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1

Senior Debt Fastball Presentation  

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Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Senior Debt Fastball Presentation Phillip Thomas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Heartland Bank

2

Slow Moving Debt Crises  

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What circumstances or policies leave sovereign borrowers at the mercy of self-fulfilling increases in interest rates? To answer this question, we study the dynamics of debt and interest rates in a model where default is ...

Lorenzoni, Guido

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Columbia Generating Station debt options for rate relief - November...  

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extending about 350 million of existing Columbia Generating Station debt to 2024 to the Energy Northwest Audit, Legal and Finance Committee (www.bpa.govcorporateFinanceDebt...

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Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York)  

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NYBDC provides Loans for Refinancing Debt. It can refinance up to 80% of the value of the business’s collateral, and the repayment period is tied to the assets’ viability. The program has a high...

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Michigan Technological University Debt Service Obligations  

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Michigan Technological University Debt Service Obligations As of June 30, 2013 Current LT Series) Refunding of 2003 & 2004 Fixed Rate Bond Issues SDC Ice Plant and Partial Roof of SDC Total

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ORIGINAL PAPER Extinction debt in naturally contracting mountain  

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of meadow habitat, resulting in an extinction debt. In contrast, abundance of herb-feeding moths and species conservation. Extinction debt refers to the number of extant specialist species of a habitat expected to become al. 2010; Bommarco et al. 2014). However, while some groups of species experience extinction debt

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Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt...  

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Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Overview of financing solar photovoltaics at government sties with power purchase agreements and public debt. Author:...

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The Cost of Debt Jules H. van Binsbergen  

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§ This version: January 2008 Abstract We estimate firm-specific cost of corporate debt functions for thousands of debt benefit curves. By integrating the area between the benefit and cost functions we estimate in capital structure policies by studying the signs of estimated slope coefficients for factors such as firm

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Numerical Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations  

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Numerical Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations by Xiaofang Ma Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations Xiaofang Ma Doctor of Philosophy methods for synthetic CDO valuation are presented. iii #12;Acknowledgements Although many people have

Toronto, University of

10

Balancing biodiversity in a changing environment: extinction debt,  

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Balancing biodiversity in a changing environment: extinction debt, immigration credit and species Dynamics Species immigration and extinction are the dominant forces underlying changes in species diversity environmental change. The model incorporates lags in extinction and immigration, which lead to extinction debt

Sax, Dov

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Debt bad, surplus good, right? Not necessarily, economists say  

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agree that the U.S. has a high amount of debt relative to its gross domestic product and must do percent under George H.W. Bush and 84 percent under George W. Bush. President Obama has overseen another

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Debt dependency, debt relief, and macroeconomic policies: how does the structure of external and domestic debt affect the well being of a country?s citizenry?  

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; Walton and Ragin, 1990; Dixon and Boswell, 1996; Firebaugh, 1996) on the growth and development of Third World Countries. This research primarily examines the relationship between external debt held by multilateral development institutions...) findings demonstrate that over urbanization, measured as the residuals of urbanization regressed on GNP per capita (Bradshaw, 1987), is one of the primary causes of Third World protests against austerity programs. 11 Neoclassical Economic Theory...

Burns, Jackie Rene

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption  

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Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption Physics Colloquium Presented in financial markets. Globally, data analysis of energy consumption per capita around the world shows@american.edu Similarly to the probability distribution of energy in physics, the probability distribution of money among

Hill, Wendell T.

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Weak Parity Scott Aaronson  

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Weak Parity Scott Aaronson Andris Ambainis Kaspars Balodis Mohammad Bavarian§ Abstract We study elementary remarks about WEAK PARITY. (i) Of course it's trivial to guess PAR(X) on a 1/2 fraction of inputs

Aaronson, Scott

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Finance is just another word for other people's debts an interview with David Graeber  

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an anthropologist. Notes 1. David Graeber, Debt: The FirstMelville House, 2011). 2. David Graeber, Direct Action: AnAK Press, 2009). 3. David Graeber, Toward an Anthropological

Appel, HC

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

17

Non-statistical Weak Measurements  

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Non-statistical weak measurements yield weak values that are outside the range of eigenvalues and are not rare, suggesting that weak values are a property of every pre-and-post-selected ensemble. They also extend the applicability and valid regime of weak values.

Jeff Tollaksen; Yakir Aharonov

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Can the trace formula describe weak localisation?  

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We attempt to systematically derive perturbative quantum corrections to the Berry diagonal approximation of the two-level correlation function (TLCF) for chaotic systems. To this end, we develop a ``weak diagonal approximation'' based on a recent description of the first weak localisation correction to conductance in terms of the Gutzwiller trace formula. This semiclassical method is tested by using it to derive the weak localisation corrections to the TLCF for a semiclassically disordered system. Unfortunately the method is unable to correctly reproduce the ``Hikami boxes'' (the relatively small regions where classical paths are glued together by quantum processes). This results in the method failing to reproduce the well known weak localisation expansion. It so happens that for the first order correction it merely produces the wrong prefactor. However for the second order correction, it is unable to reproduce certain contributions, and leads to a result which is of a different form to the standard one.

Robert S. Whitney; Igor V. Lerner; Robert A. Smith

1999-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Debt Capacity and Optimal Capital Structure for Privately-Financed Infrastructure Projects  

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productivity, profitability, and private sector capital formation. He estimated, for example, that a 1 effective utilization of resources, when compared with the more flexible and cost conscious private sectorDebt Capacity and Optimal Capital Structure for Privately-Financed Infrastructure Projects

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Debt Composition and Balance Sheet Effect Of Currency Crisis in Indonesia1  

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1 Debt Composition and Balance Sheet Effect Of Currency Crisis in Indonesia1 Prepared by Agustinus condition in Indonesia. Therefore, even though currency depreciation is not related significantly to firm and Indonesia; despite some slowdown in growth in 1996, there was not a strong case that any of the countries

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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International financial crises, term structure of foreign debt and monetary policy in open economies  

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...................................................19 II.2.4.2 Assumption on R ..................................................20 II.3 Types of Equilibria.......................................................................20 II.3.1 Overview of Equilibria with No Crises... Short-term Debt Is More Expensive ( 120102 r )................................61 II.5.1.4 Summary of Vulnerability to Bank Runs.............62 II.5.2 When Do International Creditors Stop Lending to Domestic Banks...

Caliskan, Ahmet

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Interaction | Jefferson Lab  

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The Difference Between Certainly and Perhaps: The Bargaining Strategies of Venezuela and Argentina In Commercial Debt Negotiations  

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n.a. n.a. Brazil Mexico Venezuela Chile Total Note: BankThe Renegotiation of Venezuela's Foreign Debt During 1982of repayment was whether Venezuela would have to accept an

Doherty, E.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting Mexican imports of U.S. corn, sorghum and soybeans under free trade and debt reduction scenarios  

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INFORMATION Mexican External Debt and Structural Adjustment U. S. - Mexico Agricultural Trade Commodity Specific Factors LITERATURE REVIEW Economic Integration and the Welfare Impacts of a FTA Modeling Methods METHOD OF ANALYSIS AND DATA Description... BACKGROUND INFORMATION To analyze corn, sorghum and soybean trade it is useful to outline several background factors. First, Mexican external debt and its impact on U. S. -Mexican agricultural trade will be discussed. Second, U. S. -Mexican agricultural...

Lyford, Conrad Power

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Measurements via Quantum Erasure  

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Weak measurement is increasingly acknowledged as an important theoretical and experimental tool. Until now however, it was not known how to perform an efficient weak non-local measurement of a general operator. We propose a novel scheme for performing non-local weak measurement which is based on the principle of quantum erasure. This method is then demonstrated within a few gedanken experiments, and also applied to the case of measuring sequential weak values. Comparison with other protocols for extracting non-local weak values offers several advantages of the suggested algorithm. In addition to the practical merits, this scheme sheds new light on fundamental topics such as causality, non-locality, measurement and uncertainty.

Aharon Brodutch; Eliahu Cohen

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak-link capacitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for making a dielectric material where a precursor polymer selected from poly(phenylene vinylene) polyacetylene, poly(p-phenylene), poly(thienylene vinylene), poly(1,4-naphthylene vinylene), and poly(p-pyridine vinylene) is energized said by exposure by radiation or increase in temperature to a level sufficient to eliminate said leaving groups contained within the precursor polymer, thereby transforming the dielectric material into a conductive polymer. The leaving group in the precursor polymer can be a chloride, a bromide, an iodide, a fluoride, an ester, an xanthate, a nitrile, an amine, a nitro group, a carbonate, a dithiocarbamate, a sulfonium group, an oxonium group, an iodonium group, a pyridinium group, an ammonium group, a borate group, a borane group, a sulphinyl group, or a sulfonyl group.

Dirk, Shawn M. (Albuquerque, NM); Johnson, Ross S. (Albuquerque, NM); Wheeler, David R. (Albuquerque, NM); Bogart, Gregory R. (Corrales, NM)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak-link capacitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for making a dielectric material where a precursor polymer selected from poly(phenylene vinylene)polyacetylene, poly(p-phenylene), poly(thienylene vinylene), poly(1,4-naphthylene vinylene), and poly(p-pyridine vinylene) is energized said by exposure by radiation or increase in temperature to a level sufficient to eliminate said leaving groups contained within the precursor polymer, thereby transforming the dielectric material into a conductive polymer. The leaving group in the precursor polymer can be a chloride, a bromide, an iodide, a fluoride, an ester, an xanthate, a nitrile, an amine, a nitro group, a carbonate, a dithiocarbamate, a sulfonium group, an oxonium group, an iodonium group, a pyridinium group, an ammonium group, a borate group, a borane group, a sulphinyl group, or a sulfonyl group.

Dirk, Shawn M.; Johnson, Ross S.; Wheeler, David R.; Bogart, Gregory R.

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering  

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We extend the analysis of the deeply virtual Compton scattering process to the weak interaction sector in the generalized Bjorken limit. The virtual Compton scattering amplitudes for the weak neutral and charged currents are calculated at the leading twist within the framework of the nonlocal light-cone expansion via coordinate space QCD string operators. Using a simple model, we estimate cross sections for neutrino scattering off the nucleon, relevant for future high intensity neutrino beam facilities.

Ales Psaker; Wolodymyr Melnitchouk; Anatoly Radyushkin

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrization in weakly sequential spaces  

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METRIZATION IN WEAXLY SEQUENTIAL SPACES A Thesis by DOMINIQUE MARGARET EMERSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1975 Ma)or Sub...]ect: Mathematics METRIZATION IN WEAKLY SEQUENTIAL SPACES A Thesis by DOMINIQUE MARGARET EMERSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) c-0 (Head of Department) ember) (Member) May 1975 ABSTRACT Metrization in Weakly Sequential...

Emerson, Dominique Margaret

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Student Loan Debt Management O V E R V I E WO V E R V I E WO V E R V I E WO V E R V I E W  

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forgiven remains a taxable income Extended Repayment Plans Unconsolidated debt must be at least $30 000Unconsolidated debt must be at least $30,000 Consolidation loans start at $7,500 · *Based on $25,500 Subsidized

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Spurious Shear in Weak Lensing with LSST  

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The complete 10-year survey from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will image {approx} 20,000 square degrees of sky in six filter bands every few nights, bringing the final survey depth to r {approx} 27.5, with over 4 billion well measured galaxies. To take full advantage of this unprecedented statistical power, the systematic errors associated with weak lensing measurements need to be controlled to a level similar to the statistical errors. This work is the first attempt to quantitatively estimate the absolute level and statistical properties of the systematic errors on weak lensing shear measurements due to the most important physical effects in the LSST system via high fidelity ray-tracing simulations. We identify and isolate the different sources of algorithm-independent, additive systematic errors on shear measurements for LSST and predict their impact on the final cosmic shear measurements using conventional weak lensing analysis techniques. We find that the main source of the errors comes from an inability to adequately characterise the atmospheric point spread function (PSF) due to its high frequency spatial variation on angular scales smaller than {approx} 10{prime} in the single short exposures, which propagates into a spurious shear correlation function at the 10{sup -4}-10{sup -3} level on these scales. With the large multi-epoch dataset that will be acquired by LSST, the stochastic errors average out, bringing the final spurious shear correlation function to a level very close to the statistical errors. Our results imply that the cosmological constraints from LSST will not be severely limited by these algorithm-independent, additive systematic effects.

Chang, C.; Kahn, S.M.; Jernigan, J.G.; Peterson, J.R.; AlSayyad, Y.; Ahmad, Z.; Bankert, J.; Bard, D.; Connolly, A.; Gibson, R.R.; Gilmore, K.; Grace, E.; Hannel, M.; Hodge, M.A.; Jee, M.J.; Jones, L.; Krughoff, S.; Lorenz, S.; Marshall, P.J.; Marshall, S.; Meert, A.

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak-Chaos Ratchet Accelerator  

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Classical Hamiltonian systems with a mixed phase space and some asymmetry may exhibit chaotic ratchet effects. The most significant such effect is a directed momentum current or acceleration. In known model systems, this effect may arise only for sufficiently strong chaos. In this paper, a Hamiltonian ratchet accelerator is introduced, featuring a momentum current for arbitrarily weak chaos. The system is a realistic, generalized kicked rotor and is exactly solvable to some extent, leading to analytical expressions for the momentum current. While this current arises also for relatively strong chaos, the maximal current is shown to occur, at least in one case, precisely in a limit of arbitrarily weak chaos.

Itzhack Dana; Vladislav B. Roitberg

2012-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmology and the weak interaction  

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The weak interaction plays a critical role in modern Big Bang cosmology. This review will emphasize two of its most publicized cosmological connections: Big Bang nucleosynthesis and Dark Matter. The first of these is connected to the cosmological prediction of Neutrino Flavours, N{sub {nu}} {approximately} 3 which is now being confirmed at SLC and LEP. The second is interrelated to the whole problem of galaxy and structure formation in the universe. This review will demonstrate the role of the weak interaction both for dark matter candidates and for the problem of generating seeds to form structure. 87 refs., 3 figs., 5 tabs.

Schramm, D.N. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA)):(Chicago Univ., IL (USA))

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Debt Optimization  

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Simulating weak localization using superconducting quantum circuits  

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Understanding complex quantum matter presents a central challenge in condensed matter physics. The difficulty lies in the exponential scaling of the Hilbert space with the system size, making solutions intractable for both analytical and conventional numerical methods. As originally envisioned by Richard Feynman, this class of problems can be tackled using controllable quantum simulators. Despite many efforts, building an quantum emulator capable of solving generic quantum problems remains an outstanding challenge, as this involves controlling a large number of quantum elements. Here, employing a multi-element superconducting quantum circuit and manipulating a single microwave photon, we demonstrate that we can simulate the weak localization phenomenon observed in mesoscopic systems. By engineering the control sequence in our emulator circuit, we are also able to reproduce the well-known temperature dependence of weak localization. Furthermore, we can use our circuit to continuously tune the level of disorder, a parameter that is not readily accessible in mesoscopic systems. By demonstrating a high level of control and complexity, our experiment shows the potential for superconducting quantum circuits to realize scalable quantum simulators.

Yu Chen; P. Roushan; D. Sank; C. Neill; Erik Lucero; Matteo Mariantoni; R. Barends; B. Chiaro; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; J. Y. Mutus; P. J. J. O'Malley; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; Yi Yin; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak values and weak coupling maximizing the output of weak measurements  

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In a weak measurement, the average output ?o? of a probe that measures an observable A{sup -hat} of a quantum system undergoing both a preparation in a state ?{sub i} and a postselection in a state E{sub f} is, to a good approximation, a function of the weak value A{sub w}=Tr[E{sub f}A{sup -hat} ?{sub i}]/Tr[E{sub f}?{sub i}], a complex number. For a fixed coupling ?, when the overlap Tr[E{sub f}?{sub i}] is very small, A{sub w} diverges, but ?o? stays finite, often tending to zero for symmetry reasons. This paper answers the questions: what is the weak value that maximizes the output for a fixed coupling? What is the coupling that maximizes the output for a fixed weak value? We derive equations for the optimal values of A{sub w} and ?, and provide the solutions. The results are independent of the dimensionality of the system, and they apply to a probe having a Hilbert space of arbitrary dimension. Using the Schrödinger–Robertson uncertainty relation, we demonstrate that, in an important case, the amplification ?o? cannot exceed the initial uncertainty ?{sub o} in the observable o{sup -hat}, we provide an upper limit for the more general case, and a strategy to obtain ?o???{sub o}. - Highlights: •We have provided a general framework to find the extremal values of a weak measurement. •We have derived the location of the extremal values in terms of preparation and postselection. •We have devised a maximization strategy going beyond the limit of the Schrödinger–Robertson relation.

Di Lorenzo, Antonio, E-mail: dilorenzo.antonio@gmail.com

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Superdiffusion of Weak Chaos  

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A class of kicked rotors is introduced, exhibiting accelerator-mode islands (AIs) and {\\em global} superdiffusion for {\\em arbitrarily weak} chaos. The corresponding standard maps are shown to be exactly related to generalized web maps taken modulo an ``oblique cylinder''. Then, in a case that the web-map orbit structure is periodic in the phase plane, the AIs are essentially {\\em normal} web islands folded back into the cylinder. As a consequence, chaotic orbits sticking around the AI boundary are accelerated {\\em only} when they traverse tiny {\\em ``acceleration spots''}. This leads to chaotic flights having a quasiregular {\\em steplike} structure. The global weak-chaos superdiffusion is thus basically different in nature from the strong-chaos one in the usual standard and web maps.

Itzhack Dana

2003-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Interactions in Atoms Nuclear Anapole Moment Weak Coupling Constants Nuclear Anapole Moment  

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Weak Interactions in Atoms Nuclear Anapole Moment Weak Coupling Constants Nuclear Anapole Moment;Weak Interactions in Atoms Nuclear Anapole Moment Weak Coupling Constants Plan of the talk Weak Interactions in Atoms Charged and Neutral Currents. Effective P-odd Hamiltonian Nuclear Anapole Moment

Pines, Alexander

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Weak Boson Emission in Hadron Collider Processes  

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The O(alpha) virtual weak radiative corrections to many hadron collider processes are known to become large and negative at high energies, due to the appearance of Sudakov-like logarithms. At the same order in perturbation theory, weak boson emission diagrams contribute. Since the W and Z bosons are massive, the O(alpha) virtual weak radiative corrections and the contributions from weak boson emission are separately finite. Thus, unlike in QED or QCD calculations, there is no technical reason for including gauge boson emission diagrams in calculations of electroweak radiative corrections. In most calculations of the O(alpha) electroweak radiative corrections, weak boson emission diagrams are therefore not taken into account. Another reason for not including these diagrams is that they lead to final states which differ from that of the original process. However, in experiment, one usually considers partially inclusive final states. Weak boson emission diagrams thus should be included in calculations of electroweak radiative corrections. In this paper, I examine the role of weak boson emission in those processes at the Fermilab Tevatron and the CERN LHC for which the one-loop electroweak radiative corrections are known to become large at high energies (inclusive jet, isolated photon, Z+1 jet, Drell-Yan, di-boson, t-bar t, and single top production). In general, I find that the cross section for weak boson emission is substantial at high energies and that weak boson emission and the O(alpha) virtual weak radiative corrections partially cancel.

U. Baur

2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak measurement and control of entanglement generation  

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In this paper we show how weak joint measurement and local feedback can be used to control entanglement generation between two qubits. To do this, we make use of a decoherence free subspace (DFS). Weak measurement and feedback can be used to drive the system into this subspace rapidly. Once within the subspace, feedback can generate entanglement rapidly, or turn off entanglement generation dynamically. We also consider, in the context of weak measurement, some of differences between purification and generating entanglement.

Charles D. Hill; J. F. Ralph

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak measurements with a qubit meter  

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We derive schemes to measure the so-called weak values of quantum system observables by coupling of the system to a qubit meter system. We highlight, in particular, the meaning of the imaginary part of the weak values, and show how it can be measured directly on equal footing with the real part of the weak value. We present compact expressions for the weak value of single qubit observables and of product observables on qubit pairs. Experimental studies of the results are suggested with cold trapped ions.

Shengjun Wu; Klaus Mølmer

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Supergravity from the Weakly Coupled HeteroticString  

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The motivation for Calabi-Yau-like compactifications of the weakly coupled E{sub 8} {circle_times} E{sub 8} heterotic string theory, its particle spectrum and the issue of dilaton stabilization are briefly reviewed. Modular invariant models for hidden sector condensation and supersymmetry breaking are described at the quantum level of the effective field theory. Their phenomenological and cosmological implications, including a possible origin for R-parity, are discussed.

Gaillard, Mary K.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnified Weak Lensing Cross Correlation Tomography  

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This project carried out a weak lensing tomography (WLT) measurement around rich clusters of galaxies. This project used ground based photometric redshift data combined with HST archived cluster images that provide the WLT and cluster mass modeling. The technique has already produced interesting results (Guennou et al, 2010,Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol 523, page 21, and Clowe et al, 2011 to be submitted). Guennou et al have validated that the necessary accuracy can be achieved with photometric redshifts for our purposes. Clowe et al titled "The DAFT/FADA survey. II. Tomographic weak lensing signal from 10 high redshift clusters," have shown that for the **first time** via this purely geometrical technique, which does not assume a standard rod or candle, that a cosmological constant is **required** for flat cosmologies. The intent of this project is not to produce the best constraint on the value of the dark energy equation of state, w. Rather, this project is to carry out a sustained effort of weak lensing tomography that will naturally feed into the near term Dark Energy Survey (DES) and to provide invaluable mass calibration for that project. These results will greatly advance a key cosmological method which will be applied to the top-rated ground-based project in the Astro2020 decadal survey, LSST. Weak lensing tomography is one of the key science drivers behind LSST. CO-I Clowe is on the weak lensing LSST committee, and senior scientist on this project, at FNAL James Annis, plays a leading role in the DES. This project has built on successful proposals to obtain ground-based imaging for the cluster sample. By 1 Jan, it is anticipated the project will have accumulated complete 5-color photometry on 30 (or about 1/3) of the targeted cluster sample (public webpage for the survey is available at http://cencos.oamp.fr/DAFT/ and has a current summary of the observational status of various clusters). In all, the project has now been awarded the equivalent of over 60 nights on 4-m class telescopes, which gives concrete evidence of strong community support for this project. The WLT technique is based on the dependence of the gravitational shear signal on the angular diameter distances between the observer, the lens, and the lensed galaxy to measure cosmological parameters. By taking the ratio of measured shears of galaxies with different redshifts around the same lens, one obtains a measurement of the ratios of the angular diameter distances involved. Making these observations over a large range of lenses and background galaxy redshifts will measure the history of the expansion rate of the universe. Because this is a purely geometric measurement, it is insensitive to any form of evolution of objects or the necessity to understand the physics in the early universe. Thus, WLT was identified by the Dark Energy Task Force as perhaps the best method to measure the evolution of DE. To date, however, the conjecture of the DETF has not been experimentally verified, but will be by the proposed project. The primary reason for the lack of tomography measurements is that one must have an exceptional data-set to attempt the measurement. One needs both extremely good seeing (or space observations) in order to minimize the point spread function smearing corrections on weak lensing shear measurements and deep, multi-color data, from B to z, to measure reliable photometric redshifts of the background galaxies being lensed (which are typically too faint to obtain spectroscopic redshifts). Because the entire process from multi-drizzling the HST images, and then creating shear maps, to gathering the necessary ground based observations, to generating photo-zs and then carrying out the tomography is a complicated task, until the creation of our team, nobody has taken the time to connect all the levels of expertise necessary to carry out this project based on HST archival data. Our data are being used in 2 Ph.D. theses. Kellen Murphy, at Ohio University, is using the tomography data along with simulations in a thesis expected to be completed in Jun

Ulmer, Melville P., Clowe, Douglas I.

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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SEEING AND COMMUNICATING THROUGH WEAK ELECTRIC  

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Inside JEB i SEEING AND COMMUNICATING THROUGH WEAK ELECTRIC FIELDS Weakly electric fish spend their lives bathed in their own internally generated mild electric field, interpreting perturbations frequency electric `chirps'. Rüdiger Krahe, from McGill University, Canada, says, `These fish are very

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Degenerate weakly nonlinear elastic plane waves  

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Weakly nonlinear plane waves are considered in hyperelastic crystals. Evolution equations are derived at a quadratically nonlinear level for the amplitudes of quasi-longitudinal and quasi-transverse waves propagating in arbitrary anisotropic media. The form of the equations obtained depends upon the direction of propagation relative to the crystal axes. A single equation is found for all propagation directions for quasi-longitudinal waves, but a pair of coupled equations occurs for quasi-transverse waves propagating along directions of degeneracy, or acoustic axes. The coupled equations involve four material parameters but they simplify if the wave propagates along an axis of material symmetry. Thus, only two parameters arise for propagation along an axis of two-fold symmetry, and one for a three-fold axis. The transverse wave equations decouple if the axis is four-fold or higher. In the absence of a symmetry axis it is possible that the evolution equations of the quasi-transverse waves decouple if the third order elastic moduli satisfy a certain identity. The theoretical results are illustrated with explicit examples.

W?odzimierz Doma?ski; Andrew N. Norris

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Results from the Q{sub weak} Experiment  

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A subset of results from the recently completed Jefferson Lab Q{sub weak} experiment are reported. This experiment, sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model, exploits the small parity-violating asymmetry in elastic {vector e}p scattering to provide the first determination of the protons weak charge Q{sub w}{sup p}. The experiment employed a 180 {micro}A longitudinally polarized 1.16 GeV electron beam on a 35 cm long liquid hydrogen target. Scattered electrons corresponding to Q{sup 2} of 0.025 GeV{sup 2} were detected in eight Cerenkov detectors arrayed symmetrically around the beam axis. The goals of the experiment were to provide a measure of Q{sub w}{sup p} to 4.2 percent (combined statistical and systematic error), which implies a measure of sin2(thetaw) at the level of 0.3 percent, and to help constrain the vector weak quark charges C{sub 1u} and C{sub 1d}. The experimental method is described, with particular focus on the challenges associated with the worlds highest power LH{sub 2} target. The new constraints on C{sub 1u} and C{sub 1d} provided by the subset of the experiments data analyzed to date will also be shown, together with the extracted weak charge of the neutron.

Androic, D.; Armstrong, D.S.; Asaturyan, A.; Averett, T.; Balewski, J.; Beaufait, J.; Beminiwattha, R.S.; Benesch, J.; Benmokhtar, F.; Birchall, J.; Carlini, R.D.; Cates, G.D.; Cornejo, J.C.; Covrig, S.; Dalton, M.M.; Davis, C.A.; Deconinck, W.; Diefenbach, J.; Dowd, J.F.; Dunne, J.A.; Dutta, D.; Duvall, W.S.; Elaasar, M.; Falk, W.R.; Finn, J.M.; Forest, T.; Gaskel, D.; Gericke, M.T.W.; Grames, J.; Gray, V.M.; Grimm, K.; Guo, F.; Hoskins, J.R.; Johnston, K.; Jones, D.; Jones, M.; Jones, R.; Kargiantoulakis, M.; King, P.M.; Korkmaz, E.; Kowalski, S.; Leacock, J.; Leckey, J.; Lee, A.R.; Lee, J.H.; Lee, L.; MacEwan, S.; Mack, D.; Magee, J.A.; Mahurin, R.; Mammei, J.; Martin, J.; McHugh, M.J.; Meekins, D.; Mei, J.; Michaels, R.; Micherdzinska, A.; Mkrtchyan, A.; Mkrtchyan, H.; Morgan, N.; Myers, K.E.; Narayan, A.; Ndukum, L.Z.; Nelyubin, V.; W T H, Nuruzzaman; Oers, van; Opper, A.K.; Page, S.A.; Pan, J.; Paschke, K.; Phillips, S.K.; Pitt, M.L.; Poelker, M.; Rajotte, J.F.; Ramsay, W.D.; Roche, J.; Sawatzky, B.; Seva, T.; Shabestari, M.H.; Silwal, R.; Simicevic, N.; Smith, G.R.; Solvignon, P.; Spayde, D.T.; Subedi, A.; Subedi, R.; Suleiman, R.; Tadevosyan, V.; Tobias, W.A.; Tvaskis, V.; Waidyawansa, B.; Wang, P.; Wells, S.P.; Wood, S.A.; Yang, S.; Young, R.D.; Zhamkochyan, S.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economies of size and other factors influencing costs and returns on major U.S. crop farms with implications for debt repayment capacity  

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ECONOFIIES OF STEP AND OTHER PACTOP+ INFIUENCII1C COSTS AND RETUPoNS ON ILK. IOR U. S. CROP FARMS NITH IMPLICATIONS FOR DEBT REPAYMENT CAPACITY A Thesis Sandra Kay McDonald Submitted to the Graduate Col. lege of Texas A&M University.... S. Crop Farms with Implications For Debt Repayment Capacity (August 1978) Sandra Kay McDonald, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Peter J. Barry This study analyzes several classification variables, including , co...

McDonald, Sandra Kay

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of the effects of farm size and tenure upon debt repayment capacity of farmers in the Coastal Bend Area of Texas  

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF FARM SIZE AND ~ UPON DEBT REPAYMENT CAPACITY OF FAHMEM IN THE COASTAL REND AREA OF ~ A Thesis by MD. LUTFOR RAHMAE Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas AM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1966 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF FARM SIZE AND TENURE% UPON DEBT REPA~ CAPACITY OF FARMERS IN THE COASTAL BEND AREA OF ~ A Thesis by MD. LUTFOR RAHMAN...

Rahman, Md. Lutfor

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Lensing Simulations for the SKA  

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Weak gravitational lensing measurements are traditionally made at optical wavelengths where many highly resolved galaxy images are readily available. However, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) holds great promise for this type of measurement at radio wavelengths owing to its greatly increased sensitivity and resolution over typical radio surveys. The key to successful weak lensing experiments is in measuring the shapes of detected sources to high accuracy. In this document we describe a simulation pipeline designed to simulate radio images of the quality required for weak lensing, and will be typical of SKA observations. We provide as input, images with realistic galaxy shapes which are then simulated to produce images as they would have been observed with a given radio interferometer. We exploit this pipeline to investigate various stages of a weak lensing experiment in order to better understand the effects that may impact shape measurement. We first show how the proposed SKA1-Mid array configurations perfor...

Patel, Prina; Makhathini, Sphesihle; Abdalla, Filipe; Bacon, David; Brown, Michael L; Heywood, Ian; Jarvis, Matt; Smirnov, Oleg

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Charge of 133 Walter Johnson  

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Atomic PNC and the Weak Charge of 133 Cs Walter Johnson Department of Physics Notre Dame University http://www.nd.edu/johnson June 21, 2002 Abstract Atomic PNC measurements and calculations are reviewed

Johnson, Walter R.

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Theory and Modeling of Weakly Bound/Physisorbed Materials for...  

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Theory and Modeling of Weakly BoundPhysisorbed Materials for Hydrogen Storage Theory and Modeling of Weakly BoundPhysisorbed Materials for Hydrogen Storage Presentation on the...

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Contribution of muscular weakness to osteoporosis: Computational and animal models  

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Contribution of muscular weakness to osteoporosis: Computational and animal models M. Be obtained herein indicate that muscular weakness may be an important factor contributing to osteoporosis. Ó

Gefen, Amit

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T-728: Apache Tomcat HTTP DIGEST Authentication Weaknesses Let...  

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8: Apache Tomcat HTTP DIGEST Authentication Weaknesses Let Remote Users Conduct Bypass Attacks T-728: Apache Tomcat HTTP DIGEST Authentication Weaknesses Let Remote Users Conduct...

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T-705: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation Facilitates...  

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5: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation Facilitates Packet Injection Attacks T-705: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation Facilitates Packet Injection...

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No-Hair Theorem for Weak Pulsar  

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It is proposed that there exists a class of pulsars, called weak pulsars, for which the large-scale magnetosphere, and hence the gamma-ray emission, are independent of the detailed pattern of plasma production. The weak pulsar magnetosphere and its gamma-ray emission are uniquely determined by just three parameters: spin, dipole, and the spin-dipole angle. We calculate this supposedly unique pulsar magnetosphere in the axisymmetric case. The magnetosphere is found to be very close to (although interestingly not fully identical with) the magnetosphere we have previously calculated, explaining the phenomenological success of the old calculation. We offer only a highly tentative proof of this "Pulsar No-Hair Theorem". Our analytics, while convincing in its non-triviality, is incomplete, and counts only as a plausibility argument. Our numerics, while complete, is dubious. The plasma flow in the weak pulsar magnetosphere turns out to be even more intricate than what we have previously proposed: some particles, aft...

Gruzinov, Andrei

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crossover between weak localization and weak antilocalization in magnetically doped topological insulator  

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;Topological insulators (TI) are a new class of quantum materials with insulating bulk enclosedCrossover between weak localization and weak antilocalization in magnetically doped topological insulator Minhao Liu1,* , Jinsong Zhang1,* , Cui-Zu Chang1,2,* , Zuocheng Zhang1 , Xiao Feng2 , Kang Li2

Wang, Wei Hua

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Weak Lensing: Dark Matter, Dark Energy  

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The light rays from distant galaxies are deflected by massive structures along the line of sight, causing the galaxy images to be distorted. Measurements of these distortions, known as weak lensing, provide a way of measuring the distribution of dark matter as well as the spatial geometry of the universe. I will describe the ideas underlying this approach to cosmology. With planned large imaging surveys, weak lensing is a powerful probe of dark energy. I will discuss the observational challenges ahead and recent progress in developing multiple, complementary approaches to lensing measurements.

Jain, Bhuvnesh (University of Pennsylvania) [University of Pennsylvania

2006-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Hall Magnetohydrodynamics of weakly-ionized plasma  

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We show that the Hall scale in a weakly ionized plasma depends on the fractional ionization of the medium and, Hall MHD description becomes important whenever the ion-neutral collision frequency is comparable to the ion-gyration frequency, or, the ion-neutral collisional mean free path is smaller than the ion gyro-radius. Wave properties of a weakly-ionized plasma also depends on the fractional ionization and plasma Hall parameters, and whistler mode is the most dominant mode in such a medium. Thus Hall MHD description will be important in astrophysical disks, dark molecular clouds, neutron star crusts, and, solar and planetary atmosphere.

B. P. Pandey; Mark Wardle

2006-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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129A Lecture Notes Weak Interactions I  

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129A Lecture Notes Weak Interactions I 1 Nuclear -decay The nuclear -decay caused a great deal of nuclear fission, studied the spectrum and claimed that it was discrete. They argued that the spectrum may have hit upon a desperate remedy to save the "exchange theorem" of statistics and the law

Murayama, Hitoshi

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Products, weak topologies, quotients and strong topologies.  

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Products, weak topologies, quotients and strong topologies. Stefano Ferri Abstract Again something from finite products of metric spaces, which are well known from the course Analysis I. Given two metric spaces (X, d) and (Y, ) we define the product space X Ã? Y in the following way. As a set we have

Ferri, Stefano

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Quantum Trajectories based on the Weak Value  

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The notion of trajectory of an individual particle is strictly inhibited in quantum mechanics because of the uncertainty principle. Nonetheless, the weak value, which has been proposed as a novel and measurable quantity definable to any quantum observable, can offer a possible description of trajectory on account of its statistical nature of the value. In this paper, we explore the physical significance provided by this weak trajectory by considering various situations where interference takes place simultaneously with the observation of particles, that is, in prototypical quantum situations for which no classical treatment is available. These include the double slit experiment and Lloyd's mirror, where in the former case it is argued that the real part of the weak trajectory describes an average over the possible classical trajectories involved in the process, and that the imaginary part is related to the variation of interference. It is shown that this average interpretation of the weak trajectory holds universally under the complex probability defined from the given transition process. These features remain essentially unaltered in the case of Lloyd's mirror where interference occurs with a single slit.

Takuya Mori; Izumi Tsutsui

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversing entanglement change by a weak measurement  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW A 82, 052323 (2010) Reversing entanglement change by a weak measurement Qingqing Sun,1,* M. Al-Amri,2 Luiz Davidovich,3 and M. Suhail Zubairy1 1Department of Physics and Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, Texas A...

Sun, Qingqing; Al-Amri, M.; Davidovich, Luiz; Zubairy, M. Suhail.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How to create a financial crisis by trying to avoid one: the Brazilian 1999-financial collapse as "Macho-Monetarianism" can't handle "Bubble They Neighbour" levels of inflows  

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/Creditcard-debt-may-threaten-apf-3046211331.html?x=0). And HSBC’s rate reached the staggering level of 490% (http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/09/27/the-battle-of-brazilian- interest-rates/). With such ‘lightly-touched’ (or ‘friendly-touched’) financial regulation and lack...

Palma, Jose Gabriel

2012-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Weakly nonlocal fluid mechanics - the Schrodinger equation  

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A weakly nonlocal extension of ideal fluid dynamics is derived from the Second Law of thermodynamics. It is proved that in the reversible limit the additional pressure term can be derived from a potential. The requirement of the additivity of the specific entropy function determines the quantum potential uniquely. The relation to other known derivations of Schr\\"odinger equation (stochastic, Fisher information, exact uncertainty) is clarified.

P. Van; T. Fulop

2004-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Heating Cooling Flows with Weak Shock Waves  

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The discovery of extended, approximately spherical weak shock waves in the hot intercluster gas in Perseus and Virgo has precipitated the notion that these waves may be the primary heating process that explains why so little gas cools to low temperatures. This type of heating has received additional support from recent gasdynamical models. We show here that outward propagating, dissipating waves deposit most of their energy near the center of the cluster atmosphere. Consequently, if the gas is heated by (intermittent) weak shocks for several Gyrs, the gas within 30-50 kpc is heated to temperatures that far exceed observed values. This heating can be avoided if dissipating shocks are sufficiently infrequent or weak so as not to be the primary source of global heating. Local PV and viscous heating associated with newly formed X-ray cavities are likely to be small, which is consistent with the low gas temperatures generally observed near the centers of groups and clusters where the cavities are located.

W. G. Mathews; A. Faltenbacher; F. Brighenti

2005-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Lossy compression of weak lensing data  

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Future orbiting observatories will survey large areas of sky in order to constrain the physics of dark matter and dark energy using weak gravitational lensing and other methods. Lossy compression of the resultant data will improve the cost and feasibility of transmitting the images through the space communication network. We evaluate the consequences of the lossy compression algorithm of Bernstein et al. (2010) for the high-precision measurement of weak-lensing galaxy ellipticities. This square-root algorithm compresses each pixel independently, and the information discarded is by construction less than the Poisson error from photon shot noise. For simulated space-based images (without cosmic rays) digitized to the typical 16 bits per pixel, application of the lossy compression followed by image-wise lossless compression yields images with only 2.4 bits per pixel, a factor of 6.7 compression. We demonstrate that this compression introduces no bias in the sky background. The compression introduces a small amount of additional digitization noise to the images, and we demonstrate a corresponding small increase in ellipticity measurement noise. The ellipticity measurement method is biased by the addition of noise, so the additional digitization noise is expected to induce a multiplicative bias on the galaxies measured ellipticities. After correcting for this known noise-induced bias, we find a residual multiplicative ellipticity bias of m {approx} -4 x 10{sup -4}. This bias is small when compared to the many other issues that precision weak lensing surveys must confront, and furthermore we expect it to be reduced further with better calibration of ellipticity measurement methods.

Vanderveld, R Ali [Chicago U., EFI; Caltech /Caltech, JPL; Bernstein, Gary M [Pennsylvania U.; Stoughton, Chris [Fermilab; Rhodes, Jason [Caltech; Caltech, JPL; Massey, Richard [Royal Observ., Edinburgh; Dobke, Benjamin M [Caltech; Caltech, JPL

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized dynamical entropies in weakly chaotic systems  

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A large class of technically non-chaotic systems, involving scatterings of light particles by flat surfaces with sharp boundaries, is nonetheless characterized by complex random looking motion in phase space. For these systems one may define a generalized, Tsallis type dynamical entropy that increases linearly with time. It characterizes a maximal gain of information about the system that increases as a power of time. However, this entropy cannot be chosen independently from the choice of coarse graining lengths and it assigns positive dynamical entropies also to fully integrable systems. By considering these dependencies in detail one usually will be able to distinguish weakly chaotic from fully integrable systems.

Henk van Beijeren

2003-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak energy condition violation and superluminal travel  

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Recent solutions to the Einstein Field Equations involving negative energy densities, i.e., matter violating the weak-energy-condition, have been obtained, namely traversable wormholes, the Alcubierre warp drive and the Krasnikov tube. These solutions are related to superluminal travel, although locally the speed of light is not surpassed. It is difficult to define faster-than-light travel in generic space-times, and one can construct metrics which apparently allow superluminal travel, but are in fact flat Minkowski space-times. Therefore, to avoid these difficulties it is important to provide an appropriate definition of superluminal travel.

Francisco Lobo; Paulo Crawford

2002-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave turbulent statistics in non-weak wave turbulence  

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In wave turbulence, it has been believed that statistical properties are well described by the weak turbulence theory, in which nonlinear interactions among wavenumbers are assumed to be small. In the weak turbulence theory, separation of linear and nonlinear time scales derived from the weak nonlinearity is also assumed. However, the separation of the time scales is often violated even in weak turbulent systems where the nonlinear interactions are actually weak. To get rid of this inconsistency, closed equations are derived without assuming the separation of the time scales in accordance with Direct-Interaction Approximation (DIA), which has been successfully applied to Navier--Stokes turbulence. The kinetic equation of the weak turbulence theory is recovered from the DIA equations if the weak nonlinearity is assumed as an additional assumption. It suggests that the DIA equations is a natural extension of the conventional kinetic equation to not-necessarily-weak wave turbulence.

Naoto Yokoyama

2011-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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analysis identifies weak: Topics by E-print Network  

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parameter estimation via weak lensing, with an emphasis on the equation of state of dark energy. P. G. Castro; A. F. Heavens; T. D. Kitching 2005-07-20 5 Composite Weak...

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Quantum weak chaos in a degenerate system  

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Quantum weak chaos is studied in a perturbed degenerate system --- a charged particle interacting with a monochromatic wave in a transverse magnetic field. The evolution operator for an arbitrary number of periods of the external field is built and its structure is explored in terms of the QE (quasienergy eigenstates) under resonance condition (wave frequency $=$ cyclotron frequency) in the regime of weak classical chaos. The new phenomenon of diffusion via the quantum separatrices and the influence of chaos on diffusion are investigated and, in the quasi classical limit, compared with its classical dynamics. We determine the crossover from purely quantum diffusion to a diffusion which is the quantum manifestation of classical diffusion along the stochastic web. This crossover results from the non-monotonic dependence of the characteristic localization length of the QE states on the wave amplitude. The width of the quantum separatrices was computed and compared with the width of the classical stochastic web. We give the physical parameters which can be realized experimentally to show the manifestation of quantum chaos in nonlinear acoustic resonance.

V. Ya. Demikhovskii; D. I. Kamenev; G. A. Luna-Acosta

1998-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Lensing Detection in CMB Maps  

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The weak lensing effects are known to change only weakly the shape of the power spectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature fluctuations. I show here that they nonetheless induce specific non-Gaussian effects that can be detectable with the four-point correlation function of the CMB anisotropies. The magnitude and geometrical dependences of this correlation function are investigated in detail. It is thus found to scale as the square of the derivative of the two-point correlation function and as the angular correlation function of the gravitational displacement field. It also contains specific dependences on the shape of the quadrangle formed by the four directions. When averaged at a given scale, the four-point function, that identifies with the connected part of the fourth moment of the probability distribution function of the local filtered temperature, scales as the square of logarithmic slope of its second moment, and as the variance of the gravitational magnification at the same angular scale. All these effects have been computed for specific cosmological models. It is worth noting that, as the amplitude of the gravitational lens effects has a specific dependence on the cosmological parameters, the detection of the four-point correlation function could provide precious complementary constraints to those brought by the temperature power spectrum.

F. Bernardeau

1997-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

73

Weak Lensing Predictions at Intermediate Scales  

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As pointed out in previous studies, the measurement of the skewness of the convergence field $\\kappa$ will be useful in breaking the degeneracy among the cosmological parameters constrained from weak lensing observations. The combination of shot noise and finite survey volume implies that such a measurement is likely to be done in a range of intermediate scales ($0.5'$ to 20') where neither perturbation theory nor the hierarchical ansatz apply. Here we explore the behavior of the skewness of $\\kappa$ at these intermediate scales, based on results for the non-linear evolution of the mass bispectrum. We combined different ray-tracing simulations to test our predictions, and we find that our calculations describe accurately the transition from the weakly non-linear to the strongly non-linear regime. We show that the single lens-plane approximation remains accurate even in the non-linear regime, and we explicitly calculate the corrections to this approximation. We also discuss the prospects of measuring the skewn...

Van Waerbeke, L; Scoccimarro, R; Colombi, S; Bernardeau, F

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Scale From the Maximum Entropy Principle  

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The theory of multiverse and wormholes suggests that the parameters of the Standard Model are fixed in such a way that the radiation of the $S^{3}$ universe at the final stage $S_{rad}$ becomes maximum, which we call the maximum entropy principle. Although it is difficult to confirm this principle generally, for a few parameters of the Standard Model, we can check whether $S_{rad}$ actually becomes maximum at the observed values. In this paper, we regard $S_{rad}$ at the final stage as a function of the weak scale ( the Higgs expectation value ) $v_{h}$, and show that it becomes maximum around $v_{h}={\\cal{O}}(300\\text{GeV})$ when the dimensionless couplings in the Standard Model, that is, the Higgs self coupling, the gauge couplings, and the Yukawa couplings are fixed. Roughly speaking, we find that the weak scale is given by \\begin{equation} v_{h}\\sim\\frac{T_{BBN}^{2}}{M_{pl}y_{e}^{5}},\

Yuta Hamada; Hikaru Kawai; Kiyoharu Kawana

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Scale From the Maximum Entropy Principle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The theory of multiverse and wormholes suggests that the parameters of the Standard Model are fixed in such a way that the radiation of the $S^{3}$ universe at the final stage $S_{rad}$ becomes maximum, which we call the maximum entropy principle. Although it is difficult to confirm this principle generally, for a few parameters of the Standard Model, we can check whether $S_{rad}$ actually becomes maximum at the observed values. In this paper, we regard $S_{rad}$ at the final stage as a function of the weak scale ( the Higgs expectation value ) $v_{h}$, and show that it becomes maximum around $v_{h}={\\cal{O}}(300\\text{GeV})$ when the dimensionless couplings in the Standard Model, that is, the Higgs self coupling, the gauge couplings, and the Yukawa couplings are fixed. Roughly speaking, we find that the weak scale is given by \\begin{equation} v_{h}\\sim\\frac{T_{BBN}^{2}}{M_{pl}y_{e}^{5}},\

Hamada, Yuta; Kawana, Kiyoharu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is Fusion Inhibited for Weakly Bound Nuclei?  

