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Bertrand, Nathalie; 10.4204/EPTCS.39.6
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Deterministic graph grammars generate regular graphs, that form a structural extension of configuration graphs of pushdown systems. In this paper, we study a probabilistic extension of regular graphs obtained by labelling the terminal arcs of the graph grammars by probabilities. Stochastic properties of these graphs are expressed using PCTL, a probabilistic extension of computation tree logic. We present here an algorithm to perform approximate verification of PCTL formulae. Moreover, we prove that the exact model-checking problem for PCTL on probabilistic regular graphs is undecidable, unless restricting to qualitative properties. Our results generalise those of EKM06, on probabilistic pushdown automata, using similar methods combined with graph grammars techniques.
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The AFN Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. In addition to the memorable keynote speeches, the expert panels and special reports, the Convention features several evenings of cultural performances known as Quyana Alaska.
Conventional regression models Unlabelled units
McCullagh, Peter
Conventional regression models Unlabelled units Consequences Sampling bias in logistic models Peter effects #12;Conventional regression models Unlabelled units Consequences Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Properties of conventional models 2 Unlabelled units Point
Conventional Hydropower Technologies (Fact Sheet)
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2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This fact sheet describes the DOE Water Power Program's conventional hydropower research and development efforts.
On completely regular and strongly regular ordered $?$-semigroups
Niovi Kehayopulu
2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
Our aim is to show the way we pass from the results of ordered semigroups (or semigroups) to ordered $\\Gamma$-semigroups (or $\\Gamma$-semigroups). The results of this note have been transferred from ordered semigroups. The concept of strongly regular $po$-$\\Gamma$-semigroups has been first introduced here and a characterization of strongly regular $po$-$\\Gamma$-semigroups is given.
REGULARITY THROUGH APPROXIMATION FOR SCALAR ...
2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Weak solutions of (C) are not unique, but both existence and uniqueness of weak so- .... u0 be the characteristic function of [0, 1] and let f(u) = u. ..... Regularity and large time behaviour of solutions of a conservation law without convex- ... [14] R. Jensen and P. E. Souganidis, A regularity result for viscosity solutions of ...
Tanana Chiefs Conference Annual Convention
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The Tanana Chiefs Conference is holding its annual convention to discuss issues in the region, hold elections, and adopt resolutions presented by Tribes.
Conventional Hydropower Technologies (Fact Sheet)
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2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The US Department of Energy conducts research on conventional hydropower technologies to increase generation and improve existing means of generating hydroelectricity.
Regularization Predicts While Discovering Taxonomy
Mroueh, Youssef
2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we discuss a regularization framework to solve multi-category when the classes are described by an underlying class taxonomy. In particular we discuss how to learn the class taxonomy while learning a multi-category ...
POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #31 - Procedures for Regularizing...
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1 - Procedures for Regularizing Illegal Appointments POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 31 - Procedures for Regularizing Illegal Appointments As part of the Department's ongoing effort to...
Thermodynamics of regular black hole
Yun Soo Myung; Yong-Wan Kim; Young-Jai Park
2008-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate thermodynamics for a magnetically charged regular black hole (MCRBH), which comes from the action of general relativity and nonlinear electromagnetics, comparing with the Reissner-Norstr\\"om (RN) black hole in both four and two dimensions after dimensional reduction. We find that there is no thermodynamic difference between the regular and RN black holes for a fixed charge $Q$ in both dimensions. This means that the condition for either singularity or regularity at the origin of coordinate does not affect the thermodynamics of black hole. Furthermore, we describe the near-horizon AdS$_2$ thermodynamics of the MCRBH with the connection of the Jackiw-Teitelboim theory. We also identify the near-horizon entropy as the statistical entropy by using the AdS$_2$/CFT$_1$ correspondence.
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The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. will be hosting its 49th Annual Convention, themed "Making a Difference for Nevada Tribes," December 8-11, 2014 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nevada.
Cadenas de caracteres Expresiones regulares
Giménez, Domingo
Algoritmos, de la asignatura de Programaci´on M´aster de Bioinform´atica Cadenas y expresiones regulares´imbolos. Normalmente se almacenan en un vector (un array de una dimensi´on). Las operaciones m´as comunes son: Asignaci´on
sed and awk Regular Expressions
Mohri, Mehryar
at a time, like grep Â· Change lines of the file Â· Non-interactive text editor Â Editing commands come in order to each input line. Â· If a command changes the input, subsequent command address will be applied and an action, where the address can be a regular expression or line number. address action command address
Alford, Simon
M1 Year - Regular Curriculum ^ Satisfactorily complete all requirements Pass at least 67% of weighted curriculum Take make-up exam(s) or approved summer course Satisfactorily complete all requirements ¹ Fail any requirement ² If No Previous Repeat Year Pass 40% to 66% of weighted curriculum * Students who
Audio Engineering Society Convention Paper
, Poland This Convention paper was selected based on a submitted abstract and 750-word precis that have the sound quality of a music performer in real-time. It consists of a software tool that computes a score is carried out to assess the correlation between systems predictions and musicians criteria. Results show
Tropical bases by regular projections
Hept, Kerstin
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the tropical variety $\\mathcal{T}(I)$ of a prime ideal $I$ generated by the polynomials $f_1, ..., f_r$ and revisit the regular projection technique introduced by Bieri and Groves from a computational point of view. In particular, we show that $I$ has a short tropical basis of cardinality at most $r + \\codim I + 1$ at the price of increased degrees, and we provide a computational description of these bases.
Conventional and Non-Conventional Nuclear Material Signatures
Gozani, Tsahi [Rapiscan Laboratories, Inc., 520 Almanor Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (United States)
2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z
The detection and interdiction of concealed special nuclear material (SNM) in all modes of transport is one of the most critical security issues facing the United States and the rest of the world. In principle, detection of nuclear materials is relatively easy because of their unique properties: all of them are radioactive and all emit some characteristic gamma rays. A few emit neutrons as well. These signatures are the basis for passive non-intrusive detection of nuclear materials. The low energy of the radiations necessitates additional means of detection and validation. These are provided by high-energy x-ray radiography and by active inspection based on inducing nuclear reactions in the nuclear materials. Positive confirmation that a nuclear material is present or absent can be provided by interrogation of the inspected object with penetrating probing radiation, such as neutrons and photons. The radiation induces specific reactions in the nuclear material yielding, in turn, penetrating signatures which can be detected outside the inspected object. The 'conventional' signatures are first and foremost fission signatures: prompt and delayed neutrons and gamma rays. Their intensity (number per fission) and the fact that they have broad energy (non-discrete, though unique) distributions and certain temporal behaviors are key to their use. The 'non-conventional' signatures are not related to the fission process but to the unique nuclear structure of each element or isotope in nature. This can be accessed through the excitation of isotopic nuclear levels (discrete and continuum) by neutron inelastic scattering or gamma resonance fluorescence. Finally there is an atomic signature, namely the high atomic number (Z>74), which obviously includes all the nuclear materials and their possible shielding. The presence of such high-Z elements can be inferred by techniques using high-energy x rays. The conventional signatures have been addressed in another article. Non-conventional signatures and some of their current or potential uses will be discussed here.
Cetane Performance and Chemistry Comparing Conventional Fuels...
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Performance and Chemistry Comparing Conventional Fuels and Fuels Derived from Heavy Crude Sources Cetane Performance and Chemistry Comparing Conventional Fuels and Fuels...
Arithmetic completely regular codes J. H. Koolen
Martin, Bill
Arithmetic completely regular codes J. H. Koolen W. S. Lee W. J. Martin December 4, 2013 Abstract In this paper, we explore completely regular codes in the Hamming graphs and related graphs. Experimental evidence suggests that many completely regular codes have the property that the eigenvalues of the code
Implementing the chemical weapons convention
Kellman, B.; Tanzman, E. A.
1999-12-07T23:59:59.000Z
In 1993, as the CWC ratification process was beginning, concerns arose that the complexity of integrating the CWC with national law could cause each nation to implement the Convention without regard to what other nations were doing, thereby causing inconsistencies among States as to how the CWC would be carried out. As a result, the author's colleagues and the author prepared the Manual for National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and presented it to each national delegation at the December 1993 meeting of the Preparatory Commission in The Hague. During its preparation, the Committee of CWC Legal Experts, a group of distinguished international jurists, law professors, legally-trained diplomats, government officials, and Parliamentarians from every region of the world, including Central Europe, reviewed the Manual. In February 1998, they finished the second edition of the Manual in order to update it in light of developments since the CWC entered into force on 29 April 1997. The Manual tries to increase understanding of the Convention by identifying its obligations and suggesting methods of meeting them. Education about CWC obligations and available alternatives to comply with these requirements can facilitate national response that are consistent among States Parties. Thus, the Manual offers options that can strengthen international realization of the Convention's goals if States Parties act compatibly in implementing them. Equally important, it is intended to build confidence that the legal issues raised by the Convention are finite and addressable. They are now nearing competition of an internet version of this document so that interested persons can access it electronically and can view the full text of all of the national implementing legislation it cites. The internet address, or URL, for the internet version of the Manual is http: //www.cwc.ard.gov. This paper draws from the Manual. It comparatively addresses approximately thirty implementing issues, showing how various States Parties have enacted measures that are responsive to CWC obligations. It is intended to highlight the issues that States Parties must address and to identify trends among States Parties that might be useful to States that have not yet made crucial decisions as to how to resolve key matters. At various points in the text, country names are listed in parenthesis to identify pieces of national legislation that demonstrate the point in the text. It should not be inferred that nations not listed have not addressed the point or have taken a different position. In some cases, a nation's position is explained in somewhat more depth to give specific detail to an assertion in the text. Attached to this paper is a chart which illustrates how States Parties in the Central European region as well as the United States respond to the issues raised. Obviously, in preparing such a chart, many subtle provisions in national legislation must be simplified. The point of the chart is to portray, on a few pages, the major trends of legislation.
Conventional power sources for colliders
Allen, M.A.
1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
At SLAC we are developing high peak-power klystrons to explore the limits of use of conventional power sources in future linear colliders. In an experimental tube we have achieved 150 MW at 1 ..mu..sec pulse width at 2856 MHz. In production tubes for SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) we routinely achieve 67 MW at 3.5 ..mu..sec pulse width and 180 pps. Over 200 of the klystrons are in routine operation in SLC. An experimental klystron at 8.568 GHz is presently under construction with a design objective of 30 MW at 1 ..mu..sec. A program is starting on the relativistic klystron whose performance will be analyzed in the exploration of the limits of klystrons at very short pulse widths.
About uniform regularity of collections of sets
2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
About uniform regularity of collections of sets. Alexander Y. Kruger · Nguyen H. Thao. Dedicated to Asen Dontchev on the occasion of his 65th birthday and.
Optimization Online - Dual Averaging Methods for Regularized ...
Lin Xiao
2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Apr 15, 2010 ... ... simple minimization problem that involves the running average of all past subgradients of the loss function and the whole regularization term, ...
UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Laughlin, Robert B.
UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS 1992 FCCC/INFORMAL/84 GE.05-62220 (E) 200705 #12;UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Convention, Acknowledging that change in the Earth's climate and its adverse effects are a common concern of humankind
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units
McCullagh, Peter
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Arguments pro-generated units #12;Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Arguments pro and con Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units
McCullagh, Peter
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference Royal Statistical Society Feb 6, 2008 Peter McCullagh Auto-generated units #12;Conventional regression Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Properties of regression models Problems
Checkpointing strategies with prediction windows Regular paper
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Checkpointing strategies with prediction windows Regular paper Guillaume Aupy1,3, Yves Robert1, a regular mode outside prediction windows, and a proactive mode inside prediction windows, whenever the size of these windows is large enough. We are able to compute the best period for any size of the prediction windows
Continuum regularization of gauge theory with fermions
Chan, H.S.
1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The continuum regularization program is discussed in the case of d-dimensional gauge theory coupled to fermions in an arbitrary representation. Two physically equivalent formulations are given. First, a Grassmann formulation is presented, which is based on the two-noise Langevin equations of Sakita, Ishikawa and Alfaro and Gavela. Second, a non-Grassmann formulation is obtained by regularized integration of the matter fields within the regularized Grassmann system. Explicit perturbation expansions are studied in both formulations, and considerable simplification is found in the integrated non-Grassmann formalism.
Comparing Evolvable Hardware to Conventional Classifiers for
Glette, Kyrre
Comparing Evolvable Hardware to Conventional Classifiers for Electromyographic Prosthetic Hand electromyographic (EMG) signals. Such signals consist of a transient phase and a steady state phase. While some
Regularization approach for tomosynthesis X-ray inspection
Tigkos, Konstantinos; Hassler, Ulf; Holub, Wolfgang; Woerlein, Norbert; Rehak, Markus [Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technologies (EZRT), Dept. Application Specific Methods and Systems (AMS), Fraunhofer IIS, Flugplatzstraße 75, 90768 Fürth (Germany)
2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z
X-ray inspection is intended to be used as an escalation technique for inspection of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) in aerospace applications, especially in case of unclear indications from ultrasonic or other NDT modalities. Due to their large dimensions, most aerospace components cannot be scanned by conventional computed tomography. In such cases, X-ray Laminography may be applied, allowing a pseudo 3D slice-by-slice reconstruction of the sample with Tomosynthesis. However, due to the limited angle acquisition geometry, reconstruction artifacts arise, especially at surfaces parallel to the imaging plane. To regularize the Tomosynthesis approach, we propose an additional prescan of the object to detect outer sample surfaces. We recommend the use of contrasted markers which are temporarily attached to the sample surfaces. The depth position of the markers is then derived from that prescan. As long as the sample surface remains simple, few markers are required to fit the respective object surfaces. The knowledge about this surface may then be used to regularize the final Tomosynthesis reconstruction, performed with markerless projections. Eventually, it can also serve as prior information for an ART reconstruction or to register a CAD model of the sample. The presented work is carried out within the European FP7 project QUICOM. We demonstrate the proposed approach within a simulation study applying an acquisition geometry suited for CFRP part inspection. A practical verification of the approach is planned later in the project.
Regularization of Tunneling Rates with Quantum Chaos
Pecora, Louis M; Wu, Dong-Ho
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study tunneling in various shaped, closed, two-dimensional, flat potential, double wells by calculating the energy splitting between symmetric and anti-symmetric state pairs. For shapes that have regular or nearly regular classical behavior (e.g. rectangular or circular) the tunneling rates vary greatly over wide ranges often by several orders of magnitude. However, for well shapes that admit more classically chaotic behavior (e.g. the stadium, the Sinai billiard) the range of tunneling rates narrows, often by orders of magnitude. This dramatic narrowing appears to come from destabilization of periodic orbits in the regular wells that produce the largest and smallest tunneling rates and causes the splitting vs. energy relation to take on a possibly universal shape. It is in this sense that we say the quantum chaos regularizes the tunneling rates.
# Team Name Captain REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Sheridan, Scott
# Team Name Captain 1 2 3 4 5 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE Sprt Score Team vs. Team Score Sprt Sprt Score Team vs. Team Score Sprt 1 vs. 2 3 vs. 4 2 vs. 3 4 vs. 5 1 vs. 3 2 vs. 5 3 vs. 5 1 vs. 4 2 vs. 4 1 vs. 5 # Team Name Captain 1 2 3 4 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE Sprt Score Team vs. Team Score Sprt Sprt
Regular Languages A language L is regular if one of the following is true
Waterloo, University of
. Language of the FA: all such words Â· L(M) = {w * where *( q0, w) A} Â· or L(M) = {w * where M accepts w} LRegular Languages A language L is regular if one of the following is true: Regular Expression Language Ã? L = Ã? L = {} a L = {a} for some a r1* L = L1* for some regular language L1 r1 r2 L = L1 L2
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units
McCullagh, Peter
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference and prediction Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Attenuation of treatment effect Problems
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units
McCullagh, Peter
Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference and prediction Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Properties of regression models Problems
an epiperimetric inequality approach to the regularity of the free ...
2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z
An epiperimetric inequality for the Signorini problem. 18. 7. C1,? regularity of the regular part of the free boundary. 28. References. 39. 1. Introduction. 1.1.
Thermal Storage with Conventional Cooling Systems
Kieninger, R. T.
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The newly opened Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA; Exxon's Computer Facility at Florham Park, NJ; The Center Square Building in Philadelphia, are success stories for demand shifting through thermal storage. These buildings employ a...
Organic agriculture cannot replace conventional agriculture
Kolokolnikov, Theodore
Organic agriculture cannot replace conventional agriculture Sina Adl , David Iron and Theodore Agriculture | Pathogen Dispersal Introduction Organic farming [1, 2] is gaining in popularity in Eu- rope, because or- ganic agriculture avoids using environmentally harmful chem- icals that pollute soil
Indian Gaming 2012 Tradeshow and Convention
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The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) 2012 tradeshow and convention will take place April 1-4, 2012, in San Diego, California. The event features seminars and trainings and other activities...
The random lattice as a regularization scheme
B. Alles
1994-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
A semi-analytic method to compute the first coefficients of the renormalization group functions on a random lattice is introduced. It is used to show that the two-dimensional $O(N)$ non-linear $\\sigma$-model regularized on a random lattice has the correct continuum limit. A degree $\\kappa$ of ``randomness'' in the lattice is introduced and an estimate of the ratio $\\Lambda_{random}/\\Lambda_{regular}$ for two rather opposite values of $\\kappa$ in the $\\sigma$-model is also given. This ratio turns out to depend on $\\kappa$.
Combining confinement and conventional beef production
Gregg, Michael Ronald
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
COMBINING CONFINEMENT AND CONVENTIONAL BEEF PRODUCTION A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by Michael Ronald Gregg Submitted to the College of Agriculture of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF AGRICULTURE December, 1985 Major Subject: Animal Science Department of Animal Science COMBINING CONFINEMENT AND CONVENTIONAL BEEF PRODUCTION A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by Michael Ronald Gregg Approved as to style and content by: Chairman, Advzso ommit ee...
1. Control moisture. 2. Clean regularly.
1. Control moisture. 2. Clean regularly. 3. Ventilate to improve indoor air quality. 4. Keep. If you have a clothes dryer, make sure it is vented to the outside. Increase airflow in problem areas and pollen that comes in at each entry by using washable throw rugs. Step 3. Keep It Ventilated Ventilation
Regularization Predicts While Discovering Taxonomy Youssef Mroueh ,
Poggio, Tomaso
Regularization Predicts While Discovering Taxonomy Youssef Mroueh , , Tomaso Poggio , Lorenzo are described by an underlying class taxonomy. In particular we discuss how to learn the class taxonomy while taxonomies that may lead to a more efficient classification are not exploited. Several approaches have been
GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS WITH REGULARIZATION A DISSERTATION
Hastie, Trevor
GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS WITH REGULARIZATION A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT Park 2006 All Rights Reserved ii #12;I certify that I have read this dissertation and that, in my opinion, it is fully adequate in scope and quality as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor
Nuclear Norm Regularization for Overparametrized Hammerstein Systems
Nuclear Norm Regularization for Overparametrized Hammerstein Systems Tillmann Falck, Johan A relaxation we propose the use of nuclear norms [2], instead of using ridge regression. On several simple a generalization performance close to the one obtained by nuclear norms. I. INTRODUCTION The identification
A Treecode Algorithm for Regularized Particle Interactions
Maryland at College Park, University of
A Treecode Algorithm for Regularized Particle Interactions Robert Krasny University of Michigan = 400 Krasny (1986) 0.275 -0.275 y 0 2x t =0 t =1 t =2 t =3 t =4 #12;t = 1 , 0 = 0.2 = 0.15 = 0.1 = 0.05 #12;closeup , = 0.05 #12;comparison : experiment / simulation Didden (1979) Nitsche & Krasny
Regular Simplex Fingerprints and Their Optimality Properties
Moulin, Pierre
Regular Simplex Fingerprints and Their Optimality Properties Negar Kiyavash1 and Pierre Moulin2 1 constraints. We show that n-Simplex Fingerprints are optimal in sense of maximizing a geometric figure. Fingerprinting, Simplex codes, Error exponents. 1 Introduction Protection of digital property is an emerging need
Regular simplex and periodic billiard orbit
Bedaride, Nicolas
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider billiard inside regular simplex of $\\mathbb{R}^n$. We show the existence of two periodic trajectories. One of period $n+1$ which passes one time by each face and one of period $2n$ which passes $n$ times through one face and one time through each other face. In both cases we obtain exact coordinates for the periodic points.
Mean Width of a Regular Simplex
Finch, Steven R
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The mean width is a measure on n-dimensional convex bodies. An integral formula for the mean width of a regular n-simplex appeared in the electrical engineering literature in 1997. As a consequence, expressions for the expected range of a sample of n+1 normally distributed variables, for ninfty.
Regularized Discrete Optimal Transport Sira Ferradans1
Boyer, Edmond
. Jean-Francois.Aujol@math.u-bordeaux1.fr Abstract. This article introduces a generalization of discrete in modified images. In this article, we propose a variational formalism to relax and regularize the transport dedicated linear solvers (transportation simplex) and combinatorial algorithms (such as the Hungarian
REGULAR ENTRY IN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DATABASE SYSTEMS
Risch, Tore
network. In a central DBMS the data is managed by one node whereas in a distributed DBMS the data is managed by several nodes. A distributed DBMS is a database manager consisting of several nodes distributed in the network. In a regular distributed DBMS it is up to the database administrator to manually specify how data
Deciding Definability by Deterministic Regular Expressions
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
(DTD) [5] and XML Schema Definition (XSD) [10], both developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, do as well. Intuitively, a regular expression is deterministic if, when reading a word from left to right. For example, the expression (a + b) b(a + b) is not deterministic, because if we read a word that starts
Regularity Theorems in the Nonsymmetric Gravitational Theory
J. W. Moffat
1995-04-17T23:59:59.000Z
Regularity theorems are presented for cosmology and gravitational collapse in non-Riemannian gravitational theories. These theorems establish conditions necessary to allow the existence of timelike and null path complete spacetimes for matter that satisfies the positive energy condition. Non-Riemannian theories of gravity can have solutions that have a non-singular beginning of the universe, and the gravitational collapse of a star does not lead to a black hole event horizon and a singularity as a final stage of collapse. A perturbatively consistent version of nonsymmetric gravitational theory is studied that, in the long-range approximation, has a nonsingular static spherically symmetric solution which is path complete, does not have black hole event horizons and has finite curvature invariants. The theory satisfies the regularity theorems for cosmology and gravitational collapse. The elimination of black holes resolves the information loss puzzle.
Local semicircle law for random regular graphs
Roland Bauerschmidt; Antti Knowles; Horng-Tzer Yau
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
We consider random $d$-regular graphs on $N$ vertices, with degree $d$ at least $(\\log N)^4$. We prove that the Green's function of the adjacency matrix and the Stieltjes transform of its empirical spectral measure are well approximated by Wigner's semicircle law, down to the optimal scale given by the typical eigenvalue spacing (up to a logarithmic correction). Aside from well-known consequences for the local eigenvalue distribution, this result implies the complete delocalization of all eigenvectors.
Regular expression matching and operational Hayo Thielecke
Thielecke, Hayo
/ 24 #12;The EKW machine e ; k ; w e ; k ; w e1 | e2 ; k ; w e1 ; k ; w e1 | e2 ; k ; w e2 ; k ; w e1 e2 ; k ; w e1 ; e2 :: k ; w e ; k ; w e ; e :: k ; w e ; k ; w ; k ; w a ; k ; a w ; k ; w ; e :: k ; w e ; k ; w 8 / 24 #12;Regular expressions as trees/graphs in memory Expression as trees
Weighted power counting and chiral dimensional regularization
Damiano Anselmi
2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
We define a modified dimensional-regularization technique that overcomes several difficulties of the ordinary technique, and is specially designed to work efficiently in chiral and parity violating quantum field theories, in arbitrary dimensions greater than 2. When the dimension of spacetime is continued to complex values, spinors, vectors and tensors keep the components they have in the physical dimension, therefore the $\\gamma $ matrices are the standard ones. Propagators are regularized with the help of evanescent higher-derivative kinetic terms, which are of the Majorana type in the case of chiral fermions. If the new terms are organized in a clever way, weighted power counting provides an efficient control on the renormalization of the theory, and allows us to show that the resulting chiral dimensional regularization is consistent to all orders. The new technique considerably simplifies the proofs of properties that hold to all orders, and makes them suitable to be generalized to wider classes of models. Typical examples are the renormalizability of chiral gauge theories and the Adler-Bardeen theorem. The difficulty of explicit computations, on the other hand, may increase.
--Discussion Paper--ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL POTATOES
Radeloff, Volker C.
1 --Discussion Paper-- ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL POTATOES: PRICING AND DEMAND, 2000-2005 I. ORGANICS). Among fresh vegetables, the top organic purchases are lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, and potatoes. Among selected vegetables, a recent US study found the largest organic premium was for potatoes (Zhang
Comparing Evolvable Hardware to Conventional Classifiers for
Hellebrand, Sybille
Classifiers !! Experiment Setup and Results !! Discussion and Future Work Glette, Gruber, Kaufmann, Torresen than ANNs Glette, Gruber, Kaufmann, Torresen, Sick, Platzner 4 AHS 2008 #12;System Overview Glette-Application !! Conventional and Evolvable Hardware Classifiers !! Experiment Setup and Results !! Discussion and Future Work
Columbia metropolitan Convention Center Columbia, South Carolina
Valtorta, Marco
at the Columbia metropolitan Convention Center Columbia, South Carolina marCh 23-25, 2011 Bringing Center 101 linColn Street Bringing Open SOurce tO the SOutheaSt Columbia, South Carolina developerS, edu team member, Rails Bringing Open SOurce tO the SOutheaSt Columbia, South Carolina POSSCON 2010 kicked
Islamic Finance Bulletin Conventional Stock Markets 2
Meju, Max
in Oman crude prices are re- flected in the Oman stock markets returns as it rose by about 5 percent- lar increased from oil importers, and as #12;StockMarkets Table 2: Evolution of Islamic Stock MarketsIslamic Finance Bulletin April 2012 Conventional Stock Markets 2 Islamic Stock Markets 4 Bond
The Effect of CO2 Pricing on Conventional and Non- Conventional Oil Supply and Demand
Méjean, Aurélie; Hope, Chris
What would be the effect of CO2 pricing on global oil supply and demand? This paper introduces a model describing the interaction between conventional and non-conventional oil supply in a Hotelling framework and under CO2 constraints. The model...
Solubility in Compressible Polymers: Beyond the Regular Solution Theory
Albert A. Smith; P. D. Gujrati
2006-04-17T23:59:59.000Z
The age-old idea of "like dissolves like" requires a notion of "likeness" that is hard to quantify for polymers. We revisit the concepts of pure component cohesive energy density $c^{\\text{P}}$ and mutual cohesive energy density $c_{12}$ so that they can be extended to polymers. We recognize the inherent limitations of $c_{12}$ due to its very definition, which is based on the assumption of no volume of mixing (true for incompressible systems), one of the assumptions in the random mixing approximation (RMA); no such limitations are present in the identification of $c^{\\text{P}}.$ We point out that the other severe restriction on $c_{12}$ is the use of pure components in its definition because of which $c_{12}$ is not merely controlled by mutual interactions. Another quantity $c_{12}^{\\text{SRS}}$ as a measure of mutual cohesive energy density that does not suffer from the above limitations of $c_{12}$ is introduced. We also revisit the concept of the internal pressure and its relationship with the conventional and the newly defined cohesive energy densities. We pay close attention to volume of mixing effects, and carry out a comprehensive reanalysis of various quantities using a recently developed recursive lattice theory in our group, which goes beyond the regular solution theory such as the Flory-Huggins theory for polymers.
Conventional Gasoline Sales to End Users Prices
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System regularities in design of experiments and their applications
Li, Xiang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation documents a meta-analysis of 113 data sets from published factorial experiments. The study quantifies regularities observed among main effects and multi-factor interactions. Such regularities are critical ...
Modeling of Distributed Systems by Concurrent Regular Expressions
Garg, Vijay
Modeling of Distributed Systems by Concurrent Regular Expressions Vijay K. Garg Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 We propose an algebraic model called concurrent regular expressions for modeling and anal- ysis of distributed systems
Modeling of Distributed Systems by Concurrent Regular Expressions
Garg, Vijay
Modeling of Distributed Systems by Concurrent Regular Expressions Vijay K. Garg Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 We propose an algebraic model called concurrent regular expressions for modeling and anal ysis of distributed systems
Low Temperature Heat Release Behavior of Conventional and Alternative...
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On a Regular Simplex in Rn Felix Lazebnik
Lazebnik, Felix
On a Regular Simplex in Rn Felix Lazebnik We begin with stating and proving the following theorem, where all i 0 and n+1 i=1 i = 1 is called the standard regular 1 #12;simplex in Rn . If instead of distance 1 we assume all pairwise distances d > 0, we obtain a regular simplex . Here are some question
Quantum Noise in Conventional Optical Heterodyne Devices
Dechao He; Boya Xie; Yu Xiao; Sheng Feng
2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z
By invoking the quantum theory of optical coherence, we theoretically show that the quantum noise in conventional optical heterodyne devices, which were previously identified as usual phase-insensitive amplifiers with additional quantum noise, is similar to that in optical homodyne devices, as verified by experimental data. Albeit more study is demanded to understand this result, it is certain that neither the uncertainty principle nor Caves's theorem for quantum noise of linear amplifiers sets a limit to the quantum noise of heterodyne devices.
Measures to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention
Tanzman, E.; Kellman, B.
1999-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
This seminar is another excellent opportunity for those involved in preventing chemical weapons production and use to learn from each other about how the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) can become a foundation of arms control in Africa and around the world. The author is grateful to the staff of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for inviting him to address this distinguished seminar. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors alone, and do not represent the position of the government of the US nor or of any other institution. In 1993, as the process of CWC ratification was beginning, concerns arose that the complexity of integrating the treaty with national law would cause each nation to implement the Convention without regard to what other nations were doing, thereby causing inconsistencies among States Parties in how the Convention would be carried out. As a result the Manual for National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention was prepared and presented it to each national delegation at the December 1993 meeting of the Preparatory Commission in The Hague. During its preparation, the Manual was reviewed by the Committee of Legal Experts on National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, a group of distinguished international jurists, law professors, legally-trained diplomats, government officials, and Parliamentarians from every region of the world, including Mica. In February 1998, the second edition of the Manual was published in order to update it in light of developments since the CWC entered into force on 29 April 1997. The second edition 1998 clarified the national implementation options to reflect post-entry-into-force thinking, added extensive references to national implementing measures that had been enacted by various States Parties, and included a prototype national implementing statute developed by the authors to provide a starting point for those whose national implementing measures were still under development. Last month, the Web Edition of the Manual was completed. It's internet address, or URL, is http://www.cwc.anl.gov/.
The Chemical Weapons Convention -- Legal issues
NONE
1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) offers a unique challenge to the US system of constitutional law. Its promise of eliminating what is the most purely genocidal type of weapon from the world`s arsenals as well as of destroying the facilities for producing these weapons, brings with it a set of novel legal issues. The reservations about the CWC expressed by US business people are rooted in concern about safeguarding confidential business information and protecting the constitutional right to privacy. The chief worry is that international verification inspectors will misuse their power to enter commercial property and that trade secrets or other private information will be compromised as a result. It has been charged that the Convention is probably unconstitutional. The author categorically disagrees with that view and is aware of no scholarly writing that supports it. The purpose of this presentation is to show that CWC verification activities can be implemented in the US consistently with the traditional constitutional regard for commercial and individual privacy. First, he very briefly reviews the types of verification inspections that the CWC permits, as well as some of its specific privacy protections. Second, he explains how the Fourth Amendment right to privacy works in the context of CWC verification inspections. Finally, he reviews how verification inspections can be integrated into these constitutional requirements in the SU through a federal implementing statute.
Towards a regular type N vacuum gravitational field
B. V. Ivanov
1999-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
An exact twisting type N vacuum solution is found. It has regular gauge and curvature invariants and decays to flat spacetime for big retarded times.
Stationarity and regularity of infinite collections of sets
Alexander Y. Kruger
2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z
Dec 19, 2011 ... Abstract: This article investigates extremality, stationarity, and regularity properties of infinite collections of sets in Banach spaces. Our approach ...
Optimization Online - About Regularity of Collections of Sets
Alexander Ya. Kruger
2005-06-03T23:59:59.000Z
Jun 3, 2005 ... About Regularity of Collections of Sets. Alexander Ya. Kruger (a.kruger ***at*** ballarat.edu.au). Abstract: The paper continues investigations of ...
About [q]-regularity Properties of Collections of Sets
2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z
collections of sets systematically, several other kinds of regularity were ... of the approximate stationarity property of collections of sets which is the main ...
Optimization Online - Regularity of collections of sets and ...
Alexander Y. Kruger
2015-01-17T23:59:59.000Z
Jan 17, 2015 ... Regularity of collections of sets and convergence of inexact alternating projections. Alexander Y. Kruger (a.kruger ***at*** federation.edu.au)
Optimization Online - Stationarity and regularity of infinite collections ...
Alexander Y. Kruger
2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z
Dec 19, 2011 ... Abstract: This article continues the investigation of stationarity and regularity properties of infinite collections of sets in a Banach space started ...
Stationarity and Regularity of Infinite Collections of Sets ...
2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
Abstract This article continues the investigation of stationarity and regularity properties of infinite collections of sets in a Banach space started in Kruger and ...
About [q]-regularity properties of collections of sets
Alexander Y. Kruger
2013-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
Oct 21, 2013 ... Abstract: We examine three primal space local Hoelder type regularity properties of finite collections of sets, namely, [q]-semiregularity, ...
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We study the usage of regularity properties of collections of sets in con- vergence analysis of alternating projection methods for solving feasibility problems.
Energy Distribution of a Charged Regular Black Hole
Irina Radinschi
2000-11-20T23:59:59.000Z
We calculate the energy distribution of a charged regular black hole by using the energy-momentum complexes of Einstein and M{\\o}ller.
Regularization Dependence of Running Couplings in Softly Broken Supersymmetry
Stephen P. Martin; Michael T. Vaughn
2008-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the dependence of running couplings on the choice of regularization method in a general softly-broken N=1 supersymmetric theory. Regularization by dimensional reduction respects supersymmetry, but standard dimensional regularization does not. We find expressions for the differences between running couplings in the modified minimal subtraction schemes of these two regularization methods, to one loop order. We also find the two-loop renormalization group equations for gaugino masses in both schemes, and discuss the application of these results to the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model.
Use of Regularization Functions in Problems of Dynamic Optimization
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
(fixed bed) Relative humidity : 0. Chromatography Column with reaction 6. Fixed Bed dryer 7. Cross-flow dryer #12;Use of Regularization Functions
Regularizing future cosmological singularities with varying speed of light
F. Shojai; A. Shojai; M. Sanati
2015-07-09T23:59:59.000Z
Cosmological models may result in future singularities. We show that, in the framework of dynamical varying speed of light theories, it is possible to regularize those singularities.
