Minimum length, extra dimensions, modified gravity and black hole remnants
Maziashvili, Michael, E-mail: maziashvili@gmail.com [Particle Physics and Cosmology Group, Ilia State University, 3/5 Cholokashvili Ave., Tbilisi 0162, Georgia (United States)
2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
We construct a Hilbert space representation of minimum-length deformed uncertainty relation in presence of extra dimensions. Following this construction, we study corrections to the gravitational potential (back reaction on gravity) with the use of correspondingly modified propagator in presence of two (spatial) extra dimensions. Interestingly enough, for r?0 the gravitational force approaches zero and the horizon for modified Schwarzschild-Tangherlini space-time disappears when the mass approaches quantum-gravity energy scale. This result points out to the existence of zero-temperature black hole remnants in ADD brane-world model.
Technology development for gene discovery and full-length sequencing
Marcelo Bento Soares
2004-07-19T23:59:59.000Z
In previous years, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, we developed methods for construction of normalized and subtracted cDNA libraries, and constructed hundreds of high-quality libraries for production of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs). Our clones were made widely available to the scientific community through the IMAGE Consortium, and millions of ESTs were produced from our libraries either by collaborators or by our own sequencing laboratory at the University of Iowa. During this grant period, we focused on (1) the development of a method for preferential cloning of tissue-specific and/or rare transcripts, (2) its utilization to expedite EST-based gene discovery for the NIH Mouse Brain Molecular Anatomy Project, (3) further development and optimization of a method for construction of full-length-enriched cDNA libraries, and (4) modification of a plasmid vector to maximize efficiency of full-length cDNA sequencing by the transposon-mediated approach. It is noteworthy that the technology developed for preferential cloning of rare mRNAs enabled identification of over 2,000 mouse transcripts differentially expressed in the hippocampus. In addition, the method that we optimized for construction of full-length-enriched cDNA libraries was successfully utilized for the production of approximately fifty libraries from the developing mouse nervous system, from which over 2,500 full-ORF-containing cDNAs have been identified and accurately sequenced in their entirety either by our group or by the NIH-Mammalian Gene Collection Program Sequencing Team.
Peffer, Therese; Arens, Edward A; Chen, Xue; Jang, Jaehwi; Auslander, David M.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and Ed Arens. 2008. Demand Response-Enabled ResidentialEfficiency and Demand Response Programs for 2005/2006.The Human Dimension of Demand Response Enabling Technology
The Human Dimension in Chinese Defense Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Overview
CHEUNG, Tai Ming
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
STUDY OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA RESEARCH BRIEFScience, Technology, and Innovation: An Overview Tai Mingscience, technology, and innovation (STI). While this may
Loudon, Catherine
transformed nearly every dimension of society, including business, government, science, and engineering (Drucker, 1959; Bereiter & Scardamalia, 1996). Yet in spite of such twenty-first century movements from core subjects. They really have changed little so far" (p. 3). The conservatism observed
Sprouse, Gene D. [American Physical Society (United States)
2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
Technological changes have moved publishing to electronic-first publication where the print version has been relegated to simply another display mode. Distribution in HTML and EPUB formats, for example, changes the reading environment and reduces the need for strict pagination. Therefore, in an effort to streamline the calculation of length, the APS journals will no longer use the printed page as the determining factor for length. Instead the journals will now use word counts (or word equivalents for tables, figures, and equations) to establish length; for details please see http://publish.aps.org/authors/length-guide. The title, byline, abstract, acknowledgment, and references will not be included in these counts allowing authors the freedom to appropriately credit coworkers, funding sources, and the previous literature, bringing all relevant references to the attention of readers. This new method for determining length will be easier for authors to calculate in advance, and lead to fewer length-associated revisions in proof, yet still retain the quality of concise communication that is a virtue of short papers.
Length dependence of the Raman spectra of carbon nanotubes
Zare, Aurea Tucay
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
DNA-wrapping technology, combined with size-exclusion chromatography, have made possible the sorting of carbon nanotubes according to length. In particular, length sorted nanotube samples, with finite lengths approaching ...
Time and length scales of autocrine signals in three dimensions
Mathieu Coppey; Alexander M. Berezhkovskii; Stuart C. Sealfon; Stanislav Y. Shvartsman
2007-09-22T23:59:59.000Z
A model of autocrine signaling in cultures of suspended cells is developed on the basis of the effective medium approximation. The fraction of autocrine ligands, the mean and distribution of distances traveled by paracrine ligands before binding, as well as the mean and distribution of the ligand lifetime are derived. Interferon signaling by dendritic immune cells is considered as an illustration.
Peffer, Therese; Arens, Edward A; Chen, Xue; Jang, Jaehwi; Auslander, David M.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
technology to enable residential Demand Response (DR) is aalternative model for a residential demand response enablinguse it. Existing Residential Demand Response (DR) Programs
Carbon Nanotubes: Measuring Dispersion and Length
Fagan, Jeffrey A.; Bauer, Barry J.; Hobbie, Erik K.; Becker, Matthew L.; Hight-Walker, Angela; Simpson, Jeffrey R.; Chun, Jaehun; Obrzut, Jan; Bajpai, Vardhan; Phelan, Fred R.; Simien, Daneesh; Yeon Huh, Ji; Migler, Kalman B.
2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Advanced technological uses of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) rely on the production of single length and chirality populations that are currently only available through liquid phase post processing. The foundation of all of these processing steps is the attainment of individualized nanotube dispersion in solution; an understanding of the collodial properties of the dispersed SWCNTs can then be used to designed appropriate conditions for separations. In many instances nanotube size, particularly length, is especially active in determining the achievable properties from a given population, and thus there is a critical need for measurement technologies for both length distribution and effective separation techniques. In this Progress Report, we document the current state of the art for measuring dispersion and length populations, including separations, and use examples to demonstrate the desirability of addressing these parameters.
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focuses on multi-scale, multiphysics approaches to understanding natural systems, "engineering the earth" with sensing and drilling technologies and characterizing geomaterials...
Similarity Dimension of a Glaciated Terrain
Jackson, Daniel R.
rate of movement. #12;Data Acquisition · The topography of a formerly glaciated surface the proportionality constant b from the previous equation. #12;Application to Topography · The topography of a region, it becomes possible to evaluate the length and similarity dimension of topography as Richardson
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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:5 TablesExports(Journal Article) |govInstrumentsmfrirtA Journey Inside theFacebookTechnicalBio-Inspiredtechnologies Tag:TassiloUsResearchTechnology
Alexandru C Mihul; Eleonora A Mihul
2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
Lorentz ordering (causality) implies the following rule: for any given energy p0 of a system there is a certain interval c0 on x0 so that their product is the Lorentz ordering constant L It means p0c0 = L. The constant L=hc. Hence Planck constant h in a similar way as c are both consequences of Lorentz metric. The basic ideas are: 1. Lorentz metric implies that x0 must represent a length like the other components of x in X 2. The dual metric space X* is well defined since the Lorentz metric tensor is not singular. The components of the vectors p in X*are interpreted as representing energy. The properties of the physical systems that are direct consequences of the detailed structure of X and X*, and so expressed through the Lorentz Limit L are presented.
Gravity, Dimension, Equilibrium, & Thermodynamics
Jerome Perez
2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
Is it actually possible to interpret gravitation as space's property in a pure classical way. Then, we note that extended self-gravitating system equilibrium depends directly on the number of dimension of the space in which it evolves. Given those precisions, we review the principal thermodynamical knowledge in the context of classical gravity with arbitrary dimension of space. Stability analyses for bounded 3D systems, namely the Antonov instability paradigm, are then rapproched to some amazing properties of globular clusters and galaxies.
Congestion pricing : policy dimensions, public rejection and impacts
Chingcuanco, Franco (Franco Felipe)
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis makes three related contributions to the broad literature on congestion pricing. First, it examines three policy dimensions that underlie pricing: the economic arguments that motivate it, the technological ...
E. I. Guendelman; J. R. Morris
2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Some of the peculiar electrodynamical effects associated with gauged ``dimension bubbles'' are presented. Such bubbles, which effectively enclose a region of 5d spacetime, can arise from a 5d theory with a compact extra dimension. Bubbles with thin domain walls can be stabilized against total collapse by the entrapment of light charged scalar bosons inside the bubble, extending the idea of a neutral dimension bubble to accommodate the case of a gauged U(1) symmetry. Using a dielectric approach to the 4d dilaton-Maxwell theory, it is seen that the bubble wall is almost totally opaque to photons, leading to a new stabilization mechanism due to trapped photons. Photon dominated bubbles very slowly shrink, resulting in a temperature increase inside the bubble. At some critical temperature, however, these bubbles explode, with a release of radiation.
Big Mysteries: Extra Dimensions
Lincoln, Don
2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z
The weakness of gravity compared to the other subatomic forces is a real mystery. While nobody knows the answer, one credible solution is that gravity has access to more spatial dimensions than the other three known forces. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln describes this idea, with the help of some very urbane characters.
Web Style Guide Fixed Dimension
Web Style Guide KEY: Fixed Dimension: Variable Dimension: V1.1, SEPTEMBER 2010 #12;Page 2 Table PAGE NEWS & EVENTS PAGE Fonts & Colors FONTS COLORS Web Writing Guidelines WEB WRITING GUIDELINES Web
Continuously variable focal length lens
Adams, Bernhard W; Chollet, Matthieu C
2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
A material preferably in crystal form having a low atomic number such as beryllium (Z=4) provides for the focusing of x-rays in a continuously variable manner. The material is provided with plural spaced curvilinear, optically matched slots and/or recesses through which an x-ray beam is directed. The focal length of the material may be decreased or increased by increasing or decreasing, respectively, the number of slots (or recesses) through which the x-ray beam is directed, while fine tuning of the focal length is accomplished by rotation of the material so as to change the path length of the x-ray beam through the aligned cylindrical slows. X-ray analysis of a fixed point in a solid material may be performed by scanning the energy of the x-ray beam while rotating the material to maintain the beam's focal point at a fixed point in the specimen undergoing analysis.
Motivation and definitions Dimension theory
Climenhaga, Vaughn
Motivation and definitions Dimension theory Results: old and new Multifractal analysis of Birkhoff averages #12;Motivation and definitions Dimension theory Results: old and new Outline 1 Motivation and definitions A multifractal decomposition Example 2 Dimension theory Quantifying level sets A dynamically
Introduction Fracture at small length scales is a concern
Suo, Zhigang
Introduction Fracture at small length scales is a concern in many advanced technologies. Micro. These constrained geometries localize cracking so that fracture may not compromise the structural integrity functions. For example, lo- calized fracture of a dielectric film adjacent to a conducting line
Variable focal length deformable mirror
Headley, Daniel (Albuquerque, NM); Ramsey, Marc (Albuquerque, NM); Schwarz, Jens (Albuquerque, NM)
2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
A variable focal length deformable mirror has an inner ring and an outer ring that simply support and push axially on opposite sides of a mirror plate. The resulting variable clamping force deforms the mirror plate to provide a parabolic mirror shape. The rings are parallel planar sections of a single paraboloid and can provide an on-axis focus, if the rings are circular, or an off-axis focus, if the rings are elliptical. The focal length of the deformable mirror can be varied by changing the variable clamping force. The deformable mirror can generally be used in any application requiring the focusing or defocusing of light, including with both coherent and incoherent light sources.
Dimensions and aspect ratios of natural ice crystals
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Um, J.; McFarquhar, G. M.; Hong, Y. P.; Lee, S. -S.; Jung, C. H.; Lawson, R. P.; Mo, Q.
2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
During the 2006 Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) in the Tropics, the 2008 Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) in the Arctic, and the 2010 Small PARTicles In CirrUS (SPARTICUS) campaign in mid-latitudes, high-resolution images of ice crystals were recorded by a Cloud Particle Imager at temperatures (T) between -87 and 0 °C. The projected maximum dimension (D'), length (L'), and width (W') of pristine columns, plates, and component bullets of bullet rosettes were measured using newly developed software, the Ice Crystal Ruler. The number of bullets in each bullet rosette was also measured. Column crystals were furthermore »distinguished as either horizontally oriented columns or columns with other orientations to eliminate any orientation effect on the measured dimensions. Dimensions and aspect ratios (AR, dimension of major axis divided by dimension of minor axis) of crystals were determined as functions of temperature, geophysical location, and type of cirrus. Dimensions of crystals generally increased as temperature increased. Columns and bullets had larger dimensions (i.e., W') of the minor axis (i.e., a axis) for a given dimension (i.e., D' or L') of the major axis (i.e., c axis), and thus smaller AR, as T increased, whereas this trend did not occur for plate crystals. The average number of branches in bullet rosettes was 5.50±1.35 during three campaigns and 6.32±1.34 (5.46±1.34; 4.95±1.01) during TWP-ICE (SPARTICUS; ISDAC). The AR of bullets increased with the number of branches in bullet rosettes. Most dimensions of crystals and ARs of columnar crystals measured during SPARTICUS were larger than those measured during TWP-ICE and ISDAC at ?67 T T L–W relationships of columns derived using current data exhibited a strong dependence on temperature; similar relationship determined in previous studies were within the range of the current data.« less
Running couplings in extra dimensions
Jisuke Kubo; Haruhiko Terao; George Zoupanos
2000-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
The regularization scheme dependence of running couplings in extra compactified dimensions is discussed. We examine several regularization schemes explicitly in order to analyze the scheme dependence of the Kaluza-Klein threshold effects, which cause the power law running, in the case of the scalar theory in five dimensions with one dimension compactified. It is found that in 1-loop order, the net difference in the running of the coupling among the different schemes is reduced to be rather small after finite renormalization. An additional comment concerns the running couplings in the warped extra dimensions which are found to be regularization dependent above TeV scale.
Hidden Photons in Extra Dimensions
Chris J. Wallace; Joerg Jaeckel; Sabyasachi Roy
2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z
Additional U(1) gauge symmetries and corresponding vector bosons, called hidden photons, interacting with the regular photon via kinetic mixing are well motivated in extensions of the Standard Model. Such extensions often exhibit extra spatial dimensions. In this note we investigate the effects of hidden photons living in extra dimensions. In four dimensions such a hidden photon is only detectable if it has a mass or if there exists additional matter charged under it. We note that in extra dimensions suitable masses for hidden photons are automatically present in form of the Kaluza-Klein tower.
Stable heteronuclear few-atom bound states in mixed dimensions
Yin Tao; Zhang Peng; Zhang Wei [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872 (China)
2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study few-body problems in mixed dimensions where two or three heavy atoms are trapped individually in parallel one-dimensional tubes or two-dimensional disks and a single light atom travels freely in three dimensions. Using the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, we find three- and four-body bound states for a broad parameter region. Specifically, the existence of trimer and tetramer states persists to the negative scattering length regime, where no two-body bound state is present. As pointed out by Y. Nishida in an earlier work [Phys. Rev. A 82, 011605(R) (2010)], these few-body bound states are stable against three-body recombination due to geometric separation. In addition, we find that the binding energy of the ground trimer and tetramer state reaches its maximum value when the scattering lengths are comparable to the separation between the low-dimensional traps.
Eugen Schweitzer
2009-06-13T23:59:59.000Z
In different passages of his dialogues, Plato showed deep mathematically-based physical insights. Regrettably most readers overlooked the respective statements, or they utterly did not understand those hints since they were full of philological fallacious terms. Respectable translators misinterpreted such statements and therefore Plato's respective remarks were not recognized as substantial knowledge. Furthermore, Plato often supplemented such basic remarks by diffusely veiled and varied allusions that were often ironically hidden somewhere in his dialogues by inconspicuous double meanings. However, this mode of intentionally coded discrete communication was generally not understood because such irony is not to everyone's taste. However, the attempts to reconstruct Plato's system on the basis of admittedly individually interpreted double meanings lead to a conclusive mathematical-physical cyclical system of dimensions. Additionally it was possible to assign Plato's system of philosophical ideas analogously to this cyclical system. Plato took the verifiability of the mathematical-physical results as proof of the system of his ideas and finally as proof of his ethical creed, the unconditional trust in the 'all surmounting Good.'
The BCS - BEC Crossover In Arbitrary Dimensions
Zohar Nussinov; Shmuel Nussinov
2005-10-11T23:59:59.000Z
Cold atom traps and certain neutron star layers may contain fermions with separation much larger than the range of pair-wise potentials yet much shorter than the scattering length. Such systems can display {\\em universal} characteristics independent of the details of the short range interactions. In particular, the energy per particle is a fraction $\\xi$ of the Fermi energy of the free Fermion system. Our main result is that for space dimensions D smaller than two and larger than four a specific extension of this problem readily yields $\\xi=1$ for all $D \\le 2$ whereas $\\xi$ is rigorously non-positive (and potentially vanishing) for all $ D \\ge 4$. We discuss the D=3 case. A particular unjustified recipe suggests $\\xi=1/2$ in D=3.
Mining Clustering Dimensions Sajib Dasgupta sajib@hlt.utdallas.edu
Ng, Vincent
@hlt.utdallas.edu Human Language Technology Research Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75083 USA Abstract Many realworld datasets can be clustered along multiple dimensions. For example, text documents viability on several challenging text classification tasks. 1. Introduction Many realworld datasets can
Dimension growth for C -algebras
2007-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 6, 2007 ... simple, nuclear, and non-Z-stable C?-algebras which are not ..... slow dimension growth should entail good behaviour in ordered K-theory. ..... The key connection between these characteristic classes is this: e(?) ..... Page 14 ...
Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro
Formulas & definitions to know Formulas & definitions that will be provided if needed Distance formula in 3 dimensions compab = aÂ·b |a| Equation of a sphere W = F Â· D (work, force, distance) Vector of differentiability for a function of two variables arc length formula, arc length function the graph of a function
Boom and Bust Inflation: A Graceful Exit via Compact Extra Dimensions
Brown, Adam R. [Physics Department, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)
2008-11-28T23:59:59.000Z
A model of inflation is proposed in which compact extra dimensions allow a graceful exit without recourse to flat potentials or super-Planckian field values. Though bubbles of true vacuum are too sparse to uniformly reheat the Universe by colliding with each other, a compact dimension enables a single bubble to uniformly reheat by colliding with itself. This mechanism, which generates an approximately scale invariant perturbation spectrum, requires that inflation be driven by a bulk field, that vacuum decay be slow, and that the extra dimension be at least a hundred times larger than the false vacuum Hubble length.
Twist operators in higher dimensions
Ling-Yan Hung; Robert C. Myers; Michael Smolkin
2014-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
We study twist operators in higher dimensional CFT's. In particular, we express their conformal dimension in terms of the energy density for the CFT in a particular thermal ensemble. We construct an expansion of the conformal dimension in power series around n=1, with n being replica parameter. We show that the coefficients in this expansion are determined by higher point correlations of the energy-momentum tensor. In particular, the first and second terms, i.e. the first and second derivatives of the scaling dimension, have a simple universal form. We test these results using holography and free field theory computations, finding agreement in both cases. We also consider the `operator product expansion' of spherical twist operators and finally, we examine the behaviour of correlators of twist operators with other operators in the limit n ->1.
Low-Income Weatherization: The Human Dimension
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This presentation focuses on how the human dimension saves energy within low-income weatherization programs.
Domain Bubbles of Extra Dimensions
Morris, J R
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
``Dimension bubbles'' of the type previously studied by Blau and Guendelman [S.K. Blau and E.I. Guendelman, Phys. Rev. D40, 1909 (1989)], which effectively enclose a region of 5d spacetime and are surrounded by a region of 4d spacetime, can arise in a 5d theory with a compact extra dimension that is dimensionally reduced to give an effective 4d theory. These bubbles with thin domain walls can be stabilized against total collapse in a rather natural way by a scalar field which, as in the case with ``ordinary'' nontopological solitons, traps light scalar particles inside the bubble.
Domain Bubbles of Extra Dimensions
J. R. Morris
2002-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
``Dimension bubbles'' of the type previously studied by Blau and Guendelman [S.K. Blau and E.I. Guendelman, Phys. Rev. D40, 1909 (1989)], which effectively enclose a region of 5d spacetime and are surrounded by a region of 4d spacetime, can arise in a 5d theory with a compact extra dimension that is dimensionally reduced to give an effective 4d theory. These bubbles with thin domain walls can be stabilized against total collapse in a rather natural way by a scalar field which, as in the case with ``ordinary'' nontopological solitons, traps light scalar particles inside the bubble.
Dimensions and aspect ratios of natural ice crystals
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Um, J.; McFarquhar, G. M.; Hong, Y. P.; Lee, S. -S.; Jung, C. H.; Lawson, R. P.; Mo, Q.
2015-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
During the 2006 Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) in the tropics, the 2008 Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) in the Arctic, and the 2010 Small PARTicles In CirrUS (SPARTICUS) campaign at mid-latitudes, high-resolution images of ice crystals were recorded by a Cloud Particle Imager at temperatures (T) between -87 and 0 °C. The projected maximum dimension (D'), length (L'), and width (W') of pristine columns, plates, and component bullets of bullet rosettes were measured using newly developed software, the Ice Crystal Ruler. The number of bullets in each bullet rosette was also measured. Column crystals were furthermore »distinguished as either horizontally oriented columns or columns with other orientations to eliminate any orientation effect on the measured dimensions. The dimensions and aspect ratios (AR, the dimension of the major axis divided by the dimension of the minor axis) of crystals were determined as functions of temperature, geophysical location, and type of cirrus. Dimensions of crystals generally increased with temperature. Columns and bullets had larger dimensions (i.e., W') of the minor axis (i.e., a axis) for a given dimension (i.e., D' orL') of the major axis (i.e., c axis), and thus smaller AR, as T increased, whereas this trend did not occur for plate crystals. The average number of branches in bullet rosettes was 5.50 ± 1.35 during three campaigns and 6.32 ± 1.34 (5.46 ± 1.34; 4.95 ± 1.01) during TWP-ICE (SPARTICUS; ISDAC). The AR of bullets increased with the number of branches in bullet rosettes. Most dimensions of crystals and ARs of columnar crystals measured during SPARTICUS were larger than those measured during TWP-ICE and ISDAC at ?67 L–W relationships of columns derived using current data exhibited a strong dependence on temperature; similar relationships determined in previous studies were within the range of the current data.« less
Tests of the Gravitational Inverse-Square Law below the Dark-Energy Length Scale
D. J. Kapner; T. S. Cook; E. G. Adelberger; J. H. Gundlach; B. R. Heckel; C. D. Hoyle; H. E. Swanson
2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
We conducted three torsion-balance experiments to test the gravitational inverse-square law at separations between 9.53 mm and 55 micrometers, probing distances less than the dark-energy length scale $\\lambda_{\\rm d}=\\sqrt[4]{\\hbar c/\\rho_{\\rm d}}\\approx 85 \\mu$m. We find with 95% confidence that the inverse-square law holds ($|\\alpha| \\leq 1$) down to a length scale $\\lambda = 56 \\mu$m and that an extra dimension must have a size $R \\leq 44 \\mu$m.
TASI Lectures on Supergravity and String Vacua in Various Dimensions
Washington Taylor
2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z
These lectures aim to provide a global picture of the spaces of consistent quantum supergravity theories and string vacua in higher dimensions. The lectures focus on theories in the even dimensions 10, 8, and 6. Supersymmetry, along with with anomaly cancellation and other quantum constraints, places strong limitations on the set of physical theories which can be consistently coupled to gravity in higher-dimensional space-times. As the dimensionality of space-time decreases, the range of possible supergravity theories and the set of known string vacuum constructions expand. These lectures develop the basic technology for describing a variety of string vacua, including heterotic, intersecting brane, and F-theory compactifications. In particular, a systematic presentation is given of the basic elements of F-theory. In each dimension, we summarize the current state of knowledge regarding the extent to which supergravity theories not realized in string theory can be shown to be inconsistent.
Variable Length Path Coupling Thomas P. Hayes
Hayes, Thomas
length path coupling theorem, we im- prove the upper bound on the mixing time of the Glauber dynamics . By a "coupling" for this chain, we will mean a joint stochastic process (Xt, Yt) on × such that eachVariable Length Path Coupling Thomas P. Hayes Eric Vigoda July 17, 2006 Abstract We present a new
Environmental Stresses Disrupt Telomere Length Homeostasis
Shamir, Ron
Environmental Stresses Disrupt Telomere Length Homeostasis Gal Hagit Romano1,2,3. , Yaniv Harari1 and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2 Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv response to environmental signals. These results demonstrate that telomere length can be manipulated
crystal nickel a hree dimension
Braun, Paul
Zhenting 1 Department 2 Departmen ABSTRACT This pape crystal nickel a hree dimension photonic cryst polystyrene op silicon chips, volume fraction can be controlle nickel structure hen sacrificed volume fraction reports microm crystal structur or alumina she nickel microca microstructure further electrop volume
Nanotube Formation: Researchers Learn To Control The Dimensions Of Metal Oxide Nanotubes
Nair, Sankar
made from metal oxides -- work that could lead to a technique for precisely conNanotube Formation: Researchers Learn To Control The Dimensions Of Metal Oxide Nanotubes Science their diameter and length. Based on metal oxides in combination with silicon and germanium, such single
Mapping Technology Space by Normalizing Technology Relatedness Networks
Alstott, Jeff; Yan, Bowen; Luo, Jianxi
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Technology is a complex system, with technologies relating to each other in a space that can be mapped as a network. The technology relatedness network's structure can reveal properties of technologies and of human behavior, if it can be mapped accurately. Technology networks have been made from patent data, using several measures of relatedness. These measures, however, are influenced by factors of the patenting system that do not reflect technologies or their relatedness. We created technology networks that precisely controlled for these impinging factors and normalized them out, using data from 3.9 million patents. The normalized technology relatedness networks were sparse, with only ~20% of technology domain pairs more related than would be expected by chance. Different measures of technology relatedness became more correlated with each other after normalization, approaching a single dimension of technology relatedness. The normalized network corresponded with human behavior: we analyzed the patenting his...
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technology provides advancements for site-specific customization that uses high performance computing resources to "see" subsurface contaminant plumes in three dimensions and in...
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology Program The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) is a hands-on program based upon engineering technology fundamentals, engineering for employment or further education. The focus is on current engineering technology issues and applications used
Critical Gravity in Four Dimensions
Lue, H. [China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081 (China); Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, Nanhai Avenue 3688, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Pope, C. N. [George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States); DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 OWA (United Kingdom)
2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z
We study four-dimensional gravity theories that are rendered renormalizable by the inclusion of curvature-squared terms to the usual Einstein action with a cosmological constant. By choosing the parameters appropriately, the massive scalar mode can be eliminated and the massive spin-2 mode can become massless. This ''critical'' theory may be viewed as a four-dimensional analogue of chiral topologically massive gravity, or of critical 'new massive gravity' with a cosmological constant, in three dimensions. We find that the on-shell energy for the remaining massless gravitons vanishes. There are also logarithmic spin-2 modes, which have positive energy. The mass and entropy of standard Schwarzschild-type black holes vanish. The critical theory might provide a consistent toy model for quantum gravity in four dimensions.
Hausdorff dimension and filling factor
Wellington Cruz
1998-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a new hierarchy scheme for the filling factor, a parameter which characterizes the occurrence of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect (FQHE). We consider the Hausdorff dimension, $h$, as a parameter for classifying fractional spin particles, such that, it is written in terms of the statistics of the collective excitations. The number $h$ classifies these excitations with different statistics in terms of its homotopy class.
Dark Energy From Fifth Dimension
H. Alavirad; N. Riazi
2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z
Observational evidence for the existence of dark energy is strong. Here we suggest a model which is based on a modified gravitational theory in 5D and interpret the 5th dimension as a manifestation of dark energy in the 4D observable universe. We also obtain an equation of state parameter which varies with time. Finally, we match our model with observations by choosing the free parameters of the model.
Mixing lengths scaling in a gravity flow
Ecke, Robert E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rivera, Micheal [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chen, Jun [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ecke, Robert E [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present an experimental study of the mixing processes in a gravity current. The turbulent transport of momentum and buoyancy can be described in a very direct and compact form by a Prandtl mixing length model [1]: the turbulent vertical fluxes of momentum and buoyancy are found to scale quadraticatly with the vertical mean gradients of velocity and density. The scaling coefficient is the square of the mixing length, approximately constant over the mixing zone of the stratified shear layer. We show in this paper how, in different flow configurations, this length can be related to the shear length of the flow {radical}({var_epsilon}/{partial_derivative}{sub z}u{sup 3}).
A length operator for canonical quantum gravity
T. Thiemann
1996-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
We construct an operator that measures the length of a curve in four-dimensional Lorentzian vacuum quantum gravity. We work in a representation in which a $SU(2)$ connection is diagonal and it is therefore surprising that the operator obtained after regularization is densely defined, does not suffer from factor ordering singularities and does not require any renormalization. We show that the length operator admits self-adjoint extensions and compute part of its spectrum which like its companions, the volume and area operators already constructed in the literature, is purely discrete and roughly is quantized in units of the Planck length. The length operator contains full and direct information about all the components of the metric tensor which faciliates the construction of a new type of weave states which approximate a given classical 3-geometry.
Process for fabricating continuous lengths of superconductor
Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN); List, III, Frederick A. (Andersonville, TN)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A process for manufacturing a superconductor. The process is accomplished by depositing a superconductor precursor powder on a continuous length of a first substrate ribbon, overlaying a continuous length of a second substrate ribbon on said first substrate ribbon, and applying sufficient pressure to form a bound layered superconductor precursor between said first substrate ribbon and said second substrates ribbon. The layered superconductor precursor is then heat treated to form a super conductor layer.
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Sighting optics including an optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length
Crandall, David Lynn (Idaho Falls, ID)
2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
One embodiment of sighting optics according to the teachings provided herein may include a front sight and a rear sight positioned in spaced-apart relation. The rear sight includes an optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length. The first focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a distance separating the optical element and the front sight and the second focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a target distance. The optical element thus brings into simultaneous focus, for a user, images of the front sight and the target.
Apparatus for fabricating continuous lengths of superconductor
Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN); List, III, Frederick A. (Andersonville, TN)
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A process and apparatus for manufacturing a superconductor. The process is accomplished by depositing a superconductor precursor powder on a continuous length of a first substrate ribbon, overlaying a continuous length of a second substrate ribbon on said first substrate ribbon, and applying sufficient pressure to form a bound layered superconductor comprising a layer of said superconducting precursor powder between said first substrate ribbon and said second substrates ribbon. The layered superconductor is then heat treated to establish the superconducting phase of said superconductor precursor powder.
Apparatus for fabricating continuous lengths of superconductor
Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN); List, III, Frederick A. (Andersonville, TN)
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A process and apparatus for manufacturing a superconductor. The process is accomplished by depositing a superconductor precursor powder on a continuous length of a first substrate ribbon, overlaying a continuous length of a second substrate ribbon on said first substrate ribbon, and applying sufficient pressure to form a bound layered superconductor comprising a layer of said superconducting precursor powder between said first substrate ribbon and said second substrates ribbon. The layered superconductor is then heat treated to establish the superconducting phase of said superconductor precursor powder.
Crystal diffraction lens with variable focal length
Smither, Robert K. (Hinsdale, IL)
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method and apparatus for altering the focal length of a focusing element o one of a plurality of pre-determined focal lengths by changing heat transfer within selected portions of the element by controlled quantities. Control over heat transfer is accomplished by manipulating one or more of a number of variables, including: the amount of heat or cold applied to surfaces; type of fluids pumped through channels for heating and cooling; temperatures, directions of flow and rates of flow of fluids; and placement of channels.
Crystal diffraction lens with variable focal length
Smither, R.K.
1991-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
A method and apparatus for altering the focal length of a focusing element of one of a plurality of pre-determined focal lengths by changing heat transfer within selected portions of the element by controlled quantities is disclosed. Control over heat transfer is accomplished by manipulating one or more of a number of variables, including: the amount of heat or cold applied to surfaces; type of fluids pumped through channels for heating and cooling; temperatures, directions of flow and rates of flow of fluids; and placement of channels. 19 figures.
Photoelectron track length distributions measured in a negative ion time projection chamber
Prieskorn, Z R; Kaaret, P E; Black, J K
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We report photoelectron track length distributions between 3 and 8 keV in gas mixtures of Ne+CO2+CH3NO2 (260:80:10 Torr) and CO2+CH3NO2 (197.5: 15 Torr). The measurements were made using a negative ion time projection chamber (NITPC) at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). We report the first quantitative analysis of photoelectron track length distributions in a gas. The distribution of track lengths at a given energy is best fit by a lognormal distribution. A powerlaw distribution of the form, f(E)=a(E/Eo)n, is found to fit the relationship between mean track length and energy. We find n=1.29 +/- 0.07 for Ne+CO2+CH3NO2 and n=1.20 +/- 0.09 for CO2+CH3NO2. Understanding the distribution of photoelectron track lengths in proportional counter gases is important for optimizing the pixel size and the dimensions of the active region in electron-drift time projection chambers (TPCs) and NITPC X-ray polarimeters.
