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  1. AGN Taxonomy and Unification Historical notes

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    Aretxaga, Itziar

    Lecture 1 AGN Taxonomy and Unification · Historical notes · Multifrequency detection of nuclear activity · Classification of AGN - taxonomy · Unification · Evidence for obscuring tori in AGN Itziar Aretxaga (INAOE) @El Escorial, Dec 2007 #12;AGN taxonomy "Active" is used to refer to energetic processes

  2. WF-NOTE-238

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    and display publicly, by or on behalf of the Government. gradient beam acceleration system so that the electron energy can be boosted to the few GeV level (to obtain a high...

  3. Scour around an offshore wind turbine W.F. Louwersheimer

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    Langendoen, Koen

    Scour around an offshore wind turbine MSc Thesis W.F. Louwersheimer January, 2007 Delft University #12;Scour around an offshore wind turbine Delft University of Technology Ballast Nedam - Egmond iii Scour around an offshore wind turbine W.F. Louwersheimer Student number 1067419 January, 2007

  4. Infrared Surveys for AGN

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    Harding E. Smith

    2002-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    From the earliest extragalactic infrared studies AGN have shown themselves to be strong infrared sources and IR surveys have revealed new populations of AGN. I briefly review current motivations for AGN surveys in the infrared and results from previous IR surveys. The Luminous Infrared Galaxies, which in some cases house dust-enshrouded AGN, submillimeter surveys, and recent studies of the cosmic x-ray and infrared backgrounds suggest that there is a population of highly-obscured AGN at high redshift. ISO Surveys have begun to resolve the infrared background and may have detected this obscured AGN population. New infrared surveys, particularly the SIRTF Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Legacy Survey (SWIRE), will detect this population and provide a platform for understanding the evolution of AGN, Starbursts and passively evolving galaxies in the context of large-scale structure and environment.

  5. Infrared Emission from AGN

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    D. B. Sanders

    1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Infrared observations of complete samples of active galactic nuclei (AGN) have shown that a substantial fraction of their bolometric luminosity is emitted at wavelengths ~8-1000microns. In radio-loud and Blazar-like objects much of this emission appears to be direct non-thermal synchrotron radiation. However, in the much larger numbers of radio-quiet AGN it is now clear that thermal dust emission is responsible for the bulk of radiation from the near-infrared through submillimeter wavelengths. Luminous infrared-selected AGN are often surrounded by powerful nuclear starbursts, both of which appear to be fueled by enormous supplies of molecular gas and dust funneled into the nuclear region during the strong interaction/merger of gas rich disks. All-sky surveys in the infrared show that luminous infrared AGN are at least as numerous as optically-selected AGN of comparable bolometric luminosity, suggesting that AGN may spend a substantial fraction of their lifetime in a dust-enshrouded phase. The space density of luminous infrared AGN at high redshift may be sufficient to account for much of the X-Ray background, and for a substantial fraction of the far-infrared background as well. These objects plausibly represent a major epoch in the formation of spheroids and massive black holes (MBH).

  6. Intrinsic AGN Absorption Lines

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    Fred Hamann

    2000-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Strong absorption lines are common in rest-frame UV spectra of AGNs due to a variety of resonant transitions, for example the HI Lyman series lines (most notably Ly-alpha 1216) and high-ionization doublets like CIV 1549,1551. The lines are called ``intrinsic'' if the absorbing gas is physically related to the AGN, e.g. if the absorber resides broadly within the radius of the AGN's surrounding ``host'' galaxy. Intrinsic absorption lines are thus valuable probes of the kinematics, physical conditions and elemental abundances in the gas near AGNs. Studies of intrinsic absorbers have historically emphasized the broad absorption lines (BALs) in quasars. Today we recognize a wider variety of intrinsic lines in a wider range of objects. For example, we now know that Seyfert 1 galaxies (the less luminous cousins of quasars) have intrinsic absorption. We also realize that intrinsic lines can form in a range of AGN environments --- from the dynamic inner regions like the BALs, to the more quiescent outer host galaxies >10 kpc away. This article provides a brief introduction to current observational and theoretical work on intrinsic AGN absorbers.

  7. Gas phase reaction products during tungsten atomic layer deposition using WF6 and Si2H6

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    George, Steven M.

    Gas phase reaction products during tungsten atomic layer deposition using WF6 and Si2H6 R. K; published 23 July 2004 The gas phase reaction products during tungsten W atomic layer deposition ALD using WF6 and Si2H6 were studied using quadrupole mass spectrometry. The gas phase reactions products were

  8. PRECIPITATION HARDENING IN ALUMINUM ALLOY 6022 W.F. Miao and D.E. Laughlin

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    Laughlin, David E.

    PRECIPITATION HARDENING IN ALUMINUM ALLOY 6022 W.F. Miao and D.E. Laughlin Department of Materials) (Accepted in revised form January 21, 1999) Introduction The use of aluminum alloys for automotive body behavior in aluminum alloy 6022. Experimental Procedure The composition of the 6022 alloy used

  9. Multiphoton ionization studies of WF{sub 6} and UF{sub 6}

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    Harkins, D.A.; Armstrong, D.P. [Oak Ridge K-25 Site, TN (United States); Compton, R.N.; Ding, Dajun [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiphoton ionization of UF{sub 6} and WF{sub 6} has been studied from low ({approximately} 10{sup 5}) to high ({approximately}10{sup 16} W/cm{sup 2}) power density. The role of ``collective states`` in MPI is considered.

  10. Agnes Houser | Y-12 National Security Complex

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    Agnes Houser Agnes Houser Oral History Videos Speakers INTRODUCTION Ed Bailey Jim Bailey Kay Bailey Ken Bernander Willard Brock Wilma Brooks Elmer Brummitt Naomi Brummitt Blake...

  11. Fueling the AGN

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    F. Combes

    2000-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Active Galactic Nuclei are fueled from material (gas or stars) that are in general far away from the gravitational influence of the central black hole, the engine thought to be responsible for their activity. The required material has a lot of angular momentum, that is a priori quite difficult to evacuate. The various dynamical mechanisms that may play a role in this game are reviewed, including m=2 perturbations (bars and spirals), m=1 perturbations (spirals, warps, lopsidedness), and tidal interactions between galaxies and mergers. In the latest stages of the merger, a binary black hole could be formed, and its influence on the dynamics and fueling is discussed. Starbursts are often associated with AGN, and the nature of their particular connection, and their role in the nuclear fueling is described. Evolution of the fueling efficiency with redshift is addressed.

  12. Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov LiWF & Spherical Tokamaks

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov LiWF & Spherical Tokamaks (part 2) Leonid E, ASIPP July 09, 2008, Hefei, Ahnui, China 1 This work is supported by US DoE contract No. DE­AC020­76­CHO, Anhui Province, ChinaPRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY PPPL 2 #12;1 The edge plasma temperature

  13. Extinction curves in AGN

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    B. Czerny

    2006-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The presence of the dust in the circumnuclear region strongly affects our view of the nucleus itself. The effect is strong in type 2 objects but weaker effect is likely to be present in type 1 objects as well. In these objects a correction to the observed optical/UV spectrum must be done in order to recover the intrinsic spectrum of a nucleus. The approach based on the extinction curve is convenient for that purpose so significant effort has been recently done in order to determine the extinction curve for the circumnuclear material. It seems clear that the circumnuclear dust is different from the average properties of the dust in the Interstellar Medium in our galaxy: the well known 2175 A feature is weak or absent in AGN nuclear dust, and the extinction curve at shorter wavelength does not seem to be rising as steeply. The circumnuclear dust is therefore more similar to SMC dust, or more likely, to the dust in very dense molecular clouds in our Galaxy. However, the exact shape of the extinction curve in the far UV is still a matter of debate, and various effects are difficult to disentangle.

  14. Fuelling starbursts and AGN

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    Johan H. Knapen

    2004-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    There is considerable evidence that the circumnuclear regions of galaxies are intimately related to their host galaxies, most directly through their bars. There is also convincing evidence for relations between the properties of supermassive black holes in the nuclei of galaxies and those of their host galaxy. It is much less clear, however, how stellar (starburst) and non-stellar (AGN) activity in the nuclear regions can be initiated and fuelled. I review gas transport from the disk to the nuclear and circumnuclear regions of galaxies, as well as the statistical relationships between the occurrence of nuclear activity and mechanisms which can cause central gas concentration, in particular bars and interactions. There are strong indications from theory and modelling for bar-induced central gas concentration, accompanied by limited observational evidence. Bars are related to activity, but this is only a weak statistical effect in the case of Seyferts, whereas the relation is limited to specific cases in starbursts. There is no observational evidence for a statistical connection between interactions and activity in Seyferts, and some evidence for this in starbursts, but probably limited to the extremes, e.g., ULIRGs. Some interesting hints at relations between rings, including nuclear rings, and the presence of nuclear activity are emerging. It is likely that the connection between the inflow of gaseous fuel from the disk of a galaxy on the one hand and the activity in its nuclear region on the other is not as straightforward as sometimes suggested, because the spatial- or time-scales concerned may be significantly different.

  15. Chemical composition and RT[sub NDT] determinations for Midland weld WF-70

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    Nanstad, R.K.; McCabe, D.E.; Swain, R.L.; Miller, M.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Heavy-Section Steal Irradiation Program Tenth Irradiation Series has the objective to investigate the affects of radiation on the fracture toughness of the low-upper-shelf submerged-arc welds (B W designation WF-70) in the reactor pressure vessel of the canceled Midland Unit 1 nuclear plant. This report discusses determination of variations in chemical composition And reference temperature (RT[sub NDT]) throughout the welds. Specimens were machined from different sections and through thickness locations in both the beltline and nozzle course welds. The nil-ductility transition temperatures ranged from [minus]40 to [minus]60[degrees]C ([minus]40 and [minus]76[degrees]F) while the RT[sub NDT]S, controlled by the Charpy behavior, varied from [minus]20 to 37[degrees]C ([minus]4 to 99[degrees]F). The upper-shelf energies varied from 77 to 108 J (57 to 80 ft-lb). The combined data revealed a mean 41-J (30-ft-lb) temperature of [minus]8[degrees]C (17[degrees]F) with a mean upper-shelf energy of 88 J (65 ft-lb). The copper contents range from 0.21 to 0.34 wt % in the beltline weld and from 0.37 to 0.46 wt % in the nozzle course weld. Atom probe field ion microscope analyses indicated substantial depletion of copper in the matrix but no evidence of copper clustering. Statistical analyses of the Charpy and chemical composition results as well as interpretation of the ASME procedures for RT[sub NDT] determination are discussed.

  16. AGN Heating through Cavities and Shocks

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    P. E. J. Nulsen; C. Jones; W. R. Forman; L. P. David; B. R. McNamara; D. A. Rafferty; L. Birzan; M. W. Wise

    2006-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Three comments are made on AGN heating of cooling flows. A simple physical argument is used to show that the enthalpy of a buoyant radio lobe is converted to heat in its wake. Thus, a significant part of ``cavity'' enthalpy is likely to end up as heat. Second, the properties of the repeated weak shocks in M87 are used to argue that they can plausibly prevent gas close to the AGN from cooling. As the most significant heating mechanism at work closest to the AGN, shock heating probably plays a critical role in the feedback mechanism. Third, results are presented from a survey of AGN heating rates in nearby giant elliptical galaxies. With inactive systems included, the overall AGN heating rate is reasonably well matched to the total cooling rate for the sample. Thus, intermittent AGN outbursts are energetically capable of preventing the hot atmospheres of these galaxies from cooling and forming stars.

  17. AGN Physics from QSO Clustering

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    Scott Croom; Brian Boyle; Tom Shanks; Phil Outram; Robert Smith; Lance Miller; Nicola Loaring; Suzanne Kenyon; Warrick Couch

    2003-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the current status of QSO clustering measurements, particular with respect to their relevance in understanding AGN physics. Measurements based on the 2dF QSO Redshift Survey (2QZ) find a scale length for QSO clustering of s_0=5.76(+0.17-0.27) h-1 Mpc at a redshift ~1.5, very similar to low redshift galaxies. There is no evidence of evolution in the clustering of QSOs from z~0.5 to z~2.2. This lack of evolution and low clustering amplitude suggests a short life time for AGN activity of the order ~10^6-10^7 years. Large surveys such at the 2QZ and SDSS also allow the the study of QSO environments in 3D for the first time (at least at low redshift), early results from this work seem to show no difference between the environments of QSOs and normal galaxies. Future studies e.g. measuring clustering as a function of black hole mass, and deep QSO surveys should provide further insight into the formation and evolution of AGN.

  18. Testing neutrino magnetic moments with AGNs

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    Kari Enqvist; Petteri Keränen; Jukka Maalampi

    1998-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose to test the magnetic transition moments of Majorana neutrinos by comparing the fluxes of different flavours of neutrinos coming from active galactic nuclei (AGN). We show that, with reasonable assumptions about the magnetic field of the AGN, it is possible to obtain limits on $\

  19. The 60-month all-sky BAT Survey of AGN and the Anisotropy of Nearby AGN

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    Ajello, M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Alexander, D.M.; /Durham U.; Greiner, J.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Madejski, G.M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Gehrels, N.; /NASA, Goddard; Burlon, D.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE

    2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Surveys above 10 keV represent one of the the best resources to provide an unbiased census of the population of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We present the results of 60 months of observation of the hard X-ray sky with Swift/BAT. In this timeframe, BAT detected (in the 15-55 keV band) 720 sources in an all-sky survey of which 428 are associated with AGN, most of which are nearby. Our sample has negligible incompleteness and statistics a factor of {approx}2 larger over similarly complete sets of AGN. Our sample contains (at least) 15 bona-fide Compton-thick AGN and 3 likely candidates. Compton-thick AGN represent a {approx}5% of AGN samples detected above 15 keV. We use the BAT dataset to refine the determination of the LogN-LogS of AGN which is extremely important, now that NuSTAR prepares for launch, towards assessing the AGN contribution to the cosmic X-ray background. We show that the LogN-LogS of AGN selected above 10 keV is now established to a {approx}10% precision. We derive the luminosity function of Compton-thick AGN and measure a space density of 7.9{sub -2.9}{sup +4.1} x 10{sup -5} Mpc{sup -3} for objects with a de-absorbed luminosity larger than 2 x 10{sup 42} erg s{sup -1}. As the BAT AGN are all mostly local, they allow us to investigate the spatial distribution of AGN in the nearby Universe regardless of absorption. We find concentrations of AGN that coincide spatially with the largest congregations of matter in the local ({le} 85 Mpc) Universe. There is some evidence that the fraction of Seyfert 2 objects is larger than average in the direction of these dense regions.

  20. AGN Activity in Giant LSB Galaxies

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    James Schombert

    1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A search of large, HI-rich disk galaxies finds a significantly higher fraction of low luminosity AGN signatures compared to other late-type galaxies. Approximately half of the galaxies selected in this sample have AGN-like behavior in their cores, the rest have HII nuclei resulting from simple star formation. Since AGN behavior is not evident in all the sample galaxies, which where selected by high gas mass, we speculate that it is the fuel flow rate that is the common feature between late-type LSB disks and other active nuclear galaxies.

  1. Morphology of AGN in the central kiloparsec

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    Paul Martini

    2001-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Hubble Space Telescope observations of the central kiloparsec of AGN have revealed a wealth of structure, particularly nuclear bars and spirals, that are distinct from analogous features in the disks of spiral galaxies. WFPC2 and NICMOS images of a large sample of AGN observed at high spatial resolution make it possible to quantify the frequency and detailed properties of these structures. Nearly all AGN have nuclear spiral dust lanes in the central kiloparsec, while only a small minority contain nuclear bars. If these nuclear dust spirals trace shocks in the circumnuclear, gaseous disks, they may dissipate sufficient angular momentum to fuel the active nucleus.

  2. AGN fueling: the observational point of view

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    F. Combes

    2002-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations at multiple wavelengths are reviewed to search for evidence for fueling mechanisms in galaxies, both for nuclear starbursts and AGN activity. Although it is undisputed that dynamical perturbations such as bars or tidal interactions accumulate gas in the central regions and sometimes trigger nuclear starbursts, the evidence remains scarce that these are necessary to fuel AGNs. Interpretations in terms of time-scales, feed-back, and black hole evolution are discussed. It is suggested that the AGN phase corresponds to the early-type phases of galaxies.

  3. Some Comments related to AGN Radio Loudness

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    Ari Laor

    2003-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The bimodality of the AGN radio loudness distribution, and the relation of radio loudness and black hole mass were recently disputed. A closer look at the existing data suggests possible resolutions of these disputes, as further described below.

  4. Gamma-ray emitting AGN and GLAST

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    P. Padovani

    2007-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    I describe the different classes of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and the basic tenets of unified schemes. I then review the properties of the extragalactic sources detected in the GeV and TeV bands, showing that the vast majority of them belong to the very rare blazar class. I further discuss the kind of AGN GLAST is likely to detect, making some predictions going from the obvious to the likely, all the way to the less probable.

  5. Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov The LiWall Fusion (LiWF) Concept

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov The LiWall Fusion (LiWF) Concept (part I Seminar, ASIPP July 07, 2008, Hefei, Ahnui, China 1 This work is supported by US DoE contract No. DE­AC020. Zakharov, ASIPP Seminar, July 07, 2008, ASIPP Hefei, Anhui Province, ChinaPRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS

  6. Multimedia Authoring for CoPs Romain Deltour, Agn`es Guerraz, and Cecile Roisin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Multimedia Authoring for CoPs Romain Deltour, Agn`es Guerraz, and C´ecile Roisin INRIA Rh and share information. As this information becomes more and more multimedia in nature, the challenge is to build multimedia authoring and publishing tools that meets CoPs requirements. In this paper we analyze

  7. agn iii spectra: Topics by E-print Network

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    luminous AGN within the redshift interval 1.7 < z < 1.9. This result implies that mid-infrared source counts at high redshift are dominated by AGN for f(24micron) > 1.0 mJy. D....

  8. The lifecycle of powerful AGN outflows

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    Christian R. Kaiser; Philip N. Best

    2006-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    During the course of this conference, much evidence was presented that points to an intimate connection between the energetic outflows driven by AGN and the energy budget and quite possibly also the evolution of their gaseous environments. However, it is still not clear if and how the AGN activity is triggered by the cooling gas, how long the activity lasts for and how these effects give rise to the observed distribution of morphologies of the outflows. In this contribution we concentrate on the high radio luminosity end of the AGN population. While most of the heating of the environmental gas may be due to less luminous and energetic outflows, these more powerful objects have a very profound influence on their surroundings. We will describe a simple model for powerful radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars that explains the dichotomy of their large-scale radio morphologies as well as their radio luminosity function.

  9. The lifecycle of powerful AGN outflows

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    Kaiser, C R; Kaiser, Christian R.; Best, Philip N.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the course of this conference, much evidence was presented that points to an intimate connection between the energetic outflows driven by AGN and the energy budget and quite possibly also the evolution of their gaseous environments. However, it is still not clear if and how the AGN activity is triggered by the cooling gas, how long the activity lasts for and how these effects give rise to the observed distribution of morphologies of the outflows. In this contribution we concentrate on the high radio luminosity end of the AGN population. While most of the heating of the environmental gas may be due to less luminous and energetic outflows, these more powerful objects have a very profound influence on their surroundings. We will describe a simple model for powerful radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars that explains the dichotomy of their large-scale radio morphologies as well as their radio luminosity function.

  10. AGN jet launch scenarios Rony Keppens

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    AGN jet launch scenarios Rony Keppens Centre for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics Department of Mathematics, KU Leuven Rony Keppens (KU Leuven) Jet launch Nov. 2013, IAC winter school 1 / 48 #12;Astrophysical Jets · astrophysical jets: ubiquitous presence of accretion disks Young Stellar Objects (YSO

  11. The Blast Wave Model for AGN Feedback: Effects on AGN Obscuration

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    N. Menci; F. Fiore; S. Puccetti; A. Cavaliere

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the effect of the galactic absorption on AGN emission in a cosmological context by including a physical model for AGN feeding and feedback in a semi-analytic model of galaxy formation. This is based on galaxy interactions as triggers for AGN accretion, and on expanding blast waves as a mechanism to propagate outwards the AGN energy injected into the interstellar medium at the center of galaxies. We first test our model against the observed number density of AGNs with different intrinsic luminosity as a function of redshift. The model yields a ''downsizing'' behavior in close agreement with the observed one for z2 and L_X 10^{22} cm^{-2} decreases with luminosity for z<1; in addition, the total (integrated over luminosity) absorbed fraction increases with redshift up to z around 2, and saturates to the value around 0.8 at higher redshifts. Finally, we predict the luminosity dependence of the absorbed fraction of AGNs with L_X< 3 10^{44} erg/s to weaken with increasing redshift. We compare our results with recent observations, and discuss their implications in the context of cosmological models of galaxy formation.

  12. Gas-phase transport of WF6 through annular nanopipes in TiN during chemical vapor deposition of W on TiN/Ti/SiO2 structures for integrated

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    Allen, Leslie H.

    Gas-phase transport of WF6 through annular nanopipes in TiN during chemical vapor deposition of W through the 106-nm-thick TiN film. W piles up at the TiN/Ti interface, while F rapidly saturates the TiN-sectional and scanning transmission electron microscopy analyses demonstrate that WF6 penetrates into the TiN layer

  13. Investigating a model of optimised AGN feedback

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    Edward C. D. Pope

    2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Feedback heating from AGN in massive galaxies and galaxy clusters can be thought of as a naturally occurring control system which plays a significant role in regulating both star formation rates and the X-ray luminosity of the surrounding hot gas. In the simplest case, negative feedback can be viewed as a system response that is `optimised' to minimise deviations from equilibrium, such that the system rapidly evolves towards a steady state. However, a general solution of this form appears to be incompatible with radio observations which indicate intermittent AGN outbursts. Here, we explore an energetically favourable scenario in which feedback is required to both balance X-ray gas cooling, and minimise the sum of the energy radiated by the gas and the energy injected by the AGN. This specification is equivalent to ensuring that AGN heating balances the X-ray gas cooling with minimum black hole growth. It is shown that minimum energy heating occurs in discrete events, and not at a continuous, constant level. Furthermore, systems with stronger feedback experience proportionally more powerful heating events, but correspondingly smaller duty cycles. Interpreting observations from this perspective would imply that stronger feedback occurs in less massive objects - elliptical galaxies, rather than galaxy clusters. One direct consequence of this effect would be that AGN heating events are sufficiently powerful to expel hot gas from the gravitational potential of a galaxy, but not a galaxy cluster, which is consistent with theoretical explanations for the steepening of the L_X-T relation at temperatures below 1-2 keV.

  14. Web Note A for "Polymorphic karyotypic suppression of a somatic recombinational pathway for loss of heterozygosity", K.M. Haigis & W.F. Dove Page 1 of 2

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    Dove, William

    -210.71 5 8 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 -212.46 4 4 7 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 -210.76 5 9 4 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 -212.55 5 40

  15. On The Nature of Low Luminosity Narrow Line AGN

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    Ari Laor

    2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    There is clear observational evidence that some narrow line (type 2) AGN have a hidden broad line region (BLR), and are thus intrinsically broad line (type 1) AGN. Does this AGN unification applies for all type 2 AGN? Indirect arguments suggest that some "true" type 2 AGN, i.e. AGN having no obscured BLR do exist, but it is not clear why the BLR is missing in these AGN. Here we point out a possible natural explanation. The observed radius-luminosity relation for the BLR implies an increasing line width with decreasing luminosity for a given black hole mass (Mbh). In addition, there appears to be an upper limit to the observed width of broad emission lines in AGN of Delta v_max~25,000 km/s, which may reflect a physical limit above which the BLR may not be able to survive. Thus, at a low enough luminosity the BLR radius shrinks below the Delta v_max radius, leaving no region where the BLR can exist, although the AGN may remain otherwise `normal'. The implied minimum bolometric luminosity required to sustain a BLR with Delta v<25,000 km/s is L_min~10^{41.8}(Mbh}/10^8M_sun)^2. All AGN with LAGN, i.e. narrow line AGN without a hidden BLR. Predictions for the true nature of low luminosity AGN in two samples of nearby galaxies are provided. These can be used to test the above L_min conjecture, and the predictions of other models for the size and origin of the BLR.

  16. wf01.xls

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  17. AGES: THE AGN AND GALAXY EVOLUTION SURVEY

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    Kochanek, C. S. [Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Eisenstein, D. J.; Caldwell, N.; Jones, C.; Murray, S. S.; Forman, W. R.; Green, P. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Cool, R. J. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Assef, R. J.; Eisenhardt, P.; Stern, D. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Jannuzi, B. T.; Dey, A. [NOAO, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Brown, M. J. I. [School of Physics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Gonzalez, A. H. [Department of Astronomy, Bryant Space Science Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES) is a redshift survey covering, in its standard fields, 7.7 deg{sup 2} of the Booetes field of the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey. The final sample consists of 23,745 redshifts. There are well-defined galaxy samples in 10 bands (the B{sub W} , R, I, J, K, IRAC 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 {mu}m, and MIPS 24 {mu}m bands) to a limiting magnitude of I < 20 mag for spectroscopy. For these galaxies, we obtained 18,163 redshifts from a sample of 35,200 galaxies, where random sparse sampling was used to define statistically complete sub-samples in all 10 photometric bands. The median galaxy redshift is 0.31, and 90% of the redshifts are in the range 0.085 < z < 0.66. Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) were selected as radio, X-ray, IRAC mid-IR, and MIPS 24 {mu}m sources to fainter limiting magnitudes (I < 22.5 mag for point sources). Redshifts were obtained for 4764 quasars and galaxies with AGN signatures, with 2926, 1718, 605, 119, and 13 above redshifts of 0.5, 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. We detail all the AGES selection procedures and present the complete spectroscopic redshift catalogs and spectral energy distribution decompositions. Photometric redshift estimates are provided for all sources in the AGES samples.

  18. Correlation between Galaxy Mergers and Luminous AGN

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    Hong, Jueun; Kim, Minjin; Ho, Luis C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is not yet clear what triggers the activity of active galactic nuclei (AGNs), but galaxy merging has been suspected to be one of the main mechanisms fuelling the activity. Using deep optical images taken at various ground-based telescopes, we investigate the fraction of galaxy mergers in 39 luminous AGNs (M$_{R}\\, \\lesssim$ -22.6 mag) at $z \\leq$ 0.3 (a median redshift of 0.155), of which the host galaxies are generally considered as early-type galaxies. Through visual inspection of the images, we find that 17 of 39 AGN host galaxies (43.6%) show the evidence for current or past mergers like tidal tails, shells, and disturbed morphology. In order to see if this fraction is abnormally high, we also examined the merging fraction of normal early-type galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Strip 82 data (a median redshift of 0.04), of which the surface-brightness limit is comparable to our imaging data. To correct for the effects related to the redshift difference of the two samples, we performed an i...

  19. Ultra-fast outflows (aka UFOs) from AGNs and QSOs

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    Cappi, M; Giustini, M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the last decade, strong observational evidence has been accumulated for the existence of massive, high velocity winds/outflows (aka Ultra Fast Outflows, UFOs) in nearby AGNs and in more distant quasars. Here we briefly review some of the most recent developments in this field and discuss the relevance of UFOs for both understanding the physics of accretion disk winds in AGNs, and for quantifying the global amount of AGN feedback on the surrounding medium.

  20. Blue Note

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    Murray Gibson

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne's Murray Gibson is a physicist whose life's work includes finding patterns among atoms. The love of distinguishing patterns also drives Gibson as a musician and Blues enthusiast."Blue" notes are very harmonic notes that are missing from the equal temperament scale.The techniques of piano blues and jazz represent the melding of African and Western music into something totally new and exciting.

  1. Blue Note

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    Murray Gibson

    2007-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne's Murray Gibson is a physicist whose life's work includes finding patterns among atoms. The love of distinguishing patterns also drives Gibson as a musician and Blues enthusiast."Blue" notes are very harmonic notes that are missing from the equal temperament scale.The techniques of piano blues and jazz represent the melding of African and Western music into something totally new and exciting.

  2. UHECRs from the Radio Lobes of AGNs

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    F. Fraschetti; F. Melia

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a stochastic mechanism of particle acceleration from first principles in an environment having properties like those of Radio Lobes in AGNs. We show that energies $\\sim 10^{20}$ eV are reached in $\\sim 10^6$ years for protons. Our results reopen the question regarding the nature of the high-energy cutoff in the observed spectrum: whether it is due solely to propagation effects, or whether it is also affected by the maximum energy permitted by the acceleration process itself.

  3. Multimedia Authoring for Communities of Teachers Agn`es Guerraz and Cecile Roisin and Jan Mikac and Romain Deltour

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Multimedia Authoring for Communities of Teachers Agn`es Guerraz and C´ecile Roisin and Jan Mik to produce, structure and share information. As this information becomes more and more multimedia in nature, the challenge is to build multimedia authoring and publishing tools that meets requirements of the community

  4. The Spatial Clustering of ROSAT All-Sky Survey AGNs III. Expanded Sample and Comparison with Optical AGNs

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    Krumpe, Mirko; Coil, Alison L; Aceves, Hector

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the third paper in a series that reports on our investigation of the clustering properties of AGNs identified in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS) and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). In this paper, we extend the redshift range to 0.07AGNs with and without radio detections as well as for X-ray selected narrow-line RASS/SDSS AGNs. We measure the clustering amplitude through cross-correlation functions (CCFs) with SDSS galaxies and derive the bias by applying a halo occupation distribution (HOD) model directly to the CCFs. We find no statistically convincing difference in the clustering of X-ray and optically-selected broad-line AGNs, as well as with samples in which radio-detected AGNs are excluded. This is in contrast to low redshift optically-selected narrow-line AGNs, where radio-loud AGNs are found in more massive halos than optical AGNs without a radio-detection. The typical dark matter halo mass...

  5. From gas to starburst and AGN

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    Johan H. Knapen

    2003-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Although it is clear that the circumnuclear regions of galaxies are intimately related to their host galaxies, most directly through their bars, it remains unclear what exactly initiates and fuels nuclear stellar (starburst) and non-stellar (AGN) activity. Deviations from axisymmetry in the gravitational potential of a galaxy, set up by a bar or an interaction, are known to cause gas inflow, and must at some scale and level be related to the fueling of AGN and starbursts. We review the observed relations between bars and interactions on the one, and nuclear activity of the Seyfert and starburst variety on the other hand, and conclude that none of these relations is particularly significant in a statistical sense, except in extreme and rare cases, such as ultra-luminous infrared galaxies. Nuclear rings of star formation, however, are not only related directly to non-axisymmetries in the potential, but also, it seems, to the occurrence of nuclear activity. Their role as potential tracers of the fueling process must be further explored.

  6. Spectral decomposition of broad-line agns and host galaxies

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    Vanden Berk, Daniel E.; Shen, Jiajian; /Penn State U., Astron. Astrophys.; Yip, Ching-Wa; /Pittsburgh U.; Schneider, Donald P.; /Penn State U., Astron. Astrophys.; Connolly,; /Pittsburgh U.; Burton, Ross E.; /Pittsburgh U. /Case Western Reserve U.; Jester, Sebastian; /Fermilab; Hall, Patrick B.; /York U., Canada; Szalay, Alex S.; /Johns Hopkins; Brinkmann, John; /Apache Point Observ.

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using an eigenspectrum decomposition technique, we separate the host galaxy from the broad line active galactic nucleus (AGN) in a set of 4666 spectra from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), from redshifts near zero up to about 0.75. The decomposition technique uses separate sets of galaxy and quasar eigenspectra to efficiently and reliably separate the AGN and host spectroscopic components. The technique accurately reproduces the host galaxy spectrum, its contributing fraction, and its classification. We show how the accuracy of the decomposition depends upon S/N, host galaxy fraction, and the galaxy class. Based on the eigencoefficients, the sample of SDSS broad-line AGN host galaxies spans a wide range of spectral types, but the distribution differs significantly from inactive galaxies. In particular, post-starburst activity appears to be much more common among AGN host galaxies. The luminosities of the hosts are much higher than expected for normal early-type galaxies, and their colors become increasingly bluer than early-type galaxies with increasing host luminosity. Most of the AGNs with detected hosts are emitting at between 1% and 10% of their estimated Eddington luminosities, but the sensitivity of the technique usually does not extend to the Eddington limit. There are mild correlations among the AGN and host galaxy eigencoefficients, possibly indicating a link between recent star formation and the onset of AGN activity. The catalog of spectral reconstruction parameters is available as an electronic table.

  7. Radio faint AGN: a tale of two populations

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    Padovani, P; Kellermann, K I; Miller, N; Mainieri, V; Tozzi, P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Extended Chandra Deep Field South (E-CDFS) Very Large Array sample, which reaches a flux density limit at 1.4 GHz of 32.5 microJy at the field centre and redshift ~ 4, and covers ~ 0.3 deg^2. Number counts are presented for the whole sample while the evolutionary properties and luminosity functions are derived for active galactic nuclei (AGN). The faint radio sky contains two totally distinct AGN populations, characterised by very different evolutions, luminosity functions, and Eddington ratios: radio-quiet (RQ)/radiative-mode, and radio-loud/jet-mode AGN. The radio power of RQ AGN evolves ~ (1+z)^2.5, similarly to star-forming galaxies, while the number density of radio-loud ones has a peak at ~ 0.5 and then declines at higher redshifts. The number density of radio-selected RQ AGN is consistent with that of X-ray selected AGN, which shows that we are sampling the same population. The unbiased fraction of radiative-mode RL AGN, derived from our own and previously published data, is a strong funct...

  8. Unveiling the distribution of absorption in the AGN population

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    Tom Dwelly; Mathew J. Page

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the very deep XMM-Newton observations in the CDF-S to measure the distribution of absorption in the AGN population. We describe the Monte Carlo method used to unveil the intrinsic properties of the AGN using their multi-band X-ray colours. The measured distribution of AGN in z, L_X and N_H space is compared with the distributions predicted by a number of XLFs and absorption models. In contrast to other studies, we do not find any evidence that the absorption distribution is dependent on redshift or intrinsic luminosity.

  9. Starbursts and AGN Fueling through Secular Evolution

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    F. Combes

    2006-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Except in the most extreme cases of nuclear activity, either starbursts or AGN, it is difficult to find observationnally a close link between the dynamics and the activity. Theoretically however, the necessary step to fuel the gas to the center, is that gravity torques are created through a non-axisymmetric pattern, either bar and/or spiral, triggered or not by a tidal interaction. We describe the sequence of processes for a typical evolution cycle for a spiral galaxy, and the possible efficient feedback mechanisms. The various morphologies and dynamical states of spiral galaxies are interpreted in terms of a sequence of evolutionary phases, and the corresponding time-scales can be estimated from observations. In this scenario, activity in galaxies is related to the appearance of bar instability, although they might not be synchronised in phase. The role of external gas accretion in the secular evolution is discussed.

  10. ETME 430 Fluid Power System Design Fall 2011 rev. 9-20-2011 LEC 01 W,F 11:00 11:50 Roberts Hall 209 LAB 02 M 11:00-12:50 EPS 136

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    Dyer, Bill

    ETME 430 Fluid Power System Design Fall 2011 rev. 9-20-2011 LEC 01 ­ W,F 11:00 ­ 11:50 Roberts Hall and assemble real-world, functional fluid power systems and controls. Understand what engineering references and application of fluid power technology in industry today. Students will learn to select components, design

  11. agn dusty tori: Topics by E-print Network

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

    high-ionization emission lines, and 3) viewing angle toward dusty tori based on mid-infrared color. Yoshiaki Taniguchi; Takashi Murayama; Hideaki Mouri 2000-01-26 2 AGN Dusty...

  12. agn snapshot survey: Topics by E-print Network

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

    8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Infrared Surveys for AGN CERN Preprints Summary: From the earliest extragalactic infrared...

  13. agn feedback observations: Topics by E-print Network

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    Christopher S; Heinz, Sebastian 2008-01-01 18 Feeding Versus Feedback in AGNs from Near-Infrared IFU Observations: The Case of Mrk79 CERN Preprints Summary: We have mapped the...

  14. agn feedback vlt: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Field South using X-ray and radio data for sample selection. Combined with archival far infrared data as a reliable tracer of star formation activity in the AGN host galaxies, we...

  15. Radio AGN evolution with low frequency radio surveys 

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    Ker, Louise Moira

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Supermassive black holes are leading candidates for the regulation of galaxy growth and evolution over cosmic time, via ‘feedback’ processes, whereby outflows from the Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) halt star formation ...

