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  1. Bent Lorentzen

    Bonde, Lars Ole

    Komplet fortegnelse over Bent Lorentzens værker med og uden opusnumre, med diskografi og bibliografi.......Komplet fortegnelse over Bent Lorentzens værker med og uden opusnumre, med diskografi og bibliografi....

  2. Cascaded Construction of Semi-Bent and Bent Functions

    WANG Jian-peng; WU Xiao-xiong; YU Xin-hua

    2009-01-01

    Based on the theory of quadratic forms over finite fields,a new construction of semi-bent and bent functions is presented.The proposed construction has a cascaded characteristic.Some previously known constructions of semi-bent and bent functions are special cases of the new construction.

  3. Construction of bent functions from near-bent functions

    Leander, Gregor; McGuire, G.

    2009-01-01

    We give a construction of bent functions in dimension 2m from near-bent functions in dimension 2m - 1. in particular, we give the first ever examples of non-weakly-normal bent functions in dimensions 10 and 12, which demonstrates the significance of our construction.......We give a construction of bent functions in dimension 2m from near-bent functions in dimension 2m - 1. in particular, we give the first ever examples of non-weakly-normal bent functions in dimensions 10 and 12, which demonstrates the significance of our construction....

  4. Bent Lorentzen Værkfortegnelse

    Bonde, Lars Ole

    2012-01-01

    Samlet, annoteret oversigt over komponisten Bent Lorentzens værker, med og uden opusnumre, udgivne og ikke udgivne. Relaterer sig til Bent Lorentzen-samlingen på Det Kongelige Bibliotek.......Samlet, annoteret oversigt over komponisten Bent Lorentzens værker, med og uden opusnumre, udgivne og ikke udgivne. Relaterer sig til Bent Lorentzen-samlingen på Det Kongelige Bibliotek....

  5. Some Properties of Bent Functions

    Ying Zhao

    2007-01-01

    First, this paper discusses and sums up some properties of a pair of functions p(x), q(x) that makes (y + 1)p(x) + yq(x) into a bent function. Then it discusses the properties of bent functions. Also, the upper and lower bounds of the number of bent functions on GF(2)2k are discussed.

  6. Robust bent line regression

    Zhang, Feipeng; Li, Qunhua

    2016-01-01

    We introduce a rank-based bent linear regression with an unknown change point. Using a linear reparameterization technique, we propose a rank-based estimate that can make simultaneous inference on all model parameters, including the location of the change point, in a computationally efficient manner. We also develop a score-like test for the existence of a change point, based on a weighted CUSUM process. This test only requires fitting the model under the null hypothesis in absence of a chang...

  7. Åbent Landbrug

    Hansen, Søren Tobberup

    2012-01-01

    Foulum og KFC åbner dørene til forskning i heste, økologiske husdyr og højteknologi. Forskningscentret i Foulum fremviser forskning med særlig fokus på heste og økologiske husdyr i forbindelse med det landsdækkende Åbent Landbrug-arrangement den 16. september. Kvægbrugets Forsøgscenter (KFC), der er nabo til AU Foulum, viser udviklingen inden for højteknologisk kvægbrug.

  8. On bent and semi-bent quadratic Boolean functions

    Charpin, P.; Pasalic, Enes; Tavernier, C.

    2005-01-01

    correlation and high nonlinearity. We say that such a sequence is generated by a semi-bent function. Some new families of such function, represented by f(x) = Sigma(i=1)(n-1/2) c(i)Tr(x(2t+1)), n odd and c(i) is an element of F-2, have recently (2002) been introduced by Khoo et al. We first generalize their...... results to even n. We further investigate the conditions on the choice of ci for explicit definitions of new infinite families having three and four trace terms. Also, a class of nonpermutation polynomials whose composition with a quadratic function yields again a quadratic semi-bent function is specified....... The treatment of semi-bent functions is then presented in a much wider framework. We show how bent and semi-bent functions are interlinked, that is, the concatenation of two suitably chosen semi-bent functions will yield a bent function and vice versa. Finally, this approach is generalized so that the...

  9. A new construction of bent functions based on Z-bent functions

    Gangopadhyay, Sugata; Joshi, Anand; Leander, Gregor;

    2013-01-01

    Dobbertin has embedded the problem of construction of bent functions in a recursive framework by using a generalization of bent functions called -bent functions. Following his ideas, we generalize the construction of partial spreads bent functions to partial spreads -bent functions of arbitrary l...

  10. Relationship between Multi-Output Partially Bent Functions and Multi-Output Bent Functions

    ZHAO Yaqun; JU Guizhi; WANG Jue

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, the definition of multi-output partially Bent functions is presented and some properties are discussed. Then the relationship between multi-output partially Bent functions and multi-output Bent functions is given in Theorem 4, which includes Walsh spectrum expression and function expression. This shows that multi-output partially Bent functions and multi-output Bent functions can define each other in principle. So we obtain the general method to construct multi-output partially Bent functions from multi-output Bent functions.

  11. Construction of generalized binary Bent sequences

    KE Pin-hui; CHANG Zu-ling; WEN Qiao-yan

    2006-01-01

    Bent functions in trace forms play an important role in the constructions of generalized binary Bent sequences.Trace representation of some degree two Bent functions are presented in this paper.A sufficient and necessary condition is derived to determine whether the sum of the combinations of Gold functions,tr1n(x2'+1),1≤I≤n-1,over finite fields F2n (n be even) in addition to another term tr1n/2(x2n/2+1) is a Bent function.Similar to the result presented by Khoo et al.,the condition can be verified by polynominal greatest common divisor (GCD) computation.A similar result also holds in the case Fpn (n be even,p be odd prime).Using the constructed Bent functions and Niho type Bent functions given by Dobbertin et al.,many new generalized binary Bent sequences are obtained.

  12. Ion implantation for manufacturing bent and periodically bent crystals

    Ion implantation is proposed to produce self-standing bent monocrystals. A Si sample 0.2 mm thick was bent to a radius of curvature of 10.5 m. The sample curvature was characterized by interferometric measurements; the crystalline quality of the bulk was tested by X-ray diffraction in transmission geometry through synchrotron light at ESRF (Grenoble, France). Dislocations induced by ion implantation affect only a very superficial layer of the sample, namely, the damaged region is confined in a layer 1 μm thick. Finally, an elective application of a deformed crystal through ion implantation is here proposed, i.e., the realization of a crystalline undulator to produce X-ray beams

  13. Ion implantation for manufacturing bent and periodically bent crystals

    Bellucci, Valerio; Camattari, Riccardo; Guidi, Vincenzo, E-mail: guidi@fe.infn.it; Mazzolari, Andrea; Paternò, Gianfranco [Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1/c, 44122 Ferrara, Italy and INFN, Section of Ferrara (Italy); Mattei, Giovanni, E-mail: giovanni.mattei@unipd.it; Scian, Carlo [Department of Physics and Astronomy Galileo Galilei, University of Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); Lanzoni, Luca [Dipertimento di Economia e Tecnologia, Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, Salita alla Rocca, 44, 47890 San Marino Città (San Marino)

    2015-08-10

    Ion implantation is proposed to produce self-standing bent monocrystals. A Si sample 0.2 mm thick was bent to a radius of curvature of 10.5 m. The sample curvature was characterized by interferometric measurements; the crystalline quality of the bulk was tested by X-ray diffraction in transmission geometry through synchrotron light at ESRF (Grenoble, France). Dislocations induced by ion implantation affect only a very superficial layer of the sample, namely, the damaged region is confined in a layer 1 μm thick. Finally, an elective application of a deformed crystal through ion implantation is here proposed, i.e., the realization of a crystalline undulator to produce X-ray beams.

  14. Bent functions results and applications to cryptography

    Tokareva, Natalia

    2015-01-01

    Bent Functions: Results and Applications to Cryptography offers a unique survey of the objects of discrete mathematics known as Boolean bent functions. As these maximal, nonlinear Boolean functions and their generalizations have many theoretical and practical applications in combinatorics, coding theory, and cryptography, the text provides a detailed survey of their main results, presenting a systematic overview of their generalizations and applications, and considering open problems in classification and systematization of bent functions. The text is appropriate for novices and advanced

  15. Bent Electro-Absorption Modulator

    2002-01-01

    The present invention relates to a method and a device for modulating optical signals based on modulating bending losses in bend, quantum well semiconductor waveguide sections. The complex refractive index of the optical active semiconducting components of the waveguide section is modulated by...... applying a variable electric or electronmagnetic field. The modulation of the complex refractive index results in a modulation of the refractive index contrast and the absorption coefficient for the waveguide at the frequency of the light. By carefully adjusting the composition of the semiconducting...... components and the applied electric field in relation to the frequency of the modulated radiation, the bending losses (and possibly coupling losses) will provide extinction of light guided by the bent waveguide section. The refractive index contract may be modulated while keeping the absorption coefficient...

  16. Bent's Old Fort: Amphibians and Reptiles

    Muths, E.

    2008-01-01

    Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site sits along the Arkansas River in the semi-desert prairie of southeastern Colorado. The USGS provided assistance in designing surveys to assess the variety of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) resident at this site. This brochure is the results of those efforts and provides visitors with information on what frogs, toads, snakes and salamanders might be seen and heard at Bent's Old Fort.

  17. Bent Lorentzen - Komponistportræt

    Bonde, Lars Ole

    2013-01-01

    Portræt af komponisten Bent Lorentzen - til Dansk Komponistforenings Database over danske komponister. Portrættet er opdelt i: Fakta - Liv - Musik - Omtale af udvalgte kompositioner - Diskografi - Litteratur - Værkliste......Portræt af komponisten Bent Lorentzen - til Dansk Komponistforenings Database over danske komponister. Portrættet er opdelt i: Fakta - Liv - Musik - Omtale af udvalgte kompositioner - Diskografi - Litteratur - Værkliste...

  18. The ranks of Maiorana-McFarland bent functions

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, the ranks of a special family of Maiorana-McFarland bent functions are discussed. The upper and lower bounds of the ranks are given and those bent functions whose ranks achieve these bounds are determined. As a consequence, the inequivalence of some bent functions are derived. Furthermore, the ranks of the functions of this family are calculated when t 6.

  19. Imaging with Spherically Bent Crystals or Reflectors

    This paper consists of two parts: Part I describes the working principle of a recently developed x-ray imaging crystal spectrometer, where the astigmatism of spherically bent crystals is being used with advantage to record spatially resolved spectra of highly charged ions for Doppler measurements of the ion-temperature and toroidal plasmarotation- velocity profiles in tokamak plasmas. This type of spectrometer was thoroughly tested on NSTX and Alcator C-Mod, and its concept was recently adopted for the design of the ITER crystal spectrometers. Part II describes imaging schemes, where the astigmatism has been eliminated by the use of matched pairs of spherically bent crystals or reflectors. These imaging schemes are applicable over a wide range of the electromagnetic radiation, which includes microwaves, visible light, EUV radiation, and x-rays. Potential applications with EUV radiation and x-rays are the diagnosis of laserproduced plasmas, imaging of biological samples with synchrotron radiation, and lithography.

  20. Twin bent functions and Clifford algebras

    Leopardi, Paul C.

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines a pair of bent functions on $\\mathbb{Z}_2^{2m}$ and their relationship to a necessary condition for the existence of an automorphism of an edge-coloured graph whose colours are defined by the properties of a canonical basis for the real representation of the Clifford algebra $\\mathbb{R}_{m,m}.$ Some other necessary conditions are also briefly examined.

  1. bent-negabent 函数的构造%Constructions of bent-negabent Boolean functions

    卓泽朋; 崇金凤; 魏仕民

    2015-01-01

    给出了一种新的 negabent 函数的构造,基于此构造和已有的 bent 函数的构造,得到了一种 bent-negabent 函数的构造;分析了一类由4个函数级联所得函数的性质,给出了这类函数为 negabent 函数的必要条件;给出了bent-negabent 函数的一种直和构造。%A new method to construct negabent function was provided.Based on it,a construction of bent-negabent function was obtained.And then,the special Boolean function by concatenation was investigated.A necessary condi-tions for this Boolean function to be a negabent function was presented.Finally,the direct sum construction of bent-negabent function is given.

  2.   Bente Boa, Torm, Denmark

    Wagtmann, Maria Anne

    2009-01-01

    At the beginning of July 2009, Maria Anne Wagtmann (Associate Professor, PhD, University of Southern Denmark) had the opportunity to interview Ms Bente Boa, a senior marine HR manager in the Danish ship owning firm TORM A/S' ( http://www.torm.com/ ). Bente Boa is also chairwoman of the "The Sea...

  3. The relative cost of bent-hip bent-knee walking is reduced in water.

    Kuliukas, Algis V; Milne, Nick; Fournier, Paul

    2009-01-01

    The debate about how early hominids walked may be characterised as two competing hypotheses: They moved with a fully upright (FU) gait, like modern humans, or with a bent-hip, bent-knee (BK) gait, like apes. Both have assumed that this bipedalism was almost exclusively on land, in trees or a combination of the two. Recent findings favoured the FU hypothesis by showing that the BK gait is 50-60% more energetically costly than a FU human gait on land. We confirm these findings but show that in water this cost differential is markedly reduced, especially in deeper water, at slower speeds and with greater knee flexion. These data suggest that the controversy about australopithecine locomotion may be eased if it is assumed that wading was a component of their locomotor repertoire and supports the idea that shallow water might have been an environment favourable to the evolution of early forms of "non-optimal" hominid bipedalism. PMID:19853850

  4. Characterization of bent crystals for Laue lenses

    Liccardo, V; Frontera, F; Valsan, V

    2012-01-01

    In the context of the LAUE project devoted to build a long focal-length focusing optics for soft $\\gamma$-ray astronomy (80 - 600 keV), we present the results of reflectivity measurements of bent crystals in different configurations, obtained by bending perfect or mosaic flat crystals. We also compare these results with those obtained using flat crystals. The measurements were performed using the K$\\alpha$ line of the Tungsten anode of the X-ray tube used in the LARIX facility of the University of Ferrara. These results are finalized to select the best materials and to optimize the thickness of the crystal tiles that will be used for building a Laue lens petal which is a part of an entire Laue lens, with 20 m focal length and 100-300 keV passband. The final goal of the LAUE project is overcome, by at least 2 orders of magnitude, the sensitivity limits of the current generation of $\\gamma$-ray telescopes, and to improve the current $\\gamma$-ray imaging capability.

  5. Channeling and radiation in periodically bent crystals

    Korol, Andrey V; Greiner, Walter

    2014-01-01

    The development of coherent radiation sources for sub-angstrom wavelengths - i.e. in the hard X-ray and gamma-ray range -  is a challenging goal of modern physics. The availability of such sources will have many applications in basic science, technology and medicine, and, in particular, they may have a revolutionary impact on nuclear and solid state physics, as well as on the life sciences. The present state-of-the-art lasers are capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation from the infrared to the ultraviolet, while free electron lasers (X-FELs) are now entering the soft X-ray region. Moving further, i.e. into the hard X and/or gamma ray band, however, is not possible without new approaches and technologies.   In this book we introduce and discuss one such novel approach -the radiation formed in a Crystalline Undulator - whereby electromagnetic radiation is generated by a bunch of ultra-relativistic particles channeling through a periodically bent crystalline structure. Under certain conditions, such a d...

  6. Efficient thermophotovoltaic solar cells on bent substrates

    Shmavonyan, Gagik; Zadoyan, Ovsanna

    2013-04-01

    Thermophotovoltaic devices show promise as a method of reclaiming waste industrial heat and may provide a competitive and quiet low output heat conversion power supply for remote rural areas. GaSb based devices are well matched to a 1500-2000^oC blackbody emission temperature as well as to the solar spectrum when paired with GaAs. The growth of GaSb on GaAs proceeds via the Stranski-Krastanow mechanism, resulting in rectangular islands of GaSb with their edges orientated along the 110directions. The size of the islands is dependent on the growth temperature with smaller islands being produced for lower temperatures. The rectification behavior of p-GaSb/n-GaAs heterojunctions is also strongly dependent on the growth temperature. Possible mechanisms for the rectification at low temperature include more rapid turnover of interface dislocations and a corresponding reduction in carrier generation/recombination processes or passivation of defect centres by greater incorporation of impurities such as hydrogen. By optimizing the growth conditions, efficient p-GaSb/n-GaAs thermophotovoltaic devices have been produced. A series of GaSb and GaAs epilayers grown onto substrates has been used to investigate the effect of bent substrate on external quantum efficiency and spectral response.

  7. Development of dispersive mode analysis technique for bent pipes

    In this study, detection of flaws in bent feeder pipes using ultrasonic guided wave was investigated using 3-D FEM, and 2-D FFT were specifically 1) the transient responses of the bent pipe were calculated by using a general-purpose finite element program, 2) the displacements were extracted at a series of sequential points as a function of spatial position and time, u(x,t), 3) and then 2-D FFT of u(x,t) was performed to determine U(k,w). From this relationship between the wave number(k) and angular frequency(w), the phase velocity and group velocity were calculated. In addition, accuracy of this method was verified by comparison of predicted modes for straight pipe with theoretical solution. Furthermore, verification of the result is made by the mode identification using wavelet transform. The modes invoked by both methods agree very well. In addition, the ultrasonic guide wave inspection of bent pipes was also investigated. In case of the longitudinal modes analysis for the bent pipe without crack, generated modes were similar with straight pipe. However, in case of the bent pipe with a crack, the received signals were changed at the end of the pipe due to the flaw presence. Thus, we could determine whether flaw exist in the feeder pipe or not by using torsional mode guide wave

  8. Recent progress on the mechanics of sharply bent DNA

    Cong, PeiWen; Yan, Jie

    2016-08-01

    Despite extensive studies on the mechanics of DNA under external constrains, such as tension, torsion, and bending, several important aspects have remained poorly understood. One biologically important example is the mechanics of DNA under sharp bending conditions, which has been debated for a decade without thorough comprehension. The debate is about the interesting phenomenon raised from a series of different experiments: sharply bent DNA has a surprisingly high apparent bending flexibility that deviates from the canonical bending elasticity of DNA. This finding has motivated various theoretical models, which mainly incorporate the excitation of mechanical defects inside severely bent DNA molecules. Here, we review the recent progress on the understanding of the mechanics of sharply bent DNA and provide our view on this important question by interrogating the theoretical foundation of these experimental measurements.

  9. Dispersion in a bent-solenoid channel with symmetric focusing

    Wang, Chun-xi [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2001-08-21

    Longitudinal ionization cooling of a muon beam is essential for muon colliders and will be useful for neutrino factories. Bent-solenoid channels with symmetric focusing has been considered for beam focusing and for generating the required dispersion in the ``emittance exchange'' scheme of longitudinal cooling. In this paper, we derive the Hamiltonian that governs the linear beam dynamics of a bent-solenoid channel, solve the single-particle dynamics, and give equations for determining the lattice functions, in particular, the dispersion functions.

  10. Flexoelectricity in an oxadiazole bent-core nematic liquid crystal

    Kaur, S., E-mail: Sarabjot.Kaur@manchester.ac.uk; Panov, V. P.; Gleeson, H. F. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Greco, C.; Ferrarini, A. [Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua I-35131 (Italy); Görtz, V. [Department of Chemistry, University of York, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); Department of Chemistry, University of Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom); Goodby, J. W. [Department of Chemistry, University of York, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom)

    2014-12-01

    We have determined experimentally the magnitude of the difference in the splay and bend flexoelectric coefficients, |e{sub 1} − e{sub 3}|, of an oxadiazole bent-core liquid crystal by measuring the critical voltage for the formation of flexodomains together with their wave number. The coefficient |e{sub 1} − e{sub 3}| is found to be a factor of 2–3 times higher than in most conventional calamitic nematic liquid crystals, varying from 8 pCm{sup −1} to 20 pCm{sup −1} across the ∼60 K—wide nematic regime. We have also calculated the individual flexoelectric coefficients e{sub 1} and e{sub 3}, with the dipolar and quadrupolar contributions of the bent-core liquid crystal by combining density functional theory calculations with a molecular field approach and atomistic modelling. Interestingly, the magnitude of the bend flexoelectric coefficient is found to be rather small, in contrast to common expectations for bent-core molecules. The calculations are in excellent agreement with the experimental values, offering an insight into how molecular parameters contribute to the flexoelectric coefficients and illustrating a huge potential for the prediction of flexoelectric behaviour in bent-core liquid crystals.

  11. Mesomorphic properties of a bent-shaped liquid crystalline monomer

    Novotná, Vladimíra; Baumeister, U.; Kohout, M.; Svoboda, J.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 86, č. 5 (2012), 503-515. ISSN 0141-1594 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/0723 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : liquid crystals * bent-shaped mesogen Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.863, year: 2012

  12. I/O correlation properties of bent functions

    2000-01-01

    Let f(x1, x2,…,xn) be a Boolean bent function with n variables. The mutual information between the output variable and m linearly independent affine functions with respect to x1, x2,…,xn is studied. The results show that the mutual information depends mainly on m and n, but little on the structure of function f.

  13. I/O correlation properties of bent functions

    张宝东; 吕述望

    2000-01-01

    Let f( x1, x2, …, xn) be a Boolean bent function with n variables. The mutual information between the output variable and m linearly independent affine functions with respect to x1, x2, …, xn is studied. The results show that the mutual information depends mainly on m and n, but little on the structure of function f.

  14. Counting all bent functions in dimension eight 99270589265934370305785861242880

    Langevin, Philippe; Leander, Gregor

    2011-01-01

    Based on the classification of the homogeneous Boolean functions of degree 4 in 8 variables we present the strategy that we used to count the number of all bent functions in dimension 8. There are $$99270589265934370305785861242880 \\approx 2^{106}$$such functions in total. Furthermore, we show th...

  15. Calamitic Smectic A-Polar Smectic APA Transition Observed in Bent Molecules with Large Bent-Angle Central Core of 4,6-Dichlorobenzene and Alkylthio Terminal Tail

    Nguyen, Ha; Kang, Sungmin; Tokita, Masatoshi; Watanabe, Junji

    2011-07-01

    New homologs of bent molecules with a large bent-angle central core of 4,6-dichloro benzene and an alkylthio terminal tail have been synthesized. Although the corresponding alkoxy-tail homologs show only the calamitic phases because of its large bent angles around 160°, the new homologs with an alkylthio tail exhibit the antiferroelectric smectic APA (SmAPA) banana phase that is transformed on cooling from the calamitic smectic A (SmA) phase. The biaxial polar packing of bent molecules in the SmAPA phase is considered to arise from the hindered rotation around the molecular long axis due to the expansion of the mesophase temperatures to a lower temperature region. This study indicates that the bent molecules, even with a large bent angle, have the potential to form a switchable banana phase with a remarkable decrease in its phase temperature range to around 60 °C.

  16. Revisit the anomalous bending elasticity of sharply bent DNA

    Cong, Peiwen; Chen, Hu; van der Maarel, Johan R C; Doyle, Patrick S; Yan, Jie

    2015-01-01

    Several recent experiments have suggested that sharply bent DNA has a surprisingly high bending flexibility, but the cause is poorly understood. It has been demonstrated that excitation of flexible defects can explain the results; while whether such defects can be excited under the level of DNA bending in those experiments has remained unclear and been debated. Interestingly, due to experimental design DNA contained pre-existing nicks in nearly all those experiments, while the potential effect of nicks have never been considered. Here, using full-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we show that nicks promote DNA basepair disruption at the nicked sites which drastically reduced DNA bending energy. In the absence of nicks, basepair disruption can also occur, but it requires a higher level of DNA bending. Overall, our results challenge the interpretations of previous sharp DNA bending experiments and highlight that the micromechanics of sharply bent DNA still remains an open question.