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Complete fusion of light radioactive nuclei is predicted to be hindered at near-barrier energies. This feature is investigated in the case of the least bound stable nuclei. Evaporation residues resulting from the {sup 6,7}Li+{sup 9}Be and {sup 6,7}Li+{sup 12}C fusion reactions have been measured in order to study common features in reactions involving light weakly bound nuclei. The experimental excitation functions revealed that the fusion cross section is significantly smaller than the total reaction cross section and also smaller than the fusion cross section expected from the available systematics. A clear correlation between the fusion probability and nucleon (cluster) separation energy has been established.The results suggest that the breakup process has a strong influence on the hindrance of the fusion cross section. {copyright} {ital 1996} {ital The American Physical Society}

Takahashi, J.; Munhoz, M.; Szanto, E.M.; Carlin, N.; Added, N.; Suaide, A.A.; de Moura, M.M.; Liguori Neto, R.; Szanto de Toledo, A. [Universidade de Sao Paulo, Institute de Fisica, Departamento de Fisica Nuclear, Caixa Postal 66318, 05389-970 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, (Brasil)] [Universidade de Sao Paulo, Institute de Fisica, Departamento de Fisica Nuclear, Caixa Postal 66318, 05389-970 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, (Brasil); Canto, L.F. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 68528, 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, (Brasil)] [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 68528, 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, (Brasil)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weakly nonassociative algebras, Riccati and KP hierarchies  

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It has recently been observed that certain nonassociative algebras (called "weakly nonassociative", WNA) determine, via a universal hierarchy of ordinary differential equations, solutions of the KP hierarchy with dependent variable in an associative subalgebra (the middle nucleus). We recall central results and consider a class of WNA algebras for which the hierarchy of ODEs reduces to a matrix Riccati hierarchy, which can be easily solved. The resulting solutions of a matrix KP hierarchy then determine (under a rank 1 condition) solutions of the scalar KP hierarchy. We extend these results to the discrete KP hierarchy. Moreover, we build a bridge from the WNA framework to the Gelfand-Dickey formulation of the KP hierarchy.

Aristophanes Dimakis; Folkert Muller-Hoissen

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

78

Graphene transparency in weak magnetic fields  

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We carry out an explicit calculation of the vacuum polarization tensor for an effective low-energy model of monolayer graphene in the presence of a weak magnetic field of intensity $B$ perpendicularly aligned to the membrane. By expanding the quasiparticle propagator in the Schwinger proper time representation up to order $(eB)^2$, where $e$ is the unit charge, we find an explicitly transverse tensor, consistent with gauge invariance. Furthermore, assuming that graphene is radiated with monochromatic light of frequency $\\omega$ along the external field direction, from the modified Maxwell's equations we derive the intensity of transmitted light and the angle of polarization rotation in terms of the longitudinal ($\\sigma_{xx}$) and transverse ($\\sigma_{xy}$) conductivities. Corrections to these quantities, both calculated and measured, are of order $(eB)^2/\\omega^4$. Our findings generalize and complement previously known results reported in literature regarding the light absorption problem in graphene from th...

Valenzuela, David; Loewe, Marcelo; Raya, Alfredo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling active electrolocation in weakly electric fish  

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In this paper, we provide a mathematical model for the electrolocation in weakly electric fishes. We first investigate the forward complex conductivity problem and derive the approximate boundary conditions on the skin of the fish. Then we provide a dipole approximation for small targets away from the fish. Based on this approximation, we obtain a non-iterative location search algorithm using multi-frequency measurements. We present numerical experiments to illustrate the performance and the stability of the proposed multi-frequency location search algorithm. Finally, in the case of disk- and ellipse-shaped targets, we provide a method to reconstruct separately the conductivity, the permittivity, and the size of the targets from multi-frequency measurements.

Habib Ammari; Thomas Boulier; Josselin Garnier

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Q_weak Experimental Apparatus  

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The Jefferson Lab Q_weak experiment determined the weak charge of the proton by measuring the parity-violating elastic scattering asymmetry of longitudinally polarized electrons from an unpolarized liquid hydrogen target at small momentum transfer. A custom apparatus was designed for this experiment to meet the technical challenges presented by the smallest and most precise ${\\vec{e}}$p asymmetry ever measured. Technical milestones were achieved at Jefferson Lab in target power, beam current, beam helicity reversal rate, polarimetry, detected rates, and control of helicity-correlated beam properties. The experiment employed 180 microA of 89% longitudinally polarized electrons whose helicity was reversed 960 times per second. The electrons were accelerated to 1.16 GeV and directed to a beamline with extensive instrumentation to measure helicity-correlated beam properties that can induce false asymmetries. Moller and Compton polarimetry were used to measure the electron beam polarization to better than 1%. The electron beam was incident on a 34.4 cm liquid hydrogen target. After passing through a triple collimator system, scattered electrons between 5.8 degrees and 11.6 degrees were bent in the toroidal magnetic field of a resistive copper-coil magnet. The electrons inside this acceptance were focused onto eight fused silica Cerenkov detectors arrayed symmetrically around the beam axis. A total scattered electron rate of about 7 GHz was incident on the detector array. The detectors were read out in integrating mode by custom-built low-noise pre-amplifiers and 18-bit sampling ADC modules. The momentum transfer Q^2 = 0.025 GeV^2 was determined using dedicated low-current (~100 pA) measurements with a set of drift chambers before (and a set of drift chambers and trigger scintillation counters after) the toroidal magnet.

Qweak Collaboration; T. Allison; M. Anderson; D. Androic; D. S. Armstrong; A. Asaturyan; T. D. Averett; R. Averill; J. Balewski; J. Beaufait; R. S. Beminiwattha; J. Benesch; F. Benmokhtar; J. Bessuille; J. Birchall; E. Bonnell; J. Bowman; P. Brindza; D. B. Brown; R. D. Carlini; G. D. Cates; B. Cavness; G. Clark; J. C. Cornejo; S. Covrig Dusa; M. M. Dalton; C. A. Davis; D. C. Dean; W. Deconinck; J. Diefenbach; K. Dow; J. F. Dowd; J. A. Dunne; D. Dutta; W. S. Duvall; J. R. Echols; M. Elaasar; W. R. Falk; K. D. Finelli; J. M. Finn; D. Gaskell; M. T. W. Gericke; J. Grames; V. M. Gray; K. Grimm; F. Guo; J. Hansknecht; D. J. Harrison; E. Henderson; J. R. Hoskins; E. Ihloff; K. Johnston; D. Jones; M. Jones; R. Jones; M. Kargiantoulakis; J. Kelsey; N. Khan; P. M. King; E. Korkmaz; S. Kowalski; A. Kubera; J. Leacock; J. P. Leckey; A. R. Lee; J. H. Lee; L. Lee; Y. Liang; S. MacEwan; D. Mack; J. A. Magee; R. Mahurin; J. Mammei; J. W. Martin; A. McCreary; M. H. McDonald; M. J. McHugh; P. Medeiros; D. Meekins; J. Mei; R. Michaels; A. Micherdzinska; A. Mkrtchyan; H. Mkrtchyan; N. Morgan; J. Musson; K. E. Mesick; A. Narayan; L. Z. Ndukum; V. Nelyubin; Nuruzzaman; W. T. H. van Oers; A. K. Opper; S. A. Page; J. Pan; K. D. Paschke; S. K. Phillips; M. L. Pitt; M. Poelker; J. F. Rajotte; W. D. Ramsay; W. R. Roberts; J. Roche; P. W. Rose; B. Sawatzky; T. Seva; M. H. Shabestari; R. Silwal; N. Simicevic; G. R. Smith; S. Sobczynski; P. Solvignon; D. T. Spayde; B. Stokes; D. W. Storey; A. Subedi; R. Subedi; R. Suleiman; V. Tadevosyan; W. A. Tobias; V. Tvaskis; E. Urban; B. Waidyawansa; P. Wang; S. P. Wells; S. A. Wood; S. Yang; S. Zhamkochyan; R. B. Zielinski

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81

Weak gravitational lensing with the Square Kilometre Array  

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We investigate the capabilities of various stages of the SKA to perform world-leading weak gravitational lensing surveys. We outline a way forward to develop the tools needed for pursuing weak lensing in the radio band. We identify the key analysis challenges and the key pathfinder experiments that will allow us to address them in the run up to the SKA. We identify and summarize the unique and potentially very powerful aspects of radio weak lensing surveys, facilitated by the SKA, that can solve major challenges in the field of weak lensing. These include the use of polarization and rotational velocity information to control intrinsic alignments, and the new area of weak lensing using intensity mapping experiments. We show how the SKA lensing surveys will both complement and enhance corresponding efforts in the optical wavebands through cross-correlation techniques and by way of extending the reach of weak lensing to high redshift.

Brown, M L; Camera, S; Harrison, I; Joachimi, B; Metcalf, R B; Pourtsidou, A; Takahashi, K; Zuntz, J A; Abdalla, F B; Bridle, S; Jarvis, M; Kitching, T D; Miller, L; Patel, P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Strengths and Weaknesses of Quantum Fingerprinting  

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We study the power of quantum fingerprints in the simultaneous message passing (SMP) setting of communication complexity. Yao recently showed how to simulate, with exponential overhead, classical shared-randomness SMP protocols by means of quantum SMP protocols without shared randomness ($Q^\\parallel$-protocols). Our first result is to extend Yao's simulation to the strongest possible model: every many-round quantum protocol with unlimited shared entanglement can be simulated, with exponential overhead, by $Q^\\parallel$-protocols. We apply our technique to obtain an efficient $Q^\\parallel$-protocol for a function which cannot be efficiently solved through more restricted simulations. Second, we tightly characterize the power of the quantum fingerprinting technique by making a connection to arrangements of homogeneous halfspaces with maximal margin. These arrangements have been well studied in computational learning theory, and we use some strong results obtained in this area to exhibit weaknesses of quantum fingerprinting. In particular, this implies that for almost all functions, quantum fingerprinting protocols are exponentially worse than classical deterministic SMP protocols.

Dmitry Gavinsky; Julia Kempe; Ronald de Wolf

2006-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

83

Atomic Inference from Weak Gravitational Lensing Data  

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We present a novel approach to reconstructing the projected mass distribution from the sparse and noisy weak gravitational lensing shear data. The reconstructions are regularized via the knowledge gained from numerical simulations of clusters, with trial mass distributions constructed from n NFW profile ellipsoidal components. The parameters of these ''atoms'' are distributed a priori as in the simulated clusters. Sampling the mass distributions from the atom parameter probability density function allows estimates of the properties of the mass distribution to be generated, with error bars. The appropriate number of atoms is inferred from the data itself via the Bayesian evidence, and is typically found to be small, reecting the quality of the data. Ensemble average mass maps are found to be robust to the details of the noise realization, and succeed in recovering the demonstration input mass distribution (from a realistic simulated cluster) over a wide range of scales. As an application of such a reliable mapping algorithm, we comment on the residuals of the reconstruction and the implications for predicting convergence and shear at specific points on the sky.

Marshall, Phil; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

84

Graphene transparency in weak magnetic fields  

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We carry out an explicit calculation of the vacuum polarization tensor for an effective low-energy model of monolayer graphene in the presence of a weak magnetic field of intensity $B$ perpendicularly aligned to the membrane. By expanding the quasiparticle propagator in the Schwinger proper time representation up to order $(eB)^2$, where $e$ is the unit charge, we find an explicitly transverse tensor, consistent with gauge invariance. Furthermore, assuming that graphene is radiated with monochromatic light of frequency $\\omega$ along the external field direction, from the modified Maxwell's equations we derive the intensity of transmitted light and the angle of polarization rotation in terms of the longitudinal ($\\sigma_{xx}$) and transverse ($\\sigma_{xy}$) conductivities. Corrections to these quantities, both calculated and measured, are of order $(eB)^2/\\omega^4$. Our findings generalize and complement previously known results reported in literature regarding the light absorption problem in graphene from the experimental and theoretical points of view, with and without external magnetic fields.

David Valenzuela; Saúl Hernández-Ortiz; Marcelo Loewe; Alfredo Raya

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

85

Weak nuclear forces cause the strong nuclear force  

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We determine the strength of the weak nuclear force which holds the lattices of the elementary particles together. We also determine the strength of the strong nuclear force which emanates from the sides of the nuclear lattices. The strong force is the sum of the unsaturated weak forces at the surface of the nuclear lattices. The strong force is then about ten to the power of 6 times stronger than the weak force between two lattice points.

E. L. Koschmieder

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

86

Coherence oscillations between weakly coupled Bose-Hubbard dimers  

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We study theoretically the dynamics of two weakly-coupled Bose-Josephson junctions, prepared with the same particle number $N$ and Josephson excitation number $\

Christine Khripkov; Amichay Vardi

2014-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

87

Phenomenology and cosmology of weakly coupled string theory  

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ph/9805320 May 1998 Phenomenology and cosmology of weaklyThe important point for phenomenology is the decomposition2]. Implications for phenomenology and open questions The

Gaillard, Mary K.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Reversing the Weak Quantum Measurement for a Photonic Qubit  

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We demonstrate the conditional reversal of a weak (partial-collapse) quantum measurement on a photonic qubit. The weak quantum measurement causes a nonunitary transformation of a qubit which is subsequently reversed to the original state after a successful reversing operation. Both the weak measurement and the reversal operation are implemented linear optically. The state recovery fidelity, determined by quantum process tomography, is shown to be over 94% for partial-collapse strength up to 0.9. We also experimentally study information gain due to the weak measurement and discuss the role of the reversing operation as an information erasure.

Yong-Su Kim; Young-Wook Cho; Young-Sik Ra; Yoon-Ho Kim

2009-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

89

Modeling active electrolocation in weakly electric fish Habib Ammari  

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Modeling active electrolocation in weakly electric fish Habib Ammari Thomas Boulier Josselin in weakly electric fishes. We first investigate the forward complex conductivity problem and derive the approx- imate boundary conditions on the skin of the fish. Then we provide a dipole approximation

Garnier, Josselin

90

Constraints on Dark Energy Models from Weak Gravity Conjecture  

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We study the constraints on the dark energy model with constant equation of state parameter $w=p/\\rho$ and the holographic dark energy model by using the weak gravity conjecture. The combination of weak gravity conjecture and the observational data gives $wenergy model realized by a scalar field is in swampland.

Ximing Chen; Jie Liu; Yungui Gong

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

91

V819 TAU: A RARE WEAK-LINED T TAURI STAR WITH A WEAK INFRARED EXCESS  

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We use Spitzer data to infer that the small infrared excess of V819 Tau, a weak-lined T Tauri star in Taurus, is real and not attributable to a 'companion' 10'' to the south. We do not confirm the mid-infrared excess in HBC 427 and V410 X-ray 3, which are also non-accreting T Tauri stars in the same region; instead, for the former object, the excess arises from a red companion 9'' to the east. A single-temperature blackbody fit to the continuum excess of V819 Tau implies a dust temperature of 143 K; however, a better fit is achieved when the weak 10 and 20 mum silicate emission features are also included. We infer a disk of sub-mum silicate grains between about 1 AU and several 100 AU with a constant surface density distribution. The mid-infrared excess of V819 Tau can be successfully modeled with dust composed mostly of small amorphous olivine grains at a temperature of 85 K, and most of the excess emission is optically thin. The disk could still be primordial, but gas-poor and therefore short-lived, or already at the debris disk stage, which would make it one of the youngest debris disk systems known.

Furlan, E. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Mail Stop 264-767, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Forrest, W. J.; Manoj, P.; Kim, K. H.; Watson, Dan M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States); Sargent, B. A., E-mail: Elise.Furlan@jpl.nasa.go, E-mail: forrest@pas.rochester.ed, E-mail: manoj@pas.rochester.ed, E-mail: khkim@pas.rochester.ed, E-mail: dmw@pas.rochester.ed, E-mail: sargent@stsci.ed [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Deviations in the Superstable Weakly Imperfect Bose Gas 1 Large Deviations in the Superstable Weakly Imperfect Bose Gas  

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of the condensate. More interesting for our analysis is a discontinuity of the particle density from #- > 0Large Deviations in the Superstable Weakly Imperfect Bose Gas 1 Large Deviations in the Superstable Weakly Imperfect Bose Gas J.­B. Bru a and V.A. Zagrebnov b a FakultË?at fË?ur Physik, UniversitË?at Wien

93

Weak chimeras in minimal networks of coupled phase oscillators  

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We suggest a definition for a type of chimera state that appears in networks of indistinguishable phase oscillators. Defining a "weak chimera" as a type of invariant set showing partial frequency synchronization, we show that this means they cannot appear in phase oscillator networks that are either globally coupled or too small. We exhibit various networks of four, six and ten indistinguishable oscillators where weak chimeras exist with various dynamics and stabilities. We examine the role of Kuramoto-Sakaguchi coupling in giving degenerate (neutrally stable) families of weak chimera states in these example networks.

Peter Ashwin; Oleksandr Burylko

2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

94

Nuclear Constraints on the Weak Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction  

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I discuss the current status of efforts to constrain the strangeness-conserving weak hadronic interaction, which can be isolated in nuclear systems because of the associated parity violation.

W. C. Haxton

2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

95

Weak-value amplification as an optimal metrological protocol  

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The implementation of weak-value amplification requires the pre- and post-selection of states of a quantum system, followed by the observation of the response of the meter, which interacts weakly with the system. Data acquisition from the meter is conditioned to successful post-selection events. Here we derive an optimal post-selection procedure for estimating the coupling constant between system and meter, and show that it leads both to weak-value amplification and to the saturation of the quantum Fisher information, under conditions fulfilled by all previously reported experiments on the amplification of weak signals. For most of the pre-selected states, full information on the coupling constant can be extracted from the meter data set alone, while for a small fraction of the space of pre-selected states, it must be obtained from the post-selection statistics.

G. Bié Alves; B. M. Escher; R. L. de Matos Filho; N. Zagury; L. Davidovich

2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

96

Corbino-geometry Josephson weak links in thin superconducting films  

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I consider a Corbino-geometry superconducting-normal-superconducting Josephson weak link in a thin superconducting film, in which current enters at the origin, flows outward, passes through an annular Josephson weak link, and leaves radially. In contrast to sandwich-type annular Josephson junctions, in which the gauge-invariant phase difference obeys the sine-Gordon equation, here the gauge-invariant phase difference obeys an integral equation. I present exact solutions for the gauge-invariant phase difference across the weak link when it contains an integral number N of Josephson vortices and the current is zero. I then study the dynamics when a current is applied, and I derive the effective resistance and the viscous drag coefficient; I compare these results with those in sandwich-type junctions. I also calculate the critical current when there is no Josephson vortex in the weak link but there is a Pearl vortex nearby.

Clem, John R.

2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

97

Ultra-weak sector, Higgs boson mass, and the dilaton  

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The Higgs boson mass may arise from a portal coupling to a singlet field $\\sigma$ which has a very large VEV $f \\gg m_\\text{Higgs}$. This requires a sector of "ultra-weak" couplings $\\zeta_i$, where $\\zeta_i \\lesssim m_\\text{Higgs}^2 / f^2$. Ultra-weak couplings are technically naturally small due to a custodial shift symmetry of $\\sigma$ in the $\\zeta_i \\rightarrow 0$ limit. The singlet field $\\sigma$ has properties similar to a pseudo-dilaton. We engineer explicit breaking of scale invariance in the ultra-weak sector via a Coleman-Weinberg potential, which requires hierarchies amongst the ultra-weak couplings.

Allison, Kyle [University of Oxford; Hill, Christopher T. [FNAL; Ross, Graham G. [University of Oxford

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Ultra-weak sector, Higgs boson mass, and the dilaton  

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The Higgs boson mass may arise from a portal coupling to a singlet field $\\sigma$ which has a very large VEV $f \\gg m_\\text{Higgs}$. This requires a sector of "ultra-weak" couplings $\\zeta_i$, where $\\zeta_i \\lesssim m_\\text{Higgs}^2 / f^2$. Ultra-weak couplings are technically naturally small due to a custodial shift symmetry of $\\sigma$ in the $\\zeta_i \\rightarrow 0$ limit. The singlet field $\\sigma$ has properties similar to a pseudo-dilaton. We engineer explicit breaking of scale invariance in the ultra-weak sector via a Coleman-Weinberg potential, which requires hierarchies amongst the ultra-weak couplings.

Kyle Allison; Christopher T. Hill; Graham G. Ross

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

99

Weak value measurement with an incoherent measuring device  

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In the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman (AAV) weak measurement, it is assumed that the measuring device or the pointer is in a quantum mechanical pure state. In reality, however, it is often not the case. In this paper, we generalize the AAV weak measurement scheme to include more generalized situations in which the measuring device is in a mixed state. We also report an optical implementation of the weak value measurement in which the incoherent pointer is realized with the pseudo-thermal light. The theoretical and experimental results show that the measuring device under the influence of partial decoherence could still be used for amplified detection of minute physical changes and are applicable for implementing the weak value measurement for massive particles.

Young-Wook Cho; Hyang-Tag Lim; Young-Sik Ra; Yoon-Ho Kim

2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

100

What are the Hidden Quantum Processes In Einstein's Weak Principle of Equivalence?  

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We provide a quantum derivation of Einstein's Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) of general relativity using a new quantum gravity theory proposed by the authors called Electro-Magnetic Quantum Gravity or EMQG (ref. 1). Newtonian Inertia is a property of matter due to the strictly local electrical force interactions contributed by each of the (electrically charged) elementary particles of the mass with the surrounding (electrically charged) virtual particles (virtual masseons) of the quantum vacuum. The sum of all the tiny electrical forces (photon exchanges with the vacuum particles) originating in each charged elementary particle of the accelerated mass is the source of the total inertial force of a mass which opposes accelerated motion in Newton's law 'F = MA'. We found that gravity also involves the same 'inertial' electromagnetic force component that exists in inertial mass. We propose that Einstein's general relativistic Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) originates from common 'lower level' quantum vacuum ...

Ostoma, T; Ostoma, Tom; Trushyk, Mike

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Surfactant-enhanced alkaline flooding with weak alkalis  

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The objective of Project BE4B in FY90 was to develop cost-effective and efficient chemical flooding formulations using surfactant-enhanced, lower pH (weak) alkaline chemical systems. Chemical systems were studied that mitigate the deleterious effects of divalent ions. The experiments were conducted with carbonate mixtures and carbonate/phosphate mixtures of pH 10.5, where most of the phosphate ions exist as the monohydrogen phosphate species. Orthophosphate did not further reduce the deleterious effect of divalent ions on interfacial tension behavior in carbonate solutions, where the deleterious effect of the divalent ions is already very low. When added to a carbonate mixture, orthophosphate did substantially reduce the adsorption of an atomic surfactant, which was an expected result; however, there was no correlation between the amount of reduction and the divalent ion levels. For acidic oils, a variety of surfactants are available commercially that have potential for use between pH 8.3 and pH 9.5. Several of these surfactants were tested with oil from Wilmington (CA) field and found to be suitable for use in that field. Two low-acid crude oils, with acid numbers of 0.01 and 0.27 mg KOH/g of oil, were studied. It was shown that surfactant-enhanced alkaline flooding does have merit for use with these low-acid crude oils. However, each low-acid oil tested was found to behave differently, and it was concluded that the applicability of the method must be experimentally determined for any given low-acid crude oil. 19 refs., 10 figs. 4 tabs.

French, T.R.; Josephson, C.B.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

V-234: EMC RSA Archer GRC Open Redirection Weakness and Security...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

4: EMC RSA Archer GRC Open Redirection Weakness and Security Bypass Security Issue V-234: EMC RSA Archer GRC Open Redirection Weakness and Security Bypass Security Issue September...

103

Dynamic performance of a STATCON at an HVDC inverter feeding a very weak AC system  

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This paper investigates the dynamic performance of the advanced static var compensator or STATCON at a high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter terminal where the ac system has a very low short circuit ratio (SCR). The STATCON is based on a nine-level GTO thyristor inverter. The studies include operating characteristics of the STATCON under various ac and dc disturbances. The simulation results are compared with other types of reactive power compensation options available for such applications. It is shown that the STATCON has clear advantages over the other compensators, in areas such as; fault response time, voltage support ability, and dc recovery, while operating with very weak ac systems.

Zhuang, Y.; Menzies, R.W. [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Nayak, O.B. [HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Turanli, H.M. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Dark Sectors and New, Light, Weakly-Coupled Particles  

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Dark sectors, consisting of new, light, weakly-coupled particles that do not interact with the known strong, weak, or electromagnetic forces, are a particularly compelling possibility for new physics. Nature may contain numerous dark sectors, each with their own beautiful structure, distinct particles, and forces. This review summarizes the physics motivation for dark sectors and the exciting opportunities for experimental exploration. It is the summary of the Intensity Frontier subgroup "New, Light, Weakly-coupled Particles" of the Community Summer Study 2013 (Snowmass). We discuss axions, which solve the strong CP problem and are an excellent dark matter candidate, and their generalization to axion-like particles. We also review dark photons and other dark-sector particles, including sub-GeV dark matter, which are theoretically natural, provide for dark matter candidates or new dark matter interactions, and could resolve outstanding puzzles in particle and astro-particle physics. In many cases, the explorat...

Essig, R; Wester, W; Adrian, P Hansson; Andreas, S; Averett, T; Baker, O; Batell, B; Battaglieri, M; Beacham, J; Beranek, T; Bjorken, J D; Bossi, F; Boyce, J R; Cates, G D; Celentano, A; Chou, A S; Cowan, R; Curciarello, F; Davoudiasl, H; deNiverville, P; De Vita, R; Denig, A; Dharmapalan, R; Dongwi, B; Döbrich, B; Echenard, B; Espriu, D; Fegan, S; Fisher, P; Franklin, G B; Gasparian, A; Gershtein, Y; Graham, M; Graham, P W; Haas, A; Hatzikoutelis, A; Holtrop, M; Irastorza, I; Izaguirre, E; Jaeckel, J; Kahn, Y; Kalantarians, N; Kohl, M; Krnjaic, G; Kubarovsky, V; Lee, H-S; Lindner, A; Lobanov, A; Marciano, W J; Marsh, D J E; Maruyama, T; McKeen, D; Merkel, H; Moffeit, K; Monaghan, P; Mueller, G; Nelson, T K; Neil, G R; Oriunno, M; Pavlovic, Z; Phillips, S K; Pivovaroff, M J; Poltis, R; Pospelov, M; Rajendran, S; Redondo, J; Ringwald, A; Ritz, A; Ruz, J; Saenboonruang, K; Schuster, P; Shinn, M; Slatyer, T R; Steffen, J H; Stepanyan, S; Tanner, D B; Thaler, J; Tobar, M E; Toro, N; Upadye, A; Van de Water, R; Vlahovic, B; Vogel, J K; Walker, D; Weltman, A; Wojtsekhowski, B; Zhang, S; Zioutas, K

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Enhancing entanglement trapping by weak measurement and quantum measurement reversal  

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In this paper, we propose a scheme to enhance trapping of entanglement of two qubits in the environment of a photonic band gap material. Our entanglement trapping promotion scheme makes use of combined weak measurements and quantum measurement reversals. The optimal promotion of entanglement trapping can be acquired with a reasonable finite success probability by adjusting measurement strengths.

Ying-Jie Zhang; Wei Han; Heng Fan; Yun-Jie Xia

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

106

Computations of Hypersonic Weakly Ionised Flows using a Relaxation Scheme  

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Computations of Hypersonic Weakly Ionised Flows using a Relaxation Scheme Olivier Rouzaud ONERA to classical Riemann solvers. Thus, we propose a re- laxation scheme adapted to the treatment of hypersonic of large Mach num- ber flows corresponding to hypersonic flows around reentry bodies. At high speeds

Chalons, Christophe

107

Periodic Orbits in Triaxial Galaxies with Weak Cusps  

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The orbital structure of triaxial models with weak central density cusps, $\\rho\\propto r^{-\\gamma}, gamma fish boxlets in the $x-z$ (long axis-short axis) plane are stable over a wide range of model parameters. The boxlets in the $x-y$ and $y-z$ planes are generally vertically unstable.

Tema Fridman; David Merritt

1997-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

108

First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton  

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The Q[subscript weak] experiment has measured the parity-violating asymmetry in e? p elastic scattering at Q[superscript 2] = 0.025?(GeV/c)[superscript 2], employing 145???A of 89% longitudinally polarized electrons on a ...

Balewski, Jan T.

109

Scattering past a cylinder with weak circulation August 25, 2005  

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is the two dimensional velocity vector of the fluid, and h is the density of the gas, or the height as a function of the velocity potential . 158 #12;3 Small amplitude waves 3.1 Time averaged equations WhenScattering past a cylinder with weak circulation John Rudge August 25, 2005 1 Introduction Wave

Rudge, John

110

Non-Autonomous Systems: Asymptotic Behaviour and Weak Invariance Principles *  

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Non-Autonomous Systems: Asymptotic Behaviour and Weak Invariance Principles * H Logemann & E P Ryan@maths.bath.ac.uk Results pertaining to asymptotic behaviour of solutions of non-autonomous ordinary di#11;erential asymptotically autonomous systems and adaptively controlled systems are highlighted. Key Words: adaptive control

Bath, University of

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TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF WEAKLY DEFORMED ALKALI HALIDE CRYSTALS  

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377 TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF WEAKLY DEFORMED ALKALI HALIDE CRYSTALS H. STRUNK Max'importance croissante du durcissement de la solution solide. Abstract. 2014 Transmission electron microscopy (TEM Abstracts 7j66 - 7 I' 1. Introduction. - It is only some years ago that transmission electron microscopy

Boyer, Edmond

112

WEAK SUBINTEGRALITY AND INVERTIBLE MODULES IN GRADED RINGS  

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WEAK SUBINTEGRALITY AND INVERTIBLE MODULES IN GRADED RINGSB=A : B=A ! I (A?, B?). Here A? is the divided power algebra associated with A, which is the ring having, then the homomorphism iB=A : B=A ! I (A?, B?) is an isomorphism. A key new observation used in the proof

Roberts, Leslie

113

WILD POLYOMINO WEAK (1,2)-ACHIEVEMENT GAMES  

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WILD POLYOMINO WEAK (1,2)-ACHIEVEMENT GAMES N´andor Sieben Department of Mathematics, Northern cells at each move. A wild polyomino is a finite set of cells that are connected through an edge or through a corner. All wild polyominos on an infinite 2-dimensional rectangular board are characterized

Sieben, Nándor

114

Second-order Schemes for Steady Weakly Compressible Liquid Flows  

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]. Under such circumstances, the speed of sound is much larger than the velocity of the liquid, resulting-differences, such flows may display compressibility effects. Mach number, the ratio of fluid velocity to speed of sound1 Second-order Schemes for Steady Weakly Compressible Liquid Flows I. J. Keshtiban , F. Belblidia

Grant, P. W.

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Sound wave propagation in weakly polydisperse granular materials  

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Sound wave propagation in weakly polydisperse granular materials O. Mouraille, S. Luding NSM/DCT/TUDelft, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, Netherlands Abstract Dynamic simulations of wave propagation are performed. A small perturbation is created on one side of a static packing and its propagation, for both P- and S-waves

Luding, Stefan

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Distinguished solutions for discontinuous signature change with weak junction conditions  

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We consider discontinuous signature change with the weak junction condition favoured by Ellis et. al. (1992). We impose certain regularity conditions and investigate the space of solutions (considered as one-parameter families of three-dimensional Riemannian manifolds) for dust and scalar field models.

M. Kriele

1996-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Copeia, 2005(1), pp. 4860 Nesting and Paternal Care in the Weakly Electric Fish  

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(Hypopomidae) in Surinam but no parental care was implicated. Parental care is unknown in other weakly

Hopkins, Carl D.

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Homotopy Theory of Strong and Weak Topological Insulators  

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We use homotopy theory to extend the notion of strong and weak topological insulators to the non-stable regime (low numbers of occupied/empty energy bands). We show that for strong topological insulators in d spatial dimensions to be "truly d-dimensional", i.e. not realizable by stacking lower-dimensional insulators, a more restrictive definition of "strong" is required. However, this does not exclude weak topological insulators from being "truly d-dimensional", which we demonstrate by an example. Additionally, we prove some useful technical results, including the homotopy theoretic derivation of the factorization of invariants over the torus into invariants over spheres in the stable regime, as well as the rigorous justification of replacing $T^d$ by $S^d$ and $T^{d_k}\\times S^{d_x}$ by $S^{d_k+d_x}$ as is common in the current literature.

Ricardo Kennedy; Charles Guggenheim

2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity studies for the weak r process: neutron capture rates  

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Rapid neutron capture nucleosynthesis involves thousands of nuclear species far from stability, whose nuclear properties need to be understood in order to accurately predict nucleosynthetic outcomes. Recently sensitivity studies have provided a deeper understanding of how the r process proceeds and have identified pieces of nuclear data of interest for further experimental or theoretical study. A key result of these studies has been to point out the importance of individual neutron capture rates in setting the final r-process abundance pattern for a ‘main’ (A ? 130 peak and above) r process. Here we examine neutron capture in the context of a ‘weak’ r process that forms primarily the A ? 80 r-process abundance peak. We identify the astrophysical conditions required to produce this peak region through weak r-processing and point out the neutron capture rates that most strongly influence the final abundance pattern.

Surman, R., E-mail: surmanr@union.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 (United States); Mumpower, M. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Sinclair, R.; Jones, K. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Hix, W. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States) [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); McLaughlin, G. C. [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States)] [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous skin effects in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma  

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Fully relativistic analysis of anomalous skin effects for parallel propagating waves in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma is presented and a graphical comparison is made with the results obtained using relativistic Maxwellian distribution function [G. Abbas, M. F. Bashir, and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 18, 102115 (2011)]. It is found that the penetration depth for R- and L-waves for degenerate case is qualitatively small in comparison with the Maxwellian plasma case. The quantitative reduction due to weak magnetic field in the skin depth in R-wave for degenerate plasma is large as compared to the non-degenerate one. By ignoring the ambient magnetic field, previous results for degenerate field free case are salvaged [A. F. Alexandrov, A. S. Bogdankevich, and A. A. Rukhadze, Principles of Plasma Electrodynamics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 1984), p. 90].

Abbas, G., E-mail: gohar.abbas@gcu.edu.pk; Sarfraz, M. [Department of Physics, GC University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Shah, H. A. [Forman Christian College University, Farozpur Road, Lahore 54600 (Pakistan)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental feedback control of quantum systems using weak measurements  

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A goal of the emerging field of quantum control is to develop methods for quantum technologies to function robustly in the presence of noise. Central issues are the fundamental limitations on the available information about quantum systems and the disturbance they suffer in the process of measurement. In the context of a simple quantum control scenario--the stabilization of non-orthogonal states of a qubit against dephasing--we experimentally explore the use of weak measurements in feedback control. We find that, despite the intrinsic difficultly of implementing them, weak measurements allow us to control the qubit better in practice than is even theoretically possible without them. Our work shows that these more general quantum measurements can play an important role for feedback control of quantum systems.

G. G. Gillett; R. B. Dalton; B. P. Lanyon; M. P. Almeida; M. Barbieri; G. J. Pryde; J. L. O'Brien; K. J. Resch; S. D. Bartlett; A. G. White

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic description of weak decays of $B_s$ mesons  

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The branching fractions of the semileptonic and rare $B_s$ decays are calculated in the framework of the QCD-motivated relativistic quark model. The form factors of the weak $B_s$ transitions are expressed through the overlap integrals of the initial and final meson wave functions in the whole accessible kinematical range. The momentum transfer dependence of the form factors is explicitly determined without additional model assumptions and extrapolations. The obtained results agree well with available experimental data.

R. N. Faustov; V. O. Galkin

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Weakly screened thermonuclear reactions in astrophysical plasmas: Improving Salpeter's model  

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This paper presents a detailed study of the electron degeneracy and nonlinear screening effects which play a crucial role in the validity of Salpeter's weak-screening model. The limitations of that model are investigated and an improved one is proposed which can take into account nonlinear screening effects. Its application to the solar pp reaction derives an accurate screening enhancement factor and provides a very reliable estimation of the associated neutrino flux uncertanties.

Theodore E. Liolios

2003-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Strong quantum violation of the gravitational weak equivalence principle by a non-Gaussian wave-packet  

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The weak equivalence principle of gravity is examined at the quantum level in two ways. First, the position detection probabilities of particles described by a non-Gaussian wave-packet projected upwards against gravity around the classical turning point and also around the point of initial projection are calculated. These probabilities exhibit mass-dependence at both these points, thereby reflecting the quantum violation of the weak equivalence principle. Secondly, the mean arrival time of freely falling particles is calculated using the quantum probability current, which also turns out to be mass dependent. Such a mass-dependence is shown to be enhanced by increasing the non-Gaussianity parameter of the wave packet, thus signifying a stronger violation of the weak equivalence principle through a greater departure from Gaussianity of the initial wave packet. The mass-dependence of both the position detection probabilities and the mean arrival time vanish in the limit of large mass. Thus, compatibility between the weak equivalence principle and quantum mechanics is recovered in the macroscopic limit of the latter. A selection of Bohm trajectories is exhibited to illustrate these features in the free fall case.

P. Chowdhury; D. Home; A. S. Majumdar; S. V. Mousavi; M. R. Mozaffari; S. Sinha

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton  

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The Qweak experiment has measured the parity-violating asymmetry in polarized e-p elastic scattering at Q^2 = 0.025(GeV/c)^2, employing 145 microamps of 89% longitudinally polarized electrons on a 34.4cm long liquid hydrogen target at Jefferson Lab. The results of the experiment's commissioning run are reported here, constituting approximately 4% of the data collected in the experiment. From these initial results the measured asymmetry is A_e_p = -279 +- 35 (statistics) +- 31 (systematics) ppb, which is the smallest and most precise asymmetry ever measured in polarized e-p scattering. The small Q^2 of this experiment has made possible the first determination of the weak charge of the proton, Q^p_W, by incorporating earlier parity-violating electron scattering (PVES) data at higher Q^2 to constrain hadronic corrections. The value of Q^p_W obtained in this way is Q^p_W(PVES) = 0.064 +- 0.012, in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction of Q^p_W(SM) = 0.0710 +- 0.0007. When this result is further combined with the Cs atomic parity violation (APV) measurement, significant constraints on the weak charges of the up and down quarks can also be extracted. That PVES+APV analysis reveals the neutron's weak charge to be Q^n_W(PVES+APV) = -0.975 +- 0.010.

Androic, D; Armstrong, D S; Asaturyan, A; Averett, T; Balewski, J; Beaufait, J; Beminiwattha, R S; Benesch, J; Benmokhtar, F; Birchall, J; Carlini, R D [JLAB; Cates, G D; Cornejo, J C; Covrig, S; Dalton, M M; Davis, C A; Deconinck, W; Diefenbach, J; Dowd, J F; Dunne, J A; Dutta, D; Duvall, W S; Elaasar, M; Falk, W R; Finn, J M; Forest, T; Gaskell, D; Gericke, M T. W.; Grames, J; Gray, V M; Grimm, K; Guo, F; Hoskins, J R; Johnston, K; Jones, D; Jones, M; Jones, R; Kargiantoulakis, M; King, P M; Korkmaz, E; Kowalski, S; Leacock, J; Leckey, J; Lee, A R; Lee, J H; Lee, L; MacEwan, S; Mack, D; Magee, J A; Mahurin, R; Mammei, J; Martin, J W; McHugh, M J; Meekins, D; Mei, J; Michaels, R; Micherdzinska, A; Mkrtchyan, A; Mkrtchyan, H; Morgan, N; Myers, K E; Narayan, A; Ndukum, L Z; Nelyubin, V; van Oers, W T H; Nuruzzaman,; Opper, A K; Page, S A; Pan, J; Paschke, K D; Phillips, S K; Pitt, M L; Poelker, M; Rajotte, J F; Ramsay, W D; Roche, J; Sawatzky, B; Seva, T; Shabestari, M H; Silwal, R; Simicevic, N; Smith, G R; Solvignon, P; Spayde, D T; Subedi, A; Subedi, R; Suleiman, R; Tadevosyan, V; Tobias, W A; Tvaskis, V; Waidyawansa, B; Wang, P; Wells, S P; Wood, S A; Yang, S; Young, R D; Zhamkochyan, S

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First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton  

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The Qweak experiment has measured the parity-violating asymmetry in polarized e-p elastic scattering at Q^2 = 0.025(GeV/c)^2, employing 145 microamps of 89% longitudinally polarized electrons on a 34.4cm long liquid hydrogen target at Jefferson Lab. The results of the experiment's commissioning run are reported here, constituting approximately 4% of the data collected in the experiment. From these initial results the measured asymmetry is Aep = -279 +- 35 (statistics) +- 31 (systematics) ppb, which is the smallest and most precise asymmetry ever measured in polarized e-p scattering. The small Q^2 of this experiment has made possible the first determination of the weak charge of the proton, QpW, by incorporating earlier parity-violating electron scattering (PVES) data at higher Q^2 to constrain hadronic corrections. The value of QpW obtained in this way is QpW(PVES) = 0.064 +- 0.012, in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction of QpW(SM) = 0.0710 +- 0.0007. When this result is further combined with the Cs atomic parity violation (APV) measurement, significant constraints on the weak charges of the up and down quarks can also be extracted. That PVES+APV analysis reveals the neutron's weak charge to be QnW(PVES+APV) = -0.975 +- 0.010.

Qweak Collaboration; D. Androic; D. S. Armstrong; A. Asaturyan; T. Averett; J. Balewski; J. Beaufait; R. S. Beminiwattha; J. Benesch; F. Benmokhtar; J. Birchall; R. D. Carlini; G. D. Cates; J. C. Cornejo; S. Covrig; M. M. Dalton; C. A. Davis; W. Deconinck; J. Diefenbach; J. F. Dowd; J. A. Dunne; D. Dutta; W. S. Duvall; M. Elaasar; W. R. Falk; J. M. Finn; T. Forest; D. Gaskell; M. T. W. Gericke; J. Grames; V. M. Gray; K. Grimm; F. Guo; J. R. Hoskins; K. Johnston; D. Jones; M. Jones; R. Jones; M. Kargiantoulakis; P. M. King; E. Korkmaz; S. Kowalski; J. Leacock; J. Leckey; A. R. Lee; J. H. Lee; L. Lee; S. MacEwan; D. Mack; J. A. Magee; R. Mahurin; J. Mammei; J. W. Martin; M. J. McHugh; D. Meekins; J. Mei; R. Michaels; A. Micherdzinska; A. Mkrtchyan; H. Mkrtchyan; N. Morgan; K. E. Myers; A. Narayan; L. Z. Ndukum; V. Nelyubin; Nuruzzaman; W. T. H van Oers; A. K. Opper; S. A. Page; J. Pan; K. D. Paschke; S. K. Phillips; M. L. Pitt; M. Poelker; J. F. Rajotte; W. D. Ramsay; J. Roche; B. Sawatzky; T. Seva; M. H. Shabestari; R. Silwal; N. Simicevic; G. R. Smith; P. Solvignon; D. T. Spayde; A. Subedi; R. Subedi; R. Suleiman; V. Tadevosyan; W. A. Tobias; V. Tvaskis; B. Waidyawansa; P. Wang; S. P. Wells; S. A. Wood; S. Yang; R. D. Young; S. Zhamkochyan

2013-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining dark energy from the abundance of weak gravitational lenses  

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We examine the prospect of using the observed abundance of weak gravitational lenses to constrain the equation-of-state parameter w of the dark energy. Here we solve the spherical-collapse model with dark energy, clarifying some ambiguities found in the literature, and provide fitting formulas for the overdensity at virialization and the linear-theory overdensity at collapse. We then compute the variation in the predicted weak-lens abundance with w. We find that the predicted redshift distribution and number count of weak lenses are highly degenerate in w and \\Omega_0. If we fix \\Omega_0 the number count for w=-2/3 is a factor of 2 smaller than for the \\LambdaCDM model. However, if we allow \\Omega_0 to vary with w such that the amplitude of the matter power spectrum as measured by COBE matches that obtained from the X-ray cluster abundance, the decrease in the predicted lens abundance is less than 25% for -1 40 degree^2 in order for the number count to differentiate a \\LambdaCDM cosmology from a w=-0.9 model...

Weinberg, N N; Weinberg, Nevin N.; Kamionkowski, Marc

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing robustness of multiparty quantum correlations using weak measurement  

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Multipartite quantum correlations are important resources for the development of quantum information and computation protocols. However, the resourcefulness of multipartite quantum correlations in practical settings is limited by its fragility under decoherence due to environmental interactions. Though there exist protocols to protect bipartite entanglement under decoherence, the implementation of such protocols for multipartite quantum correlations has not been sufficiently explored. Here, we study the effect of local amplitude damping channel on the generalized Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state, and use a protocol of optimal reversal quantum weak measurement to protect the multipartite quantum correlations. We observe that the weak measurement reversal protocol enhances the robustness of multipartite quantum correlations. Further it increases the critical damping value that corresponds to entanglement sudden death. To emphasize the efficacy of the technique in protection of multipartite quantum correlation, we investigate two proximately related quantum communication tasks, namely, quantum teleportation in a one sender, many receivers setting and multiparty quantum information splitting, through a local amplitude damping channel. We observe an increase in the average fidelity of both the quantum communication tasks under the weak measurement reversal protocol. The method may prove beneficial, for combating external interactions, in other quantum information tasks using multipartite resources.