  16. Measuring AGN Feedback with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect

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    Scannapieco, Evan; Couchman, H M P

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most important and poorly-understood issues in structure formation is the role of outflows driven by active galactic nuclei (AGN). Using large-scale cosmological simulations, we compute the impact of such outflows on the small-scale distribution of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Like gravitationally-heated structures, AGN outflows induce CMB distortions both through thermal motions and peculiar velocities, by processes known as the thermal and kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effects, respectively. For AGN outflows the thermal SZ effect is dominant, doubling the angular power spectrum on arcminute scales. But the most distinct imprint of AGN feedback is a substantial increase in the thermal SZ distortions around elliptical galaxies, post-starburst ellipticals, and quasars, which is linearly proportional to the outflow energy. While point source subtraction is difficult for quasars, we show that by appropriately stacking microwave measurements around early-type galaxies, the new generation of...

  17. agn monitoring project: Topics by E-print Network

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    Yuzuru Yoshii 2008-10-16 6 The Lick AGN Monitoring Project: Velocity-Delay Maps from the Maximum-Entropy Method for Arp 151 CERN Preprints Summary: We present velocity-delay maps...

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  19. AGN: The High-Energy Status before INTEGRAL

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    W. Collmar

    2001-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Much progress in the knowledge of the high-energy emission (>50 keV) from Active Galactic Nuclei has been made during the last decade, predominately by the experiments aboard the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. After the end of the CGRO mission and prior to the upcoming INTEGRAL mission the current status of high-energy emission properties and scenarios is summarized for different AGN classes. In addition, prospects for INTEGRAL observations of AGN are given.

  20. Clustering Measurements of broad-line AGNs: Review and Future

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    Krumpe, Mirko; Coil, Alison L

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite substantial effort, the precise physical processes that lead to the growth of super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies are still not well understood. These phases of black hole growth are thought to be of key importance in understanding galaxy evolution. Forthcoming missions such as eROSITA, HETDEX, eBOSS, BigBOSS, LSST, and Pan-STARRS will compile by far the largest ever Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) catalogs which will allow us to measure the spatial distribution of AGNs in the universe with unprecedented accuracy. For the first time, AGN clustering measurements will reach a level of precision that will not only allow for an alternative approach to answering open questions in AGN/galaxy co-evolution but will open a new frontier, allowing us to precisely determine cosmological parameters. This paper reviews the large-scale clustering measurements of broad line AGNs. We summarize how clustering is measured and which constraints can be derived from AGN clustering measurements, we discuss re...

  1. Measuring AGN Feedback with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect

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    Evan Scannapieco; Robert J. Thacker; H. M. P. Couchman

    2007-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most important and poorly-understood issues in structure formation is the role of outflows driven by active galactic nuclei (AGN). Using large-scale cosmological simulations, we compute the impact of such outflows on the small-scale distribution of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Like gravitationally-heated structures, AGN outflows induce CMB distortions both through thermal motions and peculiar velocities, by processes known as the thermal and kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effects, respectively. For AGN outflows the thermal SZ effect is dominant, doubling the angular power spectrum on arcminute scales. But the most distinct imprint of AGN feedback is a substantial increase in the thermal SZ distortions around elliptical galaxies, post-starburst ellipticals, and quasars, which is linearly proportional to the outflow energy. While point source subtraction is difficult for quasars, we show that by appropriately stacking microwave measurements around early-type galaxies, the new generation of small-scale microwave telescopes will be able to directly measure AGN feedback at the level important for current theoretical models.

  2. Radio-AGN Feedback: When the Little Ones were Monsters

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    Williams, W L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of the evolution of the fraction of radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN) as a function of their host stellar mass. We make use of two samples of radio galaxies: one in the local universe, $0.01 10^{24}$ W/Hz at z ~ 1-2 while the radio-loud fraction for higher mass galaxies ($M_* > 10^{11.25}$ M$_{\\odot}$) remains the same. We argue that this increase is driven largely by the increase in cold or radiative mode accretion with increasing cold gas supply at earlier epochs. The increasing population of low mass Radio-Loud AGN can thus explain the upturn in the Radio Luminosity Function (RLF) at high redshift which is important for understanding the impact of AGN feedback in galaxy evolution.

  3. The Fueling and Evolution of AGN: Internal and External Triggers

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    Shardha Jogee

    2008-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this chapter, I review the fueling and evolution of active galactic nuclei (AGN) under the influence of internal and external triggers, namely intrinsic properties of host galaxies (morphological or Hubble type, color, presence of bars and other non-axisymmetric features, etc) and external factors such as environment and interactions. The most daunting challenge in fueling AGN is arguably the angular momentum problem as even matter located at a radius of a few hundred pc must lose more than 99.99 % of its specific angular momentum before it is fit for consumption by a BH. I review mass accretion rates, angular momentum requirements, the effectiveness of different fueling mechanisms, and the growth and mass density of black BHs at different epochs. I discuss connections between the nuclear and larger-scale properties of AGN, both locally and at intermediate redshifts, outlining some recent results from the GEMS and GOODS HST surveys.

  4. The role of an accretion disk in AGN variability

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    B. Czerny

    2004-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Optically thick accretion disks are considered to be important ingredients of luminous AGN. The claim of their existence is well supported by observations and recent years brought some progress in understanding of their dynamics. However, the role of accretion disks in optical/UV/X-ray variability of AGN is not quite clear. Most probably, in short timescales the disk reprocesses the variable X-ray flux but at longer timescales the variations of the disk structure lead directly to optical/UV variations as well as affect, or even create, the X-ray variability pattern. We urgently need a considerable progress in time-dependent disk models to close the gap between the theory and the stream of data coming from the AGN monitoring.

  5. Multidimensional analysis of X-ray variability of AGN

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    A. V. Halevin

    2004-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we analyzed X-ray light curves of active galactic nucleus NGC 4051 obtained using Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer of Chandra satellite. Taking into account mainly flaring behaviour of AGNs we have used wavelet analysis for searching of short time lived events on light curves.

  6. Average Fe K-alpha emission from distant AGN

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    Corral, A; Carrera, F J; Barcons, X; Mateos, S; Ebrero, J; Krumpe, M; Schwope, A; Tedds, J A; Watson, M G

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most important parameters in the XRB (X-ray background) synthesis models is the average efficiency of accretion onto SMBH (super-massive black holes). This can be inferred from the shape of broad relativistic Fe lines seen in X-ray spectra of AGN (active galactic nuclei). Several studies have tried to measure the mean Fe emission properties of AGN at different depths with very different results. We compute the mean Fe emission from a large and representative sample of AGN X-ray spectra up to redshift ~ 3.5. We developed a method of computing the rest-frame X-ray average spectrum and applied it to a large sample (more than 600 objects) of type 1 AGN from two complementary medium sensitivity surveys based on XMM-Newton data, the AXIS and XWAS samples. This method makes use of medium-to-low quality spectra without needing to fit complex models to the individual spectra but with computing a mean spectrum for the whole sample. Extensive quality tests were performed by comparing real to simulated data, a...

  7. Interaction of the AGN and X-ray Emitting Gas

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    Paul Nulsen

    2003-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The process that prevents the deposition of cooled gas in cooling flows must rely on feedback in order to maintain gas with short cooling times, while preventing the bulk of the gas from cooling to low temperatures. The primary candidate for the feedback mechanism is the accretion of cooled and cooling gas by an active galactic nucleus (AGN). Despite some difficulties with this model, the high incidence of central radio sources in cooling flows and the common occurrence of radio lobe cavities, together, support this view. The Bondi accretion rate for the intracluster gas onto the AGN depends on the gas properties only through its specific entropy and that is governed directly by competition between heating and cooling. This provides a viable link for the feedback process. It is argued that the mass accreted between outbursts by the central AGN is only sensitive to the mass of the black hole and the gas temperature. Bondi accretion by an AGN leads to a simple expression for outburst energy that can be tested against observations.

  8. Average Fe K-alpha emission from distant AGN

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    A. Corral; M. J. Page; F. J. Carrera; X. Barcons; S. Mateos; J. Ebrero; M. Krumpe; A. Schwope; J. A. Tedds; M. G. Watson

    2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most important parameters in the XRB (X-ray background) synthesis models is the average efficiency of accretion onto SMBH (super-massive black holes). This can be inferred from the shape of broad relativistic Fe lines seen in X-ray spectra of AGN (active galactic nuclei). Several studies have tried to measure the mean Fe emission properties of AGN at different depths with very different results. We compute the mean Fe emission from a large and representative sample of AGN X-ray spectra up to redshift ~ 3.5. We developed a method of computing the rest-frame X-ray average spectrum and applied it to a large sample (more than 600 objects) of type 1 AGN from two complementary medium sensitivity surveys based on XMM-Newton data, the AXIS and XWAS samples. This method makes use of medium-to-low quality spectra without needing to fit complex models to the individual spectra but with computing a mean spectrum for the whole sample. Extensive quality tests were performed by comparing real to simulated data, and a significance for the detection of any feature over an underlying continuum was derived. We detect with a 99.9% significance an unresolved Fe K-alpha emission line around 6.4 keV with an EW ~ 90 eV, but we find no compelling evidence of any significant broad relativistic emission line in the final average spectrum. Deviations from a power law around the narrow line are best represented by a reflection component arising from cold or low-ionization material. We estimate an upper limit for the EW of any relativistic line of 400 eV at a 3 sigma confidence level. We also marginally detect the so-called Iwasawa-Taniguchi effect on the EW for the unresolved emission line, which appears weaker for higher luminosity AGN.

  9. Radiation Pressure Supported Starburst Disks and AGN Fueling

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    Todd A. Thompson; Eliot Quataert; Norm Murray

    2005-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the structure of marginally Toomre-stable starburst disks under the assumption that radiation pressure on dust grains provides the dominant vertical support against gravity. This is particularly appropriate when the disk is optically thick to its own IR radiation, as in the central regions of ULIRGs. Because the disk radiates at its Eddington limit, the Schmidt-law for star formation changes in the optically-thick limit, with the star formation rate per unit area scaling as Sigma_g/kappa, where Sigma_g is the gas surface density and kappa is the mean opacity. We show that optically thick starburst disks have a characteristic flux and dust effective temperature of F ~ 10^{13} L_sun/kpc^2 and T_eff ~ 90K, respectively. We compare our predictions with observations and find good agreement. We extend our model from many-hundred parsec scales to sub-parsec scales and address the problem of fueling AGN. We assume that angular momentum transport proceeds via global torques rather than a local viscosity. We account for the radial depletion of gas due to star formation and find a strong bifurcation between two classes of disk models: (1) solutions with a starburst on large scales that consumes all of the gas with little fueling of a central AGN and (2) models with an outer large-scale starburst accompanied by a more compact starburst on 1-10 pc scales and a bright central AGN. The luminosity of the latter models is in many cases dominated by the AGN. We show that the vertical thickness of the starburst disk on pc scales can approach h ~ r, perhaps accounting for the nuclear obscuration in some Type 2 AGN. We also argue that the disk of young stars in the Galactic Center may be the remnant of such a compact nuclear starburst.

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  11. Constraints on AGN accretion disc viscosity derived from continuum variability

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    Rhaana L. C. Starling; Aneta Siemiginowska; Phil Uttley; Roberto Soria

    2003-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimate a value of the viscosity parameter in AGN accretion discs for the PG quasar sample. We assume that optical variability on time-scales of months to years is caused by local instabilities in the inner accretion disc. Comparing the observed variability time-scales to the thermal time-scales of alpha-disc models we obtain constraints on the viscosity parameter for the sample. We find that, at a given L/L_Edd, the entire sample is consistent with a single value of the viscosity parameter, alpha. We obtain constraints of 0.01 < alpha < 0.03 for 0.01 < L/L_Edd < 1.0. This narrow range suggests that these AGN are all seen in a single state, with a correspondingly narrow spread of black hole masses or accretion rates. The value of alpha we derive is consistent with predictions by current simulation s in which MHD turbulence is the primary viscosity mechanism.

  12. Key Science Observations of AGNs with KaVA Array

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    Kino, Motoki; Zhao, Guang-Yao; Sohn, Bong Won

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    KaVA (KVN and VERA Array) is a new combined VLBI array with KVN (Korean VLBI Network) and VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry). First, we briefly review the imaging capabilities of KaVA array which actually achieves more than three times better dynamic range than that achieved by VERA alone. The KaVA images clearly show detailed structures of extended radio jets in AGNs. Next, we represent the key science program to be led by KaVA AGN sub working group. We will conduct the monitoring observations of Sgr A* and M87 because of the largeness of their central super-massive black hole angular sizes. The main science goals of the program are (i) testing magnetically-driven-jet paradigm by mapping velocity fields of the M87 jet, and (ii) obtaining tight constraints on physical properties of radio emitting region in Sgr A*.

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

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    D. Grupe; H. -C Thomas

    2002-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. On Black Hole Masses and Radio Loudness in AGN

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    Ari Laor

    2000-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The distribution of radio to optical fluxes in AGN is bimodal. The physical origin for this bimodality is not understood. In this Letter I describe observational evidence, based on the Boroson & Green PG quasar sample, that the radio loudness bimodality is strongly related to the black hole mass (M_BH). Nearly all PG quasars with M_BH>10^9M_sun are radio loud, while quasars with M_BH<3x10^8M_sun are practically all radio quiet. This result is consistent with the dependence of quasar host galaxy morphology on radio loudness. There is no simple physical explanation for this result, but it may provide a clue on how jets are formed near massive black holes. The radio loudness--black hole mass relationship suggests that the properties of various types of AGN may be largely set by three basic parameters, M_BH, L/L_Eddington, and inclination angle.

  15. [On the jet contribution to the AGN cosmic energy budget

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    A. Cattaneo; P. N. Best

    2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Black holes release energy via the production of photons in their accretion discs but also via the acceleration of jets. We investigate the relative importance of these two paths over cosmic time by determining the mechanical luminosity function (LF) of radio sources and by comparing it to a previous determination of the bolometric LF of active galactic nuclei (AGN) from X-ray, optical and infrared observations. The mechanical LF of radio sources is computed in two steps: the determination of the mechanical luminosity as a function of the radio luminosity and its convolution with the radio LF of radio sources. Even with the large uncertainty deriving from the former, we can conclude that the contribution of jets is unlikely to be much larger than 10% of the AGN energy budget at any cosmic epoch.

  16. Properties of AGN coronae in the NuSTAR era

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    Fabian, A C; Kara, E; Parker, M L; Vasudevan, R; Reynolds, C S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The focussing optics of NuSTAR have enabled high signal-to-noise spectra to be obtained from many X-ray bright Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and Galactic Black Hole Binaries (BHB). Spectral modelling then allows robust characterization of the spectral index and upper energy cutoff of the coronal power-law continuum, after accounting for reflection and absorption effects. Spectral-timing studies, such as reverberation and broad iron line fitting, of these sources yield coronal sizes, often showing them to be small and in the range of 3 to 10 gravitational radii in size. Our results indicate that coronae are hot and radiatively compact, lying close to the boundary of the region in the compactness - temperature diagram which is forbidden due to runaway pair production. The coincidence suggests that pair production and annihilation are essential ingredients in the coronae of AGN and BHB and that they control the shape of the observed spectra.

  17. XMM-Newton Observations of AGN Iron Line Profiles

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    James Reeves

    2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    XMM-Newton observations of type I AGN are presented. The properties of the iron K emission line are reviewed, the majority of AGN observed by XMM-Newton show narrow, unresolved (by XMM) iron lines at 6.4 keV from cold matter that must originate far from the inner accretion disc, perhaps in the putative torus or outer broad line region. The strength of this narrow line appears to decrease with luminosity, implying a reduction in the covering fraction of this material in the more luminous quasars. Few examples of the broad, relativistic iron line profile have been found by XMM-Newton, although in MCG -6-30-15, the extreme breadth of the broad line component may imply a Kerr metric for the central black hole. Generally, relativistic Fe K line profiles are not required in a number of other Seyfert 1 X-ray spectra.

  18. Adiabatic expansion and magnetic fields in AGN jets

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    A. B. Pushkarev; Y. Y. Kovalev; A. P. Lobanov

    2008-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of high-resolution simultaneous multi-frequency 8.1-15.4 GHz VLBA polarimetric observations of relativistic jets in active galactic nuclei (the MOJAVE-2 project) are analyzed. We compare characteristics of VLBI features with jet model predictions and test if adiabatic expansion is a dominating mechanism for the evolution of relativistic shocks in parsec-scale AGN jets. We also discuss magnetic field configuration, both predicted by the model and deduced from electric vector position angle measurements.

  19. Time variability of AGN and heating of cooling flows

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    Carlo Nipoti; James Binney

    2005-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    There is increasing evidence that AGN mechanical feedback is important in the energetics of cooling flows in galaxies and galaxy clusters. We investigate the implications of the variability of AGN mechanical luminosity L_m on observations of cooling flows and radio galaxies in general. It is natural to assume that l=ln(L_m/L_x) is a Gaussian process. Then L_m will be log-normally distributed at fixed cooling luminosity L_x, and the variance in a measure of L_m will increase with the time-resolution of the measure. We test the consistency of these predictions with existing data. These tests hinge on the power spectrum of l(t). Monitoring of Seyfert galaxies combined with estimates of the duty cycle of quasars imply flicker noise spectra, similar to those of microquasars. We combine a sample of sources in cooling flows that have cavities with the assumption that the average mechanical luminosity of the AGN equals L_x. Given that the mechanical luminosities are characterized by flicker noise, we find that their spectral amplitudes lie between the estimated amplitudes of quasars and the measured values for the radio luminosities of microquasars. The model together with the observation that powerful radio galaxies lie within a narrow range in optical luminosity, predicts the luminosity function of radio galaxies, in agreement with observations. Forthcoming radio surveys will test the prediction that the luminosity function turns over at about the smallest luminosities so far probed. [Abridged

  20. Parsec-Scale Jet-Environment Interactions in AGN

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    Matthew L. Lister

    2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations made with the VLBA have led to fundamental advances in our understanding of how radio jets in AGN evolve from parsec-scales out to distances exceeding several hundred kiloparsecs. In this review I discuss current models of young radio source evolution, as well as the observational evidence for a rapid change in jet properties on scales of ~1 kpc. A central topic of current debate is the relative importance of intermittent jet fueling versus jet-environment interactions in causing a drop-off in powerful radio sources at this critical evolutionary stage. Recent 3-D hydrodynamical jet simulations suggest that dense environments and cloud collisions can temporarily stifle, but not completely halt powerful relativistic jets. Several VLBA studies of jet-ISM interactions in both blazars and weak Seyfert jets have indicated that collimated outflows are indeed possible in dense environments. At present, the bulk of the evidence favors intermittent AGN accretion as the dominant factor in determining the evolutionary path of large numbers of AGN jets.

  1. Three years of Swift/BAT Survey of AGN: Reconciling Theory and Observations?

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    Burlon, D.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Ajello, M.; /SLAC /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Greiner, J.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Comastri, A.; /Muenchen, Tech. U. Universe; Merloni, A.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE /Muenchen, Tech. U. Universe; Gehrels, N.; /NASA, Goddard

    2011-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well accepted that unabsorbed as well as absorbed AGN are needed to explain the nature and the shape of the Cosmic X-ray background, even if the fraction of highly absorbed objects (dubbed Compton-thick sources) substantially still escapes detection. We derive and analyze the absorption distribution using a complete sample of AGN detected by Swift-BAT in the first three years of the survey. The fraction of Compton-thick AGN represents only 4.6% of the total AGN population detected by Swift-BAT. However, we show that once corrected for the bias against the detection of very absorbed sources the real intrinsic fraction of Compton-thick AGN is 20{sub -6}{sup +9}%. We proved for the first time (also in the BAT band) that the anti-correlation of the fraction of absorbed AGN and luminosity it tightly connected to the different behavior of the luminosity functions (XLFs) of absorbed and unabsorbed AGN. This points towards a difference between the two subsamples of objects with absorbed AGN being, on average, intrinsically less luminous than unobscured ones. Moreover the XLFs show that the fraction of obscured AGN might also decrease at very low luminosity. This can be successfully interpreted in the framework of a disk cloud outflow scenario as the disappearance of the obscuring region below a critical luminosity. Our results are discussed in the framework of population synthesis models and the origin of the Cosmic X-ray Background.

  2. Blazars and the emerging AGN/black hole X-ray binary paradigm

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    P. Uttley

    2005-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly review the emerging paradigm which links the radio-quiet and radio-loud classes of AGN to the different accretion states observed in stellar mass black hole X-ray binary systems (BHXRBs), and discuss the relevance of the AGN/BHXRB connection to blazar variability.

  3. The Host Galaxies and Narrow Line Regions of Four Double-Peaked [OIII] AGN

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    Villforth, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Major gas-rich mergers of galaxies are expected to play an important role in triggering and fuelling luminous AGN. We present deep multi-band (u/r/z) imaging and long slit spectroscopy of four double-peaked [OIII] emitting AGN, a class of objects associated with either kcp-separated binary AGN or final stage major mergers, though AGN with complex narrow-line regions are known contaminants. Such objects are of interest since they represent the onset of AGN activity during the merger process. Three of the objects studied have been confirmed as major mergers using near-infrared imaging, one is a confirmed X-ray binary AGN. All AGN are luminous and have redshifts of 0.1 < z < 0.4. Deep r-band images show that a majority (3/4) of the sources have disturbed host morphologies and tidal features, while the remaining source is morphologically undisturbed down to low surface brightness limits. The lack of morphological disturbances in this galaxy despite the fact that is is a close binary AGN suggests that the me...

  4. Discovery of an ultrasoft transient ROSAT AGN: WPVS007

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    D. Grupe; K. Beuermann; K. Mannheim; H. -C. Thomas; D. deMartino; H. H. Fink

    1995-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We have identified the ROSAT source RX J0039.2-5117 with the previously almost unknown `narrow line' Seyfert 1 galaxy WPVS007 (z=0.028). The X-ray source displays quite unusual properties for an AGN. It was bright and ultrasoft in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS) and found at a level lower by a factor of ~ 400 in PSPC count rate in 1993. The implied 0.1-2.4 keV luminosity during the RASS was ~ 10^{37} W. We discuss possible explanations for the extremely soft X-ray spectrum and the observed variability.

  5. BRIEFING NOTES November 2010

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    Mound, Jon

    and EU, have promoted biofuel advancement which has #12;Briefing Note. November 2010. SustainableBRIEFING NOTES November 2010 Sustainable biofuels in Africa: cultivation of Jatropha curcas in Mali Background Case study 1 - Mali Case study 2 - Malawi Policy recommendations Biofuel cultivation worldwide

  6. Images clockwise: Leonid Tishkov Private Moon, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Moon Goose Analogue and Liliane Lijn, The Arts Catalyst present

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    Zharkova, Valentina V.

    Images clockwise: Leonid Tishkov Private Moon, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Moon Goose Analogue and Liliane.artscatalyst.org/moon Agnes Meyer-Brandis | Katie Paterson | Liliane Lijn | Leonid Tishkov | WE COLONISED THE MOON | Moon international artists including Liliane Lijn, Leonid Tishkov, Katie Paterson, Agnes Meyer Brandis and WE

  7. AGN Environments in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey I: Dependence on Type, Redshift, and Luminosity

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    Natalie E. Strand; Robert J. Brunner; Adam D. Myers

    2008-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore how the local environment is related to the redshift, type, and luminosity of active galactic nuclei (AGN). Recent simulations and observations are converging on the view that the extreme luminosity of quasars is fueled in major mergers of gas-rich galaxies. In such a picture, quasars are expected to be located in regions with a higher density of galaxies on small scales where mergers are more likely to take place. However, in this picture, the activity observed in low-luminosity AGN is due to secular processes that are less dependent on the local galaxy density. To test this hypothesis, we compare the local photometric galaxy density on kiloparsec scales around spectroscopic Type I and Type II quasars to the local density around lower luminosity spectroscopic Type I and Type II AGN. To minimize projection effects and evolution in the photometric galaxy sample we use to characterize AGN environments, we place our random control sample at the same redshift as our AGN and impose a narrow redshift window around both the AGN and control targets. We find that higher luminosity AGN have more overdense environments compared to lower luminosity AGN on all scales out to our $2\\Mpchseventy$ limit. Additionally, in the range $0.3\\leqslant z\\leqslant 0.6$, Type II quasars have similarly overdense environments to those of bright Type I quasars on all scales out to our $2\\Mpchseventy$ limit, while the environment of dimmer Type I quasars appears to be less overdense than the environment of Type II quasars. We see increased overdensity for Type II AGN compared to Type I AGN on scales out to our limit of $2\\Mpchseventy$ in overlapping redshift ranges. We also detect marginal evidence for evolution in the number of galaxies within $2\\Mpchseventy$ of a quasar with redshift.

  8. Simulations of the OzDES AGN Reverberation Mapping Project

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    King, Anthea L; Davis, Tamara M; Denney, K D; Kochanek, C S; Peterson, Bradley M; Skielboe, Andreas; Vestergaard, Marianne; Huff, Eric; Watson, Darach; Banerji, Manda; McMahon, Richard; Sharp, Rob; Lidman, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the OzDES spectroscopic survey we are carrying out a large scale reverberation mapping study of $\\sim$500 quasars over five years in the 30 deg$^2$ area of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) supernova fields. These quasars have redshifts ranging up to 4 and have apparent AB magnitudes between $16.8AGN and constrain the radius-luminosity ($R-L$) relationship. Here we investigate the expected efficiency of the OzDES reverberation mapping campaign and its possible extensions. We expect to recover lags for $\\sim$35-45\\% of the quasars. AGN with shorter lags and greater variability are more likely to yield a lag, and objects with lags $\\lesssim$6 month or $\\sim$1 year are expected be recovered the most accurately. The baseline OzDES reverberation mapping campaign is predicted to produce an ...

  9. Cooling, AGN Feedback and Star Formation in Simulated Cool-Core Galaxy Clusters

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    Li, Yuan; Ruszkowski, Mateusz; Voit, G Mark; O'Shea, Brian W; Donahue, Megan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulations of active galactic nuclei (AGN) feedback in cool-core galaxy clusters have successfully avoided classical cooling flows, but often produce too much cold gas. We perform adaptive mesh simulations that include momentum-driven AGN feedback, self-gravity, star formation and stellar feedback, focusing on the interplay between cooling, AGN heating and star formation in an isolated cool-core cluster. Cold clumps triggered by AGN jets and turbulence form filamentary structures tens of kpc long. This cold gas feeds both star formation and the supermassive black hole (SMBH), triggering an AGN outburst that increases the entropy of the ICM and reduces its cooling rate. Within 1-2 Gyr, star formation completely consumes the cold gas, leading to a brief shutoff of the AGN. The ICM quickly cools and redevelops multiphase gas, followed by another cycle of star formation/AGN outburst. Within 6.5 Gyr, we observe three such cycles. There is good agreement between our simulated cluster and the observations...

  10. AGN Clustering in the Local Universe: An Unbiased Picture from Swift-BAT

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    Cappelluti, N.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Ajello, M.; /SLAC /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Burlon, D.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Krumpe, M.; /San Diego, CASS; Miyaji, T.; /Observ. Astron. Natl., Ensenada; Bonoli, S.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst.; Greiner, J.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE

    2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the clustering measurement of hard X-ray selected AGN in the local Universe. We used a sample of 199 sources spectroscopically confirmed detected by Swift-BAT in its 15-55 keV all-sky survey. We measured the real space projected auto-correlation function and detected a signal significant on projected scales lower than 200 Mpc/h. We measured a correlation length of r{sub 0} = 5.56{sup +0.49}{sub -0.43} Mpc/h and a slope {gamma} = 1.64{sup -0.08}{sub -0.07}. We also measured the auto-correlation function of Tyep I and Type II AGN and found higher correlation length for Type I AGN. We have a marginal evidence of luminosity dependent clustering of AGN, as we detected a larger correlation length of luminous AGN than that of low luminosity sources. The corresponding typical host DM halo masses of Swift-BAT are {approx} log(M{sub DMH) {approx} 12-14 h{sup -1}M/M{sub {circle_dot}} which is the typical mass of a galaxy group. We estimated that the local AGN population has a typical lifetime {tau}{sub AGN} {approx}0.7 Gyr, it is powered by SMBH with mass M{sub BH} {approx}1-10x10{sup 8} M{sub {circle_dot}} and accreting with very low efficiency, log({epsilon}){approx}-2.0>. We also conclude that local AGN galaxies are typically red-massive galaxies with stellar mass of the order 2-80x10{sup 10} h{sup -1}M{sub {circle_dot}}. We compared our results with clustering predictions of merger-driven AGN triggering models and found a good agreement.

  11. Does Dissipation in AGN Disks Couple to the Total Pressure?

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    E. T. Vishniac

    1993-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent work on the transport of angular momentum in accretion disks suggests that the Velikhov-Chandrasekhar instability, in which a large scale magnetic field generates small scale eddys in a shearing environment, may be ultimately responsible for this process. Although there is considerable controversy about the origin and maintenance of this field in accretion disks, it turns out that it is possible to argue, quite generally, using scaling arguments, that this process is sensitive to the total pressure in an AGN disk, rather than the pressure contributed by gas alone. We conclude that the resolution of the conceptual difficulties implied by the presence of strong thermal and viscous instabilities in radiation pressure and electron scattering dominated does not lie in models that couple the total dissipation rate to the gas pressure alone, or to some weighted mean of the gas and radiation pressures.

  12. Optical Spectroscopic ATLAS of the MOJAVE/2cm AGN Sample

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    Torrealba, Janet; Cruz-González, Irene; Arshakian, Tigran G; Bertone, Emanuele; Rosa-González, Daniel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an optical spectroscopic atlas at intermediate resolution (8 -15 A) for 124 core-dominated radio-loud active galactic nuclei with relativistic jets, drawn from the MOJAVE/2cm sample at 15GHz. It is the first time that spectroscopic and photometric parameters for a large sample of such type of AGN are presented. The atlas includes spectral parameters for the emission lines Hbeta, [O III] 5007, Mg II 2798 and/or C IV 1549 and corresponding data for the continuum, as well as the luminosities and equivalent widths of the Fe II UV/optical. It also contains the homogeneous photometric information in the B-band for 242 sources of the sample, with a distribution peak at BJ=18.0 and a magnitude interval of 11.1< BJ <23.7.

  13. Relativistic Effects on Reflection X-ray Spectra of AGN

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    Lee, Khee-Gan; /University Coll. London; Fuerst, Steven V.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Brandwardi-Raymond, Graziella; Wu, Kinwah; Crowley, Oliver; /University Coll. London

    2007-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calculated the reflection component of the X-ray spectra of active galactic nuclei (AGN) and shown that they can be significantly modified by the relativistic motion of the accretion flow and various gravitational effects of the central black hole. The absorption edges in the reflection spectra suffer severe energy shifts and smearing. The degree of distortion depends on the system parameters, and the dependence is stronger for some parameters such as the inner radius of the accretion disk and the disk viewing inclination angles. The relativistic effects are significant and are observable. Improper treatment of the reflection component of the X-ray continuum in spectral fittings will give rise to spurious line-like features, which will mimic the fluorescent emission lines and mask the relativistic signatures of the lines.

  14. IC5063: AGN driven outflow of warm and cold gas

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    R. Morganti; J. Holt; L. Saripalli; T. A. Oosterloo; C. N. Tadhunter

    2007-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new ATCA 17- and 24-GHz radio images and ESO-NTT optical spectra of the radio-loud Seyfert galaxy IC5063, the first galaxy in which a fast (~ 600 km/s) outflow of neutral hydrogen was discovered. The new radio data confirm the triple radio structure with a central core and two resolved radio lobes. This implies that the previously detected fast outflow of neutral gas is occurring off-nucleus, near a radio lobe about 0.5 kpc from the core. The ionised gas shows complex kinematics in the region co-spatial with the radio emission. Broad and blueshifted (~ 500 km/s) emission is observed in the region of the radio lobe, at the same location as the blueshifted HI absorption. The velocity of the ionised outflow is similar to the one found in HI. The first order correspondence between the radio and optical properties suggests that the outflow is driven by the interaction between the radio jet and the ISM. Despite the high outflow velocities, no evidence is found for the ionisation of the gas being due to fast shocks in the region of the outflow, indicating that photoionisation from the AGN is likely to be the dominant ionisation mechanism. The outflow rate of the warm (ionised) gas is small compared to that of the cold gas. The mass outflow rate associated with the HI is in the same range as for ``mild'' starburst-driven superwinds in ULIRGs. However, in IC5063, the AGN-driven outflow appears to be limited to the inner kpc region of the galaxy. The kinetic power associated with the HI outflow is a small fraction (a few x 10^-4) of the Eddington luminosity of the galaxy but is a significant fraction (~ 0.1) of the nuclear bolometric luminosity. In IC5063, the outflows may have sufficient kinetic power to have a significant impact on the evolution of the ISM in the host galaxy.

  15. What Can We Learn from the Smallest AGN?

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    Ari Laor

    2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Quite a few things. In particular, reverberation mapping of NGC 4395, the lowest luminosity type 1 Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN, L_bol~10^40 erg/s) revealed a size of only ~1 light hour for the C IV broad line region (BLR), which is by far the smallest BLR. This, together with a similar determination of a size of ~200 light days in a luminous quasar (Kaspi et al. 2007), suggests that the R_BLR\\propto L^1/2 relation holds over a range of 10^7 in L. This relation was suggested to result from dust sublimation, which sets R_BLR. This suggestion was beautifully confirmed recently by the dust reverberation results of Suganuma et al. (2006). The R_BLR\\propto L^1/2 relation implies that the broad lines width increases with decreasing luminosity according to v\\propto L^-1/4. But, there is an observational cutoff at v~25,000 km/s, and thus below a certain threshold L the BLR would not be detectable. Such objects constitute the so-called "true type 2" AGN (e.g. most FR I radio galaxies). The physical origin of the BLR gas is not established yet, but high quality Keck spectra of the Halpha profile in NGC 4395 rule out a clumped distribution, and indicate that the gas resides in a smooth flow, most likely in a thick rotationally supported configuration. The Halpha line also reveals extended exponential wings, which are well modeled by electron scattering within the BLR emitting gas. Such wings can be used as a direct probe of the BLR temperature and optical depth.

  16. What controls the [O III] 5007 line strength in AGN?

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    Alexei Baskin; Ari Laor

    2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    AGN display an extreme range in the narrow emission line equivalent widths. Specifically, in the PG quasar sample the equivalent width of the narrow [O III] 5007 line has a range of >300, while the broad Hb line, for example, has a range of 10 only. The strength of [O III] 5007 is modulated by the covering factor, CF, of the narrow line region (NLR) gas, its density n_e, and ionization parameter U. To explore which of these factors produces the observed large range in [O III] 5007 strength, we measure the strength of the matching narrow Hb and [O III] 4363 lines, detected in 40 out of the 87 z<0.5 PG quasars in the Boroson & Green sample. The photoionization code CLOUDY is then used to infer CF, n_e, and U in each object, assuming a single uniform emitting zone. We find that the range of CF (~0.02-0.2) contributes about twice as much as the range in both n_e and U towards modulating the strength of the [O III] 5007 line. The CF is inversely correlated with luminosity, but it is not correlated with L_Edd as previously speculated. The single zone [O III] 5007 emitting region is rather compact, having R=40L_44^0.45 pc. These emission lines can also be fit with an extreme two zone model, where [O III] 4363 is mostly emitted by a dense (n_e=10^7) inner zone at R=L_44^0.5 pc, and [O III] 5007 by a low density (n_e=10^3) extended outer zone at R=750L_44^0.34 pc. Such an extended [O III] 5007 emission should be well resolved by HST imaging of luminous AGN. Further constraints on the radial gas distribution in the NLR can be obtained from the spectral shape of the IR continuum emitted by the associated dust.

  17. A diversity of dusty AGN tori: Data release for the VLTI/MIDI AGN Large Program and first results for 23 galaxies

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    Burtscher, Leonard; Tristram, Konrad R W; Jaffe, Walter; Hönig, Sebastian F; Davies, Richard I; Kishimoto, Makoto; Pott, Jörg-Uwe; Röttgering, Huub; Schartmann, Marc; Weigelt, Gerd; Wolf, Sebastian

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AGN-heated dust distribution (the "torus") is increasingly recognized not only as the absorber required in unifying models, but as a tracer for the reservoir that feeds the nuclear Super-Massive Black Hole. Yet, even its most basic structural properties (such as its extent, geometry and elongation) are unknown for all but a few archetypal objects. Since most AGNs are unresolved in the mid-infrared, we utilize the MID-infrared interferometric Instrument (MIDI) at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) that is sensitive to structures as small as a few milli-arcseconds (mas). We present here an extensive amount of new interferometric observations from the MIDI AGN Large Program (2009 - 2011) and add data from the archive to give a complete view of the existing MIDI observations of AGNs. Additionally, we have obtained high-quality mid-infrared spectra from VLT/VISIR. We present correlated and total flux spectra for 23 AGNs and derive flux and size estimates at 12 micron using simple axisymmetric geome...

