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  1. IR Spectrometer Using 90-Degree Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

    A gated spectrometer has been designed for real-time, pulsed infrared (IR) studies at the National Synchrotron Light Source at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. A pair of 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors are used to relay the light from an entrance slit to an output recording camera. With an initial wavelength range of 1500-4500 nm required, gratings could not be used in the spectrometer because grating orders would overlap. A magnesium oxide prism, placed between these parabolic mirrors, serves as the dispersion element. The spectrometer is doubly telecentric. With proper choice of the air spacing between the prism and the second parabolic mirror, any spectral region of interest within the InSb camera array's sensitivity region can be recorded. The wavelengths leaving the second parabolic mirror are collimated, thereby relaxing the camera positioning tolerance. To set up the instrument, two different wavelength (visible) lasers are introduced at the entrance slit and made collinear with the optical axis via flip mirrors. After dispersion by the prism, these two laser beams are directed to tick marks located on the outside housing of the gated IR camera. This provides first-order wavelength calibration for the instrument. Light that is reflected off the front prism face is coupled into a high-speed detector to verify steady radiance during the gated spectral imaging. Alignment features include tick marks on the prism and parabolic mirrors. This instrument was designed to complement single-point pyrometry, which provides continuous time histories of a small collection of spots from shock-heated targets

  2. Design of a Thermal Imaging Diagnostic Using 90-Degree, Off-Axis, Parabolic Mirrors

    Malone, Robert M.; Becker, Steven A.; Dolan, Daniel H.; Hacking, Richard G.; Hickman, Randy J.; Kaufman, Morris I.; Stevens, Gerald D.; Turley, William D.

    2006-09-01

    Thermal imaging is an important, though challenging, diagnostic for shockwave experiments. Shock-compressed materials undergo transient temperature changes that cannot be recorded with standard (greater than ms response time) infrared detectors. A further complication arises when optical elements near the experiment are destroyed. We have designed a thermal-imaging system for studying shock temperatures produced inside a gas gun at Sandia National Laboratories. Inexpensive, diamond-turned, parabolic mirrors relay an image of the shocked target to the exterior of the gas gun chamber through a sapphire vacuum port. The 3000–5000-nm portion of this image is directed to an infrared camera which acquires a snapshot of the target with a minimum exposure time of 150 ns. A special mask is inserted at the last intermediate image plane, to provide dynamic thermal background recording during the event. Other wavelength bands of this image are split into high-speed detectors operating at 900–1700 nm, and at 1700–3000 nm for timeresolved pyrometry measurements. This system incorporates 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors, which can collect low f/# light over a broad spectral range, for high-speed imaging. Matched mirror pairs must be used so that aberrations cancel. To eliminate image plane tilt, proper tip-to-tip orientation of the parabolic mirrors is required. If one parabolic mirror is rotated 180 degrees about the optical axis connecting the pair of parabolic mirrors, the resulting image is tilted by 60 degrees. Different focal-length mirrors cannot be used to magnify the image without substantially sacrificing image quality. This paper analyzes performance and aberrations of this imaging diagnostic.

  3. Fabrication of off-axis parabolic mirrors

    The report describes the fabrication process, including metal preparation, copper electroplating, single-crystal-diamond turning, optical inspection, and polishing, used to manufacture the focusing mirrors for the 10-kJ laser fusion experiment being conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Fabrication of these mirrors by the techniques described resulted in diffraction-limited optics at a 10.6 μm wavelength

  4. Design and Analysis of Flexible Support Structure for Off-axis Small-aperture Parabolic Reflector%小口径离轴抛物面反射镜挠性支撑设计分析

    陈程; 刘伟; 梁彪

    2012-01-01

    Off - axis Parabolic Reflector is one of the important optical elements for space optical remote sensor, its surface shape error directly determines the performance of the remote sensor. Because the temperature difference is very huge, and the requirement of first - order natural frequency is very high, a new flexible support structure was designed. The reflector was optimized using topological optimization. In order to verify the rationality of the structure, the reflector subassembly's modal, stiffness strength, harmonic response and thermal deformation were analysed. The results show that under the gravity load, the maximum RMS is 1. 16nm, with ± l0℃ thermal load, and the maximum RMS is 11.46nm. The first - order natural frequency is 574. 19Hz. The flexible structure has a fine static and dynamic characteristic and thermal stability. This flexible support structure can satisfy the requirements.%关于反射镜支撑稳定性优化设计问题,离轴抛物面反射镜作为空间光学遥感器的重要光学元件,面形精度直接影响遥感器性能.针对反射镜所处环境,组件一阶频率要求高,设计了一种反射镜背部中心单点挠性支撑结构,并利用拓扑优化技术对反射镜进行了轻量化设计.为了结构设计的合理性,采用有限元技术对反射镜组件进行了模态分析、结构强度分析、谐响应分析及热环境分析.分析结果表明:反射镜在重力作用下最大面形误差RMS=1.16nm;在±10℃温度载荷作用下最大面形误差RMS=11.46nm;反射镜组件一阶频率为574.19Hz.使挠性支撑结构具有良好的静、动态特性和热尺寸稳定性,满足反射镜面形要求.

  5. Design of off-axis PIAACMC mirrors

    Pluzhnik, Eugene; Guyon, Olivier; Belikov, Ruslan; Bendek, Eduardo

    2015-09-01

    The Phase-Induced Amplitude Apodization Complex Mask Coronagraph (PIAACMC) provides an efficient way to control diffraction propagation effects caused by the central obstruction/segmented mirrors of the telescope. PIAACMC can be optimized in a way that takes into account both chromatic diffraction effects caused by the telescope obstructed aperture and tip/tilt sensitivity of the coronagraph. As a result, unlike classic PIAA, the PIAACMC mirror shapes are often slightly asymmetric even for an on-axis configuration and require more care in calculating off-axis shapes when an off-axis configuration is preferred. A method to design off-axis PIAA mirror shapes given an on-axis mirror design is presented. The algorithm is based on geometrical ray tracing and is able to calculate off-axis PIAA mirror shapes for an arbitrary geometry of the input and output beams. The method is demonstrated using the third generation PIAACMC design for WFIRST-AFTA telescope. Geometrical optics design issues related to the off-axis diffraction propagation effects are also discussed.

  6. Optimal geometry and dimensions for the receiver of a parabolic solar concentrator with an angle of 90 degrees; Determiancion de la geometria y dimensiones optimas de un receptor para un concentrador solar paraboloidal con angulo de apertura de 90 grados

    Estrada, Claudio A; Arancibia, Camilo [Centro de Investigacion en Energia UNAM, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Hernandez, Nestor [Centro Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The optimal geometry and dimensions for the receiver of a parabolic solar concentrator based on microwave communication antenna are obtained. First, the experiments for the determination of the angular error of the concentrator and the dimensions of its focal region are described. Results are also presented for the ray tracing study, from which the optimal characteristics of the receiver are obtained according to the experimental results. As the aluminum antenna has a rim angle of 90 Celsius degrees, it is necessary to use a cavity receiver to allow external as well as internal absorption of radiative flux. Cylindrical, conical and spherical geometric were considered, as well as combinations of them. The best results are achieved using a conical cavity. Its dimensions are calculated to maximize the radiative transfer efficiency from the aperture of the concentrator to the receiver. [Spanish] Se determinan la geometria y dimensiones optimas del receptor de un concentrador solar parabolico obtenido a partir de una antena de telecomunicaciones para microondas. Primeramente se describen los experimentos realizados para obtener el valor del error angular asociado al concentrador y de las dimensiones de su region focal. Tambien se presentan los resultados del estudio optico de trazado de rayos, que permitio determinar teoricamente las caracteristicas del receptor, de acuerdo a los resultados de los experimentos. Debido a que la antena de aluminio tiene un angulo de borde de 90 grados Celcius, es necesario usar un receptor tipo cavidad que permita la captacion de energia tanto interna como externa. Se consideraron geometrias cilindrica, conica, esferica y combinaciones entre ellas, resultando ser la conica la que da los mejores resultados. Las dimensiones del receptor fueron determinadas maximizando la eficiencia del transporte de radiacion de la apertura del concentrador al receptor.

  7. Determination of mean inner potential of germanium using off-axis electron holography.

    Li; McCartney; Dunin-Borkowski; Smith

    1999-07-01

    Off-axis electron holography has been used to determine the mean inner potential of germanium using cleaved 90 degrees wedge samples, where the wedge thickness profiles were checked by weak-beam dark-field extinction fringes. Dynamical contributions to the phase of the image were minimized by tilting to weakly diffracting conditions, as confirmed by reference to convergent-beam electron diffraction patterns. Small residual corrections were determined using multislice calculations. From a total of 18 separate measurements, it is concluded that the value of the mean inner potential is 14.3(2) V, which agrees with recent theoretical calculations to within experimental error. PMID:10927276

  8. Fracture modes in off-axis fiber composites

    Sinclair, J. H.; Chamis, C. C.

    1979-01-01

    Criteria have been developed for identifying, characterizing, and quantifying fracture modes in high-modulus graphite-fiber/resin unidirectional composites subjected to off-axis tensile loading. Procedures are described which use sensitivity analyses and off-axis data to determine the uniaxial strength of fiber composites. It was found that off-axis composites fail by three fracture modes which produce unique fracture surface characteristics. The stress that dominates each fracture mode and the load angle range of its dominance can be identified. Linear composite mechanics is adequate to describe quantitatively the mechanical behavior of off-axis composites. The uniaxial strengths predicted from off-axis data are comparable to those measured in uniaxial tests.

  9. Distortion definition and correction in off-axis systems

    Da Deppo, Vania; Simioni, Emanuele; Naletto, Giampiero; Cremonese, Gabriele

    2015-09-01

    Off-axis optical configurations are becoming more and more used in a variety of applications, in particular they are the most preferred solution for cameras devoted to Solar System planets and small bodies (i.e. asteroids and comets) study. Off-axis designs, being devoid of central obstruction, are able to guarantee better PSF and MTF performance, and thus higher contrast imaging capabilities with respect to classical on-axis designs. In particular they are suitable for observing extended targets with intrinsic low contrast features, or scenes where a high dynamical signal range is present. Classical distortion theory is able to well describe the performance of the on-axis systems, but it has to be adapted for the off-axis case. A proper way to deal with off-axis distortion definition is thus needed together with dedicated techniques to accurately measure and hence remove the distortion effects present in the acquired images. In this paper, a review of the distortion definition for off-axis systems will be given. In particular the method adopted by the authors to deal with the distortion related issues (definition, measure, removal) in some off-axis instruments will be described in detail.

  10. Off-axis angular spectrum method with variable sampling interval

    Kim, Yong-Hae; Byun, Chun-Won; Oh, Himchan; Pi, Jae-Eun; Choi, Ji-Hun; Kim, Gi Heon; Lee, Myung-Lae; Ryu, Hojun; Hwang, Chi-Sun

    2015-08-01

    We proposed a novel off-axis angular spectrum method (ASM) for simulating free space wave propagation with a large shifted destination plane. The off-axis numerical simulation took wave propagation between a parallel source and a destination plane, but a destination plane was shifted from a source plane. The shifted angular spectrum method was proposed for diffraction simulation with a shifted destination plane and satisfied the Nyquist condition for sampling by limiting a bandwidth of a propagation field to avoid an aliasing error due to under sampling. However, the effective sampling number of the shifted ASM decreased when the shifted distance of the destination plane was large which caused a numerical error in the diffraction simulation. To compensate for the decrease of an effective sampling number for the large shifted destination plane, we used a variable sampling interval in a Fourier space to maintain the same effective sampling number independent of the shifted distance of the destination plane. As a result, our proposed off-axis ASM with a variable sampling interval can produce simulation results with high accuracy for nearly every shifted distance of a destination plane when an off-axis angle is less than 75°. We compared the performances of the off-axis ASM using the Chirp Z transform and non-uniform FFT for implementing a variable spatial frequency in a Fourier space.

  11. Off-axis vortex breakdown in a shallow whirlpool

    Herrada, Miguel A.; Shtern, Vladimir N.; López-Herrera, José María

    2013-06-01

    The off-axis emergence of vortex breakdown (VB) is revealed. The steady axisymmetric flow in a vertical sealed cylinder, which is partially filled with water and the rest is filled with air, is driven by the rotating bottom disk. The numerical simulations show that VB can emerge away from the rotation axis, interface, and walls. As the rotation intensifies, VB first develops in the water region. If the water height is less (larger) than nearly one half of the cylinder radius, VB emerges off (on) the axis. As the rotation further increases, the off-axis VB ring touches the interface and then a thin countercirculation layer develops in the air flow above the water VB domain. This two-fluid VB ring shrinks (it even disappears in a very shallow whirlpool) as the interface approaches the bottom disk.

  12. Off-axis Fresnel numbers in laser systems

    Yudong; Yao; Junyong; Zhang; Yanli; Zhang; Qunyu; Bi; Jianqiang; Zhu

    2014-01-01

    The physical meaning and essence of Fresnel numbers are discussed,and two definitions of these numbers for offaxis optical systems are proposed.The universal Fresnel number is found to be N =(a2/λz) * C1+ C2.The Rayleigh–Sommerfeld nonparaxial diffraction formula states that a simple analytical formula for the nonparaxial intensity distribution after a circular aperture can be obtained.Theoretical derivations and numerical calculations reveal that the first correction factor C1 is equal to cos θ and the second factor C2 is a function of the incident wavefront and the shape of the diffractive aperture.Finally,some diffraction phenomena in off-axis optical systems are explained by the off-axis Fresnel number.

  13. The manufacturing and metrology of off-axis mirrors

    Penzkofer, Karlheinz; Rascher, Rolf; Küpper, Lutz; Liebl, Johannes

    2015-10-01

    Especially in the area of the large mirror manufacturing only a few manufacturers are capable to produce optical surfaces of high quality. Therefore a deterministic process should be developed in the project IFasO. In the field of telescope optics off-axis optical systems are becoming increasingly important. These systems try to avoid an obstructing of the incoming light by moving the secondary mirror out of the primary mirror's optical axis. This advantage leads to an increasing market for this type of optical surface. Until now off-axis mirrors were difficult or almost impossible to produce. With the processes developed in IFasO, high quality mirrors become possible. For this reason, this paper describes the manufacturing of off-axis surfaces and its problems. The mirror production used in the project IFasO is based on the specific design of the CNC center developed by the company Optotech. This center UPG2000 is capable of grinding, polishing, sagitta measurement and interferometric measurement in one mounting of the specimen. Usually a large optics has to be transported during their manufacturing after every individual process step. There is always a risk of damage of the specimen. The exact orientation of the surface relatively to the tool position is also required. This takes a huge amount of time and makes up most of the production time. In this presentation the use of UPG2000 and the next steps within the process development are described. In the current status the manufacturing of large off-axis elements with a PV < λ/10 rms is reproducible.

  14. Fracture surface characteristics of off-axis composites

    Sinclair, J. H.; Chamis, C. C.

    1977-01-01

    The fracture surface characteristics of off-axis high-modulus graphite-fiber/epoxy composite specimens were studied using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The specimens were subjected to tensile loading at various angles (0-90 deg) to the fiber direction. SEM photomicrographs of the fractured surfaces revealed three different load angle regions with distinct fracture characteristics. Based on these revelations, criteria were established which can be used to characterize fracture surfaces with respect to a predominant 'single-stress' fracture mode.

  15. On the off-axis tensile test for unidirectional composites

    Nemeth, M. P.; Herakovich, C. T.; Post, D.

    1982-01-01

    The off axis tensile test was examined experimentally to obtain actual displacement fields over the surface of graphite polyimide coupon specimens. The experimental results were compared with approximate analytical solutions and generated finite element results. An optical method of high sensitivity moire interferometry was used to determine the actual displacements to high precision. The approximate analytical solution and the finite element results compare very favorably with the measured centerline displacements in the test section, and the finite element displacement fields provide excellent agreement with the moire displacements throughout the specimen. A 15 degree fiber orientation and coupon aspect ratios of 5 and 15 are presented.

  16. Ultrathin 90-degree sharp bends for spoof surface plasmon polaritons

    Yang, Yihao; Chen, Hongsheng; Xiao, Sanshui; Mortensen, N. Asger; Zhang, Jingjing

    2015-01-01

    surface plasmons around 90-degree sharp bends on ultrathin metallic films in the microwave regime. We demonstrate that by judiciously engineering the structure, the dispersion relation can be designed to reduce the scattering. Furthermore, the reflection can be suppressed by proper structural decoration...

  17. Optical diffraction tomography: accuracy of an off-axis reconstruction

    Kostencka, Julianna; Kozacki, Tomasz

    2014-05-01

    Optical diffraction tomography is an increasingly popular method that allows for reconstruction of three-dimensional refractive index distribution of semi-transparent samples using multiple measurements of an optical field transmitted through the sample for various illumination directions. The process of assembly of the angular measurements is usually performed with one of two methods: filtered backprojection (FBPJ) or filtered backpropagation (FBPP) tomographic reconstruction algorithm. The former approach, although conceptually very simple, provides an accurate reconstruction for the object regions located close to the plane of focus. However, since FBPJ ignores diffraction, its use for spatially extended structures is arguable. According to the theory of scattering, more precise restoration of a 3D structure shall be achieved with the FBPP algorithm, which unlike the former approach incorporates diffraction. It is believed that with this method one is allowed to obtain a high accuracy reconstruction in a large measurement volume exceeding depth of focus of an imaging system. However, some studies have suggested that a considerable improvement of the FBPP results can be achieved with prior propagation of the transmitted fields back to the centre of the object. This, supposedly, enables reduction of errors due to approximated diffraction formulas used in FBPP. In our view this finding casts doubt on quality of the FBPP reconstruction in the regions far from the rotation axis. The objective of this paper is to investigate limitation of the FBPP algorithm in terms of an off-axis reconstruction and compare its performance with the FBPJ approach. Moreover, in this work we propose some modifications to the FBPP algorithm that allow for more precise restoration of a sample structure in off-axis locations. The research is based on extensive numerical simulations supported with wave-propagation method.

  18. Charged current disappearance measurements in the NuMI off-axis beam

    R. H. Bernstein

    2003-09-25

    This article studies the potential of combining charged-current disappearance measurements of {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}} from MINOS and an off-axis beam. The author finds that the error on {Delta}m{sup 2} from a 100 kt-yr off-axis measurement is a few percent of itself. Further, the author found little improvement to an off-axis measurement by combining it with MINOS.

  19. GAMMA-RAY BURSTS ARE OBSERVED OFF-AXIS

    We constrain the jet opening angle and, for the first time, the off-axis observer angle for gamma-ray bursts in the Swift-XRT catalog by using the ScaleFit package to fit afterglow light curves directly to hydrodynamic simulations. The ScaleFit model uses scaling relations in the hydrodynamic and radiation equations to compute synthetic light curves directly from a set of high-resolution two-dimensional relativistic blast wave simulations. The data sample consists of all Swift-XRT afterglows from 2005 to 2012 with sufficient coverage and a known redshift, 226 bursts in total. We find that the jet half-opening angle varies widely but is commonly less than 0.1 rad. The distribution of the electron spectral index is also broad, with a median at 2.30. We find the observer angle to have a median value of 0.57 of the jet opening angle over our sample, which has profound consequences for the predicted rate of observed jet breaks and affects the beaming-corrected total energies of gamma-ray bursts

  20. EUV off-axis focusing using a high harmonic source

    Mills, B.; Rogers, E. T. F.; Grant-Jacob, J.; Stebbings, S. L.; Praeger, M.; de Paula, A. M.; Froud, C. A.; Chapman, R. T.; Butcher, T. J.; Brocklesby, W. S.; Frey, J. G.

    2009-05-01

    High Harmonic Generation is a well established technique for generating Extreme Ultraviolet radiation. It is a promising technique for both structure and spectroscopic imaging due to both the high flux and coherence of the source, and the existence of multiple absorption edges at the generated wavelengths. To increase the flux, a focussing device can be used. Here we present focussing results for a Mo/Si spherical mirror that has been used in an off-axis arrangement, and give extensive analysis of the resulting astigmatic focus and its consequence on diffractive imaging. The astigmatic beam exists as a vertical and horizontal focus, separated by a circle of least confusion. With the help of a theoretical model we show that the most intense part of the beam is always the second line foci and that the phase at the focus is strongly saddle-shaped. However, this phase distortion cannot explain the significant interference peak splitting that is experimentally observed in our diffraction patterns. Instead we propose that the beam quality is degraded upon reflection from the multilayer mirror and it is this asymmetric phase distortion that causes the diffraction peak splitting.

  1. Fully off-axis ECCD driven plasmas in TCV

    Fully non-inductive plasma discharges sustained by off-axis Electron Cyclotron Current Drive (ECCD) in the TCV tokamak are reported. Steady state discharges with very good confinement properties and a large bootstrap current fraction can be created in the absence of an Ohmic field. The total current density profile is hollow owing to the bootstrap current. A steady state electron Internal Transport Barrier (eITB) is observed inside the ECCD deposition radius. Once fully formed, the eITB is efficient in that the addition of 0.45 MW central EC power causes no degradation in the confinement time. Best results are obtained with a small central counter current drive component. In this plasma HRLW = 4.5 is reported (HRLW τEe/τRLW) with bootstrap current fraction IBS/Ip = 50%. The current profile can be finely tuned at zero loop voltage, allowing operation just below the MHD instability limit. Current density profile modeling is performed with a Fokker-Planck code using a model for radial transport. The bootstrap current is calculated from Thomson profiles. (authors)

  2. An off-axis digital holographic microscope with quasimonochromatic partially spatially coherent illumination in transmission

    Grebenyuk, Anton A.; Tarakanchikova, Yana V.; Ryabukho, Vladimir P.

    2014-10-01

    We propose an off-axis imaging approach for digital holographic microscopy (DHM) with quasimonochromatic partially spatially coherent illumination in transmission, which is intended to provide the advantages of off-axis partially coherent DHM imaging with a comparatively simple optical scheme. This approach does not require a diffraction grating for creating the off-axis modality and also allows for convenient control of the spatial frequency of carrier interference fringes for hologram sampling optimization. Theoretical analysis of the off-axis imaging process in this microscope is performed. An off-axis DHM based on the proposed approach is built and quantitative phase imaging of test objects is performed with suppressed coherent noise.

  3. Research on process technology of off-axis ellipsoid aspheric mirror

    Liu, Dongmei; Ma, Ke; Jia, Zonghe

    2015-02-01

    In recent years, the off-axis aspheric surface is widely used in wide coverage and high-resolution space optical systems. In this paper, research on processing technology of high precision and high efficiency off-axis ellipsoid aspheric mirror was studied deeply. With the help of CNC milling and polishing machine, off-axis ellipsoid aspheric mirror with diameter of 58mm was developed, by optimizing the concentration of polish liquid, grinding size, machining direction and other process parameters, based on the disadvantage of traditional processing that off-axis aspheric is easy to generate edge splitting and secondary surface damage, a new processing method "vertical off-axis ellipsoid aspheric surface processing method" was put forward. This method not only ensures the accuracy of work piece of optical axis, surface accuracy and accuracy of the edge, but also reduces secondary surface damage, improves processing efficiency and achieves high precision and high efficiency processing of off-axis ellipsoid aspheric surface, which is conducive to mass production. Through the detection of off-axis ellipsoid aspheric mirror by Taylor Profiler , surface accuracy (PV value) is 0.1981μm, the aspheric surface finish is level II and the optical axis accuracy is 0.01mm that it meets the requirements.

  4. Off-axis reflecting telescope with axially-symmetric optical property and its applications

    Chang, Seunghyuk

    2006-06-01

    The basic concept and fundamental result of a recently developed geometric aberration theory for classical off-axis reflecting telescopes and imaging systems are presented. It is shown that a classical off-axis reflecting telescope can be designed to have practically axially-symmetric optical property by eliminating the dominant aberration (linear astigmatism) caused by the asymmetric geometry. A simple closed-form equation for elimination of linear astigmatism is presented. Also, to show how the developed aberration theory can be applied to current and future telescopes, several off-axis reflecting telescopes and imaging systems are designed and analyzed.

  5. The effects of eccentricities on the fracture of off-axis fiber composites

    Chamis, C. C.; Sinclair, J. H.

    1978-01-01

    Finite element analyses were performed to investigate theoretically the effects of in-plane and out-of plane eccentricities, bending or twisting, and thickness nonuniformity on the axial stress and strain variations across the width of off-axis specimens. The results are compared with measured data and are also used to access the effects of these eccentricities on the fracture stress of off-axis fiber composites. Guidelines for detecting and minimizing the presence of eccentricities are described.

  6. The design for off-axis multimirror optical system with large field and small F number using coaxial assembly of two mirrors

    Liu, Hui; Yan, Shi-qiang; Pei, Yun-tian; Hu, Lei; Xu, Song

    2012-09-01

    The reflection optical system gets more and more attention nowadays owing to without chromatic aberration and small volume. The manufacturing and assembly/calibration technology for the coaxial reflection optical system is more mature relative to the other reflection optical systems. But the coaxial reflection optical system will obstruct the incidence ray especially when the field is large, which will reduce the energy entering the optical system and reduce the resolution. The off-axis Three-Mirror Optical Systems can conquer those disadvantages of the coaxial reflection optical system, however the manufacturing and assembly/calibration for the off-axis Optical Systems is very difficult which must use computer-aided technology. The manufacturing and assembly/calibration technology is the main bottleneck for the off-axis Optical Systems to the engineering application. The Author of this thesis researched the design theory of the Three-Mirror Optical System, and then schemed out off-axis Three-Mirror and Multi-Mirror Optical System smartly using coaxial two-mirror optical structure which conquers the disadvantage of small field and possesses of the all advantages of the coaxial reflection optical system. This new optical system has two mirrors, one of which is a parabolic mirror with high-order aspheric term and the other is a hyperboloid mirror with high-order aspheric term. The characteristics of this new optical system are as follows: the F Number is 1.25, the field of view is 2°×2° and the total length is only 115mm with coaxial assembly of the two mirrors.

  7. Network of off-axis melt bodies at the East Pacific Rise

    Canales, J. P.; Carton, H.; Carbotte, S. M.; Mutter, J. C.; Nedimović, M. R.; Xu, M.; Aghaei, O.; Marjanović, M.; Newman, K.

    2012-04-01

    Magmatic accretion of new oceanic crust at intermediate- to fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges occurs along a narrow axial zone. This zone is characterized by molten sills in the crust that are emplaced within about 3km of the ridge axis and overlie a zone of elevated temperatures and partial melt. There are disparate indications of off-axis magmatism and lavas erupted in the near-axis region are more compositionally variable than in the axial zone. Here we present three-dimensional seismic reflection images from the fast-spreading East Pacific Rise that reveal a network of sills 4 to 8km east of the ridge axis. Our crustal model, constrained using seismic velocity and attenuation data, shows that the sills are located outside of the main axial zone of crustal accretion, and above a region containing partial melt. We infer that the sills represent sites of sustained off-axis magmatism. Pockets of melt extend from the off-axis sills to the axial zone and may represent melt migration pathways. These pathways could promote mixing between enriched off-axis melts and normal on-axis melts, contributing to the compositional variability of the near-axis lavas. We suggest that off-axis magmatism occurs preferentially, but not exclusively, where pre-existing fractures inherited from offsets of the spreading axis promote melt transport from the mantle into the crust.

  8. Proto-Model of an Infrared Wide-Field Off-Axis Telescope

    Kim, Sanghyuk; Chang, Seunghyuk; Kim, Geon Hee; Yang, Sun Choel; Kim, Myung Sang; Lee, Sungho; Lee, Hanshin; 10.5303/JKAS.2010.43.5.169

    2010-01-01

    We develop a proto-model of an off-axis reflective telescope for infrared wide-field observations based on the design of Schwarzschild-Chang type telescope. With only two mirrors, this design achieves an entrance pupil diameter of 50 mm and an effective focal length of 100 mm. We can apply this design to a mid-infrared telescope with a field of view of 8 deg X 8 deg. In spite of the substantial advantages of off-axis telescopes in the infrared compared to refractive or on-axis reflective telescopes, it is known to be difficult to align the mirrors in off-axis systems because of their asymmetric structures. Off-axis mirrors of our telescope are manufactured at the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI). We analyze the fabricated mirror surfaces by fitting polynomial functions to the measured data. We accomplish alignment of this two-mirror off-axis system using a ray tracing method. A simple imaging test is performed to compare a pinhole image with a simulated prediction.

  9. Broadband quantitative phase microscopy with extended field of view using off-axis interferometric multiplexing.

    Girshovitz, Pinhas; Frenklach, Irena; Shaked, Natan T

    2015-11-01

    We propose a new portable imaging configuration that can double the field of view (FOV) of existing off-axis interferometric imaging setups, including broadband off-axis interferometers. This configuration is attached at the output port of the off-axis interferometer and optically creates a multiplexed interferogram on the digital camera, which is composed of two off-axis interferograms with straight fringes at orthogonal directions. Each of these interferograms contains a different FOV of the imaged sample. Due to the separation of these two FOVs in the spatial-frequency domain, they can be fully reconstructed separately, while obtaining two complex wavefronts from the sample at once. Since the optically multiplexed off-axis interferogram is recorded by the camera in a single exposure, fast dynamics can be recorded with a doubled imaging area. We used this technique for quantitative phase microscopy of biological samples with extended FOV. We demonstrate attaching the proposed module to a diffractive phase microscopy interferometer, illuminated by a broadband light source. The biological samples used for the experimental demonstrations include microscopic diatom shells, cancer cells, and flowing blood cells. PMID:26440914

  10. Design of off-axis mirrors for the phase-induced amplitude apodization complex mask coronagraph

    Pluzhnik, Eugene; Guyon, Olivier; Belikov, Ruslan; Bendek, Eduardo

    2016-01-01

    The phase-induced amplitude apodization complex mask coronagraph (PIAACMC) provides an efficient way to control diffraction propagation effects caused by the central obstruction/segmented mirrors of the telescope. PIAACMC can be optimized in a way that takes into account both chromatic diffraction effects caused by the telescope obstructed aperture and the tip-tilt sensitivity of the coronagraph. As a result, unlike classic phase-induced amplitude apodization (PIAA), the PIAACMC mirror shapes are often slightly asymmetric even for an on-axis configuration and require more care in calculating off-axis shapes when an off-axis configuration is preferred. A method to design off-axis PIAA mirror shapes given an on-axis mirror design is presented. The algorithm is based on geometrical ray tracing and is able to calculate off-axis PIAA mirror shapes for an arbitrary geometry of the input and output beams. The method is demonstrated using the third generation PIAACMC design for WFIRST-AFTA telescope. Geometrical optics design issues related to the off-axis diffraction propagation effects are also discussed.

  11. Nonparaxial propagation of a vectorial apertured off-axis Lorentz beam

    Zhou Guo-Quan

    2009-01-01

    Based on the vectorial Rayleigh-Sommerfeld integral formula and the complex Gaussian expansion of the hard-edge aperture function, an analytical propagation expression for a nonparaxial vectorial off-axis Lorentz beam passing through a rectangular aperture is derived. The unapertured case, the far field expression and the scalar paraxial result are also presented as special cases of the general formulae, respectively. Some numerical examples are also given to show the propagation characteristics of a nonparaxial vectorial off-axis Lorentz beam through a rectangular aperture. It is indicated that the f parameter, the off-axis displacement and the truncation parameter all play an important role in determining nonparaxial propagation behaviour.

  12. Use of the Humphrey Lens Analyzer for off-axis measurements of spectacle lenses.

    Atchison, D A; Kris, M; Sheedy, J E; Bailey, I L

    1991-04-01

    Automated focimeters can be used to make quick, precise measurements of off-axis power and prismatic effects corresponding to an eye rotating behind a spectacle lens. An automated focimeter, the Humphrey Lens Analyzer, was assessed in this regard. The Humphrey Lens Analyzer can be used to give a valid measure of off-axis power of lenses with low power, but not of lenses with moderate to higher power (greater than 3 D). For 3 D spherical lenses discrepancies of the order of 0.1 D occur at 30 degrees rotation, and 6 D spheres give discrepancies of 0.5 D at the same rotation. Small discrepancies were found for measurements of prism. The Humphrey Lens Analyzer was also used in a mode where the lens being tested is rotated about the center of curvature of its back surface. This is the mode often used to assess aberrations and prism of progressive-addition lenses. In this mode, the instrument provides reasonable accuracy in estimating off-axis power corresponding to eye rotation for lenses with low power, but not for lenses with moderate to higher power (greater than 3 D). However, it provides accurate values of the variation in off-axis surface power for low powered lenses with aspheric front surfaces. There were considerable systematic errors associated with the measurement of prism. A simple raytracing method was developed to predict the results of measurements with the Humphrey Lens Analyzer. Predictions of off-axis power were good when lenses were rotated about a position corresponding to the center-of-rotation of an eye, but were poorer when lenses were rotated about the center of curvature of their back surfaces. Predictions of primatic efforts were good in both situations. A method by which the Humphrey Lens Analyzer should provide an accurate measurement of off-axis powers corresponding to eye rotation behind a spectacle lens is described, but has not been tested. PMID:2052286

  13. Gravity-related transport in reactive off-axis sputtering deposition?

    An experiment was performed to investigate the transport characterization of reactive off-axis sputtering deposition. Due to the collision and/or thermalization process between the sputtered species and background gases, three transport regions were observed when the growth pressures were varied from 5 to 150 mTorr. A gravity-related phenomenon was revealed in film growth at relatively high growth pressures by measuring film growth rate at two depositing orientations, which was either parallel or perpendicular to the gravity vector. In this study, possible design for the substrate holder orientation in the off-axis sputtering system was also suggested

  14. A two-dimensional matrix correction for off-axis portal dose prediction errors

    Purpose: This study presents a follow-up to a modified calibration procedure for portal dosimetry published by Bailey et al. [“An effective correction algorithm for off-axis portal dosimetry errors,” Med. Phys. 36, 4089–4094 (2009)]. A commercial portal dose prediction system exhibits disagreement of up to 15% (calibrated units) between measured and predicted images as off-axis distance increases. The previous modified calibration procedure accounts for these off-axis effects in most regions of the detecting surface, but is limited by the simplistic assumption of radial symmetry. Methods: We find that a two-dimensional (2D) matrix correction, applied to each calibrated image, accounts for off-axis prediction errors in all regions of the detecting surface, including those still problematic after the radial correction is performed. The correction matrix is calculated by quantitative comparison of predicted and measured images that span the entire detecting surface. The correction matrix was verified for dose-linearity, and its effectiveness was verified on a number of test fields. The 2D correction was employed to retrospectively examine 22 off-axis, asymmetric electronic-compensation breast fields, five intensity-modulated brain fields (moderate-high modulation) manipulated for far off-axis delivery, and 29 intensity-modulated clinical fields of varying complexity in the central portion of the detecting surface. Results: Employing the matrix correction to the off-axis test fields and clinical fields, predicted vs measured portal dose agreement improves by up to 15%, producing up to 10% better agreement than the radial correction in some areas of the detecting surface. Gamma evaluation analyses (3 mm, 3% global, 10% dose threshold) of predicted vs measured portal dose images demonstrate pass rate improvement of up to 75% with the matrix correction, producing pass rates that are up to 30% higher than those resulting from the radial correction technique alone. As

  15. Off-Axis Astigmatic Gaussian Beam Combination Beyond the Paraxial Approximation

    GAO Zeng-Hui; L(U) Bai-Da

    2007-01-01

    Taking the off-axis astigmatic Gaussian beam combination as an example, the beam-combination concept is extended to the nonparaxial regime. The closed-form propagation expressions for coherent and incoherent combinations of nonparaxial off-axis astigmatic Gaussian beams with rectangular geometry are derived and illustrated with numerical examples. It is shown that the intensity distributions of the resulting beam depend on the combination scheme and beam parameters in general, and in the paraxial approximation (i.e., for the small f-parameter)our results reduce to the paraxial ones.

  16. Optical Design for the Off-axis Reflective Optics with Wide Field

    2001-01-01

    Reflective optics with wide field of view has been applied more and more widely in EUVL or space optics, and also plays an important role in promoting scientific and technological research. Among the reflective optics, the off-axis reflective optics is the most hopeful solution to the ever-highest demands of these applications. This paper gives the requirements of both the above mentioned applications and the similarities and differences between these two kinds of optical systems. Finally, a design example of off-axis reflective optics with wide field of view is presented and described.

  17. Atomic resolution electrostatic potential mapping of graphene sheets by off-axis electron holography

    Cooper, David, E-mail: david.cooper@cea.fr [University Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, F-38054, Grenoble (France); Pan, Cheng-Ta; Haigh, Sarah [School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

    2014-06-21

    Off-axis electron holography has been performed at atomic resolution with the microscope operated at 80 kV to provide electrostatic potential maps from single, double, and triple layer graphene. These electron holograms have been reconstructed in order to obtain information about atomically resolved and mean inner potentials. We propose that off-axis electron holography can now be used to measure the electrical properties in a range of two-dimensional semiconductor materials and three dimensional devices comprising stacked layers of films to provide important information about their electrical properties.

  18. Vortex Breakdown Generated by off-axis Bifurcation in a cylinder with rotating covers

    Bisgaard, Anders; Brøns, Morten; Sørensen, Jens Nørkær

    2006-01-01

    Vortex breakdown of bubble type is studied for the flow in a cylinder with rotating top and bottom covers. For large ratios of the angular velocities of the covers, we observe numerically that the vortex breakdown bubble in the steady regime may occur through the creation of an off-axis vortex ring...

  19. Experimental Characterization and Cohesive Laws for Delamination of Off-Axis GFRP Laminates

    Lindgaard, Esben; Bak, Brian Lau Verndal

    2015-01-01

    This work experimentally characterizes mixed mode delamination in glass fibre reinforced polymer laminates taking into account the influence of the off-axis angle between the lamina orientation and the crack growth direction on the fracture properties. Thus, providing a cohesive law that enables ...

  20. GRB off-axis afterglows and the emission from the accompanying supernovae

    Kathirgamaraju, Adithan; Giannios, Dimitrios

    2016-01-01

    Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) afterglows are likely produced in the shock that is driven as the GRB jet interacts with the external medium. Long duration GRBs are also associated with powerful supernovae (SN). We consider the optical and radio afterglows of long GRBs for both blasts viewed along the jet axis ("on-axis" afterglows) and misaligned observes ("off-axis" afterglows). Comparing the optical emission from the afterglow with that of the accompanying SN, using SN 1998bw as an archetype, we find that only a few percent of afterglows viewed off-axis are brighter than the SN. For observable optical off-axis afterglows the viewing angle is at most twice the half-opening angle of the GRB jet. Radio off-axis afterglows should be detected with upcoming radio surveys within a few hundred Mpc. We propose that these surveys will act as "radio triggers," and that dedicated radio facilities should follow-up these sources. Follow-ups can unveil the presence of the radio supernova remnant, if present. In addition, they can ...

  1. Influence of Off-axis Neutral Beam Injection on Resistive Wall Mode Stability

    Full text: The stabilization of the resistive wall mode (RWM) is an essential issue for future magnetic fusion reactors (e.g., ITER) aiming at long-duration steady discharges over the no-wall beta limit. The RWM has been extensively investigated during recent years, both theoretically and experimentally. However, so far the physical mechanism of the passive control of the RWM has not been investigated fully, particularly the mechanism for the interaction between the RWM and energetic particles (EPs). Recent experiments in DIII-D indicate that the increase of the off-axis neutral beam injection (NBI) power can lead to the enhancement of RWM stability, which is opposite to expectation from consideration of the trapped particles fraction reduced by off-axis NBI. In this work, we apply our previous theory model to investigate the deposition effect of trapped EPs from off-axis NBI on the RWM instability. The results show that the spatial deposition effect of trapped EPs indeed significantly affects the RWM stability, and, compared with the on-axis case, off-axis deposition of EPs can contribute more stabilization to the RWM. (author)

  2. Off-Axis Gaussian Beams with Random Displacement in Atmospheric Turbulence

    Yahya Baykal

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Our recent work in which we study the propagation of the general Hermite-sinusoidal-Gaussian laser beams in wireless broadband access telecommunication systems is elaborated in this paper to cover the special case of an off-axis Gaussian beam. We mainly investigate the propagation characteristics in atmospheric turbulence of an off-axis Gaussian beam possessing Gaussian distributed random displacement parameters. Our interest is to search for different types of laser beams that will improve the performance of a wireless broadband access system when atmospheric turbulence is considered. Our formulation is based on the basic solution of the second order mutual coherence function evaluated at the receiver plane. For fixed turbulence strength, the coherence length calculated at the receiver plane is found to decrease as the variance of the random displacement is increased. It is shown that as the turbulence becomes stronger, coherence lengths due to off-axis Gaussian beams tend to approach the same value, irrespective of the variance of the random displacement. As expected, the beam spreading is found to be pronounced for larger variance of displacement parameter. Average intensity profiles when atmospheric turbulence is present are plotted for different values of the variance of the random displacement parameter of the off-axis Gaussian beam.

  3. Characterization of off-axis single target RF magnetron co-sputtered iron doped tin

    Kormunda, M.; Pavlík, J.; Macková, Anna; Malinský, Petr

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 205, - (2010), S120-S124. ISSN 0257-8972 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LC06041 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : Magnetron co-sputtering * Off-axis deposition * Amorphous stannic oxide Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics Impact factor: 2.135, year: 2010

  4. Fast phase processing in off-axis holography by CUDA including parallel phase unwrapping.

    Backoach, Ohad; Kariv, Saar; Girshovitz, Pinhas; Shaked, Natan T

    2016-02-22

    We present parallel processing implementation for rapid extraction of the quantitative phase maps from off-axis holograms on the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) of the computer using computer unified device architecture (CUDA) programming. To obtain efficient implementation, we parallelized both the wrapped phase map extraction algorithm and the two-dimensional phase unwrapping algorithm. In contrast to previous implementations, we utilized unweighted least squares phase unwrapping algorithm that better suits parallelism. We compared the proposed algorithm run times on the CPU and the GPU of the computer for various sizes of off-axis holograms. Using the GPU implementation, we extracted the unwrapped phase maps from the recorded off-axis holograms at 35 frames per second (fps) for 4 mega pixel holograms, and at 129 fps for 1 mega pixel holograms, which presents the fastest processing framerates obtained so far, to the best of our knowledge. We then used common-path off-axis interferometric imaging to quantitatively capture the phase maps of a micro-organism with rapid flagellum movements. PMID:26906982

  5. Extremely Soft X-Ray Flash as the Indicator of Off-axis Orphan GRB Afterglow

    Urata, Yuji; Huang, Kuiyun; Yamazaki, Ryo; Sakamoto, Takanori

    2015-06-01

    We verified the off-axis jet model of X-ray flashes (XRFs) and examined a discovery of off-axis orphan gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows. The XRF sample was selected on the basis of the following three factors: (1) a constraint on the lower peak energy of the prompt spectrum {E}{obs}{src}, (2) redshift measurements, and (3) multicolor observations of an earlier (or brightening) phase. XRF 020903 was the only sample selected on the basis of these criteria. A complete optical multicolor afterglow light curve of XRF 020903 obtained from archived data and photometric results in the literature showed an achromatic brightening around 0.7 days. An off-axis jet model with a large observing angle (0.21 rad, which is twice the jet opening half-angle, {θ }{jet}) can naturally describe the achromatic brightening and the prompt X-ray spectral properties. This result indicates the existence of off-axis orphan GRB afterglow light curves. Events with a larger viewing angle (\\gt ∼ 2{θ }{jet}) could be discovered using an 8 m class telescope with wide-field imagers such as the Subaru Hyper-Suprime-Cam and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

  6. Extremely Soft X-ray Flash as the indicator of off-axis orphan GRB afterglow

    Urata, Yuji; Yamazaki, Ryo; Sakamoto, Takanori

    2015-01-01

    We verified the off-axis jet model of X-ray flashes (XRFs) and examined a discovery of off-axis orphan gamma-ray burst (GRBs) afterglows. The XRF sample was selected on the basis of the following three factors: (1) a constraint on the lower peak energy of the prompt spectrum $E^{src}_{obs}$, (2) redshift measurements, and (3) multi-color observations of an earlier (or brightening) phase. XRF020903 was the only sample selected basis of these criteria. A complete optical multi-color afterglow light curve of XRF020903 obtained from archived data and photometric results in literature showed an achromatic brightening around 0.7 days. An off-axis jet model with a large observing angle (0.21 rad, which is twice the jet opening half-angle, $\\theta_{jet}$) can naturally describe the achromatic brightening and the prompt X-ray spectral properties. This result indicates the existence of off-axis orphan GRB afterglow light curves. Events with a larger viewing angle ($>\\sim2\\theta_{jet}$) could be discovered using an 8-m ...

  7. Evanescent wave scattering at off-axis incidence on multiple cylinders located near a surface

    The scattering characteristics of an infinite cylinder are strongly influenced by the incidence angle relative to its axis. If the incident wave propagates in the plane normal to the axis of the cylinder, the polarization of the scattered wave remains unchanged and the scattered wave propagates in the same plan as the incident wave. At off-axis incidence such that the incident direction makes an oblique angle with the cylinder axis, the scattered wave is depolarized, and its spatial distribution becomes three-dimensional. This paper presents the scattering solution for oblique incidence on multiple parallel cylinders located near a planar interface by an evanescent wave that is generated by total internal reflection of the source wave propagating in the higher refractive index substrate. Hertz potentials are utilized to formulate the interaction of inhomogeneous waves with the cylinders, scattering at the substrate interface, and near field scattering between the cylinders. Analytic formulas are derived for the electromagnetic fields and Poynting vector of scattered radiation in the near-field and their asymptotic forms in the far-field. Numerical examples are shown to illustrate scattering of evanescent wave by multiple cylinders at off-axis incidence. - Highlights: • Developed an exact solution for off-axis incidence on multiple cylinders. • Included depolarization, near-field scattering, and Fresnel effect in theory. • Derived analytic formulas for scattered radiation in the far field. • Illustrated evanescent scattering at off-axis incidence by numerical data

  8. 10-deg off-axis test for shear properties in fiber composites

    Chamis, C. C.; Sinclair, J. H.

    1977-01-01

    A combined theoretical and experimental investigation was conducted to assess the suitability of the 10-deg off-axis tensile test specimen for the intralaminar shear characterization of unidirectional composites. Composite mechanics, a combined-stress failure criterion, and a finite-element analysis were used to determine theoretically the stress-strain variation across the specimen width and the relative stress and strain magnitudes at the 10-deg plane. Strain gages were employed to measure the strain variation across the specimen width at specimen midlength and near the end tabs. Specimens from Mod-I/epoxy, T-300/epoxy, and S-glass/epoxy were used in the experimental program. It was found that the 10-deg off-axis tensile test specimen is suitable for intralaminar shear characterization, and it is recommended that it should be considered as a possible standard test specimen for such a characterization.

  9. Ten deg off-axis tensile test for intralaminar shear characterization of fiber composites

    Chamis, C. C.; Sinclair, J. H.

    1976-01-01

    A combined theoretical and experimental investigation was conducted to assess the suitability of the 10 deg off-axis tensile test specimen for the intralaminar shear characterization of unidirectional composites. Composite mechanics, a combined-stress failure criterion, and a finite element analysis were used to determine theoretically the stress-strain variation across the specimen width and the relative stress and strain magnitudes at the 10 deg plane. Strain gages were used to measure the strain variation across the specimen width at specimen midlength and near the end tabs. Specimens from Mod-I/epoxy, T-300/epoxy, and S-glass/epoxy were used in the experimental program. It was found that the 10 deg off-axis tensile test specimen is suitable for intralaminar shear characterization and it is recommended that it should be considered as a possible standard test specimen for such a characterization.

  10. Nanostructured Diamond-Like Carbon Films Grown by Off-Axis Pulsed Laser Deposition

    Seong Shan Yap

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanostructured diamond-like carbon (DLC films instead of the ultrasmooth film were obtained by pulsed laser ablation of pyrolytic graphite. Deposition was performed at room temperature in vacuum with substrates placed at off-axis position. The configuration utilized high density plasma plume arriving at low effective angle for the formation of nanostructured DLC. Nanostructures with maximum size of 50 nm were deposited as compared to the ultrasmooth DLC films obtained in a conventional deposition. The Raman spectra of the films confirmed that the films were diamond-like/amorphous in nature. Although grown at an angle, ion energy of >35 eV was obtained at the off-axis position. This was proposed to be responsible for subplantation growth of sp3 hybridized carbon. The condensation of energetic clusters and oblique angle deposition correspondingly gave rise to the formation of nanostructured DLC in this study.

  11. Normalized Point Source Sensitivity for Off-Axis Optical Performance Evaluation of the Thirty Meter Telescope

    Seo, Byoung-Joon; Nissly, Carl; Troy, Mitchell; Angeli, George

    2010-01-01

    The Normalized Point Source Sensitivity (PSSN) has previously been defined and analyzed as an On-Axis seeing-limited telescope performance metric. In this paper, we expand the scope of the PSSN definition to include Off-Axis field of view (FoV) points and apply this generalized metric for performance evaluation of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). We first propose various possible choices for the PSSN definition and select one as our baseline. We show that our baseline metric has useful properties including the multiplicative feature even when considering Off-Axis FoV points, which has proven to be useful for optimizing the telescope error budget. Various TMT optical errors are considered for the performance evaluation including segment alignment and phasing, segment surface figures, temperature, and gravity, whose On-Axis PSSN values have previously been published by our group.

  12. A comparison of on-axis and off-axis heliostat alignment strategies

    Jones, S.A.

    1996-03-01

    Heliostat installation and alignment costs will be an important element in future solar power tower projects. The predicted annual performances of on- and-off axis strategies are compared for 95 m{sup 2} flat-glass heliostats and an external, molten-salt receiver. Actual approaches to heliostat alignment that have been used in the past are briefly discussed, and relative strengths and limitations are noted. The optimal approach can vary with the application.

  13. Approximate conditions for the off-axis triplication in transversely isotropic media

    Vavryčuk, Václav

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 48, č. 1 (2004), s. 187-198. ISSN 0039-3169 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3012309; GA AV ČR KSK3012103 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z3012916 Keywords : seismic waves * off-axis triplication * tranversely isotropic media Subject RIV: DC - Siesmology, Volcanology, Earth Structure Impact factor: 0.447, year: 2004

  14. Ortsaufgelöste Messung der Gitterverspannungen in Halbleitern mittels Dunkelfeld off-axis Elektronenholographie

    Sickmann, Jan

    2015-01-01

    Die Dunkelfeld off-axis Elektronenholographie (DFH) im Transmissionselektronenmikroskop ist eine nanoskalige Interferometriemethode, die es erlaubt, eine ausgewählte Beugungswelle eines Kristalls aufzuzeichnen und anschließend als zweidimensionale Amplituden- und Phasenverteilung zu rekonstruieren. Da sich aus dem Gradientenfeld der Phasenverteilung geometrische Verzerrungen des Kristallgitters bestimmen lassen, ermöglicht die DFH, Deformationsfelder in Kristallen zu vermessen. Damit eröffnen...

  15. Orbital Angular Momentum in Noncollinear Second Harmonic Generation by off-axis vortex beams

    Bovino, Fabio Antonio; Braccini, Matteo; Giardina, Maurizio; Sibilia, Concita

    2011-01-01

    We experimentally study the behavior of orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light in a noncollinear second harmonic generation (SHG) process. The experiment is performed by using a type I BBO crystal under phase matching conditions with femtosecond pumping fields at 830 nm. Two specular off-axis vortex beams carrying fractional orbital angular momentum at the fundamental frequency (FF) are used. We analyze the behavior of the OAM of the SH signal when the optical vortex of each input field at t...

  16. Magnetic microstructure of iron sulfide crystals in magnetotactic bacteria from off-axis electron holography

    Kasama, T. [Frontier Research System, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan); Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Posfai, M. [Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Veszprem (Hungary); Chong, R.K.K. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Finlayson, A.P. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Dunin-Borkowski, R.E. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Frontier Research System, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan); Frankel, R.B. [Department of Physics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 (United States)]. E-mail: rfrankel@calpoly.edu

    2006-10-01

    Transmission electron microscopy, off-axis electron holography and energy-selected imaging were used to study the crystallography, morphology, and magnetic microstructure of nanoscale greigite (Fe{sub 3}S{sub 4}) magnetosomes in magnetotactic bacteria from a sulfidic habitat. The greigite magnetosomes were organized in chains, but were less ordered than magnetite magnetosomes in other bacteria. Nevertheless, the magnetosomes comprise a permanent magnetic dipole, sufficient for magnetotaxis.

  17. Quantitative DIC microscopy using an off-axis self-interference approach

    Fu, Dan; Oh, Seungeun; Choi, Wonshik; Yamauchi, Toyohiko; Dorn, August; Yaqoob, Zahid; Dasari, Ramachandra R.; Michael S. Feld

    2010-01-01

    Traditional Normarski differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy is a very powerful method for imaging non-stained biological samples. However, one of its major limitations is the non-quantitative nature of the imaging. To overcome this problem, we developed a quantitative DIC microscopy method based on off-axis sample self-interference. The digital holography algorithm is applied to obtain quantitative phase gradients in orthogonal directions, which leads to quantitative phase image...

  18. Nanostructured Diamond-Like Carbon Films Grown by Off-Axis Pulsed Laser Deposition

    Seong Shan Yap; Chen Hon Nee; Seong Ling Yap; Teck Yong Tou

    2015-01-01

    Nanostructured diamond-like carbon (DLC) films instead of the ultrasmooth film were obtained by pulsed laser ablation of pyrolytic graphite. Deposition was performed at room temperature in vacuum with substrates placed at off-axis position. The configuration utilized high density plasma plume arriving at low effective angle for the formation of nanostructured DLC. Nanostructures with maximum size of 50 nm were deposited as compared to the ultrasmooth DLC films obtained in a conventional depos...

  19. Propagation evolution of an off-axis high-order cylindrical vector beam.

    Li, Yang; Zhu, Zhuqing; Wang, Xiaolei; Gong, Liping; Wang, Ming; Nie, Shouping

    2014-11-01

    The propagation characteristics of an off-axis high-order cylindrical vector beam (OHCVB) are studied in this paper. The analytic expressions for the electric field and intensity distribution of the OHCVB propagating in free space are presented, to our knowledge for the first time. The transverse intensity of the OHCVB, different from that of the input Gaussian beam, does not have an axially symmetric distribution, owing to a slight dislocation between the polarization singularity located in the vector field generator and the center point of the Gaussian beam. Numerical results show that the intensity distribution during propagation strongly depends on the propagation distance, dislocation displacement, and topological charge. Accompanied by beam expansion, the intensity distribution of the OHCVB tends to eventually become steady, and the dark core of the vector beam will disappear gradually during the process of propagation. Moreover, with the increase of the topological charge, more energy will be transferred from the x axis to the y axis, and the annular intensity is split into two parts along the y-axis direction. The results help us to investigate the dynamic propagation behaviors of the HCVB under the off-axis condition and also guide the calibration of the off-axis high-order cylindrical vector field in practice. PMID:25401345

  20. Light curves and spectra from off-axis gamma-ray burst single pulses

    Salafia, Om S; Pescalli, Alessio; Ghirlanda, Giancarlo; Nappo, Francesco

    2016-01-01

    We set up a simple model to compute the bolometric light curve and time dependent spectrum of a single pulse of a Gamma-Ray Burst under the assumption that the pulse rise and decay are dominated by the shell curvature effect. For the first time, our model includes the effect of an arbitrary off-axis viewing angle. We show that a pulse observed off-axis is (i) longer, (ii) softer and (iii) displays a different hardness-intensity correlation with respect to the same pulse seen on-axis. For each of these effects, we provide an intuitive physical explanation. We then show how a synthetic light curve made by a superposition of pulses changes with increasing viewing angle. We find that many observed properties found in time-resolved spectral analysis of Gamma-Ray Burst light curves are reproduced in curves with a slightly off-axis viewing angle. Such properties include the fact that the spectral peak energy evolution tracks the variations in flux, leading them slightly. Based on these results, we argue that low lum...

  1. Electromagnetic scattering for a uniaxial anisotropic sphere in an off-axis obliquely incident Gaussian beam.

    Yuan, Qiong-kun; Wu, Zhen-sen; Li, Zheng-jun

    2010-06-01

    An analytical solution to the scattering of an off-axis Gaussian beam obliquely incident on a uniaxial anisotropic sphere is obtained in the particle-centered system. Based on the local approximation to the off-axis beam shape coefficients and the coordinate rotation theory, the off-axis obliquely incident Gaussian beam is expanded with the spherical vector wave functions in the primary coordinate of the uniaxial anisotropic sphere. The internal fields of the uniaxial anisotropic sphere are proposed in the integrating form of the spherical vector wave functions by introducing the Fourier transform. By matching the fields on the boundary and solving matrix equations, the expansion coefficients are analytically derived. The influences of the beam waist center positioning and the obliquely incident angles, as well as the permittivity tensors on the far scattered field distributions, are numerically presented. The correctness of the theory is verified by comparing our numerical results in special cases with results from the references and with calculations by other algorithms. PMID:20508716

  2. Thin Film Flat Panel Off-Axis Solar Concentrator with Flux Distribution Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Relatively small concentric thin film FRESNEL lenses and fresnel-like Multiple Parabolic Reflecting Surface (MPRS) reflectors have been successfully produced from...

  3. Circularly Polarized Microwave Antenna Element with Very Low Off-Axis Cross-Polarization

    Greem. David; DuToit, Cornelis

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this work was to improve off-axis cross-polarization performance and ease of assembly of a circularly polarized microwave antenna element. To ease assembly, the initial design requirement of Hexweb support for the internal circuit part, as well as the radiating disks, was eliminated. There is a need for different plating techniques to improve soldering. It was also desirable to change the design to eliminate soldering as well as the need to use the Hexweb support. Thus, a technique was developed to build the feed without using solder, solving the lathing and soldering issue. Internal parts were strengthened by adding curvature to eliminate Hexweb support, and in the process, the new geometries of the internal parts opened the way for improving the off-axis cross-polarization performance as well. The radiating disks curvatures were increased for increased strength, but it was found that this also improved crosspolarization. Optimization of the curvatures leads to very low off-axis cross-polarization. The feed circuit was curved into a cylinder for improved strength, eliminating Hexweb support. An aperture coupling feed mechanism eliminated the need for feed pins to the disks, which would have required soldering. The aperture coupling technique also improves cross-polarization performance by effectively exciting the radiating disks very close to the antenna s central axis of symmetry. Because of the shape of the parts, it allowed for an all-aluminum design bolted together and assembled with no solder needed. The advantage of a solderless design is that the reliability is higher, with no single-point failure (solder), and no need for special plating techniques in order to solder the unit together. The shapes (curved or round) make for a more robust build without extra support materials, as well as improved offaxis cross-polarization.

