Topological Insulator Bragg Gratings

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    Crosse, J A

    2015-01-01

    Using the transfer matrix formalism, we study the transmission properties of a Bragg grating constructed from a layered axionic material. Such a material can be realized by a topological insulator subject to a time-symmetry breaking perturbation, such as an external magnetic field or surface magnetic impurities. Whilst the reflective properties of the structure are only negligibly changed by the presence of the axionic material, the grating induces Faraday and Kerr rotations in the transmitted and reflected light, respectively. These rotations are proportional to the number of layers and the strength of the time-symmetry breaking perturbation. In areas of low reflectivity the rotation angle of TE polarization decreases with increasing incidence angle while the TM polarization increases with increasing incidence angle with the converse occurring in areas of high reflectivity. The formalism and results will be useful in the development of optical and photonic devices based on topological insulators, devices whi...

  20. Method of making dense, conformal, ultra-thin cap layers for nanoporous low-k ILD by plasma assisted atomic layer deposition

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    Jiang, Ying-Bing (Albuquerque, NM); Cecchi, Joseph L. (Albuquerque, NM); Brinker, C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-05-24

    Barrier layers and methods for forming barrier layers on a porous layer are provided. The methods can include chemically adsorbing a plurality of first molecules on a surface of the porous layer in a chamber and forming a first layer of the first molecules on the surface of the porous layer. A plasma can then be used to react a plurality of second molecules with the first layer of first molecules to form a first layer of a barrier layer. The barrier layers can seal the pores of the porous material, function as a diffusion barrier, be conformal, and/or have a negligible impact on the overall ILD k value of the porous material.

  1. Interferometric Probes of Planckian Quantum Geometry

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    Ohkyung Kwon; Craig J. Hogan

    2015-02-24

    The effect of Planck scale quantum geometrical effects on measurements with interferometers is estimated with standard physics, and with a variety of proposed extensions. It is shown that effects are negligible in standard field theory with canonically quantized gravity. Statistical noise levels are estimated in a variety of proposals for non-standard metric fluctuations, and these alternatives are constrained using upper bounds on stochastic metric fluctuations from LIGO. Idealized models of several interferometer system architectures are used to predict signal noise spectra in a quantum geometry that cannot be described by a fluctuating metric, in which position noise arises from holographic bounds on directional information. Predictions in this case are shown to be close to current and projected experimental bounds.

  2. The AMiBA Hexapod Telescope Mount

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    Koch, Patrick M; Nishioka, Hiroaki; Jiang, Homin; Lin, Kai-Yang; Umetsu, Keiichi; Huang, Yau-De; Raffin, Philippe; Chen, Ke-Jung; Ibanez-Romano, Fabiola; Chereau, Guillaume; Chen, Ming-Tang; Ho, Paul T P; Pausch, Konrad; Willmeroth, Klaus; Altamirano, Pablo; Chang, Chia-Hao; Chang, Shu-Hao; Chang, Su-Wei; Han, Chih-Chiang; Kubo, Derek; Li, Chao-Te; Liu, Guo-Chin; Martin-Cocher, Pierre; Oshiro, Peter; Wei, Ta-Shun; Birkinshaw, Mark; Lancaster, Katy; Lo, Kwok Yung; Martin, Robert N; Molnar, Sandor M; Patt, Ferdinand; Romeo, Bob

    2009-01-01

    AMiBA is the largest hexapod astronomical telescope in current operation. We present a description of this novel hexapod mount with its main mechanical components -- the support cone, universal joints, jack screws, and platform -- and outline the control system with the pointing model and the operating modes that are supported. The AMiBA hexapod mount performance is verified based on optical pointing tests and platform photogrammetry measurements. The photogrammetry results show that the deformations in the inner part of the platform are less than 120 micron rms. This is negligible for optical pointing corrections, radio alignment and radio phase errors for the currently operational 7-element compact configuration. The optical pointing error in azimuth and elevation is successively reduced by a series of corrections to about 0.4 arcmin rms which meets our goal for the 7-element target specifications.

  3. Improved ATLAS HammerCloud Monitoring for local Site Administration

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    Boehler, Michael; The ATLAS collaboration; Hoenig, Friedrich; Legger, Federica; Sciacca, Francesco Giovanni; Mancinelli, Valentina

    2015-01-01

    Every day hundreds of tests are run on the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for the ATLAS, and CMS experiments in order to evaluate the performance and reliability of the different computing sites. All this activity is steered, controlled, and monitored by the HammerCloud testing infrastructure. Sites with failing functionality tests are auto-excluded from the ATLAS computing grid, therefore it is essential to provide a detailed and well organized web interface for the local site administrators such that they can easily spot and promptly solve site issues. Additional functionality has been developed to extract and visualize the most relevant information. The site administrators can now be pointed easily to major site issues which lead to site blacklisting as well as possible minor issues that are usually not conspicuous enough to warrant the blacklisting of a specific site, but can still cause undesired effects such as a non-negligible job failure rate. This paper summarizes the different developments and optimiz...

  4. Improved ATLAS HammerCloud Monitoring for local Site Administration

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    Boehler, Michael; The ATLAS collaboration; Hoenig, Friedrich; Legger, Federica

    2015-01-01

    Every day hundreds of tests are run on the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for the ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb experiments in order to evaluate the performance and reliability of the different computing sites. All this activity is steered, controlled, and monitored by the HammerCloud testing infrastructure. Sites with failing functionality tests are auto-excluded from the ATLAS computing grid, therefore it is essential to provide a detailed and well organized web interface for the local site administrators such that they can easily spot and promptly solve site issues. Additional functionalities have been developed to extract and visualize the most relevant information. The site administrators can now be pointed easily to major site issues which lead to site blacklisting as well as possible minor issues that are usually not conspicuous enough to warrant the blacklisting of a specific site, but can still cause undesired effects such as a non-negligible job failure rate. This contribution summarizes the different developm...

  5. Method for reducing nitrogen oxides in combustion effluents

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    Zauderer, Bert (Merion Station, PA)

    2000-01-01

    Method for reducing nitrogen oxides (NO.sub.x) in the gas stream from the combustion of fossil fuels is disclosed. In a narrow gas temperature zone, NO.sub.x is converted to nitrogen by reaction with urea or ammonia with negligible remaining ammonia and other reaction pollutants. Specially designed injectors are used to introduce air atomized water droplets containing dissolved urea or ammonia into the gaseous combustion products in a manner that widely disperses the droplets exclusively in the optimum reaction temperature zone. The injector operates in a manner that forms droplet of a size that results in their vaporization exclusively in this optimum NO.sub.x -urea/ammonia reaction temperature zone. Also disclosed is a design of a system to effectively accomplish this injection.

  6. Another thread in the tapestry of stellar feedback: X-ray binaries

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    Justham, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    We consider X-ray binaries (XBs) as potential sources of stellar feedback. XBs observationally appear able to deposit a high fraction of their power output into their local interstellar medium, which may make them a non-negligible source of energy input. The formation rate of the most luminous XBs rises with decreasing metallicity, which should increase their significance during galaxy formation in the early universe. We also argue that stochastic effects are important to XB feedback (XBF) and may dominate the systematic changes due to metallicity in many cases. Large stochastic variation in the magnitude of XBF at low absolute star formation rates provides a natural reason for diversity in the evolution of dwarf galaxies which were initially almost identical, with several percent of such halos experiencing energy input from XBs roughly two orders of magnitude above the most likely value. These probability distributions suggest that the effect of XBF is most commonly significant for total stellar masses betwe...

  7. Ionic liquid polyoxometalates as light emitting materials

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    Ortiz-acosta, Denisse [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Del Sesto, Rico E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Scott, Brian [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bennett, Bryan L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Purdy, Geraldine M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Muenchausen, Ross E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mc Kigney, Edward [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gilbertson, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    The low melting point, negligible vapor pressure, good solubility, and thermal and chemical stability make ionic liquids useful materials for a wide variety of applications. Polyoxometalates are early transition metal oxygen clusters that can be synthesized in many different sizes and with a variety of heterometals. The most attractive feature of POMs is that their physical properties, in particular electrical, magnetic, and optical properties, can be easily modified following known procedures. It has been shown that POMs can exhibit cooperative properties, as superconductivity and energy transfer. POM ionic liquids can be obtained by selecting the appropliate cation. Different alkyl ammonium and alkyl phosphonium salts are being used to produce new POM ionic liquids together with organic or inorganic luminescent centers to design light emitting materials. Ammonium and phosphonium cations with activated, polymerizable groups are being used to further polymerize the ionic liquid into transparent, solid materials with high metal density.

  8. Tensile and fracture properties of EBR-II-irradiated V-15Cr-5Ti containing helium

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    Grossbeck, M.L.; Horak, J.A.

    1986-01-01

    The alloy V-15Cr-5Ti was cyclotron-implanted with 80 appM He and subsequently irradiated in the Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II) to 30 dpa. The same alloy was also irradiated in the 10, 20, and 30% cold-worked conditions. Irradiation temperatures ranged from 400 to 700/sup 0/C. No significant effects of helium on mechanical properties were found in this temperature range although the neutron irradiation shifted the temperature of transition from cleavage to ductile fracture to about 625/sup 0/C. Ten percent cold work was found to have a beneficial effect in reducing the tendency for cleavage fracture following irradiation, but high levels (20%) were observed to reduce ductility. Still higher levels (30%) improved ductility by inducing recovery during the elevated-temperature irradiation. Swelling was found to be negligible, but precipitates - titanium oxides or carbonitrides - contained substantial cavities.

  9. Giant magnetoelastic distortions of the crystal structure of the weakly anisotropic compound UFe/sub 2/

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    Popov, Y.F.; Levitin, R.Z.; Zeleny, M.; Deryagin, A.V.; Andreev, A.V.

    1980-06-01

    We investigate the temperature dependences of the crystal-lattice parameters, of the anisotropy, and of the Young's modulus of the intermetallide compound UFe/sub 2/. The contribution of the uranium ions to the magnetic moment of this compound is negligible (..mu../sub U/=0.06..mu../sub B/), owing to the almoft complete delocalization of the uranium 5f electrons. The measured magnetic anisotropy is relatively small (K/sub 1/approx. =-10/sup 6/ erg/cm/sup 3/ at 0 K). However, the transition to the magnetically ordered state (T/sub c/=170 K) is accompanied by large rhombohedral distortions of the UFe/sub 2/ crystal structure and by a considerable anomaly of the Young's modulus, thus attesting to a large value of the magnetoelastic interaction in this compound (..delta..K/sub 1/ /sup m/eapprox. =-8 x 10/sup 6/ erg/cm/sup 3/).

  10. On the minimum dark matter mass testable by neutrinos from the Sun

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    Busoni, Giorgio; Simone, Andrea De; Huang, Wei-Chih E-mail: andrea.desimone@sissa.it

    2013-07-01

    We discuss a limitation on extracting bounds on the scattering cross section of dark matter with nucleons, using neutrinos from the Sun. If the dark matter particle is sufficiently light (less than about 4 GeV), the effect of evaporation is not negligible and the capture process goes in equilibrium with the evaporation. In this regime, the flux of solar neutrinos of dark matter origin becomes independent of the scattering cross section and therefore no constraint can be placed on it. We find the minimum values of dark matter masses for which the scattering cross section on nucleons can be probed using neutrinos from the Sun. We also provide simple and accurate fitting functions for all the relevant processes of GeV-scale dark matter in the Sun.