Uttam Singh; Utkarsh Mishra; Himadri Shekhar Dhar

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic Description of Entanglements in Polyethylene Networks and Melts: Strong, Weak, Pairwise, and Collective Attributes  

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We present atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of two Polyethylene systems where all entanglements are trapped: a perfect network, and a melt with grafted chain ends. We examine microscopically at what level topological constraints can be considered as a collective entanglement effect, as in tube model theories, or as certain pairwise uncrossability interactions, as in slip-link models. A pairwise parameter, which varies between these limiting cases, shows that, for the systems studied, the character of the entanglement environment is more pairwise than collective. We employ a novel methodology, which analyzes entanglement constraints into a complete set of pairwise interactions, similar to slip links. Entanglement confinement is assembled by a plethora of links, with a spectrum of confinement strengths, from strong to weak. The strength of interactions is quantified through a link `persistence', which is the fraction of time for which the links are active. By weighting links according to their strength, we show that confinement is imposed mainly by the strong ones, and that the weak, trapped, uncrossability interactions cannot contribute to the low frequency modulus of an elastomer, or the plateau modulus of a melt. A self-consistent scheme for mapping topological constraints to specific, strong binary links, according to a given entanglement density, is proposed and validated. Our results demonstrate that slip links can be viewed as the strongest pairwise interactions of a collective entanglement environment. The methodology developed provides a basis for bridging the gap between atomistic simulations and mesoscopic slip link models.

Stefanos D. Anogiannakis; Christos Tzoumanekas; Doros N. Theodorou

2013-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak and strong chaos in FPU models and beyond  

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We briefly review some of the most relevant results that our group obtained in the past, while investigating the dynamics of the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) models. A first result is the numerical evidence of the existence of two different kinds of transitions in the dynamics of the FPU models: i) a Stochasticity Threshold (ST), characterized by a value of the energy per degree of freedom below which the overwhelming majority of the phase space trajectories are regular (vanishing Lyapunov exponents). It tends to vanish as the number N of degrees of freedom is increased. ii) a Strong Stochasticity Threshold (SST), characterized by a value of the energy per degree of freedom at which a crossover appears between two different power laws of the energy dependence of the largest Lyapunov exponent, which phenomenologically corresponds to the transition between weakly and strongly chaotic regimes. It is stable with N. A second result is the development of a Riemannian geometric theory to explain the origin of Hamiltonian chaos. The starting of this theory has been motivated by the inadequacy of the approach based on homoclinic intersections to explain the origin of chaos in systems of arbitrarily large N, or arbitrarily far from quasi-integrability, or displaying a transition between weak and strong chaos. Finally, a third result stems from the search for the transition between weak and strong chaos in systems other than FPU. Actually, we found that a very sharp SST appears as the dynamical counterpart of a thermodynamic phase transition, which in turn has led, in the light of the Riemannian theory of chaos, to the development of a topological theory of phase transitions.

Marco Pettini; Lapo Casetti; Monica Cerruti-Sola; Roberto Franzosi; E. G. D. Cohen

2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Abundances of metal-weak thick-disc candidates  

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High resolution spectra of 5 candidate metal-weak thick-disc stars suggested by Beers & Sommer-Larsen (1995) are analyzed to determine their chemical abundances. The low abundance of all the objects has been confirmed with metallicity reaching [Fe/H]=-2.9. However, for three objects, the astrometric data from the Hipparcos catalogue suggests they are true halo members. The remaining two, for which proper-motion data are not available, may have disc-like kinematics. It is therefore clear that it is useful to address properties of putative metal-weak thick-disc stars only if they possess full kinematic data. For CS 22894-19 the abundance pattern similar to those of typical halo stars is found, suggesting that chemical composition is not a useful discriminant between thick-disc and halo stars. CS 29529-12 is found to be C enhanced with [C/Fe]=+1.0; other chemical peculiarities involve the s process elements: [Sr/Fe]=-0.65 and [Ba/Fe]=+0.62, leading to a high [Ba/Sr] considerably larger than what is found in more metal-rich carbon-rich stars, but similar to LP 706-7 and LP 625-44 discussed by Norris et al (1997a). Hipparcos data have been used to calculate the space velocities of 25 candidate metal-weak thick-disc stars, thus allowing us to identify 3 bona fide members, which support the existence of a metal-poor tail of the thick-disc, at variance with a claim to the contrary by Ryan & Lambert (1995).

P. Bonifacio; M. Centurion; P. Molaro

1999-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF MASKED REGIONS ON WEAK-LENSING STATISTICS  

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Sky masking is unavoidable in wide-field weak-lensing observations. We study how masks affect the measurement of statistics of matter distribution probed by weak gravitational lensing. We first use 1000 cosmological ray-tracing simulations to examine in detail the impact of masked regions on the weak-lensing Minkowski Functionals (MFs). We consider actual sky masks used for a Subaru Suprime-Cam imaging survey. The masks increase the variance of the convergence field and the expected values of the MFs are biased. The bias then compromises the non-Gaussian signals induced by the gravitational growth of structure. We then explore how masks affect cosmological parameter estimation. We calculate the cumulative signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) for masked maps to study the information content of lensing MFs. We show that the degradation of S/N for masked maps is mainly determined by the effective survey area. We also perform simple {chi}{sup 2} analysis to show the impact of lensing MF bias due to masked regions. Finally, we compare ray-tracing simulations with data from a Subaru 2 deg{sup 2} survey in order to address if the observed lensing MFs are consistent with those of the standard cosmology. The resulting {chi}{sup 2}/n{sub dof} = 29.6/30 for three combined MFs, obtained with the mask effects taken into account, suggests that the observational data are indeed consistent with the standard {Lambda}CDM model. We conclude that the lensing MFs are a powerful probe of cosmology only if mask effects are correctly taken into account.

Shirasaki, Masato; Yoshida, Naoki [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Hamana, Takashi, E-mail: masato.shirasaki@utap.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan)

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Exit Doorway Model for Nuclear Breakup of Weakly Bound Projectiles  

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We derive closed expressions for the nuclear breakup cross sections in the adiabatic limit using the Austern-Blair theory. These expressions are appropriate for the breakup of weakly bound nuclei. The concept of an exit doorway that mediates the coupling between the entrance channel and the breakup continuum is used. We prove the validity of the scaling law that dictates that the nuclear breakup cross section scales linearly with the radius of the target. We also compare our results for the nuclear breakup cross section of $^{11}$Be, $^8$B on several targets with recent CDCC calculation.

M. S. Hussein; R. Lichtenthaler

2007-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing weak pump depletion to stabilize squeezed vacuum states  

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We propose and demonstrate a pump-phase locking technique that makes use of weak pump depletion (WPD) - an unavoidable effect that is usually neglected - in a sub-threshold optical parametric oscillator (OPO). We show that the phase difference between seed and pump beam is imprinted on both light fields by the non-linear interaction in the crystal and can be read out without disturbing the squeezed output. Our new locking technique allows for the first experimental realization of a pump-phase lock by reading out the pre-existing phase information in the pump field. There is no degradation of the detected squeezed states required to implement this scheme.

Timo Denker; Dirk Schütte; Maximilian H. Wimmer; Trevor A. Wheatley; Elanor H. Huntington; Michèle Heurs

2015-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical squeezing via parametric amplification and weak measurement  

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Nonlinear forces allow motion of a mechanical oscillator to be squeezed below the zero-point motion. Of existing methods, mechanical parametric amplification is relatively accessible, but previously thought to be limited to 3dB of squeezing in the steady state. We consider the effect of applying continuous weak measurement and feedback to this system. If the parametric drive is optimally detuned from resonance, correlations between the quadratures of motion allow unlimited steady-state squeezing. Compared to back-action evasion, we demonstrate that the measurement strength, temperature and efficiency requirements for quantum squeezing are significantly relaxed.

Alex Szorkovszky; Andrew C. Doherty; Glen I. Harris; Warwick P. Bowen

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Signatures of quantum behavior in single-qubit weak measurements  

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With the recent surge of interest in quantum computation, it has become very important to develop clear experimental tests for ``quantum behavior'' in a system. This issue has been addressed in the past in the form of the inequalities due to Bell and those due to Leggett and Garg. These inequalities concern the results of ideal projective measurements, however, which are experimentally difficult to perform in many proposed qubit designs, especially in many solid state qubit systems. Here, we show that weak continuous measurements, which are often practical to implement experimentally, can yield particularly clear signatures of quantum coherence, both in the measured correlation functions and in the measured power spectrum.

Rusko Ruskov; Alexander N. Korotkov; Ari Mizel

2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent state of a weakly interacting ultracold Fermi gas  

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We examine the weakly interacting atoms in an ultracold Fermi gas leading to a state of macroscopic coherence, from a theoretical perspective. It has been shown that this state can be described as a fermionic coherent state. These coherent states are the eigenstates of fermionic annihilation operators, the eigenvalues being anti-commuting numbers or Grassmann numbers. By exploiting the simple rules of Grassmann algebra and a close kinship between relations evaluated for more familiar bosonic fields and those for fermionic fields, we derive the thermodynamic limit, the spontaneous symmetry breaking and the quasi-particle spectrum of the fermionic system.

Arnab Ghosh; Sudarson Sekhar Sinha; Deb Shankar Ray

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

138

Measurement of the Proton's Neutral Weak Magnetic Form Factor  

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We report the first measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in elastic electron scattering from the proton. The asymmetry depends on the neutral weak magnetic form factor of the proton which contains new information on the contribution of strange quark-antiquark pairs to the magnetic moment of the proton. We obtain the value $G_M^Z= 0.34 \\pm 0.09 \\pm 0.04 \\pm 0.05$ n.m. at $Q^2=0.1$ (GeV/c)${}^2$.

B. Mueller; D. H. Beck; E. J. Beise; E. Candell; L. Cardman; R. Carr; R. C. DiBari; G. Dodson; K. Dow; F. Duncan; M. Farkhondeh; B. W. Filippone; T. Forest; H. Gao; W. Korsch; S. Kowalski; A. Lung; R. D. McKeown; R. Mohring; J. Napolitano; D. Nilsson; M. Pitt; N. Simicevic; B. Terburg; S. P. Wells

1997-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton's Weak Charge Determined for First Time | Jefferson Lab  

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THE SUB-SUPERSOLUTION METHOD FOR WEAK SOLUTIONS MARCELO MONTENEGRO AND AUGUSTO C. PONCE  

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THE SUB-SUPERSOLUTION METHOD FOR WEAK SOLUTIONS MARCELO MONTENEGRO AND AUGUSTO C. PONCE Abstract; weak solutions. 1 #12;2 MARCELO MONTENEGRO AND AUGUSTO C. PONCE (i) u L1 (); (ii) f(·, u)0 L1

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Microscopic Description of Entanglements in Polyethylene Networks and Melts: Strong, Weak, Pairwise, and Collective Attributes  

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We present atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of two Polyethylene systems where all entanglements are trapped: a perfect network, and a melt with grafted chain ends. We examine microscopically at what level topological constraints can be considered as a collective entanglement effect, as in tube model theories, or as certain pairwise uncrossability interactions, as in slip-link models. A pairwise parameter, which varies between these limiting cases, shows that, for the systems studied, the character of the entanglement environment is more pairwise than collective. We employ a novel methodology, which analyzes entanglement constraints into a complete set of pairwise interactions, similar to slip links. Entanglement confinement is assembled by a plethora of links, with a spectrum of confinement strengths, from strong to weak. The strength of interactions is quantified through a link `persistence', which is the fraction of time for which the links are active. By weighting links according to their strength,...

Anogiannakis, Stefanos D; Theodorou, Doros N

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermionic-Bosonic Couplings in a Weakly Deformed Odd-Mass Nucleus ^{93}_{41}Nb  

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A comprehensive level scheme of {sup 93}Nb below 2 MeV has been constructed from information obtained with the {sup 93}Nb(n,n{prime}{gamma}) and the {sup 94}Zr(p,2n{gamma}{gamma}){sup 93}Nb reactions. Branching ratios, lifetimes, transition multipolarities, and spin assignments have been determined. From M1 and E2 strengths, fermionic-bosonic excitations of isoscalar and isovector characters have been identified from the weak couplings of the {pi}1g{sub 9/2} {circle_times} {sub 40}{sup 92}Zr and {pi}2p{sub 1/2}{sup -1} {circle_times} {sub 42}{sup 94}Mo configurations. A microscopic interpretation of such excitations is obtained from shell-model calculations, which use low-momentum effective interactions.

Orce, J. N. [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Holt, J. D. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Linnemann, A. [Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany; McKay, C. J. [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Fransen, C. [Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany; Jolie, J. [Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany; Kuo, T.T.S. [State University of New York, Stony Brook; Lesher, S. R. [University of Kentucky, Lexington; McEllistrem, M. T. [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Pietralla, N. [Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany; Warr, N. [Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany; Werner, V. [Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany; Yates, S. W. [University of Kentucky, Lexington

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observing trajectories with weak measurements in quantum systems in the semiclassical regime  

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We propose a scheme allowing to observe the evolution of a quantum system in the semiclassical regime along the paths generated by the propagator. The scheme relies on performing consecutive weak measurements of the position. We show how weak trajectories" can be extracted from the pointers of a series of measurement devices having weakly interacted with the system. The properties of these "weak trajectories" are investigated and illustrated in the case of a time-dependent model system.

A. Matzkin

2012-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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WEAK BIALGEBRAS AND MONOIDAL CATEGORIES G. BOHM, S. CAENEPEEL, AND K. JANSSEN  

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functor HM kM is strongly monoidal. Weak bialgebras are more general than bialgebras. The axioms (1) = 11

Caenepeel, Stefaan

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A New Weak Lensing Analysis of MS1224.7+2007  

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Galaxy cluster mass distributions are useful probes of Omega_0 and the nature of the dark matter. Large clusters will distort the observed shapes of background galaxies through gravitational lensing allowing the measurement of the cluster mass distributions. For most cases, the agreement between weak lensing and radial velocity mass measurements of clusters is reasonably good. There is, however, one significant exception, the z=0.32 cluster MS1224.7+2007, which has a lensing mass substantially larger than the virial mass and also a very high mass-to-light ratio. Since this controversial object might be an unusually dark mass a follow-up study is definitely warranted. In this paper we study the mass and light distributions of MS1224+2007 out to a projected radius of 800/h kpc by measuring the gravitationally-induced distortions of background galaxies. We detect a shear signal in the background galaxies in the radial range 27.5 arcsec < r < 275 arcsec at the 5.5 sigma level. The resultant mass map exhibits a peak centered on the dominant cluster galaxy and strong evidence for substructure which is even more strongly seen in the galaxy distribution. Assuming all the detected shear is due to mass at z=0.32 we find cluster mass-to-light ratio of M/L_R = 640 +/- 150. The mass profile is quite flat compared to other clusters, disagreeing with a pseudo-singular isothermal sphere at the 95% confidence level. Our mass and M/L estimates are consistent with the previous weak lensing result. The discrepancy between the lensing and virial mass remains although it might be partially explained by subclustering and infall perpendicular to the line-of-site. This cluster remains a candidate dark object deficient in baryons and as such severely tests cosmological models.

Philippe Fischer

1999-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensory hyperacuity in the jamming avoidance response of weakly electric fish  

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and the African weakly electric fish Cymnanhus perform electrolocation by generating constant wave-type electric473 Sensory hyperacuity in the jamming avoidance response of weakly electric fish Masashi Kawasaki Sensory systems often show remarkable sensitivities to small stimulus parameters. Weakly electric

Kawasaki, Masashi

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Weak-Key Analysis of POET Mohamed Ahmed Abdelraheem, Andrey Bogdanov, and Elmar Tischhauser  

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Weak-Key Analysis of POET Mohamed Ahmed Abdelraheem, Andrey Bogdanov, and Elmar Tischhauser,anbog,ewti}@dtu.dk Abstract. We evaluate the security of the recently proposed authenticated encryption scheme POET. We give explicit constructions for weak key classes not covered by POET's weak key testing strategy

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Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D incompressible NSEs  

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Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D incompressible NSEs Jean-Luc Guermond Department-Luc Guermond Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D NSEs #12;Outline 1 BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE 3D NSE Jean-Luc Guermond Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D NSEs #12;Outline 1 BASIC FACTS

Guermond, Jean-Luc

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Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D incompressible NSEs  

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Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D incompressible NSEs Jean-Luc Guermond Department Univ. October 24, 2008 Jean-Luc Guermond Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3D NSEs #12;Outline 1 BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE 3D NSE Jean-Luc Guermond Construction of suitable weak solutions for the 3

Guermond, Jean-Luc

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Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of weakly stochastically perturbed system of oscillators  

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We consider a finite region of a $d$-dimensional lattice, $d\\in\\mathbb{N}$, of weakly coupled harmonic oscillators. The coupling is provided by a nearest-neighbour potential (harmonic or not) of size $\\varepsilon$. Each rotator weakly interacts by force of order $\\varepsilon$ with its own stochastic Langevin thermostat of arbitrary positive temperature. We investigate limiting as $\\varepsilon\\rightarrow 0$ behaviour of solutions of the system and of the local energy of oscillators on long-time intervals of order $\\varepsilon^{-1}$ and in a stationary regime. We show that it is governed by an effective equation which is a dissipative SDE with nondegenerate diffusion. Next we assume that the interaction potential is of size $\\varepsilon\\lambda$, where $\\lambda$ is another small parameter, independent from $\\varepsilon$. Solutions corresponding to this scaling describe small law temperature oscillations. We prove that in a stationary regime, under the limit $\\varepsilon\\rightarrow 0$, the main order in $\\lambda$ of the averaged Hamiltonian energy flow is proportional to the gradient of temperature. We show that the coefficient of proportionality, which we call the conductivity, admits a representation through stationary space-time correlations of the energy flow. Most of the results and convergences we obtain are uniform with respect to the number of oscillators in the system.

A. Dymov

2015-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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How the Weak Variance of Momentum Can Turn Out to be Negative  

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Weak values are average quantities,therefore investigating their associated variance is crucial in understanding their place in quantum mechanics. We develop the concept of a position-postselected weak variance of momentum as cohesively as possible, building primarily on material from Moyal (Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1949) and Sonego (Found Phys 21(10):1135, 1991) . The weak variance is defined in terms of the Wigner function, using a standard construction from probability theory. We show this corresponds to a measurable quantity, which is not itself a weak value. It also leads naturally to a connection between the imaginary part of the weak value of momentum and the quantum potential. We study how the negativity of the Wigner function causes negative weak variances, and the implications this has on a class of `subquantum' theories. We also discuss the role of weak variances in studying determinism, deriving the classical limit from...

Feyereisen, M R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Effects in Weakly Ionized Gas: Phenomenology and Applications  

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Aerodynamic effects in ionized gases, often neglected phenomena, have been subject of a renewed interest in recent years. After a brief historical account, we discuss a selected number of effects and unresolved problems that appear to be relevant in both aeronautic and propulsion applications in subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flow. Interaction between acoustic shock waves and weakly ionized gas is manifested either as plasma-induced shock wave dispersion and acceleration or as shock-wave induced double electric layer in the plasma, followed by the localized increase of the average electron energy and density, as well as enhancement of optical emission. We describe the phenomenology of these effects and discuss several experiments that still do not have an adequate interpretation. Critical for application of aerodynamic effects is the energy deposition into the flow. We classify and discuss some proposed wall-free generation schemes with respect to the efficiency of energy deposition and overall generation of the aerodynamic body force.

Popovic, S.; Vuskovic, L. [Department of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia (United States)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Deviations in the Superstable Weakly Imperfect Bose Gas  

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The superstable Weakly Imperfect Bose Gas {(WIBG)} was originally derived to solve the inconsistency of the Bogoliubov theory of superfluidity. Its grand-canonical thermodynamics was recently solved but not at {point of} the {(first order)} phase transition. This paper proposes to close this gap by using the large deviations formalism and in particular the analysis of the Kac distribution function. It turns out that, as a function of the chemical potential, the discontinuity of the Bose condensate density at the phase transition {point} disappears as a function of the particle density. Indeed, the Bose condensate continuously starts at the first critical particle density and progressively grows but the free-energy per particle stays constant until the second critical density is reached. At higher particle densities, the Bose condensate density as well as the free-energy per particle both increase {monotonously}.

J. -B. Bru; V. A. Zagrebnov

2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering in the weak binding approximation  

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We perform a global analysis of all available electron-deuteron quasielastic scattering data using Q^2-dependent smearing functions that describe inclusive inelastic e-d scattering within the weak binding approximation. We study the dependence of the cross sections on the deuteron wave function and the off-shell extrapolation of the elastic electron-nucleon cross section, which show particular sensitivity at x >> 1. The excellent overall agreement with data over a large range of Q^2 and x suggest a limited need for effects beyond the impulse approximation, with the exception of the very high-x or very low-Q^2 regions, where short-distance effects in the deuteron become more relevant.

Ethier, Jacob J. [William and Mary College, JLAB; Doshi, Nidhi P. [Carnegie Mellon University; Malace, Simona P. [JLAB; Melnitchouk, Wally [JLAB

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autoresonance energy transfer versus localization in weakly coupled oscillators  

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In this paper we investigate the distribution of energy between weakly coupled linear and nonlinear oscillators in a two-degree-of-freedom (2D) system. Two classes of problems are studied analytically and numerically: (1) a periodic force with constant frequency is applied to the nonlinear (Duffing) oscillator with slowly time-decreasing linear stiffness; (2) the time-independent nonlinear oscillator is excited by a force with slowly increasing frequency. In both cases, stiffness of the attached linear oscillator and linear coupling remain constant, and the system is initially engaged in resonance. This paper demonstrates that in the systems of the first type autoresonance (AR) occurs in both oscillators while in systems of the second type AR occurs only in the excited nonlinear oscillator but the coupled linear oscillator exhibits small bounded oscillations. Considering slow detuning, we obtain explicit asymptotic approximations for the amplitudes and the phases of oscillations close to exact (numerical) results.

Agnessa Kovaleva; Leonid Manevitch

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak-strong clustering transition in renewing compressible flows  

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We investigate the statistical properties of Lagrangian tracers transported by a time-correlated compressible renewing flow. We show that the preferential sampling of the phase space performed by tracers yields significant differences between the Lagrangian statistics and its Eulerian counterpart. In particular, the effective compressibility experienced by tracers has a non-trivial dependence on the time correlation of the flow. We examine the consequence of this phenomenon on the clustering of tracers, focusing on the transition from the weak- to the strong-clustering regime. We find that the critical compressibility at which the transition occurs is minimum when the time correlation of the flow is of the order of the typical eddy turnover time. Further, we demonstrate that the clustering properties in time-correlated compressible flows are non-universal and are strongly influenced by the spatio-temporal structure of the velocity field.

Ajinkya Dhanagare; Stefano Musacchio; Dario Vincenzi

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction of a Weak Phase from $B \\to D^{(*)} \\pi$  

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To observe CP-violating asymmetries through the interference of a weaker amplitude with a stronger one in $\\bo \\to D^{(*)} \\pi$ and $\\ob \\to D^{(*)} \\pi$ decays, one must collect enough events that the intensity associated with the weaker amplitude would be statistically significant. We show that provided the weaker amplitude is measured separately in $B^\\pm \\to D^{(*)\\pm} \\pi^0$ decays, the time-integrated approach requires around $2.5 \\cdot 10^8 \\ B \\bar B$ pairs for measurements of the weak phase $\\sin(2\\beta + \\gamma)$ with an uncertainty of $0.05$ or better. We also determine the optimal conditions for precise $2\\beta + \\gamma$ measurements and discuss the possibilities for resolving a discrete ambiguity.

Suprun, D A; Rosner, Jonathan L; Suprun, Denis; Chiang, Cheng-Wei; Rosner, Jonathan L.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction of a Weak Phase from $B \\to D^{(*)} ?$  

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To observe CP-violating asymmetries through the interference of a weaker amplitude with a stronger one in $\\bo \\to D^{(*)} \\pi$ and $\\ob \\to D^{(*)} \\pi$ decays, one must collect enough events that the intensity associated with the weaker amplitude would be statistically significant. We show that provided the weaker amplitude is measured separately in $B^\\pm \\to D^{(*)\\pm} \\pi^0$ decays, the time-integrated approach requires around $2.5 \\cdot 10^8 \\ B \\bar B$ pairs for measurements of the weak phase $\\sin(2\\beta + \\gamma)$ with an uncertainty of $0.05$ or better. We also determine the optimal conditions for precise $2\\beta + \\gamma$ measurements and discuss the possibilities for resolving a discrete ambiguity.

Denis Suprun; Cheng-Wei Chiang; Jonathan L. Rosner

2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Can weakly nonlinear theory explain Faraday wave patterns near onset?  

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The Faraday problem is an important pattern-forming system that provides some middle ground between systems where the initial instability involves just a single mode and in which complexity then results from mode interactions or secondary bifurcations, and cases where a system is highly turbulent and many spatial and temporal modes are excited. It has been a rich source of novel patterns and of theoretical work aimed at understanding how and why such patterns occur. Yet it is particularly challenging to tie theory to experiment: the experiments are difficult to perform; the parameter regime of interest (large box, moderate viscosity) along with the technical difficulties of solving the free boundary Navier--Stokes equations make numerical solution of the problem hard; and the fact that the instabilities result in an entire circle of unstable wavevectors presents considerable theoretical difficulties. In principle, weakly nonlinear theory should be able to predict which patterns are stable near pattern onset. ...

Skeldon, A C

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of vortices in weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensates  

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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.

Alexander Klein; Dieter Jaksch; Yanzhi Zhang; Weizhu Bao

2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak reactions with light nuclei - 6He beta-decay as a test case for the nuclear weak current  

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We present a microscopic calculation of the 6He beta-decay into the ground state of 6Li. To this end we use the impulse approximation to describe the nuclear weak current. The ground state wave functions are obtained from the solution of the nuclear 6-body problem. The nucleonnucleon interaction is described via the J-matrix inverse scattering potential (JISP), and the nuclear problem is solved using the hyperspherical-harmonics approach. This approach results in numerical accuracy of about 2 per mil in the transition matrix element. Bearing in mind that the contribution of meson-exchange currents to the transition matrix element is about 5%, these results pave the way for accurate estimation of their effect.

Doron Gazit; Sergey Vaintraub; Nir Barnea

2009-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Disentangling dark sector models using weak lensing statistics  

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We perform multi-plane ray-tracing using the GLAMER gravitational lensing code within high-resolution light-cones extracted from the CoDECS simulations: a suite of cosmological runs featuring a coupling between Dark Energy and Cold Dark Matter. We show that the presence of the coupling is evident not only in the redshift evolution of the normalisation of the convergence power spectrum, but also in differences in non-linear structure formation with respect to {\\Lambda}CDM. Using a tomographic approach under the assumption of a {\\Lambda}CDM cosmology, we demonstrate that weak lensing measurements would result in a {\\sigma}8 value that changes with the source redshift if the true underlying cosmology is a coupled Dark Energy one. This provides a generic null test for these types of models. We also find that different models of coupled Dark Energy can show either an enhanced or a suppressed correlation between convergence maps with differing source redshifts as compared to {\\Lambda}CDM. This would provide a direc...

Giocoli, Carlo; Baldi, Marco; Meneghetti, Massimo; Moscardini, Lauro; Petkova, Margarita; -,; Astronomia, Dipartimento di Fisica e; di Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum Università; di Bologna, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico; di Bologna, INFN - Sezione; Université, Aix Marseille; CNRS,; LAM,; France,; Laboratory, Jet Propulsion; Physics, Department of; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet),

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy flux of Alfven waves in weakly ionized plasma  

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The overshooting convective motions in the solar photosphere are frequently proposed as the source for the excitation of Alfv\\'en waves. However, the photosphere is a) very weakly ionized, and, b) the dynamics of the plasma particles in this region is heavily influenced by the plasma-neutral collisions. The purpose of this work is to check the consequences of these two facts on the above scenario and their effects on the electromagnetic waves. It is shown that the ions and electrons in the photosphere are both un-magnetized; their collision frequency with neutrals is much larger than the gyro-frequency. This implies that eventual Alfv\\'en-type electromagnetic perturbations must involve the neutrals as well. This has the following serious consequences: i) in the presence of perturbations, the whole fluid (plasma + neutrals) moves; ii) the Alfv\\'en velocity includes the total (plasma + neutrals) density and is thus considerably smaller compared to the collision-less case; iii) the perturbed velocity of a unit volume, which now includes both plasma and neutrals, becomes much smaller compared to the ideal (collision-less) case; and iv) the corresponding wave energy flux for the given parameters becomes much smaller compared to the ideal case.

J. Vranjes; S. Poedts; B. P. Pandey; B. De Pontieu

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A strange weak value in spontaneous pair productions via a supercritical step potential  

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We consider a case where a weak value is introduced as a physical quantity rather than an average of weak measurements. The case we treat is a time evolution of a particle by 1+1 dimensional Dirac equation. Particularly in a spontaneous pair production via a supercritical step potential, a quantitative explanation can be given by a weak value for the group velocity of the particle. We also show the condition for the pair production (supercriticality) corresponds to the condition when the weak value takes a strange value (superluminal velocity).

Kazuhiro Yokota; Nobuyuki Imoto

2012-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The $N-?$ Weak Axial-Vector Amplitude $C_{5}^a(0)$  

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The weak $N-\\Delta$ axial-vector transition amplitude $$ - important in $N^{*}$ production processes in general and in isobar models describing $\

Milton Dean Slaughter

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical measurement of joint weak values and their connection to the annihilation operator  

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Weak measurements are a new tool for characterizing post-selected quantum systems during their evolution. Weak measurement was originally formulated in terms of von Neumann interactions which are practically available for only the simplest single-particle observables. In the present work, we extend and greatly simplify a recent, experimentally feasible, reformulation of weak measurement for multiparticle observables [Resch and Steinberg (2004, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 130402)]. We also show that the resulting ``joint weak values'' take on a particularly elegant form when expressed in terms of annihilation operators.

J. S. Lundeen; K. J. Resch

2005-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Weakly Ionized Plasmas in Hypersonics: Fundamental Kinetics and Flight Applications  

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The paper reviews some of the recent studies of applications of weakly ionized plasmas to supersonic/hypersonic flight. Plasmas can be used simply as means of delivering energy (heating) to the flow, and also for electromagnetic flow control and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power generation. Plasma and MHD control can be especially effective in transient off-design flight regimes. In cold air flow, nonequilibrium plasmas must be created, and the ionization power budget determines design, performance envelope, and the very practicality of plasma/MHD devices. The minimum power budget is provided by electron beams and repetitive high-voltage nanosecond pulses, and the paper describes theoretical and computational modeling of plasmas created by the beams and repetitive pulses. The models include coupled equations for non-local and unsteady electron energy distribution function (modeled in forward-back approximation), plasma kinetics, and electric field. Recent experimental studies at Princeton University have successfully demonstrated stable diffuse plasmas sustained by repetitive nanosecond pulses in supersonic air flow, and for the first time have demonstrated the existence of MHD effects in such plasmas. Cold-air hypersonic MHD devices are shown to permit optimization of scramjet inlets at Mach numbers higher than the design value, while operating in self-powered regime. Plasma energy addition upstream of the inlet throat can increase the thrust by capturing more air (Virtual Cowl), or it can reduce the flow Mach number and thus eliminate the need for an isolator duct. In the latter two cases, the power that needs to be supplied to the plasma would be generated by an MHD generator downstream of the combustor, thus forming the 'reverse energy bypass' scheme. MHD power generation on board reentry vehicles is also discussed.

Macheret, Sergey [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, D-418 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2005-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hybrid Strong/Weak Coupling Approach to Jet Quenching  

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We propose and explore a new hybrid approach to jet quenching in a strongly coupled medium. The basis of this phenomenological approach is to treat physics processes at different energy scales differently. The high-$Q^2$ processes associated with the QCD evolution of the jet from production as a single hard parton through its fragmentation, up to but not including hadronization, are treated perturbatively. The interactions between the partons in the shower and the deconfined matter within which they find themselves lead to energy loss. The momentum scales associated with the medium (of the order of the temperature) and with typical interactions between partons in the shower and the medium are sufficiently soft that strongly coupled physics plays an important role in energy loss. We model these interactions using qualitative insights from holographic calculations of the energy loss of energetic light quarks and gluons in a strongly coupled plasma, obtained via gauge/gravity duality. We embed this hybrid model into a hydrodynamic description of the spacetime evolution of the hot QCD matter produced in heavy ion collisions and confront its predictions with jet data from the LHC. The holographic expression for the energy loss of a light quark or gluon that we incorporate in our hybrid model is parametrized by a stopping distance. We find very good agreement with all the data as long as we choose a stopping distance that is comparable to but somewhat longer than that in ${\\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. For comparison, we also construct alternative models in which energy loss occurs as it would if the plasma were weakly coupled. We close with suggestions of observables that could provide more incisive evidence for, or against, the importance of strongly coupled physics in jet quenching.

Jorge Casalderrey-Solana; Doga Can Gulhan; José Guilherme Milhano; Daniel Pablos; Krishna Rajagopal

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE ACCURACY OF WEAK-LENSING CLUSTER MASS RECONSTRUCTIONS  

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We study the bias and scatter in mass measurements of galaxy clusters resulting from fitting a spherically symmetric Navarro, Frenk, and White model to the reduced tangential shear profile measured in weak-lensing (WL) observations. The reduced shear profiles are generated for {approx}10{sup 4} cluster-sized halos formed in a {Lambda}CDM cosmological N-body simulation of a 1 h{sup -1} Gpc box. In agreement with previous studies, we find that the scatter in the WL masses derived using this fitting method has irreducible contributions from the triaxial shapes of cluster-sized halos and uncorrelated large-scale matter projections along the line of sight. Additionally, we find that correlated large-scale structure within several virial radii of clusters contributes a smaller, but nevertheless significant, amount to the scatter. The intrinsic scatter due to these physical sources is {approx}20% for massive clusters and can be as high as {approx}30% for group-sized systems. For current, ground-based observations, however, the total scatter should be dominated by shape noise from the background galaxies used to measure the shear. Importantly, we find that WL mass measurements can have a small, {approx}5%-10%, but non-negligible amount of bias. Given that WL measurements of cluster masses are a powerful way to calibrate cluster mass-observable relations for precision cosmological constraints, we strongly emphasize that a robust calibration of the bias requires detailed simulations that include more observational effects than we consider here. Such a calibration exercise needs to be carried out for each specific WL mass estimation method, as the details of the method determine in part the expected scatter and bias. We present an iterative method for estimating mass M{sub 500c} that can eliminate the bias for analyses of ground-based data.

Becker, Matthew R. [Department of Physics, 5720 S. Ellis Avenue, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Kravtsov, Andrey V. [Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak charge form factor and radius of 208Pb through parity violation in electron scattering  

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We use distorted wave electron scattering calculations to extract the weak charge form factor FW(q?), the weak charge radius RW, and the point neutron radius Rn, of 208Pb from the PREX parity violating asymmetry measurement. The form factor is the Fourier transform of the weak charge density at the average momentum transfer q? = 0.475 fm-1. We find FW(q?) = 0.204 ± 0.028(exp) ± 0.001(model). We use the Helm model to infer the weak radius from FW(q?). We find RW = 5.826 ± 0.181(exp) ± 0.027(model) fm. Here the exp error includes PREX statistical and systematic errors, while the model error describes the uncertainty in RW from uncertainties in the surface thickness ? of the weak charge density. The weak radius is larger than the charge radius, implying a 'weak charge skin' where the surface region is relatively enriched in weak charges compared to (electromagnetic) charges. We extract the point neutron radius Rn = 5.751 ± 0.175 (exp) ± 0.026(model) ± 0.005(strange) fm, from RW. Here there is only a very small error (strange) from possible strange quark contributions. We find Rn to be slightly smaller than RW because of the nucleon's size. Finally, we find a neutron skin thickness of Rn-Rp = 0.302 ± 0.175 (exp) ± 0.026 (model) ± 0.005 (strange) fm, where Rp is the point proton radius.

Horowitz, C J; Jen, C -M; Rakhman, A; Souder, P A; Dalton, M M; Liyanage, N; Paschke, K D; Saenboonruang, K; Silwal, R; Franklin, G B; Friend, M; Quinn, B; Kumar, K S; McNulty, D; Mercado, L; Riordan, S; Wexler, J

2012-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Per-Unit Royalty vs Fixed Fee: The Case of Weak Patents  

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Per-Unit Royalty vs Fixed Fee: The Case of Weak Patents Rabah Amiry David Encaouaz Yassine a per-unit royalty or a ...xed fee when her innovation is covered by a weak patent, i.e. a patent of competition is not speci...ed, we show that the patent holder prefers to use a per-unit royalty scheme

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 052140 (2013) Transport in weak dynamic disorder: A unified theory  

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. Based on Wigner representation, we obtain the radiative transfer equation (a linear Boltzmann equationPHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 052140 (2013) Transport in weak dynamic disorder: A unified theory Bin Min the transport. In this article, we study the transport behavior of a quantum particle in weak dynamic disorder

Li, Tiejun

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INTRODUCTION The electric sense of mormyrid weakly electric fish is generally  

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921 INTRODUCTION The electric sense of mormyrid weakly electric fish is generally regarded to be the dominant sense for orientation and communication in these animals. Weakly electric fish explore their environment by the aid of active electrolocation. They generate electric fields and analyze the distortions

Grant, Kirsty

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A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth  

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A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth F. Crameri,1 P features of terrestrial plates: (1) the presence of a free deformable upper surface and (2) the presence of weak hydrated crust atop subducting slabs. We show that assuming a free surface, rather than

Kaus, Boris

176

Weak-Axis Behavior of Wide Flange Columns Subjected to Blast  

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the effect of blast loading on wide flange columns loaded perpendicular to the weak axis of bending field detonations. Furthermore, past studies investigating the effect of blast load- ing on wide flangeWeak-Axis Behavior of Wide Flange Columns Subjected to Blast Nagarjun Krishnappa1 ; Michel Bruneau

Bruneau, Michel

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Blind source separation in the presence of weak sources J.-P. Nadala  

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Blind source separation in the presence of weak sources J.-P. Nadala , E. Korutchevab,*, F. Airesa" as compared to the other ones, the "weak" sources. We find that it is preferable to perform blind source simulations. 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Independent component analysis; Blind

Aires, Filipe

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RESONANCE ABSORPTION OF AN ULTRASONIC WAVE IN A WEAKLY ASSOCIATED LIQUID A.V. Narasimham  

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RESONANCE ABSORPTION OF AN ULTRASONIC WAVE IN A WEAKLY ASSOCIATED LIQUID A.V. Narasimham department for absorption and dispersion of an ultrasonic wave in a weakly associated liquid, taking into account resonance absorption of the wave. The state of the liquid has been described by a distribution function. The effect

Boyer, Edmond

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PREDICTING THE FRACTURE CHARACTER OF POTENTIAL WEAK LAYERS IN PENETROMETER James Floyer1,  

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PREDICTING THE FRACTURE CHARACTER OF POTENTIAL WEAK LAYERS IN PENETROMETER SIGNALS James Floyer1 has proved to be challenging. A scheme for predicting the fracture character of potential weak layers fracture character groups is performed, potential failure layers are correctly classified 80% of the time

Jamieson, Bruce

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Generation of strong mesoscale eddies by weak ocean gyres by Michael A. Spall1  

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Generation of strong mesoscale eddies by weak ocean gyres by Michael A. Spall1 ABSTRACT The generation of strong mesoscale variability through instability of the large-scale circulation in the interior of oceanic gyres is addressed. While previous studies have shown that eddies generated from weakly sheared

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The Heavy-Ion Approximation for Ambipolar Diffusion Calcuations for Weakly Ionized Plasmas  

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Ambipolar diffusion redistributes magnetic flux in weakly ionized plasmas and plays a critical role in star formation. Simulations of ambipolar diffusion using explicit MHD codes are prohibitively expensive for the level of ionization observed in molecular clouds ({approx}< 10{sup -6}) since an enormous number of time steps is required to represent the dynamics of the dominant neutral component with a time step determined by the trace ion component. Here we show that ambipolar diffusion calculations can be significantly accelerated by the 'heavy-ion approximation', in which the mass density of the ions is increased and the collisional coupling constant with the neutrals decreased such that the product remains constant. In this approximation, the ambipolar diffusion time and the ambipolar magnetic Reynolds number remain unchanged. We present three tests of the heavy-ion approximation: C-type shocks, the Wardle instability, and the 1D collapse of a magnetized slab. We show that this approximation is quite accurate provided that (1) the square of the Alfven Mach number is small compared to the ambipolar diffusion Reynolds number for dynamical problems, and that (2) the ion mass density is negligible for quasi-static problems; a specific criterion is given for the magnetized slab problem. The first condition can be very stringent for turbulent flows with large density fluctuations.

Li, P; McKee, C; Klein, R

2006-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Hypothesis Testing by Weak-Value Amplification: Proposal and Evaluation  

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We study the detection capability of the weak-value amplification on the basis of the statistical hypothesis testing. We propose a reasonable testing method in the physical and statistical senses to find that the weak measurement with the large weak value has the advantage to reduce the possibility of missing the presence of interaction. Our present work overcomes the critical dilemma of the weak-value amplification that the larger the amplification is, the smaller the number of data becomes, because the statistical hypothesis testing works even for a small number of data. This is contrasted with the parameter estimation by the weak-value amplification in the literature which requires a large number of data.

Yuki Susa; Saki Tanaka

2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Low level jet development during a numerically simulated return flow event  

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of the obstacle. This simulation shows that the structure of the lower tropospheric air flow during a period of return flow is complex. When mid-level westerlies are weak, mesoscale processes govern the development of low level jets. As the westerly winds increase...

Igau, Richard Charles

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular-level computational investigation of shock-wave mitigation capability of polyurea  

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.g., those generated as a result of blast-wave impact). By analyzing molecular- level interactions-level material models). Extension of these relations into the ``weak-shock'' regime of interest from the traumatic brain injury prevention point of view is also discussed. Introduction Within this study, advanced

Grujicic, Mica

185

Method and apparatus for evaluating structural weakness in polymer matrix composites  

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A method and apparatus for evaluating structural weaknesses in polymer matrix composites is described. An object to be studied is illuminated with laser radiation and fluorescence emanating therefrom is collected and filtered. The fluorescence is then imaged and the image is studied to determine fluorescence intensity over the surface of the object being studied and the wavelength of maximum fluorescent intensity. Such images provide a map of the structural integrity of the part being studied and weaknesses, particularly weaknesses created by exposure of the object to heat, are readily visible in the image.

Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for evaluating structural weakness in polymer matrix composites  

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A method and apparatus for evaluating structural weaknesses in polymer matrix composites is described. An object to be studied is illuminated with laser radiation and fluorescence emanating therefrom is collected and filtered. The fluorescence is then imaged and the image is studied to determine fluorescence intensity over the surface of the object being studied and the wavelength of maximum fluorescent intensity. Such images provide a map of the structural integrity of the part being studied and weaknesses, particularly weaknesses created by exposure of the object to heat, are readily visible in the image. 6 figs.

Wachter, E.A.; Fisher, W.G.

1996-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

187

Liquid level detector  

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A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Liquid level detector  

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A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

189

Phase shift of a weak coherent beam induced by a single atom  

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We report on a direct measurement of a phase shift on a weak coherent beam by a single Rb-87 atom in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. A maximum phase shift of about 1 degree is observed experimentally.

Syed Abdullah Aljunid; Meng Khoon Tey; Brenda Chng; Timothy Liew; Gleb Maslennikov; Valerio Scarani; Christian Kurtsiefer

2009-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

190

Dynamics of Weak, Bifurcated and Strong Hydrogen Bonds in Lithium Nitrate Trihydrate  

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The properties of three distinct types of hydrogen bonds, namely a weak, a bifurcated and a strong one, all present in/the LiNO3 (HDO)(D2O)2 hydrate lattice unit cell are studied using steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy. The lifetimes of the OH stretching vibrations for the three individual bonds are 2.2 ps (weak), 1.7 ps (bifurcated), and 1.2 ps (strong), respectively. For the first time the properties of bifurcated H bonds can thus be unambiguously directly compared to those of weak and strong H bonds in the same system. The values of their OH stretching vibration lifetime, anharmonicity, red shift and bond strength lie between those for the strong and weak H bonds. The experimentally observed inhomogeneous broadening of their spectral signature is attributed to the coupling with a low frequency intermolecular wagging vibration/

Werhahn, Jasper C.; Pandelov, S.; Xantheas, Sotiris S.; Iglev, H.

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak formulations and solution multiplicity of equilibrium configurations with Coulomb friction  

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Weak formulations and solution multiplicity of equilibrium configurations with Coulomb friction configurations of elastic struc- tures in contact with Coulomb friction. We obtain a variational formulation configurations with arbitrary small friction coefficients. We illustrate the result in two space dimensions

Bostan, Mihai

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On the maintenance of weak meridional temperature gradients during warm climates  

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This thesis examines the dynamics of equable climates. The underlying physics of two mechanisms by which weak meridional temperature gradients might be maintained are studied. First, I examine the evolution of stratospheric ...

Korty, Robert Lindsay

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the construction and properties of weak solutions describing dynamic cavitation  

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On the construction and properties of weak solutions describing dynamic cavitation (In: Journal associated with dynamically cavitating solutions coincides with the critical stretching in the bifurcation with contents. Keywords: Cavitation, Shock wave, Polyconvex elasticity Mathematics Subject Classification: 35L67

Miroshnikov, Alexey

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Immersive audiomotor game play enhances neural and perceptual salience of weak signals in noise  

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All sensory systems face the fundamental challenge of encoding weak signals in noisy backgrounds. Although discrimination abilities can improve with practice, these benefits rarely generalize to untrained stimulus dimensions. ...