REGULAR PATHS IN SPARQL: QUERYING THE NCI THESAURUS
Washington at Seattle, University of
REGULAR PATHS IN SPARQL: QUERYING THE NCI THESAURUS University of Washington Structural Informatics path enhancements Examples NCI Thesaurus Widely used Exhibits common OWL representational patterns
Regularity at the Boundary for Solutions of Nonlinear Subelliptic ...
Donatella Danielli
2000-04-04T23:59:59.000Z
Mar 8, 1995 ... [HaHu] W. Hansen & H. Hueber, The Dirichlet problem for sublaplacians on nilpotent Lie groups—Criteria for regularity, Math. Ann., 276 (1987),.
Optimization Online - $S_{0.5}$ Regularization Methods and Fixed ...
Peng Dingtao
2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z
Jan 10, 2013 ... $S_{0.5}$ Regularization Methods and Fixed Point Algorithms for Affine Rank Minimization Problems. Peng Dingtao (dingtaopeng ***at*** ...
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the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a Light-Duty Vehicle and Engines Comparing the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a Light-Duty Vehicle and...
"CONVENTION THEORY": IS THERE A FRENCH SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATIONAL INSTITUTIONALISM?
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
to ally convention theory (CT) and new institutional organization theory (NIOT)? Convention theory into management theory in the 1990s, at the same time that neoinstitutional organization theory, buoyed1 "CONVENTION THEORY": IS THERE A FRENCH SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATIONAL INSTITUTIONALISM? Thibault
Computation of three-dimensional Brinkman flows using regularized methods
Cortez, Ricardo
viscous drag. For instance, the drag force experienced by a stationary rigid sphere of radius provide validation studies of the method based on the flow and drag of a solid sphere translating- ible flow driven by regularized forces. Two different approaches to the regularization are discussed
COMPLEX WAVELET REGULARIZATION FOR SOLVING INVERSE PROBLEMS IN REMOTE SENSING
Weiss, Pierre
COMPLEX WAVELET REGULARIZATION FOR SOLVING INVERSE PROBLEMS IN REMOTE SENSING Mika¨el Carlavan Sophia-Antipolis - France ABSTRACT Many problems in remote sensing can be modeled as the min- imization processing: sparsity and regular- ity priors. 1. INTRODUCTION Some problems in remote sensing consist
Empirical Regularities of Asymmetric Pricing in the Gasoline Industry
Niebur, Ernst
characteristics correlate with the speed of cost to retail price pass-through. The driving and commuting behaviorEmpirical Regularities of Asymmetric Pricing in the Gasoline Industry Marc Remer August 2, 2010 pricing in the retail gasoline industry, and also documents empirical regularities in the market. I find
Regular Equivalence and Dynamic Logic Maarten Marx and Michael Masuch
Amsterdam, University of
Regular Equivalence and Dynamic Logic Maarten Marx #3; and Michael Masuch Institure for Logic equivalence relation on a social network. That is, a formal language of position terms is de#12;ned with the property that on #12;nite networks, two actors are regularly equivalent if and only if they cannot
HOW SMOOTH IS YOUR WAVELET? WAVELET REGULARITY VIA THERMODYNAMIC FORMALISM
HOW SMOOTH IS YOUR WAVELET? WAVELET REGULARITY VIA THERMODYNAMIC FORMALISM M. Pollicott and H. Weiss June 9, 2005 9:49am Abstract. A popular wavelet reference [W] states that "in theoretical and practical studies, the notion of (wavelet) regularity has been increasing in importance." Not surprisingly
L1 Regularization Path Algorithm for Generalized Linear Models
Hastie, Trevor
of the paths; we suggest intuitive and flexible strategies for choosing appropriate values. We demonstrate: ^() = argmin {- log L(y; ) + 1}, (2) where > 0 is the regularization parameter. Logistic regression with L1 the most complex stage possible. By generating the regularization path rather than computing solutions
Comment about UV regularization of basic commutators in string theories
A. Yu. Kamenshchik; I. M. Khalatnikov; M. Martellini
1998-06-24T23:59:59.000Z
Recently proposed by Hwang, Marnelius and Saltsidis zeta regularization of basic commutators in string theories is generalized to the string models with non-trivial vacuums. It is shown that implementation of this regularization implies the cancellation of dangerous terms in the commutators between Virasoro generators, which break Jacobi identity.
Problems of Distance-Regular Graphs Hiroshi Suzuki
Xi, Changchang
Â328. [14] H. Suzuki, The Terwilliger algebra associated with a set of vertices in a distance-regular graph, J. Alg. Combin. 22 (2005), 5-38. [15] P. Terwilliger, Distance-regular graphs and (s, c, a, k)-graphs, J. Combin. Th. (B) 34 (1983), 151Â164. [16] P. Terwilliger, A new inequality for distance
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2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
Mar 30, 2011 ... On the Moreau-Yosida regularization of the vector k-norm related functions. Bin Wu(wubin ***at*** nus.edu.sg) Chao Ding(dingchao ***at*** ...
Topics on Regularization of Parameters in Multivariate Linear Regression
Chen, Lianfu
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
My dissertation mainly focuses on the regularization of parameters in the multivariate linear regression under different assumptions on the distribution of the errors. It consists of two topics where we develop iterative procedures to construct...
Koszul Algebras, Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity, and Generic ...
2013-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
27. 3.2 Equivalent definitions of regularity using hyperplane sections . . . 29 .... A standard graded K-algebra R is said to be Koszul if its residue field K has a ...
Regular step arrays on silicon J. Viernow,a)
Himpsel, Franz J.
Regular step arrays on silicon J. Viernow,a) J.-L. Lin, D. Y. Petrovykh, F. M. Leibsle,b) F. K. Men, as well as magnetoresistive sensors on sawtooth-shaped semiconductors.1 Particularly appealing are self
Quasinormal modes of test fields around regular black holes
Bobir Toshmatov; Ahmadjon Abdujabbarov; Zden?k Stuchlík; Bobomurat Ahmedov
2015-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
We study scalar, electromagnetic and gravitational test fields in the Hayward, Bardeen and Ay\\'on-Beato-Garc\\'ia regular black hole spacetimes and demonstrate that the test fields are stable in all these spacetimes. Using the sixth order WKB approximation of the linear "axial" perturbative scheme, we determine dependence of the quasinormal mode (QNM) frequencies on the characteristic parameters of the test fields and the spacetime charge parameters of the regular black holes. We give also the greybody factors, namely the transmission and reflection coefficients of scattered scalar, electromagnetic and gravitational waves. We show that damping of the QNMs in regular black hole spacetimes is suppressed in comparison to the case of Schwarzschild black holes, and increasing charge parameter of the regular black holes increases reflection and decreases transmission factor of incident waves for each of the test fields.
COMPRESSIVE SAMPLING VS. CONVENTIONAL IMAGING Jarvis Haupt and Robert Nowak
Haupt, Jarvis
COMPRESSIVE SAMPLING VS. CONVENTIONAL IMAGING Jarvis Haupt and Robert Nowak University of Wisconsin from random projections than from pixel samples. However, the performance of CS can degrade markedly
Public comment re Convention on Supplementary Compensation Contingent...
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Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...
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Information AdministrationPetroleum Marketing Annual 1998 Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon Excluding...
The United States Ratifies The Convention On Supplementary Compensatio...
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of ratification for the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The...
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CLASSIFICATION OF FIRST-ORDER FLEXIBLE REGULAR BICYCLE POLYGONS
Connelly, Robert
CLASSIFICATION OF FIRST-ORDER FLEXIBLE REGULAR BICYCLE POLYGONS ROBERT CONNELLY AND BAL´AZS CSIK´OS Abstract. A bicycle (n, k)-gon is an equilateral n-gon whose k-diagonals are equal. S. Tabachnikov proved that a regular n-gon is first-order flexible as a bicycle (n, k)-gon if and only if there is an integer 2 r n
Hardwood Markets and Marketing AHEC American Hardwood in Europe Convention
Hardwood Markets and Marketing AHEC American Hardwood in Europe Convention Venice, Italy 20-22 October 2004 Hardwood Markets in 2003-2005 American Hardwood Export Council 12th Annual Convention Venice, Italy 20-22 October 2004 by Ed Pepke, Project Leader Forest Products Marketing Programme UN Economic
Nematode Communities in Organically and Conventionally Managed Agricultural Soils1
Neher, Deborah A.
Nematode Communities in Organically and Conventionally Managed Agricultural Soils1 Deborah A. Neher organically and conventionally managed soils in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Available nitrogen availability. Soils were sampled six times yearly in 1993 and 1994 to determine the best time of year to sample
Land Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Conventional Oil
Turetsky, Merritt
Land Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Conventional Oil Production and Oil Sands S O N I A Y E H emissions of California crude and in situ oil sands production ( and Alberta as examples for conventional oil production as well as oil sands production in Alberta
Simple regularization scheme for multi-reference density functional theories
Wojciech Satula; Jacek Dobaczewski
2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
Background: Extensions of single-reference (SR) energy-density-functionals (EDFs) to multi-reference (MR) applications involve using the generalized Wick theorem (GWT), which leads to singular energy kernels that cannot be properly integrated to restore symmetries, unless the EDFs are generated by true interactions. Purpose: We propose a new method to regularize the MR EDFs, which is based on using auxiliary quantities obtained by multiplying the kernels with appropriate powers of overlaps. Methods: Regularized matrix elements of two-body interactions are obtained by integrating the auxiliary quantities and then solving simple linear equations. Results: We implement the new regularization method within the self-consistent Skyrme-Hartree-Fock approach and we perform a proof-of-principle angular-momentum projection (AMP) of states in odd-odd nucleus 26Al. We show that for EDFs generated by true interactions, our regularization method gives results identical to those obtained within the standard AMP procedure. We also show that for EDFs that do not correspond to true interactions, it gives stable and converging results that are different than unstable and non-converging standard AMP values. Conclusions: The new regularization method proposed in this work may provide us with a relatively inexpensive and efficient tool to generalize SR EDFs to MR applications, thus allowing for symmetry restoration and configuration mixing performed for typical nuclear EDFs, which most often do not correspond to true interactions.
Fact #880: July 6, 2015 Conventional Vehicle Energy Use: Where...
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Energy Go? Not all of the fuel that is put into a car's fuel tank is used to move the car down the road. In fact, only 14-30% of the energy put into a conventional car is used...
Actors, coalitions and the framework convention on climate change
Sewell, Granville C
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study examines the political processes through which the Framework Convention on Climate Change was negotiated and the initial efforts of the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan to adopt national policies and ...
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Splitter, Derek A [ORNL; Hendricks, Terry Lee [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Ghandhi, Jaal B [University of Wisconsin
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The piston of a heavy-duty single-cylinder research engine was instrumented with 11 fast-response surface thermocouples, and a commercial wireless telemetry system was used to transmit the signals from the moving piston. The raw thermocouple data were processed using an inverse heat conduction method that included Tikhonov regularization to recover transient heat flux. By applying symmetry, the data were compiled to provide time-resolved spatial maps of the piston heat flux and surface temperature. A detailed comparison was made between conventional diesel combustion and reactivity-controlled compression ignition combustion operations at matched conditions of load, speed, boost pressure, and combustion phasing. The integrated piston heat transfer was found to be 24% lower, and the mean surface temperature was 25 C lower for reactivity-controlled compression ignition operation as compared to conventional diesel combustion, in spite of the higher peak heat release rate. Lower integrated piston heat transfer for reactivity-controlled compression ignition was found over all the operating conditions tested. The results showed that increasing speed decreased the integrated heat transfer for conventional diesel combustion and reactivity-controlled compression ignition. The effect of the start of injection timing was found to strongly influence conventional diesel combustion heat flux, but had a negligible effect on reactivity-controlled compression ignition heat flux, even in the limit of near top dead center high-reactivity fuel injection timings. These results suggest that the role of the high-reactivity fuel injection does not significantly affect the thermal environment even though it is important for controlling the ignition timing and heat release rate shape. The integrated heat transfer and the dynamic surface heat flux were found to be insensitive to changes in boost pressure for both conventional diesel combustion and reactivity-controlled compression ignition. However, for reactivity-controlled compression ignition, the mean surface temperature increased with changes in boost suggesting that equivalence ratio affects steady-state heat transfer.
Sandia software guidelines. Volume 3. Standards, practices, and conventions
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1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines intended for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. In consonance with the IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans, this volume identifies software standards, conventions, and practices. These guidelines are the result of a collective effort within Sandia National Laboratories to define recommended deliverables and to document standards, practices, and conventions which will help ensure quality software. 66 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.
Segmented vs conventional numerals: legibility and long term retention
Hill, Steve Edgar
1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
SEGMENTED VS CONVENTIONAL NUMERALS: LEGIBILITY AND LONG TERM RETENTION A Thesis by STEVE EDGAR HILL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8cM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1971 Ma]or Subject: Industrial Engineering SEGMENTED VS CONVENTIONAL NUMERALS: LEGIBILITY AND LONG TERM RETENTION A Thesis STEVE EDGAR HILL Approved as to style and content by: Elias Chairman of Committee) r. A. W. ortham (Head...
Validity of conventional assumptions concerning flexible response. Research report
Gutierrez, M.J.
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance for collective defense. Made up of 16 countries, NATO has been a successful alliance because there has been no war in Europe since 1945. In 1967, NATO adopted the strategy of flexible response, a strategy dependent upon conventional, tactical nuclear, and strategic nuclear weapons to provide deterrence from a Warsaw Pact attack. Although successful, NATO is suffering from an erosion in conventional strength. NATO continues to make assumptions about its conventional capabilities to successfully meet the requirements of the flexible response strategy. In the present day world of NATO, there is limited funding, a fact that is not likely to change any time in the foreseeable future. Limited funding makes it impossible to buy all the conventional force structure needed to ideally support the current strategy, also a fact that is unlikely to change. This paper shows limitations in some of the ways NATO assumes it can conventionally perform its mission. It is the author's position that NATO should modernize its conventional thinking to make it more in line with the realities of the situation NATO finds itself in today.
Chemical composition, mineral content and cholesterol levels of some regular
Boyer, Edmond
Note Chemical composition, mineral content and cholesterol levels of some regular and reduced from cow's milk, were analyzed for basic nutrients (water, protein, fat, ash and lactose), cholesterol and selected minerals (Na, Ca, K, Mg, P and Zn). The moisture contents of Labneh (78.6 g·100 g-1 ) and Double
REGULARIZATION OF A PROGRAMMED RECURRENT ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK
Meade, Andrew J.
REGULARIZATION OF A PROGRAMMED RECURRENT ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK Andrew J. Meade, Jr. Department ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK Andrew J. Meade, Jr. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science into an artificial neural network architecture. GTR provides a rational means of combining theoretical models
Regular paper Spectroscopic characterization of the excitation energy transfer
van Stokkum, Ivo
Regular paper Spectroscopic characterization of the excitation energy transfer in the fucoxanthin-20-5987999) Received 1 December 2004; accepted in revised form 20 January 2005 Key words: excitation energy transfer the energy transfer pathways in the fucoxanthinchlorophyll protein (FCP) complex of the diatom Cyclotella
BOUNDS ON THE CASTELNUOVO-MUMFORD REGULARITY OF ...
2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 16, 2007 ... 1 (M, N) ? 1, then reg(M ?N) ? reg(M)+reg(N), generalizing results of Chandler, Conca and ... j=1. (Dj ? 1)}, where l1,...,ld is a filter regular sequence on M of degrees D1,...,Dd. We thank the ..... MR1253986 (95d:13032). [BH].
IMPROVED CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF THE LIN-FUKUSHIMA-REGULARIZATION METHOD
Kanzow, Christian
IMPROVED CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF THE LIN-FUKUSHIMA-REGULARIZATION METHOD FOR MATHEMATICAL@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de September 2, 2010 Dedicated to Masao Fukushima, in great respect, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. 1 with complementarity constraints (MPCC) introduced by Gui-Hua Lin and Masao Fukushima. Existing convergence results
A note on regular black holes in a brane world
Neves, J C S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work, we show that regular black holes in a Randall-Sundrum-type brane world model are generated by the non-local bulk influence, expressed by a constant parameter in the brane metric, only in the spherical case. In the axial case (black holes with rotation), this influence forbids them.
Indexing and Querying XML Data for Regular Path Expressions
Moon, Bongki
by generating interactive site maps [19]. To retrieve XML and semi-structured data, several query languages have of XML data sources from docu- ments to databases and object repositories. The common featuresIndexing and Querying XML Data for Regular Path Expressions Â£ Quanzhong Li Bongki Moon Dept
Existence and regularity for mixtures of micromagnetic materials
Acerbi, Emilio
to the introduction in §3 of a new model for mixtures of magnetic materials, framed within the context of the spaceExistence and regularity for mixtures of micromagnetic materials BY EMILIO ACERBI 1 , IRENE FONSECA Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA A new model
C1,... partial regularity of functions minimising quasiconvex integrals.
Fusco, Nicola
C1,... partial regularity of functions minimising quasiconvex integrals. Fusco, Nicola; Hutchinson The GÃ¶ttingen State and University Library provides access to digitized documents strictly for noncommercial. Some of our collections are protected by copyright. Publication and/or broadcast in any form (including
ITERATIVE TOTAL VARIATION REGULARIZATION WITH NON-QUADRATIC FIDELITY
Burger, Martin
, AND STANLEY J. OSHER Abstract. A generalized iterative regularization procedure based on the total variation still eliminate high-frequency noise. However, the ROF model (1.1) has certain limitations. Meyer has with the norm ||w|| = inf g,w= ·g ess sup x |g(x)| , Meyer provided arguments in favour of considering elements
Microcosmos In addition to the regular physics major, we
Saldin, Dilano
Physics II (1) Physics 309 Modern Physics (3) Physics 270 Computational Physics (3) or 370 Physics 317 Thermodynamics (3) Physics 409 Modern Physics Lab* (3) Physics 411 Mechanics (4) Physics 420 ElectricityCosmos to Microcosmos In addition to the regular physics major, we also offer a physics major
ORIGINAL PAPER Responses of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to regular
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
ORIGINAL PAPER Responses of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to regular disturbance by hill walkers Angela calving rates in elk Cervus elaphus canadensis have been linked to human disturbance (Philips-recognised that the effect of disturbance can vary with its predictability; unexpected events, such as hill walkers
On recent advances on regular Marc Moreno Maza
Moreno Maza, Marc
associated with Sat(T) dim(P) = n - m and P k[B] = {0}. Every non-zero p k[B] is regular mod- ulo Sat dim(P) = n - m and P k[B] = {0}. Moreover J is radical (Lazard's Lemma). #12;Characteristic sets
Structure Functions for Regular sl-m Designs with Multiple
Zhu, Michael Yu
Structure Functions for Regular sl-m Designs with Multiple Groups of Factors By Yu Zhu and C. F. J equation satisfied by a structure function. The identities are then generalized to sl-m designs is that it can easily adapt to some structural constraints of designs. The application of this approach
REGULAR ARTICLE A Simple Dynamic Model of Respiratory Pump
Fontecave-Jallon, Julie
REGULAR ARTICLE A Simple Dynamic Model of Respiratory Pump Pascale Calabrese · Pierre Baconnier the relative motion of rib cage and abdomen during quiet breathing. Keywords Respiratory pump model Á. Hillman and Finucane (1987) have produced a simple model of the respiratory pump that ``appears
Regularity and Uniqueness of Solutions to a Parabolic System
Jüngel, Ansgar
is denoted by J i , the energy ux density or heat ux is denoted by J n+1 , and #26; n+1 is the internal. Furthermore, the uniqueness of weak solutions is proved. The proof is based on an elliptic dual method and temporal regularity, uniqueness of weak solutions, semidiscretization of time, elliptic dual method. 1991
Quantitative Microwave Imaging Based on a Huber regularization
Pizurica, Aleksandra
Quantitative Microwave Imaging Based on a Huber regularization Funing Bai, Wilfried Philips University, Belgium Abstract--Reconstruction of inhomogeneous dielectric objects from microwave scattering by means of quantitative microwave tomography is a nonlinear, ill-posed inverse problem. In this paper, we
BUDGET FORM AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMITMENT TO A REGULAR STAFF POSITION
Thompson, Michael
BUDGET FORM AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMITMENT TO A REGULAR STAFF POSITION GOVERNED BY THE UNIVERSITY OPERATING BUDGET POLICY (BUDGETING SERVICES) BUDGET UNIT: BUDGET UNIT MANAGER: ENVELOPE: ENVELOPE MANAGER/contract compensation cost: $ FUNDING, BUDGET AND PLANNING INFORMATION (to be provided by Budget Unit Manager
Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns
Holder, Lawrence B.
Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns Edwin O in an environment can be mined to discover significant patterns, which an intelligent agent could use to automate of two prediction algorithms, thus demonstrating multiple uses for a home automation system. Finally, we
Quantile Regression with 1-regularization and Gaussian Kernels
Quantile Regression with 1-regularization and Gaussian Kernels Lei Shi1,2 , Xiaolin Huang1 , Zheng Sciences, Fudan University Shanghai 200433, P. R. China Abstract The quantile regression problem of 1-quantile regression with Gaussian kernels is almost the same as that of the RKHS-based learning
The Hadron Hose: Continuous Toroidal Focusing for Conventional Neutrino Beams
J. Hylen; D. Bogert; R. Ducar; V. Garkusha; J. Hall; C. Jensen; S. E. Kopp; M. Kostin; A. Lyukov; A. Marchionni; M. May; M. D. Messier; R. Milburn; F. Novoskoltsev; M. Proga; D. Pushka; W. Smart; J. Walton; V. Zarucheisky; R. M. Zwaska
2002-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
We have developed a new focusing system for conventional neutrino beams. The ``Hadron Hose'' is a wire located in the meson decay volume, downstream of the target and focusing horns. The wire is pulsed with high current to provide a toroidal magnetic field which continuously focuses mesons. The hose increases the neutrino event rate and reduces differences between near-field and far-field neutrino spectra for oscillation experiments. We have studied this device as part of the development of the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) project, but it might also be of use for other conventional neutrino beams.
Rotating Hayward's regular black hole as particle accelerator
Muhammed Amir; Sushant G. Ghosh
2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, Ban\\~{a}dos, Silk and West (BSW) demonstrated that the extremal Kerr black hole can act as a particle accelerator with arbitrarily high center-of-mass energy ($E_{CM}$) when the collision takes place near the horizon. The rotating Hayward's regular black hole, apart from Mass ($M$) and angular momentum ($a$), has a new parameter $g$ ($g>0$ is a constant) that provides a deviation from the Kerr black hole. We demonstrate that for each $g$, with $M=1$, there exist critical $a_{E}$ and $r_{H}^{E}$, which corresponds to a regular extremal black hole with degenerate horizon, and $a_{E}$ decreases and $r_{H}^{E}$ increases with increase in $g$. While $aparticle accelerator and thus in turn may provide a suitable framework for Plank-scale physics. For a non-extremal case, there always exist a finite upper bound of $E_{CM}$, which increases with deviation parameter $g$.
On Linear Landau Damping for Relativistic Plasmas via Gevrey Regularity
Brent Young
2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
We examine the phenomenon of Landau Damping in relativistic plasmas via a study of the relativistic Vlasov-Poisson system (both on the torus and on $\\mathbb{R}^3$) linearized around a sufficiently nice, spatially uniform kinetic equilibrium. We find that exponential decay of spatial Fourier modes is impossible under modest symmetry assumptions. However, by assuming the equilibrium and initial data are sufficiently regular functions of velocity for a given wavevector (in particular that they exhibit a kind of Gevrey regularity), we show that it is possible for the mode associated to this wavevector to decay sub-exponentially if its magnitude exceeds a certain critical size. We also give a heuristic argument why one should not expect such rapid decay for modes with wavevectors below this threshold.
A characterization of Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs
Jurisic, Aleksandar; Zitnik, Arjana
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We obtain the following characterization of $Q$-polynomial distance-regular graphs. Let $\\G$ denote a distance-regular graph with diameter $d\\ge 3$. Let $E$ denote a minimal idempotent of $\\G$ which is not the trivial idempotent $E_0$. Let $\\{\\theta_i^*\\}_{i=0}^d$ denote the dual eigenvalue sequence for $E$. We show that $E$ is $Q$-polynomial if and only if (i) the entry-wise product $E \\circ E$ is a linear combination of $E_0$, $E$, and at most one other minimal idempotent of $\\G$; (ii) there exists a complex scalar $\\beta$ such that $\\theta^*_{i-1}-\\beta \\theta^*_i + \\theta^*_{i+1}$ is independent of $i$ for $1 \\le i \\le d-1$; (iii) $\\theta^*_i \
Genealogies of regular exchangeable coalescents with applications to sampling
Limic, Vlada
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This article considers a model of genealogy corresponding to a regular exchangeable coalescent (also known as Xi-coalescent) started from a large finite configuration, and undergoing neutral mutations. Asymptotic expressions for the number of active lineages were obtained by the author in a previous work. Analogous results for the number of active mutation-free lineages and the combined lineage lengths are derived using the same martingale-based technique. They are given in terms of convergence in probability, while extensions to convergence in moments and convergence almost surely are discussed. The above mentioned results have direct consequences on the sampling theory in the Xi-coalescent setting. In particular, the regular Xi-coalescents that come down from infinity (i.e., with locally finite genealogies), have an asymptotically equal number of families under the corresponding infinite alleles and infinite sites models. In special cases, quantitative asymptotic formulae for the number of families that con...
Frustration tuning in regular and random superconducting networks
Chen, Raymond Lei
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. Yasskin (Member ) Richard Arnorcitt (Head of Dc partnsent) December 1988 ABSTRACT Frustration Tuning in Regular and Random Superconducting Networks. (December 1988) Raymond Lei Chen, B. S. , University of Science E' Technology of China Chairman... 2-dimensional rectangular network having a translational symmetry, the equation can be reduced to a one dimensional linear difference equation which can be solved by using an iteration method to find the "ground state" and its corresponding...
SMALL POROSITY, DIMENSION AND REGULARITY IN METRIC MEASURE SPACES
JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤, University of
with an s-regular measure Âµ. We prove that if A X is -porous, then dimp(A) s - c s where dimp with Âµ(N) = 0 such that dimp(A) dimp(X) - c(log 1 )-1 t for all -porous sets A X \\ N. Here c that if A Rn is -porous, meaning that A contains holes of relative size at all small scales, then dimp(A) n
Exponential growth of ponds in invasion percolation on regular trees
Goodman, Jesse
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In invasion percolation, the edges of successively maximal weight (the outlets) divide the invasion cluster into a chain of ponds separated by outlets. On the regular tree, the ponds are shown to grow exponentially, with law of large numbers, central limit theorem and large deviation results. The tail asymptotics for a fixed pond are also studied and are shown to be related to the asymptotics of a critical percolation cluster, with a logarithmic correction.
Vol. 41 No. 6 IPSJ Journal June 6 Regular Paper
Roussos, George
to be interchangeable in a Lego-like manner. Moreover, its low power radio (based on the 2.4GHz Nordic nRF2401 designVol. 41 No. 6 IPSJ Journal June 6 Regular Paper Sensor Cube: A Modular, Ultra-Compact, Power and C. Van Hoof The Sensor Cube platform is an ultra-compact, modular and power-aware way of building
The Pumping Lemma Some languages are not regular languages.
Bylander, Tom
be the number of states in M. Create a long string w L. Show that if M accepts w, then M must accept some string w L. This contradicts assumption that L(M) = L. #12;2 Proof of the Pumping Lemma Theorem: Let L be a regular language. There exists a number m, for all w, if |w| m and w L, then there exists x, y, z
Regularization of zero-range effective interactions in finite nuclei
Marco Brenna; Gianluca Colò; Xavier Roca-Maza
2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of the divergences which arise in beyond mean-field calculations, when a zero-range effective interaction is employed, has not been much considered so far. Some of us have proposed, quite recently, a scheme to regularize a zero-range Skyrme-type force when it is employed to calculate the total energy, at second-order perturbation theory level, in uniform matter. Although this scheme looked promising, the extension for finite nuclei is not straightforward. We introduce such procedure in the current paper, by proposing a regularization procedure that is similar, in spirit, to the one employed to extract the so-called V_{\\rm low-k} from the bare force. Although this has been suggested already by B.G. Carlsson and collaborators, the novelty of our work consists in setting on equal footing uniform matter and finite nuclei; in particular, we show how the interactions that have been regularized in uniform matter behave when they are used in a finite nucleus with the corresponding cutoff. We also address the problem of the validity of the perturbative approach in finite nuclei for the total energy.
Impact on asteroseismic analyses of regular gaps in Kepler data
Garc?a, R A; Pires, S; Regulo, C; Bellamy, B; Palle, P L; Ballot, J; Forteza, S Barcelo; Beck, P G; Bedding, T R; Ceillier, T; Cortes, T Roca; Salabert, D; Stello, D
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The NASA Kepler mission has observed more than 190,000 stars in the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra. Around 4 years of almost continuous ultra high-precision photometry have been obtained reaching a duty cycle higher than 90% for many of these stars. However, almost regular gaps due to nominal operations are present in the light curves at different time scales. In this paper we want to highlight the impact of those regular gaps in asteroseismic analyses and we try to find a method that minimizes their effect in the frequency domain. To do so, we isolate the two main time scales of quasi regular gaps in the data. We then interpolate the gaps and we compare the power density spectra of four different stars: two red giants at different stages of their evolution, a young F-type star, and a classical pulsator in the instability strip. The spectra obtained after filling the gaps in the selected solar-like stars show a net reduction in the overall background level, as well as a change in the background parameters....
Nuclear Proliferation and the Deterrence of Conventional War: Justin Pollard
Sadoulet, Elisabeth
Nuclear Proliferation and the Deterrence of Conventional War: A Proposal Justin Pollard April 2009) Introduction It seems counterintuitive to think that the spread of nuclear weapons could make the world a safer of ubiquitous nuclear armament is a more dangerous and unstable one. Certainly, a weapon of the nuclear
*Reprinted from Impacts of the Minamata Convention on
Coal-Fired Power Generation in Asia * Amanda Giang, Leah C. Stokes, David G. Streets, Elizabeth S of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Emissions and Global Deposition from Coal-Fired Power Generation in Asia coal-fired power generation, and resulting changes to deposition worldwide by 2050. We use engineering
A Foundation for Conventional and Temporal Query Optimization
Snodgrass, Richard T.
substantially from built-in temporal support in the DBMS. To achieve this, temporal query representation DBMS architectures and ones where the temporal support is obtained via a layer on top of a conventional DBMS. This foundation captures duplicates and ordering for all queries, as well as coalescing
Quantifying the Uncertainty in Estimates of World Conventional Oil Resources
Tien, Chih-Ming
2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
Since Hubbert proposed the "peak oil" concept to forecast ultimate recovery of crude oil for the U.S. and the world, there have been countless debates over the timing of peak world conventional oil production rate and ultimate recovery. From review...
Fast Algorithms for Regularized Minimum Norm Solutions to Inverse Problems Irina F. Gorodnitsky
Gorodnitsky, Irina
Fast Algorithms for Regularized Minimum Norm Solutions to Inverse Problems Irina F. Gorodnitsky- tional algorithms for solving regularized inverse problems. The computationaladvantages are obtained. The algorithms imple- ment two common regularizationprocedures, Tikhonov reg- ularization and Truncated Singular
BRST Invariant PV Regularization of SUSY Yang-Mills and SUGRA
Gaillard, Mary K
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
September 2011 BRST Invariant PV Regularization of SUSYemployer. ii BRST INVARIANT PV REGULARIZATION OF SUSY YANG-a number of years on Pauli-Villars (PV) regu- larization of
Lyapunov functions for evolution variational inequalities with locally prox-regular sets
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Lyapunov functions for evolution variational inequalities with locally prox-regular sets Abderrahim criterion for Lyapunov pairs of this dynamical system and some results on the asymptotic behaviour - Uniformly prox-regular set - Hypomonotonicity - Lyapunov pair - Asymptotic behaviour. Mathematics Subject
Zhang, Hao; Ma, Jianhua; Lu, Hongbing; Liang, Zhengrong
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Statistical image reconstruction (SIR) methods have shown potential to substantially improve the image quality of low-dose X-ray computed tomography (CT) as compared to the conventional filtered back-projection (FBP) method for various clinical tasks. According to the maximum a posterior (MAP) estimation, the SIR methods can be typically formulated by an objective function consisting of two terms: (1) data-fidelity (or equivalently, data-fitting or data-mismatch) term modeling the statistics of projection measurements, and (2) regularization (or equivalently, prior or penalty) term reflecting prior knowledge or expectation on the characteristics of the image to be reconstructed. Existing SIR methods for low-dose CT can be divided into two groups: (1) those that use calibrated transmitted photon counts (before log-transform) with penalized maximum likelihood (pML) criterion, and (2) those that use calibrated line-integrals (after log-transform) with penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion. Accurate s...
Conventional Gasoline Sales to End Users, Total Refiner Sales Volumes
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:5 TablesExports to3,1,50022,3,,0,,6,1,Separation 23 362 334 318 706Production% of41.1DieselRegular For AEO2015 WorkinginInformation15,563.0 15,662.4
A Regularity Lemma, and Low-weight Approximators, for Low-degree Polynomial Threshold Functions
Servedio, Rocco
University {ilias, rocco, liyang, atw12}@cs.columbia.edu March 15, 2010 Abstract We give a "regularity lemma
The smallest k-regular h-edge-connected graphs without , Douglas B. West
West, Douglas B.
-regular graph with no cut-edge has a 1-factor. This has many generalizations. Showing that every kThe smallest k-regular h-edge-connected graphs without 1-factors John Ganci , Douglas B. West March-regular (k - 1)-edge-connected graph of even order has a 1-factor is a standard elementary exercise (#3
Automatic Construction of Large-Scale Regular Expression Matching Engines on FPGA
Prasanna, Viktor K.
Automatic Construction of Large-Scale Regular Expression Matching Engines on FPGA Yi-Hua E. Yang@usc.edu, prasanna@usc.edu Abstract--We present algorithms for implementing large-scale regular expression matching (REM) on FPGA. Based on the proposed algorithms, we develop tools that first transform regular
Smoothness criteria for Navier-Stokes equations in terms of regularity along the steam lines
Chan, Chi Hin
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This article is devoted to a regularity criteria for solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations in terms of regularity along the stream lines. More precisely, we prove that a suitable weak solution for the Navier-Stokes equations is regular under some constraint on the second derivative of |u| along the stream lines.
Stability of negative ionization fronts: Regularization by electric screening? Manuel Arrayas1,2
Ebert, Ute
investigate how transversal Fourier modes of a planar ionization front are regularized by the electric the formation of cusps. The nature of this regularization has to be derived from the underlying gas discharge physics; it recently has been a subject of debate 13,14 . We argue that one regular- ization mechanism
EM Prepares Report for Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel and...
Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]
agency to produce a report recently for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. The Convention was...
Three regularization models of the Navier-Stokes equations
J. Pietarila Graham; Darryl Holm; Pablo Mininni; Annick Pouquet
2008-01-11T23:59:59.000Z
We determine how the differences in the treatment of the subfilter-scale physics affect the properties of the flow for three closely related regularizations of Navier-Stokes. The consequences on the applicability of the regularizations as SGS models are also shown by examining their effects on superfilter-scale properties. Numerical solutions of the Clark-alpha model are compared to two previously employed regularizations, LANS-alpha and Leray-alpha (at Re ~ 3300, Taylor Re ~ 790) and to a DNS. We derive the Karman-Howarth equation for both the Clark-alpha and Leray-alpha models. We confirm one of two possible scalings resulting from this equation for Clark as well as its associated k^(-1) energy spectrum. At sub-filter scales, Clark-alpha possesses similar total dissipation and characteristic time to reach a statistical turbulent steady-state as Navier-Stokes, but exhibits greater intermittency. As a SGS model, Clark reproduces the energy spectrum and intermittency properties of the DNS. For the Leray model, increasing the filter width decreases the nonlinearity and the effective Re is substantially decreased. Even for the smallest value of alpha studied, Leray-alpha was inadequate as a SGS model. The LANS energy spectrum k^1, consistent with its so-called "rigid bodies," precludes a reproduction of the large-scale energy spectrum of the DNS at high Re while achieving a large reduction in resolution. However, that this same feature reduces its intermittency compared to Clark-alpha (which shares a similar Karman-Howarth equation). Clark is found to be the best approximation for reproducing the total dissipation rate and the energy spectrum at scales larger than alpha, whereas high-order intermittency properties for larger values of alpha are best reproduced by LANS-alpha.
The semantics of Chemical Markup Language (CML): dictionaries and conventions
Murray-Rust, Peter; Townsend, Joseph A; Adams, Sam; Phadungsukanan, Weerapong; Thomas, Jens
2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z
of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW b Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA c STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus, Warrington WA4 4AD *pm286@cam.ac.uk Abstract The semantic... scientific units. All conventions, dictionaries and dictionary elements are identifiable and addressable through unique URIs. Introduction From an early stage, Chemical Markup Language (CML) was designed so that it could accommodate an indefinitely...
Conventional Neutrino Beam Experiments: Present and Future Generations
Harris, Deborah A. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)
2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
There are currently four conventional neutrino beams produced around the world serving a total of six different neutrino experiments devoted to a broad range of physics. In this article we discuss the current generation of experiments served by those beamlines, future plans for those beamlines, and plans for yet newer facilities, with a focus on lessons the current generation of experiments can pass on to future generations.
Conventional armed forces in Europe: Technology scenario development
Houser, G.M.
1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
In January 1986, the Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev proposed elimination of all nuclear weapons by the year 2000. In April of that year, Mr. Gorbachev proposed substantial reductions of conventional weapons in Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ural Mountains, including reductions in operational-tactical nuclear weapons. In May 1986, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) responded with the Brussels Declaration on Conventional Arms Control,'' which indicated readiness to open East/West discussions on establishing a mandate for negotiating conventional arms control throughout Europe. The Group of 23,'' which met in Vienna beginning in February 1987, concluded the meeting in January 1989 with a mandate for the Conventional Armed Forced in Europe (CFE) negotiations. On 6 March 1989, CFE talks began, and these talks have continued through six rounds (as of April 1990). Although US President George Bush, on 30 May 1989, called for agreement within six months to a year, and the Malta meeting of December 1989 called for completion of a CFE agreement by the end of 1990, much remains to be negotiated. This report provides three types of information. First, treaty provisions brought to the table by both sides are compared. Second, on the basis of these provisions, problem areas for each of the provision elements are postulated and possible scenarios for resolving these problem areas are developed. Third, the scenarios are used as requirements for tasks assigned program elements for possible US implementation of a CFE treaty. As progress is achieved during the negotiations, this report could be updated, as necessary, in each of the areas to provide a continuing systematic basis for program implementation and technology development. 8 refs.
Alternative Fuels Data Center: Conventional Natural Gas Production
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Trigonometric Pade approximants for functions with regularly decreasing Fourier coefficients
Labych, Yuliya A; Starovoitov, Alexander P [Gomel State University, Gomel (Belarus)
2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
Sufficient conditions describing the regular decrease of the coefficients of a Fourier series f(x)=a{sub 0}/2 + {sigma} a{sub n} cos kx are found which ensure that the trigonometric Pade approximants {pi}{sup t}{sub n,m}(x;f) converge to the function f in the uniform norm at a rate which coincides asymptotically with the highest possible one. The results obtained are applied to problems dealing with finding sharp constants for rational approximations. Bibliography: 31 titles.
Regularization of Kerr-NUT spacetimes and their thermodynamical quantities
Nashed, G G L
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In the context of the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (TEGR) theory, continues calculations of the total energy and momentum for Kerr-NUT spacetimes using three different methods, the gravitational energy-momentum, the Riemannian connection 1-form, ${\\widetilde{\\Gamma}_\\alpha}^\\beta$ and the Euclidean continuation method, have been achieved. Many local Lorentz transformations, that play the role of regularizing tool, are given to get the commonly known form of energy and momentum. We calculate the thermodynamic quantities of Kerr-NUT spacetime. We also investigate the first law of thermodynamics and quantum statistical relation.
Regularization of Kerr-NUT spacetimes and their thermodynamical quantities
G. G. L. Nashed
2015-04-27T23:59:59.000Z
In the context of the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (TEGR) theory, continues calculations of the total energy and momentum for Kerr-NUT spacetimes using three different methods, the gravitational energy-momentum, the Riemannian connection 1-form, ${\\widetilde{\\Gamma}_\\alpha}^\\beta$ and the Euclidean continuation method, have been achieved. Many local Lorentz transformations, that play the role of regularizing tool, are given to get the commonly known form of energy and momentum. We calculate the thermodynamic quantities of Kerr-NUT spacetime. We also investigate the first law of thermodynamics and quantum statistical relation.
Quantum Cooling Evaporation Process in Regular Black Holes
Yun Soo Myung; Yong-Wan Kim; Young-Jai Park
2007-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate a universal behavior of thermodynamics and evaporation process for the regular black holes. We newly observe an important point where the temperature is maximum, the heat capacity is changed from negative infinity to positive infinity, and the free energy is minimum. Furthermore, this point separates the evaporation process into the early stage with negative heat capacity and the late stage with positive heat capacity. The latter represents the quantum cooling evaporation process. As a result, the whole evaporation process could be regarded as the inverse Hawking-Page phase transition.
Holographic Wilson loops, Hamilton-Jacobi equation and regularizations
Pontello, Diego
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The minimal area for surfaces whose border are rectangular and circular loops are calculated using the Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) equation. This amounts to solve the HJ equation for the value of the minimal area, without calculating the shape of the corresponding surface. This is done for bulk geometries that are asymptotically AdS. For the rectangular countour, the HJ equation, which is separable, can be solved exactly. For the circular countour an expansion in powers of the radius is implemented. The HJ approach naturally leads to a regularization which consists in locating the countour away from the border. The results are compared with other regularization which leaves the countour at the border and calculates the area of the corresponding minimal surface up to a diameter smaller than the one of the countour at the border. The results do not coincide, this is traced back to the fact that in the former case the area of a minimal surface is calculated and in the second the computed area corresponds to a fraction ...
Holographic Wilson loops, Hamilton-Jacobi equation and regularizations
Diego Pontello; Roberto Trinchero
2015-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
The minimal area for surfaces whose border are rectangular and circular loops are calculated using the Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) equation. This amounts to solve the HJ equation for the value of the minimal area, without calculating the shape of the corresponding surface. This is done for bulk geometries that are asymptotically AdS. For the rectangular countour, the HJ equation, which is separable, can be solved exactly. For the circular countour an expansion in powers of the radius is implemented. The HJ approach naturally leads to a regularization which consists in locating the countour away from the border. The results are compared with other regularization which leaves the countour at the border and calculates the area of the corresponding minimal surface up to a diameter smaller than the one of the countour at the border. The results do not coincide, this is traced back to the fact that in the former case the area of a minimal surface is calculated and in the second the computed area corresponds to a fraction of a different minimal surface whose countour lies at the boundary.
Exceptional and regular spectra of a generalized Rabi model
Michael Tomka; Omar El Araby; Mikhail Pletyukhov; Vladimir Gritsev
2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
We study the spectrum of the generalized Rabi model in which co- and counter-rotating terms have different coupling strengths. It is also equivalent to the model of a two-dimensional electron gas in a magnetic field with Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit couplings. Like in case of the Rabi model, the spectrum of the generalized Rabi model consists of the regular and the exceptional parts. The latter is represented by the energy levels which cross at certain parameters' values which we determine explicitly. The wave functions of these exceptional states are given by finite order polynomials in the Bargmann representation. The roots of these polynomials satisfy a Bethe ansatz equation of the Gaudin type. At the exceptional points the model is therefore quasi-exactly solvable. An analytical approximation is derived for the regular part of the spectrum in the weak- and strong-coupling limits. In particular, in the strong-coupling limit the spectrum consists of two quasi-degenerate equidistant ladders.
Dong, Xue; Niu, Tianye; Zhu, Lei, E-mail: leizhu@gatech.edu [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)] [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: Dual-energy CT (DECT) is being increasingly used for its capability of material decomposition and energy-selective imaging. A generic problem of DECT, however, is that the decomposition process is unstable in the sense that the relative magnitude of decomposed signals is reduced due to signal cancellation while the image noise is accumulating from the two CT images of independent scans. Direct image decomposition, therefore, leads to severe degradation of signal-to-noise ratio on the resultant images. Existing noise suppression techniques are typically implemented in DECT with the procedures of reconstruction and decomposition performed independently, which do not explore the statistical properties of decomposed images during the reconstruction for noise reduction. In this work, the authors propose an iterative approach that combines the reconstruction and the signal decomposition procedures to minimize the DECT image noise without noticeable loss of resolution. Methods: The proposed algorithm is formulated as an optimization problem, which balances the data fidelity and total variation of decomposed images in one framework, and the decomposition step is carried out iteratively together with reconstruction. The noise in the CT images from the proposed algorithm becomes well correlated even though the noise of the raw projections is independent on the two CT scans. Due to this feature, the proposed algorithm avoids noise accumulation during the decomposition process. The authors evaluate the method performance on noise suppression and spatial resolution using phantom studies and compare the algorithm with conventional denoising approaches as well as combined iterative reconstruction methods with different forms of regularization. Results: On the Catphan©600 phantom, the proposed method outperforms the existing denoising methods on preserving spatial resolution at the same level of noise suppression, i.e., a reduction of noise standard deviation by one order of magnitude. This improvement is mainly attributed to the high noise correlation in the CT images reconstructed by the proposed algorithm. Iterative reconstruction using different regularization, including quadratic orq-generalized Gaussian Markov random field regularization, achieves similar noise suppression from high noise correlation. However, the proposed TV regularization obtains a better edge preserving performance. Studies of electron density measurement also show that our method reduces the average estimation error from 9.5% to 7.1%. On the anthropomorphic head phantom, the proposed method suppresses the noise standard deviation of the decomposed images by a factor of ?14 without blurring the fine structures in the sinus area. Conclusions: The authors propose a practical method for DECT imaging reconstruction, which combines the image reconstruction and material decomposition into one optimization framework. Compared to the existing approaches, our method achieves a superior performance on DECT imaging with respect to decomposition accuracy, noise reduction, and spatial resolution.
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Generalized Ginzburg-Landau models for non-conventional superconductors
S. Esposito; G. Salesi
2009-06-20T23:59:59.000Z
We review some recent extensions of the Ginzburg-Landau model able to describe several properties of non-conventional superconductors. In the first extension, s-wave superconductors endowed with two different critical temperatures are considered, their main thermodynamical and magnetic properties being calculated and discussed. Instead in the second extension we describe spin-triplet superconductivity (with a single critical temperature), studying in detail the main predicted physical properties. A thorough discussion of the peculiar predictions of our models and their physical consequences is as well performed.
Numerical Regularization of Electromagnetic Quantum Fluctuations in Inhomogeneous Dielectric Media
Shin-itiro Goto; Alison C. Hale; Robin W. Tucker; Timothy J. Walton
2012-01-05T23:59:59.000Z
Electromagnetic Casimir stresses are of relevance to many technologies based on mesoscopic devices such as MEMS embedded in dielectric media, Casimir induced friction in nano-machinery, micro-fluidics and molecular electronics. Computation of such stresses based on cavity QED generally require numerical analysis based on a regularization process. A new scheme is described that has the potential for wide applicability to systems involving realistic inhomogeneous media. From a knowledge of the spectrum of the stationary modes of the electromagnetic field the scheme is illustrated by estimating numerically the Casimir stress on opposite faces of a pair of perfectly conducting planes separated by a vacuum and the change in this result when the region between the plates is filled with an incompressible inhomogeneous non-dispersive dielectric.
Regular and Chaotic Behaviors of Modified Rayleigh Duffing oscillator
C. H. Miwadinou; A. V. Monwanou; C. Ainamon; J. B. Chabi Orou
2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z
The regular and chaotic behavior of modified Rayleigh-Duffing oscillator is studied. We consider in this paper the dynamics of Modified Rayleigh Duffing oscillator. The harmonic balance method are used to find the amplitudes of the oscillatory states, and analyze. The influence of system parameters are clearly found on the bifurcations in the response of this system is investigated. It is found also hysteresis and jump phenomenon are appered or desappered when certain parameters incrases or descrases. Various bifurcation structures, the variation of the Lyapunov exponent are obtained, using numerical simulations of the equations of motion. Various basin attraction are used to confirm the predictions of bifurcation structures and its corresponds Lyapunov exponent.
Regular graphs maximize the variability of random neural networks
Gilles Wainrib; Mathieu Galtier
2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we study the dynamics of systems composed of numerous interacting elements interconnected through a random weighted directed graph, such as models of random neural networks. We develop an original theoretical approach based on a combination of a classical mean-field theory originally developed in the context of dynamical spin-glass models, and the heterogeneous mean-field theory developed to study epidemic propagation on graphs. Our main result is that, surprisingly, increasing the variance of the in-degree distribution does not result in a more variable dynamical behavior, but on the contrary that the most variable behaviors are obtained in the regular graph setting. We further study how the dynamical complexity of the attractors is influenced by the statistical properties of the in-degree distribution.
Mathematical strategies for filtering complex systems: Regularly spaced sparse observations
Harlim, J. [Department of Mathematics and Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012 (United States)], E-mail: jharlim@cims.nyu.edu; Majda, A.J. [Department of Mathematics and Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012 (United States)
2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Real time filtering of noisy turbulent signals through sparse observations on a regularly spaced mesh is a notoriously difficult and important prototype filtering problem. Simpler off-line test criteria are proposed here as guidelines for filter performance for these stiff multi-scale filtering problems in the context of linear stochastic partial differential equations with turbulent solutions. Filtering turbulent solutions of the stochastically forced dissipative advection equation through sparse observations is developed as a stringent test bed for filter performance with sparse regular observations. The standard ensemble transform Kalman filter (ETKF) has poor skill on the test bed and even suffers from filter divergence, surprisingly, at observable times with resonant mean forcing and a decaying energy spectrum in the partially observed signal. Systematic alternative filtering strategies are developed here including the Fourier Domain Kalman Filter (FDKF) and various reduced filters called Strongly Damped Approximate Filter (SDAF), Variance Strongly Damped Approximate Filter (VSDAF), and Reduced Fourier Domain Kalman Filter (RFDKF) which operate only on the primary Fourier modes associated with the sparse observation mesh while nevertheless, incorporating into the approximate filter various features of the interaction with the remaining modes. It is shown below that these much cheaper alternative filters have significant skill on the test bed of turbulent solutions which exceeds ETKF and in various regimes often exceeds FDKF, provided that the approximate filters are guided by the off-line test criteria. The skill of the various approximate filters depends on the energy spectrum of the turbulent signal and the observation time relative to the decorrelation time of the turbulence at a given spatial scale in a precise fashion elucidated here.
Small particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model
Fredrik Johansson Viklund; Alan Sola; Amanda Turner
2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z
We study a regularized version of Hastings-Levitov planar random growth that models clusters formed by the aggregation of diffusing particles. In this model, the growing clusters are defined in terms of iterated slit maps whose capacities are given by c_n=c|\\Phi_{n-1}'(e^{\\sigma+i\\theta_n})|^{-\\alpha}, \\alpha \\geq 0, where c>0 is the capacity of the first particle, {\\Phi_n}_n are the composed conformal maps defining the clusters of the evolution, {\\theta_n}_n are independent uniform angles determining the positions at which particles are attached, and \\sigma>0 is a regularization parameter which we take to depend on c. We prove that under an appropriate rescaling of time, in the limit as c converges to 0, the clusters converge to growing disks with deterministic capacities, provided that \\sigma does not converge to 0 too fast. We then establish scaling limits for the harmonic measure flow, showing that by letting \\alpha tend to 0 at different rates it converges to either the Brownian web on the circle, a stopped version of the Brownian web on the circle, or the identity map. As the harmonic measure flow is closely related to the internal branching structure within the cluster, the above three cases intuitively correspond to the number of infinite branches in the model being either 1, a random number whose distribution we obtain, or unbounded, in the limit as c converges to 0. We also present several findings based on simulations of the model with parameter choices not covered by our rigorous analysis.
Feasibility of Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Recovery in Conventional Vehicles
Smith, K.; Thornton, M.
2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Thermoelectric (TE) generators convert heat directly into electricity when a temperature gradient is applied across junctions of two dissimilar metals. The devices could increase the fuel economy of conventional vehicles by recapturing part of the waste heat from engine exhaust and generating electricity to power accessory loads. A simple vehicle and engine waste heat model showed that a Class 8 truck presents the least challenging requirements for TE system efficiency, mass, and cost; these trucks have a fairly high amount of exhaust waste heat, have low mass sensitivity, and travel many miles per year. These factors help maximize fuel savings and economic benefits. A driving/duty cycle analysis shows strong sensitivity of waste heat, and thus TE system electrical output, to vehicle speed and driving cycle. With a typical alternator, a TE system could allow electrification of 8%-15% of a Class 8 truck's accessories for 2%-3% fuel savings. More research should reduce system cost and improve economics.
CBTL Design Case Summary Conventional Feedstock Supply System - Woody
Christopher T. Wright; Erin M. Searcy
2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
A conventional woody feedstock design has been developed that represents supply system technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying woody biomass as a blendstock with coal for energy production. Efforts are made to identify bottlenecks and optimize the efficiency and capacities of this supply system, within the constraints and consideration of existing local feedstock supplies, equipment, and permitting requirements. The feedstock supply system logistics operations encompass all of the activities necessary to move woody biomass from the production location to the conversion reactor ready for blending and insertion. This supply system includes operations that are currently available such that costs and logistics are reasonable and reliable. The system modeled for this research project includes the use of the slash stream since it is a more conservative analysis and represents the material actually used in the experimental part of the project.
CBTL Design Case Summary Conventional Feedstock Supply System - Herbaceous
Christopher T. Wright; Erin M. Searcy
2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
A conventional bale feedstock design has been established that represents supply system technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying herbaceous feedstocks as a blendstock with coal for energy production. Efforts are made to identify bottlenecks and optimize the efficiency and capacities of this supply system, within the constraints of existing local feedstock supplies, equipment, and permitting requirements. The feedstock supply system logistics operations encompass all of the activities necessary to move herbaceous biomass feedstock from the production location to the conversion reactor ready for blending and insertion. This supply system includes operations that are currently available such that costs and logistics are reasonable and reliable. The system modeled for this research project includes the uses of field-dried corn stover or switchgrass as a feedstock to annually supply an 800,000 DM ton conversion facility.
A discrete L-curve for the regularization of ill-posed inverse problems
2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
May 10, 2012 ... regularization, the method proposed in [26] by Hansen and O'Leary ... of Hansen, Jensen and Rodriguez [25] and the triangle method of ...
Metastable behavior for bootstrap percolation on regular trees
Marek Biskup; Roberto H. Schonmann
2009-07-25T23:59:59.000Z
We examine bootstrap percolation on a regular (b+1)-ary tree with initial law given by Bernoulli(p). The sites are updated according to the usual rule: a vacant site becomes occupied if it has at least theta occupied neighbors, occupied sites remain occupied forever. It is known that, when b>theta>1, the limiting density q=q(p) of occupied sites exhibits a jump at some p_t=p_t(b,theta) in (0,1) from q_t:=q(p_t)p_t. We investigate the metastable behavior associated with this transition. Explicitly, we pick p=p_t+h with h>0 and show that, as h decreases to 0, the system lingers around the "critical" state for time order h^{-1/2} and then passes to fully occupied state in time O(1). The law of the entire configuration observed when the occupation density is q in (q_t,1) converges, as h tends to 0, to a well-defined measure.
Assessing performance : an analytical framework for the San José McEnery Convention Center
Lee, Kai-yan, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study first outlines three major factors that limit the assessments of convention centers: high uncertainty in the convention industry, complex institutional structures and operational priorities, and plethora of ...
Letter box line blackener for the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid system
Wysocki, Frederick J.; Nickel, George H.
2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z
A blackener for letter box lines associated with a HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission where the blackener counts horizontal sync pulses contained in the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission and determines when the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission is in letter-box lines: if it is, then the blackener sends substitute black signal to an output; and if it is not, then the blackener sends the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission to the output.
KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Laughlin, Robert B.
KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS 1998 #12;KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Protocol, Being Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hereinafter referred
Regular black holes: Electrically charged solutions, Reissner-Nordstroem outside a de Sitter core
Lemos, Jose P. S.; Zanchin, Vilson T. [Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico - IST, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa - UTL, Avenida Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Ciencias Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Santa Adelia, 166, 09210-170, Santo Andre, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Coordenadoria de Astronomia e Astrofisica, Observatorio Nacional-MCT, Rua General Jose Cristino 77, 20921-400 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
To have the correct picture of a black hole as a whole, it is of crucial importance to understand its interior. The singularities that lurk inside the horizon of the usual Kerr-Newman family of black hole solutions signal an endpoint to the physical laws and, as such, should be substituted in one way or another. A proposal that has been around for sometime is to replace the singular region of the spacetime by a region containing some form of matter or false vacuum configuration that can also cohabit with the black hole interior. Black holes without singularities are called regular black holes. In the present work, regular black hole solutions are found within general relativity coupled to Maxwell's electromagnetism and charged matter. We show that there are objects which correspond to regular charged black holes, whose interior region is de Sitter, whose exterior region is Reissner-Nordstroem, and the boundary between both regions is made of an electrically charged spherically symmetric coat. There are several types of solutions: regular nonextremal black holes with a null matter boundary, regular nonextremal black holes with a timelike matter boundary, regular extremal black holes with a timelike matter boundary, and regular overcharged stars with a timelike matter boundary. The main physical and geometrical properties of such charged regular solutions are analyzed.
REGULAR TRACE FORMULA AND BASE CHANGE FOR GLn Yuval Z. Flicker
Flicker, Yuval
REGULAR TRACE FORMULA AND BASE CHANGE FOR GLn Yuval Z. Flicker Department of Mathematics, The Ohio aim here is to develop the regular trace formula of F2 from the context of GL2 to that of a reductive representations of GLn which have a supercuspidal component. Our motivation is the belief that a formula
Piana, Michele
Determination of Electron Flux Spectra in a Solar Flare with Ran Augmented Regularization Method. (2004) have shown how to recover mean source electron spectra F(E) in solar flares through a physical a solar flare observed by RHESSI on 26 February, 2002. Results using different orders of regularization
Monneau, Régis
On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor of superconductivity. We consider solutions in a Lipschitz bounded open set and prove the regularity of the free-Landau theory for a superconductor with a density of vortices in an interior region whose boundary is a free
Asymptotic Analysis of Regularized Zero-Forcing Precoding in MISO Broadcast Channels
Boyer, Edmond
Asymptotic Analysis of Regularized Zero-Forcing Precoding in MISO Broadcast Channels with Limited analyse the asymptotic sum-rate of regularized zero-forcing (RZF) precoding in MISO broadcast channels equivalent of mfK @zA. III. SYSTEM MODEL Consider the MISO broadcast channel composed of one central
Fault-tolerant Implementations of regular Registers by safe Registers in Link Model
Johnen, Colette
of increasing power, are called safe, regular, and atomic. Program design is easier assuming atomic registers, regular, or atomic). Specifically, we seek to determine under what conditions and with what fault for the atomic-link model (also called R/W atomicity model) can be implemented using safe reg- isters instead
Technical Reports Ultra-low Dose Lung CT Perfusion Regularized by
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Technical Reports Ultra-low Dose Lung CT Perfusion Regularized by a Previous Scan1 Hengyong Yu, Phregularized reconstruction (PSRR) method was proposed to reduce radiation dose and applied to lung perfusion studies. Normal and ultra-low-dose lung computed tomographic perfusion studies were compared in terms of the estimation
LEVEL SET REGULARIZATION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY 1 Level Set Method for Positron Emission
Ferguson, Thomas S.
LEVEL SET REGULARIZATION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY 1 Level Set Method for Positron Emission for integrated Petroleum Research). #12;LEVEL SET REGULARIZATION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY 2 Abstract In positron emission tomography (PET) a radioactive compound is injected into the body to promote a tissue
Boron-Lined Multichamber and Conventional Neutron Proportional Counter Tests
Woodring, Mitchell L.; Ely, James H.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Stromswold, David C.
2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
Radiation portal monitors used for interdiction of illicit materials at borders include highly sensitive neutron detection systems. The main reason for having neutron detection capability is to detect fission neutrons from plutonium. The currently deployed radiation portal monitors (RPMs) from Ludlum and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) use neutron detectors based upon 3He-filled gas proportional counters, which are the most common large neutron detector. There is a declining supply of 3He in the world, and thus, methods to reduce the use of this gas in RPMs with minimal changes to the current system designs and sensitivity to cargo-borne neutrons are being investigated. Four technologies have been identified as being currently commercially available, potential alternative neutron detectors to replace the use of 3He in RPMs. These technologies are: 1) Boron trifluoride (BF3)-filled proportional counters, 2) Boron-lined proportional counters, 3) Lithium-loaded glass fibers, and 4) Coated non-scintillating plastic fibers. In addition, a few other companies have detector technologies that might be competitive in the near term as an alternative technology. Reported here are the results of tests of a boron-lined, multichamber proportional counter manufactured by LND, Inc. Also reported are results obtained with an earlier design of conventional, boron-lined, proportional counters from LND. This testing measured the required performance for neutron detection efficiency and gamma-ray rejection capabilities of the detectors.
Conventional and synthetic aperature processing for airborne ground penetrating radar
Cameron, R.M. [Airborne Environmental Surveys, Santa Maria, CA (United States); Simkins, W.L.; Brown, R.D. [MSB Technologies, Inc., Rome, NY (United States)
1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
For the past four years Airborne Environmental Surveys (AES), a Division of Era Aviation, Inc. has used unique and patented airborne Frequency-Modulated, Continuous Wave (FM-CW) radars and processes for detecting and mapping subsurface phenomena. Primary application has focused on the detection of man-made objects in landfills, hazardous waste sites (some of which contain unexploded ordinance), and subsurface plumes of refined free-floating hydrocarbons. Recently, MSB Technologies, Inc. (MSB) has developed a form of synthetic aperture radar processing (SAR), called GPSAR{trademark}, that is tailored especially for the AES radars. Used as an adjunct to more conventional airborne ground-penetrating radar data processing techniques, GPSAR takes advantage of the radars` coherent transmission and produces imagery that is better focused and more accurate in determining an object`s range and true depth. This paper describes the iterative stages of data processing and analysis used with the radars and shows the added advantages that GPSAR processing offers.
Visual quality assessment of electrochromic and conventional glazings
Moeck, M.; Lee, E.S.; Rubin, M.D.; Sullivan, R.; Selkowitz, S.E.
1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Variable transmission, ``switchable`` electrochromic glazings are compared to conventional static glazings using computer simulations to assess the daylighting quality of a commercial office environment where paper and computer tasks are performed. RADIANCE simulations were made for a west-facing commercial office space under clear and overcast sky conditions. This visualization tool was used to model different glazing types, to compute luminance and illuminance levels, and to generate a parametric set of photorealistic images of typical interior views at various times of the day and year. Privacy and visual display terminal (VDT) visibility is explored. Electrochromic glazings result in a more consistent glare-free daylit environment compared to their static counterparts. However, if the glazing is controlled to minimize glare or to maintain low interior daylight levels for critical visual tasks (e.g, VDT), occupants may object to the diminished quality of the outdoor view due to its low transmission (Tv = 0.08) during those hours. RADIANCE proved to be a very powerful tool to better understand some of the design tradeoffs of this emerging glazing technology. The ability to draw specific conclusions about the relative value of different technologies or control strategies is limited by the lack of agreed upon criteria or standards for lighting quality and visibility.
Regularization of soft-X-ray imaging in the DIII-D tokamak
Wingen, Andreas [ORNL; Shafer, Morgan W [ORNL; Unterberg, Ezekial A [ORNL; Hill, Judith C [ORNL; Hillis, Donald Lee [ORNL
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An image inversion scheme for the soft X-ray imaging system (SXRIS) diagnostic at the DIII-D tokamak is developed to obtain the local soft X-ray emission at a poloidal cross-section from the spatially line-integrated image taken by the SXRIS camera. The scheme uses the Tikhonov regularization method since the inversion problem is generally ill-posed. The regularization technique uses the generalized singular value decomposition to determine a solution that depends on a free regularization parameter. The latter has to be chosen carefully, and the so called {\\it L-curve} method to find the optimum regularization parameter is outlined. A representative test image is used to study the properties of the inversion scheme with respect to inversion accuracy, amount/strength of regularization, image noise and image resolution. The optimum inversion parameters are identified, while the L-curve method successfully computes the optimum regularization parameter. Noise is found to be the most limiting issue, but sufficient regularization is still possible at noise to signal ratios up to 10%-15%. Finally, the inversion scheme is applied to measured SXRIS data and the line-integrated SXRIS image is successfully inverted.
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Regular Inspection and Maintenance Guidance for Gravel Wetland Stormwater Management Device
5 Regular Inspection and Maintenance Guidance for Gravel Wetland Stormwater Management Device and not a criterion for cleaning. Rather, stormwater access to subsurface treatment is by way of inlet standpipes
BRST invariant PV regularization of SUSY Yang-Mills and SUGRA
Mary K. Gaillard
2011-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
Pauli-Villars regularization of Yang-Mills theories and of supergravity theories is outlined, with an emphasis on BRST invariance. Applications to phenomenology and the anomaly structure of supergravity are discussed.
Jin Li; Kai Lin; Nan Yang
2015-03-24T23:59:59.000Z
Based on a regular exact black hole (BH) from nonlinear electrodynamics (NED) coupled to General Relativity, we investigate its stability of such BH through the Quasinormal Modes (QNMs) of electromagnetic (EM) field perturbation and its thermodynamics through Hawking radiation. In perturbation theory, we can deduce the effective potential from nonlinear EM field. The comparison of potential function between regular and RN BHs could predict their similar QNMs. The QNMs frequencies tell us the effect of magnetic charge $q$, overtone $n$, angular momentum number $l$ on the dynamic evolution of NLED EM field. Furthermore we also discuss the cases near extreme condition of such magnetically charged regular BH. The corresponding QNMs spectrum illuminates some special properties in the near-extreme cases. For the thermodynamics, we employ Hamilton-Jacobi method to calculate the near-horizon Hawking temperature of the regular BH and reveal the relationship between classical parameters of black hole and its quantum effect.
Molecular cancer classification using an meta-sample-based regularized robust coding method
Wang, Shu-Lin; Sun, Liuchao; Fang, Jianwen
2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
, its efficiency needs to be improved when analyzing large-scale GEP data. Results In this paper we present the meta-sample-based regularized robust coding classification (MRRCC), a novel effective cancer classification technique that combines the idea...
Phase transitions of regular Schwarzschild-Anti-deSitter black holes
Frassino, Antonia Micol
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study a solution of the Einstein's equations generated by a self-gravitating, anisotropic, static, non-singular matter fluid. The resulting Schwarzschild like solution is regular and accounts for smearing effects of noncommutative fluctuations of the geometry. We call this solution regular Schwarzschild spacetime. In the presence of an Anti-deSitter cosmological term, the regularized metric offers an extension of the Hawking-Page transition into a van der Waals-like phase diagram. Specifically the regular Schwarzschild-Anti-deSitter geometry undergoes a first order small/large black hole transition similar to the liquid/gas transition of a real fluid. In the present analysis we have considered the cosmological constant as a dynamical quantity and its variation is included in the first law of black hole thermodynamics.
Neither black-holes nor regular solitons: a no-go theorem
Alessio Celi
2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
By studying the BPS equations for electrostatic and spherically symmetric configurations in N=2, d=5 gauged supergravity with vector multiplets and hypermultiplets coupled, we demonstrate that no regular supersymmetric black-hole solutions of this kind exist. Furthermore, we demonstrate that it is not possible to construct supersymmetric regular solitons that have the above symmetries. As a consequence the scalar flow associated to the BPS solutions is always unbounded.
Slack, Michael Lewis
1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
MECHANICS One Dimensional Regularization III TOTAL ENERGY AND REGULARIZATION 13 K-S Total Energy Element Functions Burdet Total Energy Element lunctions 14 15 IV NUMERICAL METHODS 17 Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations One-Step Methods... THE KUSTAANHEIMO-STIEFEL TRANSFOMATION APPENDIX B K-S TOTAL ENERGY FORMULATION APPENDIX C BURDET TOTAL ENERGY F0184UI. ATION APPENDIX D KSUR12 PROGRAM LISTING APPENDIX E BURDET PROGRAM LISTING APPENDIX F PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS APPENDIX G NUMFRICAL...
Electromagnetic wave propagation with negative phase velocity in regular black holes
Sharif, M., E-mail: msharif.math@pu.edu.pk; Manzoor, R., E-mail: rubabmanzoor9@yahoo.com [University of the Punjab, Department of Mathematics (Pakistan)
2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the propagation of electromagnetic plane waves with negative phase velocity in regular black holes. For this purpose, we consider the Bardeen model as a nonlinear magnetic monopole and the Bardeen model coupled to nonlinear electrodynamics with a cosmological constant. It turns out that the region outside the event horizon of each regular black hole does not support negative phase velocity propagation, while its possibility in the region inside the event horizon is discussed.
Optimized estimates of the regularity of the conditional distribution of the sample mean
Victor Chulaevsky
2015-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
We give an improved estimate for the regularity of the conditional distribution of the empiric mean of a finite sample of IID random variables, conditional on the sample "fluctuations", extending the well-known property of Gaussian IID samples. Specifically, we replace the bounds in probability, established in our earlier works, by those in distribution, and this results in the optimal regularity exponent in the final estimate.