CDMS, Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions
Laura Baudis
2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
The CDMS experiment aims to directly detect massive, cold dark matter particles originating from the Milky Way halo. Charge and lattice excitations are detected after a particle scatters in a Ge or Si crystal kept at ~30 mK, allowing to separate nuclear recoils from the dominating electromagnetic background. The operation of 12 detectors in the Soudan mine for 75 live days in 2004 delivered no evidence for a signal, yielding stringent limits on dark matter candidates from supersymmetry and universal extra dimensions. Thirty Ge and Si detectors are presently installed in the Soudan cryostat, and operating at base temperature. The run scheduled to start in 2006 is expected to yield a one order of magnitude increase in dark matter sensitivity.
Photoluminescence-based measurements of the energy gap and diffusion length of Zn3P2
Kimball, Gregory
.6 However, even the basic materials parameters of Zn3P2, such as the energy gap, remainPhotoluminescence-based measurements of the energy gap and diffusion length of Zn3P2 Gregory M and Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA Received 29 June
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Bioscience Technology Bioscience Technology Advantage Business Media 100 Enterprise Drive Rockaway, co-director of George Washington University's Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications are thawed and fixed, then covered with a tissue crust and scanned, in the vacuum environment of the mass
Pauling bond strength, bond length and electron density distribution...
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Pauling bond strength, bond length and electron density distribution. Pauling bond strength, bond length and electron density distribution. Abstract: A power law regression...
Shahabi, Cyrus
Founding Executive Directors June Beallor James Moll Founding Advisory Committee Karen Kushell Branko Sam Gustman Chief Technology Officer Karen Jungblut Director of Research and Documentation Steven on Location By Scott Lindenbaum 11 SPACE AND TIME Geo-Immersive Learning By Cyrus Shahabi, Ali Khodaei
New hydrocracking catalysts increase throughput, run length
Huizinga, T. [Shell Internationale Petroleum Mij., The Hague (Netherlands); Theunissen, J.M.H. [Rayong Refinery Co. Ltd., Rayong (Thailand); Minderhoud, H.; Veen, R. van [Koninklijke/Shell-Lab., Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1995-06-26T23:59:59.000Z
An improved, second-stage hydrocracking catalyst has been developed by combining stabilized Y zeolites with amorphous silica alumina cracking components. A commercial application of this catalyst, along with a new, first-stage zeolitic hydrocracking catalyst, resulted in increased unit throughput and cycle length. The paper discusses the hydrocracking process, first-stage catalysts, second-stage catalysts, hydrogenation process, commercial results, and product properties.
American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1.1 This test method covers a procedure for measuring in-plane lengths (including deflections) of patterned thin films. It applies only to films, such as found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) materials, which can be imaged using an optical interferometer. 1.2 There are other ways to determine in-plane lengths. Using the design dimensions typically provides more precise in-plane length values than using measurements taken with an optical interferometer. (Interferometric measurements are typically more precise than measurements taken with an optical microscope.) This test method is intended for use when interferometric measurements are preferred over using the design dimensions (for example, when measuring in-plane deflections and when measuring lengths in an unproven fabrication process). 1.3 This test method uses a non-contact optical interferometer with the capability of obtaining topographical 3-D data sets. It is performed in the laboratory. 1.4 The maximum in-plane length measured is determine...
Critical length limiting super-low friction
Ming Ma; Andrea Benassi; Andrea Vanossi; Michael Urbakh
2015-01-02T23:59:59.000Z
Since the demonstration of super-low friction (superlubricity) in graphite at nanoscale, one of the main challenges in the field of nano- and micro-mechanics was to scale this phenomenon up. A key question to be addressed is to what extent superlubricity could persist, and what mechanisms could lead to its failure. Here, using an edge-driven Frenkel-Kontorova model, we establish a connection between the critical length above which superlubricity disappears and both intrinsic material properties and experimental parameters. A striking boost in dissipated energy with chain length emerges abruptly due to a high-friction stick-slip mechanism caused by deformation of the slider leading to a local commensuration with the substrate lattice. We derived a parameter-free analytical model for the critical length that is in excellent agreement with our numerical simulations. Our results provide a new perspective on friction and nano-manipulation and can serve as a theoretical basis for designing nano-devices with super-low friction, such as carbon nanotubes.
Nuclear Proliferation Technology Trends Analysis
Zentner, Michael D.; Coles, Garill A.; Talbert, Robert J.
2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z
A process is underway to develop mature, integrated methodologies to address nonproliferation issues. A variety of methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) are being considered. All have one thing in common, a need for a consistent set of proliferation related data that can be used as a basis for application. One approach to providing a basis for predicting and evaluating future proliferation events is to understand past proliferation events, that is, the different paths that have actually been taken to acquire or attempt to acquire special nuclear material. In order to provide this information, this report describing previous material acquisition activities (obtained from open source material) has been prepared. This report describes how, based on an evaluation of historical trends in nuclear technology development, conclusions can be reached concerning: (1) The length of time it takes to acquire a technology; (2) The length of time it takes for production of special nuclear material to begin; and (3) The type of approaches taken for acquiring the technology. In addition to examining time constants, the report is intended to provide information that could be used to support the use of the different non-proliferation analysis methodologies. Accordingly, each section includes: (1) Technology description; (2) Technology origin; (3) Basic theory; (4) Important components/materials; (5) Technology development; (6) Technological difficulties involved in use; (7) Changes/improvements in technology; (8) Countries that have used/attempted to use the technology; (9) Technology Information; (10) Acquisition approaches; (11) Time constants for technology development; and (12) Required Concurrent Technologies.
String Universality in Six Dimensions
Vijay Kumar; Washington Taylor
2009-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
In six dimensions, cancellation of gauge, gravitational, and mixed anomalies strongly constrains the set of quantum field theories which can be coupled consistently to gravity. We show that for some classes of six-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories coupled to gravity, the anomaly cancellation conditions are equivalent to tadpole cancellation and other constraints on the matter content of heterotic/type I compactifications on K3. In these cases, all consistent 6D supergravity theories have a realization in string theory. We find one example which may arise from a novel string compactification, and we identify a new infinite family of models satisfying anomaly factorization. We find, however, that this infinite family of models, as well as other infinite families of models previously identified by Schwarz are pathological. We suggest that it may be feasible to demonstrate that there is a string theoretic realization of all consistent six-dimensional supergravity theories which have Lagrangian descriptions with arbitrary gauge and matter content. We attempt to frame this hypothesis of string universality as a concrete conjecture.
Constructive Dimension and Turing Degrees Laurent Bienvenu #
Stephan, Frank
S with constructive Hausdor# dimension dimH (S) and constructive packing dimension dimP (S) is Turing equivalent to a sequence R with dimH (R) # (dim H (S)/dim P (S)) - #, for arbitrary # > 0. Furthermore, if dimP (S) > 0, then dimP (R) # 1 - #. The reduction thus serves as a randomness extractor that increases the algorithmic
Combinatorial Dimension in Fractional Cartesian Products
Gao, Frank
Combinatorial Dimension in Fractional Cartesian Products Ron Blei,1 Fuchang Gao2 1 Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06268; e-mail: blei@math.uconn.edu 2 Department? Correspondence to: R. Blei © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 146 #12;COMBINATORIAL DIMENSION IN FRACTIONAL CARTESIAN
Length and Energy of Quadratic Bezier Curves and Applications
Hoffmann, Christoph M.
Length and Energy of Quadratic B´ezier Curves and Applications Young Joon Ahn a , Christoph for the arc length and the bending energy of quadratic B´ezier curves. The formulae are in terms control point is analyzed for curves of fixed arc length or bending energy. In the case of arc length
Positioner with long travel in two dimensions
Trumper, David L. (Plaistow, NH); Williams, Mark E. (Pelham, NH)
1997-12-23T23:59:59.000Z
A precision positioning system is provided which provides long travel in two of the linear dimensions, while using non-contact bearings for both a first subassembly which provides long travel in one of the linear dimension and a second subassembly which provides long travel in the second linear dimension. The first or upper subassembly is preferably a magnetic subassembly which, in addition to providing long travel, also compensates or positions in three rotary dimensions and in the third linear dimension. The second subassembly is preferably either an air bearing or magnetic subassembly and is normally used only to provide long travel. Angled surfaces may be provided for magnetic bearings and capacitive or other gap sensing probes may be mounted to the stage and ground flush with the bearing actuators to provide more precise gap measurements.
Exploring Small Extra Dimensions at the Large Hadron Collider
B. C. Allanach; K. Odagiri; M. J. Palmer; M. A. Parker; A. Sabetfakhri; B. R. Webber
2002-11-13T23:59:59.000Z
Many models that include small extra space dimensions predict graviton states which are well separated in mass, and which can be detected as resonances in collider experiments. It has been shown that the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider can identify such narrow states up to a mass of 2080 GeV in the decay mode G->ee, using a conservative model. This work extends the study of the ee channel over the full accessible parameter space, and shows that the reach could extend as high as 3.5 TeV. It then discusses ways in which the expected universal coupling of the resonance can be confirmed using other decay modes. In particular, the mode G-> di-photons is shown to be measurable with good precision, which would provide powerful confirmation of the graviton hypothesis. The decays G-> mu mu, WW, ZZ and jet--jet are measurable over a more limited range of couplings and masses. Using information from mass and cross-section measurements, the underlying parameters can be extracted. In one test model, the size of the extra dimension can be determined to a precision in length of 7x10^-33 m.
Multiple Contributors
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Trek IV! SHALOM PAX PEACE to us all in 1986 Table of Contents TITLE AUTHOR ARTIST PAGE I. DATA ENTRIES FROST ON THE TYPEWRITER V.L. Thorn LaVena Kay Kldd 2 "Trek Omen" V.L. Thorn 6 (originally appeared In TREKisM #26) JAMES T. KIRK vs THE COMPUTER... appeared in TREKisM at Length III) TALES FROM THE VULCAN HEARTH Karen C. Hunter 53 HOW THE VULCANS LOST THEIR WINGS 54 THE SKY GOD'S DAUGHTER 56 THE GIFT OF THE GODS LaVena Kay Kldd 57 "Sul Generis" V.L. Thorn 58 "Cat-Kin" Emily Ross 60 (originally appeared...
Multiple Contributors
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Multiple Contributors
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. "Triskelian Fledgeling" — by Vel Jaeger "Kelvan Exile" — by Vel Jaeger 111. Romulan Astronomy — by Robert S. Sayes 113c Trek-M's Speak their Minds on ST:TMP 121. A Glance Backwards - reactions to TaL I (first issue of TREKisM at Length) 122. Trivia Quizes #3...\\un Speck run. "fynjrur^run. -Storu Ipu1- 'The^dds" UYena T^fc* Ink.nc l'*- bjj rafrick La\\fena ^aq Kidd LuckICKU ©/980' -14- 0N CONVENTIONAL OCCASIONS The following Is a conglomeration of reports, Interviews, and reminiscences from TREKisM members...
Multiple Contributors
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Trek IV! SHALOM PAX PEACE to us all in 1986 Table of Contents TITLE AUTHOR ARTIST PAGE I. DATA ENTRIES FROST ON THE TYPEWRITER V.L. Thorn LaVena Kay Kldd 2 "Trek Omen" V.L. Thorn 6 (originally appeared In TREKisM #26) JAMES T. KIRK vs THE COMPUTER... appeared in TREKisM at Length III) TALES FROM THE VULCAN HEARTH Karen C. Hunter 53 HOW THE VULCANS LOST THEIR WINGS 54 THE SKY GOD'S DAUGHTER 56 THE GIFT OF THE GODS LaVena Kay Kldd 57 "Sul Generis" V.L. Thorn 58 "Cat-Kin" Emily Ross 60 (originally appeared...
Nicholson, Paul
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
by Joanne Hodges. Faience Technology, Nicholson, UEE 2009Egyptian materials and technology, ed. Paul T. Nicholson,Nicholson, 2009, Faience Technology. UEE. Full Citation:
Solar energy generation in three dimensions
Bernardi, Marco
We formulate, solve computationally and study experimentally the problem of collecting solar energy in three dimensions. We demonstrate that absorbers and reflectors can be combined in the absence of sun tracking to build ...
Hausdorff dimension and anyonic distribution functions
Wellington da Cruz
1998-03-06T23:59:59.000Z
We obtain the distribution functions for anyonic excitations classified into equivalence classes labeled by Hausdorff dimension, $h$ and as an example of such anyonic systems, we consider the collective excitations of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect (FQHE).
Stellar mixing length theory with entropy rain
Brandenburg, Axel
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Stellar mixing length theory is modified to include the effects of a nongradient term that originates from the motion of convective elements with entropy perturbations of either sign. It is argued that such a term, first studied by Deardorff in the meteorological context, represents the effects of thin intense downdrafts caused by the rapid cooling in the granulation layer at the top of the convection zone. They transport heat nonlocally, as originally anticipated by Spruit in the 1990s, who describes the convection in the strongly stratified simulations of Stein & Nordlund as entropy rain. Although our model has ill-determined free parameters, it demonstrates that solutions can be found that look similar to the original ones, except that the deeper layers are now Schwarzschild stable, so no giant cells are produced and the typical convective scale is that of granules even at larger depth. Consequences for modeling solar differential, the global dynamo, and sunspots are briefly discussed.
Constructive Dimension and Turing Degrees Laurent Bienvenu
Doty, David
sequence S with constructive Hausdorff dimension dimH(S) and constructive packing dimension dimP(S, if dimP(S) > 0, then dimP(R) 1 - . The reduction thus serves as a randomness extractor that increases sequence S (that is, dimH(S) = dimP(S)) such that dimH(S) > 0, the Turing degree of S has constructive
Breaking Parity Symmetry Using Extra Dimensions
R. N. Mohapatra; A. Pérez-Lorenzana
1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
We present a new way to break parity symmetry in left-right symmetric models using boundary conditions on the fields residing in the fifth dimension. We also discuss the connection between the limits on the size of extra dimensions and the scale of right handed symmetry breaking obtained from the analysis of neutrinoless double beta decay in the case where the righthanded gauge symmetry is in the bulk.
Fast Length-Constrained MAP Decoding of Variable Length Coded Markov Sequences over Noisy Channels
Wu, Xiaolin
Zhe Wang, Xiaolin Wu and Sorina Dumitrescu Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 zwang@grads.ece.mcmaster.ca xwu that is variable length coded and transmitted over a binary symmetric channel. The number of source symbols
Zavadil, Kevin Robert; Wall, Frederick Douglas
2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
A key factor in our ability to produce and predict the stability of metal-based macro- to nano-scale structures and devices is a fundamental understanding of the localized nature of corrosion. Corrosion processes where physical dimensions become critical in the degradation process include localized corrosion initiation in passivated metals, microgalvanic interactions in metal alloys, and localized corrosion in structurally complex materials like nanocrystalline metal films under atmospheric and inundated conditions. This project focuses on two areas of corrosion science where a fundamental understanding of processes occurring at critical dimensions is not currently available. Sandia will study the critical length scales necessary for passive film breakdown in the inundated aluminum (Al) system and the chemical processes and transport in ultra-thin water films relevant to the atmospheric corrosion of nanocrystalline tungsten (W) films. Techniques are required that provide spatial information without significantly perturbing or masking the underlying relationships. Al passive film breakdown is governed by the relationship between area of the film sampled and its defect structure. We will combine low current measurements with microelectrodes to study the size scale required to observe a single initiation event and record electrochemical breakdown events. The resulting quantitative measure of stability will be correlated with metal grain size, secondary phase size and distribution to understand which metal properties control stability at the macro- and nano-scale. Mechanisms of atmospheric corrosion on W are dependent on the physical dimensions and continuity of adsorbed water layers as well as the chemical reactions that take place in this layer. We will combine electrochemical and scanning probe microscopic techniques to monitor the chemistry and resulting material transport in these thin surface layers. A description of the length scales responsible for driving the corrosion of the nanocrystalline metal films will be developed. The techniques developed and information derived from this work will be used to understand and predict degradation processes in microelectronic and microsystem devices critical to Sandia's mission.
Geometric Solutions for the Neutrino Oscillation Length Resonance
Jason Pruet; George M. Fuller
1999-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
We give a geometric interpretation of the neutrino 'oscillation length resonance' recently discovered by Petcov. We use this picture to identify two new solutions for oscillation length resonances in a 3-layer earth model.
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White Paper Societal Dimensions of Earth System Modeling
on Societal Dimensions of Earth System Modeling July 5, 2011 #12; 2 Executive Summary · A Societal Dimensions of Earth System Modeling workshop was held
Dictionaries Using Variable-Length Keys and Data, with Applications *
Blelloch, Guy E.
(Isil- logn, 1) + Itil) and Isil is the length of bit string si. We assume a word length w > log m. We present string Isil > 1, Itil > 1 for all bit-strings si and ti. Fox' fixed-length keys the dictionary problem
Generation of Full-Length cDNA Library
Chuong, Cheng-Ming
Generation of Full- Length cDNA Library from Single Human Prostate Cancer Cells BioTechniques 27 are performed on fixed and per- meabilized cells. Subsequent RT-PCR generates full-length cDNA libraries. Flowchart of current method for generating a full-length cDNA library from single cells. Cell fixation
Security and Social Dimensions of City Surveillance Policy
Spirtes, Peter
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A New Basis for Interpretation of the Planck Length
C. L. Herzenberg
2006-10-17T23:59:59.000Z
A critical length has recently been identified that appears to provide a fundamental limit distinguishing quantum behavior from classical behavior. Because of the unique association between critical length and mass, it appears that we can correlate the mass of an object with the size over which its quantum behavior is manifested. When the expression for the critical length is set equal to the Planck length, we find an associated mass value that in magnitude corresponds to an approximation of the mass of the visible universe. This would appear to suggest that the quantum behavior associated with the universe as a whole would be manifested at distances comparable to or smaller than the Planck length. Accordingly, it would appear that all position measurements would be subject to uncertainties at the limit of the Planck length, so that the Planck length sets a fundamental limit on position determination.
1 Industrial Electron Accelerators type ILU for Industrial Technologies
equipment - in not protected premises. The dimensions of main units of the various ILU machines are shown the beam extraction device, air pipes of ventillation system and technological equipment are placed
Core length testable reactor concept neutronic analysis
Hanan, N.A.; Bhattacharyya, S.K.
1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Development work on thermionic reactor systems has been ongoing in the US since the early 1950s. While significant successes were achieved, progress has been hampered by frequent changes in direction and funding instabilities (as has been true for many high technology initiatives). The recent Air Force thermionics initiative (1991) represents the latest in thermionics reactor development in the US. This Air Force initiative called for the development of thermionics reactors with the output power of about 40 kWe, and which incorporated the features of testability, fabricability, low development cost, high level of safety and reliability, and survivability. Several concepts were analyzed to define a design that would meet all the requirements set forth by the Air Force. This report describes the methodology used, the different designs analyzed and reasons for the evolution of the design, and presents the results for the different concepts.
Self-Dual Superstring in Six Dimensions
John H. Schwarz
1996-04-27T23:59:59.000Z
A free superstring with chiral N=2 supersymmetry in six dimensions is proposed. It couples to a two-form gauge field with a self-dual field strength. Compactification to four dimensions on a two-torus gives a strongly coupled N=4 four-dimensional gauge theory with SL(2, Z) duality and an infinite tower of dyons. Various authors have suggested that this string theory should be also the world-volume theory of M theory five-branes. Accepting this proposal, we find a puzzling factor of two in the application to black-hole entropy computations.
Integral equations of scattering in one dimension
Vania E. Barlette; Marcelo M. Leite; Sadhan K. Adhikari
2001-03-05T23:59:59.000Z
A self-contained discussion of integral equations of scattering is presented in the case of centrally-symmetric potentials in one dimension, which will facilitate the understanding of more complex scattering integral equations in two and three dimensions. The present discussion illustrates in a simple fashion the concept of partial-wave decomposition, Green's function, Lippmann-Schwinger integral equations of scattering for wave function and transition operator, optical theorem and unitarity relation. We illustrate the present approach with a Dirac delta potential.
Cosmological model with movement in fifth dimension
W. B. Belayev
2001-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
Presented cosmological model is 3D brane world sheet moved in extra dimension with variable scale factor. Analysis of the geodesic motion of the test particle gives settle explanation of the Pioneer effect. It is found that for considered metric the solution of the semi-classical Einstein equations with various parameters conforms to isotropic expanded and anisotropic stationary universe.
DIMENSIONS of DISCOVERY Sponsored Program Awards
Ginzel, Matthew
DIMENSIONS of DISCOVERY Sponsored Program Awards May 2013 Office of the Vice President for ResearchFunds." Abu-Omar, Mahdi M; chemistry, from U.S. DepartmentofEnergy,$165,000,"OxoCata- lysts for the Conversion pathobiology, from PHS-NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $2,963, "Animal-Assisted
DIMENSIONS of DISCOVERY Sponsored Program Awards
Ginzel, Matthew
Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fel- lowship -- Energy Education in Chemical EngineeringDIMENSIONS of DISCOVERY Sponsored Program Awards August 2011 Office of the Vice President." Allain, Jean P; nuclear engineering, from U.S. Department of Energy, $110,000, "Deci- phering
The communication dimension of wind energy
McCalley, James D.
The communication dimension of wind energy: Challenges and opportunities #12;OPPORTUNITIES #12;Pew;1. Emergent anti-wind energy advocacy groups #12;2. A multi-faceted technical issue that is difficult to explain Wind energy Policy Science Engineering Ethics Public relations Others #12;3. Different audience
The Environmental Justice Dimensions of Climate Change
The Environmental Justice Dimensions of Climate Change Marie Lynn Miranda, Douglas A. Hastings to mitigate the severe impacts of climate change predicted to occur in the twenty-first century. Many with climate change. This study investigates the varying degrees to which developing and developed nations
Structuring Materials on Multiple Length Scales for Energy Application...
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Structuring Materials on Multiple Length Scales for Energy Applications October 25, 2012 at 3pm36-428 Adreas Stein Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota astein...
Ultra-low-loss tapered optical fibers with minimal lengths
Ryutaro Nagai; Takao Aoki
2014-11-09T23:59:59.000Z
We design and fabricate ultra-low-loss tapered optical fibers (TOFs) with minimal lengths. We first optimize variations of the torch scan length using the flame-brush method for fabricating TOFs with taper angles that satisfy the adiabaticity criteria. We accordingly fabricate TOFs with optimal shapes and compare their transmission to TOFs with a constant taper angle and TOFs with an exponential shape. The highest transmission measured for TOFs with an optimal shape is in excess of 99.7 % with a total TOF length of only 23 mm, whereas TOFs with a constant taper angle of 2 mrad reach 99.6 % transmission for a 63 mm TOF length.
Wyatt, Lucy
Engineering &Technology CareersFair2015 #12;Welcome to the Engineering and Technology Careers Fair Turbines Chemring Technology Solutions Cirrus Logic Connectus Davide Leone and Partners Investment Deloitte European Information Service Centre FactSet FDM Group Fidelity Technologies Fidessa G-Research Gradcracker
Modified Newton's Law of Gravitation Due to Minimal Length in Quantum Gravity
Ahmed Farag Ali; A. Tawfik
2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
A recent theory about the origin of the gravity suggests that the gravity is originally an entropic force. In this work, we discuss the effects of generalized uncertainty principle (GUP) which is proposed by some approaches to quantum gravity such as string theory, black hole physics and doubly special relativity theories (DSR), on the area law of the entropy. This leads to a $\\sqrt{Area}$-type correction to the area law of entropy which imply that the number of bits $N$ is modified. Therefore, we obtain a modified Newton's law of gravitation. Surprisingly, this modification agrees with different sign with the prediction of Randall-Sundrum II model which contains one uncompactified extra dimension. Furthermore, such modification may have observable consequences at length scales much larger than the Planck scale.
Evidence of gravitons as fused photons in four dimensions
Z R Adam
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
A model of graviton momentum transfer was constructed to investigate a conjecture that gravitons are fused photons propagating in four dimensions. The model describes gravitational attraction between two bodies, each of simplified geometric shape and comprised of a calculable number of massive particles (quarks and leptons), as a probabilistic quantized mechanism of graviton scattering that gives rise to gravitational momentum flux. Earth-Human, Moon-Human, and Earth-Moon gravitational systems were investigated to solve for the wavelength of photons that comprise the graviton. The calculated wavelength for each system was approximately equal to the predicted value of the Planck length, which is interpreted as evidence that gravitons may be formed as fused four dimensional photons. The results corroborate current thinking about the temperature at which gravity separated from a unified force during the Big Bang, while explaining the weakness of the gravitational force from the atomic to the sub-planetary scale. Extension of the model produces unique, testable predictions arising from the averaged quantum properties of the graviton as fused photons, and the general model approach may be compatible with other efforts to describe the inner structure of the graviton.
Liu, Kuan-Hsien; Chou, Wu-Ching, E-mail: tcchang3708@gmail.com, E-mail: wuchingchou@mail.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-chu 300, Taiwan (China); Chang, Ting-Chang, E-mail: tcchang3708@gmail.com, E-mail: wuchingchou@mail.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Advanced Optoelectronics Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (China); Chen, Hua-Mao; Tai, Ya-Hsiang [Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-chu 300, Taiwan (China); Tsai, Ming-Yen; Hung, Pei-Hua; Chu, Ann-Kuo [Department of Photonics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Wu, Ming-Siou; Hung, Yi-Syuan [Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu 300, Taiwan (China); Hsieh, Tien-Yu [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Bo-Liang [Advanced Display Technology Research Center, AU Optronics, No.1, Li-Hsin Rd. 2, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsin-Chu 30078, Taiwan (China)
2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
This paper investigates abnormal dimension-dependent thermal instability in amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) thin-film transistors. Device dimension should theoretically have no effects on threshold voltage, except for in short channel devices. Unlike short channel drain-induced source barrier lowering effect, threshold voltage increases with increasing drain voltage. Furthermore, for devices with either a relatively large channel width or a short channel length, the output drain current decreases instead of saturating with an increase in drain voltage. Moreover, the wider the channel and the shorter the channel length, the larger the threshold voltage and output on-state current degradation that is observed. Because of the surrounding oxide and other thermal insulating material and the low thermal conductivity of the IGZO layer, the self-heating effect will be pronounced in wider/shorter channel length devices and those with a larger operating drain bias. To further clarify the physical mechanism, fast I{sub D}-V{sub G} and modulated peak/base pulse time I{sub D}-V{sub D} measurements are utilized to demonstrate the self-heating induced anomalous dimension-dependent threshold voltage variation and on-state current degradation.
Crandall, David Lynn
2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z
Sighting optics include a front sight and a rear sight positioned in a spaced-apart relation. The rear sight includes an optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length. The first focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a distance separating the optical element and the front sight and the second focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a target distance. The optical element thus brings into simultaneous focus for a user images of the front sight and the target.
How Salmonella Typhimurium measure the length of their Flagellar Filaments
Keener, James P.
How Salmonella Typhimurium measure the length of their Flagellar Filaments J. P. Keener Department and length regulation of the fil- ament of the flagellar motor of Salmonella Typhimurium. Under of Salmonella Typhimurium is an example of an organelle that is built to exacting standards. Morphologically
On Termination and Derivation Lengths for Ground Rewrite Systems
Giesl, Juergen
On Termination and Derivation Lengths for Ground Rewrite Systems Dieter Hofbauer 1 UniversitÂ¨at GH@theory.informatik.uniÂkassel.de Abstract. It is shown that for terminating ground term rewrite systems the length of derivations a suitable interpretation into the natural numbers. Terminating ground systems are not necessarily
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers
California at Santa Barbara, University of
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers Eric Rawdon Akos Dobay John C. Kern numerical simulations to investigate how the chain length and topology of freely fluctuating knotted polymer of a characteristic changes with the chain size and how this change depends on the topology of the modeled polymers
Explanation of the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price
Explanation of the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price May 10, 2006 The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite is a broad measure of price behavior in the U.S. framing lumber market prices, 33% comes from Western U.S. prices, and 34% comes from Canadian prices. The Composite does
LOW VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUITS USING STANDARD CMOS TECHNOLOGY
Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.
LOW VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUITS USING STANDARD CMOS TECHNOLOGY Phillip E. Allen, Benjamin J. Blalock, and Gabriel A. Rincon School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta supply voltages in CMOS integrated circuits. As the channel lengths of CMOS technology decrease
Miniaturized Mid-Infrared Sensor Technologies
Kim, S; Young, C; Mizaikoff, B
2007-08-16T23:59:59.000Z
Fundamental vibrational and rotational modes associated with most inorganic and organic molecules are spectroscopically accessible within the mid-infrared (MIR; 3-20 {micro}m) regime of the electromagnetic spectrum. The interaction between MIR photons and organic molecules provides particularly sharp transitions, which - despite the wide variety of organic molecules - provide unique MIR absorption spectra reflecting the molecularly characteristic arrangement of chemical bonds within the probed molecules via the frequency position of the associated vibrational and rotational transitions. Given the inherent molecular selectivity and achievable sensitivity, MIR spectroscopy provides an ideal platform for optical sensing applications. Despite this potential, early MIR sensing applications were limited to localized applications due to the size of the involved instrumentation, and limited availability of appropriately compact MIR optical components including light sources, detectors, waveguides, and spectrometers. During the last decades, engineering advances in photonics and optical engineering have facilitated the translation of benchtop-style MIR spectroscopy into miniaturized optical sensing schemes providing a footprint compatible with portable instrumentation requirements for field deployable analytical tools. In this trend article, we will discuss recent advances and future strategies for miniaturizing MIR sensor technology. The Beer-Lambert law implies that achievable limit of detection (LOD) for any optical sensor system improves by increasing the interaction length between photons and target analyte species such as e.g., folding the optical path multiple times as in multi-pass gas phase sensing; however, this governing paradigm naturally leads to an increase in system dimensions. Hence, miniaturization of optical sensing system requires scaling down of each optical component, yet improving the performance of each optical element within a smaller form factor for overall at least maintaining, or ideally improving the achievable sensitivity.
Geometrically induced magnetic catalysis and critical dimensions
Antonino Flachi; Kenji Fukushima; Vincenzo Vitagliano
2015-04-27T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the combined effect of magnetic fields and geometry in interacting fermionic systems. At leading order in the heat-kernel expansion, the infrared singularity (that in flat space leads to the magnetic catalysis) is regulated by the chiral gap effect, and the catalysis is deactivated by the effect of the scalar curvature. We discover that an infrared singularity is found in higher-order terms that mix the magnetic field with curvature, and these lead to a novel form of geometrically induced magnetic catalysis. The dynamical mass squared is then modified not only due to the chiral gap effect by an amount proportional to the curvature, but also by a magnetic shift $\\propto (4-D)eB$, where $D$ represents the number of space-time dimensions. We argue that $D=4$ is a critical dimension across which the behavior of the magnetic shift changes qualitatively.
M(atrix)-Theory in Various Dimensions
David Berenstein; Richard Corrado
1997-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate the precise numerical correspondence between long range scattering of supergravitons and membranes in supergravity in the infinite momentum frame and in M(atrix)-Theory, both in 11 dimensions and for toroidal compactifications. We also identify wrapped membranes in terms of topological invariants of the vector bundles associated to the field theory description of compactified M(atrix)-Theory. We use these results to check the realization of T-duality in M(atrix)-Theory.
Kinks, extra dimensions, and gravitational waves
O'Callaghan, Eimear; Gregory, Ruth, E-mail: r.a.w.gregory@durham.ac.uk [Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology and Centre for Particle Theory, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)
2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate in detail the gravitational wave signal from kinks on cosmic (super)strings, including the kinematical effects from the internal extra dimensions. We find that the signal is suppressed, however, the effect is less significant that that for cusps. Combined with the greater incidence of kinks on (super)strings, it is likely that the kink signal offers the better chance for detection of cosmic (super)strings.