  17. On Quasi-Bent Functions%拟Bent函数

    李丹; 丘维声

    2000-01-01

    The definition of quasi-Bent function is first presented in [1]. In this paper, we study more properties of this kind of function and its relationship with Bent function. As for n= 4, we do a further research on its cryptographic properties if it were used as cryptographic function.%参考文献[1]中首次提出了拟Bent函数的概念.在本文中,我们进一步研究了这一类函数的性质及它与Bent函数的关系.当n=4时,我们比较详尽地讨论了把它作为密码函数来运用的密码性质.

  18. Genetic Analysis on Bent Characters of Cucumber Fruit

    ZHANG Peng; QIN Zhiwei; WANG Lili; ZHOU Xiuyan

    2011-01-01

    Bent varieties and straight varieties were made as parents for the genetic analysis to investigate cucumber bending genetic mechanism. The results showed that the bent characters of the cucumber fruit (BCCF) were quantitative inheritance controlled by multiple genes and major genes. The additive effect played the main role and the dominance effect played the lesser role. Compared with the additive environmental variance, the dominant-environmental variance was more important and the cucumber fruit was more easily affected by the additive effect. The broad heritability and the narrow heritability of BCCF were both higher. The varieties of D0455 and D07299 could be used as parents which were benefit for improving the straight characters of the cucumber fruit

  19. Motion of channeling particles in a bent crystal

    The motion of high-energy charged particles in a bent crystal is investigated in the approximation of the model of continuous potential of crystallographic planes and with account of incoherent scattering on the atoms of media. Angular distribution of charged particle beams is investigated at the exit of the bent region of the crystal in dependence with the maximum deflection angle and energy of particles. The dependence of the fraction of channeling particles on crystal thickness, crystal curvature and particle energy is found in a simple model approximation. The influence of crystal curvature on incoherent scattering of particles in the crystal is analyzed. The concept of an optimal thickness for the maximum number of particles deflected at a given angle is considered. 8 refs.; 8 figs

  20. Non-symmetrical bent-shaped compounds containing chiral moiety

    Novotná, Vladimíra; Mieczkowska, B.; Hamplová, Věra; Domján, A.; Pociecha, D.; Kašpar, Miroslav; Fodor-Csorba, K.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 39, č. 10 (2012), s. 1252-1260. ISSN 0267-8292 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/0723 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : bent-shaped mesogen * columnar phase * ferroelectricity * polar switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.959, year: 2012 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02678292.2012.714485

  1. Spherically bent crystal spectroscopy in laser-produced plasma

    A curved crystal X-ray spectrographs of reflection type spherical geometry was required based on the Johann scheme. Due to their high efficiency and resolution, X-ray spectrographs of focusing spectrograph spatial resolution are suitable for detecting weak X-ray spectra in spectrometers for laser fusion research. Spherically bent mica crystal with a radius of curvature of 380 mm was used in the spectrometer. The Bragg angle of the crystal analyzer was 51 degree. The image plate was employed to obtain high spatial resolution and a narrow spectral band width, with an effective area of 30 mm x 80 mm. The designed optical path of the X-ray spectrometer beam was 980 mm long from the source to the crystal and the detector. The first experiment was carried out at the 20 J energy laser facility of Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics. X-ray spectra in an absolute intensity scale were obtained from Al laser-produced plasmas created by laser energies 6.78 J, with a spectral resolution of 1 000 to 1 500 for the spherically bent mica crystal spectrometers and 50 to 100 for the flat PET crystal at the same condition. These experimental results show that the spectrograph of spherically bent mica crystal is a good tool for diagnosing high-density plasmas with high spectrum resolution. (authors)

  2. Ram pressure statistics for bent tail radio galaxies

    Mguda, Zolile; van der Heyden, Kurt; Gottlöber, Stefan; Cress, Catherine; Vaisanen, Petri; Yepes, Gustavo

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we use the MareNostrum Universe Simulation, a large scale, hydrodynamic, non-radiative simulation in combination with a simple abundance matching approach to determine the ram pressure statistics for bent radio sources (BRSs). The abundance matching approach allows us to determine the locations of all galaxies with stellar masses $> 10^{11} MSol$ in the simulation volume. Assuming ram pressure exceeding a critical value causes bent morphology, we compute the ratio of all galaxies exceeding the ram pressure limit (RPEX galaxies) relative to all galaxies in our sample. According to our model 50% of the RPEX galaxies at $z = 0$ are found in clusters with masses larger than $10^{14.5}MSol$ the other half resides in lower mass clusters. Therefore, the appearance of bent tail morphology alone does not put tight constraints on the host cluster mass. In low mass clusters, $M 10^{15}Msol$ they can be found at distances up to 1.5Mpc. Only clusters with masses $> 10^{15}MSol $ are likely to host more than...

  3. Gap asymptotics in a weakly bent leaky quantum wire

    The main question studied in this paper concerns the weak-coupling behavior of the geometrically induced bound states of singular Schrödinger operators with an attractive δ interaction supported by a planar, asymptotically straight curve Γ. We demonstrate that if Γ is only slightly bent or weakly deformed, then there is a single eigenvalue and the gap between it and the continuum threshold is in the leading order proportional to the fourth power of the bending angle, or the deformation parameter. For comparison, we analyze the behavior of a general geometrical induced eigenvalue in the situation when one of the curve asymptotes is wiggled. (paper)

  4. Simulation of beam steering phenomena in bent crystals

    The simulation methods for the channeling phenomena in GeV/TeV energy range in ideal or distorted crystal lattices are discussed. Monte Carlo predictions for feed-out and feed-in rates, dislocation dechanneling, and deflection efficiencies of bent crystals are compared to the experimental data. The role of multiple interactions with crystal in circular accelerators ('multipass channeling') for the efficiency boost in the crystal-aided extraction experiments is analysed. Possible future applications of the crystal channeling technique are considered

  5. Gravity Localization and Effective Newtonian Potential for Bent Thick Branes

    Guo, Heng; Liu, Yu-xiao; Wei, Shao-Wen; Fu, Chun-E

    2010-01-01

    In this letter, we first investigate the gravity localization and mass spectrum of gravity KK modes on de Sitter and Anti-de Sitter thick branes. Then, the effective Newtonian gravitational potentials for these bent branes are discussed by the two typical examples. The corrections of the Newtonian potential turns out to be $\\Delta U(r)\\sim 1/r^{2}$ at small $r$ for both cases. These corrections are very different from that of the Randall-Sundrum brane model $\\Delta U(r)\\sim 1/r^{3}$.

  6. Planar channeling and quasichanneling oscillations in a bent crystal

    Sytov, A.I. [Universita di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Ferrara (Italy); Belarusian State University, Research Institute for Nuclear Problems, Minsk (Belarus); INFN, Ferrara (Italy); Guidi, V.; Bagli, E.; Bandiera, L.; Germogli, G.; Mazzolari, A. [Universita di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Ferrara (Italy); INFN, Ferrara (Italy); Tikhomirov, V.V. [Belarusian State University, Research Institute for Nuclear Problems, Minsk (Belarus); INFN, Ferrara (Italy)

    2016-02-15

    Particles passing through a crystal under planar channeling are captured by a continuous potential and experience transverse oscillations in their motion. As channeled particles approach the atomic planes, they are likely to be dechanneled. This effect is being used in ion-beam analysis with MeV energy. We study this effect in a bent crystal for positive and negative particles within a wide range of energies in sight of application of such crystals at accelerators. We look for the conditions for the observation or not of channeling oscillations in the deflection angle distribution in experiments where the beam passes through the bent crystal. Indeed a new kind of oscillations in the deflection angle distribution, strictly related to the motion of over-barrier particles, i.e. quasichanneled particles, is predicted. Such oscillations, named planar quasichanneling oscillations, possess a different nature than channeling oscillations. Through computer simulation, we study this effect and provided a theoretical interpretation for them. We show that channeling oscillations can be observed only for positive particles while quasichanneling oscillations can exist for particles with either sign. The conditions for experimental observation of channeling and quasichanneling oscillations at existing accelerators with available crystal are found and optimized. (orig.)

  7. Numerical Prediction of Springback Shape of Severely Bent Sheet Metal

    In the sheet metal forming simulation, the shell element widely used is assumed as a plane stress state based on the Mindlin-Reissner theory. Numerical prediction with the conventional shell element is not accurate when the bending radius is small compared to the sheet thickness. The main reason is because the strain and stress formulation of the conventional shell element does not fit the actual phenomenon. In order to predict precisely the springback of a bent sheet with a severe bend, a measurement method for through-thickness strain has been proposed. The strain was formulated based on measurement results and calculation results from solid element. Through-thickness stress distribution was formulated based on the equilibrium. The proposed shell element based on the formulations was newly introduced into the FEM code. The accuracy of this method's prediction of the springback shape of two bent processes has been confirmed. As a result, it was found that the springback shape even in severe bending can be predicted with high accuracy. Moreover, the calculation time in the proposed shell element is about twice that in the conventional shell element, and has been shortened to about 1/20 compared to a solid element

  8. THE RELATION BETWEEN GENERALIZED PARTIALLY BENT AND GENERALIZED BENT FUNCTIONS%广义部分Bent函数和广义Bent函数的关系

    赵亚群; 李世取

    2001-01-01

    Bent functions,a special class of Boolean functions,are of greatuse in the fields of cryptography and communication due to their nonlinear and stable properties.But their number is rare and they are neither balanced and nor correlation-immune.Partially Bent functions containing Bent functions are a larger class of Boolean functions presented by Claud Carlet to remedy the defects of Bent functions.Now concepts of Bent and partially Bent functions have been extended onto Ring znm(m is a positive integer) called generalized Bent and generalized partially Bent functions on znm.In this paper, the relation between generalized partially Bent and generalized Bent functions on znp(p is prime)is studied according to the Chrestenson cyclic spectral characteristic of generalized partially Bent functions on znp. The function and the spectral relation formulas between them are presented%Bent函数是一类特殊的布尔函数,因其非线性性和稳定性在密码学和通信等领域有很重要的应用.但它们数量少、不平衡且无相关免疫性.为了弥补Bent函数的不足,ClaudCarlet提出了部分Bent函数的概念,部分Bent函数是包含Bent函数的更大的函数类.后来,人们又将这两种函数概念先后都拓广到了环znm(m为正整数)上,分别被称为znm上的广义Bent函数和广义部分Bent函数.本文利用znp(p为素数)上广义部分Bent函数的Chrestenson循环谱特征讨论了znp上的广义部分Bent函数和广义Bent函数之间的关系,给出了这两种函数之间的函数关系式和谱值关系式.

  9. Double volume reflection of a proton beam by a sequence of two bent crystals

    Scandale, Walter [CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)], E-mail: walter.scandale@cern.ch; Carnera, Alberto [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (PD) (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); Della Mea, Gianantonio [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (PD) (Italy); Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali e Tecnologie Industriali, Universita di Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38050 Trento (Italy); De Salvador, Davide [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (PD) (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); Milan, Riccardo [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (PD) (Italy); Vomiero, Alberto [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (PD) (Italy); INFM-CNR, Via Valotti 9, 25133 Brescia (Italy); Baricordi, Stefano; Dalpiaz, Pietro; Fiorini, Massimiliano; Guidi, Vincenzo; Martinelli, Giuliano; Mazzolari, Andrea; Milan, Emiliano [INFN Sezione di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara (Italy); Ambrosi, Giovanni; Azzarello, Philipp; Battiston, Roberto; Bertucci, Bruna; Burger, William J.; Ionica, Maria; Zuccon, Paolo [INFN Sezione di Perugia and Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Pascoli, 06123 Perugia (Italy)] (and others)

    2008-01-03

    The doubling of the angle of beam deflection due to volume reflection of protons by a sequence of two bent silicon crystals was experimentally observed at the 400 GeV proton beam of the CERN SPS. A similar sequence of short bent crystals can be used as an efficient primary collimator for the Large Hadron Collider.

  10. Double volume reflection of a proton beam by a sequence of two bent crystals

    Scandale, Walter; Della Mea, Gianantonio; De Salvador, Davide; Milan, Riccardo; Vomiero, Alberto; Baricordi, Stefano; Dalpiaz, Pietro; Fiorini, Massimiliano; Guidi, Vincenzo; Martinelli, Giuliano; Mazzolari, Andrea; Milan, Emiliano; Ambrosi, Giovanni; Azzarello, Philipp; Battiston, Roberto; Bertucci, Bruna; Burger, William J; Ionica, Maria; Zuccon, Paolo; Cavoto, Gianluca; Santacesaria, Roberta; Valente, Paolo; Vallazza, Erik; Afonin, Alexander G; Baranov, Vladimir T; Chesnokov, Yuri A; Kotov, Vladilen I; Maisheev, Vladimir A; Yazynin, Igor A; Afanasev, Sergey V; Kovalenko, Alexander D; Taratin, Alexander M; Denisov, Alexander S; Gavrikov, Yury A; Ivanov, Yuri M; Ivochkin, Vladimir G; Kosyanenko, Sergey V; Lapina, Lyubov P; Petrunin, Anatoli A; Skorobogatov, Vyacheslav V; Suvorov, Vsevolod M; Bolognini, Davide; Foggetta, Luca; Hasan, Said; Prest, Michela

    2008-01-01

    The doubling of the angle of beam deflection due to volume reflection of protons by a sequence of two bent silicon crystals was experimentally observed at the 400 GeV proton beam of the CERN SPS. A similar sequence of short bent crystals can be used as an efficient primary collimator for the Large Hadron Collider.

  11. Synthesis and Liquid-Crystal Behavior of Bent Colloidal Silica Rods.

    Yang, Yang; Chen, Guangdong; Martinez-Miranda, Luz J; Yu, Hua; Liu, Kun; Nie, Zhihong

    2016-01-13

    The design and assembly of novel colloidal particles are of both academic and technological interest. We developed a wet-chemical route to synthesize monodisperse bent rigid silica rods by controlled perturbation of emulsion-templated growth. The bending angle of the rods can be tuned in a range of 0-50° by varying the strength of perturbation in the reaction temperature or pH in the course of rod growth. The length of each arm of the bent rods can be individually controlled by adjusting the reaction time. For the first time we demonstrated that the bent silica rods resemble banana-shaped liquid-crystal molecules and assemble into ordered structures with a typical smectic B2 phase. The bent silica rods could serve as a visualizable mesoscopic model for exploiting the phase behaviors of bent molecules which represent a typical class of liquid-crystal molecules. PMID:26700616

  12. Development of Exterior Anti-corrosion Coating Production Line for Large Diameter Hot Bent Pipes

    JiaoRuyi; ZhangYing

    2004-01-01

    The epoxy powder exterior anti-corrosion coating production line for bent pipes with a single (double) course production is a technologically advanced bent pipe anti-corrosion method with cost efficiency, environment friendliness and stable coating quality. The quality of the coating on the bent pipe fully meets the requirements of the current national and industrial standards. The application of the technology has filled the gap in the bent pipe anti-corrosion coating area of China, and leads the world technologically. With this technology the coating quality of the bent pipe has greatly improved, resulting in significant social and economic benefits. With the use of the technology in various large scale pipeline projects such as the “West to East Gas Pipeline Project”, it will exhibite a greater potential in the future pipeline projects with a broad application prospect.

  13. Experimental techniques for deflection and radiation studies with bent crystals

    Hasan, Said

    2011-01-01

    What happens when a high energy charged particle crosses an amorphous material? It loses energy by ionization and its trajectory is affected by the multiple Coulomb scattering, being these phenomena originated by uncorrelated collisions with the atoms. If the atoms of the target were distributed according to an ordered scheme, the uncorrelated collisions would turn into a coherent interaction with the whole atomic structure. This is the case of an aligned crystal that, depending on the orientation, is seen as a set of atomic planes or strings by the impinging particles. Planes and strings produce potential wells able to confine the charged particles in a transversal region of the crystal, in the so called channeling condition, so that, bending the crystal, particles are forced to follow the curvature, being deflected. This simple and powerful idea, dating 1979, is at the basis of many theoretical and experimental studies that have proven bent crystals effectiveness, described their possible applications and ...

  14. Levelized Cost of Energy for a Backward Bent Duct Buoy

    Bull, Diana; Jenne, D. Scott; Smith, Christopher S.; Copping, Andrea E.; Copeland, Guild

    2016-12-01

    The Reference Model Project, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, was developed to provide publically available technical and economic benchmarks for a variety of marine energy converters. The methodology to achieve these benchmarks is to develop public domain designs that incorporate power performance estimates, structural models, anchor and mooring designs, power conversion chain designs, and estimates of the operations and maintenance, installation, and environmental permitting required. The reference model designs are intended to be conservative, robust, and experimentally verified. The Backward Bent Duct Buoy (BBDB) presented in this paper is one of three wave energy conversion devices studied within the Reference Model Project. Comprehensive modeling of the BBDB in a Northern California climate has enabled a full levelized cost of energy (LCOE) analysis to be completed on this device.

  15. High energy photon production in bent crystals: status and perspectives

    Bent crystals are devices able to deflect ultrarelativistic particle beams, exploiting the electric fields, present at the atomic scale, which are equivalent to a magnetic field of hundreds of tesla. For this reason they are currently used in particle accelerators for beam extraction, splitting and collimation. Inside a bent crystal, several particle trajectories are possible as a function of the crystal orientation, dimension and curvature; a positron or an electron following these trajectories emits a high energy radiation spectrum; compared with the Bremsstrahlung one these spectra are about 10 times larger in intensity and have a peaked structure thus becoming a photon source of great interest. In this work the results of a series of measurements performed on the CERN H4 SPS beam line with 120∼GeV/c positrons are presented. The setup consists of a three layer silicon microstrip telescope to measure the crystal deflection properties, two 9.5x9.5∼cm2 silicon beam chambers which act, in combination with a bending magnet, as a spectrometer and two electromagnetic calorimeters, one for the positron identification and the other to measure the photon energy. During the tests, different effects have been studied in detail. Planar channeling and volume reflection have been characterized as a function of the crystal radius and compared in terms of emitted radiation and angular acceptance; the results are in agreement with the theoretical prediction. Moreover for the first time the axial orientation has been investigated from the radiation emission point of view providing interesting results in terms of intensity both for the axial channeling and the multi volume reflection phenomenon. A beam test to investigate the axial phenomena more deeply is foreseen in June 2010 completing the scenario that will be presented at the conference. (author)

  16. Focusing and reflectivity properties of a parallel double bent crystal (+n,-m) setting

    After preliminary results obtained and published recently [1], in our contribution focusing and reflectivity properties of the dispersive double bent-crystal arrangement are presented in much more detail. It has been found that two different bent perfect crystals in (+n,-m) setting can be good candidates for high efficiency neutron microfocusing as well as high-resolution monochromatisation. Due to the (+n,-m) setting of two different bent perfect crystals, a high resolution is expected in both Δ(2θ (2θ is the scattering angle) as well as Δλ/λ(λ is the neutron wavelength). Experimental tests were carried out with the setting employing the bent Si(111) slab and Si(220)-sandwich, which contained either one, or two or four 1.3 mm thin simply stacked slabs. Thanks to a high reflection probability of both bent elements and an easy manipulation with the curvature of the Si(220)-sandwich, an excellently focused intensive monochromatic beam of the width from one to several millimetres was obtained. The properties of the double bent-crystal setting were studied in Rez at the neutron optics diffractometer for the neutron wavelength of 0.162 nm and for various thicknesses and curvatures of the Si(220)-sandwich. It has been also found that besides an excellent focusing and reflectivity properties of the dispersive double bent-crystal setting the obtained monochromatic neutron current is sufficiently high for standard high-resolution diffraction experiments even at the medium power research reactor.

  17. Interpretation of bent-crystal rocking curves using phase-space diagrams

    Ren, B; Chapman, L D; Wu, X Y; Zhong, Z; Ivanov, I; Huang, X

    2000-01-01

    In developing a double bent-Laue crystal monochromator for synchrotron-based monochromatic computed tomography system, we applied a special projection of the phase-space diagram to interpret the shape of bent crystal rocking curves. Unlike the rigorous approach of the ray-tracing method, this graphical method provides direct pictures that allow checks of the physical significance of the shapes of the rocking curves, thereby providing quick guidelines for matching two bent crystals. The method's usefulness is demonstrated with our crexperimental results, and its limitations are discussed.

  18. The Relationship between the Nonexistence of Generalized Bent Functions and Diophantine Equations

    Feng Mei LIU; Qin YUE

    2011-01-01

    Two new results on the nonexistence of generalized bent functions are presented by using properties of the decomposition law of primes in cyclotomic fields and properties of solutions of some Diophantine equations, and examples satisfying our results are given.

  19. Analytic Matrix Method for the Study of Propagation Characteristics of a Bent Planar Waveguide

    LIU Qing; CAO Zhuang-Qi; SHEN Qi-Shun; DOU Xiao-Ming; CHEN Ying-Li

    2000-01-01

    An analytic matrix method is used to analyze and accurately calculate the propagation constant and bendinglosses of a bent planar waveguide. This method gives not only a dispersion equation with explicit physical insight,but also accurate complex propagation constants.

  20. Removal of a bent tibial intramedullary nail: a rare case report and review of the literature

    Sameer Aggerwal; Ashwani Soni; Uttam C. Saini; Nitesh Gahlot

    2011-01-01

    Intramedullary interlocking nailing is a gold standard for treatment of tibial shaft fractures. Bending of a nail secondary to trauma is a rare complication,which may be encountered in healed or unhealed tibial shaft fractures. Removal of such bent nail is always a challenge.We reported this case to discuss various techniques for removal of bent nails and to share our experience in removing a bent tibial intramedullary nail in a 30-year-old man,who was admitted in our department with re-fracture of the right tibial shaft due to a roadside accident two years after the initial surgical treatment. The intramedullary nail, bent by 30 degrees and visible on anterioposterior as well as on lateral radiographs, was firstly weakened by partially cutting the convex wall, then straightened by applying extemal force,and finally removed by using the standard nail removal method.

  1. Freedom or Fidelity? Translation Challenges in Bente Bratlund’s Novel Porselenshunden.

    Breit, Karin

    2007-01-01

    In this thesis, I shall look at the challenge of literary translation on the basis of discussions concerning possible translations of selected excerpts from Bente Bratlund's contemporary Norwegian novel Porselenshunden, published in 1992.

  2. Oblique detonation waves stabilized in rectangular-cross-section bent tubes

    Kudo, Yusuke; Nagura, Yuuto; Kasahara, Jiro; Sasamoto, Yuya; Matsuo, Akiko

    2011-01-01

    Oblique detonation waves, which are generated by a fundamental detonation phenomenon occurring in bent tubes, may be applied to fuel combustion in high-efficiency engines such as a pulse detonation engine (PDE) and a rotating detonation engine (RDE). The present study has experimentally demonstrated that steady-state oblique detonation waves propagated stably through rectangular-cross-section bent tubes by visualizing these waves using a high-speed camera and the shadowgraph method. The obliq...

  3. Excluded-volume interactions and structure formation in monolayers of bent-core systems

    Longa, Lech; Karbowniczek, Paweł; Cieśla, Michał; Chrzanowska, Agnieszka

    2015-01-01

    Two-dimensional assemblies of bent-core shaped molecules attain at highly orienting surfaces liquid crystalline structures characteristic mostly for lamellar chiral or nonchiral antiferroelectric order. Here, using the Onsager-type of density functional theory we investigate the role of excluded-volume interactions in stabilizing different structures in monolayers filled with bent-shaped molecules. We study influence of molecular features, like the apex angle, thickness of the arm and the typ...