On regular solutions of the 3-D compressible isentropic Euler-Boltzmann equations with vacuum
Yachun Li; Shengguo Zhu
2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we discuss the Cauchy Problem for the compressible isentropic Euler-Boltzmann equations with vacuum in radiation hydrodynamics. Firstly, we establish the local existence of regular solutions by the fundamental methods in the theory of quasi-linear symmetric hyperbolic systems under some physical assumptions. Then we give the non-global existence of regular solutions caused by the effect of vacuum for $1vacuum.
Pumping Lemma for Regular Sets: Let D = (Q, , , q0, F) be a DFA.
Immerman, Neil
Pumping Lemma for Regular Sets: Let D = (Q, , , q0, F) be a DFA. Let n = |Q|. Let w L(D) s.t. |w| n. Then x, y, z s.t. the following all hold: xyz = w |xy| n |y| > 0, and k 0 (xykz L(D)) Pumping Lemma for Regular Sets #12;proof: Let w L(D), |w| n, w = w1, w2, . . . , wn Â· u w = w1 w2 w3
Laval, Université
(websites, written documents, virtual sessions, audio and video clips, animation, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and more), and student support and participation is provided through email, regular mail, discussion forums, virtual Representations of the Human Body June 26 to 30, 2012 Creative Workshop in Environmental Design July 2 to 6, 2012
Renormalization of lattice-regularized quantum gravity models I. General considerations
Joshua H. Cooperman
2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
Lattice regularization is a standard technique for the nonperturbative definition of a quantum theory of fields. Several approaches to the construction of a quantum theory of gravity adopt this technique either explicitly or implicitly. A crucial complement to lattice regularization is the process of renormalization through which a continuous description of the quantum theory arises. I provide a comprehensive conceptual discussion of the renormalization of lattice-regularized quantum gravity models. I begin with a presentation of the renormalization group from the Wilsonian perspective. I then consider the application of the renormalization group in four contexts: quantum field theory on a continuous nondynamical spacetime, quantum field theory on a lattice-regularized nondynamical spacetime, quantum field theory of continuous dynamical spacetime, and quantum field theory of lattice-regularized dynamical spacetime. The first three contexts serve to identify successively the particular issues that arise in the fourth context. These issues originate in the inescability of establishing all scales solely on the basis of the dynamics. While most of this discussion rehearses established knowledge, the attention that I pay to these issues, especially the previously underappreciated role of standard units of measure, is largely novel. I conclude by briefly reviewing past studies of renormalization of lattice-regularized quantum gravity models. In the second paper of this two-part series, I illustrate the ideas presented here by proposing a renormalization group scheme for causal dynamical triangulations.
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR UNDISCOVERED CONVENTIONAL OIL, GAS, AND NGL
Laughlin, Robert B.
AM-i Chapter AM U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR UNDISCOVERED CONVENTIONAL OIL, GAS Survey (USGS) periodically conducts assessments of the oil, gas, and natural-gas liquids (NGL) resources by the USGS in1998 for undiscovered oil, gas, and NGL resources that reside in conventional accumulations
A Comparison of Wind Turbine Load Statistics for Inflow Turbulence Fields based on Conventional
Manuel, Lance
A Comparison of Wind Turbine Load Statistics for Inflow Turbulence Fields based on Conventional for a utility-scale 5MW wind turbine. Load statistics, spectra, and time-frequency analysis representations utility-scale wind turbines. The present study takes on this question by making use of conventional
Society of Wood Science and Technology Convention 10-12 November 2008, Concepcin, Chile
Society of Wood Science and Technology Convention 10-12 November 2008, Concepción, Chile Global Trade of Wood and Paper Products By Ed Pepke Forest Products Marketing Specialist UNECE/FAO Timber #12;Society of Wood Science and Technology Convention 10-12 November 2008, Concepción, Chile Subjects
SPE 159255-PP Rock Classification from Conventional Well Logs in Hydrocarbon-Bearing
Torres-Verdín, Carlos
SPE 159255-PP Rock Classification from Conventional Well Logs in Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shale Andrew C the purpose of quantifying gas-in-place. Rock typing in hydrocarbon-bearing shale with conventional well logs typing method for application in hydrocarbon-bearing shale (specifically source rock) reservoirs using
DNA decontamination: DNA-ExitusPlus in comparison with conventional reagents
Cai, Long
DNA decontamination: DNA-ExitusPlus in comparison with conventional reagents Here we present a completely new DNA decontamination reagent DNA-ExitusPlus. In comparison with conventional products, DNA solutions for effective DNA decontamination. DNA decontamination reagents use three different molecular prin
Inverse transport problem solvers based on regularized and compressive sensing techniques
Cheng, Y.; Cao, L.; Wu, H.; Zhang, H. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Xianning West Road No.28, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049 (China)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
According to the direct exposure measurements from flash radiographic image, regularized-based method and compressive sensing (CS)-based method for inverse transport equation are presented. The linear absorption coefficients and interface locations of objects are reconstructed directly at the same time. With a large number of measurements, least-square method is utilized to complete the reconstruction. Owing to the ill-posedness of the inverse problems, regularized algorithm is employed. Tikhonov method is applied with an appropriate posterior regularization parameter to get a meaningful solution. However, it's always very costly to obtain enough measurements. With limited measurements, CS sparse reconstruction technique Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP) is applied to obtain the sparse coefficients by solving an optimization problem. This paper constructs and takes the forward projection matrix rather than Gauss matrix as measurement matrix. In the CS-based algorithm, Fourier expansion and wavelet expansion are adopted to convert an underdetermined system to a well-posed system. Simulations and numerical results of regularized method with appropriate regularization parameter and that of CS-based agree well with the reference value, furthermore, both methods avoid amplifying the noise. (authors)
Quasi Regular Polyhedra and Their Duals with Coxeter Symmetries Represented by Quaternions II
Mehmet Koca; Mudhahir Al Ajmi; Saleh Al- Shidhani
2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we construct the quasi regular polyhedra and their duals which are the generalizations of the Archimedean and Catalan solids respectively. This work is an extension of two previous papers of ours which were based on the Archimedean and Catalan solids obtained as the orbits of the Coxeter groups . When these groups act on an arbitrary vector in 3D Euclidean space they generate the orbits corresponding to the quasi regular polyhedra. Special choices of the vectors lead to the platonic and Archimedean solids. In general, the faces of the quasi regular polyhedra consist of the equilateral triangles, squares, regular pentagons as well as rectangles, isogonal hexagons, isogonal octagons, and isogonal decagons depending on the choice of the Coxeter groups of interest. We follow the quaternionic representation of the group elements of the Coxeter groups which necessarily leads to the quaternionic representation of the vertices. We note the fact that the molecule can best be represented by a truncated icosahedron where the hexagonal faces are not regular, rather, they are isogonal hexagons where single bonds and double bonds of the carbon atoms are represented by the alternating edge lengths of isogonal hexagons.
Detecting regular sound changes in linguistics as events of concerted evolution
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Hruschka, Daniel J.; Branford, Simon; Smith, Eric D.; George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; Wilkins, Jon; Ronin Institute, Montclair, NJ; Meade, Andrew; Pagel, Mark; The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM; Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; et al
2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z
Background: Concerted evolution is normally used to describe parallel changes at different sites in a genome, but it is also observed in languages where a specific phoneme changes to the same other phoneme in many words in the lexicon—a phenomenon known as regular sound change. We develop a general statistical model that can detect concerted changes in aligned sequence data and apply it to study regular sound changes in the Turkic language family. Results: Linguistic evolution, unlike the genetic substitutional process, is dominated by events of concerted evolutionary change. Our model identified more than 70 historical events of regular soundmore »change that occurred throughout the evolution of the Turkic language family, while simultaneously inferring a dated phylogenetic tree. Including regular sound changes yielded an approximately 4-fold improvement in the characterization of linguistic change over a simpler model of sporadic change, improved phylogenetic inference, and returned more reliable and plausible dates for events on the phylogenies. The historical timings of the concerted changes closely follow a Poisson process model, and the sound transition networks derived from our model mirror linguistic expectations. Conclusions: We demonstrate that a model with no prior knowledge of complex concerted or regular changes can nevertheless infer the historical timings and genealogical placements of events of concerted change from the signals left in contemporary data. Our model can be applied wherever discrete elements—such as genes, words, cultural trends, technologies, or morphological traits—can change in parallel within an organism or other evolving group.« less
M. Macek; A. Leviatan
2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z
We present a comprehensive analysis of the emerging order and chaos and enduring symmetries, accompanying a generic (high-barrier) first-order quantum phase transition (QPT). The interacting boson model Hamiltonian employed, describes a QPT between spherical and deformed shapes, associated with its U(5) and SU(3) dynamical symmetry limits. A classical analysis of the intrinsic dynamics reveals a rich but simply-divided phase space structure with a H\\'enon-Heiles type of chaotic dynamics ascribed to the spherical minimum and a robustly regular dynamics ascribed to the deformed minimum. The simple pattern of mixed but well-separated dynamics persists in the coexistence region and traces the crossing of the two minima in the Landau potential. A quantum analysis discloses a number of regular low-energy U(5)-like multiplets in the spherical region, and regular SU(3)-like rotational bands extending to high energies and angular momenta, in the deformed region. These two kinds of regular subsets of states retain their identity amidst a complicated environment of other states and both occur in the coexistence region. A symmetry analysis of their wave functions shows that they are associated with partial U(5) dynamical symmetry (PDS) and SU(3) quasi-dynamical symmetry (QDS), respectively. The pattern of mixed but well-separated dynamics and the PDS or QDS characterization of the remaining regularity, appear to be robust throughout the QPT. Effects of kinetic collective rotational terms, which may disrupt this simple pattern, are considered.
On a regularized family of models for the full Ericksen-Leslie system
Ciprian G. Gal; Louis Tebou
2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a general family of regularized systems for the full Ericksen-Leslie model for the hydrodynamics of liquid crystals in $n$-dimensional compact Riemannian manifolds, $n$=2,3. The system we consider consists of a regularized family of Navier-Stokes equations (including the Navier Stokes-$\\alpha $-like equation, the Leray-$\\alpha $ equation, the Modified Leray-$\\alpha $ equation, the Simplified Bardina model, the Navier Stokes-Voigt model and the Navier-Stokes equation) for the fluid velocity $u$ suitably coupled with a parabolic equation for the director field $d$. We establish existence, stability and regularity results for this family. We also show the existence of a finite dimensional global attractor for our general model, and then establish sufficiently general conditions under which each trajectory converges to a single equilibrium by means of a Lojasiewicz-Simon inequality.
OVMA 100th ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO - NORMAN - IT'S ON The Orange Power is in the house! Stop a Companion Animal Program? Acknowledge the loss of client companion animals by making a contribution to the Companion Animal Fund. We make it easy. Contact me for a submission form, fill out the names of your client
Superradiant instablility of charged regular black holes under charged scalar perturbations
Huang, Yang; Li, Xin-Zhou
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the late-time behavior of charged scalar perturbations in the background of a charged regular black hole proposed by Ay\\'{o}n-Beato-Garc\\'{\\i}a. We find that, different from the neutral perturbations, the charged perturbation can lead to superradiance phenomenon, and moreover destabilize the charged regular black hole. By using careful time-domain analysis, we show that all the growing modes originate from superradiance mechanism, but not all the superradiant modes are unstable. Another interesting property of the instability is that, these unstable modes do not in the bound state and can escape to infinity which make the instability radically different from those reported previously.
An efficient technique for writing regular expressions of special finite state machines
Chen, Xi
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
) Xi Chen, B. S. , South China Institute of Technology Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Hosame Abu-Amara The present existing algorithms of converting a state graph to a regular expression are based on the assumption of the worst cases. Thus... of its preciseness and formalness as well as its simplicity to express ideas in this language. Thus, since it had been introduced in late 50's, there have been a number of applications of regular ex- pressions in both software and hardware world...
Regular Rather than Chaotic Origin of the Resonant Transport in Superlattices
S. M. Soskin; I. A. Khovanov; P. V. E. McClintock
2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
We address the enhancement of electron drift in semiconductor superlattices of nanometre scale that occurs in combined electric and tilted magnetic fields if Bloch oscillations become resonant with cyclotron rotation in the transverse plane. We uncover the true dynamical mechanism of the phenomenon: the electron dynamics at relevant time-scales is regular or almost regular, contrary to the widespread belief that the enhancement arises through chaotic diffusion between collisions. The theory provides an accurate description of earlier numerical simulations, predicts new remarkable features verified by simulations, and suggests new ways of controlling resonant transport.
Regularized energy-dependent solar flare hard x-ray spectral index
Eduard P. Kontar; Alexander L. MacKinnon
2005-06-05T23:59:59.000Z
The deduction from solar flare X-ray photon spectroscopic data of the energy dependent model-independent spectral index is considered as an inverse problem. Using the well developed regularization approach we analyze the energy dependency of spectral index for a high resolution energy spectrum provided by Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI). The regularization technique produces much smoother derivatives while avoiding additional errors typical of finite differences. It is shown that observations imply a spectral index varying significantly with energy, in a way that also varies with time as the flare progresses. The implications of these findings are discussed in the solar flare context.
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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register request for information and notice of document availability regarding energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on February 6, 2014.
Economie Sociale et Solidaire et Economie des Conventions Franck Bessis1
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 Economie Sociale et Solidaire et Economie des Conventions Franck Bessis1 et Isabelle-mail : franck.bessis@univ-lyon2.fr 2 Chercheure post-doctorante, boursière du Fonds national suisse pour la
ONLINE WINE TOURISM MARKETING EFFORTS OF WINERIES AND CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS IN TEXAS
Rasch, Leslie
2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z
wineries conduct online marketing of wine tourism through their own establishments as well as in a regional context. A specific focus was placed on indications of collaborative wine tourism marketing practices on winery websites. Additionally, Convention...
Fabrication of masters for microfluidic devices using conventional printed circuit technology
Sudarsan, Arjun Penubolu
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
are typically produced as replicas of a rigid mold or master incorporating a negative image of the desired structures. The negative image is typically constructed from either thick photoresists or etched silicon substrates using conventional photolithographic...
Public participation in environmental impact assessment-implementing the Aarhus Convention
Hartley, Nicola [EIA Centre, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Wood, Christopher [EIA Centre, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: chris.wood@manchester.ac.uk
2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
This article explores the nature of public participation in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process in the context of the potential integration of the Aarhus Convention principles into the UK EIA system. Although the Convention advocates 'early' and 'effective' participation, these terms remain undefined and questions persist about exactly how to implement the Aarhus principles. Ten practice evaluation criteria derived from the Aarhus Convention are used to analyse the public participation procedures used in four UK waste disposal EIA case studies. The paper reports the extent to which the practice evaluation criteria were fulfilled, explores the types and effectiveness of the participation methods used in the EIAs, and highlights some of the key barriers that appear to impede the execution of 'early' and 'effective' participation programmes. It concludes that the Aarhus Convention will undoubtedly lead to a strengthening of participation procedures but that the level of improvement secured will depend upon how its ideals are interpreted and incorporated into legislation and practice.
Table 9. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Volumes by...
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site
5.7 5.9 4.4 12.9 NA 17.3 See footnotes at end of table. 9. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type 18 Energy Information Administration ...
Table 9. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Volumes by...
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site
5.7 5.9 3.9 12.7 W 16.6 See footnotes at end of table. 9. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type 18 Energy Information Administration ...
Table 8. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by...
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site
87.4 86.9 78.3 68.5 W 70.8 See footnotes at end of table. 8. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type 16 Energy Information Administration ...
Table 8. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by...
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site
88.4 87.8 80.1 70.0 NA 72.6 See footnotes at end of table. 8. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type 16 Energy Information Administration ...
Implementation of B-splines in a Conventional Finite Element Framework
Owens, Brian C.
2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
that describe the process of implementing B-splines into an existing finite element framework. Therefore, it is necessary to document this methodology. This implementation should conform to the structure of conventional finite elements and only require...
Are cap-and-trade programs more environmentally effective than conventional regulation?
Ellerman, A. Denny
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper considers the evidence and possible reasons that cap-and-trade programs are more effective in meeting environmental objectives than conventional prescriptive regulation. The evidence is based mostly, but not ...
The Coils of the Anaconda: America's First Conventional Battle in Afghanistan
Grau, Les
2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
Operation Anaconda was America's first conventional battle in Afghanistan. America's first battles did not always turn out as victories. Bunker Hill, Bull Run, Kasserine Pass, Task Force Smith, the Ia Drang Valley-all were ...
Equivalence of Conventionally-Derived and Parthenote-Derived Human Embryonic Stem Cells
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Equivalence of Conventionally-Derived and Parthenote-6 | Issue 1 | e14499 Equivalence of hESC and phESC Figure 4.to determine points of equivalence and differences between
A comparative study of conventionally sintered and microwave sintered nickel zinc ferrite
Rani, Rekha [Electroceramics Research Lab, GVM Girls College, Sonepat-131001, India and School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala-147004 (India); Juneja, J. K. [Department of Physics, Hindu College, Sonepat-131001 (India); Raina, K. K. [School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala-147004 (India); Kotnala, R. K. [National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi -110012 (India); Prakash, Chandra, E-mail: cprakash2014@gmail.com [Solid State Physics Laboratory, Timarpur, Delhi - 110054 (India)
2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
For the present work, nickel zinc ferrite having compositional formula Ni{sub 0.8}Zn{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} was synthesized by conventional solid state method and sintered in conventional and microwave furnaces. Pellets were sintered with very short soaking time of 10 min at 1150 °C in microwave furnace whereas 4 hrs of soaking time was selected for conventional sintering at 1200 °C. Phase formation was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis technique. Scanning electron micrographs were taken for microstructural study. Dielectric properties were studied as a function of temperature. To study magnetic behavior, M-H hysteresis loops were recorded for both samples. It is observed that microwave sintered sample could obtain comparable properties to the conventionally sintered one in lesser soaking time at lower sintering temperature.
Is a Green Paradox Spectre Haunting International Climate Change Laws and Conventions?
Partain, Roy Andrew
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
substitutes, as conventional crude oil and shale oil are, aresults when the price of crude oil in the latter period ismotive to expel the crude oil and natural gas is another
Evaluating the Conventional Wisdom in Clone Removal: A Genealogy-based Empirical Study
Schneider, Kevin A.
Evaluating the Conventional Wisdom in Clone Removal: A Genealogy-based Empirical Study Minhaz F study based on the clone genealogies from a significant num- ber of releases of six software systems
Analysis of conventional and plutonium recycle unit-assemblies for the Yankee (Rowe) PWR
Mertens, Paul Gustaaf
1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An analysis and comparison of Unit Conventional UO2 Fuel-Assemblies and proposed Plutonium Recycle Fuel Assemblies for the Yankee (Rowe) Reactor has been made. The influence of spectral effects, at the watergaps -and ...
Modelling the costs of non-conventional oil: A case study of Canadian bitumen
Méjean, A; Hope, Chris
in conventional deposits. The longer- term problem of climate change arises from the fuller and longer-term use of coal, and of unconventional deposits such as heavy oils, tar sands and oil shales.” (Grubb, 2001) As conventional oil becomes scarcer, the transport... , it is not mobile at reservoir conditions, (Cupcic, 2003): density Oil shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock rich in organic matter, (USGS, 2005): oil shales contain kerogen, which is a solid, insoluble organic material...
A review of ash in conventional and advanced coal-based power systems
Holcombe, N.T.
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Process conditions are briefly described for conventional and advanced power systems. The advanced systems include both combustion and gasification processes. We discuss problems in coal-based power generation systems, including deposition, agglomeration and sintering of bed materials, and ash attack are discussed. We also discuss methods of mitigating ash problems and anticipated changes anticipated in ash use by converting from conventional to advanced systems.
Lammert, M. P.; Burton, J.; Sindler, P.; Duran, A.
2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This research project compares laboratory-measured fuel economy of a medium-duty diesel powered hydraulic hybrid vehicle drivetrain to both a conventional diesel drivetrain and a conventional gasoline drivetrain in a typical commercial parcel delivery application. Vehicles in this study included a model year 2012 Freightliner P100H hybrid compared to a 2012 conventional gasoline P100 and a 2012 conventional diesel parcel delivery van of similar specifications. Drive cycle analysis of 484 days of hybrid parcel delivery van commercial operation from multiple vehicles was used to select three standard laboratory drive cycles as well as to create a custom representative cycle. These four cycles encompass and bracket the range of real world in-use data observed in Baltimore United Parcel Service operations. The NY Composite cycle, the City Suburban Heavy Vehicle Cycle cycle, and the California Air Resources Board Heavy Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck (HHDDT) cycle as well as a custom Baltimore parcel delivery cycle were tested at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Renewable Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory. Fuel consumption was measured and analyzed for all three vehicles. Vehicle laboratory results are compared on the basis of fuel economy. The hydraulic hybrid parcel delivery van demonstrated 19%-52% better fuel economy than the conventional diesel parcel delivery van and 30%-56% better fuel economy than the conventional gasoline parcel delivery van on cycles other than the highway-oriented HHDDT cycle.
Multistep DBT and regular rational extensions of the isotonic oscillator Yves Grandati
new towers of regular rational extensions of this potential which are strictly isospectral to it. We corresponding to unphysical (negative energy) eigenfunctions of the initial hamiltonian. They are obtained of negative energy states has been already proposed in early years of SUSY MQ development [25
Enumerating the edge-colourings of a regular graph Stephane Bessy and Frederic Havet
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Enumerating the edge-colourings of a regular graph St´ephane Bessy and Fr´ed´eric Havet Assistant and Combinatorics Deparment of Applied Mathematics, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. S. Bessy. Bessy and F.Havet () Enumerating the edge-colourings WGTC, Kaohsiung, 2012 2 / 41 lirmm-00811571,version
REGULAR ARTICLE Soil erosion, runoff and nutrient losses in an avocado (Persea
Lehmann, Johannes
REGULAR ARTICLE Soil erosion, runoff and nutrient losses in an avocado (Persea americana Mill management systems on erosion and runoff processes associated with extremely steep hillside avocado (Persea several groundcover manage- ment systems at a steep hillside avocado planting in a three-year study: 1
LETTER Communicated by Emilio Salinas A Simple Model of Long-Term Spike Train Regularization
Nelson, Mark E.
a simpli ed version--the linear adaptive threshold model--that contains a single state variable and three that this regular- ization enhances the detectability of weak signals encoded by the linear adaptive threshold model adaptive threshold model may Neural Computation 14, 15751597 (2002) c° 2002 Massachusetts Institute
Global Gevrey Regularity for the B'enard Convection in Porous Medium with Zero
system for energy conservation, enhancing recovery of oil by thermal methods, assessing risks for nuclear with values in a Gevrey class regularity. We also prove that the solution of the standard Galerkin method of solutions to the threedimensional problem using the standard Galerkin method. Furthermore, following
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
On viscosity solutions of certain Hamilton-Jacobi equations: Regularity results and generalized prove that any viscosity solution of the corresponding Hamilton-Jacobi equation on the manifold M). Moreover, we prove that, under additional assumptions and in low dimension, any viscosity solution
Regularized reconstruction of the differential emission measure from solar flare hard X-ray spectra
Piana, Michele
Regularized reconstruction of the differential emission measure from solar flare hard X-ray spectra for solar flare hard X-rays, it is currently unclear whether the electron distribution responsible simulated data and real photon spectra recorded by RHESSI. Subject headings: Sun: flares 1. Introduction
Alternative approach to the regularization of odd dimensional AdS gravity
Pablo Mora
2007-08-23T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper I present an action principle for odd dimensional AdS gravity which consists of introducing another manifold with the same boundary and a very specific boundary term. This new action allows and alternative approach to the regularization of the theory, yielding a finite euclidean action and finite conserved charges. The choice of the boundary term is justified on the grounds that an enhanced 'almost off-shell' local AdS/Conformal symmetry arises for that very special choice. One may say that the boundary term is dictated by a guiding symmetry principle. Two sets of boundary conditions are considered, which yield regularization procedures analogous to (but different from) the standard 'background substraction' and 'counterterms' regularization methods. The Noether charges are constructed in general. As an application it is shown that for Schwarszchild-AdS black holes the charge associated to the time-like Killing vector is finite and is indeed the mass. The Euclidean action for Schwarzschild-AdS black holes is computed, and it turns out to be finite, and to yield the right thermodynamics. The previous paragraph may be interpreted in the sense that the boundary term dictated by the symmetry principle is the one that correctly regularizes the action.
Kinematics measurements of regular, irregular, and rogue waves by PIV/LDV
Choi, Hae-Jin
2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
waves. A series of experiments were conducted in a 2-D wave tank at Texas A&M University to measure wave velocities and accelerations using LDV and PIV systems. The wave crests of regular and rogue waves are the focus of this study. With the measured...
Application of denoising methods to regularization of ill-posed problems
Reichel, Lothar
singular values "cluster" at the origin and with an error-contaminated data vector arise in many to be contaminated by an additive error e Rm , i.e., b = bt + e, where bt Rn denotes the unknown error-free data regularization is achieved by car- rying out sufficiently few iterations with an iterative solution method
Computations Modulo Regular Chains Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan
Moreno Maza, Marc
Computations Modulo Regular Chains Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan (University of Western Ontario) ISSAC 2009, Seoul July 30, 2009 Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan (University of Western) = (2 x - 1) y - 7 - x. Xin Li, Marc Moreno Maza and Wei Pan (University of Western Ontario
Regular Paths in SparQL: Querying the NCI Thesaurus Landon T. Detwiler1
Washington at Seattle, University of
Regular Paths in SparQL: Querying the NCI Thesaurus Landon T. Detwiler1 , Dan Suciu, PhD3 , James F can create views of the OWL version of the NCI Thesaurus that match the views generated by the web the matched triples. Some examples of triples from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Thesaurus that would
Regular PaperJ. Radiat. Res., 51, 657664 (2010) Adaptive Response in Zebrafish Embryos Induced Using
Yu, K.N.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
in the zebrafish embryos in vivo. INTRODUCTION For radiation protection purposes, prediction of risk from this model is commonly adopted for radiation protection purposes, there is a considerable amount of evidenceRegular PaperJ. Radiat. Res., 51, 657664 (2010) Adaptive Response in Zebrafish Embryos Induced
CoConut: Co-Classification with Output Space Regularization Sameh Khamis Christoph H. Lampert
Daume III, Hal
CoConut: Co-Classification with Output Space Regularization Sameh Khamis Christoph H. Lampert a combination of discrete optimization and Lagrangian Relaxation Approach We evaluated CoConut on six different datasets: four image and two network datasets We used the features provided by the original authors CoConut
Hierarchical Extraction of Iso-Surfaces with Semi-Regular Meshes Kai Hormann
Hormann, Kai
Hierarchical Extraction of Iso-Surfaces with Semi-Regular Meshes Kai Hormann Ulf Labsik Martin and final result of our hierarchical iso-surface extraction algorithm. Abstract In this paper we present a novel approach to iso-surface extrac- tion which is based on a multiresolution volume data
Mode competition and output power in regular and chaotic dielectric cavity lasers
Stone, A. Douglas
Mode competition and output power in regular and chaotic dielectric cavity lasers Hakan E. T many modes and their competition can address the mode selection and output power of these lasers lasing patterns of two- dimensional dielectric microcavity lasers of different shape, including
Possible doublet mechanism for a regular component of parity violation in neutron scattering
V. V. Flambaum; V. G. Zelevinsky
1994-12-19T23:59:59.000Z
A nucleus with octupole deformation of the mean field reveals rotational doublets with the same angular momentum and opposite parity. Mediated by the Coriolis-type interaction, the doublet structure leads to a strong regular component in the parity violation caused by weak interaction. This can explain sign correlations observed in polarized neutron scattering by $^{232}$Th.
EVOLUTION AND REGULARITY RESULTS FOR EPITAXIALLY STRAINED THIN FILMS AND MATERIAL VOIDS
Segatti, Antonio
EVOLUTION AND REGULARITY RESULTS FOR EPITAXIALLY STRAINED THIN FILMS AND MATERIAL VOIDS PAOLO PIOVANO Abstract. We consider free boundary problems that model the evolution of interfaces, and the surface energy, which has a stabilizing effect. First, we introduce the evolution equation with curvature
EFFECTIVE WAVELET-BASED REGULARIZATION OF DIVERGENCE-FREE FRACTIONAL BROWNIAN MOTION
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
EFFECTIVE WAVELET-BASED REGULARIZATION OF DIVERGENCE-FREE FRACTIONAL BROWNIAN MOTION P. H´EAS, S-free fractional Brownian Motion (fBm). The method is based on fractional Laplacian and divergence-free waveletBm priors, by simply sampling wavelet coefficients according to Gaussian white noise. Fractional Laplacians
Pizurica, Aleksandra
Three-Dimensional Quantitative Microwave Imaging of Realistic Numerical Breast Phantoms Using Huber detection with microwaves is based on the difference in dielectric properties between normal and malignant microwave scattering is a nonlinear, ill-posed inverse problem. We proposed to use the Huber regularization
DOI 10.1140/epje/i2013-13017-0 Regular Article
Scheibert, Julien
DOI 10.1140/epje/i2013-13017-0 Regular Article Eur. Phys. J. E (2013) 36: 17 THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL. This local constitutive law, which involves a roughness-related length scale, is consistent with the model Amontons-Coulomb's framework, when two solids are brought in contact un- der a normal load P and subjected
Existence theory for finite-strain crystal plasticity with gradient regularization
Mielke, Alexander
Existence theory for finite-strain crystal plasticity with gradient regularization Alexander Mielke combine the formal ideas for single-crystal plasticity from [OrR99, Mie03] with the recent analytical and the plastic tensor P, which is driven by the plastic slip strain rates pj. We allow for self-hardening as well
Proton: Multitouch Gestures as Regular Expressions Kenrick Kin1,2
Agrawala, Maneesh
Proton: Multitouch Gestures as Regular Expressions Kenrick Kin1,2 Bj¨orn Hartmann1 Tony DeRose2) know how to extend existing code to reliably recognize the complete gesture set. Proton is a novel frame- work that addresses both of these problems. Using Proton, the application developer declaratively
Ruler: high-speed traffic classification and rewriting using regular expressions
Bos, Herbert
Ruler: high-speed traffic classification and rewriting using regular expressions Technical Report and usefulness of the anonymised data, flexibility is essential. For this purpose, Ruler allows matching privacy and security concerns on the one hand, and the information needs of the network monitoring
Regularity of Horizons and The Area Theorem Piotr T. Chru sciel Erwann Delay y
ChruÂ?ciel, Piotr T.
Conclusions 51 A The Geometry of C 2 Null Hypersurfaces 52 B Some comments on the area theorem of HawkingRegularity of Horizons and The Area Theorem Piotr T. Chru#19;sciel #3; Erwann Delay y D#19 12, 2000 Abstract We prove that the area of sections of future event horizons in space{ times
The structure of reflexive regular splicing languages via Schutzenberger constants \\Lambda
Bonizzoni, Paola
by Paun and Pixton respectively [16, 20]. The computational power of splicing systems has been thoroughlyThe structure of reflexive regular splicing languages via Sch¨utzenberger constants \\Lambda Paola generating) device, called a splicing system. Other variants of this original definition were also proposed
REGULAR ARTICLE Impact of biological soil crusts and desert plants on soil
Neher, Deborah A.
REGULAR ARTICLE Impact of biological soil crusts and desert plants on soil microfaunal community are supplied by a variety of sources in the desert food web; both vascular and non-vascular plants and cyanobacteria supply carbon, and cyanobacteria and plant-associated rhizosphere bacteria are sources
Rotational Symmetry and Regularization Dependence in the $?^4_4$-Model
C. B. Lang; U. Winkler
1992-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
We study the one component $\\Phi^4$ model for four different lattice actions in the Gaussian limit and for the Ising model in the broken phase. Emphasis is put on the euclidean invariance properties of the boson propagator. A measure of the violation of rotational symmetry serves as a tool to compare the regularization dependence of the triviality bound.
On a regularized family of models for homogeneous incompressible two-phase flows
Ciprian G. Gal; T. Tachim Medjo
2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a general family of regularized models for incompressible two-phase flows based on the Allen-Cahn formulation in n-dimensional compact Riemannian manifolds for n=2,3. The system we consider consists of a regularized family of Navier-Stokes equations (including the Navier-Stokes-{\\alpha}-like model, the Leray-{\\alpha} model, the Modified Leray-{\\alpha} model, the Simplified Bardina model, the Navier-Stokes-Voight model and the Navier-Stokes model) for the fluid velocity suitably coupled with a convective Allen-Cahn equation for the (phase) order parameter. We give a unified analysis of the entire three-parameter family of two-phase models using only abstract mapping properties of the principal dissipation and smoothing operators, and then use assumptions about the specific form of the parametrizations, leading to specific models, only when necessary to obtain the sharpest results. We establish existence, stability and regularity results, and some results for singular perturbations, which as special cases include the inviscid limit of viscous models and the {\\alpha}->0 limit in {\\alpha}-models. Then, we also show the existence of a global attractor and exponential attractor for our general model, and then establish precise conditions under which each trajectory converges to a single equilibrium by means of a LS inequality. We also derive new results on the existence of global and exponential attractors for the regularized family of Navier-Stokes equations and magnetohydrodynamics models which improve and complement the results of Holst et. al. [J. Nonlinear Science 20, 2010, 523-567]. Finally, our analysis is applied to certain regularized Ericksen-Leslie (RSEL) models for the hydrodynamics of liquid crystals in n-dimensional compact Riemannian manifolds.
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Nawrocki, G.J.; Seaver, C.L.; Kowalkowski, J.B.
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
As controls needs at the Advanced Photon Source matured from an installation phase to an operational phase, the need to monitor the existing conventional facilities control system with the EPICS-based accelerator control system was realized. This existing conventional facilities control network is based on a proprietary system from Johnson Controls called Metasys. Initially read-only monitoring of the Metasys parameters will be provided; however, the ability for possible future expansion to full control is available. This paper describes a method of using commercially available hardware and existing EPICS software as a bridge between the Metasys and EPICS control systems.
Heath, G.; O'Donoughue, P.; Whitaker, M.
2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This research provides a systematic review and harmonization of the life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of electricity generated from conventionally produced natural gas. We focus on estimates of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted in the life cycle of electricity generation from conventionally produced natural gas in combustion turbines (NGCT) and combined-cycle (NGCC) systems. A process we term "harmonization" was employed to align several common system performance parameters and assumptions to better allow for cross-study comparisons, with the goal of clarifying central tendency and reducing variability in estimates of life cycle GHG emissions. This presentation summarizes preliminary results.