Hancock, Kenneth E.

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 85, 026211 (2012) Weakly subcritical stationary patterns: Eckhaus instability and homoclinic snaking  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 85, 026211 (2012) Weakly subcritical stationary patterns: Eckhaus instability from subcritical to supercritical stationary periodic patterns is described by the one of localized structures in systems exhibiting homoclinic snaking during the transition from subcriticality

Knobloch, Edgar

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On death ground : why weak states resist great powers explaining coercion failure in asymmetric interstate conflict  

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Great Powers often adopt coercive strategies, threatening or using limited force to convince weak states to comply with their demands. While coercive strategies have succeeded in just over half of asymmetric crises since ...

Haun, Phil M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermionic-bosonic couplings in a weakly deformed odd-mass nucleus, {sub 41}{sup 93}Nb  

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A comprehensive level scheme of {sup 93}Nb below 2 MeV has been constructed from information obtained with the {sup 93}Nb(n,n{sup '{gamma}}) and the {sup 94}Zr(p,2n{gamma}{gamma}){sup 93}Nb reactions. Branching ratios, lifetimes, transition multipolarities, and spin assignments have been determined. From M1 and E2 strengths, fermionic-bosonic excitations of isoscalar and isovector characters have been identified from the weak couplings of the {pi}1g{sub 9/2} x {sub 40}{sup 92}Zr and {pi}2p{sub 1/2}{sup -1} x {sub 42}{sup 94}Mo configurations. A microscopic interpretation of such excitations is obtained from shell-model calculations, which use low-momentum effective interactions.

Orce, J. N. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Holt, J. D. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P. O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States); Linnemann, A.; Fransen, C.; Jolie, J.; Warr, N. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); McKay, C. J.; McEllistrem, M. T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Kuo, T. T. S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nuclear Structure Laboratory, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States); Lesher, S. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 (United States); Pietralla, N. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany); Werner, V. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8120 (United States); Yates, S. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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WEAK HARD X-RAY EMISSION FROM TWO BROAD ABSORPTION LINE QUASARS OBSERVED WITH NuSTAR: COMPTON-THICK ABSORPTION OR INTRINSIC X-RAY WEAKNESS?  

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We present Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) hard X-ray observations of two X-ray weak broad absorption line (BAL) quasars, PG 1004+130 (radio loud) and PG 1700+518 (radio quiet). Many BAL quasars appear X-ray weak, probably due to absorption by the shielding gas between the nucleus and the accretion-disk wind. The two targets are among the optically brightest BAL quasars, yet they are known to be significantly X-ray weak at rest-frame 2-10 keV (16-120 times fainter than typical quasars). We would expect to obtain Almost-Equal-To 400-600 hard X-ray ({approx}> 10 keV) photons with NuSTAR, provided that these photons are not significantly absorbed (N{sub H} {approx}< 10{sup 24} cm{sup -2}). However, both BAL quasars are only detected in the softer NuSTAR bands (e.g., 4-20 keV) but not in its harder bands (e.g., 20-30 keV), suggesting that either the shielding gas is highly Compton-thick or the two targets are intrinsically X-ray weak. We constrain the column densities for both to be N{sub H} Almost-Equal-To 7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 24} cm{sup -2} if the weak hard X-ray emission is caused by obscuration from the shielding gas. We discuss a few possibilities for how PG 1004+130 could have Compton-thick shielding gas without strong Fe K{alpha} line emission; dilution from jet-linked X-ray emission is one likely explanation. We also discuss the intrinsic X-ray weakness scenario based on a coronal-quenching model relevant to the shielding gas and disk wind of BAL quasars. Motivated by our NuSTAR results, we perform a Chandra stacking analysis with the Large Bright Quasar Survey BAL quasar sample and place statistical constraints upon the fraction of intrinsically X-ray weak BAL quasars; this fraction is likely 17%-40%.

Luo, B.; Brandt, W. N. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Alexander, D. M.; Hickox, R. [Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Harrison, F. A.; Fuerst, F.; Grefenstette, B. W.; Madsen, K. K. [Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Stern, D. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Bauer, F. E. [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Boggs, S. E.; Craig, W. W. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Christensen, F. E. [DTU Space-National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej 327, DK-2800 Lyngby (Denmark); Comastri, A. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Fabian, A. C. [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Farrah, D. [Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States); Fiore, F. [Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via Frascati 33, I-00040 Monteporzio Catone (Italy); Hailey, C. J. [Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Matt, G. [Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, via della Vasca Navale 84, I-00146 Roma (Italy); Ogle, P. [IPAC, California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 220-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); and others

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear magnetic absorption line widths in weak magnetic fields with a Robinson oscillator  

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NUCLEAR MAGNETIC ABSORPTION LINE WIDTHS IN WEAK MAGNETIC FIELDS WITH A ROBINSON OSCILLATOR A Thesis by TIMOTHY LEE FLUGUM Subnntted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 19SI Major Subject: Physics NUCLEAR MAGNETIC ABSORPTION LINE WIDTHS IN WEAK MAGNETIC FIELDS WITH A ROBINSON OSCILLATOR A Thesis TIMOTHY LEE FLUGUM Approved as to style and content by: Nelson M. Duller (Chairman...

Flugum, Timothy Lee

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Green's Function in Weak Interactions (in Matter) and Impossibility of Realizing the MSW Effect  

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It is shown that the equation for Green's function of fermions (neutrinos) with weak interactions (in matter) coincides with the equation for Green's function of fermions in vacuum. This result is a consequence of the fact that the right components of fermions do not participate in weak interactions. As a result we come to a conclusion: the mechanism of resonance enhancement of neutrino oscillations in matter (i.e. MSW effect) cannot exist.

Kh. M. Beshtoev

2000-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Difficulty of the Heating of Cluster Cooling Flows by Sound Waves and Weak Shocks  

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We investigate heating of the cool core of a galaxy cluster through the dissipation of sound waves and weak shocks excited by the activities of the central active galactic nucleus (AGN). Using a weak shock theory, we show that this heating mechanism alone cannot reproduce observed temperature and density profiles of a cluster, because the dissipation length of the waves is much smaller than the size of the core and thus the wave energy is not distributed to the whole core.

Yutaka Fujita; Takeru Ken Suzuki

2006-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

202

Weak charge form factor and radius of 208Pb through parity violation in electron scattering  

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We use distorted wave electron scattering calculations to extract the weak charge form factor F_W(q), the weak charge radius R_W, and the point neutron radius R_n, of 208Pb from the PREX parity violating asymmetry measurement. The form factor is the Fourier transform of the weak charge density at the average momentum transfer q=0.475 fm$^{-1}$. We find F_W(q) =0.204 \\pm 0.028 (exp) \\pm 0.001 (model). We use the Helm model to infer the weak radius from F_W(q). We find R_W= 5.826 \\pm 0.181 (exp) \\pm 0.027 (model) fm. Here the exp error includes PREX statistical and systematic errors, while the model error describes the uncertainty in R_W from uncertainties in the surface thickness \\sigma of the weak charge density. The weak radius is larger than the charge radius, implying a "weak charge skin" where the surface region is relatively enriched in weak charges compared to (electromagnetic) charges. We extract the point neutron radius R_n=5.751 \\pm 0.175 (exp) \\pm 0.026 (model) \\pm 0.005 (strange) fm$, from R_W. Here there is only a very small error (strange) from possible strange quark contributions. We find R_n to be slightly smaller than R_W because of the nucleon's size. Finally, we find a neutron skin thickness of R_n-R_p=0.302\\pm 0.175 (exp) \\pm 0.026 (model) \\pm 0.005 (strange) fm, where R_p is the point proton radius.

C. J. Horowitz; Z. Ahmed; C. -M. Jen; A. Rakhman; P. A. Souder; M. M. Dalton; N. Liyanage; K. D. Paschke; K. Saenboonruang; R. Silwal; G. B. Franklin; M. Friend; B. Quinn; K. S. Kumar; J. M. Mammei; D. McNulty; L. Mercado; S. Riordan; J. Wexler; R. W. Michaels; G. M. Urciuoli

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

203

Weak Gravity Conjecture and Holographic Dark Energy Model with Interaction and Spatial Curvature  

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In the paper, we apply the weak gravity conjecture to the holographic quintessence model of dark energy. Three different holographic dark energy models are considered: without the interaction in the non-flat universe; with interaction in the flat universe; with interaction in the non-flat universe. We find that only in the models with the spatial curvature and interaction term proportional to the energy density of matter, it is possible for the weak gravity conjecture to be satisfied.

Cheng-Yi Sun

2010-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

204

Analytic Expression of the Genus in Weakly Non-Gaussian Field Induced by Gravity  

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The gravitational evolution of the genus of the density field in large-scale structure is analytically studied in a weakly nonlinear regime using second-order perturbation theory. Weakly nonlinear evolution produces asymmetry in the symmetric genus curve for Gaussian initial density field. The effect of smoothing the density field in perturbation theory on the genus curve is also evaluated and gives the dependence of the asymmetry of the genus curve on spectra of initial fluctuations.

T. Matsubara

1994-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

205

Quantized topological terms in weakly coupled gauge theories and their connection to symmetry protected topological phases  

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We consider a weakly coupled gauge theory where charged particles all have large gaps (ie no Higgs condensation to break the gauge "symmetry") and the field strength fluctuates only weakly. We ask what kind of topological terms can be added to the Lagrangian of such a weakly coupled gauge theory. In this paper, we systematically construct quantized topological terms which are generalization of the Chern-Simons terms and $F\\wedge F$ terms, in space-time dimensions $d$ and for any gauge groups (continuous or discrete), using each element of the topological cohomology classes $H^{d+1}(BG,\\Z)$ on the classifying space $BG$ of the gauge group $G$. In 3$d$ or for finite gauge groups above 3$d$, the weakly coupled gauge theories are gapped. So our results on topological terms can be viewed as a systematic construction of gapped topologically ordered phases of weakly coupled gauge theories. In other cases, the weakly coupled gauge theories are gapless. So our results can be viewed as an attempt to systematically cons...

Hung, Ling-Yan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Tiltmeter leveling mechanism  

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A tiltmeter device having a pair of orthogonally disposed tilt sensors that are levelable within an inner housing containing the sensors. An outer housing can be rotated to level at least one of the sensor pair while the inner housing can be rotated to level the other sensor of the pair. The sensors are typically rotated up to about plus or minus 100 degrees. The device is effective for measuring tilts in a wide range of angles of inclination of wells and can be employed to level a platform containing a third sensor.

Hunter, Steven L. (Livermore, CA); Boro, Carl O. (Milpitas, CA); Farris, Alvis (late of Byron, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Constraining primordial non-Gaussianity with cosmological weak lensing: shear and flexion  

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We examine the cosmological constraining power of future large-scale weak lensing surveys on the model of the ESA planned mission Euclid, with particular reference to primordial non-Gaussianity. Our analysis considers several different estimators of the projected matter power spectrum, based on both shear and flexion. We review the covariance and Fisher matrix for cosmic shear and evaluate those for cosmic flexion and for the cross-correlation between the two. The bounds provided by cosmic shear alone are looser than previously estimated, mainly due to the reduced sky coverage and background number density of sources for the latest Euclid specifications. New constraints for the local bispectrum shape, marginalized over ?{sub 8}, are at the level of ?f{sub NL} ? 100, with the precise value depending on the exact multipole range that is considered in the analysis. We consider three additional bispectrum shapes, for which the cosmic shear constraints range from ?f{sub NL} ? 340 (equilateral shape) up to ?f{sub NL} ? 500 (orthogonal shape). Also, constraints on the level of non-Gaussianity and on the amplitude of the matter power spectrum ?{sub 8} are almost perfectly anti-correlated, except for the orthogonal bispectrum shape for which they are correlated. The competitiveness of cosmic flexion constraints against cosmic shear ones depends by and large on the galaxy intrinsic flexion noise, that is still virtually unconstrained. Adopting the very high value that has been occasionally used in the literature results in the flexion contribution being basically negligible with respect to the shear one, and for realistic configurations the former does not improve significantly the constraining power of the latter. Since the shear shot noise is white, while the flexion one decreases with decreasing scale, by considering high enough multipoles the two contributions have to become comparable. Extending the analysis up to l{sub max} = 20,000 cosmic flexion, while being still subdominant, improves the shear constraints by ? 10% when added. However on such small scales the highly non-linear clustering of matter, the impact of baryonic physics, and the non-Gaussian part of the covariance matrix make any error estimation uncertain. By considering lower, and possibly more realistic, values of the flexion intrinsic shape noise results in flexion constraining power being a factor of ? 2 better than that of shear, and the bounds on ?{sub 8} and f{sub NL} being improved by a factor of ? 3 upon their combination.

Fedeli, C. [Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32611-2055 (United States); Bartelmann, M. [Zentrum für Astronomie, Universität Heidelberg, Albert-Überle-Straße 2, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Moscardini, L., E-mail: cosimo.fedeli@astro.ufl.edu, E-mail: bartelmann@uni-heidelberg.de, E-mail: lauro.moscardini@unibo.it [Dipartimento di Astronomia, Università di Bologna, Via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna (Italy)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Q{sub weak} experiment update and applications/opportunities at lower energies  

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The Q{sub weak} experiment has recently completed data-taking at Jefferson Lab. The primary focus of the experiment is to perform a precision measurement of the proton's neutral weak charge. The Standard Model gives a definite prediction for the weak charge. Any deviation from that can be interpreted as evidence for new physics beyond the Standard Model. This precision, low energy measurement is sensitive to new physics signatures at energy scales up to 2 TeV. The experiment measures the parity-violating asymmetry in the scattering of 1.165 GeV longitudinally polarized electrons on the proton at low momentum transfer (Q{sup 2} ? 0.025 (GeV/c){sup 2}). This paper provides a brief status report on the experiment with a focus on instrumentation and techniques that are applicable to lower beam energy realizations of parity-violating electron scattering measurements. Estimates of anticipated errors on the proton's weak charge expected if the Q{sub weak} apparatus were used at a lower beam energy are also discussed.

Pitt, Mark L. [Center for Neutrino Physics and Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States); Collaboration: Qweak Collaboration

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

209

Improved freezing level retrieval  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TRMM Microwave Imager(TMI)-based passive microwave retrieval techniques result in biased estimates of the freezing level and rainfall over the east Pacific in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Passive microwave rainfall estimates...

Hong, Sungwook

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entanglement spectrum: Identification of the transition from vortex-liquid to vortex-lattice state in a weakly interacting rotating Bose-Einstein condensate  

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We use entanglement to investigate the transition from vortex-liquid phase to vortex-lattice phase in a weakly interacting rotating Bose-Einstein condensate. For the torus geometry, the ground-state entanglement spectrum is analyzed to distinguish these two phases. The low-lying part of the ground-state entanglement spectrum, as well as the behavior of its lowest level, changes clearly when the transition occurs. For the sphere geometry, the entanglement gap in the conformal limit is also studied. We also show that the decrease in entanglement between particles can be regarded as a signal of the transition.

Liu Zhao; Guo Hongli; Fan Heng [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Vedral, Vlatko [Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom); Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117543 (Singapore); Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117542 (Singapore)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum sensors based on weak-value amplification cannot overcome decoherence  

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Sensors that harness exclusively quantum phenomena (such as entanglement) can achieve superior performance compared to those employing only classical principles. Recently, a technique based on postselected, weakly-performed measurements has emerged as a method of overcoming technical noise in the detection and estimation of small interaction parameters, particularly in optical systems. The question of which other types of noise may be combatted remains open. We here analyze whether the effect can overcome decoherence in a typical field sensing scenario. Benchmarking a weak, postselected measurement strategy against a strong, direct strategy we conclude that no advantage is achievable, and that even a small amount of decoherence proves catastrophic to the weak-value amplification technique.

George C. Knee; G. Andrew D. Briggs; Simon C. Benjamin; Erik M. Gauger

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Review Article: The weak interactive characteristic of resonance cells and broadband effect of metamaterials  

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Metamaterials are artificial media designed to control electromagnetic wave propagation. Due to resonance, most present-day metamaterials inevitably suffer from narrow bandwidth, extremely limiting their practical applications. On the basis of tailored properties, a metamaterial within which each distinct unit cell resonates at its inherent frequency and has almost no coupling effect with the other ones, termed as weak interaction system, can be formulated. The total response of a weak interaction system can be treated as an overlap of the single resonance spectrum of each type of different unit cells. This intriguing feature therefore makes it possible to accomplish multiband or broadband metamaterials in a simple way. By introducing defects into metamaterials to form a weak interaction system, multiband and broadband electromagnetic metamaterials have first been experimentally demonstrated by our group. The similar concept can also be readily extended to acoustic and seismic metamaterials.

Zhao, Xiaopeng, E-mail: xpzhao@nwpu.edu.cn; Song, Kun [Smart Materials Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, 710129 (China)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

213

Neutrino halos in clusters of galaxies and their weak lensing signature  

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We study whether non-linear gravitational effects of relic neutrinos on the development of clustering and large-scale structure may be observable by weak gravitational lensing. We compute the density profile of relic massive neutrinos in a spherical model of a cluster of galaxies, for several neutrino mass schemes and cluster masses. Relic neutrinos add a small perturbation to the mass profile, making it more extended in the outer parts. In principle, this non-linear neutrino perturbation is detectable in an all-sky weak lensing survey such as EUCLID by averaging the shear profile of a large fraction of the visible massive clusters in the universe, or from its signature in the general weak lensing power spectrum or its cross-spectrum with galaxies. However, correctly modeling the distribution of mass in baryons and cold dark matter and suppressing any systematic errors to the accuracy required for detecting this neutrino perturbation is severely challenging.

Villaescusa-Navarro, Francisco; Peña-Garay, Carlos [IFIC, Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, E-46071, Valencia (Spain); Miralda-Escudé, Jordi [Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Passeig Lluís Companys, 23, 08010-Barcelona (Spain); Quilis, Vicent, E-mail: villa@ific.uv.es, E-mail: miralda@icc.ub.es, E-mail: penya@ific.uv.es, E-mail: vicent.quilis@uv.es [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofísica, Universidad de Valencia, C/ Dr. Moliner, 50, E-46100, Burjassot, Valencia (Spain)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION OF WEAK G BAND STARS: CNO AND Li ABUNDANCES  

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We determined the chemical composition of a large sample of weak G band stars-a rare class of G and K giants of intermediate mass with unusual abundances of C, N, and Li. We have observed 24 weak G band stars with the 2.7 m Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the McDonald Observatory and derived spectroscopic abundances for C, N, O, and Li, as well as for selected elements from Na-Eu. The results show that the atmospheres of weak G band stars are highly contaminated with CN-cycle products. The C underabundance is about a factor of 20 larger than for normal giants and the {sup 12}C/{sup 13}C ratio approaches the CN-cycle equilibrium value. In addition to the striking CN-cycle signature the strong N overabundance may indicate the presence of partially ON-cycled material in the atmospheres of the weak G band stars. The exact mechanism responsible for the transport of the elements to the surface has yet to be identified but could be induced by rapid rotation of the main sequence progenitors of the stars. The unusually high Li abundances in some of the stars are an indicator for Li production by the Cameron-Fowler mechanism. A quantitative prediction of a weak G band star's Li abundance is complicated by the strong temperature sensitivity of the mechanism and its participants. In addition to the unusual abundances of CN-cycle elements and Li, we find an overabundance of Na that is in accordance with the NeNa chain running in parallel with the CN cycle. Apart from these peculiarities, the element abundances in a weak G band star's atmosphere are consistent with those of normal giants.

Adamczak, Jens; Lambert, David L., E-mail: adamczak@astro.as.utexas.edu [McDonald Observatory, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)

2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

215

On scattering of slow particles by a 'weak' 2D potential  

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The problem of elastic scattering of low-energy particles by a 'weak' 2D potential U without an axial symmetry is considered. The expression for the scattering amplitude is found in this approximation, and it is shown that at U < 0 it has a pole at the energy E{sub 0} of the corresponding weakly bound state. An explicit expression in terms of the potential U is derived for the factor refining the known order-of-magnitude estimate for E{sub 0}.

Balagurov, B. Ya., E-mail: balagurov@deom.chph.ras.r [Russian Academy of Sciences, Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics (Russian Federation)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak localization of dilute 2D electrons in undoped GaAs heterostructures.  

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The temperature dependence of the resistivity and magnetoresistance of dilute 2D electrons are reported. The temperature dependence of the resistivity can be qualitatively described through phonon and ionized impurity scattering. While the temperature dependence indicates no ln(T) increase in the resistance, a sharp negative magnetoresistance feature is observed at small magnetic fields. This is shown to arise from weak localization. At very low density, we believe weak localization is still present, but cannot separate it from other effects that cause magnetoresistance in the semi-classical regime.

Seamons, John Andrew; Lilly, Michael Patrick; Reno, John Louis; Bielejec, Edward Salvador

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Weak Gravitational Field in Finsler-Randers Space and Raychaudhuri Equation  

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The linearized form of the metric of a Finsler - Randers space is studied in relation to the equations of motion, the deviation of geodesics and the generalized Raychaudhuri equation are given for a weak gravitational field. This equation is also derived in the framework of a tangent bundle. By using Cartan or Berwald-like connections we get some types "gravito - electromagnetic" curvature. In addition we investigate the conditions under which a definite Lagrangian in a Randers space leads to Einstein field equations under the presence of electromagnetic field. Finally, some applications of the weak field in a generalized Finsler spacetime for gravitational waves are given.

P. Stavrinos

2012-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak interaction rates for Kr and Sr waiting-point nuclei under rp-process conditions  

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Weak interaction rates are studied in neutron deficient Kr and Sr waiting-point isotopes in ranges of densities and temperatures relevant for the rp-process. The nuclear structure is described within a microscopic model (deformed QRPA) that reproduces not only the half-lives but also the Gamow-Teller strength distributions recently measured. The various sensitivities of the decay rates to both density and temperature are discussed. Continuum electron capture is shown to contribute significantly to the weak rates at rp-process conditions.

P. Sarriguren

2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

219

Weak and Strong Cross Section Dependence and Estimation of Large Panels  

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), it follows that #21;1 (#6;t) ; :::; #21;m (#6;t) increase without bound as N ! 1, while #21;m+1 (#6;t) ; :::; #21;N (#6;t) satisfy the bounded eigenvalue condition. Most factor structures yield eigen- values that increase at rate N . But as shown... on the nature of unobserved common e¤ects. In particular, we examine and compare the performance of these estimator when the errors are subject to a ?nite number of unobserved strong factors and an in?nite number of weak and/or semi-weak unobserved common...

Chudik, Alexander; Pesaran, M Hashem; Tosetti, E

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Absorption free superluminal light propagation in a three level pump-probe system  

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We investigate the dispersion and the absorption properties of a weak probe field in a three-level pump-probe atomic system. It is shown that the slope of dispersion changes from positive to negative just with the intensity of the coherent or indirect incoherent pumping fields. It is demonstrated that the absorption free superluminal light propagation is appeared in this system.

M. Mahmoudi; S. Worya Rabiei; L. Ebrahimi Zohravi; M. Sahrai

2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic liquid level detector  

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An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.

Kotz, Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC); Hinz, William R. (Augusta, GA)

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ENRAF gauge reference level calculations  

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This document describes the method for calculating reference levels for Enraf Series 854 Level Detectors as installed in the tank farms. The reference level calculation for each installed level gauge is contained herein.

Huber, J.H., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

223

The coexistence and evolution of attractors in the web map with weak dissipation  

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The dynamics of the web map with weak linear dissipation is studied. The evolution of the coexisting attractors and the structure of their basins while changing the dissipation and nonlinearity are revealed. It is shown that the structure of the basins remains the same when the dissipation and nonlinearity changes simultaneously.

A. V. Savin; D. V. Savin

2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

224

Weakly Dispersive Hydraulic Flows in a Contraction -Parametric Solutions and Linear Stability  

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Weakly Dispersive Hydraulic Flows in a Contraction - Parametric Solutions and Linear Stability typically results is a transition of flow characteristics within the contraction yielding hydraulic flows of the contraction. As considered here, a hydraulic solution is generally one where the fluid response is a function

Ee, Bernard Kuowei

225

PISA Results and School Mathematics in Finland: strengths, weaknesses and future  

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420 PISA Results and School Mathematics in Finland: strengths, weaknesses and future George Malaty University of Joensuu, Finland, george.malaty@joensuu.fi Abstract The success of Finland in PISA is related of surprising can be related to the results of Finland in the International Mathematical Olympiads (IMO). Since

Spagnolo, Filippo

226

Internal gravity wave radiation into weakly stratified fluid B. R. Sutherlanda)  

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Internal gravity wave radiation into weakly stratified fluid B. R. Sutherlanda) Department region in the ocean have been observed to propagate long horizontal distances away from their source.2 characteristics of the long time evolution of ducted IGW of large horizontal extent in the ocean.9,10 Exact

Sutherland, Bruce

227

Emergence of temporal-pattern sensitive neurons in the midbrain of weakly electric fish Gymnarchus niloticus  

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Emergence of temporal-pattern sensitive neurons in the midbrain of weakly electric fish Gymnarchus fish, Gymnarchus niloticus, to two stimulus parameters that are critical for its behavior the jamming frequencies of fish's own electric organ and that of a neighbor's. The second parameter is the spatial

Kawasaki, Masashi

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preprintof25August2009preprintof25August2009 Forster Transfer Outside the Weak-Excitation Limit  

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used in molecular biophysics to deter- mine structures and dynamics of proteins, DNA, RNApreprintof25August2009preprintof25August2009 F¨orster Transfer Outside the Weak-Excitation Limit that the standard method for making this determination in single- pair experiments is valid only when excitation

Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

229

Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law  

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Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law F transfer in a magnetic fluid flow under the action of an applied magnetic field. Instead of the usual heat-Cattaneo law, heat transfer, magnetic field, magnetization AMS subject classifications: 76N10, 35Q35. 1

Boyer, Edmond

230

The electric organ discharge (EOD) of weakly electric fish generates transcutaneous electric currents that stimulate  

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2443 The electric organ discharge (EOD) of weakly electric fish generates transcutaneous electric object whose conductivity is different from that of water produces an electric image consisting for the formation of electric images. Rule 1: objects more conductive than water cause a local increase

Grant, Kirsty

231

Lessons Learned From Previous SSL/TLS Attacks A Brief Chronology Of Attacks And Weaknesses  

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Lessons Learned From Previous SSL/TLS Attacks A Brief Chronology Of Attacks And Weaknesses in 1994 the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol (later renamed to Transport Layer Security (TLS)) evolved to the de facto standard for securing the transport layer. SSL/TLS can be used for ensuring data

232

Shock Wave Impact on Weak Concrete , K.D. Gardner1  

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. The major effect of a terrorist-type bomb is from the blast, particularly from blast wave reflection when. This paper reports on the use of a shock wave to simulate the effect of a blast wave on weak concrete. A high/19, Moscow, Russia Abstract. A blast wave front possesses characteristics similar to a shock wave created

Texas at Arlington, University of

233

The Gross-Pitaevskii Soliton: Relating Weakly and Strongly Repulsive Bosonic condensates and the magnetic soliton  

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The Gross-Pitaevskii Soliton: Relating Weakly and Strongly Repulsive Bosonic condensates and the magnetic soliton Indubala I Satija 1,2 and Radha Balakrishnan3 1 Department of Physics, George Mason soliton of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation (GPE) that describes the Bose-Einstein con- densate (BEC) density

Satija, Indu

234

On Facebook, Most Ties are Weak The emergence of pervasive socio-technical networks brings new  

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On Facebook, Most Ties are Weak Abstract The emergence of pervasive socio-technical networks brings's theory can be extended to online social networks like Facebook, suggesting to use interaction data requires knowledge of the topology of the social network, e.g., who is friend with whom on Facebook. Our

Ferrara, Emilio

235

The role of strong and weak ties in Facebook: a community structure perspective  

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The role of strong and weak ties in Facebook: a community structure perspective Emilio Ferrara of the well-known Facebook network. In particular, we discuss the quantitative assessment of the strength-scale online social network such as Facebook. Complex networks, Social network analysis, Community structure

Ferrara, Emilio

236

Numerical Modeling of Hydro-acoustic Waves In Weakly Compressible Fluid Ali Abdolali1,2  

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Numerical Modeling of Hydro-acoustic Waves In Weakly Compressible Fluid Ali Abdolali1,2 , James T of Civil Engineering, University of Roma Tre Low-frequency hydro-acoustic waves are precursors of tsunamis. Detection of hydro-acoustic waves generated due to the water column compression triggered by sudden seabed

Kirby, James T.

237

Policy Research Working Paper 4844, World Bank, Washington DC, April 2009 Weakly Relative Poverty  

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Policy Research Working Paper 4844, World Bank, Washington DC, April 2009 Weakly Relative Poverty, 20433, USA Abstract: Prevailing measures of relative poverty are unchanged when all incomes grow that relax these assumptions. On calibrating our measures to national poverty lines and survey data, we find

Krivobokova, Tatyana

238

Coating Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids: Weakly and Strongly Elastic Limits  

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Coating Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids: Weakly and Strongly Elastic Limits J. Ashmore(1,a), A.Q. Shen(1,b), H.P. Kavehpour(2,c), H.A. Stone(1) & G.H. McKinley(2) 1: Division of Engineering and Applied of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (a): Current address: TIAX

239

Weak solutions to the Landau-Lifshitz-Maxwell system with nonlinear Neumann boundary  

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ferromagnetic body when super-exchange and sur- face anisotropy interactions are present in the spacer in prove, in three dimensions, the existence of global weak solutions to the Landau-Lifshitz-Maxwell sys2 norm over a measurable set A, we use instead the · L2(A) notation. 2 Geometry of spacers

Boyer, Edmond

240

Video Object Discovery and Co-segmentation with Extremely Weak Supervision  

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Video Object Discovery and Co-segmentation with Extremely Weak Supervision Le Wang , Gang Hua of Technology Google Research Abstract. Video object co-segmentation refers to the problem of simultaneous- ly segmenting a common category of objects from multiple videos. Most existing video co-segmentation methods

Cortes, Corinna

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Computation of Weakly-Compressible Highly-Viscous Polymeric Liquid Flows  

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such circumstances, the speed of sound is much larger than the velocity of the liquid, resulting in fast pressure, the ratio of fluid velocity to the speed of sound ( cuMa /= ), characterises the influence1 Computation of Weakly-Compressible Highly-Viscous Polymeric Liquid Flows M. F. Webster 1*, I. J

Grant, P. W.

242

Analytical study of the propagation of acoustic waves in a 1D weakly disordered lattice  

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Analytical study of the propagation of acoustic waves in a 1D weakly disordered lattice O. Richoux of the propagation of an acoustic wave through a normally distributed disordered lattice made up of Helmholtz propagation in random media, waveguide, scattering of acoustic waves. PACS 11.80.La ; 42.25.Dd ; 43.20.Mv ; 43

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

243

Longitudinal singular response of dusty plasma medium in weak and strong coupling limits  

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The longitudinal response of a dusty plasma medium in both weak and strong coupling limits has been investigated in detail using analytic as well as numerical techniques. In particular, studies on singular response of the medium have been specifically investigated here. A proper Galilean invariant form of the generalized hydrodynamic fluid model has been adopted for the description of the dusty plasma medium. For weak non-linear response, analytic reductive perturbative approach has been adopted. It is well known that in the weak coupling regime for the dusty plasma medium, such an analysis leads to the Korteweg-de Vries equation (KdV) equation and predicts the existence of localized smooth soliton solutions. We show that the strongly coupled dust fluid with the correct Galilean invariant form does not follow the KdV paradigm. Instead, it reduces to the form of Hunter-Saxton equation, which does not permit soliton solutions. The system in this case displays singular response with both conservative as well as dissipative attributes. At arbitrary high amplitudes, the existence and spontaneous formation of sharply peaked cusp structures in both weak and strong coupling regimes has been demonstrated numerically.

Kumar Tiwari, Sanat; Das, Amita; Kaw, Predhiman; Sen, Abhijit [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar - 382428 (India)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Physica D 159 (2001) 3557 Wave group dynamics in weakly nonlinear long-wave models  

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Physica D 159 (2001) 35­57 Wave group dynamics in weakly nonlinear long-wave models Roger Grimshawa Communicated by A.C. Newell Abstract The dynamics of wave groups is studied for long waves, using the framework reserved. Keywords: Wave group dynamics; Korteweg­de Vries equation; Nonlinear Schr¨odinger equation 1

Pelinovsky, Dmitry

245

CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Weak National Recovery Lengthens Nevada's Employment Recession  

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Statistics. The Nevada Coincident Employment Index includes four employment measures ­ household employmentCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Weak National Recovery Lengthens Nevada's Employment Recession The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Weakly Turbulent Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in Compressible Low-Plasmas Benjamin D. G. Chandran  

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evolve due to nonlinearities. If j!kjk ) 1, then the turbulence is weak, the fluctuations can perturbation theory [3,4]. On the other hand, if j!kjk & 1, then the fluctuations are not wavelike of the velocity fluctuation at scale kÃ?1 . Thus, the condition j!kjk ) 1 is satisfied provided j!kj ) kvk

Chandran, Ben

247

Plasma-wall transition in weakly coUisional G. Manfredi* and S. Devaux^  

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Plasma-wall transition in weakly coUisional plasmas G. Manfredi* and S. Devaux^ *Institut de Abstract. This paper reviews some theoretical and computational aspects of plasma-wall interac- tions model, and are subsequently tested with kinetic simulations. The various regions com- posing the plasma

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

248

BP Texas City accident: weak signais or sheer power? Jean Christophe Le Coze,  

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BP Texas City accident: weak signais or sheer power? Jean Christophe Le Coze, Research the interprétation of the BP Texas City accident. While bringing a lot of empirical data on a wide range for sensitising the data. It however clearly indicated a référence to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

249

Factors affecting levels of financial stress and distress among Texas farm families: the 1980s Farm Crisis  

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The farm crisis of the 1980s was considered by many to be the most severe financial crisis for American agricultural producers since the Great Depression. Unmanageable debt loads are blamed for producing severe financial stress which, in turn, led...

Luedke, Alvin John

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

A comment about the existence of a weak solution for a non linear wave equation damped propagation  

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We give a proof for the existence of a weak solution on the initial-value problem of a non-linear damped propagation

Luiz C. L. Botelho

2012-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

251

Bayesian Reconstruction of the Velocity Distribution of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles from Direct Dark Matter Detection Data  

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In this paper, we extended our earlier work on the reconstruction of the (time-averaged) one-dimensional velocity distribution of Galactic Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) and introduce the Bayesian fitting procedure to the theoretically predicted velocity distribution functions. In this reconstruction process, the (rough) velocity distribution reconstructed by using raw data from direct Dark Matter detection experiments directly, i.e. measured recoil energies, with one or more different target materials, has been used as "reconstructed-input" information. By assuming a fitting velocity distribution function and scanning the parameter space based on the Bayesian analysis, the astronomical characteristic parameters, e.g. the Solar and Earth's Galactic velocities, will be pinned down as the output results. Our Monte-Carlo simulations show that this Bayesian scanning procedure could reconstruct the true (input) WIMP velocity distribution function pretty precisely with negligible systematic deviations of the reconstructed characteristic Solar and Earth's velocities and 1 sigma statistical uncertainties of <~ 20 km/s. Moreover, for the use of an improper fitting velocity distribution function, our reconstruction process could still offer useful information about the shape of the velocity distribution. In addition, by comparing these estimates to theoretical predictions, one could distinguish different (basic) functional forms of the theoretically predicted one-dimensional WIMP velocity distribution function with 2 sigma to 4 sigma confidence levels.

Chung-Lin Shan

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

252

Input-output Analysis of Quantum Finite-level Systems in Response to Single Photon States  

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Single photon states, which carry quantum information and coherently interact with quantum systems, are vital to the realization of all-optical quantum networks and quantum memory. In this paper we derive the conditions that enable an exact analysis of the response of passive quantum finite-level systems under the weak driving of single photon input. We show that when a class of finite level systems is driven by single photon inputs, expressions for the output states may be derived exactly using linear systems transfer functions. This removes the need for physical approximations such as weak excitation limit in the analysis of quantum nonlinear systems under single photon driving. We apply this theory to the analysis of a single photon switch. The input-output relations are consistent with the existing results in the study of few photon transport through finite-level systems.

Yu Pan; Guofeng Zhang; Matthew R. James

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Jaynes Cummings treatment of superconducting resonators with dielectric loss due to two-level systems  

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We perform a quantum mechanical analysis of superconducting resonators subject to dielectric loss arising from charged two-level systems. We present numerical and analytical descriptions of the dynamics of energy decay from the resonator within the Jaynes-Cummings model. Our analysis allows us to distinguish the strong and weak coupling regimes of the model and to describe within each regime cases where the two-level system is unsaturated or saturated. We find that the quantum theory agrees with the classical model for weak coupling. However, for strong coupling the quantum theory predicts lower loss than the classical theory in the unsaturated regime. Also, in contrast to the classical theory, the photon number at which saturation occurs in the strong coupling quantum theory is independent of the coupling between the resonator and the two-level system.

M. Bhattacharya; K. D. Osborn; Ari Mizel

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

254

Quasicollapse of oblique solitons of the weakly dissipative derivative nonlinear Schroedinger equation  

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Numerical integrations of the derivative nonlinear Schroedinger equation for Alfven waves, supplemented by a weak dissipative term (originating from diffusion or Landau damping), with initial conditions in the form of a bright soliton with nonvanishing conditions at infinity (oblique soliton), reveal an interesting phenomenon of 'quasicollapse': as the dissipation parameter is reduced, larger amplitudes are reached and smaller scales are created, but on an increasing time scale. This process involves an early bifurcation of the initial soliton toward a breather that is analyzed by means of a numerical inverse scattering technique. This evolution leads to the formation of persistent dark solitons that are only weakly affected when crossed by the decaying breather which has the form of either a localized structure or an extended wave packet.

Sanchez-Arriaga, G.; Laveder, D.; Passot, T.; Sulem, P. L. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronauticos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Plaza de Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Weak Non-Mesonic Decay of 10Be(Lambda)Hypernuclei at CEBAF  

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Hypernuclei are convenient laboratory to study the baryon-baryon weak interaction and associated effective Hamiltonian. The strangeness changing process, in which a Lambda hyperon converts to a neutron with a release up to 176 MeV, provides a clear signal for a conversion of an s-quark to a d-quark. We propose to perform a non-mesonic weak decay study of 10Be(Lambda)hypernuclei using the (e,eK) reaction. These investigations will fully utilize the unique parameters of the CEBAF CW electron beam and RF system and are enabled by (1) the use of new detector for alpha particles based on the recently developed RF timing technique with picosecond resolution and (2) the small angle and large acceptance kaon spectrometer-HKS in Hall C.

S. Majewski; L. Majling; A. Margaryan; L. Tang

2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

256

Test of weak and strong factorization in nucleus-nucleuscollisions atseveral hundred MeV/nucleon  

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Total and partial charge-changing cross sections have been measured for argon projectiles at 400 MeV/nucleon in carbon, aluminum, copper, tin and lead targets; cross sections for hydrogen were also obtained, using a polyethylene target. The validity of weak and strong factorization properties has been investigated for partial charge-changing cross sections; preliminary cross section values obtained for carbon, neon and silicon at 290 and 400 MeV/nucleon and iron at 400 MeV/nucleon, in carbon, aluminum, copper, tin and lead targets have been also used for testing these properties. Two different analysis methods were applied and both indicated that these properties are valid, without any significant difference between weak and strong factorization. The factorization parameters have then been calculated and analyzed in order to find some systematic behavior useful for modeling purposes.

La Tessa, Chiara; Sihver, Lembit; Zeitlin, Cary; Miller, Jack; Guetersloh, Stephen; Heilbronn, Lawrence; Mancusi, Davide; Iwata,Yoshiuki; Murakami, Takeshi

2006-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Primer for Electro-Weak Induced Low Energy Nuclear Reactions  

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In a series of papers, cited in the main body of the paper below, detailed calculations have been presented which show that electromagnetic and weak interactions can induce low energy nuclear reactions to occur with observable rates for a variety of processes. A common element in all these applications is that the electromagnetic energy stored in many relatively slow moving electrons can -under appropriate circumstances- be collectively transferred into fewer, much faster electrons with energies sufficient for the latter to combine with protons (or deuterons, if present) to produce neutrons via weak interactions. The produced neutrons can then initiate low energy nuclear reactions through further nuclear transmutations. The aim of this paper is to extend and enlarge upon various examples analyzed previously, present simplified order of magnitude estimates for each and to illuminate a common unifying theme amongst all of them.

Y. N. Srivastava; A. Widom; L. Larsen

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implicit large eddy simulations of anisotropic weakly compressible turbulence with application to core-collapse supernovae  

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(Abridged) In the implicit large eddy simulation (ILES) paradigm, the dissipative nature of high-resolution shock-capturing schemes is exploited to provide an implicit model of turbulence. Recent 3D simulations suggest that turbulence might play a crucial role in core-collapse supernova explosions, however the fidelity with which turbulence is simulated in these studies is unclear. Especially considering that the accuracy of ILES for the regime of interest in CCSN, weakly compressible and strongly anisotropic, has not been systematically assessed before. In this paper we assess the accuracy of ILES using numerical methods most commonly employed in computational astrophysics by means of a number of local simulations of driven, weakly compressible, anisotropic turbulence. We report a detailed analysis of the way in which the turbulent cascade is influenced by the numerics. Our results suggest that anisotropy and compressibility in CCSN turbulence have little effect on the turbulent kinetic energy spectrum and a...

Radice, David; Ott, Christian D

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Theoretical treatments of fusion processes in collisions of weakly bound nuclei  

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We review the theoretical methods to evaluate fusion cross sections in collisions of weakly bound nuclei. We piont out that in such collisions the coupling to the breakup channel leads to the appearance of different fusion processes. The extentsion of the coupled-channel method to coupling with the continuum is the most successful treatment for these collisions. However, evaluating separate cross section for each fusion process remains a very hard task.

L. F. Canto; R. Donangelo; M. S. Hussein

2007-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

260

Parity violation in neutron capture on the proton: determining the weak pion-nucleon coupling  

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We investigate the parity-violating analyzing power in neutron capture on the proton at thermal energies in the framework of chiral effective field theory. By combining this analysis with a previous analysis of parity violation in proton-proton scattering, we are able to extract the size of the weak pion-nucleon coupling constant. The uncertainty is significant and dominated by the experimental error which is expected to be reduced soon.

de Vries, J; Meißner, Ulf-G; Nogga, A; Epelbaum, E; Kaiser, N

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Formation and Structure of a Strongly Magnetized Corona above Weakly Magnetized Accretion Disks  

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We use three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) simulations to study the formation of a corona above an initially weakly magnetized, isothermal accretion disk. We also describe a modification to time-explicit numerical algorithms for MHD which enables us to evolve highly stratified disks for many orbital times. We find that MHD turbulence driven by the magnetorotational instability (MRI) produces strong amplification of weak fields within two scale heights of the disk midplane in a few orbital times. About 25 % of the magnetic energy generated by the MRI within two scale heights escapes due to buoyancy, producing a strongly magnetized corona above the disk. Most of the buoyantly rising magnetic energy is dissipated between 3 and 5 scale heights, suggesting the corona will also be hot. The average vertical disk structure consists of a weakly magnetized turbulent core below a strongly magnetized corona which is stable to the MRI. The largescale field structure in both the disk and corona is toroidal. The functional form of the stress is flat within two scale heights, but proportional to the density above two scale heights. For initially weak uniform vertical fields, we find the exponential growth of magnetic field via axisymmetric vertical modes of the MRI produces strongly buoyant sheets of magnetic energy which break the disk apart into horizontal channels. These channels rise several scale heights vertically before the onset of the Parker instability distorts the sheets and allows matter to flow back towards the midplane and reform a disk. We suggest this evolution may be relevant to the dynamical processes which disrupt the inner regions of a disk when it interacts with a strongly magnetized central object.

K. A. Miller; J. M. Stone

1999-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Quantum-State Estimation by Continuous Weak Measurement and Dynamical Control  

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We demonstrate a fast, robust, and nondestructive protocol for quantum-state estimation based on continuous weak measurement in the presence of a controlled dynamical evolution. Our experiment uses optically probed atomic spins as a test bed and successfully reconstructs a range of trial states with fidelities of {approx}90%. The procedure holds promise as a practical diagnostic tool for the study of complex quantum dynamics, the testing of quantum hardware, and as a starting point for new types of quantum feedback control.

Smith, Greg A.; Jessen, Poul S. [College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Silberfarb, Andrew; Deutsch, Ivan H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)

2006-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

263

Forward Compton Scattering with weak neutral current: constraints from sum rules  

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We generalize forward real Compton amplitude to the case of the interference of the electromagnetic and weak neutral current, formulate a low-energy theorem, relate the new amplitudes to the interference structure functions and obtain a new set of sum rules. We address a possible new sum rule that relates the product of the axial charge and magnetic moment of the nucleon to the 0th moment of the structure function $g_5(\

Gorchtein, Mikhail

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Interaction of impurity ions with a weakly non-Maxwellian simple hydrogenic plasma  

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The average acceleration of an ensemble of ''test particles'' in a plasma is called the ''dynamical friction''; the average rate at which their velocity vectors spread out in velocity space is expressed in a velocity-space diffusion-rate tensor. These quantities are derived for impurity ions interacting with a weakly non-Maxwellian simple hydrogenic plasma. The distribution functions for the plasma ions and electrons are written explicitly. 5 refs., 3 figs.