Effective Fractal Dimension in Computational Complexity and
have: Â computable by a finite automata dimFS Â computable in polynomial time dimp Â computable? E= DTIME(2n) DENSE= { L | n |Ln|>2n } dimp(E)=1 #12;Density of hard sets The p-dimension of sets-Hitchcock 2011] #12;Density of hard sets 1. Abundance result (dimp(E)=1) Most sets in E do not reduce to nondense
PACKING DIMENSIONS, TRANSVERSAL MAPPINGS AND GEODESIC FLOWS
JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤, University of
result for the packing dimension, dimp, of projected measures. They showed that if Âµ is a finite Borel measure on Rn , then (1.1) dimp PV Âµ = dimm Âµ for almost all V G(n, m), where dimm Âµ is a packing is the same for almost all projections, but it may happen that dimm Âµ dimp Âµ. The above results are "almost
Dimensional reduction without continuous extra dimensions
Chamseddine, Ali H. [American University of Beirut, Physics Department, Beirut, Lebanon and I.H.E.S. F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France)] [American University of Beirut, Physics Department, Beirut, Lebanon and I.H.E.S. F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France); Froehlich, J.; Schubnel, B. [ETHZ, Mathematics and Physics Departments, Zuerich (Switzerland)] [ETHZ, Mathematics and Physics Departments, Zuerich (Switzerland); Wyler, D. [Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Zuerich (Switzerland)] [Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Zuerich (Switzerland)
2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a novel approach to dimensional reduction in classical field theory. Inspired by ideas from noncommutative geometry, we introduce extended algebras of differential forms over space-time, generalized exterior derivatives, and generalized connections associated with the 'geometry' of space-times with discrete extra dimensions. We apply our formalism to theories of gauge- and gravitational fields and find natural geometrical origins for an axion- and a dilaton field, as well as a Higgs field.
Noncommutative Inspired Black Holes in Extra Dimensions
Rizzo, Thomas G.
2006-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
In a recent string theory motivated paper, Nicolini, Smailagic and Spallucci (NSS) presented an interesting model for a noncommutative inspired, Schwarzschild-like black hole solution in 4-dimensions. The essential effect of having noncommutative co-ordinates in this approach is to smear out matter distributions on a scale associated with the turn-on of noncommutativity which was taken to be near the 4-d Planck mass. In particular, NSS assumed that this smearing was essentially Gaussian. This energy scale is sufficiently large that in 4-d such effects may remain invisible indefinitely. Extra dimensional models which attempt to address the gauge hierarchy problem, however, allow for the possibility that the effective fundamental scale may not be far from {approx} 1 TeV, an energy regime that will soon be probed by experiments at both the LHC and ILC. In this paper we generalize the NSS model to the case where flat, toroidally compactified extra dimensions are accessible at the TeV-scale and examine the resulting modifications in black hole properties due to the existence of noncommutativity. We show that while many of the noncommutativity-induced black hole features found in 4-d by NSS persist, in some cases there can be significant modifications due the presence of extra dimensions. We also demonstrate that the essential features of this approach are not particularly sensitive to the Gaussian nature of the smearing assumed by NSS.
Carlos Castro; Alex Granik; M. S. El Naschie
2000-08-18T23:59:59.000Z
A Cantorian fractal spacetime, a family member of von Neumann's noncommutative geometry is introduced as a geometry underlying a new relativity theory which is similar to the relation between general relativity and Riemannian geometry. Based on this model and the new relativity theory an ensemble distribution of all the dimensions of quantum spacetime is derived with the help of Fermat grand theorem. The calculated average dimension is very close to the value of $4+\\phi^3 $ (where $\\phi$ is the golden mean) obtained by El Naschie on the basis of a different approach. It is shown that within the framework of the new relativity the cosmological constant problem is nonexistent, since the Universe self-organizes and self-tunes according to the renormalization group (RG) flow with respect to a local scaling microscopic arrow of time. This implies that the world emerged as a result of a non-equilibrium process of self-organized critical phenomena launched by vacuum fluctuations in Cantorian fractal spacetime $\\cal E^{\\infty}$. It is shown that we are living in a metastable vacuum and are moving towards a fixed point ($ D$ = 4+$\\phi^3$) of the RG. After reaching this point, a new phase transition will drive the universe to a quasi-crystal phase of the lower average dimension of $\\phi^3$.
Adena Rissman Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management
Sheridan, Jennifer
Adena Rissman Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management Department of Forest Professor: 2009-present Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT). "Novel ecosystems, rapid change, and no
Search for large extra dimensions in dielectron and diphoton production
Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Coppage, Don; Hebert, C.
2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
of the largest extra dimension, current gravitational observations rule out the case of a single large extra dimension. Recent preliminary results from gravity experiments at submil- limeter distances [4], as well as cosmological constraints from supernova...
Splitting a Complex of Convex Polytopes In Any Dimension*
Texas at Austin, University of
]. The main contributions of this approach atw (i) it c,an be applied to polyhedral complexes of any dimension
Generalized dimensions of images of measures under Gaussian processes
Falconer, Kenneth
). The corresponding question for packing dimension dimP, where dimensions of images of sets can behave in a more Brownian motion, dimP X(E) = dimd P E a.s., where dims P E is the `packing dimension profile' of E
Reviewing the human dimensions of wildlife management and recreation
to wildlife management? Who opposes wildlife management and why? Change in the human dimensions of wildlifeReviewing the human dimensions of wildlife management and recreation Mariella Marzano Norman Dandy Centre for Human & Ecological Sciences Forest Research #12;Human Dimensions of Species Management http
Exploiting Universality in Atoms with Large Scattering Lengths
Braaten, Eric
2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
The focus of this research project was atoms with scattering lengths that are large compared to the range of their interactions and which therefore exhibit universal behavior at sufficiently low energies. Recent dramatic advances in cooling atoms and in manipulating their scattering lengths have made this phenomenon of practical importance for controlling ultracold atoms and molecules. This research project was aimed at developing a systematically improvable method for calculating few-body observables for atoms with large scattering lengths starting from the universal results as a first approximation. Significant progress towards this goal was made during the five years of the project.
Hydrogen atom in momentum space with a minimal length
Djamil Bouaziz; Nourredine Ferkous
2010-09-05T23:59:59.000Z
A momentum representation treatment of the hydrogen atom problem with a generalized uncertainty relation,which leads to a minimal length ({\\Delta}X_{i})_{min}= \\hbar \\sqrt(3{\\beta}+{\\beta}'), is presented. We show that the distance squared operator can be factorized in the case {\\beta}'=2{\\beta}. We analytically solve the s-wave bound-state equation. The leading correction to the energy spectrum caused by the minimal length depends on \\sqrt{\\beta}. An upper bound for the minimal length is found to be about 10^{-9} fm.
Minimal Length Effects on Tunnelling from Spherically Symmetric Black Holes
Benrong Mu; Peng Wang; Haitang Yang
2015-01-24T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we investigate effects of the minimal length on quantum tunnelling from spherically symmetric black holes using the Hamilton-Jacobi method incorporating the minimal length. We first derive the deformed Hamilton-Jacobi equations for scalars and fermions, both of which have the same expressions. The minimal length correction to the Hawking temperature is found to depend on the black hole's mass and the mass and angular momentum of emitted particles. Finally, we calculate a Schwarzschild black hole's luminosity and find the black hole evaporates to zero mass in infinite time.
Minimal Length Effects on Tunnelling from Spherically Symmetric Black Holes
Mu, Benrong; Yang, Haitang
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we investigate effects of the minimal length on quantum tunnelling from spherically symmetric black holes using the Hamilton-Jacobi method incorporating the minimal length. We first derive the deformed Hamilton-Jacobi equations for scalars and fermions, both of which have the same expressions. The minimal length correction to the Hawking temperature is found to depend on the black hole's mass and the mass and angular momentum of emitted particles. Finally, we calculate a Schwarzschild black hole's luminosity and find the black hole evaporates to zero mass in infinite time.
Inflationary universe in the presence of a minimal measurable length
A. Mohammadi; Ahmed Farag Ali; T. Golanbari; A. Aghamohammadi; Kh. Saaidi; Mir Faizal
2015-05-17T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we will study the effect of having a minimum measurable length on inflationary cosmology. We will analyse the inflationary cosmology in the Jacobson approach. In this approach, gravity is viewed as an emergent thermodynamical phenomena. We will demonstrate that the existence of a minimum measurable length will modify the Friedmann equations in the Jacobson approach. We will use this modified Friedmann equation to analyse the effect of minimum measurable length scale on inflationary cosmology. This analysis will be performed using the Hamiltonian-Jacobi approach. We compare our results to recent data, and find that our model may agree with the recent data.
Inflationary universe in the presence of a minimal measurable length
Mohammadi, A; Golanbari, T; Aghamohammadi, A; Saaidi, Kh; Faizal, Mir
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we will study the effect of having a minimum measurable length on inflationary cosmology. We will analyse the inflationary cosmology in the Jacobson approach. In this approach, gravity is viewed as an emergent thermodynamical phenomena. We will demonstrate that the existence of a minimum measurable length will modify the Friedmann equations in the Jacobson approach. We will use this modified Friedmann equation to analyse the effect of minimum measurable length scale on inflationary cosmology. This analysis will be performed using the Hamiltonian-Jacobi approach. We compare our results to recent data, and find that our model may agree with the recent data.
A coarse entropy-rigidity theorem and discrete length-volume inequalities
Kinneberg, Kyle Edward
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A discrete length-volume inequality . . . . . . . .v 3 Length-volume inequalities revisitedlength-volume inequality for cubes . . . . . . . . . . . .
EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit
EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science CASA-Report 14 and Applications Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology P.O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands ISSN: 0926-4507 #12;#12;HOMOGENIZATION AND DIMENSION REDUCTION
Agarwal, Gunjan
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This work presents the size-selective sorting of biological cells using the assembly process known as Templated Assembly by Selective Removal (TASR). This research has demonstrated experimentally, for the first time, the ...
FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS
Ratner, D.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
more than double the coherent, FEL power over the satura-FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS ? D.Figure 11: Post-saturation FEL pulse energy for a taper with
Inferring the Rate-Length Law of Protein Folding
Lane, Thomas J
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the rate-length scaling law of protein folding, a key undetermined scaling law in the analytical theory of protein folding. We demonstrate that chain length is a dominant factor determining folding times, and that the unambiguous determination of the way chain length corre- lates with folding times could provide key mechanistic insight into the folding process. Four specific proposed laws (power law, exponential, and two stretched exponentials) are tested against one an- other, and it is found that the power law best explains the data. At the same time, the fit power law results in rates that are very fast, nearly unreasonably so in a biological context. We show that any of the proposed forms are viable, conclude that more data is necessary to unequivocally infer the rate-length law, and that such data could be obtained through a small number of protein folding experiments on large protein domains.
Formation lengths of hadrons in lepto-production
Levon Grigoryan
2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
The average formation lengths of the hadrons produced during the deep inelastic scattering (DIS) of leptons on protons are studied in the framework of the symmetric Lund model. It is shown that these formation lengths essentially depend on the electric charges of the hadron. For electro-production and charged current (CC) neutrino-production, the average formation lengths of positively charged particles are larger than those of negatively charged antiparticles. This situation is reversed for CC antineutrino-production. In all the mentioned cases, the main mechanism is the direct production of hadrons. The additional mechanism of hadron production, through the decay of resonances, is essential only for pions and leads to a decrease in the average formation lengths.
Applying Vocal Tract Length Normalization to Meeting Recordings
Garau, Giulia; Renals, Steve; Hain, Thomas
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Vocal Tract Length Normalisation (VTLN) is a commonly used technique to normalise for inter-speaker variability. It is based on the speaker-specific warping of the frequency axis, parameterised by a scalar warp factor. ...
Hausdorff dimension, anyonic distribution functions, and duality
Wellington da Cruz
1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We obtain the distribution functions for anyonic excitations classified into equivalence classes labeled by Hausdorff dimension $h$ and as an example of such anyonic systems, we consider the collective excitations of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect (FQHE). We also introduce the concept of duality between such classes, defined by $\\tilde{h}=3-h$. In this way, we confirm that the filling factors for which the FQHE were observed just appears into these classes and the internal duality for a given class $h$ or $\\tilde{h}$ is between quasihole and quasiparticle excitations for these FQHE systems. Exchanges of dual pairs $(\
NONLINEAR MODELS IN 2 +{epsilon} DIMENSIONS
Friedan, D.
1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
A generalization of the nonlinear ~ model is considered. The field takes values in a compact manifold M and the coupling is determined by a Riemannian metric on H. The model is renormalizable in 2 + ~ dimensions, the renormalization group acting on the infinite dimensional space of Riemannian metrics. Topological properties of the p-function and solutions of the fixed point equation R{sub ij}-?g{sub ij}=?{sub i}v{sub j}+?{sub j}v{sub i}, ?=±1 or 0, are discussed.
Interacting spin-2 fields in three dimensions
Afshar, Hamid R; Merbis, Wout
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Using the frame formulation of multi-gravity in three dimensions, we show that demanding the presence of secondary constraints which remove the Boulware-Deser ghosts restricts the possible interaction terms of the theory and identifies invertible frame field combinations whose effective metric may consistently couple to matter. The resulting ghost-free theories can be represented by theory graphs which are trees. In the case of three frame fields, we explicitly show that the requirement of positive masses and energies for the bulk spin-2 modes in AdS$_3$ is consistent with a positive central charge for the putative dual CFT$_2$.
Interacting spin-2 fields in three dimensions
Hamid R. Afshar; Eric A. Bergshoeff; Wout Merbis
2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z
Using the frame formulation of multi-gravity in three dimensions, we show that demanding the presence of secondary constraints which remove the Boulware-Deser ghosts restricts the possible interaction terms of the theory and identifies invertible frame field combinations whose effective metric may consistently couple to matter. The resulting ghost-free theories can be represented by theory graphs which are trees. In the case of three frame fields, we explicitly show that the requirement of positive masses and energies for the bulk spin-2 modes in AdS$_3$ is consistent with a positive central charge for the putative dual CFT$_2$.
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Antenna mechanism of length control of actin cables
Lishibanya Mohapatra; Bruce L. Goode; Jane Kondev
2015-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
Actin cables are linear cytoskeletal structures that serve as tracks for myosin-based intracellular transport of vesicles and organelles in both yeast and mammalian cells. In a yeast cell undergoing budding, cables are in constant dynamic turnover yet some cables grow from the bud neck toward the back of the mother cell until their length roughly equals the diameter of the mother cell. This raises the question: how is the length of these cables controlled? Here we describe a novel molecular mechanism for cable length control inspired by recent experimental observations in cells. This antenna mechanism involves three key proteins: formins, which polymerize actin, Smy1 proteins, which bind formins and inhibit actin polymerization, and myosin motors, which deliver Smy1 to formins, leading to a length-dependent actin polymerization rate. We compute the probability distribution of cable lengths as a function of several experimentally tuneable parameters such as the formin-binding affinity of Smy1 and the concentration of myosin motors delivering Smy1. These results provide testable predictions of the antenna mechanism of actin-cable length control.
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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The US Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories have a long history of excellence in performing research and development in a number of areas, including the basic sciences, applied-energy technology, and weapons-related technology. Although technology transfer has always been an element of DOE and laboratory activities, it has received increasing emphasis in recent years as US industrial competitiveness has eroded and efforts have increased to better utilize the research and development resources the laboratories provide. This document, Technology '90, is the latest in a series that is intended to communicate some of the many opportunities available for US industry and universities to work with the DOE and its laboratories in the vital activity of improving technology transfer to meet national needs. Technology '90 is divided into three sections: Overview, Technologies, and Laboratories. The Overview section describes the activities and accomplishments of the DOE research and development program offices. The Technologies section provides descriptions of new technologies developed at the DOE laboratories. The Laboratories section presents information on the missions, programs, and facilities of each laboratory, along with a name and telephone number of a technology transfer contact for additional information. Separate papers were prepared for appropriate sections of this report.
DIMENSIONS of DISCOVERY Sponsored Program Awards
Ginzel, Matthew
construction & management technology, from Mezzetta Construction Services, $634,287, "IHCDA Home Energy of Egypt,$10,000,"09/10 Em- bassy ofArab Republic of Egypt Government." Borch, Richard F; medicinal
The Local Dimension: a method to quantify the Cosmic Web
Prakash Sarkar; Somnath Bharadwaj
2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
It is now well accepted that the galaxies are distributed in filaments, sheets and clusters all of which form an interconnected network known as the Cosmic Web. It is a big challenge to quantify the shapes of the interconnected structural elements that form this network. Tools like the Minkowski functionals which use global properties, though well suited for an isolated object like a single sheet or filament, are not suited for an interconnected network of such objects. We consider the Local Dimension $D$, defined through $N(R)=A R^D$, where $N(R)$ is the galaxy number count within a sphere of comoving radius $R$ centered on a particular galaxy, as a tool to locally quantify the shape in the neigbourhood of different galaxies along the Cosmic Web. We expect $D \\sim 1,2$ and 3 for a galaxy located in a filament, sheet and cluster respectively. Using LCDM N-body simulations we find that it is possible to determine $D$ through a power law fit to $N(R)$ across the length-scales 2 to $10 {\\rm Mpc}$ for $\\sim 33 %$ of the galaxies. We have visually identified the filaments and sheets corresponding to many of the galaxies with $D \\sim 1$ and 2 respectively. In several other situations the structure responsible for the $D$ value could not be visually identified, either due to its being tenuous or due to other dominating structures in the vicinity. We also show that the global distribution of the $D$ values can be used to visualize and interpret how the different structural elements are woven into the Cosmic Web.
Shape Dynamics in 2+1 Dimensions
Timothy Budd; Tim Koslowski
2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
Shape Dynamics is a formulation of General Relativity where refoliation invariance is traded for local spatial conformal invariance. In this paper we explicitly construct Shape Dynamics for a torus universe in 2+1 dimensions through a linking gauge theory that ensures dynamical equivalence with General Relativity. The Hamiltonian we obtain is formally a reduced phase space Hamiltonian. The construction of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian on higher genus surfaces is not explicitly possible, but we give an explicit expansion of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian for large CMC volume. The fact that all local constraints are linear in momenta allows us to quantize these explicitly, and the quantization problem for Shape Dynamics turns out to be equivalent to reduced phase space quantization. We consider the large CMC-volume asymptotics of conformal transformations of the wave function. We then use the similarity of Shape Dynamics on the 2-torus with the explicitly constructible strong gravity (BKL) Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian in higher dimensions to suggest a quantization strategy for Shape Dynamics.
Physical Vacuum Properties and Internal Space Dimension
M. V. Gorbatenko; A. V. Pushkin
2004-09-25T23:59:59.000Z
The paper addresses matrix spaces, whose properties and dynamics are determined by Dirac matrices in Riemannian spaces of different dimension and signature. Among all Dirac matrix systems there are such ones, which nontrivial scalar, vector or other tensors cannot be made up from. These Dirac matrix systems are associated with the vacuum state of the matrix space. The simplest vacuum system realization can be ensured using the orthonormal basis in the internal matrix space. This vacuum system realization is not however unique. The case of 7-dimensional Riemannian space of signature 7(-) is considered in detail. In this case two basically different vacuum system realizations are possible: (1) with using the orthonormal basis; (2) with using the oblique-angled basis, whose base vectors coincide with the simple roots of algebra E_{8}. Considerations are presented, from which it follows that the least-dimension space bearing on physics is the Riemannian 11-dimensional space of signature 1(-)& 10(+). The considerations consist in the condition of maximum vacuum energy density and vacuum fluctuation energy density.
Feedback Mechanism for Microtubule Length Regulation by Stathmin Gradients
Maria Zeitz; Jan Kierfeld
2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
We formulate and analyze a theoretical model for the regulation of microtubule (MT) polymerization dynamics by the signaling proteins Rac1 and stathmin. In cells, the MT growth rate is inhibited by cytosolic stathmin, which, in turn, is inactivated by Rac1. Growing MTs activate Rac1 at the cell edge, which closes a positive feedback loop. We investigate both tubulin sequestering and catastrophe promotion as mechanisms for MT growth inhibition by stathmin. For a homogeneous stathmin concentration in the absence of Rac1, we find a switch-like regulation of the MT mean length by stathmin. For constitutively active Rac1 at the cell edge, stathmin is deactivated locally, which establishes a spatial gradient of active stathmin. In this gradient, we find a stationary bimodal MT length distributions for both mechanisms of MT growth inhibition by stathmin. One subpopulation of the bimodal length distribution can be identified with fast growing and long pioneering MTs in the region near the cell edge, which have been observed experimentally. The feedback loop is closed through Rac1 activation by MTs. For tubulin sequestering by stathmin, this establishes a bistable switch with two stable states: one stable state corresponds to upregulated MT mean length and bimodal MT length distributions, i.e., pioneering MTs; the other stable state corresponds to an interrupted feedback with short MTs. Stochastic effects as well as external perturbations can trigger switching events. For catastrophe promoting stathmin we do not find bistability.
Self-consistent bounces in two dimensions
Baacke, Juergen; Kevlishvili, Nina [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund (Germany)
2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We compute bounce solutions describing false vacuum decay in a {phi}{sup 4} model in two dimensions in the Hartree approximation, thus going beyond the usual one-loop corrections to the decay rate. We use zero energy mode functions of the fluctuation operator for the numerical computation of the functional determinant and the Green's function. We thus avoid the necessity of discretizing the spectrum, as it is necessary when one uses numerical techniques based on eigenfunctions. Regularization is performed in analogy of standard perturbation theory; the renormalization of the Hartree approximation is based on the two-particle point-irreducible scheme. The iteration towards the self-consistent solution is found to converge for some range of the parameters. Within this range we find the corrections to the leading one-loop approximation to be relatively small, not exceeding 1 order of magnitude in the total transition rate.
Solar Energy Generation in Three Dimensions
Bernardi, Marco; Wan, Jin H; Villalon, Rachelle; Grossman, Jeffrey C
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Optimizing the conversion of solar energy to electricity is central to the World's future energy economy. Flat photovoltaic panels are commonly deployed in residential and commercial rooftop installations without sun tracking systems and using simple installation guidelines to optimize solar energy collection. Large-scale solar energy generation plants use bulky and expensive sun trackers to avoid cosine losses from photovoltaic panels or to concentrate sunlight with mirrors onto heating fluids.[1,2] However, none of these systems take advantage of the three-dimensional nature of our biosphere, so that solar energy collection largely occurs on flat structures in contrast with what is commonly observed in Nature.[3,4] Here we formulate, solve computationally and study experimentally the problem of collecting solar energy in three-dimensions.[5] We demonstrate that absorbers and reflectors can be combined in the absence of sun tracking to build three-dimensional photovoltaic (3DPV) structures that can generate ...
Improved Bounds on Universal Extra Dimensions
Thomas Flacke
2006-05-13T23:59:59.000Z
We report on recent constraints on models with a flat ``universal'' extra dimension in which all Standard Model fields propagate in the bulk. A significantly improved constraint on the compactification scale is obtained from the extended set of electroweak precision observables accurately measured at LEP1 and LEP2. We find a lower bound of 1/R > 700 (800) GeV at the 99% (95%) confidence level. Comparison of this constraint with the relic density of Kaluza-Klein dark matter for the Minimal UED model points towards the necessity of including non-minimal boundary terms which motivates studying alternative Kaluza-Klein dark matter candidates. Results for the one-loop induced magnetic dipole moment for Kaluza-Klein neutrino dark matter are presented. This talk is based on Phys.Rev.D73:095002,2006 and hep-ph/0601161.
Extra dimensions, orthopositronium decay, and stellar cooling
Alexander Friedland; Maurizio Giannotti
2007-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
In a class of extra dimensional models with a warped metric and a single brane the photon can be localized on the brane by gravity only. An intriguing feature of these models is the possibility of the photon escaping into the extra dimensions. The search for this effect has motivated the present round of precision orthopositronium decay experiments. We point out that in this framework a photon in plasma should be metastable. We consider the astrophysical consequences of this observation, in particular, what it implies for the plasmon decay rate in globular cluster stars and for the core-collapse supernova cooling rate. The resulting bounds on the model parameter exceed the possible reach of orthopositronium experiments by many orders of magnitude.
Temkin, Richard [MIT
2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z
Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) is needed for plasma heating, current drive, plasma stability control, and other applications in fusion energy sciences research. The program of fusion energy sciences supported by U. S. DOE, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Sciences relies on the development of ECH technology to meet the needs of several plasma devices working at the frontier of fusion energy sciences research. The largest operating ECH system in the world is at DIII-D, consisting of six 1 MW, 110 GHz gyrotrons capable of ten second pulsed operation, plus two newer gyrotrons. The ECH Technology Development research program investigated the options for upgrading the DIII-D 110 GHz ECH system. Options included extending present-day 1 MW technology to 1.3 – 1.5 MW power levels or developing an entirely new approach to achieve up to 2 MW of power per gyrotron. The research consisted of theoretical research and designs conducted by Communication and Power Industries of Palo Alto, CA working with MIT. Results of the study would be validated in a later phase by research on short pulse length gyrotrons at MIT and long pulse / cw gyrotrons in industry. This research follows a highly successful program of development that has led to the highly reliable, six megawatt ECH system at the DIII-D tokamak. Eventually, gyrotrons at the 1.5 megawatt to multi-megawatt power level will be needed for heating and current drive in large scale plasmas including ITER and DEMO.
Pumping current of a Luttinger liquid with finite length
Sebastián Franchino Viñas; Pablo Pisani; Mariano Salvay
2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
We study transport properties in a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid in the presence of two time-dependent point like weak impurities, taking into account finite-length effects. By employing analytical methods and performing a perturbation theory, we compute the backscattering pumping current (I_bs) in different regimes which can be established in relation to the oscillatory frequency of the impurities and to the frequency related to the length and the renormalized velocity (by the electron-electron interactions) of the charge density modes. We investigate the role played by the spatial position of the impurity potentials. We also show how the previous infinite length results for I_bs are modified by the finite size of the system.
Critical Waves and the Length Problem of Biology
Laughlin, R B
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is pointed out that the mystery of how biological systems measure their lengths vanishes away if one premises that they have discovered a way to generate linear waves analogous to compressional sound. These can be used to detect length at either large or small scales using echo timing and fringe counting. It is shown that suitable linear chemical potential waves can, in fact, be manufactured by tuning to criticality conventional reaction-diffusion with a small number substances. Min oscillations in E. coli are cited as precedent resonant length measurement using chemical potential waves analogous to laser detection. Mitotic structures in eucaryotes are identified as candidates for such an effect at higher frequency. The engineering principle is shown to be very general and functionally the same as that used by hearing organs. PNAS Significance Statement: This paper invokes physical principles to address the question of how living things might use reaction-diffusion to measure out and regulate the many thou...
Constructive Dimension and Weak Truth-Table Degrees
Doty, David
dimension dimH(S) and constructive packing dimension dimP(S) is weak truth-table equivalent to a sequence R with dimH(R) dimH(S)/dimP(S) - , for arbitrary > 0. Furthermore, if dimP(S) > 0, then dimP(R) 1H(S) = dimP(S)) such that dimH(S) > 0, the wtt degree of S has constructive Hausdorff and packing dimension
Chaos in a well : Effects of competing length scales
R. Sankaranarayanan; A. Lakshminarayan; V. B. Sheorey
2001-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
A discontinuous generalization of the standard map, which arises naturally as the dynamics of a periodically kicked particle in a one dimensional infinite square well potential, is examined. Existence of competing length scales, namely the width of the well and the wavelength of the external field, introduce novel dynamical behaviour. Deterministic chaos induced diffusion is observed for weak field strengths as the length scales do not match. This is related to an abrupt breakdown of rotationally invariant curves and in particular KAM tori. An approximate stability theory is derived wherein the usual standard map is a point of ``bifurcation''.
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Computing fractal dimension in supertransient systems directly, fast and reliable
Romulus Breban; Helena E. Nusse
2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z
Chaotic transients occur in many experiments including those in fluids, in simulations of the plane Couette flow, and in coupled map lattices and they are a common phenomena in dynamical systems. Superlong chaotic transients are caused by the presence of chaotic saddles whose stable sets have fractal dimensions that are close to phase-space dimension. For many physical systems chaotic saddles have a big impact on laboratory measurements, and it is important to compute the dimension of such stable sets including fractal basin boundaries through a direct method. In this work, we present a new method to compute the dimension of stable sets of chaotic saddles directly, fast, and reliable.
Universal anomalous dimensions at large spin and large twist
Apratim Kaviraj; Kallol Sen; Aninda Sinha
2015-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we consider anomalous dimensions of double trace operators at large spin ($\\ell$) and large twist ($\\tau$) in CFTs in arbitrary dimensions ($d\\geq 3$). Using analytic conformal bootstrap methods, we show that the anomalous dimensions are universal in the limit $\\ell\\gg \\tau\\gg 1$. In the course of the derivation, we extract an approximate closed form expression for the conformal blocks arising in the four point function of identical scalars in any dimension. We compare our results with two different calculations in holography and find perfect agreement.
Estimating the Attractor Dimension of the Equatorial Weather System
Melvin Leok Boon Tiong
1995-10-25T23:59:59.000Z
The correlation dimension and limit capacity serve theoretically as lower and upper bounds, respectively, of the fractal dimension of attractors of dynamic systems. In this paper, we show that estimates of the correlation dimension grow rapidly with increasing noise level in the time-series, while estimates of the limit capacity remain relatively unaffected. It is therefore proposed that the limit capacity be used in studies of noisy data, despite its heavier computational requirements. An analysis of Singapore wind data with the limit capacity estimate revealed a surprisingly low dimension (~2.5). It is suggested that further studies be made with comprehensive equatorial weather data.
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hidden? What are the new particles associated with extra dimensions? Through the production of new particles that move in the extra space, the LHC experiments will have direct...
Gauge and Higgs Boson Masses from an Extra Dimension
Graham Moir; Peter Dziennik; Nikos Irges; Francesco Knechtli; Kyoko Yoneyama
2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
We present novel calculations of the mass hierarchy of the $SU(2)$ pure gauge theory on a space-time lattice with an orbifolded fifth dimension. This theory has three parameters; the gauge coupling $\\beta$, the anisotropy $\\gamma$, which is a measure of the ratio of the lattice spacing in the four dimensions to that in the fifth dimension, and the extent of the extra dimension $N_{5}$. Using a large basis of scalar and vector operators we explore in detail the spectrum along the $\\gamma = 1$ line, and for the first time we investigate the spectrum for $\\gamma \
Quirk, W.J. [ed.
1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was established in 1952 to do research on nuclear weapons and magnetic fusion energy. Since then, we other major programs have been added including laser fusion, and laser isotope separation, biomedical and environmental science, strategic defense and applied energy technology. These programs, in turn, require research in basic scientific disciplines, including chemistry and materials science, computer science and technology, engineering and physics. In this issue, Herald Brown, the Laboratory`s third director and now counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, reminisces about his years at Livermore and comments about the Laboratory`s role in the future. Also an article on visualizing dynamic systems in three dimensions is presented. Researchers can use our interactive algorithms to translate massive quantities of numerical data into visual form and can assign the visual markers of their choice to represent three- dimensional phenomena in a two-dimensional setting, such as a monitor screen. Major work has been done in the visualization of climate modeling, but the algorithms can be used for visualizing virtually any phenomena.
Proton radius puzzle and large extra dimensions
Li-Bang Wang; Wei-Tou Ni
2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a theoretical scenario to solve the proton radius puzzle which recently arises from the muonic hydrogen experiment. In this framework, 4 + n dimensional theory is incorporated with modified gravity. The extra gravitational interaction between the proton and muon at very short range provides an energy shift which accounts for the discrepancy between spectroscopic results from muonic and electronic hydrogen experiments. Assuming the modified gravity is a small perturbation to the existing electromagnetic interaction, we find the puzzle can be solved with stringent constraint on the range of the new force. Our result not only provides a possible solution to the proton radius puzzle but also suggest a direction to test new physics at very small length scale.
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To reduce solar technology risks, DOE and its partners evaluate the performance and reliability of novel photovoltaic (PV) hardware and systems through laboratory and field testing. The focus of...
Holographic Screening Length in a Hot Plasma of Two Sphere
Ardian Nata Atmaja; Hasan Abu Kassim; Norhasliza Yusof
2015-04-16T23:59:59.000Z
We study the screening length of a quark-antiquark pair moving in a hot plasma living in two sphere $S^2$ manifold using AdS/CFT correspondence where the background metric is four dimensional Schwarzschild-AdS black hole. The geodesic solution of the string ends at the boundary is given by a stationary motion in the equatorial plane as such the separation length $L$ of quark-antiquark pair is parallel to the angular velocity $\\omega$. The screening length and the bound energy are computed numerically using Mathematica. We find that the plots are bounded from below by some functions related to the momentum transfer $P_c$ of the drag force configuration. We compare the result by computing the screening length in the quark-antiquark reference frame where the gravity dual are "Boost-AdS" and Kerr-AdS black holes. Finding relations of the parameters of both black holes, we argue that the relation between mass parameters $M_{Sch}$ of the Schwarzschild-AdS black hole and $M_{Kerr}$ of the Kerr-AdS black hole in high temperature is given by $M_{Kerr}=M_{Sch}(1-a^2l^2)^{3/2}$, where $a$ is the angular momentum parameter.