  11. Probing Dark Matter Self-Interaction in the Sun with IceCube-PINGU

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    Chian-Shu Chen; Fei-Fan Lee; Guey-Lin Lin; Yen-Hsun Lin

    2014-11-20

    We study the capture, annihilation and evaporation of dark matter (DM) inside the Sun. It has been shown that the DM self-interaction can increase the DM number inside the Sun. We demonstrate that this enhancement becomes more significant in the regime of small DM mass, given a fixed DM self-interaction cross section. This leads to the enhancement of neutrino flux from DM annihilation. On the other hand, for DM mass as low as a few GeVs, not only the DM-nuclei scatterings can cause the DM evaporation, DM self-interaction also provides non-negligible contributions to this effect. Consequently, the critical mass for DM evaporation (typically 3 $\\sim$ 4 GeV without the DM self-interaction) can be slightly increased. We discuss the prospect of detecting DM self-interaction in IceCube-PINGU using the annihilation channels $\\chi\\chi \\rightarrow \\tau^{+}\\tau^{-}, \

  12. Molten uranium dioxide structure and dynamics

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    Skinner, L. B. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Parise, J. B. [Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); Benmore, C. J. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Weber, J. K.R. [Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Williamson, M. A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Tamalonis, A. [Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Hebden, A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Wiencek, T. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Alderman, O. L.G. [Materials Development Inc., Arlington Heights, IL (United States); Guthrie, M. [Carnegie Inst., Washington, DC (United States); Leibowitz, L. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2014-11-20

    Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the major nuclear fuel component of fission power reactors. A key concern during severe accidents is the melting and leakage of radioactive UO2 as it corrodes through its zirconium cladding and steel containment. Yet, the very high temperatures (>3140 kelvin) and chemical reactivity of molten UO2 have prevented structural studies. In this work, we combine laser heating, sample levitation, and synchrotron x-rays to obtain pair distribution function measurements of hot solid and molten UO2. The hot solid shows a substantial increase in oxygen disorder around the lambda transition (2670 K) but negligible U-O coordination change. On melting, the average U-O coordination drops from 8 to 6.7 ± 0.5. Molecular dynamics models refined to this structure predict higher U-U mobility than 8-coordinated melts.

  13. Electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing in a cold atomic ensemble with large optical depth

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    J. Geng; G. T. Campbell; J. Bernu; D. Higginbottom; B. M. Sparkes; S. M. Assad; W. P. Zhang; N. P. Robins; P. K. Lam; B. C. Buchler

    2014-08-11

    We report on the delay of optical pulses using electromagnetically induced transparency in an ensemble of cold atoms with an optical depth exceeding 500. To identify the regimes in which four-wave mixing impacts on EIT behaviour, we conduct the experiment in both rubidium 85 and rubidium 87. Comparison with theory shows excellent agreement in both isotopes. In rubidium 87, negligible four-wave mixing was observed and we obtained one pulse-width of delay with 50% efficiency. In rubidium 85, four-wave-mixing contributes to the output. In this regime we achieve a delay-bandwidth product of 3.7 at 50% efficiency, allowing temporally multimode delay, which we demonstrate by compressing two pulses into the memory medium.

  14. Computation of Neutron Star Surface Emission Spectra for Arbitrary Magnetic Field Directions without Diffusion Approximation

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    L. W. Yeh; G. T. Chen; H. K. Chang

    2006-12-22

    To derive physical properties of the neutron star surface with observed spectra, a realistic model spectrum of neutron star surface emission is essential. Limited by computing resources, a full computation of the radiative transfer equations without the diffusion approximation has been conducted up to date only for the case of local magnetic fields being perpendicular to the stellar surface. In this paper we report the full-computation result for an arbitrary field direction. For comparison we also compute the radiative transfer equation using the diffusion approximation. For a given effective temperature, the computed spectrum with the diffusion approximation is always softer than that of a full computation at a non-negligible level. It leads to an over-estimate of the effective temperature if the diffusion approximation spectrum is employed in the spectral fitting. Other characteristics for different magnetic field orientations, such as the beaming pattern of the two polarization modes and the structure of the atmosphere, are also discussed.

  15. Thermal photon emission from the pi-rho-omega system

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    Nathan P. M. Holt; Paul M. Hohler; Ralf Rapp

    2015-10-27

    We investigate thermal photon emission rates in hot hadronic matter from a system consisting of pi, rho, and omega mesons. The rates are calculated using both relativistic kinetic theory with Born diagrams as well as thermal field theory at the two-loop level. This enables us to cross-check our calculations and to manage a pole contribution that arises in the Born approximation corresponding to the omega -> pi^0 gamma radiative decay. After implementing hadronic form factors to account for finite-size corrections, we find that the resulting photo-emission rates are comparable to existing results from pi rho -> pi gamma processes in the energy regime of 1-3 GeV. We expect that our new sources will provide a non-negligible contribution to the total hadronic rates, thereby enhancing calculated thermal photon spectra from heavy-ion collisions, which could improve the description of current direct-photon data from experiment.

  16. Investigation of Wave Energy Converter Effects on Wave Fields: A Modeling Sensitivity Study in Monterey Bay CA.

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    Roberts, Jesse D.; Grace Chang; Jason Magalen; Craig Jones

    2014-08-01

    A n indust ry standard wave modeling tool was utilized to investigate model sensitivity to input parameters and wave energy converter ( WEC ) array deploym ent scenarios. Wave propagation was investigated d ownstream of the WECs to evaluate overall near - and far - field effects of WEC arrays. The sensitivity study illustrate d that b oth wave height and near - bottom orbital velocity we re subject to the largest pote ntial variations, each decreas ed in sensitivity as transmission coefficient increase d , as number and spacing of WEC devices decrease d , and as the deployment location move d offshore. Wave direction wa s affected consistently for all parameters and wave perio d was not affected (or negligibly affected) by varying model parameters or WEC configuration .

  17. Investigation of Wave Energy Converter Effects on the Nearshore Environment: A Month-Long Study in Monterey Bay CA.

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    Roberts, Jesse D.; Chang, Grace; Magalen, Jason; Jones, Craig

    2014-09-01

    A modified version of an indust ry standard wave modeling tool, SNL - SWAN, was used to perform model simulations for hourly initial wave conditio ns measured during the month of October 2009. The model was run with an array of 50 wave energy converters (WECs) and compared with model runs without WECs. Maximum changes in H s were found in the lee of the WEC array along the angles of incident wave dire ction and minimal changes were found along the western side of the model domain due to wave shadowing by land. The largest wave height reductions occurred during observed typhoon conditions and resulted in 14% decreases in H s along the Santa Cruz shoreline . Shoreline reductions in H s were 5% during s outh swell wave conditions and negligible during average monthly wave conditions.

  18. A Quartz Cherenkov Detector for Compton-Polarimetry at Future e+e- Colliders

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    List, Jenny; Vormwald, Benedikt

    2015-01-01

    Precision polarimetry is essential for future e+ e- colliders and requires Compton polarimeters designed for negligible statistical uncertainties. In this paper, we discuss the design and construction of a quartz Cherenkov detector for such Compton polarimeters. The detector concept has been developed with regard to the main systematic uncertainties of the polarisation measurements, namely the linearity of the detector response and detector alignment. Simulation studies presented here imply that the light yield reachable by using quartz as Cherenkov medium allows to resolve in the Cherenkov photon spectra individual peaks corresponding to different numbers of Compton electrons. The benefits of the application of a detector with such single-peak resolution to the polarisation measurement are shown for the example of the upstream polarimeters foreseen at the International Linear Collider. Results of a first testbeam campaign with a four-channel prototype confirming simulation predictions for single electrons ar...

  19. Energy Momentum Pseudo-Tensor of Relic Gravitational Wave in Expanding Universe

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    Daiqin Su; Yang Zhang

    2012-04-04

    We study the energy-momentum pseudo-tensor of gravitational wave, and examine the one introduced by Landau-Lifshitz for a general gravitational field and the effective one recently used in literature. In short wavelength limit after Brill-Hartle average, both lead to the same gauge invariant stress tensor of gravitational wave. For relic gravitational waves in the expanding universe, we examine two forms of pressure, $p_{gw}$ and $\\mathcal{P}_{gw}$, and trace the origin of their difference to a coupling between gravitational waves and the background matter. The difference is shown to be negligibly small for most of cosmic expansion stages starting from inflation. We demonstrate that the wave equation is equivalent to the energy conservation equation using the pressure $\\mathcal{P}_{gw}$ that includes the mentioned coupling.

  20. Cryogenic Test of a Coaxial Coupling Scheme for Fundamental and Higher Order Modes in Superconducting Cavities

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    J.K. Sekutowicz, P. Kneisel

    2009-05-01

    A coaxial coupling device located in the beam pipe of the TESLA type superconducting cavities provides for better propagation of Higher Order Modes (HOMs) and their strong damping in appropriate HOM couplers. Additionally, it also provides efficient coupling for fundamental mode RF power into the superconducting cavity. The whole coupling device can be designed as a detachable system. If appropriately dimensioned, the magnetic field can be minimized to a negligible level at the flange position. This scheme, presented previously*, provides for several advantages: strong HOM damping, flangeable solution, exchangeability of the HOM damping device on a cavity, less complexity of the superconducting cavity, possible cost advantages. This contribution will describe the results of the first cryogenic test.

  1. Magnetization plateaus of dipolar spin ice on kagome lattice

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    Xie, Y. L.; Wang, Y. L.; Yan, Z. B.; Liu, J.-M.

    2014-05-07

    Unlike spin ice on pyrochlore lattice, the spin ice structure on kagome lattice retains net magnetic charge, indicating non-negligible dipolar interaction in modulating the spin ice states. While it is predicted that the dipolar spin ice on kagome lattice exhibits a ground state with magnetic charge order and ?3?×??3 spin order, our work focuses on the magnetization plateau of this system. By employing the Wang-Landau algorithm, it is revealed that the lattice exhibits the fantastic three-step magnetization in response to magnetic field h along the [10] and [01] directions, respectively. For the h//[1 0] case, an additional ?3/6M{sub s} step, where M{sub s} is the saturated magnetization, is observed in a specific temperature range, corresponding to a new state with charge order and short-range spin order.

  2. Failure of a neutrino-driven explosion after core-collapse may lead to a thermonuclear supernova

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    Kushnir, Doron

    2014-01-01

    We demonstrate that $\\sim10$ seconds after core-collapse of a massive star, a thermonuclear explosion of the outer shells is possible for some (tuned) initial density and composition profiles, assuming the neutrinos failed to explode the star. The explosion may lead to a successful supernova, as first suggested by Burbidge, Burbidge, Fowler and Hoyle (1957). We perform a series of one-dimensional (1D) calculations of collapsing massive stars with simplified initial density profiles (similar to the results of stellar evolution calculations) and various compositions (not similar to 1D stellar evolution calculations). We assume that the neutrinos escaped with negligible effect on the outer layers, which inevitably collapse. As the shells collapse, they compress and heat up adiabatically, enhancing the rate of thermonuclear burning. In some cases, where significant shells of mixed helium and oxygen are present with pre-collapsed burning times of $\\lesssim100\\,\\textrm{s}$ ($\\approx10$ times the free-fall time), a ...

