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  1. 3D Simulation of Prints for Improved Soft Rohit A. Patil, Mark D. Fairchild, Garrett M. Johnson

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    Johnson, Garrett M.

    3D Simulation of Prints for Improved Soft Proofing Rohit A. Patil, Mark D. Fairchild, Garrett M in the quest towards achieving improved soft proofing capabilities. It was desired through this 3D simulation out to evaluate the usefulness of this 3D simulation over current 2D soft proofing technique. 1

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - analysisof soft matter Sample Search Results

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    S2... in the transition region (see Material and methods). 8 4 Supplementary Material (ESI) for Soft Matter This journal... < < Supplementary Material (ESI) for Soft ... Source:...

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted soft chemistry Sample Search Results

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    soft chemistry Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: assisted soft chemistry Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Department of Chemistry...

  4. Vortices in Brain waves

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    Freeman, Walter J III; Vitiello, Giuseppe

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2003). Vortices in Brain Waves 62. M. E. Raichle, ScienceVORTICES IN BRAIN WAVES WALTER J. FREEMAN Department ofthat is recorded in brain waves (electroencephalogram, EEG).

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - atp fueled soft Sample Search Results

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    soft Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atp fueled soft Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 polarizable Cs+ ions, you have the recipe for...

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    soft gamma-ray Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: astronomical soft gamma-ray Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Study of Celestial Objects...

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    Hill Collection: Materials Science 9 NOVEL THROUGH-SUBSTRATE CHARGING METHOD FOR ELECTRET GENERATOR USING SOFT X-RAY IRRADIATION Summary: are transferred to the electret. In...

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - aiding precision soft Sample Search Results

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    des Sciences et Technologies de Lille Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 15 A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in...

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    Search Sample search results for: advanced soft tissue Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM SERIES Summary: -sponsored by the CU-ADVANCE...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - acid assisted soft Sample Search Results

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    then terminate near soft dough. ... Source: Mukhtar, Saqib - Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University Collection: Engineering ; Renewable Energy...

  11. Atomic Josephson vortices

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    Kaurov, V. M.; Kuklov, A. B. [Department of Engineering Science and Physics, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, New York 10314 (United States)

    2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that Josephson vortices in a quasi-one-dimensional atomic Bose Josephson junction can be controllably manipulated by imposing a difference of chemical potentials on the atomic Bose-Einstein condensate waveguides forming the junction. This effect, which has its origin in the Berry phase structure of a vortex, turns out to be very robust in the whole range of the parameters where such vortices can exist. We also propose that a Josephson vortex can be created by the phase imprinting technique and can be identified by a specific tangential feature in the interference picture produced by expanding clouds released from the waveguides.

  12. Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy

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    Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Wednesday, 30 November 2005 00:00 Electron and x-ray...

  13. Potential Vorticity in Magnetohydrodynamics

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    G. M. Webb; R. L. Mace

    2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A version of Noether's second theorem using Lagrange multipliers is used to investigate fluid relabelling symmetries conservation laws in magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). We obtain a new generalized potential vorticity type conservation equation for MHD which takes into account entropy gradients and the ${\\bf J}\\times{\\bf B}$ force on the plasma due to the current ${\\bf J}$ and magnetic induction ${\\bf B}$. This new conservation law for MHD is derived by using Noether's second theorem in conjunction with a class of fluid relabelling symmetries in which the symmetry generator for the Lagrange label transformations is non-parallel to the magnetic field induction in Lagrange label space. This is associated with an Abelian Lie pseudo algebra and a foliated phase space in Lagrange label space. It contains as a special case Ertel's theorem in ideal fluid mechanics. An independent derivation shows that the new conservation law is also valid for more general physical situations.

  14. Existence of Optical Vortices

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    Yisong Yang; Ruifeng Zhang

    2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical vortices arise as phase singularities of the light fields and are of central interest in modern optical physics. In this paper, some existence theorems are established for stationary vortex wave solutions of a general class of nonlinear Schr\\"{o}dinger equations. There are two types of results. The first type concerns the existence of positive-radial-profile solutions which are obtained through a constrained minimization approach. The second type addresses the existence of saddle-point solutions through a mountain-pass-theorem or min-max method so that the wave propagation constant may be arbitrarily prescribed in an open interval. Furthermore some explicit estimates for the lower bound and sign of the wave propagation constant with respect to the light beam power and vortex winding number are also derived for the first type solutions.

  15. New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution

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    New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00...

  16. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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    Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:00 In principle, tri-block copolymers...

  17. Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy

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    Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in...

  18. Graphene with geometrically induced vorticity

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    Jiannis K. Pachos; Michael Stone; Kristan Temme

    2008-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    At half filling, the electronic structure of graphene can be modelled by a pair of free two-dimensional Dirac fermions. We explicitly demonstrate that in the presence of a geometrically induced gauge field, an everywhere-real Kekule modulation of the hopping matrix elements can correspond to a non-real Higgs field with non-trivial vorticity. This provides a natural setting for fractionally charged vortices with localized zero modes. For fullerene-like molecules we employ the index theorem to demonstrate the existence of six low-lying states that do not depend strongly on the Kekule-induced mass gap.

  19. Combustor with multistage internal vortices

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    Shang, Jer Yu; Harrington, R.E.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluidized bed combustor is provided with a multistage arrangement of vortex generators in the freeboard area. The vortex generators are provided by nozzle means which extend into the interior of the freeboard for forming vortices within the freeboard areas to enhance the combustion of particulate material entrained in product gases ascending into the freeboard from the fluidized bed. Each of the nozzles are radially inwardly spaced from the combustor walls defining the freeboard to provide for the formation of an essentially vortex-free, vertically extending annulus about the vortices whereby the particulate material centrifuged from the vortices against the inner walls of the combustor is returned through the annulus to the fluidized bed. By adjusting the vortex pattern within the freeboard, a significant portion of the full cross-sectional area of the freeboard except for the peripheral annulus can be contacted with the turbulent vortical flow for removing the particulate material from the gaseous products and also for enhancing the combustion thereof within the freeboard. 2 figs.

  20. Traveling water waves with point vortices

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    Kristoffer Varholm

    2015-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct small-amplitude solitary traveling gravity-capillary water waves with a finite number of point vortices along a vertical line, on finite depth. This is done using a local bifurcation argument. The properties of the resulting waves are also examined: We find that they depend significantly on the position of the point vortices in the water column.

  1. Vortices in superconductors: modelling and computer simulations

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    Du, Qiang

    Vortices in superconductors: modelling and computer simulations B y Jennifer Deang1 , Qiang D u2 Vortices in superconductors are tubes of magnetic flux, or equivalently, cylindrical current loops is of importance both to the understanding of the basic physics of superconductors and to the design of devices. We

  2. Free Energy of thick Center Vortices

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    Ch. Korn; H. Reinhardt; T. Tok

    2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The free energy of thick center vortices is calculated in continuum Yang-Mills theory in one-loop approximation using the proper time regularization. The vortices are represented by Abelian gauge field configurations on the torus which satisfy twisted boundary conditions.

  3. Precision control of cylindrical stamp contact in a continuous roll-to-roll microcontact printing machine

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    Libert, Adam M. (Adam Marcus)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microcontact printing is a form of soft lithography that uses a molded elastomeric stamp to print patterns with micron and sub-micron scale features. This is an effective low-cost technique for replicating master patterns ...

  4. Contact region fidelity, sensitivity, and control in roll-based soft lithography

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    Petrzelka, Joseph E

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft lithography is a printing process that uses small features on an elastomeric stamp to transfer micron and sub-micron patterns to a substrate. Translating this lab scale process to a roll-based manufacturing platform ...

  5. Unzipping Vortices in Type-II Superconductors

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    Yariv Kafri; David R. Nelson; Anatoli Polkovnikov

    2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The unzipping of vortex lines using magnetic-force microscopy from extended defects is studied theoretically. We study both the unzipping isolated vortex from common defects, such as columnar pins and twin-planes, and the unzipping of a vortex from a plane in the presence of other vortices. We show, using analytic and numerical methods, that the universal properties of the unzipping transition of a single vortex depend only on the dimensionality of the defect in the presence and absence of disorder. For the unzipping of a vortex from a plane populated with many vortices is shown to be very sensitive to the properties of the vortices in the two-dimensional plane. In particular such unzipping experiments can be used to measure the ``Luttinger liquid parameter'' of the vortices in the plane. In addition we suggest a method for measuring the line tension of the vortex directly using the experiments.

  6. Vorticity survival in magnetised Friedmann universes

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    Fani Dosopoulou; Christos G. Tsagas

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We use a general relativistic approach to investigate the effects of weak cosmological magnetic fields on linear rotational perturbations during the radiation and dust epochs of the universe. This includes ordinary kinematic vorticity, as well as vortex-like inhomogeneities in the density distribution of the cosmic medium. Our study confirms that magnetic fields can source both types of perturbations and shows that their presence also helps cosmic rotation to survive longer. In agreement with previous Newtonian studies, we find that during the dust era vorticity decays slower than in non-magnetised cosmologies. Prior to equipartition the magnetic effect is more pronounced, since it helps the aforementioned rotational distortions to maintain constant magnitude. Overall, magnetised universes seem to provide a much better environment for the survival of cosmic vorticity than their magnetic-free counterparts.

  7. Center vortices as composites of monopole fluxes

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    Deldar, Sedigheh

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the relation between the flux of a center vortex obtained from the center vortex model and the flux formed between monopoles obtained from the Abelian gauge fixing method. Motivated by the Monte Carlo simulations which have shown that almost all monopoles are sitting on the top of vortices, we construct the fluxes of center vortices for $SU(2)$ and $SU(3)$ gauge groups using fractional fluxes of monopoles. Then, we compute the potentials in the fundamental representation induced by center vortices and fractional fluxes of monopoles. We show that by combining the fractional fluxes of monopoles one can produce the center vortex fluxes for $SU(3)$ gauge group in a "center vortex model". Comparing the potentials, we conclude that the fractional fluxes of monopoles attract each other.

  8. Magnetic field of Josephson vortices outside superconductors

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    Kogan, V.G.; Dobrovitski, V.V.

    2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the structure of Josephson vortices approaching the junction boundary with vacuum in large-area Josephson junctions with the Josephson length {lambda}{sub J} large relative to the London penetration depth {lambda}{sub L}. Using the stability argument for one-dimensional solitons with respect to two-dimensional perturbations, it is shown that on the scale {lambda}{sub J}, the Josephson vortices do not spread near the boundary in the direction of the junction. The field distribution in vacuum due to the Josephson vortex is evaluated, the information needed for the scanning superconducting quantum interference device microscopy.

  9. Linear phase distribution of acoustical vortices

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    Gao, Lu; Zheng, Haixiang [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronics of Jiangsu Province, School of Physics Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, 1 Wenyuan Road, Xianlin District, Nanjing 210023 (China); Ma, Qingyu, E-mail: maqingyu@njnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronics of Jiangsu Province, School of Physics Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, 1 Wenyuan Road, Xianlin District, Nanjing 210023 (China); Laboratory of Modern Acoustics of MOE, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Tu, Juan; Zhang, Dong [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics of MOE, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Linear phase distribution of phase-coded acoustical vortices was theoretically investigated based on the radiation theory of point source, and then confirmed by experimental measurements. With the proposed criterion of positive phase slope, the possibility of constructing linear circular phase distributions is demonstrated to be determined by source parameters. Improved phase linearity can be achieved at larger source number, lower frequency, smaller vortex radius, and/or longer axial distance. Good agreements are observed between numerical simulations and measurement results for circular phase distributions. The favorable results confirm the feasibility of precise phase control for acoustical vortices and suggest potential applications in particle manipulation.

  10. Controlled Manipulation of Individual Vortices in a Superconductor

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    Straver, E.W.J.

    2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report controlled local manipulation of single vortices by low temperature magnetic force microscope (MFM) in a thin film of superconducting Nb. We are able to position the vortices in arbitrary configurations and to measure the distribution of local depinning forces. This technique opens up new possibilities for the characterization and use of vortices in superconductors.

  11. An eddy closure for potential vorticity

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    Ringler, Todd D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gent-McWilliams (GM) parameterization is extended to include a direct influence in the momentum equation. The extension is carried out in two stages; an analysis of the inviscid system is followed by an analysis of the viscous system. In the inviscid analysis the momentum equation is modified such that potential vorticity is conserved along particle trajectories following a transport velocity that includes the Bolus velocity in a manner exactly analogous to the continuity and tracer equations. In addition (and in contrast to traditional GM closures), the new formulation of the inviscid momentum equation results in a conservative exchange between potential and kinetic forms of energy. The inviscid form of the eddy closure conserves total energy to within an error proportional to the time derivative of the Bolus velocity. The hypothesis that the viscous term in the momentum equation should give rise to potential vorticity being diffused along isopycnals in a manner analogous to other tracers is examined in detail. While the form of the momentum closure that follows from a strict adherence to this hypothesis is not immediately interpretable within the constructs of traditional momentum closures, three approximations to this hypothesis results in a form of dissipation that is consistent with traditional Laplacian diffusion. The first two approximations are that relative vorticity, not potential vorticity, is diffused along isopyncals and that the flow is in approximate geostrophic balance. An additional approximation to the Jacobian term is required when the dissipation coefficient varies in space. More importantly, the critique of this hypothesis results in the conclusion that the viscosity parameter in the momentum equation should be identical to the tradition GM closure parameter {Kappa}. Overall, we deem the viscous form of the eddy closure for potential vorticity as a viable closure for use in ocean circulation models.

  12. Holographic Fluids with Vorticity and Analogue Gravity

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    Robert G. Leigh; Anastasios C. Petkou; P. Marios Petropoulos

    2012-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study holographic three-dimensional fluids with vorticity in local equilibrium and discuss their relevance to analogue gravity systems. The Fefferman-Graham expansion leads to the fluid's description in terms of a comoving and rotating Papapetrou-Randers frame. A suitable Lorentz transformation brings the fluid to the non-inertial Zermelo frame, which clarifies its interpretation as moving media for light/sound propagation. We apply our general results to the Lorentzian Kerr-AdS_4 and Taub-NUT-AdS_4 geometries that describe fluids in cyclonic and vortex flows respectively. In the latter case we associate the appearance of closed timelike curves to analogue optical horizons. In addition, we derive the classical rotational Hall viscosity of three-dimensional fluids with vorticity. Our formula remarkably resembles the corresponding result in magnetized plasmas.

  13. Frequency dependence of the Chiral Vortical Effect

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    Karl Landsteiner; Eugenio Megias; Francisco Peña Benítez

    2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the frequency dependence of all the chiral vortical and magnetic conductivities for a relativistic gas of free chiral fermions and for a strongly coupled conformal field theory with holographic dual in four dimensions. Both systems have gauge and gravitational anomalies, and we compute their contribution to the conductivities. The chiral vortical conductivities and the chiral magnetic conductivity in the energy current show a frequency dependence in the form of a delta centered at zero frequency. This highly discontinuous behavior is a natural consequence of the Ward identities that include the energy momentum tensor. We discuss the physical interpretation of this result and its possible implications for the quark gluon plasma as created in heavy ion collisions. In the Appendix we discuss why the chiral magnetic effect seems to vanish in the consistent current for a particular implementation of the axial chemical potential.

  14. Slow Burgers Vortices in Hot Conformal Fluids

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    Jarah Evslin

    2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The quintessential vortex solution in (3+1)-dimensional nonrelativistic, incompressible fluid mechanics is the Burgers vortex. We show that, in a finite domain, conformal fluids also admit hot vortex solutions with everywhere nonrelativistic speeds. These are identical to Burgers' solution, except that their radius is reduced by a factor of 2/sqrt(3). A rough calculation indicates that at RHIC these vortices are indeed smaller than the fireball itself during thermalization. Similarly to the Burgers vortex, these solutions manifest vortex stretching which avoids short distance singularities and so suggests that conformal fluid flows share the same nonsingularity as solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. Naively generalizing this calculation to an arbitrary equation of state w, we observe that the Burgers vortex radius diverges as w crosses -1. While it has been argued that such a crossover leads to an instability in certain perfect fluids, the absence of Burgers vortices and therefore vortex stretching suggests that, in addition to the well-studied big rip singularities, viscous phantom fluids generically develop vorticity singularities.

  15. Spontaneous vortices in ferromagnet-superconductor systems

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    Wei, Hongduo

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and located at the planes zn = nd (n is an integer). The vector po- tential Av due to the pancake vortex at superconducting layers satis?es a following equation: ??Av(?;z) + 1currency1 X n ?(z ?zn)Av(?;z) = ?02?currency1 X n ?(z ?zn) X np ?npr(2)'n(? ??np...) : (2.34) The vector potential in Eq. (2.34) is induced by pancake vortex with the vortic- ity ?np = ?1 placed at the position ?np, where p enumerates vortex in the n-th plane. The Coulomb gauge r ? Av = 0 is used. In addition, Avz = 0 because...

  16. Theory of static and dynamic antiferromagnetic vortices in LSCO superconductors

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    Hu, Jiangping

    Theory of static and dynamic antiferromagnetic vortices in LSCO superconductors Jiang-Ping Hu, Shou scattering experiment on LSCO superconductors revealed enhanced antiferromagnetic order in the vortex state and dynamic antiferromanetic vortices in LSCO superconductors. It is shown that the antiferromagnetic region

  17. Abrikosov Gluon Vortices in Color Superconductors

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    Efrain J. Ferrer

    2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In this talk I will discuss how the in-medium magnetic field can influence the gluon dynamics in a three-flavor color superconductor. It will be shown how at field strengths comparable to the charged gluon Meissner mass a new phase can be realized, giving rise to Abrikosov's vortices of charged gluons. In that phase, the inhomogeneous gluon condensate anti-screens the magnetic field due to the anomalous magnetic moment of these spin-1 particles. This paramagnetic effect can be of interest for astrophysics, since due to the gluon vortex antiscreening mechanism, compact stars with color superconducting cores could have larger magnetic fields than neutron stars made up entirely of nuclear matter. I will also discuss a second gluon condensation phenomenon connected to the Meissner instability attained at moderate densities by two-flavor color superconductors. In this situation, an inhomogeneous condensate of charged gluons emerges to remove the chromomagnetic instability created by the pairing mismatch, and as a consequence, the charged gluonic currents induce a magnetic field. Finally, I will point out a possible relation between glitches in neutron stars and the existence of the gluon vortices.

  18. Vorticity and magnetic field production in relativistic ideal fluids

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    Jian-Hua Gao; Bin Qi; Shou-Yu Wang

    2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of relativistic ideal hydrodynamics, we study the production mechanism for vorticity and magnetic field in relativistic ideal fluids. It is demonstrated that in the uncharged fluids the thermal vorticity will always satisfy the Kelvin's theorem and the circulation must be conserved. However, in the charged fluids, the vorticity and magnetic field can be produced by the interaction between the entropy gradients and the fluid velocity gradients. Especially, in the multiple charged fluids, the vorticity and magnetic field can be produced by the interaction between the inhomogenous charge density ratio and the fluid velocity gradients even if the entropy distribution is homogeneous, which provides another mechanism for the production of vorticity and magnetic field in relativistic plasmas or in the early universe.

  19. Chaotic Transport in Planar Periodic Vortical Flows

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    Taehoon Ahn; Seunghwan Kim

    1993-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied a chaotic transport in a two-dimensional periodic vortical flow under a time-dependent perturbation with period T where the global diffusion occurs along the stochastic web. By using the Melnikov method we construct the separatrix map describing the approximate dynamics near the saddle separatrices. Focusing on the small T, the width of the stochastic layer is calculated analytically by using the residue criterion and the diffusion constant by using the random phase assumption and correlated random walks. The analytical results are in good agreements with the results of two different types of numerical simulations by integrations of the Hamilton's equation of motion and by iterations of the separatrix map, which establishes the validity of the use of the separatrix map.

  20. Kinetic study of ion-acoustic plasma vortices

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    Khan, S. A. [National Centre for Physics (NCP), Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan); Aman-ur-Rehman, E-mail: amansadiq@gmail.com [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad 45650 (Pakistan); Mendonca, J. T. [IPFN, Instituto Superior Téchnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The kinetic theory of electron plasma waves with finite orbital angular momentum has recently been introduced by Mendonca. This model shows possibility of new kind of plasma waves and instabilities. We have extended the theory to ion-acoustic plasma vortices carrying orbital angular momentum. The dispersion equation is derived under paraxial approximation which exhibits a kind of linear vortices and their Landau damping. The numerical solutions are obtained and compared with analytical results which are in good agreement. The physical interpretation of the ion-acoustic plasma vortices and their Landau resonance conditions are given for typical case of Maxwellian plasmas.

  1. Soft-Input Soft-Output Sphere Decoding Christoph Studer

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    Soft-Input Soft-Output Sphere Decoding Christoph Studer Integrated Systems Laboratory ETH Zurich Laboratory ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland Email: boelcskei@nari.ee.ethz.ch Abstract--Soft-input soft, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland Email: studer@iis.ee.ethz.ch Helmut Bölcskei Communication Technology

  2. Dynamics of vortices in weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensates

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    Alexander Klein; Dieter Jaksch; Yanzhi Zhang; Weizhu Bao

    2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dynamics of vortices in ideal and weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensates using a Ritz minimization method to solve the two-dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii equation. For different initial vortex configurations we calculate the trajectories of the vortices. We find conditions under which a vortex-antivortex pair annihilates and is created again. For the case of three vortices we show that at certain times two additional vortices may be created, which move through the condensate and annihilate each other again. For a noninteracting condensate this process is periodic, whereas for small interactions the essential features persist, but the periodicity is lost. The results are compared to exact numerical solutions of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation confirming our analytical findings.

  3. Explaining Soft Law

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    Guzman, Andrew T.; Meyer, Timothy L.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    practices and are also soft law. The Nuclear Suppliers Grouplaw whose pedigree is unquestioned. Similarly, in the Nuclearlaw and nonlaw suggests. If states have a Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear

  4. Explaining Soft Law

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    Guzman, Andrew; Meyer, Timothy L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    practices and are also soft law. The Nuclear Suppliers Grouplaw whose pedigree is unquestioned. Similarly, in the Nuclearlaw cannot exist as a coherent category must hold the view that what Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear

  5. Equivariant Verlinde formula from fivebranes and vortices

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    Gukov, Sergei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study complex Chern-Simons theory on a Seifert manifold $M_3$ by embedding it into string theory. We show that complex Chern-Simons theory on $M_3$ is equivalent to a topologically twisted supersymmetric theory and its partition function can be naturally regularized by turning on a mass parameter. We find that the dimensional reduction of this theory to 2d gives the low energy dynamics of vortices in four-dimensional gauge theory, the fact apparently overlooked in the vortex literature. We also generalize the relations between 1) the Verlinde algebra, 2) quantum cohomology of the Grassmannian, 3) Chern-Simons theory on $\\Sigma\\times S^1$ and 4) index of a spin$^c$ Dirac operator on the moduli space of flat connections to a new set of relations between 1) the "equivariant Verlinde algebra" for a complex group, 2) the equivariant quantum K-theory of vortex moduli spaces, 3) complex Chern-Simons theory on $\\Sigma \\times S^1$ and 4) the equivariant index of a spin$^c$ Dirac operator on the moduli space of Higg...

  6. Vorticity Preserving Flux Corrected Transport Scheme for the Acoustic Equations

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    Lung, Tyler B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Roe, Phil [University of Michigan; Morgan, Nathaniel R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Long term research goals are to develop an improved cell-centered Lagrangian Hydro algorithm with the following qualities: 1. Utilizes Flux Corrected Transport (FCT) to achieve second order accuracy with multidimensional physics; 2. Does not rely on the one-dimensional Riemann problem; and 3. Implements a form of vorticity control. Short term research goals are to devise and implement a 2D vorticity preserving FCT solver for the acoustic equations on an Eulerian mesh: 1. Develop a flux limiting mechanism for systems of governing equations with symmetric wave speeds; 2. Verify the vorticity preserving properties of the scheme; and 3. Compare the performance of the scheme to traditional MUSCL-Hancock and other algorithms.

  7. Mechanics of Individual, Isolated Vortices in a Cuprate Superconductor

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    Ophir M. Auslaender; Lan Luan; Eric W. J. Straver; Jennifer E. Hoffman; Nicholas C. Koshnick; Eli Zeldov; Douglas A. Bonn; Ruixing Liang; Walter N. Hardy; Kathryn A. Moler

    2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Superconductors often contain quantized microscopic whirlpools of electrons, called vortices, that can be modeled as one-dimensional elastic objects. Vortices are a diverse playground for condensed matter because of the interplay between thermal fluctuations, vortex-vortex interactions, and the interaction of the vortex core with the three-dimensional disorder landscape. While vortex matter has been studied extensively, the static and dynamic properties of an individual vortex have not. Here we employ magnetic force microscopy (MFM) to image and manipulate individual vortices in detwinned, single crystal YBa2Cu3O6.991 (YBCO), directly measuring the interaction of a moving vortex with the local disorder potential. We find an unexpected and dramatic enhancement of the response of a vortex to pulling when we wiggle it transversely. In addition, we find enhanced vortex pinning anisotropy that suggests clustering of oxygen vacancies in our sample and demonstrates the power of MFM to probe vortex structure and microscopic defects that cause pinning.

  8. Transverse commensurability effect for vortices on periodic pinning arrays

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    Reichhardt, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reichhardt, Cynthia J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using computer simulations, we demonstrate a type of commensurability that occurs for vortices moving longitudinally through periodic pinning arrays in the presence of an additional transverse driving force. As a function of vortex density, there is a series of broad maxima in the transverse critical depinning force that do not fall at the matching fields where the number of vortices equals an integer multiple of the number of pinning sites. The commensurability effects are associated with dynamical states in which evenly spaced structures consisting of one or more moving rows of vortices form between rows of pinning sites. Remarkably, the critical transverse depinning force can be more than an order of magnitude larger than the longitudinal depinning force.

  9. Analysis and identification of vortices within a turbulent channel boundary layer flow

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    Maroni Veiga, Adrian Gaston

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    understanding of the drag reduction mechanism is still lacking. Vortices play an important role in turbulence structure. Nevertheless, the identification of vortices is still unclear, not even a universal definition of a vortex is accepted. In the present study...

  10. Baryonic Bound State of Vortices in Multicomponent Superconductors

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    Muneto Nitta; Minoru Eto; Toshiaki Fujimori; Keisuke Ohashi

    2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a bound state of three 1/3-quantized Josephson coupled vortices in three-component superconductors with intrinsic Josephson couplings, which may be relevant with regard to iron-based superconductors. We find a Y-shaped junction of three domain walls connecting the three vortices, resembling the baryonic bound state of three quarks in QCD. The appearance of the Y-junction (but not a Delta-junction) implies that in both cases of superconductors and QCD, the bound state is described by a genuine three-body interaction (but not by the sum of two-body interactions). We also discuss a confinement/deconfinement phase transition.

  11. Vorticity imbalance and stability in relation to convection

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    Read, William Light

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Surface observations ~21 ~D' 't'* d d )NDR) d t 10 4. SYNOPTIC CONDITIONS 5. ANALYTICAL METHODS 13 15 D~b'** ' ly ' ~th 15 b. ~m t 16 1) ~1 2) ~lp d 17 18 1) Nthd fp t ' f 1 20 ~h' 1 ' 1) ~Ct t' 1 p d 2) h d f 2 t t' f 1 d. Thunderstorm... Terms in the vorticity equation (10 s ) at 850 mb for 0000 GMT, 24 April 1975 (NDR & 4 superimposed) 44 LIST OF FIGURES (Continued) Figure Page 21 22 Terms in the vorticity equation at 300 mb (10 s ) for 0000 GMT on 24 April 1975 (NDR 2 4...

  12. THE FORMATION OF CONCENTRIC VORTICITY STRUCTURES IN TYPHOONS Department of Atmospheric Sciences

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    Chang, Chih-Pei

    the interaction between a small and strong inner vortex (the tropical cyclone core) and neighboring weak vortices (the vorticity induced by the moist convection outside the central vortex of a tropical cyclone) a separation distance between the neighboring vorticity field and the core vortex that is within three to four

  13. Quantized vortices in an excitonpolariton K. G. LAGOUDAKIS1

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    Loss, Daniel

    Te microcavity sample was used as in our previous studies3,16,17 . The polariton condensate was created by meansLETTERS Quantized vortices in an exciton­polariton condensate K. G. LAGOUDAKIS1 *, M. WOUTERS2 in an interacting Bose gas at low temperature is superfluidity. First observed in liquid 4 He, this phenomenon has

  14. Vorticity banding in rodlike virus suspensions Kyongok Kang,1

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    Fraden, Seth

    Vorticity banding in rodlike virus suspensions Kyongok Kang,1 M. P. Lettinga,1 Z. Dogic,2 and Jan K. G. Dhont1 1 Institute für Festkörper Forschung (IFF), Weiche Materie, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D

  15. Vortices and Other Topological Solitons in Dense Quark Matter

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    Minoru Eto; Yuji Hirono; Muneto Nitta; Shigehiro Yasui

    2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this review, we discuss various properties of topological solitons in dense QCD matter, with a particular emphasis on the CFL phase exhibiting superfluidity and superconductivity, and their phenomenological implications in terms of the effective field theories such as the Ginzburg-Landau theory, the chiral Lagrangian, or the Bogoliubov--de Gennes equation. The most fundamental topological excitations are non-Abelian vortices, which are 1/3 quantized superfluid vortices and color magnetic flux tubes. They are created at a phase transition or a rotation such compact stars. The intervortex-interaction is repulsive and consequently a vortex lattice is formed. Bosonic and fermionic zero-energy modes are trapped in the vortex core and propagate along it as gapless excitations. The former consists of translational zero modes (a Kelvin mode) with a quadratic dispersion and CP(2) Nambu-Goldstone gapless modes with a linear dispersion, while the latter is the triplet Majorana fermion zero modes. The low-energy effective theory of the bosonic zero modes is a non-relativistic free complex scalar field and a CP(2) model in 1+1 dimensions. The effects of strange quark mass, electromagnetic interactions and non-perturbative quantum corrections are taken into account. Colorful boojums at the CFL interface, quantum color magnetic monopole confined by vortices, which supports the notion of quark-hadron duality, and Yang-Mills instantons inside a vortex as lumps are discussed. The interactions between a vortex and quasi-particles such as phonons, gluons, mesons, and photons are studied. A vortex lattice is shown to behave as a cosmic polarizer. Non-Abelian vortices are shown to behave as a novel kind of non-Abelian anyons. For the chiral symmetry breaking, we discuss fractional and integer axial domain walls, Abelian and non-Abelian axial vortices, axial wall-vortex composites, and Skyrmions.