An investigation of wind loads on conventional and nonconventional highway signs
Ross, Hayes Ellis
1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of occurrence of design winds Economics of conventional and non-solid signs 1 1 2 7 7 14 18 20 1. 5 Results Wind loads on conventional signs Wind loads on non-solid signs Economic and safety aspects as a function of the frequency of occurrence... Wind Actions on Sign Full-Scale Sign on Test Site Basic Test Equipment Wind Zunnel Facility Flat-Plate Model Mounted in Wind Tunnel 10 10 13 13 Louvered Model No. 5 Mounted in Wind Tunnel 16 1. 4. 7 1. 4. 9 1. 5. 1 1. 5. 2 2. 1. 1 2. 1...
Tensor-based formulation and nuclear norm regularization for multi-energy computed tomography
Semerci, Oguz; Kilmer, Misha E; Miller, Eric L
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The development of energy selective, photon counting X-ray detectors allows for a wide range of new possibilities in the area of computed tomographic image formation. Under the assumption of perfect energy resolution, here we propose a tensor-based iterative algorithm that simultaneously reconstructs the X-ray attenuation distribution for each energy. We use a multi-linear image model rather than a more standard "stacked vector" representation in order to develop novel tensor-based regularizers. Specifically, we model the multi-spectral unknown as a 3-way tensor where the first two dimensions are space and the third dimension is energy. This approach allows for the design of tensor nuclear norm regularizers, which like its two dimensional counterpart, is a convex function of the multi-spectral unknown. The solution to the resulting convex optimization problem is obtained using an alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) approach. Simulation results shows that the generalized tensor nuclear norm can ...
Scattering by regular black holes: Planar massless scalar waves impinging upon a Bardeen black hole
Macedo, Caio F B; Crispino, Luís C B
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Singularities are common features of general relativity black holes. However, within general relativity, one can construct black holes that present no singularities. These regular black hole solutions can be achieved by, for instance, relaxing one of the energy conditions on the stress energy tensor sourcing the black hole. Some regular black hole solutions were found in the context of non-linear electrodynamics, the Bardeen black hole being the first one proposed. In this paper, we consider a planar massless scalar wave scattered by a Bardeen black hole. We compare the scattering cross section computed using a partial-wave description with the classical geodesic scattering of a stream of null geodesics, as well as with the semi-classical glory approximation. We obtain that, for some values of the corresponding black hole charge, the scattering cross section of a Bardeen black hole has a similar interference pattern of a Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole.
Scattering by regular black holes: Planar massless scalar waves impinging upon a Bardeen black hole
Caio F. B. Macedo; Ednilton S. de Oliveira; Luís C. B. Crispino
2015-06-26T23:59:59.000Z
Singularities are common features of general relativity black holes. However, within general relativity, one can construct black holes that present no singularities. These regular black hole solutions can be achieved by, for instance, relaxing one of the energy conditions on the stress energy tensor sourcing the black hole. Some regular black hole solutions were found in the context of non-linear electrodynamics, the Bardeen black hole being the first one proposed. In this paper, we consider a planar massless scalar wave scattered by a Bardeen black hole. We compare the scattering cross section computed using a partial-wave description with the classical geodesic scattering of a stream of null geodesics, as well as with the semi-classical glory approximation. We obtain that, for some values of the corresponding black hole charge, the scattering cross section of a Bardeen black hole has a similar interference pattern of a Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole.
E. Ercolessi; A. Ibort; G. Marmo; G. Morandi
2006-02-03T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss how the existence of a regular Lagrangian description on the tangent bundle $TQ$ of some configuration space $Q$ allows for the construction of a linear structure on $TQ$ that can be considered as "adapted" to the given dynamical system. The fact then that many dynamical systems admit alternative Lagrangian descriptions opens the possibility to use the Weyl scheme to quantize the system in different non equivalent ways, "evading", so to speak, the von Neumann uniqueness theorem.
Difference Between Hispanic Adolescent Males in Alternative and Regular Education Placement
Kocian, Brandi R.
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HISPANIC ADOLESCENT MALES IN ALTERNATIVE AND REGULAR EDUCATION PLACEMENT A Dissertation by BRANDI RENEE KOCIAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... Dissertation by BRANDI RENEE KOCIAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee...
Energy Distribution of a Regular Class of Exact Black Hole Solutions
I-Ching Yang; Chi-Long Lin; I. Radinschi
2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we present the expressions for the energy of a regular class of exact black hole solutions of Einstein's equations coupled with a nonlinear electrodynamics source. We calculate the energy distribution using the Einstein, Weinberg and M{\\o}ller prescriptions. We make a discussion of the results in function of two specific parameters, a sort of dipole and quadrupole moments of the nonlinear source $\\alpha$ and $\\beta$, and in addition a study of some particular cases is performed.
114 CHAPTER 2. REGULAR LANGUAGES 2.17 Right-Invariant Equivalence Relations on
Gallier, Jean
114 CHAPTER 2. REGULAR LANGUAGES 2.17 Right-Invariant Equivalence Relations on Let D = (Q, , , q0 an equivalent DFA Dr such that L(D) = L(Dr), where all the states of Dr are reachable. From now on, we assume-INVARIANT EQUIVALENCE RELATIONS ON 115 Recall that an equivalence relation on a set A is a relation which is reflexive
Pumping Lemma for Regular Sets: Let D = (Q, , , q0, F) be a DFA.
Massachusetts at Amherst, University of
Pumping Lemma for Regular Sets: Let D = (Q, , , q0, F) be a DFA. Let n = |Q|. Let w L(D) s.t. |w| n. Then x, y, z s.t. the following all hold: xyz = w |xy| n |y| > 0, and k 0 (xykz L(D)) L30: Pumping Lemma CS250: Discrete Math for Computer Science #12;proof: Let w L(D), |w| n, w = w1, w2
August 30-31, 2005 Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center
August 30-31, 2005 Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center Augusta, GA Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, more than 45 researchers and industry experts representing industrial gas and energy companies
Technological impact of Non-Conventional Renewable Energy in the Chilean Electricity System
Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)
and determine the evolution of technological diversity variables, costs, CO2 emissions and energy injection mix), investment and operating costs, technological diversity, CO2 emissions and the injected powerTechnological impact of Non-Conventional Renewable Energy in the Chilean Electricity System Juan D
Miller, L.A.; Hayes, J.E.; Mirsky, S.M. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
This volume contains all of the technical references found in Volumes 1-7 concerning the development of guidelines for the verification and validation of expert systems, knowledge-based systems, other AI systems, object-oriented systems, and conventional systems.
Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Series 1 Wind energy is more expensive than conventional energy.
Massachusetts at Amherst, University of
Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Series 1 Wind energy is more expensive than conventional energy. Wind's variability does increase the day-to-day and minute-to- minute operating costs of a utility system because the wind variations do affect the operation of other plants. But investigations by utility
WHY CONVENTIONAL TOOLS FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ARE OFTEN INADEQUATE FOR PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL CHANGE
Risbey, James S.
WHY CONVENTIONAL TOOLS FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ARE OFTEN INADEQUATE FOR PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL CHANGE of tools for quantitative policy analysis. As policy analysts have turned to the consideration of climate and other problems of global change, they have found it natural to employ such now standard tools as utility
Gillespie, Rosemary
#12;metry and conventional radiocarbon dating of bulk peat samples from the lowest visually apparent peat horizon in each core. Substantially older radiocarbon ages from organic-rich gytjja (mineral, with updates by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources in the 1990s. These reports contain detailed maps
Invitation to participate V Convention on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign
Parrott, Lael
Invitation to participate V Convention on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Quebec www.cedeleq.jimdo.com McGill University, Quebec, Canada May 7th, 8th, 9th, 2015 CEDELEQ V is an event for Spanish Resources, the University of Montreal, UQÀM and APEQ (Association of Spanish Teachers of Quebec
Zornberg, Jorge G.
draining soils for reinforced soil construction have been [2]: · Build up of pore pressure may reduceInter American Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies in Ecological and Sustainable Construction IAC-NOCMAT 2005 - Rio Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, November 11 15th, 2005 GEOSYNTHETIC
Sept/Oct 2008 ListProc Newsletter CSBA 2008 Convention Field Trials of Native Plants
Ishida, Yuko
Sept/Oct 2008 ________________________________________________________________________________ ListProc Newsletter CSBA 2008 Convention Field Trials of Native Plants Apiary Board Active 2009 4-H Essay topic Bee the list, then you do the same thing, but instead of sub, you use unsub or signoff, then the name
Kolokolnikov, Theodore
A threshold area ratio of organic to conventional agriculture causes recurrent pathogen outbreaks in organic agriculture S. Adl a, , D. Iron b , T. Kolokolnikov b a Department of Biology, Dalhousie 2011 Available online 21 March 2011 Keywords: Allodeposition Diffusive logistic equations Food security
Bernstein, Daniel
Chemical Weapons Convention Requirements Part 745page 1 Export Administration Regulations September 28, 2001 §745.1 ADVANCE NOTIFICATION AND ANNUAL REPORT OF ALL EXPORTS OF SCHEDULE 1 CHEMICALS the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) not less than 30 days in advance of every export
Life cycle air quality impacts of conventional and alternative light-duty transportation in the
Mlllet, Dylan B.
preferability of EVs powered by low-emitting electricity relative to gasoline vehicles. LCA | pollution of light-duty transportation include using alternative fuels and improving vehicle fuel economy. We from a range of conventional and renewable sources to power electric vehicles (EVs); and the use
Aerodynamically Optimal Regional Aircraft Concepts: Conventional and Blended Wing-Body Designs
Zingg, David W.
prices and concern about both the exhaustion of fossil fuels and their contribution to climate change. Both the conventional and blended wing-body regional jets are optimized for a 500nmi mission at Mach 0, the need for more fuel efficient aircraft is becoming more pronounced for both economic and environmental
Calibration and data reduction algorithms for non-conventional multi-hole pressure probes
Ramakrishnan, Vijay
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
. Moreover, they eliminate the need to separate the measurement domain of a probe to "low-angle" and "high-angle" regimes, typical in conventional 5- and 7-hole-probe algorithms that require two different sets of pressure coefficient definitions...
Query Plans for Conventional and Temporal Queries Involving Duplicates and Ordering
Snodgrass, Richard T.
substantially from built- in temporal support in the DBMS. To achieve this, temporal query representation for providing temporal support both via a stand-alone temporal DBMS and via a layer on top of a conventional DBMS. By capturing duplicate removal and retention and order preservation for all queries, as well
Aristomenis, Antoniadis
CAD BASED DRILLING USING CONVENTIONAL TWIST DRILLS PANAGIOTIS KYRATSIS*, Dr. Ing. NIKOLAOS BILALIS, antoniadis@dpem.tuc.gr Abstract: Twist drills are geometrically complex tools, which are used in industry and experimental approaches for drilling simulation. The present paper is based on the ground that the increasing
EMISSIONS OF NITROUS OXIDE AND METHANE FROM CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLES
Kammen, Daniel M.
production, biomass as a feedstock for methanol and ethanol fuel production, and solar, wind, and natural gas). The production and use of fuels for transporta- tion also results in emissions of other GHGs, including methaneEMISSIONS OF NITROUS OXIDE AND METHANE FROM CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLES
Advanced Techniques for Reservoir Simulation and Modeling of Non-Conventional Wells
Durlofsky, Louis J.; Aziz, Khalid
2001-08-23T23:59:59.000Z
Research results for the second year of this project on the development of improved modeling techniques for non-conventional (e.g., horizontal, deviated or multilateral) wells were presented. The overall program entails the development of enhanced well modeling and general simulation capabilities. A general formulation for black-oil and compositional reservoir simulation was presented.
Faith, Politics, and the Misguided Mission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Wood, Dustin Alan
2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
in the Southern United States. Citing these perceived problems, they recommended a denominational name change of sorts. Voting on the proposed name change?a descriptor ?Great Commission Baptists??was placed on the agenda for the 2012 Convention. If passed...
Liu, Yijun
not degenerate for thin piezoelectric shells. The latter has signi®cant implications in applications of the piezo an important issue with the increasing applications of piezoelectric materials. In the realm of 3D analysisOn the conventional boundary integral equation formulation for piezoelectric solids with defects
Conventional and 360 degree electron tomography of a micro-crystalline silicon solar cell
Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.
for use as the active absorber layer in low cost solar cells [1], for which efficiencies higher than 8Conventional and 360 degree electron tomography of a micro- crystalline silicon solar cell M thereafter) in micro-crystalline silicon (µc-Si:H) solar cell. The limitations of inferring the 3D geometry
Kimura, H.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
+? with a Conventional Superconducting Tip Hikari Kimura,1,2between a conventional superconducting scanning tunnelinginhomogeneity in the superconductivity of BSCCO. The
WHO
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Profile on Implementation of WHO Framework Convention onOffice for South-East Asia. Profile on Implementation of WHOaccessed 9 May 2011. Profile on Implementation of WHO
Farias, R. L. S. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20559-900 (Brazil); Dallabona, G. [Departamento de Ciencias Exatas, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Cx. Postal 37, 37200-000, Lavras, MG (Brazil); Krein, G. [Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Pamplona 145, Sao Paulo, SP 01405-900 (Brazil); Battistel, O. A. [CBPF, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas Rua Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 Urca Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)
2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
Traditional cutoff regularization schemes of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model limit the applicability of the model to energy-momentum scales much below the value of the regularizing cutoff. In particular, the model cannot be used to study quark matter with Fermi momenta larger than the cutoff. In the present work, an extension of the model to high temperatures and densities recently proposed by Casalbuoni, Gatto, Nardulli, and Ruggieri is used in connection with an implicit regularization scheme. This is done by making use of scaling relations of the divergent one-loop integrals that relate these integrals at different energy-momentum scales. Fixing the pion decay constant at the chiral symmetry breaking scale in the vacuum, the scaling relations predict a running coupling constant that decreases as the regularization scale increases, implementing in a schematic way the property of asymptotic freedom of quantum chromodynamics. If the regularization scale is allowed to increase with density and temperature, the coupling will decrease with density and temperature, extending in this way the applicability of the model to high densities and temperatures. These results are obtained without specifying an explicit regularization. As an illustration of the formalism, numerical results are obtained for the finite density and finite temperature quark condensate and applied to the problem of color superconductivity at high quark densities and finite temperature.
Matter Conditions for Regular Black Holes in $\\mathbf{f(T)}$ Gravity
Joshua Aftergood; Andrew DeBenedictis
2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
We study the conditions imposed on matter to produce a regular (non-singular) interior of a class of spherically symmetric black holes in the $f(T)$ extension of teleparallel gravity. The class of black holes studied is necessarily singular in general relativity. We derive a tetrad which is compatible with the black hole interior and utilize this tetrad in the gravitational equations of motion to study the black hole interior. It is shown that in the case where the gravitational Lagrangian is expandable in a power series $f(T)=T+\\underset{n\
Interaction corrections to the minimal conductivity of graphene via dimensional regularization
S. Teber; A. V. Kotikov
2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
We compute the two-loop interaction correction to the minimal conductivity of disorder-free intrinsic graphene with the help of dimensional regularization. The calculation is done in two different ways: via density-density and via current-current correlation functions. Upon properly renormalizing the perturbation theory, in both cases, we find that: $\\sigma = \\sigma_0\\,( 1 + \\al\\,(19-6\\pi)/12) \\approx \\sigma_0 \\,(1 + 0.01\\, \\al)$, where $\\al = e^2 / (4 \\pi \\hbar v)$ is the renormalized fine structure constant and $\\sigma_0 = e^2 / (4 \\hbar)$. Our results are consistent with experimental uncertainties and resolve a theoretical dispute.
Regular polyhedra and bifurcations of symmetric equilibria of ordinary differential equations
Shnol', Emmanuil E [Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow region (Russian Federation)
2000-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
All local 1-parameter bifurcations of symmetric equilibrium states corresponding to triple eigenvalue 0 are considered. In each case the corresponding 'bifurcation group' the restriction of the full symmetry group of the differential equations to the centre manifold, is associated with symmetries of a regular (3-dimensional) polyhedron. It is shown that in all cases but one the bifurcation event is just a version of equilibrium branching. The proofs are based on the existence of functions (similar to Lyapunov functions) whose derivative by virtue of the equations has constant sign. These functions do not depend on the bifurcation parameter and are homogeneous of degree zero.
Regular and chaotic dynamics of a chain of magnetic dipoles with moments of inertia
Shutyi, A. M. [Ulyanovsk State University (Russian Federation)], E-mail: shuty@mail.ru
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The nonlinear dynamic modes of a chain of coupled spherical bodies having dipole magnetic moments that are excited by a homogeneous ac magnetic field are studied using numerical analysis. Bifurcation diagrams are constructed and used to find conditions for the presence of several types of regular, chaotic, and quasi-periodic oscillations. The effect of the coupling of dipoles on the excited dynamics of the system is revealed. The specific features of the Poincare time sections are considered for the cases of synchronous chaos with antiphase synchronization and asynchronous chaos. The spectrum of Lyapunov exponents is calculated for the dynamic modes of an individual dipole.
Distance-regular graphs of $q$-Racah type and the $q$-tetrahedron algebra
Ito, Tatsuro
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we discuss a relationship between the following two algebras: (i) the subconstituent algebra $T$ of a distance-regular graph that has $q$-Racah type; (ii) the $q$-tetrahedron algebra $\\boxtimes_q$ which is a $q$-deformation of the three-point $sl_2$ loop algebra. Assuming that every irreducible $T$-module is thin, we display an algebra homomorphism from $\\boxtimes_q$ into $T$ and show that $T$ is generated by the image together with the center $Z(T)$.
Test Results of a Compact Conventional Modulator for Two-Klystron Operation
Gold, S
2004-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
Modulator technology has not advanced greatly over the last 30 years. Today, with the advent of the High Voltage, High Power IGBT there are several approaches for a solid state ON/OFF switched modulator. Klystron and accelerator technology is forcing voltages and peak powers higher such as the demand for 500 kV and 500 amperes peak to power two X-Band klystrons. Conventional technology (line-type modulators) were never overly concerned about rise time and efficiency. A few years ago, the klystron department at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) undertook an investigation into what could be done in a conventional modulator at 500 kV. We have reported on test bed measurements and shown both conceptual and hardware pictures during design and construction. We have now completed the modulator tank.
New complete orthonormal sets of exponential type orbitals in standard convention and their origin
I. I. Guseinov
2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z
In standard convention, the new complete orthonrmal sets of exponential type orbitals (ETOs) are introduced as functions of the complex or real spherical harmonics and modified and -generalized Laguerre polynomials (MPLs and GLPs), where, and is the noninteger or integer (for) frictional quantum number. It is shown that the origin of the ETOs, MLPs and GLPs is the self-frictional quantum forces which are analog of radiation damping or self-frictional forces introduced by Lorentz in classical electrodynamics. The relations for the quantum self-frictional potentials in terms of ETOs, MLPs and GLPs, respectively, are established. We note that, in the case of disappearing frictional forces, the ETOs are reduces to the oringers wave functions for the hydrogen-like atoms in standard convention and, therefore, become the noncomplete.
A Rosetta Stone Relating Conventions In Photo-Meson Partial Wave Analyses
A.M. Sandorfi, B. Dey, A. Sarantsev, L. Tiator, R. Workman
2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
A new generation of complete experiments in pseudoscalar meson photo-production is being pursued at several laboratories. While new data are emerging, there is some confusion regarding definitions of asymmetries and the conventions used in partial wave analyses (PWA). We present expressions for constructing asymmetries as coordinate-system independent ratios of cross sections, along with the names used for these ratios by different PWA groups.
Domestic conventional natural-gas reserves - can they be increased by the year 2010
Ahlbrandt, T.S.; Taylor, D.J. (Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States))
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A review of recent natural-gas studies and supporting data bases suggests that natural-gas reserves and excess productive capacity are declining and remedial action to ensure adequate supplies will require increased drilling of high-quality prospects. Conventional gas resources will remain the dominant source of natural gas through the year 2010, although nonconventional gas sources will increase and competition from coal in the utility sector will remain strong. More than two-thirds of current domestic gas production is coming from wells 11 or fewer years old. There is a need for increased conventional resources to fulfill anticipated increased demand for natural gas, and new concepts, be they new geophysical techniques or looking in lightly explored, deep, or remote areas particularly on Federal lands where most undiscovered conventional gas resources presumably are present, are required to find these resources. Conventional resources discovered during the past decade have initial production rates nearly three times that of unconventional resources developed under tax credit incentives for wells drilled before December 31, 1993. The industry has nearly doubled its efficiency, as measured by reserves found per well, from 1988 to 1991 at a low level of drilling relative to the high level drilling during the early 1980's. Significant reserve growth of old, large gas fields has helped to reduce the rate of decline of gas reserves. However, a developing hypothesis related to the field-growth phenomenon is that younger, smaller fields may grow at a lower rate and for a shorter time span than older, larger fields. This hypothesis may reflect, in part, the important role of new seismic techniques to better define the field size and reserves earlier in the process of gas-field development and thereby result in more accurate estimates of ultimate reserves. 39 refs., 15 figs.
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
This document is a pre-publication Federal Register Supplementary Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding test procedures for conventional cooking products, as issued by the Deputy Asisstant Secretary for Energy Efficiency. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.
Gasoline-fueled hybrid vs. conventional vehicle emissions and fuel economy.
Anderson, J.; Bharathan, D.; He, J.; Plotkin, S.; Santini, D.; Vyas, A.
1999-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
This paper addresses the relative fuel economy and emissions behavior, both measured and modeled, of technically comparable, contemporary hybrid and conventional vehicles fueled by gasoline, in terms of different driving cycles. Criteria pollutants (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides) are discussed, and the potential emissions benefits of designing hybrids for grid connection are briefly considered. In 1997, Toyota estimated that their grid-independent hybrid vehicle would obtain twice the fuel economy of a comparable conventional vehicle on the Japan 10/15 mode driving cycle. This initial result, as well as the fuel economy level (66 mpg), made its way into the U.S. press. Criteria emissions amounting to one-tenth of Japanese standards were cited, and some have interpreted these results to suggest that the grid-independent hybrid can reduce criteria emissions in the U.S. more sharply than can a conventional gasoline vehicle. This paper shows that the potential of contemporary grid-independent hybrid vehicle technology for reducing emissions and fuel consumption under U.S. driving conditions is less than some have inferred. The importance (and difficulty) of doing test and model assessments with comparable driving cycles, comparable emissions control technology, and comparable performance capabilities is emphasized. Compared with comparable-technology conventional vehicles, grid-independent hybrids appear to have no clear criteria pollutant benefits (or disbenefits). (Such benefits are clearly possible with grid-connectable hybrids operating in zero emissions mode.) However, significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., fuel consumption) are possible with hybrid vehicles when they are used to best advantage.
The Johnson-Clarendon Convention, 1869: the anatomy of a diplomatic failure
Pappas, Joann Frances Van Parys
1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
- tiations he undertook. The Johnson-Stanley Convention, designed to settle the Alabama claims and signed on November 10, 1868, was un- acceptable to the American government, Negotiat. ions were renewed, and the result was the Johnson-Clarendon Conven... in this work, I alone remain responsible. TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT. ACKNOWLEDGi~IENTS, CI-IAPTERS I, PROLOGUE TO CONTROVERSY 1861-1868. . II. PRELUDE TO SETTLEMENT: THE JOHNSON-STANLEY NEGOTIATIONS. III THE JOHNSON CLARENDON CONiVENTION Page 111 1...
,"U.S. Conventional Gasoline Refiner Sales Volumes"
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Gupta, Amit; Kamal, Nazir
1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
The intensely adversarial relationship between India and Pakistan is marked by military rivalry, mutual distrust, and suspicion. The most dividing disagreement has been over the Kashmir region. An inability to discuss the Kashmir issue has prevented discussion on other important issues. Since there is little prospect of detente, at least in the near-term, the question is whether this rivalry can be contained by other means, such as arms control approaches. Conventional arms control has been applied flexibly and successfully in some regions to reduce threat-perceptions and achieve reassuring military stability. Some lessons from other international models might be applied to the India/Pakistan context. This paper discusses the status of conventional arms control in South Asia, the dominant Indian and Pakistani perceptions about arms control, the benefits that could be derived from arms control, as well as the problems and prospects of arms control. It also discusses existing conventional arms control agreements at the regional and global levels as well as the potential role of cooperative monitoring technology.
Regularity and chaos in 0+ states of the interacting boson model using quantum measures
S. Karampagia; Dennis Bonatsos; R. F. Casten
2015-05-11T23:59:59.000Z
Statistical measures of chaos have long been used in the study of chaotic dynamics in the framework of the interacting boson model. The use of large number of bosons renders additional studies of chaos possible, that can provide a direct comparison with similar classical studies of chaos. We intend to provide complete quantum chaotic dynamics at zero angular momentum in the vicinity of the arc of regularity and link the results of the study of chaos using statistical measures with those of the study of chaos using classical measures. Statistical measures of chaos are applied on the spectrum and the transition intensities of 0+ states in the framework of the interacting boson model. The energy dependence of chaos is provided for the first time using statistical measures of chaos. The position of the arc of regularity was also found to be stable in the limit of large boson numbers. The results of the study of chaos using statistical measures are consistent with previous studies using classical measures of chaos, as well as with studies using statistical measures of chaos, but for small number of bosons and states with angular momentum greater than 2.
Pragmatic mode-sum regularization method for semiclassical black-hole spacetimes
Levi, Adam
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Computation of the renormalized stress-energy tensor is the most serious obstacle in studying the dynamical, self-consistent, semiclassical evaporation of a black hole in 4D. The difficulty arises from the delicate regularization procedure for the stress-energy tensor, combined with the fact that in practice the modes of the field need be computed numerically. We have developed a new method for numerical implementation of the point-splitting regularization in 4D, applicable to the renormalized stress-energy tensor as well as to $\\left\\langle \\phi^{2}\\right\\rangle _{ren}$, namely the renormalized $\\left\\langle \\phi^{2}\\right\\rangle$. So far we have formulated two variants of this method: t-splitting (aimed for stationary backgrounds) and angular splitting (for spherically-symmetric backgrounds). In this paper we introduce our basic approach, and then focus on the t-splitting variant, which is the simplest of the two (deferring the angular-splitting variant to a forthcoming paper). We then use this variant, as ...
Pragmatic mode-sum regularization method for semiclassical black-hole spacetimes
Adam Levi; Amos Ori
2015-05-06T23:59:59.000Z
Computation of the renormalized stress-energy tensor is the most serious obstacle in studying the dynamical, self-consistent, semiclassical evaporation of a black hole in 4D. The difficulty arises from the delicate regularization procedure for the stress-energy tensor, combined with the fact that in practice the modes of the field need be computed numerically. We have developed a new method for numerical implementation of the point-splitting regularization in 4D, applicable to the renormalized stress-energy tensor as well as to $\\left\\langle \\phi^{2}\\right\\rangle _{ren}$, namely the renormalized $\\left\\langle \\phi^{2}\\right\\rangle$. So far we have formulated two variants of this method: t-splitting (aimed for stationary backgrounds) and angular splitting (for spherically-symmetric backgrounds). In this paper we introduce our basic approach, and then focus on the t-splitting variant, which is the simplest of the two (deferring the angular-splitting variant to a forthcoming paper). We then use this variant, as a first stage, to calculate $\\left\\langle \\phi^{2}\\right\\rangle _{ren}$ in Schwarzschild spacetime, for a massless scalar field in the Boulware state. We compare our results to previous ones, obtained by a different method, and find full agreement. We discuss how this approach can be applied (using the angular-splitting variant) to analyze the dynamical self-consistent evaporation of black holes.
Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)
1 Abstract -- The growth of non-conventional renewable energies involves a new challenge and implementation of policies to develop Non-Conventional Renewable Energies (NCRE), they can be seen as a mechanism for optimal network expansion. A better integration of renewables will be allowed by determining transmission
Delgado-Frias, José G.
Abstract-- A mesochronous pipeline scheme is described in this paper. In a conventional pipeline scheme each pipeline stage operates on only one data set at a time. In the mesochronous scheme, pipeline stages operate on multiple data sets simultaneously. The clock period in conventional pipeline scheme
Mirsky, S.M.; Groundwater, E.H.; Hayes, J.E.; Miller, L.A. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
By means of a literature survey, a comprehensive set of methods was identified for the verification and validation of conventional software. The 153 methods so identified were classified according to their appropriateness for various phases of a developmental life-cycle -- requirements, design, and implementation; the last category was subdivided into two, static testing and dynamic testing methods. The methods were then characterized in terms of eight rating factors, four concerning ease-of-use of the methods and four concerning the methods` power to detect defects. Based on these factors, two measurements were developed to permit quantitative comparisons among methods, a Cost-Benefit metric and an Effectiveness Metric. The Effectiveness Metric was further refined to provide three different estimates for each method, depending on three classes of needed stringency of V&V (determined by ratings of a system`s complexity and required-integrity). Methods were then rank-ordered for each of the three classes by terms of their overall cost-benefits and effectiveness. The applicability was then assessed of each for the identified components of knowledge-based and expert systems, as well as the system as a whole.
Protein folding and non-conventional drug design: a primer for nuclear structure physicists
Broglia, R.A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy); Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); Tiana, G.; Provasi, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy)
2004-02-27T23:59:59.000Z
Some of the paradigms emerging from the study of the phenomena of phase transitions in finite many-body systems, like e.g. the atomic nucleus can be used at profit to solve the protein folding problem within the framework of simple (although not oversimplified) models. From this solution a paradigm emerges for the design of non-conventional drugs, which inhibit enzymatic action without inducing resistance (mutations). The application of these concepts to the design of an inhibitor to the HIV-protease central in the life cycle of the HIV virus is discussed.
Stabilizing dual-energy X-ray computed tomography reconstructions using patch-based regularization
Tracey, Brian H
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent years have seen growing interest in exploiting dual- and multi-energy measurements in computed tomography (CT) in order to characterize material properties as well as object shape. Material characterization is performed by decomposing the scene into constitutive basis functions, such as Compton scatter and photoelectric absorption functions. While well motivated physically, the joint recovery of the spatial distribution of photoelectric and Compton properties is severely complicated by the fact that the data are several orders of magnitude more sensitive to Compton scatter coefficients than to photoelectric absorption, so small errors in Compton estimates can create large artifacts in the photoelectric estimate. To address these issues, we propose a model-based iterative approach which uses patch-based regularization terms to stabilize inversion of photoelectric coefficients, and solve the resulting problem though use of computationally attractive Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM) solu...
On the space and time evolution of regular or irregular human heart or brain signals
Caglar Tuncay
2011-06-05T23:59:59.000Z
A coupled map is suggested to investigate various spatial or temporal designs in biology: Several cells (or tissues) in an organ are considered as connected to each other in terms of some molecular diffusions or electrical potential differences and so on. The biological systems (groups of cells) start from various initial conditions for spatial designs (or initial signals for temporal designs) and they evolve in time in terms of the mentioned interactions (connections) besides some individual feedings. The basic aim of the present contribution is to mimic various empirical data for the heart (in normal, quasi-stable, unstable and post operative physiological conditions) or brain (regular or irregular; for epilepsy) signals. The mentioned empirical data are borrowed from various literatures which are cited. The suggested model (to be used besides or instead of the artificial network models) involves simple mathematics and the related software is easy. The results may be considered as in good agreement with the mentioned real signals.
Regularity properties of stationary harmonic functions whose Laplacian is a Radon measure
Rémy Rodiac
2015-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
We study the regularity of Radon measures $\\mu$ which satisfy that there exists a function $h_\\mu$ in $H^1(\\Omega)$, stationary harmonic such that $\\Delta h_\\mu =\\mu$ in $\\Omega$ (here $\\Omega$ is an open set of $\\mathbb{R}^2$). Such conditions appear in physical contexts such as the study of a limiting vorticity measure associated to a family $(u_\\varepsilon)_\\varepsilon$ of solutions of the Ginzburg-Landau system without magnetic field. Under these conditions we prove that locally there exists a harmonic function $H$ such that the support of the measure is contained in the set of zeros of $H$. Using the local structure of the set of zeros of harmonic functions we can thus obtain that locally the support of $\\mu$ is a union of smooth simple
Regular and irregular patterns of self-localized excitation in arrays of coupled phase oscillators
Matthias Wolfrum; Oleh Omel'chenko; Jan Sieber
2015-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
We study a system of phase oscillators with nonlocal coupling in a ring that supports self-organized patterns of coherence and incoherence, called chimera states. Introducing a global feedback loop, connecting the phase lag to the order parameter, we can observe chimera states also for systems with a small number of oscillators. Numerical simulations show a huge variety of regular and irregular patterns composed of localized phase slipping events of single oscillators. Using methods of classical finite dimensional chaos and bifurcation theory, we can identify the emergence of chaotic chimera states as a result of transitions to chaos via period doubling cascades, torus breakup, and intermittency. We can explain the observed phenomena by a mechanism of self-modulated excitability in a discrete excitable medium.
Bipartite Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs and uniform posets
Miklavic, Stefko
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Let $\\G$ denote a bipartite distance-regular graph with vertex set $X$ and diameter $D \\ge 3$. Fix $x \\in X$ and let $L$ (resp. $R$) denote the corresponding lowering (resp. raising) matrix. We show that each $Q$-polynomial structure for $\\G$ yields a certain linear dependency among $RL^2$, $LRL$, $L^2R$, $L$. Define a partial order $\\le$ on $X$ as follows. For $y,z \\in X$ let $y \\le z$ whenever $\\partial(x,y)+\\partial(y,z)=\\partial(x,z)$, where $\\partial$ denotes path-length distance. We determine whether the above linear dependency gives this poset a uniform or strongly uniform structure. We show that except for one special case a uniform structure is attained, and except for three special cases a strongly uniform structure is attained.
Yamazaki, Kazuo [Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 401 Mathematical Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 401 Mathematical Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)
2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study the three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics system and obtain its regularity criteria in terms of only two velocity vector field components eliminating the condition on the third component completely. The proof consists of a new decomposition of the four nonlinear terms of the system and estimating a component of the magnetic vector field in terms of the same component of the velocity vector field. This result may be seen as a component reduction result of many previous works [C. He and Z. Xin, “On the regularity of weak solutions to the magnetohydrodynamic equations,” J. Differ. Equ. 213(2), 234–254 (2005); Y. Zhou, “Remarks on regularities for the 3D MHD equations,” Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. 12(5), 881–886 (2005)].
Rui-hui Lin; Xiang-hua Zhai
2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
Zeta function regularization is an effective method to extract physical significant quantities from infinite ones. It is regarded as mathematically simple and elegant but the isolation of the physical divergency is hidden in its analytic continuation. By contrast, Abel-Plana formula method permits explicit separation of divergent terms. In regularizing the Casimir energy for a massless scalar field in a $D$-dimensional rectangular box, we give the rigorous proof of the equivalence of the two methods by deriving the reflection formula of Epstein zeta function from repeatedly application of Abel-plana formula and giving the physical interpretation of the infinite integrals. Our study may help with the confidence of choosing any regularization method at convenience among the frequently used ones, especially the zeta function method, without the doubts of physical meanings or mathematical consistency.