Length control of microtubules by depolymerizing motor proteins
Bindu S. Govindan; Manoj Gopalakrishnan; Debashish Chowdhury
2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z
In many intracellular processes, the length distribution of microtubules is controlled by depolymerizing motor proteins. Experiments have shown that, following non-specific binding to the surface of a microtubule, depolymerizers are transported to the microtubule tip(s) by diffusion or directed walk and, then, depolymerize the microtubule from the tip(s) after accumulating there. We develop a quantitative model to study the depolymerizing action of such a generic motor protein, and its possible effects on the length distribution of microtubules. We show that, when the motor protein concentration in solution exceeds a critical value, a steady state is reached where the length distribution is, in general, non-monotonic with a single peak. However, for highly processive motors and large motor densities, this distribution effectively becomes an exponential decay. Our findings suggest that such motor proteins may be selectively used by the cell to ensure precise control of MT lengths. The model is also used to analyze experimental observations of motor-induced depolymerization.
TIME CONSTANTS AND ELECTROTONIC LENGTH OF MEMBRANE CYLINDERS
Zucker, Robert S.
TIME CONSTANTS AND ELECTROTONIC LENGTH OF MEMBRANE CYLINDERS AND NEURONS WILFRID RALL From electrophysiological experiments. It depends upon the several time con- stants present in passive decay of membrane membrane time constant, Tm = RmCm, observed in the decay of a uniform membrane potential, there exist many
Performing local similarity searches with variable length seeds
CsÃ¼rÃ¶s, MiklÃ³s
Performing local similarity searches with variable length seeds MiklÂ´os CsurÂ¨os DÂ´epartement d manner. The algorithm uses a single parameter to control the speed of the similarity search there are many inventions that improve the speed of a full sensitivity search (e.g., [3]), a full-scale search
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers Eric Rawdon,
Bigelow, Stephen
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers Eric Rawdon, Akos Dobay, John C. Kern fluctuating knotted polymer rings affect their various spatial characteristics such as the radius of the smallest sphere enclosing momentary configurations of simulated polymer chains. We describe how the average
Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloys
Valasek, John
Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloys Kenton Kirkpatrick John Valasek Aerospace Engineering Department Texas A&M University AIAA GNC Conference 21 August 2008 Honolulu;Kirkpatrick & Valasek - 5 Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) Metallic Alloys used as actuators Shape Memory Effect
Branch length distribution in TREF fractionated polyethylene Ramnath Ramachandran a
Beaucage, Gregory
Branch length distribution in TREF fractionated polyethylene Ramnath Ramachandran a , Gregory Keywords: Polyethylene Branching Neutron scattering a b s t r a c t Commercial polyethylene is typically and catalyst activity. Further, processing of polyethylene after polymerization may also result in changes
Lolon, Elyezer P.
2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
Low-permeability gas wells often produce less than predicted after a fracture treatment. One of the reasons for this is that fracture lengths calculated after stimulation are often less than designed lengths. While actual fracture lengths may...
Memory technology evolution: an overview of system memory technologies
Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"
Memory technology evolution: an overview of system memory technologies technology brief, 7th............................................................................................................................ 5 SDRAM technology ................................................................................. 8 Advanced memory technologies
Reduction of dimension for nonlinear dynamical systems
Heather A. Harrington; Robert A. Van Gorder
2015-08-24T23:59:59.000Z
We consider reduction of dimension for nonlinear dynamical systems. We demonstrate that in some cases, one can reduce a nonlinear system of equations into a single equation for one of the state variables, and this can be useful for computing the solution when using a variety of analytical approaches. In the case where this reduction is possible, we employ differential elimination to obtain the reduced system. While analytical, the approach is algorithmic, and is implemented in symbolic software such as {\\sc MAPLE} or {\\sc SageMath}. In other cases, the reduction cannot be performed strictly in terms of differential operators, and one obtains integro-differential operators, which may still be useful. In either case, one can use the reduced equation to both approximate solutions for the state variables and perform chaos diagnostics more efficiently than could be done for the original higher-dimensional system, as well as to construct Lyapunov functions which help in the large-time study of the state variables. A number of chaotic and hyperchaotic dynamical systems are used as examples in order to motivate the approach.
Anomalous dimensions determine the power counting -- Wilsonian RG analysis of nuclear EFT --
Harada, K; Harada, Koji; Kubo, Hirofumi
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Legendre flow equation, a version of exact Wilsonian renormalization group (WRG) equation, is employed to consider the power counting issues in Nuclear Effective Field Theory. A WRG approach is an ideal framework because it is nonperturbative and does not require any prescribed power counting rule. The power counting is determined systematically from the scaling dimensions of the operators at the nontrivial fixed point. The phase structure is emphasized and the inverse of the scattering length, which is identified as a relevant coupling, is shown to play a role of the order parameter. The relations to the work done by Birse, McGovern, and Richardson and to the Kaplan-Savage-Wise scheme are explained.
Anomalous dimensions determine the power counting -- Wilsonian RG analysis of nuclear EFT --
Koji Harada; Hirofumi Kubo
2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
The Legendre flow equation, a version of exact Wilsonian renormalization group (WRG) equation, is employed to consider the power counting issues in Nuclear Effective Field Theory. A WRG approach is an ideal framework because it is nonperturbative and does not require any prescribed power counting rule. The power counting is determined systematically from the scaling dimensions of the operators at the nontrivial fixed point. The phase structure is emphasized and the inverse of the scattering length, which is identified as a relevant coupling, is shown to play a role of the order parameter. The relations to the work done by Birse, McGovern, and Richardson and to the Kaplan-Savage-Wise scheme are explained.
Triviality of the BCS-BEC crossover in extended dimensions: Implications for the ground state energy
Nussinov, Zohar [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63160-4899 (United States); Nussinov, Shmuel [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)
2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Cold atom traps and certain neutron star layers may contain fermions with separation much larger than the range of pairwise potentials yet much shorter than the scattering length. Such systems can display universal characteristics independent of the details of the short range interactions. Our main result is that for space dimensions D smaller than two and larger than four a specific extension of this problem is amenable to exact results. In particular, the energy per particle at the BCS-BEC crossover point is equal to the energy of the free fermion system in all D{<=}2 whereas this energy is rigorously nonpositive (and potentially vanishing) in all D{>=}4. We discuss the D=3 case. A particular unjustified recipe suggests {xi}=1/2 in D=3.
LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
Minnesota, University of
Lab I - 1 LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION In this laboratory you will measure with your instructor. Remember, one of the reasons for doing physics in a laboratory setting is to help you this laboratory, you should be able to: · Describe completely the motion of any object moving in one dimension
A note on exclusion statistics parameter and Hausdorff dimension
Wellington da Cruz
1998-03-05T23:59:59.000Z
We obtain for an anyon gas in the high temperature limit a relation between the exclusion statistics parameter $g$ and the Hausdorff dimension $h$, given by $g=h(2-h)$. The anyonic excitations are classified into equivalence classes labeled by Hausdorff dimension, $h$, and in that limit, the parameter $g$ give us the second virial coefficient for any statistics, $\
SCIENCE IN HIGH DIMENSIONS: MULTIPARAMETER MODELS AND BIG DATA
Sethna, James P.
SCIENCE IN HIGH DIMENSIONS: MULTIPARAMETER MODELS AND BIG DATA A Dissertation Presented #12;SCIENCE IN HIGH DIMENSIONS: MULTIPARAMETER MODELS AND BIG DATA Ricky Chachra, Ph.D. Cornell parameters as well as a large-dimensional space of predicted data. These high-dimensional spaces of inputs
The Wavelet Dimension Function for Real Dilations and Dilations Admitting
Bownik, Marcin
The Wavelet Dimension Function for Real Dilations and Dilations Admitting non-MSF Wavelets Marcin Bownik and Darrin Speegle Abstract. The wavelet dimension function for arbitrary real dila- tions is defined and used to address several questions involving the existence of MRA wavelets and well
Moment Based Dimension Reduction for Multivariate Response Regression
Bura, Efstathia
Moment Based Dimension Reduction for Multivariate Response Regression Xiangrong Yin Efstathia Bura January 20, 2005 Abstract Dimension reduction aims to reduce the complexity of a regression without re- quiring a pre-specified model. In the case of multivariate response regressions, covariance
Effects of Ultramicroelectrode Dimensions on the Electropolymerization of Polypyrrole
Fletcher, Benjamin L [ORNL; Fern, Jared T. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Rhodes, Kevin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); McKnight, Timothy E [ORNL; Fowlkes, Jason Davidson [ORNL; Retterer, Scott T [ORNL; Keffer, David J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Simpson, Michael L [ORNL; Doktycz, Mitchel John [ORNL
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Anode geometry can significantly affect the electrochemical synthesis of conductive polymers. Here, the effects of anode dimensions on the electropolymerization of pyrrole are investigated. Band microelectrodes were prepared with widths ranging from 2 to 500 {micro}m. The anode dimension has a significant effect on the resulting thickness of polymer film. The electropolymerization process deviates significantly from that predicted by simple mass transfer considerations when electrode dimensions are less than {approx}20 {micro}m. Polymer film thickness is thinner than expected when electrode dimensions become less than {approx}10 {micro}m. A simple mathematical model was derived to explain the observed effects of anode dimensions on the polymerization process. Simulation results confirm that diffusive loss of reaction intermediates accounts for the observed experimental trends. The described simulation facilitates understanding of the electropolymerization processes and approaches to the controlled deposition of polypyrrole, particularly at the submicron scale, for microelectromechanical systems and biomedical applications.
is that the islands tend to buckle during anneal- ing to relieve stress, in addition to their lateral expansion Fig. 1Reduced buckling in one dimension versus two dimensions of a compressively strained film may permit undesirable roughening buckling of a compressively strained film. In this work, we
Multi-length Scale Modeling of Titanium Nitride Coatings
Grujicic, Mica
Multi-length Scale Modeling of Titanium Nitride Coatings M. Grujicic and S. G. LaiM. Grujicic and S Conservation Circumferential Momentum Conservation Thermal Energy Balance Species Continuity Dependent of Titanium Nitride Surface Species TiCl4(S): NH2(S): TiCl2(S): NH(S): TiCl(S): N(S): Ti (S): N*(S): Ti*(S): N
Critical Waves and the Length Problem of Biology
R. B. Laughlin
2015-04-17T23:59:59.000Z
It is pointed out that the mystery of how biological systems measure their lengths vanishes away if one premises that they have discovered a way to generate linear waves analogous to compressional sound. These can be used to detect length at either large or small scales using echo timing and fringe counting. It is shown that suitable linear chemical potential waves can, in fact, be manufactured by tuning to criticality conventional reaction-diffusion with a small number substances. Min oscillations in E. coli are cited as precedent resonant length measurement using chemical potential waves analogous to laser detection. Mitotic structures in eucaryotes are identified as candidates for such an effect at higher frequency. The engineering principle is shown to be very general and functionally the same as that used by hearing organs. PNAS Significance Statement: This paper invokes physical principles to address the question of how living things might use reaction-diffusion to measure out and regulate the many thousands of lengths required to make their body parts and internal organs. It argues that two ideas have been missing. One is that oscillation is necessary to achieve the necessary design stability and plasticity. The other is that the system must be tuned to criticality to stabilize the propagation velocity, thus enabling clocks to function as meter sticks. The broader significance is twofold: First, a fundamental piece of the machinery of life is probably invisible to present-day biochemical methods because they are too slow. Second, the simplicity of growth and form identified a century ago by D'Arcy Thompson is probably a symptom of biological engineering strategies, not primitive law.
Dangerous implications of a minimum length in quantum gravity
Cosimo Bambi; Katherine Freese
2008-07-17T23:59:59.000Z
The existence of a minimum length and a generalization of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle seem to be two fundamental ingredients required in any consistent theory of quantum gravity. In this letter we show that they would predict dangerous processes which are phenomenologically unacceptable. For example, long--lived virtual super--Planck mass black holes may lead to rapid proton decay. Possible solutions of this puzzle are briefly discussed.
Predicting Pattern Tooling and Casting Dimensions for Investment Casting - Phase II
Sabau, Adrian S [ORNL
2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The investment casting process allows the production of complex-shape parts and close dimensional tolerances. One of the most important phases in the investment casting process is the design of the pattern die. Pattern dies are used to create wax patterns by injecting wax into dies. The wax patterns are used to create a ceramic shell by the application of a series of ceramic coatings, and the alloy is cast into the dewaxed shell mold (Fig. 1.1). However, the complexity of shape and the close dimensional tolerances required in the final casting make it difficult to determine tooling dimensions. The final linear dimension of the casting depends on the cumulative effects of the linear expansions or contractions in each step of the investment casting process (Fig. 1.2). In most cases, the mold geometry or cores restrict the shrinkage of the pattern or the cast part, and the final casting dimensions may be affected by time-dependent processes such as viscoelastic deformation of the wax, and viscoplastic creep and plastic deformations of the shell and alloy. The pattern die is often reworked several times to produce castings whose dimensions are within acceptable tolerances. To date, investment casting technology has been based on hands-on training and experience. Technical literature is limited to experimental, phenomenological studies aimed at obtaining empirical correlations for quick and easy application in industry. The goal of this project was to predict casting dimensions for investment castings in order to meet blueprint nominal during the first casting run. Several interactions have to be considered in a coupled manner to determine the shrinkage factors: these are the die-wax, wax-shell, and shell-alloy interactions (as illustrated in Fig. 1.3). In this work, the deformations of the die-wax and shell-alloy systems were considered in a coupled manner, while the coupled deformation of the wax-shell system was not considered. Future work is needed in order to deliver to industry a computer program in which all three systems are coupled for determining the dimensions of the wax pattern, the shell mold, and casting in a sequential but coupled manner.
Grin', E. A.; Bochkarev, V. I. [JSC 'All-Russia Thermal Engineering Institute' (JSC 'VTI') (Russian Federation)] [JSC 'All-Russia Thermal Engineering Institute' (JSC 'VTI') (Russian Federation)
2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
An approach for estimating the permissible dimensions of technological defects in butt welded joints in category III and IV pipelines is described. The allowable size of a welding defect is determined from the condition of compliance with the specifications on strength for a reference cross section (damaged joint) of the pipeline taking into account its weakening by a given defect.With regard to the fairly widespread discovery of technological defects in butt welded joints during diagnostics of auxiliary pipelines for thermal electric power plants, the proposed approach can be used in practice by repair and consulting organizations.
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with nuclear fast reactors, pyroprocessing would: 4 Allow 100 times more of the energy in uranium ore production by recycling the uranium and transuranics to fast reactors for energy production. 4 Markedly are developing and refining several pyroprocessing technologies for both light water and fast reactors, working
Biltoft, P J
2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The environmental condition called vacuum is created any time the pressure of a gas is reduced compared to atmospheric pressure. On earth we typically create a vacuum by connecting a pump capable of moving gas to a relatively leak free vessel. Through operation of the gas pump the number of gas molecules per unit volume is decreased within the vessel. As soon as one creates a vacuum natural forces (in this case entropy) work to restore equilibrium pressure; the practical effect of this is that gas molecules attempt to enter the evacuated space by any means possible. It is useful to think of vacuum in terms of a gas at a pressure below atmospheric pressure. In even the best vacuum vessels ever created there are approximately 3,500,000 molecules of gas per cubic meter of volume remaining inside the vessel. The lowest pressure environment known is in interstellar space where there are approximately four molecules of gas per cubic meter. Researchers are currently developing vacuum technology components (pumps, gauges, valves, etc.) using micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. Miniature vacuum components and systems will open the possibility for significant savings in energy cost and will open the doors to advances in electronics, manufacturing and semiconductor fabrication. In conclusion, an understanding of the basic principles of vacuum technology as presented in this summary is essential for the successful execution of all projects that involve vacuum technology. Using the principles described above, a practitioner of vacuum technology can design a vacuum system that will achieve the project requirements.
Physical Interpretation of the 26 Dimensions of Bosonic String Theory
Frank D. Smith Jr
2002-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
The 26 dimensions of Closed Unoriented Bosonic String Theory are interpreted as the 26 dimensions of the traceless Jordan algebra J3(O)o of 3x3 Octonionic matrices, with each of the 3 Octonionic dimenisons of J3(O)o having the following physical interpretation: 4-dimensional physical spacetime plus 4-dimensional internal symmetry space; 8 first-generation fermion particles; 8 first-generation fermion anti-particles. This interpretation is consistent with interpreting the strings as World Lines of the Worlds of Many-Worlds Quantum Theory and the 26 dimensions as the degrees of freedom of the Worlds of the Many-Worlds.
Tri-Cities Index of Innovation and Technology
Fowler, Richard A.; Scott, Michael J.; Butner, Ryan S.
2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z
In 2001 and 2004, the Economic Development Office of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory published companion reports to the Washington Technology Center Index studies that provided additional information on the Tri-Cities (Kennewick-Richland-Pasco) area of the state, its technology businesses, and important advantages that the Tri-Cities have as places to live and do business. These reports also compared the Tri-Cities area to other technology-based metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest and nation along critical dimensions known to be important to technology firms. This report updates the material in these earlier reports, and highlights a growing Tri-Cities metropolitan area.
Implementing Sustainability: The Behavioral-Institutional Dimension
Malone, Elizabeth [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Diamond, Richard C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Wolfe, Amy K [ORNL; Sanquist, Tom [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Payne, Christopher [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Dion, Jerry [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Organizations, both public and private sector, are increasingly pursuing strategies to reduce their energy use and increase sustainability. Whether these efforts are based on economic rationale, community spirit, environmental ethics, federal mandates, or other reasons, they predominantly feature strategies that rely on new technologies. If there is any focus on behavior change, it is typically addressed to changing individual behavior. While we recognize the importance and limitations of the role of individual behavior in promoting sustainability goals, we are more interested in the role of institutional behavior. We have reviewed the small but growing literature on institutional behavior change, and have identified eight evidence-based principles as a guide for federal agencies to take action. This article presents the principles and illustrates them with examples to suggest ways that they can serve as models for others.
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- ploitation in the petroleum industry. We acquired our survey on top of a bench of an open-pit diatomite for predicting the travel dis- tance of fluid particles between two points and the pump time necessary). These statistical parameters may be useful for oil and gas field development in the petroleum industry. Variogram
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Fractal dimension of cohesive sediment flocs at steady state under seven shear flow conditions
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Zhu, Zhongfan; Yu, Jingshan; Wang, Hongrui; Dou, Jie; Wang, Cheng
2015-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
The morphological properties of kaolin flocs were investigated in a Couette-flow experiment at the steady state under seven shear flow conditions (shear rates of 5.36, 9.17, 14, 24, 31, 41 and 53 s-1). These properties include a one-dimensional (1-D) fractal dimension (D1), a two-dimensional (2-D) fractal dimension (D2), a perimeter-based fractal dimension (Dpf) and an aspect ratio (AR). They were calculated based on the projected area (A), equivalent size, perimeter (P) and length (L) of the major axis of the floc determined through sample observation and an image analysis system. The parameter D2, which characterizes the relationship between the projectedmore »area and the length of the major axis using a power function, A ? LD2, increased from 1.73 ± 0.03, 1.72 ± 0.03, and 1.75 ± 0.04 in the low shear rate group (G = 5.36, 9.17, and 14 s-1) to 1.92 ± 0.03, 1.82 ± 0.02, 1.85 ± 0.02, and 1.81 ± 0.02 in the high shear rate group (24, 31, 41 and 53 s-1), respectively. The parameter D1 characterizes the relationship between the perimeter and length of the major axis by the function P ? LD1 and decreased from 1.52 ± 0.02, 1.48 ± 0.02, 1.55 ± 0.02, and 1.63 ± 0.02 in the low shear group (5.36, 9.17, 14 and 24 s-1) to 1.45 ± 0.02, 1.39 ± 0.02, and 1.39 ± 0.02 in the high shear group (31, 41 and 53 s-1), respectively. The results indicate that with increasing shear rates, the flocs become less elongated and that their boundary lines become tighter and more regular, caused by more breakages and possible restructurings of the flocs. The parameter Dpf, which is related to the perimeter and the projected area through the function , decreased as the shear rate increased almost linearly. The parameter AR, which is the ratio of the length of the major axis and equivalent diameter, decreased from 1.56, 1.59, 1.53 and 1.51 in the low shear rate group to 1.43, 1.47 and 1.48 in the high shear rate group. These changes in Dpf and AR show that the flocs become less convoluted and more symmetrical and that their boundaries become smoother and more regular in the high shear rate group than in the low shear rate group due to breakage and possible restructuring processes. To assess the effects of electrolyte and sediment concentration, 0.1 mol/L calcium chloride (CaCl2) and initial sediment concentration from 7.87 × 10-5 to 1.57 × 10-5 were used in this preliminary study. The addition of electrolyte and increasing sediment concentration could produce more symmetrical flocs with less convoluted and simpler boundaries. In addition, some new information on the temporal variation of the median size of the flocs during the flocculation process is presented.« less
Testing dimension and non-classicality in communication networks
Joseph Bowles; Nicolas Brunner; Marcin Paw?owski
2015-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
We consider networks featuring preparation, transformation, and measurement devices, in which devices exchange communication via mediating physical systems. We investigate the problem of testing the dimension of the mediating systems in the device-independent scenario, that is, based on observable data alone. A general framework for tackling this problem is presented, considering both classical and quantum systems. These methods can then also be used to certify the non-classicality of the mediating systems, given an upper bound on their dimension. Several case studies are reported, which illustrate the relevance of the framework. These examples also show that, for fixed dimension, quantum systems largely outperform classical ones. Moreover, the use of a transformation device considerably improves noise tolerance when compared to simple prepare-and-measure networks. These results suggest that the classical simulation of quantum systems becomes costly in terms of dimension, even for simple networks.
The Higgs boson as a gauge field in extra dimensions
Marco Serone
2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
I review, at a general non-technical level, the main properties of models in extra dimensions where the Higgs field is identified with some internal component of a gauge field.
The N = 8 superconformal bootstrap in three dimensions
Chester, Shai M.
We analyze the constraints imposed by unitarity and crossing symmetry on the four-point function of the stress-tensor multiplet of N=8 superconformal field theories in three dimensions. We first derive the superconformal ...
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Dynamics and length distribution of microtubules under force and confinement
Björn Zelinski; Nina Müller; Jan Kierfeld
2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the microtubule polymerization dynamics with catastrophe and rescue events for three different confinement scenarios, which mimic typical cellular environments: (i) The microtubule is confined by rigid and fixed walls, (ii) it grows under constant force, and (iii) it grows against an elastic obstacle with a linearly increasing force. We use realistic catastrophe models and analyze the microtubule dynamics, the resulting microtubule length distributions, and force generation by stochastic and mean field calculations; in addition, we perform stochastic simulations. We also investigate the force dynamics if growth parameters are perturbed in dilution experiments. Finally, we show the robustness of our results against changes of catastrophe models and load distribution factors.
Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters
Vinegar, Harold J. (Bellaire, TX); Xie, Xueying (Houston, TX); Miller, David Scott (Katy, TX); Ginestra, Jean Charles (Richmond, TX)
2011-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
A system for heating a subsurface formation is described. The system includes an elongated heater in an opening in the formation. The elongated heater includes two or more portions along the length of the heater that have different power outputs. At least one portion of the elongated heater includes at least one temperature limited portion with at least one selected temperature at which the portion provides a reduced heat output. The heater is configured to provide heat to the formation with the different power outputs. The heater is configured so that the heater heats one or more portions of the formation at one or more selected heating rates.
Self-aligned submicron gate length gallium arsenide MESFET
Huang, Hsien-Ching
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
38 21. Proximity cap annealing . 22. Temperature profile of post implant anneal 46 47 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. "Pits" or holes in GaAs post implant anneal without sacrificial cap Silicon monoxide source (bafile box) used.... 16(b)). The bottom resist layer is then further etched in the oxygen plasma to produce undercutting for the desire gate structure. The amount of undercut is determined by the desired length of the gate and is the width of the remaining resist...
I=2 $?$-$?$ scattering length with dynamical overlap fermion
Takuya Yagi; Shoji Hashimoto; Osamu Morimatsu; Munehisa Ohtani
2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
We report on a lattice QCD calculation of the I=2 $\\pi\\pi$ scattering length using the overlap fermion formulation for both sea and valence quarks. We investigate the consistency of the lattice data with the prediction of the next-to-next-to-leading order chiral perturbation theory after correcting finite volume effects. The calculation is performed on gauge ensembles of two-flavor QCD generated by the JLQCD collaboration on a $16^3\\times 32$ lattice at a lattice spacing $\\sim$ 0.12 fm.
Optical Scattering Lengths in Large Liquid-Scintillator Neutrino Detectors
Michael Wurm; Franz von Feilitzsch; Marianne Goeger-Neff; Martin Hofmann; Tobias Lachenmaier; Timo Lewke; Teresa Marrodan Undagoitita; Quirin Meindl; Randoplh Moellenberg; Lothar Oberauer; Walter Potzel; Marc Tippmann; Sebastian Todor; Christoph Traunsteiner; Juergen Winter
2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z
For liquid-scintillator neutrino detectors of kiloton scale, the transparency of the organic solvent is of central importance. The present paper reports on laboratory measurements of the optical scattering lengths of the organic solvents PXE, LAB, and Dodecane which are under discussion for next-generation experiments like SNO+, Hanohano, or LENA. Results comprise the wavelength range from 415 to 440nm. The contributions from Rayleigh and Mie scattering as well as from absorption/re-emission processes are discussed. Based on the present results, LAB seems to be the preferred solvent for a large-volume detector.
Pauling bond strength, bond length and electron density distribution
Gibbs, Gerald V.; Ross, Nancy L.; Cox, David F.; Rosso, Kevin M.; Iversen, Bo B.; Spackman, M. A.
2014-01-18T23:59:59.000Z
A power law regression equation, /r)-0.21, determined for a large number of oxide crystals at ambient conditions and /r)-0.22, determined for geometry optimized hydroxyacid molecules, that connect the bond lengths to the average Pauling electrostatic bond strength, , for the M-O bonded interactions. On the basis of the correspondence between the two sets of equations connecting ?(rc) and the Pauling bond strength s with bond length, it appears that Pauling’s simple definition of bond strength closely mimics the accumulation of the electron density between bonded pairs of atoms. The similarity of the expressions for the crystals and molecules is compelling evidence that the M-O bonded interactions for the crystals and molecules 2 containing the same bonded interactions are comparable. Similar expressions, connecting bond lengths and bond strength, have also been found to hold for fluoride, nitride and sulfide molecules and crystals. The Brown-Shannon bond valence, ?, power law expression ? = [R1/(R(M-O)]N that has found wide use in crystal chemistry, is shown to be connected to a more universal expression determined for oxides and the perovskites, = r[(1.41)/
Papatheodorou, Y. [CH2M Hill (United States)
2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Three years ago, the author presented a report on power generation technologies which in summary said 'no technology available today has the potential of becoming transformational or disruptive in the next five to ten years'. In 2006 the company completed another strategic view research report covering the electric power, oil, gas and unconventional energy industries and manufacturing industry. This article summarises the strategic view findings and then revisits some of the scenarios presented in 2003. The cost per megawatt-hour of the alternatives is given for plants ordered in 2005 and then in 2025. The issue of greenhouse gas regulation is dealt with through carbon sequestration and carbon allowances or an equivalent carbon tax. Results reveal substantial variability through nuclear power, hydro, wind, geothermal and biomass remain competitive through every scenario. Greenhouse gas scenario analysis shows coal still be viable, albeit less competitive against nuclear and renewable technologies. A carbon tax or allowance at $24 per metric ton has the same effect on IGCC cost as a sequestration mandate. However, the latter would hurt gas plants much more than a tax or allowance. Sequestering CO{sub 2} from a gas plant is almost as costly per megawatt-hour as for coal. 5 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.
Lu, Shin-yee
1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The mission of the Emerging Technologies thrust area at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is to help individuals establish technology areas that have national and commercial impact, and are outside the scope of the existing thrust areas. We continue to encourage innovative ideas that bring quality results to existing programs. We also take as our mission the encouragement of investment in new technology areas that are important to the economic competitiveness of this nation. In fiscal year 1992, we have focused on nine projects, summarized in this report: (1) Tire, Accident, Handling, and Roadway Safety; (2) EXTRANSYT: An Expert System for Advanced Traffic Management; (3) Odin: A High-Power, Underwater, Acoustic Transmitter for Surveillance Applications; (4) Passive Seismic Reservoir Monitoring: Signal Processing Innovations; (5) Paste Extrudable Explosive Aft Charge for Multi-Stage Munitions; (6) A Continuum Model for Reinforced Concrete at High Pressures and Strain Rates: Interim Report; (7) Benchmarking of the Criticality Evaluation Code COG; (8) Fast Algorithm for Large-Scale Consensus DNA Sequence Assembly; and (9) Using Electrical Heating to Enhance the Extraction of Volatile Organic Compounds from Soil.
Female perpetrated intimate aggression: the role of relational dimensions
Madkins, Jeanette Patricia
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
-1 FEMALE PERPETRATED INTIMATE AGGRESSION: THE ROLE OF RELATIONAL DIMENSIONS A Dissertation by JEANETTE PATRICIA MADKINS 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 August 2007 Major Subject: Counseling Psychology FEMALE PERPETRATED INTIMATE AGGRESSION: THE ROLE OF RELATIONAL DIMENSIONS A Dissertation by JEANETTE PATRICIA MADKINS Submitted to the Office...
Constructive Dimension and Weak Truth-Table Degrees
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
infinite sequence S with construc- tive Hausdorff dimension dimH(S) and constructive packing dimension dimP(S. Furthermore, if dimP(S) > 0, then dimP(R) 1 - . The reduc- tion thus serves as a randomness extractor. It is also shown that, for any regular sequence S (that is, dimH(S) = dimP(S)) such that dimH(S) > 0, the wtt
Multipole moments for black objects in five dimensions
Kentaro Tanabe; Seiju Ohashi; Tetsuya Shiromizu
2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
In higher dimensions than four, conventional uniqueness theorem in asymptotically flat space-times does not hold, i.e., black objects can not be classified only by the mass, angular momentum and charge. In this paper, we define multipole moments for black objects and show that Myers-Perry black hole and black ring can be distinguished by quadrupole moments. This consideration gives us a new insight for the uniqueness theorem for black objects in higher dimensions.
Cosmologically safe QCD axion as a present from extra dimension
Kawasaki, Masahiro; Yanagida, Tsutomu T
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a QCD axion model where the origin of PQ symmetry and suppression of axion isocurvature perturbations are explained by introducing an extra dimension. Each extra quark-antiquark pair lives on branes separately to suppress PQ breaking operators. The size of the extra dimension changes after inflation due to an interaction between inflaton and a bulk scalar field, which implies that the PQ symmetry can be drastically broken during inflation to suppress undesirable axion isocurvature fluctuations.
Mass Generation and Related Issues from Exotic Higher Dimensions
M. Rojas; M. A. De Andrade; L. P. Colatto; J. L. Matheus-Valle; L. P. G. De Assis; J. A. Helayel-Neto
2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z
The main purpose of this work is to show that massless Dirac equation formulated for non-interacting Majorana-Weyl spinors in higher dimensions, particularly in D=1+9 and D=5+5, can lead to an interpretation of massive Majorana and Dirac spinors in D=1+3. By adopting suitable representations of the Dirac matrices in higher dimensions, we pursue the investigation of which higher dimensional space-times and which mass-shell relation concerning massless Dirac equations in higher dimensions may induce massive spinors in D=1+3. The mixing of the chiral fermions in higher dimensions may induce a mechanism such that four massive Majorana fermions may show up and, at an appropriate limit an almost zero and a huge mass show up with corresponding left-handed and right-handed eigenstates. This mechanism, in a peculiar way, could reassess the See-Saw scheme associated to neutrino with Majorana-type masses. Remarkably the masses of the particles are fixed by the dimension decoupling/reduction scheme based on the mass Lorentz invariant term, where one set of the decoupled dimensions are the "target" coordinates frame and the other set of coordinates is the composing block of the mass term in lower dimensions. This proposal should allow us to understand the generation of hierarchies, such as the fourth generation, for the fermionic masses in D=1+3, or in lower dimensions in general, starting from the constraints between the energy and the momentum in D=n+n. For the initial D=5+5 Majorana-Weyl spinors framework using the Weyl representation to the Dirac matrices we observe an intriguing decomposition of space-time that result in two very equivalent D=1+4 massive spinors which mass term, in D=1+3 included, is originated from the remained/decoupled component and that could induce a Brane-World mechanism.
V. D. Dzhunushaliev
1997-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
It is supposed that in our Universe with compactified extra dimensions (ED) the domains exist with noncompactified ED. Such domain can be a wormhole-like solution in multidimensional gravity (MD), located between two null surfaces. With the availability of compactification mechanism this MD domain can be joined on null surfaces with two black holes filled by gauge field. Solution of this kind in MD gravity on the principal bundle with structural group SU(3) is obtained. This solution is wormhole-like object located between two null surfaces $ds^2=0$. In some sense these solutions are dual to black holes: they are statical spherically symmetric solutions under null surfaces whereas black holes are statical spherically symmetric solutions outside of event horizon.