  16. A direct-write thick-film lithography process for multi-parameter control of tooling in continuous roll-to-roll microcontact printing

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    Nietner, Larissa F

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Roll-to-roll (R2R) microcontact printing ([mu]CP) aims to transform micron-precision soft lithography in a continuous, large-scale, high-throughput process for large-area surface patterning, flexible electronics and ...

  17. COPLANAR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS USING STANDARD PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PROCESSES

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    Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

    COPLANAR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS USING STANDARD PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PROCESSES P.Y. Paik1 , V circuit board (PCB) and 3. Transport and mixing in an "open" microfluidic substrate. Similar to "soft-flow microfluidics, this work allows researchers to easily experiment with discrete-flow microfluidics (digital

  18. Reversible Ratchet Effects for Vortices in Conformal Pinning Arrays

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    C. Reichhardt; D. Ray; C. J. Olson Reichhardt

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A conformal transformation of a uniform triangular pinning array produces a structure called a conformal crystal which preserves the six-fold ordering of the original lattice but contains a gradient in the pinning density. Here we use numerical simulations to show that vortices in type-II superconductors driven with an ac drive over gradient pinning arrays produce the most pronounced ratchet effect over a wide range of parameters for a conformal array, while square gradient or random gradient arrays with equivalent pinning densities give reduced ratchet effects. In the conformal array, the larger spacing of the pinning sites in the direction transverse to the ac drive permits easy funneling of interstitial vortices for one driving direction, producing the enhanced ratchet effect. In the square array, the transverse spacing between pinning sites is uniform, giving no asymmetry in the funneling of the vortices as the driving direction switches, while in the random array, there are numerous easy-flow channels present for either direction of drive. We find multiple ratchet reversals in the conformal arrays as a function of vortex density and ac amplitude, and correlate the features with a reversal in the vortex ordering, which is greater for motion in the ratchet direction. The enhanced conformal pinning ratchet effect can also be realized for colloidal particles moving over a conformal array, indicating the general usefulness of conformal structures for controlling the motion of particles.

  19. A study of vorticity formation in high energy nuclear collisions

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    Becattini, F; Rolando, V; Beraudo, A; Del Zanna, L; De Pace, A; Nardi, M; Pagliara, G; Chandra, V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a quantitative study of vorticity formation in peripheral ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV by using the ECHO-QGP numerical code, implementing relativistic dissipative hydrodynamics in the causal Israel-Stewart framework in 3+1 dimensions with an initial Bjorken flow profile. We consider and discuss different definitions of vorticity which are relevant in relativistic hydrodynamics. After demonstrating the excellent capabilities of our code, we show that, with the initial conditions needed to reproduce the measured directed flow in peripheral collisions corresponding to an average impact parameter b=11.6 fm and with the Bjorken flow profile for a viscous Quark Gluon Plasma with eta/s=0.16 fixed, a vorticity of up to 0.05 c/fm can develop at freezeout. The ensuing polarization of Lambda baryons is at most of the order of 1% at midrapidity. We show that the amount of developed directed flow is sensitive to both the initial angular momentum of the plasma and its viscosity.

  20. Soft Typing PHP Patrick Camphuijsen

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Soft Typing PHP Patrick Camphuijsen Jurriaan Hage Stefan Holdermans Technical Report UU-CS-2009.O. Box 80.089 3508 TB Utrecht The Netherlands #12;Soft Typing PHP with PHP-validator Patrick Camphuijsen@cs.uu.nl Abstract PHP is a popular language for building websites, but also notori- ously lax in that almost every

  1. Detecting vortices in superconductors: Extracting one-dimensional topological singularities from a discretized complex scalar field

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    Phillips, C L; Karpeyev, D; Glatz, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In type-II superconductors, the dynamics of superconducting vortices determine their transport properties. In the Ginzburg-Landau theory, vortices correspond to topological defects in the complex order parameter. Extracting their precise positions and motion from discretized numerical simulation data is an important, but challenging task. In the past, vortices have mostly been detected by analyzing the magnitude of the complex scalar field representing the order parameter and visualized by corresponding contour plots and isosurfaces. However, these methods, primarily used for small-scale simulations, blur the fine details of the vortices, scale poorly to large-scale simulations, and do not easily enable isolating and tracking individual vortices. Here we present a method for exactly finding the vortex core lines from a complex order parameter field. With this method, vortices can be easily described at a resolution even finer than the mesh itself. The precise determination of the vortex cores allows the inter...

  2. The Astrophysical Journal, 702:3949, 2009 September 1 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/702/1/39 C 2009. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

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    Kevlahan, Nicholas

    . The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. SHOCK-GENERATED VORTICITY fields of astrophysics. The form of the IMF plays a central role in subjects as diverse as galactic at low stellar masses with a power-law tail at masses exceeding a solar mass (e.g., Chabrier 2003

  3. Active Vorticity Control in a Shear Flow Using a Flapping Foil

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    Gopalkrishnan, R.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown experimentally that free shear flows can be substantially altered through direct control of the large coherent vortices present in the flow.

  4. Inertial particle trapping in an open vortical flow

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    Jean-Regis Angilella; Rafael D. Vilela; Adilson E. Motter

    2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent numerical results on advection dynamics have shown that particles denser than the fluid can remain trapped indefinitely in a bounded region of an open fluid flow. Here, we investigate this counterintuitive phenomenon both numerically and analytically to establish the conditions under which the underlying particle-trapping attractors can form. We focus on a two-dimensional open flow composed of a pair of vortices and its specular image, which is a system we represent as a vortex pair plus a wall along the symmetry line. Considering particles that are much denser than the fluid, we show that two point attractors form in the neighborhood of the vortex pair provided that the particle Stokes number is smaller than a critical value of order unity. In the absence of the wall, the boundaries of the basins of the attracting points are smooth. When the wall is present, the point attractors describe counter-rotating ellipses in this frame, with a period equal to half the period of one isolated vortex pair. However, their boundaries are shown to become fractal if the distance to the wall is smaller than a critical distance that scales with the inverse square root of the Stokes number. This transformation is related to the breakdown of a separatrix that gives rise to a heteroclinic tangle close to the vortices, which we describe using a Melnikov function. For an even smaller distance to the wall, we demonstrate that a second separatrix breaks down and a new heteroclinic tangle forms farther away from the vortices. Particles released in the open part of the flow can approach the attractors and be trapped permanently provided that they cross the two separatrices. Furthermore, the trapping of heavy particles from the open flow is shown to be robust to the presence of gravity, viscosity, and noise.

  5. Elastic contribution to interaction of vortices in uniaxial superconductors

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    Kogan, Vladimir [Ames Laboratory, DOE; Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

    2013-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The stress caused by vortices in tetragonal superconductors contributes to the intervortex interaction which depends on vortex orientation within the crystal, on elastic moduli, and is attractive within certain angular regions even in fields along the c crystal axis. For sufficiently strong stress dependence of the critical temperature, this contribution may result in distortions of the hexagonal vortex lattice for H||c. In small fields it leads to formation of a square vortex lattice with a fixed H independent spacing. This should be seen in the magnetization M(H) as a discontinuous jump of magnetization at the transition from the Meissner to mixed states.

  6. A turbulence model for buoyant flows based on vorticity generation.

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    Domino, Stefan Paul; Nicolette, Vernon F.; O'Hern, Timothy John; Tieszen, Sheldon R.; Black, Amalia Rebecca

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A turbulence model for buoyant flows has been developed in the context of a k-{var_epsilon} turbulence modeling approach. A production term is added to the turbulent kinetic energy equation based on dimensional reasoning using an appropriate time scale for buoyancy-induced turbulence taken from the vorticity conservation equation. The resulting turbulence model is calibrated against far field helium-air spread rate data, and validated with near source, strongly buoyant helium plume data sets. This model is more numerically stable and gives better predictions over a much broader range of mesh densities than the standard k-{var_epsilon} model for these strongly buoyant flows.

  7. Dissecting Soft Radiation with Factorization

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    Iain W. Stewart; Frank J. Tackmann; Wouter J. Waalewijn

    2015-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    An essential part of high-energy hadronic collisions is the soft hadronic activity that underlies the primary hard interaction. It includes soft radiation from the primary hard partons, secondary multiple parton interactions (MPI), and factorization-violating effects. The invariant mass spectrum of the leading jet in $Z$+jet and $H$+jet events is directly sensitive to these effects, and we use a QCD factorization theorem to predict its dependence on the jet radius $R$, jet $p_T$, jet rapidity, and partonic process for both the perturbative and nonperturbative components of primary soft radiation. We prove that the nonperturbative contributions involve only odd powers of $R$, and the linear $R$ term is universal for quark and gluon jets. The hadronization model in PYTHIA8 agrees well with these properties. The perturbative soft initial state radiation (ISR) has a contribution that depends on the jet area in the same way as the underlying event, but this degeneracy is broken by dependence on the jet $p_T$. The size of this soft ISR contribution is proportional to the color state of the initial partons, yielding the same positive contribution for $gg\\to Hg$ and $gq\\to Zq$, but a negative interference contribution for $q\\bar q\\to Z g$. Hence, measuring these dependencies allows one to separate hadronization, soft ISR, and MPI contributions in the data.

  8. MOTION AND HOMOGENISATION OF VORTICES IN ANISOTROPIC TYPE-II SUPERCONDUCTORS

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    Chapman, Jon

    MOTION AND HOMOGENISATION OF VORTICES IN ANISOTROPIC TYPE-II SUPERCONDUCTORS S.J. CHAPMAN #3; G in an anisotropic superconductor is considered. For a system of well separated vortices, each vortex is found-temperature AMS subject classi#12;cations. 82D55 1. Introduction. Type-II superconductors are characterised

  9. THE MOTION OF SUPERCONDUCTING VORTICES IN THIN FILMS OF VARYING THICKNESS

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    Chapman, Jon

    with superconductor/vacuum interfaces is considered. A vortex is #12;rst shown to intersect such an interface normallyTHE MOTION OF SUPERCONDUCTING VORTICES IN THIN FILMS OF VARYING THICKNESS S.J. CHAPMAN #3; D.R. HERON y MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OXFORD OX1 3LB UK Abstract. The interaction of superconducting vortices

  10. Vortices and Rossby waves in cylinder wakes on a parabolic -plane observed by altimetric imaging velocimetry

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    Afanassiev, Iakov

    , geostrophic and gradient wind velocity, and potential vorticity fields with very high spatial resolutionVortices and Rossby waves in cylinder wakes on a parabolic -plane observed by altimetric imaging in the wake of a circular cylinder are investigated in a rotating parabolic polar -plane fluid. This system

  11. Effects of sample geometry on the dynamics and configurations of vortices in mesoscopic superconductors

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    Kim, Sangbum; Burkardt, John; Gunzburger, Max; Peterson, Janet.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of sample size and cross-sectional shape on vortex nucleation and penetration. As is well known, more vortices enter the sample as the sample size grows. It is also found that if a small indentation is made on the sample boundary, vortices can be made...

  12. Dynamics and control of the system of a 2-D rigid circular cylinder and point vortices

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    Shashikanth, Banavara N.

    Dynamics and control of the system of a 2-D rigid circular cylinder and point vortices Zhanhua Ma dynamically interacting with N point vortices in its vicinity [16] is an idealized example of coupled solid from a fluid mechanics viewpoint as well as a dynamics and control viewpoint. The problem has many

  13. Vortices and Other Topological Solitons in Dense Quark Matter

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    Eto, Minoru; Nitta, Muneto; Yasui, Shigehiro

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this review, we discuss various properties of topological solitons in dense QCD matter, with a particular emphasis on the CFL phase exhibiting superfluidity and superconductivity, and their phenomenological implications in terms of the effective field theories such as the Ginzburg-Landau theory, the chiral Lagrangian, or the Bogoliubov--de Gennes equation. The most fundamental topological excitations are non-Abelian vortices, which are 1/3 quantized superfluid vortices and color magnetic flux tubes. They are created at a phase transition or a rotation such compact stars. The intervortex-interaction is repulsive and consequently a vortex lattice is formed. Bosonic and fermionic zero-energy modes are trapped in the vortex core and propagate along it as gapless excitations. The former consists of translational zero modes (a Kelvin mode) with a quadratic dispersion and CP(2) Nambu-Goldstone gapless modes with a linear dispersion, while the latter is the triplet Majorana fermion zero modes. The low-energy effec...

  14. Manifestations of magnetic vortices in equation of state of Yang-Mills plasma

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    M. N. Chernodub; Atsushi Nakamura; V. I. Zakharov

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The vacuum of Yang-Mills theory contains singular stringlike objects identified with center (magnetic) vortices. Percolation of magnetic vortices is known to be responsible for the color confinement in the low-temperature phase of the theory. In our work we study properties of the vortices at finite temperature using lattice simulations of SU(2) gauge theory. We show that magnetic vortices provide a numerically large contribution to thermodynamic quantities of the gluon plasma in Yang-Mills theory. In particular, we observe that in the deconfinement phase at temperatures T_c energy-momentum tensor. In the confinement phase the vortex contribution is positive. The thermodynamical significance of the magnetic objects allows us to suggest that the quark-gluon plasma may contain a developed network of magnetic flux tubes. The existence of the vortex network may lead to observable effects in the quark-gluon plasma because the chromomagnetic field of the vortices should scatter and drag quarks.

  15. Two-dimensional solitons with hidden and explicit vorticity in bimodal cubic-quintic media A. S. Desyatnikov,1

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    solitons of the type m,-m , whose net vorticity is zero. Stability regions for the vortices of both m, ±m types are identified for m=1, 2, and 3, by dint of the calculation of stability eigenvalues of the cores, there remains a zero-vorticity breather with persistent internal vibrations. DOI: 10.1103/Phys

  16. Generation of large-scale vorticity in a homogeneous turbulence with a mean velocity shear Tov Elperin,* Nathan Kleeorin,

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    Elperin, Tov

    Generation of large-scale vorticity in a homogeneous turbulence with a mean velocity shear Tov by the gradient of the Reynolds stresses is studied. Generation of a mean vorticity in a homogeneous-induced'' deflection of equilibrium mean vorticity and ``Reynolds stress-induced'' generation of perturbations of mean

  17. Manipulating microwaves with magnetic-dipolar-mode vortices

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    Kamenetskii, E. O.; Sigalov, M.; Shavit, R. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL-84 105 Beer Sheva (Israel)

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    There has been a surge of interest in the subwavelength confinement of electromagnetic fields. It is well known that, in optics, subwavelength confinement can be obtained from surface plasmon (quasielectrostatic) oscillations. In this article, we propose to realize subwavelength confinement in microwaves by using dipolar-mode (quasimagnetostatic) magnon oscillations in ferrite particles. Our studies of interactions between microwave electromagnetic fields and small ferrite particles with magnetic-dipolar-mode (MDM) oscillations show strong localization of electromagnetic energy. MDM oscillations in a ferrite disk are at the origin of topological singularities resulting in Poynting vector vortices and symmetry breakings of the microwave near fields. We show that new subwavelength microwave structures can be realized based on a system of interacting MDM ferrite disks. Wave propagation of electromagnetic signals in such structures is characterized by topological phase variations. Interactions of microwave fields with an MDM ferrite disk and MDM-disk arrays open a perspective for creating engineered electromagnetic fields with unique symmetry properties.

  18. Vortices in (2+1)d Conformal Fluids

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    Jarah Evslin; Chethan Krishnan

    2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We study isolated, stationary, axially symmetric vortex solutions in (2+1)-dimensional viscous conformal fluids. The equations describing them can be brought to the form of three coupled first order ODEs for the radial and rotational velocities and the temperature. They have a rich space of solutions characterized by the radial energy and angular momentum fluxes. We do a detailed study of the phases in the one-parameter family of solutions with no energy flux. This parameter is the product of the asymptotic vorticity and temperature. When it is large, the radial fluid velocity reaches the speed of light at a finite inner radius. When it is below a critical value, the velocity is everywhere bounded, but at the origin there is a discontinuity. We comment on turbulence, potential gravity duals, non-viscous limits and non-relativistic limits.

  19. Manipulating Josephson junctions in thin-films by nearby vortices

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    Kogan, V.G.; Mints, R.G.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that a vortex trapped in one of the banks of a planar edge-type Josephson junction in a narrow thin-film superconducting strip can change drastically the dependence of the junction critical current on the applied field, I-c(H). When the vortex is placed at certain discrete positions in the strip middle, the pattern I-c(H) has zero at H = 0 instead of the traditional maximum of '0-type' junctions. The number of these positions is equal to the number of vortices trapped at the same location. When the junction-vortex separation exceeds similar to W, the strip width, I-c(H) is no longer sensitive to the vortex presence. The same is true for any separation if the vortex approaches the strip edges. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Nuclear vorticity and the low-energy nuclear response - Towards the neutron drip line

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    P. Papakonstantinou; J. Wambach; E. Mavrommatis; V. Yu. Ponomarev

    2004-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The transition density and current provide valuable insight into the nature of nuclear vibrations. Nuclear vorticity is a quantity related to the transverse transition current. In this work, we study the evolution of the strength distribution, related to density fluctuations, and the vorticity strength distribution, as the neutron drip line is approached. Our results on the isoscalar, natural-parity multipole response of Ni isotopes, obtained by using a self-consistent Skyrme-Hartree-Fock + Continuum RPA model, indicate that, close to the drip line, the low-energy response is dominated by L>1 vortical transitions.

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - aircraft wake vortices Sample Search Results

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

    Engineering, Virginia Tech Collection: Engineering 36 Proceedings of FEDSM 98 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Summary: is found immediately behind the delta...

  2. australis stars soft: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Since none of the stars of these clusters has shown in the last years significant flux variations in the infrared, these two SGRs do not form bound binary systems with...

  3. arctic soft coral: Topics by E-print Network

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    in the surroundings. Keywords Artificial reefs ? Coral reefs ? Biodiversity ? Multivariate analysis ? Red Sea Introduction Coral reefs worldwide Benayahu, Yehuda 10...

  4. Three-dimensional vortical structures in the wake of a flexible flapping foil

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    Krueger, Matthew J

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project aims to gain a qualitative view of the three-dimensional vortical structures of a flexible flapping foil at Reynolds number 164. Flexible foils were fabricated, coated with fluorescent dye, and towed with heave ...

  5. Manifestations of magnetic vortices in equation of state of Yang-Mills plasma

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    Chernodub, M N; Zakharov, V I

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The vacuum of Yang-Mills theory contains singular stringlike objects identified with center (magnetic) vortices. The percolation of the magnetic vortices is known to be responsible for the color confinement in the low-temperature phase of the theory. In our work we study properties of the vortices at finite temperature using lattice simulations of SU(2) gauge theory. We show that magnetic vortices provide numerically large contribution to thermodynamic quantities of gluon plasma in Yang-Mills theory. In particular, we observe that in the deconfinement phase at temperatures Tc energy-momentum tensor. In the confinement phase the vortex contribution is positive. The thermodynamical significance of the magnetic objects allows us to suggest that the quark gluon plasma may contain a developed network of the magnetic flux tubes. The existence of the vortex network may lead to observable eff...

  6. Tiros III cloud distributions and vorticity patterns over the southeastern United States and adjacent water area

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    Abbott, Graham Ellis

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . ~ . ~ . . . , ~ ~ ~ IV CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REFERENCES . . . a ~ APPENDIX THE OBJECTIVE PROGRAM . 5 15 33 35 36 LIST OF FIGURES No. Page 1. The outer boundary of the grid system utilized and the track of Hurricane Esther, the track of the 300-mb... absolute vorticity advection pattern and superimposed modified nephanalysis 22 9. The 0000 GMT, 19 September 1961 computed 300-mb and 1000-mb contour patterns 23 10. The 0000 GMT~ 19 September 1961 computed 300-mb absolute vorticity edvection pattern...

  7. Wave turbulence and vortices in Bose-Einstein condensation

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    Sergey Nazarenko; Miguel Onorato

    2005-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a numerical study of turbulence and Bose-Einstein condensation within the two-dimmensional Gross-Pitaevski model with repulsive interaction. In presence of weak forcing localized around some wave number in the Fourier space, we observe three qualitatively different evolution stages. At the initial stage a thermodynamic energy equipartition spectrum forms at both smaller and larger scales with respect to the forcing scale. This agrees with predictions of the the four-wave kinetic equation of the Wave Turbulence (WT) theory. At the second stage, WT breaks down at large scales and the interactions become strongly nonlinear. Here, we observe formation of a gas of quantum vortices whose number decreases due to an annihilation process helped by the acoustic component. This process leads to formation of a coherent-phase Bose-Einstein condensate. After such a coherent-phase condensate forms, evolution enters a third stage characterised by three-wave interactions of acoustic waves that can be described again using the WT theory.

  8. Apparatus for suppressing formation of vortices in the coolant fluid of a nuclear reactor and associated method

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    Ekeroth, Douglas E. (Delmont, PA); Garner, Daniel C. (Murrysville, PA); Hopkins, Ronald J. (Pensacola, FL); Land, John T. (Pensacola, FL)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method are provided for suppressing the formation of vortices in circulating coolant fluid of a nuclear reactor. A vortex-suppressing plate having a plurality of openings therein is suspended within the lower plenum of a reactor vessel below and generally parallel to the main core support of the reactor. The plate is positioned so as to intersect vortices which may form in the circulating reactor coolant fluid. The intersection of the plate with such vortices disrupts the rotational flow pattern of the vortices, thereby disrupting the formation thereof.

  9. Apparatus for suppressing formation of vortices in the coolant fluid of a nuclear reactor and associated method

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    Ekeroth, D.E.; Garner, D.C.; Hopkins, R.J.; Land, J.T.

    1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method are provided for suppressing the formation of vortices in circulating coolant fluid of a nuclear reactor. A vortex-suppressing plate having a plurality of openings therein is suspended within the lower plenum of a reactor vessel below and generally parallel to the main core support of the reactor. The plate is positioned so as to intersect vortices which may form in the circulating reactor coolant fluid. The intersection of the plate with such vortices disrupts the rotational flow pattern of the vortices, thereby disrupting the formation thereof. 3 figures.

  10. Constructing Amplitudes from Their Soft Limits

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    Boucher-Veronneau, Camille; Larkoski, Andrew J.; /SLAC

    2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The existence of universal soft limits for gauge-theory and gravity amplitudes has been known for a long time. The properties of the soft limits have been exploited in numerous ways; in particular for relating an n-point amplitude to an (n-1)-point amplitude by removing a soft particle. Recently, a procedure called inverse soft was developed by which 'soft' particles can be systematically added to an amplitude to construct a higher-point amplitude for generic kinematics. We review this procedure and relate it to Britto-Cachazo-Feng-Witten recursion. We show that all tree-level amplitudes in gauge theory and gravity up through seven points can be constructed in this way, as well as certain classes of NMHV gauge-theory amplitudes with any number of external legs. This provides us with a systematic procedure for constructing amplitudes solely from their soft limits.

  11. 3D Printing Electronics

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    Login Register Home Videos Jobs Games 3D Printing Electronics Design Software Designer Edge for 3D Printing · -- B6 Sigma Labs (ticker SGLB) is not the same company as Sigma Technologies

  12. Why is Tin so soft?

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    J. Piekarewicz

    2007-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The distribution of isoscalar monopole strength in the neutron-even 112-124Sn-isotopes has been computed using a relativistic random-phase-approximation approach. The accurately-calibrated model used here (``FSUGold'') has been successful in reproducing both ground-state observables as well as collective excitations - including the giant monopole resonance (GMR) in 90Zr, 144Sm, and 208Pb. Yet this same model significantly overestimates the GMR energies in the Sn isotopes. It is argued that the question of ``Why is Tin so soft?'' becomes an important challenge to the field and one that should be answered without sacrificing the success already achieved by several theoretical models.

  13. Windows XP - LPR Printing

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    dbrown

    2004-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    To print to the math department printers in Windows XP, “Print Services for Unix” must be ... Page 3 ... The wizard will proceed to install "Print Services for Unix". ... Email systems@math.purdue.edu if you need assistance. D. Brown. 7/26/04.

  14. Interactions of vortices with a flexible beam with applications in fluidic energy harvesting

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    Goushcha, O.; Elvin, N.; Andreopoulos, Y. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, The City College of New York, New York, New York 10031 (United States)

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A cantilever piezoelectric beam immersed in a flow and subjected to naturally occurring vortices such as those formed in the wake of bluff bodies can be used to generate electrical energy harvested in fluid flows. In this paper, we present the pressure distribution and deflection of a piezoelectric beam subjected to controlled vortices. A custom designed experimental facility is set up to study the interaction of individual and multiple vortices with the beam. Vortex tori are generated by an audio speaker and travel at controlled rates over the beam. Particle image velocimetry is used to measure the 2-D flow field induced by each vortex and estimate the effect of pressure force on the beam deflection.

  15. Chaotic behavior of three interacting vortices in a confined Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Nikos Kyriakopoulos; Vassilis Koukouloyannis; Charalampos Skokos; Panayotis Kevrekidis

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by recent experimental works, we investigate a system of vortex dynamics in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), consisting of three vortices, two of which have the same charge. These vortices are modeled as a system of point particles which possesses a Hamiltonian structure. This tripole system constitutes a prototypical model of vortices in BECs exhibiting chaos. By using the angular momentum integral of motion we reduce the study of the system to the investigation of a two degree of freedom Hamiltonian model and acquire quantitative results about its chaotic behavior. Our investigation tool is the construction of scan maps by using the Smaller ALignment Index (SALI) as a chaos indicator. Applying this approach to a large number of initial conditions we manage to accurately and efficiently measure the extent of chaos in the model and its dependence on physically important parameters like the energy and the angular momentum of the system.

  16. On the Two-point Correlation of Potential Vorticity in Rotating and Stratified Turbulence

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    Susan Kurien; Leslie M. Smith; Beth Wingate

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A framework is developed to describe the two-point statistics of potential vorticity in rotating and stratified turbulence as described by the Boussinesq equations. The Karman-Howarth equation for the dynamics of the two-point correlation function of potential vorticity reveals the possibility of inertial-range dynamics in certain regimes in the Rossby, Froude, Prandtl and Reynolds number parameters. For the case of large Rossby and Froude numbers, and for the case of quasi-geostrophic dynamics, a linear scaling law with 2/3 prefactor is derived for the third-order mixed correlation between potential vorticity and velocity, a result that is analogous to the Kolmogorov 4/5-law for the third-order velocity structure function in turbulence theory.

  17. Exploration of 3D Printing.

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    Lin, Zeyu

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??3D printing technology is introduced and defined in this Thesis. Some methods of 3D printing are illustrated and their principles are explained with pictures. Most… (more)

  18. Two Species of Vortices in a massive Gauged Non-linear Sigma Model

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    Alberto Alonso-Izquierdo; Wifredo Garcia Fuertes; Juan Mateos Guilarte

    2015-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-linear sigma models with scalar fields taking values on $\\mathbb{C}\\mathbb{P}^n$ complex manifolds are addressed. In the simplest $n=1$ case, where the target manifold is the $\\mathbb{S}^2$ sphere, we describe the scalar fields by means of stereographic maps. In this case when the $\\mathbb{U}(1)$ symmetry is gauged and Maxwell and mass terms are allowed, the model accommodates stable self-dual vortices of two kinds with different energies per unit length and where the Higgs field winds at the cores around the two opposite poles of the sphere. Allowing for dielectric functions in the magnetic field, similar and richer self-dual vortices of different species in the south and north charts can be found by slightly modifying the potential. Two different situations are envisaged: either the vacuum orbit lies on a parallel in the sphere, or one pole and the same parallel form the vacuum orbit. Besides the self-dual vortices of two species, there exist BPS domain walls in the second case. Replacing the Maxwell contribution of the gauge field to the action by the second Chern-Simons secondary class, only possible in $(2+1)$-dimensional Minkowski space-time, new BPS topological defects of two species appear. Namely, both BPS vortices and domain ribbons in the south and the north charts exist because the vacuum orbit consits of the two poles and one parallel. Formulation of the gauged $\\mathbb{C}\\mathbb{P}^2$ model in a Reference chart shows a self-dual structure such that BPS semi-local vortices exist. The transition functions to the second or third charts break the $\\mathbb{U}(1)\\times\\mathbb{S}\\mathbb{U}(2)$ semi-local symmetry, but there is still room for standard self-dual vortices of the second species. The same structures encompassing $N$ complex scalar fields are easily generalized to gauged $\\mathbb{C}\\mathbb{P}^N$ models.