Implementing the Espoo Convention in transboundary EIA between Germany and Poland
Albrecht, Eike [Brandenburg University of Technology of Cottbus (BTU) Centre for Law and Administration, Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 1, D - 03046 Cottbus (Germany)], E-mail: albrecht@tu-cottbus.de
2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Poland and Germany have a long common border which leads to the necessity to cooperate and consult each other in the case of large-scale projects or infrastructure measures likely to cause negative transboundary effects on the environment. There are already binding provisions for transboundary EIA. In the area of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), transboundary EIA is intended to be legally binding for the Member States by the Espoo Convention which was ratified by Germany 8.8.2002 and by Poland 12.6.1997. Due to corresponding directives, the same is applicable in the context of the European Union. In German legislation, this issue is regulated by Art. 8 of the Federal EIA Act in regard to transboundary participation of administration and by Art. 9a in respect of transboundary public participation. However, these EIA regulations on transboundary participation do not surpass a certain detail level, as they have to be applied between Germany and all neighbouring states. Therefore both countries decided to agree on more detailed provisions in particular regarding procedural questions. During the 12th German-Polish Environmental Council, Germany and Poland reached an agreement on 11.4.2006 in Neuhardenberg/Brandenburg an agreement upon the implementation of the Espoo Convention, the so called Neuhardenberg Agreement. This article assesses the agreement under consideration of already existing law and discusses major improvements and problems.
Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.
2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This presentation discusses a method of accounting for realistic levels of driver aggression to higher-level vehicle studies, including the impact of variation in real-world driving characteristics (acceleration and speed) on vehicle energy consumption and different powertrains (e.g., conventionally powered vehicles versus electrified drive vehicles [xEVs]). Aggression variation between drivers can increase fuel consumption by more than 50% or decrease it by more than 20% from average. The normalized fuel consumption deviation from average as a function of population percentile was found to be largely insensitive to powertrain. However, the traits of ideal driving behavior are a function of powertrain. In conventional vehicles, kinetic losses dominate rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses. In xEVs with regenerative braking, rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses dominate. The relation of fuel consumption predicted from real-world drive data to that predicted by the industry-standard HWFET, UDDS, LA92, and US06 drive cycles was not consistent across powertrains, and varied broadly from the mean, median, and mode of real-world driving. A drive cycle synthesized by NREL's DRIVE tool accurately and consistently reproduces average real-world for multiple powertrains within 1%, and can be used to calculate the fuel consumption effects of varying levels of driver aggression.
:,; Agostino, L; Aittola, M; Alekou, A; Andrieu, B; Antoniou, F; Asfandiyarov, R; Autiero, D; Bésida, O; Balik, A; Ballett, P; Bandac, I; Banerjee, D; Bartmann, W; Bay, F; Biskup, B; Blebea-Apostu, A M; Blondel, A; Bogomilov, M; Bolognesi, S; Borriello, E; Brancus, I; Bravar, A; Buizza-Avanzini, M; Caiulo, D; Calin, M; Calviani, M; Campanelli, M; Cantini, C; Cata-Danil, G; Chakraborty, S; Charitonidis, N; Chaussard, L; Chesneanu, D; Chipesiu, F; Crivelli, P; Dawson, J; De Bonis, I; Declais, Y; Sanchez, P Del Amo; Delbart, A; Di Luise, S; Duchesneau, D; Dumarchez, J; Efthymiopoulos, I; Eliseev, A; Emery, S; Enqvist, T; Enqvist, K; Epprecht, L; Erykalov, A N; Esanu, T; Franco, D; Friend, M; Galymov, V; Gavrilov, G; Gendotti, A; Giganti, C; Gilardoni, S; Goddard, B; Gomoiu, C M; Gornushkin, Y A; Gorodetzky, P; Haesler, A; Hasegawa, T; Horikawa, S; Huitu, K; Izmaylov, A; Jipa, A; Kainulainen, K; Karadzhov, Y; Khabibullin, M; Khotjantsev, A; Kopylov, A N; Korzenev, A; Kosyanenko, S; Kryn, D; Kudenko, Y; Kuusiniemi, P; Lazanu, I; Lazaridis, C; Levy, J -M; Loo, K; Maalampi, J; Margineanu, R M; Marteau, J; Martin-Mari, C; Matveev, V; Mazzucato, E; Mefodiev, A; Mineev, O; Mirizzi, A; Mitrica, B; Murphy, S; Nakadaira, T; Narita, S; Nesterenko, D A; Nguyen, K; Nikolics, K; Noah, E; Novikov, Yu; Oprima, A; Osborne, J; Ovsyannikova, T; Papaphilippou, Y; Pascoli, S; Patzak, T; Pectu, M; Pennacchio, E; Periale, L; Pessard, H; Popov, B; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M; Resnati, F; Ristea, O; Robert, A; Rubbia, A; Rummukainen, K; Saftoiu, A; Sakashita, K; Sanchez-Galan, F; Sarkamo, J; Saviano, N; Scantamburlo, E; Sergiampietri, F; Sgalaberna, D; Shaposhnikova, E; Slupecki, M; Smargianaki, D; Stanca, D; Steerenberg, R; Sterian, A R; Sterian, P; Stoica, S; Strabel, C; Suhonen, J; Suvorov, V; Toma, G; Tonazzo, A; Trzaska, W H; Tsenov, R; Tuominen, K; Valram, M; Vankova-Kirilova, G; Vannucci, F; Vasseur, G; Velotti, F; Velten, P; Venturi, V; Viant, T; Vihonen, S; Vincke, H; Vorobyev, A; Weber, A; Wu, S; Yershov, N; Zambelli, L; Zito, M
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The proposed Long Baseline Neutrino Observatory (LBNO) initially consists of $\\sim 20$ kton liquid double phase TPC complemented by a magnetised iron calorimeter, to be installed at the Pyh\\"asalmi mine, at a distance of 2300 km from CERN. The conventional neutrino beam is produced by 400 GeV protons accelerated at the SPS accelerator delivering 700 kW of power. The long baseline provides a unique opportunity to study neutrino flavour oscillations over their 1st and 2nd oscillation maxima exploring the $L/E$ behaviour, and distinguishing effects arising from $\\delta_{CP}$ and matter. In this paper we show how this comprehensive physics case can be further enhanced and complemented if a neutrino beam produced at the Protvino IHEP accelerator complex, at a distance of 1160 km, and with modest power of 450 kW is aimed towards the same far detectors. We show that the coupling of two independent sub-MW conventional neutrino and antineutrino beams at different baselines from CERN and Protvino will allow to measure ...
Allen, Pablo G; Scoccola, Norberto N
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The influence of intense magnetic fields on the behavior of color superconducting cold quark matter is investigated using an SU(2)$_f$ NJL-type model for which a novel regulation scheme is introduced. In such a scheme the contributions which are explicitly dependent on the magnetic field turn out to be finite and, thus, do not require to be regularized. As a result of this, nonphysical oscillations that might arise in the alternative regularization schemes previously used in the literature are naturally removed. The sensitivity of our results to the model parametrization is analyzed.
Wu, Bo; Wu, Zhenghui; Tam, Hoi Lam; Zhu, Furong, E-mail: frzhu@hkbu.edu.hk [Department of Physics, Institute of Advanced Materials, and Institute of Research and Continuing Education (Shenzhen), Hong Kong Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, NT (Hong Kong)
2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
An opposite interfacial exciton dissociation behavior at the metal (Al)/organic cathode interface in regular and inverted organic solar cells (OSCs) was analyzed using transient photocurrent measurements. It is found that Al/organic contact in regular OSCs, made with the blend layer of poly[[4,8-bis[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene-2,6-diyl] -[3-fluoro-2-[(2-ethylhexyl)carbonyl]thieno[3,4-b]-thiophenediyl
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Rachel Henderson
2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
The project is titled 'Identification, Verification, and Compilation of Produced Water Management Practices for Conventional Oil and Gas Production Operations'. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the principal investigator and the IOGCC has partnered with ALL Consulting, Inc., headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in this project. State agencies that also have partnered in the project are the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, the Kansas Oil and Gas Conservation Division, the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Conservation Division and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The objective is to characterize produced water quality and management practices for the handling, treating, and disposing of produced water from conventional oil and gas operations throughout the industry nationwide. Water produced from these operations varies greatly in quality and quantity and is often the single largest barrier to the economic viability of wells. The lack of data, coupled with renewed emphasis on domestic oil and gas development, has prompted many experts to speculate that the number of wells drilled over the next 20 years will approach 3 million, or near the number of current wells. This level of exploration and development undoubtedly will draw the attention of environmental communities, focusing their concerns on produced water management based on perceived potential impacts to fresh water resources. Therefore, it is imperative that produced water management practices be performed in a manner that best minimizes environmental impacts. This is being accomplished by compiling current best management practices for produced water from conventional oil and gas operations and to develop an analysis tool based on a geographic information system (GIS) to assist in the understanding of watershed-issued permits. That would allow management costs to be kept in line with the specific projects and regions, which increases the productive life of wells and increases the ultimate recoverable reserves in the ground. A case study was conducted in Wyoming to validate the applicability of the GIS analysis tool for watershed evaluations under real world conditions. Results of the partnered research will continue to be shared utilizing proven methods, such as on the IGOCC Web site, preparing hard copies of the results, distribution of documented case studies, and development of reference and handbook components to accompany the interactive internet-based GIS watershed analysis tool. Additionally, there have been several technology transfer seminars and presentations. The goal is to maximize the recovery of our nation's energy reserves and to promote water conservation.
Reddy, Praveena Gutha
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of reflection cracking through the conventional asphalt concrete overlays has increased the need to find new materials which could resist cracking or fracture more effectively. It is for this reason that polymers ...
Conventional empirical law reverses in the phase transitions of 122-type iron-based superconductors
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Yu, Zhenhai; Wang, Lin; Wang, Luhong; Liu, Haozhe; Zhao, Jinggeng; Li, Chunyu; Sinogeikin, Stanislav; Wu, Wei; Luo, Jianlin; Wang, Nanlin; et al
2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z
Phase transition of solid-state materials is a fundamental research topic in condensed matter physics, materials science and geophysics. It has been well accepted and widely proven that isostructural compounds containing different cations undergo same pressure-induced phase transitions but at progressively lower pressures as the cation radii increases. However, we discovered that this conventional law reverses in the structural transitions in 122-type iron-based superconductors. In this report, a combined low temperature and high pressure X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement has identified the phase transition curves among the tetragonal (T), orthorhombic (O) and the collapsed-tetragonal (cT) phases in the structural phase diagram ofmore »the iron-based superconductor AFe2As2 (A = Ca, Sr, Eu, and Ba). The cation radii dependence of the phase transition pressure (T ? cT) shows an opposite trend in which the compounds with larger ambient radii cations have a higher transition pressure.« less
Effects of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends on Conventional Vehicle Emissions
Knoll, K.; West, B.; Huff, S.; Thomas, J.; Orban, J.; Cooper, C.
2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Tests were conducted in 2008 on 16 late-model conventional vehicles (1999-2007) to determine short-term effects of mid-level ethanol blends on performance and emissions. Vehicle odometer readings ranged from 10,000 to 100,000 miles, and all vehicles conformed to federal emissions requirements for their federal certification level. The LA92 drive cycle, also known as the Unified Cycle, was used for testing because it more accurately represents real-world acceleration rates and speeds than the Federal Test Procedure. Test fuels were splash-blends of up to 20 volume percent ethanol with federal certification gasoline. Both regulated and unregulated air-toxic emissions were measured. For the 16-vehicle fleet, increasing ethanol content resulted in reductions in average composite emissions of both nonmethane hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide and increases in average emissions of ethanol and aldehydes.
Komppula, J; Koivisto, H; Laulainen, J; Tarvainen, O
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Negative ion production with conventional multicusp plasma chambers utilizing 2.45 GHz microwave heating is demonstrated. The experimental results were obtained with the multicusp plasma chambers and extraction systems of the RFdriven RADIS ion source and the filament driven arc discharge ion source LIISA. A waveguide microwave coupling system, which is almost similar to the one used with the SILHI ion source, was used. The results demonstrate that at least one third of negative ion beam obtained with inductive RF-coupling (RADIS) or arc discharge (LIISA) can be achieved with 1 kW of 2.45 GHz microwave power in CW mode without any modification of the plasma chamber. The co-extracted electron to H^- ratio and the optimum pressure range were observed to be similar for both heating methods. The behaviour of the plasma implies that the energy transfer from the microwaves to the plasma electrons is mainly an off-resonance process.
Design optimization of conventional heat pumps: application to steady-state heating efficiency
Rice, C.K.; Fischer, S.K.; Ellison, R.D.; Jackson, W.L.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A physically-based heat pump model was connected to an optimiztion program to form a computer code for use in the design of high-efficiency heat pumps. The method used allows for the simultaneous optimization of selected design variables, taking proper account of their interactions, while constraining other parameters to chosen limits or fixed values. For optimiztion of the steady-state heating efficiency of conventional heat pumps, ten variables were optimized while heating capacity was fixed; the results may, however, be scaled to other capacities. Calculations were made for a range of component efficiencies and heat exchanger sizes. The results predict substantial improvement in heating performance due to both optimal system configurations and the use of improved components. Sensitivity analyses show that there is considerable latitude for deviating from the optimum design to make use of available component sizes and for accomodating the compromises needed for good cooling performance.
Heisler, Ismael A., E-mail: i.heisler@uea.ac.uk; Moca, Roberta; Meech, Stephen R., E-mail: s.meech@uea.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Camargo, Franco V. A. [School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Brasília - DF 70040-020 (Brazil)
2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
We report an improved experimental scheme for two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy (2D-ES) based solely on conventional optical components and fast data acquisition. This is accomplished by working with two choppers synchronized to a 10 kHz repetition rate amplified laser system. We demonstrate how scattering and pump-probe contributions can be removed during 2D measurements and how the pump probe and local oscillator spectra can be generated and saved simultaneously with each population time measurement. As an example the 2D-ES spectra for cresyl violet were obtained. The resulting 2D spectra show a significant oscillating signal during population evolution time which can be assigned to an intramolecular vibrational mode.
LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration; :; S. K. Agarwalla; L. Agostino; M. Aittola; A. Alekou; B. Andrieu; F. Antoniou; R. Asfandiyarov; D. Autiero; O. Bésida; A. Balik; P. Ballett; I. Bandac; D. Banerjee; W. Bartmann; F. Bay; B. Biskup; A. M. Blebea-Apostu; A. Blondel; M. Bogomilov; S. Bolognesi; E. Borriello; I. Brancus; A. Bravar; M. Buizza-Avanzini; D. Caiulo; M. Calin; M. Calviani; M. Campanelli; C. Cantini; G. Cata-Danil; S. Chakraborty; N. Charitonidis; L. Chaussard; D. Chesneanu; F. Chipesiu; P. Crivelli; J. Dawson; I. De Bonis; Y. Declais; P. Del Amo Sanchez; A. Delbart; S. Di Luise; D. Duchesneau; J. Dumarchez; I. Efthymiopoulos; A. Eliseev; S. Emery; T. Enqvist; K. Enqvist; L. Epprecht; A. N. Erykalov; T. Esanu; D. Franco; M. Friend; V. Galymov; G. Gavrilov; A. Gendotti; C. Giganti; S. Gilardoni; B. Goddard; C. M. Gomoiu; Y. A. Gornushkin; P. Gorodetzky; A. Haesler; T. Hasegawa; S. Horikawa; K. Huitu; A. Izmaylov; A. Jipa; K. Kainulainen; Y. Karadzhov; M. Khabibullin; A. Khotjantsev; A. N. Kopylov; A. Korzenev; S. Kosyanenko; D. Kryn; Y. Kudenko; P. Kuusiniemi; I. Lazanu; C. Lazaridis; J. -M. Levy; K. Loo; J. Maalampi; R. M. Margineanu; J. Marteau; C. Martin-Mari; V. Matveev; E. Mazzucato; A. Mefodiev; O. Mineev; A. Mirizzi; B. Mitrica; S. Murphy; T. Nakadaira; S. Narita; D. A. Nesterenko; K. Nguyen; K. Nikolics; E. Noah; Yu. Novikov; A. Oprima; J. Osborne; T. Ovsyannikova; Y. Papaphilippou; S. Pascoli; T. Patzak; M. Pectu; E. Pennacchio; L. Periale; H. Pessard; B. Popov; M. Ravonel; M. Rayner; F. Resnati; O. Ristea; A. Robert; A. Rubbia; K. Rummukainen; A. Saftoiu; K. Sakashita; F. Sanchez-Galan; J. Sarkamo; N. Saviano; E. Scantamburlo; F. Sergiampietri; D. Sgalaberna; E. Shaposhnikova; M. Slupecki; D. Smargianaki; D. Stanca; R. Steerenberg; A. R. Sterian; P. Sterian; S. Stoica; C. Strabel; J. Suhonen; V. Suvorov; G. Toma; A. Tonazzo; W. H. Trzaska; R. Tsenov; K. Tuominen; M. Valram; G. Vankova-Kirilova; F. Vannucci; G. Vasseur; F. Velotti; P. Velten; V. Venturi; T. Viant; S. Vihonen; H. Vincke; A. Vorobyev; A. Weber; S. Wu; N. Yershov; L. Zambelli; M. Zito
2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
The proposed Long Baseline Neutrino Observatory (LBNO) initially consists of $\\sim 20$ kton liquid double phase TPC complemented by a magnetised iron calorimeter, to be installed at the Pyh\\"asalmi mine, at a distance of 2300 km from CERN. The conventional neutrino beam is produced by 400 GeV protons accelerated at the SPS accelerator delivering 700 kW of power. The long baseline provides a unique opportunity to study neutrino flavour oscillations over their 1st and 2nd oscillation maxima exploring the $L/E$ behaviour, and distinguishing effects arising from $\\delta_{CP}$ and matter. In this paper we show how this comprehensive physics case can be further enhanced and complemented if a neutrino beam produced at the Protvino IHEP accelerator complex, at a distance of 1160 km, and with modest power of 450 kW is aimed towards the same far detectors. We show that the coupling of two independent sub-MW conventional neutrino and antineutrino beams at different baselines from CERN and Protvino will allow to measure CP violation in the leptonic sector at a confidence level of at least $3\\sigma$ for 50\\% of the true values of $\\delta_{CP}$ with a 20 kton detector. With a far detector of 70 kton, the combination allows a $3\\sigma$ sensitivity for 75\\% of the true values of $\\delta_{CP}$ after 10 years of running. Running two independent neutrino beams, each at a power below 1 MW, is more within today's state of the art than the long-term operation of a new single high-energy multi-MW facility, which has several technical challenges and will likely require a learning curve.
Genebes, Caroline, E-mail: genebes.caroline@claudiusregaud.fr [Radiation Oncology Department, Institut Claudius Regaud, Toulouse (France); Filleron, Thomas; Graff, Pierre [Radiation Oncology Department, Institut Claudius Regaud, Toulouse (France); Jonca, Frédéric [Department of Urology, Clinique Ambroise Paré, Toulouse (France); Huyghe, Eric; Thoulouzan, Matthieu; Soulie, Michel; Malavaud, Bernard [Department of Urology and Andrology, CHU Rangueil, Toulouse (France); Aziza, Richard; Brun, Thomas; Delannes, Martine; Bachaud, Jean-Marc [Radiation Oncology Department, Institut Claudius Regaud, Toulouse (France)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To review the clinical outcome of I-125 permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) for low-risk and intermediate-risk prostate cancer and to compare 2 techniques of loose-seed implantation. Methods and Materials: 574 consecutive patients underwent I-125 PPB for low-risk and intermediate-risk prostate cancer between 2000 and 2008. Two successive techniques were used: conventional implantation from 2000 to 2004 and automated implantation (Nucletron, FIRST system) from 2004 to 2008. Dosimetric and biochemical recurrence-free (bNED) survival results were reported and compared for the 2 techniques. Univariate and multivariate analysis researched independent predictors for bNED survival. Results: 419 (73%) and 155 (27%) patients with low-risk and intermediate-risk disease, respectively, were treated (median follow-up time, 69.3 months). The 60-month bNED survival rates were 95.2% and 85.7%, respectively, for patients with low-risk and intermediate-risk disease (P=.04). In univariate analysis, patients treated with automated implantation had worse bNED survival rates than did those treated with conventional implantation (P<.0001). By day 30, patients treated with automated implantation showed lower values of dose delivered to 90% of prostate volume (D90) and volume of prostate receiving 100% of prescribed dose (V100). In multivariate analysis, implantation technique, Gleason score, and V100 on day 30 were independent predictors of recurrence-free status. Grade 3 urethritis and urinary incontinence were observed in 2.6% and 1.6% of the cohort, respectively, with no significant differences between the 2 techniques. No grade 3 proctitis was observed. Conclusion: Satisfactory 60-month bNED survival rates (93.1%) and acceptable toxicity (grade 3 urethritis <3%) were achieved by loose-seed implantation. Automated implantation was associated with worse dosimetric and bNED survival outcomes.
Jishan Fan; Fucai Li; Gen Nakamura
2014-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we establish some regularity criteria for the 3D Boussinesq system with the temperature-dependent viscosity and thermal diffusivity. We also obtain some uniform estimates for the corresponding 2D case when the fluid viscosity coefficient is a positive constant.
Bildhauer, Michael, E-mail: bibi@math.uni-sb.de; Fuchs, Martin, E-mail: fuchs@math.uni-sb.de [Saarland University, Department of Mathematics (Germany)
2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss several variants of the TV-regularization model used in image recovery. The proposed alternatives are either of nearly linear growth or even of linear growth, but with some weak ellipticity properties. The main feature of the paper is the investigation of the analytic properties of the corresponding solutions.
Piana, Michele
ELECTRON FLUX SPECTRAL IMAGING OF SOLAR FLARES THROUGH REGULARIZED ANALYSIS OF HARD X-RAY SOURCE a new method for imaging spectroscopy analysis of hard X-ray emission during solar flares. The method the method to a solar flare observed on 2002 February 20 by the RHESSI instrument. The event is characterized
Daume III, Hal
KHAMIS, LAMPERT: CO-CLASSIFICATION WITH OUTPUT SPACE REGULARIZATION 1 CoConut: Co, otherwise independent, data samples. The method we present, named CoConut, is based on the idea of adding on the class labels. CoConut can build on existing classi- fiers without making any assumptions on how
Peters, JÃ¶rg
on a regularly partitioned simplex by JÂ¨org Peters Key words: BernsteinÂB'ezier form, power form, evaluation repreÂ sentation in the BernsteinÂB'ezier form defined over an mÂdimensional simplex. The two algorithmsÂdimensional simplex. This paper is concerned with the stable and efficient evaluation of total degree polynomials
Klappenecker, Andreas
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing IV, SPIE, Denver, 1996 1 Methods for Regular VLSI Implementations of Wavelet Filters Andreas Klappenecker, Volker Baumgarte, Armin Nuckel implementation of wavelet lters. The direct form structure, the lattice form structure, and an algebraic
Klappenecker, Andreas
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing IV, SPIE, Denver, 1996 1 Methods for Regular VLSI Implementations of Wavelet Filters Andreas Klappenecker \\Lambda , Volker Baumgarte, Armin N implementation of wavelet filters. The direct form structure, the lattice form structure, and an algebraic
Vaswani, Namrata
182 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 60, NO. 1, JANUARY 2012 Regularized Modified BPDN for Noisy Sparse Reconstruction With Partial Erroneous Support and Signal Value Knowledge Wei Lu and Namrata the following knowl- edge is available. (1) We are given partial, and partly erroneous, knowledge of the signal
Bachmann, Michael
Freezing and collapse of flexible polymers on regular lattices in three dimensions Thomas Vogel,1-degenerate energetic states is expected to happen: the freezing or crys- tallization of the polymer. Since interaction range, collapse and freezing transition can fall together in the thermodynamic limit 12
Energy distribution of a regular black hole solution in Einstein-nonlinear electrodynamics
I. Radinschi; F. Rahaman; Th. Grammenos; A. Spanou; Sayeedul Islam
2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
In this work a study about the energy-momentum of a new four-dimensional spherically symmetric, static and charged, regular black hole solution developed in the context of general relativity coupled to nonlinear electrodynamics is presented. Asymptotically, this new black hole solution behaves as the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om solution only for the particular value {\\mu}=4, where {\\mu} is a positive integer parameter appearing in the mass function of the solution. The calculations are performed by use of the Einstein, Landau-Lifshitz, Weinberg and M{\\o}ller energy-momentum complexes. In all the aforesaid prescriptions, the expressions for the energy of the gravitating system considered depend on the mass M of the black hole, its charge q, a positive integer {\\alpha} and the radial coordinate r. In all these pseudotensorial prescriptions the momenta are found to vanish, while the Landau-Lifshitz and Weinberg prescriptions give the same result for the energy distribution. In addition, the limiting behavior of the energy for the cases r tends toward infinity, r=0 and q=0 is studied. The special case {\\mu}=4 and {\\alpha}=3 is also examined. We conclude that the Einstein and M{\\o}ller energy-momentum complexes can be considered as the most reliable tools for the study of the energy-momentum localization of a gravitating system.
CoRoT 102749568: mode identification in a delta Scuti star based on regular spacings
Paparo, M; Benko, J M; Gandolfi, D; Moya, A; Suarez, J C; Sodor, A; Hareter, M; Poretti, E; Guenther, E W; Auvergne, M; Baglin, A; Weiss, W W
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The high accuracy of space data increased the number of the periodicities determined for pulsating variable stars, but the mode identification is still a critical point in the non-asymptotic regime. We use regularities in frequency spacings for identifying the pulsation modes of the recently discovered delta Sct star ID 102749568. In addition to analysing CoRoT light curves (15252 datapoints spanning 131 days), we obtained and analysed both spectroscopic and extended multi-colour photometric data. We applied standard tools (MUFRAN, Period04, SigSpec, and FAMIAS) for time-series analysis. A satisfactory light-curve fit was obtaining by means of 52 independent modes and 15 combination terms. The frequency spacing revealed distinct peaks around large (25.55-31.43 microHz), intermediate (9.80, 7.66 microHz), and low (2.35 microHz) separations. We directly identified 9 modes, and the l and n values of other three modes were extrapolated. The combined application of spectroscopy, multi-colour photometry, and modell...
Bahder, G.; Eager, G.S. Jr.; Walker, J.J.; Dima, A.F.
1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The results of an investigation to develop a 500 kV ac laminar dielectric power cable and joint having insulation with lower losses than conventional cellulosic paper insulation are presented. Background information is presented on proposed low-loss synthetic and composite synthetic/cellulosic paper insulations. From these studies, fibrous polypropylene paper tape and cellulosic paper-polypropylene film-cellulosic paper composite paper (PPP) were chosen. Extensive testing of hand-wrapped cable models fabricated with each type of tape served to eliminate the fibrous polypropylene paper tape from further consideration. Cable model tests indicate that the PPP tape is satisfactory for insulation in 500 kV ac cable, and that oil impregnants now used in conventional cellulosic paper insulated cables are unsuitable, but that silicone oil with an additive is satisfactory for PPP tapes. Laboratory data indicate that it may be necessary with the PPP tapes to use a significantly lower viscosity impregnating oil which has a greater tendency to drain from pipe-type cables than conventional oil. This may require a modification of the moisture seal. Four final pipe-type cables having a conventional moisture seal were manufactured for possible future field testing. The dielectric loss of the final cables is one-fifth that of conventional cellulosic paper insulated cables. The estimated installed cost per MVA-mile of the PPP insulated cable, neglecting losses, is higher than cellulosic insulated cables impregnated with conventional mineral oil. However, the capacitance of the cable insulated with PPP tape is 25% lower than conventional cable, and therefore, the reactance necessary to compensate for the cable charging current is significantly reduced.
Burton, J.; Walkowicz, K.; Sindler, P.; Duran, A.
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study compared fuel economy and emissions between heavy-duty hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and equivalent conventional diesel vehicles. In-use field data were collected from daily fleet operations carried out at a FedEx facility in California on six HEV and six conventional 2010 Freightliner M2-106 straight box trucks. Field data collection primarily focused on route assessment and vehicle fuel consumption over a six-month period. Chassis dynamometer testing was also carried out on one conventional vehicle and one HEV to determine differences in fuel consumption and emissions. Route data from the field study was analyzed to determine the selection of dynamometer test cycles. From this analysis, the New York Composite (NYComp), Hybrid Truck Users Forum Class 6 (HTUF 6), and California Air Resource Board (CARB) Heavy Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck (HHDDT) drive cycles were chosen. The HEV showed 31% better fuel economy on the NYComp cycle, 25% better on the HTUF 6 cycle and 4% worse on the CARB HHDDT cycle when compared to the conventional vehicle. The in-use field data indicates that the HEVs had around 16% better fuel economy than the conventional vehicles. Dynamometer testing also showed that the HEV generally emitted higher levels of nitric oxides than the conventional vehicle over the drive cycles, up to 77% higher on the NYComp cycle (though this may at least in part be attributed to the different engine certification levels in the vehicles tested). The conventional vehicle was found to accelerate up to freeway speeds over ten seconds faster than the HEV.
Lethal tide: The worldwide threat from cheap conventional arms. Final report
King, C.D.
1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The twentieth century has seen as unprecedented explosion in the manufacture and use of armaments. This has been accompanied by steady increases in the number, length and lethality of conflicts. Both trends have been accelerating since the end of World War II, especially with regard to the so-called Third World. The focus of most arms control efforts has been on nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, with some secondary concern in the last two decades over sophisticated major conventional armaments. Virtually unnoticed have been the massive quantities of simple, inexpensive arms produced all over the globe and traded in channels overt, covert, and illegal. These items remain useful for many years. Equipment such as mortars and rifles find application in war after war, while ammunition keeps its explosive nature until it detonates. So the world, especially the Third World, has an ever growing sea of cheap arms, the old stuff still dangerous, more added every day. Review of selected conflicts, including Cambodia and Afghanistan, illustrates the depth of the trouble we are in and suggests some possible future directions in order to avoid drowning in this lethal sea.
M. Ali Alpar
1999-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
The similarity of rotation periods from three interesting classes of neutron stars, the anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs), the soft gamma ray repeaters (SGRs) and the dim isolated thermal neutron stars (DTNs) suggests a common mechanism with an asymptotic spindownphase, extending through the propeller and early accretion stages. The DTNs are interpreted as sources in the propeller stage. Their low luminosities arise from frictional heating in the neutron star. SGRs and AXPs are accreting at $\\dot{M} \\sim 10^{15} gm/s $. The limited range of near equilibrium periods corresponds to a limited range of mass inflow rates $\\dot{M}$. For lower rates the source of mass inflow may be depleted before the asymptotic stage is reached, while sources with higher $\\dot{M}$ or later ages possess circumstellar material that is optically thick to electron scattering, destroying the X-ray beaming and the modulation at the rotation period. The model works with conventional magnetic fields of 10$^{11}-10^{12}$ G, obviating the need to postulate magnetars. Frequently sampled timing observations of AXPs, SGRs and DTNs can distinguish between this explanation and the magnetar model.
Conventional empirical law reverses in the phase transitions of 122-type iron-based superconductors
Yu, Zhenhai; Wang, Lin; Wang, Luhong; Liu, Haozhe; Zhao, Jinggeng; Li, Chunyu; Sinogeikin, Stanislav; Wu, Wei; Luo, Jianlin; Wang, Nanlin; Yang, Ke; Zhao, Yusheng; Mao, Ho-kwang
2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z
Phase transition of solid-state materials is a fundamental research topic in condensed matter physics, materials science and geophysics. It has been well accepted and widely proven that isostructural compounds containing different cations undergo same pressure-induced phase transitions but at progressively lower pressures as the cation radii increases. However, we discovered that this conventional law reverses in the structural transitions in 122-type iron-based superconductors. In this report, a combined low temperature and high pressure X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement has identified the phase transition curves among the tetragonal (T), orthorhombic (O) and the collapsed-tetragonal (cT) phases in the structural phase diagram of the iron-based superconductor AFe_{2}As_{2} (A = Ca, Sr, Eu, and Ba). The cation radii dependence of the phase transition pressure (T ? cT) shows an opposite trend in which the compounds with larger ambient radii cations have a higher transition pressure.
Tse, Chi K. "Michael"
) inverter. In contrast to conventional power inverter, the phase leg of this inverter can output not only
Bisnovatyi-Kogan, G S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we review a recently developed approximate method for investigation of dynamics of compressible ellipsoidal figures. Collapse and subsequent behaviour are described by a system of ordinary differential equations for time evolution of semi-axes of a uniformly rotating, three-axis, uniform-density ellipsoid. First, we apply this approach to investigate dynamic stability of non-spherical bodies. We solve the equations that describe, in a simplified way, the Newtonian dynamics of a self-gravitating non-rotating spheroidal body. We find that, after loss of stability, a contraction to a singularity occurs only in a pure spherical collapse, and deviations from spherical symmetry prevent the contraction to the singularity through a stabilizing action of nonlinear non-spherical oscillations. The development of instability leads to the formation of a regularly or chaotically oscillating body, in which dynamical motion prevents the formation of the singularity. We find regions of chaotic and regular pulsat...
Stewart, L.; Tonkay, D.
2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z
This paper discusses the implementation of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. The Joint Convention: establishes a commitment with respect to safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste; requires the Parties to ''take appropriate steps'' to ensure the safety of their spent fuel and waste management activities, but does not delineate standards the Parties must meet; and seeks to attain, through its Contracting Parties, a higher level of safety with respect to management of their spent nuclear fuel, disused sealed sources, and radioactive waste.
Quinn, Larry Arnold
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Systems Program Interest of Texas CATV Systems . 19 19 26 37 V SUhl4ARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS Summary Conclusions Recommendations REFERENCES APPENDICES APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C VITA 79 79 85 90 91 93 94 100 102... of Subscribers Served 45 49 ix LIST OF TABLES (Continued) Table 13. Second Choice Preferences of Texas CATV Systems for Regular Program Topi cs by Number of Subscribers Served . Page 51 14. 15. Third Choice Preferences of Texas CATV Systems...
Comparison of conventional and solar-water-heating products and industries report
Noreen, D; LeChevalier, R; Choi, M; Morehouse, J
1980-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
President Carter established a goal that would require installation of at least one million solar water heaters by 1985 and 20 million water-heating systems by the year 2000. The goals established require that the solar industry be sufficiently mature to provide cost-effective, reliable designs in the immediate future. The objective of this study was to provide the Department of Energy with quantified data that can be used to assess and redirect, if necessary, the program plans to assure compliance with the President's goals. Results deal with the product, the industry, the market, and the consumer. All issues are examined in the framework of the conventional-hot-water industry. Based on the results of this solar hot water assessment study, there is documented proof that the solar industry is blessed with over 20 good solar hot water systems. A total of eight generic types are currently being produced, but a majority of the systems being sold are included in only five generic types. The good systems are well-packaged for quality, performance and installation ease. These leading systems are sized and designed to fit the requirements of the consumer in every respect. This delivery end also suffers from a lack of understanding of the best methods for selling the product. At the supplier end, there are problems also, including: some design deficiencies, improper materials selection and, occasionally, the improper selection of components and subsystems. These, in total, are not serious problems in the better systems and will be resolved as this industry matures.
