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  1. The type Ia supernovae and the Hubble's constant

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    Ari Brynjolfsson

    2004-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hubble's constant is usually surmised to be a constant; but the experiments show a large spread and conflicting estimates. According to the plasma-redshift theory, the Hubble's constant varies with the plasma densities along the line of sight. It varies then slightly with the direction and the distance to a supernova and a galaxy. The relation between the magnitudes of type Ia supernovae and their observed redshifts results in an Hubble's constant with an average value in intergalactic space of 59.44 km per s per Mpc. The standard deviation from this average value is only 0.6 km per s per Mpc, but the standard deviation in a single measurement is about 8.2 km per s per Mpc. These deviations do not include possible absolute calibration errors. The experiments show that the Hubble's constant varies with the intrinsic redshifts of the Milky Way galaxy and the host galaxies for type Ia supernovae, and that it varies with the galactic latitude. These findings support the plasma-redshift theory and contradict the contemporary big-bang theory. Together with the previously reported absence of time dilation in type Ia supernovae measurements, these findings have profound consequences for the standard cosmological theory.

  2. The Hubble Constant from Type Ia Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies

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    Tom Richtler; Georg Drenkhahn

    1999-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Type Ia supernovae (SNe) are the best standard candles available today in spite of an appreciable intrinsic variation of their luminosities at maximum phase, and of probably non-uniform progenitors. For an unbiased use of type Ia SNe as distance indicators it is important to know accurately how the decline rate and colour at maximum phase correlate with the peak brightness. In order to calibrate the Hubble diagram of type Ia SNe, i.e. to derive the Hubble constant, one needs to determine the absolute brightness of nearby type Ia SNe. Globular cluster systems of early type Ia host galaxies provide suitable distance indicators. We discuss how Ia SNe can be calibrated and explain the method of Globular Cluster Luminosity Functions (GCLFs). At present, the distance to the Fornax galaxy cluster is most important for deriving the Hubble constant. Our present data indicate a Hubble constant of H_0=72+-4 km/s/Mpc. As an appendix, we summarise what is known about absolute magnitudes of Ia's in late-type galaxies.

  3. The relationship between body weight, length of stay, medical expenses, and type of illness in the hospital population

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    Morat, Michelle Elizabeth

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    consisted of 453 (86.1%) White, 46 (8.7%) Black, 25 (4.8%) Hispanic, and 2 (0.4%) Asian. Mean length of stay, total medical expenses, and number of diagnoses were not significantly different by %OBW. However, there was a significant difference (P < 0...

  4. Hardy–Sobolev Type Inequalities with Sharp Constants in Carnot ...

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    2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    nonlinear case p = 2. We also obtain a sharp inequality of Hardy–Sobolev type. Keywords Hardy type inequalities·Carnot groups·Carnot–Carathéodory spaces·.

  5. Fine-structure constant constraints on Bekenstein-type models

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    P. M. M. Leal; C. J. A. P. Martins; L. B. Ventura

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Astrophysical tests of the stability of dimensionless fundamental couplings, such as the fine-structure constant $\\alpha$, are an area of much increased recent activity, following some indications of possible spacetime variations at the few parts per million level. Here we obtain updated constraints on the Bekenstein-Sandvik-Barrow-Magueijo model, which is arguably the simplest model allowing for $\\alpha$ variations. Recent accurate spectroscopic measurements allow us to improve previous constraints by about an order of magnitude. We briefly comment on the dependence of the results on the data sample, as well as on the improvements expected from future facilities.

  6. Analysis of error in using fractured gas well type curves for constant pressure production

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    Schkade, David Wayne

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of normalized time and normalized cumulative production is a large improvement over using a constant evaluation pressure. 0 imens ion less cumulative production type curves are particularly useful in modeling production for economic projections, such as re... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering ANALYSIS OF ERROR IN USING FRACTURED GAS WELL TYPE CURVES FOR CONSTANT PRESSURE PRDDUCTION A Thesis by DAVID WAYNE SCHKADE Approved as to style and content by: S. A. Ho lditch...

  7. Feasibility of Measuring the Cosmological Constant [LAMBDA] and Mass Density [Omega] using Type Ia Supernovae

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    Goobar, A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at z = 1. uncertainty for supernovae at z = 1. mR Adding theMass Density .Q Using Type Ia Supernovae A. Goobar and S.Density Q Using Type Ia Supernovae Ariel Goobar l and Saul

  8. Elastic constants determined by nanoindentation for p-type thermoelectric half-Heusler

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    Gahlawat, S.; Wheeler, L.; White, K. W., E-mail: zren@uh.edu, E-mail: kwwhite@uh.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 (United States); He, R.; Chen, S.; Ren, Z. F., E-mail: zren@uh.edu, E-mail: kwwhite@uh.edu [Department of Physics and TcSUH, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 (United States)

    2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a study of the elastic properties of the p-type thermoelectric half-Heusler material, Hf{sub 0.44}Zr{sub 0.44}Ti{sub 0.12}CoSb{sub 0.8}Sn{sub 0.2}, using nanoindentation. Large grain-sized polycrystalline specimens were fabricated for these measurements, providing sufficient indentation targets within single grains. Electron Backscatter Diffraction methods indexed the target grains for the correlation needed for our elastic analysis of individual single crystals for this cubic thermoelectric material. Elastic properties, including the Zener ratio and the Poisson ratio, obtained from the elasticity tensor are also reported.

  9. Design optimization of cable-stayed bridges

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    Bessas, Georgios

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis is to achieve a basic understanding of cable-stayed systems. Issues to be treated are the diachronic evolution of cable-stayed bridges, including the advantages, the limitations and the basic design ...

  10. Staying Informed | Department of Energy

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  11. Staying Informed | Department of Energy

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  12. Timely PTS Applications Critical to Staying Navy

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    Timely PTS Applications Critical to Staying Navy Navy Personnel Command (NPC) is reminding commands and Sailors that submitting Perform to Serve (PTS) applications is the key to being able to stay Navy/10 explains how PTS is used to shape the Navy, and includes all business rules concerning. Commands must

  13. ISQ derivation ("derivation in SI units") of a Landau and Lifschitz type formula for field ionization rate-constant

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    Richard G. Forbes

    2015-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In the 1940s/50s, Landau and Lifschitz (LL) published in their Quantum Mechanics textbook what is now a well known formula for the rate-constant for the electrostatic field ionization (ESFI) of a hydrogen atom in its ground electronic state. This formula is widely regarded as correct in the low field limit, and has played a significant role in development of ESFI theory. The formula was originally derived and presented in the atomic units system, with the hydrogen ionization energy I_H set equal to (1/2), making it impossible to determine by inspection to what power I_H is raised in its pre-exponential. Knowledge of this power would be useful in the context of near-surface ESFI, where significant image-force-induced shifts in effective ionization energy can occur. Also, large numbers of applied scientists and engineers work with ESFI as a process of technological importance, but cannot nowadays be expected to have familiarity with the Gaussian or atomic units equation systems. In the 1970s, what is now called the International System of Quantities (ISQ), which includes the equation system behind SI units, was internationally adopted as the primary system for university teaching and for communication of scientific equations between theoreticians and applied scientists and engineers. However, 40 years on, no transparent derivation of an ISQ equivalent of the LL formula is easily found in the literature. This tutorial paper presents a detailed ISQ derivation, finds that ionization energy appears in the pre-exponential as I_H to the power (7/2) (not 5/2, as sometimes stated) and defines a universal "tunnelling ionization constant" that appears in the ISQ formula pre-exponential. It is shown how this formula relates to the "attempt frequency" form often used to describe rate-constants for tunnelling processes, and an ISQ expression is given for the motive energy in the related JWKB integral.

  14. Ultrasonic signatures of idealized grout defects in polyethylene-sleeved cable stays

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    Nakirekanti, Sreenivas

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . These cable stays contain an annular layer of portland cement grout which surrounds the steel cable strands, and provides corrosion protection to the cables. During the grouting operation there is a possibility that voids may form in the grout layer and act...-type of cable-stayed bridge are as shown in Figure 4n". Problem Statement The typical arrangement of a cable stay consists of a steel multistrand cable encased in a polyethylene (PE) pipe, and grouted with portland cement or epoxy grout. Each strand in turn...

  15. Motion Constants

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    Frank Znidarsic

    2000-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A Bose condensate of electrons may exist in nickel hydrogen and palladium hydrogen systems. The motion constants associated with the gravitational and nuclear forces motion tend toward the electromagnetic in these systems. The change in the motion constants produces unexpected gravitomagnetic and nuclear affects.

  16. The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale XXV. A Recalibration of Cepheid Distances to Type Ia Supernovae and the Value of the Hubble Constant

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    Brad K. Gibson; Peter B. Stetson; Wendy L. Freedman; Jeremy R. Mould; Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr.; John P. Huchra; Shoko Sakai; John A. Graham; Caleb I. Fassett; Daniel D. Kelson; Laura Ferrarese; Shaun M. G. Hughes; Garth D. Illingworth; Lucas M. Macri; Barry F. Madore; Kim M. Sebo; Nancy A. Silbermann

    1999-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Cepheid-based distances to seven Type Ia supernovae (SNe)-host galaxies have been derived using the standard HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale pipeline. For the first time, this allows for a transparent comparison of data accumulated as part of three different HST projects, the Key Project, the Sandage et al. Type Ia SNe program, and the Tanvir et al. Leo I Group study. Re-analyzing the Tanvir et al. galaxy and six Sandage et al. galaxies we find a mean (weighted) offset in true distance moduli of 0.12+/-0.07 mag -- i.e., 6% in linear distance -- in the sense of reducing the distance scale, or increasing H0. Adopting the reddening-corrected Hubble relations of Suntzeff et al. (1999), tied to a zero point based upon SNe~1990N, 1981B, 1998bu, 1989B, 1972E and 1960F and the photometric calibration of Hill et al. (1998), leads to a Hubble constant of H0=68+/-2(random)+/-5(systematic) km/s/Mpc. Adopting the Kennicutt et al. (1998) Cepheid period-luminosity-metallicity dependency decreases the inferred H0 by 4%. The H0 result from Type Ia SNe is now in good agreement, to within their respective uncertainties, with that from the Tully-Fisher and surface brightness fluctuation relations.

  17. Win-stay lose-shift strategy in formation changes in football

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    Tamura, Kohei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Managerial decision making is likely to be a dominant determinant of performance of teams in team sports. Here we use Japanese and German football data to investigate correlates between temporal patterns of formation changes across matches and match results. We found that individual teams and managers both showed win-stay lose-shift behavior, a type of reinforcement learning. In other words, they tended to stick to the current formation after a win and switch to a different formation after a loss. In addition, formation changes did not affect the results of succeeding matches in most cases. The results indicate that a swift implementation of a new formation in the win-stay lose-shift manner may not be a successful managerial rule of thumb.

  18. Varying constants quantum cosmology

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    Katarzyna Leszczynska; Adam Balcerzak; Mariusz P. Dabrowski

    2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss minisuperspace models within the framework of varying physical constants theories including $\\Lambda$-term. In particular, we consider the varying speed of light (VSL) theory and varying gravitational constant theory (VG) using the specific ans\\"atze for the variability of constants: $c(a) = c_0 a^n$ and $G(a)=G_0 a^q$. We find that most of the varying $c$ and $G$ minisuperspace potentials are of the tunneling type which allows to use WKB approximation of quantum mechanics. Using this method we show that the probability of tunneling of the universe "from nothing" ($a=0)$ to a Friedmann geometry with the scale factor $a_t$ is large for growing $c$ models and is strongly suppressed for diminishing $c$ models. As for $G$ varying, the probability of tunneling is large for $G$ diminishing, while it is small for $G$ increasing. In general, both varying $c$ and $G$ change the probability of tunneling in comparison to the standard matter content (cosmological term, dust, radiation) universe models.

  19. 1. Physical constants 101 1. PHYSICAL CONSTANTS

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    with the Fermi coupling constant) comes from the Particle Data Group. The figures in parentheses after the values of 1 eV/c particle hc/(1 eV) 1.239 841 875(31)Ã?10-6 m 25 Rydberg energy hcR = mee4/2(4 0)2 2 = mec22 accel. gN 9.806 65 m s-2 exact Avogadro constant NA 6.022 141 79(30)Ã?1023 mol-1 50 Boltzmann constant k

  20. 1. Physical constants 1 1. PHYSICAL CONSTANTS

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    of constants (beginning with the Fermi coupling constant) comes from the Particle Data Group. The figures of 1 eV/c particle hc/(1 eV) 1.239 841 930(27)Ã?10-6 m 22 Rydberg energy hcR = mee4/2(40)2 2 = mec22 gravitational accel. gN 9.806 65 m s-2 exact Avogadro constant NA 6.022 141 29(27)Ã?1023 mol-1 44 Boltzmann

  1. An Environmental Variation of Constants

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    Philippe Brax

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Models of modified gravity, whereby local tests of gravity are evaded thanks to a screening mechanism of the chameleon or Damour-Polyakov types, lead to a spatial variation of the particle masses and the fine structure constant. This is triggered by the environmental dependence of the value of the scalar field whose presence modifies gravity. In dense media, the field settles at a density dependent value while in sparse environments it takes the background cosmological value. We estimate that the maximal deviation of constants from their present values is constrained by local tests of gravity, and must be less than $10^{-6}$.

  2. Marine Policy 28 (2004) 311324 Modeling entry, stay, and exit decisions of the longline fishers in

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Marine Policy 28 (2004) 311­324 Modeling entry, stay, and exit decisions of the longline fishers 2003; accepted 25 September 2003 Abstract A behavioral study on the entry, stay and exit decisions. The empirical results confirm that the entry, stay, and exit decisions are significantly associated

  3. Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2007

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    Dr. Michael G. Finn

    2010-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Study of the stay rate in the United States of foreign nationals receiving their S/E doctorates from U.S. universities. This study has estimated stay rates in 2007 for persons receiving a doctorate one, two, five, and ten years previously. The two-year stay rate (for 2005 graduates) recovered from the decline experienced earlier in the decade. The five-year stay rate (for 2002 graduates) is lower; the ten-year stay rate (for 1997 graduates) reached a new high.

  4. Cosmology with Varying Constants

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    C. J. A. P. Martins

    2000-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    I motivate and discuss some recent work on theories with varying constants, and consider some possible observational consequences and tests. Particular emphasis is given to models which can (almost) exactly mimic the predictions of standard inflationary models.

  5. Chinese supercomputer stays No. 1, Titan at ORNL still No. 2...

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    Chinese supercomputer stays No. 1, Titan at ORNL still No. 2 November 18, 2014 For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University...

  6. constant | The Ames Laboratory

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  7. Valuable bridges : cable-stayed bridges and value engineering in American civil engineering culture, 1969-1979

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    Samuels, Fallon M. (Fallon Michele)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A history and theory of cable-stayed bridges in the context of a cultural discourse on civil construction projects' value, this thesis studies the significance of cable-stayed bridge designs to 'value engineering' objectives ...

  8. Genetic analysis of the Sorghum bicolor stay-green drought tolerance trait

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    Harris, Karen Ruth

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    yellow seeds. In addition, a subset of the regions containing favorable alleles for stay- green from the genotype BTx642 were over represented in stay-green breeding lines. Nearly isogenic lines containing favorable alleles from BTx642 for Stg1, Stg2..., Stg3, and Stg4 in a RTx7000 (senescent) background were characterized and each NIL was shown to exhibit a stay-green phenotype. Based in part on this information, fine-mapping of Stg1 was undertaken by crossing the Stg1 NIL to RTx7000. Overall...

  9. Unitaxial constant velocity microactuator

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    McIntyre, T.J.

    1994-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A uniaxial drive system or microactuator capable of operating in an ultra-high vacuum environment is disclosed. The mechanism includes a flexible coupling having a bore therethrough, and two clamp/pusher assemblies mounted in axial ends of the coupling. The clamp/pusher assemblies are energized by voltage-operated piezoelectrics therewithin to operatively engage the shaft and coupling causing the shaft to move along its rotational axis through the bore. The microactuator is capable of repeatably positioning to sub-nanometer accuracy while affording a scan range in excess of 5 centimeters. Moreover, the microactuator generates smooth, constant velocity motion profiles while producing a drive thrust of greater than 10 pounds. The system is remotely controlled and piezoelectrically driven, hence minimal thermal loading, vibrational excitation, or outgassing is introduced to the operating environment. 10 figs.

  10. Unitaxial constant velocity microactuator

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    McIntyre, Timothy J. (Knoxville, TN)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A uniaxial drive system or microactuator capable of operating in an ultra-high vacuum environment. The mechanism includes a flexible coupling having a bore therethrough, and two clamp/pusher assemblies mounted in axial ends of the coupling. The clamp/pusher assemblies are energized by voltage-operated piezoelectrics therewithin to operatively engage the shaft and coupling causing the shaft to move along its rotational axis through the bore. The microactuator is capable of repeatably positioning to sub-manometer accuracy while affording a scan range in excess of 5 centimeters. Moreover, the microactuator generates smooth, constant velocity motion profiles while producing a drive thrust of greater than 10 pounds. The system is remotely controlled and piezoelectrically driven, hence minimal thermal loading, vibrational excitation, or outgassing is introduced to the operating environment.

  11. Stay on marked paths to avoid poison ivy. Watch young children carefully around river and creeks.

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    Shyy, Wei

    Caution · Stay on marked paths to avoid poison ivy. · Watch young children carefully around river or outdoor cooking are not permitted. Poison Ivy Hours · Trails and gardens open 8 am to dusk. · Conservatory

  12. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Bridge Stay Cable and External Post-Tensioning Systems

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    McCoy, Katlyn Mae

    2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    such as corrosion, steel strand and wire breakage, tendon section loss, voids in the grout, water infiltration, and other undesired grout conditions can go undetected in nontransparent stay cable and external PT ducts without proper inspection. In this research...

  13. How Do You Stay Warm While Saving Money and Energy in Extreme...

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    Such weather can cause us to use energy a bit differently to stay warm and keep things running. Depending on where you are, you may be keeping the faucet dripping (so pipes don't...

  14. Winter Weather Preparedness Have a Plan -Make a Kit -Stay Informed

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Winter Weather Preparedness Have a Plan - Make a Kit - Stay Informed during winter weather. Move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking. If necessary insulate walls and attic. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills

  15. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Bridge Stay Cable and External Post-Tensioning Systems 

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    McCoy, Katlyn Mae

    2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    such as corrosion, steel strand and wire breakage, tendon section loss, voids in the grout, water infiltration, and other undesired grout conditions can go undetected in nontransparent stay cable and external PT ducts without proper inspection. In this research...

  16. Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2005

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    Mike Finn

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the latest in a series of studies conducted for the National Science Foundation to estimate the proportion of foreign science / engineering doctorate recipients from U.S. universities who stayed in the United States after graduation. Sixty-six percent of those who graduated in 2003 were still in the United States in 2005, a 5 percent decline since the last report. But the five-year stay rate continues to climb, now at 68 percent.

  17. A CENSUS OF LONG STAY PATIENTS IN GOVERNMENT MENTAL HOSPITALS IN INDIA

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    M. Venkataswamy Reddy

    A single day census found that long-stay patients (LSP) numbering 7,307 accounted for about 48 % of the total inpatient strength of 15,345 in government mental hospitals in India. A load of 2695 (37%) LSP were in two to five years duration of stay, 2782 (38%) were in five to fifteen years duration of stay, and the remaining 1830 (25%) were staying for more than fifteen years. About 11 % of LSP were aged sixty years and above, majority (53%) were males, non-voluntary cases constituted 80%. and more than two-thirds (69%) were schizophrenics. The characteristics distributions associated with high rates of LSP at individual hospitals were identified. The load of LSP was decreased by 9 % during the period from 1993 to 1999. Key words: Census, long-stay patients, government mental hospitals, national indicators Sufficient data on long-stay patients (LSP) in government mental hospitals were lacking in India, though certain informations about some individual hospitals or a small group of hospitals have been reported (Sathyavathi and

  18. On the relationship of gravitational constants in KK reduction

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    Lu, J X

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this short note, we try to clarify a seemly trivial but often confusing question in relating a higher-dimensional physical gravitational constant to its lower-dimensional correspondence in Kaluza-Klein reduction. In particular, we re-derive the low-energy M-theory gravitational constant in terms of type IIA string coupling $g_s$ and constant $\\alpha'$ through the metric relation between the two theories.

  19. Time-Varying Fine-Structure Constant Requires Cosmological Constant

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    R. W. Kuhne

    1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Webb et al. presented preliminary evidence for a time-varying fine-structure constant. We show Teller's formula for this variation to be ruled out within the Einstein-de Sitter universe, however, it is compatible with cosmologies which require a large cosmological constant.

  20. Dimensionality and the Cosmological Constant

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    Z. C. Wu

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Kaluza-Klein model with a cosmological constant and a flux, the external spacetime and its dimension of the created universe from a $S^s \\times S^{n-s}$ seed instanton can be identified in quantum cosmology. One can also show that in the internal space the effective cosmological constant is most probably zero.

  1. Stay protected when connected Visit security.duke.edu for more information.

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    McShea, Daniel W.

    Stay protected when connected Visit security.duke.edu for more information. Follow these guidelines Visit security.duke.edu for more information. Follow these tips for securing mobile devices: iOS 6/software/. Windows Mac Another free option: Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/en- US/windows/products/security

  2. DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN A BENCHMARK CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE USING THE INTERPOLATION METHOD

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    Boyer, Edmond

    DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN A BENCHMARK CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE USING THE INTERPOLATION METHOD Marco mariagiuseppina.limongelli@polimi.it ABSTRACT In this paper the damage localization algorithm based on Operational Deformed Shapes (ODS) and known as Interpolation Damage Detection Method (IDDM), is applied

  3. Impact of changes in length of stay on the demand for residential care

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    Impact of changes in length of stay on the demand for residential care services in England on the demand for residential care services in England, Report commissioned by Bupa Care Services, PSSRU Discussion Paper 2771, Canterbury: PSSRU Introduction Residential care services constitute the largest

  4. Varying constants, Gravitation and Cosmology

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    Jean-Philippe Uzan

    2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Fundamental constants are a cornerstone of our physical laws. Any constant varying in space and/or time would reflect the existence of an almost massless field that couples to matter. This will induce a violation of the universality of free fall. It is thus of utmost importance for our understanding of gravity and of the domain of validity of general relativity to test for their constancy. We thus detail the relations between the constants, the tests of the local position invariance and of the universality of free fall. We then review the main experimental and observational constraints that have been obtained from atomic clocks, the Oklo phenomenon, Solar system observations, meteorites dating, quasar absorption spectra, stellar physics, pulsar timing, the cosmic microwave background and big bang nucleosynthesis. At each step we describe the basics of each system, its dependence with respect to the constants, the known systematic effects and the most recent constraints that have been obtained. We then describe the main theoretical frameworks in which the low-energy constants may actually be varying and we focus on the unification mechanisms and the relations between the variation of different constants. To finish, we discuss the more speculative possibility of understanding their numerical values and the apparent fine-tuning that they confront us with.

  5. The Effects of Quantum Entropy on the Bag Constant

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    Miller, D E; Miller, David E.; Tawfik, Abdel-Nasser

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of quantum entropy on the bag constant are studied at low temperatures and small chemical potentials. The inclusion of the quantum entropy of the quarks in the equation of state provides the hadronic bag with an additional heat which causes a decrease in the effective latent heat inside the bag. We have considered two types of baryonic bags, $\\Delta$ and $\\Omega^-$. In both cases we have found that the bag constant without the quantum entropy almost does not change with the temperature and the quark chemical potential. The contribution from the quantum entropy to the equation of state clearly decreases the value of the bag constant.

  6. Distinct Cyclin D Genes Show Mitotic Accumulation or Constant Levels of Transcripts in Tobacco

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    Murray, J.A.H.

    Distinct Cyclin D Genes Show Mitotic Accumulation or Constant Levels of Transcripts in Tobacco-type cyclins accumulate peri- odically during the S, G2, and early M phases (A types) or G2 and early M phases

  7. Typed Self-Optimization

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    Brown, Matt

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    type T y[O]. The operator IsIs is self-applicative, in thatargument t is any of Is[O] or IsIs, and otherwise behavesproof constant introduced by IsIs proves that the type of t

  8. Study of the relationship between indoor daylight environments and patient average length of stay (ALOS) in healthcare facilities

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    Choi, Joon Ho

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigates how indoor daylight environments affect patient Average Length of Stay (ALOS), by evaluating and analyzing daylight levels in patient rooms in comparison to their ALOS. The patient ALOS data were taken at one general hospital...

  9. Staying Competitive in the 90's: How to Make Public Involvement Work for Your Energy Project

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    Loveless, K. W.

    STAYING COMPETITIVE IN THE 90'S: HOW TO MAKE PUBLIC INVOL VEMENT WORK FOR YOUR ENERGY PROJECT Kat11Y Wood LOVl;!cSS, Prcsidl;l1t, Loveless EnLerprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah ABSTRACT Gone are the days when energy companies could develop... in Washington, D. c., and Denver. She has been analyzing, planning, conducting public involvement events for more than 2 decades. For a free copy of more public involvement techniques call 801-363-1807 or write: 267 E. North Sandrun Rd.,Salt Lake City, Utah...

  10. ORISE: Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities

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

  11. Save Money and Stay Cool with an Efficient, Well-Maintained Air Conditioner

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreakingMay 2015 <Department ofDepartment| Department of Energy Money and Stay

  12. Towards the cosmological constant problem

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    Eun Kyung Park; Pyung Seong Kwon

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply a new self-tuning mechanism to the well-known Kachru-Kallosh-Linde-Trivedi (KKLT) model to address the cosmological constant problem. In this mechanism the cosmological constant $\\lambda$ contains a supersymmetry breaking term ${\\mathcal E}_{\\rm SB}$ besides the usual scalar potential ${\\mathcal V}_{\\rm scalar}$ of the $N=1$ supergravity, which is distinguished from the usual theories where $\\lambda$ is directly identified with ${\\mathcal V}_{\\rm scalar}$ alone. Also in this mechanism, whether $\\lambda$ vanishes or not is basically determined by the tensor structure of the scalar potential density, not by the zero or nonzero values of the scalar potential itself. As a result of this application we find that the natural scenario for the vanishing $\\lambda$ of the present universe is to take one of the AdS (rather than dS) vacua of KKLT as the background vacuum of our present universe. This AdS vacuum scenario does not suffer from the problematics of the dS vacua of KKLT. The background vacuum is stable both classically and quantum mechanically (no tunneling instabilities), and the value $\\lambda =0$ is also stable against quantum corrections because in this scenario the perturbative corrections of ${\\mathcal V}_{\\rm scalar}$ and quantum fluctuations $\\delta_Q {\\hat I}_{\\rm brane}^{(NS)} + \\delta_Q {\\hat I}_{\\rm brane}^{(R)}$ on the branes are all gauged away by an automatic cancelation between ${\\mathcal V}_{\\rm scalar} + \\delta_Q {\\hat I}_{\\rm brane}^{(NS)} + \\delta_Q {\\hat I}_{\\rm brane}^{(R)}$ and ${\\mathcal E}_{\\rm SB}$.

  13. MINIMAL SURFACES, SURFACES OF CONSTANT MEAN ...

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    2003-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    constant Ciso(G) > 0 of Theorem 12.1, for any go ? G, R > 0, one has for every ... constant Ciso = Ciso(G) > 0 as in Theorem 12.4, for every X-Caccioppoli set E ...

  14. Constant time algorithms in sparse graph model

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    Nguyen, Huy Ngoc, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We focus on constant-time algorithms for graph problems in bounded degree model. We introduce several techniques to design constant-time approximation algorithms for problems such as Vertex Cover, Maximum Matching, Maximum ...

  15. Rate constants for charge transfer across semiconductor-liquid interfaces

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    Fajardo, A.M.; Lewis, N.S. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)

    1996-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Interfacial charge-transfer rate constants have been measured for n-type Si electrodes in contact with a series of viologen-based redox couples in methanol through analyses of the behavior of these junctions with respect to their current density versus potential and differential capacitance versus potential properties. The data allow evaluation of the maximum rate constant (and therefore the electronic coupling) for majority carriers in the solid as well as of the dependence of the rate constant on the driving force for transfer of delocalized electrons from the n-Si semiconducting electrode into the localized molecular redox species in the solution phase. The data are in good agreement with existing models of this interfacial electron transfer process and provide insight into the fundamental kinetic events underlying the use of semiconducting photoelectrodes in applications such as solar energy conversion. 23 refs., 3 figs.

  16. The Constant Voltage Transformer (CVT) for Mitigating Effects of Voltage Sags on Industrial Equipment

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    Ferraro, R. J.; Osborne, R.; Stephens, R.

    ) an increase in loads that use power electronics in some type of power conversion configuration [1][2]. This paper presents applications of the constant-voltage transformer (CVT) for mitigating the effects of electric service voltage sags on industrial...

  17. Eating for Performance and 2005. The WorkCare Group, Inc. Content used with permission. StayWell is a registered trademark of The StayWell Company. All rights reserved.

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    Burke, Peter

    energy flow, choose carbohydrates from intact grains such as whole grain bread, brown rice, and oats disease, and diabetes. Good nutrition also plays an important role in enhancing your energy, stamina a pear (see Body Mass Index [BMI] chart, page 4). It may be challenging to stay faithful to a sensible

  18. Inverse problem in anisotropic poroelasticity: Drained constants from undrained ultrasound measurements

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    Berryman, J.G.; Nakagawa, S.

    2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Poroelastic analysis has traditionally focused on the relationship between dry or drained constants which are assumed known and the saturated or undrained constants which are assumed unknown. However, there are many applications in this field of study for which the main measurements can only be made on the saturated/undrained system, and then it is uncertain what the eects of the uids were on the system, since the drained constants remain a mystery. The work presented here shows how to deduce drained constants from undrained constants for anisotropic systems having symmetries ranging from isotropic to orthotropic. Laboratory ultrasound data are then inverted for the drained constants in three granular packings: one of glass beads, and two others for distinct types of more or less angular sand grain packings. Experiments were performed under uniaxial stress, which resulted in hexagonal (transversely isotropic) symmetry of the poroelastic response. One important conclusion from the general analysis is that the drained constants are uniquely related to the undrained constants, assuming that porosity, grain bulk modulus, and pore uid bulk modulus are already known. Since the resulting system of equations for all the drained constants is linear, measurement error in undrained constants also propagates linearly into the computed drained constants.

  19. Constant voltage electro-slag remelting control

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    Schlienger, M.E.

    1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for controlling electrode gap in an electro-slag remelt furnace has a constant regulated voltage and an electrode which is fed into the slag pool at a constant rate. The impedance of the circuit through the slag pool is directly proportional to the gap distance. Because of the constant voltage, the system current changes are inversely proportional to changes in gap. This negative feedback causes the gap to remain stable. 1 fig.

  20. Cosmological Constant and Axions in String Theory

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    Svrcek, Peter; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC

    2006-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    String theory axions appear to be promising candidates for explaining cosmological constant via quintessence. In this paper, we study conditions on the string compactifications under which axion quintessence can happen. For sufficiently large number of axions, cosmological constant can be accounted for as the potential energy of axions that have not yet relaxed to their minima. In compactifications that incorporate unified models of particle physics, the height of the axion potential can naturally fall close to the observed value of cosmological constant.

  1. Vacuum Energy and the Cosmological Constant

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    A. C. Melissinos

    2001-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss a numerical relation between the cosmological constant and the vacuum energy arising from the Casimir effect in extra dimensions

  2. Kepler Problem in the Constant Curvature Space

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    G. Pronko

    2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We present algebraic derivation of the result of Schr\\"{o}dinger [1] for the spectrum of hydrogen atom in the space with constant curvature.

  3. A natural cosmological constant from chameleons

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    Horatiu Nastase; Amanda Weltman

    2015-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a simple model where the effective cosmological constant appears from chameleon scalar fields. For a Kachru-Kallosh-Linde-Trivedi (KKLT)-inspired form of the potential and a particular chameleon coupling to the local density, patches of approximately constant scalar field potential cluster around regions of matter with density above a certain value, generating the effect of a cosmological constant on large scales. This construction addresses both the cosmological constant problem (why $\\Lambda$ is so small, yet nonzero) and the coincidence problem (why $\\Lambda$ is comparable to the matter density now).

  4. Sequential Constant Size Compressors for Reinforcement Learning

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    Schmidhuber, Juergen

    Sequential Constant Size Compressors for Reinforcement Learning Linus Gissl´en, Matt Luciw, Vincent with this problem: standard RL techniques using as input the hidden layer output of a Sequential Constant-Size Compressor (SCSC). The SCSC takes the form of a sequential Recurrent Auto-Associative Mem- ory, trained

  5. Vacuum Fluctuations and the Cosmological Constant

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    Shi Qi

    2006-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The hypothesis is proposed that under the approximation that the quantum equations of motion reduce to the classical ones, the quantum vacuum also reduces to the classical vacuum--the empty space. The vacuum energy of QED is studied under this hypothesis. A possible solution to the cosmological constant problem is provided and a kind of parameterization of the cosmological "constant" is derived.

  6. Newtonian Constant of Gravitation International Consortium

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    Newtonian Constant of Gravitation International Consortium I. BACKGROUND Recent measurements of the Newtonian constant of gravitation G are in disagreement, with discrepancies that are roughly ten times forces on a laboratory scale. It also raises the question of whether the Newtonian force law

  7. Constants and Pseudo-Constants of Coupled Beam Motion in the PEP-II Rings

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    Decker, F.J.; Colocho, W.S.; Wang, M.H.; Yan, Y.T.; Yocky, G.; /SLAC

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Constants of beam motion help as cross checks to analyze beam diagnostics and the modeling procedure. Pseudo-constants, like the betatron mismatch parameter or the coupling parameter det C, are constant till certain elements in the beam line change them. This can be used to visually find the non-desired changes, pinpointing errors compared with the model.

  8. Asymptotically Vanishing Cosmological Constant in the Multiverse

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    Hikaru Kawai; Takashi Okada

    2011-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the problem of the cosmological constant in the context of the multiverse in Lorentzian spacetime, and show that the cosmological constant will vanish in the future. This sort of argument was started from Coleman in 1989, and he argued that the Euclidean wormholes make the multiverse partition a superposition of various values of the cosmological constant $\\Lambda$, which has a sharp peak at $\\Lambda=0$. However, the implication of the Euclidean analysis to our Lorentzian spacetime is unclear. With this motivation, we analyze the quantum state of the multiverse in Lorentzian spacetime by the WKB method, and calculate the density matrix of our universe by tracing out the other universes. Our result predicts vanishing cosmological constant. While Coleman obtained the enhancement at $\\Lambda=0$ through the action itself, in our Lorentzian analysis the similar enhancement arises from the front factor of $e^{iS}$ in the universe wave function, which is in the next leading order in the WKB approximation.

  9. RESEARCH SUMMARY BY QUANLIN ZHOU During my stay at LBNL from March 2001, I have been working on (1) geologic carbon sequestration

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    Zhou, Quanlin

    1 RESEARCH SUMMARY BY QUANLIN ZHOU During my stay at LBNL from March 2001, I have been working funded by DOE, EPA, LBNL, and California Energy Commission (CEC), with a total fund of $10.0M

  10. The Vacuum and the Cosmological Constant Problem

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    Gerald E. Marsh

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    It will be argued here that the cosmological constant problem exists because of the way the vacuum is defined in quantum field theory. It has been known for some time that for QFT to be gauge invariant certain terms--such as part of the vacuum polarization tensor--must be eliminated either explicitly or by some form of regularization followed by renormalization. It has recently been shown that lack of gauge invariance is a result of the way the vacuum is defined, and redefining the vacuum so that the theory is gauge invariant may also offer a solution to the cosmological constant problem.

  11. Cosmological constant in scale-invariant theories

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    Foot, Robert; Kobakhidze, Archil; Volkas, Raymond R. [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The incorporation of a small cosmological constant within radiatively broken scale-invariant models is discussed. We show that phenomenologically consistent scale-invariant models can be constructed which allow a small positive cosmological constant, providing certain relation between the particle masses is satisfied. As a result, the mass of the dilaton is generated at two-loop level. Another interesting consequence is that the electroweak symmetry-breaking vacuum in such models is necessarily a metastable ''false'' vacuum which, fortunately, is not expected to decay on cosmological time scales.

  12. Optical Constants ofOptical Constants of Uranium Nitride Thin FilmsUranium Nitride Thin Films

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    Hart, Gus

    Optical Constants ofOptical Constants of Uranium Nitride Thin FilmsUranium Nitride Thin FilmsDelta--Beta Scatter Plot at 220 eVBeta Scatter Plot at 220 eV #12;Why Uranium Nitride?Why Uranium Nitride? UraniumUranium, uranium,Bombard target, uranium, with argon ionswith argon ions Uranium atoms leaveUranium atoms leave

  13. Thermodynamics and dynamics of a monoatomic glass former. Constant pressure and constant volume behavior

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    Matyushov, Dmitry

    Thermodynamics and dynamics of a monoatomic glass former. Constant pressure and constant volume-pressure simulations of the thermodynamic and dynamic properties of the low-temperature liquid and crystalline phases the thermodynamics of the configurational manifold as an ensemble of excitations, each carrying an excitation entropy

  14. Vacuum Fluctuations Cannot Mimic a Cosmological Constant

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    Robert D. Klauber

    2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    When the vacuum fluctuation pressure is calculated directly from fundamental principles of quantum field theory, in the same manner as vacuum fluctuation energy density is commonly calculated, one finds it is not equal to the negative of the vacuum fluctuation energy density. Thus, vacuum fluctuations cannot manifest as a cosmological constant of any order.

  15. Surface Tension and the Cosmological Constant

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    Joseph Samuel; Supurna Sinha

    2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The astronomically observed value of the cosmological constant is small but non-zero. This raises two questions together known as the cosmological constant problem a) why is lambda so nearly zero? b) why is lambda not EXACTLY zero? Sorkin has proposed that b) can be naturally explained as a one by square root N fluctuation by invoking discreteness of spacetime at the Planck scale due to quantum gravity. In this paper we shed light on these questions by developing an analogy between the cosmological constant and the surface tension of membranes. The ``cosmological constant problem'' has a natural analogue in the membrane context: the vanishingly small surface tension of fluid membranes provides an example where question a) above arises and is answered. We go on to find a direct analogue of Sorkin's proposal for answering question b) in the membrane context, where the discreteness of spacetime translates into the molecular structure of matter. We propose analogue experiments to probe a small and fluctuating surface tension in fluid membranes. A counterpart of dimensional reduction a la Kaluza-Klein and large extra dimensions also appears in the physics of fluid membranes.