  19. A mass, energy, vorticity, and potential enstrophy conserving lateral fluidland boundary scheme for the shallow water equations

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    Ketefian, Gerard

    A mass, energy, vorticity, and potential enstrophy conserving lateral fluid­land boundary scheme conditions Conservation Energy Vorticity Potential enstrophy a b s t r a c t A numerical scheme for treating. Introduction The use of energy, enstrophy, and/or potential enstrophy conserving numerical schemes

  20. The mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between a shock wave and two counter-rotating vortices

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    Zhang, Yong-Tao

    The mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between a shock wave and two counter the mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between a shock wave and two counter-rotating vortices to the shock interaction with two isolated vortices, in which the sound wave generated by the interaction

  1. Vacancy effects in an easy-plane Heisenberg model: reduction of Tc and doubly-charged vortices

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    Wysin, Gary

    Vacancy effects in an easy-plane Heisenberg model: reduction of Tc and doubly-charged vortices G. M here under the presence of a low concentration of nonmagnetic impurities (spin vacancies). A nearest, a large fraction of the thermally generated vortices nucleate centered on vacancies, where they have

  2. Z2 electric strings and center vortices in SU(2) lattice gauge theory

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    M. I. Polikarpov; P. V. Buividovich

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the representations of SU(2) lattice gauge theory in terms of sums over the worldsheets of center vortices and Z2 electric strings, i.e. surfaces which open on the Wilson loop. It is shown that in contrast to center vortices the density of electric Z2 strings diverges in the continuum limit of the theory independently of the gauge fixing, however, their contribution to the Wilson loop yields physical string tension due to non-positivity of their statistical weight in the path integral, which is in turn related to the presence of Z2 topological monopoles in the theory.

  3. Dispersion equation for water waves with vorticity and Stokes waves on flows with counter-currents

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    Vladimir Kozlov; Nikolay Kuznetsov

    2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The two-dimensional free-boundary problem of steady periodic waves with vorticity is considered for water of finite depth. We investigate how flows with small-amplitude Stokes waves on the free surface bifurcate from a horizontal parallel shear flow in which counter-currents may be present. Two bifurcation mechanisms are described: for waves with fixed Bernoulli's constant and fixed wavelength. In both cases the corresponding dispersion equations serve for defining wavelengths from which Stokes waves bifurcate. Sufficient conditions guaranteeing the existence of roots of these equations are obtained. Two particular vorticity distributions are considered in order to illustrate general results.

  4. Quantized hard-x-ray phase vortices nucleated by aberrated nanolenses

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    Pavlov, Konstantin M. [School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales 2351 (Australia); School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Paganin, David M. [School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Vine, David J. [ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Schmalz, Jelena A. [School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales 2351 (Australia); Suzuki, Yoshio; Uesugi, Kentaro; Takeuchi, Akihisa; Yagi, Naoto [SPring-8/JASRI (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute), Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Kharchenko, Alexander; Blaj, Gabriel [PANalytical B.V., P.O. Box 13, 7600 AA Almelo (Netherlands); Jakubek, Jan [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 166 36 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Altissimo, Matteo [Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, 151 Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168 (Australia); Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Clayton South, Victoria 3169 (Australia); Clark, Jesse N. [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantized x-ray phase vortices, namely, screw-type topological defects in the wave fronts of a coherent monochromatic scalar x-ray wave field, may be spontaneously nucleated by x-ray lenses. Phase retrieval is used to reconstruct the phase and amplitude of the complex disturbance created by aberrated gold nanolenses illuminated with hard x rays. A nanoscale quantized x-ray vortex-antivortex dipole is observed, manifest both as a pair of opposite-helicity branch points in the Riemann sheets of the multivalued x-ray phase map of the complex x-ray field and in the vorticity of the associated Poynting vector field.

  5. Preparation and in situ Characterization of Surfaces Using Soft...

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    in situ Characterization of Surfaces Using Soft-Landing in a Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Preparation and in situ Characterization of Surfaces Using Soft-Landing...

  6. Dynamics of soft Nanomaterials captured by transmission electron...

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    Dynamics of soft Nanomaterials captured by transmission electron microscopy in liquid water. Dynamics of soft Nanomaterials captured by transmission electron microscopy in liquid...

  7. Advanced Soft Switching Inverter for Reducing Switching and Power...

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    lai.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Soft Switching Inverter for Reducing Switching and Power Losses Advanced Soft Switching Inverter for Reducing Switching and Power...

  8. Climatological Ertel's potential-vorticity ux and mean meridional circulation in the extratropical troposphere lower stratosphere

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Climatological Ertel's potential-vorticity ¯ux and mean meridional circulation in the extratropical circu- lation derived for stratospheric conditions is applicable to climatological transport of the climatological meridional gradient and ¯ux of Ertel's potential vorti- city (PV). Application of Tung's ¯ux

  9. Eddy Amplitudes in Baroclinic Turbulence Driven by Nonzonal Mean Flow: Shear Dispersion of Potential Vorticity

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    Smith, K. Shafer

    Sciences, New York University, New York, New York (Manuscript received 13 April 2006, in final form 17 July of potential vorticity (the source of eddy energy) in the zonal and meridional directions are fundamentally. The resulting flux is orders of magnitude higher than in the cross-jet direction, and thus eddy energies driven

  10. The Response of Quasigeostrophic Oceanic Vortices to Tropical Cyclone Forcing BENJAMIN JAIMES AND LYNN K. SHAY

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    Miami, University of

    . Idealized oceanic currents and wind fields derived from observational data acquired during Hurricane Katrina of wind-driven acceleration of oceanic mixed layer (OML) currents rather than a function of the wind anomalies in QG vortices propagate westward with time, deforming the cold wake. Therefore, to accurately

  11. IEEE Visualization Contest 2011 Visualizing Unsteady Vortical Behavior of a Centrifugal Pump

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    IEEE Visualization Contest 2011 Visualizing Unsteady Vortical Behavior of a Centrifugal Pump number 226042. em eg We present our results analyzing a centrifugal pump as a part of the IEEE Visualization Contest 2011. The given data set represents a high resolution simulation of a centrifugal pump

  12. Waves and Vortices of Rust on the Surface of Corroding Steel K. Agladze and O. Steinbock*

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    Steinbock, Oliver

    Waves and Vortices of Rust on the Surface of Corroding Steel K. Agladze and O. Steinbock; In Final Form: September 8, 2000 Two-dimensional wave patterns have been observed on corroding steel plates. A thin layer of oxygen-containing nitric acid covering the surface of the low-carbon steel induces

  13. Physica D 191 (2004) 121136 Wave equation for sound in fluids with vorticity

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    Visser, Matt

    Physica D 191 (2004) 121­136 Wave equation for sound in fluids with vorticity Santiago Esteban illustrate our formalism by applying it to waves propagating in a uniformly rotating fluid where the sound and on the local fluid density and speed of sound. The curved space-time interpretation of the wave equation

  14. Vorticity and Divergence of Surface Velocities Near Shore JEROME A. SMITH

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    Smith, Jerome A.

    Vorticity and Divergence of Surface Velocities Near Shore JEROME A. SMITH Scripps Institution, and nearshore mixing-scale motions are generally undersampled (but see, e.g., Smith and Largier 1995; Johnson m 300 m on a side (Smith 2002a,b). Thus, these data focus more toward the small end of the range

  15. Vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates confined in a multiply connected Laguerre-Gaussian optical trap

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    Abraham, Eric

    Vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates confined in a multiply connected Laguerre-Gaussian optical-Einstein condensate, confined in a multiply connected geometry formed by a Laguerre-Gaussian optical trap. Solving expanding Laguerre-Gaussian condensate with a vortex is calculated and used to derive the interference

  16. NUMERICAL COMPUTATION OF QUANTIZED VORTICES IN THE BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE

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    Du, Qiang

    . The theoretical analysis of many recent experimental work on a single component Bose-Einstein condensate has been of the gas are condensed in the same state for which the wave function minimizes the Gross-Pitaevskii energyNUMERICAL COMPUTATION OF QUANTIZED VORTICES IN THE BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE QIANG DU Abstract

  17. Polaron-like vortices, dissociation transition, and self-induced pinning in magnetic superconductors

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    Bulaevskii, L. N., E-mail: lnb@lanl.gov; Lin, S.-Z. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division (United States)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Vortices in magnetic superconductors polarize spins nonuniformly and repolarize them when moving. At a low spin relaxation rate and at low bias currents, vortices carrying magnetic polarization clouds become polaron-like and their velocities are determined by the effective drag coefficient that is significantly bigger than the Bardeen-Stephen (BS) one. As the current increases, vortices release polarization clouds and the velocity as well as the voltage in the I-V characteristics jump to values corresponding to the BS drag coefficient at a critical current J{sub c}. The nonuniform components of the magnetic field and magnetization drop as the velocity increases, resulting in weaker polarization and a discontinuous dynamic dissociation depinning transition. Experimentally, the jump shows up as a depinning transition and the corresponding current at the jump is the depinning current. As the current decreases, on the way back, vortices are retrapped by polarization clouds at the current J{sub r} < J{sub c}. As a result, the polaronic effect suppresses dissipation and enhances the critical current. Borocarbides (RE)Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C with a short penetration length and highly polarizable rare earth spins seem to be optimal systems for a detailed study of vortex polaron formation by measuring I-V characteristics. We also propose to use a superconductor-magnet multilayer structure to study polaronic mechanism of pinning with the goal to achieve high critical currents. The magnetic layers should have large magnetic susceptibility to enhance the coupling between vortices and magnetization in magnetic layers while the relaxation of the magnetization should be slow. For Nb and a proper magnet multilayer structure, we estimate the critical current density J{sub c} {approx} 10{sup 9} A/m{sup 2} at the magnetic field B Almost-Equal-To 1 T.

  18. Capillary fracture of soft gels

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    Bostwick, Joshua B

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A liquid droplet resting on a soft gel substrate can deform that substrate to the point of material failure, whereby fractures develop on the gel surface that propagate outwards from the contact-line in a starburst pattern. In this paper, we characterize i) the initiation process in which the number of arms in the starburst is controlled by the ratio of surface tension contrast to the gel's elastic modulus and ii) the propagation dynamics showing that once fractures are initiated they propagate with a universal power law $L\\propto t^{3/4}$. We develop a model for crack initiation by treating the gel as a linear elastic solid and computing the deformations within the substrate from the liquid/solid wetting forces. The elastic solution shows that both the location and magnitude of the wetting forces are critical in providing a quantitative prediction for the number of fractures and, hence, an interpretation of the initiation of capillary fractures. This solution also reveals that the depth of the gel is an impo...

  19. The Geometry of Soft Materials: A Primer

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    Randall D. Kamien

    2002-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an overview of the differential geometry of curves and surfaces using examples from soft matter as illustrations. The presentation requires a background only in vector calculus and is otherwise self-contained.

  20. Name: PeopleSoft#: University of Pittsburgh

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    Sibille, Etienne

    Name: PeopleSoft#: 1 University of Pittsburgh HOUSING/FOOD SERVICES CONTRACT This Housing/Food Services Contract (this "Contract") is made by and between the University of Pittsburgh

  1. Soft pion emission from fat flux tubes

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    Kusnezov, D.; Danielewicz, P. (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (USA))

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The emission of pions from multiquark flux tubes is examined as an explanation of the soft pion puzzle. Although the soft pion spectra from the decay of fat flux tubes can account for some low {ital p}{sub {perpendicular}} enhancement, the dependence on the number of involved quarks is too weak to provide a plausible explanation of the observed enhancement in the pion spectrum at low transverse momenta.

  2. Soft Robots DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209540

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    Heller, Eric

    .g., in the metal cylinder of a diesel or spark-ignited engine[9] ), it has not been used to power soft machinesSoft Robots DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209540 Using Explosions to Power a Soft Robot** Robert F. Shepherd for pneu-net actuation provides simple, rapid, co-located power generation, and motion in soft robots

  3. A Real-Time Soft Shadow Volume Algorithm

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    Assarsson, Ulf

    algorithm to generate the hard shadows (umbra). The second pass compensates to provide the softness (penum

  4. Compact organic vapor jet printing print head

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    Forrest, Stephen R; McGraw, Gregory

    2013-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A first device is provided. The first device includes a print head, and a first gas source hermetically sealed to the print head. The print header further includes a first layer comprising a plurality of apertures, each aperture having a smallest dimension of 0.5 to 500 microns. A second layer is bonded to the first layer. The second layer includes a first via in fluid communication with the first gas source and at least one of the apertures. The second layer is made of an insulating material.

  5. Engraving Print Classification

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    Hoelck, Daniel [Instituto de Fisica, P. Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Av. Brasil 2905, Valparaiso (Chile); Barbe, Joaquim [Grupo Felix Klein, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Av. Lib. Bernardo O'Higgins 3363 (Chile)

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A print is a mark, or drawing, made in or upon a plate, stone, woodblock or other material which is cover with ink and then is press usually into a paper reproducing the image on the paper. Engraving prints usually are image composed of a group of binary lines, specially those are made with relief and intaglio techniques. Varying the number and the orientation of lines, the drawing of the engraving print is conformed. For this reason we propose an application based on image processing methods to classify engraving prints.

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    early times, and to determine the effect of viscosity on flow quantities such as the core trajectory and vorticity, and the shed circulation. Vorticity contours, streaklines and...

  7. Experimental analysis of the vorticity and turbulent flow dynamics of a pitching airfoil at realistic flight (helicopter) conditions

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    Sahoo, Dipankar

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    was improved understanding of the fundamental vorticity and turbulent flow physics for a dynamically stalling airfoil at realistic helicopter flight conditions. An experimental program was performed on a large-scale (C = 0.45 m) dynamically pitching NACA 0012...

  8. Chiral vortical wave and induced flavor charge transport in a rotating quark-gluon plasma

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    Jiang, Yin; Liao, Jinfeng

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show the existence of a new gapless collective excitation in a rotating fluid system with chiral fermions, named as the Chiral Vortical Wave (CVW). The CVW has its microscopic origin at the quantum anomaly and macroscopically arises from interplay between vector and axial charge fluctuations induced by vortical effects. The wave equation is obtained both from hydrodynamic current equations and from chiral kinetic theory and its solutions show nontrivial CVW-induced charge transport from different initial conditions. Using the rotating quark-gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions as a concrete example, we show the formation of induced flavor quadrupole in QGP and estimate the elliptic flow splitting effect for Lambda baryons that may be experimentally measured.

  9. Maxwell-Chern-Simons vortices in a CPT-odd Lorentz-violating Higgs Electrodynamics

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    R. Casana; M. M. Ferreira Jr.; E. da Hora; A. B. F. Neves

    2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied BPS vortices in a CPT-odd and Lorentz-violating Maxwell-Chern-Simons-Higgs (MCSH) electrodynamics attained from the dimensional reduction of the Carroll-Field-Jackiw-Higgs model. The Lorentz-violating parameter induces a pronounced behavior at origin (for the magnetic/electric fields and energy density) which is absent in the MCSH vortices. For some combination of the Lorentz-violating coefficients there always exist a sufficiently large winding number $n_{0}$ such that for all $% |n|\\geq |n_{0}|$ the magnetic field flips its signal, yielding two well defined regions with opposite magnetic flux. However, the total magnetic flux remains quantized and proportional to the winding number.

  10. Analytical Derivation of Three Dimensional Vorticity Function for wave breaking in Surf Zone

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    Dutta, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, Mathematical model for generalized nonlinear three dimensional wave breaking equations was de- veloped analytically using fully nonlinear extended Boussinesq equations to encompass rotational dynamics in wave breaking zone. The three dimensional equations for vorticity distributions are developed from Reynold based stress equations. Vorticity transport equations are also developed for wave breaking zone. This equations are basic model tools for numerical simulation of surf zone to explain wave breaking phenomena. The model reproduces most of the dynamics in the surf zone. Non linearity for wave height predictions is also shown close to the breaking both in shoaling as well as surf zone. Keyword Wave breaking, Boussinesq equation, shallow water, surf zone. PACS : 47.32-y

  11. The role of homology in fluid vortices I: non-relativistic flow

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    D. H. Delphenich

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The methods of singular and de Rham homology and cohomology are reviewed to the extent that they are applicable to the structure and motion of vortices. In particular, they are first applied to the concept of integral invariants. After a brief review of the elements of fluid mechanics, when expressed in the language of exterior differential forms and homology theory, the basic laws of vortex theory are shown to be statements that are rooted in the homology theory of integral invariants.

  12. An experimental investigation of leading edge vortical flow about a delta wing during wing rock

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    Nelson, Michael Denis

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    tunnel and water tunnel tests. The hysteresis in the C, versus y, during water tunnel testing, traveled in the opposite direction of the wind tunnel results. Visualization of the water tunnel vortical flowfields provided quantified right and left vortex... locations at specific roll angles during wing rock. The contribution to the rolling moment based on these vortex positions was analyzed. The results show a decrease in rolling moment before reaching the maximum roll amplitude and an increase in rolling...

  13. The mechanics of soft biological composites.

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    Nguyen, Thao D. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Grazier, John Mark; Boyce, Brad Lee; Jones, Reese E. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA)

    2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biological tissues are uniquely structured materials with technologically appealing properties. Soft tissues such as skin, are constructed from a composite of strong fibrils and fluid-like matrix components. This was the first coordinated experimental/modeling project at Sandia or in the open literature to consider the mechanics of micromechanically-based anisotropy and viscoelasticity of soft biological tissues. We have exploited and applied Sandia's expertise in experimentation and mechanics modeling to better elucidate the behavior of collagen fibril-reinforced soft tissues. The purpose of this project was to provide a detailed understanding of the deformation of ocular tissues, specifically the highly structured skin-like tissue in the cornea. This discovery improved our knowledge of soft/complex materials testing and modeling. It also provided insight into the way that cornea tissue is bio-engineered such that under physiologically-relevant conditions it has a unique set of properties which enhance functionality. These results also provide insight into how non-physiologic loading conditions, such as corrective surgeries, may push the cornea outside of its natural design window, resulting in unexpected non-linear responses. Furthermore, this project created a clearer understanding of the mechanics of soft tissues that could lead to bio-inspired materials, such as highly supple and impact resistant body armor, and improve our design of human-machine interfaces, such as micro-electrical-mechanical (MEMS) based prosthetics.

  14. Soft torque rotary system reduces drillstring failures

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    Javanmardi, K.; Gaspard, D. (Shell Offshore Inc., New Orleans, LA (United States))

    1992-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that the use of the soft torque system has significantly reduced torque fluctuations (up to 80%), torsional drillstring vibrations, and bit slip-stick conditions to help reduce drillstring failures and improve penetration rates in deep directional wells. The system was instrumental in eliminating expensive ($5-10 million) drillstring failures on Well SL 531 No. 3, a complex directional well in Mobile Bay. The soft torque rotary system attenuates and interrupts the torsional oscillations of the drillstring and thus prevents the buildup of energy in torsional waves that are reflected back and forth between the bit and the rotary table. The soft torque rotary system can be installed on any rig equipped with an independent electronically driven rotary table or top drive. The system is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

  15. The Double Copy Structure of Soft Gravitons

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    Agustin Sabio Vera; Miguel A. Vazquez-Mozo

    2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The subleading corrections to factorization theorems for soft bremsstrahlung in nonabelian gauge theories and gravity are investigated. Building on recent results, we write the action of the angular momentum operators on scattering amplitudes as derivatives with respect to the Mandelstam invariants to uncover a double copy structure in the contribution of the soft graviton to the amplitude, both in the leading term and the first correction. Using our approach, we study Gribov's theorem as extended to nonabelian gauge theories and gravity by Lipatov, and find that subleading corrections can be obtained from those to Low's theorem by dropping the terms with derivatives with respect to the center-of-mass energy, which are suppressed at high energies. In this case, the emitted gravitons are not necessarily soft.

  16. Soft Physics from RHIC to LHC

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    Peter Steinberg

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The RHIC program was intended to identify and study the quark-gluon plasma formed in the collision of heavy nuclei. The discovery of the "perfect liquid" is an essential step towards the understanding of the medium formed in these collisions. Much of data relevant to this was provided by the study of "soft" observables, which involve many particles of low momentum produced in nearly every event, rather than high momentum particles produced in rare events. The main results related to soft physics at RHIC are discussed, as well as their implications for the physics of the LHC heavy ion program.

  17. Soft-commutated direct current motor

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    Hsu, J.S.

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and circuit is disclosed for soft-commutation of a direct current (DC) motor. An attenuation circuit is connected through auxiliary brushes A, A[prime], B and B[prime] to the commutator (16) to drain circuit from successive armature coils (15) before the main brushes (27, 28) disconnects from each of the coils (15). This prevents the spark generation that normally occurs in conventional DC motors. The attenuation circuit may also be connected before energization of the coil (15) for a soft turning on operation. 13 figs.

  18. Uornputmg Systems in Engineering Vol I. No. I, pp. 51~'~2, 19911 095fi-4,~521/th} $3 IXI+ II.00 Printed in Great Britain (~ 1990 Pergamon Press pie

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    Giles, Mike

    that cannot be viewed using established plotting soft- ware, such as PLOT3D. I PLOT3D was written to visualize of new CFD graphics software. NASA Ames is continuing development of PLOT3D and associated programs Printed in Great Britain (~ 1990 Pergamon Press pie ADVANCED INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION FOR CFD M. GILESand

  19. Content-adaptive lenticular prints

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    Tompkin, James

    Lenticular prints are a popular medium for producing automultiscopic glasses-free 3D images. The light field emitted by such prints has a fixed spatial and angular resolution. We increase both perceived angular and spatial ...

  20. Idea Generation 3D printing

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    Papadopouli, Maria

    2012 Idea Generation 3D printing at nanoscale Cruising on electrical roads Pushing back against Centre micro and nanoscale 15 Taking 3D printing to the nanoscale 18 Fighting cancer with a "lab

  1. Organic vapor jet printing system

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    Forrest, Stephen R

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    An organic vapor jet printing system includes a pump for increasing the pressure of an organic flux.

  2. Soft materials for linear electromechanical energy conversion

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    Antal Jakli; Nandor Eber

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly review the literature of linear electromechanical effects of soft materials, especially in synthetic and biological polymers and liquid crystals (LCs). First we describe results on direct and converse piezoelectricity, and then we discuss a linear coupling between bending and electric polarization, which maybe called bending piezoelectricity, or flexoelectricity.

  3. Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost-Reduction Roadmap for

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    Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost- Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Golden, CO 80401 303-275-3000 · www.nrel.gov Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost- Reduction Roadmap

  4. Russia's Soft Underbelly: The Stability of Instability in Dagestan

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    Walker, Edward W.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of California, Berkeley RUSSIA’S SOFT UNDERBELLY: THEsocrates.berkeley.edu/~bsp/ RUSSIA’S SOFT UNDERBELLY: THEin the North Caucasus and Russia’s weakening hold on the

  5. Biomaterials 24 (2003) 25332540 Fabrication of PLGA scaffolds using soft lithography and

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    Bhatia, Sangeeta

    -aided design and solid free form fabrication, both 3D-printing and lost mold methods have been developed. 3D-Printing

  6. Part removal of 3D printed parts

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    Peña Doll, Mateo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study was performed to understand the correlation between printing parameters in the FDM 3D printing process, and the force required to remove a part from the build platform of a 3D printing using a patent ...

  7. Second Virtual CiSoft Academy; A success! The 2011 CiSoft Academy was

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    with the opportunity to gain invaluable insight on Smart Oilfield Technologies (SOFT) for the digital oilfield more [Smart Oilfield Technology] information to Chevron's talent. It is certainly one of the most

  8. 1 Copyright 2014 by ASME A SOFT COMBUSTION-DRIVEN PUMP FOR SOFT ROBOTS

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    Wood, Robert

    reach output flows up to 40 ml/min. Methane (CH4) combustion is used as the actuation source. The pump + 2H2O + 3.76N2 ­ 891kJ/mol (1) where the energy is released as heat. Air was used instead of pure1 Copyright © 2014 by ASME A SOFT COMBUSTION-DRIVEN PUMP FOR SOFT ROBOTS Constantinos Stergiopulos

  9. PeopleSoft (ERP) Finance Access Request Form User Guide

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    de Lijser, Peter

    PeopleSoft (ERP) Finance Access Request Form User Guide Last Revised: 3/22/11 #12;PeopleSoft ERP Finance Access Request Form User Guide FINAL Last Revised: 3/22/11 Page ii REVISION CONTROL Document Title: PeopleSoft ERP Finance Access Request Form User Guide Author: IT Training & Support File Reference

  10. Design and analysis of a soft prismatic joint by Amelia Tepper Servi.

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    Servi, Amelia Tepper

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis documents the design and analysis of a soft prismatic joint for use in soft robotics. While this joint can be utilized in any soft robot, its immediate application is for Squishbot, a soft robot developed for ...

  11. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 57, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2010 3553 Soft Error and Soft Delay Mitigation Using

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    Sayil, Selahattin

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 57, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2010 3553 Soft Error and Soft Delay of a circuit increases. The increasing use of portable devices and higher demand on battery life has made power

  12. Hole pairing from attraction of opposite chirality spin vortices: Non-BCS superconductivity in Underdoped Cuprates

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    P. A. Marchetti; F. Ye; Z. B. Su; L. Yu

    2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Within a gauge approach to the t-J model, we propose a new, non-BCS mechanism of superconductivity for underdoped cuprates. We implement the no-double occupancy constraint with a (semionic) slave-particle formalism. The dopant generates a vortex-like quantum distortion of the AF background centered on the empty sites, with opposite chirality for cores on the two N\\'eel sublattices. Empty sites are described in terms of spinless fermionic holons and the long-range attraction between spin vortices on two opposite N\\'eel sublattices is the holon pairing force, leading eventually to SC. The spin fluctuations are described by bosonic spinons with a gap generated by scattering on spin vortices. Due to the occupation constraint, there is a gauge attraction between holon and spinon, binding them into a physical hole. Through gauge interaction the spin vortex attraction induces the formation of spin-singlet RVB pairs reducing the spinon gap. Lowering T, there are two crossovers as precursors of the SC transition: at the higher one a gas of holon pairs appears, reducing the hole spectral weight, while at the lower one a gas of spinon pairs also appears, giving rise to a gas of incoherent preformed hole pairs with magnetic vortices in the plasma phase, supporting a Nernst signal. At an even lower T the hole pairs become coherent and SC appears beyond a critical doping. The proposed SC mechanism is not of the BCS-type, because it involves a gain in kinetic energy (lowering of spinon gap) and it is "almost" of the classical 3D XY-type. Since both the spinon gap and the holon pairing originate from the same term in the slave-particle representation of the t-J model, this approach incorporates a strong interplay between AF and SC, giving rise to a universal relation between Tc and the energy of the resonance mode, as observed in neutron scattering experiments.

  13. Pennsylvania Company Develops Solar Cell Printing Technology

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The technology uses Plextronics’ conductive inks that can be printed by manufacturers worldwide to make solar cells, potentially as easily as they might print a newspaper.

  14. Fusion rules and vortices in $p_x+ip_y$ superconductors

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    Michael Stone; Suk Bum Chung

    2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The "half-quantum" vortices ($\\sigma$) and quasiparticles ($\\psi$) in a two-dimensional $p_x+ip_y$ superconductor obey the Ising-like fusion rules $\\psi\\times \\psi=1$, $\\sigma\\times \\psi=\\sigma$, and $\\sigma\\times \\sigma= 1+\\psi$. We explain how the physical fusion of vortex-antivortex pairs allows us to use these rules to read out the information encoded in the topologically protected space of degenerate ground states. We comment on the potential applicability of this fact to quantum computation. Modified 11/30/05 to reflect manuscript as accepted for publication. Includes corrected last section.

  15. Magnetic vortices in a distributed Josephson junction with electrodes of finite thickness

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    Alfimov, G.L.; Popkov, A.F. [F. V. Lukin`s Research Institute of Physicsl Problems, Zelenograd, Moscow, 103460 (Russian Federation)] [F. V. Lukin`s Research Institute of Physicsl Problems, Zelenograd, Moscow, 103460 (Russian Federation)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A distributed Josephson junction with electrodes of finite thickness is considered in the case of high critical current density when the Josephson penetration depth {lambda}{sub {ital j}} is less than the London depth {lambda}{sub {ital L}}. A nonlinear nonlocal equation for steady-state distributions of phase difference {ital cphi} across the junction is derived. In the asymptotical case of thin electrodes an exact nonlinear solution for this equation which corresponds to an isolated at-rest Josephson vortex is found. A numerical investigation of the equation derived is carried out and some static and dynamic characteristics of vortices in such a Josephson junction are represented.

  16. Vorticity generation in creeping flow past a magnetic obstacle Centro de Investigacin en Energa, UNAM, Apartado Postal 34, Temixco, Morelos 62580, Mexico

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    Vorticity generation in creeping flow past a magnetic obstacle S. Cuevas* Centro de Investigación Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA, 44-114 Engineering IV, Los Angeles, California 90095 The generation of vorticity in the two-dimensional creeping flow of an incompressible, electrically conduct- ing

  17. Dynamics of Three Non-co-rotating Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates

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    Vassilis Koukouloyannis; George Voyatzis; Panayotis G. Kevrekidis

    2014-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we use standard Hamiltonian-system techniques in order to study the dynamics of three vortices with alternating charges in a confined Bose-Einstein condensate. In addition to being motivated by recent experiments, this system offers a natural vehicle for the exploration of the transition of the vortex dynamics from ordered to progressively chaotic behavior. In particular, it possesses two integrals of motion, the {\\it energy} (which is expressed through the Hamiltonian $H$) and the {\\it angular momentum} $L$ of the system. By using the integral of the angular momentum, we reduce the system to a two degree-of-freedom one with $L$ as a parameter and reveal the topology of the phase space through the method of Poincar\\'e surfaces of section. We categorize the various motions that appear in the different regions of the sections and we study the major bifurcations that occur to the families of periodic motions of the system. Finally, we correspond the orbits on the surfaces of section to the real space motion of the vortices in the plane.

