Trailing Edge Noise Model Applied to Wind Turbine Airfoils
In order to increase public acceptance of wind energy in the coming years, there is a strong need Bertagnolio Title: Trailing Edge Noise Model Applied to Wind Turbine Airfoils Department: Wind EnergyTrailing Edge Noise Model Applied to Wind Turbine Airfoils Franck Bertagnolio Risø-R-1633(EN) Risø
Survey of techniques for reduction of wind turbine blade trailing edge noise.
Barone, Matthew Franklin
2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Aerodynamic noise from wind turbine rotors leads to constraints in both rotor design and turbine siting. The primary source of aerodynamic noise on wind turbine rotors is the interaction of turbulent boundary layers on the blades with the blade trailing edges. This report surveys concepts that have been proposed for trailing edge noise reduction, with emphasis on concepts that have been tested at either sub-scale or full-scale. These concepts include trailing edge serrations, low-noise airfoil designs, trailing edge brushes, and porous trailing edges. The demonstrated noise reductions of these concepts are cited, along with their impacts on aerodynamic performance. An assessment is made of future research opportunities in trailing edge noise reduction for wind turbine rotors.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE An experimental investigation on the trailing edge cooling of
Hu, Hui
ORIGINAL ARTICLE An experimental investigation on the trailing edge cooling of turbine blades edge cooling; Wall slot jets; Turbine blades; Steroscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements characteristics of the wall jets pertinent to trailing edge cooling of turbine blades. A high
Effects of trailing edge flap dynamic deployment on blade-vortex interactions
Nelson, Carter T.
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A theoretical and experimental investigation is undertaken to determine the effects of an actively deployable trailing edge flap on the disturbances created during blade-vortex interactions (BVI). The theoretical model consists of an unsteady panel...
Augmentation of Power Output of Axisymmetric Ducted Wind Turbines by Porous Trailing Edge Disks
widnall, sheila
2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents analytical and experimental results that demonstrated that the power output from a ducted wind turbine can be dramatically increased by the addition of a trailing edge device such as a porous disk. In ...
Hu, Hui
of turbine blades used for future advanced power. Nomenclature Ccoolant = oxygen concentration of cooling Edge Cooling of Turbine Blades by using PIV and PSP Techniques Zifeng Yang1 and Hui Hu2 () Department to study the flow characteristics of the wall jets exiting from the trailing edge cooling slots
An experimental investigation of turbine blade heat transfer and turbine blade trailing edge cooling
Choi, Jungho
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
and internal model of a gas turbine blade. It was also used to determine the film effectiveness on the trailing edge. For the internal model, Reynolds numbers based on the hydraulic diameter of iv the exit slot and exit velocity were 5,000, 10,000, 20...-1 AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBINE BLADE HEAT TRANSFER AND TURBINE BLADE TRAILING EDGE COOLING A Dissertation by JUNGHO CHOI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...
An experimental investigation of turbine blade heat transfer and turbine blade trailing edge cooling
Choi, Jungho
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBINE BLADE HEAT TRANSFER AND TURBINE BLADE TRAILING EDGE COOLING A Dissertation by JUNGHO CHOI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... by JUNGHO CHOI Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved as to style and content by: Je-Chin Han (Chair of Committee) Meinhard T...
Liu, Yao-Hsien
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The gas turbine blade/vane internal cooling is achieved by circulating the compressed air through the cooling passages inside the turbine blade. Leading edge and trailing edge of the turbine blade are two critical regions which need to be properly...
Liu, Yao-Hsien
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
at the highest rotation number of 0.58. Heat transfer coefficients are also experimentally measured in a wedge-shaped cooling channel (Dh =2.22cm, Ac=7.62cm2) to model an internal cooling passage near the trailing edge of a gas turbine blade where the coolant...
TREE TRAILS Tree Trails Curriculum
TREE TRAILS Tree Trails Curriculum Tree Trails curriculum was developed by Texas A&M Forest Service Trails curriculum was developed by Texas A&M Forest Service in cooperation with Texas Urban Forestry Service Leader The curriculum is aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in reading
Hawkins, Brian
2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
Paper Trails is an exhibition consisting of two animations, Inquisitive Vignettes and Traces. These animations, one of which is projected on and accompanied by a player piano, examine the creation and interpretation of our ...
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Sun, Jing
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
-link capacitor is one of the largest because it should keep the output voltage with low ripple. Also, the size of this capacitor is penalized due to the universal line voltage application. Synchronization through employing leading edge modulation for the first...
Sun, Jing
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
-link capacitor is one of the largest because it should keep the output voltage with low ripple. Also, the size of this capacitor is penalized due to the universal line voltage application. Synchronization through employing leading edge modulation for the first...
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Plan 5th Annual Report for FY 2011 (pdf) Trails Management Program Mitigation Action Plan 4th Annual Report for FY 2010 (pdf) General Background Trails Use Survey Summary The...
The Patrick Elvander Taxonomy Trail
California at Santa Cruz, University of
Patrick Elvander Taxonomy Trail The Patrick Elvander Taxonomy Trail at the Arboretum at UC Santa: Taxonomy is partly the study of the naming and clas- sification of plants. For this more technical to produce a preview edition of the Manual in 1989. By establishing this Taxonomy trail as a memorial, we
Anding, Jenna
2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
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Trail, Tamara; Hysmith, Larry; Harmel-Garza, Denise
2001-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
Hunter education is most successful when it includes hands-on teaching about hunting and firearms safety. The Hunter Skills Trail is a proven technique for training both adults and young people, and this guide explains how to set up and conduct...
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Normal Scalar Curvature Inequalities Normal Scalar Curvature
Lu, Zhiqin
Scalar Curvature Inequalities Introduction In 1999, De Smet, Dillen, Verstraelen and Vrancken (DDVV, F. Dillen, L. Verstraelen, and L. Vrancken, A pointwise inequality in submanifold theory, Arch. Math
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Sandia Energy - Experiment for Improved Modeling of Trailing-Edge
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Spatial arrangement of trail markers and visitor involvement on a self-guided interpretive trail
Marcy, Julie Benedict
1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
be presented by asking "what constitutes an effective SGT in terms of visitor involvement with t'ne trail, leaflet suggestions, and the spacing of stakes or markers on the trail?" An effecrive program or technique is one which achieves its desired... concluded with open-ended questions on suggested improvements for the trail and leaflet. Sontag (27) states rhat there are three main ccmponents of t. rail evaluation: personal objeccive evaluation, observing visitor reaction, and questionnaires...
Stochastic Curvature Driven Flows 1 Motion by Mean Curvature
Many solidi cation processes such as dendritic crystal. growth are modeled by coupling the interfacial curvature ows with the di usion of heat and other ..... dynamic limit of interactive particle systems under Glauber-Kawasaki dynamics [
Curvature Capillary Migration of Microspheres
Nima Sharifi-Mood; Iris B. Liu; Kathleen J. Stebe
2015-05-11T23:59:59.000Z
We address the question: How does capillarity propel microspheres along curvature gradients? For a particle on a fluid interface, there are two conditions that can apply at the three phase contact line: Either the contact line adopts an equilibrium contact angle, or it can be pinned by kinetic trapping, e.g. at chemical heterogeneities, asperities or other pinning sites on the particle surface. We formulate the curvature capillary energy for both scenarios for particles smaller than the capillary length and far from any pinning boundaries. The scale and range of the distortion made by the particle are set by the particle radius; we use singular perturbation methods to find the distortions and to rigorously evaluate the associated capillary energies. For particles with equilibrium contact angles, contrary to the literature, we find that the capillary energy is negligible, with the first contribution bounded to fourth order in the product of the particle radius and the deviatoric curvature. For pinned contact lines, we find curvature capillary energies that are finite, with a functional form investigated previously by us for disks and microcylinders on curved interfaces. In experiments, we show microsphere migrate along deterministic trajectories toward regions of maximum deviatoric curvature with curvature capillary energies ranging from $6 \\times10^3 - 5 \\times 10^4~k_BT$. These data agree with the curvature capillary energy for the case of pinned contact lines. The underlying physics of this migration is a coupling of the interface deviatoric curvature with the quadrupolar mode of nanometric disturbances in the interface owing to the particle's contact line undulations. This work is an example of the major implications of nanometric roughness and contact line pinning for colloidal dynamics.
Evolution of curvature invariants and lifting integrability
Kamp, Peter H. van der
Evolution of curvature invariants and lifting integrability Elizabeth L. Mansfield and Peter H. van. These define the curvature and evolution invariants that are associated to curves moving in the given geometry. The syzygy between the curvature and evolution invariants is obtained as a zero curvature relation
Spatial curvature falsifies eternal inflation
Kleban, Matthew; Schillo, Marjorie, E-mail: mk161@nyu.edu, E-mail: mls604@nyu.edu [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York (United States)
2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Inflation creates large-scale cosmological density perturbations that are characterized by an isotropic, homogeneous, and Gaussian random distribution about a locally flat background. Even in a flat universe, the spatial curvature measured within one Hubble volume receives contributions from long wavelength perturbations, and will not in general be zero. These same perturbations determine the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature fluctuations, which are O(10{sup ?5}). Consequently, the low-l multipole moments in the CMB temperature map predict the value of the measured spatial curvature ?{sub k}. On this basis we argue that a measurement of |?{sub k}| > 10{sup ?4} would rule out slow-roll eternal inflation in our past with high confidence, while a measurement of ?{sub k} < ?10{sup ?4} (which is positive curvature, a locally closed universe) rules out false-vacuum eternal inflation as well, at the same confidence level. In other words, negative curvature (a locally open universe) is consistent with false-vacuum eternal inflation but not with slow-roll eternal inflation, and positive curvature falsifies both. Near-future experiments will dramatically extend the sensitivity of ?{sub k} measurements and constitute a sharp test of these predictions.
"Surface Curvature from Laser Triangulation Data" ELECTRICAL &
Goodman, James R.
"Surface Curvature from Laser Triangulation Data" John Rugis ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING #12 for curvature calculations? #12;Display results on a 2D rectangular grid? Squashed dot mapping. #12;Results
Automatic Search for Differential Trails in ARX Ciphers (extended version)
International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
Automatic Search for Differential Trails in ARX Ciphers (extended version) Alex Biryukov {Alex.Biryukov,Vesselin.Velichkov}@uni.lu Abstract. We propose a tool 1 for automatic search. Keywords: symmetric-key, differential trail, tools for cryptanalysis, automatic search, ARX, TEA, XTEA
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ENVIROWork Requests2010Misc100101Eastshore Trail100101Eastshore Trail Construction CX.docx Western Area Power Administration Sierra Nevada Region CATEGORICAL...
Mirror with thermally controlled radius of curvature
Neil, George R.; Shinn, Michelle D.
2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z
A radius of curvature controlled mirror for controlling precisely the focal point of a laser beam or other light beam. The radius of curvature controlled mirror provides nearly spherical distortion of the mirror in response to differential expansion between the front and rear surfaces of the mirror. The radius of curvature controlled mirror compensates for changes in other optical components due to heating or other physical changes. The radius of curvature controlled mirror includes an arrangement for adjusting the temperature of the front surface and separately adjusting the temperature of the rear surface to control the radius of curvature. The temperature adjustment arrangements can include cooling channels within the mirror body or convection of a gas upon the surface of the mirror. A control system controls the differential expansion between the front and rear surfaces to achieve the desired radius of curvature.
Trails and Dead Bodies: Directly Characterizing Extrasolar Planets...
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Trails and Dead Bodies: Directly Characterizing Extrasolar Planets with Adaptive Optics October 2, 2015 11:00AM to 12:00PM Presenter Mark Ammons, Lawrence Livermore National...
Radius of curvature controlled mirror
Neil, George R.; Rathke, John Wickham; Schultheiss, Thomas John; Shinn, Michelle D.; Dillon-Townes, Lawrence A.
2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z
A controlled radius of curvature mirror assembly comprising: a distortable mirror having a reflective surface and a rear surface; and in descending order from the rear surface; a counter-distortion plate; a flow diverter having a flow diverter aperture at the center thereof; a flow return plate having a flow return aperture at the center thereof; a thermal isolation plate having a thermal isolation plate aperture at the center thereof and a flexible heater having a rear surface and a flexible heater aperture at the center thereof; a double walled tube defining a coolant feed chamber and a coolant return chamber; said coolant feed chamber extending to and through the flow diverter aperture and terminating at the counter-distortion plate and the coolant return chamber extending to and through the thermal isolation backplate and terminating at the flow diverter; and a coolant feed and a coolant return exit at the rear of said flexible heater.
Persistent source influences on the trailing edge of a groundwater plume,
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Persistent source influences on the trailing edge of a groundwater plume,
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Wright, Lesley Mae
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
into the engine cavity. In addition to protecting the outer surface of the turbine components, via film cooling, heat can also be removed from the components internally. Because the turbine blades are rotating within the engine, it is important to consider...
Wright, Lesley Mae
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
The present work has been an experimental investigation to evaluate the applicability of gas turbine cooling technology. With the temperature of the mainstream gas entering the turbine elevated above the melting temperature of the metal components...
Ricci Curvature of the Internet Topology
Ni, Chien-Chun; Gao, Jie; Gu, Xianfeng David; Saucan, Emil
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Analysis of Internet topologies has shown that the Internet topology has negative curvature, measured by Gromov's "thin triangle condition", which is tightly related to core congestion and route reliability. In this work we analyze the discrete Ricci curvature of the Internet, defined by Ollivier, Lin, etc. Ricci curvature measures whether local distances diverge or converge. It is a more local measure which allows us to understand the distribution of curvatures in the network. We show by various Internet data sets that the distribution of Ricci cuvature is spread out, suggesting the network topology to be non-homogenous. We also show that the Ricci curvature has interesting connections to both local measures such as node degree and clustering coefficient, global measures such as betweenness centrality and network connectivity, as well as auxilary attributes such as geographical distances. These observations add to the richness of geometric structures in complex network theory.
Gao, Dengliang
2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
In 3D seismic interpretation, curvature is a popular attribute that depicts the geometry of seismic reflectors and has been widely used to detect faults in the subsurface; however, it provides only part of the solutions to subsurface structure analysis. This study extends the curvature algorithm to a new curvature gradient algorithm, and integrates both algorithms for fracture detection using a 3D seismic test data set over Teapot Dome (Wyoming). In fractured reservoirs at Teapot Dome known to be formed by tectonic folding and faulting, curvature helps define the crestal portion of the reservoirs that is associated with strong seismic amplitude and high oil productivity. In contrast, curvature gradient helps better define the regional northwest-trending and the cross-regional northeast-trending lineaments that are associated with weak seismic amplitude and low oil productivity. In concert with previous reports from image logs, cores, and outcrops, the current study based on an integrated seismic curvature and curvature gradient analysis suggests that curvature might help define areas of enhanced potential to form tensile fractures, whereas curvature gradient might help define zones of enhanced potential to develop shear fractures. In certain fractured reservoirs such as at Teapot Dome where faulting and fault-related folding contribute dominantly to the formation and evolution of fractures, curvature and curvature gradient attributes can be potentially applied to differentiate fracture mode, to predict fracture intensity and orientation, to detect fracture volume and connectivity, and to model fracture networks.
Generalized Strong Curvature Singularities and Cosmic Censorship
W. Rudnicki; R. J. Budzynski; W. Kondracki
2002-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
A new definition of a strong curvature singularity is proposed. This definition is motivated by the definitions given by Tipler and Krolak, but is significantly different and more general. All causal geodesics terminating at these new singularities, which we call generalized strong curvature singularities, are classified into three possible types; the classification is based on certain relations between the curvature strength of the singularities and the causal structure in their neighborhood. A cosmic censorship theorem is formulated and proved which shows that only one class of generalized strong curvature singularities, corresponding to a single type of geodesics according to our classification, can be naked. Implications of this result for the cosmic censorship hypothesis are indicated.
Curvature invariants in type-III spacetimes
V. Pravda
1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z
The results of paper [1] are generalized for vacuum type-III solutions with, in general, a non-vanishing cosmological constant Lambda. It is shown that all curvature invariants containing derivatives of the Weyl tensor vanish if a type-III spacetime admits a non-expanding and non-twisting null geodesic congruence. A non-vanishing curvature invariant containing first derivatives of the Weyl tensor is found in the case of type-III spacetime with expansion or twist.
Evolution of isolated turbulent trailing vortices Karthik Duraisamy1,a
Alonso, Juan J.
Evolution of isolated turbulent trailing vortices Karthik Duraisamy1,a and Sanjiva K. Lele2,b 1 evolution of a low swirl-number turbulent Batchelor vortex is studied using pseudospectral direct numerical application of boundary conditions. The physics of the evolution is investigated with an emphasis
Curvature constraints from the causal entropic principle
Bozek, Brandon; Albrecht, Andreas; Phillips, Daniel [Physics Department, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8677 (United States)
2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
Current cosmological observations indicate a preference for a cosmological constant that is drastically smaller than what can be explained by conventional particle physics. The causal entropic principle (Bousso et al.) provides an alternative approach to anthropic attempts to predict our observed value of the cosmological constant by calculating the entropy created within a causal diamond. We have extended this work to use the causal entropic principle to predict the preferred curvature within the 'multiverse'. We have found that values larger than {rho}{sub k}=40{rho}{sub m} are disfavored by more than 99.99% peak value at {rho}{sub {lambda}}=7.9x10{sup -123} and {rho}{sub k}=4.3{rho}{sub m} for open universes. For universes that allow only positive curvature or both positive and negative curvature, we find a correlation between curvature and dark energy that leads to an extended region of preferred values. Our universe is found to be disfavored to an extent depending on the priors on curvature. We also provide a comparison to previous anthropic constraints on open universes and discuss future directions for this work.
RESEARCH PAPER Interaction of edge influence from multiple edges: examples
Macdonald, Ellen
) in harvested forest landscapes could impair, or possibly enhance, their effectiveness. When multiple edges of cutblocks (harvested areas) and water bodies were entered into the models to predict edge influence) positive interaction, observed edge influence is greater than from either edge alone; (3) negative
Curvature radiation in pulsar magnetospheric plasma
Janusz Gil; Yuri Lyubarsky; George I. Melikidze
2003-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the curvature radiation of the point-like charge moving relativistically along curved magnetic field lines through a pulsar magnetospheric electron-positron plasma. We demonstrate that the radiation power is largely suppressed as compared with the vacuum case, but still at a considerable level, high enough to explain the observed pulsar luminosities. The emitted radiation is polarized perpendicularly to the plane of the curved magnetic filed lines coincides with $ which can freely escape from the magnetospheric plasma. Our results strongly support the coherent curvature radiation by the spark-associated solitons as a plausible mechanism of pulsar radio emission.
Space-time Curvature of Classical Electromagnetism
R. W. M. Woodside
2004-10-08T23:59:59.000Z
The space-time curvature carried by electromagnetic fields is discovered and a new unification of geometry and electromagnetism is found. Curvature is invariant under charge reversal symmetry. Electromagnetic field equations are examined with De Rham co homology theory. Radiative electromagnetic fields must be exact and co exact to preclude unobserved massless topological charges. Weyl's conformal tensor, here called ``the gravitational field'', is decomposed into a divergence-free non-local piece with support everywhere and a local piece with the same support as the matter. By tuning a local gravitational field to a Maxwell field the electromagnetic field's local gravitational field is discovered. This gravitational field carries the electromagnetic field's polarization or phase information, unlike Maxwell's stress-energy tensor. The unification assumes Einstein's equations and derives Maxwell's equations from curvature assumptions. Gravity forbids magnetic monopoles! This unification is stronger than the Einstein-Maxwell equations alone, as those equations must produce the electromagnetic field's local gravitational field and not just any conformal tensor. Charged black holes are examples. Curvature of radiative null electromagnetic fields is characterized.
Energy definition for quadratic curvature gravities
Ahmet Baykal
2012-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
A conserved current for generic quadratic curvature gravitational models is defined, and it is shown that, at the linearized level, it corresponds to the Deser-Tekin charges. An explicit expression for the charge for new massive gravity in three dimensions is given. Some implications of the linearized equations are discussed.
Curvature in Special Base Conformal Warped Products
Fernando Dobarro; Bulent Unal
2008-04-29T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce the concept of a base conformal warped product of two pseudo-Riemannian manifolds. We also define a subclass of this structure called as a special base conformal warped product. After, we explicitly mention many of the relevant fields where metrics of these forms and also considerations about their curvature related properties play important rolls. Among others, we cite general relativity, extra-dimension, string and super-gravity theories as physical subjects and also the study of the spectrum of Laplace-Beltrami operators on p-forms in global analysis. Then, we give expressions for the Ricci tensor and scalar curvature of a base conformal warped product in terms of Ricci tensors and scalar curvatures of its base and fiber, respectively. Furthermore, we introduce specific identities verified by particular families of, either scalar or tensorial, nonlinear differential operators on pseudo-Riemannian manifolds. The latter allow us to obtain new interesting expressions for the Ricci tensor and scalar curvature of a special base conformal warped product and it turns out that not only the expressions but also the analytical approach used are interesting from the physical, geometrical and analytical point of view. Finally, we analyze, investigate and characterize possible solutions for the conformal and warping factors of a special base conformal warped product, which guarantee that the corresponding product is Einstein. Besides, we apply these results to a generalization of the Schwarzschild metric.
Big Thicket National Preserve: Trails to the Future
Anderson, Luke; Allen, Chris; Elrod, Leah; Forbes, Melissa; Harbin, Hannah; Stromm, Diann
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The George Bush School of Government and Public Service Texas A&M University Big Thicket National Preserve: Trails to the Future By Luke Anderson Chris Allen Leah Elrod Melissa Forbes Hannah Harbin Diann Strom Big Thicket National Preserve... to Houston to Laredo, which runs through the middle of BTNP in Hardin and Tyler counties. Water shortages also threaten the Preserve. The Southeast Texas Region has witnessed significant growth in the last few decades. Gross domestic product has doubled...
CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Dendritic Cells Copulsed with Microbial and
Maizels, Rick
CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Dendritic Cells Copulsed with Microbial). However, there is evidence that DC-associated factors other than IL-12 also play a significant role in Th1
Curvature perturbation spectrum from false vacuum inflation
Gong, Jinn-Ouk [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1390 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1390 (United States); Sasaki, Misao [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)] [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the inflationary cosmology it occurs frequently that the inflaton field is trapped in a local, transient minimum with non-zero vacuum energy. The difficulty regarding the curvature perturbation produced during such a stage is that classically the inflaton does not move so that the comoving hypersurfaces are not well defined at linear order in the scalar field perturbation. In this paper, assuming a mechanism of trapping which resembles a high temperature correction to the potential, we explicitly calculate for the first time the resulting power spectrum of the curvature perturbation by evaluating the quantum two-point correlation function directly. The spectrum is steeply blue with the spectral index n{sub R} = 4.
Curvature perturbation spectrum from false vacuum inflation
Jinn-Ouk Gong; Misao Sasaki
2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
In the inflationary cosmology it occurs frequently that the inflaton field is trapped in a local, transient minimum with non-zero vacuum energy. The difficulty regarding the curvature perturbation produced during such a stage is that classically the inflaton does not move so that the comoving hypersurfaces are not well defined at linear order in the scalar field perturbation. In this paper, assuming a mechanism of trapping which resembles a high temperature correction to the potential, we explicitly calculate for the first time the resulting power spectrum of the curvature perturbation by evaluating the quantum two-point correlation function directly. The spectrum is steeply blue with the spectral index n_R = 4.
Curvature perturbation spectrum from false vacuum inflation
Gong, Jinn-Ouk [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1150 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1390 (United States)
2008-11-23T23:59:59.000Z
In the inflationary cosmology it occurs frequently that the inflaton field is trapped in a local, transient minimum with non-zero vacuum energy. The difficulty regarding the curvature perturbation produced during such a stage is that classically the inflaton does not move so that the comoving hypersurfaces are not well defined at linear order in the scalar field perturbation. In this paper, assuming a mechanism of trapping which resembles a high temperature correction to the potential, we explicitly calculate for the first time the resulting power spectrum of the curvature perturbation by evaluating the quantum two-point correlation function directly. The spectrum is steeply blue with the spectral index n{sub R} = 4.
Tube curvature measuring probe and method
Sokol, George J. (Scotia, NY)
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention is directed to a probe and method for measuring the radius of curvature of a bend in a section of tubing. The probe includes a member with a pair of guide means, one located at each end of the member. A strain gauge is operatively connected to the member for detecting bending stress exrted on the member as the probe is drawn through and in engagement with the inner surface of a section of tubing having a bend. The method of the present invention includes steps utilizing a probe, like the aforementioned probe, which can be made to detect bends only in a single plane when having a fixed orientation relative the section of tubing to determine the maximum radius of curvature of the bend.
Curvature Dependence of Hydrophobic Hydration Dynamics
R. Gregor Weiß; Matthias Heyden; Joachim Dzubiella
2015-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the curvature-dependence of water dynamics in the vicinity of hydrophobic spherical solutes using molecular dynamics simulations. For both, the lateral and perpendicular diffusivity as well as for H-bond kinetics of water in the first hydration shell, we find a non-monotonic solute-size dependence, exhibiting extrema close to the well-known structural crossover length scale for hydrophobic hydration. Additionally, we find an apparently anomalous diffusion for water moving parallel to the surface of small solutes, which, however, can be explained by topology effects. The intimate connection between solute curvature, water structure and dynamics has implications for our understanding of hydration dynamics at heterogeneous biomolecular surfaces.
Cosmological Signatures of Anisotropic Spatial Curvature
Pereira, Thiago S; Carneiro, Saulo
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
If one is willing to give up the cherished hypothesis of spatial isotropy, many interesting cosmological models can be developed beyond the simple anisotropically expanding scenarios. One interesting possibility is presented by shear-free models in which the anisotropy emerges at the level of the curvature of the homogeneous spatial sections, whereas the expansion is dictated by a single scale factor. We show that such models represent viable alternatives to describe the large-scale structure of the inflationary universe, leading to a kinematically equivalent Sachs-Wolfe effect. Through the definition of a complete set of spatial eigenfunctions we compute the two-point correlation function of scalar perturbations in these models. In addition, we show how such scenarios would modify the spectrum of the CMB assuming that the observations take place in a small patch of a universe with anisotropic curvature.
General Notion of Curvature in Catastrophe Theory Terms
Nikolov, Petko; Ruseva, Gergana
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a new notion of a curvature of a superconnection, different from the one obtained by a purely algebraic analogy with the curvature of a linear connection. The naturalness of this new notion of a curvature of a superconnection comes from the study of singularities of smooth sections of vector bundles (Catastrophe Theory). We demonstrate that the classical examples of obstructions to a local equivalence: exterior differential for 2-forms, Riemannian tensor, Weil tensor, curvature of a linear connection and Nijenhuis tensor can be treated in terms of one general approach. This approach, applied to the superconnection leads to a new notion of a curvature (proposed in this paper) of a superconnection.
General Notion of Curvature in Catastrophe Theory Terms
Petko Nikolov; Lora Nikolova; Gergana Ruseva
2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a new notion of a curvature of a superconnection, different from the one obtained by a purely algebraic analogy with the curvature of a linear connection. The naturalness of this new notion of a curvature of a superconnection comes from the study of singularities of smooth sections of vector bundles (Catastrophe Theory). We demonstrate that the classical examples of obstructions to a local equivalence: exterior differential for 2-forms, Riemannian tensor, Weil tensor, curvature of a linear connection and Nijenhuis tensor can be treated in terms of one general approach. This approach, applied to the superconnection leads to a new notion of a curvature (proposed in this paper) of a superconnection.
Distributed mean curvature on a discrete manifold for Regge calculus
Rory Conboye; Warner A. Miller; Shannon Ray
2015-02-26T23:59:59.000Z
The integrated mean curvature of a simplicial manifold is well understood in both Regge Calculus and Discrete Differential Geometry. However, a well motivated pointwise definition of curvature requires a careful choice of volume over which to uniformly distribute the local integrated curvature. We show that hybrid cells formed using both the simplicial lattice and its circumcentric dual emerge as a remarkably natural structure for the distribution of this local integrated curvature. These hybrid cells form a complete tessellation of the simplicial manifold, contain a geometric orthonormal basis, and are also shown to give a pointwise mean curvature with a natural interpretation as a fractional rate of change of the normal vector.
Trails and Dead Bodies: Directly Characterizing Extrasolar Planets with
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The Bounded L2 Curvature Conjecture
Sergiu Klainerman; Igor Rodnianski; Jeremie Szeftel
2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
This is the main paper in a sequence in which we give a complete proof of the bounded $L^2$ curvature conjecture. More precisely we show that the time of existence of a classical solution to the Einstein-vacuum equations depends only on the $L^2$-norm of the curvature and a lower bound on the volume radius of the corresponding initial data set. We note that though the result is not optimal with respect to the standard scaling of the Einstein equations, it is nevertheless critical with respect to its causal geometry. Indeed, $L^2$ bounds on the curvature is the minimum requirement necessary to obtain lower bounds on the radius of injectivity of causal boundaries. We note also that, while the first nontrivial improvements for well posedness for quasilinear hyperbolic systems in spacetime dimensions greater than 1+1 (based on Strichartz estimates) were obtained in [Ba-Ch1] [Ba-Ch2] [Ta1] [Ta2] [Kl-R1] and optimized in [Kl-R2] [Sm-Ta], the result we present here is the first in which the full structure of the quasilinear hyperbolic system, not just its principal part, plays a crucial role. To achieve our goals we recast the Einstein vacuum equations as a quasilinear $so(3,1)$-valued Yang-Mills theory and introduce a Coulomb type gauge condition in which the equations exhibit a specific new type of \\textit{null structure} compatible with the quasilinear, covariant nature of the equations. To prove the conjecture we formulate and establish bilinear and trilinear estimates on rough backgrounds which allow us to make use of that crucial structure. These require a careful construction and control of parametrices including $L^2$ error bounds which is carried out in [Sz1]-[Sz4], as well as a proof of sharp Strichartz estimates for the wave equation on a rough background which is carried out in \\cite{Sz5}.
Amplification of curvature perturbations in cyclic cosmology
Zhang Jun; Liu Zhiguo; Piao Yunsong [College of Physical Sciences, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)
2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We analytically and numerically show that through the cycles with nonsingular bounce, the amplitude of curvature perturbation on a large scale will be amplified and the power spectrum will redden. In some sense, this amplification will eventually destroy the homogeneity of the background, which will lead to the ultimate end of cycles of the global universe. We argue that for the model with increasing cycles, it might be possible that a fissiparous multiverse will emerge after one or several cycles, in which the cycles will continue only at corresponding local regions.
Trans-Pecos Wagon Trail Tour West Texas Historical Association Annual Meeting
Rock, Chris
Trans-Pecos Wagon Trail Tour West Texas Historical Association Annual Meeting April 3, 2014, Odessa, Texas. Historically it was major landmark on the trail west as one of a few fordable sections of the Pecos in West Texas, and as a first source of water for about 75 miles on the wagon and stage route from
River Edge Redevelopment Zone (Illinois)
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The purpose of the River Edge Redevelopment Program is to revive and redevelop environmentally challenged properties adjacent to rivers in Illinois.
CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Essential Role of Hypoxia Inducible
Nizet, Victor
CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Essential Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 raises the level of the transcriptional regu- lator hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1 ) in macro- phages recently identified novel and essential roles of the transcriptional regulator hypox- ia-inducible factor
Hubbard, Susan
, California Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Aiken, South Carolina *S Supporting Information Timeframes: The F-Area Savannah River Site Jiamin Wan,, * Tetsu K. Tokunaga, Wenming Dong, Miles E. Denham, and Susan S. Hubbard Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley
Poster No.: 169 Sulci and Curvature: Detection of the Roof
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Poster No.: 169 Sulci and Curvature: Detection of the Roof Christophe Renault, Michel Desvignes] used the superficial trace of sulci, we detect the roof of the sulci, which presents less intersection the curvature K1 et K2 are equal. Results We have presented a method to extract roof of sulci with a sub
Effects of plasma shape and profiles on edge stability in DIII-D
Lao, L.L.; Chan, V.S. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Chen, L. [Academia Sinica, Beijing (China). Inst. of Plasma Physics] [and others
1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The results of recent experimental and theoretical studies concerning the effects of plasma shape and current and pressure profiles on edge instabilities in DIII-D are presented. Magnetic oscillations with toroidal mode number n {approx} 2--9 and a fast growth time {gamma}{sup {minus}1} = 20--150 {micro}s are often observed prior to the first giant type 1 ELM in discharges with moderate squareness. High n ideal ballooning second stability access encourages edge instabilities by facilitating the buildup of the edge pressure gradient and bootstrap current density which destabilize the intermediate to low n modes. Analysis suggests that discharges with large edge pressure gradient and bootstrap current density are more unstable to n > 1 modes. Calculations and experimental results show that ELM amplitude and frequency can be varied by controlling access to the second ballooning stability regime at the edge through variation of the squareness of the discharge shape. A new method is proposed to control edge instabilities by reducing access to the second ballooning stability regime at the edge using high order local perturbation of the plasma shape in the outboard bad curvature region.
An Archaeological Survey for the Turkey Creek Trail Project in Brazos County, Texas
Moore, William
2015-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
An archaeological survey of the proposed Turkey Creek Trail project in central Brazos County, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) in July of 2004 under Archeology Permit 3474. The state agencies associated...
Rohrer, Deven Michelle
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Research shows that road and trail crossings have negative impacts on forest streams, and that off-road vehicles are detrimental to the environment. However, little information is available concerning the effects of such vehicles on stream channels...
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the forest. This central portion of the trail is a low spot blanketed with a lush bed of New York ferns and Christmas ferns, giving the area a very verdant appearance and a feeling...
An Archaeological Survey for the Lost Pines Trails Project in Central Bastrop County, Texas
Moore, William
2015-07-29T23:59:59.000Z
An archaeological survey for a proposed system of hike and bike trails on the north bank of the Colorado River in central Bastrop County, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on October 2, 2007 under Texas Antiquities...
Analytic torsion, vortices and positive Ricci curvature
Berman, Robert J
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We characterize the global maximizers of a certain non-local functional defined on the space of all positively curved metrics on an ample line bundle L over a Kahler manifold X. This functional is an adjoint version, introduced by Berndtsson, of Donaldson's L-functional and generalizes the Ding-Tian functional whose critical points are Kahler-Einstein metrics of positive Ricci curvature. Applications to (1) analytic torsions on Fano manifolds (2) Chern-Simons-Higgs vortices on tori and (3) Kahler geometry are given. In particular, proofs of conjectures of (1) Gillet-Soul\\'e and Fang (concerning the regularized determinant of Dolbeault Laplacians on the two-sphere) (2) Tarantello and (3) Aubin (concerning Moser-Trudinger type inequalities) in these three settings are obtained. New proofs of some results in Kahler geometry are also obtained, including a lower bound on Mabuchi's K-energy and the uniqueness result for Kahler-Einstein metrics on Fano manifolds of Bando-Mabuchi. This paper is a substantially extend...
De Santo, Robert James William
1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A DYNAMIC STABILITY ANALYSIS OF AN AIRCRAFT PASSING THROUGH THE TRAILING VORTICES OF ANOTHER AIRCRAFT A Thesi~ x ROBERT J. MAE SANTO, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1972 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering A DYNAMIC STABILITY ANALYSIS OF AN AIRCRAFT PASSING THROUGH THE TRAILING VORTICES OF ANOTHER AIRCRAFT A Thesis by ROBERT J. W. DE SANTO) JR. Approved as to style...
Estimating type curve parameters with the cumulative curvature method
Harris, Dan Edward
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
curvature of Ramey type curves at a forward span of 40'$ . 32 15 Cumulative curvature of Ramey type curves at a forward span of 50$ . 33 16 Cumulative curvature of Ramey type curves at a forward span of 60$ 34 ix LIST OF FIGURES icontinued) 17..."wand spans ranging f;om 15$ to 60$ are presented in Figure 10 through 12. Since data that bately reaches past the end of the unit slope region is too vague even for this technique, the graph with a forward span of 0$ to 15$ is omitied here because...
Geometry-specific scaling of detonation parameters from front curvature
Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z
It has previously been asserted that classical detonation curvature theory predicts that the critical diameter and the diameter-effect curve of a cylindrical high-explosive charge should scale with twice the thickness of an analogous two-dimensional explosive slab. The varied agreement of experimental results with this expectation have led some to question the ability of curvature-based concepts to predict detonation propagation in non-ideal explosives. This study addresses such claims by showing that the expected scaling relationship (hereafter referred to d = 2w) is not consistent with curvature-based Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) theory.