Terry, W.K.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Weak-localization, near-magnetism, and triplet-pairing superconductivity in three dimensions  

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In three-dimensional nearly magnetic Fermi liquids, disorder due to impurity scattering is shown to enhance the paramagnon strength and to weaken the triplet superconductivity pair-breaking parameter (through weak-localization quantum effects). As a result (a) ''heavy fermion'' superconductors are good candidates to exhibit triplet pairing and (b) normal liquid /sup 3/He can be considered as both nearly magnetic and nearly localized.

Beal-Monod, M.T.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Mg II Selected Absorbers: Ionization structures and a Survey of Weak Systems  

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First results from a study of high ionization absorption properties in roughly 30 Mg II absorption selected galaxies are presented. We have tested for correlations of Mg II, C IV, Si IV, N V, and O VI equivalent widths with the galaxy properties and Mg II gas kinematics. The results are suggestive of multi-phase halos with little to no global ionization gradient with impact parameter. C IV may arise in both the Mg II - Lyman alpha clouds and a high ionization "halo" traced by O VI. We also report on an unbiased survey for weak Mg II systems using HIRES/Keck spectra. At = 0.9, we find dN/dz = 1.6 +/- 0.1 for 0.02 = -0.3 +/- 0.4 measured for the sample. We suggest that weak Mg II absorbers comprise a substantial yet-to-be explored population. If weak systems select the LSB and/or dwarf galaxy population, then the weakest Mg II absorbers may provide one of the most sensitive tracers of chemical enrichment and evolution of the UV background from z = 2 to z = 0.

Christopher W. Churchill

1997-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

267

Rheology of weakly wetted granular materials - a comparison of experimental and numerical data  

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Shear cell simulations and experiments of weakly wetted particles (a few volume percent liquid binders) are compared, with the goal to understand their flow rheology. Application examples are cores for metal casting by core shooting made of sand and liquid binding materials. The experiments are carried out with a Couette-like rotating viscometer. The weakly wetted granular materials are made of quartz sand and small amounts of Newtonian liquids. For comparison, experiments on dry sand are also performed with a modified configuration of the viscometer. The numerical model involves spherical, monodisperse particles with contact forces and a simple liquid bridge model for individual capillary bridges between two particles. Different liquid content and properties lead to different flow rheology when measuring the shear stress-strain relations. In the experiments of the weakly wetted granular material, the apparent shear viscosity $\\eta_g$ scales inversely proportional to the inertial number $I$, for all shear rates. On the contrary, in the dry case, an intermediate scaling regime inversely quadratic in $I$ is observed for moderate shear rates. In the simulations, both scaling regimes are found for dry and wet granular material as well.

Ruediger Schwarze; Anton Gladkyy; Fabian Uhlig; Stefan Luding

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

268

Qweak: First Direct Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton  

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The Qweak experiment at Hall C of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has made the first direct measurement of the weak charge of the proton, QWp, through a precision measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in elastic e-p scattering at low momentum transfer Q2= 0.025 (GeV/c)2 with incident electron beam energy of 1.155 GeV. The Qweak experiment, along with earlier results of parity violating elastic scattering experiments, is expected to determine the most precise value of QWp which is suppressed in the Standard Model. If this result is further combined with the 133Cs atomic parity violation (APV) measurement, significant constraints on the weak charge of the up quark, down quark, and neutron can be extracted. This data will also be used to determine the weak-mixing angle, sin2 ?W, with a relative uncertainty of < 0.5% that will provide a competitive measurement of the running of sin2 ?W to low Q2. An overview of the experiment and its results using the commissioning dataset, constituting approximately 4% of the data collected in the experiment, are reported here.

Nuruzzaman, NFN [Hampton University, JLAB

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

The Effect of the Cosmic Web on Cluster Weak Lensing Mass Estimates  

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In modern hierarchical theories of structure formation, rich clusters of galaxies form at the vertices of a weblike distribution of matter, with filaments emanating from them to large distances and with smaller objects forming and draining in along these filaments. The amount of mass contained in structure near the cluster can be comparable to the collapsed mass of the cluster itself. As the lensing kernel is quite broad along the line of sight around cluster lenses with typical redshifts near z=0.5, structures many Mpc away from the cluster are essentially at the same location as the cluster itself, when considering their effect on the cluster's weak lensing signal. We use large-scale numerical simulations of structure formation in a Lambda-dominated cold dark matter model to quantify the effect that large-scale structure near clusters has upon the cluster masses deduced from weak lensing analysis. A correction for the scatter in possible observed lensing masses should be included when interpreting mass functions from weak lensing surveys.

Christopher A. Metzler; Martin White; Chris Loken

2001-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

270

Capital controls and external debt term structure  

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short-term bonds and one long-term bond offered by the domestic banks to international lenders. First I look at a simple model were international lending is modeled exogenously. I consider explicitly the maturity composition of capital inflows to a...

Al Zein, Eza Ghassan

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A nucleotide-level coarse-grained model of RNA  

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We present a new, nucleotide-level model for RNA, oxRNA, based on the coarse-graining methodology recently developed for the oxDNA model of DNA. The model is designed to reproduce structural, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of RNA, and the coarse-graining level aims to retain the relevant physics for RNA hybridization and the structure of single- and double-stranded RNA. In order to explore its strengths and weaknesses, we test the model in a range of nanotechnological and biological settings. Applications explored include the folding thermodynamics of a pseudoknot, the formation of a kissing loop complex, the structure of a hexagonal RNA nanoring, and the unzipping of a hairpin motif. We argue that the model can be used for efficient simulations of the structure of systems with thousands of base pairs, and for the assembly of systems of up to hundreds of base pairs. The source code implementing the model is released for public use.

Šulc, Petr; Ouldridge, Thomas E; Doye, Jonathan P K; Louis, Ard A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A nucleotide-level coarse-grained model of RNA  

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We present a new, nucleotide-level model for RNA, oxRNA, based on the coarse-graining methodology recently developed for the oxDNA model of DNA. The model is designed to reproduce structural, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of RNA, and the coarse-graining level aims to retain the relevant physics for RNA hybridization and the structure of single- and double-stranded RNA. In order to explore its strengths and weaknesses, we test the model in a range of nanotechnological and biological settings. Applications explored include the folding thermodynamics of a pseudoknot, the formation of a kissing loop complex, the structure of a hexagonal RNA nanoring, and the unzipping of a hairpin motif. We argue that the model can be used for efficient simulations of the structure of systems with thousands of base pairs, and for the assembly of systems of up to hundreds of base pairs. The source code implementing the model is released for public use.

Petr Šulc; Flavio Romano; Thomas E. Ouldridge; Jonathan P. K. Doye; Ard A. Louis

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

273

Parity-Violating Electron Deuteron Scattering and the Proton's Neutral Weak Axial Vector Form Factor  

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We report on a new measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in quasielastic electron scattering from the deuteron at backward angles at Q2 = 0.038 (GeV/c)2. This quantity provides a determination of the neutral weak axial vector form factor of the nucleon, which can potentially receive large electroweak corrections. The measured asymmetry A = z3.51±0.57 (stat)±0.58 (syst) ppm is consistent with theoretical predictions. We also report on updated results of the previous experiment at Q2 = 0.091 (GeV/c)2, which are also consistent with theoretical predictions.

Ito, Takeyasu; Averett, Todd; Barkhuff, David; Batigne, Guillaume; Beck, Douglas; Beise, Elizabeth; Blake, A.; Breuer, Herbert; Carr, Robert; Clasie, Benjamin; Covrig, Silviu; Danagoulian, Areg; Dodson, George; Dow, Karen; Dutta, Dipangkar; Farkhondeh, Manouchehr; Filippone, Bradley; FRANKLIN, W.; Furget, Christophe; Gao, Haiyan; Gao, Juncai; Gustafsson, Kenneth; Hannelius, Lars; Hasty, R.; Allen, Alice; Herda, M.C.; Jones, CE; King, Paul; Korsch, Wolfgang; Kowalski, Stanley; Kox, Serge; Kramer, Kevin; Lee, P.; Liu, Jinghua; Martin, Jeffery; McKeown, Robert; Mueller, B.; Pitt, Mark; Plaster, Bradley; Quemener, Gilles; Real, Jean-Sebastien; Ritter, J.; Roche, Julie; Savu, V.; Schiavilla, Rocco; Seely, Charles; Spayde, Damon; Suleiman, Riad; Taylor, S.; Tieulent, Raphael; Tipton, Bryan; Tsentalovich, E.; Wells, Steven; Yang, Bin; Yuan, Jing; Yun, Junho; Zwart, Townsend

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Light Higgs Boson at LHC via Production Through Weak Boson Fusion  

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The LHC potential for observing a light Higgs boson produced through Weak Boson Fusion mode, ${\\rm qq}\\to {\\rm qqH}$, is presented. For non-hadronic decays modes of the Higgs boson the process is identified with a final state containing two energetic forward-backward jets, separated with a large rapidity and a hadronically quiet central region. The use of these properties, combined with special features of some of the decay modes enhances the potential of an early discovery of a light Higgs boson both in the Standard Model and beyond. The recent studies done in the context of CMS experiment are discussed.

K. Mazumdar

2003-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

275

Semiclassical treatment of fusion processes in collisions of weakly bound nuclei  

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We describe a semiclassical treatment of nuclear fusion reactions involving weakly bound nuclei. In this treatment, the complete fusion probabilities are approximated by products of two factors: a tunneling probability and the probability that the system is in its ground state at the strong absorption radius. We investigate the validity of the method in a schematic two-channel application, where the channels in the continuum are represented by a single resonant state. Comparisons with full coupled-channels calculations are performed. The agreement between semiclassical and quantal calculations isquite good, suggesting that the procedure may be extended to more sophisticated discretizations of the continuum.

L. F. Canto; R. Donangelo; H. D. Marta

2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

276

Neutral weak-current two-body contributions in inclusive scattering from {sup 12}C  

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An {\\it ab initio} calculation of the sum rules of the neutral weak response functions in $^{12}$C is reported, based on a realistic Hamiltonian, including two- and three-nucleon potentials, and on realistic currents, consisting of one- and two-body terms. We find that the sum rules of the response functions associated with the longitudinal and transverse components of the (space-like) neutral current are largest and that a significant portion ($\\simeq 30$\\%) of the calculated strength is due to two-body terms. This fact may have implications for the MiniBooNE and other neutrino quasi-elastic scattering data on nuclei.

Lovato, Alessandro [ANL; Gandolfi, Stefano [LANL; Carlson, Joseph [LANL; Pieper, S. C. [ANL; Schiavilla, Rocco [JLAB, ODU

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Testing the Standard Model by precision measurement of the weak charges of quarks  

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In a global analysis of the latest parity-violating electron scattering measurements on nuclear targets, we demonstrate a significant improvement in the experimental knowledge of the weak neutral-current lepton-quark interactions at low-energy. The precision of this new result, combined with earlier atomic parity-violation measurements, limits the magnitude of possible contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model - setting a model-independent, lower-bound on the scale of new physics at ~1 TeV.

Ross Young; Roger Carlini; Anthony Thomas; Julie Roche

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Rate of decoherence for an electron weakly coupled to a phonon gas  

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We study the dynamics of an electron weakly coupled to a phonon gas. The initial state of the electron is the superposition of two spatially localized distant bumps moving towards each other, and the phonons are in a thermal state. We investigate the dynamics of the system in the kinetic regime and show that the time evolution makes the non-diagonal terms of the density matrix of the electron decay, destroying the interference between the two bumps. We show that such a damping effect is exponential in time, and the related decay rate is proportional to the total scattering cross section of the electron-phonon interaction.

Riccardo Adami; Laszlo Erdos

2008-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

279

Nuclear Matter Incompressibility Effect on the Cross Section of Fusion Reactions with a weakly bound projectile  

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Fusion reactions with a weakly bound projectile are studied using the double-folding model along with a repulsive interaction modifying term. Using this modified potential, including nuclear matter incompressibility effects, the fusion reaction cross sections and suppression parameters are calculated for 9Be +209Bi,208Pb,29Si and 27Al reactions. The results show that applying these effects at energies near the Coulomb barrier improves the agreement between the calculated and experimental cross sections, and modifies the mean values of the suppression parameter.

S. A. Seyyedi; H. Golnarkar

2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

280

A quantum weak energy inequality for the Dirac field in two-dimensional flat spacetime  

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Fewster and Mistry have given an explicit, non-optimal quantum weak energy inequality that constrains the smeared energy density of Dirac fields in Minkowski spacetime. Here, their argument is adapted to the case of flat, two-dimensional spacetime. The non-optimal bound thereby obtained has the same order of magnitude, in the limit of zero mass, as the optimal bound of Vollick. In contrast with Vollick's bound, the bound presented here holds for all (non-negative) values of the field mass.

S. P. Dawson

2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Common Correlated Effects Estimation of Heterogeneous Dynamic Panel Data Models with Weakly Exogenous Regressors  

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; , xi` = x` + #17;i; x`, #17;i; x` #24; IIDN #0; 0; #27;2 x` #1; , gi` = g` + #17;i; g`, #17;i; g` #24; IIDN #0; 0; #27;2 g` #1; for ` = 1; 2; ::;m; and i = 1; 2; :::; N . Also, without loss of generality, the factor loadings are calibrated so that V... , are generated to be heteroskedastic and weakly cross- sectionally dependent. Speci?cally, we adopt the following spatial autoregressive model (SAR) to generate "t = ("1t; "2t; :::; "Nt)0: "t = a"S""t + e"t, (39) 19 where the elements of e"t are drawn as IIDN #0...

Pesaran, Hashem; Chudik, Alexander

2013-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

282

Search for Low-Mass Weakly Interacting Massive Particles with SuperCDMS  

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We report a first search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) using the background rejection capabilities of SuperCDMS. An exposure of 577 kg-days was analyzed for WIMPs with mass < 30 GeV/c2, with the signal region blinded. Eleven events were observed after unblinding. We set an upper limit on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section of 1:2 10-42cm2 at 8 GeV/c2. This result is in tension with WIMP interpretations of recent experiments and probes new parameter space for WIMP-nucleon scattering for WIMP masses < 6 GeV/c2.

Agnese, R.; Anderson, Alan J.; Asai, M.; balakishiyeva, D.; Basu Thakur, R.; Bauer, D. A.; Beaty, John; Billard, J.; Borgland, A.; Bowles, M. A.; Brandt, D.; Brink, P. L.; Bunker, R.; Cabrera, B.; Caldwell, D. O.; Cerdeno, D. G.; Chagani, H.; Chen, Y.; Cherry, M.; Cooley, J.; Cornell, B.; Crewdson, C. H.; Cushman, Priscilla B.; Daal, M.; DeVaney, D.; DeStefano, PC F.; Do Couto E Silva, E.; Doughty, T.; Esteban, L.; Fallows, S.; Figueroa-Feliciano, E.; Godfrey, G. L.; Golwala, S. R.; Hall, Jeter C.; Hansen, S.; Harris, Harold R.; Hertel, S. A.; Hines, B. A.; Hofer, T.; Holmgren, D.; Hsu, L.; Huber, M. E.; Jastram, A.; Kamaev, O.; Kara, B.; Kelsey, M. H.; Kenany, S.; Kennedy, A.; Kiveni, M.; Koch, K.; Leder, A.; Loer, B.; Lopez Asamar, E.; Mahapatra, R.; Mandic, V.; Martinez, C.; McCarthy, K. A.; Mirabolfathi, M.; Moffatt, R. A.; Nelson, R. H.; Novak, L.; Page, K.; Partridge, R.; Pepin, M.; Phipps, A.; Platt, M.; Prasad, K.; Pyle, M.; Qiu, H.; Rau, W.; Redl, P.; Reisetter, A.; Resch, R. W.; Ricci, Y.; Ruschman, M.; Saab, T.; Sadoulet, B.; Sander, J.; Schmitt, R.; Schneck, K.; Schnee, Richard; Scorza, A.; Seitz, D.; Serfass, B.; Shank, B.; Speller, D.; Tomada, A.; Upadhyayula, S.; Villano, A. N.; Welliver, B.; Wright, D. H.; Yellin, S.; Yen, J. J.; Young, B. A.; Zhang, J.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Solar-bound weakly interacting massive particles: a no-frills phenomenology  

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The case for a stable population of solar-bound Earth-crossing Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) is reviewed. A practical general expression for their speed distribution in the laboratory frame is derived under basic assumptions. If such a population exists -even with a conservative phase-space density-, the next generation of large-mass, low-threshold underground bolometers should bring about a sizable enhancement in WIMP sensitivity. Finally, a characteristic yearly modulation in their recoil signal, arising from the ellipticity of the Earth's orbit, is presented.

Juan I. Collar

1999-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

284

A Lorentz-Poincaré type interpretation of the Weak Equivalence Principle  

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The validity of the Weak Equivalence Principle relative to a local inertial frame is detailed in a scalar-vector gravitation model with Lorentz-Poincar\\'e type interpretation. Given the previously established first Post-Newtonian concordance of dynamics with General Relativity, the principle is to this order compatible with GRT. The gravitationally modified Lorentz transformations, on which the observations in physical coordinates depend, are shown to provide a physical interpretation of \\emph{parallel transport}. A development of ``geodesic'' deviation in terms of the present model is given as well.

Jan; Broekaert

2007-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

285

Liquid-gas Phase Transition in Strange Hadronic Matter with Weak Y-Y Interaction  

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The liquid-gas phase transition in strange hadronic matter is reexamined by using the new parameters about the $\\Lambda - \\Lambda$ interaction deduced from recent observation of $^{6}_{\\Lambda\\Lambda}He$ double hypernucleus. The extended Furnstahl-Serot-Tang model with nucleons and hyperons is utilized. The binodal surface, the limit pressure, the entropy, the specific heat capacity and the Caloric curves are addressed. We find that the liquid-gas phase transition can occur more easily in strange hadronic matter with weak Y-Y interaction than that of the strong Y-Y interaction.

Li Yang; Shao Yu Yin; Wei Liang Qian; Ru-keng Su

2005-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

286

EMTP modeling of CIGRE benchmark based HVDC transmission system operating with weak AC systems  

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An EMTP based study of a CIGRE benchmark based HVDC system operating with weak ac systems is carried out. The modeled system provides a starting point for (a) educators teaching HVDC transmission courses and (b) for utility planners to develop their own low-cost dedicated digital simulators for training purposes. In this paper, modeling details of the ac-dc system, dc converters and control are presented. To validate the control schemes presented, the HVDC system is tested under ac-dc fault conditions. Results obtained from an EMTP-based study under these fault conditions are also presented in this paper.

Sood, V.K. [Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Quebec (Canada); Khatri, V.; Jin, H. [Concordia Univ., Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

287

Weak-Field Spherically Symmetric Solutions in $f(T)$ gravity  

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We study weak-field solutions having spherical symmetry in $f(T)$ gravity; to this end, we solve the field equations for a non diagonal tetrad, starting from Lagrangian in the form $f(T)=T+\\alpha T^{n}$, where $\\alpha$ is a small constant, parameterizing the departure of the theory from GR. We show that the classical spherically symmetric solutions of GR, i.e. the Schwarzschild and Schwarzschild-de Sitter solutions, are perturbed by terms in the form $\\propto r^{2-2n}$ and discuss the impact of these perturbations in observational tests.

Ruggiero, Matteo Luca

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Determination of the Axial-Vector Weak Coupling Constant with Ultracold Neutrons  

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A precise measurement of the neutron decay $\\beta$-asymmetry $A_0$ has been carried out using polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN) from the pulsed spallation UCN source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Combining data obtained in 2008 and 2009, we report $A_0 = -0.11966 \\pm 0.00089_{-0.00140}^{+0.00123}$, from which we determine the ratio of the axial-vector to vector weak coupling of the nucleon $g_A/g_V = -1.27590_{-0.00445}^{+0.00409}$.

UCNA Collaboration; J. Liu; M. P. Mendenhall; A. T. Holley; H. O. Back; T. J. Bowles; L. J. Broussard; R. Carr; S. Clayton; S. Currie; B. W. Filippone; A. Garcia; P. Geltenbort; K. P. Hickerson; J. Hoagland; G. E. Hogan; B. Hona; T. M. Ito; C. -Y. Liu; M. Makela; R. R. Mammei; J. W. Martin; D. Melconian; C. L. Morris; R. W. Pattie Jr.; A. Perez Galvan; M. L. Pitt; B. Plaster; J. C. Ramsey; R. Rios; R. Russell; A. Saunders; S. J. Seestrom; W. E. Sondheim; E. Tatar; R. B. Vogelaar; B. VornDick; C. Wrede; H. Yan; A. R. Young

2010-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

289

Determination of the Axial-Vector Weak Coupling Constant with Polarized Ultracold Neutrons  

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A precise measurement of the neutron decay $\\beta$-asymmetry $A_0$ has been carried out using polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN) from the pulsed spallation UCN source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Combining data obtained in 2008 and 2009, we report $A_0 = -0.11966 \\pm 0.00089 _{-0.00140}^{+0.00123}$, from which we determine the ratio of the axial-vector to vector weak coupling of the nucleon $g_A/g_V = -1.27590 _{-0.00445}^{+0.00409}$.

Liu, J; Holley, A T; Back, H O; Bowles, T J; Broussard, L J; Carr, R; Clayton, S; Currie, S; Filippone, B W; Garcia, A; Geltenbort, P; Hickerson, K P; Hoagland, J; Hogan, G E; Hona, B; Ito, T M; Liu, C -Y; Makela, M; Mammei, R R; Martin, J W; Melconian, D; Morris, C L; Pattie, R W; Galvan, A Perez; Pitt, M L; Plaster, B; Ramsey, J C; Rios, R; Russell, R; Saunders, A; Seestrom, S; Sondheim, W E; Tatar, E; Vogelaar, R B; VornDick, B; Wrede, C; Yan, H; Young, A R

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perturbative analysis of sheared flow Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in a weakly relativistic magnetized electron fluid  

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In the interaction of intense lasers with matter/plasma, energetic electrons having relativistic energies get created. These energetic electrons can often have sheared flow profiles as they propagate through the plasma medium. In an earlier study [Phys. Plasmas 17, 022101 (2010)], it was shown that a relativistic sheared electron flow modifies the growth rate and threshold condition of the conventional Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. A perturbative analytic treatment for the case of weakly relativistic regime has been provided here. It provides good agreement with the numerical results obtained earlier.

Sundar, Sita; Das, Amita; Kaw, Predhiman [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382428 (India)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Field theory and weak Euler-Lagrange equation for classical particle-field systems  

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It is commonly believed that energy-momentum conservation is the result of space-time symmetry. However, for classical particle-field systems, e.g., Klimontovich-Maxwell and Klimontovich- Poisson systems, such a connection hasn't been formally established. The difficulty is due to the fact that particles and the electromagnetic fields reside on different manifolds. To establish the connection, the standard Euler-Lagrange equation needs to be generalized to a weak form. Using this technique, energy-momentum conservation laws that are difficult to find otherwise can be systematically derived.

Qin, Hong [PPPL; Burby, Joshua W [PPPL; Davidson, Ronald C [PPPL

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Matter Incompressibility Effect on the Cross Section of Fusion Reactions with a weakly bound projectile  

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Fusion reactions with a weakly bound projectile are studied using the double-folding model along with a repulsive interaction modifying term. Using this modified potential, including nuclear matter incompressibility effects, the fusion reaction cross sections and suppression parameters are calculated for 9Be +209Bi,208Pb,29Si and 27Al reactions. The results show that applying these effects at energies near the Coulomb barrier improves the agreement between the calculated and experimental cross sections, and modifies the mean values of the suppression parameter.

Seyyedi, S A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Weak C-H...O Hydrogen Bonding by Unactivated Alkanes. | EMSL  

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Hard Thermal Loops, Weak Gravitational Fields and The Quark Gluon Energy Momentum Tensor  

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We use an auxiliary field construction to discuss the hard thermal loop effective action associated with massless thermal SU(N) QCD interacting with a weak gravitational field. It is demonstrated that the previous attempt to derive this effective action has only been partially successful and that it is presently only known to first order in the graviton coupling constant. This is still sufficient to enable a calculation of a symmetric traceless quark gluon plasma energy momentum tensor. Finally, we comment on the conserved currents and charges of the derived energy momentum tensor.

E. A. Gaffney

1994-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Weaknesses in the Key Scheduling Algorithm of Scott Fluhrer1, Itsik Mantin2, and Adi Shamir2  

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Weaknesses in the Key Scheduling Algorithm of RC4 Scott Fluhrer1, Itsik Mantin2, and Adi Shamir2 1 and previous results about its security. In Section 3 we consider a slightly mod- i ed variant of the Key

Sirer, Emin Gun

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Fourier-Transform infrared study of weak adsorption of hydrogen on Pt/SiO sub 2  

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Infrared spectra of weakly bound hydrogen were studied between 300 and 400 K and 1 to 10{sup 5} Pa. A Temkin-type isotherm was found, indicative of surface heterogeneity. Asymmetric infrared band shapes show that several kinds of weakly bonded hydrogen coexist on the surface, having essentially the same kind of bonding but differing slightly in bond strength. The type of interaction between adsorbed hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the surface layer is also discussed.

Szilagyi, T. (Institute of Isotopes, Budapest (Hungary))

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The MOLLER Experiment: An Ultra-Precise Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle Using Møller Scattering  

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The physics case and an experimental overview of the MOLLER (Measurement Of a Lepton Lepton Electroweak Reaction) experiment at the 12 GeV upgraded Jefferson Lab are presented. A highlight of the Fundamental Symmetries subfield of the 2007 NSAC Long Range Plan was the SLAC E158 measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry $A_{PV}$ in polarized electron-electron (M{\\o}ller) scattering. The proposed MOLLER experiment will improve on this result by a factor of five, yielding the most precise measurement of the weak mixing angle at low or high energy anticipated over the next decade. This new result would be sensitive to the interference of the electromagnetic amplitude with new neutral current amplitudes as weak as $\\sim 10^{-3}\\cdot G_F$ from as yet undiscovered dynamics beyond the Standard Model. The resulting discovery reach is unmatched by any proposed experiment measuring a flavor- and CP-conserving process over the next decade, and yields a unique window to new physics at MeV and multi-TeV scales, complementary to direct searches at high energy colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The experiment takes advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the upgraded electron beam energy, luminosity, and stability at Jefferson Laboratory and the extensive experience accumulated in the community after a round of recent successfully completed parity-violating electron scattering experiments

MOLLER Collaboration; J. Benesch; P. Brindza; R. D. Carlini; J-P. Chen; E. Chudakov; S. Covrig; M. M. Dalton; A. Deur; D. Gaskell; A. Gavalya; J. Gomez; D. W. Higinbotham; C. Keppel; D. Meekins; R. Michaels; B. Moffit; Y. Roblin; R. Suleiman; R. Wines; B. Wojtsekhowski; G. Cates; D. Crabb; D. Day; K. Gnanvo; D. Keller; N. Liyanage; V. V. Nelyubin; H. Nguyen; B. Norum; K. Paschke; V. Sulkosky; J. Zhang; X. Zheng; J. Birchall; P. Blunden; M. T. W. Gericke; W. R. Falk; L. Lee; J. Mammei; S. A. Page; W. T. H. van Oers; K. Dehmelt; A. Deshpande; N. Feege; T. K. Hemmick; K. S. Kumar; T. Kutz; R. Miskimen; M. J. Ramsey-Musolf; S. Riordan; N. Hirlinger Saylor; J. Bessuille; E. Ihloff; J. Kelsey; S. Kowalski; R. Silwal; G. De Cataldo; R. De Leo; D. Di Bari; L. Lagamba; E. NappiV. Bellini; F. Mammoliti; F. Noto; M. L. Sperduto; C. M. Sutera; P. Cole; T. A. Forest; M. Khandekar; D. McNulty; K. Aulenbacher; S. Baunack; F. Maas; V. Tioukine; R. Gilman; K. Myers; R. Ransome; A. Tadepalli; R. Beniniwattha; R. Holmes; P. Souder; D. S. Armstrong; T. D. Averett; W. Deconinck; W. Duvall; A. Lee; M. L. Pitt; J. A. Dunne; D. Dutta; L. El Fassi; F. De Persio; F. Meddi; G. M. Urciuoli; E. Cisbani; C. Fanelli; F. Garibaldi; K. Johnston; N. Simicevic; S. Wells; P. M. King; J. Roche; J. Arrington; P. E. Reimer; G. Franklin; B. Quinn; A. Ahmidouch; S. Danagoulian; O. Glamazdin; R. Pomatsalyuk; R. Mammei; J. W. Martin; T. Holmstrom; J. Erler; Yu. G. Kolomensky; J. Napolitano; K. A. Aniol; W. D. Ramsay; E. Korkmaz; D. T. Spayde; F. Benmokhtar; A. Del Dotto; R. Perrino; S. Barkanova; A. Aleksejevs; J. Singh

2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the axial form factor of {sup 3}He using weak capture of polarized electrons  

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A low energy, high intensity polarized electron beam could enable the extraction of the A=3 weak axial form factors F{sub A} using the reaction ?e+{sup 3}He?{sup 3}H+?. These form factors have never been measured before. We discuss the feasibility of such an experiment using a small toroidal magnet and a radial low energy recoil detector to tag the recoil tritons. A moderately high intensity polarized electron beam (>500 ?A) with beam energies between 50 - 150 MeV is necessary for the cross section measurement and to provides a free clean measurement of the background. Moreover, in addition to the cross section, by measuring the electron spin and recoil triton correlation coefficient it may be possible to search for second class currents and to extract the ratio of the axial to the vector form factor of the nucleon. Such novel electron scattering based measurements would have a completely different set of systematic uncertainties compared to polarized neutron beta decay, neutrino scattering and muon capture experiments which are typically used to extract the weak form-factors.

Dutta, D. [Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (United States)

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical properties of the convergence due to weak gravitational lensing by non-linear structures  

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Density fluctuations in the matter distribution lead to distortions of the images of distant galaxies through weak gravitational lensing effects. This provides an efficient probe of the cosmological parameters and of the density field. In this article, we investigate the statistical properties of the convergence due to weak gravitational lensing by non-linear structures (i.e. we consider small angular windows $\\theta \\la 1'$). Previous studies have shown how to relate the second and third order moments of the convergence to those of the density contrast while models based on the Press-Schechter prescription provide an estimate of the tail of $P(\\kappa)$. Here we present a method to obtain an estimate of the full p.d.f. of the convergence $P(\\kappa)$. It is based on a realistic description of the density field which applies to overdense as well as underdense regions. We show that our predictions agree very well with the results of N-body simulations for the convergence. This could allow one to derive the cosmological parameters $(\\Omega_m,\\Omega_{\\Lambda})$ as well as the full p.d.f. $P(\\delta_R)$ of the density contrast itself in the non-linear regime from observations. Hence this gives a very powerfull tool to constrain scenarios of structure formation.

P. Valageas

2000-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery of a weak magnetic field in the photosphere of the single giant Pollux  

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Aims: We observe the nearby, weakly-active single giant, Pollux, in order to directly study and infer the nature of its magnetic field. Methods: We used the new generation spectropolarimeters ESPaDOnS and NARVAL to observe and detect circular polarization within the photospheric absorption lines of Pollux. Our observations span 18 months from 2007-2009. We treated the spectropolarimetric data using the Least-Squares Deconvolution method to create high signal-to-noise ratio mean Stokes V profiles. We also measured the classical activity indicator S-index for the Ca H&K lines, and the stellar radial velocity (RV). Results: We have unambiguously detected a weak Stokes V signal in the spectral lines of Pollux, and measured the related surface-averaged longitudinal magnetic field Bl. The longitudinal field averaged over the span of the observations is below one gauss. Our data suggest variations of the longitudinal magnetic field, but no significant variation of the S-index. We observe variations of RV which a...

Aurière, M; Konstantinova-Antova, R; Charbonnel, C; Catala, C; Weiss, W W; Roudier, T; Petit, P; Donati, J -F; Alecian, E; Cabanac, R; Van Eck, S; Folsom, C P; Power, J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Emission from the Weak-lined T Tauri Binary System KH 15D  

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The unique eclipsing, weak-lined T Tauri star KH 15D has been detected as an X-ray source in a 95.7 ks exposure from the Chandra X-ray Observatory archives. A maximum X-ray luminosity of 1.5 x 10^{29} erg s$^{-1}$ is derived in the 0.5--8 keV band, corresponding to L_{X}/L_bol = 7.5 x 10^{-5}. Comparison with samples of stars of similar effective temperature in NGC 2264 and in the Orion Nebula Cluster shows that this is about an order of magnitude low for a typical star of its mass and age. We argue that the relatively low luminosity cannot be attributed to absorption along the line of sight but implies a real deficiency in X-ray production. Possible causes for this are considered in the context of a recently proposed eccentric binary model for KH 15D. In particular, we note that the visible component rotates rather slowly for a weak-lined T Tauri star and has possibly been pseudosynchronized by tidal interaction with the primary near periastron.

William Herbst; Edward C. Moran

2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Retrocausal Nature of Quantum Measurement Revealed by Partial and Weak Measurements  

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Quantum measurement is sometimes more effective when its result is not definite. Partial measurement turns the initial superposition not into a certain state but to a greater probability for it, enabling probing the quantum state in cases where complete measurement makes the noncommuting variables inaccessible. It also enables full quantum erasure that, unlike prevailing method, can be carried out even on recorded results. Aharonov's weak measurement is another method of imprecisely measuring quantum variables, outsmarting the uncertainty principle in even subtler ways. Happily, the two methods complement and corroborate one another in several interesting ways. We gedankenly apply these measurements to the EPR case. A pair of entangled particles undergoes more than one pair of partial and weak measurements, which, unlike complete measurements, leave them partially correlated. Their erasure is then shown to be as nonlocal as measurement itself. Surprisingly, the temporal relations between such measurements in the EPR setting do not follow the temporal sequence perceived by an external observer. For each particle, the measurements performed on the other operate as if they occurred (with signs reversed) in its own past, and in reversed order. This fully accords with Cramer's transactional interpretation and Aharonov's two state-vector formalism.

Elitzur, Avshalom C. [Iyar, Israeli Institute for Advanced Research, Rehovot (Israel); Cohen, Eliahu [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Intranight Optical Variability of Radio-Quiet Weak Emission Line Quasars-III  

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This is continuation of our programme to search for the elusive radio-quiet BL Lacs, by carrying out a systematic search for intranight optical variability (INOV) in a subset of `weak-line quasars' which are already designated as `high-confidence BL Lac candidate' and are also known to be radio-quiet. For 6 such radio-quiet weak-line quasars (RQWLQs), we present here new INOV observations taken in 11 sessions of duration >3 hours each. Combining these data with our previously published INOV monitoring of RQWLQs in 19 sessions yields INOV observations for a set of 15 RQWLQs monitored in 30 sessions, each lasting more than 3 hours. The 30 differential light curves, thus obtained for the 15 RQWLQs, were subjected to a statistical analysis using the F-test, and the deduced INOV characteristics of the RQWLQs then compared with those published recently for several prominent AGN classes, also applying the F-test. From our existing INOV observations, there is a hint that RQWLQs in our sample show a significantly high...

Kumar, Parveen; Chand, Hum

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Positron impact excitations of hydrogen atom embedded in weakly coupled plasmas: Formation of Rydberg atoms  

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Formation of Rydberg atoms due to 1s?nlm excitations of hydrogen, for arbitrary n, l, m, by positron impact in weakly coupled plasma has been investigated using a distorted-wave theory in the momentum space. The interactions among the charged particles in the plasma have been represented by Debye-Huckel potentials. Making use of a simple variationally determined wave function for the hydrogen atom, it has been possible to obtain the distorted-wave scattering amplitude in a closed analytical form. A detailed study has been made on the effects of plasma screening on the differential and total cross sections in the energy range 20–300?eV of incident positron. For the unscreened case, our results agree nicely with some of the most accurate results available in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, such a study on the differential and total cross sections for 1s?nlm inelastic positron-hydrogen collisions for arbitrary n, l, m in weakly coupled plasmas is the first reported in the literature.

Rej, Pramit; Ghoshal, Arijit, E-mail: aghoshal@math.buruniv.ac.in [Department of Mathematics, Burdwan University, Golapbag, Burdwan 713 104, West Bengal (India)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The MOG Weak Field approximation II. Observational test of Chandra X-ray Clusters  

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We apply the weak field approximation limit of the covariant Scalar-Tensor-Vector Gravity (STVG) theory, so-called MOdified gravity (MOG), to the dynamics of clusters of galaxies by using only baryonic matter. The MOG effective gravitational potential in the weak field approximation is composed of an attractive Newtonian term and a repulsive Yukawa term with two parameters $\\alpha$ and $\\mu$. The numerical values of these parameters have been obtained by fitting the predicted rotation curves of galaxies to observational data, yielding the best fit result: $\\alpha = 8.89 \\pm 0.34$ and $\\mu= 0.042\\pm 0.004$ kpc$^{-1}$~\\cite{rah13}. We extend the observational test of this theory to clusters of galaxies, using data for the ionized gas and the temperature profile of nearby clusters obtained by the Chandra X-ray telescope. Using the MOG virial theorem for clusters, we compare the mass profiles of clusters from observation and theory for eleven clusters. The theoretical mass profiles for the inner parts of clusters exceed the observational data. However, the observational data for the inner parts of clusters (i.e., $r<0.1 r_{500}$) is scattered, but at distances larger than $\\sim 300$ kpc, the observed and predicted mass profiles converge. Our results indicate that MOG as a theory of modified gravity is compatible with the observational data from the the solar system to Mega parsec scales without invoking dark matter.

J. W. Moffat; S. Rahvar

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sea Level Rise Media Release  

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Sea Level Rise Media Release Coverage Report 07/06/2009 Melting Ice Could Lead to Massive Waves 06/11/2009 Rising sea levels could see U.S. Atlantic coast cities make hard choices; Where to let Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel, The 06/08/2009 Rapid rise in sea levels on East Coast predicted Pittsburgh

Hu, Aixue

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Specified assurance level sampling procedure  

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In the nuclear industry design specifications for certain quality characteristics require that the final product be inspected by a sampling plan which can demonstrate product conformance to stated assurance levels. The Specified Assurance Level (SAL) Sampling Procedure has been developed to permit the direct selection of attribute sampling plans which can meet commonly used assurance levels. The SAL procedure contains sampling plans which yield the minimum sample size at stated assurance levels. The SAL procedure also provides sampling plans with acceptance numbers ranging from 0 to 10, thus, making available to the user a wide choice of plans all designed to comply with a stated assurance level.

Willner, O.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radio emission from weak spherical shocks in the outskirts of galaxy clusters  

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In Kang (2015) we calculated the acceleration of cosmic-ray electrons and the ensuing radio synchrotron emission at weak spherical shocks that are expected to form in the outskirts of galaxy clusters.There we demonstrated that, at decelerating spherical shocks, the volume integrated spectra of both electrons and radiation deviate significantly from the test-particle power-laws predicted for constant planar shocks, because the shock compression ratio and the flux of injected electrons decrease in time. In this study, we consider spherical blast waves propagating into a constant density core surrounded by an isothermal halo with a decreasing density profile in order to explore how the deceleration rate of the shock speed affects the radio emission from accelerated electrons. The surface brightness profile and the volume-integrated radio spectrum of the model shocks are calculated by assuming a ribbon-like shock surface on a spherical shell and the associated downstream region of relativistic electrons. If the p...

Kang, Hyesung

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Amplitude equations for a linear wave equation in a weakly curved pipe  

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We study boundary effects in a linear wave equation with Dirichlet type conditions in a weakly curved pipe. The coordinates in our pipe are prescribed by a given small curvature with finite range, while the pipe's cross section being circular. Based on the straight pipe case a perturbative analysis by which the boundary value conditions are exactly satisfied is employed. As such an analysis we decompose the wave equation into a set of ordinary differential equations perturbatively. We show the conditions when secular terms due to the curbed boundary appear in the naive peturbative analysis. In eliminating such a secularity with a singular perturbation method, we derive amplitude equations and show that the eigenfrequencies in time are shifted due to the curved boundary.

Shin-itiro Goto

2009-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-electron interaction, weak localization and spin valve effect in vertical-transport graphene devices  

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We fabricated a vertical structure device, in which graphene is sandwiched between two asymmetric ferromagnetic electrodes. The measurements of electron and spin transport were performed across the combined channels containing the vertical and horizontal components. The presence of electron-electron interaction (EEI) was found not only at low temperatures but also at moderate temperatures up to ?120?K, and EEI dominates over weak localization (WL) with and without applying magnetic fields perpendicular to the sample plane. Moreover, spin valve effect was observed when magnetic filed is swept at the direction parallel to the sample surface. We attribute the EEI and WL surviving at a relatively high temperature to the effective suppress of phonon scattering in the vertical device structure. The findings open a way for studying quantum correlation at relatively high temperature.

Long, Mingsheng; Gong, Youpin; Wei, Xiangfei; Zhu, Chao; Xu, Jianbao; Liu, Ping; Guo, Yufen; Li, Weiwei; Liu, Liwei, E-mail: lwliu2007@sinano.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Nanodevices and Applications-CAS and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Suzhou 215123 (China); Liu, Guangtong [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak equivalence principle for self-gravitating bodies: A sieve for purely metric theories of gravity  

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We propose the almost-geodesic motion of self-gravitating test bodies as a possible selection rule among metric theories of gravity. Starting from a heuristic statement, the "gravitational weak equivalence principle", we build a formal, operative test able to probe the validity of the principle for any metric theory of gravity, in an arbitrary number of spacetime dimensions. We show that, if the theory admits a well-posed variational formulation, this test singles out only the purely metric theories of gravity. This conclusion reproduces known results in the cases of general relativity (also with a cosmological constant term), and scalar-tensor theories, but extends also to debated or unknown scenarios, such as f(R) and Lanczos-Lovelock theories. We thus provide new tools going beyond the standard methods, where the latter turn out to be inconclusive or inapplicable.

Eolo Di Casola; Stefano Liberati; Sebastiano Sonego

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on warm dark matter from weak lensing in anomalous quadruple lenses  

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We investigate the weak lensing effect by line-of-sight structures with a surface mass density of solar mass/arcsec^2 in QSO-galaxy quadruple lens systems. Using high-resolution N-body simulations in warm dark matter (WDM) models and observed four quadruple lenses that show anomalies in the flux ratios, we obtain constraints on the mass of thermal WDM, m_WDM>= 1.3keV(95%CL), which is consistent with those from Lyman-$\\alpha$ forests and the number counts of high-redshift galaxies at z>4. Our results show that WDM with a free-streaming comoving wavenumber k_{fs} <= 27 h/Mpc is disfavored as the major component of cosmological density at redshifts 0.5 <~ z <~ 4.

Kaiki Taro Inoue; Ryuichi Takahashi; Tomo Takahashi; Tomoaki Ishiyama

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Crossover of phase qubit dynamics in presence of negative-result weak measurement  

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Coherent dynamics of a superconducting phase qubit is considered in the presence of both unitary evolution due to microwave driving and continuous non-unitary collapse due to negative-result measurement. In the case of a relatively weak driving, the qubit dynamics is dominated by the non-unitary evolution, and the qubit state tends to an asymptotically stable point on the Bloch sphere. This dynamics can be clearly distinguished from conventional decoherence by tracking the state purity and the measurement invariant (``murity''). When the microwave driving strength exceeds certain critical value, the dynamics changes to non-decaying oscillations: any initial state returns exactly to itself periodically in spite of non-unitary dynamics. The predictions can be verified using a modification of a recent experiment.

Rusko Ruskov; Ari Mizel; Alexander N. Korotkov

2006-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The CERN Resonant Weakly Interacting Sub-eV Particle Search (CROWS)  

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The subject of this thesis is the design, implementation and first results of the ``CERN Resonant WISP Search'' (CROWS) experiment, which probes the existence of Weakly Interacting Sub-eV Particles (WISPs) using microwave techniques. Axion Like Particles and Hidden Sector Photons are two well motivated members of the WISP family. Their existence could reveal the composition of cold dark matter in the universe and explain a large number of astrophysical phenomena. Particularly, the discovery of an axion would solve a long standing issue in the standard model, known as the ``strong CP problem''. Despite their strong theoretical motivation, the hypothetical particles have not been observed in any experiment so far. One way to probe the existence of WISPs is to exploit their interaction with photons in a ``light shining through the wall'' experiment. A laser beam is guided through a strong magnetic field in the ``emitting region'' of the experiment. This provides photons, which can convert into hypothetical Axi...

Betz, Michael; Gasior, Marek; Thumm, Manfred

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Absence of Right-Handed Neutrino in Weak Interactions: Explanation via Nonlinear Electroweak Model  

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The nonlinear SU(2) electroweak model is used to explain the absence of the right-handed neutrino in weak interactions. Two covariant eigenvalue constraints which affect the transformation lead to two classes of right-handed leptons, and make possible invariant mass terms without the Higgs doublet. A covariant picture of neutrinos with mass is presented. A new invariant form for the boson potentials is described in which the boson mass terms arises via the adjoint field. This model also indicates a different region of matter involving coupled leptons that are "blind" to the massless electromagnetic field but "see" four massive potentials that are themselves blind to the electromagnetic field. We argue that these more difficult to detect "dark" fields provide a possible contribution to the missing mass.

Bill Dalton

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision muon decay measurements and improved constraints on the weak interaction  

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The TWIST Collaboration has completed its measurement of the three muon decay parameters ? , ? , and P? ? . This paper describes our determination of ? , which governs the shape of the overall momentum spectrum, and ? , which controls the momentum dependence of the parity-violating decay asymmetry. The results are ?=0.749?77±0.000?12(stat)±0.000?23(syst) and ?=0.750?49±0.000?21(stat)±0.000?27(syst) . These are consistent with the value of 3/4 given for both parameters in the standard model, and each is over a factor of 10 more precise than the measurements published prior to TWIST. Our final results on ? , ? , and P? ? have been incorporated into a new global analysis of all available muon decay data, resulting in improved model-independent constraints on the possible weak interactions of right-handed particles.