  16. Constant-Pressure Measurement of Steam-

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    Stanford University

    SGP-TR-169 Constant-Pressure Measurement of Steam- Water Relative Permeability Peter A. O by measuring in-situ steam saturation more directly. Mobile steam mass fraction was established by separate steam and water inlets or by correlating with previous results. The measured steam-water relative

  17. Polynomial Constants are Decidable Markus Muller-Olm1

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    Müller-Olm, Markus

    Polynomial Constants are Decidable Markus M¨uller-Olm1 and Helmut Seidl2 1 University of Dortmund variable, are interpreted. Another decidable class of constants are finite constants [19]. This motivated M¨uller-Olm

  18. Infrared Spectroscopy and Optical Constants of Porous Amorphous...

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    Spectroscopy and Optical Constants of Porous Amorphous Solid Water. Infrared Spectroscopy and Optical Constants of Porous Amorphous Solid Water. Abstract: Reflection-absorption...

  19. acid dissociation constants: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 333 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  20. air group constant: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 257 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  1. approximation multigroup constant: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 482 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  2. approx constant applicable: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 280 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  3. acid dissociation constant: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 333 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  4. abbn-90 constant system: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 332 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  5. afectan las constantes: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 144 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  6. averaging thermal constants: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.1 Flow Graphs Mller-Olm, Markus 431 Cosmological constant, supersymmetry, nonassociativity, and Big Numbers...

  7. High Dielectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems...

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    Dielectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems High Dielectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies...

  8. High Dialectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems...

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    High Dialectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems High Dialectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

  9. High-Dialectric-Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems...

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    High-Dialectric-Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems High-Dialectric-Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and...

  10. High Dialectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems...

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    Dialectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems High Dialectric Constant Capacitors for Power Electronic Systems 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs...

  11. Regular Type III and Type N Approximate Solutions

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    Philip Downes; Paul MacAllevey; Bogdan Nita; Ivor Robinson

    2001-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    New type III and type N approximate solutions which are regular in the linear approximation are shown to exist. For that, we use complex transformations on self-dual Robinson-Trautman metrics rather then the classical approach. The regularity criterion is the boundedness and vanishing at infinity of a scalar obtained by saturating the Bel-Robinson tensor of the first approximation by a time-like vector which is constant with respect to the zeroth approximation.

  12. Cosmological constant and quantum gravitational corrections to the running fine structure constant

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    David J. Toms

    2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum gravitational contribution to the renormalization group behavior of the electric charge in Einstein-Maxwell theory with a cosmological constant is considered. Quantum gravity is shown to lead to a contribution to the running charge not present when the cosmological constant vanishes. This re-opens the possibility, suggested by Robinson and Wilczek, of altering the scaling behaviour of gauge theories at high energies although our result differs. We show the possibility of an ultraviolet fixed point that is linked directly to the cosmological constant.

  13. The Cosmological Constant in the Quantum Multiverse

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    Grant Larsen; Yasunori Nomura; H. L. L. Roberts

    2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, a new framework for describing the multiverse has been proposed which is based on the principles of quantum mechanics. The framework allows for well-defined predictions, both regarding global properties of the universe and outcomes of particular experiments, according to a single probability formula. This provides complete unification of the eternally inflating multiverse and many worlds in quantum mechanics. In this paper we elucidate how cosmological parameters can be calculated in this framework, and study the probability distribution for the value of the cosmological constant. We consider both positive and negative values, and find that the observed value is consistent with the calculated distribution at an order of magnitude level. In particular, in contrast to the case of earlier measure proposals, our framework prefers a positive cosmological constant over a negative one. These results depend only moderately on how we model galaxy formation and life evolution therein.

  14. Variable energy constant current accelerator structure

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    Anderson, O.A.

    1988-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable energy, constant current ion beam accelerator structure is disclosed comprising an ion source capable of providing the desired ions, a pre-accelerator for establishing an initial energy level, a matching/pumping module having means for focusing means for maintaining the beam current, and at least one main accelerator module for continuing beam focus, with means capable of variably imparting acceleration to the beam so that a constant beam output current is maintained independent of the variable output energy. In a preferred embodiment, quadrupole electrodes are provided in both the matching/pumping module and the one or more accelerator modules, and are formed using four opposing cylinder electrodes which extend parallel to the beam axis and are spaced around the beam at 90/degree/ intervals with opposing electrodes maintained at the same potential. 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Comment on "Black holes constrain varying constants"

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    V. V. Flambaum

    2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A recent paper [DDL] claims that the increase of the proton electric charge e leads to a (forbidden) decrease of black hole entropy, therefore, possible evidence for variation of $\\alpha=e^2/\\hbar c$ [alpha] must be interpreted as a decrease of the speed of light. We argue that purely theoretical consideration of black holes possibly cannot give any model-independent limitations on variation of fundamental constants.

  16. Light Dragging, the Origin of Hubble's Constant

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    Walter J. Christensen Jr

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently E. Harrison has argued the Red Shift distance law proposed by Hubble and velocity-distance law developed later on theoretical grounds has no general proof demonstrating the two laws are actually equivalent. It is the purpose of this paper to account for the nebular redshift law of Hubble based on two principles: 1) Spacetime motion and light dragging. 2) An overall spacetime index of refraction based on Hubble's Constant.

  17. Which Fundamental Constants for CMB and BAO?

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    Rich, James

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Cosmic Microwave Background using the three-scale framework of Hu et al. to derive the dependence of the CMB temperature anisotropy spectrum on the fundamental constants. We show that, as expected, the observed spectrum depends only on \\emph{dimensionless} combinations of the constants, and we emphasize the points that make this generally true for cosmological observations. Our analysis suggests that the CMB spectrum shape is mostly determined by $\\alpha^2m_e/m_p$ and the proton-CDM-particle mass ratio, $m_p/\\mchi$, with a sub-dominant dependence on $(G\\mchi m_e/\\hbar c)\\alpha^\\beta$ with $\\beta\\sim -7$. The distance to the last-scattering surface depends on $Gm_p\\mchi/\\hbar c$, so published CMB observational limits on time variations of the constants, besides making assumptions about the form of the dark-energy, implicitly assume the time-independence of this quantity. On the other hand, low-redshift $H_0$, BAO and large-scale structure data can be combined with the \\emph{shape} of the CMB spect...

  18. From constant to non-degenerately vanishing magnetic fields in superconductivity

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    Bernard Helffer; Ayman Kachmar

    2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the relationship between two reference functions arising in the analysis of the Ginzburg-Landau functional. The first function describes the distribution of superconductivity in a type II superconductor subjected to a constant magnetic field. The second function describes the distribution of superconductivity in a type II superconductor submitted to a variable magnetic field that vanishes non-degenerately along a smooth curve.

  19. Self-gravitating scalar breathers with negative cosmological constant

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    Gyula Fodor; Péter Forgács; Philippe Grandclément

    2015-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Breather-type (time-periodic and spatially localized) solutions with spherical symmetry are investigated in a massless scalar field theory coupled to Einstein's gravity with cosmological constant in $d$ spatial dimensions imposing anti de Sitter (AdS) asymptotics on space-time. Using a code constructed with the Kadath library that enables the use of spectral methods, the phase space of breather solutions is explored in detail for $d=3$ and $d=4$. It is found that there are discrete families of solutions indexed by an integer and by their frequency. Using a time evolution code these AdS breathers are found to be stable for up to a critical central density, in analogy to boson stars. Using an analytical perturbative expansion small amplitude breathers are worked out for arbitrary dimensions $d$.

  20. Fine-structure constant constraints on dark energy

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    Martins, C J A P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use astrophysical and atomic clock tests of the stability of the fine-structure constant $\\alpha$, together with Type Ia supernova and Hubble parameter data, to constrain the simplest class of dynamical dark energy models where the same degree of freedom is assumed to provide both the dark energy and (through a dimensionless coupling, $\\zeta$, to the electromagnetic sector) the $\\alpha$ variation. We show how current data tightly constrains a combination of $\\zeta$ and the dark energy equation of state $w_0$. At the $95\\%$ confidence level and marginalizing over $w_0$ we find $|\\zeta|<5\\times10^{-6}$, with the atomic clock tests dominating the constraints. The forthcoming generation of high-resolution ultra-stable spectrographs will enable significantly tighter constraints.

  1. $f(T)$ Theories and Varying Fine Structure Constant

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    Wei, Hao; Qi, Hao-Yu

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In analogy to $f(R)$ theory, recently $f(T)$ theory has been proposed to drive the current accelerated expansion without invoking dark energy. In the literature, the observational constraints on $f(T)$ theories were obtained mainly by using the cosmological data, such as type Ia supernovae (SNIa), baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO), and cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). In this work, we instead try to constrain $f(T)$ theories with the varying fine structure "constant", $\\alpha\\equiv e^2/\\hbar c$. We find that the constraints on $f(T)$ theories from the observational $\\Delta\\alpha/\\alpha$ data are very severe. In fact, they make $f(T)$ theories almost indistinguishable from $\\Lambda$CDM model.

  2. Seismic pulse propagation with constant Q and stable probability distributions

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    Francesco Mainardi; Massimo Tomirotti

    2010-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The one-dimensional propagation of seismic waves with constant Q is shown to be governed by an evolution equation of fractional order in time, which interpolates the heat equation and the wave equation. The fundamental solutions for the Cauchy and Signalling problems are expressed in terms of entire functions (of Wright type) in the similarity variable and their behaviours turn out to be intermediate between those for the limiting cases of a perfectly viscous fluid and a perfectly elastic solid. In view of the small dissipation exhibited by the seismic pulses, the nearly elastic limit is considered. Furthermore, the fundamental solutions for the Cauchy and Signalling problems are shown to be related to stable probability distributions with index of stability determined by the order of the fractional time derivative in the evolution equation.

  3. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Comparison of Tensile Fatigue Resistance and Constant

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    and Constant Life Diagrams for Several Potential Wind Turbine Blade Laminates Daniel D. Samborsky, Timothy J laminates of current and potential interest for wind turbine blades, representing three types of fibers: E loading relative to an earlier material. Comparisons of the materials show significant improvements under

  4. Low Energy Constants from the zero mode contribution to the pseudo-scalar correlator

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    S. Shcheredin; W. Bietenholz

    2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply different types of overlap operators in quenched QCD simulations to compute the zero mode contribution to the pseudo-scalar correlator. In particular we use the conventional Neuberger Dirac operator and the overlap hypercube Dirac operator. Confronting our data with the analytical predictions by Chiral Perturbation Theory we evaluate the pion decay constant and the parameter \\alpha of the quenched chiral Lagrangian.

  5. TASI Lectures on the cosmological constant

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    Bousso, Raphael; Bousso, Raphael

    2007-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy density of the vacuum, Lambda, is at least 60 orders of magnitude smaller than several known contributions to it. Approaches to this problem are tightly constrained by data ranging from elementary observations to precision experiments. Absent overwhelming evidence to the contrary, dark energy can only be interpreted as vacuum energy, so the venerable assumption that Lambda=0 conflicts with observation. The possibility remains that Lambda is fundamentally variable, though constant over large spacetime regions. This can explain the observed value, but only in a theory satisfying a number of restrictive kinematic and dynamical conditions. String theory offers a concrete realization through its landscape of metastable vacua.

  6. A Measurement of Newton's Gravitational Constant

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    St. Schlamminger; E. Holzschuh; W. Kündig; F. Nolting; R. E. Pixley; J. Schurr; U. Straumann

    2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A precision measurement of the gravitational constant $G$ has been made using a beam balance. Special attention has been given to determining the calibration, the effect of a possible nonlinearity of the balance and the zero-point variation of the balance. The equipment, the measurements and the analysis are described in detail. The value obtained for G is 6.674252(109)(54) 10^{-11} m3 kg-1 s-2. The relative statistical and systematic uncertainties of this result are 16.3 10^{-6} and 8.1 10^{-6}, respectively.

  7. Constant Volume During Combustion | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof"Wave theJuly 30, 2013 Sanyo: Notice ofConstant Volume During Combustion

  8. Is Cosmological Constant Needed in Higgs Inflation?

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    Feng, Chao-Jun

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The detection of B-mode shows a very powerful constraint to theoretical inflation models through the measurement of the tensor-to-scalar ratio $r$. Higgs boson is the most likely candidate of the inflaton field. But usually, Higgs inflation models predict a small value of $r$, which is not quite consistent with the recent results from BICEP2. In this paper, we explored whether a cosmological constant energy component is needed to improve the situation. And we found the answer is yes. For the so-called Higgs chaotic inflation model with a quadratic potential, it predicts $r\\approx 0.2$, $n_s\\approx0.96$ with e-folds number $N\\approx 56$, which is large enough to overcome the problems such as the horizon problem in the Big Bang cosmology. The required energy scale of the cosmological constant is roughly $\\Lambda \\sim (10^{14} \\text{GeV})^2 $, which means a mechanism is still needed to solve the fine-tuning problem in the later time evolution of the universe, e.g. by introducing some dark energy component.

  9. Is Cosmological Constant Needed in Higgs Inflation?

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    Chao-Jun Feng; Xin-Zhou Li

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The detection of B-mode shows a very powerful constraint to theoretical inflation models through the measurement of the tensor-to-scalar ratio $r$. Higgs boson is the most likely candidate of the inflaton field. But usually, Higgs inflation models predict a small value of $r$, which is not quite consistent with the recent results from BICEP2. In this paper, we explored whether a cosmological constant energy component is needed to improve the situation. And we found the answer is yes. For the so-called Higgs chaotic inflation model with a quadratic potential, it predicts $r\\approx 0.2$, $n_s\\approx0.96$ with e-folds number $N\\approx 56$, which is large enough to overcome the problems such as the horizon problem in the Big Bang cosmology. The required energy scale of the cosmological constant is roughly $\\Lambda \\sim (10^{14} \\text{GeV})^2 $, which means a mechanism is still needed to solve the fine-tuning problem in the later time evolution of the universe, e.g. by introducing some dark energy component.

  10. Superintegrable systems on spaces of constant curvature

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    Gonera, Cezary, E-mail: cgonera@uni.lodz.pl; Kaszubska, Magdalena

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Construction and classification of two-dimensional (2D) superintegrable systems (i.e. systems admitting, in addition to two global integrals of motion guaranteeing the Liouville integrability, the third global and independent one) defined on 2D spaces of constant curvature and separable in the so-called geodesic polar coordinates are presented. The method proposed is applicable to any value of curvature including the case of Euclidean plane, sphere and hyperbolic plane. The main result is a generalization of Bertrand’s theorem on 2D spaces of constant curvature and covers most of the known separable and superintegrable models on such spaces (in particular, the so-called Tremblay–Turbiner–Winternitz (TTW) and Post–Winternitz (PW) models which have recently attracted some interest). -- Highlights: •Classifying 2D superintegrable, separable (polar coordinates) systems on S{sup 2}, R{sup 2}, H{sup 2}. •Construction of radial, angular potentials leading to superintegrability. •Generalization of Bertrand’s theorem covering known models, e.g. Higgs, TTW, PW, and Coulomb.

  11. The Problem of the Cosmological Constant

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    Ostoma, T; Ostoma, Tom; Trushyk, Mike

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ElectroMagnetic Quantum Gravity (EMQG) is applied to the problem of the Cosmological Constant. EMQG is a quantum gravity theory (ref. 1) in which the virtual particles of the quantum vacuum play a very important role in all gravitational interactions, and also in accelerated motion. According to EMQG theory (and quantum field theory in general), empty space is populated by vast numbers of virtual particles, consisting of virtual fermion and virtual anti-fermion particles, which posses mass, and also virtual boson particles of all the various force particle species. Therefore the problem of the cosmological constant is essentially equivalent to a determination of the mass contributed by all the virtual particles of the vacuum to the overall curvature and dynamics of the entire universe. Our original analysis was based on the assumption of perfect symmetry in the creation and destruction of virtual fermion and virtual anti-fermion particle pairs in the quantum vacuum, which is in accordance with the existing la...

  12. Variable energy constant current accelerator structure

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    Anderson, Oscar A. (Berkeley, CA)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable energy, constant current ion beam accelerator structure is disclosed comprising an ion source capable of providing the desired ions, a pre-accelerator for establishing an initial energy level, a matching/pumping module having means for focusing means for maintaining the beam current, and at least one main accelerator module for continuing beam focus, with means capable of variably imparting acceleration to the beam so that a constant beam output current is maintained independent of the variable output energy. In a preferred embodiment, quadrupole electrodes are provided in both the matching/pumping module and the one or more accelerator modules, and are formed using four opposing cylinder electrodes which extend parallel to the beam axis and are spaced around the beam at 90.degree. intervals with opposing electrodes maintained at the same potential. Adjacent cylinder electrodes of the quadrupole structure are maintained at different potentials to thereby reshape the cross section of the charged particle beam to an ellipse in cross section at the mid point along each quadrupole electrode unit in the accelerator modules. The beam is maintained in focus by alternating the major axis of the ellipse along the x and y axis respectively at adjacent quadrupoles. In another embodiment, electrostatic ring electrodes may be utilized instead of the quadrupole electrodes.

  13. Constant-mesh, multiple-shaft transmission

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    Rea, J.E.; Mills, D.D.; Sewell, J.S.

    1992-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a multiple-shaft, constant-mesh transmission adapted to establish selectively a reverse torque delivery path and a forward drive torque delivery path and having a torque input means including a torque input shaft, a mainshaft aligned with the input shaft, a countershaft geared to the input shaft in spaced, parallel relationship with respect to the mainshaft, a torque output shaft joined to the mainshaft; multiple mainshaft gear elements journalled on the main airshaft, multiple cluster gear elements carried by the countershaft in meshing engagement with the mainshaft gear elements, one of the cluster gear elements being rotatably journalled on the countershaft; a reverse idle gear, a reverse gear journalled on the countershaft, the reverse idler gear being in constant mesh with the reverse gear and one of the mainshaft gear elements; first clutch means for connecting selectively the reverse gear and the countershaft; second synchronizer clutch means for connecting selectively the one of the mainshaft gear elements to the mainshaft; and third synchronizer clutch means for selectively connecting another of the mainshaft gear elements to the mainshaft; the first clutch means being a double-acting clutch with a first common axially movable clutch element adapted upon movement in one axial direction to drivably connected the reverse gear to the countershaft and adapted upon movement in the opposite axial direction to connect the one cluster gear element to the countershaft.

  14. Constant field gradient planar coupled cavity structure

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    Kang, Y.W.; Kustom, R.L.

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A cavity structure is disclosed having at least two opposing planar housing members spaced apart to accommodate the passage of a particle beam through the structure between the members. Each of the housing members have a plurality of serially aligned hollows defined therein, and also passages, formed in the members, which interconnect serially adjacent hollows to provide communication between the hollows. The opposing planar housing members are spaced and aligned such that the hollows in one member cooperate with corresponding hollows in the other member to form a plurality of resonant cavities aligned along the particle beam within the cavity structure. To facilitate the obtaining of a constant field gradient within the cavity structure, the passages are configured so as to be incrementally narrower in the direction of travel of the particle beam. In addition, the spacing distance between the opposing housing members is configured to be incrementally smaller in the direction of travel of the beam. 16 figs.

  15. `Green Christmas' Advice There are lots of ways to stay 'green' over the festive period so let's not make our buildings work hard

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    `Green Christmas' Advice There are lots of ways to stay 'green' over the festive period so let's not make our buildings work hard when we're off on holiday! Read these simple tips to find out how. Make that are needed are turned on, and that these are turned off again as you leave the building. Don't leave any non

  16. `Green Christmas' Advice There are lots of ways to stay 'green' over the festive period so let's not make our buildings work hard

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    `Green Christmas' Advice There are lots of ways to stay 'green' over the festive period so let's not make our buildings work hard when we're off on holiday! Read these simple tips to find out how. Make leave the building. Don't leave any non-essential items on standby - appliances such as televisions left

  17. This program is designed to loan bicycles to employees that are staying on-site and have no vehicle for transportation.

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    of the use of this bicycle, including any claim for personal injury or property damage. I further agree off-the-shelf from Property & Procurement Management conform to this standard. Only staff who rideThis program is designed to loan bicycles to employees that are staying on-site and have no vehicle

  18. Curvature invariants in type-III spacetimes

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    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.

  19. The variation of the fine structure constant: testing the dipole model with thermonuclear supernovae

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    Kraiselburd, Lucila; Negrelli, Carolina; Berro, Enrique García

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The large-number hypothesis conjectures that fundamental constants may vary. Accordingly, the spacetime variation of fundamental constants has been an active subject of research for decades. Recently, using data obtained with large telescopes a phenomenological model in which the fine structure constant might vary spatially has been proposed. We test whether this hypothetical spatial variation of {\\alpha}, which follows a dipole law, is compatible with the data of distant thermonuclear supernovae. Unlike previous works, in our calculations we consider not only the variation of the luminosity distance when a varying {\\alpha} is adopted, but we also take into account the variation of the peak luminosity of Type Ia supernovae resulting from a variation of {\\alpha}. This is done using an empirical relation for the peak bolometric magnitude of thermonuclear supernovae that correctly reproduces the results of detailed numerical simulations. We find that there is no significant difference between the several phenome...

  20. Award Types

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office511041cloth DocumentationProductsAlternativeOperationalAugust AugustInstruments on theAward Types Types of

  1. Observational constraints on holographic dark energy with varying gravitational constant

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    Lu, Jianbo; Xu, Lixin [Institute of Theoretical Physics, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 (China); Saridakis, Emmanuel N. [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, 400065 (China); Setare, M.R., E-mail: lvjianbo819@163.com, E-mail: msaridak@phys.uoa.gr, E-mail: rezakord@ipm.ir, E-mail: lxxu@dlut.edu.cn [Department of Science of Bijar, University of Kurdistan, Bijar (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use observational data from Type Ia Supernovae (SN), Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO), Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and observational Hubble data (OHD), and the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method, to constrain the cosmological scenario of holographic dark energy with varying gravitational constant. We consider both flat and non-flat background geometry, and we present the corresponding constraints and contour-plots of the model parameters. We conclude that the scenario is compatible with observations. In 1? we find ?{sub ?0} = 0.72{sup +0.03}{sub ?0.03}, ?{sub k0} = ?0.0013{sup +0.0130}{sub ?0.0040}, c = 0.80{sup +0.19}{sub ?0.14} and ?{sub G}?G'/G = ?0.0025{sup +0.0080}{sub ?0.0050}, while for the present value of the dark energy equation-of-state parameter we obtain w{sub 0} = ?1.04{sup +0.15}{sub ?0.20}.

  2. Initial data sets with ends of cylindrical type: I. The Lichnerowicz equation

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    Piotr T. Chru?ciel; Rafe Mazzeo

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct large classes of vacuum general relativistic initial data sets, possibly with a cosmological constant Lambda, containing ends of cylindrical type.

  3. STAYS PNNL SUITE

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    002851IBMPC00 STAYSL PNNL Suite  http://radiochemscieng.pnnl.gov/research_areas/research_area_description.asp?id=283 

  4. Must . . . stay . . . strong!

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    von Fintel, Kai

    It is a recurring matra that epistemic must creates a statement that is weaker than the corresponding flat-footed assertion: It must be raining vs. It’s raining. Contrary to classic discussions of the phenomenon such as ...

  5. Experimental determination of the effective strong coupling constant

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    Alexandre Deur; Volker Burkert; Jian-Ping Chen; Wolfgang Korsch

    2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We extract an effective strong coupling constant from low Q2 data on the Bjorken sum. Using sum rules, we establish its Q2-behavior over the complete Q2-range. The result is compared to effective coupling constants extracted from different processes and to calculations based on Schwinger-Dyson equations, hadron spectroscopy or lattice QCD. Although the connection between the experimentally extracted effective coupling constant and the calculations is not clear, the results agree surprisingly well.

  6. Enhancement of Compton Scattering by an Effective Coupling Constant

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    Bernardo Barbiellini; Piero Nicolini

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A robust thermodynamic argument shows that a small reduction of the effective coupling constant $\\alpha$ of QED greatly enhances the Compton scattering cross section and that the Thomson scattering length is connected to a fundamental scale $\\lambda$. A discussion provides a possible quantum interpretation of this enormous sensitivity to changes in the effective coupling constant $\\alpha$.

  7. The Duffing Oscillator And Linearization Techniques For Its Motion Constants

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    Rashdan, Mouath

    2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    constant is known, solving the system is no longer needed to analyze the characteristics of the system. Motion constants are time independent integrals that are hard to find for nonlinear dynamic systems. We chose the Duffing Oscillator as a higher order...

  8. Cosmological model with $?_M$-dependent cosmological constant

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    V. Majernik

    2003-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The idea here is to set the cosmical constant $\\lambda$ proportional to the scalar of the stress-energy tensor of the ordinary matter. We investigate the evolution of the scale factor in a cosmological model in which the cosmological constant is proportional to the scalar of the stress-energy tensor.

  9. The Duffing Oscillator And Linearization Techniques For Its Motion Constants 

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    Rashdan, Mouath

    2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    constant is known, solving the system is no longer needed to analyze the characteristics of the system. Motion constants are time independent integrals that are hard to find for nonlinear dynamic systems. We chose the Duffing Oscillator as a higher order...

  10. |Archives| Charts| Companies/Links| Conferences| How A Fuel Cell Works | Patents| | Types of Fuel Cells | The Basics | Fuel Cell News | Basics on Hydrogen | Search|

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    Lovley, Derek

    |Archives| Charts| Companies/Links| Conferences| How A Fuel Cell Works | Patents| | Types of Fuel Cells | The Basics | Fuel Cell News | Basics on Hydrogen | Search| *Stay Updated every week With a Free Subscription To "Inside The Industry"As Well as a Weekly Updated Patents Page Fuel cell power Publication Date

  11. |Archives| Charts| Companies/Links| Conferences| How A Fuel Cell Works | Patents| | Types of Fuel Cells | The Basics | Fuel Cell News | Basics on Hydrogen | Search|

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    Lovley, Derek

    |Archives| Charts| Companies/Links| Conferences| How A Fuel Cell Works | Patents| | Types of Fuel Cells | The Basics | Fuel Cell News | Basics on Hydrogen | Search| *Stay Updated every week With a Free Subscription To "Inside The Industry"As Well as a Weekly Updated Patents Page Gulliver's fuel cell travels

  12. Evolving Lorentzian wormholes supported by phantom matter and cosmological constant

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    Cataldo, Mauricio; Campo, Sergio del; Minning, Paul; Salgado, Patricio [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Bio-Bio, Avenida Collao 1202, Casilla 5-C, Concepcion (Chile); Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Avenida Brasil 2950, Valparaiso (Chile); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile)

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study the possibility of sustaining an evolving wormhole via exotic matter made of phantom energy in the presence of a cosmological constant. We derive analytical evolving wormhole geometries by supposing that the radial tension of the phantom matter, which is negative to the radial pressure, and the pressure measured in the tangential directions have barotropic equations of state with constant state parameters. In this case the presence of a cosmological constant ensures accelerated expansion of the wormhole configurations. More specifically, for positive cosmological constant we have wormholes which expand forever and, for negative cosmological constant we have wormholes which expand to a maximum value and then recollapse. At spatial infinity the energy density and the pressures of the anisotropic phantom matter threading the wormholes vanish; thus these evolving wormholes are asymptotically vacuum {lambda}-Friedmann models with either open or closed or flat topologies.

  13. Methodology for extracting local constants from petroleum cracking flows

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    Chang, Shen-Lin (Woodridge, IL); Lottes, Steven A. (Naperville, IL); Zhou, Chenn Q. (Munster, IN)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology provides for the extraction of local chemical kinetic model constants for use in a reacting flow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code with chemical kinetic computations to optimize the operating conditions or design of the system, including retrofit design improvements to existing systems. The coupled CFD and kinetic computer code are used in combination with data obtained from a matrix of experimental tests to extract the kinetic constants. Local fluid dynamic effects are implicitly included in the extracted local kinetic constants for each particular application system to which the methodology is applied. The extracted local kinetic model constants work well over a fairly broad range of operating conditions for specific and complex reaction sets in specific and complex reactor systems. While disclosed in terms of use in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) riser, the inventive methodology has application in virtually any reaction set to extract constants for any particular application and reaction set formulation. The methodology includes the step of: (1) selecting the test data sets for various conditions; (2) establishing the general trend of the parametric effect on the measured product yields; (3) calculating product yields for the selected test conditions using coupled computational fluid dynamics and chemical kinetics; (4) adjusting the local kinetic constants to match calculated product yields with experimental data; and (5) validating the determined set of local kinetic constants by comparing the calculated results with experimental data from additional test runs at different operating conditions.

  14. EVALUATION OF CONSTANT CURRENT WELD CONTROL FOR PINCH WELDING

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    Korinko, P; STANLEY, S; HOWARD, H

    2005-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern weld controllers typically use current to control the weld process. SRS uses a legacy voltage control method. This task was undertaken to determine if the improvements in the weld control equipment could be implemented to provide improvements to the process control. The constant current mode of operation will reduce weld variability by about a factor of 4. The constant voltage welds were slightly hotter than the constant current welds of the same nominal current. The control mode did not appear to adversely affect the weld quality, but appropriate current ranges need to be established and a qualification methodology for both welding and shunt calibrations needs to be developed and documented.

  15. Experimental determination of the effective strong coupling constant

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    Alexandre Deur; Volker Burkert; Jian-Ping Chen; Wolfgang Korsch

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We extract an effective strong coupling constant from low Q{sup 2} data on the Bjorken sum. Using sum rules, we establish its Q{sup 2}-behavior over the complete Q{sup 2}-range. The result is compared to effective coupling constants extracted from different processes and to calculations based on Schwinger-Dyson equations, hadron spectroscopy or lattice QCD. Although the connection between the experimentally extracted effective coupling constant and the calculations is not clear, the results agree surprisingly well.

  16. Van't Hoff law for temperature dependent Langmuir constants in clathrate hydrate nanocavities

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    Lakhlifi, Azzedine

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work gives a van't Hoff law expression of Langmuir constants of different species for determining their occupancy in the nanocavities of clathrate hydrates. The van't Hoff law's parameters are derived from a fit with Langmuir constants calculated using a pairwise site-site interaction potential to model the anisotropic potential environment in the cavities, as a function of temperature. The parameters can be used for calculating clathrates compositions. Results are given for nineteen gas species trapped in the small and large cavities of structure types I and II [1]. The accuracy of this approach is based on a comparison with available experimental data for ethane and cyclo- propane clathrate hydrates. The numerical method applied in this work, was recently validated from a comparison with the spherical cell method based on analytical considerations [1

  17. Constraints on axion-nucleon coupling constants from measuring the Casimir force between corrugated surfaces

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    V. B. Bezerra; G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko; C. Romero

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain stronger laboratory constraints on the coupling constants of axion-like particles to nucleons from measurements of the normal and lateral Casimir forces between sinusoidally corrugated surfaces of a sphere and a plate. For this purpose, the normal and lateral additional force arising in the experimental configurations due to two-axion exchange between protons and neutrons are calculated. Our constraints following from measurements of the normal and lateral Casimir forces are stronger than the laboratory constraints reported so far for masses of axion-like particles larger than 11eV and 8eV, respectively. A comparison between various laboratory constraints on the coupling constants of axion-like particles to nucleons obtained from the magnetometer measurements, Eotvos- and Cavendish-type experiments, and from the Casimir effect is performed over the wide range of masses of axion-like particles from 10^{-10}eV to 20eV.

  18. Calculation of the Dimer Equilibrium Constant of Heavy Water Saturated Vapor

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    L. A. Bulavin; S. V. Khrapatiy; V. N. Makhlaichuk

    2015-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Water is the most common substance on Earth.The discovery of heavy water and its further study have shown that the change of hydrogen for deuterium leads to the significant differences in their properties.The triple point temperature of heavy water is higher,at the same time the critical temperature is lower.Experimental values of the second virial coefficient of the EOS for the vapor of normal and heavy water differ at all temperatures.This fact can influence the values of the dimerization constant for the heavy water vapor.The equilibrium properties of the dimerization process are described with the methods of chemical thermodynamics.The chemical potentials for monomers (m) and dimers (d)are the functions of their concentrations.The interactions of monomer-dimer and dimer-dimer types are taken into account within the solution of equation for chemical potentials.The obtained expression for the dimerization constant contains the contributions of these types.The averaged potentials are modeled by the Sutherland potential.Theoretical values of the dimerization constant for the heavy water vapor at different temperatures are compared to those for normal water.We see the exceeding of the values for the heavy water at all temperatures.This fact is in good agreement with all experimental data that is available.The excess is related to the differences in the character of the heat excitations of the dimers of normal and heavy water,their rotational constants and energy of their vibrational excitations.Significant role is also played by the monomer-dimer and dimer-dimer interactions.

  19. Cosmology models with ?_M-dependent cosmological constant

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    V. Majernik

    2002-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the evolution of the scale factor in a cosmological model in which the cosmological constant is given by the scalar arisen by the contraction of the stress-energy tensor.

  20. High Temperature, Large Sample Volume, Constant Flow Magic Angle...

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    sample spinning rate of 3.5 kHz, 1 H and 13 C 90-degree pulse width of 8 s, constant flow control at 1.0 atmospheric pressure, and temperature control up to 250 C. This...

  1. CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants: 1998*

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    of recommended values is available on the World Wide Web at physics.nist.gov/ constants. © 1999 American Institute of Physics and American Chemical Society. S0047-2689 00 00301-9 Key words: CODATA, conversion

  2. Estimation of the base flow recession constant under human interference

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    Thomas, Brian F; Vogel, Richard M; Kroll, Charles N; Famiglietti, James S

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. Sci. , 248, 673–696. Szilagyi, J. (1999), On the use ofWater, 37(5), 660–662. Szilagyi, J. , Z. Bribovszki, and P.ow recession constant while Szilagyi et al. [2007], Wang and

  3. arthritis remains constant: Topics by E-print Network

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    We show that the only value of n for which the late-time matter energy density to dark energy density ratio (rmrhomrhoLambda) is constant (which could...

  4. A comparison of various calculational methods for constant volatility ratio, constant reflux multicomponent distillation

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    Hurst, James William

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in equilibrium with the liquid leaving the plate. The reverse may be tru e, but this is much rarer. In dealing with an actual column of the plate type, consideration must therefore be given to the average plate efficiency. The number of theoretical plates... Thesis J'ames William Hurst January l952 CONT%ITS Sur mary Page I. Introduction. II. Literature Survey 1 e 9 III. Calculational Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . 24 A. Bases of L. ethods. e 24 B. Detailed methods of Calculation IV. Illustrative...

  5. CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: 2002

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    Mohr, Peter J.; Taylor, Barry N. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8401 (United States)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper gives the 2002 self-consistent set of values of the basic constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry recommended by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) for international use. Further, it describes in detail the adjustment of the values of the subset of constants on which the complete 2002 set of recommended values is based. Two noteworthy additions in the 2002 adjustment are recommended values for the bound-state rms charge radii of the proton and deuteron and tests of the exactness of the Josephson and quantum-Hall-effect relations K{sub J}=2e/h and R{sub K}=h/e{sup 2}, where K{sub J} and R{sub K} are the Josephson and von Klitzing constants, respectively, e is the elementary charge, and h is the Planck constant. The 2002 set replaces the previously recommended 1998 CODATA set. The 2002 adjustment takes into account the data considered in the 1998 adjustment as well as the data that became available between 31 December 1998, the closing date of that adjustment, and 31 December 2002, the closing date of the new adjustment. The differences between the 2002 and 1998 recommended values compared to the uncertainties of the latter are generally not unreasonable. The new CODATA set of recommended values may also be found on the World Wide Web at physics.nist.gov/constants.

  6. Period doubling, information entropy, and estimates for Feigenbaum's constants

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    Reginald D. Smith

    2013-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The relationship between period doubling bifurcations and Feigenbaum's constants has been studied for nearly 40 years and this relationship has helped uncover many fundamental aspects of universal scaling across multiple nonlinear dynamical systems. This paper will combine information entropy with symbolic dynamics to demonstrate how period doubling can be defined using these tools alone. In addition, the technique allows us to uncover some unexpected, simple estimates for Feigenbaum's constants which relate them to log 2 and the golden ratio, phi, as well as to each other.

  7. The Equivalence Principle and the Constants of Nature

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    Thibault Damour

    2009-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly review the various contexts within which one might address the issue of ``why'' the dimensionless constants of Nature have the particular values that they are observed to have. Both the general historical trend, in physics, of replacing a-priori-given, absolute structures by dynamical entities, and anthropic considerations, suggest that coupling ``constants'' have a dynamical nature. This hints at the existence of observable violations of the Equivalence Principle at some level, and motivates the need for improved tests of the Equivalence Principle.

  8. Topological Quantization in Units of the Fine Structure Constant

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    Maciejko, Joseph; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., Materials Sci. Dept. /SLAC; Qi, Xiao-Liang; /Station Q, UCSB /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., Materials Sci. Dept. /SLAC; Drew, H.Dennis; /Maryland U.; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., Materials Sci. Dept. /SLAC

    2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Fundamental topological phenomena in condensed matter physics are associated with a quantized electromagnetic response in units of fundamental constants. Recently, it has been predicted theoretically that the time-reversal invariant topological insulator in three dimensions exhibits a topological magnetoelectric effect quantized in units of the fine structure constant {alpha} = e{sup 2}/{h_bar}c. In this Letter, we propose an optical experiment to directly measure this topological quantization phenomenon, independent of material details. Our proposal also provides a way to measure the half-quantized Hall conductances on the two surfaces of the topological insulator independently of each other.

  9. Discrete canonical analysis of three dimensional gravity with cosmological constant

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    J. Berra-Montiel; J. E. Rosales-Quintero

    2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the interplay between standard canonical analysis and canonical discretization in three-dimensional gravity with cosmological constant. By using the Hamiltonian analysis, we find that the continuum local symmetries of the theory are given by the on-shell space-time diffeomorphisms, which at the action level, corresponds to the Kalb-Ramond transformations. At the time of discretization, although this symmetry is explicitly broken, we prove that the theory still preserves certain gauge freedom generated by a constant curvature relation in terms of holonomies and the Gauss's law in the lattice approach.

  10. Calculation of the Dimer Equilibrium Constant of Heavy Water Saturated Vapor

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    Bulavin, L A; Makhlaichuk, V N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water is the most common substance on Earth.The discovery of heavy water and its further study have shown that the change of hydrogen for deuterium leads to the significant differences in their properties.The triple point temperature of heavy water is higher,at the same time the critical temperature is lower.Experimental values of the second virial coefficient of the EOS for the vapor of normal and heavy water differ at all temperatures.This fact can influence the values of the dimerization constant for the heavy water vapor.The equilibrium properties of the dimerization process are described with the methods of chemical thermodynamics.The chemical potentials for monomers (m) and dimers (d)are the functions of their concentrations.The interactions of monomer-dimer and dimer-dimer types are taken into account within the solution of equation for chemical potentials.The obtained expression for the dimerization constant contains the contributions of these types.The averaged potentials are modeled by the Sutherlan...