Dimension of physical systems, information processing, and thermodynamics
Nicolas Brunner; Marc Kaplan; Anthony Leverrier; Paul Skrzypczyk
2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z
We ask how quantum theory compares to more general physical theories from the point of view of dimension. To do so, we first give two model independent definition of the dimension of physical systems, based on measurements and on the capacity of storing information. While both definitions are equivalent in classical and quantum mechanics, they are in general different in generalized probabilistic theories. We discuss in detail the case of a theory known as 'boxworld', and show that such a theory features systems with a dimension mismatch. This dimension mismatch can be made arbitrarily large by using an amplification procedure. Furthermore, we show that the dimension mismatch of boxworld has strong consequences on its power for performing information-theoretic tasks, leading to the collapse of communication complexity and to the violation of information causality. Finally, we discuss the consequences of a dimension mismatch from the perspective of thermodynamics, and ask whether this effect could break Landauer's erasure principle and thus the second law.
Venus Technology Plan Venus Technology Plan
Rathbun, Julie A.
Venus Technology Plan May 2014 #12; ii Venus Technology Plan At the Venus Exploration Survey priorities, and (3) develop a Technology Plan for future Venus missions (after a Technology Forum at VEXAG Meeting 11 in November 2013). Here, we present the 2014 Venus Technology Plan
The Human Dimension in Chinese Defense Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Overview
CHEUNG, Tai Ming
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
cutting-edge research to leaders intervening to support the development of favored projects, the human factor
Probing the Conformational Distributions of Sub-Persistence Length DNA
Mastroianni, Alexander; Sivak, David; Geissler, Phillip; Alivisatos, Paul
2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z
We have measured the bending elasticity of short double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) chains through small-angle X-ray scattering from solutions of dsDNA-linked dimers of gold nanoparticles. This method, which does not require exertion of external forces or binding to a substrate, reports on the equilibrium distribution of bending fluctuations, not just an average value (as in ensemble FRET) or an extreme value (as in cyclization), and in principle provides a more robust data set for assessing the suitability of theoretical models. Our experimental results for dsDNA comprising 42-94 basepairs (bp) are consistent with a simple worm-like chain model of dsDNA elasticity, whose behavior we have determined from Monte Carlo simulations that explicitly represent nanoparticles and their alkane tethers. A persistence length of 50 nm (150 bp) gave a favorable comparison, consistent with the results of single-molecule force-extension experiments on much longer dsDNA chains, but in contrast to recent suggestions of enhanced flexibility at these length scales.
The Chain-Length Distribution in Subcritical Systems
Steven Douglas Nolen
2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The individual fission chains that appear in any neutron multiplying system provide a means, via neutron noise analysis, to unlock a wealth of information regarding the nature of the system. This work begins by determining the probability density distributions for fission chain lengths in zero-dimensional systems over a range of prompt neutron multiplication constant (K) values. This section is followed by showing how the integral representation of the chain-length distribution can be used to obtain an estimate of the system's subcritical prompt multiplication (MP). The lifetime of the chains is then used to provide a basis for determining whether a neutron noise analysis will be successful in assessing the neutron multiplication constant, k, of the system in the presence of a strong intrinsic source. A Monte Carlo transport code, MC++, is used to model the evolution of the individual fission chains and to determine how they are influenced by spatial effects. The dissertation concludes by demonstrating how experimental validation of certain global system parameters by neutron noise analysis may be precluded in situations in which the system K is relatively low and in which realistic detector efficiencies are simulated.
Cooling Configuration Design Considerations for Long-Length HTS Cables
Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent successes in demonstrating high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable systems hundreds of meters in length have inspired even longer length projects. A compact and energy efficient cooling configuration can be achieved using a counterflow-cooling arrangement. This is particularly attractive when all three phases are contained in a single cryostat because of the elimination of the space and thermal requirements of a separate liquid nitrogen return line. Future cable projects will utilize second generation (2G) wire which is expected to become lower in cost but may have different thermal requirements than first generation (1G) BSCCO wire due to the lower critical temperature and to a lesser extent, the lower thermal conductivity of the wire. HTS cable configurations will be studied with a numerical model to assess thermal hydraulic performance with AC and thermal losses; a summary of the results from the analysis will be presented. An analysis of the cable thermal- hydraulic response to over-current faults will be presented.
LIN, Pik-Yan
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Research on computer-mediated communication (CMC) has moved from the linguistic aspect to the sociolinguistic dimension in order to understand how human linguistic behaviour is influenced by the availability of new technology. ...
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Edgar, Gerald
HAUSDORFF DIMENSION, ANALYTIC SETS AND TRANSCENDENCE G. A. EDGAR any of* * Edgar [5], Falconer [7], Mattila [9] or [11] for details). From now on, "dimension
Maitland, Padma
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Hubble, Ann; Murphy, Deborah A.; Perry, Susan Chesley
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Light absorption cell combining variable path and length pump
Prather, W.S.
1993-12-07T23:59:59.000Z
A device is described for use in making spectrophotometric measurements of fluid samples. In particular, the device is a measurement cell containing a movable and a fixed lens with a sample of the fluid there between and through which light shines. The cell is connected to a source of light and a spectrophotometer via optic fibers. Movement of the lens varies the path length and also pumps the fluid into and out of the cell. Unidirectional inlet and exit valves cooperate with the movable lens to assure a one-way flow of fluid through the cell. A linear stepper motor controls the movement of the lens and cycles it from a first position closer to the fixed lens and a second position farther from the fixed lens, preferably at least 10 times per minute for a nearly continuous stream of absorption spectrum data. 2 figures.
Long-length contaminated equipment disposal process path document
McCormick, W.A.
1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
The first objective of the LLCE Process Path Document is to guide future users of this system on how to accomplish the cradle-to-grave process for the disposal of long-length equipment. Information will be provided describing the function and approach to each step in the process. Pertinent documentation, prerequisites, drawings, procedures, hardware, software, and key interfacing organizations will be identified. The second objective is related to the decision to lay up the program until funding is made available to complete it or until a need arises due to failure of an important component in a waste tank. To this end, the document will identify work remaining to be completed for each step of the process and open items or issues that remain to be resolved.
Characteristic length of an AdS/CFT superconductor
Kengo Maeda; Takashi Okamura
2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate in more detail the holographic model of a superconductor recently found by Hartnoll, Herzog, and Horowitz [Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 031601], which is constructed from a condensate of a charged scalar field in AdS_4-Schwarzschild background. By analytically studying the perturbation of the gravitational system near the critical temperature T_c, we obtain the superconducting coherence length proportional to 1/\\sqrt{1-T/T_c} via AdS/CFT correspondence. By adding a small external homogeneous magnetic field to the system, we find that a stationary diamagnetic current proportional to the square of the order parameter is induced by the magnetic field. These results agree with Ginzburg-Landau theory and strongly support the idea that a superconductor can be described by a charged scalar field on a black hole via AdS/CFT duality.
Analysis and Optimization of "Full-Length" Diodes
Schock, Alfred
2012-01-19T23:59:59.000Z
A method of analyzing the axial variation of the heat generation rate, temperature, voltage, current density and emitter heat flux in a thermionic converter is described. The method is particularly useful for the case of "long" diodes, each extending over the full length of the reactor core. For a given diode geometry and fuel distribution, the analysis combines a nuclear solution of the axial fission density profile with the iterative solution of four differential equations representing the thermal, electrical, and thermionic interactions within the diode. The digital computer program developed to solve these equations can also perform a design optimization with respect to lead resistance, load voltage, and emitter thickness, for a specified maximum emitter temperature. Typical results are presented, and the use of this analysis for predicting the diode operating characteristics is illustrated.
Light absorption cell combining variable path and length pump
Prather, William S. (2419 Dickey Rd., Augusta, GA 30906)
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A device for use in making spectrophotometric measurements of fluid samples. In particular, the device is a measurement cell containing a movable and a fixed lens with a sample of the fluid therebetween and through which light shines. The cell is connected to a source of light and a spectrophotometer via optic fibers. Movement of the lens varies the path length and also pumps the fluid into and out of the cell. Unidirectional inlet and exit valves cooperate with the movable lens to assure a one-way flow of fluid through the cell. A linear stepper motor controls the movement of the lens and cycles it from a first position closer to the fixed lens and a second position farther from the fixed lens, preferably at least 10 times per minute for a nearly continuous stream of absorption spectrum data.
Query-Efficient Locally Decodable Codes of Subexponential Length
Chee, Yeow Meng; Ling, San; Wang, Huaxiong; Zhang, Liang Feng
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We develop the algebraic theory behind the constructions of Yekhanin (2008) and Efremenko (2009), in an attempt to understand the ``algebraic niceness'' phenomenon in $\\mathbb{Z}_m$. We show that every integer $m = pq = 2^t -1$, where $p$, $q$ and $t$ are prime, possesses the same good algebraic property as $m=511$ that allows savings in query complexity. We identify 50 numbers of this form by computer search, which together with 511, are then applied to gain improvements on query complexity via Itoh and Suzuki's composition method. More precisely, we construct a $3^{\\lceil r/2\\rceil}$-query LDC for every positive integer $rLDC for every integer $r\\geq 104$, both of length $N_{r}$, improving the $2^r$ queries used by Efremenko (2009) and $3\\cdot 2^{r-2}$ queries used by Itoh and Suzuki (2010). We also obtain new efficient private information retrieval (PIR) schemes from the new query-efficient LDCs.
Multi-element probabilistic collocation method in high dimensions
Foo, Jasmine [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 182 George St., Box F, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Karniadakis, George Em [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 182 George St., Box F, Providence, RI 02912 (United States)], E-mail: gk@dam.brown.edu
2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
We combine multi-element polynomial chaos with analysis of variance (ANOVA) functional decomposition to enhance the convergence rate of polynomial chaos in high dimensions and in problems with low stochastic regularity. Specifically, we employ the multi-element probabilistic collocation method MEPCM and so we refer to the new method as MEPCM-A. We investigate the dependence of the convergence of MEPCM-A on two decomposition parameters, the polynomial order {mu} and the effective dimension {nu}, with {nu}<
Mass Generation and Related Issues from Exotic Higher Dimensions
Rojas, M; Colatto, L P; Matheus-Valle, J L; De Assis, L P G; Helayel-Neto, J A
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The main purpose of this work is to show that massless Dirac equation formulated for non-interacting Majorana-Weyl spinors in higher dimensions, particularly in D=1+9 and D=5+5, can lead to an interpretation of massive Majorana and Dirac spinors in D=1+3. By adopting suitable representations of the Dirac matrices in higher dimensions, we pursue the investigation of which higher dimensional space-times and which mass-shell relation concerning massless Dirac equations in higher dimensions may induce massive spinors in D=1+3. The mixing of the chiral fermions in higher dimensions may induce a mechanism such that four massive Majorana fermions may show up and, at an appropriate limit an almost zero and a huge mass show up with corresponding left-handed and right-handed eigenstates. This mechanism, in a peculiar way, could reassess the See-Saw scheme associated to neutrino with Majorana-type masses. Remarkably the masses of the particles are fixed by the dimension decoupling/reduction scheme based on the mass Lore...
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Department of Science, Technology, &
Huang, Wei
Society; the History of African Americans, Science and Technology; Religion and Technology; Intellectual topics include: ethics and nanotechnology; technology and democracy, the history of Eads Bridge history; women, gender and information technology; locating responsibility in computer systems; fighting
Sewing on the Frame: Medieval Iberian Frametale Collections as Book-length Narratives
Nielsen, Karla Ann Merino
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the Novella: The European Tale Collection from Boccaccio andIberian Frametale Collections as Book-length Narratives byIberian Frametale Collections as Book-length Narratives by
Lolon, Elyezer P.
2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
Low-permeability gas wells often produce less than predicted after a fracture treatment. One of the reasons for this is that fracture lengths calculated after stimulation are often less than designed lengths. While actual ...
Lambda-Neutron Scattering Lengths from Radiative K-minus Capture
W. R. Gibbs; S. A. Coon; H. K. Han; B. F. Gibson
2000-01-02T23:59:59.000Z
Radiative capture of the K-minus by the deuteron as a reaction for measurement of the Lambda-neutron scattering lengths. The use of spin information to separate the singlet and triplet scattering lengths is treated.
Probing Large Extra Dimensions With IceCube
Arman Esmaili; O. L. G. Peres; Zahra Tabrizi
2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
In models with Large Extra Dimensions the smallness of neutrino masses can be naturally explained by introducing gauge singlet fermions which propagate in the bulk. The Kaluza-Klein modes of these fermions appear as towers of sterile neutrino states on the brane. We study the phenomenological consequences of this picture for the high energy atmospheric neutrinos. For this purpose we construct a detailed equivalence between a model with large extra dimensions and a (3 + n) scenario consisting of three active and n extra sterile neutrino states, which provides a clear intuitive understanding of Kaluza-Klein modes. Finally, we analyze the collected data of high energy atmospheric neutrinos by IceCube experiment and obtain bounds on the radius of extra dimensions.
Fermions in odd space-time dimensions: back to basics
Bashir, A; Galicia, Ma. de Jesus Anguiano
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is a well known feature of odd space-time dimensions $d$ that there exist two inequivalent fundamental representations $A$ and $B$ of the Dirac gamma matrices. Moreover, the parity transformation swaps the fermion fields living in $A$ and $B$. As a consequence, a parity invariant Lagrangian can only be constructed by incorporating both the representations. Based upon these ideas and contrary to long held belief, we show that in addition to a discrete exchange symmetry for the massless case, we can also define chiral symmetry provided the Lagrangian contains fields corresponding to both the inequivalent representations. We also study the transformation properties of the corresponding chiral currents under parity and charge conjugation operations. We work explicitly in 2+1 dimensions and later show how some of these ideas generalize to an arbitrary number of odd dimensions.
Fermions in odd space-time dimensions: back to basics
A. Bashir; Ma. de Jesus Anguiano Galicia
2005-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
It is a well known feature of odd space-time dimensions $d$ that there exist two inequivalent fundamental representations $A$ and $B$ of the Dirac gamma matrices. Moreover, the parity transformation swaps the fermion fields living in $A$ and $B$. As a consequence, a parity invariant Lagrangian can only be constructed by incorporating both the representations. Based upon these ideas and contrary to long held belief, we show that in addition to a discrete exchange symmetry for the massless case, we can also define chiral symmetry provided the Lagrangian contains fields corresponding to both the inequivalent representations. We also study the transformation properties of the corresponding chiral currents under parity and charge conjugation operations. We work explicitly in 2+1 dimensions and later show how some of these ideas generalize to an arbitrary number of odd dimensions.
Sidestepping the Cosmological Constant with Football-Shaped Extra Dimensions
Sean M. Carroll; Monica M. Guica
2003-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
We present an exact solution for a factorizable brane-world spacetime with two extra dimensions and explicit brane sources. The compactification manifold has the topology of a two-sphere, and is stabilized by a bulk cosmological constant and magnetic flux. The geometry of the sphere is locally round except for conical singularities at the locations of two antipodal branes, deforming the sphere into an American-style football. The bulk magnetic flux needs to be fine-tuned to obtain flat geometry on the branes. Once this is done, the brane geometry is insensitive to the brane vacuum energy, which only affects the conical deficit angle of the extra dimensions. Solutions of this form provide a new arena in which to explore brane-world phenomenology and the effects of extra dimensions on the cosmological constant problem.
Conformal constraints for anomalous dimensions of leading twist operators
A. N. Manashov; M. Strohmaier
2015-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
Leading-twist operators have a remarkable property that their divergence vanishes in a free theory. Recently it was suggested that this property can be used for an alternative technique to calculate anomalous dimensions of leading-twist operators and allows one to gain one order in perturbation theory so that, i.e., two-loop anomalous dimensions can be calculated from one-loop Feynman diagrams, etc. In this work we study feasibility of this program on a toy-model example of the $\\varphi^3$ theory in six dimensions. Our conclusion is that this approach is valid, although it does not seem to present considerable technical simplifications as compared to the standard technique. It does provide one, however, with a very nontrivial check of the calculation as the structure of the contributions is very different.
An electrical resistance method for determining the fiber length distribution of cotton lint
Hartstack, Albert W
1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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RECURRENCE, DIMENSION AND ENTROPY AI-HUA FAN, DE-JUN FENG AND JUN WU
Fan, Ai-Hua
about the Hausdorff dimension dimH , the packing dimension dimP and the upper box dimension dimB (see [8 setting, topological entropy is related to dimension by 1 log m htop (E()) l dimH (E()) l dimP (E
Fractal dimension analysis in a highly granular calorimeter
Ruan, M; Brient, J.C; Jeans, D; Videau, H
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The concept of “particle flow” has been developed to optimise the jet energy resolution by distinguishing the different jet components. A highly granular calorimeter designed for the particle flow algorithm provides an unprecedented level of detail for the reconstruction of calorimeter showers and enables new approaches to shower analysis. In this paper the measurement and use of the fractal dimension of showers is described. The fractal dimension is a characteristic number that measures the global compactness of the shower. It is highly dependent on the primary particle type and energy. Its application in identifying particles and estimating their energy is described in the context of a calorimeter designed for the International Linear Collider.
A Critical "Dimension" in a Shell Model for Turbulence
Paolo Giuliani; Mogens H. Jensen; Victor Yakhot
2001-02-08T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the GOY shell model within the scenario of a critical dimension in fully developed turbulence. By changing the conserved quantities, one can continuously vary an ``effective dimension'' between $d=2$ and $d=3$. We identify a critical point between these two situations where the flux of energy changes sign and the helicity flux diverges. Close to the critical point the energy spectrum exhibits a turbulent scaling regime followed by a plateau of thermal equilibrium. We identify scaling laws and perform a rescaling argument to derive a relation between the critical exponents. We further discuss the distribution function of the energy flux.
Stable blowup for wave equations in odd space dimensions
Roland Donninger; Birgit Schörkhuber
2015-04-03T23:59:59.000Z
We consider semilinear wave equations with focusing power nonlinearities in odd space dimensions $d \\geq 5$. We prove that for every $p > \\frac{d+3}{d-1}$ there exists an open set of radial initial data in $H^{\\frac{d+1}{2}} \\times H^{\\frac{d-1}{2}}$ such that the corresponding solution exists in a backward lightcone and approaches the ODE blowup profile. The result covers the entire range of energy supercritical nonlinearities and extends our previous work for the three-dimensional radial wave equation to higher space dimensions.
Software-only Multiple Variable Length Decoding for Real-Time Video on MDSP*
Chaudhary, Vipin
3.44 Software-only Multiple Variable Length Decoding for Real- Time Video on MDSP* Ganesh Yadav', R Inc. Abstract-We present the multiple variable length decode algorithm implemented in most video mechanism. I. INTRODUCTION Variable Length Decoding (VLD) is the most important part of the video standards
THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMBINED LENGTH OF SPANNED CYCLES IN A
Hart, Sergiu
THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMBINED LENGTH OF SPANNED CYCLES IN A RANDOM PERMUTATION By YANNAI A of the combined length L = L(, M) of all cycles of that contain at least one element of M. We give a simple-MAIL: ratio@math.huji.ac.il URL: http://www.ratio.huji.ac.il/ #12;The Distribution of the Combined Length
NON-DESTRUCTIVE SINGLE SHOT BUNCH LENGTH MEASUREMENTS FOR THE CLIC TEST FACILITY 3
NON-DESTRUCTIVE SINGLE SHOT BUNCH LENGTH MEASUREMENTS FOR THE CLIC TEST FACILITY 3 A. Dabrowski, M and P. Urschütz, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland Abstract A non-destructive bunch length detector has been has been made at CTF3 to develop a non destructive single shot bunch length monitor. This device
Fault Detection Likelihood of Test Sequence Length Fevzi Belli, Michael Linschulte
Belli, Fevzi
accepted hypothesis is that the longer the test sequences, the higher the chances to detect faults. However the length of test sequences. · For our experiments the length of sequences varied from 2 to 4, definingFault Detection Likelihood of Test Sequence Length Fevzi Belli, Michael Linschulte University
QueueTrak: Automated Line Length Detection using a Wireless Sensor Network
Whitehouse, Kamin
, it uses a series of custom active infrared sensors to detect the length of a line in a store or restaurant the design, implementation, and evaluation of QueueTrak, a sensor network that measures the length of linesQueueTrak: Automated Line Length Detection using a Wireless Sensor Network Jared Alexander, Matthew
Age-related changes in the plasticity and toughness of human cortical bone at multiple length-scales
Zimmermann, Elizabeth A.; Schaible, Eric; Bale, Hrishikesh; Barth, Holly D.; Tang, Simon Y.; Reichert, Peter; Busse, Bjoern; Alliston, Tamara; Ager III, Joel W.; Ritchie, Robert O.
2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z
The structure of human cortical bone evolves over multiple length-scales from its basic constituents of collagen and hydroxyapatite at the nanoscale to osteonal structures at nearmillimeter dimensions, which all provide the basis for its mechanical properties. To resist fracture, bone’s toughness is derived intrinsically through plasticity (e.g., fibrillar sliding) at structural-scales typically below a micron and extrinsically (i.e., during crack growth) through mechanisms (e.g., crack deflection/bridging) generated at larger structural-scales. Biological factors such as aging lead to a markedly increased fracture risk, which is often associated with an age-related loss in bone mass (bone quantity). However, we find that age-related structural changes can significantly degrade the fracture resistance (bone quality) over multiple lengthscales. Using in situ small-/wide-angle x-ray scattering/diffraction to characterize sub-micron structural changes and synchrotron x-ray computed tomography and in situ fracture-toughness measurements in the scanning electron microscope to characterize effects at micron-scales, we show how these age-related structural changes at differing size-scales degrade both the intrinsic and extrinsic toughness of bone. Specifically, we attribute the loss in toughness to increased non-enzymatic collagen cross-linking which suppresses plasticity at nanoscale dimensions and to an increased osteonal density which limits the potency of crack-bridging mechanisms at micron-scales. The link between these processes is that the increased stiffness of the cross-linked collagen requires energy to be absorbed by “plastic” deformation at higher structural levels, which occurs by the process of microcracking.
Decreasing transmembrane segment length greatly decreases perfringolysin O pore size
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Lin, Qingqing; Li, Huilin; Wang, Tong; London, Erwin
2015-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
Perfringolysin O (PFO) is a transmembrane (TM) ?-barrel protein that inserts into mammalian cell membranes. Once inserted into membranes, PFO assembles into pore-forming oligomers containing 30–50 PFO monomers. These form a pore of up to 300 Å, far exceeding the size of most other proteinaceous pores. In this study, we found that altering PFO TM segment length can alter the size of PFO pores. A PFO mutant with lengthened TM segments oligomerized to a similar extent as wild-type PFO, and exhibited pore-forming activity and a pore size very similar to wild-type PFO as measured by electron microscopy and a leakagemore »assay. In contrast, PFO with shortened TM segments exhibited a large reduction in pore-forming activity and pore size. This suggests that the interaction between TM segments can greatly affect the size of pores formed by TM ?-barrel proteins. PFO may be a promising candidate for engineering pore size for various applications.« less
A method for estimating the cooperativity length in polymers
Marco Pieruccini
2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of estimating the size of the cooperatively rearranging regions (CRRs) in supercooled polymeric melts from the analysis of the $\\alpha$-process in ordinary relaxation experiments is addressed. The system is treated with the canonical formalism as an ensemble of CRRs, which are described by a stationary distribution relative to the rearrangement energy threshold. The process whereby a CRR changes its configuration is viewed as consisting of two distinct steps: a reduced number of monomers reaches initially an activated state allowing for some local rearrangement; then, the regression of the energy fluctuation may take place through the configurational degrees of freedom, thus allowing for further rearrangements on larger length-scales. The latter are indeed those to which the well known Donth's scheme refers. Two main regimes are envisaged, depending on wether the role played by the configurational degrees of freedom in the regression of the energy fluctuation is significant or not. It is argued that the latter case is related to the occurrence of an arrhenian dependence of the central relaxation time. Data of the literature are rediscussed within this new framework.
Length Scale Selects Directionality of Droplets on Vibrating Pillar Ratchet
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Agapov, Rebecca L.; Boreyko, Jonathan B.; Briggs, Dayrl P.; Srijanto, Bernadeta R.; Retterer, Scott T.; Collier, Pat; Lavrik, Nickolay V.
2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z
Directional control of droplet motion at room temperature is of interest for applications such as microfluidic devices, self-cleaning coatings, and directional adhesives. Here, arrays of tilted pillars ranging in height from the nanoscale to the microscale are used as structural ratchets to directionally transport water at room temperature. Water droplets deposited on vibrating chips with a nanostructured ratchet move preferentially in the direction of the feature tilt while the opposite directionality is observed in the case of microstructured ratchets. This remarkable switch in directionality is consistent with changes in the contact angle hysteresis. To glean further insights into the lengthmore »scale dependent asymmetric contact angle hysteresis, the contact lines formed by a nonvolatile room temperature ionic liquid placed onto the tilted pillar arrays were visualized and analyzed in situ in a scanning electron microscope. The ability to tune droplet directionality by merely changing the length scale of surface features all etched at the same tilt angle would be a versatile tool for manipulating multiphase flows and for selecting droplet directionality in other lap-on-chip applications.« less
Thermal management of long-length HTS cable systems
Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Hassenzahl, William V [ORNL
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Projections of electric power production suggest a major shift to renewables, such as wind and solar, which will be in remote locations where massive quantities of power are available. One solution for transmitting this power over long distances to load centers is direct current (dc), high temperature superconducting (HTS) cables. Electric transmission via dc cables promises to be effective because of the low-loss, highcurrent- carrying capability of HTS wire at cryogenic temperatures. However, the thermal management system for the cable must be carefully designed to achieve reliable and energyefficient operation. Here we extend the analysis of a superconducting dc cable concept proposed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which has one stream of liquid nitrogen flowing in a cryogenic enclosure that includes the power cable, and a separate return tube for the nitrogen. Refrigeration stations positioned every 10 to 20 km cool both nitrogen streams. Both go and return lines are contained in a single vacuum/cryogenic envelope. Other coolants, including gaseous helium and gaseous hydrogen, could provide potential advantages, though they bring some technical challenges to the operation of long-length HTS dc cable systems. A discussion of the heat produced in superconducting cables and a system to remove the heat are discussed. Also, an analysis of the use of various cryogenic fluids in long-distance HTS power cables is presented.
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
Carlos Sevcik
2010-03-27T23:59:59.000Z
A method is described for calculating the approximate fractal dimension from a set of N values y sampled from a waveform between time zero and t. The waveform was subjected to a double linear transformation that maps it into a unit square.
Biocompatible Force Sensor with Optical Readout and Dimensions of
Straight, Aaron
Biocompatible Force Sensor with Optical Readout and Dimensions of 6 nm3 Hari Shroff,,§ Bjo1rn M Received June 6, 2005 ABSTRACT We have developed a nanoscopic force sensor with optical readout. The sensor energy transfer. The sensor was calibrated between 0 and 20 pN using a combined magnetic tweezers
The Post Anachronism: The Temporal Dimension of Facebook Privacy
Bauer, Lujo
The Post Anachronism: The Temporal Dimension of Facebook Privacy Lujo Bauer , Lorrie Faith Cranor the audience and emphasis of Facebook posts change over time. In a 63-participant longitudinal study, par- ticipants gave their audience and emphasis preferences for up to ten of their Facebook posts in the week
Running Scaling Dimensions in Holographic Renormalization Group Flows
Wolfgang Mueck
2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
Holographic renormalization group flows can be interpreted in terms of effective field theory. Based on such an interpretation, a formula for the running scaling dimensions of gauge-invariant operators along such flows is proposed. The formula is checked for some simple examples from the AdS/CFT correspondence, but can be applied also in non-AdS/non-CFT cases.
Yang-Mills like instantons in eight and seven dimensions
E. K. Loginov; E. D. Loginova
2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a gauge theory in which a nonassociative Moufang loop takes the place of a structure group. We construct Belavin-Polyakov-Schwartz-Tyupkin (BPST) and t'Hooft like instanton solutions of the gauge theory in seven and eight dimensions.
LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Minnesota, University of
Lab II - 1 LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS In this laboratory you continue the study of accelerated motion in more situations. The carts you used in Laboratory I moved in only one instructor. OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this laboratory, you should be able to: · Determine
LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
Minnesota, University of
Lab I - 1 LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION In this laboratory you will measure with your instructor. Remember, one of the reasons for doing physics in a laboratory setting is to help you: After you successfully complete this laboratory, you should be able to: · Describe completely the motion
LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Minnesota, University of
Lab II - 1 LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS In this laboratory you continue the study of accelerated motion in more situations. The carts you used in Laboratory I moved in only one or your instructor. OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this laboratory, you should be able to
Sliced Coordinate Analysis for Effective Dimension Reduction and Nonlinear Extensions
Kwok, James Tin-Yau
regression; Re- producing kernels. 1. INTRODUCTION The notion of effective dimension reduction (EDR, Li 1991 for estimating the EDR space. Unlike principal component regression, which first applies principal component of an input vector by regressing the input vector against the corresponding output to form an EDR space
A note on Farey sequences and Hausdorff dimension
Wellington da Cruz
1999-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
We prove that the Farey sequences can be express into equivalence classes labeled by a fractal parameter which looks like a Hausdorff dimension $h$ defined within the interval 1 < h < 2. The classes $h$ satisfy the same properties of the Farey series and for each value of $h$ there exists an algebraic equation.
PRIMITIVE ALGEBRAS WITH ARBITRARY GELFAND-KIRILLOV DIMENSION
Vishne, Uzi
(1), (1999), 151-158 1. Preliminaries Let A be an affine k-algebra. The Gelfand-Kirillov dimension [6 A is finite dimensional. Otherwise GKdim(A) 1, and by Bergman's gap theorem [3], ei- ther GKdim(A) = 1 (in
PACKING DIMENSION RESULTS FOR ANISOTROPIC GAUSSIAN RANDOM FIELDS
Xiao, Yimin
and GrX [0, 1]N are determined by the lower index of . Namely, dimP X [0, 1]N = min d, N , a.s. (1.5) and dimP GrX [0, 1]N = min N , N + (1 - )d , a.s., (1.6) where dimP E denotes the packing dimension of E
PACKING DIMENSION RESULTS FOR ANISOTROPIC GAUSSIAN RANDOM FIELDS
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
by the lower index of . Namely, dimP X [0, 1]N = min d, N , a.s. (1.5) and dimP GrX [0, 1]N = min N , N + (1 - )d , a.s., (1.6) where dimP E denotes the packing dimension o
Liquid pair correlations in four spatial dimensions: Theory versus simulation
M. Heinen; J. Horbach; H. Löwen
2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
Using liquid integral equation theory, we calculate the pair correlations of particles that interact via a smooth repulsive pair potential in d = 4 spatial dimensions. We discuss the performance of different closures for the Ornstein-Zernike equation, by comparing the results to computer simulation data. Our results are of relevance to understand crystal and glass formation in high-dimensional systems.
Independent Control of Multiple Magnetic Microrobots in Three Dimensions
Sitti, Metin
Independent Control of Multiple Magnetic Microrobots in Three Dimensions Eric Diller, Joshua method to independently control multiple sub-mm microrobots in three dimen- sions (3D) using magnetic of geometrically or magnetically distinct microrobots which assume different magnetization directions in a rotating
The Equivalence Principle as a Probe for Higher Dimensions
Paul S. Wesson
2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z
Higher-dimensional theories of the kind which may unify gravitation with particle physics can lead to significant modifications of general relativity. In five dimensions, the vacuum becomes non-standard, and the Weak Equivalence Principle becomes a geometrical symmetry which can be broken, perhaps at a level detectable by new tests in space.
Data Assimilation in Variable Dimension Dispersion Models using Particle Filters
Singh, Tarunraj
Data Assimilation in Variable Dimension Dispersion Models using Particle Filters K. V. Umamaheswara at Buffalo Buffalo, NY, U.S.A. peter@buffalo.edu Abstract-- Data assimilation in the context of puff based models usually lead to high dimensional space-gridded state space models. In the case of puff based
Upper bounds for multiphase composites in any dimension
Luis Silvestre
2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z
We prove a rigorous upper bound for the effective conductivity of an isotropic composite made of several isotropic components in any dimension. This upper bound coincides with the Hashin Shtrikman bound when the volume ratio of all phases but any two vanish.