  3. Filtered Patent Maps for Predicting Diversification Paths of Inventors and Organizations

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    Yan, Bowen

    2015-01-01

    In a patent technology network map, almost all pairs of technology classes are connected, whereas most of the connections are extremely weak. This observation suggests the need and also the possibility to filter the network map by removing the negligible and noisy links. But link removal may reduce the power of the network for predicting the cross-field patent portfolio diversification of inventors and inventing organizations. This paper proposes a metric for such predictive power of a patent network, and a method that allows one to objectively choose a best tradeoff between predictive power and the removal of weak links. We show the results that identify filtered networks below the optimal tradeoff, and also remove a degree of arbitrariness compared with other filtering treatments from the literature. On that basis, we further demonstrate the use of filtered technology maps to visualize and analyze the main paths of patent portfolio diversification of a prolific inventor (Leonard Forbes) and a technology com...

  4. Time-resolved LII signals from aggregates of soot particles levitated in room temperature air

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    Mitrani, James M

    2015-01-01

    We observed and modeled time-resolved laser-induced incandescence (LII) signals from soot aggregates. Time-resolved LII signals were observed from research-grade soot particles, levitated in room temperature air. We were able to measure sizes and structural properties of our soot particles ex situ, and use those measurements as input parameters when modeling the observed LII signals. We showed that at low laser fluences, aggregation significantly influences LII signals by reducing conductive cooling to the ambient air. At moderate laser fluences, laser-induced disintegration of aggregates occurs, so the effects of aggregation on LII signals are negligible. These results can be applied to extend LII for monitoring formation of soot and nanoparticle aggregates.

  5. Effect of surface strain on oxygen adsorption on Zr (0001) surface

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    Wang, Xing [Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Engineering Physics; Khafizov, Marat [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Szlufarska, Izabela [Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Engineering Physics; Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

    2014-02-01

    The effect of surface strain on oxygen adsorption on Zr (0 0 0 1) surface is investigated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. It is demonstrated that both surface strain and interactions between oxygen adsorbates influence the adsorption process. Oxygen binding to zirconium becomes stronger as the strain changes from compressive to tensile. When oxygen coverage is low and the oxygen interactions are negligible, surface face-centered cubic sites are the most stable for O binding. At high coverage and under compression, octahedral sites between second and third Zr layers become most favorable because the interactions between adsorbates are weakened by positive charge screening. Calculations with both single-layer adsorption model and multiple-layer adsorption model demonstrate that compressive strain at the Zr/oxide interface will provide a thermodynamic driving force for oxygen to incorporate from the surface into the bulk of Zr, while binding oxygen to the Zr surface will be easier when tensile strain is applied.

  6. The dark matter self-interaction and its impact on the critical mass for dark matter evaporations inside the sun

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    Chian-Shu Chen; Fei-Fan Lee; Guey-Lin Lin; Yen-Hsun Lin

    2014-12-21

    We study the capture, annihilation and evaporation of dark matter (DM) inside the Sun. It has been shown that the DM self-interaction can increase the DM number inside the Sun. We demonstrate that this enhancement becomes more significant in the regime of small DM mass, given a fixed DM self-interaction cross section. This leads to the enhancement of neutrino flux from DM annihilation. On the other hand, for DM mass as low as as a few GeVs, not only the DM-nuclei scatterings can cause the DM evaporation, DM self-interaction also provides non-negligible contributions to this effect. Consequently, the critical mass for DM evaporation (typically 3 ~ 4 GeV without the DM self-interaction) can be slightly increased. We discuss the prospect of detecting DM self-interaction in IceCube- PINGU using the annihilation channels $\\chi\\chi\\rightarrow\

  7. Signatures of Granulation in the Spectra of K-Dwarfs

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    I. Ramirez; C. Allende Prieto; D. L. Lambert; M. Asplund

    2007-12-03

    Very high resolution (R>150,000) spectra of a small sample of nearby K-dwarfs have been acquired to measure the line asymmetries and central wavelength shifts caused by convective motions present in stellar photospheres. This phenomenon of granulation is modeled by 3D hydrodynamical simulations but they need to be confronted with accurate observations to test their realism before they are used in stellar abundance studies. We find that the line profiles computed with a 3D model agree reasonably well with the observations. The line bisectors and central wavelength shifts on K-dwarf spectra have a maximum amplitude of only about 200 m/s and we have been able to resolve these granulation effects with a very careful observing strategy. By computing a number of iron lines with 1D and 3D models (assuming local thermodynamic equilibrium), we find that the impact of 3D-LTE effects on classical iron abundance determinations is negligible.

  8. Controlled motion of Janus particles in periodically phase-separating binary fluids

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    Takeaki Araki; Shintaro Fukai

    2015-04-03

    We numerically investigate the propelled motions of a Janus particle in a periodically phase-separating binary fluid mixture. In this study, the surface of the particle tail prefers one of the binary fluid components and the particle head is neutral in the wettability. During the demixing period, the more wettable phase is selectively adsorbed to the particle tail. Growths of the adsorbed domains induce the hydrodynamic flow in the vicinity of the particle tail, and this asymmetric pumping flow drives the particle toward the particle head. During the mixing period, the particle motion almost ceases because the mixing primarily occurs via diffusion and the resulting hydrodynamic flow is negligibly small. Repeating this cycle unboundedly moves the Janus particle toward the head. The dependencies of the composition and the repeat frequency on the particle motion are discussed.

  9. Self-field effects on instability of wave modes in a two-stream free-electron laser with an axial magnetic field

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    Mohsenpour, Taghi Rezaee Rami, Omme Kolsoum

    2014-07-15

    Free electron lasers (FEL) play major roles in the Raman Regime, due to the charge and current densities of the beam self-field. The method of perturbation has been applied to study the influence of self-electric and self-magnetic fields. A dispersion relation for two-stream free electron lasers with a helical wiggler and an axial magnetic field has been found. This dispersion relation is solved numerically to investigate the influence of self-fields on the FEL coupling and the two-stream instability. It was found that self-fields can produce very large effects on the FEL coupling, but they have almost negligible effects on two-stream instability.

  10. Performance of An Adjustable Strength Permanent Magnet Quadrupole

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    Gottschalk, S.C.; DeHart, T.E.; Kangas, K.W.; /STI Optronics, Bellevue; Spencer, C.M.; /SLAC; Volk, J.T.; /Fermilab

    2006-03-01

    An adjustable strength permanent magnet quadrupole suitable for use in Next Linear Collider has been built and tested. The pole length is 42cm, aperture diameter 13mm, peak pole tip strength 1.03Tesla and peak integrated gradient * length (GL) is 68.7 Tesla. This paper describes measurements of strength, magnetic CL and field quality made using an air bearing rotating coil system. The magnetic CL stability during -20% strength adjustment proposed for beam based alignment was < 0.2 microns. Strength hysteresis was negligible. Thermal expansion of quadrupole and measurement parts caused a repeatable and easily compensated change in the vertical magnetic CL. Calibration procedures as well as CL measurements made over a wider tuning range of 100% to 20% in strength useful for a wide range of applications will be described. The impact of eddy currents in the steel poles on the magnetic field during strength adjustments will be reported.

  11. CaF/sub 2/:Mn thermoluminescence: a single glow peak not described by 1st or 2nd order kinetics

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    Hornyak, W.F.; Levy, P.W.; Kierstead, J.A.

    1984-12-01

    The thermoluminescence (TL) of CaF/sub 2/:Mn has been studied using photon counting and digital recording. For doses of 10 rad or less the TL glow curves appear to consist of a single glow peak. However, there are indications - which are pronounced at larger doses - that one additional low intensity peak (area less than or equal to one percent) is superimposed on each side of the central peak. The intense peak is not described by 1st or 2nd order kinetics but is well described by the more general kinetics from which these kinetics are derived. These observations, and the results of additional kinetic analysis, demonstrate that retrapping is not negligible and may include all three peaks. In such systems, which are likely to include other dosimeter materials and minerals, peak height will not increase linearly with dose; an important factor for dosimetry and dating applications.

  12. Higgs bosons in supersymmetric model with CP-violating potential

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    Oshimo, Noriyuki

    2015-01-01

    In the supersymmetric standard model which is not minimal, the Higgs potential does not conserve CP symmetry generally. Assuming that there exists an SU(2)-triplet Higgs field, we discuss resultant CP-violating effects on the Higgs bosons. The experimentally observed Higgs boson, which should be CP-even in the standard model, could decay into two photons of CP-odd polarization state non-negligibly. For the second lightest Higgs boson, in sizable region of parameter space, the dominant decay modes are different from those expected by the standard model. The two-photon decay could yield both even and odd CP final states at a ratio of oder of unity.

  13. Higgs bosons in supersymmetric model with CP-violating potential

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    Noriyuki Oshimo

    2015-11-21

    In the supersymmetric standard model which is not minimal, the Higgs potential does not conserve CP symmetry generally. Assuming that there exists an SU(2)-triplet Higgs field, we discuss resultant CP-violating effects on the Higgs bosons. The experimentally observed Higgs boson, which should be CP-even in the standard model, could decay into two photons of CP-odd polarization state non-negligibly. For the second lightest Higgs boson, in sizable region of parameter space, the dominant decay modes are different from those expected by the standard model. The two-photon decay could yield both even and odd CP final states at a ratio of oder of unity.

  14. Apparatus and method for polarizing polarizable nuclear species

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    Hersman, F. William; Leuschner, Mark; Carberry, Jeannette

    2005-09-27

    The present invention is a polarizing process involving a number of steps. The first step requires moving a flowing mixture of gas, the gas at least containing a polarizable nuclear species and vapor of at least one alkali metal, with a transport velocity that is not negligible when compared with the natural velocity of diffusive transport. The second step is propagating laser light in a direction, preferably at least partially through a polarizing cell. The next step is directing the flowing gas along a direction generally opposite to the direction of laser light propagating. The next step is containing the flowing gas mixture in the polarizing cell. The final step is immersing the polarizing cell in a magnetic field. These steps can be initiated in any order, although the flowing gas, the propagating laser and the magnetic field immersion must be concurrently active for polarization to occur.

  15. Environmental Impacts, Health and Safety Impacts, and Financial Costs of the Front End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

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    Brett W Carlsen; Urairisa Phathanapirom; Eric Schneider; John S. Collins; Roderick G. Eggert; Brett Jordan; Bethany L. Smith; Timothy M. Ault; Alan G. Croff; Steven L. Krahn; William G. Halsey; Mark Sutton; Clay E. Easterly; Ryan P. Manger; C. Wilson McGinn; Stephen E. Fisher; Brent W. Dixon; Latif Yacout

    2013-07-01

    FEFC processes, unlike many of the proposed fuel cycles and technologies under consideration, involve mature operational processes presently in use at a number of facilities worldwide. This report identifies significant impacts resulting from these current FEFC processes and activities. Impacts considered to be significant are those that may be helpful in differentiating between fuel cycle performance and for which the FEFC impact is not negligible relative to those from the remainder of the full fuel cycle. This report: • Defines ‘representative’ processes that typify impacts associated with each step of the FEFC, • Establishes a framework and architecture for rolling up impacts into normalized measures that can be scaled to quantify their contribution to the total impacts associated with various fuel cycles, and • Develops and documents the bases for estimates of the impacts and costs associated with each of the representative FEFC processes.

