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DASH | Open Energy Information  

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DASH DASH Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: DASH Agency/Company /Organization: Dash Labs Sector: Energy Focus Area: Vehicles Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website, Mobile Device Website: dash.by Web Application Link: dash.by Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Featured, Challenge Generated DASH Screenshot References: DASH[1] Challenge.gov[2] Challenge.gov Submission Page[3] Logo: DASH DASH turns any vehicle into a 'smart car'. Overview DASH turns any vehicle into a 'smart car'. A mobile utility plus hardware, like Nest or FitBit, our goal is to make the road smarter, greener, safer and more affordable for drivers. Works in all cars post-1996 in the US. Pulling 200+data points from the car sensors, as well as 100+ social and ambient data points (weather, traffic APIs), it provides real

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Mad Dash Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Mad Dash Inc Mad Dash Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Mad Dash Inc. Place Lake In The Hills, Illinois Zip 60156 Sector Services Product String representation "Mad Dash Inc. i ... nt initiatives." is too long. References Mad Dash Inc.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Mad Dash Inc. is a company located in Lake In The Hills, Illinois . References ↑ "Mad Dash Inc." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Mad_Dash_Inc&oldid=348565" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties About us Disclaimers Energy blogs

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Tau protein binds to microtubules through a flexible array of distributed weak sites. Z Cell Biol  

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Abstract. Tau protein plays a role in the extension and maintenance of neuronal processes through a direct association with microtubules. To characterize the nature of this association, we have synthesized a collection of tau protein fragments and studied their binding properties. The relatively weak affinity of tau protein for microtubules (ti10- ' M) is concentrated in a large region containing three or four 18 amino acid repeated binding elements. These are separated by apparently flexible but less conserved linker sequences of 13-14 amino acids that do not bind. Within the repeats, the binding energy for microtubules is delocalized and derives from a series of weak interactions contributed by small groups of amino acids. These unusual char acteristics suggest tau protein can assume multiple conformations and can pivot and perhaps migrate on the surface of the microtubule. The flexible structure of the tau protein binding interaction may allow it to be easily displaced from the microtubule lattice and may have important consequences for its function. TAU protein is a microtubule-associated protein present In brain and other neuronal tissues (Binder et al., 1985; Drubin et al., 1986; Weingarten et al., 1975). It is found in the axonal microtubules of mature neurons (Binder et al., 1985) and in the axonlike elongated neurite processes synthesized by differentiating neurons in culture

Karena Butner; Marc W. Kirschner

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved valve and dash-pot assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dash-pot valve comprises a cylinder submerged in the fluid of a housing and have a piston attached to a plunger projecting into the path of closing movement of a pivotal valve member. A vortex chamber in said cylinder is provided with targentially directed inlets to generate vortex flow upon retraction of said plunger and effect increasing resistance against said piston to progressively retard the closing rate of said valve member toward its seat.

Chang, S.C.

1985-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Valve and dash-pot assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dash-pot valve comprising a cylinder submerged in the fluid of a housing and having a piston attached to a plunger projecting into the path of closing movement of a pivotal valve member. A vortex chamber in said cylinder is provided with tangentially directed inlets to generate vortex flow upon retraction of said plunger and effect increasing resistance against said piston to progressively retard the closing rate of said valve member toward its seat.

Chang, Shih-Chih (Richland, WA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation Wells At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) |  

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Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Observation Wells At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Exploration Activity Details Location Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Observation Wells Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Fenton Hill HDR site. References Z. V. Dash, H. D. Murphy, R. L. Aamodt, R. G. Aguilar, D. W. Brown, D. A. Counce, H. N. Fisher, C. O. Grigsby, H. Keppler, A. W. Laughlin, R. M. Potter, J. W. Tester, P. E. Trujillo Jr, G. Zyvoloski (1983) Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Reservoir Testing- 1978 To 1980 Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Observation_Wells_At_Fenton_Hill_Hdr_Geothermal_Area_(Dash,_Et_Al.,_1983)&oldid=511330"

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Development Wells At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) |  

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Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Development Wells At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Exploration Activity Details Location Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Development Wells Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Fenton Hill HDR site. References Z. V. Dash, H. D. Murphy, R. L. Aamodt, R. G. Aguilar, D. W. Brown, D. A. Counce, H. N. Fisher, C. O. Grigsby, H. Keppler, A. W. Laughlin, R. M. Potter, J. W. Tester, P. E. Trujillo Jr, G. Zyvoloski (1983) Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Reservoir Testing- 1978 To 1980 Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Development_Wells_At_Fenton_Hill_Hdr_Geothermal_Area_(Dash,_Et_Al.,_1983)&oldid=511310"

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Injectivity Test At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) |  

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Injectivity Test At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Injectivity Test At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Injectivity Test At Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area (Dash, Et Al., 1983) Exploration Activity Details Location Fenton Hill Hdr Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Injectivity Test Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Fenton Hill HDR site. References Z. V. Dash, H. D. Murphy, R. L. Aamodt, R. G. Aguilar, D. W. Brown, D. A. Counce, H. N. Fisher, C. O. Grigsby, H. Keppler, A. W. Laughlin, R. M. Potter, J. W. Tester, P. E. Trujillo Jr, G. Zyvoloski (1983) Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Reservoir Testing- 1978 To 1980 Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Injectivity_Test_At_Fenton_Hill_Hdr_Geothermal_Area_(Dash,_Et_Al.,_1983)&oldid=511316"

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thors added dashed lines to indicate the subsequent liquid phase composition with reducing relative  

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representation of a phase diagram for the surface region. Ice is also believed to have a surface region of the liquid phase during the melting of ice appears to occur in the disordered surface region, and further melthors added dashed lines to indicate the subsequent liquid phase composition with reducing relative

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The Stanford Dash Multiprocessor  

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on bus transactions. The RAC is lockup-free in that it can handle several outstanding remote requests to ease the programming bur- den. Handling the coherence problem in the compiler is attractive. but cur is similar to many scalable objects residing in local memory by dis- the longer latency of remote references

Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"

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Weak Energy: Form and Function  

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The equation of motion for a time-independent weak value of a quantum mechanical observable contains a complex valued energy factor - the weak energy of evolution. This quantity is defined by the dynamics of the pre-selected and post-selected states which specify the observable's weak value. It is shown that this energy: (i) is manifested as dynamical and geometric phases that govern the evolution of the weak value during the measurement process; (ii) satisfies the Euler-Lagrange equations when expressed in terms of Pancharatnam (P) phase and Fubini-Study (FS) metric distance; (iii) provides for a PFS stationary action principle for quantum state evolution; (iv) time translates correlation amplitudes; (v) generalizes the temporal persistence of state normalization; and (vi) obeys a time-energy uncertainty relation. A similar complex valued quantity - the pointed weak energy of an evolving state - is also defined and several of its properties in PFS-coordinates are discussed. It is shown that the imaginary part of the pointed weak energy governs the state's survival probability and its real part is - to within a sign - the Mukunda-Simon geometric phase for arbitrary evolutions or the Aharonov-Anandan (AA) phase for cyclic evolutions. Pointed weak energy gauge transformations and the PFS 1-form are discussed and the relationship between the PFS 1-form and the AA connection 1-form is established.

Allen D. Parks

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Cobordisms to weakly splittable links  

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We show that if a link L with non-zero Alexander polynomial admits a locally flat cobordism to a `weakly m-split link', then the cobordism must have genus at least (m-1)/2. This generalises a recent result of J. Pardon.

Friedl, Stefan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renormalized weak plasma turbulence theory  

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A renormalized Vlasov turbulence theory, derived by neglecting a mode coupling term in the Direct Interaction Approximation, is discussed. The theory reduces correctly to weak turbulence theory; it predicts both diffusion and polarization effects of the turbulent medium on test particles, as well as the inverse effects of the test particles on the medium. A heuristic, physical algorithm is presented for constructing the equations. The theory of the renormalized dielectric function is reviewed.

Krommes, J.A.; Kleva, R.G.

1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Amplification by Weak Measurement  

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We analyze the amplification by the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman weak quantum measurement on a Sagnac interferometer [P. B. Dixon et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 173601 (2009)] up to all orders of the coupling strength between the measured system and the measuring device. The amplifier transforms a small tilt of a mirror into a large transverse displacement of the laser beam. The conventional analysis has shown that the measured value is proportional to the weak value, so that the amplification can be made arbitrarily large in the cost of decreasing output laser intensity. It is shown that the measured displacement and the amplification factor are in fact not proportional to the weak value and rather vanish in the limit of infinitesimal output intensity. We derive the optimal overlap of the pre- and post-selected states with which the amplification become maximum. We also show that the nonlinear effects begin to arise in the performed experiments so that any improvements in the experiment, typically with an amplification greater than 100, should require the nonlinear theory in translating the observed value to the original displacement.

Tatsuhiko Koike; Saki Tanaka

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Biased Weak Polyform Achievement Games  

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In a biased weak $(a,b)$ polyform achievement game, the maker and the breaker alternately mark $a,b$ previously unmarked cells on an infinite board, respectively. The maker's goal is to mark a set of cells congruent to a polyform. The breaker tries to prevent the maker from achieving this goal. A winning maker strategy for the $(a,b)$ game can be built from winning strategies for games involving fewer marks for the maker and the breaker. A new type of breaker strategy called the priority strategy is introduced. The winners are determined for all $(a,b)$ pairs for polyiamonds and polyominoes up to size four.

Norris, Ian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic weak turbulence theory revisited  

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The statistical mechanical reformulation of weak turbulence theory for unmagnetized plasmas including fully electromagnetic effects was carried out by Yoon [Phys. Plasmas 13, 022302 (2006)]. However, the wave kinetic equation for the transverse wave ignores the nonlinear three-wave interaction that involves two transverse waves and a Langmuir wave, the incoherent analogue of the so-called Raman scattering process, which may account for the third and higher-harmonic plasma emissions. The present paper extends the previous formalism by including such a term.

Yoon, P. H. [IPST, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Ziebell, L. F. [Instituto de Fisica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Gaelzer, R.; Pavan, J. [Instituto de Fisica e Matematica, UFPel, Pelotas, RS (Brazil)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Weak Measurements and Cosmology  

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The indeterminism of quantum mechanics generally permits the independent specification of both an initial and a final condition on the state. Quantum pre-and-post-selection of states opens up a new, experimentally testable, sector of quantum mechanics, when combined with statistical averages of identical weak measurements. In this paper I apply the theory of weak quantum measurements combined with pre-and-post-selection to cosmology. Here, pre-selection means specifying the wave function of the universe or, in a popular semi-classical approximation, the initial quantum state of a subset of quantum fields propagating in a classical back-ground spacetime. The novel feature is post-selection: the additional specification of a condition on the quantum state in the far future. I discuss "natural" final conditions, and show how they may lead to potentially large and observable effects at the present cosmological epoch. I also discuss how pre-and-post-selected quantum contrast to the expectation value of the stress-energy-momentum tensor, resolving a vigorous debate from the 1970's. The paper thus provides a framework for computing large-scale cosmological effects arising from this new sector of quantum mechanics. A simple experimental test is proposed.

Paul Davies

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Oceanic Internal Waves Are Not Weak Waves  

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It is shown that the oceanic internal wave field is too energetic by roughly two orders of magnitude to be treated theoretically as an assemblage of weakly interacting waves. This may be seen both from recent weak wave theoretical calculations ...

Greg Holloway

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weakly Charged Cationic Nanoparticles Induce DNA Bending and Strand Separation  

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The understanding of interactions between double stranded (ds) DNA and charged nanoparticles will have a broad bearing on many important applications from drug delivery [ 1 4 ] to DNAtemplated metallization. [ 5 , 6 ] Cationic nanoparticles (NPs) can bind to DNA, a negatively charged molecule, through a combination of electrostatic attraction, groove binding, and intercalation. Such binding events induce changes in the conformation of a DNA strand. In nature, DNA wraps around a cylindrical protein assembly (diameter and height of 6 nm) [ 7 ] with an 220 positive charge, [ 8 ] creating the complex known as chromatin. Wrapping and bending of DNA has also been achieved in the laboratory through the binding of highly charged species such as molecular assemblies, [ 9 , 10 ] cationic dendrimers, [ 11 , 12 ] and nanoparticles. [ 13 15 ] The charge of a nanoparticle plays a crucial role in its ability to induce DNA structural changes. If a nanoparticle has a highly positive surface charge density, the DNA is likely to wrap and bend upon binding to the nanoparticle [ 13 ] (as in the case of chromatin). On the other hand, if a nanoparticle is weakly charged it will not induce dsDNA compaction. [ 9 , 10 , 15 ] Consequently, there is a transition zone from extended to compact DNA conformations which depends on the chemical nature of the nanoparticle and occurs for polycations with charges between 5 and 10. [ 9 ] While the interactions between highly charged NPs and DNA have been extensively studied, the processes that occur within the transition zone are less explored.

Railsback, Justin [North Carolina State University; Singh, Abhishek [North Carolina State University; Pearce, Ryan [North Carolina State University; McKnight, Timothy E [ORNL; Collazo, Ramon [North Carolina State University; Sitar, Zlatko [ORNL; Yingling, Yaroslava [North Carolina State University; Melechko, Anatoli Vasilievich [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin effects in the weak interaction  

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Modern experiments investigating the beta decay of the neutron and light nuclei are still providing important constraints on the theory of the weak interaction. Beta decay experiments are yielding more precise values for allowed and induced weak coupling constants and putting constraints on possible extensions to the standard electroweak model. Here we emphasize the implications of recent experiments to pin down the strengths of the weak vector and axial vector couplings of the nucleon.

Freedman, S.J. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA) Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Dept. of Physics Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Enrico Fermi Inst.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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CP Violation, Neutral Currents, and Weak Equivalence  

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Within the past few months two excellent summaries of the state of our knowledge of the weak interactions have been presented. Correspondingly, we will not attempt a comprehensive review but instead concentrate this discussion on the status of CP violation, the question of the neutral currents, and the weak equivalence principle.

Fitch, V. L.

1972-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Structure of Weakly Acyclic Games  

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The class of weakly acyclic games, which includes potential games and dominance-solvable games, captures many practical application domains. In a weakly acyclic game, from any starting state, there is a sequence of better-response moves that leads to a pure Nash equilibrium; informally, these are games in which natural distributed dynamics, such as better-response dynamics, cannot enter inescapable oscillations. We establish a novel link between such games and the existence of pure Nash equilibria in subgames. Specifically, we show that the existence of a unique pure Nash equilibrium in every subgame implies the weak acyclicity of a game. In contrast, the possible existence of multiple pure Nash equilibria in every subgame is insufficient for weak acyclicity in general; here, we also systematically identify the special cases (in terms of the number of players and strategies) for which this is sufficient to guarantee weak acyclicity.

Fabrikant, Alex; Schapira, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Bonds from a Semilocal Density Functional with the Right Ingredients  

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Computationally-efficient semilocal approximations of density functional theory at the level of the local spin density approximation (LSDA) or generalized gradient approximation (GGA) poorly describe weak interactions. We show improved descriptions for weak bonds (without loss of accuracy for strong ones) from a newly-developed semilocal meta-GGA (MGGA), by applying it to: 1) the binding energy curve of graphene adsorbed on a Ni (111) surface, where both chemi- and physisorption minima are present; 2) stacking of DNA/RNA nucleobases. We argue that this improvement comes from using the right MGGA dimensionless ingredient to recognize all degrees of orbital overlap.

Sun, Jianwei; Fang, Yuan; Haunschild, Robin; Hao, Pan; Ruzsinszky, Adrienn; Csonka, Gabor I; Scuseria, Gustavo E; Perdew, John P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock Waves in Weakly Compressed Granular Media  

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We experimentally probe nonlinear wave propagation in weakly compressed granular media, and observe a crossover from quasi-linear sound waves at low impact, to shock waves at high impact. We show that this crossover grows with the confining pressure $P_0$, whereas the shock wave speed is independent of $P_0$ --- two hallmarks of granular shocks predicted recently. The shocks exhibit powerlaw attenuation, which we model with a logarithmic law implying that local dissipation is weak. We show that elastic and potential energy balance in the leading part of the shocks.

Siet van den Wildenberg; Rogier van Loo; Martin van Hecke

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Solutions for Dislocation Type Equations  

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We describe recent results obtained by G. Barles, P. Cardaliaguet, R. Monneau and the author recently. They are concerned with nonlocal Eikonal equations arising in the study of the dynamics of dislocation lines in crystals. These equations are nonlocal but also non monotone. We use a notion of weak solution to provide solutions for all time. Then, we discuss the link between these weak solutions and the classical viscosity solutions, and state some uniqueness results in particular cases. A counter-example to uniqueness is given.

Ley, Olivier

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs Boson Production and Weak Boson Structure  

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The influence of the QCD structure of the weak bosons on the Higgs boson production in $e$-$p$ scattering is studied. The energy and Higgs boson mass dependence of the cross-section, following from the new contributions, is calculated.

Wojciech Slominski; Jerzy Szwed

1995-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Viscoelastic Nematodynamics of Maxwell Type  

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A constitutive theory for weak viscoelastic nematodynamics of Maxwell type is developed using the standard local approach of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Along with particular viscoelastic and nematic kinematics, the theory uses the weakly elastic potential proposed by de Gennes for nematic solids and the LEP constitutive equations for viscous nematic liquids, while ignoring the Frank (orientation) elasticity and inertia effects. In spite of many basic parameters, algebraic properties of nematic operations investigated in Appendix, allowed us to reveal a general group structure of the theory and present it in a simple form. It is shown that the evolution equation for director is also viscoelastic. An example of magnetization clarifies the situation with non-symmetric stresses. When the sources of stress asymmetry are absent, the theory is simplified and its relaxation properties are described by a symmetric subgroup of nematic algebraic operations. A purely linear constitutive behavior exemplifies the symmetric situation.

Arkady I. Leonov; Valery S. Volkov

2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantal Definition of the Weak Equivalence Principle  

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The present work analyzes the meaning of the Weak Equivalence Principle in the context of quantum mechanics. A quantal definition for this principle is introduced. This definition does not require the concept of trajectory and relies upon the phase shift induced by a gravitational field in the context of a quantum interference experiment of two coherent beams of particles. In other words, it resorts to wave properties of the system and not to classical concepts as the idea of trajectory.

Abel Camacho; Arturo Camacho-Guardian

2008-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Stopping power of weakly unstable plasmas  

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An expression for the additional contribution to the stopping power of a weakly unstable plasma due to the modification of the beam--plasma collision operator by the presence of the unstable modes is derived and evaluated for a plasma with a flowing hot-electron tail, i.e., a bump-on-tail instability. It is found that the unstable plasma oscillations do not substantially alter the screening of the beam--plasma interaction.

Perez, J.D.; Payne, G.L.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of the Hadronic Weak Interaction session  

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We summarize and discuss present and future experiments on decays of light mesons and muons that were presented in the Hadronic Weak Interaction working group session of the ``Workshop on Future Directions in Particle and Nuclear Physics at Multi-GeV Hadron Facilities.`` Precise measurements and rare-decay searches, which sense mass scales in the 1--1000 TeV region, are discussed in the context of the standard model and beyond.

Bock, G. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States); Bryman, D.A.; Numao, T. [British Columbia Univ., Vancouver, BC (Canada). TRIUMF Facility

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat capacity in weakly correlated liquids  

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Previously unavailable numerical data related to the heat capacity in two- and three-dimensional liquid Yukawa systems are obtained by means of fluctuation theory. The relations between thermal conductivity and diffusion constants are numerically studied and discussed. New approximation for heat capacity dependence on non-ideality parameter for weakly correlated systems of particles is proposed. Comparison of the obtained results to the existing theoretical and numerical data is discussed.

Khrustalyov, Yu. V.; Vaulina, O. S. [Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS, 125412, Izhorskaya St., 13 bld.2, Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 117303, Kerchenskaya St., 1A bld.1, Moscow (Russian Federation); Koss, X. G. [Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS, 125412, Izhorskaya St., 13 bld.2, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs Quantum Numbers in Weak Boson Fusion  

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Recently, the ATLAS and CMS experiments have reported the discovery of a Higgs like resonance at the LHC. The next analysis step will include the determination of its spin and CP quantum numbers or the form of its interaction Lagrangian channel-by-channel. We show how weak-boson-fusion Higgs production and associated ZH production can be used to separate different spin and CP states.

C. Englert; D. Goncalves-Netto; K. Mawatari; T. Plehn

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons in Weak Boson Fusion  

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We compute the complete supersymmetric next-to-leading order corrections to the production of a light Higgs boson in weak boson fusion. The size of the electroweak corrections is of similar order as the next-to-leading order corrections in the Standard Model. The supersymmetric QCD corrections turn out to be significantly smaller than their electroweak counterparts. These higher--order corrections are an important ingredient to a precision analysis of the (supersymmetric) Higgs sector at the LHC, either as a known correction factor or as a contribution to the theory error.

W. Hollik; T. Plehn; M. Rauch; H. Rzehak

2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian Photometric Redshifts for Weak Lensing Applications  

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The next generation of weak gravitational lensing surveys is capable of generating good measurements of cosmological parameters, provided that, amongst other requirements, adequate redshift information is available for the background galaxies that are measured. It is frequently assumed that photometric redshift techniques provide the means to achieve this. Here we compare Bayesian and frequentist approaches to photometric redshift estimation, particularly at faint magnitudes. We identify and discuss the biases that are inherent in the various methods, and describe an optimum Bayesian method for extracting redshift distributions from photometric data.

Edward Edmondson; Lance Miller; Christian Wolf

2006-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Steven Weinberg, Weak Interactions, and Electromagnetic Interactions  

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Steven Weinberg and Steven Weinberg and Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions Resources with Additional Information Steven Weinberg Courtesy Dr. Steven Weinberg Steven "Weinberg is a professor of physics and astronomy at UT [The University of Texas] Austin and is founding director of the Theory Group in the College of Natural Sciences. [He is] well known for his development of a field theory that unifies the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces, and for other major contributions to physics and cosmology ... Weinberg's work has been honored with numerous prizes, including the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 and the National Medal of Science in 1991. Weinberg is the author of the prize-winning book The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe (which has been translated into 22 foreign languages) as well as Gravitation and Cosmology, The Discovery of Subatomic Particles, Dreams of a Final Theory and The Quantum Theory of Fields. ... Weinberg was the recipient of the Scientist as Poet prize from Rockefeller University for "extraordinary achievements in conveying - with passionate clarity - the ideas, history, explanatory power and aesthetic dimensions of fundamental physics." The citation mentioned two of Weinberg's books.

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Weak Pressure Gradient Approximation and Its Analytical Solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A weak pressure gradient (WPG) approximation is introduced for parameterizing supradomain-scale (SDS) dynamics, and this method is compared to the relaxed form of the weak temperature gradient (WTG) approximation in the context of 3D, linearized, ...

David M. Romps

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Tests of the Weak Pressure Gradient Approximation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cloud-resolving simulations of convection over a surface temperature hot spot are used to evaluate the weak pressure gradient (WPG) and weak temperature gradient (WTG) approximations. The premise of the relaxed form of WTG—that vertical velocity ...

David M. Romps

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue Weak-Link Density and Strength Distribution in High ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Fatigue and Corrosion Damage in Metallic Materials: Fundamentals, Modeling and Prevention. Presentation Title, Fatigue Weak-Link Density and ...

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Prospects for Multiple Weak Gauge Boson Production at Supercollider Energies  

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We discuss the prospects for observing multiple weak gauge boson production at the SSC and LHC. We summarize conventional perturbative cross sections for processes involving 1-6 final state weak gauge bosons and compare them with more speculative scenarios including 1) a toy model of a strongly interacting Higgs sector patterned after hadronic multipion production and 2) the nonperturbative production of O(30) weak gauge bosons in a weakly coupled gauge sector.

D. A. Morris

1993-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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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 approx- imate 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 experi- ments 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.

Ammari, Habib; Garnier, Josselin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite Weak Bosons at the Large Hadron Collider  

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In a composite model of the weak bosons the excited bosons, in particular the p-wave bosons, are studied. The state with the lowest mass is identified with the boson, which has been discovered recently at the "Large Hadron Collider" at CERN. Specific properties of the excited weak bosons are studied, in particular their decays into weak bosons and into photons.

Harald Fritzsch

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Phase estimation with weak measurement using a white light source  

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We report results of a high precision phase estimation based on a weak measurements scheme using commercial light-emitting diode. The method is based on a measurement of the imaginary part of the weak value of a polarization operator. The imaginary part of the weak value appeared due to the measurement interaction itself. The sensitivity of our method is equivalent to resolving light pulses of order of attosecond and it is robust against chromatic dispersion.

Xiao-Ye Xu; Yaron Kedem; Kai Sun; Lev Vaidman; Chuan-Feng Li; Guang-Can Guo

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Interaction between Lattice Dislocation and Weak Interface in ...  

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We studied the interaction between lattice dislocations and weak interfaces in anisotropic bi-layer composites by using the Green's function method.

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ElectroWeak theory after the first LHC phase  

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I summarize the status of the ElectroWeak Interactions after the first phase of the Large Hadron Collider and I give an outlook on its possible developments.

Riccardo Barbieri

2013-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ElectroWeak theory after the first LHC phase  

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I summarize the status of the ElectroWeak Interactions after the first phase of the Large Hadron Collider and I give an outlook on its possible developments.

Barbieri, Riccardo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs Production via Gluon-Induced Weak Boson Fusion  

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We present a calculation that allows for an estimation of the NNLO contributions to the Higgs production in the weak boson fusion channel. A possible deterioration of this important channel for the Higgs discoveries at the LHC can be ruled out by this calculation due to the small remaining cross section after the weak boson cuts.

Jens Vollinga

2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

Chen, Ximing; Gong, Yungui

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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The Perturbative Onset of Multiparticle Production in Weak Interactions  

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We use perturbation theory to estimate the energy scale beyond which multiparticle final states become a dominant feature of high energy weak interactions. Using estimates from a weak parton model and comparing two, three and four body final states we deduce that multiparticle states become important at energy scales in the range 10**7 - 10**9 GeV.

D. A. Morris; R. Rosenfeld

1992-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing on Information Fusion of Weak Electrical Signals in Plants  

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Information transmission of weak electrical signals in Bellis perennis was inosculated by a touching test system of self-made double shields with platinum sensors. Tested data of electrical signals denoised by the wavelet soft threshold and using Gaussian ... Keywords: intelligent control, information fusion, RBF neural networks, wavelet soft threshold denoising, weak electrical signal, Bellis perennis

Lanzhou Wang; Jinli Ding

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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05: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation 05: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation Facilitates Packet Injection Attacks T-705: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation Facilitates Packet Injection Attacks August 30, 2011 - 3:46am Addthis PROBLEM: A remote user can conduct packet injection attacks. PLATFORM: Linux Kernel ABSTRACT: Linux Kernel Weakness in Sequence Number Generation Facilitates Packet Injection Attacks. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1025977 CVE-2011-3188 (under review) The Linux Kernel Archives IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user can conduct packet injection attacks. The kernel's sequence number generation function uses partial MD4 with 24-bits unguessable. A remote user may be able to brute-force guess a valid sequence number to inject a packet into a

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Violation of the Weak Equivalence Principle in Bekenstein's theory  

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Bekenstein has shown that violation of Weak Equivalence Principle is strongly supressed in his model of charge variation. In this paper, it is shown that nuclear magnetic energy is large enough to produce observable effects in Eotvos experiments.

L. Kraiselburd; H. Vucetich

2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Large Eddy States in Weakly Stratified Planetary Boundary Layers  

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We first discuss observations of two classes of two-dimensional large eddy states in weakly stratified atmospheric boundary layers. One class is characterized by large eddies with a single horizontal scale. The other contains multiscale large ...

Pierre D. Mourad; Robert A. Brown

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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not checked realm values were not checked the server secret was hard-coded to a known string The result of these weaknesses is that DIGEST authentication was only as secure as...

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DISCIPLE-1: interactive apprentice system in weak theory fields  

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The paper presents an interactive approach to learning apprentice systems for weak theory domains. The approach consists of a combination of teaming by analogy and learning by generalizing instances. One main point of this approach is that it uses the ...

Yves Kodratoff; Gheorghe Tecuci

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Boils and Turbulence in a Weakly Stratified Shallow Tidal Sea  

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Measurements of turbulence are made in a weakly but variably stratified region of tidal straining in the eastern Irish Sea using turbulence sensors profiling vertically through the water column on the Fast Light Yo-yo (FLY) profiler and ...

S. A. Thorpe; J. A. M. Green; J. H. Simpson; T. R. Osborn; W. A. M. Nimmo Smith

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Weak and strong regimes of incompressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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It is shown that in the framework of the weak turbulence theory, the autocorrelation and cascade time scales are always of the same order of magnitude. This means that, contrary to the general belief, any model of turbulence that implies a large number of collisions among wave packets for an efficient energy cascade (such as the Iroshnikov-Kraichnan model) is not compatible with the weak turbulence theory.

Gogoberidze, G. [Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, K. U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001 Leuven (Belgium); Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory, 2a Kazbegi Ave., 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia (United States); Mahajan, S. M. [Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Poedts, S. [Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, K. U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001 Leuven (Belgium)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak rigidity in almost-thermodynamic material schemes  

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To avoid the restrictions that the Born rigidity supposes for the motions in relativity, the definition of a weakly rigid almost-thermodynamic material scheme is proposed. From it the relativistic incompressibility condition given by Ferrando and Olivert is obtained. Moreover, it is proved that, for the weakly rigid irrotational and geodesic almost-thermodynamic material schemes, the scalar curvature of the Landau manifolds is constant along the streamlines.

del Olmo, V.; Olivert, J.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak coupling limits in a stochastic model of heat conduction  

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We study the Brownian momentum process, a model of heat conduction, weakly coupled to heat baths. In two different settings of weak coupling to the heat baths, we study the non-equilibrium steady state and its proximity to the local equilibrium measure in terms of the strength of coupling. For three and four site systems, we obtain the two-point correlation function and show it is generically not multilinear.

Redig, Frank

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory and Modeling of Weakly Bound/Physisorbed Materials for Hydrogen Storage  

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and Modeling of and Modeling of Weakly Bound/Physisorbed Materials for Hydrogen Storage Andrew Williamson Quantum Simulations Group Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Tadashi Ogitsu Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Yong-Hyun Kim, Mike Heben, and Shengbai Zhang National Renewable Energy Laboratory UCRL-209054 This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract No. W-7405-Eng-48. Outline * Storage by physisorption: - CNT, fullerenes, carbon aerogels - Doping, Decorating, Charging * Accuracy of Methods: DFT, QMC and Quantum Chemistry - Van der Waals interactions - * Use of DFT to screen for new compounds - 2 binding to doped fullerenes * LDA, GGA and ad-hoc corrections to pseudopotentials

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Technical advantages for weak value amplification: When less is more  

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The technical merits of weak value amplification techniques are analyzed. We consider models of several different types of technical noise in an optical context and show that weak value amplification techniques (which only use a small fraction of the photons) compare favorably with standard techniques (which uses all of them). Using the Fisher information metric, we demonstrate that weak value techniques can put all of the Fisher information about the detected parameter into a small portion of the events and show how this fact alone gives technical advantages. We go on to consider a time correlated noise model, and find that a Fisher information analysis indicates that while the standard method can have much larger information about the detected parameter than the postselected technique. However, the estimator needed to gather the information is technically difficult to implement, showing that the inefficient (but practical) signal-to-noise estimation of the parameter is usually superior. We also describe other technical advantages unique to imaginary weak value amplification techniques, focusing on beam deflection measurements. In this case, we discuss combined noise types (such as detector transverse jitter, angular beam jitter before the interferometer and turbulence) for which the interferometric weak value technique gives higher Fisher information over conventional methods. We go on to calculate the Fisher information of the recently proposed photon recycling scheme for beam deflection measurements, and show it further boosts the Fisher information by the inverse postselection probability relative to the standard measurement case.

Andrew N. Jordan; Julián Martínez-Rincón; John C. Howell

2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Malaria Researchers Find Weakness in Global Killer | Department of Energy  

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Malaria Researchers Find Weakness in Global Killer Malaria Researchers Find Weakness in Global Killer Malaria Researchers Find Weakness in Global Killer February 1, 2012 - 9:16am Addthis The protozoan Plasmodium falciparum gliding through a cell in the gut of a mosquito, its primary host. Although five different species of Plasmodium can cause malaria, Plasmodium falciparum causes the most severe disease. | Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. The protozoan Plasmodium falciparum gliding through a cell in the gut of a mosquito, its primary host. Although five different species of Plasmodium can cause malaria, Plasmodium falciparum causes the most severe disease. | Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science

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Gravitational Interaction of Higgs Boson and Weak Boson Scattering  

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With the LHC discovery of a 125 GeV Higgs-like boson, we study gravitational interaction of the Higgs boson via the unique dimension-4 operator involving Higgs doublet and scalar curvature, $\\,\\xi H^\\dag H R\\,$, with nonminimal coupling $\\,\\xi\\,$. This Higgs portal term can be transformed away in Einstein frame and induces gauge-invariant effective interactions in the Higgs sector. We study the weak boson scattering in Einstein frame, and explicitly demonstrate the longitudinal-Goldstone boson equivalence theorem in the presence of $\\,\\xi\\,$ coupling. With these, we derive unitarity bound on the Higgs gravitational coupling $\\,\\xi\\,$ in Einstein frame, which is stronger than that inferred from the current LHC Higgs measurements. We further study $\\xi$-dependent weak boson scattering cross sections at TeV scale, and propose a new LHC probe of the Higgs-gravity coupling $\\,\\xi\\,$ via weak boson scattering experiments.

Zhong-Zhi Xianyu; Jing Ren; Hong-Jian He

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Weak Ties in Link Prediction of Complex Networks  

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Plenty of algorithms for link prediction have been proposed and were applied to various real networks. Among these works, the weights of links are rarely taken into account. In this paper, we use local similarity indices to estimate the likelihood of the existence of links in weighted networks, including Common Neighbor, Adamic-Adar Index, Resource Allocation Index, and their weighted versions. In both the unweighted and weighted cases, the resource allocation index performs the best. To our surprise, the weighted indices perform worse, which reminds us of the well-known Weak Tie Theory. Further extensive experimental study shows that the weak ties play a significant role in the link prediction problem, and to emphasize the contribution of weak ties can remarkably enhance the predicting accuracy.

Lu, Linyuan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and acoustic properties of weakly cemented granular rocks  

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This paper presents the results of laboratory measurements on the mechanical and acoustic properties of weakly cemented granular rock. Artificial rock samples were fabricated by cementing sand and glass beads with sodium silicate binder. During uniaxial compression tests, the rock samples showed stress-strain behavior which was more similar to that of soils than competent rocks, exhibiting large permanent deformations with frictional slip. The mechanical behavior of the samples approached that of competent rocks as the amount of binder was increased. For very weak samples, acoustic waves propagating in these rocks showed very low velocities of less than 1000 m/sec for compressional waves. A borehole made within this weakly cemented rock exhibited a unique mode of failure that is called ''anti-KI mode fracture'' in this paper. The effect of cementation, grain type, and boundary conditions on this mode of failure was also examined experimentally.

Nakagawa, S.; Myer, L.R.

2001-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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QCD Corrections to Jet Correlations in Weak Boson Fusion  

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Higgs boson production via weak boson fusion is sensitive to the tensor structure of the HVV (V=W,Z) couplings, which distinguishes loop induced vertices from SM expectations. At the CERN Large Hadron Collider this information shows up most clearly in the azimuthal angle correlations of the two forward and backward quark jets which are typical for weak boson fusion. We calculate the next-to-leading order QCD corrections to this process, in the presence of anomalous HVV couplings. Gluon emission does not significantly change the azimuthal jet correlations.

Terrance Figy; Dieter Zeppenfeld

2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Algebraic Definition of weak ($\\infty$; n)-Categories.  

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In this paper we define a sequence of monads $\\mathbb{T}^(\\infty;n)$ $(n\\in\\mathbb{N})$ on $\\infty$-$\\mathbb{G}\\text{r}$, the category of the $\\infty$-graphs. We conjecture that algebras for $\\mathbb{T}^(0;n)$ which are defined in a purely algebraic setting, are models of weak $\\infty$-groupoids. And for all $n>1$ we conjecture that algebras for $\\mathbb{T}^(\\infty;n)$ which are defined in a purely algebraic setting, are models of weak $(\\infty; n)$-categories.

Camell Kachour

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A Chemical Potential 'Battery' for Superfluid 4He Weak Links  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research and development of superfluid weak links has been hindered by the absence of a source of dc chemical potential, similar to a simple battery or voltage source for analogous superconducting devices. We describe here a method for generating a dc chemical potential difference, {delta}{mu} across a weak link array in superfluid 4He. The presence of a {delta}{mu} forces quantum oscillations at a Josephson frequency, selectable by the adjustment of input power to a heater. We discuss a case in which the frequency locks onto a resonance feature where it exhibits remarkable stability, and amplitude magnification by a factor of 40.

Hoskinson, E.; Sato, Y.; Packard, R. E. [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Penanen, K. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Persistent Currents in the Heisenberg chain with a weak link  

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The Heisenberg chain with a weak link is studied, as a simple example of a quantum ring with a constriction or defect. The Heisenberg chain is equivalent to a spinless electron gas under a Jordan-Wigner transformation. Using density matrix renormalization group and quantum Monte Carlo methods we calculate the spin/charge stiffness of the model, which determines the strength of the ‘persistent currents’. The stiffness is found to scale to zero in the weak link case, in agreement with renormalization group arguments of Eggert and Affleck, and Kane and Fisher.

T. M. R. Byrnes; R. J. Bursill; H. -p. Eckle; C. J. Hamer; A. W. Sandvik

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Astrophysical weak-interaction processes and nuclear effective field theory  

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Low-energy nuclear weak-interaction processes play important roles in many astrophysical contexts, and effective field theory is believed to be a highly useful framework for describing these processes in a model-independent manner. I present a brief account of the basic features of the nuclear effective theory approach, and some examples of actual calculations carried out in this method.

K. Kubodera

2004-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic scattering theory for interacting bosons in weak random potentials  

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We develop a diagrammatic scattering theory for interacting bosons in a three-dimensional, weakly disordered potential. Based on a microscopic N-body scattering theory, we identify the relevant diagrams including elastic and inelastic collision processes that are sufficient to describe diffusive quantum transport. By taking advantage of the statistical properties of the weak disorder potential, we demonstrate how the N-body dynamics can be reduced to a nonlinear integral equation of Boltzmann type for the single-particle diffusive flux. Our theory reduces to the Gross-Pitaevskii mean field description in the limit where only elastic collisions are taken into account. However, even at weak interaction strength, inelastic collisions lead to energy redistribution between the bosons - initially prepared all at the same single-particle energy - and thereby induce thermalization of the single-particle current. In addition, we include also weak localization effects and determine the coherent corrections to the incoherent transport in terms of the coherent backscattering signal. We find that inelastic collisions lead to an enhancement of the backscattered cone in a narrow spectral window for increasing interaction strength.