  4. Dosimetric analysis of intact breast irradiation in off-axis planes

    Purpose/Objective: The purpose of this investigation is to quantify dose inhomogeneity of intact breast irradiation in off-axis planes, and determine how dose inhomogeneity varies according to patient breast size and anatomical region of the breast. Methods and Materials: Eleven patients treated with intact breast radiation underwent a treatment-planning computer tomography (CT) scan with 1-cm slices through the entire breast. The area of breast tissue was defined on each CT slice. Treatment planning with lung correction factors was performed using a two-dimensional treatment-planning system that calculates off-axis dose distributions on a slice-by-slice basis. Each plan utilized tangential beams with matched non divergent posterior borders and with collimator rotation to match the chest wall slope. Dose inhomogeneity within the central plane was minimized during treatment planning by the use of a wedge on the lateral tangent field and by the differential weighting of fields. Dose was normalized at the breast and pectoralis major interface at mid separation in the central plane. Off-axis dose inhomogeneity was not considered in the optimization of the treatment plan. Dose distributions were plotted for each 1-cm slice, and the area of each isodose curve within the breast on each CT slice was calculated. The results of each slice were summed to give an approximation of dose-volume relationships. Results: For the entire population, an average of 10% of the breast volume (range 1-40%) received 110% or greater of the prescribed dose. Increasing dose inhomogeneity was positively correlated with increasing breast sizes (r 0.72, p = 0.01--Spearmen rank test). Analysis of dose as a function of location within the breast, revealed that the greatest dose inhomogeneity occurred in the lower anatomical quadrants of the breast (p 0.003--Kruskal-Wallis test). For the group, the mean breast volume that received a 110% or greater dose was: 30% at 6 cm below central axis, 14% at 4

  5. Low-energy neutrinos at off-axis from a standard beta-beam

    We discuss a scenario to extract up to 150 MeV neutrinos at a standard beta-beam facility. We show that the high-energy component of the neutrino fluxes can be subtracted through a specific combination of the response of two off-axis detectors. A systematic analysis of the neutrino fluxes using different detector geometries is presented, as well as a comparison with the expected fluxes at a low-energy beta-beam facility. The presented option could offer an alternative way to perform low-energy neutrino experiments. (authors)

  6. Measurement of orbital angular momentum with an off-axis superposition of vector modes

    We propose an off-axis superposition of vector modes with orthogonal polarizations, constructed from a general scalar helical vortex mode with unknown topological charge m, as a method to measure its orbital angular momentum. We derived analytic expressions for sets of solutions to find lines of linear polarization (L lines) within the composite polarization field. We found that the solutions corresponding to the angular component of the composite field depend only on the displacement of the beams and the topological charge m, and they are invariant under propagation and changes in the relative amplitude and phase between the beams. (paper)

  7. Phase Locking of Laser Diode Array by Using an Off-Axis External Talbot Cavity

    Phase locking of a laser diode array is demonstrated experimentally by using an off-axis external Talbot cavity with a feedback plane mirror. Due to good spatial mode discrimination, the cavity does not need a spatial filter. By employing the cavity, a clear and stable far-field interference pattern can be observed when the driver current is less than 14 A. In addition, the spectral line width can be reduced to 0.8 nm. The slope efficiency of the phase-locked laser diode array is about 0.62 W/A. (fundamental areas of phenomenology(including applications))

  8. Electron gun with off-axis beam injection for a race-track microtron

    A miniature 12 MeV race-track microtron for medical applications is under construction at the Technical University of Catalonia in collaboration with several Spanish centers and companies and the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Moscow State University. As a source of electrons a compact 3D on-axis electron gun with an off-axis cathode has been designed to allow a direct and efficient injection into the accelerating structure. Its prototype has been built and successfully tested. Results of the electron gun design simulations and of the prototype performance are herein described.

  9. Orbital Angular Momentum in Noncollinear Second Harmonic Generation by off-axis vortex beams

    Bovino, Fabio Antonio; Giardina, Maurizio; Sibilia, Concita

    2011-01-01

    We experimentally study the behavior of orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light in a noncollinear second harmonic generation (SHG) process. The experiment is performed by using a type I BBO crystal under phase matching conditions with femtosecond pumping fields at 830 nm. Two specular off-axis vortex beams carrying fractional orbital angular momentum at the fundamental frequency (FF) are used. We analyze the behavior of the OAM of the SH signal when the optical vortex of each input field at the FF is displaced from the beam's axis. We obtain different spatial configurations of the SH field, always carrying the same zero angular momentum.

  10. Off-axis quantitative phase imaging processing using CUDA: toward real-time applications

    Pham, Hoa; Ding, Huafeng; Sobh, Nahil; Do, Minh; Patel, Sanjay; Popescu, Gabriel

    2011-01-01

    We demonstrate real time off-axis Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI) using a phase reconstruction algorithm based on NVIDIA’s CUDA programming model. The phase unwrapping component is based on Goldstein’s algorithm. By mapping the process of extracting phase information and unwrapping to GPU, we are able to speed up the whole procedure by more than 18.8× with respect to CPU processing and ultimately achieve video rate for mega-pixel images. Our CUDA implementation also supports processing of mu...

  11. Transparent conducting zinc oxide thin film prepared by off-axis rf magnetron sputtering

    M K Jayaraj; Aldrin Antony; Manoj Ramachandran

    2002-06-01

    Highly conducting and transparent ZnO : Al thin films were grown by off-axis rf magnetron sputtering on amorphous silica substrates without any post-deposition annealing. The electrical and optical properties of the films deposited at various substrate temperatures and target to substrate distances were investigated in detail. Optimized ZnO : Al films have conductivity of 2200 S cm–1 and average transmission in the visible range is higher than 85%. The conductivity and mobility show very little temperature dependence.

  12. Observation and Investigation of Off-Axis Modes in a High-Power Nd:YAG Laser

    Volodchenko, Konstantin V.; Kurdoglyan, Michael S.; Kim, Chil-Min; Kim, Gyu Ug

    2004-08-01

    Unusual transverse patterns were observed in a cw-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser near the boundaries of the stability zones of the laser resonator. An interpretation of these patterns is given in terms of off-axis modes, which can be excited owing to spherical aberrations and astigmatism of the thermal lens and thermally induced birefringence. Additional evidence of the off-axis character of the observed modes was obtained by analysis of the temporal behavior of the observed patterns.

  13. Radiant fluxes from various off-axis point sources incident on a circular disk.

    Tryka, Stanislaw

    2013-09-20

    A general multidomain integral formula is presented for calculating fluxes of radiation striking a circular disk from various off-axis point source types embedded in an attenuating or nonattenuating medium. This formula is expressed by double line integrals of radiant intensity and sine functions with respect to the polar and horizontal angles determining the angular distribution of the emitted radiation. The formula reduces to single line integral expressions when radiation does not depend on the horizontal angle and is directly applicable for calculating fluxes of revolutional symmetry around the optical axis of the source perpendicular to the disk. The applicability of this reduced formula is tested by computing radiant fluxes from Lambertian and Gaussian point sources using a simple numerical procedure for single integrals. The computed data are illustrated graphically, tabulated, and validated using OSLO. Finally, the accuracy, similarity, and applicability of the results provided by the integral formula and the OSLO program are analyzed. Numerical results have shown the effectiveness of the presented formulas for calculating radiant fluxes from various on- and off-axis point sources passing through a nonattenuating or attenuating homogeneous isotropic media and incident on a circular disk perpendicular to optical axes of these sources. Practical applications of these formulas include optical sensing and metrology, optical coupling, fiber optic for biomedical measurements, and creative lighting design. PMID:24085174

  14. First-order design of off-axis reflective ophthalmic adaptive optics systems using afocal telescopes

    Gómez-Vieyra, Armando; Dubra, Alfredo; Williams, David R.; Malacara-Hernández, Daniel

    2009-09-01

    Scanning laser ophthalmoscopes (SLOs) and optical coherence tomographs are the state-of-the-art retinal imaging instruments, and are essential for early and reliable diagnosis of eye disease. Recently, with the incorporation of adaptive optics (AO), these instruments have started to deliver near diffraction-limited performance in both humans and animal models, enabling the resolution of the retinal ganglion cell bodies, their processes, the cone photoreceptor and the retinal pigment epithelial cells mosaics. Unfortunately, these novel instruments have not delivered consistent performance across human subjects and animal models. One of the limitations of current instruments is the astigmatism in the pupil and imaging planes, which degrades image quality, by preventing the wavefront sensor from measuring aberrations with high spatial content. This astigmatism is introduced by the sequence of off-axis reflective elements, typically spherical mirrors, used for relaying pupil and imaging planes. Expressions for minimal astigmatism on the image and pupil planes in off-axis reflective afocal telescopes formed by pairs of spherical mirrors are presented. The formulas, derived from the marginal ray fans equation, are valid for small angles of incidence (systems. An example related to this last application is discussed.

  15. Turbulence suppression in discharges with off-axis ECRH on the T-10 tokamak device

    A transient steep electron temperature gradient has been observed in T-10 tokamak plasmas at ρ=0.25 immediately after off-axis electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) switch-off. The turbulence characteristics were investigated in these discharges by means of correlation reflectometry. It was found that the density fluctuation amplitude was two times lower than the ohmic level in a narrow region near ρ=0.25 after ECRH switch-off. The poloidal coherence of fluctuations is also decreased in this region. The suppression of quasi-coherent oscillations has been observed in discharges during the time when the strong temperature gradient exists. Measurements of turbulent poloidal rotation showed no velocity shear after ECRH switch-off. Analysis of the linear growth rates of instabilities shows that the ion temperature gradient (ITG) mode is unstable at ρ ∼ 0.25 during the whole discharge. A possible explanation for the observed phenomena is the rational surface density decrease near q=1 due to q profile transient flattening after off-axis ECRH switch-off. (author)

  16. Propagation of the off-axis superposition of partially coherent beams through atmospheric turbulence

    Zhang En-Tao; Ji Xiao-Ling; Lü Bai-Da

    2009-01-01

    The propagation properties of the off-axis superposition of partially coherent beams through atmospheric tur-bulence and their beam quality in terms of the mean-squared beam width w(z) and the power in the bucket (PIB)are studied in detail, where the effects of partial coherence, off-axis beam superposition and atmospheric turbulence are considered. The analytical expressions for the intensity, the beam width and the PIB are derived, and illustrative examples are given numerically. It is shown that the maximum intensity/max and the PIB decrease and ω(z) increases as the refraction index structure constant C2n increases. Therefore, the turbulence results in a degradation of the beam quality. However, the resulting partially coherent beam with a smaller value of spatial correlation parameter γ and larger values of separate distance Xd and beam number M is less affected by the turbulence than that with a larger value of γ and smaller values of xd and M. The main results obtained in this paper are explained physically.

  17. Post-correlation filtering techniques for off-axis source and RFI removal

    Offringa, A R; Zaroubi, S

    2012-01-01

    Techniques to improve the data quality of interferometric radio observations are considered. Fundaments of fringe frequencies in the uv-plane are discussed and filters are used to attenuate radio-frequency interference (RFI) and off-axis sources. Several new applications of filters are introduced and tested. A low-pass filter in time and frequency direction on single baseline data is successfully used to lower the noise in the area of interest and to remove sidelobes coming from unmodelled off-axis sources and RFI. Related side effects of data integration, averaging and gridding are analysed, and shown to be able to cause ghosts and an increase in noise, especially when using long baselines or interferometric elements that have a large field of view. A novel projected fringe low-pass filter is shown to be potentially useful for first order source separation. Initial tests show that the filters can be several factors faster compared to common source separation techniques such as peeling and a variant of peelin...

  18. Determination of fiber-matrix interface failure parameters from off-axis tests

    Naik, Rajiv A.; Crews, John H., Jr.

    1993-01-01

    Critical fiber-matrix (FM) interface strength parameters were determined using a micromechanics-based approach together with failure data from off-axis tension (OAT) tests. The ply stresses at failure for a range of off-axis angles were used as input to a micromechanics analysis that was performed using the personal computer-based MICSTRAN code. FM interface stresses at the failure loads were calculated for both the square and the diamond array models. A simple procedure was developed to determine which array had the more severe FM interface stresses and the location of these critical stresses on the interface. For the cases analyzed, critical FM interface stresses were found to occur with the square array model and were located at a point where adjacent fibers were closest together. The critical FM interface stresses were used together with the Tsai-Wu failure theory to determine a failure criterion for the FM interface. This criterion was then used to predict the onset of ply cracking in angle-ply laminates for a range of laminate angles. Predictions for the onset of ply cracking in angle-ply laminates agreed with the test data trends.

  19. Simulation Study on the Emittance Compensation of Off-axis Emitted Beam in RF Photoinjector

    Huang, Rui-Xuan; Jia, Qi-Ka; Papadopoulos, Christos; Sannibale, Fernando

    2016-01-01

    To make full use of photocathode material and improve its quantum efficiency lifetime, it can be necessary to operate laser away from the cathode center in photoinjectors. In RF guns, the off-axis emitted beam will see a time-dependent RF effect, which would generate a significant growth in transverse emittance. It has been demonstrated that such an emittance growth can be almost completely compensated by orienting the beam on a proper orbit in the downstream RF cavities along the injector. In this paper we analyze in detail the simulation techniques used in reference[1] and the issues associated with them. The optimization of photoinjector systems involving off-axis beams is a challenging problem. To solve this problem, one needs advanced simulation tools including both genetic algorithms and an efficient algorithm for 3D space charge. In this paper, we report on simulation studies where the two codes ASTRA and IMPACT-T are used jointly to overcome these challenges, in order to optimize a system designed to ...

  20. Off-axis irradiation and the polarization of broad emission lines in active galactic nuclei

    Goosmann, Rene W; Marin, Frederic

    2013-01-01

    The STOKES Monte Carlo radiative transfer code has been extended to model the velocity dependence of the polarization of emission lines. We use STOKES to present improved modelling of the velocity-dependent polarization of broad emission lines in active galactic nuclei. We confirm that off-axis continuum emission can produce observed velocity dependencies of both the degree and position angle of polarization. The characteristic features are a dip in the percentage polarization and an S-shaped swing in the position angle of the polarization across the line profile. Some differences between our STOKES results and previous modelling of polarization due to off-axis emission are noted. In particular we find that the presence of an offset between the maximum in line flux and the dip in the percentage of polarization or the central velocity of the swing in position angle does not necessarily imply that the scattering material is moving radially. Our model is an alternative scenario to the equatorial scattering disk ...

  1. LED-based digital holographic microscopy with slightly off-axis interferometry

    An LED illuminated Linnik-type digital holographic microscope (DHM) for high-quality phase imaging is presented by the adoption of slightly off-axis two-step blind-phase-shifting interferometry (TB-PSI). Slightly off-axis interferometry lowers the requirement on the angle between the object and the reference waves as well as the requirement on the resolving power of the charge-coupled device (CCD) camera. In addition, the apparatus is cost-effective and offers ease of alignment. The phase-shifting DHM is simply implemented by mechanically moving the reference mirror while disposing of a precise phase modulator such as a piezoelectric transducer (PZT). The phase shift between the two interferograms is extracted by Fourier transformation analysis, and then the phase image is reconstructed. The performance of the TB-PSI used in the scheme is analyzed. The phase imaging for nanostructured specimens is conducted, and the results demonstrate the feasibility of the scheme. The phase noise is reduced by 73% when compared to the result obtained with coherent illumination. (paper)

  2. Sensitivity of off-axis performance of aspheric spectacle lenses to tilt and decentration.

    Atchison, D A; Tame, S A

    1993-10-01

    Apparatus was modified to measure, and theoretical raytracing was used to predict, off-axis powers of spectacle lenses in the presence of tilt or decentration. In response to poor fitting in the form of tilt or decentration, lenses with aspheric front surfaces were found to have greater off-axis power errors than best-form lenses with spherical surfaces. This is attributable to the aspheric lenses having flatter surfaces than the spherical lenses. The errors are up to twice those occurring for the spherical lenses, and can be quite high, e.g. 0.9 D astigmatism for +6D power with 10 degrees tilt in 20 degrees upgaze. Negative lenses are more sensitive to poor fitting than are positive lenses of the same power. The errors for straight ahead vision associated with tilt are approximately proportional to the square of the angle of tilt, and the errors for straight ahead vision associated with decentration are approximately proportional to the square of decentration. It is most important that aspheric lenses be correctly fitted, which means that each 2 degrees of pantascopic tilt should be accompanied by approximately 1 mm decentration. PMID:8278198

  3. Gas Cherenkov Detectors Using Off-Axis Optical System%使用离轴光学系统的气体切伦科夫探测器

    徐涛; 苏明; 彭晓世; 王峰; 刘慎业

    2011-01-01

    基于探测器的测量原理,并针对卡塞格林光学系统的不足,分析了一种新型气体切伦科夫探测器的光学结构.该探测器采用3片90°离轴抛物镜和1片平面反射镜组成的离轴光学系统以减少对光线的阻挡,并将探测窗口置于光学系统的出瞳以提高光收集效率.分析了光学系统的光束限制和光线追迹结果.设计了探测器的集成结构,从提高探测器效率和减少信号干扰等角度分析了探测器的关键设计和制造要求.%A novel design of the gas Cherenkov detector (GCD) using three pieces of 90° off-axis parabolic mirror and a turning flat mirror will take place the conventional GCD using Cassegrain reflector optics. Light collection is more effective by the using of the off-axis optical system and positioning the optical detector at the exit pupil of the optical system. Optical ray tracing demonstrates that how light can be collected by the optical detector from different object surface. An integration design of the whole GCD is given and the details are analyzed to enhance light collection efficiency and offer better radiation shield.

  4. T2K off-axis near detector νμ flux measurement and absolute momentum scale calibration of the off-axis near detector tracker

    In this thesis we present the results from the νμ energy spectrum measurement at T2K's near detector and T2K's near detector tracker absolute momentum scale calibration. First we review the main historical steps and the current state of the art of neutrino physics as well as the theoretical framework required to understand the thesis physics analyses presented later on. In particular we focus on the neutrino oscillation parametrization and the neutrino-matter interaction models. We then describe T2K, an off-axis long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Japan which consists of a muon neutrino beam sent from J-PARC to Super- Kamiokande, with a magnetized near detector located at 280 m from the neutrino production site. T2K's main goals are measuring the last unknown angle of the PMNS matrix θ13 through the search of νe appearance in the νμ beam and measuring precisely the atmospheric parameters through muon neutrino disappearance. We briefly describe the detectors, in particular the near detector tracker and its performance. We then present the analyses tools, such as the reconstruction techniques used and how the neutrino charged current interaction events needed for the energy spectrum measurement are selected. The main goal of the thesis, the muon neutrino energy spectrum measurement done with the first T2K data is explained next. We give the motivations for such measurement, the results obtained with the first T2K data sample, and the different systematic errors studied. Finally, the absolute momentum scale calibration of T2K's near detector tractor, done through the reconstruction of the neutral kaon invariant mass, is explained. (author)

  5. Widespread, Off-axis Magmatism at a Young Oceanic Rift, the Sedimented Guaymas Basin Spreading Center

    Soule, S.; Lizarralde, D.; Seewald, J.; Proskurowski, G.

    2010-12-01

    A thick layer of sediment commonly blankets spreading centers within young rifted margins such as the Guaymas Basin within the Gulf of California. The shallow oceanic crust in these environments differs significantly from deep-water, unsedimented ridges in that there is little to no extrusive volcanism, and crust is accreted by the intrusion of magmatic sills into sediments. From initial observations at the seafloor and through drill holes in the S. Guaymas Basin, a model of magmatic accretion similar to that of deep-water mid-ocean ridges was proposed wherein sills are intruded at the rift axis and subsequently buried by sediments as they are rafted off axis. Seismic reflection data collected throughout the N. Guaymas basin in 2002, however, found that sills do not deepen with off-axis distance suggesting that sill intrusion to shallow levels within the sediment pile occurs throughout the basin out to 50 km from the plate boundary (spreading age of 2 Ma). This suggests that magmatic accretion within the shallow crust is active over a very wide area (10-20 times larger than at deep-water mid-ocean ridges) independent of spreading age. During a cruise to the Guaymas Basin in 2009, we collected deep-towed sidescan sonar, sub-bottom imaging, multibeam bathymetry, near-bottom photographs, and bottom water samples across the N. Guaymas Basin to test this hypothesis. Acoustic backscatter imagery revealed nearly 100 localized, acoustically bright seafloor reflectors scattered throughout the survey area. Some of these backscatter anomalies were investigated with a deep-towed camera system and found to contain authigenic carbonate, tubeworms, clams, bacterial mats, and indurated sediment outcrops. Some sites showed small thermal anomalies in near-bottom waters, methane concentrations well in excess of background, and high 3He anomalies. Where coverage overlaps, these sites correlate with the position of seismically imaged subsurface sills. In this presentation, we present

  6. Wave propagation in birefringent materials with off axis absorption or gain

    Sabooni, Mahmood; Kristensson, Gerhard; Rippe, Lars

    2016-01-01

    The polarization direction of an electromagnetic field changes and eventually reaches a steady state when propagating through a birefringent material with off axis absorption or gain. The steady state orientation direction depends on the magnitude of the absorption (gain) and the phase retardation rate. The change in the polarization direction is experimentally demonstrated in weakly doped ($0.05\\%$) Pr$^{3+}$:Y$_2$SiO$_5$ crystals, where the light polarization, if initially aligned along the most strongly absorbing principal axis, gradually switch to a much less absorbing polarization state during the propagation. This means that the absorption coefficient, $\\alpha$, in birefringent materials generally varies with length. This is important for, e.g., laser crystal gain media, highly absorbing and narrow band spectral filters and quantum memories.

  7. Measurement of off-axis and peripheral skin dose using radiochromic film

    A radiotherapy skin dose profile can be obtained with radiochromic film. The central axis skin dose relative to Dmax for a 10x10cm2 field size was found to be 22%, 17% and 15.5% for 6 MV, 10 MV and 18 MV photon beams. Peripheral dose increased with increasing field size. At 10 MV the skin dose 2 cm outside the geometric field edge was measured as 6%, 10% and 17% for 10x10cm2, 20x20cm2 and 30x30cm2 field sizes respectively. Off-axis skin dose decreased as distance increased from central axis for fields with Perspex block trays. For a 20x20cm2 field, an approximately 5-8% drop in percentage skin dose was observed from central axis to the beam edge. (author)

  8. Automated Fourier space region-recognition filtering for off-axis digital holographic microscopy

    He, Xuefei; Pratap, Mrinalini; Zheng, Yujie; Wang, Yi; Nisbet, David R; Williams, Richard J; Rug, Melanie; Maier, Alexander G; Lee, Woei Ming

    2016-01-01

    Automated label-free quantitative imaging of biological samples can greatly benefit high throughput diseases diagnosis. Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is a powerful quantitative label-free imaging tool that retrieves structural details of cellular samples non-invasively. In off-axis DHM, a proper spatial filtering window in Fourier space is crucial to the quality of reconstructed phase image. Here we describe a region-recognition approach that combines shape recognition with an iterative thresholding to extracts the optimal shape of frequency components. The region recognition technique offers fully automated adaptive filtering that can operate with a variety of samples and imaging conditions. When imaging through optically scattering biological hydrogel matrix, the technique surpasses previous histogram thresholding techniques without requiring any manual intervention. Finally, we automate the extraction of the statistical difference of optical height between malaria parasite infected and uninfected re...

  9. Prototype Development for the GMT FSM Secondary - Off-axis Aspheric Mirror Fabrication -

    Kim, Young-Soo; Kim, Jihun; Song, Je Heon; Cho, Myung; Yang, Ho-Soon; Lee, Joohyung; Kim, Ho-Sang; Lee, Kyoung-Don; Ahn, Hyo-Sung; Park, Won Hyun

    2014-12-01

    A prototype of the GMT FSM has been developed to acquire and to enhance the key technology ? mirror fabrication and tiptilt actuation. The ellipsoidal off-axis mirror has been designed, analyzed, and fabricated from light-weighting to grinding, polishing, and figuring of the mirror surface. The mirror was tested by using an interferometer together with CGHs, which revealed the surface error of 13.7 nm rms in the diameter of 1030 mm. The SCOTS test was employed to independently validate the test results. It measured the surface error to be 17.4 nm rms in the diameter of 1010 mm. Both tests show the optical surface of the FSMP mirror within the required value of 20 nm rms surface error.

  10. Hydrothermal Cooling Within the Lau Integrated Study Site: No Evidence for Off-axis Discharge

    Baker, E. T.; Resing, J. A.; Martinez, F.; Walker, S. L.; Buck, N.; Edwards, M. H.; Nakamura, K.

    2008-12-01

    Decades of intensive hydrothermal surveying, overwhelmingly concentrated within hundreds of meters of the axes of ridge crests, has supported the view that discrete fluid discharge is predominantly concentrated in this same region. This simple view, however, conflicts with emerging evidence for a crustal high-temperature, low-velocity volume (LVV) that extends 2-3 km beyond the ridge crest and generates strongly focused hydrothermal cooling along its off-axis vertical boundaries. In March/April 2008, we used high-resolution sampling of near-bottom waters along 175 km of the hydrothermally active Valu Fa Ridge (VFR) and Eastern Lau Spreading Center (ELSC) to comprehensively test the hypothesis that hydrothermal discharge is predominantly near-axis. Our sampling array included a suite of Miniature Autonomous Plume Recorders (temperature, light scattering, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP)) attached above (to a nominal altitude of 400 m) and below the deep-towed IMI120 sonar, plus CTDs and sensors at the bottom of the string (50 m) and on the clump weight (120 m). The ELSC between 19.9° and 21°S (spreading ~80 mm/yr) grades from a broad, flat valley in the north to a shallow high in the south. Ten survey lines at 1 km spacing were centered on the axis, plus five interleaved lines around the axial high of the ABE vent field (1300 km of track). The VFR from 21.9° to 22.4°S (~50 mm/yr) is a sharp ridge that deepens ~200 m within 1 km of the axis. Seven survey lines were run at 0.7 km spacing, plus two shorter lines adjacent to a broad overlapping spreading center (390 km). CTD tows and casts supplemented the IMI120 surveys. The surveys detected emissions from the several known on-axis vent fields, and also identified a substantial unexplored field near 20.65°S, ~10 km north of the ABE field. In neither survey area, however, did we detect evidence of high-temperature discharge beyond the near-axis (±1 km) zone. Because off-axis discharge may be largely low

  11. Towards quantitative electrostatic potential mapping of working semiconductor devices using off-axis electron holography

    Yazdi, Sadegh, E-mail: sadegh.yazdi@cen.dtu.dk [Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby (Denmark); Kasama, Takeshi; Beleggia, Marco; Samaie Yekta, Maryam [Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby (Denmark); McComb, David W. [Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Twitchett-Harrison, Alison C. [Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E. [Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby (Denmark); Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons and Peter Grünberg Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425 Jülich (Germany)

    2015-05-15

    Pronounced improvements in the understanding of semiconductor device performance are expected if electrostatic potential distributions can be measured quantitatively and reliably under working conditions with sufficient sensitivity and spatial resolution. Here, we employ off-axis electron holography to characterize an electrically-biased Si p–n junction by measuring its electrostatic potential, electric field and charge density distributions under working conditions. A comparison between experimental electron holographic phase images and images obtained using three-dimensional electrostatic potential simulations highlights several remaining challenges to quantitative analysis. Our results illustrate how the determination of reliable potential distributions from phase images of electrically biased devices requires electrostatic fringing fields, surface charges, specimen preparation damage and the effects of limited spatial resolution to be taken into account.

  12. The T2K ND280 off-axis pi–zero detector

    The pi–zero detector (PØD) is one of the subdetectors that makes up the off-axis near detector for the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) long baseline neutrino experiment. The primary goal for the PØD is to measure the relevant cross-sections for neutrino interactions that generate π0's, especially the cross-section for neutral current π0 interactions, which are one of the dominant sources of background to the νμ→νe appearance signal in T2K. The PØD is composed of layers of plastic scintillator alternating with water bags and brass sheets or lead sheets and is one of the first detectors to use Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) on a large scale.

  13. A water-cooled x-ray monochromator for using off-axis undulator beam

    Undulator beamlines at third-generation synchrotrons x-ray sources are designed to use the high-brilliance radiation that is contained in the central cone of the generated x-ray beams. The rest of the x-ray beam is often unused. Moreover, in some cases, such as in the zone-plate-based microfocusing beamlines, only a small part of the central radiation cone around the optical axis is used. In this paper, a side-station branch line at the Advanced Photon Source that takes advantage of some of the unused off-axis photons in a microfocusing x-ray beamline is described. Detailed information on the design and analysis of a high-heat-load water-cooled monochromator developed for this beamline is provided

  14. Off-axis retrieval of orbital angular momentum of light stored in cold atoms

    de Oliveira, R A; Barbosa, P S; Martins, W S; Barreiro, S; Felinto, D; Bloch, D; Tabosa, J W R

    2014-01-01

    We report on the storage of orbital angu- lar momentum (OAM) of light of a Laguerre-Gaussian mode in an ensemble of cold cesium atoms and its re- trieval along an axis different from the incident light beam. We employed a time-delayed four-wave mixing configuration to demonstrate that at small angle (2o), after storage, the retrieved beam carries the same OAM as the one encoded in the input beam. A calculation based on mode decomposition of the retrieved beam over the Laguerre-Gaussian basis is in agreement with the experimental observations done at small angle values. However, the calculation shows that the OAM retrieving would get lost at larger angles, reducing the fidelity of such storing-retrieving process. In addition, we have also observed that by applying an external magnetic field to the atomic ensemble the retrieved OAM presents Larmor oscillations, demonstrating the possibility of its manipulation and off-axis retrieval.

  15. Quantitative phase imaging of nanoscale electrostatic and magnetic fields using off-axis electron holography

    Off-axis electron holography in the transmission electron microscope is a powerful interferometric technique that enables electrostatic and magnetic fields to be imaged and quantified with spatial resolution often approaching the nanometer scale. Here, we demonstrate the capabilities of the technique for phase quantification at the nanoscale by briefly reviewing some of our recent studies of nanostructured materials. Examples that are described include determination of the electrostatic potential profiles associated with doped Si- and GaAs-based semiconductor devices, measurement of hole accumulation in Ge quantum dots, mapping of polarization fields in III-nitride heterostructures, and observation of the remanent states and reversal mechanisms of lithographically patterned magnetic nanorings. Some issues associated with sample preparation for doped semiconductor heterostructures are also briefly discussed.

  16. Dike controlled low-temperature hydrothermal activity in far off-axis regions of NW Iceland

    Palgan, Dominik; Devey, Colin

    2015-04-01

    Iceland provides a unique opportunity to make direct observations of the volcano-tectonic settings of active hydrothermal systems both on- and off-axis at slow-spreading ridges. High-temperature systems are associated with active volcanism and rifting of neo-volcanic zones, in a way similar to that known from the seafloor. However, a great majority of geothermal activity in Iceland is represented by low-temperature systems confined to off-axis Quaternary and Tertiary formations (>3.3 M.y). Despite extensive study of these systems, one general model explaining their geological framework has not yet to be presented. However, theoretical calculations indicate that existence and heat output of low-temperature systems is controlled by the temperature and stress conditions in the crust, in particular the local stress field, which controls whether fractures and crack are available for the heat-mining process and how fast these fractures can migrate downward. In seismically active regions of Iceland, geothermal activity focuses along active faults and resulting ruptures where seismicity is the shallowest (dikes cross-cutting the sub-horizontal lava sequence, with 88% of all hydrothermal manifestations occurring in the direct vicinity of a dike or occupying related secondary fractures. There is very little seismic activity in the Westfjords and this, together with the field research suggests that faults there are no longer active and so cannot support fluids migration; instead, only dikes provide open, permeable and deep circulation pathways. Relatively high-temperature secondary mineralization (e.g. chlorite and epidote) of exposed dikes implies that hydrothermal circulation occurred at the time of intrusion and/or during their initial cooling.

  17. Transport and deposition of spherical microparticles with single-shell in a 90 degree bend

    Chen Zhen-Hua

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Theoretical investigation on particle transport in a 90 degree bend was carried out. The finite volume method was used to simulate the flow field in the bend pipe, and one-way coupled Lagrangian method was used to calculate the trajectory and deposition efficiency of microparticles. The unique relationship between the irreversible deposition efficiency and radius ratio of single-shell microparticle was given finally.

  18. Mechanical behavior and fracture characteristics of off-axis fiber composites. 1: Experimental investigation. [at the Lewis Research Center

    Sinclair, J. H.; Chamis, C. C.

    1977-01-01

    The mechanical behavior, fracture surfaces, and fracture modes of unidirectional high-modulus graphite-fiber/epoxy composites subjected to off-axis tensile loads were investigated experimentally. The investigation included the generation of stress-strain-to-fracture data and scanning electron microscope studies of the fractured surfaces. The results led to the identification of fracture modes and distinct fracture surface characteristics for off-axis tensile loading. The results also led to the formulation of critical for identifying and characterizing these fracture modes and their associated fracture surfaces. The results presented and discussed herein were used in the theoretical investigation and comparisons described in Part 2. These results should also provide a good foundation for identifying, characterizing, and quantifying fracture modes in both off-axis and angle-plied laminates.

  19. Optimum aberration coefficients for recording high-resolution off-axis holograms in a Cs-corrected TEM

    Linck, Martin, E-mail: linck@ceos-gmbh.de [CEOS GmbH, Englerstr. 28, D-69126 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2013-01-15

    Amongst the impressive improvements in high-resolution electron microscopy, the Cs-corrector also has significantly enhanced the capabilities of off-axis electron holography. Recently, it has been shown that the signal above noise in the reconstructable phase can be significantly improved by combining holography and hardware aberration correction. Additionally, with a spherical aberration close to zero, the traditional optimum focus for recording high-resolution holograms ('Lichte's defocus') has become less stringent and both, defocus and spherical aberration, can be selected freely within a certain range. This new degree of freedom can be used to improve the signal resolution in the holographically reconstructed object wave locally, e.g. at the atomic positions. A brute force simulation study for an aberration corrected 200 kV TEM is performed to determine optimum values for defocus and spherical aberration for best possible signal to noise in the reconstructed atomic phase signals. Compared to the optimum aberrations for conventional phase contrast imaging (NCSI), which produce 'bright atoms' in the image intensity, the resulting optimum values of defocus and spherical aberration for off-axis holography enable 'black atom contrast' in the hologram. However, they can significantly enhance the local signal resolution at the atomic positions. At the same time, the benefits of hardware aberration correction for high-resolution off-axis holography are preserved. It turns out that the optimum is depending on the object and its thickness and therefore not universal. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optimized aberration parameters for high-resolution off-axis holography. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Simulation and analysis of noise in high-resolution off-axis holograms. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Improving signal resolution in the holographically reconstructed phase shift. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Comparison of &apos

  20. Field experiment of 800× off-axis XR-Köhler concentrator module on a carousel tracker

    Yamada, Noboru; Okamoto, Kazuya; Ijiro, Toshikazu; Suzuki, Takao; Maemura, Toshihiko; Kawaguchi, Takashi; Takahashi, Hiroshi; Sato, Takashi; Hernández Sanz, Maikel; Benitez Gimenez, Pablo; Chaves, Julio; Cvetkovic, Aleksandra; Vilaplana, J.; Mohedano, Rubén; Mendes Lopes, Joao

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the design and preliminary experimental results of a concentrator-type photovoltaic module based on a free-form off-axis 800×XR-Köhler concentrator. The off-axis XR-Köhler concentrator is one of the advanced concentrators that perform high concentration with a large acceptance angle and excellent irradiance uniformity on a solar cell. As a result of on-sun characterization of the unglazed single-cell unit test rig, the temperature-corrected DC module efficiency was 32.2% a...

  1. In-Plane Cracking Behavior and Ultimate Strength for 2D Woven and Braided Melt-Infiltrated SiC/SiC Composites Tensile Loaded in Off-Axis Fiber Directions

    Morscher, Gregory N.; Yun, Hee Mann; DiCarlo, James A.

    2007-01-01

    The tensile mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) in directions off the primary axes of the reinforcing fibers are important for architectural design of CMC components that are subjected to multi-axial stress states. In this study, 2D-woven melt-infiltrated (MI) SiC/SiC composite panels with balanced fiber content in the 0 degree and 90 degree directions were tensile loaded in-plane in the 0 degree direction and at 45 degree to this direction. In addition, a 2D triaxially-braided MI composite panel with balanced fiber content in the plus or minus 67 degree bias directions and reduced fiber content in the axial direction was tensile loaded perpendicular to the axial direction tows (i.e., 23 degrees from the bias fibers). Stress-strain behavior, acoustic emission, and optical microscopy were used to quantify stress-dependent matrix cracking and ultimate strength in the panels. It was observed that both off-axis loaded panels displayed higher composite onset stresses for through-thickness matrix cracking than the 2D-woven 0/90 panels loaded in the primary 0 degree direction. These improvements for off-axis cracking strength can in part be attributed to higher effective fiber fractions in the loading direction, which in turn reduces internal stresses on critical matrix flaws for a given composite stress. Also for the 0/90 panel loaded in the 45 degree direction, an improved distribution of matrix flaws existed due to the absence of fiber tows perpendicular to the loading direction. In addition, for the +67/0/-67 braided panel, the axial tows perpendicular to the loading direction were not only low in volume fraction, but were also were well separated from one another. Both off-axis oriented panels also showed relatively good ultimate tensile strength when compared to other off-axis oriented composites in the literature, both on an absolute strength basis as well as when normalized by the average fiber strength within the composites. Initial

  2. Dopant mapping in thin FIB prepared silicon samples by Off-Axis Electron Holography

    Modern semiconductor devices function due to accurate dopant distribution. Off-Axis Electron Holography (OAEH) in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) can map quantitatively the electrostatic potential in semiconductors with high spatial resolution. For the microelectronics industry, ongoing reduction of device dimensions, 3D device geometry, and failure analysis of specific devices require preparation of thin TEM samples, under 70 nm thick, by focused ion beam (FIB). Such thicknesses, which are considerably thinner than the values reported to date in the literature, are challenging due to FIB induced damage and surface depletion effects. Here, we report on preparation of TEM samples of silicon PN junctions in the FIB completed by low-energy (5 keV) ion milling, which reduced amorphization of the silicon to 10 nm thick. Additional perpendicular FIB sectioning enabled a direct measurement of the TEM sample thickness in order to determine accurately the crystalline thickness of the sample. Consequently, we find that the low-energy milling also resulted in a negligible thickness of electrically inactive regions, approximately 4 nm thick. The influence of TEM sample thickness, FIB induced damage and doping concentrations on the accuracy of the OAEH measurements were examined by comparison to secondary ion mass spectrometry measurements as well as to 1D and 3D simulations of the electrostatic potentials. We conclude that for TEM samples down to 100 nm thick, OAEH measurements of Si-based PN junctions, for the doping levels examined here, resulted in quantitative mapping of potential variations, within ∼0.1 V. For thinner TEM samples, down to 20 nm thick, mapping of potential variations is qualitative, due to a reduced accuracy of ∼0.3 V. This article is dedicated to the memory of Zohar Eliyahou. - Highlights: • Quantitative potential mapping of Si PN junctions by Off-Axis Electron Holography in thin FIB prepared samples, down to 50 nm thick. • Reduction of

  3. Spectral contaminant identifier for off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy measurements of liquid water isotopes

    Developments in cavity-enhanced absorption spectrometry have made it possible to measure water isotopes using faster, more cost-effective field-deployable instrumentation. Several groups have attempted to extend this technology to measure water extracted from plants and found that other extracted organics absorb light at frequencies similar to that absorbed by the water isotopomers, leading to δ2H and δ18O measurement errors (Δδ2H and Δδ18O). In this note, the off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (ICOS) spectra of stable isotopes in liquid water is analyzed to determine the presence of interfering absorbers that lead to erroneous isotope measurements. The baseline offset of the spectra is used to calculate a broadband spectral metric, mBB, and the mean subtracted fit residuals in two regions of interest are used to determine a narrowband metric, mNB. These metrics are used to correct for Δδ2H and Δδ18O. The method was tested on 14 instruments and Δδ18O was found to scale linearly with contaminant concentration for both narrowband (e.g., methanol) and broadband (e.g., ethanol) absorbers, while Δδ2H scaled linearly with narrowband and as a polynomial with broadband absorbers. Additionally, the isotope errors scaled logarithmically with mNB. Using the isotope error versus mNB and mBB curves, Δδ2H and Δδ18O resulting from methanol contamination were corrected to a maximum mean absolute error of 0.93 per mille and 0.25 per mille respectively, while Δδ2H and Δδ18O from ethanol contamination were corrected to a maximum mean absolute error of 1.22 per mille and 0.22 per mille . Large variation between instruments indicates that the sensitivities must be calibrated for each individual isotope analyzer. These results suggest that the properly calibrated interference metrics can be used to correct for polluted samples and extend off-axis ICOS measurements of liquid water to include plant waters, soil extracts, wastewater, and alcoholic

  4. Extending the detection limit of dopants for focused ion beam prepared semiconductor specimens examined by off-axis electron holography

    Cooper, David; Rivallin, Pierrette; Hartmann, Jean-Michel;

    2009-01-01

    Silicon specimens containing p-n junctions have been prepared for examination by off-axis electron holography using focused ion beam (FIB) milling. FIB milling modifies the surfaces of the specimens due to gallium implantation and the creation of defects which has the effect of reducing the active...

  5. The measurement of electrostatic potentials in core/shell GaN nanowires using off-axis electron holography

    Yazdi, Sadegh; Kasama, Takeshi; Ciechonski, R;

    2013-01-01

    Core-shell GaN nanowires are expected to be building blocks of future light emitting devices. Here we apply off-axis electron holography to map the electrostatic potential distributions in such nanowires. To access the cross-section of selected individual nanowires, focused ion beam (FIB) milling...

  6. Super-Dispersive Off-Axis Meta-Lenses for Compact High Resolution Spectroscopy.

    Khorasaninejad, M; Chen, W T; Oh, J; Capasso, F

    2016-06-01

    Metasurfaces have opened a new frontier in the miniaturization of optical technology by allowing exceptional control over the wavefront. Here, we demonstrate off-axis meta-lenses that simultaneously focus and disperse light of different wavelengths with unprecedented spectral resolution. They are designed based on the geometric phase via rotated silicon nanofins and can focus light at angles as large as 80°. Due to the large angle focusing, these meta-lenses have superdispersive characteristics (0.27 nm/mrad) that make them capable of resolving wavelength differences as small as 200 pm in the telecom region. In addition, by stitching several meta-lenses together, we maintain a high spectral resolution for a wider wavelength range. The meta-lenses have measured efficiencies as high as 90% in the wavelength range of 1.1 to 1.6 μm. The planar and compact configuration together with high spectral resolution of these meta-lenses has significant potential for emerging portable/wearable optics technology. PMID:27119987

  7. Reconstruction of off-axis lensless Fourier transform digital holograms based on angular spectrum theory

    Wang, Guangjun; Wang, Huaying; Wang, Dayong; Xie, Jianjun; Zhao, Jie

    2007-12-01

    A simple holographic high-resolution imaging system without pre-magnification, which is based on off-axis lensless Fourier transform configuration, has been developed. Experimental investigations are performed on USAF resolution test target. The method based on angular spectrum theory for reconstructing lensless Fourier hologram is given. The reconstructed results of the same hologram at different reconstructing distances are presented for what is to our knowledge the first time. Approximate diffraction limited lateral resolution is achieved. The results show that the angular spectrum method has several advantages over more commonly used Fresnel transform method. Lossless reconstruction can be achieved for any numerical aperture holograms as long as the wave field is calculated at a special reconstructing distance, which is determined by the light wavelength and the chip size and the pixel size of the CCD sensor. This is very important for reconstructing an extremely large numerical aperture hologram. Frequency-domain spectrum filtering can be applied conveniently to remove the disturbance of zero-order. The reconstructed image wave field is accurate so long as the sampling theorem is not violated. The experimental results also demonstrate that for a high quality hologram, special image processing is unnecessary to obtain a high quality image.

  8. Neutrino oscillations with a proton driver upgrade and an off-axis detector: A Case study

    Barenboim, Gabriela; De Gouvea, Andre; Szleper, Michal; Velasco, Mayda

    2002-04-01

    We study the physics capabilities of the NuMI beamline with an off-axis highly-segmented iron scintillator detector and with the inclusion of the currently under study proton driver upgrade. We focus on the prospects for the experimental determination of the remaining neutrino oscillation parameters, assuming different outcomes for experiments under way or in preparation. An optimization of the beam conditions and detector location for the detection of the nu_mu to nu_e transitions is discussed. Different physics scenarios were considered, depending on the actual solution of the solar neutrino puzzle. If KamLAND measures Delta m^2_solar, we find it possible to measure both |U_{e3}|^2 and the CP violating phase delta within a viable exposure time, assuming a realistic detector and a complete data analysis. Exposure to both neutrino and antineutrino beams is necessary. We can, in addition, shed light on Delta m^2_solar if its value is at the upper limit of KamLAND sensitivity (i.e. the precise value of Delta m^2_solar remains unknown even after KamLAND). If the solar neutrino solution is not in the LMA region, we can measure |U_{e3}|^2 and determine the neutrino mass hierarchy. The existence of the proton driver is vital for the feasibility of most of these measurements.

  9. Performance of a direct detection camera for off-axis electron holography.

    Chang, Shery L Y; Dwyer, Christian; Barthel, Juri; Boothroyd, Chris B; Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E

    2016-02-01

    The performance of a direct detection camera (DDC) is evaluated in the context of off-axis electron holographic experiments in a transmission electron microscope. Its performance is also compared directly with that of a conventional charge-coupled device (CCD) camera. The DDC evaluated here can be operated either by the detection of individual electron events (counting mode) or by the effective integration of many such events during a given exposure time (linear mode). It is demonstrated that the improved modulation transfer functions and detective quantum efficiencies of both modes of the DDC give rise to significant benefits over the conventional CCD cameras, specifically, a significant improvement in the visibility of the holographic fringes and a reduction of the statistical error in the phase of the reconstructed electron wave function. The DDC's linear mode, which can handle higher dose rates, allows optimisation of the dose rate to achieve the best phase resolution for a wide variety of experimental conditions. For suitable conditions, the counting mode can potentially utilise a significantly lower dose to achieve a phase resolution that is comparable to that achieved using the linear mode. The use of multiple holograms and correlation techniques to increase the total dose in counting mode is also demonstrated. PMID:26630072

  10. Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Oscillations with an Accelerator-Produced Off-Axis Beam.

    Abe, K; Andreopoulos, C; Antonova, M; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, G J; Barr, G; Bartet-Friburg, P; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Berardi, V; Berkman, S; Bhadra, S; Blondel, A; Bolognesi, S; Bordoni, S; Boyd, S B; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Buizza Avanzini, M; Calland, R G; Cao, S; Caravaca Rodríguez, J; Cartwright, S L; Castillo, R; Catanesi, M G; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Chikuma, N; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Collazuol, G; Cremonesi, L; Dabrowska, A; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Denner, P F; Dennis, S R; Densham, C; Dewhurst, D; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Dolan, S; Drapier, O; Duffy, K E; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Emery-Schrenk, S; Ereditato, A; Feusels, T; Finch, A J; Fiorentini, G A; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, D; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, A P; Galymov, V; Garcia, A; Giffin, S G; Giganti, C; Gizzarelli, F; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Hadley, D R; Haegel, L; Haigh, M D; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, N C; Hayashino, T; Hayato, Y; Helmer, R L; Hierholzer, M; Hillairet, A; Himmel, A; Hiraki, T; Hirota, S; Hogan, M; Holeczek, J; Horikawa, S; Hosomi, F; Huang, K; Ichikawa, A K; Ieki, K; Ikeda, M; Imber, J; Insler, J; Intonti, R A; Irvine, T J; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Iwai, E; Iwamoto, K; Izmaylov, A; Jacob, A; Jamieson, B; Jiang, M; Johnson, S; Jo, J H; Jonsson, P; Jung, C K; Kabirnezhad, M; Kaboth, A C; Kajita, T; Kakuno, H; Kameda, J; Karlen, D; Karpikov, I; Katori, T; Kearns, E; Khabibullin, M; Khotjantsev, A; Kielczewska, D; Kikawa, T; Kim, H; Kim, J; King, S; Kisiel, J; Knight, A; Knox, A; Kobayashi, T; Koch, L; Koga, T; Konaka, A; Kondo, K; Kopylov, A; Kormos, L L; Korzenev, A; Koshio, Y; Kropp, W; Kudenko, Y; Kurjata, R; Kutter, T; Lagoda, J; Lamont, I; Larkin, E; Laveder, M; Lawe, M; Lazos, M; Lindner, T; Liptak, Z J; Litchfield, R P; Li, X; Longhin, A; Lopez, J P; Ludovici, L; Lu, X; Magaletti, L; Mahn, K; Malek, M; Manly, S; Marino, A D; Marteau, J; Martin, J F; Martins, P; Martynenko, S; Maruyama, T; Matveev, V; Mavrokoridis, K; Ma, W Y; Mazzucato, E; McCarthy, M; McCauley, N; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; Mefodiev, A; Mezzetto, M; Mijakowski, P; Minamino, A; Mineev, O; Mine, S; Missert, A; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Mueller, Th A; Murphy, S; Myslik, J; Nakadaira, T; Nakahata, M; Nakamura, K G; Nakamura, K; Nakamura, K D; Nakayama, S; Nakaya, T; Nakayoshi, K; Nantais, C; Nielsen, C; Nirkko, M; Nishikawa, K; Nishimura, Y; Nowak, J; O'Keeffe, H M; Ohta, R; Okumura, K; Okusawa, T; Oryszczak, W; Oser, S M; Ovsyannikova, T; Owen, R A; Oyama, Y; Palladino, V; Palomino, J L; Paolone, V; Patel, N D; Pavin, M; Payne, D; Perkin, J D; Petrov, Y; Pickard, L; Pickering, L; Pinzon Guerra, E S; Pistillo, C; Popov, B; Posiadala-Zezula, M; Poutissou, J-M; Poutissou, R; Przewlocki, P; Quilain, B; Radicioni, E; Ratoff, P N; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M A M; Redij, A; Reinherz-Aronis, E; Riccio, C; Rojas, P; Rondio, E; Roth, S; Rubbia, A; Rychter, A; Sacco, R; Sakashita, K; Sánchez, F; Sato, F; Scantamburlo, E; Scholberg, K; Schoppmann, S; Schwehr, J; Scott, M; Seiya, Y; Sekiguchi, T; Sekiya, H; Sgalaberna, D; Shah, R; Shaikhiev, A; Shaker, F; Shaw, D; Shiozawa, M; Shirahige, T; Short, S; Smy, M; Sobczyk, J T; Sorel, M; Southwell, L; Stamoulis, P; Steinmann, J; Stewart, T; Suda, Y; Suvorov, S; Suzuki, A; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, S Y; Suzuki, Y; Tacik, R; Tada, M; Takahashi, S; Takeda, A; Takeuchi, Y; Tanaka, H K; Tanaka, H A; Terhorst, D; Terri, R; Thakore, T; Thompson, L F; Tobayama, S; Toki, W; Tomura, T; Touramanis, C; Tsukamoto, T; Tzanov, M; Uchida, Y; Vacheret, A; Vagins, M; Vallari, Z; Vasseur, G; Wachala, T; Wakamatsu, K; Walter, C W; Wark, D; Warzycha, W; Wascko, M O; Weber, A; Wendell, R; Wilkes, R J; Wilking, M J; Wilkinson, C; Wilson, J R; Wilson, R J; Yamada, Y; Yamamoto, K; Yamamoto, M; Yanagisawa, C; Yano, T; Yen, S; Yershov, N; Yokoyama, M; Yoo, J; Yoshida, K; Yuan, T; Yu, M; Zalewska, A; Zalipska, J; Zambelli, L; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Zimmerman, E D; Zito, M; Żmuda, J

    2016-05-01

    T2K reports its first measurements of the parameters governing the disappearance of ν[over ¯]_{μ} in an off-axis beam due to flavor change induced by neutrino oscillations. The quasimonochromatic ν[over ¯]_{μ} beam, produced with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV at J-PARC, is observed at the far detector Super-Kamiokande, 295 km away, where the ν[over ¯]_{μ} survival probability is expected to be minimal. Using a data set corresponding to 4.01×10^{20} protons on target, 34 fully contained μ-like events were observed. The best-fit oscillation parameters are sin^{2}(θ[over ¯]_{23})=0.45 and |Δm[over ¯]_{32}^{2}|=2.51×10^{-3}  eV^{2} with 68% confidence intervals of 0.38-0.64 and 2.26-2.80×10^{-3}  eV^{2}, respectively. These results are in agreement with existing antineutrino parameter measurements and also with the ν_{μ} disappearance parameters measured by T2K. PMID:27203315

  11. Measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters from muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis beam.