  18. Discovery of 10 micron silicate emission in quasars. Evidence of the AGN unification scheme

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    R. Siebenmorgen; M. Haas; E. Kr"ugel; B. Schulz

    2005-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    According to the unified scheme, AGN are surrounded by a dust-torus, and the observed diversity of AGN properties results from the different orientations relative to our line of sight. The strong resonance of silicate dust at 10 micron is therefore, as expected, seen in absorption towards many type-2 AGN. In type-1 AGN, it should be seen in emission because the hot inner surface of the dust torus becomes visible. However, this has not been observed so far, thus challenging the unification scheme or leading to exotic modifications of the dust-torus model. Here we report the discovery of the 10 micron silicate feature in emission in two luminous quasars with the Infrared Spectrograph of the Spitzer Space Telescope.

  19. all-sky survey agn: Topics by E-print Network

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    sky coverage each orbit, and full sky coverage each 50 days, hard x-ray studies of gamma-ray bursts, AGN, galactic transients, x-ray binaries and accretion-powered pulsars can be...

  20. Constraints on black hole fuelling modes from the clustering of X-ray AGN

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    Fanidakis, N; Mountrichas, G; Krumpe, M; Baugh, C M; Lacey, C G; Frenk, C S; Miyaji, T; Benson, A J

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a clustering analysis of X-ray selected AGN by compiling X-ray samples from the literature and re-estimating the dark matter (DM) halo masses of AGN in a uniform manner. We find that moderate luminosity AGN (Lx(2-10 keV)=10^42-10^44 erg/sec) in the z=0-1.3 Universe are typically found in DM haloes with masses of ~10^13 Msun. We then compare our findings to the theoretical predictions of the coupled galaxy and black hole formation model GALFORM. We find good agreement when our calculation includes the hot-halo mode of accretion onto the central black hole. This type of accretion, which is additional to the common cold accretion during disk instabilities and galaxy mergers, is tightly coupled to the AGN feedback in the model. The hot-halo mode becomes prominent in DM haloes with masses greater than ~10^12.5 Msun, where AGN feedback typically operates, giving rise to a distinct class of moderate luminosity AGN that inhabit rich clusters and superclusters. Cold gas fuelling of the black hole cannot pro...

  1. AGN clustering in the local Universe: an unbiased picture from Swift-BAT

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    Cappelluti, N; Burlon, D; Krumpe, M; Miyaji, T; Bonoli, S; Greiner, J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the clustering measurement of hard X-ray selected AGN in the local Universe. We used a sample of 199 sources spectroscopically confirmed detected by Swift-BAT in its 15-55 keV all-sky survey. We measured the real space projected auto-correlation function and detected a signal significant on projected scales lower than 200 Mpc/h. We measured a correlation length of r0=5.56+0.49-0.43 Mpc/h and a slope {\\gamma}=1.64-0.08 -0.07. We also measured the auto-correlation function of Type I and Type II AGN and found higher correlation length for Type I AGN. We have a marginal evidence of luminosity dependent clustering of AGN, as we detected a larger correlation length of luminous AGN than that of low luminosity sources. The corresponding typical host DM halo masses of Swift-BAT are log(MDMH) 12-14 h^-1 M/M_sun, depending on the subsample. For the whole sample we measured log(MDMH)\\sim 13.15 h-1 M/M_sun which is the typical mass of a galaxy group. We estimated that the local AGN population has a typical life...

  2. On the Anomalous Silicate Emission Features of AGNs: A Possible Interpretation Based on Porous Dust

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    M. P. Li; Q. J. Shi; Aigen Li

    2008-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent Spitzer detections of the 9.7 micron Si--O silicate emission in type 1 AGNs provide support for the AGN unification scheme. The properties of the silicate dust are of key importance to understanding the physical, chemical and evolutionary properties of the obscuring dusty torus around AGNs. Compared to that of the Galactic interstellar medium (ISM), the 10 micron silicate emission profile of type 1 AGNs is broadened and has a clear shift of peak position to longer wavelengths. In literature this is generally interpreted as an indication of the deviations of the silicate composition, size, and degree of crystallization of AGNs from that of the Galactic ISM. In this Letter we show that the observed peak shift and profile broadening of the 9.7 micron silicate emission feature can be explained in terms of porous composite dust consisting of ordinary interstellar amorphous silicate, amorphous carbon and vacuum. Porous dust is naturally expected in the dense circumnuclear region around AGNs, as a consequence of grain coagulation.

  3. Editor's Note: Hurricane Sandy,

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    Rosen, Jay

    Editor's Note: Hurricane Sandy, also known as Super Storm Sandy, Tropi- cal Storm Sandy, or just to protect the public, vital infrastructure, and the environment. Hurricane Sandy When Joseph Bruno, New York- nuity that the city demonstrated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. So when he addressed a forum at New

  4. Computer Engineering Curriculum Notes

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    1 Computer Engineering Curriculum Notes 2013-2014 Technical Electives Students fulfill 15 credits be assigned to either group A or group B as determined by Computer Engineering program committee. Every year the computer engineering program committee will review the list and may make change(s). Group A (at least 6

  5. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Curriculum Notes

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Curriculum Notes 2013-2014 1. Electrical Engineering (EE) students must/programs/electrical_engineering) and minors are used to regulate technical electives. A student must complete four technical elective courses in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. At a minimum

  6. Frying Doughnuts: What can the reprocessing of X-rays to IR tell us about the AGN environment?

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    B. McKernan; K. E. S. Ford; N. Chang; C. S. Reynolds

    2008-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Active galactic nuclei (AGN) produce vast amounts of high energy radiation deep in their central engines. X-rays either escape the AGN or are absorbed and re-emitted mostly as IR. By studying the dispersion in the ratio of observed mid-IR luminosity to observed 2-10keV X-ray luminosity (R_{ir/x}) in AGN we can investigate the reprocessing material (possibly a torus or donut of dust) in the AGN central engine, independent of model assumptions. We studied the ratio of observed mid-IR and 2-10keV X-ray luminosities in a heterogeneous sample of 245 AGN from the literature. We found that when we removed AGN with prominent jets, ~90% of Type I AGN lay within a very tight dispersion in luminosity ratio (1cloud cover, turbulent disk, opening angle of absorbing structures such as dusty tori) must span a very narrow range of parameters. We also found that the far-IR(100um) to mid-IR (12um) observed luminosity ratio is an effective descriminator between heavily obscured AGN and relatively unobscured AGN.

  7. Particle acceleration in rotating and shearing jets from AGN

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    F. M. Rieger; K. Mannheim

    2002-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We model the acceleration of energetic particles due to shear and centrifugal effects in rotating astrophysical jets. The appropriate equation describing the diffusive transport of energetic particles in a collisionless, rotating background flow is derived and analytical steady state solutions are discussed. In particular, by considering velocity profiles from rigid, over flat to Keplerian rotation, the effects of centrifugal and shear acceleration of particles scattered by magnetic inhomogeneities are distinguished. In the case where shear acceleration dominates, it is confirmed that power law particle momentum solutions $f(p) \\propto p^{-(3+\\alpha)}$ exist, if the mean scattering time $\\tau_c \\propto p^{\\alpha}$ is an increasing function of momentum. We show that for a more complex interplay between shear and centrifugal acceleration, the recovered power law momentum spectra might be significantly steeper but flatten with increasing azimuthal velocity due to the increasing centrifugal effects. The possible relevance of shear and centrifugal acceleration for the observed extended emission in AGN is demonstrated for the case of the jet in the quasar 3C273.

  8. Briefing notes on MPhils

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    Runde, Jochen

    2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    staff.’ (extract from BP internal report) The CMI MPhil initiative is also serving as an agent of change within Cambridge University. Successes on this front include: great strides in the development of the platform-sharing model (e.g. all CMI... BRIEFING NOTE Professional Practice MPhil Programmes developed under the aegis of CMI CMI has sponsored the development of a number of new MPhils at Cambridge, inspired by the successful ‘Professional Practice’ programmes at MIT. It is the multi...

  9. HOST GALAXIES, CLUSTERING, EDDINGTON RATIOS, AND EVOLUTION OF RADIO, X-RAY, AND INFRARED-SELECTED AGNs

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    Hickox, Ryan C.; Jones, Christine; Forman, William R.; Murray, Stephen S.; Brodwin, Mark; Narayan, Ramesh; Kenter, Almus; Caldwell, Nelson; Anderson, Michael E. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Kochanek, Christopher S. [Department of Astronomy and Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1173 (United States); Eisenstein, Daniel [Steward Observatory, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Jannuzi, Buell T.; Dey, Arjun [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 (United States); Brown, Michael J. I. [School of Physics, Monash University, Clayton 3800, Victoria (Australia); Stern, Daniel; Eisenhardt, Peter R.; Gorjian, Varoujan [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Cool, Richard J. [Princeton University Observatory, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1001 (United States)], E-mail: rhickox@cfa.harvard.edu

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the connection between different classes of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and the evolution of their host galaxies, by deriving host galaxy properties, clustering, and Eddington ratios of AGNs selected in the radio, X-ray, and infrared (IR) wavebands. We study a sample of 585 AGNs at 0.25 < z < 0.8 using redshifts from the AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES). We select AGNs with observations in the radio at 1.4 GHz from the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, X-rays from the Chandra XBooetes Survey, and mid-IR from the Spitzer IRAC Shallow Survey. The radio, X-ray, and IR AGN samples show only modest overlap, indicating that to the flux limits of the survey, they represent largely distinct classes of AGNs. We derive host galaxy colors and luminosities, as well as Eddington ratios, for obscured or optically faint AGNs. We also measure the two-point cross-correlation between AGNs and galaxies on scales of 0.3-10 h {sup -1} Mpc, and derive typical dark matter halo masses. We find that: (1) radio AGNs are mainly found in luminous red sequence galaxies, are strongly clustered (with M {sub halo} {approx} 3 x 10{sup 13} h {sup -1} M {sub sun}), and have very low Eddington ratios {lambda} {approx}< 10{sup -3}; (2) X-ray-selected AGNs are preferentially found in galaxies that lie in the 'green valley' of color-magnitude space and are clustered similar to the typical AGES galaxies (M {sub halo} {approx} 10{sup 13} h {sup -1} M {sub sun}), with 10{sup -3} {approx}< {lambda} {approx}< 1; (3) IR AGNs reside in slightly bluer, slightly less luminous galaxies than X-ray AGNs, are weakly clustered (M {sub halo} {approx}< 10{sup 12} h {sup -1} M {sub sun}), and have {lambda}>10{sup -2}. We interpret these results in terms of a simple model of AGN and galaxy evolution, whereby a 'quasar' phase and the growth of the stellar bulge occurs when a galaxy's dark matter halo reaches a critical mass between {approx}10{sup 12} and 10{sup 13} M {sub sun}. After this event, star formation ceases and AGN accretion shifts from radiatively efficient (optical- and IR-bright) to radiatively inefficient (optically faint, radio-bright) modes.

  10. Looking below the floor: constraints on the AGN radio luminosity functions at low power

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    Capetti, Alessandro

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We constrain the behavior of the radio luminosity function (RLF) of two classes of active galactic nuclei (AGN) namely AGN of low radio power (LRP) and BL Lac objects. The extrapolation of the observed steep RLFs to low power predicts a space density of such objects that exceeds that of the sources that can harbor them and this requires a break to a shallower slope. For LRP AGN we obtain P_br,LRP > 10^20.5 W/Hz at 1.4 GHz to limit their density to be smaller than that of elliptical galaxies with black hole masses M_BH > 10^7.5 solar masses. By combining this value with the limit derived by the observations the break must occur at P_br,LRP~10^20.5-10^21.5 W/Hz. For BL Lacs we find P_br,BLLAC > 10^23.3 W/Hz otherwise they would outnumber the density of weak-lined and compact radio sources, while the observations indicate P_br,BLLAC < 10^24.5 W/Hz. In the framework of the AGN unified model a low luminosity break in the RLF of LRP AGN must correspond to a break in the RLF of BL Lacs. The ratio between P_br,LRP...

  11. Heavily Obscured AGN in Star-Forming Galaxies at z~2

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    Treister, E; Schawinski, K; Urry, C M; Gawiser, E; Virani, S; Lira, P; Kartaltepe, J; Damen, M; Taylor, E N; Le Floc'h, E; Justham, Stephen; Koekemoer, A

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the properties of a sample of 211 heavily-obscured Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) candidates in the Extended Chandra Deep Field-South selecting objects with f_24/f_R>1000 and R-K>4.5. Of these, 18 were detected in X-rays and found to be obscured AGN with neutral hydrogen column densities of ~10^23 cm^-2. In the X-ray undetected sample, the following evidence suggests a large fraction of heavily-obscured (Compton Thick) AGN: (i) The stacked X-ray signal of the sample is strong, with an observed ratio of soft to hard X-ray counts consistent with a population of ~90% heavily obscured AGN combined with 10% star-forming galaxies. (ii) The X-ray to mid-IR ratios for these sources are significantly larger than that of star-forming galaxies and ~2 orders of magnitude smaller than for the general AGN population, suggesting column densities of N_H>5x10^24 cm^-2. (iii) The Spitzer near- and mid-IR colors of these sources are consistent with those of the X-ray-detected sample if the effects of dust self-absorptio...

  12. Submillimetre observations of WISE/radio-selected AGN and their environments

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    Jones, Suzy F; Lonsdale, Carol; Condon, James; Farrah, Duncan; Stern, Daniel; Tsai, Chao-Wei; Assef, Roberto J; Bridge, Carrie; Kimball, Amy; Lacy, Mark; Eisenhardt, Peter; Wu, Jingwen; Jarrett, Tom

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present JCMT SCUBA-2 850microns submillimetre (submm) observations of 30 mid-infrared (mid-IR) luminous AGN, detected jointly by the WISE all-sky IR survey and the NVSS/FIRST radio survey. These rare sources are selected by their extremely red mid-infrared spectral energy distributions (SEDs) and compact radio counterparts. Further investigations show that they are highly obscured, have abundant warm AGN-heated dust and are thought to be experiencing intense AGN feedback. These galaxies appear to be consistent with an AGN-dominated galaxy, and could be a transient phase of merging galaxies. When comparing the number of submm galaxies (SMGs) detected serendipitously in the surrounding 1.5-arcmin to those in blank-field submm surveys, there is a very significant overdensity, of order 5, but no sign of radial clustering centred at our primary objects. The WISE/radio-selected AGN thus reside in 10-Mpc-scale overdense environments, that could be forming in pre-viralised clusters of galaxies. WISE/radio-selected...

  13. 9.7 um Silicate Features in AGNs: New Insights into Unification Models

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    Y. Shi; G. H. Rieke; D. C. Hines; V. Gorjian; M. W. Werner; K. Cleary; F. J. Low; P. S. Smith; J. Bouwman

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe observations of 9.7 um silicate features in 97 AGNs, exhibiting a wide range of AGN types and of X-ray extinction toward the central nuclei. We find that the strength of the silicate feature correlates with the HI column density estimated from fitting the X-ray data, such that low HI columns correspond to silicate emission while high columns correspond to silicate absorption. The behavior is generally consistent with unification models where the large diversity in AGN properties is caused by viewing-angle-dependent obscuration of the nucleus. Radio-loud AGNs and radio-quiet quasars follow roughly the correlation between HI columns and the strength of the silicate feature defined by Seyfert galaxies. The agreement among AGN types suggests a high-level unification with similar characteristics for the structure of the obscuring material. We demonstrate the implications for unification models qualitatively with a conceptual disk model. The model includes an inner accretion disk (< 0.1 pc in radius), a middle disk (0.1-10 pc in radius) with a dense diffuse component and with embedded denser clouds, and an outer clumpy disk (10-300 pc in radius).

  14. Optical, UV, and X-ray Clues to the Nature of Narrow Line AGNs

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    Ari Laor

    2000-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    AGNs with narrow Balmer lines show various extreme properties. In particular, rapid X-ray variability, steep X-ray spectra, peculiar optical and UV line ratios, and possibly peculiar line profiles. Since all these phenomena occur together they are likely to be related to one specific underlying physical parameter. I review recent evidence, based on HST imaging of low z quasars, which suggests that the H-beta line width and continuum luminosity of quasars provide a reasonably accurate estimate of the black hole mass. This implies that narrow-line AGN have relatively low black hole masses, and thus high L/L_Edd, as independently suggested based on their steep X-ray spectra. I present additional evidence suggesting that the X-ray variability and the radio loudness are primarily driven by the black hole mass. The high mass inflow rate into the core of narrow-line AGNs may produce a denser and more enriched BLR, a high column radiation pressure driven outflow, and a smaller illumination angle for the NLR, as suggested by the observed emission line properties. Narrow-line AGNs may thus provide important clues for understanding the rich overall phenomenology of AGNs.

  15. Parsec-scale dust distributions in Seyfert galaxies - Results of the MIDI AGN snapshot survey

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    Tristram, Konrad R W; Meisenheimer, Klaus; Jaffe, Walter; Röttgering, Huub; Burtscher, Leonard; Cotton, William D; Graser, Uwe; Henning, Thomas; Leinert, Christoph; Lopez, Bruno; Morel, Sébastien; Perrin, Guy; Wittkowski, Markus

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The emission of warm dust dominates the mid-infrared spectra of active galactic nuclei (AGN). Only interferometric observations provide the necessary angular resolution to resolve the nuclear dust and study its distribution and properties. The investigation of dust in AGN cores is hence one of the main science goals for the MID-infrared interferometric Instrument MIDI at the VLTI. In a first step, the feasibility of AGN observations was verified and the most promising sources for detailed studies were identified. To this end, we carried out a "snapshot survey" with MIDI using Guaranteed Time Observations. In the survey, observations were attempted for 13 of the brightest AGN in the mid-infrared, which are visible from Paranal. The results of the three brightest sources have been published in separate papers. Here we present the interferometric observations for the remaining 10, fainter AGN. For 8 of these, interferometric measurements could be carried out. Size estimates or limits on the spatial extent of the...

  16. The ISO-2MASS AGN survey: On the type-1 sources

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    C. Leipski; M. Haas; H. Meusinger; R. Siebenmorgen; R. Chini; C. M. Scheyda; M. Albrecht; B. J. Wilkes; J. P. Huchra; S. Ott; C. Cesarsky; R. Cutri

    2005-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We combined the ISOCAM Parallel Mode Survey at 6.7 micron (LW2 filter) with the Two Micron All Sky Survey in order to obtain a powerful tool to search for AGN independent of dust extinction. Using moderate colour criteria H-K>0.5 and K-LW2>2.7 we have selected a sample of 77 AGN candidates in an effective area of about 10 square degrees. By means of optical spectroscopy we find 24 (30%) type-1 QSOs at redshifts 0.10.8. About one third of the ISO-2MASS QSOs show so red optical colours, that they are missed in optical and UV AGN surveys like SDSS, 2DF, or HES. With a surface density of about 2 deg^(-2) down to RISO-2MASS QSOs outnumber the 1.35 deg^(-2) of the SDSS quasar survey by 50%; we find a combined optical-IR QSO surface density of 2.7 deg^(-2). Since only two of the ISO-2MASS QSOs have also J-K>2, the inclusion of the ISO mid-infrared photometry significantly extends the capabilities of the pure 2MASS red AGN survey. We suggest that the newly found red AGN resemble young members of the quasar population, and that quasars spend much of their lifetime in a dust enshrouded phase.

  17. Efficiency of the centrifugally induced curvature drift instability in AGN winds

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    Z. Osmanov

    2008-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    For studying how the field lines are twisting nearby the light cylinder surface, which provides the free motion of AGN winds through the mentioned area, the investigation of the centrifugally driven curvature drift instability is presented. Studying the dynamics of the relativistic MHD flow close to the light cylinder surface, by applying a single particle approach based on the centrifugal acceleration, the dispersion relation of the instability is derived and analytically solved. Considering the typical values of AGN winds, it is shown that the time scale of the curvature drift instability is much less than the accretion process time scale, indicating that the present instability is very efficient and might strongly influence processes in AGN plasmas.

  18. Why does Low-Luminosity AGN Fueling Remain an Unsolved Problem?

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    Paul Martini

    2004-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite many years of effort, observational studies have not found a strong correlation between the presence of any proposed fueling mechanism and low-luminosity AGN. After a discussion of the mass requirements for fueling, I summarize this observational work and provide a number of hypotheses for why the nature of AGN fueling has remained unresolved. In particular, I stress the potential importance of the increasing number of candidate fueling mechanisms with decreasing mass accretion rate, the relevant spatial scales for different fueling mechanisms, and the lifetime of an individual episode of nuclear accretion. The episodic AGN lifetime is a particularly relevant complication if it is comparable to or shorter than the time that the responsible fueling mechanisms are observationally detectable. I conclude with a number of relatively accessible areas for future investigation.

  19. Notes and Definitions

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  20. Star-Formation in Low Radio Luminosity AGN from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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    de Vries, W H; Hodge, J A; Becker, R H; White, R L; Helfand, D J

    2007-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate faint radio emission from low- to high-luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Their radio properties are inferred by coadding large ensembles of radio image cut-outs from the FIRST survey, as almost all of the sources are individually undetected. We correlate the median radio flux densities against a range of other sample properties, including median values for redshift, [O III] luminosity, emission line ratios, and the strength of the 4000{angstrom} break. We detect a strong trend for sources that are actively undergoing star-formation to have excess radio emission beyond the {approx} 10{sup 28} ergs s{sup -1} Hz{sup -1} level found for sources without any discernible star-formation. Furthermore, this additional radio emission correlates well with the strength of the 4000{angstrom} break in the optical spectrum, and may be used to assess the age of the star-forming component. We examine two subsamples, one containing the systems with emission line ratios most like star-forming systems, and one with the sources that have characteristic AGN ratios. This division also separates the mechanism responsible for the radio emission (star-formation vs. AGN). For both cases we find a strong, almost identical, correlation between [O III] and radio luminosity, with the AGN sample extending toward lower, and the star-formation sample toward higher luminosities. A clearer separation between the two subsamples is seen as function of the central velocity dispersion {sigma} of the host galaxy. For systems at similar redshifts and values of {sigma}, the star-formation subsample is brighter than the AGN in the radio by an order of magnitude. This underlines the notion that the radio emission in star-forming systems can dominate the emission associated with the AGN.

  1. Notes on basic algebraic geometry

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    2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 16, 2008 ... Notes on basic algebraic geometry ...... Having discovered the basic equation ..... back to a rational function on X. Thus we get a nonzero ...

  2. NOTE / NOTE Sex ratio variation in gynodioecious species of

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    Dorken, Marcel

    NOTE / NOTE Sex ratio variation in gynodioecious species of Echium endemic to the Canary Islands Marcel E. Dorken Abstract: Species of Echium from the Canary Islands represent an adaptive radiation fertility of females and hermaphrodites were de- tected. Key words: Canary Islands, Echium, island radiation

  3. Notes2Providers.doc -1-Notes to Retail Providers

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    providers that purchase electricity from a power pool that submits an Annual Report to the Energy CommissionNotes2Providers.doc -1- Notes to Retail Providers February 2003 Power Source Disclosure an energy mix or fuel mix different than the California Mix, (Net System Power)i . As a retail provider you

  4. Quantifying AGN-Driven Metal-Enhanced Outflows in Chemodynamical Simulations

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    Taylor, Philip

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show the effects of AGN-driven outflows on the ejection of heavy elements using our cosmological simulations, where super-massive black holes originate from the first stars. In the most massive galaxy, we have identified two strong outflows unambiguously driven by AGN feedback. These outflows have a speed greater than $\\sim 8000$ km\\,s$^{-1}$ near the AGN, and travel out to a half Mpc with $\\sim 3000$ km\\,s$^{-1}$. These outflows remove the remaining gas ($\\sim 3$ per cent of baryons) and significant amounts of metals ($\\sim 2$ per cent of total produced metals) from the host galaxy, chemically enriching the circumgalactic medium (CGM) and the intergalactic medium (IGM). 17.6 per cent of metals from this galaxy, and 18.4 per cent of total produced metals in the simulation, end up in the CGM and IGM, respectively. The metallicities of the CGM and IGM are higher with AGN feedback, while the mass--metallicity relation of galaxies is not affected very much. We also find `selective' mass-loss where iron is more...

  5. Pinpointing the base of the AGN jets through general relativistic X-ray reverberation studies

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    D. Emmanoulopoulos

    2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Many theoretical models of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) predict that the X-ray corona, lying above the black hole, constitutes the base of the X-ray jet. Thus, by studying the exact geometry of the close black hole environment, we can pinpoint the launching site of the jet. Detection of negative X-ray reverberation time delays (i.e. soft band X-ray variations lagging behind the corresponding hard band X-ray variations) can yield significant information about the geometrical properties of the AGN, such as the location of the X-ray source, as well as the physical properties of the the black hole, such as its mass and spin. In the frame-work of the lamp-post geometry, I present the first systematic X-ray time-lag modelling results of an ensemble of 12 AGN, using a fully general relativistic (GR) ray tracing approach for the estimation of the systems' response functions. By combing these state-of-the art GR response models with statistically innovative fitting routines, I derive the geometrical layout of the close BH environment for each source, unveiling the position of the AGN jet-base.

  6. Radiation pressure, absorption and AGN feedback in the Chandra Deep Fields

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    Raimundo, S I; Bauer, F E; Alexander, D M; Brandt, W N; Luo, B; Vasudevan, R V; Xue, Y Q

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The presence of absorbing gas around the central engine of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) is a common feature of these objects. Recent work has looked at the effect of the dust component of the gas, and how it enhances radiation pressure such that dusty gas can have a lower effective Eddington limit than ionised gas. In this work, we use multi-wavelength data and X-ray spectra from the 2 Ms exposures of the Chandra Deep Field North and Chandra Deep Field South surveys, to characterise the AGN in terms of their Eddington ratio and hydrogen column density. Their distributions are then compared with what is predicted when considering the coupling between dust and gas. Our final sample consists of 234 objects from both fields, the largest and deepest sample of AGN for which this comparison has been made up to date. We find that most of the AGN in our sample tend to be found at low Eddington ratios (typically between 1e-4 and 1e-1) and high column density (>1e22 cm^-2), with black hole masses between ~1e8 and 1e9 so...

  7. The ULIRG NGC 6240: Luminous extended Xray emission and evidence for an AGN

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    Greiner, Jochen

    spectrum can be well fit by emission from two components in roughly equal proportions: a thermal optically for the formation of this AGN. However, the lu­ minosity in the remaining extended thermal component is still et al. 1997). Within this core most of the ulti­ mate enigmatic power source of the FIR radiation

  8. X-ray Observations of AGN at Intermediate to High Redshift

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    K. A. Weaver

    1999-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The cores of active galactic nuclei (AGN) harbor some of the most extreme conditions of matter and energy in the Universe. One of the major goals of high-energy astrophysics is to probe these extreme environments in the vicinity of supermassive black holes, which are intimately linked to the mechanisms that produce the continuum emission in AGN. X-ray studies seek to understand the physics responsible for the continuum emission, its point of origin, how nuclear activity is fueled, and how supermassive black holes evolve. The key to finding answers to these questions lies in measuring the intrinsic luminosities and spectral shapes, the relation of these properties to other wavebands, and how the source properties change with redshift. This article reviews X-ray observations of AGN from redshifts of ~0.1-3 with the goal of summarizing our current knowledge of their X-ray spectral characteristics. Results are evaluated in terms of their robustness and are examined in the light of current theoretical predictions of energy release via processes associated with the accretion mechanism. A possible evolutionary scenario is discussed, along with the importance of AGN studies at high redshift as they relate to the total energetics of the Universe.

  9. Baltic Astronomy, vol. 20, 490494, 2011 AGN DUSTY TORI AS A CLUMPY TWO-PHASE MEDIUM

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    Baes, Maarten

    ´c1 1 Astronomical Observatory, Volgina 7, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia; mstalevski@aob.rs 2 Sterrenkundig a three- dimensional radiative transfer code to obtain spectral energy distributions and images of tori in the spectral energy distribution (SED) of AGNs and a silicate feature caused by Si-O stretching modes, giving

  10. wf01 - Energy_Expenditures.xlsx

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  11. Texas Phosphorus Index TECHNICAL NOTES

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    for West Texas, see Figure 1. NRCS and Extension Service specialists in Texas developed the P indicesTexas Phosphorus Index TECHNICAL NOTES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE TEXAS Revised December, 2012 AGRONOMY TECHNICAL NOTE NUMBER ­ 15 PHOSPHORUS ASSESSMENT

  12. HEAVILY OBSCURED AGN IN STAR-FORMING GALAXIES AT z approx = 2

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    Treister, E.; Kartaltepe, Jeyhan; Le Floc'h, Emeric [Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Cardamone, Carolin N.; Schawinski, Kevin; Urry, C. Megan; Virani, Shanil [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Gawiser, Eric [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 (United States); Lira, Paulina [Departamento de AstronomIa, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile); Damen, Maaike; Taylor, Edward N. [Sterrewacht Leiden, Leiden University, NL-2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Justham, Stephen [Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing (China); Koekemoer, Anton M., E-mail: treister@ifa.hawaii.ed [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

    2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the properties of a sample of 211 heavily obscured active galactic nucleus (AGN) candidates in the extended Chandra Deep Field-South selecting objects with f {sub 24m}u{sub m}/f{sub R} > 1000 and R - K>4.5. Of these, 18 were detected in X-rays and found to be obscured AGNs with neutral hydrogen column densities of approx10{sup 23} cm{sup -2}. In the X-ray-undetected sample, the following evidence suggests a large fraction of heavily obscured (Compton-thick) AGN: (1) The stacked X-ray signal of the sample is strong, with an observed ratio of soft to hard X-ray counts consistent with a population of approx90% heavily obscured AGNs combined with 10% star-forming galaxies. (2) The X-ray-to-mid-IR ratios for these sources are significantly larger than that of star-forming galaxies and approx2 orders of magnitude smaller than for the general AGN population, suggesting column densities of N {sub H} approx> 5 x 10{sup 24} cm{sup -2}. (3) The Spitzer near- and mid-IR colors of these sources are consistent with those of the X-ray-detected samples if the effects of dust self-absorption are considered. Spectral fitting to the rest-frame UV/optical light (dominated by the host galaxy) returns stellar masses of approx10{sup 11} M{sub sun} and (E(B - V)) = 0.5, and reveals evidence for a significant young stellar population, indicating that these sources are experiencing considerable star formation. This sample of heavily obscured AGN candidates implies a space density at z approx 2 of approx10{sup -5} Mpc{sup -3}, finding a strong evolution in the number of L{sub X} >10{sup 44} erg s{sup -1} sources from z = 1.5 to 2.5, possibly consistent with a short-lived heavily obscured phase before an unobscured quasar is visible.

  13. The Spatial Clustering of ROSAT All-Sky Survey AGNs II. Halo Occupation Distribution Modeling of the Cross Correlation Function

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    Miyaji, Takamitsu; Coil, Alison L; Aceves, Hector

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the second paper of a series that reports on our investigation of the clustering properties of AGNs in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS) through cross-correlation functions (CCFs) with Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) galaxies. In this paper, we apply the Halo Occupation Distribution (HOD) model to the CCFs between the RASS Broad-line AGNs with SDSS Luminous Red Galaxies (LRGs) in the redshift range 0.16AGNs by a model fit to the CCF. For the first time, we are able to go beyond quoting merely a `typical' AGN host halo mass, M_h, and model the full distribution function of AGN host dark matter halos. In addition, we are able to determine the large-scale bias and the mean M_h more accurately. We explore the behavior of three simple HOD models. Our first model (Model A) is a truncated power-law HOD model in which all AGNs are satellites. With this model, we find an upper lim...

  14. Empirical links between XRB and AGN accretion using the complete z < 0.4 spectroscopic CSC/SDSS catalog

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    Trichas, Markos [EADS Astrium, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2AS (United Kingdom); Green, Paul J.; Aldcroft, Tom; Sobolewska, Malgosia; Kim, Dong-Woo [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Constantin, Anca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, James Madison University, PHCH, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (United States); Kalfountzou, Eleni [Center for Astrophysics, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); Hyde, Ashley K. [Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Zhou, Hongyan [Center for Astrophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Haggard, Daryl [Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Kelly, Brandon C., E-mail: markos.trichas@astrium.eads.net [Department of Physics, Broida Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93107 (United States)

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Striking similarities have been seen between accretion signatures of Galactic X-ray binary (XRB) systems and active galactic nuclei (AGNs). XRB spectral states show a V-shaped correlation between X-ray spectral hardness and Eddington ratio as they vary, and some AGN samples reveal a similar trend, implying analogous processes at vastly larger masses and timescales. To further investigate the analogies, we have matched 617 sources from the Chandra Source Catalog to Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectroscopy, and uniformly measured both X-ray and optical spectral characteristics across a broad range of AGN and galaxy types. We provide useful tabulations of X-ray spectral slope for broad- and narrow-line AGNs, star-forming and passive galaxies, and composite systems, also updating relationships between optical (H? and [O III]) line emission and X-ray luminosity. We further fit broadband spectral energy distributions with a variety of templates to estimate bolometric luminosity. Our results confirm a significant trend in AGNs between X-ray spectral hardness and Eddington ratio expressed in X-ray luminosity, albeit with significant dispersion. The trend is not significant when expressed in the full bolometric or template-estimated AGN luminosity. We also confirm a relationship between the X-ray/optical spectral slope ?{sub ox} and Eddington ratio, but it may not follow the trend predicted by analogy with XRB accretion states.

  15. Wavelet analysis of a large sample of AGN at high radio frequencies

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    T. Hovatta; H. J. Lehto; M. Tornikoski

    2008-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the characteristic timescales of 80 AGNs at 22, 37 and 90 GHz examining the properties of the wavelet method and comparing them to traditional Fourier-based methods commonly used in astronomy. We used the continuous wavelet transform with the Morlet wavelet to study the characteristic timescales. We also gain information when the timescale is present in the flux curve and if it is persistent or not. Our results show that the sources are not periodic and changes in the timescales over a long time are common. The property of wavelets to be able to distinguish when the timescale has been present is superior to the Fourier-based methods. Therefore we consider it appropriate to use wavelets when the quasi-periodicities in AGNs are studied.

  16. Radio observations of the first three-month Fermi-AGN at 4.8 GHz

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    Xiang Liu; Hua-Gang Song; Jun Liu; Zhen Ding; Nicola Marchili; Thomas P. Krichbaum; Lars Fuhrmann; Anton Zensus; Tao An

    2011-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the Urumqi 25m radio telescope, sources from the first three-month Fermi-LAT detected AGN catalog with declination >0 were observed in 2009 at 4.8 GHz. The radio flux density appears to correlate with the gamma-ray intensity. Intra-day variability (IDV) observations were performed in March, April and May in 2009 for selected 42 gamma-ray bright blazars, and 60% of them show evident flux variability at 4.8 GHz during the IDV observations, the IDV detection rate is higher than that in previous flat-spectrum AGN samples. The IDV appears more often in the VLBI-core dominant blazars, and the non-IDV blazars show relatively `steeper' spectral indices than the IDV blazars. Pronounced inter-month variability has been found in two BL Lac objects: J0112+2244 and J0238+1636.

  17. Doppler Boosting and Deboosting Effects in the Forward Relativistic Jets of AGNs and GRBs

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    Jianfeng Zhou; Yan Su

    2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is widely accepted that the Doppler deboosting effects exist in counter relativistic jets. However, people often neglect another important fact that both Doppler boosting and deboosting effects could happen in forward relativistic jets. Such effects might be used to explain some strange phenomena, such as the invisible gaps between the inner and outer jets of AGNs, and the rapid initial decays and re-brightening bumps in the light curves of GRBs.

  18. The distribution of silicate strength in Spitzer spectra of AGNs and ULIRGs

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    Lei Hao; D. W. Weedman; H. W. W. Spoon; J. A. Marshall; N. A. Levenson; M. Elitzur; J. R. Houck

    2006-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A sample of 196 AGNs and ULIRGs observed by the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) on Spitzer is analyzed to study the distribution of the strength of the 9.7 micron silicate feature. Average spectra are derived for quasars, Seyfert 1 and Seyfert 2 AGNs, and ULIRGs. We find that quasars are characterized by silicate features in emission and Seyfert 1s equally by emission or weak absorption. Seyfert 2s are dominated by weak silicate absorption, and ULIRGs are characterized by strong silicate absorption (mean apparent optical depth about 1.5). Luminosity distributions show that luminosities at rest frame 5.5 micron are similar for the most luminous quasars and ULIRGs and are almost 10^5 times more luminous than the least luminous AGN in the sample. The distributions of spectral characteristics and luminosities are compared to those of optically faint infrared sources at z~2 being discovered by the IRS, which are also characterized by strong silicate absorption. It is found that local ULIRGs are a similar population, although they have lower luminosities and somewhat stronger absorption compared to the high redshift sources.