Fusion Frames and Robust Dimension Reduction Ali Pezeshki
Kutyniok, Gitta
Fusion Frames and Robust Dimension Reduction Ali Pezeshki Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 fusion frame measurements in presence noise and subspace erasures. Each fusion frame mea- surement is a low-dimensional vector whose elements are inner products of an orthogonal basis for a fusion frame
Human Dimensions and Ocean Health in a Changing Climate
Zhou, Xianghong Jasmine
Human Dimensions and Ocean Health in a Changing Climate When: March 12, 2013, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm@usc.edu) by March 5, 2013 Morning Session: Ocean Health in a Changing Climate 9:30 - 10:00 Registration (coffee Health Index Lunch (Lunch will be provided) 12:30 - 1:45 Steve Lamy, USC The Geopolitics of Climate
Top-kkk Preferences in High Dimensions Duke University
Agarwal, Pankaj K.
Top-kkk Preferences in High Dimensions Albert Yu Duke University syu@cs.duke.edu Pankaj K. Agarwal applications, users are interested only in a small num- ber (say, k) of "top" objects from a large set on preference top-k queries [9, 12, 13, 23, 38]. Motivated by applications in business analysis, Vlachou et al
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 1 Determining the Intrinsic Dimension
Damelin, Steven
chemical unmixing [1], extracting speech signals in a noisy line [2], unmixing minerals [3] and unmixingIEEEProof IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 1 Determining the Intrinsic Dimension is an important step in the spectral unmixing process and under- or overestimation of this number may lead
Method for compression of data using single pass LZSS and run-length encoding
Berlin, G.J.
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method used preferably with LZSS-based compression methods for compressing a stream of digital data. The method uses a run-length encoding scheme especially suited for data strings of identical data bytes having large run-lengths, such as data representing scanned images. The method reads an input data stream to determine the length of the data strings. Longer data strings are then encoded in one of two ways depending on the length of the string. For data strings having run-lengths less than 18 bytes, a cleared offset and the actual run-length are written to an output buffer and then a run byte is written to the output buffer. For data strings of 18 bytes or longer, a set offset and an encoded run-length are written to the output buffer and then a run byte is written to the output buffer. The encoded run-length is written in two parts obtained by dividing the run length by a factor of 255. The first of two parts of the encoded run-length is the quotient; the second part is the remainder. Data bytes that are not part of data strings of sufficient length are written directly to the output buffer.
Method for compression of data using single pass LZSS and run-length encoding
Berlin, G.J.
1997-12-23T23:59:59.000Z
A method used preferably with LZSS-based compression methods for compressing a stream of digital data is disclosed. The method uses a run-length encoding scheme especially suited for data strings of identical data bytes having large run-lengths, such as data representing scanned images. The method reads an input data stream to determine the length of the data strings. Longer data strings are then encoded in one of two ways depending on the length of the string. For data strings having run-lengths less than 18 bytes, a cleared offset and the actual run-length are written to an output buffer and then a run byte is written to the output buffer. For data strings of 18 bytes or longer, a set offset and an encoded run-length are written to the output buffer and then a run byte is written to the output buffer. The encoded run-length is written in two parts obtained by dividing the run length by a factor of 255. The first of two parts of the encoded run-length is the quotient; the second part is the remainder. Data bytes that are not part of data strings of sufficient length are written directly to the output buffer. 3 figs.
Technology Application Centers: Facilitating Technology Transfer
Kuhel, G. J.
Industrial DSM programs cannot succeed unless customers learn about and implement new technologies in a timely manner. Why? Because this expeditious transfer of new technologies represents the key challenge for the 1990s. This paper explores...
PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program
California at Berkeley, University of
PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program publication is funded by the Division by the University of California Pavement Research Center. The University of California Pavement Research Center Using innovative research and sound engineering principles to improve pavement structures, materials
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Technology & Engineering Division High-Temperature Superconducting Magnets for Fusion: New & Engineering Division Contents · Background on Superconductivity · Fusion Magnets Present and Future Vision/15/2014 2Joseph V. Minervini #12;Technology & Engineering Division Superconductivity #12;Technology
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Fuel Technologies R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Fuel Technologies R&D Annual Progress Report The Fuels Technologies subprogram supports fuels and...
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EERE intends to issue, on behalf of its Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen...
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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides information about energy-efficient products, renewable energy technologies and technology deployment to help agencies meet federal laws and requirements.
Hydropower Program Technology Overview
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2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
New fact sheets for the DOE Office of Power Technologies (OPT) that provide technology overviews, description of DOE programs, and market potential for each OPT program area.
Morgantown Energy Technology Center, technology summary
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1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. METC`s R&D programs are focused on commercialization of technologies that will be carried out in the private sector. META has solicited two PRDAs for EM. The first, in the area of groundwater and soil technologies, resulted in twenty-one contact awards to private sector and university technology developers. The second PRDA solicited novel decontamination and decommissioning technologies and resulted in eighteen contract awards. In addition to the PRDAs, METC solicited the first EM ROA in 1993. The ROA solicited research in a broad range of EM-related topics including in situ remediation, characterization, sensors, and monitoring technologies, efficient separation technologies, mixed waste treatment technologies, and robotics. This document describes these technology development activities.
Destabilization of Neutron Stars by Type I Dimension Bubbles
E. I. Guendelman; J. R. Morris
2005-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
An inhomogeneous compactification of a higher dimensional spacetime can result in the formation of type I dimension bubbles, i.e., nontopological solitons which tend to absorb and entrap massive particle modes. We consider possible consequences of a neutron star that harbors such a soliton. The astrophysical outcome depends upon the model parameters for the dimension bubble, with a special sensitivity to the bubble's energy scale. For relatively small energy scales, the bubble tends to rapidly consume the star without forming a black hole. For larger energy scales, the bubble grows to a critical mass, then forms a black hole within the star, which subsequently causes the remaining star to collapse. It is possible that the latter scenario is associated with core collapse explosions and gamma ray bursts.
Global symmetries of Yang-Mills squared in various dimensions
Anastasiou, A; Hughes, M J; Nagy, S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Tensoring two on-shell super Yang-Mills multiplets in dimensions $D\\leq 10$ yields an on-shell supergravity multiplet, possibly with additional matter multiplets. Associating a (direct sum of) division algebra(s) $\\mathbb{D}$ with each dimension $3\\leq D\\leq 10$ we obtain formulae for the algebras $\\mathfrak{g}$ and $\\mathfrak{h}$ of the U-duality group $G$ and its maximal compact subgroup $H$, respectively, in terms of the internal global symmetry algebras of each super Yang-Mills theory. We extend our analysis to include supergravities coupled to an arbitrary number of matter multiplets by allowing for non-supersymmetric multiplets in the tensor product.
Magnetic and Electric Black Holes in Arbitrary Dimension
Adil Belhaj; Pablo Diaz; Antonio segui
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
In this work, we compare two different objects: electric black holes and magnetic black holes in arbitrary dimension. The comparison is made in terms of the corresponding moduli space and their extremal geometries. We treat parallelly the magnetic and the electric cases. Specifically, we discuss the gravitational solution of these spherically symmetric objects in the presence of a positive cosmological constant. Then, we find the bounded region of the moduli space allowing the existence of black holes. After identifying it in both the electric and the magnetic case, we calculate the geometry that comes out between the horizons at the coalescence points. Although the electric and magnetic cases are both very different (only dual in four dimensions), gravity solutions seem to clear up most of the differences and lead to very similar geometries.
Perturbative c-theorem in d-dimensions
Kazuya Yonekura
2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study perturbative behavior of free energies on a d-dimensional sphere S^d for theories with marginal interactions. The free energies are interpreted as the "dilaton effective action" with the dilaton having a nontrivial background vacuum expectation value. We compute the dependence of the free energies on the radius of the sphere by using dimensional regularization. It is shown that the first (second) derivative of the free energies in odd (even) dimensions with respect to the radius of the sphere are proportional to the square of the beta functions of coupling constants. The result is consistent with the c, F and a-theorems in two, three, four and six dimensions. The result is also used to rule out a large class of scale invariant theories which are not conformally invariant.
Borromean ground state of fermions in two dimensions
A. G. Volosniev; D. V. Fedorov; A. S. Jensen; N. T. Zinner
2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
The study of quantum mechanical bound states is as old as quantum theory itself. Yet, it took many years to realize that three-body borromean systems that are bound when any two-body subsystem is unbound are abundant in nature. Here we demonstrate the existence of borromean systems of spin-polarized (spinless) identical fermions in two spatial dimensions. The ground state with zero orbital (planar) angular momentum exists in a borromean window between critical two- and three-body strengths. The doubly degenerate first excited states of angular momentum one appears only very close to the two-body threshold. They are the lowest in a possible sequence of so-called super-Efimov states. While the observation of the super-Efimov scaling could be very difficult, the borromean ground state should be observable in cold atomic gases and could be the basis for producing a quantum gas of three-body states in two dimensions.
Asymptotically flat anisotropic space-time in 5 dimensions
Manavendra Mahato; Ajay Pratap Singh
2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
We construct and investigate non conformal anisotropic Bianchi type VII solutions in 5 dimensions. The solutions are asymptotically flat, but they contain a naked singularity at the origin. We also construct solutions of Einstein-Maxwell gravity using the method employed in Majumdar -Papapetrou solutions with various profiles of charged dust. In a fictitious case of negative matter density, we obtain a solution with horizon hiding the singularity.
Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon
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Team Massachusetts is bringing a unique perspective to the Solar Decathlon this fall. You might say it is a fourth dimension because of the team’s newly constructed 4D Home. But it could also be argued that it is because the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and University of Massachusetts Lowell are collaborating for the team’s first entry into the biannual competition, and they’re both public institutions.
Bosonization in higher dimensions via noncommutative field theory
Alexios P. Polychronakos
2006-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
We propose the bosonization of a many-body fermion theory in D spatial dimensions through a noncommutative field theory on a (2D-1)-dimensional space. This theory leads to a chiral current algebra over the noncommutative space and reproduces the correct perturbative Hilbert space and excitation energies for the fermions. The validity of the method is demonstrated by bosonizing a two-dimensional gas of fermions in a harmonic trap.
Bosonization in Higher Dimensions via Noncommutative Field Theory
Polychronakos, Alexios P. [Physics Department, City College of the CUNY, New York, New York 10031 (United States)
2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z
We propose the bosonization of a many-body fermion theory in D spatial dimensions through a noncommutative field theory on a (2D-1)-dimensional space. This theory leads to a chiral current algebra over the noncommutative space and reproduces the correct perturbative Hilbert space and excitation energies for the fermions. The validity of the method is demonstrated by bosonizing a two-dimensional gas of fermions in a harmonic trap.
Zero point energy on extra dimension: Noncommutative Torus
S. Fabi; B. Harms; G. Karatheodoris
2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we calculate the zero point energy density experienced by observers on M^4 due to a massless scalar field defined throughout M^4 x T^2_F, where T^2_F are fuzzy extra dimensions. Using the Green's function approach we calculate the energy density for the commutative torus and the fuzzy torus. We calculate then the energy density for the fuzzy torus using the Hamiltonian approach. Agreement is shown between Green's function and Hamiltonian approaches.
PACKING-DIMENSION PROFILES AND FRACTIONAL BROWNIAN MOTION
Khoshnevisan, Davar
analytic set E RN and every integer 1 m N, (1.1) dimP (PV E) = DimmE for n,m-almost all V Gn,m, Date is the packing dimension dimP E. The principle aim of this note is to prove that (1.2) holds for all real numbers, 1985, Chapter 18). Xiao (1997) proved that for every analytic set E RN , (1.3) dimP X(E) = 1 H Dim
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2009 Wind Technologies Market Report
Wiser, Ryan
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
land- based wind energy technology. 2009 Wind TechnologiesRenewable Energy 2009 WIND TECHNOLOGIES MARKET REPORT AUGUSTfor a variety of energy technologies, including wind energy.
Johnson Jr.,, Ray
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Time and length scales within a fire and implications for numerical simulation
TIESZEN,SHELDON R.
2000-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
A partial non-dimensionalization of the Navier-Stokes equations is used to obtain order of magnitude estimates of the rate-controlling transport processes in the reacting portion of a fire plume as a function of length scale. Over continuum length scales, buoyant times scales vary as the square root of the length scale; advection time scales vary as the length scale, and diffusion time scales vary as the square of the length scale. Due to the variation with length scale, each process is dominant over a given range. The relationship of buoyancy and baroclinc vorticity generation is highlighted. For numerical simulation, first principles solution for fire problems is not possible with foreseeable computational hardware in the near future. Filtered transport equations with subgrid modeling will be required as two to three decades of length scale are captured by solution of discretized conservation equations. By whatever filtering process one employs, one must have humble expectations for the accuracy obtainable by numerical simulation for practical fire problems that contain important multi-physics/multi-length-scale coupling with up to 10 orders of magnitude in length scale.
Radicle length and osmotic stress affect the chilling sensitivity of cucumber radicles
Mangrich, M E; Martinez-Font, R T; Saltveit, Mikal E
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
seedling vigor, and induced osmotic- and heat-shock pro-2006 Radicle Length and Osmotic Stress Affect the Chillingmm before and after the osmotic treatment, after chilling,
HAUSDORFF DIMENSION, ANALYTIC SETS AND TRANSCENDENCE G. A. EDGAR AND CHRIS MILLER
Edgar, Gerald
HAUSDORFF DIMENSION, ANALYTIC SETS AND TRANSCENDENCE G. A. EDGAR AND CHRIS MILLER Abstract. Every of Edgar [5], Falconer [7], Mattila [9] or [11] for details). From now on, "dimension" means "Hausdorff
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TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2005 TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 152-8550 2 12 1 E3-3 2005 8 TEL. 03 5734 2975 URL. http://www.titech.ac.jp/ PROFILE #12;TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0201 CONTENTS 03 06 06 08 09 10 15 17 25 31 33 37 41 0201 #12;TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TOKYO INSTITUTE
SPACE TECHNOLOGY Actual Estimate
technology readiness of new missions, mitigate their technological risks, improve the quality of cost estimates, and thereby contribute to better overall mission cost management..." Space Technology investmentsSPACE TECHNOLOGY TECH-1 Actual Estimate Budget Authority (in $ millions) FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY
Predictive Maintenance Technologies
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Several diagnostic technologies and best practices are available to assist Federal agencies with predictive maintenance programs.
Plasma ion sources and ion beam technology inmicrofabrications
Ji, Lili
2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
For over decades, focused ion beam (FIB) has been playing a very important role in microscale technology and research, among which, semiconductor microfabrication is one of its biggest application area. As the dimensions of IC devices are scaled down, it has shown the need for new ion beam tools and new approaches to the fabrication of small-scale devices. In the meanwhile, nanotechnology has also deeply involved in material science research and bioresearch in recent years. The conventional FIB systems which utilize liquid gallium ion sources to achieve nanometer scale resolution can no longer meet the various requirements raised from such a wide application area such as low contamination, high throughput and so on. The drive towards controlling materials properties at nanometer length scales relies on the availability of efficient tools. In this thesis, three novel ion beam tools have been developed and investigated as the alternatives for the conventional FIB systems in some particular applications. An integrated focused ion beam (FIB) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) system has been developed for direct doping or surface modification. This new instrument employs a mini-RF driven plasma source to generate focused ion beam with various ion species, a FEI two-lens electron (2LE) column for SEM imaging, and a five-axis manipulator system for sample positioning. An all-electrostatic two-lens column has been designed to focus the ion beam extracted from the source. Based on the Munro ion optics simulation, beam spot sizes as small as 100 nm can be achieved at beam energies between 5 to 35 keV if a 5 {micro}m-diameter extraction aperture is used. Smaller beam spot sizes can be obtained with smaller apertures at sacrifice of some beam current. The FEI 2LE column, which utilizes Schottky emission, electrostatic focusing optics, and stacked-disk column construction, can provide high-resolution (as small as 20 nm) imaging capability, with fairly long working distance (25 mm) at 25 keV beam voltage. Such an integrated FIB/SEM dual-beam system will not only improve the accuracy and reproducibility when performing ion beam sculpting and direct implantation processes, but will also enable researchers to perform cross-sectioning, imaging, and analysis with the same tool. A major advantage of this approach is the ability to produce a wide variety of ion species tailored to the application.
Soil washing technology evaluation
Suer, A.
1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Environmental Restoration Engineering (ERE) continues to review innovative, efficient, and cost effective technologies for SRS soil and/or groundwater remediation. As part of this effort, this technical evaluation provides review and the latest information on the technology for SRS soil remediation. Additional technology evaluation reports will be issued periodically to update these reports. The purpose of this report is to review the soil washing technology and its potential application to SRS soil remediation. To assess whether the Soil Washing technology is a viable option for SRS soil remediation, it is necessary to review the technology/process, technology advantages/limitations, performance, applications, and cost analysis.
Co-dimension-two Grazing Bifurcations in Single-degree-of-freedom Impact Oscillators
Zhao, Xiaopeng
Co-dimension-two Grazing Bifurcations in Single-degree-of-freedom Impact Oscillators Phanikrishna paper, the transition be- tween two characteristically different co-dimension-one grazing bifurcation scenarios is found to be associated with the presence of certain co-dimension-two graz- ing bifurcation
Technology in water conservation
Finch, Dr. Calvin
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
2 tx H2O Summer 2013 Column by Dr. Calvin Finch, Water Conservation and Technology Center director WAT E R CONSERVATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER Securing Our Water Future It is not unusual for individuals to describe water conservation as a... conservation, however, is just as dependent on technological factors. #27;e technology does not have to be complex to be important #20; consider high e#23;ciency toilets and showerheads. #27;ese everyday appliances largely rely on simple technologies...
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for "Outstanding Commercialization Success" from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. On October 4, 2012, the NETL team who developed this alloy received...
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Centers of Excellence to provide future generations of engineers and scientists with knowledge and skills in advanced automotive technologies. By funding curriculum...
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and manufacturing to assist industry in bringing efficient technologies to market. Wave Energy System Design and Modeling The amount of energy captured and converted by a...
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Inadequate codes and code enforcement Lack of information for consumers 12 Windows Roadmap Targets: Energy Savings 13 Windows Roadmap Targets: Payback 14 Technology 2025 Cost...
Scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate
Scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate Ethan Schonbrun,* Winnie N. Ye demonstrate a form of scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate and a low-NA relay. In this scheme, parallel scanning microscopy using a Fresnel zone-plate array would require only a single spatial
SPIN-DEPENDENT SCATTERING LENGTHS OF SLOW NEUTRONS WITH NUCLEI BY PSEUDOMAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS
Boyer, Edmond
L-263 SPIN-DEPENDENT SCATTERING LENGTHS OF SLOW NEUTRONS WITH NUCLEI BY PSEUDOMAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS vu par les noyaux. Abstract. - The spin-dependent scattering length of slow neutrons by the nuclei 23 can be of practical importance in many thermal neutron scattering experiments. A new method, called
Classification of Self-Dual Codes of Length 36 Masaaki Harada
Harada, Masaaki
by eight. Two codes are equivalent if one can be obtained from the other by permuting the coordinates. An automorphism of C is a permutation of the coordinates of C which preserves C. The set consisting of all-dual codes of lengths up to 30 and doubly even self-dual codes of length 32 is known (see [9, Table I
Length: 4-15 mm Larvae (maggots): Creamy-white to green or
Isaacs, Rufus
Hover fly Syrphidae Length: 4-15 mm Larvae (maggots): Creamy-white to green or brown. Worm flies" or "flower flies"). Eggs: Small (1 mm in length). Cylindrical, white and laid singly on leaves or shoots near aphid colonies. 15 mm4 mm #12;Pupae: Green, tan or brown. Typically pear- shaped with a pair
TESLA-FEL 2004-01 Silica Aerogel Radiators for Bunch Length
TESLA-FEL 2004-01 Silica Aerogel Radiators for Bunch Length Measurements J. BÂ¨ahr a , V. Djordjadze aerogel are used to measure the electron bunch length at the photo injector test facility at DESY Zeuthen by the usage of aerogel is calculated analytically and Monte Carlo simulations are performed. It is shown
A Simple Biomass-Based Length-Cohort Analysis for Estimating Biomass and Fishing Mortality
A Simple Biomass-Based Length-Cohort Analysis for Estimating Biomass and Fishing Mortality CHANG IK, Washington 98115, USA Abstract.--A biomass-based length-cohort analysis (LCA) was examined for its performance in estimating total stock biomass and fishing mortality (F) for a population in equilibrium. We
EFFECTS OF SAMPLE SIZE ON CHARACTERIZATION OF WOOD-PARTICLE LENGTH DISTRIBUTION
EFFECTS OF SAMPLE SIZE ON CHARACTERIZATION OF WOOD-PARTICLE LENGTH DISTRIBUTION Quang V. Cao of sample size on fitting length distribution of wood particles used for manufacturing wood-based composites moments and the ability of the sample distributions to characterize the population represented
Estimating the correlation length of inhomogeneities in a polycrystalline Igor Simonovski*
Cizelj, Leon
such as the random orientation, shape and size of the grains. A crystal plasticity material model was applied rules. Keywords: Correlation length; Polycrystalline material; Crystal plasticity; 2 #12;1 INTRODUCTION size. The correlation length can therefore be considered as an indicator of first plastic deformations
VALVE: Variable Length Value Encoder for Off-Chip Data Buses. Dinesh C. Suresh, Banit Agrawal*
Najjar, Walid A.
VALVE: Variable Length Value Encoder for Off-Chip Data Buses. Dinesh C. Suresh, Banit Agrawal (VALVE) technique to reduce the power consumption in the off-chip data buses. While past research has proposed scheme is capable of detecting and encoding variable length bit patterns in the data values. VALVE
Surface Free Energies, Interfacial Tensions and Correlation Lengths of the ABF Models
Pearce, Paul A.
Surface Free Energies, Interfacial Tensions and Correlation Lengths of the ABF Models David L. O. Abstract The surface free energies, interfacial tensions and correlation lengths of the Andrews been established there are various quan- tities of physical interest, such as the surface free energies
Impact of Interconnect Length on BTI and HCI Induced Frequency Degradation
Kim, Chris H.
Impact of Interconnect Length on BTI and HCI Induced Frequency Degradation Xiaofei Wang Pulkit Jain Instability (BTI) and Hot Carrier Injection (HCI) induced frequency degradation on interconnect length has degradation due to BTI decreases monotonically with longer wires because of the shorter effective stress time
De Flaviis, Franco
Tilt Beam Characteristic by Changing Length of Finite-Sized Square Dielectric Substrate of One Arm by changing the length of finite-sized square dielectric substrate of one arm rectangular spiral antenna has). Horizontal spiral arm length (HL) is varied from HL=0.8o to HL=5.2o to choose the length that yields
Stewart, G.; Lackner, M.; Haid, L.; Matha, D.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
With the push towards siting wind turbines farther offshore due to higher wind quality and less visibility, floating offshore wind turbines, which can be located in deep water, are becoming an economically attractive option. The International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) 61400-3 design standard covers fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines, but there are a number of new research questions that need to be answered to modify these standards so that they are applicable to floating wind turbines. One issue is the appropriate simulation length needed for floating turbines. This paper will discuss the results from a study assessing the impact of simulation length on the ultimate and fatigue loads of the structure, and will address uncertainties associated with changing the simulation length for the analyzed floating platform. Recommendations of required simulation length based on load uncertainty will be made and compared to current simulation length requirements.
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System Manager Jay Ayers mount the Kirkpatrick-Baez optic (KBO) telescoping snout on its carriage rails. This will allow it to extend to its full length when installed in a...
Cosmology in One Dimension: Fractal Geometry, Power Spectra and Correlation
Bruce N. Miller; Jean-Louis Rouet
2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z
Concentrations of matter, such as galaxies and galactic clusters, originated as very small density fluctuations in the early universe. The existence of galaxy clusters and super-clusters suggests that a natural scale for the matter distribution may not exist. A point of controversy is whether the distribution is fractal and, if so, over what range of scales. One-dimensional models demonstrate that the important dynamics for cluster formation occur in the position-velocity plane. Here the development of scaling behavior and multifractal geometry is investigated for a family of one-dimensional models for three different, scale-free, initial conditions. The methodology employed includes: 1) The derivation of explicit solutions for the gravitational potential and field for a one-dimensional system with periodic boundary conditions (Ewald sums for one dimension); 2) The development of a procedure for obtaining scale-free initial conditions for the growing mode in phase space for an arbitrary power-law index; 3) The evaluation of power spectra, correlation functions, and generalized fractal dimensions at different stages of the system evolution. It is shown that a simple analytic representation of the power spectra captures the main features of the evolution, including the correct time dependence of the crossover from the linear to nonlinear regime and the transition from regular to fractal geometry. A possible physical mechanism for understanding the self-similar evolution is introduced. It is shown that hierarchical cluster formation depends both on the model and the initial power spectrum. Under special circumstances a simple relation between the power spectrum, correlation function, and correlation dimension in the highly nonlinear regime is confirmed.
SHARED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM
GRIFFIN, JOHN M. HAUT, RICHARD C.
2008-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
The program established a collaborative process with domestic industries for the purpose of sharing Navy-developed technology. Private sector businesses were educated so as to increase their awareness of the vast amount of technologies that are available, with an initial focus on technology applications that are related to the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies (Hydrogen) Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. Specifically, the project worked to increase industry awareness of the vast technology resources available to them that have been developed with taxpayer funding. NAVSEA-Carderock and the Houston Advanced Research Center teamed with Nicholls State University to catalog NAVSEA-Carderock unclassified technologies, rated the level of readiness of the technologies and established a web based catalog of the technologies. In particular, the catalog contains technology descriptions, including testing summaries and overviews of related presentations.
Assessing Software Engineering Technology Transfer
Zelkowitz, Marvin V.
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Search for universal extra dimensions in ppbar collisions
Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; /Oklahoma U.; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; /Tata Inst.; Adams, Mark Raymond; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, Todd; /Florida State U.; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, Andrew K.; /Michigan U. /Augustana Coll., Sioux Falls; Alverson, George O.; /Northeastern U.; Aoki, Masato; /Fermilab; Askew, Andrew Warren; /Florida State U. /Stockholm U.
2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a search for Kaluza-Klein (KK) particles predicted by models with universal extra dimensions (UED) using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 fb{sup -1}, collected by the D0 detector at a p{bar p} center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV. The decay chain of KK particles can lead to a final state with two muons of the same charge. This signature is used to set a lower limit on the compactification scale of R{sup -1} > 260 GeV in a minimal UED model.
Method of forming cavitated objects of controlled dimension
Anderson, P.R.; Miller, W.J.
1981-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
A method is disclosed of controllably varying the dimensions of cavitated objects such as hollow spherical shells wherein a precursor shell is heated to a temperature above the shell softening temperature in an ambient atmosphere wherein the ratio of gases which are permeable through the shell wall at that temperature to gases which are impermeable through the shell wall is substantially greater than the corresponding ratio for gases contained within the precursor shell. As the shell expands, the partial pressures of permeable gases internally and externally of the shell approach and achieve equilibrium, so that the final shell size depends solely upon the difference in impermeable gas partial pressures and shell surface tension.
Near field optical probe for critical dimension measurements
Stallard, B.R.; Kaushik, S.
1999-05-18T23:59:59.000Z
A resonant planar optical waveguide probe for measuring critical dimensions on an object in the range of 100 nm and below is disclosed. The optical waveguide includes a central resonant cavity flanked by Bragg reflector layers with input and output means at either end. Light is supplied by a narrow bandwidth laser source. Light resonating in the cavity creates an evanescent electrical field. The object with the structures to be measured is translated past the resonant cavity. The refractive index contrasts presented by the structures perturb the field and cause variations in the intensity of the light in the cavity. The topography of the structures is determined from these variations. 8 figs.
Near field optical probe for critical dimension measurements
Stallard, Brian R. (Albuquerque, NM); Kaushik, Sumanth (Cambridge, MA)
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A resonant planar optical waveguide probe for measuring critical dimensions on an object in the range of 100 nm and below. The optical waveguide includes a central resonant cavity flanked by Bragg reflector layers with input and output means at either end. Light is supplied by a narrow bandwidth laser source. Light resonating in the cavity creates an evanescent electrical field. The object with the structures to be measured is translated past the resonant cavity. The refractive index contrasts presented by the structures perturb the field and cause variations in the intensity of the light in the cavity. The topography of the structures is determined from these variations.
Zero point energy on extra dimensions: Noncommutative torus
Fabi, S.; Harms, B.; Karatheodoris, G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0324 (United States)
2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we calculate the zero point energy density experienced by observers on M{sup 4} due to a massless scalar field defined throughout M{sup 4}xT{sub F}{sup 2}, where T{sub F}{sup 2} are fuzzy extra dimensions. Using the Green's function approach we calculate the energy density for the commutative torus and the fuzzy torus. We also calculate the energy density for the fuzzy torus using the Hamiltonian approach. Agreement is shown between the Green's function and Hamiltonian approaches.
The Running coupling BFKL anomalous dimensions and splitting functions.
Thorne, Robert S
2 2 + 30.72?¯50? ) . (2.36) 14 This contribution to the splitting function for t = 6 and is shown in fig. 6.a. Note that because of the truncation of GE(N, t), beyond 6th order the expression for PLOgg (?, ?s(Q2)) is not what one would really get... .K. Abstract I explicitly calculate the anomalous dimensions and splitting functions governing the Q2 evolu- tion of the parton densities and structure functions which result from the running coupling BFKL equation at LO, i.e. I perform a resummation in powers...
Model Independence in Two Dimensions and Polarized Cold Dipolar Molecules
Volosniev, A. G.; Fedorov, D. V.; Jensen, A. S.; Zinner, N. T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
2011-06-24T23:59:59.000Z
We calculate the energy and wave functions of two particles confined to two spatial dimensions interacting via arbitrary anisotropic potentials with negative or zero net volume. The general rigorous analytic expressions are given in the weak coupling limit where universality or model independence are approached. The monopole part of anisotropic potentials is crucial in the universal limit. We illustrate the universality with a system of two arbitrarily polarized cold dipolar molecules in a bilayer. We discuss the transition to universality as a function of polarization and binding energy and compare analytic and numerical results obtained by the stochastic variational method. The universal limit is essentially reached for experimentally accessible strengths.
Statistical Mechanics of Kinks in (1+1)-Dimensions
Francis J. Alexander; Salman Habib
1992-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the thermal equilibrium properties of kinks in a classical $\\phi^4$ field theory in $1+1$ dimensions. The distribution function, kink density, and correlation function are determined from large scale simulations. A dilute gas description of kinks is shown to be valid below a characteristic temperature. A double Gaussian approximation to evaluate the eigenvalues of the transfer operator enables us to extend the theoretical analysis to higher temperatures where the dilute gas approximation fails. This approach accurately predicts the temperature at which the kink description breaks down.
Radion stabilization from the vacuum on flat extra dimensions
Santos, Eli [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Apartado Postal 55-534, C. P. 09340 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Secretaria Academica de Fisica y Matematicas, Fac. de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, Calle 4a. Oriente, Norte 1428, 29000 Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas (Mexico); Perez-Lorenzana, A. [Departamento de Fisica, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N., Apartado Postal 14-740, 07000, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Pimentel, Luis O. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Apartado Postal 55-534, C. P. 09340 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)
2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
Volume stabilization in models with flat extra dimensions could follow from vacuum energy residing in the bulk when translational invariance is spontaneously broken. We study a simple toy model that exemplifies this mechanism which considers a massive scalar field with nontrivial boundary conditions at the end points of the compact space, and includes contributions from brane and bulk cosmological constants. We perform our analysis in the conformal frame where the radion field, associated with volume variations, is defined, and present a general strategy for building stabilization potentials out of those ingredients. We also provide working examples for the interval and the T{sup n}/Z{sub 2} orbifold configuration.
Johnson Jr.,, Ray
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Explicit Supersymmetry Breaking on Boundaries of Warped Extra Dimensions
Hall, Lawrence J.; Nomura, Yasunori; Okui, Takemichi; Oliver, Steven J.
2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
Explicit supersymmetry breaking is studied in higher dimensional theories by having boundaries respect only a subgroup of the bulk symmetry. If the boundary symmetry is the maximal subgroup allowed by the boundary conditions imposed on the fields, then the symmetry can be consistently gauged; otherwise gauging leads to an inconsistent theory. In a warped fifth dimension, an explicit breaking of all bulk supersymmetries by the boundaries is found to be inconsistent with gauging; unlike the case of flat 5D, complete supersymmetry breaking by boundary conditions is not consistent with supergravity. Despite this result, the low energy effective theory resulting from boundary supersymmetry breaking becomes consistent in the limit where gravity decouples, and such models are explored in the hope that some way of successfully incorporating gravity can be found. A warped constrained standard model leads to a theory with one Higgs boson with mass expected close to the experimental limit. A unified theory in a warped fifth dimension is studied with boundary breaking of both SU(5) gauge symmetry and supersymmetry. The usual supersymmetric predictionfor gauge coupling unification holds even though the TeV spectrum is quite unlike the MSSM. Such a theory may unify matter and Higgs in the same SU(5) hypermultiplet.