Tobias Geiger; Andreas Buchleitner; Thomas Wellens

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs Production by Gluon initiated Weak Boson Fusion  

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The gluon-gluon induced terms for Higgs production through weak-boson fusion are calculated. They form a finite and gauge-invariant subset of the NNLO corrections in the strong coupling constant. This is also the lowest order with sizeable t-channel colour exchange contributions, leading to additional hadronic activity between the outgoing jets.

M. M. Weber

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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On the steady states of weakly reversible chemical reaction networks  

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A natural condition on the structure of the underlying chemical reaction network, namely weak reversibility, is shown to guarantee the existence of an equilibrium (steady state) in each positive stoichiometric compatibility class for the associated mass-action system. Furthermore, an index formula is given for the set of equilibria in a given stoichiometric compatibility class.

Deng, Jian; Feinberg, Martin; Nachman, Adrian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Weakly Nonlinear Primitive Equation Baroclinic Life Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A weakly nonlinear baroclinic life cycle is examined with a spherical, multilevel, primitive equation model. The structure of the initial zonal jet is chosen so that the disturbance grows very slowly, that is, linear growth rate less than 0.1 day?...

Steven B. Feldstein

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective cavity pumping from weakly coupled quantum dots  

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We derive the effective cavity pumping and decay rates for the master equation of a quantum dot-microcavity system in presence of $N$ weakly coupled dots. We show that the in-flow of photons is not linked to the out-flow by thermal equilibrium relationships.

del Valle, E

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Inhibition of selectin binding  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides a system for inhibiting the binding between two cells, one expressing P- or L-selectin on the surface and the other expressing the corresponding ligand. A covalently crosslinked lipid composition is prepared having saccharides and acidic group on separate lipids. The composition is then interposed between the cells so as to inhibit binding. Inhibition can be achieved at an effective oligosaccharide concentration as low as 10.sup.6 fold below that of the free saccharide. Since selectins are involved in recruiting cells to sites of injury, this system can be used to palliate certain inflammatory and immunological conditions.

Nagy, Jon O. (Rodeo, CA); Spevak, Wayne R. (Albany, CA); Dasgupta, Falguni (New Delhi, IN); Bertozzi, Carolyn (Albany, CA)

1999-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibition of selectin binding  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides compositions for inhibiting the binding between two cells, one expressing P- or L-selectin on the surface and the other expressing the corresponding ligand. A covalently crosslinked lipid composition is prepared having saccharides and acidic group on separate lipids. The composition is then interposed between the cells so as to inhibit binding. Inhibition can be achieved at an effective oligosaccharide concentration as low as 10.sup.6 fold below that of the free saccharide. Since selectins are involved in recruiting cells to sites of injury, these composition scan be used to palliate certain inflammatory and immunological conditions.

Nagy, Jon O. (Rodeo, CA); Spevak, Wayne R. (Albany, CA); Dasgupta, Falguni (New Delhi, IN); Bertozzi, Caroline (Albany, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibition of selectin binding  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides compositions for inhibiting the binding between two cells, one expressing P- or L-selectin on the surface and the other expressing the corresponding ligand. A covalently crosslinked lipid composition is prepared having saccharides and acidic group on separate lipids. The composition is then interposed between the cells so as to inhibit binding. Inhibition can be achieved at an effective oligosaccharide concentration as low as 10.sup.6 fold below that of the free saccharide. Since selectins are involved in recruiting cells to sites of injury, these composition scan be used to palliate certain inflammatory and immunological conditions.

Nagy, Jon O. (Rodeo, CA); Spevak, Wayne R. (Albany, CA); Dasgupta, Falguni (New Delhi, IN); Bertozzi, Caroline (Albany, CA)

2001-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Radon Binding to Water-Soluble Cryptophane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radon Binding to Water-Soluble Cryptophane. Summary: Collaboration on investigating the thermodynamics of radon binding ...

2012-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Chaotic and Arnold stripes in weakly chaotic Hamiltonian systems  

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The dynamics in weakly chaotic Hamiltonian systems strongly depends on initial conditions and little can be affirmed about generic behaviors. Using two distinct Hamiltonian systems, namely one particle in an open rectangular billiard and four particles globally coupled on a discrete lattice, we show that in these models the transition from integrable motion to weak chaos emerges via chaotic stripes as the nonlinear parameter is increased. The stripes represent intervals of initial conditions which generate chaotic trajectories and increase with the nonlinear parameter of the system. In the billiard case the initial conditions are the injection angles. For higher-dimensional systems and small nonlinearities the chaotic stripes are the initial condition inside which Arnold diffusion occurs.

Marcelo S. Custódio; Cesar Manchein; Marcus W. Beims

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The structure of weak shocks in quantum plasmas  

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The structure of a weak shock in a quantum plasma is studied, taking into account both dissipation terms due to thermal conduction and dispersive quantum terms due to the Bohm potential. Unlike quantum systems without dissipations, even a small thermal conduction may lead to a stationary shock structure. In the limit of zero quantum effects, the monotonic Burgers solution for the weak shock is recovered. Still, even small quantum terms make the structure non-monotonic with the shock driving a train of oscillations into the initial plasma. The oscillations propagate together with the shock. The oscillations become stronger as the role of Bohm potential increases in comparison with thermal conduction. The results could be of importance for laser-plasma interactions, such as inertial confinement fusion plasmas, and in astrophysical environments, as well as in condensed matter systems.

Bychkov, Vitaly; Marklund, Mattias

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compatibility of weak rigidity with some types of elastic schemes  

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The behavior of the hypoelastic-Synge, hypoelastic-Maugin, and hypoelastic-Carter and Quintana almost-thermodynamic material schemes, under weak rigidity hypotheses, is studied. In every case, the absence of principal transverse shock waves (or the vanishing of the corresponding speeds) is obtained. The same result follows for the longitudinal shock waves when the Lame coefficient ..mu.. does not vanish. A definition of an elastic almost-thermodynamic material scheme based on the Fermi--Walker transport is proposed and compared with the above elastic schemes. The speeds of the principal shock waves associated are attained and its compatibility with the Ferrando--Olivert incompressibility condition is proved. In the presence of weak rigidity the elastic schemes here defined lead (assuming ..mu..not =0) to the Born-rigidity condition.

del Olmo, V.; Olivert, J.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak localization of light in superdiffusive random systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

L\\'evy flights constitute a broad class of random walks that occur in many fields of research, from animal foraging in biology, to economy to geophysics. The recent advent of L\\'evy glasses allows to study L\\'evy flights in controlled way using light waves. This raises several questions about the influence of superdiffusion on optical interference effects like weak and strong localization. Super diffusive structures have the extraordinary property that all points are connected via direct jumps, meaning that finite-size effects become an essential part of the physical problem. Here we report on the experimental observation of weak localization in L\\'evy glasses and compare results with recently developed optical transport theory in the superdiffusive regime. Experimental results are in good agreement with theory and allow to unveil how light propagates inside a finite-size superdiffusive system.

Burresi, Matteo; Savo, Romolo; Bertolotti, Jacopo; Vynck, Kevin; Wiersma, Diederik S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cellulose binding domain proteins  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy (Davis, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounds on Heavy-to-Heavy Weak Decay Form Factors  

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We provide upper and lower bounds on the semileptonic weak decay form factors for $B \\to D^(*)$ and $\\Lambda_b \\to \\Lambda_c$ decays by utilizing inclusive heavy quark effective theory sum rules. These bounds are calculated to second order in $\\Lambda_{QCD}/m_Q$ and first order in $\\alpha_s$. The $O(\\alpha_s^2 \\beta_0)$ corrections to the bounds at zero recoil are also presented.

Chiang, C W

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounds on Heavy-to-Heavy Weak Decay Form Factors  

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We provide upper and lower bounds on the semileptonic weak decay form factors for $B \\to D^(*)$ and $\\Lambda_b \\to \\Lambda_c$ decays by utilizing inclusive heavy quark effective theory sum rules. These bounds are calculated to second order in $\\Lambda_{QCD}/m_Q$ and first order in $\\alpha_s$. The $O(\\alpha_s^2 \\beta_0)$ corrections to the bounds at zero recoil are also presented.

Cheng-Wei Chiang

2000-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

93

Charge and Spin Transport in Superconducting Weak Links  

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Abstract. The coherent mixing of the current states in the superconducting weak link subject to a Josephson phase difference ? and subject to an external transport current in the banks is one of the aims of this work. At ? = ? the nonlocal mixing of current states produces two vortices close to the point-contact between superconducting bulks. The effect of point-contact reflection in an impenetrable interface and effect of temperature on the vortices have been studied. It is obtained that increasing the reflection of the point-contact destroys the vortices while increasing the temperature restore these vortices. The vortex state is a new version of the interference between the macroscopic states and quantum tunnelling. Also, the weak link between unitary triplet superconductors which have f?wave and p + h?wave pairing symmetry has been studied from the spin and charge current-phase relation point of view. The main result in the second part of this thesis, is the polarization of the spin transport when a junction between triplet superconductors is used. It is observed that the spin current is the result of the misorientation between the gap vectors of two supercondcutors. In addition, the weak link between two bipolar nonunitary triplet superconductors is studied mathematically. The current-phase relations obtained in third part of this thesis are totally different from the junctions between the unitary spin-triplet superconductors and between the spin-singlet superconductors. The current phase diagrams which have been obtained in this work can be used to distinguish the symmetry of the order parameter in the crystals. PACS numbers: 74.50.+r, 74.20.Rp, 72.25.-b, 74.70.Pq, 74.70.TxCharge and Spin Transport in Superconducting Weak Links 2 1.

Gholamreza Rashedi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 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

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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$?$ meson exchange effect on nonmesonic hypernuclear weak decay observables  

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We analyze the influence of $\\sigma$ meson exchange on the main nonmesonic hypernuclear weak decay observables: the total rate, $\\Gamma_{NM}$, the neutron-to-proton branching ratio, $\\Gamma_{n/p}$, and the proton asymmetry parameter, $a_\\Lambda$. The $\\sigma$ meson exchange is added to the standard strangeness-changing weak $\\Lambda N\\to NN$ transition potential, which includes the exchange of the complete pseudoscalar and vector mesons octet ($\\pi$, $\\eta$, $K$, $\\rho$, $\\omega$, $K^*$). Using a shell model formalism, the $\\sigma$ meson weak coupling constants are adjusted to reproduce the recent $\\Gamma_{NM}$ and $\\Gamma_{n/p}$ experimental data for $^5_{\\Lambda}He$. Numerical results for the remaining observables of $^5_{\\Lambda}He$ and all the observables of $^{12}_{\\Lambda}C$ decays are presented. They clearly show that the addition of the $\\sigma$ meson, in spite of improving some observables values, is not enough to reproduce simultaneously all the measurements, and the puzzle posed by the experimental data remains unexplained.

C. Barbero; A. Mariano

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton  

SciTech Connect

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

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TYPE III RADIO BURSTS PERTURBED BY WEAK CORONAL SHOCKS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some type III bursts are observed to undergo sudden flux modifications, e.g., reductions and intensifications, when type III beams cross shocks in the upper corona or solar wind. First simulations are presented for type III bursts perturbed by weak coronal shocks, which type III beams traverse. The simulations incorporate spatially localized jumps in plasma density and electron and ion temperatures downstream of a shock. A shock is predicted to produce significant modulations to a type III burst: (1) a broadband flux reduction or frequency gap caused by the shock's density jump, (2) a narrowband flux intensification originating from where the downstream plasma density locally has a small gradient, (3) a possible intensification from the shock front or just upstream, and (4) changes in the frequency drift rate profile and the temporal evolution of radiation flux at frequencies corresponding to the shocked plasma. The modulations are caused primarily by fundamental modifications to the radiation processes in response to the shocked density and temperatures. The predicted intensifications and reductions appear qualitatively consistent with the available small number of reported observations, although it is unclear how representative these observations are. It is demonstrated that a weak shock can cause an otherwise radio-quiet type III beam to produce observable levels of narrowband radio emission. The simulations suggest that type III bursts with frequency-time fine structures may provide a tool to probe shocks in the corona and solar wind, especially for weak shocks that do not radiate by themselves.

Li, B.; Cairns, Iver H. [School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral multiplicity for powers of weakly mixing automorphisms  

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We study the behaviour of the maximal spectral multiplicity m(R{sup n}) for the powers of a weakly mixing automorphism R. For some particular infinite sets A we show that there exists a weakly mixing rank-one automorphism R such that m(R{sup n})=n and m(R{sup n+1})=1 for all positive integers n element of A. Moreover, the cardinality cardm(R{sup n}) of the set of spectral multiplicities for the power R{sup n} is shown to satisfy the conditions cardm(R{sup n+1})=1 and cardm(R{sup n})=2{sup m(n)}, m(n){yields}{infinity}, n element of A. We also construct another weakly mixing automorphism R with the following properties: all powers R{sup n} have homogeneous spectra and the set of limit points of the sequence {l_brace}m(R{sup n})/n:n element of N{r_brace} is infinite. Bibliography: 17 titles.

Ryzhikov, Valerii V [M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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On third homology of SL_2 and weak homotopy invariance.  

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The goal of the paper is to achieve - in the special case of the linear group SL_2 - some understanding of the relation between group homology and its A^1-invariant replacement. We discuss some of the general properties of A^1-invariant group homology, such as stabilization sequences and Grothendieck-Witt module structures. Together with very precise knowledge about refined Bloch groups, these methods allow to deduce that in general there is a rather large difference between group homology and its A^1-invariant version. In other words, weak homotopy invariance fails for SL_2 over many families of non-algebraically closed fields.

Kevin Hutchinson; Matthias Wendt

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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

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Interaction Neutron Production Rates in Fully Ionized Plasmas  

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Employing the weak interaction reaction wherein a heavy electron is captured by a proton to produce a neutron and a neutrino, the neutron production rate for neutral hydrogen gases and for fully ionized plasmas is computed. Using the Coulomb atomic bound state wave functions of a neutral hydrogen gas, our production rate results are in agreement with recent estimates by Maiani {\\it et al}. Using Coulomb scattering state wave functions for the fully ionized plasma, we find a substantially enhanced neutron production rate. The scattering wave function should replace the bound state wave function for estimates of the enhanced neutron production rate on water plasma drenched cathodes of chemical cells.

A. Widom; J. Swain; Y. N. Srivastava

2013-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Public Offerings with Strong and Weak Premarket Interests †  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We revisit IPO underpricing and long-run performance conditioned on premarket interest. Using 4,260 non-financial IPOs during 1990-2004, we find that even IPOs faced with weak premarket interest (and consequently priced lower) are underpriced on average by 4.3 percent, which is mostly unpredicted by previous studies. In the long run, we find that low-interest IPOs have much less underperformance than high-interest IPOs over the four years after IPO. Furthermore, after controlling for size, we find little evidence for longrun underperformance in low-interest IPOs.

Sangkyoo (s. Q. Kang; Joseph P. Ogden

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limits from Weak Gravity Conjecture on Dark Energy Models  

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The weak gravity conjecture has been proposed as a criterion to distinguish the landscape from the swampland in string theory. As an application in cosmology of this conjecture, we use it to impose theoretical constraint on parameters of two types of dark energy models. Our analysis indicates that the Chaplygin-gas-type models realized in quintessence field are in the swampland, whereas the $a$ power-low decay model of the variable cosmological constant can be viable but the parameters are tightly constrained by the conjecture.

Xing Wu; Zong-Hong Zhu

2007-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of weakly coupled channels on quasielastic barrier distributions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heavy-ion collisions often produce fusion barrier distributions with structures displaying a fingerprint of couplings to highly collective excitations. Similar distributions can be obtained from large-angle quasielastic scattering, although in this case, the role of the many weak direct-reaction channels is unclear. For {sup 20}Ne+{sup 90}Zr, we have observed the barrier structures expected for the highly deformed neon projectile; however, for {sup 20}Ne+{sup 92}Zr, we find significant extra absorption into a large number of noncollective inelastic channels. This leads to smearing of the barrier distribution and a consequent reduction in the ''resolving power'' of the quasielastic method.

Piasecki, E.; Kisielinski, M. [Heavy Ion Laboratory, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland); The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Swierk (Poland); Swiderski, L.; Keeley, N.; Rusek, K.; Strojek, I. [The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Swierk (Poland); Gawlikowicz, W.; JastrzePbski, J.; Kordyasz, A.; Trzcinska, A. [Heavy Ion Laboratory, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland); Kliczewski, S. [The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow (Poland); Kowalczyk, M. [Heavy Ion Laboratory, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland); Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland); Khlebnikov, S. [Khloplin Radium Institute, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Koshchiy, E. [Kharkiv University, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Kozulin, E.; Loktev, T.; Smirnov, S. [JINR, Dubna (Russian Federation); Krogulski, T. [Faculty of Physics, University of Bialystok, Bialystok (Poland); Mutterer, M. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany); Piasecki, K. [Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland)] (and others)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Some new links between the weak KAM and Monge problems  

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The weak KAM theory predicts the survivals of invariant measures of Hamiltonian systems under large perturbations. It is the subject of an extensive research in the last few decades. The optimal mass transportation was introduced by Monge some 200 years ago and is, today, the source of large number of results in analysis, geometry and convexity. Recently, some interesting links where discovered between these two fields. Here we investigate a new, surprising link involving the metric Monge distance. In particular we get for any pair of probability measures $\\lambda^+,\\lambda^-$ a generalization of the identity

Wolansky, Gershon

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An angiogenin-binding protein from endothelial cells  

SciTech Connect

A 42-kDa bovine protein that binds bovine angiogenin (angiogenin binding protein (AngBP)) has been identified as a dissociable cell-surface component of calf pulmonary artery endothelial cells and a transformed bovine endothelial cell line, GM7373. {sup 125}I-Ang can be crosslinked efficiently to AngBP by a water-soluble carbodiimide, 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbo-diimide. Bovine ribonuclease A competes with the binding of {sup 125}I-Ang to AngBP, but lysozyme does not. Direct binding to AngBP of {sup 125}I-labeled bovine ribonuclease A is, however, much weaker than that of {sup 125}I-Ang. Two enzymatically active derivatives of angiogenin cleaved at residues 60-61 and 67-68, respectively, fail to induce angiogenesis and also bind to AngBP only weakly. AngBP has been isolated by treatment of cells with heparan sulfate, affinity chromatography on angiogenin-Sepharose of the material dissociated from the cell surface, and gel filtration HPLC. The results suggest that AngBP has the characteristics of a receptor that may likely function in angiogenesis.

Hu, Guofu; Chang, Sooik; Riordan, J.F.; Vallee, B.L. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States))

1991-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MANAGING TIGHT BINDING RECEPTORS FOR NEW SPEARATIONS TECHNOLOGIES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Much of the earth's pollution involves compounds of the metallic elements, including actinides, strontium, cesium, technetium, and RCRA metals. Metal ions bind to molecules called ligands, which are the molecular tools that can manipulate the metal ions under most conditions. This DOE-EMSP sponsored program strives (1) to provide the foundations for using the most powerful ligands in transformational separations technologies and (2) to produce seminal examples of their applications to separations appropriate to the DOE EM mission. These ultra tight-binding ligands can capture metal ions in the most competitive of circumstances (from mineralized sites, lesser ligands, and even extremely dilute solutions), but they react so slowly that they are useless in traditional separations methodologies. Two attacks on this problem are underway. The first accommodates to the challenging molecular lethargy by developing a seminal slow separations methodology termed the soil poultice. The second designs ligands that are only tight-binding while wrapped around the targeted metal ion, but can be put in place by switch-binding and removed by switch-release. We envision a kind of molecular switching process to accelerate the union between metal ion and tight-binding ligand. Molecular switching processes are suggested for overcoming the slow natural equilibration rate with which ultra tight-binding ligands combine with metal ions. Ligands that bind relatively weakly combine with metal ions rapidly, so the trick is to convert a ligand from a weak, rapidly binding species to a powerful, slow releasing ligand--during the binding of the ligand to the metal ion. Such switch-binding ligands must react with themselves, and the reaction must take place under the influence of the metal ion. For example, our generation 1 ligands showed that a well-designed linear ligand with ends that readily combine, forms a cyclic molecule when it wraps around a metal ion. Our generation 2 ligands are even more interesting. They convert from rings to structures that wrap around a metal ion to form a cage. These ligands are called cryptands. Switch release is accomplished by photolytic cleavage of a bond to convert a cyclic ligand into a linear ligand or to break similar bonds in a cryptate. Our studies have demonstrated switch binding and switch release with cryptates of calcium. These remarkable cyclic ligands and cage-like ligands are indeed tight-binding and may, in principle, be incorporated in various separations methodologies, including the soil poultice. The soil poultice mimics the way in which microbes secrete extremely powerful ligands into the soil in order to harvest iron. The cellular membrane of the microbe recognizes the iron/ligand complex and admits it into the cell. The soil poultice uses molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) to play the role of the cellular membrane. Imprinting involves creation of the polymer in the presence of the metal/ligand complex. In principle, a well design ligand/MIP combination can be highly selective toward almost any targeted metal ion. The principles for that design are the focus of these investigations. An imprinting molecule can interact with the polymer through any, some, or all of the so-called supramolecular modes; e.g., hydrogen bonding, electrostatic charge, minor ligand bonding, Pi-Pi stacking, and hydrophobic and van der Waals interactions. Historically these modes of binding have given MIPs only small re-binding capacities and very limited selectivities. This program has shown that each mode of interaction can be made more powerful than previously suspected and that combinations of different supramolecular interaction modes can produce remarkable synergisms. The results of this systematic study provide a firm foundation for tailoring molecular imprinted polymers for reclamation of specific metal ion, including those important to the DOE EM mission.

DARYLE H BUSCH RICHARD S GIVENS

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Tsung-Dao Lee, Weak Interactions, and Nonconservation of Parity  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Tsung-Dao Lee, Weak Interactions, and Nonconservation of Parity Tsung-Dao Lee, Weak Interactions, and Nonconservation of Parity Resources with Additional Information Tsung-Dao Lee Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory T. D. Lee "has devoted his long career to the study of the theoretical aspects of particle and nuclear physics. In 1957, Lee and Chen Ning Yang won the Nobel Prize in physics for disproving a tenet of physics known as the conservation of parity. Their finding was based on research carried out at Brookhaven's particle accelerator, the Cosmotron, while they were visiting scientists at the Laboratory in 1956. In 1997, forty years after receiving the Nobel Prize, Lee returned to Brookhaven Lab as Director of the RIKEN BNL Research Center. Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) and Brookhaven formed the collaboration to work on basic questions in physics. In addition to developing physics theory, the collaboration studies data produced by Brookhaven's newest accelerator, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, to understand the properties of quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter that scientists theorize existed near the beginning of the Universe.

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Weak lensing and the Dyer-Roeder approximation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The distance-redshift relation plays an important role in cosmology. In the standard approach to cosmology it is assumed that this relation is the same as in the homogeneous universe. As the real universe is not homogeneous there are several methods to calculate the correction. The weak lensing approximation and the Dyer-Roeder relation are one of them. This paper establishes a link between these two approximations. It is shown that if the universe is homogeneous with only small, vanishing after averaging, density fluctuations along the line of sight, then the distance correction is negligible. It is also shown that a vanishing 3D average of density fluctuations does not imply that the mean of density fluctuations along the line of sight is zero. In this case, even within the linear approximation, the distance correction is not negligible. The modified version of the Dyer-Roeder relation is presented and it is shown that this modified relation is consistent with the correction obtained within the weak lensing approximation. The correction to the distance for a source at z ~ 2 is of order of a few percent. Thus, with an increasing precision of cosmological observations an accurate estimation of the distance is essential. Otherwise errors due to miscalculation the distance can become a major source of systematics.

Krzysztof Bolejko

2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak and Strong coupling regimes in plasmonic-QED  

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We present a quantum theory for the interaction of a two level emitter with surface plasmon polaritons confined in single-mode waveguide resonators. Based on the Green's function approach, we develop the conditions for the weak and strong coupling regimes by taking into account the sources of dissipation and decoherence: radiative and non-radiative decays, internal loss processes in the emitter, as well as propagation and leakage losses of the plasmons in the resonator. The theory is supported by numerical calculations for several quantum emitters, GaAs and CdSe quantum dots and NV centers together with different types of resonators constructed of hybrid, cylindrical or wedge waveguides. We further study the role of temperature and resonator length. Assuming realistic leakage rates, we find the existence of an optimal length at which strong coupling is possible. Our calculations show that the strong coupling regime in plasmonic resonators is accessible within current technology when working at very low temperatures (<4K). In the weak coupling regime our theory accounts for recent experimental results. By further optimization we find highly enhanced spontaneous emission with Purcell factors over 1000 at room temperature for NV-centers. We finally discuss more applications for quantum nonlinear optics and plasmon-plasmon interactions.

T. Hümmer; F. J. García-Vidal; L. Martín-Moreno; D. Zueco

2012-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Inspecting the Higgs for New Weakly Interacting Particles  

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We explore new physics scenarios which are optimally probed through precision Higgs measurements rather than direct collider searches. Such theories consist of additional electroweak charged or singlet states which couple directly to or mix with the Higgs boson; particles of this kind may be weakly constrained by direct limits due to their meager production rates and soft decay products. We present a simplified framework which characterizes the effects of these states on Higgs physics by way of tree level mixing (with neutral scalars) and loop level modifications (from electrically charged states), all expressed in terms of three mixing angles and three loop parameters, respectively. The theory parameters are constrained and in some cases even fixed by ratios of Higgs production and decay rates. Our setup is simpler than a general effective operator analysis, in that we discard parameters irrelevant to Higgs observables while retaining complex correlations among measurements that arise due to the underlying m...

Cheung, Clifford; Zurek, Kathryn M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Are vortices in rotating superfluids breaking the Weak Equivalence Principle?  

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Due to the breaking of gauge symmetry in rotating superfluid Helium, the inertial mass of a vortex diverges with the vortex size. The vortex inertial mass is thus much higher than the classical inertial mass of the vortex core. An equal increase of the vortex gravitational mass is questioned. The possibility that the vortices in a rotating superfluid could break the weak equivalence principle in relation with a variable speed of light in the superfluid vacuum is debated. Experiments to test this possibility are investigated on the bases that superfluid Helium vortices would not fall, under the single influence of a uniform gravitational field, at the same rate as the rest of the superfluid Helium mass.

Clovis Jacinto de Matos

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

114

Anomaly induced transport coefficients, from weak to strong coupling  

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The existence of new transport phenomena associated to the presence of quantum anomalies has atracted very recently the attention of theorist. These transport coefficient have very interesting properties, for example, they do not renormalize. The most famous case of anomaly induced transport phenomena is the Chiral Magnetic Effect, in which an electric current is produced by a magnetic field if the system has a different number of right handed fermions respect the left handed one. In this thesis we have studied those transport coefficients from Kubo formulas at weak and strong coupling. To finish a fluid/gravity approach is used to compute all the second order anomalous coefficients in an anomalous conformal fluid.

Francisco Pena-Benitez

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Nonlinear microwave response of aluminum weak-link Josephson oscillators  

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We present the driven response at T=30mK of 6 GHz superconducting resonators constructed from capacitively-shunted three dimensional (3D) aluminum nanobridge superconducting quantum interference devices (nanoSQUIDs). We observe flux modulation of the resonant frequency in quantitative agreement with numerical calculation and characteristic of near-ideal short weak link junctions. Under strong microwave excitation, we observe stable bifurcation in devices with coupled quality factor (Q) ranging from ~30-3500. Near this bias point, parametric amplification with > 20dB gain, 40 MHz bandwidth, and near quantum-limited noise performance is observed. Our results indicate that 3D nanobridge junctions are attractive circuit elements to realize quantum bits.

E. M. Levenson-Falk; R. Vijay; I. Siddiqi

2011-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

116

Nonlinear microwave response of aluminum weak-link Josephson oscillators  

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We present the driven response at T=30mK of 6 GHz superconducting resonators constructed from capacitively-shunted three dimensional (3D) aluminum nanobridge superconducting quantum interference devices (nanoSQUIDs). We observe flux modulation of the resonant frequency in quantitative agreement with numerical calculation and characteristic of near-ideal short weak link junctions. Under strong microwave excitation, we observe stable bifurcation in devices with coupled quality factor (Q) ranging from ~30-3500. Near this bias point, parametric amplification with > 20dB gain, 40 MHz bandwidth, and near quantum-limited noise performance is observed. Our results indicate that 3D nanobridge junctions are attractive circuit elements to realize quantum bits.

Levenson-Falk, E M; Siddiqi, I

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Weak Lensing Mass Reconstruction of the Galaxy Cluster Abell 209  

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Weak lensing applied to deep optical images of clusters of galaxies provides a powerful tool to reconstruct the distribution of the gravitating mass associated to these structures. We use the shear signal extracted by an analysis of deep exposures of a region centered around the galaxy cluster Abell 209, at redshift z=0.2, to derive both a map of the projected mass distribution and an estimate of the total mass within a characteristic radius. We use a series of deep archival R-band images from CFHT-12k, covering an area of 0.3 deg^2. We determine the shear of background galaxy images using a new implementation of the modified Kaiser-Squires-Broadhurst pipeline for shear determination, which we has been tested against the ``Shear TEsting Program 1 and 2'' simulations. We use mass aperture statistics to produce maps of the 2 dimensional density distribution, and parametric fits using both Navarro-Frenk-White (NFW) and singular-isothermal-sphere profiles to constrain the total mass. The projected mass distribution shows a pronounced asymmetry, with an elongated structure extending from the SE to the NW. This is in general agreement with the optical distribution previously found by other authors. A similar elongation was previously detected in the X-ray emission map, and in the distribution of galaxy colours. The circular NFW mass profile fit gives a total mass of M_{200} = 7.7^{+4.3}_{-2.7} 10^{14} solar masses inside the virial radius r_{200} = 1.8\\pm 0.3 Mpc. The weak lensing profile reinforces the evidence for an elongated structure of Abell 209, as previously suggested by studies of the galaxy distribution and velocities.

S. Paulin-Henriksson; V. Antonuccio-Delogu; C. P. Haines; M. Radovich; A. Mercurio; U. Becciani

2007-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

118

How Dynein Binds to Microtubules  

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with binding. Confirmation was provided by docking the crystal structure into an electron-density map of a dynein stalk bound to microtubules that was obtained by...

119

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

120

Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Moller Scattering  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The weak mixing parameter, sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}, is one of the fundamental parameters of the Standard Model. Its tree-level value has been measured with high precision at energies near the Z{sup 0} pole; however, due to radiative corrections at the one-loop level, the value of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w} is expected to change with the interaction energy. As a result, a measurement of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w} at low energy (Q{sup 2} << m{sub Z}, where Q{sup 2} is the momentum transfer and m{sub Z} is the Z boson mass), provides a test of the Standard Model at the one-loop level, and a probe for new physics beyond the Standard Model. One way of obtaining sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w} at low energy is from measuring the left-right, parity-violating asymmetry in electron-electron (Moeller) scattering: A{sub PV} = {sigma}{sub R}-{sigma}{sub L}/{sigma}{sub R}+{sigma}{sub L}, where {sigma}{sub R} and {sigma}{sub L} are the cross sections for right- and left-handed incident electrons, respectively. The parity violating asymmetry is proportional to the pseudo-scalar weak neutral current coupling in Moeller scattering, g{sub ee}. At tree level g{sub ee} = (1/4 -sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}). A precision measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in Moeller scattering was performed by Experiment E158 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). During the experiment, {approx}50 GeV longitudinally polarized electrons scattered off unpolarized atomic electrons in a liquid hydrogen target, corresponding to an average momentum transfer Q{sup 2} {approx} 0.03 (GeV/c){sup 2}. The tree-level prediction for A{sub PV} at such energy is {approx}300 ppb. However one-loop radiative corrections reduce its value by {approx}40%. This document reports the E158 results from the 2002 data collection period. The parity-violating asymmetry was found to be A{sub PV} = -160 {+-} 21 (stat.) {+-} 17 (syst.) ppb, which represents the first observation of a parity-violating asymmetry in Moeller scattering. This value corresponds to a weak mixing angle at Q{sup 2} = 0.026 (GeV/c){sup 2} of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w{ovr MS}} = 0.2379 {+-} 0.0016 (stat.) {+-} 0.0013 (syst.), which is -0.3 standard deviations away from the Standard Model prediction: sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w{ovr MS}}{sup predicted} = 0.2385 {+-} 0.0006 (theory). The E158 measurement of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w} at a precision of {delta}(sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}) = 0.0020 provides new physics sensitivity at the TeV scale.

Klejda, B.

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Lensing Determination of the Mass in Galaxy Halos  

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We detect the weak gravitational lensing distortion of 450,000 background galaxies (20projected radius of 200 \\hkpc, the shear profile is consistent with an isothermal profile with circular velocity 164+-20 km/s for an L* galaxy, consistent with typical disk rotation at this luminosity. This halo mass normalization, combined with the halo profile derived by Fischer et al (2000) from lensing analysis SDSS data, places a lower limit of (2.7+-0.6) x 10^{12}h^{-1} solar masses on the mass of an L* galaxy halo, in good agreement with satellite galaxy studies. Given the known luminosity function of LCRS galaxies, and the assumption that $M\\propto L^\\beta$ for galaxies, we determine that the mass within 260\\hkpc of normal galaxies contributes $\\Omega=0.16\\pm0.03$ to the density of the Universe (for $\\beta=1$) or $\\Omega=0.24\\pm0.06$ for $\\beta=0.5$. These lensing data suggest that $0.6agreement with the usual $\\beta\\approx0.5$ Faber-Jackson or Tully-Fisher scaling. This is the most complete direct inventory of the matter content of the Universe to date.

D. R. Smith; G. M. Bernstein; P. Fischer; R. M. Jarvis

2000-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

122

A NEW MEASUREMENT OF THE WEAK MIXING ANGLE  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The E158 experiment at SLAC has made the first measurement of parity violation in electron-electron (Moeller) scattering. The authors report a preliminary result using 50% of the accumulated data sample for the right-left parity-violating cross-section asymmetry (A{sub PV}) in the elastic scattering of 45 and 48 GeV polarized electron beams with unpolarized electrons in a liquid hydrogen target. They find A{sub PV} = (-160 {+-} 21(stat.) {+-} 17(syst.)) {center_dot} 10{sup -9}, with a significance of 6.3{sigma} for observing parity violation. In the context of the Standard Model, this yields a measurement of the weak mixing angle, sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W}{sup {ovr MS}} (Q{sup 2} = 0.026GeV{sup 2}) = 0.2379 {+-} 0.0016(stat.) {+-} 0.0013(syst.). They also present preliminary results for the first observation of a single-spin transverse asymmetry in Moeller scattering.

Woods, M

2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Perpendicular propagating modes for weakly magnetized relativistic degenerate plasma  

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Using the Vlasov-Maxwell system of equations, the dispersion relations for the perpendicular propagating modes (i.e., X-mode, O-mode, and upper hybrid mode) are derived for a weakly magnetized relativistic degenerate electron plasma. By using the density (n{sub 0}=p{sub F}{sup 3}/3{pi}{sup 2} Planck-Constant-Over-Two-Pi {sup 3}) and the magnetic field values for different relativistic degenerate environments, the propagation characteristics (i.e., cutoff points, resonances, dispersions, and band widths in k-space) of these modes are examined. It is observed that the relativistic effects suppress the effect of ambient magnetic field and therefore the cutoff and resonance points shift towards the lower frequency regime resulting in enhancement of the propagation domain. The dispersion relations of these modes for the non-relativistic limit (p{sub F}{sup 2} Much-Less-Than m{sub 0}{sup 2}c{sup 2}) and the ultra-relativistic limit (p{sub F}{sup 2} Much-Greater-Than m{sub 0}{sup 2}c{sup 2}) are also presented.

Abbas, Gohar; Bashir, M. F. [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Punjab 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Punjab 54000 (Pakistan); Murtaza, G. [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Punjab 54000 (Pakistan)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

124

BE condensates of weakly interacting bosons in gravity fields  

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The Bose-Einstein (BE) condensates of weakly interacting bosons in a strong gravity field, such as AGN (Active Galactic Nuclei), BHs (black holes) and neutron stars, are discussed. Being bound systems in gravity fields, these are stable reservoirs for the Higgs bosons, and vector bosons of Z and W as well as supersymmetric bosons. Upon gravitational disturbances, such as a gravitational collapse, these objects are relieved from the BE condensate bound states and decay or interact with each other freely. Using the repulsive nature of gravity at short distances which was obtained by the present author as quantum corrections to gravity, the particles produced by the decays or interactions of the bosons liberated from BE condensates can be emitted outside the horizon for our observation. It is suggested that the recently observed gamma ray peak at 129.8 +- 2.4 GeV from FERMI Large Area Telescope may be evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson condensates. The BE condensates of supersymmetric bosons are the most likely sources for the gamma rays from DMP (dark matter particle) and anti-DMP collisions. It is shown that the said process from DMPs spread in the galaxy is too small for the incident DMP with the intensity of the cosmic ray energy spectrum.

Yukio Tomozawa

2012-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

125

Inspecting the Higgs for New Weakly Interacting Particles  

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We explore new physics scenarios which are optimally probed through precision Higgs measurements rather than direct collider searches. Such theories consist of additional electroweak charged or singlet states which couple directly to or mix with the Higgs boson; particles of this kind may be weakly constrained by direct limits due to their meager production rates and soft decay products. We present a simplified framework which characterizes the effects of these states on Higgs physics by way of tree level mixing (with neutral scalars) and loop level modifications (from electrically charged states), all expressed in terms of three mixing angles and three loop parameters, respectively. The theory parameters are constrained and in some cases even fixed by ratios of Higgs production and decay rates. Our setup is simpler than a general effective operator analysis, in that we discard parameters irrelevant to Higgs observables while retaining complex correlations among measurements that arise due to the underlying mixing and radiative effects. We show that certain correlated observations are forbidden, e.g. a depleted ratio of Higgs production from gluon fusion versus vector boson fusion together with a depleted ratio of Higgs decays to bb versus WW. Moreover, we study the strong correlation between the Higgs decay rate to gamma gamma and WW and how it can be violated in the presence of additional electrically charged particles. Our formalism maps straightforwardly onto a variety of new physics models, such as the NMSSM. We show, for example, that with a Higgsino of mass > 100 GeV and a singlet-Higgs coupling of lambda=0.7, the photon signal strength can deviate from the vector signal strength by up to ~ 40-60% while depleting the vector signal strength by only 5-15% relative to the Standard Model.