Eberhardt, J. J.; Rote, D. M.; Saricks, C. L.; Stodolsky, F.
1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z
Limitations on the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel in California could occur pursuant to the 1998 declaration by California's Air Resources Board (CARB) that the particulate matter component of diesel exhaust is a carcinogen, therefore a toxic air contaminant (TAC) subject to provisions of the state's Proposition 65. It is the declared intention of CARB not to ban or restrict diesel fuel, per se, at this time. Assuming no total ban, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) explored two feasible ''mid-course'' strategies. (1) Increased penetration of natural gas and greater gasoline use in the transportation fuels market, to the extent that some compression-ignition (CI) applications revert to spark-ignition (SI) engines. (2) New specifications requiring diesel fuel reformulation based on exhaust products of individual diesel fuel constituents. Each of these alternatives results in some degree of (conventional) diesel displacement. In the first case, diesel fuel is assumed admissible for ignition assistance as a pilot fuel in natural gas (NG)-powered heavy-duty vehicles, and gasoline demand in California increases by 32.2 million liters per day overall, about 21 percent above projected 2010 baseline demand. Natural gas demand increases by 13.6 million diesel liter equivalents per day, about 7 percent above projected (total) consumption level. In the second case, compression-ignition engines utilize substitutes for petroleum-based diesel having similar ignition and performance properties. For each case we estimated localized air emission plus generalized greenhouse gas and energy changes. Economic implications of vehicle and engine replacement were not evaluated.
Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Dauble, Dennis D.; Ploskey, Gene R.
2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z
In the Columbia and Snake River basins, several species of Pacific salmon were listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 due to significant declines of fish population. Dam operators and design engineers are thus faced with the task of making those hydroelectric facilities more ecologically friendly through changes in hydro-turbine design and operation. Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington, applied for re-licensing from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to replace the 10 turbines at Wanapum Dam with advanced hydropower turbines that were designed to increase power generation and improve fish passage conditions. We applied both deterministic and stochastic blade-strike models to the newly installed turbine and an existing turbine. Modeled probabilities were compared to the results of a large-scale live fish survival study and a sensor fish study under the same operational parameters. Overall, injury rates predicted by the deterministic model were higher than experimental rates of injury while those predicted by the stochastic model were in close agreement with experiment results. Fish orientation at the time of entry into the plane of the leading edges of the turbine runner blades was an important factor contributing to uncertainty in modeled results. The advanced design turbine had slightly higher modeled injury rates than the existing turbine design; however, there was no statistical evidence that suggested significant differences in blade-strike injuries between the two turbines and the hypothesis that direct fish survival rate through the advanced hydropower turbine is equal or better than that through the conventional turbine could not be rejected.
and the best two Na + HF analytical Potential Energy Surfaces(PES) found in literature: Bond Order 5(BO5Analytical Potential Energy Surface for the Na + HF NaF + H reaction: Application of Conventional on equilibrium geometries, electronic structure energy, first and second energy derivative calculated ab initio
assumed, with no inter-district transport.) If the conventional technology coal-fired power plant-fired power plant is used for comparison, then lower SO2, NOx or particulate emissions can be expected in 9. A final option considered was to retrofit emission controls for captive power plants at an additional cost
Impact of Salt Purity on Interfacial Water Organization Revealed by Conventional and Heterodyne of the chosen salts and their solutions. This is true not only for the ACS grade salts but also vibrational sum frequency generation (VSFG) and heterodyne-detected VSFG (HD-VSFG) spectroscopy that salt
van Kessel, Chris
-term 15 N tracer experiments did not re¯ect known long- term trends of increased total soil N with conventional cropping systems that use high quantities of external energy in the form of fuel, fertilizers to sequester soil C and N and renew the ability of soil to sustain long-term nutrient availability. Studies
Cañizares, Claudio A.
generators and wind farms based on double feed induction generators (DFIG). Based on an appropriate DFIG wind on system stability of replacing conventional generation by DFIG-based wind generation on the IEEE 14-bus power generation, Synchronous generators. I. INTRODUCTION OWDAYS, wind power energy is increasingly
Polman, Albert
new solar cell designs that enable both a higher photovoltaic conversion efficiency and reduced) Photonic design principles for ultrahigh-efficiency photovoltaics, A. Polman and H.A. Atwater, Nature MaterENI Renewable and Non-conventional Energy Prize 2012 High-efficiency solar cells based
Nemat-Nasser, Sia
Dynamic response of conventional and hot isostatically pressed Ti±6Al±4V alloys: experiments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, University of California thermomechanical response of Ti± 6Al±4V alloys with three dierent microstructures. Two of the alloys are produced
Thomas Worcester
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Press, 2003. xvi + 437 pp. + 42 illus. $90.00. Review by THOMAS WORCESTER, COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS. Vernacular chronicles of three convents form the basis of this study: Santa Maria delle Vergini (Venice), known as Le Vergini; Santa Maria...
Thomas Worcester
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Press, 2003. xvi + 437 pp. + 42 illus. $90.00. Review by THOMAS WORCESTER, COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS. Vernacular chronicles of three convents form the basis of this study: Santa Maria delle Vergini (Venice), known as Le Vergini; Santa Maria...
Diaz, Maria Lourdes, E-mail: mldiaz@unav.es [Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Servicio de Radiologia (Spain); Urtasun, Fermin, E-mail: Furtasun@telefonica.net; Barberena, Javier, E-mail: Jjb48@medena.es [Hospital de Navarra, Servicio de Radiologia (Spain); Aranzadi, Carlos, E-mail: Caranzadi@cfnavarra.es [Hospital de Navarra, Departamento de Cirugia Vascular (Spain); Guillen-Grima, Francisco, E-mail: Cfguillen@unav.es [Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva (Spain); Bilbao, Jose Ignacio, E-mail: jibilbao@unav.es [Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Servicio de Radiologia (Spain)
2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To compare long-term efficacy of cryoplasty therapy versus conventional angioplasty in the treatment of peripheral arterial atherosclerotic stenosis on the basis of our 3-year clinical experience. Materials and Methods: From January 2006 to December 2008, a total of 155 patients with 192 lesions of the femoropopliteal sector were randomized to receive either cryoplasty or conventional balloon angioplasty. The primary study end point was lesion target patency. Follow-up with clinical evaluation of patient's symptoms, ankle-brachial index, and Doppler ultrasound was scheduled at 1, 6, 9, 12, 24, and 36 months. Results: For the cryoplasty group (n = 86), technical immediate success was achieved in 74.4% of lesions. Rate of significant dissection was 13.5% and rate of stent placement of 22%. In the long term, target lesion patency rate at 6 months was 59.4%, with rates of 55.9, 52.6, and 49.1% at 1, 2, and 3 years, respectively. For the conventional angioplasty group (n = 69), the immediate technical success rate was 83.7%. Rate of significant dissection was 19%, and rate of stent placement was 72.9%. Patency rates at 6 months and at 1, 2, and 3 years were 71.5, 61.2, 60, and 56%, respectively. Conclusion: Compared with conventional angioplasty, cryoplasty showed good immediate success rates with lower stent placement rates. During the 3-year follow-up, patency rates tended to equalize between the two modalities.
Rong, Yi, E-mail: yi.rong@osumc.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Chen, Yu; Lu, Weiguo [21st Century Oncology, Madison, Wisconsin 53719 (United States)] [21st Century Oncology, Madison, Wisconsin 53719 (United States); Shang, Lu [Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction and Technology, Nanning (China)] [Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction and Technology, Nanning (China); Zuo, Li [Radiologic Sciences and Respiratory Therapy Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)] [Radiologic Sciences and Respiratory Therapy Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Chen, Quan [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 (United States)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: Despite superior target dose uniformity, helical tomotherapy{sup ®} (HT) may involve a trade-off between longitudinal dose conformity and beam-on time (BOT), due to the limitation of only three available jaw sizes with the conventional HT (1.0, 2.5, and 5.0 cm). The recently introduced dynamic running-start-stop (RSS) delivery allows smaller jaw opening at the superior and inferior ends of the target when a sharp penumbra is needed. This study compared the dosimetric performance of RSS delivery with the fixed jaw HT delivery. Methods: Twenty patient cases were selected and deidentified prior to treatment planning, including 16 common clinical cases (brain, head and neck (HN), lung, and prostate) and four special cases of whole brain with hippocampus avoidance (WBHA) that require a high degree of dose modulation. HT plans were generated for common clinical cases using the fixed 2.5 cm jaw width (HT2.5) and WBHA cases using 1.0 cm (HT1.0). The jaw widths for RSS were preset with a larger size (RSS5.0 vs HT2.5 and RSS2.5 vs HT1.0). Both delivery techniques were planned based on identical contours, prescriptions, and planning objectives. Dose indices for targets and critical organs were compared using dose-volume histograms, BOT, and monitor units. Results: The average BOT was reduced from 4.8 min with HT2.5 to 2.5 min with RSS5.0. Target dose homogeneity with RSS5.0 was shown comparable to HT2.5 for common clinical sites. Superior normal tissue sparing was observed in RSS5.0 for optic nerves and optic chiasm in brain and HN cases. RSS5.0 demonstrated improved dose sparing for cord and esophagus in lung cases, as well as penile bulb in prostate cases. The mean body dose was comparable for both techniques. For the WBHA cases, the target homogeneity was significantly degraded in RSS2.5 without distinct dose sparing for hippocampus, compared to HT1.0. Conclusions: Compared to the fixed jaw HT delivery, RSS combined with a larger jaw width provides faster treatment delivery and improved cranial-caudal target dose conformity. The target coverage achieved by RSS with a large jaw width is comparable to the fixed jaw HT delivery for common cancer sites, but may deteriorate for cases where complex geometry is present in the middle part of the target.
Mirsky, S.M.; Hayes, J.E.; Miller, L.A. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
This eight-volume report presents guidelines for performing verification and validation (V&V) on Artificial Intelligence (Al) systems with nuclear applications. The guidelines have much broader application than just expert systems; they are also applicable to object-oriented programming systems, rule-based systems, frame-based systems, model-based systems, neural nets, genetic algorithms, and conventional software systems. This is because many of the components of AI systems are implemented in conventional procedural programming languages, so there is no real distinction. The report examines the state of the art in verifying and validating expert systems. V&V methods traditionally applied to conventional software systems are evaluated for their applicability to expert systems. One hundred fifty-three conventional techniques are identified and evaluated. These methods are found to be useful for at least some of the components of expert systems, frame-based systems, and object-oriented systems. A taxonomy of 52 defect types and their delectability by the 153 methods is presented. With specific regard to expert systems, conventional V&V methods were found to apply well to all the components of the expert system with the exception of the knowledge base. The knowledge base requires extension of the existing methods. Several innovative static verification and validation methods for expert systems have been identified and are described here, including a method for checking the knowledge base {open_quotes}semantics{close_quotes} and a method for generating validation scenarios. Evaluation of some of these methods was performed both analytically and experimentally. A V&V methodology for expert systems is presented based on three factors: (1) a system`s judged need for V&V (based in turn on its complexity and degree of required integrity); (2) the life-cycle phase; and (3) the system component being tested.
de Weck, Olivier L.
in this issuewe offer commentary on MIT's regular-season undefeated football team, and simultane- ously to mitigate the escalation of housing costs for the general Cambridge 2014 MIT Football
Konstantine Zelator
2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z
A regular truncated pyramid with rectangular bases;consists of two rectangular bases whose centers are orthogonally aligned with respect to the parallel planes containing their bases; and two pairs of congruent isosceles trapezoids(the four lateral faces). Thrre are six lengths involved:the larger base dimensions a and b; a>(or=)b. The smaller base dimensions c and d; c>(or=d). The height H, and the common length t of the four lateral faces. When a,b,c,d,H,t, and the volume V are all positive integers; we have an integral regular truncated pyramid with rectangular bases(see Definition 1 in the introduction). The two key geometric conditions that the above six lengths must satisfy are, a/b=c/d(see Section 3) and the equation, 4t^2= 4H^2+(a-c)^2+(b-d)^2 (*), derived in Section4. When H,a,c,b,d,t; are all positive integers. A modulo4 congruence shows that both the positive integers a-c and b-d; must be even. Consequently, equation (*) reduces to the equation, t^2= H^2+x^2+y^2 (**). All the positive integer solutions to (**) can be found, parametrically described, in reference [1]. Using the general positive integer solution to (**), we Proposition 1(Section7); which gives precise conditions that describe the set of all integral regular truncated pyramids with rectangular bases. In Proposition 2, we describe a 3-parameter family of such pyramids. In Proposition 3, we describe the square case: a=b> c=d.
Grosberg, Alexander Y
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider flexible branched polymer, with quenched branch structure, and show that its conformational entropy as a function of its gyration radius $R$, at large $R$, obeys, in the scaling sense, $\\Delta S \\sim R^2/(a^2L)$, with $a$ bond length (or Kuhn segment) and $L$ defined as an average spanning distance. We show that this estimate is valid up to at most the logarithmic correction for any tree. We do so by explicitly computing the largest eigenvalues of Kramers matrices for both regular and "sparse" 3-branched trees, uncovering on the way their peculiar mathematical properties.
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Crowe, Braden [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Attalah, Said [University of Arizona; Agrawal, Shweta [University of Arizona; Waller, Peter [University of Arizona; Ryan, Randy [University of Arizona.edu; Van Wagenen, Jon [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Chavis, Aaron [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Kyndt, John [University of Arizona; Kacira, Murat [University of Arizona; Ogden, Kim L. [University of Arizona; Huesemann, Michael [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A comparison of Nannochloropsis salina growth performance in two outdoor pond designs: conventional raceways versus the ARID pond with superior temperature management
Janssens, Geert O., E-mail: g.janssens@rther.umcn.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Jansen, Marc H. [Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Lauwers, Selmer J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Nowak, Peter J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Oldenburger, Foppe R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Bouffet, Eric [Department of Hematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Hematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada); Saran, Frank [Department of Pediatric Oncology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton (United Kingdom)] [Department of Pediatric Oncology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton (United Kingdom); Kamphuis-van Ulzen, Karin [Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Lindert, Erik J. van [Department of Neurosurgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Neurosurgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Schieving, Jolanda H. [Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Boterberg, Tom [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (Belgium)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (Belgium); Kaspers, Gertjan J. [Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Span, Paul N.; Kaanders, Johannes H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Gidding, Corrie E. [Department of Pediatric Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Pediatric Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Hargrave, Darren [Department of Oncology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (United Kingdom)] [Department of Oncology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (United Kingdom)
2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: Despite conventional radiation therapy, 54 Gy in single doses of 1.8 Gy (54/1.8 Gy) over 6 weeks, most children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) will die within 1 year after diagnosis. To reduce patient burden, we investigated the role of hypofractionation radiation therapy given over 3 to 4 weeks. A 1:1 matched-cohort analysis with conventional radiation therapy was performed to assess response and survival. Methods and Materials: Twenty-seven children, aged 3 to 14, were treated according to 1 of 2 hypofractionation regimens over 3 to 4 weeks (39/3 Gy, n=16 or 44.8/2.8 Gy, n=11). All patients had symptoms for {<=}3 months, {>=}2 signs of the neurologic triad (cranial nerve deficit, ataxia, long tract signs), and characteristic features of DIPG on magnetic resonance imaging. Twenty-seven patients fulfilling the same diagnostic criteria and receiving at least 50/1.8 to 2.0 Gy were eligible for the matched-cohort analysis. Results: With hypofractionation radiation therapy, the overall survival at 6, 9, and 12 months was 74%, 44%, and 22%, respectively. Progression-free survival at 3, 6, and 9 months was 77%, 43%, and 12%, respectively. Temporary discontinuation of steroids was observed in 21 of 27 (78%) patients. No significant difference in median overall survival (9.0 vs 9.4 months; P=.84) and time to progression (5.0 vs 7.6 months; P=.24) was observed between hypofractionation vs conventional radiation therapy, respectively. Conclusions: For patients with newly diagnosed DIPG, a hypofractionation regimen, given over 3 to 4 weeks, offers equal overall survival with less treatment burden compared with a conventional regimen of 6 weeks.
Sears, T.; Lammert, M.; Colby, K.; Walter, R.
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report examines the performance of two electric vehicles (EVs) at McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo). The study examined the performance of two e-ride Industries EVs initially delivered to McMurdo on February 16, 2011, and compared their performance and fuel use with that of conventional vehicles that have a duty cycle similar to that of the EVs used at McMurdo.
Ma, Wenjing; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Villa, Oreste; Kowalski, Karol
2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
The details of the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) implementation of the most compu- tationally intensive (T)-part of the recently introduced regularized CCSD(T) (Reg-CCSD(T)) method [K. Kowalski, M.Valiev 131, 234107 (2010)] for calculating electronic energies of strongly interacting systems are discussed. Parallel tests performed for several molecular systems show very good scalability of the triples part of the Reg-CCSD(T) approach. We also discuss the performance of the Reg-CCSD(T) GPU implementation as a function of the parameters defining the partitioning of the spinorbital domain (tiling structure). The accuracy of the Reg-CCSD(T) method is illustrated on two examples: the NiO2 molecule and open-shell Spiro cation (5,5’(4H,4H’)-spirobi[cyclopenta[c]pyrrole]2,2’,6,6’-tetrahydro cation), which is a frequently used model to study electron transfer processes. It is demonstrated that a simple regularization of the cluster amplitudes used in the non-iterative corrections accounting for the effect of triply excited configurations significantly improves the accuracies of groundstate energies in the presence of strong quasidegeneracy effects. For NiO2 we compare the Reg-CCSD(T) results with the CCSDT energies, whereas for Spiro cation we compare Reg-CCSD(T) results with the energies obtained with completely renormalized CCSD(T) method.
Nakai, Motoki, E-mail: momonga@wakayama-med.ac.jp; Sato, Morio; Sahara, Shinya; Takasaka, Isao; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Minamiguchi, Hiroki; Tanihata, Hirohiko; Kimura, Masashi [Wakayama Medical University, Department of Radiology (Japan); Takeuchi, Nozomu [Hidaka General Hospital, Department of Radiology (Japan)
2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
Real-time virtual sonography (RVS) is a diagnostic imaging support system, which provides the same cross-sectional multiplanar reconstruction images as ultrasound images on the same monitor screen in real time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiofrequency ablation (RFA) assisted by RVS and CT for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undetectable with conventional sonography. Subjects were 20 patients with 20 HCC nodules not detected by conventional sonography but detectable by CT or MRI. All patients had hepatitis C-induced liver cirrhosis; there were 13 males and 7 females aged 55-81 years (mean, 69.3 years). RFA was performed in the CT room, and the tumor was punctured with the assistance of RVS. CT was performed immediately after puncture, and ablation was performed after confirming that the needle had been inserted into the tumor precisely. The mean number of punctures and success rates of the first puncture were evaluated. Treatment effects were evaluated with dynamic CT every 3 months after RFA. RFA was technically feasible and local tumor control was achieved in all patients. The mean number of punctures was 1.1, and the success rate of the first puncture was 90.0%. This method enabled safe ablation without complications. The mean follow-up period was 13.5 month (range, 9-18 months). No local recurrence was observed at the follow-up points. In conclusion, RFA assisted by RVS and CT is a safe and efficacious method of treatment for HCC undetectable by conventional sonography.
Godoy-Lorite, Antonia; Sales-Pardo, Marta
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In social networks, individuals constantly drop ties and replace them by new ones in a highly unpredictable fashion. This highly dynamical nature of social ties has important implications for processes such as the spread of information or of epidemics. Several studies have demonstrated the influence of a number of factors on the intricate microscopic process of tie replacement, but the macroscopic long-term effects of such changes remain largely unexplored. Here we investigate whether, despite the inherent randomness at the microscopic level, there are macroscopic statistical regularities in the long-term evolution of social networks. In particular, we analyze the email network of a large organization with over 1,000 individuals throughout four consecutive years. We find that, although the evolution of individual ties is highly unpredictable, the macro-evolution of social communication networks follows well-defined statistical laws, characterized by exponentially decaying log-variations of the weight of socia...
Dymnikova, Irina
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We address the question of regular primordial black holes with de Sitter interior, their remnants and gravitational vacuum solitons G-lumps as heavy dark matter candidates providing signatures for inhomogeneity of early universe, which is severely constrained by the condition that the contribution of these objects in the modern density does not exceed the total density of dark matter. Primordial black holes and their remnants seem to be most elusive among dark matter candidates. However, we reveal a nontrivial property of compact objects with de Sitter interior to induce proton decay or decay of neutrons in neutron stars. The point is that they can form graviatoms, binding electrically charged particles. Their observational signatures as dark matter candidates provide also signatures for inhomogeneity of the early universe. In graviatoms, the cross-section of the induced proton decay is strongly enhanced, what provides the possibility of their experimental searches. We predict proton decay paths induced by gr...
Wu, Z. H. [Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Graduate School of Engineering, Akasaki Research Center, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Kawai, Y.; Honda, Y.; Yamaguchi, M.; Amano, H. [Graduate School of Engineering, Akasaki Research Center, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Fang, Y.-Y.; Chen, C. Q. [Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Kondo, H.; Hori, M. [Graduate School of Engineering, Plasma Nanotechnology Research Center, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
2011-04-04T23:59:59.000Z
In this letter, we have investigated the structural properties of thick InGaN layers grown on GaN by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy, using two growth rates of 1.0 and 3.6 A/s. A highly regular superlattice (SL) structure is found to be spontaneously formed in the film grown at 3.6 A/s but not in the film grown at 1.0 A/s. The faster grown film also exhibits superior structural quality, which could be due to the surface roughness suppression caused by kinetic limitation, and the inhibition of the Frank-Read dislocation generation mechanism within the spontaneously formed SL structure.
D. V. Khomitsky; A. A. Chubanov; A. A. Konakov
2015-01-06T23:59:59.000Z
The dynamics of Dirac-Weyl spin-polarized wavepackets driven by periodic electric field is considered for the electrons in a mesoscopic quantum dot formed at the edge of two-dimensional HgTe/CdTe topological insulator with Dirac-Weyl massless energy spectra, where the motion of carriers is less sensitive to disorder and impurity potentials. It is found that the interplay of strongly coupled spin and charge degrees of freedom creates the regimes of both regular and irregular dynamics with certain universal properties manifested both in the clean limit and in the presence of the moderate disorder. The disorder influence is predicted to enhance the in-plane spin relaxation, leading to possibility of establishing novel types of driven evolution in nanostructures formed in the topological insulators.
Ilja Lange; Sina Reiter; Juliane Kniepert; Fortunato Piersimoni; Michael Paetzel; Jana Hildebrandt; Thomas Brenner; Stefan Hecht; Dieter Neher
2015-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
An approach is presented to modify the WF of solution-processed sol-gel derived ZnOover an exceptionally wide range of more than 2.3 eV. This approach relies on the formation of dense and homogeneous self-assembled monolayers based on phosphonic acids with different dipole moments. This allows us to apply ZnO as charge selective bottom electrodes in either regular or inverted solar cell structures, using P3HT:PCBM as the active layer. These devices compete with or even exceed the performance of the reference cell on ITO/PEDOT:PSS. Our finding challenges the current view that bottom electrodes in inverted solar cells need to be electron-blocking for good device performance.
G. S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan; O. Yu. Tsupko
2015-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we review a recently developed approximate method for investigation of dynamics of compressible ellipsoidal figures. Collapse and subsequent behaviour are described by a system of ordinary differential equations for time evolution of semi-axes of a uniformly rotating, three-axis, uniform-density ellipsoid. First, we apply this approach to investigate dynamic stability of non-spherical bodies. We solve the equations that describe, in a simplified way, the Newtonian dynamics of a self-gravitating non-rotating spheroidal body. We find that, after loss of stability, a contraction to a singularity occurs only in a pure spherical collapse, and deviations from spherical symmetry prevent the contraction to the singularity through a stabilizing action of nonlinear non-spherical oscillations. The development of instability leads to the formation of a regularly or chaotically oscillating body, in which dynamical motion prevents the formation of the singularity. We find regions of chaotic and regular pulsations by constructing a Poincare diagram. A real collapse occurs after damping of the oscillations because of energy losses, shock wave formation or viscosity. We use our approach to investigate approximately the first stages of collapse during the large scale structure formation. The theory of this process started from ideas of Ya. B. Zeldovich, concerning the formation of strongly non-spherical structures during nonlinear stages of the development of gravitational instability, known as 'Zeldovich's pancakes'. In this paper the collapse of non-collisional dark matter and the formation of pancake structures are investigated approximately. We estimate an emission of very long gravitational waves during the collapse, and discuss the possibility of gravitational lensing and polarization of the cosmic microwave background by these waves.
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Tessum, Christopher W.; Hill, Jason D.; Marshall, Julian D.
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
Commonly considered strategies for reducing the environmental impact of light-duty transportation include using alternative fuels and improving vehicle fuel economy. We evaluate the air quality-related human health impacts of 10 such options, including the use of liquid biofuels, diesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG) in internal combustion engines; the use of electricity from a range of conventional and renewable sources to power electric vehicles (EVs); and the use of hybrid EV technology. Our approach combines spatially, temporally, and chemically detailed life cycle emission inventories; comprehensive, fine-scale state-of-the-science chemical transport modeling; and exposure, concentration–response, and economic health impact modeling for ozonemore »(O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). We find that powering vehicles with corn ethanol or with coal-based or “grid average” electricity increases monetized environmental health impacts by 80% or more relative to using conventional gasoline. Conversely, EVs powered by low-emitting electricity from natural gas, wind, water, or solar power reduce environmental health impacts by 50% or more. Consideration of potential climate change impacts alongside the human health outcomes described here further reinforces the environmental preferability of EVs powered by low-emitting electricity relative to gasoline vehicles.« less
Tessum, Christopher W. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)] (ORCID:0000000288647436); Hill, Jason D. [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States); Marshall, Julian D. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
Commonly considered strategies for reducing the environmental impact of light-duty transportation include using alternative fuels and improving vehicle fuel economy. We evaluate the air quality-related human health impacts of 10 such options, including the use of liquid biofuels, diesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG) in internal combustion engines; the use of electricity from a range of conventional and renewable sources to power electric vehicles (EVs); and the use of hybrid EV technology. Our approach combines spatially, temporally, and chemically detailed life cycle emission inventories; comprehensive, fine-scale state-of-the-science chemical transport modeling; and exposure, concentration–response, and economic health impact modeling for ozone (O_{3}) and fine particulate matter (PM_{2.5}). We find that powering vehicles with corn ethanol or with coal-based or “grid average” electricity increases monetized environmental health impacts by 80% or more relative to using conventional gasoline. Conversely, EVs powered by low-emitting electricity from natural gas, wind, water, or solar power reduce environmental health impacts by 50% or more. Consideration of potential climate change impacts alongside the human health outcomes described here further reinforces the environmental preferability of EVs powered by low-emitting electricity relative to gasoline vehicles.
Strzelec, Andrea [ORNL
2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The primary objective of this research has been to investigate how the oxidation characteristics of diesel particulate matter (PM) are affected by blending soy-based biodiesel fuel with conventional ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel. PM produced in a light duty engine from different biodiesel-conventional fuel blends was subjected to a range of physical and chemical measurements in order to better understand the mechanisms by which fuel-related changes to oxidation reactivity are brought about. These observations were then incorporated into a kinetic model to predict PM oxidation. Nanostructure of the fixed carbon was investigated by HR-TEM and showed that particulates from biodiesel had a more open structure than particulates generated from conventional diesel fuel, which was confirmed by BET surface area measurements. Surface area evolution with extent of oxidation reaction was measured for PM from ULSD and biodiesel. Biodiesel particulate has a significantly larger surface area for the first 40% of conversion, at which point the samples become quite similar. Oxidation characteristics of nascent PM and the fixed carbon portion were measured by temperature programmed oxidation (TPO) and it was noted that increased biodiesel blending lowered the light-off temperature as well as the temperature where the peak rate of oxidation occurred. A shift in the oxidation profiles of all fuels was seen when the mobile carbon fraction was removed, leaving only the fixed carbon, however the trend in temperature advantage of the biofuel blending remained. The mobile carbon fraction was measured by temperature programmed desorption found to generally increase with increasing biodiesel blend level. The relative change in the light-off temperatures for the nascent and fixed carbon samples was found to be related to the fraction of mobile carbon. Effective Arrhenius parameters for fixed carbon oxidation were directly measured with isothermal, differential oxidation experiments. Normalizing the reaction rate to the total carbon surface area available for reaction allowed for the definition of a single reaction rate with constant activation energy (112.5 {+-} 5.8 kJ/mol) for the oxidation of PM, independent of its fuel source. A kinetic model incorporating the surface area dependence of fixed carbon oxidation rate and the impact of the mobile carbon fraction was constructed and validated against experimental data.
Cuenca, R.; Formento, J.; Gaines, L.; Marr, B.; Santini, D.; Wang, M. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Adelman, S.; Kline, D.; Mark, J.; Ohi, J.; Rau, N. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Freeman, S.; Humphreys, K.; Placet, M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report compares the energy use, oil use and emissions of electric vehicles (EVs) with those of conventional, gasoline-powered vehicles (CVs) over the total life cycle of the vehicles. The various stages included in the vehicles` life cycles include vehicle manufacture, fuel production, and vehicle operation. Disposal is not included. An inventory of the air emissions associated with each stage of the life cycle is estimated. Water pollutants and solid wastes are reported for individual processes, but no comprehensive inventory is developed. Volume I contains the major results, a discussion of the conceptual framework of the study, and summaries of the vehicle, utility, fuel production, and manufacturing analyses. It also contains summaries of comments provided by external peer reviewers and brief responses to these comments.
Tanguay, Jesse; Kim, Ho Kyung; Cunningham, Ian A. [Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, 100 Perth Drive, London, Ontario N6A 5K8 (Canada) and Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C1 (Canada); School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, 100 Perth Drive, London, Ontario N6A 5K8 (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C1 (Canada); Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada) and London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario N6A 5A5 (Canada)
2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: X-ray digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is widely used for vascular imaging. However, the need to subtract a mask image can result in motion artifacts and compromised image quality. The current interest in energy-resolving photon-counting (EPC) detectors offers the promise of eliminating motion artifacts and other advanced applications using a single exposure. The authors describe a method of assessing the iodine signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that may be achieved with energy-resolved angiography (ERA) to enable a direct comparison with other approaches including DSA and dual-energy angiography for the same patient exposure. Methods: A linearized noise-propagation approach, combined with linear expressions of dual-energy and energy-resolved imaging, is used to describe the iodine SNR. The results were validated by a Monte Carlo calculation for all three approaches and compared visually for dual-energy and DSA imaging using a simple angiographic phantom with a CsI-based flat-panel detector. Results: The linearized SNR calculations show excellent agreement with Monte Carlo results. While dual-energy methods require an increased tube heat load of 2x to 4x compared to DSA, and photon-counting detectors are not yet ready for angiographic imaging, the available iodine SNR for both methods as tested is within 10% of that of conventional DSA for the same patient exposure over a wide range of patient thicknesses and iodine concentrations. Conclusions: While the energy-based methods are not necessarily optimized and further improvements are likely, the linearized noise-propagation analysis provides the theoretical framework of a level playing field for optimization studies and comparison with conventional DSA. It is concluded that both dual-energy and photon-counting approaches have the potential to provide similar angiographic image quality to DSA.
Havey, C. D.; McCormick, R. L.; Hayes, R. R.; Dane, A. J.; Voorhees, K. J.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The presence of nitro-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs) in diesel fuel emissions has been studied for a number of years predominantly because of their contribution to the overall health and environmental risks associated with these emissions. Electron monochromator-mass spectrometry (EM-MS) is a highly selective and sensitive method for detection of NPAHs in complex matrixes, such as diesel emissions. Here, EM-MS was used to compare the levels of NPAHs in fuel emissions from conventional (petroleum) diesel, ultra-low sulfur/low-aromatic content diesel, Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel, and conventional diesel/synthetic diesel blend. The largest quantities of NPAHs were detected in the conventional diesel fuel emissions, while the ultra-low sulfur diesel and synthetic diesel fuel demonstrated a more than 50% reduction of NPAH quantities when compared to the conventional diesel fuel emissions. The emissions from the blend of conventional diesel with 30% synthetic diesel fuel also demonstrated a more than 30% reduction of the NPAH content when compared to the conventional diesel fuel emissions. In addition, a correlation was made between the aromatic content of the different fuel types and NPAH quantities and between the nitrogen oxides emissions from the different fuel types and NPAH quantities. The EM-MS system demonstrated high selectivity and sensitivity for detection of the NPAHs in the emissions with minimal sample cleanup required.
Happy New Year 2004 from SSX-FRC! I guess the big news from 2003 is that our regular DOE grant (that
Brown, Michael R.
Happy New Year 2004 from SSX-FRC! I guess the big news from 2003 is that our regular DOE grant on SSX-FRC. We will also continue our theory collaboration with Bill Matthaeus of Bartol. We were also and Astrophysical Plasmas (CMSO for short). Other CMSO participants include Wisconsin, Chicago, Prince- ton
Wu, Shin-Tson
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7662307755/ hal-00656407,version1-4Jan2012 Author manuscript, published in "Landscape Ecology 27, 3 (2012 and the identification of landscape stochastic regularities through data- mining. We applied this approach to the Niort to the scale of ecological processes and therefore contributes to landscape ecology. Key words hal-00656407
Papavassiliou, Christos
1100 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--I: REGULAR PAPERS, VOL. 51, NO. 6, JUNE 2004 SiGe of a novel SiGe n-HMODFET device operating at micropower levels and extracted small-signal model parameters in SiGe technology, and a comparison of modeled versus measured data is included. Index Terms
EH 4/12 THE FOREST & RANGELAND STEWARDSHIP INDEPENDENT STUDY POLICY Independent study is a type of learning that supplements regular, supervised classroom instruction by permitting the student to carry such learning even further, working independently under necessary and sufficient guidance of a supervising
Conventional Medical Screening Program
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Medical screening is a strategy used to identify diseases or conditions in a select population at an early stage, often before signs and symptoms develop, and to refer individuals with suspicious findings to their personal physician or a specialist for further testing, diagnosis, and treatment. The program is not intended to serve as a substitute for routine medical exams through an individual's personal physician.
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permeability. (When concrete has low permeability, substances like water and dissolved salts cannot readily will continue to hydrate. As the volume of hydration products grows, concrete porosity (and permeability is controlling aluminate* reactions. Little heat is generated, and little physical change occurs in the concrete
Traditional (Conventional) Projects
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On the regularity for the Navier-slip thin-film equation in the perfect wetting regime
Gnann, Manuel V
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate perturbations of traveling wave solutions to a thin-film equation with quadratic mobility and a zero contact angle at the triple junction, where the three phases liquid, gas, and solid meet. This equation can be derived from the Navier-Stokes system of a liquid droplet with a Navier-slip condition at the substrate. Existence and uniqueness have been established by the author together with Giacomelli, Kn\\"upfer, and Otto in previous work. As solutions are generically non-smooth, the approach relied on suitably subtracting the leading-order singular expansion at the free boundary. In the present note, we substantially improve this result by showing the regularizing effect of the degenerate-parabolic equation to arbitrary orders of the singular expansion. In comparison to related previous work, our method does not require additional compatibility assumptions on the initial data. The result turns out to be natural in view of the properties of the source-type self-similar profile.