  18. Soft Theorems from Effective Field Theory

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    Andrew J. Larkoski; Duff Neill; Iain W. Stewart

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The singular limits of massless gauge theory amplitudes are described by an effective theory, called soft-collinear effective theory (SCET), which has been applied most successfully to make all-orders predictions for observables in collider physics and weak decays. At tree-level, the emission of a soft gauge boson at subleading order in its energy is given by the Low-Burnett-Kroll theorem, with the angular momentum operator acting on a lower-point amplitude. For well separated particles at tree-level, we prove the Low-Burnett-Kroll theorem using matrix elements of subleading SCET Lagrangian and operator insertions which are individually gauge invariant. These contributions are uniquely determined by gauge invariance and the reparametrization invariance (RPI) symmetry of SCET. RPI in SCET is connected to the infinite-dimensional asymptotic symmetries of the S-matrix. The Low-Burnett-Kroll theorem is generically spoiled by on-shell corrections, including collinear loops and collinear emissions. We demonstrate this explicitly both at tree-level and at one-loop. The effective theory correctly describes these configurations, and we generalize the Low-Burnett-Kroll theorem into a new one-loop subleading soft theorem for amplitudes. Our analysis is presented in a manner that illustrates the wider utility of using effective theory techniques to understand the perturbative S-matrix.

  19. Scanning Hall Probe Microscopy of Magnetic Vortices inVery Underdoped yttrium-barium-copper-oxide

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    Guikema, Janice Wynn; /SLAC, SSRL

    2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Since their discovery by Bednorz and Mueller (1986), high-temperature cuprate superconductors have been the subject of intense experimental research and theoretical work. Despite this large-scale effort, agreement on the mechanism of high-T{sub c} has not been reached. Many theories make their strongest predictions for underdoped superconductors with very low superfluid density n{sub s}/m*. For this dissertation I implemented a scanning Hall probe microscope and used it to study magnetic vortices in newly available single crystals of very underdoped YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} (Liang et al. 1998, 2002). These studies have disproved a promising theory of spin-charge separation, measured the apparent vortex size (an upper bound on the penetration depth {lambda}{sub ab}), and revealed an intriguing phenomenon of ''split'' vortices. Scanning Hall probe microscopy is a non-invasive and direct method for magnetic field imaging. It is one of the few techniques capable of submicron spatial resolution coupled with sub-{Phi}{sub 0} (flux quantum) sensitivity, and it operates over a wide temperature range. Chapter 2 introduces the variable temperature scanning microscope and discusses the scanning Hall probe set-up and scanner characterizations. Chapter 3 details my fabrication of submicron GaAs/AlGaAs Hall probes and discusses noise studies for a range of probe sizes, which suggest that sub-100 nm probes could be made without compromising flux sensitivity. The subsequent chapters detail scanning Hall probe (and SQUID) microscopy studies of very underdoped YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} crystals with T{sub c} {le} 15 K. Chapter 4 describes two experimental tests for visons, essential excitations of a spin-charge separation theory proposed by Senthil and Fisher (2000, 2001b). We searched for predicted hc/e vortices (Wynn et al. 2001) and a vortex memory effect (Bonn et al. 2001) with null results, placing upper bounds on the vison energy inconsistent with the theory. Chapter 5 discusses imaging of isolated vortices as a function of T{sub c}. Vortex images were fit with theoretical magnetic field profiles in order to extract the apparent vortex size. The data for the lowest T{sub c}'s (5 and 6.5 K) show some inhomogeneity and suggest that {lambda}{sub ab} might be larger than predicted by the T{sub c} {proportional_to} n{sub s}(0)/m* relation first suggested by results of Uemura et al. (1989) for underdoped cuprates. Finally, Chapter 6 examines observations of apparent ''partial vortices'' in the crystals. My studies of these features indicate that they are likely split pancake vortex stacks. Qualitatively, these split stacks reveal information about pinning and anisotropy in the samples. Collectively these magnetic imaging studies deepen our knowledge of cuprate superconductivity, especially in the important regime of low superfluid density.

  20. This document is produced by the University Print Management Team

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    Li, Yi

    University Print Management Team. A Guide To Best Practice Printing #12;This document is produced by the University Print Management Team (UPMT) to raise awareness of printing on campus, and to demonstrate how we managing the print process to reduce cost, waste and to improve the functionality and availability of print

  1. 3D Printing Prof. Hank Dietz

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    Dietz, Henry G. "Hank"

    3D Printing Prof. Hank Dietz TCMS, March 14, 2014 University of Kentucky Electrical & Computer #12;3D With Glue Layers of paper: printed with glue & cut Layers of powder: printed with glue Can also be printed in full color #12;3D Extrusion (RepRaps) FDM: Fused Deposition Modeling FFF: Fused

  2. A mass, energy, vorticity, and potential enstrophy conserving lateral boundary scheme for the shallow water equations using piecewise

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    Ketefian, Gerard

    A mass, energy, vorticity, and potential enstrophy conserving lateral boundary scheme water equations Conservation Energy Potential enstrophy Accuracy a b s t r a c t A numerical scheme profiles with piecewise linear segments (shaved cells) while conserving the domain-summed mass, energy

  3. Gravity Waves in a Horizontal Shear Flow. Part II: Interaction between Gravity Waves and Potential Vorticity Perturbations

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    Farrell, Brian F.

    Gravity Waves in a Horizontal Shear Flow. Part II: Interaction between Gravity Waves and Potential perturbations and propagating internal gravity waves in a horizon- tally sheared zonal flow is investigated. In the strong stratification limit, an initial vorticity perturbation weakly excites two propagating gravity

  4. Interaction of an oblique shock wave with a pair of parallel vortices: Shock dynamics and mechanism of sound generation

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    Zhang, Yong-Tao

    and the mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between an oblique shock wave and a pair of vortices. We is related to the interaction of the reflected shock waves and sound waves. The first mechanism is dominating affected by the interaction of the reflected shock waves and sound waves. © 2006 American Institute

  5. Erratum: ``The Hamiltonian structure of a two-dimensional rigid circular cylinder interacting dynamically with N point vortices''

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    Shashikanth, Banavara N.

    interacting dynamically with N point vortices'' Phys. Fluids 14, 1214 ,,2002... Banavara N. Shashikantha) Department of Mechanical Engineering, MSC 3450, PO Box 30001, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 Joel W. Burdickc) Department of Mechanical Engineering, 104

  6. The Hamiltonian structure of a two-dimensional rigid circular cylinder interacting dynamically with N point vortices

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    Shashikanth, Banavara N.

    The Hamiltonian structure of a two-dimensional rigid circular cylinder interacting dynamically bracket for the dynamics of N point vortices in an unbounded plane. We then use this Hamiltonian structure, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 Jerrold E. Marsdenb) Control and Dynamical

  7. Soft Capacitors for Wave Energy Harvesting

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    Karsten Ahnert; Markus Abel; Matthias Kollosche; Per Jørgen Jørgensen; Guggi Kofod

    2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Wave energy harvesting could be a substantial renewable energy source without impact on the global climate and ecology, yet practical attempts have struggle d with problems of wear and catastrophic failure. An innovative technology for ocean wave energy harvesting was recently proposed, based on the use of soft capacitors. This study presents a realistic theoretical and numerical model for the quantitative characterization of this harvesting method. Parameter regio ns with optimal behavior are found, and novel material descriptors are determined which simplify analysis dramatically. The characteristics of currently ava ilable material are evaluated, and found to merit a very conservative estimate of 10 years for raw material cost recovery.

  8. 3Soft Inc | Open Energy Information

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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 on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpenWende NewSowitec doWinvestFlume Facility JumpApproachSoft Inc Jump

  9. Sandia National Laboratories: Soft Conjugated Polymeric Nanoparticles

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErikGroundbreaking WorkTransformationSiting Siting AtEnergy ReliabilitypowerSoft

  10. Biology and Soft Matter | ornl.gov

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAboutScienceCareers Apply for aCouldBiofuelHelpBiology and Soft Matter

  11. Soft Pion Emission in Hard Exclusive Pion Production

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    Maxim V. Polyakov; Simone Stratmann

    2006-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate hard exclusive reactions on the nucleon with soft pion emission. A parametrization of corresponding hadronic matrix elements in terms of parton distributions for final pion-nucleon state is provided. These distributions are calculated in terms of nucleon and pion GPDs and the pion distribution amplitude via soft-pion theorems. Some observables for the process of hard charged pion production on the proton with soft pion emission are computed.

  12. Soft Sensors for Process Monitoring of Complex Processes

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    Serpas, Mitchell Roy

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    modeling and those based on first principles based modeling (Lin et al. , 2005). There is a very large collection of literature involving the design and application of the former, including current textbooks and state of the art survey papers (Fortuna et... to Fortuna (Fortuna et al. , 2007), the main application of soft sensors for fault detection is still to compare the soft sensor prediction with an actual measurement and not perform fault detection on the soft sensor predictions themselves. A large...

  13. Non-radial instabilities of isothermal Bondi accretion with a shock: vortical-acoustic cycle vs post-shock acceleration

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    T. Foglizzo

    2002-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The linear stability of isothermal Bondi accretion with a shock is studied analytically in the asymptotic limit of high incident Mach number M_1. The flow is unstable with respect to radial perturbations as expected by Nakayama (1993), due to post-shock acceleration. Its growth time scales like the advection time from the shock r_sh to the sonic point r_son. The growth rate of non-radial perturbations l=1 is higher by a factor M_1^{2/3}, and is therefore intermediate between the advection and acoustic frequencies. Besides these instabilities based on post-shock acceleration, our study revealed another generic mechanism based on the cycle of acoustic and vortical perturbations between the shock and the sonic radius, independently of the sign of post-shock acceleration. The vortical-acoustic instability is fundamentally non-radial. It is fed by the efficient excitation of vorticity waves by the isothermal shock perturbed by acoustic waves. The growth rate exceeds the advection rate by a factor log M_1. Unstable modes cover a wide range of frequencies from the fundamental acoustic frequency ~c/r_sh up to a cut-off ~c/r_son associated with the sonic radius. The highest growth rate is reached for l=1 modes near the cut-off. The additional cycle of acoustic waves between the shock and the sonic radius is responsible for variations of the growth rate by a factor up to 3 depending on its phase relative to the vortical-acoustic cycle. The instability also exists, with a similar growth rate, below the fundamental acoustic frequency down to the advection frequency, as vorticity waves are efficiently coupled to the region of pseudosound. These results open new perspectives to address the stability of shocked accretion flows.

  14. Electron acoustic wave driven vortices with non-Maxwellian hot electrons in magnetoplasmas

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    Haque, Q. [Theoretical Physics Division, PINSTECH, P. O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); National Center for Physics Shahdrah Valley Road, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan); Mirza, Arshad M. [Theoretical Plasma Physics Group, Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan); Zakir, U. [Institute of Physics and Electronics, University of Peshawar, and Khyber Pakhtun Khwa 25000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, University of Malakand Chakdara Dir(L), Khyber Pakhtun Khwa 18800 Pakistan (Pakistan)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Linear dispersion characteristics of the Electron Acoustic Wave (EAW) and the corresponding vortex structures are investigated in a magnetoplasma in the presence of non-Maxwellian hot electrons. In this regard, kappa and Cairns distributed hot electrons are considered. It is noticed that the nonthermal distributions affect the phase velocity of the EAW. Further, it is found that the phase velocity of EAW increases for Cairns and decreases for kappa distributed hot electrons. Nonlinear solutions in the form of dipolar vortices are also obtained for both stationary and non-stationary ions in the presence of kappa distributed hot electrons and dynamic cold electrons. It is found that the amplitude of the nonlinear vortex structures also reduces with kappa factor like the electron acoustic solitons.

  15. Spindles and active vortices in a model of confined filament-motor mixtures

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    Head, David A; Gompper, Gerhard

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Robust self-organization of subcellular structures is a key principle governing the dynamics and evolution of cellular life. In fission yeast cells undergoing division, the mitotic spindle spontaneously emerges from the interaction of microtubules, motor proteins and the confining cell walls, and asters and vortices have been observed to self-assemble in quasi-two dimensional microtubule-kinesin assays. Their is no clear microscopic picture of the role of the active motors driving this pattern formation, and the relevance of continuum modeling to filament-scale structures remains uncertain. Here we present results of numerical simulations of a discrete filament-motor protein model confined to a pressurised cylindrical box. Stable spindles, nematic configurations, asters and high-density semi-asters spontaneously emerge, the latter pair having also been observed in cytosol confined within emulsion droplets. State diagrams are presented delineating each stationary state as the pressure, motor speed and motor de...

  16. Gravitational radiation, vorticity and the electric and magnetic part of Weyl tensor

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    L. Herrera; N. O. Santos; J. Carot

    2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The electric and the magnetic part of the Weyl tensor, as well as the invariants obtained from them, are calculated for the Bondi vacuum metric. One of the invariants vanishes identically and the other only exhibits contributions from terms of the Weyl tensor containing the static part of the field. It is shown that the necessary and sufficient condition for the spacetime to be purely electric is that such spacetime be static. It is also shown that the vanishing of the electric part implies Minkowski spacetime. Unlike the electric part, the magnetic part does not contain contributions from the static field. Finally a speculation about the link between the vorticity of world lines of observers at rest in a Bondi frame, and gravitational radiation, is presented.

  17. Controlling the transverse instability of dark solitons and nucleation of vortices by a potential barrier

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    Ma Manjun [College of Science, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310018 (China); Carretero-Gonzalez, R. [Nonlinear Physics Group, Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, Universidad de Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n., E-41012 Sevilla (Spain); Kevrekidis, P. G. [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-4515 (United States); Frantzeskakis, D. J. [Department of Physics, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos, Athens 15784 (Greece); Malomed, B. A. [Department of Physical Electronics, School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv IL-69978 (Israel)

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study possibilities to suppress the transverse modulational instability (MI) of dark-soliton stripes in two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC's) and self-defocusing bulk optical waveguides by means of quasi-one-dimensional structures. Adding an external repulsive barrier potential (which can be induced in BEC by a laser sheet, or by an embedded plate in optics), we demonstrate that it is possible to reduce the MI wave number band, and even render the dark-soliton stripe completely stable. Using this method, we demonstrate the control of the number of vortex pairs nucleated by each spatial period of the modulational perturbation. By means of the perturbation theory, we predict the number of the nucleated vortices per unit length. The analytical results are corroborated by the numerical computation of eigenmodes of small perturbations, as well as by direct simulations of the underlying Gross-Pitaevskii/nonlinear Schroedinger equation.

  18. Low energy dynamics of $U(1)$ vortices in systems with cholesteric vacuum structure

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    Peterson, Adam; Tallarita, Gianni

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss flux tubes in systems with $U(1)$ gauge, and spin-orbit locked $SO(3)_{S+L}$ symmetry. The spin-orbit locking is achieved explicitly in the Lagrangian by introducing a parity violating twist term which causes the spontaneous breaking of $SO(3)_{S+L} \\rightarrow SO(2)$. Additionally, this term causes a spontaneous breaking of the translational symmetry along a particular direction. Thus, the system appears with a cholesteric vacuum under certain conditions of the parameter space. With this term, the system admits $U(1)$ topologically stable vortices with additional structure in the vortex cores. This added structure leads to additional moduli appearing in the low energy dynamics. We determine these solutions and their low energy theory.

  19. Low energy dynamics of $U(1)$ vortices in systems with cholesteric vacuum structure

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    Adam Peterson; Mikhail Shifman; Gianni Tallarita

    2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss flux tubes in systems with $U(1)$ gauge, and spin-orbit locked $SO(3)_{S+L}$ symmetry. The spin-orbit locking is achieved explicitly in the Lagrangian by introducing a parity violating twist term which causes the spontaneous breaking of $SO(3)_{S+L} \\rightarrow SO(2)$. Additionally, this term causes a spontaneous breaking of the translational symmetry along a particular direction. Thus, the system appears with a cholesteric vacuum under certain conditions of the parameter space. With this term, the system admits $U(1)$ topologically stable vortices with additional structure in the vortex cores. This added structure leads to additional moduli appearing in the low energy dynamics. We determine these solutions and their low energy theory.

  20. Iron is the Key to Preserving Dinosaur Soft Tissue

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    grasp. The Evolution of Understanding Previous research findings that identified proteins in dinosaur soft tissue seemed to confirm that the tissue was indeed fossilized...

  1. UNCTIONAL PERFLUOROPOLYETHERS AS NOVEL MATERIALS FOR MICROFLUIDICS AND SOFT LITHOGRAPHY

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    Carter, Kenneth

    UNCTIONAL PERFLUOROPOLYETHERS AS NOVEL MATERIALS FOR MICROFLUIDICS AND SOFT LITHOGRAPHY Jason P photocurable perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs). PFPEs are a unique class of fluoropolymers that are liquids at room

  2. Yield Stress Materials in Soft Condensed Matter

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    Daniel Bonn; Jose Paredes; Morton M. Denn; Ludovic Berthier; Thibaut Divoux; Sébastien Manneville

    2015-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a comprehensive review of the physical behavior of yield stress materials in soft condensed matter, which encompasses a broad range of soft materials from colloidal assemblies and gels to emulsions and non-Brownian suspensions. All these disordered materials display a nonlinear response to an external mechanical forcing, which results from the existence of a finite force threshold for flow to occur, the yield stress. We discuss both the physical origin and the rheological consequences associated with this nonlinear behavior. We give an overview of the different experimental techniques developed to measure the yield stress. We discuss extensively the recent progress concerning a microscopic description of the flow dynamics of yield stress materials, emphasizing in particular the role played by relaxation timescales, the interplay between shear flow and aging behavior, the existence of inhomogeneous shear flows and shear bands, wall slip, and non-local effects in confined geometries. We finally review the status of modeling of the shear rheology of yield stress materials in the framework of continuum mechanics.

  3. Shear banding in soft glassy materials

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    Suzanne M. Fielding

    2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Many soft materials, including foams, dense emulsions, micro gel bead suspensions, star polymers, dense packing of surfactant onion micelles, and textured morphologies of liquid crystals, share the basic "glassy" features of structural disorder and metastability. These in turn give rise to several notable features in the low frequency shear rheology (deformation and flow properties) of these materials: in particular, the existence of a yield stress below which the material behaves like a solid, and above which it flows like a liquid. In the last decade, intense experimental activity has also revealed that these materials often display a phenomenon known as shear banding, in which the flow profile across the shear cell exhibits macroscopic bands of different viscosity. Two distinct classes of yield stress fluid have been identified: those in which the shear bands apparently persist permanently (for as long as the flow remains applied), and those in which banding arises only transiently during a process in which a steady flowing state is established out of an initial rest state (for example, in a shear startup or step stress experiment). After surveying the motivating experimental data, we describe recent progress in addressing it theoretically, using the soft glassy rheology model and a simple fluidity model. We also briefly place these theoretical approaches in the context of others in the literature, including elasto-plastic models, shear transformation zone theories, and molecular dynamics simulations. We discuss finally some challenges that remain open to theory and experiment alike.

  4. Significance of Soft Zone Sediments at the SRS

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    Aadland, R.K.

    2000-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to provide information on the origin, extent and stability of ''soft zones'' in the carbonate bearing strata at the Savannah River Site (SRS). As part of this study, a comprehensive historical compendium of how soft zones have been addressed during the past 47 years at SRS is reviewed.

  5. High-Frequency Resistivity of Soft Magnetic Granular Films

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    permeability was measured and used to predict the power loss expected when granular films are used as high-frequency core materials for film inductors. The power loss is predicted to be lower than that of commercial Ni permeability, power loss, soft magnetic film. I. INTRODUCTION SOFT magnetic granular films are considered ideal

  6. Soft Autonomous Materials --Using Active Elasticity and Embedded Distributed

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    Liang, Haiyi

    Soft Autonomous Materials -- Using Active Elasticity and Embedded Distributed Computation Nikolaus and demonstrate shape changing, and autonomous, sensor-based locomotion using distributed control. We show elasticity in their designs [23]. Here we show soft robots that can autonomously undergo shape-change and gen

  7. Reflection soft X-ray microscope and method

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    Suckewer, Szymon (Princeton, NJ); Skinner, Charles H. (Lawrenceville, NJ); Rosser, Roy (Princeton, NJ)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A reflection soft X-ray microscope is provided by generating soft X-ray beams, condensing the X-ray beams to strike a surface of an object at a predetermined angle, and focusing the X-ray beams reflected from the surface onto a detector, for recording an image of the surface or near surface features of the object under observation.

  8. Soft Failures in Large Datacenters Sriram Sankar and Sudhanva Gurumurthi

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    Gurumurthi, Sudhanva

    Soft Failures in Large Datacenters Sriram Sankar and Sudhanva Gurumurthi Abstract-- A major problem in managing large-scale datacenters is diagnosing and fixing machine failures. Most large datacenter an important issue at large datacenters with minimum human intervention. Soft failures in the datacenter do

  9. Handling Soft Constraints in the Semantic Web Architecture

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    Preece, Alun

    for a service-providing agent to reason about its commitments as soft constraints. The two essential of CIF/SWRL. The soft CSP on- tology is intended to be used with CIF/SWRL, but is also potentially usable to the particular constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) in which the constraint is being applied. In relation

  10. Optimal Soft Arc Consistency M.C. Cooper

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    Winckler, Marco Antonio Alba

    The Valued CSP (VCSP) framework is a generic optimization framework with a wide range of applications. Soft, an essential ingredient of a branch and bound search. But soft AC is much more complex than traditional AC . In this paper, we focus on Weighted CSP (WCSP) where costs are numbers, combined by addition. This VCSP sub

  11. Influence of surface traction on soft robot undulation

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    Liu, David R.

    , assist in human motor tasks, and reduce manufacturing costs. As with natural invertebrates, soft robotsArticle Influence of surface traction on soft robot undulation The International Journal of Robotics Research 32(13) 1577­1584 © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub

  12. Smart Soft Materials DOI: 10.1002/anie.201008252

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    Smart Soft Materials DOI: 10.1002/anie.201008252 Bending and Stretching Actuation of Soft Materials,* and Jayachandran N. Kizhakkedathu* Shape­memory materials (SMMs) and actuators possess the ability to respond, sensors, etc.[3] Traditional SMMs and actuators rely on the properties of bulk material irrespective

  13. Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for Interactive Devices

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    Poupyrev, Ivan

    Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for Interactive Devices Karl D.D. Willis1 d Figure 1: Custom optical elements are fabricated with 3D printing and embedded in interactive), and embedded optoelectronics (d). ABSTRACT We present an approach to 3D printing custom optical ele- ments

  14. Tuned, driven, and active soft matter

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    Andreas M. Menzel

    2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    One characteristic feature of soft matter systems is their strong response to external stimuli. As a consequence they are comparatively easily driven out of their ground state and out of equilibrium, which leads to many of their fascinating properties. Here, we review illustrative examples. This review is structured by an increasing distance from the equilibrium ground state. On each level, examples of increasing degree of complexity are considered. In detail, we first consider systems that are quasi-statically tuned or switched to a new state by applying external fields. These are common liquid crystals, liquid crystalline elastomers, or ferrogels and magnetic elastomers. Next, we concentrate on systems steadily driven from outside e.g. by an imposed flow field. In our case, we review the reaction of nematic liquid crystals, of bulk-filling periodically modulated structures such as block copolymers, and of localized vesicular objects to an imposed shear flow. Finally, we focus on systems that are "active" and "self-driven". Here our range spans from idealized self-propelled point particles, via sterically interacting particles like granular hoppers, via microswimmers such as self-phoretically driven artificial Janus particles or biological microorganisms, via deformable self-propelled particles like droplets, up to the collective behavior of insects, fish, and birds. As we emphasize, similarities emerge in the features and behavior of systems that at first glance may not necessarily appear related. We thus hope that our overview will further stimulate the search for basic unifying principles underlying the physics of these soft materials out of their equilibrium ground state.

  15. Gas bubble dynamics in soft materials

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    J. M. Solano-Altamirano; John D. Malcolm; Saul Goldman

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Epstein and Plesset's seminal work on the rate of gas bubble dissolution and growth in a simple liquid is generalized to render it applicable to a gas bubble embedded in a soft elastic medium. Both the underlying diffusion equation and the expression for the gas bubble pressure were modified to allow for the non-zero shear modulus of the elastic medium. The extension of the diffusion equation results in a trivial shift (by an additive constant) in the value of the diffusion coefficient, and does not change the form of the rate equations. But the use of a Generalized Young-Laplace equation for the bubble pressure resulted in significant differences on the dynamics of bubble dissolution and growth, relative to a simple liquid medium. Depending on whether the salient parameters (solute concentration, initial bubble radius, surface tension, and shear modulus) lead to bubble growth or dissolution, the effect of allowing for a non-zero shear modulus in the Generalized Young-Laplace equation is to speed up the rate of bubble growth, or to reduce the rate of bubble dissolution, respectively. The relation to previous work on visco-elastic materials is discussed, as is the connection of this work to the problem of Decompression Sickness (specifically, "the bends"). Examples of tissues to which our expressions can be applied are provided. Also, a new phenomenon is predicted whereby, for some parameter values, a bubble can be metastable and persist for long times, or it may grow, when embedded in a homogeneous under-saturated soft elastic medium.

  16. INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT (Please Print)

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    Bogaerts, Steven

    Rev. 5/12 INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT (Please Print) STUDENT MUST HAVE A GPA OF 2.0+ AND A MINIMUM OF 64 COMPLETED CREDIT HOURS TO REGISTER FOR AN INTERNSHIP. ALL INTERNSHIPS DONE FOR CREDIT ARE PASS/FAIL. A MAXIMUM OF 10 SEMESTER HOURS OF INTERNSHIP CREDIT IS POSSIBLE. THROUGH A COMBINATION OF INTERNSHIPS

  17. Using Vendor Inquiry in PeopleSoft 8.8 1 Using Vendor Inquiry in PeopleSoft 8.8

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    Barrash, Warren

    Using Vendor Inquiry in PeopleSoft 8.8 1 Using Vendor Inquiry in PeopleSoft 8.8 PeopleSoft 8 Novell user ID and password and click the Sign In button. #12;Using Vendor Inquiry in PeopleSoft 8.8 2 border of your window you will see your user Id. #12;Using Vendor Inquiry in PeopleSoft 8.8 3 In the menu

  18. Effective chiral magnetic currents, topological magnetic charges, and microwave vortices in a cavity with an enclosed ferrite disk

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    Michael Sigalov; E. O. Kamenetskii; Reuven Shavit

    2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In microwaves, a TE-polarized rectangular-waveguide resonator with an inserted thin ferrite disk gives an example of a nonintegrable system. The interplay of reflection and transmission at the disk interfaces together with the material gyrotropy effect gives rise to whirlpool-like electromagnetic vortices in the proximity of the ferromagnetic resonance. Based on numerical simulation, we show that a character of microwave vortices in a cavity can be analyzed by means of consideration of equivalent magnetic currents. Maxwell equations allows introduction of a magnetic current as a source of the electromagnetic field. Specifically, we found that in such nonintegrable structures, magnetic gyrotropy and geometrical factors leads to the effect of symmetry breaking resulting in effective chiral magnetic currents and topological magnetic charges. As an intriguing fact, one can observe precessing behavior of the electric-dipole polarization inside a ferrite disk.

  19. Direct observation of stress accumulation and relaxation in small bundles of superconducting vortices in tungsten thin-films

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    I. Guillamon; H. Suderow; S. Vieira; J. Sese; R. Cordoba; J. M. De Teresa; M. R. Ibarra

    2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the behavior of bundles of superconducting vortices when increasing the magnetic field using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/S) at 100 mK. Pinning centers are given by features on the surface corrugation. We find strong net vortex motion in a bundle towards a well defined direction. We observe continuos changes of the vortex arrangements, and identify small displacements, which stress and deform the vortex bundle, separated by larger re-arrangements or avalanches, which release accumulated stress.

  20. Soft X-Ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Molecular Environmental...

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    Soft X-Ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Molecular Environmental Science Beamline at the Advanced Light Source. Soft X-Ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Molecular...

  1. Does phentolamine mesylate reverse soft-tissue anesthesia after 3% mepivacaine?

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    Silvera, Andreia Minasian

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reversal of soft-tissue anesthesia after dental procedures.following local anesthesia reversal with phentolamineet al. Reversal of soft-tissue anesthesia with phentolamine

  2. Processing A Printed Wiring Board By Single Bath Electrodeposition

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    Meltzer, Michael P. (Oakland, CA); Steffani, Christopher P. (Livermore, CA); Gonfiotti, Ray A. (Livermore, CA)

    2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of processing a printed wiring board by single bath electrodeposition. Initial processing steps are implemented on the printed wiring board. Copper is plated on the printed wiring board from a bath containing nickel and copper. Nickel is plated on the printed wiring board from the bath containing nickel and copper and final processing steps are implemented on the printed wiring board.

  3. Processing a printed wiring board by single bath electrodeposition

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    Meltzer, Michael P. (Oakland, CA); Steffani, Christopher P. (Livermore, CA); Gonfiotti, Ray A. (Livermore, CA)

    2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of processing a printed wiring board. Initial processing steps are implemented on the printed wiring board. Copper is plated on the printed wiring board from a bath containing nickel and copper. Nickel is plated on the printed wiring board from a bath containing nickel and copper and final processing steps are implemented on the printed wiring board.

  4. Can soft biometric traits assist user recognition? Anil K. Jaina, Sarat C. Dassb and Karthik Nandakumara

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    Dass, Sarat C.

    vein scan, facial and hand thermography, ear shape, gait, keystroke dynamics and palm-print are under

  5. Ertel's vorticity theorem and new flux surfaces in multi-fluid plasmas

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    Hameiri, Eliezer [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)] [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Dedicated to Professor Harold Weitzner on the occasion of his retirement“Say to wisdom ‘you are my sister,’ and to insight ‘you are my relative.’”—Proverbs 7:4Based on an extension to plasmas of Ertel's classical vorticity theorem in fluid dynamics, it is shown that for each species in a multi-fluid plasma there can be constructed a set of nested surfaces that have this species' fluid particles confined within them. Variational formulations for the plasma evolution and its equilibrium states are developed, based on the new surfaces and all of the dynamical conservation laws associated with them. It is shown that in the general equilibrium case, the energy principle lacks a minimum and cannot be used as a stability criterion. A limit of the variational integral yields the two-fluid Hall-magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model. A further special limit yields MHD equilibria and can be used to approximate the equilibrium state of a Hall-MHD plasma in a perturbative way.