  4. Indledende hydrauliske undersøgelser af bølgeenergianlægget "Bent Ringgaards Flyder"

    Ringgaard, Bent; Helgason, Einar; Frigaard, Peter

    Nærværende rapport beskriver forsøg udført på Aalborg Universitet, Laboratoriet for Hydraulik & Havnebygning med bølgeenergianlægget "Bent Ringgaards Flyder".......Nærværende rapport beskriver forsøg udført på Aalborg Universitet, Laboratoriet for Hydraulik & Havnebygning med bølgeenergianlægget "Bent Ringgaards Flyder"....

  5. A new class of hyper-bent Boolean functions in binomial forms

    Wang, Baocheng; Qi, Yanfeng; Yang, Yixian; Xu, Maozhi

    2011-01-01

    Bent functions, which are maximally nonlinear Boolean functions with even numbers of variables and whose Hamming distance to the set of all affine functions equals $2^{n-1}\\pm 2^{\\frac{n}{2}-1}$, were introduced by Rothaus in 1976 when he considered problems in combinatorics. Bent functions have been extensively studied due to their applications in cryptography, such as S-box, block cipher and stream cipher. Further, they have been applied to coding theory, spread spectrum and combinatorial design. Hyper-bent functions, as a special class of bent functions, were introduced by Youssef and Gong in 2001, which have stronger properties and rarer elements. Many research focus on the construction of bent and hyper-bent functions. In this paper, we consider functions defined over $\\mathbb{F}_{2^n}$ by $f_{a,b}:=\\mathrm{Tr}_{1}^{n}(ax^{(2^m-1)})+\\mathrm{Tr}_{1}^{4}(bx^{\\frac{2^n-1}{5}})$, where $n=2m$, $m\\equiv 2\\pmod 4$, $a\\in \\mathbb{F}_{2^m}$ and $b\\in\\mathbb{F}_{16}$. When $a\\in \\mathbb{F}_{2^m}$ and $(b+1)(b^4+b...

  6. Simulations of bent-double radio sources in galaxy groups

    Morsony, Brian J; Heinz, Sebastian; Freeland, Emily; Wilcots, Eric; Brueggen, Marcus; Ruszkowski, Mateusz

    2012-01-01

    Bent-double radio sources have been used as a probe to measure the density of intergalactic gas in galaxy groups. We carry out a series of high-resolution, 3D simulations of AGN jets moving through an external medium with a constant density in order to develop a general formula for the radius of curvature of the jets, and to determine how accurately the density of the intra-group medium (IGM) can be measured. Our simulations produce curved jets ending in bright radio lobes with an extended trail of low surface brightness radio emission. The radius of curvature of the jets varies with time by only about 25%. The radio trail seen in our simulations is typically not detected in known sources, but may be detectable in lower resolution radio observations. The length of this tail can be used to determine the age of the AGN. We also use our simulation data to derive a formula for the kinetic luminosity of observed jets in terms of the radius of curvature and jet pressure. In characterizing how well observations can ...

  7. Channeling and radiation in periodically bent crystals. 2. ed.

    The development of coherent radiation sources for sub-angstrom wavelengths - i.e. in the hard X-ray and gamma-ray range - is a challenging goal of modern physics. The availability of such sources will have many applications in basic science, technology and medicine, and, in particular, they may have a revolutionary impact on nuclear and solid state physics, as well as on the life sciences. The present state-of-the-art lasers are capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation from the infrared to the ultraviolet, while free electron lasers (X-FELs) are now entering the soft X-ray region. Moving further, i.e. into the hard X and/or gamma ray band, however, is not possible without new approaches and technologies. In this book we introduce and discuss one such novel approach -the radiation formed in a Crystalline Undulator - whereby electromagnetic radiation is generated by a bunch of ultra-relativistic particles channeling through a periodically bent crystalline structure. Under certain conditions, such a device can emit intensive spontaneous monochromatic radiation and even reach the coherence of laser light sources. Readers will be presented with the underlying fundamental physics and be familiarized with the theoretical, experimental and technological advances made during the last one and a half decades in exploring the various features of investigations into crystalline undulators. This research draws upon knowledge from many research fields - such as materials science, beam physics, the physics of radiation, solid state physics and acoustics, to name but a few. Accordingly, much care has been taken by the authors to make the book as self-contained as possible in this respect, so as to also provide a useful introduction to this emerging field to a broad readership of researchers and scientist with various backgrounds. This new edition has been revised and extended to take recent developments in the field into account.

  8. Hydraulic Losses and Flow Patterns in Bent Pipes : Comparison of the Results in Wavy Pipes and Quasi-coiled Ones

    Shimizu, Yukimaru; Sugino, Koichi; Kuzuhara, Sadao

    1982-01-01

    A coiled pipe, a helically bent pipe and a wavily bent pipe are used in practical engineering for many purposes. In this report, the relationships between hydraulic losses and flow patterns are investigated in regard to wavily bent pipes and quasi-coiled pipes which are constructed with many 90° elbows or 90°bends with small curvature ratios, R/r_w=l, 3 and 6,respectively. The results of wavy pipes are compared with those of quasi-coiled pipes. The reasons why wavily bent pipes are adequate f...

  9. Influence of polar substituent on central bending unit of bent core mesogens: Synthesis, photophysical, mesomorphism and DFT studies

    Paul, Manoj Kumar; Kalita, Gayatri; Bhattacharya, Barnali; Sarkar, Utpal

    2016-09-01

    New five ring bent core mesogens derived from substituted 1,3-phenylenediamine (4-nitro-1,3-phenylenediamine, 4-chloro-1,3-phenylenediamine) were synthesized. Their molecular structures, photophysical properties and mesogenic behaviors were investigated. The molecular structures and the purity of the bent core molecule have been characterized by spectroscopic studies and elemental analysis respectively. Photophysical properties of bent core compounds were investigated in chloroform by using UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopic studies. The phase transition temperatures were detected by differential scanning calorimetry analysis and the phases are confirmed by polarizing optical microscopy. The polar substituents on bent core unit of bent shaped molecule influence the mesomorphic behaviors of the bent core mesogens. The polar nitro group at 4-position of the bent core unit displays tilted smectic C phase and unknown smectic X phase whereas chloro group at 4-position exhibits orthogonal smectic A phase. The bent core mesogens are fluorescent in nature. The density functional theory calculation was carried out to obtain the stable molecular conformation and chemical reactivity of the bent core molecules. Orbitals involved in the electronic transitions and their corresponding energies together with oscillator strengths have been reported.

  10. The elusive thermotropic biaxial nematic phase in rigid bent-core molecules

    Bharat R Acharya; Andrew Primak; Theo J Dingemans; Edward T Samulski; Satyendra Kumar

    2003-08-01

    The biaxial nematic liquid crystalline phase was predicted several decades ago. Several vigorous attempts to find it in various systems resulted in mis-identifications. The results of X-ray diffraction and optical texture studies of the phases exhibited by rigid bent-core molecules derived from 2,5-bis-(-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole reveal that the biaxial nematic phase is formed by three compounds of this type. X-ray diffraction studies reveal that the nematic phase of these compounds has the achiral symmetry D2h, in which the overall long axes of the molecules are oriented parallel to each other to define the major axis of the biaxial phase. The apex of the bent-cores defines the minor axis of this phase along which the planes containing the bent-cores of neighboring molecules are oriented parallel to each other.

  11. A bent electrostatic ion beam trap for simultaneous measurements of fragmentation and ionization of cluster ions.

    Aviv, O; Toker, Y; Errit, M; Bhushan, K G; Pedersen, H B; Rappaport, M L; Heber, O; Schwalm, D; Zajfman, D

    2008-08-01

    We describe a bent electrostatic ion beam trap in which cluster ions of several keV kinetic energy can be stored on a V-shaped trajectory by means of an electrostatic deflector placed between two electrostatic mirrors. While maintaining all the advantages of its linear counterpart [Zajfman et al., Phys. Rev. A 55, R1577 (1997); Dahan et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 76 (1998)], such as long storage times, straight segments, and a field-free region for merged or crossed beam experiments, the bent trap allows for simultaneous measurement of charged and neutral fragments and determination of the average kinetic energy released in the fragmentation. These unique properties of the bent trap are illustrated by first results concerning the competition between delayed fragmentation and ionization of Al(n) (-) clusters after irradiation by a short laser pulse. PMID:19044339

  12. Bent silica nanosheets directed from crystalline templates controlled by proton donors

    Linear poly(ethyleneimine) (LPEI) is easily crystallizable with the formation of various morphologies in the aqueous medium when its hot solution cooled down to room temperature. Herein, we prepared a series of crystalline precipitates of LPEI grown in the presence of proton donating compounds such as Tris–HCl, tartaric acid, amino acids, and used the precipitates in directing silica deposition. Since the proton donating compounds can mediate the pH with donating the proton to LPEI, the crystallization of LPEI evidently depended on the concentrations of the proton donating compounds. It was found that the precipitates grown in the conditions of the pH ranged 8.2–8.5 directed well-controlled bent nanosheet of silica/LPEI composites. The bent nanosheet is constructed by multi-layered structures with a little slippage between layers. The bent nanosheet silica has slit-like pore with ca. 10 nm width.

  13. A bent electrostatic ion beam trap for simultaneous measurements of fragmentation and ionization of cluster ions

    We describe a bent electrostatic ion beam trap in which cluster ions of several keV kinetic energy can be stored on a V-shaped trajectory by means of an electrostatic deflector placed between two electrostatic mirrors. While maintaining all the advantages of its linear counterpart [Zajfman et al., Phys. Rev. A 55, R1577 (1997); Dahan et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 76 (1998)], such as long storage times, straight segments, and a field-free region for merged or crossed beam experiments, the bent trap allows for simultaneous measurement of charged and neutral fragments and determination of the average kinetic energy released in the fragmentation. These unique properties of the bent trap are illustrated by first results concerning the competition between delayed fragmentation and ionization of Aln- clusters after irradiation by a short laser pulse

  14. Effects of out-of-plane double bent pipe on ultrasonic flow metering

    Treenuson, Weerachon; Tsuzuki, Nobuyoshi; Kikura, Hiroshige; Wada, Sanehiro

    2014-06-01

    Ultrasonic Velocity Profile (UVP) method can be applied and succeeded for complicated flow as short inlet length from the double bent pipe. However, the flow of out-of-plane double bent pipe is more complicated and also more difficult to measure the highly accurate flowrate compare to in-plane double bent pipe. To solve this difficultly, the precise three-dimensional velocity profile forming is necessary. Multiple measurement lines are investigated for the out of plane double bent pipe to form the three-dimensional velocity profile. Moreover, the multiple measurement lines ultrasonic flow metering needs to optimize the number of measurement lines. In addition, the distance from the outlet to the measurement point as inlet length is also important. Therefore, the aims of this study are both estimate the optimal number of measurement lines and find out the minimum inlet length to measure the accurate flowrate on the out-of-plane double bent pipe by using a sampling transducers rating estimation method with signal processing technique. The minimization of the inlet length was started from 3 D, 4 D and 5 D. The estimation of optimal number of measurement lines was executed in the condition of Re~40,000. The out-of-plane double bent pipe was spread the out-of- plane angle at 0°, 8° and 16°. In this study, the circumferential velocity profiles are reconstructed from many velocity profiles measured around the center of pipe using single measurement lines. These circumferential velocity profiles come as the form of wave. Fourier Transform technique (FT) changes the waveform data to design the number of measurement lines by using sampling rate theory.

  15. From antiferroelectricity to ferroelectricity in smectic mesophases formed by bent-core molecules

    Carsten Tschierske; Gert Dantlgraber

    2003-08-01

    This contribution gives an overview of ferroelectric switching liquid crystalline phases formed by bent-core molecules. First a description of some general principles behind the mesophase formation within bent-core systems will be given, followed by a short review of the mesophase structures formed by such molecules. Then, different classes of ferroelectric switching bent-core mesogens will be described. This type of switching behaviour has been reported for several subtypes of polar smectic phases (B2, B5, B7 and SmCG) and recently for columnar mesophases. In this discussion particular attention will be made to polyphilic bent-core molecules, composed of three incompatible units, a bent aromatic core, alkyl chains and an oligosiloxane unit. The importance of the decoupling of the layers into microsegregated sublayers for the ferroelectric organisation is discussed. Many of the ferroelectric switching mesophases show dark textures with distinct regions of opposite chirality in their ground states. It is discussed that this might be due to a helical superstructure formed as a result of an escape from macroscopic polar order. Hence, the materials themselves are not ferroelectric in the ground state, but upon alignment within an electric field in the measuring cells the ferroelectric states are stabilised by surface interactions, leading to a ferroelectric switching system. The designing principle was extended to mesogenic dimers with bent-core structural units. For these compounds, depending on the number of dimethylsiloxane units in the spacer either ferroelectric or antiferroelectric switching was observed, whereby the effect of parity is reversed to that observed for conventional calamitic dimesogens. Finally, a carbosilane-based first generation dendrimer is reported. It shows a ferroelectric switching phase, for which a non-correlated organisation of tilted polar smectic layers is proposed (SmCPR).

  16. Bent crystals as high efficiency optical elements for hard x-ray astronomy

    Marchini, Laura; Buffagni, Elisa; Ferrari, Claudio; Rossi, Francesca; Zappettini, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    Hard x-rays (with energies in the 70 KeV - 1 MeV range) focusing is a crucial issue for astronomy in the x-rays and gamma-ray energy range. Due to the narrow angular range of diffraction at high gamma-rays energies, perfect crystals cannot be used for such application. Mosaic crystals have been proposed, but their efficiency cannot exceed 50%. In order to increase the diffraction efficiency, bent crystals have been proposed showing good performances. For bent crystals the diffraction range is...

  17. Reflectivity and imaging capabilities of spherically bent crystals studied by ray-tracing simulations

    Lavrinenko, Ya S.; Morozov, I. V.; Pikuz, S. A.; Skobelev, I. Yu

    2015-11-01

    Spherically bent crystals are widely used in focusing monochromators, spectrometers and other x-ray optical systems. In particular, they are used in focusing spectrometers with spatial resolution, applied in high energy density diagnostics and warm dense matter studies. In this case, plasma parameters are obtained via measurements of relative intensities of characteristic spectral emission lines for multiply charged ions, which are affected by an instrumental function. Here we develop and use the ray-tracing computer simulations to study reflectivity properties of spherically bent crystals in a particular experimental conditions and to provide the method to adjust and validate the measured spectral line intensities on quantitative basis.

  18. CO2 laser ablation of bent optical fibers for sensing applications

    A procedure for the fabrication of a fiber optic sensor involving CO2 laser ablation at λ = 10.6 µm is proposed. A basic system to achieve optical fiber bending and material processing on a single mode optical fiber is described and it is demonstrated that an optical fiber can be bent at a very precise angle by focusing a CO2 beam locally near the glass cladding surface until it reaches melting temperature. A method is also described for removing material at the apex of a bent fiber to obtain a smooth and well flattened plane surface that is suitable for optical fiber sensing

  19. Dual Symmetry in Bent-Core Liquid Crystals and Unconventional Superconductors

    Vladimir Lorman

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We extend the Landau theory of bent-core mesophases and d-wave high-Tc superconductors by considering additional secondary pseudo-proper order parameters. These systems exhibit a remarkable analogy relating their symmetry groups, lists of phases, and an infinite set of physical tensors. This analogy lies upon an internal dual structure shared by the two theories. We study the dual operator transforming rotations into translations in liquid crystals, and gauge symmetries into rotations in superconductors. It is used to classify the bent-core line defects, and to analyze the electronic gap structure of lamellar d-wave superfluids.

  20. Shuttle Ku-band bent-pipe implementation considerations. [for Space Shuttle digital communication systems

    Batson, B. H.; Seyl, J. W.; Huth, G. K.

    1977-01-01

    This paper describes an approach for relay of data-modulated subcarriers from Shuttle payloads through the Shuttle Ku-band communications subsystem (and subsequently through a tracking and data relay satellite system to a ground terminal). The novelty is that a channel originally provided for baseband digital data is shown to be suitable for this purpose; the resulting transmission scheme is referred to as a narrowband bent-pipe scheme. Test results demonstrating the validity of the narrowband bent-pipe mode are presented, and limitations on system performance are described.

  1. Bent perfect crystals as X-ray focusing polychromators in symmetric Laue geometry.

    Guigay, J P; Ferrero, C; Bhattacharyya, D; Mathon, O; Pascarelli, S

    2013-01-01

    The focusing properties of cylindrically bent crystals in symmetric Laue geometry are discussed using the formalism of Fresnel diffraction and the analytical solution of the Takagi-Taupin equations for a point source on the entrance surface. The existence of a focal shift in the dynamical focusing effect is pointed out and discussed. The present theoretical framework is applied to experiments performed at the energy-dispersive X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility concerning the position and the size of the focal spot obtained from a polychromatic source at a large distance from the bent crystal. PMID:23250065

  2. Bent crystal X-ray optics for the diagnosis and applications of laser-produced plasmas

    The present thesis discussed several aspects of X-ray optics based on bent crystals and a number of applications of these optics. First, a deeper insight into the reflection properties of elastically bent perfect crystal optics was gained by the consideration of all deformation effects. It was shown that the reflection properties depend on the lateral position on the crystal, an effect that was not addressed before, neither experimentally nor theoretically. To investigate this effect, an apparatus for the measurement of Bragg angles of bent crystals with high angular resolution was built. It was measured that the lattice plane distances of two-dimensionally bent crystals vary laterally by up to 10-4. This effect has to be considered in high resolution X-ray spectroscopy and imaging with these bent crystals. It can explain discrepancies in theoretical and experimental spectrometer resolution with spherically bent crystals. Besides these principal investigations, in this thesis a number of X-ray optics were presented that demonstrate the application potential of bent crystal optics. This includes two optics that are used in the field of applications of laser-produced plasmas as high repeating hard X-ray sources. It was shown that an X-ray spectrometer based on full cylinder rings of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite is capable to record the rather weak single shot pulses from a high repeating 1 er-plasma X-ray source. This is possible due to the high collection efficiency of the instrument of up to 5.10-4. Furthermore, X-ray optics based on toroidally bent crystals that make it possible to spectrally select a bandwidth of ∝1 eV and focus the ultrashort X-ray pulses from such a laser-plasma source, were designed, prepared and characterized. It was shown that these bent crystals provide the calculated integrated reflectivity, the predicted bandwidth and focus to spot sizes smaller than 60 μm. A novel application of toroidally bent crystals was pointed out: a method

  3. 3-Hydroxycinnamic acid - a new central core for the design of bent-shaped liquid crystals

    Kohout, M.; Tůma, J.; Svoboda, J.; Novotná, Vladimíra; Gorecka, E.; Pociecha, D.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 1, č. 32 (2013), s. 4962-4969. ISSN 2050-7526 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-14133S; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/0723 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : liquid crystals * bent-shaped mesogen * cinnamic acid Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials

  4. Suppression of surface effect by using bent-perfect-crystal monochromator in residual strain scanning

    Vrána, Miroslav; Mikula, Pavol

    490/491, - (2005), s. 234-238. ISSN 0255-5476 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/03/0891; GA AV ČR KSK1010104 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1048901 Keywords : neutron diffraction * residual strain scanning * bent monochromator Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.399, year: 2005

  5. Laterally substituted symmetric and nonsymmetric salicylideneimine-based bent-core mesogens

    Sonja Findeisen-Tandel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bent-core mesogens have gained considerable importance due to their ability to form new mesophases with unusual properties. Relationships between the chemical structure of bent-core molecules and the type and physical properties of the formed mesophases are relatively unknown in detail and differ strongly from those known for calamitic liquid crystals. In this paper symmetric and nonsymmetric five-ring salicylideneaniline-based bent-core mesogens are presented, and the effect of lateral substituents attached at the outer phenyl rings (F, Cl, Br or the central phenyl ring (CH3 on the liquid-crystalline behaviour and on the physical properties is studied. Corresponding benzylideneaniline-based compounds were additionally prepared in order to study the influence of the intramolecular hydrogen bond. The occurring mesophases were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry, polarising microscopy, X-ray diffraction and dielectric and electro-optical measurements. The paper reports on new findings with respect to the structure–property relationships of bent-core mesogens. On one hand, the disruptive effect of laterally substituted halogen atoms, F, Cl and Br, on the mesophase behaviour of three isomeric series was much lower than expected. On the other hand, an increase of the clearing temperature by 34 K was observed, caused by small lateral substituents. The electro-optical behaviour, especially the type of polar switching and corresponding molecular movements, is sensitive to variations in the molecular structure.

  6. Bent-shaped liquid crystals based on 4-substituted 3-hydroxybenzoic acid central core

    Kohout, M.; Kozmík, V.; Slabochová, M.; Tůma, J.; Svoboda, J.; Novotná, Vladimíra; Pociecha, D.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 42, č. 1 (2015), s. 87-103. ISSN 0267-8292 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-14133S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : liquid crystals * bent-shaped mesogens * hydroxybenzoic acid Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials Impact factor: 2.486, year: 2014

  7. A new family of four-ring bent-core nematic liquid crystals with highly polar transverse and end groups

    Kalpana Upadhyaya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-symmetrically substituted four-ring achiral bent-core compounds with polar substituents, i.e.., chloro in the bent or transverse direction in the central core and cyano in the lateral direction at one terminal end of the molecule, are designed and synthesized. These molecules possess an alkoxy chain attached at only one end of the bent-core molecule. The molecular structure characterization is consistent with data from elemental and spectroscopic analysis. The materials thermal behaviour and phase characterization have been investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and polarizing microscopy. All the compounds exhibit a wide-ranging monotropic nematic phase.

  8. About the probability of close collisions during stochastic deflection of positively charged particles by a bent crystal

    The probability of close interactions of high-energy positively charged particle with atoms in a bent crystal was considered as a function of the angle between the initial particle momentum and the bending plane. The results of simulation of particle motion presented in the article show the great efficiency of high-energy positively charged particle deflection by a bent crystal due to the stochastic deflection mechanism and strong reduction of the probability of close collisions during the stochastic deflection in comparison to the planar channeling in a bent crystal.

  9. Extragalactic Jets as Probes of Distant Clusters of Galaxies and the Clusters Occupied by Bent Radio AGN (COBRA) Survey

    Blanton, Elizabeth L; Wing, Joshua D; Ashby, M L N; Golden-Marx, Emmet; Brodwin, Mark; Douglass, E M; Randall, Scott W; Clarke, T E

    2014-01-01

    We are conducting a large survey of distant clusters of galaxies using radio sources with bent jets and lobes as tracers. These radio sources are driven by AGN and achieve their bent morphologies through interaction with the surrounding gas found in clusters of galaxies. Based on low-redshift studies, these types of sources can be used to identify clusters very efficiently. We present initial results from our survey of 653 bent-double radio sources with optical hosts too faint to appear in the SDSS. The sample was observed in the infrared with Spitzer, and it has revealed $\\sim$200 distant clusters or proto-clusters in the redshift range $z\\sim0.7 - 3.0$. The sample of bent-doubles contains both quasars and radio galaxies enabling us to study both radiative and kinetic mode feedback in cluster and group environments at a wide range of redshifts.

  10. Stig Sundell at the bent crystal X-ray spectrometer for the X-ray shift experiment.

    1976-01-01

    The bent crystal X-ray spectrometer is being used to measure small shifts in the frequencies of X-rays emitted from the lower electron energy levels, in order to learn about the size of the nuclei concerned

  11. Electrically tunable refractive index in the dark conglomerate phase of a bent-core liquid crystal

    Nagaraj, M.; Görtz, V.; Goodby, J. W.; Gleeson, H. F.