Clifford Cheung; Samuel D. McDermott; Kathryn M. Zurek

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

BUOYANCY INSTABILITIES IN A WEAKLY COLLISIONAL INTRACLUSTER MEDIUM  

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The intracluster medium (ICM) of galaxy clusters is a weakly collisional plasma in which the transport of heat and momentum occurs primarily along magnetic-field lines. Anisotropic heat conduction allows convective instabilities to be driven by temperature gradients of either sign: the magnetothermal instability (MTI) in the outskirts of clusters and the heat-flux buoyancy-driven instability (HBI) in their cooling cores. We employ the Athena magnetohydrodynamic code to investigate the nonlinear evolution of these instabilities, self-consistently including the effects of anisotropic viscosity (i.e., Braginskii pressure anisotropy), anisotropic conduction, and radiative cooling. We find that, in all but the innermost regions of cool-core clusters, anisotropic viscosity significantly impairs the ability of the HBI to reorient magnetic-field lines orthogonal to the temperature gradient. Thus, while radio-mode feedback appears necessary in the central few Multiplication-Sign 10 kpc, heat conduction may be capable of offsetting radiative losses throughout most of a cool core over a significant fraction of the Hubble time. Magnetically aligned cold filaments are then able to form by local thermal instability. Viscous dissipation during cold filament formation produces accompanying hot filaments, which can be searched for in deep Chandra observations of cool-core clusters. In the case of MTI, anisotropic viscosity leads to a nonlinear state with a folded magnetic field structure in which field-line curvature and field strength are anti-correlated. These results demonstrate that, if the HBI and MTI are relevant for shaping the properties of the ICM, one must self-consistently include anisotropic viscosity in order to obtain even qualitatively correct results.

Kunz, Matthew W.; Stone, James M. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, 4 Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Bogdanovic, Tamara; Reynolds, Christopher S., E-mail: kunz@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: jstone@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: tamarab@astro.umd.edu, E-mail: chris@astro.umd.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Geomechanical and weathering properties of weak roof shales in coal mines.  

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??Many coal seams have weak shale immediate roofs that cause ground control problems. Therefore, it is important to know the properties of these shales so… (more)

Gurgenli, Hakan.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Detecting of Coal Gas Weak Signals Using Lyapunov Exponent under Strong Noise Background  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In coal gas monitoring system, the early detecting of gas concentration is key technique for preventing the gas explosion because the coal gas signals are very weak under strong noise background in mining digging laneway. In this paper, the coal gas ... Keywords: Coal gas, weak signals, coal mine underground, Lyapunov exponent, Duffing chaotic oscillator

Ma Xian-Min

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Unbalanced Load Flow for Weakly Meshed Distribution Systems with Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed Generation (DG) can bring support to distribution system, meanwhile, it bring unbalancedness in power source, load and line. Traditional load flow algorithms are not applicable to the weakly meshed distribution system with DGs. First, this ... Keywords: weakly meshed distribution system, distributed generation, unbalanced load flow, sensitivity compensation

Shao-Qiang Hu; Sen-Mao Li

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Constraining the interacting dark energy models from weak gravity conjecture and recent observations  

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We examine the effectiveness of the weak gravity conjecture in constraining the dark energy by comparing with observations. For general dark energy models with plausible phenomenological interactions between dark sectors, we find that although the weak gravity conjecture can constrain the dark energy, the constraint is looser than that from the observations.

Chen, Ximing; Pan, Nana; Gong, Yungui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Weakly-supervised discovery of named entities using web search queries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A seed-based framework for textual information extraction allows for weakly supervised extraction of named entities from anonymized Web search queries. The extraction is guided by a small set of seed named entities, without any need for handcrafted extraction ... Keywords: knowledge acquisition, named entities, query logs, unstructured text, weakly supervised information extraction

Marius Pa?ca

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Bootstrapping a hop-optimal network in the weak sensor model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sensor nodes are very weak computers that get distributed at random on a surface. Once deployed, they must wake up and form a radio network. Sensor network bootstrapping research thus has three parts: One must model the restrictions on sensor nodes; ... Keywords: Ad hoc network, contention resolution, maximal independent set, radio network, random geometric graphs, sensor network, weak sensor model

Martin Farach-Colton; Rohan J. Fernandes; Miguel A. Mosteiro

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Weakly nonlocal non-equilibrium thermodynamics - variational principles and Second Law  

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A general, uniform, rigorous and constructive thermodynamic approach to weakly nonlocal non-equilibrium thermodynamics is reviewed. A method is given to construct and restrict the evolution equations of physical theories according to the Second Law of thermodynamics and considering weakly nonlocal constitutive state spaces. The evolution equations of internal variables, the classical irreversible thermodynamics and Korteweg fluids are treated.

Ván, P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Focusing of weak shock waves and the von Neumann paradox of oblique shock reflection  

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Focusing of weak shock waves and the von Neumann paradox of oblique shock reflection Esteban G of weak shock waves at small angles are considered: the focusing of curved fronts at a&es, the transition between regular and irregular reflection of oblique shock waves on rigid walls and the diffraction

Tabak, Esteban G.

135

Extension of the weak-line approximation and application to correlated-k methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global climate models require accurate and rapid computation of the radiative transfer through the atmosphere. Correlated-k methods are often used. One of the approximations used in correlated-k models is the weakline approximation. We introduce an approximation T/sub g/ which reduces to the weak-line limit when optical depths are small, and captures the deviation from the weak-line limit as the extinction deviates from the weak-line limit. This approximation is constructed to match the first two moments of the gamma distribution to the k-distribution of the transmission. We compare the errors of the weak-line approximation with T/sub g/ in the context of a water vapor spectrum. The extension T/sub g/ is more accurate and converges more rapidly than the weak-line approximation.

Conley, A.J.; Collins, W.D.

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

136

Applications of Laminar Weak-Link Mechanisms for Ultraprecision Synchrotron Radiation Instruments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Unlike traditional kinematic flexure mechanisms, laminar overconstrained weak-link mechanisms provide much higher structure stiffness and stability. Using a laminar structure configured and manufactured by chemical etching and lithography techniques, we are able to design and build linear and rotary weak-link mechanisms with ultrahigh positioning sensitivity and stability for synchrotron radiation applications. Applications of laminar rotary weak-link mechanism include: high-energy-resolution monochromators for inelastic x-ray scattering and x-ray analyzers for ultra-small-angle scattering and powder-diffraction experiments. Applications of laminar linear weak-link mechanism include high-stiffness piezo-driven stages with subnanometer resolution for an x-ray microscope. In this paper, we summarize the recent designs and applications of the laminar weak-link mechanisms at the Advanced Photon Source.

Shu, D.; Toellner, T. S.; Alp, E. E.; Maser, J.; Ilavsky, J.; Shastri, S. D.; Lee, P. L.; Narayanan, S.; Long, G. G. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

137

Method and apparatus for evaluating structural weakness in polymer matrix composites  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

138

Calibration Technique for Superfluid 4He Weak-Link Cells Based on the Fountain Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies of superfluid 4He weak-links require calibration constants which permit the determination of the pressure and temperature differences which drive Josephson oscillations. We describe a technique for calibrating 4He weak-link cells in which a heater is used to induce fountain pressures detected by the deflection of a diaphragm. The technique determines the diaphragm spring constant, the inner cell volume, and the thermal conductance of the inner cells walls. This information is used to convert the measured deflection of the diaphragm into the total chemical potential difference across the weak link.

Hoskinson, E.; Packard, R. E. [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

139

Cellulose binding domain fusion proteins  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc A. (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy H. (Davis, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Cellulose binding domain fusion proteins  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 16 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Yosef, K.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.A.; Doi, R.H.

1998-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

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4: EMC RSA Archer GRC Open Redirection Weakness and Security 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 4, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A weakness and a security issue have been reported in EMC RSA Archer GRC PLATFORM: EMC RSA Archer GRC 5.x ABSTRACT: This fixes multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited to bypass certain security restrictions and to conduct spoofing attacks REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA54717 SecurityTracker Alert ID 1028971 EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-057 CVE-2013-3276 CVE-2013-3277 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: 1) The application does not properly restrict deactivated users. This can be exploited by deactivated users to login and gain access to otherwise

143

Microphysical Characteristics of a Well-Developed Weak Echo Region in a High Plains Supercell Thunderstorm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microphysical measurements in and near the weak echo region of a supercell thunderstorm are discussed. The observations were made in southeastern Montana with an armored T-28 aircraft, which has the capability to measure hydrometeors over almost ...

Dennis J. Musil; Andrew J. Heymsfield; Paul L. Smith

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

145

An Analysis of DES Cluster Simulations through the IMCAT and Shapelets Weak Lensing Pipelines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have run two completely independent weak lensing analysis pipelines on a set of realistic simulated images of a massive galaxy cluster with a singular isothermal sphere profile (galaxy velocity dispersion sigma_v=1250 km/ sec). The suite of images was constructed using the simulation tools developed by the Dark Energy Survey. We find that both weak lensing pipelines can accurately recover the velocity dispersion of our simulated clusters, suggesting that current weak lensing tools are accurate enough for measuring the shear profile of massive clusters in upcoming large photometric surveys. We also demonstrate how choices of some cuts influence the final shear profile and sigma_v measurement. Analogously to the STEP program, we make all of these cluster simulation images publically available for other groups to analyze through their own weak lensing pipelines.

Gill, M S S; Draskovic, J P; Honscheid, K; Lin, H; Kuropatkin, N; Martini, P; Peeples, M; Rozo, E; Smith, G N; Weinberg, D H

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Process for loading weak-acid ion exchange resin with uranium  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for loading ion exchange resins is described. The process comprises contacting a weak acid cation exchange resin in the ammonium form with a uranyl fluoride salt solution.

Notz, Karl J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

A Case Study of Heavy Rainfall Associated with Weak Cyclogenesis in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a case of unexpected weak cyclogenesis over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico from 16 to 19 September 1984 based upon manually prepared and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) gridded analyses. Noteworthy ...

Lance F. Bosart; Chung-Chieng Lai; Robert A. Weisman

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Simulation of Coherent Doppler Lidar Performance in the Weak-Signal Regime  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of coherent Doppler lidar in the weak-signal regime is investigated by computer simulations of velocity estimators that accumulate the signal from N pulses of zero-mean complex Gaussian stationary lidar data described by a ...

Rod Frehlich

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Residual Sediment Fluxes in Weakly-to-Periodically Stratified Estuaries and Tidal Inlets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this idealized numerical modeling study, the composition of residual sediment fluxes in energetic (e.g., weakly or periodically stratified) tidal estuaries is investigated by means of one-dimensional water column models, with some focus on the ...

Hans Burchard; Henk M. Schuttelaars; W. Rockwell Geyer

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Study of Radiative and Turbulent Processes in the Stable Boundary Layer under Weak Wind Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of radiation and turbulence was studied in a weak wind nocturnal inversion layer using a one-dimensional model. In contrast to a strong wind stable boundary layer where cooling within the surface inversion layer is dominated by ...

S. G. Gopalakrishnan; Maithili Sharan; R. T. McNider; M. P. Singh

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

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

152

Reorganization of Tropical Climate during El Niño: A Weak Temperature Gradient Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The applicability of a weak temperature gradient (WTG) formulation for the reorganization of tropical climate during El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events is investigated. This idealized dynamical framework solves for the divergent portion ...

Benjamin R. Lintner; John C. H. Chiang

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis of the Weakly Convective Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part I: Eddy Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three-dimensional empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs), representing atmospheric turbulence structures, are determined from a large-eddy simulation of a weakly convective, planetary boundary layer. The method of analysis is based on Lumley's ...

D. Keith Wilson

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Kinematic, Dynamic, and Thermodynamic Analysis of a Weakly Sheared Severe Thunderstorm over Northern Alabama  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A kinematic, dynamic, and thermodynamic analysis of a weakly sheared, airmass thunderstorm observed over northern Alabama is presented. Most notable is the fact that the dominant cell in this storm closely resembles the Byers and Braham model for ...

David E. Kingsmill; Roger M. Wakimoto

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Residual Currents Induced by Asymmetric Tidal Mixing in Weakly Stratified Narrow Estuaries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Residual currents induced by asymmetric tidal mixing were examined for weakly stratified, narrow estuaries using analytical and numerical models. The analytical model is an extension of the work of R. K. McCarthy, with the addition of tidal ...

Peng Cheng; Arnoldo Valle-Levinson; Huib E. de Swart

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Mean Structure of the Nocturnal Boundary Layer under Strong and Weak Wind Conditions: EPRI Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The major objective of this study was to analyze the mean structure and evolution of the nocturnal boundary layer (NBL) under strong and weak wind conditions. Meteorological data collected during the plume-validation experiment conducted by the ...

T. B. P. S. Rama V. Krishna; Maithili Sharan; S. G. Gopalakrishnan; Aditi

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Modeling and Parameterization of Near-Source Diffusion in Weak Winds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A critical assessment is made of several different approaches that can be used for modeling near-source diffusion in weak winds, including the calm condition. For the convective boundary layer, the statistical theory approach is used in ...

S. Pal Arya

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

A Simple Model of a Convectively Coupled Walker Circulation Using the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An idealized model of a Walker circulation based on the weak temperature gradient (WTG) approximation and a single baroclinic vertical mode for all fields is analyzed. The circulation is forced by a sinusoidal variation of sea surface temperature ...

Christopher S. Bretherton; Adam H. Sobel

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Residual Sediment Fluxes in Weakly-to-Periodically Stratified Estuaries and Tidal Inlets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this idealized numerical modeling study, the composition of residual sediment fluxes in energetic (e.g., weakly stratified or periodically stratified) tidal estuaries is investigated by means of one-dimensional water column models, with some ...

Hans Burchard; Henk M. Schuttelaars; W. Rockwell Geyer

160

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Bindings  

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With Debian or Ubuntu the installation is very simple apt-get install python Versions Several versions of Python are available 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6. ? python-V gives the version of Python that will be used % python-V Python 2.5.4Outline

Francois Faure

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Erythropoietin binding protein from mammalian serum  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Purified mammalian erythropoietin binding-protein is disclosed, and its isolation, identification, characterization, purification, and immunoassay are described. The erythropoietin binding protein can be used for regulation of erythropoiesis by regulating levels and half-life of erythropoietin. A diagnostic kit for determination of level of erythropoietin binding protein is also described.

Clemons, Gisela K. (Berkeley, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Erythropoietin binding protein from mammalian serum  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Purified mammalian erythropoietin binding-protein is disclosed, and its isolation, identification, characterization, purification, and immunoassay are described. The erythropoietin binding protein can be used for regulation of erythropoiesis by regulating levels and half-life of erythropoietin. A diagnostic kit for determination of level of erythropoietin binding protein is also described. 11 figs.

Clemons, G.K.

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

164

Binding Energy Distribution Analysis Method (BEDAM) for Estimation of Protein-Ligand Binding Affinities  

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Binding Energy Distribution Analysis Method (BEDAM) for Estimation of Protein-Ligand Binding Jersey 08854 Received June 2, 2010 Abstract: The binding energy distribution analysis method (BEDAM of the probability distribution of the binding energy obtained in the canonical ensemble in which the ligand

165

Weak gravitational lensing as a method to constrain unstable dark matter  

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The nature of the dark matter remains a mystery. The possibility of an unstable dark matter particle decaying to invisible daughter particles has been explored many times in the past few decades. Meanwhile, weak gravitational lensing shear has gained a lot of attention as a probe of dark energy, though it was previously considered a dark matter probe. Weak lensing is a useful tool for constraining the stability of the dark matter. In the coming decade a number of large galaxy imaging surveys will be undertaken and will measure the statistics of cosmological weak lensing with unprecedented precision. Weak lensing statistics are sensitive to unstable dark matter in at least two ways. Dark matter decays alter the matter power spectrum and change the angular diameter distance-redshift relation. We show how measurements of weak lensing shear correlations may provide the most restrictive, model-independent constraints on the lifetime of unstable dark matter. Our results rely on assumptions regarding nonlinear evolution of density fluctuations in scenarios of unstable dark matter and one of our aims is to stimulate interest in theoretical work on nonlinear structure growth in unstable dark matter models.

Wang Meiyu; Zentner, Andrew R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

166

Weak Hopf Algebras unify the Hennings-Kauffman-Radford and the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant  

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We present an invariant of connected and oriented closed 3-manifolds based on a coribbon Weak Hopf Algebra H with a suitable left-integral. Our invariant can be understood as the generalization to Weak Hopf Algebras of the Hennings-Kauffman-Radford evaluation of an unoriented framed link using a dual quantum-trace. This quantum trace satisfies conditions that render the link evaluation invariant under Kirby moves. If H is a suitable finite-dimensional Hopf algebra (not weak), our invariant reduces to the Kauffman-Radford invariant for the dual of H. If H is the Weak Hopf Algebra Tannaka-Krein reconstructed from a modular category C, our invariant agrees with the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant. In particular, the proof of invariance of the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant becomes as simple as that of the Kauffman-Radford invariant. Modularity of C is only used once in order to show that the invariant is non-zero; apart from this, a fusion category with ribbon structure would be sufficient. Our generalization of the Kauffman-Radford invariant for a Weak Hopf Algebra H and the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant for its category of finite-dimensional comodules C=M^H always agree by construction. There is no need to consider a quotient of the representation category modulo 'negligible morphisms' at any stage, and our construction contains the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant for an arbitrary modular category C, whether its relationship with some quantum group is known or not.

Hendryk Pfeiffer

2011-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

167

Synthetic heparin-binding factor analogs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides synthetic heparin-binding growth factor analogs having at least one peptide chain, and preferably two peptide chains branched from a dipeptide branch moiety composed of two trifunctional amino acid residues, which peptide chain or chains bind a heparin-binding growth factor receptor and are covalently bound to a non-signaling peptide that includes a heparin-binding domain, preferably by a linker, which may be a hydrophobic linker. The synthetic heparin-binding growth factor analogs are useful as pharmaceutical agents, soluble biologics or as surface coatings for medical devices.

Pena, Louis A. (Poquott, NY); Zamora, Paul O. (Gaithersburg, MD); Lin, Xinhua (Plainview, NY); Glass, John D. (Shoreham, NY)

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

168

Detecting Weak Interactions between Au- and Gas Molecules: A Photoelectron Spectroscopic and Ab Initio Study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this communication, we report a joint experimental and theoretical study of the interactions between gold anion, Au-, and an NG atom (NG ) Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) or a molecule of O2, CH4, or H2O. Except for the Au- · · ·H2O interaction, which is comparable to strong hydrogen bonding, all of these are weak charge-induced intermolecular interactions. The observation of a weakly bound Au(O2)- complex shows the inertness of Au- toward O2, in line with the previous observation of the odd-even effect in the reactions of Aun - clusters and O2. By comparing with results of high-level ab initio calculations, we demonstrate that anion PES is a good technique for probing weak charge-induced intermolecular interactions.

Gao, Yi; Huang, Wei; Woodford, Jeffrey; Wang, Lai S.; Zeng, Xiao Cheng

2009-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

169

Anomalous skin effects in relativistic parallel propagating weakly magnetized electron plasma waves  

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Fully relativistic analysis of anomalous skin effects for parallel propagating waves in a weakly magnetized electron plasma is presented and general expressions for longitudinal and transverse permittivites are derived. It is found that the penetration depth for R- and L-waves increases as we move from non-relativistic to highly relativistic regime. The ambient magnetic field reduces/enhances the skin effects for R-wave/L-wave as the strength of the field is increased. In general, the weak magnetic field effects are pronounced for the weakly relativistic regime as compared with other relativistic cases. The results are also graphically illustrated. On switching off the magnetic field, previous results for field free case are retrieved [A. F. Alexandrov, A. S. Bogdankevich, and A. A. Rukhadze, Priniples of Plasma Electrodynamics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1984), Vol. 9, p. 106].

Abbas, Gohar; Bashir, M. F. [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, G. C. University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Murtaza, G. [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

Binary Bose-Einstein Condensate Mixtures in Weakly and Strongly Segregated Phases  

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We perform a mean-field study of the binary Bose-Einstein Condensate mixtures as the function of the mutual repulsive interaction strength. In the phase segregated regime, we find that there are two distinct phases: the weakly segregated phase characterized by a ‘penetration depth ’ and the strongly segregated phase by a healing length. In the weakly segregated phase the symmetry of the shape of each condensate will not take that of the trap because of the finite surface tension, but their total density profile still does. In the strongly segregated phase even the total density profile takes a different symmetry from that of the trap because of the mutual exclusion of the condensates. The lower critical condensate atom number to observe the complete phase segregation is discussed. A comparison to recent experimental data suggests that the weakly segregated phase has been observed. PACS#: 03.75.Fi 1

P. Ao; S. T. Chui

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

172

Capture and release of mixed acid gasses with binding organic liquids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Reversible acid-gas binding organic liquid systems that permit separation and capture of one or more of several acid gases from a mixed gas stream, transport of the liquid, release of the acid gases from the ionic liquid and reuse of the liquid to bind more acid gas with significant energy savings compared to current aqueous systems. These systems utilize acid gas capture compounds made up of strong bases and weak acids that form salts when reacted with a selected acid gas, and which release these gases when a preselected triggering event occurs. The various new materials that make up this system can also be included in various other applications such as chemical sensors, chemical reactants, scrubbers, and separators that allow for the specific and separate removal of desired materials from a gas stream such as flue gas.

Heldebrant, David J. (Richland, WA); Yonker, Clement R. (Kennewick, WA)

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

173

QCD Corrections to Vector Boson Pair Production via Weak Boson Fusion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NLO-QCD corrections to vector boson pair production via weak boson fusion have recently been calculated and implemented into flexible parton-level Monte-Carlo programs. These allow for the computation of cross sections and kinematical distributions within realistic experimental cuts. We summarize the basic elements of the calculation and review phenomenological results for the LHC.

B. Jager; C. Oleari; D. Zeppenfeld

2006-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

174

Fuzzy programming problem in the weakly structurable dynamic system and choice of decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work deals with the problems of the Weakly Structurable Continuous Dynamic System (WSCDS) optimal control and briefly discuss the results developed by G. Sirbiladze [17]. Sufficient and necessary conditions are presented for the existence of an ... Keywords: Bellman's optimality principle, WSCDS, extended extremal fuzzy measures, fuzzy dynamic systems, fuzzy gain-loss process, fuzzy optimal control, sugeno type extremal integrals

Gia Sirbiladze; Anna Sikharulidze; Natia Sirbiladze

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Power quality analysis of wind generator connected to the weak grid during low wind speed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power quality analysis based on measurements performed on wind generator during low wind speed is presented in the paper. Wind generator is connected via 10 kV cable to the distribution network, where grid is weak with low value of short-circuit power. ... Keywords: distribution network, harmonics, power quality, wind speed, wind turbine

Aleksandar Nikolic; Branka Kostic; Maja Markovic; Sasa Minic; Srdjan Milosavljevic

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

The Passage of a Weak Thunderstorn Downburst over an Instrumented Tower  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 5 November 1977 a weak downburst associated with a multicell storm passed over an instrumented tower at Bald Hills, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Associated with the thunderstorm was a dome of cold air estimated to be 1200 to 1800 m deep. ...

Douglas J. Sherman

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Fuzzy Rule–Based Approach for Detection of Bounded Weak-Echo Regions in Radar Images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for the detection of a bounded weak-echo region (BWER) within a storm structure that can help in the prediction of severe weather phenomena is presented. A fuzzy rule–based approach that takes care of the various uncertainties associated ...

Nikhil R. Pal; Achintya K. Mandal; Srimanta Pal; Jyotirmay Das; V. Lakshmanan

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Surface Science Prospectives Weakly bound buffer layers: A versatile template for metallic nano-clusters  

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Surface Science Prospectives Weakly bound buffer layers: A versatile template for metallic nano layers Metallic nano-crystals Film patterning Laser ablation a b s t r a c t Buffer layers composed controlled growth of nano-clusters and for patterning of thin metallic films. Metallic nano-crystals can

Asscher, Micha

179

Comment on "Weak instrument robust tests in GMM and the new Keynesian Phillips curve"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Comment on "Weak instrument robust tests in GMM and the new Keynesian Phillips curve", Frank Kleibergen, Sophocles Mavroeidis. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. July 1, 2009, 27(3): 293-311. doi:10.1198/jbes.2009.08280.

Mikusheva, Anna

180

Stability boundary analysis of the dynamic voltage restorer in weak systems with dynamic loads  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this contribution, a stability analysis for a dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) connected to a weak ac system containing a dynamic load is presented using continuation techniques and bifurcation theory. The system dynamics are explored through the continuation ... Keywords: DVR, Floquet multiplier, active filter, continuation techniques, iterative map, point common coupling, power converter, stability regions, switching process

Juan Segundo-Ramírez; Aurelio Medina; Arindam Ghosh; Gerard Ledwich

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

The Very Stable Boundary Layer on Nights with Weak Low-Level Jets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The light-wind, clear-sky, very stable boundary layer (vSBL) is characterized by large values of bulk Richardson number. The light winds produce weak shear, turbulence, and mixing, and resulting strong temperature gradients near the surface. Here ...

Robert M. Banta; Larry Mahrt; Dean Vickers; Jielun Sun; Ben B. Balsley; Yelena L. Pichugina; Eric J. Williams

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

183

Cross Terms and Weak Frequency Dependent Signals in the CMB Sky  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we study the amplification of weak frequency dependent signals in the CMB sky due to their cross correlation to intrinsic anisotropies. In particular, we center our attention on mechanisms generating some weak signal, of peculiar spectral behaviour, such as resonant scattering in ionic, atomic or molecular lines, thermal SZ effect or extragalactic foreground emissions, whose typical amplitude (denoted by $\\epsilon$) is sufficiently smaller than the intrinsic CMB fluctuations. We find that all these effects involve either the autocorrelation of anisotropies generated during recombination ($z_{rec}$) or the cross-correlation of those anisotropies with fluctuations arising at some later redshift $z_i$. The degree of this correlation can be computed under the assumption that density fluctuations were generated as standard inflationary models dictate and that they evolved in time according to linear theory. In case that the weak signal is frequency dependent, we show that, by substracting power spectra at different frequencies, it is possible to avoid the limit associated to Cosmic Variance and unveil weaker terms linear in $\\epsilon$. We find that the correlation term shows a different spectral dependence than the squared ($\\propto \\epsilon^2$) term considered usually, making its extraction particularly straightforward for the thermal SZ effect. Furthermore, we find that in most cases the correlation terms are particularly relevant at low multipoles and must be taken into account when characterising the power spectrum associated to weak signals in the large angular scales.

C. Hernandez-Monteagudo; R. A. Sunyaev; MPA; IKI

2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

184

Wind turbine aerodynamics using ALE---VMS: validation and the role of weakly enforced boundary conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we present a validation study involving the full-scale NREL Phase VI two-bladed wind turbine rotor. The ALE---VMS formulation of aerodynamics, based on the Navier---Stokes equations of incompressible flows, is employed in conjunction ... Keywords: ALE---VMS, Finite elements, NREL 5MW offshore, NREL Phase VI, Weakly enforced essential boundary conditions, Wind turbine aerodynamics

Ming-Chen Hsu; Ido Akkerman; Yuri Bazilevs

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Weak aggregating algorithm for the distribution-free perishable inventory problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We formulate the multiperiod, distribution-free perishable inventory problem as a problem of prediction with expert advice and apply an online learning method (the Weak Aggregating Algorithm) to solve it. We show that the asymptotic average performance ... Keywords: Aggregating algorithm, Newsvendor problem, Online learning

Tatsiana Levina; Yuri Levin; Jeff Mcgill; Mikhail Nediak; Vladimir Vovk

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Parabolic lines and caustics in weakly anisotropic solids 9iFODY##9DYU\\XN  

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117 Parabolic lines and caustics in weakly anisotropic solids 9iFODY##9DYU\\þXN *HRSK@ig.cas.cz Summary The behaviour of parabolic lines and caustics in anisotropic solids can be, in general, very, no parabolic lines appear on the S1 slowness sheet. Consequently, the S1 wave sheet displays no caustics

Cerveny, Vlastislav

187

Weak Hopf Algebras unify the Hennings-Kauffman-Radford and the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an invariant of connected and oriented closed 3-manifolds based on a coribbon Weak Hopf Algebra H with a suitable left-integral. Our invariant can be understood as the generalization to Weak Hopf Algebras of the Hennings-Kauffman-Radford evaluation of an unoriented framed link using a dual quantum-trace. This quantum trace satisfies conditions that render the link evaluation invariant under Kirby moves. If H is a suitable finite-dimensional Hopf algebra (not weak), our invariant reduces to the Kauffman-Radford invariant for the dual of H. If H is the Weak Hopf Algebra Tannaka-Krein reconstructed from a modular category C, our invariant agrees with the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant. In particular, the proof of invariance of the Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant becomes as simple as that of the Kauffman-Radford invariant. Modularity of C is only used once in order to show that the invariant is non-zero; apart from this, a fusion category with ribbon structure would be sufficient. Our generalization of the ...

Pfeiffer, Hendryk

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

The Role of Latent Heat Release in the Evolution of a Weak Extratropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study of the sensitivity of a weak winter extratropical cyclone to latent heat release (LHR) is presented using 48-h simulations of the cyclone's evolution derived from three versions of the LFM model: a MOIST simulation in which full model ...

John E. Zimmerman; Phillip J. Smith; David R. Smith

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Forecast of Weak Electrical Signals in Dahlia pinnata by Neural Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Signals of electrics in Dahlia pinnata were tested by a touching test system of self-made double shields with platinum sensors and tested data of electrical signals denoised by the wavelet soft threshold and also using Gaussian radial base function (RBF) ... Keywords: radial base function (RBF) neural network, wavelet soft threshold denoising, plant weak electrical signal, intelligent control, Dahlia pinnata

Lanzhou Wang; Jinli Ding

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

An Application of a Weakly Constrained 4DVAR to Satellite Data Assimilation and Heavy Rainfall Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a simple weakly constrained four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4DVAR) technique (W4DVAR) is used in the assimilation of retrieved satellite data for a heavy rainfall simulation. The W4DVAR and the strongly constrained ...

Mi-Seon Lee; Dong-Kyou Lee

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Comparative Evaluation of Eddy Exchange Coefficients for Strong and Weak Wind Stable Boundary Layer Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five local K-closure formulations and a TKE closure were incorporated in a one-dimensional version of the Pielke’s model, and a comparative evaluation of the closure schemes was made for strong and weak wind stable boundary layer (SBL). The ...

Maithili Sharan; S. G. Gopalakrishnan

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

AvrRpm1 Missense Mutations Weakly Activate RPS2-Mediated Immune Response in Arabidopsis thaliana  

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AvrRpm1 Missense Mutations Weakly Activate RPS2- Mediated Immune Response in Arabidopsis thaliana Plants recognize microbes via specific pattern recognition receptors that are activated by microbe to pathogen proliferation. Plant pathogenic bacteria like Pseudomonas syringae utilize a type III secretion

Dangl, Jeff

193

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

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

194

Weak turbulence and collapses in the Majda-Mc-Laughlin-Tabak equation: Fluxes in wavenumber and in amplitude space  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The turbulent energy flow of the onedimensional Majda-McLaughlin-Tabak equation is studied numerically. The system exhibits weak turbulence for weak driving forces, while weak turbulence coexists with strongly nonlinear intermittent collapses when the system is strongly driven. These two types of dynamics can be distinguished by their energy and particle fluxes. The weakly turbulent process can be characterized by fluxes in wavenumber space, while additional fluxes in amplitude space emerge in the intermittent process. The particle flux is directed from low amplitudes towards high amplitudes, and the energy flows in the opposite direction.

Benno Rumpf Laura Biven

2005-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

195

Identifying binding sites in sequential genomic data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The identification of cis-regulatory binding sites in DNA is a difficult problem in computational biology. To obtain a full understanding of the complex machinery embodied in genetic regulatory networks it is necessary to know both the identity of the ... Keywords: computational biology, imbalanced data, sampling, support vector machine, transcription factor binding sites

Mark Robinson; Cristina González Castellano; Rod Adams; Neil Davey; Yi Sun

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Complexity measures for binding-blocking automata  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We define three complexity measures for binding-blocking automata (BBA) namely, blocking number, blocking instant and blocking quotient. We also study some hierarchical structures of BBA arising out of it. Keywords: binding-blocking automata, complexity measures, peptide-antibody interaction

M. Sakthi Balan

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

A Tcl Binding to Motif  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tcl is a type--free interpreted language intended for use as an embedded command language for applications. Motif is the standard GUI for the XWindow System, but this has a complex C--based API. This paper discusses a binding of tcl to Motif which allows for a simpler API. 1. Introduction The XWindow System is now accepted as the standard windowing systems for Unix graphics workstations and terminals [1]. It provides a low--level set of tools to build applications. Most applications now are built using a higher--level toolkit which typically supplies objects usually known as widgets. There are a number of such toolkits, but the one that has achieved the major success is the Motif toolkit [] based on the Xt Intrinsics [8]. Motif has defined a look--and--feel that is copied to a greater or lesser extent by other toolkits, and forms a component of specifications such as COSE. The specification for Motif [7] basically assumes a C--like language, and the only implementation of that specif...

Jan Newmarch

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

A Primer for Electro-Weak Induced Low Energy Nuclear Reactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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.

Srivastava, Y N; Larsen, L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A Primer for Electro-Weak Induced Low Energy Nuclear Reactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

200

Complementarity of weak lensing and peculiar velocity measurements in testing general relativity  

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We explore the complementarity of weak lensing and galaxy peculiar velocity measurements to better constrain modifications to General Relativity. We find no evidence for deviations from General Relativity on cosmological scales from a combination of peculiar velocity measurements (for Luminous Red Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey) with weak lensing measurements (from the Canadian France Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey). We provide a Fisher error forecast for a Euclid-like space-based survey including both lensing and peculiar velocity measurements and show that the expected constraints on modified gravity will be at least an order of magnitude better than with present data, i.e. we will obtain {approx_equal}5% errors on the modified gravity parametrization described here. We also present a model-independent method for constraining modified gravity parameters using tomographic peculiar velocity information, and apply this methodology to the present data set.

Song, Yong-Seon [Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of); Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Zhao Gongbo; Bacon, David; Koyama, Kazuya; Nichol, Robert C. [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Pogosian, Levon [Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 (Canada)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

202

A Computational Complexity-Theoretic Elaboration of Weak Truth-Table Reducibility  

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The notion of weak truth-table reducibility plays an important role in recursion theory. In this paper, we introduce an elaboration of this notion, where a computable bound on the use function is explicitly specified. This elaboration enables us to deal with the notion of asymptotic behavior in a manner like in computational complexity theory, while staying in computability theory. We apply the elaboration to sets which appear in the statistical mechanical interpretation of algorithmic information theory. We demonstrate the power of the elaboration by revealing a critical phenomenon, i.e., a phase transition, in the statistical mechanical interpretation, which cannot be captured by the original notion of weak truth-table reducibility.

Tadaki, Kohtaro

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

The weak heat kernel asymptotic expansion and the quantum double suspension  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we are concerned with the construction of a general principle that will allow us to produce regular spectral triples with finite and simple dimension spectrum. We introduce the notion of weak heat kernel asymptotic expansion (WHKAE) property of a spectral triple and show that the weak heat kernel asymptotic expansion allows one to conclude that the spectral triple is regular with finite simple dimension spectrum. The usual heat kernel expansion implies this property. Finally we show that WHKAE is stable under quantum double suspension, a notion introduced by Hong and Szymanski. Therefore quantum double suspending compact Riemannian spin manifolds iteratively we get many examples of regular spectral triples with finite simple dimension spectrum. This covers all the odd dimensional quantum spheres. Our methods also apply to the case of noncommutative torus.

Chakraborty, Partha Sarathi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

205

Constraining the Leading Weak Axial Two-body Current by SNO and Super-K  

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We analyze the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and Super-Kamiokande (SK) data on charged current (CC), neutral current (NC) and neutrino electron elastic scattering (ES) reactions to constrain the leading weak axial two-body current parameterized by L_1A. This two-body current is the dominant uncertainty of every low energy weak interaction deuteron breakup process, including SNO's CC and NC reactions. Our method shows that the theoretical inputs to SNO's determination of the CC and NC fluxes can be self-calibrated, be calibrated by SK, or be calibrated by reactor data. The only assumption made is that the total flux of active neutrinos has the standard ^8B spectral shape (but distortions in the electron neutrino spectrum are allowed). We show that SNO's conclusion about the inconsistency of the no-flavor-conversion hypothesis does not contain significant theoretical uncertainty, and we determine the magnitude of the active solar neutrino flux.

Jiunn-Wei Chen; Karsten M. Heeger; R. G. Hamish Robertson

2002-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

206

Next-to-leading order QCD corrections to photon production via weak-boson fusion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a calculation of next-to-leading order QCD corrections to gamma jj production via weak-boson fusion at a hadron collider in the form of a flexible parton-level Monte Carlo program which allows us to study cross sections and distributions within experimentally relevant selection cuts. The radiative corrections are found to be moderate with residual scale uncertainties being considerably improved beyond tree level. The sensitivity of the reaction to anomalous W+ W- gamma couplings is investigated.

B. Jager

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

207

The use of LEDS (light-emitting diode) to simulate weak YAG-laser beams  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to determine whether and under what conditions a light-emitting diode may be used to simulate a weak YAG-laser beam that has been scattered by a distant reflecting object. By examining the differences between laser radiation and LED radiation, the author concludes that there is no theoretical reason that a LED may not be used in place of the laser beam.

Young, M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

A Survey of Analogs to Weak MgII Absorbers in the Present  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the results of a survey of the analogs of weak MgII absorbers (rest frame equivalent width W(2796) 0.02 A, with 30% completeness for the weakest lines. We find the number of weak MgII absorber analogs with 0.02 < W(2796) < 0.3 to be dN/dz = 1.00 +/- 0.20 for 0 < z < 0.3. This value is consistent with cosmological evolution of the population. We consider the expected effect on observability of weak MgII absorbers of the decreasing intensity of the extragalactic background radiation eld from z~1 to z~0. Assuming that all the objects that produce absorption at z~1 are stable on a cosmological timescale, and that no new objects are created, we would expect dN/dz of 2-3 at z~0. About 30-50% of this z~0 population would be decendants of the parsec-scale structures that produce single-cloud, weak MgII absorbers at z~1. The other 50-70% would be lower density, kiloparsec-scale structures that produce CIV absorption, but not detectable low ionization absorption, at z~1. We conclude that at least one, and perhaps some fraction of both, of these populations has evolved away since z~1, in order to match the z~0 dN/dz measured in our survey. This would follow naturally for a population of transient structures whose generation is related to star-forming processes, whose rate has decreased since z~1.

Anand Narayanan; Jane C. Charlton; Joe R. Masiero; Ryan Lynch

2005-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

209

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

210

Effect of Correlated Noise on Source Shape Parameters and Weak Lensing Measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The measurement of shape parameters of sources in astronomical images is usually performed by assuming that the underlying noise is uncorrelated. Spatial noise correlation is however present in practice due to various observational effects and can affect source shape parameters. This effect is particularly important for measurements of weak gravitational lensing, for which the sought image distortions are typically of the order of only 1%. We compute the effect of correlated noise on two-dimensional gaussian fits in full generality. The noise properties are naturally quantified by the noise autocorrelation function (ACF), which is easily measured in practice. We compute the resulting bias on the mean, variance and covariance of the source parameters, and the induced correlation between the shapes of neighboring sources. We show that these biases are of second order in the inverse signal-to-noise ratio of the source, and could thus be overlooked if bright stars are used to monitor systematic distortions. Radio interferometric surveys are particularly prone to this effect because of the long-range pixel correlations produced by the Fourier inversion involved in their image construction. As a concrete application, we consider the search for weak lensing by large-scale structure with the FIRST radio survey. We measure the noise ACF for a FIRST coadded field, and compute the resulting ellipticity correlation function induced by the noise. In comparison with the weak-lensing signal expected in CDM models, the noise correlation effect is important on small angular scales, but is negligible for source separations greater than about 1 arcmin. We also discuss how noise correlation can affect weak-lensing studies with optical surveys.