  19. Unravelling lifecycles & physics of radio-loud AGN in the SKA era

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    Kapi?ska, Anna D; Jackson, Carole A; An, Tao; Baan, Willem A; Jarvis, Matt J

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radio-loud AGN (>10^{22} W/Hz at 1.4 GHz) will be the dominant bright source population detected with the SKA. The high resolution that the SKA will provide even in wide-area surveys will mean that, for the first time sensitive, multi-frequency total intensity and polarisation imaging of large samples of radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN) will become available. The unprecedented sensitivity of the SKA coupled with its wide field of view capabilities will allow identification of objects of the same morphological type (i.e. the entire FR I, low- and high-luminosity FR II, disturbed morphology as well as weak radio-emitting AGN populations) up to high redshifts (z~4 and beyond), and at the same stage of their lives, from the youngest CSS/GPS sources to giant and fading (dying) sources, through to those with restarted activity radio galaxies and quasars. Critically, the wide frequency coverage of the SKA will permit analysis of same-epoch rest-frame radio properties, and the sensitivity and resolution will a...

  20. The distribution of absorption in AGN detected in the XMM-Newton observations of the CDFS

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    T. Dwelly; M. J. Page

    2006-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used very deep XMM-Newton observations of the Chandra Deep Field-South to examine the spectral properties of the faint active galactic nucleus (AGN) population. Crucially, redshift measurements are available for 84% (259/309) of the XMM-Newton sample. We have calculated the absorption and intrinsic luminosities of the sample using an extensive Monte Carlo technique incorporating the specifics of the XMM-Newton observations. Twenty-three sources are found to have substantial absorption and intrinsic X-ray luminosities greater than 10^44 erg/s, putting them in the "type-2" QSO regime. We compare the redshift, luminosity and absorption distributions of our sample to the predictions of a range of AGN population models. In contrast to recent findings from ultra-deep Chandra surveys, we find that there is little evidence that the absorption distribution is dependent on either redshift or intrinsic X-ray luminosity. The pattern of absorption in our sample is best reproduced by models in which ~75% of the AGN population is heavily absorbed at all luminosities and redshifts.

  1. The AGN content in luminous IR galaxies at z\\sim2 from a global SED analysis including Herschel data

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    Pozzi, F; Gruppioni, C; Feltre, A; Fritz, J; Fadda, D; Andreani, P; Berta, S; Cimatti, A; Delvecchio, I; Lutz, D; Magnelli, B; Maiolino, R; Nordon, R; Popesso, P; Rodighiero, G; Rosario, D; Santini, P; Vaccari, M

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use Herschel-PACS far-infrared data, combined with previous multi-band information and mid-IR spectra, to properly account for the presence of an active nucleus and constrain its energetic contribution in luminous infrared (IR) sources at z\\sim2. The sample is composed of 24 sources in the GOODS-South field, with typical IR luminosity of 10^{12} Lo. Data from the 4 Ms Chandra X-ray imaging in this field are also used to identify and characterize AGN emission. We reproduce the observed spectral energy distribution (SED), decomposed into a host-galaxy and an AGN component. A smooth-torus model for circum-nuclear dust is used to account for the direct and re-processed contribution from the AGN. We confirm that galaxies with typical L_{8-1000um}\\sim10^{12}Lo at z\\sim2 are powered predominantly by star-formation. An AGN component is present in nine objects (\\sim35% of the sample) at the 3sigma confidence level, but its contribution to the 8-1000 um emission accounts for only \\sim5% of the energy budget. The AGN...

  2. Technical Note 499 December1990

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    Technical Note 499 · December1990 Interpretation as Abduction Jerry R. Hobbs, Mark Stickel;Interpretation as Abduction Jerry R. Hobbs, Mark Stickel, Douglas Appelt, and Paul Martin Artificial Intelligence Center SRI International Abstract Abduction is inference to the best explanation. In the TACITUS project

  3. A note on axial symmetries

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    Christopher Beetle; Shawn Wilder

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This note describes a local scheme to characterize and normalize an axial Killing field on a general Riemannian geometry. No global assumptions are necessary, such as that the orbits of the Killing field all have period $2 \\pi$. Rather, any Killing field that vanishes at at least one point necessarily has the expected global properties.

  4. magnitude larger than in star-forming galaxies. This all suggests a heating source other than stars and the AGN is the obvious

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    Blake, Geoffrey

    magnitude larger than in star-forming galaxies. This all suggests a heating source other than stars and the AGN is the obvious alternative. Differential magni®cation of AGN-heated gas therefore seems-switching schemeÐare the cause of the extended CO emission, but we consider it to be remote. This is borne out

  5. Radio Observations of the AGN and Gas in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies

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    F. Combes; J. Palous; M. Das; N. Kantharia; S. N. Vogel; S. S. Mcgaugh

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract. LSB galaxies have low metallicities, diffuse stellar disks, and massive HI disks. We have detected molecular gas in two giant LSB galaxies, UGC 6614 and F568-6. A millimeter continuum source has been detected in UGC 6614 as well. At centimeter wavelengths we have detected and mapped the continuum emission from the giant LSB galaxy 1300+0144. The emission is extended about the nucleus and is most likely originating from the AGN in the galaxy. The HI gas distribution and velocity field in 1300+0144 was also mapped. The HI disk extends well beyond the optical disk and appears lopsided in the intensity maps.

  6. The Role of MHD in the ICM and its Interactions with AGN Outflows

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    T. W. Jones

    2007-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic fields probably play a central role in the dynamics and thermodynamics of ICMs and their interactions with AGNs, despite the fact that the fields usually contribute relatively little pressure; i.e., the ICM is a ``high-$\\beta$'' plasma. More typically, the roles of magnetic fields come through ``microscopic'' influences on charged particle behaviors, and through magnetic tension, which can still be significant in subsonic, high-$\\beta$ flows. I briefly review these issues, while exploring the underlying question of using the commonly-applied magnetohydrodynamics model in the ICM when Coulomb scattering mean free paths can sometimes exceed tens of kiloparsecs.

  7. Spectral comparison between AGN at z = 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3

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    Winkler, Hartmut

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We identified three samples of ROSAT sources with Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectra, one at redshift z = 0.1, a second one at z = 0.2 and a third one at z = 0.3. 812 sources in total were examined. We determined the nature and spectral sub-types of the sources by visual inspection. The fraction of each sub-type at each of the three redshifts are then calculated. We consider selection biases caused by the luminosity cut-off threshold to determine whether any systematic trends in AGN type are evident with increasing redshift. We hence probe if an evolution effect is detected in our sample.

  8. NOTE: OPTIMAL NON-HOMOGENEOUS COMPOSITES FOR ...

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    R. Tavakoli

    2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    NOTE: OPTIMAL NON-HOMOGENEOUS COMPOSITES FOR. DYNAMIC LOADING REVISITED. R. TAVAKOLI. 1. Problem formulation. Consider ? ? Rd (

  9. THOMSON SCIENTIFIC EndNote Web

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    texto. · Armazenar até 10.000 referências em sua base de dados pessoal (EndNote Web Library), pro resultados das pesquisas diretamente em sua base de dados pessoal do EndNote Web clicando no botão "Save to EndNote Web". As referências sal- vas em sua base de dados pessoal do EndNote Web serão exibidas com

  10. OFFSHORE WIND FARMS Guidance note for Environmental

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    OFFSHORE WIND FARMS Guidance note for Environmental Impact Assessment In respect of FEPA and CPA requirements Version 2 - June 2004 #12;Offshore Wind Farms: Guidance Note for Environmental Impact Assessment 2004 #12;Offshore Wind Farms: Guidance Note for Environmental Impact Assessment in Respect of FEPA

  11. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, March 10, 1997 Note: BM-1 BUNCH current. This measurement allows to calculate energy losses due to parasitic beam-vacuum chamber losses. In this Note we present results of the measurements and their analysis, comparing the results

  12. Combining semi-analytic models with simulations of galaxy clusters: the need for AGN heating

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    Short, C J

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    [Abridged] We investigate the effect of energy feedback from galaxies on the intracluster medium (ICM) using a novel approach that couples a non-radiative cosmological hydrodynamical N-body simulation to a semi-analytic model (SAM) of galaxy formation. The SAM we employ is the Munich L-Galaxies model presented by De Lucia & Blaizot (2007). For each model galaxy, we calculate the energy returned to the ICM by Type II supernovae (SNe) and active galactic nuclei (AGN) and inject it into the gas component of the simulation at the appropriate location and time. To assess the impact of this feedback on the ICM, we focus on two key observables of galaxy groups and clusters: the X-ray luminosity-temperature (L-T) relation and the halo gas fraction. Using a suite of test simulations, we demonstrate that the level of stellar and AGN feedback predicted by L-Galaxies is insufficient to explain the observational data. This is because the energy liberated by quiescent 'radio' mode accretion onto the central black hole ...

  13. Cool core cycles: Cold gas and AGN jet feedback in cluster cores

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    Prasad, Deovrat; Babul, Arif

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using high-resolution 3-D and 2-D (axisymmetric) hydrodynamic simulations in spherical geometry, we study the evolution of cool cluster cores heated by feedback-driven bipolar active galactic nuclei (AGN) jets. Condensation of cold gas, and the consequent enhanced accretion, is required for AGN feedback to balance radiative cooling with reasonable efficiencies, and to match the observed cool core properties. A feedback efficiency (mechanical luminosity $\\approx \\epsilon \\dot{M}_{\\rm acc} c^2$; where $\\dot{M}_{\\rm acc}$ is the mass accretion rate at 1 kpc) as small as $5 \\times 10^{-5}$ is sufficient to reduce the cooling/accretion rate by $\\sim 10$ compared to a pure cooling flow. This value is smaller compared to the ones considered earlier, and is consistent with the jet efficiency and the fact that only a small fraction of gas at 1 kpc is accreted on to the supermassive black hole (SMBH). We find hysteresis cycles in all our simulations with cold mode feedback: {\\em condensation} of cold gas when the ratio...

  14. Unveiling the nature of the gamma-ray emitting AGN PKS 0521-36

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    D'Ammando, F; Tavecchio, F; Ghisellini, G; Torresi, E; Giroletti, M; Raiteri, C M; Grandi, P; Aller, M; Aller, H; Gurwell, M A; Malaguti, G; Pian, E; Tosti, G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PKS 0521-36 is an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) with uncertain classification. We investigate the properties of this source from radio to gamma rays. The broad emission lines in the optical and UV bands and steep radio spectrum indicate a possible classification as an intermediate object between broad-line radio galaxies (BLRG) and steep spectrum radio quasars (SSRQ). On pc-scales PKS 0521-36 shows a knotty structure similar to misaligned AGN. The core dominance and the gamma-ray properties are similar to those estimated for other SSRQ and BLRG detected in gamma rays, suggesting an intermediate viewing angle with respect to the observer. In this context the flaring activity detected from this source by Fermi-LAT between 2010 June and 2012 February is very intriguing. We discuss the gamma-ray emission of this source in the framework of the structured jet scenario, comparing the spectral energy distribution (SED) of the flaring state in 2010 June with that of a low state. We present three alternative models cor...

  15. The Nature of Blue Cores in Spheroids: a Possible Connection with AGN and Star Formation

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    Felipe Menanteau; Andre R. Martel; Paolo Tozzi; Brenda Frye; Holland C. Ford; Leopoldo Infante; Narciso Benitez; Gaspar Galaz; Daniel Coe; Garth D. Illingworth; George F. Hartig; Marc Clampin

    2004-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the physical nature of blue cores in early-type galaxies through the first multi-wavelength analysis of a serendipitously discovered field blue-nucleated spheroid in the background of the deep ACS/WFC griz multicolor observations of the cluster Abell 1689. The resolved g-r, r-i and i-z color maps reveal a prominent blue core identifying this galaxy as a ``typical'' case study, exhibiting variations of 0.5-1.0 mag in color between the center and the outer regions, opposite to the expectations of reddened metallicity induced gradients in passively evolved ellipticals. From a Magellan-Clay spectrum we secure the galaxy redshift at $z=0.624$. We find a strong X-ray source coincident with the spheroid galaxy. Spectral features and a high X-ray luminosity indicate the presence of an AGN in the galaxy. However, a comparison of the X-ray luminosity to a sample derived from the Chandra Deep Field South displays Lx to be comparable to Type I/QSO galaxies while the optical flux is consistent with a normal star-forming galaxy. We conclude that the galaxy's non-thermal component dominates at high-energy wavelengths while we associate the spheroid blue light with the stellar spectrum of normal star-forming galaxies. We argue about a probable association between the presence of blue cores in spheroids and AGN activity.

  16. AGN feedback: galactic-scale outflows driven by radiation pressure on dust

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    Ishibashi, W

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Galaxy-scale outflows, which are thought to provide the link connecting the central black hole to its host galaxy, are now starting to be observed. However, the physical origin of the mechanism driving the observed outflows, whether due to energy-driving or radiation-driving, is still debated; and in some cases, it is not clear whether the central source is an active galactic nucleus (AGN) or a nuclear starburst. Here we study the role of radiation pressure on dust in driving galactic-scale AGN outflows, and analyse the dynamics of the outflowing shell as a function of the underlying physical parameters. We show that high-velocity outflows ($\\gtrsim$1000 km/s) with large momentum flux ($\\gtrsim 10 L/c$) can be obtained, by taking into account the effects of radiation trapping. In particular, the high observed values of the momentum boosts can be reproduced, provided that the shell is initially optically thick to the reprocessed infrared radiation. Alternatively, the inferred measurements of the momentum flux ...

  17. A Hybrid Two Component Accretion Flow Surrounding Supermassive Black Holes in AGN

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    Liu, B F; Qiao, E; Yuan, W

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is commonly believed that the optical/UV and X-ray emissions in luminous AGN are produced in an accretion disk and an embedded hot corona respectively. The inverse Compton scattering of disk photons by hot electrons in the corona can effectively cool the coronal gas if the mass supply is predominantly via a cool disk like flow as in BHXRBs. Thus, the application of such a model to AGNs fails to produce their observed X-ray emission. As a consequence, a fraction of disk accretion energy is usually assumed to be transferred to the corona. To avoid this assumption, we propose that gas in a vertically extended distribution is supplied to a supermassive black hole by the gravitational capture of interstellar medium or stellar wind material. In this picture, the gas partially condenses to an underlying cool disk as it flows toward the black hole, releasing accretion energy as X-ray emission and supplying mass for the disk accretion. Detailed numerical calculations reveal that the X-ray luminosity can reach a few...

  18. Distant FR I radio galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field: implications for the cosmological evolution of radio-loud AGN

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    Best, Philip

    Distant FR I radio galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field: implications for the cosmological evolution of radio-loud AGN I. A. G. SnellenP and P. N. Best Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, Blackford S T R AC T Deep and high-resolution radio observations of the Hubble Deep Field and flanking fields have

  19. The exploration of massive multi-wavelength astronomical datasets: the case of AGNS in the Chandra Source Catalog

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    D?Abrusco, Raffaele

    library. Different datasets obtained starting from samples of AGNs selected with different methods classification is available.This approach yields two advantages over the traditional study of low- dimensional.g., classification indices). A technique already applied to the problem of extraction of optical candidate quasars

  20. Do radio-loud AGN really follow the same relation between black hole mass and stellar velocity dispersion as normal galaxies?

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    Liu Yi; D. R. Jiang

    2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In an examination of the relationship between the black hole mass and stellar velocity dispersion in radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGNs), we studied two effects which may cause uncertainties in the black hole mass estimates of radio-loud AGNs: the relativistic beaming effect on the observed optical continuum radiation and the orientation effect on the broad emission line width. After correcting these two effects, we re-examined the relation between black hole mass and stellar velocity dispersion which derived from [OIII] line width for a sample of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGNs, and found the relation for radio-loud AGNs still deviated from that for nearby normal galaxies and radio-quiet AGNs. We also found there is no significant correlation between radio jet power and narrow [OIII] line width, indicating absence of strong interaction between radio jet and narrow line region. It may be that the deviation of the relation between black hole mass and stellar velocity dispersion of radio-loud AGNs is intrinsic, or that the [OIII] line width is not a good indicator of stellar velocity dispersion for radio-loud AGNs.

  1. Lecture notes for criticality safety

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    Fullwood, R.

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    These lecture notes for criticality safety are prepared for the training of Department of Energy supervisory, project management, and administrative staff. Technical training and basic mathematics are assumed. The notes are designed for a two-day course, taught by two lecturers. Video tapes may be used at the options of the instructors. The notes provide all the materials that are necessary but outside reading will assist in the fullest understanding. The course begins with a nuclear physics overview. The reader is led from the macroscopic world into the microscopic world of atoms and the elementary particles that constitute atoms. The particles, their masses and sizes and properties associated with radioactive decay and fission are introduced along with Einstein's mass-energy equivalence. Radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, radiation penetration, shielding and health-effects are discussed to understand protection in case of a criticality accident. Fission, the fission products, particles and energy released are presented to appreciate the dangers of criticality. Nuclear cross sections are introduced to understand the effectiveness of slow neutrons to produce fission. Chain reactors are presented as an economy; effective use of the neutrons from fission leads to more fission resulting in a power reactor or a criticality excursion. The six-factor formula is presented for managing the neutron budget. This leads to concepts of material and geometric buckling which are used in simple calculations to assure safety from criticality. Experimental measurements and computer code calculations of criticality are discussed. To emphasize the reality, historical criticality accidents are presented in a table with major ones discussed to provide lessons-learned. Finally, standards, NRC guides and regulations, and DOE orders relating to criticality protection are presented.

  2. The relation between X-ray spectral index and the Eddington ratio in AGNs

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    W. Bian

    2005-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the H$\\beta$ linewidth, we obtained the virial central supermassive black hole masses and then the Eddington ratios in a sample of broad-line AGNs and NLS1s observed by ASCA. Combined with the data from ROSAT and Chandra observations, We found a strong correlation between hard/soft X-ray photon index and the Eddington ratio. Such a correlation can be understood by a two-zone accretion flow model, in which zone is a thin disk and the inner zone is an advection-dominated accretion flow (ADAF) disk. The relation between X-ray photon index and the Eddington ratio may account for NLS1s with not too steep X-ray photon index founded by SDSS. If this relation is directly related to the accretion disk, it may also exist in the accretion disk of different scales (such as microquasar).

  3. Variable VHE gamma-ray emission from non-blazar AGNs

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    F. M. Rieger; F. A. Aharonian

    2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The observation of rapidly variable very high energy (VHE) gamma-rays from non-aligned active galactic nuclei (AGNs), as reported from M87, proves challenging for conventional theoretical acceleration and emission models. We re-examine the centrifugal acceleration of particles by rotating jet magnetospheres in the vicinity of accreting supermassive black hole systems and analyze the energy constraints imposed for highly underluminous systems. Applications are presented for conditions expected to be present in the radio galaxy M87, assuming accretion onto the central black hole to occur in an advection-dominated (ADAF) mode. We show that for a highly underluminous source like M87, centrifugally accelerated electrons may reach Lorentz factors up to $\\gamma \\sim (10^7-10^8)$, allowing inverse Compton (Thomson) upscattering of sub-mm disk photons to the TeV regime. Upscattering of Comptonized disk photons results in a flat TeV spectrum $L_{\

  4. Kinematic Linkage Between the Broad and Narrow Line Emitting Gas in AGN

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    R. Zamanov; P. Marziani; J. W. Sulentic; M. Calvani; D. Dultzin-Hacyan; R. Bachev

    2002-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the radial velocity difference between the [OIII]5007,4959 and H-beta lines for a sample of 200 low redshift AGN. We identify seven objects showing an [OIII]5007 blueshift relative to H-beta with amplitude larger than 250 km/s (blue "outliers"). These line shifts are found in sources where the broad high ionization lines (e.g. CIV1549) also show a large systematic blueshift. Such blueshifts occur only in the population A region of the Eigenvector 1 parameter domain (that also contains NLSy1 sources). We suggest that [OIII] blueshifts are also associated with the high ionization outflow originating in these sources. This is a direct kinematic linkage between narrow and broad line emitting gas.

  5. Temperature Profiles and the Effect of AGN on Submillimeter Emission from BLAST Observations of Resolved Galaxies

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    Wiebe, Donald V; Bock, James J; Chapin, Edward L; Devlin, Mark J; Dicker, Simon; Griffin, Matthew; Gundersen, Joshua O; Halpern, Mark; Hargrave, Peter C; Hughes, David H; Klein, Jeff; Marsden, Gaelen; Martin, Peter G; Mauskopf, Philip; Netterfield, Calvin B; Olmi, Luca; Pascale, Enzo; Patanchon, Guillaume; Rex, Marie; Scott, Douglas; Semisch, Christopher; Thomas, Nicholas; Truch, Matthew D P; Tucker, Carole; Tucker, Gregory S; Viero, Marco P

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the course of two flights, the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) made resolved maps of seven nearby (BLAST05), BLAST observed a single nearby galaxy, NGC 4565. During the December 2006 flight from Antarctica (BLAST06), BLAST observed the nearby galaxies NGC 1097, NGC 1291, NGC 1365, NGC 1512, NGC 1566, and NGC 1808. We fit physical dust models to a combination of BLAST observations and other available data for the the galaxies with Spitzer data. We fit a modified blackbody to the remaining galaxies to obtain total dust mass and mean dust temperature. For the four galaxies with Spitzer data, we also produce maps and radial profiles of dust column density and temperature. We measure the fraction of BLAST detected flux originating from the central cores of these galaxies and use this to calculate a "core fraction", an upper limit on the "AGN fraction" of submillimeter detected galaxies. Fin...

  6. Computer science approach to the stellar fabric of violent starforming regions in AGN

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    Terlevich, E; Torres-Papaqui, J P; Estrada-Piedra, T; Fuentes, O; Solorio, T; Bressan, S

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to analyse the large numbers of Seyfert galaxy spectra available at present, we are testing new techniques to derive their physical parameters fastly and accurately. We present an experiment on such a new technique to segregate old and young stellar populations in galactic spectra using machine learning methods. We used an ensemble of classifiers, each classifier in the ensemble specializes in young or old populations and was trained with locally weighted regression and tested using ten-fold cross-validation. Since the relevant information concentrates in certain regions of the spectra we used the method of sequential floating backward selection offline for feature selection. Very interestingly, the application to Seyfert galaxies proved that this technique is very insensitive to the dilution by the Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) continuum. Comparing with exhaustive search we concluded that both methods are similar in terms of accuracy but the machine learning method is faster by about two orders of m...

  7. Computer science approach to the stellar fabric of violent starforming regions in AGN

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    E. Terlevich; R. Terlevich; J. P. Torres Papaqui; T. Estrada Piedra; O. Fuentes; T. Solorio; S. Bressan

    2004-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to analyse the large numbers of Seyfert galaxy spectra available at present, we are testing new techniques to derive their physical parameters fastly and accurately. We present an experiment on such a new technique to segregate old and young stellar populations in galactic spectra using machine learning methods. We used an ensemble of classifiers, each classifier in the ensemble specializes in young or old populations and was trained with locally weighted regression and tested using ten-fold cross-validation. Since the relevant information concentrates in certain regions of the spectra we used the method of sequential floating backward selection offline for feature selection. Very interestingly, the application to Seyfert galaxies proved that this technique is very insensitive to the dilution by the Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) continuum. Comparing with exhaustive search we concluded that both methods are similar in terms of accuracy but the machine learning method is faster by about two orders of magnitude.

  8. High redshift AGNs and HI reionisation: limits from the unresolved X-ray background

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    Haardt, Francesco

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapidly declining population of bright quasars at z~3 appears to make an increasingly small contribution to the ionising background at the HI Lyman limit. It is then generally though that massive stars in (pre-)galactic systems may provide the additional ionising flux needed to complete HI reionisation by z>6. A galaxy dominated background, however, may require that the escape fraction of Lyman continuum radiation from high redshift galaxies is as high as 10%, a value somewhat at odds with (admittedly scarce) observational constraints. High escape fractions from dwarf galaxies have been advocated, or, alternatively, a so-far undetected (or barely detected) population of unobscured, high-redshift faint AGNs. Here we question the latter hypothesis, and show that such sources, to be consistent with the measured level of the unresolved X-ray background at z=0, can provide a fraction of the HII filling factor not larger than 13% by z=6. The fraction rises to 10%.

  9. EndNote X5 Basics What is EndNote?

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    will need to choose between two installation types ­ Typical or Custom. If you choose Typical, you. This guide will show you the following basic steps for using EndNote: Opening or creating an EndNote Library Adding bibliographic references or citations to your library Using EndNote with Microsoft Word

  10. TESLA-LNF TECHNICAL NOTE Divisione Acceleratori

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    TESLA-LNF TECHNICAL NOTE _____________ Divisione Acceleratori Frascati, November 20, 2003 Note: TESLA Report 2003-26 TESLA DAMPING RING: INJECTION/EXTRACTION SCHEMES WITH RF DEFLECTORS D. Alesini, S/extraction schemes in the Damping Ring of TESLA using RF deflectors. We illustrate different possible solutions using

  11. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    (Chairman) F. Willeke, DESY 1. Follow up of previous Meeting The first report by the DANE Machine AdvisoryK K DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, May 11, 2000 Note: G-55 Report by DANE Machine Advisory Panel on 2nd Meeting held on 4-5 May 2000 J. M. Jowett, CERN S. Myers, CERN

  12. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    KKKK KKKK DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, January 13, 1993 Note: IR to see how much heat has to be removed. The two main sources of heat are: 1) Resistive losses due. Technol. 5(6) 3446 (1987). #12;IR-1 pg. 6 APPENDIX IA Losses in the I.R. 1) Resistive losses in Be: dp dz

  13. BNL/SNS TECHNICAL NOTE R. Witkover

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    BNL/SNS TECHNICAL NOTE NO. 049 R. Witkover September 23, 1998 ALTERNATING GRADIENT SYNCHROTRON-In-Gap" Monitor for the Spallation Neutron Source #12;SNS Technical Note Considerations in Designing a "Beam of approximately 550 nsec. With a design intensity of 1014 per pulse, un-controlled losses must be kept to a level

  14. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    KKKK KKKK DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, October 26, 1994 Note: RF enough (i.e. if the parasitic losses are low with respect to the energy left by each passing bunch-zero longitudinal electric field on the cavity axis. Being azimuthally symmetric, it is possible to calculate them

  15. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, July 16, 1996 Note: RF-19 losses and prevents to reach the operating voltage range. The RF cavity of the DANE -Factory Accumulator and electrical conductivities. Multipactoring (MP) is a phenomenon of resonant electron discharge which can occur

  16. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, December 14, 1995 Note: CD-5, are also needed in order to minimise the losses. In order to use this device as a transverse kicker, two) excitation. #12;CD-5 pg. 3 The combined magnetic and electric field gives a net deflecting Lorentz force

  17. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    KKKK KKKK DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, Sept. 26, 1991 Note: RF-4 and vacuum simpler and less expensive. The cavity will be made of copper which has better electrical and thermal conductivity to reduce the RF losses and keep the cooling easier. #12;RF-4 pg. 2 Multipacting (MP

  18. First systematic search for oxygen-line blobs at high redshift: Uncovering AGN feedback and star formation quenching

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    Yuma, Suraphong; Ouchi, Masami; Ono, Yoshiaki; Momose, Rieko [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa 277-8582 (Japan); Drake, Alyssa B.; Simpson, Chris [Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, IC2, Liverpool Science Park, 146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RF (United Kingdom); Shimasaku, Kazuhiro; Nakajima, Kimihiko [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Akiyama, Masayuki [Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Mori, Masao; Umemura, Masayuki, E-mail: yuma@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Center for Computational Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 (Japan)

    2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first systematic search for extended metal-line [O II] ??3726, 3729 nebulae, or [O II] blobs (O IIBs), at z = 1.2 using deep narrowband imaging with a survey volume of 1.9 × 10{sup 5} Mpc{sup 3} on the 0.62 deg{sup 2} sky of Subaru-XMM Deep Survey (SXDS) field. We discover a giant O IIB, called 'O IIB 1', with a spatial extent over ?75 kpc at a spectroscopic redshift of z = 1.18, and also identify a total of 12 O IIBs with a size of >30 kpc. Our optical spectrum of O IIB 1 presents [Ne V] ?3426 line at the 6? level, indicating that this object harbors an obscured type-2 active galactic nucleus (AGN). The presence of gas outflows in this object is suggested by two marginal detections of Fe II ?2587 absorption and Fe II* ?2613 emission lines both of which are blueshifted at as large as 500-600 km s{sup –1}, indicating that the heating source of O IIB 1 is AGN or associated shock excitation rather than supernovae produced by starbursts. The number density of O IIB 1-type giant blobs is estimated to be ?5 × 10{sup –6} Mpc{sup –3} at z ? 1.2, which is comparable with that of AGNs driving outflow at a similar redshift, suggesting that giant O IIBs are produced only by AGN activity. On the other hand, the number density of small O IIBs, 6 × 10{sup –5} Mpc{sup –3}, compared to that of z ? 1 galaxies in the blue cloud in the same M{sub B} range, may imply that 3% of star-forming galaxies at z ? 1 are quenching star formation through outflows involving extended [O II] emission.

  19. A pilot study of the radio-emitting AGN population: the emerging new class of FR0 radio-galaxies

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    Baldi, Ranieri D; Giovannini, Gabriele

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a pilot JVLA project aimed at studying the bulk of the radio-emitting AGN population, unveiled by the NVSS/FIRST and SDSS surveys.We obtained A-array observations at the JVLA at 1.4, 4.5, and 7.5 GHz for 12 sources of the SDSS/NVSS sample. The radio maps reveal compact unresolved or slightly resolved radio structures on a scale of 1-3 kpc, with only one exception of a FRI/FRII source extended over $\\sim$40 kpc. We isolate the radio core component in most of them. The sample splits into two groups. Four sources have small black hole (BH) masses (mostly $\\sim$10$^{7}$ M$_{\\odot}$) and are hosted by blue galaxies, often showing evidence of a contamination from star formation to their radio emission and associated with radio-quiet AGN. The second group consists in seven radio-loud AGN, which live in red massive ($\\sim10^{11}$ M$_{\\odot}$) early-type galaxies, with large BH masses ($\\gtrsim$10$^{8}$ M$_{\\odot}$), and spectroscopically classified as Low Excitation Galaxies, all characteris...

  20. The evolution of the X-ray luminosity functions of unabsorbed and absorbed AGNs out to z~5

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    Aird, James; Georgakakis, Antonis; Nandra, Kirpal; Barro, Guillermo; Perez-Gonzalez, Pablo G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new measurements of the evolution of the X-ray luminosity functions (XLFs) of unabsorbed and absorbed Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) out to z~5. We construct samples containing 2957 sources detected at hard (2-7 keV) X-ray energies and 4351 sources detected at soft (0.5-2 keV) energies from a compilation of Chandra surveys supplemented by wide-area surveys from ASCA and ROSAT. We consider the hard and soft X-ray samples separately and find that the XLF based on either (initially neglecting absorption effects) is best described by a new flexible model parametrization where the break luminosity, normalization and faint-end slope all evolve with redshift. We then incorporate absorption effects, separately modeling the evolution of the XLFs of unabsorbed ($20<\\log N_H<22$) and absorbed ($22<\\log N_H<24$) AGNs, seeking a model that can reconcile both the hard- and soft-band samples. We find that the absorbed AGN XLF generally has a lower break luminosity, a higher normalization, and a steeper...

  1. The Infrared Medium-Deep Survey II: How to Trigger Radio-AGN? Hints from Their Environments

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    Karouzos, Marios; Kim, Jae-Woo; Lee, Seong-Kook; Chapman, Scott; Jeon, Yiseul; Choi, Changsu; Hong, Jueun; Hyun, Minhee; Jun, Hyunsung David; Kim, Dohyeong; Kim, Yongjung; Kim, Ji Hoon; Kim, Duho; Pak, Soojong; Park, Won-Kee; Tak, Yoon Chan; Yoon, Yongmin; Edge, Alastair

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Activity at the centers of galaxies, during which the central supermassive black hole is accreting material, is nowadays accepted to be rather ubiquitous and most probably a phase of every galaxy's evolution. It has been suggested that galactic mergers and interactions may be the culprits behind the triggering of nuclear activity. We use near-infrared data from the new Infrared Medium-Deep Survey (IMS) and the Deep eXtragalactic Survey (DXS) of the VIMOS-SA22 field and radio data at 1.4 GHz from the FIRST survey and a deep VLA survey to study the environments of radio-AGN over an area of ~25 sq. degrees and down to a radio flux limit of 0.1 mJy and a J-band magnitude of 23 mag AB. Radio-AGN are predominantly found in environments similar to those of control galaxies at similar redshift, J-band magnitude, and U-R rest-frame absolute color. However, a sub-population of radio-AGN is found in environments up to 100 times denser than their control sources. We thus preclude merging as the dominant triggering mechan...

  2. EVERY BCG WITH A STRONG RADIO AGN HAS AN X-RAY COOL CORE: IS THE COOL CORE-NONCOOL CORE DICHOTOMY TOO SIMPLE?

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    Sun, M., E-mail: msun@virginia.ed [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States)

    2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The radio active galactic nucleus (AGN) feedback in X-ray cool cores has been proposed as a crucial ingredient in the evolution of baryonic structures. However, it has long been known that strong radio AGNs also exist in 'noncool core' clusters, which brings up the question whether an X-ray cool core is always required for the radio feedback. In this work, we present a systematic analysis of brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) and strong radio AGNs in 152 groups and clusters from the Chandra archive. All 69 BCGs with radio AGN more luminous than 2 x 10{sup 23} W Hz{sup -1} at 1.4 GHz are found to have X-ray cool cores. BCG cool cores can be divided into two classes: the large cool core (LCC) class and the corona class. Small coronae, easily overlooked at z > 0.1, can trigger strong heating episodes in groups and clusters, long before LCCs are formed. Strong radio outbursts triggered by coronae may destroy embryonic LCCs and thus provide another mechanism to prevent the formation of LCCs. However, it is unclear whether coronae are decoupled from the radio feedback cycles as they have to be largely immune to strong radio outbursts. Our sample study also shows the absence of groups with a luminous cool core while hosting a strong radio AGN, which is not observed in clusters. This points to a greater impact of radio heating on low-mass systems than clusters. Few L {sub 1.4GHz} > 10{sup 24} W Hz{sup -1} radio AGNs (approx16%) host an L {sub 0.5-10keV} > 10{sup 42} erg s{sup -1} X-ray AGN, while above these thresholds, all X-ray AGNs in BCGs are also radio AGNs. As examples of the corona class, we also present detailed analyses of a BCG corona associated with a strong radio AGN (ESO 137-006 in A3627) and one of the faintest coronae known (NGC 4709 in the Centaurus cluster). Our results suggest that the traditional cool core/noncool core dichotomy is too simple. A better alternative is the cool core distribution function, with the enclosed X-ray luminosity or gas mass.

  3. Workshop Notes from ""Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuels...

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    Workshop Notes from ""Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuels: Lessons Learned for the Safe Deployment of Vehicles"" Workshop, December 10-11, 2009 Workshop Notes from...

  4. The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Reverberation Mapping of Markarian 50

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    Barth, A J; Thorman, S J; Bennert, V N; Sand, D J; Li, W; Canalizo, G; Filippenko, A V; Gates, E L; Greene, J E; Malkan, M A; Stern, D; Treu, T; Woo, J -H; Assef, R J; Bae, H -J; Brewer, B J; Buehler, T; Cenko, S B; Clubb, K I; Cooper, M C; Diamond-Stanic, A M; Hiner, K D; Hoenig, S F; Joner, M D; Kandrashoff, M T; Laney, C D; Lazarova, M S; Nierenberg, A M; Park, D; Silverman, J M; Son, D; Sonnenfeld, A; Tollerud, E J; Walsh, J L; Walters, R; da Silva, R L; Fumagalli, M; Gregg, M D; Harris, C E; Hsiao, E Y; Lee, J; Lopez, L; Rex, J; Suzuki, N; Trump, J R; Tytler, D; Worseck, G; Yesuf, H M

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011 observing campaign was carried out over the course of 11 weeks in Spring 2011. Here we present the first results from this program, a measurement of the broad-line reverberation lag in the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 50. Combining our data with supplemental observations obtained prior to the start of the main observing campaign, our dataset covers a total duration of 4.5 months. During this time, Mrk 50 was highly variable, exhibiting a maximum variability amplitude of a factor of 4 in the U-band continuum and a factor of 2 in the H-beta line. Using standard cross-correlation techniques, we find that H-beta and H-gamma lag the V-band continuum by tau_cen = 10.64(-0.93,+0.82) and 8.43(-1.28,+1.30) days, respectively, while the lag of He II 4686 is unresolved. The H-beta line exhibits a symmetric velocity-resolved reverberation signature with shorter lags in the high-velocity wings than in the line core, consistent with an origin in a broad-line region dominated by orbital motion r...