Hillairet, A.; Bayes, R.; Bueno, J. F.; Davydov, Yu. I.; Depommier, P.; Faszer, W.; Gagliardi, C. A.; Gaponenko, A.; Gill, D. R.; Grossheim, A.; Gumplinger, P.; Hasinoff, M. D.; Henderson, R. S.; Hu, J.; Koetke, D. D.; MacDonald, R. P.; Marshall, G. M.; Mathie, E. L.; Mischke, R. E.; Olchanski, K.; Olin, A.; Openshaw, R.; Poutissou, J.-M.; Poutissou, R.; Selivanov, V.; Sheffer, G.; Shin, B.; Stanislaus, T. D. S.; Tacik, R.; Tribble, R. E.; TWIST Collaboration

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral Singularities and CPA-Laser Action in a Weakly Nonlinear PT-Symmetric Bilayer Slab  

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We study optical spectral singularities of a weakly nonlinear PT-symmetric bilinear planar slab of optically active material. In particular, we derive the lasing threshold condition and calculate the laser output intensity. These reveal the following unexpected features of the system: 1. For the case that the real part of the refractive index $\\eta$ of the layers are equal to unity, the presence of the lossy layer decreases the threshold gain; 2. For the more commonly encountered situations when $\\eta-1$ is much larger than the magnitude of the imaginary part of the refractive index, the threshold gain coefficient is a function of $\\eta$ that has a local minimum. The latter is in sharp contrast to the threshold gain coefficient of a homogeneous slab of gain material which is a decreasing function of $\\eta$. We use these results to comment on the effect of nonlinearity on the prospects of using this system as a CPA-laser.

Ali Mostafazadeh

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

318

Electron density and temperature measurement by continuum radiation emitted from weakly ionized atmospheric pressure plasmas  

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The electron-atom neutral bremsstrahlung continuum radiation emitted from weakly ionized plasmas is investigated for electron density and temperature diagnostics. The continuum spectrum in 450–1000?nm emitted from the argon atmospheric pressure plasma is found to be in excellent agreement with the neutral bremsstrahlung formula with the electron-atom momentum transfer cross-section given by Popovi?. In 280–450?nm, however, a large discrepancy between the measured and the neutral bremsstrahlung emissivities is observed. We find that without accounting for the radiative H{sub 2} dissociation continuum, the temperature, and density measurements would be largely wrong, so that it should be taken into account for accurate measurement.

Park, Sanghoo; Choe, Wonho, E-mail: wchoe@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Youn Moon, Se [High-enthalpy Plasma Research Center, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju 561-756 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jaeyoung [5771 La Jolla Corona Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 (United States)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

319

Impact of Baryonic Processes on Weak Lensing Cosmology: Higher-Order Statistics and Parameter Bias  

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We study the impact of baryonic physics on cosmological parameter estimation with weak lensing surveys. We run a set of cosmological hydrodynamics simulations with different galaxy formation models. We then perform ray-tracing simulations through the total matter density field to generate 100 independent convergence maps of 25 deg$^2$ field-of-view, and use them to examine the ability of the following three lensing statistics as cosmological probes; power spectrum, peak counts, and Minkowski Functionals. For the upcoming wide-field observations such as Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey with a sky coverage of 1400 deg$^2$, the higher-order statistics provide tight constraints on the matter density, density fluctuation amplitude, and dark energy equation of state, but appreciable parameter bias is induced by the baryonic processes such as gas cooling and stellar feedback. When we use power spectrum, peak counts, and Minkowski Functionals, the relative bias in the dark energy equation of state parameter $w$ ...

Osato, Ken; Yoshida, Naoki

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Energy-band structure and intrinsic coherent properties in two weakly linked Bose-Einstein condensates  

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The energy-band structure and energy splitting due to quantum tunneling in two weakly linked Bose-Einstein condensates were calculated by using the instanton method. The intrinsic coherent properties of Bose-Josephson junction (BJJ) were investigated in terms of energy splitting. For E{sub C}/E{sub J}<<1, the energy splitting is small and the system is globally phase coherent. In the opposite limit, E{sub C}/E{sub J}>>1, the energy splitting is large and the system becomes phase dissipated. Our results suggest that one should investigate the coherence phenomena of BJJ in proper condition such as E{sub C}/E{sub J}{approx}1.

Li, Wei-Dong; Liang, J.-Q. [Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, (China); Zhang, Yunbo [Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, (China); Department of Physics, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turun yliopisto, (Finland)

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General models of Einstein gravity with a non-Newtonian weak-field limit  

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We investigate Einstein theories of gravity, coupled to a scalar field \\vphi and point-like matter, which are characterized by a scalar field-dependent matter coupling function e^{H(\\vphi)}. We show that under mild constraints on the form of the potential for the scalar field, there are a broad class of Einstein-like gravity models -characterized by the asymptotic behavior of H- which allow for a non-Newtonian weak-field limit with the gravitational potential behaving for large distances as ln r. The Newtonian term GM/r appears only as sub-leading. We point out that this behavior is also shared by gravity models described by f(R) Lagrangians. The relevance of our results for the building of infrared modified theories of gravity and for modified Newtonian dynamics is also discussed.

M. Cadoni; M. Casula

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

322

Bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)ytterbium: An investigation of weak interactions in solution using multinuclear NMR spectroscopy  

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NMR spectroscopy is ideal for studying weak interactions (formation enthalpy {le}20 kcal/mol) in solution. The metallocene bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)ytterbium, Cp*{sub 2}Yb, is ideal for this purpose. cis-P{sub 2}PtH{sub 2}complexes (P = phosphine) were used to produce slow-exchange Cp*{sub 2}YbL adducts for NMR study. Reversible formation of (P{sub 2}PtH){sub 2} complexes from cis-P{sub 2}PtH{sub 2} complexes were also studied, followed by interactions of Cp*{sub 2}Yb with phosphines, R{sub 3}PX complexes. A NMR study was done on the interactions of Cp*{sub 2}Yb with H{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, Xe, CO, silanes, stannanes, C{sub 6}H{sub 6}, and toluene.

Schwartz, D.J.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Electromagnetic and neutral-weak response functions of 4He and 12C  

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Ab initio calculations of the quasi-elastic electromagnetic and neutral-weak response functions of 4He and 12C are carried out for the first time. They are based on a realistic approach to nuclear dynamics, in which the strong interactions are described by two- and three-nucleon potentials and the electroweak interactions with external fields include one- and two-body terms. The Green's function Monte Carlo method is used to calculate directly the Laplace transforms of the response functions, and maximum-entropy techniques are employed to invert the resulting imaginary-time correlation functions with associated statistical errors. The theoretical results, confirmed by experiment in the electromagnetic case, show that two-body currents generate excess transverse strength from threshold to the quasi-elastic to the dip region and beyond. These findings challenge the conventional picture of quasi-elastic inclusive scattering as being largely dominated by single-nucleon knockout processes.

A. Lovato; S. Gandolfi; J. Carlson; Steven C. Pieper; R. Schiavilla

2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

324

Electromagnetic and neutral-weak response functions of 4He and 12C  

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Ab initio calculations of the quasi-elastic electromagnetic and neutral-weak response functions of 4He and 12C are carried out for the first time. They are based on a realistic approach to nuclear dynamics, in which the strong interactions are described by two- and three-nucleon potentials and the electroweak interactions with external fields include one- and two-body terms. The Green's function Monte Carlo method is used to calculate directly the Laplace transforms of the response functions, and maximum-entropy techniques are employed to invert the resulting imaginary-time correlation functions with associated statistical errors. The theoretical results, confirmed by experiment in the electromagnetic case, show that two-body currents generate excess transverse strength from threshold to the quasi-elastic to the dip region and beyond. These findings challenge the conventional picture of quasi-elastic inclusive scattering as being largely dominated by single-nucleon knockout processes.

Lovato, A; Carlson, J; Pieper, Steven C; Schiavilla, R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Fractal Dimensions of a Weakly Clustered Distribution and the Scale of Homogeneity  

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Homogeneity and isotropy of the universe at sufficiently large scales is a fundamental premise on which modern cosmology is based. Fractal dimensions of matter distribution is a parameter that can be used to test the hypothesis of homogeneity. In this method, galaxies are used as tracers of the distribution of matter and samples derived from various galaxy redshift surveys have been used to determine the scale of homogeneity in the Universe. Ideally, for homogeneity, the distribution should be a mono-fractal with the fractal dimension equal to the ambient dimension. While this ideal definition is true for infinitely large point sets, this may not be realised as in practice, we have only a finite point set. The correct benchmark for realistic data sets is a homogeneous distribution of a finite number of points and this should be used in place of the mathematically defined fractal dimension for infinite number of points (D) as a requirement for approach towards homogeneity. We derive the expected fractal dimension for a homogeneous distribution of a finite number of points. We show that for sufficiently large data sets the expected fractal dimension approaches D in absence of clustering. It is also important to take the weak, but non-zero amplitude of clustering at very large scales into account. In this paper we also compute the expected fractal dimension for a finite point set that is weakly clustered. Clustering introduces departures in the Fractal dimensions from D and in most situations the departures are small if the amplitude of clustering is small. Features in the two point correlation function, like those introduced by Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) can lead to non-trivial variations in the Fractal dimensions where the amplitude of clustering and deviations from D are no longer related in a monotonic manner.

J. S. Bagla; Jaswant Yadav; T. R. Seshadri

2008-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

326

ALIGNMENT, LEVELING AND DEPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS  

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Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Crew Deployment Description Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) Crew Deployment and Alignment Central Station Antenna Crew Deployment Description Leveling, Alignment, and Pointing Radioisotope

Rathbun, Julie A.

327

Mixed Rabi Jaynes-Cummings model of a three-level atom interacting with two quantized fields  

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The quantum Rabi model describes the ultrastrong interaction of a two-level atom coupled to a single quantized bosonic mode. As compared to the Jaynes-Cummings model, in the Rabi model the absorption and emission processes do not need to satisfy energy conservation and the usual rotating wave approximation (RWA) breaks down. As a result, the atom-field dynamics in the Hilbert space splits into two independent parity chains, exhibiting a collapse-revival pattern and exact periodic dynamics in the limit of degenerate atomic levels. Here we introduce a mixed Rabi Jaynes-Cummings model by considering a three-level atom interacting with two quantized bosonic fields, in which the RWA is made for one transition (with a weak atom-field coupling) but not for the other one (with an ultrastrong atom-field coupling). As a result, we show that the field in the weak coupled atomic transition can be used as a tool to control the atom-field dynamics of the other (strong coupled) transition, thus realizing an effective two-level quantum Rabi model with a controllable field. In particular, a periodic temporal dynamics of the atom-field state can be realized by appropriate tuning of the weak control field, even for non-degenerate atomic levels. A photonic simulator of the mixed Rabi Jaynes-Cummings model, based on light transport in evanescently-coupled optical waveguide lattices, is also briefly discussed.

Boyan T. Torosov; Stefano Longhi; Giuseppe Della Valle

2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

328

Evaluations of average level spacings  

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The average level spacing for highly excited nuclei is a key parameter in cross section formulas based on statistical nuclear models, and also plays an important role in determining many physics quantities. Various methods to evaluate average level spacings are reviewed. Because of the finite experimental resolution, to detect a complete sequence of levels without mixing other parities is extremely difficult, if not totally impossible. Most methods derive the average level spacings by applying a fit, with different degrees of generality, to the truncated Porter-Thomas distribution for reduced neutron widths. A method that tests both distributions of level widths and positions is discussed extensivey with an example of /sup 168/Er data. 19 figures, 2 tables.

Liou, H.I.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

The Observation of the Weak Radiative Hyperon Decay XI0 ---> Lambda0 pi0 gamma at KTeV/E799, Fermilab  

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The large sample of {Xi}{sup 0} hyperons available at KTeV 799 provides an opportunity to search for the Weak Radiative Hyperon Decay {Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Lambda}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma}. They present a branching fraction measurement of {Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Lambda}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma} based on the E799-II experiment data-taking in 1999 at KTeV, Fermilab. They used the principal decay of {Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Lambda}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0} where {Lambda} decays to a proton and a {pi}{sup -} as the flux normalization mode. This is the first observation of this interesting decay mode. 4 candidate events are found in the data. The branching ratio at 90% confidence level has been measured to be (1.67{sub -0.80}{sup +1.45}(stat.) {+-} 0.50(syst.)) x 10{sup -5} or (1.67{sub -0.69}{sup +1.16}(stat.) {+-} 0.50(syst.)) x 10{sup -5} at 68.27% confidence level.

Ping, Huican

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Investigations of the potential functions of weakly bound diatomic molecules and laser-assisted excitive Penning ionization  

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Three variations on the Dunham series expansion function of the potential of a diatomic molecule are compared. The differences among these expansions lie in the choice of the expansion variable, lambda. The functional form of these variables are lambda/sub s/ = l-r/sub e//r for the Simon-Parr-Finlan version, lambda/sub T/ - 1-(r/sub e//r)/sup p/ for that of Thakkar, and lambda/sub H/ = 1-exp(-rho(r/r/sub e/-1) for that of Huffaker. A wide selection of molecular systems are examined. It is found that, for potentials in excess of thirty kcal/mole, the Huffaker expansion provides the best description of the three, extrapolating at large internuclear separation to a value within 10% of the true dissociation energy. For potentials that result from the interaction of excited states, all series expansions show poor behavior away from the equilibrium internuclear separation of the molecule. The series representation of the potentials of weakly bound molecules are examined in more detail. The ground states of BeAr/sup +/, HeNe/sup +/, NaAr, and Ar/sub 2/ and the excited states of HeNe+, NaNe, and NaAr are best described by the Thakkar expansion. Finally, the observation of laser-assisted excitive Penning ionization in a flowing afterglow is reported. The reaction Ar(/sup 3/P/sub 2/) + Ca + h nu ..-->.. Ar + Ca/sup +/(5p /sup 2/P/sub J/) + e/sup -/ occurs when the photon energy, h nu, is approximately equal to the energy difference between the metastable argon and one of the fine structure levels of the ion's doublet. By monitoring the cascade fluorescence of the above reaction and comparing it to the flourescence from the field-free process Ar(/sup 3/P/sub 2/) + Ca ..-->.. Ar + Ca/sup +/(4p /sup 2/P/sub J/) + e/sup -/ a surprisingly large cross section of 6.7 x 10/sup 3/ A/sup 2/ is estimated.

Goble, J.H. Jr.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Levelling of microprofiles in electrodeposition  

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This dissertation addresses current distribution phenomena in the smoothing of advancing and receding microprofiles during electrodeposition in the following areas: levelling in the presence of inhibitors, levelling in the presence of corrosive agents, and levelling caused by periodic current reversal. These phenomena are relevant to many commercial electrodeposition processes. Theoretical analysis of moving boundaries in electrodeposition is addressed, focusing on the levelling of microscopic surface contours. The literature relevant to the solution of current distribution problems is reviewed. Convection of inhibitors to the depth of trenches is evaluated using the finite element method, and characterized as a function of Reynolds number, notch angle, and depth. Secondary flows are shown to noticeably enhance transport into microscopic trenches only at high Peclet numbers, i.e. at very high flow velocities. The boundary element method (BEM) is used to analyze levelling caused by inhibitors consumed at the transport limiting rate during electrodeposition. It is predicted that (1) better levelling performance can be obtained if the microscopic surface waviness is oriented perpendicular to the convective flow, and (2) for surface roughness oriented parallel to the flow, there is an optimum boundary layer thickness, or flux of additive, which results in superior levelling performance. Profilometry and photomicrography is applied to obtain the current distribution, current efficiency and levelling performance on novel microprofiled electrodes for two orientations with respect to the fluid flow during nickel electrodeposition in the presence of coumarin. Slightly better levelling occurs in flows transverse to grooves, and the deposit thickness increases in the flow direction. It is concluded that coumarin acts by simultaneously lowering the current efficiency, and blocking metal deposition. 331 refs., 86 figs., 8 tabs.

Jordan, K.G.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Fixing Two-Nucleon Weak-Axial Coupling L_{1,A} From mu-d Capture  

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We calculate the muon capture rate on the deuteron to next-to-next-to-leading order in the pionless effective field theory. The result can be used to constrain the two-nucleon isovector axial coupling L_{1,A} to +/- 2 fm^3 if the muon capture rate is measured to 2% level. From this, one can determine the neutrino-deuteron break up reactions and the pp-fusion cross section in the sun to a same level of accuracy.

Jiunn-Wei Chen; Takashi Inoue; Xiangdong Ji; Yingchuan Li

2006-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

333

Wafer-Level Thermocompression Bonds  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermocompression bonding of gold is a promising technique for achieving low temperature, wafer-level bonding without the application of an electric field or complicated pre-bond cleaning procedure. The presence of a ductile ...

Tsau, Christine H.

334

High-Level Waste Requirements  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The guide provides the criteria for determining which DOE radioactive wastes are to be managed as high-level waste in accordance with DOE M 435.1-1.

1999-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

335

Low-Level Waste Requirements  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The guide provides criteria for determining which DOE radioactive wastes are to be managed as low-level waste in accordance with DOE M 435.1-1, Chapter IV.

1999-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

336

Low Level Heat Recovery Technology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

level heat recovery technology. This paper discusses heat distribution systems, latest developments in absorption refrigeration and organic Rankine cycles, and pressure, minimization possibilities. The relative merits and economics of the various...

O'Brien, W. J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

A dimension-breaking phenomenon for water waves with weak surface tension  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is well known that the water-wave problem with weak surface tension has small-amplitude line solitary-wave solutions which to leading order are described by the nonlinear Schr\\"odinger equation. The present paper contains an existence theory for three-dimensional periodically modulated solitary-wave solutions which have a solitary-wave profile in the direction of propagation and are periodic in the transverse direction; they emanate from the line solitary waves in a dimension-breaking bifurcation. In addition, it is shown that the line solitary waves are linearly unstable to long-wavelength transverse perturbations. The key to these results is a formulation of the water wave problem as an evolutionary system in which the transverse horizontal variable plays the role of time, a careful study of the purely imaginary spectrum of the operator obtained by linearising the evolutionary system at a line solitary wave, and an application of an infinite-dimensional version of the classical Lyapunov centre theorem.

Mark D. Groves; Shu-Ming Sun; Erik Wahlén

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

338

Ionization distances of Rydberg atoms approaching solid surfaces in the presence of weak electric fields  

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The ionization distances R{sub c}{sup I} of slow hydrogenlike Rydberg atoms approaching solid surfaces in the presence of a weak external electric field are calculated. The ionization is treated as resonant electron tunneling in the very vicinity of the top of the potential barrier, created between the ionic core and polarized solid. We obtain both the complex energies and the ionization distances by solving the energy eigenvalue problem under the outgoing wave boundary condition towards the solid. The eigenvalue problem is studied in parabolic coordinates within the framework of an etalon equation method adapted to include the confluence of turning points. It is demonstrated that in a critical region R{approx_equal}R{sub c}{sup I}>>1 a.u. of ion-surface distances R, parabolic quantum numbers n{sub 1}, n{sub 2}, and m can serve as approximate, but 'sufficiently good' quantum numbers, at least for lower n{sub 1} values. The method offers asymptotically exact analytical expressions for the ionization rates and energies, which follow the theoretical predictions of the complex scaling method (CSM). It is also found that the resulting ionization distances R{sub c}{sup I} are in very good agreement with the results of CSM. The implications of using obtained results in analyzing the recent xenon experimental data for R{sub c}{sup I} are briefly discussed.

Nedeljkovic, N.N.; Nedeljkovic, Lj.D. [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 368, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

339

Importance of Compton scattering for radiation spectra of isolated neutron stars with weak magnetic fields  

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Emergent model spectra of neutron star atmospheres are widely used to fit the observed soft X-ray spectra of different types of isolated neutron stars. We investigate the effect of Compton scattering on the emergent spectra of hot (T_eff > 10^6 K) isolated neutron stars with weak magnetic fields. In order to compute model atmospheres in hydrostatic and radiative equilibrium we solve the radiation transfer equation with the Kompaneets operator. We calculate a set of models with effective temperatures in the range 1 - 5 * 10^6 K, with two values of surface gravity (log g = 13.9 and 14.3) and different chemical compositions. Radiation spectra computed with Compton scattering are softer than those computed without Compton scattering at high energies (E > 5 keV) for light elements (H or He) model atmospheres. The Compton effect is more significant in H model atmospheres and models with low surface gravity. The emergent spectra of the hottest (T_eff > 3 * 10^6 K) model atmospheres can be described by diluted blackbody spectra with hardness factors ~ 1.6 - 1.9. Compton scattering is less important in models with solar abundance of heavy elements.

V. Suleimanov; K. Werner

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

340

Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of acid rain electronic data reports  

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Entergy Corporation is a Phase II utility with a fossil generation base composed primarily of natural gas and low sulfur coal. This paper presents an analysis of a large Phase II utility`s continuous emissions monitoring data reported to EPA under Title IV Acid Rain. Electric utilities currently report hourly emissions of NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, fuel use, and generation through electronic data reports to EPA. This paper describes strengths and weaknesses of the data reported to EPA as determined through an analysis of 1995 data. Emissions reported by this company under acid rain for SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} are very different from emissions reported to state agencies for annual emission inventory purposes in past years and will represent a significant break with historic trends. A comparison of emissions has been made of 1995 emissions reported under Electronic Data Reports to the emissions that would have been reported using emission factors and fuel data in past years. In addition, the paper examines the impacts of 40 CFR Part 75 Acid Rain requirements such as missing data substitution and monitor bias adjustments. Measurement system errors including stack flow measurement and false NO{sub x}Lb/MMBtu readings at very low loads are discussed. This paper describes the implications for public policy, compliance, emissions inventories, and business decisions of Part 75 acid rain monitoring and reporting requirements.

Schott, J. [Entergy Corp., Beaumont, TX (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Green-Kubo formula for weakly coupled system with dynamical noise  

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We study the Green-Kubo (GK) formula $\\kappa (\\varepsilon, \\xi)$ for the heat conductivity of an infinite chain of $d$-dimensional finite systems (cells) coupled by a smooth nearest neighbour potential $\\varepsilon V$. The uncoupled systems evolve according to Hamiltonian dynamics perturbed stochastically by an energy conserving noise of strength $\\xi$. Noting that $\\kappa (\\varepsilon, \\xi)$ exists and is finite whenever $\\xi> 0$, we are interested in what happens when the strength of the noise $\\xi \\to 0$. For this, we start in this work by formally expanding $\\kappa (\\varepsilon, \\xi)$ in a power series in $\\varepsilon$, $\\kappa (\\varepsilon, \\xi) = \\varepsilon^2 \\sum_{n\\ge 2} \\varepsilon^{n-2} \\kappa_n (\\xi)$ and investigating the (formal) equations satisfied by $\\kappa_n (\\xi$. We show in particular that $\\kappa_2 (\\xi)$ is well defined when no pinning potential is present, and coincides formally with the heat conductivity obtained in the weak coupling (van Hove) limit, where time is rescaled as $\\varepsilon^{-2}t$, for the cases where the latter has been established \\cite{LO, DL}. For one-dimensional systems, we investigate $\\kappa_2 (\\xi)$ as $\\xi\\to 0$ in three cases: the disordered harmonic chain, the rotor chain and a chain of strongly anharmonic oscillators. Moreover, we formally identify $\\kappa_2 (\\xi)$ with the conductivity obtained by having the chain between two reservoirs at temperature $T$ and $T+\\delta T$, in the limit $\\delta T\\to 0$, $N \\to \\infty$, $\\varepsilon \\to 0$.

Cedric Bernardin; Francois Huveneers; Joel L. Lebowitz; Carlangelo Liverani; Stefano Olla

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

342

Loss-tolerant hybrid measurement test of CHSH inequality with weakly amplified N00N states  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Although our understanding of Bell's theorem and experimental techniques to test it have improved over the last 40 years, thus far all Bell tests have suffered at least from the detection or the locality loophole. Most photonic Bell tests rely on inefficient discrete-outcome measurements, often provided by photon counting detection. One possible way to close the detection loophole in photonic Bell tests is to involve efficient continuous-variable measurements instead, such as homodyne detection. Here, we propose a test of the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) inequality that applies photon counting and homodyne detection on weakly amplified two-photon N00N states. The scheme suggested is remarkably robust against experimental imperfections and suits the limits of current technology. As amplified quantum states are considered, our work also contributes to the exploration of entangled macroscopic quantum systems. Further, it may constitute an alternative platform for a loophole-free Bell test, which is also important for quantum-technological applications.

Falk Töppel; Magdalena Stobi?ska

2015-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

343

Nonmesonic Weak Decay Dynamics from proton spectra of $\\Lambda$-Hypernuclei  

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A novel comparison between the data and the theory is proposed for the nonmesonic (NM) weak decay of hypernuclei. Instead of confronting the primary decay rates, as is usually done, we focus attention on the effective decay rates that are straightforwardly related with the number of emitted particles. Proton kinetic energy spectra of $^5_\\Lambda$He, $^7_\\Lambda$Li, $^9_\\Lambda$Be, $^{11}_\\Lambda$B, $^{12}_{\\Lambda}$C, $^{13}_\\Lambda$C, $^{15}_{\\Lambda}$N and $^{16}_{\\Lambda}$O, measured by FINUDA, are evaluated theoretically. The Independent Particle Shell Model (IPSM) is used as the nuclear structure framework, while the dynamics is described by the One-Meson-Exchange (OME) potential. Only for the $^{5}_{\\Lambda}$He, $^{7}_{\\Lambda}$Li, and $^{12}_{\\Lambda}$C hypernuclei is it possible to make a comparison with the data, since for the rest there is no published experimental information on number of produced hypernuclei. Considering solely the one-nucleon-induced ($1N$-NM) decay channel, the theory reproduces...

Krmpotic, Franjo

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Constraints on warm dark matter from weak lensing in anomalous quadruple lenses  

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We investigate the weak lensing effect by line-of-sight structures with a surface mass density of solar mass/arcsec^2 in QSO-galaxy quadruple lens systems. Using high-resolution N-body simulations in warm dark matter (WDM) models and observed four quadruple lenses that show anomalies in the flux ratios, we obtain constraints on the mass of thermal WDM, m_WDM>= 1.3keV(95%CL) assuming that the density of the primary lens is described by a singular isothermal ellipsoid (SIE). The obtained constraint is consistent with those from Lyman-$\\alpha$ forests and the number counts of high-redshift galaxies at z>4. Our results show that WDM with a free-streaming comoving wavenumber k_{fs} <= 27 h/Mpc is disfavored as the major component of cosmological density at redshifts 0.5 <~ z <~ 4 provided that the SIE models describe the gravitational potentials of the primary lenses correctly.

Kaiki Taro Inoue; Ryuichi Takahashi; Tomo Takahashi; Tomoaki Ishiyama

2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

345

Systematic Errors in Future Weak Lensing Surveys: Requirements and Prospects for Self-Calibration  

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We study the impact of systematic errors on planned weak lensing surveys and compute the requirements on their contributions so that they are not a dominant source of the cosmological parameter error budget. The generic types of error we consider are multiplicative and additive errors in measurements of shear, as well as photometric redshift errors. In general, more powerful surveys have stronger systematic requirements. For example, for a SNAP-type survey the multiplicative error in shear needs to be smaller than 1%(fsky/0.025)^{-1/2} of the mean shear in any given redshift bin, while the centroids of photometric redshift bins need to be known to better than 0.003(fsky/0.025)^{-1/2}. With about a factor of two degradation in cosmological parameter errors, future surveys can enter a self-calibration regime, where the mean systematic biases are self-consistently determined from the survey and only higher-order moments of the systematics contribute. Interestingly, once the power spectrum measurements are combined with the bispectrum, the self-calibration regime in the variation of the equation of state of dark energy w_a is attained with only a 20-30% error degradation.

Dragan Huterer; Masahiro Takada; Gary Bernstein; Bhuvnesh Jain

2005-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculating exclusion limits for Weakly Interacting Massive Particle direct detection experiments without background subtraction  

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Competitive limits on the weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) spin-independent scattering cross section are currently being produced by 76Ge detectors originally designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay, such as the Heidelberg-Moscow and IGEX experiments. In the absence of background subtraction, limits on the WIMP interaction cross section are set by calculating the upper confidence limit on the theoretical event rate, given the observed event rate. The standard analysis technique involves calculating the 90% upper confidence limit on the number of events in each bin, and excluding any set of parameters (WIMP mass and cross-section) which produces a theoretical event rate for any bin which exceeds the 90% upper confidence limit on the event rate for that bin. We show that, if there is more than one energy bin, this produces exclusion limits that are actually at a lower degree of confidence than 90%, and are hence erroneously tight. We formulate criteria which produce true 90% confidence exclusion limits in these circumstances, including calculating the individual bin confidence limit for which the overall probability that no bins exceeds this confidence limit is 90% and calculating the 90% minimum confidence limit on the number of bins which exceed their individual bin 90% confidence limits. We then compare the limits on the WIMP cross-section produced by these criteria with those found using the standard technique, using data from the Heidelberg-Moscow and IGEX experiments.

Anne M Green

2001-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

347

Winding out of the Swamp: Evading the Weak Gravity Conjecture with F-term Winding Inflation?  

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We present a new model of large field inflation along a winding trajectory in the field space of two axionic fields, where the 'axions' originate from the complex structure moduli sector of a Calabi-Yau 3-fold at large complex structure. The winding trajectory arises from fixing one combination of axions by bulk fluxes and allows for a transplanckian effective field range. The inflaton potential arises from small 'instantonic' corrections to the geometry and realises natural inflation. By working in a regime of large complex structure for two complex structure moduli the inflaton potential can be made subdominant without severe tuning. We also discuss the impact of the recent 'no-go theorems' for transplanckian axion periodicities on our work. Interestingly, our setup seems to realise a loophole pointed out in arXiv:1503.04783: our construction is a candidate for a string theory model of large field inflation which is consistent with the mild form of the weak gravity conjecture for axions.

Hebecker, Arthur; Rompineve, Fabrizio; Witkowski, Lukas T

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Weak-triplet, color-octet scalars and the CDF dijet excess  

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We extend the standard model to include a weak-triplet and color-octet scalar. This 'octo-triplet' field consists of three particles, two charged and one neutral, whose masses and renormalizable interactions depend only on two new parameters. The charged octo-triplet decay into a W boson and a gluon is suppressed by a loop factor and an accidental cancellation. Thus, the main decays of the charged octo-triplet may occur through higher-dimensional operators, mediated by a heavy vectorlike fermion, into quark pairs. For an octo-triplet mass below the tb? threshold, the decay into Wb b? through an off-shell top quark has a width comparable to that into cs? or cb?. Pair production with one octo-triplet decaying to two jets and the other decaying to a W and two soft b jets may explain the dijet-plus-W excess reported by the CDF Collaboration. The same higher-dimensional operators lead to CP violation in Bs-B?s mixing.

Dobrescu, Bogdan A.; Krnjaic, Gordan Z.

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

349

A weak acceleration effect due to residual gravity in a multiply connected universe  

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Could cosmic topology imply dark energy? We use a weak field (Newtonian) approximation of gravity and consider the gravitational effect from distant, multiple copies of a large, collapsed (virialised) object today (i.e. a massive galaxy cluster), taking into account the finite propagation speed of gravity, in a flat, multiply connected universe, and assume that due to a prior epoch of fast expansion (e.g. inflation), the gravitational effect of the distant copies is felt locally, from beyond the naively calculated horizon. We find that for a universe with a $T^1xR^2$ spatial section, the residual Newtonian gravitational force (to first order) provides an anisotropic effect that repels test particles from the cluster in the compact direction, in a way algebraically similar to that of dark energy. For a typical test object at comoving distance $\\chi$ from the nearest dense nodes of the cosmic web of density perturbations, the pressure-to-density ratio $w$ of the equation of state in an FLRW universe, is w \\sim - (\\chi/L)^3, where $L$ is the size of the fundamental domain, i.e. of the universe. Clearly, |w|dark energy, but the amplitude of the effect at the present epoch is too small to explain the observed dark energy density and its anisotropy makes it an unrealistic candidate for the observed dark energy.

Boudewijn F. Roukema; Stanislaw Bajtlik; Marek Biesiada; Agnieszka Szaniewska; Helena Jurkiewicz

2006-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

350

Cosmology Constraints from the Weak Lensing Peak Counts and the Power Spectrum in CFHTLenS  

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?Lensing peaks have been proposed as a useful statistic, containing cosmological information from non-Gaussianities that is inaccessible from traditional two-point statistics such as the power spectrum or two-point correlation functions. Here we examine constraints on cosmological parameters from weak lensing peak counts, using the publicly available data from the 154 deg2 CFHTLenS survey. We utilize a new suite of ray-tracing N-body simulations on a grid of 91 cosmological models, covering broad ranges of the three parameters ?m, ?8, and w, and replicating the galaxy sky positions, redshifts, and shape noise in the CFHTLenS observations. We then build an emulator that interpolates the power spectrum and the peak counts to an accuracy of ? 5%, and compute the likelihood in the three-dimensional parameter space (?m, ?8, w) from both observables. We find that constraints from peak counts are comparable to those from the power spectrum, and somewhat tighter when different smoothing scales are combined. Neither observable can constrain w without external data. When the power spectrum and peak counts are combined, the area of the error “banana” in the (?m, ?8) plane reduces by a factor of ? two, compared to using the power spectrum alone. For a flat ? cold dark matter model, combining both statistics, we obtain the constraint ?8(?m/0.27)0.63 = 0.85+0.03-0.03.

Liu, Jia [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); May, Morgan [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, (United States); Petri, Andrea [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); Haiman, Zoltan [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), Columbia University, New York, (United States); Hui, Lam [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), Columbia University, New York, (United States); Kratochvil, Jan M. [Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, Durban, (South Africa)

2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Universality of weakly bound dimers and Efimov trimers close to Li-Cs Feshbach resonances  

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We study the interspecies scattering properties of ultracold Li-Cs mixtures in their two energetically lowest spin channels in the magnetic field range between 800 G and 1000 G. Close to two broad Feshbach resonances we create weakly bound LiCs dimers by radio-frequency association and measure the dependence of the binding energy on the external magnetic field strength. Based on the binding energies and complementary atom loss spectroscopy of three other Li-Cs s-wave Feshbach resonances we construct precise molecular singlet and triplet electronic ground state potentials using a coupled-channels calculation. We extract the Li-Cs interspecies scattering length as a function of the external field and obtain almost a ten-fold improvement in the precision of the values for the pole positions and widths of the s-wave Li-Cs Feshbach resonances as compared to our previous work [Pires \\textit{et al.}, Phys. Rev. Lett. \\textbf{112}, 250404 (2014)]. We discuss implications on the Efimov scenario and the universal geome...

Ulmanis, J; Pires, R; Kuhnle, E D; Weidemüller, M; Tiemann, E

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach in the detection of weak ?-ray peak of the radioactive waste in tomography ? scanning  

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We demonstrate a new approach to efficiently detect weak {\\gamma}-ray peak of the radioactive waste in tomographic {\\gamma} scanning (TGS). In the TGS measurement, {\\gamma}-ray peak identification is usually difficult due to the short measurement time that results in a lower {\\gamma}-ray energy produced by the decay. Consequently, the resulting significant scattering in the low-energy side leads to strong statistical fluctuations and low detection efficiency that overwhelm the {\\gamma}-ray peak. Here, we propose the use of shift invariance wavelet algorithm for low-energy part of the spectrum for weak {\\gamma}-ray peak smoothing. The proposed algorithm not only overcomes the pseudo-Gibbs in the high-resolution {\\gamma}-ray spectrum de-noising by the traditional wavelet transform, but also keeps quality of the weak {\\gamma}-ray characteristic peak as well. Our new approach shows a significantly improved performance of the figure of merit (FOM) together with lower limit of quantitation (LLOQ) compared with the traditional wavelet transform. These results indicate the significant potential of our approach that could effectively increase the accuracy of weak {\\gamma}-ray detecting activation analysis in TGS.

Zhang Jinzha; Tuo Xianguo

2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

353

Theory of spiral wave dynamics in weakly excitable media: Asymptotic reduction to a kinematic model and applications  

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Theory of spiral wave dynamics in weakly excitable media: Asymptotic reduction to a kinematic model of an isolated broken plane wave ~wave tip! can either rotate ~steadily or unsteadily! around a large excitable core, thereby producing a spiral pattern, or retract, causing the wave to vanish at boundaries

Hakim, Vincent

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ON THE WEAK-WIND PROBLEM IN MASSIVE STARS: X-RAY SPECTRA REVEAL A MASSIVE HOT WIND IN ? COLUMBAE  

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? Columbae is a prototypical weak-wind O star for which we have obtained a high-resolution X-ray spectrum with the Chandra LETG/ACIS instrument and a low-resolution spectrum with Suzaku. This allows us, for the first time, ...

Huenemoerder, David P.

355

Existence and stability of superconducting solutions for the Ginzburg-Landau equations in the presence of weak electric currents  

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For a reduced Ginzburg-Landau model in which the magnetic field is neglected, we prove, for weak electric currents, the existence of a steady-state solution in a vicinity of the purely superconducting state. We further show that this solution is linearly stable.

Yaniv Almog; Leonid Berlyand; Dmitry Golovaty; Itai Shafrir

2014-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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864revision:2006-05-15modified:2006-05-16 On Weak and Strong Interpolation in Algebraic  

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are called "meaning algebras". As it is well known, the meaning algebras of first order logics are different of the finite-variable fragments of First Order Logic in which a weak form of Craig's Interpolation Theorem holds but a strong form of this theorem does not hold. Translating these results into Algebraic Logic we

Shelah, Saharon

357

Promoting system-level learning from project-level lessons  

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A growing number of low and middle income nations (LMCs) have adopted some sort of system for environmental impact assessment (EIA). However, generally many of these EIA systems are characterised by a low performance in terms of timely information dissemination, monitoring and enforcement after licencing. Donor actors (such as the World Bank) have attempted to contribute to a higher performance of EIA systems in LMCs by intervening at two levels: the project level (e.g. by providing scoping advice or EIS quality review) and the system level (e.g. by advising on EIA legislation or by capacity building). The aims of these interventions are environmental protection in concrete cases and enforcing the institutionalisation of environmental protection, respectively. Learning by actors involved is an important condition for realising these aims. A relatively underexplored form of learning concerns learning at EIA system-level via project level donor interventions. This 'indirect' learning potentially results in system changes that better fit the specific context(s) and hence contribute to higher performances. Our exploratory research in Ghana and the Maldives shows that thus far, 'indirect' learning only occurs incidentally and that donors play a modest role in promoting it. Barriers to indirect learning are related to the institutional context rather than to individual characteristics. Moreover, 'indirect' learning seems to flourish best in large projects where donors achieved a position of influence that they can use to evoke reflection upon system malfunctions. In order to enhance learning at all levels donors should thereby present the outcomes of the intervention elaborately (i.e. discuss the outcomes with a large audience), include practical suggestions about post-EIS activities such as monitoring procedures and enforcement options and stimulate the use of their advisory reports to generate organisational memory and ensure a better information dissemination.

Jong, Amos A. de, E-mail: amosdejong@gmail.com [Innovation Management, Utrecht (Netherlands); Runhaar, Hens A.C., E-mail: h.a.c.runhaar@uu.nl [Section of Environmental Governance, Utrecht University, Utrecht (Netherlands); Runhaar, Piety R., E-mail: piety.runhaar@wur.nl [Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Development, University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands); Kolhoff, Arend J., E-mail: Akolhoff@eia.nl [The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment, Utrecht (Netherlands); Driessen, Peter P.J., E-mail: p.driessen@geo.uu.nl [Department of Innovation and Environment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht (Netherlands)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of spurious shear on cosmological parameter estimates from weak lensing observables  

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Residual errors in shear measurements, after corrections for instrument systematics and atmospheric effects, can impact cosmological parameters derived from weak lensing observations. Here we combine convergence maps from our suite of ray-tracing simulations with random realizations of spurious shear. This allows us to quantify the errors and biases of the triplet (?m,w,?8) derived from the power spectrum (PS), as well as from three different sets of non-Gaussian statistics of the lensing convergence field: Minkowski functionals (MFs), low-order moments (LMs), and peak counts (PKs). Our main results are as follows: (i) We find an order of magnitude smaller biases from the PS than in previous work. (ii) The PS and LM yield biases much smaller than the morphological statistics (MF, PK). (iii) For strictly Gaussian spurious shear with integrated amplitude as low as its current estimate of ?sys2?10-7, biases from the PS and LM would be unimportant even for a survey with the statistical power of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. However, we find that for surveys larger than ?100 deg2, non-Gaussianity in the noise (not included in our analysis) will likely be important and must be quantified to assess the biases. (iv) The morphological statistics (MF, PK) introduce important biases even for Gaussian noise, which must be corrected in large surveys. The biases are in different directions in (?m,w,?8) parameter space, allowing self-calibration by combining multiple statistics. Our results warrant follow-up studies with more extensive lensing simulations and more accurate spurious shear estimates.

Petri, Andrea [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); May, Morgan [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Haiman, Zoltan [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Kratochvil, Jan M. [Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa)

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Models of magnetic-field evolution and effective viscosity in weakly collisional extragalactic plasmas  

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In weakly collisional extragalactic plasmas such as the intracluster medium, viscous stress and the rate of change of the magnetic-field strength are proportional to the local pressure anisotropy, so subject to constraints imposed by the pressure-anisotropy-driven mirror and firehose instabilities and controlled by the local instantaneous plasma beta. The dynamics of such plasmas is dramatically different from a conventional MHD fluid. The plasma is expected to stay locally in a marginal state with respect to the instabilities, but how it does this is an open question. Two models of magnetic-field evolution are investigated. In the first, marginality is achieved via suppression of the rate of change of the field. In the second, the instabilities give rise to anomalous collisionality, reducing pressure anisotropy to marginal - at the same time decreasing viscosity and so increasing the turbulent rate of strain. Implications of these models are studied in a simplified 0D setting. In the first model, the field grows explosively but on a time scale that scales with initial beta, while in the second, dynamical field strength can be reached in one large-scale turbulence turn-over time regardless of the initial seed. Both models produce very intermittent fields. Both also suffer from strong constraints on their applicability: for typical cluster-core conditions, scale separation between the fluid motions and the microscale fluctuations breaks down at beta~10^5-10^4. At larger beta (weaker fields), a fully collisionless plasma dynamo theory is needed in order to justify the growth of the field from a tiny primordial seed. However, the models discussed here are appropriate for studying the structure of the currently observed field as well as large-scale dynamics and thermodynamics of the magnetized ICM or similarly dilute astrophysical plasmas.

Federico Mogavero; Alexander A. Schekochihin

2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of the axial vector a{sub 1}-meson exchange in hypernuclear nonmesonic weak decays  

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In the meson-theoretical potential model for the study of the nonmesonic decay rates and asymmetries of hypernuclei, for the first time, the axial-vector a{sub 1} meson (J{sup PC}=1{sup ++},m{sub a{sub 1}}=1230 MeV) is introduced. The a{sub 1} meson is the chiral partner of the {rho} meson and has been treated in the meson-pair exchange framework as {rho}{pi}/a{sub 1} and {sigma}{pi}/a{sub 1}. This is analogous to the treatment of {rho} and {sigma} exchange in our model. The a{sub 1}-meson exchange is found to give remarkable modifications of the parity-conserving decay potentials ({sup 1,3}S{yields}{sup 1,3}S and {sup 3}S{sub 1}{yields}{sup 3}D{sub 1}) at short range r{<=}1 fm. As a result, the calculated intrinsic asymmetry parameter {alpha}{sub {lambda}} for {sub {lambda}}{sup 5}He becomes very small and positive in good agreement with the recent high-quality experimental data. The calculated small values of {alpha}{sub {lambda}} are well compared with the data for {sub {lambda}}{sup 11}B and {sub {lambda}}{sup 12}C within error bars. The inclusion of the a{sub 1} meson also improves the {gamma}{sub n}/{gamma}{sub p} ratios and leads to a consistent explanation for the existing nonmesonic weak decay data of the light {lambda} hypernuclei (A{<=}12). The results calculated in the {pi}+2{pi}/{rho}+2{pi}/{sigma}+{omega}+K+{rho}{pi}/a{sub 1}+{sigma}{pi}/a{sub 1} exchange interaction model are presented together with the estimates without a{sub 1}. Also, the derivation of the expression for the proton asymmetry is described in some detail to elucidate the calculation procedures and phase conventions.

Itonaga, K.; Motoba, T.; Ueda, T.; Rijken, Th. A. [Laboratory of Physics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692 (Japan); Laboratory of Physics, Osaka Electro-communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8530 (Japan); Arida 1891, Kita-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 731-1533 (Japan); Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, University of Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing a phenomenologically extended DGP model with upcoming weak lensing surveys  

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A phenomenological extension of the well-known brane-world cosmology of Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati (eDGP) has recently been proposed. In this model, a cosmological-constant-like term is explicitly present as a non-vanishing tension ? on the brane, and an extra parameter ? tunes the cross-over scale r{sub c}, the scale at which higher dimensional gravity effects become non negligible. Since the Hubble parameter in this cosmology reproduces the same ?CDM expansion history, we study how upcoming weak lensing surveys, such as Euclid and DES (Dark Energy Survey), can confirm or rule out this class of models. We perform Monte Carlo Markov Chain simulations to determine the parameters of the model, using Type Ia Supernovæ, H(z) data, Gamma Ray Bursts and Baryon Acoustic Oscillations. We also fit the power spectrum of the temperature anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background to obtain the correct normalisation for the density perturbation power spectrum. Then, we compute the matter and the cosmic shear power spectra, both in the linear and non-linear régimes. The latter is calculated with the two different approaches of Hu and Sawicki (2007) (HS) and Khoury and Wyman (2009) (KW). With the eDGP parameters coming from the Markov Chains, KW reproduces the ?CDM matter power spectrum at both linear and non-linear scales and the ?CDM and eDGP shear signals are degenerate. This result does not hold with the HS prescription. Indeed, Euclid can distinguish the eDGP model from ?CDM because their expected power spectra roughly differ by the 3? uncertainty in the angular scale range 700?