A. Refregier; S. T. Brown

1998-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

211

Entangled state generation with an intrinsically pure single-photon source and a weak coherent source  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on the experimental generation of an entangled state with a spectrally pure heralded single-photon state and a weak coherent state. By choosing group-velocity matching in the nonlinear crystal, our system for producing entangled photons was 60 times brighter than that in the earlier experiment [Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 240401 (2003)], with no need of bandpass filters. This entanglement system is useful for quantum information protocols that require indistinguishable photons from independent sources.

Rui-Bo Jin; Ryosuke Shimizu; Fumihiro Kaneda; Yasuyoshi Mitsumori; Hideo Kosaka; Keiichi Edamatsu

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

212

Fluctuations in the Gravitational, Strong and Weak Nuclear Fields through an Effective Harmonic Oscillator Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose an effective harmonic oscillator model in order to treat the fluctuations of the gravitational, strong and weak nuclear fields. With respect to the gravitational field, first we use the model to estimate its fluctuating strength, necessary to decohere the wavefunction of a cubic centimeter of air at the standard temperature and pressure conditions. Second, the fluctuation of a point mass through a distance equal to the Planck length leads to the self-gravitational interaction of a particle, which can be related to its de Broglie frequency. Third, by making the equality of the fluctuating field strength with the gravitational field of a mass M at half of its Schwarzschild radius, we obtain an estimate of the mass of the Universe. We also consider the fluctuations of the strong nuclear field, as a means to estimate the separation in energy between the ground state and the centroid of the excitated states of the nucleon. Finally, taking into account the neutron-proton mass difference, we use the fluctuations of the weak nuclear field in order to evaluate the weak coupling constant.

P. R. Silva

2001-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

213

Subaru weak-lensing study of A2163: bimodal mass structure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a weak-lensing analysis of the merging cluster A2163 using Subaru/Suprime-Cam and CHFT/Mega-Cam data and discuss the dynamics of this cluster merger, based on complementary weak-lensing, X-ray, and optical spectroscopic datasets. From two dimensional multi-component weak-lensing analysis, we reveal that the cluster mass distribution is well described by three main components: a two component main cluster A2163-A with mass ratio 1:8, and its cluster satellite A2163-B. The bimodal mass distribution in A2163-A is similar to the galaxy density distribution, but appears as spatially segregated from the brightest X-ray emitting gas region. We discuss the possible origins of this gas-dark matter offset, and suggest the gas core of the A2163-A subcluster to have been stripped away by ram pressure from its dark matter component. The survival of this gas core to the tidal forces exerted by the main cluster let us infer a subcluster accretion with non-zero impact parameter. Dominated by the most massive compo...

Okabe, Nobuhiro; Mazzotta, Pasquale; Maurogordato, Sophie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

{sigma} meson exchange effect on non-mesonic hypernuclear weak decay observables  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We analyze the influence of {sigma} meson exchange on the main non-mesonic hypernuclear weak decay observables: Total rate {gamma}{sub NM}, neutron-to-proton branching ratio {gamma}{sub n/p}, and proton asymmetry parameter a{sub {lambda}}. The {sigma} meson exchange is added to the standard strangeness-changing weak {lambda}N{yields}NN transition potential, which includes the exchange of the complete pseudoscalar and vector mesons octet ({pi},{eta},K,{rho},{omega},K{sup *}). Using a shell model formalism, the {sigma} meson weak coupling constants are adjusted to reproduce the recent {gamma}{sub NM} and {gamma}{sub n/p} experimental data for {sub {lambda}}{sup 5}He. Numerical results for the remaining observables of {sub {lambda}}{sup 5}He and all the observables of {sub {lambda}}{sup 12}C decays are presented. They clearly show that the addition of the {sigma} meson improves the agreement with the data. However, its effect it is not enough to reproduce well the a{sub {lambda}} values, which means that other improvements of the model must be explored to explain the puzzle posed by the experiments.

Barbero, C.; Mariano, A. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67, 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

215

The Soft-X-Ray Spectral Shape of X-Ray-Weak Seyferts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(I) We observed eight Seyfert~2s and two X--ray--weak Seyfert~1/QSOs with the ROSAT PSPC, and one Seyfert~2 with the ROSAT HRI. These targets were selected from the Extended 12\\um\\ Galaxy Sample. (II) Both Seyfert~1/QSOs vary by factors of 1.5---2. The photon indices steepen in the more luminous state, consistent with the variability being mainly due to the softest X--rays, which are confined to a size of less than a parsec. (III) Both the Seyfert~2s and Seyfert~1/QSOs are best fit with a photon index of $\\Gamma\\sim3$, which is steeper than the canonical value of $\\Gamma\\sim1.7$ measured for X--ray--strong Seyferts by ROSAT and at higher energies. Several physical explanations are suggested for the steeper slopes of X--ray--weak objects. (IV) We observed one Seyfert~2, NGC~5005, with the ROSAT HRI, finding about 13\\% of the soft X--rays to come from an extended component. This and other observations suggest that different components to the soft X--ray spectrum of some, if not all, X--ray--weak Seyferts may come from spatially distinct regions.

Brian Rush; Matthew A. Malkan

1995-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

216

PROBING PRIMORDIAL NON-GAUSSIANITY WITH WEAK-LENSING MINKOWSKI FUNCTIONALS  

SciTech Connect

We study the cosmological information contained in the Minkowski functionals (MFs) of weak gravitational lensing convergence maps. We show that the MFs provide strong constraints on the local-type primordial non-Gaussianity parameter f {sub NL}. We run a set of cosmological N-body simulations and perform ray-tracing simulations of weak lensing to generate 100 independent convergence maps of a 25 deg{sup 2} field of view for f {sub NL} = -100, 0 and 100. We perform a Fisher analysis to study the degeneracy among other cosmological parameters such as the dark energy equation of state parameter w and the fluctuation amplitude {sigma}{sub 8}. We use fully nonlinear covariance matrices evaluated from 1000 ray-tracing simulations. For upcoming wide-field observations such as those from the Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam survey with a proposed survey area of 1500 deg{sup 2}, the primordial non-Gaussianity can be constrained with a level of f {sub NL} {approx} 80 and w {approx} 0.036 by weak-lensing MFs. If simply scaled by the effective survey area, a 20,000 deg{sup 2} lensing survey using the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will yield constraints of f {sub NL} {approx} 25 and w {approx} 0.013. We show that these constraints can be further improved by a tomographic method using source galaxies in multiple redshift bins.

Shirasaki, Masato; Yoshida, Naoki; Nishimichi, Takahiro [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan); Hamana, Takashi, E-mail: masato.shirasaki@ipmu.jp [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

217

The Strength of Weak Cooperation: an Attempt to Understand the Meaning of Web 2.0  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: This paper examines some continuities and ruptures in the use of Web 2.0 such as blogs, social media, user-generated content services etc. vis-à-vis earlier web services. We hypothesize that one of the sociological characteristics of Web 2.0 services is that making personal production public creates a new articulation between individualism and solidarity, which reveals the strength of weak cooperation. Web 2.0 services allow individual contributors to experience cooperation ex post. The strength of the weak cooperation arises from the fact that it is not necessary for individuals to have an ex ante cooperative action plan or altruistic intention. They discover cooperative opportunities only by making public their individual production. The paper illustrates this phenomenon by analysing the uses of different services and by looking at the new process of innovation that appears through Barcamp and Coworking spaces. Key words: Web 2.0, weak cooperation, BarCamp. E choing the euphoric 2000 internet bubble, the Web 2.0 label is now so widespread that it is increasingly difficult to define the boundaries and

Christophe Aguiton; Dominique Cardon; France Télécom R

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on weak-coupling anisotropic BCS theory, the temperature dependence of energy gap and the specific heat are evaluated for the MgB2 superconductor, and the results are compared with experimental data. We show that the weak-coupling anisotropic BCS theory describes thermodynamic experimental data with high precision, 3-6%.

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

MHD simula+ons of the solar atmosphere: effects of weak ioniza+on and radia+on  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

true for space weather, though... #12;Outline · Plasma parameters of the solar atmosphere · EffectMHD simula+ons of the solar atmosphere: effects of weak ioniza+on and radia+on Hiroaki Isobe of weak ioniza+on in magne+c reconnec+on is solar chromosphere · Radia+on MHD simula+on of solar

Ito, Atsushi

220

U-183: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability ...  

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Identification of weak motifs in multiple biological sequences using genetic algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recognition of motifs in multiple unaligned sequences provides an insight into protein structure and function. The task of discovering these motifs is very challenging because most of these motifs exist in different sequences in different mutated forms ... Keywords: (l,d) motif, DNA sequences, clustering, genetic algorithm, motif discovery, protein binding site, regulatory sites

Topon Kumar Paul; Hitoshi Iba

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preheating ablation effects on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in the weakly nonlinear regime  

SciTech Connect

The two-dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) with and without thermal conduction is investigated by numerical simulation in the weakly nonlinear regime. A preheat model {kappa}(T)={kappa}{sub SH}[1+f(T)] is introduced for the thermal conduction [W. H. Ye, W. Y. Zhang, and X. T. He, Phys. Rev. E 65, 057401 (2002)], where {kappa}{sub SH} is the Spitzer-Haerm electron thermal conductivity coefficient and f(T) models the preheating tongue effect in the cold plasma ahead of the ablation front. The preheating ablation effects on the RTI are studied by comparing the RTI with and without thermal conduction with identical density profile relevant to inertial confinement fusion experiments. It is found that the ablation effects strongly influence the mode coupling process, especially with short perturbation wavelength. Overall, the ablation effects stabilize the RTI. First, the linear growth rate is reduced, especially for short perturbation wavelengths and a cutoff wavelength is observed in simulations. Second, the second harmonic generation is reduced for short perturbation wavelengths. Third, the third-order negative feedback to the fundamental mode is strengthened, which plays a stabilization role. Finally, on the contrary, the ablation effects increase the generation of the third harmonic when the perturbation wavelengths are long. Our simulation results indicate that, in the weakly nonlinear regime, the ablation effects are weakened as the perturbation wavelength is increased. Numerical results obtained are in general agreement with the recent weakly nonlinear theories as proposed in [J. Sanz, J. Ramirez, R. Ramis et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 195002 (2002); J. Garnier, P.-A. Raviart, C. Cherfils-Clerouin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 185003 (2003)].

Wang, L. F. [SMCE, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); CAPT, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) and LCP, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong); Ye, W. H.; He, X. T. [CAPT, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) and LCP, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Sheng, Z. M. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS, Beijing 100190 (China) and Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Don, Wai-Sun [Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong); Li, Y. J. [SMCE, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

223

A Precision Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Moller Scattering at Low Q^2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The electroweak theory has been probed to a high level of precision at the mass scale of the Z{sup 0} through the joint contributions of LEP at CERN and the SLC at SLAC. The E158 experiment at SLAC complements these results by measuring the weak mixing angle at a Q{sup 2} of 0.026 (GeV/c){sup 2}, far below the weak scale. The experiment utilizes a 48 GeV longitudinally polarized electron beam on unpolarized atomic electrons in a target of liquid hydrogen to measure the parity-violating asymmetry A{sup PV} in Moeller scattering. The tree-level prediction for A{sup PV} is proportional to 1-4 sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W}. Since sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W} {approx} 0.25, the effect of radiative corrections is enhanced, allowing the E158 experiment to probe for physics effects beyond the Standard Model at the TeV scale. This work presents the results from the first two physics runs of the experiment, covering data collected in the year 2002. The parity-violating asymmetry A{sup PV} was measured to be A{sup PV} = -158 ppb {+-} 21 ppb (stat) {+-} 17 ppb (sys). The result represents the first demonstration of parity violation in Moeller scattering. The observed value of A{sup PV} corresponds to a measurement of the weak mixing angle of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W}{sup eff} = 0.2380 {+-} 0.0016(stat) {+-} 0.0013(sys), which is in good agreement with the theoretical prediction of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W}{sup eff} = 0.2385 {+-} 0.0006 (theory).

Jones, G.

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

224

Experimental verification of Boltzmann equilibrium for negative ions in weakly collisional electronegative plasmas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weakly collisional Ar-O{sub 2} electronegative plasmas are investigated in a dc multidipole chamber. An electronegative core and an electropositive halo are observed. The density ratio of negative ions to electrons ({alpha}) in the nondrifting bulk is found to be 0.43. The profile of {alpha} is found using both the phase velocity of ion acoustic waves and the drift velocity of positive ions determined by laser-induced fluorescence. The experiment shows that negative ions are in Boltzmann equilibrium with a temperature of 0.06{+-}0.02 eV. Double layers are not found separating the electronegative core and the electropositive halo.

Ghim, Young-chul [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom); Hershkowitz, Noah [Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2009-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

225

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

226

Direct observation of dynamics of single spinning dust grains in weakly magnetized complex plasma  

SciTech Connect

The rotational dynamics of single dust grains in a weak magnetic field is investigated on a kinetic level. Experiments reveal spin-up of spherical dust grains and alignment of their magnetic moments parallel to the magnetic induction vector. The angular velocity of spinning prolate grains varies as magnetic induction increases to 250 G. Spinning dust grains are found to flip over only when the magnetic field magnitude is changing. The results demonstrate that dusty plasma has paramagnetic properties. Qualitative interpretations are proposed to explain newly discovered phenomena.

Dzlieva, E. S.; Karasev, V. Yu., E-mail: plasmadust@yandex.ru [St. Petersburg State University, Institute of Physics (Russian Federation); Petrov, O. F. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for High Energy Densities, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

227

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

228

Extensive escape rate in lattices of weakly coupled expanding maps with holes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper discusses possible approaches to the escape rate in infinite lattices of weakly coupled maps with uniformly expanding repeller. It is proved that computed-via-volume rates of spatially periodic approximations grow linearly with the period size, suggesting normalized escape rate as the appropriate notion for the infinite system. The proof relies on symbolic dynamics and is based on the control of cumulative effects of perturbations within cylinder sets. A piecewise affine diffusive example is presented that exhibits monotonic decay of the escape rate with coupling intensity.

Jean-Baptiste Bardet; Bastien Fernandez

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

229

Extensive escape rate in lattices of weakly coupled expanding maps with holes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper discusses possible approaches to the escape rate in infinite lattices of weakly coupled maps with uniformly expanding repeller. It is proved that computed-via-volume rates of spatially periodic approximations grow linearly with the period size, suggesting normalized escape rate as the appropriate notion for the infinite system. The proof relies on symbolic dynamics and is based on the control of cumulative effects of perturbations within cylinder sets. A piecewise affine diffusive example is presented that exhibits monotonic decay of the escape rate with coupling intensity.

Bardet, Jean-Baptiste

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Negative Off-Diagonal Conductivities in a Weakly Coupled Quark Gluon Plasma  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We calculate the conductivity matrix of a weakly coupled quark-gluon plasma at the leading-log order. By setting all quark chemical potentials to be identical, the diagonal conductivities become degenerate and positive, while the off-diagonal ones become degenerate but negative (or zero when the chemical potential vanishes). This means a potential gradient of a certain fermion flavor can drive backward currents of other flavors. A simple explanation is provided for this seemingly counter intuitive phenomenon. It is speculated that this phenomenon is generic and most easily measured in cold atom experiments.

Jiunn-Wei Chen; Yen-Fu Liu; Shi Pu; Yu-Kun Song; Qun Wang

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

231

Negative Off-Diagonal Conductivities in a Weakly Coupled Quark Gluon Plasma  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We calculate the conductivity matrix of a weakly coupled quark-gluon plasma at the leading-log order. By setting all quark chemical potentials to be identical, the diagonal conductivities become degenerate and positive, while the off-diagonal ones become degenerate but negative (or zero when the chemical potential vanishes). This means a potential gradient of a certain fermion flavor can drive backward currents of other flavors. A simple explanation is provided for this seemingly counter intuitive phenomenon. It is speculated that this phenomenon is generic and most easily measured in cold atom experiments.

Chen, Jiunn-Wei; Pu, Shi; Song, Yu-Kun; Wang, Qun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

An Einstein-like theory of gravity with a non-newtonian weak-field limit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a model describing Einstein gravity coupled to a scalar field with an exponential potential. We show that the weak-field limit of the model has static solutions given by a gravitational potential behaving for large distances as \\ln r . The Newtonian term GM/r appears only as subleading. Our model can be used to give a phenomenological explanation of the rotation curves of the galaxies without postulating the presence of dark matter. This can be achieved only by giving up at galactic scales Einstein equivalence principle.

Mariano Cadoni

2003-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

233

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

SciTech Connect

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); Nayak, O.B. [HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Turanli, H.M. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

235

Weak Interaction Models with New Quarks and Right-handed Currents  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

We discuss various weak interaction issues for a general class of models within the SU(2) x U(1) gauge theory framework, with special emphasis on the effects of right-handed, charged currents and of quarks bearing new quantum numbers. In particular we consider the restrictions on model building which are imposed by the small KL - KS mass difference and by the .I = = rule; and we classify various possibilities for neutral current interactions and, in the case of heavy mesons with new quantum numbers, various possibilities for mixing effects analogous to KL - KS mixing.

Wilczek, F. A.; Zee, A.; Kingsley, R. L.; Treiman, S. B.

1975-06-00T23:59:59.000Z

236

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

SciTech Connect

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

237

Superflow in a Toroidal Bose-Einstein Condensate: An Atom Circuit with a Tunable Weak Link  

SciTech Connect

We have created a long-lived ({approx_equal}40 s) persistent current in a toroidal Bose-Einstein condensate held in an all-optical trap. A repulsive optical barrier across one side of the torus creates a tunable weak link in the condensate circuit, which can affect the current around the loop. Superflow stops abruptly at a barrier strength such that the local flow velocity at the barrier exceeds a critical velocity. The measured critical velocity is consistent with dissipation due to the creation of vortex-antivortex pairs. This system is the first realization of an elementary closed-loop atom circuit.

Ramanathan, A.; Wright, K. C.; Muniz, S. R.; Zelan, M.; Hill, W. T. III; Lobb, C. J.; Helmerson, K.; Phillips, W. D.; Campbell, G. K. [Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899 (United States)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

239

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

240

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A precise measurement of the neutron decay {beta} asymmetry A{sub 0} has been carried out using polarized ultracold neutrons from the pulsed spallation ultracold neutron source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Combining data obtained in 2008 and 2009, we report A{sub 0}=-0.119 66{+-}0.000 89{sub -0.00140}{sup +0.00123}, from which we determine the ratio of the axial-vector to vector weak coupling of the nucleon g{sub A}/g{sub V}=-1.275 90{sub -0.00445}{sup +0.00409}.

Liu, J. [Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240 (China); Mendenhall, M. P.; Carr, R.; Filippone, B. W.; Hickerson, K. P.; Perez Galvan, A.; Russell, R. [Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Holley, A. T.; Hoagland, J.; VornDick, B. [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States); Back, H. O.; Pattie, R. W. Jr.; Young, A. R. [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States); Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Bowles, T. J.; Clayton, S.; Currie, S.; Hogan, G. E.; Ito, T. M.; Makela, M.; Morris, C. L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Distillation of free entanglement from bound entangled states using weak measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a scheme for distillation of free bipartite entanglement from bipartite bound-entangled states. The crucial element of our scheme is an ancillary system that is coupled to the initial bound-entangled state via appropriate weak measurements. We show that in this protocol free entanglement can be always generated with nonzero probability by using a single copy of the bound-entangled state. We also derive a lower bound on the entanglement cost of the protocol, and conclude that, on average, applying weaker measurements results in relatively higher values of free entanglement as well as lower costs.

S. Baghbanzadeh; A. T. Rezakhani

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

242

Detection and Control of Individual Nuclear Spins Using a Weakly Coupled Electron Spin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We experimentally isolate, characterize, and coherently control up to six individual nuclear spins that are weakly coupled to an electron spin in diamond. Our method employs multipulse sequences on the electron spin that resonantly amplify the interaction with a selected nuclear spin and at the same time dynamically suppress decoherence caused by the rest of the spin bath. We are able to address nuclear spins with interaction strengths that are an order of magnitude smaller than the electron spin dephasing rate. Our results provide a route towards tomography with single-nuclear-spin sensitivity and greatly extend the number of available quantum bits for quantum information processing in diamond.

Taminiau, T.H.; Wagenaar, J.J.T.; van der Sar, T.; Jelezko, F.; Dobrovitski, Viatcheslav V.; Hanson, R.

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

243

Ground state cooling of a nanomechanical resonator in the weak-confinement regime via quantum interference  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ground state cooling of a nanomechanical resonator coupled to a superconducting flux qubit is discussed. We show that by inducing quantum interference to cancel detrimental carrier excitations, ground state cooling becomes possible in the weak-confinement or non-resolved regime. The qubit is modelled as a three-level system in lambda configuration, and the driving fluxes are applied such that the qubit absorption spectrum exhibits electromagnetically induced transparency, thereby cancelling the unwanted carrier excitation. As our interference-based scheme allows to apply strong cooling fields, fast and efficient cooling can be achieved.

Xia, K

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Ground state cooling of a nanomechanical resonator in the weak-confinement regime via quantum interference  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ground state cooling of a nanomechanical resonator coupled to a superconducting flux qubit is discussed. We show that by inducing quantum interference to cancel detrimental carrier excitations, ground state cooling becomes possible in the weak-confinement or non-resolved regime. The qubit is modelled as a three-level system in lambda configuration, and the driving fluxes are applied such that the qubit absorption spectrum exhibits electromagnetically induced transparency, thereby cancelling the unwanted carrier excitation. As our interference-based scheme allows to apply strong cooling fields, fast and efficient cooling can be achieved.

K. Xia; J. Evers

2009-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

245

RNA binding protein and binding site useful for expression of recombinant molecules  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to a gene expression system in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, preferably plant cells and intact plants. In particular, the invention relates to an expression system having a RB47 binding site upstream of a translation initiation site for regulation of translation mediated by binding of RB47 protein, a member of the poly(A) binding protein family. Regulation is further effected by RB60, a protein disulfide isomerase. The expression system is capable of functioning in the nuclear/cytoplasm of cells and in the chloroplast of plants. Translation regulation of a desired molecule is enhanced approximately 100 fold over that obtained without RB47 binding site activation.

Mayfield, Stephen (Cardiff, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Deformed Coordinate-Space Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Approach to Weakly Bound Nuclei and Large Deformations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The coordinate space formulation of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) method enables self-consistent treatment of mean field and pairing in weakly bound systems whose properties are affected by the particle continuum space. Of particular interest are neutron-rich, deformed drip-line nuclei which can exhibit novel properties associated with neutron skin. To describe such systems theoretically, we developed an accurate 2D lattice Skyrme-HFB solver HFB-AX based on B-splines. Compared to previous implementations, we made a number of improvements aimed at boosting the solver's performance. These include: explicit imposition of axiality and space inversion, use of the modified Broyden's method to solve self-consistent equations, and a partial parallelization of the code. HFB-AX has been benchmarked against other HFB solvers, both spherical and deformed, and the accuracy of the B-spline expansion was tested by employing the multi-resolution wavelet method. Illustrative calculations are carried out for stable and weakly bound nuclei at spherical and very deformed shapes, including constrained fission pathways. In addition to providing new physics insights, HFB-AX can serve as a useful tool to assess the reliability and applicability of coordinate-space and configuration-space HFB solvers, both existing and in development.

Pei, Junchen [ORNL; Stoitsov, M. V. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Fann, G. I. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Nazarewicz, W. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Schunck, N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Xu, F. R. [Peking University

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Deformed Coordinate-Space Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Approach to Weakly Bound Nuclei and Large Deformations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The coordinate space formulation of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) method enables self-consistent treatment of mean-field and pairing in weakly bound systems whose properties are affected by the particle continuum space. Of particular interest are neutron-rich, deformed drip-line nuclei which can exhibit novel properties associated with neutron skin. To describe such systems theoretically, we developed an accurate 2D lattice Skyrme-HFB solver {\\hfbax} based on B-splines. Compared to previous implementations, we made a number of improvements aimed at boosting the solver's performance. These include: explicit imposition of axiality and space inversion, use of the modified Broyden's method to solve self-consistent equations, and a partial parallelization of the code. {\\hfbax} has been benchmarked against other HFB solvers, both spherical and deformed, and the accuracy of the B-spline expansion was tested by employing the multiresolution wavelet method. Illustrative calculations are carried out for stable and weakly bound nuclei at spherical and very deformed shapes, including constrained fission pathways. In addition to providing new physics insights, {\\hfbax} can serve as a useful tool to assess the reliability and applicability of coordinate-space and configuration-space HFB solvers, both existing and in development.

J. C. Pei; M. V. Stoitsov; G. I. Fann; W. Nazarewicz; N. Schunck; F. R. Xu

2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

248

Quantum interference terms in nonmesonic weak decay of $?$-hypernuclei within a RPA formalism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single and double coincidence nucleon spectra in the $\\Lambda$-hypernuclei weak decay are evaluated and discussed using a microscopic formalism. Nuclear matter is employed together with the local density approximation which allows us to analyze the $^{12}_{\\Lambda}C$ hypernucleus non-mesonic weak decay. Final state interactions (FSI) are included via the first order (in the nuclear residual interaction) terms to the RPA, where the strong residual interaction is modelled by a Bonn potential. At this level of approximation, these FSI are pure quantum interference terms between the primary decay $(\\Lambda N \\to NN)$ and $(\\Lambda N \\to NN \\to NN)$, where the strong interaction is responsible for the last piece in the second reaction. Also the Pauli exchange contributions are explicitly evaluated. We show that the inclusion of Pauli exchange terms is important. A comparison with data is made. We conclude that the limitations in phase space in the RPA makes this approximation inadequate to reproduce the nucleon spectra. This fact, does not allow us to draw a definite conclusion about the importance of the interference terms.

E. Bauer

2007-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

249

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

250

Space Inversion of Spinors Revisited: A Possible Explanation of Chiral Behavior in Weak Interactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate a model in which spinors are considered as being embedded within the Clifford algebra that operates on them. In Minkowski space $M_{1,3}$, we have four independent 4-component spinors, each living in a different minimal left ideal of $Cl(1,3)$. We show that under space inversion, a spinor of one left ideal transforms into a spinor of another left ideal. This brings novel insight to the role of chirality in weak interactions. We demonstrate the latter role by considering an action for a generalized spinor field $\\psi^{\\alpha i}$ that has not only a spinor index $\\alpha$ but also an extra index $i$ running over four ideals. The covariant derivative of $\\psi^{\\alpha i}$ contains the generalized spin connection, the extra components of which are interpreted as the SU(2) gauge fields of weak interactions and their generalization. We thus arrive at a system that is left-right symmetric due to the presence of a "parallel sector", postulated a long time ago, that contains mirror particles coupled to mirror SU(2) gauge fields.

Matej Pavsic

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

251

Diagnostic Pressure Equation as a Weak Constraint in a Storm-Scale Three-Dimensional Variational Radar Data Assimilation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic pressure equation is incorporated into a storm-scale three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3DVAR) system in the form of a weak constraint in addition to a mass continuity equation constraint (MCEC). The goal of this ...

Guoqing Ge; Jidong Gao; Ming Xue

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Baroclinically Unstable Geostrophic Turbulence in the Limits of Strong and Weak Bottom Ekman Friction: Application to Midocean Eddies  

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This paper examines the plausibility of mesoscale eddy generation through local baroclinic instability of weak midocean gyre flows. The main tool is a statistically steady, two-layer quasigeostrophic turbulence model driven by an imposed, ...

Brian K. Arbic; Glenn R. Flierl

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Comparative Diagnostic Case Study of East Coast Secondary Cyclogenesis under Weak Versus Strong Synoptic-Scale Forcing  

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Two cases of east coast cyclogenesis are compared. They occur under weak and strong synoptic scale forcing, respectively. A set of objective analyses with one degree latitude-longitude horizontal resolution and 100 mb vertical resolution is used ...

Vito Pagnotti; Lance F. Bosart

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differences in Atmospheric Circulation between the Development of Weak and Strong Warm Events in the Southern Oscillation  

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In this study temporal and spatial aspects of El Niño (warm event) development are explored by comparing composite sequences of sea level pressure (SLP), surface wind, and sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies leading into strong and weak ...

David J. Stephens; Michael J. Meuleners; Harry van Loon; Malcolm H. Lamond; Nicola P. Telcik

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of precision weak-link stage systems with large travel range and sub-nanometer-scale resolution  

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To use x-ray optics with nanometer resolution limit, scanning x-ray nanoprobes with corresponding mechanical positioning capability need to be designed. In particular, positioning stages with both sub-nanometer resolution and a positioning/scanning range of several millimeters are required. Based on our design of precision weak-link stages with interferometric encoders for the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) hard x-ray nanoprobe at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Sector 26, we have developed a new two-dimensional (2-D) weak-link stage system for nanopositioning of a specimen holder. This system provides sub-nanometer resolution, coupled with sub-nanometer metrology at a travel range of several millimeters. The 2-D weak-link stage system is designed with high structure stiffness using laminar overconstrained weak-link mechanisms [4-6]. In this paper we present the study of a linear precision weak-link stage system with sub-centimeter travel range and sub-nanometer positioning resolution. Design of a rotary weak-link stage system with 10-nrad resolution and 10-degree-level travel range is also discussed in this paper.

Shu Deming [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Maser, Jorg [Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

256

SUBARU WEAK-LENSING STUDY OF A2163: BIMODAL MASS STRUCTURE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a weak-lensing analysis of the merging cluster A2163 using Subaru/Suprime-Cam and CFHT/Mega-Cam data and discuss the dynamics of this cluster merger, based on complementary weak-lensing, X-ray, and optical spectroscopic data sets. From two-dimensional multi-component weak-lensing analysis, we reveal that the cluster mass distribution is well described by three main components including the two-component main cluster A2163-A with mass ratio 1:8, and its cluster satellite A2163-B. The bimodal mass distribution in A2163-A is similar to the galaxy density distribution, but appears as spatially segregated from the brightest X-ray emitting gas region. We discuss the possible origins of this gas-dark-matter offset and suggest the gas core of the A2163-A subcluster has been stripped away by ram pressure from its dark matter component. The survival of this gas core from the tidal forces exerted by the main cluster lets us infer a subcluster accretion with a non-zero impact parameter. Dominated by the most massive component of A2163-A, the mass distribution of A2163 is well described by a universal Navarro-Frenk-White profile as shown by a one-dimensional tangential shear analysis, while the singular-isothermal sphere profile is strongly ruled out. Comparing this cluster mass profile with profiles derived assuming intracluster medium hydrostatic equilibrium (H.E.) in two opposite regions of the cluster atmosphere has allowed us to confirm the prediction of a departure from H.E. in the eastern cluster side, presumably due to shock heating. Yielding a cluster mass estimate of M{sub 500} = 11.18{sup +1.64}{sub -1.46} Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} h {sup -1} M{sub Sun }, our mass profile confirms the exceptionally high mass of A2163, consistent with previous analyses relying on the cluster dynamical analysis and Y{sub X} mass proxy.

Okabe, N. [Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA), P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Bourdin, H.; Mazzotta, P. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata', via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma (Italy); Maurogordato, S., E-mail: okabe@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw [Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS, Laboratoire Cassiopee, CNRS, UMR 6202, Observatoire de la Cote d' Azur, BP4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

257

Exciton binding energy in semiconductor quantum dots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the adiabatic approximation in the context of the modified effective mass approach, in which the reduced exciton effective mass {mu} = {mu}(a) is a function of the radius a of the semiconductor quantum dot, an expression for the exciton binding energy E{sub ex}(a) in the quantum dot is derived. It is found that, in the CdSe and CdS quantum dots with the radii a comparable to the Bohr exciton radii a{sub ex}, the exciton binding energy E{sub ex}(a) is substantially (respectively, 7.4 and 4.5 times) higher than the exciton binding energy in the CdSe and CdS single crystals.

Pokutnii, S. I., E-mail: Pokutnyi_Sergey@inbox.ru [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, G.V. Kurdjumov Institute for Metal Physics (Ukraine)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

258

Binding energies of hypernuclei and hypernuclear interactions  

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In part 1 the effect of nuclear core dynamics on the binding energies of {Lambda} hypernuclei is discussed in the framework of variational correlated wave functions. In particular, the authors discuss a new rearrangement energy contribution and its effect on the core polarization. In part 2 they consider the interpretation of the {Lambda} single-particle energy in terms of basic {Lambda}-nuclear interactions using a local density approximation based on a Fermi hypernetted chain calculation of the A binding to nuclear matter. To account for the data strongly repulsive 3-body {Lambda}NN forces are required. Also in this framework they discuss core polarization for medium and heavier hypernuclei.

Bodmer, A.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)]|[Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics; Murali, S.; Usmani, Q.N. [Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India). Dept. of Physics

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic fluctuation effects and certain other aspects of superconducting weak links  

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Thesis. Recent theoretical developments have led to evermore refined theories for the Josephson effects in a variety of superconducting weak link'' structures. One of the major refinements has been the inclusion of the effects of intrinsic thermal fluctuations upon Josephson-like behavior. Some other developments include the investigation of mechanisms for the origin of the Josephson effects in non-tunneling structures, and equivalent circuit representations. Experimental investigations were made which encompass both of these areas; with special emphaais placed upon fluctuation effects; in pariicular, the effect of fluctuations upon the driven dc Josephson effect has been studied in considerable detail. The weak links studied included niobium point contacts, tin whisker'' crystals, and tin thin film bridges, the latter fabricated via an optical photoresist technique. The experiments were conducted in a temperature regime which extended to within a few mK of T/sub c/, the regime in which fluctuation effects are enhanced (and thus tnore experimentally accessible). The data consisted of relatively high resolution (ln V) low noise 1- -V characteristics obtained with an apparatus which incorporated ( plus or minus 10 mu K) temperature control with wide-band rf transmission, in a highly shielded environment. Experiniental rf-induced step pi-ofiles (the driven ac Josephsorin effect) and zero voltage step profiles (the dc Josephson effect) were compared in detail with the relevant intrinsic fluctuation theories (due to Ambegaokar, Halperin, and Stephen) via a one parameter fit, using the respective no-fluctuation step amplitude as she (natural) fitting parameter. We were able to distinguish between external noise effects and intrinsic effects and effectively excluded external noise; thus we maintain a high degree of confidence that the effects reported are indeed intrinsic to the weak links themselves. The agreement between thcory arind experinient was found to be very good in both the driven and the dc effects over a wide range of experimertal parameters and the single-parameter fits yielded step heights which corresponded reasonably well to the dc critical currents. These results indicate that the conceptually simple theory in which thermal fluctuations are introduced as a rapidly fluctuating (Langevin) force and a tilted periodic potential is introduced by the coupling energy (dc effect) or by phase locking to incident radiation (driven ac effect) provides a rather good description of the intrinsic fluctuation phenomena in superconducting weak links of negligible capacitance. The broad applicability of the theoretical concepts is indicated by the consisterincy between the dc and driven effect results, and by-the wide range of parameters over which convincing agreement between theory and experiment was obtained. By making some observations in regimes where fluctuation effects were diminished. evidence was found that slight deviations that were observed in the fluctuation experments could be attributed to deviations from the no-fluctuation model used as the starting point in the fluctuation theories. Supplemental considerations related to junction modeling were also pursued to a certain degree and irin some cases, led to new results or confirmations of recently discovered results of other researchers. These observations included 1--V comparisons, rf step amplitude vs voltage dependences, rf step threshold frequencies, and the Dayem --Wyatt effect. (122 references, 84 figures) (auth)

Henkels, W.H.

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Weak dispersive forces between glass-gold macroscopic surfaces in alcohols  

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In this work we concentrate on an experimental validation of the Lifshitz theory for van der Waals and Casimir forces in gold-alcohol-glass systems. From this theory weak dispersive forces are predicted when the dielectric properties of the intervening medium become comparable to one of the interacting surfaces. Using inverse colloid probe atomic force microscopy dispersive forces were measured occasionally and under controlled conditions by addition of salt to screen the electrostatic double layer force if present. The dispersive force was found to be attractive, and an order of magnitude weaker than that in air. Although the theoretical description of the forces becomes less precise for these systems even with full knowledge of the dielectric properties, we find still our results in reasonable agreement with Lifshitz theory.

P. J. van Zwol; G. Palasantzas; J. Th. M. DeHosson

2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Diffusivity and Weak Clustering in a Quasi 2D Granular Gas  

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We present results from a detailed simulation of a quasi-2D dissipative granular gas, kept in a non-condensed steady state via vertical shaking over a rough substrate. This gas shows a weak power-law decay in the tails of its Pair Distribution Functions (PDF's), indicating fractality and therefore a tendency to form clusters over several size scales. This clustering depends monotonically on the dissipation coefficient, and disappears when the sphere-sphere collisions are conservative. Clustering is also sensitive to the packing fraction. This gas also displays the standard nonequilibrium characteristics of similar systems, including non-Maxwellian velocity distributions. The diffusion coefficients are calculated over all the conditions of the simulations, and it is found that diluted gases are more diffusive for smaller restitution coefficients.

J. A. Perera-Burgos; G. Perez-Angel; Y. Nahmad-Molinari

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Weak and Strong Coupling Theories for Polarizable Colloids and Nano-Particles  

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A theory is presented which allows us to accurately calculate the density profile of monovalent and multivalent counterions in suspensions of polarizable colloids or nano-particles. In the case of monovalent ions, we derive a weak-coupling theory that explicitly accounts for the ion-image interaction, leading to a modified Poisson-Boltzmann equation. For suspensions with multivalent counterions, a strong-coupling theory is used to calculate the density profile near the colloidal surface and a Poisson-Boltzmann equation with a renormalized boundary condition to account for the counterion distribution in the far-field. All the results are compared with the Monte Carlo simulations, showing an excellent agreement between the theory and the simulations.

Amin Bakhshandeh; Alexandre Pereira dos Santos; Yan Levin

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

263

Strong effect of weak diffusion on scalar turbulence at large scales  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Passive scalar turbulence forced steadily is characterized by the velocity correlation scale, $L$, injection scale, $l$, and diffusive scale, $r_d$. The scales are well separated if the diffusivity is small, $r_d\\ll l,L$, and one normally says that effects of diffusion are confined to smaller scales, $r\\ll r_d$. However, if the velocity is single scale one finds that a weak dependence of the scalar correlations on the molecular diffusivity persists to even larger scales, e.g. $l\\gg r\\gg r_d$ \\cite{95BCKL}. We consider the case of $L\\gg l$ and report a counter-intuitive result -- the emergence of a new range of large scales, $L\\gg r\\gg l^2/r_d$, where the diffusivity shows a strong effect on scalar correlations.