On the curvature of Einstein-Hermitian surfaces
Mustafa Kalafat; Caner Koca
2014-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
We give a mathematical exposition of the Page metric and introduce an efficient coordinate system for it. We carefully examine the submanifolds of the underlying smooth manifold and show that it does not have positive holomorphic bisectional curvature. We also reprove that a compact complex surface together with an Einstein-Hermitian metric of positive orthogonal bisectional curvature is biholomorphically isometric to the complex projective plane with its Fubini-Study metric up to rescaling. This result relaxes the K\\"ahler condition in Berger's theorem, and the positivity condition on sectional curvature in a theorem proved by Koca.
Dynamical Analysis of Scalar Field Cosmologies with Spatial Curvature
Mateja Gosenca; Peter Coles
2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z
We explore the dynamical behaviour of cosmological models involving a scalar field (with an exponential potential and a canonical kinetic term) and a matter fluid with spatial curvature included in the equations of motion. Using appropriately defined parameters to describe the evolution of the scalar field energy in this situation, we find that there are two extra fixed points that are not present in the case without curvature. We also analyse the evolution of the effective equation-of-state parameter for different initial values of the curvature.
Nontrivial Geometries: Bounds on the Curvature of the Universe
Laura Mersini-Houghton; Yun Wang; Pia Mukherjee; Ervin Kafexhiu
2007-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
Probing the geometry of the universe is one of the most important endevours in cosmology. Current observational data from the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy (CMB), galaxy surveys and type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) strongly constrain the curvature of the universe to be close to zero for a universe dominated by a cosmological constant or dark energy with a constant equation of state. Here we investigate the role of cosmic priors on deriving these tight bounds on geometry, by considering a landscape motivated scenario with an oscillating curvature term. We perform a likelihood analysis of current data under such a model of non-trivial geometry and find that the uncertainties on curvature, and correspondingly on parameters of the matter and dark energy sectors, are larger. Future dark energy experiments together with CMB data from experiments like Planck could dramatically improve our ability to constrain cosmic curvature under such models enabling us to probe possible imprints of quantum gravity.
Classification of Certain Compact Riemannian Manifolds with Harmonic Curvature a...
Derdzinski, Andrzej
Classification of Certain Compact Riemannian Manifolds with Harmonic Curvature a... Derdzinski and University Library provides access to digitized documents strictly for noncommercial educational, research) requires prior written permission from the Goettingen State- and University Library. Each copy of any part
The Initial Value Problem Using Metric and Extrinsic Curvature
James W. York
2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The initial value problem is introduced after a thorough review of the essential geometry. The initial value equations are put into elliptic form using both conformal transformations and a treatment of the extrinsic curvature introduced recently. This use of the metric and the extrinsic curvature is manifestly equivalent to the author's conformal thin sandwich formulation. Therefore, the reformulation of the constraints as an elliptic system by use of conformal techniques is complete.
Anomalous radial transport in tokamak edge plasma
Bodi, Vasudeva Raghavendra Kowsik
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Transport in tokamak plasma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numerical simulations of tokamak plasma . . . . . . . . .of blobs in tokamak edge plasmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No Large Scale Curvature Perturbations during Waterfall of Hybrid Inflation
Ali Akbar Abolhasani; Hassan Firouzjahi
2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper the possibility of generating large scale curvature perturbations induced from the entropic perturbations during the waterfall phase transition of standard hybrid inflation model is studied. We show that whether or not appreciable amounts of large scale curvature perturbations are produced during the waterfall phase transition depend crucially on the competition between the classical and the quantum mechanical back-reactions to terminate inflation. If one considers only the classical evolution of the system we show that the highly blue-tilted entropy perturbations induce highly blue-tilted large scale curvature perturbations during the waterfall phase transition which dominate over the original adiabatic curvature perturbations. However, we show that the quantum back-reactions of the waterfall field inhomogeneities produced during the phase transition dominate completely over the classical back-reactions. The cumulative quantum back-reactions of very small scales tachyonic modes terminate inflation very efficiently and shut off the curvature perturbations evolution during the waterfall phase transition. This indicates that the standard hybrid inflation model is safe under large scale curvature perturbations during the waterfall phase transition.
Magnetic Edge States in Graphene
Gabriela Murguia
2010-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
Magnetic confinement in graphene has been of recent and growing interest because its potential applications in nanotechnology. In particular, the observation of the so called magnetic edge states in graphene has opened the possibility to deepen into the generation of spin currents and its applications in spintronics. We study the magnetic edge states of quasi-particles arising in graphene monolayers due to an inhomogeneous magnetic field of a magnetic barrier in the formalism of the two-dimensional massless Dirac equation. We also show how the solutions of such states in each of both triangular sublattices of the graphene are related through a supersymmetric transformation in the quantum mechanical sense.
Fusion of Edge-less and Edge-based Approaches for Horizon Line Detection
Bebis, George
the horizon line. In the edge-less approach, classification is used to obtain a confidence of horizon-ness. Moreover, we propose fusing the information about the horizon-ness and edge-ness of each pixel. Our
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Posters from the edge of the universe
Trimble, V
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
from the edge of the universe Virginia Trimble Department ofimply- ing a geocentric universe. In fact, of course the
Quantum optics with edge states Bernard Plaais
Plaçais, Bernard
Quantum optics with edge states Bernard Plaçais placais@lpa.ens.fr Gwendal Fève Jean-Marc Berroir Genève) #12;Aalto University, Fri. April 25th. 2014, Electron Quantum Optics with Edge States, Parts 3&4, BP Summary (quantum optics with edge states) o Electron optics principles o Single electron sources o
THE EFFECTS OF A RESTRICTIVE MANAGEMENT APPROACH ON THE CHILKOOT TRAIL VISITOR POPULATION
Committee Member: Tom Elliot Visitor and Wilderness Management Research Parks Canada - Yukon Field Unit Date would also like to thank Dr. Peter Williams and Tom Elliot for their thoughtful and constructive reviews to acknowledge previous Chilkoot Trail researchers Siobhan Jackson and Tom Elliot; their work provided the basis
Proc. of Internet Society INET `99 Electronic Commerce with Verifiable Audit Trails
Peha, Jon M.
Proc. of Internet Society INET `99 Electronic Commerce with Verifiable Audit Trails Jon M. Peha://users.ece.cmu.edu/~peha/etrans.html 1 of 16 11/8/2013 7:28 PM #12;· Section 5: Summary · References Section 1: Introduction The Internet. This limitation first became a serious problem in the telecommunications context due to the Internet pornography
Imaging of lithium pellet ablation trails and measurement of g profiles in TFTR
Garnier, Darren T.
Imaging of lithium pellet ablation trails and measurement of g profiles in TFTR J. L. Terry, E. S March 1992) Video images with 2 ps exposures of the Li+ emission in Li pellet ablation clouds have been obtained in a variety of Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor tokamak discharges. The pellet clouds are viewed from
Following the invisible trail: kinematic analysis of mate-tracking in the copepod
Yen, Jeannette
Following the invisible trail: kinematic analysis of mate-tracking in the copepod Temora analysis indicates both sequential and simultaneous taxis mechanisms are used byTemora to follow the odour movements during tracking. Kinematic analysis is a powerful tool that has been used to investigate sensory
Lyapunov exponents and phase diagrams reveal multi-factorial control over TRAIL-induced apoptosis
Lyapunov exponents and phase diagrams reveal multi-factorial control over TRAIL-induced apoptosis). Here, we investigate factors controlling type I versus II phenotypes by performing Lyapunov exponent-or-none control over activation of effector caspases. Thus, phase diagrams derived from Lyapunov exponent analysis
Discovering Structured Event Logs from Unstructured Audit Trails for Workflow Mining
Discovering Structured Event Logs from Unstructured Audit Trails for Workflow Mining Liqiang Geng1@ucalgary.ca, {larry.korba, hongyu.liu, yunlin.wang}@nrc.gc.ca Abstract. Workflow mining aims to find graph workflow mining techniques mainly deal with well-structured and -symbolized event logs. In most real
Meteor Trail Echo Rejection in Atmospheric Phased Array Radars Using Adaptive Sidelobe Cancellation
Sato, Toru
of power (NC-DCMP), which balances the capability of canceling the clutter and the robustness of beam February 2014, in final form 21 May 2014) ABSTRACT Strong meteor trail echoes are interferences in the wind of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and inaccurate wind estimates for weak atmospheric echoes. This paper
Engineering students at Colorado State University blaze trails with their studies, impacting
Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.
Engineering students at Colorado State University blaze trails with their studies, impacting Human.engr.colostate.edu/academics/ student_services/. The engineering faculty at Colorado State are recognized for their dedication impact and our faculty bring that knowledge into the classroom. The Engineering Academic Village, a new
Curvature radiation and giant subpulses in the Crab pulsar
Janusz Gil; George I. Melikidze
2003-11-07T23:59:59.000Z
It is argued that the nanosecond giant subpulses detected recently in the Crab pulsar are generated by means of the coherent curvature radiation of charged relativistic solitons associated with sparking discharges of the inner gap potential drop above the polar cap.
Probability Distribution of Curvatures of Isosurfaces in Gaussian Random Fields
Paulo R. S. Mendonca; Rahul Bhotika; James V. Miller
2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
An expression for the joint probability distribution of the principal curvatures at an arbitrary point in the ensemble of isosurfaces defined on isotropic Gaussian random fields on Rn is derived. The result is obtained by deriving symmetry properties of the ensemble of second derivative matrices of isotropic Gaussian random fields akin to those of the Gaussian orthogonal ensemble.
Conformally Kähler surfaces and orthogonal holomorphic bisectional curvature
Mustafa Kalafat; Caner Koca
2015-04-06T23:59:59.000Z
We show that a compact complex surface which admits a conformally K\\"ahler metric g of positive orthogonal holomorphic bisectional curvature is biholomorphic to the complex projective plane. In addition, if g is a Hermitian metric which is Einstein, then the biholomorphism can be chosen to be an isometry via which g becomes a multiple of the Fubini-Study metric.
LYCEN 9721 May 1997 LOCAL NUCLEAR SLOPE and CURVATURE
Boyer, Edmond
LYCEN 9721 May 1997 LOCAL NUCLEAR SLOPE and CURVATURE in HIGH ENERGY pp and Â¯pp ELASTIC SCATTERING The local nuclear slope B(s, t) = d dt ln dn(s,t) dt is reconstructed from the exper- imental angular agreement with the (non fitted) slope data, in particular for the evolution of B(s, t) with s as a function
Sprinkle, J.K.; Hansen, W.J.
1993-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
In 1979, a K-edge densitometer (KED) was installed by the Safeguards Assay group from Los Alamos National Laboratory in the PNC reprocessing plant at Tokai-mura, Japan. It uses an active nondestructive assay technique, KED, to measure the plutonium concentration of the product solution. The measurement uncertainty of an assay depends on the count time chosen, but can be 0.5% or better. The computer hardware and software were upgraded in 1992. This manual describes the operation of the instrument, with an emphasis on the user interface to the software.
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Curvature-based energy for simulation and variational modeling Denis Zorin
Mohri, Mehryar
Curvature-based energy for simulation and variational modeling Denis Zorin New York University 719 Broadway, 12th floor New York, New York, 10012 dzorin@mrl.nyu.edu Abstract Curvature-based energy unanswered. We discuss the general principles for defining curvature- based energy on discrete surfaces based
Graphene as a quantum surface with curvature-strain preserving dynamics
M. V. Karasev
2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss how the curvature and the strain density of the atomic lattice generate the quantization of graphene sheets as well as the dynamics of geometric quasiparticles propagating along the constant curvature/strain levels. The internal kinetic momentum of Riemannian oriented surface (a vector field preserving the Gaussian curvature and the area) is determined.
PROBING CURVATURE EFFECTS IN THE FERMI GRB 110920
Shenoy, A.; Maximon, L. C.; Dhuga, K. S.; Parke, W. C.; Maclachlan, G. A.; Eskandarian, Ali [Department of Physics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States); Sonbas, E. [Department of Physics, University of Adiyaman, 02040 Adiyaman (Turkey); Dermer, C. [Space Science Division, Code 7653, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Bhat, P. N. [CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Hakkila, J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424 (United States); Ukwatta, T. N., E-mail: ashwinsp469@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)
2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z
Curvature effects in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have long been a source of considerable interest. In a collimated relativistic GRB jet, photons that are off-axis relative to the observer arrive at later times than on-axis photons and are also expected to be spectrally softer. In this work, we invoke a relatively simple kinematic two-shell collision model for a uniform jet profile and compare its predictions to GRB prompt-emission data for observations that have been attributed to curvature effects such as the peak-flux-peak-frequency relation, i.e., the relation between the ?F{sub ?} flux and the spectral peak, E{sub pk} in the decay phase of a GRB pulse, and spectral lags. In addition, we explore the behavior of pulse widths with energy. We present the case of the single-pulse Fermi GRB 110920 as a test for the predictions of the model against observations.
Numerical computation of constant mean curvature surfaces using finite elements
Jan Metzger
2004-08-18T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents a method for computing two-dimensional constant mean curvature surfaces. The method in question uses the variational aspect of the problem to implement an efficient algorithm. In principle it is a flow like method in that it is linked to the gradient flow for the area functional, which gives reliable convergence properties. In the background a preconditioned conjugate gradient method works, that gives the speed of a direct elliptic multigrid method.
Spatial curvature effects on molecular transport by diffusion
J. Balakrishnan
2003-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
For a substance diffusing on a curved surface, we obtain an explicit relation valid for very small values of the time, between the local concentration, the diffusion coefficient, the intrinsic spatial curvature and the time. We recover the known solution of Fick's law of diffusion in the flat space limit. In the biological context, this result would be useful in understanding the variations in the diffusion rates of integral proteins and other molecules on membranes.
Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research
Takada, Shoji
Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research in Kyoto University Kyoto University is known. Some of them exhibit circularly polarized light (CPL) with unprecedented anisotropy factors: they emit
CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Innate Immunity Conferred by B Cells Is
Hedrick, Stephen M.
CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Innate Immunity Conferred by B Cells-specific Casp8-deficient mice. The activation of NF- B or IFN regulatory factor 3 was found to be unaffected
Time-saving Cutting-edge practice
Cai, Long
Pedigree Pioneering Longevity Time-saving Cutting-edge practice Superb teaching resources-based Dentistry Providing your institution with the perfect combination of pedigree, longevity, cutting-edge to 1999 Immediate impact: top 5 in immediacy index (June 2013)* Impact factor: 0.811** *Immediacy index
Annotated Bibliography of EDGE2D Use
J.D. Strachan and G. Corrigan
2005-06-24T23:59:59.000Z
This annotated bibliography is intended to help EDGE2D users, and particularly new users, find existing published literature that has used EDGE2D. Our idea is that a person can find existing studies which may relate to his intended use, as well as gain ideas about other possible applications by scanning the attached tables.
Meisam Asgari; Aisa Biria
2015-04-05T23:59:59.000Z
Lipid-bilayers are the fundamental constituents of the walls of most living cells and lipid vesicles, giving them shape and compartment. The formation and growing of pores in a lipid bilayer have attracted considerable attention from an energetic point of view in recent years. Such pores permit targeted delivery of drugs and genes to the cell, and regulate the concentration of various molecules within the cell. The formation of such pores is caused by various reasons such as changes in cell environment, mechanical stress or thermal fluctuations. Understanding the energy and elastic behaviour of a lipid-bilayer edge is crucial for controlling the formation and growth of such pores. In the present work, the interactions in the molecular level are used to obtain the free energy of the edge of an open lipid bilayer. The resulted free-energy density includes terms associated with flexural and torsional energies of the edge, in addition to a line-tension contribution. The line tension, elastic moduli, and spontaneous normal and geodesic curvatures of the edge are obtained as functions of molecular distribution, molecular dimensions, cutoff distance, and the interaction strength. These parameters are further analyzed by implementing a soft-core interaction potential in the microphysical model. The dependence of the elastic free-energy of the edge to the size of the pore is reinvestigated through an illustrative example, and the results are found to be in agreement with the previous observations.
Mixed lipid bilayers with locally varying spontaneous curvature and bending
Guillaume Gueguen; Nicolas Destainville; Manoel Manghi
2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z
A model of lipid bilayers made of a mixture of two lipids with different average compositions on both leaflets, is developed. A Landau hamiltonian describing the lipid-lipid interactions on each leaflet, with two lipidic fields $\\psi_1$ and $\\psi_2$, is coupled to a Helfrich one, accounting for the membrane elasticity, via both a local spontaneous curvature, which varies as $C_0+C_1(\\psi_1-\\psi_2)/2$, and a bending modulus equal to $\\kappa_0+\\kappa_1(\\psi_1+\\psi_2)/2$. This model allows us to define curved patches as membrane domains where the asymmetry in composition, $\\psi_1-\\psi_2$, is large, and thick and stiff patches where $\\psi_1+\\psi_2$ is large. These thick patches are good candidates for being lipidic rafts, as observed in cell membranes, which are composed primarily of saturated lipids forming a liquid-ordered domain and are known to be thick and flat nano-domains. The lipid-lipid structure factors and correlation functions are computed for globally spherical membranes and planar ones. Phase diagrams are established, within a Gaussian approximation, showing the occurrence of two types of Structure Disordered phases, with correlations between either curved or thick patches, and an Ordered phase, corresponding to the divergence of the structure factor at a finite wave vector. The varying bending modulus plays a central role for curved membranes, where the driving force $\\kappa_1C_0^2$ is balanced by the line tension, to form raft domains of size ranging from 10 to 100~nm. For planar membranes, raft domains emerge via the cross-correlation with curved domains. A global picture emerges from curvature-induced mechanisms, described in the literature for planar membranes, to coupled curvature- and bending-induced mechanisms in curved membranes forming a closed vesicle.
The Hidden K-edge Signal in K-edge Imaging
Bateman, Christopher J; de Ruiter, Niels J A; Butler, Anthony P; Butler, Philip H; Renaud, Peter F
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
K-edge imaging is commonly used for viewing contrast pharmaceuticals in a variety of multi-energy x-ray imaging techniques, ranging from dual-energy and spectral computed tomography to fluoroscopy. When looking for the K-edge signal of a specific contrast, by taking measurements either side of the K-edge, it is found that the K-edge is not always observable for low concentrations. We have also observed that the ability to see the K-edge is unit dependent - a K-edge that is not observable in computed tomography (CT) reconstructed linear attenuation units can often be made visible by converting to Hounsfield units. This paper presents an investigation of this K-edge hiding phenomenon. We conclude that if a multi-energy x-ray measurement of any K-edge material contains a signal of any other material, then there will be a positive concentration of that K-edge material below which its K-edge cannot be observed without extracting the K-edge signal through means of basis decomposition. Mathematical descriptions of t...
Curvature effect on tearing modes in presence of neoclassical friction
Maget, Patrick; Mellet, Nicolas; Meshcheriakov, Dmytro; Garbet, Xavier [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance (France)] [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance (France); Lütjens, Hinrich [Centre de Physique Théorique, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS (France)] [Centre de Physique Théorique, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS (France)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Neoclassical physics (here associated to the poloidal variation of the magnetic field strength along field lines in a tokamak) is well known for driving self-generated plasma current and nonlinear magnetic islands associated to it in high performance, ITER relevant plasma discharges. It is demonstrated that the neoclassical friction between a magnetic perturbation and plasma flow already impacts magnetic islands in the linear regime, by inducing a weakening of curvature stabilization for tearing modes. This conclusion holds in particular for regimes where convection is influencing the pressure dynamics, as shown using a simple analytical model and confirmed in full Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics simulations.
Direct and alignment-insensitive measurement of cantilever curvature
Hermans, Rodolfo I.; Aeppli, Gabriel [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Bailey, Joe M. [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology, University College London, London (United Kingdom)
2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
We analytically derive and experimentally demonstrate a method for the simultaneous measurement of deflection for large arrays of cantilevers. The Fresnel diffraction patterns of a cantilever independently reveal tilt, curvature, cubic, and higher order bending of the cantilever. It provides a calibrated absolute measurement of the polynomial coefficients describing the cantilever shape, without careful alignment and could be applied to several cantilevers simultaneously with no added complexity. We show that the method is easily implemented, works in both liquid media and in air, for a broad range of displacements and is especially suited to the requirements for multi-marker biosensors.
A comparison of edge detection operators
Lee, Juck Sik
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, (a. IS) where I(z, y) is the image, and & is the convolution operator. By the derivative rule for convolutions, f(z, y) = G(x, y) ~ V I(z, y) = V G(x, y) w I(x, y). (2. 16) V'zG(z, y) is given by the following expression 8 G(z, y) 8 G(z, y) '7'G... Operator 5 7 10 ll III DISCUSSION ON EDGE DETECTION OPERATORS 16 A. Transfer Function B. Filtering C. Differentiation D. Zero Crossing E. Thresholding F. Edge Length and Displacement 17 19 20 22 24 25 IV EDGE DETECTION PERFORMANCE...
Curvature Wavefront Sensing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Xin, Bo; Liang, Ming; Chandrasekharan, Srinivasan; Angeli, George; Shipsey, Ian
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will use an active optics system (AOS) to maintain alignment and surface figure on its three large mirrors. Corrective actions fed to the LSST AOS are determined from information derived from 4 curvature wavefront sensors located at the corners of the focal plane. Each wavefront sensor is a split detector such that the halves are 1mm on either side of focus. In this paper we describe the extensions to published curvature wavefront sensing algorithms needed to address challenges presented by the LSST, namely the large central obscuration, the fast f/1.23 beam, off-axis pupil distortions, and vignetting at the sensor locations. We also describe corrections needed for the split sensors and the effects from the angular separation of different stars providing the intra- and extra-focal images. Lastly, we present simulations that demonstrate convergence, linearity, and negligible noise when compared to atmospheric effects when the algorithm extensions are applied to the LS...
Role of the mean curvature in the geometry of magnetic confinement configurations
Skovoroda, A. A. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation); Taimanov, I. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)
2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Examples are presented of how the geometric notion of the mean curvature is applied to the vector of a general magnetic field and to magnetic surfaces. It is shown that the mean curvature is related to the variation of the absolute value of the magnetic field along its lines. Magnetic surfaces of constant mean curvature are optimum for plasma confinement in multimirror open confinement systems and rippled tori.
Randall-Sundrum scenario with small curvature and dilepton production at LHC
Kisselev, A V
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The brief review of the recent results obtained in the Randall-Sundrum scenario with the small curvature of the five-dimensional space-time is presented.
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of
An Algorithm for Computing Customized 3D Printed Implants with Curvature Constrained Channels results in 3D printing and steerable needle motion planning to create customized implants containing
Anomalous critical behaviour in the polymer collapse transition of three-dimensional lattice trails
Andrea Bedini; Aleksander L Owczarek; Thomas Prellberg
2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z
Trails (bond-avoiding walks) provide an alternative lattice model of polymers to self-avoiding walks, and adding self-interaction at multiply visited sites gives a model of polymer collapse. Recently, a two-dimensional model (triangular lattice) where doubly and triply visited sites are given different weights was shown to display a rich phase diagram with first and second order collapse separated by a multi-critical point. A kinetic growth process of trails (KGT) was conjectured to map precisely to this multi-critical point. Two types of low temperature phases, globule and crystal-like, were encountered. Here, we investigate the collapse properties of a similar extended model of interacting lattice trails on the simple cubic lattice with separate weights for doubly and triply visited sites. Again we find first and second order collapse transitions dependent on the relative sizes of the doubly and triply visited energies. However we find no evidence of a low temperature crystal-like phase with only the globular phase in existence. Intriguingly, when the ratio of the energies is precisely that which separates the first order from the second-order regions anomalous finite-sized scaling appears. At the finite size location of the rounded transition clear evidence exists for a first order transition that persists in the thermodynamic limit. This location moves as the length increases, with its limit apparently at the point that maps to a KGT. However, if one fixes the temperature to sit at exactly this KGT point then only a critical point can be deduced from the data. The resolution of this apparent contradiction lies in the breaking of crossover scaling and the difference in the shift and transition width (crossover) exponents.
Revealing Burlington : Vermont architecture on the edge
Gates, Jeremy M., 1975-
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This project explores building in the most urban environment of a state that identifies with its ruralness. The site, located at the top of a steep bluff in Burlington at the edge between the city's downtown core and its ...
Thresholds : landscape, city, and building edges
Frontiero, Wendy Ellen
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis is a study of edges: the three-dimensional transitions between one kind of place or activity and another. We consider several scales of architecture where these transitions occur in an urban context, using the ...
De Santo, Robert James William
1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Santo, Jr. , B. S. , United States Air Force Academy Directed by: Dr. Balusu M. Rao A method is developed to predict the changes in the aerodynamic forces and moments on an aircraft as it passes through the trailing vortex system of another aircraft.... The method is based on a liftinq surface theory developed by Jones and Rao and on a modified lifting line theory developed by Glauert. The aerodynamic forces and moments, in the horizontal and vertical planes, are computed using the De- Havilland Beaver...
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Neuronal Circuitry of the Local Edge Detector Retinal Ganglion Cell
Russell, Thomas Lee
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Rapid Narrow Luminance Changes……………………………………………………………………12responds selectively to luminance edges. But what neuronalto show that selectivity to luminance edges in the LED is
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Wan, J.
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and FSB-110D; Savannah River National Laboratory: Aiken, SC,Berkeley CA Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Aiken
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2011-09-05T23:59:59.000Z
During the past decade, the demand for clean renewable energy continues to rise drastically in Europe, the US, and other countries. Wind energy in the ocean can possibly be one of those future renewable clean energy sources as long...
On the Possibility of Anisotropic Curvature in Cosmology
Tomi S. Koivisto; David F. Mota; Miguel Quartin; Tom G. Zlosnik
2010-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
In addition to shear and vorticity a homogeneous background may also exhibit anisotropic curvature. Here a class of spacetimes is shown to exist where the anisotropy is solely of the latter type, and the shear-free condition is supported by a canonical, massless 2-form field. Such spacetimes possess a preferred direction in the sky and at the same time a CMB which is isotropic at the background level. A distortion of the luminosity distances is derived and used to test the model against the CMB and supernovae (using the Union catalog), and it is concluded that the latter exhibit a higher-than-expected dependence on angular position. It is shown that future surveys could detect a possible preferred direction by observing ~ 20 / (\\Omega_{k0}^2) supernovae over the whole sky.
Decay of the Fourier transform of surfaces with vanishing curvature
Laszlo Erdos; Manfred Salmhofer
2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z
We prove $L^p$-bounds on the Fourier transform of measures $\\mu$ supported on two dimensional surfaces. Our method allows to consider surfaces whose Gauss curvature vanishes on a one-dimensional submanifold. Under a certain non-degeneracy condition, we prove that $\\wh\\mu\\in L^{4+\\beta}$, $\\beta>0$, and we give a logarithmically divergent bound on the $L^4$-norm. We use this latter bound to estimate almost singular integrals involving the dispersion relation, $e(p)= \\sum_1^3 [1-\\cos p_j]$, of the discrete Laplace operator on the cubic lattice. We briefly explain our motivation for this bound originating in the theory of random Schr\\"odinger operators.
Jacobi Fields on Statistical Manifolds of Negative Curvature
Carlo Cafaro; S. A. Ali
2007-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
Two entropic dynamical models are considered. The geometric structure of the statistical manifolds underlying these models is studied. It is found that in both cases, the resulting metric manifolds are negatively curved. Moreover, the geodesics on each manifold are described by hyperbolic trajectories. A detailed analysis based on the Jacobi equation for geodesic spread is used to show that the hyperbolicity of the manifolds leads to chaotic exponential instability. A comparison between the two models leads to a relation among statistical curvature, stability of geodesics and relative entropy-like quantities. Finally, the Jacobi vector field intensity and the entropy-like quantity are suggested as possible indicators of chaoticity in the ED models due to their similarity to the conventional chaos indicators based on the Riemannian geometric approach and the Zurek-Paz criterion of linear entropy growth, respectively.
Positive curvature property for some hypoelliptic heat kernels
Qian, Bin
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this note, we look at some hypoelliptic operators arising from nilpotent rank 2 Lie algebras. In particular, we concentrate on the diffusion generated by three Brownian motions and their three L\\'evy areas, which is the simplest extension of the Laplacian on the Heisenberg group $\\mathbb{H}$. In order to study contraction properties of the heat kernel, we show that, as in the case of the Heisenberg group, the restriction of the sub-Laplace operator acting on radial functions (which are defined in some precise way in the core of the paper) satisfies a non negative Ricci curvature condition (more precisely a $CD(0, \\infty)$ inequality), whereas the operator itself does not satisfy any $CD(r,\\infty)$ inequality. From this we may deduce some useful, sharp gradient bounds for the associated heat kernel.
Abbeel, Pieter
, bevel-tip medical needles, planning curvature-constrained channels in 3D printed implants for targeted for perturbations. Our ap- proach can also be used for designing optimized channel layouts within 3D printed is the design of multiple bounded curvature channels in intracavitary 3D printed im- plants through which
Friction and curvature judgement Chris Christou (1) and Alan Wing (2)
Friction and curvature judgement Chris Christou (1) and Alan Wing (2) (1) Optometry resistance to motion due to friction. This resistance creates a force vector which varies in direction with friction. But the vector also varies in direction with the curvature of the surface traversed by the finger
Edge states in polariton honeycomb lattices
Milicevic, M; Andreakou, P; Carusotto, I; Jacqmin, T; Galopin, E; Lemaître, A; Gratiet, L Le; Sagnes, I; Bloch, J; Amo, A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The experimental study of edge states in atomically-thin layered materials remains a challenge due to the difficult control of the geometry of the sample terminations, the stability of dangling bonds and the need to measure local properties. In the case of graphene, localised edge modes have been predicted in zig-zag and bearded edges, characterised by flat dispersions connecting the Dirac points. Polaritons in semiconductor microcavities have recently emerged as an extraordinary photonic platform to emulate 1D and 2D Hamiltonians, allowing the direct visualization of the wavefunctions in both real- and momentum-space as well as of the energy dispersion of eigenstates via photoluminescence experiments. Here we report on the observation of edge states in a honeycomb lattice of coupled micropillars. The lowest two bands of this structure arise from the coupling of the lowest energy modes of the micropillars, and emulate the {\\pi} and {\\pi}* bands of graphene. We show the momentum space dispersion of the edge st...
Edge Computing Edge Computing is pushing the frontier of computing applications, data, and services
Cloud/Fog Computing and Grid/Mesh Computing, distributed data storage and retrieval, autonomic self in pushing their analytic capabilities out to an Edge Computing solution (mobile, local clouds, distributed network and analytics capabilities Local/Remote clouds, mesh networking and grid computing #12;Edg
Huynh, Long Quang
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An empirical model has been developed to predict the mean-velocity profile of a turbulent boundary layer under the influence of surface curvature. The model proposed is able to determine the profiles for both a convex and concave curvature...
Huynh, Long Quang
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An empirical model has been developed to predict the mean-velocity profile of a turbulent boundary layer under the influence of surface curvature. The model proposed is able to determine the profiles for both a convex and concave curvature...
) select and use appropriate units and formulas to measure length, perimeter, area, and volume. Science: 5 standard units of measure. Point out that not all of the display measuring instruments have the same1 TREE TRAILS Tree measurement is fundamental to the practice of forestry. Foresters count trees
Li, Xiaolin "Andy"
battery life, energy saving is of paramount importance in the design of sensor network protocols. Recent transmission path is greatly shortened and energy consumption for relaying is reduced. However, data gatheringTrailing Mobile Sinks: A Proactive Data Reporting Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Xinxin Liu
Byrne, Mike
of the federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (2007) contains recommendations regarding the manual audit audits of election ballots, comparing the auditability of different types of ballot systems has become Electronic (DRE) voting systems equipped with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) modules or optical
Curvature fluctuations and the Lyapunov exponent at melting
Mehra, V.; Ramaswamy, R. [School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (India)] [School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (India)
1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
We calculate the maximal Lyapunov exponent in constant-energy molecular-dynamics simulations at the melting transition for finite clusters of 6{endash}13 particles (model rare-gas and metallic systems) as well as for bulk rare-gas solids. For clusters, the Lyapunov exponent generally varies linearly with the total energy, but the {ital slope} changes sharply at the melting transition. In the bulk system, melting corresponds to a jump in the Lyapunov exponent, and this corresponds to a singularity in the variance of the curvature of the potential-energy surface. In these systems there are two mechanisms of chaos{emdash}local instability and parametric instability. We calculate the contribution of the parametric instability toward the chaoticity of these systems using a recently proposed formalism. The contribution of parametric instability is a continuous function of energy in small clusters but not in the bulk where the melting corresponds to a decrease in this quantity. This implies that the melting in small clusters does not lead to enhanced local instability. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}
Depositional processes and facies of Trail Fan sandflat: Death Valley, California
Malicse, A.E.; Mazzullo, J.M.; Eide, M.G. (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States))
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A study was conducted of the alluvial fan to playa transition along Trail fan in Death Valley, California with the primary objectives of documenting sedimentary facies and textural features of so-called arid region sandflat. The study involved description of sedimentary structures along trenches and meter-deep cores, description of surficial bedforms, and collection of samples for lithological analyses. Surficial features of Trail Fan sandflat gradually change downdip as a function of texture, ground water depth, and runoff. They include: (1) tongues of mudflows; (2) shallow braided channels that taper out into mudflat or coalesced into single channels; (3) puffy grounds; and (4) flat-smooth surface of the mudflat. The sediment's texture shows a fining downdip trend except when the surface are draped by mudflows. Four facies are distinguished downdip from the alluvial fan to playa mudflat. Facies 1 consists of massive, light gray, matrix to grain supported gravel, and is interpreted as debris flow or streamflow deposit. Facies 2 consists of thin-bedded (0.6--0.06 m), tan, massive, gravelly mud and is interpreted as mudflow deposit. Facies 2 consists of repeated sequences of thick-bedded (0.15 to 0.3 m), massive to planar stratified, graveliferous sand with mud drape and is interpreted as poorly sorted sheetflood or streamflow deposit. Facies 4 consist of light gray, planar laminated, coarsening upward mud to muddy sand, and is interpreted as mudflat facies. This study shows that arid region sandflat facies is a mosaic of mudflow, debris flow, sheetflood and streamflow deposits and is more complex than previous sandflat models described.
Leading Edge Bacterial Genomics and Pathogen Evolution
Mekalanos, John
Leading Edge Review Bacterial Genomics and Pathogen Evolution David M. Raskin,1 Rekha Seshadri,2 Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA 2 The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive.02.002 The availability of hundreds of bacterial genome sequences has altered the study of bacte- rial pathogenesis
PUBLISHED VERSION Edge equilibrium code for tokamaks
and Vladimir V. Drozdov3 1 Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2719, Beijing 100190, China 2 Princeton is developed for simulations of the near edge plasma using the finite element method. It solves the Grad
Curvature aided long range propagation of short laser pulses in the atmosphere
Yedierler, Burak [Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)
2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
The pre-filamentation regime of propagation of a short and intense laser pulse in the atmosphere is considered. Spatiotemporal self-focusing dynamics of the laser beam are investigated by calculating the coupled differential equations for spot size, pulse length, phase, curvature, and chirp functions of a Gaussian laser pulse via a variational technique. The effect of initial curvature parameter on the propagation of the laser pulse is taken into consideration. A method relying on the adjustment of the initial curvature parameter can expand the filamentation distance of a laser beam of given power and chirp is proposed.
Peter Kuchment; Andrew Raich
2011-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
Precise asymptotics known for the Green's function of the Laplace operator have found their analogs for periodic elliptic operators of the second order at and below the bottom of the spectrum. Due to the band-gap structure of the spectra of such operators, the question arises whether similar results can be obtained near or at the edges of spectral gaps. As the result of this work shows, this is possible at a spectral edge in dimensions d>2.
Dean, J.; Gu, T.; Clyne, T. W.
2014-11-09T23:59:59.000Z
Experimental estimates have been made of typical levels of residual stress in plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings formed on aluminium and magnesium alloy substrates. This has been done via measurement of the curvature exhibited by thin...
Taylor, Jean
, in preparation. [ATW1] F. J. Almgren, J. E. Taylor, and L. Wang, A variational approach to motion by weighted. Soc. (1992), 912. [ATW2] F. J. Almgren, J. E. Taylor, and L. Wang, Curvature Driven Flows
Curvature perturbation spectra from waterfall transition, black hole constraints and non-Gaussianity
Bugaev, Edgar; Klimai, Peter, E-mail: bugaev@pcbai10.inr.ruhep.ru, E-mail: pklimai@gmail.com [Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, 60th October Anniversary Prospect 7a, 117312 Moscow (Russian Federation)
2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
We carried out numerical calculations of a contribution of the waterfall field to the primordial curvature perturbation (on uniform density hypersurfaces) ?, which is produced during waterfall transition in hybrid inflation scenario. The calculation is performed for a broad interval of values of the model parameters. We show that there is a strong growth of amplitudes of the curvature perturbation spectrum in the limit when the bare mass-squared of the waterfall field becomes comparable with the square of Hubble parameter. We show that in this limit the primordial black hole constraints on the curvature perturbations must be taken into account. It is shown that, in the same limit, peak values of the curvature perturbation spectra are far beyond horizon, and the spectra are strongly non-Gaussian.