SU-C-12A-06: A Universal Definition for CT Irradiated Length
McKenney, S; Bakalyar, D [Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI (United States); Boone, J [UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA (United States)
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: The length of scan shown or calculated from the console is the distance between the center of the starting and ending images. The irradiated length for such a set of images can vary substantially from this distance, depending on the acquisition mode. We propose that the rise to equilibrium function h(?) be used to uniquely define an irradiated length independent of the details of the scanning process. This method also seamlessly accommodates recent developments in active collimation. Method: h(?) is determined along the central axis of a long cylindrical phantom, ideally from integration of the dose spread function. For practical reasons h(?) may be approximated from helical scans with real-time dose rate measurements or from a series of central dose measurements using finite irradiated length exposures. For a particular scan then, the irradiated length ? is calculated from a central dose measurement of h and then applying the inverse function h(?){sup -1}. Results: h(?) was determined from measurements made in a prototype ICRU/TG200 phantom, 60 cm long and 30 cm in diameter. The resultant ? generally agreed with indicated scan length plus one beam width for axial and indicated scan length for helical scans if overscanning was accounted for. For most scanners, DLP/CTDIvol is a good measure of irradiated length allowing for another index of comparison. Conclusion: Central dose measurements with a small chamber along with the rise to equilibrium function h(?) provide us with a robust and consistent means of determining scan length independent of the means of irradiation over a variety of scanners and scanning conditions. The method is limited to ? significantly less than the equilibrium.
UNIVERSITY of STRATHCLYDE TECHNOLOGY &
Mottram, Nigel
electricity networks and distribution systems, through to using smart grid technologies for more effective of dynamic collaborations delivering productive outcomes. #12;#12;LOW CARBON POWER AND ENERGY FUTURE CITIES Advanced Manufacturing Future Cities Health Technologies Working collaboratively, programmes within
Technology Deployment Case Studies
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Find technology deployment case studies below. Click on each individual project link to see the full case study. You can also view a map of technology deployment case studies.
Utilities Inspection Technologies
Messock, R. K.
Preventive and predictive maintenance programs are enhanced by using various inspection technologies to detect problems and potential failures before catastrophic failure. This paper discusses successful inspection technologies that have been...
Technology Readiness Assessment Guide
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
The Guide assists individuals and teams involved in conducting Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs) and developing Technology Maturation Plans (TMPs) for the DOE capital asset projects subject to DOE O 413.3B. Cancels DOE G 413.3-4.
The effect of stride length alterations on running efficiency in beginning runners
James, Jerry Lynn
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
summary table for caloric cost 2 Descriptive statistics for caloric cost 3 Duncan's New Nultiple Range Test for Stride Length 18 20 LIST OF FIGURES F1gure Page l The eff1cient range of a runner 2 The relat1ve roles of Stride Rate and Stride... Length in velocity changes 3 A two-by-three (sex-by-stride length) repeated measures design 4 A bar chart of the caloric cost means of SL-A, SL-B, and SL-C w1thout distinction between sexes l7 22 5 A bar chart of the caloric cost means of each...
Microscopic calculation of the spin-dependent neutron scattering lengths on 3He
H. M. Hofmann; G. M. Hale
2003-04-16T23:59:59.000Z
We report on the spin.dependent neutron scattering length on 3He from a microscopic calculation of p-3H, n-3He, and d-2H scattering employing the Argonne v18 nucleon-nucleon potential with and without additional three-nucleon force. The results and that of a comprehensive R-matrix analysis are compared to a recent measurement. The overall agreement for the scattering lengths is quite good. The imaginary parts of the scattering lengths are very sensitive to the inclusion of three-nucleon forces, whereas the real parts are almost insensitive.
A Bunch Length Monitor for JLab 12 GeV Upgrade
Ahmad, Mahmoud Mohamad Ali [ODU; Freyberger, Arne P. [JLAB; Gubeli, Joseph F. [JLAB; Krafft, Geoffrey A. [JLAB
2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
A continuous non-invasive bunch length monitor for the 12 GeV upgrade of Jefferson Lab will be used to determine the bunch length of the beam. The measurement will be done at the fourth dipole of the injector chicane at 123 MeV using the coherent synchrotron light emitted from the dipole. The estimated bunch length is 333 fs. A vacuum chamber will be fabricated and a Radiabeam real time interferometer will be used. In this paper, background, the estimated calculations and the construction of the chamber will be discussed.
Consumer Vehicle Technology Data
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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
Technology Integration Overview
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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
States & Emerging Energy Technologies
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This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program (TAP), provides information on States & Emerging Energy Technologies.
Deployment of Emerging Technologies
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Presentation covers the FUPWG Deployment of Emerging Technologies. Presented by Brad Gustafson, Department of Energy, held on November 1, 2006.
Science, technology and innovation in a 21st century John H. Marburger III
Colorado at Boulder, University of
the marketplace. The innovators who built the World Wide Web on the foundation of the Internet were particle of markets and an essential dimension of innovation. And as the example of the World Wide Web shows, need for this special issue. It is published posthumously. Linking the words ``science,'' ``technology
Enabling technologies and constraints for software sharing in large astronomy projects
Liske, Jochen
deliverables of a software development lifecycle: requirements, specifications and design, software componentsEnabling technologies and constraints for software sharing in large astronomy projects Gianluca dimensions that might be involved in sharing and re-using observatory software (e.g. components, design
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Does Doctrine Drive Technology or Does Technology Drive Doctrine?
Blasko, Dennis
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Brief No. 4 September 2010 Does Doctrine Drive Technology orDoes Technology Drive Doctrine? Dennis Blasko Summary Wthat emphasizes strategy over technology and may hold some
Technology Innovations and Experience Curves for Nitrogen Oxides Control Technologies
Yeh, Sonia; Rubin, Edward S.; Taylor, Margaret R.
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
including issues of technology and cost un- certainties, areon NO x Control Technologies and Cost Effectiveness forand other factors on technology cost trends (hence, the
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Web Technology (elective package)
Franssen, Michael
Web Technology (elective package) Offered by: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science? Computer Science-based approaches and enabling technologies for the web. Course descriptions Human and efficient. Web Technology The web has become the major source of information retrieval and is playing
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Murton, Mark; Bouchier, Francis A.; vanDongen, Dale T.; Mack, Thomas Kimball; Cutler, Robert Paul; Ross, Michael P.
2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Although technological advances provide new capabilities to increase the robustness of security systems, they also potentially introduce new vulnerabilities. New capability sometimes requires new performance requirements. This paper outlines an approach to establishing a key performance requirement for an emerging intrusion detection sensor: the sensored net. Throughout the security industry, the commonly adopted standard for maximum opening size through barriers is a requirement based on square inches-typically 96 square inches. Unlike standard rigid opening, the dimensions of a flexible aperture are not fixed, but variable and conformable. It is demonstrably simple for a human intruder to move through a 96-square-inch opening that is conformable to the human body. The longstanding 96-square-inch requirement itself, though firmly embedded in policy and best practice, lacks a documented empirical basis. This analysis concluded that the traditional 96-square-inch standard for openings is insufficient for flexible openings that are conformable to the human body. Instead, a circumference standard is recommended for these newer types of sensored barriers. The recommended maximum circumference for a flexible opening should be no more than 26 inches, as measured on the inside of the netting material.
Impact of carbon nanotube length on electron transport in aligned carbon nanotube networks
Lee, Jeonyoon
Here, we quantify the electron transport properties of aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) networks as a function of the CNT length, where the electrical conductivities may be tuned by up to 10× with anisotropies exceeding 40%. ...
Fresnel zone effects in the scattering of sound by cylinders of various lengths
Stanton, Tim
Fresnel zone effects in the scattering of sound by cylinders of various lengths DanielT. Di-source/point-receivercombination.Numerically evaluatingthisexpressionshowedthescatteringcharacteristicstobedominatedbyFresnel zoneeffects·scillationsin thebackscatterversuslengthcurvecausedbyconstructiveand
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
stained in the cells as brightly as the full PTN, but with aFull length PTN or any mutant that contains the black domain and either grey domain (represented by black lines) can transform cells
Kirkpatrick, Kenton C.
2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
Shape Memory Alloy actuators can be used for morphing, or shape change, by controlling their temperature, which is effectively done by applying a voltage difference across their length. Control of these actuators requires determination...
An evaluation of inductance loop detector lead length and optimal speed trap distance
Hamm, Robert Alan
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
component of freeway management systems is the inductance loop detector. This research effort evaluated the use of inductance loop detectors in a freeway management situation to determine maximum permissible lead lengths and an optimal speed trap distance...
Korean ESL learners' pragmatic competence: motivation, amount of contact, and length of residence
Ahn, Soo Jin
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
This study examined the motivation for learning English, the amount of contact with English, and length of residence in the target language area that affects Korean graduate students’ English pragmatic skills studying at Texas A&M University...
Length regulation of microtubules by molecular motors: Exact solution and density profiles
Arita, Chikashi; Santen, Ludger
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we study a microtubule (MT) model , whose length is regulated by the action of processive kinesin motors. We treat the case of infinite processivity, i.e. particle exchange in the bulk is neglected. The exact results can be obtained for model parameters which correspond to a finite length of the MT. In contrast to the model with particle exchange we find that the lengths of the MT are exponentially distributed in this parameter regime. The remaining parameter space of the model, which corresponds to diverging MT lengths, is analyzed by means of extensive Monte-Carlo simulations and a macroscopic approach. For divergent MTs we find a complex structure of the phase diagram in terms of shapes of the density profile.
Zabaras, Nicholas J.
Multi-length scale design of deformation processes for control of orientation (texture) dependent properties Shankar Ganapathysubramanian and Nicholas Zabaras Materials Process Design and Control Laboratory are quite sensitive to the anisotropy of these crystalline materials. Process optimization is especially
Kirkpatrick, Kenton C.
2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
Shape Memory Alloy actuators can be used for morphing, or shape change, by controlling their temperature, which is effectively done by applying a voltage difference across their length. Control of these actuators requires determination...
Telomere Length in Circulating Leukocytes Is Associated with Lung Function and Disease
Nyholt, Dale R.
Telomere Length in Circulating Leukocytes Is Associated with Lung Function and Disease Eva Albrecht. Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich (CPC-M), Member of the German Center for Lung Research, Munich, Germany
expansion. Given bone's inherent mechanosensitivity, low intensity vibration (LIV), a mechanical signal-frequency mechanical signals induced via low intensity vibration (LIV) are anabolic to bone, perhaps servingOriginal Full Length Article Low magnitude mechanical signals mitigate osteopenia without
2011 Wind Technologies Market Report
Bolinger, Mark
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
land-based wind energy technology. 2011 Wind Technologiesfor a variety of energy technologies, including wind energy.Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology
2010 Wind Technologies Market Report
Wiser, Ryan
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
land-based wind energy technology. 2010 Wind Technologiesfor a variety of energy technologies, including wind energy.2010 Wind Technologies Market Report Federal Energy
2012 Wind Technologies Market Report
Wiser, Ryan
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
land-based wind energy technology. 2012 Wind Technologiesfor a variety of energy technologies, including wind energy.of Energy (DOE) Wind & Water Power Technology Office team
Technology reviews: Glazing systems
Schuman, J.; Rubinstein, F.; Papamichael, K.; Beltran, L.; Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.
1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a representative review of existing, emerging, and future technology options in each of five hardware and systems areas in envelope and lighting technologies: lighting systems, glazing systems, shading systems, daylighting optical systems, and dynamic curtain wall systems. The term technology is used here to describe any design choice for energy efficiency, ranging from individual components to more complex systems to general design strategies. The purpose of this task is to characterize the state of the art in envelope and lighting technologies in order to identify those with promise for advanced integrated systems, with an emphasis on California commercial buildings. For each technology category, the following activities have been attempted to the extent possible: Identify key performance characteristics and criteria for each technology; determine the performance range of available technologies; identify the most promising technologies and promising trends in technology advances; examine market forces and market trends; and develop a continuously growing in-house database to be used throughout the project. A variety of information sources have been used in these technology characterizations, including miscellaneous periodicals, manufacturer catalogs and cut sheets, other research documents, and data from previous computer simulations. We include these different sources in order to best show the type and variety of data available, however publication here does not imply our guarantee of these data. Within each category, several broad classes are identified, and within each class we examine the generic individual technologies that fag into that class.
Technology reviews: Shading systems
Schuman, J.; Rubinstein, F.; Papamichael, K.; Beltran, L.; Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.
1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a representative review of existing, emerging, and future technology options in each of five hardware and systems areas in envelope and lighting technologies: lighting systems, glazing systems, shading systems, daylighting optical systems, and dynamic curtain wall systems. The term technology is used here to describe any design choice for energy efficiency, ranging from individual components to more complex systems to general design strategies. The purpose of this task is to characterize the state of the art in envelope and lighting technologies in order to identify those with promise for advanced integrated systems, with an emphasis on California commercial buildings. For each technology category, the following activities have been attempted to the extent possible: Identify key performance characteristics and criteria for each technology. Determine the performance range of available technologies. Identify the most promising technologies and promising trends in technology advances. Examine market forces and market trends. Develop a continuously growing in-house database to be used throughout the project. A variety of information sources have been used in these technology characterizations, including miscellaneous periodicals, manufacturer catalogs and cut sheets, other research documents, and data from previous computer simulations. We include these different sources in order to best show the type and variety of data available, however publication here does not imply our guarantee of these data. Within each category, several broad classes are identified, and within each class we examine the generic individual technologies that fall into that class.
Can one extract the pi-neutron scattering length from pi-deuteron scattering?
A. Nogga; C. Hanhart
2005-11-02T23:59:59.000Z
We give a prove of evidence that the original power counting by Weinberg can be applied to estimate the contributions of the operators contributing to the pi-deuteron scattering length. As a consequence, pi-deuteron observables can be used to extract neutron amplitudes--in case of pi-deuteron scattering this means that the pi-neutron scattering length can be extracted with high accuracy. This result is at variance with recent claims. We discuss the origin of this difference.
Viscosity of plant oils as a function of temperature, fatty acid chain length, and unsaturation
Neo, Tong Heng
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
VISCOS1TY OF PLANT OILS AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE, FATIY ACID CHAIN LENGTH, AND UNSATURATION A Thesis by TONG HENG NEO Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering VISCOSITY OF PLANT OILS AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE, FATTY ACID CHAIN LENGTH, AND UNSATURATION A Thesis by TONG HENG NEO Approved as to style and content by...
Effect of tube length on laboratory displacement of oil by CO?
Turki, Wafik Hussein
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
EFFECT OF TUBE LENGTH ON LABORATORY DISPLACEMENT OF OIL BY CO 2 A Thesis by WAFIK H. " TURKI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AhM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December... 1973 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering EFFECT OF TUBE LENGTH ON LABORATORY DISPLACEMENT OF OIL BY CO A Thesis by WAFIK H. TURKI Approved as to style and content by: (Chair n of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member ) Z. ~-g...
Bunch length measurement at the Fermilab A0 photoinjector using a Martin-Puplett interferometer
Thurman-Keup, Randy; Fliller, Raymond Patrick; Kazakevich, Grigory; /Fermilab
2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present preliminary measurements of the electron bunch lengths at the Fermilab A0 Photoinjector using a Martin-Puplett interferometer on loan from DESY. The photoinjector provides a relatively wide range of bunch lengths through laser pulse width adjustment and compression of the beam using a magnetic chicane. We present comparisons of data with simulations that account for diffraction distortions in the signal and discuss future plans for improving the measurement.
Extra dimensions and neutrinoless double beta decay experiments
Gozdz, Marek; Kaminski, Wieslaw A.; Faessler, Amand [Theoretical Physics Department, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (Poland); Institute fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Tuebingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, D-72076 Tuebingen (Germany)
2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The neutrinoless double beta decay is one of the few phenomena, belonging to the nonstandard physics, which is extensively being sought for in experiments. In the present paper the link between the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay and theories with large extra dimensions is explored. The use of the sensitivities of currently planned 0{nu}2{beta} experiments: DAMA, CANDLES, COBRA, DCBA, CAMEO, GENIUS, GEM, MAJORANA, MOON, CUORE, EXO, and XMASS, gives the possibility for a nondirect 'experimental' verification of various extra dimensional scenarios. We discuss also the results of the Heidelberg-Moscow Collaboration. The calculations are based on the Majorana neutrino mass generation mechanism in the Arkani-Hamed-Dimopoulos-Dvali model.
Tests of mode-coupling theory in two dimensions
Fabian Weysser; David Hajnal
2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the glassy dynamics of a binary mixtures of hard disks in two dimensions. Predictions of the Mode-Coupling theory(MCT) are tested with extensive Brownian dynamics simulations. Measuring the collective particle density correlation functions in the vicinity of the glass transition we verify four predicted mixing effects. For instance, for large size disparities, adding a small amount of small particles at fixed packing fraction leads to a speed up in the long time dynamics, while at small size disparity it leads to a slowing down. Qualitative features of the non-ergodicity parameters and the $\\beta$-relaxation which both depend in a non-trivial way on the mixing ratio are found in the simulated correlators. Studying one system in detail we are able to determine its ideal MCT glass transition point as $\\phi^c = 0.7948$ and test MCT predictions quantitatively.
Diesel lube oils; Fourth dimension of diesel particulate control
Springer, K.J. (Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (US))
1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Particulate emission control, for the HD diesel engine, has previously been considered a three-dimensional problem involving: combustion of the fuel by the engine, fuel modification, and exhaust aftertreatment. The lube oil contribution may be considered a fourth dimension of the problem. Historically, the heavy-duty engine manufacturer has met emission standards for smoke (1968 to present), CO, HC, and NOx (1974 to present) and particulates (1988 to present) through changes in engine design. This paper used the allocation method to estimate the reduction in lube oil consumption needed to meet 1991 and 1994 U.S. particulate emission standards. This analysis places the contribution of lube oil as a source of exhaust particulates into prospective with the contributions from fuel sulfur and fuel combustion. An emissions control strategy to meet future regulations is offered in which reductions from fuel modification, combustion improvement, reduced lube oil consumption, and exhaust particulate trap-catalysts are all involved.
Extra dimensions and Seesaw Neutrinos at the International Linear Collider
Tomoyuki Saito; Masaki Asano; Keisuke Fujii; Naoyuki Haba; Shigeki Matsumoto; Takehiro Nabeshima; Yosuke Takubo; Hitoshi Yamamoto; Koichi Yoshioka
2010-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
We study the capability of the international linear collider (ILC) to probe extra dimensions via the seesaw mechanism. In the scenario we study, heavy Kaluza-Klein neutrinos generate tiny neutrino masses and, at the same time, have sizable couplings to the standard-model particles. Consequently, a Kaluza-Klein tower of heavy neutrinos (N) can be produced and studied at the ILC through the process: e+e- -> vN followed by N -> Wl decay. We show that the single lepton plus two-jets final states with large missing energy from this signal process will provide a good opportunity to measure the masses and cross sections of Kaluza-Klein neutrinos up to the third level. Furthermore, the neutrino oscillation parameters can be extracted from the flavor dependence of the lowest-mode signals, which give us information about the origin of low-energy neutrino masses.
Anomaly-Free Supersymmetric Models in Six Dimensions
John H. Schwarz
1995-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
The conditions for the cancellation of all gauge, gravitational, and mixed anomalies of $N=1$ supersymmetric models in six dimensions are reviewed and illustrated by a number of examples. Of particular interest are models that cannot be realized perturbatively in string theory. An example of this type, which we verify satisfies the anomaly cancellation conditions, is the K3 compactification of the $SO(32)$ theory with small instantons recently proposed by Witten. When the instantons coincide it has gauge group $SO(32) \\times Sp(24)$. Two new classes of models, for which non-perturbative string constructions are not yet known, are also presented. They have gauge groups $SO(2n+8)\\times Sp(n)$ and $SU(n)\\times SU(n)$, where $n$ is an arbitrary positive integer.
Higher Derivative Corrections to Charged Fluids in 2n Dimensions
Banerjee, Nabamita; Jain, Akash
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study anomalous charged fluid in $2n$-dimensions ($n\\geq 2$) up to sub-leading derivative order. Only the effect of gauge anomaly is important at this order. Using the Euclidean partition function formalism, we find the constraints on different sub-leading order transport coefficients appearing in parity-even and odd sectors of the fluid. We introduce a new mechanism to count different fluid data at arbitrary derivative order. We show that only the knowledge of independent scalar-data is sufficient to find the constraints. In appendix we further extend this analysis to obtain fluid data at sub-sub-leading order (where both gauge and gravitational anomaly contribute) for parity-odd fluid.
Higher Derivative Corrections to Charged Fluids in 2n Dimensions
Nabamita Banerjee; Suvankar Dutta; Akash Jain
2015-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
We study anomalous charged fluid in $2n$-dimensions ($n\\geq 2$) up to sub-leading derivative order. Only the effect of gauge anomaly is important at this order. Using the Euclidean partition function formalism, we find the constraints on different sub-leading order transport coefficients appearing in parity-even and odd sectors of the fluid. We introduce a new mechanism to count different fluid data at arbitrary derivative order. We show that only the knowledge of independent scalar-data is sufficient to find the constraints. In appendix we further extend this analysis to obtain fluid data at sub-sub-leading order (where both gauge and gravitational anomaly contribute) for parity-odd fluid.
Brane solutions of a spherical sigma model in six dimensions
Hyun Min Lee; Antonios Papazoglou
2004-11-16T23:59:59.000Z
We explore solutions of six dimensional gravity coupled to a non-linear sigma model, in the presence of co-dimension two branes. We investigate the compactifications induced by a spherical scalar manifold and analyze the conditions under which they are of finite volume and singularity free. We discuss the issue of single-valuedness of the scalar fields and provide some special embedding of the scalar manifold to the internal space which solves this problem. These brane solutions furnish some self-tuning features, however they do not provide a satisfactory explanation of the vanishing of the effective four dimensional cosmological constant. We discuss the properties of this model in relation with the self-tuning example based on a hyperbolic sigma model.
Decay of Graviton Condensates and their Generalizations in Arbitrary Dimensions
Florian Kuhnel; Bo Sundborg
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
Classicalons are self-bound classical field configurations, which include black holes in General Relativity. In quantum theory, they are described by condensates of many soft quanta. In this work, their decay properties are studied in arbitrary dimensions. It is found that generically the decays of other classicalons are enhanced compared to pure graviton condensates, ie. black holes. The evaporation of higher dimensional graviton condensates turns out to match Hawking radiation solely due to non-linearites captured by the classicalon picture. Although less stable than black holes, all self-bound condensates are shown to be stable in the limit of large mass. Like for black holes, the effective coupling always scales as the inverse of the number of constituents, indicating that these systems are at critical points of quantum phase transitions. Consequences for cosmology, astro- and collider physics are briefly discussed.
Generalized Duality and Singular Strings in Higher Dimensions
I. Bars; K. Sfetsos
1991-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
Deformations of gauged WZW actions are constructed for any pair $(G,H)$ by taking different embeddings of the gauge group $H\\subset G$ as it acts on the left and right of the group element $g$. This leads to models that are dual to each other, generalizing the axial/vector duality of the two dimensional black hole manifold. The classical equations are completely solved for any pair $(G,H)$ and in particular for the anti de Sitter string based on $SO(d- 1,2)/SO(d-1,1)$ for which the normal modes are determined. Duality is demonstrated for models that have the same set of normal modes. Concentrating on $SO(2,2)/SO(2,1)$, the metric and dilaton fields of the $d=3$ string as well as some of the dual generalizations are obtained. They have curvature singularities and represent new singular solutions of Einstein's general relativity in three dimensions.
Inhomogeneous Cooling of the Rough Granular Gas in Two Dimensions
Sudhir N. Pathak; Dibyendu Das; R. Rajesh
2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
We study the inhomogeneous clustered regime of a freely cooling granular gas of rough particles in two dimensions using large-scale event driven simulations and scaling arguments. During collisions, rough particles dissipate energy in both the normal and tangential directions of collision. In the inhomogeneous regime, translational kinetic energy and the rotational energy decay with time $t$ as power-laws $t^{-\\theta_T}$ and $t^{-\\theta_R}$. We numerically determine $\\theta_T \\approx 1$ and $\\theta_R \\approx 1.6$, independent of the coefficients of restitution. The inhomogeneous regime of the granular gas has been argued to be describable by the ballistic aggregation problem, where particles coalesce on contact. Using scaling arguments, we predict $\\theta_T=1$ and $\\theta_R=1$ for ballistic aggregation, $\\theta_R$ being different from that obtained for the rough granular gas. Simulations of ballistic aggregation with rotational degrees of freedom are consistent with these exponents.
Cross product in N Dimensions - the doublewedge product
Carlo Andrea Gonano; Riccardo Enrico Zich
2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z
The cross product frequently occurs in Physics and Engineering, since it has large applications in many contexts, e.g. for calculating angular momenta, torques, rotations, volumes etc. Though this mathematical operator is widely used, it is commonly expressed in a 3-D notation which gives rise to many paradoxes and difficulties. In fact, instead of other vector operators like scalar product, the cross product is defined just in 3-D space, it does not respect reflection rules and invokes the concept of "handedness". In this paper we are going to present an extension of cross product in an arbitrary number N of spatial Dimensions, different from the one adopted in the Exterior Algebra and explicitly designed for an easy calculus of moments.
Dirac equation in low dimensions: The factorization method
J. A. Sanchez-Monroy; C. J. Quimbay
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
We present a general approach to solve the (1+1) and (2+1)-dimensional Dirac equation in the presence of static scalar, pseudoscalar and gauge potentials, for the case in which the potentials have the same functional form and thus the factorization method can be applied. We show that the presence of electric potentials in the Dirac equation leads to a two Klein-Gordon equations including an energy-dependent potential. We then generalize the factorization method for the case of energy-dependent Hamiltonians. Additionally, the shape invariance is generalized for a specific class of energy-dependent Hamiltonians. We also present a condition for the absence of the Klein's paradox (stability of the Dirac sea), showing how Dirac particles in low dimensions can be confined for a wide family of potentials.
Conserved Quasilocal Quantities and General Covariant Theories in Two Dimensions
W. Kummer; P. Widerin
1995-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
General matterless--theories in 1+1 dimensions include dilaton gravity, Yang--Mills theory as well as non--Einsteinian gravity with dynamical torsion and higher power gravity, and even models of spherically symmetric d = 4 General Relativity. Their recent identification as special cases of 'Poisson--sigma--models' with simple general solution in an arbitrary gauge, allows a comprehensive discussion of the relation between the known absolutely conserved quantities in all those cases and Noether charges, resp. notions of quasilocal 'energy--momentum'. In contrast to Noether like quantities, quasilocal energy definitions require some sort of 'asymptotics' to allow an interpretation as a (gauge--independent) observable. Dilaton gravitation, although a little different in detail, shares this property with the other cases. We also present a simple generalization of the absolute conservation law for the case of interactions with matter of any type.
Massive "spin-2" theories in arbitrary $D \\ge 3$ dimensions
D. Dalmazi; A. L. R. dos Santos; E. L. Mendonça
2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z
Here we show that in arbitrary dimensions $D\\ge 3$ there are two families of second order Lagrangians describing massive "spin-2" particles via a nonsymmetric rank-2 tensor. They differ from the usual Fierz-Pauli theory in general. At zero mass one of the families is Weyl invariant. Such massless theory has no particle content in $D=3$ and gives rise, via master action, to a dual higher order (in derivatives) description of massive spin-2 particles in $D=3$ where both the second and the fourth order terms are Weyl invariant, contrary to the linearized New Massive Gravity. However, only the fourth order term is invariant under arbitrary antisymmetric shifts. Consequently, the antisymmetric part of the tensor $e_{[\\mu\
Higgs Critical Exponents and Conformal Bootstrap in Four Dimensions
Oleg Antipin; Esben Mølgaard; Francesco Sannino
2015-05-11T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate relevant properties of composite operators emerging in nonsupersymmetric, four-dimensional gauge-Yukawa theories with interacting conformal fixed points within a precise framework. The theories investigated in this work are structurally similar to the standard model of particle interactions, but differ by developing perturbative interacting fixed points. We investigate the physical properties of the singlet and the adjoint composite operators quadratic in the Higgs field, and discover that the singlet anomalous dimension is substantially larger than the adjoint one. The numerical bootstrap results are then compared to precise four dimensional conformal field theoretical results. To accomplish this, it was necessary to calculate explicitly the crossing symmetry relations for the global symmetry group SU($N$)$\\times$SU($N$).
The Metastability Threshold for Modified Bootstrap Percolation in d Dimensions
Alexander E. Holroyd
2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z
In the modified bootstrap percolation model, sites in the cube {1,...,L}^d are initially declared active independently with probability p. At subsequent steps, an inactive site becomes active if it has at least one active nearest neighbour in each of the d dimensions, while an active site remains active forever. We study the probability that the entire cube is eventually active. For all d>=2 we prove that as L\\to\\infty and p\\to 0 simultaneously, this probability converges to 1 if L=exp^{d-1} (lambda+epsilon)/p, and converges to 0 if L=exp^{d-1} (lambda-epsilon)/p, for any epsilon>0. Here exp^n denotes the n-th iterate of the exponential function, and the threshold lambda equals pi^2/6 for all d.
Strongly interacting confined quantum systems in one dimension
A. G. Volosniev; D. V. Fedorov; A. S. Jensen; M. Valiente; N. T. Zinner
2015-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
In one dimension, the study of magnetism dates back to the dawn of quantum mechanics when Bethe solved the famous Heisenberg model that describes quantum behaviour in magnetic systems. In the last decade, one-dimensional systems have become a forefront area of research driven by the realization of the Tonks-Girardeau gas using cold atomic gases. Here we prove that one-dimensional fermionic and bosonic systems with strong short-range interactions are solvable in arbitrary confining geometries by introducing a new energy-functional technique and obtaining the full spectrum of energies and eigenstates. As a first application, we calculate spatial correlations and show how both ferro- and anti-ferromagnetic states are present already for small system sizes that are prepared and studied in current experiments. Our work demonstrates the enormous potential for quantum manipulation of magnetic correlations at the microscopic scale.
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Nayaz Khalid Ahmed; Martin Hecht
2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z
In microfluidics, varying wetting properties, expressed in terms of the local slip length, can be used to influence the flow of a liquid through a device. We study flow past surfaces on which the slip length is modulated in stripes. We find that the effective slip length for such a flow can be expressed as a function of the individual slip lengths on the stripes. The angle dependence of the effective slip is in excellent agreement with a recent theory describing the slip length as a tensorial quantity. This tensorial nature allows to induce a transverse flow, which can be used in micro mixers to drive a vortex. In our simulations of a flow through a square channel with patterned surfaces we see a homogeneous rotation about the direction of the flow. We investigate the influence of patterns of cosine shaped varying local slip on the flow field depending on the orientation of the pattern and find the largest effective slip length for periods of stripes parallel to the flow direction.
Chen, Zheng [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Large discrepancies among the laminar flame speeds and Markstein lengths of methane/air mixtures measured by different researchers using the same constant-pressure spherical flame method are observed. As an effort to reduce these discrepancies, one linear model (LM, the stretched flame speed changes linearly with the stretch rate) and two non-linear models (NM I and NM II, the stretched flame speed changes non-linearly with the stretch rate) for extracting the laminar flame speed and Markstein length from propagating spherical flames are investigated. The accuracy and performance of the LM, NM I, and NM II are found to strongly depend on the Lewis number. It is demonstrated that NM I is the most accurate for mixtures with large Lewis number (positive Markstein length) while NM II is the most accurate for mixtures with small Lewis number (negative Markstein length). Therefore, in order to get accurate laminar flame speed and Markstein length from spherical flame experiments, different non-linear models should be used for different mixtures. The validity of the theoretical results is further demonstrated by numerical and experimental studies. The results of this study can be used directly in spherical flame experiments measuring the laminar flame speed and Markstein length. (author)
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF PRESSURE PULSING PIPELINE UNPLUGGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR HANFORD
Servin, M. A. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA (United States); Garfield, J. S. [AEM Consulting, LLC (United States); Golcar, G. R. [AEM Consulting, LLC (United States)
2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z
The ability to unplug key waste transfer routes is generally essential for successful tank farms operations. All transfer lines run the risk of plugging but the cross site transfer line poses increased risk due to its longer length. The loss of a transfer route needed to support the waste feed delivery mission impacts the cost and schedule of the Hanford clean up mission. This report addresses the engineering feasibility for two pressure pulse technologies, which are similar in concept, for pipeline unplugging.
Non-linear scaling of performance appraisal dimensions: application of the ProMES methodology
Hedley, Amie Lynn
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of an employee to the organization. For example, one dimension of performance might be the ability of an employee to effectively communicate with co-workers. In order to determine what these performance dimensions might be, interviews were conducted. 22... overall composite, the raw scores were converted to z-scores. In order to do this, the mean and standard deviation were computed for each performance dimension. These calculations were done across the subjects in all three groups. An employee's z...