    2014-01-01

    Here we report an electrically tunable refractive index observed in an isotropic liquid crystal phase known as the dark conglomerate (DC) phase. This unusual change in the refractive index which has not been reported before in the DC phase of other bent-core liquid crystals occurs because of a series of electric-field-driven transformations that take place in the DC phase of the studied bent-core liquid crystal. These transformations give rise to a decrease in the refractive index of the system, when an electric field is applied across the device, and no change in the birefringence is seen during such behavior. The electro-optic phenomenon is described in detail and the possibility of exploiting this for a number of liquid crystal based device applications is discussed.

  12. A continuum model of piezoelectric potential generated in a bent ZnO nanorod

    Shao, Z Z; Wen, L Y; Wu, D M [Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215125 (China); Wang, X F; Zhang, X A; Chang, S L, E-mail: zzshao2009@gmail.co [Center of Materials Science, College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

    2010-06-23

    A continuum model of piezoelectric potential generated in a bent ZnO nanorod cantilever is presented by means of the first piezoelectric effect approximation. The analytical solution of the model shows that the piezoelectric potential in the nanorod is proportional to the lateral force but is independent along the longitudinal direction. The electric potential in the tensile area and that in the compressive area are antisymmetric in the cross section of the nanorod, which makes the nanorod a 'parallel plate capacitor' for piezoelectric nanodevices, such as a nanogenerator. The magnitude of piezoelectric potential for a ZnO nanorod of 50 nm diameter and 600 nm length bent by a 80 nN lateral force is about 0.27 V, which is in good agreement with the finite element method calculation.

  13. A continuum model of piezoelectric potential generated in a bent ZnO nanorod

    A continuum model of piezoelectric potential generated in a bent ZnO nanorod cantilever is presented by means of the first piezoelectric effect approximation. The analytical solution of the model shows that the piezoelectric potential in the nanorod is proportional to the lateral force but is independent along the longitudinal direction. The electric potential in the tensile area and that in the compressive area are antisymmetric in the cross section of the nanorod, which makes the nanorod a 'parallel plate capacitor' for piezoelectric nanodevices, such as a nanogenerator. The magnitude of piezoelectric potential for a ZnO nanorod of 50 nm diameter and 600 nm length bent by a 80 nN lateral force is about 0.27 V, which is in good agreement with the finite element method calculation.

  14. Improvement of economy of wave power generation by Backward Bent Duct Buoy (BBDB)

    Floating type wave power generator KAIMEI test by JAMSTEC certified mooring safety, long life of turbine and generator and cable line, but conversion efficiency from wave power to air-output was poor. This paper describes Backward Bent Duct Buoy (BBDB) which has high conversion efficiency, and it has frontward movement in wave by function of bent duct. In addition, improvement of turbine and generator solved technical problems, double rotor Wells turbine and Heller's Generator are introduced. High wave power locals on high latitude area, and east coast of ocean, for example, North-West of USA has very high wave power. BBDB is designed and power cost is calculated by water tank data, and sea test data and cost estimations by several sources and sea wave data. Power cost by BBDB on high wave area is estimated to be cheap enough for commercial use

  15. Highly bent (110) Ge crystals for efficient steering of ultrarelativistic beams

    Thanks to the effective electrostatic potential generated by the ordered atomic structure, bent crystals can efficiently deflect ultra relativistic charged beams by means of planar and axial channeling phenomena as well as of the recently discovered volume reflection effect. Most of the experimental knowledge about these phenomena has been gathered with Si crystals, but it has been recently demonstrated that the steering performance can be improved by using high quality Ge materials which have a larger atomic number. In this paper, we investigate channeling and volume reflection of 400 GeV protons from (110) lattice planes in highly bent Ge strips crystals. Both production and characterization of the strips are presented. Herein, the experimental results on deflection are compared with theoretical predictions, with previous published data and with the expected performances of Si crystals in similar experimental conditions

  16. The possibility of parasitic 20 TeV beams extracted from the SSC using bent crystals

    The need for an SSC test beam of energy greater than one TeV was discussed in Snowmass 86; Such a beam could be created from the neutral debris from an interaction region as a parasitic operation. In the same reference, the possibility of extracting a 20 TeV beam with a bent crystal was mentioned. This year it is more apparent that a low intensity, 20 TeV extracted bean would be highly desirable. Experiments which study the properties of short lived particles, for which the average decay path is long in the lab frame in a fixed target experiment, can be done in such a beam. In particular, a fixed target Beauty detector running at Fermilab would require about 108 protons per second. In this paper, the authors explore in some detail the possible yield of a bent crystal beam and its impact on collider operations

  17. Model of dark conglomerate structure in the B2 phase of bent-shaped molecules

    Lejček, Lubor; Glogarová, Milada; Novotná, Vladimíra

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 87, č. 4 (2013), "042503-1"-"042503-7". ISSN 1539-3755 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/0723 Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) 13-14133S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : liquid crystals with bent-shaped molecules * dark conglomerate structure * focal conic domains Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.326, year: 2013

  18. Observation of nuclear dechanneling length reduction for high energy protons in a short bent crystal

    Deflection of 400 GeV/c protons by a short bent silicon crystal was studied at the CERN SPS. It was shown that the dechanneling probability increases while the dechanneling length decreases with an increase of incident angles of particles relative to the crystal planes. The observation of the dechanneling length reduction provides evidence of the particle population increase at the top levels of transverse energies in the potential well of the planar channels

  19. Analysis of Buckled and Pre-bent Columns Used as Vibration Isolators

    Sidbury, Jenny Elizabeth

    2003-01-01

    Analysis of Buckled and Pre-bent Columns Used as Vibration Isolators By Jenny E. Sidbury Dr. Raymond H. Plaut, Chairman Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (ABSTRACT) Vibrations resulting from earthquakes, machinery, or unanticipated shocks may be very damaging and costly to structures. To avoid such damage, designers need a structural system that can dissipate the energy caused by these vibrations. Using elastically buckled struts may be a viable means ...

  20. Intrinsic bent DNA sites in the chromosomal replication origin of Xylella fastidiosa 9a5c

    F. Gimenes

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The features of the nucleotide sequences in both replication and promoter regions have been investigated in many organisms. Intrinsically bent DNA sites associated with transcription have been described in several prokaryotic organisms. The aim of the present study was to investigate intrinsic bent DNA sites in the segment that holds the chromosomal replication origin, oriC, of Xylella fastidiosa 9a5c. Electrophoretic behavior analyses, as well as in silico analyses of both the 2-D projection and helical parameters, were performed. The chromosomal segment analyzed contains the initial sequence of the rpmH gene, an intergenic region, the dnaA gene, the oriC sequence, and the 5' partial sequence of the dnaN gene. The analysis revealed fragments with reduced electrophoretic mobility, which indicates the presence of curved DNA segments. The analysis of the helical parameter ENDS ratio revealed three bent DNA sites (b1, b2, and b3 located in the rpmH-dnaA intergenic region, the dnaA gene, and the oriC 5' end, respectively. The chromosomal segment of X. fastidiosa analyzed here is rich in phased AT tracts and in CAnT motifs. The 2-D projection indicated a segment whose structure was determined by the cumulative effect of all bent DNA sites. Further, the in silico analysis of the three different bacterial oriC sequences indicated similar negative roll and twist >34.00° values. The DnaA box sequences, and other motifs in them, may be associated with the intrinsic DNA curvature.

  1. A relationship between the nonexistence of generalized bent functions and class groups

    2010-01-01

    A new result on the nonexistence of generalized bent functions is presented by using properties of the decomposition law of primes in cyclotomic fields and properties of solutions of some Diophantine equations. At the same time,a method is given which can be used to simplify the known results. Then we give the bounds and the meaning in algebraic number theory of the parameters in our results.

  2. A Family of Generalized Bent Functions%一类广义Bent函数的构造

    陈新姣; 张焕国

    2012-01-01

    作为非线性度达到最优的布尔函数——Bent函数可应用于差集、组合论、序列设计密码学等诸多领域.Kumar等人从码分多址技术(CDMA)中相关性最优的序列设计角度将Bent函数的概念推广到奇特征有限域,提出了广义Bent函数.本文基于循环矩阵秩的计算,研究了基于二次型构造的p-元函数是广义Bent函数的充分必要条件,并给出了一类新的广义Bent函数.%Bent functions, a class of Boolean functions with the maximal possible nonlinearity, have applications in the fields of different sets, combinatorial theory, sequence design and cryptography. Motivated by the design of optimally correlated sequences used in code division multiple access (CDMA) communication system,Kumar et al. Generalized the notion of Boolean bent functions to the case of functions over an arbitrary finite field in 1985. The present pa- per firstly studied the ranks of circulant matrices over finite field with odd characteristic, based on which we gave a sufficient and necessary condition for bentness of a class of p-ary functions derived from quadratic forms, among which some new p-ary Bent functions were generated.

  3. New results on simulation of the nuclotron beam extraction with a bent crystal

    Extraction of relativistic deuteron beam from the Nuclotron with bent tungsten and silicon crystals was studied by simulation with taking into account ionization energy losses of particles and real accelerator acceptance. The dependence of extraction efficiency on the crystal radius, thickness, and orientation is discussed. The possibility of increasing the extraction efficiency with the crystal thickness increase is analyzed. It was shown that particle scattering in the holder material does not reduce significantly the extraction efficiency

  4. Channeling of fast ions through the bent carbon nanotubes: The extended two-fluid hydrodynamic model

    Lazar, Karbunar; Duško, Borka; Ivan, Radović; Zoran, L. Mišković

    2016-04-01

    We investigate the interactions of charged particles with straight and bent single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) under channeling conditions in the presence of dynamic polarization of the valence electrons in carbon. This polarization is described by a cylindrical, two-fluid hydrodynamic model with the parameters taken from the recent modelling of several independent experiments on electron energy loss spectroscopy of carbon nano-structures. We use the hydrodynamic model to calculate the image potential for protons moving through four types of SWNTs at a speed of 3 atomic units. The image potential is then combined with the Doyle–Turner atomic potential to obtain the total potential in the bent carbon nanotubes. Using that potential, we also compute the spatial and angular distributions of protons channeled through the bent carbon nanotubes, and compare the results with the distributions obtained without taking into account the image potential. Project supported by the Funds from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Grant No. 45005). Z. L. Mišković thanks the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for Finacial Support.

  5. n元Bent函数的级联构造%Concatenation Construction of Bent Function of n Variables

    申艳光; 刘永红; 江涛

    2011-01-01

    Combining the concatenation method, a construction of Bent function of n variables from k Bent function is proposed. After analyzing the cryptographic properties of the Bent function of variables, a new construction method which is different from the original method and the reconstruction method is presented. The necessary and sufficient conditions of Bent function of n variables are derivated and validated. Based on the linear invariance of Bent function of n variables, a new set of Bent function is constructed.%结合级联构造方法,通过k元Bent函数级联构造n元Bent函数,分析构造出的n元Bent函数的各种密码学性质,给出一种不同于直接构造和二次构造的新型构造方法.推导并验证n元布尔函数为Bent函数的充要条件,基于n元Bent函数的线性不变性,进一步构造出一个Bent函数集.

  6. Construction Method of A Class of High-rank Bent Function%一类高阶Bent函数的构造方法

    车小亮; 杨晓元; 申军伟

    2012-01-01

    提出一类高阶Bent函数的构造方法,将级联后的Bent序列转化为矩阵形式,对矩阵作任意行列置换,得到一类新的Bent序列,根据Bent序列的性质,对2个已知的n元Bent函数进行Kronecker积运算,由此构造一个2n元的Bent函数,同理对m个n元Bent函数进行Kronecker积运算,构造mn元高阶Bent函数,并对构造的mn元Bent函数进行矩阵变换,得到数量更多的高阶Bent函数.%A construction method of high-rank Bent function is researched in this article. By translating the cascading Bent sequence into die matrices and using the random cortege permutation to change the matrices, a kind of new Bent sequences are achieved. According to the properties of Bent sequence, a new Bent function with 2n-variables is constructed from two known n-variables Bent functions by the method of Kronecker product operation. Extend the conclusion, a new Bent function with /tin-variables is constructed from m known n-variables Bent functions via the Kronecker product operation. And much more high-rank Bent sequences are got through matrix transformation of ihe mn-variabies Bent function.

  7. Performance of as-reacted and multiple bent ('pre-bent') practical Nb3Sn bronze route wires with different architectures

    Six practical composite wires of Nb3Sn (Furukawa Electric Co, Ltd) with different architectures (design and reinforcement) were compared from the normal state resistance R, critical temperatures Tconset, Tcoffset and ΔTc, upper critical field Bc2 (at 4.2 K) and critical current density Jc points of view. Wires were as follows: three of near-the-edge reinforcement design with Nb reinforcement of 0, 21, 50 vol% in the CuNb region, and two of central reinforcement design with Nb of 21 and 50 vol%. One wire with near the edge 50% vol Nb reinforcement had a different reinforcement/superconductor ratio. As-reacted wires show very different patterns of R, Tconset, Tcoffset, ΔTc, Bc2 and Jc. For the superconducting parameters this is probably due to different 3D thermal residual strains. Data suggest that the architecture of the as-reacted wire can control residual strain values and distribution. During multiple bending of the wires at room temperature (named pre-bending), introduction of the reinforcement improves relaxation of the 3D residual strain and especially of the lateral components. As a consequence, Bc2 and Jc versus pre-bending strain, εpb, are enhanced to values closer to those of the Nb3Sn in the stress-free state. Relative enhancement of these critical parameters for the reinforced wires is higher than for the reinforcement-free wire. Evolution during pre-bending and maximum attained absolute values of the superconducting parameters can be grouped roughly as a function of near-the-edge or central reinforcement design. Variation of the superconducting parameters suggests that the pre-bent state may depend on the as-reacted one (which is a function of wire architecture and processing history); when Jc was low as in the case of as-reacted wires with central reinforcement, during pre-bending, despite a relatively high Jc enhancement, this parameter attained lower absolute maximum values than for the other wires. Depending on the wire, when pre-bending strain

  8. Orientation dependence of the probability of close collisions during passage of high-energy negatively charged particle through a bent crystal

    The probability of close collisions of high-energy negatively charged particle with atoms in a bent crystal was considered as a function of the angle between the initial particle momentum and the bending plane. This allowed to compare the probability of close collisions of high-energy negatively charged particle in a bent crystal in two different regimes of deflection: planar channeling and stochastic deflection. The results of simulation of negatively charged particle motion in a bent crystal shown the great efficiency of high-energy negatively charged particle beam deflection by a bent crystal due to stochastic deflection and small efficiency of deflection due to planar channeling

  9. Bent polydimethylsiloxane–polycarbonate hybrid microdevice for on-chip flow-through polymerase chain reaction employing a single heater

    We report on a bent microdevice made from elastomeric polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) on a polycarbonate (PC) solid support. Its bent shape is well sustained, and this allows an on-chip flow-through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to be performed employing a single heater. The PC support was bent to a predetermined angle by heating the substrate close to the glass transition temperature of PC, and the PDMS microdevice was physically adapted to the curvature of the bent PC. The relatively short plane of the bent PC substrate was then placed on top of a heater, leaving the relatively long plane floating in the air, on the entire surface of which a temperature gradient was established. The plane in contact with the heater represents the zone for denaturation, and the slanted plane floating in the air acts as the annealing/extension zone. Two targets with amplicon sizes of 230 and 282 bp were successfully amplified utilizing microdevices with 4° and 17° inclination angles, respectively, by employing a single heater in both cases and within 30 min. The system provides an effective alternative to conventional 3-temperature control flow-through PCR devices by minimizing the accessories and hence facilitating system miniaturization. (author)

  10. Flexible bent rod model with a saturating induced dipole moment to study the electric linear dichroism of DNA fragments

    Bertolotto, Jorge A.; Umazano, Juan P.

    2016-06-01

    In the present work we make a theoretical study of the steady state electric linear dichroism of DNA fragments in aqueous solution. The here developed theoretical approach considers a flexible bent rod model with a saturating induced dipole moment. The electric polarizability tensor of bent DNA fragments is calculated considering a phenomenological model which theoretical and experimental backgroung is presented here. The model has into account the electric polarizability longitudinal and transversal to the macroion. Molecular flexibility is described using an elastic potential. We consider DNA fragments originally bent with bending fluctuations around an average bending angle. The induced dipole moment is supposed constant once the electric field strength grows up at critical value. To calculate the reduced electric linear dichroism we determine the optical factor considering the basis of the bent DNA perpendicular to the molecular axis. The orientational distribution function has into account the anisotropic electric properties and the molecule flexibility. We applied the present theoretical background to fit electric dichroism experimental data of DNA fragments reported in the bibliography in a wide range of molecular weight and electric field. From these fits, values of DNA physical properties are estimated. We compare and discuss the results here obtained with the theoretical and experimental data presented by other authors. The original contributions of this work are: the inclusion of the transversal electric polarizability saturating with the electric field, the description of the electric properties with an electric polarizability tensor dependant on the bending angle and the use of an arc model originally bent.

  11. Channeling, Volume Reection and Gamma Emission Using 14GeV Electrons in Bent Silicon Crystals

    Benson, Brandon [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)

    2015-08-14

    High energy electrons can be deflected with very tight bending radius using a bent silicon crystal. This produces gamma radiation. As these crystals can be thin, a series of bent silicon crystals with alternating direction has the potential to produce coherent gamma radiation with reasonable energy of the driving electron beam. Such an electron crystal undulator offers the prospect for higher energy radiation at lower cost than current methods. Permanent magnetic undulators like LCLS at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are expensive and very large (about 100 m in case of the LCLS undulator). Silicon crystals are inexpensive and compact when compared to the large magnetic undulators. Additionally, such a high energy coherent light source could be used for probing through materials currently impenetrable by x-rays. In this work we present the experimental data and analysis of experiment T523 conducted at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We collected the spectrum of gamma ray emission from 14 GeV electrons on a bent silicon crystal counting single photons. We also investigated the dynamics of electron motion in the crystal i.e. processes of channeling and volume reflection at 14 GeV, extending and building off previous work. Our single photon spectrum for the amorphous crystal orientation is consistent with bremsstrahlung radiation and the volume reflection crystal orientation shows a trend consistent with synchrotron radiation at a critical energy of 740 MeV. We observe that in these two cases the data are consistent, but we make no further claims because of statistical limitations. We also extended the known energy range of electron crystal dechanneling length and channeling efficiency to 14 GeV.

  12. High resolution x-ray and gamma ray imaging using diffraction lenses with mechanically bent crystals

    Smither, Robert K.

    2008-12-23

    A method for high spatial resolution imaging of a plurality of sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation is provided. High quality mechanically bent diffracting crystals of 0.1 mm radial width are used for focusing the radiation and directing the radiation to an array of detectors which is used for analyzing their addition to collect data as to the location of the source of radiation. A computer is used for converting the data to an image. The invention also provides for the use of a multi-component high resolution detector array and for narrow source and detector apertures.

  13. New Binomial Bent Function over the Finite Fields of Odd Characteristic

    Helleseth, Tor; Kholosha, Alexander

    2009-01-01

    The $p$-ary function $f(x)$ mapping $\\mathrm{GF}(p^{4k})$ to $\\mathrm{GF}(p)$ given by $f(x)={\\rm Tr}_{4k}\\big(x^{p^{3k}+p^{2k}-p^k+1}+x^2\\big)$ is proven to be a weakly regular bent function and the exact values of its Walsh transform coefficients are found. The proof is based on a few new results in the area of exponential sums and polynomials over finite fields that may also be interesting as independent problems.

  14. Measurements of coherent interactions of 400 GeV protons in silicon bent crystals

    Within UA9 Collaboration bent silicon crystals has been irradiated by 400 GeV proton beams at the H8 line of the CERN SPS North Area. Proton–crystal interactions were investigated by analyzing the particle trajectories hitting the crystal. 26 crystals were tested and 10 of them used to extract key crystal properties, such as bending angle, channeling efficiency and so on. A statistical analysis of the results is presented. The results provide experimental data to be used for an exhaustive comparison with simulation routines

  15. A new Bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Mekongga Mountains, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    Riyanto, Awal; Kurniati, Hellen; Engilis, Andrew

    2016-01-01

    We describe Cyrtodactylus hitchi sp. nov., a new species of Bent-toed Gecko from montane forests in the Mekongga Mountains, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Although we cannot speculate about relationships, morphologically it shares several traits with C. batik, a large species known only from Mount Tompotika near the tip of Sulawesi's Eastern Peninsula. The following unique combination of characters distinguishes it from all other congeners: absence of precloacal groove, absence of precloacal and femoral pores, absence of enlarged femoral scales, no abrupt contact between large and small postfemoral scales, 18-20 lamellae under the fourth toes, and transversely enlarged, median subcaudal scales arranged in a single row. PMID:27394851

  16. X-ray diffraction line shapes from bent crystals with linear strain

    This paper provides an exact solution for the X-ray diffraction line shape from a bent crystal with linear strain. Such crystals may be found along concentration gradients in a diffusion or ion-implanted zone, thin films and cold-worked materials. The solution simplifies into a sum of squares of two pairs of Fresnel integrals which can be evaluated with very little computer time. The limiting cases of both pure particle-size broadening and pure strain broadening are also considered. Instrumental broadening is introduced by a numerical convolution with a Pearson VII function. A method of determining the linear strain and crystal size from experimental data is discussed. (orig.)

  17. Evaluation of bent-crystal x-ray backlighting and microscopy techniques for the Sandia Z machine

    X-ray backlighting and microscopy systems for the 1-10-keV range based on spherically or toroidally bent crystals are discussed. These systems are ideal for use on the Sandia Z machine, a megajoule-class x-ray facility. Near-normal-incidence crystal microscopy systems have been shown to be more efficient than pinhole cameras with the same spatial resolution and magnification [Appl. Opt. 37, 1784 (1998)]. We show that high-resolution (≤10 μm) x-ray backlighting systems using bent crystals can be more efficient than analogous point-projection imaging systems. Examples of bent-crystal-backlighting results that demonstrate 10-μm resolution over a 20-mm field of view are presented

  18. Deflection and extraction of Pb ions up to 33 TeV/c by a bent silicon crystal

    Arduini, Gianluigi; Clément, M; Cornelis, Karel; Doble, Niels T; Elsener, K; Ferioli, G; Fidecaro, Giuseppe; Freund, A; Gatignon, L; Grafström, P; Gyr, Marcel; Herr, Werner; Keppler, P; Klem, J T; Major, J V; Mikkelsen, U; Møller, S P; Taratin, A M; Uggerhøj, Erik; Weisse, E

    1997-01-01

    The first results from an experiment to deflect a beam of fully stripped, ulta-relativistic Pb ions of 400 GeV/c per unit of charge, equivalent to 33 TeV/c, by means of a bent crystal are reported. Deflection efficiencies are as high as 14%, in agreement with theoretical predictions. In a second experiment a bent crsytal was used to extract 270 GeV/c per charge Pb82+ (22 TeV/c) ions from a coasting beam in the CERN-SPS, and a high extraction efficiency of up to 10% was found. These represent the first measurements to demonstrate applications of bent crystals in high energy heavy ion beams.

  19. 三类Semi-Bent函数的构造%Constructions of Three Classes of Semi-Bent Functions

    何业锋; 马文平

    2011-01-01

    Semi-bent函数是一种具有高非线性度的布尔函数,它们在密码和通信领域中都有重要的应用价值.本文构造了三类由迹函数表示的semi-bent函数.证明了当限制某些参数的取值范围时,这些新构造函数的semi-bent性与Kloosterman和密切相关.并且证明了每一类新构造的含有n个变元的semi-bent函数,都存在一个semi-bent函数的子类,它们的代数次数是n/2.利用Kloosterman和的零点,也给出了小域上semi-bent函数的例子.%Semi-bent functions are a kind of Boolean functions with high nonlinearity. They have important applications in cryptography and communications. This paper gives three classes of semi-bent functions represented by trace. It is shown that the semi-bentness of the new functions is closely related to Kloosterman sums when the values of some parameters are restricted. It is also proved there exists a subclass of semi-bent functions with degree n/2 in each class of the new semi-bent functions on n variables.Several examples of the semi-bent functions in a small field are given by using the zeros of some Kloosterman sums.