Synchro-curvature radiation of charged particles in the strong curved magnetic fields
Kelner, S. R.; Prosekin, A. Yu.; Aharonian, F. A., E-mail: Stanislav.Kelner@mpi-hd.mpg.de, E-mail: Anton.Prosekin@mpi-hd.mpg.de, E-mail: Felix.Aharonian@mpi-hd.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is generally believed that the radiation of relativistic particles in a curved magnetic field proceeds in either the synchrotron or the curvature radiation modes. In this paper we show that in strong curved magnetic fields a significant fraction of the energy of relativistic electrons can be radiated away in the intermediate, the so-called synchro-curvature regime. Because of the persistent change of the trajectory curvature, the radiation varies with the frequency of particle gyration. While this effect can be ignored in the synchrotron and curvature regimes, the variability plays a key role in the formation of the synchro-curvature radiation. Using the Hamiltonian formalism, we find that the particle trajectory has the form of a helix wound around the drift trajectory. This allows us to calculate analytically the intensity and energy distribution of prompt radiation in the general case of magnetic bremsstrahlung in the curved magnetic field. We show that the transition to the limit of the synchrotron and curvature radiation regimes is determined by the relation between the drift velocity and the component of the particle velocity perpendicular to the drift trajectory. The detailed numerical calculations, which take into account the energy losses of particles, confirm the principal conclusions based on the simplified analytical treatment of the problem, and allow us to analyze quantitatively the transition between different radiation regimes for a broad range of initial pitch angles. These calculations demonstrate that even very small pitch angles may lead to significant deviations from the spectrum of the standard curvature radiation when it is formally assumed that a charged particle moves strictly along the magnetic line. We argue that in the case of realization of specific configurations of the electric and magnetic fields, the gamma-ray emission of the pulsar magnetospheres can be dominated by the component radiated in the synchro-curvature regime.
Space-time curvature due to quantum vacuum fluctuations: An alternative to dark energy?
Santos, Emilio
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is pointed out that quantum vacuum fluctuations may give rise to a curvature of space-time equivalent to the curvature currently attributed to dark energy. A simple calculation is made, which suggests that the value of the dark energy density is roughly given by the product of Newton constant time the quantity m^6 c^4 h^-4, m being a typical mass of elementary particles. The estimate is compatible with observations.
Space-time curvature due to quantum vacuum fluctuations: An alternative to dark energy?
Emilio Santos
2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z
It is pointed out that quantum vacuum fluctuations may give rise to a curvature of space-time equivalent to the curvature currently attributed to dark energy. A simple calculation is made, which suggests that the value of the dark energy density is roughly given by the product of Newton constant time the quantity m^6 c^4 h^-4, m being a typical mass of elementary particles. The estimate is compatible with observations.
On the Dependence of Charge Density on Surface Curvature of an Isolated Conductor
Bhattacharya, Kolahal
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A study of the relation between the electrostatic charge density at a point on a conducting surface and the curvature of the surface (at that point) is presented. Two major scientific literature on this topic are reviewed and the apparent discrepancy between them is resolved. Hence, a step is taken towards obtaining a general analytic formula for relating the charge density with surface curvature of conductors. The merit of this formula and its limitations are discussed.
Geometric Design of Spherical Serial Chains with Curvature Constraints in the Environment
Tolety, Anurag Bharadwaj
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
2011 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF SPHERICAL SERIAL CHAINS WITH CURVATURE CONSTRAINTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by ANURAG BHARADWAJ TOLETY Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... Georghiades August 2011 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Geometric Design of Spherical Serial Chains with Curvature Constraints in the Environment. (August 2011) Anurag Bharadwaj Tolety, B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology...
Edge Direction and the Structure of Networks
Foster, Jacob G; Grassberger, Peter; Paczuski, Maya
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Directed networks are ubiquitous, from food webs to the World Wide Web, but the directionality of their interactions has been disregarded in most studies of global network structure. One important global property is the tendency of nodes with similar numbers of edges to be connected. This tendency, called assortativity, affects crucial structural and dynamic properties of real-world networks. Here we demonstrate the importance of edge direction by studying assortativity in directed networks. We define a set of four directed assortativity measures. By comparison to randomized networks, we discover significant features of three network classes: online/social networks, food webs, and word-adjacency networks. The full set of measures is needed to reveal patterns common to the class or to separate networks that have been previously classified together. Our measures expose limitations of existing theoretical models, and show that many networks are not purely assortative or disassortative but a mixture of the two.
Imaging topological edge states in silicon photonics
M. Hafezi; S. Mittal; J. Fan; A. Migdall; J. Taylor
2015-04-03T23:59:59.000Z
Topological features - global properties not discernible locally - emerge in systems from liquid crystals to magnets to fractional quantum Hall systems. Deeper understanding of the role of topology in physics has led to a new class of matter: topologically - ordered systems. The best known examples are quantum Hall effects, where insensitivity to local properties manifests itself as conductance through edge states that is insensitive to defects and disorder. Current research in engineering topological order primarily focuses on analogies to quantum Hall systems, where the required magnetic field is synthesized in non-magnetic systems. Here, we realize synthetic magnetic fields for photons at room temperature, using linear Silicon photonics. We observe, for the first time, topological edge states of light in a two - dimensional system and show their robustness against intrinsic and introduced disorder. Our experiment demonstrates the feasibility of using photonics to realize topological order in both the non-interacting and many-body regimes.
Tracking Objects Using 3D Edge Detectors February 2013
O'Leary, Dianne P.
Tracking Objects Using 3D Edge Detectors February 2013 SIAM CSE 2013 Dianne P. O'Leary c 2013 1 #12;Tracking Objects Using 3D Edge Detectors Dianne P. O'Leary Computer Science Dept. and Institute
Method for encapsulating the edge of a flexible sheet
Keenihan, James R; Clarey, Todd M
2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention is premised upon an inventive method of producing an over-molded edge portion on a flexible substrate, wherein the edge portion is void of open areas due to support devices in the mold cavity.
Rimmed and edge thickened Stodola shaped flywheel
Kulkarni, S.V.; Stone, R.G.
1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z
A flywheel is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel has a body composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel body is enclosed by a rim of circumferentially wound fiber embedded in resin. The rim promotes flywheel safety and survivability. The flywheel has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability. 6 figs.
Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole
Tatchyn, Roman O. (Mountain View, CA)
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis.
Ames, Forrest; Bons, Jeffrey
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
The Department of Energy has goals to move land based gas turbine systems to alternate fuels including coal derived synthetic gas and hydrogen. Coal is the most abundant energy resource in the US and in the world and it is economically advantageous to develop power systems which can use coal. Integrated gasification combined cycles are (IGCC) expected to allow the clean use of coal derived fuels while improving the ability to capture and sequester carbon dioxide. These cycles will need to maintain or increase turbine entry temperatures to develop competitive efficiencies. The use of coal derived syngas introduces a range of potential contaminants into the hot section of the gas turbine including sulfur, iron, calcium, and various alkali metals. Depending on the effectiveness of the gas clean up processes, there exists significant likelihood that the remaining materials will become molten in the combustion process and potentially deposit on downstream turbine surfaces. Past evidence suggests that deposition will be a strong function of increasing temperature. Currently, even with the best gas cleanup processes a small level of particulate matter in the syngas is expected. Consequently, particulate deposition is expected to be an important consideration in the design of turbine components. The leading edge region of first stage vanes most often have higher deposition rates than other areas due to strong fluid acceleration and streamline curvature in the vicinity of the surface. This region remains one of the most difficult areas in a turbine nozzle to cool due to high inlet temperatures and only a small pressure ratio for cooling. The leading edge of a vane often has relatively high heat transfer coefficients and is often cooled using showerhead film cooling arrays. The throat of the first stage nozzle is another area where deposition potentially has a strongly adverse effect on turbine performance as this region meters the turbine inlet flow. Based on roughness levels found on in service vanes (Bons, et al., 2001, up to 300 microns) flow blockage in first stage turbine nozzles can easily reach 1 to 2 percent in conventional turbines. Deposition levels in syngas fueled gas turbines are expected to be even more problematic. The likelihood of significant deposition to the leading edge of vanes in a syngas environment indicates the need to examine this effect on the leading edge cooling problem. It is critical to understand the influence of leading edge geometry and turbulence on deposition rates for both internally and showerhead cooled leading edge regions. The expected level of deposition in a vane stagnation region not only significantly changes the heat transfer problem but also suggests that cooling arrays may clog. Addressing the cooling issue suggests a need to better understand stagnation region heat transfer with realistic roughness as well as the other variables affecting transport near the leading edge. Also, the question of whether leading edge regions can be cooled internally with modern cooling approaches should also be raised, thus avoiding the clogging issue. Addressing deposition in the pressure side throat region of the nozzle is another critical issue for this environment. Issues such as examining the protective effect of slot and full coverage discrete-hole film cooling on limiting deposition as well as the influence of roughness and turbulence on effectiveness should be raised. The objective of this present study is to address these technical challenges to help enable the development of high efficiency syngas tolerant gas turbine engines.
Walker, Thad G.
DAMOP BICYCLE EXCURSION Wisconsin led in the Rail to Trail conversion are invited on a bicycle excursion organized by Thad Walker and Jim Lawler. Directions & Costs: The excursion will depart from Machinery Row Bicycles (0.4 mi
Edge-based correlation image registration for multispectral imaging
Nandy, Prabal (Albuquerque, NM)
2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
Registration information for images of a common target obtained from a plurality of different spectral bands can be obtained by combining edge detection and phase correlation. The images are edge-filtered, and pairs of the edge-filtered images are then phase correlated to produce phase correlation images. The registration information can be determined based on these phase correlation images.
Holzer, Damon Michael
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
instances. Helgath (1975) was one of the first to cite trail erosion as being more heavily dependent upon physical features such as soil type and geology than use. Likewise, a study of trail erosion in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park found... topographic maps, and polygons were organized into similar LS values. Soil erodibility was processed through information provided in soil survey maps compiled by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service). A sub...
Simons, Jack
Quantum Manifestations of Graphene Edge Stress and Edge Instability: A First-Principles Study Bing have performed first-principles calculations of graphene edge stresses, which display two interest- ing.05.Tp Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) single layer of car- bon atoms, has attracted tremendous
Dislocations With Edge Components in Nanocrystalline bcc Mo
G. M. Cheng; W. Z. Xu; W. W. Jian; H. Yuan; M. H. Tsai; Y. T. Zhu; Y. F. Zhang; Paul C. Millett
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
We report high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) observation of a high density of dislocations with edge components (approximately 1016 m-2) in nanocrystalline (NC) body-centered cubic (bcc) Mo prepared by high-pressure torsion. We also observed for the first time of the 1/2 <111> and <001> pure edge dislocations in NC Mo. Crystallographic analysis and image simulations reveal that the best way using HRTEM to study dislocations with edge components in bcc systems is to take images along <110> zone axis, from which it is possible to identify 1/2 <111> pure edge dislocations, and edge components of 1/2 <111> and <001> mixed dislocations. The <001> pure edge dislocations can only be identified from <100> zone axis. The high density of dislocations with edge components is believed to play a major role in the reduction of strain rate sensitivity in NC bcc metals and alloys.
K-edge densitometer (KED). User manual
Sprinkle, J.K.; Hansen, W.J.
1993-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
In 1979, a K-edge densitometer (KED) was installed by the Safeguards Assay group from Los Alamos National Laboratory in the PNC reprocessing plant at Tokai-mura, Japan. It uses an active nondestructive assay technique, KED, to measure the plutonium concentration of the product solution. The measurement uncertainty of an assay depends on the count time chosen, but can be 0.5% or better. The computer hardware and software were upgraded in 1992. This manual describes the operation of the instrument, with an emphasis on the user interface to the software.
Rimmed and edge thickened Stodola shaped flywheel
Kulkarni, Satish V. (San Ramon, CA); Stone, Richard G. (Oakland, CA)
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A flywheel (10) is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel (10) has a body (15) composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel (10) body (15) is enclosed by a rim (50) of circumferentially wound fiber (2) embedded in resin (3). The rim (50) promotes flywheel (10) safety and survivability. The flywheel (10) has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability.
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Microchannel Cooled Edge Cladding to Establish an Adiabatic Boundary Condition in a Slab Laser
Albrecht, Georg F.; Beach, Raymond J.; Solarz, Richard W.
2004-05-18T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention provides an edge cladding for a slab laser, the edge cladding comprising a cooling channel system therein.
Edge Transport Barrier Studies On the Alcator C-Mod Tokamak
Hughes, Jerry
tokamak edge transport barrier (ETB) · ETB diagnosis on C-Mod with edge Thomson scattering · Edge phase tokamak edge transport barrier (ETB) · ETB diagnosis on C-Mod with edge Thomson scattering · Edge phase · Conclusions #12;J.W. Hughes, Ph.D. Defense. July 5, 2005. Slide 4 ETBs on tokamaks · Localized reduction
More on the Asymmetric Infinite Square Well: Energy Eigenstates with Zero Curvature
L. P. Gilbert; M. Belloni; M. A. Doncheski; R. W. Robinett
2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z
We extend the standard treatment of the asymmetric infinite square well to include solutions that have zero curvature over part of the well. This type of solution, both within the specific context of the asymmetric infinite square well and within the broader context of bound states of arbitrary piecewise-constant potential energy functions, is not often discussed as part of quantum mechanics texts at any level. We begin by outlining the general mathematical condition in one-dimensional time-independent quantum mechanics for a bound-state wave function to have zero curvature over an extended region of space and still be a valid wave function. We then briefly review the standard asymmetric infinite square well solutions, focusing on zero-curvature solutions as represented by energy eigenstates in position and momentum space.
Null test of the cosmic curvature using $H(z)$ and supernovae data
Cai, Rong-Gen; Yang, Tao
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a model-independent approach to the null test of the cosmic curvature which is geometrically related to the Hubble parameter $H(z)$ and luminosity distance $d_L(z)$. Combining the independent observations of $H(z)$ and $d_L(z)$, we use the model-independent smoothing technique, Gaussian processes, to reconstruct them and determine the cosmic curvature $\\Omega_K^{(0)}$ in the null test relation. The null test is totally geometrical and without assuming any cosmological model. We show that the cosmic curvature $\\Omega_K^{(0)}=0$ is consistent with current observational data sets, falling within the $1\\sigma$ limit. To demonstrate the effect on the precision of the null test, we produce a series of simulated data of the models with different $\\Omega_K^{(0)}$. Future observations in better quality can provide a greater improvement to constrain or refute the flat universe with $\\Omega_K^{(0)}=0$.
Curvature Induced Activation of a Passive Tracer in an Active Bath
S. A. Mallory; C. Valeriani; A. Cacciuto
2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z
We use numerical simulations to study the motion of a large asymmetric tracer immersed in a low density suspension of self-propelled nanoparticles in two dimensions. Specifically, we analyze how the curvature of the tracer affects its translational and rotational motion in an active environment. We find that even very small amounts of curvature are sufficient for the active bath to impart directed motion to the tracer which results in its effective activation. We propose simple scaling arguments to characterize this induced activity in terms of the curvature of the tracer and the strength of the self-propelling force. Our results suggest new ways of controlling the transport properties of passive tracers in an active medium by carefully tailoring their geometry.
Superintegrable potentials on 3D Riemannian and Lorentzian spaces with nonconstant curvature
Ballesteros, A., E-mail: angelb@ubu.e [Universidad de Burgos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias (Spain); Enciso, A., E-mail: aenciso@fis.ucm.e [Universidad Complutense, Departamento de Fisica Teorica II (Spain); Herranz, F. J., E-mail: fjherranz@ubu.e [Universidad de Burgos, Departamento de Fisica, Escuela Politecnica Superior (Spain); Ragnisco, O., E-mail: ragnisco@fis.uniroma3.i [Universita di Roma Tre and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare sezione di Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Fisica (Italy)
2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
A quantum sl(2,R) coalgebra (with deformation parameter z) is shown to underly the construction of a large class of superintegrable potentials on 3D curved spaces, that include the nonconstant curvature analog of the spherical, hyperbolic, and (anti-)de Sitter spaces. The connection and curvature tensors for these 'deformed' spaces are fully studied by working on two different phase spaces. The former directly comes from a 3D symplectic realization of the deformed coalgebra, while the latter is obtained through a map leading to a spherical-type phase space. In this framework, the nondeformed limit z {yields} 0 is identified with the flat contraction leading to the Euclidean and Minkowskian spaces/potentials. The resulting Hamiltonians always admit, at least, three functionally independent constants of motion coming from the coalgebra structure. Furthermore, the intrinsic oscillator and Kepler potentials on such Riemannian and Lorentzian spaces of nonconstant curvature are identified, and several examples of them are explicitly presented.
Curvature conditions for the occurrence of a class of spacetime singularities
W. Rudnicki; P. Zieba
1999-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
It has previously been shown [W. Rudnicki, Phys. Lett. A 224, 45 (1996)] that a generic gravitational collapse cannot result in a naked singularity accompanied by closed timelike curves. An important role in this result plays the so-called inextendibility condition, which is required to hold for certain incomplete null geodesics. In this paper, a theorem is proved that establishes some relations between the inextendibility condition and the rate of growth of the Ricci curvature along incomplete null geodesics. This theorem shows that the inextendibility condition may hold for a much more general class of singularities than only those of the strong curvature type. It is also argued that some earlier cosmic censorship results obtained for strong curvature singularities can be extended to singularities corresponding to the inextendibility condition.
Edge Transport in 2D Cold Atom Optical Lattices
V. W. Scarola; S. Das Sarma
2007-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
We theoretically study the observable response of edge currents in two dimensional cold atom optical lattices. As an example we use Gutzwiller mean-field theory to relate persistent edge currents surrounding a Mott insulator in a slowly rotating trapped Bose-Hubbard system to time of flight measurements. We briefly discuss an application, the detection of Chern number using edge currents of a topologically ordered optical lattice insulator.
Integral edge seals for phosphoric acid fuel cells
Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (South Greensburg, PA); Woodle, Boyd M. (North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA); Dunyak, Thomas J. (Blacksburg, VA)
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A phosphoric acid fuel cell having integral edge seals formed by an elastomer permeating an outer peripheral band contiguous with the outer peripheral edges of the cathode and anode assemblies and the matrix to form an integral edge seal which is reliable, easy to manufacture and has creep characteristics similar to the anode, cathode and matrix assemblies inboard of the seals to assure good electrical contact throughout the life of the fuel cell.
Casimir force at a knife's edge
Graham, Noah [Department of Physics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 (United States); Shpunt, Alexander; Rahi, Sahand Jamal; Kardar, Mehran [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Emig, Thorsten [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, 50937 Koeln (Germany); Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Modeles Statistiques, CNRS UMR 8626, Batiment 100, Universite Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay cedex (France); Jaffe, Robert L. [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Center for Theoretical Physics and Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
The Casimir force has been computed exactly for only a few simple geometries, such as infinite plates, cylinders, and spheres. We show that a parabolic cylinder, for which analytic solutions to the Helmholtz equation are available, is another case where such a calculation is possible. We compute the interaction energy of a parabolic cylinder and an infinite plate (both perfect mirrors), as a function of their separation and inclination, H and {theta}, and the cylinder's parabolic radius R. As H/R{yields}0, the proximity force approximation becomes exact. The opposite limit of R/H{yields}0 corresponds to a semi-infinite plate, where the effects of edge and inclination can be probed.
Characterizing the geometrical edges of nonlocal two-qubit gates
S. Balakrishnan; R. Sankaranarayanan
2009-05-30T23:59:59.000Z
Nonlocal two-qubit gates are geometrically represented by tetrahedron known as Weyl chamber within which perfect entanglers form a polyhedron. We identify that all edges of the Weyl chamber and polyhedron are formed by single parametric gates. Nonlocal attributes of these edges are characterized using entangling power and local invariants. In particular, SWAP (power)alpha family of gates constitutes one edge of the Weyl chamber with SWAP-1/2 being the only perfect entangler. Finally, optimal constructions of controlled-NOT using SWAP-1/2 gate and gates belong to three edges of the polyhedron are presented.
Transcript, Keeping the Edge: Enhancing Performance by Managing Culture
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Transcript: 2003 INPO CEO Conference, Keeping the Edge: “Enhancing Performance by Managing Culture” Edgar H. Schein, Ph.D. Professor Emeritis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 7, 2003
Dainty, Chris
Received July 26, 2000 A new wave-front sensor for adaptive optics that gives signals for the curvatureDecember 1, 2000 / Vol. 25, No. 23 / OPTICS LETTERS 1687 Hybrid curvature and gradient wave-front sensor C. Paterson and J. C. Dainty The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, SW7 2BZ, UK
The formation of mountain range curvature by gravitational spreading Alex Copley
of the geological record of mountain building (e.g. Platt et al., 1989; Hindle and Burkhard, 1999). A variety in the development of mountain range curvature (e.g. Merle, 1989; Platt et al., 1989), and the main aim of this paper
Experimental Study of Curvature-based Control Laws for Obstacle Avoidance
Zhang, Fumin
, krishna}@isr.umd.edu Abstract-- A novel curvature-based steering control law is introduced to produce- thermore, with appropriate dynamic model, the algorithm produces an explicit control law for the robot, a recent development in this category is to keep the robot moving at a constant speed with steering control
THE GEOMETRY OF EMBEDDED CONSTANT MEAN CURVATURE TORI IN THE 3-SPHERE VIA INTEGRABLE SYSTEMS
Hauswirth, Laurent
THE GEOMETRY OF EMBEDDED CONSTANT MEAN CURVATURE TORI IN THE 3-SPHERE VIA INTEGRABLE SYSTEMS L Alexandrov embedded cylinders is explicitly determined. We prove that all embedded cmc tori in the 3-sphere are surfaces of revolution using a combination of integrable systems methods and geometric analysis techniques
Heat transfer in soft nanoscale interfaces: the influence of interface curvature
Kjelstrup, Signe
Heat transfer in soft nanoscale interfaces: the influence of interface curvature Anders Lervik transient non-equilibrium molecular-dynamics simulations, heat-transfer through nanometer-scale interfaces processes. We show that the modeling of heat transfer across a nanodroplet/fluid interface requires
The Smooth Curvature Flexure Model: An Accurate, Low-Dimensional Approach for Robot Analysis
Haller, Gary L.
The Smooth Curvature Flexure Model: An Accurate, Low-Dimensional Approach for Robot Analysis Lael kinematics are critically important at large angles for predicting the deformation and the stiffness in a number of different robotic mechanisms, particularly in compliant hands [6-8]. The benefits of flexure
Lyapunov spectra in fast dynamo Ricci flows of negative sectional curvature
Garcia de Andrade
2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z
Previously Chicone, Latushkin and Montgomery-Smith [\\textbf{Comm. Math. Phys. \\textbf{173},(1995)}] have investigated the spectrum of the dynamo operator for an ideally conducting fluid. More recently, Tang and Boozer [{\\textbf{Phys. Plasmas (2000)}}], have investigated the anisotropies in magnetic field dynamo evolution, from finite-time, Lyapunov exponents, giving rise to a Riemann metric tensor, in the Alfven twist in magnetic flux tubes (MFTs). In this paper one investigate the role of Perelman Ricci flows constraints in twisted magnetic flux tubes, where the Lyapunov eigenvalue spectra for the Ricci tensor associated with the Ricci flow equation in MFTs leads to a finite-time Lyapunov exponential stretching along the toroidal direction of the tube and a contraction along the radial direction of the tube. It is shown that in the case of MFTs, the sectional Ricci curvature of the flow, is negative as happens in geodesic flows of Anosov type. Ricci flows constraints in MFTs substitute the Thiffeault and Boozer [\\textbf{Chaos}(2001)] have vanishing of Riemann curvature constraint on the Lyapunov exponential stretching of chaotic flows. Gauss curvature of the twisted MFT is also computed and the contraints on a negative Gauss curvature are obtained.
REAL TIME, IN-SITU CURVATURE MEASUREMENTS OF EPITAXIAL YBCO FILMS ON MGO
Rosakis, Ares J.
even the most robust electron based diagnostics. Optical methods are preferable and typically have been of the ¯lm are desirable for diagnostics. Based on beam shearing methods, Coherent Gradient Sensing is a full gradient sensing (CGS) as an in-situ diagnostic in an MOCVD reactor to measure curvature and changes
Wightman function and the Casimir effect for a Robin sphere in a constant curvature space
S. Bellucci; A. A. Saharian; N. A. Saharyan
2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
We evaluate the Wightman function, the mean field squared and the vacuum expectation value (VEV) of the energy-momentum tensor for a scalar field with Robin boundary condition on a spherical shell in the background of a constant negative curvature space. For the coefficient in the boundary condition there is a critical value above which the scalar vacuum becomes unstable. In both interior and exterior regions, the VEVs are decomposed into the boundary-free and sphere-induced contributions. For the latter, rapidly convergent integral representations are provided. In the region inside the sphere, the eigenvalues are expressed in terms of the zeros of the combination of the associated Legendre function and its derivative and the decomposition is achieved by making use of the Abel-Plana type summation formula for the series over these zeros. The sphere-induced contribution to the VEV of the field squared is negative for Dirichlet boundary condition and positive for Neumann one. At distances from the sphere larger than the curvature scale of the background space the suppression of the vacuum fluctuations in the gravitational field corresponding to the negative curvature space is stronger compared with the case of the Minkowskian bulk. In particular, the decay of the VEVs with the distance is exponential for both massive and massless fields. The corresponding results are generalized for spaces with spherical bubbles and for cosmological models with negative curvature spaces.
Mechanics Systems on Para-Kaehlerian Manifolds of Constant J-Sectional Curvature
Mehmet Tekkoyun
2009-02-20T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of this paper is to present Euler-Lagrange and Hamiltonian equations on R2n which is a model of para-Kaehlerian manifolds of constant J-sectional curvature. In conclusion, some differential geometrical and physical results on the related mechanic systems have been given.
Curvature Condensation and Bifurcation in an Elastic Shell Moumita Das,1
Kudrolli, Arshad
The formation of defects in continuum physics has been the subject of long-standing investigation in many 01610, USA (Received 7 May 2006; published 5 January 2007) We study the formation and evolution, there is a transition from a global mode of deformation to a localized one which leads to the condensation of curvature
Basin boundary, edge of chaos, and edge state in a two-dimensional model
J. Vollmer; T. M. Schneider; B. Eckhardt
2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z
In shear flows like pipe flow and plane Couette flow there is an extended range of parameters where linearly stable laminar flow coexists with a transient turbulent dynamics. When increasing the amplitude of a perturbation on top of the laminar flow, one notes a a qualitative change in its lifetime, from smoothly varying and short one on the laminar side to sensitively dependent on initial conditions and long on the turbulent side. The point of transition defines a point on the edge of chaos. Since it is defined via the lifetimes, the edge of chaos can also be used in situations when the turbulence is not persistent. It then generalises the concept of basin boundaries, which separate two coexisting attractors, to cases where the dynamics on one side shows transient chaos and almost all trajectories eventually end up on the other side. In this paper we analyse a two-dimensional map which captures many of the features identified in laboratory experiments and direct numerical simulations of hydrodynamic flows. The analysis of the map shows that different dynamical situations in the edge of chaos can be combined with different dynamical situations in the turbulent region. Consequently, the model can be used to develop and test further characterisations that are also applicable to realistic flows.
Sparsification of Motion-Planning Roadmaps by Edge Contraction
Agarwal, Pankaj K.
Sparsification of Motion-Planning Roadmaps by Edge Contraction Doron Shaharabani, Oren Salzman Department of Computer Science, Duke University, USA Abstract--We present Roadmap Sparsification by Edge Con- traction (RSEC), a simple and effective algorithm for reducing the size of a motion-planning roadmap
Enhanced Half-Metallicity in Edge-Oxidized Zigzag Graphene
Hod, Oded
Enhanced Half-Metallicity in Edge-Oxidized Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons Oded Hod,* Vero´nica Barone theoretical study of the electronic properties and relative stabilities of edge-oxidized zigzag graphene with nanometer scale dimen- sions. Recently, a new type of graphene-based material was experimentally realized.12
Edge profile measurements using Thomson scattering on the KSTAR tokamak
Lee, J. H., E-mail: jhleel@nfri.re.kr; Ko, W. H. [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Department of Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Science, University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Oh, S.; Lee, W. R.; Kim, K. P.; Lee, K. D.; Jeon, Y. M.; Yoon, S. W.; Cho, K. W. [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Narihara, K.; Yamada, I.; Yasuhara, R. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya (Japan); Hatae, T.; Yatsuka, E.; Ono, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka (Japan); Hong, J. H. [Department of Physics, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the KSTAR Tokamak, a “Tangential Thomson Scattering” (TTS) diagnostic system has been designed and installed to measure electron density and temperature profiles. In the edge system, TTS has 12 optical fiber bundles to measure the edge profiles with 10–15 mm spatial resolution. These 12 optical fibers and their spatial resolution are not enough to measure the pedestal width with a high accuracy but allow observations of L-H transition or H-L transitions at the edge. For these measurements, the prototype ITER edge Thomson Nd:YAG laser system manufactured by JAEA in Japan is installed. In this paper, the KSTAR TTS system is briefly described and some TTS edge profiles are presented and compared against the KSTAR Charge Exchange Spectroscopy and other diagnostics. The future upgrade plan of the system is also discussed in this paper.
Edge-localized-modes in tokamaks
Leonard, A. W. [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)
2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Edge-localized-modes (ELMs) are a ubiquitous feature of H-mode in tokamaks. When gradients in the H-mode transport barrier grow to exceed the MHD stability limit the ELM instability grows explosively, rapidly transporting energy and particles onto open field lines and material surfaces. Though ELMs provide additional particle and impurity transport through the H-mode transport barrier, enabling steady operation, the resulting heat flux transients to plasma facing surfaces project to large amplitude in future low collisionality burning plasma tokamaks. Measurements of the ELM heat flux deposition onto material surfaces in the divertor and main chamber indicate significant broadening compared to inter-ELM heat flux, with a timescale for energy deposition that is consistent with sonic ion flow and numerical simulation. Comprehensive ELM simulation is highlighting the important physics processes of ELM transport including parallel transport due to magnetic reconnection and turbulence resulting from collapse of the H-mode transport barrier. Encouraging prospects for ELM control and/or suppression in future tokamaks include intrinsic modes of ELM free operation, ELM triggering with frequent small pellet injection and the application of 3D magnetic fields.
Hughes, Jerry
are associated with edge transport barrier (ETB) formation in tokamaks, are investigated on Alcator C little effect on density gradient scale lengths in the ETB and a relatively weak impact on the height-mode) regime [3] is the result of a strong edge transport barrier (ETB), evinced by localized regions
RING EDGE WAVES AND THE MASSES OF NEARBY SATELLITES
Weiss, John W.; Porco, Carolyn C. [CICLOPS/Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO 80301 (United States); Tiscareno, Matthew S. [Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States)
2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
Moons embedded in gaps within Saturn's main rings generate waves on the gap edges due to their gravitational disturbances. These edge waves can serve as diagnostics for the masses and, in some cases, orbital characteristics of the embedded moons. Although N-body simulations of the edges are far better in inferring masses from edge morphology, the long run-times of this technique often make it impractical. In this paper, we describe a faster approach to narrow the range of masses to explore with N-body simulations, to explore the multidimensional parameter space of edge/moon interactions, and to guide the planning of spacecraft observations. Using numerical, test-particle models and neglecting particle-particle interactions, we demonstrate that the simple analytic theory of the edge waves applies well to Pan in the Encke Gap but breaks down for smaller moons/gaps like Daphnis in the Keeler Gap. Fitting an analytic model to our simulation results allows us to suggest an improved relationship between moon-mass and edge wave amplitude. Numerical methods also grant freedom to explore a wider range of moon and ring orbits than the circular, coplanar case considered by analytic theory. We examine how pre-encounter inclinations and eccentricities affect the properties of the edge waves. In the case where the moon or ring-edge particle orbits initially have eccentric radial variations that are large compared to the gap width, there is considerable variation in edge wave amplitude depending on the orbital phase of the encounter. Inclined moons also affect the edge wave amplitude, potentially significantly, as well as generate vertical waves on the gap-edges. Recent Cassini images acquired as Saturn approaches equinox and the Sun's elevation on the ringplane is extremely low have revealed long shadows associated with the Keeler gap edge waves created by the embedded moon Daphnis. We interpret these as being cast by {approx}1 km high vertical structure in the waves created by Daphnis' out-of-plane perturbations on the ring particles.
On the edge-connectivity of Cartesian product graphs Sandi Klavzar
Klavzar, Sandi
, then either S is induced by a minimum edge cut of a factor, or S is a set of edges incident to a vertex of G H is given and the structure of minimum edge cuts is described. It is also proved that the connectivity product of graphs; edge-connectivity; minimum edge cuts; AMS subject classification (2000): 05C40 1
SciDAC Center for Plasma Edge Simulation
Lin, Zhihong
2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
This project with a total funding of $592,998 for six years has partially supported four postdoctoral researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The UCI team has formulated electrostatic and electromagnetic global gyrokinetic particle simulation models with kinetic electrons, implemented these models in the edge code XGC1, performed benchmark between GTC and XGC1, developed computational tools for gyrokinetic particle simulation in tokamak edge geometry, and initiated preparatory study of edge turbulence using GTC code. The research results has been published in 12 papers and presented at many international and national conferences.
Improvement of the edge rotation diagnostic spectrum analysis via simulation
Luo, J.; Zhuang, G., E-mail: ge-zhuang@hust.edu.cn; Cheng, Z. F.; Zhang, X. L.; Hou, S. Y.; Cheng, C. [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
The edge rotation diagnostic (ERD) system has been developed on the Joint Texas Experimental Tokamak to measure the edge toroidal rotation velocity by observing the shifted wavelength of carbon V (C V 227.09 nm). Since the measured spectrum is an integrated result along the viewing line from the plasma core to the edge, a method via simulation has been developed to analyze the ERD spectrum. With the necessary parameters such as C V radiation profile and the ion temperature profile, a local rotation profile at the normalized minor radius of 0.5-1 is obtained.
Influence of curvature on the device physics of thin film transistors on flexible substrates
Amalraj, Rex; Sambandan, Sanjiv, E-mail: sanjiv@iap.iisc.ernet.in [Flexible Electronics Lab, Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)
2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z
Thin film transistors (TFTs) on elastomers promise flexible electronics with stretching and bending. Recently, there have been several experimental studies reporting the behavior of TFTs under bending and buckling. In the presence of stress, the insulator capacitance is influenced due to two reasons. The first is the variation in insulator thickness depending on the Poisson ratio and strain. The second is the geometric influence of the curvature of the insulator-semiconductor interface during bending or buckling. This paper models the role of curvature on TFT performance and brings to light an elegant result wherein the TFT characteristics is dependent on the area under the capacitance-distance curve. The paper compares models with simulations and explains several experimental findings reported in literature.
Influence of the bonding front propagation on the wafer stack curvature
Navarro, E. [SOITEC—Parc Technologique des Fontaines, 38190 Bernin (France); SIMaP—Grenoble-INP, 1340 rue de la Piscine, 38402 St. Martin d'Hères (France); Bréchet, Y. [SIMaP—Grenoble-INP, 1340 rue de la Piscine, 38402 St. Martin d'Hères (France); Barthelemy, A.; Radu, I. [SOITEC—Parc Technologique des Fontaines, 38190 Bernin (France); Pardoen, T. [Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (iMMC), Université catholique de Louvain, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium); Raskin, J.-P. [Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), Université catholique de Louvain, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z
The influence of the dynamics of the direct wafer bonding process on the curvature of the final wafer stack is investigated. An analytical model for the final curvature of the bonded wafers is developed, as a function of the different load components acting during the bonding front propagation, using thin plate theory and considering a strain discontinuity locked at the bonding interface. Experimental profiles are measured for different bonding conditions and wafer thicknesses. A very good agreement with the model prediction is obtained and the influence of the thin air layer trapped in-between the two wafers is demonstrated. The proposed model contributes to further improvement of the bonding process, in particular, for the stacking of layers of electronic devices, which requires a high accuracy of wafer-to-wafer alignment and a very low distortion level.