    Abe, K; Adam, J; Aihara, H; Akiri, T; Andreopoulos, C; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, G J; Barr, G; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, S W; Berardi, V; Berger, B E; Berkman, S; Bertram, I; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, F D M; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Bordoni, S; Boyd, S B; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Buchanan, N; Calland, R G; Caravaca Rodríguez, J; Cartwright, S L; Castillo, R; Catanesi, M G; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Coleman, S J; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cremonesi, L; Curioni, A; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davis, S; de Perio, P; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Dennis, S R; Densham, C; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Duffy, K; Dufour, F; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Emery, S; Ereditato, A; Escudero, L; Finch, A J; Frank, E; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, A P; Galymov, V; Gaudin, A; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Golan, T; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Gudin, D; Hadley, D R; Haesler, A; Haigh, M D; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, N C; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, R L; Hierholzer, M; Hignight, J; Hillairet, A; Himmel, A; Hiraki, T; Hirota, S; Holeczek, J; Horikawa, S; Huang, K; Ichikawa, A K; Ieki, K; Ieva, M; Ikeda, M; Imber, J; Insler, J; Irvine, T J; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Ives, S J; Iyogi, K; Izmaylov, A; Jacob, A; Jamieson, B; Johnson, R A; Jo, J H; Jonsson, P; Joo, K K; Jung, C K; Kaboth, A C; Kajita, T; Kakuno, H; Kameda, J; Kanazawa, Y; Karlen, D; Karpikov, I; Kearns, E; Khabibullin, M; Khotjantsev, A; Kielczewska, D; Kikawa, T; Kilinski, A; Kim, J; Kim, S B; Kisiel, J; Kitching, P; Kobayashi, T; Kogan, G; Kolaceke, A; Konaka, A; Kormos, L L; Korzenev, A; Koseki, K; Koshio, Y; Kreslo, I; Kropp, W; Kubo, H; Kudenko, Y; Kumaratunga, S; Kurjata, R; Kutter, T; Lagoda, J; Laihem, K; Laveder, M; Lawe, M; Lazos, M; Lee, K P; Licciardi, C; Lim, I T; Lindner, T; Lister, C; Litchfield, R P; Longhin, A; Lopez, G D; Ludovici, L; Macaire, M; Magaletti, L; Mahn, K; Malek, M; Manly, S; Marino, A D; Marteau, J; Martin, J F; Maruyama, T; Marzec, J; Masliah, P; Mathie, E L; Matveev, V; Mavrokoridis, K; Mazzucato, E; McCarthy, M; McCauley, N; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; Metelko, C; Mijakowski, P; Miller, C A; Minamino, A; Mineev, O; Mine, S; Missert, A; Miura, M; Monfregola, L; Moriyama, S; Mueller, Th A; Murakami, A; Murdoch, M; Murphy, S; Myslik, J; Nagasaki, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakahata, M; Nakai, T; Nakamura, K; Nakayama, S; Nakaya, T; Nakayoshi, K; Naples, D; Nielsen, C; Nirkko, M; Nishikawa, K; Nishimura, Y; O'Keeffe, H M; Ohta, R; Okumura, K; Okusawa, T; Oryszczak, W; Oser, S M; Otani, M; Owen, R A; Oyama, Y; Pac, M Y; Palladino, V; Paolone, V; Payne, D; Pearce, G F; Perevozchikov, O; Perkin, J D; Petrov, Y; Pinzon Guerra, E S; Pistillo, C; Plonski, P; Poplawska, E; Popov, B; Posiadala, M; Poutissou, J-M; Poutissou, R; Przewlocki, P; Quilain, B; Radicioni, E; Ratoff, P N; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M A M; Redij, A; Reeves, M; Reinherz-Aronis, E; Retiere, F; Robert, A; Rodrigues, P A; Rondio, E; Roth, S; Rubbia, A; Ruterbories, D; Sacco, R; Sakashita, K; Sánchez, F; Sato, F; Scantamburlo, E; Scholberg, K; Schwehr, J; Scott, M; Seiya, Y; Sekiguchi, T; Sekiya, H; Sgalaberna, D; Shiozawa, M; Short, S; Shustrov, Y; Sinclair, P; Smith, B; Smith, R J; Smy, M; Sobczyk, J T; Sobel, H; Sorel, M; Southwell, L; Stamoulis, P; Steinmann, J; Still, B; Suda, Y; Suzuki, A; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, S Y; Suzuki, Y; Szeglowski, T; Tacik, R; Tada, M; Takahashi, S; Takeda, A; Takeuchi, Y; Tanaka, H K; Tanaka, H A; Tanaka, M M; Taylor, I J; Terhorst, D; Terri, R; Thompson, L F; Thorley, A; Tobayama, S; Toki, W; Tomura, T; Totsuka, Y; Touramanis, C; Tsukamoto, T; Tzanov, M; Uchida, Y; Ueno, K; Vacheret, A; Vagins, M; Vasseur, G; Wachala, T; Waldron, A V; Walter, C W; Wark, D; Wascko, M O; Weber, A; Wendell, R; Wilkes, R J; Wilking, M J; Wilkinson, C; Williamson, Z; Wilson, J R; Wilson, R J; Wongjirad, T; Yamada, Y; Yamamoto, K; Yanagisawa, C; Yen, S; Yershov, N; Yokoyama, M; Yuan, T; Zalewska, A; Zalipska, J; Zambelli, L; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Zimmerman, E D; Zito, M; Zmuda, J

    2013-11-22

    The T2K Collaboration reports a precision measurement of muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV. Near detector measurements are used to constrain the neutrino flux and cross section parameters. The Super-Kamiokande far detector, which is 295 km downstream of the neutrino production target, collected data corresponding to 3.01×10(20) protons on target. In the absence of neutrino oscillations, 205±17 (syst) events are expected to be detected while only 58 muon neutrino event candidates are observed. A fit to the neutrino rate and energy spectrum, assuming three neutrino flavors and normal mass hierarchy yields a best-fit mixing angle sin2(θ23)=0.514±0.082 and mass splitting |Δm(32)(2)|=2.44(-0.15)(+0.17)×10(-3) eV2/c4. Our result corresponds to the maximal oscillation disappearance probability. PMID:24313479

  12. Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters from Muon Neutrino Disappearance with an Off-axis Beam

    Abe, K; Aihara, H; Akiri, T; Andreopoulos, C; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, G J; Barr, G; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, S W; Berardi, V; Berger, B E; Berkman, S; Bertram, I; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, F d M; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Boyd, S B; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Buchanan, N; Calland, R G; Rodriguez, J Caravaca; Cartwright, S L; Castillo, R; Catanesi, M G; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Coleman, S J; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cremonesi, L; Curioni, A; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davis, S; de Perio, P; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Dennis, S R; Densham, C; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Dufour, F; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Emery, S; Ereditato, A; Escudero, L; Finch, A J; Frank, E; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, A P; Galymov, V; Gaudin, A; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Golan, T; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Gudin, D; Hadley, D R; Haesler, A; Haigh, M D; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, N C; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, R L; Hierholzer, M; Hignight, J; Hillairet, A; Himmel, A; Hiraki, T; Hirota, S; Holeczek, J; Horikawa, S; Huang, K; Ichikawa, A K; Ieki, K; Ieva, M; Ikeda, M; Imber, J; Insler, J; Irvine, T J; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Ives, S J; Iyogi, K; Izmaylov, A; Jacob, A; Jamieson, B; Johnson, R A; Jo, J H; Jonsson, P; Joo, K K; Jung, C K; Kaboth, A C; Kajita, T; Kakuno, H; Kameda, J; Kanazawa, Y; Karlen, D; Karpikov, I; Kearns, E; Khabibullin, M; Khotjantsev, A; Kielczewska, D; Kikawa, T; Kilinski, A; Kim, J; Kim, S B; Kisiel, J; Kitching, P; Kobayashi, T; Kogan, G; Kolaceke, A; Konaka, A; Kormos, L L; Korzenev, A; Koseki, K; Koshio, Y; Kreslo, I; Kropp, W; Kubo, H; Kudenko, Y; Kumaratunga, S; Kurjata, R; Kutter, T; Lagoda, J; Laihem, K; Laveder, M; Lawe, M; Lazos, M; Lee, K P; Licciardi, C; Lim, I T; Lindner, T; Lister, C; Litchfield, R P; Longhin, A; Lopez, G D; Ludovici, L; Macaire, M; Magaletti, L; Mahn, K; Malek, M; Manly, S; Marino, A D; Marteau, J; Martin, J F; Maruyama, T; Marzec, J; Masliah, P; Mathie, E L; Matveev, V; Mavrokoridis, K; Mazzucato, E; McCauley, N; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; Metelko, C; Mijakowski, P; Miller, C A; Minamino, A; Mineev, O; Mine, S; Missert, A; Miura, M; Monfregola, L; Moriyama, S; Mueller, Th A; Murakami, A; Murdoch, M; Murphy, S; Myslik, J; Nagasaki, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakahata, M; Nakai, T; Nakamura, K; Nakayama, S; Nakaya, T; Nakayoshi, K; Nielsen, C; Nirkko, M; Nishikawa, K; Nishimura, Y; O'Keeffe, H M; Ohta, R; Okumura, K; Okusawa, T; Oryszczak, W; Oser, S M; Otani, M; Owen, R A; Oyama, Y; Pac, M Y; Palladino, V; Paolone, V; Payne, D; Pearce, G F; Perevozchikov, O; Perkin, J D; Petrov, Y; Guerra, E S Pinzon; Pistillo, C; Plonski, P; Poplawska, E; Popov, B; Posiadala, M; Poutissou, J -M; Poutissou, R; Przewlocki, P; Quilain, B; Radicioni, E; Ratoff, P N; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M A M; Redij, A; Reeves, M; Reinherz-Aronis, E; Retiere, F; Robert, A; Rodrigues, P A; Rondio, E; Roth, S; Rubbia, A; Ruterbories, D; Sacco, R; Sakashita, K; Sanchez, F; Scantamburlo, E; Scholberg, K; Schwehr, J; Scott, M; Seiya, Y; Sekiguchi, T; Sekiya, H; Sgalaberna, D; Shiozawa, M; Short, S; Shustrov, Y; Sinclair, P; Smith, B; Smith, R J; Smy, M; Sobczyk, J T; Sobel, H; Sorel, M; Southwell, L; Stamoulis, P; Steinmann, J; Still, B; Suda, Y; Suzuki, A; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, S Y; Suzuki, Y; Szeglowski, T; Tacik, R; Tada, M; Takahashi, S; Takeda, A; Takeuchi, Y; Tanaka, H A; Tanaka, M M; Taylor, I J; Terhorst, D; Terri, R; Thompson, L F; Thorley, A; Tobayama, S; Toki, W; Tomura, T; Totsuka, Y; Touramanis, C; Tsukamoto, T; Tzanov, M; Uchida, Y; Ueno, K; Vacheret, A; Vagins, M; Vasseur, G; Wachala, T; Waldron, A V; Walter, C W; Wark, D; Wascko, M O; Weber, A; Wendell, R; Wilkes, R J; Wilking, M J; Wilkinson, C; Williamson, Z; Wilson, J R; Wilson, R J; Wongjirad, T; Yamada, Y; Yamamoto, K; Yanagisawa, C; Yen, S; Yershov, N; Yokoyama, M; Yuan, T; Zalewska, A; Zalipska, J; Zambelli, L; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Zimmerman, E D; Zito, M; Zmuda, J

    2013-01-01

    The T2K collaboration reports a precision measurement of muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV. Near detector measurements are used to constrain the neutrino flux and cross section parameters. The Super-Kamiokande far detector, which is 295 km downstream of the neutrino production target, collected data corresponding to $3.01 \\times 10^{20}$ protons on target. In the absence of neutrino oscillations, $205 \\pm 17$ (syst.) events are expected to be detected and only 58 muon neutrino event candidates are observed. A fit to the neutrino rate and energy spectrum assuming three neutrino flavors, normal mass hierarchy and $\\theta_{23}\\leq \\pi/4$ yields a best-fit mixing angle $\\sin^2(2\\theta_{23})=1.000$ and mass splitting $|\\Delta m^2_{32}| =2.44 \\times 10^{-3}$ eV$^2$/c$^4$. If $\\theta_{23}\\geq \\pi/4$ is assumed, the best-fit mixing angle changes to $\\sin^2(2\\theta_{23})=0.999$ and the mass splitting remains unchanged.

  13. First Muon-Neutrino Disappearance Study with an Off-Axis Beam

    Abe, K; Ajima, Y; Aihara, H; Albert, J B; Andreopoulos, C; Andrieu, B; Anerella, M D; Aoki, S; Araoka, O; Argyriades, J; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Badertscher, A; Barbi, M; Barker, G J; Barr, G; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, S; Berardi, V; Berger, B E; Bertram, I; Besnier, M; Beucher, J; Beznosko, D; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, F d M; Blocki, J; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Bouchez, J; Boyd, S B; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Brook-Roberge, D G; Buchanan, N; Budd, H; Calland, R; Calvet, D; Rodriguez, J Caravaca; Cartwright, S L; Carver, A; Castillo, R; Catanesi, M G; Cazes, A; Cervera, A; Chavez, C; Choi, S; Christodoulou, G; Coleman, J; Collazuol, G; Coleman, W; Connolly, K; Curioni, A; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davies, G S; Davis, S; Day, M; De Rosa, G; de André, J P A M; de Perio, P; Dealtry, T; Delbart, A; Densham, C; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Tran, P Dinh; Dobson, J; Dore, U; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Dufour, F; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Dziomba, M; Emery, S; Ereditato, A; Escallier, J E; Escudero, L; Esposito, L S; Fechner, M; Ferrero, A; Finch, A J; Frank, E; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Galymov, V; Ganetis, G L; Gannaway, F C; Gaudin, A; Gendotti, A; George, M A; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Ghosh, A K; Golan, T; Goldhaber, M; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Gomi, S; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Grant, A; Gumplinger, P; Guzowski, P; Hadley, D R; Haesler, A; Haigh, M D; Hamano, K; Hansen, C; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Harrison, P F; Hartfiel, B; Hartz, M; Haruyama, T; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, N C; Hatzikoutelis, A; Hayashi, K; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, R L; Henderson, R; Higashi, N; Hignight, J; Hillairet, A; Hiraki, T; Hirose, E; Holeczek, J; Horikawa, S; Huang, K; Hyndman, A; Ichikawa, A K; Ieki, K; Ieva, M; Iida, M; Ikeda, M; Ilic, J; Imber, J; Ishida, T; Ishihara, C; Ishii, T; Ives, S J; Iwasaki, M; Iyogi, K; Izmaylov, A; Jamieson, B; Johnson, R A; Joo, K K; Jover-Manas, G V; Jung, C K; Kaji, H; Kajita, T; Kakuno, H; Kameda, J; Kaneyuki, K; Karlen, D; Kasami, K; Kato, I; Kawamuko, H; Kearns, E; Khabibullin, M; Khanam, F; Khotjantsev, A; Kielczewska, D; Kikawa, T; Kim, J; Kim, J Y; Kim, S B; Kimura, N; Kirby, B; Kisiel, J; Kitching, P; Kobayashi, T; Kogan, G; Koike, S; Konaka, A; Kormos, L L; Korzenev, A; Koseki, K; Koshio, Y; Kouzuma, Y; Kowalik, K; Kravtsov, V; Kreslo, I; Kropp, W; Kubo, H; Kubota, J; Kudenko, Y; Kulkarni, N; Kurimoto, Y; Kurjata, R; Kutter, T; Lagoda, J; Laihem, K; Laing, A; Laveder, M; Lawe, M; Lee, K P; Le, P T; Levy, J M; Licciardi, C; Lim, I T; Lindner, T; Lister, C; Litchfield, R P; Litos, M; Longhin, A; Lopez, G D; Loverre, P F; Ludovici, L; Lux, T; Macaire, M; Magaletti, L; Mahn, K; Makida, Y; Malek, M; Manly, S; Marchionni, A; Marino, A D; Marone, A J; Marteau, J; Martin, J F; Maruyama, T; Maryon, T; Marzec, J; Masliah, P; Mathie, E L; Matsumura, C; Matsuoka, K; Matveev, V; Mavrokoridis, K; Mazzucato, E; McCauley, N; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; McLachlan, T; Messina, M; Metcalf, W; Metelko, C; Mezzetto, M; Mijakowski, P; Miller, C A; Minamino, A; Mineev, O; Mine, S; Missert, A D; Mituka, G; Miura, M; Mizouchi, K; Monfregola, L; Moreau, F; Morgan, B; Moriyama, S; Muir, A; Murakami, A; Muratore, J F; Murdoch, M; Murphy, S; Myslik, J; Nagai, N; Nakadaira, T; Nakahata, M; Nakai, T; Nakajima, K; Nakamoto, T; Nakamura, K; Nakayama, S; Nakaya, T; Nakayoshi, K; Naples, D; Navin, M L; Nicholls, T C; Nielsen, B; Nielsen, C; Nishikawa, K; Nishino, H; Nitta, K; Nobuhara, T; Nowak, J A; Obayashi, Y; Ogitsu, T; Ohhata, H; Okamura, T; Okumura, K; Okusawa, T; Oser, S M; Otani, M; Owen, R A; Oyama, Y; Ozaki, T; Pac, M Y; Palladino, V; Paolone, V; Paul, P; Payne, D; Pearce, G F; Perkin, J D; Pettinacci, V; Pierre, F; Poplawska, E; Popov, B; Posiadala, M; Poutissou, J -M; Poutissou, R; Przewlocki, P; Qian, W; Raaf, J L; Radicioni, E; Ratoff, P N; Raufer, T M; Ravonel, M; Raymond, M; Retiere, F; Robert, A; Rodrigues, P A; Rondio, E; Roney, J M; Rossi, B; Roth, S; Rubbia, A; Ruterbories, D; Sabouri, S; Sacco, R; Sakashita, K; Sánchez, F; Sarrat, A; Sasaki, K; Scholberg, K; Schwehr, J; Scott, M; Scully, D I; Seiya, Y; Sekiguchi, T; Sekiya, H; Shibata, M; Shimizu, Y; Shiozawa, M; Short, S; Sinclair, P D; Siyad, M; Smith, B M; Smith, R J; Smy, M; Sobczyk, J T; Sobel, H; Sorel, M; Stahl, A; Stamoulis, P; Steinmann, J; Still, B; Stone, J; Stodulski, M; Strabel, C; Sulej, R; Suzuki, A; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, S; Suzuki, S Y; Suzuki, Y; Suzuki, Y; Swierblewski, J; Szeglowski, T; Szeptycka, M; Tacik, R; Tada, M; Taguchi, M; Takahashi, S; Takeda, A; Takenaga, Y; Takeuchi, Y; Tanaka, K; Tanaka, H A; Tanaka, M; Tanaka, M M; Tanimoto, N; Tashiro, K; Taylor, I; Terashima, A; Terhorst, D; Terri, R; Thompson, L F; Thorley, A; Toki, W; Tobayama, S; Tomaru, T; Totsuka, Y; Touramanis, C; Tsukamoto, T; Tzanov, M; Uchida, Y; Ueno, K; Vacheret, A; Vagins, M; Vasseur, G; Veledar, O; Wachala, T; Walding, J J; Waldron, A V; Walter, C W; Wanderer, P J; Wang, J; Ward, M A; Ward, G P; Wark, D; Wascko, M O; Weber, A; Wendell, R; West, N; Whitehead, L H; Wikström, G; Wilkes, R J; Wilking, M J; Williamson, Z; Wilson, J R; Wilson, R J; Wongjirad, T; Yamada, S; Yamada, Y; Yamamoto, A; Yamamoto, K; Yamanoi, Y; Yamaoka, H; Yamauchi, T; Yanagisawa, C; Yano, T; Yen, S; Yershov, N; Yokoyama, M; Yuan, T; Zalewska, A; Zalipska, J; Zambelli, L; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Zimmerman, E D; Zito, M; Zmuda, J

    2012-01-01

    We report a measurement of muon-neutrino disappearance in the T2K experiment. The 295-km muon-neutrino beam from Tokai to Kamioka is the first implementation of the off-axis technique in a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. With data corresponding to 1.43 10**20 protons on target, we observe 31 fully-contained single muon-like ring events in Super-Kamiokande, compared with an expectation of 104 +- 14 (syst) events without neutrino oscillations. The best-fit point for two-flavor nu_mu -> nu_tau oscillations is sin**2(2 theta_23) = 0.98 and |\\Delta m**2_32| = 2.65 10**-3 eV**2. The boundary of the 90 % confidence region includes the points (sin**2(2 theta_23),|\\Delta m**2_32|) = (1.0, 3.1 10**-3 eV**2), (0.84, 2.65 10**-3 eV**2) and (1.0, 2.2 10**-3 eV**2).

  14. 100% noninductive operation at high beta using off-axis ECCD

    The Advanced Tokamak (AT) program on DIII-D is developing the scientific basis for steady-state, high-performance operation in future devices. The key element of the program is to demonstrate sustainment of 100% noninductive current for several seconds at high beta. Guided by integrated modeling, recent experiments using up to 2.5 MW of off-axis electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) and up to 15 MW neutral beam injection (NBI) with q95 ∼ 5 have sustained ∼ 100% of the plasma current noninductively for 1 s at high beta (β ∼ 3.6%, βN ∼ 3.4, above the no-wall limit) with qmin ≥ 1.5 and good confinement (H89 ∼ 2.3). Integrated modeling using both empirical and theory-based models is used to design experiments and to interpret their results. These experiments have achieved the parameters required for the ITER Q=5 steady-state scenario, and the same modeling tools are applied to ITER AT scenario development. (author)

  15. A simple sign for recognizing off-axis OCT measurement beam placement in the context of multicentre studies.

    Lisanne J Balk

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT allows quantification of the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL thickness, a potential biomarker for neurodegeneration. The estimated annual RNFL loss in multiple sclerosis amounts to 2 μm using time domain OCT. The recognition of measurement artifacts exceeding this limit is relevant for the successful use of OCT as a secondary outcome measure in clinical trials. METHODS: Prospective study design. An exploratory pilot study (ring and volume scans followed by a cohort study (1,980 OCT ring scans. The OCT measurement beam was placed off-axis to the left, right, top and bottom of the subjects pupil and RNFL thickness of these scans were compared to the centrally placed reference scans. RESULTS: Off-axis placement of the OCT measurement beam resulted in significant artifacts in RNFL thickness measurements (95%CI 9μm, maximal size of error 42μm. Off-axis placement gave characteristic patterns of the OCT live images which are not necessarily saved for review. Off-axis placement also causes regional inhomogeneity of reflectivity in the outer nuclear (ONL and outer plexiform layers (OPL which remains visible on scans saved for review. CONCLUSION: Off-axis beam placement introduces measurement artifacts at a magnitude which may mask recognition of RNFL loss due to neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis. The resulting pattern in the OCT live image can only be recognised by the technician capturing the scans. Once the averaged scans have been aligned this pattern is lost. Retrospective identification of this artifact is however possible by presence of regional inhomogeneity of ONL/OPL reflectivity. This simple and robust sign may be considered for quality control criteria in the setting of multicentre OCT studies. The practical advice of this study is to keep the OCT image in the acquisition window horizontally aligned whenever possible.

  16. Rise and fall of the X-ray flash 080330: an off-axis jet?

    Guidorzi, C.; Clemens, C.; Kobayashi, S.; Granot, J.; Melandri, A.; D'Avanzo, P.; Kuin, N. P. M.; Klotz, A.; Fynbo, J. P. U.; Covino, S.; Greiner, J.; Malesani, D.; Mao, J.; Mundell, C. G.; Steele, I. A.; Jakobsson, P.; Margutti, R.; Bersier, D.; Campana, S.; Chincarini, G.; D'Elia, V.; Fugazza, D.; Genet, F.; Gomboc, A.; Krühler, T.; Küpcü Yoldaş, A.; Moretti, A.; Mottram, C. J.; O'Brien, P. T.; Smith, R. J.; Szokoly, G.; Tagliaferri, G.; Tanvir, N. R.; Gehrels, N.

    2009-05-01

    Context: X-ray flashes (XRFs) are a class of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) with a peak energy of the time-integrated ν F_ν spectrum, E_p, typically below 30 keV, whereas classical GRBs have Ep of a few hundreds of keV. Apart from Ep and the systematically lower luminosity, the properties of XRFs, such as their duration or spectral indices, are typical of the classical GRBs. Yet, the nature of XRFs and their differences from GRBs are not understood. In addition, there is no consensus on the interpretation of the shallow decay phase observed in most X-ray afterglows of both XRFs and GRBs. Aims: We examine in detail the case of XRF 080330 discovered by Swift at redshift 1.51. This burst is representative of the XRF class and exhibits an X-ray shallow decay. The rich broadband (from NIR to UV) photometric data set we collected during this phase makes it an ideal candidate for testing the off-axis jet interpretation proposed to explain both the softness of XRFs and the shallow decay phase. Methods: We present prompt γ-ray, early and late NIR/visible/UV and X-ray observations of the XRF 080330. We derive a spectral energy distribution from NIR to X-ray bands across the shallow/plateau phase and describe the temporal evolution of the multi-wavelength afterglow within the context of the standard afterglow model. Results: The multiwavelength evolution of the afterglow is achromatic from ~102 s to ~8×104 s. The energy spectrum from NIR to X-ray is reproduced well by a simple power-law, F_ν∝ν-β_ox, with β_ox = 0.79±0.01 and negligible rest-frame dust extinction. The light curve can be modelled by either a piecewise power-law or the combination of a smoothly broken power law with an initial rise up to ~600 s, a plateau lasting up to ~2 ks, followed by a gradual steepening to a power-law decay index of ~2 until 82 ks. At this point, a bump appears to be modelled well with a second component, while the corresponding optical energy spectrum, F_ν∝ν-β_o, reddens by

  17. Radio follow-up observations of stellar tidal disruption flares: Constraints on off-axis jets

    Körding E.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Observations of active galactic nuclei (AGN and X-ray binaries have shown that relativistic jets are ubiquitous when compact objects accrete. One could therefore anticipate the launch of a jet after a star is disrupted and accreted by a massive black hole. This birth of a relativistic jet may have been observed recently in two stellar tidal disruption flares (TDFs, which were discovered in gamma-rays by Swift. Yet no transient radio emission has been detected from the tens of TDF candidates that were discovered at optical to soft X-ray frequencies. Because the sample that was followed-up at radio frequencies is small, the non-detections can be explained by Doppler boosting, which reduces the jet flux for off-axis observers. Plus, the existing followup observation are mostly within ∼ 10 months of the discovery, so the non-detections can also be due to a delay of the radio emission with respect to the time of disruption. To test the conjecture that all TDFs launch jets, we obtained 5 GHz follow-up observations with the Jansky VLA of six known TDFs. To avoid missing delayed jet emission, our observations probe 1–8 years since the estimated time of disruption. None of the sources are detected, with very deep upper limits at the 10 micro Jansky level. These observations rule out the hypothesis that these TDFs launched jets similar to radio-loud quasars. We also constrain the possibility that the flares hosted a jet identical to Sw 1644+57.

  18. State of the art in atomic resolution off-axis electron holography

    As proposed by Hannes Lichte, to resolve structure–property relations not only the question “Which atom is where?” but also the question “Which fields are around?” has to be answered. High-resolution off-axis electron holography opens up an access to these key questions in that it allows accessing the complete exit-wave of the object provided within the information limit of the microscope, i.e. amplitude and phase including atomic details such as position and species, and moreover, information about large area electric potentials and magnetic fields, which a conventional transmission electron microscope is blind for—also when using a Cs-corrector. For an excellent object exit-wave reconstruction, special care has to be taken on the hologram quality, i.e. interference fringe contrast and electron dose. Severe restrictions are given to signal resolution by the limited brightness of the electron source. Utilizing a new high-brightness Schottky field electron emitter in a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope operated at 300 kV, the phase signal resolution at atomic resolution can significantly be enhanced. An improvement by at least a factor of 2.88 compared to the most recently reported single hologram at atomic resolution is found. To proof the applicability of this setup to real materials science problems, a grain boundary of gold has been investigated holographically. -- Highlights: ► Impact of the brightness on the reconstructed signal in electron holography. ► Factor 2.8 gain in signal quality by setup with a high brightness electron gun. ► Investigation of a grain boundary in gold with a state-of-the-art holography setup. ► A-posteriori aberration fine-tuning for true one Angstrom resolution in the object wave. ► Mistilt analysis on the atomic scale by numerical wave optics.

  19. Laser based sub-picosecond electron bunch characterization using 90 degree Thomson scattering

    X-rays produced by 90 degree Thomson scattering of a femtosecond, near infrared, terawatt laser pulse off a 50 MeV electron beam are shown to be an effective diagnostic to measure transverse and longitudinal density distributions of an electron beam (e-beam) with subpicosecond time resolution. The laser beam was focused onto the e-beam waist, generating 30 keV x-rays in the forward direction. The transverse and longitudinal e-beam structure have been obtained by measuring the intensity of the x-ray beam, while scanning the laser beam across the e-beam in space and time. The e-beam divergence has been obtained through measurement of spatial and spectral characteristics of the scattered x-ray beam

  20. Geometric effects of 90-degree vertical elbows on global two-phase flow parameters

    Geometric effects of 90-degree vertical elbows on global two-phase flow parameters, in particular pressure drop and flow regime transition are investigated. Pressure measurements are obtained along the test section over a wide range of flow conditions in both single-phase and two-phase flow conditions. A two-phase pressure drop correlation analogous to Lockhart-Martinelli correlation is proposed to predict the minor loss across the elbows. Flow visualization is performed to study the effect of elbows on the two-phase flow regime transition. Modified flow regime maps for horizontal and vertical-downward two-phase flow are obtained which demonstrate that downstream of the elbows flow regime transition boundaries deviate significantly from the conventional flow regime transition boundaries. (author)

  1. Multipole contribution from an off-axis orbit in an IR quadrupole and the consequences on the dynamic aperture

    The low-energy beam of the proposed PEP-II B factory enters the first quadrupole (Q1) after the interaction point off axis in order to separate the low-energy beam from the high-energy beam. The off-axis beam orbit in Q1 gives rise to significant feed-down terms from higher multipoles that originate from systematic effects and random fabrication errors. The authors study superconducting and permanent magnet designs of Q1, and look at the effect these different designs have on the dynamic aperture. Including a dipole field in a superconducting design allows one to offset the magnetic axis from the mechanical axis, thereby maintaining the separation of the beams while greatly reducing the feed-down effect. They illustrate relevant points of the discussion with tracking results for the PEP-II low-energy ring

  2. Spectral properties of a broad-area diode laser with off-axis external-cavity feedback

    Chi, Mingjun; Petersen, Paul Michael

    2013-01-01

    intensity noise spectrum of the diode laser shows that the intensity noise is increased strongly by the external-cavity feedback. External-cavity modes are excited in the external cavity even in the off-axis configuration. The peak spacing of the intensity noise spectrum shows that single roundtrip external......Spectral properties, both the optical spectrum and the intensity noise spectrum, of a broad-area diode laser with off-axis external-cavity feedback are presented. We show that the optical spectrum of the diode laser system is shifted to longer wavelengths due to the external-cavity feedback. The......-cavity modes are excited. We believe that the four-wave mixing process in the broad-area diode laser is responsible for the establishment of the external-cavity mode....

  3. Observation of hole accumulation in Ge/Si core/shell nanowires using off-axis electron holography.

    Li, Luying; Smith, David J; Dailey, Eric; Madras, Prashanth; Drucker, Jeff; McCartney, Martha R

    2011-02-01

    Hole accumulation in Ge/Si core/shell nanowires (NWs) has been observed and quantified using off-axis electron holography and other electron microscopy techniques. The epitaxial [110]-oriented Ge/Si core/shell NWs were grown on Si (111) substrates by chemical vapor deposition through the vapor-liquid-solid growth mechanism. High-angle annular-dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy images and off-axis electron holograms were obtained from specific NWs. The excess phase shifts measured by electron holography across the NWs indicated the presence of holes inside the Ge cores. Calculations based on a simplified coaxial cylindrical model gave hole densities of (0.4 ± 0.2) /nm(3) in the core regions. PMID:21244011

  4. High βp plasma formation using off-axis ECCD in Ohmic heated plasma in the spherical tokamak QUEST

    Mishra Kishore

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available High poloidal beta (ɛβp ~ 1 operation in steady state condition in tokamaks is of great interest and has previously been demonstrated using NBI, LHCD and low current (Ip plasma for a short time (<0.5 s. A very few experiments however, have been performed towards the investigation of highest obtainable βp in tokamak plasma. In this work we report the first result of high βp production and its sustainment though an off axis ECCD at two different frequencies (fundamental and second harmonic in Ohmic (OH target plasma. With application of ECCD, plasma βp increased to encounter an equilibrium limit and the standard limiter configuration is transformed to an Inboard Poloidal field Null (IPN configuration. Both off-axis and on-axis ECCD is studied and found to have some distinctive features, which are discussed in this paper.

  5. Off-Axis Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Modeling Based On A Two-Dimensional Axisymmetric Hydrodynamics Simulation

    van Eerten, Hendrik; MacFadyen, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Starting as highly relativistic collimated jets, gamma-ray burst outflows gradually decelerate and become non-relativistic spherical blast waves. Although detailed analytical solutions describing the afterglow emission received by an on-axis observer during both the early and late phases of the outflow evolution exist, a calculation of the received flux during the intermediate phase and for an off-axis observer requires either a more simplified analytical model or direct numerical simulations of the outflow dynamics. In this paper we present light curves for off-axis observers covering the long-term evolution of the blast wave calculated from a high resolution two-dimensional relativistic hydrodynamics simulation using a synchrotron radiation model. We compare our results to earlier analytical work and calculate the consequence of the observer angle with respect to the jet axis both for the detection of orphan afterglows and for jet break fits to the observational data. We find that observable jet breaks can ...

  6. Design of off-axis four-mirror optical system without obscuration based on free-form surface

    Huang, Chenxu; Liu, Xin

    2015-11-01

    With the development of modern military technology, the requirements of airborne electro-optical search and tracking system are increasing on target detection and recognition. However, traditional off-axis three-mirror system couldn't meet the requirements for reducing weight and compacting size in some circumstances. Based on Seidel aberration theory, by restricting the aberration functions, the optical system could achieve initial construction parameters. During the designing process, decenters and tilts of mirrors were adjusted continuously to eliminate the obscurations. To balance off-axis aberration and increase angle of view, the free-form mirror was introduced into the optical system. Then an unobstructed optical system with effective focal length of 100 mm, FOV of 16°×16°, and relative aperture as F/7 is designed. The results show that the system structure is compact, with imaging qualities approaching diffraction limit.

  7. IGRINS Mirror Mount Design for Three Off-Axis Collimators and One Slit-Viewer Fold Mirror

    Rukdee, Surangkhana; Park, Chan; Kim, Kang-Min; Lee, Sung-Ho; Chun, Moo-Young; Yuk, In-Soo; Oh, Hee-Young; Jung, Hwa-Kyoung; Lee, Chung-Uk; Lee, Han-Shin; Rafal, Marc D.; Barnes, Stuart; Jaffe, Daniel T.

    2012-06-01

    The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin are developing a near infrared wide-band high resolution spectrograph, immersion grating infrared spectrometer (IGRINS). The compact white-pupil design of the instrument optics uses seven cryogenic mirrors, including three aspherical off-axis collimators and four flat fold mirrors. In this study, we introduce the optomechanical mount designs of three off-axis collimating mirrors and one flat slit-viewer fold mirror. Two of the off-axis collimators are serving as H and K-band pupil transfer mirrors, and are designed as system alignment compensators in combination with the H2RG focal plane array detectors in each channel. For this reason, the mount designs include tip-tilt and parallel translation adjustment mechanisms to properly perform the precision alignment function. This means that the off-axis mirrors' optomechanical mount designs are among the most sensitive tasks in all IGRINS system hardware. The other flat fold mirror is designed within its very limitedly allowed work space. This slit-viewer fold m irror is mounted with its own version of the six-point kinematic optics mount. The design work consists of a computer-aided 3D modeling and finite element analysis (FEA) technique to optimize the structural stability and the thermal behavior of the mount models. From the structural and thermal FEA studies, we conclude that the four IGRINS mirror mounts are well designed to meet all optical stability tolerances and system thermal requirements.

  8. Hybridization approach to in-line and off-axis (electron) holography for superior resolution and phase sensitivity

    C. Ozsoy-Keskinbora; Boothroyd, C. B.; Dunin-Borkowski, R. E.; van Aken, P. A.; Koch, C T

    2014-01-01

    Holography - originally developed for correcting spherical aberration in transmission electron microscopes - is now used in a wide range of disciplines that involve the propagation of waves, including light optics, electron microscopy, acoustics and seismology. In electron microscopy, the two primary modes of holography are Gabor's original in-line setup and an off-axis approach that was developed subsequently. These two techniques are highly complementary, offering superior phase sensitivity...

  9. In-the-plane design of an off-axis ophthalmic adaptive optics system using toroidal mirrors

    Liu, Zhuolin; Kocaoglu, Omer P.; Miller, Donald T.

    2013-01-01

    Adaptive optics (AO) ophthalmoscopes have garnered increased clinical and scientific use for imaging the microscopic retina. Unlike conventional ophthalmoscopes, however, AO systems are commonly designed with spherical mirrors that must be used off-axis. This arrangement causes astigmatism to accumulate at the retina and pupil conjugate planes, degrading AO performance. To mitigate this effect and more fully tap the benefit of AO, we investigated a novel solution based on toroidal mirrors. De...

  10. Solving the neutrino parameter degeneracy by measuring the T2K off-axis beam in Korea

    Hagiwara, K; Senda, K; Hagiwara, Kaoru; Okamura, Naotoshi; Senda, Ken-ichi

    2006-01-01

    The T2K neutrino oscillation experiment will start in 2009. In this experiment the center of the neutrino beam from J-PARC at Tokai village will go through underground beneath Super-Kamiokande, reach the sea level east of Korean shore, and an off-axis beam at $0.5^{\\circ}$ to $1.0^{\\circ}$ can be observed in Korea. We study physics impacts of putting a 100 kt-level Water \\cerenkov detector in Korea during the T2K experimental period. For a combination of the $3^{\\circ}$ off-axis beam at SK with baseline length L = 295 km and the $0.5^{\\circ}$ off-axis beam in the east coast of Korea at L = 1000 km, we find that the neutrino mass hierarchy (the sign of $m^2_{3} - m^2_1$) can be resolved and the CP phase of the MNS unitary matrix can be constrained uniquely at 3-$\\sigma$ level when \\sin^2 2\\theta_{\\rm rct} $ \\ge 0.06 $.

  11. Discovery of Off-Axis Melt Lenses at the RIDGE-2000 East Pacific Rise Integrated Studies Site

    Canales, J.; Carbotte, S. M.; Mutter, J. C.; Nedimović, M. R.; Carton, H.; Xu, M.; Newman, K.; Aghaei, O.; Marjanović, M.; Stowe, L.

    2008-12-01

    The first multi-streamer 3D seismic reflection experiment conducted aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth was carried out in July-August 2008 at the RIDGE-2000 Integrated Studies Site at the East Pacific Rise between 9°37'N and 9°57'N. One of the major findings of this cruise is the presence of at least three regions with prominent near-axis crustal reflectors that we interpret as off-axis melt lenses (OAML) injected at mid-crustal levels to both the east and west of the ridge crest. In some instances these regions are associated with subtle topographic expressions of seafloor volcanism. The first set of OAML reflections was discovered near 9° 54'N at distances from the ridge axis that range from ~4 to ~7 km, and extending ~6.3 km in the ridge-parallel direction. Two-way travel times from the seafloor to the OAML are 750-830 ms, which correspond to depths of ~1,800-2,000 m (assuming an average upper crustal velocity of 4.7 km/s), although in some cases there is evidence for deeper (~1,420 ms, or ~3,330 m) reflections farther off-axis forming a staircase-like system of melt lenses. A second set of OAML reflections was discovered further south near 9° 39'N also within 3-6 km east of the spreading axis, and extending ~3.3 km in the ridge-parallel direction. Crustal travel times to these OAML reflections are 710-830 ms (1,700-2,000 m below seafloor). In this region the OAML is locally underlain by deeper reflections at depths of 1,300 ms (~3,100 m) that could indicate off-axis melt sill intrusions at multiple levels. A smaller OAML was found within 2 km west of the axis near 9° 52'N. In this paper we present preliminary cross-sections of this dataset to evaluate the extent and general characteristics of these off-axis events, which highlight the importance of off-axis magmatism in crustal accretion along this section of the East Pacific Rise.

  12. Numerical Investigation on Fluid Flow in a 90-Degree Curved Pipe with Large Curvature Ratio

    Yan Wang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to understand the mechanism of fluid flows in curved pipes, a large number of theoretical and experimental researches have been performed. As a critical parameter of curved pipe, the curvature ratio δ has received much attention, but most of the values of δ are very small (δ<0.1 or relatively small (δ≤0.5. As a preliminary study and simulation this research studied the fluid flow in a 90-degree curved pipe of large curvature ratio. The Detached Eddy Simulation (DES turbulence model was employed to investigate the fluid flows at the Reynolds number range from 5000 to 20000. After validation of the numerical strategy, the pressure and velocity distribution, pressure drop, fluid flow, and secondary flow along the curved pipe were illustrated. The results show that the fluid flow in a curved pipe with large curvature ratio seems to be unlike that in a curved pipe with small curvature ratio. Large curvature ratio makes the internal flow more complicated; thus, the flow patterns, the separation region, and the oscillatory flow are different.

  13. Unsteady flow characteristics in a 90 degree elbow affected by developed, undeveloped and swirling inflow conditions

    Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) measurements in a 90 degree elbow of which the curvature radius coincides with its inner diameter were examined for the cases of inflow from a long pipe, short pipe and swirl generator. Ensemble averaged flow distribution at the Reynolds number of 320000 based on the inner pipe diameter and bulk velocity shows that shortening the upstream pipe length to 4.9D from 10D induces the flow separation downstream of the elbow. Detailed observation suggests that shortening upstream pipe weakens the Prandtl's secondary flow of the first kind. Our swirl generator induced a swirling inflow with the non-dimensional angular momentum of 0.12 based on the inner pipe diameter and bulk velocity. The circumferential velocity distribution formed a shape like a Rankine combined vortex at the elbow inlet, and the accelerated axial velocity was observed at the vortex center. The axial velocity distribution however was found to be almost the same as that of the non-swirl inflow case in the latter half of the elbow. Frequency analyses showed that the Strouhal number by vortex shedding from the boundary layer occurring at the inner side of the elbow become 0.5, except for 0.6 in the case of the long pipe. The change of the Strouhal number is probably related with the boundary layer width and the local flow velocity. (author)

  14. Geometric effects of 90-degree Elbow in the development of interfacial structures in horizontal bubbly flow

    Present study investigates the geometric effects of flow obstruction on the distribution of local two-phase flow parameters and their transport characteristics in horizontal bubbly flow. The round glass tubes of 50.3 mm in inner diameter are employed as test sections, along which a 90-degree Elbow is located at L/D = 206.6 from the two-phase mixture inlet. In total, 15 different flow conditions are examined within the air-water bubbly flow regime. The detailed local two-phase flow parameters are acquired by the double-sensor conductivity probe at four different axial locations. The effect of elbow is found to be evident in both the distribution of local parameters and their development. The elbow clearly promotes bubble interactions resulting in significant changes in interfacial area concentration. It is also found that the elbow-effect propagates to be more significant further downstream (L/D = 250) than immediate downstream (L/D 225) of the elbow. Furthermore, it is shown that the elbow induces significant oscillations in the flow in both vertical and horizontal directions of the tube cross-section. Characteristic geometric effects due to the existence of elbow are also shown clearly in the transport of one-dimensional interfacial area concentration and void fraction along the flow

  15. Leaching patterns and secondary phase formation during unsaturated leaching of UO2 at 90 degrees C

    Experiments are being conducted that examine the reaction of UO2 with dripping oxygenated ground water at 90 degrees C. The experiments are designed to identify secondary phases formed during UO2 alteration, evaluate parameters controlling U release, and act as scoping tests for studies with spent fuel. This study is the first of its kind that examines the alteration of UO2 under unsaturated conditions expected to exist at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository site. Results suggest the UO2 matrix will readily react within a few months after being exposed to simulated Yucca Mountain conditions. A pulse of rapid U release, combined with the formation of dehydrated schoepite on the UO2 surface, characterizes the reaction between one to two years. Rapid dissolution of intergrain boundaries and spallation of UO2 granules appears to be responsible for much of the U released. Differential release of the UO2 granules may be responsible for much of the variation observed between duplicate experiments. Less than 5 wt % of the released U remains in solution or in a suspended form, while the remaining settles out of solution as fine particles or is reprecipitated as secondary phases. Subsequent to the pulse period, U release rates decline and a more stable assemblage of uranyl silicate phases are formed by incorporating cations from the ground water leachant. Uranophane, boltwoodite, and sklodowskite appear as the final solubility limiting phases that form in these tests. This observed paragenetic sequence (from uraninite to schoepite-type phases to uranyl silicates) is identical to those observed in weathered zones of natural uraninite occurrences. The combined results indicate that the release of radionuclides from spent fuel may not be limited by U solubility constraints, but that spallation of particulate matter may be an important, if not the dominant release mechanism affecting release

  16. Design considerations for an unconventional infrared prism with a 90-degree ray deviation

    Akarca, Beyza; Artan, Göktuǧ G.

    2015-09-01

    In this study, the optical performance of a 90 degree prism working in the mid-wave infrared region with the purpose of carrying a beam of light from one optical system to another in an unconventional way is discussed. First, a group of mirrors is considered as a design alternative to lower the overall cost of the system. However, using mirrors greatly increases the diameter of the beam due to the rays coming from wide field of view angles. Another drawback of mirrors is that having separate mirrors requires precise alignment for the system to work at full performance which is difficult for the given application. However, these alignment issues are not valid for a single piece prism. Therefore, a single piece prism is the preferred option and has been taken into account in this study. Material selection is important, especially in the mid-wave infrared region where the index of refraction differs greatly from material to material. Silicon and Germanium are the materials preferred because of their high index of refraction and transmission characteristics. Aside from optical properties, these materials are also considered in terms of manufacturability. Also, options for the coatings to be applied to reflecting surfaces of the prism are discussed with regard to the transmission loss within the system. In order to have total internal reflection within a prism, coatings must be chosen carefully to handle transmission loss at the reflecting surfaces. All of the system parameters are examined using sequential and non-sequential modes of ZEMAX OpticStudio software.

  17. Effect of secondary flow generated in 90-degree bend upon high-cycle thermal fatigue in a mixing tee

    In nuclear power plants, there are many T-junctions at which different temperature fluids are mixed. When the fluids with different temperature are mixed, temperature fluctuation in fluids reachs wall and high-cycle heat fatigue occurs. Depending on amplitude and frequency of temperature fluctuation, it could lead to pipe rupture accident at worst. In addition, in case of the T-junction with 90-degree bend at upstream, there is higher risk for pipe rupture accident due to secondary flow which arises in the 90-degree bend. In this study, the effects of temperature fluctuation above the T-junction in case of different distance of 90-degree bend outlet to the T-junction are investigated. (author)

  18. Magnetic field control of 90 Degree-Sign , 180 Degree-Sign , and 360 Degree-Sign domain wall resistance

    Majidi, Roya, E-mail: royamajidi@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Lavizan, 16788-15811 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-10-01

    In the present work, we have compared the resistance of the 90 Degree-Sign , 180 Degree-Sign , and 360 Degree-Sign domain walls in the presence of external magnetic field. The calculations are based on the Boltzmann transport equation within the relaxation time approximation. One-dimensional Neel-type domain walls between two domains whose magnetization differs by angle of 90 Degree-Sign , 180 Degree-Sign , and 360 Degree-Sign are considered. The results indicate that the resistance of the 360 Degree-Sign DW is more considerable than that of the 90 Degree-Sign and 180 Degree-Sign DWs. It is also found that the domain wall resistance can be controlled by applying transverse magnetic field. Increasing the strength of the external magnetic field enhances the domain wall resistance. In providing spintronic devices based on magnetic nanomaterials, considering and controlling the effect of domain wall on resistivity are essential.

  19. Metal-marked Tumor Tracking in Less than 90 degree Two Pair Stereo X-ray System Simulation

    The goal of radiation therapy is to be exposed to radiation for only cancer tissues. To give accurate therapy, recently, variable forms of guidance system are loaded on radiation therapy equipment. In Vero SBRT system, included angle of two kV imaging system is 90 degree. In current progressing research, two-pair kV imaging system at angle less than 90 degree is needed to increase moving range of a MV beam head. In this study, our study simulated tracking metal marker inserted into tumor at angle less than 90 degree. The lesion location is found by two sources and two points that are detected in detectors. When a lesion located in the middle depth of a phantom, marker is exactly tracked and tracking error is lower than 2mm. (x, y, z) each unit error is lower than 1mm. In this simulation, if another depth and x coordinate translation is larger, error is larger, too

  20. Metal-marked Tumor Tracking in Less than 90 degree Two Pair Stereo X-ray System Simulation

    Jeong, Hanseong; Lee, Seho; Kim, Youngju; Oh, Ohsung; Kim, Jeongho; Lee, Seung Wook [Pusan National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    The goal of radiation therapy is to be exposed to radiation for only cancer tissues. To give accurate therapy, recently, variable forms of guidance system are loaded on radiation therapy equipment. In Vero SBRT system, included angle of two kV imaging system is 90 degree. In current progressing research, two-pair kV imaging system at angle less than 90 degree is needed to increase moving range of a MV beam head. In this study, our study simulated tracking metal marker inserted into tumor at angle less than 90 degree. The lesion location is found by two sources and two points that are detected in detectors. When a lesion located in the middle depth of a phantom, marker is exactly tracked and tracking error is lower than 2mm. (x, y, z) each unit error is lower than 1mm. In this simulation, if another depth and x coordinate translation is larger, error is larger, too.

  1. Study of quark flow in exclusive reactions at 90 degrees in the center of mass (AGS E838)

    We report a study of quark flow in 20 exclusive reactions measured at Brookhaven National Laboratory's AGS with a beam momentum of 5.9 GeV/c at 90 degree in the center of mass. This experiment confirms the strong quark flow reaction mechanism dependence of two-body hadron scattering at large angles seen at 9.9 GeV/c. Large differences in cross sections for different reactions are consistent with the dominance of quark interchange in these 90 degree reactions, and indicate that pure gluon exchange and quark/antiquark annihilation diagrams are less important. copyright 1995 American Institute of Physics

  2. Use of off-axis injection as an alternative to geometrically merging beams in an energy-recovering linac

    Douglas, David R.

    2012-01-10

    A method of using off-axis particle beam injection in energy-recovering linear accelerators that increases operational efficiency while eliminating the need to merge the high energy re-circulating beam with an injected low energy beam. In this arrangement, the high energy re-circulating beam and the low energy beam are manipulated such that they are within a predetermined distance from one another and then the two immerged beams are injected into the linac and propagated through the system. The configuration permits injection without geometric beam merging as well as decelerated beam extraction without the use of typical beamline elements.

  3. Exploring for Volcanic and Hydrothermal Activity Above Off-axis Melt Lenses near the East Pacific Rise

    White, S. M.; Lee, A. J.; Rubin, K. H.

    2015-12-01

    Two Alvin dives (AL 4771 and 4774) transected the seafloor directly above the two largest Off-Axis Melt Lenses (O-AML) east of the East Pacific Rise (EPR) axis at 9 39'N and 9 54'N. In 2008, a 3D high-resolution seismic reflection survey (MGL-0812) discovered O-AMLs 3-7 km from the EPR at 2-3 km below the seafloor. Several other O-AML in the crust have been subsequently detected in several locations up to 20 km from the spreading axis at fast and intermediate spreading ridges; understanding their impacts is increasingly important. During the dives, no currently active hydrothermal venting or fresh lava was seen, suggesting that these features do not constantly power off-axis geological activity. However, the seafloor appears much younger at small volcanic seamounts in the 9 39'N than at the 9 54'N site. At 9 39'N, we used Alvin to explore the off-axis volcanic mound complex, reaching the summit of the three largest mounds. Although no evidence for on-going hydrothermal or volcanic activity was detected, the seafloor wore a thin sediment layer of ~10cm and thin Mn-coatings on 9 rock samples, suggesting volcanism more recently than would be expected based on the spreading-rate age of the crust. At 9 54'N, the Alvin trackline started south of a prominent abyssal hill, which has an unusual D-shape over 1 km wide in the center, crossed the abyssal hill, visited two local hummocks on top, and then attempted to find volcanic activity on the near slope of EPR axis by going as far west was possible during the dive. Heavy sediment everywhere on the abyssal hill, to the depth of push cores (~30 cm) and probably much deeper in many areas and 4 rock samples from the abyssal hill were quite weathered with little glass intact, suggest that this site is unaffected by the underlying O-AML. Upslope toward the EPR west of the abyssal hill, 4 rocks collected appear somewhat younger, and sediment became thinner. In addition, 3 CTD tow-yos over each O-AML found no evidence of active

  4. Focal Image Plane Detection Based on Central Coordinate Point Spectral Value in Off-Axis Digital Particle Holography

    Qiu, Peizhen; Deng, Lijun; Lu, Wenhui

    2015-12-01

    A method to detect the focal image plane from a single off-axis digital particle hologram is proposed. This method utilizes the central coordinate point spectral value of the reconstructed particle image as focusing criterion to detect the focal image plane. It is found that the central coordinate point spectral values come into maximum when the reconstruction distance is equal to the actual distance that was used in experiment of hologram acquisition. Numerical simulations are given to validate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method. The proposed method is a potential and better option for studying three dimensional particles by using digital holography.

  5. A comparison of designs of off-axis Gregorian telescopes for mm-wave large focal plane arrays

    Hanany, S; Hanany, Shaul; Marrone, Daniel P.

    2002-01-01

    We compare the diffraction-limited field of view (FOV) provided by four types of off-axis Gregorian telescopes: the classical Gregorian, the aplanatic Gregorian, and designs that cancel astigmatism and both astigmatism and coma. The analysis is carried out using telescope parameters that are appropriate for satellite and balloon-borne millimeter and sub-millimeter wave astrophysics. We find that the design that cancels both coma and astigmatism provides the largest flat FOV, about 21 square degrees. We also find that the FOV can be increased by about 15% by optimizing the shape and location of the focal surface.

  6. Investigation of phase objects using off-axis digital holography with a-priori known information on the reference wave

    Off-axis digital holography with a-priori known information on the reference wave allows phase reconstruction from a single interference pattern, thus, being a promising tool for investigations of dynamic processes. The paper presents the method aimed for estimation of angles between the object and reference wave from a single digital hologram. This information is essential for hologram reconstruction using a-priori known data on the reference wave and may also be beneficial in other reconstruction methods. The technique was validated using a specially prepared phase object; the recording was performed at various angles between the object and reference beams. Main factors affecting the reconstructed phase quality were analyzed.

  7. Bucket-by-bucket on-axis/off-axis injection by fast kicker with variable position dependence of kick

    The bucket-by-bucket on-axis/off-axis injection system is proposed with new stripline fast kicker with variable position dependence of kick, from dipole to quadrupole, controlled by the drive voltage and its polarity. Applying the injection system to on-axis injection necessary for ultimate storage rings with narrow dynamic aperture, every bucket can be stored to achieve high average current with top-up operation. Also the minimum perturbation for stored beam can be achieved with the system by limiting the perturbations to injected bucket. Also the impurity electrons are prevented from injection with this system. (author)

  8. Fresnel diffraction by a circular aperture with off-axis illumination and its use in deconvolution of microscope images.

    Sheppard, Colin J R; Cooper, Ian J

    2004-04-01

    The Fresnel approximation for off-axis illumination of a circular aperture is reexamined. The point-spread function for an aberration-free system can be expressed in terms of redefined optical coordinates. An improved expression is given for contours of constant intensity in the focal plane. The variation in axial width of the focal spot with angle of offset is discussed. The predictions are compared with exact calculations of the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction integral. Limitations for application in deconvolution of microscope images formed with objectives of finite tube length are discussed. PMID:15078025

  9. Domain structure and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in CoFe/Pd multilayers using off-axis electron holography

    Multilayers of Co90Fe10/Pd with different bilayer thicknesses, have been deposited by dc-magnetron sputtering on thermally oxidized Si wafers. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the highly textured crystalline films had columnar structure, while scanning transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy respectively indicated some layer waviness and surface roughness. The magnetic domain structure and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) of the Co90Fe10/Pd multilayers were investigated by off-axis electron holography and magnetic force microscopy. The Co90Fe10 layer thickness was the primary factor determining the magnetic domain size and the perpendicular magnetization: both decreased as the thickness increased. The strongest PMA was observed in the sample with the thinnest magnetic layer of 0.45 nm. - Highlights: • Multilayers of Co90Fe10/Pd with different bilayer thickness were deposited using sputtering. • Sample examined using (S)TEM and off-axis electron holography.. • Co90Fe10 layer thickness was the primary factor determining magnetic domain morphology. • Perpendicular magnetic isotropy (PMA) decreased as Co90Fe10 layer thickness increased

  10. Evaluation of off-axis wedge correction factor using diode dosimeters for estimation of delivered dose in external radiotherapy

    Mahmoud Allahverdi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available An in vivo dosimetry system, using p-type diode dosimeters, was characterized for clinical applications of treatment machines ranging in megavoltage energies. This paper investigates two different models of diodes for externally wedged beams and explains a new algorithm for the calculation of the target dose at various tissue depths in external radiotherapy. The values of off-axis wedge correction factors were determined at two different positions in the wedged (toward the thick and thin edges and in the non-wedged directions on entrance and exit surfaces of a polystyrene phantom in 60 Co and 6 MV photon beams. Depth transmission was defined on the entrance and exit surfaces to obtain the off-axis wedge correction factor at any depth. As the sensitivity of the diodes depends on physical characteristics [field size, source-skin distance (SSD, thickness, backscatter], correction factors were applied to the diode reading when measuring conditions different from calibration situations . The results indicate that needful correction factors for 60 Co wedged photons are usually larger than those for 6 MV wedged photon beams. In vivo dosimetry performed with the proposed algorithms at externally wedged beams has negligible probable errors (less than 0.5% and is a reliable method for patient dose control.

  11. Off-axis effects on the multipulse structure of sperm whale usual clicks with implications for sound production

    Zimmer, Walter M. X.; Madsen, Peter T.; Teloni, Valeria; Johnson, Mark P.; Tyack, Peter L.

    2005-11-01

    Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) produce multipulsed clicks with their hypertrophied nasal complex. The currently accepted view of the sound generation process is based on the click structure measured directly in front of, or behind, the whale where regular interpulse intervals (IPIs) are found between successive pulses in the click. Most sperm whales, however, are recorded with the whale in an unknown orientation with respect to the hydrophone where the multipulse structure and the IPI do not conform to a regular pulse pattern. By combining far-field recordings of usual clicks with acoustic and orientation information measured by a tag on the clicking whale, we analyzed clicks from known aspects to the whale. We show that a geometric model based on the bent horn theory for sound production can explain the varying off-axis multipulse structure. Some of the sound energy that is reflected off the frontal sac radiates directly into the water creating an intermediate pulse p1/2 seen in off-axis recordings. The powerful p1 sonar pulse exits the front of the junk as predicted by the bent-horn model, showing that the junk of the sperm whale nasal complex is both anatomically and functionally homologous to the melon of smaller toothed whales.

  12. Effects of particle's off-axis position, shape, orientation and entry position on resistance changes of micro Coulter counting devices

    With the recent advance in micro/nano-fabrication technology, micro Coulter counters have been widely used in detecting and characterizing micro- and nanoscale objects. In this paper, the electrical resistance change during translocation of a non-conducting particle through a channel is studied numerically. The numerical results are validated by proven analytical results available in the literature. The effects of particle's off-axis position, shape and orientation, and entry position are studied for particles with a large dynamic range. From the numerical results, a new fitted correlation is proposed that can accurately predict the resistance change caused by off-axis spherical particles regardless of their size. The shape and orientation effects of the electrical resistance change are studied by changing the axis ratio of spheroid particles and their orientation angles. Results show that a particle's shape and orientation have a significant influence on the resistance change. Simulation of an entry effect indicates that a particle starts to induce a resistance change before it enters the channel and still causes a resistance change even after the particle exits the channel completely. This study will offer some guidelines in designing and implementing Coulter counting devices and experiments, and provide insights into explaining experimental results

  13. DESIGN NOTE: A low interaction two-axis wind tunnel force balance designed for large off-axis loads

    Ostafichuk, Peter M.; Green, Sheldon I.

    2002-10-01

    A novel two-axis wind tunnel force balance using air bushings for off-axis load compensation has been developed. The design offers a compact, robust, and versatile option for precisely measuring horizontal force components irrespective of vertical and moment loads. Two independent stages of cylindrical bushings support large moments and vertical force; there is low interaction due to the minimal friction along the horizontal measurement axes. The current design measures drag and side forces up to 70 N and can safely operate in the presence of vertical loads as large as 2200 N and moment loads up to 425, 750, and 425 N m in roll, pitch, and yaw, respectively. Eleven drag axis calibration trials were conducted with a variety of applied vertical forces and pitching moments. The individual linear calibration slopes for the trials agreed to within 0.18% and the largest residual from all calibrations was 0.38% of full scale. As the residuals were found to obey a normal distribution, with 99% certainty the expected drag resolution of the device is better than 0.30% of full scale, independent of off-axis loads.

  14. M giant kinematics in off-axis fields between 150 and 300 parsecs from the galactic center

    Blum, R D; Sellgren, K; Terndrup, D M; Blum, Robert; Carr, John; Sellgren, Kris; Terndrup, Don

    1995-01-01

    We present radial velocities for approximately 40 stars in each of three optically obscured, off-axis, fields toward the Galactic bulge. Combined with the data presented by Blum et al. (1994), we now have mean radial velocities and radial velocity dispersions in four fields towards the Galactic bulge. These four fields lie nearly along an axis whose position angle from the major axis of the Galaxy is 55\\deg. The observed kinematics generally match both Kent's (1992) axisymmetric and Zhao's (1994) barred dynamical model predictions, but are marginally better described by the latter. The velocity dispersion in our innermost field is high, 153 \\pm 17 \\kms. Our data, combined with that from previous studies at larger radii, suggest that the stellar velocity dispersion is flat or still rising at projected radius R \\aple 150 pc.

  15. Propagation properties of off-axis Hermite-cosh-Gaussian beam combinations through a first-order optical system

    Tang Qian-Jin; Chen Da-Ming; Yu Yong-Ai; Hu Qi-Quan

    2006-01-01

    Based on the Collins integral formula, the analytic expressions of propagation of the coherent and the incoherent off-axis Hermite-cosh-Gaussian (HChG) beam combinations with rectangular symmetry passing through a paraxial first-order optical system are derived, and corresponding numerical examples are given and analysed. The resulting beam quality is discussed in terms of power in the bucket (PIB). The study suggests that the resulting beam cannot keep the initial intensity shape during the propagation and the beam quality for coherent mode is not always better than that for incoherent mode. Reviewing the numerical simulations of Gaussian, Hermite-Gaussian (HG) and cosh-Gaussian (ChG) beam combinations indicates that the Hermite polynomial exerts a chief influence on the irradiance profile of composite beam and far field power concentration.