  5. Relativistic spine jets from Schwarzschild black holes: "Application to AGN radioloud sources"

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    Meliani, Z; Tsinganos, K; Trussoni, E; Cayatte, V

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The two types of Fanaroff-Riley radio loud galaxies, FRI and FRII, exhibit strong jets but with different properties. These differences may be associated to the central engine and/or the external medium. Aims: The AGN classification FRI and FRII can be linked to the rate of electromagnetic Poynting flux extraction from the inner corona of the central engine by the jet. The collimation results from the distribution of the total electromagnetic energy across the jet, as compared to the corresponding distribution of the thermal and gravitational energies. We use exact solutions of the fully relativistic magnetohydrodynamical (GRMHD) equations obtained by a nonlinear separation of the variables to study outflows from a Schwarzschild black hole corona. A strong correlation is found between the jet features and the energetic distribution of the plasma of the inner corona which may be related to the efficiency of the magnetic rotator. It is shown that observations of FRI and FRII jets may be partially constrained by...

  6. Radiation Pressure Supported AGN Tori with Hard X-Ray and Stellar Heating

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    Jiming Shi; Julian H. Krolik

    2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics and structure of toroidal obscuration around AGN remain uncertain and controversial. In this paper we extend earlier work on the dynamical role of infrared radiation pressure by adding the effects of two kinds of distributed heating: Compton-heating due to hard X-rays from the nucleus and local starlight heating. We find numerical solutions to the axisymmetric hydrostatic equilibrium, energy balance, and photon diffusion equations including these effects. Within the regime of typical parameters, the two different sources of additional heating have very similar effects: the density profile within the torus becomes shallower both radially and vertically, but for plausible heating rates, there is only minor change (relative to the source-free case) in the distribution of column density with solid angle. The most interesting consequence of distributed heating is that it selects out a relatively narrow range of parameters permitting an equilibrium, particularly $(L/L_E)/\\tau_T$. We discuss the implications of both the narrowness of the permitted range and its approximate coincidence with the range inferred from observations.

  7. Optical Nuclei of Radio-loud AGN and the Fanaroff-Riley Divide

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    P. Kharb; P. Shastri

    2004-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the nature of the point-like optical ``cores'' that have been found in the centres of the host galaxies of a majority of radio galaxies by the Hubble Space Telescope. We examine the evidence that these optical cores are relativistically beamed, and look for differences in the behaviour of the cores found in radio galaxies of the two Fanaroff-Riley types. We also attempt to relate this behaviour to the properties of the optical nuclei in their highly beamed counterparts (the BL Lac objects and radio-loud quasars) as hypothesized by the simple Unified Scheme. Simple model-fitting of the data suggests that the emission may be coming from a non-thermal relativistic jet. It is also suggestive that the contribution from an accretion disk is not significant for the FRI objects and for the narrow-line radio galaxies of FRII type, while it may be significant for the Broad-line objects, and consistent with the idea that the FRII optical cores seem to suffer from extinction due to an obscuring torus while the FRI optical cores do not. These results are in agreement with the Unified Scheme for radio-loud AGNs.

  8. Axion-like particles explain the unphysical redshift-dependence of AGN gamma-ray spectra

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    Galanti, Giorgio; De Angelis, Alessandro; Bignami, Giovanni F

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Blazars are a class of AGN known to be powerful very-high-energy (VHE, 100 GeV - 100 TeV) celestial gamma-ray emitters. At the time of writing, 41 blazars, spread all over the sky and with known redshift in the range $0.0215 \\leq z \\leq 0.635$ have been observed in the VHE band by the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes H.E.S.S., MAGIC and VERITAS. Thus, they represent an isotropic and relatively local extragalactic sample, unaffected by significant cosmological evolution. The blazar emitted spectra are well fitted by a power law with index $\\Gamma_{\\rm em}$. We show that the $\\Gamma_{\\rm em}$ distribution exhibits an unexpected and previously unnoticed unphysical redshift-dependence. We demonstrate that this result is not due to any selection effect. It is difficult to imagine an intrinsic mechanism which could lead to such a spectral variation, and so this result seriously challenges the conventional view. We propose that such a behaviour is explained by oscillations between the VHE gamma-rays and Axio...

  9. Chemical Abundances in AGN Environment: X-Ray/UV Campaign on the MRK 279 Outflow

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    Nahum Arav; Jack R. Gabel; Kirk T. Korista; Jelle S. Kaastra; Gerard A. Kriss; Ehud Behar; Elisa Costantini; C. Martin Gaskell; Ari Laor; Nalaka Kodituwakku; Daniel Proga; Masao Sako; Jennifer E. Scott; Katrien C. Steenbrugge

    2006-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first reliable determination of chemical abundances in an AGN outflow. The abundances are extracted from the deep and simultaneous FUSE and HST/STIS observations of Mrk 279. This data set is exceptional for its high signal-to-noise, unblended doublet troughs and little Galactic absorption contamination. These attributes allow us to solve for the velocity-dependent covering fraction, and therefore obtain reliable column densities for many ionic species. For the first time we have enough such column densities to simultaneously determine the ionization equilibrium and abundances in the flow. Our analysis uses the full spectral information embedded in these high-resolution data. Slicing a given trough into many independent outflow elements yields the extra constraints needed for a physically meaningful abundances determination. We find that relative to solar the abundances in the Mrk 279 outflow are (linear scaling): carbon 2.2+/-0.7, nitrogen 3.5+/-1.1 and oxygen 1.6+/-0.8. Our UV-based photoionization and abundances results are in good agreement with the independent analysis of the simultaneous Mrk 279 X-ray spectra. This is the best agreement between the UV and X-ray analyses of the same outflow to date.

  10. On the origin of the C IV Baldwin effect in AGN

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    Alexei Baskin; Ari Laor

    2004-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The origin of the luminosity dependence of the equivalent width (EW) of broad emission lines in AGN (the Baldwin effect) is not firmly established yet. We explore this question for the broad C IV \\lambda 1549 line using the Boroson & Green sample of the 87 z < 0.5 Bright Quasar Survey (BQS) quasars. Useful UV spectra of the C IV region are available for 81 of the objects, which are used to explore the dependence of the C IV EW on various emission properties. We confirm earlier results on the strong correlations of the C IV EW with some of the emission parameters which define the Boroson & Green Eigenvector 1, and with the optical to X-ray slope \\alpha_ox. In addition, we find a strong correlation of the C IV EW with the relative accretion rate, L/L_Edd. Since L/L_Edd drives some of the Eigenvector 1 correlations, it may be the primary physical parameter which drives the Baldwin effect for C IV.

  11. Observing faint targets with MIDI at the VLTI -- The MIDI AGN Large Programme experience

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    Burtscher, Leonard; Jaffe, Walter J; Meisenheimer, Klaus

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to put MIDI/VLTI observations of AGNs on a significant statistical basis, the number of objects had to be increased dramatically from the few prominent bright cases to over 20. For this, correlated fluxes as faint as ~ 150 mJy need to be observed, calibrated and their errors be estimated reliably. We have developed new data reduction methods for the coherent estimation of correlated fluxes with the Expert Work Station (EWS). They increase the signal/noise of the reduced correlated fluxes by decreasing the jitter in the group delay estimation. While correlation losses cannot be fully avoided for the weakest objects even with the improved routines, we have developed a method to simulate observations of weak targets and can now detect --- and correct for --- such losses. We have analyzed all sources of error that are relevant for the observations of weak targets. Apart from the photon-noise error, that is usually quoted, there is an additional error from the uncertainty in the calibration (i.e. the conv...

  12. Notes on Slovene and Slavic Etymology

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    Hamp, Eric P.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The notes present critiques of F. Bezlaj's Etymological Dictionary of the Slovene Language and new proposals for the etymology of the words krma 'animal feed', Krma (toponym), kašelj 'cough', ogenj 'flame, fire', and oglje 'charcoal'....

  13. A. La Rosa Lecture Notes APPLIED OPTICS

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    A. La Rosa Lecture Notes APPLIED OPTICS _______________________________________________________________________________ The variational principle and ray propagation The ray equation Propagation on a lenslike media: GRIN lenses Ref: A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Photonics," Oxford University Press. Chapter 2. The ray equation obtained from

  14. A. La Rosa Lecture Notes APPLIED OPTICS

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    _______________________________________________________________________________ Rays and Optical beams Ref: A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Photonics," Oxford University Press. Chapter 2. IA. La Rosa Lecture Notes APPLIED OPTICS. Ray Matrices I.A Special cases Case: Propagation through a thin lens Case: Propagation through

  15. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Practice Notes

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    Novak, Petra Kralj

    1 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Practice Notes Petra Kralj Novak Petra.Kralj.Novak@ijs.si and exam · 2013/1/15: Written exam, seminar proposal discussion · 2013/2/12: Data mining seminar

  16. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Practice Notes

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    Novak, Petra Kralj

    1 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Practice Notes Petra Kralj Novak Petra.Kralj.Novak@ijs.si on Weka 3: Descriptive data mining ­ Discussion about seminars and exam · 2013/12/16: Written exam

  17. Lecture Notes in Secret Sharing Carles Padro

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    Lecture Notes in Secret Sharing Carles Padr´o Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Version 2.7 Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2 Secret Sharing.2 Secret Sharing Schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3 Threshold Secret

  18. THE SPATIAL CLUSTERING OF ROSAT ALL-SKY SURVEY AGNs. II. HALO OCCUPATION DISTRIBUTION MODELING OF THE CROSS-CORRELATION FUNCTION

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    Miyaji, Takamitsu; Aceves, Hector [Instituto de AstronomIa, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ensenada, Baja California (Mexico); Krumpe, Mirko; Coil, Alison L., E-mail: miyaji@astrosen.unam.mx [University of California, San Diego, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0424 (United States)

    2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the second paper of a series that reports on our investigation of the clustering properties of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS) through cross-correlation functions (CCFs) with Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) galaxies. In this paper, we apply the Halo Occupation Distribution (HOD) model to the CCFs between the RASS broad-line AGNs with SDSS luminous red galaxies (LRGs) in the redshift range 0.16 < z < 0.36 that was calculated in Paper I. In our HOD modeling approach, we use the known HOD of LRGs and constrain the HOD of the AGNs by a model fit to the CCF. For the first time, we are able to go beyond quoting merely a 'typical' AGN host halo mass, M{sub h}, and model the full distribution function of AGN host dark matter halos. In addition, we are able to determine the large-scale bias and the mean M{sub h} more accurately. We explore the behavior of three simple HOD models. Our first model (Model A) is a truncated power-law HOD model in which all AGNs are satellites. With this model, we find an upper limit to the slope ({alpha}) of the AGN HOD that is far below unity. The other two models have a central component, which has a step function form, where the HOD is constant above a minimum mass, without (Model B) or with (Model C) an upper mass cutoff, in addition to the truncated power-law satellite component, similar to the HOD that is found for galaxies. In these two models we find that the upper limits on {alpha} are still below unity, with {alpha} {approx}< 0.95 and {alpha} {approx}< 0.84 for Models B and C, respectively. Our analysis suggests that the satellite AGN occupation increases slower than, or may even decrease with, M{sub h}, in contrast to the satellite HODs of luminosity-threshold samples of galaxies, which, in contrast, grow approximately as (N{sub s}) {proportional_to} M{sup {alpha}}{sub h} with {alpha} {approx} 1. These results are consistent with observations that the AGN fraction in groups and clusters decreases with richness.

  19. The Spatial Clustering of ROSAT All-Sky Survey AGN: I. The cross-correlation function with SDSS Luminous Red Galaxies

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    Krumpe, Mirko; Coil, Alison L

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the clustering properties of ~1550 broad-line AGNs at =0.25 detected in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS) through their measured cross-correlation function (CCF) with ~46000 Luminous Red Galaxies (LRGs) in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. By measuring the cross-correlation of our AGN sample with a larger tracer set of LRGs, we both minimize shot noise errors due to the relatively small AGN sample size and avoid systematic errors due to the spatially-varying Galactic absorption that would affect direct measurements of the auto-correlation function (ACF) of the AGN sample. The measured ACF correlation length for the total RASS-AGN sample (=1.5 x 10^(44) erg/s) is r_0=4.3^{+0.4}_{-0.5} h^(-1) Mpc and the slope \\gamma=1.7^{+0.1}_{-0.1}. Splitting the sample into low and high L_X samples at L_(0.5-10 keV)=10^(44) erg/s, we detect an X-ray luminosity-dependence of the clustering amplitude at the ~2.5 \\sigma level. The low L_X sample has r_0=3.3^{+0.6}_{-0.8} h^(-1) Mpc (\\gamma=1.7^{+0.4}_{-0.3}), which is...

  20. ENERGIES RENOVABLES NOTES FINALS 2006 COGNOMS, NOM ASSISTNCIA TREBALL NOTA

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    Batiste, Oriol

    ENERGIES RENOVABLES NOTES FINALS 2006 COGNOMS, NOM ASSISTÃ?NCIA TREBALL NOTA ALCOVERRO VIDAL, MARCEL

  1. Luminous HC3N line emission in NGC4418 - buried AGN or nascent starburst?

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    S. Aalto; R. Monje; S. Martin

    2007-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    IRAM 30m observations reveal that the deeply obscured IR-luminous galaxy NGC4418 has a rich molecular chemistry - including unusually luminous HC3N line emission. We furthermore detect: ortho-H2CO 2-1, 3-2; CN 1-0, 2-1; HCO+, 1-0. 3-2, HCN 3-2, HNC 1-0, 3-2 (and tentatively OCS 12-11). The HCN, HCO+, H2CO and CN line emission can be fitted to densities of n=5 x 10E4 - 10E5 cm-3 and gas temperatures Tk=80-150 K. Both HNC and HC3N are, however, significantly more excited than the other species which requires higher gas densities - or radiative excitation through e.g. mid-IR pumping. The HCN line intensity is fainter than that of HCO+ and HNC for the 3-2 transition, in contrast to previous findings for the 1-0 lines where the HCN emission is the most luminous. We tentatively suggest that the observed molecular line emission is consistent with a young starburst, where the emission can be understood as emerging from dense, warm gas with an additional PDR component. We find that X-ray chemistry is not required to explain the observed mm line emission, including the HCN/HCO+ 1-0 and 3-2 line ratios. The luminous HC3N line emission is an expected signature of dense, starforming gas. A deeply buried AGN can not be excluded, but its impact on the surrounding molecular medium is then suggested to be limited. However, detailed modelling of HC3N abundances in X-ray dominated regions (XDRs) should be carried out. The possibility of radiative excitation should also be further investigated

  2. Note and Record A note on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe traps for

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    Pretoria, University of

    Note and Record A note on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe traps for sampling vegetation of traditional traps, and many are furtive (Myers et al., 2007; Pittman et al., 2008). PVC pipe traps, which and Hyperolius (see Channing, 2001; du Preez & Carruthers, 2009), may be attracted to artificial refugia of PVC

  3. GENOMIC RESOURCES NOTE Genomic Resources Notes accepted 1 February 201331 March

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    Rieseberg, Loren

    GENOMIC RESOURCES NOTE Genomic Resources Notes accepted 1 February 2013­31 March 2013 GENOMIC RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM,1 MATTHEW G. KING,2 SE´ BASTIEN RENAUT,3 LOREN H. RIESEBERG2,4 and HEATHER C. ROWE3 1 Molecular Ecology Resources Editorial Office, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

  4. 2004 Notes2Providers.doc -1-Notes to Retail Providers

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    with the meter data reported to the system operator (Retail providers that purchase electricity from a power pool2004 Notes2Providers.doc -1- Notes to Retail Providers February 2005 Power Source Disclosure than the California Mix, (Net System Power)i . As a retail provider you are probably aware that all

  5. Scientific note A scientific note on the partial nucleotide sequence of a US strain

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Scientific note A scientific note on the partial nucleotide sequence of a US strain of Kashmir bee bee virus / nucleotide sequence / RT-PCR Kashmir bee virus (KBV) was first isolated from a diseased sequence of the amplified product. The BLASTN search of the Nucleotide Sequence Database at the National

  6. The 60-micron extragalactic background radiation intensity, dust-enshrouded AGNs and the assembly of groups and clusters of galaxies

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    Andrew W. Blain; Tom Phillips

    2002-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Submillimetre observations reveal a cosmologically significant population of high-redshift dust-enshrouded galaxies. The form of evolution inferred for this population can be reconciled easily with COBE FIRAS and DIRBE measurements of the cosmic background radiation (CBR) at wavelengths >100 microns. At shorter wavelengths, however, the 60-micron CBR intensity reported by Finkbeiner et al. is less easily accounted for. Lagache et al. have proposed that this excess CBR emission is a warm Galactic component, and the detection of the highest-energy gamma-rays from blazars limits the CBR intensity at these wavelengths, but here we investigate sources of this excess CBR emission, assuming that it has a genuine extragalactic origin. We propose and test three explanations, each involving additional populations not readily detected in existing submm-wave surveys. First, dust-enshrouded galaxies with hot dust temperatures, perhaps dust-enshrouded, Compton-thick AGN as suggested by recent deep Chandra surveys. Secondly, a population of relatively low-redshift dusty galaxies with SEDs more typical of the existing submm-selected galaxies, which could plausibly be associated with the assembly of groups and clusters of galaxies. Thirdly, a population of low-luminosity, cool, quiescent spiral galaxies. Hot AGN and the assembly of groups can account for the excess 60-micron background. There are significant problems with the cluster assembly scenario, in which too many bright IRAS sources are predicted. Spiral galaxies have the wrong SEDs to account for the excess. Future wide-field far-IR surveys using SIRTF and Herschel will sample representative volumes of the distant Universe, allowing any hot population of dusty AGNs and forming groups to be detected.

  7. A Chandra Snapshot Survey of IR-bright LINERs: A Possible Link Between Star Formation, AGN Fueling, and Mass Accretion

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    R. P. Dudik; S. Satyapal; M. Gliozzi; R. M. Sambruna

    2004-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from a high resolution X-ray imaging study of nearby LINERs observed by Chandra. This study complements and extends previous X-ray studies of LINERs, focusing on the under-explored population of nearby dust-enshrouded infrared-bright LINERs. The sample consists of 15 IR-bright LINERs (L_FIR/L_B > 3), with distances that range from 11 to 26 Mpc. Combining our sample with previous Chandra studies we find that ~ 51% (28/55) of the LINERs display compact hard X-ray cores. The nuclear 2-10 keV luminosities of the galaxies in this expanded sample range from ~ 2 X 10^38 ergs s^-1 to ~ 2 X 10^44 ergs s^-1. We find an intriguing trend in the Eddington ratio vs. L_FIR and L_FIR/L_B for the AGN-LINERs in the expanded sample that extends over seven orders of magnitude in L/L_Edd. This correlation may imply a link between black hole growth, as measured by the Eddington ratio, and the star formation rate (SFR), as measured by the far-IR luminosity and IR-brightness ratio. If the far-IR luminosity is an indicator of the molecular gas content in our sample of LINERs, our results may further indicate that the mass accretion rate scales with the host galaxy's fuel supply. We discuss the potential implications of our results in the framework of black hole growth and AGN fueling in low luminosity AGN. (Abridged)

  8. Star Formation and AGN activity in Galaxies classified using the 1.6 {\\mu}m Bump and PAH features at $z = 0.4-2$

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    Hanami, Hitoshi; Fujishiro, Naofumi; Nakanishi, Kouichiro; Miyaji, Takamitsu; Krumpe, Mirko; Umetsu, Keiichi; Ohyama, Youichi; Shim, Hyun Jin; Im, Myungshin; Lee, Hyoung Mok; Lee, Myung Gyoon; Serjeant, Stephen; White, Glenn J; Willmer, Christopher N; Goto, Tomotsugu; Oyabu, Shinki; Takagi, Toshinobu; Wada, Takehiko; Matsuhara, Hideo

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the star-formation and AGN activity of massive galaxies in the redshift range $z=0.4-2$, which are detected in a deep survey field using the AKARI InfraRed (IR) astronomical satellite and {\\em Subaru} telescope toward the North Ecliptic Pole (NEP). The AKARI/IRC Mid-InfraRed (MIR) multiband photometry is used to trace their star-forming activities with the Polycyclic-Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) emissions, which is also used to distinguish star-forming populations from AGN dominated ones and to estimate the Star Formation Rate (SFR) derived from their total emitting IR (TIR) luminosities. In combination with analyses of their stellar components, we have studied the MIR SED features of star-forming and AGN-harboring galaxies.

  9. Mass Measurements of AGN from Multi-Lorentzian Models of X-ray Variability. I. Sampling Effects in Theoretical Models of the rms^2-M_BH Correlation

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    Martin E. Pessah

    2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent X-ray variability studies suggest that the log of the square of the fractional rms variability amplitude, rms^2, seems to correlate with the log of the AGN black-hole mass, M_BH, with larger black holes being less variable for a fixed time interval. This has motivated the theoretical modeling of the rms^2-M_BH correlation with the aim of constraining AGN masses based on X-ray variability. A viable approach to addressing this problem is to assume an underlying power spectral density with a suitable mass dependence, derive the functional form of the rms^2-M_BH correlation for a given sampling pattern, and investigate whether the result is consistent with the observations. For simplicity, previous studies, inspired by the similarities shared by the timing properties of AGN and X-ray binaries, have explored model power spectral densities characterized by broken power laws. and ignored, in general, the distorting effects that the particular sampling pattern imprints in the observed power spectral density. Motivated by the latest timing results from X-ray binaries, obtained with RXTE, we propose that AGN broad-band noise spectra consist of a small number of Lorentzian components. This assumption allows, for the first time, to fully account for sampling effects in theoretical models of X-ray variability in an analytic manner. We show that, neglecting sampling effects when deriving the fractional rms from the model power spectral density can lead to underestimating it by a factor of up to 80% with respect to its true value for the typical sampling patterns used to monitor AGN. We discuss the implications of our results for the derivation of AGN masses using theoretical models of the rms^2-M_BH correlation. (Abridged)

  10. Xyce parallel electronic simulator release notes.

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    Keiter, Eric Richard; Hoekstra, Robert John; Mei, Ting; Russo, Thomas V.; Schiek, Richard Louis; Thornquist, Heidi K.; Rankin, Eric Lamont; Coffey, Todd Stirling; Pawlowski, Roger Patrick; Santarelli, Keith R.

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Xyce Parallel Electronic Simulator has been written to support, in a rigorous manner, the simulation needs of the Sandia National Laboratories electrical designers. Specific requirements include, among others, the ability to solve extremely large circuit problems by supporting large-scale parallel computing platforms, improved numerical performance and object-oriented code design and implementation. The Xyce release notes describe: Hardware and software requirements New features and enhancements Any defects fixed since the last release Current known defects and defect workarounds For up-to-date information not available at the time these notes were produced, please visit the Xyce web page at http://www.cs.sandia.gov/xyce.

  11. CONTINUUM WAVEFUNCTION SOLVER FOR W.F. PERGER

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    Perger, Warren F.

    and others on which it has been tested: Computers: Sun SPARC Station, IBM 4381, IBM RS6000, VAX 850 the new version has been tested: Sun OS 4.1.1, 4.1.2; IBM CMS VM/SP HOP 5.0; IBM AIX 3.1.5; VAX/VMS V5

  12. L.m, Libby and W.F. Libby

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron beamJoin2015JustKateKent5 BC W S ON-L.45

  13. RADIOCARBON DATING, MEMORIES AND HOPES W.F, Libby

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible forPortsmouth/Paducah47,193.70COMMUNITYResponses: QuestionDaniel HartsockRADIOCARBON

  14. The ionization mechanism of the extended gas in high redshift radio galaxies:shocks or AGN photoionization?

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    M. Villar-Martin; C. N. Tadhunter; N. E. Clark

    1997-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We have compared the UV line ratios of a sample of very high redshift radio galaxies with shock and AGN photoionization models, with the goal of determining the balance between jet-induced shocks and AGN illumination in the extended emission line regions. We find that the UV line ratios cannot be explained in terms of photoionization of solar abundance gas by the classical power law of index $\\alpha=$-1.5, which successfully reproduces the general trends defined by the optical line ratios of low redshift radio galaxies. Pure shock models also provide a poor fit to the data. However, photoionization by a power law of index -1.0 provides an excellent fit to the UV line ratios. This suggests that the ionizing continuum spectral shape may depend on radio luminosity and/or redshift, such that it becomes harder as the radio power and/or redshift increase. However, an alternative possibility is that we are seeing the first signs of chemical evolution in these objects, since a power-law of index -1.5 with low metallicity also provides a good fit to the data. We further show that the UV line ratios provide a sensitive test of the ionization mechanism for the lower ionization conditions prevalent in some low redshift jet-cloud interaction candidates.

  15. The XMM-Newton Wide Angle Survey (XWAS): the X-ray spectrum of type-1 AGN

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    Mateos, S; Page, M J; Watson, M G; Corral, A; Tedds, J A; Ebrero, J; Krumpe, M; Schwope, A; Ceballos, M T

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the broad band X-ray properties of one of the largest samples of X-ray selected type-1 AGN to date (487 objects in total), drawn from the XMM-Newton Wide Angle Survey. The objects cover 2-10 keV luminosities from ~10^{42}-10^{45} erg s^{-1} and are detected up to redshift ~4. We constrain the overall properties of the broad band continuum, soft excess and X-ray absorption, along with their dependence on the X-ray luminosity and redshift and we discuss the implications for models of AGN emission. We constrained the mean spectral index of the broad band X-ray continuum to =1.96+-0.02 with intrinsic dispersion sigma=0.27_{-0.02}^{+0.01}. The continuum becomes harder at faint fluxes and at higher redshifts and luminosities. The dependence of Gamma with flux is likely due to undetected absorption rather than to spectral variation. We found a strong dependence of the detection efficiency of objects on the spectral shape which can have a strong impact on the measured mean continuum shapes of sources at di...

  16. A Very Deep Chandra Observation of the Galaxy Group NGC 5813: AGN Shocks, Feedback, and Outburst History

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    Randall, S W; Jones, C; Forman, W R; Bulbul, E; Clarke, T E; Kraft, R; Blanton, E L; David, L; Werner, N; Sun, M; Donahue, M; Giacintucci, S; Simionescu, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from a very deep (650 ks) Chandra X-ray observation of the galaxy group NGC~5813, the deepest Chandra observation of a galaxy group to date. Earlier observations showed two pairs of cavities distributed roughly collinearly, with each pair associated with an elliptical shock front. The new observations confirm a third pair of outer cavities, collinear with the other pairs, and reveal an associated outer outburst shock at ~30 kpc. This system is therefore unique in exhibiting three cavity pairs, each associated with an unambiguous AGN outburst shock front. The implied mean kinetic power is roughly the same for each outburst, demonstrating that the average AGN kinetic luminosity can remain stable over long timescales (~50 Myr). The two older outbursts have larger, roughly equal total energies as compared with the youngest outburst, implying that the youngest outburst is ongoing. We find that the radiative cooling rate and the mean shock heating rate of the gas are well balanced at each shock f...

  17. Cosmic Ray-Dominated AGN Jets and the Formation of X-ray Cavities in Galaxy Clusters

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    Guo, Fulai

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is widely accepted that feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGN) plays a key role in the evolution of gas in groups and clusters of galaxies. Unequivocal evidence comes from quasi-spherical X-ray cavities observed near cluster centers having sizes ranging from a few to tens of kpc, some containing non-thermal radio emission. Cavities apparently evolve from the interaction of AGN jets with the intracluster medium (ICM). However, in numerical simulations it has been difficult to create such fat cavities from narrow jets. Ultra-hot thermal jets dominated by kinetic energy typically penetrate deep into the ICM, forming radially elongated cavities at large radii unlike those observed. Here, we investigate the evolution of low-density jets dominated by relativistic cosmic rays (CRs) on kpc scales. We find that, when the thermal gas density in a CR-dominated jet is sufficiently low, the jet has a correspondingly low inertia, and thus decelerates quickly in the ICM. Furthermore, CR pressure causes the jet to exp...

  18. XMM-Newton observations of 4 luminous radio-quiet AGN, and the soft X-ray excess problem

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    F. D'Ammando; S. Bianchi; E. Jimenez-Bailon; G. Matt

    2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The nature and origin of the soft X-ray excess in radio quiet AGN is still an open issue. The interpretation in terms of thermal disc emission has been challanged by the discovery of the constancy of the effective temperature despite the wide range of Black Hole masses of the observed sources. Alternative models are reflection from ionized matter and absorption in a relativistically smeared wind. We analyzed XMM-Newton observations of four luminous radio quiet AGN with the aim of characterising their main properties and in particular the soft excess. Different spectral models for the soft excess were tried: thermal disc emission, Comptonization, ionized reflection, relativistically smeared winds. Comptonization of thermal emission and the smeared winds provide the best fits, but the other models also provide acceptable fits. All models, however, return parameters very similar from source to source, despite the large differences in luminosities, Black Hole masses and Eddington ratios. Moreover, the smeared wind model require very large smearing velocities. The UV to X-ray fluxes ratios are very different, but do not correlate with any other parameter. No fully satisfactory explanation for the soft X-ray excess is found. Better data, like e.g. observations in a broader energy band, are needed to make further progresses.

  19. COMPUTER SECURITY revision list Subject Notes

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    Chothia, Tom

    COMPUTER SECURITY revision list Subject Notes AES DES 3-DES CBC Diffie-Hellman Elgaml RSA KeyCrypt Electronic Signatures PGP Access Control Matrix Access Control Lists #12;COMPUTER SECURITY revision list for Linux Confused Deputy Problem MD5 SHA1 SHA2 / SHA256 / SHA512 SHA3 Collision attacks MAC Password

  20. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    of the utilities (electrical power substation and cooling system) in the linac tunnel and klystron gallery before. Hutton (CEBAF), Chairman W. Scandale (CERN) A. Wrülich (ST) Overall Project Progress and Status The Committee noted the progress made since the last Review and is pleased to see that the major Project

  1. Technical Note Puncture protection of PVC geomembranes______________________________________________

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    Technical Note Puncture protection of PVC geomembranes a design procedure for estimating the puncture protection of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) geomembranes. The puncture resistance of 0.5 mm, 0.75 mm, and 1.0 mm thick PVC geomembranes was measured using the truncated

  2. Ocean Engineering 33 (2006) 22092223 Technical Note

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    Ocean Engineering 33 (2006) 2209­2223 Technical Note Pulsatile vortex generators for low-speed maneuvering of small underwater vehicles Kamran Mohseni� Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, science writer). #12;1. Introduction Oceans hold the key to the origin and continuity of life on the Earth

  3. Section Notes 3 The Simplex Algorithm

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    Section Notes 3 The Simplex Algorithm Applied Math 121 Week of September 22, 2014 Goals for the week · understand how to get from an LP to a simplex tableau. · be familiar with reduced costs, optimal solutions, different types of variables and their roles. · understand the steps of simplex phases I and II

  4. Section Notes 3 The Simplex Algorithm

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    Chen, Yiling

    Section Notes 3 The Simplex Algorithm Applied Math 121 Week of February 14, 2011 Goals for the week · understand how to get from an LP to a simplex tableau. · be familiar with reduced costs, optimal solutions, different types of variables and their roles. · understand the steps of simplex phases I and II. · be able

  5. Section Notes 3 The Simplex Algorithm

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    Chen, Yiling

    Section Notes 3 The Simplex Algorithm Applied Math 121 Week of February 17, 2014 Goals for the week · understand how to get from an LP to a simplex tableau. · be familiar with reduced costs, optimal solutions, different types of variables and their roles. · understand the steps of simplex phases I and II. · be able

  6. Briefing Note 2010 19 15 September 2010

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    incremental costs for energy efficiency (EE) retrofits than do newer buildings. Throughout New York, 43Briefing Note 2010 ­ 19 15 September 2010 Energy Efficiency Retrofits Case Study - Empire State Building Produced in partnership with ISIS | A Research Centre | Sauder School of Business | UBC Author

  7. Technical Note Graphene: Substrate preparation and introduction

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    Technical Note Graphene: Substrate preparation and introduction Radosav S. Pantelic a , Ji Won Suk September 2010 Accepted 4 October 2010 Available online xxxx Keywords: Graphene Graphene oxide Cryo the transfer of continuous, single-layer, pristine graphene to standard Quan- tifoil TEM grids. We compare

  8. Engineering Notes Ice Shape Characterization Using

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    Engineering Notes Ice Shape Characterization Using Self-Organizing Maps Stephen T. McClain Baylor. Introduction DURING the validation and verification of ice accretion codes, predicted ice shapes must be compared with experimental measurements of wind-tunnel or atmospheric ice shapes. Current methods for ice

  9. Briefing Note 2010 25 16 December 2010

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    of the CDM carbon market distortion issue are 19 chemical gas manufacturers, located mainly in China manufacturers in order to determine if the carbon crediting system has been manipulated.xi To date, China has1 Briefing Note 2010 ­ 25 16 December 2010 Carbon Market Distortions and Diminishing Environmental

  10. Briefing Note 2010 -9 21 June 2010

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    Pedersen, Tom

    for a carbon tariff in an attempt to curb unfair competition from countries like China, which have weakerBriefing Note 2010 - 9 21 June 2010 Border Carbon Adjustments: The Canadian Context Produced Border carbon adjustments (BCAs), also known as carbon tariffs, are being proposed in the EU and US

  11. CS229 Lecture notes Generative Learning algorithms

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    analysis (GDA). In this model, we'll assume that p(x|y) is distributed according to a multivariate normal discriminant analysis The first generative learning algorithm that we'll look at is Gaussian discrim- inant. In these notes, we'll talk about a different type of learning algorithm. Consider a classification problem

  12. 203-HJT-0611 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

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    WELDS SHALL BE WITH ASME SECTION IX. NO CODE STAMP REQUIRED. 1. WELDING SHALL BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE DIMENSIONS AND TOLERANCES PER ASME Y14.5M 3. MACHINED FINISH 125 MICRO- INCHES RMS 4. CONCENTRICITY .010 TIR.850 2.4 .9 2.850 .900 .975 1.20 NOTES 1. WELDING SHALL BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASME SECTION IX

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    WITH ASME SECTION IX. NO CODE STAMP REQUIRED. 2. NO RADIOGRAPHY REQUIRED. ALL WELDS SHALL BE DYE PENETRANT.349 NOTES 1. WELDING SHALL BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASME SECTION IX. NO CODE STAMP REQUIRED. 2 AND TOLERANCES PER ASME Y14.5M 3. MACHINED FINISH 125 MICRO- INCHES RMS 4. CONCENTRICITY .010 TIR 5. MACHINED

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    .928 2.298 NOTES 1. WELDING AND INSPECTION SHALL BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASME SECTION IX. NO CODE ASME Y14.5M 3. MACHINED FINISH 125 MICRO- INCHES RMS 4. CONCENTRICITY .010 TIR 5. MACHINED ANGLES 1 INSPECTION REQUIRED. 2. NUMBER OF PIPE BUTT WELDS SHOULD BE MINIMIZED. NO CODE STAMP REQUIRED. IN ACCORDANCE

  15. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    THE RADIOFREQUENCY SYSTEM FOR DANE: FIRST REMARKS R. Boni, A. Gallo INTRODUCTION This note presents some considerations on the Radiofrequency System (RFS) for DANE. It is worthed to mention that the RFS has to supply to the beams the energy lost by synchrotron radiation and parasitic losses. We propose two different solutions

  16. Research Note Fast 2-flip move evaluations

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    Hao, Jin-Kao

    problems Fred Glover1 and Jin-Kao Hao2 1 OptTek Systems, Inc. 1919 Seventh Street Boulder, CO 80302, USA glover@opttek.com 2 Laboratoire d'Etude et de Recherche en Informatique (LERIA) Université d'Angers 2. Corresponding author: Fred Glover Biographical notes: Fred Glover holds the title of Distinguished Professor

  17. CenterPulse ContentsDirector's Notes

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    to our year-in-review newsletter, CenterPulse. Please forward it to your colleagues to help us improveCenterPulse ContentsDirector's Notes 2012 Year in Review Happy New Year, everyone! The year 2012 that recommended full continuation of funding for years 52-56 of NIH support. While the final funding level

  18. GEOLOGICAL NOTE Desert Pavement: An Environmental Canary?

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    GEOLOGICAL NOTE Desert Pavement: An Environmental Canary? P K. Haft Division of Earth and Ocean 27708 Ie-mail: /wff@geo.duke_eciul ABSTRACT Ongoing ctisruption of ancient, varnished desert pavement that the pavement disturbances reported here ~ue rarc on the millcnnhll time scale of desert varnish format ion

  19. Agent Notes Day 4 ~ Health Training

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    ­ Agent Notes Day 4 ~ Health Training In preparation for the Health Day, you could order the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. To order these free booklets, go to www in the afternoon, and edit your agenda to reflect your choices. Several HealthHints newsletters are referenced

  20. Briefing Note 2011 29 4 February 2011

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Briefing Note 2011 ­ 29 4 February 2011 Fracking in BC: Integrating climate change issues Produced - otherwise known as fracking. However the current controversy regarding fracking, including in the US options to reduce associated emissions, water, and health impacts. Fracking involves shooting a high

  1. Informal Assessment Work Group Meeting Notes

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    Informal Assessment Work Group Meeting Notes November 15, 2006 Present: Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Doug Baker, Dick Battaglia, Ben Beard, Suzi Billington, Alton Campbell, Jeanne Christiansen, Gail Eckwright is completed for all programs by May 2007? (Can we do the level of work needed in this time period?) Doug

  2. Application Note (A9) Revision: A

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    Johnsen, Sönke

    measurements of light falling onto a flat surface. Such studies vary from solar UV exposure limitsApplication Note (A9) Revision: A AUGUST 1995 OPTRONIC LABORATORIES, INC. 4632 36TH STREET Orlando on the wavelength of light so the bluer wavelengths are scattered more strongly than redder. This leads

  3. NOTE: The IRB does not stamp the

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    Loudon, Catherine

    obtaining Short Form consent: Download and review the current IRB approval letter from the Doc DepotNOTE: The IRB does not stamp the HIPAA Research Authorization Form, the Bill of Rights or the Short Short Form Consent ­ The Basics Date of Last Revision: 08-27-2013 Audience: Researchers Utilizing

  4. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Practice Notes

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    Novak, Petra Kralj

    1 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Practice Notes dr. Petra Kralj Novak Petra.Kralj.Novak@ijs.si and exam · 2013/12/16: Written exam, seminar proposal discussion · 2014/1/8: Data mining seminar gain becomes the root 7. Divide the set S into subsets Si according to the values of A 8. Repeat steps

  5. Computer Note A Prototype Object Database for

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    Neigel, Joseph E.