Optics design for J-TEXT ECE imaging with field curvature adjustment lens
Zhu, Y.; Zhao, Z.; Liu, W. D.; Xie, J., E-mail: jlxie@ustc.edu.cn [School of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui 230026 (China); Hu, X.; Muscatello, C. M.; Domier, C. W.; Luhmann, N. C.; Chen, M.; Ren, X. [University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Tobias, B. J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Zhuang, G.; Yang, Z. [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Significant progress has been made in the imaging and visualization of magnetohydrodynamic and microturbulence phenomena in magnetic fusion plasmas. Of particular importance has been microwave electron cyclotron emission imaging (ECEI) for imaging T{sub e} fluctuations. Key to the success of ECEI is a large Gaussian optics system constituting a major portion of the focusing of the microwave radiation from the plasma to the detector array. Both the spatial resolution and observation range are dependent upon the imaging optics system performance. In particular, it is critical that the field curvature on the image plane is reduced to decrease crosstalk between vertical channels. The receiver optics systems for two ECEI on the J-TEXT device have been designed to ameliorate these problems and provide good performance with additional field curvature adjustment lenses with a meniscus shape to correct the aberrations from several spherical surfaces.
Stability of the Horizontal Curvature of the LHC Cryodipoles During Cold Tests
Cano, E D Fernandez; García-Pérez, J; Jeanneret, Jean Bernard; Poncet, A; Seyvet, F; Tovar-Gonzalez, A; Wildner, E; IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The LHC will be composed of 1232 horizontally curved, 15 meter long, superconducting dipole magnets cooled at 1.9 K. They are supported within their vacuum vessel by three Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy (GFRE) support posts. Each cryodipole is individually cold tested at CERN before its installation and interconnection in the LHC 27 km circumference tunnel. As the magnet geometry under cryogenic operation is extremely important for the LHC machine aperture, a new method has been developed at CERN in order to monitor the magnet curvature change between warm and cold states. It enabled us to conclude that there is no permanent horizontal curvature change of the LHC dipole magnet between warm and cold states, although a systematic horizontal transient deformation during cool-down was detected. This deformation generates loads in the dipole supporting system; further investigation permitted us to infer this behavior to the asymmetric thermal contraction of the rigid magnet thermal shield during cool-down. Controlli...
Efficiency of the centrifugally induced curvature drift instability in AGN winds
Z. Osmanov
2008-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
For studying how the field lines are twisting nearby the light cylinder surface, which provides the free motion of AGN winds through the mentioned area, the investigation of the centrifugally driven curvature drift instability is presented. Studying the dynamics of the relativistic MHD flow close to the light cylinder surface, by applying a single particle approach based on the centrifugal acceleration, the dispersion relation of the instability is derived and analytically solved. Considering the typical values of AGN winds, it is shown that the time scale of the curvature drift instability is much less than the accretion process time scale, indicating that the present instability is very efficient and might strongly influence processes in AGN plasmas.
A Model of Curvature-Induced Phase Transitions in Inflationary Universe
J. Hashida; S. Mukaigawa; T. Muta; K. Ohkura; K. Yamamoto
1998-12-21T23:59:59.000Z
Chiral phase transitions driven by space-time curvature effects are investigated in de Sitter space in the supersymmetric Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with soft supersymmetry breaking. The model is considered to be suitable for the analysis of possible phase transitions in inflationary universe. It is found that a restoration of the broken chiral symmetry takes place in two patterns for increasing curvature : the first order and second order phase transition respectively depending on initial settings of the four-body interaction parameter and the soft supersymmetry breaking parameter. The critical curves expressing the phase boundaries in these parameters are obtained. Cosmological implications of the result are discussed in connection with bubble formations and the creation of cosmic strings during the inflationary era.
1 How (Not) to Protect Genomic Data Privacy in a Distributed Network: Using Trail Re-specific genomic data into clinical practice and research raises serious privacy concerns. Various systems have being disclosed, they lack formal proofs. In this paper, we study the erosion of privacy when genomic
Yannouleas, Constantine
Graphene flakes with defective edge terminations: Universal and topological aspects, and one graphene nanoflakes with reconstructed zigzag edges, where a succes- sion of pentagons and heptagons these spectra. The electronic spectra of trigonal graphene nanoflakes with reczag edge terminations exhibit
Quantization of a particle on a two-dimensional manifold of constant curvature
Bracken, Paul [Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Edinburg, Texas 78540 (United States)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The formulation of quantum mechanics on spaces of constant curvature is studied. It is shown how a transition from a classical system to the quantum case can be accomplished by the quantization of the Noether momenta. These can be determined by means of Lie differentiation of the metric which defines the manifold. For the metric examined here, it is found that the resulting Schrödinger equation is separable and the spectrum and eigenfunctions can be investigated in detail.
Disorder effects in the anomalous Hall effect induced by Berry curvature RID B-5617-2009
Sinitsyn, NA; Niu, Q.; Sinova, Jairo; Nomura, K.
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
#1;R2DEG#2; with smooth disorder, where the time- reversal symmetry is broken by an out-of-plane Zeeman field. In the diluted magnetic semiconductors the Berry cur- vature is strongly momentum dependent. This separates para- metrically the clean... that early results, like that of the Lutting- er?s sign reversal prediction, cannot be used directly for new applications such as diluted magnetic semiconductors, where the Berry curvature is strongly momentum dependent. Our prediction for the Hall...
Generalized strong curvature singularities and weak cosmic censorship in cosmological space-times
W. Rudnicki; R. J. Budzynski; W. Kondracki
2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is a further development of the approach to weak cosmic censorship proposed by the authors in Ref. 5. We state and prove a modified version of that work's main result under significantly relaxed assumptions on the asymptotic structure of space--time. The result, which imposes strong constraints on the occurrence of naked singularities of the strong curvature type, is in particular applicable to physically realistic cosmological models.
Measurement of the curvature of a surface using parallel light beams
Chason, E.H.; Floro, J.A.; Seager, C.H.; Sinclair, M.B.
1999-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
Apparatus is disclosed for measuring curvature of a surface wherein a beam of collimated light is passed through a means for producing a plurality of parallel light beams each separated by a common distance which then reflect off the surface to fall upon a detector that measures the separation of the reflected beams of light. This means can be an etalon and the combination of a diffractive element and a converging lens. The curvature of the surface along the line onto which the multiple beams fall can be calculated from this information. A two-dimensional map of the curvature can be obtained by adding a second etalon (or a second combination of a diffractive element and a converging lens) which is rotated 90[degree] about the optical axis relative to the first etalon and inclined at the same angle. The second etalon creates an individual set of parallel light beams from each of the individual beams created by the first etalon with the sets of parallel light beams from the second etalon rotated 90[degree] relative to the line onto which the single set of parallel beams from the first etalon would have fallen. 5 figs.
Measurement of the curvature of a surface using parallel light beams
Chason, Eric H. (Sandia Park, NM); Floro, Jerrold A. (Edgewood, NM); Seager, Carleton H. (Albuquerque, NM); Sinclair, Michael B. (Albuquerque, NM)
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Apparatus for measuring curvature of a surface wherein a beam of collimated light is passed through means for producing a plurality of parallel light beams each separated by a common distance which then reflect off the surface to fall upon a detector that measures the separation of the reflected beams of light. This means can be an etalon and the combination of a diffractive element and a converging lens. The curvature of the surface along the line onto which the multiple beams fall can be calculated from this information. A two-dimensional map of the curvature can be obtained by adding a second etalon (or a second combination of a diffractive element and a converging lens) which is rotated 90.degree. about the optical axis relative to the first etalon and inclined at the same angle. The second etalon creates an individual set of parallel light beams from each of the individual beams created by the first etalon with the sets of parallel light beams from the second etalon rotated 90.degree. relative to the line onto which the single set of parallel beams from the first etalon would have fallen.
Stability of bicontinuous cubic phases in ternary amphiphilic systems with spontaneous curvature
U. S. Schwarz; G. Gompper
1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
We study the phase behavior of ternary amphiphilic systems in the framework of a curvature model with non-vanishing spontaneous curvature. The amphiphilic monolayers can arrange in different ways to form micellar, hexagonal, lamellar and various bicontinuous cubic phases. For the latter case we consider both single structures (one monolayer) and double structures (two monolayers). Their interfaces are modeled by the triply periodic surfaces of constant mean curvature of the families G, D, P, C(P), I-WP and F-RD. The stability of the different bicontinuous cubic phases can be explained by the way in which their universal geometrical properties conspire with the concentration constraints. For vanishing saddle-splay modulus $\\bar \\kappa$, almost every phase considered has some region of stability in the Gibbs triangle. Although bicontinuous cubic phases are suppressed by sufficiently negative values of the saddle-splay modulus $\\bar \\kappa$, we find that they can exist for considerably lower values than obtained previously. The most stable bicontinuous cubic phases with decreasing $\\bar \\kappa < 0$ are the single and double gyroid structures since they combine favorable topological properties with extreme volume fractions.
Quantum mechanics on spaces of nonconstant curvature: The oscillator problem and superintegrability
Ballesteros, Angel, E-mail: angelb@ubu.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Burgos, 09001 Burgos (Spain); Enciso, Alberto, E-mail: aenciso@fis.ucm.es [Departamento de Fisica Teorica II, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Herranz, Francisco J., E-mail: fjherranz@ubu.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Burgos, 09001 Burgos (Spain); Ragnisco, Orlando, E-mail: ragnisco@fis.uniroma3.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma Tre and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare sezione di Roma Tre, Via Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma (Italy); Riglioni, Danilo, E-mail: riglioni@fis.uniroma3.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma Tre and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare sezione di Roma Tre, Via Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma (Italy)
2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Highlights: > Quantization of Hamiltonians on spaces of nonconstant curvature is addressed. > Our approach is based on superintegrability requirements. > The procedure is applied to a nonlinear classical superintegrable oscillator. > Schroedinger, Laplace-Beltrami and PDM quantizations are worked out. > The quantum system is solved by obtaining the spectrum and the eigenfunctions. - Abstract: The full spectrum and eigenfunctions of the quantum version of a nonlinear oscillator defined on an N-dimensional space with nonconstant curvature are rigorously found. Since the underlying curved space generates a position-dependent kinetic energy, three different quantization prescriptions are worked out by imposing that the maximal superintegrability of the system has to be preserved after quantization. The relationships among these three Schroedinger problems are described in detail through appropriate similarity transformations. These three approaches are used to illustrate different features of the quantization problem on N-dimensional curved spaces or, alternatively, of position-dependent mass quantum Hamiltonians. This quantum oscillator is, to the best of our knowledge, the first example of a maximally superintegrable quantum system on an N-dimensional space with nonconstant curvature.
Kuiper, James A; Krummel, John R; Hlava, Kevin J; Moore, H Robert; Orr, Andrew B; Schlueter, Scott O; Sullivan, Robert G; Zvolanek, Emily A
2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z
As has been noted in many reports and publications, acquiring new or expanded rights-of-way for transmission is a challenging process, because numerous land use and land ownership constraints must be overcome to develop pathways suitable for energy transmission infrastructure. In the eastern U.S., more than twenty federally protected national trails (some of which are thousands of miles long, and cross many states) pose a potential obstacle to the development of new or expanded electricity transmission capacity. However, the scope of this potential problem is not well-documented, and there is no baseline information available that could allow all stakeholders to study routing scenarios that could mitigate impacts on national trails. This report, Electricity Transmission, Pipelines, and National Trails: An Analysis of Current and Potential Intersections on Federal Lands in the Eastern United States, was prepared by the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne). Argonne was tasked by DOE to analyze the “footprint” of the current network of National Historic and Scenic Trails and the electricity transmission system in the 37 eastern contiguous states, Alaska, and Hawaii; assess the extent to which national trails are affected by electrical transmission; and investigate the extent to which national trails and other sensitive land use types may be affected in the near future by planned transmission lines. Pipelines are secondary to transmission lines for analysis, but are also within the analysis scope in connection with the overall directives of Section 368 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and because of the potential for electrical transmission lines being collocated with pipelines. Based on Platts electrical transmission line data, a total of 101 existing intersections with national trails on federal land were found, and 20 proposed intersections. Transmission lines and pipelines are proposed in Alaska; however there are no locations that intersect national trails. Source data did not indicate any planned transmission lines or pipelines in Hawaii. A map atlas provides more detailed mapping of the topics investigated in this study, and the accompanying GIS database provides the baseline information for further investigating locations of interest. In many cases the locations of proposed transmission lines are not accurately mapped (or a specific route may not yet be determined), and accordingly the specific crossing locations are speculative. However since both national trails and electrical transmission lines are long linear systems, the characteristics of the crossings reported in this study are expected to be similar to both observed characteristics of the existing infrastructure provided in this report, and of the new infrastructure if these proposed projects are built. More focused study of these siting challenges is expected to mitigate some of potential impacts by choosing routes that minimize or eliminate them. The current study primarily addresses a set of screening-level characterizations that provide insights into how the National Trail System may influence the siting of energy transport facilities in the states identified under Section 368(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. As such, it initializes gathering and beginning analysis of the primary environmental and energy data, and maps the contextual relationships between an important national environmental asset and how this asset intersects with energy planning activities. Thus the current study sets the stage for more in-depth analyses and data development activities that begin to solve key transmission siting constraints. Our recommendations for future work incorporate two major areas: (1) database development and analytics and (2) modeling and scenario analysis for energy planning. These recommendations provide a path forward to address key issues originally developed under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that are now being carried forward under the President’s Climate Action Plan.
3.3 Construction of vector edge elements
2011-10-05T23:59:59.000Z
Figure 3.1: Linear tetrahedral element. 3.3 Construction of vector edge elements. Let us first consider the linear tetrahedral element, as seen in Figure 3.1. Within.
SUPERCONDUCTING TRANSITION EDGE BOLOMETER AND NOISE IN THIN FILMS
Yeh, Nan-Hsiung
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and calculated (---) NEP of transition edge bolometer.performance are described. NEP (noise-equivalent-power)electrical x Io- 15 WHz-1/2 This NEP is within The effective
Leading Edge Spinning the Web of Cell Fate
Corces, Victor G.
Leading Edge Minireview Spinning the Web of Cell Fate Kevin Van Bortle1 and Victor G. Corces1,* 1 involved in spinning the web of cell fate. Chromatin at the Nuclear Lamina The nuclear lamina is a thin
Prototype FSP Center for Plasma Edge Simulation (CPES)
coupling math · SDM: Kepler work flow and dashboard, Data management · PERI: Performance enhancement* MHD Strauss* CS/Math Keyes* Organizational Chart Participants are listed once in blue, then, multiply.5/q3 Pedestal energy Edge physics (unkn
The edge observed : island landscape for a marine biology facility
Stringer, Geraldine A
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis explores the concept of edges through observation and design. The intent of the observation/design is to understand and to illustrate possibilities for design that will enrich the experience of the built ...
Evolution of Landau levels into edge states in graphene
Li, Guohong
Two-dimensional electron systems in the presence of a magnetic field support topologically ordered states, in which the coexistence of an insulating bulk with conducting one-dimensional chiral edge states gives rise to the ...
Theory for induced convection experiments in the tokamak edge
Theory for induced convection experiments in the tokamak edge P. Helander1 , D.D. Ryutov2 , and R National Laboratory, Livermore, USA By biasing alternate divertor plates in a tokamak, one can create
ORIGINAL PAPER Asymmetrical responses of forest and ``beyond edge''
Gratton, Claudio
, which were assumed representative of the respective communities. Logistic models of indicator species the forest edge and into the grassland more than the reverse, i.e. the effect was asymmetric. From these data
Longfellow Middle School Edges Out Gildersleeve to Win 2011 Virginia...
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Edges Out Gildersleeve to Win 2011 Virginia Middle School Science Bowl 1stplaceLongfellow.jpg The team from Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, won the 2011 Virginia Regional...
TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE
Zsom, Andras
We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable ...
Characterizing the geometrical edges of nonlocal two-qubit gates
Balakrishnan, S
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nonlocal two-qubit gates are geometrically represented by tetrahedron known as Weyl chamber within which the perfect entanglers form a polyhedron. We study the entangling power and local invariants of all the edges of the Weyl chamber and polyhedron. It is found that SWAP -alpha- family of gates with constitute one edge of the Weyl chamber. Using circuit equivalence, it is shown that Controlled-NOT can be constructed from SWAP-1/2, the only perfect entangler in the above family. Further, the three edges of the polyhedron possessing the entangling power of 1/6 are also capable of constructing CNOT. It is observed that all the edges of the geometry are formed by single parametric two-qubit gates.
Steamflood production mechanism in an edge pattern Duri field, Indonesia
Yuwono, Ipung Punto
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
STEAMFLOOD PRODUCTION MECHANISM IN AN EDGE PATTERN DURI FIELD, INDONESIA A Thesis by IPUNG PUNTO YUWONO 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 1998 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering STEAMFLOOD PRODUCTION MECHANISM IN AN EDGE PATTERN DURI FIELD, INDONESIA A Thesis by IPUNG PUNTO YUWONO Submitted to Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...
Choi, Woonjung
2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
My dissertation focuses on the existence of metrics of non-positive curvature for the simplicial complexes constructed recently by Tom Brady and Daan Krammer for the braid groups and other Artin groups of ?nite type. In particular, for each...
Moisture and temperature effects on curvature of anti-symmetric cross-ply graphite/epoxy laminates
Lott, Randall Stephen
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
MOISTURE AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON CURVATURE OF ANTI-SYMMETRIC CROSS-PLY GRAPHITE/EPOXY LAMINATES A Thesis by RANDALL STEPHEN LOTT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1980 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering MOISTURE AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON CURVATURE OF ANTI-SYMMETRIC CROSS-PLY GRAPHITE/EPOXY LAMINATES A Thesis by RANDALL STEPHEN LOTT Approved as to style and content...
Carbon K-edge Spectra of Carbonate Minerals
Brandes, J.; Wirick, S; Jacobsen, C
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Carbon K-edge X-ray spectroscopy has been applied to the study of a wide range of organic samples, from polymers and coals to interstellar dust particles. Identification of carbonaceous materials within these samples is accomplished by the pattern of resonances in the 280-320 eV energy region. Carbonate minerals are often encountered in the study of natural samples, and have been identified by a distinctive resonance at 290.3 eV. Here C K-edge and Ca L-edge spectra from a range of carbonate minerals are presented. Although all carbonates exhibit a sharp 290 eV resonance, both the precise position of this resonance and the positions of other resonances vary among minerals. The relative strengths of the different carbonate resonances also vary with crystal orientation to the linearly polarized X-ray beam. Intriguingly, several carbonate minerals also exhibit a strong 288.6 eV resonance, consistent with the position of a carbonyl resonance rather than carbonate. Calcite and aragonite, although indistinguishable spectrally at the C K-edge, exhibited significantly different spectra at the Ca L-edge. The distinctive spectral fingerprints of carbonates provide an identification tool, allowing for the examination of such processes as carbon sequestration in minerals, Mn substitution in marine calcium carbonates (dolomitization) and serpentinization of basalts.
Phosphorus K-edge XANES Spectroscopy of Mineral Standards
E Ingall; J Brandes; J Diaz; M de Jonge; D Paterson; I McNulty; C Elliott; P Northrup
2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Phosphorus K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy was performed on phosphate mineral specimens including (a) twelve specimens from the apatite group covering a range of compositional variation and crystallinity; (b) six non-apatite calcium-rich phosphate minerals; (c) 15 aluminium-rich phosphate minerals; (d) ten phosphate minerals rich in either reduced iron or manganese; (e) four phosphate minerals rich in either oxidized iron or manganese; (f) eight phosphate minerals rich in either magnesium, copper, lead, zinc or rare-earth elements; and (g) four uranium phosphate minerals. The identity of all minerals examined in this study was independently confirmed using X-ray powder diffraction. Minerals were distinguished using XANES spectra with a combination of pre-edge features, edge position, peak shapes and post-edge features. Shared spectral features were observed in minerals with compositions dominated by the same specific cation. Analyses of apatite-group minerals indicate that XANES spectral patterns are not strongly affected by variations in composition and crystallinity typical of natural mineral specimens.
Core Microturbulence and Edge MHD Interplay and Stabilization by Fast Ions in Tokamak Confined Plasmas
Nano Res. 2011, 4(12): 124212471242 Chemical Versus Thermal Folding of Graphene Edges
Simons, Jack
Nano Res. 2011, 4(12): 124212471242 Chemical Versus Thermal Folding of Graphene Edges Ninghai Su dynamics (MD) simulations, we have investigated the kinetics of the graphene edge folding processV/Å (or about 120 meV per edge atom) for folding the edges of intrinsic clean single-layer graphene (SLG
Information content in $F(R)$ brane models with non-constant curvature
Correa, R A C; Dutra, A de Souza; da Rocha, Roldao; Menezes, R
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we investigate the entropic information-measure in the context of braneworlds with non-constant curvature. The braneworld entropic information is studied for gravity modified by the squared of the Ricci scalar, besides the usual Einstein-Hilbert term. We showed that the minimum value of the brane configurational entropy provides a stricter bound on the parameter that is responsible for the $F(R)$ model to differ from the Einstein-Hilbert standard one. Our results are moreover consistent to a negative bulk cosmological constant.
Iso-curvature fluctuations through axion trapping by cosmic string wakes
Biswanath Layek
2005-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
We consider wake-like density fluctuations produced by cosmic strings at the quark-hadron transition in the early universe. We show that low momentum axions which are produced through the radiation from the axionic string at an earlier stage, may get trapped inside these wakes due to delayed hadronization in these overdense regions. As the interfaces, bordering the wakes, collapse, the axions pick-up momentum from the walls and finally leave the wake regions. These axions thus can produce large scale iso-curvature fluctuations. We have calculated the detailed profile of these axionic density fluctuations and discuss its astrophysical consequences.
Compensation for large tensor modes with iso-curvature perturbations in CMB anisotropies
Masahiro Kawasaki; Shuichiro Yokoyama
2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, BICEP2 has reported the large tensor-to-scalar ratio $r=0.2^{+0.07}_{-0.05}$ from the observation of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) B-mode at degree-scales. Since tensor modes induce not only CMB B-mode but also the temperature fluctuations on large scales, to realize the consistent temperature fluctuations with the Planck result we should consider suppression of scalar perturbations on corresponding large scales. To realize such a suppression, we consider anti-correlated iso-curvature perturbations which could be realized in the simple curvaton model.
Compensation for large tensor modes with iso-curvature perturbations in CMB anisotropies
Kawasaki, Masahiro
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, BICEP2 has reported the large tensor-to-scalar ratio $r=0.2^{+0.07}_{-0.05}$ from the observation of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) B-mode at degree-scales. Since tensor modes induce not only CMB B-mode but also the temperature fluctuations on large scales, to realize the consistent temperature fluctuations with the Planck result we should consider suppression of scalar perturbations on corresponding large scales. To realize such a suppression, we consider anti-correlated iso-curvature perturbations which could be realized in the simple curvaton model.
Disorder effects in the anomalous Hall effect induced by Berry curvature RID B-5617-2009
Sinitsyn, NA; Niu, Q.; Sinova, Jairo; Nomura, K.
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Disorder effects in the anomalous Hall effect induced by Berry curvature N. A. Sinitsyn,1 Qian Niu,1 Jairo Sinova,2 and Kentaro Nomura1 1Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin Texas 78712-1081, USA 2Department of Physics..., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4242, USA #1;Received 25 February 2005; published 20 July 2005#2; We describe the charge transport in ferromagnets with spin-orbit coupled Bloch bands by combining the wave-packet evolution equations...
Curvature of the QCD critical line with 2+1 HISQ fermions
Paolo Cea; Leonardo Cosmai; Alessandro Papa
2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
We present results on the curvature of the critical line of QCD with 2+1 HISQ fermions at nonzero temperature and quark density obtained by analytic continuation from imaginary chemical potentials. Monte Carlo simulations are performed by means of the MILC code, suitably modified to include a nonzero imaginary baryon chemical potential. We set the chemical potential at the same value for the three quark species and work on the line of constant physics with a light to strange mass ratio of 1/20 as determined in Ref.~\\cite{Bazavov:2011nk}.
A survey of problems in divertor and edge plasma theory
Boozer, A. [Coll. of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Braams, B.; Weitzner, H. [New York Univ., NY (United States). Courant Inst. of Mathematical Sciences; Cohen, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hazeltine, R. [Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies; Hinton, F. [General Atomics, San Diego (United States); Houlberg, W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Oktay, E.; Sadowski, W. [USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Fusion Energy; Post, D. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.; Sigmar, D. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States); Wootton, A. [Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Center for Plasma Physics and Thermonuclear Research
1992-12-22T23:59:59.000Z
Theoretical physics problems related to divertor design are presented, organized by the region in which they occur. Some of the open questions in edge physics are presented from a theoretician`s point of view. After a cursory sketch of the fluid models of the edge plasma and their numerical realization, the following topics are taken up: time-dependent problems, non-axisymmetric effects, anomalous transport in the scrape-off layer, edge kinetic theory, sheath effects and boundary conditions in divertors, electric field effects, atomic and molecular data issues, impurity transport in the divertor region, poloidally localized power dissipation (MARFEs and dense gas targets), helium ash removal, and neutral transport. The report ends with a summary of selected problems of particular significance and a brief bibliography of survey articles and related conference proceedings.
A survey of problems in divertor and edge plasma theory
Boozer, A. (Coll. of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)); Braams, B.; Weitzner, H. (New York Univ., NY (United States). Courant Inst. of Mathematical Sciences); Cohen, R. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Hazeltine, R. (Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies); Hinton, F. (General Atomics, San Diego (United States)); Houlberg, W. (Oak
1992-12-22T23:59:59.000Z
Theoretical physics problems related to divertor design are presented, organized by the region in which they occur. Some of the open questions in edge physics are presented from a theoretician's point of view. After a cursory sketch of the fluid models of the edge plasma and their numerical realization, the following topics are taken up: time-dependent problems, non-axisymmetric effects, anomalous transport in the scrape-off layer, edge kinetic theory, sheath effects and boundary conditions in divertors, electric field effects, atomic and molecular data issues, impurity transport in the divertor region, poloidally localized power dissipation (MARFEs and dense gas targets), helium ash removal, and neutral transport. The report ends with a summary of selected problems of particular significance and a brief bibliography of survey articles and related conference proceedings.
Path Curvature Discrimination: Dependence on Gaze Direction and Optical Flow Speed
the first to record gaze behavior during curve driving on a road clearly delineated by edge-lines of the visual system, as predicted by our model. The spontaneous gazing strategies observed during driving might on a daily basis, when walking in the street or driving on a winding road. Among other sources of information
Flexible edge seal for vacuum insulating glazing units
Bettger, Kenneth J.; Stark, David H.
2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
A flexible edge seal is provided for a vacuum insulating glazing unit having a first glass pane and a second glass pane spaced-apart from the first. The edge seal comprises a seal member formed of a hermetically bondable material and having a first end, a second end and a center section disposed therebetween. The first end is hermetically bondable to a first glass pane. The second end is hermetically bondable to a second glass pane. The center section comprises a plurality of convolutes.
Predicting the Performance of Edge Seal Materials for PV (Presentation)
Kempe, M.; Panchagade, D.; Dameron, A.; Reese, M.
2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Edge seal materials were evaluated using a 100-nm film of Ca deposited on glass and laminated to another glass substrate. As moisture penetrates the package it converts the Ca metal to transparent CaOH2 giving a clear indication of the depth to which moisture has entered. Using this method, we have exposed test samples to a variety of temperature and humidity conditions ranging from 45C and 10% RH up to 85C and 85% RH, to ultraviolet radiation and to mechanical stress. We are able to show that edge seal materials are capable of keeping moisture away from sensitive cell materials for the life of a module.
Role of chemical termination in edge contact to graphene
Gao, Qun; Guo, Jing, E-mail: guoj@ufl.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)
2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Edge contacts to graphene can offer excellent contact properties. Role of different chemical terminations is examined by using ab initio density functional theory and quantum transport simulations. It is found that edge termination by group VI elements O and S offers considerably lower contact resistance compared to H and group VII element F. The results can be understood by significantly larger binding energy and shorter binding distance between the metal contact and these group VI elements, which results in considerably lower interface potential barrier and larger transmission. The qualitative conclusion applies to a variety of contact metal materials.
Curvature pressure in a cosmology with a tired-light redshift
David F. Crawford
1999-09-06T23:59:59.000Z
A hypothesis of curvature pressure is used to derive a static and stable cosmology with a tired-light redshift. The idea is that the high energy particles in the inter-galactic medium do not travel along geodesics because of the strong electrostatic forces. The result is a reaction back on the medium that is seen as an additional pressure. Combined with the explanation of the Hubble redshift as a gravitational interaction results in a static and stable cosmology. The predicted Hubble constant is 60.2 km/s/Mpc, the predicted background microwave temperature is 3 degrees and quasar luminosity functions and angular size distributions are shown to be consistent with the model. Since most observations that imply dark matter rely on redshift data it is argued that there is no dark matter. Observations of quasar absorption lines, supernovae light curves and the Butcher-Oemler effect are discussed. The curvature pressure is important for stellar structure and may explain the solar neutrino deficiency.
Journey to the edge of time: The GREAT mission
Neil J. Cornish; David N. Spergel; Charles L. Bennett
2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
We are surrounded by radiation that originated from the big bang. It has traveled to us from the farthest reaches of the Universe, carrying with it an unaltered record of the beginning of time and space. The radiation is in the form of gravitational waves - propagating ripples in the curvature of spacetime. We describe a mission to detect these Gravitational Echos Across Time (GREAT) that would open up a new window on the very early universe. By studying the gravitational echoes of the big bang we will gain insight into the fundamental structure of matter, gravity, and how the Universe formed.
How the permutation of edges of a metric graph affects the number of points moving along the edges
V. L. Chernyshev; A. A. Tolchennikov
2014-10-18T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a dynamical system on a metric graph, that corresponds to a semiclassical solution of a time-dependent Schr\\"odinger equation. We omit all details concerning mathematical physics and work with a purely discrete problem. We find a weak inequality representation for the number of points coming out of the vertex of an arbitrary tree graph. We apply this construction to an "H-junction" graph. We calculate the difference between numbers of moving points corresponding to the permutation of edges. Then we find a symmetrical difference of the number of points moving along the edges of a metric graph.
Stachowiak, Jeanne C.; Hayden, Carl C.; Negrete, Oscar A.; Davis, Ryan Wesley; Sasaki, Darryl Yoshio
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Pathogenic viruses are a primary threat to our national security and to the health and economy of our world. Effective defense strategies to combat viral infection and spread require the development of understanding of the mechanisms that these pathogens use to invade the host cell. We present in this report results of our research into viral particle recognition and fusion to cell membranes and the role that protein affinity and confinement in lipid domains plays in membrane curvature in cellular fusion and fission events. Herein, we describe 1) the assembly of the G attachment protein of Nipah virus using point mutation studies to define its role in viral particle fusion to the cell membrane, 2) how lateral pressure of membrane bound proteins induce curvature in model membrane systems, and 3) the role of membrane curvature in the selective partitioning of molecular receptors and specific affinity of associated proteins.
Edge-Localized Iterative Reconstruction for Computed Tomography
1 Edge-Localized Iterative Reconstruction for Computed Tomography Zhou Yu Student Member, IEEE) can greatly improve the quality of computed tomography (CT) images. In particular, MBR can recover at significantly reduced computational cost. Index Terms--Computed tomography, model based reconstruc- tion
Edge-Localized Iterative Reconstruction for Computed Tomography
Edge-Localized Iterative Reconstruction for Computed Tomography Zhou Yu Student Member, IEEE, Jean the quality of computed tomography (CT) images. In particular, MBR can recover fine details and small features reduced computational cost. Index Terms--Computed tomography, model based reconstruc- tion, coordinate
The brain near the edge Dante R. Chialvo
Chialvo, Dante R.
The brain near the edge Dante R. Chialvo Department of Physiology, Feinberg Medical School grain, the brain seems a relatively small dynamical system composed by a few dozen interacting areas that some of the most fundamental properties of the functioning brain are possible because
Edge stability and transport control with resonant magnetic perturbations in
Loss, Daniel
the fusion power production in toroidally symmetric magnetic confinement devices (tokamaks1,2 ) requires high-confinementARTICLES Edge stability and transport control with resonant magnetic perturbations in collisionless 87185, USA *e-mail: evans@fusion.gat.com Published online: 21 May 2006; doi:10.1038/nphys312 A critical
Fluctuations from edge defects in superconducting resonators A. Megrant,1
Martinis, John M.
Fluctuations from edge defects in superconducting resonators C. Neill,1 A. Megrant,1 R. Barends,1 August 2013) Superconducting resonators, used in astronomy and quantum computation, couple strongly to microscopic two-level defects. We monitor the microwave response of superconducting resonators and observe
FACETS: Framework Application for Core-Edge Transport Simulations
-institutional main project: Tech-X (Physics, CS/AM); LLNL (Physics, CS/AM); PPPL (Physics); ANL (CS/AM); UCSD (Physics); CSU (AM); ORNL (CS, perf); ParaTools (CS, perf) · Appended SAP: GA, ORNL · Advisory: Columbia transitions · Core is a collisionless, 1D transport system with local, only-cross-surface fluxes · Edge
On Plane Bipartite Graphs without Fixed Edges Khaled Salem*
Klavzar, Sandi
cycle. Randi [12, 13] used alternating cycles (or conjugated circuits) to estimate resonance energies face is an alternating cycle. Moreover, a polyhex fragment has no fixed edges if and only if the boundaries of its infinite face and the non-hexagonal finite faces are alternating cycles. These results
SciDAC-Center for Plasma Edge Simulation
Chang, Choong Seock
2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z
The SciDAC ProtoFSP Center for Plasma Edge Simulation (CPES) [http://www.cims.nyu.edu/cpes/] was awarded to New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in FY 2006. C.S. Chang was the institutional and national project PI. ItÃ¢Â?Â?s mission was 1) to build kinetic simulation code applicable to tokamak edge region including magnetic divertor geometry, 2) to build a computer science framework which can integrate the kinetic code with MHD/fluid codes in multiscale, 3) to conduct scientific research using the developed tools. CPES has built two such edge kinetic codes XGC0 and XGC1, which are still the only working kinetic edge plasma codes capable of including the diverted magnetic field geometry. CPES has also built the code coupling framework EFFIS (End-to-end Framework for Fusion Integrated Simulation), which incubated and used the Adios (www.olcf.ornl.gov/center-projects/adios/) and eSiMon (http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/center-projects/esimmon/) technologies, together with the Kepler technology.
Degenerate band edges in optical fiber with multiple
the forward energy fluxes S of the two media defines the coupling efficiency ¼ S2=S1. For PBG materialsDegenerate band edges in optical fiber with multiple grating: efficient coupling to slow light), School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia 2 CUDOS, School
Poster Abstract: Towards Active Measurements of Edge Network Outages
Heidemann, John
Poster Abstract: Towards Active Measurements of Edge Network Outages Lin Quan John Heidemann Yuri-to-end reachability is a fundamental service of the Internet. We study net- work outages caused by natural disasters [2,5], and political upheavals [8]. We propose a new approach to outage detection using active
SciDAC - Center for Plasma Edge Simulation - Project Summary
Parker, Scott
2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
Final Technical Report: Center for Plasma Edge Simulation (CPES) Principal Investigator: Scott Parker, University of Colorado, Boulder Description/Abstract First-principle simulations of edge pedestal micro-turbulence are performed with the global gyrokinetic turbulence code GEM for both low and high confinement tokamak plasmas. The high confinement plasmas show a larger growth rate, but nonlinearly a lower particle and heat flux. Numerical profiles are obtained from the XGC0 neoclassical code. XGC0/GEM code coupling is implemented under the EFFIS (“End-to-end Framework for Fusion Integrated Simulation”) framework. Investigations are underway to clearly identify the micro-instabilities in the edge pedestal using global and flux-tube gyrokinetic simulation with realistic experimental high confinement profiles. We use both experimental profiles and those obtained using the EFFIS XGC0/GEM coupled code framework. We find there are three types of instabilities at the edge: a low-n, high frequency electron mode, a high-n, low frequency ion mode, and possibly an ion mode like kinetic ballooning mode (KBM). Investigations are under way for the effects of the radial electric field. Finally, we have been investigating how plasmas dominated by ion-temperature gradient (ITG) driven turbulence, how cold Deuterium and Tritium ions near the edge will naturally pinch radially inward towards the core. We call this mechanism “natural fueling.” It is due to the quasi-neutral heat flux dominated nature of the turbulence and still applies when trapped and passing kinetic electron effects are included. To understand this mechanism, examine the situation where the electrons are adiabatic, and there is an ion heat flux. In such a case, lower energy particles move inward and higher energy particles move outward. If a trace amount of cold particles are added, they will move inward.