  16. Field mapping of focused ion beam prepared semiconductor devices by off-axis and dark field electron holography

    Off-axis electron holography is a unique technique in that it can be used to provide maps of the electrostatic potentials and strain in semiconductor specimens with nm-scale resolution. In this paper, we show that if sufficient care is taken, focused ion beam milling can be used to prepare electrically tested devices from a precise location on a wafer for studies of their electrostatic and strain fields as well as their structure and composition. We have compared the physical properties of several devices with process simulations and electrical test results which were measured over a time period of several months. We believe that electron holography can now be used to measure the positions of the electrical junctions and also quantitative values of the strain in an industrial environment. (paper)

  17. Conventional and back-side focused ion beam milling for off-axis electron holography of electrostatic potentials in transistors

    Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom) and RIKEN, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)]. E-mail: rafal.db@msm.cam.ac.uk; Newcomb, Simon B. [Sonsam Limited, Glebe Laboratories, Newport, Co. Tipperary (Ireland)]. E-mail: simon@sonsam.ie; Kasama, Takeshi [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom) and RIKEN, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)]. E-mail: tk305@cam.ac.uk; McCartney, Martha R. [Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1704 (United States)]. E-mail: molly.mccartney@asu.edu; Weyland, Matthew [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom); Midgley, Paul A. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom)

    2005-04-15

    Off-axis electron holography is used to characterize a linear array of transistors, which was prepared for examination in cross-sectional geometry in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) using focused ion beam (FIB) milling from the substrate side of the semiconductor device. The measured electrostatic potential is compared with results obtained from TEM specimens prepared using the more conventional 'trench' FIB geometry. The use of carbon coating to remove specimen charging effects, which result in electrostatic fringing fields outside 'trench' specimens, is demonstrated. Such fringing fields are not observed after milling from the substrate side of the device. Analysis of the measured holographic phase images suggests that the electrically inactive layer on the surface of each FIB-milled specimen typically has a thickness of 100 nm.

  18. Off-axis phonon and photon propagation in porous silicon superlattices studied by Brillouin spectroscopy and optical reflectance

    Parsons, L. C., E-mail: lcparsons@mun.ca; Andrews, G. T., E-mail: tandrews@mun.ca [Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John' s, Newfoundland A1B 3X7 (Canada)

    2014-07-21

    Brillouin light scattering experiments and optical reflectance measurements were performed on a pair of porous silicon-based optical Bragg mirrors which had constituent layer porosity ratios close to unity. For off-axis propagation, the phononic and photonic band structures of the samples were modeled as a series of intersecting linear dispersion curves. Zone-folding was observed for the longitudinal bulk acoustic phonon and the frequency of the probed zone-folded longitudinal phonon was shown to be dependent on the propagation direction as well as the folding order of the mode branch. There was no conclusive evidence of coupling between the transverse and the folded longitudinal modes. Two additional observed Brillouin peaks were attributed to the Rayleigh surface mode and a possible pseudo-surface mode. Both of these modes were dispersive, with the velocity increasing as the wavevector decreased.

  19. An indirect method of studying band alignments in nBn photodetectors using off-axis electron holography

    Mid-wave and long-wave infrared nBn photodetectors with absorbers consisting of InAs/InAsSb superlattices and barriers consisting of InAs/AlGaSb(As) superlattices were grown using molecular beam epitaxy. High-resolution X-ray diffraction showing significant differences in Ga composition in the barrier layer, and different dark current behavior at 77 K, suggested the possibility of different types of band alignments between the barrier layer and the absorber for the mid- and long-wave infrared samples. Examination of the barrier layers using off-axis electron holography showed the presence of positive charge with an estimated density of 1.8 × 1017/cm3 in the mid-wave sample as a result of a type-II band alignment, whereas negligible charge was detected in the long-wave sample, consistent with a type-I band alignment

  20. A Study on the Instantaneous Turbulent Flow Field in a 90-Degree Elbow Pipe with Circular Section

    Shiming Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the special application of 90-degree elbow pipe in the HTR-PM, the large eddy simulation was selected to calculate the instantaneous flow field in the 90-degree elbow pipe combining with the experimental results. The characteristics of the instantaneous turbulent flow field under the influence of flow separation and secondary flow were studied by analyzing the instantaneous pressure information at specific monitoring points and the instantaneous velocity field on the cross section of the elbow. The pattern and the intensity of the Dean vortex and the small scale eddies change over time and induce the asymmetry of the flow field. The turbulent disturbance upstream and the flow separation near the intrados couple with the vortexes of various scales. Energy is transferred from large scale eddies to small scale eddies and dissipated by the viscous stress in the end.

  1. Blastomeres show differential fate changes in 8-cell Xenopus laevis embryos that are rotated 90 degrees before first cleavage

    Huang, S.; Johnson, K. E.; Wang, H. Z.

    1998-01-01

    To study the mechanisms of dorsal axis specification, the alteration in dorsal cell fate of cleavage stage blastomeres in axis-respecified Xenopus laevis embryos was investigated. Fertilized eggs were rotated 90 degrees with the sperm entry point up or down with respect to the gravitational field. At the 8-cell stage, blastomeres were injected with the lineage tracers, Texas Red- or FITC-Dextran Amines. The distribution of the labeled progeny was mapped at the tail-bud stages (stages 35-38) and compared with the fate map of an 8-cell embryo raised in a normal orientation. As in the normal embryos, each blastomere in the rotated embryos has a characteristic and predictable cell fate. After 90 degrees rotation the blastomeres in the 8-cell stage embryo roughly switched their position by 90 degrees, but the fate of the blastomeres did not simply show a 90 degrees switch appropriate for their new location. Four types of fate change were observed: (i) the normal fate of the blastomere is conserved with little change; (ii) the normal fate is completely changed and a new fate is adopted according to the blastomere's new position: (iii) the normal fate is completely changed, but the new fate is not appropriate for its new position; and (4) the blastomere partially changed its fate and the new fate is a combination of its original fate and a fate appropriate to its new location. According to the changed fates, the blastomeres that adopt dorsal fates were identified in rotated embryos. This identification of dorsal blastomeres provides basic important information for further study of dorsal signaling in Xenopus embryos.

  2. Dependence of NaI(Tl) detector intrinsic efficiency on source-detector distance, energy and off-axis distance: their implications for radioactivity measurements

    In this work the dependence of intrinsic efficiency of a NaI(Tl) detector of radius 3.82 cm and height 7.62 cm on source-detector distance (d), source-off-axis distance (d0) and γ-photon energy have been investigated using analytical and Monte Carlo methods. The results showed that, for a given off-axis distance, there exists a value of the ratio of source-detector distance (d) to detector radius (R) where intrinsic efficiency is minimum. This d/R value at which minimum efficiency occurs approaches zero as off-axis distance increases and it is almost constant with increase in energy. In the region where d/R 10 are also compared. (author)

  3. Growth of strained ZnSe layers on GaAs substrates by pulsed laser deposition carried out in an off-axis deposition geometry

    We have deposited thin layers of ZnSe on (001) oriented GaAs substrates by pulsed laser deposition at different incident laser fluence (referred to as normal geometry) and in an off-axis geometry where the plasma plume direction is at an angle of ∼ 25o away from the direction of the substrate. The crystalline quality of these layers has been studied by high-resolution X-ray diffraction measurements and Raman scattering. We find that we are in a position to deposit pseudomorphic strained layers of ZnSe on GaAs in the off-axis deposition geometry when the ZnSe layer thickness is less than the critical thickness of ZnSe on GaAs i.e. 150 nm. Secondary ion mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, photoluminescence and electrical transport measurements have also been carried out in all the ZnSe layers and the results of all the above characterizations have been compared for the normal geometry and the off-axis geometry of deposition. All the results indicate that the ZnSe layers deposited in the off-axis geometry have better crystalline quality and an improved interface as compared to the ones deposited in the normal geometry. We attribute this improvement in the overall quality of the ZnSe layers in the off-axis geometry to the reduction in the average energy of the plume particles that reach the GaAs substrate in the off-axis geometry

  4. Surface plasmon polariton propagation along a 90 degrees bent line defect in a periodically corrugated metal surface

    Bozhevolnyi, S.I.; Volkov, V.S.; Leosson, Kristjan

    Propagation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) excited in the wavelength range of 720-860 nm at a gold (45-nm-thick) film surface with lithographically fabricated (170-nm-wide and 50-nm-high) scatterers arranged in a 400-nm-period triangular lattice containing a 90 degrees bent line defect is i...... completely damped. Relating the SPP intensity profiles measured before and after the 900 bend composed of three 2-mum-separated 30 degrees bends, we directly evaluate the bend loss for the SPP line-defect mode, which constitutes similar to 16 dB for the wavelength of 727 nm....

  5. Optical reconstruction of digital off-axis Fresnel holograms using phase-only LCOS SLM 'HoloEye PLUTO VIS'

    Optical reconstruction of digital holograms using SLM is used for imaging of 3D scenes, interferometry, microscopy, and etc. In this article reconstruction of digital off-axis Fresnel holograms using phase-only LCOS SLM 'HoloEye PLUTO VIS' is described. Experimental and numerically simulated results of reconstruction are presented.

  6. Dopant profiling of focused ion beam milled semiconductors using off-axis electron holography; reducing artifacts, extending detection limits and reducing the effects of gallium implantation

    Cooper, David; Ailliot, Cyril; Barnes, Jean-Paul;

    2010-01-01

    Focused ion beam (FIB) milling is one of the few specimen preparation techniques that can be used to prepare parallel-sided specimens with nm-scale site specificity for examination using off-axis electron holography in the transmission electron microscope (TEM). However, FIB milling results...... thickness is dependent on both the operating voltage and type of ion used during FIB milling....

  7. Dependence of NaI(Tl) detector intrinsic effciency on source-detector distance, energy and off-axis distance: Their implications for radioactivity measurements

    F O Ogundare; E O Oniya; F A Balogun

    2008-05-01

    In this work the dependence of intrinsic effciency of a NaI(Tl) detector of radius 3.82 cm and height 7.62 cm on source{detector distance (), source-off-axis distance (0) and -photon energy have been investigated using analytical and Monte Carlo methods. The results showed that, for a given off-axis distance, there exists a value of the ratio of source-detector distance () to detector radius () where intrinsic efficiency is minimum. This / value at which minimum e±ciency occurs approaches zero as off-axis distance increases and it is almost constant with increase in energy. In the region where / < 0:01, a criteria given by Jehouani et al [1] for good photon detection, intrinsic efficiency decreases with increasing off-axis distance. The implications of the results for radioactivity measurement and radiation protection are discussed. Chacteristics of intrinsic e±ciency in the regions / < 0:01 and / > 10 are also compared.

  8. An indirect method of studying band alignments in nBn photodetectors using off-axis electron holography

    Shen, Xiao-Meng, E-mail: xiaomeng.shen@asu.edu [School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); He, Zhao-Yu; Liu, Shi; Lin, Zhi-Yuan; Zhang, Yong-Hang [Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Smith, David J.; McCartney, Martha R. [Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States)

    2015-09-21

    Mid-wave and long-wave infrared nBn photodetectors with absorbers consisting of InAs/InAsSb superlattices and barriers consisting of InAs/AlGaSb(As) superlattices were grown using molecular beam epitaxy. High-resolution X-ray diffraction showing significant differences in Ga composition in the barrier layer, and different dark current behavior at 77 K, suggested the possibility of different types of band alignments between the barrier layer and the absorber for the mid- and long-wave infrared samples. Examination of the barrier layers using off-axis electron holography showed the presence of positive charge with an estimated density of 1.8 × 10{sup 17}/cm{sup 3} in the mid-wave sample as a result of a type-II band alignment, whereas negligible charge was detected in the long-wave sample, consistent with a type-I band alignment.

  9. Active Optics for high contrast imaging:Super smooth off-axis parabolas for ELTs XAO instruments

    Hugot, Emmanuel; Laslandes, Marie; Ferrari, Marc; Dohlen, Kjetil; El hadi, Kacem

    2011-09-01

    In the context of direct imaging of exoplanets using XAO, the main limitations in images are due to residual quasi-static speckles induced by atmospheric phase residuals and instrumental static and quasi-static aberrations not corrected by AO: the post-coronagraphic image quality is directly linked to the power spectral density (PSD) of the optical train before the coronagraph. In this context, the potential of Stress Polishing has been demonstrated at LAM after the delivery of the three toric mirrors (TMs) for the VLT-SPHERE instrument. The extreme optical quality of such aspherical optics is obtained thanks to the spherical polishing of warped mirrors using full sized tools, avoiding the generation of high spatial frequency ripples due to classical sub-aperture tool marks. Furthermore, sub-nanometric roughnesses have been obtained thanks to a super smoothing method. Work is ongoing at LAM in order to improve this manufacturing method to cover a wide range of off-axis aspherics, with a reduction of the manufacturing time and cost. Smart warping structures are designed in order to bend the mirrors with a combination of focus, astigmatism and coma. This development will allow the stress polishing of supersmooth OAP for XAO optical relays improving the wavefront quality and in this way the high contrast level of future exoplanet imagers.

  10. Real-time, subsecond, multicomponent breath analysis by Optical Parametric Oscillator based Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy.

    Arslanov, Denis D; Swinkels, Koen; Cristescu, Simona M; Harren, Frans J M

    2011-11-21

    Breath analysis is an attractive field of research, due to its high potential for non-invasive medical diagnostics. Among others, laser-based absorption spectroscopy is an excellent method for the detection of gases in exhaled breath, because it can combine a high sensitivity with a good selectivity, and a high temporal resolution. Here, we use a fast-scanning continuous wave, singly-resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator (wavelength range between 3 and 4 μm, linewidth 40 MHz, output power > 1 W, scanning speed 100 THz/s) with Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy for rapid and sensitive trace gas detection. Real-time, low- ppbv detection of ethane is demonstrated in exhaled human breath during free exhalations. Also, simultaneous, real-time multi-component gas detection of ethane, methane and water was performed in exhaled breath using a wide spectral coverage over 17 cm(-1) in 1 second. Furthermore, real-time detection of acetone, a molecule with a wide absorption spectrum, was shown in exhaled breath, with a sub-second time resolution (0.4 s). PMID:22109433

  11. Fast In Situ Airborne Measurement of Ammonia Using a Mid-Infrared Off-Axis ICOS Spectrometer

    Leen, Brian; Yu, Xiao-Ying; Gupta, Manish; Baer, Douglas S.; Hubbe, John M.; Kluzek, Celine D.; Tomlinson, Jason M.; Hubbell, Michael R.

    2013-09-17

    A new ammonia (NH3) spectrometer was developed based on off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy. Its feasibility was demonstrated in airborne test flights in the troposphere on board of the Department of Energy (DOE) Gulfstream-1 (G-1) aircraft. This ammonia gas analyzer consists of an optical cell, a quantum-cascade laser, gas sampling system, electronics for control and data acquisition, and data-analysis software. The NH3 mixing ratio is determined from high-resolution NH3 absorption line shapes by tuning the laser wavelength over the sR(3,K) transition of the fundamental vibration band near 9.67 m. Excellent linearity is obtained in a wide range (0- 101 ppb) during calibration. The instrument is capable of collecting data at 2 Hz. Two research flights were conducted over Sunnyside, Washington. In the first test flight, the ammonia gas sensor was used to identify signatures of feedstock from local dairy farms with high vertical spatial resolution under low wind and stable atmospheric conditions. In the second flight, the NH3 spectrometer showed high sensitivity in capturing feedstock emission signals under windy and less stable conditions. Our results demonstrate that this new ammonia spectrometer is airborne feasible and that it has the capability to provide fast in situ observations of ammonia to advance our understanding of atmospheric compositions and aerosol formation.

  12. Precise measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter θ23 from muon neutrino disappearance in an off-axis beam.

    Abe, K; Adam, J; Aihara, H; Akiri, T; Andreopoulos, C; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, G J; Barr, G; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, S W; Berardi, V; Berger, B E; Berkman, S; Bertram, I; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, F d M; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Bordoni, S; Boyd, S B; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Buchanan, N; Calland, R G; Caravaca Rodríguez, J; Cartwright, S L; Castillo, R; Catanesi, M G; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Coleman, S J; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cremonesi, L; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davis, S; de Perio, P; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Dennis, S R; Densham, C; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Duffy, K; Dufour, F; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Emery, S; Ereditato, A; Escudero, L; Finch, A J; Floetotto, L; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, A P; Galymov, V; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Goeldi, D; Golan, T; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Gudin, D; Hadley, D R; Haesler, A; Haigh, M D; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, N C; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, R L; Hierholzer, M; Hignight, J; Hillairet, A; Himmel, A; Hiraki, T; Hirota, S; Holeczek, J; Horikawa, S; Huang, K; Ichikawa, A K; Ieki, K; Ieva, M; Ikeda, M; Imber, J; Insler, J; Irvine, T J; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Ives, S J; Iwai, E; Iyogi, K; Izmaylov, A; Jacob, A; Jamieson, B; Johnson, R A; Jo, J H; Jonsson, P; Jung, C K; Kabirnezhad, M; Kaboth, A C; Kajita, T; Kakuno, H; Kameda, J; Kanazawa, Y; Karlen, D; Karpikov, I; Kearns, E; Khabibullin, M; Khotjantsev, A; Kielczewska, D; Kikawa, T; Kilinski, A; Kim, J; Kisiel, J; Kitching, P; Kobayashi, T; Koch, L; Kolaceke, A; Konaka, A; Kormos, L L; Korzenev, A; Koseki, K; Koshio, Y; Kreslo, I; Kropp, W; Kubo, H; Kudenko, Y; Kumaratunga, S; Kurjata, R; Kutter, T; Lagoda, J; Laihem, K; Lamont, I; Laveder, M; Lawe, M; Lazos, M; Lee, K P; Lindner, T; Lister, C; Litchfield, R P; Longhin, A; Ludovici, L; Macaire, M; Magaletti, L; Mahn, K; Malek, M; Manly, S; Marino, A D; Marteau, J; Martin, J F; Maruyama, T; Marzec, J; Mathie, E L; Matveev, V; Mavrokoridis, K; Mazzucato, E; McCarthy, M; McCauley, N; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; Metelko, C; Mezzetto, M; Mijakowski, P; Miller, C A; Minamino, A; Mineev, O; Mine, S; Missert, A; Miura, M; Monfregola, L; Moriyama, S; Mueller, Th A; Murakami, A; Murdoch, M; Murphy, S; Myslik, J; Nagasaki, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakahata, M; Nakai, T; Nakamura, K; Nakayama, S; Nakaya, T; Nakayoshi, K; Naples, D; Nielsen, C; Nirkko, M; Nishikawa, K; Nishimura, Y; O'Keeffe, H M; Ohta, R; Okumura, K; Okusawa, T; Oryszczak, W; Oser, S M; Owen, R A; Oyama, Y; Palladino, V; Palomino, J; Paolone, V; Payne, D; Perevozchikov, O; Perkin, J D; Petrov, Y; Pickard, L; Pinzon Guerra, E S; Pistillo, C; Plonski, P; Poplawska, E; Popov, B; Posiadala, M; Poutissou, J-M; Poutissou, R; Przewlocki, P; Quilain, B; Radicioni, E; Ratoff, P N; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M A M; Redij, A; Reeves, M; Reinherz-Aronis, E; Retiere, F; Robert, A; Rodrigues, P A; Rojas, P; Rondio, E; Roth, S; Rubbia, A; Ruterbories, D; Sacco, R; Sakashita, K; Sánchez, F; Sato, F; Scantamburlo, E; Scholberg, K; Schoppmann, S; Schwehr, J; Scott, M; Seiya, Y; Sekiguchi, T; Sekiya, H; Sgalaberna, D; Shiozawa, M; Short, S; Shustrov, Y; Sinclair, P; Smith, B; Smith, R J; Smy, M; Sobczyk, J T; Sobel, H; Sorel, M; Southwell, L; Stamoulis, P; Steinmann, J; Still, B; Suda, Y; Suzuki, A; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, S Y; Suzuki, Y; Szeglowski, T; Tacik, R; Tada, M; Takahashi, S; Takeda, A; Takeuchi, Y; Tanaka, H K; Tanaka, H A; Tanaka, M M; Terhorst, D; Terri, R; Thompson, L F; Thorley, A; Tobayama, S; Toki, W; Tomura, T; Totsuka, Y; Touramanis, C; Tsukamoto, T; Tzanov, M; Uchida, Y; Ueno, K; Vacheret, A; Vagins, M; Vasseur, G; Wachala, T; Waldron, A V; Walter, C W; Wark, D; Wascko, M O; Weber, A; Wendell, R; Wilkes, R J; Wilking, M J; Wilkinson, C; Williamson, Z; Wilson, J R; Wilson, R J; Wongjirad, T; Yamada, Y; Yamamoto, K; Yanagisawa, C; Yen, S; Yershov, N; Yokoyama, M; Yuan, T; Yu, M; Zalewska, A; Zalipska, J; Zambelli, L; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Zimmerman, E D; Zito, M; Żmuda, J

    2014-05-01

    New data from the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment produce the most precise measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter θ23. Using an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV and a data set corresponding to 6.57×10(20) protons on target, T2K has fit the energy-dependent νμ oscillation probability to determine oscillation parameters. The 68% confidence limit on sin(2)(θ23) is 0.514(-0.056)(+0.055) (0.511±0.055), assuming normal (inverted) mass hierarchy. The best-fit mass-squared splitting for normal hierarchy is Δm32(2)=(2.51±0.10)×10(-3)  eV(2)/c(4) (inverted hierarchy: Δm13(2)=(2.48±0.10)×10(-3)  eV(2)/c(4)). Adding a model of multinucleon interactions that affect neutrino energy reconstruction is found to produce only small biases in neutrino oscillation parameter extraction at current levels of statistical uncertainty. PMID:24856687

  13. Precise Measurement of the Neutrino Mixing Parameter \\theta_{23} from Muon Neutrino Disappearance in an Off-axis Beam

    Abe, K; Aihara, H; Akiri, T; Andreopoulos, C; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, G J; Barr, G; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, S W; Berardi, V; Berger, B E; Berkman, S; Bertram, I; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, F d M; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Bordoni, S; Boyd, S B; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Buchanan, N; Calland, R G; Caravaca, J; Cartwright, S L; Castillo, R; Catanesi, M G; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Coleman, S J; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cremonesi, L; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davis, S; de, P; De, G; Dealtry, T; Dennis, S R; Densham, C; Di, F; Di, S; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Duffy, K; Dufour, F; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Emery, S; Ereditato, A; Escudero, L; Finch, A J; Floetotto, L; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, A P; Galymov, V; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Goeldi, D; Golan, T; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Gudin, D; Hadley, D R; Haesler, A; Haigh, M D; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, N C; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, R L; Hierholzer, M; Hignight, J; Hillairet, A; Himmel, A; Hiraki, T; Hirota, S; Holeczek, J; Horikawa, S; Huang, K; Ichikawa, A K; Ieki, K; Ieva, M; Ikeda, M; Imber, J; Insler, J; Irvine, T J; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Ives, S J; Iwai, E; Iyogi, K; Izmaylov, A; Jacob, A; Jamieson, B; Johnson, R A; Jo, J H; Jonsson, P; Jung, C K; Kabirnezhad, M; Kaboth, A C; Kajita, T; Kakuno, H; Kameda, J; Kanazawa, Y; Karlen, D; Karpikov, I; Kearns, E; Khabibullin, M; Khotjantsev, A; Kielczewska, D; Kikawa, T; Kilinski, A; Kim, J; Kisiel, J; Kitching, P; Kobayashi, T; Koch, L; Kolaceke, A; Konaka, A; Kormos, L L; Korzenev, A; Koseki, K; Koshio, Y; Kreslo, I; Kropp, W; Kubo, H; Kudenko, Y; Kumaratunga, S; Kurjata, R; Kutter, T; Lagoda, J; Laihem, K; Lamont, I; Laveder, M; Lawe, M; Lazos, M; Lee, K P; Lindner, T; Lister, C; Litchfield, R P; Longhin, A; Ludovici, L; Macaire, M; Magaletti, L; Mahn, K; Malek, M; Manly, S; Marino, A D; Marteau, J; Martin, J F; Maruyama, T; Marzec, J; Mathie, E L; Matveev, V; Mavrokoridis, K; Mazzucato, E; McCarthy, M; McCauley, N; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; Metelko, C; Mezzetto, M; Mijakowski, P; Miller, C A; Minamino, A; Mineev, O; Mine, S; Missert, A; Miura, M; Monfregola, L; Moriyama, S; Mueller, Th A; Murakami, A; Murdoch, M; Murphy, S; Myslik, J; Nagasaki, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakahata, M; Nakai, T; Nakamura, K; Nakayama, S; Nakaya, T; Nakayoshi, K; Naples, D; Nielsen, C; Nirkko, M; Nishikawa, K; Nishimura, Y; O'Keeffe, H M; Ohta, R; Okumura, K; Okusawa, T; Oryszczak, W; Oser, S M; Owen, R A; Oyama, Y; Palladino, V; Paolone, V; Payne, D; Perevozchikov, O; Perkin, J D; Petrov, Y; Pickard, L; Pinzon, E S; Pistillo, C; Plonski, P; Poplawska, E; Popov, B; Posiadala, M; Poutissou, J -M; Poutissou, R; Przewlocki, P; Quilain, B; Radicioni, E; Ratoff, P N; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M A M; Redij, A; Reeves, M; Reinherz-Aronis, E; Retiere, F; Robert, A; Rodrigues, P A; Rojas, P; Rondio, E; Roth, S; Rubbia, A; Ruterbories, D; Sacco, R; Sakashita, K; Sánchez, F; Sato, F; Scantamburlo, E; Scholberg, K; Schoppmann, S; Schwehr, J; Scott, M; Seiya, Y; Sekiguchi, T; Sekiya, H; Sgalaberna, D; Shiozawa, M; Short, S; Shustrov, Y; Sinclair, P; Smith, B; Smith, R J; Smy, M; Sobczyk, J T; Sobel, H; Sorel, M; Southwell, L; Stamoulis, P; Steinmann, J; Still, B; Suda, Y; Suzuki, A; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, S Y; Suzuki, Y; Szeglowski, T; Tacik, R; Tada, M; Takahashi, S; Takeda, A; Takeuchi, Y; Tanaka, H K; Tanaka, H A; Tanaka, M M; Terhorst, D; Terri, R; Thompson, L F; Thorley, A; Tobayama, S; Toki, W; Tomura, T; Totsuka, Y; Touramanis, C; Tsukamoto, T; Tzanov, M; Uchida, Y; Ueno, K; Vacheret, A; Vagins, M; Vasseur, G; Wachala, T; Waldron, A V; Walter, C W; Wark, D; Wascko, M O; Weber, A; Wendell, R; Wilkes, R J; Wilking, M J; Wilkinson, C; Williamson, Z; Wilson, J R; Wilson, R J; Wongjirad, T; Yamada, Y; Yamamoto, K; Yanagisawa, C; Yen, S; Yershov, N; Yokoyama, M; Yuan, T; Yu, M; Zalewska, A; Zalipska, J; Zambelli, L; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Zimmerman, E D; Zito, M; Zmuda, J

    2014-01-01

    New data from the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment produce the most precise measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter theta_{23}. Using an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV and a data set corresponding to 6.57 x 10^{20} protons on target, T2K has fit the energy-dependent nu_mu oscillation probability to determine oscillation parameters. Marginalizing over the values of other oscillation parameters yields sin^2 (theta_{23}) = 0.514 +0.055/-0.056 (0.511 +- 0.055), assuming normal (inverted) mass hierarchy. The best-fit mass-squared splitting for normal hierarchy is Delta m^2_{32} = 2.51 +- 0.10 x 10^{-3} eV^2/c^4 (inverted hierarchy: Delta m^2_{13} = 2.48 +- 0.10 x 10^{-3} eV^2/c^4). Adding a model of multinucleon interactions that affect neutrino energy reconstruction is found to produce only small biases in neutrino oscillation parameter extraction at current levels of statistical uncertainty.

  14. Preparation of 1-3 Dimensional PZT-NFO Nanocomposite Films by Off-axis Magnetron Sputtering

    ZHANG Hui, MA Yong-Jun, WANG Yi-Cheng, WEN Dan-Dan, YE Fei, BAI Fei-Ming

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Self-assembled nanocomposite Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48O3-NiFe2O4 films were prepared on the (001-oriented MgAl2O4 substrates by a 90° off-axis magnetron sputtering method. The influences of substrate temperature, argon over oxygen ratio and sputtering power on the structure and properties of PZT-NFO nanocomposite films were studied. The optimal growth conditions are substrate temperature of 800 °C, argon over oxygen ratio of 1:1 and sputtering power of 160 W. XRD studies reveal that the PZT-NFO film is epitaxial along both the in-plane and out-of-plane directions, and the vertical lattice mismatch between the PZT phase and the NFO phase is very small. AFM and SEM analysis show that the PZT-NFO films have clear 1-3 dimensional nanocomposite structure, and the diameter of NFO nanorods is 80-150 nm. Further decreasing argon over oxygen ratio is beneficial for the formation of NFO. However, increasing RF power causes a transition from an 1-3 dimensional nanocomposite to a 0-3 dimensional chaotic structure. Magnetic measurement shows that the saturation magnetization of NFO phase is 120-160 kA/m, lower than that of bulk NFO phase, possibly due to the interfacial diffusion between the NFO and the PZT phases.

  15. Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Laser Based Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy for Biogenic Nitric Oxide Detection

    Bakhirkin, Yury A.; Kosterev, Anatoliy A.; Roller, Chad; Curl, Robert F.; Tittel, Frank K.

    2004-04-01

    Tunable-laser absorption spectroscopy in the mid-IR spectral region is a sensitive analytical technique for trace-gas quantification. The detection of nitric oxide (NO) in exhaled breath is of particular interest in the diagnosis of lower-airway inflammation associated with a number of lung diseases and illnesses. A gas analyzer based on a continuous-wave mid-IR quantum cascade laser operating at ~5.2 µm and on off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (ICOS) has been developed to measure NO concentrations in human breath. A compact sample cell, 5.3 cm in length and with a volume of less than 80 cm3, that is suitable for on-line and off-line measurements during a single breath cycle, has been designed and tested. A noise-equivalent (signal-to-noise ratio of 1) sensitivity of 10 parts in 10 9 by volume (ppbv) of NO was achieved. The combination of ICOS with wavelength modulation resulted in a 2-ppbv noise-equivalent sensitivity. The total data acquisition and averaging time was 15 s in both cases. The feasibility of detecting NO in expired human breath as a potential noninvasive medical diagnostic tool is discussed.

  16. Nanoscale structural characterization of epitaxial graphene grown on off-axis 4H-SiC (0001

    Yakimova Rositza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In this work, we present a nanometer resolution structural characterization of epitaxial graphene (EG layers grown on 4H-SiC (0001 8° off-axis, by annealing in inert gas ambient (Ar in a wide temperature range (Tgr from 1600 to 2000°C. For all the considered growth temperatures, few layers of graphene (FLG conformally covering the 100 to 200-nm wide terraces of the SiC surface have been observed by high-resolution cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (HR-XTEM. Tapping mode atomic force microscopy (t-AFM showed the formation of wrinkles with approx. 1 to 2 nm height and 10 to 20 nm width in the FLG film, as a result of the release of the compressive strain, which builds up in FLG during the sample cooling due to the thermal expansion coefficients mismatch between graphene and SiC. While for EG grown on on-axis 4H-SiC an isotropic mesh-like network of wrinkles interconnected into nodes is commonly reported, in the present case of a vicinal SiC surface, wrinkles are preferentially oriented in the direction perpendicular to the step edges of the SiC terraces. For each Tgr, the number of graphene layers was determined on very small sample areas by HR-XTEM and, with high statistics and on several sample positions, by measuring the depth of selectively etched trenches in FLG by t-AFM. Both the density of wrinkles and the number of graphene layers are found to increase almost linearly as a function of the growth temperature in the considered temperature range.

  17. Off-axis dose equivalent due to secondary neutrons from uniform scanning proton beams during proton radiotherapy

    The production of secondary neutrons is an undesirable byproduct of proton therapy and it is important to quantify the contribution from secondary neutrons to patient dose received outside the treatment volume. The purpose of this study is to investigate the off-axis dose equivalent from secondary neutrons experimentally using CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors (PNTD) at ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City, OK. In this experiment, we placed several layers of CR-39 PNTD laterally outside the treatment volume inside a phantom and in air at various depths and angles with respect to the primary beam axis. Three different proton beams with max energies of 78, 162 and 226 MeV and 4 cm modulation width, a 5 cm diameter brass aperture, and a small snout located 38 cm from isocenter were used for the entire experiment. Monte Carlo simulations were also performed based on the experimental setup using a simplified snout configuration and the FLUKA Monte Carlo radiation transport code. The measured ratio of secondary neutron dose equivalent to therapeutic primary proton dose (H/D) ranged from 0.3 ± 0.08 mSv Gy−1 for 78 MeV proton beam to 37.4 ± 2.42 mSv Gy−1 for 226 MeV proton beam. Both experiment and simulation showed a similar decreasing trend in dose equivalent with distance to the central axis and the magnitude varied by a factor of about 2 in most locations. H/D was found to increase as the energy of the primary proton beam increased and higher H/D was observed at 135° compared to 45° and 90°. The overall higher H/D in air indicates the predominance of external neutrons produced in the nozzle rather than inside the body. (paper)

  18. FLUENT modeling of ultrasonic flow meters in feedwater flow profiles associated with two out of plane 90 degree bends

    As part of an analysis of Ultrasonic Flow Meters (UFMs), The Ohio State Univ. has utilized the FLUENT 6.1 and Virtual UFM (VFUM) computer codes to model the feedwater velocity profiles and compute the Profile Factor (PF) that would be obtained by a 4-chord time of flight ultrasonic flow meter. The geometry used in the simulation was designed to be similar to that found in the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. The effect of variation in the length between two out of plane 90 degree bends was investigated. Swirl was detected in all cases reviewed. The profile factors are greater than 1.0 in all cases. In most cases, the profile factor does not decrease monotonically as the distance downstream from the second bend increases. It appears that the numerical techniques used here give added insight to where a UFM ought to be placed in a plant. (authors)

  19. Effect of Bend Curvature Ratio on Flow Pattern at a Mixing Tee after a 90 Degree Bend

    Hidetoshi Hashizumeh

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Many nuclear power plants report high cycle thermal fatigue in their cooling system, caused by temperature fluctuation in a non-isothermal mixing area. One of these areas is the T-junction, in which fluids of various temperatures and velocities blend. The objective of this research is to classify turbulent jet mechanics in order to examine the flow-field structure under various operating conditions. Furthermore, this research discovers the optimum operating conditions of the mixing tee in this piping system. An experimental model, including the T-junction with a 90 degree bend upstream, is operated to analyze this mixing phenomenon based on the real operation design of the Phenix Reactor. The temperature and velocity data show that a 90 degree bend has a strong effect on the fluid mixing mechanism and the momentum ratio between the main velocity and the branch velocity of the T-junction, which could be an important parameter for the classification of the fluid mixing mechanism. By comparing their mean velocity distributions, velocity fluctuations and time-series data, the behavior of the branch jet is categorized into four types of turbulent jets; sorted from the highest to the lowest momentum ratios, the jets are categorized as follows: the wall jet, the re-attached jet, the turn jet, and the impinging jet. Ultimately, the momentum ration of the turn jet was selected as the optimum operating condition as it has the lowest velocity and the lowest temperature fluctuations near the wall of the mixing tee. By changing the bending ratio from 1.41 to 1.0 the results show that most of data are in the turn jet region. Therefore, with the sharpened bend, the re-attached region is compressed.

  20. Design of a low F-number freeform off-axis three-mirror system with rectangular field-of-view

    In this paper, a low F-number freeform off-axis three-mirror system with rectangular field-of-view (FOV) is presented, and the system has an integrated configuration that can be aligned with ordinary methods. The initial structure is solved analytically, and the optimization process is described in detail. This F/1.38 freeform system with a 4° × 5° FOV provides good imaging performance, especially in middle-wave and long-wave infrared bands. The primary mirror and the tertiary mirror are approximately tangent, so these two freeform mirrors can be fabricated on a single substrate. This configuration provides a solution to the practical application of freeform off-axis three-mirror systems. Additionally, a prototype of this system is demonstrated, and the imaging performance of the prototype is tested experimentally. The actual performance of the prototype is discussed and analyzed. (paper)

  1. Going far beyond the near-field diffraction limit via plasmonic cavity lens with high spatial frequency spectrum off-axis illumination

    Zeyu Zhao; Yunfei Luo; Wei Zhang; Changtao Wang; Ping Gao; Yanqin Wang; Mingbo Pu; Na Yao; Chengwei Zhao; Xiangang Luo

    2015-01-01

    For near-field imaging optics, minimum resolvable feature size is highly constrained by the near-field diffraction limit associated with the illumination light wavelength and the air distance between the imaging devices and objects. In this study, a plasmonic cavity lens composed of Ag-photoresist-Ag form incorporating high spatial frequency spectrum off-axis illumination (OAI) is proposed to realize deep subwavelength imaging far beyond the near-field diffraction limit. This approach benefit...

  2. Off-axis aspheric surface measurement by coordinate contour measuring machine%离轴非球面三坐标检测技术

    陈曦; 郭培基; 王建明; 仇谷烽

    2014-01-01

    A method is proposed to measure off-axis aspherical mirrors with a circular flat base,a rectangular flat base and a family of parallel lines that cut the circular flat base by a coordinate measurement machine (CMM).In re-sponse to the base features above,workpiece coordinate system is designed,and the positioning points used to establish the workpiece coordinate system are defined.The 3D-coordinates point-cloud data on the off-axis mirrors are obtained with automatic measurement of single points schema by CMM,and then,the off-axis aspheric surface data processing model for these error corrections is built.Compared with the data by the theoretical model,the surface error of an actual off-axis aspheric surface is obtained.All the pre-polishing processes are guided according to the measurement results.%提出了一种使用三坐标测量机(CMM)测量底面为圆形、矩形、跑道形离轴非球面面形误差的方法。针对离轴非球面的外形特征设计工件坐标系,规划工件坐标系定位点;利用CMM对离轴非球面进行点触发式自动测量,得到被测面点云坐标数据;建立离轴非球面数据处理模型,得出了面形误差。模拟分析表明,该测试方法和误差处理模型是正确的,并用该检测技术完成了离轴非球面粗抛光阶段的加工。

  3. Thermodynamics of chemical free energy generation in off-axis hydrothermal vent systems and its consequences for compartmentalization and the emergence of life

    Simoncini, E; Gallori, E; .,

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we demonstrate how chemical free energy can be produced by a geological process. We provide a thermodynamic framework in which to assess how life emerged at the off-axis hydrothermal vent system; the RNA - clays system has been investigated from the entropic point of view, showing that the stabilization of the system in a state further away from equilibrium state, by an inorganic heterogeneous compartmetalization phenomena, is able to produce chemical free energy useful for RNA self - replication.

  4. A compact and stable eddy covariance set-up for methane measurements using off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy

    D. M. D. Hendriks

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A Fast Methane Analyzer (FMA is assessed for its applicability in a closed path eddy covariance field set-up in a peat meadow. The FMA uses off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy combined with a highly specific narrow band laser for the detection of CH4 and strongly reflective mirrors to obtain a laser path length of 2–20×103 m. Statistical testing and a calibration experiment showed high precision (7.8×10−3 ppb and accuracy (<0.30% of the instrument, while no drift was observed. The instrument response time was determined to be 0.10 s. In the field set-up, the FMA is attached to a scroll pump and combined with a 3-axis ultrasonic anemometer and an open path infrared gas analyzer for measurements of carbon dioxide and water vapour. The power-spectra and co-spectra of the instruments were satisfactory for 10 Hz sampling rates.

    Due to erroneous measurements, spikes and periods of low turbulence the data series consisted for 26% of gaps. Observed CH4 fluxes consisted mainly of emission, showed a diurnal cycle, but were rather variable over. The average CH4 emission was 29.7 nmol m−2 s−1, while the typical maximum CH4 emission was approximately 80.0 nmol m−2 s−1 and the typical minimum flux was approximately 0.0 nmol m−2 s−1. The correspondence of the measurements with flux chamber measurements in the footprint was good and the observed CH4 emission rates were comparable with eddy covariance CH4 measurements in other peat areas.

    Additionally, three measurement techniques with lower sampling frequencies were simulated, which might give the possibility to measure CH4 fluxes without an external pump and save energy. Disjunct eddy covariance appeared to be the most reliable substitute for 10 Hz eddy covariance, while relaxed eddy accumulation gave

  5. A compact and stable eddy covariance set-up for methane measurements using off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy

    D. M. D. Hendriks

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A DLT-100 Fast Methane Analyser (FMA from Los Gatos Research (LGR Ltd. is assessed for its applicability in a closed path eddy covariance field set-up. The FMA uses off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (ICOS combined with a highly specific narrow band laser for the detection of CH4 and strongly reflective mirrors to obtain a laser path length of 2×10³ to 20×10³ m. Statistical testing, a calibration experiment and comparison with high tower data showed high precision and very good stability of the instrument. The measurement cell response time was tested to be 0.10 s. In the field set-up, the FMA is attached to a scroll pump and combined with a Gill Windmaster Pro 3 axis Ultrasonic Anemometer and a Licor 7500 open path infrared gas analyzer. The power-spectra and co-spectra of the instrument are satisfactory for 10 Hz sampling rates. The correspondence with CH4 flux chamber measurements is good and the observed CH4 emissions are comparable with (eddy covariance CH4 measurements in other peat areas.

    CH4 emissions are rather variable over time and show a diurnal pattern. The average CH4 emission is 50±12.5 nmol m−2 s−1, while the typical maximum CH4 emission is 120±30 nmol m−2 s−1 (during daytime and the typical minimum flux is –20±2.5 nmol m−2 s−1 (uptake, during night time.

    Additionally, the set-up was tested for three measurement techniques with slower measurement rates, which could be used in the future to make the scroll pump superfluous and save energy. Both disjunct eddy covariance as well as slow 1 Hz eddy covariance showed results very similar to normal 10 Hz eddy covariance. Relaxed eddy accumulation (REA only matched with normal 10 Hz eddy covariance over an averaging period of at least several weeks.

  6. Off-axis Neutral Beam Injection as a Tool for Expanding the Operating Space of DIII-D High fNI Discharges

    Ferron, J. R.; Luce, T. C.; Politzer, P. A.; Deboo, J. C.; La Haye, R. J.; Holcomb, C. T.; Lanctot, M. J.; Turco, F.; Park, J. M.; in, Y.; Okabayashi, M.

    2011-10-01

    The newly installed capability for 5 MW off-axis neutral beam injection is being utilized to broaden the pressure and current density profiles and raise the minimum q value in DIII-D discharges with noninductive current fraction fNI near 1. Broader pressure is expected to allow stable access to increased βN and increase the bootstrap current density JBS off-axis. Reducing the on-axis current drive allows access to higher qmin, increasing the on-axis JBS and improving tearing mode stability. This is a path toward DIII-D (and a steady-state powerplant) fNI = 1 discharges at q95 = 5 , which require βN >= 4 . Initial experiments have demonstrated qmin maintained above 2 with broader pressure profiles than previously observed. Analysis of the noninductive current profiles and high βN stability of discharges with off-axis beam injection will be presented. Work supported in part by US DOE under DE-FC02-04ER54698, DE-AC52-07NA27344, DE-AC05-06OR23100, DE-AC05-00OR22725, DE-FG02-08ER85195, DE-AC02-09CH11466.

  7. Tuning of a high magnification compact parabolic telescope for centimeter-scale laser beams.

    Tacca, Matteo; Sorrentino, Fiodor; Buy, Christelle; Laporte, Matthieu; Pillant, Gabriel; Genin, Eric; Penna, Paolo La; Barsuglia, Matteo

    2016-02-20

    Off-axis parabolic telescopes, widely used in astronomy and laser optics, if perfectly tuned, are virtually free from aberrations along the parabola's axis direction, but their alignment is very critical. We present a detailed method to align a high magnification off-axis afocal parabolic telescope. The method is composed of two steps: an initial pre-alignment using autocollimators, followed by a fine tuning with a collimated laser beam. Due to the large telescope magnification, the outcoming beam cannot be measured without being refocused. The beam is therefore reflected on a flat mirror and sent back through the telescope. This double-pass configuration allows the measurement of the beam quality without the need for large additional optics. In the fine-tuning step, a numerical simulation is also used to identify the degrees of freedom to be adjusted. The experimental results presented are obtained with one of the mode-matching parabolic telescopes of the gravitational wave interferometric detector Advanced Virgo. PMID:26906579

  8. The hydrodynamic effects of single-phase flow on flow accelerated corrosion in a 90-degree elbow

    The hydrodynamic effects of single-phase flow on flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in a single 90-degree elbow were investigated at a Reynolds number of 40,000. Experiments were performed to determine the surface wear patterns using elbows fabricated from hydrocal. The time evolution of the local surface wear was quantified using a laser scanning coordinate measurement system. Numerical simulations for the flow field were performed, and the wear patterns were correlated to the flow structures within the elbow. The wear patterns indicated the development of surface wear in the form of scallops over most of the elbow surface. Elevated levels of wear were found along the inlet of the elbow intrados. Along the elbow extrados, increased levels of wear, starting from 37 deg. downstream of the elbow inlet and up to the elbow exit, were found at prolonged test times. The magnitude of the maximum wear on the surface along the elbow inner radius was found to be approximately 37% higher than the corresponding value at the surface along the outer radius.

  9. Effect of Off-Axis Fluoroscopy Imaging on Two-Dimensional Kinematics in the Lumbar Spine: A Dynamic In Vitro Validation Study.

    Zhao, Kristin D; Ben-Abraham, Ephraim I; Magnuson, Dixon J; Camp, Jon J; Berglund, Lawrence J; An, Kai-Nan; Bronfort, Gert; Gay, Ralph E

    2016-05-01

    Spine intersegmental motion parameters and the resultant regional patterns may be useful for biomechanical classification of low back pain (LBP) as well as assessing the appropriate intervention strategy. Because of its availability and reasonable cost, two-dimensional (2D) fluoroscopy has great potential as a diagnostic and evaluative tool. However, the technique of quantifying intervertebral motion in the lumbar spine must be validated, and the sensitivity assessed. The purpose of this investigation was to (1) compare synchronous fluoroscopic and optoelectronic measures of intervertebral rotations during dynamic flexion-extension movements in vitro and (2) assess the effect of C-arm rotation to simulate off-axis patient alignment on intervertebral kinematics measures. Six cadaveric lumbar-sacrum specimens were dissected, and active marker optoelectronic sensors were rigidly attached to the bodies of L2-S1. Fluoroscopic sequences and optoelectronic kinematic data (0.15-mm linear, 0.17-0.20 deg rotational, accuracy) were obtained simultaneously. After images were obtained in a true sagittal plane, the image receptor was rotated in 5 deg increments (posterior oblique angulations) from 5 deg to 15 deg. Quantitative motion analysis (qma) software was used to determine the intersegmental rotations from the fluoroscopic images. The mean absolute rotation differences between optoelectronic values and dynamic fluoroscopic values were less than 0.5 deg for all the motion segments at each off-axis fluoroscopic rotation and were not significantly different (P > 0.05) for any of the off-axis rotations of the fluoroscope. Small misalignments of the lumbar spine relative to the fluoroscope did not introduce measurement variation in relative segmental rotations greater than that observed when the spine and fluoroscope were perpendicular to each other, suggesting that fluoroscopic measures of relative segmental rotation during flexion-extension are likely robust

  10. Polarization analysis by off-axis digital holography with an improved optical system and an evaluation of its performance by simulation

    An optical system of off-axis digital holography for imaging the Jones vector of an object wave is improved, and a Faraday rotator for the reference wave is also newly constructed. To evaluate the accuracy of the polarization analysis, quarter- and half-wave plates are used as the object, and the distribution of the polarization state of the transmitted light is analyzed for various orientations of the wave plates. The polarization analysis is also simulated, and the effect of a finite value of the extinction ratio and the modulation error for the reference wave is investigated numerically

  11. Three-Dimensional Analytical Formula for Oblique and Off-Axis Gaussian Beams Propagating through a Cat-Eye Optical Lens

    Based on the Collins formula in a cylindrical coordinate system and the method of introducing a hard aperture function into a finite sum of complex Gaussian functions, an approximate three-dimensional analytical formula for oblique and off-axis Gaussian beams propagating through a cat-eye optical lens is derived. Numerical results show that a reasonable choice of the obliquity factor would result in a better focus beam with a higher central intensity at the return place than that without obliquity, whereas the previous conclusion based on geometry optics is that the highest central intensity could be obtained when there is no obliquity. (fundamental areas of phenomenology (including applications))

  12. The three-dimensional study of flow mixing phenomenon in a T-junction area with 90-degree bend upstream

    Thermal fatigue of the structure around a T-junction is a technically important issue for the safety of nuclear power plants so for increasing capability and decreasing risk of the future power plant design. Fluid mixing characteristics in a T-junction area with a 90-degree bend upstream were studied by using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The analysing of mixing phenomenon is investigated as two main bases, time series flow field and velocity fluctuation analysis. In the each part, longitudinal and lateral sections are visualized in the four different radial (r/Dm = 0.0, 0.165, 0.33, 0.41) and axial (h/Dm = 0.0, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0) positions. According to the various velocity ratio and main velocity (Vb/Vm = 0.0, 0.44, 0.66, 0.88, 1.0, 1.33, 2.0, 2.66), different branch pipe jets are existed and classified as Impinging jet, Turn jet, Wall jet and Re-attached jet. Time series data prove the appearance of vortices above branch pipe, which have same behaviour as Karman vortex. The fact shows that branch pipe jet is acting like flexible solid bar in the main pipe flow. In the case with lowest main pipe flow and highest branch pipe flow, this phenomenon is becoming clearer look like the Impinging jets. Interaction between main pipe flow and branch pipe jet produce a high intense Teardrop shape area in the mixing part, which has a high intensity of the velocity fluctuation. In the Wall jet conditions; this area is close to the main pipe wall as it touches the wall. Reattached jet divulges some different character in this area by producing a lower velocity fluctuation Bulb shape region in the centre of intense area and touch main pipe wall in the two curve line. Finally, the mixing mechanism is evaluated 3-dimensionally by various branch pipe jets. The results show us the Re-attached and Wall jets have maximum velocity fluctuation near the pipe wall and Turn jet has enormous capability to operation. (author)

  13. Formulation of spectra-based attenuation coefficients in water as a function of depth and off-axis distance for 4, 10 and 15 MV X-ray beams

    On the basis of X-ray spectra information for 4, 10 and 15 MV X-rays from a linear accelerator, we propose a method for formulating the attenuation coefficient in water as a function of depth and off-axis distance. It was confirmed by transmission measurement that the formulation provides a good estimation of the attenuation coefficient in water. Using the formulation, we further assessed the effective attenuation coefficient in water as a function of off-axis distance

  14. Manufacturing parabolic mirrors

    1975-01-01

    The photo shows the construction of a vertical centrifuge mounted on an air cushion, with a precision of 1/10000 during rotation, used for the manufacture of very high=precision parabolic mirrors. (See Annual Report 1974.)

  15. Visual inspection of 3-D surface and refractive-index profiles of microscopic lenses using a single-arm off-axis holographic interferometer.

    Kim, Byung-Mok; Kim, Eun-Soo

    2016-05-16

    A single-arm off-axis holographic interferometer (SA-OHI) system for visual inspection of the three-dimensional (3-D) surfaces and refractive-index profiles of micrometer-scale optical lenses is proposed. In this system, a couple of pellicle beam splitters and optical mirrors are employed to generate two sheared off-axis beams from the single object beam by controlling the tilted angle of the optical mirror. Each sheared beam is divided into two areas with and without object data, which are called half-object and half-reference beams, respectively. These sub-divided object and reference beams then make interference patterns, just like the conventional two-arm holographic interferometer. This holographic interferometer system, called SA-OHI, can solve the DC bias, virtual and duplicated image problems occurred in most lateral shearing interferometers, which allow extraction of the hologram data only related to the target object. The operational principle of the proposed system is analyzed based on ray-optics. To confirm the feasibility of the proposed system in the practical application fields, experiments with test lenses are also carried out and the results are comparatively discussed with those of the conventional system. PMID:27409857

  16. A 10 MV x-ray attenuation coefficient expression for water as a function of depth and off-axis distance

    Obtaining accurate attenuation of in-phantom primary water collision kerma is important for accurate evaluation of the in-phantom primary and scatter absorbed dose. Using a 10 MV x-ray beam generated by a linear accelerator with a lead flattening filter, we have developed a 10 MV x-ray attenuation coefficient expression for water as a function of depth (z) and off-axis distance (r), described herein. This paper also describes a 10 MV x-ray mean attenuation coefficient expression for water as a function of off-axis distance (r). From these, the following results have been obtained: On any given fanline, the attenuation coefficient decreases exponentially with increasing z. At any given depth, the attenuation coefficient increases linearly with increasing r. The mean attenuation coefficient increases linearly with increasing r. For any given fanline, the mean attenuation coefficient derived from a set of transmission data for z=0 to z0 is nearly equal to the attenuation coefficient for z=z0. (author)

  17. Electron Traps in GaAs Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy on On-axis (100 and Off-axis Substrates

    R. Sarmiento

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS was used to characterize the electron traps present in the bulkGaAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE on on-axis (100 and off-axis (4° towards the (111 Adirection substrates. Two electron traps were obtained for each sample having identical correspondingpeak locations in the DLTS spectra. The layer grown on the on-axis substrate has electron traps withactivation energies of EC–0.454 eV and EC–0.643 eV and capture cross-sections of 1.205 x 10-14 cm2 and3.88 x 10-15 cm2, respectively. The layer grown on the off-axis substrate has traps with activation energiesof EC–0.454 eV and EC–0.723 eV and capture cross-sections of 2.060 x 10-14 cm2 and 4.40 x 10-14 cm2.The electron traps are possibly the M4 (or EL3 and EL2 (or EB4 traps commonly found in GaAs layers.Due to the high trap concentrations obtained and to the non-uniform trap concentration profile, Asdesorption may be considerable during growth.

  18. Calculation of focal length for off-axis TMA aerospace mapping camera%离轴三反航天测绘相机焦距的计算

    郭疆; 孙继明; 邵明东; 胡海飞

    2012-01-01

    To calculate the focal length of an off-axis Three Mirror Anastigmat(TMA) camera precisely and to guarantee its mapping precision,this paper researches and amends the classic mapping model and related formulas. First, the intersection angle of the off-axis TMA camera is re-defined, and the classic calculating formula for the focal length is modified. Then, the effect of earth curvature on the calculating focal length is analyzed, and the formula is further corrected. Examples indicate that when GSD is set to be 2 m,and the size of CCD, orbital altitude and the off-axis angle are 8 jj.m,700 km and 7? respectively, the relative error of the focal length of a tilt-looking camera calculated by the classic formula and that calculated by the modified formula can reach to 2. 6%, which will effect significantly on the mapping precision. Therefore, it suggests that the calculating formula for focal length of tilt-looking camera should take the off-axis angle into account when a off-axis TMA camera is used in photography. Furthermore, the classic calculating formula is still applicable for the ortho-looking camera.%为了精确计算离轴三反相机的焦距以保证其测绘精度,对经典测绘模型和相关公式进行了必要的修正.首先,重新定义了离轴三反测绘相机的交会角,并对经典焦距计算公式做了修正;其次,分析了地球曲率对离轴三反测绘相机焦距计算的影响,进一步修正了焦距计算公式.实例计算表明:当要求地面像元分辨率为2 m,在CCD像元尺寸为8μm,轨道高度为700 km,离轴角为7°条件下,应用经典计算公式得出的斜视相机焦距与应用修正后的计算公式所得出的斜视相机焦距相对偏差达到2.6%,说明对测绘精度影响很大.因此,在采用离轴三反相机进行摄影测量时,斜视相机焦距的计算应考虑离轴角后对经典公式进行必要的修正,而正视相机的焦距计算可以沿用经典计算公式.

  19. The Role of Anti-Phase Domains in InSb-Based Structures Grown on On-Axis and Off-Axis Ge Substrates

    Debnath, M. C.; Mishima, T. D.; Santos, M. B. [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States); Hossain, K.; Holland, O. W. [Amethyst Research, Inc., 1405 4th Ave NW, Ardmore, OK 73401 (United States)

    2011-12-26

    Anti-phase domains form in InSb epilayers and InSb/Al{sub 0.20}In{sub 0.80}Sb single quantum wells when grown upon on-axis (001) Ge substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Domain formation is partially suppressed through growth on Ge substrates with surfaces that are several degrees off the (001) or (211) axis. By using off-axis Ge substrates, room-temperature electron mobilities increased to {approx}60,000 cm{sup 2}/V-s and {approx}14,000 cm{sup 2}/V-s for a 4.0-{mu}m-thick InSb epilayer and a 25-nm InSb quantum well, respectively.

  20. Architecture of on- and off-axis magma bodies at EPR 9°37-40‧N and implications for oceanic crustal accretion

    Han, Shuoshuo; Carbotte, Suzanne M.; Carton, Hélène; Mutter, John C.; Aghaei, Omid; Nedimović, Mladen R.; Canales, J. Pablo

    2014-03-01

    Crustal accretion at fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges is believed to be concentrated in a narrow zone up to a few kilometers wide centered beneath the ridge axis. However, there is increasing evidence for off-axis magmatism occurring beyond this narrow zone. Here, we present 3D multichannel seismic (MCS) images from the East Pacific Rise 9°37-40‧N extending to 11 km on the ridge flanks. In the axial region, two offset axial magma bodies underlie a small ridge-axis discontinuity at ∼9°37‧N, displaying an overlapping geometry similar to that of the seafloor structures above. On the ridge flanks, a series of off-axis magma lenses (OAML) are imaged: they are located 2-10 km from the ridge axis, at 700 to 1520 ms two-way travel time below seafloor (bsf) (∼1.6 to 4.5 km bsf), with variable areas ranging from 0.5 km2 to 5.2 km2. The largest body is centered 4 km east of the ridge axis and is composed of a large, continuous, flat-topped lens and a series of small, discontinuous, westward-dipping bodies along its western edge. The flat crest of the OAML lies at approximately the same depth beneath layer 2A as the axial magma lens and we infer that this OAML has formed by aggregation of ascending melts that accumulate at the base of the sheeted dike section. A cluster of reflections underlying the OAML at 1260-1510 ms bsf are observed that may be deeper lenses feeding melts to the upper lens. This largest OAML is associated with Moho travel time anomalies of 120-260 ms within a zone that extends up to 2 km from the edge of the OAML, suggesting a lower crust that is partially molten with lower crustal velocities reduced by 8-18% and/or thicker than normal by up to 1 km. Local volcanic edifices are found above two of the three OAMLs imaged in our study area and are inferred to be the eruptive products of the OAMLs. From the volume of these edifices and the Moho travel time anomalies we estimate the potential contribution of off-axis magmatism to the total volume of

  1. The Role of Anti-Phase Domains in InSb-Based Structures Grown on On-Axis and Off-Axis Ge Substrates

    Anti-phase domains form in InSb epilayers and InSb/Al0.20In0.80Sb single quantum wells when grown upon on-axis (001) Ge substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Domain formation is partially suppressed through growth on Ge substrates with surfaces that are several degrees off the (001) or (211) axis. By using off-axis Ge substrates, room-temperature electron mobilities increased to ∼60,000 cm2/V-s and ∼14,000 cm2/V-s for a 4.0-μm-thick InSb epilayer and a 25-nm InSb quantum well, respectively.