Camera, Stefano; Diaferio, Antonaldo [Dipartimento di Fisica Generale ''A. Avogadro'', Università di Torino, via P. Giuria 1, 10125 Torino (Italy); Cardone, Vincenzo F., E-mail: camera@ph.unito.it, E-mail: diaferio@ph.unito.it, E-mail: winnyenodrac@gmail.com [Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e il Territorio, Università degli Studi del Molise, Contrada Fonte Lappone, 86090 Pesche (Italy)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Soot formation in weakly buoyant acetylene-fueled laminar jet diffusion flames burning in air  

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The structure and soot properties of weakly buoyant, acetylene-fueled, laminar jet diffusion flames were studied experimentally for combustion in air at pressures of 0.125--0.250 atm. The following measurements were made: soot volume fractions using laser extinction, temperatures using both thermocouples and multiline emission, soot structure using thermophoretic sampling and analysis by transmission electron microscopy, concentrations of major gas species using sampling and analysis by gas chromatography, and velocities using laser velocimetry. As distance increased along the axis of the present acetylene-fueled flames, significant soot formation began when temperatures exceeded roughly 1250 K, and ended when fuel-equivalence ratios decreased to roughly 1.7, where the concentration of acetylene became small. This behavior allowed observations of soot growth and nucleation for acetylene concentrations of 6 [times] 10[sup [minus]6]--1 [times] 10[sup [minus]3] and temperatures of 1,000--2,100 K. Over this range of conditions, soot growth rates were comparable to past observations of new soot in premixed flames, and after correction for effects of soot oxidation yielded essentially first-order growth with respect to acetylene concentrations with a negligible activation energy, and an acetylene/soot collision efficiency of 0.53%. Present measurements of soot nucleation rates also suggested first-order behavior with respect to acetylene concentrations but with an activation energy of 32 kcal/gmol and with rates that were significantly lower than earlier estimates in the literature. Nevertheless, uncertainties about the effects of soot oxidation and age on soot growth, and about effects of surface area estimates and translucent objects on soot nucleation, must be resolved in order to adequately define soot formation processes in diffusion flames.

Sunderland, P.B.; Koeylue, U.O.; Faeth, G.M. (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Aerospace Engineering)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Future asymptotics and geodesic completeness of polarized T2-symmetric spacetimes with weak regularity  

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We investigate the late-time asymptotics of future expanding, polarized vacuum Einstein spacetimes with T2-symmetry on T3, which, by definition, admit two spacelike Killing fields. Our main result is the existence of a stable asymptotic regime within this class, that is, we provide here a full description of the late-time asymptotics of the solutions to the Einstein equations when the initial data set is close to the asymptotic regime. Our proof is based on several energy functionals with lower order corrections (as is standard for such problems) and the derivation of a simplified model which we exhibit here. Roughly speaking, the Einstein equations in the symmetry class under consideration consists of a system of wave equations coupled to constraint equations plus a system of ordinary differential equations. The unknowns involved in the system of ordinary equations are blowing up in the future timelike directions. One of our main contributions is the derivation of novel effective equations for suitably renormalized unknowns. Interestingly, this renormalization is not performed with respect to a fixed background, but does involve the energy of the coupled system of wave equations. In addition, we construct an open set of initial data which are arbitrarily close to the expected asymptotic behavior. We emphasize that, in comparison, the class of Gowdy spacetimes exhibits a very different dynamical behavior to the one we uncover in the present work for general polarized T2-symmetric spacetimes. Furthermore, all the conclusions of this paper are valid within the framework of weakly T2-symmetric spacetimes previously introduced by the authors.

Philippe G. LeFloch; Jacques Smulevici

2014-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

364

Atmospheric PSF Interpolation for Weak Lensing in Short Exposure Imaging Data  

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A main science goal for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is to measure the cosmic shear signal from weak lensing to extreme accuracy. One difficulty, however, is that with the short exposure time ({approx_equal}15 seconds) proposed, the spatial variation of the Point Spread Function (PSF) shapes may be dominated by the atmosphere, in addition to optics errors. While optics errors mainly cause the PSF to vary on angular scales similar or larger than a single CCD sensor, the atmosphere generates stochastic structures on a wide range of angular scales. It thus becomes a challenge to infer the multi-scale, complex atmospheric PSF patterns by interpolating the sparsely sampled stars in the field. In this paper we present a new method, psfent, for interpolating the PSF shape parameters, based on reconstructing underlying shape parameter maps with a multi-scale maximum entropy algorithm. We demonstrate, using images from the LSST Photon Simulator, the performance of our approach relative to a 5th-order polynomial fit (representing the current standard) and a simple boxcar smoothing technique. Quantitatively, psfent predicts more accurate PSF models in all scenarios and the residual PSF errors are spatially less correlated. This improvement in PSF interpolation leads to a factor of 3.5 lower systematic errors in the shear power spectrum on scales smaller than {approx} 13, compared to polynomial fitting. We estimate that with psfent and for stellar densities greater than {approx_equal}1/arcmin{sup 2}, the spurious shear correlation from PSF interpolation, after combining a complete 10-year dataset from LSST, is lower than the corresponding statistical uncertainties on the cosmic shear power spectrum, even under a conservative scenario.

Chang, C.; Marshall, P.J.; Jernigan, J.G.; Peterson, J.R.; Kahn, S.M.; Gull, S.F.; AlSayyad, Y.; Ahmad, Z.; Bankert, J.; Bard, D.; Connolly, A.; Gibson, R.R.; Gilmore, K.; Grace, E.; Hannel, M.; Hodge, M.A.; Jones, L.; Krughoff, S.; Lorenz, S.; Marshall, S.; Meert, A.

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

365

Simulation of leveling in electrodeposition  

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This paper reports on a model of current distribution and electrode shape change for electrodeposition in the presence of diffusion-controlled leveling agents that have been developed. The system is treated as a special case of secondary current distribution, with the surface overpotential taken to depend on both the current density and the transport-limited flux of the leveling agent, according to an empirical relation adapted from polarization data measured at different conditions of agitation. The spatial variation of the leveling-agent flux is determined from a concentration field problem based on the assumption of a stagnant diffusion layer. The solution is obtained by the boundary element method, with a flexible moving-boundary algorithm for simulating the advancement of the electrode profile. To illustrate the model's performance, the evolution of a groove profile during deposition of nickel from a Watts-type bath containing coumarin is predicted and compared with measurements reported in the literature.

Dukovic, J.O.; Tobias, C.W. (Materials and Chemical Sciences Div., Lawrence Berkeley Lab. and Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (US))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

System Level Payoffs Current Accomplishments  

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Scientific Challenges War fighter Benefit · Develop approach for spot-type welding of dissimilar refractory of refractory dissimilar materials. For example: ·Carbon composite - Carbon; ·Silicon carbide ­ Metal alloys#12;System Level Payoffs Current Accomplishments Joining of Refractory and Dissimilar Materials

Mukasyan, Alexander

367

High temperature liquid level sensor  

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A length of metal sheathed metal oxide cable is perforated to permit liquid access to the insulation about a pair of conductors spaced close to one another. Changes in resistance across the conductors will be a function of liquid level, since the wetted insulation will have greater electrical conductivity than that of the dry insulation above the liquid elevation.

Tokarz, Richard D. (West Richland, WA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 7, No. 6 (2011) 000-000 1 Biological smart sensing strategies in weakly electric fish  

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-sensing systems in engineering applications. Weakly electric fish, which use self-generated electrical energy weakly electric fish generate electric fields using a specialized electric organ located in the tail-type electric fish generate EODs with little or no gap between successive discharges, resulting in a quasi

Nelson, Mark E.

369

A new method of observing weak extended x-ray sources with the Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager  

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A new method of observing weak extended x-ray sources with the Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar, for observing weak extended x-ray sources with the Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager RHESSI. INTRODUCTION The Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, RHESSI,1 is a space-based solar x

California at Berkeley, University of

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Astrophysical Gyrokinetics: Kinetic and Fluid Turbulent Cascades In Magentized Weakly Collisional Plasmas  

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This paper presents a theoretical framework for understanding plasma turbulence in astrophysical plasmas. It is motivated by observations of electromagnetic and density fluctuations in the solar wind, interstellar medium and galaxy clusters, as well as by models of particle heating in accretion disks. All of these plasmas and many others have turbulentmotions at weakly collisional and collisionless scales. The paper focuses on turbulence in a strong mean magnetic field. The key assumptions are that the turbulent fluctuations are small compared to the mean field, spatially anisotropic with respect to it and that their frequency is low compared to the ion cyclotron frequency. The turbulence is assumed to be forced at some system-specific outer scale. The energy injected at this scale has to be dissipated into heat, which ultimately cannot be accomplished without collisions. A kinetic cascade develops that brings the energy to collisional scales both in space and velocity. The nature of the kinetic cascade in various scale ranges depends on the physics of plasma fluctuations that exist there. There are four special scales that separate physically distinct regimes: the electron and ion gyroscales, the mean free path and the electron diffusion scale. In each of the scale ranges separated by these scales, the fully kinetic problem is systematically reduced to a more physically transparent and computationally tractable system of equations, which are derived in a rigorous way. In the "inertial range" above the ion gyroscale, the kinetic cascade separates into two parts: a cascade of Alfvenic fluctuations and a passive cascade of density and magnetic-fieldstrength fluctuations. The former are governed by the Reduced Magnetohydrodynamic (RMHD) equations at both the collisional and collisionless scales; the latter obey a linear kinetic equation along the (moving) field lines associated with the Alfvenic component (in the collisional limit, these compressive fluctuations become the slow and entropy modes of the conventional MHD). In the "dissipation range" below ion gyroscale, there are again two cascades: the kinetic-Alfven-wave (KAW) cascade governed by two fluid-like Electron Reduced Magnetohydrodynamic (ERMHD) equations and a passive cascade of ion entropy fluctuations both in space and velocity. The latter cascade brings the energy of the inertial-range fluctuations that was Landau-damped at the ion gyroscale to collisional scales in the phase space and leads to ion heating. The KAWenergy is similarly damped at the electron gyroscale and converted into electron heat. Kolmogorov-style scaling relations are derived for all of these cascades. The relationship between the theoretical models proposed in this paper and astrophysical applications and observations is discussed in detail.

A.A. Schekochihin, S.C. Cowley, W. Dorland, G.W. Hammett, G.G. Howes, E. Quataert, and T. Tatsuno

2009-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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On the transfer of energy towards infinity in the theory of weak turbulence for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation  

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We study the mathematical properties of a kinetic equation which describes the long time behaviour of solutions to the weak turbulence equation associated to the cubic nonlinear Schr\\"odinger equation. In particular, we give a precise definition of weak solutions and prove global existence of solutions for all initial data with finite mass. We also prove that any nontrivial initial datum yields the instantaneous onset of a condensate, i.e. a Dirac mass at the origin for any positive time. Furthermore we show that the only stationary solutions with finite total measure are Dirac masses at the origin. We finally construct solutions with finite energy, which is transferred to infinity in a self-similar manner.

A. H. M. Kierkels; J. J. L. Velázquez

2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy dependence of the optical potential of weakly and tightly bound nuclei as projectiles on a medium-mass target  

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Angular distributions for the elastic scattering of the weakly bound {sup 6,7}Li+{sup 144}Sm systems were measured with high accuracy at bombarding energies from 85% up to 170% of the Coulomb barrier. An optical model analysis was performed, and the relevant parameters of the real and imaginary parts of the optical potential were extracted. The results are compared with those previously published for the tightly bound {sup 12}C+{sup 144}Sm and {sup 16}O+{sup 144}Sm systems. The usual threshold anomaly observed in the behavior of the potential of tightly bound systems was not observed for either weakly bound system. This absence is attributed to the repulsion due to breakup coupling which cancels the attraction arising from couplings with bound channels.

Figueira, J. M.; Arazi, A.; Carnelli, P.; Heimann, D. Martinez; Negri, A. E.; Pacheco, A. J. [Laboratorio Tandar, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, B1650KNA San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, C1033AAJ Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Niello, J. O. Fernandez [Laboratorio Tandar, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, B1650KNA San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, C1033AAJ Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de San Martin, B1650BWA San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Capurro, O. A.; Fimiani, L.; Marti, G. V. [Laboratorio Tandar, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, B1650KNA San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Lubian, J.; Monteiro, D. S.; Gomes, P. R. S. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Gragoata, Niteroi, R. J., 24210-340 (Brazil)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Collisions induced by halo and weakly bound nuclei around the Coulomb barrier: Results at INFN-LNS Catania  

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The study of collisions around the Coulomb barrier induced by halo and/or weakly bound nuclei has been the object of many publications in the last years, since the peculiar structure of such nuclei can strongly affect the reaction dynamics. In this paper we will summarize some results on the above topic obtained by our group at INFN-LNS Catania. Results concerning the study of elastic scattering and different reaction mechanisms in collisions induced by the halo nuclei {sup 11}Be and {sup 6}He and by the weakly bound stable nuclei {sup 6,7}Li on a {sup 64}Zn target, at energies around the Coulomb barrier, will be presented. The conclusions of our studies will be compared with the ones of other authors, in order to show if clear systematic conclusions can be drawn from the different papers published in the literature so far.

Figuera, Pierpaolo [INFN Laboratorio Nazionale del Sud, Via S.Sofia 62, I95123 Catania (Italy)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon echo with a few photons in two-level atoms  

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To store and retrieve signals at the single photon level, various photon echo schemes have resorted to complex preparation steps involving ancillary shelving states in multi-level atoms. For the first time, we experimentally demonstrate photon echo operation at such a low signal intensity without any preparation step, which allows us to work with mere two-level atoms. This simplified approach relies on the so-coined "Revival Of Silenced Echo" (ROSE) scheme. Low noise conditions are obtained by returning the atoms to the ground state before the echo emission. In the present paper we manage ROSE in photon counting conditions, showing that very strong control fields can be compatible with extremely weak signals, making ROSE consistent with quantum memory requirements.

M. Bonarota; J. Dajczgewand; A. Louchet-Chauvet; J. -L. Le Gouët; T. Chanelière

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric and Weak Electric Dipole Form Factors for Heavy Fermions in a General Two Higgs Doublet Model  

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The electric and weak electric dipole form factors for heavy fermions are calculated in the context of the most general two-Higgs-doublet model (2HDM). We find that the large top mass can produce a significant enhancement of the electric dipole form factor in the case of the b and c quarks. This effect can be used to distinguish between different 2HDM scenarios.

Daniel Gomez-Dumm; G. A. Gonzalez-Sprinberg

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Intercept-resend attacks in the Bennett-Brassard 1984 quantum key distribution protocol with weak coherent pulses  

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Unconditional security proofs of the Bennett-Brassard protocol of quantum key distribution have been obtained recently. These proofs cover also practical implementations that utilize weak coherent pulses in the four signal polarizations. Proven secure rates leave open the possibility that new proofs or new public discussion protocols obtain larger rates over increased distance. In this paper we investigate limits to error rate and signal losses that can be tolerated by future protocols and proofs.

Marcos Curty; Norbert Lütkenhaus

2005-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Michel Parameter xi" in Polarized Muon Decay and Implications on Exotic Couplings of the Leptonic Weak Interaction  

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The Michel parameter xi" has been determined from a measurement of the longitudinal polarization of positrons emitted in the decay of polarized and depolarized muons. The result, xi" = 0.981 +- 0.045stat +- 0.003syst, is consistent with the Standard Model prediction of unity, and provides an order of magnitude improvement in the relative precision of this parameter. This value sets new constraints on exotic couplings beyond the dominant V-A description of the leptonic weak interaction.

R. Prieels; O. Naviliat-Cuncic; P. Knowles; P. Van Hove; X. Morelle; J. Egger; J. Deutsch; J. Govaerts; W. Fetscher; K. Kirch; J. Lang

2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The production of Tsallis entropy in the limit of weak chaos and a new indicator of chaoticity  

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We study the connection between the appearance of a `metastable' behavior of weakly chaotic orbits, characterized by a constant rate of increase of the Tsallis q-entropy (Tsallis 1988), and the solutions of the variational equations of motion for the same orbits. We demonstrate that the variational equations yield transient solutions, lasting for long time intervals, during which the length of deviation vectors of nearby orbits grows in time almost as a power-law. The associated power exponent can be simply related to the entropic exponent for which the q-entropy exhibits a constant rate of increase. This analysis leads to the definition of a new sensitive indicator distinguishing regular from weakly chaotic orbits, that we call `Average Power Law Exponent' (APLE). We compare the APLE with other established indicators of the literature. In particular, we give examples of application of the APLE in a) a thin separatrix layer of the standard map, b) the stickiness region around an island of stability in the same map, and c) the web of resonances of a 4D symplectic map. In all these cases we identify weakly chaotic orbits exhibiting the `metastable' behavior associated with the Tsallis q-entropy.

G. Lukes-Gerakopoulos; N. Voglis; C. Efthymiopoulos

2008-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach in the detection of weak {\\gamma}-ray peak of the radioactive waste in tomography {\\gamma} scanning  

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We demonstrate a new approach to efficiently detect weak {\\gamma}-ray peak of the radioactive waste in tomographic {\\gamma} scanning (TGS). In the TGS measurement, {\\gamma}-ray peak identification is usually difficult due to the short measurement time that results in a lower {\\gamma}-ray energy produced by the decay. Consequently, the resulting significant scattering in the low-energy side leads to strong statistical fluctuations and low detection efficiency that overwhelm the {\\gamma}-ray peak. Here, we propose the use of shift invariance wavelet algorithm for low-energy part of the spectrum for weak {\\gamma}-ray peak smoothing. The proposed algorithm not only overcomes the pseudo-Gibbs in the high-resolution {\\gamma}-ray spectrum de-noising by the traditional wavelet transform, but also keeps quality of the weak {\\gamma}-ray characteristic peak as well. Our new approach shows a significantly improved performance of the figure of merit (FOM) together with lower limit of quantitation (LLOQ) compared with the ...

Jinzha, Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearest level spacing statistics in open chaotic systems: a generalization of the Wigner Surmise  

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We investigate the nearest level spacing statistics of open chaotic wave systems. To this end we derive the spacing distributions for the three Wigner ensembles in the one-channel case. The theoretical results give a clear physical meaning of the modifications on the spacing distributions produced by the coupling to the environment. Based on the analytical expressions obtained, we then propose general expressions of the spacing distributions for any number of channels, valid from weak to strong coupling. The latter expressions contain one free parameter. The surmise is successfully compared with numerical simulations of non-Hermitian random matrices and with experimental data obtained with a lossy electromagnetic chaotic cavity.

Charles Poli; Germán A. Luna-Acosta; Hans-Jürgen Stockmann

2014-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of internal event level 1 PRA methods used in NUREG-1150  

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As part of the effort to support NUREG-1150, Sandia National Laboratories and its subcontractors have developed innovative techniques for efficiently performing internal event Level I probabilistic risk assessments. This methodology is one of the alternatives for industry to use in performing individual plant evaluations in the future. While this new methodology was very successful, there are some areas where improvements can be made. This paper evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the methodology and makes some important recommendations for modifications in order to provide insights to future users. 10 refs.

Camp, A.L.; Cramond, W.R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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alternative splicing levels: Topics by E-print Network  

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using these domains because of their weak binding affinity an Cai, Long 268 November 2008 Alternative Energy Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary: November 2008...

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Transition from weak to strong measurements by nonlinear quantum feedback control  

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We find that feedback control may induce 'pseudo'-nonlinear dynamics in a damped harmonic oscillator, whose centroid trajectory in the phase space behaves like a classical nonlinear system. Thus, similar to nonlinear amplifiers (e.g., rf-driven Josephson junctions), feedback control on the harmonic oscillator can induce nonlinear bifurcation, which can be used to amplify small signals and further to measure quantum states of qubits. Using the cavity QED and the circuit QED systems as examples, we show how to apply our method to measuring the states of two-level atoms and superconducting charge qubits.

Zhang Jing [Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China); Department of Physics and National Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Liu Yuxi [Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China); Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Wu Rebing; Li Chunwen [Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China); Tarn, Tzyh-Jong [Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China); Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Company Level Imports Explanatory Notes  

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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 May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"Click worksheet9,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,,781Title: Telephone:shortOilCompany Level Imports Explanatory Notes

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Mid-Level Ethanol Blends  

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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 May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Careerlumens_placard-green.eps MoreWSRC-STI-2007-00250 Rev. 05 Oak09 U . SThe MarchMid-Level Ethanol

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Continental margin architecture : sea level and climate  

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J. , 2006. Rapid sea-level rise and Holocene climate in theJ. , 2006. Rapid sea-level rise and Holocene climate in theJ. , 2006. Rapid sea-level rise and Holocene climate in the

Hill, Jenna Catherine

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZING UNCERTAIN SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS TO  

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CHARACTERIZING UNCERTAIN SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS TO SUPPORT INVESTMENT DECISIONS Many institutions worldwide are considering how to include expectations about future sea level rise sea level rise in its investment plans? Such extreme events--for instance, increased storm frequency

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A Finely-Predicted Higgs Boson Mass from A Finely-Tuned Weak Scale  

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If supersymmetry is broken directly to the Standard Model at energies not very far from the unified scale, the Higgs boson mass lies in the range 128-141 GeV. The end points of this range are tightly determined. Theories with the Higgs boson dominantly in a single supermultiplet predict a mass at the upper edge, (141 \\pm 2) GeV, with the uncertainty dominated by the experimental errors on the top quark mass and the QCD coupling. This edge prediction is remarkably insensitive to the supersymmetry breaking scale and to supersymmetric threshold corrections so that, in a wide class of theories, the theoretical uncertainties are at the level of \\pm 0.4 GeV. A reduction in the uncertainties from the top quark mass and QCD coupling to the level of \\pm 0.3 GeV may be possible at future colliders, increasing the accuracy of the confrontation with theory from 1.4% to 0.4%. Verification of this prediction would provide strong evidence for supersymmetry, broken at a very high scale of ~ 10^{14 \\pm 2} GeV, and also for a Higgs boson that is elementary up to this high scale, implying fine-tuning of the Higgs mass parameter by ~ 20-28 orders of magnitude. Currently, the only known explanation for such fine-tuning is the multiverse.

Lawrence J. Hall; Yasunori Nomura

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous Retrieval of Effective Refractive Index and Density from Size Distribution and Light Scattering Data: Weakly-Absorbing Aerosol  

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We propose here a novel approach for retrieving in parallel the effective density and real refractive index of weakly absorbing aerosol from optical and size distribution measurements. Here we define “weakly absorbing” as aerosol single-scattering albedos that exceed 0.95 at 0.5 um.The required optical measurements are the scattering coefficient and the hemispheric backscatter fraction, obtained in this work from an integrating nephelometer. The required size spectra come from a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer and an Aerodynamic Particle Sizer. The performance of this approach is first evaluated using a sensitivity study with synthetically generated but measurement-related inputs. The sensitivity study reveals that the proposed approach is robust to random noise; additionally the uncertainties of the retrieval are almost linearly proportional to the measurement errors, and these uncertainties are smaller for the real refractive index than for the effective density. Next, actual measurements are used to evaluate our approach. These measurements include the optical, microphysical, and chemical properties of weakly absorbing aerosol which are representative of a variety of coastal summertime conditions observed during the Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP; http://campaign.arm.gov/tcap/). The evaluation includes calculating the root mean square error (RMSE) between the aerosol characteristics retrieved by our approach, and the same quantities calculated using the conventional volume mixing rule for chemical constituents. For dry conditions (defined in this work as relative humidity less than 55%) and sub-micron particles, a very good (RMSE~3%) and reasonable (RMSE~28%) agreement is obtained for the retrieved real refractive index (1.49±0.02) and effective density (1.68±0.21), respectively. Our approach permits discrimination between the retrieved aerosol characteristics of sub-micron and sub-10micron particles. The evaluation results also reveal that the retrieved density and refractive index tend to decrease with an increase of the relative humidity.

Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Barnard, James C.; Pekour, Mikhail S.; Berg, Larry K.; Shilling, John E.; Flynn, Connor J.; Mei, Fan; Jefferson, Anne

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification, optimization and refinement of a direct-inverse transonic wing design method including weak viscous interaction  

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and Refinement of a. Direct-Inverse Transonic Wing Design Method Including Weak Viscous Interaction. (August 1989) Robert R. Ratcliff, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chair oi' Advisory Committee: Dr. Leland A. Carlson New developments in the direct-inverse wing... AND DISCUSSION . 92 VI V. 1 Bound&ary L&iyer and Wake Effects . . V. 2 Spanwise Grid Skewness V. 3 Wing Planform Effects V. 4 Initial Profile Efi'ects V. 5 Pressure Distribution Compatibility V. 6 Grid Refinement Effects . . V. 7 Fixed Trailing Edge...

Ratcliff, Robert R.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The J/psi trigger-tag for study of weak beauty quark decays at the SSC (Superconducting Super Collider)  

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The weak decays of beauty hadrons offer a unique opportunity at the SSC to study CP violation in a system other than the neutral kaons and provides a long lever arm for searching for new physics if a strategy can be found for triggering on and identifying these decays. We have determined that the decay sequence B ..-->.. J/psi + X followed by the decay of the J/psi ..-->.. ..mu../sup +/..mu../sup -/ presents an opportunity to both trigger on and to unambiguously distinguish b anti b events from the total cross section events.

Cox, B.; Wagoner, D.E.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near- and subbarrier elastic and quasielastic scattering of the weakly bound {sup 6}Li projectile on {sup 144}Sm  

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High-precision data of backward-angle elastic and quasielastic scattering for the weakly bound {sup 6}Li projectile on {sup 144}Sm target at deep-sub-barrier, near-, and above-barrier energies were measured. From the deep-sub-barrier data, the surface diffuseness of the nuclear interacting potential was studied. Barrier distributions were extracted from the first derivatives of the elastic and quasielastic excitation functions. It is shown that sequential breakup through the first resonant state of the {sup 6}Li is an important channel to be included in coupled-channels calculations, even at deep-sub-barrier energies.

Monteiro, D. S.; Otomar, D. R.; Lubian, J.; Gomes, P. R. S. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Av. Litoranea s/n, Gragoata, Niteroi, R.J., 24210-340 (Brazil); Capurro, O. A.; Marti, G. V. [Laboratorio TANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. General Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Arazi, A.; Figueira, J. M.; Heimann, D. Martinez; Negri, A. E.; Pacheco, A. J. [Laboratorio TANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. General Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, Buenos Aires (1033) (Argentina); Niello, J. O. Fernandez [Laboratorio TANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. General Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, Buenos Aires (1033) (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Univ. Nac. de San Martin, San Martin (1650), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Guimaraes, V. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa postal 66318, 05315-970, Sao Paulo, S.P. (Brazil)

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing neutrino physics with a self-consistent treatment of the weak decoupling, nucleosynthesis, and photon decoupling epochs  

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We show that a self-consistent and coupled treatment of the weak decoupling, big bang nucleosynthesis, and photon decoupling epochs can be used to provide new insights and constraints on neutrino sector physics from high-precision measurements of light element abundances and cosmic microwave background observables. Implications of beyond-standard-model physics in cosmology, especially within the neutrino sector, are assessed by comparing predictions against five observables: the baryon energy density, helium abundance, deuterium abundance, effective number of neutrinos, and sum of the light neutrino mass eigenstates. We give examples for constraints on dark radiation, neutrino rest mass, lepton numbers, and scenarios for light and heavy sterile neutrinos.

Grohs, E; Kishimoto, C T; Paris, M W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolysis of weak black liquor: Part II. Effect of process parameters on the energy efficiency of the electrolytic cell  

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A laboratory study of the effect of eight process parameters on the performance of the electrolytic cell when electrolyzing weak black liquor (WBL) showed that current density and temperature are critical to the operation. These two variables showed an interaction effect upon the operation of the cell. The addition of sodium sulfate to the WBL was beneficial to the energy efficiency. No chlorine gas was produced when electrolyzing WBL containing sodium chloride within the pH range of 5.4 to 13.

Cloutier, J.N.; Azarniouch, M.K.; Callender, D.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of MgB2 described by the weak-coupling two-band BCS model  

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Thermodynamics of MgB2 described by the weak-coupling two-band BCS model Todor M. Mishonov,1,2 Valery L. Pokrovsky,3,4 and Hongduo Wei3 1Faculty of Physics, Sofia University ?St. Kliment Ohridski,? 5 James Bourchier Boulevard, BG-1164 Sofia..., Bulgaria 2Laboratorium voor Vaste-Stoffysica en Magnetisme, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001, Belgium 3Department of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4242, USA 4Landau Institute for Theoretical...

Mishonov, TM; Pokrovsky, Valery L.; Wei, HD.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of a relativistic Rankine vortex for a two-constituent superfluid in a weak perturbation of cylindrical symmetry  

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From a recent study of a stationary cylindrical solution for a relativistic two-constituent superfluid at low temperature limit, we propose to specify this solution under the form of a relativistic generalisation of a Rankine vortex (Potential vortex whose the core has a solid body rotation).Then we establish the dynamics of the central line of this vortex by supposing that the deviation from the cylindrical configuration is weak in the neighbourhood of the core of the vortex. In "stiff" material the Nambu-Goto equations are obtained.

B. Boisseau

1999-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging over p-wave pi-production and weak processes in few-nucleon systems with chiral perturbation theory  

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I study an aspect of chiral perturbation theory (\\chi PT) which enables one to ``bridge'' different reactions. That is, an operator fixed in one of the reactions can then be used to predict the other. For this purpose, I calculate the partial wave amplitude for the p-wave pion production (pp\\to pn\\pi^+) using the pion production operator from the lowest and the next nonvanishing orders. The operator includes a contact operator whose coupling has been fixed using a matrix element of a low-energy weak process (pp\\to de^+\

Satoshi X. Nakamura

2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the Weak Charge of the Proton and the Hadronic Parity Violation of the N -> {Delta} Transition  

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Qweak will determine the weak charge of the proton, Q{sup p}{sub W}, via an asymmetry measurement of parity-violating elastic electron-proton scattering at low four momentum transfer to a precision of 4%. Q{sup p}{sub W} has a firm Standard Model prediction and is related to the weak mixing angle, sin{sup 2} {Theta}{sub W}, a well-defined Standard Model parameter. Qweak will probe a subset of new physics to the TeV mass scale and test the Standard Model. The details of how this measurement was performed and the analysis of the 25% elastic dataset will be presented in this thesis. Also, an analysis of an auxiliary measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in the N -> {Delta} transition is presented. It is used as a systematic inelastic background correction in the elastic analysis and to extract information about the hadronic parity violation through the low energy constant, d{sub Delta}. The elastic asymmetry at Q{sup 2} = 0.0252 ± 0.0007 GeV{sup 2} was measured to be A{sub ep} = -265 ± 40 ± 22 ± 68 ppb (stat., sys., and blinding). Extrapolated to Q{sup 2} = 0, the value of the proton's weak charge was measured to be Q{sup p}{sub W} = 0.077 ± 0.019 (stat. and sys.) ± 0.026 (blinding). This is within 1 {sigma} of the Standard Model prediction of Q{sup p}{sub W} = 0.0705 ± 0.0008. The N -> {Delta} inelastic asymmetry at Q{sup 2} = 0.02078 ± 0.0005 GeV{sup 2} and W = 1205 MeV was measured to be A{sub inel} = -3.03 ± 0.65 ± 0.73 ± 0.07 ppm (stat., sys., and blinding). This result constrains the low energy constant to be d{sub {Delta}} = 5.8 ± 22g{sub {pi}}, and, if the result of the G0 experiment is included, d{sub {Delta}} = 5.8 ± 17g{sub {pi}}. This result rules out suggested large values of d{sub {Delta}} motivated by radiative hyperon decays. The elastic measurement is the first direct measurement of the weak charge of the proton while the inelastic measurement is only the second measurement of the neutral current excitation of the {Delta} resonance. It is currently the best constraint for the low energy constant, d{sub {Delta}.

John Leacock

2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Atomic Coherence on Absorption in Four-level Systems: an Analytical study  

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Absorption profile of a four-level ladder atomic system interacting with three driving fields is studied perturbatively and analytical results are presented. Numerical results where the driving field strengths are treated upto all orders are presented. The absorption features is studied in two regimes, i) the weak middle transition coupling, i.e. $\\Omega_2 >\\Omega_{1,3}$. In case i), it is shown that the ground state absorption and the saturation characteristics of the population of level 2 reveal deviation due to the presence of upper level couplings. In particular, the saturation curve for the population of level 2 shows a dip for $\\Omega_1 = \\Omega_3$. While the populations of levels 3 and 4 show a maxima when this resonance condition is satisfied. Thus the resonance condition provides a criterion for maximally populating the upper levels. A second order perturbation calculation reveals the nature of this minima (maxima). In the second case, I report two important features: a) Filtering of the Aulter-Townes doublet in the three-peak absorption profile of the ground state, which is achieved by detuning only the upper most coupling field, and b) control of line-width by controlling the strength of the upper coupling fields. This filtering technique coupled with the control of linewidth could prove to be very useful for high resolution studies.

S N Sandhya

2006-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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potential function derived from the original weak membrane energy function that promotes formation of discontinuities, through the variation of a control parameter.  

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131 potential function derived from the original weak membrane energy function that promotes function is approached rather than being approximated, the original intent of the objective function a sequence of objective functions that more closely approximate the original objective function

Duncan, James S.

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A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats  

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) in Extension. The second part sought to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) related to the use of Moodle as a Course Management System within eXtension. Interviews were conducted with five individuals knowledgeable...

Hightower, Tayla Elise

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

402

Role of exchange in density-functional theory for weakly interacting systems: Quantum Monte Carlo analysis of electron density and interaction energy  

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We analyze the density-functional theory (DFT) description of weak interactions by employing diffusion and reptation quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) calculations, for a set of benzene-molecule complexes. While the binding energies ...

Grossman, Jeffrey C.

403

Lecture course on Sea level variations  

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level rise from tide gauges "viewpoint of the solid Earth" "A tide staff" Rate is ~ 20 cm/century 7 Level rise between 1993 and 2010 by satellite ALTIMETRY Sea level is rising (by altimetry) "viewpoint of space" 1993-2010 8Friday, November 11, 2011 #12;Sea level will be rising (IPCC scenarios) Figure 11

Cerveny, Vlastislav

404

Fluctuation properties of laser light after interaction with an atomic system: comparison between two-level and multilevel atomic transitions  

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The complex internal atomic structure involved in radiative transitions has an effect on the spectrum of fluctuations (noise) of the transmitted light. A degenerate transition has different properties in this respect than a pure two-level transition. We investigate these variations by studying a certain transition between two degenerate atomic levels for different choices of the polarization state of the driving laser. For circular polarization, corresponding to the textbook two-level atom case, the optical spectrum shows the characteristic Mollow triplet for strong laser drive, while the corresponding noise spectrum exhibits squeezing in some frequency ranges. For a linearly polarized drive, corresponding to the case of a multilevel system, additional features appear in both optical and noise spectra. These differences are more pronounced in the regime of a weakly driven transition: whereas the two-level case essentially exhibits elastic scattering, the multilevel case has extra noise terms related to sponta...

Lezama, A; Kastberg, A; Tanzilli, S; Kaiser, R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Strong and Weak Lensing United III: Measuring the Mass Distribution of the Merging Galaxy Cluster 1E0657-56  

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The galaxy cluster 1E0657-56 (z = 0.296) is remarkably well-suited for addressing outstanding issues in both galaxy evolution and fundamental physics. We present a reconstruction of the mass distribution from both strong and weak gravitational lensing data. Multi-color, high-resolution HST ACS images allow detection of many more arc candidates than were previously known, especially around the subcluster. Using the known redshift of one of the multiply imaged systems, we determine the remaining source redshifts using the predictive power of the strong lens model. Combining this information with shape measurements of ''weakly'' lensed sources, we derive a high-resolution, absolutely-calibrated mass map, using no assumptions regarding the physical properties of the underlying cluster potential. This map provides the best available quantification of the total mass of the central part of the cluster. We also confirm the result from Clowe et al. (2004, 2006a) that the total mass does not trace the baryonic mass.

Bradac, Marusa; Clowe, Douglas; Gonzalez, Anthony H.; Marshall, Phil; Forman, William; Jones, Christine; Markevitch, Maxim; Randall, Scott; Schrabback, Tim; Zaritsky,; /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Bonn, Inst. Astrophys. /Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ. /Florida U. /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.

2006-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

406

In-situ weak-beam and polarization control of multidimensional laser sidebands for ultrafast optical switching  

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All-optical switching has myriad applications in optoelectronics, optical communications, and quantum information technology. To achieve ultrafast optical switching in a compact yet versatile setup, we demonstrate distinct sets of two-dimensional (2D) broadband up-converted multicolor arrays (BUMAs) in a thin type-I ?-barium-borate crystal with two noncollinear near-IR femtosecond pulses at various phase-matching conditions. The unique interaction mechanism is revealed as quadratic spatial solitons (QSSs)-coupled cascaded four-wave mixing (CFWM), corroborated by numerical calculations of the governing phase-matching conditions. Broad and continuous spectral-spatial tunability of the 2D BUMAs are achieved by varying the time delay between the two incident pulses that undergo CFWM interaction, rooted in the chirped nature of the weak white light and the QSSs generation of the intense fundamental beam. The control of 2D BUMAs is accomplished via seeding a weak second-harmonic pulse in situ to suppress the 2D arrays with polarization dependence on the femtosecond timescale that matches the control pulse duration of ?35 fs. A potential application is proposed on femtosecond all-optical switching in an integrated wavelength-time division multiplexing device.

Liu, Weimin; Wang, Liang; Fang, Chong, E-mail: Chong.Fang@oregonstate.edu [Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (United States)

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

407

Topics in phenomenology of unified gauge theories of weak, electromagnetic, and strong interactions  

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Three phenomenological analyses on the current unification theories of elementary particle interactions are presented. In Chapter I, the neutral current phenomenology of a class of supersymmetric SU(2) x U(1) x U tilde(1) models is analyzed. A model with the simplest fermion and Higgs structure allowing a realistic mass spectrum is considered first. Its neutral current sector is parametrized in terms of two mixing angles and the strength of the new U tilde(1) interactions. Expressions for low-energy model-independent parameters are derived and compared with those of the standard model. Bounds on the neutral gauge boson masses are obtained from the data for various neutrino interactions, eD scattering, and the asymmetry in e/sup +/e/sup -/ ..-->.. ..mu../sup +/..mu../sup -/. In Chapter II, the evolution of fermion mass in grand unified theories is reexamined. In particular, the question of gauge invariance of mass ratios in left-right asymmetric theories is considered. A simple expression is derived for the evolution of the Higgs-fermion-fermion coupling which essentially governs the scale dependence of fermion mass. At the one loop level the expression is gauge invariant and involves only the representation content of left- and right-handed fermions but not that of Higgs. The corresponding expression for supersymmetric theories is also given. In Chapter III, the production and the subsequent decays of a heavy lepton pair L/sup + -/ near the Z peak in e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation are considered as a test of the standard model. The longitudinal polarization is derived from the spin-dependent production cross-section, and the decays L ..-->.. ..pi.. nu and L ..-->.. l nu nu are used as helicity analyzers.

Kang, Y.S.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Optimizing High Level Waste Disposal  

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If society is ever to reap the potential benefits of nuclear energy, technologists must close the fuel-cycle completely. A closed cycle equates to a continued supply of fuel and safe reactors, but also reliable and comprehensive closure of waste issues. High level waste (HLW) disposal in borosilicate glass (BSG) is based on 1970s era evaluations. This host matrix is very adaptable to sequestering a wide variety of radionuclides found in raffinates from spent fuel reprocessing. However, it is now known that the current system is far from optimal for disposal of the diverse HLW streams, and proven alternatives are available to reduce costs by billions of dollars. The basis for HLW disposal should be reassessed to consider extensive waste form and process technology research and development efforts, which have been conducted by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), international agencies and the private sector. Matching the waste form to the waste chemistry and using currently available technology could increase the waste content in waste forms to 50% or more and double processing rates. Optimization of the HLW disposal system would accelerate HLW disposition and increase repository capacity. This does not necessarily require developing new waste forms, the emphasis should be on qualifying existing matrices to demonstrate protection equal to or better than the baseline glass performance. Also, this proposed effort does not necessarily require developing new technology concepts. The emphasis is on demonstrating existing technology that is clearly better (reliability, productivity, cost) than current technology, and justifying its use in future facilities or retrofitted facilities. Higher waste processing and disposal efficiency can be realized by performing the engineering analyses and trade-studies necessary to select the most efficient methods for processing the full spectrum of wastes across the nuclear complex. This paper will describe technologies being evaluated at Idaho National Laboratory and the facilities we’ve designed to evaluate options and support optimization.

Dirk Gombert

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Homolumo gap from dynamical energy levels  

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We introduce a dynamical matrix model where the matrix is interpreted as a Hamiltonian representing interaction of a bosonic system with a single fermion. We show how a system of second-quantized fermions influences the ground state of the whole system by producing a gap between the highest eigenvalue of the occupied single-fermion states and the lowest eigenvalue of the unoccupied single-fermion states. We describe the development of the gap in both the strong and weak coupling regimes, while for the intermediate coupling strength we expect formation of homolumo kinks.

Andric, I.; Jonke, L.; Jurman, D.; Nielsen, H. B. [Theoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, P.O. Box 180, 10002 Zagreb (Croatia); Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen DK 2100 (Denmark)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High Level Waste System Plan Revision 9  

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Revision 9 of the High Level Waste System Plan documents the current operating strategy of the HLW System at SRS to receive, store, treat, and dispose of high-level waste.

Davis, N.R.; Wells, M.N.; Choi, A.S.; Paul, P.; Wise, F.E.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Level Radioactive Waste Authority (Michigan)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Federal laws passed in 1980 and 1985 made each state responsible for the low-level radioactive waste produced within its borders. Act 204 of 1987 created the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Authority ...

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Action and Inaction Levels in Pest Management.  

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1984 Action and Inaction Levels in Pest Management Winfield Sterling Department of Entomology Texas A&M University and The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station College Station, Texas 77843 Contents Introduction... of pests does the maintenance of pests below economic (112). The term inaction level for the density of enemies sufficient to maintain the pests below level is suggested (29). McDaniel & Sterling an example of an inaction level. They a ratio of one...

Sterling, Winfield

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY CO-ADD: CROSS-CORRELATION WEAK LENSING AND TOMOGRAPHY OF GALAXY CLUSTERS  

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The shapes of distant galaxies are sheared by intervening galaxy clusters. We examine this effect in Stripe 82, a 275 deg{sup 2} region observed multiple times in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and co-added to achieve greater depth. We obtain a mass-richness calibration that is similar to other SDSS analyses, demonstrating that the co-addition process did not adversely affect the lensing signal. We also propose a new parameterization of the effect of tomography on the cluster lensing signal which does not require binning in redshift, and we show that using this parameterization we can detect tomography for stacked clusters at varying redshifts. Finally, due to the sensitivity of the tomographic detection to accurately marginalize over the effect of the cluster mass, we show that tomography at low redshift (where dependence on exact cosmological models is weak) can be used to constrain mass profiles in clusters.

Simet, Melanie; Dodelson, Scott [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Kubo, Jeffrey M.; Annis, James T.; Hao Jiangang; Johnston, David; Lin, Huan; Soares-Santos, Marcelle [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Reis, Ribamar R. R. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Seo, Hee-Jong [Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics and Berkeley Lab, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of a short weak prepulse on laser-triggered front-surface heavy-ion acceleration  

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A suppression of light-ion acceleration (from surface water contaminants) was observed when a moderate-intensity subpicosecond laser pulse was focused on a thick metal target. Simultaneously, an effective generation of high-energy multicharge ions of the target material (Fe) was experimentally observed. A numerical simulation based on the Boltzmann-Vlasov-Poisson model revealed that this is due to the very specific regime of cleaning contaminants from the target surface by the short weak prepulse preceding the main pulse by more than 10 ns and having an intensity below the surface breakdown threshold. Because this prepulse causes the contaminant layer to boil explosively, a low-density gap forms above the target surface. These conditions are consequently favorable for boosting the energy of heavy ions.

Bochkarev, S. G.; Bychenkov, V. Yu. [P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Golovin, G. V.; Uryupina, D. S.; Shulyapov, S. A.; Savel'ev, A. B. [M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, International Laser Centre and Faculty of Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Andriyash, A. V. [The All-Russia Research Institute of Automatics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical analysis of a weakly coupled nonlinear dielectric waveguide -- surface-plasmon model as a new type of Josephson Junction  

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We propose that a weakly-coupled nonlinear dielectric waveguide -- surface-plasmon system can be formulated as a new type of Josephson junction. Such a system can be realized along a metal - dielectric interface where the dielectric medium hosts a nonlinear waveguide (e.g. fiber) for soliton propagation. We demonstrate that the system is in close analogy to the bosonic Josephson-Junction (BJJ) of atomic condensates at very low temperatures, yet exhibits different dynamical features. In particular, the inherently dynamic coupling parameter between soliton and surface-plasmon generates self-trapped oscillatory states at nonzero fractional populations with zero and $\\pi$ time averaged phase difference. The salient features of the dynamics are presented in the phase space.

Ek?io?lu, Yasa; Güven, Kaan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Dynamic performance of static and synchronous compensators at an HVDC inverter bus in a very weak AC system  

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This paper discusses the performance of dynamic voltage control devices at the inverters of very weak ac systems. The types of compensation considered are: (a) static var compensator (SVC), (b) synchronous compensator (SC), (c) a mix of the two and (d) fixed capacitors. Although the primary purpose of these compensators is to control voltage at the ac bus, their dynamic performance during system disturbances is a very important factor. The investigation includes the behavior of the various voltage control options under ac and dc disturbances. The paper shows that the SVC has the fastest response for load rejection type of overvoltages, but can cause serious problems with recovery during undervoltages caused by single phase faults. The CIGRE benchmark model for HVdc control studies has been modified and used in this study. In particular the effect of local load has been included.