Taylor, Stuart Glynn
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
included a carbon fiber spar cap, with a fiberglass shellInner” WASP No Trailing Edge Spar Cap Low- pressure side A;0leading edge, trailing edge, spar cap, and root area of the
Zhou, X; Barta, M; Gan, W; Liu, S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Aims: We investigate the electron acceleration in convective electric fields of cascading magnetic reconnection in a flaring solar corona and show the resulting hard X-ray (HXR) radiation spectra caused by Bremsstrahlung for the coronal source. Methods: We perform test particle calculation of electron motions in the framework of a guiding center approximation. The electromagnetic fields and their derivatives along electron trajectories are obtained by linearly interpolating the results of high-resolution adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) MHD simulations of cascading magnetic reconnection. Hard X-ray (HXR) spectra are calculated using an optically thin Bremsstrahlung model. Results: Magnetic gradients and curvatures in cascading reconnection current sheet accelerate electrons: trapped in magnetic islands, precipitating to the chromosphere and ejected into the interplanetary space. The final location of an electron is determined by its initial position, pitch angle and velocity. These initial conditions also influ...
Wood, Robert
. This sensor represents the first use of liquid-embedded elastomer electronics to monitor human or robotic and robot kinematics. (a) An illustration of a human hand covered with curvature sensors at every joint and stretchable, they can conform to joint rotations and will not interfere with the mechanics of body movement
Haller, Gary L.
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS, VOL. 28, NO. 4, AUGUST 2012 761 The Smooth Curvature Model: An Efficient Representation of EulerBernoulli Flexures as Robot Joints Lael U. Odhner, Member, IEEE, and Aaron efficient models of robots that have planar elastic flexure joints. An accurate, low-dimensional model
David F. Crawford
1998-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
A hypothesis is presented that electromagnetic forces that prevent ions from following geodesics results in a curvature pressure that is very important in astrophysics. It may partly explain the solar neutrino deficiency and it may be the engine that drives astrophysical jets. However its most important consequence is that it leads to a static and stable cosmology using general relativity without a cosmological constant.
Nuclear Star Clusters in Edge-on Galaxies
Anil C. Seth; Julianne J. Dalcanton; Paul W. Hodge; Victor P. Debattista
2006-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
From observations of edge-on, late-type galaxies, we present morphological evidence that some nuclear star clusters have experienced in situ star formation. We find three nuclear clusters that, viewed from the edge-on perspective, have both a compact disk-like component and a spheroidal component. In each cluster, the disk components are closely aligned with the major axis of the host galaxy and have bluer colors than the spheroidal components. We spectroscopically verify that one of the observed multiple component clusters has multiple generations of stars. These observations lead us to suggest a formation mechanism for nuclear star clusters, in which stars episodically form in compact nuclear disks, and then lose angular momentum, eventually forming an older spheroid.
Edge Localized Image Sharpening via Reassignment with Application to Computed Tomography
Bhashyam, Srikrishna
Edge Localized Image Sharpening via Reassignment with Application to Computed Tomography Timothy computed tomography. Practical implementations limit the amount of high frequency content. Keywords: Image enhancement, edge sharpening, computed tomography, wavelets, reassignment 1. INTRODUCTION
López-Barrera, Fabiola
Forest edges created by scattered-patch clear-cutting have become a common landscape feature in tropical montane forests, including pine-oak and evergreen cloud forests. Forest-edge-pasture gradients were characterised ...
Loop formation in graphitic nanoribbon edges using furnace heating or Joule heating
Jia, Xiaoting
Here the authors report the use of either furnace heating or Joule heating to pacify the exposed graphene edges by loop formation in a novel graphitic nanoribbonmaterial, grown by chemical vapor deposition. The edge energy ...
Statistical control and experimental design for edge bead reduction in laminating process
Fan, Huangjia (Francis Huangjia)
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Edge bead formation is a well-known phenomenon typically happening in the lamination due to the physics of this process. It causes the defect of high edge observed in the carton roll after the laminated carton sheets are ...
Investigations of flow and film cooling on turbine blade edge regions
Yang, Huitao
2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z
The inlet temperature of modern gas turbine engines has been increased to achieve higher thermal efficiency and increased output. The blade edge regions, including the blade tip, the leading edge, and the platform, are exposed to the most extreme...
Waveguiding at the Edge of a Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystal
Joannopoulos, John D.
We find that electromagnetic waves can be guided at the edge of a three-dimensional photonic crystal in air. When the waveguide is defined by the intersection of two surface planes, the edge modes are associated with the ...
Simulating Ru L3-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy with Time...
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Ru L3-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy with Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory: Model Complexes and Electron Simulating Ru L3-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy with...
Ventilation efficiencies and thermal comfort results of a desk-edge-mounted task ventilation system
Faulkner, D.; Fisk, W.J.; Sullivan, D.P.; Lee, S.M.
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
EDGE-MOUNTED TASK VENTILATION SYSTEM D Faulkner, WJ Fisk, DPDESK-EDGE-MOUNTED TASK VENTILATION SYSTEM D Faulkner * , WJcomfort of a task ventilation system with an air supply
Rimmed and edge thickened stodola shaped flywheel. [Patent application
Kulkarni, S.V.; Stone, R.G.
1980-09-24T23:59:59.000Z
A flywheel is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel has a body composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel body is enclosed by a rim of circumferentially wound fiber embedded in resin. The rim promotes flywheel safety and survivability. The flywheel has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability.
Aluminium K-Edge XANES Study of Mica Preiswerkite
Wu, Z.; Marcelli, A.; Cibin, G.; Mottana, A.; Della Ventura, G.; /SLAC, SSRl
2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z
We present the Al K-edge XANES spectrum of synthetic mica with mixed fourfold coordinated and sixfold coordinated Al (preiswerkite). Experimental analysis and multiple scattering simulations of XANES spectra demonstrate that octahedral contributions may overlap the tetrahedral ones so that the lower energy structures in mixed coordination compounds may be associated to Al octahedral site. This unexpected behavior can be explained as due to a large local distortion of the Al octahedral site.
Hot compression process for making edge seals for fuel cells
Dunyak, Thomas J. (Blacksburg, VA); Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (South Greensburg, PA)
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A hot compression process for forming integral edge seals in anode and cade assemblies wherein the assemblies are made to a nominal size larger than a finished size, beads of AFLAS are applied to a band adjacent the peripheral margins on both sides of the assemblies, the assemblies are placed in a hot press and compressed for about five minutes with a force sufficient to permeate the peripheral margins with the AFLAS, cooled and cut to finished size.
Theory of nitrogen doping of carbon nanoribbons: Edge effects
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Jiang, Jie; Turnbull, Joseph; Lu, Wenchang; Boguslawski, Piotr; Bernholc, J.
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nitrogen doping of a carbon nanoribbon is profoundly affected by its one-dimensional character, symmetry, and interaction with edge states. Using state-of-the-art ab initio calculations, including hybrid exact-exchange density functional theory, we find that, for N-doped zigzag ribbons, the electronic properties are strongly dependent upon sublattice effects due to the non-equivalence of the two sublattices. For armchair ribbons, N-doping effects are different depending upon the ribbon family: for families 2 and 0, the N-induced levels are in the conduction band, while for family 1 the N levels are in the gap. In zigzag nanoribbons, nitrogen close to the edge is amore »deep center, while in armchair nanoribbons its behavior is close to an effective-mass-like donor with the ionization energy dependent on the value of the band gap. In chiral nanoribbons, we find strong dependence of the impurity level and formation energy upon the edge position of the dopant, while such site-specificity is not manifested in the magnitude of the magnetization.« less
A knife-edge array field emission cathode
Lee, B.
1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
many cathode applications require a new type of cathode that is able to produce short pulsed electron beams at high emission current. Gated field emitter arrays of micrometer size are recognized as candidates to meet this need and have become the research focus of vacuum microelectronics. Existing fabrication methods produce emitters that are limited either in frequency response or in current emission. One reason is that the structure of these emitters are not sufficiently optimized. In this study, the author investigated the factors that affect the performance of field emitters. An optimum emitter structure, the knife-edge field emitter array, was developed from the analysis. Large field enhancement factor, large effective emission area, and small emitter capacitance are the advantages of the structure. The author next explored various options of fabricating the knife-edge emitter structure. He proposed a unique thin film process procedure and developed the fabrication techniques to build the emitters on (110) silicon wafers. Data from the initial cathode tests showed very low onset voltages and Fowler-Nordheim type emission. Emission simulation based on the fabricated emitter structure indicated that the knife-edge emitter arrays have the potential to produce high performance in modulation frequency and current emission. Several fabrication issues that await further development are discussed and possible solutions are suggested.
Theory of nitrogen doping of carbon nanoribbons: Edge effects
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Jiang, Jie [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States) and Yale Univ, New Haven, CT (United States); Turnbull, Joseph [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Lu, Wenchang [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States) and Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Boguslawski, Piotr [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States) and Institute of Physics, Warsaw, and Bydgoszcz (Poland); Bernholc, J. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States) and Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
2012-01-05T23:59:59.000Z
Nitrogen doping of a carbon nanoribbon is profoundly affected by its one-dimensional character, symmetry, and interaction with edge states. Using state-of-the-art ab initio calculations, including hybrid exact-exchange density functional theory, we find that, for N-doped zigzag ribbons, the electronic properties are strongly dependent upon sublattice effects due to the non-equivalence of the two sublattices. For armchair ribbons, N-doping effects are different depending upon the ribbon family: for families 2 and 0, the N-induced levels are in the conduction band, while for family 1 the N levels are in the gap. In zigzag nanoribbons, nitrogen close to the edge is a deep center, while in armchair nanoribbons its behavior is close to an effective-mass-like donor with the ionization energy dependent on the value of the band gap. In chiral nanoribbons, we find strong dependence of the impurity level and formation energy upon the edge position of the dopant, while such site-specificity is not manifested in the magnitude of the magnetization.
The Cutting Edge of Fun: Making Work Play at the New American School
Sims, Christopher Otter
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
cutting edge,” fun, “digital” school – an image that registered with his parents – and the more structural factors
Characterization and Modification of Edge-Driven Instabilities in the DIII-D Tokamak
Ferron, J.R.; Lao, L.L.; Osborne, T.H.; Strait, E.J.; Turnbull, A.D.; Miller, R.L.; Taylor, T.S.; Doyle, E.J.; Rice, B.W.; Zhang, C.; Chen, L.; Baylor, L.R.; Murakami, M.; Wade, M.R.
1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The character of edge localized modes (ELMs) and the height of the edge pressure pedestal in DIII-D tokamak H-mode discharges have been modified by varying the discharge shape (triangularity and squareness) and the safety factor, increasing the edge radiation, and injecting deuterium pellets. Changes in the ELM frequency and amplitude, and the magnitude of the edge pressure gradient, and changes in the calculated extent of the region of access to the ballooning mode second stability regime are observed.
The smallest k-regular h-edge-connected graphs without , Douglas B. West
West, Douglas B.
-regular graph with no cut-edge has a 1-factor. This has many generalizations. Showing that every kThe smallest k-regular h-edge-connected graphs without 1-factors John Ganci , Douglas B. West March-regular (k - 1)-edge-connected graph of even order has a 1-factor is a standard elementary exercise (#3
Relaxation of potential, flows, and density in the edge plasma of CASTOR tokamak
Boyer, Edmond
Relaxation of potential, flows, and density in the edge plasma of CASTOR tokamak M. Hron1 , V on the CASTOR tokamak. A biased electrode has been used to polarize the edge plasma. The edge plasma potential time in the range of 10 - 30 µs when the electrode biasing is turn off in the CASTOR tokamak
Linear calculations of edge current driven kink modes with BOUT++ code
Li, G. Q., E-mail: ligq@ipp.ac.cn; Xia, T. Y. [Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, Hefei, Anhui 230031 (China); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Xu, X. Q. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Snyder, P. B.; Turnbull, A. D. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92186 (United States); Ma, C. H.; Xi, P. W. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); FSC, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
This work extends previous BOUT++ work to systematically study the impact of edge current density on edge localized modes, and to benchmark with the GATO and ELITE codes. Using the CORSICA code, a set of equilibria was generated with different edge current densities by keeping total current and pressure profile fixed. Based on these equilibria, the effects of the edge current density on the MHD instabilities were studied with the 3-field BOUT++ code. For the linear calculations, with increasing edge current density, the dominant modes are changed from intermediate-n and high-n ballooning modes to low-n kink modes, and the linear growth rate becomes smaller. The edge current provides stabilizing effects on ballooning modes due to the increase of local shear at the outer mid-plane with the edge current. For edge kink modes, however, the edge current does not always provide a destabilizing effect; with increasing edge current, the linear growth rate first increases, and then decreases. In benchmark calculations for BOUT++ against the linear results with the GATO and ELITE codes, the vacuum model has important effects on the edge kink mode calculations. By setting a realistic density profile and Spitzer resistivity profile in the vacuum region, the resistivity was found to have a destabilizing effect on both the kink mode and on the ballooning mode. With diamagnetic effects included, the intermediate-n and high-n ballooning modes can be totally stabilized for finite edge current density.
Gorini, Daniel
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The core of this investigation is based on the design of built form at the public urban river edge. It proposes the transformation of a portion of public park edge into public built edge. The Esplanade embankment at the ...
Tsutsui, Shigeyoshi
to PMBGAsPMBGAs inin permutationpermutation domainsdomains Edge Histogram Sampling Algorithm (EHBSA another approach toWe propose another approach to PMBGAsPMBGAs inin permutationpermutation domainsdomains
Kelley, Edward Madison
1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A SURVEY OF IDEAL FLUID PRO~ THEORIES AND A STUIE OP THE EFFECTS OF AERODYNAMIC PRO~ LOADING ON TRAILING VORTEX INDUCED VELOCITY AND THRUST A Thesis EDWARD MADISON ~ Suhmitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in Partial... VELOCITY AND THRUST A Thesis by EDWARD MADISON HELLEY Approsed as to sty1e and content 'by: Head of epartment i%. mbe August 1969 111 ABSTRACT A Survey of Ideal Fluid Propeller Theories and a Study of the Ei'fects of Aerodynamic Propeller...
Karasic, Thomas B.; Hei, Tom K. [Center for Radiological Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032 (United States)] [Center for Radiological Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032 (United States); Ivanov, Vladimir N., E-mail: vni3@columbia.edu [Center for Radiological Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032 (United States)
2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
Resistance of cancer cells to apoptosis is dependent on a balance of multiple genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, which up-regulate efficacy of the surviving growth factor-receptor signaling pathways and suppress death-receptor signaling pathways. The Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Receptor (IGF-1R) signaling pathway is highly active in metastatic melanoma cells by mediating downstream activation of PI3K-AKT and MAPK pathways and controlling general cell survival and proliferation. In the present study, we used human melanoma lines with established genotypes that represented different phases of cancer development: radial-growth-phase WM35, vertical-growth-phase WM793, metastatic LU1205 and WM9 [1]. All these lines have normal NRAS. WM35, WM793, LU1205 and WM9 cells have mutated BRAF (V600E). WM35 and WM9 cells express normal PTEN, while in WM793 cells PTEN expression is down-regulated; finally, in LU1205 cells PTEN is inactivated by mutation. Cyclolignan picropodophyllin (PPP), a specific inhibitor of IGF-1R kinase activity, strongly down-regulated the basal levels of AKT activity in WM9 and in WM793 cells, modestly does so in LU1205, but has no effect on AKT activity in the early stage WM35 cells that are deficient in IGF-1R. In addition, PPP partially down-regulated the basal levels of active ERK1/2 in all lines used, highlighting the role of an alternative, non-BRAF pathway in MAPK activation. The final result of PPP treatment was an induction of apoptosis in WM793, WM9 and LU1205 melanoma cells. On the other hand, dose-dependent inhibition of IGF-1R kinase activity by PPP at a relatively narrow dose range (near 500 nM) has different effects on melanoma cells versus normal cells, inducing apoptosis in cancer cells and G2/M arrest of fibroblasts. To further enhance the pro-apoptotic effects of PPP on melanoma cells, we used a combined treatment of TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) and PPP. This combination substantially increased death by apoptosis for WM793 and WM9 cells, but did so only modestly for LU1205 cells with very high basal activity of AKT. The ultimate goal of this direction of research is the discovery of a new treatment method for highly resistant human metastatic melanomas. Our findings provide the rationale for further preclinical evaluation of this novel treatment.
Strong transmission and reflection of edge modes in bounded photonic graphene
Ablowitz, Mark J
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The propagation of linear and nonlinear edge modes in bounded photonic honeycomb lattices formed by an array of rapidly varying helical waveguides is studied. These edge modes are found to exhibit strong transmission (reflection) around sharp corners when the dispersion relation is topologically nontrivial (trivial), and can also remain stationary. An asymptotic theory is developed that establishes the presence (absence) of edge states on all four sides, including in particular armchair edge states, in the topologically nontrivial (trivial) case. In the presence of topological protection, nonlinear edge solitons can persist over very long distances.
Observation of chiral edge states with neutral fermions in synthetic Hall ribbons
Mancini, M; Cappellini, G; Livi, L; Rider, M; Catani, J; Sias, C; Zoller, P; Inguscio, M; Dalmonte, M; Fallani, L
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Chiral edge states are a hallmark of quantum Hall physics. In electronic systems, they appear as a macroscopic consequence of the cyclotron orbits induced by a magnetic field, which are naturally truncated at the physical boundary of the sample. Here we report on the experimental realization of chiral edge states in a ribbon geometry with an ultracold gas of neutral fermions subjected to an artificial gauge field. By imaging individual sites along a synthetic dimension, we detect the existence of the edge states, investigate the onset of chirality as a function of the bulk-edge coupling, and observe the edge-cyclotron orbits induced during a quench dynamics. The realization of fermionic chiral edge states is a fundamental achievement, which opens the door towards experiments including edge state interferometry and the study of non-Abelian anyons in atomic systems.
Edge coating apparatus with movable roller applicator for solar cell substrates
Pavani, Luca; Abas, Emmanuel
2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z
A non-contact edge coating apparatus includes an applicator for applying a coating material on an edge of a solar cell substrate and a control system configured to drive the applicator. The control system may drive the applicator along an axis to maintain a distance with an edge of the substrate as the substrate is rotated to have the edge coated with a coating material. The applicator may include a recessed portion into which the edge of the substrate is received for edge coating. For example, the applicator may be a roller with a groove. Coating material may be introduced into the groove for application onto the edge of the substrate. A variety of coating materials may be employed with the apparatus including hot melt ink and UV curable plating resist.
Observation of chiral edge states with neutral fermions in synthetic Hall ribbons
M. Mancini; G. Pagano; G. Cappellini; L. Livi; M. Rider; J. Catani; C. Sias; P. Zoller; M. Inguscio; M. Dalmonte; L. Fallani
2015-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
Chiral edge states are a hallmark of quantum Hall physics. In electronic systems, they appear as a macroscopic consequence of the cyclotron orbits induced by a magnetic field, which are naturally truncated at the physical boundary of the sample. Here we report on the experimental realization of chiral edge states in a ribbon geometry with an ultracold gas of neutral fermions subjected to an artificial gauge field. By imaging individual sites along a synthetic dimension, we detect the existence of the edge states, investigate the onset of chirality as a function of the bulk-edge coupling, and observe the edge-cyclotron orbits induced during a quench dynamics. The realization of fermionic chiral edge states is a fundamental achievement, which opens the door towards experiments including edge state interferometry and the study of non-Abelian anyons in atomic systems.
Spinning particles in vacuum space-times of different curvature types -- I
Semerák, O
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the motion of spinning test particles with non-zero rest mass in the "pole-dipole" approximation, as described by the Mathisson--Papapetrou--Dixon (MPD) equations, and examine its properties in dependence on the spin supplementary condition added to close the system and on algebraic type of curvature. The MPD equation of motion is first decomposed in the orthonormal tetrad whose time-like vector is given by the four-velocity $V^\\mu$ fixing the spin condition (the "reference observer") and the first spatial vector by the corresponding spin $s^\\mu$; such MPD-equation projections do not contain the Weyl scalars $\\Psi_0$ and $\\Psi_4$ obtained in the related Newman--Penrose null tetrad. One natural option how to choose the remaining two spatial basis vectors, is shown to follow "intrinsically" whenever the reference observer $V^\\mu$ has been chosen; it is realizable if the particle's four-velocity and four-momentum are not parallel. In order to discuss the problem in dependence on space-time Petrov typ...
Giuseppe Congedo
2015-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
The measurement of frequency shifts for light beams exchanged between two test masses nearly in free fall is at the heart of gravitational wave detection. It is envisaged that the derivative of the frequency shift is in fact limited by differential forces acting on those test masses. We calculate the derivative of the frequency shift with a fully covariant, gauge-independent and coordinate-free method. This method is general and does not require a congruence of nearby beams' null geodesics as done in previous work. We show that the derivative of the parallel transport is the only means by which gravitational effects shows up in the frequency shift. This contribution is given as an integral of the Riemann tensor --the only physical observable of curvature-- along the beam's geodesic. The remaining contributions are: the difference of velocities, the difference of non-gravitational forces, and finally fictitious forces, either locally at the test masses or non-locally integrated along the beam's geodesic. As an application relevant to gravitational wave detection, we work out the frequency shift in the local Lorentz frame of nearby geodesics.
RNA regulatory networks diversified through curvature of the PUF protein scaffold
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Wilinski, Daniel; Qiu, Chen; Lapointe, Christopher P.; Nevil, Markus; Campbell, Zachary T.; Tanaka Hall, Traci M.; Wickens, Marvin
2015-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
Proteins bind and control mRNAs, directing their localization, translation and stability. Members of the PUF family of RNA-binding proteins control multiple mRNAs in a single cell, and play key roles in development, stem cell maintenance and memory formation. Here we identified the mRNA targets of a S. cerevisiae PUF protein, Puf5p, by ultraviolet-crosslinking-affinity purification and high-throughput sequencing (HITS-CLIP). The binding sites recognized by Puf5p are diverse, with variable spacer lengths between two specific sequences. Each length of site correlates with a distinct biological function. Crystal structures of Puf5p–RNA complexes reveal that the protein scaffold presents an exceptionally flat and extendedmore »interaction surface relative to other PUF proteins. In complexes with RNAs of different lengths, the protein is unchanged. A single PUF protein repeat is sufficient to induce broadening of specificity. Changes in protein architecture, such as alterations in curvature, may lead to evolution of mRNA regulatory networks.« less
Curvature-induced cross-hatched order in two-dimensional semiflexible polymer networks
Cyril Vrusch; Cornelis Storm
2015-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
A recurring motif in the organization of biological tissues are networks of long, fibrillar protein strands effectively confined to cylindrical surfaces. Often, the fibers in such curved, quasi-2D geometries adopt a characteristic order: the fibers wrap around the central axis at an angle which varies with radius and, in several cases, is strongly bimodally distributed. In this Letter, we investigate the general problem of a 2D crosslinked network of semiflexible fibers confined to a cylindrical substrate, and demonstrate that in such systems the trade-off between bending and stretching energies, very generically, gives rise to cross-hatched order. We discuss its general dependency on the radius of the confining cylinder, and present an intuitive model that illustrates the basic physical principle of curvature-induced order. Our findings shed new light on the potential origin of some curiously universal fiber orientational distributions in tissue biology, and suggests novel ways in which synthetic polymeric soft materials may be instructed or programmed to exhibit preselected macromolecular ordering.
Edge Radial Electric Field on Alcator C-Mod
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Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics
Ray Conley
2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z
Ever imagined that an Xbox controller could help open a window into a world spanning just one billionth of a meter? Brookhaven Lab's Ray Conley grows cutting-edge optics called multilayer Laue lenses (MLL) one atomic layer at a time to focus high-energy x-rays to within a single nanometer. To achieve this focusing feat, Ray uses a massive, custom-built atomic deposition device, an array of computers, and a trusty Xbox controller. These lenses will be deployed at the Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II, due to begin shining super-bright light on pressing scientific puzzles in 2015
Scaling laws governing the roughness of the swash edge line
Ed. Bormashenko; A. Musin; R. Grynuov
2014-02-23T23:59:59.000Z
The physics of swash i.e. a layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken is complicated and intriguing. It includes perplexed hydrodynamic and sediment transport events. In our paper we address to the roughness of the moving swash boundary at which a beach, water and air meet. We treat the behavior of this boundary as an interfacial phenomenon, without going into details of formation of edge waves and beach cusps, covered broadly in literature. This "crude" approach turns out to be productive and revealing the resemblance of the swash line with a broad diversity of effects arising from the random pinning of moving boundaries.
Scaling laws governing the roughness of the swash edge line
Bormashenko, Ed; Grynuov, R
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The physics of swash i.e. a layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken is complicated and intriguing. It includes perplexed hydrodynamic and sediment transport events. In our paper we address to the roughness of the moving swash boundary at which a beach, water and air meet. We treat the behavior of this boundary as an interfacial phenomenon, without going into details of formation of edge waves and beach cusps, covered broadly in literature. This "crude" approach turns out to be productive and revealing the resemblance of the swash line with a broad diversity of effects arising from the random pinning of moving boundaries.
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Reducing disorder in graphene nanoribbons by chemical edge modification
Dauber, J.; Terrés, B.; Volk, C.; Stampfer, C. [JARA-FIT and II. Institute of Physics, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-8/9), Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich (Germany); Trellenkamp, S. [Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-8/9), Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich (Germany)
2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
We present electronic transport measurements on etched graphene nanoribbons on silicon dioxide before and after a short hydrofluoric acid (HF) treatment. We report on changes in the transport properties, in particular, in terms of a decreasing transport gap and a reduced doping level after HF dipping. Interestingly, the effective energy gap is nearly unaffected by the HF treatment. Additional measurements on a graphene nanoribbon with lateral graphene gates support strong indications that the HF significantly modifies the edges of the investigated nanoribbons leading to a significantly reduced disorder potential in these graphene nanostructures.
Nakamura, Masanori [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Garofalo, David; Meier, David L., E-mail: nakamura@stsci.ed, E-mail: david.a.garofalo@jpl.nasa.go, E-mail: david.l.meier@jpl.nasa.go [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)
2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is the first in a series of papers that introduces a new paradigm for understanding the jet in M87: a collimated relativistic flow in which strong magnetic fields play a dominant dynamical role. Here, we focus on the flow downstream of HST-1-an essentially stationary flaring feature that ejects trails of superluminal components. We propose that these components are quad relativistic magnetohydrodynamic shock fronts (forward/reverse fast and slow modes) in a narrow jet with a helically twisted magnetic structure. And we demonstrate the properties of such shocks with simple one-dimensional numerical simulations. Quasi-periodic ejections of similar component trails may be responsible for the M87 jet substructures observed further downstream on 10{sup 2}-10{sup 3} pc scales. This new paradigm requires the assimilation of some new concepts into the astrophysical jet community, particularly the behavior of slow/fast-mode waves/shocks and of current-driven helical kink instabilities. However, the prospects of these ideas applying to a large number of other jet systems may make this worth the effort.
Krishan Rajaratnam; Raymond G. McLenaghan
2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
We study concircular tensors in spaces of constant curvature and then apply the results obtained to the problem of the orthogonal separation of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation on these spaces. Any coordinates which separate the geodesic Hamilton-Jacobi equation are called separable. Specifically for spaces of constant curvature, we obtain canonical forms of concircular tensors modulo the action of the isometry group, we obtain the separable coordinates induced by irreducible concircular tensors, and we obtain warped products adapted to reducible concircular tensors. Using these results, we show how to enumerate the isometrically inequivalent orthogonal separable coordinates, construct the transformation from separable to Cartesian coordinates, and execute the Benenti-Eisenhart-Kalnins-Miller (BEKM) separation algorithm for separating natural Hamilton-Jacobi equations.
Long Du; Yong-Long Wang; Guang-Zhen Kang; Xiao-Jun Liu; Hong-Shi Zong
2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z
We derive the curvature induced quantum-mechanical potential of a neutral spinless particle constrained to move on a surface of revolution. Using the thin-layer quantization scheme, we decompose the tangent component of the Schr\\"odinger equation from the transverse component. The tangent Schr\\"odinger equation is separated into angular and axial direction in cylindrical coordinate. The exactly solvable model with the shape of truncated cone is investigated and its geometrical induced states are given analytically. With hard wall boundary condition, we find that energy levels and energy differences decrease monotonically with raising the height and generatrix slope of the geometry. Moreover, particles possessing higher kinetic energy tends to occupy the place with greater curvature. These results do good favor to concerned nano-structure experiment.
Freezing of parallel hard cubes with rounded edges
Matthieu Marechal; Urs Zimmermann; Hartmut Löwen
2012-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
The freezing transition in a classical three-dimensional system of parallel hard cubes with rounded edges is studied by computer simulation and fundamental-measure density functional theory. By switching the rounding parameter s from zero to one, one can smoothly interpolate between cubes with sharp edges and hard spheres. The equilibrium phase diagram of rounded parallel hard cubes is computed as a function of their volume fraction and the rounding parameter s. The second order freezing transition known for oriented cubes at s = 0 is found to be persistent up to s = 0.65. The fluid freezes into a simple-cubic crystal which exhibits a large vacancy concentration. Upon a further increase of s, the continuous freezing is replaced by a first-order transition into either a sheared simple cubic lattice or a deformed face-centered cubic lattice with two possible unit cells: body-centered orthorhombic or base-centered monoclinic. In principle, a system of parallel cubes could be realized in experiments on colloids using advanced synthesis techniques and a combination of external fields.
Framework Application for Core Edge Transport Simulation (FACETS)
Krasheninnikov, Sergei; Pigarov, Alexander
2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The FACETS (Framework Application for Core-Edge Transport Simulations) project of Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Program was aimed at providing a high-fidelity whole-tokamak modeling for the U.S. magnetic fusion energy program and ITER through coupling separate components for each of the core region, edge region, and wall, with realistic plasma particles and power sources and turbulent transport simulation. The project also aimed at developing advanced numerical algorithms, efficient implicit coupling methods, and software tools utilizing the leadership class computing facilities under Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR). The FACETS project was conducted by a multi-discipline, multi-institutional teams, the Lead PI was J.R. Cary (Tech-X Corp.). In the FACETS project, the Applied Plasma Theory Group at the MAE Department of UCSD developed the Wall and Plasma-Surface Interaction (WALLPSI) module, performed its validation against experimental data, and integrated it into the developed framework. WALLPSI is a one-dimensional, coarse grained, reaction/advection/diffusion code applied to each material boundary cell in the common modeling domain for a tokamak. It incorporates an advanced model for plasma particle transport and retention in the solid matter of plasma facing components, simulation of plasma heat power load handling, calculation of erosion/deposition, and simulation of synergistic effects in strong plasma-wall coupling.
Sujan Sengupta
1998-01-29T23:59:59.000Z
The ohmic decay of magnetic fields confined within the crust of neutron stars is considered by incorporating both the effect of neutron star cooling and the effect of space-time curvature produced by the intense gravitational field of the star. For this purpose a stationary and static gravitational field has been considered with the standard as well as the accelerated cooling models of neutron stars. It is shown that general relativistic effect reduces the magnetic field decay rate substantially. At the late stage of evolution when the field decay is mainly determined by the impurity-electron scattering, the effect of space-time curvature suppresses the role of the impurity content significantly and reduces the decay rate by more than an order of magnitude. Even with a high impurity content the decay rate is too low to be of observational interest if the accelerated cooling model along with the effect of space-time curvature is taken into account. It is, therefore, pointed out that if a decrease in the magnetic field strength by more than two orders of magnitude from its initial value is detected by observation then the existence of quark in the core of the neutron star would possibly be ruled out.
Using the Comoving Maximum of the Galaxy Power Spectrum to Measure Cosmological Curvature
Tom Broadhurst; Andrew H. Jaffe
1999-04-26T23:59:59.000Z
The large-scale maximum at k~0.05 identified in the power-spectrum of galaxy fluctuations provides a co-moving scale for measuring cosmological curvature. In shallow 3D surveys the peak is broad, but appears to be well resolved in 1D, at ~130 Mpc (k=0.048), comprising evenly spaced peaks and troughs. Surprisingly similar behaviour is evident at z=3 in the distribution of Lyman-break galaxies, for which we find a 5 sigma excess of pairs separated by Delta z=0.22pm0.02, equivalent to 85Mpc for Omega=1, increasing to 170 Mpc for Omega=0, with a number density contrast of 30% averaged over 5 independent fields. The combination, 3.2\\Omega_m -\\Omega_{\\Lambda}=0.7, matches the local scale of 130 Mpc, i.e. Omega=0.2\\pm0.1 or Omega_{m}=0.4\\pm0.1 for the matter-dominated and flat models respectively, with an uncertainty given by the width of the excess correlation. The consistency here of the flat model with SNIa based claims is encouraging, but overshadowed by the high degree of coherence observed in 1D compared with conventional Gaussian models of structure formation. The appearance of this scale at high redshift and its local prominence in the distribution of Abell clusters lends support to claims that the high-z `spikes' represent young clusters. Finally we show that a spike in the primordial power spectrum of delta\\rho/\\rho=0.3 at k=0.05 has little effect on the CMB, except to exaggerate the first Doppler peak in flat matter-dominated models, consistent with recent observations. \\\\effect on the CMB, except to exaggerate the first Doppler peak in flat matter-dominated models, consistent with recent observations.
Spinning particles in vacuum space-times of different curvature types -- I
O. Semerák; M. Šrámek
2015-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the motion of spinning test particles with non-zero rest mass in the "pole-dipole" approximation, as described by the Mathisson--Papapetrou--Dixon (MPD) equations, and examine its properties in dependence on the spin supplementary condition added to close the system and on algebraic type of curvature. The MPD equation of motion is first decomposed in the orthonormal tetrad whose time-like vector is given by the four-velocity $V^\\mu$ fixing the spin condition (the "reference observer") and the first spatial vector by the corresponding spin $s^\\mu$; such MPD-equation projections do not contain the Weyl scalars $\\Psi_0$ and $\\Psi_4$ obtained in the related Newman--Penrose null tetrad. One natural option how to choose the remaining two spatial basis vectors, is shown to follow "intrinsically" whenever the reference observer $V^\\mu$ has been chosen; it is realizable if the particle's four-velocity and four-momentum are not parallel. In order to discuss the problem in dependence on space-time Petrov type, it is natural to align the real vectors of the Newman--Penrose tetrad with the Weyl-tensor principal null directions (and thus to set $V^\\mu$ and $s^\\mu$ accordingly). In space-times of any algebraic type but III, it is moreover possible to rotate the tetrad so as to become "transverse", namely so that $\\Psi_1$ and $\\Psi_3$ vanish; the spinning-particle motion is then fully determined by $\\Psi_2$ and the cosmological constant. Besides focusing on specific Petrov types, we derive several sets of useful relations valid generally and check whether/how the exercise simplifies for some particular types of motion. The option of having four-velocity parallel to four-momentum is treated in some detail and a natural resolution of non-uniqueness of the corresponding reference observer $V^\\mu$ is suggested.
Pappu, Kameswara Rao
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
stresses. The theory also describes the straight wake as a special case, for which the radius of curvature approaches infinity. To show general validity of theory, it has been compared with experimental measurements available from Turbomachinery...
Pardivala, Darayus Noshir
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
ESTABLISHMENT OF A RESEARCH FACILITY FOR INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF UNSTEADY INLET FLOW) PRESSURE GRADIENT AND CURVATURE ON BOUNDARY LAYER DEVELOPMENT) %'AKE DEVELOPMENT AND HEAT TRANSFER A Thesis by DARAYUS NOSHIR PARDIVALA Submitted... THE EFFECTS OF UNSTEADY INLET FLOW, PRESSURE GRADIENT AND CURVATURE ON BOUNDARY LAYER DEVELOPMENT, WAKE DEVELOPMENT AND HEAT TRANSFER A Thesis by DARAYUS NOSHIR PARDIVALA Approved as to style and content by: Taher Schobeiri (Chair of Committee) Gerald...
Curvature-induced D-band Raman scattering in folded graphene This article has been downloaded from.1088/0953-8984/22/33/334205 Curvature-induced D-band Raman scattering in folded graphene* Awnish K Gupta1 , Cristiano Nisoli2 , Paul E Micro-Raman scattering from folds in single-layer graphene sheets finds a D-band at the fold for both
Simultaneous laser cutting and welding of metal foil to edge of a plate
Pernicka, John C. (Fort Collins, CO); Benson, David K. (Golden, CO); Tracy, C. Edwin (Golden, CO)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method of welding an ultra-thin foil to the edge of a thicker sheet to form a vacuum insulation panel comprising the steps of providing an ultra-thin foil having a thickness less than 0.002, providing a top plate having an edge and a bottom plate having an edge, clamping the foil to the edge of the plate wherein the clamps act as heat sinks to distribute heat through the foil, providing a laser, moving the laser relative to the foil and the plate edges to form overlapping weld beads to weld the foil to the plate edges while simultaneously cutting the foil along the weld line formed by the overlapping beads.