M. Chertkov; I. Kolokolov; V. Lebedev

2007-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

264

Primordial production of massive relic gravitational waves from a weak modification of General Relativity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The production of a stochastic background of relic gravitational waves is well known in various works in the literature, where, using the so called adiabatically-amplified zero-point fluctuations process it has been shown how the standard inflationary scenario for the early universe can in principle provide a distinctive spectrum of relic gravitational waves. In this paper, it is shown that a weak modification of General Relativity produces a third massive polarization of gravitational waves and the primordial production of this polarization is analysed adapting the adiabatically-amplified zero-point fluctuations process at this case. The presence of the mass could also have important applications in cosmology as the fact that gravitational waves can have mass could give a contribution to the dark matter of the Universe. At the end of the paper an upper bound for these relic gravitational waves, which arises from the WMAP constrains, is also released.

Christian Corda

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

265

Estimates in Generalized Morrey Spaces for Weak Solutions to Divergence Degenerate Parabolic Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Let $\\mathrm{X}=(X_{1},...,X_{q})$ be a family of real smooth vector fields satisfying H\\"{o}mander's condition. The purpose of this paper is to establish gradient estimates in generalized Morrey spaces for weak solutions of the divergence degenerate parabolic system related to $X$ :%\\[u_{t}^{i}+X_{\\alpha}^{\\ast}(a_{ij}^{\\alpha\\beta}(z)X_{\\beta}u^{j}%)=g_{i}+X_{\\alpha}^{\\ast}f_{i}^{\\alpha}(z), \\] where $\\alpha,\\beta=1,2,...,q,$ $i,j=1,2,...,N$, $X_{\\alpha}^{\\ast}$ is the transposed vector field of $X_{\\alpha}$, $z=(t,x)\\in{\\mathbb{R}}^{n+1}$, and coefficients $a_{ij}^{\\alpha\\beta}(z)$ belong to the space $VMO$ induced by the vector fields $X_{1}, ...,X_{q}$.

Dong, Yan; Niu, Pengcheng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Deformed Coordinate-Space Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Approach to Weakly Bound Nuclei and Large Deformations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The coordinate space formulation of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) method enables self-consistent treatment of mean-field and pairing in weakly bound systems whose properties are affected by the particle continuum space. Of particular interest are neutron-rich, deformed drip-line nuclei which can exhibit novel properties associated with neutron skin. To describe such systems theoretically, we developed an accurate 2D lattice Skyrme-HFB solver {\\hfbax} based on B-splines. Compared to previous implementations, we made a number of improvements aimed at boosting the solver's performance. These include: explicit imposition of axiality and space inversion, use of the modified Broyden's method to solve self-consistent equations, and a partial parallelization of the code. {\\hfbax} has been benchmarked against other HFB solvers, both spherical and deformed, and the accuracy of the B-spline expansion was tested by employing the multiresolution wavelet method. Illustrative calculations are carried out for stable and ...

Pei, J C; Fann, G I; Nazarewicz, W; Schunck, N; Xu, F R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Storage and recall of weak coherent optical pulses with an efficiency of 25%  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate experimentally a quantum memory scheme for the storage of weak coherent light pulses in an inhomogeneously broadened optical transition in a Pr^{3+}: YSO crystal at 2.1 K. Precise optical pumping using a frequency stable (about 1kHz linewidth) laser is employed to create a highly controllable Atomic Frequency Comb (AFC) structure. We report single photon storage and retrieval efficiencies of 25%, based on coherent photon echo type re-emission in the forward direction. The coherence property of the quantum memory is proved through interference between a super Gaussian pulse and the emitted echo. Backward retrieval of the photon echo emission has potential for increasing storage and recall efficiency.

M. Sabooni; F. Beaudoin; A. Walther; N. Lin; A. Amari; M. Huang; S. Kröll

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

268

Storage and recall of weak coherent optical pulses with an efficiency of 25%  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate experimentally a quantum memory scheme for the storage of weak coherent light pulses in an inhomogeneously broadened optical transition in a Pr^{3+}: YSO crystal at 2.1 K. Precise optical pumping using a frequency stable (about 1kHz linewidth) laser is employed to create a highly controllable Atomic Frequency Comb (AFC) structure. We report single photon storage and retrieval efficiencies of 25%, based on coherent photon echo type re-emission in the forward direction. The coherence property of the quantum memory is proved through interference between a super Gaussian pulse and the emitted echo. Backward retrieval of the photon echo emission has potential for increasing storage and recall efficiency.

Sabooni, M; Walther, A; Lin, N; Amari, A; Huang, M; Kröll, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

A generalized lens equation for light deflection in weak gravitational fields  

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A generalized lens equation for weak gravitational fields in Schwarzschild metric and valid for finite distances of source and observer from the light deflecting body is suggested. The magnitude of neglected terms in the generalized lens equation is estimated to be smaller than or equal to 15 Pi/4 (m/d')^2, where m is the Schwarzschild radius of massive body and d' is Chandrasekhar's impact parameter. The main applications of this generalized lens equation are extreme astrometrical configurations, where 'Standard post-Newtonian approach' as well as 'Classical lens equation' cannot be applied. It is shown that in the appropriate limits the proposed lens equation yields the known post-Newtonian terms, 'enhanced' post-post-Newtonian terms and the Classical lens equation, thus provides a link between these both essential approaches for determining the light deflection.

Sven Zschocke

2011-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

270

Bayesian inference of solar and stellar magnetic fields in the weak-field approximation  

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The weak-field approximation is one of the simplest models that allows us to relate the observed polarization induced by the Zeeman effect with the magnetic field vector present on the plasma of interest. It is usually applied for diagnosing magnetic fields in the solar and stellar atmospheres. A fully Bayesian approach to the inference of magnetic properties in unresolved structures is presented. The analytical expression for the marginal posterior distribution is obtained, from which we can obtain statistically relevant information about the model parameters. The role of a-priori information is discussed and a hierarchical procedure is presented that gives robust results that are almost insensitive to the precise election of the prior. The strength of the formalism is demonstrated through an application to IMaX data. Bayesian methods can optimally exploit data from filter-polarimeters given the scarcity of spectral information as compared with spectro-polarimeters. The effect of noise and how it degrades ou...

Ramos, A Asensio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Real space estimator for the weak lensing convergence from the CMB  

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We propose an estimator defined in real space for the reconstruction of the weak lensing potential due to the intervening large scale structure from high resolution maps of the cosmic microwave background. This estimator was motivated as an alternative to the quadratic estimator in harmonic space to surpass the difficulties of the analysis of maps containing galactic cuts and point source excisions. Using maps synthesised by pixel remapping, we implement the estimator for two experiments, namely one in the absence and one in the presence of detector noise, and compare the reconstruction of the convergence field with that obtained with the quadratic estimator defined in harmonic space. We find good agreement between the input and the reconstructed power spectra using the proposed real space estimator. We discuss interesting features of the real space estimator and future extensions of this work.

Carvalho, C S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

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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Stochastic perturbation of integrable systems: a window to weakly chaotic systems  

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Integrable non-linear Hamiltonian systems perturbed by additive noise develop a Lyapunov instability, and are hence chaotic, for any amplitude of the perturbation. This phenomenon is related, but distinct, from Taylor's diffusion in hydrodynamics. We develop expressions for the Lyapunov exponents for the cases of white and colored noise. The situation described here being `multi-resonance' -- by nature well beyond the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser regime, it offers an analytic glimpse on the regime in which many near-integrable systems, such as some planetary systems, find themselves in practice. We show with the aid of a simple example, how one may model in some cases weakly chaotic deterministic systems by a stochastically perturbed one, with good qualitative results.

Khanh-Dang Nguyen Thu Lam; Jorge Kurchan

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

274

Shell model formalism for all hypernuclei types: A guide to solving the nonmesonic weak decay puzzle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We extend to odd-odd core hypernuclei our independent particle shell model (IPSM) formalism developed previously for the evaluation of the {gamma}{sub NM},{gamma}{sub n/p}, and a{sub {lambda}} hypernuclear weak decay observables. The present procedure reproduces the even-odd and even-even core results as particular cases. Adopting the standard strangeness-changing weak {lambda}N{yields}NN transition potential with exchange of the complete pseudoscalar and vector meson octets ({pi},{eta},K,{rho},{omega},K*) we get simple analytical expressions for all observables. Numerical values for {sub {lambda}}{sup 4}He,{sub {lambda}}{sup 5}He, {sub {lambda}}{sup 11}B,{sub {lambda}}{sup 12}C,{sub {lambda}}{sup 16}O, {sub {lambda}}{sup 17}O, and {sub {lambda}}{sup 28}Si hypernuclei are obtained and compared with available experimental data, putting special attention on the asymmetry parameter. We remark that, in the present form, the IPSM gives roughly the same value of a{sub {lambda}} for all hypernuclei in contradiction with experiments. We stress the necessity of introducing configuration mixing to go beyond the IPSM taking into account, in a more realistic way, nuclear structure effects. Moreover, one could to include more relevant degrees of freedom, even within the IPSM framework, like: (i) modifications of the exchange potential (two-pion, a{sub 1} meson, {delta}T=3/2 terms of vector mesons, etc.), (ii) final state interactions accounting for the distortion of the plane waves of emitted nucleons, and (iii) two-nucleon induced decay, as possible ways to solve the puzzle.

Barbero, C.; Mariano, A.; Samana, A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C. C. 67, 1900 La Plata (Argentina) and Instituto de Fisica CCT La Plata, CONICET, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Department of Physics, Texas A and M University-Commerce, P. O. Box 3011, Commerce, Texas (United States)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

275

Measurement of the parity nonconserving neutral weak interaction in atomic thallium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This thesis describes an experiment to measure parity nonconservation in atomic thallium. A frequency doubled, flashlamp pumped tunable dye laser is used to excite the 6P/sub 1/2/(F = 0) ..-->.. 7P/sub 1/2/(F = 1) transition at 292.7 nm, with circularly polarized light. An electrostatic field E of 100 to 300 V/cm causes this transition to occur via Stark induced electric dipole. Two field free transitions may also occur: a highly forbidden magnetic dipole M, and a parity nonconserving electric dipole epsilon/sub P/. The latter is presumed to be due to the presence of a weak neutral current interaction between the 6p valence electron and the nucleus, as predicted by gauge theories which unite the electromagnetic and weak interactions. Both M and epsilon/sub P/ interfere with the Stark amplitude ..beta..E to produce a polarization of the 7P/sub 1/2/ state. This is measured with a circularly polarized infrared laser beam probe, tuned to the 7P/sub 1/2/ ..-->.. 8S/sub 1/2/ transition. This selectively excites m/sub F/ = +1 or -1 components of the 7P/sub 1/2/ state, and the polarization is seen as an asymmetry in 8S ..-->.. 6P/sub 3/2/ fluorescence when the probe helicity is reversed. The polarization due to M is ..delta../sub M/ = -2M/(BETAE). It is used to calibrate the analyzing efficiency. The polarization due to epsilon/sub P/ is ..delta../sub P/ = 2i epsilon/sub P//(..beta..E), and can be distinguished from ..delta../sub M/ by its properties under reversal of the 292.7 nm photon helicity and reversal of the laser direction. A preliminary measurement yielded a parity violation in agreement with the gauge theory of Weinberg and Salam.

Bucksbaum, P.H.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Hydrogen Bonding Penalty upon Ligand Binding  

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Ligand binding involves breakage of hydrogen bonds with water molecules and formation of new hydrogen bonds between protein and ligand. In this work, the change of hydrogen bonding energy in the binding process, namely hydrogen bonding penalty, is evaluated with a new method. The hydrogen bonding penalty can not only be used to filter unrealistic poses in docking, but also improve the accuracy of binding energy calculation. A new model integrated with hydrogen bonding penalty for free energy calculation gives a root mean square error of 0.7 kcal/mol on 74 inhibitors in the training set and of 1.1 kcal/mol on 64 inhibitors in the test set. Moreover, an application of hydrogen bonding penalty into a high throughput docking campaign for EphB4 inhibitors is presented, and remarkably, three novel scaffolds are discovered out of seven tested. The binding affinity and ligand efficiency of the most potent compound is about 300 nM and 0.35 kcal/mol per non-hydrogen atom, respectively.

Hongtao Zhao; Danzhi Huang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Nucleic acids encoding a cellulose binding domain  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 15 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.A.; Doi, R.H.

1996-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleic acids encoding a cellulose binding domain  

SciTech Connect

A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc A. (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy H. (Davis, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Weak-Lensing Detection at z~1.3: Measurement of the Two Lynx Clusters with Advanced Camera for Surveys  

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(Abridged) We present a HST/ACS weak-lensing study of RX J0849+4452 and RX J0848+4453, the two most distant (at z=1.26 and z=1.27, respectively) clusters yet measured with weak-lensing. The two clusters are separated by ~4' from each other and appear to form a supercluster in the Lynx field. Using our deep ACS F775W and F850LP imaging, we detected weak-lensing signals around both clusters at ~4 sigma levels. The mass distribution indicated by the reconstruction map is in good spatial agreement with the cluster galaxies. From the SIS fitting, we determined that RX J0849+4452 and RX J0848+4453 have similar projected masses of ~2.0x10^14 solar mass and ~2.1x10^14 solar mass, respectively, within a 0.5 Mpc (~60") aperture radius.

Jee, M J; Ford, H C; Holden, B; Illingworth, G D; Mei, S; White, R L

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak-Lensing Detection at z~1.3: Measurement of the Two Lynx Clusters with Advanced Camera for Surveys  

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(Abridged) We present a HST/ACS weak-lensing study of RX J0849+4452 and RX J0848+4453, the two most distant (at z=1.26 and z=1.27, respectively) clusters yet measured with weak-lensing. The two clusters are separated by ~4' from each other and appear to form a supercluster in the Lynx field. Using our deep ACS F775W and F850LP imaging, we detected weak-lensing signals around both clusters at ~4 sigma levels. The mass distribution indicated by the reconstruction map is in good spatial agreement with the cluster galaxies. From the SIS fitting, we determined that RX J0849+4452 and RX J0848+4453 have similar projected masses of ~2.0x10^14 solar mass and ~2.1x10^14 solar mass, respectively, within a 0.5 Mpc (~60") aperture radius.

M. J. Jee; R. L. White; H. C. Ford; G. D. Illingworth; J. P. Blakeslee; B. Holden; S. Mei

2006-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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281

The effect of 12C + 12C rate uncertainties on the weak s-process component  

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The contribution by massive stars (M > 15M{sub {circle_dot}}) to the weak s-process component of the solar system abundances is primarily due to the {sup 22}Ne neutron source, which is activated near the end of helium-core burning. The residual {sup 22}Ne left over from helium-core burning is then reignited during carbon burning, initiating further s-processing that modifies the isotopic distribution. This modification is sensitive to the stellar structure and the carbon burning reaction rate. Recent work on the {sup 12}C + {sup 12}C reaction suggests that resonances located within the Gamow peak may exist, causing a strong increase in the astrophysical S-factor and consequently the reaction rate. To investigate the effect of such a rate, 25M{sub {circle_dot}} stellar models with different carbon burning rates, at solar metallicity, were generated using the Geneva Stellar Evolution Code (GENEC) with nucleosynthesis post-processing calculated using the NuGrid Multi-zone Post-Processing Network code (MPPNP). A strongly enhanced rate can cause carbon burning to occur in a convective core rather than a radiative one and the convective core mixes the matter synthesized there up into the carbon shell, significantly altering the initial composition of the carbon-shell. In addition, an enhanced rate causes carbon-shell burning episodes to ignite earlier in the evolution of the star, igniting the {sup 22}Ne source at lower temperatures and reducing the neutron density.

Fryer, Christopher Lee [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hungerford, Aimee L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hirschi, Raphael [KEELE UNIV.; Pignatari, Marco [TRIUMF; Bennett, Michael E [KEELE UNIV.; Diehl, Steven [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Herwig, Falk [CANADA; Hillary, William [CANADA; Richman, Debra [CANADA; Rockefeller, Gabriel [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Timmes, Frank X [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Wiescher, Michael [UNIV OF NOTRE DAME

2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

282

Interface width effect on the classical Rayleigh-Taylor instability in the weakly nonlinear regime  

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In this paper, the interface width effects (i.e., the density gradient effects or the density transition layer effects) on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) in the weakly nonlinear (WN) regime are investigated by numerical simulation (NS). It is found that the interface width effects dramatically influence the linear growth rate in the linear growth regime and the mode coupling process in the WN growth regime. First, the interface width effects decrease the linear growth rate of the RTI, particularly for the short perturbation wavelengths. Second, the interface width effects suppress (reduce) the third-order feedback to the fundamental mode, which induces the nonlinear saturation amplitude (NSA) to exceed the classical prediction, 0.1lambda. The wider the density transition layer is, the larger the NSA is. The NSA in our NS can reach a half of its perturbation wavelength. Finally, the interface width effects suppress the generation and the growth of the second and the third harmonics. The ability to suppress the harmonics' growth increases with the interface width but decreases with the perturbation wavelength. On the whole, in the WN regime, the interface width effects stabilize the RTI, except for an enhancement of the NSA, which is expected to improve the understanding of the formation mechanism for the astrophysical jets, and for the jetlike long spikes in the high energy density physics.

Wang, L. F. [LCP, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Ye, W. H. [LCP, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China and CAPT, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Li, Y. J. [State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

283

Weakness of accelerator bounds on electron superluminality without a preferred frame  

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The reference laboratory bounds on superluminality of the electron are obtained from the absence of in-vacuo Cherenkov processes and the determinations of synchrotron radiated power for LEP electrons. It is usually assumed that these analyses establish the validity of a standard special-relativistic description of the electron with accuracy of at least a few parts in $10^{14}$, and in particular this is used to exclude electron superluminality with such an accuracy. We observe that these bounds rely crucially on the availability of a preferred frame. In-vacuo-Cherenkov processes are automatically forbidden in any theory with "deformed Lorentz symmetry", relativistic theories that, while different from Special Relativity, preserve the relativity of inertial frames. Determinations of the synchrotron radiated power can be used to constrain the possibility of Lorentz-symmetry deformation, but provide rather weak bounds, which in particular for electron superluminality we establish to afford us no more constraining power than for an accuracy of a few parts in $10^4$. We argue that this observation can have only a limited role in the ongoing effort of analysis of the anomaly tentatively reported by the OPERA collaboration, but we stress that it could provide a valuable case study for assessing the limitations of "indirect" tests of fundamental laws of physics.

Giovanni Amelino-Camelia; Giulia Gubitosi; Niccoló Loret; Flavio Mercati; Giacomo Rosati

2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

284

Precision Beam Parameter Monitoring in a Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Moeller Scattering  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A precision measurement of the parity nonconserving left-right asymmetry, A{sub LR}, in Moeller scattering (e{sup -}e{sup -} {yields} e{sup -}e{sup -}) is currently in progress at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). This experiment, labeled SLAC-E158, scatters longitudinally polarized electrons off atomic electrons in an unpolarized hydrogen target at a Q{sup 2} of 0.03 (GeV/c){sup 2}. The asymmetry, which is the fractional difference in the scattering cross-sections, measures the effective pseudo-scalar weak neutral current coupling, g{sub ee}, governing Moeller scattering. This quantity is in turn proportional to (1/4 - sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}), where {theta}{sub w} is the electroweak mixing angle. The goal is to measure the asymmetry to a precision of 1 x 10{sup -8} which corresponds to {delta}(sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}) {approx} 0.0007. Since A{sub LR} is a function of the cross-sections, and the cross-sections depend on the beam parameters, the desired precision of A{sub LR} places stringent requirements on the beam parameters. This paper investigates the requirements on the beam parameters and discusses the means by which they are monitored and accounted for.

Cooke, M.S.

2005-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

285

A Precision Low-Energy Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Moller Scattering  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The E-158 experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) measures the parity-violating cross-section asymmetry in electron-electron (Moeller) scattering at low Q{sup 2}. This asymmetry, whose Standard Model prediction is roughly -150 parts per billion (ppb), is directly proportional to (1-4 sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W}), where {theta}{sub W} is the weak mixing angle. Measuring this asymmetry to within 10% provides an important test of the Standard Model at the quantum loop level and probes for new physics at the TeV scale. The experiment employs the SLAC 50 GeV electron beam, scattering it off a liquid hydrogen target. A system of magnets and collimators is used to isolate and focus the Moeller scattering events into an integrating calorimeter. The electron beam is generated at the source using a strained, gradient-doped GaAs photocathode, which produces roughly 5 x 10{sup 11} electrons/pulse (at a beam rate of 120 Hz) with {approx} 80% longitudinal polarization. The helicity of the beam can be rapidly switched, eliminating problems associated with slow drifts. Helicity-correlations in the beam parameters (charge, position, angle and energy) are minimized at the source and corrected for using precision beam monitoring devices.

Mastromarino, P.

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

286

INTERPOLATING MASKED WEAK-LENSING SIGNAL WITH KARHUNEN-LOEVE ANALYSIS  

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We explore the utility of Karhunen-Loeve (KL) analysis in solving practical problems in the analysis of gravitational shear surveys. Shear catalogs from large-field weak-lensing surveys will be subject to many systematic limitations, notably incomplete coverage and pixel-level masking due to foreground sources. We develop a method to use two-dimensional KL eigenmodes of shear to interpolate noisy shear measurements across masked regions. We explore the results of this method with simulated shear catalogs, using statistics of high-convergence regions in the resulting map. We find that the KL procedure not only minimizes the bias due to masked regions in the field, it also reduces spurious peak counts from shape noise by a factor of {approx}3 in the cosmologically sensitive regime. This indicates that KL reconstructions of masked shear are not only useful for creating robust convergence maps from masked shear catalogs, but also offer promise of improved parameter constraints within studies of shear peak statistics.

VanderPlas, J. T.; Connolly, A. J. [Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Jain, B.; Jarvis, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396 (United States)

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

287

Weak lensing mass map and peak statistics in CFHT/Stripe82 survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the weak lensing mass map of the 173 tiles Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Stripe82 Survey (CS82) with the effective area ~124 square degrees and study the peak statistics, including peak abundance, correlation functions and tangential-shear profile of peaks with the mass map. We find that (1) peak abundance detected in CS82 are consistent with predictions from a Lambda-CDM cosmological model, once noise effects are properly included; (2) correlation function of peaks with different signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) can be well fitted with power laws. Combining with the SDSS-III/Constant Mass (CMASS) galaxies, the cross-correlation between CMASS galaxies and high SNR peaks can be well-fitted with a power law; (3) the tangential shear profiles of the peaks increase with SNR. We concentrate on fitting spherical models to the tangential profiles with both singular isothermal sphere (SIS) and Navarro Frenk & White (NFW) models. For the high SNR peaks, the SIS model is rejected at ~3-sigma. Comparing the D...

Shan, HuanYuan; Comparat, Johan; Jullo, Eric; Charbonnier, Aldee; Erben, Thomas; Makler, Martin; Moraes, Bruno; Van Waerbeke, Ludovic; Courbin, Frederic; Meylan, George; Tao, Charling; Taylor, James E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

More about the hypothesis of a new weak interaction of electromagnetic field in the hidden sector  

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New hypothetical field equations (Eqs. (1) and (2)) are further discussed, unifying Maxwell's equations of the Standard Model (after the electroweak symmetry is spontaneously broken) with the dynamics of hidden sector (expected to be responsible for the cold dark matter). The hidden sector is represented by sterile spin-1/2 Dirac fermions ("sterinos") and sterile spin-0 bosons ("sterons") whose masses are spontaneously generated by a nonzero vacuum expectation value of the steron field, while sterino and steron interactions are mediated by sterile spin-1 quanta of an antisymmetric-tensor field with a large mass scale ("A bosons"). These interactions are presumed to be weak, but stronger than the universal gravity. Beside sterinos and sterons, the Standard-Model photons are included into the source of sterile A bosons and so, they become a link between the hidden and Standard-Model sectors ("photonic portal" to the hidden sector). The relativistic structure of antisymmetric-tensor field of sterile A bosons can be split into a vector and an axial three-dimensional fields (of spin 1 and parities - and +) in such a way that the Standard-Model electric and magnetic fields become involved separately in the sources of these two kinds of sterile A-boson radiation, respectively.

Wojciech Krolikowski

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

289

Current-phase relation of a Bose-Einstein condensate flowing through a weak link  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the current-phase relation of a Bose-Einstein condensate flowing through a repulsive square barrier by solving analytically the one-dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii equation. The barrier height and width fix the current-phase relation j({delta}{phi}), which tends to j{approx}cos({delta}{phi}/2) for weak barriers and to the Josephson sinusoidal relation j{approx}sin({delta}{phi}) for strong barriers. Between these two limits, the current-phase relation depends on the barrier width. In particular, for wide-enough barriers, we observe two families of multivalued current-phase relations. Diagrams belonging to the first family, already known in the literature, can have two different positive values of the current at the same phase difference. The second family, new to our knowledge, can instead allow for three different positive currents still corresponding to the same phase difference. Finally, we show that the multivalued behavior arises from the competition between hydrodynamic and nonlinear-dispersive components of the flow, the latter due to the presence of a soliton inside the barrier region.

Piazza, F.; Smerzi, A. [CNR-INFM BEC center and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trento, I-38050 Povo (Italy); Collins, L. A. [Theoretical Division, Mail Stop B214, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Current-Phase Relation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate Flowing Through a Weak Link  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the current-phase relation of a Bose-Einstein condensate flowing through a repulsive square barrier by solving analytically the one dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii equation. The barrier height and width fix the current-phase relation $j(\\delta\\phi)$, which tends to $j\\sim\\cos(\\delta\\phi/2)$ for weak barriers and to the Josephson sinusoidal relation $j\\sim\\sin(\\delta\\phi)$ for strong barriers. Between these two limits, the current-phase relation depends on the barrier width. In particular, for wide enough barriers, we observe two families of multivalued current-phase relations. Diagrams belonging to the first family, already known in the literature, can have two different positive values of the current at the same phase difference. The second family, new to our knowledge, can instead allow for three different positive currents still corresponding to the same phase difference. Finally, we show that the multivalued behavior arises from the competition between hydrodynamic and nonlinear-dispersive components of the flow, the latter due to the presence of a soliton inside the barrier region.

F. Piazza; L. A. Collins; A. Smerzi

2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

291

Detection of Weakly Conserved Ancestral Mammalian RegulatorySequences by Primate Comparisons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Genomic comparisons between human and distant, non-primatemammals are commonly used to identify cis-regulatory elements based onconstrained sequence evolution. However, these methods fail to detectcryptic functional elements, which are too weakly conserved among mammalsto distinguish from nonfunctional DNA. To address this problem, weexplored the potential of deep intra-primate sequence comparisons. Wesequenced the orthologs of 558 kb of human genomic sequence, coveringmultiple loci involved in cholesterol homeostasis, in 6 nonhumanprimates. Our analysis identified 6 noncoding DNA elements displayingsignificant conservation among primates, but undetectable in more distantcomparisons. In vitro and in vivo tests revealed that at least three ofthese 6 elements have regulatory function. Notably, the mouse orthologsof these three functional human sequences had regulatory activity despitetheir lack of significant sequence conservation, indicating that they arecryptic ancestral cis-regulatory elements. These regulatory elementscould still be detected in a smaller set of three primate speciesincluding human, rhesus and marmoset. Since the human and rhesus genomesequences are already available, and the marmoset genome is activelybeing sequenced, the primate-specific conservation analysis describedhere can be applied in the near future on a whole-genome scale, tocomplement the annotation provided by more distant speciescomparisons.

Wang, Qian-fei; Prabhakar, Shyam; Chanan, Sumita; Cheng,Jan-Fang; Rubin, Edward M.; Boffelli, Dario

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

BAYESIAN INFERENCE OF SOLAR AND STELLAR MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE WEAK-FIELD APPROXIMATION  

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The weak-field approximation is one of the simplest models that allows us to relate the observed polarization induced by the Zeeman effect with the magnetic field vector present on the plasma of interest. It is usually applied for diagnosing magnetic fields in the solar and stellar atmospheres. A fully Bayesian approach to the inference of magnetic properties in unresolved structures is presented. The analytical expression for the marginal posterior distribution is obtained, from which we can obtain statistically relevant information about the model parameters. The role of a priori information is discussed and a hierarchical procedure is presented that gives robust results that are almost insensitive to the precise election of the prior. The strength of the formalism is demonstrated through an application to IMaX data. Bayesian methods can optimally exploit data from filter polarimeters given the scarcity of spectral information as compared with spectro-polarimeters. The effect of noise and how it degrades our ability to extract information from the Stokes profiles is analyzed in detail.

Asensio Ramos, A., E-mail: aasensio@iac.es [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, 38205, La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Departamento de Astrofisica, Universidad de La Laguna, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

2011-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

293

V-079: ISC BIND AAAA Record Lookup Handling Assertion Failure...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lets Remote Users Deny Service T-633: BIND RRSIG RRsets Negative Caching Off-by-one Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service U-183: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability...

294

U-101: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey XBL Binding...  

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to a use-after-free error in the "nsXBLDocumentInfo::ReadPrototypeBindings()" method when handling XBL bindings in a hash table and can be exploited to cause a cycle collector to...

295

Binding motifs in bacterial gene promoters modulate transcriptional effect of global regulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bacterial gene regulation involves transcription factors (TFs) that influence the expression of many genes. Global regulators, including CRP (cAMP Receptor Protein), ArcA, and FNR, can modulate the transcriptional activity of multiple operons. The similarity of a regulatory element s sequence to a TF s consensus binding site (BS) and the position of the regulatory element in an operon promoter are considered the most important determinants of this TF s regulatory influence. In this study we explore the hypothesis that the number of TFBS half-sites (where a half-site is one half of the palindromic BS consensus sequence, which we shall refer to as a binding motif or a BM) of a global regulator in an operon s promoter plays an important role in the operon s transcriptional regulation. We examine empirical data from transcriptional profiling of the CRP regulon in Shewanella oneidenses MR 1 and Escherichia coli, and of the ArcA regulon in S. oneidenses MR 1. We compare the power of CRP BM counts and of full, symmetrical CRP TFBS characteristics, namely similarity to consensus and location, to predict CRP-induced transcriptional activity. We find that CRP BM counts have a nonlinear effect on CRP-dependent transcriptional activity and predict this activity better than full-length TFBS quality or location. Regression analysis indicates that IHF (Integration Host Factor) and ArcA have synergistic effects on CRP-induced gene transcription, positive and negative, respectively. Based on these results, we propose that the fine-tuning of bacterial transcriptional activity by CRP may involves not only the bending of the operon promoter, facilitated by CRP in cooperation with the histone-like protein IHF, but also the cumulative binding affinity of multiple weak BMs.

Leuze, Michael Rex [ORNL; Karpinets, Tatiana V [ORNL; Syed, Mustafa H [ORNL; Beliaev, Alexander S [ORNL; Uberbacher, Edward C [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Forced Waves in a Baroclinic Shear Flow. Part 2: Damped and Undamped Response to Weak Near-Resonant Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is a continuation of a study of the response of a two-layer baroclinic fluid to weak, near resonant planetary wave forcing. Unlike Part I (Plumb, 1979), the fluid is baroclinically stable and viscous damping is incorporated into the ...

R. Alan Plumb

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Mesoscale Convective Systems in Weakly Forced Large-Scale Environments. Part II: Generation of a Mesoscale Initial Condition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of five mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) developed within a weakly forced large-scale environment on 11 and 12 May 1982. Two of these systems had a large component of motion against the midtroposphoric flow and propagated in a ...

David J. Stensrud; J. Michael Fritsch

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Mesoscale Convective Systems in Weakly Forced Large-Scale Environments. Part III: Numerical Simulations and Implications for Operational Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During a 24-h period, beginning 1200 UTC 11 May 1982, a series of mesoscale convective systems developed within a weakly forced large-scale environment. Two of these systems had a large component of motion against the midtropospheric flow and ...

David J. Stensrud; J. Michael Fritsch

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Chromospheric activity of ROSAT discovered weak-lined T Tauri stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have started a high resolution optical observation program dedicated to the study of chromospheric activity in weak-lined T Tauri stars (WTTS) recently discovered by the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS). It is our purpose to quantify the phenomenology of the chromospheric activity of each star determining stellar surface fluxes in the more important chromospheric activity indicators (Ca II H & K, H_beta, H_alpha, Ca II IRT) as well as obtain the Li I abundance, a better determination of the stellar parameters, spectral type, and possible binarity. A large number of WTTS have been discovered by the RASS in and around differen star formation clouds.Whether these stars are really WTTS, or post-TTS, or even young main sequence stars is a matter of ongoing debate. However, we have centered our study only on objects for which very recent studies, of Li I abundance (greater than Pleiads of the same spectral type) or radio properties, clearly confirmed their pre-main sequence (PMS) nature. In this contribution we present preliminary results of our January 1998 high resolution echelle spectroscopic observations at the 2.1m telescope of the McDonald Observatory. We have analysed, using the spectral subtraction technique, the H_alpha and Ca II IRT lines of six WTTS (RXJ0312.8-0414NW, SE; RXJ0333.1+1036; RXJ0348.5+0832; RXJ0512.0+1020; RXJ0444.9+2717) located in and around the Taurus-Auriga molecular clouds. A broad and variable double-picked H_alpha emission is observed in RXJ0444.9+2717. Emission above the continuum in H_alpha and Ca II IRT lines is detected in RXJ0333.1+1036 and a filling-in of these lines is present in the rest of the stars. Our spectral type and Li I EW deterninations confirm the PMS nature of these objects.

D. Montes; L. W. Ramsey

1998-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

300

EFFECT OF AMBIPOLAR DIFFUSION ON THE NONLINEAR EVOLUTION OF MAGNETOROTATIONAL INSTABILITY IN WEAKLY IONIZED DISKS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the role of ambipolar diffusion (AD) on the nonlinear evolution of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in protoplanetary disks using the strong coupling limit, which applies in very weakly ionized gas with electron recombination time much shorter than the orbital time so that a single-fluid treatment is sufficient. The effect of AD in this limit is characterized by the dimensionless number Am, the frequency at which neutral particles collides with ions normalized to the orbital frequency. We perform three-dimensional unstratified shearing-box simulations of the MRI over a wide range of Am as well as different magnetic field strengths and geometries. The saturation level of the MRI turbulence depends on the magnetic geometry and increases with the net magnetic flux. There is an upper limit to the net flux for sustained turbulence, corresponding to the requirement that the most unstable vertical wavelength be less than the disk scale height. Correspondingly, at a given Am, there exists a maximum value of the turbulent stress {alpha}{sub max}. For Am {approx}tight correlation between the turbulent stress {alpha} and the plasma ({beta}) {identical_to} P{sub gas}/P{sub mag} {approx} 1/2{alpha} at the saturated state of the MRI turbulence regardless of field geometry, and {alpha}{sub max} rapidly decreases with decreasing Am. In particular, we find {alpha}{sub max} {approx} 7 x 10{sup -3} for Am = 1 and {alpha}{sub max} {approx} 6 x 10{sup -4} for Am = 0.1.

Bai Xuening; Stone, James M., E-mail: xbai@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: jstone@astro.princeton.edu [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling between interface and velocity perturbations in the weakly nonlinear Rayleigh-Taylor instability  

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Weakly nonlinear (WN) Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) initiated by single-mode cosinusoidal interface and velocity perturbations is investigated analytically up to the third order. Expressions of the temporal evolutions of the amplitudes of the first three harmonics are derived. It is shown that there are coupling between interface and velocity perturbations, which plays a prominent role in the WN growth. When the 'equivalent amplitude' of the initial velocity perturbation, which is normalized by its linear growth rate, is compared to the amplitude of the initial interface perturbation, the coupling between them dominates the WN growth of the RTI. Furthermore, the RTI would be mitigated by initiating a velocity perturbation with a relative phase shift against the interface perturbation. More specifically, when the phase shift between the interface perturbation and the velocity perturbation is {pi} and their equivalent amplitudes are equal, the RTI could be completely quenched. If the equivalent amplitude of the initial velocity perturbation is equal to the initial interface perturbation, the difference between the WN growth of the RTI initiated by only an interface perturbation and by only a velocity perturbation is found to be asymptotically negligible. The dependence of the WN growth on the Atwood numbers and the initial perturbation amplitudes is discussed. In particular, we investigate the dependence of the saturation amplitude (time) of the fundamental mode on the Atwood numbers and the initial perturbation amplitudes. It is found that the Atwood numbers and the initial perturbation amplitudes play a crucial role in the WN growth of the RTI. Thus, it should be included in applications where the seeds of the RTI have velocity perturbations, such as inertial confinement fusion implosions and supernova explosions.

Wang, L. F.; Ye, W. H.; He, X. T. [HEDPS and CAPT, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Wu, J. F.; Fan, Z. F.; Zhang, W. Y.; Dai, Z. S.; Gu, J. F.; Xue, C. [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

302

How does breakup influence near-barrier fusion of weakly bound light nuclei ?  

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The influence on the fusion process of coupling to collective degrees of freedom has been explored. The significant enhancement of he fusion cross setion at sub-barrier energies was understood in terms of the dynamical processes arising from strong couplings to collective inelastic excitations of the target and projectile. However, in the case of reactions where breakup becomes an important process, conflicing model predictions and experimental results have been reported in the literature. Excitation functions for sub- and near-barrier total (complete + incomplete) fusion cross sections have been measured for the $^{6,7}$Li + $^{59}$Co at the Vivitron facility and at the 8UD Pelletron tandem facility using standard $\\gamma$-ray techniques. The data extend to medium-mass systems previous works exploring the coupling effects in fusion reactions of both lighter and heavier systems. Results of continuum-discretized coupled channel (CDCC) calculations indicate a small enhancement of total fusion for the more weakly bound $^{6}$Li at sub-barrier energies, with similar cross sections for both reactions at and above the barrier. A systematic study of $^{4,6}$He induced fusion reactions with the CDCC method is in progress. The understanding of the reaction dynamics involving couplings to the breakup channels requires th explicit measurement of precise elastic scattering data as well as yields leading to the breakup itself. Recent coincidence experiments for $^{6,7}$Li + $^{59}$Co are addressing this issue. The particle identification of the breakup products have been achieved by measuring the three-body final-state correlations.

C. Beck; N. Rowley; M. Rousseau; F. Haas; P. Bednarczyk; S. Courtin; N. Kintz; F. Hoellinger; P. Papka; S. Szilner; A. Sanchez I Zafra; A. Hachem; E. Martin; O. Stezowski; A. Diaz-Torres; F. A. Souza; A. Szanto De Toledo; A. Aissaoui; N. Carlin; R. Liguori Neto; M. G. Munhoz; J. Takahashi; A. A. P. Suade; M. M. De Moura; E. M. Szanto; K. Hagino; I. J. Thompson

2004-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

303

Gene encoding herbicide safener binding protein  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The cDNA encoding safener binding protein (SafBP), also referred to as SBP1, is set forth in FIG. 5 and SEQ ID No. 1. The deduced amino acid sequence is provided in FIG. 5 and SEQ ID No. 2. Methods of making and using SBP1 and SafBP to alter a plant's sensitivity to certain herbicides or a plant's responsiveness to certain safeners are also provided, as well as expression vectors, transgenic plants or other organisms transfected with said vectors and seeds from said plants.