  6. Particle Concentration At Planet Induced Gap Edges and Vortices: I. Inviscid 3-D Hydro Disks

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    Zhu, Zhaohuan; Rafikov, Roman R; Bai, Xuening

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a systematic study of the dynamics of dust particles in protoplanetary disks with embedded planets using global 2-D and 3-D inviscid hydrodynamic simulations. We implement Lagrangian particles into magnetohydrodynamic code Athena with cylindrical coordinates and explore the behavior of dust grains with sizes spanning more than 6 orders of magnitude --- from the well-coupled to decoupled limits. We find two distinct outcomes depending on the mass of the embedded planet, which is varied between 8 M_earth to 9 M_{J}. In the presence of a low mass planet (8 M_earth), two narrow gaps start to open in the gas on each side of the planet where the density waves shock. Although these gaps are quite shallow, they dramatically affect particle drift speed and cause significant, axisymmetric dust depletion near the planet. On the other hand, a more massive planet (>0.1 M_{J}) carves out a deeper gap with sharp edges, which are unstable to the formation of vortices that later merge into a single vortex. The vort...

  7. A stochastic particle-mesh scheme for uncertainty propagation in vortical flows

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    Le Maitre, Olivier P. [Laboratoire de Mecanique et d'Energetique d'Evry and LIMSI-CNRS, Universite d'Evry Val d'Essonne, 40, rue du Pelvoux, CE 1455, 91020 Evry Cedex (France)], E-mail: olm@iup.univ-evry.fr; Knio, Omar M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218-2686 (United States)], E-mail: knio@jhu.edu

    2007-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A new mesh-particle scheme is constructed for uncertainty propagation in vortical flow. The scheme is based on the incorporation of polynomial chaos (PC) expansions into a Lagrangian particle approximation of the Navier-Stokes equations. The main idea of the method is to use a unique set of particles to transport the stochastic modes of the solution. The particles are transported by the mean velocity field, while their stochastic strengths are updated to account for diffusive and convective effects induced by the coupling between stochastic modes. An integral treatment is used for the evaluation of the coupled stochastic terms, following the framework of the particle strength exchange (PSE) methods, which yields a conservative algorithm. It is also shown that it is possible to apply solution algorithms used in deterministic setting, including particle-mesh techniques and particle remeshing. Thus, the method combines the advantages of particles discretizations with the efficiency of PC representations. Validation of the method on uncertain diffusion and convection problems is first performed. An example is then presented of natural convection of a hot patch of fluid in infinite domain, and the computations are used to illustrate the effectiveness of the approach for both large number of particles and high-order PC expansions.

  8. The Makerbot: Desktop 3D printing

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    Roughan, Matthew

    The Makerbot: Desktop 3D printing Matthew Roughan School of Mathematical Sciences matthew is Lots of maths hidden in something like 3D printing Geometry and Linear algebra ++ Same math used

  9. Isolated and soft-switched power converter

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    Peng, Fang Zheng (Knoxville, TN); Adams, Donald Joe (Knoxville, TN)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An isolated and soft-switched power converter is used for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion. The power converter includes two resonant tank circuits coupled back-to-back through an isolation transformer. Each resonant tank circuit includes a pair of resonant capacitors connected in series as a resonant leg, a pair of tank capacitors connected in series as a tank leg, and a pair of switching devices with anti-parallel clamping diodes coupled in series as resonant switches and clamping devices for the resonant leg. The power converter is well suited for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion applications in which high-voltage isolation, DC to DC voltage boost, bidirectional power flow, and a minimal number of conventional switching components are important design objectives. For example, the power converter is especially well suited to electric vehicle applications and load-side electric generation and storage systems, and other applications in which these objectives are important. The power converter may be used for many different applications, including electric vehicles, hybrid combustion/electric vehicles, fuel-cell powered vehicles with low-voltage starting, remote power sources utilizing low-voltage DC power sources, such as photovoltaics and others, electric power backup systems, and load-side electric storage and generation systems.

  10. High spins in gamma-soft nuclei

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    Leander, G.A.; Frauendorf, S.; May, F.R.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclei which are soft with respect to the ..gamma.. shape degree of freedom are expected to have many different structures coexisting in the near-yrast regime. In particular, the lowest rotational quasi-particle in a high-j shell exerts a strong polarizing effect on ..gamma... The ..gamma.. to which it drives is found to vary smoothly over a 180/sup 0/ range as the position of the Fermi level varies. This simple rule is seen to have a direct connection with the energy staggering of alternate spin states in rotational bands. A diagram is presented which provides a general theoretical reference for experimental tests of the relation between ..gamma.., spin staggering, configuration, and nucleon number. In a quasicontinuum spectrum, the coexistence of different structures are expected to make several unrelated features appear within any one slice of sum energy and multiplicity. However, it is also seen that the in-band moment of inertia may be similar for many bands of different ..gamma...

  11. PAPILLON: Designing Curved Display Surfaces With Printed Optics

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    Poupyrev, Ivan

    . It is based on 3D printed optics, where the surface of the display is constructed as a bundle of printed light Interfaces - Graphical user interfaces; Input devices and strategies. Keywords: 3D printing, fabrication

  12. E-print Network : Main View : Deep Federated Search

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    E-print Network Search Powered By Deep Web Technologies New Search Preferences E-print Network E-print Network Skip to main content FAQ * HELP * SITE MAP * CONTACT US Home * About...

  13. Jet Quenching Parameter Via Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET)

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    D'Eramo, Francesco

    We analyze the transverse momentum broadening in the absence of radiation of an energetic parton propagating through quark-gluon plasma via Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). We show that the probability for picking ...

  14. Design and control of a soft biomimetic batoid robot

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    Cloitre, Audren Damien Prigent

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the work accomplished in the design, experimental characterization and control of a soft batoid robot. The shape of the robot is based on the body of the common stingray, Dasyatidae, and is made of ...

  15. Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics

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    Ferrari, Silvia

    Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics Lin Zhang, Qiming, the dielectric will breakdown electrically. The breakdown limits the electrical energy density of the dielectric electric fields and thus increase their electrical energy densities. The mechanical constraints suppress

  16. Numerical simulations of mine penetration in soft sediments

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    Yao, Zhigang

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is concerned with developing a predictive model for depth of penetration of mines in soft sediments. The primary objective of this numerical study is to model soil resistance as a function of penetration depth using the finite element...

  17. An experimental investigation of mine burial penetration in soft sediments

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    Munim, Mohammed Abdul

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental program was conducted to study the penetration behavior of mines in soft sediment. Model tests were conducted on sediments collected from the Gulf of Mexico seabed. The size of the model mine was approximately one third...

  18. Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated...

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    Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated electron materials Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:00pm SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 226 Jun-Sik Lee Seminar One of the...

  19. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscop...

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    Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscopic Refinement Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:00am SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 322 SSRL Presents Kevin Stone X-ray...

  20. Quantum phases of dipolar soft-core bosons

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    Grimmer, D.

    We study the phase diagram of a system of soft-core dipolar bosons confined to a two-dimensional optical lattice layer. We assume that dipoles are aligned perpendicular to the layer such that the dipolar interactions are ...

  1. MPRINT: VAX printing made simple

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    Worlton, T.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Users with stand-alone personal computers and personal printers usually find printing simple, but on a VAX computer or VAX cluster there may be many printers of different types located in different areas. The print queues set up for these printers may require different form qualifiers and may not all be able to print all documents. This article describes the basic steps a VAX system manager should take in setting up and managing print queues on a VAX and tells how to access these queues from a VAX, Unix, Macintosh, or DOS Computer. It gives a basic overview, but includes several helpful items that are obscure or completely undocumented. Following this overview, there is a description of a Fortran program, MPRINT, written to simplify printing for users. The MPRINT program simplifies the choice of printers and print forms for users of VAX print queues by allowing them to select from a one line per queue menu. The menu includes queue descriptions and only lists printers which can correctly print the specified file. MPRINT selects the correct form to use based on file type and maximum record length of the file. MPRINT may be useful at your site, and provides examples of a number of system services. MPRINT includes routines to do a user open of a file and get information from the File and Record Access Blocks (FAB and RAB), and a routine to obtain information about print queues. There are also routines to parse a file name, detab a character buffer, and trim trailing nulls and blanks from a character string.

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - alveolar soft part Sample Search Results

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    flow profiles during inspiration and expiration and alveolar ventilation by out-of-phase HFO... of alveolar lung tissue. time constants. The result is a "sloshing" motion of air...

  3. adult soft-tissue sarcoma: Topics by E-print Network

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    follow-up, 29 MRSA clinical infections occurred in 25 participants. In multivariate analysis, MRSA clinical infection was significantly associated with MRSA colonization of the...

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult metachronous soft Sample Search Results

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    Collection: Mathematics 10 ARTICLE IN PRESS 1 Force production during pereiopod power strokes in Summary: particular predator (see Eiane et al., 2002). 54 The escape is...

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    8 CLASSIFICATION: Social: Anthropology TITLE: Kusunda: an Indo-Pacific language in Nepal Summary: , Bauzi ai, Gresi aya, Nimboran aya, Taikat aya, Yuri ay, Dera aya,...

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    of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition... Light Fields and Coded Aperture Refocusing, in proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 (ACM Transactions... - denheimer,...

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    3: Sagittal T2WI MR FS image shows ... Source: Jacob, Mathews - Departments of Biomedical Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester...

  8. University of Sheffield Sustainable Print Policy 2013

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    Martin, Stephen John

    produced, print consumables used, the number of personal printing devices on campus. 3. It applies to all screen or via projection at meetings, use of personal devices such as laptop computers or tablets. 9 printing devices whether connected to the network, connected locally via desktop computing, photocopiers

  9. Soft-x-ray spectroscopy study of nanoscale materials

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    Guo, J.-H.

    2005-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to control the particle size and morphology of nanoparticles is of crucial importance nowadays both from a fundamental and industrial point of view considering the tremendous amount of high-tech applications. Controlling the crystallographic structure and the arrangement of atoms along the surface of nanostructured material will determine most of its physical properties. In general, electronic structure ultimately determines the properties of matter. Soft X-ray spectroscopy has some basic features that are important to consider. X-ray is originating from an electronic transition between a localized core state and a valence state. As a core state is involved, elemental selectivity is obtained because the core levels of different elements are well separated in energy, meaning that the involvement of the inner level makes this probe localized to one specific atomic site around which the electronic structure is reflected as a partial density-of-states contribution. The participation of valence electrons gives the method chemical state sensitivity and further, the dipole nature of the transitions gives particular symmetry information. The new generation synchrotron radiation sources producing intensive tunable monochromatized soft X-ray beams have opened up new possibilities for soft X-ray spectroscopy. The introduction of selectively excited soft X-ray emission has opened a new field of study by disclosing many new possibilities of soft X-ray resonant inelastic scattering. In this paper, some recent findings regarding soft X-ray absorption and emission studies of various nanostructured systems are presented.

  10. Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star

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    C. Peralta; A. Melatos; M. Giacobello; A. Ooi

    2006-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the global transition from a turbulent state of superfluid vorticity to a laminar state, and vice versa, in the outer core of a neutron star. By solving numerically the hydrodynamic Hall-Vinen-Bekarevich-Khalatnikov equations for a rotating superfluid in a differentially rotating spherical shell, we find that the meridional counterflow driven by Ekman pumping exceeds the Donnelly-Glaberson threshold throughout most of the outer core, exciting unstable Kelvin waves which disrupt the rectilinear vortex array, creating a vortex tangle. In the turbulent state, the torque exerted on the crust oscillates, and the crust-core coupling is weaker than in the laminar state. This leads to a new scenario for the rotational glitches observed in radio pulsars: a vortex tangle is sustained in the differentially rotating outer core by the meridional counterflow, a sudden spin-up event brings the crust and core into corotation, the vortex tangle relaxes back to a rectilinear vortex array, then the crust spins down electromagnetically until enough meridional counterflow builds up to reform a vortex tangle. The turbulent-laminar transition can occur uniformly or in patches; the associated time-scales are estimated from vortex filament theory. We calculate numerically the global structure of the flow with and without an inviscid superfluid component, for Hall-Vinen and Gorter-Mellink forms of the mutual friction. We also calculate the post-glitch evolution of the angular velocity of the crust and its time derivative, and compare the results with radio pulse timing data, predicting a correlation between glitch activity and Reynolds number.

  11. 2013 CiSoft Virtual Academy The 2013 CiSoft Academy, a one day workshop that provides select Chevron

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    Oilfield Technologies (SOFT), was held on July 15, 2013. The Academy was conducted virtually to allow in the oilfield. Interns were then split into teams and were given competition questions based on information from

  12. Dispenser Printed Zinc Microbattery with an Ionic Liquid Gel Electrolyte

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    Ho, Christine Chihfan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    using dispenser printing including (a) 3D polymer molds, (b)using dispenser printing including (a) 3D polymer molds, (b)

  13. antennarius striatus shaw: Topics by E-print Network

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    Sciences Websites Summary: 'real' and virtual). ART Decorative Arts Lharne Shaw, 3D Printing of Relief Forms onto Ceramic Tiles 3D printing of relief forms onto ceramic...

  14. aligned single wall: Topics by E-print Network

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    Page Topic Index 1 Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned...

  15. Printing a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation (Text Version) |...

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    video Printing a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation highlighting the demonstration of 3D printing to create a working electric vehicle, live during the International Manufacturing...

  16. Dispenser Printed Zinc Microbattery with an Ionic Liquid Gel Electrolyte

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    Ho, Christine Chihfan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ink-jet printed carbon supercapacitor electrodes on gold,Ink-jet printed carbon supercapacitor electrodes on gold,Microcapacitors Thin film supercapacitor (TFSC) research has

  17. asce structural division: Topics by E-print Network

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    ABSTRACT Using modular construction equipment and additive manufacturing (3D printing) techniques large-scale 3D printing have been developed and tested in earth-based...

  18. Disposable Carbon Nanotube Modified Screen-Printed Biosensor...

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    Carbon Nanotube Modified Screen-Printed Biosensor for Amperometric Detection of Organophosphorus Pesticides and Nerve Disposable Carbon Nanotube Modified Screen-Printed Biosensor...

  19. Similarity, entropy and subsethood measures based on cardinality of soft hybrid sets

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    R?dvan ?ahin

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The real world is inherently uncertain, imprecise and vague. Soft set theory was firstly introduced by Molodtsov in 1999 as a general mathematical tool for dealing with uncertainties, not clearly defined objects. A soft set consists of two parts which are parameter set and approximate value set. So while talking about any property on a soft set, it is notable to consider that each parts should be evaluated separately. In this paper, by taking into account this case, we firstly define the concept of cardinality of soft hybrid sets which are soft set, fuzzy soft set, fuzzy parameterized soft set and fuzzy parameterized fuzzy soft set. Then we discuss the entropy, similarity and subsethood measures based on cardinality in a soft hybrid set, and investigate the relationships among these concepts as well as related examples. Finally, we present an application which is a representation method based on cardinality of a soft hybrid space.

  20. Business Agreements Printing & Mail Services

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    Business Agreements Storehouse Printing & Mail Services Receiving Equipment Management Director Planning/ Resource Planning Space ManagementAccounting Services Student Business Services Education Administration Finance and Business Operations Organization Risk Management Finance & Business Operations

  1. Conditional averaging on volumetric velocity fields for analysis of the pseudo-periodic organization of jet-in-crossflow vortices

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    Cambonie, Tristan

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volumetric velocimetry measurements have been performed on a round jet in crossflow (JICF). Two kind of conditional averaging process are presented : a global conditional average (GCA) and a local conditional average (LCA). Vortices crossing the JICF symmetry plane are used to quantify the jet pseudo-periodicity leading to the GCA and LCA definitions. Because they make possible to improve the velocity field resolution as well as to significantly reduce the experimental noise, these conditional averages are an interesting and efficient way to study the instantaneous swirling structures of this instantaneous flow.

  2. FSU Office of Research Program in Interdisciplinary Computing (PIC) What is 3D printing?

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    Ronquist, Fredrik

    (PIC) What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a process of making. 3D printing is distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly organs, meat, circuit boards and batteries. 3D printing impacts nearly every

  3. VOLUME 77, NUMBER 20 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 11 NOVEMBER 1996 One-Dimensional Localization of Quantum Vortices in Disordered Josephson Junction Arrays

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    van Oudenaarden, Alexander

    -Dimensional Localization of Quantum Vortices in Disordered Josephson Junction Arrays Alexander van Oudenaarden, S. J. K-dimensional arrays of Josephson junctions was studied experimentally. The vortices localize in disordered arrays of Josephson junctions. The great advantage of these systems is that disorder can be introduced in a very

  4. VOLUME 83, NUMBER 11 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 13 SEPTEMBER 1999 Vortex Motion Driven by a Background Vorticity Gradient

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    Schecter, David

    on the case where zb is positive, cylindrically symmetric, and monotonically decreasing at t 0, making clumps on planets with strong zonal winds, with holes in vorticity troughs, and clumps on vorticity peaks [9 focus on cylindrical geometry, where the flow conserves canonical angular momentum, Pu R d2 r zr2

  5. Surface tension and contact with soft elastic solids

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    Robert W. Style; Callen Hyland; Rostislav Boltyanskiy; John S. Wettlaufer; Eric R. Dufresne

    2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Johnson-Kendall-Robert (JKR) theory is the basis of modern contact mechanics. It describes how two deformable objects adhere together, driven by adhesion energy and opposed by elasticity. However, it does not include solid surface tension, which also opposes adhesion by acting to flatten the surface of soft solids. We tested JKR theory to see if solid surface tension affects indentation behaviour. Using confocal microscopy, we characterised the indentation of glass particles into soft, silicone substrates. While JKR theory held for particles larger than a critical, elastocapillary lengthscale, it failed for smaller particles. Instead, adhesion of small particles mimicked the adsorption of particles at a fluid interface, with a size-independent contact angle between the undeformed surface and the particle given by a generalised version of Young's law. A simple theory quantitatively captures this behaviour, and explains how solid surface tension dominates elasticity for small-scale indentation of soft materials.

  6. Ultra-soft fermionic excitation at finite chemical potential

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    Jean-Paul Blaizot; Daisuke Satow

    2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been suggested previously that an ultra-soft fermionic excitation develops, albeit with a small spectral weight, in a system of massless fermions and scalar bosons with Yukawa interaction at high temperature ($T$). In this paper we study how this excitation is modified at finite chemical potential ($\\mu$). We relate the existence of the ultra-soft mode to symmetries, in particular charge conjugation, and a supersymmetry of the free system which is spontaneously broken by finite temperature and finite density effects, as argued earlier by Lebedev and Smilga. A non vanishing chemical potential breaks both symmetries explicitly, and maximally at zero temperature where the mode ceases to exist. A detailed calculation indicates that the ultra-soft excitation persists as long as $T\\gtrsim \\mu$.

  7. Printing | 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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy UsageAUDITVehicles »ExchangeDepartment of EnergyPowering Curiosity: LabPrinting

  8. CAN 3D PRINTING REVOLUTIONIZE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING? A DELPHI STUDY

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    CAN 3D PRINTING REVOLUTIONIZE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING? A DELPHI STUDY ­ Master Thesis Proposal ­ BACKGROUND 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) is not an entirely new phenomenon. First introduced and president of Foxconn, calls it a nice "gimmick" and even Nick Allen, founder of 3D printing company 3D Print

  9. Soft Constraints for Quality Aspects in Service Oriented Architectures

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    Bistarelli, Stefano; 10.4204/EPTCS.2.5

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose the use of Soft Constraints as a natural way to model Service Oriented Architecture. In the framework, constraints are used to model components and connectors and constraint aggregation is used to represent their interactions. The "quality of a service" is measured and considered when performing queries to service providers. Some examples consist in the levels of cost, performance and availability required by clients. In our framework, the QoS scores are represented by the softness level of the constraint and the measure of complex (web) services is computed by combining the levels of the components.

  10. acute cerebral stroke: Topics by E-print Network

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    of embedded vortices in cerebral aneurysms under variable inflow rates during the cardiac cycle. Byrne, Greg 2013-01-01 82 Cognitive Effects on the Neurophysiology and Biomechanics...

  11. Science, not Hollywood or Starbucks, is America's best soft power

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    diplomacy with Muslim-majority countries, which would complement efforts to promote human rights. By Ahmed on building better and broader relations with the Muslim world and beyond. I felt the full force of this soft, appointed by President Obama as America's first science envoy to the Middle East, I embarked on a diplomatic

  12. Organic Embedded Architecture for Sustainable FPGA Soft-Core Processors

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    DeMara, Ronald F.

    Organic Embedded Architecture for Sustainable FPGA Soft-Core Processors KENING ZHANG, JAAFAR ________________________________________________________________________ An Organic Embedded System (OES) architecture is developed for sustainable performance using SRAM-based Field. In addition to simulation, the proposed OES architecture synthesized from HDL was prototyped on Xilinx Virtex

  13. Biomimetic ratcheting motion of a soft, slender, sessile gel

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    Chaudhury, Manoj K.

    Biomimetic ratcheting motion of a soft, slender, sessile gel L. Mahadevan* , S. Daniel , and M. K, just as in a mechanical ratchet. Worms use a combination of unidirectional waves and the inequality­heal cycle in response to periodic unidirectional pulses producing a material ratchet (1, 4); snakes use

  14. Senior Systems Analyst-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Posting Details

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    Liblit, Ben

    and emerging technologies. This position may lead and coordinate the design, development, and implementation assurance and testing activities required to maintain business solutions. This position reportsSenior Systems Analyst-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Posting Details Posting Details Position Title

  15. Soft commutated direct current motor [summary of proposed paper

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    Hsu, John S.

    1998-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel soft commutated direct current (DC) motor is introduced. The current of the commutated coil is intentionally drained before the brush disconnects the coil. This prevents the spark generation that normally occurs in conventional DC motors. A similar principle can be applied for DC generators.

  16. Lensless imaging of nanoporous glass with soft X-rays

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    Turner, Joshua J.; Nelson, Johanna; Huang, Xiaojing; Steinbrener, Jan; Jacobsen, Chris

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coherent soft X-ray diffraction has been used to image nanoporous glass structure in two dimensions using different methods. The merit of the reconstructions was judged using a new method of Fourier phase correlation with a final, refined image. The porous structure was found to have a much larger average size then previously believed.

  17. Direct Imaging of Soft-Hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene

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    Frenklach, Michael

    Direct Imaging of Soft-Hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Zonghoon Lee,*, Ki-Joon Jeon,*, Albert. We show that graphene, a single atomic layer of sp2 -bonded carbon atoms, can be employed capability. Our findings reveal the unique potential of graphene as an ideal support film for atomic

  18. Digital microfluidics using soft lithography{ John Paul Urbanski,a

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    Amarasinghe, Saman

    Digital microfluidics using soft lithography{ John Paul Urbanski,a William Thies,b Christopher published as an Advance Article on the web 29th November 2005 DOI: 10.1039/b510127a Although microfluidic software to drive the pumps, valves, and electrodes used to manipulate fluids in microfluidic devices

  19. Infrared Observations of Soft GammaRay Repeaters

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    Smith, Ian Andrew

    Infrared Observations of Soft Gamma­Ray Repeaters I. A. Smith Department of Space Physics been found for SGR 0525--66. This paper gives a brief overview of some recent and ongoing infrared observing programs. For a more detailed review article, see Smith (1997) [2]. INFRARED SPECTRA OF SGR 1806

  20. Training Guide PeopleSoft Procurement Card 9.0

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    Training Guide PeopleSoft Procurement Card 9.0 Contents Using the Procurement Card Module: ...................................... 42 #12;#12;Training Guide Page 1 Using the Procurement Card Module In order to provide a paperless setup and W9's are no longer a requirement #12;Training Guide Page 2 Upon completion of this lesson, you

  1. Ultra-high Resolution Optics for EUV and Soft X-ray Inelastic Scattering

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    Voronov, Dmitry L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    16. Yu. Shvyd’ko, X-Ray Optics, Berlin: Springer-Verlag,Ultra-high Resolution Optics for EUV and Soft X-rayspectral resolution soft x-ray optics. Conventionally in the

  2. Lecture 10. Shallow water equations and potential vorticity Geostrophy and hydrostatic balance gives us great intuition for how the ocean organizes itself, but

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    Thompson, Andrew

    Lecture 10. Shallow water equations and potential vorticity Geostrophy and hydrostatic balance balance, which ignores vertical accelerations: p z = -0g. (104) We can then integrate this equation of the material derivative can be re-written as h t + h · (uh) = 0. (111) Equations (106) and (111

  3. The dynamics of the gradient of potential vorticity This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.

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    Gibbon, J. D.

    frozen into the flow. Figure 1 shows (model assimilated) satellite data for contours of potential Fast Track Communication Figure 1. A typical snapshot of satellite data taken every 6 h of the Northern to satellite observations of potential vorticity and potential temperature at the tropopause. PACS numbers: 47

  4. One-dimensional Mott localization of quantum vortices in Josephson-junction arrays A. van Oudenaarden, B. van Leeuwen, M. P. M. Robbens, and J. E. Mooij

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    van Oudenaarden, Alexander

    One-dimensional Mott localization of quantum vortices in Josephson-junction arrays A. van long and narrow arrays of small Josephson junctions is studied experimentally. We investigate for electrons and a superfluid phase for bosons. One- dimensional Josephson-junction arrays are very suitable

  5. 3D Printing of Scintillating Materials

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    Mishnayot, Y; Cooperstein, I; Magdassi, S; Ron, G

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate, for the first time, the applicability of 3D printing technique to the manufacture of scintillation detectors. We report of a formulation, usable in stereolithographic printing, that exhibits scintillation efficiency on the order of 30\\% of that of commercial polystyrene based scintillators. We discuss the applicability of these techniques and propose future enhancements that will allow tailoring the printed scintillation detectors to various application.

  6. 3D Printing of Scintillating Materials

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    Y. Mishnayot; M. Layani; I. Cooperstein; S. Magdassi; G. Ron

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate, for the first time, the applicability of 3D printing technique to the manufacture of scintillation detectors. We report of a formulation, usable in stereolithographic printing, that exhibits scintillation efficiency on the order of 30\\% of that of commercial polystyrene based scintillators. We discuss the applicability of these techniques and propose future enhancements that will allow tailoring the printed scintillation detectors to various application.

  7. A Geometry-based Soft Shadow Volume Algorithm using Graphics Hardware

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    . A soft shadow consists of an umbra, which is a region where no light can reach directly from the light

  8. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy A Real-Time Soft Shadow

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    Assarsson, Ulf

    the hard shadows (umbra). The second pass compensates to provide the softness (penum- bra). This is done

  9. 3D PRINTING FOR END PRODUCTS.

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    Morales Cantú, Karina Marisol

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? Our aim is to answer whether or not 3D printing is capable of achieving mass customization and mass production, since answering this might help… (more)

  10. GENTLE IONISATION AND VIOLENT BREAK-UP OF MOLECULES USING SOFT X-RAYS

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    Bapat, Bhas

    GENTLE IONISATION AND VIOLENT BREAK-UP OF MOLECULES USING SOFT X-RAYS Bhas Bapat PRL, Ahmedabad RRCAT Indore, June 2012 BHAS BAPAT (PRL, AHMEDABAD) BREAK-UP OF MOLECULES USING SOFT X-RAYS RRCAT INDORE INVESTIGATED RECENT RESULTS BHAS BAPAT (PRL, AHMEDABAD) BREAK-UP OF MOLECULES USING SOFT X-RAYS RRCAT INDORE

  11. Soft-core Processor Customization using the Design of Experiments David Sheldon, Frank Vahid*, Stefano Lonardi

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    Lonardi, Stefano

    by the analysis in turn drives a soft-core tuning heuristic. We show that using DoE to sort the parameters by 40-45% by using predictive tuning methods already built into a DoE tool. 1. Introduction Soft-coreSoft-core Processor Customization using the Design of Experiments Paradigm David Sheldon, Frank

  12. Soft-Decision-and-Forward Protocol for Cooperative Communication Networks Based on Alamouti Code

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    No, Jong-Seon

    protocol called soft-decision-and- forward (SDF) is introduced. SDF protocol exploits the soft decision with low decoding complexity are proposed. From simulations, it can be seen that SDF protocol outperforms protocol called soft-decision- and-forward (SDF) is introduced. Unlike AF and DF protocols, SDF protocol

  13. Soft budget constraints, transition and ...nancial Mathias Dewatripont and Grard Roland*

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Soft budget constraints, transition and ...nancial systems Mathias Dewatripont and Gérard Roland thank Werner Güth for extensive comments on a ...rst draft. 1 #12;1 Introduction "Soft budget of the concept of soft budget constraints is now also acknowledged beyond socialist economies, due to well known

  14. A microfluidic microbial fuel cell fabricated by soft lithography Fang Qian a,b,

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    A microfluidic microbial fuel cell fabricated by soft lithography Fang Qian a,b, , Zhen He c microfluidic microbial fuel cell (MFC) platform built by soft-lithography tech- niques. The MFC design includes a unique sub-5 lL polydimethylsiloxane soft chamber featuring carbon cloth electrodes and microfluidic

  15. SOFT X-RAY EMISSIONS FROM PLANETS, MOONS, AND COMETS A. Bhardwaj(1)

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    Johnson, Robert E.