Effect of Deuterium Gas Puff On The Edge Plasma In NSTX
Zweben, S. J.
2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z
This paper describes a detailed examination of the effects of a relatively small pulsed deuterium gas puff on the edge plasma and edge turbulence in NSTX. This gas puff caused little or no change in the line-averaged plasma density or total stored energy, or in the edge density and electron temperature up to the time of the peak of the gas puff. The radial profile of the D? light emission and the edge turbulence within this gas puff did not vary significantly over its rise and fall, implying that these gas puffs did not significantly perturb the local edge plasma or edge turbulence. These measurements are compared with modeling by DEGAS 2, UEDGE, and with simplified estimates for the expected effects of this gas puff.
Simultaneous laser cutting and welding of metal foil to edge of a plate
Pernicka, J.C.; Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.
1996-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
A method is described for welding an ultra-thin foil to the edge of a thicker sheet to form a vacuum insulation panel comprising the steps of providing an ultra-thin foil having a thickness less than 0.002, providing a top plate having an edge and a bottom plate having an edge, clamping the foil to the edge of the plate wherein the clamps act as heat sinks to distribute heat through the foil, providing a laser, moving the laser relative to the foil and the plate edges to form overlapping weld beads to weld the foil to the plate edges while simultaneously cutting the foil along the weld line formed by the overlapping beads. 7 figs.
Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser
Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)
2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges using a substantially high index bonding elastomer or epoxy to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.
Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser
Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)
2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and/or parasitic oscillation modes in a laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing material arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE, parasitic oscillation modes and/or residual pump energy can be effectively suppressed.
Geometric entropy and edge modes of the electromagnetic field
William Donnelly; Aron C. Wall
2015-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
We calculate the vacuum entanglement entropy of Maxwell theory in a class of curved spacetimes by Kaluza-Klein reduction of the theory onto a two-dimensional base manifold. Using two-dimensional duality, we express the geometric entropy of the electromagnetic field as the entropy of a tower of scalar fields, constant electric and magnetic fluxes, and a contact term, whose leading order divergence was discovered by Kabat. The complete contact term takes the form of one negative scalar degree of freedom confined to the entangling surface. We show that the geometric entropy agrees with a statistical definition of entanglement entropy that includes edge modes: classical solutions determined by their boundary values on the entangling surface. This resolves a longstanding puzzle about the statistical interpretation of the contact term in the entanglement entropy. We discuss the implications of this negative term for black hole thermodynamics and the renormalization of Newton's constant.
Conductance matrix of multiterminal semiconductor devices with edge channels
Danilovskii, E. Yu., E-mail: danilovskii@mail.ioffe.ru; Bagraev, N. T. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
A method for determining the conductance matrix of multiterminal semiconductor structures with edge channels is proposed. The method is based on the solution of a system of linear algebraic equations based on Kirchhoff equations, made up of potential differences U{sub ij} measured at stabilized currents I{sub kl}, where i, j, k, l are terminal numbers. The matrix obtained by solving the system of equations completely describes the structure under study, reflecting its configuration and homogeneity. This method can find wide application when using the known Landauer-Buttiker formalism to analyze carrier transport in the quantum Hall effect and quantum spin Hall effect modes. Within the proposed method, the contribution of the contact area resistances R{sub c} to the formation of conductance matrix elements is taken into account. The possibilities of practical application of the results obtained in developing analog cryptographic devices are considered.
Center for Plasma Edge Simulation (CPES): Final Technical Report
Cummings, Julian C.
2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
The Center for Plasma Edge Simulation (CPES) project was a multi-institutional research effort funded jointly by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (OASCR) and the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) within the Department of EnergyÃ?Â¢Ã?Â?Ã?Â?s Office of Science. The effort was led by our Principal Investigator, CS Chang, at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences at New York University. The Center included participants from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Lehigh University, Rutgers University, University of Colorado, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Davis, University of California at Irvine, North Carolina State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. This report concerns the work performed by Dr. Julian C. Cummings, who was the institutional Principal Investigator for the CPES project at Caltech.
Magnetic edge states in Aharonov-Bohm graphene quantum rings
Farghadan, R., E-mail: rfarghadan@kashanu.ac.ir; Heidari Semiromi, E. [Department of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saffarzadeh, A. [Department of Physics, Payame Noor University, P.O. Box 19395-3697 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada)
2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z
The effect of electron-electron interaction on the electronic structure of Aharonov-Bohm (AB) graphene quantum rings (GQRs) is explored theoretically using the single-band tight-binding Hamiltonian and the mean-field Hubbard model. The electronic states and magnetic properties of hexagonal, triangular, and circular GQRs with different sizes and zigzag edge terminations are studied. The results show that, although the AB oscillations in the all types of nanoring are affected by the interaction, the spin splitting in the AB oscillations strongly depends on the geometry and the size of graphene nanorings. We found that the total spin of hexagonal and circular rings is zero and therefore, no spin splitting can be observed in the AB oscillations. However, the non-zero magnetization of the triangular rings breaks the degeneracy between spin-up and spin-down electrons, which produces spin-polarized AB oscillations.
Risk of damaging the wires by edges of laser drilled holes in the end plugs
Staude, A; Trefzger, T M
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
No sign of damage to the wire by edges of the laser drilled hole has been seen, based on a sample of four end plugs.
TCAT to Receive Ithaca's First 'Cutting-Edge' Fuel Cell Bus ...
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Archived News Stories Latest News TCAT to Receive Ithaca's First 'Cutting-Edge' Fuel Cell Bus 2 Cornellians receive Distinguished Scholar Award Versatile polymer film...
Ventilation efficiencies of a desk-edge-mounted task ventilation system
Faulkner, David; Fisk, William J.; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Lee, Seung Min
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
DESK-EDGE-MOUNTED TASK VENTILATION SYSTEM D Faulkner * , WJthe effectiveness of a task ventilation system with an airthe desk. The task ventilation system provided outside air,
Turgeon, C.M.
1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The need to reduce our states dependence on land fills resulted in a unique cooperative venture by three state agencies. A partnership was forged between the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) to investigate the use of recycled tire rubber and processed asphalt shingle scrap. The result is a two mile section of the Willard Munger Recreational Trail in St. Paul constructed with asphalt paving mixtures which contain varying percentages of recycled tire rubber and shingle scrap. Conventional mixing and paving equipment was utilized for construction. The application appears to be a viable alternative to landfilling these materials. However, costs for the mixtures containing rubber increased from 35% to 50% over the cost of the conventional mixture. Since the use of shingle scrap was negotiated by the private companies involved, no comparable cost data is available.
Boedo, J. A., E-mail: jboedo@ucsd.edu; Rudakov, D. L. [University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Myra, J. R.; D'Ippolito, D. A. [Lodestar Research Corp, 2400 Central Ave., Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States)] [Lodestar Research Corp, 2400 Central Ave., Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States); Zweben, S.; Maingi, R.; Maqueda, R. J.; Bell, R.; Kugel, H.; Leblanc, B.; Roquemore, L. A. [Princeton University, PO Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton University, PO Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Soukhanovskii, V. A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Ahn, J. W.; Canik, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PO Box 2008, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PO Box 2008, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (United States); Crocker, N. [University of California Los Angeles, PO Box 957099, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [University of California Los Angeles, PO Box 957099, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)
2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Transport and turbulence profiles were directly evaluated using probes for the first time in the edge and scrape-off layer (SOL) of NSTX [Ono et al., Nucl. Fusion 40, 557 (2000)] in low (L) and high (H) confinement, low power (P{sub in}? 1.3?MW), beam-heated, lower single-null discharges. Radial turbulent particle fluxes peak near the last closed flux surface (LCFS) at ?4×10{sup 21}?s{sup ?1} in L-mode and are suppressed to ?0.2×10{sup 21}?s{sup ?1} in H mode (80%–90% lower) mostly due to a reduction in density fluctuation amplitude and of the phase between density and radial velocity fluctuations. The radial particle fluxes are consistent with particle inventory based on SOLPS fluid modeling. A strong intermittent component is identified. Hot, dense plasma filaments 4–10?cm in diameter, appear first ?2?cm inside the LCFS at a rate of ?1×10{sup 21}?s{sup ?1} and leave that region with radial speeds of ?3–5?km/s, decaying as they travel through the SOL, while voids travel inward toward the core. Profiles of normalized fluctuations feature levels of 10% inside LCFS to ?150% at the LCFS and SOL. Once properly normalized, the intermittency in NSTX falls in similar electrostatic instability regimes as seen in other devices. The L-H transition causes a drop in the intermittent filaments velocity, amplitude and number in the SOL, resulting in reduced outward transport away from the edge and a less dense SOL.
RECENT EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF EDGE AND INTERNAL TRANSPORT BARRIERS IN THE DIII-D TOKAMAK
P. GOHIL; L.R. BAYLOR; K.H. BURRELL; T.A. CASPER; E.J. DOYLE; C.M. GREENFIELD; T.C. JERNIGAN; J.E. KINSEY; C.J LASNIER; R.A. MOYER; M. MURAKAMI; T.L. RHODES; D.L. RUDAKOV; G.M. STAEBLER; G. WANG; J.G. WATKINS; W.P. WEST; L.ZENG
2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Results from recent experiments on the DIII-D tokamak have revealed many important details on transport barriers at the plasma edge and in the plasma core. These experiments include: (a) the formation of the H-mode edge barrier directly by pellet injection; (b) the formation of a quiescent H-mode edge barrier (QH-mode) which is free from edge localized modes (ELMs), but which still exhibits good density and radiative power control; (c) the formation of multiple transport barriers, such as the quiescent double barrier (QDB) which combines a internal transport barrier with the quiescent H-mode edge barrier. Results from the pellet-induced H-mode experiments indicate that: (a) the edge temperature (electron or ion) is not a critical parameter for the formation of the H-mode barrier, (b) pellet injection leads to an increased gradient in the radial electric field, E{sub r}, at the plasma edge; (c) the experimentally determined edge parameters at barrier transition are well below the predictions of several theories on the formation of the H-mode barrier, (d) pellet injection can lower the threshold power required to form the H-mode barrier. The quiescent H-mode barrier exhibits good density control as the result of continuous magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) activity at the plasma edge called the edge harmonic oscillation (EHO). The EHO enhances the edge particle transport while maintaining a good energy transport barrier. The ability to produce multiple barriers in the QDB regime has led to long duration, high performance plasmas with {beta}{sub NH{sub 89}} values of 7 for up to 10 times the confinement time. Density profile control in the plasma core of QDB plasmas has been demonstrated using on-axis ECH.
Thomas Laetsch
2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z
This paper gives a rigorous interpretation of a Feynman path integral on a Riemannian manifold M with non-positive sectional curvature. A $L^2$ Riemannian metric $G_P$ is given on the space of piecewise geodesic paths $H_P(M)$ adapted to the partition $P$ of $[0,1]$, whence a finite-dimensional approximation of Wiener measure is developed. It is proved that, as $mesh(P) \\to 0$, the approximate Wiener measure converges in a $L^1$ sense to the measure $e^{-\\frac{2 + \\sqrt{3}}{20\\sqrt{3}} \\int_0^1 Scal(\\sigma(s)) ds} d\
Edge ion heating by launched high harmonic fast waves in the National Spherical Torus Experiment
Biewer, Theodore
Edge ion heating by launched high harmonic fast waves in the National Spherical Torus Experiment T al., Fusion Technology 30, 1337 (1996)] measures the velocity distribution of ions in the plasma edge power High Harmonic Fast Wave (HHFW) rf heating in helium plasmas, with the poloidal ion temperature
Enumerating the edge-colourings of a regular graph Stephane Bessy and Frederic Havet
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Enumerating the edge-colourings of a regular graph St´ephane Bessy and Fr´ed´eric Havet Assistant and Combinatorics Deparment of Applied Mathematics, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. S. Bessy. Bessy and F.Havet () Enumerating the edge-colourings WGTC, Kaohsiung, 2012 2 / 41 lirmm-00811571,version
Disorder-induced mobility edges and heat flow control in anharmonic acoustic chains
Flach, Sergej
in cutting-edge fields of research from across the whole of physics. Each compilation is led by its own CoOFFPRINT Disorder-induced mobility edges and heat flow control in anharmonic acoustic chains M acceptance decisions 1 Impact Factor Â The 2009 Impact Factor increased by 31% to 2.893; your work
We are actively engaged in cutting-edge research spanning many diverse
ProdiÃ¦, Aleksandar
robotics and human factors to bioengineering and sustainability, our researchers are on the cutting edgeWe are actively engaged in cutting- edge research spanning many diverse specialties. As part and Design Â» Biomedical Engineering Â» Energy and Environmental Engineering Â» Human Factors
Population Ecology at the Range Edge Survival and Dispersal of a High-Density Lepidopteran
Population Ecology at the Range Edge Survival and Dispersal of a High-Density Lepidopteran Population Cecilia Ronnås Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences Department of Ecology Service/Repro, Uppsala 2011 #12;Population Ecology at the Range Edge. Survival and Dispersal of a High
Modeling of hard part machining: effect of insert edge preparation in CBN cutting tools
Ozel, Tugrul
Modeling of hard part machining: effect of insert edge preparation in CBN cutting tools Tugrul O various advantages, but the productivity often limited by mainly tool life. This study investigates the influence of edge preparation in cubic boron nitrite (CBN) cutting tools on process parameters and tool
ACQUISITION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BRAIN TISSUE USING KNIFE-EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPY
Keyser, John
ACQUISITION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BRAIN TISSUE USING KNIFE- EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPY A Thesis Science #12;ACQUISITION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BRAIN TISSUE USING KNIFE- EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPY A Thesis) ______________________________ ______________________________ Ergun Akleman Valerie Taylor (Member) (Head of Department) December 2003 Major Subject: Computer Science
MODELING OF STOCHASTIC MAGNETIC FLUX LOSS FROM THE EDGE OF A POOIDALLY DIVERTED TOKAMAK
EVANS, TE,; MOYER, RA; MONAT, P
2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
OAK A271 MODELING OF STOCHASTIC MAGNETIC FLUX LOSS FROM THE EDGE OF A POOIDALLY DIVERTED TOKAMAK. A field line integration code is used to study the loss of edge poloidal magnetic flux due to stochastic magnetic fields produced by an error field correction coil (C-coil) in DIII-D for various plasma shapes, coil currents and edge magnetic shear profiles. The authors find that the boundary of a diverted tokamak is more sensitive to stochastic flux loss than a nondiverted tokamak. The C-coil has been used to produce a stochastic layer in an ohmic diverted discharge with characteristics similar to those seen in stochastic boundary experiments in circular limiter ohmic plasmas, including: (1) an overall increase in recycling, (2) a broadening of the recycling profile at the divertor, and (3) a flattening of the boundary profiles over the extent of the stochastic layer predicted by the field line integration code. Profile flattening consistent with field line integration results is also seen in some high performance discharges with edge transport barriers. The prediction of a significant edge stochastic layer even in discharges with high performance and edge radial transport barriers indicates that either the self-consistent plasma response heals the stochastic layer or that edge stochastic layers are compatible with edge radial transport barriers.
The Zak phase and the existence of edge states in graphene
P. Delplace; D. Ullmo; G. Montambaux
2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a method to predict the existence of edge states in graphene ribbons for a large class of boundaries. This approach is based on the bulk-edge correspondence between the quantized value of the Zak phase Z(k), which is a Berry phase across an appropriately chosen one-dimensional Brillouin zone, and the existence of a localized state of momentum k at the boundary of the ribbon. This bulk-edge correspondence is rigorously demonstrated for a one dimensional toy model as well as for graphene ribbons with zigzag edges. The range of k for which edge states exist in a graphene ribbon is then calculated for arbitrary orientations of the edges. Finally, we show that the introduction of an anisotropy leads to a topological transition in terms of the Zak phase, which modifies the localization properties at the edges. Our approach gives a new geometrical understanding of edge states, it con?firms and generalizes the results of several previous works.
Fast 2-D Camera Control, Data Acquisition, and Database Techniques for Edge Studies on NSTX
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Fast 2-D Camera Control, Data Acquisition, and Database Techniques for Edge Studies on NSTX NSTX;NSTX-U 9th IAEA TM Fast 2-D Camera Plasma Edge Studies (W. Davis) May 6-10, 2013 Abstract 2 Fast 2-D. This paper describes image analysis, database techniques, and visualization methods used to organize the fast
Kinetic Simulations of Retarding-Field Analyzer Measurements in Tokamak Edge Plasmas
Kinetic Simulations of Retarding-Field Analyzer Measurements in Tokamak Edge Plasmas Fabrice of probe measurements in tokamaks, particularly those obtained from Retarding-Field-Analyzers (RFAs) [1]. This type of probe provides an integral of the ion velocity distribution in tokamak edge plasmas, which
Diamond, Richard
Over the Energy Edge: Results from a Seven Year New Commercial Buildings Research and Demonstration is that the actual, installed energy-efficiency measures and building characteristics changed from the design practice rather than assumptions based on the regional building code. For example, the Energy Edge small
PSFC/JA-06-36 Edge profile stiffness and insensitivity of the density
Hughes, Jerry
of edge temperature and density pedestals, which are associated with edge transport barrier (ETB on density gradient scale lengths in the ETB and a relatively weak impact on the height of the density pedestal, even during aggressive deuterium puffing. Strong screening of neutrals in the ETB are observed
Matched interface and boundary (MIB) method for elliptic problems with sharp-edged interfaces
Zhou, Yongcheng
Matched interface and boundary (MIB) method for elliptic problems with sharp-edged interfaces with sharp-edged interfaces, thin-layered interfaces and interfaces that intersect with geometric boundary. This work generalizes the matched interface and boundary (MIB) method previously designed for solving
Light Edges in Degree-Constrained Graphs Prosenjit Bose Michiel Smid David R. Wood
Wismath, Stephen
Light Edges in Degree-Constrained Graphs #3; Prosenjit Bose Michiel Smid David R. Wood School of a graph with bounded degree end-points is said to be light. The primary result of this paper is that ev- ery degree-constrained graph has a light edge, where the degree bound depends on the minimum and aver
Low Reynolds Number Flow Dynamics of a Thin Airfoil with an Actuated Leading Edge
Apte, Sourabh V.
alters the leading edge boundary-layer and vortex shedding and increases the mean lift-to-drag ratio Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 Use of oscillatory actuation of the leading edge boundary problem on a fixed background mesh. The flow solver is three-dimensional, parallel, second
Chevron beam dump for ITER edge Thomson scattering system
Yatsuka, E.; Hatae, T.; Bassan, M.; Itami, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 801-1 Mukoyama, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan)] [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 801-1 Mukoyama, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan); Vayakis, G. [ITER Organization, 13115 St Paul Lez Durance Cedex (France)] [ITER Organization, 13115 St Paul Lez Durance Cedex (France)
2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
This paper contains the design of the beam dump for the ITER edge Thomson scattering system and mainly concerns its lifetime under the harsh thermal and electromagnetic loads as well as tight space allocation. The lifetime was estimated from the multi-pulse laser-induced damage threshold. In order to extend its lifetime, the structure of the beam dump was optimized. A number of bent sheets aligned parallel in the beam dump form a shape called a chevron which enables it to avoid the concentration of the incident laser pulse energy. The chevron beam dump is expected to withstand thermal loads due to nuclear heating, radiation from the plasma, and numerous incident laser pulses throughout the entire ITER project with a reasonable margin for the peak factor of the beam profile. Structural analysis was also carried out in case of electromagnetic loads during a disruption. Moreover, detailed issues for more accurate assessments of the beam dump's lifetime are clarified. Variation of the bi-directional reflection distribution function (BRDF) due to erosion by or contamination of neutral particles derived from the plasma is one of the most critical issues that needs to be resolved. In this paper, the BRDF was assumed, and the total amount of stray light and the absorbed laser energy profile on the beam dump were evaluated.
Cutting-edge issues of core-collapse supernova theory
Kotake, Kei [Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, 8-19-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka, 814-0180 (Japan); Nakamura, Ko [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Ohkubo 3-4-1, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 169-8555 (Japan); Kuroda, Takami [Department Physik, Universität Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Takiwaki, Tomoya [Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8588 (Japan)
2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
Based on multi-dimensional neutrino-radiation hydrodynamic simulations, we report several cutting-edge issues about the long-veiled explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). In this contribution, we pay particular attention to whether three-dimensional (3D) hydrodynamics and/or general relativity (GR) would or would not help the onset of explosions. By performing 3D simulations with spectral neutrino transport, we show that it is more difficult to obtain an explosion in 3D than in 2D. In addition, our results from the first generation of full general relativistic 3D simulations including approximate neutrino transport indicate that GR can foster the onset of neutrino-driven explosions. Based on our recent parametric studies using a light-bulb scheme, we discuss impacts of nuclear energy deposition behind the supernova shock and stellar rotation on the neutrino-driven mechanism, both of which have yet to be included in the self-consistent 3D supernova models. Finally we give an outlook with a summary of the most urgent tasks to extract the information about the explosion mechanisms from multi-messenger CCSN observables.
Frozen light in photonic crystals with degenerate band edge
A. Figotin; I. Vitebskiy
2006-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
Consider a plane monochromatic wave incident on a semi-infinite periodic structure. What happens if the normal component of the transmitted wave group velocity vanishes? At first sight, zero normal component of the transmitted wave group velocity simply implies total reflection of the incident wave. But we demonstrate that total reflection is not the only possible outcome. Instead, the transmitted wave can appear in the form of a frozen mode with very large diverging amplitude and either zero, or purely tangential energy flux. The field amplitude in the transmitted wave can exceed that of the incident wave by several orders of magnitude. There are two qualitatively different kinds of frozen mode regime. The first one is associated with a stationary inflection point of electromagnetic dispersion relation. This phenomenon has been analyzed in our previous publications. Now, our focus is on the frozen mode regime related to a degenerate photonic band edge. An advantage of this new phenomenon is that it can occur in much simpler periodic structures. This spectacular effect is extremely sensitive to the frequency and direction of propagation of the incident plane wave. These features can be very attractive in a variety practical applications, such as higher harmonic generation and wave mixing, light amplification and lasing, highly efficient superprizms, etc.
A. Gadomski; J. M. Rubi
2003-02-06T23:59:59.000Z
Matter agglomeration mesoscopic phenomena of irreversible type are well described by nonequilibrium thermodynamics formalism. The description assumes that the thermodynamic (internal) state variables are in local equilibrium, and uses the well known flux-force relations, with the Onsager coefficients involved, ending eventually up at a local conservation law of Fokker-Planck type. One of central problems arising when applying it to the matter agglomeration phenomena, quite generally termed nucleation-and-growth process, appears to be some physically accepted identification of entropic barriers, or factors impeding growth. In this paper, we wish to propose certain geometric-kinetic obstacles as serious candidates for the so-called entropic barriers. Within the framework of the thermodynamic formalism offered they are always associated with a suitable choice of a physical potential governing the system. It turns out that a certain choice of the potential of Coulomb (or, gravitational) type leads to emphasizing the role of the Gaussian curvature while another choice in a form of the logaritmic physical potential results unavoidably in a pronounced role of the mean curvature. The whole reasoning has been tested succesfully on a statistical-mechanical polycris- talline evolution model introduced some years ago for physical-metalurgical purposes, and modified for a use in biophysical soft-matter agglomerations.
Hu, Hui
to trailing edge cooling of turbine blades. A high-resolution stereoscopic PIV system was used to conduct restrict operating temperatures, trailing edge cooling has received little attention from the research PERTINENT TO TRAILING EDGE COOLING OF TURBINE BLADES Zifeng Yang, Anand Gopa Kumar, Hirofumi Igarashi
McDermott, Rachael Marie
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is commonly accepted that ExB velocity shear is responsible for the suppression of edge turbulence, which reduces the losses of both energy and particles across magnetic field lines and results in the formation of edge ...
Numerical study of premixed twin edge flames in a counterflow field
Cho, Seong-Jin; Takita, Kenichi [Department of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Characteristics of premixed edge flames established in a counterflow field with a stretch-rate gradient were numerically investigated by solving three-dimensional governing equations with detailed chemistry in the general curvilinear coordinates system. Local mole fractions of radicals, such as OH or CH, at the flame edge of a CH{sub 4}/air mixture were found to be larger than those in other parts of the flame. On the other hand, local mole fractions of radicals in the flame edge of a C{sub 3}H{sub 8}/air mixture were smaller than those in other parts. These numerical results agreed well with the experimental results of the present authors. Moreover, it was elucidated that two flame edges of twin counterflow flames did not merge at the edge even in the case of the CH{sub 4}/air mixture. The ratio of the local stretch rate at the flame edge to the extinction stretch rate for planar twin flames with the same equivalence ratio was 0.6 for the CH{sub 4}/air mixture and 0.7 for the C{sub 3}H{sub 8}/air mixture. These numerical results also agreed with results of the past experiments. Moreover, as for relatively low stretch-rate gradients, the stretch-rate gradient had no strong influence on the characteristics of the edge flames.
Low Thermal Conductance Transition Edge Sensor (TES) for SPICA
Khosropanah, P.; Dirks, B.; Kuur, J. van der; Ridder, M.; Bruijn, M.; Popescu, M.; Hoevers, H. [SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrech (Netherlands); Gao, J. R. [SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrech (Netherlands); Kavil Institute of NanoScience, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands); Morozov, D.; Mauskopf, P. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Queens Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA (United Kingdom)
2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
We fabricated and characterized low thermal conductance transition edge sensors (TES) for SAFARI instrument on SPICA. The device is based on a superconducting Ti/Au bilayer deposited on suspended SiN membrane. The critical temperature of the device is 113 mK. The low thermal conductance is realized by using long and narrow SiN supporting legs. All measurements were performed having the device in a light-tight box, which to a great extent eliminates the loading of the background radiation. We measured the current-voltage (IV) characteristics of the device in different bath temperatures and determine the thermal conductance (G) to be equal to 320 fW/K. This value corresponds to a noise equivalent power (NEP) of 3x10{sup -19} W/{radical}(Hz). The current noise and complex impedance is also measured at different bias points at 55 mK bath temperature. The measured electrical (dark) NEP is 1x10{sup -18} W/{radical}(Hz), which is about a factor of 3 higher than what we expect from the thermal conductance that comes out of the IV curves. Despite using a light-tight box, the photon noise might still be the source of this excess noise. We also measured the complex impedance of the same device at several bias points. Fitting a simple first order thermal-electrical model to the measured data, we find an effective time constant of about 2.7 ms and a thermal capacity of 13 fJ/K in the middle of the transition.
The Influence of Isotopic Mass, Edge Magnetic Shear and Input Power on High Density ELMy H-modes in JET
Competition between spin and charge polarized states in nanographene ribbons with zigzag edges
Atsushi Yamashiro; Yukihiro Shimoi; Kikuo Harigaya; Katsunori Wakabayashi
2003-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
Effects of the nearest neighbor Coulomb interaction on nanographene ribbons with zigzag edges are investigated using the extended Hubbard model within the unrestricted Hartree-Fock approximation. The nearest Coulomb interaction stabilizes a novel electronic state with the opposite electric charges separated and localized along both edges, resulting in a finite electric dipole moment pointing from one edge to the other. This charge-polarized state competes with the peculiar spin-polarized state caused by the on-site Coulomb interaction and is stabilized by an external electric field.
FIRST MEASUREMENT OF PRESSURE GRADIENT-DRIVEN CURRENTS IN TOKAMAK EDGE PLASMAS
THOMAS DM; LEONARD AW; LAO LL; OSBORNE TH; MUELLER HW; FINKENTHAL DK
2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Localized currents driven by pressure gradients play a pivotal role in the magnetohydrodynamic stability of toroidal plasma confinement devices. We have measured the currents generated in the edge of L- (low) and H- (high confinement) mode discharges on the DIII-D tokamak, utilizing the Zeeman effect in an injected lithium beam to obtain high resolution profiles of the poloidal magnetic field. We find current densities in excess of 1 MA/m{sup 2} in a 1 to 2 cm region near the peak of the edge pressure gradient. These values are sufficient to challenge edge stability theories based on specific current formation models.
Bohm, P., E-mail: bohm@ipp.cas.cz; Bilkova, P.; Melich, R.; Sestak, D.; Weinzettl, V.; Stockel, J.; Hron, M.; Panek, R. [Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 1782/3, 18200 Prague (Czech Republic); Aftanas, M.; Stefanikova, E.; Janky, F.; Havlicek, J. [Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 1782/3, 18200 Prague (Czech Republic); Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Ke Karlovu 3, 121 16 Prague (Czech Republic); Mikulin, O. [Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 1782/3, 18200 Prague (Czech Republic); Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Brehova 7, 11519 Prague (Czech Republic); Scannell, R.; Naylor, G. [CCFE, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Frassinetti, L. [School of Electrical Engineering, Division of Fusion Plasma Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Fassina, A. [Consorzio RFX, Corso Stati Uniti, 4-35127 Padua (Italy); Walsh, M. J. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St Paul lez Durance (France)
2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
The core Thomson scattering diagnostic (TS) on the COMPASS tokamak was put in operation and reported earlier. Implementation of edge TS, with spatial resolution along the laser beam up to ?1/100 of the tokamak minor radius, is presented now. The procedure for spatial calibration and alignment of both core and edge systems is described. Several further upgrades of the TS system, like a triggering unit and piezo motor driven vacuum window shutter, are introduced as well. The edge TS system, together with the core TS, is now in routine operation and provides electron temperature and density profiles.
Hansen, Andrew J.
Hansen et al. Edge effects across ecosystem types 1 Ecosystem Biomass as a Framework for Predicting Habitat Fragmentation Effects Running Head: Edge effects across ecosystem types Key Words: biomass 59717-3460. hansen@montana.edu 25 February 2008 #12;Hansen et al. Edge effects across ecosystem types 2
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NUMBER CRUNCHING ISSUE SUMMER BRINGING CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM
Rambaut, Andrew
NUMBER CRUNCHING ISSUE SUMMER BRINGING CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM MAKING SENSE the same result because of chance or other unknown factors. In science, a hypothesis is the explanation you
Cutting Edge: In the Absence of TGF-b Signaling in T Cells, Fewer CD103+
Maizels, Rick
Cutting Edge: In the Absence of TGF-b Signaling in T Cells, Fewer CD103+ Regulatory T Cells Develop. Maizels Multiple factors control susceptibility of C57BL/6 mice to infection with the helminth
Turbulence and transport phenomena in edge and scrape-off-layer plasmas
Cziegler, István
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis reports recent experimental studies of edge turbulence structure using gas-puff-imaging at high time resolution in a radially broad zone at the low-field-side of Alcator C-Mod[1], and highlights the connections ...
The stress field around two parallel edge cracks in a finite body
Hardin, Patrick Wayne
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of this research was to develop a method to represent and analyze the stress field surrounding two edge cracks located in a finite body. The generalized Westergaard equations were utilized to represent the independent stress fields created...
Space-Time Coding for the EDGE Mobile Radio System Marceau Coupechoux
Coupechoux, Marceau
28 Space-Time Coding for the EDGE Mobile Radio System Marceau Coupechoux Alcatel CorporateResearchCenter Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis. France Phone: +33- 169-63-4359, e-mail: marceau
ELM Suppression in Low Edge Collisionality H-Mode Discharges Using n=3 Magnetic Perturbations
Burrell, K H; Evans, T E; Doyle, E J; Fenstermacher, M E; Groebner, R J; Leonard, A W; Moyer, R A; Osborne, T H; Schaffer, M J; Snyder, P B; Thomas, P R; West, W P; Boedo, J A; Garofalo, A M; Gohil, P; Jackson, G L; La Haye, R J; Lasnier, C J; Reimerdes, H; Rhodes, T L; Scoville, J T; Solomon, W M; Thomas, D M; Wang, G; Watkins, J G; Zeng, L
2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
Using resonant magnetic perturbations with toroidal mode number n = 3, we have produced H-mode discharges without edge localized modes (ELMs) which run with constant density and radiated power for periods up to about 2550 ms (17 energy confinement times). These ELM suppression results are achieved at pedestal collisionalities close to those desired for next step burning plasma experiments such as ITER and provide a means of eliminating the rapid erosion of divertor components in such machines which could be caused by giant ELMs. The ELM suppression is due to an enhancement in the edge particle transport which reduces the edge pressure gradient and pedestal current density below the threshold for peeling-ballooning modes. These n = 3 magnetic perturbations provide a means of active control of edge plasma transport.
Evans, T E; Moyer, R A; Burrell, K H; Fenstermacher, M E; Joseph, I; Leonard, A W; Osborne, T H; Porter, G D; Schaffer, M J; Snyder, P B; Thomas, P R; Watkins, J G; West, W P
2006-06-13T23:59:59.000Z
A critical issue for fusion plasma research is the erosion of the first wall of the experimental device due to impulsive heating from repetitive edge magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities known as 'edge-localized modes' (ELMs). Here, we show that the addition of small resonant magnetic field perturbations completely eliminates ELMs while maintaining a steady-state high-confinement (H-mode) plasma. These perturbations induce a chaotic behavior in the magnetic field lines, which reduces the edge pressure gradient below the ELM instability threshold. The pressure gradient reduction results from a reduction in particle content of the plasma, rather than an increase in the electron thermal transport. This is inconsistent with the predictions of stochastic electron heat transport theory. These results provide a first experimental test of stochastic transport theory in a highly rotating, hot, collisionless plasma and demonstrate a promising solution to the critical issue of controlling edge instabilities in fusion plasma devices.
Observation of Edge Instability Limiting the Pedestal Growth in Tokamak Plasmas
Diallo, A.
With fusion device performance hinging on the edge pedestal pressure, it is imperative to experimentally understand the physical mechanism dictating the pedestal characteristics and to validate and improve pedestal predictive ...
Quality Evaluation of Motion-Compensated Edge Artifacts in Compressed Video
Leontaris, Athanasios; Cosman, Pamela C; Reibman, Amy R
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
at block boundaries (off grid). Fractional-pixel MC andand “noisier” refers to off-grid edge artifacts (MCEA).DC values. Since MC causes off-grid blocking artifacts, most
Suppressing traffic-driven epidemic spreading by edge-removal strategies
Yang, Han-Xin; Wang, Bing-Hong
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The interplay between traffic dynamics and epidemic spreading on complex networks has received increasing attention in recent years. However, the control of traffic-driven epidemic spreading remains to be a challenging problem. In this Brief Report, we propose a method to suppress traffic-driven epidemic outbreak by properly removing some edges in a network. We find that the epidemic threshold can be enhanced by the targeted cutting of links among large-degree nodes or edges with the largest algorithmic betweeness. In contrast, the epidemic threshold will be reduced by the random edge removal. These findings are robust with respect to traffic-flow conditions, network structures and routing strategies. Moreover, we find that the shutdown of targeted edges can effectively release traffic load passing through large-degree nodes, rendering a relatively low probability of infection to these nodes.
Building the water edge : a public event for art and artists at Fort Point Channel
Godwin, Audrey
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The thesis deals with building the water edge at Fort Point Channel, between Congress Street and Summer Street Bridges. It serves as a public event that intends to establish continuity of movement along the waterfront. The ...
The displacement field characterization of two interacting parallel edge cracks in a finite body
Keener, Todd Whitney
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goals of this research were to: (1) develop a model to represent the displacement field surrounding two interacting, parallel edge cracks; and (2) use this model to investigate the influence of crack separation and relative crack length...
RESEARCH ARTICLE On the stabilization of leading-edge vortices with spanwise flow
Croskey (1982). During such an event, the boundary- layer separation moves rapidly forward to the leading edge prevalent shape. However, the specific fluid-dynamic role of this planform during oscillatory motions has
Long-Wavelength Local Density of States Oscillations Near Graphene Step Edges
Xue, Jiamin
Using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, we have studied the local density of states (LDOS) of graphene over step edges in boron nitride. Long-wavelength oscillations in the LDOS are observed with maxima ...
Edge transport barrier studies on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak
Hughes, Jerry W. (Jerry Wayne), 1975-
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Edge transport barriers (ETBs) in tokamak plasmas accompany transitions from low confinement (L-mode) to high confinement (H-mode) and exhibit large density and temperature gradients in a narrow pedestal region near the ...
Electric field control of spin-resolved edge states in graphene quantum nanorings
Farghadan, R., E-mail: rfarghadan@kashanu.ac.ir [Department of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saffarzadeh, A. [Department of Physics, Payame Noor University, P.O. Box 19395-3697, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada)
2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
The electric-field effect on the electronic and magnetic properties of triangular and hexagonal graphene quantum rings with zigzag edge termination is investigated by means of the single-band tight-binding Hamiltonian and the mean-field Hubbard model. It is shown how the electron and spin states in the nanoring structures can be manipulated by applying an electric field. We find different spin-depolarization behaviors with variation of electric field strength due to the dependence of spin densities on the shapes and edges of this kind of nanorings. In the case of triangular quantum rings, the magnetization on the inner and outer edges can be selectively tuned and the spin states depolarize gradually as the field strength is increased, while in the case of hexagonal nanorings, the transverse electric field reduces the magnetic moments on both inner and outer edges symmetrically and rapidly.