  2. Effect of fuel and nozzle geometry on the off-axis oscillation of needle in diesel injectors using high-speed X-ray phase contrast imaging

    Zhang, X.; Liu, J.; Wang, J.

    2016-05-01

    The diesel spray characteristics are strongly influenced by the flow dynamics inside the injector nozzle. Moreover, the off-axis oscillation of needle could lead to variation of orifice flow in the nozzle. In this paper, the needle oscillation was investigated using high-speed X-ray phase contrast imaging and quantitative image processing. The effects of fuel, injection pressure and nozzle geometry on the needle oscillation were analyzed. The results showed that the vertical and horizontal oscillation of needle was independent on the injection pressure. The maximum oscillation range of 14μ m was found. Biodiesel application slightly decreased the needle oscillation due to high viscosity. The needle oscillation range increased generally with increasing hole number. The larger needle oscillation in multi-hole injectors was dominated by the geometry problem or production issue at lower needle lift. In addition, the influence of needle oscillation on the spray morphology was also discussed.

  3. Computation of highly off-axis diffracted fields using the band-limited angular spectrum method with suppressed Gibbs related artifacts.

    Falaggis, Konstantinos; Kozacki, Tomasz; Kujawinska, Malgorzata

    2013-05-10

    The angular spectrum (AS) method is a popular solution to the Helmholtz equation without the use of approximations. Modified band-limited AS methods are of particular interest for the cases of high-off-axis and large distance propagation problems, because conventional AS methods are impractical due to requirements regarding memory and computational effort. However, these techniques make use of rectangular-shaped filters that introduce ringing artifacts in the calculated field that are related to the Gibbs phenomenon. This work proposes AS algorithms based on a smooth band-limiting filter for accurate field computation as well as techniques that evaluate only nonzero components of the field. This enables accurate field calculations with an acceptable level of computational effort that cannot be offered by current AS methods reported in the scientific literature. PMID:23669842

  4. Simple analysis of off-axis solenoid fields using the scalar magnetostatic potential: application to a Zeeman-slower for cold atoms

    Muniz, Sérgio R; Bagnato, Vanderlei S

    2010-01-01

    In a region free of currents, magnetostatics can be described by the Laplace equation of a scalar magnetic potential, and one can apply the same methods commonly used in electrostatics. Here we show how to calculate the general vector field inside a real (finite) solenoid, using only the magnitude of the field along the symmetry axis. Our method does not require integration or knowledge of the current distribution, and is presented through practical examples, including a non-uniform finite solenoid used to produce cold atomic beams via laser cooling. These examples allow educators to discuss the non-trivial calculation of fields off-axis using concepts familiar to most students, while offering the opportunity to introduce important advancements of current modern research.

  5. Analysis of off-axis solenoid fields using the magnetic scalar potential: An application to a Zeeman-slower for cold atoms

    Muniz, Sérgio R.; Bagnato, Vanderlei S.; Bhattacharya, M.

    2015-06-01

    In a region free of currents, magnetostatics can be described by the Laplace equation of a scalar magnetic potential, and one can apply the same methods commonly used in electrostatics. Here, we show how to calculate the general vector field inside a real (finite) solenoid, using only the magnitude of the field along the symmetry axis. Our method does not require integration or knowledge of the current distribution and is presented through practical examples, including a nonuniform finite solenoid used to produce cold atomic beams via laser cooling. These examples allow educators to discuss the nontrivial calculation of fields off-axis using concepts familiar to most students, while offering the opportunity to introduce themes of current modern research.

  6. Oxidation of pseudo-single domain Fe3O4 particles and associated magnetic response examined by environmental TEM and off-axis electron holography

    Almeida, T.; Muxworthy, A. R.; Williams, W.

    2013-12-01

    In order to interpret palaeomagnetic measurements reliably, the mechanisms that induce and alter chemical remanent magnetisation (CRM) in naturally occurring magnetic recorders must be fully understood. Current models of CRM processes only exist for the smallest uniformly-magnetised single domain (SD) grains. However, magnetic signals from rocks are often dominated by larger grains that contain non-uniform pseudo-SD (PSD) magnetisation states. Magnetite (Fe3O4) is the most magnetic naturally occurring mineral on Earth, carrying the dominant magnetic signature in rocks and providing a critical tool in paleomagnetism. The oxidation of Fe3O4 to other iron oxides, such as maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) and hematite (α-Fe2O3), is of particular interest as it influences the preservation of remanence of the Earth's magnetic field by Fe3O4. The complementary use of environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM) and off-axis electron holography techniques can be used to reveal local changes in magnetisation in minerals as they alter during in situ heating in a controlled oxidising atmosphere. Such experiments can provide direct information about the relationship between magnetic domain structure and chemical alteration features, phase boundaries and crystalline microstructure. In the present study, synthetic Fe3O4 particles with sizes in the PSD range (dark-field imaging, electron diffraction and electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The associated alteration in CRM exhibited by individual Fe3O4 particles was investigated using off-axis electron holography, in the form of reconstructed magnetic induction maps.

  7. Session: Parabolic Troughs (Presentation)

    Kutscher, C.

    2008-04-01

    The project description is R and D activities at NREL and Sandia aimed at lowering the delivered energy cost of parabolic trough collector systems and FOA awards to support industry in trought development. The primary objectives are: (1) support development of near-term parabolic trought technology for central station power generation; (2) support development of next-generation trought fields; and (3) support expansion of US trough industry. The major FY08 activities were: (1) improving reflector optics; (2) reducing receiver heat loss (including improved receiver coating and mitigating hydrogen accumulation); (3) measuring collector optical efficiency; (4) optimizing plant performance and reducing cost; (5) reducing plant water consumption; and (6) directly supporting industry needs, including FOA support.

  8. Architecture of Off-Axis Magma Bodies at EPR 9o37-40'N and Implications for Oceanic Crustal Accretion (Invited)

    Han, S.; Carbotte, S. M.; Carton, H. D.; Mutter, J. C.; Aghaei, O.; Nedimovic, M. R.; Canales, J.

    2013-12-01

    Oceanic crust is formed by decompression melting of upwelling mantle beneath mid-ocean ridges. At fast spreading ridges, although the mantle melting region is several hundred kilometers wide, crustal accretion is believed to be concentrated in a narrow zone a few kilometers wide centered beneath the ridge axis. However, mid-ocean ridge studies over the past two decades have provided increasing evidence that melt focusing may not occur entirely within this narrow zone. Here, we present 3D multichannel seismic (MCS) images from the East Pacific Rise 9o37-40'N extending to 11 km on the ridge flanks. In the axial region, we observe two axial magma bodies underlying the seafloor discontinuity at ~9°37'N at a depth of 1.5-1.6 km, with an overlapping geometry similar to that of the seafloor structures. On the ridge flanks, a series of off-axis melt lenses (OAML) are imaged, located from 2 -10 km from ridge axis, at 700 to 1520 ms twtt below seafloor (bsf) (~1.6 to 4.5 km), and with various sizes from 0.46 km2 to 5.15 km2. The largest body is centered 3.9 km east of the ridge axis and is composed of a series of small discontinuous upward dipping bodies at the western edge of a larger, continuous flat-topped lens. The flat-topped crest of the OAML lies at approximately the same depth beneath layer 2A as the axial magma lens, from which we infer that this OAML has formed by aggregation of smaller melt bodies ascending along the western edge of the main body that accumulate at the base of the sheeted dike section. A cluster of reflectors underlies the OAML at 1260-1510 ms bsf that may be deeper lenses feeding melts to the upper lens. Moho traveltime anomalies associated with this OAML suggest a lower crust that is partially molten with velocities reduced by 8-18% and/or thicker than normal by up to 1 km. The data indicate that melt delivery pathways to the OAML are independent of the axial system. Local volcanic edifices are found above two of the three OAMLs in our study

  9. In Situ Stable Isotopic Detection of Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane in Monterey Bay Cold Seeps Via Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy

    Wankel, S. D.; Gupta, M.; Leen, J.; Provencal, R. A.; Parsotam, V.; Girguis, P. R.

    2010-12-01

    Anaerobic methane oxidation (AOM) plays an important role in global climate change by governing the release of methane from anoxic sediments into the global ocean and ultimately the atmosphere. Thus, gaining an accurate understanding of both the distribution of methane sources and the occurrence of AOM as well as the spatial and temporal variability of cycling pathways is critical. Environmental analyses of methane stable isotopic composition (δ13C-CH4) provide just such an indicator of methane source, whether biogenic or thermogenic, as well as a spatial and temporal integrator of microbial cycling pathways, such as AOM. Here we present results from several deployments of a newly developed in situ methane stable isotope analyzer capable of measuring δ13C-CH4 to full ocean depths. The instrument consisted of a miniaturized Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) analyzer housed in a cylindrical titanium pressure vessel for deep sea deployment. Dissolved gas was extracted from seawater using a Teflon AF diffusion membrane inlet. The instrument had an operating wavelength of 1647 nm and used chemometric spectral decomposition to determine the relative concentrations of 13CH4 and 12CH4 with a sensitivity of ± 0.2‰. Deployments to cold seep environments revealed a distinct separation in carbon isotopic composition between methane in advecting fluids as compared with methane from sediment pore fluids. During multiple visits to two different sites at Extrovert Cliff in Monterey Bay (960m), methane in advecting fluids ranged from -70.2‰ to -63.8‰. In contrast, methane-rich fluids sampled directly from pushcore holes taken through seep sediments contained methane with substantially higher δ13C values ranging from -64.2‰ to -50.2‰. These data implicate the influence of anaerobic oxidation of methane within these seep sediments. While the advective flux of methane to the seafloor from the central orifice of the seep is substantial, using

  10. Surface residual stress distributions in as-bent Inconel 600 U-bend and Incoloy 800 90-degree bend tubing samples

    Selected data showing typical macroscopic residual stress distributions in U-bent Inconel 600 and 90 degrees bends in Incoloy 800 are presented. The results indicate regions of both high magnitude tension and compression in the longitudinal direction around the circumference of the bends at the apex. The microscopic residual stress, or percent plastic strain and macroscopic residual distributions in the surface of cross-roll straightened and ground Inconel 600 tubing are described. The results indicate a compressive surface layer accompanied by a yield strength gradient from 90 ksi at the surface to 30 ksi at a depth of 0.003 in

  11. Going far beyond the near-field diffraction limit via plasmonic cavity lens with high spatial frequency spectrum off-axis illumination

    Zhao, Zeyu; Luo, Yunfei; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Changtao; Gao, Ping; Wang, Yanqin; Pu, Mingbo; Yao, Na; Zhao, Chengwei; Luo, Xiangang

    2015-10-01

    For near-field imaging optics, minimum resolvable feature size is highly constrained by the near-field diffraction limit associated with the illumination light wavelength and the air distance between the imaging devices and objects. In this study, a plasmonic cavity lens composed of Ag-photoresist-Ag form incorporating high spatial frequency spectrum off-axis illumination (OAI) is proposed to realize deep subwavelength imaging far beyond the near-field diffraction limit. This approach benefits from the resonance effect of the plasmonic cavity lens and the wavevector shifting behavior via OAI, which remarkably enhances the object’s subwavelength information and damps negative imaging contribution from the longitudinal electric field component in imaging region. Experimental images of well resolved 60-nm half-pitch patterns under 365-nm ultra-violet light are demonstrated at air distance of 80 nm between the mask patterns and plasmonic cavity lens, approximately four-fold longer than that in the conventional near-field lithography and superlens scheme. The ultimate air distance for the 60-nm half-pitch object could be theoretically extended to 120 nm. Moreover, two-dimensional L-shape patterns and deep subwavelength patterns are illustrated via simulations and experiments. This study promises the significant potential to make plasmonic lithography as a practical, cost-effective, simple and parallel nano-fabrication approach.

  12. Extensive multiband study of the X-ray rich GRB 050408. A likely off-axis event with an intense energy injection

    De Postigo, A U; Johannesson, G; Gorosabel, J; Sokolov, V V; Castro-Tirado, A J; Balega, Y Y; Spiridonova, O I; Jelinek, M; Guziy, S; Pérez-Ramírez, D; Hjorth, J; Laursen, P; Bersier, D; Pandey, S B; Bremer, M; Monfardini, A; Huang, K Y; Urata, Y; Ip, W H; Tamagawa, T; Kinoshita, D; Mizuno, T; Arai, Y; Yamagishi, H; Soyano, T; Usui, F; Tashiro, M; Abe, K; Onda, K; Aslan, Z; Khamitov, I; Ozisik, T; Kiziloglu, U; Bikmaev, I; Sakhibullin, N A; Burenin, R; Pavlinsky, M; Sunyaev, R; Bhattacharya, D; Kamble, A P; Chandra, C H I; Trushkin, S A; Balega, Yu.Yu.

    2006-01-01

    Aims. Understand the shape and implications of the multiband light curve of GRB 050408, an X-ray rich (XRR) burst. Methods. We present a multiband optical light curve, covering the time from the onset of the gamma-ray event to several months after, when we only detect the host galaxy. Together with X-ray, millimetre and radio observations we compile what, to our knowledge, is the most complete multiband coverage of an XRR burst afterglow to date. Results. The optical and X-ray light curve is characterised by an early flattening and an intense bump peaking around 6 days after the burst onset. We explain the former by an off-axis viewed jet, in agreement with the predictions made for XRR by some models, and the latter with an energy injection equivalent in intensity to the initial shock. The analysis of the spectral flux distribution reveals an extinction compatible with a low chemical enrichment surrounding the burst. Together with the detection of an underlying starburst host galaxy we can strengthen the link...

  13. In-situ potential mapping of space charge layer in GaN nanowires under electrical field by off-axis electron holography

    Xiao Chen

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In situ potential mapping of space charge (SC layer in a single GaN nanowire (NW contacted to the Au metal electrode has been conducted using off-axis electron holography in order to study the space distribution of SC layer under electric biases. Based on the phase image reconstructed from the complex hologram the electrostatic potential at the SC layer was clearly revealed; the SC width was estimated to be about 76 nm under zero bias condition. In order to study dynamic interrelation between the SC layer and bias conditions, the variation of the electrostatic potential due to change of the SC widths respond to the different bias conditions have also been examined. The measured SC layers are found to vary between 68 nm and 91 nm, which correspond to the saturated SC layers at the GaN-Au contact under the forward and reverse bias conditions, respectively. By plotting the square widths of the SC layer against the applied voltages, donor density of GaN NWs was derived to be about 4.3*106 cm−3. Our experiments demonstrate that in-situ electron holography under electric field can be a useful method to investigate SC layers and donor density in single NW and other heterostructures.

  14. Simultaneous 13C/12C and (18)O/(16)O isotope ratio measurements on CO2 based on off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy.

    Jost, Hans-Jürg; Castrillo, Antonio; Wilson, H William

    2006-03-01

    A prototype off-axis integrated cavity output spectrometer (OA-ICOS) utilizing two identical cavities together with a near-infrared (1.63 microm) external cavity tunable diode laser is described. The two-cavity design-one for a reference gas and one for a sample gas-takes advantage of classical double-beam infrared spectrometer characteristics in reducing uncertainties due to laser scan or power instabilities and major temperature variations by a factor of three or better compared with a single-cavity scheme. This is the first OA-ICOS instrument designed to determine 13C/12C and (18)O/(16)O ratios from CO2 rotation/vibration fine structure in three different combination bands. Preliminary results indicate that at 0.8 Hz a precision of 3.3 and 2.8 per thousand is obtained for delta13C and delta(18)O, respectively, over a period of 10 h and a pure CO2 gas sample at 26 hPa. By averaging 100 spectra over a subset of the data, we achieved a precision of 1.6 and 0.8 \\permil\\ for delta13C and delta(18)O, respectively. PMID:16500753

  15. In-situ potential mapping of space charge layer in GaN nanowires under electrical field by off-axis electron holography

    Xiao Chen; Yanguo Wang; Jie Guo; Jikang Jian; Lin Gu; Zhihua Zhang

    2016-01-01

    In situ potential mapping of space charge (SC) layer in a single GaN nanowire (NW) contacted to the Au metal electrode has been conducted using off-axis electron holography in order to study the space distribution of SC layer under electric biases. Based on the phase image reconstructed from the complex hologram the electrostatic potential at the SC layer was clearly revealed;the SC width was estimated to be about 76 nm under zero bias condition. In order to study dynamic interrelation between the SC layer and bias conditions, the variation of the electrostatic potential due to change of the SC widths respond to the different bias conditions have also been examined. The measured SC layers are found to vary between 68 nm and 91 nm, which correspond to the saturated SC layers at the GaN-Au contact under the forward and reverse bias conditions, respectively. By plotting the square widths of the SC layer against the applied voltages, donor density of GaN NWs was derived to be about 4.3*106 cm ? 3. Our experiments demon-strate that in-situ electron holography under electric field can be a useful method to investigate SC layers and donor density in single NW and other heterostructures.

  16. Courant Algebroids in Parabolic Geometry

    Armstrong, Stuart

    2011-01-01

    To a smooth manifold $M$, a parabolic geometry associates a principal bundle, which has a parabolic subgroup of a semisimple Lie group as its structure group, and a Cartan connection. We show that the adjoint tractor bundle of a regular normal parabolic geometry can be endowed with the structure of a Courant algebroid. This gives a class of examples of transitive Courant algebroids that are not exact.

  17. Ex Vivo Assessment of a Parabolic-Tip Inflow Cannula for Pediatric Continuous-Flow VADs.

    Griffin, Michael T; Grzywinski, Matthew F; Voorhees, Hannah J; Kameneva, Marina V; Olia, Salim E

    2016-01-01

    To address the challenge of unloading the left ventricle during pediatric mechanical circulatory support using next-generation rotary blood pumps, a novel inflow cannula was developed. This unique inflow cannula for pediatric, continuous-flow, left ventricular assist devices (VADs) with a parabolic-shaped inlet entrance was evaluated alongside a bevel-tip and fenestrated-tip cannula via an ex vivo, isolated-heart experimental setup. Performance was characterized using two clinical scenarios of over-pumping and hypovolemia, created by varying pump speed and filling preload pressure, respectively, at ideal and off-axis cannula placement to assess ventricular unloading and positional sensitivity. Quantitative and qualitative assessments were performed on the resultant hemodynamics and intra-ventricular boroscopic images to classify conditions of nonsuction, partial, gradual or severe entrainment, and ventricular collapse. The parabolic-tip cannula was found to be significantly less sensitive to placement position (p pumping and hypovolemic studies, respectively. We conclude that future pediatric VAD designs may benefit from incorporating the parabolic-tip inflow cannula design to maximize unloading of the left ventricle in ideal and nonoptimal conditions. PMID:27442862

  18. Observation of Muon Neutrino Charged Current Events in an Off-Axis Horn-Focused Neutrino Beam Using the NOvA Prototype Detector

    Diaz, Enrique Arrieta [Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)

    2014-01-01

    The NOνA is a long base-line neutrino oscillation experiment. It will study the oscillations between muon and electron neutrinos through the Earth. NOνA consists of two detectors separated by 810 km. Each detector will measure the electron neutrino content of the neutrino (NuMI) beam. Differences between the measurements will reveal details about the oscillation channel. The NOνA collaboration built a prototype detector on the surface at Fermilab in order to develop calibration, simulation, and reconstruction tools, using real data. This 220 ton detector is 110 mrad off the NuMI beam axis. This off-axis location allows the observation of neutrino interactions with energies around 2 GeV, where neutrinos come predominantly from charged kaon decays. During the period between October 2011 and April 2012, the prototype detector collected neutrino data from 1.67 × 1020 protons on target delivered by the NuMI beam. This analysis selected a number of candidate charged current muon neutrino events from the prototype data, which is 30% lower than predicted by the NOνA Monte Carlo simulation. The analysis suggests that the discrepancy comes from an over estimation of the neutrino flux in the Monte Carlo simulation, and in particular, from neutrinos generated in charged kaon decays. The ratio of measured divided by the simulated flux of muon neutrinos coming from charged kaon decays is: 0.70+0.108 -0.094. The NOνA collaboration may use the findings of this analysis to introduce a more accurate prediction of the neutrino flux produced by the NuMI beam in future Monte Carlo simulations.

  19. Full-field Hilbert phase microscopy using nearly common-path low coherence off-axis interferometry for quantitative imaging of biological cells

    We demonstrate single shot low coherence quantitative Hilbert phase microscopy (HPM) for the reconstruction of the two dimensional (2D) phase map of biological cells. The system is based on a compact and nearly common-path high magnification Mirau-interferometric objective lens. The spatial carrier frequency of the interference fringes was increased by means of introducing tilt in one of the arms of the interferometer, thus making the system off-axis. The system is user friendly as the interference fringes and imaging of objects with high lateral and axial resolution can be obtained quickly using a low cost commercially available microscope. Experimental results for the 2D phase map of polystyrene spheres and human red blood cells (RBCs) are presented. Hilbert transform fringe analysis was used for reconstructing the phase map and refractive index (RI) of the objects. For dynamic substances which change rapidly, single shot low coherence interferometric microscopy is an important method for obtaining the phase. Experimental results with increased field-of-view and large tilt angle are also presented. It is well known that on increasing the tilt angle for improved spatial phase sampling the object remains focused in only a small area even though the field-of-view is large. This limitation was overcome by means of vertical scanning low coherence interferometry. Due to the low coherence properties of the light source the interference occurs only at the desired location of the object, i.e., where the object is sharply focused. The object was vertically scanned and the single shot interferograms were recorded for every scan and analyzed by Hilbert transform. In this way a large area of the sample can be imaged quantitatively. (paper)

  20. 虚拟3D摄影移轴技术研究%Off-Axis Technology of Virtual 3D Cinematography

    孙略

    2010-01-01

    虚拟3D摄影技术指计算机动画制作系统中用于拍摄三维场景以获取立体数字影像的技术.一般情况下,3D摄影系统中双机的主轴需要形成汇聚才能产生立体视觉效果,在真实3D摄影系统中,通常以旋转(Toe In)摄影机的方式形成汇聚.在虚拟3D摄影系统中,由于虚拟摄影机的特殊性质,可以通过移轴(Off Axis)技术形成汇聚.移轴技术可以消除普通3D摄影技术不可避免的梯形变形以及清晰度差异,提高3D影像的质量.本文在分析梯形变形与清晰度差异产生原理的基础上,对虚拟3D摄影系统的移轴控制技术进行讨论,进一步分析如何通过移轴技术消除垂直视差与清晰度差异,从而在理论上证明移轴技术是更为理想的3D摄影控制技术,并最终提出在真实3D摄影系统中引入移轴技术的设想.

  1. Vapor hydration of SON68 glass from 90 degrees C to 200 degrees C: A kinetic study and corrosion products investigation

    Corrosion of nuclear waste glass in unsaturated conditions is expected to occur upon the closure of the repository galleries during disposal cell saturation in the proposed French disposal site. The objectives of the present work were to determine the alteration kinetics of the SON68 reference in such conditions. Vapor hydration tests were conducted using thin, polished SON68 glass coupons contained in stainless steel autoclaves. Temperatures ranged between 90 degrees C and 200 degrees C and the relative humidity (RH) was maintained at 91 ± 1%. Additional experiments at 175 degrees C and 80, 85, 90 and 95% RH were also conducted to assess the role of RH on the glass corrosion rate. The nature and extent of corrosion have been determined by characterizing the reacted glass surface with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Elemental profiling of the glass hydrated at 90 C was studied by TOF-SIMS. The chemical composition of the external layer depends on experimental conditions. The hydration rate at 90 C (TOF-SIMS analysis) is 10 x higher than the generally accepted final rate of SON68 in water at 90 degrees C (∼ 10-4 g m-2 d-1). This may indicate that the glass hydration process cannot be simulated by experiments in aqueous solution with a high S/V ratio. Subsequent leaching (corrosion in an aqueous solution) of samples weathered in water vapor showed dissolution rate values higher than those of pristine glass. This result indicates that mobile elements are trapped within the alteration products during the hydration step and it gives insight into mobility variations of the considered elements. (authors)

  2. The Parabolic-Trigonometric Functions

    Dattoli, G; Quattromini, M; Ricci, P E

    2011-01-01

    The parabolic functions are introduced in analogy to the circular and hyperbolic cases. We discuss the relevant properties, the geometrical interpretation and touch on possible generalizations and their link with the modular elliptic functions.

  3. Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Circular Cylinder at Mach Number of 6.86 and Angles of Attack up to 90 Degrees

    Penland, Jim A

    1954-01-01

    Pressure-distribution and force tests of a circular cylinder have been made in the Langley 11-inch hypersonic tunnel at a Mach number of 6.86, a Reynolds number of 129,000 based on diameter, and angles of attack up to 90 degrees. The results are compared with the hypersonic approximation of Grimminger, Williams, and Young and with a simple modification of the Newtonian flow theory. The comparison of experimental results shows that either theory gives adequate general aerodynamic characteristics but that the modified Newtonian theory gives a more accurate prediction of the pressure distribution. The calculated crossflow drag coefficients plotted as a function of crossflow Mach number were found to be in reasonable agreement with similar results obtained from other investigations at lower supersonic Mach numbers. Comparison of the results of this investigation with data obtained at a lower Mach number indicates that the drag coefficient of a cylinder normal to the flow is relatively constant for Mach numbers above about 4.

  4. A large liquid argon time projection chamber for long-baseline, off-axis neutrino oscillation physics with the NuMI beam

    Results from neutrino oscillation experiments in the last ten years have revolutionized the field of neutrino physics. While the overall oscillation picture for three neutrinos is now well established and precision measurements of the oscillation parameters are underway, crucial issues remain. In particular, the hierarchy of the neutrino masses, the structure of the neutrino mixing matrix, and, above all, CP violation in the neutrino sector are the primary experimental challenges in upcoming years. A program that utilizes the newly commissioned NuMI neutrino beamline, and its planned upgrades, together with a high-performance, large-mass detector will be in an excellent position to provide decisive answers to these key neutrino physics questions. A Liquid Argon time projection chamber (LArTPC), which combines fine-grained tracking, total absorption calorimetry, and scalability, is well matched for this physics program. The few-millimeter-scale spatial granularity of a LArTPC combined with dE/dx measurements make it a powerful detector for neutrino oscillation physics. Scans of simulated event samples, both directed and blind, have shown that electron identification in νe charged current interactions can be maintained at an efficiency of 80%. Backgrounds for νe appearance searches from neutral current events with a π0 are reduced well below the ∼ 0.5-1.0% νe contamination of the νμ beam. While the ICARUS collaboration has pioneered this technology and shown its feasibility with successful operation of the T600 (600-ton) LArTPC, a detector for off-axis, long-baseline neutrino physics must be many times more massive to compensate for the low event rates. We have a baseline concept based on the ICARUS wire plane structure and commercial methods of argon purification and housed in an industrial liquefied-natural-gas tank. Fifteen to fifty kton liquid argon capacity tanks have been considered. A very preliminary cost estimate for a 50-kton detector is $100M

  5. Shenandoah parabolic dish solar collector

    Kinoshita, G.S.

    1985-01-01

    The objectives of the Shenandoah, Georgia, Solar Total Energy System are to design, construct, test, and operate a solar energy system to obtain experience with large-scale hardware systems for future applications. This report describes the initial design and testing activities conducted to select and develop a collector that would serve the need of such a solar total energy system. The parabolic dish was selected as the collector most likely to maximize energy collection as required by this specific site. The fabrication, testing, and installation of the parabolic dish collector incorporating improvements identified during the development testing phase are described.

  6. Plane and parabolic solar panels

    Sales, J. H. O.; Suzuki, A.T.

    2009-01-01

    We present a plane and parabolic collector that absorbs radiant energy and transforms it in heat. Therefore we have a panel to heat water. We study how to increment this capture of solar beams onto the panel in order to increase its efficiency in heating water.

  7. Fixed point of the parabolic renormalization operator

    Lanford III, Oscar E

    2014-01-01

    This monograph grew out of the authors' efforts to provide a natural geometric description for the class of maps invariant under parabolic renormalization and for the Inou-Shishikura fixed point itself as well as to carry out a computer-assisted study of the parabolic renormalization operator. It introduces a renormalization-invariant class of analytic maps with a maximal domain of analyticity and rigid covering properties and presents a numerical scheme for computing parabolic renormalization of a germ, which is used to compute the Inou-Shishikura renormalization fixed point.   Inside, readers will find a detailed introduction into the theory of parabolic bifurcation,  Fatou coordinates, Écalle-Voronin conjugacy invariants of parabolic germs, and the definition and basic properties of parabolic renormalization.   The systematic view of parabolic renormalization developed in the book and the numerical approach to its study will be interesting to both experts in the field as well as graduate students wishi...

  8. Parabolic concentrating collector: a tutorial

    Truscello, V.C.

    1979-02-15

    A tutorial overview of point-focusing parabolic collectors is presented. Optical and thermal characteristics of such collectors are discussed. Data representing typical achievable collector efficiencies are presented and the importance of balancing collector cost with concentrator quality is argued through the development of a figure of merit for the collector. The impact of receiver temperature on performance is assessed and the general observation made that temperatures much in excess of 1500 to 2000/sup 0/F can actually result in decreased performance. Various types of two-axis tracking collectors are described, including the standard parabolic deep dish, Cassegrainian and Fresnel, as well as two forms of fixed mirrors with articulating receivers. The present DOE program to develop these devices is briefly discussed, as are present and projected costs for these collectors. Pricing information is presented for the only known commercial design available on the open market.

  9. Adaptive Control of Parabolic PDEs

    Smyshlyaev, Andrey

    2010-01-01

    This book introduces a comprehensive methodology for adaptive control design of parabolic partial differential equations with unknown functional parameters, including reaction-convection-diffusion systems ubiquitous in chemical, thermal, biomedical, aerospace, and energy systems. Andrey Smyshlyaev and Miroslav Krstic develop explicit feedback laws that do not require real-time solution of Riccati or other algebraic operator-valued equations. The book emphasizes stabilization by boundary control and using boundary sensing for unstable PDE systems with an infinite relative degree. The book also

  10. Parabolic Trough Development in Mexico

    Ramos, C.; Ramirez, R.; Huacuz, J.

    2006-07-01

    The current tendencies of the concentrating solar technologies present an excellent potential to contribute in next decades with a significant way to the electric power production and process heat for industrial uses. Concentrating solar technologies are appropriate for a wide range of applications in the process heat generation and of great utility for the industry that requires thermal energy for their processes. Among solar thermal concentrating technologies, parabolic trough technology is one of the most promising in such sense. In an industrial installation the solar system could give heat for the preheating of water and even steam generation. For testing purposes and for demonstration of the parabolic trough technology two prototypes have been developed by the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). Each prototype includes a parabolic trough concentrator 2.3 m wide and 6.9 m long, mounted on a one-axis tracking structure. Anodized aluminum sheet with a solar reflectivity of 90% was used as reflective material. These prototypes were installed in different places and provided a lot information concerning to the operation and maintenance activities, elaboration of methodological guides for the development of similar applications and the identification and establishment of mechanisms of collaboration with national industry to involve them in the technological development of parabolic trough components. Recently the IIE erected a small installation in an automobile industry of Mexico for sanitary applications. In this paper, we present the design features as well as the construction development of the prototypes. Likewise, the operational experience and the maintenance strategies on the reflective surface, the tracking system and lessons learned over the time are described. Also, the first experiences in the operation and maintenance and particular findings in the automobile industry application are presented and discussed. (Author)

  11. Magnetic microstructure in a stress-annealed Fe73.5Si15.5B7Nb3Cu1 soft magnetic alloy observed using off-axis electron holography and Lorentz microscopy

    Kovács, A.; Pradeep, K. G.; Herzer, G.; Raabe, D.; Dunin-Borkowski, R. E.

    2016-05-01

    Fe-Si-B-Nb-Cu alloys are attractive for high frequency applications due to their low coercivity and high saturation magnetization. Here, we study the effect of stress annealing on magnetic microstructure in Fe73.5Si15.5B7Nb3Cu1 using off-axis electron holography and the Fresnel mode of Lorentz transmission electron microscopy. A stress of 50 MPa was applied to selected samples during rapid annealing for 4 s, resulting in uniaxial anisotropy perpendicular to the stress direction. The examination of focused ion beam milled lamellae prepared from each sample revealed a random magnetic domain pattern in the sample that had been rapidly annealed in the absence of stress, whereas a highly regular domain pattern was observed in the stress-annealed sample. We also measured a decrease in domain wall width from ˜ 94 nm in the sample annealed without stress to ˜ 80 nm in the stress-annealed sample.

  12. Motion sickness susceptibility during rotation at 30 rpm in free-fall parabolic flight

    Graybiel, A.

    1979-01-01

    To make comparisons with experimental motion sickness susceptibility in Skylab missions, subjects were tested during free fall in parabolic flight and in ground-based simulation tests. They were rotated at 30 rpm in a rotating litter chair (RLC) with head fixed, head swiveling left-to-right, or with 90 degree forward and return head and body movements. Stressful accelerations similar to those in the Skylab RLC were generated only in the tests aloft, where subjects who made 'forward and return' movements (generating cross-coupled angular accelerations) were substantially more prone to motion sickness than those with either head fixed or head swiveling left-to-right. However, with head swiveling, susceptibility was slightly higher in the laboratory than aloft.

  13. Exponential function approach to parabolic equations

    Lin, Chin-Yuan

    2014-01-01

    This volume is on initial-boundary value problems for parabolic partial differential equations of second order. It rewrites the problems as abstract Cauchy problems or evolution equations, and then solves them by the technique of elementary difference equations. Because of this, the volume assumes less background and provides an easy approach for readers to understand. Contents:Existence Theorems for Cauchy ProblemsExistence Theorems for Evolution Equations (I)Linear Autonomous Parabolic EquationsNonlinear Autonomous Parabolic EquationsLinea

  14. Numerical Solution of Parabolic Equations

    Østerby, Ole

    These lecture notes are designed for a one-semester course on finite-difference methods for parabolic equations. These equations which traditionally are used for describing diffusion and heat-conduction problems in Geology, Physics, and Chemistry have recently found applications in Finance Theory....... Among the special features of this book can be mentioned the presentation of a practical approach to reliable estimates of the global error, including warning signals if the reliability is questionable. The technique is generally applicable for estimating the discretization error in numerical...... expense. Problems in two space dimensions are effectively handled using the Alternating Direction Implicit (ADI) technique. We present a systematic way of incorporating inhomogeneous terms and derivative boundary conditions in ADI methods as well as mixed derivative terms....

  15. Parabolic dish photovoltaic concentrator development

    Beninga, K.; Davenport, R.; Featherby, M.; Sandubrae, J.; Walcott, K.

    1991-05-01

    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Tactical Fabs, Inc. (TFI) have fabricated a prototype parabolic dish photovoltaic (PV) concentrator system to demonstrate the functionality of this approach. A 1.5 m diameter parabolic dish was fabricated of a polyester/fiberglass composite, with a silvered polymer reflective surface. An innovative receiver cooling system used outward radial flow of cooling water in a narrow passage. This configuration matches the heat transfer capability of the cooling system to the flux profile on the PV receiver, minimizing temperature variations across the receiver. The photovoltaic cells used in the system were a new, TFI-proprietary design. Interleaved contacts form a bi-polar, rear-contact cell configuration. Because the electrical contacts are made on the rear of the cells, cells can be close-packed to form receiver arrays of arbitrary shape and size. Optical testing of the dish concentrator was performed by SAIC, SERI, and Sandia National Labs. The dish concentrator, designed for solar thermal applications, had a tight focal spot but exhibited flux non-uniformities away from the focal plane. Thermal testing of the receiver cooling system was performed with excellent success. Single PV cells, 4-cell blocks, and 144-cell receiver modules were built and tested. The cells successfully demonstrated the TFI design concept, but due to cell processing problems their efficiency was very low. Sources of the processing problems were identified and solutions were proposed, but funding limitations precluded further cell production. Operation of the complete PV dish system was conducted, and the functionality of the system was demonstrated. However, low cell efficiencies and receiver plane flux non-uniformities caused the system performance to be very low. These problems are not generic to the concept, and solutions to them proposed.

  16. Magnetic microstructure in a stress-annealed Fe73.5Si15.5B7Nb3Cu1 soft magnetic alloy observed using off-axis electron holography and Lorentz microscopy

    A. Kovács

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Fe-Si-B-Nb-Cu alloys are attractive for high frequency applications due to their low coercivity and high saturation magnetization. Here, we study the effect of stress annealing on magnetic microstructure in Fe73.5Si15.5B7Nb3Cu1 using off-axis electron holography and the Fresnel mode of Lorentz transmission electron microscopy. A stress of 50 MPa was applied to selected samples during rapid annealing for 4 s, resulting in uniaxial anisotropy perpendicular to the stress direction. The examination of focused ion beam milled lamellae prepared from each sample revealed a random magnetic domain pattern in the sample that had been rapidly annealed in the absence of stress, whereas a highly regular domain pattern was observed in the stress-annealed sample. We also measured a decrease in domain wall width from ∼ 94 nm in the sample annealed without stress to ∼ 80 nm in the stress-annealed sample.

  17. Off-axis Fresnel diffraction approximation

    Miler, Miroslav; Hradil, Milan; Pala, Jan; Aubrecht, Ivo

    Bellingham : SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2005 - (Štrba, A.; Senderáková, D.; Hrabovský, M.), s. 594509.1-594509.4 ISBN 0-8194-5951-8. ISSN 0277-786X. - (Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 5945). [Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics PCS /14./. Nitra (SK), 13.09.2004-17.09.2004] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK2067107 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2067918 Keywords : wave propagation * Fresnel diffraction * Fraunhofer diffraction Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  18. Off-axis Fresnel diffraction approximation

    Miler, Miroslav; Hradil, Milan; Pala, Jan; Aubrecht, Ivo

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 52, č. 10 (2007), s. 300-302. ISSN 0447-6441 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK2067107 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512 Keywords : wave propagation * Fresnel diffraction * Fraunhofer diffraction Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  19. Modular off-axis solar concentrator

    Plesniak, Adam P; Hall, John C

    2015-01-27

    A solar concentrator including a housing defining a vertical axis and including a receiving wall connected to a reflecting wall to define an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, wherein the reflecting wall defines at least one primary optical element, and wherein at least a portion of the reflecting wall includes a layer of reflective material, the housing further including a cover connected to the receiving wall and the reflecting wall to seal the opening, and at least one receiver mounted on the receiving wall such that a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell.

  20. International Workshop on Elliptic and Parabolic Equations

    Schrohe, Elmar; Seiler, Jörg; Walker, Christoph

    2015-01-01

    This volume covers the latest research on elliptic and parabolic equations and originates from the international Workshop on Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, held September 10-12, 2013 at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. It represents a collection of refereed research papers and survey articles written by eminent scientist on advances in different fields of elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations, including singular Riemannian manifolds, spectral analysis on manifolds, nonlinear dispersive equations, Brownian motion and kernel estimates, Euler equations, porous medium type equations, pseudodifferential calculus, free boundary problems, and bifurcation analysis.

  1. Steadily translating parabolic dissolution fingers

    Kondratiuk, Paweł

    2015-01-01

    Dissolution fingers (or wormholes) are formed during the dissolution of a porous rock as a result of nonlinear feedbacks between the flow, transport and chemical reactions at pore surfaces. We analyze the shapes and growth velocities of such fingers within the thin-front approximation, in which the reaction is assumed to take place instantaneously with the reactants fully consumed at the dissolution front. We concentrate on the case when the main flow is driven by the constant pressure gradient far from the finger, and the permeability contrast between the inside and the outside of the finger is finite. Using Ivantsov ansatz and conformal transformations we find the family of steadily translating fingers characterized by a parabolic shape. We derive the reactant concentration field and the pressure field inside and outside of the fingers and show that the flow within them is uniform. The advancement velocity of the finger is shown to be inversely proportional to its radius of curvature in the small P\\'{e}clet...

  2. Partial differential equations of parabolic type

    Friedman, Avner

    2008-01-01

    This accessible and self-contained treatment provides even readers previously unacquainted with parabolic and elliptic equations with sufficient background to understand research literature. Author Avner Friedman - Director of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University - offers a systematic and thorough approach that begins with the main facts of the general theory of second order linear parabolic equations. Subsequent chapters explore asymptotic behavior of solutions, semi-linear equations and free boundary problems, and the extension of results concerning fundamenta

  3. Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Parabolic Quantum Wells

    Tifrea, I.; Flatte, Michael E.

    2003-01-01

    We present a detailed analytical and numerical analysis of the nuclear spin dynamics in parabolic quantum wells. The shallow potential of parabolic quantum wells permits substantial modification of the electronic wave function in small electric fields. The nuclear spin relaxation via the hyperfine interaction depends on the electronic local density of states, therefore the local nuclear relaxation time depends sensitively on the electric field. For an inhomogeneous nuclear magnetization, such...

  4. Poster — Thur Eve — 21: Off-axis dose perturbation effects in water in a 5 × 5 cm2 18 MV photon beam for the PTW microLion and Exradin A1SL ionization chambers

    A PTW microLion liquid ionization chamber and an Exradin A1SL air-filled ionization chamber have been modeled using the egs-chamber user code of the EGSnrc system to determine their perturbation effects in water in a 5 × 5 cm2 18 MV photon beam. A model of the Varian CL21EX linear accelerator was constructed using the BEAMnrc Monte Carlo code, and was validated by comparing measured PDDs and profiles from the microLion and A1SL chambers to calculated results that included chamber models. Measured PDDs for a 5 × 5 cm2 field for the microLion chamber agreed with calculations to within 1.5% beyond a depth of 0.5 cm, and the A1SL PDDs agreed within 1.0% beyond 1.0 cm. Measured and calculated profiles at 10 cm depth agreed within 1.0% for both chambers inside the field, and within 4.0% near the field edge. Local percent differences increased up to 15% at 4 cm outside the field. The ratio of dose to water in the absence of the chamber relative to dose in the chamber's active volume as a function of off-axis distance was calculated using the egs-chamber correlated sampling technique. The dose ratio was nearly constant inside the field and consistent with the stopping power ratios of water to detector material, but varied up to 3.3% near the field edge and 5.2% at 4 cm outside the field. Once these perturbation effects are fully characterized for more field sizes and detectors, they could be applied to clinical water tank measurements for improved dosimetric accuracy

  5. A new method for continuous measurements of oceanic and atmospheric N2O, CO and CO2: performance of off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (OA-ICOS coupled to non-dispersive infrared detection (NDIR

    D. L. Arévalo-Martínez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available A new system for continuous, highly-resolved oceanic and atmospheric measurements of N2O, CO and CO2 is described. The system is based upon off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (OA-ICOS and a non-dispersive infrared analyzer (NDIR both coupled to a Weiss-type equilibrator. Performance of the combined setup was evaluated by testing its precision, accuracy, long-term stability, linearity and response time. Furthermore, the setup was tested during two oceanographic campaigns in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean in order to explore its potential for autonomous deployment onboard voluntary observing ships (VOS. Improved equilibrator response times for N2O (2.5 min and CO (45 min were achieved in comparison to response times from similar chamber designs used by previous studies. High stability of the OA-ICOS analyzer was demonstrated by low optimal integration times of 2 and 4 min for N2O and CO respectively, as well as detection limits of −1/2. Results from a direct comparison of the method presented here and well-established discrete methods for oceanic N2O and CO2 measurements showed very good consistency. The favorable agreement between underway atmospheric N2O, CO and CO2 measurements and monthly means at Ascension Island (7.96° S 14.4° W further suggests a reliable operation of the underway setup in the field. The potential of the system as an improved platform for measurements of trace gases was explored by using continuous N2O and CO2 data to characterize the development of the seasonal equatorial upwelling in the Atlantic Ocean during two R/V Maria S. Merian cruises. A similar record of high-resolution CO measurements was simultaneously obtained offering for the first time the possibility of a comprehensive view on the distribution and emissions of these climate relevant gases on the area. The relatively simple underway N2O/CO/CO2 setup is suitable for long-term deployment on board of research and commercial vessels although

  6. Complete Measurement of Stable Isotopes in N2O (δ15N, δ15Nα, δ15Nβ, δ18O, δ17O) Using Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (OA-ICOS)

    Leen, J. B.; Gupta, M.

    2014-12-01

    Nitrate contamination in water is a worldwide environmental problem and source apportionment is critical to managing nitrate pollution. Fractionation caused by physical, chemical and biological processes alters the isotope ratios of nitrates (15N/14N, 18O/16O and 17O/16O) and biochemical nitrification and denitrification impart different intramolecular site preference (15N14NO vs. 14N15NO). Additionally, atmospheric nitrate is anomalously enriched in 17O compared to other nitrate sources. The anomaly (Δ17O) is conserved during fractionation processes, providing a tracer of atmospheric nitrate. All of these effects can be used to apportion nitrate in soil. Current technology for measuring nitrate isotopes is complicated and costly - it involves conversion of nitrate to nitrous oxide (N2O), purification, preconcentration and measurement by isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS). Site specific measurements require a custom IRMS. There is a pressing need to make this measurement simpler and more accessible. Los Gatos Research has developed a next generation mid-infrared Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) analyzer to quantify all stable isotope ratios of N2O (δ15N, δ15Nα, δ15Nβ, δ18O, δ17O). We present the latest performance data demonstrating the precision and accuracy of the OA-ICOS based measurement. At an N2O concentration of 322 ppb, the analyzer quantifies [N2O], δ15N, δ15Na, δ15Nb, and δ18O with a precision of ±0.05 ppb, ±0.4 ‰, ±0.45 ‰, and ±0.6 ‰, and ±0.8 ‰ respectively (1σ, 100s; 1σ, 1000s for δ18O). Measurements of gas standards demonstrate accuracy better than ±1 ‰ for isotope ratios over a wide dynamic range (200 - 100,000 ppb). The measurement of δ17O requires a higher concentration (1 - 50 ppm), easily obtainable through conversion of nitrates in water. For 10 ppm of N2O, the instrument achieves a δ17O precision of ±0.05 ‰ (1σ, 1000s). This performance is sufficient to quantify atmospheric

  7. Method of lines for parabolic stochastic functional partial differential equations

    Maria Ziemlańska

    2014-01-01

    We approximate parabolic stochastic functional differential equations substituting the derivatives in the space variable by finite differences. We prove the stability of the method of lines corresponding to a parabolic SPDE driven by Brownian motion.

  8. Method of lines for parabolic stochastic functional partial differential equations

    Maria Ziemlańska

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We approximate parabolic stochastic functional differential equations substituting the derivatives in the space variable by finite differences. We prove the stability of the method of lines corresponding to a parabolic SPDE driven by Brownian motion.

  9. Analysis on Flow Field and Stress of 90-degree Bend in Heavy Oil Transmission Pipeline%稠油管道90°弯管流场及应力分析

    季楚凌

    2015-01-01

    The flow field and stress of heavy oil flowing throughout the 90-degree bend were analyzed. The viscosity of heavy oil at different temperature was measured by using Anton Paar MCR 302 rotary viscometer, and the viscosity-temperature curve was also analyzed with the regression analysis method. In addition, the fluid-solid-heat coupling of the bend was simulated by using Fluent software and Ansys software. The flow field and stress of heavy oil flowing throughout the bend at different temperature and velocity were analyzed. The research result can provide a theoretical foundation for further study on erosion mechanisms of heavy oil flowing throughout the bend.%以输送稠油的90°弯管为研究对象,对稠油流经弯管进行流场和应力的分析。利用 Anton Paar MCR 302可视化流变仪测得了稠油的粘温曲线,并借助 Fluent 与 Ansys 软件对弯管进行热流固耦合模拟计算。对稠油样品在不同温度及流速下流经管道弯头进行了流场和应力的研究和分析。研究结论可为进一步研究稠油流经弯管的冲蚀机理提供理论依据。

  10. Performance Simulation Comparison for Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors in China

    Jinping Wang; Jun Wang; Xiaolong Bi; Xiang Wang

    2016-01-01

    Parabolic trough systems are the most used concentrated solar power technology. The operating performance and optical efficiency of the parabolic trough solar collectors (PTCs) are different in different regions and different seasons. To determine the optimum design and operation of the parabolic trough solar collector throughout the year, an accurate estimation of the daily performance is needed. In this study, a mathematical model for the optical efficiency of the parabolic trough solar col...

  11. Improvements to a linear parabolic concentrator

    De Santoli, L.; Moncada Lo Giudice, G.; Santoboni, S. (Rome-2 Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Ingegneria Meccanica Rome Univ. La Sapienza (Italy). Dipt. di Energetica Reggio Calabria Univ. (Italy). Ist. di Tecnologia)

    This paper shows the results of research aimed at improving the global performance of an Enetec-Contraves solar collector of the cylindrical parabolic type. The research, which has given very interesting results, was developed in two directions: planning and realization of a new parabola orienting system and substitution of the reflective coating of polished aluminium with other coatings made of thin glass.

  12. Distributed neural signals on parabolic cylindrical shells

    Hu, S. D.; Li, H.; Tzou, H. S.

    2013-06-01

    Parabolic cylindrical shells are commonly used as key components in communication antennas, space telescopes, solar collectors, etc. This study focuses on distributed modal neural sensing signals on a flexible simply-supported parabolic cylindrical shell panel. The parabolic cylindrical shell is fully laminated with a piezoelectric layer on its outer surface and the piezoelectric layer is segmented into infinitesimal elements (neurons) to investigate the microscopic distributed neural sensing signals. Since the dominant vibration component of the shell is usually the transverse oscillation, a new transverse mode shape function is defined. Two shell cases, i.e., the ratio of the meridian height to the half span distance of a parabola at 1:4 (shallow) and 1:1 (deep), are studied to reveal the curvature effect to the neural sensing signals. Studies suggest that the membrane signal component dominates for lower natural modes and the bending signal component dominates for higher natural modes. The meridional membrane and bending signal components are mostly concentrated on the high-curvature areas, while the longitudinal bending component is mostly concentrated on the relatively flat areas. The concentration behavior becomes more prominent as the parabolic cylindrical shell deepens, primarily resulting from the enhanced membrane effect due to the increased curvature.

  13. Degenerate parabolic stochastic partial differential equations

    span class="emphasis">Hofmanová, Martinaspan>

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 123, č. 12 (2013), s. 4294-4336. ISSN 0304-4149 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP201/10/0752 Institutional support: RVO:67985556 Keywords : kinetic solutions * degenerate stochastic parabolic equations Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.046, year: 2013 http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2013/SI/hofmanova-0397241.pdf

  14. Essential Parabolic Structures and Their Infinitesimal Automorphisms

    Jesse Alt

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Using the theory of Weyl structures, we give a natural generalization of the notion of essential conformal structures and conformal Killing fields to arbitrary parabolic geometries. We show that a parabolic structure is inessential whenever the automorphism group acts properly on the base space. As a corollary of the generalized Ferrand-Obata theorem proved by C. Frances, this proves a generalization of the ''Lichnérowicz conjecture'' for conformal Riemannian, strictly pseudo-convex CR, and quaternionic/octonionic contact manifolds in positive-definite signature. For an infinitesimal automorphism with a singularity, we give a generalization of the dictionary introduced by Frances for conformal Killing fields, which characterizes (local essentiality via the so-called holonomy associated to a singularity of an infinitesimal automorphism.

  15. Mechatronic Prototype of Parabolic Solar Tracker.

    Morón, Carlos; Díaz, Jorge Pablo; Ferrández, Daniel; Ramos, Mari Paz

    2016-01-01

    In the last 30 years numerous attempts have been made to improve the efficiency of the parabolic collectors in the electric power production, although most of the studies have focused on the industrial production of thermoelectric power. This research focuses on the application of this concentrating solar thermal power in the unexplored field of building construction. To that end, a mechatronic prototype of a hybrid paraboloidal and cylindrical-parabolic tracker based on the Arduido technology has been designed. The prototype is able to measure meteorological data autonomously in order to quantify the energy potential of any location. In this way, it is possible to reliably model real commercial equipment behavior before its deployment in buildings and single family houses. PMID:27314359

  16. Moving interfaces and quasilinear parabolic evolution equations

    Prüss, Jan

    2016-01-01

    In this monograph, the authors develop a comprehensive approach for the mathematical analysis of a wide array of problems involving moving interfaces. It includes an in-depth study of abstract quasilinear parabolic evolution equations, elliptic and parabolic boundary value problems, transmission problems, one- and two-phase Stokes problems, and the equations of incompressible viscous one- and two-phase fluid flows. The theory of maximal regularity, an essential element, is also fully developed. The authors present a modern approach based on powerful tools in classical analysis, functional analysis, and vector-valued harmonic analysis. The theory is applied to problems in two-phase fluid dynamics and phase transitions, one-phase generalized Newtonian fluids, nematic liquid crystal flows, Maxwell-Stefan diffusion, and a variety of geometric evolution equations. The book also includes a discussion of the underlying physical and thermodynamic principles governing the equations of fluid flows and phase transitions...

  17. New Parabolic Flight Platform for Microgravity Experiments

    Valdatta, M.; Brucas, D.; Tomkus, V.; Ragauskas, U.; Razgunas, M.

    2015-09-01

    Microgravity experiments are important in field of space development; they give the possibility to simulate near-space conditions to test new kind of systems and subsystems for space or to perform biological researches. The existing platforms, to perform reduced gravity experiments, allow achieving the targets of the researches. Otherwise these platforms are either very expensive or of a very short duration. Another important issue is the repeatability of the experiment for some platforms. Fast repeatability platform (ensuring fast turnaround time), can guarantee only few seconds of microgravity time. For these reason there is the need of platforms for microgravity experiments that will cover the needs of all the experiments that cannot fit into required time, cost and repeatability of any other experiment methodology. The paper explains the mission plan and first scientific data of new family of parabolic unmanned planes. Each of these planes can be used to achieve scientific parabolic flight.

  18. Markov processes and parabolic partial differential equations

    Bossy, Mireille; Champagnat, Nicolas

    2010-01-01

    In the first part of this article, we present the main tools and definitions of Markov processes' theory: transition semigroups, Feller processes, infinitesimal generator, Kolmogorov's backward and forward equations and Feller diffusion. We also give several classical examples including stochastic differential equations (SDEs) and backward SDEs (BSDEs). The second part of this article is devoted to the links between Markov processes and parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs). In part...

  19. Hydrodynamics plasmons on wide parabolic quantum wells

    We report progress towards a simple, reliable theory of plasmons on mesoscopic structures of arbitrary geometry. Fully microscopic many-body quantum theories are usually too cumbersome, and quantum hydrodynamics is an attractive option. Simple hydrodynamics has been widely used, e.g. for thin metal films. In most such calculations, the equilibrium electron gas has been assumed uniform up to a sharp boundary. In describing the plasmon motions, hard-wall boundary conditions at the electron gas edge have usually been added in an ad hoc fashion. Experiment and microscopic theoretical work have shown, however, that the details of the nonuniform equilibrium electron density near the edge of the sample are crucial in determining the dispersion of surface plasmons. Once this inhomogeneity of the electron gas is included, simple hydrodynamic models fail, and one requires a new form of hydrodynamics. Here we report tests of the new hydrodynamics using the parabolic quantum well, a system well-understood both experimentally and from microscopic theory and for which the usual hydrodynamics fails to give the known frequency of the Kohn or sloshing plasmon mode. GaAs/GaAlAs parabolic quantum wells have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy with the Al content varying during growth in such a way that conduction electrons feel an effective parabolic potential V(z)= (const)z2 where 'z' is the space coordinate in the layer growth direction. By remote doping, a highly mobile electron gas layer is formed which partially fills the parabolic well. Microscopic theory shows that this electron gas, when IR-irradiated at finite surface-parallel wavenumber 'q' via a grating coupler, exhibits absorption peaks at 2D plasmons, Kohn-mode and bulk standing plasmon frequencies. The new hydrodynamics yield all these modes with use of one natural boundary conditions

  20. UPC parabolic flight platform: providing inspiration

    Pérez Poch, Antoni; Ventura-González, Daniel; García-Cuadrado, Glòria

    2013-01-01

    Recent research undertaken by the joint venture led by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, with its partners, the Aeroclub Barcelona-Sabadell and BAIE, Barcelona Aeronautics Space Association, has shown that it is possible and safe to obtain zero-gravity conditions for up to 8 seconds with single-engine aerobatic planes. The quality of the microgravity is comparable to that obtained by conventional parabolic flights. The main advantage of this technique is that a lower cost-to-time of m...

  1. Analysis of Parabolic Leaf Spring Failure

    Kainulainen, Perttu

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this final project was to make an the fracture analysis for a parabolic leaf spring. The leaf spring type is used in a mining machine. The machine is designed for personnel and equipment transportation in a mine environment. The objectives were to gather information about effects of the improvement in the spring’ structure and study phenomena which eventually lead to the fracture of the spring. The project was divided into theoretical and experimental sections. The theoreti...

  2. Motion blur removal with orthogonal parabolic exposures

    Cho, Taeg Sang; Levin, Anat; Durand, Fredo; Freeman, William T.

    2010-01-01

    Object movement during exposure generates blur. Removing blur is challenging because one has to estimate the motion blur, which can spatially vary over the image. Even if the motion is successfully identified, blur removal can be unstable because the blur kernel attenuates high frequency image contents. We address the problem of removing blur from objects moving at constant velocities in arbitrary 2D directions. Our solution captures two images of the scene with a parabolic motion in two orth...