  20. Triggering and measuring bent cosmic muon tracks with the Muon Spectrometer barrel for the first time

    Fabio Cerutti

    During the ATLAS barrel toroid stability test, bent cosmic muon tracks were seen for the first time in the ATLAS cavern by means of the ATLAS muon spectrometer. The barrel toroid has been powered at its nominal current (20.5 thousand Amperes) and kept in steady state for more than one day during the weekend of 18-19 November (see a report on this test in the Magnet section). During this test one large sector and part of a small sector of the barrel muon spectrometer were readout and used to detect the cosmic muons tracks bent by the toroidal magnetic field. Thirteen muon stations in the feet sectors (sectors 13 and 14) have been used in this test. The muon stations are formed of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) that were providing the muon trigger, and Monitored Drift Tubes that were used to measure with high accuracy the muon curvature hence their momentum. The Level-1 Barrel trigger chain was based on the Barrel Middle Large chambers equipped with final production modules on both the on-detector and the o...

  1. Cell Area and Strut Distribution Changes of Bent Coronary Stents: A Finite Element Analysis

    ZHAO Yang; WU Wei; YANG Da-zhi; QI Min

    2009-01-01

    Coronary stents are metal coils or mesh tubes delivered to blocked vessels through catheters, which are expanded by balloons to reopen and scaffold target vessels. Recently,special drugs are carried by stents (drug-eluting stents) to further reduce in-stent restenosis rate after stenting procedure. However,continual study on biomechanical characteristics of stents is necessary for better interactions between stents and tissue, or to provide a more suitable drug loading platform for drug-eluting stents. The purpose of this paper is to show how finite element methods can be used to study cell area and strut distribution changes of bent coronary stents. A same bending deformation was applied to two commercial coronary stent models by a rigid curved vessel. Results show that the stent design influenced the changes of cell area and strut distribution under bending situation. The stent with links had more cell area changes at outer curvature, and the stent with peak-peak (><) strut design could have strut contact and overlapping at inner curvature. In conclusion, this finite element method can be used to study and compare cell area and strut distribution changes of bent stents,and to provide a convenient tool for designers in testing and improving biomechanical characteristics of new stents.

  2. Design of the BENT dosimetry system and its application to a nationwide mammography quality assurance program

    The Bureau of Radiological Health has initiated a program called BENT (Breast Exposure: Nationwide Trends). The goal of this program is to assist the practitioner in obtaining diagnostic quality information for a reasonable dose to the patient. The program is designed to be a cooperative effort between the Bureau and State or local radiological health programs. After a State or local program agrees to participate in BENT, four phases are carried out. Phase one determines through a questionnaire which facilities in the State or local jurisdiction perform mammography. Phase two is a mail-out of dosimetry cards for exposure in each machine used for mammography. Phase three is a followup performed by State or local personnel at facilities flagged as being out of the norm by the phase two survey card. Phase four is a repeat of the phase two mail-out of dosimetry cards to determine the impact of the survey. Of particular importance to this paper are the phase two and four dosimetry cards and the phase three followup kit. The purpose of the card is to provide information on the entrance exposure, exit exposure, and beam quality characteristics of the x-ray unit for a craniocaudal view of a medium size, medium density breast. Included with the card is a disposable cardboard spacer used to raise the top of the card 6 cm above the image receptor to simulate the average entrance location of the breast

  3. Measuring the x-ray resolving power of bent potassium acid phthalate diffraction crystals

    Haugh, M. J., E-mail: haughmj@nv.doe.gov; Jacoby, K. D. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Wu, M.; Loisel, G. P. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 (United States)

    2014-11-15

    This report presents the results from measuring the X-ray resolving power of a curved potassium acid phthalate (KAP(001)) spectrometer crystal using two independent methods. It is part of a continuing effort to measure the fundamental diffraction properties of bent crystals that are used to study various characteristics of high temperature plasmas. Bent crystals like KAP(001) do not usually have the same diffraction properties as corresponding flat crystals. Models that do exist to calculate the effect of bending the crystal on the diffraction properties have simplifying assumptions and their accuracy limits have not been adequately determined. The type of crystals that we measured is being used in a spectrometer on the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first technique for measuring the crystal resolving power measures the X-ray spectral line width of the characteristic lines from several metal anodes. The second method uses a diode X-ray source and a double crystal diffractometer arrangement to measure the reflectivity curve of the KAP(001) crystal. The width of that curve is inversely proportional to the crystal resolving power. The measurement results are analyzed and discussed.

  4. Measuring the X-ray Resolving Power of Bent Potassium Acid Phthalate Diffraction Crystals

    Haugh, M. J. [NSTec; Wu, M. [SNL; Jacoby, K. D. [NSTec; Loisel, G. P. [SNL

    2014-11-01

    This report presents the results from measuring the X-ray resolving power of a curved potassium acid phthalate (KAP(001)) spectrometer crystal using two independent methods. It is part of a continuing effort to measure the fundamental diffraction properties of bent crystals that are used to study various characteristics of high temperature plasmas. Bent crystals like KAP(001) do not usually have the same diffraction properties as corresponding flat crystals. Models that do exist to calculate the effect of bending the crystal on the diffraction properties have simplifying assumptions and their accuracy limits have not been adequately determined. The type of crystals that we measured is being used in a spectrometer on the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, NM. The first technique for measuring the crystal resolving power measures the X-ray spectral line width of the characteristic lines from several metal anodes. The second method uses a diode X-ray source and a dual goniometer arrangement to measure the reflectivity curve of the KAP(001) crystal. The width of that curve is inversely proportional to the crystal resolving power. The measurement results are analyzed and discussed.

  5. Bent CNN bond of diazo compounds, RR'(Cdbnd N+dbnd N-)

    Akita, Motoko; Takahashi, Mai; Kobayashi, Keiji; Hayashi, Naoto; Tukada, Hideyuki

    2013-02-01

    The reaction of ninhydrin with benzophenone hydrazone afforded 2-diazo-3-diphenylmethylenehydrazono-1-indanone 1 and 2-diazo-1,3-bis(diphenylmethylenehydrazono)indan 2. X-ray crystal structure analyses of these products showed that the diazo functional group Cdbnd N+dbnd N- of 1 is bent by 172.9°, while that of 2 has a linear geometry. The crystal structure data of diazo compounds have been retrieved from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), which hit 177 entries to indicate that the angle of 172.9° in 1 lies in one of the most bent structures. The CSD search also indicated that diazo compounds consisting of a distorted diazo carbon tend to bend the Cdbnd N+dbnd N- bond. On the basis of DFT calculations (B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p)) of model compounds, it was revealed that the bending of the CNN bond is principally induced by steric factors and that the neighboring carbonyl group also plays a role in bending toward the carbonyl side owing to an electrostatic attractive interaction. The potential surface along the path of Cdbnd N+dbnd N- bending in 2-diazopropane shows a significantly shallow profile with only 4 kcal/mol needed to bend the Cdbnd N+dbnd N- bond from 180° to 160°. Thus, the bending of the diazo group in 1 is reasonable as it is provided with all of the factors for facile bending disclosed in this investigation.

  6. Nanostructures of liquid crystal phases in mixtures of bent-core and rod-shaped molecules

    We report small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) studies of isotropic, nematic, and smectic mesophases formed by binary mixtures of bent-core (BC) and rod-shaped (RS) molecules. While optical studies indicate that the components are fully miscible, SAXS reveals fascinating structures that are consistent with segregation on a nanoscopic scale. We find that tilted smectic clusters, which have been previously reported in both the nematic and isotropic states of the pure BC materials, are also present in mixtures with up to 50 wt% of the RS compound; this is consistent with previous dielectric and flexoelectric studies on such mixtures. Unexpectedly in this concentration range the clusters are present in the isotropic and in the induced smectic phase range, as well as throughout the nematic phase. The results in the smectic phase also reveal complex layering phenomena, providing important insight into the interaction between bent and rod-shaped molecules. These studies will be crucial in the design of promising new functional nanomaterials.

  7. Bent-Tailed Radio Sources in the Australia Telescope Large Area Survey of the Chandra Deep Field-South

    Dehghan, Siamak; Johnston-Hollitt, Melanie; Franzen, Thomas M. O.; Norris, Ray P.; Miller, Neal A.

    2014-01-01

    Using the 1.4 GHz Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS), supplemented with the 1.4 GHz Very Large Array images, we undertook a search for bent-tailed (BT) radio galaxies in the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDFS). Here we present a catalog of 56 detections, which include 45 bent-tailed sources, four diffuse low-surface-brightness objects (one relic, two halos, and one unclassified object), and a further seven complex, multi-component sources. We report BT sources with rest-frame powers in...

  8. The Signs B [Image Omitted] and B-Bent [Image Omitted] in Israeli Sign Language According to the Theory of Phonology as Human Behavior

    Fuks, Orit; Tobin, Yishai

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the present research is to examine which of the two factors: (1) the iconic-semiotic factor; or (2) the human-phonetic factor is more relevant in explaining the appearance and distribution of the hand shape B-bent in Israeli Sign Language (ISL). The B-bent shape has been the subject of much attention in sign language research…

  9. Long-Lived Triplet Excited States of Bent-Shaped Pentacene Dimers by Intramolecular Singlet Fission.

    Sakuma, Takao; Sakai, Hayato; Araki, Yasuyuki; Mori, Tadashi; Wada, Takehiko; Tkachenko, Nikolai V; Hasobe, Taku

    2016-03-24

    Intramolecular singlet fission (ISF) is a promising photophysical process to construct more efficient light energy conversion systems as one excited singlet state converts into two excited triplet states. Herein we synthesized and evaluated bent-shaped pentacene dimers as a prototype of ISF to reveal intrinsic characters of triplet states (e.g., lifetimes of triplet excited states). In this study, meta-phenylene-bridged TIPS-pentacene dimer (PcD-3Ph) and 2,2'-bipheynyl bridged TIPS-pentacene dimer (PcD-Biph) were newly synthesized as bent-shaped dimers. In the steady-state spectroscopy, absorption and emission bands of these dimers were fully characterized, suggesting the appropriate degree of electronic coupling between pentacene moieties in these dimers. In addition, the electrochemical measurements were also performed to check the electronic interaction between two pentacene moieties. Whereas the successive two oxidation peaks owing to the delocalization were observed in a directly linked-pentacene dimer (PcD) by a single bond, the cyclic voltammograms in PcD-Biph and PcD-3Ph implied the weaker interaction compared to that of p-phenylene-bridged TIPS-pentacene dimer (PcD-4Ph) and PcD. The femtosecond and nanosecond transient absorption spectra clearly revealed the slower ISF process in bent-shaped pentacene dimers (PcD-Biph and PcD-3Ph), more notably, the slower relaxation of the excited triplet states in PcD-Biph and PcD-3Ph. Namely, the quantum yields of triplet states (ΦT) by ISF approximately remain constant (ca. 180-200%) in all dimer systems, whereas the lifetimes of the triplet excited states became much longer (up to 360 ns) in PcD-Biph as compared to PcD-4Ph (15 ns). Additionally, the lifetimes of the corresponding triplet states in PcD-Biph and PcD-3Ph were sufficiently affected by solvent viscosity. In particular, the lifetimes of PcD-Biph triplet state in THF/paraffin (1.0 μs) increased up to approximately three times as compared to that in THF

  10. Simulation and experimental research of x-ray toroidally bent crystal imaging with laser-produced plasma

    Xinyi, Wang; Shali, Xiao; jian, Lu; Yufen, Wu; Jun, Shi; Jiayu, Qian; Shenye, Liu; Minxi, Wei; Bolun, Chen

    2016-04-01

    Based on the Bragg law and imaging principle of bent crystal, the imaging properties of the monochromic backlighting system with a toroidally bent crystal were studied via ray-tracing simulations and experiments. Comparison experiments with both toroidally and spherically bent crystals using a Cr line as the backlighter were performed, showing that using toroidally bent crystal, a 2D image with the same magnifications in meridional and sagittal directions can be obtained with higher spatial resolution. Experiments with laser-produced plasmas using Mica crystal were carried out on the Shenguang II laser facility. Five laser beams were focused onto a Ti planar target producing a line at 4.75 keV as the backlighter and an image of a metal grid with size of 200 μm  ×  200 μm was recorded with an x-ray image plate. A spatial resolution of 40 μm was demonstrated with a magnification of 3 due to the restriction of the target chamber size. 10 μm spatial resolution might be possible if the detector can be located outside the chamber to enlarge the magnification.

  11. Cryptanalysis of a modified encryption scheme based on bent Boolean function and feedback with carry shift register

    Stoyanov, B. P.; Kordov, K. M.

    2013-10-01

    We propose a modified encryption scheme based on 256 bit bent Boolean function and Feedback with Carry Shift Register. We estimated the output bits properties by the NIST, DIEHARD and ENT test packages. The results of the cryptanalysis show that the new cryptographic scheme provides an exclusive level of data security.

  12. Bent induced refractive index profile variation and mode field distribution of step-index multimode optical fiber

    Sokkar, T. Z. N.; Ramadan, W. A.; Shams El-Din, M. A.; Wahba, H. H.; Aboleneen, S. S.

    2014-02-01

    The effect of bending of step-index optical fiber on its refractive index profile and the mode field distribution were investigated. An enhanced slab model is suggested in this investigation. A qualitative study has been done on a bent step-index optical fiber. A very small radius of bending curvature (R) has been reached, practically R is 9.25 mm. In this case a dramatic change of the refractive index profile has been observed with an induced birefringence. The refractive index profile is recovered from the interferograms which were generated by Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The interferogram has been analyzed using advanced image analyses software. We have proposed another approach to calculate the refractive index profile of bent optical fiber. In this approach the fiber is divided into layers and slabs, simultaneously. The induced refractive index profile variation of the bent optical fiber, for parallel and perpendicular components of the light beam, is calculated considering the refraction of the light beam traversing the fiber. The mode field distribution and mode numbers in these two directions of polarizations are determined for both straight and bent fibers.

  13. Hidden diversity in bent-winged bats (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) of the Western Palaearctic and adjacent regions: implications for taxonomy

    Šrámek, J.; Gvoždík, Václav; Benda, P.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 167, č. 1 (2013), s. 165-190. ISSN 0024-4082 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA206/09/0888 Keywords : Arabia * bent-winged bats * cryptic species Subject RIV: EG - Zoology Impact factor: 2.658, year: 2013

  14. Liquid crystal display modes in a nontilted bent-core biaxial smectic liquid crystal

    Nagaraj, Mamatha; Panarin, Y. P.; Vij, J. K.; Keith, C.; Tschierske, C.

    2010-11-01

    Liquid crystal display (LCD) modes associated with the rotation of the secondary director in nontilted, biaxial smectic phase of an achiral bent-core compound are demonstrated. For LCDs, we find that at least four display modes are possible using SmAPA phase of the studied material, in which the minor directors in adjacent layers are aligned antiferroelectrically. The advantages of these modes include low driving field (1-2 V/μm), high contrast ratio 1000:1, relatively fast switching time of 0.5 ms and continuous gray scale. The molecular short axis or the polar axis in a negative dielectric, biaxial material is oriented by the in-plane electric field by a combination dielectric biaxiality and polarity at low electric fields and polarity at higher fields.

  15. Determination of Constant Strain Gradients of Elastically Bent Crystal Using X-ray Mirage Fringes

    Jongsukswat, Sukswat; Fukamachi, Tomoe; Hirano, Kenji; Ju, Dongying; Negishi, Riichirou; Shimojo, Masayuki; Hirano, Keiichi; Kawamura, Takaaki

    2012-07-01

    Two experimental approaches are studied to determine a parameter of the strain gradient in an elastically bent crystal. In one approach, the parameter is determined by measuring the third peak of the X-ray mirage interference fringes and in the other, by measuring the region where no mirage diffraction beam reaches on the lateral surface of the crystal. Using the X-rays from synchrotron radiation, the mirage fringes have been observed in the 220 reflection of the Si crystal whose strain is controlled in cantilever bending. These two approaches both give accurate values of the parameter of the strain gradient, showing good agreement with the values calculated using elastic theory. In addition, the residual strain due to gravity is observed by measuring mirage fringes when the bending force becomes zero.

  16. Bent bone dysplasia (BBD)-FGFR2 type: the radiologic manifestations in early gestation

    Handa, Atsuhiko; Okajima, Yuka; Kurihara, Yasuyuki [St. Luke' s International Hospital, Department of Radiology, Tokyo (Japan); Izumi, Noriko; Yamanaka, Michiko [St. Luke' s International Hospital, Department of Integrated Women' s Health, Tokyo (Japan)

    2016-02-15

    Bent bone dysplasia-fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 type (BBD-FGFR2) is a recently identified skeletal dysplasia caused by specific FGFR2 mutations, characterized by craniosynostosis and prenatal bowing of the long bones. Only a few cases have been published. We report an affected fetus terminated at 21 weeks of gestation. The clinical and radiologic manifestations mostly recapitulate previous descriptions; however we suggest additional hallmarks of this disorder in early gestation. These hallmarks include distinctive short, thick clavicles and wavy ribs, as well as vertebral bodies that showed striking anteroposterior shortening. Femoral fractures were also present in our case. Although craniosynostosis is a hallmark of the disease, clinicians should be aware that craniosynostosis might not be readily apparent on plain films early in gestation. (orig.)

  17. Homeotropic orientation of a nematic liquid crystal by bent-core molecules adsorbed on its surface

    Hwang, Jiyong; Yang, Seungbin; Lee, Hyojin; Kim, Jongyoon; Lee, Ji-Hoon; Kang, Shin-Woong; Choi, E.-Joon

    2015-06-01

    We reported the promotion of a homeotropic alignment of a nematic liquid crystal (NLC) by bent-core liquid-crystal (BLC) Molecules adsorbed its surface. The BLC was mixed at various concentrations with the NLC, and the mixtures were injected into an empty cell with a cell gap of 13 μm. Although the pure NLC showed a heterogeneous orientation, the BLC-NLC mixture was gradually transformed to a homeotropic alignment with increasing concentration of the BLC. We investigated the surface topography of the samples by using an atomic force microscopy (AFM) and found that the BLC molecules were segregated into a polyimide (PI) surface and formed protrusion domains with diameters of 50-100 nm. The BLC protrusions might promote the homeotropic orientation of the NLC molecules.

  18. CRYSTAL simulation code and modeling of coherent effects in a bent crystal at the LHC

    Sytov, A.I., E-mail: alex_sytov@mail.ru [Research Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University, Bobruiskaya str., 11, 220030 Minsk (Belarus); INFN Sezione di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Università di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara (Italy); Tikhomirov, V.V., E-mail: vvtikh@mail.ru [Research Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University, Bobruiskaya str., 11, 220030 Minsk (Belarus)

    2015-07-15

    A CRYSTAL simulation code for particle tracking in crystals is introduced. Its essence consists in both adequate and fast sampling of proton trajectories in crystals which is crucial for both correct description of experiments and quantitative prediction of new effects. The H8 single-pass experiment at the CERN SPS as well as 7 TeV proton deflection by a bent crystal at the LHC are simulated. We predict the existence of dechanneling peaks corresponding to the planar channeling oscillations as well as describe the possibility of their observation at high energies, specifically at the LHC energy. An effect of excess over the amorphous level of ionization losses in the channeling mode was also found at 7 TeV.

  19. Rovibrational effects on nuclear shielding of apex nuclei in bent molecules

    The isotope shifts of non-end nuclei with lone pairs are generally larger than those of nuclei without lone pairs. Using the bent triatomic molecule as a prototype, we examine the mass and temperature dependence of the mean bond angle deformation and the mean displacement along a bond due to centrifugal stretching and anharmonic vibration. We find that the temperature dependence of determines whether the temperature dependence of the shielding of the apex nucleus will be normal [(dsigma0/dT) in the hydrides can lead to opposing temperature effects on shielding while the mass effects lead to normal isotope shifts. We performed similar calculations for the trigonal pyramidal molecules in order to explain the observed abnormal temperature dependence of the 15N and 31P nuclear shielding in NH3 and PH3

  20. Modified method for registration of particle deflection by a bent crystal

    Afanasiev, S.V.; Kovalenko, A.D.; Kuznetsov, V.N.; Romanov, S.V.; Saifulin, Sh.Z.; Taratin, A.M. E-mail: taratin@sunhe.jinr.ru; Volkov, V.I.; Voevodin, M.A.; Boiko, V.V

    2005-01-01

    A modified method for registration of particle deflection by a bent crystal was proposed and studied at the external proton beam of the Nuclotron. A telescope of scintillation counters was placed at an angle that was smaller than the crystal bending angle. The count dependence of the telescope on the crystal orientation was formed by the particles, which passed in channeling states only some part of the crystal length. Two maximums were observed in the dependencies due to particles captured into the channeling states at the crystal surface and in the crystal volume. This allows to receive, using the telescope and high-intensity beams, a useful data about the particle channeling and the crystal what usually demands more complicated registration by means of coordinate detectors. The proposed method can be useful for the investigation of particle deflection by the crystals, in which the particle channeling length is small because of some lattice defects.

  1. Energy loss distributions of 7 TeV protons channeled in a bent silicon crystals

    Stojanov Nace

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The energy loss distributions of relativistic protons axially channeled through the bent Si crystals, with the constant curvature radius, R = 50 m, are studied here. The proton energy is 7 TeV and the thickness of the crystal is varied from 1 mm to 5 mm, which corresponds to the reduced crystal thickness, L, from 2.1 to 10.6, respectively. The proton energy was chosen in accordance with the large hadron collider project, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. The energy loss distributions of the channeled protons were generated by the computer simulation method using the numerical solution of the proton equations of motion in the transverse plane. Dispersion of the proton scattering angle caused by its collisions with the crystal’s electrons was taken into account. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. III 45006

  2. Bent crystal extraction from a 100 TeV proton collider

    The crystal-assisted extraction of particles from high-energy proton colliders is discussed. The results corresponding to the beam energy of 50 TeV are presented in more detail due to the FCC design study started at CERN. It is suggested to produce a horizontal dogleg with the Lambertson magnet in a straight section of the collider. In this case the vertical deflection of about 100 μrad or even smaller in a bent crystal may be sufficient for the collider beam halo extraction. The optimal parameters of the crystal deflector and the extraction efficiency of a natural collider beam halo were estimated by simulation. The halo extraction may provide both the collimation for the collider and external beams for fixed target physics

  3. Bent Shaped 1,3,4-Oxadiazole/Thiadiazole heterocyclic rings containing liquid crystals

    Chinnaiyan Selvarasu; Palaninathan Kannan

    2015-10-01

    Two series of bent shaped 1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole heterocyclic ring containing liquid crystalline (LC) compounds were synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, 1H, 13C-NMR and ESI-Mass spectro-scopic techniques. Liquid crystal properties were investigated by polarized optical microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. All the compounds exhibited mesophases such as nematic, smectic A and smectic C phases. The liquid crystalline effects were ascertained by changing the central atom in the heterocyclic ring and by increasing the length of the terminal alkyloxy chains which bring considerable improvements on the mesomorphic properties. The absorption and emission spectral studies of all the compounds were investigated and confirmed.