    Computer Note A Prototype Object Database for Mitochondrial DNA Variation J. E. NEIGEL AND P preserved. We hope to prevent further loss by establishing a community database for population genetic surveys. We explored the feasibility of a population genetics database by developing a prototype

  6. Linear Algebra Notes David A. SANTOS

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Linear Algebra Notes David A. SANTOS dsantos@ccp.edu January 2, 2010 REVISION #12;ii Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2 Matrices and Matrix Operations 18 2.1 The Algebra of Matrices . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.3 Diagonalisability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 7.4 Theorem of Cayley and Hamilton . . . . . 147 8 Linear Algebra

  7. Panel Session Notes Session II: Energy

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    Jawitz, James W.

    to make cars more efficient, to make solar panels store more energy to be dispersed throughout the nightPanel Session Notes Session II: Energy Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Curtis Panelists: Dr. Gary Peter price for operating cost and the cost of manufacturing go down, there are many more sectors in the US

  8. A. La Rosa Lecture Notes APPLIED OPTICS

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    variation of the electric field of the incident radiation Since the corresponding Poynting vector is given ox , which will depend on the electric field amplitude of the incident radiation. So, we need to find electrical charge emits radiation; the latter is camouflaged in the parameter . Note 2: Equation (11

  9. Practice Note Planning for brownfield land

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    Practice Note Planning for brownfield land regeneration to woodland and wider green infrastructure 1FCPN022 Gail Atkinson and Kieron Doick March 2014 The regeneration of brownfield land to green of brownfield regeneration to woodland in order to inform project planning, raise awareness of lessons learnt

  10. NASA TECHNICAL NOTE APOLLO EXPERIENCE REPORT -

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    .' 1 * . NASA TECHNICAL NOTE APOLLO EXPERIENCE REPORT - SPACECRAFT STRUCTURAL WINDOWS by Oruis E(s)) ' Apollo Spacecraft * Chemically Tempered ' Fracture Mechanics 'h e a l e d Glass * Coatings ' Thermally is presented for the Apollo command and lunar modules. This report presents window design philosophy, design

  11. Fishery Notes EI Nino and Its Impact

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    Fishery Notes EI Nino and Its Impact on Ecuadorean Fisheries Ecuadorean scientists report that an unusually powerful EI Nino in the eastern Pacific is adversely affecting Ecuador's pelagic fisheries. EI. The impact can be partic- ularly severe on larval and juvenile fish and, as a result, the effects of EI Nino

  12. Poor Theory Notes Toward a Manifesto

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    Loudon, Catherine

    Poor Theory Notes Toward a Manifesto Poor theory is less a theory than a way of proceeding. Poor theory proposes to find ways of making the most of limited resources. Poor theory uses the tools at hand. Poor theory suggests the need to `work around' intransigent problems, when clear solutions

  13. DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DANE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, 28 November, 2002 IR-12 together with the total losses around the rings. Results seem encouraging, as calculated loss rates at IR2 in details and compared to calculated losses for the KLOE and the DEAR cases. 1 Introduction Background rates

  14. BNL/SNS TECHNICAL NOTE R. Witkover

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    BNL/SNS TECHNICAL NOTE NO. 126 R. Witkover TechSource, Inc. Santa Fe, NM September 2, 2003 COLLIDER BLM Signal Calibration Constants R. Witkover TechSource, Inc. Santa Fe, NM Background The Beam Loss Monitor (BLM) system is designed to measure beam losses in the SNS using Ion Chambers supplied by BNL

  15. Tyndall Briefing Note No. 26 Tyndall Briefing Note No. 26 June 2008

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    Watson, Andrew

    FOR A GLOBAL EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME (GETS) FOR INTERNATIONAL BUNKERS (AVIATION AND SHIPPING) A Briefing Note the proposal for a global emissions trading scheme (GETS) included in the Open Letter to the IPCC from

  16. The Regulation of Cooling and Star Formation in Luminous Galaxies by AGN Feedback and the Cooling-Time/Entropy Threshold for the Onset of Star Formation

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    David Rafferty; Brian McNamara; Paul Nulsen

    2008-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Using broadband optical imaging and Chandra X-ray data for a sample of 46 cluster central dominant galaxies (CDGs), we investigate the connection between star formation, the intracluster medium (ICM), and the central active galactic nucleus (AGN). We report the discovery of a remarkably sharp threshold for the onset of star formation that occurs when the central cooling time of the hot atmosphere falls below ~ 5x10^8 yr, or equivalently when the central entropy falls below ~ 30 keV cm^2. In addition to this criterion, star formation in cooling flows also appears to require that the X-ray and galaxy centroids lie within ~ 20 kpc of each other, and that the jet (cavity) power is smaller than the X-ray cooling luminosity. These three criteria, together with the high ratio of cooling time to AGN outburst (cavity) age across our sample, directly link the presence of star formation and AGN activity in CDGs to cooling instabilities in the intracluster plasma. Our results provide compelling evidence that AGN feedback into the hot ICM is largely responsible for regulating cooling and star formation in the cores of clusters, leading to the significant growth of supermassive black holes in CDGs at late times.

  17. Comment on "The dust sublimation radius as an outer envelope to the bulk of the narrow Fe K$\\alpha$ line emission in Type 1 AGN"

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    Minezaki, Takeo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, Gandhi, H\\"onig, and Kishimoto submitted a manuscript to the arXiv e-print service on the location of the emitting region of the narrow FeK$\\alpha $ line that appears in the X-ray spectra of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) compared with the inner radius of the dust torus (arXiv:1502.02661). Prior to their manuscript, a similar discussion had already been presented in a section of Minezaki & Matsushita (2015), which had been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. Because Gandhi et al. made no reference to Minezaki & Matsushita (2015) apart from improperly citing it merely as an application of the dust reverberation of AGNs, we present a brief comparison of both papers. Gandhi et al. compared the location of the FeK$\\alpha$ emitting region with the individually measured radius of the dust torus for type 1 AGNs, whereas Minezaki & Matsushita (2015) examined it based on the scaling relation of the dust reverberation radius for both type 1 and type 2 AGNs. Nevertheless, Gandhi e...

  18. Extending Virial Black Hole Mass Estimates to Low-Luminosity or Obscured AGN: the cases of NGC 4395 and MCG -01-24-012

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    La Franca, F; Ricci, F; Sani, E; Brusa, M; Maiolino, R; Fiore, F; Marconi, A; Vignali, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last decade, using single epoch (SE) virial based spectroscopic optical observations, it has been possible to measure the black hole (BH) mass on large type 1 Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) samples. However this kind of measurements can not be applied on those obscured type 2 and/or low luminosity AGN where the nuclear component does not dominate in the optical. We have derived new SE relationships, based on the FWHM and luminosity of the broad line region component of the Pabeta emission line and/or the hard X-ray luminosity in the 14-195 keV band, which have the prospect of better working with low luminosity or obscured AGN. The SE relationships have been calibrated in the 10^5-10^9 M_sol mass range, using a sample of AGN whose BH masses have been previously measured using reverberation mapping techniques. Our tightest relationship between the reverberation-based BH mass and the SE virial product has an intrinsic spread of 0.20 dex. Thanks to these SE relations, in agreement with previous estimates, we...

  19. Coexistence of Corona and Disk in AGN? B. F. Liu 1 , S. Mineshige 1 , E. Meyer-Hofmeister 2 , and F. Meyer 2

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    Coexistence of Corona and Disk in AGN? B. F. Liu 1 , S. Mineshige 1 , E. Meyer-Hofmeister 2 , and F. Meyer 2 1 Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan 2 Max, is to be established. In this investigation, we extended the disk corona model (Meyer & Meyer- Hofmeister 1994; Meyer

  20. On the nature of the z=0 X-ray absorbers: II. The contrast between local and AGN host galaxy absorption

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    Rik J. Williams; Smita Mathur; Fabrizio Nicastro

    2007-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We search for highly-ionized gas near three AGN host galaxies using the Chandra low-energy transmission grating spectrograph. Strong absorption lines from such gas are seen at z=0, most likely from one or more of the following components: (1) a Galactic corona, (2) the Local Group medium, and (3) an extended warm-hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) filament passing through our local overdensity. Since AGNs reside within host galaxies that are also expected to sit within cosmically overdense regions, similar absorption resulting from these three components should appear at the AGN redshifts as well. However, no such absorption is seen. The lack of strong absorption lines is likely a result of the gas in these host galaxies and surrounding galaxy clusters being much hotter, and hence more highly ionized, than the gas in the Local Group+Galaxy system. We conclude that WHIM filaments produce no measurable absorption lines at the AGN redshifts, and therefore contribute at most a small fraction of the observed z=0 warm-hot gas.

  1. Independent Study in Idaho ISI Course BSU Course NOTES

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    Barrash, Warren

    Independent Study in Idaho ISI Course BSU Course NOTES Updated 03/2012 Boise State University Administration #12;Independent Study in Idaho ISI Course BSU Course NOTES Updated 03/2012 Boise State University

  2. COMPLETE CULTIVATION BPG NOTE 13 Best Practice Guidance

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    tipping method, which is detailed in BPG Note 4: Loose tipping. However, there is a legacy of brownfield

  3. Radio observations of the CDF-South: a possible link between radio emission and star formation in X-ray selected AGN

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    E. Rovilos; A. Georgakakis; I. Georgantopoulos; J. Afonso; A. M. Koekemoer; B. Mobasher; C. Goudis

    2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the nature of the radio emission of X-ray selected AGN by combining deep radio (1.4GHz; 60micro-Jy) and X-ray data with multiwavelength (optical, mid-infrared) observations in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South (E-CDFS). The fraction of radio detected X-ray sources increases from 9% in the E-CDFS to 14% in the central region of this field, which has deeper X-ray coverage from the 1Ms CDFS. We find evidence that the radio emission of up to 60% of the hard X-ray/radio matched AGN is likely associated with star-formation in the host galaxy. Firstly, the mid-IR (24micron) properties of these sources are consistent with the infrared/radio correlation of starbursts. Secondly, most of them are found in galaxies with blue rest-frame optical colours (U-V), suggesting a young stellar population. On the contrary, X-ray/radio matched AGN which are not detected in the mid-infrared have red U-V colours suggesting their radio emission is associated with AGN activity. We also find no evidence for a population of heavily obscured radio-selected AGN that are not detected in X-rays. Finally, we do no confirm previous claims for a correlation between radio emission and X-ray obscuration. Assuming that the radio continuum measures star-formation, this finding is against models where the dust and gas clouds associated with circumnuclear starbursts are spherically blocking our view to the central engine.

  4. EndNote X6 Basics For Windows

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    will need to choose between two installation types ­ Typical or Custom. If you choose Typical, you EndNote: Opening or creating an EndNote Library Adding bibliographic references or citations to your library Using EndNote with Microsoft Word to organize research papers, insert references using Cite While

  5. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology,Tsitika Watershed.Research Section,CoastForest Region,BCMOF, Nanaimo, BC. Extension Note EN-021. EN-021 Hydrology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife Extension Note EN-021 March 2006 Forest Research

  6. Nolij Corporation Proprietary & Confidential Information Release Notes for Nolij Web

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    Escher, Christine

    Nolij Corporation Proprietary & Confidential Information Release Notes for Nolij Web Release 6.3.x Web Release 6.3.x Copyright © 2010 - 2011, Nolij Corporation. All rights reserved. Revised 02Release Notes for Nolij Web Release 6.3.x Introduction These release notes provide information about new

  7. LLW notes. Vol. 11, No. 1

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    NONE

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    `LLW Notes` is distributed by Afton Associates, Inc. to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum Participants and other state and compact officials identified by those Participants to receive `LLW Notes`. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) is an association of state and compact representatives, appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact implementation of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The LLW Forum provides an opportunity for state and compact officials to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  8. Notes 16. Analysis of tilting pad bearings

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    San Andres, Luis

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NOTES 16. STATIC AND DYNAMIC FORCED PERFORMANCE OF TILTING PAD BEARINGS: ANALYSIS INCLUDING PIVOT STIFFNESS Dr. Luis San Andr?s Mast-Childs Professor August 2010 SUMMARY Work in progress ? still a lot of be done Introduction... Figure 1 shows a tilting pad journal bearing comprised of four pads. Each pad tilts about its pivot making a hydrodynamic film that generates a pressure reacting to the static load applied on the spinning journal. This type of bearing is typically...

  9. Advanced Analysis: Skeleton notes 1. Fourier Theory

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    Davies, Christopher

    Advanced Analysis: Skeleton notes 1. Fourier Theory The Fourier series of a function f() on [-, ] is - anein , where an = an(f) = 1 2 - f()e-in d. The Fourier transform of a function f(x) on R is the function ^f() = 1 2 - f(x)e-ix dx, and the Fourier inversion formula is f(x) = - f()eix d. One circle

  10. Notes on Black Hole Fluctuations and Backreaction

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    B. L. Hu; Alpan Raval; Sukanya Sinha

    1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In these notes we prepare the ground for a systematic investigation into the issues of black hole fluctuations and backreaction by discussing the formulation of the problem, commenting on possible advantages and shortcomings of existing works, and introducing our own approach via a stochastic semiclassical theory of gravity based on the Einstein-Langevin equation and the fluctuation-dissipation relation for a self-consistent description of metric fluctuations and dissipative dynamics of the black hole with backreaction of its Hawking radiance.

  11. Aging and annealing effects on properties of Ag-N dual-acceptor doped ZnO thin films

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    Swapna, R.; Amiruddin, R.; Santhosh Kumar, M. C. [Advanced Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli -620 015 (India)

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Ag-N dual acceptor doping into ZnO has been proposed to realize p-ZnO thin film of different concentrations (1, 2 and 4 at.%) by spray pyrolysis at 623 K and then 4 at.% films annealed at 673 K and 723 K for 1 hr. X-ray diffraction studies reveal that all the films are preferentially oriented along (002) plane. Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) confirms the presence of Ag and N in 2 at.% ZnO:(Ag, N) film. Hall measurement shows that 4 at.% ZnO:(Ag, N) film achieved minimum resistivity with high hole concentration. The p-type conductivity of the ZnO:(Ag, N) films is retained even after 180 days. Photoluminescence (PL) spectra of ZnO:(Ag, N) films show low density of native defects.

  12. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife Extension Note EN-007

  13. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife Extension Note

  14. Balmer Line Variations in the Radio-Loud AGN PG 1512+370

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    P. Romano; P. Marziani; D. Dultzin-Hacyan

    1997-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We present spectroscopic observations of the quasar PG~1512+370, covering the Hbeta line spectral range and collected at moderate resolution (2-7 A FWHM) from 1988 to 1996. The observations show that the blue wing of the Hbeta broad profile component has changed significantly in flux and shape between 1988 and 1990 and between 1995 and 1996. A displaced blue peak on the Hbeta profile, visible in 1988, but not in the 1990-1995 spectra, is revealed again in one of the spectra obtained in 1996. The blue peak (in both the 1988 and 1996 spectra) is centered at Delta v_r ~ -3000 +/- 500 km/s from the rest frame defined by the narrow component of Hbeta, and the OIII lambda4959,5007 lines. We discuss several conflicting interpretations of the data. We find that the variability of the Hbeta blue wing is consistent with Balmer line emission from regions whose motion is predominantly radial, if variations of the blue wing are a response to continuum changes. Alternatively, we note that observed Hbeta line profile variations are consistent with a variable line component as in a ``binary black hole'' scenario. More frequent observations of Hbeta are needed to distinguish among these hypotheses.

  15. Notes 04. Elements of analytical dynamics.

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    San Andres, Luis

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    T is 1 11 1 111 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 N ii i i Nn n ii ii ir s ir s rs Nnn n ii i i ii irss irs s rs s mr r m tt m ttt T rr rr qq rr r r rr Tqqq qq q = == = === = ? ???? ???? ++ ???? ???? ?? ?? ?? ++? ?? ?? == ?? ?? ? ????? = ? ? ?? ? ??? ? #0;G#0;G #0... with the directions of the generalized displacements, thus () 11 2 2 1 .... n nc n n s s s WQqQq Qq Qq? ?? ? ? = =++ ? (41) Note that the generalized force Q k may NOT need to actually represent a force or a moment. However, the product Q k ?q k MUST...

  16. ConsumTechNotes2012.vp

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for On-Highway4,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,9,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,Decade Year-0E (2001)gasoline prices4Consumption TheX I AConsumptionNote: The

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  20. Manhattan Project: A Note on Sources

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  1. Comparing narrow and broad-line AGNs, in a new diagnostic diagram for emission-line galaxies based on WISE data

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    Coziol, R; Andernach, H

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a new color-color diagnostic diagram in the mid infrared built from WISE data, the MIRDD, we compare narrow emission-line galaxies (NELGs) that exhibit different activity types (star-forming galaxies, SFGs, and AGNs, i.e.,LINERs, Sy2s and TOs), with broad-line AGNs (QSOs and Sy1s) and BL Lac objects at low redshift ($z \\le 0.25$). We show that the BL Lac objects occupy in the MIRDD the same region as the LINERs, whereas the QSOs and Sy1s occupy an intermediate region, between the LINERs and the Sy2s.In the MIRDD these galaxies trace a sequence that can be reproduced by a power law, $F_\

  2. Tyndall Briefing Note No. 35 Tyndall Briefing Note No. 35 April 2009

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    Watson, Andrew

    of East Anglia This Briefing Note is the first in a series of opinion pieces from Tyndall Centre The past 50 years: It is undeniable that over the past fifty years, agricultural science and new. The challenge: In coming decades we need to double food production, meet food safety standards, enhance rural

  3. BEG/CEE-UT Think Corner Research Note, June 2012, 1 Think Corner Research Note

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    : Analysis based on U.S. EIA regional data. #12;© BEG/CEE-UT Think Corner Research Note, 18 May 2012, 2 Two natural gas production. Our methodology is a "top down" approach based on corporate financial reports periodic tracking as well as extension and expansion of our producer survey. 2 1 Foss, M.M., M. Wainberg

  4. Queer as 2 Three Pound Notes #2

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    Multiple Contributors

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3 TWO ?3 NOTES ?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3 ?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3 Issue Number Two in the BENT COPPERS Series ?3?3?3...?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3 ?AS ?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3 ?3?3?3 ?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?3?AS TWO ?3 NOTES?3?3?3...

  5. Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    8/15/2011 1 Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes Learning Objectives · Motivation · Basic approach value of the definite integral 2 b a dxxf )( Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes Analytical (or exact a dxxf )( Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes Trapezoidal Rule F(x) #12;8/15/2011 2 Dr. T.P. Clement CE

  6. A Strategy to Measure the Dark Energy Equation of State using the HII galaxy Hubble Relation & X-ray AGN Clustering: Preliminary Results

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    M. Plionis; R. Terlevich; S. Basilakos; F. Bresolin; E. Terlevich; J. Melnick; R. Chavez

    2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the possibility of setting stringent constraints to the Dark Energy equation of state using alternative cosmic tracers like: (a) the Hubble relation using HII galaxies, which can be observed at much higher redshifts (z~3.5) than those currently traced by SNIa samples, and (b) the large-scale structure using the clustering of X-ray selected AGN,which have a redshift distribution peaking at z~1. We use extensive Monte-Carlo simulations to define the optimal strategy for the recovery of the dark-energy equation of state using the high redshift (z~2) Hubble relation, but accounting also for the effects of gravitational lensing, which for such high redshifts can significantly affect the derived cosmological constraints. Based on a "Figure of Merit" analysis, we provide estimates for the number of 2energy equation of state by using the joint likelihood of the X-ray AGN clustering and of the Hubble relation cosmological analyses. A preliminary joint analysis using the X-ray AGN clustering of the 2XMM survey and the Hubble relation of the Constitution SNIa set provide: Omega_m= 0.31+-0.01 and w=-1.06+-0.05. We also find that the joint SNIa-2XMM analysis provides significantly more stringent cosmological constraints, increasing the Figure of Merit by a factor ~2, with respect to that of the joint SNIa-BAO analysis.

  7. Self-regulated growth of supermassive black holes by a dual jet/heating AGN feedback mechanism: methods, tests and implications for cosmological simulations

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    Dubois, Yohan; Slyz, Adrianne; Teyssier, Romain

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a new sub-grid model for the growth of supermassive Black Holes (BHs) and their associated Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) feedback in hydrodynamical cosmological simulations. Assuming that BHs are created in the early stages of galaxy formation, they grow by mergers and accretion of gas at a Eddington-limited Bondi accretion rate. However this growth is regulated by AGN feedback which we model using two different modes: a quasar-heating mode when accretion rates onto the BHs are comparable to the Eddington rate, and a radio-jet mode at lower accretion rates. In other words, our feedback model deposits energy as a succession of thermal bursts and jet outflows depending on the properties of the gas surrounding the BHs. We assess the plausibility of such a model by comparing our results to observational measurements of the coevolution of BHs and their host galaxy properties, and check their robustness with respect to numerical resolution. We show that AGN feedback must be a crucial physical ingredient f...

  8. Fourier-Resolved Spectroscopy of AGN using XMM-Newton data: I. The 3-10 keV band results

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    I. E. Papadakis; Z. Ioannou; D. Kazanas

    2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results from the Fourier Resolved Spectroscopy of archival XMM-Newton data of five AGN, namely, Mrk 766, NGC 3516, NGC 3783, NGC 4051 and Ark 564. This work supplements the earlier study of MCG-6-30-15 as well as those of several Galactic Black Hole Candidate sources. Our results exhibit much larger diversity than those of Galactic sources, a fact we attribute to the diversity of their masses. When we take into account this effect and combine our results with those from Cyg X-1, it seems reasonable to conclude that, at high frequencies, the slope of the Fourier-resolved spectra in accreting black hole systems decreases with increasing frequency as proportional to f^{-0.25}, irrespective of whether the system is in its High or Low state. This result implies that the flux variations in AGN are accompanied by complex spectral slope variations as well. We also find that the Fe Ka line in Mrk 766, NGC 3783 and NGC 4051 is variable on time scales ~day - 1 hour. The iron fluorescence line is absent in the spectra of the highest frequencies,and there is an indication that, just like in Cyg X-1, the equivalent width of the line in the Fourier-resolved of AGN decreases with increasing frequency.

  9. Optimization Online - Note: Optimal non-homogeneous composites ...

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    Tavakoli Rouhollah

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 29, 2012 ... Note: Optimal non-homogeneous composites for dynamic loading revisited. Tavakoli Rouhollah (rtavakoli ***at*** sharif.ir). Abstract: The ...

  10. A Note on KKT Points of Homogeneous Programs 1'

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    2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A Note on KKT Points of Homogeneous Programs 1'. Y. B. Zhao 2 and D. Li 3. Abstract. Homogeneous programming is an important class of optimization ...

  11. A note on complexity of multistage stochastic programs

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    Marcus de Mendes C. R. Reaiche

    2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 20, 2014 ... A note on complexity of multistage stochastic programs. Marcus de Mendes C. R. Reaiche(mmcr ***at*** impa.br). Abstract: In Shapiro [2006], ...

  12. Notes 06. Liquid cavitation in fluid film bearings

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NOTES 6. CAVITATION IN LIQUID FILM BEARINGS. Dr. Luis San Andr?s ? 2009 1 NOTES 6. LIQUID CAVITATION IN FLUID FILM BEARINGS Lecture 6 describes the phenomenon of liquid cavitation in steadily loaded fluid film bearings and notes the most... ? Density at Pcav [kg/m 3 ] ? Fluid absolute viscosity [N.s/m 2 ] ? Journal angular speed (rad/s) Subscripts * Inception of the cavitation zone a Ambient value cav Cavitation NOTES 6. CAVITATION IN LIQUID FILM BEARINGS. Dr. Luis San Andr?s ? 2009...

  13. Queer As a Three Pound Note #1 

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  14. The Need For High Resolution In Studies Of The 3-D Magnetic Field Structure Of AGN Jets

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    Shane P. O'Sullivan; Denise C. Gabuzda

    2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We are using "broadband" (4.6 to 43 GHz) multi-frequency VLBA polarization observations of compact AGN to investigate the 3-D structure of their jet magnetic (B) fields. Observing at several frequencies, separated by short and long intervals, enables reliable determination of the distribution of Faraday Rotation, and thereby the intrinsic B field structure. Transverse Rotation Measure (RM) gradients were detected in the jets of 0954+658 and 1418+546, providing evidence for the presence of a helical B field surrounding the jet. The RM in the core regions of 2200+420 (BL Lac), 0954+658 and 1418+546 display different signs in different frequency-intervals (on different spatial scales); we suggest an explanation for this in terms of modest bends in a helical B field surrounding their jets. In future, polarization observations with a combination of VSOP-2 at 8, 22 and 43 GHz and ground arrays at frequencies with corresponding resolution will help map out the distributions of Faraday rotation, spectral index and the 3-D B field structure both across the jet and closer to the central engine, providing strong constraints for any jet B field models.

  15. Are Boltzmann Plots of Hydrogen Balmer lines a tool for identifying a subclass of S1 AGN?

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    Rafanelli, P; Cracco, V; Di Mille, F; Ili?, D; La Mura, G; Popovi?, L ?

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is becoming clear that we can define two different types of nearby AGN belonging to the Seyfert 1 class (S1), on the basis of the match of the intensities of their Broad Balmer Lines (BBL) with the Boltzmann Plots (BP). These two types of S1 galaxies, that we call BP-S1 and NoBP-S1, are characterized, in first approximation, by Broad Line Regions (BLR) with different structural and physical properties. In this communication, we show that these features can be well pointed out by a multi-wavelength analysis of the continuum and of the broad recombination Hydrogen lines, that we carry out on a sample of objects detected at optical and X-ray frequencies. The investigation is addressed to verify whether BP-S1 are the ideal candidates for the study of the kinematical and structural properties of the BLR, in order to derive reliable estimates of the mass of their central engine and to constrain the properties of their nuclear continuum spectrum.

  16. An axisymmetric hydrodynamical model for the torus wind in AGN. II: X-ray excited funnel flow

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    A. Dorodnitsyn; T. Kallman; D. Proga

    2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calculated a series of models of outflows from the obscuring torus in active galactic nuclei (AGN). Our modeling assumes that the inner face of a rotationally supported torus is illuminated and heated by the intense X-rays from the inner accretion disk and black hole. As a result of such heating a strong biconical outflow is observed in our simulations. We calculate 3-dimensional hydrodynamical models, assuming axial symmetry, and including the effects of X-ray heating, ionization, and radiation pressure. We discuss the behavior of a large family of these models, their velocity fields, mass fluxes and temperature, as functions of the torus properties and X-ray flux. Synthetic warm absorber spectra are calculated, assuming pure absorption, for sample models at various inclination angles and observing times. We show that these models have mass fluxes and flow speeds which are comparable to those which have been inferred from observations of Seyfert 1 warm absorbers, and that they can produce rich absorption line spectra.

  17. An axisymmetric hydrodynamical model for the torus wind in AGN. II: X-ray excited funnel flow

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    Dorodnitsyn, A; Proga, D

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calculated a series of models of outflows from the obscuring torus in active galactic nuclei (AGN). Our modeling assumes that the inner face of a rotationally supported torus is illuminated and heated by the intense X-rays from the inner accretion disk and black hole. As a result of such heating a strong biconical outflow is observed in our simulations. We calculate 3-dimensional hydrodynamical models, assuming axial symmetry, and including the effects of X-ray heating, ionization, and radiation pressure. We discuss the behavior of a large family of these models, their velocity fields, mass fluxes and temperature, as functions of the torus properties and X-ray flux. Synthetic warm absorber spectra are calculated, assuming pure absorption, for sample models at various inclination angles and observing times. We show that these models have mass fluxes and flow speeds which are comparable to those which have been inferred from observations of Seyfert 1 warm absorbers, and that they can produce rich absorp...

  18. Are AGN Broad Emission Lines Formed by Discrete Clouds? --- Analysis of Keck High Resolution Spectroscopy of NGC 4151

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    Nahum Arav; Thomas A. Barlow; Ari Laor; Wallace L. W. Sargent; Roger D. Blandford

    1998-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We search for a direct signature of discrete ''clouds'' in the broad line region (BLR) of the Seyfert galaxy NGC 4151. For this purpose we apply cross correlation (CC) analysis to a high resolution KECK spectrum of the galaxy. No such signature is found in the data. In order for cloud models to be compatible with this result, there must be at least $\\sim3\\times10^7$ emitting clouds in the BLR, where the limit is based on simulation of a homogeneous cloud population. More realistic distributions increase the lower limit to above $10^8$. These numbers are an order of magnitude improvement on our previous limit from Mrk 335, where the improvement comes from higher S/N, broader lines, and refined simulations. Combined with the predicted upper limit for the number of emitting clouds in NGC 4151 ($10^6-10^7$), the derived lower limit puts a strong constraint on the cloud scenario in the BLR of this object. Similar constraints can be paled on models where the emission originates in streams and sheets. Thus, this investigation suggests that the BELs in NGC 4151, and by extension in all AGNs, are not made of an ensemble of discrete independent emitters.

  19. BRIEFING NOTE SUMMARY OF MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

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    Report. Members briefly discussed the issue of the management of capital works, noting the success projects were that: a. While much of the work of project management could be outsourced, each project1 BRIEFING NOTE SUMMARY OF MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD ON FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 2006

  20. Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation

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    Daunizeau, Jean

    Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation Karl Friston,a, Jérémie October 2006 This note derives the variational free energy under the Laplace approximation, with a focus. This is relevant when using the free energy as an approximation to the log-evidence in Bayesian model averaging

  1. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology Hudson and Axel Anderson KEYWORDS: Water management, Coastal watersheds, hydrological modeling CITATIONPractice. ResearchSection,Coast ForestRegion, BCMOF,Nanaimo, BC. Extension Note EN-022. EN-022 Hydrology March 2006

  2. Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    1 Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes Quotes · Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent in little things. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude Colin Powell 1 Dr. T.P · Combining conditions · Loops · Examples 2 Dr. T.P. Clement CE 3010 class notes Program to Find Real Roots

  3. 1 ACIT Meeting Notes Advisory Committee for Information Technology

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    1 ACIT Meeting Notes Advisory Committee for Information Technology Meeting Notes MEETING DATE: 11. There was less emphasis on technology and more on communication and governance structure. Mary will respond as the biggest issues in next few years. Feedback included: Mobility and mobile computing (already behind curve

  4. APPLICATION OF SEWAGE SLUDGES AND COMPOSTS BPG NOTE 6

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    APPLICATION OF SEWAGE SLUDGES AND COMPOSTS BPG NOTE 6 Best Practice Guidance for Land Regeneration harmful organisms (plant, animal and human pathogens) in insufficiently composted materials · If C NOTE 6 PAGE 2 Applications of sewage sludges and composts Forestry Tree growth on nutrient

  5. 1 ACIT Meeting Notes Advisory Committee for Information Technology

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    1 ACIT Meeting Notes Advisory Committee for Information Technology Meeting Notes MEETING DATE: 11 compiling a timeline highlighting changes in the world of technology at large, as well as UCSC-specific. The committee reflected on how far technology has come (examples below). Netscape, punch cards, modem, PDP II

  6. 1 ACIT Meeting Notes Advisory Committee for Information Technology

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    1 ACIT Meeting Notes Advisory Committee for Information Technology Meeting Notes MEETING DATE: 12. Larrabee] Tracy Larrabee presented on her use of technology in the classroom. Her experience has been that there is the same face time and interaction as in-class education, and technology only enriches the learning

  7. DA NE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DA NE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, Sept. 2, 1991 Note: G-7 ENERGY LOSS DUE TO THE BROAD-BAND IMPEDANCE IN DA NE L. Palumbo, M. Serio 1. INTRODUCTION The Broad-Band (BB to simplify the evaluation of single-bunch instability thresholds and parasitic losses [1]. Lacking detailed

  8. TECHNICAL NOTES Drought Storage Allocation Rules for Surface

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    Pasternack, Gregory B.

    TECHNICAL NOTES Drought Storage Allocation Rules for Surface Reservoir Systems Jay R. Lund1 Abstract: This technical note develops a simple drought storage allocation rule to minimize evaporative and seepage water losses from a system of reservoirs. Such a rule might have value during a prolonged drought

  9. DA NE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DA NE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, Sept. 2, 1991 Note: G-8 RF AND RESISTIVE ENERGY LOSS IN THE INTERACTION REGION VACUUM CHAMBER S. Bartalucci, L. Palumbo, M. Serio, B-section variation leads to sub- stantial energy losses localized in the IR vacuum chamber even if the steps in cross

  10. DA NE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN -LNF, Accelerator Division

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    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

    K K DA NE TECHNICAL NOTE INFN - LNF, Accelerator Division Frascati, April 6, 1992 Note: G-13 RF ENERGY LOSSES AND IMPEDANCE OF THE DA NE ACCUMULATOR RING VACUUM CHAMBER S. Bartalucci, L. Palumbo, M chamber. This field acts back on the beam and it is re- sponsible for energy losses and instabilities. We

  11. Plasma gun notes Here are some notes based on an idea of Paul Bellan's (see his Spheromak

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    Brown, Michael R.

    Plasma gun notes Here are some notes based on an idea of Paul Bellan's (see his Spheromak book end C. L is an inductance per unit length and L0 is the inductance of the system before the spheromak starts to move. The spheromak is a sliding short of mass m impaled on the center electrode. The potential

  12. BNL ALARA Center: ALARA Notes, No. 9

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    Khan, T.A.; Xie, J.W.; Beckman, M.C. [eds.] [and others

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This issue of the Brookhaven National Laboratory`s Alara Notes includes the agenda for the Third International Workshop on ALARA and specific instructions on the use of the on-line fax-on-demand service provided by BNL. Other topics included in this issue are: (1) A discussion of low-level discharges from Canadian nuclear plants, (2) Safety issues at French nuclear plants, (3) Acoustic emission as a means of leak detection, (4) Replacement of steam generators at Doel-3, Beaznau, and North Anna-1, (5) Remote handling equipment at Bruce, (6) EPRI`s low level waste program, (7) Radiation protection during concrete repairs at Savannah River, (8) Reactor vessel stud removal/repair at Comanche Peak-1, (9) Rework of reactor coolant pump motors, (10) Restoration of service water at North Anna-1 and -2, (11) Steam generator tubing problems at Mihama-1, (12) Full system decontamination at Indian Point-2, (13) Chemical decontamination at Browns Ferry-2, and (14) Inspection methodolody in France and Japan.