  3. Attractors for Nonautonomous Parabolic Equations without Uniqueness

    Nguyen Dinh Binh

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Using the theory of uniform global attractors of multivalued semiprocesses, we prove the existence of a uniform global attractor for a nonautonomous semilinear degenerate parabolic equation in which the conditions imposed on the nonlinearity provide the global existence of a weak solution, but not uniqueness. The Kneser property of solutions is also studied, and as a result we obtain the connectedness of the uniform global attractor.

  4. Infinitesimal Automorphisms and Deformations of Parabolic Geometries

    Cap, Andreas

    2005-01-01

    We show that infinitesimal automorphisms and infinitesimal deformations of parabolic geometries can be nicely described in terms of the twisted de-Rham sequence associated to a certain linear connection on the adjoint tractor bundle. For regular normal geometries, this description can be related to the underlying geometric structure using the machinery of BGG sequences. In the locally flat case, this leads to a deformation complex, which generalizes the is well know complex for locally confor...

  5. Sentiment Composition Using a Parabolic Model

    Chardon, Baptiste; Benamara, Farah; Mathieu, Yannick; Popescu, Vladimir; Asher, Nicholas

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a computational model that accounts for the effects of negation and modality on opinion expressions. Based on linguistic experiments informed by native speakers, we distil these effects according to the type of modality and negation. The model relies on a parabolic representation where an opinion expression is represented as a point on a parabola. Negation is modelled as functions over this parabola whereas modality through a family of parabolas of different slopes; ...

  6. Simulation of parabolic reflectors for ultraviolet phototherapy

    Grimes, David Robert

    2016-08-01

    Ultraviolet (UVR) phototherapy is widely used to treat an array of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo. For such interventions, a quantified dose is vital if the treatment is to be both biologically effective and to avoid the detrimental effects of over-dosing. As dose is absorbed at surface level, the orientation of patient site with respect to the UVR lamps modulates effective dose. Previous investigations have modelled this behaviour, and examined the impact of shaped anodized aluminium reflectors typically placed around lamps in phototherapy cabins. These mirrors are effective but tend to yield complex patterns of reflection around the cabin which can result in substantial dose inhomogeneity. There has been some speculation over whether using the reflective property of parabolic mirrors might improve dose delivery or homogeneity through the treatment cabin. In this work, the effects of parabolic mirrors are simulated and compared with standard shaped mirrors. Simulation results strongly suggest that parabolic reflectors reduce total irradiance relative to standard shaped reflectors, and have a negligible impact on dose homogeneity.

  7. Parabolic Trough Organic Rankine Cycle Power Plant

    Canada, S.; Cohen, G.; Cable, R.; Brosseau, D.; Price, H.

    2005-01-01

    Arizona Public Service (APS) is required to generate a portion of its electricity from solar resources in order to satisfy its obligation under the Arizona Environmental Portfolio Standard (EPS). In recent years, APS has installed and operates over 4.5 MWe of fixed, tracking, and concentrating photovoltaic systems to help meet the solar portion of this obligation and to develop an understanding of which solar technologies provide the best cost and performance to meet utility needs. During FY04, APS began construction of a 1-MWe parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant. This plant represents the first parabolic trough plant to begin construction since 1991. The plant will also be the first commercial deployment of the Solargenix parabolic trough collector technology developed under contract to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The plant will use an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power plant, provided by Ormat. The ORC power plant is much simpler than a conventional steam Rankine cycle power plant and allows unattended operation of the facility.

  8. Uniqueness and long time asymptotic for the parabolic-parabolic Keller-Segel equation

    Carrapatoso, Kleber; Mischler, Stéphane

    2014-01-01

    The present paper deals with the parabolic-parabolic Keller-Segel equation in the plane inthe general framework of weak (or "free energy") solutions associated to an initial datum with finite mass $M\\textless{} 8\\pi$, finite second log-moment and finite entropy. The aim of the paper is twofold:(1) We prove the uniqueness of the "free energy" solution. The proof uses a DiPerna-Lions renormalizing argument which makes possible to get the "optimal regularity" as well as an estimate of the differ...

  9. Microphotonic parabolic light directors fabricated by two-photon lithography

    Atwater, J.H.; Spinelli, Paolo; Kosten, E.; Parsons, J.; C. van Lare; Van de Groep, J.; García de Abajo, Francisco Javier; Polman, A.; Atwater, H. A.

    2011-01-01

    We have fabricated microphotonic parabolic light directors using two-photon lithography, thin-film processing, and aperture formation by focused ion beam lithography. Optical transmission measurements through upright parabolic directors 22 m high and 10 m in diameter exhibit strong beam directivity with a beam divergence of 5.6, in reasonable agreement with ray-tracing and full-field electromagnetic simulations. The results indicate the suitability of microphotonic parabolic light directors f...

  10. Nonlinear multidimensional parabolic-hyperbolic equations

    loria Aguilar

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the coupling of a quasilinear parabolic problem with a first order hyperbolic one in a multidimensional bounded domain $Omega$. In a region $Omega_{p}$ a diffusion-advection-reaction type equation is set while in the complementary $Omega_hequiv Omega ackslash Omega_{p}$, only advection-reaction terms are taken into account. Suitable transmission conditions at the interface $partialOmega_{p}cap partialOmega_h$ are required. We find a weak solution characterized by an entropy inequality on the whole domain.

  11. SURFACE FINITE ELEMENTS FOR PARABOLIC EQUATIONS

    G. Dziuk; C.M. Elliott

    2007-01-01

    In this article we define a surface finite element method (SFEM) for the numerical solution of parabolic partial differential equations on hypersurfaces Γ in (R)n+1. The key idea is based on the approximation of Γ by a polyhedral surface Γh consisting of a union of simplices (triangles for n = 2, intervals for n = 1) with vertices on Γ. A finite element space of functions is then defined by taking the continuous functions on Γh which are linear affine on each simplex of the polygonal surface. We use surface gradients to define weak forms of elliptic operators and naturally generate weak formulations of elliptic and parabolic equations on Γ. Our finite element method is applied to weak forms of the equations. The computation of the mass and element stiffness matrices are simple and straightforward.We give an example of error bounds in the case of semi-discretization in space for a fourth order linear problem. Numerical experiments are described for several linear and nonlinear partial differential equations. In particular the power of the method is demonstrated by employing it to solve highly nonlinear second and fourth order problems such as surface Allen-Cahn and Cahn-Hilliard equations and surface level set equations for geodesic mean curvature flow.

  12. A nonlocal parabolic system with application to a thermoelastic problem

    Tait, R.J; Lin, Y.

    1999-01-01

    A system modeling the thermoelastic bards contacts is studied. The problem is first transformed into an equivalent nonlocal parabolic systems using a transformation, and then the existence and uniqueness of the solutions are demonstrated via the theoretical potential representation theory of the parabolic equations. Finally some realistic situations in the applications are discussed using the results obtained in this paper.

  13. Almost Periodic Viscosity Solutions of Nonlinear Parabolic Equations

    Zhang Shilin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We generalize the comparison result 2007 on Hamilton-Jacobi equations to nonlinear parabolic equations, then by using Perron's method to study the existence and uniqueness of time almost periodic viscosity solutions of nonlinear parabolic equations under usual hypotheses.

  14. STABILITY OF A PARABOLIC FIXED POINT OF REVERSIBLE MAPPINGS

    LIUBIN; YOUJIANGONG

    1994-01-01

    KAM theorem of reversible system is used to provide a sufficient condition which guarantees the stability of a parabolic fixed point of reversible mappings, The main idea is to discuss when the parabolic fixed point is surrounded by closed invariant carves and thus exhibits stable behaviour.

  15. Optical, Energetic and Exergetic Analyses of Parabolic Trough Collectors

    (O)ZT(U)RK Murat; (C)(I)(C)EK BEZ(I)R Nalan; (O)ZEK Nuri

    2007-01-01

    Parabolic trough collectors generate thermal energy from solar energy. Especially, they are very convenient for applications in high temperature solar power systems. To determine the design parameters, parabolic trough collectors must be analysed with optical analysis. In addition, thermodynamics (energy and exergy) analysis in the development of an energy efficient system must be achieved. Solar radiation passes through Earth's atmosphere until it reaches on Earth's surface and is focused from the parabolic trough collector to the tube receiver with a transparent insulated envelope. All of them constitute a complex mechanism. We investigate the geometry of parabolic trough reflector and characteristics of solar radiation to the reflecting surface through Earth's atmosphere, and calculate the collecting total energy in the receiver. The parabolic trough collector,of which design parameters are given, is analysed in regard to the energy and exergy analysis considering the meteorological specification in May, June, July and August in Isparta/Turkey, and the results are presented.

  16. Analysis of the Quality of Parabolic Flight

    Lambot, Thomas; Ord, Stephan F.

    2016-01-01

    Parabolic flight allows researchers to conduct several micro-gravity experiments, each with up to 20 seconds of micro-gravity, in the course of a single day. However, the quality of the flight environment can vary greatly over the course of a single parabola, thus affecting the experimental results. Researchers therefore require knowledge of the actual flight environment as a function of time. The NASA Flight Opportunities program (FO) has reviewed the acceleration data for over 400 parabolas and investigated the level of micro-gravity quality. It was discovered that a typical parabola can be segmented into multiple phases with different qualities and durations. The knowledge of the microgravity characteristics within the parabola will prove useful when planning an experiment.

  17. Parabolic flight - Loss of sense of orientation

    Lackner, J. R.; Graybiel, A.

    1979-01-01

    On the earth, or in level flight, a blindfolded subject being rotated at constant velocity about his recumbent long body axis experiences illusory orbital motion of his body in the opposite direction. By contrast, during comparable rotation in the free-fall phase of parabolic flight, no body motion is perceived and all sense of external orientation may be lost; when touch and pressure stimulation is applied to the body surface, a sense of orientation is reestablished immediately. The increased gravitoinertial force period of a parabola produces an exaggeration of the orbital motion experienced in level flight. These observations reveal an important influence of touch, pressure, and kinesthetic information on spatial orientation and provide a basis for understanding many of the postural illusions reported by astronauts in space flight.

  18. Telescopic projective methods for parabolic differential equations

    Gear, C W

    2003-01-01

    Projective methods were introduced in an earlier paper [C.W. Gear, I.G. Kevrekidis, Projective Methods for Stiff Differential Equations: problems with gaps in their eigenvalue spectrum, NEC Research Institute Report 2001-029, available from http://www.neci.nj.nec.com/homepages/cwg/projective.pdf Abbreviated version to appear in SISC] as having potential for the efficient integration of problems with a large gap between two clusters in their eigenvalue spectrum, one cluster containing eigenvalues corresponding to components that have already been damped in the numerical solution and one corresponding to components that are still active. In this paper we introduce iterated projective methods that allow for explicit integration of stiff problems that have a large spread of eigenvalues with no gaps in their spectrum as arise in the semi-discretization of PDEs with parabolic components.

  19. Photon-Atom Coupling with Parabolic Mirrors

    Sondermann, Markus

    2014-01-01

    Efficient coupling of light to single atomic systems has gained considerable attention over the past decades. This development is driven by the continuous growth of quantum technologies. The efficient coupling of light and matter is an enabling technology for quantum information processing and quantum communication. And indeed, in recent years much progress has been made in this direction. But applications aside, the interaction of photons and atoms is a fundamental physics problem. There are various possibilities for making this interaction more efficient, among them the apparently 'natural' attempt of mode-matching the light field to the free-space emission pattern of the atomic system of interest. Here we will describe the necessary steps of implementing this mode-matching with the ultimate aim of reaching unit coupling efficiency. We describe the use of deep parabolic mirrors as the central optical element of a free-space coupling scheme, covering the preparation of suitable modes of the field incident on...

  20. Steam engine research for solar parabolic dish

    Demler, R. L.

    1981-01-01

    The parabolic dish solar concentrator provides an opportunity to generate high grade energy in a modular system. Most of the capital is projected to be in the dish and its installation. Assurance of a high production demand of a standard dish could lead to dramatic cost reductions. High production volume in turn depends upon maximum application flexibility by providing energy output options, e.g., heat, electricity, chemicals and combinations thereof. Subsets of these options include energy storage and combustion assist. A steam engine design and experimental program is described which investigate the efficiency potential of a small 25 kW compound reheat cycle piston engine. An engine efficiency of 35 percent is estimated for a 700 C steam temperature from the solar receiver.

  1. Two new designs of parabolic solar collectors

    Karimi Sadaghiyani Omid

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, two new compound parabolic trough and dish solar collectors are presented with their working principles. First, the curves of mirrors are defined and the mathematical formulation as one analytical method is used to trace the sun rays and recognize the focus point. As a result of the ray tracing, the distribution of heat flux around the inner wall can be reached. Next, the heat fluxes are calculated versus several absorption coefficients. These heat flux distributions around absorber tube are functions of angle in polar coordinate system. Considering, the achieved heat flux distribution are used as a thermal boundary condition. After that, Finite Volume Methods (FVM are applied for simulation of absorber tube. The validation of solving method is done by comparing with Dudley's results at Sandia National Research Laboratory. Also, in order to have a good comparison between LS-2 and two new designed collectors, some of their parameters are considered equal with together. These parameters are consist of: the aperture area, the measures of tube geometry, the thermal properties of absorber tube, the working fluid, the solar radiation intensity and the mass flow rate of LS-2 collector are applied for simulation of the new presented collectors. After the validation of the used numerical models, this method is applied to simulation of the new designed models. Finally, the outlet results of new designed collector are compared with LS-2 classic collector. Obviously, the obtained results from the comparison show the improving of the new designed parabolic collectors efficiency. In the best case-study, the improving of efficiency are about 10% and 20% for linear and convoluted models respectively.

  2. A study on optical aberrations in parabolic neutron guides

    Wang, Yu; Wang, Hongli; Liu, Yuntao [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China); Zu, Yong [China International Engineering Consulting Corporation, Beijing 100048 (China); He, Linfeng; Wei, Guohai; Sun, Kai [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China); Han, Songbai, E-mail: hansb@ciae.ac.cn [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China); Chen, Dongfeng, E-mail: dongfeng@ciae.ac.cn [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China)

    2015-06-21

    It is widely believed that a neutron beam can be focused to a small spot using a parabolic guide, which will significantly improve the flux. However, researchers have also noted challenges for the neutron inhomogeneous phase space distribution in parabolic focusing guide systems. In this paper, the sources of most prominent optical aberrations, such as an inhomogeneous phase space distribution and irregular divergence distribution, are discussed, and an optimization solution is also proposed. We indicate that optimizing the parabolic guide geometrical configuration removes almost all of the aberrations and yields a considerable intensity gain factor.

  3. Proceedings of the Fifth Parabolic Dish Solar Thermal Power Program

    Lucas, J. W. (Editor)

    1984-01-01

    The proceedings of the Fifth Parabolic Dish Solar Thermal Power Program Annual Review are presented. The results of activities within the Parabolic Dish Technology and Module/Systems Development element of the Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Energy Systems Program were emphasized. Among the topics discussed were: overall Project and Program aspects, Stirling and Brayton module development, concentrator and engine/receiver development along with associated hardware and test results; distributed systems operating experience; international parabolic dish development activities; and non-DOE-sponsored domestic dish activities. Solar electric generation was also addressed.

  4. Offset semi-parabolic nanoantenna made of a photonic crystal parabolic mirror and a plasmonic bow-tie antenna.

    Hattori, Haroldo T

    2014-10-10

    In a parabolic mirror, light coming parallel to the antenna passes through its focal point. In this work, a waveguide feeds a semi-parabolic photonic crystal mirror and the emerging beam feeds a bow-tie antenna placed at the mirror's focal point-it is shown that the antenna system can not only feed a bow-tie antenna (producing a localized moderately high electric field) but also produces a directional radiation beam. The semi-parabolic mirror is also modified to reduce reflection back to the feeding waveguide. PMID:25322381

  5. Parabolic Bundles on Algebraic Surfaces I -- The Donaldson-Uhlenbeck Compactification

    V Balaji; A Dey; R Parthasarathi

    2008-02-01

    The aim of this paper is to construct the parabolic version of the Donaldson-Uhlenbeck compactification for the moduli space of parabolic stable bundles on an algebraic surface with parabolic structures along a divisor with normal crossing singularities. We prove the non-emptiness of the moduli space of parabolic stable bundles of rank 2.

  6. An X-band parabolic antenna based on gradient metasurface

    Yao, Wang; Yang, Helin; Huang, Xiaojun; Tian, Ying; Guo, Linyan

    2016-07-01

    We present a novel parabolic antenna by employing reflection gradient metasurface which is composed of a series of circle patches on a grounded dielectric substrate. Similar to the traditional parabolic antenna, the proposed antenna take the metasurface as a "parabolic reflector" and a patch antenna was placed at the focal point of the metasurface as a feed source, then the quasi-spherical wave emitted by the source is reflected and transformed to plane wave with high efficiency. Due to the focus effect of reflection, the beam width of the antenna has been decreased from 85.9° to 13° and the gain has been increased from 6.5 dB to 20.8 dB. Simulation and measurement results of both near and far-field plots demonstrate good focusing properties of the proposed parabolic antenna.

  7. On Behavior of Solutions of Degenerated Nonlinear Parabolic Equations

    Gadjiev, T S; Aliev, S Ya

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this work is studding the behavior of solutions of initial boundary problem for degenerated nonlinear parabolic equation of the second order, conditions of existence and non-existence in whole by time solutions, is establish.

  8. Quasiconformal mappings and degenerate elliptic and parabolic equations

    Filippo Chiarenza; Michelangelo Franciosi

    1987-01-01

    In this paper two Harnak inequalities are proved concerning a degenerate elliptic and a degenerate parabolic equation. In both cases the weight giving the degeneracy is a power of the jacobian of a quasiconformal mapping.

  9. FASTRACK (TM): Parabolic and Suborbital Experiment Support Facility

    Richards, Stephanie E. (Compiler); Levine, Howard G.; Romero, V.

    2016-01-01

    FASTRACK was developed by NASA Kennedy Space Center and Space Florida to provide capabilities to conduct frequent, affordable, and responsive flight opportunities for reduced gravity experiments, technology development, and hardware testing on suborbital vehicles and parabolic flights.

  10. Inversion of the Linear and Parabolic Radon Transform

    Sarajærvi, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Different mathematical techniques are applied to the linear and parabolic Radon transforms. Including a review of classical work, recent developments, and testing of two proposed methods. Studies span from sampling and numerical stability to kinematic considerations, and computational efficiency.

  11. The parabolic equation method for outdoor sound propagation

    Arranz, Marta Galindo

    The parabolic equation method is a versatile tool for outdoor sound propagation. The present study has focused on the Cranck-Nicolson type Parabolic Equation method (CNPE). Three different applications of the CNPE method have been investigated. The first two applications study variations of the g......The parabolic equation method is a versatile tool for outdoor sound propagation. The present study has focused on the Cranck-Nicolson type Parabolic Equation method (CNPE). Three different applications of the CNPE method have been investigated. The first two applications study variations...... of the ground in a homogeneous atmosphere. Propagation of sound above a mixed impedance ground and up-slope sound propagation is investigated. In the third application the influence of the atmosphere is studied, characterized and implemented in the CNPE-model. The refraction of the sound due to the wind...... and temperature gradients and the scattering due to the turbulence of the atmosphere are taken into account in the calculations....

  12. Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Initial Trials

    Ghalya Pikra

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses initial trials of parabolic trough solar collector (PTSC in Bandung. PTSC model consists of concentrator, absorber and tracking system. Concentrator designs are made with 2m aperture width, 6m length and 0.75m focal distance. The design is equipped with an automatic tracking system which is driven using 12V and 24Watt DC motor with 0.0125rpm rotational speed. Absorber/receiver is designed with evacuated tube type, with 1 inch core diameter and tube made of AISI304 and coated with black oxide, the outer tube is borosilicate glass with a 70 mm diameter and 1.5 m length. Working fluid stored in single type of thermal storage tank, a single phase with 37.7 liter volume. PTSC model testing carried out for 2 hours and 10 minutes produces heat output and input of 11.5 kW and 0.64 kW respectively. 

  13. A Singular Parabolic Equation: Existence, Stabilization

    Badra, Mehdi; Giacomoni, Jacques

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the following quasilinear parabolic and singular equation, {equation} \\tag{{\\rm P$_t$}} \\{{aligned} & u_t-\\Delta_p u =\\frac{1}{u^\\delta}+f(x,u)\\;\\text{in}\\,(0,T)\\times\\Omega, & u =0\\,\\text{on} \\;(0,T)\\times\\partial\\Omega,\\quad u>0 \\text{in}\\, (0,T)\\times\\Omega, &u(0,x) =u_0(x)\\;\\text{in}\\Omega, {aligned}. {equation} % where $\\Omega$ is an open bounded domain with smooth boundary in $\\R^{\\rm N}$, $1 0$. We assume that $(x,s)\\in\\Omega\\times\\R^+\\to f(x,s)$ is a bounded below Caratheodory function, locally Lipschitz with respect to $s$ uniformly in $x\\in\\Omega$ and asymptotically sub-homogeneous, i.e. % {equation} \\label{sublineargrowth} 0 \\leq\\displaystyle\\lim_{t\\to +\\infty}\\frac{f(x,t)}{t^{p-1}}=\\alpha_f0$ in $C([0,T], L^2(\\Omega))\\cap L^\\infty(Q_T)$ and under suitable assumptions on the initial data we give additional regularity results. Finally, we describe their asymptotic behaviour in $L^\\infty(\\Omega)\\cap H^1_0(\\Omega)$ when $\\delta<3$.

  14. Parabolic dish test site: History and operating experience

    Selcuk, M. K. (Compiler)

    1985-01-01

    The parabolic dish test site (PDTS) was established for testing point-focusing solar concentrator systems operating at temperatures approaching 1650 C. Among tests run were evaluation and performance characterization of parabolic dish concentrators, receivers, power conversion units, and solar/fossil-fuel hybrid systems. The PDTS was fully operational until its closure in June, 1984. The evolution of the test program, a chronological listing of the experiments run, and data summaries for most of the tests conducted are presented.

  15. Stable Parabolic Higgs Bundles as Asymptotically Stable Decorated Swamps

    Beck, Nikolai

    2014-01-01

    Parabolic Higgs bundles can be described in terms of decorated swamps, which we studied in a recent paper. This description induces a notion of stability of parabolic Higgs bundles depending on a parameter, and we construct their moduli space inside the moduli space of decorated swamps. We then introduce asymptotic stability of decorated swamps in order to study the behavior of the stability condition as one parameter approaches infinity. The main result is the existence of a constant, such t...

  16. Excitonic Properties in GaAs Parabolic Quantum Dots

    Jaziri, S.; Bennaceur, R.

    1995-01-01

    Certain classes of semiconductor quantum dots being actually fabricated exhibit a nearly parabolic confinement for both the electron and the hole. In undoped quantum dots, excitonic effects are important. In this work, first we present theoretical results on exciton properties in parabolic quantum dots: resonance energy, binding energy and oscillator strength. Then, we investigate the effects of external electric and magnetic fields on exciton in quantum dots.

  17. Computing optimal control with a quasilinear parabolic partial differential equation

    M. H. Farag

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the numerical solution of a constrained optimal control problem (COCP for quasilinear parabolic equations. The COCP is converted to unconstrained optimization problem (UOCP by applying the exterior penalty function method. Necessary optimality conditions for the considered problem are established. The computing optimal controls are helped to identify the unknown coefficients of the quasilinear parabolic equation. Numerical results are reported.

  18. MAXIMUM PRINCIPLES FOR SECOND-ORDER PARABOLIC EQUATIONS

    Antonio Vitolo

    2004-01-01

    This paper is the parabolic counterpart of previous ones about elliptic operators in unbounded domains. Maximum principles for second-order linear parabolic equations are established showing a variant of the ABP-Krylov-Tso estimate, based lower bound for super-solutions due to Krylov and Safonov. The results imply the uniqueness for the Cauchy-Dirichlet problem in a large class of infinite cylindrical and non-cylindrical domains.

  19. The parbelos, a parabolic analog of the arbelos

    Sondow, Jonathan

    2012-01-01

    The arbelos is a classical geometric shape bounded by three mutually tangent semicircles with collinear diameters. We introduce a parabolic analog, the parbelos. After a review of the parabola, we use theorems of Archimedes and Lambert to demonstrate seven properties of the parbelos, drawing analogies to similar properties of the arbelos, some of which may be new. The seventh constructs a parbelos directly from an arbelos via a locus. Along the way we mention the Universal Parabolic Constant ...

  20. Performance Simulation Comparison for Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors in China

    Jinping Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Parabolic trough systems are the most used concentrated solar power technology. The operating performance and optical efficiency of the parabolic trough solar collectors (PTCs are different in different regions and different seasons. To determine the optimum design and operation of the parabolic trough solar collector throughout the year, an accurate estimation of the daily performance is needed. In this study, a mathematical model for the optical efficiency of the parabolic trough solar collector was established and three typical regions of solar thermal utilization in China were selected. The performance characteristics of cosine effect, shadowing effect, end loss effect, and optical efficiency were calculated and simulated during a whole year in these three areas by using the mathematical model. The simulation results show that the optical efficiency of PTCs changes from 0.4 to 0.8 in a whole year. The highest optical efficiency of PTCs is in June and the lowest is in December. The optical efficiency of PTCs is mainly influenced by the solar incidence angle. The model is validated by comparing the test results in parabolic trough power plant, with relative error range of 1% to about 5%.

  1. A Contribution for the Construction of Parabolic Mirrors

    de Paula, L A N; Assis, A K T

    2008-01-01

    We present a new procedure for the construction of parabolic mirrors using low cost materials. We build a spinning system composed of nylon threads, fish hooks and a plastic bucket. We pour liquid plaster into the bucket and set it in constant rotational motion relative to the earth. A liquid substance assumes a parabolic profile when spinning at constant angular velocity relative to an inertial frame under the influence of an uniform vertical gravitational field. By keeping the bucket under rotation for a long time, the plaster solidifies into a parabolic format. We utilize this solidified plaster paraboloid as a model to construct a counter-mould of glass fibre and resin. Over this counter-mould it is placed stretched laminated foil and then it is poured thick plaster over it. In this way it is obtained a parabolic mirror made of laminated foil and plaster. Our only objective here is to present a new method for the construction of parabolic mirror using low cost materials. This allows further exploration of...

  2. Undulating fins produce off-axis thrust and flow structures.

    Neveln, Izaak D; Bale, Rahul; Bhalla, Amneet Pal Singh; Curet, Oscar M; Patankar, Neelesh A; MacIver, Malcolm A

    2014-01-15

    While wake structures of many forms of swimming and flying are well characterized, the wake generated by a freely swimming undulating fin has not yet been analyzed. These elongated fins allow fish to achieve enhanced agility exemplified by the forward, backward and vertical swimming capabilities of knifefish, and also have potential applications in the design of more maneuverable underwater vehicles. We present the flow structure of an undulating robotic fin model using particle image velocimetry to measure fluid velocity fields in the wake. We supplement the experimental robotic work with high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics, simulating the hydrodynamics of both a virtual fish, whose fin kinematics and fin plus body morphology are measured from a freely swimming knifefish, and a virtual rendering of our robot. Our results indicate that a series of linked vortex tubes is shed off the long edge of the fin as the undulatory wave travels lengthwise along the fin. A jet at an oblique angle to the fin is associated with the successive vortex tubes, propelling the fish forward. The vortex structure bears similarity to the linked vortex ring structure trailing the oscillating caudal fin of a carangiform swimmer, though the vortex rings are distorted because of the undulatory kinematics of the elongated fin. PMID:24072799

  3. X-ray Flashes from Off-axis Nonuniform Jets

    Zhi-Ping Jin; Da-Ming Wei

    2004-01-01

    It has been widely believed that the outflows in gamma-ray bursts are jetted and some jets may have structures like ∈(θ) ∝θ-κ. We check the possibility that X-ray flashes come from such jets. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses have shown that this model can reproduce most of the observational features of both X-ray flashes and gamma-ray bursts. Using the usual parameters of gamma-ray bursts, we have carried out numerical calculations for both uniform and nonuniform jets, of their fluxes, spectra and peak energies. It seems that nonuniform jets are more appropriate to these observational properties than uniform jets. We have also shown that in our model the observational ratio of gamma-ray bursts to X-ray flashes is about a few units.

  4. Off-axis electron holography of ferromagnetic multilayer nanowires

    Akhtari-Zavareh, Azadeh; Kavanagh, K. L. [Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A1S6 (Canada); Carignan, L. P. [Apollo Microwaves, 1650 Trans-Canada Highway, Dorval, Quebec H9P 1H7 (Canada); Department of Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 3A7 Canada (Canada); Department of Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 3A7 Canada (Canada); Yelon, A.; Ménard, D. [Department of Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 3A7 Canada (Canada); Kasama, T. [Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Herring, R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6 (Canada); Dunin-Borkowski, R. E. [Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons and Institute for Microstructure Research, D-52425 Jülich (Germany); McCartney, M. R. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1504 (United States)

    2014-07-14

    We have used electron holography to investigate the local magnetic behavior of isolated ferromagnetic nanowires (NWs) in their remanent states. The NWs consisted of periodic magnetic layers of soft, high-saturation magnetization CoFeB alloys, and non-magnetic layers of Cu. All NWs were fabricated by pulsed-potential electrodeposition in nanoporous alumina membranes. The NW composition and layer thicknesses were measured using scanning transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The magnetization of individual NWs depended upon the thicknesses of the layers and the direction of an external magnetic field, which had been applied in situ. When the CoFeB was thicker than the diameter (50 nm), magnetization was axial for all external field directions, while thinner layers could be randomized via a perpendicular field. In some cases, magnetization inside the wire was detected at an angle with respect to the axis of the wires. In thinner Cu/CoFeB (<10 nm each) multilayer, magnetic field vortices were detected, associated with opposing magnetization in neighbouring layers. The measured crystallinity, compositions, and layer thicknesses of individual NWs were found to be significantly different from those predicted from calibration growths based on uniform composition NWs. In particular, a significant fraction of Cu (up to 50 at. %) was present in the CoFeB layers such that the measured magnetic induction was lower than expected. These results will be used to better understand previously measured effective anisotropy fields of similar NW arrays.

  5. Off-axis signal processing of cetacean biosonar

    Zimmer, Walter M. X.

    2001-05-01

    Echolocation or biosonar plays a fundamental role for odontocetes to probe their environment, and their characteristics have been studied extensively for over 40 years. In summary, cetacean biosonar can be modeled as broadband transient-like signals radiating from a finite piston or aperture. The resulting sonar beam is directional, with a directivity index exceeding 25 dB for some species. The estimation of relevant sonar parameters is usually obtained from animals that are kept within a controlled and well-instrumented environment. This paper shows how measurements of opportunity from free-ranging odontocetes may be used to obtain their relevant biosonar parameters, in particular directivity index and source level. Frequently these measurements are made with a single hydrophone that is sufficiently deep so that surface-reflected echoes separate from the direct arrival of the echolocation clicks. Also, the received signal often fades in and out as the sonar beam of the scanning animal crosses the hydrophone. The presented technique exploits this scanning and the observation that broadband signals from a finite aperture will appear distorted when recorded off the acoustic axis, as the transfer function of the aperture modifies the spectrum of the transmitted signal.

  6. Off-axis electron holography of ferromagnetic multilayer nanowires

    Akhtari-Zavareh, Azadeh; Carignan, L. P.; Yelon, A.;

    2014-01-01

    We have used electron holography to investigate the local magnetic behavior of isolated ferromagnetic nanowires (NWs) in their remanent states. The NWs consisted of periodic magnetic layers of soft, high-saturation magnetization CoFeB alloys, and non-magnetic layers of Cu. All NWs were fabricated...... by pulsed-potential electrodeposition in nanoporous alumina membranes. The NW composition and layer thicknesses were measured using scanning transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The magnetization of individual NWs depended upon the thicknesses of the layers and the...... direction of an external magnetic field, which had been applied in situ. When the CoFeB was thicker than the diameter (50 nm), magnetization was axial for all external field directions, while thinner layers could be randomized via a perpendicular field. In some cases, magnetization inside the wire was...

  7. Design, Construction and Testing of a Parabolic Solar Steam Generator

    Joshua FOLARANMI

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the design, construction and testing of a parabolic dish solar steam generator. Using concentrating collector, heat from the sun is concentrated on a black absorber located at the focus point of the reflector in which water is heated to a very high temperature to form steam. It also describes the sun tracking system unit by manual tilting of the lever at the base of the parabolic dish to capture solar energy. The whole arrangement is mounted on a hinged frame supported with a slotted lever for tilting the parabolic dish reflector to different angles so that the sun is always directed to the collector at different period of the day. On the average sunny and cloud free days, the test results gave high temperature above 200°C.

  8. In-plane elastic stability of fixed parabolic shallow arches

    2009-01-01

    The nonlinear behavior of fixed parabolic shallow arches subjected to a vertical uniform load is inves- tigated to evaluate the in-plane buckling load. The virtual work principle method is used to establish the non-linear equilibrium and buckling equations. Analytical solutions for the non-linear in-plane sym- metric snap-through and antisymmetric bifurcation buckling loads are obtained. Based on the least square method, an approximation for the symmetric buckling load of fixed parabolic arch is proposed to simplify the solution process. And the relation between modified slenderness and buckling modes are discussed. Comparisons with the results of finite element analysis demonstrate that the solutions are accurate. A cable-arch structure is presented to improve the in-plane stability of parabolic arches. The comparison of buckling loads between cable-arch systems and arches only show that the effect of cables becomes more evident with the increase of arch’s modified slenderness.

  9. Decomposition method for solving parabolic equations in finite domains

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents a comparison among Adomian decomposition method (ADM), Wavelet-Galerkin method (WGM),the fully explicit (1,7) finite difference technique (FTCS), the fully implicit (7,1) finite difference method (BTCS), (7,7)Crank-Nicholson type finite difference formula (C-N), the fully explicit method (1,13) and 9-point finite difference method, for solving parabolic differential equations with arbitrary boundary conditions and based on weak form functionals in finite domains.The problem is solved rapidly, easily and elegantly by ADM. The numerical results on a 2D transient heat conducting problem and 3D diffusion problem are used to validate the proposed ADM as an effective numerical method for solving finite domain parabolic equations. The numerical results showed that our present method is less time consuming and is easier to use than other methods. In addition, we prove the convergence of this method when it is applied to the nonlinear parabolic equation.

  10. Real Parabolic Vector Bundles over a Real Curve

    Sanjay Amrutiya

    2014-02-01

    We define real parabolic structures on real vector bundles over a real curve. Let $(X, _X)$ be a real curve, and let $S\\subset X$ be a non-empty finite subset of such that $_X(S) = S$. Let ≥ 2 be an integer. We construct an -fold cyclic cover : $Y→ X$ in the category of real curves, ramified precisely over each point of , and with the property that for any element of the Galois group , and any $y\\in Y$, one has $_Y(gy) = g^{-1}_Y(y)$. We established an equivalence between the category of real parabolic vector bundles on $(X,_X)$ with real parabolic structure over , all of whose weights are integral multiples of 1/, and the category of real -equivariant vector bundles on $(Y, _Y)$.

  11. Status of APS 1-Mwe Parabolic Trough Project

    Canada, S.; Brosseau, D.; Kolb, G.; Moore, L.; Cable, R.; Price, H.

    2005-11-01

    Arizona Public Service (APS) is currently installing new power facilities to generate a portion of its electricity from solar resources that will satisfy its obligation under the Arizona Environmental Portfolio Standard (EPS). During FY04, APS began construction on a 1-MWe parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant. This plant represents the first parabolic trough plant to begin construction since 1991. Site preparation and construction activities continued throughout much of FY05, and startup activities are planned for Fall 2005 (with completion early in FY06). The plant will be the first commercial deployment of the Solargenix parabolic trough collector technology developed under contract to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The plant will use an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power plant, provided by Ormat. The ORC power plant is much simpler than the conventional steam Rankine cycle plant and allows unattended operation of the facility.

  12. Nondiffracting Accelerating Waves: Weber waves and parabolic momentum

    Bandres, Miguel A

    2012-01-01

    Diffraction is one of the universal phenomena of physics, and a way to overcome it has always represented a challenge for physicists. In order to control diffraction, the study of structured waves has become decisive. Here, we present nondiffracting spatially accelerating solutions of the Maxwell equations: the Weber waves. These nonparaxial waves propagate along a parabolic trajectory while preserving its shape to a good approximation. They are expressed in analytic closed form and naturally separate in forward and backward propagation. We show that the Weber waves are self-healing, can form periodic breather waves, and have a well-defined conserved quantity: the parabolic momentum. We find that our Weber waves for moderate to large values of the parabolic momenta can be described by a modulated Airy function. Because the Weber waves are exact time-harmonic solution of the wave equation, they have implications to many linear wave systems in nature, ranging from acoustic and elastic waves to surface waves in ...

  13. Localized spin wave modes in parabolic field wells

    McMichael, Robert; Tartakovskaya, Elena; Pardavi-Horvath, Martha

    We describe spin wave modes trapped in parabolic-profile field wells. Trapped spin waves can be used as local probes of magnetic properties with resolution down to 100 nm in ferromagnetic resonance force microscopy. Localized modes have been shown to form around field minima from a number of sources, including stray fields from magnetic probe tips and inhomogeneous magnetostatic fields near film edges. Here, we address the most basic trap, which is a parabolic minimum in the applied field. The magnetic eigenmodes in this trap are tractable enough to serve as approximations in more realistic situations. For a parabolic field, we select basis mode profiles proportional to Hermite functions because they are eigenfuctions of the applied field and exchange parts of the equations of motion. Additionally, we find that these Hermite modes are approximate eigenfunctions of magnetostatic interactions, showing good agreement with micromagnetic calculations. More precise agreement is achieved by diagonalizing the equations of motion using only a few modes.

  14. Mean wind forces on parabolic-trough solar collectors

    Peterka, J.A.; Sinau, J.M.; Cermak, J.E.

    1980-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate characteristics of mean wind loads produced by airflow in and around several configurations of parabolic trough solar collectors with and without a wind fence. Four basic parabolic shapes were investigated as single units and one shape was studied as part of several array fields. One 1:25 scale model of each parabolic shape was constructed for mounting on a force balance to measure two forces and three moments. The effects of several dominant variables were investigated in this study: wind-azimuth (or yaw), trough elevation (or pitch) angle, array field configuration, and protective wind fence characteristics. All measurements were made in a boundary-layer flow developed by the meteorological wind tunnel at the Fluid Dynamics and Diffusion Laboratory of Colorado State University. Results are presented and discussed. (WHK)

  15. Interaction Potential between Parabolic Rotator and an Outside Particle

    Dan Wang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available At micro/nanoscale, the interaction potential between parabolic rotator and a particle located outside the rotator is studied on the basis of the negative exponential pair potential 1/Rn between particles. Similar to two-dimensional curved surfaces, we confirm that the potential of the three-dimensional parabolic rotator and outside particle can also be expressed as a unified form of curvatures; that is, it can be written as the function of curvatures. Furthermore, we verify that the driving forces acting on the particle may be induced by the highly curved micro/nano-parabolic rotator. Curvatures and the gradient of curvatures are the essential elements forming the driving forces. Through the idealized numerical experiments, the accuracy of the curvature-based potential is preliminarily proved.

  16. Stable parabolic Higgs bundles as asymptotically stable decorated swamps

    Beck, Nikolai

    2016-06-01

    Parabolic Higgs bundles can be described in terms of decorated swamps, which we studied in a recent paper. This description induces a notion of stability of parabolic Higgs bundles depending on a parameter, and we construct their moduli space inside the moduli space of decorated swamps. We then introduce asymptotic stability of decorated swamps in order to study the behaviour of the stability condition as one parameter approaches infinity. The main result is the existence of a constant, such that stability with respect to parameters greater than this constant is equivalent to asymptotic stability. This implies boundedness of all decorated swamps which are semistable with respect to some parameter. Finally, we recover the usual stability condition of parabolic Higgs bundles as asymptotic stability.

  17. Federal technology alert. Parabolic-trough solar water heating

    NONE

    1998-04-01

    Parabolic-trough solar water heating is a well-proven renewable energy technology with considerable potential for application at Federal facilities. For the US, parabolic-trough water-heating systems are most cost effective in the Southwest where direct solar radiation is high. Jails, hospitals, barracks, and other facilities that consistently use large volumes of hot water are particularly good candidates, as are facilities with central plants for district heating. As with any renewable energy or energy efficiency technology requiring significant initial capital investment, the primary condition that will make a parabolic-trough system economically viable is if it is replacing expensive conventional water heating. In combination with absorption cooling systems, parabolic-trough collectors can also be used for air-conditioning. Industrial Solar Technology (IST) of Golden, Colorado, is the sole current manufacturer of parabolic-trough solar water heating systems. IST has an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to finance and install parabolic-trough solar water heating on an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) basis for any Federal facility that requests it and for which it proves viable. For an ESPC project, the facility does not pay for design, capital equipment, or installation. Instead, it pays only for guaranteed energy savings. Preparing and implementing delivery or task orders against the IDIQ is much simpler than the standard procurement process. This Federal Technology Alert (FTA) of the New Technology Demonstration Program is one of a series of guides to renewable energy and new energy-efficient technologies.

  18. Focusing of Intense Laser via Parabolic Plasma Concave Surface

    Zhou, Weimin; Gu, Yuqiu; Wu, Fengjuan; Zhang, Zhimeng; Shan, Lianqiang; Cao, Leifeng; Zhang, Baohan

    2015-12-01

    Since laser intensity plays an important role in laser plasma interactions, a method of increasing laser intensity - focusing of an intense laser via a parabolic plasma concave surface - is proposed and investigated by three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. The geometric focusing via a parabolic concave surface and the temporal compression of high harmonics increased the peak intensity of the laser pulse by about two orders of magnitude. Compared with the improvement via laser optics approaches, this scheme is much more economic and appropriate for most femtosecond laser facilities. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 11174259, 11175165), and the Dual Hundred Foundation of China Academy of Engineering Physics

  19. Design, Construction and Testing of a Parabolic Solar Steam Generator

    Folaranmi, Joshua

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports the design, construction and testing of a parabolic dish solar steam generator. Using concentrating collector, heat from the sun is concentrated on a black absorber located at the focus point of the reflector in which water is heated to a very high temperature to form steam. It also describes the sun tracking system unit by manual tilting of the lever at the base of the parabolic dish to capture solar energy. The whole arrangement is mounted on a hinged frame supported with...

  20. Photogrammetric Measurements of a 12-metre Preloaded Parabolic Dish Antenna

    Shankar, N Udaya; Ateequlla, C M; Nayak, Arvind; Krishnan, A; Yogi, M K S; Rao, C Koteshwar; Vidyasagar, K; Jain, Rohit; Mathur, Pravesh; Govinda, K V; Rajeev, R B; Danabalan, T L

    2009-01-01

    A 12-metre Preloaded Parabolic Dish antenna, in which the backup structure is formed by preloading its radial and circumferential members, has been designed, built and commissioned by the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. This paper reports the first-ever photogrammetric measurements of gravity-induced deformation in the primary reflector of an antenna built using this novel concept of preloading the backup structure. Our experience will be of relevance to radio astronomy and deep space network applications that require building lightweight and economical steerable parabolic antennas.

  1. The parabolic trigonometric functions and the Chebyshev radicals

    Dattoli, G; Ricci, P E

    2011-01-01

    The parabolic trigonometric functions have recently been introduced as an intermediate step between circular and hyperbolic functions. They have been shown to be expressible in terms of irrational functions, linked to the solution of third degree algebraic equations. We show the link of the parabolic trigonometric functions with the Chebyshev radicals and also prove that further generalized forms of trigonometric functions, providing the natural solutions of the quintic algebraic equation, can be defined. We also discuss the link of this family of functions with the modular elliptic functions. 1

  2. Efficient implementation of 90 degrees phase shifter in FPGA

    Duraiswamy, Punithavathi; Bauwelinck, Johan; Vandewege, Jan

    2011-01-01

    In this article, we present an efficient way of implementing 90 phase shifter using Hilbert transformer with canonic signed digit (CSD) coefficients in FPGA. It is implemented using 27-tap symmetric finite impulse response (FIR) filter. Representing the filter coefficients by CSD eliminates the need for multipliers and the filter is implemented using shifters and adders/subtractors. The simulated results for the frequency response of the Hilbert transformer with infinite precision coefficient...

  3. Thermal distortion testing of a 90-degree deployment hinge

    Lininger, Lance

    2003-09-01

    Virtually all modern spacecraft have at least one (if not many) deployable items, some of which require a high degree of positional accuracy and repeatability. There are many variables that affect the deployment performance, and often the most critical and difficult variable to quantify is the affect of the thermal environment on the deployment mechanisms. Temperature changes before and after deployment can greatly affect the final deployment position and the subsequent thermal distortion of the mechanism, and it is critical to properly quantify these factors. Historically the affects of temperature change on deployment mechanisms have been evaluated via analysis due to the relative cost and difficulty in performing a test. However, during the design process of a recent Lockheed Martin deployment hinge, the engineers wanted to provide their customer with a more reliable empirical assessment. Thus, it was decided to conduct a thermal distortion and repeatability test on the hinge during the qualification phase. Testing of this nature is very rare for relatively inexpensive deployment hinges and is usually reserved for high precision, actively-latched optical hinges. Results of this testing are presented, along with lessons learned when performing the test.

  4. Solvability and completeness of solutions of parabolic differential-operator equations

    M. M. Mamedov

    2011-01-01

    We consider an abstract Cauchy problem for parabolic differential-operator equations in Hilbert spaces. Initial boundary value problems for parabolic equations are reduced to the Cauchy problem for a system of parabolic differential equations. It is proved that the solution of an initial boundary value problem for partial parabolic equation can be approximated by linear combinations of elementary solutions. Completeness of elementary solutions is also proved for differential-operator equation...

  5. Viscosity solutions of fully nonlinear functional parabolic PDE

    Liu Wei-an

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available By the technique of coupled solutions, the notion of viscosity solutions is extended to fully nonlinear retarded parabolic equations. Such equations involve many models arising from optimal control theory, economy and finance, biology, and so forth. The comparison principle is shown. Then the existence and uniqueness are established by the fixed point theory.

  6. The maximum of Brownian motion with parabolic drift

    Janson, Svante; Louchard, Guy; Martin-Löf, Anders

    2010-01-01

    We study the maximum of a Brownian motion with a parabolic drift; this is a random variable that often occurs as a limit of the maximum of discrete processes whose expectations have a maximum at an interior point. We give new series expansions and integral formulas for the distribution and the first two moments, together with numerical values to high precision.

  7. Almost periodic solutions to systems of parabolic equations

    Janpou Nee

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we show that the second-order differential solution is 𝕃2-almost periodic, provided it is 𝕃2-bounded, and the growth of the components of a non-linear function of a system of parabolic equation is bounded by any pair of con-secutive eigenvalues of the associated Dirichlet boundary value problems.

  8. A dynamical inverse problem for a parabolic equation

    Vyacheslav Maksimov

    2006-01-01

    A problem of dynamical reconstruction of unknown distributed or boundary disturbances acting upon nonlinear parabolic equations is discussed. A regularized algorithm which allows us to reconstruct disturbances synchro with the process under consideration is designed. This algorithm is stable with respect to informational noises and computational errors.

  9. On some perturbation techniques for quasi-linear parabolic equations

    Igor Malyshev

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available We study a nonhomogeneous quasi-linear parabolic equation and introduce a method that allows us to find the solution of a nonlinear boundary value problem in “explicit” form. This task is accomplished by perturbing the original equation with a source function, which is then found as a solution of some nonlinear operator equation.

  10. Solar Thermal Power Plants with Parabolic-Trough Collectors

    Zarza, E.; Valenzuela, L.; León, J.

    2004-12-01

    Parabolic-trough collectors (PTC) are solar concentrating devices suitable to work in the 150°C- 400°C temperature range. Power plants based on this type of solar collectors are a very efficient way to produce electricity with solar energy. At present, there are eight commercial solar plants (called SEGS-II, III,.. IX) producing electricity with parabolic-trough collectors and their total output power is 340 MW. Though all SEGS plants currently in operation use thermal oil as a heat transfer fluid between the solar field and the power block, direct steam generation (DSG) in the receiver tubes is a promising option to reduce the cost of electricity produced with parabolic- trough power plants. Most of technical uncertainties associated to the DSG technology were studied and solved in the DISS project and it is expected that this new technology will be commercially available in a short term. In Spain, the Royal Decree No. 436/204 (March 12th , 2004) has defined a premium of 0,18€/kWh for the electricity produced by solar thermal power plants, thus promoting the installation of solar thermal power plants up to a limit of 200 MW. Due to the current legal and financial framework defined in Spain, several projects to install commercial solar power plants with parabolic-trough collectors are currently underway.

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

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

  12. Integral representations for computing real parabolic cylinder functions

    Gil, A.; Segura, J.; Temme, N.M.

    2004-01-01

    Integral representations are derived for the parabolic cylinder functions U(a,x), V(a,x) and W(a,x) and their derivatives. The new integrals will be used in numerical algorithms based on quadrature. They follow from contour integrals in the complex plane, by using methods from asymptotic analysis (s

  13. Integral representations for computing real parabolic cylinder functions

    Gil, A.; Segura, J.; Temme, N.M.

    2005-01-01

    Integral representations are derived for the parabolic cylinder functions U(a,x), V(a,x) and W(a,x) and their derivatives. The new integrals will be used in numerical algorithms based on quadrature. They follow from contour integrals in the complex plane, by using methods from asymptotic analysis (s

  14. Asymptotic behavior of a Neumann parabolic problem with hysteresis

    Eleuteri, M.; Krejčí, Pavel

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 87, č. 4 (2007), s. 261-277. ISSN 0044-2267 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : parabolic equation * hysteresis * asymptotic behaviour of solutions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.550, year: 2007 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/zamm.200610299/pdf

  15. Discontinuous Galerkin Immersed Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Interface Problems

    Yang, Qing; Zhang, Xu

    2015-01-01

    In this article, interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin methods using immersed finite element functions are employed to solve parabolic interface problems. Typical semi-discrete and fully discrete schemes are presented and analyzed. Optimal convergence for both semi-discrete and fully discrete schemes are proved. Some numerical experiments are provided to validate our theoretical results.

  16. Partially Penalized Immersed Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Interface Problems

    Lin, Tao; Yang, Qing; Zhang, Xu

    2015-01-01

    We present partially penalized immersed finite element methods for solving parabolic interface problems on Cartesian meshes. Typical semi-discrete and fully discrete schemes are discussed. Error estimates in an energy norm are derived. Numerical examples are provided to support theoretical analysis.

  17. Parabolic Trough Solar Power for Competitive U.S. Markets

    Nine parabolic trough power plants located in the California Mojave Desert represent the only commercial development of large-scale solar power plants to date. Although all nine plants continue to operate today, no new solar power plants have been completed since 1990. Over the last several years, the parabolic trough industry has focused much of its efforts on international market opportunities. Although the power market in developing countries appears to offer a number of opportunities for parabolic trough technologies due to high growth and the availability of special financial incentives for renewables, these markets are also plagued with many difficulties for developers. In recent years, there has been some renewed interest in the U.S. domestic power market as a result of an emerging green market and green pricing incentives. Unfortunately, many of these market opportunities and incentives focus on smaller, more modular technologies (such as photovoltaics or wind power), and as a result they tend to exclude or are of minimum long-term benefit to large-scale concentrating solar power technologies. This paper looks at what is necessary for large-scale parabolic trough solar power plants to compete with state-of-the-art fossil power technology in a competitive U.S. power market

  18. Parabolic trough solar power for competitive U.S. markets

    Nine parabolic trough power plants located in the California Mojave Desert represent the only commercial development of large-scale solar power plants to date. Although all nine plants continue to operate today, no new solar power plants have been completed since 190. Over the last several years, the parabolic trough industry has focused much of its efforts on international market opportunities. Although the power market in developing countries appears to offer a number of opportunities for parabolic trough technologies due to high growth and the availability of special financial incentives for renewables, these markets are also plagued with many difficulties for developers. In recent years, there has been some renewed interest in the U.S. domestic power market as a results of an emerging green market and green pricing incentives. Unfortunately, many of these market opportunities and incentives focus on smaller, more modular technologies (such as photovoltaics or wind power), and as a result they tend to exclude or are of minimum long-term benefit to large-scale concentrating solar power technologies. This paper looks at what is necessary for large-scale parabolic trough solar power plants to compete with state-of-the-art fossil power technology in a competitive US power market

  19. Brownian motion and the parabolicity of minimal graphs

    Neel, Robert W.

    2008-01-01

    We prove that minimal graphs (other than planes) are parabolic in the sense that any bounded harmonic function is determined by its boundary values. The proof relies on using the coupling introduced in the author's earlier paper "A martingale approach to minimal surfaces" to show that Brownian motion on such a minimal graph almost surely strikes the boundary in finite time.

  20. A Comparative Discussion of Calculation Hologram with Detour Phase and Modified Off-axis Reference Beam%迂回位相型计算全息图和修正离轴参考光计算全息图的对比讨论

    尹杰茜; 黄水平

    2015-01-01

    It got the detour phase hologram and Boqi hologram using the Matlab language, and got reconstructed image by Fourier transformation. The characteristics of two computing holograms were elaborated, and the quality, quantity, size, program running speed of the reconstructed image were made a comparison. Computing hologram with Detour phase is easy to record and convenient delivery. Boqi coding are used to get the modified off-axis reference beam as computing hologram has a high quality reconstructed image,and com-puting speed is faster. The complex two-dimensional images which can consider using this encoding method to calculate the holographic.%使用Matlab语言得到了迂回位相全息图和博奇型全息图,由傅里叶逆变换得到再现像。阐述了两种计算全息图各自的特点,对再现像的质量、数量、大小、程序运行速度作出对比讨论。迂回位相计算全息图有便于记录、方便传递的特点。利用博奇编码得到的修正离轴参考光计算全息图有高质量的再现像,而且计算速度也比较快,对于复杂的二维图像,可以考虑利用这种编码方法进行计算全息。

  1. Electromagnetic Casimir Forces of Parabolic Cylinder and Knife-Edge Geometries

    Graham, Noah; Emig, Thorsten; Rahi, Sahand Jamal; Jaffe, Robert L; Kardar, Mehran

    2011-01-01

    An exact calculation of electromagnetic scattering from a perfectly conducting parabolic cylinder is employed to compute Casimir forces in several configurations. These include interactions between a parabolic cylinder and a plane, two parabolic cylinders, and a parabolic cylinder and an ordinary cylinder. To elucidate the effect of boundaries, special attention is focused on the "knife-edge" limit in which the parabolic cylinder becomes a half-plane. Geometrical effects are illustrated by considering arbitrary rotations of a parabolic cylinder around its focal axis, and arbitrary translations perpendicular to this axis. A quite different geometrical arrangement is explored for the case of an ordinary cylinder placed in the interior of a parabolic cylinder. All of these results extend simply to nonzero temperatures.

  2. Irrigation market for solar thermal parabolic dish systems

    Habib-Agahi, H.; Jones, S. C.

    1981-01-01

    The potential size of the onfarm-pumped irrigation market for solar thermal parabolic dish systems in seven high-insolation states is estimated. The study is restricted to the displacement of three specific fuels: gasoline, diesel and natural gas. The model was developed to estimate the optimal number of parabolic dish modules per farm based on the minimum cost mix of conventional and solar thermal energy required to meet irrigation needs. The study concludes that the potential market size for onfarm-pumped irrigation applications ranges from 101,000 modules when a 14 percent real discount rate is assumed to 220,000 modules when the real discount rate drops to 8 percent. Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas account for 98 percent of the total demand for this application, with the natural gas replacement market accounting for the largest segment (71 percent) of the total market.

  3. Laser propagation and compton scattering in parabolic plasma channel

    A Gaussian laser beam propagating in a parabolic plasma channel is discussed in this paper. For a weak laser, plasma density perturbation induced by interaction between the laser field and plasma is very small, the refractive index can be assumed to be constant with respect to time variable. For a parabolic plasma channel, through the static propagation equation, we obtain an analytical solution of the profile function of the Gaussian laser beam for an unmatched case and give the general condition for the matched case. As the laser intensity increases, an effect due to strong laser fields is included. We discuss how to design and select the distribution of plasma density for a certain experiment in which a plasma channel is utilized to guide a laser beam. The number of scattered photons (X-rays) generated through Compton backscattering in a plasma channel is discussed. (author)

  4. Laser propagation and compton scattering in parabolic plasma channel

    Dongguo, L; Yokoya, K; Hirose, T

    2003-01-01

    A Gaussian laser beam propagating in a parabolic plasma channel is discussed in this paper. For a weak laser, plasma density perturbation induced by interaction between the laser field and plasma is very small, the refractive index can be assumed to be constant with respect to time variable. For a parabolic plasma channel, through the static propagation equation, we obtain an analytical solution of the profile function of the Gaussian laser beam for an unmatched case and give the general condition for the matched case. As the laser intensity increases, an effect due to strong laser fields is included. We discuss how to design and select the distribution of plasma density for a certain experiment in which a plasma channel is utilized to guide a laser beam. The number of scattered photons (X-rays) generated through Compton backscattering in a plasma channel is discussed. (author)

  5. Warsaw Catalogue of cometary orbits: 119 near-parabolic comets

    Królikowska, Małgorzata

    2014-01-01

    Context. The dynamical evolution of near-parabolic comets strongly depends on the starting values of the orbital elements derived from the positional observations. In addition, when drawing conclusions about the origin of these objects, it is crucial to control the uncertainties of orbital elements at each stage of the dynamical evolution. Aims. I apply a completely homogeneous approach to determine the cometary orbits and their uncertainties. The resulting catalogue is suitable for the investigation of the origin and future of near-parabolic comets. Methods. First, osculating orbits were determined on the basis of positional data. Second, the dynamical calculations were performed backwards and forwards up to 250 au from the Sun to derive original and future barycentric orbits for each comet. In the present investigation of dynamical evolution, the numerical calculations for a given object start from the swarm of virtual comets constructed using the previously determined osculating (nominal) orbit. In this wa...

  6. Shock wave convergence in water with parabolic wall boundaries

    The convergence of shock waves in water, where the cross section of the boundaries between which the shock wave propagates is either straight or parabolic, was studied. The shock wave was generated by underwater electrical explosions of planar Cu wire arrays using a high-current generator with a peak output current of ∼45 kA and rise time of ∼80 ns. The boundaries of the walls between which the shock wave propagates were symmetric along the z axis, which is defined by the direction of the exploding wires. It was shown that with walls having a parabolic cross section, the shock waves converge faster and the pressure in the vicinity of the line of convergence, calculated by two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations coupled with the equations of state of water and copper, is also larger

  7. Absorber Alignment Measurement Tool for Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors: Preprint

    Stynes, J. K.; Ihas, B.