Walton, Jonathan D. (East Lansing, MI); Scott-Craig, John S. (East Lansing, MI)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Reflection-Based Python-C++ Bindings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Python is a flexible, powerful, high-level language with excellent interactive and introspective capabilities and a very clean syntax. As such, it can be a very effective tool for driving physics analysis. Python is designed to be extensible in low-level C-like languages, and its use as a scientific steering language has become quite widespread. To this end, existing and custom-written C or C++ libraries are bound to the Python environment as so-called extension modules. A number of tools for easing the process of creating such bindings exist, such as SWIG and Boost. Python. Yet, the process still requires a considerable amount of effort and expertise. The C++ language has few built-in introspective capabilities, but tools such as LCGDict and CINT add this by providing so-called dictionaries: libraries that contain information about the names, entry points, argument types, etc. of other libraries. The reflection information from these dictionaries can be used for the creation of bindings and so the process can be fully automated, as dictionaries are already provided for many end-user libraries for other purposes, such as object persistency. PyLCGDict is a Python extension module that uses LCG dictionaries, as PyROOT uses CINT reflection information, to allow /cwPython users to access C++ libraries with essentially no preparation on the users' behalf. In addition, and in a similar way, PyROOT gives ROOT users access to Python libraries.

Generowicz, Jacek; Lavrijsen, Wim T.L.P.; Marino, Massimo; Mato, Pere

2004-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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One pion production in neutrino-nucleon scattering and the different parametrizations of the weak $N\\rightarrow?$ vertex  

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The $N \\to \\Delta$ weak vertex provides an important contribution to the one pion production in neutrino-nucleon and neutrino-nucleus scattering for $\\pi N$ invariant masses below 1.4 GeV. Beyond its interest as a tool in neutrino detection and their background analyses, one pion production in neutrino-nucleon scattering is useful to test predictions based on the quark model and other internal symmetries of strong interactions. Here we try to establish a connection between two commonly used parametrizations of the weak $N \\to \\Delta$ vertex and form factors (FF) and we study their effects on the determination of the axial coupling $C_5^A(0)$, the common normalization of the axial FF, which is predicted to hold 1.2 by using the PCAC hypothesis. Predictions for the $\

C. Barbero; G. López Castro; A. Mariano

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

2004-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Proving the conservation of surface brightness during the strong and weak lensing of light by an isothermal sphere  

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An analytical proof of the conservation of surface brightness during the strong and weak lensing of light by a singular isothermal sphere is provided. It is shown that the movement of asymptotic rays provide room for precisely the extra solid angle claimed by the magnification of the centrally passing rays. Previous claim of a violation of this conservation law, leading to a problem over the COBE all sky CMB flux, is hereby withdrawn.

Richard Lieu

2004-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2007-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions  

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Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions A functionalized polymer for binding a dissolved molecule in an aqueous solution is presented. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions A functionalized polymer for binding a dissolved molecule in an aqueous solution is presented. The polymer has a backbone polymer to which one or more functional groups are covalently linked. The backbone polymer can be such polymers as polyethylenimine, polyvinylamine, polyallylamine, and polypropylamine. These polymers are generally water-soluble, but can be insoluble when cross-linked. The functional group can be for example diol

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Hardware device to physical structure binding and authentication  

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Detection and deterrence of device tampering and subversion may be achieved by including a cryptographic fingerprint unit within a hardware device for authenticating a binding of the hardware device and a physical structure. The cryptographic fingerprint unit includes an internal physically unclonable function ("PUF") circuit disposed in or on the hardware device, which generate an internal PUF value. Binding logic is coupled to receive the internal PUF value, as well as an external PUF value associated with the physical structure, and generates a binding PUF value, which represents the binding of the hardware device and the physical structure. The cryptographic fingerprint unit also includes a cryptographic unit that uses the binding PUF value to allow a challenger to authenticate the binding.

Hamlet, Jason R.; Stein, David J.; Bauer, Todd M.

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for detecting chemical binding  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The method for screening binding between a target binder and potential pharmaceutical chemicals involves sending a solution (preferably an aqueous solution) of the target binder through a conduit to a size exclusion filter, the target binder being too large to pass through the size exclusion filter, and then sending a solution of one or more potential pharmaceutical chemicals (preferably an aqueous solution) through the same conduit to the size exclusion filter after target binder has collected on the filter. The potential pharmaceutical chemicals are small enough to pass through the filter. Afterwards, x-rays are sent from an x-ray source to the size exclusion filter, and if the potential pharmaceutical chemicals form a complex with the target binder, the complex produces an x-ray fluorescence signal having an intensity that indicates that a complex has formed.

Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM); Havrilla, George J. (Los Alamos, NM); Miller, Thomasin C. (Los Alamos, NM); Wells, Cyndi A. (Los Alamos, NM)

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Sequestering Uranium from Seawater: Binding Strength and Modes...  

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YouTube: AdvancedLightSource Home Science Highlights Journal Covers Sequestering Uranium from Seawater: Binding Strength and Modes of Uranyl Complexes with Glutarimidedioxime...

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Comprehensive investigation of the non-covalent binding of MRI ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

of MRI contrast agents with human serum albumin. Virginie ... binding between human serum albumin (HSA) and MRI contrast .... The relative error on the T1 ...

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A-84: Tight Binding Understanding of Carbon Defects in Steel  

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Thus, a coherent transferable tight-binding (TB) parameterization was developed for Fe-C by ... A-54: Used Foundry Sand Reclamation in New Vibratory Unit.

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Demonstration of Datacenter Automation Software and Hardware (DASH) at the California Franchise Tax Board  

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9: CRAH electrical energy consumption before/after each10: PDU electrical energy consumption before/after eachChilled water cooling energy consumption before/after each

Bell, Geoffrey C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enumeration Algorithm for Determination of Binding Constants in Capillary Electrophoresis  

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result in the new migration time. Because the true binding constant and complex mobility values have. With the enumeration algorithm, all possible combinations of the binding constant and the complex mobility in certain and the mobility of the complex formed between the interacting pair, to form a 2-D curve. When the experimental

Chen, David D.Y.

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Neutron-Diffraction Evidence for the Ferrimagnetic Ground State of a Molecule-Based Magnet with Weakly Coupled Sublattices  

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The diruthenium compound [Ru2(O2CMe)4]3[Cr(CN)6] contains two weakly coupled, ferrimag- netically ordered sublattices occupying the same volume. The magnetic field Hc 800 Oe required to align the two sublattice moments is proportional to the antiferromagnetic dipolar interaction Kc B Hc 5 10 3 meV between sublattices. Powder neutron-diffraction measurements on a deuterated sample reveal that the sublattice moments are restricted by the anisotropy of the diruthenium paddle-wheel complexes to the cubic diagonals. Those measurements also suggest that the quantum corrections to the ground state are significant.

Fishman, Randy Scott [ORNL; Campo, Javier [University of Zaragoza, Spain; Vos, Thomas E. [University of Utah; Miller, Joel S. [University of Utah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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A Liquid Hydrogen Target for Precision Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Moller Scattering at SLAC  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A 150 cm long liquid hydrogen target has been built for the SLAC End Station A E158 experiment. The target loop volume is 55 liters, and the maximum target heat load deposited by the electron beam is {approx} 700 W. The liquid hydrogen density fluctuation with full beam current (120 Hz repetition rate, 6 x 10{sup 11} electrons/spill) on target is well below 10{sup -4} level, which fulfills the requirement for a precision measurement of the weak mixing angle in the polarized electron-electron scattering process.

Weisend, John G

2002-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Emerging Weak Localization Effects on Topological Insulator-Insulating Ferromagnet (Bi_2Se_3-EuS) Interface  

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Thin films of topological insulator Bi_2Se_3 were deposited directly on insulating ferromagnetic EuS. Unusual negative magnetoresistance was observed near the zero field below the Curie temperature (T_C), resembling the weak localization effect; whereas the usual positive magnetoresistance was recovered above T_C. Such negative magnetoresistance was only observed for Bi_2Se_3 layers thinner than t~4nm, when its top and bottom surfaces are coupled. These results provide evidence for a proximity effect between a topological insulator and an insulating ferromagnet, laying the foundation for future realization of the half-integer quantized anomalous Hall effect in three-dimensional topological insulators.

Qi I. Yang; Merav Dolev; Li Zhang; Jinfeng Zhao; Alexander D. Fried; Elizabeth Schemm; Min Liu; Alexander Palevski; Ann F. Marshall; Subhash H. Risbud; Aharon Kapitulnik

2013-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction mechanisms for weakly-bound, stable nuclei and unstable, halo nuclei on medium-mass targets  

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An experimental overview of reactions induced by the stable, but weakly-bound nuclei 6Li, 7Li and 9Be, and by the exotic, halo nuclei 6He, 8B, 11Be and 17F on medium-mass targets, such as 58Ni, 59Co or 64Zn, is presented. Existing data on elastic scattering, total reaction cross sections, fusion processes, breakup and transfer channels are discussed in the framework of a CDCC approach taking into account the breakup degree of freedom.

Beck, C; Papka, P; Courtin, S; Souza, F A; Carlin, N; Neto, R Liguori; De Moura, M M; del Santo, M G; Suaide, A A I; Munhoz, M G; Szanto, E M; de Toledo, A Szanto; Keeley, N; Díaz-Torres, A; Hagino, K

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BPA FINAL Binding Arbitration policy | Department of Energy  

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BPA FINAL Binding Arbitration policy BPA FINAL Binding Arbitration policy BPA FINAL Binding Arbitration policy Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) encompasses a variety of methods that parties may use to resolve disputes without litigation. Arbitration is a private, less formal process in which parties agree to submit a dispute to one or more impartial arbitrators who then render a decision or award. In non-binding arbitration a party is not required to accept the arbitrator's decision. In contrast, a decision or award in binding arbitration is final and subject to only very limited rights of appeal. See Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (FAA). Both types of arbitration can provide benefits to BPA, its customers, and other stakeholders including the public, such as greater flexibility, limited

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Babel Fortran 2003 Binding for Structured Data Types  

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Babel is a tool aimed at the high-performance computing community that addresses the need for mixing programming languages (Java, Python, C, C++, Fortran 90, FORTRAN 77) in order to leverage the specific benefits of those languages. Scientific codes often rely on structured data types (structs, derived data types) to encapsulate data, and Babel has been lacking in this type of support until recently. We present a new language binding that focuses on their interoperability of C/C++ with Fortran 2003. The new binding builds on the existing Fortran 90 infrastructure by using the iso-c-binding module defined in the Fortran 2003 standard as the basis for C/C++ interoperability. We present the technical approach for the new binding and discuss our initial experiences in applying the binding in FACETS (Framework Application for Core-Edge Transport Simulations) to integrate C++ with legacy Fortran codes.

Muszala, S; Epperly, T; Wang, N

2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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OGLE-2008-BLG-510: first automated real-time detection of a weak microlensing anomaly - brown dwarf or stellar binary?  

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The microlensing event OGLE-2008-BLG-510 is characterised by an evident asymmetric shape of the peak, promptly detected by the ARTEMiS system in real time. The skewness of the light curve appears to be compatible both with binary-lens and binary-source models, including the possibility that the lens system consists of an M dwarf orbited by a brown dwarf. The detection of this microlensing anomaly and our analysis demonstrates that: 1) automated real-time detection of weak microlensing anomalies with immediate feedback is feasible, efficient, and sensitive, 2) rather common weak features intrinsically come with ambiguities that are not easily resolved from photometric light curves, 3) a modelling approach that finds all features of parameter space rather than just the `favourite model' is required, and 4) the data quality is most crucial, where systematics can be confused with real features, in particular small higher-order effects such as orbital motion signatures. It moreover becomes apparent that events wit...

Bozza, V; Rattenbury, N J; Joergensen, U G; Tsapras, Y; Bramich, D M; Udalski, A; Bond, I A; Liebig, C; Cassan, A; Fouque, P; Fukui, A; Hundertmark, M; Shin, I -G; Lee, S H; Choi, J -Y; Park, S -Y; Gould, A; Allan, A; Mao, S; Wyrzykowski, L; Street, R A; Buckley, D; Nagayama, T; Mathiasen, M; Hinse, T C; Novati, S Calchi; Harpsoee, K; Mancini, L; Scarpetta, G; Anguita, T; Burgdorf, M J; Horne, K; Hornstrup, A; Kains, N; Kerins, E; Kjaergaard, P; Masi, G; Rahvar, S; Ricci, D; Snodgrass, C; Southworth, J; Steele, I A; Surdej, J; Thoene, C C; Wambsganss, J; Zub, M; Albrow, M D; Batista, V; Beaulieu, J -P; Bennett, D P; Caldwell, J A R; Cole, A; Cook, K H; Coutures, C; Dieters, S; Prester, D Dominis; Donatowicz, J; Greenhill, J; Kane, S R; Kubas, D; Marquette, J -B; Martin, R; Menzies, J; Pollard, K R; Sahu, K C; Williams, A; Szymanski, M K; Kubiak, M; Pietrzynski, G; Soszynski, I; Poleski, R; Ulaczyk, K; DePoy, D L; Dong, S; Han, C; Janczak, J; Lee, C -U; Pogge, R W; Abe, F; Furusawa, K; Hearnshaw, J B; Itow, Y; Kilmartin, P M; Korpela, A V; Lin, W; Ling, C H; Masuda, K; Matsubara, Y; Miyake, N; Muraki, Y; Ohnishi, K; Perrott, Y C; Saito, To; Skuljan, L; Sullivan, D J; Sumi, T; Suzuki, D; Sweatman, W L; Tristram, P J; Wada, K; Yock, P C M; Gulbis, A; Hashimoto, Y; Kniazev, A; Vaisanen, P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounds on the number of bound states in the transfer matrix spectrum for some weakly correlated lattice models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the interaction of particles in weakly correlated lattice quantum field theories. In the imaginary time functional integral formulation of these theories there is a relative coordinate lattice Schroedinger operator H which approximately describes the interaction of these particles. Scalar and vector spin, QCD and Gross-Neveu models are included in these theories. In the weakly correlated regime H=H{sub o}+W where H{sub o}=-{gamma}{Delta}{sub l}, 0 lattice Laplacian: {gamma}={beta}, the inverse temperature for spin systems and {gamma}={kappa}{sup 3} where {kappa} is the hopping parameter for QCD. W is a self-adjoint potential operator which may have non-local contributions but obeys the bound Double-Vertical-Line W(x, y) Double-Vertical-Line Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To cexp ( -a( Double-Vertical-Line x Double-Vertical-Line + Double-Vertical-Line y Double-Vertical-Line )), a large: exp-a={beta}/{beta}{sub o}{sup (1/2)}({kappa}/{kappa}{sub o}) for spin (QCD) models. H{sub o}, W, and H act in l{sub 2}(Z{sup d}), d Greater-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 1. The spectrum of H below zero is known to be discrete and we obtain bounds on the number of states below zero. This number depends on the short range properties of W, i.e., the long range tail does not increase the number of states.

O'Carroll, Michael [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada e Estatistica, ICMC-USP, C.P. 668,13560-970 Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Influence of Weak Magnetic and Electric Fields on the Fluctuations of Ionic Electric Currents in Blood Circulation  

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An analysis of a variety of existing experimental data leads to the conclusion on the existence of a resonance mechanism allowing weak magnetic fields to affect biological processes. These fields may either be static magnetic fields comparable in magnitude with the magnetic field of the earth or weak ultra-low frequency time-dependent fields. So far, a generally accepted theoretical model allowing one to understand the effect of magnetic and electric fields on biological processes is not available. By this reason, it is not clear which characteristics of the fields, like magnetic and electric field strength, frequency of change of the field, shape of the electromagnetic wave, the duration of the magnetic or electric influence or some particular combination of them, are responsible for the biological effect. In the present analysis it is shown that external time-independent magnetic fields may cause a resonance amplification of ionic electric currents in biological tissues and, in particular, in the vasculature system due to a Brownian motion of charges. These resonance electric currents may cause necrotic changes in the tissues or blood circulation and in this way significantly affect the biological organism. The magnitude of the magnetic fields leading to resonance effects is estimated, it is shown that it depends significantly on the radius of the blood capillaries.

Zakirjon Kanokov; Juern W. P. Schmelzer; Avazbek K. Nasirov

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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CD-PAN: a protocol for peer-to-peer content distribution in a weakly connected and heterogeneous personal area network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents CD-PAN, a mechanism to automatically distribute content objects to weakly connected heterogeneous content devices in a personal area network without a global namespace. The content devices under consideration range from cell ...

Shiva Chaitanya; Prasenjit Sarkar

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic and Double-Diffusive Instabilities in a Weak Pycnocline: Part I: Observations of heat flux and diffusivity in the vicinity of Maud Rise, Weddell Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An expedition to study the stability of the weakly stratified water column in the eastern Weddell Sea was undertaken in the austral winter of 2005. A regional CTD survey around Maud Rise delineated water mass boundaries associated with flow around ...

William J. Shaw; Timothy P. Stanton

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Angiotensin II receptor binding sites in brain microvessels  

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The authors assessed the specific binding of /sup 125/I-labeled angiotensin II (/sup 125/I-Ang II) to particulate fractions of the cerebral cortex and cerebellum and to microvessels obtained by bulk isolation from these two brain regions in the dog. /sup 125/I-Ang II binds to cerebral and cerebellar microvessels in a specific, saturable, and reversible manner and with high affinity (dissociation constant about 1 nM). Maximal binding of /sup 125/I-Ang II to brain microvessels was about 2-fold higher than the maximal binding to particulate fractions of the cerebellum and more than 15-fold higher than that of the cerebral cortex. Furthermore, finding that analogues of Ang II displace specific /sup 125/I-Ang II binding to brain microvessels in a rank order that correlates with their pharmacological activities confers biological relevance on the ligand-binding studies. These results strongly suggest that specific Ang II receptor binding sites are present in brain microvessels. Such Ang II receptors may have an important role in regulating the microcirculation of the brain.

Speth, R.C.; Harik, S.I.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Product Binding Varies Dramatically between Processive and Nonprocessive Cellulase Enzymes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cellulases hydrolyze {beta}-1,4 glycosidic linkages in cellulose, which are among the most prevalent and stable bonds in Nature. Cellulases comprise many glycoside hydrolase families and exist as processive or nonprocessive enzymes. Product inhibition negatively impacts cellulase action, but experimental measurements of product-binding constants vary significantly, and there is little consensus on the importance of this phenomenon. To provide molecular level insights into cellulase product inhibition, we examine the impact of product binding on processive and nonprocessive cellulases by calculating the binding free energy of cellobiose to the product sites of catalytic domains of processive and nonprocessive enzymes from glycoside hydrolase families 6 and 7. The results suggest that cellobiose binds to processive cellulases much more strongly than nonprocessive cellulases. We also predict that the presence of a cellodextrin bound in the reactant site of the catalytic domain, which is present during enzymatic catalysis, has no effect on product binding in nonprocessive cellulases, whereas it significantly increases product binding to processive cellulases. This difference in product binding correlates with hydrogen bonding between the substrate-side ligand and the cellobiose product in processive cellulase tunnels and the additional stabilization from the longer tunnel-forming loops. The hydrogen bonds between the substrate- and product-side ligands are disrupted by water in nonprocessive cellulase clefts, and the lack of long tunnel-forming loops results in lower affinity of the product ligand. These findings provide new insights into the large discrepancies reported for binding constants for cellulases and suggest that product inhibition will vary significantly based on the amount of productive binding for processive cellulases on cellulose.

Bu, L.; Nimlos, M. R.; Shirts, M. R.; Stahlberg, J.; Himmel, M. E.; Crowley, M. F.; Beckham, G. T.

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Binding Parameters of Alkaloids Berberine and Sanguinarine with DNA  

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We study the interaction of berberine and sanguinarine (plant alkaloids) with DNA in aqueous solutions, by using optical spectroscopy methods (absorption and fluorescence). The dependencies of alkaloid spectral characteristics on the concentration ratio N/c between the DNA base pairs and alkaloid molecules in the solutions are considered, and the manifestations of the alkaloid-DNA binding are revealed. The character of binding is found to depend on N/c. The parameters of the binding of berberine and sanguinarine with DNA are determined, by using the modified Scatchard and McGhee-von Hippel equations

Gumenyuk, V G; Kutovyy, S Yu; Yashchuk, V M; Zaika, L A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Binding Preferences, Surface Attachment, Diffusivity, and Orientation of a Family 1 Carbohydrate-Binding Module on Cellulose  

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Cellulase enzymes often contain carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs) for binding to cellulose. The mechanisms by which CBMs recognize specific surfaces of cellulose and aid in deconstruction are essential to understand cellulase action. The Family 1 CBM from the Trichoderma reesei Family 7 cellobiohydrolase, Cel7A, is known to selectively bind to hydrophobic surfaces of native cellulose. It is most commonly suggested that three aromatic residues identify the planar binding face of this CBM, but several recent studies have challenged this hypothesis. Here, we use molecular simulation to study the CBM binding orientation and affinity on hydrophilic and hydrophobic cellulose surfaces. Roughly 43 {mu}s of molecular dynamics simulations were conducted, which enables statistically significant observations. We quantify the fractions of the CBMs that detach from crystal surfaces or diffuse to other surfaces, the diffusivity along the hydrophobic surface, and the overall orientation of the CBM on both hydrophobic and hydrophilic faces. The simulations demonstrate that there is a thermodynamic driving force for the Cel7A CBM to bind preferentially to the hydrophobic surface of cellulose relative to hydrophilic surfaces. In addition, the simulations demonstrate that the CBM can diffuse from hydrophilic surfaces to the hydrophobic surface, whereas the reverse transition is not observed. Lastly, our simulations suggest that the flat faces of Family 1 CBMs are the preferred binding surfaces. These results enhance our understanding of how Family 1 CBMs interact with and recognize specific cellulose surfaces and provide insights into the initial events of cellulase adsorption and diffusion on cellulose.

Nimlos, M. R.; Beckham, G. T.; Matthews, J. F.; Bu, L.; Himmel, M. E.; Crowley, M. F.

2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fortran binding for the GNU scientific library  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The GNU scientific library is a collection of numerical routines for scientific computing. This article discusses some aspects of the design of a fully standard-conforming Fortran binding for GSL via incremental usage of Fortran 2003 features, in particular ...

Reinhold Bader

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian unsupervised learning of DNA regulatory binding regions  

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Identification of regulatory binding motifs, that is, short specific words, within DNA sequences is a commonly occurring problem in computational bioinformatics. A wide variety of probabilistic approaches have been proposed in the literature to either ...

Jukka Corander; Magnus Ekdahl; Timo Koski

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing phylogenetic motif models for predicting transcription factor binding sites  

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Motivation: A variety of algorithms have been developed to predict transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) within the genome by exploiting the evolutionary information implicit in multiple alignments of the genomes of related species. One such ...

John Hawkins; Charles Grant; William Stafford Noble; Timothy L. Bailey

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible and irreversible binding of nanoparticles to polymeric surfaces  

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Reversible and irreversible binding of CdSe-nanoparticles and nanorods to polymeric surfaces via a strong, multiple hydrogen bond (= Hamilton-receptor/barbituric acid) is described. Based on ROMP-copolymers, the supramolecular interaction on a thin polymer ...

Wolfgang H. Binder; Marina Lomoschitz; Robert Sachsenhofer; Gernot Friedbacher

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Noninvasive Realistic Stimulation/Recording of Freely Swimming Weakly Electric Fish: Movement Detection and Discharge Entropy to Infer Fish Behavior  

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Weakly electric fish are unique models in Neuroscience allowing experimentalists to access, with non invasive techniques,a central nervous system generated spatio-temporal electric pattern of pulses with roles in at least two complex and not yet completely understood abilities:electrocommunication and electrolocation. We developed an apparatus to allow realistic stimulation and simultaneous recording of electric pulses in freely moving Gymnotus carapo for very long periods-several days. Voltage time series from a 3dimensional array of sensitive dipoles that detects electric field in several positions underwater were digitized and home made real-time software allowed reliable recording of pulse timestamps,independently of the fish's position,and also to infer fish movement. A stimulus fish was mimicked by a dipole electrode that reproduced the voltage time series of real conspecific pulses,but according to timestamp sequences previously recorded that could be chosen by the experimenter. Two independent variabl...

Forlim, Caroline Garcia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXISTENCE OF WEAK SOLUTIONS TO A CLASS OF NONSTRICTLY HYPERBOLIC CONSERVATION LAWS WITH NON-INTERACTING WAVES  

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Many applied problems resulting in hyperbolic conservation laws are nonstrictly hyperbolic. As of yet, there is no comprehensive theory to describe the solutions of these systems. In this paper, a proof of existence is given for a class of nonstrictly hyperbolic conservation laws using a proof technique first applied by Glimm to systems of strictly hyperbolic conservation laws. We show that Glimm’s scheme can be used to construct a subsequence converging to a weak solution. This paper necessarily departs from previous work in showing the existence of a convergent subsequence. A novel functional, shown to be equivalent to the total variation norm, is defined according to wave interactions. These interactions can be bounded without any assumptions of strict hyperbolicity. 1. Introduction. A conservation law is called nonstrictly hyperbolic if the eigenvalues of the

Anthony J. Kearsley; Andrea M. Reiff

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak-coupling analysis of the single-site large-N gauge theory coupled to adjoint fermions  

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We consider the leading-order expression at weak-coupling for a single-site large-N gauge theory coupled to adjoint fermions. We study the case of overlap and wilson fermions. We extend the theory to real values of the number of fermion flavors and restrict ourselves to asymptotically free theories. Using a four-dimensional density function for the distribution of the eigenvalues of the link variables, we show that it is possible to recover the infinite-volume continuum limit for a certain range of fermion flavors if we use fermions with a bare mass of zero. Our use of the four-dimensional density function is supported by a direct analysis of the lattice action.

Robert Lohmayer; Rajamani Narayanan

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Universal breaking point asymptotic for energy spectrum of Riemann waves in weakly nonlinear non-dispersive media  

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In this Letter we study the form of the energy spectrum of Riemann waves in weakly nonlinear non-dispersive media. For quadratic and cubic nonlinearity we demonstrate that the deformation of an Riemann wave over time yields an exponential energy spectrum which turns into power law asymptotic with the slope being approximately -8/3 at the last stage of evolution before breaking. We argue, that this is the universal asymptotic behaviour of Riemann waves in any nonlinear non-dispersive medium at the point of breaking. The results reported in this Letter can be used in various non-dispersive media, e.g. magneto-hydro dynamics, physical oceanography, nonlinear acoustics.

Kartashova, Elena

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Weak Lensing Analysis of the z~0.8 cluster CL 0152-1357 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys  

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We present a weak lensing analysis of the X-ray luminous cluster CL 0152-1357 at z~0.84 using HST/ACS observations. The unparalleled resolution and sensitivity of ACS enable us to measure weakly distorted, faint background galaxies to the extent that the number density reaches ~175 arcmin^-2. The PSF of ACS has a complicated shape that also varies across the field. We construct a PSF model for ACS from an extensive investigation of 47 Tuc stars in a modestly crowded region. We show that this model PSF excellently describes the PSF variation pattern in the cluster observation when a slight adjustment of ellipticity is applied. The high number density of source galaxies and the accurate removal of the PSF effect through moment-based deconvolution allow us to restore the dark matter distribution of the cluster in great detail. The direct comparison of the mass map with the X-ray morphology from Chandra observations shows that the two peaks of intracluster medium traced by X-ray emission are lagging behind the corresponding dark matter clumps, indicative of an on-going merger. The overall mass profile of the cluster can be well described by an NFW profile with a scale radius of r_s =309+-45 kpc and a concentration parameter of c=3.7+-0.5. The mass estimates from the lensing analysis are consistent with those from X-ray and Sunyaev-Zeldovich analyses. The predicted velocity dispersion is also in good agreement with the spectroscopic measurement from VLT observations. In the adopted WMAP cosmology, the total projected mass and the mass-to-light ratio within 1 Mpc are estimated to be 4.92+-0.44 10^14 solar mass and 95+-8 solar mass/solar luminosity, respectively.

M. J. Jee; R. L. White; N. Benitez; H. C. Ford; J. P. Blakeslee; P. Rosati; R. Demarco; G. D. Illingworth

2004-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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MONKEY: Identifying conserved transcription-factor binding sitesin multiple alignments using a binding site-specific evolutionarymodel  

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We introduce a method (MONKEY) to identify conserved transcription-factor binding sites in multispecies alignments. MONKEY employs probabilistic models of factor specificity and binding site evolution, on which basis we compute the likelihood that putative sites are conserved and assign statistical significance to each hit. Using genomes from the genus Saccharomyces, we illustrate how the significance of real sites increases with evolutionary distance and explore the relationship between conservation and function.

Moses, Alan M.; Chiang, Derek Y.; Pollard, Daniel A.; Iyer, VenkyN.; Eisen, Michael B.

2004-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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U-098: ISC BIND Deleted Domain Name Resolving Vulnerability | Department of  

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098: ISC BIND Deleted Domain Name Resolving Vulnerability 098: ISC BIND Deleted Domain Name Resolving Vulnerability U-098: ISC BIND Deleted Domain Name Resolving Vulnerability February 8, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability has been reported in ISC BIND, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions. PLATFORM: ISC BIND 9.2.x ISC BIND 9.3.x ISC BIND 9.4.x ISC BIND 9.5.x ISC BIND 9.6.x ISC BIND 9.7.x ISC BIND 9.8.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the cache update policy. reference LINKS: Original Advisory Secunia Advisory SA47884 CVE-2012-1033 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: Researchers discovered a vulnerability affecting the large majority of popular DNS implementations which allows a malicious domain name to stay resolvable long after it has been removed from the upper level servers. The

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Weak-link capacitor  

Science Conference Proceedings (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

351

CWE - Common Weakness Enumeration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 399, The software allows attackers to consume excess resources, such as memory exhaustion from memory leaks, CPU consumption from infinite ...

352

NN Weak Interaction Experiments  

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... The Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL ? $1.4B--1GeV protons at 2MW, ready now. ? Short (~1 usec) proton pulse– mainly for high TOF resolution ...

2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic equilibrium of iron in the atmospheres of cool dwarf stars II. Weak Fe I lines in the solar spectrum  

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NLTE line formation calculations of FeI in the solar atmosphere are extended to include weak optical lines. Previously established atomic models are used to discriminate between different ways of treating collisional interaction processes. To derive a common solar FeI abundance from both strong and weak lines, fine-tuning of the microturbulence velocity parameter and the van-der- Waals damping constants is required. The solar FeI abundances based on all available f-values are dominated by the large scatter already found for the stronger lines. In particular the bulk of the data from the work of May et al. and O'Brian et al. is not adequate for accurate abundance work. Based on f-values measured by the Hannover and Oxford groups alone, the FeI LTE abundances are eps(FeI,Sun)=7.57 for the empirical and eps(FeI,Sun) = 7.48 ... 7.51 for the line-blanketed solar model. The solar Fe ionization equilibrium obtained for different atomic and atmospheric models rules out NLTE atomic models with a low efficiency of hydrogen collisions. At variance with Paper I, it is now in better agreement with laboratory FeII f-values for all types of line-blanketed models. Our final model assumptions consistent with a single unique solar Fe abundance eps(Fe,Sun) = 7.48 ... 7.51 calculated from NLTE line formation are (a) a line-blanketed solar model atmosphere, (b) an iron model atom with hydrogen collision rates 0.5 < S_H < 5 times the standard value to compensate for the large photoionization cross-sections, (c) a microturbulence velocity xi = 1.0 kms, (d) van-der-Waals damping parameters decreased by Delta(log C6) = -0.10...-0.15 as compared to Anstee & O'Mara's calculations, depending on S_H, (e) FeII f-values as published by Schnabel et al., and (f) FeI f-values published by the Hannover and Oxford groups.

T. Gehren; A. J. Korn; J. Shi

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A WEAK-LENSING AND NEAR-INFRARED STUDY OF A3192: DISASSEMBLING A RICHNESS CLASS 3 ABELL CLUSTER  

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We present a joint gravitational lensing and near-infrared study of the galaxy cluster Abell 3192 (A3192) that has been associated both with galaxies at z = 0.168 and with the X-ray luminous cluster RXC J0358.8-2955 (RXC J0358) at z = 0.425. Weak-lensing analysis of our Hubble Space Telescope snapshot observation with the Advanced Camera for Surveys detects two mass over-densities separated by {approx}2 arcmin, one adjacent to the optical position of A3192 (4.4{sigma} significance) and the other adjacent to the X-ray position of RXC J0358 (6.2{sigma} significance). These mass peaks coincide with peaks in the K-band luminosity density of galaxies with near-infrared colors consistent with the red sequence at z = 0.168 and z 0.425, respectively. Moreover, the Bayesian evidence of parameterized mass models that include two cluster/group-scale halos centered on the respective mass peaks exceeds that of single-halo models by a factor of {>=}10. The total projected mass of each galaxy system within 250 kpc of the respective peaks is M{sub WL}(z = 0.168) {approx_equal} 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 13} M{sub Sun} and M{sub WL}(z = 0.425) {approx_equal} 1.2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} M{sub Sun }, both with total mass-to-light ratios of M{sub WL}/L{sub K} {approx_equal} 20 M{sub Sun }/L{sub Sun }. The original Abell cluster therefore comprises two independent galaxy systems-a foreground group at z = 0.168 and RXC J0358 at z = 0.425. Our results demonstrate the power of combining X-ray, near-infrared, and weak-lensing observations to select massive clusters, place those clusters and interloper galaxy systems along the line of sight, and measure their masses. This combination will be invaluable to robust interpretation of future high-redshift cluster surveys, including eROSITA.

Hamilton-Morris, Victoria; Smith, Graham P.; Haines, C. P.; Sanderson, A. J. R. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Edge, A. C. [Institute of Computational Cosmology, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Egami, E. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Marshall, P. J. [Sub-department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Targett, T. A., E-mail: vhh@star.sr.bham.ac.uk, E-mail: gps@star.sr.bham.ac.uk [SUPA, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ (United Kingdom)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anchored Clathrate Waters Bind Antifreeze Proteins to Ice  

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The mechanism by which antifreeze proteins (AFPs) irreversibly bind to ice has not yet been resolved. The ice-binding site of an AFP is relatively hydrophobic, but also contains many potential hydrogen bond donors/acceptors. The extent to which hydrogen bonding and the hydrophobic effect contribute to ice binding has been debated for over 30 years. Here we have elucidated the ice-binding mechanism through solving the first crystal structure of an Antarctic bacterial AFP. This 34-kDa domain, the largest AFP structure determined to date, folds as a Ca{sup 2+}-bound parallel beta-helix with an extensive array of ice-like surface waters that are anchored via hydrogen bonds directly to the polypeptide backbone and adjacent side chains. These bound waters make an excellent three-dimensional match to both the primary prism and basal planes of ice and in effect provide an extensive X-ray crystallographic picture of the AFP{vert_ellipsis}ice interaction. This unobstructed view, free from crystal-packing artefacts, shows the contributions of both the hydrophobic effect and hydrogen bonding during AFP adsorption to ice. We term this mode of binding the 'anchored clathrate' mechanism of AFP action.

C Garnham; R Campbell; P Davies

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Acid Gas Capture Using CO2-Binding Organic Liquids  

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Current chemical CO2 scrubbing technology is primarily aqueous alkanolamine based. These systems rapidly bind CO2 (forming water-soluble carbamate and bicarbonate salts) however, the process has serious disadvantages. The concentration of monoethanolamine rarely exceeds 30 wt % due to the corrosive nature of the solution, and this reduces the maximum CO2 volumetric (?108 g/L) and gravimetric capacity (?7 wt%) of the CO2 scrubber. The ?30 wt % loading of ethanolamine also means that a large excess of water must be pumped and heated during CO2 capture and release, and this greatly increases the energy requirements especially considering the high specific heat of water (4 j/g-1K-1). Our approach is to switch to organic systems that chemically bind CO2 as liquid alkylcarbonate salts. Our CO2-binding organic liquids have higher CO2 solubility, lower specific heats, potential for less corrosion and lower binding energies for CO2 than aqueous systems. CO2BOLs also reversibly bind and release mixed sulfur oxides. Furthermore the CO2BOL system can be direct solvent replacements for any solvent based CO2 capture systems because they are commercially available reagents and because they are fluids they would not require extensive process re-engineering.

Heldebrant, David J.; Koech, Phillip K.; Rainbolt, James E.; Zheng, Feng

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of the neutral Higgs-boson in the Weinberg-Salam theory of the weak interactions  

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The thesis discusses the phenomenological aspects of the Higgs-boson H in the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam SU(2) circle X U(1) Standard Model of the weak interactions. The structures of familiar nonabelian gauge theories and the fermion mass matrix, including some of the latest analyses of the Kobayashi-Maskawa (K.M.) generalization of the Cabbibo and Glashow-IIiopoulons-Maiani (GIM) formulations of universal are reviewed. Some of the properties (coupling, mass, etc.) of the Higgs-boson including comments on some previous suggested reactions and decay modes for the Higgs-boson production in the Standard Model are presented. After the background is reviewed, there is discussion of the research done in the University of Pittsburgh, which includes: a new possible production mechanism for the neutral Higgs-boson in the Standard Model; an empirical lower bound for the mass of the Higgs boson by examining the K/sup +/-/..--> pi../sup +/-///sup +///sup -/ decays; and an investigation of the strong radiative correction to the Q..-->..qH vertex which is just a Sudakov form factor.

Yu, H.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BPA GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF BINDING ARBITRATION  

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BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION'S BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION'S GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF BINDING ARBITRATION FOR BPA CONTRACTS Introduction Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) encompasses a variety of methods that parties may use to resolve disputes without litigation. Arbitration is a private, less formal process in which parties agree to submit a dispute to one or more impartial arbitrators who then render a decision or award. In non-binding arbitration a party is not required to accept the arbitrator's decision. In contrast, a decision or award in binding arbitration is final and subject to only very limited rights of appeal. See Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (FAA). Both types of arbitration can provide benefits to BPA, its customers, and other stakeholders including the public, such as greater flexibility, limited discovery, a

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BPA GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF BINDING ARBITRATION  

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BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION'S BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION'S GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF BINDING ARBITRATION FOR BPA CONTRACTS Introduction Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) encompasses a variety of methods that parties may use to resolve disputes without litigation. Arbitration is a private, less formal process in which parties agree to submit a dispute to one or more impartial arbitrators who then render a decision or award. In non-binding arbitration a party is not required to accept the arbitrator's decision. In contrast, a decision or award in binding arbitration is final and subject to only very limited rights of appeal. See Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (FAA). Both types of arbitration can provide benefits to BPA, its customers, and other stakeholders including the public, such as greater flexibility, limited discovery, a

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Decreased angiotensin II binding affinity and binding capacity in the anterior pituitary gland of adult spontaneously hypertensive rats  

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Angiotensin II (ANG) binding sites were quantified in single pituitary glands from 4-week-old and 14-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and age-matched male normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) control rats after incubation with /sup 125/I-(Sar/sup 1/)-ANG, autoradiography with computerized densitometry, and comparison to /sup 125/I-standards. The maximum binding capacity (B/sub max/) decreased while the dissociation constant (K/sub d/) for ANG increased in 14-week-old SHR when compared to age-matched WKY control rats. Conversely, no difference between rat strains was found in 4-week-old animals. Our results suggest that pituitary ANG binding sites may play a role in the pathophysiology of established genetic hypertension.