  13. THE CHANDRA MULTI-WAVELENGTH PROJECT: OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY AND THE BROADBAND SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF X-RAY-SELECTED AGNs

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    Trichas, Markos; Green, Paul J.; Aldcroft, Tom; Kim, Dong-Woo; Mossman, Amy [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Silverman, John D. [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha 5-1-5, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Barkhouse, Wayne [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202 (United States); Cameron, Robert A. [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Department of Physics and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Constantin, Anca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, James Madison University, PHCH, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (United States); Ellison, Sara L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 1A1 (Canada); Foltz, Craig [Division of Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230 (United States); Haggard, Daryl [Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Jannuzi, Buell T. [NOAO, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85726 (United States); Marshall, Herman L. [Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Perez, Laura M. [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Romero-Colmenero, Encarni [South African Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 9, Observatory, 7935 (South Africa); Ruiz, Angel [Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-INAF, Milan (Italy); Smith, Malcolm G., E-mail: mtrichas@cfa.harvard.edu [Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, La Serena (Chile); and others

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From optical spectroscopy of X-ray sources observed as part of the Chandra Multi-wavelength Project (ChaMP), we present redshifts and classifications for a total of 1569 Chandra sources from our targeted spectroscopic follow-up using the FLWO/1.5 m, SAAO/1.9 m, WIYN 3.5 m, CTIO/4 m, KPNO/4 m, Magellan/6.5 m, MMT/6.5 m, and Gemini/8 m telescopes, and from archival Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectroscopy. We classify the optical counterparts as 50% broad-line active galactic nuclei (AGNs), 16% emission line galaxies, 14% absorption line galaxies, and 20% stars. We detect QSOs out to z {approx} 5.5 and galaxies out to z {approx} 3. We have compiled extensive photometry, including X-ray (ChaMP), ultraviolet (GALEX), optical (SDSS and ChaMP-NOAO/MOSAIC follow-up), near-infrared (UKIDSS, Two Micron All Sky Survey, and ChaMP-CTIO/ISPI follow-up), mid-infrared (WISE), and radio (FIRST and NVSS) bands. Together with our spectroscopic information, this enables us to derive detailed spectral energy distributions (SEDs) for our extragalactic sources. We fit a variety of template SEDs to determine bolometric luminosities, and to constrain AGNs and starburst components where both are present. While {approx}58% of X-ray Seyferts (10{sup 42} erg s{sup -1} < L{sub 2-10keV} <10{sup 44} erg s{sup -1}) require a starburst event (>5% starburst contribution to bolometric luminosity) to fit observed photometry only 26% of the X-ray QSO (L{sub 2-10keV} >10{sup 44} erg s{sup -1}) population appear to have some kind of star formation contribution. This is significantly lower than for the Seyferts, especially if we take into account torus contamination at z > 1 where the majority of our X-ray QSOs lie. In addition, we observe a rapid drop of the percentage of starburst contribution as X-ray luminosity increases. This is consistent with the quenching of star formation by powerful QSOs, as predicted by the merger model, or with a time lag between the peak of star formation and QSO activity. We have tested the hypothesis that there should be a strong connection between X-ray obscuration and star formation but we do not find any association between X-ray column density and star formation rate both in the general population or the star-forming X-ray Seyferts. Our large compilation also allows us to report here the identification of 81 X-ray Bright Optically inactive Galaxies, 78 z > 3 X-ray sources, and eight Type-2 QSO candidates. Also, we have identified the highest redshift (z = 5.4135) X-ray-selected QSO with optical spectroscopy.

  14. Environmental effects of dredging. Risk assessment: An overview of the process. Technical note

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    Dillon, T.M.; Engler, R.M.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical note provides a nontechnical overview of the risk assessment process. A companion technical note regarding risk assessment terminology will be published in the near future.

  15. Contaminant modeling. Environmental effects of dredging. Technical note

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    Bird, S.L.; Dortch, M.

    1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This note provides initial information on contaminant models that are potentially applicable to situations where the presence of toxic materials in sediments complicates Corps of Engineers (CE) dredging activities.

  16. Quantum theory of gravitational collapse (lecture notes on quantum conchology)

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    Petr Hajicek

    2002-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary version No.~2 of the lecture notes for the talk ``Quantum theory of gravitational collapse'' given at the 271. WE-Heraeus-Seminar ``Aspects of Quantum Gravity'' at Bad Honnef, 25 February--1 March 2002

  17. HMSC Sustainability Committee 11/8/06 Meeting Notes

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    HMSC Sustainability Committee 11/8/06 Meeting Notes Brandon Trelstad, Coordinator of OSU sustainability group, gave a presentation highlighting sustainability initiatives at OSU, including: · new Kelley survey showing support for increase in student fees to pay for sustainability investments

  18. analysis working note: Topics by E-print Network

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

    two telescope systems. Lloyd, Seth 2015-01-01 40 Notes 07. Thermal analysis of finite length journal bearings including fluid inertia Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: 1...

  19. Supplementary Notes for Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent ...

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    2011-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In this note we aim to provide the additional material required to meet the learning ... 2.3 Deferred Acquisition Expenses and Modified Premium Reserves . . . . . . . . . 13 ...... balance will be deducted from the policyholder's account value. 6

  20. NIST Technical Note 1637 Modeling the Effects of Outdoor Gasoline

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    Bentz, Dale P.

    Carbon Monoxide Exposures Liangzhu (Leon) Wang Steven J Emmerich #12;NIST Technical Note 1637 Modeling Steven J Emmerich Building Environment Division Building and Fire Research Laboratory August 2009 U

  1. SOFTWARE LOCALIZATION: NOTES ON TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE Kenneth Keniston

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    Keniston, Kenneth

    , Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Copyright 1997, Kenneth Keniston. DRAFT in Science, Technology, and Society Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139SOFTWARE LOCALIZATION: NOTES ON TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE Kenneth Keniston Kenneth Keniston is Andrew

  2. A note on unbounded on/off constraints

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    H. Hijazi, L. Liberti

    2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    a NICTA - 7 London Circuit - Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ... This note presents a theoretical analysis of disjunctive constraints featuring ... In mixed-integer linear programming, years of research have been devoted to study disjunctive.

  3. Supplementary notes for Math 265 on complex eigenvalues ...

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    1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    is the topic of these notes. 2) A does not have enough eigenvectors (we cannot pick a basis for 2-space consisting of eigenvectors of A). This happens ... Page 2

  4. BIOINFORMATICS APPLICATIONS NOTE Vol. 25 no. 21 2009, pages 28412842

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    and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA and 2Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryBIOINFORMATICS APPLICATIONS NOTE Vol. 25 no. 21 2009, pages 2841­2842 doi:10.1093/bioinformatics

  5. WISE J233237.05-505643.5: a Double-Peaked Broad-Lined AGN with Spiral-Shaped Radio Morphology

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    Tsai, Chao-Wei; Stern, Daniel; Bjorn, Emonts; Barrows, R Scott; Assef, Roberto J; Norris, Ray P; Eisenhardt, Peter R M; Lonsdale, Carol J; Blain, Andrew W; Benford, Dominic J; Wu, Jingwen; Stalder, Brian; Stubbs, Christopher W; High, F William; Li, K L; Kong, Albert K H

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present radio continuum mapping, optical imaging and spectroscopy of the newly discovered double-peaked broad-lined AGN WISE J233237.05-505643.5 at redshift z = 0.3447. This source exhibits an FR-I and FR-II hybrid-morphology, characterized by bright core, jet, and Doppler-boosted lobe structures in ATCA continuum maps at 1.5, 5.6, and 9 GHz. Unlike most FR-II objects, W2332-5056 is hosted by a disk-like galaxy. The core has a projected 5" linear radio feature that is perpendicular to the curved primary jet, hinting at unusual and complex activity within the inner 25 kpc. The multi-epoch optical-near-IR photometric measurements indicate significant variability over a 3-20 year baseline from the AGN component. Gemini-South optical data shows an unusual double-peaked emission-line features: the centroids of the broad-lined components of H-alpha and H-beta are blueshifted with respect to the narrow lines and host galaxy by ~ 3800 km/s. We examine possible cases which involve single or double supermassive blac...

  6. MC$^2$: Boosted AGN and star-formation activity in CIZA J2242.8+5301, a massive post-merger cluster at z=0.19

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    Sobral, David; Dawson, William A; Wittman, David; Jee, James; Röttgering, Huub; van Weeren, Reinout J; Brüggen, Marcus

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cluster mergers may play a fundamental role in the formation and evolution of cluster galaxies. Stroe et al. (2014) revealed unexpected over-densities of candidate H$\\alpha$ emitters near the ~1 Mpc-wide shock fronts of the massive (~2x10$^{15}$M$_{\\odot}$) "Sausage" merging cluster, CIZA J2242.8+5301. We used Keck/DEIMOS and WHT/AF2 to confirm 83 H$\\alpha$ emitters in and around the merging cluster. We find that cluster star-forming galaxies in the hottest X-ray gas and/or in the cluster sub-cores (away from the shock fronts) show high [SII]6716/[SII]6761 and high [SII]6716/H$\\alpha$, implying very low electron densities (2.5 Mpc). This suggests that the shock front may have triggered remaining metal-rich gas which galaxies were able to retain into forming stars. Our observations show that the merger of impressively massive (~10$^{15}$M$_\\odot$) clusters can provide the conditions for significant star-formation and AGN activity, but, as we witness strong feedback by star-forming galaxies and AGN (and given h...

  7. First X-ray-Based Statistical Tests for Clumpy-Torus Models: Eclipse Events from 230 Years of Monitoring of Seyfert AGN

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    Markowitz, Alex; Nikutta, Robert

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an analysis of multi-timescale variability in line-of-sight X-ray absorbing gas as a function of optical classification in a large sample of Seyfert AGN to derive the first X-ray statistical constraints for clumpy-torus models. We systematically search for discrete absorption events in the vast archive of RXTE monitoring of dozens of nearby type I and Compton-thin type II AGN. We are sensitive to discrete absorption events due to clouds of full-covering, neutral or mildly ionized gas with columns <~ 10^(22-25) cm^-2 transiting the line of sight. We detect 12 eclipse events in 8 objects, roughly tripling the number previously published from this archive. Peak column densities span ~ 4-26 x 10^22 cm^-2. Event durations span hours to months. The column density profile for an eclipsing cloud in NGC 3783 is doubly spiked, possibly indicating a cloud that is being tidally sheared. We infer the clouds' distances from the black hole to span ~0.3 -140 x 10^4 R_g. In seven objects, the clouds' distances a...

  8. ALMA DETECTION OF THE VIBRATIONALLY EXCITED HCN J = 4-3 EMISSION LINE IN THE AGN-HOSTING LUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXY IRAS 20551–4250

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    Imanishi, Masatoshi [Subaru Telescope, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720 (United States); Nakanishi, Kouichiro, E-mail: masa.imanishi@nao.ac.jp [Joint ALMA Observatory, Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura 763-0355, Santiago de Chile (Chile)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from our ALMA Cycle 0 observations, at the frequencies around the HCN, HCO{sup +}, and HNC J = 4-3 transition lines, of the luminous infrared galaxy IRAS 20551–4250 at z = 0.043, which is known to host an energetically important obscured active galactic nucleus (AGN). In addition to the targeted HCN, HCO{sup +}, and HNC J = 4-3 emission lines, two additional strong emission lines are seen, which we attribute to H{sub 2}S and CH{sub 3}CN(+CCH). The HCN-to-HCO{sup +} J = 4-3 flux ratio (?0.7) is higher than in the other starburst-dominated galaxy (?0.2) observed in our ALMA Cycle 0 program. We tentatively (?5?) detected the vibrationally excited (v {sub 2} = 1) HCN J = 4-3 (l = 1f) emission line, which is important for testing an infrared radiative pumping scenario for HCN. This is the second detection of this molecular transition in external galaxies. The most likely reason for this detection is not only the high flux of this emission line, but also the small molecular line widths observed in this galaxy, suggesting that vibrational excitation of HCN may be relatively common in AGN-hosting galaxies.

  9. Research and Creative Activity Resources Administrative units (area code 517, unless noted otherwise)

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    /commercialization (area code 517, unless noted otherwise) MSU Bioeconomy Institute (Holland, Mich.) 616395 8918 http

  10. "Coarse" Notes Population Genetics OVER-AND UNDERDOMINANCE IN FITNESS; STABILITY

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    Gomulkiewicz, Richard

    · Overdominance: Sickle cell anemia · Underdominance: chromosomal rearrangements; Rh locus ­ NOTE: Absence of over

  11. Sync your library with EndNote Web Information Services 2 February 2013

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    Painter, Kevin

    Sync your library with EndNote Web EndNote X6 #12;Information Services 2 February 2013 Introduction When you Sync your EndNote library with your library in EndNoteWeb, the two libraries will be compared, and · references that are in your EndNoteWeb library but not in the desktop library will be sent to your desktop

  12. Agnes von Matuschka Grndungsservice

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    Wichmann, Felix

    Spielklassiker wie UFO, Jagged Alliance, Incubation und Fallout. In ,,Götterdämmerung: Iron Dawn" kämpfen zwei

  13. AGN and Cooling Flows

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    James Binney

    2001-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    For two decades the steady-state cooling-flow model has dominated the literature of cluster and elliptical-galaxy X-ray sources. For ten years this model has been in severe difficulty from a theoretical point of view, and it is now coming under increasing pressure observationally. For two decades the steady-state cooling-flow model has dominated the literature of cluster and elliptical-galaxy X-ray sources. For ten years this model has been in severe difficulty from a theoretical point of view, and it is now coming under increasing pressure observationally. A small number of enthusiasts have argued for a radically different interpretation of the data, but had little impact on prevailing opinion because the unsteady heating picture that they advocate is extremely hard to work out in detail. Here I explain why it is difficult to extract robust observational predictions from the heating picture. Major problems include the variability of the sources, the different ways in which a bi-polar flow can impact on X-ray emission, the weakness of synchrotron emission from sub-relativistic flows, and the sensitivity of synchrotron emission to a magnetic field that is probably highly localized.

  14. LLW Notes, vol. 9, no. 1. February/March 1994

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    NONE

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LLW Notes is published ten times each year and is distributed to Low- Level Radioactive Waste Forum Participants and other state and compact officials identified by those Participants to receive LLW Notes. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of representatives of states and compacts established to facilitate state and compact commission implementation of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The Forum provides an opportunity for states and compacts to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies.

  15. NERSC Users Group Meeting Nov. 15, 1999 Notes

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1AllocationsNOVAPlayed NUG 2000 Dates JuneNotes Notes

  16. NERSC Users Group Meeting November 9, 2004 Notes

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1AllocationsNOVAPlayed NUG 2000 Dates JuneNotesNotes

  17. Environmental effects of dredging technical notes. Assessment of the genotoxic potential of dredged material. Technical notes

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    NONE

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical note describes an approach for assessing the genotoxic potential of dredged material. The use of integrated batteries of rapid and mechanistically interpretable in vitro and in vivo assays in a tiered approach is fundamental to applied toxicology. The research described here brings this approach to the testing of sediments. Work completed to date and future work will mesh to form an advanced and cost-effective methodology. The purpose of this methodology is to increase the accuracy of environmental risk assessments and facilitate making decisions concerning open-water disposal of dredged material. A great number of the contaminants typically found in dredged material are toxic to exposed organisms through effects on DNA. Such effects are usually the result of low-level chronic exposures. These effects can result in reproductive failure of organisms, impaired growth and development of offspring, and tumors (often cancerous) in vertebrates. Collectively, such effects are called `genotoxicity` and result from damage to the genome of a cell. The damage is heritable, that is, passed on to future cell generations upon duplication of the affected cells.

  18. THE DEEP SWIRE FIELD. IV. FIRST PROPERTIES OF THE SUB-mJy GALAXY POPULATION: REDSHIFT DISTRIBUTION, AGN ACTIVITY, AND STAR FORMATION

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    Strazzullo, Veronica; Pannella, Maurilio; Owen, Frazer N.; Wang, Wei-Hao [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 1003 Lopezville Rd., Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Bender, Ralf [Universitaets-Sternwarte, Scheinerstrasse 1, Munich D-81679 (Germany); Morrison, Glenn E. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Shupe, David L., E-mail: vstrazzu@nrao.ed [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, 100-22, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of a 20 cm selected sample in the Deep Spitzer Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic Legacy Survey Very Large Array Field, reaching a 5{sigma} limiting flux density at the image center of S{sub 1.4{sub GHz}} {approx} 13.5 {mu}Jy. In a 0.6 x 0.6 deg{sup 2} field, we are able to assign an optical/IR counterpart to 97% of the radio sources. Up to 11 passbands from the NUV to 4.5 {mu}m are then used to sample the spectral energy distribution (SED) of these counterparts in order to investigate the nature of the host galaxies. By means of an SED template library and stellar population synthesis models, we estimate photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and stellar population properties, dividing the sample into three sub-classes of quiescent, intermediate, and star-forming galaxies. We focus on the radio sample in the redshift range 0.3 < z < 1.3 where we estimate to have a redshift completeness higher than 90% and study the properties and redshift evolution of these sub-populations. We find that, as expected, the relative contributions of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and star-forming galaxies to the {mu}Jy population depend on the flux density limit of the sample. At all flux levels, a significant population of 'green-valley' galaxies is observed. While the actual nature of these sources is not definitely understood, the results of this work may suggest that a significant fraction of faint radio sources might be composite (and possibly transition) objects, thus a simple 'AGN versus star-forming' classification might not be appropriate to fully understand what faint radio populations really are.

  19. An important component of music is the rhythm, or duration of the sounds. We designate this with whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, etc., the names of which indicate

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    Campbell, Russell Bruce

    of time has been based on the juxtaposition of slow and quick notes. This is true of Balkan music, where, but using 3:2 from an adjacent village. Some Balkan music with the SQ pattern identified can be heard most Balkan music i

  20. Energy and Society Week 6 Section Plan GSI Notes

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    standard deviations account for about 99 percent of the data. You can also use a Z-table in any stats book. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar PV are intermittent and, by themselves, reduce the reliability1 Energy and Society Week 6 Section Plan ­ GSI Notes AGENDA 1. Get feedback on section from

  1. TESLA 2002-10 CBP Tech Note-268

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    LCC-0108 TESLA 2002-10 CBP Tech Note-268 Comparison of Emittance Tuning Simulations in the NLC and TESLA Damping Rings A. Wolski LBNL W. Decking DESY November 11th , 2002 Abstract Vertical emittance is a critical issue for future linear collider damping rings. Both NLC and TESLA specify vertical emittance

  2. TECHNICAL NOTES Relation between SaffirSimpson Hurricane

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    TECHNICAL NOTES Relation between Saffir­Simpson Hurricane Scale Wind Speeds and Peak 3-s Gust Abstract: The Saffir­Simpson scale for categorizing hurricane intensity and damage potential is increasingly being used by hurricane forecasters and emergency managers. The hurricane intensity categories

  3. Oldenburg Lecture Notes in Software Engineering Energy-Efficient Applications

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    Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen

    Oldenburg Lecture Notes in Software Engineering Energy-Efficient Applications Seminar ­ copyright by authors ­ #12;Introduction Energy-efficiency has become an important issue in information to conserve energy in IT probably is trying to build more efficient hardware. Lots of work has already been

  4. Seasonal restrictions on dredging operations in freshwater systems. Technical note

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    Sanders, L.; Killgore, J.

    1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This note summarizes the status of seasonal restrictions on dredging operations in freshwater navigable waterways. The information presented is based on replies received from a questionnaire sent to all US Army Corps of Engineers (CE) District and Division offices that conduct OM dredging operations in freshwater systems.

  5. These notes are from 2010 Cap and Trade Working Already

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    Acid Rain These notes are from 2010 #12;Cap and Trade Working Already December 15, 2009 10:14 AM across the country decreased emissions of SO2, a precursor to acid rain, to 7.6 million tons in 2008. #12;Overview of Acid Rain Phenomenon Most common term for acidification of the environment, which can occur

  6. The CIEDE2000 Color-Difference Formula: Implementation Notes,

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    Sharma, Gaurav

    The CIEDE2000 Color-Difference Formula: Implementation Notes, Supplementary Test Data and scientists in correctly implementing the recently developed CIEDE2000 color-difference formula. We indicate mathematical discontinuities in the formula. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Col Res Appl, 30, 21­30, 2005

  7. BLUE: An Interactive Visualization System for Categorical Data Technical Note

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    Kerbs, R. W.

    BLUE: An Interactive Visualization System for Categorical Data Technical Note Robert W. Kerbs. This paper introduces a prototype data visualization system, BLUE, to help induce meaningful decision trees from databases that contain primarily categorical attributes. BLUE is an interactive model creation

  8. Technical Note Correction of Eddy-Current Distortions in Diffusion

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    Technical Note Correction of Eddy-Current Distortions in Diffusion Tensor Images Using the Known,2 Purpose: To correct eddy-current artifacts in diffusion ten- sor (DT) images without the need to obtain- tortions caused by eddy currents induced by large diffusion gradients. We propose a new postacquisition

  9. Scientific Notes 649 LEPIDOPTERA ASSOCIATED WITH AVOCADO FRUIT IN GUATEMALA

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    Scientific Notes 649 LEPIDOPTERA ASSOCIATED WITH AVOCADO FRUIT IN GUATEMALA MARK S. HODDLE1 History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013, U.S.A Avocados (Persea americana Miller) (Lau of Central America (Knight 2002). Humans moved avocados into northern South America by 4000 BC where plants

  10. BRIEFING NOTE SUMMARY OF MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

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    a presentation on utility costs from Mr Roalfe and noted that, because of the increases in global energy costs REPORTS 1. Monthly Reports were received from the Faculty Principals, the Principal of the Business School had been received they would be presented to the Management Board. UTILITY COSTS 9. The Board received

  11. Scientific Notes 693 ASPECTS OF THE FIELD ECOLOGY OF

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    Scientific Notes 693 ASPECTS OF THE FIELD ECOLOGY OF STENOMA CATENIFER (LEPIDOPTERA: ELACHISTIDAE drop (Núñez 2008). Heavy infestations of stem-mining larvae can kill twigs and young avocado trees for moving this pest into new areas (Núñez 2008). To better understand the field ecology of S. catenifer

  12. ANOTHER NOTE ON THE DROOP QUOTA AND SVANTE JANSON

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    Janson, Svante

    ANOTHER NOTE ON THE DROOP QUOTA AND ROUNDING SVANTE JANSON 1. Introduction Consider an election where v votes are cast and there are s seats to be filled. The standard Droop quota, as defined by Henry Droop [1], is v/(s+1) rounded up to the nearest strictly larger integer, i.e., v/(s + 1) + 1

  13. ANOTHER NOTE ON THE DROOP QUOTA AND SVANTE JANSON

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    Janson, Svante

    ANOTHER NOTE ON THE DROOP QUOTA AND ROUNDING SVANTE JANSON 1. Introduction Consider an election where v votes are cast and there are s seats to be filled. The standard Droop quota, as defined by Henry Droop [1], is v/(s+1) rounded up to the nearest strictly larger integer, i.e., #v/(s + 1)# + 1

  14. A Note on Platt's Probabilistic Outputs for Support Vector Machines

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    Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S.

    A Note on Platt's Probabilistic Outputs for Support Vector Machines Hsuan-Tien Lin (htlin, National Chengchi University, Taipei 116, Taiwan Abstract. Platt's probabilistic outputs for Support Vector Machines (Platt, 2000) has been popular for applications that require posterior class probabilities

  15. Software Verification and Testing Lecture Notes: Testing I

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    Struth, Georg

    of Testing Methods dynamic testing: software component is executed with concrete input values (in a realSoftware Verification and Testing Lecture Notes: Testing I #12;Motivation verification: · powerful · automated techniques rather limited testing: (as "poor man's verification") · can only detect presence

  16. Lecture Notes: Support Tree Preconditioners for Laplacian Matrices

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    Guattery, Steve

    , 1997 Recall that we are considering solving B \\Gamma1 Ax = B \\Gamma1 b using the Preconditioned the generalized definition of Laplacian from Keith Gremban's thesis). This week we will apply this background from Chapters 3 and 4 of Gremban's Ph.D. thesis unless otherwise noted. 1 Goals for Preconditioners We

  17. Laser Safety Training Notes for URI Laser Users

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    Rhode Island, University of

    ;URI Radiation Safety Office 11 Laser Output · Continuous Wave (steady output) · Pulsed (short time extremely short laser pulses (typically a few nanoseconds in duration). The Q-switch may use a rotatingLaser Safety Training Notes for URI Laser Users #12;URI Radiation Safety Office 2 Laser The word

  18. Technical note Coolant void worth in fast breeder reactors

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    Technical note Coolant void worth in fast breeder reactors and accelerator-driven transuranium as a function of fuel composition and core geometry for several model fast breeder reactors and accelerator to be inferior to those employing sodium for pitch-to-diameter ratios exceeding 1.4. It is shown that in reactor

  19. Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation

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    Penny, Will

    Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation Karl Friston,a, Jérémie the variational free energy under the Laplace approximation, with a focus on accounting for additional model complexity induced by increasing the number of model parameters. This is relevant when using the free energy

  20. Short Notes Taxonomy of the Plethodontid Salamander Genus Hydromantes

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    Wake, David B.

    Short Notes Taxonomy of the Plethodontid Salamander Genus Hydromantes (Caudata: Plethodontidae, when Dunn made a proposal that sta- bilized taxonomy (all species placed in Hy- dromantes) for over 60. His sugges- tion for the taxonomy of the group was to recog- nize a single genus, Hydromantoides

  1. Guidance Note 052 RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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    Guidance Note 052 RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS as required under the CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH REGULATIONS (COSHH) and the DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AND EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES Involving the Use of Hazardous Chemicals. COSHH requires health risks to be assessed and controlled

  2. INFORMATION NOTE United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law

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    Glass, Ian S.

    1 INFORMATION NOTE United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law "Meeting international responsibilities and addressing domestic needs" Hosted by the Government of Nigeria 21-24 November 2005 Abuja, Nigeria Background Given the growing number of benefits derived from the use of space applications

  3. RIS-M-2411 A NOTE ON WIND GENERATOR INTERACTION

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    #12;~ y . RISÃ?-M-2411 A NOTE ON WIND GENERATOR INTERACTION N.O. Jensen Abstract. A simple model for the wake behind a wind generator is given. The model is compared to some full scale experimen- tal results. The model is then used in an example where the production from a circular cluster of 10 wind generators

  4. A CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING THE DATA INTEGRITY CAPACITY

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    Irvine, Cynthia E.

    assurance components, as well as the integrity of data read from high assurance repositories and displayedA CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING THE DATA INTEGRITY CAPACITY OF CERTAIN SECURE SYSTEMS Cynthia E. Irvine of architecture. We discuss the general integrity property that systems can only be trusted to manage modi able

  5. BRIEFING NOTE SUMMARY OF MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

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    business plans for 2008-11. 4. The Board's attention was drawn to the increase in planned capital projects and noted that the planning and budgeting processes would be reviewed by the Planning and Finance Divisions YEAR BUSINESS PLAN 3. The Board considered an analysis of the submitted Faculty and Support Services

  6. Technical Note/ Impact of Coastal Land Reclamation on

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    Technical Note/ Impact of Coastal Land Reclamation on Ground Water Level and the Sea Water Interface by Haipeng Guo1 and Jiu Jimmy Jiao2 Abstract Land reclamation in coastal areas may have water (Fetter 1972; Jiao and Tang 1999), but such an interaction may be modified by land reclamation

  7. Approved Test Procedures Version 1.1 Release Notes

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    Approved Test Procedures Version 1.1 Release Notes 1 Change Reason for Change 302.a drugdrug, drug allergy In the Informative Test Description section Added clarification to the example. 302.c Problem List In the Informative Test Description section Added the sentence "The test also

  8. Notes From the Chair 2 Climate Change Impacts Could 2

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    Notes From the Chair 2 Climate Change Impacts Could 2 Affect Columbia River Hydropower Generation hydropower dams, irrigates crops, provides habitat for fish and wild- life, and recreation, the implications and wildlife and hydropower. With the goal of protecting both resources, the Council has developed innovative

  9. Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior

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    Branch, Lyn C.

    Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior of Beach Mice BRITTANY L. BIRD, LYN of artificial light into wildlife habitat represents a rapidly expanding form of human encroachment, particularly in coastal systems. Light pollution alters the behavior of sea turtles during nesting; therefore

  10. 1 ACIT Meeting Notes ACTION ITEMS ASSIGNED TO DELIVER BY

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    -12PM 212 Kerr Hall Advisory Committee for Information Technology Meeting Notes MEETING DATE: 5. OR is currently doing more research development, as well as drawing in Silicon Valley Initiatives. Mobile Apps [P Designs) is to make sure system design and case management tool are configured correctly and that software

  11. Notes from the 3rd Axion Strategy Meeting

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    Baker, O. K. [Department of Physics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208120, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Cantatore, G. [Universita and INFN Trieste, via Valerio 2, 34127 Trieste (Italy); Jaeckel, J. [Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Mueller, G. [Department of Physics, University of Florida, PO Box 118440, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)

    2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this note we briefly summarize the main future targets and strategies for axion and general low energy particle physics identified in the ''3rd axion strategy meeting'' held during the AXIONS 2010 workshop. This summary follows a wide discussion with contributions from many of the workshop attendees.

  12. News & Notes April 7, 2008 The Halcyon Saxophone

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    News & Notes ­ April 7, 2008 The Halcyon Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Karen Wylie, won, and develop professional leadership skills. Jim Vassallo, Randal Adams (BA, Spring `83), and Ali Jackson (BA, assistant director Teresa Chapman,* Jackie Nalett,* Karen Stokes,* Ton

  13. LUCIFERASE ASSAY PROTOCOL FROM TRANSFORMED TISSUE Special Note

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    Raizada, Manish N.

    LUCIFERASE ASSAY PROTOCOL FROM TRANSFORMED TISSUE Special Note: The Luciferase enzyme is unstable-ground samples. 2. Collect liquid nitrogen from downstairs and place 24 frozen tissue samples inside. 3. Place the power. 14.The luminometer cuvettes can be reused, BUT ONLY if they have been thoroughly soaked

  14. Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Topological Quantum Field Theory

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    Vladimir G. Ivancevic; Tijana T. Ivancevic

    2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    These third-year lecture notes are designed for a 1-semester course in topological quantum field theory (TQFT). Assumed background in mathematics and physics are only standard second-year subjects: multivariable calculus, introduction to quantum mechanics and basic electromagnetism. Keywords: quantum mechanics/field theory, path integral, Hodge decomposition, Chern-Simons and Yang-Mills gauge theories, conformal field theory

  15. 221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory III (Radiation Field)

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    Murayama, Hitoshi

    221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory III (Radiation Field) 1 Quantization of Radiation Field was quantized: photons. Now that we have gone through quantization of a classical field (Schr¨odinger field so far), we can proceed to quantize the Maxwell field. The basic idea is pretty much the same, except

  16. 221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory IV (Radiation Field)

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    Murayama, Hitoshi

    221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory IV (Radiation Field) 1 Quantization of Radiation Field was quantized: photons. Now that we have gone through quantization of a classical field (Schr¨odinger field so far), we can proceed to quantize the Maxwell field. The basic idea is pretty much the same, except

  17. CDF Note 10796 Search for Standard Model Higgs Boson Production

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    Fermilab

    CDF Note 10796 Search for Standard Model Higgs Boson Production in Association with a W± Boson present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W± boson. This search that at least one jet be identified to originate from a bottom quark. Discrimination between the Higgs boson

  18. Note d'information Contribution la matrise des problmes

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Note d'information Contribution à la maîtrise des problèmes biologiques des stations d et privé (encadré ) qui se consacre à la gestion des aspects biologiques des stations d'épu- ration'une étude de cas ; ou la mise en place d'études spécifiques sur un sujet qui le nécessite. Dans tous les cas

  19. Branden Fitelson Philosophy 290 Notes 1 Conditionals Seminar: Day 2

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    Fitelson, Branden

    : ­ Stay tuned to course website for announcements/readings, etc. [e.g., first 4 chapters of Bennett OF BENNETT 09/07/04 Branden Fitelson Philosophy 290 Notes 2 ' & $ % Logical Background: (the horseshoe: p � q ñ p q. Controversial: p q ñ p � q. UCB Philosophy CHAPTERS 2 AND 3 OF BENNETT 09

  20. Atmosphere and Ocean: Earth's Heat Engine: GFD Lab notes

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    Atmosphere and Ocean: Earth's Heat Engine: GFD Lab notes 18 May 2012 UW Hon220c Energy' of water vapor, CO2 and cloud, makes us much warmer than a Marsian (almost no atmosphere. -550C average 2002 clouds, snow, ice, deserts are bright absorbing areas are dark

  1. Research Note Evolving Human Competitive Spectra-Based Fault Localisation

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Research Note RN/13/03 Which is faster: Bowtie2GP > Bowtie > Bowtie2 > BWA 21 an improved version of Langmead's DNA read alignment tool Bowtie2 [Langdon and Harman, 2012, Sect. 5.3]. We query, Smith- Waterman, Bowtie2GP, fuzzy string matching, Homo sapiens genome reference consortium GRCh

  2. Drug Information Chart Notes Drug ad (intrinsic bias)

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    Drug Information Chart Notes Drug ad (intrinsic bias) Trade name Different for each company Dosage Same or different? A drug in a different dosage can be used for a different therapy. Precautions Check for pregnancy A complete book on drugs in pregnancy and lactation in bibliography. (unbiased

  3. Technical Note Evaluation of mechanical rock properties using a Schmidt

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    Technical Note Evaluation of mechanical rock properties using a Schmidt Hammer O. Katza, b, c, *, Z, 91904, Israel b Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malkhe Yisrael St., Jerusalem, 95501, Israel c Rock of concrete hardness [1], and was later used to estimate rock strength [2,3]. It con- sists of a spring

  4. HMSC Sustainability Committee 4/10/07 Meeting Notes

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    HMSC Sustainability Committee 4/10/07 Meeting Notes Review of one-page summary of costs, rebates, and sources of additional information on energy conservation investments for residential applications-consumer recycled content possible. Discussion about ways to promote sustainability at SeaFest, scheduled for June

  5. LABORATORY ANALYSIS OF SOILS AND SPOILS BPG NOTE 2

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    be very costly to correct later (Bending et al., 1999). Soils on brownfield sites are often considered quantification of important hazards such as contaminants which are very often present on brownfield sites on contaminated land, and the forthcoming Information Note: Greenspace establishment on brownfield land: the site

  6. Advanced Calculus I (Math 309) Fall 2005 Lecture Notes

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    Bohner, Martin

    ); (iii) invertible if f is both one-to-one and onto, and then f-1 : Y X is called the inverse function the composite function of f and g. Proposition 1.11. A function f : X Y is invertible iff there existsAdvanced Calculus I (Math 309) Fall 2005 Lecture Notes Martin Bohner Version from December 4, 2005

  7. (Data in metric tons of silver content unless otherwise noted)

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    146 SILVER (Data in metric tons 1 of silver content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production.S. refiners of commercial-grade silver, with an estimated total output of 6,500 tons from domestic and foreign to minimize odor, electroplating, hardening bearings, inks, mirrors, solar cells, water purification, and wood

  8. (Data in metric tons of silver content unless otherwise noted)

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    146 SILVER (Data in metric tons 1 of silver content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production, with an estimated total output of 2,500 tons from domestic and foreign ores and concentrates, and from old and new, mirrors, solar cells, water purification, and wood treatment. Silver was used for miniature antennas

  9. A Short Note on Unsigned Stirling Numbers Dennis Walsh

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    A Short Note on Unsigned Stirling Numbers Dennis Walsh Middle Tennessee State University The unsigned Stirling numbers | , the absolute values of Stirling numbers of the=Ð8� 5�l first kind, are well Stirling number Thel=Ð8� 5�l� following theorem formalizes this result. Theorem. For let denote an unsigned

  10. A NOTE ON STIRLING SERIES MARKUS KUBA AND HELMUT PRODINGER

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    Wagner, Stephan

    A NOTE ON STIRLING SERIES MARKUS KUBA AND HELMUT PRODINGER Abstract. We study sums S = S(d, n, k The unsigned Stirling numbers of the first kind, also called Stirling cycle numbers, are defined the Kronecker delta function. Throughout this work we use Knuth's notation n k . It is well known that Stirling

  11. Note LPSC 06-114 (RACCAM) Zgoubi et les FFAGs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Note LPSC 06-114 (RACCAM) Zgoubi et les FFAGs F. Lemuet F. M´eot Service Acc´el´erateurs 1 #12 code utilis´e, ZGOUBI, est d´ecrite par ailleurs [3], rappelons simplement ici qu'il est n´ecessaire de

  12. Technical note Insertion loss testing of active noise reduction

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    Wong, Willy

    Technical note Insertion loss testing of active noise reduction headsets using acoustic fixture Jie. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Road, Toronto, ON measured insertion losses of four types of commercially avail- able ANR headsets using an Acoustic Test

  13. Technical Note Hemodynamic correlates of EEG: A heuristic

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    Henson, Rik

    Technical Note Hemodynamic correlates of EEG: A heuristic J.M. Kilner,* J. Mattout, R. Henson with a loss of power in lower EEG frequencies, relative to higher frequencies. The fact that activation and electrical responses (Fig. 1, solid black lines). The characterization of the relationship between

  14. Covering Note INTER-ACADEMY REPORT ON GM CROPS

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    Covering Note for INTER-ACADEMY REPORT ON GM CROPS (Updated) The Inter-Academy Report on GM crops the main conclusions and recommendations. The literature on GM crops is voluminous. More than a hundred seek to enunciate a national strategy on GM crops. The rest deals with concerns, surveillance etc. #12

  15. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology and imple- #12;Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture

  16. LLW Notes, volume 9, No. 7. November and December 1994

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    NONE

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    LLW Notes is distributed to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum Participants and other state and compact officials identified by those Participants to receive LLW Notes. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of state and compact representatives appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact commission implementation of the Low- Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The Forum provides an opportunity for states and compacts to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  17. LLW Notes, Volume 9, Number 6. October 1994

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    NONE

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    LLW Notes is distributed to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum Participants and other state and compact officials identified by those Participants to receive LLW Notes. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of state and compact representatives appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact commission implementation of the Low- Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The Forum provides an opportunity for states and compacts to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  18. LLW Notes, vol.9, no. 5. August/September 1994

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    NONE

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LLW Notes is distributed to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum Participants and other state and compact officials identified by those Participants to receive LLW Notes. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum is an association of state and compact representatives appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact commission implementation of the Low- Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The Forum provides an opportunity for states and compacts to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

  19. Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future course offerings may differ.