  11. Assignment Types UTS LIBRARY

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    Assignment Types UTS LIBRARY February 2013 Academic Writing Guide Part 2 ­ Assignment Types: This section outlines the basic types of written assignments, providing structural elements and examples. #12;2 II. Assignment Types 1. Essay Writing

  12. Fundamental constants and cosmic vacuum: the micro and macro connection

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    Harald Fritzsch; Joan Sola

    2015-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The idea that the vacuum energy density $\\rho_{\\Lambda}$ could be time dependent is a most reasonable one in the expanding Universe; in fact, much more reasonable than just a rigid cosmological constant for the entire cosmic history. Being $\\rho_{\\Lambda}=\\rho_{\\Lambda}(t)$ dynamical, it offers a possibility to tackle the cosmological constant problem in its various facets. Furthermore, for a long time (most prominently since Dirac's first proposal on a time variable gravitational coupling) the possibility that the fundamental "constants" of Nature are slowly drifting with the cosmic expansion has been continuously investigated. In the last two decades, and specially in recent times, mounting experimental evidence attests that this could be the case. In this paper, we consider the possibility that these two groups of facts might be intimately connected, namely that the observed acceleration of the Universe and the possible time variation of the fundamental constants are two manifestations of the same underlying dynamics. We call it: the "micro and macro connection", and on its basis we expect that the cosmological term in Einstein's equations, Newton's coupling and the masses of all the particles in the Universe, both the dark matter particles and the ordinary baryons and leptons, should all drift with the cosmic expansion. Here we discuss specific cosmological models realizing such possibility in a way that preserves the principle of covariance of General Relativity.

  13. A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to track Maneuvering Targets

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    Naik, Naren

    1 A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to track Maneuvering Targets Ashwin Yadav1 , Peeyush domains. One of the most fundamental and widely used approaches to target tracking is the Kalman filter. In presence of unknown noise statistics there are difficulties in the Kalman filter yielding acceptable

  14. Global Representation of the Fine Structure Constant and its Variation

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    Michael Edmund Tobar

    2005-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The fine structure constant, alpha, is shown to be proportional to the ratio of the quanta of electric and magnetic flux of force of the electron, and provides a new representation, which is global across all unit systems. Consequently, a variation in alpha was shown to manifest due to a differential change in the fraction of the quanta of electric and magnetic flux of force, while a variation in hcross.c was shown to manifest due to the common mode change. The representation is discussed with respect to the running of the fine structure constant at high energies (small distances), and a putative temporal drift. It is shown that the running of the fine structure constant is due to equal components of electric screening (polarization of vacuum) and magnetic anti-screening (magnetization of vacuum), which cause the perceived quanta of electric charge to increase at small distances, while the magnetic flux quanta decreases. This introduces the concept of the bare magnetic flux quanta as well as the bare electric charge. With regards to temporal drift, it is confirmed that it is impossible to determine which fundamental constant is varying if alpha varies.

  15. Quartz resonators thermal modelization using located constants networks

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of quartz resonator. The designed model is tested by comparison of the experimental frequency versus235 Quartz resonators thermal modelization using located constants networks S. Galliou and J. P modelization of quartz resonators is first presented ; next, the method consisting on establishing a located

  16. USEFUL EQUATIONS AND CONSTANTS k = 8.99 X 109

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    Kioussis, Nicholas

    E E Vector Sum electU W Potential Difference: elect 0 0 WU V q q Definition Potential Energy Capacitance: Q C V Definition 0 A C d Parallel Plate, Dielectric: 0C C Dielectric Constant Energy Stored Field: qF E Definition Electric Field: 2 q E k r Magnitude (for point charge) Superposition: 1 2 3 E E

  17. CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: 2010*

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    constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry recommended by the Committee on Data for Science. Theory of hydrogen and deuterium energy levels 1534 a. Dirac eigenvalue 1534 b. Relativistic recoil 1534 c. Nuclear polarizability 1535 d. Self energy 1535 e. Vacuum polarization 1536 f. Two

  18. Constant Sustainable Consumption Rate in Optimal Growth with Exhaustible Resources*

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    Wan, Frederic Yui-Ming

    's criterion of maximum sustainable consumption rate, previously formulated as a minimum-resource-extraction or not the constant unit resource extraction cost vanishes. The related problem of maximizing the terminal capital appetite for the earth's finite stock of nonrenew- able resources, such as fossil fuel and minerals, have

  19. CAPUT DARK ENERGY TOPICS, 2013 1. The Cosmological Constant

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    Weijgaert, Rien van de

    CAPUT DARK ENERGY TOPICS, 2013 1 #12;1. The Cosmological Constant - The acceleration as curvature term in the Einstein field equation and not a form of dark energy. Provide a critical discussion., Rovelli C., 2010 Is dark energy really a mystery ? Nature, 466, 321 (July 2010) - Padmanabhan T., 2003

  20. Temperature and moisture dependence of dielectric constant for silica aerogels

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    Hrubesh, L.H., LLNL

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dielectric constants of silica aerogels are among the lowest measured for any solid material. The silica aerogels also exhibit low thermal expansion and are thermally stable to temperatures exceeding 500{degrees}C. However, due to the open porosity and large surface areas for aerogels, their dielectric constants are strongly affected by moisture and temperature. This paper presents data for the dielectric constants of silica aerogels as a function of moisture content at 25{degrees}C, and as a function of temperature, for temperatures in the range from 25{degrees}C to 450{degrees}C. Dielectric constant data are also given for silica aerogels that are heat treated in dry nitrogen at 500{degrees}C, then cooled to 25{degrees}C for measurements in dry air. All measurements are made on bulk aerogel spheres at 22GHz microwave frequency, using a cavity perturbation method. The results of the dependence found here for bulk materials can be inferred to apply also to thin films of silica aerogels having similar nano-structures and densities.

  1. Dynamical constants of structured photons with parabolic-cylindrical symmetry

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    B. M. Rodriguez-Lara; R. Jauregui

    2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromagnetic modes with parabolic-cylindrical symmetry and their dynamical variables are studied both in the classical and quantum realm. As a result, a new dynamical constant for the electromagnetic field is identified and linked to the symmetry operator which supports it.

  2. Types of Costs Types of Cost Estimates

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    · Types of Costs · Types of Cost Estimates · Methods to estimate capital costs MIN E 408: Mining% accuracy. ­ 2-5% of pre-production capital Types of Cost Estimates #12;3. Definitive ­ Based on definitive-even $ Production Level Fixed Cost Break-even $ Production Level Cost-Revenue Relationships · Capital Costs (or

  3. Constant-Optimized Quantum Circuits for Modular Multiplication and Exponentiation

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    Igor L. Markov; Mehdi Saeedi

    2015-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Reversible circuits for modular multiplication $Cx$%$M$ with $xconstant-factor improvements, as well as an improvement by a constant additive term that is significant for few-qubit circuits arising in ongoing laboratory experiments with Shor's algorithm.

  4. Thermodynamics of de Sitter Black Holes: Thermal Cosmological Constant

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    Yuichi Sekiwa

    2006-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamic properties associated with the black hole event horizon and the cosmological horizon for black hole solutions in asymptotically de Sitter spacetimes. We examine thermodynamics of these horizons on the basis of the conserved charges according to Teitelboim's method. In particular, we have succeeded in deriving the generalized Smarr formula among thermodynamical quantities in a simple and natural way. We then show that cosmological constant must decrease when one takes into account the quantum effect. These observations have been obtained if and only if cosmological constant plays the role of a thermodynamical state variable. We also touch upon the relation between inflation of our universe and a phase transition of black holes.

  5. Asymptotically Flat Wormhole Solutions in a Generic Cosmological Constant Background

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    Y. Heydarzade; N. Riazi; H. Moradpour

    2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    There are a number of reasons to study wormholes with generic cosmological constant $\\Lambda$. Recent observations indicate that present accelerating expansion of the universe demands $\\Lambda>0$. On the other hand, some extended theories of gravitation such as supergravity and superstring theories posses vacuum states with $\\Lambdaenergy density and pressure profiles which support such a geometry are obtained. It is shown that for having such a geometry, the wormhole throat $r_0$, the cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ and the equation of state parameter $\\omega$ should satisfy two specific conditions. The possibility of setting different values for the parameters of the model helps us to find exact solutions for the metric functions, mass functions and energy-momentum profiles. At last, the volume integral quantifier, which provides useful information about the total amount of energy condition violating matter is discussed briefly.

  6. Mega-masers, Dark Energy and the Hubble Constant

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    Lo, Fred K. Y.

    2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Powerful water maser emission (water mega-masers) can be found in accretion disks in the nuclei of some galaxies. Besides providing a measure of the mass at the nucleus, such mega-masers can be used to determine the distance to the host galaxy, based on a kinematic model. We will explain the importance of determining the Hubble Constant to high accuracy for constraining the equation of state of Dark Energy and describe the Mega-maser Cosmology Project that has the goal of determining the Hubble Constant to better than 3%. Time permitting, we will also present the scientific capabilities of the current and future NRAO facilities: ALMA, EVLA, VLBA and GBT, for addressing key astrophysical problems

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

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

    2008-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. New process to avoid emissions: Constant pressure in coke ovens

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    Giertz, J.; Huhn, F. [DMT-Gesellschaft fuer Forschung und Pruefung mbH, Essen (Germany). Inst. for Cokemaking and Fuel Technology; Hofherr, K. [Thyssen Stahl AG, Duisburg (Germany)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A chamber pressure regulation (PROven), especially effective in regard to emission control problems of coke ovens is introduced for the first time. Because of the partial vacuum in the collecting main system, it is possible to keep the oven`s raw gas pressure constant on a low level over the full coking time. The individual pressure control for each chamber is assured directly as a function of the oven pressure by an immersion system controlling the flow resistance of the collecting main valve. The latter is a fixed-position design (system name ``FixCup``). By doing away with the interdependence of collecting main pressure and chamber pressure, a parameter seen as a coking constant could not be made variable. This opens a new way to reduce coke oven emissions and simultaneously to prevent the ovens from damage caused by air ingress into the oven.

  9. Sound damping constant for generalized theories of gravity

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    Brustein, Ram [Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, 84105 (Israel); Medved, A. J. M. [Physics Department, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743 (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The near-horizon metric for a black brane in anti-de Sitter space and the metric near the AdS boundary both exhibit hydrodynamic behavior. We demonstrate the equivalence of this pair of hydrodynamic systems for the sound mode of a conformal theory. This is first established for Einstein's gravity, but we then show how the sound damping constant will be modified from its Einstein form for a generalized theory. The modified damping constant is expressible as the ratio of a pair of gravitational couplings that are indicative of the sound-channel class of gravitons. This ratio of couplings differs from both that of the shear diffusion coefficient and the shear viscosity to entropy ratio. Our analysis is mostly limited to conformal theories, but suggestions are made as to how this restriction might eventually be lifted.

  10. Laboratory evaluation of the constant rate of strain and constant head techniques for measurement of the hydraulic conductivity of fine grained soils

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    Adams, Amy Lynn

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis evaluates the constant rate of strain and constant head techniques for measurement of the hydraulic conductivity of fine grained soils. A laboratory program compares hydraulic conductivity measurements made ...

  11. Scaling behavior of discretization errors in renormalization and improvement constants

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    Bhattacharya, T; Lee, W; Sharpe, S R; Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Gupta, Rajan; Lee, Weonjong; Sharpe, Stephen R.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-perturbative results for improvement and renormalization constants needed for on-shell and off-shell O(a) improvement of bilinear operators composed of Wilson fermions are presented. The calculations have been done in the quenched approximation at beta=6.0, 6.2 and 6.4. To quantify residual discretization errors we compare our data with results from other non-perturbative calculations and with one-loop perturbation theory.

  12. Apparatus producing constant cable tension for intermittent demand

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    Lauritzen, T.

    1984-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to apparatus for producing constant tension in cable or the like when it is unreeled and reeled from a drum or spool under conditions of intermittent demand. The invention is particularly applicable to the handling of superconductive cable, but the invention is also applicable to the unreeling and reeling of other strands, such as electrical cable, wire, cord, other cables, fish line, wrapping paper and numerous other materials.

  13. The Stückelberg Holographic Superconductors in Constant External Magnetic Field

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    Jian-Pin Wu

    2010-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the St\\"{u}ckelberg holographic superconductor in present of the constant external magnetic field. We observe that a critical value of magnetic field exists as the cases in usual holographic superconductor. Furthermore, we find that the applied magnetic field strongly influence the phase transition of this model and have a jump in the condensate at the critical temperature even for $c_{4}=1$.

  14. Noncommutative field with constant background fields and neutral fermion

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    Cui-bai Luo; Feng-yao Hou; Zhu-fang Cui; Xiao-jun Liu; Hong-shi Zong

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Introducing constant background fields into the noncommutative gauge theory, we first obtain a Hermitian fermion Lagrangian which involves a Lorentz violation term, then we generalize it to a new deformed canonical noncommutation relations for fermion field. Massless neutrino oscillation in the deformed canonical noncommutation relations is analyzed. The restriction of the noncommutative coefficients is also discussed. By comparing with the existing experimental data of conventional neutrino oscillations, the order of noncommutative deformed coefficients is given from different ways.

  15. Turbine blade having a constant thickness airfoil skin

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    Marra, John J

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A turbine blade is provided for a gas turbine comprising: a support structure comprising a base defining a root of the blade and a framework extending radially outwardly from the base, and an outer skin coupled to the support structure framework. The skin has a generally constant thickness along substantially the entire radial extent thereof. The framework and the skin define an airfoil of the blade.

  16. Hydrogen Atom and Time Variation of Fine-Structure Constant

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    Mu-Lin Yan

    2009-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we have solved the de Sitter special relativistic ($\\mathcal{SR}_{cR}$-) Dirac equation of hydrogen in the earth-QSO(quasar) framework reference by means of the adiabatic approach. The aspects of geometry effects of de Sitter space-time described by Beltrami metric are explored and taken into account. It is found that the $\\mathcal{SR}_{cR}$-Dirac equation of hydrogen is a time dependent quantum Hamiltonian system. We provide an explicit calculation to justify the adiabatic approach in dealing with this time-dependent system. Since the radius of de Sitter sphere $R$ is cosmologically large, the evolution of the system is very slow so that the adiabatic approximation legitimately works with high accuracy. We conclude that the electromagnetic fine-structure constant, the electron mass and the Planck constant are time variations. This prediction of fine-structure constant is consistent with the presently available observation data. For confirming it further, experiments/observations are required.

  17. On the possibility of variation of the fundamental constants of physics in the static universe

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    V. Jonauskas

    1999-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A variation of fundamental constants of physics is proposed in a frame of static universe. It is shown when the velocity of light increases (decreases) the Planck's constant increases (decreases) and mass of bodies decreases (increases). This variation of constants leads to the variation of dimensions of bodies and the energy levels of atoms, but a fine structure constant remains unaltered.

  18. Instructions to obtain the FBI background check Long-Stay Valencia Students The FBI Background Check is the first step in a two-part process. The FBI Background Check takes 4-6

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    Hull, Elaine

    Instructions to obtain the FBI background check Long-Stay Valencia Students The FBI Background Check is the first step in a two-part process. The FBI Background Check takes 4-6 weeks for processing form, fingerprint card and payment--to the following address: FBI CJIS Division ­ Record Request 1000

  19. Types of Commissioning

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Several commissioning types exist to address the specific needs of equipment and systems across both new and existing buildings. The following commissioning types provide a good overview.

  20. Fluctuation of an ion beam extracted from an AC filament driven Bernas-type ion source

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    Miyamoto, N., E-mail: nmiyamot@mail.doshisha.ac.jp; Okajima, Y.; Wada, M. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0321 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0321 (Japan)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Argon ion beam fluctuation from an AC filament driven Bernas-type ion source is observed. The ion beam was measured by an 8 measurement elements beam profile monitor. The amplitude of the beam current fluctuation stayed in the same level from 100 Hz to 1 kHz of the filament heating frequency. The beam current fluctuation frequency measured by the beam profile monitor was equal to the frequency of the AC filament operation. The fluctuation amplitudes of the beam current by AC operation were less than 7% and were in the same level of the DC operation.

  1. Degravitation, inflation and the cosmological constant as an afterglow

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    Patil, Subodh P., E-mail: subodh@physik.hu-berlin.de [Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, Institut fuer Physik, Newtonstrasse 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, we adopt the phenomenological approach of taking the degravitation paradigm seriously as a consistent modification of gravity in the IR, and investigate its consequences for various cosmological situations. We motivate degravitation - where Netwon's constant is promoted to a scale dependent filter function - as arising from either a small (resonant) mass for the graviton, or as an effect in semi-classical gravity. After addressing how the Bianchi identities are to be satisfied in such a set up, we turn our attention towards the cosmological consequences of degravitation. By considering the example filter function corresponding to a resonantly massive graviton (with a filter scale larger than the present horizon scale), we show that slow roll inflation, hybrid inflation and old inflation remain quantitatively unchanged. We also find that the degravitation mechanism inherits a memory of past energy densities in the present epoch in such a way that is likely significant for present cosmological evolution. For example, if the universe underwent inflation in the past due to it having tunneled out of some false vacuum, we find that degravitation implies a remnant 'afterglow' cosmological constant, whose scale immediately afterwards is parametrically suppressed by the filter scale (L) in Planck units {Lambda} {approx} l{sup 2}{sub pl}/L{sup 2}. We discuss circumstances through which this scenario reasonably yields the presently observed value for {Lambda} {approx} O(10{sup -120}). We also find that in a universe still currently trapped in some false vacuum state, resonance graviton models of degravitation only degravitate initially Planck or GUT scale energy densities down to the presently observed value over timescales comparable to the filter scale. We argue that different functional forms for the filter function will yield similar conclusions. In this way, we argue that although the degravitation models we study have the potential to explain why the cosmological constant is not large in addition to why it is not zero, it does not satisfactorily address the co-incidence problem without additional tuning.

  2. Determining coal permeabilities through constant pressure production interference testing 

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    Schubarth, Stephen Kurt

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kurt Schubarth, B. S. , Texas A&M Un1versity Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Stephen A. Holditch The determination of format1on propert1es 1s important to the success of any underground coal gasification (UCG) project. There are many ways... method of analysis for a mult1ple well test w1th a constant pressure source. The method is then verified by analyzing data generated from a numer1cal reservoir simulator. An analys1s of a hydrology test performed during the 1980 Texas ASM UCG project...

  3. Compatibility of neutron star masses and hyperon coupling constants

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    H. Huber; M. K. Weigel; F. Weber

    1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that the modern equations of state for neutron star matter based on microscopic calculations of symmetric and asymmetric nuclear matter are compatible with the lower bound on the maximum neutron-star mass for a certain range of hyperon coupling constants, which are constrained by the binding energies of hyperons in symmetric nuclear matter. The hyperons are included by means of the relativistic Hartree-- or Hartree--Fock approximation. The obtained couplings are also in satisfactory agreement with hypernuclei data in the relativistic Hartree scheme. Within the relativistic Hartree--Fock approximation hypernuclei have not been investigated so far.

  4. Confined System with Rashba Coupling in Constant Magnetic Field

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    Mohammed El Bouziani; Rachid Houca; Ahmed Jellal

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a two dimensional system of electrons with Rashba coupling in the constant magnetic field $B$ and confining potential. We algebraically diagonalize the corresponding Hamiltonian to end up with the solutions of the energy spectrum. In terms of two kinds of operator we construct two symmetries and discuss the filling of the shells with electrons for strong and weak $B$. Subsequently, we show that our system is sharing some common features with quantum optics where the exact operator solutions for the basics Jaynes-Cummings variables are derived from our results. An interesting limit is studied and the corresponding quantum dynamics is recovered.

  5. Photon propagation in noncommutative QED with constant external field

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    R. Fresneda; D. M. Gitman; A. E. Shabad

    2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We find dispersion laws for the photon propagating in the presence of mutually orthogonal constant external electric and magnetic fields in the context of the $\\theta $-expanded noncommutative QED. We show that there is no birefringence to the first order in the noncommutativity parameter $% \\theta .$ By analyzing the group velocities of the photon eigenmodes we show that there occurs superluminal propagation for any direction. This phenomenon depends on the mutual orientation of the external electromagnetic fields and the noncommutativity vector. We argue that the propagation of signals with superluminal group velocity violates causality in spite of the fact that the noncommutative theory is not Lorentz-invariant and speculate about possible workarounds.

  6. Photon propagation in noncommutative QED with constant external field

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    Fresneda, R; Shabad, A E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We find dispersion laws for the photon propagating in the presence of mutually orthogonal constant external electric and magnetic fields in the context of the $\\theta $-expanded noncommutative QED. We show that there is no birefringence to the first order in the noncommutativity parameter $% \\theta .$ By analyzing the group velocities of the photon eigenmodes we show that there occurs superluminal propagation for any direction. This phenomenon depends on the mutual orientation of the external electromagnetic fields and the noncommutativity vector. We argue that the propagation of signals with superluminal group velocity violates causality in spite of the fact that the noncommutative theory is not Lorentz-invariant and speculate about possible workarounds.

  7. Types of Costs Types of Cost Estimates

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    05-1 · Types of Costs · Types of Cost Estimates · Methods to estimate capital costs MIN E 408-Revenue Relationships · Capital Costs (or first cost or capital investment): ­ Expenditures made to acquire or develop capital assets ­ Three main classes of capital costs: 1. Depreciable Investment: · Investment allocated

  8. Silica aerogel: An intrinsically low dielectric constant material

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    Hrubesh, L.W.

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Silica aerogels are highly porous solids having unique morphologies in wavelength of visible which both the pores and particles have sizes less than the wavelength of visible light. This fine nanostructure modifies the normal transport mechanisms within aerogels and endows them with a variety of exceptional physical properties. For example, aerogels have the lowest measured thermal conductivity and dielectric constant for any solid material. The intrinsically low dielectric properties of silica aerogels are the direct result of the extremely high achievable porosities, which are controllable over a range from 75% to more than 99.8 %, and which result in measured dielectric constants from 2.0 to less than 1.01. This paper discusses the synthesis of silica aerogels, processing them as thin films, and characterizing their dielectric properties. Existing data and other physical characteristics of bulk aerogels (e.g., thermal stablity, thermal expansion, moisture adsorption, modulus, dielectric strength, etc.), which are useful for evaluating them as potential dielectrics for microelectronics, are also given.

  9. Energy Levels Of Hydrogen-Like Atomsand Fundamental Constants

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

    1994-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Determining the Hubble constant using HII regions and HII galaxies

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    Chavez, Ricardo; Terlevich, Roberto; Plionis, Manolis; Bresolin, Fabio; Basilakos, Spyros; Melnick, Jorge

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the first results of a long term program aiming to provide accurate independent estimates of the Hubble constant (H0) and the Dark Energy equation of state parameter (w) using the L(Hbeta)-velocity dispersion (sigma) distance estimator for Giant HII regions and HII galaxies. We have used VLT and Subaru high dispersion spectroscopic observations of a local sample of HII galaxies, identified in the SDSS DR7 catalogue in order to re-define and improve the L(Hbeta) - sigma distance indicator and to determine the Hubble constant. To this end we used as local calibration or 'anchor' of this correlation, giant HII regions in nearby galaxies which have accurate distance measurements determined via primary indicators. Using our best sample of 89 nearby HII galaxies and 23 Giant HII regions in 9 galaxies we obtain H0 = 73.9+- 2.7 (statistical)+- 2.9 (systematic) km s-1 Mpc-1, in excellent agreement with, and independently confirming, the most recent SNe Ia based results.

  11. Axial-vector coupling constants and chiral-symmetry restoration

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    Henley, E.M. (Department of Physics FM-15 and Institute for Nuclear Theory HN-12, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)); Hwang, W.P. (Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 10764 (Taiwan, Province of China)); Kisslinger, L.S. (Department of Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States))

    1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The isovector axial-vector coupling constant {ital g}{sub {ital A}} is determined by using the method of QCD sum rules. A sum rule for ({ital g}{sub {ital A}}{minus}1) is obtained, and it is shown that, with standard values of the quark condensates, {ital g}{sub {ital A}}=1.26{plus minus}0.08. It is also shown that the isovector axial-vector coupling ({ital g}{sub {ital A}}{minus}1)=0 in the limit in which chiral symmetry is restored, and the quark condensate vanishes. A sum rule is also obtained for the isoscalar'' axial-vector coupling constant {ital g}{sub {ital A}}{sup {ital S}}, which is found to be 0.13 if the isovector values of susceptibilities are used. On the other hand, {ital g}{sub {ital A}}{sup {ital S}}={minus}0.68 if the quark condensate is set to zero while {ital g}{sub {ital A}}{sup {ital S}}={minus}1.00 if both the quark and gluon condensates vanish in the event of chiral-symmetry restoration. The values of {ital g}{sub {ital A}} and {ital g}{sub {ital A}}{sup {ital S}} allow us to deduce {Delta}{ital u} and {Delta}{ital d} in the proton.

  12. Zero-Branes, Quantum Mechanics and the Cosmological Constant

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    Andrew Chamblin; Neil D. Lambert

    2001-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse some dynamical issues in a modified type IIA supergravity, recently proposed as an extension of M-theory that admits de Sitter space. In particular we find that this theory has multiple zero-brane solutions. This suggests a microscopic quantum mechanical matrix description which yields a massive deformation of the usual M(atrix) formulation of M-theory and type IIA string theory.

  13. Abstract--There are two types of drivers in production machine systems: constant velocity (CV) motor and servo-motor.

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    Zhang, WJ "Chris"

    ) motor and servo-motor. If a system contains two drivers or more, among which some are of the CV motor while the other are the servo-motor, the system has the so-called hybrid driver architecture is stable. A simulation is performed to show verify the proposed controller. The CV motor has the velocity

  14. Lieb-Liniger gas in a constant-force potential

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    Jukic, D.; Galic, S.; Buljan, H. [Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Bijenicka c. 32, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Pezer, R. [Faculty of Metallurgy, University of Zagreb, Aleja narodnih heroja 3, 44103 Sisak (Croatia)

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We use Gaudin's Fermi-Bose mapping operator to calculate exact solutions for the Lieb-Liniger model in a linear (constant-force) potential (the constructed exact stationary solutions are referred to as the Lieb-Liniger-Airy wave functions). The ground-state properties of the gas in the wedgelike trapping potential are calculated in the strongly interacting regime by using Girardeau's Fermi-Bose mapping and the pseudopotential approach in the 1/c approximation (c denotes the strength of the interaction). We point out that quantum dynamics of Lieb-Liniger wave packets in the linear potential can be calculated by employing an N-dimensional Fourier transform as in the case of free expansion.

  15. Span Programs for Functions with Constant-Sized 1-certificates

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    Aleksandrs Belovs

    2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Besides the Hidden Subgroup Problem, the second large class of quantum speed-ups is for functions with constant-sized 1-certificates. This includes the OR function, solvable by the Grover algorithm, the distinctness, the triangle and other problems. The usual way to solve them is by quantum walk on the Johnson graph. We propose a solution for the same problems using span programs. The span program is a computational model equivalent to the quantum query algorithm in its strength, and yet very different in its outfit. We prove the power of our approach by designing a quantum algorithm for the triangle problem with query complexity $O(n^{35/27})$ that is better than $O(n^{13/10})$ of the best previously known algorithm by Magniez et al.

  16. Path Integral Confined Dirac Fermions in a Constant Magnetic Field

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    Abdeldjalil Merdaci; Ahmed Jellal; Lyazid Chetouani

    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider Dirac fermion confined in harmonic potential and submitted to a constant magnetic field. The corresponding solutions of the energy spectrum are obtained by using the path integral techniques. For this, we begin by establishing a symmetric global projection, which provides a symmetric form for the Green function. Based on this, we show that it is possible to end up with the propagator of the harmonic oscillator for one charged particle. After some transformations, we derive the normalized wave functions and the eigenvalues in terms of different physical parameters and quantum numbers. By interchanging quantum numbers, we show that our solutions possed interesting properties. The density of current and the non-relativistic limit are analyzed where different conclusions are obtained.

  17. Statistical Inference for Models with Intractable Normalizing Constants

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    Jin, Ick Hoon

    2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    be calculated by S1(y) = X 1?iconstant ratio R(?t, ?) = ?(?)/?(?t) by bRm(?t,yt, ?) = 1 m mX i=1 g(y(t)i , ?) g(y(t)i , ?t) . 4. Calculate the Monte Carlo MH ratio r...

  18. Constant power speed range extension of surface mounted PM motors

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    Lawler, Jack Steward (Knoxville, TN); Bailey, John Milton (Knoxville, TN)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A circuit and method for controlling a rotating machine (11) in the constant horsepower range above base speed uses an inverter (15) having SCR's (T1-T6) connected in series with the primary commutation switches (Q1-Q6) to control turn off of the primary commutation switches and to protect the primary commutation switches from faults. The primary commutation switches (Q1-Q6) are controlled by a controller (14), to fire in advance or after a time when the back emf equals the applied voltage, and then to turn off after a precise dwell time, such that suitable power is developed at speeds up to at least six times base speed.

  19. Temperature relationship of the elastic constants of vanadium

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    Belousov, O.K.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Information on the elastic constants of vanadium and their temperature relationship is limited and ambiguous. This article gives the values of these characteristics for VEL-2 electron beam remelted vanadium with a purity of about 99.8%. The elastic properties were measured in heating from 20 to 1600/sup 0/C in a vacuum. The relationship of the modulus of elasticity to temperature has two almost linear portions in the 20-300 and 300-1350/sup 0/C ranges and then a more intense reduction in it is observed. The shear modulus drops sharply starting with 800/sup 0/C and decreases to G = 36 kN/mm/sup 2/ at 1600/sup 0/C. Poisson's ratio has values close to 0.3. Its most significant increase starts with 1400/sup 0/C.e

  20. Determination of the electron–phonon coupling constant in tungsten

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    Daraszewicz, Szymon L.; Duffy, Dorothy M.; Shluger, Alexander L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT London (United Kingdom); Giret, Yvelin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT London (United Kingdom); The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Tanimura, Hiroshi; Tanimura, Katsumi [The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We used two methods to determine the effective electron-phonon coupling constant (G{sub 0}) in tungsten. Our first principles calculations predict G{sub 0}?=?1.65?×?10{sup 17?}W m{sup ?3} K{sup ?1}. The temporal decay of the femtosecond-resolution optical reflectivity for a (100) surface of bulk W was measured using a pump-probe scheme and analysed using ab initio parameterised two temperature model, which includes both the effects of the electron-phonon coupling and thermal conduction into bulk. This analysis gives G{sub 0}?=?1.4(3)?×?10{sup 17?}W m{sup ?3} K{sup ?1}, in good agreement with the theoretical prediction. The described effective method of calculating and measuring G{sub 0} in bulk materials can be easily extended to other metals.

  1. Predicting the Cosmological Constant from the Causal Entropic Principle

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    Bousso, Raphael; Bousso, Raphael; Harnik, Roni; Kribs, Graham D.; Perez, Gilad

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the expected value of the cosmological constant in our universe from the Causal Entropic Principle. Since observers must obey the laws of thermodynamics and causality, the principle asserts that physical parameters are most likely to be found in the range of values for which the total entropy production within a causally connected region is maximized. Despite the absence of more explicit anthropic criteria, the resulting probability distribution turns out to be in excellent agreement with observation. In particular, we find that dust heated by stars dominates the entropy production, demonstrating the remarkable power of this thermodynamic selection criterion. The alternative approach-weighting by the number of"observers per baryon" -- is less well-defined, requires problematic assumptions about the nature of observers, and yet prefers values larger than present experimental bounds.

  2. Predicting the Cosmological Constant from the CausalEntropic Principle

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    Bousso, Raphael; Harnik, Roni; Kribs, Graham D.; Perez, Gilad

    2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the expected value of the cosmological constant in our universe from the Causal Entropic Principle. Since observers must obey the laws of thermodynamics and causality, it asserts that physical parameters are most likely to be found in the range of values for which the total entropy production within a causally connected region is maximized. Despite the absence of more explicit anthropic criteria, the resulting probability distribution turns out to be in excellent agreement with observation. In particular, we find that dust heated by stars dominates the entropy production, demonstrating the remarkable power of this thermodynamic selection criterion. The alternative approach--weighting by the number of ''observers per baryon''--is less well-defined, requires problematic assumptions about the nature of observers, and yet prefers values larger than present experimental bounds.

  3. Scale of gravity and the cosmological constant within a landscape

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    Graesser, Michael L. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Department of Physics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08540 (United States); Salem, Michael P. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is possible that the scale of gravity, parametrized by the apparent Planck mass, may obtain different values within different universes in an encompassing multiverse. We investigate the range over which the Planck mass may scan while still satisfying anthropic constraints. The window for anthropically allowed values of the Planck mass may have important consequences for landscape predictions. For example, if the likelihood to observe some value of the Planck mass is weighted by the inflationary expansion factors of the universes that contain that value, then it appears extremely unlikely to observe the value of the Planck mass that is measured within our universe. This is another example of the runaway inflation problem discussed in recent literature. We also show that the window for the Planck mass significantly weakens the anthropic constraint on the cosmological constant when both are allowed to vary over a landscape.

  4. Testing the cosmological constant as a candidate for dark energy

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    Kratochvil, Jan; Linde, Andrei; Linder, Eric V.; Shmakova, Marina

    2003-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    It may be difficult to single out the best model of dark energy on the basis of the existing and planned cosmological observations, because many different models can lead to similar observational consequences. However, each particular model can be studied and either found consistent with observations or ruled out. In this paper, we concentrate on the possibility to test and rule out the simplest and by far the most popular of the models of dark energy, the theory described by general relativity with positive vacuum energy (the cosmological constant). We evaluate the conditions under which this model could be ruled out by the future observations made by the Supernova/Acceleration Probe SNAP (both for supernovae and weak lensing) and by the Planck Surveyor cosmic microwave background satellite.

  5. Second Law Analysis of Constant Temperature Diesel Combustion

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    Druecke, Dr. Ben [University of Wisconsin; Foster, Prof. Dave [University of Wisconsin; Klein, Prof. Sandy [University of Wisconsin; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Chakravarthy, Veerathu K [ORNL; Graves, Ronald L [ORNL

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results from a second law analysis of a constant temperature diesel combustion process are presented and show that this process is not significantly more reversible than conventional combustion. In addition to quantifying the total availability destruction in combustion, the magnitudes of the combustion irreversibilities attributable to each irreversible subprocess (mixing, oxidation and internal heat transfer) were determined. The primary contributor to combustion irreversibilities is the thermal interaction of reacting and non-reacting species during the oxidation and internal thermal energy transfer subprocesses. Increasing combustion temperature significantly decreases availability destruction by making the oxidation and internal thermal energy transfer processes more reversible. While increasing combustion temperature decreases combustion irreversibility, it also results in an increase in exhaust temperature. A tradeoff exists between large availability destruction at low combustion temperatures and large amounts of availability discarded in the exhaust at high combustion temperatures. The optimum amount of work was found to occur for a combustion temperature of approximately 1600 K.

  6. When did vacuum energy of the Universe become cosmological constant?

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    V. Burdyuzha

    2007-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A quark-gluon phase transition in the Universe is researched after which vacuum (dark) energy has hardened and become cosmological constant. Before this a vacuum component of the Universe was changing by jumps during phase transitions since vacuum condensates of quantum fields carried a negative contribution in its positive density energy. This quintessence period of the Universe life took place during the first parts of a second when our Universe was losing high symmetry. Using Zel'dovich's formula the modern value of vacuum energy is also calculated. It is shown that a quantum chromodynamical vacuum which is characterized by pseudogoldstone bosons existed definitely when temperature of the Universe was T~150 MeV. Therefore there is a large probability that dark energy is vacuum energy.

  7. Staying Safe University of Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    into the house. Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children's sight and reach. Heating equipment that can burn. Never use a candle if oxygen is be- ing used in the home. Have flashlights and battery the tree lights when you go to bed or leave the house. There are a variety of situations that lead

  8. Staying Safe in Earthquake Country

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Fullerton Shari McMahan and Dorota Huizinga 16 Rethinking Faculty Development: Toward Sustaining a Community

  9. Dimensions of Wellness Staying Well

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    to protect your physical health by eating a well-balanced diet, getting plenty of physical activity-evaluation and self-assessment. Wellness involves continually learning and making changes to enhance your state) A state in which your mind is engaged in lively interaction with the world around you. Intellectual

  10. Precision Measurement of the Newtonian Gravitational Constant Using Cold Atoms

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    G. Rosi; F. Sorrentino; L. Cacciapuoti; M. Prevedelli; G. M. Tino

    2014-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    About 300 experiments have tried to determine the value of the Newtonian gravitational constant, G, so far, but large discrepancies in the results have made it impossible to know its value precisely. The weakness of the gravitational interaction and the impossibility of shielding the effects of gravity make it very difficult to measure G while keeping systematic effects under control. Most previous experiments performed were based on the torsion pendulum or torsion balance scheme as in the experiment by Cavendish in 1798, and in all cases macroscopic masses were used. Here we report the precise determination of G using laser-cooled atoms and quantum interferometry. We obtain the value G=6.67191(99) x 10^(-11) m^3 kg^(-1) s^(-2) with a relative uncertainty of 150 parts per million (the combined standard uncertainty is given in parentheses). Our value differs by 1.5 combined standard deviations from the current recommended value of the Committee on Data for Science and Technology. A conceptually different experiment such as ours helps to identify the systematic errors that have proved elusive in previous experiments, thus improving the confidence in the value of G. There is no definitive relationship between G and the other fundamental constants, and there is no theoretical prediction for its value, against which to test experimental results. Improving the precision with which we know G has not only a pure metrological interest, but is also important because of the key role that G has in theories of gravitation, cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics and in geophysical models.

  11. Types of Reuse

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The following provides greater detail regarding the types of reuse pursued for LM sites. It should be noted that many actual reuses combine several types of the uses listed below.

  12. Simulations Data Simulation Type

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    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    to request different simulations data. The flow chart above demonstrates the different steps and options@ornl.gov) Autotune Drupal 7 CMS Current building energy models (BEMs), using EnergyPlus or other simulations, are unreliable because they have to constantly be calibrated to match actual energy usage data. Currently

  13. Polynomial Constants are Decidable ? Markus Muller-Olm 1 and Helmut Seidl 2

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    Seidl, Helmut

    Polynomial Constants are Decidable ? Markus Muller-Olm 1 and Helmut Seidl 2 1 University are #12;nite constants [19]. This motivated Muller-Olm and Ruthing [16] to study the complexity

  14. Polynomial Constants are Decidable # Markus MullerOlm 1 and Helmut Seidl 2

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    Müller-Olm, Markus

    Polynomial Constants are Decidable # Markus MË?uller­Olm 1 and Helmut Seidl 2 1 University]. This motivated MË?uller­Olm and RË?uthing [16] to study the complexity of constant propagation for classes

  15. Variable Speed Drive (VSD) Applications in Dual-Duct Constant Volume Systems

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    Joo, I.; Liu, M.; Conger, K.; Wang, G.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Models have been developed for static pressure and potential supply fan energy savings by using variable speed drive (VSD) in dual-duct constant volume systems. Experiments have been performed using a full size dual-duct constant volume system...