  16. The Hubbard Dimer: A density functional case study of a many-body problem

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    Carrascal, Diego; Smith, Justin C; Burke, Kieron

    2015-01-01

    This review explains the relationship between density functional theory and strongly correlated models using the simplest possible example, the two-site Hubbard model. The relationship to traditional quantum chemistry is included. Even in this elementary example, where the exact ground-state energy and site occupations can be found analytically, there is much to be explained in terms of the underlying logic and aims of Density Functional Theory. Although the usual solution is analytic, the density functional is given only implicitly. We overcome this difficulty using the Levy-Lieb construction to create a parametrization of the exact function with negligible errors. The symmetric case is most commonly studied, but we find a rich variation in behavior by including asymmetry, as strong correlation physics vies with charge-transfer effects. We explore the behavior of the gap and the many-body Green's function, demonstrating the `failure' of the Kohn-Sham method to reproduce the fundamental gap. We perform benchm...

  17. Renormalization group flow and fixed point of the lattice topological charge in the 2D O(3) {sigma} model

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    DElia, M.; Farchioni, F.; Papa, A.

    1997-02-01

    We study the renormalization group evolution up to the fixed point of the lattice topological susceptibility in the 2D O(3) nonlinear {sigma} model. We start with a discretization of the continuum topological charge by a local charge density polynomial in the lattice fields. Among the different choices we propose also a Symanzik-improved lattice topological charge. We check step by step in the renormalization group iteration the progressive dumping of quantum fluctuations, which are responsible for the additive and multiplicative renormalizations of the lattice topological susceptibility with respect to the continuum definition. We find that already after three iterations these renormalizations are negligible and an excellent approximation of the fixed point is achieved. We also check by an explicit calculation that the assumption of slowly varying fields in iterating the renormalization group does not lead to a good approximation of the fixed point charge operator. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  18. Molten uranium dioxide structure and dynamics

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    Skinner, L. B.; Parise, J. B.; Benmore, C. J.; Weber, J. K.R.; Williamson, M. A.; Tamalonis, A.; Hebden, A.; Wiencek, T.; Alderman, O. L.G.; Guthrie, M.; Leibowitz, L.

    2014-11-21

    Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the major nuclear fuel component of fission power reactors. A key concern during severe accidents is the melting and leakage of radioactive UO2 as it corrodes through its zirconium cladding and steel containment. Yet, the very high temperatures (>3140 kelvin) and chemical reactivity of molten UO2 have prevented structural studies. In this work, we combine laser heating, sample levitation, and synchrotron x-rays to obtain pair distribution function measurements of hot solid and molten UO2. The hot solid shows a substantial increase in oxygen disorder around the lambda transition (2670 K) but negligible U-O coordination change. On melting, the average U-O coordination drops from 8 to 6.7 ± 0.5. Molecular dynamics models refined to this structure predict higher U-U mobility than 8-coordinated melts.

  19. Fracture properties evaluation of stainless steel piping for LBB applications

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    Kim, Y.J.; Seok, C.S.; Chang, Y.S. [Sung Kyun Kwan Univ., Suwon (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-04-01

    The objective of this paper is to evaluate the material properties of SA312 TP316 and SA312 TP304 stainless steels and their associated welds manufactured for shutdown cooling line and safety injection line of nuclear generating stations. A total of 82 tensile tests and 58 fracture toughness tests on specimens taken from actual pipes were performed and the effect of various parameters such as the pipe size, the specimen orientation, the test temperature and the welding procedure on the material properties are discussed. Test results show that the effect of the test temperature on the fracture toughness was significant while the effects of the pipe size and the specimen orientation on the fracture toughness were negligible. The material properties of the GTAW weld metal was in general higher than those of the base metal.

  20. Toward crystal design in organic conductors and superconductors.

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    Geiser, U.

    1999-04-23

    We have seen that many different types of intermolecular interactions in organic conducting cation radical salts. Hydrogen bonding between the donor molecules and the anions is weak but not negligible. The ionic Madelung energy is insufficient to completely intersperse anions and cations, thus the layers favored by the van der Waals interactions remain intact. The search for new conducting and superconducting salts has been mainly by trial-and-error methods, even though simple substitutions have been employed in order to obtain isostructural analogs of successful (e.g., superconducting) salts. However, even seemingly minor substitutions sometimes destroy the packing type, and different crystal structures result. Simulations with the aim at predicting crystal structures have not succeeded, mainly because the different interaction types are of comparable energy, and the delocalized and partial charges render the calculations of the ionic terms extremely unreliable. Clearly, the development of suitable crystal modeling techniques with predictive capabilities is one of the great needs of the field.

  1. Nonlocal microscopic theory of quantum friction between parallel metallic slabs

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    Despoja, Vito

    2011-05-15

    We present a new derivation of the friction force between two metallic slabs moving with constant relative parallel velocity, based on T=0 quantum-field theory formalism. By including a fully nonlocal description of dynamically screened electron fluctuations in the slab, and avoiding the usual matching-condition procedure, we generalize previous expressions for the friction force, to which our results reduce in the local limit. Analyzing the friction force calculated in the two local models and in the nonlocal theory, we show that for physically relevant velocities local theories using the plasmon and Drude models of dielectric response are inappropriate to describe friction, which is due to excitation of low-energy electron-hole pairs, which are properly included in nonlocal theory. We also show that inclusion of dissipation in the nonlocal electronic response has negligible influence on friction.

  2. Energy loss of intergalactic pair beams: Particle-in-Cell simulation

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    Kempf, Andreas; Spanier, Felix

    2015-01-01

    The change of the distribution function of electron-positron pair beams determines whether GeV photons can be produced as secondary radiation from TeV photons. We will discuss the instabilities driven by pair beams. The system of a thermal proton-electron plasma and the electron-positron beam is collision free. We have, therefore, used the Particle-in-Cell simulation approach. It was necessary to alter the physical parameters, but the ordering of growth rates has been retained. We were able to show that plasma instabilities can be recovered in particle-in-cell simulations, but their effect on the pair distribution function is negligible for beam-background energy density ratios typically found in blazars.

  3. CMB radiation power spectrum in CDM open universes up to 2nd order perturbations

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    Jose L. Sanz; Enrique Martinez-Gonzalez; Laura Cayon; Joseph Silk; Naoshi Sugiyama

    1996-02-28

    A second--order perturbation theory approach is developed to calculate temperature anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. Results are given for open universes and fluctuations corresponding to CDM models with either Harrison-Zeldovich (HZ) or Lyth-Stewart-Ratra-Peebles (LSRP) primordial energy--density fluctuation power spectrum. Our perturbation theory approach provides a distinctive multipole contribution as compared to the primary one, the amplitude of the effect being very dependent on normalization. For low--$\\Omega$ models, the contribution of the secondary multipoles to the radiation power spectrum is negligible both for standard recombination and reionized scenarios, with the 2--year COBE--DMR normalization. For a flat universe this contribution is $\\approx 0.1-10\\%$ depending on the reionization history of the universe and on the normalization of the power spectrum.

  4. Observational evidence for a connection between SMBHs and dark matter haloes

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    Maarten Baes; Herwig Dejonghe; Pieter Buyle; Laura Ferrarese; Gianfranco Gentile

    2004-04-23

    We investigate the relation between circular velocity vc and bulge velocity dispersion sigma in spiral galaxies, based on literature data and new spectroscopic observations. We find a strong, nearly linear vc-sigma correlation with a negligible intrinsic scatter, and a striking agreement with the corresponding relation for elliptical galaxies. The least massive galaxies (sigma < 80 km/s) significantly deviate from this relation. We combine this vc-sigma correlation with the well-known MBH-sigma relation to obtain a tight correlation between circular velocity and supermassive black hole mass, and interpret this as observational evidence for a close link between supermassive black holes and the dark matter haloes in which they presumably formed. Apart from being an important ingredient for theoretical models of galaxy formation and evolution, the relation between MBH and circular velocity has the potential to become an important practical tool in estimating supermassive black hole masses in spiral galaxies.

  5. The Effect of Weak Gravitational Lensing on the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy: Flat versus Open Universes

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    Enrique Martinez-Gonzalez; Jose L. Sanz; Laura Cayon

    1997-02-26

    We have studied the effect of gravitational lensing on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy in flat and open universes. We develop a formalism to calculate the changes on the radiation power spectrum induced by lensing in the Newtonian and synchronous-comoving gauges. The previously considered negligible contribution to the CMB radiation power spectrum of the anisotropic term of the lensing correlation is shown to be appreciable. However, considering the nonlinear evolution of the matter power spectrum produces only slight differences on the results based on linear evolution. The general conclusion for flat as well as open universes is that lensing slightly smoothes the radiation power spectrum. For a given range of multipoles the effect of lensing increases with Omega but for the same acoustic peak it decreases with $\\Omega$. The maximum contribution of lensing to the radiation power spectrum for $l\\leq 2000$ is $\\sim$ 5% for $\\Omega$ values in the range 0.1-1.

  6. Rigorous theory of nuclear fusion rates in a plasma

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    Lowell S. Brown; David C. Dooling; Dean L. Preston

    2005-09-22

    Real-time thermal field theory is used to reveal the structure of plasma corrections to nuclear reactions. Previous results are recovered in a fashion that clarifies their nature, and new extensions are made. Brown and Yaffe have introduced the methods of effective quantum field theory into plasma physics. They are used here to treat the interesting limiting case of dilute but very highly charged particles reacting in a dilute, one-component plasma. The highly charged particles are very strongly coupled to this background plasma. The effective field theory proves that this mean field solution plus the one-loop term dominate; higher loop corrections are negligible even though the problem involves strong coupling. Such analytic results for very strong coupling are rarely available, and they can serve as benchmarks for testing computer models.

  7. Origin of Interplanetary Dust through Optical Properties of Zodiacal Light

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    Yang, Hongu

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the origin of interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) through the optical properties, albedo and spectral gradient, of zodiacal light. The optical properties were compared with those of potential parent bodies in the solar system, which include D-type (as analogue of cometary nuclei), C-type, S-type, X-type, and B-type asteroids. We applied Bayesian inference on the mixture model made from the distribution of these sources, and found that >90% of the interplanetary dust particles originate from comets (or its spectral analogues, D-type asteroids). Although some classes of asteroids (C-type and X-type) may make a moderate contribution, ordinary chondrite-like particles from S-type asteroids occupy a negligible fraction of the interplanetary dust cloud complex. The overall optical properties of the zodiacal light were similar to those of chondritic porous IDPs, supporting the dominance of cometary particles in zodiacal cloud.

  8. Molten uranium dioxide structure and dynamics

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    Skinner, L. B.; Parise, J. B.; Benmore, C. J.; Weber, J. K.R.; Williamson, M. A.; Tamalonis, A.; Hebden, A.; Wiencek, T.; Alderman, O. L.G.; Guthrie, M.; et al

    2014-11-21

    Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the major nuclear fuel component of fission power reactors. A key concern during severe accidents is the melting and leakage of radioactive UO2 as it corrodes through its zirconium cladding and steel containment. Yet, the very high temperatures (>3140 kelvin) and chemical reactivity of molten UO2 have prevented structural studies. In this work, we combine laser heating, sample levitation, and synchrotron x-rays to obtain pair distribution function measurements of hot solid and molten UO2. The hot solid shows a substantial increase in oxygen disorder around the lambda transition (2670 K) but negligible U-O coordination change. Onmore »melting, the average U-O coordination drops from 8 to 6.7 ± 0.5. Molecular dynamics models refined to this structure predict higher U-U mobility than 8-coordinated melts.« less

  9. Impact of the control rod consumption on the reactivity control of a SFR break-even core

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    Blanchet, D.; Fontaine, B.