  4. Analytic study of some excited state effects in a slightly bent Renner-Teller molecule

    Vertesi, T [Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-4001 Debrecen, PO Box 51 (Hungary); Englman, R [Soreq NRC, Yavne 81800 (Israel)

    2008-01-28

    The two lowest electronic states (arising from X{sup 2}{pi}{sub u}) are treated analytically with inclusion of excited state effects in a slightly bent Renner-Teller acetylene molecular ion. The aim is to explain the anomalous values of approximately {pi} for the integrated non-adiabatic coupling term (NACT), recently obtained by ab initio calculations, as, e.g., in Halasz et al (2007 J. Chem. Phys. 126 154309). These occur when the molecular path twice coincides with symmetrically placed positions of degeneracies (conical intersections). However, the admixture of excited states into X{sup 2}{pi}{sub u} removes these coincidences, creates two aligned conical intersections in a planar arrangement and perturbationally reduces the integrated NACT from its value of {pi}.

  5. Analytic study of some excited state effects in a slightly bent Renner Teller molecule

    Vértesi, T.; Englman, R.

    2008-01-01

    The two lowest electronic states (arising from X2Πu) are treated analytically with inclusion of excited state effects in a slightly bent Renner-Teller acetylene molecular ion. The aim is to explain the anomalous values of approximately π for the integrated non-adiabatic coupling term (NACT), recently obtained by ab initio calculations, as, e.g., in Halász et al (2007 J. Chem. Phys. 126 154309). These occur when the molecular path twice coincides with symmetrically placed positions of degeneracies (conical intersections). However, the admixture of excited states into X2Πu removes these coincidences, creates two aligned conical intersections in a planar arrangement and perturbationally reduces the integrated NACT from its value of π.

  6. Especies bentónicas de Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda presentes en el litoral del norte peruano

    Katia Nakamura

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo muestra las especies bentónicas de Opisthobranchia registradas para el norte del Perú. El trabajo se basa en la recopilación de la literatura científica disponible para el área de interés. Se presentan las 17 especies reportadas para dicha zona, clasificadas dentro del Grupo Informal Opisthobranchia en 6 clados, 12 familias y 14 géneros. A pesar del alto potencial de diversidad que se le otorga a la costa norte peruana, el número de especies registradas es bajo, debido principalmente al escaso número de exploraciones e investigaciones realizadas.

  7. An investigation of wall thinning and cross sectional geometry change of bent tube of small diameters

    Van, Nguyen Dang; Ihn, Namgung [KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    The ununiformed deformation of cross section of bent tube also occurs, which is not perfectly circular and uniform but a significant ovality can result in from the fabrication process. In this study, an investigation of the deformation profile of bent tube such as wall thickening/thinning and cross-sectional distortion in cold bending process will be performed. The finite element model, using ANSYS 14.5, is developed and simulated the bending process. The results will be investigated for any change of diameter and circularity perpendicular to the bending axis. The analyses showed that the change of wall thickness of tube will happen in bending process. Consequently, the bend region of tube appears thicker wall at intrados and thinner wall at extrados. Moreover, bending process affects the ovality of tube cross section at bend region. From these results, wall thinning and cross-sectional ovality change need to be considered in the application and design of tube. In case of ICI guide tube, the inner circularity very important since ICI probe has to pass through the bend elbow, and any deviation from the tolerance causes stuck of ICI probe in the bend region. This is one of the particular applications where geometric deviations need to be carefully monitored. In fluid application of tube, the thinning is more of concern than the ovality of cross section. Hence there is also limit on how much wall thinning be allowed. The simulation presented in this paper is focused on the estimation of geometric variation resulted in bending process of tube with typical bending process.

  8. Monte Carlo N-Particle Tracking of Ultrafine Particle Flow in Bent Micro-Tubes

    Casella, Andrew M.; Loyalka, Sudarsham K.

    2016-02-16

    The problem of large pressure-differential driven laminar convective-diffusive ultrafine aerosol flow through bent micro-tubes is of interest in several contemporary research areas including; release of contents from pressurized containment vessels, aerosol sampling equipment, advanced scientific instruments, gas-phase micro-heat exchangers, and microfluidic devices. In each of these areas, the predominant problem is the determination of the fraction of particles entering the micro-tube that is deposited within the tube and the fraction that is transmitted through. Due to the extensive parameter restrictions of this class of problems, a Lagrangian particle tracking method making use of the coupling of the analytical stream line solutions of Dean and the simplified Langevin equation is quite a useful tool in problem characterization. This method is a direct analog to the Monte Carlo N-Particle method of particle transport extensively used in nuclear physics and engineering. In this work, 10 nm diameter particles with a density of 1 g/cm3 are tracked within micro-tubes with toroidal bends with pressure differentials ranging between 0.2175 and 0.87 atmospheres. The tubes have radii of 25 microns and 50 microns and the radius of curvature is between 1 m and 0.3183 cm. The carrier gas is helium, and temperatures of 298 K and 558 K are considered. Numerical convergence is considered as a function of time step size and of the number of particles per simulation. Particle transmission rates and deposition patterns within the bent micro-tubes are calculated.

  9. Energy loss distributions of 7 TeV protons axially channeled in the bent Si crystal

    Stojanov, Nace; Petrović, Srdjan

    2016-04-01

    In this article, the energy loss distributions of relativistic protons axially channeled in the bent Si crystal are studied. The crystal thickness is equal to 1 mm, which corresponds to the reduced crystal thickness, Λ, equal to 1.22, whereas the bending angle, α, was varied from 0 to 30 μrad. The proton energy of 7 TeV was chosen in accordance with the concept of using the bent crystals as a tool for selective deflection of the beam halo particles from the LUA9 experiment at LHC. For the continuum interaction potential of the proton and the crystal the Molière's expression was used and the energy loss of a proton was calculated by applying the trajectory dependent stopping power model. Further, the uncertainness of the scattering angle of the proton caused by its collisions with the electrons of the crystal and the divergence of the proton beam were taken into account. The energy loss distribution of the channeled protons was obtained via the numerical solution of the proton equations of motion in the transverse plane and the computer simulation method. The analysis of the obtained theoretical data shows that the shape of the energy loss distribution strongly depends on the horizontal or vertical direction of the curvature of the crystal. The number of dechanneled protons as a function of the bending angle also strongly depends on the direction of the crystal's curvature. As a result, the dechanneling rates and ranges, obtained from the Gompertz type sigmoidal fitting functions, have different sets of values for different bending orientations. We have also studied the influence of the proton beam divergence on the energy loss distribution of channeled protons.

  10. On the Distribution of Correlation Values of Multiple Bent Sequence Sets%关于多重 Bent序列集相关值分布的研究

    常祖领; 丁亚男

    2015-01-01

    The method of constructing multiple bent sequence sets was studied and the distribution of cor-relation values of multiple bent sequences was clearly provided by using algebraic method.By choosing appropriate bent functions, the multiple bent sequence sets with good correlation were constructed, and some existing results were corrected.%对多重bent序列集的构造方法进行研究,运用代数方法明确给出了多重bent序列集之间互相关值的分布.通过选取合适的bent函数,构造出互相关性较好的多重bent函数序列集,修正了一些已有的结果.

  11. Focusing effect of bent GaAs crystals for gamma-ray Laue lenses: Monte Carlo and experimental results

    Virgilli, E; Rosati, P; Bonnini, E; Buffagni, E; Ferrari, C; Stephen, J B; Caroli, E; Auricchio, N; Basili, A; Silvestri, S

    2015-01-01

    We report on results of observation of the focusing effect from the planes (220) of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) crystals. We have compared the experimental results with the simulations of the focusing capability of GaAs tiles through a developed Monte Carlo. The GaAs tiles were bent using a lapping process developed at the cnr/imem - Parma (Italy) in the framework of the laue project, funded by ASI, dedicated to build a broad band Laue lens prototype for astrophysical applications in the hard X-/soft gamma-ray energy range (80-600 keV). We present and discuss the results obtained from their characterization, mainly in terms of focusing capability. Bent crystals will significantly increase the signal to noise ratio of a telescope based on a Laue lens, consequently leading to an unprecedented enhancement of sensitivity with respect to the present non focusing instrumentation.

  12. Focusing effect of bent GaAs crystals for γ-ray Laue lenses: Monte Carlo and experimental results

    Virgilli, E.; Frontera, F.; Rosati, P.; Bonnini, E.; Buffagni, E.; Ferrari, C.; Stephen, J. B.; Caroli, E.; Auricchio, N.; Basili, A.; Silvestri, S.

    2016-02-01

    We report on results of observation of the focusing effect from the planes (220) of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) crystals. We have compared the experimental results with the Monte Carlo simulations of the focusing capability of GaAs tiles performed with a dedicated ray-tracer. The GaAs tiles were bent using a lapping process developed at the cnr/imem - Parma (Italy) in the framework of the laue project, funded by ASI, dedicated to build a broad band Laue lens prototype for astrophysical applications in the hard X-/soft γ-ray energy range (80-600 keV). We present and discuss the results obtained from their characterization, mainly in terms of focusing capability. Bent crystals will significantly increase the signal to noise ratio of a telescope based on a Laue lens, consequently leading to an unprecedented enhancement of sensitivity with respect to the present non focusing instrumentation.

  13. Sistemática de Foraminíferos Bentónicos de playa Gómez isla Gorgona

    Londoño de Hoyos Concha

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available One hundred species of benthonic Foraminifera grouped in 46 genera, 22 families, 9 superfamilies and 3 suborders were identified. The total number of individuals studied was 1.445; according to the data repported by the literature on benthonic Foraminifera, 77% of the individuals studied could be considered as in sifu fauna, the rernaining 23% are considered as displaced tests.Se identificaron 100 especies de foraminíferos bentónicos, agrupados en 46 géneros, 22 familias, 9 superfamilias y 3 subórdenes. El total de individuos estudiados es de 1.44'5; un 77% de ellos, de acuerdo con los registros en la literatura sobre distribución de foraminíferos bentónicos, se pueden considerar
    como fauna in situ, el 23% restante se considera como caparazones desplazados.

  14. Synthesis and mesomorphic behaviour of achiral four-ring unsymmetrical bent-core liquid crystals: Nematic phases

    Paul, Manoj Kumar; Kalita, Gayatri; Laskar, Atiqur Rahman; Debnath, Somen; Gude, Venkatesh; Sarkar, Dipika Debnath; Mohiuddin, Golam; Varshney, Sanjay Kumar; Nandiraju Rao, V. S.

    2013-10-01

    Achiral four ring unsymmetrical bent-core liquid crystals derived from 3-amino-2-methylbenzoic acid have been designed and synthesized with an imine, ester and photochromic azo linking moieties. These hockey-stick shape resembling bent molecules possess an alkoxy chain at one end of the molecule and methyl or methoxy group at the other end. The synthesis, phase transition temperatures and characterization of phase behaviour are discussed. The molecular structure characterization is consistent with data from elemental and spectroscopic analysis. The materials thermal behaviour and phase characterization have been investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and polarizing optical microscopy. All these compounds exhibit enantiotropic nematic phase over wide temperature range. Stable supercooling of nematic phase has been observed in methoxy homologues. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to obtain the stable molecular conformation, polarizability, dipole moment, Highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO), Lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) energies and bending angle of the compound.

  15. Relaxation of axially confined 400 GeV/c protons to planar channeling in a bent crystal

    Bandiera, L.; Mazzolari, A.; Bagli, E.; Germogli, G.; Guidi, V. [Universita di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Fisica, Ferrara (Italy); INFN, Ferrara (Italy); Sytov, A. [Universita di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Fisica, Ferrara (Italy); Belarusian State University, Research Institute for Nuclear Problems, Minsk (Belarus); INFN, Ferrara (Italy); Kirillin, I.V. [National Science Center ' ' Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology' ' , Akhiezer Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kharkov (Ukraine); Shul' ga, N.F. [National Science Center ' ' Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology' ' , Akhiezer Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kharkov (Ukraine); V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, Kharkov (Ukraine); Berra, A.; Lietti, D.; Prest, M. [Universita dell' Insubria, Como (Italy); INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Milan (Italy); De Salvador, D. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Fisica, Padua (Italy); Vallazza, E. [INFN Sezione di Trieste, Trieste (Italy)

    2016-02-15

    An investigation on the mechanism of relaxation of axially confined 400 GeV/c protons to planar channeling in a bent crystal was carried out at the extracted line H8 from CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. The experimental results were critically compared to computer simulations, showing a good agreement. We identified a necessary condition for the exploitation of axial confinement or its relaxation for particle beam manipulation in high-energy accelerators. We introduce the idea of using a short bent crystal, aligned with one of its main axis to the beam direction, as a beam steerer or a beam splitter with adjustable intensity in the field of particle accelerators. In particular, in the latter case, a complete relaxation from axial confinement to planar channeling takes place, resulting in beam splitting into the two strongest skew planar channels. (orig.)

  16. Relaxation of axially confined 400 GeV/c protons to planar channeling in a bent crystal

    Bandiera, L; Bagli, E; Germogli, G; Guidi, V; Sytov, A; Kirillin, I V; Shul'ga, N F; Berra, A; Lietti, D; Prest, M; De Salvador, D; Vallazza, E

    2016-01-01

    An investigation on the mechanism of relaxation of axially confined 400 GeV/c protons to planar channeling in a bent crystal was carried out at the extracted line H8 from CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. The experimental results were critically compared to computer simulations, showing a good agreement. We firmly individuated a necessary condition for the exploitation of axial confinement or its relaxation for particle beam manipulation in high-energy accelerators. We demonstrated that with a short bent crystal, aligned with one of its main axis to the beam direction, it is possible to realize either a total beam steerer or a beam splitter with adjustable intensity. In particular, in the latter case, a complete relaxation from axial confinement to planar channeling takes place, resulting in beam splitting into the two strongest skew planar channels.

  17. First observation of multiple volume reflection by different planes in one bent silicon crystal for high-energy protons

    Scandale, E; Bagli, E; Baricordi, S; Dalpiaz, P; Fiorini, M; Guidi, V; Mazzolari, A; Vincenzi, D; Milan, R; Della Mea, Gianantonio; Vallazza, E; Afonin, A G; Chesnokov, Yu A; Maisheev, V A; Yazynin, I A; Golovatyuk, V M; Kovalenko, A D; Taratin, A M; Denisov, A S; Gavrikov, Yu A; Ivanov, Yu M; Lapina, L P; Malyarenko, L G; Skorobogatov, V V; Suvorov, V M; Vavilov, S A; Bolognini, D; Hasan, S; Mattera, A; Prest, M; Tikhomirovl, V V

    2009-01-01

    Multiple volume reflection by different planes in a bent silicon crystal with its 111 axis orientation close to the beam direction was observed for the first time for 400 GeV/c protons at the CERN SPS. The proton beam was deflected to the side opposite to the crystal bend by an angle of about 67 μrad, which is five times larger than in a single volume reflection by the (110) bent planes. The registered efficiency of one side deflection was about 84%. It was shown that multiple volume reflection transforms to a single volume reflection when the orientation angle of the 111 axis relative to the beam direction is increased

  18. Error Characteristics of Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flowmeters Depending on Location of Sensors and Downstream Straight Run of Bent Pipe

    Lee, Dong Keun; Cho, Yong [Korea Water Resources Corporation, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-08-15

    Flowmeters that measure the amount of fluid passing through conduits must kept accurate by comparison and the periodic calibration. The reference meters used are clamp-on meters that mount sensors on the outer wall of the pipe. They are called 1-path, 2-path or 4-path flowmeters depending on the number of sensors. We selected a flowmeter mainly used for K-water as test a flowmeter. We carried out experiments to find the intrinsic error of the flowmeter and errors in the downstream of a double bent pipe. The results show that there are the sensor locations that meet the tolerance. We suggested the angle of the sensor, the straight run from the downstream of the bent pipe and the number of sensors. So it is possible to improve the water treatment process and increase the accounted water rate by upgraded flow measurement technology.

  19. Relaxation of axially confined 400 GeV/c protons to planar channeling in a bent crystal

    Bandiera, L.; Mazzolari, A.; Bagli, E.; Germogli, G.; Guidi, V.; Sytov, A.; Kirillin, I. V.; Shul'ga, N. F.; Berra, A.; Lietti, D.; Prest, M.; De Salvador, D.; Vallazza, E.

    2016-02-01

    An investigation on the mechanism of relaxation of axially confined 400 GeV/c protons to planar channeling in a bent crystal was carried out at the extracted line H8 from CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. The experimental results were critically compared to computer simulations, showing a good agreement. We identified a necessary condition for the exploitation of axial confinement or its relaxation for particle beam manipulation in high-energy accelerators. We introduce the idea of using a short bent crystal, aligned with one of its main axis to the beam direction, as a beam steerer or a beam splitter with adjustable intensity in the field of particle accelerators. In particular, in the latter case, a complete relaxation from axial confinement to planar channeling takes place, resulting in beam splitting into the two strongest skew planar channels.

  20. A Class of Hyper-Bent Functions Characterized by Kloosterman Sums%利用Kloosterman和刻画一类超Bent函数

    唐春明; 亓延峰; 徐茂智

    2015-01-01

    Hyper-Bent functions as a subclass of Bent functions can be applied to coding theory , communication and cryptography .This paper considers a class of Boolean functions with Dillon exponents , characterizes these functions with exponential sums , and presents the link of hyper-Bentness of these hyper-Bent functions with Kloosterman sums and cubic sums .For some special cases , we present the concrete characterization of these hyper-Bent functions with special values of Kloosterman sums and cubic sums , and give some concrete examples of hyper-Bent functions .From our method , many hyper-Bent functions can be given.That enriches the theory of hyper-Bent functions.%超Bent函数是一类具有特殊性质的Bent函数,在编码、通信和密码学中都有着重要的应用。该文研究一类Dillon型布尔函数,使用指数和给出了此类函数的超Bent性刻画,并建立此类函数的超Bent性与Kloosterman和,三次和之间的联系。在一些特殊情形下,具体考虑此类函数的超Bent性的刻画,使用Kloosterman和以及三次和的一些特殊值来刻画这些函数的超Bent性,并给出了一些具体超Bent函数的例子,方便地给出许多超Bent函数,从而丰富和发展了超Bent函数理论。

  1. Domain Walls and Anchoring Transitions Mimicking Nematic Biaxiality in the Oxadiazole Bent-Core Liquid Crystal C7

    Kim, Young-Ki; Cukrov, Greta; Xiang, Jie; Shin, Sung-Tae; Lavrentovich, Oleg D.

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the origin of secondary disclinations that were recently described as a new evidence of a biaxial nematic phase in an oxadiazole bent-core thermotropic liquid crystal C7. With an assortment of optical techniques such as polarizing optical microscopy, LC PolScope, and fluorescence confocal polarizing microscopy, we demonstrate that the secondary disclinations represent non-singular domain walls formed in an uniaxial nematic during the surface anchoring transition, in which surfa...

  2. Unusual polymorphism in new bent-shaped liquid crystals based on biphenyl as a central molecular core

    Kovářová, A.; Světlík, S.; Kozmik, V.; Svoboda, J.; Novotná, Vladimíra; Pociecha, D.; Gorecka, E.; Podoliak, Natalia

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 10, Apr (2014), s. 794-807. ISSN 1860-5397 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-14133S; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/0723 Grant ostatní: AVČR(CZ) M100101211 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : bent-shaped * biphenyl core * liquid crystals * mesomorphic behaviour * SmCG phase Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials Impact factor: 2.762, year: 2014

  3. Computational fluid dynamics study of liquid droplet impingement erosion in the inner wall of a bent pipe

    The bent pipe wall thinning phenomenon has been often found at the elbow of pipelines in the power engineering industry. Liquid droplet impingement (LDI) erosion could be regarded to be one of the major causes of unexpected troubles occasionally occurred in the inner bent pipe surface. In this paper, three-dimensional numerical simulations are conducted for a bent pipe. Typically the pipe diameter is 170mm and the bending angle is 90 degree, the mass flow rate of droplet is 4.5 x 10-3 kg/s with the velocity of 280m/s at the entry. The calculations employ a two-phase flow model. A computational fluid dynamic tool has been adopted by using one-way and two-way fluid-droplet coupled system in high Reynolds number regions. This computational fluid model is built up by incompressible Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes equations using different turbulent flow computational models and the SIMPLE algorithm, and the numerical droplet model adopts the Lagrangian approach. The momentum transfers between droplet and carrier fluid are calculated by using two different fluid-droplet coupled methods. The interactional force between carrier and droplet are taken into account by momentum transfer in Eulerian-Lagrangian approaches. Based on the carrier streamlines and droplet trajectories, the two-way calculation using the interactional momentum transfer calculations could be a more appropriate model to simulate the bent pipe wall thinning phenomena, the effects of droplet size are also demonstrated numerically. Finally, it is shown that turbulence models are not sensitive to the involved droplets. (author)

  4. Bent-Tailed Radio Sources in the Australia Telescope Large Area Survey of the Chandra Deep Field-South

    Dehghan, Siamak; Franzen, Thomas M O; Norris, Ray P; Miller, Neal A

    2015-01-01

    Using the 1.4 GHz Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS), supplemented with the 1.4 GHz Very Large Array images, we undertook a search for bent-tailed (BT) radio galaxies in the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDFS). Here we present a catalog of 56 detections, which include 45 bent-tailed sources, four diffuse low-surface-brightness objects (one relic, two halos, and one unclassified object), and a further seven complex, multi-component sources. We report BT sources with rest-frame powers in the range $10^{22} \\leq$ $\\textrm{P}_{1.4 \\textrm{ GHz}} \\leq 10^{26}$ W Hz$^{-1}$, redshifts up to 2 and linear extents from tens of kpc up to about one Mpc. This is the first systematic study of such sources down to such low powers and high redshifts and demonstrates the complementary nature of searches in deep, limited area surveys as compared to shallower, large surveys. Of the sources presented here one is the most distant bent-tailed source yet detected at a redshift of 2.1688. Two of the sources are found to be as...

  5. High resolution X-ray spherically bent crystal spectrometer for laser-produced plasma diagnostics

    Shali Xiao; Hongjian Wang; Jun Shi; Changhuan Tang; Shenye Liu

    2009-01-01

    A new high spectral resolution crystal spectrometer is designed to measure very low emissive X-ray spectra of laser-produced plasma in 0.5 - 0.9 nm range. A large open aperture (30 x 20 (mm)) mica (002) spherically bent crystal with curvature radius R = 380 mm is used as dispersive and focusing element. The imaging plate is employed to obtain high spectral resolution with effective area of 30 x 80 (mm). The long designed path of the X-ray spectrometer beam is 980 mm from the source to the detector via the crystal. Experiment is carried out at a 20-J laser facility. X-ray spectra in an absolute intensity scale is obtained from Al laser produced plasmas created by laser energy of 6.78 J. Samples of spectra obtained with spectral resolution of up to E/鈻矱 ~ 1500 are presented. The results clearly show that the device is good to diagnose laser high-density plasmas.

  6. Manufacturing of advanced bent crystals for Laue Optics for Gamma ObservationS (LOGOS)

    Mazzolari, Andrea; Camattari, Riccardo; Bellucci, Valerio; Paternò, Gianfranco; Scian, Carlo; Mattei, Giovanni; Guidi, Vincenzo

    2015-07-01

    X- and γ-ray detection is currently a hot topic for a wide scientific community, spanning from astrophysics to nuclear medicine. However, lack of optics capable of focusing photons of energies in the energy range 0.1-1 MeV leaves the photon detection to a direct-view approach, resulting in a limited efficiency and resolution. The main scope of the INFN-LOGOS project is the development of technologies that enable manufacturing highly performing optical elements to be employed in the realization of hard X-ray lenses. Such lenses, typically named Laue lenses, consist of an ensemble of crystals disposed in concentric rings in order to diffract the incident radiation towards the focus of the lens, where a detector is placed. In particular, the INFN-LOGOS project aims at the realization of intrinsically bent silicon and germanium crystals exploiting the quasi-mosaic effect for focusing hard X-rays. Crystal manufacturing relies on a proper revisitation of techniques typically employed in silicon micromachining, such as thin film deposition and patterning or ion implantation.