Gutkind, J.S.; Castren, E.; Saavedra, J.M.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

The Q{sub weak} Experiment at Jefferson Lab--A Search for New Physics at the TeV Scale  

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The Q{sub weak} collaboration will make the first precision determination of the proton's weak charge, Q{sub W}{sup P} = 1-4 sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}, from a measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in elastic electron-proton scattering at very low momentum transfer. The results will determine the proton's weak charge with a 4% total error. The Standard Model makes a firm prediction of Q{sub W}{sup P}, based on the running of the weak mixing angle, sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w}, from the Z{sup 0} pole down to low energies, corresponding to a 10{sigma} effect in this experiment. Any significant deviation of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub w} from the Standard Model prediction at low Q{sup 2} would be a signal of new physics, wheras agreement would place new and significant constraints on possible Standard Model extensions at the TeV mass scale.

Pitt, Mark L. [Institute for Particle, Nuclear, and Astronomical Sciences and Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States)

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

362

Kinetics and Mechanism of Hydroxyapatite Crystal Dissolution inWeak Acid Buffers Using the Rotating Disk Method  

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The dissolution rates of synthetic hydroxyapatite pellets under sink conditions were measured using the rotating disk method. The experimental data were analyzed by means of a physical model that yielded an ionic activity product of KHAP=aOCa2+ a6 PO43- a2011. = 1 X 10-124.5+1.0 that was found to govern the dissolution reaction. Also, a surface resistance factor of k ' equal to about 174 sec/cm was deduced from the data. A physical model for describing the dissolution rate behavior of human dental enamel and of hydroxyapatite in weak acid buffers under sink conditions was introduced by Higuchi and his collaborators.1-3 The model assumed that a hydroxyapatite phase governs the driving force of the dissolution and that the dissolution was essentially diffusion controlled in a diffusion layer adjacent to the enamel surface. The mathematical development also included the consideration of simultaneous diffusion and equilibriums of all species in the system. This early model enjoyed notable success.1-3 It was able to generally account for the effects of buffer types (pKa), buffer concentration, pH, and common ions (calcium and phosphate). Furthermore, an extension of this model showed that the influence of solution fluoride on the dissolution rate may be explained by assuming that a surface exchange of OH- by F- occurs rapidly during dissolution.4 For several reasons, it has been apparent that a more critical study of this model would be necessary. First, the value of KHAP This investigation was supported by USPHS Service

Maw-sheng Wu; William Higuchi; Jeffrey L. Fox; Michael Friedman

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Methods of detection using a cellulose binding domain fusion product  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Shimshon, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (North Gallilea, IL); Goldstein, Marc A. (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy H. (Davis, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Scheduling and resource binding algorithm considering timing variation  

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The timing closure problem (e.g., meeting timing/ clock period constraint) is one of the most important problems in the design automation. However, the rapid increase of the impact of the process variation on circuit timing makes the problem much more ... Keywords: binding, high-level synthesis, scheduling, timing analysis, timing variation

Jongyoon Jung; Taewhan Kim

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

DNA-Binding Mechanism in Prokaryotic Partition Complex Formation  

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DNA-Binding Mechanism in DNA-Binding Mechanism in Prokaryotic Partition Complex Formation DNA-Binding Mechanism in Prokaryotic Partition Complex Formation Print Wednesday, 29 March 2006 00:00 The faithful inheritance of genetic information, essential for all organisms, requires accurate movement and positioning of replicated DNA to daughter cells during cell division. In cells without distinct nuclei (prokaryotes), this process, called partition or segregation, is mediated by par systems. The prototype system of prokaryotic partition is the Escherichia coli P1 plasmid par system, which consists of a centromere site (parS) on the plasmid DNA and two proteins, ParA and ParB. The initial formation of the so-called partition complex between ParB and the centromere is a critical step in partition. To understand the DNA-binding mechanism utilized by ParB, Schumacher and Funnell determined crystal structures of the C-terminal region of ParB, known as ParB(142-333), bound to centromere sites.

366

Workshop on gate valve pressure locking and thermal binding  

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The purpose of the Workshop on Gate Valve Pressure Locking and Thermal Binding was to discuss pressure locking and thermal binding issues that could lead to inoperable gate valves in both boiling water and pressurized water reactors. The goal was to foster exchange of information to develop the technical bases to understand the phenomena, identify the components that are susceptible, discuss actual events, discuss the safety significance, and illustrate known corrective actions that can prevent or limit the occurrence of pressure locking or thermal binding. The presentations were structured to cover U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff evaluation of operating experience and planned regulatory activity; industry discussions of specific events, including foreign experience, and efforts to determine causes and alleviate the affects; and valve vendor experience and recommended corrective action. The discussions indicated that identifying valves susceptible to pressure locking and thermal binding was a complex process involving knowledge of components, systems, and plant operations. The corrective action options are varied and straightforward.

Brown, E.J.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Inhibition Of Call-Cell Binding By Kipid Assemblies  

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This invention relates generally to the field of therapeutic compounds designed to interfere between the binding of ligands and their receptors on cell surface. More specifically, it provides products and methods for inhibiting cell migration and activation using lipid assemblies with surface recognition elements that are specific for the receptors involved in cell migration and activation.

Nagy, Jon O. (Rodeo, CA), Bargatze, Robert F. (Bozeman, MT)

2003-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

368

Automatic Generation of Tcl Bindings for C and C++ Libraries  

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Automatic Generation of Tcl Bindings for C and C++ Libraries Wolfgang Heidrich Computer Graphics@informatik.uni-erlangen.de Abstract In the past few years Tcl has found widespread in- terest as a extensible scripting language. Numerous Tcl interfaces for a variety of C libraries have been created. While most of these language

Heidrich, Wolfgang

369

Automatic Generation of Tcl Bindings for C and C++ Libraries  

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In the past few years Tcl has found widespread interest as a extensible scripting language. Numerous Tcl interfaces for a variety of C libraries have been created. While most of these language bindings have been created by hand, others have made use of dedicated code generators designed for the specific library. In this paper we present a tool for the automatic generation of Tcl language bindings for arbitrary C libraries. Moreover, the mapping of C++ class hierarchies to [incr Tcl] classes will be described. 1 Introduction 1.1 Prior Work One of the reasons for the recent success of Tcl is its powerful API to C and C++, which allows the extension of the core language with commands implemented as C functions. This facility has been used to create a variety of language bindings for C libraries, ranging from different 3D graphics libraries (iris gl, OpenGL, vogle, sipp) to several X widget sets, for example Wafe and tclMotif. While most of this work has been done manually, other bind...

Wolfgang Heidrich; Philipp Slusallek

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Inhibition of cell-cell binding by lipid assemblies  

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This invention relates generally to the field of therapeutic compounds designed to interfere between the binding of ligands and their receptors on cell surface. More specifically, it provides products and methods for inhibiting cell migration and activation using lipid assemblies with surface recognition elements that are specific for the receptors involved in cell migration and activation.

Nagy, Jon O. (Rodeo, CA); Bargatze, Robert F. (Bozeman, MT)

2001-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

371

AAAS Office of Opportunities in Science The Double Bind  

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of scientists regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Conserving of their time and energies, they tackled. Science careers in the context of gender and race or ethnic bias have been a major part of our lives of biases related to both their race or ethnicity and gender, constituting a double bind. Programs

Ortiz, Christine

372

A Unitary Anesthetic Binding Site at High Resolution  

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Propofol is the most widely used injectable general anesthetic. Its targets include ligand-gated ion channels such as the GABA{sub A} receptor, but such receptor-channel complexes remain challenging to study at atomic resolution. Until structural biology methods advance to the point of being able to deal with systems such as the GABA{sub A} receptor, it will be necessary to use more tractable surrogates to probe the molecular details of anesthetic recognition. We have previously shown that recognition of inhalational general anesthetics by the model protein apoferritin closely mirrors recognition by more complex and clinically relevant protein targets; here we show that apoferritin also binds propofol and related GABAergic anesthetics, and that the same binding site mediates recognition of both inhalational and injectable anesthetics. Apoferritin binding affinities for a series of propofol analogs were found to be strongly correlated with the ability to potentiate GABA responses at GABA{sub A} receptors, validating this model system for injectable anesthetics. High resolution x-ray crystal structures reveal that, despite the presence of hydrogen bond donors and acceptors, anesthetic recognition is mediated largely by van der Waals forces and the hydrophobic effect. Molecular dynamics simulations indicate that the ligands undergo considerable fluctuations about their equilibrium positions. Finally, apoferritin displays both structural and dynamic responses to anesthetic binding, which may mimic changes elicited by anesthetics in physiologic targets like ion channels.

Vedula, L. Sangeetha; Brannigan, Grace; Economou, Nicoleta J.; Xi, Jin; Hall, Michael A.; Liu, Renyu; Rossi, Matthew J.; Dailey, William P.; Grasty, Kimberly C.; Klein, Michael L.; Eckenhoff, Roderic G.; Loll, Patrick J.; (Drexel-MED); (UPENN)

2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

373

A Unitary Anesthetic Binding Site at High Resolution  

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Propofol is the most widely used injectable general anesthetic. Its targets include ligand-gated ion channels such as the GABA{sub A} receptor, but such receptor-channel complexes remain challenging to study at atomic resolution. Until structural biology methods advance to the point of being able to deal with systems such as the GABA{sub A} receptor, it will be necessary to use more tractable surrogates to probe the molecular details of anesthetic recognition. We have previously shown that recognition of inhalational general anesthetics by the model protein apoferritin closely mirrors recognition by more complex and clinically relevant protein targets; here we show that apoferritin also binds propofol and related GABAergic anesthetics, and that the same binding site mediates recognition of both inhalational and injectable anesthetics. Apoferritin binding affinities for a series of propofol analogs were found to be strongly correlated with the ability to potentiate GABA responses at GABA{sub A} receptors, validating this model system for injectable anesthetics. High resolution x-ray crystal structures reveal that, despite the presence of hydrogen bond donors and acceptors, anesthetic recognition is mediated largely by van der Waals forces and the hydrophobic effect. Molecular dynamics simulations indicate that the ligands undergo considerable fluctuations about their equilibrium positions. Finally, apoferritin displays both structural and dynamic responses to anesthetic binding, which may mimic changes elicited by anesthetics in physiologic targets like ion channels.

L Vedula; G Brannigan; N Economou; J Xi; M Hall; R Liu; M Rossi; W Dailey; K Grasty; et. al.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

374

Methods of use of cellulose binding domain proteins  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 16 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.A.; Doi, R.H.

1997-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

375

Methods of detection using a cellulose binding domain fusion product  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 34 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.A.; Doi, R.H.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

376

PHYS 551 Lecture #27 Title: TightBinding  

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PHYS 551 Lecture #27 Title: Tight­Binding Now that we have shown that /( ~ k; ~r) = \\Gamma P ~ R e i ~ k \\Delta ~ R OE A (~r \\Gamma ~ R) satisfies the Bloch condition, all that remains is to grind the calculation explicitly. First, the wave­function /( ~ k; ~r) must be normalized. Thus Z / \\Lambda / dV = 1 = j

Winokur, Michael

377

Methods of use of cellulose binding domain proteins  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc A. (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy H. (Davis, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

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

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U-183: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability | Department of  

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3: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability 3: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability U-183: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability June 5, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability has been reported in ISC BIND, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information or cause a DoS (Denial of Service). PLATFORM: Version(s): ISC BIND 9.2.x ISC BIND 9.3.x ISC BIND 9.4.x ISC BIND 9.5.x ISC BIND 9.6.x ISC BIND 9.7.x ISC BIND 9.8.x ISC BIND 9.9.x ABSTRACT: This problem was uncovered while testing with experimental DNS record types. It is possible to add records to BIND with null (zero length) rdata fields. Reference List: Secunia Advisory 49338 CVE-2012-1667 Original Advisory IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: Recursive servers may crash or disclose some portion of memory to the

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Scalar and Spinor Particles with Low Binding Energy in the Strong Stationary Magnetic Field Studied by Means of Two-and Three-Dimensional Models  

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On the basis of analytic solutions of Schrodinger and Pauli equations for a uniform magnetic field and a single attractive $\\delta({\\bf r})$-potential the equations for the bound one-active electron states are discussed. It is vary important that ground electron states in the magnetic field essentially different from the analog state of spin-0 particles that binding energy has been intensively studied at more then forty years ago. We show that binding energy equations for spin-1/2 particles can be obtained without using of a well-known language of boundary conditions in the model of $\\delta$-potential that has been developed in pioneering works. Obtained equations are used for the analytically calculation of the energy level displacements, which demonstrate nonlinear dependencies on field intensities. It is shown that in a case of the weak intensity a magnetic field indeed plays a stabilizing role in considering systems. However the strong magnetic field shows the opposite action. We are expected that these properties can be of importance for real quantum mechanical fermionic systems in two- and three-dimensional cases.

V. N. Rodionov

2007-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Nuclear deformation effect on the binding energies in heavy ions  

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Nuclear deformation effects on the binding energies in heavy ions are investigated. Approximate formulas for the nuclear-size correction and the isotope shift for deformed nuclei are derived. Combined with direct numerical evaluations, these formulas are employed to reanalyse experimental data on the nuclear-charge-distribution parameters in $^{238}\\textrm{U}$ and to revise the nuclear-size corrections to the binding energies in H- and Li-like $^{238}\\textrm{U}$. As a result, the theoretical uncertainties for the ground-state Lamb shift in $^{238}\\textrm{U}^{91+}$ and for the $2p_{1/2}-2s$ transition energy in $^{238}\\textrm{U}^{89+}$ are significantly reduced. The isotope shift of the $2p_{j}-2s$ transition energies for $^{142}\\textrm{Nd}^{57+}$ and $^{150}\\textrm{Nd}^{57+}$ is also evaluated including nuclear size and nuclear recoil effects within a full QED treatment.

Kozhedub, Y S; Shabaev, V M; Tupitsyn, I I; Brandau, C; Kozhuharov, C; Plunien, G; Stöhlker, T

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Nuclear binding energies from a BPS Skyrme model  

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Recently, within the space of generalized Skyrme models, a BPS submodel was identified which reproduces some bulk properties of nuclear matter already on a classical level and, as such, constitutes a promising field theory candidate for the detailed and reliable description of nuclei and hadrons. Here we extend and further develop these investigations by applying the model to the calculation of nuclear binding energies. Concretely, we calculate these binding energies by including the classical soliton energies, the excitation energies from the collective coordinate quantization of spin and isospin, the electrostatic Coulomb energies and a small explicit isospin symmetry breaking, which accounts for the mass difference between proton and neutron. The integrability properties of the BPS Skyrme model allow, in fact, for an analytical calculation of all contributions, which may then be compared with the semi-empirical mass formula. We find that for heavier nuclei, where the model is expected to be more accurate o...

Adam, C; Sanchez-Guillen, J; Wereszczynski, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Reversible Acid Gas Capture Using CO2-Binding Organic Liquids  

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Acid gas scrubbing technology is predominantly aqueous alkanolamine based. Of the acid gases, CO2, H2S and SO2 have been shown to be reversible, however there are serious disadvantages with corrosion and high regeneration costs. The primary scrubbing system composed of monoethanolamine is limited to 30% by weight because of the highly corrosive solution. This gravimetric limitation limits the CO2 volumetric (?108 g/L) and gravimetric capacity (?7 wt%) of the system. Furthermore the scrubbing system has a large energy penalty from pumping and heating the excess water required to dissolve the MEA bicarbonate salt. Considering the high specific heat of water (4 j/g-1K-1), low capacities and the high corrosion we set out to design a fully organic solvent that can chemically bind all acid gases i.e. CO2 as reversible alkylcarbonate ionic liquids or analogues thereof. Having a liquid acid gas carrier improves process economics because there is no need for excess solvent to pump and to heat. We have demonstrated illustrated in Figure 1, that CO2-binding organic liquids (CO2BOLs) have a high CO2 solubility paired with a much lower specific heat (<1.5 J/g-1K-1) than aqueous systems. CO2BOLs are a subsection of a larger class of materials known as Binding Organic Liquids (BOLs). Our BOLs have been shown to reversibly bind and release COS, CS2, and SO2, which we denote COSBOLS, CS2BOLs and SO2BOLs. Our BOLs are highly tunable and can be designed for post or pre-combustion gas capture. The design and testing of the next generation zwitterionic CO2BOLs and SO2BOLs are presented.

Heldebrant, David J.; Koech, Phillip K.; Yonker, Clement R.; Rainbolt, James E.; Zheng, Feng

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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T-617: BIND RPZ Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service | Department  

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7: BIND RPZ Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service 7: BIND RPZ Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service T-617: BIND RPZ Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service May 6, 2011 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability has been reported in BIND, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). PLATFORM: ISC BIND version 9.8.0. ABSTRACT: When a name server is configured with a response policy zone (RPZ), queries for type RRSIG can trigger a server crash. REFERENCE LINKS: ISC Advisory: CVE-2011-1907 Secunia Advisory: SA44416 Vulnerability Report: ISC BIND CVE-2011-1907 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1025503 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: This advisory only affects BIND users who are using the RPZ feature configured for RRset replacement. BIND 9.8.0 introduced Response Policy Zones (RPZ), a mechanism for modifying DNS responses returned by a

385

A hypothesis driven approach to condition specific transcription factor binding site characterization in S.c.  

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We demonstrate a computational process by which transcription factor binding sites can be elucidated using genome-wide expression and binding profiles. The profiles direct us to the intergenic locations likely to contain the promoter regions for a given ...

Rhonda Harrison; Charles DeLisi

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

High-resolution DNA-binding specificity analysis of yeast transcription factors  

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Transcription factors (TFs) regulate the expression of genes through sequence-specific interactions with DNA-binding sites. However, despite recent progress in identifying in vivo TF binding sites by microarray readout of ...

Zhu, Cong

387

V-058: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse...  

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8: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code V-058: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote...

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U-221: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service...  

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Off-by-one Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service U-260: ISC BIND RDATA Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service U-183: ISC BIND DNS Resource Records Handling Vulnerability...

389

Transferable tight-binding parameters: An application to Ni and Ni-Al alloys  

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Two approaches for obtaining tight-binding parameters for metallic alloys are compared and contrasted with special regard for the application to large scale simulations such as may occur in tight-binding molecular dynamics studies.

Sluiter, M.H.F.; Singh, P.P.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

V-172: ISC BIND RUNTIME_CHECK Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service...  

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Addthis Related Articles U-038: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c U-039: ISC Update: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c T-662:...

391

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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Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Carbon Dioxide Binding to Two Stereoisomers  

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Binding to Stereoisomers of a Cobalt(I) Macrocycle Binding to Stereoisomers of a Cobalt(I) Macrocycle Carol Creutz, Harold A. Schwarz, James F. Wishart, Etsuko Fujita and Norman Sutin J. Am. Chem. Soc. 113, 3361-3371 (1991) Abstract: The thermodynamics and kinetics of binding of CO2, CO, and H+ to N-racemic and N-meso stereoisomers of the cobalt(I) macrocycle CoL+ (L=5,7,7,12,14,14-hexamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradeca-4,11-diene) have been determined in aqueous media with use of the pulse radiolysis technique and transient ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. N-rac or N-meso-CoL+ was produced by the hydrated electron reduction of N-rac or N-meso-CoL2+, with tert-butyl alcohol generally added to scavenge hydroxyl radicals. Reactions of both N-rac- and N-meso CoL+ are readily followed by the disappearance of intense ([epsilon] 1 x 104 M-1 cm-1) absorption bands

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Stereoselective Binding of Ruthenium Complexes to Cytochrome c  

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Site-Dependent Stereoselective Binding of Ruthenium Aquobipyridine Site-Dependent Stereoselective Binding of Ruthenium Aquobipyridine Complexes to Histidine Side Chains in Horse Heart Cytochrome c Jian Luo, James F. Wishart, and Stephan S. Isied J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120, 12970-12971 (1998) [Find paper at ACS Publications] Abstract: Stereoselective covalent binding of the ruthenium complexes cis-[Ru(bpy)2(H2O)2]2+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) and cis-[Ru(dmbpy)2(H2O)2]2+ (dmbpy = 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine) to the surface His 33 residue and the more buried His 26 residues of Horse heart cytochrome c (Hh cyt c) to form large enantiomeric excess of D-[Ru(dmbpy)2(H2O)]-His 26-cyt c (38%), but little or no excess of D-[Ru(bpy)2(H2O)]-His 26-cyt c (6%). At the surface exposed His 33 site, equal entiomeric excess of L-[Ru(dmbpy)2(H2O)]-His 33-cyt c and L-[Ru(bpy)2(H2O)]-His 33-cyt c (34%)

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Angiotensin receptor binding and pressor effects in cat subretrofacial nucleus  

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Central administration of angiotensin II (ANG II) increases arterial blood pressure via increased sympathetic activity. The authors have examined the possibility that one site of action of ANG II is the subretrofacial (SRF) nucleus in the rostral ventrolateral medulla, since this nucleus is known to play a critical role in the tonic and phasic control of arterial pressure. In vitro autoradiography, employing {sup 125}I-labeled (Sar{sup 1}, Ile{sup 8})ANG II as radioligand, was used to localize binding sites for ANG-II in the cat ventrolateral medulla. A high density of ANG II-receptor binding sites was found confined to the SRF nucleus. In a second group of experiments in anesthetized cats, microinjections of ANG II, in doses ranging from 10 to 50 pmol, were made into histologically identified sites within and outside the SRF nucleus. Microinjections into the nucleus resulted in a dose-dependent increase in arterial pressure, which was abolished by systemic administration of the ganglion-blocking drug hexamethonium bromide. In contrast, microinjections just outside the SRF nucleus had no effect on arterial pressure. It is concluded that activation of ANG II-receptor binding sites within the SRF nucleus leads to an increase in arterial pressure via increased sympathetic efferent activity.

Allen, A.M.; Dampney, R.A.L.; Mendelsohn, F.A.O. (Univ. of Melbourne (Australia) Univ. of Sydney (Australia))

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase-only shaped laser pulses in optimal control theory: Application to indirect photofragmentation dynamics in the weak-field limit  

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We implement phase-only shaped laser pulses within quantum optimal control theory for laser-molecule interaction. This approach is applied to the indirect photofragmentation dynamics of NaI in the weak-field limit. It is shown that optimized phase-modulated pulses with a fixed frequency distribution can substantially modify transient dissociation probabilities as well as the momentum distribution associated with the relative motion of Na and I.

Shu, Chuan-Cun; Henriksen, Niels E. [Department of Chemistry, Building 207, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800, Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

2012-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Efficient Evaluation of Binding Free Energy Using Continuum Electrostatics Danzhi Huang and Amedeo Caflisch*  

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Efficient Evaluation of Binding Free Energy Using Continuum Electrostatics Solvation Danzhi Huang of the absolute free energy of binding. A predictive accuracy of about 1.0 kcal/mol is obtained for 13 and 29 into proteins of known structure require fast and accurate methods for the evaluation of binding free energies.1

Caflisch, Amedeo

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Theory of Free Energy and Entropy in Noncovalent Binding Huan-Xiang Zhou*,  

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Theory of Free Energy and Entropy in Noncovalent Binding Huan-Xiang Zhou*, and Michael K. Gilson, Rockville, Maryland 20850 Received December 23, 2008 Contents 1. Introduction 4092 2. Free Energy, Partition.4. Solvation and a Temperature-Dependent Energy Function 4096 3. Binding Free Energy and Binding Constant 4096

Weston, Ken

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Prediction of SAMPL3 host-guest affinities with the binding energy distribution analysis method (BEDAM)  

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Prediction of SAMPL3 host-guest affinities with the binding energy distribution analysis method are described to predict the free energies of binding of a series of anaesthetic drugs to a recently. The correlation coefficient between computed and measured binding free energies is 70% with high statistical

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Computational Investigation of Glycosylation Effects on a Family 1 Carbohydrate-Binding Module  

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Carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs) are ubiquitous components of glycoside hydrolases, which degrade polysaccharides in nature. CBMs target specific polysaccharides, and CBM binding affinity to cellulose is known to be proportional to cellulase activity, such that increasing binding affinity is an important component of performance improvement. To ascertain the impact of protein and glycan engineering on CBM binding, we use molecular simulation to quantify cellulose binding of a natively glycosylated Family 1 CBM. To validate our approach, we first examine aromatic-carbohydrate interactions on binding, and our predictions are consistent with previous experiments, showing that a tyrosine to tryptophan mutation yields a 2-fold improvement in binding affinity. We then demonstrate that enhanced binding of 3-6-fold over a nonglycosylated CBM is achieved by the addition of a single, native mannose or a mannose dimer, respectively, which has not been considered previously. Furthermore, we show that the addition of a single, artificial glycan on the anterior of the CBM, with the native, posterior glycans also present, can have a dramatic impact on binding affinity in our model, increasing it up to 140-fold relative to the nonglycosylated CBM. These results suggest new directions in protein engineering, in that modifying glycosylation patterns via heterologous expression, manipulation of culture conditions, or introduction of artificial glycosylation sites, can alter CBM binding affinity to carbohydrates and may thus be a general strategy to enhance cellulase performance. Our results also suggest that CBM binding studies should consider the effects of glycosylation on binding and function.

Taylor, C. B.; Talib, M. F.; McCabe, C.; Bu, L.; Adney, W. S.; Himmel, M. E.; Crowley, M. F.; Beckham, G. T.

2012-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversibly Bound Chloride in the Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Receptor Hormone Binding Domain: Possible Allosteric Regulation and a Conserved Structural Motif for the Chloride-binding Site  

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The binding of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) to its receptor requires chloride, and it is chloride concentration dependent. The extracellular domain (ECD) of the ANP receptor (ANPR) contains a chloride near the ANP-binding site, suggesting a possible regulatory role. The bound chloride, however, is completely buried in the polypeptide fold, and its functional role has remained unclear. Here, we have confirmed that chloride is necessary for ANP binding to the recombinant ECD or the full-length ANPR expressed in CHO cells. ECD without chloride (ECD(-)) did not bind ANP. Its binding activity was fully restored by bromide or chloride addition. A new X-ray structure of the bromide-bound ECD is essentially identical to that of the chloride-bound ECD. Furthermore, bromide atoms are localized at the same positions as chloride atoms both in the apo and in the ANP-bound structures, indicating exchangeable and reversible halide binding. Far-UV CD and thermal unfolding data show that ECD(-) largely retains the native structure. Sedimentation equilibrium in the absence of chloride shows that ECD(-) forms a strongly associated dimer, possibly preventing the structural rearrangement of the two monomers that is necessary for ANP binding. The primary and tertiary structures of the chloride-binding site in ANPR are highly conserved among receptor-guanylate cyclases and metabotropic glutamate receptors. The chloride-dependent ANP binding, reversible chloride binding, and the highly conserved chloride-binding site motif suggest a regulatory role for the receptor bound chloride. Chloride-dependent regulation of ANPR may operate in the kidney, modulating ANP-induced natriuresis.

Ogawa, H.; Qiu, Y; Philo, J; Arakawa, T; Ogata, C; Misono, K

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U-039: ISC Update: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in  

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9: ISC Update: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error 9: ISC Update: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c U-039: ISC Update: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c November 16, 2011 - 2:30pm Addthis PROBLEM: ISC Update: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c. PLATFORM: Versions of BIND, 9.4-ESV, 9.6-ESV, 9.7.x, 9.8.x ABSTRACT: A remote server can cause the target connected client to crash. Organizations across the Internet are reporting crashes interrupting service on BIND 9 nameservers performing recursive queries. Affected servers crash after logging an error in query.c with the following message: "INSIST(! dns_rdataset_isassociated(sigrdataset))" Multiple versions are reported as being affected, including all currently supported release versions of ISC BIND 9. ISC is actively investigating the root cause and

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U-038: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c |  

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8: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c 8: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c U-038: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c November 16, 2011 - 8:37am Addthis PROBLEM: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c. PLATFORM: Multiple version of BIND 9. Specific versions under investigation ABSTRACT: A remote server can cause the target connected client to crash. Organizations across the Internet are reporting crashes interrupting service on BIND 9 nameservers performing recursive queries. Affected servers crash after logging an error in query.c with the following message: "INSIST(! dns_rdataset_isassociated(sigrdataset))" Multiple versions are reported as being affected, including all currently supported release versions of ISC BIND 9. ISC is actively investigating the root cause and

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V-204: A specially crafted query can cause BIND to terminate abnormally |  

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V-204: A specially crafted query can cause BIND to terminate V-204: A specially crafted query can cause BIND to terminate abnormally V-204: A specially crafted query can cause BIND to terminate abnormally July 27, 2013 - 4:35am Addthis PROBLEM: A specially crafted query that includes malformed rdata can cause named to terminate with an assertion failure while rejecting the malformed query. PLATFORM: BIND 9.7 ABSTRACT: A specially crafted query sent to a BIND nameserver can cause it to crash (terminate abnormally). REFERENCE LINKS: ISC Knowledge Base CVE-2013-4854 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High DISCUSSION: BIND is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. Authoritative and recursive servers are equally vulnerable. Intentional exploitation of this condition can cause a denial of service in all nameservers running affected versions of BIND 9. Access Control Lists do

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Tight-binding model for hydrogen-silicon interactions  

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We have developed an empirical tight-binding model for use in molecular-dynamics simulations to study hydrogen-silicon systems. The hydrogen-silicon interaction is constructed to reproduce the electronic energy levels and vibration frequencies of silane (SiH{sub 4}). Further use of the model in the studies of disilane (Si{sub 2}H{sub 6}) and of hydrogen on the Si(111) surface also yields results in good agreement with first-principles calculations and experiments.

Min, B.J.; Lee, Y.H.; Wang, C.Z.; Chan, C.T.; Ho, K.M. (Microelectronics Research Center, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States) Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States))

1992-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYS 551 Lecture #27 Title: Tight-Binding  

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PHYS 551 Lecture #27 Title: Tight-Binding Now that we have shown that (~k;~r) = P ~R ei~k~RA(~r ~R-function (~k;~r) must be normalized. Thus Z dV = 1 = j j2 X R X R0 ei~k~R ~R0 Z A(~r ~R0)A(~r ~R)dV Now for each ~R0, the sum over ~R must be the same since the crystal has the same distribution of neighbors

Winokur, Michael

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Crystal Structure of the Chromodomain Helicase DNA-binding Protein 1 (Chd1) DNA-binding Domain in Complex with DNA  

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Chromatin remodelers are ATP-dependent machines that dynamically alter the chromatin packaging of eukaryotic genomes by assembling, sliding, and displacing nucleosomes. The Chd1 chromatin remodeler possesses a C-terminal DNA-binding domain that is required for efficient nucleosome sliding and believed to be essential for sensing the length of DNA flanking the nucleosome core. The structure of the Chd1 DNA-binding domain was recently shown to consist of a SANT and SLIDE domain, analogous to the DNA-binding domain of the ISWI family, yet the details of how Chd1 recognized DNA were not known. Here we present the crystal structure of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Chd1 DNA-binding domain in complex with a DNA duplex. The bound DNA duplex is straight, consistent with the preference exhibited by the Chd1 DNA-binding domain for extranucleosomal DNA. Comparison of this structure with the recently solved ISW1a DNA-binding domain bound to DNA reveals that DNA lays across each protein at a distinct angle, yet contacts similar surfaces on the SANT and SLIDE domains. In contrast to the minor groove binding seen for Isw1 and predicted for Chd1, the SLIDE domain of the Chd1 DNA-binding domain contacts the DNA major groove. The majority of direct contacts with the phosphate backbone occur only on one DNA strand, suggesting that Chd1 may not strongly discriminate between major and minor grooves.

Sharma A.; Heroux A.; Jenkins K. R.; Bowman G. D.

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic Nuclear Energy Density Functionals: adjusting parameters to binding energies  

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We study a particular class of relativistic nuclear energy density functionals in which only nucleon degrees of freedom are explicitly used in the construction of effective interaction terms. Short-distance (high-momentum) correlations, as well as intermediate and long-range dynamics, are encoded in the medium (nucleon density) dependence of the strength functionals of an effective interaction Lagrangian. Guided by the density dependence of microscopic nucleon self-energies in nuclear matter, a phenomenological ansatz for the density-dependent coupling functionals is accurately determined in self-consistent mean-field calculations of binding energies of a large set of axially deformed nuclei. The relationship between the nuclear matter volume, surface and symmetry energies, and the corresponding predictions for nuclear masses is analyzed in detail. The resulting best-fit parametrization of the nuclear energy density functional is further tested in calculations of properties of spherical and deformed medium-heavy and heavy nuclei, including binding energies, charge radii, deformation parameters, neutron skin thickness, and excitation energies of giant multipole resonances.

T. Niksic; D. Vretenar; P. Ring

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining How Botulinum Toxin Binds to the Synaptotagmin Receptor and  

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Defining How Botulinum Toxin Binds to Defining How Botulinum Toxin Binds to the Synaptotagmin Receptor and Creating Improved Therapeutics to Block Toxicity Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), the most potent toxin known, induces a potentially fatal paralytic condition known as "botulism". Botulism can occur when toxin-producing bacteria infect wounds (wound botulism) or the intestinal tract (infant/intestinal botulism), or following the ingestion of contaminated food in which toxin has been produced (food-borne botulism). In the USA, infant botulism represents the most common manifestation of the disease, where its prevalence has led to speculation of a link to sudden infant death syndrome. BoNTs are subdivided into seven distinct serotypes (types A through G), and an increasingly large number of subtypes continue to be identified within each serotype, highlighting the need to produce broad-spectrum therapeutics. BoNT variants are an important biochemical set of tools for understanding nerve function, and important therapeutic agents in current clinical use to provide relief to patients with a wide spectrum of neurological disorders.

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Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide binds to the natriuretic peptide clearance receptor  

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Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide (DNP) is a newly-described natriuretic peptide which lowers blood pressure via vasodilation. The natriuretic peptide clearance receptor (NPR-C) removes natriuretic peptides from the circulation, but whether DNP interacts with human NPR-C directly is unknown. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that DNP binds to NPR-C. ANP, BNP, CNP, and the NPR-C ligands AP-811 and cANP(4-23) displaced [{sup 125}I]-ANP from NPR-C with pM-to-nM K {sub i} values. DNP displaced [{sup 125}I]-ANP from NPR-C with nM potency, which represents the first direct demonstration of binding of DNP to human NPR-C. DNP showed high pM affinity for the GC-A receptor and no affinity for GC-B (K {sub i} > 1000 nM). DNP was nearly 10-fold more potent than ANP at stimulating cGMP production in GC-A expressing cells. Blockade of NPR-C might represent a novel therapeutic approach in augmenting the known beneficial actions of DNP in cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and heart failure.

Johns, Douglas G. [Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Department, Cardiovascular and Urogenital Center for Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States)]. E-mail: Douglas.G.Johns@gsk.com; Ao, Zhaohui [Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Department, Cardiovascular and Urogenital Center for Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Heidrich, Bradley J. [Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Department, Cardiovascular and Urogenital Center for Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Hunsberger, Gerald E. [Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases Center for Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Graham, Taylor [Gene Expression and Protein Biochemistry, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Payne, Lisa [Gene Expression and Protein Biochemistry, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Elshourbagy, Nabil [Gene Expression and Protein Biochemistry, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Lu, Quinn [Gene Expression and Protein Biochemistry, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Aiyar, Nambi [Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Department, Cardiovascular and Urogenital Center for Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States); Douglas, Stephen A. [Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Department, Cardiovascular and Urogenital Center for Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (United States)

2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Low energy weak interactions and decays. [Partial summary of presentations at XXth International Conf. on High Energy Physics, Madison, Wisc. , July 17-23, 1980  

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Results presented during sessions B5 to 7 at the XXth International Conference on High Energy Physics (University of Wisconsin, Madison, July 17 to 23, 1980) are discussed. Essentially all the material presented is summarized. The sessions covered various aspects of low-energy weak interactions. The following topics are addressed: CP-invariance violation, high-statistics study of ..lambda.. beta decay, parity violation in proton-nucleus scattering at 6 GeV/c, new results on the tau, charm particle decays (direct lifetime determinations, semileptonic branching ratios, comparison of semileptonic rate with theoretical expectations, further study of charm meson decays, F decays), and neutrino oscillations. 6 figures, 9 tables. (RWR)

Trilling, G.H.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure, Function, and Evolution of Biogenic Amine-binding Proteins in Soft Ticks  

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Two highly abundant lipocalins, monomine and monotonin, have been isolated from the salivary gland of the soft tick Argas monolakensis and shown to bind histamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), respectively. The crystal structures of monomine and a paralog of monotonin were determined in the presence of ligands to compare the determinants of ligand binding. Both the structures and binding measurements indicate that the proteins have a single binding site rather than the two sites previously described for the female-specific histamine-binding protein (FS-HBP), the histamine-binding lipocalin of the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. The binding sites of monomine and monotonin are similar to the lower, low affinity site of FS-HBP. The interaction of the protein with the aliphatic amine group of the ligand is very similar for the all of the proteins, whereas specificity is determined by interactions with the aromatic portion of the ligand. Interestingly, protein interaction with the imidazole ring of histamine differs significantly between the low affinity binding site of FS-HBP and monomine, suggesting that histamine binding has evolved independently in the two lineages. From the conserved features of these proteins, a tick lipocalin biogenic amine-binding motif could be derived that was used to predict biogenic amine-binding function in other tick lipocalins. Heterologous expression of genes from salivary gland libraries led to the discovery of biogenic amine-binding proteins in soft (Ornithodoros) and hard (Ixodes) tick genera. The data generated were used to reconstruct the most probable evolutionary pathway for the evolution of biogenic amine-binding in tick lipocalins.

Mans, Ben J.; Ribeiro, Jose M.C.; Andersen, John F. (NIH)

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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In Vitro Evolution of a Peptide with a Hematite Binding Motif That May Constitute a Natural Metal-Oxide Binding Archetype  

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Phage-display technology was used to evolve peptides that selectively bind to the metal-oxide hematite (Fe2O3) from a library of approximately 3 billion different polypeptides. The sequences of these peptides contained the highly conserved amino acid motif, Ser/Thr-hydrophobic/aromatic-Ser/Thr-Pro-Ser/Thr. To better understand the nature of the peptide?metal oxide binding demonstrated by these experiments, molecular dynamics simulations were carried out for Ser-Pro-Ser at a hematite surface. These simulations show that hydrogen bonding occurs between the two serine amino acids and the hydroxylated hematite surface and that the presence of proline between the hydroxide residues restricts the peptide flexibility, thereby inducing a structural-binding motif. A search of published sequence data revealed that the binding motif (Ser/Thr-Pro-Ser/Thr) is adjacent to the terminal heme-binding domain of both OmcA and MtrC, which are outer membrane cytochromes from the metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. The entire five amino acid consensus sequence (Ser/Thr-hydrophobic/aromatic-Ser/Thr-Pro-Ser/Thr) was also found as multiple copies in the primary sequences of metal-oxide binding proteins Sil1 and Sil2 from Thalassiosira pseudonana. We suggest that this motif constitutes a natural metal-oxide binding archetype that could be exploited in enzyme-based biofuel cell design and approaches to synthesize tailored metal-oxide nanostructures.