  16. Improved constraints on the coupling constants of axion-like particles to nucleons from recent Casimir-less experiment

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    G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko

    2015-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain improved constraints on the coupling constants of axion-like particles to nucleons from a recently performed Casimir-less experiment. For this purpose, the differential force between a Au-coated sphere and either Au or Si sectors of a rotating disc, arising due to two-axion exchange, is calculated. Over a wide region of axion masses from 1.7 meV to 0.9 eV the obtained constraints are stronger up to a factor of 60 than the previously known ones following from the Cavendish-type experiment and measurements of the effective Casimir pressure.

  17. Stronger constraints on the coupling constants of axion-like particles to nucleons from recent Casimir-less experiment

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    Klimchitskaya, G L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain stronger constraints on the coupling constants of axion-like particles to nucleons from a recently performed Casimir-less experiment. For this purpose, the differential force between a Au-coated sphe\\-re and either Au or Si sectors of a rotating disc, arising due to two-axion exchange, is calculated. Over a wide region of axion masses from 1.7 meV to 0.9 eV the obtained constraints are stronger up to a factor of 60 than the previously known ones following from the Cavendish-type experiment and measurements of the effective Casimir pressure.

  18. New Variation of Constants Formula for Some Partial Functional Differential Equations with Infinite Delay 1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    New Variation of Constants Formula for Some Partial Functional Differential Equations with Infinite, Morocco ezzinbi@ucam.ac.ma Abstract In this work, we give a new variation of constants formula for some words and phrases: Hille-Yosida operator, integral solutions, variation of constants formula, uniform

  19. A CONSTANT-INVENTORY TACTICAL PLANNING MODEL FOR A JOB SHOP

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    Graves, Stephen C.

    A CONSTANT-INVENTORY TACTICAL PLANNING MODEL FOR A JOB SHOP Stephen C. Graves Massachusetts a constant-inventory tactical planning model for a generic manufacturing system, such as a job shop assume that we can regulate the release of work to the shop to maintain the constant-inventory constraint

  20. De Sitter brane-world, localization of gravity, and the cosmological constant

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    Neupane, Ishwaree P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8041 (New Zealand)

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Cosmological models with a de Sitter 3-brane embedded in a 5-dimensional de Sitter spacetime (dS{sub 5}) give rise to a finite 4D Planck mass similar to that in Randall-Sundrum (RS) brane-world models in anti-de Sitter 5-dimensional spacetime(AdS{sub 5}). Yet, there arise a few important differences as compared to the results with a flat 3-brane or 4D Minkowski spacetime. For example, the mass reduction formula (MRF) M{sub Pl}{sup 2}=M{sub (5)}{sup 3}l{sub AdS} as well as the relationship M{sub Pl}{sup 2}=M{sub Pl(4+n)}{sup n+2}L{sup n} (with L being the average size or the radius of the n extra dimensions) expected in models of product-space (or Kaluza-Klein) compactifications get modified in cosmological backgrounds. In an expanding universe, a physically relevant MRF encodes information upon the 4-dimensional Hubble expansion parameter, in addition to the length and mass parameters L, M{sub Pl}, and M{sub Pl(4+n)}. If a bulk cosmological constant is present in the solution, then the reduction formula is further modified. With these new insights, we show that the localization of a massless 4D graviton as well as the mass hierarchy between M{sub Pl} and M{sub Pl(4+n)} can be explained in cosmological brane-world models. A notable advantage of having a 5D de Sitter bulk is that in this case the zero-mass wave function is normalizable, which is not necessarily the case if the bulk spacetime is anti-de Sitter. In spacetime dimensions D{>=}7, however, the bulk cosmological constant {Lambda}{sub b} can take either sign ({Lambda}{sub b}<0, =0, or >0). The D=6 case is rather inconclusive, in which case {Lambda}{sub b} may be introduced together with 2-form gauge field (or flux). We obtain some interesting classical gravity solutions that compactify higher-dimensional spacetime to produce a Robertson-Walker universe with de Sitter-type expansion plus one extra noncompact direction. We also show that such models can admit both an effective 4-dimensional Newton constant that remains finite and a normalizable zero-mode graviton wave function.

  1. NIHAO III: The constant disc gas mass conspiracy

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    Stinson, G S; Wang, L; Macciò, A V; Herpich, J; Bradford, J D; Quinn, T R; Wadsley, J; Keller, B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the cool gas masses of galactic discs reach a steady state that lasts many Gyr after their last major merger in cosmological hydrodynamic simulations. The mass of disc gas, M$_{\\rm gas}$, depends upon a galaxy halo's spin and virial mass, but not upon stellar feedback. Halos with low spin have high star formation efficiency and lower disc gas mass. Similarly, lower stellar feedback leads to more star formation so the gas mass ends up nearly the same irregardless of stellar feedback strength. Even considering spin, the M$_{\\rm gas}$ relation with halo mass, M$_{200}$ only shows a factor of 3 scatter. The M$_{\\rm gas}$--M$_{200}$ relation show a break at M$_{200}$=$2\\times10^{11}$ M$_\\odot$ that corresponds to an observed break in the M$_{\\rm gas}$--M$_\\star$ relation. The constant disc mass stems from a shared halo gas density profile in all the simulated galaxies. In their outer regions, the profiles are isothermal. Where the profile rises above $n=10^{-3}$ cm$^{-3}$, the gas readily cools and th...

  2. Distribution Function of Dark Matter with Constant Anisotropy

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    Ding Ma; Ping He

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    N-body simulations of dark matter halos show that the density is cusped near the center of the halo. The density profile behaves as $r^{-\\gamma}$ in the inner parts, where $\\gamma \\simeq 1$ for the NFW model and $\\gamma \\simeq 1.5$ for the Moore's model, but in the outer parts, both models agree with each other in the asymptotic behavior of the density profile. The simulations also show the information about anisotropy parameter $\\beta(r)$ of velocity distribution. $\\beta\\approx 0$ in the inner part and $\\beta\\approx 0.5$ (radially anisotropic) in the outer part of the halo. We provide some distribution functions $F(E,L)$ with the constant anisotropy parameter $\\beta$ for the two spherical models of dark matter halos: a new generalized NFW model and a generalized Moore model. There are two parameters $\\alpha$ and $\\epsilon$ for those two generalized models to determine the asymptotic behavior of the density profile. In this paper, we concentrate on the situation of $\\beta(r)=1/2$ from the viewpoint of the simulation.

  3. Spectroscopic constants and potential energy curves of tungsten carbide

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    Balasubramanian, K. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1604 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1604 (United States)

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spectroscopic constants (R{sub e},{omega}{sub e},T{sub e},{mu}{sub e}) and potential energy curves for 40 low-lying electronic states of the diatomic tungsten carbide (WC) were obtained using the complete active space multiconfiguration self-consistent field followed by the multireference singles+doubles configuration interaction and full first- and second-order configuration interaction calculations that included up to 6.4 mil configurations. Spin-orbit effects were included through the enhanced relativistic configuration interaction method described here for 28 electronic states of WC lying below {approx}20 000 cm-1. The spin-orbit splitting of the ground state of WC was found to be very large (4394 cm-1). The ground and excited electronic states of the W atom were also computed and were found to be in good agreement with the experimental data. The nature of bonding was analyzed through the composition of orbitals, leading configurations, Mulliken populations, and dipole moments. The dissociation energy of WC was computed including spin-orbit and electron correlation effects. The recent photoelectron spectra of WC{sup -} were assigned on the basis of our computed results. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

  4. Velocity Dispersions Across Bulge Types

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    Fabricius, Maximilian; Bender, Ralf; Hopp, Ulrich [University Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) (Germany); Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) (Germany); Saglia, Roberto; Drory, Niv [Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) (Germany); Fisher, David [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin (United States)

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We present first results from a long-slit spectroscopic survey of bulge kinematics in local spiral galaxies. Our optical spectra were obtained at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope with the LRS spectrograph and have a velocity resolution of 45 km/s (sigma*), which allows us to resolve the velocity dispersions in the bulge regions of most objects in our sample. We find that the velocity dispersion profiles in morphological classical bulge galaxies are always centrally peaked while the velocity dispersion of morphologically disk-like bulges stays relatively flat towards the center--once strongly barred galaxies are discarded.

  5. Testable solution of the cosmological constant and coincidence problems

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    Shaw, Douglas J.; Barrow, John D. [DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new solution to the cosmological constant (CC) and coincidence problems in which the observed value of the CC, {Lambda}, is linked to other observable properties of the Universe. This is achieved by promoting the CC from a parameter that must be specified, to a field that can take many possible values. The observed value of {Lambda}{approx_equal}(9.3 Gyrs){sup -2}[{approx_equal}10{sup -120} in Planck units] is determined by a new constraint equation which follows from the application of a causally restricted variation principle. When applied to our visible Universe, the model makes a testable prediction for the dimensionless spatial curvature of {Omega}{sub k0}=-0.0056({zeta}{sub b}/0.5), where {zeta}{sub b}{approx}1/2 is a QCD parameter. Requiring that a classical history exist, our model determines the probability of observing a given {Lambda}. The observed CC value, which we successfully predict, is typical within our model even before the effects of anthropic selection are included. When anthropic selection effects are accounted for, we find that the observed coincidence between t{sub {Lambda}={Lambda}}{sup -1/2} and the age of the Universe, t{sub U}, is a typical occurrence in our model. In contrast to multiverse explanations of the CC problems, our solution is independent of the choice of a prior weighting of different {Lambda} values and does not rely on anthropic selection effects. Our model includes no unnatural small parameters and does not require the introduction of new dynamical scalar fields or modifications to general relativity, and it can be tested by astronomical observations in the near future.

  6. Wightman function and the Casimir effect for a Robin sphere in a constant curvature space

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    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.

  7. Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

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    Rau, Don C.

    Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse #12;#12;Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 #12;#12;Contents Learn about Diabetes ............................................................ 1 What is diabetes? .............................................................. 2 What

  8. Hydraulic conductivity testing of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) using the constant volume method

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    Wang, X.; Benson, C.H.

    1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydraulic conductivity tests were conducted using open and constant-volume permeation systems on specimens from a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL). Two constant volume (CV) systems were employed: the falling-head constant-volume (FHCV) system and the constant-head constant-volume (CHCV) system. A conventional burette system using pressurized air was employed for the open system (OS) tests. The test results show that hydraulic conductivity tests can be conducted 30 or more times faster with the FHCV and CHCV systems than with an open system. Typically the permeation portion of the FHCV and CHCV tests can be conducted in one-half day. Slightly lower hydraulic conductivities are measured with the CV systems due to the slightly higher effective stress applied during testing with these systems. The CHCV system has several advantages over the FHCV system, including minimizing initial transient behavior, constant applied effective stress during testing, and simpler calculations.

  9. DTERMINATION DES CONSTANTES SCALAIRES DE L'TAT DE BASE DE SF6

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    L-373 DÉTERMINATION DES CONSTANTES SCALAIRES DE L'ÉTAT DE BASE DE SF6 H. BERGER, A. ABOUMAJD et R'analyse de la bande Raman 03BD2 de SF6, les constantes scalaires de l'état de base ont pu être déterminéesBD2 Raman band the molecular constants of the ground state of SF6 have been determined : B0 = 0

  10. Does the measured value of the Planck constant depend on the energy of measurements?

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    Massa, Enrico; Jentschel, Michael

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurement of the Avogadro constant opened the way to a comparison of the watt-balance measurements of the Planck constant with the values calculated from the quotients of the Planck constant and the mass of a particle or an atom. Since the energy scales of these measurements span nine energy decades, these data provide insight into the consistency of our understanding of physics.

  11. Elastic Constants of Ni-Mn-Ga Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys

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    Stipcich, M. [Universitat de Barcelona; Manosa, L. [Universitat de Barcelona; Planes, A. [Universitat de Barcelona; Morin, M. [INSA de Lyon; Zarestky, Jerel L [ORNL; Lograsso, Tom [Ames Laboratory; Stassis, C. [Ames Laboratory

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have measured the adiabatic second order elastic constants of two Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory crystals with different martensitic transition temperatures, using ultrasonic methods. The temperature dependence of the elastic constants has been followed across the ferromagnetic transition and down to the martensitic transition temperature. Within experimental errors no noticeable change in any of the elastic constants has been observed at the Curie point. The temperature dependence of the shear elastic constant C' has been found to be very different for the two alloys. Such a different behavior is in agreement with recent theoretical predictions for systems undergoing multi-stage structural transitions.

  12. On the Running of the Cosmological Constant in Quantum General Relativity

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    B. F. L. Ward

    2009-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We present arguments that show what the running of the cosmological constant means when quantum general relativity is formulated following the prescription developed by Feynman.

  13. Cosmological Constant as Vacuum Energy Density of Quantum Field Theories on Noncommutative Spacetime

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    Xiao-Jun Wang

    2004-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a new approach to understand hierarchy problem for cosmological constant in terms of considering noncommutative nature of space-time. We calculate that vacuum energy density of the noncommutative quantum field theories in nontrivial background, which admits a smaller cosmological constant by introducing an higher noncommutative scale $\\mu_{NC}\\sim M_p$. The result $\\rho_\\Lambda\\sim 10^{-6}\\Lambda_{SUSY}^8M_p^4/\\mu_{NC}^8$ yields cosmological constant at the order of current observed value for supersymmetry breaking scale at 10TeV. It is the same as Banks' phenomenological formula for cosmological constant.

  14. Fejer-type inequalities

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    Mitroi, F C

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this paper is to present some new Fejer-type results for convex functions. Improvements of Young's inequality (the arithmetic-geometric mean inequality) and other applications to special means are pointed as well.

  15. Document Type: Subject Terms

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    Major, Arkady

    Title: Authors: Source: Document Type: Subject Terms: Abstract: Full Text Word Count: ISSN at creating team results. In fact, it's priceless. Managers in Western corporations have received a lifetime

  16. Froissart Bound on Inelastic Cross Section Without Unknown Constants

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    Martin, André

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Assuming that axiomatic local field theory results hold for hadron scattering, Andr\\'e Martin and S. M. Roy recently obtained absolute bounds on the D-wave below threshold for pion-pion scattering and thereby determined the scale of the logarithm in the Froissart bound on total cross sections in terms of pion mass only. Previously, Martin proved a rigorous upper bound on the inelastic cross-section $\\sigma_{inel}$ which is one-fourth of the corresponding upper bound on $\\sigma_{tot}$, and Wu, Martin,Roy and Singh improved the bound by adding the constraint of a given $\\sigma_{tot}$. Here we use unitarity and analyticity to determine, without any high energy approximation, upper bounds on energy averaged inelastic cross sections in terms of low energy data in the crossed channel. These are Froissart-type bounds without any unknown coefficient or unknown scale factors and can be tested experimentally. Alternatively, their asymptotic forms,together with the Martin-Roy absolute bounds on pion-pion D-waves below t...

  17. Behavior of type 304 and type 316 austenitic stainless in 55% lithium bromide heavy brine environments

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    Itzhak, D.; Elias, O. (Ben-Gurion Univ., Beer-Sheva (Israel). Dept. of Materials Engineering)

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cylindrical tensile specimens of AISI type 304 (UNS S30400) and type 316 (UNS S31600) stainless steels (SS) were tested under constant-load conditions in 55% lithium bromide (LiBr) heavy brines at temperatures of 120 C and 140 C. Elongation and open-circuit potential (OCP) were recorded during the tensile test. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements were conducted, and the failed surface fractures were examined by scanning electron microscopy. The tested SS were subjected to stress corrosion under the test environments. Sensitivity was affected strongly by pH values. In LiBr brine of pH = 11.6, the passivation processes were more effective than in brine of pH = 6 [approximately] 8. Because of effective passivation behavior in brine of pH = 11.6, lower values of [delta]l[sub 0] were measured, indicating lower dislocation relaxation processes and high resistance to stress corrosion cracking.

  18. SN 2005ip: A luminous type IIn supernova emerging from a dense circumstellar medium as revealed by X-ray observations

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    Katsuda, Satoru [RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) Nishina Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Maeda, Keiichi [Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Nozawa, Takaya [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan); Pooley, David [Department of Physics, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2267 (United States); Immler, Stefan [Astrophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 2077 (United States)

    2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the X-ray spectral evolution of the nearby Type IIn supernova (SN) 2005ip based on Chandra and Swift observations covering ?1-6 yr after explosion. X-ray spectra in all epochs are well fitted by a thermal emission model with kT ? 7 keV. The somewhat high temperature suggests that the X-ray emission mainly arises from the circumstellar medium (CSM) heated by the forward shock. We find that the spectra taken two to three years after the explosion are heavily absorbed (N {sub H} ? 5 × 10{sup 22} cm{sup –2}), but the absorption gradually decreases to the level of the Galactic absorption (N {sub H} ? 4 × 10{sup 20} cm{sup –2}) at the final epoch. This indicates that the SN went off in a dense CSM and that the forward shock has overtaken it. The intrinsic X-ray luminosity stays constant until the final epoch, when it drops by a factor of ?2. The intrinsic 0.2-10 keV luminosity during the plateau phase is measured to be ?1.5 × 10{sup 41} erg s{sup –1}, ranking SN 2005ip as one of the brightest X-ray SNe. Based on the column density, we derive a lower limit of a mass-loss rate to be M-dot ?1.5×10{sup ?2} (V{sub w} /100 km s{sup –1}) M {sub ?} yr{sup –1}, which roughly agrees with that inferred from the X-ray luminosity, M-dot ?2×10{sup ?2} (V{sub w} /100 km s{sup –1}) M {sub ?} yr{sup –1}, where V{sub w} is the circumstellar wind speed. Such a high mass-loss rate suggests that the progenitor star had eruptive mass ejections similar to a luminous blue variable star. The total mass ejected in the eruptive period is estimated to be ?15 M {sub ?}, indicating that the progenitor mass is ? 25 M {sub ?}.

  19. ANALYSIS OF ANISOTROPY IN ELASTIC CONSTANTS OF SiCp/2124 Al METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    ANALYSIS OF ANISOTROPY IN ELASTIC CONSTANTS OF SiCp/2124 Al METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES H.K. Jung* , Y; Metal matrix composite; Elastic constants; Aspect ratio; Anisotropy 1. Introduction Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are becoming attractive materials for advanced aerospace structures because

  20. THE PURIFICATION OF SF6 IN A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE ADSORPTION PROCESS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1423 THE PURIFICATION OF SF6 IN A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE ADSORPTION PROCESS C. BRASSARD Laboratoire propagation du SF6 dû à son adsorption dans une colonne de charbon actif à une tempéra- ture constante de 2014 20 °C. Abstract. 2014 The Dynamitron and the Tandem SF6 gas, initially contained 11 % and 35 % non

  1. A fast multipole boundary element method for modeling 2-D multiple crack problems with constant elements

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    Liu, Yijun

    A fast multipole boundary element method for modeling 2-D multiple crack problems with constant 3 April 2014 Accepted 20 May 2014 Keywords: Fast multipole BEM 2-D multi-crack problems Constant elements Crack opening displacements Stress intensity factors a b s t r a c t A fast multipole boundary

  2. Numerical Analysis of Non-constant Discounting with an Application to Renewable Resource Management

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    Karp, Larry S.

    Numerical Analysis of Non-constant Discounting with an Application to Renewable Resource Management illustrate the approach by studying welfare and observational equivalence for a particular renewable resource man- agement problem. Keywords: Non-constant discounting, numerical methods, non-renewable resources

  3. Expression des constantes de distorsion centrifuge des hexafluorures en fonction des frquences harmoniques.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    'application est faite aux molécules SF6 et UF6. 4 constantes cubiques de SF6 ont été déterminées à partir des for the centrifugal distortion constants as a function of harmonic frequencies ; application is made to SF6 and UF6. 4

  4. STATE OF CALIFORNIA CONSTANT VOLUME SINGLE ZONE UNITARY AIR CONDITIONER AND HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS

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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA CONSTANT VOLUME SINGLE ZONE UNITARY AIR CONDITIONER AND HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS CEC Volume Single Zone Unitary Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Systems (Page 1 of 4) Project Name CONSTANT VOLUME SINGLE ZONE UNITARY AIR CONDITIONER AND HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS CEC-MECH-3A (Revised 08

  5. Some Optimizations of Hardware Multiplication by Constant Matrices Nicolas Boullis, Arnaud Tisserand

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    California at Davis, University of

    are achieved. 1 Introduction Important optimizations of the speed, area and power consumption of circuits can of this operation frequency. The problem of the optimization of multiplication by constant has been studiedSome Optimizations of Hardware Multiplication by Constant Matrices Nicolas Boullis, Arnaud

  6. A direct ab inifio dynamics approach for calculating thermal rate constants using variational transition state theory

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    Truong, Thanh N.

    of a focusing technique to minimize the number of electronic structure calculations, while still preservingA direct ab inifio dynamics approach for calculating thermal rate constants using variational dynamics, " for calculations of thermal rate constants and related properties from first principles

  7. Direct Test of the Time-Independence of Fundamental Nuclear Constants Using the Oklo

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    Shlyakhter, Ilya

    Direct Test of the Time-Independence of Fundamental Nuclear Constants Using the Oklo Natural Reactor #3; Alexander I. Shlyakhter November 18, 1982 1 Introduction The following eight quantities enter the important natural constants of cosmology and atomic theory are connected by simple mathematical relations

  8. Universal Gravitational Constant EX-9908 Page 1 of 13 Re-Written by Geoffrey R. Clarion

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    Dai, Pengcheng

    Newton was able to deduce his law of universal gravitation. Newton's law of universal gravitation: 2 21 rUniversal Gravitational Constant EX-9908 Page 1 of 13 Re-Written by Geoffrey R. Clarion Universal Gravitational Constant EQUIPMENT 1 Gravitational Torsion Balance AP-8215 1 X-Y Adjustable Diode Laser OS-8526A 1

  9. The Asymptotic Minimax Constant for Sup-Norm Loss in Nonparametric Density Estimation

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    Nussbaum, Michael

    The Asymptotic Minimax Constant for Sup-Norm Loss in Nonparametric Density Estimation ALEXANDER, uniform nor- m risk, white noise RUNNING TITLE: Asymptotic minimax density estimation To whom) an asymptotically minimax exact constant has been found for loss in the uniform norm, for Gaussian nonparametric

  10. THE LIND-LEHMER CONSTANT FOR Zn DILUM DESILVA AND CHRISTOPHER PINNER

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    Pinner, Christopher

    THE LIND-LEHMER CONSTANT FOR Zn p DILUM DESILVA AND CHRISTOPHER PINNER Abstract. We determine the Lind Lehmer constant for groups of the form Zn p . 1. Introduction Let G be a compact abelian group of integral combinations of characters, Lind [6] defines a logarithmic Mahler measure of f over G m(f) = m

  11. DETERMINING OPTICAL CONSTANTS OF URANIUM NITRIDE THIN FILMS IN THE EXTREME

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    Hart, Gus

    DETERMINING OPTICAL CONSTANTS OF URANIUM NITRIDE THIN FILMS IN THE EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET (1.6-35 NM deposition and characterization of reactively-sputtered uranium nitride thin films. I also report optical.1 Application 1 1.2 Optical Constants 2 1.3 Project Focus 7 2 Uranium Nitride Thin Films 8 2.1 Sputtering 8 2

  12. Evolution of the coupling constant in SU(2) lattice gauge theory with two adjoint fermions

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    Ari J. Hietanen; Kari Rummukainen; Kimmo Tuominen

    2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We measure the evolution of the coupling constant using the Schroedinger functional method in the lattice formulation of SU(2) gauge theory with two massless Dirac fermions in the adjoint representation. We observe strong evidence for an infrared fixed point, where the theory becomes conformal. We measure the continuum beta-function and the coupling constant as a function of the energy scale.

  13. Video Description Length Guided Constant Quality Video Coding with Bitrate Constraint

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    Video Description Length Guided Constant Quality Video Coding with Bitrate Constraint Lei Yang propose a new video encoding strategy -- Video description length guided Constant Quality video coding with Bitrate Constraint (V-CQBC), for large scale video transcoding systems of video charing websites

  14. Controllable giant dielectric constant in AlO{sub x}/TiO{sub y} nanolaminates.

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    Li, W.; Chen, Z.; Premnath, R. N.; Kabius, B.; Auciello, O. (Center for Nanoscale Materials); ( MSD); (Univ. of Puerto Rico)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dielectric materials exhibiting high dielectric constants play critical roles in a wide range of applications from microchip energy storage embedded capacitors for implantable biomedical devices to energy storage capacitors for a new generation of renewable energy generation/storage systems. Instead of searching for new materials, we demonstrate that giant dielectric constants can be achieved by integrating two simple oxides with low dielectric constants into nanolaminate structures. In addition, the obtained dielectric constant values are highly tunable by manipulating the sub-layer thicknesses of the component oxides to control the number of interfaces and oxygen redistribution. The work reported here opens a new pathway for the design and development of high dielectric constant materials based on the nanolaminate concept.

  15. Bounds and self-consistent estimates for elastic constants of granular polycrystals composed of orthorhombics or crystal with higher symmetries

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    Berryman, J. G.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for computing Hashin-Shtrikman bounds and related self-consistent estimates of elastic constants for polycrystals composed of crystals having orthorhombic symmetry have been known for about three decades. However, these methods are underutilized, perhaps because of some perceived difficulties with implementing the necessary computational procedures. Several simplifications of these techniques are introduced, thereby reducing the overall computational burden, as well as the complications inherent in mapping out the Hashin-Shtrikman bounding curves. The self-consistent estimates of the effective elastic constants are very robust, involving a quickly converging iteration procedure. Once these self-consistent values are known, they may then be used to speed up the computations of the Hashin-Shtrikman bounds themselves. It is shown furthermore that the resulting orthorhombic polycrystal code can be used as well to compute both bounds and self-consistent estimates for polycrystals of higher-symmetry tetragonal, hexagonal, and cubic (but not trigonal) materials. The self-consistent results found this way are shown to be the same as those obtained using the earlier methods, specifically those methods designed specially for each individual symmetry type. But the Hashin-Shtrikman bounds found using the orthorhombic code are either the same or (more typically) tighter than those found previously for these special cases (i.e., tetragonal, hexagonal, and cubic). The improvement in the Hashin-Shtrikman bounds is presumably due to the additional degrees of freedom introduced into the available search space.

  16. Cosmic constraint on unified model of dark sectors in flat and non-flat varying gravitational constant theory

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    Lu, Jianbo; Wu, Yabo; Xu, Lixin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations indicate that most universal matter are invisible and gravitational constant $G(t)$ maybe depends on the time. The theory of variation of $G$ (VG) is explored in this paper, with naturally resulting to the invisible components in universe. We utilize the observational data: lookback time data, model-independent gamma ray bursts data, growth function of matter linear perturbations, type Ia supernovae data with systematic errors, cosmic microwave background, and baryon acoustic oscillation data from the radial scale measurement and the peak-positions measurement, to restrict the unified model (UM) of dark components in VG theory. Using the best-fit values of parameters with the covariance matrix, constraints on the variation of $G$ are $(\\frac{G}{G_{0}})_{z=3.5}\\simeq 1.0003^{+0.0014}_{-0.0016}$ and $(\\frac{\\dot{G}}{G})_{today}\\simeq 0.7977^{+2.3566}_{-2.3566}\\times 10^{-13} yr^{-1}$ in a flat geometry, the small uncertainties around constants. Limit on equation of state of dark matter is $w_{0dm}=...

  17. Dynamics of electrical double layer formation in room-temperature ionic liquids under constant-current charging conditions

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    Jiang, Xikai [ORNL] [ORNL; Huang, Jingsong [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhao, Hui [University of Nevada, Las Vegas] [University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL] [ORNL; Qiao, Rui [Clemson University] [Clemson University

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report detailed simulation results on the formation dynamics of an electrical double layer (EDL) inside an electrochemical cell featuring room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) enclosed between two planar electrodes. Under relatively small charging currents, the evolution of cell potential during charging can be suitably predicted by the Landau-Ginzburg-type continuum model proposed recently (M. Z. Bazant, B. D. Storey, and A. A. Kornyshev, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 046102, 2011). Under very large charging currents, the cell potential shows pronounced oscillation during the initial stage of charging, a feature not captured by the continuum model. Such oscillation originates from the sequential growth of the ionic space charge layers near the electrode surface, allowing the evolution of EDLs in RTILs with time, an atomistic process difficult to visualize experimentally, to be studied by analyzing the cell potential under constant current charging conditions. While the continuum model cannot predict the potential oscillation under such far-from-equilibrium charging conditions, it can nevertheless qualitatively capture the growth of cell potential during the later stage of charging. Improving the continuum model by introducing frequency-dependent dielectric constant and density-dependent ion diffusion coefficients may help to further extend the applicability of the model. Keywords: ionic

  18. Environment-Dependent Fundamental Physical Constants in the Theory of General Inconstancy

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    Hidezumi Terazawa

    2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A theory of special inconstancy, in which some fundamental physical constants such as the fine-structure and gravitational constants may vary, is proposed in pregeometry. In the special theory of inconstancy, the \\alpha-G relation of \\alpha=3\\pi/[16ln(4\\pi/5GM_W^2)] between the varying fine-structure and gravitaional constants (where M_W is the charged weak boson mass) is derived from the hypothesis that both of these constants are related to the same fundamental length scale in nature. Furthermore, it leads to the prediction of dot{{\\alpha}}/\\alpha=(-0.8\\pm2.5)\\times10^{-14}yr^{-1} from the most precise limit of dot{G}/G=(-0.6\\pm2.0)\\times10^{-12}yr^{-1} by Thorsett, which is not only consistent with the recent observation of dot{{\\alpha}}/\\alpha=(0.5\\pm0.5)\\times10^{-14}yr^{-1} by Webb et al. but also feasible for future experimental tests. Also a theory of general inconstancy, in which any fundamental physical constants may vary, is proposed in "more general relativity", by assuming that the space-time is "environment-dependent". In the general theory of inconstancy, the G-\\Lambda\\ relation between the varying gravitational and cosmological constants is derived from the hypothesis that the space-time metric is a function of \\tau, the "environment-coodinate", in addition to x^{\\mu}, the ordinary space-time coodinates. Furthermore, it leads to the prediction of the varying cosmological constant, which is consistent with the present observations. In addition, the latest observation of spatial variation in the fine-structure constant from VLT/UVES of (1.1\\pm 0.2)\\times 10^{-6}GLyr^{-1} by King et al. is suggested to be taken as a clear evidence for environment-dependent fundamental physical constants

  19. Decay constants of the pion and its excitations on the lattice.

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    Mastropas, Ekaterina V. [William and Mary College, JLAB; Richards, David G. [JLAB

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a calculation using lattice QCD of the ratios of decay constants of the excited states of the pion, to that of the pion ground state, at three values of the pion mass between 400 and 700 MeV, using an anisotropic clover fermion action with three flavors of quarks. We find that the decay constant of the first excitation, and more notably of the second, is suppressed with respect to that of the ground-state pion, but that the suppression shows little dependence on the quark mass. The strong suppression of the decay constant of the second excited state is consistent with its interpretation as a predominantly hybrid state.

  20. Wave functions and decay constants of $B$ and $D$ mesons in the relativistic potential model

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    Mao-Zhi Yang

    2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    With the decay constants of $D$ and $D_s$ mesons measured in experiment recently, we revisit the study of the bound states of quark and antiquark in $B$ and $D$ mesons in the relativistic potential model. The relativistic bound state wave equation is solved numerically. The masses, decay constants and wave functions of $B$ and $D$ mesons are obtained. Both the masses and decay constants obtained here can be consistent with the experimental data. The wave functions can be used in the study of $B$ and $D$ meson decays.

  1. Mid-Infrared Plasmonic Platform based on Heavily Doped Epitaxial Ge-on-Si: Retrieving the Optical Constants of Thin Ge Epilayers

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    Baldassarre, Leonetta; Samarelli, Antonio; Gallacher, Kevin; Paul, Douglas J; Frigerio, Jacopo; Isella, Giovanni; Sakat, Emilie; Finazzi, Marco; Biagioni, Paolo; Ortolani, Michele

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The n-type Ge-on-Si epitaxial material platform enables a novel paradigm for plasmonics in the mid-infrared, prompting the future development of lab-on-a-chip and subwavelength vibrational spectroscopic sensors. In order to exploit this material, through proper electrodynamic design, it is mandatory to retrieve the dielectric constants of the thin Ge epilayers with high precision due to the difference from bulk Ge crystals. Here we discuss the procedure we have employed to extract the real and imaginary part of the dielectric constants from normal incidence reflectance measurements, by combining the standard multilayer fitting procedure based on the Drude model with Kramers-Kronig transformations of absolute reflectance data in the zero-transmission range of the thin film.

  2. Dust around Type Ia supernovae

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    Wang, Lifan

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dust around Type Ia supernovae Lifan Wang 1,2 LawrenceIa. Subject headings: Supernovae: General, Dust, Extinctionline) bands for Type Ia supernovae. (a), upper panel, shows

  3. Wolter type i LAMAR

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    Catura, R.C.; Joki, E.G.

    1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observational objectives for the LAMAR and their influence on the instrument design are discussed. It is concluded that the most important design parameter is the angular resolution of the LAMAR modules since it so strongly influences sensitivity, optical identifications, source confusion, spectral resolution for objective gratings and the ability to resolve small extended sources. A high resolution Wolter Type I LAMAR module is described, its hardware status discussed, and the performance of a LAMAR observatory presented. A promising technique for enhancing the reflectivity of Wolter Type I X-ray optics in a selected bandpass at high energy has been investigated and the performance of the LAMAR module, utilizing this method, has been calculated.

  4. Rappels: 4) Piles Types abstraits de donnes (Abstract Data Type)

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    Hamel, Sylvie

    Rappels: 4) Piles #12;Types abstraits de données (Abstract Data Type) IFT2015, A2009, Sylvie Hamel Université de Montréal 1Piles Type de données Un ensemble de valeurs Un ensemble d'opérations Structure de Université de Montréal 2Piles #12;Type abstrait de données PILE (§4.2) Garde en mémoire des objets

  5. A constant-mass fuel delivery system for use in underwater autonomous vehicles

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    Saxton-Fox, Theresa Ann

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the design and assembly of two constant-mass fuel tanks to be used in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The fuel tanks are part of a power supply designed to increase AUV endurance without limiting ...

  6. Fractal properties in fundamental force coupling constants, in atomic energies, and in elementary particle masses

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    Boris Tatischeff

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the discrete-scale invariance theory, we show that the coupling constants of fundamental forces, the atomic masses and energies, and the elementary particle masses, obey to the fractal properties.

  7. Determination of Henry's law constants of organics in dilute aqueous solutions

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    Hansen, K.C.; Zhou, Zhou; Yaws, C.L.; Aminabhavi, T.M. (Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry)

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate knowledge of Henry's law constants, H, or air/water partitioning coefficients are required to predict the behavior of organic compounds in the environment. In particular, when the compounds are relatively volatile and exhibit low solubility in water, air stripping may be a viable method for above-ground treatment. Henry's law constants of 15 volatile organic compounds in dilute aqueous solutions were measured by the procedure of equilibrium partitioning in a closed system. The method is based upon the measurement of the headspace concentration by gas chromatography. The compounds investigated included six halogenated hydrocarbons, four aromatic hydrocarbons, and five alkanes. The measurements were made at three temperatures between 25 and 45 C. The measured Henry's law constants compared well with the literature data of some liquids. The temperature dependence of Henry's law constant was also studied from the van't Hoff relation.

  8. ForPeerReview A Validation Study of Lithium-ion Cell Constant C-Rate

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    ForPeerReview A Validation Study of Lithium-ion Cell Constant C-Rate Discharge Simulation and Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy Keywords: Battery Design Studio®, Lithium-ion, Battery Performance

  9. Research on Fuzzy Regulation Strategies in the Constant Air Volume Air Conditioning System

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    Bai, T.; Zhang, J.; Ning, N.; Tong, K.; Wu, Y.; Wang, H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy consumption of the constant air volume (CAV) system largely depends on the regulation strategies. Although some air conditioning systems are equipped with automatic regulation devices, others lack effective regulation strategies. To avoid...

  10. Microprocessors are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to debug. Researchers are constantly looking

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    Al-Asaad, Hussain

    1 ABSTRACT Microprocessors are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to debug. Researchers are constantly looking for new methods to increase the observability and control- lability of microprocessors to important internal signals without inter- rupting the microprocessor execution. The output

  11. Research on Fuzzy Regulation Strategies in the Constant Air Volume Air Conditioning System 

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    Bai, T.; Zhang, J.; Ning, N.; Tong, K.; Wu, Y.; Wang, H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy consumption of the constant air volume (CAV) system largely depends on the regulation strategies. Although some air conditioning systems are equipped with automatic regulation devices, others lack effective ...

  12. Study of Thermal Properties of Graphene-Based Structures Using the Force Constant Method

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    Study of Thermal Properties of Graphene-Based Structures Using the Force Constant Method Hossein, 2012) Abstract The thermal properties of graphene-based materials are theoretically investigated transport is investigated for different structures including graphene, graphene antidot lat- tices

  13. EPR determination of the rate constants of detachment of hydrogen from triethylsilane by metal carbonyl radicals

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    Gasanov, R.G.; Dotdaev, S.Kh.

    1987-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The rate constants of detachment of hydrogen triethylsilane by radicals of rhenium and manganese pentacarbonyls, tungsten cyclopentadienyltricarbonyl, and iron cyclopentadienyldicarbonyl were determined, and the order of the reactivity of the metal carbonyls was hypothesized.

  14. An alternative to constant rate link padding for the prevention of traffic analysis

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    Graham, Bryan Wayne

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    approach to prevent traffic analysis has always been constant rate link padding. However, the effectiveness of this method when an adversary has access to advanced monitoring equipment and knowledge of statistical analysis has not been addressed...

  15. Optimality gap of constant-order policies decays exponentially in the ...

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    2014-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    demand, we further compute all expressions appearing in our bound in closed .... positive lead times, sometimes the best constant-order policy outperforms the ..... bounds tight enough to be useful in practice. ...... and consumer responses.

  16. The Gravitational Instability of the Vacuum: Insight into the Cosmological Constant Problem

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    Alexander, S

    2004-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanism for suppressing the cosmological constant is developed, based on an analogy with a superconducting phaseshift in which free fermions coupled perturbatively to a weak gravitational field are in an unstable false vacuum state. The coupling of the fermions to the gravitational field generates fermion condensates with zero momentum and a phase transition induces a nonperturbative transition to a true vacuum state by producing a positive energy gap {Delta} in the vacuum energy, identified with {radical}{Lambda}, where {Lambda} is the cosmological constant. In the strong coupling limit a large cosmological constant induces a period of inflation in the early universe, followed by a weak coupling limit in which {radical}{Lambda} vanishes exponentially fast as the universe expands due to the dependence of the energy gap on the density of Fermi surface fermions, D({epsilon}), predicting a small cosmological constant in the present universe.