Thomas Mädler
2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z
Perturbations of the linearized vacuum Einstein equations on a null cone in the Bondi-Sachs formulation of General Relativity can be derived from a single master function with spin weight two, which is related to the Weyl scalar \\Psi_0, and which is determined by a simple wave equation. Utilizing a standard spin representation of the tensors on a sphere and two different approaches to solve the master equation, we are able to determine two simple and explicitly time-dependent solutions. Both solutions, of which one is asymptotically flat, comply with the regularity conditions at the vertex of the null cone. For the asymptotically flat solution we calculate the corresponding linearized perturbations, describing all multipoles of spin-2 waves that propagate on a Minkowskian background spacetime. We also analyze the asymptotic behavior of this solution at null infinity using a Penrose compactification, and calculate the Weyl scalar, \\Psi_4. Because of its simplicity, the asymptotically flat solution presented here is ideally suited for testbed calculations in the Bondi-Sachs formulation of numerical relativity. It may be considered as a sibling of the well-known Teukolsky-Rinne solutions, on spacelike hypersurfaces, for a metric adapted to null hypersurfaces.
Quantum Chaos generates Regularities
Otsuka, Takaharu [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo (Japan); RIKEN (Japan); Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo (Japan); Shimizu, Noritaka [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo (Japan); RIKEN (Japan)
2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z
The mechanism of the dominance (preponderance) of the 0+ ground state for random interactions is proposed to be the chaotic realization of the highest rotational symmetry. This is a consequence of a general principle on the chaos and symmetry that the highest symmetry is given to the ground state if sufficient mixing occurs in a chaotic way by a random interaction. Under this symmetry-realization mechanism, the ground-state parity and isospin can be predicted so that the positive parity is favored over the negative parity and the isospin T = 0 state is favored over higher isospin. It is further suggested how one can enhance the realization of highest symmetries within random interactions. Thus, chaos and symmetry are shown to be linked deeply.
2013-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
Abstract. In case of a special problem class, the simplex method can be implemented as a ... of the dual problem, in case a special simplex pricing rule is used.
Ruddle, Roy
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Powerwall versus conventional microscope for viewing pathology slides: an experimental comparison. Histopathology, 5, 294-300. 1 Virtual reality Powerwall versus conventional microscope for viewing pathology Owers, N, Hodrien, J., Quirke, P., & Ruddle, R. A. (2009). Virtual reality Powerwall versus conventional
Triplett, W.M.
1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis identified current Information Technology initiatives to help improve the Navy`s Inspection Readiness Plan for Chemical Warfare Convention (CWC) Challenge Inspection. The CWC is an intensive inspection. The Challenge Inspection allows for a team of international inspectors to inspect a naval facility suspected of violating the CWC on very short notice. This thesis begins with a review of the CWC Challenge Inspection timeline. It then describes the Navy`s Inspection Readiness Plan for CWC Challenge Inspections as well as the Navy Tiger Team that is sent to naval facilities to assist the Commanding Officer and base personnel during inspections. One of the initiatives evaluated by this analysis is the use of videoconferencing. To ascertain the feasibility of using videoconferencing in the CWC Challenge Inspection process, this thesis reviews the current videoconferencing systems and standards, and the results of a questionnaire that was sent to various naval commands. This thesis concludes with recommendations for inclusion of videoconferencing and various other Information Technology initiatives in the CWC Challenge Inspection process.
Shen, Yanbin; Pedersen, Erik E.; Christensen, Mogens; Iversen, Bo B., E-mail: bo@chem.au.dk [Center for Materials Crystallography, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
An electrochemical cell has been designed for powder X-ray diffraction studies of lithium ion batteries (LIB) and sodium ion batteries (SIB) in operando with high time resolution using a conventional powder X-ray diffractometer. The cell allows for studies of both anode and cathode electrode materials in reflection mode. The cell design closely mimics that of standard battery testing coin cells and allows obtaining powder X-ray diffraction patterns under representative electrochemical conditions. In addition, the cell uses graphite as the X-ray window instead of beryllium, and it is easy to operate and maintain. Test examples on lithium insertion/extraction in two spinel-type LIB electrode materials (Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} anode and LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cathode) are presented as well as first results on sodium extraction from a layered SIB cathode material (Na{sub 0.84}Fe{sub 0.56}Mn{sub 0.44}O{sub 2})
Processing and geologic analysis of conventional cores from well ER-20-6 No. 1, Nevada Test Site
Prothro, L.B., Townsend, M.J.; Drellack, S.L. Jr. [and others
1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
In 1996, Well Cluster ER-20-6 was drilled on Pahute Mesa in Area 20, in the northwestern corner of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The three wells of the cluster are located from 166 to 296 meters (m) (544 to 971 feet [ft]) southwest of the site of the underground nuclear test code-named BULLION, conducted in 1990 in Emplacement Hole U-20bd. The well cluster was planned to be the site of a forced-gradient experiment designed to investigate radionuclide transport in groundwater. To obtain additional information on the occurrence of radionuclides, nature of fractures, and lithology, a portion of Well ER-20-6 No. 1, the hole closest to the explosion cavity, was cored for later analysis. Bechtel Nevada (BN) geologists originally prepared the geologic interpretation of the Well Cluster ER-20-6 site and documented the geology of each well in the cluster. However, the cores from Well ER-20-6 No. 1 were not accessible at the time of that work. As the forced-gradient experiment and other radio nuclide migration studies associated with the well cluster progressed, it was deemed appropriate to open the cores, describe the geology, and re-package the core for long-term air-tight storage. This report documents and describes the processing, geologic analysis, and preservation of the conventional cores from Well ER20-6 No. 1.
Ragatz, A.; Duran, A.; Thornton, M.; Walkowicz, K.
2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
This presentation discusses the results of emissions testing for medium-duty conventional and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. Testing was based on a field evaluation approach that utilized the Fleet DNA drive cycle database and NREL’s Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory chassis dynamometer. Vehicles tested included parcel delivery (Class 6 step vans), beverage delivery (Class 8 tractors), and parcel delivery (Class 7 box trucks) vehicles, all with intended service class medium/heavy heavy-duty diesel (MHDD).
Results for fuel economy and tailpipe NOx emissions included: diesel hybrid electric vehicles showed an average fuel economy advantage on identified test cycles: Class 6 Step Vans: 26%; Class 7 Box Trucks: 24.7%; Class 8 Tractors: 17.3%. Vehicle miles traveled is an important factor in determining total petroleum and CO2 displacement. Higher NOx emissions were observed over some test cycles: highly drive cycle dependent; engine-out differences may result from different engine operating point; and selective catalyst reduction temperature may play a role, but does not explain the whole story.
Mirsky, S.M.; Hayes, J.E.; Miller, L.A. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report provides a step-by-step guide, or user manual, for personnel responsible for the planning and execution of the verification and validation (V&V), and developmental testing, of expert systems, conventional software systems, and various other types of artificial intelligence systems. While the guide was developed primarily for applications in the utility industry, it applies well to all industries. The user manual has three sections. In Section 1 the user assesses the stringency of V&V needed for the system under consideration, identifies the development stage the system is in, and identifies the component(s) of the system to be tested next. These three pieces of information determine which Guideline Package of V&V methods is most appropriate for those conditions. The V&V Guideline Packages are provided in Section 2. Each package consists of an ordered set of V&V techniques to be applied to the system, guides on choosing the review/evaluation team, measurement criteria, and references to a book or report which describes the application of the method. Section 3 presents details of 11 of the most important (or least well-explained in the literature) methods to assist the user in applying these techniques accurately.
Kodama, Tomoaki; Honda, Yasuhiro; Wakabayashi, Katsuhiko; Iwamoto, Shoichi
1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The cheap and compact rubber dampers of shear-type have been widely employed as the torsional vibration control of the crankshaft system of high-speed, automobile diesel engines. The conventional rubber dampers have various rubber forms owing to the thorough investigation of optimum dampers in the design stage. Their rubber forms can be generally grouped into three classes such as the disk type, the bush type and the composite type. The disk type and the bush type rubber dampers are called the basic-pattern rubber dampers hereafter. The composite type rubber part is supposed to consist of the disk type and the bush type parts, regarded respectively as the basic patterns of the rubber part, at large. The dynamic characteristics of the vibration isolator rubber depend generally on temperature, frequency, strain amplitude, shape and size effect,s so it is difficult to estimate accurately their characteristics. With the present technical level, it is also difficult to determine the suitable rubber geometry which optimizes the vibration control effect. The study refers to the calculation method of the torsional vibration of a crankshaft system with a shear-type rubber damper having various rubber forms in order to offer the useful method for optimum design. In this method, the rheological formula of the three-element Maxwell model, from which the torsional stiffness and the damping coefficient of the damper rubber part in the equivalent vibration system are obtained, are adopted in order to decide the dynamic characteristics of the damper rubber part.
O. Kochukhov; V. Tsymbal; T. Ryabchikova; V. Makaganyk; S. Bagnulo
2006-09-12T23:59:59.000Z
High spectral resolution studies of cool Ap stars reveal conspicuous anomalies of the shape and strength of many absorption lines. This is a signature of large atmospheric chemical gradients produced by the selective radiative levitation and gravitational settling of chemical species. Here we present a new approach to mapping the vertical chemical structures in stellar atmospheres. We have developed a regularized chemical inversion procedure that uses all information available in high-resolution stellar spectra. The new technique for the first time allowed us to recover chemical profiles without making a priori assumptions about the shape of chemical distributions. We have derived average abundances and applied the vertical inversion procedure to the high-resolution VLT UVES spectra of the weakly magnetic, cool Ap star HD 133792. Our analysis yielded improved estimates of the atmospheric parameters of HD 133792. We show that this star has negligible vsini and the mean magnetic field modulus =1.1+/-0.1 kG. We have derived average abundances for 43 ions and obtained vertical distributions of Ca, Si, Mg, Fe, Cr, and Sr. All these elements except Mg show high overabundance in the deep layers and solar or sub-solar composition in the upper atmosphere of HD 133792. In contrast, the Mg abundance increases with height. We find that transition from the metal-enhanced to metal-depleted zones typically occurs in a rather narrow range of depths in the atmosphere of HD 133792. Based on the derived photospheric abundances, we conclude that HD 133792 belongs to the rare group of evolved cool Ap stars, which possesses very large Fe-peak enhancement, but lacks a prominent overabundance of the rare-earth elements.
Exact regularized point particle method for multi-phase flows in the two-way coupling regime
P. Gualtieri; F. Picano; G. Sardina; C. M. Casciola
2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
Particulate flows have been largely studied under the simplifying assumptions of one-way coupling regime where the disperse phase do not react-back on the carrier fluid. In the context of turbulent flows, many non trivial phenomena such as small scales particles clustering or preferential spatial accumulation have been explained and understood. A more complete view of multiphase flows can be gained calling into play two-way coupling effects, i.e. by accounting for the inter-phase momentum exchange between the carrier and the suspended phase, certainly relevant at increasing mass loading. In such regime, partially investigated in the past by the so-called Particle In Cell (PIC) method, much is still to be learned about the dynamics of the disperse phase and the ensuing alteration of the carrier flow. In this paper we present a new methodology rigorously designed to capture the inter-phase momentum exchange for particles smaller than the smallest hydrodynamical scale, e.g. the Kolmogorov scale in a turbulent flow. In fact, the momentum coupling mechanism exploits the unsteady Stokes flow around a small rigid sphere where the transient disturbance produced by each particle is evaluated in a closed form. The particles are described as lumped, point masses which would lead to the appearance of singularities. A rigorous regularization procedure is conceived to extract the physically relevant interactions between particles and fluid which avoids any "ah hoc" assumption. The approach is suited for high efficiency implementation on massively parallel machines since the transient disturbance produced by the particles is strongly localized in space around the actual particle position. As will be shown, hundred thousands particles can therefore be handled at an affordable computational cost as demonstrated by a preliminary application to a particle laden turbulent shear flow.
Cauwenberghs, Gert
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--I: REGULAR PAPERS, VOL. 57, NO. 1, JANUARY 2010 53 A SiGe--A SiGe BiCMOS mixed-signal adaptive con- troller-on-chip is presented that implements gradient descent in the 100200-MHz frequency range. The chip measures 3 mm 3 mm in 0.5- m SiGe and consumes 110 mW at 3.3-V
Weibel, C.P.; Abert, C.C.; Kempton, J.P. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States))
1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Surface modeling software packages allow geologists to model and map topographic and stratigraphic horizons. These map products, however, often differ from maps prepared without computerized mapping. The authors mapping of the Pleistocene-bedrock unconformity in east-central Illinois (1:100,000-scale), which includes the Mahomet paleovalley, illustrates this situation and demonstrates how both mapping methods, manual and computer, contribute to a better understanding of the paleovalley. A conventional hand-drawn map was constructed over a number of years by manually plotting and contouring bedrock elevations, primarily from water well logs, onto various county and local topographic bases. A computer-generated map of the same area was completed as part of a recent project to map the bedrock geology. It was prepared by carefully selecting data, which included geographic coordinates, unique well identification numbers, and bedrock elevations. Primary data sources were hydrocarbon exploration and storage wells. Digitizing the hand-drawn map allowed the two maps to be overlaid and compared. Several significant geomorphic features appeared on one map and not the other because of the use of different databases and inconsistent selection of data used for the hand-drawn map. The hand-drawn map appears more realistic, i.e., like a modern surface, because the mappers used their knowledge of geomorphic concepts in drawing the contours. Most of the data selection for the computer-generated map was completed prior to plotting of the map and therefore is less susceptible to bias interpretations. The computer-generated map, however, is less topographically realistic in areas where data are sparse because the extrapolation methods used to define the surface do not recognize geologic processes or bedrock lithology.
Singh, Satbir [General Motors Research and Development, Warren, MI 48090 (United States); Musculus, Mark P.B. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States); Reitz, Rolf D. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The structure of first- and second-stage combustion is investigated in a heavy-duty, single-cylinder optical engine using chemiluminescence imaging, Mie-scatter imaging of liquid-fuel, and OH planar laser-induced fluorescence (OH-PLIF) along with calculations of fluorescence quenching. Three different diesel combustion modes are studied: conventional non-diluted high-temperature combustion (HTC) with either (1) short or (2) long ignition delay, and (3) highly diluted low-temperature combustion (LTC) with early fuel injection. For the short ignition delay HTC condition, the OH fluorescence images show that second-stage combustion occurs mainly on the fuel jet periphery in a thickness of about 1 mm. For the long ignition delay HTC condition, the second-stage combustion zone on the jet periphery is thicker (5-6 mm). For the early-injection LTC condition, the second-stage combustion is even thicker (20-25 mm) and occurs only in the down-stream regions of the jet. The relationship between OH concentration and OH-PLIF intensity over a range of equivalence ratios is estimated from quenching calculations using collider species concentrations predicted by chemical kinetics simulations of combustion. The calculations show that both OH concentration and OH-PLIF intensity peak near stoichiometric mixtures and fall by an order of magnitude or more for equivalence ratios less than 0.2-0.4 and greater than 1.4-1.6. Using the OH fluorescence quenching predictions together with OH-PLIF images, quantitative boundaries for mixing are established for the three engine combustion modes. (author)
Maryland, Baltimore County, University of
: Convents and Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru Burns 9780822322917 Duke University Press, 1999 Colonial Press, 1999 Colonial Latin America Burkholder & Johnson 9780199865888 Oxford University Press, 8th University Press, 6th ed., 2010 Buffalo Bill in Bologna Rydell 9780226007120 Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005
Al-Asaad, Hussain
ABSTRACT In this paper, we survey various designs of low-power full-adder cells from conventional the surveyed full-adder cells. The experiments simulate all combinations of input transi- tions and consequently determine the delay and power consumption for the various full-adder cells. Moreover
Crowe, Braden J.; Attalah, Said; Agrawal, Shweta; Waller, Peter; Ryan, Randy; Van Wagenen, Jonathan M.; Chavis, Aaron R.; Kyndt, John; Kacira, Murat; Ogden, Kimberly L.; Huesemann, Michael H.
2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present study examines how climatic conditions and pond design affect the growth performance of microalgae. From January to April of 2011, outdoor batch cultures of Nannochloropsis salina were grown in three replicate 780 L conventional raceways, as well as in an experimental 7500 L ARID (Algae Raceway Integrated Design) pond. The ARID culture system utilizes a series of 8 to 20 cm deep basins and a 1.5 m deep canal to enhance light exposure and mitigate temperature variations and extremes. The ARID culture reached the stationary phase 27 days earlier than the conventional raceways, which can be attributed to its superior temperature management and shallower basins. On a night when the air temperature dropped to -9 °C, the water temperature was 18 °C higher in the ARID pond than in the conventional raceways. Lipid and fatty acid content ranged from 16 - 25 % and 5 - 15 %, respectively, as a percentage of AFDW. Palmitic, palmitoleic, and eicosapentaenoic acid comprised the majority of fatty acids. While the ARID culture system achieved nearly double the volumetric productivity relative to the conventional raceways (0.023 vs 0.013 g L-1day-1), areal biomass productivities were of similar magnitude in both pond systems (3.34 vs. 3.47 g m-2day-1), suggesting that the ARID pond design has to be further optimized, most likely by increasing the culture depth or operating at higher cell densities while maintaining adequate mixing.
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Crowe, Braden; Attalah, Said; Agrawal, Shweta; Waller, Peter; Ryan, Randy; Van Wagenen, Jon; Chavis, Aaron; Kyndt, John; Kacira, Murat; Ogden, Kim L.; et al
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present study examines how climatic conditions and pond design affect the growth performance of microalgae. From January to April of 2011, outdoor batch cultures of Nannochloropsis salina were grown in three replicate 780 L conventional raceways, as well as in an experimental 7500 L algae raceway integrated design (ARID) pond. The ARID culture system utilizes a series of 8-20 cm deep basins and a 1.5 m deep canal to enhance light exposure and mitigate temperature variations and extremes. The ARID culture reached the stationary phase 27 days earlier than the conventional raceways, which can be attributed to its superiormore »temperature management and shallower basins. On a night when the air temperature dropped to -9°C, the water temperature was 18°C higher in the ARID pond than in the conventional raceways. Lipid and fatty acid content ranged from 16 to 25% and from 5 to15%, respectively, as a percentage of AFDW. Palmitic, palmitoleic, and eicosapentaenoic acids comprised the majority of fatty acids. While the ARID culture system achieved nearly double the volumetric productivity relative to the conventional raceways (0.023 versus 0.013 g L-1day-1), areal biomass productivities were of similar magnitude in both pond systems (3.47 versus 3.34 g m-2day-1), suggesting that the ARID pond design has to be further optimized, most likely by increasing the culture depth or operating at higher cell densities while maintaining adequate mixing.« less
Herrmann, Samuel
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Lienhard V, John H.
researchers have improved the energy efficiency rather drastically. It is concluded that some of the versions for the various HDH systems. GOR is a thermal energy based parameter, and a power production efficiency (PP)Wor World Congress/Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), Perth, Western Australia
Cammarota, Camillo
A new measure of acceleration of heart rate: dependence on age and comparison with time domain conventional heart rate variability measures Giuseppe Germanò, M.D., Gianfranco Piccirillo, M.D., *Camillo We introduce a new index, Acceleration Ratio (AR), in order to investigate the dependence of Heart
Mohaghegh, Shahab
1 Top-Down Intelligent Reservoir Models, Integrating Reservoir Engineering with AI&DM Extended Abstract, 2009 AAPG Annual Conventions, Denver Colorado TOP-DOWN INTELLIGENT RESERVOIR MODELING (TDIRM and the history matched model is used to strategize field development in order to improve recovery. Top
Illinois at Chicago, University of
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Arthropod food webs in organic and conventional wheat farming systems of an agricultural long, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Ackerstraße, 5070 Frick, Switzerland, Department (15N/14N and 13C/12C) of fertilizers, plants, prey and generalist predators in organic
Liebling, Michael
conventional components such as standard full/half-adders and compressors may be used for arithmetic on WTS, are often based on specific encodings for the digit sets encountered in solving particular design problems directly associating them with a specific design problem or application. Examples include the hybrid
Hoang, Luan Thach
2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
dx ?t = ?2n0?1; where n0?1 is an eigenvalue of the above operator (??). This dissertation is organized as follows. In Chapter II we recall the functional setting of the Navier{Stokes equations and some known results about their regular solutions... = jkj2 for some k 2 Z3 n f0g: Note that ?1 = 1 = je1j2 and hence the additive semigroup generated by these eigenvalues coincides with the set N = f1;2;3;:::g of all natural numbers. For n 2 N we denote by Rn the orthogonal projection of H onto...
Crowe, Braden [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Attalah, Said [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) Dept. of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering; Agrawal, Shweta [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Waller, Peter [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) Dept. of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering; Ryan, Randy [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) College of Agriculture; Van Wagenen, Jon [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Chavis, Aaron [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Kyndt, John [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) Dept. of Chemitstry and Biochemistry; Kacira, Murat [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) Dept. of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering; Ogden, Kim L. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States) Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Huesemann, Michael [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present study examines how climatic conditions and pond design affect the growth performance of microalgae. From January to April of 2011, outdoor batch cultures of Nannochloropsis salina were grown in three replicate 780 L conventional raceways, as well as in an experimental 7500 L algae raceway integrated design (ARID) pond. The ARID culture system utilizes a series of 8-20 cm deep basins and a 1.5 m deep canal to enhance light exposure and mitigate temperature variations and extremes. The ARID culture reached the stationary phase 27 days earlier than the conventional raceways, which can be attributed to its superior temperature management and shallower basins. On a night when the air temperature dropped to -9°C, the water temperature was 18°C higher in the ARID pond than in the conventional raceways. Lipid and fatty acid content ranged from 16 to 25% and from 5 to15%, respectively, as a percentage of AFDW. Palmitic, palmitoleic, and eicosapentaenoic acids comprised the majority of fatty acids. While the ARID culture system achieved nearly double the volumetric productivity relative to the conventional raceways (0.023 versus 0.013 g L^{-1}day^{-1}), areal biomass productivities were of similar magnitude in both pond systems (3.47 versus 3.34 g m^{-2}day^{-1}), suggesting that the ARID pond design has to be further optimized, most likely by increasing the culture depth or operating at higher cell densities while maintaining adequate mixing.
Westbrook, C K; Pitz, W J; Curran, H J; Mehl, M
2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
Detailed chemical kinetic models are needed to simulate the combustion of current and future transportation fuels. These models should represent the various chemical classes in these fuels. Conventional diesel fuels are composed of n-alkanes, iso-alkanes, cycloalkanes and aromatics (Farrell et al. 2007). For future fuels, there is a renewed interest in Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) processes which can be used to synthesize diesel and other transportation fuels from biomass, coal and natural gas. F-T diesel fuels are expected to be similar to F-T jet fuels which are commonly comprised of iso-alkanes with some n-alkanes (Smith and Bruno, 2008). Thus, n-alkanes and iso-alkanes are common chemical classes in these conventional and future fuels. This paper reports on the development of chemical kinetic models of large n-alkanes and iso-alkanes to represent these chemical classes in conventional and future fuels. Two large iso-alkanes are 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethylnonane, which is a primary reference fuel for diesel, and isooctane, a primary reference fuel for gasoline. Other iso-alkanes are branched alkanes with a single methyl side chain, typical of most F-T fuels. The chemical kinetic models are then used to predict the effect of these fuel components on ignition characteristics under conditions found in internal combustion engines.
Kumagai, Tomo'omi; Mudd, Ryan; Miyazawa, Yoshiyuki; Liu, Wen; Giambelluca, Thomas; Kobayashi, N.; Lim, Tiva Khan; Jomura, Mayuko; Matsumoto, Kazuho; Huang, Maoyi; Chen, Qi; Ziegler, Alan; Yin, Song
2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z
We developed a soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer (SVAT) model applicable to simulating CO2 and H2O fluxes from the canopies of rubber plantations, which are characterized by distinct canopy clumping produced by regular spacing of plantation trees. Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg.) plantations, which are rapidly expanding into both climatically optimal and sub-optimal environments throughout mainland Southeast Asia, potentially change the partitioning of water, energy, and carbon at multiple scales, compared with traditional land covers it is replacing. Describing the biosphere-atmosphere exchange in rubber plantations via SVAT modeling is therefore essential to understanding the impacts on environmental processes. The regular spacing of plantation trees creates a peculiar canopy structure that is not well represented in most SVAT models, which generally assumes a non-uniform spacing of vegetation. Herein we develop a SVAT model applicable to rubber plantation and an evaluation method for its canopy structure, and examine how the peculiar canopy structure of rubber plantations affects canopy CO2 and H2O exchanges. Model results are compared with measurements collected at a field site in central Cambodia. Our findings suggest that it is crucial to account for intensive canopy clumping in order to reproduce observed rubber plantation fluxes. These results suggest a potentially optimal spacing of rubber trees to produce high productivity and water use efficiency.
Cvetkovic, D; Zhang, P; Wang, B; Chen, L; Ma, C [Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: Pulsed low dose rate radiotherapy (PLDR) is a re-irradiation technique for therapy of recurrent cancers. We have previously shown a significant difference in the weight and survival time between the mice treated with conventional radiotherapy (CRT) and PLDR using total body irradiation (TBI). The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vivo effects of PLDR on normal mouse tissues.Materials and Methods: Twenty two male BALB/c nude mice, 4 months of age, were randomly assigned into a PLDR group (n=10), a CRT group (n=10), and a non-irradiated control group (n=2). The Siemens Artiste accelerator with 6 MV photon beams was used. The mice received a total of 18Gy in 3 fractions with a 20day interval. The CRT group received the 6Gy dose continuously at a dose rate of 300 MU/min. The PLDR group was irradiated with 0.2Gyx20 pulses with a 3min interval between the pulses. The mice were weighed thrice weekly and sacrificed 2 weeks after the last treatment. Brain, heart, lung, liver, spleen, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive organs, and sternal bone marrow were removed, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded and stained with H and E. Morphological changes were observed under a microscope. Results: Histopathological examination revealed atrophy in several irradiated organs. The degree of atrophy was mild to moderate in the PLDR group, but severe in the CRT group. The most pronounced morphological abnormalities were in the immune and hematopoietic systems, namely spleen and bone marrow. Brain hemorrhage was seen in the CRT group, but not in the PLDR group. Conclusions: Our results showed that PLDR induced less toxicity in the normal mouse tissues than conventional radiotherapy for the same dose and regimen. Considering that PLDR produces equivalent tumor control as conventional radiotherapy, it would be a good modality for treatment of recurrent cancers.
David J. Muth, Jr.; Matthew H. Langholtz; Eric C. D. Tan; Jacob J. Jacobson; Amy Schwab; May M. Wu; Andrew Argo; Craig C. Brandt; Kara G. Cafferty; Yi-Wen Chiu; Abhijit Dutta; Laurence M. Eaton; Erin M. Searcy
2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The 2011 US Billion-Ton Update estimates that by 2030 there will be enough agricultural and forest resources to sustainably provide at least one billion dry tons of biomass annually, enough to displace approximately 30% of the country's current petroleum consumption. A portion of these resources are inaccessible at current cost targets with conventional feedstock supply systems because of their remoteness or low yields. Reliable analyses and projections of US biofuels production depend on assumptions about the supply system and biorefinery capacity, which, in turn, depend upon economic value, feedstock logistics, and sustainability. A cross-functional team has examined combinations of advances in feedstock supply systems and biorefinery capacities with rigorous design information, improved crop yield and agronomic practices, and improved estimates of sustainable biomass availability. A previous report on biochemical refinery capacity noted that under advanced feedstock logistic supply systems that include depots and pre-processing operations there are cost advantages that support larger biorefineries up to 10 000 DMT/day facilities compared to the smaller 2000 DMT/day facilities. This report focuses on analyzing conventional versus advanced depot biomass supply systems for a thermochemical conversion and refinery sizing based on woody biomass. The results of this analysis demonstrate that the economies of scale enabled by advanced logistics offsets much of the added logistics costs from additional depot processing and transportation, resulting in a small overall increase to the minimum ethanol selling price compared to the conventional logistic supply system. While the overall costs do increase slightly for the advanced logistic supply systems, the ability to mitigate moisture and ash in the system will improve the storage and conversion processes. In addition, being able to draw on feedstocks from further distances will decrease the risk of biomass supply to the conversion facility.
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1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report compares the energy use, oil use and emissions of electric vehicles (EVs) with those of conventional, gasoline- powered vehicles (CVs) over the total life cycle of the vehicles. The various stages included in the vehicles` life cycles include vehicle manufacture, fuel production, and vehicle operation. Disposal is not included. An inventory of the air emissions associated with each stage of the life cycle is estimated. Water pollutants and solid wastes are reported for individual processes, but no comprehensive inventory is developed. Volume II contains additional details on the vehicle, utility, and materials analyses and discusses several details of the methodology.
A. E. Kazantsev; K. V. Stepanyantz
2014-10-05T23:59:59.000Z
We verify the identity which relates the two-point Green functions of ${\\cal N}=1$ SQED with $N_f$ flavors, regularized by higher derivatives, by explicit calculations in the three-loop approximation. This identity explains why in the limit of the vanishing external momentum the two-point Green function of the gauge superfield is given by integrals of double total derivatives in the momentum space. It also allows to derive the NSVZ $\\beta$-function exactly in all loops if the renormalization group functions are defined in terms of the bare coupling constant. In order to verify the considered identity we use it for constructing integrals giving the three-loop $\\beta$-function starting from the two-point Green functions of the matter superfields in the two-loop approximation. Then we demonstrate that the results for these integrals coincide with the sums of the corresponding three-loop supergraphs.
Groundwater, E.H.; Miller, L.A.; Mirsky, S.M. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report is the third volume in the final report for the Expert System Verification and Validation (V&V) project which was jointly sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute. The ultimate objective is the formulation of guidelines for the V&V of expert systems for use in nuclear power applications. The purpose of this activity was to survey and document techniques presently in use for expert system V&V. The survey effort included an extensive telephone interviewing program, site visits, and a thorough bibliographic search and compilation. The major finding was that V&V of expert systems is not nearly as established or prevalent as V&V of conventional software systems. When V&V was used for expert systems, it was almost always at the system validation stage after full implementation and integration usually employing the non-systematic dynamic method of {open_quotes}ad hoc testing.{close_quotes} There were few examples of employing V&V in the early phases of development and only weak sporadic mention of the possibilities in the literature. There is, however, a very active research area concerning the development of methods and tools to detect problems with, particularly, rule-based expert systems. Four such static-testing methods were identified which were not discovered in a comprehensive review of conventional V&V methods in an earlier task.
Westbrook, C K; Pitz, W J; Mehl, M; Curran, H J
2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
n-Hexadecane and 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethylnonane represent the primary reference fuels for diesel that are used to determine cetane number, a measure of the ignition property of diesel fuel. With the development of chemical kinetics models for both primary reference fuels, a new capability is now available to model diesel fuel ignition. Additionally, we have developed chemical kinetic models for a whole series of large n-alkanes and a large iso-alkane to represent these chemical classes in fuel surrogates for conventional and future fuels. These chemical kinetic models are used to predict the effect of the aforementioned fuel components on ignition characteristics under conditions found in internal combustion engines.
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Mirsky, S.M.; Hayes, J.E.; Miller, L.A. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report is the fifth volume in a series of reports describing the results of the Expert System Verification C, and Validation (V&V) project which is jointly funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute toward the objective of formulating Guidelines for the V&V of expert systems for use in nuclear power applications. This report provides the rationale for and description of those guidelines. The actual guidelines themselves are presented in Volume 7, {open_quotes}User`s Manual.{close_quotes} Three factors determine what V&V is needed: (1) the stage of the development life cycle (requirements, design, or implementation); (2) whether the overall system or a specialized component needs to be tested (knowledge base component, inference engine or other highly reusable element, or a component involving conventional software); and (3) the stringency of V&V that is needed (as judged from an assessment of the system`s complexity and the requirement for its integrity to form three Classes). A V&V Guideline package is provided for each of the combinations of these three variables. The package specifies the V&V methods recommended and the order in which they should be administered, the assurances each method provides, the qualifications needed by the V&V team to employ each particular method, the degree to which the methods should be applied, the performance measures that should be taken, and the decision criteria for accepting, conditionally accepting, or rejecting an evaluated system. In addition to the Guideline packages, highly detailed step-by-step procedures are provided for 11 of the more important methods, to ensure that they can be implemented correctly. The Guidelines can apply to conventional procedural software systems as well as all kinds of Al systems.
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Architectural conventions and contextual cognition
Shotola, Bradley Leonard
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
What is offered herein are some tools of architectural criticism. The focus of these criticisms is concerned with the environmentally-public edge between individual buildings and their site-specific contexts. Within such ...
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Audio Engineering Society Convention Paper
Wawrzynek, John
. The transfer function of the filter is a first-order shelving response. The tilt knob controls the slope the tilt parame- ter even more powerful. This is done by morphing the shelving response into a 6 d
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Rice, Stephen V.
-speech utterances of the human voice, such as coughs, grunts, and screams. The index includes a large variety
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Reiss, Josh
in the field of a permanent magnet. The Lorentz force oscillates in the same phase and frequency as the current generated by the sound radiation, and it is commonly accepted that the membrane vibrates with amplitude
Conventional Hydropower Technologies Fact Sheet
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2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This factsheet gives a description of the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Program's efforts to increase generating capacity and efficiency at existing hydroelectric facilities, add hydroelectric generating capacity to non-powered dams, and reduce the environmental effects of hydropower.
Sivashanmugam, P.; Suresh, S. [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620 015, Tamil Nadu (India)
2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Experimental investigation of heat transfer and friction factor characteristics of circular tube fitted with full-length helical screw element of different twist ratio, and helical screw inserts with spacer length 100, 200, 300 and 400mm have been studied with uniform heat flux under laminar flow condition. The experimental data obtained are verified with those obtained from plain tube published data. The effect of spacer length on heat transfer augmentation and friction factor, and the effect of twist ratio on heat transfer augmentation and friction factor have been presented separately. The decrease in Nusselt number for the helical twist with spacer length is within 10% for each subsequent 100mm increase in spacer length. The decrease in friction factor is nearly two times lower than the full length helical twist at low Reynolds number, and four times lower than the full length helical twist at high Reynolds number for all twist ratio. The regularly spaced helical screw inserts can safely be used for heat transfer augmentation without much increase in pressure drop than full length helical screw inserts. (author)