Snizhko, K.
In a recent experimental paper [Bid et al., Nature 466, 585 (2010)] a qualitative confirmation of the existence of upstream neutral modes at the ? = 2/3 quantum Hall edge was reported. Using the chiral Luttinger liquid ...
Dynamics and generation mechanisms of mesoscale structures in tokamak edge plasmas
Krasheninnikov, S. I. [University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Smolyakov, A. I. [University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E2 (Canada)
2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Intermittent convective-like plasma transport associated with mesoscale coherent structures extended along the magnetic field lines (''blobs'') is often dominant at the edge of tokamaks, stellarators, and linear devices. Blobs can travel a large distance toward the wall ({approx}10 cm and larger) and strongly enhance both edge plasma energy and particle transport and plasma-wall interactions. The dynamics of blobs and blob generation mechanisms are discussed in this paper.
A modified greedy channel router with net assignment at the left edge
Oh, Chuldong
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A MODIFIED GREEDY CHANNEL ROUTER WITH NET ASSIGNMENT AT THE LEFT EDGE A Thesis by CHULDONG OH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 1987 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A MODIFIED GREEDY CHANNEL ROUTER WITH NET ASSIGNMENT AT THE LEFT EDGE A Thesis by CHULDONG OH Approved as to style and content by: Karan L. Watson (Chairman of Committee) hilip S. Noe (Member...
Acquisition and reconstruction of brain tissue using knife-edge scanning microscopy
Mayerich, David Matthew
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
ACQUISITION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BRAIN TISSUE USING KNIFE- EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPY A Thesis by DAVID MATTHEW MAYERICH 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 2003 Major Subject: Computer Science ACQUISITION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BRAIN TISSUE USING KNIFE- EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPY A Thesis by DAVID MATTHEW MAYERICH Submitted to Texas...
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); Bergh, Sofie Van Den; Hart, Robert; Jelle, Bjrn Petter; Gustavsen, Arild
2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
Insulating glass (IG) units typically consist of multiple glass panes that are sealed and held together structurally along their perimeters. This report describes a study of edge seals in IG units. First, we summarize the components, requirements, and desired properties of edge construction in IG units, based on a survey of the available literature. Second, we review commercially available window edge seals and describe their properties, to provide an easily accessible reference for research and commercial purposes. Finally, based on the literature survey and review of current commercial edge seal systems, we identify research opportunities for future edge seal improvements and solutions.
Edge effects in graphene nanostructures: I. From multiple reflection expansion to density of states
J. Wurm; K. Richter; I. Adagideli
2011-08-06T23:59:59.000Z
We study the influence of different edge types on the electronic density of states of graphene nanostructures. To this end we develop an exact expansion for the single particle Green's function of ballistic graphene structures in terms of multiple reflections from the system boundary, that allows for a natural treatment of edge effects. We first apply this formalism to calculate the average density of states of graphene billiards. While the leading term in the corresponding Weyl expansion is proportional to the billiard area, we find that the contribution that usually scales with the total length of the system boundary differs significantly from what one finds in semiconductor-based, Schr\\"odinger type billiards: The latter term vanishes for armchair and infinite mass edges and is proportional to the zigzag edge length, highlighting the prominent role of zigzag edges in graphene. We then compute analytical expressions for the density of states oscillations and energy levels within a trajectory based semiclassical approach. We derive a Dirac version of Gutzwiller's trace formula for classically chaotic graphene billiards and further obtain semiclassical trace formulae for the density of states oscillations in regular graphene cavities. We find that edge dependent interference of pseudospins in graphene crucially affects the quantum spectrum.
Bootstrap Current for the Edge Pedestal Plasma in a Diverted Tokamak Geometry
Koh, S.; Chang, C. S.; Ku, S.; Menard, J. E.; Weitzner, H.; Choe, W.
2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z
The edge bootstrap current plays a critical role in the equilibrium and stability of the steep edge pedestal plasma. The pedestal plasma has an unconventional and difficult neoclassical property, as compared with the core plasma. It has a narrow passing particle region in velocity space that can be easily modified or destroyed by Coulomb collisions. At the same time, the edge pedestal plasma has steep pressure and electrostatic potential gradients whose scale-lengths are comparable with the ion banana width, and includes a magnetic separatrix surface, across which the topological properties of the magnetic field and particle orbits change abruptly. A driftkinetic particle code XGC0, equipped with a mass-momentum-energy conserving collision operator, is used to study the edge bootstrap current in a realistic diverted magnetic field geometry with a self-consistent radial electric field. When the edge electrons are in the weakly collisional banana regime, surprisingly, the present kinetic simulation confirms that the existing analytic expressions [represented by O. Sauter et al. , Phys. Plasmas 6 , 2834 (1999)] are still valid in this unconventional region, except in a thin radial layer in contact with the magnetic separatrix. The agreement arises from the dominance of the electron contribution to the bootstrap current compared with ion contribution and from a reasonable separation of the trapped-passing dynamics without a strong collisional mixing. However, when the pedestal electrons are in plateau-collisional regime, there is significant deviation of numerical results from the existing analytic formulas, mainly due to large effective collisionality of the passing and the boundary layer trapped particles in edge region. In a conventional aspect ratio tokamak, the edge bootstrap current from kinetic simulation can be significantly less than that from the Sauter formula if the electron collisionality is high. On the other hand, when the aspect ratio is close to unity, the collisional edge bootstrap current can be significantly greater than that from the Sauter formula. Rapid toroidal rotation of the magnetic field lines at the high field side of a tight aspect-ratio tokamak is believed to be the cause of the different behavior. A new analytic fitting formula, as a simple modification to the Sauter formula, is obtained to bring the analytic expression to a better agreement with the edge kinetic simulation results
J. Wurm; K. Richter; I. Adagideli
2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the effect of different edge types on the statistical properties of both the energy spectrum of closed graphene billiards and the conductance of open graphene cavities in the semiclassical limit. To this end, we use the semiclassical Green's function for ballistic graphene flakes that we have derived in Reference 1. First we study the spectral two point correlation function, or more precisely its Fourier transform the spectral form factor, starting from the graphene version of Gutzwiller's trace formula for the oscillating part of the density of states. We calculate the two leading order contributions to the spectral form factor, paying particular attention to the influence of the edge characteristics of the system. Then we consider transport properties of open graphene cavities. We derive generic analytical expressions for the classical conductance, the weak localization correction, the size of the universal conductance fluctuations and the shot noise power of a ballistic graphene cavity. Again we focus on the effects of the edge structure. For both, the conductance and the spectral form factor, we find that edge induced pseudospin interference affects the results significantly. In particular intervalley coupling mediated through scattering from armchair edges is the key mechanism that governs the coherent quantum interference effects in ballistic graphene cavities.
Congedo, Giuseppe
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The measurement of frequency shifts for light beams exchanged between two test masses nearly in free fall is at the heart of gravitational wave detection. It is envisaged that the derivative of the frequency shift is in fact limited by differential forces acting on those test masses. We calculate the derivative of the frequency shift with a fully covariant, gauge-independent and coordinate-free method. This method is general and does not require a congruence of nearby beams' null geodesics as done in previous work. We show that the derivative of the parallel transport is the only means by which gravitational effects shows up in the frequency shift. This contribution is given as an integral of the Riemann tensor --the only physical observable of curvature-- along the beam's geodesic. The remaining contributions are: the difference of velocities, the difference of non-gravitational forces, and finally fictitious forces, either locally at the test masses or non-locally integrated along the beam's geodesic. As an...
Superintegrability on N-dimensional spaces of constant curvature from so(N + 1) and its contractions
Herranz, F. J., E-mail: fjherranz@ubu.e [Universidad de Burgos, Departamento de Fisica, Escuela Politecnica Superior (Spain); Ballesteros, A., E-mail: angelb@ubu.e [Universidad de Burgos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias (Spain)
2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The Lie-Poisson algebra so(N + 1) and some of its contractions are used to construct a family of superintegrable Hamiltonians on the N-dimensional spherical, Euclidean, hyperbolic, Minkowskian, and (anti-)de Sitter spaces. We firstly present a Hamiltonian which is a superposition of an arbitrary central potential with N arbitrary centrifugal terms. Such a system is quasi-maximally superintegrable since this is endowed with 2N - 3 functionally independent constants of motion (plus the Hamiltonian). Secondly, we identify two maximally superintegrable Hamiltonians by choosing a specific central potential and finding at the same time the remaining integral. The former is the generalization of the Smorodinsky-Winternitz system to the above six spaces, while the latter is a generalization of the Kepler-Coulomb potential, for which the Laplace-Runge-Lenz N vector is also given. All the systems and constants of motion are explicitly expressed in a unified form in terms of ambient and polar coordinates as they are parametrized by two contraction parameters (curvature and signature of the metric).
Peeling-off of the external kink modes at tokamak plasma edge
Zheng, L. J. [Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Furukawa, M. [Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, Tottori 680-8552 (Japan)
2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
It is pointed out that there is a current jump between the edge plasma inside the last closed flux surface and the scrape-off layer and that the current jump can lead the external kink modes to convert to the tearing modes, due to the current interchange effects [L. J. Zheng and M. Furukawa, Phys. Plasmas 17, 052508 (2010)]. The magnetic reconnection in the presence of tearing modes subsequently causes the tokamak edge plasma to be peeled off to link to the divertors. In particular, the peeling or peeling-ballooning modes can become the “peeling-off” modes in this sense. This phenomenon indicates that the tokamak edge confinement can be worse than the expectation based on the conventional kink mode picture.
High-Q band edge mode of plasmonic crystals studied by cathodoluminescence
Honda, Masahiro; Yamamoto, Naoki, E-mail: nyamamot@phys.titech.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)
2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
We have investigated the quality factor (Q-factor) of the band edge modes in the plasmonic crystal by a cathodoluminescence technique. We have found that the Q-factor at the ? point depends on the terrace width (D)/period (P) ratio of the plasmonic crystal. The finite-difference time-domain methods predict that the band edge mode at D/P?=?3/4 has a high-Q-factor (Q???250 by Palik's permittivity data and Q???530 by Johnson and Christy's data). The beam-scan spectral images allowed us to visualize the standing surface plasmon polariton waves at the band edge energies, and a high-Q-factor of ?200 was observed at D/P???3/4.
Operator-Schmidt decomposition and the geometrical edges of two-qubit gates
S. Balakrishnan; R. Sankaranarayanan
2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
Nonlocal two-qubit quantum gates are represented by canonical decomposition or equivalently by operator-Schmidt decomposition. The former decomposition results in geometrical representation such that all the two-qubit gates form tetrahedron within which perfect entanglers form a polyhedron. On the other hand, it is known from the later decomposition that Schmidt number of nonlocal gates can be either 2 or 4. In this work, some aspects of later decomposition are investigated. It is shown that two gates differing by local operations possess same set of Schmidt coefficients. Employing geometrical method, it is established that Schmidt number 2 corresponds to controlled unitary gates. Further, all the edges of tetrahedron and polyhedron are characterized using Schmidt strength, a measure of operator entanglement. It is found that one edge of the tetrahedron possesses the maximum Schmidt strength, implying that all the gates in the edge are maximally entangled.
Operator-Schmidt decomposition and the geometrical edges of two-qubit gates
Balakrishnan, S
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nonlocal two-qubit quantum gates are represented by canonical decomposition or equivalently by operator-Schmidt decomposition. The former decomposition results in geometrical representation such that all the two-qubit gates form tetrahedron within which perfect entanglers form a polyhedron. On the other hand, it is known from the later decomposition that Schmidt number of nonlocal gates can be either 2 or 4. In this work, some aspects of later decomposition are investigated. It is shown that two gates differing by local operations possess same set of Schmidt coefficients. Employing geometrical method, it is established that Schmidt number 2 corresponds to controlled unitary gates. Further, all the edges of tetrahedron and polyhedron are characterized using Schmidt strength, a measure of operator entanglement. It is found that one edge of the tetrahedron possesses the maximum Schmidt strength, implying that all the gates in the edge are maximally entangled.
Igor Romanovsky; Constantine Yannouleas; Uzi Landman
2012-10-17T23:59:59.000Z
Systematic tight-binding investigations of the electronic spectra (as a function of the magnetic field) are presented for trigonal graphene nanoflakes with reconstructed zigzag edges, where a succession of pentagons and heptagons, that is 5-7 defects, replaces the hexagons at the zigzag edge. For nanoflakes with such reczag defective edges, emphasis is placed on topological aspects and connections underlying the patterns dominating these spectra. The electronic spectra of trigonal graphene nanoflakes with reczag edge terminations exhibit certain unique features, in addition to those that are well known to appear for graphene dots with zigzag edge termination. These unique features include breaking of the particle-hole symmetry, and they are associated with nonlinear dispersion of the energy as a function of momentum, which may be interpreted as nonrelativistic behavior. The general topological features shared with the zigzag flakes include the appearance of energy gaps at zero and low magnetic fields due to finite size, the formation of relativistic Landau levels at high magnetic fields, and the presence between the Landau levels of edge states (the socalled Halperin states) associated with the integer quantum Hall effect. Topological regimes, unique to the reczag nanoflakes, appear within a stripe of negative energies E_b < E < 0, and along a separate feature forming a constant-energy line outside this stripe. The lower bound (E_b) specifying the energy stripe is independent of size. A main finding concerns the limited applicability of the continuous Dirac-Weyl equation, since the latter does not reproduce the special reczag features. (See also the extended abstract in the paper.)
Linearly polarized remote-edge luminescence in GaSe nanoslabs
Tang, Yanhao; Mandal, Krishna C; McGuire, John A; Lai, Chih-Wei
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We report highly linearly polarized remote luminescence that emerges at the cleaved edges of nanoscale gallium selenide slabs tens of micrometers away from the optical excitation spot. The remote-edge luminescence (REL) measured in the reflection geometry has a degree of linear polarization above 0.90, with polarization orientation pointing toward the photoexcitation spot. The REL is dominated by an index-guided optical mode that is linearly polarized along the crystalline $c$-axis. This luminescence is from out-of-plane dipoles that are converted from in-plane dipoles through a spin-flip process at the excitation spot.
The effects of a jet on vortex breakdown over a sharp leading-edge delta wing
Maynard, Ian Kenneth
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
THE EFFECTS OF A JET ON VORTEX BREAKDOWN OVER A SHARP LEADING-EDGE DELTA WING A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1985... Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering THE EFFECTS OF A JET ON VORTEX BREAKDOWN OVER A SHARP LEADING-EDGE DELTA WING A Thesis by IAN KENNETH MAYNARD Approved as to style and content by: Cyrus Ostowar (Chairman of Committee) Stan J Miley (M er...
TEMPEST Simulations of Collisionless Damping of Geodesic-Acoustic Mode in Edge Plasma Pedestal
Xu, X Q; Xiong, Z; Nevins, W M; McKee, G R
2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z
The fully nonlinear (full-f) 4D TEMPEST gyrokinetic continuum code produces frequency, collisionless damping of GAM and zonal flow with fully nonlinear Boltzmann electrons for the inverse aspect ratio {epsilon}-scan and the tokamak safety factor q-scan in homogeneous plasmas. The TEMPEST simulation shows that GAM exists in edge plasma pedestal for steep density and temperature gradients, and an initial GAM relaxes to the standard neoclassical residual, rather than Rosenbluth-Hinton residual due to the presence of ion-ion collisions. The enhanced GAM damping explains experimental BES measurements on the edge q scaling of the GAM amplitude.
Topological edge states in two-gap unitary systems: A transfer matrix approach
Clément Tauber; Pierre Delplace
2015-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
We construct and investigate a family of two-band unitary systems living on a cylinder geometry and presenting localized edge states. Using the transfer matrix formalism, we solve and investigate in details such states in the thermodynamic limit. Analitycity considerations then suggest the construction of a family of Riemman surfaces associated to the band structure of the system. In this picture, the corresponding edge states naturally wind around non contractile loops, defining by the way a topological invariant associated to each gap of the system.
Oxidation of step edges on vicinal 4H-SiC(0001) surfaces
Li, Wenbo; Zhu, Qiaozhi; Wang, Dejun, E-mail: dwang121@dlut.edu.cn [School of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [School of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Zhao, Jijun [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), College of Advanced Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), College of Advanced Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China)
2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z
The oxidation processes of stepped SiC(0001) surfaces are studied within the ab initio atomistic thermodynamics approach. Our calculations show that a one-dimensional -Si-O- chain structure as a precursor for oxide growth on stepped SiC surfaces is formed along the step edge, promoting further oxidation of the step edges. Following the modified Deal-Grove oxidation model, we also find that the oxidation rate at steps is higher than that at terraces by three orders of magnitude. These findings give a reasonable explanation for the oxide thickness fluctuation between the step and the terrace observed in the previous experiments.
Estimating Dual-scale Properties of Glossy Surfaces from Step-edge Lighting Chun-Po Wang
Keinan, Alon
-edge illumination from a pla- nar sample of a surface to estimate both the BRDF and the statistics of meso-scale
MyRED Registration Audit Trail Registration Audit Trail
Farritor, Shane
ID and indicate the term you wish to view. Click Search. If you don't indicate the term before you click Search, a list of applicable terms to select from will appear below. September 15, 2011 a particular course, enter the Subject Area and/or Catalog Nbr into the Filter and click Search. 1 #12;My
Roman G. Smirnov; Jin Yue
2004-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
The invariant theory of Killing tensors (ITKT) is extended by introducing the new concepts of covariants and joint invariants of (product) vector spaces of Killing tensors defined in pseudo-Riemannian spaces of constant curvature. The covariants are employed to solve the problem of classification of the orthogonal coordinate webs generated by non-trivial Killing tensors of valence two defined in the Euclidean and Minkowski planes. Illustrative examples are provided.
Edge preserving orientation adaptive filtering P. Bakker, L.J. van Vliet, P.W. Verbeek
van Vliet, Lucas J.
Introduction Noise, which is present in every real world image, hampers manual interpretation by human experts able filters [2]. Edges between domains are important features for the interpretation of images images. The natural images are seismic im ages, which are narrow banded and contain layered structures
Edge preserving orientation adaptive filtering P. Bakker, L.J. van Vliet, P.W. Verbeek
van Vliet, Lucas J.
Introduction Noise, which is present in every real world image, hampers manual interpretation by human experts- able filters [2]. Edges between domains are important features for the interpretation of images images. The natural images are seismic im- ages, which are narrow banded and contain layered structures
University of Washington Focus the Nation Notes: Science on the cutting edge panel discussion
Rigor, Ignatius G.
University of Washington Focus the Nation 1/31/2008 Notes: Science on the cutting edge panel that was not coincident with a loss of ice, and this has led scientists to look at other factors that could impact sea-ice loss. One factor that has been recently detailed via satellite and ice-buoy information is the movement
OCTOBER1997 THE LEADING EDGE 1429 Tight, low-porosity reservoirs can produce significant
Tsvankin, Ilya
reservoirs using surface seismic data is an important exploration problem that has attracted much attention impor- tant to obtain more information about fractured reser- voirs from 3-D P-wave data. AmpliOCTOBER1997 THE LEADING EDGE 1429 Tight, low-porosity reservoirs can produce significant amounts
Edge-spin accumulation in semiconductor two-dimensional hole gases RID E-5081-2010
Nomura, K.; Wunderlich, J.; Sinova, Jairo; Kaestner, B.; MacDonald, AH; Jungwirth, T.
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The controlled generation of localized spin densities is a key enabler of semiconductor spintronics In this work, we study spin Hall effect induced edge-spin accumulation in a two-dimensional hole gas with strong spin orbit interactions. We argue...
Self-similarity of the plasma edge fluctuations B. A. Carreras
van Milligen, Boudewijn
long-range dependence in plasma edge fluctuations Mandelbrot and Wallis, Water Resources Res. 4, 909 1969 . This technology has been applied to data from several confinement devices such as tokamaks, stellarators, and reversed-field pinch. The results reveal the self-similar character of the electrostatic
Dileepkumar, Ananth
2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z
The KnifeEdge Scanning Microscope (KESM) enables imaging of an entire mouse brain at sub-micrometer resolution. The data from KESM can be used in the reconstruction of neuronal and vascular structures in the mouse brain. Tracing the vascular network...
NONAXISYMMETRIC ENDWALL CONTOURING AND LEADING EDGE MODIFICATIONS ON TURBINE NOZZLE GUIDE VANES
Guiltinan, Mark
of the nozzle guide vane (NGV) and the hub endwall. It forms a smooth transition from the NGV leading edge facilities with no rotor influence or isolated annular NGV cascades. The procedure was to evaluate the new having a diameter of 91.66 cm. It has a stationary NGV assembly with 23 vanes and a High Pressure (HP
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and each can hold four 8-bit words. Eight-bits limits the leading edges to 255 and less for transitions in three groups. The first group (A) looks for a specific pattern starting in bits 9-6, the second group (B) looks at bits 5-2 and the third group (C) looks at bits 1-0. The exact pattern
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY The new Faculty of Engineering and IT building is home to world-
University of Technology, Sydney
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY The new Faculty of Engineering and IT building is home to world- leading university in the world to offer this program in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent. The Centre for Real collection of environmental and biometric sensors. WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH The Australian Research Council
Leading Edge Flow Structure of a Dynamically Pitching NACA 0012 Airfoil
Pruski, Brandon
2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
The leading edge flow structure of the NACA 0012 airfoil is experimentally investigated under dynamic stall conditions (M = 0.1; ? = 16.7?, 22.4?; Rec = 1× 10^6) using planar particle image velocimetry. The airfoil was dynamically pitched about...
Edge-Enriched Graphitic Anodes by KOH Activation for Higher Rate Capability Lithium Ion Batteries
UG-36 Edge-Enriched Graphitic Anodes by KOH Activation for Higher Rate Capability Lithium Ion Batteries D. Zakhidov,1,2 R. Sugamata,3 T. Yasue,3 T. Hayashi,3 Y. A. Kim,3 and M. Endo4 1 for Exotic Nanocarbons (JST), Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan\\ Natural graphite is the most commercially
Fast 2-D camera control, data acquisition, and database techniques for edge studies on NSTX
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Fast 2-D camera control, data acquisition, and database techniques for edge studies on NSTX W Nova Photonics, Princeton, NJ, 08543, USA Abstract Fast 2-D cameras examine a variety of important methods used to organize the fast camera data and to facilitate physics insights from it. An example
Shapefile Overlay Using a Doubly-Connected Edge List Phil Katz and Stephen St.Vincent
Danner, Andrew
Shapefile Overlay Using a Doubly-Connected Edge List Phil Katz and Stephen St.Vincent Swarthmore easily perform shapefile overlay operations: in- tersection, difference, and union. Our algorithm runs) Figure 1: Examples of shapefile overlays. (a) The original polygons in set S. Here, we have two over
Seedbed variation from the interior through the edge of a large wildfire in Alberta
Macdonald, Ellen
Seedbed variation from the interior through the edge of a large wildfire in Alberta David F. Greene of a very large (>100 000 ha) 2001 wildfire in the mixedwood boreal region of Alberta, we examined forêt mixte boréale de l'Alberta. De façon à minimiser les effets de station et de composition
Low Velocity Boron Micro-Pellet Injector For Edge And Core Impurity Transport Measurements
1 Low Velocity Boron Micro-Pellet Injector For Edge And Core Impurity Transport Measurements H. W, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 Abstract A simple Low Velocity Boron Micro-Pellet Injector has been under High velocity, pneumatic, pellet injection systems are applied routinely for injecting frozen pellets
Evolution of Landau Levels into Edge States in Graphene Guohong Li1
Andrei, Eva Y.
field), as is the case in typical graphene devices then, similar to the case in semiconductor-based 2DES,1 Evolution of Landau Levels into Edge States in Graphene Guohong Li1 , Adina Luican-Mayer1 semiconductor based two-dimensional electron systems these elegant concepts were difficult to realize because
Banerjee, Soumya Jyoti; Roy, Soumen
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
There have been many studies on malicious targeting of network nodes using degree, betweenness etc. We propose a new network metric, edge proximity, ${\\cal P}_e$, which demonstrates the importance of specific edges in a network, hitherto not captured by existing network metrics. Effects of removing edges with high ${\\cal P}_e$ might initially seem inconspicuous but is eventually shown to be very harmful for the network. When compared to existing strategies, removal of edges by ${\\cal P}_e$, leads to remarkable increase of diameter and average path length in real and random networks till the first disconnection and beyond. ${\\cal P}_e$ can be consistently used to rupture the network into two nearly equal parts, thus presenting a very potent strategy to greatly harm a network. Targeting by ${\\cal P}_e$ causes notable efficiency loss in US and European power grid. ${\\cal P}_e$ identifies proteins with essential cellular functions in protein-protein interaction networks. It pinpoints regulatory neural connections...
Leading Edge Flow Structure of a Dynamically Pitching NACA 0012 Airfoil
Pruski, Brandon
2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
The leading edge flow structure of the NACA 0012 airfoil is experimentally investigated under dynamic stall conditions (M = 0.1; ? = 16.7?, 22.4?; Rec = 1× 10^6) using planar particle image velocimetry. The airfoil was dynamically pitched about...
École Normale Supérieure
Extraction of coherent bursts from turbulent edge plasma in magnetic fusion devices using, as they determine the confinement properties of the overall plasma in the bulk region and the energy density to be handled by the limiter or divertor components in the shadowed region of the plasma, where the magnetic
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 EX/P4-1 Hydrocarbon Characteristics in Fusion Edge Plasmas from Electron- Molecule and Ion proceeding in the volume before and at the wall. Surface processes involving hydrocarbons and their ions, which are probable vacuum contaminants in plasma devices, and the role of hydrocarbon chemistry
Living on the Edge: Agriculture in Periurban Mexico City Andy Wanning
Living on the Edge: Agriculture in Periurban Mexico City Andy Wanning Spring 2014 Capstone M.S. Sustainability Management Isla Urbana installs rainwater harvesting systems in and around Mexico City so that people aren't forced to get water via... Sistema Biobolsa installs biodigesters throughout Mexico so that
Interpatch movement and edge effects: the role of behavioral responses to the landscape matrix
Cronin, James T.
are greater within a matrix composed of the introduced grass smooth brome (Bromus inermis) than a mudflat-plant patches (prairie cordgrass; Spartina pectinata) bordered by mudflat, but not in patches bordered by tracking the individual movements of planthoppers released at the edge of brome- and mudflat- bordered
Edge behaviour in a minute parasitic wasp John D. Reeve1
Cronin, James T.
of patches of its host plant prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) interspersed within a matrix of mudflat, smooth brome (Bromus inermis) and native grasses. Two edge types are common in this system, cordgrass-mudflat substrates (cordgrass, brome, mudflat). The diffusive and advective components of move- ment were
Cryogenic pellet launcher adapted for controlling of tokamak plasma edge instabilities
Lang, P. T.; Cierpka, P.; Harhausen, J.; Neuhauser, J.; Wittmann, C.; Gal, K.; Kalvin, S.; Kocsis, G.; Sarkoezi, J.; Szepesi, T.; Dorner, C.; Kauke, G. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Boltzmannstrasse 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); KFKI-RMKI, EURATOM Association, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest-114 (Hungary); Fachhochschule Regensburg, Fachbereich Maschinenbau, Galgenbergstrasse 30, 93053 Regensburg (Germany)
2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
One of the main challenges posed recently on pellet launcher systems in fusion-oriented plasma physics is the control of the plasma edge region. Strong energy bursts ejected from the plasma due to edge localized modes (ELMs) can form a severe threat for in-vessel components but can be mitigated by sufficiently frequent triggering of the underlying instabilities using hydrogen isotope pellet injection. However, pellet injection systems developed mainly for the task of ELM control, keeping the unwanted pellet fueling minimized, are still missing. Here, we report on a novel system developed under the premise of its suitability for control and mitigation of plasma edge instabilities. The system is based on the blower gun principle and is capable of combining high repetition rates up to 143 Hz with low pellet velocities. Thus, the flexibility of the accessible injection geometry can be maximized and the pellet size kept low. As a result the new system allows for an enhancement in the tokamak operation as well as for more sophisticated experiments investigating the underlying physics of the plasma edge instabilities. This article reports on the design of the new system, its main operational characteristics as determined in extensive test bed runs, and also its first test at the tokamak experiment ASDEX Upgrade.
EdgeMiner: Automatically Detecting Implicit Control Flow Transitions through the Android Framework
Chen, Yan
EdgeMiner: Automatically Detecting Implicit Control Flow Transitions through the Android Framework of Android applications. One of the building blocks that these analysis systems rely upon is the computation of a precise control flow graph. The callback mechanism provided and orchestrated by the Android framework
The dynamic response of edge clamped plates loaded by spherically expanding sand shellsq
Wadley, Haydn
The dynamic response of edge clamped plates loaded by spherically expanding sand shellsq Kumar P and water saturated sand has been investigated, both experimentally and via a particle based simulation methodology. The spherically expanding sand shell is generated by detonating a sphere of explosive surrounded
Edge stress intensity functions in 3-D anisotropic composites Zohar Yosibash a,*, Netta Omer a
Yosibash, Zohar
a , Monique Dauge b a Pearlstone Center for Aeronautical Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben of a general edge) is of major engineering inter- est. The mathematical complexity of the 3-D anisotropic), nettao@bgu.ac.il (N. Omer), Monique.Dauge@univ-rennes1.fr (M. Dauge). www
Medical Device Interoperability to Enable Systems Solutions at the Sharp Edge of Healthcare
Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"
and interoperability of electronic medical devices could lead to important advances in patient safety and patient care1 Medical Device Interoperability to Enable Systems Solutions at the Sharp Edge of Healthcare highlights C I M I T Julian M. Goldman, MD Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Depts
The Green's function BEM for bimaterial solids applied to edge stress concentration problems
Denda, Mitsunori "Mitch"
The Green's function BEM for bimaterial solids applied to edge stress concentration problems M of the line forces and dislocation dipoles over its boundary. The fundamental solutions used are the Green continuity conditions there are automatically satisfied by the Green's functions. The BEM will be applied
PPPL-3464 PPPL-3464 Visible Imaging of Edge Turbulence in NSTX
in Calendar Year 2000. The home page for PPPL Reports and Publications is: http://www.pppl.gov/pub_report/ DOE have shown that the visible light emission from the plasma edge as measured on a microsecond timescale-10 cm). These light fluctuations are thought to be due to the rapid excitation of the neutral atoms
Characterization of the frequency ranges of the plasma edge fluctuation spectra
van Milligen, Boudewijn
Characterization of the frequency ranges of the plasma edge fluctuation spectra B. A. Carreras Oak ranges characterized by a power dependence. Three main regions can be identified. For the intermediate frequency region. This range is characterized by a de- cay index close to 1. This dependence was noticed
Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Edges in Models of Shear Flow
Lebovitz, Norman
Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Edges in Models of Shear Flow Norman)). The latter problem is ap- proached theoretically by considering first a laminar shear flow (plane Couette of the laminar flow. This places particular importance on understanding the nature of the boundary of the basin
H e a v y o i l 1116 The Leading Edge September 2008
H e a v y o i l 1116 The Leading Edge September 2008 Modeling studies of heavy oil--in between solid and fluid properties Rocks filled with heavy oil do not comply with established theories for porous media. Heavy oils demonstrate a blend of both purely viscous and purely elastic properties, also
H e a v y o i l 1108 The Leading Edge September 2008
H e a v y o i l 1108 The Leading Edge September 2008 Seismic properties of heavy oils--measured data Seismic techniques hold great potential for characterization and recovery monitoring of heavy oil reservoirs. However, to be more effective, we must understand the seismic properties of the heavy oils
1340 The Leading Edge October 2008 SAGE celebrates 25 years of learning geophysics by
1340 The Leading Edge October 2008 SAGE celebrates 25 years of learning geophysics by doing geophysics The increasing world demand and record-high costs for energy and mineral resources, along and educators we must seriously ask if our geophysics pipeline can adequately address this crisis. One program
A FLASH-FLOODING STORM AT THE STEEP EDGE OF HIGH
Houze Jr., Robert A.
A FLASH-FLOODING STORM AT THE STEEP EDGE OF HIGH TERRAIN Disaster in the Himalayas by Kristen L. rasmussen and robert a. Houze Jr. A lethal flash flood inundated a town when moist airflow from the lowlands the catastrophic slow-rise flooding of the Indus River in Pakistan in late July 2010 (Houze et al. 2011), flooding
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dendrochronological database was created to determine periods of establishment, which were then regressed against reindeer (Rangifer tarandus, L.) population data and historical climate data. Vegetation classifications were also created and analyzed to determine...
TREE TRAILS Annual Benefits Breakdown
runoff and help regulate stream flows. Water runoff from surfaces like roadways and parking lots wash and other health issues. Leaves also help remove dust and other matter from the air, then rain washes of a car driven 500 miles Generates 260 pounds of oxygen Retains 1000 gallons of rainwater Provides a home
Cooking with Trail Mix (Spanish)
Anding, Jenna
2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
Life Communications, El Sistema Texas A&M Las publicaciones de Texas AgriLife Extension se pueden encontrar en Internet en: http://AgriLifebookstore.org Los programas educativos de Texas AgriLife Extension Service est?n disponibles para todas las personas, sin...
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Cooking with Trail Mix (Spanish)
Anding, Jenna
2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
Life Communications, El Sistema Texas A&M Las publicaciones de Texas AgriLife Extension se pueden encontrar en Internet en: http://AgriLifebookstore.org Los programas educativos de Texas AgriLife Extension Service est?n disponibles para todas las personas, sin...
On the non-stiffness of edge transport in L-mode tokamak plasmas
Sauter, O.; Brunner, S.; Kim, D.; Merlo, G.; Behn, R.; Coda, S.; Duval, B. P.; Federspiel, L.; Goodman, T. P.; Karpushov, A.; Merle, A.; Team, TCV, E-mail: olivier.sauter@epfl.ch [Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association EURATOM-Confédération Suisse, EPFL, PPB-Ecublens, 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Camenen, Y. [CNRS, UMR 7345, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille (France)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Transport analyses using first-principle turbulence codes and 11/2 -D transport codes usually study radial transport properties between the tokamak plasma magnetic axis and a normalized minor radius around 0.8. In this region, heat transport shows significantly stiff properties resulting in temperature scalelength values (R?L{sub T}) that are relatively independent of the level of the radial heat flux. We have studied experimentally in the tokamak à configuration variable [F. Hofmann et al., Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 36, B277 (1994)] the radial electron transport properties of the edge region, close to the last closed flux surface, namely, between ?{sub V}=?(V/V{sub edge})=0.8 to 1. It is shown that electron transport is not stiff in this region and high R?L{sub Te} values (?20–40) can be attained even for L-mode confinement. We can define a “pedestal” location, already in L-mode regimes, where the transport characteristics change from constant logarithmic gradient, inside ?{sub V}?=?0.8, to constant gradient between 0.8 and 1.0. In particular, we demonstrate, with well resolved T{sub e} and n{sub e} profiles, that the confinement improvement with plasma current I{sub p}, with or without auxiliary heating, is due to this non-stiff edge region. This new result is used to explain the significant confinement improvement observed with negative triangularity, which could not be explained by theory to date. Preliminary local gyrokinetic simulations are now consistent with an edge, less stiff, region that is more sensitive to triangularity than further inside. We also show that increasing the electron cyclotron heating power increases the edge temperature inverse scalelength, in contrast to the value in the main plasma region. The dependence of confinement on density in ohmic plasmas is also studied and brings new insight in the understanding of the transition between linear and saturated confinement regimes, as well as of the density limit and appearance of a 2/1 tearing mode. The results presented in this paper provide an important new perspective with regards to radial transport in tokamak plasmas which goes beyond L-mode plasmas and explains some previous puzzling results. It is proposed that understanding the transport properties in this edge non-stiff region will also help in understanding the improved and high confinement edge properties.