Nayak, O.B.; Gole, A.M. (Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada)); Chapman, D.G.; Davies, J.B. (Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg (Canada))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical analysis of a weakly coupled nonlinear dielectric waveguide: Surface-plasmon model as another type of Josephson junction  

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We propose that a weakly coupled nonlinear dielectric waveguide surface-plasmon system can be formulated as another type of Josephson junction. Such a system can be realized along a metal-dielectric interface where the dielectric medium hosts a nonlinear waveguide (e.g., fiber) for soliton propagation. We demonstrate that the system is in close analogy to the bosonic Josephson junction of atomic condensates at very low temperatures, yet exhibits different dynamical features. In particular, the inherently dynamic coupling parameter between soliton and surface plasmon generates self-trapped oscillatory states at nonzero fractional populations with zero and {pi} time-averaged phase difference. The salient features of the dynamics are presented in the phase space.

Eksioglu, Yasa; Muestecaplioglu, Oezguer E.; Gueven, Kaan [Department of Physics, Koc University, Istanbul (Turkey)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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GaBoDS: The Garching-Bonn Deep Survey -- II. Confirmation of EIS cluster candidates by weak gravitational lensing  

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We report the first confirmation of colour-selected galaxy cluster candidates by means of weak gravitational lensing. Significant lensing signals were identified in the course of the shear-selection programme of dark matter haloes in the Garching-Bonn Deep Survey, which currently covers 20 square degrees of deep, high-quality imaging data on the southern sky. The detection was made in a field that was previously covered by the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS) in 1997. A highly significant shear-selected mass-concentration perfectly coincides with the richest EIS cluster candidate at z~0.2, thus confirming its cluster nature. Several other shear patterns in the field can also be identified with cluster candidates, one of which could possibly be part of a filament at z~0.45.

Mischa Schirmer; Thomas Erben; Peter Schneider; Christian Wolf; Klaus Meisenheimer

2004-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

419

Level Set Implementations on Unstructured Point Cloud  

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Level Set Implementations on Unstructured Point Cloud by HO, Hon Pong A Thesis Submitted;Level Set Implementations on Unstructured Point Cloud by HO, Hon Pong This is to certify that I have implementations on unstructured point cloud 15 3.1 Level set initialization

Duncan, James S.

420

Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise  

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Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise Projections Scientific and Technical Working Group Maryland Climate Change Commission June 26, 2013 #12;Sea-level Rise Expert Group Donald F. Boesch* , University-author of the National Assessment Scenarios report Author of paper(s) on recent sea-level rise ~ Author contributing

Ezer,Tal

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Theory of spiral wave dynamics in weakly excitable media: asymptotic reduction to a kinematic model and applications  

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In a weakly excitable medium, characterized by a large threshold stimulus, the free end of an isolated broken plane wave (wave tip) can either rotate (steadily or unsteadily) around a large excitable core, thereby producing a spiral pattern, or retract causing the wave to vanish at boundaries. An asymptotic analysis of spiral motion and retraction is carried out in this weakly excitable large core regime starting from the free-boundary limit of the reaction-diffusion models, valid when the excited region is delimited by a thin interface. The wave description is shown to naturally split between the tip region and a far region that are smoothly matched on an intermediate scale. This separation allows us to rigorously derive an equation of motion for the wave tip, with the large scale motion of the spiral wavefront slaved to the tip. This kinematic description provides both a physical picture and exact predictions for a wide range of wave behavior, including: (i) steady rotation (frequency and core radius), (ii) exact treatment of the meandering instability in the free-boundary limit with the prediction that the frequency of unstable motion is half the primary steady frequency (iii) drift under external actions (external field with application to axisymmetric scroll ring motion in three-dimensions, and spatial or/and time-dependent variation of excitability), and (iv) the dynamics of multi-armed spiral waves with the new prediction that steadily rotating waves with two or more arms are linearly unstable. Numerical simulations of FitzHug-Nagumo kinetics are used to test several aspects of our results. In addition, we discuss the semi-quantitative extension of this theory to finite cores and pinpoint mathematical subtleties related to the thin interface limit of singly diffusive reaction-diffusion models.

Vincent Hakim; Alain Karma

1999-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

422

Heat transport through a quantum Brownian harmonic chain beyond the weak-coupling regime: An exact treatment  

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We consider a linear chain of quantum harmonic oscillators, in which the number of the individual oscillators is given by an arbitrary number N, and each oscillator is coupled at an arbitrary strength kappa to its nearest neighbors ("intra-coupling"), as well as the two end oscillators of the chain are coupled at an arbitrary strength c_nu to two separate baths at arbitrarily different temperatures, respectively. We derive an exact closed expression for the steady-state heat current flowing from a hot bath through the chain to a cold bath, in the Drude-Ullersma damping model going beyond the Markovian damping. This allows us to explore the behavior of heat current relative to the intra-coupling strength as a control parameter, especially in pursuit of the heat power amplification. Then it turns out that in the weak-coupling regime (kappa, c_nu heat current is small, as expected, and almost independent of chain length N, hence violating Fourier's law of heat conduction; this is consistent to the earlier results obtained within the rotating wave approximation for the intra-coupling as well as in the Born-Markov approximation for the chain-bath coupling. Beyond the weak-coupling regime, on the other hand, we typically observe that with increase of the intra-coupling strength the heat current is gradually amplified, and reaches its maximum value at some specific coupling strength kappa_R "resonant" to a given chain-bath coupling strength. Also, the behavior of heat current versus chain length appears typically in such a way that the magnitude of current reaches its maximum with N=1 and then gradually decreases with increase of the chain length, being in fact almost N-independent in the range of N large enough. As a result, Fourier's law proves violated also in this regime.

Ilki Kim

2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

423

ON DARK PEAKS AND MISSING MASS: A WEAK-LENSING MASS RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MERGING CLUSTER SYSTEM A520 ,  

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Merging clusters of galaxies are unique in their power to directly probe and place limits on the self-interaction cross-section of dark matter. Detailed observations of several merging clusters have shown the intracluster gas to be displaced from the centroids of dark matter and galaxy density by ram pressure, while the latter components are spatially coincident, consistent with collisionless dark matter. This has been used to place upper limits on the dark matter particle self-interaction cross-section of order 1 cm{sup 2} g{sup -1}. The cluster A520 has been seen as a possible exception. We revisit A520 presenting new Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys mosaic images and a Magellan image set. We perform a detailed weak-lensing analysis and show that the weak-lensing mass measurements and morphologies of the core galaxy-filled structures are mostly in good agreement with previous works. There is, however, one significant difference: We do not detect the previously claimed 'dark core' that contains excess mass with no significant galaxy overdensity at the location of the X-ray plasma. This peak has been suggested to be indicative of a large self-interaction cross-section for dark matter (at least {approx}5{sigma} larger than the upper limit of 0.7 cm{sup 2} g{sup -1} determined by observations of the Bullet Cluster). We find no such indication and instead find that the mass distribution of A520, after subtraction of the X-ray plasma mass, is in good agreement with the luminosity distribution of the cluster galaxies. We conclude that A520 shows no evidence to contradict the collisionless dark matter scenario.

Clowe, Douglas [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, 251B Clippinger Labs, Athens, OH 45701 (United States); Markevitch, Maxim [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 662, 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20706 (United States); Bradac, Marusa [Department of Physics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Gonzalez, Anthony H.; Chung, Sun Mi [Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Massey, Richard [Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Zaritsky, Dennis, E-mail: clowe@ohio.edu [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced collective focusing of intense neutralized ion beam pulses in the presence of weak solenoidal magnetic fields  

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The design of ion drivers for warm dense matter and high energy density physics applications and heavy ion fusion involves transverse focusing and longitudinal compression of intense ion beams to a small spot size on the target. To facilitate the process, the compression occurs in a long drift section filled with a dense background plasma, which neutralizes the intense beam self-fields. Typically, the ion bunch charge is better neutralized than its current, and as a result a net self-pinching (magnetic) force is produced. The self-pinching effect is of particular practical importance, and is used in various ion driver designs in order to control the transverse beam envelope. In the present work we demonstrate that this radial self-focusing force can be significantly enhanced if a weak (B {approx} 100 G) solenoidal magnetic field is applied inside the neutralized drift section, thus allowing for substantially improved transport. It is shown that in contrast to magnetic self-pinching, the enhanced collective self-focusing has a radial electric field component and occurs as a result of the overcompensation of the beam charge by plasma electrons, whereas the beam current becomes well-neutralized. As the beam leaves the neutralizing drift section, additional transverse focusing can be applied. For instance, in the neutralized drift compression experiments (NDCX) a strong (several Tesla) final focus solenoid is used for this purpose. In the present analysis we propose that the tight final focus in the NDCX experiments may possibly be achieved by using a much weaker (few hundred Gauss) magnetic lens, provided the ion beam carries an equal amount of co-moving neutralizing electrons from the preceding drift section into the lens. In this case the enhanced focusing is provided by the collective electron dynamics strongly affected by a weak applied magnetic field.

Dorf, Mikhail A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Davidson, Ronald C.; Kaganovich, Igor D.; Startsev, Edward A. [Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of the uncertainty in ?-captures on {sup 22}Ne on the weak s-process in massive stars  

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Massive stars at solar metallicity contribute to the production of heavy elements with atomic masses between A = 60 and A = 90 via the so-called weak s-process (which takes place during core He and shell C burning phases). Furthermore, recent studies have shown that rotation boosts the s-process production in massive stars at low metallicities, with a production that may reach the barium neutron-magic peak. These results are very sensitive to neutron source and neutron poison reaction rates. For the weak s-process, the main neutron source is the reaction {sup 22}Ne(?,n){sup 25}Mg, which is in competition with {sup 22}Ne(?,?){sup 26}Mg. The uncertainty of both rates strongly affects the nucleosynthesis predictions from stellar model calculations. In this study, we investigate the impact of the uncertainty in ?-captures on {sup 22}Ne on the s-process nucleosynthesis in massive stars both at solar and at very low metallicity. For this purpose, we post-process, with the Nugrid mppnp code, non-rotating and rotating evolutionary models 25M{sub ?} stars at two different metallicities: Z = Z{sub ?} and Z = 10{sup ?5}Z{sub ?}, respectively. Our results show that uncertainty of {sup 22}Ne(?,n){sup 25}Mg and {sup 22}Ne(?,?){sup 26}Mg rates have a significant impact on the final elemental production especially for metal poor rotating models. Beside uncertainties in the neutron source reactions, for fast rotating massive stars at low metallicity we revisit the impact of the neutron poisoning effect by the reaction chain {sup 16}O(n,?){sup 17}O(?,?){sup 21}Ne, in competition with the {sup 17}O(?,n){sup 20}Ne, recycling the neutrons captured by {sup 16}O.

Nishimura, N. [Astrophysics group, EPSAM, Keele University, Keele, ST5 1BH, UK and NuGrid Project (United Kingdom); Hirschi, R. [Astrophysics group, EPSAM, Keele University, Keele, ST5 1BH, UK and Kavli IPMU (WPI), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, 277-8583 (Japan); Pignatari, M. [NuGrid Project and Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel, CH-4056 (Switzerland); Herwig, F. [NuGrid Project and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P5C2 (Canada); Beard, M. [NuGrid Project and Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Imbriani, G. [Dipartiment di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Napoli (Italy); Görres, J.; Boer, R. J. de; Wiescher, M. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Warming and Caspian Sea Level Fluctuations  

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Coastal regions have a high social, economical and environmental importance. Due to this importance the sea level fluctuations can have many bad consequences. In this research the correlation between the increasing trend of temperature in coastal stations due to Global Warming and the Caspian Sea level has been established. The Caspian Sea level data has been received from the Jason-1 satellite. It was resulted that the monthly correlation between the temperature and sea level is high and also positive and almost the same for all the stations. But the yearly correlation was negative. It means that the sea level has decreased by the increase in temperature.

Ardakanian, Reza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AVTA Voltec AC Level 1 and Level 2 Charging Systems Testing Results...  

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Eaton AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results AVTA: Aerovironment AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results AVTA: Siemens-VersiCharge AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results...

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Faraday Discuss. Chem. SOC.,1982, 73, 339-355 Predissociation of Weak-anisotropy Van der Waals Molecules  

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, Canada N2L 3Gl Received 25th January, 1982 Widths and energies for predissociating levels of Hz-inert-gas Van der Waals molecules are calculated by solving the close-coupling equations for accurate potential-energy for calculating level energiesand widths. None of these is found to be entirely satisfactory, and a new method

Le Roy, Robert J.

429

Seleno groups control the energy-level alignment between conjugated organic molecules and metals  

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The charge injection from metallic electrodes into hole transporting layers of organic devices often suffers from deviations from vacuum-level alignment at the interface. Even for weakly interacting cases, Pauli repulsion causes an interface dipole between the metal and conjugated organic molecules (COMs) (so called “push-back” or “cushion” effect), which leads notoriously to an increase of the hole injection barrier. On the other hand, for chalcogenol self assembled monolayers (SAMs) on metal surfaces, chemisorption via the formation of chalcogen-metal bonds is commonly observed. In these cases, the energy-level alignment is governed by chalcogen-derived interface states in the vicinity of the metal Fermi-level. In this work, we present X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy data that demonstrate that the interfacial energy-level alignment mechanism found for chalcogenol SAMs also applies to seleno-functionalized COMs. This can be exploited to mitigate the push-back effect at metal contacts, notably also when COMs with low ionization energies are employed, permitting exceedingly low hole injection barriers, as shown here for the interfaces of tetraseleno-tetracene with Au(111), Ag(111), and Cu(111)

Niederhausen, Jens; Heimel, Georg; Wilke, Andreas; Rabe, Jürgen P. [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany)] [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Duhm, Steffen [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan) [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Bürker, Christoph; Schreiber, Frank [Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen (Germany)] [Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen (Germany); Xin, Qian [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan) [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); School of Physics, Shandong University, 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan 250100 (China); Vollmer, Antje [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, BESSY II, 12489 Berlin (Germany)] [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, BESSY II, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Kera, Satoshi; Ueno, Nobuo [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); Koch, Norbert [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany) [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, BESSY II, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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NEAMS VLTS project : level 2 milestone summary.  

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The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Very Long Term Storage (VLTS) Project is to develop a simple, benchmark model that describes the performance of Zry4 d-hydrides in cladding, under conditions of long-term storage of used fuel. This model will be used to further explore the requirements of hydride modeling for used fuel storage and transport. It is expected that this model will be further developed as its weaknesses are understood, and as a basis of comparison as the Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Campaign explores more comprehensive, multiscale approaches. Cladding hydride processes, a thermal model, a hydride model API, and the initial implementation of the J2Fiber hydride model is documented in this report.

Hansen, Glen A.; Ostien, Jakob T.; Chen, Qiushi

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and  

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions Mansour Department of Mathematics, Haifa University, Israel #12;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 3 Definitions · A composition = 12 . . . m of n N

Heubach, Silvia

432

Combining Unit-level Symbolic Execution and System-level Concrete Execution for Testing NASA  

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Combining Unit-level Symbolic Execution and System-level Concrete Execution for Testing NASA-level concrete execution for generating test cases that satisfy user-specified testing criteria. We have to testing complex safety critical software that combines unit-level symbolic execution and system

Pasareanu, Corina

433

Briefing Paper The child welfare implications of problem debt  

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where contact is not completely lost the child may have to cope with frequent moves between parental on the ability of some parents to undertake paid employment. They are therefore more vulnerable to income difficulties within the household; the duration of these; and the coping strategies employed by parents

Birmingham, University of

434

Household Need for Liquidity and the Credit Card Debt Puzzle  

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Vendemia. 2006. “The CE and the PCE: A Comparison”. Monthlymeasurement. This is the CEX/PCE ratio, which calculates howdi?erently than in the PCE, so that the aggregated CEX

Telyukova, Irina A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Debt financing and the dynamics of agency costs  

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III.B.3 Econometric Speci?cation . . . . . . . . . . III.Cand Cointegration,” Econometric Theory, 21(4), 795–837. Bvariable construction and econometric speci?cation. Section

Cao, Bolong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Banking on Solar: Debt Finance in Today's Distributed Market (Poster)  

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Over the last two years, several entities - from banks to credit unions to solar finance companies -have rolled out distributed solar-specific loan programs in the United States. These solar-specific loans are a distinct loan in that the underwriting, loan terms, lender security interest, and other programmatic aspects are designed exclusively for the financing of solar installations. Until recently, loan financing for distributed solar installations was largely through home equity loans, commercial loans, and other standardized loan products available to homeowners and businesses for general expenditures. However, as the U.S. solar market matures, so too are its financing options, and solar-specific loans stand to gain market share. This poster was presented at the Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas, NV in October 2014.

Louder, T.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Columbia Generating Station debt options for rate relief - November 2005  

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438

Essays in weak identification  

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Economic researchers and policymakers need reliable tools both to estimate economic relationships and to measure the uncertainty surrounding their estimates. Unfortunately, economic data sometimes contains limited information ...

Andrews, Isaiah Smith

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Weak covering properties  

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- ioris are in the lite! ature, but we viill use only ono; a space X has a 0, -diag inal iff it has a G&-diagona'I a: above and we can further require that el{st(p, G. +1))~st(p, G. ) for all p, i: c Xx. .'. Ther e 'ii e iiiany o iiier pr' o, iert1es a... rank iff ior some and any Cc ~, +1(B ), If 4 = ~ A . and j&k j definition) then & nC }! 0 implies CD~C} for sone C?, C1 cc . each. } . has rank one (i. e. i='I in rhe above 3 is said to have finite big rank. , I'el'ini l. ion A space is bas...

Hackler, Donald Bruce

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Weak bisimulation Concurrency Theory  

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} with f (in) = in and f (out) = com and g(in) = com and g(out) = out oB = in.out.oB Joost-Pieter Katoen

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A Refined Numerical Result on the First Excitation Energy in the Two-Level Pairing Model  

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The first excitation energy in the two-level pairing model is investigated in terms of the equilibrium and the small fluctuation around it. The basic idea is an extension of results presented in a previous paper by the present authors. In this investigation, the result obtained in the previous paper plays a central role: At the limit of the weak and the strong interaction strength, the results are in good agreement with the exact one. The former and the latter are calculated in the framework of the $su(2)\\otimes su(1,1)$- and the $su(2)\\otimes su(2)$-coherent state, respectively. On the basis of the above conclusion, the intermediate region for the interaction strength is described in terms of the idea of the interpolation and it is shown that the agreement of the result with the exact one is quite good.

Y. Tsue; C. Providencia; J. da Providencia; M. Yamamura

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

442

Fabrication of superconducting metal-oxide textiles by heating impregnated polymeric material in a weakly oxidizing atmosphere  

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A process is described for producing crystalline fibers, textiles or shapes comprised of YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub 7[minus]x] where x varies from about 0 to about 0.4, said process comprising: (a) impregnating a preformed organic polymeric material with three metal compounds to provide metal elements in said material in substantially the atomic ratio occurring in said YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub 7[minus]x]; (b) heating said impregnated material in a weakly oxidizing atmosphere containing from about 0.05% to about 2% oxygen by volume to a temperature sufficiently high to at least partially pyrolize and oxidize said organic material and at least partially oxidize said metal compounds substantially without ignition of said organic material and without formation of a molten phase or reaching a decomposition temperature of said YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub 7[minus]x]; and (c) cooling the resulting material in at least a moderately oxidizing atmosphere to room temperature so as to obtain said fibers, textiles or shapes.

Van den Sype, J.S.

1993-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the weak mixing angle with the Drell-Yan process in proton-proton collisions at the LHC  

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A multivariate likelihood method to measure electroweak couplings with the Drell-Yan process at the LHC is presented. The process is described by the dilepton rapidity, invariant mass, and decay angle distributions. The decay angle ambiguity due to the unknown assignment of the scattered constituent quark and antiquark to the two protons in a collision is resolved statistically using correlations between the observables. The method is applied to a sample of dimuon events from proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.1 inverse femtobarns. From the dominant u-ubar, d-dbar to gamma*/Z to opposite sign dimuons process, the effective weak mixing angle parameter is measured to be sin^2(theta[eff]) = 0.2287 +/- 0.0020 (stat.) +/- 0.0025 (syst.). This result is consistent with measurements from other processes, as expected within the standard model.

Chatrchyan, S. [Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia); et al.,

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Fast System Level Benchmarks for Multicore Architectures  

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Fast System Level Benchmarks for Multicore Architectures Alper Sen, Gokcehan Kara Etem Deniz, Smail level synthetic benchmarks from traditional bench- marks. Synthetic benchmarks have similar performance behavior as the original benchmarks that they are generated from and they can run faster. Synthetics can

Sen, Alper

445

Advantages of a Leveled Commitment Contracting Protocol  

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Advantages of a Leveled Commitment Contracting Protocol Tuomas W. Sandholm and Victor R. Lesser 7, 1995 #12; Advantages of a Leveled Commitment Contracting Protocol Tuomas W. Sandholm and Victor R, contracts have traditionally been binding. Such contracts do not al­ low agents to efficiently accommodate

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

446

Seminar -4. letnik Landau Levels in Graphene  

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Seminar - 4. letnik Landau Levels in Graphene Author: Zala Lenarcic Mentor: prof. Anton Ramsak Ljubljana, December 2010 Abstract In this seminar I present graphene, a new material with promising to graphene's unusual energy dispersion. I will derive Landau levels for standard electrons, for electrons

Ramsak, Anton

447

Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation  

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of automation than previous NASA vehicles, due to program requirements for automation, including Automated Ren into a human space flight vehicle, NASA has created the Function-specific Level of Autonomy and Automation Tool levels of automation than previous NASA vehicles. A key technology to the success of the CEV

Valasek, John

448

Provably Efficient Two-Level Adaptive Scheduling  

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processor reallocation, our schedulers provide control over the scheduling overhead and ensure effectiveProvably Efficient Two-Level Adaptive Scheduling Yuxiong He1 , Wen-Jing Hsu1 , and Charles E. Multiprocessor scheduling in a shared multiprogramming en- vironment can be structured in two levels, where

Feitelson, Dror

449

An Integrated Low Level Heat Recovery System  

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A large amount of low level thermal energy is lost to air or water in a typical petroleum refinery. This paper discusses a complex integrated low level heat recovery system that is being engineered for installation in a large petroleum refinery...

Sierra, A. V., Jr.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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arXiv:1412.0916v1[quant-ph]2Dec2014 Quantum Trajectories based on the Weak Value  

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-0033, Japan 2 Theory Center, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, High Energy Accelerator Research for an ensemble of parti- cles by combining the weak value of the momentum and the determination of the position of the position disturbs the momentum of the particle rendering the successive determination of the position

Tsutsui, Izumi

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n-lnAs/GaAs heterostructure superconducting weak Hnks with Nb A. W. Kleinsasser, T. N. Jackson, G. D. Pettit, H. Schmid, J. M. Woodall, and  

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1986) We report on the fabrication and characterization of planar superconductor-normal- superconductor-effect transistors (FETs), 1-4 which were first proposed a number of years ago.5 - 7 These are superconductor-normal-superconductorn-lnAs/GaAs heterostructure superconducting weak Hnks with Nb electrodes A. W. Kleinsasser, T. N

Woodall, Jerry M.

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IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 4, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2007 649 A Weak-Constraint-Based Data Assimilation Scheme  

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IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 4, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2007 649 A Weak and momentum fluxes, especially sensible and latent heat fluxes, between the land surface and the atmospheric way to achieve this goal of mapping fluxes on a regional scale is to use remote sensing techniques

Liang, Shunlin

453

How does one weakly electric fish locate and find another electric fish in its environment? One way is to orient to the  

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How does one weakly electric fish locate and find another electric fish in its environment? One way is to orient to the electric discharges that the second fish produces using passive electrolocation. Passive electrolocation differs from active electrolocation in that the fish relies entirely upon exafferent rather than

Hopkins, Carl D.

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CVS $Revision: 2.2 $Date: 2001/10/10 02:28:52 Accepted to AJ Shapes and Shears, Stars and Smears: Optimal Measurements for Weak  

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: Optimal Measurements for Weak Lensing G. M. Bernstein & M. Jarvis Dept. of Astronomy, University became available (Valdes, Tyson, & Jarvis 1983; Tyson et al. 1984). Furthermore, optical and atmospheric not occur until CCD images of suÃ?cient depth and #12;eld were available (Tyson, Valdes, & Wenk 1990

Bernstein, Gary

455

Framework for DOE mixed low-level waste disposal: Site fact sheets  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is required to prepare and submit Site Treatment Plans (STPS) pursuant to the Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCAct). Although the FFCAct does not require that disposal be addressed in the STPS, the DOE and the States recognize that treatment of mixed low-level waste will result in residues that will require disposal in either low-level waste or mixed low-level waste disposal facilities. As a result, the DOE is working with the States to define and develop a process for evaluating disposal-site suitability in concert with the FFCAct and development of the STPS. Forty-nine potential disposal sites were screened; preliminary screening criteria reduced the number of sites for consideration to twenty-six. The DOE then prepared fact sheets for the remaining sites. These fact sheets provided additional site-specific information for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the twenty-six sites as potential disposal sites. The information also provided the basis for discussion among affected States and the DOE in recommending sites for more detailed evaluation.

Gruebel, M.M.; Waters, R.D.; Hospelhorn, M.B.; Chu, M.S.Y. [eds.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of loosely bound levels for three-body quantum systems using hyperspherical coordinates with a mapping procedure  

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In view of modelization of experiments involving cold atoms and molecules, we develop a method that allows us to calculate weakly bound levels of triatomic molecules. The method combines (1) the hyperspherical coordinates to describe interparticle motion in the three-body system, (2) the solution of the Schroedinger equation in two steps: determination of adiabatic states for a fixed hyper-radius and then solution of a set of coupled hyper-radial equations using the slow variable representation of Tolstikhin et al. [J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 29, L389 (1996)], (3) and a mapping procedure that reduces considerably the number of basis functions needed to represent wave functions of weakly bound levels. We apply the method to the three different systems: the helium trimer {sup 4}He{sub 3}, isotopomers of the H{sub 3}{sup +} ion, and finally a model three-body problem involving three nucleons. For all these systems, we show that the suggested method provides accurate results.

Kokoouline, Viatcheslav [Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 (United States); Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS, Bat. 505, Campus d'Orsay, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Masnou-Seeuws, Francoise [Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS, Bat. 505, Campus d'Orsay, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-correlation Weak Lensing of SDSS galaxy Clusters II: Cluster Density Profiles and the Mass--Richness Relation  

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We interpret and model the statistical weak lensing measurements around 130,000 groups and clusters of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey presented by Sheldon et al. (2007). We present non-parametric inversions of the 2D shear profiles to the mean 3D cluster density and mass profiles in bins of both optical richness and cluster i-band luminosity. Since the mean cluster density profile is proportional to the cluster-mass correlation function, the mean profile is spherically symmetric by the assumptions of large-scale homogeneity and isotropy. We correct the inferred 3D profiles for systematic effects, including non-linear shear and the fact that cluster halos are not all precisely centered on their brightest galaxies. We also model the measured cluster shear profile as a sum of contributions from the brightest central galaxy, the cluster dark matter halo, and neighboring halos. We infer the relations between mean cluster virial mass and optical richness and luminosity over two orders of magnitude in cluster mass; the virial mass at fixed richness or luminosity is determined with a precision of {approx} 13% including both statistical and systematic errors. We also constrain the halo concentration parameter and halo bias as a function of cluster mass; both are in good agreement with predictions from N-body simulations of LCDM models. The methods employed here will be applicable to deeper, wide-area optical surveys that aim to constrain the nature of the dark energy, such as the Dark Energy Survey, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and space-based surveys.

Johnston, David E.; Sheldon, Erin S.; Wechsler, Risa H.; Rozo, Eduardo; Koester, Benjamin P.; Frieman, Joshua A.; McKay, Timothy A.; Evrard, August E.; Becker, Matthew; Annis, James

2007-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

458

Higher levels of the transmon qubit  

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This thesis discusses recent experimental work in measuring the properties of higher levels in transmon qubit systems. The first part includes a thorough overview of transmon devices, explaining the principles of the device ...

Bader, Samuel James

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Low-level waste forum meeting reports  

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This paper provides highlights from the 1992 winter meeting of the Low Level Radioactive Wastes Forum. Topics of discussion included: legal information; state and compact reports; freedom of information requests; and storage.

Sternwheeler, W.D.E.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

460

Low-level waste forum meeting reports  

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This report provides highlights from the 1992 fall meeting of the Low LEvel Radioactive Waste Forum. Topics included: disposal options after 1992; interregional agreements; management alternatives; policy; and storage.

NONE

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploiting level sensitive latches in wire pipelining  

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The present research presents procedures for exploitation of level sensitive latches in wire pipelining. The user gives a Steiner tree, having a signal source and set of destination or sinks, and the location in rectangular plane, capacitive load...

Seth, Vikram

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

462

Continental margin architecture : sea level and climate  

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origin and distribution of gas hydrates in marine sediments,rise: Associations with gas hydrates. Geology, 23: 89-92.sea-level lowstands above gas hydrate-bearing sediments.

Hill, Jenna Catherine

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Response of rice to soil phosphorus levels  

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RESPORSE OF RICE TO SOIL PHOSPHORUS LEVELS MOHJQRiD JL ~ QUDDUS Submitted te the Graduate Sohool of the kgrloultural and Mechanical College of Texas im partial fulfillment of the requirements for the legree of IGLSTER OF SCIENCE Luguet~ 1962... Eager Sub)cot& Agronomy RESPONSE OF RICE TO SOIL PHOSPHORUS LEVELS A Thesis KIHAMNAD Ae QUDDUS Approwed as to style and content by& Chairman of Committee Cpt r Head of Department August, 1962 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author wishes to express his...

Quddus, Mohammad Abdul

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Low-level waste forum meeting reports  

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This paper provides highlights from the spring meeting of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Forum. Topics of discussion included: state and compact reports; New York`s challenge to the constitutionality of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Amendments Act of 1985; DOE technical assistance for 1993; interregional import/export agreements; Department of Transportation requirements; superfund liability; nonfuel bearing components; NRC residual radioactivity criteria.

NONE

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

465

Simulating plant motion with levels of detail  

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SIMULATING PLANT MOTION WITH LEVELS OF DETAIL A Senior Honors Thesis by REBECCA LYNN FLANNERY Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs k. Academic Scholarships Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... of the UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS April 2003 Group: Engineering & Physics I SIMULATING PLANT MOTION WITH LEVELS OF DETAIL A Senior Honors Thesis by REBECCA LYNN FLANNERY Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships...

Flannery, Rebecca Lynn

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

466

QCD Level Density from Maximum Entropy Method  

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We propose a method to calculate the QCD level density directly from the thermodynamic quantities obtained by lattice QCD simulations with the use of the maximum entropy method (MEM). Understanding QCD thermodynamics from QCD spectral properties has its own importance. Also it has a close connection to phenomenological analyses of the lattice data as well as experimental data on the basis of hadronic resonances. Our feasibility study shows that the MEM can provide a useful tool to study QCD level density.

Shinji Ejiri; Tetsuo Hatsuda

2005-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

467

Features, Events, and Processes: system Level  

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The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the system-level features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.113 (d, e, and f) (DIRS 156605). The system-level FEPs addressed in this report typically are overarching in nature, rather than being focused on a particular process or subsystem. As a result, they are best dealt with at the system level rather than addressed within supporting process-level or subsystem-level analyses and models reports. The system-level FEPs also tend to be directly addressed by regulations, guidance documents, or assumptions listed in the regulations; or are addressed in background information used in development of the regulations. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from the TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). The initial version of this report (Revision 00) was developed to support the total system performance assessment for site recommendation (TSPA-SR). This revision addresses the license application (LA) FEP List (DIRS 170760).

D. McGregor

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

Typical Clothing Ensemble Insulation Levels for Sixteen Body Parts  

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Thermal Comfort.1994 CLO Insulation Levels For Sixteen Bodya mesh arm chair whose insulation level was measured. FigureExperimental Conditions. CLO Insulation Levels For Sixteen

Lee, Juyoun; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Edward

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Efficiencies and Optimization of Weak Base Anion Ion-Exchange Resin for Groundwater Hexavalent Chromium Removal at Hanford  

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) contractor, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, has successfully converted a series of groundwater treatment facilities to use a new treatment resin that is delivering more than $3 million in annual cost savings and efficiency in treating groundwater contamination at the DOE Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. During the production era, the nuclear reactors at the Hanford Site required a continuous supply of high-quality cooling water during operations. Cooling water consumption ranged from about 151,417 to 378,541 L/min (40,000 to 100,000 gal/min) per reactor, depending on specific operating conditions. Water from the Columbia River was filtered and treated chemically prior to use as cooling water, including the addition of sodium dichromate as a corrosion inhibitor. Hexavalent chromium was the primary component of the sodium dichromate and was introduced into the groundwater at the Hanford Site as a result of planned and unplanned discharges from the reactors starting in 1944. Groundwater contamination by hexavalent chromium and other contaminants related to nuclear reactor operations resulted in the need for groundwater remedial actions within the Hanford Site reactor areas. Beginning in 1995, groundwater treatment methods were evaluated, leading to the use of pump-and-treat facilities with ion exchange using Dowex™ 21K, a regenerable, strong-base anion exchange resin. This required regeneration of the resin, which was performed offsite. In 2008, DOE recognized that regulatory agreements would require significant expansion for the groundwater chromium treatment capacity. As a result, CH2M HILL performed testing at the Hanford Site in 2009 and 2010 to demonstrate resin performance in the specific groundwater chemistry at different waste sites. The testing demonstrated that a weak-base anion, single-use resin, specifically ResinTech SIR-700 ®, was effective at removing chromium, had a significantly higher capacity, could be disposed of efficiently onsite, and would eliminate the complexities and programmatic risks from sampling, packaging, transportation, and return of resin for regeneration.

Nesham, Dean O. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States); Ivarson, Kristine A. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States); Hanson, James P. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States); Miller, Charles W. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States); Meyers, P. [USDOE, Richland Operations Office, WA (United States); Jaschke, Naomi M. [USDOE, Richland Operations Office, WA (United States)

2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Areas of Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature in Alamosa and Saguache Counties, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data  

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Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Very Warm Modeled Temperature Alamosa Saguache Edition: First Note: This “Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset differs from the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset for this county (another remotely sensed CIRES product) by showing areas of modeled temperatures between 1? and 2? above the mean, as opposed to the greater than 2? temperatures contained in the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset. Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Alamosa and Saguache Counties identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature greater than 2? were considered ASTER modeled very warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies) Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4217727.601630 m Left: 394390.400264 m Right: 460179.841813 m Bottom: 4156258.036086 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGS’1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System ’1984 (WGS ’1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

Hussein, Khalid

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Areas of Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature in Archuleta County, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data  

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Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Warm Modeled Temperature Archuleta Note: This “Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset differs from the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset for this county (another remotely sensed CIRES product) by showing areas of modeled temperatures between 1? and 2? above the mean, as opposed to the greater than 2? temperatures contained in the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset. Edition: First Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Archuleta County identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature between 1? and 2? were considered ASTER modeled warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies). Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4144825.235807 m Left: 285446.256851 m Right: 350577.338852 m Bottom: 4096962.250137 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGS’1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System ’1984 (WGS ’1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

Hussein, Khalid

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Areas of Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature in Garfield County, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data  

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Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Warm Modeled Temperature Garfield Edition: First Note: This “Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset differs from the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset for this county (another remotely sensed CIRES product) by showing areas of modeled temperatures between 1? and 2? above the mean, as opposed to the greater than 2? temperatures contained in the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset. Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Garfield County identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature between 1? and 2? were considered ASTER modeled warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies) Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4442180.552290 m Left: 268655.053363 m Right: 359915.053363 m Bottom: 4312490.552290 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGS’1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System ’1984 (WGS ’1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

Hussein, Khalid

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Areas of Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature in Dolores County, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data  

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Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Very Warm Modeled Temperature Dolores Edition: First Note: This “Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset differs from the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset for this county (another remotely sensed CIRES product) by showing areas of modeled temperatures between 1? and 2? above the mean, as opposed to the greater than 2? temperatures contained in the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset. Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Dolores County identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature greater than 2? were considered ASTER modeled very warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies) Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4186234.213315 m Left: 212558.673056 m Right: 232922.811862 m Bottom: 4176781.467043 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGS’1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System ’1984 (WGS ’1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

Hussein, Khalid

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Areas of Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature in Chaffee County, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data  

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Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Very Warm Modeled Temperature Chaffee Edition: First Note: This “Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset differs from the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset for this county (another remotely sensed CIRES product) by showing areas of modeled temperatures between 1? and 2? above the mean, as opposed to the greater than 2? temperatures contained in the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset. Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Chaffee County identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature greater than 2? were considered ASTER modeled very warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies) Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4333432.368072 m Left: 366907.700763 m Right: 452457.816015 m Bottom: 4208271.566715 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGS’1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System ’1984 (WGS ’1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

Hussein, Khalid

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Areas of Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature in Routt County, Colorado, as Identified from ASTER Thermal Data  

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Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Warm Modeled Temperature Routt Edition: First Note: This “Weakly Anomalous to Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset differs from the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset for this county (another remotely sensed CIRES product) by showing areas of modeled temperatures between 1? and 2? above the mean, as opposed to the greater than 2? temperatures contained in the “Anomalous Surface Temperature” dataset. Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains areas of anomalous surface temperature in Routt County identified from ASTER thermal data and spatial based insolation model. The temperature is calculated using the Emissivity Normalization Algorithm that separate temperature from emissivity. The incoming solar radiation was calculated using spatial based insolation model developed by Fu and Rich (1999). Then the temperature due to solar radiation was calculated using emissivity derived from ASTER data. The residual temperature, i.e. temperature due to solar radiation subtracted from ASTER temperature was used to identify thermally anomalous areas. Areas that had temperature between 1? and 2? were considered ASTER modeled warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies) Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4501071.574000 m Left: 311351.975000 m Right: 359411.975000 m Bottom: 4447521.574000 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGS’1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System ’1984 (WGS ’1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

Hussein, Khalid

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A weak-value model for virtual particles supplying the electric current in graphene: the minimal conductivity and the Schwinger mechanism  

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We propose a model for the electric current in graphene in which electric carriers are supplied by virtual particles allowed by the uncertainty relations. The process to make a virtual particle real is described by a weak value of a group velocity: the velocity is requisite for the electric field to give the virtual particle the appropriate changes of both energy and momentum. With the weak value, we approximately estimate the electric current, considering the ballistic transport of the electric carriers. The current shows the quasi-Ohimic with the minimal conductivity of the order of e^2/h per channel. Crossing a certain ballistic time scale, it is brought to obey the Schwinger mechanism.

Kazuhiro Yokota; Nobuyuki Imoto

2014-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Plots of Run I - III Results from SLAC E-158: A precision Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Moller Scattering  

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Three physics runs were made in 2002 and 2003 by E-158. As a result, the E-158 Collaboration announced that it had made "the first observation of Parity Violation in electron-electron (Moller) scattering). This precise Parity Violation measurement gives the best determination of the electron's weak charge at low energy (low momentum transfer between interacting particles). E158's measurement tests the predicted running (or evolution) of this weak charge with energy, and searches for new phenomena at TeV energy scales (one thousand times the proton-mass energy scale).[Copied from the experiment's public home page at http://www-project slac.stanford.edu/3158/Default.htm] See also the E158 page for collaborators at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/exp/e158/. Both websites provide data and detailed information.

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A Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton through Parity Violating Electron Scattering using the Qweak Apparatus: A 21% Result  

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After a decade of preparations, the Qweak experiment at Jefferson Lab is making the first direct measurement of the weak charge of the proton, Q^p_W. This quantity is suppressed in the Standard Model making a good candidate for search for new physics beyond the SM at the TeV scale. Operationally, we measure a small (about -0.200 ppm) parity-violating asymmetry in elastic electron-proton scattering in integrating mode while flipping the helicity of the electrons 1000 times per second. Commissioning took place Fall 2010, and we finished taking data in early summer 2012. This dissertation is based on the data taken on an initial two weeks period (Wien0). It will provide an overview of the Qweak apparatus, description of the data acquisition and analysis software systems, and final analysis and results from the Wien0 data set. The result is a 16% measurement of the parity violating electron-proton scattering asymmetry, A = -0.2788 +/- 0.0348 (stat.) +/- 0.0290 (syst.) ppm at Q^2 = 0.0250 +/- 0.0006 (GeV)^2. From this a 21% measurement of the weak charge of the proton, Q_w^p(msr)= +0.0952 +/- 0.0155 (stat.) +/- 0.0131 (syst.) +/- 0.0015 (theory) is extracted. From this a 2% measurement of the weak mixing angle, sin^2theta_W(msr)= +0.2328 +/- 0.0039 (stat.) +/- 0.0033 (syst.) +/- 0.0004 (theory) and improved constraints on isoscalar/isovector effective coupling constants of the weak neutral hadronic currents are extracted. These results deviate from the Standard Model by one standard deviation. The Wien0 results are a proof of principle of the Qweak data analysis and a highlight of the road ahead for obtaining full results.

Beminiwattha, Rakitha [JLAB, Ohio U.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-line spectrophotometric method for monitoring weak residual absorption of CaMoO{sub 4} single crystals near the intrinsic luminescence peak  

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The optical and spectral characteristics of isotopically enriched Czochralski-grown {sup 40}Ca{sup 100}MoO{sub 4} single crystals have been investigated. This material is promising for detecting double neutrinoless {beta} decay. The possibility and the technique of spectrophotometric monitoring of weak residual absorption near the intrinsic luminescence peak of this scintillation material, which is designed for developing new-generation detectors of elementary particles, are considered.

Buzanov, O. A., E-mail: fedorov-metrology@yandex.ru [OAO Fomos-Materials (Russian Federation); Kanevskii, V. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Kornoukhov, V. N. [OAO Fomos-Materials (Russian Federation)] [OAO Fomos-Materials (Russian Federation); Nabatov, B. V.; Nabatov, V. V.; Fedorov, V. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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X-RAY EMISSION FROM THE WEAK-LINED T TAURI BINARY SYSTEM KH 15D William Herbst and Edward C. Moran  

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X-RAY EMISSION FROM THE WEAK-LINED T TAURI BINARY SYSTEM KH 15D William Herbst and Edward C. Moran 15D has been detected as an X-ray source in a 95.7 ks exposure from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory archives. A maximum X-ray luminosity of 1:5; 1029 ergs s�1 is derived in the 0.5­8 keV band, corresponding

Royer, Dana

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Possible diminution of impurity pair breaking for triplet pairing superconductivity in two-dimensional or quasi-two-dimensional, weakly localized, nearly magnetic systems  

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We propose a conjecture according to which, as a consequence of weak localization in two-dimensional, nearly magnetic itinerant paramagnets, the pair-breaking parameter due to normal impurity scattering, in triplet pairing superconductivity, may be reduced at low enough temperature. It might then, in principle, become easier to observe triplet pairing superconductivity in dirty two-dimensional or quasi-two-dimensional metals, than in three-dimensional ones; thus some recently observed puzzling superconductive behaviors should be reexamined.

Beal-Monod, M.T.; Ebisawa, H.; Fukuyama, H.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Torsional ultrasonic wave based level measurement system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A level measurement system suitable for use in a high temperature and pressure environment to measure the level of coolant fluid within the environment, the system including a volume of coolant fluid located in a coolant region of the high temperature and pressure environment and having a level therein; an ultrasonic waveguide blade that is positioned within the desired coolant region of the high temperature and pressure environment; a magnetostrictive electrical assembly located within the high temperature and pressure environment and configured to operate in the environment and cooperate with the waveguide blade to launch and receive ultrasonic waves; and an external signal processing system located outside of the high temperature and pressure environment and configured for communicating with the electrical assembly located within the high temperature and pressure environment.

Holcomb, David E. (Oak Ridge, TN); Kisner, Roger A. (Knoxville, TN)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical approach to nuclear level density  

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We discuss the level density in a finite many-body system with strong interaction between the constituents. Our primary object of applications is the atomic nucleus but the same techniques can be applied to other mesoscopic systems. We calculate and compare nuclear level densities for given quantum numbers obtained by different methods, such as nuclear shell model (the most successful microscopic approach), our main instrument - moments method (statistical approach), and Fermi-gas model; the calculation with the moments method can use any shell-model Hamiltonian excluding the spurious states of the center-of-mass motion. Our goal is to investigate statistical properties of nuclear level density, define its phenomenological parameters, and offer an affordable and reliable way of calculation.

Sen'kov, R. A.; Horoi, M. [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 (United States); Zelevinsky, V. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

484

Topological insulators with SU(2) Landau levels  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We construct continuum models of 3D and 4D topological insulators by coupling spin-1/2 fermions to an SU(2) background gauge field, which is equivalent to a spatially dependent spin-orbit coupling. Higher dimensional generalizations of flat Landau levels are obtained in the Landau-like gauge. The 2D helical Dirac modes with opposite helicities and 3D Weyl modes with opposite chiralities are spatially separated along the third and fourth dimensions, respectively. Stable 2D helical Fermi surfaces and 3D chiral Fermi surfaces appear on open boundaries, respectively. The charge pumping in 4D Landau level systems shows quantized 4D quantum Hall effect.

Yi Li; Shou-Cheng Zhang; Congjun Wu

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

485

Closed-field capacitive liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid level sensor based on a closed field circuit comprises a ring oscillator using a symmetrical array of plate units that creates a displacement current. The displacement current varies as a function of the proximity of a liquid to the plate units. The ring oscillator circuit produces an output signal with a frequency inversely proportional to the presence of a liquid. A continuous liquid level sensing device and a two point sensing device are both proposed sensing arrangements. A second set of plates may be located inside of the probe housing relative to the sensing plate units. The second set of plates prevent any interference between the sensing plate units.

Kronberg, J.W.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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