Packing Dimension Profiles and Levy Processes D. Khoshnevisan, R.L. Schilling and Y. Xiao
Khoshnevisan, Davar
that computes the Hausdorff dimension dimH X(F) of X(F), see [13] and its extensive bibliography. Let dimP denote the packing dimension. The main goal of the present paper is to evaluate dimP X(F) in terms study the packing dimension dimP X(F). Let us point out two noteworthy cases where dimP X(F) has been
Graz University of Technology Institute for Software Technology
Graz University of Technology Institute for Software Technology Birgit Vogtenhuber Problem Analysis.054, 3 VU Birgit Vogtenhuber Institute for Software Technology Graz University of Technology email: bvogt of Technology Institute for Software Technology Birgit Vogtenhuber Problem Analysis and Complexity Theory, 716
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1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document, Technology Transfer 94, is intended to communicate that there are many opportunities available to US industry and academic institutions to work with DOE and its laboratories and facilities in the vital activity of improving technology transfer to meet national needs. It has seven major sections: Introduction, Technology Transfer Activities, Access to Laboratories and Facilities, Laboratories and Facilities, DOE Office, Technologies, and an Index. Technology Transfer Activities highlights DOE`s recent developments in technology transfer and describes plans for the future. Access to Laboratories and Facilities describes the many avenues for cooperative interaction between DOE laboratories or facilities and industry, academia, and other government agencies. Laboratories and Facilities profiles the DOE laboratories and facilities involved in technology transfer and presents information on their missions, programs, expertise, facilities, and equipment, along with data on whom to contact for additional information on technology transfer. DOE Offices summarizes the major research and development programs within DOE. It also contains information on how to access DOE scientific and technical information. Technologies provides descriptions of some of the new technologies developed at DOE laboratories and facilities.
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Beyond Computation: Information Technology, Organizational
Beyond Computation: Information Technology, Organizational Transformation and Business Performance Brynjolfsson is Associate Professor of Information Technology and Management, Sloan School of Management. Information technology, defined as computers as well as related digital communication technology, has
ON THE DIMENSION OF THE SET OF RIM PERTURBATIONS FOR OPTIMAL PARTITION INVARIANCE
Greenberg, Harvey J.
that if the dimension of the primal optimality region, dim(P ), is zero, this means it is an extreme point.
HOW BEHAVE THE TYPICAL Lq-DIMENSIONS OF MEASURES? FREDERIC BAYART
Boyer, Edmond
. The Hausdorff and the packing dimension of E are denoted respectively by dimH(E) and dimP(E). Also, for a subset
Extra Dimensions of Space: Are They Going to be Found Soon?
Rubakov, Valery [Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow, Russia
2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Our space may well have more than 3 dimensions. Indeed, theories that pretend to be most fundamental choose to live in higher dimensions: a natural area for superstring/Mtheory is 9- or 10-dimensional space. Extra dimensions have been hidden so far, but they would open up above a certain energy threshold. A fascinating possibility is that this happens within reach of particle colliders. This lecture will address the motivation for such a viewpoint and implications of accessible extra dimensions for our understanding of nature.
The inverse conductivity problem with power densities in dimension n2
François Monard, Guillaume Bal
2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z
Jun 19, 2012 ... The inverse conductivity problem with power densities in dimension n ? 2. François Monard Guillaume Bal. Dept. of Applied Physics and ...
Chin, Y.H.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
for a quick estimate of the FEL parameters which minimizefor the Optimization of the FEL Gain Length Including thet h e Optimization o f the FEL Gain Length Including t h e
Reactor Technology | Nuclear Science | ORNL
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ADVANCED RECIPROCATING COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY (ARCT)
Danny M. Deffenbaugh; Klaus Brun; Ralph E. Harris; J. Pete Harrell; Robert J. Mckee; J. Jeffrey Moore; Steven J. Svedeman; Anthony J. Smalley; Eugene L. Broerman; Robert A Hart; Marybeth G. Nored; Ryan S. Gernentz; Shane P. Siebenaler
2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The U.S. natural gas pipeline industry is facing the twin challenges of increased flexibility and capacity expansion. To meet these challenges, the industry requires improved choices in gas compression to address new construction and enhancement of the currently installed infrastructure. The current fleet of installed reciprocating compression is primarily slow-speed integral machines. Most new reciprocating compression is and will be large, high-speed separable units. The major challenges with the fleet of slow-speed integral machines are: limited flexibility and a large range in performance. In an attempt to increase flexibility, many operators are choosing to single-act cylinders, which are causing reduced reliability and integrity. While the best performing units in the fleet exhibit thermal efficiencies between 90% and 92%, the low performers are running down to 50% with the mean at about 80%. The major cause for this large disparity is due to installation losses in the pulsation control system. In the better performers, the losses are about evenly split between installation losses and valve losses. The major challenges for high-speed machines are: cylinder nozzle pulsations, mechanical vibrations due to cylinder stretch, short valve life, and low thermal performance. To shift nozzle pulsation to higher orders, nozzles are shortened, and to dampen the amplitudes, orifices are added. The shortened nozzles result in mechanical coupling with the cylinder, thereby, causing increased vibration due to the cylinder stretch mode. Valve life is even shorter than for slow speeds and can be on the order of a few months. The thermal efficiency is 10% to 15% lower than slow-speed equipment with the best performance in the 75% to 80% range. The goal of this advanced reciprocating compression program is to develop the technology for both high speed and low speed compression that will expand unit flexibility, increase thermal efficiency, and increase reliability and integrity. Retrofit technologies that address the challenges of slow-speed integral compression are: (1) optimum turndown using a combination of speed and clearance with single-acting operation as a last resort; (2) if single-acting is required, implement infinite length nozzles to address nozzle pulsation and tunable side branch absorbers for 1x lateral pulsations; and (3) advanced valves, either the semi-active plate valve or the passive rotary valve, to extend valve life to three years with half the pressure drop. This next generation of slow-speed compression should attain 95% efficiency, a three-year valve life, and expanded turndown. New equipment technologies that address the challenges of large-horsepower, high-speed compression are: (1) optimum turndown with unit speed; (2) tapered nozzles to effectively reduce nozzle pulsation with half the pressure drop and minimization of mechanical cylinder stretch induced vibrations; (3) tunable side branch absorber or higher-order filter bottle to address lateral piping pulsations over the entire extended speed range with minimal pressure drop; and (4) semi-active plate valves or passive rotary valves to extend valve life with half the pressure drop. This next generation of large-horsepower, high-speed compression should attain 90% efficiency, a two-year valve life, 50% turndown, and less than 0.75 IPS vibration. This program has generated proof-of-concept technologies with the potential to meet these ambitious goals. Full development of these identified technologies is underway. The GMRC has committed to pursue the most promising enabling technologies for their industry.
Molecular Mechanisms for Microtubule Length Regulation by Kinesin-8 and XMAP215 Proteins
Louis Reese; Anna Melbinger; Erwin Frey
2014-05-22T23:59:59.000Z
The cytoskeleton is regulated by a plethora of enzymes that influence the stability and dynamics of cytoskeletal filaments. Molecular motors of the kinesin-8 protein family depolymerise microtubules in a length-dependent manner, and experimental and theoretical evidence suggest a role for kinesin-8 in the dynamic regulation of microtubules. However, so far the detailed molecular mechanisms how these molecular motors interact with the growing microtubule tip remain elusive. Here we investigate two interaction scenarios for kinesin-8 and the microtubule tip. We give a comprehensive analysis of regimes where length-regulation is possible and characterise how the stationary length depends on the biochemical rates and the bulk concentrations of the various proteins. For a neutral scenario, where microtubules grow irrespective of whether the microtubule tip is occupied by a molecular motor, length regulation is possible only for a narrow range of biochemical rates and limited to small polymerisation rates. In contrast, for an inhibition scenario, where the presence of a motor at the microtubule tip inhibits microtubule growth, the regime of length regulation is extremely broad and includes high growth rates. These results also apply to situations where polymerising enzymes, like XMAP215, and kinesin-8 mutually exclude each other from the microtubule tip. We also investigate the stochastic dynamics of the two scenarios. While for the neutral scenario length is tightly controlled, length dynamics is intermittent for the inhibition scenario and exhibits extended periods of microtubule growth and shrinkage, reminiscent of microtubule dynamic instability. On a broader perspective, the set of models established in this work quite generally suggests that mutual exclusion of molecules at the ends of cytoskeletal filaments is an important factor for filament dynamics and regulation.
Geothermal innovative technologies catalog
Kenkeremath, D. (ed.)
1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The technology items in this report were selected on the basis of technological readiness and applicability to current technology transfer thrusts. The items include technologies that are considered to be within 2 to 3 years of being transferred. While the catalog does not profess to be entirely complete, it does represent an initial attempt at archiving innovative geothermal technologies with ample room for additions as they occur. The catalog itself is divided into five major functional areas: Exploration; Drilling, Well Completion, and Reservoir Production; Materials and Brine Chemistry; Direct Use; and Economics. Within these major divisions are sub-categories identifying specific types of technological advances: Hardware; Software; Data Base; Process/Procedure; Test Facility; and Handbook.
Smith, J.H.; Ellis, J.R.; Montague, S.; Allen, J.J.
1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
One of the principal applications of monolithically integrated micromechanical/microelectronic systems has been accelerometers for automotive applications. As integrated MEMS/CMOS technologies such as those developed by U.C. Berkeley, Analog Devices, and Sandia National Laboratories mature, additional systems for more sensitive inertial measurements will enter the commercial marketplace. In this paper, the authors will examine key technology design rules which impact the performance and cost of inertial measurement devices manufactured in integrated MEMS/CMOS technologies. These design parameters include: (1) minimum MEMS feature size, (2) minimum CMOS feature size, (3) maximum MEMS linear dimension, (4) number of mechanical MEMS layers, (5) MEMS/CMOS spacing. In particular, the embedded approach to integration developed at Sandia will be examined in the context of these technology features. Presently, this technology offers MEMS feature sizes as small as 1 {micro}m, CMOS critical dimensions of 1.25 {micro}m, MEMS linear dimensions of 1,000 {micro}m, a single mechanical level of polysilicon, and a 100 {micro}m space between MEMS and CMOS. This is applicable to modern precision guided munitions.
Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst; Ken Thomas
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The nuclear industry has been slow to incorporate digital sensor technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns with digital qualification issues. However, the benefits of digital sensor technology for nuclear plant instrumentation are substantial in terms of accuracy, reliability, availability, and maintainability. This report demonstrates these benefits in direct comparisons of digital and analog sensor applications. It also addresses the qualification issues that must be addressed in the application of digital sensor technology.
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market by industrial companies, 58 including the Electro Optical Systems (EOS) in Germany, Arcam in Sweden, MCP Tooling Technologies in 59 the UK, and Stratasys, 3D Systems,...
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Presentation covers the HVAC maintenance and technologies, and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.
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2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z
The directive will ensure that federal organizations and employees within the Department can use mobile technology to support mission requirements in a safe and secure manner.
Navy Technology Evaluation Update
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Presentation covers the Navy Technology Evaluation update at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting, held on November 18-19, 2009.
Ocean Energy Technology Overview
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2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
Introduction to and overview of ocean renewable energy resources and technologies prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy management Program.
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(VAR) furnaces for industries that use specialty metals such as nickel, titanium, and zirconium. The technology could be used to help produce materials with stronger chemical and...
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Presentation covers the Lighting Technology Panel for the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting, held on November 18-19, 2009.
Jacobson, C.
1982-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
Testimony by Lawrence J. Brady, Commerce Assistant Secretary for Trade Administration, at Congressional hearings on the national security issues of technology transfers to the Soviet Union identified steps the US needs to take to deal effectively with the problem. These steps include an understanding of how the Soviet Union has and will benefit militarily by acquiring Western technology and efforts to work with other countries, counterintelligence agencies, and industries to stem the flow of technological information. Brady outlined changes in technology development that complicate the enforcement of transfer rules, and emphasized the importance of a close relationship between the business community and the Commerce Department. (DCK)
Supervisory Information Technology Specialist
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A successful candidate in this position will be responsible for providing Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, capabilities and technical support to the Department of Energy (DOE),...
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McDonald Bioscience Communications Email State-of-the art technology and extensive genomics expertise Protein research Read caption + Los Alamos National Laboratory graduate...
Overview: STEEL Enabling Technologies
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Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.
Solar Energy Technologies Office
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In 2011, the Energy Department's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) became the SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy...
Dynamics and correlation length scales of a glass-forming liquid in quiescent and sheared conditions
Wen-Sheng Xu; Zhao-Yan Sun; Li-Jia An
2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
We numerically study dynamics and correlation length scales of a colloidal liquid in both quiescent and sheared conditions to further understand the origin of slow dynamics and dynamic heterogeneity in glass-forming systems. The simulation is performed in a weakly frustrated two-dimensional liquid, where locally preferred order is allowed to develop with increasing density. The four-point density correlations and bond-orientation correlations, which have been frequently used to capture dynamic and static length scales $\\xi$ in a quiescent condition, can be readily extended to a system under steady shear in this case. In the absence of shear, we confirmed the previous findings that the dynamic slowing down accompanies the development of dynamic heterogeneity. The dynamic and static length scales increase with $\\alpha$-relaxation time $\\tau_{\\alpha}$ as power-law $\\xi\\sim\\tau_{\\alpha}^{\\mu}$ with $\\mu>0$. In the presence of shear, both viscosity and $\\tau_{\\alpha}$ have power-law dependence on shear rate in the marked shear thinning regime. However, dependence of correlation lengths cannot be described by power laws in the same regime. Furthermore, the relation $\\xi\\sim\\tau_{\\alpha}^{\\mu}$ between length scales and dynamics holds for not too strong shear where thermal fluctuations and external forces are both important in determining the properties of dense liquids. Thus, our results demonstrate a link between slow dynamics and structure in glass-forming liquids even under nonequilibrium conditions.
Energy Dependence and Scaling Property of Localization Length near a Gapped Flat Band
Ge, Li
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Using a tight-binding model for a one-dimensional Lieb lattice, we show that the localization length near a gapped flat band behaves differently from the typical Urbach tail in a band gap: instead of reducing monotonically as the energy E moves away from the flat band energy E_{FB}, the presence of the flat band causes a nonmonotonic energy dependence of the localization length. This energy dependence follows a scaling property when the energy is within the spread (W) of uniformly distributed diagonal disorder, i.e. the localization length is only a function of (E-E_{FB})/W. Several other lattices are compared to distinguish the effect of the flat band on the localization length, where we eliminate, shift, or duplicate the flat band, without changing the dispersion relations of other bands. Using the top right element of the Green's matrix, we derive an analytical relation between the density of states and the localization length, which shines light on these properties of the latter, including a summation rul...
Simulation-Length Requirements in the Loads Analysis of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines: Preprint
Haid, L.; Stewart, G.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.; Lackner, M.; Matha, D.
2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of this paper is to examine the appropriate length of a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) simulation - a fundamental question that needs to be answered to develop design requirements. To examine this issue, a loads analysis of an example FOWT was performed in FAST with varying simulation lengths. The offshore wind system used was the OC3-Hywind spar buoy, which was developed for use in the International Energy Agency Code Comparison Collaborative Project and supports NREL's offshore 5-megawatt baseline turbine. Realistic metocean data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and repeated periodic wind files were used to excite the structure. The results of the analysis clearly show that loads do not increase for longer simulations. In regards to fatigue, a sensitivity analysis shows that the procedure used for counting half cycles is more important than the simulation length itself. Based on these results, neither the simulation length nor the periodic wind files affect response statistics and loads for FOWTs (at least for the spar studied here); a result in contrast to the offshore oil and gas industry, where running simulations of at least 3 hours in length is common practice.
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Ken Thomas; Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
There are significant developments underway in new types of actuators for power plant active components. Many of these make use of digital technology to provide a wide array of benefits in performance of the actuators and in reduced burden to maintain them. These new product offerings have gained considerable acceptance in use in process plants. In addition, they have been used in conventional power generation very successfully. This technology has been proven to deliver the benefits promised and substantiate the claims of improved performance. The nuclear industry has been reluctant to incorporate digital actuator technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns due to a number of concerns. These could be summarized as cost, regulatory uncertainty, and a certain comfort factor with legacy analog technology. The replacement opportunity for these types of components represents a decision point for whether to invest in more modern technology that would provide superior operational and maintenance benefits. Yet, the application of digital technology has been problematic for the nuclear industry, due to qualification and regulatory issues. With some notable exceptions, the result has been a continuing reluctance to undertake the risks and uncertainties of implementing digital actuator technology when replacement opportunities present themselves. Rather, utilities would typically prefer to accept the performance limitations of the legacy analog actuator technologies to avoid impacts to project costs and schedules. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate that the benefits of digital actuator technology can be significant in terms of plant performance and that it is worthwhile to address the barriers currently holding back the widespread development and use of this technology. It addresses two important objectives in pursuit of the beneficial use of digital actuator technology for nuclear power plants: 1. To demonstrate the benefits of digital actuator technology over legacy analog sensor technology in both quantitative and qualitative ways. 2. To recognize and address the added difficulty of digital technology qualification, especially in regard to software common cause failure (SCCF), that is introduced by the use of digital actuator technology.
Technology Catalogue. First edition
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1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) is responsible for remediating its contaminated sites and managing its waste inventory in a safe and efficient manner. EM`s Office of Technology Development (OTD) supports applied research and demonstration efforts to develop and transfer innovative, cost-effective technologies to its site clean-up and waste management programs within EM`s Office of Environmental Restoration and Office of Waste Management. The purpose of the Technology Catalogue is to provide performance data on OTD-developed technologies to scientists and engineers assessing and recommending technical solutions within the Department`s clean-up and waste management programs, as well as to industry, other federal and state agencies, and the academic community. OTD`s applied research and demonstration activities are conducted in programs referred to as Integrated Demonstrations (IDs) and Integrated Programs (IPs). The IDs test and evaluate.systems, consisting of coupled technologies, at specific sites to address generic problems, such as the sensing, treatment, and disposal of buried waste containers. The IPs support applied research activities in specific applications areas, such as in situ remediation, efficient separations processes, and site characterization. The Technology Catalogue is a means for communicating the status. of the development of these innovative technologies. The FY93 Technology Catalogue features technologies successfully demonstrated in the field through IDs and sufficiently mature to be used in the near-term. Technologies from the following IDs are featured in the FY93 Technology Catalogue: Buried Waste ID (Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho); Mixed Waste Landfill ID (Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico); Underground Storage Tank ID (Hanford, Washington); Volatile organic compound (VOC) Arid ID (Richland, Washington); and VOC Non-Arid ID (Savannah River Site, South Carolina).
College of Information Technology 151 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Xie,Jiang (Linda)
the computer industry either as a computer hardware design engineer or as a computer scientist with a heavy, industry professionals, and students. The College of IT was formed in 2000, with the mission of educating industry to develop information technology solutions. Computer Science Program. The Computer Science
PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program
California at Berkeley, University of
the road." In recent years, increasing amounts of crumb rubber from recycled tires have been added solve the very serious problem of waste tire disposal. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 2009, VOL. 1, NO. 2 § Rubber Roads: Waste Tires Find a Home By Larry Santucci, PE Pavement Specialist
The Voronoi Tessellation Cluster Finder in 2 1 Dimensions
Soares-Santos, Marcelle; /Fermilab /Sao Paulo U.; de Carvalho, Reinaldo R.; /Sao Jose, INPE; Annis, James; /Fermilab; Gal, Roy R.; /Hawaii U.; La Barbera, Francesco; /Capodimonte Observ.; Lopes, Paulo A.A.; /Valongo Observ.; Wechsler, Risa H.; Busha, Michael T.; Gerke, Brian F.; /SLAC /KIPAC, Menlo Park
2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z
We present a detailed description of the Voronoi Tessellation (VT) cluster finder algorithm in 2+1 dimensions, which improves on past implementations of this technique. The need for cluster finder algorithms able to produce reliable cluster catalogs up to redshift 1 or beyond and down to 10{sup 13.5} solar masses is paramount especially in light of upcoming surveys aiming at cosmological constraints from galaxy cluster number counts. We build the VT in photometric redshift shells and use the two-point correlation function of the galaxies in the field to both determine the density threshold for detection of cluster candidates and to establish their significance. This allows us to detect clusters in a self-consistent way without any assumptions about their astrophysical properties. We apply the VT to mock catalogs which extend to redshift 1.4 reproducing the ?CDM cosmology and the clustering properties observed in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. An objective estimate of the cluster selection function in terms of the completeness and purity as a function of mass and redshift is as important as having a reliable cluster finder. We measure these quantities by matching the VT cluster catalog with the mock truth table. We show that the VT can produce a cluster catalog with completeness and purity >80% for the redshift range up to {approx}1 and mass range down to {approx}10{sup 13.5} solar masses.
Higgs phenomenology in warped extra dimensions with a fourth generation
Frank, Mariana; Korutlu, Beste; Toharia, Manuel [Department of Physics, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal Quebec, H4B 1R6 (Canada)
2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study a warped extra-dimension scenario where the standard model fields lie in the bulk, with the addition of a fourth family of fermions. We concentrate on the flavor structure of the Higgs couplings with fermions in the flavor anarchy ansatz. Even without a fourth family, these couplings will be generically misaligned with respect to the standard model fermion mass matrices. The presence of the fourth family typically enhances the misalignment effects and we show that one should expect them to be highly nonsymmetrical in the (34) intergenerational mixing. The radiative corrections from the new fermions and their flavor-violating couplings to the Higgs affect negligibly known experimental precision measurements such as the oblique parameters and Z{yields}bb or Z{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}. On the other hand, {Delta}F=1, 2 processes, mediated by tree-level Higgs exchange, as well as radiative corrections to b{yields}s{gamma} and {mu}{yields}e{gamma} put some generic pressure on the allowed size of the flavor-violating couplings. But more importantly, these couplings will alter the Higgs decay patterns as well as those of the new fermions, and produce very interesting new signals associated to Higgs phenomenology in high energy colliders. These signals might become very important indirect signals for these type of models as they would be present even when the KK mass scale is high and no heavy KK particle is discovered.
The Compactification Problems of Additional Dimensions in Multidimensional Cosmological Theories
Tamerlan Saidov
2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
Multidimensionality of our Universe is one of the most intriguing assumption in modern physics. It follows naturally from theories unifying different fundamental interactions with gravity, e.g. M/string theory. The idea has received a great deal of renewed attention over the last few years. However, it also brings a row of additional questions. According to observations the internal space should be static or nearly static at least from the time of primordial nucleosynthesis, otherwise the fundamental physical constants would vary. This means that at the present evolutionary stage of the Universe there are two possibilities: slow variation or compactification of internal space scale parameters. In many recent studies the problem of extra dimensions stabilization was studied for so-called ADD. Under these approaches a massive scalar fields (gravitons or radions) of external space-time can be presented as conformal excitations. In above mentioned works it was assumed that multidimensional action to be linear with respect to curvature. Although as follows from string theory, the gravity action needs to be extended to nonlinear one. In order to investigate effects of nonlinearity, in this Thesis a multidimensional Lagrangian will be studied, having the form L = f(R), where f(R) is an arbitrary smooth function of the scalar curvature.
Extra Dimensions: 3D and Time in PDF Documentation
Graf, Norman A.; /SLAC
2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z
High energy physics is replete with multi-dimensional information which is often poorly represented by the two dimensions of presentation slides and print media. Past efforts to disseminate such information to a wider audience have failed for a number of reasons, including a lack of standards which are easy to implement and have broad support. Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) has in recent years become the de facto standard for secure, dependable electronic information exchange. It has done so by creating an open format, providing support for multiple platforms and being reliable and extensible. By providing support for the ECMA standard Universal 3D (U3D) file format in its free Adobe Reader software, Adobe has made it easy to distribute and interact with 3D content. By providing support for scripting and animation, temporal data can also be easily distributed to a wide audience. In this talk, we present examples of HEP applications which take advantage of this functionality. We demonstrate how 3D detector elements can be documented, using either CAD drawings or other sources such as GEANT visualizations as input. Using this technique, higher dimensional data, such as LEGO plots or time-dependent information can be included in PDF files. In principle, a complete event display, with full interactivity, can be incorporated into a PDF file. This would allow the end user not only to customize the view and representation of the data, but to access the underlying data itself.
A Superstring Theory in Four Curved Space-Time Dimensions
I. Bars; K. Sfetsos
1991-11-20T23:59:59.000Z
Neveu-Schwarz-Ramond type heterotic and type-II superstrings in four dimensional curved space-time are constructed as exact $N=1$ superconformal theories. The tachyon is eliminated with a GSO projection. The theory is based on the N=1 superconformal gauged WZW model for the anti-de Sitter coset $SO(3,2)/SO(3,1)$ with integer central extension $k=5$. The model has dynamical duality properties in its space-time metric that are similar to the large-small ($R\\rightarrow 1/R$) duality of tori. To first order in a $1/k$ expansion we give expressions for the metric, the dilaton, the Ricci tensor and their dual generalizations. The curvature scalar has several singularities at various locations in the 4-dimensional manifold. This provides a new singular solution to Einstein's equations in the presence of matter in four dimensions. A non-trivial path integral measure which we conjectured in previous work for gauged WZW models is verified.
Global Fits of the Minimal Universal Extra Dimensions Scenario
Bertone, Gianfranco; /Zurich U. /Paris, Inst. Astrophys.; Kong, Kyoungchul; /SLAC /Kansas U.; de Austri, Roberto Ruiz; /Valencia U., IFIC; Trotta, Roberto; /Imperial Coll., London
2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z
In theories with Universal Extra-Dimensions (UED), the {gamma}{sub 1} particle, first excited state of the hypercharge gauge boson, provides an excellent Dark Matter (DM) candidate. Here we use a modified version of the SuperBayeS code to perform a Bayesian analysis of the minimal UED scenario, in order to assess its detectability at accelerators and with DM experiments. We derive in particular the most probable range of mass and scattering cross sections off nucleons, keeping into account cosmological and electroweak precision constraints. The consequences for the detectability of the {gamma}{sub 1} with direct and indirect experiments are dramatic. The spin-independent cross section probability distribution peaks at {approx} 10{sup -11} pb, i.e. below the sensitivity of ton-scale experiments. The spin-dependent cross-section drives the predicted neutrino flux from the center of the Sun below the reach of present and upcoming experiments. The only strategy that remains open appears to be direct detection with ton-scale experiments sensitive to spin-dependent cross-sections. On the other hand, the LHC with 1 fb{sup -1} of data should be able to probe the current best-fit UED parameters.
Thermodynamics of SU(3) Gauge Theory in 2 + 1 Dimensions
P. Bialas; L. Daniel; A. Morel; B. Petersson
2008-07-21T23:59:59.000Z
The pressure, and the energy and entropy densities are determined for the SU(3) gauge theory in $2 + 1$ dimensions from lattice Monte Carlo calculations in the interval $0.6 \\leq T/T_c \\leq 15$. The finite temperature lattices simulated have temporal extent $N_\\tau = 2, 4, 6$ and 8, and spatial volumes $N_S^2$ such that the aspect ratio is $N_S/N_\\tau = 8$. To obtain the thermodynamical quantities, we calculate the averages of the temporal plaquettes $P_\\tau$ and the spatial plaquettes $P_S$ on these lattices. We also need the zero temperature averages of the plaquettes $P_0$, calculated on symmetric lattices with $N_\\tau = N_S$. We discuss in detail the finite size ($N_S$-dependent) effects. These disappear exponentially. For the zero temperature lattices we find that the coefficient of $N_S$ in the exponent is of the order of the glueball mass. On the finite temperature lattices it lies between the two lowest screening masses. For the aspect ratio equal to eight, the systematic errors coming from the finite size effects are much smaller than our statistical errors. We argue that in the continuum limit, at high enough temperature, the pressure can be parametrized by the very simple formula $p=a-bT_c/T$ where $a$ and $b$ are two constants. Using the thermodynamical identities for a large homogeneous system, this parametrization then determines the other thermodynamical variables in the same temperature range.
The sharp threshold for bootstrap percolation in all dimensions
József Balogh; Béla Bollobás; Hugo Duminil-Copin; Robert Morris
2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
In r-neighbour bootstrap percolation on a graph G, a (typically random) set A of initially 'infected' vertices spreads by infecting (at each time step) vertices with at least r already-infected neighbours. This process may be viewed as a monotone version of the Glauber dynamics of the Ising model, and has been extensively studied on the d-dimensional grid $[n]^d$. The elements of the set A are usually chosen independently, with some density p, and the main question is to determine $p_c([n]^d,r)$, the density at which percolation (infection of the entire vertex set) becomes likely. In this paper we prove, for every pair $d \\ge r \\ge 2$, that there is a constant L(d,r) such that $p_c([n]^d,r) = [(L(d,r) + o(1)) / log_(r-1) (n)]^{d-r+1}$ as $n \\to \\infty$, where $log_r$ denotes an r-times iterated logarithm. We thus prove the existence of a sharp threshold for percolation in any (fixed) number of dimensions. Moreover, we determine L(d,r) for every pair (d,r).
Nano-scaled graphene platelets with a high length-to-width aspect ratio
Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)
2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a nano-scaled graphene platelet (NGP) having a thickness no greater than 100 nm and a length-to-width ratio no less than 3 (preferably greater than 10). The NGP with a high length-to-width ratio can be prepared by using a method comprising (a) intercalating a carbon fiber or graphite fiber with an intercalate to form an intercalated fiber; (b) exfoliating the intercalated fiber to obtain an exfoliated fiber comprising graphene sheets or flakes; and (c) separating the graphene sheets or flakes to obtain nano-scaled graphene platelets. The invention also provides a nanocomposite material comprising an NGP with a high length-to-width ratio. Such a nanocomposite can become electrically conductive with a small weight fraction of NGPs. Conductive composites are particularly useful for shielding of sensitive electronic equipment against electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), and for electrostatic charge dissipation.
Mechanism Mobility and a Local Dimension Test Charles W. Wampler1,2,
Hauenstein, Jonathan
is mathematically equivalent to the dimension of the solution set of the kinematic loop equations for the mechanismMechanism Mobility and a Local Dimension Test Charles W. Wampler1,2, General Motors Research The mobility of a mechanism is the number of degrees of freedom (DOF) with which it may move. This notion
A multivariate analysis of the niches of plant populations in raised bogs. I. Niche dimensions
Johnson, Edward A.
A multivariate analysis of the niches of plant populations in raised bogs. I. Niche dimensions E. A Biologictrl Lrrhorrrrory,WoorlsHole, MA, U.S.A. Received July 19, 1976 JOHNSON,E. A. 1977. A multivariate. A multivariate analysis of the niches of plant populations in raised bogs. I. Niche dimensions. Can. J. Bot. 55
Comment on the shape of Hydrogen equation in spaces of arbitrary dimension
M. Ya. Amusia
2015-02-20T23:59:59.000Z
We note that presenting Hydrogen atom Schrodinger equation in the case of arbitrary dimensions require simultaneous modification of the Coulomb potential that only in three dimensions has the form Z/r . This was not done in a number of relatively recent papers [1-5]. Therefore some results obtained there seem to be doubtful. Some required considerations in the area are mentioned.
Adaptive Dimension Reduction Using Discriminant Analysis and K-means Chris Ding CHQDING@LBL.GOV
Li, Tao
Adaptive Dimension Reduction Using Discriminant Analysis and K-means Clustering Chris Ding CHQDING discriminant analysis (LDA) and K-means clustering into a coherent frame- work to adaptively select the most(s)/owner(s). An extension of this approach is the adaptive dimension re- duction approach (Ding et al., 2002; Li et al
Measuring acoustic-prosodic entrainment with respect to multiple levels and dimensions.
Hirschberg, Julia
Measuring acoustic-prosodic entrainment with respect to multiple levels and dimensions. Rivka- ious dimensions. This phenomenon, commonly called entrain- ment, coordination, or alignment, is widely believed to be cru- cial to the success and naturalness of human interactions. We investigate entrainment
Lower scaling dimensions of quarks and gluons and new energy scales
F. Palumbo
1996-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the possibility that quarks and gluons, due to confinement, have lower scaling dimensions. In such a case there appear naturally new energy scales below which the standard theory is recovered. Arguments are given whereby for dimension $1/2$ of the quarks the theory is unitary also above these energy scales.
A numerical study on the dimension of an extremely inhomogeneous matter distribution
Cecilia B. M. H. Chirenti
2005-08-10T23:59:59.000Z
We have developed an algorithm that numericaly computes the dimension of an extremely inhomogeous matter distribution, given by a discrete hierarchical metric. With our results it is possible to analise how the dimension of the matter density tends to d = 3, as we consider larger samples.