  17. A new scheme for the running coupling constant in gauge theories using Wilson loops

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    Erek Bilgici; Antonino Flachi; Etsuko Itou; Masafumi Kurachi; C. -J David Lin; Hideo Matsufuru; Hiroshi Ohki; Tetsuya Onogi; Takeshi Yamazaki

    2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a new renormalization scheme of the running coupling constant in general gauge theories using the Wilson loops. The renormalized coupling constant is obtained from the Creutz ratio in lattice simulations and the corresponding perturbative coefficient at the leading order. The latter can be calculated by adopting the zeta-function resummation techniques. We perform a benchmark test of our scheme in quenched QCD with the plaquette gauge action. The running of the coupling constant is determined by applying the step-scaling procedure. Using several methods to improve the statistical accuracy, we show that the running coupling constant can be determined in a wide range of energy scales with relatively small number of gauge configurations.

  18. Control Humidity With Single-Duct, Single-Zone, Constant Air Volume System

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    Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H. L.; Claridge, D. E.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ), which turned this inefficient, humid lecture hall into a comfortable learning environment. This case study also explores other possibilities to solve the humidity control problem with single-duct, single-zone constant air volume systems....

  19. The creation of fiberglass tanks and parts for autonomous underwater vehicle constant buoyancy power supply

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    Sack, Jean H. (Jean Hope)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this thesis was to construct and seal air and containment tanks and other parts for a constant buoyancy power supply for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, or AUV. While multiple materials and techniques were ...

  20. CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: Peter J. Mohr

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    , People's Republic of China Electronic address: mohr@nist.gov Electronic address: barry.taylor@nist.gov be found on the World Wide Web at physics.nist.gov/constants. CONTENTS Glossary 3 I. Introduction 5 A

  1. AbstractStock-rebuilding time iso pleths relate constant levels of fishing

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    519 Abstract­Stock-rebuilding time iso pleths relate constant levels of fishing mortality (F. Iso pleths calculated in previous studies by deterministic models approximate median, rather than mean

  2. Limits on the integration constant of the dark radiation term in Brane Cosmology

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    A. S. Al-Rawaf

    2005-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the constraints from primordial Helium abundances on the constant of integration of the dark radiation term of the brane-world generalized Friedmann equation derived from the Randall-Sundrum Single brane model. We found that -- using simple, approximate and semianalytical Method -- that the constant of integration is limited to be between -8.9 and 2.2 which limits the possible contribution from dark radiation term to be approximately between -27% to 7% of the background photon energy density.

  3. On the distribution of estimators of diffusion constants for Brownian motion

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    Denis Boyer; David S. Dean

    2011-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the distribution of various estimators for extracting the diffusion constant of single Brownian trajectories obtained by fitting the squared displacement of the trajectory. The analysis of the problem can be framed in terms of quadratic functionals of Brownian motion that correspond to the Euclidean path integral for simple Harmonic oscillators with time dependent frequencies. Explicit analytical results are given for the distribution of the diffusion constant estimator in a number of cases and our results are confirmed by numerical simulations.

  4. Variation of calibration constant of alpha track detectors with respect to altitude

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    Vasudevan, Latha

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and earthquake prediction (Fleischer et al. 1980). A number of methods for monitoring radon gas concentrations in air have been developed in recent years. They encompass a variety of experimental techniques with a wide range of sensitivities and time... of the calibration constant is essential for the reliable determination of indoor air concentration and other applications of the Alpha Track Detector (ATD) measurements. The calibration constant was derived from the observed track densities (tracks/cm') for each...

  5. THE LIND-LEHMER CONSTANT FOR CYCLIC GROUPS OF ORDER LESS THAN 892, 371, 480.

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    Pinner, Christopher

    THE LIND-LEHMER CONSTANT FOR CYCLIC GROUPS OF ORDER LESS THAN 892, 371, 480. VINCENT PIGNO AND CHRISTOPHER PINNER Abstract. We determine the Lind Lehmer constant for the cyclic group Zn when n is not a multiple of 892, 371, 480 = 23 · 3 · 5 · 7 · 11 · 13 · 17 · 19 · 23. 1. Introduction In [4] Lind introduced

  6. Variation of jet quenching from RHIC to LHC and thermal suppression of QCD coupling constant

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    B. G. Zakharov

    2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a joint jet tomographic analysis of the data on the nuclear modification factor $R_{AA}$ from PHENIX at RHIC and ALICE at LHC. The computations are performed accounting for radiative and collisional parton energy loss with running coupling constant. Our results show that the observed slow variation of $R_{AA}$ from RHIC to LHC indicates that the QCD coupling constant is suppressed in the quark-gluon plasma produced at LHC.

  7. The export responsiveness of the Argentine grain export marketing system: a constant market share analysis

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    Millimet, Scott Alan

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EXPORT RESPONSIVENESS OF THE ARGENTINE GRAIN EXPORT MARKET NG SYSTEM: A CONSTANT MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS A Thesis by SCOTT ALAN MILLIMET Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1982 Ma) or Subject: Agricultural Economics THE EXPORT RESPONSIVENESS OF THE ARGENTINE GRAIN EXPORT MARKETING SYSTEM: A CONSTANT MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS A Thesis by SCOTT ALAN MILLIMET Approved as to style...

  8. Null-plane phenomenology for the pion decay constant and radius

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    Frederico, T.; Miller, G.A. (Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States))

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The pion decay constant and the electromagnetic form factor are computed by using quark diagrams and projecting the bound-state wave function on the null plane. We show that the resulting formulas are the same as those of the Hamiltonian front-form scheme. The connection between the radius ({ital r}{sub {pi}}) and the pion decay constant ({ital f}{sub {pi}}) is studied using different models of confinement.

  9. Air-Side Energy Use Calculations for Four HVAC Systems: Dual Duct Constant Volume (DDCAV), Dual Duct Variable Volume (DDVAV), Constant Volume with Reheat (CAVRH0), Variable Volume with Reheat (VAVRH)

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    Haberl, J. S.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains engineering calculations for four (4) air-side, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) systems, including: dual duct constant volume (DDCAV), dual duct variable volume (DDVAV), constant volume with reheat...

  10. Postdoc Appointment Types

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible forPortsmouth/Paducah Project Office Press ReleasesPost-Closure BenefitsAppointment Types

  11. Determination of the semi-leptonic weak interaction pseudoscalar coupling constant , g$_{P}$, using the reaction $\\mu^{-}$p --> $\

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    Hasinoff, M D; Azuelos, Georges; Bertl, W; Blecher, M; Chen, C Q; Depommier, P; Doyle, B; Von Egidy, T; Gorringe, T P; Gumplinger, P; Henderson, R; Jonkmans, G; Larabee, A J; MacDonald, J A; McDonald, S C; Munro, M H; Poutissou, J M; Poutissou, R; Robertson, B C; Sample, D G; Schott, W; Taylor, G N; Veillette, S; Wright, D H

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Determination of the semi-leptonic weak interaction pseudoscalar coupling constant , g$_{P}$, using the reaction $\\mu^{-}$p --> $\

  12. Rappels: 4) Piles Types abstraits de donnes (Abstract Data Type)

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    Hamel, Sylvie

    Rappels: 4) Piles Types abstraits de données (Abstract Data Type) IFT2015, A2009, Sylvie Hamel Université de Montréal 1Piles Type de données Un ensemble de valeurs Un ensemble d'opérations Structure de Université de Montréal 2Piles Type abstrait de données PILE (§4.2) Garde en mémoire des objets arbitraires

  13. Determining resistivity of a formation adjacent to a borehole having casing by generating constant current flow in portion of casing and using at least two voltage measurement electrodes

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    Vail, III, William Banning (Bothell, WA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of operation of different types of multiple electrode apparatus vertically disposed in a cased well to measure information related to the resistivity of adjacent geological formations from within the cased well are described. The multiple electrode apparatus has a minimum of two spaced apart voltage measurement electrodes that electrically engage a first portion of the interior of the cased well and that provide at least first voltage information. Current control means are used to control the magnitude of any selected current that flows along a second portion of the interior of the casing to be equal to a predetermined selected constant. The first portion of the interior of the cased well is spaced apart from the second portion of the interior of the cased well. The first voltage information and the predetermined selected constant value of any selected current flowing along the casing are used in part to determine a magnitude related to the formation resistivity adjacent to the first portion of the interior of the cased well. Methods and apparatus having a plurality of voltage measurement electrodes are disclosed that provide voltage related information in the presence of constant currents flowing along the casing which is used to provide formation resistivity.

  14. The analogue cosmological constant in Bose-Einstein condensates: a lesson for quantum gravity

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    Stefano Finazzi; Stefano Liberati; Lorenzo Sindoni

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    For almost a century, the cosmological constant has been a mysterious object, in relation to both its origin and its very small value. By using a Bose-Einstein condensate analogue model for gravitational dynamics, we address here the cosmological constant issue from an analogue gravity standpoint. Starting from the fundamental equations describing a system of condensed bosons, we highlight the presence of a vacuum source term for the analogue gravitational field, playing the role of a cosmological constant. In this simple system it is possible to compute from scratch the value of this constant, to compare it with other characteristic energy scales and hence address the problem of its magnitude within this framework, suggesting a different path for the solution of this longstanding puzzle. We find that, even though this constant term is related with quantum vacuum effects, it is not immediately related to the ground state energy of the condensate. On the gravity side this result suggests that the interpretation and computation of the cosmological term as a form of renormalized vacuum energy might be misleading, its origin being related to the mechanism that instead produces spacetime from its pregeometric progenitor, shedding a different light on the subject and at the same time suggesting a potentially relevant role of analogue models in the understanding of quantum gravity.

  15. Mechanism design with approximate types

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    Zhu, Zeyuan Allen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In mechanism design, we replace the strong assumption that each player knows his own payoff type exactly with the more realistic assumption that he knows it only approximately: each player i only knows that his true type ...

  16. Types of Farming in Texas.

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    Bonnen, C. A.

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .......... .......-.----------------------. 8 Labor -..-.....-----...------------------------------------------------. 9 Land Tenure .--.----....---....--------------------------------- 9 Number and Size of Farms ....----...----.-._--------- 10 Capital... -------------...-------.---------------------------- 21 Hogs -......-....--------------------------------------------------- 22 Poultry .-.---.-.....--.-..------.---------------------------------- 22 Horses and Mules ---..-....---..--..------------------------ 23 Types of Farming and Type-of-farming...

  17. Type Ia Supernova Progenitors, Environmental Effects, and Cosmic Supernova Rates

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    Ken'ichi Nomoto; Hideyuki Umeda; Izumi Hachisu; Mariko Kato; Chiaki Kobayashi; Takuji Tsujimoto

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Relatively uniform light curves and spectral evolution of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) have led to the use of SNe Ia as a ``standard candle'' to determine cosmological parameters, such as the Hubble constant, the density parameter, and the cosmological constant. Whether a statistically significant value of the cosmological constant can be obtained depends on whether the peak luminosities of SNe Ia are sufficiently free from the effects of cosmic and galactic evolutions. Here we first review the single degenerate scenario for the Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf (WD) models of SNe Ia. We identify the progenitor's evolution and population with two channels: (1) the WD+RG (red-giant) and (2) the WD+MS (near main-sequence He-rich star) channels. In these channels, the strong wind from accreting white dwarfs plays a key role, which yields important age and metallicity effects on the evolution. We then address the questions whether the nature of SNe Ia depends systematically on environmental properties such as metallicity and age of the progenitor system and whether significant evolutionary effects exist. We suggest that the variation of the carbon mass fraction $X$(C) in the C+O WD (or the variation of the initial WD mass) causes the diversity of the brightness of SNe Ia. This model can explain the observed dependence of SNe Ia brighness on the galaxy types. Finally, applying the metallicity effect on the evolution of SN Ia progenitors, we make a prediction of the cosmic supernova rate history as a composite of the supernova rates in different types of galaxies.

  18. Dynamical friction in constant density cores: a failure of the Chandrasekhar formula

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    J. I. Read; Tobias Goerdt; Ben Moore; A. P. Pontzen; Joachim Stadel; George Lake

    2006-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Using analytic calculations and N-body simulations we show that in constant density (harmonic) cores, sinking satellites undergo an initial phase of very rapid (super-Chandrasekhar) dynamical friction, after which they experience no dynamical friction at all. For density profiles with a central power law profile of log-slope, $-\\alpha$, the infalling satellite heats the background and causes $\\alpha$ to decrease. For $\\alpha < 0.5$ initially, the satellite generates a small central constant density core and stalls as in the $\\alpha = 0$ case. We discuss some astrophysical applications of our results to decaying satellite orbits, galactic bars and mergers of supermassive black hole binaries. In a companion paper we show that a central constant density core can provide a natural solution to the timing problem for Fornax's globular clusters.

  19. Constant-intensity waves and their modulation instability in non-Hermitian potentials

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    Makris, Konstantinos G; Christodoulides, Demetrios N; Rotter, Stefan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In all of the diverse areas of science where waves play an important role, one of the most fundamental solutions of the corresponding wave equation is a stationary wave with constant intensity. The most familiar example is that of a plane wave propagating in free space. In the presence of any Hermitian potential, a wave's constant intensity is, however, immediately destroyed due to scattering. Here we show that this fundamental restriction is conveniently lifted when working with non-Hermitian potentials. In particular, we present a whole new class of waves that have constant intensity in the presence of linear as well as of nonlinear inhomogeneous media with gain and loss. These solutions allow us to study, for the first time, the fundamental phenomenon of modulation instability in an inhomogeneous environment. Our results pose a new challenge for the experiments on non-Hermitian scattering that have recently been put forward.

  20. Constant-intensity waves and their modulation instability in non-Hermitian potentials

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    Konstantinos G. Makris; Ziad H. Musslimani; Demetrios N. Christodoulides; Stefan Rotter

    2015-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In all of the diverse areas of science where waves play an important role, one of the most fundamental solutions of the corresponding wave equation is a stationary wave with constant intensity. The most familiar example is that of a plane wave propagating in free space. In the presence of any Hermitian potential, a wave's constant intensity is, however, immediately destroyed due to scattering. Here we show that this fundamental restriction is conveniently lifted when working with non-Hermitian potentials. In particular, we present a whole new class of waves that have constant intensity in the presence of linear as well as of nonlinear inhomogeneous media with gain and loss. These solutions allow us to study, for the first time, the fundamental phenomenon of modulation instability in an inhomogeneous environment. Our results pose a new challenge for the experiments on non-Hermitian scattering that have recently been put forward.

  1. Direct Test of the Time-Independence of Fundamental Nuclear Constants Using the Oklo Natural Reactor

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    Alexander I. Shlyakhter

    2003-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    [NOTE: This 1983 preprint is being uploaded to arXiv.org after the death of its author, who supported online distribution of his work. Contact info of the submitter is at http://ilya.cc .] The positions of neutron resonances have been shown to be highly sensitive to the variation of fundamental nuclear constants. The analysis of the measured isotopic shifts in the natural fossil reactor at Oklo gives the following restrictions on the possible rates of the interaction constants variation: strong ~2x10^-19 yr^-1, electromagnetic ~5x10^-18 yr^-1, weak ~10^-12 yr^-1. These limits permit to exclude all the versions of nuclear constants contemporary variation discussed in the literature. URL: http://alexonline.info >. For more recent analyses see hep-ph/9606486, hep-ph/0205206 and astro-ph/0204069 .

  2. Predicting the Reactivity of Hydride Donors in Water: Thermodynamic Constants for Hydrogen

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    Connelly, Samantha J.; Wiedner, Eric S.; Appel, Aaron M.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical reactivity of hydride complexes can be predicted by comparing bond strengths for homolytic and heterolytic cleavage of bonds to hydrogen. To determine these bond strengths, thermodynamic constants for H+, H•, H–, and H2 are essential and need to be used uniformly to enable the prediction of reactivity and equilibria. One of the largest challenges is quantifying the stability of solvated H– in water, which is discussed. Due to discrepancies in the literature for the constants used in water, we propose the use of a set of self-consistent constants with convenient standard states. The work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences.

  3. The runaway instability of thick discs around black holes. II. Non constant angular momentum discs

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    Frederic Daigne; Jose A. Font

    2003-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from a comprehensive number of relativistic, time-dependent, axisymmetric simulations of the runaway instability of non-constant angular momentum thick discs around black holes. This second paper extends earlier results where only constant angular momentum discs were considered. All relevant aspects of the theory of stationary thick discs around rotating black holes, necessary to build the initial state in our simulations, are presented in great detail. The angular momentum of the discs is assumed to increase outwards with the radial distance according to a power law. The main simplifying assumptions of our approach are not to include magnetic fields and self-gravity in the discs. Furthermore, the dynamics of the spacetime is accounted for by computing the transfer of mass and angular momentum from the disc to the black hole through the event horizon : the evolution of the central black hole is assumed to follow a sequence of Kerr black holes of increasing mass and spin. In agreement with previous results based on stationary models we find that by allowing the mass and the spin of the black hole to grow, constant angular momentum discs rapidly become unstable on a dynamical timescale. The comparison with the results of paper I shows that the effect of the angular momentum transfer from the torus to the black hole is to make constant angular momentum discs less unstable, increasing the timescale of the instability. However, we find that non-constant angular momentum discs are dramatically stabilized for very small values of the angular momentum slope. Our time-dependent simulations confirm, thus, the predictions of stationary studies concerning the stabilizing effect of non-constant angular momentum distributions.

  4. Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae

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    Nielsen, Jeppe Trøst; Sarkar, Subir

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The `standard' model of cosmology is founded on the basis that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating at present --- as was inferred originally from the Hubble diagram of Type Ia supernovae. There exists now a much bigger database of supernovae so we can perform rigorous statistical tests to check whether these `standardisable candles' indeed indicate cosmic acceleration. Taking account of the empirical procedure by which corrections are made to their absolute magnitudes to allow for the varying shape of the light curve and extinction by dust, we find, rather surprisingly, that the data are still quite consistent with a constant rate of expansion.

  5. Bianchi Type-I Universe with Wet Dark Fluid

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    T. Singh; R. Chaubey

    2010-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bianchi type-I universe filled with dark energy from a wet dark fluid has been considered. A new equation of state for the dark energy component of the universe has been used. It is modeled on the equation of state $p=\\gamma (\\rho -\\rho_\\star)$ which can describe a liquid, for example water. The exact solutions to the corresponding field equations are obtained in quadrature form. The solution for constant deceleration parameter have been studied in detail for power-law and exponential forms both. The cases $\\gamma =1$ and $\\gamma =0$ have been also analysed.

  6. Bianchi Type-I Universe with Wet Dark Fluid

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    Singh, T

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bianchi type-I universe filled with dark energy from a wet dark fluid has been considered. A new equation of state for the dark energy component of the universe has been used. It is modeled on the equation of state $p=\\gamma (\\rho -\\rho_\\star)$ which can describe a liquid, for example water. The exact solutions to the corresponding field equations are obtained in quadrature form. The solution for constant deceleration parameter have been studied in detail for power-law and exponential forms both. The cases $\\gamma =1$ and $\\gamma =0$ have been also analysed.

  7. Tornado type wind turbines

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    Hsu, Cheng-Ting (Ames, IA)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A tornado type wind turbine has a vertically disposed wind collecting tower with spaced apart inner and outer walls and a central bore. The upper end of the tower is open while the lower end of the structure is in communication with a wind intake chamber. An opening in the wind chamber is positioned over a turbine which is in driving communication with an electrical generator. An opening between the inner and outer walls at the lower end of the tower permits radially flowing air to enter the space between the inner and outer walls while a vertically disposed opening in the wind collecting tower permits tangentially flowing air to enter the central bore. A porous portion of the inner wall permits the radially flowing air to interact with the tangentially flowing air so as to create an intensified vortex flow which exits out of the top opening of the tower so as to create a low pressure core and thus draw air through the opening of the wind intake chamber so as to drive the turbine.

  8. Lattice study of the leptonic decay constant of the pion and its excitations

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    Mastropas, Ekaterina; Richard, David

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a calculation of the decay constant of the pion, and its lowest-lying three excitations, at three values of the pion mass between around 400 and 700 MeV, using anisotropic clover lattices. We use the variational method to determine an optimal interpolating operator for each of the states. We find that the decay constant of the first excitation, and more notably of the second, is suppressed with respect to that of the ground-state pion, but that the suppression shows little dependence on the quark mass.

  9. On the Verdet constant and Faraday rotation for graphene-like materials

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    Mikkel H. Brynildsen; Horia D. Cornean

    2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a rigorous and rather self-contained analysis of the Verdet constant in graphene- like materials. We apply the gauge-invariant magnetic perturbation theory to a nearest- neighbour tight-binding model and obtain a relatively simple and exactly computable formula for the Verdet constant, at all temperatures and all frequencies of sufficiently large absolute value. Moreover, for the standard nearest neighbour tight-binding model of graphene we show that the transverse component of the conductivity tensor has an asymptotic Taylor expansion in the external magnetic field where all the coefficients of even powers are zero.

  10. Phase-constant-nonreciprocal composite right/left-handed metamaterials based on coplanar waveguides

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    Porokhnyuk, Andrey, E-mail: d1821008@edu.kit.ac.jp; Ueda, Tetsuya; Kado, Yuichi [Department of Electronics, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto 606-8585 (Japan); Itoh, Tatsuo [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The purely phase-constant-nonreciprocal composite right-left handed metamaterial structure is proposed based on coplanar waveguides loaded with a ferrite layer. The structure exhibits considerably large nonreciprocity in phase constant which depends on the effective magnetization and whose magnitude can remain in leaky wave region of wavenumbers or can overcome a boundary to slow wave region. The nonreciprocity in amplitude of transmission coefficients, on the other hand, is effectively reduced by using a cavity-backed design to prevent undesired nonreciprocal radiation loss.

  11. New Phantom and non-Phantom Wormhole Solutions with Generic Cosmological Constant

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    Heydarzade, Y; Moradpour, H

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are a number of reasons to study wormholes with generic cosmological constant $\\Lambda$. Recent observations indicate that present accelerating expansion of the universe demands $\\Lambda>0$. On the other hand, some extended theories of gravitation such as supergravity and superstring theories posses vacuum states with $\\Lambdaenergy density and pressure profiles which support such a geometry are obtained. It is shown that for having such a geometry, the wormhole throat $r_0$, the cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ and the equation of state parameter $\\omega$ sh...

  12. Electronic constant current and current pulse signal generator for nuclear instrumentation testing

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    Brown, Roger A. (Amsterdam, NY)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Circuitry for testing the ability of an intermediate range nuclear instrut to detect and measure a constant current and a periodic current pulse. The invention simulates the resistance and capacitance of the signal connection of a nuclear instrument ion chamber detector and interconnecting cable. An LED flasher/oscillator illuminates an LED at a periodic rate established by a timing capacitor and circuitry internal to the flasher/oscillator. When the LED is on, a periodic current pulse is applied to the instrument. When the LED is off, a constant current is applied. An inductor opposes battery current flow when the LED is on.

  13. Electronic constant current and current pulse signal generator for nuclear instrumentation testing

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    Brown, R.A.

    1994-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Circuitry is described for testing the ability of an intermediate range nuclear instrument to detect and measure a constant current and a periodic current pulse. The invention simulates the resistance and capacitance of the signal connection of a nuclear instrument ion chamber detector and interconnecting cable. An LED flasher/oscillator illuminates an LED at a periodic rate established by a timing capacitor and circuitry internal to the flasher/oscillator. When the LED is on, a periodic current pulse is applied to the instrument. When the LED is off, a constant current is applied. An inductor opposes battery current flow when the LED is on. 1 figures.

  14. Is the zero-point energy a source of the cosmological constant?

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    Yasunori Fujii

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss how we remove a huge discrepancy between the theory of a cosmological constant, due to the zero-point energies of matter fields, and the observation. The technique of dimensional regularization plays a decisive role. We eventually reach the desired behavior of the vacuum densities falling off like t^{-2}, allowing us to understand how an extremely small result comes about naturally. As a price, however, the zero-point energy vacuum fails to act as a true cosmological constant. Its expected role responsible for the observed accelerating universe is then to be inherited by the gravitational scalar field, dark energy, as we suggest in the scalar-tensor theory.

  15. Determination of foam stability at constant pressure in the Plateau-Biggs borders of the foam

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    Khristov, K.I.; Exerowa, D.R.; Kurgljakov, P.M.

    1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The lifetime of a foam column (or of a part of the column) is a parameter widely used as a characteristic of foam stability. During the destruction process, the pressure in the upper layers of the foam changes (the height H of the foam column decreases) and the lifetime of the different layers of the foam column will be different. Therefore, the lifetime of a foam column at constant pressure in the Plateau-Gibbs borders (constant along the height of the column and with time) is a much more accurate characteristic of foam stability.

  16. Reduction of magnetic damping constant of FeCo films by rare-earth Gd doping

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    Guo, Xiaobin; Xi, Li, E-mail: xili@lzu.edu.cn; Li, Yue; Han, Xuemeng; Li, Dong; Wang, Zhen; Zuo, Yalu [Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic damping constant (?) is one of the key parameters to determine the critical current density of spin-transfer-torque devices and the switching time of magnetization for ultra-high-frequency devices. In this work, Gd doped FeCo films were fabricated to investigate ? based on the ferromagnetic resonance technique. Gd doping not only can efficiently decrease the magnetic inhomogeneity and the extrinsic part of ? but also the Landé g-factor and intrinsic part of ?. The obtained ? was roughly proportional to (g-2){sup 2} and the magnetic anisotropic constant, indicating that the decreased spin-orbit interaction decreases ? by Gd doping.

  17. A dependent nominal type theory

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    Cheney, James

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nominal abstract syntax is an approach to representing names and binding pioneered by Gabbay and Pitts. So far nominal techniques have mostly been studied using classical logic or model theory, not type theory. Nominal extensions to simple, dependent and ML-like polymorphic languages have been studied, but decidability and normalization results have only been established for simple nominal type theories. We present a LF-style dependent type theory extended with name-abstraction types, prove soundness and decidability of beta-eta-equivalence checking, discuss adequacy and canonical forms via an example, and discuss extensions such as dependently-typed recursion and induction principles.

  18. Constant Proportion Debt Obligations, Zeno's Paradox, and the Spectacular Financial Crisis of 2008

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    Richards, Donald St. P.

    Constant Proportion Debt Obligations, Zeno's Paradox, and the Spectacular Financial Crisis of 2008-going worldwide financial crisis are heightened by the existence of other financial derivatives more arcane than, to the beat of his dying heart, The Devil drum on the darkened pane: "You did it, but was it Art?" ­ Rudyard

  19. Relaxation Time Constants and Apparent Diffusion Coefficients of Rat Retina at 7 Tesla

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    Duong, Timothy Q.

    Relaxation Time Constants and Apparent Diffusion Coefficients of Rat Retina at 7 Tesla Govind Nair* and ADC of the rat eyes were measured at 50 3 50 3 800 lm at 7 Tesla. Profiles of T1, T2, T2* and ADC

  20. Low complexity concurrent constant modulus algorithm and soft decision directed scheme for blind

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    Chen, Sheng

    Low complexity concurrent constant modulus algorithm and soft decision directed scheme for blind-directed (DD) scheme provides a state-of-the-art low-complexity blind equalisation technique for high of the standard CMA blind equaliser, this concurrent CMA and DD blind equaliser achieves a dramatic improvement

  1. Combining Blind Equalization with Constant Modulus Properties Alle-Jan van der Veen and Antonio Trindade

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    van der Veen, Alle-Jan

    Combining Blind Equalization with Constant Modulus Properties Alle-Jan van der Veen and Ant, The Netherlands Abstract This paper presents an approach to multi-user blind space- time equalizationexploiting that asks for both a blind equaliza- tion and a blind source separation based on the modulation properties

  2. Sub-THz complex dielectric constants of montmorillionite clay thin samples with Na$^{+}$/Ca$^{++}$-ions

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    Rezwanur Rahman; Douglas K. McCarty; Manika Prasad; John A. Scales

    2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We implement a technique to characterize electromagnetic properties at frequencies 100 to 165 GHz (3 cm$^{-1}$ to 4.95 cm$^{-1}$) of oriented montmorillionite samples using an open cavity resonator connected to a sub-millimeter wave VNA (Vector Network Analyzer). We measured dielectric constants perpendicular to the bedding plane on oriented Na$^{+}$ and Ca$^{++}$-ion stabilized montmorillionite samples deposited on a glass slide at ambient laboratory conditions (room temperature and room light). The clay layer is much thinner ($\\sim$ 30 $\\mu$m) than the glass substrate ($\\sim$ 2.18 mm). The real part of dielectric constant,$\\epsilon_{re}$, is essentially constant over this frequency range but is larger in Na$^{+}$- than in Ca$^{++}$-ioned clay. The total electrical conductivity (associated with the imaginary part of dielectric constant, $\\epsilon_{im}$) of both samples increases monotonically at lower frequencies ($$ 110 GHz. The dispersion of the samples display a dependence on the ionic strength in the clay interlayers, i.e., $\\zeta$-potential in the Stern layers.

  3. Dependence of exchange coupling interaction on micromagnetic constants in hard/soft magnetic bilayer systems

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Dependence of exchange coupling interaction on micromagnetic constants in hard/soft magnetic bilayer systems A. J. Zambano,1, * H. Oguchi,1 I. Takeuchi,1 Y. Choi,2,3 J. S. Jiang,2 J. P. Liu,3 S. E December 2006; published 30 April 2007 To elucidate the dependence of exchange coupling behavior of hard/soft

  4. Secure Computation of Constant-Depth Circuits with Applications to Database Search Problems

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    Shpilka, Amir

    Secure Computation of Constant-Depth Circuits with Applications to Database Search Problems Omer. Motivated by database search problems such as partial match or nearest neighbor, we present secure between k poly log(s) parties who all know C, we obtain a secure protocol for evaluating C(x) using O

  5. Secure Computation of Constant-Depth Circuits with Applications to Database Search Problems ?

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    Ishai, Yuval

    Secure Computation of Constant-Depth Circuits with Applications to Database Search Problems ? Omer. Motivated by database search problems such as partial match or nearest neighbor, we present secure distributed between k #21; poly log(s) parties who all know C, we obtain a secure protocol for evaluating C

  6. Using solubility and Henry`s law constant data for ketones in water

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    Yaws, C.L.; Sheth, S.D.; Han, M. [Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States)

    1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When a chemical spill occurs in water, the extent of chemical contamination is determined by the chemical`s solubility in the water. If contaminated water comes into contact with air, such as in a pond or a storage vessel, the contaminant`s emissions into the air can be determined based upon Henry`s law constant for that particular constituent. A high Henry`s law constant value translates into a greater emissions level. The engineering design and operation of strippers to remove contaminants from water require data for both water solubility and Henry`s law constant. A new correlation developed by researchers at Lamar University provides reliable values down to very, very low concentrations for the solubility of ketones in water. The correlation is based on the boiling point temperature of the ketone and can be used for engineering studies involving health, safety and environmental considerations. Results for water solubility and Henry`s law constant are provided here for a wide variety of ketones. Representative values are about 249,000 parts per million (ppm) per weight (wt) for methyl ethyl ketone (C{sub 4}H{sub 8}O) and 360 ppm/wt for 5-nonanone (C{sub 9}H{sub 18}O).

  7. Fluorocarbon plasma etching and profile evolution of porous low-dielectric-constant silica

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    Kushner, Mark

    of PS, a feature profile model has been integrated with a plasma equipment model. To focus on issuesFluorocarbon plasma etching and profile evolution of porous low-dielectric-constant silica Arvind silicon dioxide PS is one such material. To address scaling issues during fluorocarbon plasma etching

  8. Efficient quantum-classical method for computing thermal rate constant of recombination: Application to ozone formation

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    Reid, Scott A.

    : Application to ozone formation Mikhail V. Ivanov and Dmitri Babikov Citation: J. Chem. Phys. 136, 184304 (2012 for computing thermal rate constant of recombination: Application to ozone formation Mikhail V. Ivanov of ozone. Comparison of the predicted rate vs. experimental result is presented. © 2012 American Institute

  9. A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to target tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Naik, Naren

    A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to target tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks Ashwin Yadav1 domains. One of the most fundamen- tal and widely used approaches to target tracking is the Kalman filter. In presence of unknown noise statistics there are difficulties in the Kalman filter yielding good results

  10. ur solid Earth undergoes constant change from motions within its core

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    McLeod, Dennis

    O ur solid Earth undergoes constant change from motions within its core to the surface. Solid Earth is the physical planet we live on, not the oceans or atmosphere. Motions near Earth's cen- ter affect the geodynamo, which generates the Earth's magnetic field. Convection within Earth's mantle drives plate

  11. Rate constants for the homogeneous gas-phase Al/HCl combustion chemistry

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    Swihart, Mark T.

    Rate constants for the homogeneous gas-phase Al/HCl combustion chemistry Mark T. Swiharta Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260-4200, USA b Laboratoire de Combustion et Syste Orleans cedex 2, France c Laboratoire de Combustion et Syste`mes Re´actifs (LCSR), CNRS, 1C, av. de la

  12. Computational Prediction of One-Electron Reduction Potentials and Acid Dissociation Constants for Guanine Oxidation Intermediates

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    Schlegel, H. Bernhard

    of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, United States *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT, and cellular death.1-9 Among the canonical nucleobases, guanine is well-known to be the most susceptible at a constant pH of 7 (E7). Redox potentials were obtained by chemical oxidation and kinetic rate measurements

  13. Specific gamma-ray dose constants for nuclides important to dosimetry and radiological assessment

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    Unger, L.M.; Trubey, D.K.

    1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tables of specific gamma-ray dose constants (the unshielded gamma-ray dose equivalent rate at 1 m from a point source) have been computed for approximately 500 nuclides important to dosimetry and radiological assessment. The half life, the mean attenuation coefficient, and thickness for a lead shield providing 95% dose equivalent attenuation are also listed.

  14. Calibration of the torsional spring constant and the lateral photodiode response of frictional force microscopes

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    Attard, Phil

    Calibration of the torsional spring constant and the lateral photodiode response of frictional simultaneously calibrates the photodiode response to the angular deflection of the cantilever. It does not rely and with an independent measurement of the angle calibration. This nondestructive calibration may be performed with any

  15. Physical interpretation of constants in the solutions to the Brans-Dicke equations

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    Aroonkumar Beesham

    1998-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Using an energy-momentum complex we give a physical interpretation to the constants in the well-known static spherically symmetric asymptotically flat vacuum solution to the Brans-Dicke equations. The positivity of the tensor mass puts a bound on parameters in the solution.

  16. Relating the Newman-Penrose constants to the Geroch-Hansen multipole moments

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    Thomas Bäckdahl

    2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we express the Newman--Penrose constants in terms of the Geroch--Hansen multipole moments for stationary spacetimes. These expressions are translation-invariant combinations of the multipole moments up to quadrupole order, which do not normally vanish.

  17. Constant Propagation with Conditional MARK N. WEGMAN and F. KENNETH ZADECK

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    Cytron, Ron K.

    Constant Propagation with Conditional Branches MARK N. WEGMAN and F. KENNETH ZADECK IBM T. J Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, 1985. Authors' current addresses: Mark N. Wegman, IBM T. J on Programming Languages and Systems, Vol. 13, No. 2, April 1991, Pages 181-210. #12;182 . M. N. Wegman and F. K

  18. Instability of non-constant harmonic maps for the 1 + 2-dimensional equivariant wave map system

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    Côte, Raphaël

    energy har- monic map Q (a stationary solution), and show that when it exists, Q is instable in the energy space. Our result applies in particular to the case of wave maps to the sphere S2Instability of non-constant harmonic maps for the 1 + 2-dimensional equivariant wave map system

  19. Decay of the cosmological constant: Equivalence of quantum tunneling and thermal activation in two spacetime dimensions

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    Gomberoff, Andres; Henneaux, Marc; Teitelboim, Claudio [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Valdivia (Chile); Physique Theorique et Mathematique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and International Solvay Institutes, ULB Campus Plaine C.P. 231, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium); Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Valdivia (Chile); Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Valdivia (Chile)

    2005-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the decay of the cosmological constant in two spacetime dimensions through production of pairs. We show that the same nucleation process looks as quantum-mechanical tunneling (instanton) to one Killing observer and as thermal activation (thermalon) to another. Thus, we find another striking example of the deep interplay between gravity, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics which becomes apparent in presence of horizons.

  20. Spring Constants for Hockey Dan Russell and Linda Hunt, Kettering University, Flint, MI

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    Russell, Daniel A.

    . In a three-point bending test, a force F is applied at the midpoint between two supports separated in the blade. The flex rating is given as a number that roughly repre- sents the amount of force in pounds k represents an effective spring constant. The three-point bending test for measuring hockey stick

  1. Relativistic Particle with Torsion and Charged Particle in a Constant Electromagnetic Field: Identity of Evolution

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    Mikhail S. Plyushchay

    1995-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The identity of classical motion is established for two physically different models, one of which is the relativistic particle with torsion, whose action contains higher derivatives and which is the effective system for the statistically charged particle interacting with the Chern-Simons U(1) gauge field, and another is the (2+1)-dimensional relativistic charged particle in external constant electromagnetic field.

  2. The structure of reflexive regular splicing languages via Schutzenberger constants \\Lambda

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    Bonizzoni, Paola

    by Paun and Pixton respectively [16, 20]. The computational power of splicing systems has been thoroughlyThe structure of reflexive regular splicing languages via Sch¨utzenberger constants \\Lambda Paola generating) device, called a splicing system. Other variants of this original definition were also proposed

  3. Time Domain Reflectometry Surface Reflections for Dielectric Constant in Highly Conductive Soils

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    Nowack, Robert L.

    .1061/ ASCE 1090-0241 2007 133:12 1597 CE Database subject headings: Dielectric constant; Electrical technology is a reliable, fast, and safe technology for measuring soil volumetric water content Benson significant energy attenuation Topp et al. 1980, 2000; Jones and Or 2004 . This makes it almost impossible

  4. Constraints on the value of the fine structure constant from gravitational thermodynamics

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    P. C. W. Davies

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper I show how the second law of thermodynamics, generalized to include event horizon area, places interesting constraints on the value of the fine structure constant. A simple analysis leads to the conclusion that classical Dirac and point-like magnetic monopoles could be used to violate the second law, and that GUT monopoles are inconsistent with minicharged particles.