    2012-04-01

    As we pursue efforts to lower the capital and installation costs of parabolic trough solar collectors, it is essential to maintain high optical performance. While there are many optical tools available to measure the reflector slope errors of parabolic trough solar collectors, there are few tools to measure the absorber alignment. A new method is presented here to measure the absorber alignment in two dimensions to within 0.5 cm. The absorber alignment is measured using a digital camera and four photogrammetric targets. Physical contact with the receiver absorber or glass is not necessary. The alignment of the absorber is measured along its full length so that sagging of the absorber can be quantified with this technique. The resulting absorber alignment measurement provides critical information required to accurately determine the intercept factor of a collector.

  8. Galerkin/Runge-Kutta discretizations for parabolic partial differential equations

    Efficient, high-order Galerkin/Runge-Kutta methods are constructed and analyzed for certain classes of parabolic initial boundary-value problems. In particular, the partial differential equations considered are (1) semilinear, (2) linear with time dependent coefficients, and (3) quasilinear. Optimal-order error estimates are established for each case. Also, for the problems in which the time-stepping equations involve coefficient matrices changing at each time step, a preconditioned iterative technique is used to solve the linear systems only approximately. Nevertheless, the resulting algorithm is shown to preserve the optimal-order convergence rate while using only the order of work required by the base scheme applied to a linear parabolic problem with time-independent coefficients. Furthermore, it is noted that special Runge-Kutta methods allow computations to be performed in parallel so that the final execution time can be reduced to that of a low-order method

  9. Parabolic-Dish Solar Concentrators of Film on Foam

    Barton, Sean A

    2009-01-01

    Parabolic and spherical mirrors are constructed of aluminized PET polyester film on urethane foam. During construction, the chosen shape of the mirror is created by manipulating the elastic/plastic behavior of the film with air pressure. Foam is then applied to the film and, once hardened, air pressure is removed. At an f-number of 0.68, preliminary models have an optical angular spread of less than 0.25 degrees, a factor of 3.3 smaller than that for a perfectly spherical mirror. The possibility exists for creating large-lightweight mirrors with excellent shape and stiffness. These "film-on-foam" construction techniques may also be applicable to parabolic-trough solar concentrators but do not appear to be suitable for optical imaging applications because of irregularities in the film.

  10. Water Cooled TJ Dense Array Modules for Parabolic Dishes

    AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH has developed a novel type of dense array module for use in parabolic dishes. Such dishes never produce a perfectly homogeneous, rectangular light spot but an inhomogeneous light distribution. A regular module would use this light distribution very inefficiently. Therefore AZUR SPACE developed a dense array module concept which can be adapted to inhomogeneous light spots. It is populated with state of the art triple junction solar cells.The modules are designed for light intensities in the range of 50-100 W/cm2 and are actively water cooled. Prototypes are installed in 11 m2 parabolic dishes produced by Zenith Solar. A peak output of 2.3 kW electrical and 5.5 kW thermal power could be demonstrated. The thermal power may be used for solar heating, solar cooling or warm water.

  11. Water Cooled TJ Dense Array Modules for Parabolic Dishes

    Löckenhoff, Rüdiger; Kubera, Tim; Rasch, Klaus Dieter

    2010-10-01

    AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH has developed a novel type of dense array module for use in parabolic dishes. Such dishes never produce a perfectly homogeneous, rectangular light spot but an inhomogeneous light distribution. A regular module would use this light distribution very inefficiently. Therefore AZUR SPACE developed a dense array module concept which can be adapted to inhomogeneous light spots. It is populated with state of the art triple junction solar cells. The modules are designed for light intensities in the range of 50-100 W/cm2 and are actively water cooled. Prototypes are installed in 11 m2 parabolic dishes produced by Zenith Solar. A peak output of 2.3 kW electrical and 5.5 kW thermal power could be demonstrated. The thermal power may be used for solar heating, solar cooling or warm water.

  12. Effective finite parametrization in phase spaces of parabolic equations

    For evolution equations of parabolic type in a Hilbert phase space E, consideration is given to the problem of the effective parametrization (with a Lipschitzian estimate) of the sets K subset of E by functionals φ1,...,φm in E* or, in other words, the problem of the linear Lipschitzian embedding of K in Rm. If A is the global attractor for the equation, then this kind of parametrization turns out to be equivalent to the finite dimensionality of the dynamics on A. Some tests are established for the parametrization (in various metrics) of subsets in E and, in particular, of manifolds M subset of E by linear functionals of different classes. We outline a range of physically significant parabolic problems with a fundamental domain Ω subset of Rn that admit a parametrization of the elements u(x) element of A by their values u(xi) at a finite system of points xi element of Ω

  13. Singular parabolic equations of second order on manifolds with singularities

    Shao, Yuanzhen

    2016-01-01

    The main aim of this article is to establish an Lp-theory for elliptic operators on manifolds with singularities. The particular class of differential operators discussed herein may exhibit degenerate or singular behavior near the singular ends of the manifolds. Such a theory is of importance for the study of elliptic and parabolic equations on non-compact, or even incomplete manifolds, with or without boundary.

  14. On a non linear third - order parabolic equation

    De Angelis, Monica

    2012-01-01

    Aim of this paper is the qualitative analysis of the solution of a boundary value problem for a third-order non linear parabolic equation which describes several dissipative models. When the source term is linear, the problem is explictly solved by means of a Fourier series with properties of rapid convergence. In the non linear case,appropriate estimates of this series allow to deduce the asymptotic behaviour of the solution.

  15. Synergies between optical and physical variables in intercepting parabolic targets

    José eGómez

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Interception requires precise estimation of time-to-contact (TTC information. A long-standing view posits that all relevant information for extracting TTC is available in the angular variables, which result from the projection of distal objects onto the retina. The different timing models rooted in this tradition have consequently relied on combining visual angle and its rate of expansion in different ways with tau being the most well-known solution for TTC. The generalization of these models to timing parabolic trajectories is not straightforward. For example, these different combinations rely on isotropic expansion and usually assume first-order information only, neglecting acceleration. As a consequence no optical formulations have been put forward so far to specify TTC of parabolic targets with enough accuracy. It is only recently that context-dependent physical variables have been shown to play an important role in TTC estimation. Known physical size and gravity can adequately explain observed data of linear and free-falling trajectories respectively. Yet, a full timing model for specifying parabolic TTC has remained elusive. We here derive two formulations that specify TTC for parabolic ball trajectories. The first specification extends previous models in which known size is combined with thresholding visual angle or its rate of expansion to the case of fly balls. To efficiently use this model, observers need to recover the 3D radial velocity component of the trajectory which conveys the isotropic expansion. The second one uses knowledge of size and gravity combined with ball visual angle and elevation angle. Taking into account the noise due to sensory measurements, we simulate the expected performance of these models in terms of accuracy and precision. While the model that combines expansion information and size knowledge is more efficient during the late trajectory, the second one is shown to be efficient along all the flight.

  16. The maximum of Brownian motion with parabolic drift (Extended abstract)

    Janson, Svante; Louchard, Guy; Martin-Löf, Anders

    2010-01-01

    We study the maximum of a Brownian motion with a parabolic drift; this is a random variable that often occurs as a limit of the maximum of discrete processes whose expectations have a maximum at an interior point. This has some applications in algorithmic and data structures analysis. We give series expansions and integral formulas for the distribution and the first two moments, together with numerical values to high precision.

  17. Design and Realisation of a Parabolic Solar Cooker

    The sun s energy is really powerful. Solar energy is renewable and it s free. We can use it to make electricity, to heat buildings and to cook. The field of cooking consumes many fossil fuels such as gas and wood. Million people cannot find enough gas and/or wood to cook, so using solar cookers is a good idea. During this work, we designed, built and studied a parabolic solar cooker. The characteristic equations and the experimental results are given

  18. Monte Carlo method for solving a parabolic problem

    Tian Yi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present a numerical method based on random sampling for a parabolic problem. This method combines use of the Crank-Nicolson method and Monte Carlo method. In the numerical algorithm, we first discretize governing equations by Crank-Nicolson method, and obtain a large sparse system of linear algebraic equations, then use Monte Carlo method to solve the linear algebraic equations. To illustrate the usefulness of this technique, we apply it to some test problems.

  19. Differential difference inequalities related to parabolic functional differential equations

    Milena Netka

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Initial boundary value problems for nonlinear parabolic functional differential equations are transformed by discretization in space variables into systems of ordinary functional differential equations. A comparison theorem for differential difference inequalities is proved. Sufficient conditions for the convergence of the method of lines is given. Nonlinear estimates of the Perron type for given operators with respect to functional variables are used. Results obtained in the paper can be applied to differential integral problems and to equations with deviated variables.

  20. Numerical solution of a parabolic system in air pollution

    Chernogorova, Tatiana P.; Vulkov, Lubin G.

    2016-01-01

    An air pollution model is generally described by a system of PDEs on unbounded domain. Transformation of the independent variable is used to convert the problem for nonlinear air pollution on finite computational domain. We investigate the new, degenerated parabolic problem in Sobolev spaces with weights for well-posedness and positivity of the solution. Then we construct a fitted finite volume difference scheme. Some results from computations are presented.

  1. Parabolic-trough solar collectors and their applications

    Fernandez-Garcia, A.; Zarza, E.; Valenzuela, L. [CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Ctra. Senes, km. 4, Tabernas (Almeria) 04200 (Spain); Perez, M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Universidad de Almeria, Almeria 04120 (Spain)

    2010-09-15

    This paper presents an overview of the parabolic-trough collectors that have been built and marketed during the past century, as well as the prototypes currently under development. It also presents a survey of systems which could incorporate this type of concentrating solar system to supply thermal energy up to 400 C, especially steam power cycles for electricity generation, including examples of each application. (author)

  2. A qualitative theory for parabolic problems under dynamical boundary conditions

    von Bellow Joachim

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available For nonlinear parabolic problems in a bounded domain under dynamical boundary conditions, general comparison techniques are established similar to the ones under Neumann or Dirichlet boundary conditions. In particular, maximum principles and basic a priori estimates are derived, as well as lower and upper solution techniques that lead to functional band type estimates for classical solutions. Finally, attractivity properties of equilibria are discussed that also illustrate the damping effect of the dissipative dynamical boundary condition.

  3. Differential difference inequalities related to parabolic functional differential equations

    Milena Netka

    2010-01-01

    Initial boundary value problems for nonlinear parabolic functional differential equations are transformed by discretization in space variables into systems of ordinary functional differential equations. A comparison theorem for differential difference inequalities is proved. Sufficient conditions for the convergence of the method of lines is given. Nonlinear estimates of the Perron type for given operators with respect to functional variables are used. Results obtained in the paper can be app...

  4. Discontinuous Mixed Covolume Methods for Linear Parabolic Integrodifferential Problems

    Ailing Zhu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The semidiscrete and fully discrete discontinuous mixed covolume schemes for the linear parabolic integrodifferential problems on triangular meshes are proposed. The error analysis of the semidiscrete and fully discrete discontinuous mixed covolume scheme is presented and the optimal order error estimate in discontinuous H(div and first-order error estimate in L2 are obtained with the lowest order Raviart-Thomas mixed element space.

  5. Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method for Parabolic Problems

    Kaneko, Hideaki; Bey, Kim S.; Hou, Gene J. W.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a time and its corresponding spatial discretization scheme, based upon the assumption of a certain weak singularity of parallel ut(t) parallel Lz(omega) = parallel ut parallel2, for the discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for one-dimensional parabolic problems. Optimal convergence rates in both time and spatial variables are obtained. A discussion of automatic time-step control method is also included.

  6. Clear-Air Propagation Modeling using Parabolic Equation Method

    V. Kvicera

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Propagation of radio waves under clear-air conditions is affected bythe distribution of atmospheric refractivity between the transmitterand the receiver. The measurement of refractivity was carried out onthe TV Tower Prague to access evolution of a refractivity profile. Inthis paper, the parabolic equation method is used in modelingpropagation of microwaves when using the measured data. This paperbriefly describes the method and shows some practical results ofsimulation of microwave propagation using real vertical profiles ofatmospheric refractivity.

  7. Tropospheric Refraction Modeling Using Ray-Tracing and Parabolic Equation

    P. Pechac

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Refraction phenomena that occur in the lower atmospheresignificantly influence the performance of wireless communicationsystems. This paper provides an overview of corresponding computationalmethods. Basic properties of the lower atmosphere are mentioned.Practical guidelines for radiowave propagation modeling in the loweratmosphere using ray-tracing and parabolic equation methods are given.In addition, a calculation of angle-of-arrival spectra is introducedfor multipath propagation simulations.

  8. Galerkin/Runge-Kutta discretizations for semilinear parabolic equations

    Keeling, Stephen L.

    1987-01-01

    A new class of fully discrete Galerkin/Runge-Kutta methods is constructed and analyzed for semilinear parabolic initial boundary value problems. Unlike any classical counterpart, this class offers arbitrarily high, optimal order convergence. In support of this claim, error estimates are proved, and computational results are presented. Furthermore, it is noted that special Runge-Kutta methods allow computations to be performed in parallel so that the final execution time can be reduced to that of a low order method.

  9. Real-time optical laboratory solution of parabolic differential equations

    Casasent, David; Jackson, James

    1988-01-01

    An optical laboratory matrix-vector processor is used to solve parabolic differential equations (the transient diffusion equation with two space variables and time) by an explicit algorithm. This includes optical matrix-vector nonbase-2 encoded laboratory data, the combination of nonbase-2 and frequency-multiplexed data on such processors, a high-accuracy optical laboratory solution of a partial differential equation, new data partitioning techniques, and a discussion of a multiprocessor optical matrix-vector architecture.

  10. Nonlocal Parabolic Integro-differential Equations with Delays

    kamlendra kumar; Rakesh Kumar; R. K. Shukla

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we consider a parabolic integro-differential equation with delay and a nonlocal boundary condition. We apply the method of semidiscretization in time, also known as the method of lines, to establish the existence and uniqueness of the considered problem. We also establish the continuous dependence of the solution on the initial data. Finally, an application of the established results is demonstrated

  11. Nonlocal Parabolic Integro-differential Equations with Delays

    kamlendra kumar

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we consider a parabolic integro-differential equation with delay and a nonlocal boundary condition. We apply the method of semidiscretization in time, also known as the method of lines, to establish the existence and uniqueness of the considered problem. We also establish the continuous dependence of the solution on the initial data. Finally, an application of the established results is demonstrated

  12. Analysis of Once-Through Boiler Concepts in Parabolic Troughs

    Feldhoff, Jan Fabian

    2015-01-01

    Solar thermal power plants use collectors to concentrate the sunlight and heat up a fluid to high temperatures. This heat can be used to run a steam turbine and generate electricity. Such plants work similar to conventional steam power plants, with the only difference in replacing the fossil steam Generator by a solar one. The steam can directly be generated within the solar field. This direct steam generation (DSG) process is analyzed in detail for parabolic trough collectors. As in conve...

  13. Local H\\"older continuity for doubly nonlinear parabolic equations

    Kuusi, Tuomo; Urbano, José Miguel

    2010-01-01

    We give a proof of the H\\"older continuity of weak solutions of certain degenerate doubly nonlinear parabolic equations in measure spaces. We only assume the measure to be a doubling non-trivial Borel measure which supports a Poincar\\'e inequality. The proof discriminates between large scales, for which a Harnack inequality is used, and small scales, that require intrinsic scaling methods.

  14. Blowup for degenerate and singular parabolic system with nonlocal source

    Zhou Jun

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available We deal with the blowup properties of the solution to the degenerate and singular parabolic system with nonlocal source and homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions. The existence of a unique classical nonnegative solution is established and the sufficient conditions for the solution that exists globally or blows up in finite time are obtained. Furthermore, under certain conditions it is proved that the blowup set of the solution is the whole domain.

  15. Artificial neural networks approach on solar parabolic dish cooker

    This paper presents heat transfer analysis of solar parabolic dish cooker using Artificial Neural Network (ANN). The objective of this study to envisage thermal performance parameters such as receiver plate and pot water temperatures of the solar parabolic dish cooker by using the ANN for experimental data. An experiment is conducted under two cases (1) cooker with plain receiver and (2) cooker with porous receiver. The Back Propagation (BP) algorithm is used to train and test networks and ANN predictions are compared with experimental results. Different network configurations are studied by the aid of searching a relatively better network for prediction. The results showed a good regression analysis with the correlation coefficients in the range of 0.9968-0.9992 and mean relative errors (MREs) in the range of 1.2586-4.0346% for the test data set. Thus ANN model can successfully be used for the prediction of the thermal performance parameters of parabolic dish cooker with reasonable degree of accuracy. (authors)

  16. Asymptotic analysis of a coupled nonlinear parabolic system

    Lan QIAO; Sining ZHENG

    2008-01-01

    This paper deals with asymptotic analysis of a parabolic system with inner absorptions and coupled nonlinear boundary fluxes. Three simultaneous blow-up rates are established under different dominations of nonlinearities, and simply represented in a characteristic algebraic system introduced for the problem. In particular, it is observed that two of the multiple blow-up rates are absorption-related. This is substantially different from those for nonlinear parabolic problems with absorptions in all the previous literature, where the blow-up rates were known as absorption-independent. The results of the paper rely on the scaling method with a complete classification for the nonlinear parameters of the model. The first example of absorption-related blow-up rates was recently proposed by the authors for a coupled parabolic system with mixed type nonlinearities. The present paper shows that the newly observed phenomena of absorption-related blow-up rates should be due to the coupling mechanism, rather than the mixed type nonlinearities.

  17. Application of parabolic reflector on Raman analysis of gas samples

    Yu, Anlan; Zuo, Duluo; Gao, Jun; Li, Bin; Wang, Xingbing

    2016-05-01

    Studies on the application of a parabolic reflector in spontaneous Raman scattering for low background Raman analysis of gas samples are reported. As an effective signal enhancing sample cell, photonic bandgap fiber (HC-PBF) or metallined capillary normally result in a strong continuous background in spectra caused by the strong Raman/fluorescence signal from the silica wall and the polymer protective film. In order to obtain enhanced signal with low background, a specially designed sample cell with double-pass and large collecting solid angle constructed by a parabolic reflector and a planar reflector was applied, of which the optical surfaces had been processed by diamond turning and coated by silver film and protective film of high-purity alumina. The influences of optical structure, polarization characteristic, collecting solid-angle and collecting efficiency of the sample cell on light propagation and signal enhancement were studied. A Raman spectrum of ambient air with signal to background ratio of 94 was acquired with an exposure time of 1 sec by an imaging spectrograph. Besides, the 3σ limits of detection (LOD) of 7 ppm for H2, 8 ppm for CO2 and 12 ppm for CO were also obtained. The sample cell mainly based on parabolic reflector will be helpful for compact and high-sensitive Raman system.

  18. Gas Turbine/Solar Parabolic Trough Hybrid Designs: Preprint

    Turchi, C. S.; Ma, Z.; Erbes, M.

    2011-03-01

    A strength of parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plants is the ability to provide reliable power by incorporating either thermal energy storage or backup heat from fossil fuels. Yet these benefits have not been fully realized because thermal energy storage remains expensive at trough operating temperatures and gas usage in CSP plants is less efficient than in dedicated combined cycle plants. For example, while a modern combined cycle plant can achieve an overall efficiency in excess of 55%; auxiliary heaters in a parabolic trough plant convert gas to electricity at below 40%. Thus, one can argue the more effective use of natural gas is in a combined cycle plant, not as backup to a CSP plant. Integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems avoid this pitfall by injecting solar steam into the fossil power cycle; however, these designs are limited to about 10% total solar enhancement. Without reliable, cost-effective energy storage or backup power, renewable sources will struggle to achieve a high penetration in the electric grid. This paper describes a novel gas turbine / parabolic trough hybrid design that combines solar contribution of 57% and higher with gas heat rates that rival that for combined cycle natural gas plants. The design integrates proven solar and fossil technologies, thereby offering high reliability and low financial risk while promoting deployment of solar thermal power.

  19. Humidification dehumidification desalination system using parabolic trough solar air collector

    This paper deals with a detailed thermodynamic analysis to assess the performance of an HDH system with an integrated parabolic trough solar collector (PTSC). The HDH system considered is an open air, open water, air heated system that uses a PTSC as an air heater. Two different configurations were considered of the HDH system. In the first configuration, the solar air heater was placed before the humidifier whereas in the second configuration the solar air heater was placed between the humidifier and the dehumidifier. The current study revealed that PTSCs are well suited for air heated HDH systems for high radiation location, such as Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The comparison between the two HDH configurations demonstrates that the gained output ratio (GOR) of the first configuration is, on average, about 1.5 whereas for the second configuration the GOR increases up to an average value of 4.7. The study demonstrates that the HDH configuration with the air heater placed between the humidifier and the dehumidifier has a better performance and a higher productivity. - Highlights: • Thermodynamic analysis of an HDH system driven by a parabolic trough solar collector was conducted. • The first configuration reveals a GOR of 1.5 while the second configuration reveals a GOR of 4.7. • Effective heating of the HDH system was obtained through parabolic trough solar collector

  20. Convergence of shock waves between conical and parabolic boundaries

    Yanuka, D.; Zinowits, H. E.; Antonov, O.; Efimov, S.; Virozub, A.; Krasik, Ya. E.

    2016-07-01

    Convergence of shock waves, generated by underwater electrical explosions of cylindrical wire arrays, between either parabolic or conical bounding walls is investigated. A high-current pulse with a peak of ˜550 kA and rise time of ˜300 ns was applied for the wire array explosion. Strong self-emission from an optical fiber placed at the origin of the implosion was used for estimating the time of flight of the shock wave. 2D hydrodynamic simulations coupled with the equations of state of water and copper showed that the pressure obtained in the vicinity of the implosion is ˜7 times higher in the case of parabolic walls. However, comparison with a spherical wire array explosion showed that the pressure in the implosion vicinity in that case is higher than the pressure in the current experiment with parabolic bounding walls because of strong shock wave reflections from the walls. It is shown that this drawback of the bounding walls can be significantly minimized by optimization of the wire array geometry.

  1. Parabolic-trough technology roadmap: A pathway for sustained commercial development and deployment of parabolic-trough technology

    Technology roadmapping is a needs-driven technology planning process to help identify, select, and develop technology alternatives to satisfy a set of market needs. The DOE's Office of Power Technologies' Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program recently sponsored a technology roadmapping workshop for parabolic trough technology. The workshop was attended by an impressive cross section of industry and research experts. The goals of the workshop were to evaluate the market potential for trough power projects, develop a better understanding of the current state of the technology, and to develop a conceptual plan for advancing the state of parabolic trough technology. This report documents and extends the roadmap that was conceptually developed during the workshop

  2. On the complex structures of the Biswas-Milovic equation for power, parabolic and dual parabolic law nonlinearities

    Manafian, Jalil

    2015-12-01

    We apply the Exp-function method (EFM) to the Biswas-Milovic equation and derive the exact solutions. This paper studies the Biswas-Milovic equation with power law, parabolic law and dual parabolic law nonlinearities by the aid of the Exp-function method. The obtained solutions not only constitute a novel analytical viewpoint in nonlinear complex phenomena, but they also form a new stand alone basis from which physical applications in this arena can be comprehended further, and, moreover, investigated. Furthermore, to concretely enrich this research production, we explain all cases, namely m=1 and m≥ 2. This method is developed for searching exact travelling-wave solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations. It is shown that this methods, with the help of symbolic computation, provides a straightforward and powerful mathematical tool for solving nonlinear partial differential equations in mathematical physics.

  3. Numerical simulations for parabolic pulse shaping in non-linear media

    Nora, R. C.; Durfee, C. G.; Carr, L. D.

    2007-03-01

    Pulses with parabolic temporal profiles have the property that they can propagate through non-linear media in a self similar manner. Parabolic pulses have been generated experimentally in fiber amplifiers. Input pulses develop into parabolic pulses by the combined action of group velocity dispersion, non-linear refractive index, and gain. In this work, we are exploring the feasibility of generating ultrafast parabolic pulses in laser resonators. We have successfully numerically simulated the generation of parabolic pulses in fiber amplifiers using two different algorithms, the Cayley method, and fourth order Runge-Kutta, to solve the Nonlinear Schrodinger equation with gain and periodic boundary conditions. In contrast to fiber amplifiers, pulses in laser resonators must maintain a stable pulse shape on each round trip through the optical cavity. We are exploring the prediction that a time dependent saturable gain will stabilize the pulse in the oscillator and yield parabolic pulses.

  4. Three-dimensional numerical study of heat transfer characteristics of parabolic trough receiver

    Highlights: • A coupled transient model for parabolic trough receiver was developed. • Detailed temperature of parabolic trough receiver is obtained. • Temperature difference change inversely with HTF velocity. • Stagnation temperature of parabolic trough receiver increase linearly with time. - Abstract: Parabolic trough receivers are the key component of parabolic trough solar plants, and they typically account for 30% of the cost of the construction of a solar field. The receiver’s reliability is still a major item which affects the plant’s cost. The temperature distribution of the parabolic trough receivers is required to identify the causation of parabolic trough receiver’s failure, and is the prerequisite to design and optimize the parabolic trough receiver’s structure. In this study, the detailed temperature distribution of a parabolic trough receiver is successfully simulated by combining a MCRT code and FLUENT software. The heat transfer fluid flow, conduction and radiation heat transfers are jointly considered. Temperature-dependent properties of the heat transfer fluid, the wavelength-dependent optical properties of the receiver surfaces and the glass envelope’s absorption of the solar radiation energy are also taken into account. Comparison with indoor experimental results show the average difference is within 6%. In addition, the transient behaviors of parabolic trough receiver under direct concentrated solar irradiance are investigated. The information from this study is of great importance to the design and the optimization of the structure of parabolic trough receiver, as well as to identify the causation of parabolic trough receiver’s failure

  5. The ABCD matrix for parabolic reflectors and its application to astigmatism free four-mirror cavities

    Dupraz, K.; Cassou, K.; Martens, A.; Zomer, F.

    2015-10-01

    The ABCD matrix for parabolic reflectors is derived for any incident angles. It is used in numerical studies of four-mirror cavities composed of two flat and two parabolic mirrors. Constraints related to laser beam injection efficiency, optical stability, cavity-mode, beam-waist size and high stacking power are satisfied. A dedicated alignment procedure leading to stigmatic cavity-modes is employed to overcome issues related to the optical alignment of parabolic reflectors.

  6. Identification of Plasmonic Modes in Parabolic Cylinder Geometry by Quasi-Separation of Variables

    KURIHARA, Kazuyoshi; Otomo, Akira; Yamamoto, Kazuhiro; TAKAHARA, Junichi; Tani, Masahiko; Kuwashima, Fumiyoshi

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the plasmonic modes in the parabolic cylinder geometry as a theoretical complement to the previous paper (J Phys A 42:185401) that considered the modes in the circular paraboloidal geometry. In order to identify the plasmonic modes in the parabolic cylinder geometry, analytic solutions for surface plasmon polaritons are examined by solving the wave equation for the magnetic field in parabolic cylindrical coordinates using quasi-separation of variables in combination with ...

  7. Computer aided FEA simulation of EN45A parabolic leaf spring

    Krishan Kumar; Aggarwal, M.L.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes computer aided finite element analysis of parabolic leaf spring. The present work is an improvement in design of EN45A parabolic leaf spring used by a light commercial automotive vehicle. Development of a leaf spring is a long process which requires lots of test to validate the design and manufacturing variables. A three-layer parabolic leaf spring of EN45A has been taken for this work. The thickness of leaves varies from center to the outer side following a parabolic pat...

  8. A cell complex structure for the space of heteroclines for a semilinear parabolic equation

    Michael Robinson

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available It is well known that for many semilinear parabolic equations there is a global attractor which has a cell complex structure with finite dimensional cells. Additionally, many semilinear parabolic equations have equilibria with finite dimensional unstable manifolds. In this article, these results are unified to show that for a specific parabolic equation on an unbounded domain, the space of heteroclinic orbits has a cell complex structure with finite dimensional cells. The result depends crucially on the choice of spatial dimension and the degree of the nonlinearity in the parabolic equation, and thereby requires some delicate treatment.

  9. Dexterous Manipulation in Microgravity in Parabolic Flights and on ISS

    Pletser, V.; Sundblad, P.; Thonnard, J.-L.; Lefevre, P.; McIntyre, J.; Kassel, R.; Derkinderen, W.; Penta, M.; Andre, T.

    It has been shown that during exposure to microgravity in parabolic flights the control of interaction forces when manipulating an object adapts partially to the lack of gravity, yet evidence indicates that anticipation of gravity's effects persists in the short term. The motivation for these experiments to be performed in long-duration space flight is to understand how the central nervous system adapts to an environment without gravity and what will be the consequences of long-term adaptation when an individual returns to a normal (Earth) or partial (Moon or Mars) gravitational field. The experiment “Dexterous Manipulation in Microgravity” (DEX) will target specific questions about the effects of gravity on dexterous manipulation, questions that cannot be addressed in the normal terrestrial environment. Some of the scientific questions have already been studied since nearly ten years and will continue to be addressed in experiments conducted in parabolic flights, during which it will be examined how the nervous system copes with repeated transitions between different gravitational environments. Results from these experiments provide initial data about short-term adaptation to 0g. The experiments proposed for ISS draw from these short-term precursor experiments, but will emphasize long-term adaptation of sensorimotor processes to 0g and re-adaptation to 1g. A first conceptual definition phase of a DEX instrument has been completed under an ESA contract and is now ready to enter into the design and development phase in view of a launch on ISS in the 2013-2014 timeframe. In this paper, the science background will be recalled and several experiments performed during parabolic flights will be presented, showing how these early breadboards testing in microgravity have helped to refine the DEX conceptual design and how it could be used on ISS.

  10. Processing of data from innovative parabolic strip telescope.

    Kosejk, Vladislav; Novy, J.; Chadzitaskos, Goce

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents an innovative telescope design based on the usage of a parabolic strip fulfilling the function of an objective. Isaac Newton was the first to solve the problem of chromatic aberration, which is caused by a difference in the refractive index of lenses. This problem was solved by a new kind of telescope with a mirror used as an objective. There are many different kinds of telescopes. The most basic one is the lens telescope. This type of a telescope uses a set of lenses. Another type is the mirror telescope, which employs the concave mirror, spherical parabolic mirror or hyperbolically shaped mirror as its objective. The lens speed depends directly on the surface of a mirror. Both types can be combined to form a telescope composed of at least two mirrors and a set of lenses. The light is reflected from the primary mirror to the secondary one and then to the lens system. This type is smaller-sized, with a respectively reduced lens speed. The telescope design presented in this paper uses a parabolic strip fulfilling the function of an objective. Observed objects are projected as lines in a picture plane. Each of the lines of a size equal to the size of the strip corresponds to the sum of intensities of the light coming perpendicular to the objective from an observed object. A series of pictures taken with a different rotation and processed by a special reconstruction algorithm is needed to get 2D pictures. The telescope can also be used for fast detection of objects. In this mode, the rotation and multiple pictures are not needed, just one picture in the focus of a mirror is required to be taken.

  11. A family of $m$-ovoids of parabolic quadrics

    Feng, Tao; Momihara, Koji; Xiang, Qing

    2015-01-01

    We construct a family of $\\frac{(q-1)}{2}$-ovoids of $Q(4,q)$, the parabolic quadric of $\\textup{PG}(4,q)$, for $q\\equiv 3\\pmod 4$. The existence of $\\frac{(q-1)}{2}$-ovoids of $Q(4,q)$ was only known for $q=3, 7,$ or $11$. Our construction provides the first infinite family of $\\frac{(q-1)}{2}$-ovoids of $Q(4,q)$.Along the way, we also give a construction of $\\frac{q+1}{2}$-ovoids in $Q(4,q)$ for $q\\equiv 1\\pmod 4$.

  12. Design and simulation of solar parabolic trough with trnsys

    Pakistan is an energy-starved country and this demand of energy is increasing with every passing day. Fortunately, the country receives ample amount of annual solar radiation which if utilized proficiently and effectively can suffice the domestic as well as the industrial needs. In the present study, a design of 20kW parabolic Trough is proposed. Results of theoretical calculations have been given in detail and the design has been analyzed on TRNSYS software. The resulting graphs well describe the variations of various outputs of the solar field and help to predict the performance of the plant. (author)

  13. ON A PARABOLIC FREE BOUNDARY EQUATION MODELING PRICE FORMATION

    MARKOWICH, P. A.

    2009-10-01

    We discuss existence and uniqueness of solutions for a one-dimensional parabolic evolution equation with a free boundary. This problem was introduced by Lasry and Lions as description of the dynamical formation of the price of a trading good. Short time existence and uniqueness is established by a contraction argument. Then we discuss the issue of global-in-time-extension of the local solution which is closely related to the regularity of the free boundary. We also present numerical results. © 2009 World Scientific Publishing Company.

  14. Tracking local control of a parabolic trough collector

    In the local control, the sun position related to the trough collector is measured by two photo-resistors. The provided electronic signal is then compared with reference levels in order to get a set of B logical signals which form a byte. This byte and the commands issued by a programmable controller are connected to the inputs of o P.R.O.M. memory which is programmed with the logical equations of the control system. The memory output lines give the control command of the parabolic trough collector motor. (Author)

  15. Filter regularization for an inverse parabolic problem in several variables

    Nguyen Huy Tuan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The backward heat problem is known to be ill possed, which has lead to the design of several regularization methods. In this article we apply the method of filtering out the high frequencies from the data for a parabolic equation. First we identify two properties that if satisfied they imply the convergence of the approximate solution to the exact solution. Then we provide examples of filters that satisfy the two properties, and error estimates for their approximate solutions. We also provide numerical experiments to illustrate our results.

  16. Piecewise parabolic method (PPM) for gas-dynamical simulations

    We present the piecewise parabolic method, a higher-order extension of of Godunov's method. There are several new features of this method which distinguish it from other higher-order Godunov-type methods. We use a higher-order spatial interpolation than previously used, which allows for a steeper representation of discontinuities, particularly contact discontinuities. We introduce a simpler and more robust algorithm for calculating the nonlinear wave interactions used to compute fluxes. Finally, we recognize the need for additional dissipation in any higher-order Godunov method of this type, and introduce it in such a way so as not to degrade the quality of the results

  17. Piecewise parabolic methdo (PPM) for gas-dynamical simulations

    We present the piecewise parabolic method, a higher-order extension of of Godunov's method. There are several new features of this method which distinguish it from other higher-order Godunov-type methods. We use a higher-order spatial interpolation than previously used, which allows for a steeper representation of discontinuities, particularly contact discontinuities. We introduce a simpler and more robust algorithm for calculating the nonlinear wave interactions used to compute fluxes. Finally, we recognize the need for additional dissipation in any higher-order Godunov method of this type, and introduce it in such a way so as not to degrade the quality of the results

  18. THE SPACE-TIME FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR PARABOLIC PROBLEMS

    李宏; 刘儒勋

    2001-01-01

    Adaptive space-time finite element method, continuous in space but discontinuous in time for semi-linear parabolic problems is discussed. The approach is based on a combination of finite element and finite difference techniques. The existence and uniqueness of the weak solution are proved without any assumptions on choice of the spacetime meshes. Basic error estimates in L∞ (L2) norm, that is maximum-norm in time, L2norm in space are obtained. The numerical results are given in the last part and the analysis between theoretic and experimental results are obtained.

  19. GENERALIZED DERIVATIONS ON PARABOLIC SUBALGEBRAS OF GENERAL LINEAR LIE ALGEBRAS

    陈正新

    2014-01-01

    Let P be a parabolic subalgebra of a general linear Lie algebra gl(n, F) over a field F, where n ≥ 3, F contains at least n different elements, and char(F) 6= 2. In this article, we prove that generalized derivations, quasiderivations, and product zero derivations of P coincide, and any generalized derivation of P is a sum of an inner derivation, a central quasiderivation, and a scalar multiplication map of P. We also show that any commuting automorphism of P is a central automorphism, and any commuting derivation of P is a central derivation.

  20. The parabolic Anderson model and long-range percolation

    Erhard, Dirk

    2014-01-01

    This thesis has two parts. The first part deals with the parabolic Anderson model, which is a stochastic differential equation. It models the evolution of a field of particles performing independent simple random walks with binary branching. The focus of this work is on the exponential growth rate of the solution, where several basic properties are derived. The second part deals with two long-range percolation models. The occupied set of the first model is obtained by taking the union of a co...

  1. HOMOGENIZATION OF SEMILINEAR PARABOLIC EQUATIONS IN PERFORATED DOMAINS

    P.DONATO; A. NABIL

    2004-01-01

    This paper is devoted to the homogenization of a semilinear parabolic equation with rapidly oscillating coefficients in a domain periodically perforated by e-periodic holes of size ε. A Neumann condition is prescribed on the boundary of the holes.The presence of the holes does not allow to prove a compactness of the solutions in L2. To overcome this difficulty, the authors introduce a suitable auxiliary linear problem to which a corrector result is applied. Then, the asymptotic behaviour of the semilinear problem as e → 0 is described, and the limit equation is given.

  2. A compound parabolic concentrator as an ultracold neutron spectrometer

    Hickerson, K.P., E-mail: hickerson@gmail.com; Filippone, B.W., E-mail: bradf@caltech.edu

    2013-09-01

    The design principles of nonimaging optics are applied to ultracold neutrons (UCN). In particular a vertical compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) that efficiently redirects UCN vertically into a bounded spatial volume where they have a maximum energy mga that depends only on the initial phase space cross sectional area πa{sup 2} creates a spectrometer which can be applied to neutron lifetime and gravitational quantum state experiments. -- Highlights: • Nonimaging optics is applied to ultracold neutrons. • A novel ultracold neutron spectrometer is discussed. • New uses may include a neutron lifetime experiment.

  3. H-Optimal Control in Coefficients for Dirichlet Parabolic Problems

    I. G. Balanenko

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In the paper the Dirichlet optimal control problem associated with a linear parabolic equation the coefficients of which we take as controls in L1(Ω has been studied. Since equations of this type can exhibit the Lavrentieff phenomenon and non-uniqueness of weak solutions, it is shown that the optimal control problem in the coefficients can be stated in different settings depending on the choice of the class of admissible solutions. Using the direct method in the Calculus of Variations, the solvability of the above optimal control problems in the so-called class of inadmissible solutions has been discussed.

  4. A minmax problem for parabolic systems with competitive interactions

    Sanjay Chawla

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we model the evolution and interaction between two competing populations as a system of parabolic partial differential equations. The interaction between the two populations is quantified by the presence of non-local terms in the system of equations. We model the whole system as a two-person zero-sum game where the gains accrued by one population necessarily translate into the others loss. For a suitably chosen objective functional(pay-off we establish and characterize the saddle point of the game. The controls(strategies are kernels of the interaction terms.

  5. A minmax problem for parabolic systems with competitive interactions

    Sanjay Chawla

    1999-01-01

    In this paper we model the evolution and interaction between two competing populations as a system of parabolic partial differential equations. The interaction between the two populations is quantified by the presence of non-local terms in the system of equations. We model the whole system as a two-person zero-sum game where the gains accrued by one population necessarily translate into the others loss. For a suitably chosen objective functional(pay-off) we establish and characterize the sadd...

  6. Invariant sets for discontinuous parabolic area-preserving torus maps

    Ashwin, P; Nishikawa, T; Zyczkowski, K; Ashwin, Peter; Fu, Xin-Chu; Nishikawa, Takashi; Zyczkowski, Karol

    1999-01-01

    We analyze a class of piecewise linear parabolic maps on the torus, namely those obtained by considering a linear map with double eigenvalue one and taking modulo one in both components. We show that within this two parameter family of maps, the set of noninvertible maps is open and dense. For certain cases (where the entries in the matrix are rational) we show that the maximal invariant set has positive Lebesgue measure and give bounds on the measure. For certain examples we find expressions for the measure of the invariant set.

  7. Piecewise-parabolic methods for astrophysical fluid dynamics

    A general description of some modern numerical techniques for the simulation of astrophysical fluid flow is presented. The methods are introduced with a thorough discussion of the especially simple case of advection. Attention is focused on the piecewise-parabolic method (PPM). A description of the SLIC method for treating multifluid problems is also given. The discussion is illustrated by a number of advection and hydrodynamics test problems. Finally, a study of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability of supersonic jets using PPM with SLIC fluid interfaces is presented

  8. Runge-Kutta methods for parabolic equations and convolution quadrature

    We study the approximation properties of Runge-Kutta time discretizations of linear and semilinear parabolic equations, including incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. We derive asymptotically sharp error bounds and relate the temporal order of convergence, which is generally noninteger, to spatial regularity and the type of boundary conditions. The analysis relies on an interpretation of Runge-Kutta methods as convolution quadratures. In a different context, these can be used as efficient computational methods for the approximation of convolution integrals and integral equations. They use the Laplace transform of the confolution kernal via a discrete operational calculus. 23 refs., 2 tabs

  9. Stable patterns for fourth-order parabolic equations

    van den Berg, J. B.; Vandervorst, R. C.

    2002-01-01

    We consider fourth-order parabolic equations of gradient type. For the sake of simplicity, the analysis is carried out for the specific equation $u\\sb t=-\\gamma\\ u\\sb {xxxx}+\\beta u\\sb {xx}-F\\sp \\prime(u)$ with $(t,x)\\in (0,\\infty)\\times(0, L)$ and $\\gamma,\\beta>0$ and where $F(u)$ is a bistable potential. We study its stable equilibria as a function of the ratio $\\gamma/beta\\sp 2$. As the ratio $\\gamma/beta\\sp 2$ crosses an explicit threshold value, the number of stable ...

  10. Theoretical Study of the Compound Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

    Dr. Subhi S. Mahammed

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Theoretical design of compound parabolic trough solar collector (CPC without tracking is presented in this work. The thermal efficiency is obtained by using FORTRAN 90 program. The thermal efficiency is between (60-67% at mass flow rate between (0.02-0.03 kg/s at concentration ratio of (3.8 without need to tracking system.The total and diffused radiation is calculated for Tikrit city by using theoretical equations. Good agreement between present work and the previous work.

  11. Piecewise-parabolic methods for astrophysical fluid dynamics

    Woodward, P.R.

    1983-11-01

    A general description of some modern numerical techniques for the simulation of astrophysical fluid flow is presented. The methods are introduced with a thorough discussion of the especially simple case of advection. Attention is focused on the piecewise-parabolic method (PPM). A description of the SLIC method for treating multifluid problems is also given. The discussion is illustrated by a number of advection and hydrodynamics test problems. Finally, a study of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability of supersonic jets using PPM with SLIC fluid interfaces is presented.

  12. Analyzing Parabolic Profile Path for Underwater Towed-Cable

    Vineet KSrivastava

    2014-01-01

    This article discusses the dynamic state analysis of underwater towed-cable when tow-ship changes its speed in a direction making parabolic profile path. A three-dimensional model of underwater towed system is studied. The established governing equations for the system have been solved using the central implicit finite-difference method. The obtained difference non-linear coupled equations are solved by Newton’s method and satisfactory results were achieved. The solution of this problem has practical importance in the estimation of dynamic loading and motion, and hence it is directly applicable to the enhancement of safety and the effectiveness of the offshore activities.

  13. Cauchy problems of pseudo-parabolic equations with inhomogeneous terms

    Li, Zhongping; Du, Wanjuan

    2015-12-01

    This paper deals with Cauchy problems of pseudo-parabolic equations with inhomogeneous terms. The aim of the paper is to study the influence of the inhomogeneous term on the asymptotic behavior of solutions. We at first determine the critical Fujita exponent and then give the secondary critical exponent on the decay asymptotic behavior of an initial value at infinity. Furthermore, the precise estimate of life span for the blow-up solution is obtained. Our results show that the asymptotic behavior of solutions is seriously affected by the inhomogeneous term.

  14. An estimate on the parabolic fractal dimension of the singular set for solutions of the Navier–Stokes system

    We estimate the parabolic fractal (or parabolic box-counting) dimension of the singular set for suitable weak solutions of the Navier–Stokes equations in a bounded domain D. We prove that the parabolic fractal dimension is bounded by 45/29 improving an earlier result from (Kukavica 2009 Nonlinearity 22 2889–900). Also, we introduce the new (parabolic) λ-fractal dimension, where λ is a parameter, which for λ = 1 agrees with the parabolic fractal and for λ = ∞ with the parabolic Hausdorff dimension. We prove that for a certain range of λ, the dimension of the singular set is bounded by 3/2. (paper)

  15. Some Ergodic Theorems for a Parabolic Anderson Model

    Yong LIU; Feng Xia YANG

    2012-01-01

    In this paper,we study some ergodic theorems of a class of linear systems of interacting diffusions,which is a parabolic Anderson model.First,under the assumption that the transition kernel a =(a(i,j))i,j∈s is doubly stochastic,we obtain the long-time convergence to an invariant probability measure Vh starting from a bounded a-harmonic function h based on self-duality property,and then we show the convergence to the invariant probability measure vh holds for a broad class of initial distributions.Second,if (a(i,j))i,j∈s is transient and symmetric,and the diffusion parameter c remains below a threshold,we are able to determine the set of extremal invariant probability measures with finite second moment.Finally,in the case that the transition kernel (a(i,j))i,j∈s is doubly stochastic and satisfies Case Ⅰ (see Case Ⅰ in [Shiga,T.:An interacting system in population genetics.J.Math.Kyoto Univ.,20,213-242 (1980)]),we show that this parabolic Anderson model locally dies out independent of the diffusion parameter c.

  16. ACCELERATION METHODS OF NONLINEAR ITERATION FOR NONLINEAR PARABOLIC EQUATIONS

    Guang-wei Yuan; Xu-deng Hang

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the accelerating iterative methods for solving the implicit scheme of nonlinear parabolic equations. Two new nonlinear iterative methods named by the implicit-explicit quasi-Newton (IEQN) method and the derivative free implicit-explicit quasi-Newton (DFIEQN) method are introduced, in which the resulting linear equations from the linearization can preserve the parabolic characteristics of the original partial differential equations. It is proved that the iterative sequence of the iteration method can converge to the solution of the implicit scheme quadratically. Moreover, compared with the Jacobian Free Newton-Krylov (JFNK) method, the DFIEQN method has some advantages, e.g., its implementation is easy, and it gives a linear algebraic system with an explicit coefficient matrix, so that the linear (inner) iteration is not restricted to the Krylov method. Computational results by the IEQN, DFIEQN, JFNK and Picard iteration meth-ods are presented in confirmation of the theory and comparison of the performance of these methods.

  17. Performance analysis of a novel rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator

    Highlights: • A novel rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator is presented. • The electrical and optical performances are investigated. • It increases the maximum power output by 3.33× and the short circuit current by 3.01×. • The RACPC is an attractive alternative design for the BICPV systems. - Abstract: The low-concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) system has been identified as one of the potential solutions in lowering the overall installation cost of a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system. This paper evaluates the performance of a novel type of LCPV concentrator known as the rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC). A specific RACPC design with a geometrical concentration ratio of 3.6675× was fabricated and integrated with a 1 cm by 1 cm monocrystalline laser grooved buried contact silicon solar cell. This design was tested indoors to evaluate its current–voltage (I–V), angular response and thermal characteristics. Under standard test conditions, it was found that the RACPC increases the short circuit current by 3.01× and the maximum power by 3.33× when compared with a bare solar cell. The opto-electronic gain from the experiment showed good agreement when compared with the simulation results, with a deviation of 11%

  18. Saturated steam process with direct steam generating parabolic troughs

    Eck, M. [Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt, Stuttgart (Germany). Inst. of Technical Thermodynamics; Zarza, E. [CIEMAT, Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA), Tabernas (Spain)

    2004-07-01

    The direct steam generation (DSG) in parabolic trough collectors is an attractive option regarding the economic improvement of parabolic trough technology for solar thermal electricity generation in the multi Megawatt range. The European DISS project has proven the feasibility of the direct steam generation under real solar conditions in more than 4000 operation hours. Within the European R and D project INDITEP the detailed engineering for a pre-commercial DSG solar thermal power plant with an electrical power of 5 MW is being performed. This small capacity is chosen to minimise the risk for potential investors. Regarding DSG solar thermal power plants only steam cycles using superheated steam have been investigated so far. In this paper a steam cycle operated with saturated steam is investigated for the first time. For near term applications this might be an interesting alternative in the chosen small capacity range. This choice would offer some specific advantages: (a) Lower complexity of power block and thus lower investment but also lower efficiency of the power block, (b) Simple set up of the collector field, (c) Proven safe operation and higher thermal efficiency of the collector field. (orig.)

  19. Saturated steam process with direct steam generating parabolic troughs

    Eck, M. [DLR, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Zarza, E. [CIEMAT, Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA), P.O. Box 22, 04200 Tabernas (Almeria) (Spain)

    2006-11-15

    The direct steam generation (DSG) in parabolic trough collectors is an attractive option regarding the economic improvement of parabolic trough technology for solar thermal electricity generation in the multi Megawatt range. The European DISS project has proven the feasibility of the direct steam generation under real solar conditions in more than 4000 operation hours. Within the European R and D project INDITEP the detailed engineering for a pre-commercial DSG solar thermal power plant with an electrical power of 5MW is being performed. This small capacity was chosen to minimise the risk for potential investors. In regards to DSG solar thermal power plants, only steam cycles using superheated steam have been investigated so far. The paper will investigate the advantages, disadvantages, and design considerations of a steam cycle operated with saturated steam for the first time. For near term applications, saturated steam operated DSG plants might be an interesting alternative for power generation in the small capacity range due to some specific advantages: Simple set up of the collector field; Proven safe collector field operation; Higher thermal efficiency in the collector field. (author)

  20. Theoretical Evaluation of Parabolic trough Designs for Industrial Process Applications

    Rojas, M. E.; Fernandez, A.; Zarza, E.

    2006-07-01

    Although the best known application of parabolic-trough fields is power generation, its use as a source of industrial process heat and air-conditioning is becoming necessary because of the temperatures required (between 100C and 250C) and the recent promotion of these other applications (by the International Energy Agency, for example, by its Task 33/IV: 'Solar Heat for Industrial Processes'). Unfortunately, there are not many parabolic trough collectors (PTCs) commercially available and their cost/efficiency ratio is very high. This has motivated several research centres, universities and companies to support the development of PTCs suitable for such temperatures. PTCs are being designed with silver-glass mirrors or with aluminium reflectors, with or without flat glass covers, with vacuum or under atmospheric pressurized receivers, with selective or solar varnished absorbers, etc. The different materials involved and their combination in a specific design are responsible for the main features of the thermal behaviour of the PTC. A good first approximation to evaluating the applicability of a given design is to calculate its theoretical maximum efficiency, i.e., without taking manufacturing errors into consideration. This paper presents a comparison of the theoretical efficiencies of different PTCs configurations, which have been designed to provide fluid temperatures suitable for industrial processes and air-conditioning with absorption chillers. (Author)

  1. A quasi-linear parabolic system of chemotaxis

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available We consider a quasi-linear parabolic system with respect to unknown functions u and v on a bounded domain of n -dimensional Euclidean space. We assume that the diffusion coefficient of u is a positive smooth function A ( u , and that the diffusion coefficient of v is a positive constant. If A ( u is a positive constant, the system is referred to as so-called Keller-Segel system. In the case where the domain is a bounded domain of two-dimensional Euclidean space, it is shown that some solutions to Keller-Segel system blow up in finite time. In three and more dimensional cases, it is shown that solutions to so-called Nagai system blow up in finite time. Nagai system is introduced by Nagai. The diffusion coefficients of Nagai system are positive constants. In this paper, we describe that solutions to the quasi-linear parabolic system exist globally in time, if the positive function A ( u rapidly increases with respect to u .

  2. Exergetic analysis of parabolic trough solar thermal power plants

    Petrakopoulou, F.; Ruperez, B.; San Miguel, G.

    2014-12-01

    A very important component to achieve sustainable development in the energy sector is the improvement of energy efficiency of widely applied thermodynamic processes. Evaluation and optimization methods of energy processes play a crucial role in fulfilling this goal. A suitable method for the evaluation and optimization of energy conversion systems has been proven to be the exergetic analysis. In this work, two parabolic trough solar thermal power plants are simulated in detail using commercial software, and they are further analysed and compared using an exergetic analysis. The first plant uses a thermal fluid to produce the steam required in a steam generator, while the second one produces the steam directly in the solar field. The analysis involves the evaluation of the individual components of the power plants, as well as the performance evaluation of the overall structures. The main goal is to detect thermodynamic inefficiencies of the two different configurations and propose measures to minimize those. We find that the two examined plants have similar main sources of exergy destruction: the solar field (parabolic trough solar collectors), followed by the steam generator. This reveals the importance of an optimal design of these particular components, which could reduce inefficiencies present in the system. The differences in the exergy destruction and exergetic efficiencies of individual components of the two plants are analyzed in detail based on comparable operational conditions.

  3. Hydrogenic impurities in superlattices with parabolic quantum well potentials

    Parabolic quantum-wells (PQWs) in compositional GaAs/Alsub(x)Gasub(1-x)As and homogeneous doping GaAs superlattices are being built using the technique of molecular beam epitaxy. The binding energy (Esub(b)) and wave function of a hydrogenic impurity in an effective PQW are calculated variationally. The identification of the parabolic coefficient k as 8Qsub(e)ΔEsub(g)/Lsub(z)2(4πesup(z)nsub(D)epsilonsub(O)) for compositional (doping)-PQWs allows us to predict physical ranges of Esub(b).ΔEsub(g)(Qsub(e)) is the total (fraction of conduction) band discontinuity, Lsub(z) is the width of the compositional PQW; nsub(D) is the donor-doping concentration, and epsilonsub(O) is the dielectric constant of bulk GaAs. For typical compositional-PQWs, Esub(b) depends logarithmically on Qsub(e), hence appropriate experiments may be designed to confirm one of the two values (0.85 and 0.57) proposed elsewhere. Comparison with Bastard's, Green and Bajaj's, and Crowne's works indicates that 1) compositional-PQWs of typical width Lsub(z)(>or approx. 300 A) yield larger values of Esub(b) compared to those of finite or even infinite square wells of same width, and 2) doping-PQWs with linear effective potentials produce physical ranges for |Esub(b)| considerably larger than those produced by doping-PQWs. (author)

  4. A Two-Species Cooperative Lotka-Volterra System of Degenerate Parabolic Equations

    Jiebao Sun

    2011-01-01

    parabolic equations. We are interested in the coexistence of the species in a bounded domain. We establish the existence of global generalized solutions of the initial boundary value problem by means of parabolic regularization and also consider the existence of the nontrivial time-periodic solution for this system.

  5. Quantum crystal growing: adiabatic preparation of a bosonic antiferromagnet in the presence of a parabolic inhomogeneity

    Gammelmark, Søren; Eckardt, André

    2013-01-01

    felt by the two species. Using numerical simulations we predict that a finite parabolic potential can assist the adiabatic preparation of the antiferromagnet. The optimal strength of the parabolic inhomogeneity depends sensitively on the number imbalance between the two species. We also find that...

  6. Tapering of Polymer Optical Fibers for Compound Parabolic Concentrator Fiber Tip Fabrication

    Hassan, Hafeez Ul; Fasano, Andrea; Nielsen, Kristian; Aasmul, Søren; Rasmussen, Henrik K.; Bang, Ole

    2015-01-01

    We propose a process for Polymer Optical Fiber (POF) Compound Parabolic Compound (CPC) tip manufacturing using a heat and pull fiber tapering technique. The POF, locally heated above its glass transition temperature, is parabolically tapered down in diameter, after which it is cut to the desired...

  7. INERTIAL MANIFOLDS FOR NONAUTONOMOUS SEMILINEAR PARABOLIC PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH TIME DELAYS

    2006-01-01

    The present paper deals with the long-time behavior of a class of nonautonomous retarded semilinear parabolic differential equations. When the time delays are small enough and the spectral gap conditions hold, the inertial manifolds of the nonautonomous retard parabolic equations are constructed by using the Lyapunov-Perron method.

  8. Fifth parabolic dish solar thermal power program annual review: proceedings

    None

    1984-03-01

    The primary objective of the Review was to present the results of activities within the Parabolic Dish Technology and Module/Systems Development element of the Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Energy Systems Program. The Review consisted of nine technical sessions covering overall Project and Program aspects, Stirling and Brayton module development, concentrator and engine/receiver development, and associated hardware and test results to date; distributed systems operating experience; international dish development activities; and non-DOE-sponsored domestic dish activities. A panel discussion concerning business views of solar electric generation was held. These Proceedings contain the texts of presentations made at the Review, as submitted by their authors at the beginning of the Review; therefore, they may vary slightly from the actual presentations in the technical sessions.

  9. Bilinear reduced order approximate model of parabolic distributed solar collectors

    Elmetennani, Shahrazed

    2015-07-01

    This paper proposes a novel, low dimensional and accurate approximate model for the distributed parabolic solar collector, by means of a modified gaussian interpolation along the spatial domain. The proposed reduced model, taking the form of a low dimensional bilinear state representation, enables the reproduction of the heat transfer dynamics along the collector tube for system analysis. Moreover, presented as a reduced order bilinear state space model, the well established control theory for this class of systems can be applied. The approximation efficiency has been proven by several simulation tests, which have been performed considering parameters of the Acurex field with real external working conditions. Model accuracy has been evaluated by comparison to the analytical solution of the hyperbolic distributed model and its semi discretized approximation highlighting the benefits of using the proposed numerical scheme. Furthermore, model sensitivity to the different parameters of the gaussian interpolation has been studied.

  10. Evaluation of Surface Slope Irregularity in Linear Parabolic Solar Collectors

    F. Francini

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes a methodology, very simple in its application, for measuring surface irregularities of linear parabolic collectors. This technique was principally developed to be applied in cases where it is difficult to use cumbersome instruments and to facilitate logistic management. The instruments to be employed are a digital camera and a grating. If the reflector surface is defective, the image of the grating, reflected on the solar collector, appears distorted. Analyzing the reflected image, we can obtain the local slope of the defective surface. These profilometric tests are useful to identify and monitor the mirror portions under mechanical stress and to estimate the losses caused by the light rays deflected outside the absorber.