Lower, Brian H.; Lins, Roberto D.; Oestreicher, Zachery W.; Straatsma, TP; Hochella Jr., Michael F.; Shi, Liang; Lower, Steven

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A prototype for model-based on board diagnosis of automotive systems  

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Within the European ‘Vehicle Model Based Diagnosis’ (VMBD) project, demonstrator vehicles with built&dash;in faults provided a serious challenge to model&dash;based diagnosis techniques and a real&dash;life test&dash;bed for their evaluation. ... Keywords: Model&dash;based diagnosis, qualitative reasoning, real&dash;world applications

Martin Sachenbacher; Peter Struss; Claes M. Carlén

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the nuclear interaction. Potential, binding energy and fusion reaction  

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The nuclear interaction is responsible for keeping neutrons and protons joined in an atomic nucleus. Phenomenological nuclear potentials, fitted to experimental data, allow one to know about the nuclear behaviour with more or less success where quantum mechanics is hard to be used. A nuclear potential is suggested and an expression for the potential energy of two nuclear entities, either nuclei or nucleons, is developed. In order to estimate parameters in this expression, some nucleon additions to nuclei are considered and a model is suggested as a guide of the addition process. Coulomb barrier and energy for the addition of a proton to each one of several nuclei are estimated by taking into account both the nuclear and electrostatic components of energy. Studies on the binding energies of several nuclei and on the fusion reaction of two nuclei are carried out.

I. Casinos

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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On the nuclear interaction. Potential, binding energy and fusion reaction  

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The nuclear interaction is responsible for keeping neutrons and protons joined in an atomic nucleus. Phenomenological nuclear potentials, fitted to experimental data, allow one to know about the nuclear behaviour with more or less success where quantum mechanics is hard to be used. A nuclear potential is suggested and an expression for the potential energy of two nuclear entities, either nuclei or nucleons, is developed. In order to estimate parameters in this expression, some nucleon additions to nuclei are considered and a model is suggested as a guide of the addition process. Coulomb barrier and energy for the addition of a proton to each one of several nuclei are estimated by taking into account both the nuclear and electrostatic components of energy. Studies on the binding energies of several nuclei and on the fusion reaction of two nuclei are carried out.

Casinos, I

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does nuclear matter bind at large $N_c$?  

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The existence of nuclear matter at large $N_c$ is investigated in the framework of effective hadronic models of the Walecka type. This issue is strongly related to the nucleon-nucleon attraction in the scalar channel, and thus to the nature of the light scalar mesons. Different scenarios for the light scalar sector correspond to different large $N_c$ scaling properties of the parameters of the hadronic models. In all realistic phenomenological scenarios for the light scalar field(s) responsible for the attraction in the scalar channel it is found that nuclear matter does not bind in the large $N_c$ world. We thus conclude that $N_c = 3$ is in this respect special: 3 is fortunately not large at all and allows for nuclear matter, while large $N_c$ would not.

Bonanno, Luca

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Unveiling Residual Molecular Binding in Triply Charged Hydrogen Bromide  

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We present an experimental and theoretical study of triply charged hydrogen bromide ions formed by photoionization of the inner 3d shell of Br. The experimental results, obtained by detecting the 3d photoelectron in coincidence with the two subsequent Auger electrons, are analyzed using calculated potential energy curves of HBr{sup 3+}. The competition between the short-range chemical binding potential and the Coulomb repulsion in the dissociative process is shown. Two different mechanisms are observed for double Auger decay: one, a direct process with simultaneous ejection of two Auger electrons to final HBr{sup 3+} ionic states and the other, a cascade process involving double Auger decay characterized by the autoionization of Br*{sup +} ion subsequent to the HBr{sup 2+} fragmentation.

Penent, F.; Lablanquie, P.; Palaudoux, J.; Gamblin, G.; Carniato, S. [UPMC, Universite Paris 06, LCPMR, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France)] [CNRS, LCPMR (UMR 7614), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Andric, L. [UPMC, Universite Paris 06, LCPMR, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France)] [CNRS, LCPMR (UMR 7614), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France)] [Universite Paris-Est, 5 boulevard Descartes, 77454 Marne-la-Vallee Cedex 2 (France); Hikosaka, Y. [Department of Environmental Science, Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan); Ito, K. [Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan)

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Selective Binding of Alkali Cations with Carboxylate  

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Characterization of Selective Characterization of Selective Binding of Alkali Cations with Carboxylate Characterization of Selective Binding of Alkali Cations with Carboxylate Print Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00 During its lifetime, a cell spends a considerable fraction of its energy pumping sodium and calcium out and potassium in. This balancing process is similar to that found in the coils of the DNA double helix, where specific ions nestle and help stabilize this macromolecule. These are only two examples of selective ion interactions in biology; there are many others also vital to life. The existence of these interactions has been known since the early 20th century, when Franz Hofmeister observed that some salts (ionic compounds) aided the solution of proteins in egg, some caused proteins to destabilize and precipitate, and others ranged in activity between the two extremes. Hofmeister then ranked "salt-out" (destabilizing) ions versus "salt-in" (stabilizing) ions according to the magnitude of their effects (the "Hofmeister effects"). However, despite enormous effort, why certain interactions are preferred over others is not completely understood. Recently, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley used the model systems of acetate and formate (two simple carboxylic acids) with a series of cations to test predictions made in the literature for preferential interactions. Near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy was used as this technique is highly sensitive to the chemical environments around a molecule. Experiments at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 confirmed strengthening of the interaction between the cations and the carboxylate group in the following order: potassium, sodium, and lithium.

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A = 4 0/sup +/ - 1/sup +/ binding-energy difference  

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The A = 4 ..lambda..-hypernuclei provide a rich source of information about the s-wave properties of the fundamental hyperon-nucleon (YN) force as well as offer a unique opportunity to investigate the complications that arise in calculations of the properties of bound systems in which one baryon (here the ..lambda..) with a given isospin couples strongly to another (the ..sigma..) with a different isospin. The ..lambda../sup 4/H - ..lambda../sup 4/He isodoublet ground-state energies are not consistent with a charge symmetry hypothesis for the YN interaction. The (spin-flip) excitation energies are quite sensitive to the ..lambda..N - ..sigma..N coupling of the YN interaction. In particular, when one represents the free YN interaction in terms of one-channel effective ..lambda..N potentials, the resulting 0/sup +/ (ground) state and 1/sup +/ (excited) spin-flip state are inversely ordered in terms of binding energies, the 1/sup +/ state being more bound. It is the ..sigma.. suppression that results from the reduced strength of the ..lambda..N - ..sigma..N off-diagonal coupling potential when the trinucleon core is restricted to isospin-1/2 which we study here. We find this spin-isospin suppression of the ..lambda..-..sigma.. conversion, which is due to the composite nature of the nuclear cores of the ..lambda../sup 4/H and ..lambda../sup 4/He hypernuclei, to be a significant factor in understanding the 0/sup +/ - 1 /sup +/ binding energy relationship.

Gibson, B.F.; Lehman, D.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U-221: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service 1: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service Vulnerability U-221: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service Vulnerability July 26, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service Vulnerability PLATFORM: BIND 9.6-ESV-R1 through versions 9.6-ESV-R7-P1 BIND 9.7.1 through versions 9.7.6-P1 BIND 9.8.0 through versions 9.8.3-P1 BIND 9.9.0 through versions 9.9.1-P1 ABSTRACT: ISC BIND is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. reference LINKS: The Vendor's Advisory CVE-2012-3817 Bugtraq ID: 54658 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027296 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: When DNSSEC validation is enabled, does not properly initialize the failing-query cache, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of

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U-221: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service 1: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service Vulnerability U-221: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service Vulnerability July 26, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Validation CVE-2012-3817 Denial of Service Vulnerability PLATFORM: BIND 9.6-ESV-R1 through versions 9.6-ESV-R7-P1 BIND 9.7.1 through versions 9.7.6-P1 BIND 9.8.0 through versions 9.8.3-P1 BIND 9.9.0 through versions 9.9.1-P1 ABSTRACT: ISC BIND is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. reference LINKS: The Vendor's Advisory CVE-2012-3817 Bugtraq ID: 54658 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027296 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: When DNSSEC validation is enabled, does not properly initialize the failing-query cache, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of

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V-172: ISC BIND RUNTIME_CHECK Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service Against Recursive Resolvers  

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A defect exists which allows an attacker to crash a BIND 9 recursive resolver with a RUNTIME_CHECK error in resolver.c

424

Sequestering Uranium from Seawater: Binding Strength and Modes of Uranyl Complexes with Glutarimidedioxime  

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data_request/cif. OECD, Uranium 2009: Resources, Productionthermodynamics of uranium”, (H. Wanner and I. Forest,of California. Sequestering uranium from seawater: binding

Tian, Guoxin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

JOINT ANALYSIS OF CLUSTER OBSERVATIONS. II. CHANDRA/XMM-NEWTON X-RAY AND WEAK LENSING SCALING RELATIONS FOR A SAMPLE OF 50 RICH CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES  

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We present a study of multiwavelength X-ray and weak lensing scaling relations for a sample of 50 clusters of galaxies. Our analysis combines Chandra and XMM-Newton data using an energy-dependent cross-calibration. After considering a number of scaling relations, we find that gas mass is the most robust estimator of weak lensing mass, yielding 15% {+-} 6% intrinsic scatter at r{sub 500}{sup WL} (the pseudo-pressure Y{sub X} yields a consistent scatter of 22% {+-} 5%). The scatter does not change when measured within a fixed physical radius of 1 Mpc. Clusters with small brightest cluster galaxy (BCG) to X-ray peak offsets constitute a very regular population whose members have the same gas mass fractions and whose even smaller (<10%) deviations from regularity can be ascribed to line of sight geometrical effects alone. Cool-core clusters, while a somewhat different population, also show the same (<10%) scatter in the gas mass-lensing mass relation. There is a good correlation and a hint of bimodality in the plane defined by BCG offset and central entropy (or central cooling time). The pseudo-pressure Y{sub X} does not discriminate between the more relaxed and less relaxed populations, making it perhaps the more even-handed mass proxy for surveys. Overall, hydrostatic masses underestimate weak lensing masses by 10% on the average at r{sub 500}{sup WL}; but cool-core clusters are consistent with no bias, while non-cool-core clusters have a large and constant 15%-20% bias between r{sub 2500}{sup WL} and r{sub 500}{sup WL}, in agreement with N-body simulations incorporating unthermalized gas. For non-cool-core clusters, the bias correlates well with BCG ellipticity. We also examine centroid shift variance and power ratios to quantify substructure; these quantities do not correlate with residuals in the scaling relations. Individual clusters have for the most part forgotten the source of their departures from self-similarity.

Mahdavi, Andisheh [Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94131 (United States); Hoekstra, Henk [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 2, NL-2333 CA Leiden (Netherlands); Babul, Arif; Bildfell, Chris [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 (Canada); Jeltema, Tesla [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Henry, J. Patrick [Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional characterization of acyl-CoA binding protein (ACBP) and oxysterol binding protein-related proteins (ORPS) from Cryptosporidium parvum.  

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??From opportunistic protist Cryptosporidium parvum we identified and functionally assayed a fatty acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP) gene. The CpACBP1 gene encodes a protein of 268 aa… (more)

Zeng, Bin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Two-dimensional nonlinear finite element analysis of well damage due to reservoir compaction, well-to-well interactions, and localization on weak layers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the authors present the results of a coupled nonlinear finite element geomechanics model for reservoir compaction and well-to-well interactions for the high-porosity, low strength diatomite reservoirs of the Belridge field near Bakersfield, California. They show that well damage and failures can occur under the action of two distinct mechanisms: shear deformations induced by pore compaction, and subsidence, and shear deformations due to well-to-well interactions during production or water injection. They show such casting damage or failure can be localized to weak layers that slide or slip under shear due to subsidence. The magnitude of shear displacements and surface subsidence agree with field observations.

Hilbert, L.B. Jr. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Fredrich, J.T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bruno, M.S. [Terralog Technologies USA, Inc., Arcadia, CA (United States); Deitrick, G.L.; Rouffignac, E.P. de [Shell Exploration and Production Co., Houston, TX (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Verification test problems for the calculation of probability of loss of assured safety in temperature-dependent systems with multiple weak and strong links.  

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Four verification test problems are presented for checking the conceptual development and computational implementation of calculations to determine the probability of loss of assured safety (PLOAS) in temperature-dependent systems with multiple weak links (WLs) and strong links (SLs). The problems are designed to test results obtained with the following definitions of loss of assured safety: (1) Failure of all SLs before failure of any WL, (2) Failure of any SL before failure of any WL, (3) Failure of all SLs before failure of all WLs, and (4) Failure of any SL before failure of all WLs. The test problems are based on assuming the same failure properties for all links, which results in problems that have the desirable properties of fully exercising the numerical integration procedures required in the evaluation of PLOAS and also possessing simple algebraic representations for PLOAS that can be used for verification of the analysis.

Johnson, Jay Dean (ProStat, Mesa, AZ); Oberkampf, William Louis; Helton, Jon Craig (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ)

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Structure of Low-Energy Collective $0^{-}$-States in Doubly Magic Nuclei and Matrix Elements of the P-odd and P- and T-odd Weak Interaction  

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The structure of the collective low-energy $J^{\\pi}=0^{-}$ (T=0 and T=1) modes is studied for a doubly magic nucleus in a schematic analytic model of RPA. The $0^{-}$ phonon states ($T= 0,1$) lie at energies $E_{T=0}(0^{-}) \\alt \\omega$ and $E_{T=1}(0^{-}) > \\omega$, where $\\omega$ is the oscillator frequency. The matrix elements of P-odd and P- and T-odd weak one-body potentials connecting the ground state to these $0^{-}$-states, $W_{coll}$, are enhanced by the factor $\\sim 2 (\\frac{\\omega}{E})^{1/2}A^{1/3} \\sim 10$ as compared to the single-particle value $w_{sp}$ what can result in values $|W_{coll}| \\sim 20-30 eV$ if standard values of DDH parameters are used for $w_{sp}$. Similar enhancement arises in the P- and T-odd case.

O. K. Vorov; N. Auerbach; V. V. Flambaum

1996-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

430

Application of the Bogolyubov's theory of weakly non-ideal Bose gas on the A+A, A+B, B+B reaction-diffusion system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Theoretical methods for dealing with diffusion-controlled reactions inevitably rely on some kind of approximation and to find the one that works on a particular problem is not always easy. In here the approximation used by Bogolyubov to study weakly non-ideal Bose gas, to be refereed to as weakly non-ideal Bose gas approximation (WBGA), is applied in the analysis of of the three reaction-diffusion models (i) A+A->0, (ii) A+B->0 and (iii) A+A,B+B,A+B->0 (the ABBA model). The two types of WBGA are considered, the simpler WBGA-I and more complicated WBGA-II. All models are defined on the lattice to facilitate comparison with computer experiment (simulation). It is found that the WBGA describes A+B reaction well, it reproduces correct d/4 density decay exponent. However, it fails in the case of the A+A reaction and the ABBA model. (To cure deficiency of WBGA in dealing with A+A model the hybrid of WBGA and Kirkwood superposition approximation is suggested.) It is shown that the WBGA-I is identical to the dressed tree calculation suggested by Lee in J. Phys. A 27, 2633 (1994), and that the dressed tree calculation does not lead to the d/2 density decay exponent when applied to the A+A reaction, as normally believed, but it predicts d/4 decay exponent. Last, the usage of the small n_0 approximation suggested by Mattis and Glasser in Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 979 (1998) is questioned if used beyond A+B reaction-diffusion model.

Zoran Konkoli

2003-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

431

Using pre & post-processing methods to improve binding site predictions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Currently the best algorithms for transcription factor binding site prediction within sequences of regulatory DNA are severely limited in accuracy. In this paper, we integrate 12 original binding site prediction algorithms, and use a 'window' of consecutive ... Keywords: Feature selection, Filters, Support vector machines, Tomek link, Transcription factors

Yi Sun; Cristina González Castellano; Mark Robinson; Rod Adams; Alistair G. Rust; Neil Davey

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Influence of transmembrane potential differences of renal tubular epithelial cell on ANG II binding  

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Previous studies from this laboratory demonstrated specific high-affinity binding sites of rat renal brush-border membrane vesicles (BBMV). The time course of angiotensin II ((/sup 125/I) ANG II) binding in the presence of a NaCl gradient demonstrated an overshoot characteristic of electrogenic sodium-dependent d-(/sup 14/C) glucose uptake. The time course of ANG II binding to membrane vesicles equilibrated with NaCl did not exhibit such overshoot and was lower in magnitude. Therefore, studies were designed to test the hypothesis that ANG II binding to BBMV was enhanced by a transmembrane potential difference in a manner similar to sodium-dependent D-glucose uptake. The effects of sodium salts with differing rates of anion equilibration were compared on ANG II binding. ANG II binding in the presence of a KCl gradient was similar to NaCl. The overshoot was abolished in the presence of an inwardly directed KCl gradient plus valinomycin. Magnesium salts with differing rates of anion permeabilities had similar effects on binding, as did sodium salts. Scatchard analysis revealed that the receptor density was fourfold higher in the presence of an electrochemical gradient compared with nongradient conditions. These data are consistent with the conclusion that ANG II binding to BBMV is enhanced by a transmembrane potential difference, and suggest that this may be an important modulator of tubular epithelial responses to ANG II in vivo.

Brown, G.P.; Douglas, J.G.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Distinct p53 genomic binding patterns in normal and cancer-derived human cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report here genome-wide analysis of the tumor suppressor p53 binding sites in normal human cells. 743 high-confidence ChIP-seq peaks representing putative genomic binding sites were identified in normal IMR90 fibroblasts using a reference chromatin sample. More than 40% were located within 2 kb of a transcription start site (TSS), a distribution similar to that documented for individually studied, functional p53 binding sites and, to date, not observed by previous p53 genome-wide studies. Nearly half of the high-confidence binding sites in the IMR90 cells reside in CpG islands, in marked contrast to sites reported in cancer-derived cells. The distinct genomic features of the IMR90 binding sites do not reflect a distinct preference for specific sequences, since the de novo developed p53 motif based on our study is similar to those reported by genome-wide studies of cancer cells. More likely, the different chromatin landscape in normal, compared with cancer-derived cells, influences p53 binding via modulating availability of the sites. We compared the IMR90 ChIPseq peaks to the recently published IMR90 methylome1 and demonstrated that they are enriched at hypomethylated DNA. Our study represents the first genome-wide, de novo mapping of p53 binding sites in normal human cells and reveals that p53 binding sites reside in distinct genomic landscapes in normal and cancer-derived human cells.

Botcheva K.; McCorkle S. R.; McCombie W. R.; Dunn J. J.; Anderson C. W.

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

434

A new approach to the assessment of the quality of predictions of transcription factor binding sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe a novel method called Secondary Verification which assesses the quality of predictions of transcription factor binding sites. This method incorporates a distribution of prediction scores over positive examples (i.e. the actual ... Keywords: Mixture of PSSMs, Model assessment, Modeling dependencies, Motif finding, Predicting binding sites, Statistical significance

Szymon Nowakowski; Jerzy Tiuryn

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Paul D. Boyer, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), and the Binding Change  

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Paul D. Boyer, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), and the Binding Change Mechanism Resources with Additional Information Paul D. Boyer Courtesy of UCLA 'For Paul Boyer, the Nobel Prize was "an unexpected pleasure." It had been 20 years since he formulated a hypothesis to describe what he calls "the most prominent chemical reaction in the whole world." It is the process by which molecules produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), thereby transmuting light, air, water and food into the energy required for both plant and animal life. Boyer had been greeted with disbelief when he theorized that the previously mysterious process is the work of a "beautiful little machine" that operates within enzymes on the molecular level. ... Boyer experienced "one of the warmest moments of my life" when he learned that British biochemist John Walker had worked out the methodology required to demonstrate whether Boyer had been right or wrong. ... Using Walker's methodology, one of Boyer's former graduate students "did some elegant chemical work to demonstrate that the molecular rotation actually occurred." Boyer's hypothesis, finally, had been proven correct. For work that so enriched understanding of the life process itself, he and Walker were jointly awarded the Nobel prize [in Chemistry] in 1997.'

436

Structural basis of substrate discrimination and integrin binding by autotaxin  

SciTech Connect

Autotaxin (ATX, also known as ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase-2, ENPP2) is a secreted lysophospholipase D that generates the lipid mediator lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a mitogen and chemoattractant for many cell types. ATX-LPA signaling is involved in various pathologies including tumor progression and inflammation. However, the molecular basis of substrate recognition and catalysis by ATX and the mechanism by which it interacts with target cells are unclear. Here, we present the crystal structure of ATX, alone and in complex with a small-molecule inhibitor. We have identified a hydrophobic lipid-binding pocket and mapped key residues for catalysis and selection between nucleotide and phospholipid substrates. We have shown that ATX interacts with cell-surface integrins through its N-terminal somatomedin B-like domains, using an atypical mechanism. Our results define determinants of substrate discrimination by the ENPP family, suggest how ATX promotes localized LPA signaling and suggest new approaches for targeting ATX with small-molecule therapeutic agents.

Hausmann, Jens; Kamtekar, Satwik; Christodoulou, Evangelos; Day, Jacqueline E.; Wu, Tao; Fulkerson, Zachary; Albers, Harald M.H.G.; van Meeteren, Laurens A.; Houben, Anna J.S.; van Zeijl, Leonie; Jansen, Silvia; Andries, Maria; Hall, Troii; Pegg, Lyle E.; Benson, Timothy E.; Kasiem, Mobien; Harlos, Karl; Vander Kooi, Craig W.; Smyth, Susan S.; Ovaa, Huib; Bollen, Mathieu; Morris, Andrew J.; Moolenaar, Wouter H.; Perrakis, Anastassis (Pfizer); (Leuven); (Oxford); (NCI-Netherlands); (Kentucky)

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

437

Position specific variation in the rate of evolution intranscription factor binding sites  

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The binding sites of sequence specific transcription factors are an important and relatively well-understood class of functional non-coding DNAs. Although a wide variety of experimental and computational methods have been developed to characterize transcription factor binding sites, they remain difficult to identify. Comparison of non-coding DNA from related species has shown considerable promise in identifying these functional non-coding sequences, even though relatively little is known about their evolution. Here we analyze the genome sequences of the budding yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. bayanus, S. paradoxus and S. mikataeto study the evolution of transcription factor binding sites. As expected, we find that both experimentally characterized and computationally predicted binding sites evolve slower than surrounding sequence, consistent with the hypothesis that they are under purifying selection. We also observe position-specific variation in the rate of evolution within binding sites. We find that the position-specific rate of evolution is positively correlated with degeneracy among binding sites within S. cerevisiae. We test theoretical predictions for the rate of evolution at positions where the base frequencies deviate from background due to purifying selection and find reasonable agreement with the observed rates of evolution. Finally, we show how the evolutionary characteristics of real binding motifs can be used to distinguish them from artifacts of computational motif finding algorithms. As has been observed for protein sequences, the rate of evolution in transcription factor binding sites varies with position, suggesting that some regions are under stronger functional constraint than others. This variation likely reflects the varying importance of different positions in the formation of the protein-DNA complex. The characterization of the pattern of evolution in known binding sites will likely contribute to the effective use of comparative sequence data in the identification of transcription factor binding sites and is an important step toward understanding the evolution of functional non-coding DNA.

Moses, Alan M.; Chiang, Derek Y.; Kellis, Manolis; Lander, EricS.; Eisen, Michael B.

2003-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

438

Conservation Laws in Weak Interactions  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

Notes are presented on four lectures given at Harvard University in March 1957 on elementary particle physics, the theta-tau problem, validity of parity conservation, tests for invariance under P, C, and T, and the two-component theory of the neutrino. (W.D.M.)

Lee, T. D.

1957-03-00T23:59:59.000Z

439

Common Weakness Scoring System (CWSS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Product for enabling a large community of people to chat, exchange messages or pictures, and share interests, eg Facebook, MySpace, Twitter ...

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

440

Alterations in transcription factor binding in radioresistant human melanoma cells after ionizing radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We analyzed alterations in transcription factor binding to specific, known promoter DNA consensus sequences between irradiated and unirradiated radioresistant human melanoma (U1-Mel) cells. The goal of this study was to begin to investigate which transcription factors and DNA-binding sites are responsible for the induction of specific transcripts and proteins after ionizing radiation. Transcription factor binding was observed using DNA band-shift assays and oligonucleotide competition analyses. Confluence-arrested U1-Mel cells were irradiated (4.5 Gy) and harvested at 4 h. Double-stranded oligonucleotides containing known DNA-binding consensus sites for specific transcription factors were used. Increased DNA binding activity after ionizing radiation was noted with oligonucleotides containing the CREB, NF-kB and Sp1 consensus sites. No changes in protein binding to AP-1, AP-2, AP-3, or CTF/NF1, GRE or Oct-1 consensus sequences were noted. X-ray activation of select transcription factors, which bind certain consensus sites in promoters, may cause specific induction or repression of gene transcription. 22 refs., 2 figs.

Sahijdak, W.M.; Yang, Chin-Rang; Zuckerman, J.S.; Meyers, M.; Boothman, D.A. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Search for a Light Higgs Boson Decaying to Long-Lived Weakly Interacting Particles in Proton-Proton Collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A search for the decay of a light Higgs boson (120-140 GeV) to a pair of weakly interacting, long-lived particles in 1.94 fb{sup -1} of proton-proton collisions at {radical}s = 7 TeV recorded in 2011 by the ATLAS detector is presented. The search strategy requires that both long-lived particles decay inside the muon spectrometer. No excess of events is observed above the expected background and limits on the Higgs boson production times branching ratio to weakly interacting, long-lived particles are derived as a function of the particle proper decay length.

Aad G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdelalim, A. A.; Abdesselam, A.; Abdinov, O.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; AbouZeid, O. S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Acerbi, E.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Addy, T. N.; Adelman, J.; Aderholz, M.; Adomeit, S.; et al.

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

442

Optimal register-type selection during resource binding in flip-flop/latch-based high-level synthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Flip-flop (FF)/latch-based design has advantages on such as area and power compared to single register-type design (only FFs or latches). Considering FF/latch-based design at high-level synthesis is necessary, because resource binding process significantly ... Keywords: FU binding, register binding, register-type selection

Keisuke Inoue; Mineo Kaneko

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Identifying Calcium-Binding Sites with Oxygen-Carbon Shell Geometric and Chemic Criteria-A Graph-Based Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Identifying calcium-binding sites in proteins help acknowledge protein functions. We thus developed a graph theory and geometry approach to improve the accuracy for predicting calcium-binding sites, we enhance our previous approach at a high level to ... Keywords: calcium-binding sites, graph theory, maximal cliques, prediction

Hui Liu; Hai Deng

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Counterexample to "Sufficient Conditions for uniqueness of the Weak Value" by J. Dressel and A. N. Jordan, arXiv:1106.1871v1  

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The abstract of "Contextual Values of Observables in Quantum Measurements" by J. Dressel, S. Agarwal, and A. N. Jordan [Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 240401 (2010)] (called DAJ below), states: "We introduce contextual values as a generalization of the eigenvalues of an observable that takes into account both the system observable and a general measurement procedure. This technique leads to a natural definition of a general conditioned average that converges uniquely to the quantum weak value in the minimal disturbance limit." A counterexample to the claim of the last sentence was presented in Version 1. Subsequently Dressel and Jordan placed in the arXiv the paper of the title (called DJ below) which attempts to prove the claim of DAJ quoted above under stronger hypotheses than given in DAJ, hypotheses which the counterexample does not satisfy. The present work (Version 6) presents a new counterexample to this revised claim of DJ. A brief introduction to "contextual values" is included. Also included is a critical analysis of DJ.

Stephen Parrott

2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

445

Evidence for a particle produced in association with weak bosons and decaying to a bottom-antibottom quark pair in Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron  

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We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron p-pbar collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7 fb^-1. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100-150 GeV/c^2. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135 GeV/c^2. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.

CDF Collaboration; D0 Collaboration

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

446

NONRELATIVISTIC COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS IN WEAKLY MAGNETIZED ELECTRON-ION PLASMAS: TWO-DIMENSIONAL PARTICLE-IN-CELL SIMULATION OF PERPENDICULAR SHOCK  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation is performed to investigate weakly magnetized perpendicular shocks with a magnetization parameter of {sigma} = 6 x 10{sup -5}, which is equivalent to a high Alfven Mach number M{sub A} of {approx}130. It is shown that current filaments form in the foot region of the shock due to the ion-beam-Weibel instability (or the ion filamentation instability) and that they generate a strong magnetic field there. In the downstream region, these current filaments also generate a tangled magnetic field that is typically 15 times stronger than the upstream magnetic field. The thermal energies of electrons and ions in the downstream region are not in equipartition and their temperature ratio is T{sub e}/T{sub i} {approx} 0.3-0.4. Efficient electron acceleration was not observed in our simulation, although a fraction of the ions are accelerated slightly on reflection at the shock. The simulation results agree very well with the Rankine-Hugoniot relations. It is also shown that electrons and ions are heated in the foot region by the Buneman instability (for electrons) and the ion-acoustic instability (for both electrons and ions). However, the growth rate of the Buneman instability is significantly reduced due to the relatively high temperature of the reflected ions. For the same reason, ion-ion streaming instability does not grow in the foot region.

Kato, Tsunehiko N.; Takabe, Hideaki, E-mail: kato-t@ile.osaka-u.ac.j [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

447

Evidence for a particle produced in association with weak bosons and decaying to a bottom-antibottom quark pair in Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s=1.96 TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7 fb{sup -1}. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100-150 GeV/c{sup 2}. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135 GeV/c{sup 2}. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.

Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Abazov, V.M.; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, B.; /Oklahoma U.; Acharya, B.S.; /Tata Inst.; Adams, M.; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, T.; /Florida State U.; Alexeev, G.D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, G.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, A.; /Michigan U.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Alverson, G.; /Northeastern U. /INFN, Padua

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of delayed link failure on probability of loss of assured safety in temperature-dependent systems with multiple weak and strong links.  

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Weak link (WL)/strong link (SL) systems constitute important parts of the overall operational design of high consequence systems, with the SL system designed to permit operation of the system only under intended conditions and the WL system designed to prevent the unintended operation of the system under accident conditions. Degradation of the system under accident conditions into a state in which the WLs have not deactivated the system and the SLs have failed in the sense that they are in a configuration that could permit operation of the system is referred to as loss of assured safety. The probability of such degradation conditional on a specific set of accident conditions is referred to as probability of loss of assured safety (PLOAS). Previous work has developed computational procedures for the calculation of PLOAS under fire conditions for a system involving multiple WLs and SLs and with the assumption that a link fails instantly when it reaches its failure temperature. Extensions of these procedures are obtained for systems in which there is a temperature-dependent delay between the time at which a link reaches its failure temperature and the time at which that link actually fails.

Johnson, J. D. (ProStat, Mesa, AZ); Oberkampf, William Louis; Helton, Jon Craig (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ)

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlated behavior of conductance and phase rigidity in the transition from the weak-coupling to the strong-coupling regime  

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We study the transmission through different small systems as a function of the coupling strength $v$ to the two attached leads. The leads are identical with only one propagating mode $\\xi^E_C$ in each of them. Besides the conductance $G$, we calculate the phase rigidity $\\rho$ of the scattering wave function $\\Psi^E_C$ in the interior of the system. Most interesting results are obtained in the regime of strongly overlapping resonance states where the crossover from staying to traveling modes takes place. The crossover is characterized by collective effects. Here, the conductance is plateau-like enhanced in some energy regions of finite length while corridors with zero transmission (total reflection) appear in other energy regions. This transmission picture depends only weakly on the spectrum of the closed system. It is caused by the alignment of some resonance states of the system with the propagating modes $\\xi^E_C$ in the leads. The alignment of resonance states takes place stepwise by resonance trapping, i...

Bulgakov, E N; Sadreev, A F

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for Observing the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying into b\\bar{b} Final States Produced in Weak Boson Fusion with an Associated Photon at the LHC  

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One of the primary goals of the Large Hadron Collider is to understand the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism. In the Standard Model, electroweak symmetry breaking is described by the Higgs mechanism which includes a scalar Higgs boson. Electroweak measurements constrain the Standard Model Higgs boson mass to be in the 114.4 to 157 GeV/c^2 range. Within this mass window, the Higgs predominantly decays into two b-quarks. As such, we investigate the prospect of observing the Standard Model Higgs decaying to b\\bar{b} produced in weak-boson-fusion with an associated central photon. An isolated, high pt, central photon trigger is expected to be available at the ATLAS and CMS experiments. In this study, we investigated the effects originating from showering, hadronization, the underlying event model, and jet performance including b-jet calibration on the sensitivity of this channel. We found that the choice of Monte Carlo and Monte Carlo tune has a large effect on the efficacy of the central jet veto and consequently the signal significance. A signal significance of about 1.86 can be achieved for m(Higgs)=115 GeV/c^2 with 100 1/fb of integrated luminosity which correspond to one year at design luminosity at 14 TeV pp collisions.

D. M. Asner; M. Cunningham; S. Dejong; K. Randrianarivony; C. Santamarina; M. Schram

2010-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-Correlation of SDSS DR7 Quasars and DR10 BOSS Galaxies: The Weak Luminosity Dependence of Quasar Clustering at z~0.5  

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We present the measurement of the two-point cross-correlation function (CCF) of 8,198 Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7 (DR7) quasars and 349,608 DR10 CMASS galaxies from the Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) at redshift ~0.5 (0.3=0.53 from the CCF measurements. This linear bias corresponds to a characteristic host halo mass of ~4x10^12 M_sun/h, compared to ~10^13 M_sun/h characteristic host halo mass for CMASS galaxies. We divide the quasar sample in luminosity and constrain the luminosity dependence of quasar bias to be db_Q/dlogL=0.20+-0.34 or 0.11+-0.32 (depending on different luminosity divisions) for quasar luminosities -23.5>M_i(z=2)>-25.5, implying a weak luminosity dependence of quasar clustering for the bright end of the quasar population at ~0.5. We compare our measurements with theoretical predictions, Halo Occupation Distribution (HOD) models and mock catalogs. These comparisons suggest quasars reside in a broad range of host halos, and the host halo mass distributions...

Shen, Yue; White, Martin; Zheng, Zheng; Myers, Adam D; Guo, Hong; Kirkpatrick, Jessica A; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Parejko, John K; Ross, Nicholas P; Schlegel, David J; Schneider, Donald P; Streblyanska, Alina; Swanson, Molly E C; Zehavi, Idit; Pan, Kaike; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Brewington, Howard; Ebelke, Garrett; Malanushenko, Viktor; Malanushenko, Elena; Oravetz, Daniel; Simmons, Audrey; Snedden, Stephanie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury Binding Sites in Thiol-Functionalized Mesostructured Silica  

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Thiol-functionalized mesostructured silica with anhydrous compositions of (SiO{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(LSiO{sub 1.5}){sub x}, where L is a mercaptopropyl group and x is the fraction of functionalized framework silicon centers, are effective trapping agents for the removal of mercuric(II) ions from water. In the present work, we investigate the mercury-binding mechanism for representative thiol-functionalized mesostructures by atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis of synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data and by Raman spectroscopy. The mesostructures with wormhole framework structures and compositions corresponding to x = 0.30 and 0.50 were prepared by direct assembly methods in the presence of a structure-directing amine porogen. PDF analyses of five mercury-loaded compositions with Hg/S ratios of 0.50-1.30 provided evidence for the bridging of thiolate sulfur atoms to two metal ion centers and the formation of chain structures on the pore surfaces. We find no evidence for Hg-O bonds and can rule out oxygen coordination of the mercury at greater than the 10% level. The relative intensities of the PDF peaks corresponding to Hg-S and Hg-Hg atomic pairs indicate that the mercury centers cluster on the functionalized surfaces by virtue of thiolate bridging, regardless of the overall mercury loading. However, the Raman results indicate that the complexation of mercury centers by thiolate depends on the mercury loading. At low mercury loadings (Hg/S {le} 0.5), the dominant species is an electrically neutral complex in which mercury most likely is tetrahedrally coordinated to bridging thiolate ligands, as in Hg(SBu{sup t}){sub 2}. At higher loadings (Hg/S 1.0-1.3), mercury complex cations predominate, as evidenced by the presence of charge-balancing anions (nitrate) on the surface. This cationic form of bound mercury is assigned a linear coordination to two bridging thiolate ligands.

Billinge, Simon J.L.; McKimmey, Emily J.; Shatnawi, Mouath; Kim, HyunJeong; Petkov, Valeri; Wermeille, Didier; Pinnavaia, Thomas J. (MSU); (CMU); (Iowa State)

2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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V-058: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets  

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8: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw 8: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code V-058: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code December 31, 2012 - 6:58am Addthis PROBLEM: Microsoft Internet Explorer CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: Version(s): 6, 7, 8 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. REFERENCE LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027930 Secunia Advisory SA51695 CVE-2012-4792 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High DISCUSSION: A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary

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V-007: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup  

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7: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup 7: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability V-007: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability October 22, 2012 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability PLATFORM: Versions 8.2.x prior to 8.2.1P06, and 8.3.x prior to 8.3.0P02 REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA51050 CVE-2012-5166 McAfee Corporate Knowledge Base IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling queries for certain records and can be exploited to cause the named process to lockup. IMPACT: If specific combinations of RDATA are loaded into a nameserver, either via cache or an authoritative zone, a subsequent query for a related record

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Analysis of variation at transcription factor binding sites in Drosophila and humans  

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Background: Advances in sequencing technology have boosted population genomics and made it possible to map the positions of transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) with high precision. Here we investigate TFBS variability ...

Spivakov, Mikhail

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NETL: CO2 Binding Organic Liquids Gas Capture with Polarity-Swing...  

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CO2 Binding Organic Liquids Gas Capture with Polarity-Swing-Assisted Regeneration Project No.: DE-FE0007466 Battelle Pacific northwest Division is developing a new CO2 capture...

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Screening SNPs residing in the microRNA-binding sites of Hepatocellular Carcinoma related genes  

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Single nucleotide polymorphisms located at miRNA-binding sites are likely to affect the expression of the miRNA targets and may contribute to the susceptibility of humans to common diseases. Here we selected 289 candidate Hepatocellular Carcinoma ...

Jun Ding; Yuzhen Gao; Yan He; Yifeng Zhou; Moli Huang; Haiyan Liu

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal Structure of the Simian Virus 40 Large T-Antigen Origin-Binding Domain  

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The origins of replication of DNA tumor viruses have a highly conserved feature, namely, multiple binding sites for their respective initiator proteins arranged as inverted repeats. In the 1.45- Angstroms crystal structure of the simian virus 40 large T-antigen (T-ag) origin-binding domain (obd) reported herein, T-ag obd monomers form a left-handed spiral with an inner channel of 30 Angstroms having six monomers per turn. The inner surface of the spiral is positively charged and includes residues known to bind DNA. Residues implicated in hexamerization of full-length T-ag are located at the interface between adjacent T-ag obd monomers. These data provide a high-resolution model of the hexamer of origin-binding domains observed in electron microscopy studies and allow the obd's to be oriente