    SOFT X-RAY EMISSIONS FROM PLANETS, MOONS, AND COMETS A. Bhardwaj(1) , G. R. Gladstone(2) , R. F to radiate in the soft x-ray energy ( the generation of soft x-rays from these objects, whereas in the hard x-ray energy range (>10 keV) x-rays mainly

  16. Soft-X-Ray-Charged Vertical Electrets and Its Application to Electrostatic Transducers

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    Kasagi, Nobuhide

    Soft-X-Ray-Charged Vertical Electrets and Its Application to Electrostatic Transducers Makoto A novel charging method for vertical electrets in narrow gaps using soft X-rays has been developed is necessary after charging the electrets. Recently, we have developed a new charging method using soft X-ray

  17. Soft X-ray tomography of phenotypic switching and the cellular response to antifungal peptoids

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    Barron, Annelise E.

    Soft X-ray tomography of phenotypic switching and the cellular response to antifungal peptoids that circumvent fungal drug- resistance mechanisms. In this work we used soft X-ray tomogra- phy to image of an entire, fully functional biological system, i.e., in the milieu of a cell (8, 10). Recently, soft X-ray

  18. Page | 1 Managed Print Project Outline Pull Printing

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    Glasgow, University of

    by extending specialist printing facilities to all users. The principal drivers for the project are carbon. Estimates are: 40% reduction in CO2 (from 477,676kg to 286,857kg; 60% reduction in electricity usage from the completion of these initiatives. The UK government's introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitments (CRC

  19. Higher-Dimensional Supertranslations and Weinberg's Soft Graviton Theorem

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    Kapec, Daniel; Pasterski, Sabrina; Strominger, Andrew

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Asymptotic symmetries of theories with gravity in d=2m+2 spacetime dimensions are reconsidered for m>1 in light of recent results concerning d=4 BMS symmetries. Weinberg's soft graviton theorem in 2m+2 dimensions is re-expressed as a Ward identity for the gravitational S-matrix. The corresponding asymptotic symmetries are identified with 2m+2-dimensional supertranslations. An alternate derivation of these asymptotic symmetries as diffeomorphisms which preserve finite-energy boundary conditions at null infinity and act non-trivially on physical data is given. Our results differ from those of previous analyses whose stronger boundary conditions precluded supertranslations for d>4. We find for all even d that supertranslation symmetry is spontaneously broken in the conventional vacuum and identify soft gravitons as the corresponding Goldstone bosons.

  20. Soft-Decision-Driven Channel Estimation for Pipelined Turbo Receivers

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    Yoon, Daejung

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider channel estimation specific to turbo equalization for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication. We develop a soft-decision-driven sequential algorithm geared to the pipelined turbo equalizer architecture operating on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. One interesting feature of the pipelined turbo equalizer is that multiple soft-decisions become available at various processing stages. A tricky issue is that these multiple decisions from different pipeline stages have varying levels of reliability. This paper establishes an effective strategy for the channel estimator to track the target channel, while dealing with observation sets with different qualities. The resulting algorithm is basically a linear sequential estimation algorithm and, as such, is Kalman-based in nature. The main difference here, however, is that the proposed algorithm employs puncturing on observation samples to effectively deal with the inherent correlation among the multiple demappe...

  1. Infrared Singularities and Soft Gluon Resummation with Massive Partons

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    A. Ferroglia; M. Neubert; B. D. Pecjak; L. L. Yang

    2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Infrared divergences of QCD scattering amplitudes can be derived from an anomalous dimension matrix, which is also an essential ingredient for the resummation of large logarithms due to soft gluon emissions. We report a recent analytical calculation of the anomalous dimension matrix with both massless and massive partons at two-loop level, which describes the two-loop infrared singularities of any scattering amplitudes with an arbitrary number of massless and massive partons, and also enables soft gluon resummation at next-to-next-to-leading-logarithmic order. As an application, we calculate the infrared poles in the q qbar -> t tbar and gg -> t tbar scattering amplitudes at two-loop order.

  2. Understanding plastic deformation in thermal glasses from single-soft-spot dynamics

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    Samuel S. Schoenholz; Andrea J. Liu; Robert A. Riggleman; Joerg Rottler

    2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    By considering the low-frequency vibrational modes of amorphous solids, Manning and Liu [Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 108302 (2011)] showed that a population of "soft spots" can be identified that are intimately related to plasticity at zero temperature under quasistatic shear. In this work we track individual soft spots with time in a two-dimensional sheared thermal Lennard Jones glass at temperatures ranging from deep in the glassy regime to above the glass transition temperature. We show that the lifetimes of individual soft spots are correlated with the timescale for structural relaxation. We additionally calculate the number of rearrangements required to destroy soft spots, and show that most soft spots can survive many rearrangements. Finally, we show that soft spots are robust predictors of rearrangements at temperatures well into the super-cooled regime. Altogether, these results pave the way for mesoscopic theories of plasticity of amorphous solids based on dynamical behavior of individual soft spots.

  3. The Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy Beamline at SSRF

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    Guo, Z.; Tai, R.; Wand, Y.; Yan, R.; Chen, M.; Wu, Y.; Chen, J.; Xue, S.; Xu, H. [Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Appled Physics, CAS 239 Zhang Heng Road, Pudong District, Shanghai (China)

    2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Commissioning of the soft x-ray spectromicroscopy beanmline at SSRF was formally started on Dec 26, 2008. Beamline performance has reached or surpassed the designing goals according to the measurements by domestic experts, especially for its high energy resolution and high spatial resolution. Since its first operation by users on May 6, 2009, tens of experiments have been conducted, and some preliminary exciting results have been acquired.

  4. Scanning acoustic microscopy for mapping the microstructure of soft materials

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    N. G. Parker; M. J. W. Povey

    2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Acoustics provides a powerful modality with which to 'see' the mechanical properties of a wide range of elastic materials. It is particularly adept at probing soft materials where excellent contrast and propagation distance can be achieved. We have constructed a scanning acoustic microscope capable of mapping the microstructure of such materials. We review the general principles of scanning acoustic microscopy and present new examples of its application in imaging biological matter, industrial materials and particulate systems.

  5. Prediction of sinkage depth of footings on soft marine sediments

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    Yen, Shihchieh

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PREDICTION OF SINKAGE DEPTH OF FOOTINGS ON SOFT MARINE SEDIMENTS A Thesis by SHIHCHIEH YEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1990 Major Subject: Civil Engineering PREDICTION OF SINKAGE DEPTH OF FOOTINGS ON SOFI' MARINE SEDIMENTS A Thesis by Approved as to style and content by: ayne A. Dunla (Chair of Committee) Derek V. Morr (Member) William R. Bry nt (Member...

  6. Soft x-ray diagnostics for pulsed power machines

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    Idzorek, G.C.; Coulter, W.L.; Walsh, P.J.; Montoya, R.R.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A variety of soft x-ray diagnostics are being fielded on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Pegasus and Procyon pulsed power systems and also being fielded on joint US/Russian magnetized target fusion experiments known as MAGO (Magnitoye Obzhatiye). The authors have designed a low-cost modular photoemissive detector designated the XRD-96 that uses commercial 1100 series aluminum for the photocathode. In addition to photocathode detectors a number of designs using solid state silicon photodiodes have been designed and fielded. They also present a soft x-ray time-integrated pinhole camera system that uses standard type TMAX-400 photographic film that obviates the need for expensive and no longer produced zero-overcoat soft x-ray emulsion film. In a typical experiment the desired spectral energy cuts, signal intensity levels, and desired field of view will determine diagnostic geometry and x-ray filters selected. The authors have developed several computer codes to assist in the diagnostic design process and data deconvolution. Examples of the diagnostic design process and data analysis for a typical pulsed power experiment are presented.

  7. Statistical Performance Evaluation Of Soft Seat Pressure Relief Valves

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    Harris, Stephen P.; Gross, Robert E.

    2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Risk-based inspection methods enable estimation of the probability of failure on demand for spring-operated pressure relief valves at the United States Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. This paper presents a statistical performance evaluation of soft seat spring operated pressure relief valves. These pressure relief valves are typically smaller and of lower cost than hard seat (metal to metal) pressure relief valves and can provide substantial cost savings in fluid service applications (air, gas, liquid, and steam) providing that probability of failure on demand (the probability that the pressure relief valve fails to perform its intended safety function during a potentially dangerous over pressurization) is at least as good as that for hard seat valves. The research in this paper shows that the proportion of soft seat spring operated pressure relief valves failing is the same or less than that of hard seat valves, and that for failed valves, soft seat valves typically have failure ratios of proof test pressure to set pressure less than that of hard seat valves.

  8. Soft X-ray Pulsations in Solar Flares

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    Simões, Paulo J A; Fletcher, Lyndsay

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The soft X-ray emissions of solar flares come mainly from the bright coronal loops at the highest temperatures normally achieved in the flare process. Their ubiquity has led to their use as a standard measure of flare occurrence and energy, although the bulk of the total flare energy goes elsewhere. Recently Dolla et al. (2012) noted quasi-periodic pulsations (QPP) in the soft X-ray signature of the X-class flare SOL2011-02-15, as observed by the standard photometric data from the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) spacecraft. We analyze the suitability of the GOES data for this kind of analysis and find them to be generally valuable after Sept. 2010 (GOES-15). We then extend Dolla et al. results to a list of X-class flares from Cycle 24, and show that most of them display QPP in the impulsive phase. During the impulsive phase the footpoints of the newly-forming flare loops may also contribute to the observed soft X-ray variations. The QPP show up cleanly in both channels of the GOES dat...

  9. Content-adaptive Lenticular Prints James Tompkin

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    Kautz, Jan

    to fixed-size lens arrays. We demonstrate our tech- nique using rendered simulations and by 3D printing.1 [Computer Graphics]: Hardware Architec- ture --Three-dimensional displays; Keywords: Lenticular displays, 3D printing. Links: DL PDF WEB 1 Introduction Displays that provide the illusion of three dimensions have

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - alteration print gap Sample Search Results

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    Research in Computational Algebra Collection: Mathematics 39 Hot Melt Inks for 3D Printing Veronika Chovancova*, Alexandra Pekarovicova* and Paul D. Fleming III Summary: Hot...

  11. Thermal conductivity of large-grain niobium and its effect on trapped vortices in the temperature range 1.8?5 K

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    Mondal, Jayanta [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre; Ciovati, Gianluigi [JLAB; Mittal, Kailash C. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre; Myneni, Ganapati Rao [JLAB

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental investigation of the thermal conductivity of large grain and its dependence on the trapped vortices in parallel magnetic field with respect to the temperature gradient {gradient}T was carried out on four large-grain niobium samples from four different ingots. The zero-field thermal conductivity measurements are in good agreement with the measurements based on the theory of Bardeen-Rickayzen-Tewordt (BRT). The change in thermal conductivity with trapped vortices is analysed with the field dependence of the conductivity results of Vinen et al for low inductions and low-temperature situation. Finally, the dependence of thermal conductivity on the applied magnetic field in the vicinity of the upper critical field H{sub c2} is fitted with the theory of pure type-II superconductor of Houghton and Maki. Initial remnant magnetization in the sample shows a departure from the Houghton?Maki curve whereas the sample with zero trapped flux qualitatively agrees with the theory. A qualitative discussion is presented explaining the reason for such deviation from the theory. It has also been observed that if the sample with the trapped vortices is cycled through T{sub c}, the subsequent measurement of the thermal conductivity coincides with the zero trapped flux results.

  12. Mechanical testing of rapid-prototyping refractory ceramic print media

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    Martin, Rachel (Rachel M.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Additively manufactured (3D-printed) refractory alumina-silica ceramics were mechanically tested to ascertain their ultimate tensile strengths and observed to determine their dimensional consistency over the printing and ...

  13. Gas cushion control of OVJP print head position

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    Forrest, Stephen R

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    An OVJP apparatus and method for applying organic vapor or other flowable material to a substrate using a printing head mechanism in which the print head spacing from the substrate is controllable using a cushion of air or other gas applied between the print head and substrate. The print head is mounted for translational movement towards and away from the substrate and is biased toward the substrate by springs or other means. A gas cushion feed assembly supplies a gas under pressure between the print head and substrate which opposes the biasing of the print head toward the substrate so as to form a space between the print head and substrate. By controlling the pressure of gas supplied, the print head separation from the substrate can be precisely controlled.

  14. Characterizing tensile loading responses of 3D printed samples

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    Haid, Christopher M

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study was performed to characterize the loading response of samples manufactured through 3D printing. Tensile testing was performed on a number of 3D printed samples created through Fused Filament Fabrication ...

  15. Three-dimensionally printed biological machines powered by skeletal muscle

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    Bashir, Rashid

    in animals, as a con- tractile power source. Here, we report the development of 3D printed hydrogel "bio-bots were optimized using stereolithographic 3D printing, and the ef- fect of collagen I and fibrin

  16. Reactive binders for metal parts produced by Three Dimensional Printing

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    Yoo, Helen Jean

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three Dimensional Printing (3DP) is a solid free form fabrication process which enables the construction of parts directly from computer-aided design (CAD) models. In the current process, metal parts are produced by printing ...

  17. advanced packaging technology: Topics by E-print Network

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    David Smukowski, Sensors in Motion Embedded Actuation and Sensing Via Multi-Material 3D Printing.m. 3D Printing Multi-Functionality: Mec Materials for 2.5D and 3D Packaging Systems...

  18. advanced packaging technologies: Topics by E-print Network

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    David Smukowski, Sensors in Motion Embedded Actuation and Sensing Via Multi-Material 3D Printing.m. 3D Printing Multi-Functionality: Mec Materials for 2.5D and 3D Packaging Systems...

  19. abnormal 3-d mri: Topics by E-print Network

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    was performed to understand the correlation between printing parameters in the FDM 3D printing process, and the force required to remove a part from the build platform of a 3D...

  20. antimyosin fab imaging: Topics by E-print Network

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    simultaneously. Testing procedures: Demonstrate de Lijser, Peter 14 TCAUP FabLab 3D PRINTING ORDER FORM Engineering Websites Summary: TCAUP FabLab 3D PRINTING ORDER FORM: UNIQ...

  1. auslese von 3d: Topics by E-print Network

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    was performed to understand the correlation between printing parameters in the FDM 3D printing process, and the force required to remove a part from the build platform of a 3D...

  2. autostereoscopic 3d display: Topics by E-print Network

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    or restrict themselves to light dif- fusion in volumes. We use multi-material 3D printing to fabricate objects Additional Key Words and Phrases: 3D printing, optical fibers...

  3. author research productivity: Topics by E-print Network

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    2007 -Forest industry production Authorities Renewable Energy Websites Summary: FINLAND SOURCES 2007 - Forest industry production Print Home Finland Government Authorities...

  4. archipelago sea finland: Topics by E-print Network

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    2007 -Forest industry production Authorities Renewable Energy Websites Summary: FINLAND SOURCES 2007 - Forest industry production Print Home Finland Government Authorities...

  5. Preparation and Magnetic Properties of MnBi-based Hard/Soft Composite Magnets

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    Ma, Yilong; Liu, Xubo; Gandha, Kinjal; Vuong, Nguyen V.; Yang, Y. B.; Yang, Jinbo; Poudyal, Narayan; Cui, Jun; Liu, J.Ping

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk anisotropic composite magnets based on MnBi/Co(Fe) exhibiting the different morphology of the soft magnetic phase were prepared by powder metallurgy processing. First, single-phase MnBi bulk magnets were produced using a maximum energy product [(BH)m] of 6.3 MGOe at room temperature. The nanoscale soft phase with the different morphology was then added to form a composite magnet. It was observed that addition of magnetic soft-phase nanoparticles and nanoflakes causes a dramatic coercivity reduction. However, the addition of soft magnetic phase nanowires enhanced the composite magnetization without sacrificing the coercivity. Nevertheless, a kink was still observed on the demagnetization curves and the coercivity decreased when the soft-phase content was larger than 10 wt. %, which was caused by the agglomeration of the soft phase nanowires that also led to a decreased degree of texture.

  6. School of Art & Design 3D Printing of Relief Forms onto Ceramic Tiles

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    Evans, Paul

    School of Art & Design 3D Printing of Relief Forms onto Ceramic Tiles Lead: Lharne Shaw 3D printing tile production. It will also assess the feasibility of introducing a 3D slip printing system into both

  7. Print-and-Peel Fabrication for Microfluidics: What’s in it for Biomedical Applications?

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    Thomas, Marlon S.; Millare, Brent; Clift, Joseph M.; Bao, Duoduo; Hong, Connie; Vullev, Valentine I.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of direct three-dimensional (3D) printing of masters using ahave the capability for 3D printing, and hence, for directly3D elements allow for achieving fea- tures, demonstrated with solid-object printing,

  8. Modification of Market: John Smith and the Mezzotint Print in Eighteenth-Century England

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    Ridel, Amanda-Nicole

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Print in Stuart Britain: 1603-1689. London: British MuseumPrint in Stuart Britain, 1603-1689 (1998), Antony GriffithsPrint in Stuart Britain, 1603-1689 (London: British Museum

  9. Evaluation of PC-ISO for customized, 3D printed, gynecologic 192Ir HDR brachytherapy applicators

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A, Iuliano L, Violante MG. 3D printing technique applied toTengg-Kobligk H, et al. 3D printing based on imaging data:biocompatible, sterilizable 3D printing material, and its

  10. In Situ X-Ray Scattering Helps Optimize Printed Solar Cells

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    In Situ X-Ray Scattering Helps Optimize Printed Solar Cells In Situ X-Ray Scattering Helps Optimize Printed Solar Cells Print Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00 Plastic solar cells...

  11. Improvement of 3D Printing Resolution by the Development of Shrinkable Materials

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    Chia, Helena

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    derived microstructures by 3D printing: bio-and structuralScaffold development using 3D printing with a starch-basedderived microstructures by 3D printing: bio-and structural

  12. Dynamic testing of polydimethylsiloxane for applications in micro-contact roll printing

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    Benjaminson, Emma Claire

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micro-contact roll printing is an emerging alternative to photolithography as a means of cheaply manufacturing MEMS devices. Micro-contact roll printing control systems can regulate the printing pressure of a polydimethylsiloxane ...

  13. Low-temperature random matrix theory at the soft edge

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    Edelman, Alan [Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Persson, Per-Olof [Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Sutton, Brian D. [Department of Mathematics, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia 23005 (United States)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    “Low temperature” random matrix theory is the study of random eigenvalues as energy is removed. In standard notation, ? is identified with inverse temperature, and low temperatures are achieved through the limit ? ? ?. In this paper, we derive statistics for low-temperature random matrices at the “soft edge,” which describes the extreme eigenvalues for many random matrix distributions. Specifically, new asymptotics are found for the expected value and standard deviation of the general-? Tracy-Widom distribution. The new techniques utilize beta ensembles, stochastic differential operators, and Riccati diffusions. The asymptotics fit known high-temperature statistics curiously well and contribute to the larger program of general-? random matrix theory.

  14. Microfluidic rheology of soft colloids above and below jamming

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    K. N. Nordstrom; E. Verneuil; P. E. Arratia; A. Basu; Z. Zhang; A. G. Yodh; J. P. Gollub; D. J. Durian

    2010-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The rheology near jamming of a suspension of soft colloidal spheres is studied using a custom microfluidic rheometer that provides stress versus strain rate over many decades. We find non-Newtonian behavior below the jamming concentration and yield stress behavior above it. The data may be collapsed onto two branches with critical scaling exponents that agree with expectations based on Hertzian contacts and viscous drag. These results support the conclusion that jamming is similar to a critical phase transition, but with interaction-dependent exponents.

  15. Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - Soft matter synthesis

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed New Substation SitesStanding Friedel Waves,Theory ofInstituteDesign CoreSoft

  16. Ion/Surface Reactions and Ion Soft-Landing. | EMSL

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFunInfrared LandResponsesIon/Surface Reactions and Ion Soft-Landing. Ion/Surface

  17. Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy

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  18. Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy

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  19. Soft Landing of Complex Molecules on Surfaces. | EMSL

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  20. Softly landed electron-rich ions retain charge | EMSL

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  1. Systematic Software Testing using VeriSoft: An Analysis of the 4ESS

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    Godefroid, Patrice

    Systematic Software Testing using VeriSoft: An Analysis of the 4ESS Heart­Beat Monitor P. Godefroid; Systematic Software Testing using VeriSoft: An Analysis of the 4ESS Heart­Beat Monitor Patrice Godefroid Bell­fledged programming lan­ guages such as C or C++. We report in this paper our anal­ ysis with VeriSoft of the 4ESS

  2. A QuickStart Guide to printing a

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    A QuickStart Guide to printing a 3D model starting from a block of bytes Bridget CarragherStart Guide to printing a 3D model starting from a block of bytes This is currently a three step process. (1 and selecting a new size (of 3 inches for example). Once you have done this, choose Print from the File menu

  3. A quality map of transfer printing Matthew B. Tucker,1

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    Li, Teng

    - nique to enable a low-cost and scalable roll-to-roll printing process of flexible devices.13­19 Although printing toward a roll-to-roll printing process of flexible devices hinges upon the understanding be fabricated on compliant organic substrates polymers, elastomers , result- ing in lightweight, rugged

  4. 3D Printing of Functional and Biological Materials

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    ! 3D Printing of Functional and Biological Materials Jennifer A. Lewis Wyss Professor)! Multimaterial 3D printing ! #12;3D antennas! Li ion microbatteries! Lightweight microlattices!Flexible sensors! 3D Printing of Integrated Electronic Devices ! #12;20 nm average , 5 ­ 50 nm

  5. Soft X-Ray Spectroscopic Study of Dense Strontium-Doped Lanthanum...

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    Spectroscopic Study of Dense Strontium-Doped Lanthanum Manganite Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications. Soft X-Ray Spectroscopic Study of Dense Strontium-Doped Lanthanum...

  6. High-resolution Soft-RIXS: Scientific Goals and Technical Challenges...

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    soft x-ray scattering has been recently boosted mainly by results on high Tc superconductors and other cuprates, where orbital and magnetic excitations could be studied with...

  7. Soft inertial microfluidics for high throughput separation of bacteria from human blood cells

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    Wu, Zhigang

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft inertial microfluidics for high throughput separation1 Introduction Microfluidics has gained significant advancesof mammalian cells using microfluidics 3,4 , there have been

  8. Real-time Gesture Imitation in a Soft-arm Control Robot.

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    Thornton, Sean R

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??In this thesis a system is developed whereby ISAC, a soft-arm control humanoid robot, can observe, track, and imitate hand motions made by a human… (more)

  9. Postoperative soft tissue defects in the ankle area : The etiology and methods of reconstruction.

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    Koski, Antti

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The risk is obvious for soft tissue complications after operative treatment of the Achilles tendon, calcaneal bone or after ankle arthroplasty. Such complications after malleolar… (more)

  10. Neutron Soft Errors in Xilinx FPGAs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    George, Jeffrey S.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quasi-Monoenergetic Neutron Beam from Deuteron Breakup”, inexperiments of atmospheric neutron effects on deep sub-Neutron Soft Errors in Xilinx FPGAs at Lawrence Berkeley

  11. Resonant soft x-ray scattering: elemental/chemical specific probe...

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    Resonant soft x-ray scattering: elementalchemical specific probe of reciprocal space and ordered structure Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:00pm SLAC, Redtail Hawk Conference Room...

  12. Heat sinking for printed circuitry

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    Wilson, S.K.; Richardson, G.; Pinkerton, A.L.

    1984-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A flat pak or other solid-state device mounted on a printed circuit board directly over a hole extends therethrough so that the bottom of the pak or device extends beyond the bottom of the circuit board. A heat sink disposed beneath the circuit board contacts the bottom of the pak or device and provides direct heat sinking thereto. Pressure may be applied to the top of the pak or device to assure good mechanical and thermal contact with the heat sink.

  13. Review: 3D Printing: Social and Cultural Trajectories Symposium -3D Printing Industry http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/12/11/review-3d-printing-social-cultural-trajectories-symposium/[12/12/2013 11:25:00 AM

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    Review: 3D Printing: Social and Cultural Trajectories Symposium - 3D Printing Industry http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/12/11/review-3d-printing-social-cultural-trajectories-symposium/[12/12/2013 11:25:00 AM] Review: 3D Printing: Social and Cultural Trajectories Symposium BY ANGELA DALY & DARCY ALLEN ON WED

  14. Soft x-ray laser microscope. Final report

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    Suckewer, P.I.

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The program consisted of two phases (Phase I and Phase II). The goal of the Phase I (first year program) was to design and construct the Soft X-ray Laser Contact Microscope. Such microscope was constructed and adapted to PPL`s 18.2nm soft X-ray Laser (SXL), which in turn was modified and prepared for microscopy experiments. Investigation of the photoresist response to 18.2nm laser radiation and transmissivity of 0.1m thick silicion-nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) windows were important initial works. The goal of the first year of Phase II was to construct X-ray contact microscope in combination with existing optical phase microscope, already used by biologists. In the second year of Phase II study of dehydrated Horeseshoe Crab and Hela cancer cells were performed with COXRALM. Also during Phase II, the Imaging X-Ray Laser Microscope (IXRALM) was designed and constructed. This paper describes the development of each of the microscopes and their application for research.

  15. Three-dimensional jamming and flows of soft glassy materials

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    Guillaume Ovarlez; Quentin Barral; Philippe Coussot

    2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Various disordered dense systems such as foams, gels, emulsions and colloidal suspensions, exhibit a jamming transition from a liquid state (they flow) to a solid state below a yield stress. Their structure, thoroughly studied with powerful means of 3D characterization, exhibits some analogy with that of glasses which led to call them soft glassy materials. However, despite its importance for geophysical and industrial applications, their rheological behavior, and its microscopic origin, is still poorly known, in particular because of its nonlinear nature. Here we show from two original experiments that a simple 3D continuum description of the behaviour of soft glassy materials can be built. We first show that when a flow is imposed in some direction there is no yield resistance to a secondary flow: these systems are always unjammed simultaneously in all directions of space. The 3D jamming criterion appears to be the plasticity criterion encountered in most solids. We also find that they behave as simple liquids in the direction orthogonal to that of the main flow; their viscosity is inversely proportional to the main flow shear rate, as a signature of shear-induced structural relaxation, in close similarity with the structural relaxations driven by temperature and density in other glassy systems.

  16. aligned single-walled carbon: Topics by E-print Network

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    Page Topic Index 1 Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned...

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - acerca da pastoral Sample Search Results

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    Environmental Sciences and Ecology 45 Print This Close Window Sistema inalmbrico le da seguimiento al reflujo Summary: Print This Close Window Sistema inalmbrico le da...

  18. An Algorithm for Computing Customized 3D Printed Implants with Curvature Constrained Channels for Enhancing

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    An Algorithm for Computing Customized 3D Printed Implants with Curvature Constrained Channels results in 3D printing and steerable needle motion planning to create customized implants containing

  19. Impact of 3D printing on global supply chains by 2020 .

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    Bodla, Muhammad Raheel

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This thesis aims to quantitatively estimate the potential impact of 3D Printing on global supply chains. Industrial adoption of 3D Printing has been increasing gradually… (more)

  20. Print-and-Peel Fabrication for Microfluidics: What’s in it for Biomedical Applications?

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    Thomas, Marlon S.; Millare, Brent; Clift, Joseph M.; Bao, Duoduo; Hong, Connie; Vullev, Valentine I.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of direct three-dimensional (3D) printing of masters using ahave the capability for 3D printing, and hence, for directly

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - antenna radio-fiber access Sample Search...

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    "Green" Inkjet-Printed Monopole Antenna Topology for Concurrent RFID and Cellular... "green" inkjet-printed monopole antenna topology for integrated RFID-reader and cellular...

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    85 (1987) 162 172 l-lsevier Science Publishers B.V.. Amsterdam Printed in The Netherland.,, Summary: .V.. Amsterdam Printed in The Netherland.,, 141 Paleomagnetic direction...

  3. The Future of Manufacturing Takes Shape: 3D Printed Car on Display...

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    Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Office Additive manufacturing - often referred to as 3D printing - is a revolutionary way to design and build products. Until now, 3D printing has...

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    reserved. Printed Summary: . Printed OFF-AXIS AFTERGLOW EMISSION FROM JETTED GAMMA-RAY BURSTS Jonathan Granot, Alin Panaitescu, 2 Pawan... 1999) and breaks seen optical...

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    reserved. Printed Summary: . Printed OFF-AXIS AFTERGLOW EMISSION FROM JETTED GAMMA-RAY BURSTS Jonathan Granot, Alin Panaitescu, 2 Pawan... universal energy, orphan afterglows...

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    reserved. Printed Summary: . Printed OFF-AXIS AFTERGLOW EMISSION FROM JETTED GAMMA-RAY BURSTS Jonathan Granot, Alin Panaitescu, 2 Pawan... 1999) and breaks seen optical...

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    1840-1895. Bibliography: p. 1. Photography--Printing processes. 2. Albumen James M. Reilly; For Linda; James M; Henry Peach Robinson 1840-01-01 5 TheJournalofExperimentalBiology...

  8. printed on recycled paper INDUSTRIAL ASSESSMENT CENTER

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    printed on recycled paper INDUSTRIAL ASSESSMENT CENTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY, POLLUTION PREVENTION ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY, POLLUTION PREVENTION, AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT No. CO0999 ASSESSMENT DATE: February 29, 2000 LOCATION: ______, Colorado PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS: Injection molded plastic

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    to carefully balance potential risks Ral J. Andrade; Paul M. Tulkens 14 Printed in Croatia CiteSeer Summary: The incidence of Salmonella in dogs was investigated to assess the...

  10. 3D Printing: Convergences, Frictions, Fluidity.

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    Ree, Robert

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The emergence of desktop ‘3D printing’ is not only a technological development, but equally a social and economic phenomenon that actively (and often contentiously) co-produces… (more)

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    conversations with volunteer amateur radio operators, members of the print and broadcast media in Ft. Smith to the U.S. Congress, to local government officials in Ft. Smith and...