  5. On the variation of the fine-structure constant in Friedmann Universes

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    William Q. Sumner

    2005-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The fine-structure constant alpha does not vary as Friedmann Universes evolve, a conclusion based on assessments of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. alpha = e^2/(4pi epsilon hbar c), where e is the charge of the electron, epsilon is vacuum permittivity, c is the speed of light, and hbar is Planck's constant divided by 2pi. This inquiry was motivated by Schrodinger's (1939) prediction that all quantum wave functions coevolve with Friedmann geometry and a similar prediction by Sumner (1994) for vacuum permittivity. The functional form of variations in quantum wave functions found by Schrodinger is enough to show that alpha does not vary. Electrodynamics also predicts that alpha does not vary. Evolutionary changes in c exactly cancel those in vacuum permittivity and other factors in alpha do not change. Since alpha appears in all first-order perturbation formulas for atomic energy levels, comparisons of the atomic spectra of distant atoms with those in laboratories provide an experimental measure of this prediction. Most experiments find changes in alpha that are either statistically zero or very small. These results and estimates of the Hubble constant and deceleration parameter from precision redshift/magnitude data support a major assumption of this paper that the Friedmann solution to Einstein's theory of general relativity without cosmological constant is an adequate approximation to spacetime geometry and its long term evolution at quantum scales.

  6. Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules and John R. Lombardi*

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    Lombardi, John R.

    Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules distances, have been extended to the transition metal dimers to test which one gives the most accurate fit's and Guggenheimer's for the transition metal dimers. Although Pauling's rule gives the best results, the remarkable

  7. Locating Faults in a Constant Number of Parallel Testing Rounds (Preliminary Version)

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    Beigel, Richard

    the total number of processors and t denotes the number of faulty processors. Both of these results improve processor (diagnosis­with­repair) and identifying a single good processor, we present an oblivious constant­time algorithm using a fixed 3­regular in­ terconnect that tolerates a linear number of faults. This contrasts

  8. Non-chiral fusion rules, structure constants of D_m minimal models

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    A. Rida; T. Sami

    1999-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a technique to construct, for $D_{m}$ unitary minimal models, the non-chiral fusion rules which determines the operator content of the operator product algebra. Using these rules we solve the bootstrap equations and therefore determine the structure constants of these models. Through this approach we emphasize the role played by some discrete symmetries in the classification of minimal models.

  9. EFFET DE LA DILATATION THERMIQUE SUR LA VALEUR DE LA CONSTANTE DE CURIE DES FERRITES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    EFFET DE LA DILATATION THERMIQUE SUR LA VALEUR DE LA CONSTANTE DE CURIE DES FERRITES Par LOUIS N�EL Sommaire. - L'auteur montre que l'existence de fortes anomalies de dilatation dans les ferrites entraîne ferrites varie au-dessus de leur point de Curie, en fonction de la température absolue ~', suivant la loi

  10. Rate constants from the reaction path Hamiltonian. I. Reactive flux simulations for dynamically correct rates

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    Bell, Alexis T.

    As ab initio electronic structure calculations become more accurate, inherent sources of error, facilitate reactive flux calculations. As an example we compute the dynamically corrected rate constant on which the reaction occurs. A large number of electronic structure theo- ries are available

  11. Scaling of classical rate constants on scaled potential-energy surfaces Myung Soo Kim,a)

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    Kim, Myung Soo

    or dynamical calculation of a rate constant is to use data from electronic structure calculation. Structure at moderately high levels of electronic structure calculation. © 2001 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10 state theories and the methods based on classical or quantal dynamics calculation.4­7 When

  12. Evolving Lorentzian wormholes supported by phantom matter with constant state parameters

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    Cataldo, Mauricio; Labrana, Pedro; Campo, Sergio del; Crisostomo, Juan; Salgado, Patricio [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Bio-Bio, Avenida Collao 1202, Casilla 5-C, Concepcion (Chile); Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Avenida Brasil 2950, Valparaiso (Chile); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study the possibility of sustaining an evolving wormhole via exotic matter made out of phantom energy. We show that this exotic source can support the existence of evolving wormhole spacetimes. Explicitly, a family of evolving Lorentzian wormholes conformally related to another family of zero-tidal force static wormhole geometries is found in Einstein gravity. Contrary to the standard wormhole approach, where first a convenient geometry is fixed and then the matter distribution is derived, we follow the conventional approach for finding solutions in theoretical cosmology. We derive an analytical evolving wormhole geometry by supposing that the radial tension (which is negative to the radial pressure) and the pressure measured in the tangential directions have barotropic equations of state with constant state parameters. At spatial infinity this evolving wormhole, supported by this anisotropic matter, is asymptotically flat, and its slices t=constant are spaces of constant curvature. During its evolution the shape of the wormhole expands with constant velocity, i.e without acceleration or deceleration, since the scale factor has strictly a linear evolution.

  13. Fretting Corrosion Damage of Total Hip Prosthesis: Friction Coefficient and Damage Rate Constant Approach

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Fretting Corrosion Damage of Total Hip Prosthesis: Friction Coefficient and Damage Rate Constant Building, University Park 16802 PA USA 4 Chair Professor Center for Research Excellence in Corrosion hip prosthesis. Fretting corrosion tests were conducted with stainless steel and poly (methyl

  14. Specific gamma-ray dose constants for nuclides important to dosimetry and radiological assessment

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    Unger, L.M.; Trubey, D.K.

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tables of specific gamma-ray dose constants (the unshielded gamma-ray dose equivalent rate at 1 m from a point source) have been computed for approximately 500 nuclides important to dosimetry and radiological assessment. The half life, the mean attenuation coefficient, and thickness for a lead shield providing 95% dose equivalent attenuation are also listed.

  15. Photon emission in a constant magnetic field in 2+1 dimensional space-time

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    J. T. S. Amaral; S. I. Zlatev

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate by the proper-time method the amplitude of the two-photon emission by a charged fermion in a constant magnetic field in (2+1)-dimensional space-time. The relevant dynamics reduces to that of a supesymmetric quantum-mechanical system with one bosonic and one fermionic degrees of freedom.

  16. FTIR Emission Spectra, Molecular Constants, and Potential Curve of Ground State GeO

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    FTIR Emission Spectra, Molecular Constants, and Potential Curve of Ground State GeO Edward G. Lee-resolution FTIR emission spectroscopy measurements for the five common isoto- pomers of GeO are combined­9), photoelectron spectroscopy (10), electronic absorption (11­13), and emission (14) spectroscopy, and in matrix

  17. Dark energy, QCD axion, BICEP2, and trans-Planckian decay constant

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    Jihn E. Kim

    2014-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Discrete symmetries allowed in string compactification are the mother of all global symmetries which are broken at some level. We discuss the resulting pseudo-Goldstone bosons, in particular the QCD axion and a temporary cosmological constant, and inflatons. We also comment on some implications of the recent BICEP2 data.

  18. Gell-Mann - Low Function in QED for the arbitrary coupling constant

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    I. M. Suslov

    2006-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gell-Mann -- Low function \\beta(g) in QED (g is the fine structure constant) is reconstructed. At large g, it behaves as \\beta_\\infty g^\\alpha with \\alpha\\approx 1, \\beta_\\infty\\approx 1.

  19. Viscosity and elastic constants of amorphous Si and Ge Ann Witwow@ and Frans Spaepen

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    Spaepen, Frans A.

    Viscosity and elastic constants of amorphous Si and Ge Ann Witwow@ and Frans Spaepen Division expansion. Viscous flow was measured by stress relaxation and was found to be Newtonian. The viscosity of the viscosity of sputter-deposited samples as a function of stress (to establish the Newtonian charac- ter

  20. Can Cosmological Constant be a Forbidden Zone (GAP) in Quantum Vacuum

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    Vladan Pankovic; Rade Glavatovic; Simo Ciganovic

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we suggest, without detailed mathematical analysis, a hypothesis on the physical meaning of cosmological constant. It is primarily based on a conceptual analogy with energy characteristics of the crystal lattice structure, i.e. energy zones theory in solid state physics. Namely, according to some theories (holographic principle, emergent gravity etc.) it is supposed that empty space, i.e. quantum vacuum holds a structure like to crystal lattice. It implies a possibility of the existence of totally occupied zones consisting of many levels of the negative energies as well as at least one negative energy forbidden zone, i.e. negative energy gap without any (occupied or empty) level of the negative energy. We suppose that given negative energy forbidden zone in the quantum vacuum represents effectively a positive energy zone without quantum particles that corresponds to cosmological constant. Also we suggest some other (less extravagant) model of the cosmological constant. Here cosmological constant is usually considered as the effect of the quantum vacuum fluctuations where problem of the cut-off can be solved quite simply since here integration over unlimited domain of the quasi-momentums must be changed by integration over one, finite "Brillouin zone".

  1. Non-trivial, static, geodesically complete, vacuum space-times with a negative cosmological constant

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    Anderson, Michael

    Non-trivial, static, geodesically complete, vacuum space-times with a negative solutions of the vacuum Einstein equations with a negative cosmological constant. The new families of this paper is to show that such rigidity is false in this last situation. More precisely, for

  2. Nonholonomic Ricci Flows and Running Cosmological Constant: 3D Taub-NUT Metrics

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    Sergiu I. Vacaru; Mihai Visinescu

    2007-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The common assertion that the Ricci flows of Einstein spaces with cosmological constant can be modelled by certain classes of nonholonomic frame, metric and linear connection deformations resulting in nonhomogeneous Einstein spaces is examined in the light of the role played by topological three dimensional (3D) Taub-NUT-AdS/dS spacetimes.

  3. Black hole solutions of dimensionally reduced Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity with a cosmological constant

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    Melis, M.; Mignemi, S. [Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Cagliari, viale Merello 92, 09123 Cagliari (Italy) and INFN, Sezione di Cagliari (Italy)

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the phase space of the spherically symmetric solutions of the system obtained from the dimensional reduction of the six-dimensional Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet action with a cosmological constant. We show that all the physical solutions have anti-de Sitter asymptotic behavior.

  4. Waves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media.

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    Biktashev, Vadim N.

    wave patterns in R 2 , in terms of the kinematic approach. These patterns include rotating waves by Winfree [13]. The kinematic approach of [8] also considered a boundary of existence of spiral waveWaves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media. Yu.E. Elkin

  5. Determination of Binding Constants of Cyclodextrins in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids

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    Reid, Scott A.

    unique chemical and physical properties, including being air and moisture stable, a high solubility power with supercritical fluid CO2;9-11 (4) electrochemical reactions;12,13 and (5) as a medium for enzymatic reactions.14Determination of Binding Constants of Cyclodextrins in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids by Near

  6. Table A1 Molar mass, gas constant, and critical-point properties

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    of carbon dioxide, CO2 Table A­21 Ideal-gas properties of carbon monoxide, CO Table A­22 Ideal Properties of the atmosphere at high altitude Table A­17 Ideal-gas properties of air Table A­18 Ideal-point properties Molar mass, constant, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Substance Formula M kg/kmol R kJ/kg·K* K MPa

  7. Application of SiO2 aerogel film with low dielectric constant to intermetal dielectrics

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    Jo, Moon-Ho

    Application of SiO2 aerogel film with low dielectric constant to intermetal dielectrics Moon-Ho Jo aerogel film was characterized from its structural and chemical viewpoints. High porosity of material infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) for their chemical states. The improved electrical properties of SiO2 aerogel

  8. Analysis of agonist dissociation constants as assessed by functional antagonism in guinea pig left atria

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    Molenaar, P.; Malta, E.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In electrically driven guinea pig left atria, positive inotropic responses to (-)-isoprenaline and the selective beta 1-adrenoceptor agonist RO363 were obtained in the absence and in the presence of the functional antagonists adenosine, carbachol, gallopamil, nifedipine, and Ro 03-7894. Each of the functional antagonists reduced the maximum response to both agonists and produced nonparallel rightward shifts in the cumulative concentration effect curves. For both agonists, dissociation constants (KA) were calculated using the equation described by Furchgott (1966) for irreversible antagonism. For RO363, which is a partial agonist with high agonist activity, the equations outlined for functional interaction by Mackay (1981) were also employed to calculate KA values. The KA values obtained by each method were compared with the dissociation constants (KD) for the two agonists determined from their ability to displace the radioligand (-)-(/sup 125/I)iodocyanopindolol from beta 1-adrenoceptors in guinea pig left atrial membrane preparations. The estimates of KA varied substantially from KD values. The KD values were taken as more accurate estimates of the true values for the dissociation constants because a high degree of correlation exists between pKD and pD2 values for a number of other beta-adrenoceptor agonists that behave as partial agonists and between pKD and pKB values for a number of beta-adrenoceptor antagonists. Thus, it appears that there are serious limitations in the current theory for using functional antagonism as a means of obtaining agonist dissociation constants.

  9. INFRARED SPECTRA AND OPTICAL CONSTANTS OF NITRILE ICES RELEVANT TO TITAN's ATMOSPHERE

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    Moore, Marla H.; Hudson, Reggie [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 691, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Ferrante, Robert F. [Chemistry Department, US Naval Academy, 572 Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 (United States); James Moore, W., E-mail: Marla.h.moore@nasa.go [USRA NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 691, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Spectra and optical constants of nitrile ices known or suspected to be in Titan's atmosphere are presented from 2.0 to 333.3 {mu}m ({approx}5000-30 cm{sup -1}). These results are relevant to the ongoing modeling of Cassini CIRS observations of Titan's winter pole. Ices studied are: HCN, hydrogen cyanide; C{sub 2}N{sub 2}, cyanogen; CH{sub 3}CN, acetonitrile; C{sub 2}H{sub 5}CN, propionitrile; and HC{sub 3}N, cyanoacetylene. For each of these molecules, we also report new cryogenic measurements of the real refractive index, n, determined in both the amorphous and crystalline phases at 670 nm. These new values have been incorporated into our optical constant calculations. Spectra were measured and optical constants were calculated for each nitrile at a variety of temperatures, including, but not limited to, 20, 35, 50, 75, 95, and 110 K, in both the amorphous phase and the crystalline phase. This laboratory effort used a dedicated FTIR spectrometer to record transmission spectra of thin-film ice samples. Laser interference was used to measure film thickness during condensation onto a transparent cold window attached to the tail section of a closed-cycle helium cryostat. Optical constants, real (n) and imaginary (k) refractive indices, were determined using Kramers-Kronig analysis. Our calculation reproduces the complete spectrum, including all interference effects.

  10. What do we know about delistings? A survey of the literature DJAMA Constant, University of Toulousea

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 What do we know about delistings? A survey of the literature DJAMA Constant, University, the decision to delist is less studied in the corporate finance literature despite its importance in the life of the firm. This article surveys the recent literature, both theoretical and empirical, regarding delisting

  11. The Representation of Quantum Field Theory without Infinity Bare Masses and Coupling Constants of Fermions

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    V. P. Neznamov

    2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper presents the representation of quantum field theory without introduction of infinity bare masses and coupling constants of fermions. Counter-terms, compensating for divergent quantities in self-energy diagrams of fermions and vacuum polarization diagrams at all orders of the perturbation theory, appear in the appropriate Hamiltonians under the special time-dependent unitary transformation.

  12. CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: Peter J. Mohr,

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    and may also be found on the World Wide Web at physics.nist.gov/constants. DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.80 B. M. Wood, National Research Council, Canada Z. Zhang, National Institute of Metrology, China and Chemical Reference Data. mohr@nist.gov barry.taylor@nist.gov § dnewell@nist.gov REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS

  13. On the asymptotic homotopy type of inductive limit Type ...

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    In this note we exhibit large classes of (projeetionless) stable, nuclear C*- algebras whose asymptotic homotopy type is determined by K-theoretical data.

  14. The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXVIII. Combining the Constraints on the Hubble Constant

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    Jeremy R Mould; John P Huchra; Wendy L Freedman; Robert C Kennicutt Jr; Laura Ferrarese; Holland C Ford; Brad K Gibson; John A Graham; Shaun Hughes; Garth D Illingworth; Daniel D Kelson; Lucas M Macri; Barry F Madore; Shoko Sakai; Kim Sebo; Nancy A Silbermann; Peter B Stetson

    1999-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope nine years ago, Cepheid distances to 25 galaxies have been determined for the purpose of calibrating secondary distance indicators. A variety of these can now be calibrated, and the accompanying papers by Sakai, Kelson, Ferrarese, and Gibson employ the full set of 25 galaxies to consider the Tully-Fisher relation, the fundamental plane of elliptical galaxies, Type Ia supernovae, and surface brightness fluctuations. When calibrated with Cepheid distances, each of these methods yields a measurement of the Hubble constant and a corresponding measurement uncertainty. We combine these measurements in this paper, together with a model of the velocity field, to yield the best available estimate of the value of H_0 within the range of these secondary distance indicators and its uncertainty. The result is H_0 = 71 +/- 6 km/sec/Mpc. The largest contributor to the uncertainty of this 67% confidence level result is the distance of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which has been assumed to be 50 +/- 3 kpc.

  15. The rate constant for radiative association of HF: Comparing quantum and classical dynamics

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    Gustafsson, Magnus, E-mail: magngu@chem.gu.se; Monge-Palacios, M.; Nyman, Gunnar [Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, 41296 Gothenburg (Sweden)] [Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, 41296 Gothenburg (Sweden)

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiative association for the formation of hydrogen fluoride through the A{sup 1}? ? X{sup 1}?{sup +} and X{sup 1}?{sup +} ? X{sup 1}?{sup +} transitions is studied using quantum and classical dynamics. The total thermal rate constant is obtained for temperatures from 10 K to 20 000 K. Agreement between semiclassical and quantum approaches is observed for the A{sup 1}? ? X{sup 1}?{sup +} rate constant above 2000 K. The agreement is explained by the fact that the corresponding cross section is free of resonances for this system. At temperatures below 2000 K we improve the agreement by implementing a simplified semiclassical expression for the rate constant, which includes a quantum corrected pair distribution. The rate coefficient for the X{sup 1}?{sup +} ? X{sup 1}?{sup +} transition is calculated using Breit–Wigner theory and a classical formula for the resonance and direct contributions, respectively. In comparison with quantum calculations the classical formula appears to overestimate the direct contribution to the rate constant by about 12% for this transition. Below about 450 K the resonance contribution is larger than the direct, and above that temperature the opposite holds. The biggest contribution from resonances is at the lowest temperature in the study, 10 K, where it is more than four times larger than the direct. Below 1800 K the radiative association rate constant due to X{sup 1}?{sup +} ? X{sup 1}?{sup +} transitions dominates over A{sup 1}? ? X{sup 1}?{sup +}, while above that temperature the situation is the opposite.

  16. Type of Space Bulb Type #/House Fixture Style Greenhouse #

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Type of Space Bulb Type #/House Fixture Style Greenhouse # 1 Lu 430/Lu 400 24 White box style 2 Lu No bulbs 0 N/A Seed harvest room F32 T8/TL 841 90 bulbs VIGS Room F032 /741/ECO 60 bulbs Chamber Model Bulb

  17. Effects of porous carbon additives and induced fluorine on low dielectric constant polyimide synthesized with an e-beam

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    Im, Ji Sun [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Bae, Tae-Sung [Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Jeonju 561-756 (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Jeonju 561-756 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sung Kyu [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sei-Hyun [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Korea Polytechnic IV College, Daejeon 300-702 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Korea Polytechnic IV College, Daejeon 300-702 (Korea, Republic of); Jeong, Euigyung [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Phil Hyun [Radiation Research Division for Industry and Environment, Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Jeollabuk-do 580-185 (Korea, Republic of)] [Radiation Research Division for Industry and Environment, Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Jeollabuk-do 580-185 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Young-Seak, E-mail: youngslee@cnu.ac.kr [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the synthesis of a polyimide matrix with a low dielectric constant for application as an intercalation material between metal interconnections in electronic devices. Porous activated carbon was embedded in the polyimide to reduce the dielectric constant, and a thin film of the complex was obtained using the spin-coating and e-beam irradiation methods. The surface of the thin film was modified with fluorine functional groups to impart water resistance and reduce the dielectric constant further. The water resistance was significantly improved by the modification with hydrophobic fluorine groups. The dielectric constant was effectively decreased by porous activated carbon. The fluorine modification also resulted in a low dielectric constant on the polyimide surface by reducing the polar surface free energy. The dielectric constant of polyimide film decreased from 2.98 to 1.9 by effects of porous activated carbon additive and fluorine surface modification.

  18. A theory of evolving natural constants embracing Einstein's theory of general relativity and Dirac's large number hypothesis

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    H. W. Peng

    2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Taking a hint from Dirac's large number hypothesis, we note the existence of cosmic combined conservation laws that work to cosmologically long time. We thus modify or generalize Einstein's theory of general relativity with fixed gravitation constant $G$ to a theory for varying $G$, which can be applied to cosmology without inconsistency, where a tensor arising from the variation of G takes the place of the cosmological constant term. We then develop on this basis a systematic theory of evolving natural constants $m_{e},m_{p},e,\\hslash ,k_{B}$ by finding out their cosmic combined counterparts involving factors of appropriate powers of $G$ that remain truly constant to cosmologically long time. As $G$ varies so little in recent centuries, so we take these natural constants to be constant.

  19. Shock tube measurements of high temperature rate constants for OH with cycloalkanes and methylcycloalkanes

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    Sivaramakrishnan, R.; Michael, J.V. [Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, D-193, Bldg. 200, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    High temperature experiments were performed with the reflected shock tube technique using multi-pass absorption spectrometric detection of OH radicals at 308 nm. The present experiments span a wide T-range, 801-1347 K, and represent the first direct measurements of the title rate constants at T>500 K for cyclopentane and cyclohexane and the only high temperature measurements for the corresponding methyl derivatives. The present work utilized 48 optical passes corresponding to a total path length {proportional_to}4.2 m. As a result of this increased path length, the high [OH] detection sensitivity permitted unambiguous analyses for measuring the title rate constants. The experimental rate constants in units, cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1}, can be expressed in Arrhenius form as k{sub OH+Cyclopentane}=(1.90{+-}0.30) x 10{sup -10}exp(-1705{+-}56 K/T) (813-1341 K), k{sub OH+Cyclohexane}=(1.86{+-}0.24) x 10{sup -10}exp(-1513{+-}123 K/T) (801-1347 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclopentane}=(2.02{+-}0.19) x 10{sup -10}exp(-1799{+-}96 K/T) (859-1344 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclohexane}=(2.55{+-}0.30) x 10{sup -10}exp(-1824{+-}114 K/T) (836-1273 K). These results and lower-T experimental data were used to obtain three parameter evaluations of the experimental rate constants for the title reactions over an even wider T-range. These experimental three parameter fits to the rate constants in units, cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1}, are k{sub OH+Cyclopentane}=1.390 x 10{sup -16}T{sup 1.779}exp(97 K/T)cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1}s{sup -1} (209-1341 K), k{sub OH+Cyclohexane}=3.169 x 10{sup -16}T{sup 1.679}exp(119 K/T)cm{sup 3}molecule{sup -1}s{sup -1} (225-1347 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclopentane}=6.903 x 10{sup -18}T{sup 2.148}exp(536 K/T)cm{sup 3}molecule{sup -1}s{sup -1} (296-1344 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclohexane}=2.341 x 10{sup -18}T{sup 2.325}exp(602 K/T)cm{sup 3}molecule{sup -1}s{sup -1} (296-1273 K). High level electronic structure methods were used to characterize the first three reactions in order to provide reliable extrapolations of the rate constants from 250-2000 K. The results of the theoretical predictions for OH + cyclohexane and OH + methylcyclopentane were sufficient to make a theoretical prediction for OH + methylcyclohexane. The present recommended rate expressions for OH with cyclohexane, and methylcyclohexane, give rate constants that are 15-25% higher (over the T-range 800-1300 K) than the rate constants utilized in recent modeling efforts aimed at addressing the oxidation of cyclohexane and methylcyclohexane. The current measurements reduce the uncertainties in rate constants for the primary cycloalkane consumption channel in a high temperature oxidation environment. (author)

  20. Shock tube measurements of high temperature rate constants for OH with cycloalkanes and methylcycloalkanes.

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    Sivaramakrishnan, R.; Michael, J. V.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High temperature experiments were performed with the reflected shock tube technique using multi-pass absorption spectrometric detection of OH radicals at 308 nm. The present experiments span a wide T-range, 801-1347 K, and represent the first direct measurements of the title rate constants at T>500 K for cyclopentane and cyclohexane and the only high temperature measurements for the corresponding methyl derivatives. The present work utilized 48 optical passes corresponding to a total path length 4.2 m. As a result of this increased path length, the high [OH] detection sensitivity permitted unambiguous analyses for measuring the title rate constants. The experimental rate constants in units, cm3 molecule-1 s-1, can be expressed in Arrhenius form as k{sub OH+Cyclopentane} = (1.90 {+-} 0.30) x 10{sup -10} exp(-1705 {+-} 156 K/T) (813-1341 K), k{sub OH+Cyclohexane} = (1.86 {+-} 0.24) x 10{sup -10} exp(-1513 {+-} 123 K/T) (801-1347 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclopentane} = (2.02 {+-} 0.19) x 10{sup -10} exp(-1799 {+-} 96 K/T) (859-1344 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclohexane} = (2.55 {+-} 0.30) x 10{sup -10} exp(-1824 {+-} 114 K/T) (836-1273 K). These results and lower-T experimental data were used to obtain three parameter evaluations of the experimental rate constants for the title reactions over an even wider T-range. These experimental three parameter fits to the rate constants in units, cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1}, are k{sub OH+Cyclopentane} = 1.390 x 10{sup -16}T{sup 1.779} exp(97 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (209-1341 K), k{sub OH+Cyclohexane} = 3.169 x 10{sup -16} T{sup 1.679} exp(119 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (225-1347 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclopentane} = 6.903 x 10{sup -18}T{sup 2.148} exp(536 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (296-1344 K), k{sub OH+Methylcyclohexane} = 2.341 x 10{sup -18}T{sup 2.325} exp(602 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (296-1273 K). High level electronic structure methods were used to characterize the first three reactions in order to provide reliable extrapolations of the rate constants from 250-2000 K. The results of the theoretical predictions for OH + cyclohexane and OH + methylcyclopentane were sufficient to make a theoretical prediction for OH + methylcyclohexane. The present recommended rate expressions for OH with cyclohexane, and methylcyclohexane, give rate constants that are 15-25% higher (over the T-range 800-1300 K) than the rate constants utilized in recent modeling efforts aimed at addressing the oxidation of cyclohexane and methylcyclohexane. The current measurements reduce the uncertainties in rate constants for the primary cycloalkane consumption channel in a high temperature oxidation environment.

  1. Low energy constants from the chirally improved Dirac operator D_CI

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    Christof Gattringer; Philipp Huber; C. B. Lang

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The leading order low energy parameters like the pion decay constant or the quark condensate are well-known from "classical" low energy theorems and experiments. It is a challenge, however, to find these parameters based exclusively on an ab-initio QCD calculation. We discuss results of a quenched lattice calculation of low energy constants using the chirally improved Dirac operator. Several lattice sizes at different lattice spacings are studied, using pseudoscalar and axial vector correlators. We find consistent results for f_\\pi = 96(2) MeV, f_K = 105(2) MeV, \\Sigma = -(286(4) MeV)^3, the average light quark mass m = 4.1(2.4) MeV and m_s = 101(8) MeV.

  2. The Einstein-Hilbert action with cosmological constant as a functional of generic form

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    Tolksdorf Juergen

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The geometrical underpinnings of a specific class of Dirac operators is discussed. It is demonstrated how this class of Dirac operators allow to relate various geometrical functionals like, for example, the Yang-Mills action and the functional of non-linear $\\sigma-$models (i.e. of (Dirac) harmonic maps). These functionals are shown to be similar to the Einstein-Hilbert action with cosmological constant (EHC). The EHC may thus be regarded as a "generic functional". As a byproduct, the geometrical setup presented also allows to avoid the issue of "fermion doubling" as usually encountered, for instance, in the geometrical discussion of the Standard Model in terms of Dirac operators. Furthermore, it is demonstrated how the geometrical setup presented allows to derive the cosmological constant term of the EHC from the Einstein-Hilbert functional and the action of a purely gauge coupling Higgs field.

  3. On the ineffectiveness of constant rotation in the primitive equations and their symmetry analysis

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    Cardoso-Bihlo, Elsa Dos Santos

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern weather and climate prediction models are based on a system of nonlinear partial differential equations called the primitive equations. Lie symmetries of the primitive equations are computed and the structure of its maximal Lie invariance algebra, which is infinite dimensional, is studied. The maximal Lie invariance algebra for the case of a nonzero constant Coriolis parameter is mapped to the case of vanishing Coriolis force. The same mapping allows one to transform the constantly rotating primitive equations to the equations in a resting reference frame. This mapping is used to obtain exact solutions for the rotating case from exact solutions from the nonrotating equations. Another important result of the paper is the computation of the complete point symmetry group of the primitive equations using the algebraic method.

  4. p=constant compression on loose Hostun sand: The case of an anisotropic response

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    P. Evesque

    2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental data from axially symmetric compression test at constant mean pressure p on Hostun sand from Flavigny experiments on loose sands are used to study the validity of an "isotropic" modelling at different densities . It is found that the material response is not isotropic even at small deviatoric stress. As an "isotropic" behaviour is found for compression test at constant volume on the same sand, this new result questions the unicity of the trajectory in the classical phase space of soil mechanics (q,p,v), with q being thed deviatoric stress, v the specific volume. This asks whether the space shall be taken larger than 3d or not. Pacs # : 5.40 ; 45.70 ; 62.20 ; 83.70.Fn

  5. The Oklo Natural Reactor and the Time Variability of the Fundamental Constants of Nature

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    Lamoreaux, Steve (LANL) [LANL

    2005-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural nuclear reactors? Changes in the speed of light? If either of these concepts seem implausible to you now they certainly won't once Dr. Steve Lamoreaux (LANL) delivers his SLAC Colloquium lecture in the Panofsky Auditorium on November 7th at 4:15 pm entitled The Oklo Natural Reactor and the Time Variability of the Fundamental Constants of Nature. This lecture is a rare opportunity to learn not only about Oklo's incredible natural nuclear reactors but also to gain understanding about how the present-day study of these sites may alter our understanding of fundamental constants such as the speed of light. This event is a must-see for the curious!

  6. Heavy-light decay constants---MILC results with the Wilson action

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    MILC Collaboration; Claude Bernard; Tom Blum; Thomas A. DeGrand; Carleton DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; Jim Hetrick; Craig McNeile; Kari Rummukainen; A. Soni; Bob Sugar; Doug Toussaint; Matthew Wingate

    1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the current status of our ongoing calculations of pseudoscalar meson decay constants for mesons that contain one light and one heavy quark (f_B, f_{B_s}, f_D, f_{D_s}). We are currently generating new gauge configurations that include dynamical quarks and calculating the decay constants. In addition, we have several new results for the static approximation. Those results, as well as several refinements to the analysis, are new since Lattice '96. Our current (still preliminary) value for f_B is 156 +- 11 +- 30 +- 14 MeV, where the first error is from statistical and fitting errors, the second error is an estimate of other systematic errors within the quenched approximation and the third error is an estimate of the quenching error. For the ratio f_{B_s}/f_B, we get 1.11 +- 0.02 +- 0.03 +- 0.07.

  7. Production of natural gas from methane hydrate by a constant downhole pressure well

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    Ahmadi, G. (Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY); Ji, C. (Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY); Smith, D.H.

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural gas production from the dissociation of methane hydrate in a confined reservoir by a depressurizing downhole well was studied. The case that the well pressure was kept constant was treated, and two different linearization schemes in an axisymmetric configuration were used in the analysis. For different fixed well pressures and reservoir temperatures, approximate self similar solutions were obtained. Distributions of temperature, pressure and gas velocity field across the reservoir were evaluated. The distance of the decomposition front from the well and the natural gas production rate as functions of time were also computed. Time evolutions of the resulting profiles were presented in graphical forms, and their differences with the constant well output results were studied. It was shown that the gas production rate was a sensitive function of well pressure and reservoir temperature. The sensitivity of the results to the linearization scheme used was also studied.

  8. Decay b{yields}s{gamma} in the presence of a constant antisymmetric tensor field

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    Ahuatzin, G. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Alvaro Obregon 64, Zona Centro, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. 78000 (Mexico); Bautista, I. [IGFAE and Departamento de Fisica de Particulas, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Hernandez-Lopez, J. A.; Toscano, J. J. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Apartado Postal 1152, Puebla, Puebla (Mexico); Ramirez-Zavaleta, F. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Avenida Francisco J. Mujica S/N, 58060, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A constant antisymmetric 2-tensor can arise in general relativity with spontaneous symmetry breaking or in field theories formulated in a noncommutative space-time. In this work, the one-loop contribution of a nonstandard WW{gamma} vertex on the flavor violating quark transition q{sub i}{yields}q{sub j}{gamma} is studied in the context of the electroweak Yang-Mills sector extended with a Lorentz-violating constant 2-tensor. An exact analytical expression for the on-shell case is presented. It is found that the loop amplitude is gauge independent, electromagnetic gauge invariant, and free of ultraviolet divergences. The dipolar contribution to the b{yields}s{gamma} transition together with the experimental data on the B{yields}X{sub s{gamma}} decay is used to derive the constraint {Lambda}{sub LV}>1.96 TeV on the Lorentz-violating scale.

  9. New approaches for modeling type Ia supernovae

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    Zingale, Michael; Almgren, Ann S.; Bell, John B.; Day, Marcus S.; Rendleman, Charles A.; Woosley, Stan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    runaway in Type Ia supernovae: How to run away? oIgnition in Type Ia Supernovae. II. A Three- dimensionalnumber modeling of type Ia supernovae. I. hydrodynamics.

  10. Tsunami and acoustic-gravity waves in water of constant depth

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    Hendin, Gali; Stiassnie, Michael [Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel institute of technology, Haifa 32000 (Israel)] [Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel institute of technology, Haifa 32000 (Israel)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of wave radiation by a rather general bottom displacement, in a compressible ocean of otherwise constant depth, is carried out within the framework of a three-dimensional linear theory. Simple analytic expressions for the flow field, at large distance from the disturbance, are derived. Realistic numerical examples indicate that the Acoustic-Gravity waves, which significantly precede the Tsunami, are expected to leave a measurable signature on bottom-pressure records that should be considered for early detection of Tsunami.

  11. Recent advances in the measurement of high temperature bimolecular rate constants

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    Michael, J.V.

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in the measurement of high temperature reaction rate constants are discussed. The studies carried out by shock tube methods are particularly considered because these results are important not only in theoretical chemical kinetics but also in practical applications. The work on 5 chemical reactions are reviewed in detail. These are: D + H{sub 2}, Cl + H{sub 2}, H + O{sub 2}, CH{sub 3} + CH{sub 3}, and H + NO{sub 2}.

  12. Possible variations of the fine structure constant $?$ and their metrological significance

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    K. A. Bronnikov; S. A. Kononogov

    2006-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly review the recent experimental results on possible variations of the fine structure constant $\\alpha$ on the cosmological time scale and its position dependence. We outline the theoretical grounds for the assumption that $\\alpha$ might be variable, mention some phenomenological models incorporating a variable $\\alpha$ into the context of modern cosmology and discuss the significance of possible $\\alpha$ variations for theoretical and practical metrology.

  13. A Time Varying Strong Coupling Constant as a Model of Inflationary Universe

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    N. Chamoun; S. J. Landau; H. Vucetich

    2004-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a scenario where the strong coupling constant was changing in the early universe. We attribute this change to a variation in the colour charge within a Bekenstein-like model. Treating the vacuum gluon condensate $$ as a free paramete r, we could generate inflation with the required properties to solve the fluctuation and other standard cosmology problems. A possible approach to end the inflation is suggested.

  14. Determination of the Hubble constant from observations of Cepheid variables in the galaxy M96

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    N. R. Tanvir; T. Shanks; H. C. Ferguson; D. R. T. Robinson

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New Hubble Space Telescope observations of Cepheid variable stars in the nearby galaxy M96 give a distance to the host galaxy group, Leo-I, of 11.6+/-0.8 Mpc. This value, used in conjunction with several reliable secondary indicators of relative distance, constrains the distances to more remote galaxy clusters, and yields a value of the Hubble constant (Ho=69+/-8 km/s/Mpc) that is independent of the velocity of the Leo-I group itself.

  15. The theory of Multiverse, multiplicity of physical objects and physical constants

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    Gouts, A K

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multiverse is collection of parallel universes. In this article a formal theory and a topos-theoretic models of the multiverse are given. For this the Lawvere-Kock Synthetic Differential Geometry and topos models for smooth infinitesimal analysis are used. Physical properties of multi-variant and many-dimensional parallel universes are discussed. The source of multiplicity of physical objects is set of physical constants.

  16. Energy Loss of Heavy Quarks in a QGP with a Running Coupling Constant Approach

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    Pol B. Gossiaux; Joerg Aichelin

    2009-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the effective running coupling constant, $\\alpha_{\\rm eff}$, and the effective regulator, $\\kappa \\tilde{m}_{D}^2$, which we used recently to calculate the energy loss, $\\frac{dE}{dx}$, and the elliptic flow, $v_2$, of heavy quarks in an expanding quark gluon plasma plasma (QGP) are compatible with lattice results and with recently advanced analytical pQCD calculation.

  17. The theory of Multiverse, multiplicity of physical objects and physical constants

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    Alexander K. Gouts

    2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multiverse is collection of parallel universes. In this article a formal theory and a topos-theoretic models of the multiverse are given. For this the Lawvere-Kock Synthetic Differential Geometry and topos models for smooth infinitesimal analysis are used. Physical properties of multi-variant and many-dimensional parallel universes are discussed. The source of multiplicity of physical objects is set of physical constants.

  18. Holographic dark energy with varying gravitational constant in Ho?ava-Lifshitz cosmology

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    Setare, M.R. [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran Ave., Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Jamil, Mubasher, E-mail: rezakord@ipm.ir, E-mail: mjamil@camp.nust.edu.pk [Center for Advanced Mathematics and Physics, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, 46000 (Pakistan)

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the holographic dark energy scenario with a varying gravitational constant in a flat background in the context of Ho?ava-Lifshitz gravity. We extract the exact differential equation determining the evolution of the dark energy density parameter, which includes G variation term. Also we discuss a cosmological implication of our work by evaluating the dark energy equation of state for low redshifts containing varying G corrections.

  19. PROPERTY TABLES AND CHARTS (SI UNITS) Table A1 Molar mass, gas constant, and

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Table A­20 Ideal-gas properties of carbon dioxide, CO2 Table A­21 Ideal-gas properties of carbon.1355 n-Butane C4H10 58.124 0.1430 425.2 3.80 0.2547 Carbon dioxide CO2 44.01 0.1889 304.2 7.39 0Appendix 1 PROPERTY TABLES AND CHARTS (SI UNITS) Table A­1 Molar mass, gas constant, and critical

  20. ISOPERIMETRIC CONSTANT OF A k-REGULAR GRAPH (A NOTE ON A THEOREM OF

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    Smirnova-Nagnibeda, Tatiana

    ISOPERIMETRIC CONSTANT OF A k-REGULAR GRAPH (A NOTE ON A THEOREM OF BIGGS, MOHAR, AND SHAWE.2 in the paper [BMS] of Biggs, Mohar, and Shawe-Taylor we have instead of (1) and (2): i #21; 4(1 #26;) , #26 that #26; #20; q 1 i 2 k 2 . References BMS. N. Biggs, B. Mohar, J. Shawe-Taylor, The spectral radius of in

  1. Variation of calibration constant of alpha track detectors with respect to altitude 

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    Vasudevan, Latha

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    solutions, has been found useful in determining the degree of etch. The study reported here is not only limited to finding out the calibration constant of LR 115 II films at ambient atmospheric pressure, but also under various air pressure conditions... Chamber Detector System Lucas Cell Efficiency Calibration of the Lucas Cell Etching Bath Etching Vial Image Processing System Calibration of the Optical System 24 24 25 26 27 30 34 35 36 36 Particle Track Counting Spectrophotometry...