    2012-07-01

    Current design studies on Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) differ from those performed in the past by the fact that design criteria are now those of the Generation IV reactors. In order to improve their safety, reactors with break-even cores are preferred because they minimize the needs in terms of reactivity control and limit the consequences of control rod withdrawal. Furthermore, as the reactivity control needs are low, break-even core enables the use of absorbing materials with reduced efficiency (natural boron, hafnium...). Nevertheless, the use of control rods with few absorbing materials may present the disadvantage of a non-negligible ({approx}10%) loss of efficiency due to their consumption under irradiation. This paper presents a methodology to calculate accurately and analyze this consumption. (authors)

  10. Preparation of water soluble L-arginine capped CdSe/ZnS QDs and their interaction with synthetic DNA: Picosecond-resolved FRET study

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    Giri, Anupam; Goswami, Nirmal; Lemmens, Peter; Pal, Samir Kumar

    2012-08-15

    Graphical abstract: Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) studies on the interaction of water soluble arginine-capped CdSe/ZnS QDs with ethidium bromide (EB) labeled synthetic dodecamer DNA. Highlights: ? We have solubilized CdSe/ZnS QD in water replacing their TOPO ligand by L-arginine. ? We have studied arginine@QD–DNA interaction using FRET technique. ? Arginine@QDs act as energy donor and ethidium bromide-DNA acts as energy acceptor. ? We have applied a kinetic model to understand the kinetics of energy transfer. ? Circular dichroism studies revealed negligible perturbation in the DNA B-form in the arg@QD-DNA complex. -- Abstract: We have exchanged TOPO (trioctylphosphine oxide) ligand of CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots (QDs) with an amino acid L-arginine (Arg) at the toluene/water interface and eventually rendered the QDs from toluene to aqueous phase. We have studied the interaction of the water soluble Arg-capped QDs (energy donor) with ethidium (EB) labeled synthetic dodecamer DNA (energy acceptor) using picoseconds resolved Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) technique. Furthermore, we have applied a model developed by M. Tachiya to understand the kinetics of energy transfer and the distribution of acceptor (EB-DNA) molecules around the donor QDs. Circular dichroism (CD) studies revealed a negligible perturbation in the native B-form structure of the DNA upon interaction with Arg-capped QDs. The melting and the rehybridization pathways of the DNA attached to the QDs have been monitored by the CD which reveals hydrogen bonding is the associative mechanism for interaction between Arg-capped QDs and DNA.

  11. The solar photospheric abundance of hafnium and thorium. Results from CO5BOLD 3D hydrodynamic model atmospheres

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    Elisabetta Caffau; L. Sbordone; H. -G. Ludwig; P. Bonifacio; M. Steffen; N. T. Behara

    2008-03-25

    Context: The stable element hafnium (Hf) and the radioactive element thorium (Th) were recently suggested as a suitable pair for radioactive dating of stars. The applicability of this elemental pair needs to be established for stellar spectroscopy. Aims: We aim at a spectroscopic determination of the abundance of Hf and Th in the solar photosphere based on a \\cobold 3D hydrodynamical model atmosphere. We put this into a wider context by investigating 3D abundance corrections for a set of G- and F-type dwarfs. Method: High-resolution, high signal-to-noise solar spectra were compared to line synthesis calculations performed on a solar CO5BOLD model. For the other atmospheres, we compared synthetic spectra of CO5BOLD 3D and associated 1D models. Results: For Hf we find a photospheric abundance A(Hf)=0.87+-0.04, in good agreement with a previous analysis, based on 1D model atmospheres. The weak Th ii 401.9 nm line constitutes the only Th abundance indicator available in the solar spectrum. It lies in the red wing of an Ni-Fe blend exhibiting a non-negligible convective asymmetry. Accounting for the asymmetry-related additional absorption, we obtain A(Th)=0.09+-0.03, consistent with the meteoritic abundance, and about 0.1 dex lower than obtained in previous photospheric abundance determinations. Conclusions: Only for the second time, to our knowledge, has am non-negligible effect of convective line asymmetries on an abundance derivation been highlighted. Three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations should be employed to measure Th abundances in dwarfs if similar blending is present, as in the solar case. In contrast, 3D effects on Hf abundances are small in G- to mid F-type dwarfs and sub-giants, and 1D model atmospheres can be conveniently used.

  12. A testing and HVAC design methodology for air-to-air heat pipe heat exchangers

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    Guo, P.; Ciepliski, D.L.; Besant, R.W. [Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1998-10-01

    Air-to-air heat pipe heat exchangers were tested using ASHRAE Standard 84-1991 as a guide. Some changes are introduced for the test facility and methods of calculating effectiveness. ASME PTC 19.1-1985 is used as a guide for uncertainty analysis. Tests were done for a range of mass flux [1.574 to 2.912 kg/(m{sup 2}{center_dot}s)], ratios of mass flow rates (0.6 to 1.85), supply air temperatures ({minus}10 C to 40 C), and heat exchanger tilt angles ({minus}8.9{degree} to 11.2{degree}). Because humidity changes in the exhaust and supply air streams were negligible, only the effectiveness of sensible and of total energy was considered. Measured and calculated results show significant variations in the effectiveness of sensible and of total energy, and uncertainties with each independent variable. For balanced exhaust and supply flow rates at {minus}10 C supply air temperature and 1.574 kg/(m{sup 2}{center_dot}s) mass flux, the measured effectiveness for sensible and total energy was calculated to be 0.48 and 0.44, respectively, with uncertainties of 0.057 and 0.052. These measurements decreased to 0.42 and 0.37, with uncertainties of 0.016 and 0.018 for a mass flux of 2.912 kg/(m{sup 2}{center_dot}s). Because water vapor condensation effects were small or negligible, the difference between the effectiveness for the sensible and total energy was within the overlapping uncertainty range of each. Based on counterflow heat exchanger theory and convective heat transfer equations, expressions are presented to extrapolate the effectiveness data between and beyond the measured data points. These effectiveness equations, which represent the variation in effectiveness with several independent operating variables, are used for HVAC design that is aimed at achieving minimum life-cycle costs.

  13. SHORT VERSUS LONG AND COLLAPSARS VERSUS NON-COLLAPSARS: A QUANTITATIVE CLASSIFICATION OF GAMMA-RAY BURSTS

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    Bromberg, Omer; Piran, Tsvi; Sari, Re'em [Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem (Israel)] [Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem (Israel); Nakar, Ehud [The Raymond and Berverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv (Israel)] [The Raymond and Berverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv (Israel)

    2013-02-20

    Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are traditionally divided into long and short according to their durations (lg2 s). It was generally believed that this reflects a different physical origin: collapsars (long) and non-collapsars (short). We have recently shown that the duration distribution of collapsars is flat, namely, independent of the duration, at short durations. Using this model for the distribution of Collapsars we determine the duration distribution of non-Collapsars and estimate the probability that a burst with a given duration (and hardness) is a Collapsar or not. We find that this probability depends strongly on the spectral window of the observing detector. While the commonly used limit of 2 s is conservative and suitable for BATSE bursts, 40% of Swift's bursts shorter than 2 s are Collapsars and the division lg0.8 s is more suitable for Swift. We find that the duration overlap of the two populations is very large. On the one hand there is a non-negligible fraction of non-Collapsars longer than 10 s, while on the other hand even bursts shorter than 0.5 s in the Swift sample have a non-negligible probability to be Collapsars. Our results enable the construction of non-Collapsar samples while controlling the Collapsar contamination. They also highlight that no firm conclusions can be drawn based on a single burst and they have numerous implications concerning previous studies of non-Collapsar properties that were based on the current significantly contaminated Swift samples of localized short GRBs. Specifically (1) all known short bursts with z > 1 are most likely Collapsars; (2) the only short burst with a clear jet break is most likely a Collapsar, indicating our lack of knowledge concerning non-Collapsar beaming; and (3) the existence of non-Collapsars with durations up to 10 s imposes new challenges to non-Collapsar models.

  14. Hydrogeologic characterization of an arid zone Radioactive Waste Management Site

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    Ginanni, J.M.; O`Neill, L.J. [USDOE Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Hammermeister, D.P.; Blout, D.O.; Dozier, B.L.; Sully, M.J.; Johnejack, K.R.; Emer, D.F. [Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Tyler, S.W. [Nevada Univ., Reno, NV (United States). Desert Research Inst.

    1994-06-01

    An in-depth subsurface site characterization and monitoring program for the soil water migration pathway has been planned, implemented, and completed to satisfy data requirements for a waiver from groundwater monitoring, for an exemption from liner leachate collections systems, and for different regulatory driven performance assessments. A traditional scientific approach has been taken to focus characterization and monitoring efforts. This involved developing a conceptual model of the hydrogeologic system and defining and testing hypotheses about this model. Specific hypotheses tested included: that the system was hydrologically heterogenous and anisotropic, and that recharge was very low or negligible. Mineralogical, physical, and hydrologic data collected to test hypotheses has shown the hydrologic system to be remarkably homogenous and isotropic rather than heterogenous and anisotropic. Both hydrodynamic and environmental tracer approaches for estimating recharge have led to the conclusion that recharge from the Area 5 RWMS is not occurring in the upper region of the vadose zone, and that recharge at depth is extremely small or negligible. This demonstration of ``no migration of hazardous constituents to the water table satisfies a key requirement for both the groundwater monitoring waiver and the exemption from liner leachate collection systems. Data obtained from testing hypotheses concerning the soil water migration pathway have been used to refine the conceptual model of the hydrogeologic system of the site. These data suggest that the soil gas and atmospheric air pathways may be more important for transporting contaminants to the accessible environment than the soil water pathway. New hypotheses have been developed about these pathways, and characterization and monitoring activities designed to collect data to test these hypotheses.

  15. The Propagation of Light Pollution in Diffusely Urbanised Areas

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    P. Cinzano

    1998-11-19

    The knowledge of the contribution $b_d(d)$ to the artificial sky luminance in a given point of the sky of a site produced by the sources beyond a given distance $d$ from it is important to understand the behaviour of light pollution in diffusely urbanized areas and to estimate which fraction of the artificial luminance would be regulated by norms or laws limiting the light wasted upward within protection areas of given radii. I studied the behaviour of $b_d(d)$ constructing a model for the propagation of the light pollution based on the modelling technique introduced by Garstang which allows to calculate the contribution to the artificial luminance in a given point of the sky of a site of given altitude above sea level, produced by a source of given emission and geographic position. I obtained $b_d(d)$ integrating the contribution to the artificial luminance from every source situated at a distance greater than $d$. I also presented an analitical expression for $b_d(d)$ depending mainly from one parameter, a core radius, well reproducing model's results. In this paper I present the results for $b_d(d)$ at some Italian Astronomical Observatories. In a diffusely urbanised territory the artificial sky luminance produced by sources located at large distances from the site is not negligible due at the additive character of light pollution and its propagation at large distances. Only when the core radius is small, e.g. for sites in the inner outskirts of a city, the sky luminance from sources beyond few kilometers is negligible. The radii of protection zones around Observatories needs to be large in order that prescriptions limiting upward light be really effective.