Spectrally narrowed leaky waveguide edge emission and transient electrluminescent dynamics of OLEDs
Zhengqing, Gan
2010-05-16T23:59:59.000Z
In summary, there are two major research works presented in this dissertation. The first research project (Chapter 4) is spectrally narrowed edge emission from Organic Light Emitting Diodes. The second project (Chapter 5) is about transient electroluminescent dynamics in OLEDs. Chapter 1 is a general introduction of OLEDs. Chapter 2 is a general introduction of organic semiconductor lasers. Chapter 3 is a description of the thermal evaporation method for OLED fabrication. The detail of the first project was presented in Chapter 4. Extremely narrowed spectrum was observed from the edge of OLED devices. A threshold thickness exists, above which the spectrum is narrow, and below which the spectrum is broad. The FWHM of spectrum depends on the material of the organic thin films, the thickness of the organic layers, and length of the OLED device. A superlinear relationship between the output intensity of the edge emission and the length of the device was observed, which is probably due to the misalignment of the device edge and the optical fiber detector. The original motivation of this research is for organic semiconductor laser that hasn't been realized due to the extremely high photon absorption in OLED devices. Although we didn't succeed in fabricating an electrically pumped organic laser diode, we made a comprehensive research in edge emission of OLEDs which provides valuable results in understanding light distribution and propagation in OLED devices. Chapter 5 focuses on the second project. A strong spike was observed at the falling edge of a pulse, and a long tail followed. The spike was due to the recombination of correlated charge pair (CCP) created by trapped carriers in guest molecules of the recombination zone. When the bias was turned off, along with the decreasing of electric field in the device, the electric field induced quenching decreases and the recombination rate of the CCP increases which result in the spike. This research project provides a profound understanding of the EL dynamics of OLED, and the theoretical model can fit and explain the experiment data quite well. For the edge emission, we focused on the spectrum and the relative intensity of the edge emission. In the future, more research can be done on the comparison of the intensity between the total edge emission and the surface emission which will give us a sense what fraction of light was trapped in the device. Micro structures can be integrated into the OLED such as DFB and DBR, the character of edge emission should be very interesting. For the transient spike, the CCP model can give a good explanation. But in the model, the effect of the electric field change is not included, because from the start point (t=0), we assume the mobility of carriers is a constant. If we consider the details of the change of the electric field, then when turning of the bias, the decrease of the electric field results in decrease of the carrier mobility and the dissociation rate. If we can add the electric field effect into the model, the whole theory will be more convincing.
Measurement of Molecular Deuterium Fluxes in the DIII-D Edge
Hollmann, E; Brezinsek, S; Brooks, N; Groth, M; Lisgo, S; McLean, A; Pigarov, A Y; Rudakov, D
2005-06-24T23:59:59.000Z
In hydrogen-fueled tokamak discharges, the distribution of molecular hydrogen (or deuterium) in the plasma edge region plays a central role in edge fueling, affecting pedestal shape and core density control [1]. In addition to its role in edge fueling, molecular hydrogen is important for plasma edge atomic physics. An example of this is the enhancement of plasma volume recombination known to occur in the presence of vibrationally-excited hydrogen molecules via conversion of H{sup +} ions into molecular ions such as H{sub 2}{sup +} and H{sub 3}{sup +} [2]. Here, measurements of the D{sub 2} molecule flux into the far edge/scrape-off layer (SOL) of the DIII-D tokamak are made using passive visible spectroscopy of the D{sub 2} diagonal Fulcher band (3p-2s triplet Q-branch) line emission over the range {lambda} = 600.640 nm [3]. L-mode, lower-single-null discharges are studied. A multi-chord visible spectrometer with views of both lower divertor legs and the main chamber is used [4]. A schematic of the spectrometer view chords used here, as well as typical magnetic flux surfaces, midplane probe location, and Thomson scattering view locations, are shown in Fig. 1. As a convenient variable to describe the location of each view chord, the poloidal angle {theta} of the corresponding emission volume is used (Fig. 1). Each view chord crosses the SOL twice; in the case of the upper view chords and lower view chords, the emission from the SOL closer to the lower divertor is expected to dominate the measured signal. In the case of the midplane view chord, lineshape (Zeeman splitting) analysis of the D{sub {alpha}} line indicates that the received emission is typically dominated by the inner wall SOL (over the outer wall SOL by {approx} 2-8x).
Zuschin, Martin
Effects of a high-risk environment on edge-drilling behavior: inference from Recent bivalves from the Red Sea Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Martin Zuschin, and Adam Tomasov´ych Abstract.--Edge-drilling is an unusual predation pattern in which a predatory gastropod drills a hole on the commissure between
Ghosh, Sandip
Edge-emission electroluminescence study of as-grown vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser 22 April 2000 We report polarized edge- and front-emission electroluminescence studies on red on pieces of as-grown wafers using indiumtinoxide-coated glass electrodes. The front-emission spectra
Curvature and Tachibana numbers
Stepanov, Sergey E [Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow (Russian Federation)
2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z
The aim of this paper is to define the rth Tachibana number t{sub r} of an n-dimensional compact oriented Riemannian manifold as the dimension of the space of conformally Killing r-forms, for r=1,2,...,n-1. We also describe properties of these numbers, by analogy with properties of the Betti numbers b{sub r} of a compact oriented Riemannian manifold. Bibliography: 25 titles.
Nonlinear three-mode interaction and drift-wave turbulence in a tokamak edge plasma
Batista, A.M.; Caldas, I.L.; Lopes, S.R.; Viana, R.L.; Horton, W.; Morrison, P.J. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Parana, 81531-990, Curitiba, Parana (Brazil); Department of Physics and Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 78712 (United States)
2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
A three-wave interaction model with quadratic nonlinearities and linear growth/decay rates is used to investigate the occurrence of drift-wave turbulence driven by pressure gradients in the edge plasma of a tokamak. Model parameters are taken from a typical set of measurements of the floating electrostatic potential in the tokamak edge region. Some aspects of the temporal dynamics exhibited by the three-wave interaction model are investigated, with special emphasis on a chaotic regime found for a wide range of the wave decay rate. An intermittent transition from periodic to chaotic behavior is observed and some statistical properties, such as the interburst and laminar length interval durations, are explored.
Plot/SurfW: Plotting Utility for EDGE2D Output
W.M. Davis and J.D. Strachan
2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z
This report describes a utility that was developed to display EDGE2D results. The utility is focused on results that relate to impurity density, velocity, and particle fluxes in the SOL and divertor. Due to the complicated nature of 2D impurity sources, the concentration of the thermal force near the separatrix and near the divertor entrance, the impurity flow pattern and impurity densities are not necessarily easy to visualize. Thus, we wanted a utility that allowed simple and quick visualization of the impurity behavior. In order to achieve this we overlaid the divertor hardware for plots inside the divertor and we expanded the appearance of the main chamber SOL by plotting distance along the field lines vs. SOL depth with the density (or velocity or flux or other quantity) the false colour. Also, we allowed for the plotted variable to be a function of the other EDGE2D result variables. __________________________________________________
Leung, Kevin
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The applied potential governs lithium-intercalation and electrode passivation reactions in lithium ion batteries, but are challenging to calibrate in condensed phase DFT calculations. In this work, the "anode potential" of charge-neutral lithium-intercalated graphite (LiC(6)) with oxidized edge planes is computed as a function of Li-content n(Li)) at edge planes, using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD), a previously introduced Li+ transfer free energy method, and the experimental Li+/Li(s) value as reference. The voltage assignments are corroborated using explicit electron transfer from fluoroethylene carbonate radical anion markers. PF6- is shown to decompose electrochemically (i.e., not just thermally) at low potentials imposed by our voltage calibration technique. We demonstrate that excess electrons reside in localized states-in-the-gap in the organic carbonate liquid region, which is not semiconductor-like (band-state-like) as widely assumed in the literature.
Effect of non-diffusive processes on transport and its interpretation in the tokamak plasma edge
Stacey, Weston M. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
An interpretive methodology improved to account for two non-diffusive transport mechanisms—particle pinch and ion orbit loss—was applied to interpret the difference in transport (i) between a discharge with Resonance Magnetic Perturbations and a High confinement mode discharge with otherwise identical operating parameters and (ii) between the Low confinement and High confinement phases of a discharge free of Edge Localized Modes. Differences in particle and energy diffusion coefficients and in the particle pinch were inferred from the experimental data, and the inferred experiment thermal diffusion coefficients were compared with various theoretical predictions. The effect of taking ion orbit loss into account in the interpretation was quantified, and the possible relation of ion orbit loss to the observed transport “edge shortfall” is discussed.
Shape-controlled orientation and assembly of colloids with sharp edges in nematic liquid crystals
Daniel A. Beller; Mohamed A. Gharbi; Iris B. Liu
2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
The assembly of colloids in nematic liquid crystals via topological defects has been extensively studied for spherical particles, and investigations of other colloid shapes have revealed a wide array of new assembly behaviors. We show, using Landau-de Gennes numerical modeling, that nematic defect configurations and colloidal assembly can be strongly influenced by fine details of colloid shape, in particular the presence of sharp edges. For cylinder, microbullet, and cube colloid geometries, we obtain the particles' equilibrium alignment directions and effective pair interaction potentials as a function of simple shape parameters. We find that defects pin at sharp edges, and that the colloid consequently orients at an oblique angle relative to the far-field nematic director that depends on the colloid's shape. This shape-dependent alignment, which we confirm in experimental measurements, raises the possibility of selecting self-assembly outcomes for colloids in liquid crystals by tuning particle geometry.
SXR-XUV Diagnostics for Edge and Core of Magnetically Confined Plasmas
Stutman, Dan [Johns Hopkins University
2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z
The present report summarizes the results obtained during a one-year extension of DoE grant “SXR-XUV Diagnostics for Edge and Core of Magnetically Confined Plasmas”, at Johns Hopkins University, aimed at completing the development of a new type of magnetic fusion plasma diagnostic, the XUV Transmission Grating Imaging Radiometer (TGIR). The TGIR enables simultaneous spatially and spectrally resolved measurements of the XUV/VUV radiated power from impurities in fusion plasmas, with high speed. The instrument was successfully developed and qualified in the laboratory and in experiments on a tokamak. Its future applications will be diagnostic of the impurity content and transport in the divertor and edge of advanced magnetic fusion experiments, such as NSTX Upgrade.
Wang Fei; Zhao Xuezeng [School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Li Ning [Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, Shanghai 201209 (China)
2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a multiscale characterization method for line edge roughness (LER) based on redundant second generation wavelet transform. This method involves decomposing LER characteristics into independent bands with different spatial frequency components at different scales, and analyzing the reconstructed signals to work out the roughness exponent, the spatial frequency distribution characteristics, as well as the rms value. The effect of noise can be predicted using detailed signals in the minimum space of scale. This method was applied to numerical profiles for validation. Results show that according to the line edge profiles with similar amplitudes, the roughness exponent R can effectively reflect the degree of irregularity of LER and intuitively provide information on LER spatial frequency distribution.
LIGHT SUBGRAPHS IN PLANAR GRAPHS OF MINIMUM DEGREE 4 AND EDGE-DEGREE 9
Mohar, Bojan
LIGHT SUBGRAPHS IN PLANAR GRAPHS OF MINIMUM DEGREE 4 AND EDGE-DEGREE 9 B. MOHAR , R. SKREKOVSKI vertices of degree 4 are adjacent. A graph H is light in G if there is a constant w such that every graph is w. Then we also write w(H) w. It is proved that the cycle Cs is light if and only if 3 s 6, where
On gas desorption from the tokamak first wall during edge localized modes
Marenkov, E. D., E-mail: edmarenkov@gmail.com [National Nuclear Research University Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Smirnov, R. D.; Krasheninnikov, S. I. [University of California, San Diego (United States)] [University of California, San Diego (United States)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
The effect of gas desorption from the tokamak first wall on the pedestal recovery in the H-mode after an edge-localized-mode burst is considered. Results of FACE code simulations of hydrogen desorption from a beryllium wall are presented. It is found that the wall has a significant effect on plasma processes only at sufficiently low temperatures (of about 400 K), which agrees with qualitative estimates obtained earlier in the zero-dimensional approximation.
Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope Mouse Brain Atlas In Vector Graphics For Enhanced Performance
Choi, Jinho
2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z
KNIFE-EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPE MOUSE BRAIN ATLAS IN VECTOR GRAPHICS FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE A Thesis by JINHO CHOI Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE Chair of Committee, Yoonsuck Choe Committee Members, John Keyser Louise Abbott Department Head, Duncan M. \\Hank" Walker August 2013 Major Subject: Computer Science Copyright 2013 Jinho Choi ABSTRACT The microstructure...
In situ tomography of femtosecond optical beams with a holographic knife-edge
Strohaber, James; Kaya, G; N, Kay; Hart, Nathan; Kolomenskii, Alexander; Paulus, Gerhard; Schuessler, Hans
2011-07-18T23:59:59.000Z
? that are mechanically difficult or impossible to reproduce. We test our method by holographically knife-edging and tomographically reconstructing both continuous wave and broadband radiation in transverse optical modes. ?2011 Optical Society of America OCIS codes... the sign of the angular dispersion causing the dispersed broadband beam to exhibit a zero amount of spatial dispersion at the position of the second grating [13]. At all other positions within the setup, except at the position of the first grating...
Fully Nonlinear Edge Gyrokinetic Simulations of Kinetic Geodesic-Acoustic Modes and Boundary Flows
Xu, X Q; Belli, E; Bodi, K; Candy, J; Chang, C S; Cohen, B I; Cohen, R H; Colella, P; Dimits, A M; Dorr, M R; Gao, Z; Hittinger, J A; Ko, S; Krasheninnikov, S; McKee, G R; Nevins, W M; Rognlien, T D; Snyder, P B; Suh, J; Umansky, M V
2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z
We present edge gyrokinetic neoclassical simulations of tokamak plasmas using the fully nonlinear (full-f) continuum code TEMPEST. A nonlinear Boltzmann model is used for the electrons. The electric field is obtained by solving the 2D gyrokinetic Poisson Equation. We demonstrate the following: (1) High harmonic resonances (n > 2) significantly enhance geodesic-acoustic mode (GAM) damping at high-q (tokamak safety factor), and are necessary to explain both the damping observed in our TEMPEST q-scans and experimental measurements of the scaling of the GAM amplitude with edge q{sub 95} in the absence of obvious evidence that there is a strong q dependence of the turbulent drive and damping of the GAM. (2) The kinetic GAM exists in the edge for steep density and temperature gradients in the form of outgoing waves, its radial scale is set by the ion temperature profile, and ion temperature inhomogeneity is necessary for GAM radial propagation. (3) The development of the neoclassical electric field evolves through different phases of relaxation, including GAMs, their radial propagation, and their long-time collisional decay. (4) Natural consequences of orbits in the pedestal and scrape-off layer region in divertor geometry are substantial non-Maxwellian ion distributions and flow characteristics qualitatively like those observed in experiments.
PROGRESS IN QUANTIFYING THE EDGE PHYSICS OF H-MODE REGIME IN DIII-D
R.J. GROEBNER; D.R. BAKER; J.A. BOEDO; K.H. BURRELL; T.N. CARLSTROM; R.D. DERANIAN; E.J. DOYLE; J.R. FERRON; P. GOHIL; G.R. MOYER; C.L. RETTIG; T.L. RHODES; D.M. THOMAS; T.H. OSBORNE; W.P. WEST
2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Edge conditions in DIII-D are being quantified in order to provide insight into the physics of the H-mode regime. Electron temperature is not the key parameter that controls the L-H transition. Gradients of edge temperature and pressure are much more promising candidates for such parameters. The quality of H-mode confinement is strongly correlated with the height of the H-mode pedestal for the pressure. The gradient of the pressure appears to be controlled by MHD modes, in particular by kink-ballooning modes with finite mode number n. For a wide variety of discharges, the width of the barrier is well described with a relationship that is proportional to ({beta}{sub p}{sup ped}){sup 1/2}. An attractive regime of confinement has been discovered which provides steady-state operation with no ELMs, low impurity content and normal H-mode confinement. A coherent edge MHD-mode evidently provides adequate particle transport to control the plasma density and impurity content while permitting the pressure pedestal to remain almost identical to that observed in ELMing discharges.
Alexander Carmele; Markus Heyl; Christina Kraus; Marcello Dalmonte
2015-07-22T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the resilience of symmetry-protected topological edge states at the boundaries of Kitaev chains in the presence of a bath which explicitly introduces symmetry-breaking terms. Specifically, we focus on single-particle losses and gains, violating the protecting parity symmetry, which could generically occur in realistic scenarios. In homogeneous systems, we show that the Majorana mode decays exponentially fast. However, we find that it is possible to substantially increase its life-time by eliminating the dissipative dynamics close to the edges. Most importantly, we demonstrate that the Majorana mode can be further stabilized by the inclusion of disorder where the decay of the Majorana converts into a stretched exponential form implying an exponential gain in stability compared to the homogeneous case. In particular, for pure loss dynamics we find a universal exponent $\\alpha \\simeq 2/3$. We show that this holds both in the Anderson and many-body localized regimes. Our results thus provide a concrete recipe to stabilize edge states even in the presence of symmetry-breaking environments.
The pinch of cold ions from recycling in the tokamak edge pedestal
Wan Weigang; Parker, Scott E.; Chen Yang [Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Park, Gun-Young [National Fusion Research Institute, 113 Gwahangno, Yuseong-Gu, DaeJeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Chang, Choong-Seock [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Stotler, Daren [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)
2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We apply the ''natural fueling mechanism'' [W. Wan, S. E. Parker, Y. Chen, and F. W. Perkins, Phys. Plasmas 17, 040701 (2010)] to the edge pedestal. The natural fueling mechanism is where cold ions naturally pinch radially inward for a heat-flux dominated plasma. It is shown from neoclassical-neutral transport coupled simulations that the recycling neutrals and the associated source ions are colder than the main ions in the edge pedestal. These recycling source ions will pinch radially inward due to microturbulence. Gyrokinetic turbulence simulations indicate that near the top of the pedestal, the pinch velocity of the recycling source ions is much higher than the main ion outgoing flow velocity. The turbulent pinch of the recycling source ions may play a role in the edge pedestal transport and dynamics. The cold ion temperature significantly enhances the pinch velocity of the recycling source ions near to the pedestal top. Neoclassical calculations show a cold ion pinch in the pedestal as well.
Disruption avoidance in the SINP-Tokamak by means of electrode-biasing at the plasma edge
Basu, Debjyoti [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF-Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, WB (India) [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF-Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, WB (India); Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares-UNAM, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Pal, Rabindranath [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF-Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, WB (India)] [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF-Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, WB (India); Martinell, Julio J. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares-UNAM, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)] [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares-UNAM, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Ghosh, Joydeep; Chattopadhyay, Prabal K. [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (India)
2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Control of plasma disruption by a biased edge electrode is reported in SINP-Tokamak. The features that characterize a plasma disruption are reduced with increasing bias potential. The disruption can be completely suppressed with the concomitant stabilization of observed MHD modes that are allegedly precursors of the disruption. An m = 3/n = 1 tearing mode, which apparently causes disruption can be stabilized when a negative biasing potential is applied near the edge. These changes in the disruptive behavior with edge biasing are hypothesized to be due to changes in the current density profile.
Zhang, Xi [Institute of Nanosurface Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060 (China); NOVITAS, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Wang, Chao; Diao, Dongfeng, E-mail: dfdiao@szu.edu.cn [Institute of Nanosurface Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Sun, Chang Q [NOVITAS, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)
2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we clarified a robust mechanism of magnetism generated by excess electrons captured by edge-quantum well of diamagnetic armchair edges. Consistency between density functional theory calculations and electron cyclotron resonance experiments verified that: (1) Multi-layer armchair nanoribbons are stable with proper amounts of excess electrons which can provide net spin; (2) Since under-coordination induces lattice relaxation and potential well modulation, electrons tend to be trapped at edges; and (3) Neither large amount of excess electrons nor positive charges can induce magnetism. This work shed light on the development of graphene devices in its magnetic applications.
Baes, Maarten
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
MNRAS 451, 62466257 (2015) doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1104 Dust energy balance study of two edge- eral nearby edge-on galaxies have found an apparent inconsistency in the dust energy balance by an average factor of 3. We investigate the dust energy balance for IC 4225 and NGC 5166, two edge-on spiral
Sheldon, Nathan D.
"The Dangerous Edge of Things": John Webster's Bosola in Context & Performance © John F Buckingham May 2011 #12;"The Dangerous Edge of Things": John Webster's Bosola in Context & Performance © John F, this is always clearly stated. Signed: ______________________ Date: 18th May 2011 #12;"The Dangerous Edge
Probing single magnon excitations in Sr?IrO? using O K-edge resonant inelastic x-ray scattering
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Liu, X. [Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Beijing National Lab. for Condensed Matter Physics (BNLCP-CAS); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing (China); Dean, M. P. M. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Liu, J. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Chiuzbaian, S. G. [Sorbonne Univ., Paris (France); Synchrotron SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin (France); Jaouen, N. [Synchrotron SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin (France); Nicolaou, A. [Synchrotron SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin (France); Yin, W. G. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rayan Serrao, C. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Ramesh, R. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Ding, H. [Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Beijing National Lab. for Condensed Matter Physics (BNLCP-CAS); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing (China); Hill, J. P. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
Resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) at the L-edge of transition metal elements is now commonly used to probe single magnon excitations. Here we show that single magnon excitations can also be measured with RIXS at the K-edge of the surrounding ligand atoms when the center heavy metal elements have strong spin-orbit coupling. This is demonstrated with oxygen K-edge RIXS experiments on the perovskite Sr?IrO?, where low energy peaks from single magnon excitations were observed. This new application of RIXS has excellent potential to be applied to a wide range of magnetic systems based on heavy elements, for which the L-edge RIXS energy resolutions in the hard X-ray region is usually poor.
Yeary, Mark Bradley
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this research was to design a spatial domain convolution filter capable of directional edge detection which has a specific relationship to a pre-defined filter in the frequency domain. Nobody has designed a directional filter...
Seo, Janghoon; Choe, W. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Chang, C. S.; Ku, S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Kwon, J. M. [National Fusion Research institute, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Müller, Stefan H. [Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching 85748 (Germany); Center for Energy Research, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)
2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Fluid Reynolds stress from turbulence has usually been considered to be responsible for the anomalous toroidal momentum transport in tokamak plasma. Experiment by Müller et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 115001 (2011)], however, reported that neither the observed edge rotation profile nor the inward momentum transport phenomenon at the edge region of an H-mode plasma could be explained by the fluid Reynolds stress measured with reciprocating Langmuir-probe. The full-function gyrokinetic code XGC1 is used to explain, for the first time, Müller et al.'s experimental observations. It is discovered that, unlike in the plasma core, the fluid Reynolds stress from turbulence is not sufficient for momentum transport physics in plasma edge. The “turbulent neoclassical” physics arising from the interaction between kinetic neoclassical orbit dynamics and plasma turbulence is key in the tokamak edge region across the plasma pedestal into core.
Access to a New Plasma Edge State with High Density and Pressures using Quiescent H-mode
Solomon, Wayne M. [PPPL; Snyder, P. B. [2General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608, USA; Burrell, K. H. [2General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608, USA; Fenstermacher, M. E. [LLNL; Garofalo, A. M. [2General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608, USA; Grierson, B. A. [PPPL; Loarte, A. [ITER; McKee, G. R. [5University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA; Nazikian, R [PPPL; Osborne, T. H. [2General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608, USA
2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A path to a new high performance regime has been discovered in tokamaks that could improve the attractiveness of a fusion reactor. Experiments on DIII-D using a quiescent H-mode edge have navigated a valley of improved edge peeling-ballooning stability that opens up with strong plasma shaping at high density, leading to a doubling of the edge pressure over standard edge localized mode (ELM)ing H-mode at these parameters. The thermal energy confinement time increases both as a result of the increased pedestal height and improvements in the core transport and reduced low-k turbulence. Calculations of the pedestal height and width as a function of density using constraints imposed by peeling-ballooning and kinetic-ballooning theory are in quantitative agreement with the measurements.
Yeary, Mark Bradley
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this research was to design a spatial domain convolution filter capable of directional edge detection which has a specific relationship to a pre-defined filter in the frequency domain. Nobody has designed a directional filter...
Development of a gamma-ray detector with iridium transition edge sensor coupled to a Pb absorber
Leman, Steven W.
We have recently started to develop a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer for material defect analysis. Our gamma-ray detector is a microcalorimeter consisting of an iridium/gold bilayer transition edge sensor (TES) ...
Igor Romanovsky; Constantine Yannouleas; Uzi Landman
2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the way that the degenerate manifold of midgap edge states in quasicircular graphene quantum dots with zig-zag boundaries supports, under free-magnetic-field conditions, strongly correlated many-body behavior analogous to the fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE), familiar from the case of semiconductor heterostructures in high magnetic fields. Systematic exact-diagonalization (EXD) numerical studies are presented for the first time for 5 graphene REMs exhibit in all instances a single (0,N) polygonal-ring molecular (crystalline) structure, with all the electrons localized on the edge. Disruptions in the zig-zag boundary condition along the circular edge act effectively as impurities that pin the electron molecule, yielding single-particle densities with broken rotational symmetry that portray directly the azimuthal localization of the edge electrons.
Zhang, Guangyu
Graphene Edge Lithography Guibai Xie, Zhiwen Shi, Rong Yang, Donghua Liu, Wei Yang, Meng Cheng: Fabrication of graphene nanostructures is of importance for both investigating their intrinsic physical approach for graphene nanostructures. Compared with conventional lithographic fabrication techniques
Many body localization and quantum non-ergodicity in a model with a single-particle mobility edge
Xiaopeng Li; Sriram Ganeshan; J. H. Pixley; S. Das Sarma
2015-08-18T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate many body localization in the presence of a single particle mobility edge. By considering an interacting deterministic model with an incommensurate potential in one dimension we find that the single particle mobility edge in the noninteracting system leads to a many body mobility edge in the corresponding interacting system for certain parameter regimes. Using exact diagonalization, we probe the mobility edge via energy resolved entanglement entropy (EE) and study the energy resolved applicability (or failure) of the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH). Our numerical results indicate that the transition separating area and volume law scaling of the EE does not coincide with the non-thermal to thermal transition. Consequently, there exists an extended non-ergodic phase for an intermediate energy window where the many body eigenstates violate the ETH while manifesting volume law EE scaling. We also establish that the model possesses an infinite temperature many body localization transition despite the existence of a single particle mobility edge. We propose a practical scheme to test our predictions in atomic optical lattice experiments which can directly probe the effects of the mobility edge.
The Network Completion Problem: Inferring Missing Nodes and Edges in Networks
Kim, M; Leskovec, J
2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
Network structures, such as social networks, web graphs and networks from systems biology, play important roles in many areas of science and our everyday lives. In order to study the networks one needs to first collect reliable large scale network data. While the social and information networks have become ubiquitous, the challenge of collecting complete network data still persists. Many times the collected network data is incomplete with nodes and edges missing. Commonly, only a part of the network can be observed and we would like to infer the unobserved part of the network. We address this issue by studying the Network Completion Problem: Given a network with missing nodes and edges, can we complete the missing part? We cast the problem in the Expectation Maximization (EM) framework where we use the observed part of the network to fit a model of network structure, and then we estimate the missing part of the network using the model, re-estimate the parameters and so on. We combine the EM with the Kronecker graphs model and design a scalable Metropolized Gibbs sampling approach that allows for the estimation of the model parameters as well as the inference about missing nodes and edges of the network. Experiments on synthetic and several real-world networks show that our approach can effectively recover the network even when about half of the nodes in the network are missing. Our algorithm outperforms not only classical link-prediction approaches but also the state of the art Stochastic block modeling approach. Furthermore, our algorithm easily scales to networks with tens of thousands of nodes.
Orbital dynamics of three-dimensional bars: III. Boxy/Peanut edge-on profiles
P. A. Patis; Ch. Skokos; E. Athanassoula
2002-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
We present families, and sets of families, of periodic orbits that provide building blocks for boxy and peanut (hereafter b/p) edge-on profiles. We find cases where the b/p profile is confined to the central parts of the model and cases where a major fraction of the bar participates in this morphology. A b/p feature can be built either by 3D families associated with 3D bifurcations of the x1 family, or, in some models, even by families related with the z-axis orbits and existing over large energy intervals. The {\\sf `X'} feature observed inside the boxy bulges of several edge-on galaxies can be attributed to the peaks of successive x1v1 orbits (Skokos et al. 2002a, hereafter paper I), provided their stability allows it. However in general, the x1v1 family has to overcome the obstacle of a S\\ar\\D\\ar S transition in order to support the structure of a b/p feature. Other families that can be the backbones of b/p features are x1v4 and z3.1s. The morphology and the size of the boxy or peanut-shaped structures we find in our models is determined by the presence and stability of the families that support b/p features. The present study favours the idea that the observed edge-on profiles are the imprints of families of periodic orbits that can be found in appropriately chosen Hamiltonian systems, describing the potential of the bar.
DEEP CHANDRA OBSERVATIONS OF EDGES AND BUBBLES IN THE NGC 5846 GALAXY GROUP
Machacek, Marie E.; Jerius, Diab; Kraft, Ralph; Forman, William R.; Jones, Christine; Randall, Scott [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Giacintucci, Simona [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2421 (United States); Sun Ming, E-mail: mmachacek@cfa.harvard.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (United States)
2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
We use a combined 120 ks Chandra exposure to analyze X-ray edges produced by non-hydrostatic gas motions (sloshing) from galaxy collisions, and cavities formed by active galactic nucleus (AGN) activity. Evidence for gas sloshing is seen in the spiral morphology and multiple cold front edges in NGC 5846's X-ray surface brightness distribution, while the lack of spiral structure in the temperature map suggests that the perturbing interaction was not in the plane of the sky. Density and spectral modeling across the edges indicate that the relative motion of gas in the cold fronts is at most transonic. Evidence for AGN activity is seen in two inner bubbles at 0.6 kpc, filled with 5 GHz and 1.5 GHz radio plasma and coincident with H{alpha} emission, and in a ghost bubble at 5.2 kpc west of NGC 5846's nucleus. The outburst energy and ages for the inner (ghost) bubbles are {approx}10{sup 55} erg and {approx}2 Myr ({approx}5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 55} erg and 12 Myr), respectively, implying an AGN duty cycle of 10 Myr. The inner bubble rims are threaded with nine knots, whose total 0.5-2 keV X-ray luminosity is 0.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 40} erg s{sup -1}, a factor {approx}2-3 less than that of the surrounding rims, and 0.7 keV mean temperature is indistinguishable from that of the rims. We suggest that the knots may be transient clouds heated by the recent passage of a shock from the last AGN outburst. We also observe gas stripping from a cE galaxy, NGC 5846A, in a 0.5 kpc long ({approx}10{sup 5} M{sub Sun }) hot gas tail, as it falls toward NGC 5846.
Turbulent electron transport in edge pedestal by electron temperature gradient turbulence
Singh, R. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of) [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar, Gujarat 2382 428 (India); Jhang, Hogun [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)] [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Diamond, P. H. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of) [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); CMTFO and CASS, University of California, San Diego 92093-0424, California (United States)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present a model for turbulent electron thermal transport at the edge pedestal in high (H)-mode plasmas based on electron temperature gradient (ETG) turbulence. A quasi-linear analysis of electrostatic toroidal ETG modes shows that both turbulent electron thermal diffusivity and hyper-resistivity exhibits the Ohkawa scaling in which the radial correlation length of turbulence becomes the order of electron skin depth. Combination of the Ohkawa scales and the plasma current dependence results in a novel confinement scaling inside the pedestal region. It is also shown that ETG turbulence induces a thermoelectric pinch, which may accelerate the density pedestal formation.
Final Report for the "Fusion Application for Core-Edge Transport Simulations (FACETS)"
Cary, John R; Kruger, Scott
2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
The FACETS project over its lifetime developed the first self-consistent core-edge coupled capabilities, a new transport solver for modeling core transport in tokamak cores, developed a new code for modeling wall physics over long time scales, and significantly improved the capabilities and performance of legacy components, UEDGE, NUBEAM, GLF23, GYRO, and BOUT++. These improved capabilities leveraged the team’s expertise in applied mathematics (solvers and algorithms) and computer science (performance improvements and language interoperability). The project pioneered new methods for tackling the complexity of simulating the concomitant complexity of tokamak experiments.
Plant Succession at the Edges of Two Abandoned Cultivated Fields on the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve
Simmons, Sally A. (OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIP PROG); Rickard, William H. (OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIP PROG)
2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
How vegetation recovers from disturbances is an important question for land managers. We examined 500 m2 plots to determine the progress made by native herbaceous plant species in colonizing the edges of abandoned cultivated fields at different elevations and microclimates, but with similar soils in a big sagebrush/bluebunch wheatgrass steppe. Alien species, especially cheatgrass and cereal rye, were the major competitors to the natives. The native species with best potential for restoring steppe habitats were sulphur lupine, hawksbeard, bottlebrush squirreltail, needle-and-thread grass, Sandberg's bluegrass, and several lomatiums.
Nanosecond-scale timing jitter in transition edge sensors at telecom and visible wavelengths
Antia Lamas-Linares; Brice Calkins; Nathan A. Tomlin; Thomas Gerrits; Adriana E. Lita; Joern Beyer; Richard P. Mirin; Sae Woo Nam
2012-09-25T23:59:59.000Z
Transition edge sensors (TES) have the highest reported efficiencies (>98%) for detection of single photons in the visible and near infrared. Experiments in quantum information and foundations of physics that rely critically on this efficiency have started incorporating these detectors into con- ventional quantum optics setups. However, their range of applicability has been hindered by slow operation both in recovery time and timing jitter. We show here how a conventional tungsten-TES can be operated with jitter times of < 4 ns, well within the timing resolution necessary for MHz clocking of experiments, and providing an important practical simplification for experiments that rely on the simultaneous closing of both efficiency and locality loopholes.
Effect of alpha drift and instabilities on tokamak plasma edge conditions
Miley, G H; Choi, C K
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
As suprathermal fusion products slow down in a Tokamak, their average drift is inward. The effect of this drift on the alpha heating and thermalization profiles is examined. In smaller TFTR-type devices, heating in the outer region can be cut in half. Also, the fusion-product energy-distribution near the plasma edge has a positive slope with increasing energy, representing a possible driving mechanism for micro-instabilities. Another instability that can seriously affect outer plasma conditions and shear Alfven transport of alphas is also considered.
The use of bulk states to accelerate the band edge statecalculation of a semiconductor quantum dot
Vomel, Christof; Tomov, Stanimire Z.; Wang, Lin-Wang; Marques,Osni A.; Dongarra, Jack J.
2006-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
We present a new technique to accelerate the convergence of the folded spectrum method in empirical pseudopotential band edge state calculations for colloidal quantum dots. We use bulk band states of the materials constituent of the quantum dot to construct initial vectors and a preconditioner. We apply these to accelerate the convergence of the folded spectrum method for the interior states at the top of the valence and the bottom of the conduction band. For large CdSe quantum dots, the number of iteration steps until convergence decreases by about a factor of 4 compared to previous calculations.
Development of a Leave-in-Place Slab Edge Insulating Form System
Marc Hoeschele; Eric Lee
2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
Concrete slabs represent the primary foundation type in residential buildings in the fast-growing markets throughout the southern and southwestern United States. Nearly 75% of the 2005 U.S. population growth occurred in these southern tier states. Virtually all of these homes have uninsulated slab perimeters that transfer a small, but steady, flow of heat from conditioned space to outdoors during the heating season. It is estimated that new home foundations constructed each year add 0.016 quads annually to U.S. national energy consumption; we project that roughly one quarter of this amount can be attributed to heat loss through the slab edge and the remaining three quarters to deep ground transfers, depending upon climate. With rising concern over national energy use and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, it is becoming increasingly imperative that all cost-effective efforts to improve building energy efficiency be implemented. Unlike other building envelope components that have experienced efficiency improvements over the years, slab edge heat loss has largely been overlooked. From our vantage point, a marketable slab edge insulation system would offer significant benefits to homeowners, builders, and the society as a whole. Conventional slab forming involves the process of digging foundation trenches and setting forms prior to the concrete pour. Conventional wood form boards (usually 2 x 10's) are supported by vertical stakes on the outer form board surface, and by supporting 'kickers' driven diagonally from the top of the form board into soil outside the trench. Typically, 2 x 10's can be used only twice before they become waste material, contributing to an additional 400 pounds of construction waste per house. Removal of the form boards and stakes also requires a follow-up trip to the jobsite by the concrete subcontractor and handling (storage/disposal) of the used boards. In the rare cases where the slab is insulated (typically custom homes with radiant floor heating), the most practical insulation strategy is to secure rigid foam insulation, such as Dow Styrofoam{trademark}, to the inside of the wooden slab edge forms. An alternative is to clad insulation to the perimeter of the slab after the slab has been poured and cured. In either case, the foam must have a 'termite strip' that prevents termites from creating hidden tunnels through or behind the foam on their way to the wall framing above. Frequently this termite strip is a piece of sheet metal that must be fabricated for each project. The above-grade portion of the insulation also needs to be coated for appearance and to prevent damage from construction and UV degradation. All these steps add time, complexity, and expense to the insulating process.