  7. Manufacturing of advanced bent crystals for Laue Optics for Gamma ObservationS (LOGOS)

    X- and γ-ray detection is currently a hot topic for a wide scientific community, spanning from astrophysics to nuclear medicine. However, lack of optics capable of focusing photons of energies in the energy range 0.1–1 MeV leaves the photon detection to a direct-view approach, resulting in a limited efficiency and resolution. The main scope of the INFN-LOGOS project is the development of technologies that enable manufacturing highly performing optical elements to be employed in the realization of hard X-ray lenses. Such lenses, typically named Laue lenses, consist of an ensemble of crystals disposed in concentric rings in order to diffract the incident radiation towards the focus of the lens, where a detector is placed. In particular, the INFN-LOGOS project aims at the realization of intrinsically bent silicon and germanium crystals exploiting the quasi-mosaic effect for focusing hard X-rays. Crystal manufacturing relies on a proper revisitation of techniques typically employed in silicon micromachining, such as thin film deposition and patterning or ion implantation

  8. Variance reduction techniques for 14 MeV neutron streaming problem in rectangular annular bent duct

    Ueki, Kotaro [Ship Research Inst., Mitaka, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-03-01

    Monte Carlo method is the powerful technique for solving wide range of radiation transport problems. Its features are that it can solve the Boltzmann`s transport equation almost without approximation, and that the complexity of the systems to be treated rarely becomes a problem. However, the Monte Carlo calculation is always accompanied by statistical errors called variance. In shielding calculation, standard deviation or fractional standard deviation (FSD) is used frequently. The expression of the FSD is shown. Radiation shielding problems are roughly divided into transmission through deep layer and streaming problem. In the streaming problem, the large difference in the weight depending on the history of particles makes the FSD of Monte Carlo calculation worse. The streaming experiment in the 14 MeV neutron rectangular annular bent duct, which is the typical streaming bench mark experiment carried out of the OKTAVIAN of Osaka University, was analyzed by MCNP 4B, and the reduction of variance or FSD was attempted. The experimental system is shown. The analysis model by MCNP 4B, the input data and the results of analysis are reported, and the comparison with the experimental results was examined. (K.I.)

  9. Whole-body muscle MRI to detect myopathies in non-extrapyramidal bent spine syndrome

    Bent spine syndrome (BSS), defined as an abnormal forward flexion of the trunk resolving in supine position, is usually related to parkinsonism, but can also be encountered in myopathies. This study evaluates whole-body muscle MRI (WB-mMRI) as a tool for detecting underlying myopathy in non-extrapyramidal BSS. Forty-three patients (90 % women; 53-86 years old) with a non-extrapyramidal BSS were prospectively included. All underwent a 1.5-T WB-mMRI and a nerve conduction study. Muscle biopsy was performed if a myopathy could not be eliminated based on clinical examination and all tests. Systematic MRI interpretation focused on peripheral and axial muscle injury; spinal posture and incidental findings were also reported. WB-mMRI was completed for all patients, with 13 muscle biopsies ultimately needed and myopathy revealed as the final etiological diagnosis in five cases (12 %). All biopsy-proven myopathies were detected by the WB-mMRI. Relevant incidental MRI findings were made in seven patients. This study supports WB-mMRI as a sensitive and feasible tool for detecting myopathy in BSS patients. Associated with electroneuromyography, it can better indicate when a muscle biopsy is needed and guide it when required. Rigorous radiological interpretation is mandatory, so as not to miss incidental findings of clinical consequence. (orig.)

  10. The energetics of tightly bent DNA: a composite elastica model including local melting

    Evans, Arthur; Levine, Alex

    2012-02-01

    Melting transitions are well-known to be affected by the application of mechanical stress. Motivated by the experiments of Zocchi and collaborators (Qu and Zocchi 2011, EPL 94 18003), we explore the effect of the application of mechanical stress on DNA melting in a particular composite of a stiff double stranded piece of DNA (dsDNA), shorter than its own persistence length, whose ends are linked by a flexible single stranded piece of DNA (ssDNA). The flexible ssDNA acts as a Gaussian polymer coil bending the stiff dsDNA through an elastic force that is controllable by the length of the ssDNA chain. In this talk we present theoretical predictions for two experimentally accessible features: the degree of local dsDNA melting and the local elastic energy of the dsDNA/ssDNA construct both as a function of the length of the attached ssDNA. We also address the effect of introducing a nick (broken covalent bond) in the dsDNA backbone on these results and discuss the implications of such data on the relative importance of backbone elasticity versus base stacking and base pairing interactions in determining the elasticity of dsDNA. This work also addresses open questions in the nonlinear elasticity of DNA in tightly bent curves.

  11. Turning the corner: efficient energy transfer in bent plasmonic nanoparticle chain waveguides.

    Solis, David; Paul, Aniruddha; Olson, Jana; Slaughter, Liane S; Swanglap, Pattanawit; Chang, Wei-Shun; Link, Stephan

    2013-10-01

    For integrating and multiplexing of subwavelength plasmonic waveguides with other optical and electric components, complex architectures such as junctions with sharp turns are necessary. However, in addition to intrinsic losses, bending losses severely limit plasmon propagation. In the current work, we demonstrate that propagation of surface plasmon polaritons around 90° turns in silver nanoparticle chains occurs without bending losses. Using a far-field fluorescence method, bleach-imaged plasmon propagation (BlIPP), which creates a permanent map of the plasmonic near-field through bleaching of a fluorophore coated on top of a plasmonic waveguide, we measured propagation lengths at 633 nm for straight and bent silver nanoparticle chains of 8.0 ± 0.5 and 7.8 ± 0.4 μm, respectively. These propagation lengths were independent of the input polarization. We furthermore show that subradiant plasmon modes yield a longer propagation length compared to energy transport via excitation of super-radiant modes. PMID:24020385

  12. Energy loss distributions of relativistic protons axially channeled in a bent silicon crystal

    Stojanov, Nace, E-mail: nacestoj@pmf.ukim.mk [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, P.O. Box 162, 1000 Skopje (Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of); Petrović, Srdjan; Nešković, Nebojša [Laboratory of Physics (010), Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2013-05-01

    A detailed study of the energy loss distributions of the relativistic protons axially channeled in the bent < 100 > Si crystals is presented in this work. The bending angle was varied from 0 to 20 μrad, while the crystal thickness was equal to 1 mm. The proton energy was chosen to be 7 TeV in accordance with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in Geneva, Switzerland. The energy loss distributions of the channeled protons were generated using the numerical solution of the proton equations of motion in the transverse plane and the computer simulation method. An accurate energy loss model was used, which takes into account the trajectory dependence of the energy loss of protons during their motion through the crystal channels. Further, the dispersion of the proton’s scattering angle caused by its collisions with the electrons of the crystal and the divergence of the proton beam were taken into account. The calculated dependence of the number of dechanneled protons on the bending angle was excellently fitted by the Gompertz type dechanneling function.

  13. Standard practice for preparation and use of Bent-Beam stress-corrosion test specimens

    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2011-01-01

    1.1 This practice covers procedures for designing, preparing, and using bent-beam stress-corrosion specimens. 1.2 Different specimen configurations are given for use with different product forms, such as sheet or plate. This practice applicable to specimens of any metal that are stressed to levels less than the elastic limit of the material, and therefore, the applied stress can be accurately calculated or measured (see Note 1). Stress calculations by this practice are not applicable to plastically stressed specimens. Note 1—It is the nature of these practices that only the applied stress can be calculated. Since stress-corrosion cracking is a function of the total stress, for critical applications and proper interpretation of results, the residual stress (before applying external stress) or the total elastic stress (after applying external stress) should be determined by appropriate nondestructive methods, such as X-ray diffraction (1). 1.3 Test procedures are given for stress-corrosion testing by ex...

  14. High-resolution bent-crystal spectrometer for the ultra-soft x-ray region

    A multichannel vacuum Brag-crystal spectrometer has been developed for high-resolution measurements of the line emission from tokamak plasmas in the wavelength region between 4 and 25 /angstrom/. The spectrometer employs a bent crystal in Johann geometry and a microchannel-plate intensified photodiode array. The instrument is capable of measuring high-resolution spectra (λ/Δλ ∼ 3000) with fast time resolution (4 msec per spectrum) and good spatial resolution (3 cm). The spectral bandwidth is Δλ/λ0 = 8/angstrom/. A simple tilt mechanism allows access to different wavelength intervals. In order to illustrate the utility of the new spectrometer, time- and space-resolved measurements of the n = 3 to n = 2 spectrum of selenium from the Princeton Large Torus tokamak plasmas are presented. The data are used to determine the plasma transport parameters and to infer the radial distribution of fluorinelike, neonlike, and sodiumlike ions of selenium in the plasma. The new ultra-soft x-ray spectrometer has thus enabled us to demonstrate the utility of high-resolution L-shell spectroscopy of neonlike ions as a fusion diagnostic. 43 refs., 23 figs

  15. High-resolution Bent-crystal Spectrometer for the Ultra-soft X-ray Region

    Beiersdorfer, P.; von Goeler, S.; Bitter, M.; Hill, K. W.; Hulse, R. A.; Walling, R. S.

    1988-10-01

    A multichannel vacuum Brag-crystal spectrometer has been developed for high-resolution measurements of the line emission from tokamak plasmas in the wavelength region between 4 and 25 angstrom. The spectrometer employs a bent crystal in Johann geometry and a microchannel-plate intensified photodiode array. The instrument is capable of measuring high-resolution spectra (lambda/..delta..lambda approx. 3000) with fast time resolution (4 msec per spectrum) and good spatial resolution (3 cm). The spectral bandwidth is ..delta..lambda/lambda{sub 0} = 8 angstrom. A simple tilt mechanism allows access to different wavelength intervals. In order to illustrate the utility of the new spectrometer, time- and space-resolved measurements of the n = 3 to n = 2 spectrum of selenium from the Princeton Large Torus tokamak plasmas are presented. The data are used to determine the plasma transport parameters and to infer the radial distribution of fluorinelike, neonlike, and sodiumlike ions of selenium in the plasma. The new ultra-soft x-ray spectrometer has thus enabled us to demonstrate the utility of high-resolution L-shell spectroscopy of neonlike ions as a fusion diagnostic.

  16. LSPR enhanced gasoline sensing with a U-bent optical fiber

    Paul, D.; Dutta, S.; Biswas, R.

    2016-08-01

    We report here a gasoline sensor utilizing localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) phenomenon of metal nanoparticles (NPs) with a U-bent optical fiber. The optical response of the noble metal NPs upon interaction with gasoline has been simulated and experimentally demonstrated. The increase in gasoline vapor over a period of time induces a change in the refractive index of the adjacent medium of nanoparticle colloids, adhering to the probe, and thus the variation has been observed accordingly. This change in the refractive index in the close proximity to noble metals NPs produces a measurable variation in the output signal that has been correlated with the increase in the concentration of gasoline. The sensor provides better sensitivity corresponding to AgNPs when compared to AuNPs. However, in terms of stability, AuNPs-based LSPR performs better than the AgNPs-based plasmonic response. The present sensing set-up offers a light weight, robust and easy to implement platform that has potent application in detecting volatile liquids very effectively.

  17. Proton extraction from a high-energy beam with bent crystals

    Klem, J T

    1998-01-01

    Extraction with a bent crystal seems to be the only feasible option for providing the possibility for a fixed-target facility at future high-energy hadron colliders such as the LHC. If the extraction set-up is carefully designed and integrated with the beam cleaning system, a crystal could be used in a parasitic mode, i.e. without disturbing the collider experiments and using only particles that would be lost otherwise. Crystal assisted extraction has been studied at the CERN SPS. Different crystal designs and beam excitation methods have been used. Extraction efficiencies above 15% have been measured. The existence and importance of multi-pass extraction has been demonstrated with a crystal that does not allow single-pass extraction. The energy dependence of crystal extraction has been measured at three beam energies, and found to be in very good agreement with expectations. It has also been shown that the procedure for setting up extraction with a crystal is fast and easy, and that the extracted beam is ver...

  18. Ferroelectric response in an achiral non-symmetric bent liquid crystal:C12C10

    An achiral Non-Symmetric Bent Liquid Crystal (BLC) with a Oxadiazole based hetero cyclic central moiety, abbreviated as C12C10 viz., dodecyl[4-{5-(4′-decyloxy)biphenyl-4-yl}-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate, exhibiting FerroElectric (FE) response is reported. Product is confirmed by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and elemental analysis. Characterization of BLC phases is carried out by Polarized Optical Microscopy (POM), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Spontaneous Polarization (PS) and Low Frequency (10 Hz–10 MHz) Dielectric Relaxation studies. C12C10 exhibits enantiotropic LC SmA, FE B2, SmG, SmE phase variance. I–SmA, B2–SmG and SmG–SmE transitions are of first order nature. FE B2 phases exhibits a moderate PS of ∼80 nC cm−2. B2 phase exhibits Curie–Weiss behavior to confirm FE nature. Off-centered low frequency (KHz) dispersion infers a scissor mode and a high frequency (MHz) mode to reflect the distinct time-scale response. Dielectric Dispersion is relatively susceptible in lower frequency KHz region. Arrhenius shift in Relaxation Frequency (fR) infers higher activation energy (Ea) in non-FE phases for HF mode and lower value for KHz mode. Trends of fR, dielectric strength Δε, α-parameter and Ea are discussed in view of the data reported in other LC compounds

  19. Whole-body muscle MRI to detect myopathies in non-extrapyramidal bent spine syndrome

    Ohana, Mickael [Nouvel Hopital Civil - Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Service de Radiologie B, Strasbourg (France); Durand, Marie-Christine [AP-HP - Hopital Raymond Poincare, Service de Neurologie, Garches (France); Marty, Catherine; Lazareth, Jean-Philippe [AP-HP - Hopital Raymond Poincare, Service de Rhumatologie, Garches (France); Maisonobe, Thierry [APH-HP - Hopital de la Pitie-Salpetriere, Service de Neuropathologie, Paris (France); Mompoint, Dominique; Carlier, Robert-Yves [AP-HP - Hopital Raymond Poincare, Service de Radiologie, Garches (France)

    2014-08-15

    Bent spine syndrome (BSS), defined as an abnormal forward flexion of the trunk resolving in supine position, is usually related to parkinsonism, but can also be encountered in myopathies. This study evaluates whole-body muscle MRI (WB-mMRI) as a tool for detecting underlying myopathy in non-extrapyramidal BSS. Forty-three patients (90 % women; 53-86 years old) with a non-extrapyramidal BSS were prospectively included. All underwent a 1.5-T WB-mMRI and a nerve conduction study. Muscle biopsy was performed if a myopathy could not be eliminated based on clinical examination and all tests. Systematic MRI interpretation focused on peripheral and axial muscle injury; spinal posture and incidental findings were also reported. WB-mMRI was completed for all patients, with 13 muscle biopsies ultimately needed and myopathy revealed as the final etiological diagnosis in five cases (12 %). All biopsy-proven myopathies were detected by the WB-mMRI. Relevant incidental MRI findings were made in seven patients. This study supports WB-mMRI as a sensitive and feasible tool for detecting myopathy in BSS patients. Associated with electroneuromyography, it can better indicate when a muscle biopsy is needed and guide it when required. Rigorous radiological interpretation is mandatory, so as not to miss incidental findings of clinical consequence. (orig.)

  20. Manufacturing of advanced bent crystals for Laue Optics for Gamma ObservationS (LOGOS)

    Mazzolari, Andrea, E-mail: mazzolari@fe.infn.it [Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1/c, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); INFN, Section of Ferrara (Italy); Camattari, Riccardo; Bellucci, Valerio; Paternò, Gianfranco [Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1/c, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); INFN, Section of Ferrara (Italy); Scian, Carlo; Mattei, Giovanni [University of Padova, Department of Physics and Astronomy Galileo Galilei (Italy); Guidi, Vincenzo [Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1/c, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); INFN, Section of Ferrara (Italy)

    2015-07-15

    X- and γ-ray detection is currently a hot topic for a wide scientific community, spanning from astrophysics to nuclear medicine. However, lack of optics capable of focusing photons of energies in the energy range 0.1–1 MeV leaves the photon detection to a direct-view approach, resulting in a limited efficiency and resolution. The main scope of the INFN-LOGOS project is the development of technologies that enable manufacturing highly performing optical elements to be employed in the realization of hard X-ray lenses. Such lenses, typically named Laue lenses, consist of an ensemble of crystals disposed in concentric rings in order to diffract the incident radiation towards the focus of the lens, where a detector is placed. In particular, the INFN-LOGOS project aims at the realization of intrinsically bent silicon and germanium crystals exploiting the quasi-mosaic effect for focusing hard X-rays. Crystal manufacturing relies on a proper revisitation of techniques typically employed in silicon micromachining, such as thin film deposition and patterning or ion implantation.

  1. Spin–orbit interaction in bent carbon nanotubes: resonant spin transitions

    We develop an effective tight-binding Hamiltonian for spin–orbit (SO) interaction in bent carbon nanotubes (CNT) for the electrons forming the π bonds between the nearest neighbor atoms. We account for the bend of the CNT and the intrinsic spin–orbit interaction which introduce mixing of π and σ bonds between the p z orbitals along the CNT. The effect contributes to the main origin of the SO coupling—the folding of the graphene plane into the nanotube. We discuss the bend-related contribution of the SO coupling for resonant single-electron spin and charge transitions in a double quantum dot. We report that although the effect of the bend-related SO coupling is weak for the energy spectra, it produces a pronounced increase of the spin transition rates driven by an external electric field. We find that spin-flipping transitions driven by alternate electric fields have usually larger rates when accompanied by charge shift from one dot to the other. Spin-flipping transition rates are non-monotonic functions of the driving amplitude since they are masked by stronger spin-conserving charge transitions. We demonstrate that the fractional resonances—counterparts of multiphoton transitions for atoms in strong laser fields—occurring in electrically controlled nanodevices already at moderate ac amplitudes—can be used to maintain the spin-flip transitions. (paper)

  2. Characterization of kink actuators as compared to traditional chevron shaped Bent-Beam electrothermal actuators

    Rawashdeh, E.

    2012-07-06

    This paper compares the design and performance of kink actuators, a modified version of the bent-beam thermal actuator, to the standard chevron-shaped designs. A variety of kink and chevron actuator designs were fabricated from polysilicon. While the actuators were electrically probed, these designs were tested using a probe station connected to a National Instruments (NI) controller that uses LabVIEW to extract the displacement results via image processing. The displacement results were then used to validate the thermal-electric-structural simulations produced by COMSOL. These results, in turn, were used to extract the stiffness for both actuator types. The data extracted show that chevron actuators can have larger stiffness values with increasing offsets, but at the cost of lower amplification factors. In contrast, kink actuators showed a constant stiffness value equivalent to the chevron actuator with the highest amplification factor. The kink actuator also had larger amplification factors than chevrons at all designs tested. Therefore, kink actuators are capable of longer throws at lower power levels than the standard chevron designs.

  3. X-ray Imaging of MagLIF Experiments Using a Spherically-Bent Crystal Optic

    Harding, E. C.; Gomez, M. R.; Jennings, C. A.; Knapp, P. F.; Slutz, S. A.; Sefkow, A. B.; Awe, T. J.; Hansen, S. B.; Peterson, K. J.; Hahn, K. D.; McBride, R. D.; Rochau, G. A.; Sinars, D. B.; Golovkin, I.

    2015-11-01

    The recent Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) experiments performed on Sandia's Z-machine produced significant thermonuclear DD fusion yields that were accompanied by observable x-ray emission [M.R. Gomez et. al., PRL (2014)]. The MagLIF experiments relied on a spherically-bent crystal optic to image portions of the x-ray continuum that were generated by the hot stagnation plasma. The images of stagnation show a long (6 to 8 mm) and narrow (~100 micron) column of x-ray emission with structure in both directions. This structure may be caused by variations in the electron temperature (Te) and density (ne) , as well as opacity variations in the surrounding Be pusher. Here we investigate the possible contributions from each of these effects. We will also discuss the development of a diagnostic technique in which Te and ne of the DD fuel are inferred from spectra emitted by Fe impurities that become ionized to a He-like charge state. Sandia National Labs is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. DoE NNSA under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  4. Alignment and experiment of the HL-1 X-ray bent-crystal spectrometer

    An X-ray bent-crystal spectrometer, which is developed by Southwestern Institute of Physics, has been aligned and experimental on the HL-1 Tokamak device. It has been used to acquire experimental spectrum. This spectrometer has time resolution function and is a high through-put and high resolution Bragg crystal spectrometer with Johann configuration. It uses a large quartz lamina, its effective area is 11 x 5 cm2, with a radius of curvature of 377 cm as the dispersion element. The detector is a large size (10 x 10 cm2) one-dimensional resolving multiwire proportional counter, and the spectral resolving power is R ≅ 18000. Under the injection of Ar into hydrogen plasma, the He-like Ar ion satellite spectra at some wavelength ranges are obtained. The central ion temperature has been given out from the Doppler broadening of He-like Ar x VII 3.9457 angstrom resonance line. This shows the success of spectrometer developed. The experimental results and the further improvement of this spectrometer are also discussed

  5. The oogenic cycle of the Caspian bent-toed gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium (Squamata: Gekkonidae in Iran

    Vida Hojati

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The Caspian bent-toed gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium, is one of the commonest lizards in northern Iran. It is nocturnal, anthropophile and oviparous. In this study, the reproductive cycle of this species was studied by focusing on oogenesis, from April 5 to October 20, 2011. In total, 70 adult females were obtained from Mazandaran, one of the northern provinces of Iran where the climate is temperate. Ovaries were removed and processed for histological and morphometric studies. The results show that oocyte growth starts in late April and ends in August. Mating starts in spring, especially at the beginning of May, with oviposition occurring from late May to mid August. Females lay 1-2 eggs per clutch with the possibility of producing a secondary clutch later in the season. Maximum reproductive activity occurs in May and peaks in June. There was no significant difference between right and left side of reproductive system. With oogenesis occurring from April through July, C. caspium follows an oogenic cycle typical for temperate species.

  6. CRYSTAL Simulation Code and New Coherent Effects in Bent Crystal at the LHC

    Sytov, Alexei I

    2015-01-01

    The LHC crystal-based collimation system is mainly addressed. A CRYSTAL simulation code for particle tracking in crystals is introduced. Its essence consists in both adequate and fast sampling of proton trajectories in crystals which is crucial for both correct description of experiments and quantitative prediction of new effects. The H8 single-pass experiment at the CERN SPS as well as 7 TeV proton deflection by a bent crystal at the LHC are simulated. We predict the existence of dechanneling peaks corresponding to the planar channeling oscillations as well as describe the possibility of their observation at high energies, specifically in the LHC crystal-assisted collimation experiment planned on 2015. An effect of excess over the amorphous level of ionization losses in the channeling mode was also found for the LHC energy. In addition, the LHC crystal-based collimation system is simulated as well as its possible improved layouts with application of a crystal with the cut and multiple volume reflection in on...

  7. Three-dimensional beam pattern of regular sperm whale clicks confirms bent-horn hypothesis

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

    2005-03-01

    The three-dimensional beam pattern of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tagged in the Ligurian Sea was derived using data on regular clicks from the tag and from hydrophones towed behind a ship circling the tagged whale. The tag defined the orientation of the whale, while sightings and beamformer data were used to locate the whale with respect to the ship. The existence of a narrow, forward-directed P1 beam with source levels exceeding 210 dBpeak re: 1 μPa at 1 m is confirmed. A modeled forward-beam pattern, that matches clicks >20° off-axis, predicts a directivity index of 26.7 dB and source levels of up to 229 dBpeak re: 1 μPa at 1 m. A broader backward-directed beam is produced by the P0 pulse with source levels near 200 dBpeak re: 1 μPa at 1 m and a directivity index of 7.4 dB. A low-frequency component with source levels near 190 dBpeak re: 1 μPa at 1 m is generated at the onset of the P0 pulse by air resonance. The results support the bent-horn model of sound production in sperm whales. While the sperm whale nose appears primarily adapted to produce an intense forward-directed sonar signal, less-directional click components convey information to conspecifics, and give rise to echoes from the seafloor and the surface, which may be useful for orientation during dives..