  11. Optimal control for parabolic-hyperbolic system with time delay

    In this paper we consider an optimal control problem for a system described by a linear partial differential equation of the parabolic-hyperbolic type with time delay in the state. The right-hand side of this equation and the initial conditions are not continuous functions usually, but they are measurable functions belonging to L2 or Lsup(infinity) spaces. Therefore, the solution of this equation is given by a certain Sobolev space. The time delay in the state is constant, but it can be also a function of time. The control time T is fixed in our problem. Making use of the Milutin-Dubovicki theorem, necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality with the quadratic performance functional and constrained control are derived for the Dirichlet problem. The flow chart of the algorithm which can be used in the numerical solving of certain optimization problems for distributed systems is also presented. (author)

  12. Strong Superconvergence of Finite Element Methods for Linear Parabolic Problems

    Kening Wang

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We study the strong superconvergence of a semidiscrete finite element scheme for linear parabolic problems on =Ω×(0,], where Ω is a bounded domain in ℛ(≤4 with piecewise smooth boundary. We establish the global two order superconvergence results for the error between the approximate solution and the Ritz projection of the exact solution of our model problem in 1,(Ω and ( with 2≤<∞ and the almost two order superconvergence in 1,∞(Ω and ∞(. Results of the =∞ case are also included in two space dimensions (=1 or 2. By applying the interpolated postprocessing technique, similar results are also obtained on the error between the interpolation of the approximate solution and the exact solution.

  13. Parabolic approximation method for the mode conversion-tunneling equation

    The derivation of the wave equation which governs ICRF wave propagation, absorption, and mode conversion within the kinetic layer in tokamaks has been extended to include diffraction and focussing effects associated with the finite transverse dimensions of the incident wavefronts. The kinetic layer considered consists of a uniform density, uniform temperature slab model in which the equilibrium magnetic field is oriented in the z-direction and varies linearly in the x-direction. An equivalent dielectric tensor as well as a two-dimensional energy conservation equation are derived from the linearized Vlasov-Maxwell system of equations. The generalized form of the mode conversion-tunneling equation is then extracted from the Maxwell equations, using the parabolic approximation method in which transverse variations of the wave fields are assumed to be weak in comparison to the variations in the primary direction of propagation. Methods of solving the generalized wave equation are discussed. 16 refs

  14. Solar parabolic dish thermal power systems - Technology and applications

    Lucas, J. W.; Marriott, A. T.

    1979-01-01

    Activities of two projects at JPL in support of DOE's Small Power Systems Program are reported. These two projects are the Point-Focusing Distributed Receiver (PFDR) Technology Project and the Point-Focusing Thermal and Electric Applications (PFTEA) Project. The PFDR Technology Project's major activity is developing the technology of solar concentrators, receivers and power conversion subsystems suitable for parabolic dish or point-focusing distributed receiver power systems. Other PFDR activities include system integration and cost estimation under mass production, as well as the testing of the hardware. The PFTEA Project's first major activity is applications analysis, that is seeking ways to introduce PFDR systems into appropriate user sectors. The second activity is systems engineering and development wherein power plant systems are analyzed for specific applications. The third activity is the installation of a series of engineering experiments in various user environments to obtain actual operating experience

  15. Optimal Control of a Parabolic Equation with Dynamic Boundary Condition

    We investigate a control problem for the heat equation. The goal is to find an optimal heat transfer coefficient in the dynamic boundary condition such that a desired temperature distribution at the boundary is adhered. To this end we consider a function space setting in which the heat flux across the boundary is forced to be an Lp function with respect to the surface measure, which in turn implies higher regularity for the time derivative of temperature. We show that the corresponding elliptic operator generates a strongly continuous semigroup of contractions and apply the concept of maximal parabolic regularity. This allows to show the existence of an optimal control and the derivation of necessary and sufficient optimality conditions.

  16. The parabolic Anderson model random walk in random potential

    König, Wolfgang

    2016-01-01

    This is a comprehensive survey on the research on the parabolic Anderson model – the heat equation with random potential or the random walk in random potential – of the years 1990 – 2015. The investigation of this model requires a combination of tools from probability (large deviations, extreme-value theory, e.g.) and analysis (spectral theory for the Laplace operator with potential, variational analysis, e.g.). We explain the background, the applications, the questions and the connections with other models and formulate the most relevant results on the long-time behavior of the solution, like quenched and annealed asymptotics for the total mass, intermittency, confinement and concentration properties and mass flow. Furthermore, we explain the most successful proof methods and give a list of open research problems. Proofs are not detailed, but concisely outlined and commented; the formulations of some theorems are slightly simplified for better comprehension.

  17. Test results, Industrial Solar Technology parabolic trough solar collector

    Dudley, V.E. [EG and G MSI, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Evans, L.R.; Matthews, C.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1995-11-01

    Sandia National Laboratories and Industrial Solar Technology are cost-sharing development of advanced parabolic trough technology. As part of this effort, several configurations of an IST solar collector were tested to determine the collector efficiency and thermal losses with black chrome and black nickel receiver selective coatings, combined with aluminized film and silver film reflectors, using standard Pyrex{reg_sign} and anti-reflective coated Pyrex{reg_sign} glass receiver envelopes. The development effort has been successful, producing an advanced collector with 77% optical efficiency, using silver-film reflectors, a black nickel receiver coating, and a solgel anti-reflective glass receiver envelope. For each receiver configuration, performance equations were empirically derived relating collector efficiency and thermal losses to the operating temperature. Finally, equations were derived showing collector performance as a function of input insolation value, incident angle, and operating temperature.

  18. Describing Quadratic Cremer Point Polynomials by Parabolic Perturbations

    Sørensen, Dan Erik Krarup

    1996-01-01

    .Polynomials of the Cremer type correspond to parameters at the boundary of ahyperbolic component of the Mandelbrot set. In this paper we concentrate onthe main cardioid component. We investigate the differences between two-sided(i.e. alternating) and one-sided parabolic perturbations.In the two-sided case, we...... prove the existence of polynomials having an explicitlygiven external ray accumulating both at the Cremer point and at its non-periodicpreimage. We think of the Julia set as containing a "topologists double comb".In the one-sided case we prove a weaker result: the existence of polynomials havingan...... explicitly given external ray accumulating the Cremer point, but having in itsimpression both the Cremer point and its other preimage. We think of the Julia setas containing a "topologists single comb".By tuning, similar results hold on the boundary of any hyperbolic component of theMandelbrot set....

  19. Properties of Unsymmetrical Parabolic Confinement Potential Quantum Dot Qubit

    CHEN Shi-Hua; XIAO Jing-Lin

    2008-01-01

    On the condition of electric-LO phonon strong coupling in unsymmetrical parabolic confinement potential quantum dot (QD), we obtain the eigenenergies of the ground state and the first-excited state, the eigenfunctions of the ground state, and the first-excited state by using variational method of Pekar type. This system in QD may be employed as a two-level quantum system-qubit. When the electron is in the superposition state of the ground state and the first-excited state, we obtain the time evolution of the electron density. The relations both the probability density of electron and the period of oscillation with the electron-LO-phonon coupling strength, the confinement strengths in the xy-plane and the z-direction are discussed.

  20. Decay rates for solutions of degenerate parabolic systems

    Ansgar Jungel

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Explicit decay rates for solutions of systems of degenerate parabolic equations in the whole space or in bounded domains subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions are proven. These systems include the scalar porous medium, fast diffusion and $p$-Laplace equation and strongly coupled systems of these equations. For the whole space problem, the (algebraic decay rates turn out to be optimal. In the case of bounded domains, algebraic and exponential decay rates are shown to hold depending on the nonlinearities. The proofs of these results rely on the use of the entropy functional together with generalized Nash inequalities (for the whole space problem or Poincare inequalities (for the bounded domain case.

  1. Adaptive distributed parameter and input estimation in linear parabolic PDEs

    Mechhoud, Sarra

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we discuss the on-line estimation of distributed source term, diffusion, and reaction coefficients of a linear parabolic partial differential equation using both distributed and interior-point measurements. First, new sufficient identifiability conditions of the input and the parameter simultaneous estimation are stated. Then, by means of Lyapunov-based design, an adaptive estimator is derived in the infinite-dimensional framework. It consists of a state observer and gradient-based parameter and input adaptation laws. The parameter convergence depends on the plant signal richness assumption, whereas the state convergence is established using a Lyapunov approach. The results of the paper are illustrated by simulation on tokamak plasma heat transport model using simulated data.

  2. MEP parabolic hydrodynamical model for holes in silicon semiconductors

    Consistent hydrodynamical models for electron transport in semi-conductors, free of any fitting parameter, have been formulated on the basis of the maximum entropy principle in Continuum Mech. Thermodyn., 11 (1999) 307, 12 (2000) 31 for silicon and in Continuum Mech. Thermodyn., 14 (2002) 405 for GaAs. In this paper we use the same approach for studying the hole transport in Si, by considering a parabolic approximation for the valence energy band. Scattering of holes with non-polar optical phonons, acoustic phonons and impurities have been taken into account. On the basis of these results, a limiting energy-transport model and an explicit expression for the low field hole mobility have been obtained. The high field mobility is also analyzed by taking into account the influence of impurities

  3. Cerebral vasoconstriction precedes orthostatic intolerance after parabolic flight

    Serrador, J. M.; Shoemaker, J. K.; Brown, T. E.; Kassam, M. S.; Bondar, R. L.; Schlegel, T. T.

    2000-01-01

    The effects of brief but repeated bouts of micro- and hypergravity on cerebrovascular responses to head-up tilt (HUT) were examined in 13 individuals after (compared to before) parabolic flight. Middle cerebral artery mean flow velocity (MCA MFV; transcranial Doppler ultrasound), eye level blood pressure (BP) and end tidal CO(2) (P(ET)CO(2)) were measured while supine and during 80 degrees HUT for 30 min or until presyncope. In the postflight tests subjects were classified as being orthostatically tolerant (OT) (n = 7) or intolerant (OI) (n = 6). BP was diminished with HUT in the OT group in both tests (p < 0.05) whereas postflight BP was not different from supine in the OI group. Postflight compared to preflight, the reduction in P(ET)CO(2) with HUT (p < 0.05) increased in both groups, although significantly so only in the OI group (p < 0.05). The OI group also had a significant decrease in supine MCA MFV postflight (p < 0.05) that was unaccompanied by a change in supine P(ET)CO(2). The decrease in MCA MFV that occurred during HUT in both groups preflight (p < 0.05) was accentuated only in the OI group postflight, particularly during the final 30 s of HUT (p < 0.05). However, this accentuated decrease in MCA MFV was not correlated to the greater decrease in P(ET)CO(2) during the same period (R = 0.20, p = 0.42). Although cerebral vascular resistance (CVR) also increased in the OI group during the last 30 s of HUT postflight (p < 0.05), the dynamic autoregulatory gain was not simultaneously changed. Therefore, we conclude that in the OI individuals, parabolic flight was associated with cerebral hypoperfusion following a paradoxical augmentation of CVR by a mechanism that was not related to changes in autoregulation nor strictly to changes in P(ET)CO(2).

  4. Microgravity Active Vibration Isolation System on Parabolic Flights

    Dong, Wenbo; Pletser, Vladimir; Yang, Yang

    2016-07-01

    The Microgravity Active Vibration Isolation System (MAIS) aims at reducing on-orbit vibrations, providing a better controlled lower gravity environment for microgravity physical science experiments. The MAIS will be launched on Tianzhou-1, the first cargo ship of the China Manned Space Program. The principle of the MAIS is to suspend with electro-magnetic actuators a scientific payload, isolating it from the vibrating stator. The MAIS's vibration isolation capability is frequency-dependent and a decrease of vibration of about 40dB can be attained. The MAIS can accommodate 20kg of scientific payload or sample unit, and provide 30W of power and 1Mbps of data transmission. The MAIS is developed to support microgravity scientific experiments on manned platforms in low earth orbit, in order to meet the scientific requirements for fluid physics, materials science, and fundamental physics investigations, which usually need a very quiet environment, increasing their chances of success and their scientific outcomes. The results of scientific experiments and technology tests obtained with the MAIS will be used to improve future space based research. As the suspension force acting on the payload is very small, the MAIS can only be operative and tested in a weightless environment. The 'Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.' (DLR, German Aerospace Centre) granted a flight opportunity to the MAIS experiment to be tested during its 27th parabolic flight campaign of September 2015 performed on the A310 ZERO-G aircraft managed by the French company Novespace, a subsidiary of the 'Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales' (CNES, French Space Agency). The experiment results confirmed that the 6 degrees of freedom motion control technique was effective, and that the vibration isolation performance fulfilled perfectly the expectations based on theoretical analyses and simulations. This paper will present the design of the MAIS and the experiment results obtained during the

  5. Posterior only pedicle screw construct for the treatment of scoliotic curves greater than 90 degrees%大于90°的重度脊柱侧凸患者的单纯后路椎弓根螺钉内固定治疗

    Kola Jegede; Yongjung J Kim; Zaomin Zheng; Gene Cheh; Samuel Cho; Sally Pak

    2014-01-01

    Study design A retrospective comparative study. Objective To assess the efifcacy and safety of posterior only pedicle screw construct ( POPS ) for the treatment of scoliotic curves>90 degrees using radiographic outcomes and various clinical outcomes. Summary of Background Data A paucity of data exists regarding standardized surgical options for severe scoliotic curvatures > 90°. Perioperative traction or staged anterior and posterior operations were the traditional surgical options. Methods A total of 40 consecutive scoliosis patients with curves>90° ( average 111.4°;range 91°-175° ) with an ( average follow-up of 31 months;range 6-60 months ) who underwent spinal instrumented fusion with posterior only pedicle screw constructs performed by a single surgeon were analyzed. Diagnoses included idiopathic scoliosis ( n=27 ), congenital ( n=9 ), neuromuscular ( n=3 ), and syndromic ( n=1 ). In total, 25 patients were treated with posterior only pedicle screw constructs with multiple Ponte ostotomies while the other 15 patients with posterior vertebral column resection. Radiographic examinations and complications were analyzed. Results Radiographic outcomes demonstrated an average major curve correction of 49%and 47%at eight weeks post operation and final follow-up respectively ( P90 degree can be managed successfully by posterior only pedicle screw construct ( POPS ). POPS avoids the need for anterior surgical procedures or perioperative traction while achieving acceptable correction safely without signiifcant complication.%研究设计回顾性比较研究。目的评估单纯后路椎弓根螺钉内固定治疗侧凸角度>90°的重度脊柱畸形的疗效和安全性。研究背景对于侧凸角度>90°的重度脊柱畸形的标准手术方式仍存争议,传统术式包括围手术期牵引辅助和分期前后路联合手术。方法回顾性分析由同一术者采取单纯后路椎弓根螺钉内固定治疗的40例侧凸角度>90°的重度脊

  6. Propagation of hypergeometric laser beams in a medium with a parabolic refractive index

    An expression to describe the complex amplitude of a family of paraxial hypergeometric laser beams propagating in a parabolic-index fiber is proposed. A particular case of a Gaussian optical vortex propagating in a parabolic-index fiber is studied. Under definite parameters, the Gaussian optical vortices become the modes of the medium. This is a new family of paraxial modes derived for the parabolic-index medium. A wide class of solutions of nonparaxial Helmholtz equations that describe modes in a parabolic refractive index medium is derived in the cylindrical coordinate system. As the solutions derived are proportional to Kummer’s functions, only those of them which are coincident with the nonparaxial Laguerre–Gaussian modes possess a finite energy, meaning that they are physically implementable. A definite length of the graded-index fiber is treated as a parabolic lens, and expressions for the numerical aperture and the focal spot size are deduced. An explicit expression for the radii of the rings of a binary lens approximating a parabolic-index lens is derived. Finite-difference time-domain simulation has shown that using a binary parabolic-index microlens with a refractive index of 1.5, a linearly polarized Gaussian beam can be focused into an elliptic focal spot which is almost devoid of side-lobes and has a smaller full width at half maximum diameter of 0.45 of the incident wavelength. (paper)

  7. Boundedness and global existence in the higher-dimensional parabolic-parabolic chemotaxis system with/without growth source

    Xiang, Tian

    2015-06-01

    In this paper, we are concerned with a general class of quasilinear parabolic-parabolic chemotaxis systems with/without growth source, under homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions in a smooth bounded domain Ω ⊂Rn with n ≥ 2. It is recently known that blowup is possible even in the presence of superlinear growth restrictions. Here, we derive new and interesting characterizations on the growth versus the boundedness. We show that the hard task of proving the L∞-boundedness of the cell density can be reduced to proving its Lr-boundedness. In other words, we show that the Lr-boundedness of the cell density can successfully guarantee its L∞-boundedness and hence its global boundedness, where r = n + ɛ or n/2 + ɛ depending on whether the growth restriction is essentially linear (including no growth) or superlinear. Hence, a blowup solution also blows up in Lp-norm for any suitably large p. More detailed information on how the growth source affects the boundedness of the solution is derived. These results reveal deep understandings of blowup mechanism for chemotaxis models. Then we use these criteria to establish uniform boundedness and hence global existence of the underlying models: logistic source in 2-D, cubic source as initially proposed by Mimura and Tsujikawa in 3-D, [ (n - 1) + ɛ ]st source in n-D with n ≥ 4. As a consequence, in a chemotaxis-growth model, blowup is impossible if the growth effect is suitably strong. Finally, we underline that our results remove the commonly assumed convexity on the domain Ω.

  8. A Parabolic Equation Approach to Modeling Acousto-Gravity Waves for Local Helioseismology

    Del Bene, Kevin; Lingevitch, Joseph; Doschek, George

    2016-07-01

    A wide-angle parabolic-wave-equation algorithm is developed and validated for local-helioseismic wave propagation. The parabolic equation is derived from a factorization of the linearized acousto-gravity wave equation. We apply the parabolic-wave equation to modeling acoustic propagation in a plane-parallel waveguide with physical properties derived from helioseismic data. The wavenumber power spectrum and wave-packet arrival-time structure for receivers in the photosphere with separation up to 30° is computed, and good agreement is demonstrated with measured values and a reference spectral model.

  9. A Parabolic Equation Approach to Modeling Acousto-Gravity Waves for Local Helioseismology

    Del Bene, Kevin; Lingevitch, Joseph; Doschek, George

    2016-08-01

    A wide-angle parabolic-wave-equation algorithm is developed and validated for local-helioseismic wave propagation. The parabolic equation is derived from a factorization of the linearized acousto-gravity wave equation. We apply the parabolic-wave equation to modeling acoustic propagation in a plane-parallel waveguide with physical properties derived from helioseismic data. The wavenumber power spectrum and wave-packet arrival-time structure for receivers in the photosphere with separation up to 30° is computed, and good agreement is demonstrated with measured values and a reference spectral model.

  10. Nonlocal operators, parabolic-type equations, and ultrametric random walks

    Chacón-Cortes, L. F., E-mail: fchaconc@math.cinvestav.edu.mx; Zúñiga-Galindo, W. A., E-mail: wazuniga@math.cinvestav.edu.mx [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N., Departamento de Matematicas, Av. Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, Mexico D.F., C.P. 07360 (Mexico)

    2013-11-15

    In this article, we introduce a new type of nonlocal operators and study the Cauchy problem for certain parabolic-type pseudodifferential equations naturally associated to these operators. Some of these equations are the p-adic master equations of certain models of complex systems introduced by Avetisov, V. A. and Bikulov, A. Kh., “On the ultrametricity of the fluctuation dynamicmobility of protein molecules,” Proc. Steklov Inst. Math. 265(1), 75–81 (2009) [Tr. Mat. Inst. Steklova 265, 82–89 (2009) (Izbrannye Voprosy Matematicheskoy Fiziki i p-adicheskogo Analiza) (in Russian)]; Avetisov, V. A., Bikulov, A. Kh., and Zubarev, A. P., “First passage time distribution and the number of returns for ultrametric random walks,” J. Phys. A 42(8), 085003 (2009); Avetisov, V. A., Bikulov, A. Kh., and Osipov, V. A., “p-adic models of ultrametric diffusion in the conformational dynamics of macromolecules,” Proc. Steklov Inst. Math. 245(2), 48–57 (2004) [Tr. Mat. Inst. Steklova 245, 55–64 (2004) (Izbrannye Voprosy Matematicheskoy Fiziki i p-adicheskogo Analiza) (in Russian)]; Avetisov, V. A., Bikulov, A. Kh., and Osipov, V. A., “p-adic description of characteristic relaxation in complex systems,” J. Phys. A 36(15), 4239–4246 (2003); Avetisov, V. A., Bikulov, A. H., Kozyrev, S. V., and Osipov, V. A., “p-adic models of ultrametric diffusion constrained by hierarchical energy landscapes,” J. Phys. A 35(2), 177–189 (2002); Avetisov, V. A., Bikulov, A. Kh., and Kozyrev, S. V., “Description of logarithmic relaxation by a model of a hierarchical random walk,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk 368(2), 164–167 (1999) (in Russian). The fundamental solutions of these parabolic-type equations are transition functions of random walks on the n-dimensional vector space over the field of p-adic numbers. We study some properties of these random walks, including the first passage time.

  11. Generalized Directional Gradients, Backward Stochastic Differential Equations and Mild Solutions of Semilinear Parabolic Equations

    We study a forward-backward system of stochastic differential equations in an infinite-dimensional framework and its relationships with a semilinear parabolic differential equation on a Hilbert space, in the spirit of the approach of Pardoux-Peng. We prove that the stochastic system allows us to construct a unique solution of the parabolic equation in a suitable class of locally Lipschitz real functions. The parabolic equation is understood in a mild sense which requires the notion of a generalized directional gradient, that we introduce by a probabilistic approach and prove to exist for locally Lipschitz functions.The use of the generalized directional gradient allows us to cover various applications to option pricing problems and to optimal stochastic control problems (including control of delay equations and reaction-diffusion equations),where the lack of differentiability of the coefficients precludes differentiability of solutions to the associated parabolic equations of Black-Scholes or Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman type

  12. Time-Periodic Solution of a 2D Fourth-Order Nonlinear Parabolic Equation

    Xiaopeng Zhao; Changchun Liu

    2014-08-01

    By using the Galerkin method, we study the existence and uniqueness of time-periodic generalized solutions and time-periodic classical solutions to a fourth-order nonlinear parabolic equation in 2D case.

  13. Strong maximum principles for implicit parabolic functional-differential problems together with nonlocal inequalities with functionals

    Ludwik Byszewski

    2009-01-01

    The aim of the paper is to give strong maximum principles for implicit parabolic functional-differential problems together with nonlocal inequalities with functionals in relatively arbitrary \\((n+1)\\)-dimensional time-space sets more general than the cylindrical domain.

  14. Homogenization of a Parabolic Equation in Perforated Domain with Neumann Boundary Condition

    A K Nandakumaran; M Rajesh

    2002-02-01

    In this article, we study the homogenization of the family of parabolic equations over periodically perforated domains \\begin{align*}_tb\\left(\\frac{x}{}, u_{}\\right)-\\mathrm{div} a\\left(\\frac{x}{}, u_{},\

  15. Existence of the Optimal Control for Stochastic Boundary Control Problems Governed by Semilinear Parabolic Equations

    2014-01-01

    We study an optimal control problem governed by a semilinear parabolic equation, whose control variable is contained only in the boundary condition. An existence theorem for the optimal control is obtained.

  16. Asymptotic behavior of solutions to nonlinear parabolic equation with nonlinear boundary conditions

    Diabate Nabongo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We show that solutions of a nonlinear parabolic equation of second order with nonlinear boundary conditions approach zero as t approaches infinity. Also, under additional assumptions, the solutions behave as a function determined here.

  17. Ka Band Parabolic Deployable Antenna (KaPDA) for Interplanetary CubeSat Communications Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Ka Band Parabolic Deployable Antenna (KaPDA) for Interplanetary CubeSat Communications allowing moving up from UHF, S or X to get higher gain for a given diameter.

  18. EXISTENCE AND UNIQUENESS OF WEAK SOLUTIONS FOR A NONLINEAR PARABOLIC EQUATION RELATED TO IMAGE ANALYSIS

    Wang Lihe; Zhou Shulin

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we establish the existence and uniqueness of weak solutions for the initial-boundary value problem of a nonlinear parabolic partial differential equation, which is related to the Malik-Perona model in image analysis.

  19. On the Approximate Controllability of Some Semilinear Parabolic Boundary-Value Problems

    We prove the approximate controllability of several nonlinear parabolic boundary-value problems by means of two different methods: the first one can be called a Cancellation method and the second one uses the Kakutani fixed-point theorem

  20. PreGarside monoids and groups, parabolicity, amalgamation, and FC property

    Godelle, Eddy

    2012-01-01

    We define the notion of preGarside group slightly lightening the definition of Garside group so that all Artin-Tits groups are preGarside groups. This paper intends to give a first basic study on these groups. Firstly, we introduce the notion of parabolic subgroup, we prove that any preGarside group has a (partial) complemented presentation, and we characterize the parbolic subgroups in terms of these presentations. Afterwards we prove that the amalgamated product of two preGarside groups along a common parabolic subgroup is again a preGarside group. This enables us to define the family of preGarside groups of FC type as the smallest family of preGarside groups that contains the Garside groups and that is closed by amalgamation along parabolic subgroups. Finally, we make an algebraic and combinatorial study on FC type preGarside groups and their parabolic subgroups.

  1. Survey of discrete maximum principles for linear elliptic and parabolic problems.

    Brandts, J.H.; Korotov, S.; Krizek, M.

    2004-01-01

    ABSTRACT: We survey techniques for proving discrete maximum principles for finite element approximations of linear elliptic and parabolic problems. Special emphasis is laid on approximations built on tetrahedral meshes.

  2. A position transducer for studying parabolic motion and rolling down a grooved track

    Basta, M.; Di Gennaro, M.; Picciarelli, V.

    1994-09-01

    We describe a computerized system based on a position transducer on-line and discuss its applications in two experiments (parabolic motion and rolling down a grooved track) performed in an introductory physics laboratory course.

  3. LIMIT BEHAVIOUR OF SOLUTIONS TO EQUIVALUED SURFACE BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEM FOR PARABOLIC EQUATIONS

    LI Fengquan

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, we discuss the limit behaviour of solutions to equivalued surface boundary value problem for parabolic equations when the equivalued surface boundary shrinks to a point and the space dimension of the domain is two or more.

  4. LIMIT BEHAVIOUR OF SOLUTIONS TO EQUIVALUED SURFACE BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEM FOR PARABOLIC EQUATIONS

    LiFengquan

    2002-01-01

    In this paper,we discuss the limit behaviour of solutions to equivalued surface boundayr value problem for parabolic equatiopns when the equivalued surface boundary shriks to a point and the space dimension of the domain is two or more.

  5. A parabolic flow toward solutions of the optimal transportation problem on domains with boundary

    Kitagawa, Jun

    2010-01-01

    We consider a parabolic version of the mass transport problem, and show that it converges to a solution of the original mass transport problem under suitable conditions on the cost function, and initial and target domains.

  6. Parabolic antennas, and circular slot arrays, for the generation of Non-Diffracting Beams of Microwaves

    Zamboni-Rached, Michel

    2014-01-01

    We propose in detail Antennas for generating Non-Diffracting Beams of Microwaves, for instance with frequencies of the order of 10 GHz, obtaining fair results even when having recourse to realistic apertures endowed with reasonable diameters. Our first proposal refers mainly to sets of suitable annular slits, having in mind various possible applications, including remote sensing. Our second proposal --which constitutes one of the main aims of this paper-- refers to the alternative, rather simple, use of a Parabolic Reflector, illuminated by a spherical wave source located on the paraboloid axis but slightly displaced with respect to the Focus of the Paraboloid. Such a parabolic reflector yields "extended focus" (non-diffracting) beams. [OCIS codes: 999.9999; 070.7545; 050.1120; 280.0280; 050.1755; 070.0070; 200.0200. Keywords: Non-Diffracting Waves; Microwaves; Remote sensing; Annular Arrays; Bessel beams; Extended focus; Reflecting paraboloids; Parabolic reflectors; Parabolic antennas].

  7. Wind Tunnel Tests of Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors: March 2001--August 2003

    Hosoya, N.; Peterka, J. A.; Gee, R. C.; Kearney, D.

    2008-05-01

    Conducted extensive wind-tunnel tests on parabolic trough solar collectors to determine practical wind loads applicable to structural design for stress and deformation, and local component design for concentrator reflectors.

  8. Existence of the Optimal Control for Stochastic Boundary Control Problems Governed by Semilinear Parabolic Equations

    Weifeng Wang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We study an optimal control problem governed by a semilinear parabolic equation, whose control variable is contained only in the boundary condition. An existence theorem for the optimal control is obtained.

  9. Sound field computations in the Bay of Bengal using parabolic equation method

    Navelkar, G.S.; Somayajulu, Y.K.; Murty, C.S.

    Effect of the cold core eddy in the Bay of Bengal on acoustic propagation was analysed by parabolic equation (PE) method. Source depth, frequency and propagation range considered respectively for the two numerical experiments are 150 m, 400 Hz, 650...

  10. Coupling flexible solar cell with parabolic trough solar-concentrator-prototype design and performance

    Panin, Alexander; Bergquist, Jonathon

    2007-10-01

    Solar cells are still too expensive (5-20/watt) to compete with traditional fossil fuel power generating methods (˜1/watt). Parabolic trough solar concentrator has the advantage of modest concentration ratio (10-100) which is well suited for coupling with solar cell. Thus using small area solar cell placed in the focal line of parabolic trough may be economically viable alternative to flat solar panels. We experiment with flexible solar cell (backed by water cooling pipe) placed in the focus of parabolic trough reflector. Another advantage of parabolic trough concentrator is very relaxed tracking requirement. For example, east-west oriented concentrator (aligned with the ecliptic plane) does not even need any tracking during core 4-6 hours around noon (when maximum illumination is available). The design and the performance of the prototype, as well as possible economical benefits of full scale projects are discussed in the presentation.

  11. Three-dimensional parabolic equation modeling of mesoscale eddy deflection.

    Heaney, Kevin D; Campbell, Richard L

    2016-02-01

    The impact of mesoscale oceanography, including ocean fronts and eddies, on global scale low-frequency acoustics is examined using a fully three-dimensional parabolic equation model. The narrowband acoustic signal, for frequencies from 2 to 16 Hz, is simulated from a seismic event on the Kerguellen Plateau in the South Indian Ocean to an array of receivers south of Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, a distance of 9100 km. The path was chosen for its relevance to seismic detections from the HA10 Ascension Island station of the International Monitoring System, for its lack of bathymetric interaction, and for the dynamic oceanography encountered as the sound passes the Cape of Good Hope. The acoustic field was propagated through two years (1992 and 1993) of the eddy-permitting ocean state estimation ECCO2 (Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II) system. The range of deflection of the back-azimuth was 1.8° with a root-mean-square of 0.34°. The refraction due to mesoscale oceanography could therefore have significant impacts upon localization of distant low-frequency sources, such as seismic or nuclear test events. PMID:26936572

  12. Diffusion phenomenon in the hyperbolic and parabolic regimes

    Sapora, A. [Turin Polytechnical University in Tashkent, 17, Niyazov Str., Sobir Rakhimov district, Tashkent 100095 (Uzbekistan); Department of Structural, Building and Geotechnical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino (Italy); Codegone, M. [Turin Polytechnical University in Tashkent, 17, Niyazov Str., Sobir Rakhimov district, Tashkent 100095 (Uzbekistan); Department of Mathematical Sciences, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino (Italy); Barbero, G., E-mail: giovanni.barbero@polito.it [Turin Polytechnical University in Tashkent, 17, Niyazov Str., Sobir Rakhimov district, Tashkent 100095 (Uzbekistan); Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)

    2013-11-08

    We discuss the diffusion phenomenon in the parabolic and hyperbolic regimes. New effects related to the finite velocity of the diffusion process are predicted, that can partially explain the strange behavior associated to adsorption phenomenon. For sake of simplicity, the analysis is performed by considering a sample in the shape of a slab limited by two perfectly blocking surfaces, in such a manner that the problem is one-dimensional in the space. Two cases are investigated. In the former, the initial distribution of the diffusing particles is assumed of gaussian type, centered around the symmetry surface in the middle of the sample. In the latter, the initial distribution is localized close to the limiting surfaces. In both cases, we show that the evolution toward to the equilibrium distribution is not monotonic. In particular, close to the limiting surfaces the bulk density of diffusing particles present maxima and minima related to the finite velocity of the diffusion process connected to the second order time derivative in the partial differential equation describing the evolution of the bulk density in the sample.

  13. Mechanism of Hydrogen Formation in Solar Parabolic Trough Receivers

    Moens, L.; Blake, D. M.

    2008-03-01

    Solar parabolic trough systems for electricity production are receiving renewed attention, and new solar plants are under construction to help meet the growing demands of the power market in the Western United States. The growing solar trough industry will rely on operating experience it has gained over the last two decades. Recently, researchers found that trough plants that use organic heat transfer fluids (HTF) such as Therminol VP-1 are experiencing significant heat losses in the receiver tubes. The cause has been traced back to the accumulation of excess hydrogen gas in the vacuum annulus that surrounds the steel receiver tube, thus compromising the thermal insulation of the receiver. The hydrogen gas is formed during the thermal decomposition of the organic HTF that circulates inside the receiver loop, and the installation of hydrogen getters inside the annulus has proven to be insufficient for controlling the hydrogen build-up over the lifetime of the receivers. This paper will provide an overview of the chemical literature dealing with the thermal decomposition of diphenyl oxide and biphenyl, the two constituents of Therminol VP-1.

  14. Control concepts for direct steam generation in parabolic troughs

    Valenzuela, Loreto; Zarza, Eduardo [CIEMAT, Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Tabernas (Almeria) (Spain); Berenguel, Manuel [Universidad de Almeria, Dept. de Lenguajes y Computacion, Almeria (Spain); Camacho, Eduardo F. [Universidad de Sevilla, Dept. de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica, Sevilla (Spain)

    2005-02-01

    A new prototype parabolic-trough collector system was erected at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA) (1996-1998) to investigate direct steam generation (DSG) in a solar thermal power plant under real solar conditions. The system has been under evaluation for efficiency, cost, control and other parameters since 1999. The main objective of the control system is to obtain steam at constant temperature and pressure at the solar field outlet, so that changes in inlet water conditions and/or in solar radiation affect the amount of steam, but not its quality or the nominal plant efficiency. This paper presents control schemes designed and tested for two operating modes, 'Recirculation', for which a proportional-integral-derivative (PI/PID) control functions scheme has been implemented, and 'Once-through', requiring more complex control strategies, for which the scheme is based on proportional-integral (PI), feedforward and cascade control. Experimental results of both operation modes are discussed. (Author)

  15. Applied research concerning the direct steam generation in parabolic troughs

    Eck, M.; Eickhoff, M. [German Aerospace Center (DLR), Inst. of Technical Thermodynamics, Stuttgart (Germany); Zarza, E.; Valenzuela, L. [CIEMAT - Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Almeria (Spain); Rheinlaender, J. [Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW), Stuttgart (Germany)

    2003-04-01

    With levelized electricity costs (LEC) of 10-12 USCts/kWh the well-known SEGS (Solar Electric Generating Systems) plants in California are presently the most successful solar technology for electricity generation [Price and Cable (2001) Proc. ASME Int. Solar Energy Conf. Forum 2001]. The SEGS plants apply a two-circuit system, consisting of the collector circuit and the Rankine cycle of the power block. These two-circuits are connected via a heat exchanger. In the case of the Direct Steam Generation (DSG) in the collector field [Zarza et al. (2001) Proc. Solar Forum 2001, Washington], the two-circuit system turns into a single-circuit system, where the collector field is directly coupled to the power block. This renders a lower investment and higher process temperatures resulting in a higher system efficiency. Due to the lower investment and the higher efficiency a reduction of the LEC of 10% is expected when the DSG process is combined with improved components of the solar collectors [Zarza (2002) DISS Phase II Final Report, EU Contract No. JOR3-CT98-0277]. Within the European DISS (Direct Solar Steam) project the feasibility of the direct steam generation has been proven in more than 3700 operation hours. Steam conditions of 100 bar and 400 deg C have been demonstrated. This paper presents the main scientific results of the DISS project that aims at the investigation and demonstration of the DSG process in parabolic troughs under real solar conditions. (Author)

  16. Thermo-electronic solar power conversion with a parabolic concentrator

    Olukunle, Olawole C.; De, Dilip K.

    2016-02-01

    We consider the energy dynamics of the power generation from the sun when the solar energy is concentrated on to the emitter of a thermo-electronic converter with the help of a parabolic mirror. We use the modified Richardson-Dushman equation. The emitter cross section is assumed to be exactly equal to the focused area at a height h from the base of the mirror to prevent loss of efficiency. We report the variation of output power with solar insolation, height h, reflectivity of the mirror, and anode temperature, initially assuming that there is no space charge effect. Our methodology allows us to predict the temperature at which the anode must be cooled in order to prevent loss of efficiency of power conversion. Novel ways of tackling the space charge problem have been discussed. The space charge effect is modeled through the introduction of a parameter f (0 electron emission equation. We find that the efficiency of the power conversion depends on solar insolation, height h, apart from radii R of the concentrator aperture and emitter, and the collector material properties. We have also considered solar thermos electronic power conversion by using single atom-layer graphene as an emitter.

  17. Slope Error Measurement Tool for Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors: Preprint

    Stynes, J. K.; Ihas, B.

    2012-04-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed an optical measurement tool for parabolic solar collectors that measures the combined errors due to absorber misalignment and reflector slope error. The combined absorber alignment and reflector slope errors are measured using a digital camera to photograph the reflected image of the absorber in the collector. Previous work using the image of the reflection of the absorber finds the reflector slope errors from the reflection of the absorber and an independent measurement of the absorber location. The accuracy of the reflector slope error measurement is thus dependent on the accuracy of the absorber location measurement. By measuring the combined reflector-absorber errors, the uncertainty in the absorber location measurement is eliminated. The related performance merit, the intercept factor, depends on the combined effects of the absorber alignment and reflector slope errors. Measuring the combined effect provides a simpler measurement and a more accurate input to the intercept factor estimate. The minimal equipment and setup required for this measurement technique make it ideal for field measurements.

  18. Development of a Small Modular Parabolic trough Collector

    Hoffschmidt, B.; Schwarzer, K.; Spate, F.; Kotter, J.; Ebert, M.; Sierck, O.

    2006-07-01

    A small parabolic trough collector is developed with the purpose to achieve a high efficiency at temperatures up to 300 degree Celsius. The collector has an aperture area of 1 m width and 2 m length. Therefore it can be used very easily for roof installations. Tests at the collector test stand of the Solar-Institut Juelich show good results up to 100 degree celsius. The power is about 1 kW. The collector's efficiency is above 50%. Stagnation experiments have shown temperatures around 590 degree celsius at a direct radiation of 730 W/square meters and 7 degree Celsius ambient temperature. The collector consists of a form giving rib construction of stainless steel covered with an aluminum reflector with a reflection coefficient of 95%. A standard vacuum tube (Sidney-principle) 200 cm long is used as absorber. Anti Reflex Glass with a solar transmission of more than 95% is used as cover. The tracking system is consisting of a stepper motor, transmission, sun sensor and electronic steering. (Author)

  19. Friction of spheres on a rotating parabolic support

    Soulier, Alexis

    2014-01-01

    This article illustrates the role of friction on the motion of a rolling sphere on pedagogical example. We use a parabolic support rotating around it axis to study the static equilibrium positions of a single sphere. Due to the particular choice of the shape of support, some easy analytical calculations allow theoretical predictions. (i) In the frictionless case, there is an eigen frequency of rotation where the gravity balances the centrifugal force. All positions on the parabola are therefore in static equilibrium. At others rates of rotation, the sphere can go to the center or escape to infinity. It depends only on the sign of the detuning with the eigenfrequency. (ii) In contrast, we show that the static friction imposes a range of equilibrium positions at all rotating rates. These predictions can be compared to the maximum equilibrium radius measured on the experimental device. A reasonable estimate of the static friction between the support and spheres made of different materials can be extracted from t...

  20. Improved algorithm for solving nonlinear parabolized stability equations

    Zhao, Lei; Zhang, Cun-bo; Liu, Jian-xin; Luo, Ji-sheng

    2016-08-01

    Due to its high computational efficiency and ability to consider nonparallel and nonlinear effects, nonlinear parabolized stability equations (NPSE) approach has been widely used to study the stability and transition mechanisms. However, it often diverges in hypersonic boundary layers when the amplitude of disturbance reaches a certain level. In this study, an improved algorithm for solving NPSE is developed. In this algorithm, the mean flow distortion is included into the linear operator instead of into the nonlinear forcing terms in NPSE. An under-relaxation factor for computing the nonlinear terms is introduced during the iteration process to guarantee the robustness of the algorithm. Two case studies, the nonlinear development of stationary crossflow vortices and the fundamental resonance of the second mode disturbance in hypersonic boundary layers, are presented to validate the proposed algorithm for NPSE. Results from direct numerical simulation (DNS) are regarded as the baseline for comparison. Good agreement can be found between the proposed algorithm and DNS, which indicates the great potential of the proposed method on studying the crossflow and streamwise instability in hypersonic boundary layers. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11332007 and 11402167).

  1. Interactions of the human cardiopulmonary, hormonal and body fluid systems in parabolic flight

    Limper, U.; Gauger, P.; Beck, P.; Krainski, F; May, F.; Beck, L. E. J.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose Commercial parabolic flights accessible to customers with a wide range of health states will become more prevalent in the near future because of a growing private space flight sector. However, parabolic flights present the passengers’ cardiovascular system with a combination of stressors, including a moderately hypobaric hypoxic ambient environment (HH) and repeated gravity transitions (GT). Thus, the aim of this study was to identify unique and combined effects of HH and GT on the hu...

  2. Iterative Methods for Solving Nonlinear Parabolic Problem in Pension Saving Management

    Koleva, M. N.

    2011-11-01

    In this work we consider a nonlinear parabolic equation, obtained from Riccati like transformation of the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, arising in pension saving management. We discuss two numerical iterative methods for solving the model problem—fully implicit Picard method and mixed Picard-Newton method, which preserves the parabolic characteristics of the differential problem. Numerical experiments for comparison the accuracy and effectiveness of the algorithms are discussed. Finally, observations are given.

  3. Classification of invariant differential operators for non-compact Lie algebras via parabolic relations

    In the present paper we review the progress of the project of classification and construction of invariant differential operators for non-compact semisimple Lie groups. Our starting points is the class of algebras, which we called earlier 'conformal Lie algebras' (CLA), which have very similar properties to the conformal algebras of Minkowski space-time, though our aim is to go beyond this class in a natural way. For this we introduced recently the new notion of parabolic relation between two non-compact semisimple Lie algebras G and G' that have the same complexification and possess maximal parabolic subalgebras with the same complexification. Thus, we consider the exceptional algebra E7(7) which is parabolically related to the CLA E7(−25). Other interesting examples are the orthogonal algebras so(p, q) all of which are parabolically related to the conformal algebra so(n, 2) with p + q = n + 2, the parabolic subalgebras including the Lorentz subalgebra so(n − 1,1) and its analogs so(p − 1, q − 1). Further we consider the algebras sl(2n, R) and for n = 2k the algebras su* (4k) which are parabolically related to the CLA su(n,n). Further we consider the algebras sp(r,r) which are parabolically related to the CLA sp(2r, R). We consider also E6(6) and E6(2) which are parabolically related to the hermitian symmetric case E6(-14).

  4. A finite difference method for nonlinear parabolic-elliptic systems of second order partial differential equations

    Marian Malec; Lucjan Sapa

    2007-01-01

    This paper deals with a finite difference method for a wide class of weakly coupled nonlinear second-order partial differential systems with initial condition and weakly coupled nonlinear implicit boundary conditions. One part of each system is of the parabolic type (degenerated parabolic equations) and the other of the elliptic type (equations with a parameter) in a cube in \\(\\mathbf{R}^{1+n}\\). A suitable finite difference scheme is constructed. It is proved that the scheme has a unique sol...

  5. A Probabilistic Scheme for Fully Nonlinear Nonlocal Parabolic PDEs with singular L\\'evy measures

    Fahim, Arash

    2010-01-01

    We introduce a Monte Carlo scheme for fully nonlinear parabolic nonlocal PDE's whose nonlinearity in of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman-Isaacs (HJBI for short). We avoid the difficulties of infinite L\\'evy measure by truncation of the L\\'evy integral. The first result provides the convergence of the scheme for general parabolic nonlinearities. The second result provides bounds on the rate of convergence for concave (or equivalently convex) nonlinearities. For both results, it is crucial to choose tru...

  6. What happens to the human heart in space? - Parabolic flights provide some answers

    Aubert, André E.; Beckers, Frank; Verheyden, Bart; Plester, Vladimir

    2004-08-01

    Aircraft parabolic flights provide up to 20 seconds of reduced gravity repeatedly during ballistic flight manoeuvres. They are used to conduct short microgravity investigations in the physical- and life-sciences, to test instrumentation and to train astronauts for forthcoming space flights. The real value of parabolic flights lies, however, in the verification tests that can be conducted prior to taking experiments into space, in order to improve their quality and success rate.

  7. Pulse retiming based on XPM using parabolic pulses formed in a fiber Bragg grating

    Parmigiani, F.; Petropoulos, P.; Ibsen, M.; Richardson, D.J.

    2006-01-01

    We experimentally demonstrate a novel all-optical all-fiberized pulse retiming scheme incorporating parabolic pulses generated in a linear fashion through pulse shaping in a superstructured fiber Bragg grating. The scheme relies on chirping the signal to be retimed using cross-phase modulation with the broader parabolic clock pulses, and subsequently retiming it through linear propagation in a dispersive medium. We demonstrate the cancellation of up to 4-ps root-mean-square timing jitter for ...

  8. Invariant differential operators for non-compact lie groups: parabolic subalgebras

    In the present paper we start the systematic explicit construction of invariant differential operators by giving explicit description of one of the main ingredients - the cuspidal parabolic subalgebras. We explicate also the maximal parabolic subalgebras, since these are also important even when they are not cuspidal. Our approach is easily generalised to the supersymmetric and quantum group settings and is necessary for applications to string theory and integrable models. (author)

  9. Efficient parabolic evaluation of coupling terms in hybrid quantum/classical simulations

    Bastida, Adolfo, E-mail: bastida@um.es [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de Murcia, 30100 Murcia (Spain); Soler, Miguel Angel; Zuniga, Jose; Requena, Alberto [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de Murcia, 30100 Murcia (Spain); Miguel, Beatriz [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica y Ambiental, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, 30203 Cartagena (Spain)

    2009-03-30

    A parabolic interpolation function of time is proposed to evaluate the non-adiabatic coupling matrix elements and the adiabatic energies at intermediate times within the classical time integration interval in hybrid quantum/classical simulations. The accuracy and the computational efficiency of this parabolic approximation are illustrated by carrying out a numerical application to the well-studied vibrational relaxation of I{sub 2} in liquid xenon.

  10. Aerial projection of three-dimensional motion pictures by electro-holography and parabolic mirrors

    Takashi Kakue; Takashi Nishitsuji; Tetsuya Kawashima; Keisuke Suzuki; Tomoyoshi Shimobaba; Tomoyoshi Ito

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate an aerial projection system for reconstructing 3D motion pictures based on holography. The system consists of an optical source, a spatial light modulator corresponding to a display and two parabolic mirrors. The spatial light modulator displays holograms calculated by computer and can reconstruct holographic motion pictures near the surface of the modulator. The two parabolic mirrors can project floating 3D images of the motion pictures formed by the spatial light modulator wi...

  11. Stimulated Raman scattering effect on femtosecond pulse generation using a parabolic amplification and a pulse compressor

    Soh, Daniel B.S.; Grudinin, A.B.; Nilsson, J.; Y. Jeong; Yoo, S.; Kim, J.; Codemard, C.; Dupriez, P.

    2005-01-01

    An explicit analytical form for the Stokes pulse evolution in parabolic amplification is derived for the first time. In order to achieve efficient pulse compression, the parabolic amplifiers should be operated in the small Stokes pulse regime where the signal pulse is not seriously deteriorated. An analytical expression to obtain the critical fibre length for small Stokes pulse regime is also derived. The pulse compression of the output signal at various fiber lengths also confirms that ...

  12. Stability of the Shallow Axisymmetric Parabolic-Conic Bimetallic Shell by Nonlinear Theory

    M. Jakomin; F. Kosel

    2011-01-01

    In this contribution, we discuss the stress, deformation, and snap-through conditions of thin, axi-symmetric, shallow bimetallic shells of so-called parabolic-conic and plate-parabolic type shells loaded by thermal loading. According to the theory of the third order that takes into account the balance of forces on a deformed body, we present a model with a mathematical description of the system geometry, displacements, stress, and thermoelastic deformations. The equations are based on the lar...

  13. Invariant Differential Operators for Non-Compact Lie Algebras Parabolically Related to Conformal Lie Algebras

    Dobrev, V K

    2013-01-01

    In the present paper we continue the project of systematic construction of invariant differential operators for non-compact semisimple Lie groups. Our starting points is the class of algebras, which we call 'conformal Lie algebras' (CLA), which have very similar properties to the conformal algebras of Minkowski space-time, though our aim is to go beyond this class in a natural way. For this we introduce the new notion of {\\it parabolic relation} between two non-compact semisimple Lie algebras g and g' that have the same complexification and possess maximal parabolic subalgebras with the same complexification. Thus, we consider the exceptional algebra E_{7(7)} which is parabolically related to the CLA E_{7(-25)}, the parabolic subalgebras including E_{6(6)} and E_{6(-6)} . Other interesting examples are the orthogonal algebras so(p,q) all of which are parabolically related to the conformal algebra so(n,2) with p+q=n+2, the parabolic subalgebras including the Lorentz subalgebra so(n-1,1) and its analogs so(p-1,...

  14. Parabolic Anderson Model in a Dynamic Random Environment: Random Conductances

    Erhard, D.; den Hollander, F.; Maillard, G.

    2016-06-01

    The parabolic Anderson model is defined as the partial differential equation ∂ u( x, t)/ ∂ t = κ Δ u( x, t) + ξ( x, t) u( x, t), x ∈ ℤ d , t ≥ 0, where κ ∈ [0, ∞) is the diffusion constant, Δ is the discrete Laplacian, and ξ is a dynamic random environment that drives the equation. The initial condition u( x, 0) = u 0( x), x ∈ ℤ d , is typically taken to be non-negative and bounded. The solution of the parabolic Anderson equation describes the evolution of a field of particles performing independent simple random walks with binary branching: particles jump at rate 2 d κ, split into two at rate ξ ∨ 0, and die at rate (- ξ) ∨ 0. In earlier work we looked at the Lyapunov exponents λ p(κ ) = limlimits _{tto ∞} 1/t log {E} ([u(0,t)]p)^{1/p}, quad p in {N} , qquad λ 0(κ ) = limlimits _{tto ∞} 1/2 log u(0,t). For the former we derived quantitative results on the κ-dependence for four choices of ξ : space-time white noise, independent simple random walks, the exclusion process and the voter model. For the latter we obtained qualitative results under certain space-time mixing conditions on ξ. In the present paper we investigate what happens when κΔ is replaced by Δ𝓚, where 𝓚 = {𝓚( x, y) : x, y ∈ ℤ d , x ˜ y} is a collection of random conductances between neighbouring sites replacing the constant conductances κ in the homogeneous model. We show that the associated annealed Lyapunov exponents λ p (𝓚), p ∈ ℕ, are given by the formula λ p({K} ) = {sup} {λ p(κ ) : κ in {Supp} ({K} )}, where, for a fixed realisation of 𝓚, Supp(𝓚) is the set of values taken by the 𝓚-field. We also show that for the associated quenched Lyapunov exponent λ 0(𝓚) this formula only provides a lower bound, and we conjecture that an upper bound holds when Supp(𝓚) is replaced by its convex hull. Our proof is valid for three classes of reversible ξ, and for all 𝓚

  15. Efficient femtosecond pulse generation using a parabolic amplifier combined with a pulse compressor. I. Stimulated Raman scattering effects

    Soh, D.B.S.; Nilsson, J.; Grudinin, A.B.

    2006-01-01

    The effects of stimulated Raman scattering on femtosecond pulse generation using a parabolic amplifier and a grating pair compressor are presented. We derive an explicit analytical form for the Stokes pulse evolution. We find that the evolution of the Stokes pulse can be divided into four regimes; small Gaussian Stokes pulse, small asymmetric Stokes pulse, signal depletion, and parabolic Raman pulse. In order to achieve efficient pulse compression, the parabolic amplifier should be operated i...

  16. Bound States and the Third Harmonic Generation in an Electric Field Biased Semi-parabolic Quantum Well

    ZHANGLi; XIEHong-Jing

    2003-01-01

    Within the framework of the compact density matrix approach, the third-harmonic generation (THG) in an electric-field-biased semi-parabolic quantum well (QW) has been deduced and investigated. Via variant of displacement harmonic oscillation, the exact electronic states in the semi-parabolic QW with an applied electric field have also been obtained and discussed. Numerical results on typical GaAs material reveal that, electric fields and confined potential frequency of semi-parabolic QW have obvious influences on the energy levels of electronic states and the THG in the semi-parabolic QW systems.

  17. Viability analysis of solar parabolic dish stand-alone power plant for Indian conditions

    Highlights: ► Viability analysis of solar parabolic dish based power plant. ► Field analysis of solar parabolic dish power plant. ► Techno-economic feasibility studies of 5 MW solar parabolic dish power plant. -- Abstract: The solar parabolic dish collector is one of the most efficient energy conversion technologies among the concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. The design and implementation of solar parabolic dish power plants will result in sustainable energy generation. In this article, techno-economic feasibility analysis of a 5 MWe solar parabolic dish collector field is carried out for entire India covering 58 locations. The solar parabolic dish power plant configuration is investigated based on various parameters such as the spacing between dish collectors, land area required, percentage of the shadow and energy yield. The shadow profile around the dish throughout the year at various latitudes (8–35°N) for various plant-operating hours is determined. In-line arrangement of the solar dish collector arrays is found to be a better choice in terms of the minimum land area required for setting up the power plant. The generalized correlations are developed for both east–west and north–south spacing distances as the function of latitude and plant operating hours. It is found that the configuration corresponding to the plant operating from 1 h after sunrise to 1 h before sunset with spacing distance in east–west direction equal to the shadow length after 2 h sunrise and in north–south direction equal to shadow length at noon for winter solstice gives the highest energy output with optimum land use. The minimum and maximum average annual power generation at Panaji and Tiruchirapalli are 7.25 GW h, and 12.68 GW h respectively. The minimum levelised electricity cost (LEC) for a stand-alone solar parabolic dish power plant with the clean development mechanism (CDM) is found to be INR 9.83 ($ 0.197, 1$ = INR 50) at Indore with payback period of 10

  18. Classification of Invariant Differential Operators for Non-Compact Lie Algebras via Parabolic Relations

    Dobrev, V K

    2013-01-01

    In the present paper we review the progress of the project of classification and construction of invariant differential operators for non-compact semisimple Lie groups. Our starting points is the class of algebras, which we called earlier 'conformal Lie algebras' (CLA), which have very similar properties to the conformal algebras of Minkowski space-time, though our aim is to go beyond this class in a natural way. For this we introduced recently the new notion of {\\it parabolic relation} between two non-compact semisimple Lie algebras $\\cal G$ and $\\cal G'$ that have the same complexification and possess maximal parabolic subalgebras with the same complexification. Thus, we consider the exceptional algebra $E_{7(7)}$ which is parabolically related to the CLA $E_{7(-25)}$. Other interesting examples are the orthogonal algebras $so(p,q)$ all of which are parabolically related to the conformal algebra $so(n,2)$ with $p+q=n+2$, the parabolic subalgebras including the Lorentz subalgebra $so(n-1,1)$ and its analogs ...

  19. Parametric Study of Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna (CDRA Feeder with Symmetric Parabolic Reflector

    S.M. Ali

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study a parabolic reflector antenna is designed and fabricated for IEEE 802.11a WLAN application. Initially, a single element circular tuning slot coupled Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna (CDRA feeder is designed and fabricated for a symmetric parabolic reflector. Subsequently, the designed feeder is integrated at the focal point of the parabolic reflector to provide unidirectional radiation pattern with improved gain and sidelobe levels. The measured fractional impedance bandwidth achieved for the proposed antenna is 1.8% for S11<-10 dB from 5.32 to 5.52 GHz. A radiation pattern with broadside radiation and low back radiation has been obtained. A good measurement gain of approximately 13 dB is achieved over the bandwidth by placing CDRA feeder at the focal point of the parabolic reflector. In addition, a comprehensive parametric study has been conducted to realize the effect of slot size and position on the resonance frequency of the designed feeder. Furthermore, a parametric study of various reflector parameters has also been performed to study the effect of size, depth and focal point of the parabolic reflector on gain of the antenna. Important design factors have been identified from the parametric study of the antenna. The experimental and measured results show that the designed antenna is suitable for IEEE WLAN 802.11a wireless application.

  20. Design and thermal performances of Semi-Parabolic Linear Fresnel Reflector solar concentration collector

    Highlights: • Present a new Semi-Parabolic Linear Fresnel Reflector (SPLFR) solar concentrator. • The SPLFR has the same concentrating efficiency as that of parabolic trough concentrator, but lower manufacture costs. • The SPLFR concentrator has no shading and blocking related to LFR concentrator. • The radiation distribution along the circumference of absorber pipe cross section is an M shape by SPLFR. • There are two convection eddies at each side of absorber pipe which enhance the heat transfer. - Abstract: A Semi-Parabolic Linear Fresnel Reflector (SPLFR) solar concentrator is proposed in this paper. The SPLFR is formed by linear plate mirrors whose edges located at a parabolic line. The ray trace simulation results show the SPLFR has the same concentrating efficiency as that of the parabolic trough concentrator (PTC), but lower manufacture cost. The SPLFR concentrator has higher ground utilization ratio compared with that of Linear Fresnel Reflector (LFR) concentrator because it has no shading and blocking shortcomings. The SPLFR concentrated radiation distribution along the circumference of absorber pipe cross section is investigated and compared with that of LFR concentrator. The thermal performance of linear evacuated absorber for the SPLFR is simulated numerically as well. The nonuniform radiation distribution induces two convection eddies at each side of absorber pipe which enhances the heat transfer from the wall of absorber to the working fluid