  2. A definition of the running coupling constant in a twisted SU(2) lattice gauge theory

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    G. M. de Divitiis; R. Frezzotti; M. Guagnelli; R. Petronzio

    1993-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a definition of the running coupling constant in a SU(2) lattice gauge theory with twisted boundary conditions. It is based on the correlation of Polyakov loops extended in a twisted direction at a distance which is a fixed fraction of the totale lattice size. We make the perturbative calculation which connects this definition to standard regularization schemes. We find Lambda_Twisted-Polyakov/Lambda_MSbar = 1.6136(2).

  3. INDIVIDUAL STAY CONTRACT SUMMER HOUSING 2014

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    Latiolais, M. Paul

    . #210, Portland, OR 97201 Ph:(503)725-4336 Fax:(503)725-4394 shc@pdx.edu 1 OFFICE USE ONLY Date)725-4336 Fax:(503)725-4394 shc@pdx.edu 2 5. GENERAL PREFERENCES The Summer Housing and Conferencing contract

  4. Staying Current: Changes & Updates September 4, 2013

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    Kay, Mark A.

    Self-Inspection Expectations · SC County Hazardous Waste Updates and Expectations · EHS Updates deficiencies üSeparate form for areas requiring a monthly inspection http://www.stanford Hazardous Materials Compliance Division(HMCD) 1555 Berger Drive, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95112-2716 Phone

  5. stay healthy, my friends PREVENT THE SPREAD

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    Akhmedov, Azer

    secretions by close personal contact, such as coughing, sharing drinks, and kissing, or being in close NOT cough into anyone's face. Cough into your sleeve or tissue. Wash or sanitize hands frequently. drinking

  6. Energy Audit Helps Small Company Stay Competitive

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The recommended improvements are saving the West Linn Paper Company in Oregon an annual cost of about $380,000.

  7. Microsoft Word - Final stay rate 03.doc

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHighandSWPA / SPRA / USACE SWPAURTeC:8CO6 Figure 1. Proposed287«Customer11

  8. Evaluating Bounds and Estimators for Constants of Random Polycrystals Composed of Orthotropic Elastic Materials

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    Berryman, J.G.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While the well-known Voigt and Reuss (VR) bounds, and the Voigt-Reuss-Hill (VRH) elastic constant estimators for random polycrystals are all straightforwardly calculated once the elastic constants of anisotropic crystals are known, the Hashin-Shtrikman (HS) bounds and related self-consistent (SC) estimators for the same constants are, by comparison, more difficult to compute. Recent work has shown how to simplify (to some extent) these harder to compute HS bounds and SC estimators. An overview and analysis of a subsampling of these results is presented here with the main point being to show whether or not this extra work (i.e., in calculating both the HS bounds and the SC estimates) does provide added value since, in particular, the VRH estimators often do not fall within the HS bounds, while the SC estimators (for good reasons) have always been found to do so. The quantitative differences between the SC and the VRH estimators in the eight cases considered are often quite small however, being on the order of ±1%. These quantitative results hold true even though these polycrystal Voigt-Reuss-Hill estimators more typically (but not always) fall outside the Hashin-Shtrikman bounds, while the self-consistent estimators always fall inside (or on the boundaries of) these same bounds.

  9. Decay constants of heavy-light vector mesons from QCD sum rules

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    Patrick Gelhausen; Alexander Khodjamirian; Alexei A. Pivovarov; Denis Rosenthal

    2015-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We revisit QCD sum rules for the decay constants of heavy-light mesons. In the sum rules for the vector mesons B^*_(s) and D^*_(s) we improve the accuracy of OPE, taking into account the O(alpha_s^2) terms in the perturbative part and calculating the O(alpha_s) corrections to the quark-condensate contribution. With this accuracy, we obtain the ratios of decay constants: f_B^*/f_B=1.02 +0.07 -0.03, f_D^*/f_D=1.20 +0.10 -0.07. The sum rule predictions for the decay constants of pseudoscalar mesons are updated with the results f_B=(207 +17 -9) MeV, f_B_s=(242 +17 -12) MeV, f_D=(201 +12 -13) MeV, f_D_s=(238 +13 -23) MeV. In order to assess the sensitivity of our calculation to the form of the sum rule, we consider alternative versions such as the power moments and Borel sum rules with different weights of the spectral density. We also investigated the heavy quark limit of the sum rules for vector and pseudoscalar mesons, estimating the violations of the heavy-quark spin and flavour symmetry.

  10. Observational constraints on models of the Universe with time variable Gravitational and Cosmological constants along MOG

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    M. Khurshudyan; N. S. Mazhari; D. Momeni; R. Myrzakulov; M. Raza

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The subject of this paper is to investigate the weak regime covariant scalar-tensor-vector gravity (STVG) theory, known as the MOdified gravity (MOG) theory of gravity. First, we show that the MOG in the absence of scalar fields is converted into $\\Lambda(t),G(t)$ models. Time evolution of the cosmological parameters for a family of viable models have been investigated. Numerical results with the cosmological data have been adjusted. We've introduced a model for dark energy (DE) density and cosmological constant which involves first order derivatives of Hubble parameter. To extend this model, correction terms including the gravitational constant are added. In our scenario, the cosmological constant is a function of time. To complete the model,interaction terms between dark energy and dark matter (DM) manually entered in phenomenological form. Instead of using the dust model for DM, we have proposed DM equivalent to a barotropic fluid. Time evolution of DM is a function of other cosmological parameters. Using sophisticated algorithms, the behavior of various quantities including the densities, Hubble parameter, etc. have been investigated graphically. The statefinder parameters have been used for the classification of DE models. Consistency of the numerical results with experimental data of $SneIa+BAO+CMB$ are studied by numerical analysis with high accuracy.

  11. Few-group delayed neutron model based on a consistent set of decay constants

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    Campbell, J.M.; Spriggs, G.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past 50 yr, more than 200 individual sets of delayed neutron parameters have been measured for 20 different fissionable isotopes. As readily observed from these experimental results, the abundances and the decay constants for each group can vary significantly from isotope to isotope as well as varying as a function of the incident neutron energy. From a reactor dynamic standpoint, variations in the decay constants lead to additional complexity when trying to predict the dynamic behavior of reactor systems that contain two or more fissioning isotopes. For example, the six-group point-reactor model must be expanded to include six differential equations describing the precursors produced by each fissioning isotope. Hence, for a system containing five fissioning isotopes, 30 differential equations would be required to describe the total delayed neutron activity. The objective of this paper is to present a status report of the first phase of an international effort to develop a new set of delayed neutron parameters that are based on a-consistent set of decay constants that simplifies the delayed neutron model in reactor dynamic calculations.

  12. Hubble constant from lensing in plasma-redshift cosmology, and intrinsic redshift of quasars

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    Ari Brynjolfsson

    2004-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In a series of articles, we have shown that the newly discovered plasma-redshift cosmology gives a simpler, more accurate and consistent explanation of many cosmological phenomena than the big-bang cosmology. The SNe Ia observations are in better agreement with the magnitude-redshift relation predicted by the plasma redshift than that predicted by the multi-parameter big-bang cosmology. No deceleration or expansion parameters are needed. The plasma-redshift cosmology is flat and quasi-static on a large scale. The Hubble constant is no longer an expansion parameter, but is instead a measure of the average electron density along the line of sight towards an object. Perusal of the SNe Ia data and quasar data has shown that there is no time dilation. The conventional estimates of the Hubble constant from gravitational lensing observations use the big-bang cosmology for interpreting the observations. This has lead to a large spread and discordant estimates of the Hubble constant. The purpose of the present article is to show that the gravitational lensing observations are in agreement with the plasma-redshift cosmology, and to show how to evaluate the lensing observations based on the new plasma-redshift cosmology. The lensing observations also indicate that the quasars have large intrinsic redshifts.

  13. P-type gallium nitride

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rubin, Michael (Berkeley, CA); Newman, Nathan (Montara, CA); Fu, Tracy (Berkeley, CA); Ross, Jennifer (Pleasanton, CA); Chan, James (Berkeley, CA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several methods have been found to make p-type gallium nitride. P-type gallium nitride has long been sought for electronic devices. N-type gallium nitride is readily available. Discovery of p-type gallium nitride and the methods for making it will enable its use in ultraviolet and blue light-emitting diodes and lasers. pGaN will further enable blue photocathode elements to be made. Molecular beam epitaxy on substrates held at the proper temperatures, assisted by a nitrogen beam of the proper energy produced several types of p-type GaN with hole concentrations of about 5.times.10.sup.11 /cm.sup.3 and hole mobilities of about 500 cm.sup.2 /V-sec, measured at 250.degree. K. P-type GaN can be formed of unintentionally-doped material or can be doped with magnesium by diffusion, ion implantation, or co-evaporation. When applicable, the nitrogen can be substituted with other group III elements such as Al.

  14. P-type gallium nitride

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rubin, M.; Newman, N.; Fu, T.; Ross, J.; Chan, J.

    1997-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Several methods have been found to make p-type gallium nitride. P-type gallium nitride has long been sought for electronic devices. N-type gallium nitride is readily available. Discovery of p-type gallium nitride and the methods for making it will enable its use in ultraviolet and blue light-emitting diodes and lasers. pGaN will further enable blue photocathode elements to be made. Molecular beam epitaxy on substrates held at the proper temperatures, assisted by a nitrogen beam of the proper energy produced several types of p-type GaN with hole concentrations of about 5{times}10{sup 11} /cm{sup 3} and hole mobilities of about 500 cm{sup 2} /V-sec, measured at 250 K. P-type GaN can be formed of unintentionally-doped material or can be doped with magnesium by diffusion, ion implantation, or co-evaporation. When applicable, the nitrogen can be substituted with other group III elements such as Al. 9 figs.

  15. Statistical mechanics solution sheet 2 1. The isothermal transformations are at constant T and the adiabatic transforma-

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    Dettmann, Carl

    T and the adiabatic transforma- tions are at constant S. Thus a Carnot cycle is simply a rectangle in (S, T) space. 2 raising of temperature by an infinite number of heat baths is a reversible process; reversible processes this reversibly, and obtain the maximum amount of work. 6. We have (from the first law at constant N) dS = d

  16. Effective conductivity, dielectric constant, and diffusion coefficient of digitized composite media via first-passage-time equations

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    Torquato, Salvatore

    Effective conductivity, dielectric constant, and diffusion coefficient of digitized composite media, dielectric constant and diffusion coefficient of digitized composite media. This is accomplished by first then develop the appropriate first-passage-time equations for digitized media: first-passage squares in two

  17. The Energy of Bianchi Type I and II Universes in Teleparallel Gravity

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    Lau Loi So; T. Vargas

    2006-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    For certain models, the energy of the universe which includes the energy of both the matter and the gravitational fields is obtained by using the quasilocal energy-momentum in teleparallel gravity. It is shown that in the case of the Bianchi type I and II universes, not only the total energy but also the quasilocal energy-momentum for any region vanishes independently of the three dimensionless coupling constants of teleparallel gravity.

  18. From the Cosmological Constant: Higgs Boson, Dark Matter, and Quantum Gravity Scales

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    James R. Bogan

    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We suggest discovery targets for the Higgs boson, dark matter, and quantum gravity mass scales, motivated by the Dirac equation for the electron in deSitter space, and a sixth-order constraint between the electron QED parameters and the cosmological constant. We go on to show that this constraint can be viewed as a structural parameter of the electron, and leads naturally to a new cosmic horizon. A dual fourth-order constraint implies a second-order one, from which the electron neutrino mass is derived.

  19. Non-perturbative computation of the strong coupling constant on the lattice

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    Rainer Sommer; Ulli Wolff

    2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the long term project of the ALPHA collaboration to compute in QCD the running coupling constant and quark masses at high energy scales in terms of low energy hadronic quantities. The adapted techniques required to numerically carry out the required multiscale non-perturbative calculation with our special emphasis on the control of systematic errors are summarized. The complete results in the two dynamical flavor approximation are reviewed and an outlook is given on the ongoing three flavor extension of the programme with improved target precision.

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

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    Ahmed Jellal; Miloud Mekkaoui; Youness Zahidi

    2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Identification of Bulk coupling constant in Higher Spin/ABJ correspondence

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    Honda, Masazumi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the conjectured duality between the $\\mathcal{N}=6$ Vasiliev higher spin theory on $AdS_4$ and 3d $\\mathcal{N}=6$ superconformal Chern-Simons matter theory known as the ABJ theory. We discuss how the parameters in the ABJ theory should be related to the bulk coupling constant in the Vasiliev theory. For this purpose, we compute two-point function of stress tensor in the ABJ theory by using supersymmmetry localization. Our result justifies the proposal by arXiv:1504.00365 and determine the unknown coefficient in the previous work.

  2. Identification of Bulk coupling constant in Higher Spin/ABJ correspondence

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    Masazumi Honda

    2015-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the conjectured duality between the $\\mathcal{N}=6$ Vasiliev higher spin theory on $AdS_4$ and 3d $\\mathcal{N}=6$ superconformal Chern-Simons matter theory known as the ABJ theory. We discuss how the parameters in the ABJ theory should be related to the bulk coupling constant in the Vasiliev theory. For this purpose, we compute two-point function of stress tensor in the ABJ theory by using supersymmmetry localization. Our result justifies the proposal by arXiv:1504.00365 and determine the unknown coefficient in the previous work.

  3. Feedback control of torsion balance in measurement of gravitational constant G with angular acceleration method

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    Quan, Li-Di [MOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Physical Quantities Measurements, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China) [MOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Physical Quantities Measurements, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China); School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China); Xue, Chao; Shao, Cheng-Gang; Yang, Shan-Qing; Tu, Liang-Cheng; Luo, Jun, E-mail: junluo@mail.hust.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Physical Quantities Measurements, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)] [MOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Physical Quantities Measurements, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China); Wang, Yong-Ji [School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)] [School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of the feedback control system is of central importance in the measurement of the Newton's gravitational constant G with angular acceleration method. In this paper, a PID (Proportion-Integration-Differentiation) feedback loop is discussed in detail. Experimental results show that, with the feedback control activated, the twist angle of the torsion balance is limited to 7.3×10{sup ?7} rad /?( Hz ) at the signal frequency of 2?mHz, which contributes a 0.4 ppm uncertainty to the G value.

  4. Numerical Solutions of the Einstein-Yang-Mills System with Cosmological Constant

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    P. Molnar

    1995-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical evidence for a cosmological version of the Bartnik-McKinnon family of particle-like solutions of the Einstein-Yang-Mills system is presented. Our solutions are also static, but space has the topology of a three-sphere. By adjusting the cosmological constant we found numerically a spherically symmetric solution which can be regarded as an excitation of the unique SO(4)-invariant solution. We expect that for each node number there exists such a solution without a cosmological horizon.

  5. Comment on "Constraining a possible dependence of Newton's constant on the Earth's magnetic field"

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    J. P. Mbelek

    2004-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently A. Rathke has argued that the KK$\\psi$ model explanation of the discrepant measurements of Newton's constant is already ruled out due to E\\"otv\\"os experiments by several orders of magnitude. The structure of the action of the KK$\\psi$ model is even qualified as inconsistent in the sense that it would yield a negative energy of the electromagnetic field. Here, I refute both claims and emphasize the possibility still open to reconcile the experimental bounds on the test of the weak equivalence principle (WEP) with scalar-tensor theories in general by some compensating mechanism.

  6. Correlation between the extraordinary Hall constant and electrical resistivity minima in Co-rich metallic glasses

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    Majumdar, AK; Khatua, PK; Rathnayaka, KDD; Naugle, Donald G.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . INTRODUCTION The Hall resistivity srHd in a crystalline ferromagnet is, for T!Tc, given by1 rH = R0B + m0RsMs, s1d where B is the magnetic induction and m0 is the permeability of free space. The Lorentz force acting on the charge carriers is responsible... as the ?extraordinary? or the ?spontaneous? Hall constant. In Eq. (1) R0 and Rs have the same units of Vm/T in SI. Two different mechanisms are responsible for Rs. A. Nonclassical transport It has been shown1 that whenever the dimensionless pa- rameter " /t...

  7. Noninvasive valve monitor using constant magnetic and/or DC electromagnetic field

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Casada, Donald A. (Knoxville, TN); Haynes, Howard D. (Knoxville, TN)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One or more sources of steady magnetic field are carefully located on the outside of a valve body. The constant magnetic field is transmitted into the valve body and valve internals. A magnetic field detector carefully located on the outside of the valve body detects the intensity of the magnetic field at its location. As the position of a valve internal part is changed, there is an alteration in the magnetic field in the valve, and a consequent change in the detected magnetic field. Changes in the detected signal provide an indication of the position and motion of the valve internals.

  8. Cooling carbon nanotubes to the phononic ground state with constant electron current

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    Stefano Zippilli; Giovanna Morigi; Adrian Bachtold

    2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a quantum theory of cooling of a mechanical resonator using back-action with constant electron current. The resonator device is based on a doubly clamped nanotube, which mechanically vibrates and acts as a double quantum dot for electron transport. Mechanical vibrations and electrons are coupled electrostatically using an external gate. The fundamental eigenmode is cooled by absorbing phonons when electrons tunnel through the double quantum dot. We identify the regimes in which ground state cooling can be achieved for realistic experimental parameters.

  9. On the vacuum fluctuations and the cosmological constant: Comment on the paper by T.Padmanabhan

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    V. G. Gurzadyan; S. -S. Xue

    2006-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The formula for the dark energy, derived by Padmanabhan in a recent Letter to Editor (Class.Quantum Grav. September 2005, the formula given in its Abstract), was actually derived 4 years earlier ourselves in astro-ph/0105245; Mod.Phys.Lett. A18, 561, 2003. Among dozens of references in that Letter, no quotation to our paper. Based on the same Zeldovich idea on vacuum fluctuations, Padmanabhan derives it from scaling considerations, while we had gone into more details and shown that the formula fits the observed value of the cosmological constant if l=0 modes are relevant.

  10. Leading hadronic contributions to the running of the electroweak coupling constants from lattice QCD

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    Burger, Florian; Petschlies, Marcus; Pientka, Grit

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The quark-connected leading-order hadronic contributions to the running of the electromagnetic fine structure constant, $\\alpha_{\\rm QED}$, and the weak mixing angle, $\\theta_W$, are determined by a four-flavour lattice QCD computation with twisted mass fermions. Full agreement of the results with a phenomenological analysis is observed with an even comparable statistical uncertainty. We show that the uncertainty of the lattice calculation is dominated by systematic effects which then leads to significantly larger errors than obtained by the phenomenological analysis.

  11. Leading hadronic contributions to the running of the electroweak coupling constants from lattice QCD

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    Florian Burger; Karl Jansen; Marcus Petschlies; Grit Pientka

    2015-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The quark-connected leading-order hadronic contributions to the running of the electromagnetic fine structure constant, $\\alpha_{\\rm QED}$, and the weak mixing angle, $\\theta_W$, are determined by a four-flavour lattice QCD computation with twisted mass fermions. Full agreement of the results with a phenomenological analysis is observed with an even comparable statistical uncertainty. We show that the uncertainty of the lattice calculation is dominated by systematic effects which then leads to significantly larger errors than obtained by the phenomenological analysis.

  12. ODEs, Homework #3 1. Suppose A, B are constant square matrices such that etA

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    Karageorgis, Paschalis

    ODEs, Homework #3 Solutions 1. Suppose A, B are constant square matrices such that etA etB = et identity with respect to t, we find that etA etB = et(A+B) = AetA etB + etA BetB = (A + B)et(A+B) . Differentiating once again, we now get A2 etA etB + AetA BetB + AetA BetB + etA B2 etB = (A + B)2 et(A+B) so we

  13. Hydrodynamic equilibrium of a static star in the presence of a cosmological constant in 2 + 1 dimensions

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    Alberto A. Garcia Diaz

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the hydrodynamic equilibrium Buchdahl's conditions on the behavior of the density and the pressure, for regular fluid static circularly symmetric star in (2 + 1) dimensions in the presence of a cosmological constant, is established that there are no bounds from below on the pressure and also on the mass, except for their positiveness. The metric for a constant density distribution is derived and its matching with the external static solution with a negative cosmological constant is accomplished. Some mistakes of previous works on the topic are pointed out.

  14. Role of the dielectric constant of ferroelectric ceramic in enhancing the ionic conductivity of a polymer electrolyte composite

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    Pramod Kumar Singh; Amreesh Chandra

    2003-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The dispersal of high dielectric constant ferroelectric ceramic material Ba(0.7)Sr(0.3)TiO(3) (Tc~30 C) and Ba(0.88)Sr(0.12)TiO(3) (Tc~90 C) in an ion conducting polymer electrolyte (PEO:NH4I) is reported to result in an increase in the room temperature ionic conductivity by two orders of magnitude. The conductivity enhancememt "peaks" as we approach the dielectric phase transition of the dispersed ferroelectric material where the dielectric constant changes from ~ 2000 to 4000. This establishes the role of dielectric constant of the dispersoid in enhancing the ionic conductivity of the polymeric composites.

  15. Type Ia Supernova Explosion Models

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    W. Hillebrandt; J. C. Niemeyer

    2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Because calibrated light curves of Type Ia supernovae have become a major tool to determine the local expansion rate of the Universe and also its geometrical structure, considerable attention has been given to models of these events over the past couple of years. There are good reasons to believe that perhaps most Type Ia supernovae are the explosions of white dwarfs that have approached the Chandrasekhar mass, M_ch ~ 1.39 M_sun, and are disrupted by thermonuclear fusion of carbon and oxygen. However, the mechanism whereby such accreting carbon-oxygen white dwarfs explode continues to be uncertain. Recent progress in modeling Type Ia supernovae as well as several of the still open questions are addressed in this review. Although the main emphasis will be on studies of the explosion mechanism itself and on the related physical processes, including the physics of turbulent nuclear combustion in degenerate stars, we also discuss observational constraints.

  16. Pseudoscalar Mass and Decay Constant in Lattice QCD with Exact Chiral Symmetry

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    Chiu, T W; Lee, J Y; Liu, P H; Chang, H J; Chiu, Ting-Wai; Hsieh, Tung-Han; Lee, Jon-Yu; Liu, Pei-Hua; Chang, Hsiu-Ju

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The masses and decay constants of pseudoscalar mesons $ D $, $ D_s $, and $ K $ are determined in quenched lattice QCD with exact chiral symmetry. For 100 gauge configurations generated with single-plaquette action at $ \\beta = 6.1 $ on the $ 20^3 \\times 40 $ lattice, we compute point-to-point quark propagators for 30 quark masses in the range $ 0.03 \\le m_q a \\le 0.80 $, and measure the time-correlation functions of pseudoscalar and vector mesons. The inverse lattice spacing $ a^{-1} $ is determined with the experimental input of $ f_\\pi $, while the strange quark bare mass ($ m_s a = 0.08 $), and the charm quark bare mass ($ m_c a = 0.80 $) are fixed such that the masses of the corresponding vector mesons are in good agreement with $ \\phi(1020) $ and $ J/\\psi(3097) $ respectively. Our results of pseudoscalar-meson decay constant are: $ f_K = 152(6)(10) $ MeV, $ f_D = 235(8)(14)$ MeV, and $ f_{D_s} = 266(10)(18) $ MeV [hep-ph/0506266]. The latest experimental result of $ f_{D^+} $ from CLEO [hep-ex/0508057] ...

  17. Dependence of the dielectric constant of electrolyte solutions on ionic concentration

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    Gavish, Nir

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dependence of the static dielectric constant of aqueous electrolyte solutions upon the concentration of salt in the solution and temperature. The model takes into account the orientation of the solvent dipoles due to the electric field created by ions, the ionic response to an applied field, and the effect of thermal fluctuations. The analysis suggests that the formation of ion pairs by a small fraction of disassociated ions can have a significant effect on the static dielectric constant. The model predicts the dielectric has the functional dependence $\\varepsilon(c)=\\varepsilon_w-\\beta L(3\\alpha c/\\beta)$ where $L$ is the Langevin function, $c$ is the salt concentration, $\\varepsilon_w$ is the dielectric of the pure water, $\\alpha$ is the total excess polarization of the ions and $\\beta$ is the relative difference between the water dipole moment and the effective dipole moment of ion pairs as weighted by the density of ion pairs and their structural rigidity. The functional form gives an extreme...

  18. Elastic capsules in shear flow: Analytical solutions for constant and time-dependent shear rates

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    Steffen Kessler; Reimar Finken; Udo Seifert

    2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the dynamics of microcapsules in linear shear flow within a reduced model with two degrees of freedom. In previous work for steady shear flow, the dynamic phases of this model, i.e. swinging, tumbling and intermittent behaviour, have been identified using numerical methods. In this paper, we integrate the equations of motion in the quasi-spherical limit analytically for time-constant and time-dependent shear flow using matched asymptotic expansions. Using this method, we find analytical expressions for the mean tumbling rate in general time-dependent shear flow. The capsule dynamics is studied in more detail when the inverse shear rate is harmonically modulated around a constant mean value for which a dynamic phase diagram is constructed. By a judicious choice of both modulation frequency and phase, tumbling motion can be induced even if the mean shear rate corresponds to the swinging regime. We derive expressions for the amplitude and width of the resonance peaks as a function of the modulation frequency.

  19. Measurement of biodegradation rate constants of a water extract from petroleum-contaminated soil

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    Li, K.Y.; Kane, A.J.; Wang, J.J.; Cawley, W.A. (Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States). Chemical Engineering Dept.)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of biodegradation rate constants of petroleum products in water extract from contaminated soil presents an important component in the evaluation of bioremediation process. In this study, soil samples were gathered from an industrial site which was used for maintenance and storage of heavy equipment used in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The petroleum contaminants were extracted from the soil using distilled water. This water extract was used as the substrate to acclimate a microbial community and also for the biological kinetic studies. Kinetic studies were carried out in batch reactors, and the biodegradation rates were monitored by a computer-controlled respirometer. The BOD data were analyzed by using the Monod equation. Experimental results give the average value of the maximum rate constant as 0.038 mg BOD/(mg VSS hr) and the average value of the substrate concentration of half rate as 746 mg BOD/l. A GC/MS analysis on the sample of the test solutions before and after 5 days of biological oxidation indicates that the hydrocarbons initially present in the solution were degraded.

  20. Variation of lattice constant and cluster formation in GaAsBi

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    Puustinen, J.; Schramm, A.; Guina, M. [Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland)] [Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland); Wu, M.; Luna, E. [Paul-Drude Institut für Festkörperelektronik, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, 10117 Berlin (Germany)] [Paul-Drude Institut für Festkörperelektronik, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, 10117 Berlin (Germany); Laukkanen, P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku (Finland)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku (Finland); Laitinen, M.; Sajavaara, T. [Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 Jyväskylä (Finland)] [Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 Jyväskylä (Finland)

    2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the structural properties of GaAsBi layers grown by molecular beam epitaxy on GaAs at substrate temperatures between 220–315 °C. Irrespective of the growth temperature, the structures exhibited similar Bi compositions, and good overall crystal quality as deduced from X-Ray diffraction measurements. After thermal annealing at temperatures as low as 500 °C, the GaAsBi layers grown at the lowest temperatures exhibited a significant reduction of the lattice constant. The lattice variation was significantly larger for Bi-containing samples than for Bi-free low-temperature GaAs samples grown as a reference. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry gave no evidence of Bi diffusing out of the layer during annealing. However, dark-field and Z-contrast transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed the formation of GaAsBi clusters with a Bi content higher than in the surrounding matrix, as well as the presence of metallic As clusters. The apparent reduction of the lattice constant can be explained by a two-fold process: the diffusion of the excess As incorporated within As{sub Ga} antisites to As clusters, and the reduction of the Bi content in the GaAs matrix due to diffusion of Bi to GaAsBi clusters. Diffusion of both As and Bi are believed to be assisted by the native point defects, which are present in the low-temperature as-grown material.

  1. Evaluation of Constant Potential Method in Simulating Electric Double-Layer Capacitors

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    Wang, Zhenxing; Olmsted, David L; Asta, Mark; Laird, Brian B

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A major challenge in the molecular simulation of electric double layer capacitors (ELDCs) is the choice of an appropriate model for the electrode. Typically, in such simulations the electrode surface is modeled using a uniform fixed charge on each of the electrode atoms, which ignores the electrode response to local charge fluctuations induced by charge fluctuations in the electrolyte. In this work, we evaluate and compare this Fixed Charge Method (FCM) with the more realistic Constant Potential Method (CPM), [Reed, et al., J. Chem. Phys., 126, 084704 (2007)], in which the electrode charges fluctuate in order to maintain constant electric potential in each electrode. For this comparison, we utilize a simplified LiClO$_4$-acetonitrile/graphite EDLC. At low potential difference ($\\Delta\\Psi\\le 2V$), the two methods yield essentially identical results for ion and solvent density profiles; however, significant differences appear at higher $\\Delta\\Psi$. At $\\Delta\\Psi\\ge 4V$, the CPM ion density profiles show sign...

  2. Predicting the cosmological constant with the scale-factor cutoff measure

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    De Simone, Andrea; Guth, Alan H. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Salem, Michael P.; Vilenkin, Alexander [Institute of Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 (United States)

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well known that anthropic selection from a landscape with a flat prior distribution of cosmological constant {lambda} gives a reasonable fit to observation. However, a realistic model of the multiverse has a physical volume that diverges with time, and the predicted distribution of {lambda} depends on how the spacetime volume is regulated. A very promising method of regulation uses a scale-factor cutoff, which avoids a number of serious problems that arise in other approaches. In particular, the scale-factor cutoff avoids the 'youngness problem' (high probability of living in a much younger universe) and the 'Q and G catastrophes' (high probability for the primordial density contrast Q and gravitational constant G to have extremely large or small values). We apply the scale-factor cutoff measure to the probability distribution of {lambda}, considering both positive and negative values. The results are in good agreement with observation. In particular, the scale-factor cutoff strongly suppresses the probability for values of {lambda} that are more than about 10 times the observed value. We also discuss qualitatively the prediction for the density parameter {omega}, indicating that with this measure there is a possibility of detectable negative curvature.

  3. Running couplings and operator mixing in the gravitational corrections to coupling constants

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    Anber, Mohamed M. [Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S1A7 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); Donoghue, John F. [Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); El-Houssieny, Mohamed [Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt)

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of a running coupling constant in renormalizable theories is well known, but the implementation of this idea for effective field theories with a dimensional coupling constant is, in general, less useful. Nevertheless, there are multiple attempts to define running couplings, including the effects of gravity, with varying conclusions. We sort through many of the issues involved, most particularly the idea of operator mixing and also the kinematics of crossing, using calculations in Yukawa and {lambda}{phi}{sup 4} theories as illustrative examples. We remain in the perturbative regime. In some theories with a high permutation symmetry, such as {lambda}{phi}{sup 4}, a reasonable running coupling can be defined. However, in most cases, such as Yukawa and gauge theories, a running coupling fails to correctly account for the energy dependence of the interaction strength. As a by-product we also contrast on-shell and off-shell renormalization schemes and show that operators which are normally discarded, such as those that vanish by the equations of motion, are required for off-shell renormalization of effective field theories. Our results suggest that the inclusion of gravity in the running of couplings is not useful or universal in the description of physical processes.

  4. Asymptotically (anti)-de Sitter solutions in Gauss-Bonnet gravity without a cosmological constant

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    Dehghani, M.H. [Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Astrophysics and Astronomy of Maragha, P.O. Box 55134-441, Maragha (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper I show that one can have asymptotically de Sitter, anti-de Sitter (AdS), and flat solutions in Gauss-Bonnet gravity without a cosmological constant term in field equations. First, I introduce static solutions whose three surfaces at fixed r and t have constant positive (k=1), negative (k=-1), or zero (k=0) curvature. I show that for k={+-}1 one can have asymptotically de Sitter, AdS, and flat spacetimes, while for the case of k=0, one has only asymptotically AdS solutions. Some of these solutions present naked singularities, while some others are black hole or topological black hole solutions. I also find that the geometrical mass of these five-dimensional spacetimes is m+2{alpha}|k|, which is different from the geometrical mass m of the solutions of Einstein gravity. This feature occurs only for the five-dimensional solutions, and is not repeated for the solutions of Gauss-Bonnet gravity in higher dimensions. Second, I add angular momentum to the static solutions with k=0, and introduce the asymptotically AdS charged rotating solutions of Gauss-Bonnet gravity. Finally, I introduce a class of solutions which yields an asymptotically AdS spacetime with a longitudinal magnetic field, which presents a naked singularity, and generalize it to the case of magnetic rotating solutions with two rotation parameters.

  5. Reduction of iron-oxide-carbon composites: part I. Estimation of the rate constants

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    Halder, S.; Fruehan, R.J. [Praxair Inc., Tonawanda, NY (United States). Technological Center

    2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new ironmaking concept using iron-oxide-carbon composite pellets has been proposed, which involves the combination of a rotary hearth furnace (RHF) and an iron bath smelter. This part of the research focuses on studying the two primary chemical kinetic steps. Efforts have been made to experimentally measure the kinetics of the carbon gasification by CO{sub 2} and wustite reduction by CO by isolating them from the influence of heat- and mass-transport steps. A combined reaction model was used to interpret the experimental data and determine the rate constants. Results showed that the reduction is likely to be influenced by the chemical kinetics of both carbon oxidation and wustite reduction at the temperatures of interest. Devolatilized wood-charcoal was observed to be a far more reactive form of carbon in comparison to coal-char. Sintering of the iron-oxide at the high temperatures of interest was found to exert a considerable influence on the reactivity of wustite by virtue of altering the internal pore surface area available for the reaction. Sintering was found to be predominant for highly porous oxides and less of an influence on the denser ores. It was found using an indirect measurement technique that the rate constants for wustite reduction were higher for the porous iron-oxide than dense hematite ore at higher temperatures (> 1423 K). Such an indirect mode of measurement was used to minimize the influence of sintering of the porous oxide at these temperatures.

  6. The Meissner effect in the ground state of free charged Bosons in a constant magnetic field

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    Walter F. Wreszinski

    2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The model of free charged Bosons in an external constant magnetic field inside a cylinder, one of the few locally gauge covariant systems amenable to analytic treatment, is rigorously investigated in the semiclassical approximation. The model was first studied by Schafroth and is suitable for the description of quasi-bound electron pairs localized in physical space, so-called Schafroth pairs, which occur in certain compounds. Under the assumption of existence of a solution of the semiclassical problem for which the ground state (g.s.) expectation value of the current $$ is of the London form, i.e., $ = -c |\\phi_{0}(\\vec{x})|^{2} \\vec{A}(\\vec{x})$, where c is a positive constant, $\\vec{A}$ the vector potential and $\\phi_{0}$ the one-particle g.s. wave-function. as well as some regularity assumptions, the magnetic induction may be proved to decay exponentially from its value on the surface of the cylinder. An important role is played by a theorem on the pointwise monotonicity of the ground state wave-function on the potential.

  7. Hydrogen and helium traces in type Ib-c supernovae

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    A. Elmhamdi; I. J. Danziger; D. Branch; B. Leibundgut; E. Baron; R. P. Kirshner

    2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The spectroscopic properties of a selected optical photospheric spectra of core collapse supernovae (CCSNe) are investigated.Special attention is devoted to traces of hydrogen at early phases. The generated spectra are found to match the observed ones reasonably well, including a list of only 23 candidate ions. Guided by SN Ib 1990I, the observed trough near 6300\\AA is attributed to H$\\alpha$ in almost all Type Ib events, although in some objects it becomes too weak to be discernible, especially at later phases. Alternative line identifications are discussed. Differences in the way hydrogen manifests its presence within CCSNe are highlighted. In Type Ib SNe, the H$\\alpha$ contrast velocity (i.e. line velocity minus the photospheric velocity) seems to increase with time at early epochs, reaching values as high as 8000 km s$^{-1}$ around 15-20 days after maximum and then remains almost constant. The derived photospheric velocities, indicate a lower velocity for Type II SNe 1987A and 1999em as compared to SN Ic 1994I and SN IIb 1993J, while Type Ib events display a somewhat larger variation. The scatter, around day 20, is measured to be $\\sim$5000 km s$^{-1}$. Following two simple approaches, rough estimates of ejecta and hydrogen masses are given. A mass of hydrogen of approximately 0.02 $M_\\odot$ is obtained for SN 1990I, while SNe 1983N and 2000H ejected $\\sim$0.008 $M_\\odot$ and $\\sim$0.08 $M_\\odot$ of hydrogen, respectively. SN 1993J has a higher hydrogen mass, $\\sim 0.7$ $M_\\odot$ with a large uncertainty. A low mass and thin hydrogen layer with very high ejection velocities above the helium shell, is thus the most likely scenario for Type Ib SNe. Some interesting and curious issues relating to oxygen lines suggest future investigations.

  8. Automatic history matching of dual porosity system with wellbore storage and skin constant rate case

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    Olarewaju, Joseph Shola

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES INTRODUCTION MATHEMATICAL MODEL HISTORY MATCHING MODEL MODEL VALIDATION Comparison with the Warren and Root Solution RESULTS Type Curves Automatic History Matching Behavior at Early... Page I Comparison of the Numerical Inversion Results with the Warren and Root Analytical Solution. 2 Comparison of the Numerical Inversion Results with the Agarwal et al. Analytical Solution. 3 Basic Type Curve Data 4 Simulated Drawdown Example...

  9. Country Scotland Type Single malt

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    Izzard, Rob

    Country Scotland Type Single malt Distillery Aberfeldy Region Highlands Age 12 years ABV 40% Cask, the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish. Drying citrus/oak with a gentle spiciness, held in a warm embrace of cigar smoke, and a little vanilla

  10. Country Scotland Type Single malt

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    Izzard, Rob

    Country Scotland Type Single malt Distillery Jura Region Island Name Prophecy ABV 46 Cask French airport Notes Limited annual release: 10,000 bottles only. Nose Some peat, aniseed, oily, dry, pungent, dried hay, and anise round things out. Palate Smoky and dry, a muscular, powerful Jura with notes

  11. Effect of Temporal Acquisition Parameters on the Image Quality of Ultrasound Axial Strain Time-constant Elastograms

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    Varghese, Joshua

    2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    constant (TC) have been developed. The axial strain TC is a parameter that is related to the viscoelastic and poroelastic behavior of tissues. Estimation of this parameter can be done using curve fitting methods. However, the effect of temporal...