  12. Printed on recycled paper. 2013 Cornell Waste

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    management by focusing University resources and capabilities on this pressing economic, environmental of waste generation and composition, waste reduction, risk management, environmental equity and publicPrinted on recycled paper. 2013 Cornell Waste Management Institute CWMI is a program

  13. A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in Nano-meter Circuits

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    California at San Diego, University of

    A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in Nano-meter Circuits Chong@ece.ucsd.edu ABSTRACT Circuits using nano-meter technologies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to signal interference methodology to study the vulnerability of digital ICs exposed to nano-meter noise and transient soft errors

  14. Testing The Effects Of Price Responsive Demand On Uniform Price And Soft-Cap Electricity Auctions

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    Testing The Effects Of Price Responsive Demand On Uniform Price And Soft-Cap Electricity Auctions R. The soft-cap market has not worked well. Spot prices for electricity in California remained consistently of different electric power markets with respect to price volatility and average market price. In particular

  15. Soft-ratchet modeling of slow dynamics in the nonlinear resonant response of sedimentary

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    Soft-ratchet modeling of slow dynamics in the nonlinear resonant response of sedimentary rocks of Physics 0-7354-0330-9/06/$23.00 CREDIT LINE (BELOW) TO BE INSERTED ONLY ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE #12;SOFT-RATCHET

  16. Self-nanoscaling of the soft magnetic phase in bulk SmCo/Fe nanocomposite magnets

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    Liu, J. Ping

    in high power density applications, such as wind power turbines and electric motors in hybrid vehicles phase and a magneti- cally soft phase with desired nanoscale morphology and composition distribution has proven to be challenging. Here we demonstrate that SmCo/Fe(Co) hard/soft nano- composite materials can

  17. Sediment Quality Triad Assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of Soft Bottom Benthic Habitats and

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    Sediment Quality Triad Assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of Soft Bottom Benthic Habitats. Sediment Quality Triad Assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of Soft Bottom Benthic Habitats and Contaminant Bioeffects Assessment. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 104. 170pp. #12;iii Sediment Quality

  18. Exact beta-functions in softly-broken N=2 Chern-Simons matter theories

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    I. Jack; C. Luckhurst

    2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present exact results for the beta-functions for the soft-breaking parameters in softly-broken N=2 Chern-Simons matter theories in terms of the anomalous dimension in the unbroken theory. We check our results explicitly up to the two loop level.

  19. Instability of two-dimensional graphene: Breaking sp2 bonds with soft x rays

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    Zettl, Alex

    Instability of two-dimensional graphene: Breaking sp2 bonds with soft x rays S. Y. Zhou,1,2 Ç. Ö the stability of various kinds of graphene samples under soft x-ray irradiation. Our results show that in single-layer exfoliated graphene a closer analog to two-dimensional material , the in-plane carbon- carbon bonds

  20. Performance Enhancements for Algebraic Soft Decision Decoding of Reed-Solomon Codes1

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    Harel, Jonathan

    algorithm for Reed- Solomon codes. In this paper we offer a methodology for as- signing multiplicities usedPerformance Enhancements for Algebraic Soft Decision Decoding of Reed-Solomon Codes1 Mostafa El of the Sudan/Guruswami-Sudan/K¨otter- Vardy algebraic soft decision decoding algorithm for Reed-Solomon codes

  1. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 13, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2013 3405 A Soft Strain Sensor Based on

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 13, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2013 3405 A Soft Strain Sensor Based on Ionic and Vincent Duchaine Abstract--A novel soft strain sensor capable of withstand- ing strains of up to 100% is described. The sensor is made of a hyperelastic silicone elastomer that contains embedded microchannels

  2. Femtosecond diffractive imaging with a soft-X-ray free-electron laser

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    Loss, Daniel

    LETTERS Femtosecond diffractive imaging with a soft-X-ray free-electron laser HENRY N. CHAPMAN1 of this principle using the FLASH soft-X-ray free-electron laser. An intense 25 fs, 4 Ã? 1013 W cm-2 pulse by one10 . X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) are expected to permit diffractive imaging at high

  3. Warm photoionized plasmas created by soft-x-ray laser irradiation of solid targets

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    Rocca, Jorge J.

    Warm photoionized plasmas created by soft-x-ray laser irradiation of solid targets Mark Berrill,1); published April 7, 2008 We report the study of warm plasmas created by soft-x-ray laser irradiation of solid that in contrast to plasmas created by optical lasers the plasma properties are largely determined

  4. Turbo Equalization of Non-Linear Satellite Channels using Soft Interference Cancellation

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    Rontogiannis, Athanasios A.

    Turbo Equalization of Non-Linear Satellite Channels using Soft Interference Cancellation D by such channels is considered, by employing a soft interference canceller operating in a turbo equalization framework. I. INTRODUCTION Inspired by the advent of turbo codes [1], turbo equal- ization (TE) [2] has

  5. Retiming for Soft Error Minimization Under Error-Latching Window Constraints

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    Zhou, Hai

    sensitivity to naturally- occurring radiation and the consequent soft error rates of CMOS circuits. Moreover Soft error, also known as single-event upsets (SEU), caused by radiation-induced charged particles circuits [3]: electrical masking occurs when SEUs are attenuated before being latched because

  6. A Mathematical Solution to Power Optimal Pipeline Design by Utilizing Soft Edge Flip-Flops

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Mathematical Solution to Power Optimal Pipeline Design by Utilizing Soft Edge Flip-Flops Mohammad a novel technique to minimize the total power consumption of a synchronous linear pipeline circuit by exploiting extra slacks available in some stages of the pipeline. The key idea is to utilize soft-edge flip

  7. Computer-Aided Design for Microfluidic Chips Based on Multilayer Soft Lithography

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    Computer-Aided Design for Microfluidic Chips Based on Multilayer Soft Lithography Nada Amin1 Abstract-- Microfluidic chips are emerging as a powerful platform for automating biology experiments automation techniques for microfluidic chips based on multilayer soft lithography. We focus our attention

  8. A Soft Wearable Robotic Device for Active Knee Motions using Flat Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    elastomer muscles were employed for assisted knee extension and flexion. The robotic device was testedA Soft Wearable Robotic Device for Active Knee Motions using Flat Pneumatic Artificial Muscles Yong present the design of a soft wearable robotic device composed of elastomeric artificial muscle actuators

  9. Duration distributions for different softness groups of gamma-ray bursts

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    Y. -P. Qin; A. C. Gupta; J. H. Fan; C. -Y. Su; R. -J. Lu

    2010-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are divided into two classes according to their durations. We investigate if the softness of bursts plays a role in the conventional classification of the objects. We employ the BATSE (Burst and Transient Source Experiment) catalog and analyze the duration distributions of different groups of GRBs associated with distinct softness. Our analysis reveals that the conventional classification of GRBs with the duration of bursts is influenced by the softness of the objects. There exits a bimodality in the duration distribution of GRBs for each group of bursts and the time position of the dip in the bimodality histogram shifts with the softness parameter. Our findings suggest that the conventional classification scheme should be modified by separating the two well-known populations in different softness groups, which would be more reasonable than doing so with a single sample. According to the relation between the dip position and the softness parameter, we get an empirical function that can roughly set apart the short-hard and long-soft bursts: $SP = (0.100 \\pm 0.028) T_{90}^{-(0.85 \\pm 0.18)}$, where $SP$ is the softness parameter adopted in this paper.

  10. Capture of particles in soft porous media , R. Hhler and O. Pitois

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -height in the foam sample, using a thin glass capillary. The solid particles that we use are green fluorescent Cedex 2, France We investigate the capture of particles in soft porous media. Liquid foam constitutes foams can be considered as soft porous materials, exhibiting fine liquid channels between gas bubbles

  11. Surface Slope Metrology on Deformable Soft X-ray Mirrors

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    Yuan, S.; Yashchuk, V.V.; Goldberg, K.A.; Celestre, R.; Church, M.; McKinney, W.R.; Morrison, G.; Warwick, T.

    2009-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the current state of surface slope metrology on deformable mirrors for soft x-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). While we are developing techniques for in situ at-wavelength tuning, we are refining methods of ex situvisible-light optical metrology to achieve sub-100-nrad accuracy. This paper reports on laboratory studies, measurements and tuning of a deformable test-KB mirror prior to its use. The test mirror was bent to a much different optical configuration than its original design, achieving a 0.38 micro-radian residual slope error. Modeling shows that in some cases, by including the image conjugate distance as an additional free parameter in the alignment, along with the two force couples, fourth-order tangential shape errors (the so-called bird shape) can be reduced or eliminated.

  12. Surface Slope Metrology on Deformable Soft X-ray Mirrors

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    Yuan, Sheng; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Celestre, Rich; Church, Matthew; McKinney, Wayne R.; Morrison, Greg; Warwick, Tony

    2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the current state of surface slope metrology on deformable mirrors for soft x-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). While we are developing techniques for in situ at-wavelength tuning, we are refining methods of ex situ visible-light optical metrology to achieve sub-100-nrad accuracy. This paper reports on laboratory studies, measurements and tuning of a deformable test-KB mirror prior to its use. The test mirror was bent to a much different optical configuration than its original design, achieving a 0.38 micro-radian residual slope error. Modeling shows that in some cases, by including the image conjugate distance as an additional free parameter in the alignment, along with the two force couples, fourth-order tangential shape errors (the so-called bird shape) can be reduced or eliminated.

  13. Surface Slope Metrology on Deformable Soft X-ray Mirrors

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    Yuan Sheng; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Celestre, Rich; Church, Matthew; McKinney, Wayne R.; Morrison, Greg; Warwick, Tony [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Goldberg, Kenneth A. [Center for X-ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the current state of surface slope metrology on deformable mirrors for soft x-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). While we are developing techniques for in situ at-wavelength tuning, we are refining methods of ex situ visible-light optical metrology to achieve sub-100-nrad accuracy. This paper reports on laboratory studies, measurements and tuning of a deformable test-KB mirror prior to its use. The test mirror was bent to a much different optical configuration than its original design, achieving a 0.38 micro-radian residual slope error. Modeling shows that in some cases, by including the image conjugate distance as an additional free parameter in the alignment, along with the two force couples, fourth-order tangential shape errors (the so-called bird shape) can be reduced or eliminated.

  14. Electrically modulated dynamic spreading of drops on soft surfaces

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    Ranabir Dey; Ashish Daga; Sunando DasGupta; Suman Chakraborty

    2015-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The intricate interaction between the deformability of a substrate and the dynamic spreading of a liquid drop on the same, under the application of an electrical voltage, has remained far from being well understood. Here, we demonstrate that electrospreading dynamics on soft substrates is dictated by the combined interplay of electrocapillarity, the wetting line friction and the viscoelastic energy dissipation at the contact line. Our results reveal that during such electro-elastocapillarity mediated spreading of a sessile drop, the contact radius evolution exhibits a universal power law in a substrate elasticity based non-dimensional time, with an electric potential dependent spreading exponent. Simultaneously, the macroscopic dynamic contact angle variation follows a general power law in the contact line velocity, normalized by elasticity dependent characteristic velocity scale. Our results are likely to provide the foundation for the development of a plethora of new applications involving droplet manipulations by exploiting the interplay between electrically triggered spreading and substrate-compliance over interfacial scales.

  15. Soft x-ray reduction camera for submicron lithography

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    Hawryluk, Andrew M. (2708 Rembrandt Pl., Modesto, CA 95356); Seppala, Lynn G. (7911 Mines Rd., Livermore, CA 94550)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft x-ray projection lithography can be performed using x-ray optical components and spherical imaging lenses (mirrors), which form an x-ray reduction camera. The x-ray reduction is capable of projecting a 5x demagnified image of a mask onto a resist coated wafer using 4.5 nm radiation. The diffraction limited resolution of this design is about 135 nm with a depth of field of about 2.8 microns and a field of view of 0.2 cm.sup.2. X-ray reflecting masks (patterned x-ray multilayer mirrors) which are fabricated on thick substrates and can be made relatively distortion free are used, with a laser produced plasma for the source. Higher resolution and/or larger areas are possible by varying the optic figures of the components and source characteristics.

  16. Soft x-ray reduction camera for submicron lithography

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    Hawryluk, A.M.; Seppala, L.G.

    1991-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft x-ray projection lithography can be performed using x-ray optical components and spherical imaging lenses (mirrors), which form an x-ray reduction camera. The x-ray reduction is capable of projecting a 5x demagnified image of a mask onto a resist coated wafer using 4.5 nm radiation. The diffraction limited resolution of this design is about 135 nm with a depth of field of about 2.8 microns and a field of view of 0.2 cm[sup 2]. X-ray reflecting masks (patterned x-ray multilayer mirrors) which are fabricated on thick substrates and can be made relatively distortion free are used, with a laser produced plasma for the source. Higher resolution and/or larger areas are possible by varying the optic figures of the components and source characteristics. 9 figures.

  17. Emergence of cooperativity in plasticity of soft glassy materials

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    Le Bouil Antoine; Amon Axelle; McNamara Sean; Crassous Jérôme

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The elastic coupling between plastic events is generally invoked to interpret plastic properties and failure of amorphous soft glassy materials. We report an experiment where the emergence of a self-organized plastic flow is observed well before the failure. For this we impose an homogeneous stress on a granular material, and measure local deformations for very small strain increments using a light scattering setup. We observe a non-homogeneous strain that appears as transient bands of mesoscopic size and well defined orientation, different from the angle of the macroscopic frictional shear band that appears at failure. The presence and the orientation of those micro-bands may be understood by considering how localized plastic reorganizations redistribute stresses in a surrounding continuous elastic medium. We characterize the lengthscale and persistence of the structure. The presence of plastic events and the mesostructure of the plastic flow are compared to numerical simulations.

  18. Near Infrared observations of Soft X-ray selected AGN

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    D. Grupe; H. -C Thomas

    2002-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the results of near infrared observations of 19 soft X-ray selected AGN. The goal of the observations was to search for strong, narrow Paschen-alpha or Brackett-gamma emission lines, as a sign of nuclear starbursts. We found Pa-alpha emission in the spectra of 11 sources and Br-gamma in at least five. Strong NIR emission has been found in two sources, CBS 126 and Mkn 766, both objects with strong [OIII]5007 emission, weak FeII emission and wavelength dependent degree of polarization in the optical. Classical Narrow Line Seyfert 1 galaxies do not show exceptionally strong NIR emission lines. We present the results of our study and discuss how our findings fit into an evolutionary scheme of AGN.

  19. Resumming soft and collinear contributions in deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    T. Altinoluk; B. Pire; L. Szymanowski; S. Wallon

    2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the quark coefficient function Tq(x,xi) that enters the factorized amplitude for deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) at all order in a soft and collinear gluon approximation, focusing on the leading double logarithmic behavior in x +/- xi, where x +/- xi is the light cone momentum fraction of the incoming/outgoing quarks. We show that the dominant part of the known one loop result can be understood in an axial gauge as the result of a semi-eikonal approximation to the box diagram. We then derive an all order result for the leading contribution of the ladder diagrams and deduce a resummation formula valid in the vicinity of the boundaries of the regions defining the energy flows of the incoming/outcoming quarks, i.e. x = +/- xi. The resummed series results in a simple closed expression.

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    that trigger dust storms, and the lifting of dust by dust devils and other small-scale vortices. We also discuss the physics of wind-blown sand and dune formation on Venus...

  1. Soft-ratchet modeling of end-point memory in the nonlinear resonant response of sedimentary rocks

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    Soft-ratchet modeling of end-point memory in the nonlinear resonant response of sedimentary rocks. The subsystem of ruptured bonds is shown to be of a soft-ratchet type, so that its response to an alternating

  2. Dynamic Scheduling of Soft Aperiodic Tasks and Periodic Tasks with Skips Audrey Marchand and Maryline Silly-Chetto

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    Marchand, Audrey

    Dynamic Scheduling of Soft Aperiodic Tasks and Periodic Tasks with Skips Audrey Marchand Nantes cedex 03 France Email: {audrey.marchand, maryline.chetto}@iut-nantes.univ-nantes.fr Abstract Soft

  3. Soft X-Ray Tomographic Reconstruction of JET ILW Plasmas with Tungsten Impurity and Different Spectral Response of Detectors

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    Soft X-Ray Tomographic Reconstruction of JET ILW Plasmas with Tungsten Impurity and Different Spectral Response of Detectors

  4. Soft X-ray reflectometry applied to the evaluation of surface roughness variation during the deposition of thin films

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1645 Soft X-ray reflectometry applied to the evaluation of surface roughness variation during). The surface roughness evolution was calculated as a function of thickness from the soft X-ray reflectance Abstracts 07.60H - 68.20 - 68.55 - 78.65 Introduction. Soft X-ray reflectometry (SXR) was introduced

  5. Printed circuit dispersive transmission line

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    Ikezi, H.; Lin-Liu, Y.R.; DeGrassie, J.S.

    1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figures.

  6. 871 The Meteoritical Society, 2009. Printed in USA. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, Nr 6, 871878 (2009)

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    Perfect, Ed

    871 © The Meteoritical Society, 2009. Printed in USA. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, Nr 6, 871

  7. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory 6, 8398, 2000. c 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in The Netherlands.

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    . Printed in The Netherlands. Generation Supply Bidding in Perfectly Competitive Electricity Markets GEORGE

  8. Transgenic Research 9: 127135, 2000. 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Korban, Schuyler S.

    Transgenic Research 9: 127­135, 2000. © 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands

  9. Mycopathologia 140: 5158, 1997. 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    Mycopathologia 140: 51­58, 1997. © 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 51

  10. Hot Melt Inks for 3D Printing Veronika Chovancova*, Alexandra Pekarovicova* and Paul D. Fleming III

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    Fleming, Paul D. "Dan"

    Hot Melt Inks for 3D Printing Veronika Chovancova*, Alexandra Pekarovicova* and Paul D. Fleming III for 3D printing comprises different waxes, tackifier and plasticizer resins, rheology modifiers, and UV rheological (or flow) behavior. 1 3D printing, direct ink-jet printing, and related approaches such as hot

  11. VOLUME 76, NUMBER 26 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 24 JUNE 1996 One-Dimensional Mott Insulator Formed by Quantum Vortices in Josephson Junction Arrays

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    van Oudenaarden, Alexander

    Insulator Formed by Quantum Vortices in Josephson Junction Arrays Alexander van Oudenaarden and J. E. Mooij) The quantum transport of vortices in very long and narrow arrays of small Josephson junctions has been studied-range interactions. Experi- mentally, Josephson junction arrays can be used to study interacting bosons in one

  12. Department of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Special Seminar

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    sensors. Additionally, the talk will cover the methods of fabricating soft devices through 3D printing

  13. Leslie M. Shor, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

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    Shor, Leslie McCabe

    photolithography, soft lithography and advanced manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing) for creation of microfluidic

  14. Vortices in Brain waves

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    Freeman, Walter J III; Vitiello, Giuseppe

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Burke and M. D. Holmes, Human Brain Mapping 19(4), 248 7. W.20. W. J. Freeman, How Brains Make Up Their Minds (Columbiaand K. Yasue, Quantum Brain Dynamics and Consciousness (John

  15. Soft-stall control versus furling control for small wind turbine power regulation

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    Muljadi, E.; Forsyth, T.; Butterfield, C.P.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many small wind turbines are designed to furl (turn) in high winds to regulate power and provide overspeed protection. Furling control results in poor energy capture at high wind speeds. This paper proposes an alternative control strategy for small wind turbines -- the soft-stall control method. The furling and soft-stall control strategies are compared using steady state analysis and dynamic simulation analysis. The soft-stall method is found to offer several advantages: increased energy production at high wind speeds, energy production which tracks the maximum power coefficient at low to medium wind speeds, reducing furling noise, and reduced thrust.

  16. Soft-Stall Control versus Furling Control for Small Wind Turbine Power Regulation

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    Muljadi, E.; Forsyth, T.; Butterfield, C. P.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many small wind turbines are designed to furl (turn) in high winds to regulate power and provide overspeed protection. Furling control results in poor energy capture at high wind speeds. This paper proposes an alternative control strategy for small wind turbines -- the soft-stall method. The furling and soft-stall control strategies are compared using steady state analysis and dynamic simulation analysis. The soft-stall method is found to offer several advantages: increased energy production at high wind speeds, energy production which tracks the maximum power coefficient at low to medium wind speeds, reduced furling noise, and reduced thrust.

  17. MultiFab : a multi-material 3D printing platform ; Multi Fab : a multi-material 3D printing platform ; Multi-material 3D printing platform ; Multi-material 3-dimensional printing platform ; Multi-material three-dimensional printing platform .

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    Ramos-Maltés, Javier Eduardo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This thesis presents the development of MultiFab, a multi-material 3D printing architecture that is high-resolution, scalable, and low-cost. MultiFab enables the 3D printing of parts… (more)

  18. Electrostatics-driven shape transitions in soft shells

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    Vikram Jadhao; Creighton K. Thomas; Monica Olvera de la Cruz

    2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Manipulating the shape of nanoscale objects in a controllable fashion is at the heart of designing materials that act as building blocks for self-assembly or serve as targeted drug delivery carriers. Inducing shape deformations by controlling external parameters is also an important way of designing biomimetic membranes. In this paper, we demonstrate that electrostatics can be used as a tool to manipulate the shape of soft, closed membranes by tuning environmental conditions such as the electrolyte concentration in the medium. Using a molecular dynamics-based simulated annealing procedure, we investigate charged elastic shells that do not exchange material with their environment, such as elastic membranes formed in emulsions or synthetic nanocontainers. We find that by decreasing the salt concentration or increasing the total charge on the shell's surface, the spherical symmetry is broken, leading to the formation of ellipsoids, discs, and bowls. Shape changes are accompanied by a significant lowering of the electrostatic energy and a rise in the surface area of the shell. To substantiate our simulation findings, we show analytically that a uniformly charged disc has a lower Coulomb energy than a sphere of the same volume. Further, we test the robustness of our results by including the effects of charge renormalization in the analysis of the shape transitions and find the latter to be feasible for a wide range of shell volume fractions.

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic transfer functions Sample Search...

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    of energy from the acoustic mode to the vortical mode. The net intensity flux is zero... in the unsteady motions is damped. Rather, it reflects the transfer ... Source:...

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    anticyclone over the subtropical... . Low-level anticy- clonic vorticity of the mean flow environment over some parts of the southwestern Source: Collection: Environmental Sciences...

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - active suichoku fin Sample Search Results

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    vortical flows on the dynamic characteristics of vertical fin structures. Extensive wind-tunnel ... Source: Yaman, Yavuz - Department of Aerospace Engineering, Middle East...

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - aureus psk41 plasmid-encoded Sample Search...

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    Institute of Technology (MIT), Towing Tank Collection: Engineering 29 Liao, J. Beal, D. N. Lauder, G. V. and Triantafyllou, M. S. (2003). Fish exploiting vortices decrease...

  3. Nature of the Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars

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    Christopher Thompson

    2001-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    I summarize recent developments in the magnetar model of the Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars, give a critical inventory of alternative models for the AXPs, and outline the improved diagnostics expected from present observational efforts.

  4. A Hardware Implementation of the Soft Output Viterbi Algorithm for Serially Concatenated Convolutional Codes

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    Werling, Brett William

    2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis outlines the hardware design of a soft output Viterbi algorithm decoder for use in a serially concatenated convolutional code system. Convolutional codes and their related structures are described, as well as the algorithms used...

  5. Evaluation of analytical methods to interpret ground deformations due to soft ground tunneling

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    Zymnis, Despina M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An in depth study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of analytical solutions in describing ground movements induced by soft ground tunneling. The analytical solutions that were examined consider both isotropic ...

  6. Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray...

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    a cell. This use of soft x-ray tomography is now generating considerable interest in the pharmaceutical industry as a potential method for reducing the cost and time it takes to...

  7. PeopleSoft Projectp j Postdoc Web FormsPostdoc Web Forms

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    Kay, Mark A.

    PeopleSoft Projectp j Postdoc Web FormsPostdoc Web Forms What to Expect and How to Prepare. Web Forms and interfaces to support all Postdoc administrative processes and system

  8. PneUI: Pneumatically Actuated Soft Composite Materials for Shape Changing Interfaces

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    Yao, Lining

    This paper presents PneUI, an enabling technology to build shape-changing interfaces through pneumatically-actuated soft composite materials. The composite materials integrate the capabilities of both input sensing and ...

  9. Upgrade of the neon soft X-ray spectrometer for Alcator C-Mod

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    Podpaly, Yuri Anatoly

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to study plasma rotation, temperature, and impurity density, a Neon Soft X-ray Spectrometer (NeSoXs) was installed on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak. This spectrometer used a spherically bent mica crystal as the ...

  10. Soft pneumatic artificial muscles with low threshold pressures for a cardiac compression device

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    Obiajulu, Steven (Steven C.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, I present the design, fabrication and characterization of fully soft pneumatic artificial muscles (PAMs) with low threshold pressures that are intended for direct cardiac compression (DCC). McKibben type ...

  11. Energy Conservation Opportunities in Carbonated Soft Drink Canning/Bottling Facilities

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    Ganji, A. R.; Hackett, B.; Chow, S.

    The processes in carbonated soft drink production are discussed with an emphasis on energy consumption, current prevalent practices in the industry are outlined, and potential measures for energy use and cost savings are elaborated. The results from...

  12. Bright High Average Power Table-top Soft X-Ray Lasers

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    Rocca, Jorge [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Reagan, Brendon [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wernsing, Keith [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Luther, Brad [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Curtis, Alden [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Nichols,, Anthony [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wang, Yong [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Alessi, David [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Martz, Dale [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Yin, Liang [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wang, Shoujun [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Furch, Federico [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Woolston, Mark [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Patel, Dinesh [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Marconi, Mario [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Menoni, Carmen [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have demonstrated the generation of bright soft x-ray laser pulses with record-high average power from compact plasma amplifiers excited by ultrafast solid state lasers. These lasers have numerous applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

  13. Soft x-ray emission spectroscopy studies of the electronic structure of silicon supersaturated with sulfur

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    Sullivan, Joseph Timothy

    We apply soft x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) to measure the electronic structure of crystalline silicon supersaturated with sulfur (up to 0.7 at. %), a candidate intermediate-band solar cell material. Si L[subscript ...

  14. Nuclear physics in soft-wall AdS/QCD: deuteron electromagnetic form factors

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    Gutsche, Thomas; Schmidt, Ivan; Vega, Alfredo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a calculation of the deuteron electromagnetic form factors in a soft-wall AdS/QCD approach. The power scaling of the deuteron form factors is consistent with quark counting rules.

  15. Hard and soft probe - medium interactions in a 3D hydro+micro approach at RHIC

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    Bass, S A; Ruppert, J; Nonaka, C

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We utilize a 3D hybrid hydro+micro model for a comprehensive and consistent description of soft and hard particle production in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC. In the soft sector we focus on the dynamics of (multi-)strange baryons, where a clear strangeness dependence of their collision rates and freeze-out is observed. In the hard sector we study the radiative energy loss of hard partons in a soft medium in the multiple soft scattering approximation. While the nuclear suppression factor $R_{AA}$ does not reflect the high quality of the medium description (except in a reduced systematic uncertainty in extracting the quenching power of the medium), the hydrodynamical model also allows to study different centralities and in particular the angular variation of $R_{AA}$ with respect to the reaction plane, allowing for a controlled variation of the in-medium path-length.

  16. ancient iberian brown: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: Screen Esc Print Version Interactive Discussion EGU Abstract Wind speed data obtained from the National-March) wind in- dices for the western Iberian...

  17. aligned carbon nanotube: Topics by E-print Network

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    Contact Transfer Printing of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterns and Characterization materials. For many promising nanomaterials, includ- ing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), major...

  18. aligned carbon nanotubes: Topics by E-print Network

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    Contact Transfer Printing of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterns and Characterization materials. For many promising nanomaterials, includ- ing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), major...

  19. aged scots pine: Topics by E-print Network

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    include plant biomass, topology Boyer, Edmond 22 Plant Ecology 145: 115123, 1999. 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 115 Seed predation and...

  20. antigen small molecule: Topics by E-print Network

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    A printing technology for OLEDs and next the answer? http:www.tranism.comweblogimagesphotovoltaicoled.jpg 12;Like this one --- Yellow resolution 12;From drops to pads ...

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - advancing biomedicinethrough structured...

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    3 TD 303 Experimental Concepts... in Weaving 3 TD 403 Intermediate Textile Printing 3 TD 404 Surface Design 3 Required Advanced Source: Peterson, Blake R. -...

  2. attalea phalerata palms: Topics by E-print Network

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    University of 272 Please consider the environment before printing Europe bars illegal timber from markets Renewable Energy Websites Summary: .U. to prove their wood is legally...

  3. argentine republic analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    Ar entina (Washington U. S. Oovernamnt Printing Office, 1945), 44, The inportancs to Argentina of foreign nsrkets for its export products did not prevent the developnent, in the...

  4. The role of 3D printing in biological anthropology.

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    Allard, Travis T.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The following work explores the role of 3D printing in biological anthropology. A case study approach is used to provide an understanding of two different… (more)

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - ahcal prototype temperaturabhaengigkeit...

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    Summary: a combination of physical and virtual prototyping in 3D. Specifically, 3D-printing techniques are used... -specific physical prototype of the collecting system is...

  6. acute uncomplicated urinary: Topics by E-print Network

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    decision support intervention sites (11 practices) received decision support for acute cough illness through a print-based strategy, the computer-assisted decision support...

  7. acute uncomplicated cystitis: Topics by E-print Network

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    decision support intervention sites (11 practices) received decision support for acute cough illness through a print-based strategy, the computer-assisted decision support...

  8. acute uncomplicated plasmodium: Topics by E-print Network

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    decision support intervention sites (11 practices) received decision support for acute cough illness through a print-based strategy, the computer-assisted decision support...

  9. acute uncomplicated falciparum: Topics by E-print Network

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    decision support intervention sites (11 practices) received decision support for acute cough illness through a print-based strategy, the computer-assisted decision support...