  16. Stability of the Moons orbits in Solar system in the restricted three-body problem

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    Sergey V. Ershkov

    2015-06-12

    We consider the equations of motion of three-body problem in a Lagrange form (which means a consideration of relative motions of 3-bodies in regard to each other). Analyzing such a system of equations, we consider in details the case of moon motion of negligible mass m3 around the 2-nd of two giant-bodies m1, m2 (which are rotating around their common centre of masses on Kepler trajectories), the mass of which is assumed to be less than the mass of central body. Under assumptions of R3BP, we obtain the equations of motion which describe the relative mutual motion of the centre of mass of 2-nd giant-body m2 (Planet) and the centre of mass of 3-rd body (Moon) with additional effective mass placed in that centre of mass. They should be rotating around their common centre of masses on Kepler elliptic orbits. For negligible effective mass it gives the equations of motion which should describe a quasi-elliptic orbit of 3-rd body (Moon) around the 2-nd body m2 (Planet) for most of the moons of the Planets in Solar system. But the orbit of Earth Moon should be considered as non-constant elliptic motion for the effective mass 0.0178m2 placed in the centre of mass for the 3-rd body (Moon). The position of their common centre of masses should obviously differ for the real mass m3 = 0.0123m2 and for the effective mass (0.0055+0.0123)m2 placed in the centre of mass of the Moon.

  17. Structure formation in inhomogeneous Early Dark Energy models

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    Batista, R.C. [Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Caixa Postal 1524, 59072-970, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil); Pace, F., E-mail: rbatista@ect.ufrn.br, E-mail: francesco.pace@port.ac.uk [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom)

    2013-06-01

    We study the impact of Early Dark Energy fluctuations in the linear and non-linear regimes of structure formation. In these models the energy density of dark energy is non-negligible at high redshifts and the fluctuations in the dark energy component can have the same order of magnitude of dark matter fluctuations. Since two basic approximations usually taken in the standard scenario of quintessence models, that both dark energy density during the matter dominated period and dark energy fluctuations on small scales are negligible, are not valid in such models, we first study approximate analytical solutions for dark matter and dark energy perturbations in the linear regime. This study is helpful to find consistent initial conditions for the system of equations and to analytically understand the effects of Early Dark Energy and its fluctuations, which are also verified numerically. In the linear regime we compute the matter growth and variation of the gravitational potential associated with the Integrated Sachs-Wolf effect, showing that these observables present important modifications due to Early Dark Energy fluctuations, though making them more similar to the ?CDM model. We also make use of the Spherical Collapse model to study the influence of Early Dark Energy fluctuations in the nonlinear regime of structure formation, especially on ?{sub c} parameter, and their contribution to the halo mass, which we show can be of the order of 10%. We finally compute how the number density of halos is modified in comparison to the ?CDM model and address the problem of how to correct the mass function in order to take into account the contribution of clustered dark energy. We conclude that the inhomogeneous Early Dark Energy models are more similar to the ?CDM model than its homogeneous counterparts.

  18. Investigation of a Novel NDE Method for Monitoring Thermomechanical Damage and Microstructure Evolution in Ferritic-Martensitic Steels for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems

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    Nagy, Peter

    2013-09-30

    The main goal of the proposed project is the development of validated nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for in situ monitoring of ferritic-martensitic steels like Grade 91 9Cr-1Mo, which are candidate materials for Generation IV nuclear energy structural components operating at temperatures up to ~650{degree}C and for steam-generator tubing for sodium-cooled fast reactors. Full assessment of thermomechanical damage requires a clear separation between thermally activated microstructural evolution and creep damage caused by simultaneous mechanical stress. Creep damage can be classified as "negligible" creep without significant plastic strain and "ordinary" creep of the primary, secondary, and tertiary kind that is accompanied by significant plastic deformation and/or cavity nucleation and growth. Under negligible creep conditions of interest in this project, minimal or no plastic strain occurs, and the accumulation of creep damage does not significantly reduce the fatigue life of a structural component so that low-temperature design rules, such as the ASME Section III, Subsection NB, can be applied with confidence. The proposed research project will utilize a multifaceted approach in which the feasibility of electrical conductivity and thermo-electric monitoring methods is researched and coupled with detailed post-thermal/creep exposure characterization of microstructural changes and damage processes using state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques, with the aim of establishing the most effective nondestructive materials evaluation technique for particular degradation modes in high-temperature alloys that are candidates for use in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) as well as providing the necessary mechanism-based underpinnings for relating the two. Only techniques suitable for practical application in situ will be considered. As the project evolves and results accumulate, we will also study the use of this technique for monitoring other GEN IV materials. Through the results obtained from this integrated materials behavior and NDE study, new insight will be gained into the best nondestructive creep and microstructure monitoring methods for the particular mechanisms identified in these materials. The proposed project includes collaboration with a national laboratory partner and the results will also serve as a foundation to guide the efforts of scientists in the DOE laboratory, university, and industrial communities concerned with the technological challenges of monitoring creep and microstructural evolution in materials planned to be used in Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems.

  19. Diffuse ?-ray emission from galactic pulsars

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    Calore, F. [GRAPPA Institute, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1090 GL Amsterdam (Netherlands); Di Mauro, M.; Donato, F., E-mail: f.calore@uva.nl, E-mail: mattia.dimauro@to.infn.it, E-mail: donato@to.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Torino University and INFN, Sezione di Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino (Italy)

    2014-11-20

    Millisecond pulsars (MSPs) are old fast-spinning neutron stars that represent the second most abundant source population discovered by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (Fermi). As guaranteed ?-ray emitters, they might contribute non-negligibly to the diffuse emission measured at high latitudes by Fermi-LAT (i.e., the Isotropic Diffuse ?-Ray Background (IDGRB)), which is believed to arise from the superposition of several components of galactic and extragalactic origin. Additionally, ?-ray sources also contribute to the anisotropy of the IDGRB measured on small scales by Fermi-LAT. In this manuscript we aim to assess the contribution of the unresolved counterpart of the detected MSPs population to the IDGRB and the maximal fraction of the measured anisotropy produced by this source class. To this end, we model the MSPs' spatial distribution in the Galaxy and the ?-ray emission parameters by considering observational constraints coming from the Australia Telescope National Facility pulsar catalog and the Second Fermi-LAT Catalog of ?-ray pulsars. By simulating a large number of MSP populations through a Monte Carlo simulation, we compute the average diffuse emission and the anisotropy 1? upper limit. We find that the emission from unresolved MSPs at 2 GeV, where the peak of the spectrum is located, is at most 0.9% of the measured IDGRB above 10° in latitude. The 1? upper limit on the angular power for unresolved MSP sources turns out to be about a factor of 60 smaller than Fermi-LAT measurements above 30°. Our results indicate that this galactic source class represents a negligible contributor to the high-latitude ?-ray sky and confirm that most of the intensity and geometrical properties of the measured diffuse emission are imputable to other extragalactic source classes (e.g., blazars, misaligned active galactic nuclei, or star-forming galaxies). Nevertheless, because MSPs are more concentrated toward the galactic center, we expect them to contribute significantly to the ?-ray diffuse emission at low latitudes. Because, along the galactic disk, the population of young pulsars overcomes in number that of MSPs, we compute the ?-ray emission from the whole population of unresolved pulsars, both young and millisecond, in two low-latitude regions: the inner Galaxy and the galactic center.

  20. 'Radiotoxicity Index': An Inappropriate Discriminator for Advanced Fuel Cycle Technology Selection - 12276

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    Kessler, John; Sowder, Andrew [Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262 (United States); Apted, Michael; Kozak, Matthew [Intera, Inc., Denver, Colorado 80235 (United States); Nutt, Mark [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Swift, Peter [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)

    2012-07-01

    A radiotoxicity index (RI) is often used as a figure of merit for evaluating for evaluating the attractiveness of employing an advanced fuel cycle (i.e., a fuel cycle that uses some combination of separations and other reactor technologies, such as fast reactors), rather than continued use of the current 'once-through' fuel cycle. The RI is calculated by multiplying the amount of every radionuclide found in a waste form for some unit amount of waste times the drinking water dose conversion factor, DCF, for each radionuclide, then summing these together. Some argue that if the RI for an advanced fuel cycle is lower than the RI for a once-through fuel cycle, then implementation of the particular advanced fuel cycle has merit because it reduces the radiotoxicity of the waste. Use of an RI for justifying separations technologies and other components of advanced fuel cycles is not only inappropriate, but can be misleading with respect to judging benefits of advance fuel cycle options. The disposal system, through its use of multiple engineered and natural barriers to migration, eliminates most of the radionuclides contributing to the RI such that additional separations technologies will make little difference to peak dose rates. What must also be considered is the health/dose risk caused to workers and the public by the construction and operation of the separations facility itself. Thus, use of RI may lead to selection of separations technologies that may have a negligible effect on lowering the potential health risks associated with disposal, but will increase real worker and public health risks in the near term. The use of the radiotoxicity index (RI) as a figure of merit for justifying advanced fuel cycles involving separations technologies is not only inappropriate, but can be misleading with respect to judging benefits of advance fuel cycle options. The disposal system, through its use of multiple engineered and natural barriers to migration, eliminates most of the radionuclides contributing to the RI such that additional separations technologies will make little difference to peak dose rates. What must also be considered is the health/dose risk caused to workers and the public by the construction and operation of the separations facility itself. Thus, use of RI may lead to selection of separations technologies that may have a negligible effect on lowering the potential health risks associated with disposal, but will increase real worker and public health risks in the near term. (authors)

  1. Neutron Interactions in the CUORE Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment

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    Dolinski, M J

    2008-09-24

    Neutrinoless double beta decay (0{nu}DBD) is a lepton-number violating process that can occur only for a massive Majorana neutrino. The search for 0{nu}DBD is currently the only practical experimental way to determine whether neutrinos are identical to their own antiparticles (Majorana neutrinos) or have distinct particle and anti-particle states (Dirac neutrinos). In addition, the observation of 0{nu}DBD can provide information about the absolute mass scale of the neutrino. The Cuoricino experiment was a sensitive search for 0{nu}DBD, as well as a proof of principle for the next generation experiment, CUORE. CUORE will search for 0{nu}DBD of {sup 130}Te with a ton-scale array of unenriched TeO{sub 2} bolometers. By increasing mass and decreasing the background for 0{nu}DBD, the half-life sensitivity of CUORE will be a factor of twenty better than that of Cuoricino. The site for both of these experiments is the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, an underground laboratory with 3300 meters water equivalent rock overburden and a cosmic ray muon attenuation factor of 10{sup -6}. Because of the extreme low background requirements for CUORE, it is important that all potential sources of background in the 0{nu}DBD peak region at 2530 keV are well understood. One potential source of background for CUORE comes from neutrons, which can be produced underground both by ({alpha},n) reactions and by fast cosmic ray muon interactions. Preliminary simulations by the CUORE collaboration indicate that these backgrounds will be negligible for CUORE. However, in order to accurately simulate the expected neutron background, it is important to understand the cross sections for neutron interactions with detector materials. In order to help refine these simulations, I have measured the gamma-ray production cross sections for interactions of neutrons on the abundant stable isotopes of Te using the GEANIE detector array at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. In addition, I have used the GEANIE data to set an upper limit for the production of a 2529 keV gamma-ray from the {sup 126}Te(n,n{prime}{gamma}) reaction. This gamma-ray is a potential source of interference for the 0{nu}DBD peak. Based on this measurement, the contribution of this line to the background is expected to be negligible.