  12. Optical properties of silicon carbide for astrophysical applications I. New laboratory infrared reflectance spectra and optical constants

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    Pitman, K M; Corman, A B; Speck, A K

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Silicon Carbide (SiC) optical constants are fundamental inputs for radiative transfer models of astrophysical dust environments. However, previously published values contain errors and do not adequately represent the bulk physical properties of the cubic (beta) SiC polytype usually found around carbon stars. We provide new, uncompromised optical constants for beta- and alpha-SiC derived from single-crystal reflectance spectra and investigate quantitatively whether there is any difference between alpha- and beta-SiC that can be seen in infrared spectra and optical functions. Previous optical constants for SiC do not reflect the true bulk properties, and they are only valid for a narrow grain size range. The new optical constants presented here will allow narrow constraints to be placed on the grain size and shape distribution that dominate in astrophysical environments. In addition, our calculated absorption coefficients are much higher than laboratory measurements, which has an impact on the use of previous d...

  13. Comparisons in economy between constant section and varying section continuous steel girders in H-15 highway bridges

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    Furr, Howard L.

    1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , k-15 eguivalent lane loading was used in the analysis. Girder design wms confined to interior girders, end the design was based on bending moment analyses only. Continuous girders of standard constant section and of rein" orced section were...

  14. Automatic Utterance Type Detection Using Suprasegmental Features 

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    Wright, Helen

    that different types of utterances have different suprasegmental characteristics. The categorisation of these utterance types is based on the theory of conversation games and consists of 12 move types (e.g. reply to a question, wh-question, acknowledgement...

  15. Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants

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    Savely G. Karshenboim

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum electrodynamics is the first successful and still the most successful quantum field theory. Simple atoms, being essentially QED systems, allow highly accurate theoretical predictions. Because of their simple spectra, such atoms have been also efficiently studied experimentally frequently offering the most precisely measured quantities. Our review is devoted to comparison of theory and experiment in the field of precision physics of light simple atoms. In particular, we consider the Lamb shift in the hydrogen atom, the hyperfine structure in hydrogen, deuterium, helium-3 ion, muonium and positronium, as well as a number of other transitions in positronium. Additionally to a spectrum of unperturbed atoms, we consider annihilation decay of positronium and the g factor of bound particles in various two-body atoms. Special attention is paid to the uncertainty of the QED calculations due to the uncalculated higher-order corrections and effects of the nuclear structure. We also discuss applications of simple atoms to determination of several fundamental constants.

  16. Symplectic algorithm for constant-pressure molecular dynamics using a Nosé–Poincaré thermostat

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    Sturgeon, Jess B.; Laird, Brian Bostian

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    adjoint guarantees a time-reversible method.# This method is a simple example of a class of symplectic integrators for nonseparable Hamiltonians.14–17 Applying the GLA to the NPA equations of motion gives pi ,n11/25pi ,n2 h 2 snVn 1/3 „ iU~V1/3qn!, ~10a...! pv ,n11/25pv ,n1 h sn@P~qn ,pn11/2 ,Vn ,sn!2Pext# , 3475plectic algorithm for constant-pressure molecular dynamics2 ~10b! ject to the terms at: http://scitation.aip.org/termsconditions. Downloaded to IP: 16 Sep 2014 16:37:32 This aps ,n11/25ps ,n1...

  17. Lattice constant and substitutional composition of GeSn alloys grown by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Bhargava, Nupur; Coppinger, Matthew; Prakash Gupta, Jay; Kolodzey, James [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Wielunski, Leszek [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States)

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Single crystal epitaxial Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} alloys with atomic fractions of tin up to x = 0.145 were grown by solid source molecular beam epitaxy on Ge (001) substrates. The Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} alloys formed high quality, coherent, strained layers at growth temperatures below 250 °C, as shown by high resolution X-ray diffraction. The amount of Sn that was on lattice sites, as determined by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry channeling, was found to be above 90% substitutional in all alloys. The degree of strain and the dependence of the effective unstrained bulk lattice constant of Ge{sub 1?x}Sn{sub x} alloys versus the composition of Sn have been determined.

  18. Silhouette Area Based Similarity Measure for Template Matching in Constant Time

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    Daniel Mohr; Gabriel Zachmann

    Abstract. In this paper, we present a novel, fast, resolution-independent silhouette area-based matching approach. We approximate the silhouette area by a small set of axis-aligned rectangles. This yields a very memory efficient representation of templates. In addition, utilizing the integral image, we can thus compare a silhouette with an input image at an arbitrary position in constant time. Furthermore, we present a new method to build a template hierarchy optimized for our rectangular representation of template silhouettes. With the template hierarchy, the complexity of our matching method for n templates is O(log n). For example, we can match a hierarchy consisting of 1000 templates in 1.5ms. Overall, our contribution constitutes an important piece in the initialization stage of any tracker of (articulated) objects. Key words: pose estimation, tracking, template matching, rectangle packing problem 1

  19. Reduced Phase Space Quantization of spherically symmetric Einstein-Maxwell-Theory including a cosmological constant

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    T. Thiemann

    1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We present here the canonical treatment of spherically symmetric (quantum) gravity coupled to spherically symmetric Maxwell theory with or without a cosmological constant. The quantization is based on the reduced phase space which is coordinatized by the mass and the electric charge as well as their canonically conjugate momenta, whose geometrical interpretation is explored. The dimension of the reduced phase space depends on the topology chosen, quite similar to the case of pure (2+1) gravity. We also compare the reduced phase space quantization to the algebraic quantization. Altogether, we observe that the present model serves as an interesting testing ground for full (3+1) gravity. We use the new canonical variables introduced by Ashtekar which simplifies the analysis tremendously.

  20. The reduced phase space of spherically symmetric Einstein-Maxwell theory including a cosmological constant

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    T. Thiemann

    1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend here the canonical treatment of spherically symmetric (quantum) gravity to the most simple matter coupling, namely spherically symmetric Maxwell theory with or without a cosmological constant. The quantization is based on the reduced phase space which is coordinatized by the mass and the electric charge as well as their canonically conjugate momenta, whose geometrical interpretation is explored. The dimension of the reduced phase space depends on the topology chosen, quite similar to the case of pure (2+1) gravity. We investigate several conceptual and technical details that might be of interest for full (3+1) gravity. We use the new canonical variables introduced by Ashtekar, which simplifies the analysis tremendously.

  1. Fundamental constants and their variability in theories of High Energy Physics

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    Thomas Dent

    2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Standard Model of particle physics and the theory of General Relativity (GR) currently provide a good description of almost all phenomena of particle physics and gravitation that have received controlled experimental tests. However, the Standard Model contains many a priori variable parameters whose values, and whose apparent (near-)constancy, have yet to receive a convincing theoretical explanation. At the same time, GR may now require to be extended or altered at the largest length scales, to account for the recent apparent accelerated cosmological expansion. In this introductory review I present theoretical aspects of the search for explanations of the values and possible variations of fundamental ``constants'', focusing on the possibility of unification of interactions. I also relate cosmological variations to modifications of gravity both locally and cosmologically.

  2. In-pile measurements of the decay constants and relative abundances of delayed neutrons

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    Spriggs, G.D. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An in-pile experimental technique to measure the decay constants and the relative abundances of the delayed neutron groups applicable for a given reactor system is presented. The method is based on a least-squares-fitting technique that simultaneously fits a series of transients produced by small reactivity perturbations to a reactor operating initially at delayed critical. The function that is least-squares fit is the analytic solution (written in terms of an arbitrary number of delayed neutron groups) as obtained by the point reactor model for the reactor response following a step change in reactivity. The application of the method does not require any knowledge of the size of the reactivity perturbations, and the method is independent of the detector efficiency. The results are based solely on the measurable quantities of relative power, time, and one measurable root of the Inhour equation.

  3. Krein Quantization Approach to the Vacuum Energy and Cosmological Constant Problem

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    H. Pejhan; S. Rahbardehghan

    2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider a new version of indefinite metric field quantization called "Krein" quantization approach. Centering on the vacuum energy, fundamental subjects revolve around this concept will be discussed. In this approach, vacuum expectation value of the energy-momentum tensor can be defined properly and uniquely. Actually, no infinite term appears and the vacuum energy of the free field vanishes. These properties allow us to propose a discussion which creates an interesting link to cosmological constant problem. Achieving this goal, however, necessitates consistency of the theory with conventional ones, so we have studied and made comparison essential issues such as unitarity of the theory and the trace anomaly subject. It is specifically debated that Krein construction does not destroy black holes thermodynamics.

  4. Measuring the Boltzmann constant by mid-infrared laser spectroscopy of ammonia

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    Mejri, S; Kozlova, O; Ayari, C; Tokunaga, Sean; Chardonnet, C; Briaudeau, S; Darquié, B; Rohart, F; Daussy, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on our ongoing effort to measure the Boltzmann constant, $k_B,$ using the Doppler broadening technique on ammonia. This paper presents some of the improvements made to the mid-infrared spectrometer including the use of a phase-stabilized quantum cascade laser, a lineshape analysis based on a refined physical model and an improved fitting program 2 increasing the confidence in our estimates of the relevant molecular parameters, and a first evaluation of the saturation parameter and its impact on the measurement of k B. A summary of the systematic effects contributing to the measurement is given and the optimal experimental conditions for mitigating those effects in order to reach a competitive measurement of $k_B$ at a part per million accuracy level are outlined.

  5. Measuring the Boltzmann constant by mid-infrared laser spectroscopy of ammonia

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    S. Mejri; Papa Sow; O. Kozlova; C. Ayari; Sean Tokunaga; C. Chardonnet; S. Briaudeau; B. Darquié; F. Rohart; C. Daussy

    2015-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on our ongoing effort to measure the Boltzmann constant, $k_B,$ using the Doppler broadening technique on ammonia. This paper presents some of the improvements made to the mid-infrared spectrometer including the use of a phase-stabilized quantum cascade laser, a lineshape analysis based on a refined physical model and an improved fitting program 2 increasing the confidence in our estimates of the relevant molecular parameters, and a first evaluation of the saturation parameter and its impact on the measurement of k B. A summary of the systematic effects contributing to the measurement is given and the optimal experimental conditions for mitigating those effects in order to reach a competitive measurement of $k_B$ at a part per million accuracy level are outlined.

  6. Soil damping constants related to common soil properties in sands and clays 

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    Gibson, Gary Clive

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SOIL D'c~. 'I'IIIG COESTAlxI. S PI', IslTED TO CO!~i'iOI& SOII. PRO& ERTIES J3I SAE1)S AND CL?"S A Thesis by Gary Olive G'boon Sr b':I' te'I to tho Gra=lu. . te Col lope of Texas Afxl Univcrsi ty in pert'al fulfillsent of the requirenent... for the Je;, ree of YiASTER Ol" SCIEI!CE August ISSS II. ';or Subject: Civil I:nSin er. nb SOIL DAMPING CONSTANTS REIATED TO COMMON SOIL PROPERTIES IN SANDS AND CLAYS A Thesis by Gary Clive Gibson Approved as to style and content by: (Head...

  7. Primordial black holes as a probe of the early universe and a varying gravitational constant

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    B. J. Carr

    2001-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss recent developments in the study of primordial black holes, focussing particularly on their formation and quantum evaporation. Such studies can place important constraints on models of the early Universe. An especially interesting development has been the realization that such constraints may be severely modified if the value of the gravitational "constant" G varies with cosmological epoch, a possibility which arises in many scenarios for the early Universe. The nature of the modification depends upon whether the value of $G$ near a black hole maintains the value it had at its formation epoch (corresponding to gravitational memory) or whether it tracks the background cosmological value. This is still uncertain but we discuss various approaches which might help to resolve the issue.

  8. Scale-invariance in gravity and implications for the cosmological constant

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    Bryan Kelleher

    2004-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently a scale invariant theory of gravity was constructed by imposing a conformal symmetry on general relativity. The imposition of this symmetry changed the configuration space from superspace - the space of all Riemannian 3-metrics modulo diffeomorphisms - to conformal superspace - the space of all Riemannian 3-metrics modulo diffeomorphisms and conformal transformations. However, despite numerous attractive features, the theory suffers from at least one major problem: the volume of the universe is no longer a dynamical variable. In attempting to resolve this problem a new theory is found which has several surprising and atractive features from both quantisation and cosmological perspectives. Furthermore, it is an extremely restrictive theory and thus may provide testable predictions quickly and easily. One particularly interesting feature of the theory is the resolution of the cosmological constant problem.

  9. Can a variable gravitational constant resolve the Faint Young Sun Paradox ?

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    Varun Sahni; Yuri Shtanov

    2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar models suggest that four billion years ago the young Sun was about 25% fainter than it is today, rendering Earth's oceans frozen and lifeless. However, there is ample geophysical evidence that Earth had a liquid ocean teeming with life 4 Gyr ago. Since ${\\cal L_\\odot} \\propto G^7M_\\odot^5$, the Sun's luminosity ${\\cal L_\\odot}$ is exceedingly sensitive to small changes in the gravitational constant $G$. We show that a percent-level increase in $G$ in the past would have prevented Earth's oceans from freezing, resolving the faint young Sun paradox. Such small changes in $G$ are consistent with observational bounds on ${\\Delta G}/G$. Since ${\\cal L}_{\\rm SNIa} \\propto G^{-3/2}$, an increase in $G$ leads to fainter supernovae, creating tension between standard candle and standard ruler probes of dark energy. Precisely such a tension has recently been reported by the Planck team.

  10. Tridiagonal pairs of Krawtchouk type

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    Ito, Tatsuro

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Let $K$ denote an algebraically closed field with characteristic 0 and let $V$ denote a vector space over $K$ with finite positive dimension. Let $A,A^*$ denote a tridiagonal pair on $V$ with diameter $d$. We say that $A,A^*$ has Krawtchouk type whenever the sequence $\\lbrace d-2i\\rbrace_{i=0}^d$ is a standard ordering of the eigenvalues of $A$ and a standard ordering of the eigenvalues of $A^*$. Assume $A,A^*$ has Krawtchouk type. We show that there exists a nondegenerate symmetric bilinear form $$ on $V$ such that $= $ and $= $ for $u,v\\in V$. We show that the following tridiagonal pairs are isomorphic: (i) $A,A^*$; (ii) $-A,-A^*$; (iii) $A^*,A$; (iv) $-A^*,-A$. We give a number of related results and conjectures.

  11. Abstract DNA-type systems

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    Diederik Aerts; Marek Czachor

    2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An abstract DNA-type system is defined by a set of nonlinear kinetic equations with polynomial nonlinearities that admit soliton solutions associated with helical geometry. The set of equations allows for two different Lax representations: A von Neumann form and a Darboux-covariant Lax pair. We explain why non-Kolmogorovian probability models occurring in soliton kinetics are naturally associated with chemical reactions. The most general known characterization of soliton kinetic equations is given and a class of explicit soliton solutions is discussed. Switching between open and closed states is a generic behaviour of the helices. The effect does not crucially depend on the order of nonlinearity (i.e. types of reactions), a fact that may explain why simplified models possess properties occuring in realistic systems. We explain also why fluctuations based on Darboux transformations will not destroy the dynamics but only switch between a finite number of helical structures.

  12. Niger Delta play types, Nigeria

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    Akinpelu, A.O. [Chevron Nigeria Limited, Lagos (Nigeria)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exploration databases can be more valuable when sorted by play type. Play specific databases provide a system to organize E & P data used in evaluating the range of values of parameters for reserve estimation and risk assessment. It is important both in focusing the knowledge base and in orienting research effort. A play in this context is any unique combination of trap, reservoir and source properties with the right dynamics of migration and preservation that results in hydrocarbon accumulation. This definitions helps us to discriminate the subtle differences found with these accumulation settings. About 20 play types were identified around the Niger Delta oil province in Nigeria. These are grouped into three parts: (1) The proven plays-constituting the bulk of exploration prospects in Nigeria today. (2) The unproven or semi-proven plays usually with some successes recorded in a few tries but where knowledge is still inadequate. (3) The unproven or analogous play concept. These are untested but geologically sound ideas which may or may not have been tried elsewhere. With classification and sub grouping of these play types into specific databases, intrinsic attributes and uniqueness of each of them with respect to the four major risk elements and the eight parameters for reserve estimation can be better understood.

  13. Ketone-like derivatization reactions of metal carbonyls. Attempts to measure the equilibrium constant for ketalization of a carbonyl ligand in (Re(CO)/sub 6/)/sup +/ by ethylene glycol

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    Andrews, M.A.; Myles, W.L.

    1988-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to determine whether the inability to ketalize simple metal carbonyls such as W(CO)/sub 6/ and Fe(CO)/sub 5/ with alcohols under typical neutral or acidic conditions was a kinetic or thermodynamic problem, the reaction was approached from the reverse direction. Cationic complexes such as (Re(CO)/sub 6/)/sup +/ for which the forward and reverse kinetics were expected to be more favorable were also studied. It is concluded from the slow kinetics and unfavorable equilibrium constant observed here for ketalization of a metal carbonyl that it will be difficult to achieve practical carbon monoxide activation by this type of reaction. 17 refs.

  14. SOL-XX-XXXX, Samborsky,1 Comparison of Tensile Fatigue Resistance and Constant Life

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    for Several Potential Wind Turbine Blade Laminates Daniel D. Samborsky* , Timothy J. Wilson, and John F and potential interest for wind turbine blades, representing three types of fibers: E-glass, WindStrandTM glass are then used to predict the performance under spectrum fatigue loading relative to an earlier material

  15. Postdoctoral stay up to 12 months Postdoctoral stay from 13 up to 24 months

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    Schüler, Axel

    D in Meteorology, physics or Mathemathics Work and dissertation language and language level English or German (one

  16. Postdoctoral stay up to 12 months Postdoctoral stay from 13 up to 24 months

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    Schüler, Axel

    Topic Chemistry ­ Hybrid Materials: Inorganic Polymers Number of places: 2 (short) 1 (long) Institution Inorganic polymers, hybrid materials, applications in catalysis, molecular magnets, non-linear optics Synthesis and characterization (NMR, IR, MS, etc.) of inorganic and organometallic compounds as precursors

  17. hal00270574, Testing Data Types Implementations from

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    is data type abstraction, testing a concrete implementation raises the issue of the gap betweenhal­00270574, version 1 ­ 6 Apr 2008 Testing Data Types Implementations from Algebraic Speci#12.legall@ibisc.univ-evry.fr Abstract. Algebraic speci#12;cations of data types provide a natural basis for testing data types

  18. XML Document XML Document Types and Validation

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    Weber, Gregory D.

    XML Document Types and Validation IIM-I340 Objectives XML Document Types and Validation IIM-I340 April, 2010 #12;XML Document Types and Validation IIM-I340 Objectives Learning Objectives Understand: The need for validation Two ways to specify validity: Document Type Definitions (DTDs) XML Schemas #12;XML

  19. Energy transport, overshoot, and mixing in the atmospheres of M-type main- and pre-main-sequence objects

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    H. -G. Ludwig; F. Allard; P. H. Hauschildt

    2006-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We constructed hydrodynamical model atmospheres for mid M-type main-, as well as pre-main-sequence (PMS) objects. Despite the complex chemistry encountered in these cool atmospheres a reasonably accurate representation of the radiative transfer is possible, even in the context of time-dependent and three-dimensional models. The models provide detailed information about the morphology of M-type granulation and statistical properties of the convective surface flows. In particular, we determined the efficiency of the convective energy transport, and the efficiency of mixing by convective overshoot. The convective transport efficiency was expressed in terms of an equivalent mixing-length parameter alpha in the formulation of mixing-length theory (MLT) given by Mihalas (1978). Alpha amounts to values around 2 for matching the entropy of the deep, adiabatically stratified regions of the convective envelope, and lies between 2.5 and 3.0 for matching the thermal structure of the deep photosphere. For current spectral analysis of PMS objects this implies that MLT models based on alpha=2.0 overestimate the effective temperature by 100 K and surface gravities by 0.25 dex. The average thermal structure of the formally convectively stable layers is little affected by convective overshoot and wave heating, i.e., stays close to radiative equilibrium conditions. Our models suggest that the rate of mixing by convective overshoot declines exponentially with geometrical distance to the Schwarzschild stability boundary. It increases at given effective temperature with decreasing gravitational acceleration.

  20. Deflagrations in hybrid CONe white dwarfs: a route to explain the faint Type Iax supernova 2008ha

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    Kromer, M; Pakmor, R; Ruiter, A J; Hillebrandt, W; Marquardt, K S; Roepke, F K; Seitenzahl, I R; Sim, S A; Taubenberger, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stellar evolution models predict the existence of hybrid white dwarfs (WDs) with a carbon-oxygen core surrounded by an oxygen-neon mantle. Being born with masses ~1.1 Msun, hybrid WDs in a binary system may easily approach the Chandrasekhar mass (MCh) by accretion and give rise to a thermonuclear explosion. Here, we investigate an off-centre deflagration in a near-MCh hybrid WD under the assumption that nuclear burning only occurs in carbon-rich material. Performing hydrodynamics simulations of the explosion and detailed nucleosynthesis post-processing calculations, we find that only 0.014 Msun of material is ejected while the remainder of the mass stays bound. The ejecta consist predominantly of iron-group elements, O, C, Si and S. We also calculate synthetic observables for our model and find reasonable agreement with the faint Type Iax SN 2008ha. This shows for the first time that deflagrations in near-MCh WDs can in principle explain the observed diversity of Type Iax supernovae. Leaving behind a near-MCh...

  1. Wheel-type magnetic refrigerator

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    Barclay, John A. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The disclosure is directed to a wheel-type magnetic refrigerator capable of cooling over a large temperature range. Ferromagnetic or paramagnetic porous materials are layered circumferentially according to their Curie temperature. The innermost layer has the lowest Curie temperature and the outermost layer has the highest Curie temperature. The wheel is rotated through a magnetic field perpendicular to the axis of the wheel and parallel to its direction of rotation. A fluid is pumped through portions of the layers using inner and outer manifolds to achieve refrigeration of a thermal load.

  2. Wheel-type magnetic refrigerator

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    Barclay, J.A.

    1982-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The disclosure is directed to a wheel-type magnetic refrigerator capable of cooling over a large temperature range. Ferromagnetic or paramagnetic porous materials are layered circumferentially according to their Curie temperature. The innermost layer has the lowest Curie temperature and the outermost layer has the highest Curie temperature. The wheel is rotated through a magnetic field perpendicular to the axis of the wheel and parallel to its direction of rotation. A fluid is pumped through portions of the layers using inner and outer manifolds to achieve refrigeration of a thermal load.

  3. Wheel-type magnetic refrigerator

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    Barclay, J.A.

    1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The disclosure is directed to a wheel-type magnetic refrigerator capable of cooling over a large temperature range. Ferromagnetic or paramagnetic porous materials are layered circumferentially according to their Curie temperature. The innermost layer has the lowest Curie temperature and the outermost layer has the highest Curie temperature. The wheel is rotated through a magnetic field perpendicular to the axis of the wheel and parallel to its direction of rotation. A fluid is pumped through portions of the layers using inner and outer manifolds to achieve refrigeration of a thermal load. 7 figs.

  4. Bohr - Planck quantum theory, (Tesla) magnetic monopoles and fine structure constant

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    Vladan Pankovic; Darko V. Kapor; Stevica Djurovic; Miodrag Krmar

    2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we apply Bohr-Planck (Old quantum atomic and radiation) theory, i.e. and quasi-classical methods for analysis of the magnetic monopoles and other problems. We reproduce exactly some basic elements of the Dirac magnetic monopoles theory, especially Dirac electric/magnetic charge quantization condition. Also, we suggest a new, effective, simply called Tesla model (for analogy with positions of the solenoids by Tesla inductive motor) of the magnetic monopole instead of usual effective Dirac model (half-infinite, very tinny solenoid) of the magnetic monopole. In our, i.e. Tesla model we use three equivalent tiny solenoids connected in series with a voltage source. One end of any solenoid is placed at the circumference of a circle and solenoids are directed radial toward circle center. Length of any solenoid is a bit smaller than finite circle radius so that other end of any solenoid is very close to the circle center. Angles between neighboring solenoids equal $120^{\\circ}$. All this implies that, practically, there is no magnetic field, or, magnetic pole, e.g. $S$, in the circle center, and that whole system holds only other, $N$ magnetic pole, at the ends of the solenoids at circle circumference. Finally, we reproduce relatively satisfactory value of the fine structure constant using Planck, i.e. Bose-Einstein statistics and Wien displacement law.

  5. Constraining supernova equations of state with equilibrium constants from heavy-ion collisions

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    Matthias Hempel; Kris Hagel; Joseph Natowitz; Gerd Röpke; Stefan Typel

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Cluster formation is a fundamental aspect of the equation of state (EOS) of warm and dense nuclear matter such as can be found in supernovae (SN). Similar matter can be studied in heavy-ion collisions (HIC). We use the experimental data of Qin et al. 2012 to test calculations of cluster formation and the role of in-medium modifications of cluster properties in SN EOSs. For the comparison between theory and experiment we use chemical equilibrium constants as the main observables. This reduces some of the systematic uncertainties and allows deviations from ideal gas behavior to be identified clearly. In the analysis, we carefully account for the differences between matter in SN and HIC. We find that, at the lowest densities, the experiment and all theoretical models are consistent with the ideal gas behavior. At higher densities ideal behavior is clearly ruled out and interaction effects have to be considered. The contributions of continuum correlations are of relevance in the virial expansion and remain a difficult problem to solve at higher densities. We conclude that at the densities and temperatures discussed mean-field interactions of nucleons, inclusion of all relevant light clusters, and a suppression mechanism of clusters at high densities have to be incorporated in the SN EOS.

  6. Decay constants of B-mesons from non-perturbative HQET with two light dynamical quarks

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    F. Bernardoni; B. Blossier; J. Bulava; M. Della Morte; P. Fritzsch; N. Garron; A. Gérardin; J. Heitger; G. von Hippel; H. Simma; R. Sommer

    2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a computation of B-meson decay constants from lattice QCD simulations within the framework of Heavy Quark Effective Theory for the b-quark. The next-to-leading order corrections in the HQET expansion are included non-perturbatively. Based on Nf=2 gauge field ensembles, covering three lattice spacings a (0.08-0.05)fm and pion masses down to 190MeV, a variational method for extracting hadronic matrix elements is used to keep systematic errors under control. In addition we perform a careful autocorrelation analysis in the extrapolation to the continuum and to the physical pion mass limits. Our final results read fB=186(13)MeV, fBs=224(14)MeV and fBs/fB=1.203(65). A comparison with other results in the literature does not reveal a dependence on the number of dynamical quarks, and effects from truncating HQET appear to be negligible.

  7. Fractal universe and the speed of light: Revision of the universal constants

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    Antonio Alfonso-Faus

    2009-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply the property of selfsimilarity that corresponds to the concept of a fractal universe, to the dimension of time. It follows that any interval of time, given by any tick of any clock, is proportional to the age of the universe. The fractality of time gives the fractality of space and mass. First consequence is that the speed of light decreases inversely proportional to time, same as the Hubble parameter. We then revise the universal constants and, at the cosmological scale, they are all of order one, as Dirac proposed. We find three different scales, each one separated by a factor of about 5x10^60: the universe, the Planck scale and what we call the sub Planck scale. Integration of the Einstein cosmological equations, for this fractal universe, gives the solution of a non-expanding universe with the present value of the observed numerical parameters. The red shift measured from the distant galaxies is interpreted here as due to the decreasing speed of light in a fractal universe.

  8. Perspective: Tipping the scales: Search for drifting constants from molecular spectra

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    Jansen, Paul; Bethlem, Hendrick L.; Ubachs, Wim [Department of Physics and Astronomy, LaserLaB, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, LaserLaB, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Transitions in atoms and molecules provide an ideal test ground for constraining or detecting a possible variation of the fundamental constants of nature. In this perspective, we review molecular species that are of specific interest in the search for a drifting proton-to-electron mass ratio ?. In particular, we outline the procedures that are used to calculate the sensitivity coefficients for transitions in these molecules and discuss current searches. These methods have led to a rate of change in ? bounded to 6 × 10{sup ?14}/yr from a laboratory experiment performed in the present epoch. On a cosmological time scale, the variation is limited to |??/?| < 10{sup ?5} for look-back times of 10–12× 10{sup 9} years and to |??/?| < 10{sup ?7} for look-back times of 7× 10{sup 9} years. The last result, obtained from high-redshift observation of methanol, translates into ?{sup .}/?=(1.4±1.4)×10{sup ?17}/yr if a linear rate of change is assumed.

  9. Impact of instrumental systematic errors on fine-structure constant measurements with quasar spectra

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    J. B. Whitmore; M. T. Murphy

    2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new `supercalibration' technique for measuring systematic distortions in the wavelength scales of high resolution spectrographs. By comparing spectra of `solar twin' stars or asteroids with a reference laboratory solar spectrum, distortions in the standard thorium--argon calibration can be tracked with $\\sim$10 m s$^{-1}$ precision over the entire optical wavelength range on scales of both echelle orders ($\\sim$50--100 \\AA) and entire spectrographs arms ($\\sim$1000--3000 \\AA). Using archival spectra from the past 20 years we have probed the supercalibration history of the VLT--UVES and Keck--HIRES spectrographs. We find that systematic errors in their wavelength scales are ubiquitous and substantial, with long-range distortions varying between typically $\\pm$200 m s$^{-1}$ per 1000 \\AA. We apply a simple model of these distortions to simulated spectra that characterize the large UVES and HIRES quasar samples which previously indicated possible evidence for cosmological variations in the fine-structure constant, $\\alpha$. The spurious deviations in $\\alpha$ produced by the model closely match important aspects of the VLT--UVES quasar results at all redshifts and partially explain the HIRES results, though not self-consistently at all redshifts. That is, the apparent ubiquity, size and general characteristics of the distortions are capable of significantly weakening the evidence for variations in $\\alpha$ from quasar absorption lines.

  10. A New Look At Gravitational Coupling Constant And The Dark Energy Problem

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    Akinto, O F

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we establish that the solution to the dark energy problem is connected to the cutoff Ultraviolet scale manifesting itself as linearly independent infrared sectors of the effective theory of gravity interacting with QCD fields. We work in the combined frameworks of finite temperature-density corrections and effective quantum field theory (as low energy quantum gravity). We strongly suggest that the failure to reproduce the exact observed value of dark energy from the framework of Veneziano ghost theory of QCD is intimately linked to the unverifiable ad hoc assumption that conditions the gravitational coupling constant to be unity C Gravity is equal to 0ne. A close perusal of the Minkowski vacuum structure reveals that C Gravity is not equal to one. We compute the value of C Gravity from the Bose-Einstein distribution function. With this value of C Gravity coupled with the value of vacuum energy estimated from the Veneziano ghost theory of QCD, we reproduce the observed value of row lambda to be ...

  11. Direct determination of the local Hamaker constant of inorganic surfaces based on scanning force microscopy

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    Krajina, Brad A.; Kocherlakota, Lakshmi S.; Overney, René M., E-mail: roverney@u.washington.edu [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1750 (United States)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The energetics involved in the bonding fluctuations between nanometer-sized silicon dioxide (SiO{sub 2}) probes and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS{sub 2}) could be quantified directly and locally on the submicron scale via a time-temperature superposition analysis of the lateral forces between scanning force microscopy silicon dioxide probes and inorganic sample surfaces. The so-called “intrinsic friction analysis” (IFA) provided direct access to the Hamaker constants for HOPG and MoS{sub 2}, as well as the control sample, calcium fluoride (CaF{sub 2}). The use of scanning probe enables nanoscopic analysis of bonding fluctuations, thereby overcoming challenges associated with larger scale inhomogeneity and surface roughness common to conventional techniques used to determine surface free energies and dielectric properties. A complementary numerical analysis based on optical and electron energy loss spectroscopy and the Lifshitz quantum electrodynamic theory of van der Waals interactions is provided and confirms quantitatively the IFA results.

  12. ARRHENIUS MODEL FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE GLASS VISCOSITY WITH A CONSTANT PRE-EXPONENTIAL FACTOR

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    Hrma, Pavel R.

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A simplified form of the Arrhenius equation, ln ? = A + B(x)/T, where ? is the viscosity, T the temperature, x the composition vector, and A and B the Arrhenius coefficients, was fitted to glass-viscosity data for the processing temperature range (the range at which the viscosity is within 1 to 103 Pa.s) while setting A = constant and treating B(x) as a linear function of mass fractions of major components. Fitting the Arrhenius equation to over 550 viscosity data of commercial glasses and approximately 1000 viscosity data of glasses for nuclear-waste glasses resulted in the A values of -11.35 and -11.48, respectively. The R2 value ranged from 0.92 to 0.99 for commercial glasses and was 0.98 for waste glasses. The Arrhenius models estimate viscosities for melts of commercial glasses containing 42 to 84 mass% SiO2 within the temperature range of 1100 to 1550°C and viscosity range of 5 to 400 Pa.s and for waste glasses containing 32 to 60 mass% SiO2 within the temperature range of 850 to 1450°C and viscosity range of 0.4 to 250 Pa.s.

  13. The tunneling hamiltonian representation of false vacuum decay V. Application to cosmological constant question

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    A. W. Beckwith

    2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The tunneling Hamiltonian has proven to be a useful method in many body physics to treat particle tunneling between different states represented as wavefunctions. Here we apply a generalization of the way we formed appropriate wave functionals for charge density waves to how to present nucleation of an inflationary universe. This allows us to make a first order phase transition to initiate nucleation of an inflationary universe, in which tunneling between states which are wave functionals of a scalar quantum field are considered. Our prior article showed us how we can have particle - anti particle pairs as a model of how nucleation occurs and construct a potential which may permit formation of dark matter, using Sherrers k essence model construction. This same construction permits a definitive analysis of when conditions for pure cosmological constant behavior but no growth of density pertubations occur, largely as a matter of change of slope of a soliton-anti soliton pair during the nucleation process of a new universe.

  14. Constraining supernova equations of state with equilibrium constants from heavy-ion collisions

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    Hempel, Matthias; Natowitz, Joseph; Röpke, Gerd; Typel, Stefan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cluster formation is a fundamental aspect of the equation of state (EOS) of warm and dense nuclear matter such as can be found in supernovae (SN). Similar matter can be studied in heavy-ion collisions (HIC). We use the experimental data of Qin et al. 2012 to test calculations of cluster formation and the role of in-medium modifications of cluster properties in SN EOSs. For the comparison between theory and experiment we use chemical equilibrium constants as the main observables. This reduces some of the systematic uncertainties and allows deviations from ideal gas behavior to be identified clearly. In the analysis, we carefully account for the differences between matter in SN and HIC. We find that, at the lowest densities, the experiment and all theoretical models are consistent with the ideal gas behavior. At higher densities ideal behavior is clearly ruled out and interaction effects have to be considered. The contributions of continuum correlations are of relevance in the virial expansion and remain a diff...

  15. Does the Newton's gravitational constant vary sinusoidally with time? An independent test with planetary orbital motions

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    Iorio, Lorenzo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A sinusoidally time-varying pattern for the values of the Newton's constant of gravitation $G$ measured in Earth-based laboratories over the latest decades has been recently reported in the literature. Its amplitude and period amount to $A_G=1.619\\times 10^{-14} \\textrm{kg}^{-1} \\textrm{m}^3 \\textrm{s}^{-2}, P_G=5.899 \\textrm{yr}$, respectively. Given the fundamental role played by $G$ in the currently accepted theory of gravitation and the attempts to merge it with quantum mechanics, it is important to put to the test the hypothesis that the aforementioned harmonic variation may pertain $G$ itself in a direct and independent way. The bounds on $\\dot G/G$ existing in the literature may not be extended straightforwardly to the present case since they were inferred by considering just secular variations. Thus, we numerically integrated the ad-hoc modified equations of motion of the major bodies of the Solar System by finding that the orbits of the planets would be altered by an unacceptably larger amount in vie...

  16. QCD sum-rule results for heavy-light meson decay constants and comparison with lattice QCD

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    W. Lucha; D. Melikhov; S. Simula

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Updated predictions for the decay constants of the D, Ds, B and Bs mesons obtained from Borel QCD sum rules for heavy-light currents are presented and compared with the recent lattice averages performed by the Flavor Lattice Averaging Group. An excellent agreement is obtained in the charm sector, while some tension is observed in the bottom sector. Moreover, available lattice and QCD sum-rule calculations of the decay constants of the vector D*, Ds*, B* and Bs* mesons are compared. Again some tension in the bottom sector is observed.

  17. QCD sum-rule results for heavy-light meson decay constants and comparison with lattice QCD

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    Lucha, W; Simula, S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Updated predictions for the decay constants of the D, Ds, B and Bs mesons obtained from Borel QCD sum rules for heavy-light currents are presented and compared with the recent lattice averages performed by the Flavor Lattice Averaging Group. An excellent agreement is obtained in the charm sector, while some tension is observed in the bottom sector. Moreover, available lattice and QCD sum-rule calculations of the decay constants of the vector D*, Ds*, B* and Bs* mesons are compared. Again some tension in the bottom sector is observed.

  18. Inverse magnetic catalysis for the chiral transition induced by thermo-magnetic effects on the coupling constant

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    Alejandro Ayala; M. Loewe; Ana Julia Mizher; R. Zamora

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the one-loop thermo-magnetic corrections to the self-coupling in a model where charged scalars interact also with a constant magnetic field. The calculation is motivated by the possibility that the critical temperature for the chiral phase transition in a magnetic background can be influenced by the dependence of the coupling constant on the magnetic field. We show that the coupling decreases as a function of the field strength. This functional dependence introduces in turn a correction to the boson masses which causes the critical temperature to decrease as a function of the field strength.

  19. Breathers and localized solitons for the Hirota–Maxwell–Bloch system on constant backgrounds in erbium doped fibers

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    Guo, Rui, E-mail: gr81@sina.com; Hao, Hui-Qin

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In nonlinear erbium doped fibers, the Hirota–Maxwell–Bloch system with higher order effects usually governs the propagation of ultrashort pulses. New soliton solutions for this system are constructed on the constant backgrounds including one and two breathers and first and higher order localized soliton solutions. Considering the influence of higher order effects, propagation properties of those soliton solutions are discussed. -- Highlights: •The AB and Ma-breathers are derived on the constant backgrounds. •Dynamic features of two-breathers are discussed. •Localized solutions are generated from two different ways.

  20. On the Role of the Running Coupling Constant in a Quark Model Analysis of T-odd TMDs

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    A. Courtoy

    2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We revisit the standard procedure to match non-perturbative models to perturbative QCD, using experimental data. The strong coupling constant plays a central role in the QCD evolution of parton densities. We will extend this procedure with a non-perturbative generalization of the QCD running coupling and use this new development to understand why perturbative treatments are working reasonably well in the context of hadronic models. Vice versa, this new procedure broadens the ways of analyzing the freezing of the running coupling constant.