  10. Printing 3D Catalytic Devices | The Ames Laboratory

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    Printing 3D Catalytic Devices Ames Laboratory scientist Igor Slowing discusses using 3D printers to create new materials, including catalysts...

  11. assuring consumer safety: Topics by E-print Network

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    is of great significance. unknown authors 412 Assuring Equity Through Health and Health Care Reform Conference Registration Information (Type or Print) Biology and Medicine...

  12. anna veronika wendland: Topics by E-print Network

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    Heijbel Storage phosphor autoradiography Tian, Weidong 17 Hot Melt Inks for 3D Printing Veronika Chovancova*, Alexandra Pekarovicova* and Paul D. Fleming III Engineering...

  13. additive stabilization process: Topics by E-print Network

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    Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: prototyping and 3D printing by users both in engineering and the humanities. The proposed digital...

  14. automated dna assembly: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: environmental impact Robotics Injection Molding Advanced Polymer Composites 3D Printing 12;In-Mold Assembly: A New manufacturing Approach Introduce multiple...

  15. additive main effect: Topics by E-print Network

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    be presented for components that can be processed by additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing. The origin structures. KEYWORDS : structural health monitoring methodology, 3D...

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    be presented for components that can be processed by additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing. The origin structures. KEYWORDS : structural health monitoring methodology, 3D...

  17. Making 3D Printed Christmas Ornaments | GE Global Research

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    This Contributor Santa's sleigh becomes "Intelligent Machine" this Christmas Using 3D Printing to Redesign Santa's Sleigh A Sneak Peek Into Santa's Smarter Sleigh Subscribe to...

  18. apolipoprotein forming soluble: Topics by E-print Network

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    these is pointed out. Kamal K. Seth 2007-12-03 411 PROGRAM CLARIFICATION RETURN FORM Power Transmission, Distribution and Plants Websites Summary: . This form is printed on...

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    London, Vol. 160, 2003, pp. 555564. Printed in Great Britain. Late Precambrian UPb titanite age for peak regional metamorphism and Summary: . 555 Late Precambrian U-Pb titanite...

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    print advertising and trade show booths. The names are probably familiar: Greenguard, Green Seal, Energy Star, Environmentally Preferable Products, SmartWood, Green Label Plus,...

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    Outreach extensive local, national and international interest was generated by web, broadcast and print South Australia 5 Confluences: AnAmericanExpedition Biology and...

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    and Dissertations Summary: ??Patients with schizophrenia often exhibit structural brain abnormalities, as well as neurological soft signs, consistent with its...

  3. 18.9 %-EFFICIENT SCREEN-PRINTED SOLAR CELLS APPLYING A PRINT-ON-PRINT Helge Hannebauer1

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    is caused by an improved short circuit current of up to 37.4 mA/cm2 which is explained by the reduced loss and hence increase the short circuit current (Jsc). However, in case of standard single printed Ag. Afterwards, the wafers are fired in a conveyor belt furnace followed by a laser edge isolation. The Po

  4. On Damage Propagation in a Soft Low-Permeability Formation

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    Silin, D.; Patzek, T.; Barenblatt, G.I.

    2003-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In this presentation, we develop a mathematical model of fluid flow with changing formation properties. The modification of formation permeability is caused by development of a connected system of fractures. As the fluids are injected or withdrawn from the reservoir, the balance between the pore pressure and the geostatic formation stresses is destroyed. If the strength of the rock is not sufficient to accommodate such an imbalance, the cementing bonds between the rock grains become broken. Such a process is called damage propagation. The micromechanics and the basic mathematical model of damage propagation have been studied in [7]. The theory was further developed in [3], where new nonlocal damage propagation model has been studied. In [2] this theory has been enhanced by incorporation of the coupling between damage propagation and fluid flow. As it has been described above, the forced fluid flow causes changes in the rock properties including formation permeability. At the same time, changing permeability facilitates fluid flow and, therefore, enhances damage propagation. One of the principle concepts introduced in [3] and [2] is the characterization of damage by a dimensionless ratio of the number of broken bonds to the number of bonds in pristine rock per unit volume. It turns out, that the resulting mathematical model consist of a system of two nonlinear parabolic equations. As it has been shown in [6] using modeling of micromechanical properties of sedimentary rocks, at increasing stress the broken bonds coalesce into a system of cracks surrounding practically intact matrix blocks. These blocks have some characteristic size and a regular geometry. The initial microcracks expand, interact with each other, coalesce and form bigger fractures, etc. Therefore, as the damage is accumulated, the growing system of connected fractures determines the permeability of the reservoir rock. Significant oil deposits are stored in low-permeability soft rock reservoirs such as shales, chalks and diatomites [9, 10]. The permeability of the pristine formation matrix in such reservoirs is so low that oil production was impossible until hydraulic fracturing was applied. For development of correct production policy, it is very significant to adequately understand and predict how fast and to what extend the initial damage induced by drilling and hydrofracturing will propagate into the reservoir. The importance of fractures for rock flow properties is a well-established and recognized fact [4, 9, 5]. Different conceptual models have been developed [8]. In this study, we propose a damage propagation model based on a combination of the model of double-porosity and double-permeability medium [4] and a modification of the model of damage propagation developed in [2].

  5. IITS Printing Terms of Conditions TECHNICAL ISSUES

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    will reprint the same document at no additional cost. b. Note: failure to follow the Designjet instructions on the web https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~accounts/labvisitor.cgi. 2. Students can continue to load the funds to load funds onto TCard+ using e-accounts, however, the funds may not be available for printing until

  6. Federal Recycling Program Printed on recycled paper.

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    #12;Federal Recycling Program Printed on recycled paper. The Forest Health Technology Enterprise of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 independence MALEZAS POR ENEMIGOS NATURALES R. G. VAN DRIESCHE University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

  7. Print this Page Close The nuclear deal

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    'Entity List', which was drawn up outside the non-proliferation laws after our nuclear weapon tests league. B At least in the eyes of the United States, India is now a nuclear weapons state. The gamblePrint this Page Close The nuclear deal July 20, 2005 | 19:05 ISTT P Sreenivasan | y assuming

  8. PRINT ONLY: GLOBAL WARMING Alexeev V. A.

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    PRINT ONLY: GLOBAL WARMING Alexeev V. A. Global Warming: 0.6°C or Less? [#1035] The peculiarities of global warming on the Earth during the last century are discussed. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII (2007) full818.pdf #12;GLOBAL WARMING: 0.6 OR LESS? V.A.Alexeev; Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry

  9. TechnologyReview.com |Print Forums

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    TechnologyReview.com |Print Forums International Fusion Research By Ian H. Hutchinson July 8, 2005 The announcement in the last week that the site for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is finally resolved is a source of relief and anticipation to nuclear fusion researchers worldwide. It opens

  10. Fabrication of asymmetrically coated colloid particles by microcontact printing techniques

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    Janus particles,4 non-spherical shaped ``acorn'' particles5,6 and unsymmetrical 3D macromoleculesFabrication of asymmetrically coated colloid particles by microcontact printing techniques Olivier particles by using a microcontact printing technique. Films of water-insoluble ionic surfactants deposited

  11. TCAUP FabLab 3D PRINTING ORDER FORM

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    TCAUP FabLab 3D PRINTING ORDER FORM: UNIQ NAME: Zcorp 400/310 10"x 8"x 8" ABS 8"x 8"x 12" or 10"x://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/digital_tech/digital_fablab/ * ZCorp members below .125" are printed at student's own risk and expense. (reasonable .125"breakage

  12. Chemical technology news from across RSC Publishing. Printing solar panels

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    Rogers, John A.

    Publishing Chemical technology news from across RSC Publishing. Printing solar panels 22 January size) silicon microcells that connect together to form flexible solar panels. By stamping hundreds solar panels 2/8/2010http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/ChemTech/Volume/2010/02/printing_solar.asp #12;Page 2

  13. Software documentation, Page 1, Printed 7/11/01 Documentation

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    Sommerville, Ian

    Software documentation, Page 1, Printed 7/11/01 Software Documentation Ian Sommerville Lancaster University, UK #12;Software documentation, Page 2, Printed 7/11/01 Introduction All large software development projects, irrespective of application, generate a large amount of associated documentation

  14. Printing Your Monthly PTA Maintenance Screen Shannon Monahan Page 1

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    Kay, Mark A.

    Printing Your Monthly PTA Maintenance Screen Shannon Monahan Page 1 Office of Postdoctoral Maintenance Screen. All starting points begin before the popup menu comes up. In Internet Explorer the Orientation to Landscape, and click OK. Print as needed to either your printer or to Adobe PDF (only works

  15. 3D PRINTING FOR INTELLIGENT METALLIC STRUCTURES M. Strantza1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    3D PRINTING FOR INTELLIGENT METALLIC STRUCTURES M. Strantza1 , D. De Baere2 , M. Rombouts3 , SSHM system is produced by 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a "process to enable its implementation. This work demonstrates the feasibility study of eSHM systems produced by 3D

  16. Soft zone formation in dissimilar welds between two Cr-Mo steels

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    Albert, S.K.; Gill, T.P.S.; Tyagi, A.K.; Mannan, S.L.; Rodriguez, P. [Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam (India); Kulkarni, S.D. [Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay (India)

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two dissimilar weldments between 9Cr-1Mo and 2.25Cr-1Mo ferritic steels have been characterized for their microstructural stability during various postweld heat treatments (PWHTs). The samples for the investigation were extracted from bead-on-plate weldments made by depositing 2.25Cr-1Mo weld metal on 9Cr-1Mo base plate and vice versa. Subsequent application of PWHT resulted in the formation of a soft zone in the low Cr ferritic steel weld or base plate. A carbide-rich hard zone, adjoining the soft zone, was also detected in the high Cr side of the weldment. Unmixed zones in the weld metal provided additional soft and hard zones in the weld metals. The migration of carbon from low-Cr steel to high-Cr steel, driven by the carbon activity gradient, has been shown to be responsible for the formation of soft and hard zones. A carbon activity diagram for 2.25Cr-1Mo/9Cr-1Mo weldments has been proposed to aid in the selection of welding consumables for reducing or preventing the soft zone formation.

  17. A Case for Soft Error Detection and Correction in Computational Chemistry

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    van Dam, Hubertus JJ; Vishnu, Abhinav; De Jong, Wibe A.

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    High performance computing platforms are expected to deliver 10(18) floating operations per second by the year 2022 through the deployment of millions of cores. Even if every core is highly reliable the sheer number of the them will mean that the mean time between failures will become so short that most applications runs will suffer at least one fault. In particular soft errors caused by intermittent incorrect behavior of the hardware are a concern as they lead to silent data corruption. In this paper we investigate the impact of soft errors on optimization algorithms using Hartree-Fock as a particular example. Optimization algorithms iteratively reduce the error in the initial guess to reach the intended solution. Therefore they may intuitively appear to be resilient to soft errors. Our results show that this is true for soft errors of small magnitudes but not for large errors. We suggest error detection and correction mechanisms for different classes of data structures. The results obtained with these mechanisms indicate that we can correct more than 95% of the soft errors at moderate increases in the computational cost.

  18. Illusory Sense of Human Touch from a Warm and Soft Artificial Hand

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    Cabibihan, John-John; Srinivasa, Yeshwin Mysore; Chan, Mark Aaron; Muruganantham, Arrchana

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To touch and be touched are vital to human development, well being, and relationships. However, to those who have lost their arms and hands due to accident or war, touching becomes a serious concern that often leads to psychosocial issues and social stigma. In this paper, we demonstrate that the touch from a warm and soft rubber hand can be perceived by another person as if the touch were coming from a human hand. We describe a three step process toward this goal. First, we made participants select artificial skin samples according to their preferred warmth and softness characteristics. At room temperature, the preferred warmth was found to be 28.4 deg C at the skin surface of a soft silicone rubber material that has a Shore durometer value of 30 at the OO scale. Second, we developed a process to create a rubber hand replica of a human hand. To compare the skin softness of a human hand and artificial hands, a robotic indenter was employed to produce a softness map by recording the displacement data when const...

  19. Soft Lithography Using Acryloxy Perfluoropolyether Composite Tu T. Truong, Rongsheng Lin, Seokwoo Jeon, Hee Hyun Lee, Joana Maria,

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    Rogers, John A.

    Soft Lithography Using Acryloxy Perfluoropolyether Composite Stamps Tu T. Truong, Rongsheng Lin composite patterning elements that use a commercially available acryloxy perfluoropolyether (a

  20. Multi-Layer Inkjet Printed Contacts to Si

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    Curtis, C. J.; van Hest, M.; Miedaner, A.; Kaydanova, T.; Smith, L.; Ginley, D. S.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ag, Cu, and Ni metallizations were inkjet printed with near vacuum deposition quality. The approach developed can be easily extended to other conductors such as Pt, Pd, Au, etc. Thick highly conducting lines of Ag and Cu demonstrating good adhesion to glass, Si, and printed circuit board (PCB) have been printed at 100-200 deg C in air and N2 respectively. Ag grids were inkjet-printed on Si solar cells and fired through the silicon nitride AR layer at 850 deg C, resulting in 8% cells. Next generation inks, including an ink that etches silicon nitride, have now been developed. Multi-layer inkjet printing of the etching ink followed by Ag ink produced contacts under milder conditions and gave solar cells with efficiencies as high as 12%.

  1. The University of Arizona Print Supplier Program-New Contracted Printing Vendors and Changes to Bulk Mailing Services

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    Ziurys, Lucy M.

    The University of Arizona Print Supplier Program- New Contracted Printing Vendors and Changes, and ability to meet deadlines and price. Volume discounts are built into our contracts with these vendors. The more University departments use these selected vendors, the greater the discount the University

  2. Time to pull out. And not just from Iraq. -Print Version -International Herald Tribune http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/07/15/opinion/eddeutch.php

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    Deutch, John

    Time to pull out. And not just from Iraq. - Print Version - International Herald Tribune http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/07/15/opinion/eddeutch.php Time to pull out. And not just from Iraq. John Deutch The New York from Iraq. - Print Version - International Herald Tribune http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php

  3. Development of a Time-resolved Soft X-ray Spectrometer for Laser Produced Plasma Experiments

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    Cone, K V; Dunn, J; Schneider, M B; Baldis, H A; Brown, G V; Emig, J; James, D L; May, M J; Park, J; Shepherd, R; Widmann, K

    2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A 2400 line/mm variable spaced grating spectrometer (VSG) has been used to measure soft x-ray emission (8-22 {angstrom}) from laser-produced plasma experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Compact Multipulse Terrawatt (COMET) Laser Facility. The spectrometer was coupled to a Kentech x-ray streak camera to study the temporal evolution of soft x-rays emitted from the back of mylar and copper foils irradiated at 10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}. The instrument demonstrated a resolving power of {approx} 120 at 19 {angstrom} with a time resolution of 31 ps. The time-resolved copper emission spectrum was consistent with a photodiode monitoring the laser temporal pulse shape and indicated that the soft x-ray emission follows the laser heating of the target. The time and spectral resolution of this diagnostic make it useful for studies of high temperature plasmas.

  4. Development of a time-resolved soft x-ray spectrometer for laser produced plasma experiments

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    Cone, K. V.; Park, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Dunn, J.; Schneider, M. B.; Brown, G. V.; Emig, J.; James, D. L.; May, M. J.; Shepherd, R.; Widmann, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Baldis, H. A. [University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A 2400 lines/mm variable-spaced grating spectrometer has been used to measure soft x-ray emission (8-22 A) from laser-produced plasma experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Compact Multipulse Terrawatt (COMET) Laser Facility. The spectrometer was coupled to a Kentech x-ray streak camera to study the temporal evolution of soft x rays emitted from the back of the Mylar and the copper foils irradiated at 10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}. The instrument demonstrated a resolving power of {approx}120 at 19 A with a time resolution of 31 ps. The time-resolved copper emission spectrum was consistent with a photodiode monitoring the laser temporal pulse shape and indicated that the soft x-ray emission follows the laser heating of the target. The time and spectral resolutions of this diagnostic make it useful for studies of high temperature plasmas.

  5. Efficiency consideration of DC link soft-switching inverters for motor drive applications

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    Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W.; McKeever, J.W.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper critically evaluates efficiency of soft switching inverters including an actively clamped resonant dc link inverter and a clamped-mode resonant pole inverter. An analytical approach to evaluating efficiency of the clamped-mode soft switching inverter has been developed. The evaluation results are compared with that of the standard pulse-width-modulation (PWM) inverter. A 50-kW induction motor is used as the variable load, and the inverter efficiency is evaluated under different speed and torque conditions. The clamped-mode soft-switching inverter, although eliminating the switching loss, shows poor efficiency over the entire load range. Under low load conditions, the efficiency profile is even worse. The actively clamped resonant dc link inverter shows highest efficiency over the entire speed and torque range. However, its energy saving over the standard PWM inverter is marginal under full load or high speed conditions.

  6. ALP Conversion and the Soft X-ray Excess in the Outskirts of the Coma Cluster

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    David Kraljic; Markus Rummel; Joseph P. Conlon

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    It was recently found that the soft X-ray excess in the center of the Coma cluster can be fitted by conversion of axion-like-particles (ALPs) of a cosmic axion background (CAB) to photons. We extend this analysis to the outskirts of Coma, including regions up to 5 Mpc from the center of the cluster. We extract the excess soft X-ray flux from ROSAT All-Sky Survey data and compare it to the expected flux from ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. The soft X-ray excess both in the center and the outskirts of Coma can be simultaneously fitted by ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. Given the uncertainties of the cluster magnetic field in the outskirts we constrain the parameter space of the CAB. In particular, an upper limit on the CAB mean energy and a range of allowed ALP-photon couplings are derived.

  7. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry 36: 267277, 2000. 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Loh, Watson

    Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 267 Diffusion Evidence for a Stepwise Association Between Alkyl p

  8. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 9: 2134, 2001. 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    McMaster University

    . Printed in the Netherlands. 21 Spatial variability in the response of lower trophic levels after carp

  9. For additional information, please e-mail ctsc_noveltech@med.cornell.edu REQUEST FOR CTSC 3D PRINTING APPLICATIONS

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    for commercialization 3D Printing Novel Technology Award $10,000 (direct costs) with use of the New CTSC 3D Printing with 3D printing technology in order to rapidly develop novel biomedical products with application) and importance of funding to feasibility of the project Research Plan (use of the CTSC 3D Printing Core Facility

  10. Experimental Demonstration of a Soft X-ray Self-seeded Free-electron Laser

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    Ratner, D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Abela, R. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Amann, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Behrens, C. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Bohler, D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Bouchard, G. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Bostedt, C. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Boyes, M. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Chow, K. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Cocco, D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Decker, F. J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Ding, Y. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Eckman, C. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Emma, P. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fairley, D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Feng, Y. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Field, C. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Flechsig, U. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Gassner, G. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Hastings, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Heimann, P. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Huang, Z. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Kelez, N. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Krzywinski, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Loos, H. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Lutman, A. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Marinelli, A. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Marcus, G. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Maxwell, T. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Moeller, S. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Morton, D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Nuhn, H. D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Rodes, N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Schlotter, W. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Serkez, S. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Stevens, T. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Turner, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Walz, D. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Welch, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Wu, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States)

    2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) has added self-seeding capability to the soft x-ray range using a grating monochromator system. We report demonstration of soft x-ray self-seeding with a measured resolving power of 2000-5000, wavelength stability of 10-4, and an increase in peak brightness by a factor of 2-5 across the photon energy range of 500-1000 eV. By avoiding the need for a monochromator at the experimental station, the self-seeded beam can deliver as much as 50 fold higher brightness to users.

  11. Soft-x-ray hollow fiber optics with inner metal coating

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    Matsuura, Yuji; Oyama, Tadaaki; Miyagi, Mitsunobu

    2005-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A glass capillary with an inner metal coating is proposed to be used as soft-x-ray fiber optics in medical applications. Based on the results of theoretical calculations, nickel was chosen as the coating material for x rays radiated from a conventional x-ray tube. A nickel-coated capillary was fabricated by electroless deposition, and focusing and collimating effects were observed from measurements of the transmission efficiency of soft x rays. The transmission of a nickel-coated capillary with an inner diameter of 0.53 mm and a length of 300 mm was 10%, which is approximately double that of an uncoated glass capillary.

  12. Surface roughness of stainless-steel mirrors for focusing soft x rays

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Gullikson, Eric M.; Howells, Malcolm R.; Irick, Steve C.; MacDowell, Alastair A.; McKinney, Wayne R.; Salmassi, Farhad; Warwick, Tony; Metz, James P.; Tonnessen, Thomas W

    2006-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used polished stainless steel as a mirror substrate to provide focusing of soft x rays in grazing-incidence reflection. The critical issue of the quality of the steel surface,polished and coated with gold, is discussed in detail. A comparison is made to a polished,gold-coated, electroless nickel surface, which provides a smoother finish. We used the surface height distributions, measured with an interferometric microscope and complemented by atomic-force microscope measurements, to compute power spectral densities and then to evaluate the surface roughness. The effects of roughness in reducing the specular reflectivity were verified by soft-x-ray measurements.

  13. Multilayer films with sharp, stable interfaces for use in EUV and soft X-ray application

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    Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA); Bajt, Sasa (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The reflectivity and thermal stability of Mo/Si (molybdenum/silicon) multilayer films, used in soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet region, is enhanced by deposition of a thin layer of boron carbide (e.g., B.sub.4 C) between alternating layers of Mo and Si. The invention is useful for reflective coatings for soft X-ray and extreme ultraviolet optics, multilayer for masks, coatings for other wavelengths and multilayers for masks that are more thermally stable than pure Mo/Si multilayers

  14. Soft Factor Subtraction and Transverse Momentum Dependent Parton Distributions on Lattice

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    Xiangdong Ji; Peng Sun; Xiaonu Xiong; Feng Yuan

    2014-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the transverse momentum dependent (TMD) parton distributions in the newly proposed quasi-parton distribution function framework in Euclidean space. A soft factor subtraction is found to be essential to make the TMDs calculable on lattice. We show that the quasi-TMDs with the associated soft factor subtraction can be applied in hard QCD scattering processes such as Drell-Yan lepton pair production in hadronic collisions. This allows future lattice calculations to provide information on the non-perturbative inputs and energy evolutions for the TMDs. Extension to the generalized parton distributions and quantum phase space Wigner distributions will lead to a complete nucleon tomography on lattice.

  15. METAMATERIALS: Large-area printed 3D negative-index metamaterial is flexible -Laser Focus World http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-47/issue-8/world-news/metamaterials-large-area-printed-3d-negative-index-metamaterial-is-flexible.html[8/1

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    Rogers, John A.

    METAMATERIALS: Large-area printed 3D negative-index metamaterial is flexible - Laser Focus World-area printed 3D negative-index metamaterial is flexible METAMATERIALS: Large-area printed 3D negative, with the advent of a printing process that produces large-area 3D multilayer optical NIMs --8.7 Ã? 8.7 cm square

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted auxiliary switch Sample Search...

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    quasiresonant tank soft- switching inverter," in Proc. IEEE Ind... IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 19, NO. 2, MARCH 2004 363 A Passive Soft-Switching... for...

  17. Analysis of the capabilities of continuous high-speed microcontact printing

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    Khanna, Kanika

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microcontact printing uses elastomeric stamps to transfer ink onto a substrate by the process of self-assembly. It has the capability to print features as small as 200nm over large areas. Because of this it has many potential ...

  18. High green density metal parts by vibrational compaction of dry powder in three dimensional printing process

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    Gregorski, Steven Joseph

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The material properties and dimensional accuracy of metal tooling produced by the Three Dimensional Printing process can be enhanced by increasing the green density of the 3D printed part. Green density is the ratio of ...

  19. Evaporative printing of organic materials and metals and development of organic memories

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    Kang, Sung Hoon, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The advantages of directed printing make it the ideal fabrication tool for the ubiquitous electronic technologies of the future. However, direct printing techniques such as ink-jet technology, are currently limited to ...

  20. Local Motors Begins Their Six Day Quest to 3D Print the 'Strati...

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    a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation Printing a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation SABIC's Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the World's First 3D-Printed Vehicle at...

  1. Design and analysis of high-speed continuous micro-contact printing

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    Shen, Xiao, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micro-contact printing ([mu]CP) is a technology that prints directly off a patterned elastomeric stamp by transferring only a molecular monolayer of ink to a surface, providing a low-cost, high resolution and widely ...

  2. Design and manufacturing of high precision roll-to-roll multilayer printing machine -- machine upgrade

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    Zhu, Yufei

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2008, a group of MIT Master of Engineering students built a roll to roll machine for printing thiol onto a flexible gold substrate by self-assembly. The machine demonstrated good performance in high speed printing (400 ...

  3. Printing Tiny Batteries | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Researchers use sophisticated 3D printing techniques to create batteries the size of a grain of sand. This work, featured in...

  4. 3-D Printed Electrically and Optically Paced Skeletal Muscle Based Biological Machines Caroline Cvetkovic, Bioengineering

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    Kilian, Kristopher A.

    3-D Printed Electrically and Optically Paced Skeletal Muscle Based Biological Machines Caroline Research Aims and Goals · To use 3D printing technologies to fabricate the structure of the biological

  5. Evaluation of PC-ISO for customized, 3D printed, gynecologic 192Ir HDR brachytherapy applicators

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2015 253 Cunha et al. : PC-ISO for 3D printed brachytherapy1, 2015 Evaluation of PC-ISO for customized, 3D printed,attenuation properties of PC-ISO, a commercially available,

  6. asymmetric 3d in-vitro: Topics by E-print Network

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    was performed to understand the correlation between printing parameters in the FDM 3D printing process, and the force required to remove a part from the build platform of a 3D...

  7. anion-templated 3d heterobimetallic: Topics by E-print Network

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    was performed to understand the correlation between printing parameters in the FDM 3D printing process, and the force required to remove a part from the build platform of a 3D...

  8. Toward Nanoscale Three-Dimensional Printing: Nanowalls Built of Electrospun Nanofibers

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    Kim, Ho-Young

    . This novel 3D printing scheme can be applied to the development of various 3D nanoscale objects including manufacturing for several decades.1 So- called 3D printing is reaching a stage where the desired products can

  9. Impact of 3D printing on global supply chains by 2020

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    Bhasin, Varun

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis aims to quantitatively estimate the potential impact of 3D Printing on global supply chains. Industrial adoption of 3D Printing has been increasing gradually from prototyping to manufacturing of low volume ...

  10. In July of 2003, the organizations of Printing Services; Planning, Construction & Maintenance; Parking; Campus

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    Shim, Moonsub

    , systems & controls, and waste transfer & recycling. Planning Division: The primary focus of our Planning · Parking · Printing · Space Management · Stores · Waste Management & Recycling · Copying ServicesAbout In July of 2003, the organizations of Printing Services; Planning, Construction & Maintenance

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - angle resolved thermal Sample Search Results

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    2 3 4 5 > >> 41 Inverse Problems IO (19941 185-197. Printed in the UK Thermal-wave slice tomography using wave-field Summary: Inverse Problems IO (19941 185-197. Printed in the UK...

  12. Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High-energy Electrons

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) caused by soft X-rays and energetic electrons have been measured using to polyethylene terephalate (PET) by TEM-EELS versus nonspatially resolved NEXAFS.5 That study also reported

  13. 960 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 56, NO. 3, MARCH 2010 Low-Complexity Soft-Decoding Algorithms

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    Ping, Li

    to the iterative decoding of Reed-Solomon (RS) codes. The presented methodology utilizes an architecture in which-Decoding Algorithms for Reed­Solomon Codes--Part II: Soft-Input Soft-Output Iterative Decoding Jason Bellorado with the presented methodology. The complexity of the proposed algorithm is significantly lower than these existing

  14. 4056 IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 13, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2013 Design and Characterization of a Soft Multi-Axis

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    4056 IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 13, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2013 Design and Characterization of a Soft Multi-Axis Force Sensor Using Embedded Microfluidic Channels Daniel M. Vogt, Member, IEEE, Yong-Lae Park system. We describe the design, fabrication, and characterization of a novel soft multi-axis force sensor

  15. JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS, VOL. 13, NO. 3, JUNE 2011 257 Soft-Decision-and-Forward Protocol for Cooperative

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    No, Jong-Seon

    -decision-and-forward (SDF) with multiple antennas in each node is introduced. SDF protocol exploits the soft decision source be seen through simu- lations that SDF protocol outperforms AF protocol for both OT and NT. Index Terms-likelihood (ML) decoder, soft-decision-and-forward (SDF). I. INTRODUCTION Multiple-antenna transmission has been

  16. Pump pulse-width dependence of grazing-incidence pumped transient collisional soft-x-ray lasers M. Berrill,1

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    Rocca, Jorge J.

    Pump pulse-width dependence of grazing-incidence pumped transient collisional soft-x-ray lasers M 2007 The output energy dependence of high repetition rate grazing incidence pumped Ni-like Mo, Ni-like Ag, and Ne-like Ti transient collisional soft x-ray lasers on the duration of the pump pulse

  17. Interface structures in FePtFe3Pt hard-soft exchange-coupled magnetic nanocomposites

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    Liu, J. Ping

    Interface structures in FePtÃ?Fe3Pt hard-soft exchange-coupled magnetic nanocomposites Jing Li with sizes 10 nm. This ensures the effective exchange coupling of magnetically hard and soft phases. High magnetic materials, the performance of conventional bulk permanent magnetic ma- terials is limited by its

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - albumin colloid particles Sample Search...

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    Yale University Collection: Environmental Management and Restoration Technologies 22 Printing of organic and inorganic nanomaterials using electrospray ionization and...

  19. Aquatic Ecology 36: 8595, 2002. 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Aquatic Ecology 36: 85­95, 2002. © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 85

  20. Plant and Soil 212: 7583, 1999. 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Neher, Deborah A.

    Plant and Soil 212: 75­83, 1999. © 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 75