  2. Cell body rocking is a dominant mechanism for flagellar synchronization in a swimming alga

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    Veikko Geyer; Frank Jülicher; Jonathon Howard; Benjamin M Friedrich

    2013-11-23

    The unicellular green algae Chlamydomonas swims with two flagella, which can synchronize their beat. Synchronized beating is required to swim both fast and straight. A long-standing hypothesis proposes that synchronization of flagella results from hydrodynamic coupling, but the details are not understood. Here, we present realistic hydrodynamic computations and high-speed tracking experiments of swimming cells that show how a perturbation from the synchronized state causes rotational motion of the cell body. This rotation feeds back on the flagellar dynamics via hydrodynamic friction forces and rapidly restores the synchronized state in our theory. We calculate that this `cell body rocking' provides the dominant contribution to synchronization in swimming cells, whereas direct hydrodynamic interactions between the flagella contribute negligibly. We experimentally confirmed the coupling between flagellar beating and cell body rocking predicted by our theory. This work appeared also in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the U.S.A as: Geyer et al., PNAS 110(45), p. 18058(6), 2013.

  3. A new clocking method for a charge coupled device

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    Umezu, Rika; Kitamoto, Shunji, E-mail: kitamoto@rikkyo.ac.jp [Department of Physics, College of Science, Rikkyo University, 3-34-1, Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima–ku, Tokyo 171–8501 (Japan); Murakami, Hiroshi [Department of Information Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tohoku Gakuin University, 2-1-1 Tenjinzawa, Izumi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 981-3193 (Japan)

    2014-07-15

    We propose and demonstrate a new clocking method for a charge-coupled device (CCD). When a CCD is used for a photon counting detector of X-rays, its weak point is a limitation of its counting rate, because high counting rate makes non-negligible pile-up of photons. In astronomical usage, this pile-up is especially severe for an observation of a bright point-like object. One typical idea to reduce the pile-up is a parallel sum (P-sum) mode. This mode completely loses one-dimensional information. Our new clocking method, panning mode, provides complementary properties between the normal mode and the P-sum mode. We performed a simple simulation in order to investigate a pile-up probability and compared the simulated result and actual obtained event rates. Using this simulation and the experimental results, we compared the pile-up tolerance of various clocking modes including our new method and also compared their other characteristics.

  4. In Summary: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 1997

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    R. G. Mitchell; D. E. Roush, Jr.; R. B. Evans

    1998-10-01

    Scientists from the Environmental Science and Research Foundation, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company, the US Geological Survey, and other INEEL contractors monitored the environment on and around the INEEL to find contaminants attributable to the INEEL. During 1997, exposures from the INEEL to the public were found to be negligible. Pathways by which INEEL contaminants might reach people were monitored. These included air, precipitation, water, locally grown food (wheat, milk, potatoes, and lettuce), livestock, game animals, and direct radiation. Results from samples collected to monitor these pathways often contain radioactivity from natural sources and nuclear weapons testing carried out in the 1950s and 1960s, termed ''background radioactivity.'' According to the results obtained in 1997, radioactivity from operations at the INEEL could not be distinguished from this background radioactivity in the regions surrounding the INEEL. Because radioactivity from t! he INEEL wa s not detected by offsite environmental surveillance methods, computer models were used to estimate a radiation dose to people. The hypothetical maximum individual dose from the INEEL was calculated to be 0.03 millirem. That is 0.008 percent of an average person's annual dose from background radiation in southeast Idaho.

  5. Single-photon detectors based on ultra-narrow superconducting nanowires

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    F. Marsili; F. Najafi; E. Dauler; F. Bellei; X. Hu; M. C. Csete; R. Molnar; K. K. Berggren

    2011-02-09

    Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) perform single-photon counting with exceptional sensitivity and time resolution at near-infrared wavelengths. State-of-the-art SNSPDs, based on 100 nm-wide, 4 to 5 nm thick NbN nanowires, are vulnerable to constrictions, which significantly limit their yield. Also, their sensitivity becomes negligible beyond 2 \\mu m wavelength, which makes them unsuitable for mid-infrared applications. SNSPDs based on few-tens-of-nanometer-wide nanowires are expected to efficiently detect mid-infrared photons and to operate at low bias currents, so constrictions may have less impact on their performance. Prior to this work, SNSPDs based on nanowires narrower than 50-nm had not been demonstrated because: (1) the SNSPD signal is roughly proportional to the nanowire width, so narrow nanowires have poor signal-to-noise ratio; and (2) fabrication at these length scales is extremely challenging. In this letter we report how we addressed these issues and demonstrated single-photon detection (20% detection efficiency at 1550 nm wavelength) with 30- and 20-nm-wide-nanowire detectors.

  6. On the White Dwarf distances to Galactic Globular Clusters

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    M. Salaris; S. Cassisi; E. Garcia-Berro; J. Isern; S. Torres

    2001-03-20

    We analyze in detail various possible sources of systematic errors on the distances of globular clusters derived by fitting a local template DA white dwarf sequence to the cluster counterpart (the so-called WD-fitting technique). We find that the unknown thickness of the hydrogen layer of white dwarfs in clusters plays a non negligible role. For reasonable assumptions - supported by the few sparse available observational constraints - about the unknown mass and thickness of the hydrogen layer for the cluster white dwarfs, a realistic estimate of the systematic error on the distance is within +-0.10 mag. However, particular combinations of white dwarf masses and envelope thicknesses - which at present cannot be excluded a priori - could produce larger errors. Contamination of the cluster DA sequence by non-DA white dwarfs introduces a very small systematic error of about -0.03 mag in the Mv/(V-I) plane, but in the Mv/(B-V) plane the systematic error amounts to ~ +0.20 mag. Contamination by white dwarfs with helium cores should not influence appreciably the WD-fitting distances. Finally, we obtain a derivative D((m-M)v)/D(E(B-V))~ -5.5 for the WD-fitting distances, which is very similar to the dependence found when using the Main Sequence fitting technique.

  7. A comparison of hydrogen vs. helium glow discharge effects on fusion device first-wall conditioning

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    Dylla, H.F.

    1989-09-01

    Hydrogen- and deuterium-fueled glow discharges are used for the initial conditioning of magnetic fusion device vacuum vessels following evacuation from atmospheric pressure. Hydrogenic glow discharge conditioning (GDC) significantly reduces the near-surface concentration of simple adsorbates, such as H/sub 2/O, CO, and CH/sub 4/, and lowers ion-induced desorption coefficients by typically three orders of magnitude. The time evolution of the residual gas production observed during hydrogen-glow discharge conditioning of the carbon first-wall structure of the TFTR device is similar to the time evolution observed during hydrogen GDC of the initial first-wall configuration in TFTR, which was primarily stainless steel. Recently, helium GDC has been investigated for several wall-conditioning tasks on a number of tokamaks including TFTR. Helium GDC shows negligible impurity removal with stainless steel walls. For impurity conditioning with carbon walls, helium GDC shows significant desorption of H/sub 2/O, CO, and CO/sub 2/; however, the total desorption yield is limited to the monolayer range. In addition, helium GDC can be used to displace hydrogen isotopes from the near-surface region of carbon first-walls in order to lower hydrogenic retention and recycling. 38 refs., 6 figs.

  8. Galvanic corrosion of a copper alloy in lithium bromide heavy brine environments

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    Itzhak, D.; Greenberg, T.

    1999-08-01

    Galvanic corrosion of the copper alloy 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni was studied in 55 wt% lithium bromide (LiBr) environments. The galvanic couples studied were: 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni-Ti2, 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni-Ti7, 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni-30% Cu-70% Ni, 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni-Pb, 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni-Ag, and 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni-Sn. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements, open-circuit potential (OCP), and weight change measurements were carried out to evaluate the galvanic effect. Results indicated that Ti alloys and 30% Cu-70% Ni were the most passive alloys tested, and they behaved as cathodes. Although galvanic corrosion was expected, a negligible effect was measured because of an effective passivation layer on the surface of Ti alloys and 30% Cu-70% Ni. Pb, Ag, and Sn showed anodic behavior as compared to 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni. As a result of the galvanic coupling, significant weight loss of these metals was measured. Sn was the most effective anode as compared to the other tested alloys; it acted as a sacrificial anode. Sn provided effective cathodic protection to 84% Cu-15% Zn-1% Ni in 55 wt% LiBr environments at 140 C.

  9. Carrier transport properties of the Group-IV ferromagnetic semiconductor Ge{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x} with and without boron doping

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    Ban, Yoshisuke, E-mail: ban@cryst.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Wakabayashi, Yuki; Akiyama, Ryota; Nakane, Ryosho; Tanaka, Masaaki, E-mail: masaaki@ee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

    2014-09-15

    We have investigated the transport and magnetic properties of group-IV ferromagnetic semiconductor Ge{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x} films (x = 1.0 and 2.3%) with and without boron doping grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). In order to accurately measure the transport properties of 100-nm-thick Ge{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x} films, (001)-oriented silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers with an ultra-thin Si body layer (?5 nm) were used as substrates. Owing to the low Fe content, the hole concentration and mobility in the Ge{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x} films were exactly estimated by Hall measurements because the anomalous Hall effect in these films was found to be negligibly small. By boron doping, we increased the hole concentration in Ge{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x} from ?10{sup 18} cm{sup ?3} to ?10{sup 20} cm{sup ?3} (x = 1.0%) and to ?10{sup 19} cm{sup ?3} (x = 2.3%), but no correlation was observed between the hole concentration and magnetic properties. This result presents a contrast to the hole-induced ferromagnetism in III-V ferromagnetic semiconductors.

  10. Symmetry potential of $\\Delta(1232)$ resonance and its effects on the $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio in heavy-ion collisions near the pion production threshold

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    Li, Bao-An

    2015-01-01

    Effects of the completely unknown symmetry (isovector) potential of the \\D on the total and differential \\rpi in heavy-ion collisions at beam energies from 100 to 1000 MeV/A are explored within an isospin-dependent transport model IBUU. The effects are found to be negligible at beam energies above the pion production threshold due to the very short lifetimes of less than 2 fm/c for $\\Delta$ resonances with masses around $m_{\\Delta}=1232$ MeV, leaving the $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratios of especially the energetic pions still a reliable probe of the high-density behavior of nuclear symmetry energy $E_{sym}(\\rho)$. However, as the beam energy becomes deeply sub-threshold for pion production, effects of the $\\Delta$ symmetry potential becomes appreciable especially on the \\rpi of low-energy pions from the decays of low-mass $\\Delta$ resonances which have lived long enough to be affected by their mean-field potentials, providing a useful tool to study the symmetry potential and spectroscopy of $\\Delta$ resonances in neutron...

  11. The GISMO two-millimeter deep field in GOODS-N

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    Staguhn, Johannes G.; Kovács, Attila; Arendt, Richard G.; Benford, Dominic J.; Dwek, Eli; Fixsen, Dale J.; Jhabvala, Christine A.; Maher, Stephen F.; Miller, Timothy M.; Moseley, S. Harvey; Sharp, Elmer H.; Wollack, Edward J.; Decarli, Roberto; Walter, Fabian; Hilton, Gene C.; Irwin, Kent D.; Karim, Alexander; Leclercq, Samuel

    2014-07-20

    We present deep continuum observations using the GISMO camera at a wavelength of 2 mm centered on the Hubble Deep Field in the GOODS-N field. These are the first deep field observations ever obtained at this wavelength. The 1? sensitivity in the innermost ?4' of the 7' diameter map is ?135 ?Jy beam{sup –1}, a factor of three higher in flux/beam sensitivity than the deepest available SCUBA 850 ?m observations, and almost a factor of four higher in flux/beam sensitivity than the combined MAMBO/AzTEC 1.2 mm observations of this region. Our source extraction algorithm identifies 12 sources directly, and another 3 through correlation with known sources at 1.2 mm and 850 ?m. Five of the directly detected GISMO sources have counterparts in the MAMBO/AzTEC catalog, and four of those also have SCUBA counterparts. HDF850.1, one of the first blank-field detected submillimeter galaxies, is now detected at 2 mm. The median redshift of all sources with counterparts of known redshifts is z-tilde =2.91±0.94. Statistically, the detections are most likely real for five of the seven 2 mm sources without shorter wavelength counterparts, while the probability for none of them being real is negligible.