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    Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future is a virtue ­ your insight, clarity of thought, #12;Note: This syllabus may represent

  20. Et introduksjonskurs EndNote X6 introduksjon Liv Brynhild Aspaas og Jo Forthun -NTNU UB, jan. 2013 2

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    Malinnikova, Eugenia

    ..................................................................................................................................... 11 Eksempel 3: ISI Web of Science.................................................................................................................................. 19 EndNote Web (http://myendnoteweb.com/) ............................................................................ 20 Eks) Fra ISI Web of Science til EndNote Web

  1. Notes 14. Experimental identification of bearing force coefficients

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An example of system parameter identification (Hybrid Brush Seal) Luis San Andr?s (lecturer) Thanks to Adolfo Delgado, Jos? Baker (RAs) & support from Siemens Power Generation MEEN 617 - April 2008 Structural parameters K shaft = 243 lbf/in (42...Notes 14. IDENTIFICATION OF BEARING FORCE COEFFICIENTS. ? Dr. Luis San Andr?s (2009) 1 Handout # 14 (MEEN 626) Application example Experimental identification of bearing force coefficients Experimental identification of the dynamic force...

  2. Notes 04. Static load performance of plain journal bearings

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    San Andres, Luis

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .s/m 2 ] ? 2 4 LR L WC ? ? ? ?? = ?? ?? Modified Sommerfeld number (short length bearing) ? Journal angular speed (rad/s) NOTES 4. STATIC LOAD PERFORMANCE OF PLAIN JOURNAL BEARINGS. Dr. Luis San Andr?s ? 2010 2 For incompressible...) pressure profiles for a short length journal bearing with the following dimensions and operating characteristics. Length L=50 mm; clearance, C=100 ?m, rotational speed at 3,000 rpm (?=314 rad/s), and lubricant viscosity ?=19 centipoise (19 10 -3 N...

  3. Notes 01. The fundamental assumptions and equations of lubrication theory

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for unsteady or transient motions ? Journal angular speed (rad/s) NOTES 1. THE FUNDAMENTAL ASSUMPTIONS IN HYDRODYNAMIC LUBRICATION ? Dr. Luis San Andr?s (2009) 2 Fluid flow in a general physical domain is governed by the principles of: a) conservation... of the runner surface. For example, in journal bearings U * =?R J where ? is the journal angular speed in rad/s. Substitution of the dimensionless variables into the continuity equation (1) renders the following expression 0...

  4. Advanced Calculus I (Math 309) Fall 2002 Lecture Notes

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    Bohner, Martin

    is invertible iff there exists a function g : Y X with (f g)(y) = y y Y and (g f)(x) = x x X, and then gAdvanced Calculus I (Math 309) Fall 2002 Lecture Notes Martin Bohner Version from December 11, 2002. Preliminaries 1 0.1. Sets 1 0.2. Functions 1 0.3. Proofs 2 Chapter 1. The Real Number System 3 1.1. The Field

  5. Advanced Calculus I (Math 309) Fall 2003 Lecture Notes

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    Bohner, Martin

    function of f and g. Proposition 0.9. A function f : X Y is invertible iff there exists a function g : YAdvanced Calculus I (Math 309) Fall 2003 Lecture Notes Martin Bohner Version from December 3, 2003. Preliminaries 1 0.1. Sets 1 0.2. Functions 1 0.3. Proofs 2 Chapter 1. The Real Number System 3 1.1. The Field

  6. Decrease Noted in LM Records Information Requests | Department of Energy

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  7. OMEGA -- OSIRIS Mapping of Emission-line Galaxies in A901/2: I.-- Survey description, data analysis, and star formation and AGN activity in the highest density regions

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    Chies-Santos, Ana L; Aragón-Salamanca, Alfonso; Bamford, Steven P; Gray, Meghan E; Wolf, Christian; Böhm, Asmus; Maltby, David T; Pintos-Castro, Irene; Sánchez-Portal, Miguel; Weinzirl, Tim

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an overview of and first results from the OMEGA survey: the OSIRIS Mapping of Emission-line Galaxies in the multi-cluster system A901/2. The ultimate goal of this project is to study star formation and AGN activity across a broad range of environments at a single redshift. Using the tuneable-filter mode of the OSIRIS instrument on GTC, we target Halpha and [NII] emission lines over a ~0.5 X 0.5 deg2 region containing the z~0.167 multi-cluster system A901/2. In this paper we describe the design of the survey, the observations and the data analysis techniques developed. We then present early results from two OSIRIS pointings centred on the cores of the A901a and A902 clusters. AGN and star-forming (SF) objects are identified using the [NII]/Halpha vs. W_Halpha (WHAN) diagnostic diagram. The AGN hosts are brighter, more massive, and possess earlier-type morphologies than SF galaxies. Both populations tend to be located towards the outskirts of the high density regions we study. The typical Halpha lumi...

  8. Notes 09. Numerical evaluation of natural modes and frequencies

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    San Andres, Luis

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRANSFORMATIONS with ORTHOGONAL MATRICES. A sequence of matrices A 0 , A 1 , A 2 , . . . is formed by: ;;1,2.k?= TT kkk-1kkk A=QA Q QQ I (36) The matrix A k is similar to A and the corresponding eigenvector s are related by 12...(? ) ; ? ?? , which is equal to the unit matrix except for the elements r pp = r qq = cos? , r pq = -r qp = sin? (39) note that R T pq = R pq(-? ) 1 1 1 cos sin 1 1 sin cos 1 1 ?? ?? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? p row q row 0 0 p column q...

  9. On the energy-time uncertainty principle A didactical note

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    Giribet, G

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This brief note has the didactical purpose of discussing the meaning of the uncertainty principle involving energy and time in quantum mechanics by means of a review of the seminal works on this subject. The importance of this topic is, indeed, frequently neglected in several textbooks on quantum mechanics. Then, these pages are addressed to students attenting to an undergraduate course on quantum theory; and the original aim is that of presenting a list of references of the points that take part in the principal discussions on the subject. Special attention is devoted to the discussion of the fallacies, which are certainly persistent in the didactical literature.

  10. Tutorial Note on Merging Matrix Elements with Parton Showers

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    Rössler, Thomas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this short note, I introduce to essential conceptual features and main building blocks of matrix element merging algorithms, operating on fixed order calculations both at leading order and next-to-leading order. The intention is purely pedagogical, i.e. to familiarize the reader with the essential basic concepts in a concise way, thus serving as an introduction to beginners and other interested readers. Unitarization is discussed briefly. The tutorial is highly biased towards transverse momentum ordered parton showers, and in particular towards merging schemes as they are implemented in the Pythia8 general purpose Monte Carlo generator.

  11. Tutorial Note on Merging Matrix Elements with Parton Showers

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    Thomas Rössler

    2015-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In this short note, I introduce to essential conceptual features and main building blocks of matrix element merging algorithms, operating on fixed order calculations both at leading order and next-to-leading order. The intention is purely pedagogical, i.e. to familiarize the reader with the essential basic concepts in a concise way, thus serving as an introduction to beginners and other interested readers. Unitarization is discussed briefly. The tutorial is highly biased towards transverse momentum ordered parton showers, and in particular towards merging schemes as they are implemented in the Pythia8 general purpose Monte Carlo generator.

  12. Note on potential theory for functions in Hardy classes

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    Truong, Tuyen Trung

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this note is to show that the set functions defined in \\cite{trong-tuyen} can be suitably extended to all subsets $E$ of the unit disk $\\mathbb{D}$. In particular we obtain uniform nearly-optimal estimates for the following quantity D_p(E,\\epsilon, R) = \\sup \\{\\sup_{|z| \\leq R}|g(z)|: g\\in H^p, ||g||_{H^p}\\leq 1, (1-|\\zeta |)|g(\\zeta)| \\leq \\epsilon \\forall \\zeta\\in E\\}.

  13. Note on Structure Formation from Cosmic String Wakes

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    Duplessis, Francis

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The search for cosmic strings has been of renewed interest with the advent of precision cosmology. In this note we give a quantitative description of the nonlinear matter density fluctuations that can form from a scaling network of cosmic string wakes. Specifically, we compute the distribution of dark matter halos. These halos would possess strong correlations in position space that should have survived until today. We also discuss the challenges involved in their detection due to their small size and the complex dynamics of their formation.

  14. The effectiveness of note taking in the college classroom

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    Miller, Thomas Harold

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and C-. rlto. . r ferred to an earlier stud; 'ov Vernon ~19 ', . ) ~who reoorted that note takin= durin:; film strips did not cortri?. u, . e signific= ntly to Learning, even when tce film strics w, re ad]usted to s Liow a, ;"le writing time. Vernon... ore -e?. tati on, . d some f 1 ' ns 1 co& &, 1 r& ! q ro t ', j r??c 1? n ' q, -c& . oH+ er s o &or &-r 1; 1-. fo? t-&, r 1& ", o c- 'ar?!cn's st. &d. - ?. . i=-. ht lndic! t that ?!?cole c-& ' rtu?!1?v no ' ' -. u' it m&&. = ce r . mesc!-rec 'ha...

  15. EM QA Working Group September 2011 Notes | Department of Energy

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  16. EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Table-Figure Notes and Sources

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  17. DOE Webinar_1.15.15_with Notes

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  18. Notes from the Call | OpenEI Community

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  19. Meeting Notes re NOI for Convention on Supplementary Compensation |

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  20. Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Meeting Notes | Department of

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  1. EIA-906 & EIA-920, and EIA-923 Database Notes

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  2. Transport Policy Note-Bangladesh | Open Energy Information

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  3. NERSC Users Group Meeting June 13 - 14, 1995 Notes

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  4. NERSC Users Group Meeting June 24-25, 2004 Notes

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  5. NERSC Users Group Meeting May 29-30, 2003 Notes

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  6. Use of Lotus Notes to manage environmental activities

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    Heigel, G.K.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Whether you have a large dedicated environmental staff or a small multi-tasking environmental staff, environmental regulations and their requirements are on the rise. With this trend, it is critical to systematically identify these requirements and track them to completion. Honda has developed a Lotus Notes based system with various forms and views to identify responsibility, time frames and procedures to complete these activities. Recurring activities are automatically regenerated to show up as a new activity with a new completion date. It allows an environmental staff to review activities to be done, prioritize work on them and identify completed activities. With the various sorting criteria for each action item, management can easily review regulatory compliance issues, their status and provide the ability to plan for their timely completion. This system is intended to provide ongoing support to environmental staffs on ongoing activities and easy access to procedures relating to activities. Honda also has a library database to house environmental procedures, as well as regulatory guidance to aid in regulatory interpretations. The Lotus Notes system allows the activities identified above to link to the library as a direct reference. This system is designed to provide a higher level of confidence that a company is meeting all its requirements on an ongoing basis, and giving management a tool to get a clear picture of the status of regulatory compliance activities.

  7. Notes 10. A thermohydrodynamic bulk-flow model for fluid film bearings

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Notes 10. THERMOHYDRODYNAMIC BULK-FLOW MODEL IN THIN FILM LUBRICATION ? Dr. Luis San Andr?s (2009) 1 Notes 10. Thermohydrodynamic Bulk-Flow Model in Thin Film Lubrication General flow characteristics in oil lubricated fluid film... regimes Notes 10. THERMOHYDRODYNAMIC BULK-FLOW MODEL IN THIN FILM LUBRICATION ? Dr. Luis San Andr?s (2009) 2 Bulk-Flow Equations for Thin Fluid Films The fluid flow within a thin film region, see Fig.1, is governed by the continuity...

  8. Notes 08. Turbulence flow in thin film bearings : Characteristics and Modeling

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NOTES 8. TURBULENCE IN THIN FILM FLOWS. Dr. Luis San Andr?s ? 2009 1 Notes 8. Turbulence in Thin Film Flows Notes 8 detail the characteristics of turbulent flows and provide insight into the flow instabilities that precede transition from a... for averaging of turbulent flow velocities [s] NOTES 8. TURBULENCE IN THIN FILM FLOWS. Dr. Luis San Andr?s ? 2009 2 Ta 2 Re C R ?? ?? ?? . Taylor number ?? 1, 2, 3 i i u ? Components of velocity field [m/s] = ? ? ii uu?? ?? 1, 2, 3 , ii i uu...

  9. COLLOQUIUM - NOTE SPECIAL TIME OF 3:15PM: Savannah River National...

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    to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium COLLOQUIUM - NOTE SPECIAL TIME OF 3:15PM: Savannah River National Laboratory: Underpinning Critical National Missions Dr. Jeff Griffin...

  10. TECHNICAL NOTE HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL VEHICLE (HDDV) IDLING ACTIVITY AND

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    #12;#12;TECHNICAL NOTE HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL VEHICLE (HDDV) IDLING ACTIVITY AND EMISSIONS STUDY: PHASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Current Diesel Idling Emissions Factors

  11. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology-748-1331. mdeact@shaw.ca #12;Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology

  12. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology, BC, V9J 1G4 #12;Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology

  13. Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife

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    Extension Note Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology Rd., Black Creek, BC, V9J 1G4 #12;Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology

  14. A note on Burer's copositive representation of mixed-binary QPs

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    2009-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    into copositive programs where a linear functional is minimized over a linearly constrained subset of the cone of completely positive ma- trices. In this note we ...

  15. aspheric acrysof sn60wf: Topics by E-print Network

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    a disk-like or ring-like morphology for the dense (ne 107 cm-3) circumstellar medium. Implications of the circumstellar scattering environment for the...

  16. Discovery of Water Maser Emission in Five AGN and a Possible Correlation Between Water Maser and Nuclear 2-10 keV Luminosities

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    Paul T. Kondratko; Lincoln J. Greenhill; James M. Moran

    2006-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the discovery of water maser emission in five active galactic nuclei (AGN) with the 100-m Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The positions of the newly discovered masers, measured with the VLA, are consistent with the optical positions of the host nuclei to within 1 sigma (0.3 arcsec radio and 1.3 arcsec optical) and most likely mark the locations of the embedded central engines. The spectra of three sources, 2MASX J08362280+3327383, NGC 6264, and UGC 09618 NED02, display the characteristic spectral signature of emission from an edge-on accretion disk with maximum orbital velocity of ~700, ~800, and ~1300 km s^-1, respectively. We also present a GBT spectrum of a previously known source MRK 0034 and interpret the narrow Doppler components reported here as indirect evidence that the emission originates in an edge-on accretion disk with orbital velocity of ~500 km s^-1. We obtained a detection rate of 12 percent (5 out of 41) among Seyfert 2 and LINER systems with 10000 km s^-1 water masers with available hard X-ray data, we report a possible relationship between unabsorbed X-ray luminosity (2-10 keV) and total isotropic water maser luminosity, L_{2-10} proportional to L_{H2O}^{0.5+-0.1}, consistent with the model proposed by Neufeld and Maloney in which X-ray irradiation and heating of molecular accretion disk gas by the central engine excites the maser emission.

  17. Dredging/dredged material management risk assessment. Technical note

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    NONE

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical note explains the use of risk assessment to facilitate dredged material management decision-making in navigable waterways by US Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) project managers and field operations personnel. The document does not promote risk assessment as a tool for use in every dredged material management decision. It is likely to be most useful, and most used, in those cases that constitute the exception rather than the rule. The use of risk assessment is intended to supplement the analytical options currently available to dredged material managers by building on the existing technical framework (US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)/USACE 1992) and the existing tiered approaches (USEPA/USACE 1991, 1998).

  18. CSC 438F/2404F Notes Fall, 2008 The first two references have especially influenced these notes and are cited from time to

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    Mitchell, David G.

    influenced these notes and are cited from time to time: [Buss] Samuel Buss: Chapter I: An introduction to proof theory, in Handbook of Proof Theory, Samuel Buss Ed., Elsevier, 1998, pp1-78. [B&M] John Bell

  19. version 17.0 FERMILAB-PUB-10-???-E CDF Note 10101, D0 Note 6039 Combined Tevatron upper limit on gg H W +

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    Fermilab

    ,82 D. Brown ,22 E. Brubaker ,83 X.B. Bu ,8 D. Buchholz ,86 J. Budagov ,53 H.S. Budd ,115 S. Budd ,87. Campanelli ,68 M. Campbell ,104 F. Canelli ,82, 83 A. Canepa ,123 B. Carls ,87 D. Carlsmith ,134 R. Carosiversion 17.0 FERMILAB-PUB-10-???-E CDF Note 10101, D0 Note 6039 Combined Tevatron upper limit on gg

  20. d.note: Revising User Interfaces Through Change Tracking, Annotations, and Alternatives

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    Cheriton, David R.

    , revision, annotation. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2. [Information Interfaces]: User Interfacesd.note: Revising User Interfaces Through Change Tracking, Annotations, and Alternatives Björn typically revise user interface prototypes by adding unstructured notes to storyboards and screen printouts

  1. Environmental effects of dredging. Engineer manual series on dredging and dredged material disposal. Technical notes

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    Palermo, M.R.

    1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical note describes a series of Engineer Manuals (EMs) on dredging and dredged material disposal being published by the Office, Chief of Engineers, US Army. The note describes the purpose of the manual series, intended audience, major topics covered, availability of published manuals, and the status of future manuals.

  2. 2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Wave Energy COUNTRY NOTES

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    2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Wave Energy 550 COUNTRY NOTES The following Country Notes on Wave Energy have been compiled by Tom Thorpe and the Editors. Every effort has been made to be comprehensive by making contact with all known wave energy developers. However

  3. BWeb Notes for Chapter 5: Water Flows in the Mono Basin

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    Ford, Andrew

    BWeb Notes for Chapter 5: Water Flows in the Mono Basin Most of the BWeb notes in chapter 5 refer/yr. · Exposed lake bottom evaporation is estimated at 12 KAF/yr. (This refers to the evaporation from residual pools of water stranded by the receding lake as well as evaporation from ground water brought

  4. CHEN 3600 Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Department Notes 4

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    CHEN 3600 ­ Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Department Notes 4 EWE-Aided Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Department Notes 4 EWE: "Engineering With Excel" Larsen Page 2 will be added using "cutting and pasting". #12;CHEN 3600 ­ Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering Chemical

  5. UBC Clinical Guidance Notes December 17, 2012 1 | P a g e Table of Contents

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    Michelson, David G.

    UBC Clinical Guidance Notes December 17, 2012 1 | P a g e Table of Contents PART A: UBC Clinical: Acronyms and Glossary #12;UBC Clinical Guidance Notes December 17, 2012 2 | P a g e UBC Clinical Research clinical Research Ethics Boards' policies and guidance concerning clinical research ethics at UBC

  6. LBNL Totally Depleted CCD Group Internal Note Last revised 8 November 2002

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    LBNL Totally Depleted CCD Group Internal Note Last revised 8 November 2002 Conceptual design for shielding the 200 µm-thick LBNL CCD at the Lick 3-m Coud´e Spectrograph from environmental gamma radiation This note was drafted by Don Groom (LBNL; deg@lbl.gov), but it is based on considerable work by Steve

  7. LBNL Totally Depleted CCD Group Internal Note Last revised 8 November 2002

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    LBNL Totally Depleted CCD Group Internal Note Last revised 8 November 2002 Conceptual design for shielding the 200 µm­thick LBNL CCD at the Lick 3­m Coudâ??e Spectrograph from environmental gamma radiation This note was drafted by Don Groom (LBNL; deg@lbl.gov), but it is based on considerable work by Steve

  8. INTERNAL PROJECT INFORMATION NOTE 10/08 Title: CCF Harvesting Method Development: Harvester Head

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    INTERNAL PROJECT INFORMATION NOTE 10/08 Title: CCF Harvesting Method Development: Harvester Head PROJECT INFORMATION NOTE 10/08 Ref 1200A/56/07 CCF Harvesting Method Development: Harvester Head Visibility SUMMARY The use of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) can lead to situations where a dense

  9. Calculus Cheat Sheet Visit http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu for a complete set of Calculus notes. 2005 Paul Dawkins

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    Bogaerts, Steven

    Calculus Cheat Sheet Visit http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu for a complete set of Calculus notes;Calculus Cheat Sheet Visit http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu for a complete set of Calculus notes. © 2005 Paul

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    Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future course offerings may argumentation around the concept of crowdsourcing/crowd work. #12;Note: This syllabus may represent a past

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  3. Research note on a well posed integral used in Apery's proof for the irrationality of Z(3)

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    Nikos Bagis

    2009-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this note we evaluate multiple integrals that play a crucial role in the theory of irrationality of zeta function

  4. Notes on several phenomenological laws of quantum gravity

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    Bruneton, Jean-Philippe

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phenomenological approaches to quantum gravity try to infer model-independent laws by analyzing thought experiments and combining both quantum, relativistic, and gravitational ingredients. We first review these ingredients -three basic inequalities- and discuss their relationships with the nature of fundamental constants. In particular, we argue for a covariant mass bound conjecture: in a spacetime free of horizon, the mass inside a surface $A$ cannot exceed $16 \\pi G^2 m^2m_p$ (5) There exists a mass dependent maximal force and power (6) There exists a maximal energy density and pressure (7) Physical systems must obey the Holographic Principle (8) Holographic bounds can only be saturated by systems with $m>m_p$; systems lying on the ``Compton line'' $l \\sim 1/m$ are fundamental objects without substructures (9) We speculate on a new bound from above for the action. In passing, we note that the maximal acceleration is of the order of Milgrom's acceleration $a_0$ for ultra-light particles ($m\\sim H_0)$ that co...

  5. Environmental effects of dredging. Evaluating environmental effects of dredged material management alternatives - a technical framework. Technical notes

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    Palermo, M.R.; Francingues, N.R.; Engler, R.M.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Technical Note presents a brief description of a joint U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Technical Framework for the identification of environmentally acceptable alternatives for the management of dredged material. This Technical Note replaces the earlier Technical Note EEDPA-06-14, which should be discarded.

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    Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future course offerings may management project OR 55% Due Week 8b #12;Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course - Cultural adaptation WEEK 3A ­ JULY 5TH Localization Engineering and Tools #12;Note: This syllabus may

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    Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future course offerings may reading 5% Participation in discussion 10% ____________ 100% #12;Note: This syllabus may represent a past (2) --- HW: Summary (2) due Mon. 9:00 a.m.; Prep. for mini-presentation (2) #12;Note: This syllabus

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  11. FCS Guidance Note 33: Forest operations and red squirrels: November 2006 Forest operations and red squirrels in Scottish forests

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    impacts on red squirrels. The survey, forest design and operational planning practices set outFCS Guidance Note 33: Forest operations and red squirrels: November 2006 1 Forest operations Guidance Note: Forest operations and wildlife in Scottish forests. This note sets out further advice on how

  12. Molecular gas and AGN fueling

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    F. Combes

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CO emission, tracing the molecular content and distribution in galaxies, is a privileged tool to trace gas towards the nucleus, since the HI tracer is in general depleted there. A review is done of recent CO line observations, with sufficient spatial resolution to indicate the morphology and kinematics of the gas near the nucleus. The puzzling result that nuclei presently observed in an active phase have little sign of fueling, is discussed.

  13. A Note on Quantum Security for Post-Quantum Cryptography

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    Fang Song

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Shor's quantum factoring algorithm and a few other efficient quantum algorithms break many classical crypto-systems. In response, people proposed post-quantum cryptography based on computational problems that are believed hard even for quantum computers. However, security of these schemes against \\emph{quantum} attacks is elusive. This is because existing security analysis (almost) only deals with classical attackers and arguing security in the presence of quantum adversaries is challenging due to unique quantum features such as no-cloning. This work proposes a general framework to study which classical security proofs can be restored in the quantum setting. Basically, we split a security proof into (a sequence of) classical security reductions, and investigate what security reductions are "quantum-friendly". We characterize sufficient conditions such that a classical reduction can be "lifted" to the quantum setting. We then apply our lifting theorems to post-quantum signature schemes. We are able to show that the classical generic construction of hash-tree based signatures from one-way functions and and a more efficient variant proposed in~\\cite{BDH11} carry over to the quantum setting. Namely, assuming existence of (classical) one-way functions that are resistant to efficient quantum inversion algorithms, there exists a quantum-secure signature scheme. We note that the scheme in~\\cite{BDH11} is a promising (post-quantum) candidate to be implemented in practice and our result further justifies it. Finally we demonstrate the generality of our framework by showing that several existing works (Full-Domain hash in the quantum random-oracle model~\\cite{Zha12ibe} and the simple hybrid arguments framework in~\\cite{HSS11}) can be reformulated under our unified framework.

  14. Notes on several phenomenological laws of quantum gravity

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    Jean-Philippe Bruneton

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Phenomenological approaches to quantum gravity try to infer model-independent laws by analyzing thought experiments and combining both quantum, relativistic, and gravitational ingredients. We first review these ingredients -three basic inequalities- and discuss their relationships with the nature of fundamental constants. In particular, we argue for a covariant mass bound conjecture: in a spacetime free of horizon, the mass inside a surface $A$ cannot exceed $16 \\pi G^2 m^2inequalities and find/review the following: (1) Any system must have a size greater than the Planck length, in the sense that there exists a minimal area (2) We comment on the Minimal Length Scenarios and the fate of Lorentz symmetry near the Planck scale (3) Quanta with transplanckian frequencies are allowed in a large enough boxes (4) There exists a mass-dependent maximal acceleration given by $m c^3/\\hbar$ if $mm_p$ (5) There exists a mass dependent maximal force and power (6) There exists a maximal energy density and pressure (7) Physical systems must obey the Holographic Principle (8) Holographic bounds can only be saturated by systems with $m>m_p$; systems lying on the ``Compton line'' $l \\sim 1/m$ are fundamental objects without substructures (9) We speculate on a new bound from above for the action. In passing, we note that the maximal acceleration is of the order of Milgrom's acceleration $a_0$ for ultra-light particles ($m\\sim H_0)$ that could be associated to the Dark Energy fluid. This suggests designing toy-models in which modified gravity in galaxies is driven by the DE field, via the maximal acceleration principle.

  15. Environmental effects of dredging. Implementation approach for thalweg disposal of dredged material. Technical notes

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    Olin, T.J.; Miller, A.C.; Palermo, M.R.

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical note introduces the concept of thalweg disposal and associated considerations for implementation, including disposal site selection, environmental and regulatory considerations, and suitable dredging methods and equipment. Monitoring procedures are also outlined.

  16. Automated dredging and disposal alternatives management system (ADDAMS). Environmental effects of dredging. Technical note

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    NONE

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical note describes the current capabilities and availability of the Automated Dredging and Disposal Alternatives Management System (ADDAMS). The technical note replaces the earlier Technical Note EEDP-06-12, which should be discarded. Planning, design, and management of dredging and dredged material disposal projects often require complex or tedious calculations or involve complex decision-making criteria. In addition, the evaluations often must be done for several disposal alternatives or disposal sites. ADDAMS is a personal computer (PC)-based system developed to assist in making such evaluations in a timely manner. ADDAMS contains a collection of computer programs (applications) designed to assist in managing dredging projects. This technical note describes the system, currently available applications, mechanisms for acquiring and running the system, and provisions for revision and expansion.

  17. A note on the completion of partial latin Nicholas J. Cavenagh, Diane Donovan

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    van Rees, John

    A note on the completion of partial latin squares Nicholas J. Cavenagh, Diane Donovan Centre]. Recently, Bryant and Rodger [6] established necessary and sufficient conditions for completing an arbitary

  18. Shared Experiences and Collective Production: Note Card Confessions on YouTube

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    Fowlds, Kelli

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    New media are continuously changing the way in which youth communicate. Social media and online production, especially, are rapidly evolving. This research analyzes note card confession videos found on the popular video site, YouTube. It looks...

  19. Comparing SNePS with Topbraid/Pellet SNeRG Technical Note 42

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    Shapiro, Stuart C.

    Comparing SNePS with Topbraid/Pellet SNeRG Technical Note 42 Michael Kandefer and Stuart C. Shapiro Editing Tool (Top Quadrant Inc. 2007) using the Pellet OWL DL Reasoner (Clark & Parsia, LLC 2007

  20. A Note on the Use of Sum in the Logic of Proofs Roman Kuznets

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    Jäger, Gerhard

    A Note on the Use of Sum in the Logic of Proofs Roman Kuznets Institut f¨ur Informatik und angewandte Mathematik Universit¨at Bern Neubr¨uckstrasse 10, 3012 Bern, Switzerland kuznets

  1. Passport Scanning: User Notes Version 0.3 A. Entering the Passport Number for the Student

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    Sussex, University of

    Passport Scanning: User Notes ­ Version 0.3 A. Entering the Passport being these details are being collected at the point of scanning the student Enter passport number here Click Save to commit record #12;B. Scanning

  2. Learning in Complex Systems Spring Semester, 2011 Lecture Notes Prof. Nahum Shimkin

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    Shimkin, Nahum

    routing ­ robot juggling Types of learning: ­ Supervised ­ Unsupervised ­ Reinforcement Learning 1 #12Learning in Complex Systems Spring Semester, 2011 Lecture Notes Prof. Nahum Shimkin 1 Introduction problems. Reinforcement Learning ­ what is it? ­ Learning from experience. ­ Learning to act optimally

  3. ** ALL CHARGES ARE PER SEMESTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED** Dental Hygiene FT Dental Hygiene PT

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    ** ALL CHARGES ARE PER SEMESTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED** Dental Hygiene FT Dental Hygiene PT (Less Lease 266.00 266.00 SADHA Membership Fee - Fall 65.00 65.00 Dental Hygiene Pins - Fall - 2nd Year 70

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    ** ALL CHARGES ARE PER SEMESTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED** Dental Hygiene FT Dental Hygiene PT (Less Fee - Fall 65.00 65.00 Dental Hygiene Pins - Fall - 2nd Year 70.00 70.00 Disability Insurance: 10

  5. Exploiting KeyNote in WebCom: Architecture Neutral Glue for Trust Management

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    Exploiting KeyNote in WebCom: Architecture Neutral Glue for Trust Management Simon N. Foley, Thomas B. Quillinan, John P. Morrison, David A. Power, James J. Kennedy. Department of Computer Science

  6. HISTORICAL NOTES CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 106, NO. 5, 10 MARCH 2014760

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    Joshi, Yogesh Moreshwar

    HISTORICAL NOTES CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 106, NO. 5, 10 MARCH 2014760 Brajendra Nath Seal of this forgotten genius ­ a scholar who elevated and exposed brilliantly the cul- tural heritage of India, its

  7. Course Notes: United States Particle Accelerator School Beam Physics with Intense Space-Charge

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    Barnard, J.J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of. the 1991 Particle Accelerator Conference (Ref. [3]), p.of the l J J3 Particle Accelerator Conference, Washington,Beam Physics, US Particle Accelerator School Notes, http://

  8. A Note on the Zero-Free Regions of the Zeta Function

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    N. A. Carella

    2012-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This short note contributes a new zero-free region of the zeta function. This zero-free region has the form {s : Re(s) > a}, where a = 21/40.

  9. V-229: IBM Lotus iNotes Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross-Site...

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    to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the IBM Lotus iNotes software and will run in the security context of that site....

  10. Calculation notes that support accident scenario and consequence of the evaporator dump

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    Crowe, R.D., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this calculation note is to provide the basis for evaporator dump consequence for the Tank Farm Safety Analysis Report (FSAR). Evaporator Dump scenario is developed and details and description of the analysis methods are provided.

  11. Calculation notes that support accident scenario and consequence of the evaporator dump

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    Crowe, R.D.

    1996-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this calculation note is to provide the basis for evaporator dump consequence for the Tank Farm Safety Analysis Report (FSAR). Evaporator Dump scenario is developed and details and description of the analysis methods are provided.

  12. A Note on the Finite Element Method with Singular Basis Functions

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    Kaneko, Hideaki

    finite element analysis that incorporates singular element functions. A need for introducing * *some singular elements as part of basis functions in certain finite element analysis arises o* *ut A Note on the Finite Element Method with Singular Basis

  13. News & Notes October 23, 2006 Marcus Karl Maroney has been invited to the

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    News & Notes ­ October 23, 2006 Marcus Karl Maroney has been invited to the Deer Valley Festival Seating Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL "Happy Birthday Mozart" Andrzej Grabiec, violin

  14. Publisher's Note: "Ab initio potential energy surfaces for NH,,3 -...-NH,,3 -

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    Publisher's Note: "Ab initio potential energy surfaces for NH,,3 - ...-NH,,3 - ... with analytical of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Szkolna 9, 40-006 Katowice, Poland Received 21 December 2009; published

  15. Physics 112 Mathematical Notes Winter 2000 1. Power Series Expansion of the Fermi-Dirac Integral

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Physics 112 Mathematical Notes Winter 2000 1. Power Series Expansion of the Fermi-Dirac Integral of w-integration where |w| > |y|. Nevertheless, we shall close our eyes to this problem and proceed

  16. Technical Note LiDAR-derived measures of hurricane-and restoration-generated beach

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    Weishampel, John F.

    are particularly vulnerable, as they rely on specific beaches for reproduction and exhibit high-nest-site fidelityTechnical Note LiDAR-derived measures of hurricane- and restoration-generated beach morphodynamics

  17. Notes et tudes conomiques n30, Mars 2008 LA GESTION DES RISQUES EN AGRICULTURE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    33 Notes et études économiques ­ n°30, Mars 2008 LA GESTION DES RISQUES EN AGRICULTURE De la rurale et gestion, Agrocampus Rennes ** Chargés de mission au bureau de l'analyse économique et de la la gestion des risques en agriculture #12;34 Notes et études économiques ­ n°30, Mars 2008 L

  18. The art and science of magnet design: Selected notes of Klaus Halbach. Volume 2

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    NONE

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume contains a compilation of 57 notes written by Dr. Klaus Halbach selected from his collection of over 1650 such documents. It provides an historic snapshot of the evolution of magnet technology and related fields as the notes range from as early as 1965 to the present, and is intended to show the breadth of Dr. Halbach`s interest and ability that have long been an inspiration to his many friends and colleagues. As Halbach is an experimental physicist whose scientific interests span many areas, and who does his most innovative work with pencil and paper rather than at the workbench or with a computer, the vast majority of the notes in this volume were handwritten and their content varies greatly--some reflect original work or work for a specific project, while others are mere clarifications of mathematical calculations or design specifications. As the authors converted the notes to electronic form, some were superficially edited and corrected, while others were extensively re-written to reflect current knowledge and notation. The notes are organized under five categories which reflect their primary content: Beam Position Monitors, (bpm), Current Sheet Electron Magnets (csem), Magnet Theory, (thry), Undulators and Wigglers (u-w), and Miscellaneous (misc). Within the category, they are presented chronologically starting from the most recent note and working backwards in time.

  19. Education Library EndNote EndNote is a bibliographic management software package. It is designed to save your references in a searchable database, place those

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