  12. Analysis of candidate silicon carbide recuperator materials exposed to industrial furnace environments

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    Federer, J.I.; Tiegs, T.N.; Kotchick, D.M.; Petrak, D.

    1985-07-01

    Several SiC ceramics were exposed to the combustion environment in six industrial furnaces to determine their corrosion resistance. The matrials were sintered-..cap alpha.. (Hexoloy SA), Sintride, recrystallized (NC-400), CVD SiC coated NC-400, siliconized (NC-430), reaction sintered (SC-X and KT), and Si/sub 3/N/sub 4/-bounded (C/75 and CN-178). Tubes of these materials were exposed in two aluminum remelt furnaces, a forge furnace, a steel reheat furnace, and two steel soaking pits at temperatures of 925 to 1250/sup 0/C for periods of 530 to 5545 h. Significant corrosion occurred in specimens exposed to aluminum remelt furnaces and one of the steel soaking pits, whereas corrosion in the other furnaces was substantially less or negligible. The average C-ring fracture strengths of Hexoloy SA and NC-430, the only materials so tested, were substantially affected by the exposures. The lowest strength in Hexoloy SA occurred in specimens exposed in an aluminum remelt furnace, while the lowest strength in NC-430 occurred in specimens exposed in a steel soaking pit. These results show that SiC ceramics are susceptible to both corrosion and strength degradation when exposed to certain furnace environments.

  13. Stochastic dynamics and mechanosensitivity of myosin II minifilaments

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    Philipp J. Albert; Thorsten Erdmann; Ulrich S. Schwarz

    2014-09-15

    Tissue cells are in a state of permanent mechanical tension that is maintained mainly by myosin II minifilaments, which are bipolar assemblies of tens of myosin II molecular motors contracting actin networks and bundles. Here we introduce a stochastic model for myosin II minifilaments as two small myosin II motor ensembles engaging in a stochastic tug-of-war. Each of the two ensembles is described by the parallel cluster model that allows us to use exact stochastic simulations and at the same time to keep important molecular details of the myosin II cross-bridge cycle. Our simulation and analytical results reveal a strong dependence of myosin II minifilament dynamics on environmental stiffness that is reminiscent of the cellular response to substrate stiffness. For small stiffness, minifilaments form transient crosslinks exerting short spikes of force with negligible mean. For large stiffness, minifilaments form near permanent crosslinks exerting a mean force which hardly depends on environmental elasticity. This functional switch arises because dissociation after the power stroke is suppressed by force (catch bonding) and because ensembles can no longer perform the power stroke at large forces. Symmetric myosin II minifilaments perform a random walk with an effective diffusion constant which decreases with increasing ensemble size, as demonstrated for rigid substrates with an analytical treatment.

  14. CME propagation: Where does the solar wind drag take over?

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    Sachdeva, Nishtha; Colaninno, Robin; Vourlidas, Angelos

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the Sun-Earth dynamics of a set of eight well observed solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs) using data from the STEREO spacecraft. We seek to quantify the extent to which momentum coupling between these CMEs and the ambient solar wind (i.e., the aerodynamic drag) influences their dynamics. To this end, we use results from a 3D flux rope model fit to the CME data. We find that solar wind aerodynamic drag adequately accounts for the dynamics of the fastest CME in our sample. For the relatively slower CMEs, we find that drag-based models initiated below heliocentric distances ranging from 15 to 50 $R_{\\odot}$ cannot account for the observed CME trajectories. This is at variance with the general perception that the dynamics of slow CMEs are influenced primarily by solar wind drag from a few $R_{\\odot}$ onwards. Several slow CMEs propagate at roughly constant speeds above 15--50 $R_{\\odot}$. Drag-based models initiated above these heights therefore require negligible aerodynamic drag to explain their...

  15. Electron microscope phase enhancement

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    Jin, Jian; Glaeser, Robert M.

    2010-06-15

    A microfabricated electron phase shift element is used for modifying the phase characteristics of an electron beam passing though its center aperture, while not affecting the more divergent portion of an incident beam to selectively provide a ninety-degree phase shift to the unscattered beam in the back focal plan of the objective lens, in order to realize Zernike-type, in-focus phase contrast in an electron microscope. One application of the element is to increase the contrast of an electron microscope for viewing weakly scattering samples while in focus. Typical weakly scattering samples include biological samples such as macromolecules, or perhaps cells. Preliminary experimental images demonstrate that these devices do apply a ninety degree phase shift as expected. Electrostatic calculations have been used to determine that fringing fields in the region of the scattered electron beams will cause a negligible phase shift as long as the ratio of electrode length to the transverse feature-size aperture is about 5:1. Calculations are underway to determine the feasibility of aspect smaller aspect ratios of about 3:1 and about 2:1.

  16. Cross-correlation measurement of quantum shot noise using homemade transimpedance amplifiers

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    Hashisaka, Masayuki Ota, Tomoaki; Yamagishi, Masakazu; Fujisawa, Toshimasa; Muraki, Koji

    2014-05-15

    We report a cross-correlation measurement system, based on a new approach, which can be used to measure shot noise in a mesoscopic conductor at milliKelvin temperatures. In contrast to other measurement systems in which high-speed low-noise voltage amplifiers are commonly used, our system employs homemade transimpedance amplifiers (TAs). The low input impedance of the TAs significantly reduces the crosstalk caused by unavoidable parasitic capacitance between wires. The TAs are designed to have a flat gain over a frequency band from 2 kHz to 1 MHz. Low-noise performance is attained by installing the TAs at a 4 K stage of a dilution refrigerator. Our system thus fulfills the technical requirements for cross-correlation measurements: low noise floor, high frequency band, and negligible crosstalk between two signal lines. Using our system, shot noise generated at a quantum point contact embedded in a quantum Hall system is measured. The good agreement between the obtained shot-noise data and theoretical predictions demonstrates the accuracy of the measurements.

  17. Torsional Oscillations of Relativistic Stars with Dipole Magnetic Fields II. Global Alfvén Modes

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    H. Sotani; K. D. Kokkotas; N. Stergioulas; M. Vavoulidis

    2006-11-21

    We investigate torsional Alfv\\'{e}n modes of relativistic stars with a global dipole magnetic field. It has been noted recently (Glampedakis et al. 2006) that such oscillation modes could serve as as an alternative explanation (in contrast to torsional crustal modes) for the SGR phenomenon, if the magnetic field is not confined to the crust. We compute global Alfv\\'{e}n modes for a representative sample of equations of state and magnetar masses, in the ideal MHD approximation and ignoring $\\ell \\pm 2$ terms in the eigenfunction. We find that the presence of a realistic crust has a negligible effect on Alfv\\'{e}n modes for $B > 4\\times 10^{15}$ G. Furthermore, we find strong avoided crossings between torsional Alfv\\'{e}n modes and torsional crust modes. For magnetar-like magnetic field strengths, the spacing between consecutive Alfv\\'{e}n modes is of the same order as the gap of avoided crossings. As a result, it is not possible to identify modes of predominantly crustal character and all oscillations are predominantly Alfv\\'{e}n-like. Interestingly, we find excellent agreement between our computed frequencies and observed frequencies in two SGRs, for a maximum magnetic field strenght in the range of (0.8--1.2)$\\times 10^{16}$ G.

  18. Consistent generation of magnetic fields in axion inflation models

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    Tomohiro Fujita; Ryo Namba; Yuichiro Tada; Naoyuki Takeda; Hiroyuki Tashiro

    2015-04-15

    There has been a growing evidence for the existence of magnetic fields in the extra-galactic regions, while the attempt to associate their origin with the inflationary epoch alone has been found extremely challenging. We therefore take into account the consistent post-inflationary evolution of the magnetic fields that are originated from vacuum fluctuations during inflation. In the model of our interest, the electromagnetic (EM) field is coupled to a pseudo-scalar inflaton $\\phi$ through the characteristic term $\\phi F\\tilde F$, breaking the conformal invariance. This interaction dynamically breaks the parity and enables a continuous production of only one of the polarization states of the EM field through tachyonic instability. The produced magnetic fields are thus helical. We find that the dominant contribution to the observed magnetic fields in this model comes from the modes that leave the horizon near the end of inflation, further enhanced by the tachyonic instability right after the end of inflation. The EM field is subsequently amplified by parametric resonance during the period of inflaton oscillation. Once the thermal plasma is formed (reheating), the produced helical magnetic fields undergo a turbulent process called inverse cascade, which shifts their peak correlation scales from smaller to larger scales. We consistently take all these effects into account within the regime where the perturbation of $\\phi$ is negligible and obtain $B_{\\rm eff} \\sim 10^{-19}$G, indicating the necessity of additional mechanisms to accommodate the observations.

  19. Enzyme immunoassay of thyroxin with a centrifugal analyzer

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    Izquierdo, J.M.; Sotorrio, P.; Quiros, A.

    1982-01-01

    We have applied a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay for determination of thyroxinin serum to the ''Cobas Bio'' centrifugal analyzer. To unbind thyroxin from its protein complex, serum is treated for 20 min with a solution of NaOH containing ''Lipex,'' an agent for sequestering free fatty acids. The immunoenzymic reaction is then automatically performed by the analyzer at 37/sup 0/C. To 20 ..mu..L of sample mixture is added 125 ..mu..L of reagent (thyroxin antibodies and NAD/sup +/) and this mixture is incubated for 10 s. Then 25 ..mu..L of start reagent (enzyme-thyroxin conjugate and malate substrate) is added and the change in absorbance is monitored at 340 nm. The standard curve is linear up to at least 200 ..mu..g of thyroxin per liter. Within-assay precision (CV) varied from 1.1 to 2.9%, between-assay precision from 3.1 to 7.8%. Analytical recovery of thyroxin was complete. The deviation of control samples from target values ranged from -2.1% to 7.0%. Interference by hemoglobin or bilirubin is negligible. Results compare favorably with those by radioimmunoassay.

  20. Awareness and Movement vs. the Spread of Epidemics - Analyzing a Dynamic Model for Urban Social/Technological Networks

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    Elsässer, Robert

    2011-01-01

    We consider the spread of epidemics in technological and social networks. How do people react? Does awareness and cautious behavior help? We analyze these questions and present a dynamic model to describe the movement of individuals and/or their mobile devices in a certain (idealistic) urban environment. Furthermore, our model incorporates the fact that different locations can accommodate a different number of people (possibly with their mobile devices), who may pass the infection to each other. We obtain two main results. First, we prove that w.r.t. our model at least a small part of the system will remain uninfected even if no countermeasures are taken. The second result shows that with certain counteractions in use, which only influence the individuals' behavior, a prevalent epidemic can be avoided. The results explain possible courses of a disease, and point out why cost-efficient countermeasures may reduce the number of total infections from a high percentage of the population to a negligible fraction.