  8. Viscoelasticity of ambient-temperature nematic binary mixtures of bent-core and rodlike molecules.

    Sathyanarayana, P; Jampani, V S R; Skarabot, M; Musevic, I; Le, K V; Takezoe, H; Dhara, S

    2012-01-01

    We report measurements of the temperature variations of physical parameters in ambient-temperature nematic liquid crystal mixtures of bent-core (BC) and rodlike molecules (5CB): birefringence Δn; static dielectric constants ε(||) and ε(⊥); splay K(11) and bend K(33) elastic constants; rotational viscosity γ(1); and diffusion coefficients D(||) and D(⊥) of a microsphere. Both Δn and ε(||) decreases rapidly with increasing BC concentration, whereas ε(⊥) remains almost constant. At a shifted temperature (e.g., T-T(NI)=-10 °C), K(11) increases by ~50% and K(33) decreases by ~80% compared to pure 5CB when the BC concentration is increased to ~43 mol % in the mixture. Viscosities parallel and perpendicular to the director, η(||), η(⊥), which are nearly equal to the Miesowicz viscosities η(2) and η(3), respectively, were obtained by D(||) and D(⊥) using the Stokes-Einstein relation. Both the viscosities at room temperature increase by 60 and 50 times, respectively, whereas γ(1) increases by 180 times (at ~43 mol %) compared to the corresponding values of pure 5CB. The stiffening of K(11) and exorbitantly large enhancement in all the viscosities at a higher mol % of BC indicate that the viscoelastic properties are highly impacted by the presence of smectic clusters of BC molecules that results from the restricted free rotation of the molecules along the bow axis in the nematic phase. A possible attachment model of smectic type clusters of BC molecules surrounding the microparticle is presented. PMID:22400578

  9. Viscoelasticity of ambient-temperature nematic binary mixtures of bent-core and rodlike molecules

    Sathyanarayana, P.; Jampani, V. S. R.; Skarabot, M.; Musevic, I.; Le, K. V.; Takezoe, H.; Dhara, S.

    2012-01-01

    We report measurements of the temperature variations of physical parameters in ambient-temperature nematic liquid crystal mixtures of bent-core (BC) and rodlike molecules (5CB): birefringence Δn; static dielectric constants ɛ|| and ɛ⊥; splay K11 and bend K33 elastic constants; rotational viscosity γ1; and diffusion coefficients D|| and D⊥ of a microsphere. Both Δn and ɛ|| decreases rapidly with increasing BC concentration, whereas ɛ⊥ remains almost constant. At a shifted temperature (e.g., T-TNI=-10∘C), K11 increases by ˜50% and K33 decreases by ˜80% compared to pure 5CB when the BC concentration is increased to ˜43 mol % in the mixture. Viscosities parallel and perpendicular to the director, η||, η⊥, which are nearly equal to the Miesowicz viscosities η2 and η3, respectively, were obtained by D|| and D⊥ using the Stokes-Einstein relation. Both the viscosities at room temperature increase by 60 and 50 times, respectively, whereas γ1 increases by 180 times (at ˜43 mol %) compared to the corresponding values of pure 5CB. The stiffening of K11 and exorbitantly large enhancement in all the viscosities at a higher mol % of BC indicate that the viscoelastic properties are highly impacted by the presence of smectic clusters of BC molecules that results from the restricted free rotation of the molecules along the bow axis in the nematic phase. A possible attachment model of smectic type clusters of BC molecules surrounding the microparticle is presented.

  10. Channeling, volume reflection and gamma emission using 14GeV electrons in bent silicon crystals - Oral presentation

    Benson, Brandon [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)

    2015-08-23

    High energy electrons can be deflected with very tight bending radius using a bent silicon crystal. This produces gamma radiation. As these crystals can be thin, a series of bent silicon crystals with alternating direction has the potential to produce coherent gamma radiation with reasonable energy of the driving electron beam. Such an electron crystal undulator offers the prospect for higher energy radiation at lower cost than current methods. Permanent magnetic undulators like LCLS at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are expensive and very large (about 100 m in case of the LCLS undulator). Silicon crystals are inexpensive and compact when compared to the large magnetic undulators. Additionally, such a high energy coherent light source could be used for probing through materials currently impenetrable by x-rays. In this work we present the experimental data and analysis of experiment T523 conducted at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We collected the spectrum of gamma ray emission from 14 GeV electrons on a bent silicon crystal counting single photons. We also investigated the dynamics of electron motion in the crystal i.e. processes of channeling and volume reflection at 14 GeV, extending and building off previous work. Our single photon spectrum for the amorphous crystal orientation is consistent with bremsstrahlung radiation and the volume reflection crystal orientation shows a trend consistent with synchrotron radiation at a critical energy of 740 MeV. We observe that in these two cases the data are consistent, but we make no further claims because of statistical limitations. We also extended the known energy range of electron crystal dechanneling length and channeling efficiency to 14 GeV.

  11. Electric field induced biaxiality and the electro-optic effect in a bent-core nematic liquid crystal

    Nagaraj, Mamatha; Panarin, Y. P.; Manna, U.; Vij, J. K.; Keith, C.; Tschierske, C.

    2010-01-01

    We report the observation of a biaxial nematic phase in a bent-core molecular system using polarizing microscopy, electro-optics, and dielectric spectroscopy, where we find that the biaxiality exists on a microscopic scale. An application of electric field induces a macroscopic biaxiality and in consequence gives rise to electro-optic switching. This electro-optic effect shows significant potential in applications for displays due to its fast high-contrast response. The observed electro-optic switching is explained in terms of the interaction of the ferroelectric clusters with the electric field.

  12. 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....

  13. 磨剑,岂止十年?——访挪威Hegel主设计师Bent Holter

    沈剑萍

    2009-01-01

    在2008年的白天鹅音响展上,我再次与Hegel(音响哲学)的创始人Bent Holter(以下简称作Bent)。在这次展会上,Bent带来了Hegel最新型号P10/H10十周年纪念版前后级放大器。笔者就此对他进行了简短的采谎

  14. High-efficiency deflection of high energy protons due to channeling along the axis of a bent silicon crystal

    Scandale, W.; Arduini, G.; Butcher, M.; Cerutti, F.; Garattini, M.; Gilardoni, S.; Lechner, A.; Masi, A.; Mirarchi, D.; Montesano, S.; Redaelli, S.; Rossi, R.; Smirnov, G.; Breton, D.; Burmistrov, L.; Chaumat, V.; Dubos, S.; Maalmi, J.; Puill, V.; Stocchi, A.; Bagli, E.; Bandiera, L.; Germogli, G.; Guidi, V.; Mazzolari, A.; Dabagov, S.; Murtas, F.; Addesa, F.; Cavoto, G.; Iacoangeli, F.; Galluccio, F.; Afonin, A. G.; Chesnokov, Yu. A.; Durum, A. A.; Maisheev, V. A.; Sandomirskiy, Yu. E.; Yanovich, A. A.; Kovalenko, A. D.; Taratin, A. M.; Denisov, A. S.; Gavrikov, Yu. A.; Ivanov, Yu. M.; Lapina, L. P.; Malyarenko, L. G.; Skorobogatov, V. V.; James, T.; Hall, G.; Pesaresi, M.; Raymond, M.

    2016-09-01

    A deflection efficiency of about 61% was observed for 400 GeV/c protons due to channeling, most strongly along the axis of a bent silicon crystal. It is comparable with the deflection efficiency in planar channeling and considerably larger than in the case of the axis. The measured probability of inelastic nuclear interactions of protons in channeling along the axis is only about 10% of its amorphous level whereas in channeling along the (110) planes it is about 25%. High efficiency deflection and small beam losses make this axial orientation of a silicon crystal a useful tool for the beam steering of high energy charged particles.

  15. Fundamental distribution of stress corrosion crack depth on Type 316L stainless steels induced by creviced bent beam test

    The creviced bent beam (CBB) test has been applied for many materials such as nickel base alloys and low carbon austenitic stainless steels. For sensitized austenitic stainless steels, fundamental distribution of crack depth induced by CBB tests was evaluated to establish SCC initiation model and lifetime prediction method. On the other hand, there are a few studies about distribution of crack depth on low carbon austenitic stainless steels. In this study, statistical analysis of crack depth was conducted in Type 316L stainless steels after CBB tests. The results are summarized as follows, (1) Distribution of grain boundary depth designated as distance from surface to triple point of grain boundary fit lognormal probability distribution and exponential probability distribution. (2) Distribution of crack depth approaches lognormal or exponential probability distribution with passage of test duration. Distribution of plastic strain on the specimen surface is not affect to type of crack depth distribution. (3) Inflection or bent point appears on the probability plot at depth of the median of grain boundary depth distribution. (4) Less than median of grain boundary depth, distribution of crack depth is identical to grain boundary depth distribution. More than median + standard deviation of grain boundary depth, crack depth distribution is described by the exponential distribution. (author)

  16. Bent LC molecules with a 60° central core that can form B7 and B2 phases (Presentation Recording)

    Watanabe, Junji

    2015-10-01

    We synthesized small-angle bent-core liquid-crystalline (LC) molecules based on a 1,2-bis(phenylethylene) benzene central core, containing seven aromatic rings and alkoxy tails with carbon numbers of 12, 16 and 18. This ortho-bistolane central core offers a 60° bend angle. Irrespective of this unusually small angle, these molecules can form banana smectic phases with a ferroelectric B7-antiferroelectric B2 phase sequence upon cooling as clarified from the micoscopic, X-ray and opto-electric observations. This indicates that despite of the low bend angle of 60°, these are able to be still packed into a layer with the polar bent direction parallel to the layer like ordinal banana molecules. The present result is striking since it had been believed that banana phases can only be stabilized when the bending angle is in the range from 110-140°, providing additional insight into the nature of banana-shaped molecules.

  17. Distribuição horizontal da macrofauna bentônica na praia do Cassino, extremo sul do Brasil

    Luciano Peyrer das Neves

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A distribuição horizontal da macrofauna bentônica na praia do Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil foi estudada durante o período de um ano (junho 2004 a maio de 2005 com base em coletas mensais. Foram escolhidos três locais, com 50 m de distância um do outro, sendo que em cada local foram fundeadas três transversais 2 m equidistantes. Cada transversal estendeu-se da base das dunas primárias até aproximadamente 1 m de profundidade no infralitoral. A distância dos níveis de coleta em cada transversal foi de 20 m até o limite superior da zona de varrido, a partir do qual a distância foi de 10 m. Em algumas ocasiões foi evidenciada variação espacial horizontal de alguns dos principais táxons, bem como da comunidade bentônica dentro de uma escala de 50 m e 100 m. Esta variação foi provavelmente reflexo da ação das marés meteorológicas que causam abrupta elevação do nível do mar.

  18. Difference Sets with Classical Parameters and Bent Functions%具有经典参数的差集与Bent函数

    熊国华

    2003-01-01

    利用GF(2d)上乘法群的具有经典参数差集,构造了一类2d个变量的Bent函数.%A class of bent functions in 2d variables is constructed,using difference se ts with classical parameters in GF(2d)*.

  19. Construction of Generalized Bent Function Based on Boolean Function Normality%基于布尔函数正规性的广义Bent函数构造

    许广魁; 李远华; 马凤丽

    2012-01-01

    基于广义Bent函数的正规性,结合子空间上的特征函数,分析广义正规Bent函数的Chrestenson谱特征.利用间接构造Bent函数的方法,在整数模m的剩余类环Zm以及p元域Zp上,给出2类新的n元广义Bent函数.理论分析结果表明,与传统构造方法相比,该方法可构造出更多的n元广义Bent函数.%This paper is based on the normality of generalized Bent functions, combines the characteristic functions of linear subspace. The Chrestenson spectral characteristics of generalized nonnal Bent functions are studied. According to the indirect construction method, two new classes of generalized Bent functions of n variables over integers module m residue class Zm and p meta-field Zp are presented. Theory analysis result shows that more generalized Bent functions can be constructed by using the proposed construction method compared with the traditional construction method.

  20. Spontaneous helix formation in non-chiral bent-core liquid crystals with fast linear electro-optic effect

    Sreenilayam, Sithara P.; Panarin, Yuri P.; Vij, Jagdish K.; Panov, Vitaly P.; Lehmann, Anne; Poppe, Marco; Prehm, Marko; Tschierske, Carsten

    2016-05-01

    Liquid crystals (LCs) represent one of the foundations of modern communication and photonic technologies. Present display technologies are based mainly on nematic LCs, which suffer from limited response time for use in active colour sequential displays and limited image grey scale. Herein we report the first observation of a spontaneously formed helix in a polar tilted smectic LC phase (SmC phase) of achiral bent-core (BC) molecules with the axis of helix lying parallel to the layer normal and a pitch much shorter than the optical wavelength. This new phase shows fast (~30 μs) grey-scale switching due to the deformation of the helix by the electric field. Even more importantly, defect-free alignment is easily achieved for the first time for a BC mesogen, thus providing potential use in large-scale devices with fast linear and thresholdless electro-optical response.

  1. The Diet and Sexual Differences of the Caspian Bent-Toed Gecko, Tenuidactylus caspius (Squamata: Gekkonidae, in Northern Iran

    Vida Hojati

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Caspian bent-toed gecko, Tenuidactylus caspius, is one of the most common nocturnal lizards of Iran with widespread distribution especially in the northern provinces. This research was done in order to study the diet and sexual dimorphism of this species in Sari County from 5 May to 20 October. During this research, 40 specimens of them including 20 males and 20 females were studied for diet and 140 specimens including 70 adult males and 70 adult females were studied for sexual dimorphism. Prey items identified were insects that belong to 15 species of 8 families and 6 orders. The most common prey items were Culex pipiens and Musca domestica. There is no significant difference between diets of males and females. Results show that the adult males in addition of having the apparent femoral and preanal pores are heavier than females and have larger body, head, and tail length.

  2. Correlation Analysis of Flow Characteristics Downstream of a Double Bent Pipe and Mounting Positions of Ultrasonic Flowmeter

    Lee, Dong Keun; Cho, Yong [Korea Water Resources Corporation, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-11-15

    In this study, the establishment of the criteria for accurate measurement is investigated via a statistical analysis of experimental results. The magnitude of influence on measurement errors is severely affected by the number of paths, mounting angle of sensor, straight pipe length in sequence, and Reynolds number. Three-dimensional numerical analysis has been conducted to understand the flow patterns downstream of a double bent pipe. Numerical analysis shows that the results well agreed with the experimental ones in case of a sensor mounting angle of 0 .deg. and L/D = 3, 5 of 45 .deg., 135 .deg. in a single path. As a result, when the Reynolds number is 700,000.1,400,000, the sensor error of a single-path ultrasonic flowmeter is reduced with the mounting condition of L/D = 3, 45 .deg.

  3. Influence of incoherent scattering on stochastic deflection of high-energy negative particle beams in bent crystals

    Kirillin, I V; Bandiera, L; Guidi, V; Mazzolari, A

    2016-01-01

    An investigation on stochastic deflection of high-energy negatively charged particles in a bent crystal was carried out. On the basis of analytical calculation and numerical simulation it was shown that it exists a maximum angle at which most of the beam is deflected. The existence of a maximum, which is taken in the correspondence of the optimal radius of curvature, is a novelty with respect to the case of positively charged particles, for which the deflection angle can be freely increased by increasing the crystal length. This difference has to be ascribed to the stronger contribution of incoherent scattering affecting the dynamics of negative particles that move closer to atomic nuclei and electrons. We therefore identified the ideal parameters for the exploitation of axial confinement for negatively charged particle beam manipulation in future high-energy accelerators, e.g., ILC or muon colliders.

  4. Geometrical and wave-optical effects on the performance of a bent-crystal dispersive X-ray spectrometer

    The X-ray focusing properties of a bent single crystal diffracting in Bragg geometry are discussed. First, it is assumed that a polychromatic point source is focused to a point image. The elliptical arc that the crystal must trace and the aberrations caused by bending the crystal cylindrically are derived from the ray paths. For a source of finite size, the magnification is found to vary over the crystal's length, so that rays of different wavelength produce images of different size. More realistic treatments of penetration and diffraction are performed with spherical monochromatic incident waves, using Takagi-Taupin calculations to create the diffracted wave and the Fresnel integral to trace the diffracted wave's evolution. Such 'wave-optical' calculations on a symmetric Si (1 1 1) crystal with 7 keV X-rays predict beam sizes different from those found in ray traces. Optimal sample and detector placement therefore requires wave effects to be considered.

  5. Geometrical and wave-optical effects on the performance of a bent-crystal dispersive X-ray spectrometer

    Sutter, J. P.; Amboage, M.; Hayama, S.; Díaz-Moreno, S.

    2010-09-01

    The X-ray focusing properties of a bent single crystal diffracting in Bragg geometry are discussed. First, it is assumed that a polychromatic point source is focused to a point image. The elliptical arc that the crystal must trace and the aberrations caused by bending the crystal cylindrically are derived from the ray paths. For a source of finite size, the magnification is found to vary over the crystal's length, so that rays of different wavelength produce images of different size. More realistic treatments of penetration and diffraction are performed with spherical monochromatic incident waves, using Takagi-Taupin calculations to create the diffracted wave and the Fresnel integral to trace the diffracted wave's evolution. Such "wave-optical" calculations on a symmetric Si (1 1 1) crystal with 7 keV X-rays predict beam sizes different from those found in ray traces. Optimal sample and detector placement therefore requires wave effects to be considered.

  6. Performances of a bent-crystal spectrometer adapted to resonant x-ray emission measurements on gas-phase samples

    We describe a bent-crystal spectrometer adapted to measure x-ray emission resulting from core-level excitation of gas-phase molecules in the 0.8-8 keV energy range. The spectrometer is based on the Johann principle, and uses a microfocused photon beam to provide high-resolution (resolving power of ∼7500). A gas cell was designed to hold a high-pressure (300 mbar) sample of gas while maintaining a high vacuum (10-9 mbar) in the chamber. The cell was designed to optimize the counting rate (2000 cts/s at the maximum of the Cl Kα emission line), while minimizing self-absorption. Example of the Kα emission lines of CH3Cl molecules is presented to illustrate the capabilities of this new instrument.

  7. Evaluation of Contact Friction in Fracture of Rotationally Bent Nitinol Endodontic Files

    Haimed, Tariq Abu

    2011-12-01

    The high flexibility of rotary Nitinol (Ni-Ti) files has helped clinicians perform root canal treatments with fewer technical errors than seen with stainless steel files. However, intracanal file fracture can occur, compromising the outcome of the treatment. Ni-Ti file fracture incidence is roughly around 4% amongst specialists and higher amongst general practitioners. Therefore, eliminating or reducing this problem should improve patient care. The aim of this project was to isolate and examine the role of friction between files and the canal walls of the glass tube model, and bending-related maximum strain amplitudes, on Ni-Ti file lifetimes-tofracture in the presence of different irrigant solutions and file coatings. A specifically designed device was used to test over 300 electropolished EndoSequenceRTM Ni-Ti files for number of cycles to failure (NCF) in smooth, bent glass tube models at 45 and 60 degrees during dry, coated and liquid-lubricated rotation at 600rpm. Fractured files were examined under Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) afterwards. Four different file sizes 25.04, 25.06, 35.04, 35.06 (diameter in mm/taper %) and six surface modification conditions were used independently. These conditions included, three solutions; (1) a surfactant-based solution, Surface-Active-Displacement-Solution (SADS), (2) a mouth wash proven to remove biofilms, Delmopinol 1%(DEL), and (3) Bleach 6% (vol.%), the most common antibacterial endodontic irrigant solution. The conditions also included two low-friction silane-based coating groups, 3-Hepta-fluoroisopropyl-propoxymethyl-dichlorosilane (3-HEPT) and Octadecyltrichlorosilane (ODS), in addition to an as-received file control group (Dry). The coefficient of friction (CF) between the file and the canal walls for each condition was measured as well as the surface tension of the irrigant solutions and the critical surface tension of the coated and uncoated files by contact angle measurements. The radius of curvature and

  8. Temperature and salinity profiles from STD casts in the Bering Sea from the SILAS BENT as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 01 September 1975 to 26 September 1975 (NODC Accession 7600747)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature and salinity profiles were collected from STD casts in the Bering Sea from the SILAS BENT. Data were collected by the University of Alaska - Fairbanks...

  9. Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USNS SILAS BENT in the North Pacific Ocean in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 06 February 1975 to 25 March 1975 (NODC Accession 7500276)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — XBT data were collected from the USNS SILAS BENT in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US Navy;...

  10. Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USNS SILAS BENT in the North Pacific Ocean in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 24 April 1977 to 27 April 1977 (NODC Accession 7700487)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — XBT data were collected from the USNS SILAS BENT in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US Navy;...

  11. Benthic organism and other data from the Gulf of Alaska from the USNS SILAS BENT as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 31 August 1975 to 14 September 1975 (NODC Accession 7700434)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Benthic organism and other data were collected in the Gulf of Alaska from the USNS SILAS BENT by University of Alaska; Institute of Marine Science (UAK/IMS). Data...

  12. Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USNS SILAS BENT in the North Pacific Ocean in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 06 February 1976 to 25 February 1976 (NODC Accession 7600712)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — XBT data were collected from the USNS SILAS BENT in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US Navy;...

  13. Characterization of a spherically bent quartz crystal for Kα x-ray imaging of laser plasmas using a focusing monochromator geometry

    We have measured the key spectrometric properties (peak reflectivity, reflection curve width, and Bragg angle offset) of a spherically bent quartz 200 crystal using the x-ray emission from a laser-produced Ar plasma. This crystal can image Ar Kα x-rays at near-normal incidence (θB ∼ 81 deg.); our technique operates the same crystal as a high-throughput focusing monochromator on the Rowland circle at angles far from normal incidence (θB ∼ 68 deg.) to make a reflection curve with He-like x-rays from the same laser plasma. This approach, which is applicable to many commonly imaged x-ray emission lines and corresponding spherically bent crystals, permits the experimentalist to obtain an in-situ crystal characterization in the same reflection order as that used for operation.

  14. Effect of small variations in the refractive index of the ambient medium on the spectrum of a bent fibre-optic Fabry - Perot interferometer

    Kulchin, Yurii N; Vitrik, O B; Gurbatov, S O [Institute for Automation and Control Processes, Far-Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok (Russian Federation)

    2011-09-30

    The phase of light propagating through a bent optical fibre is shown to depend on the refractive index of the medium surrounding the fibre cladding when there is resonance coupling between the guided core mode and cladding modes. This shifts the spectral maxima in the bent fibre-optic Fabry - Perot interferometer. The highest phase and spectral sensitivities achieved with this interferometer configuration are 0.71 and 0.077, respectively, and enable changes in the refractive index of the ambient medium down to 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} to be detected. This makes the proposed approach potentially attractive for producing highly stable, precision refractive index sensors capable of solving a wide range of liquid refractometry problems.

  15. Low-loss and broadband 2 × 2 silicon thermo-optic Mach-Zehnder switch with bent directional couplers.

    Chen, Sitao; Shi, Yaocheng; He, Sailing; Dai, Daoxin

    2016-02-15

    A low-loss and broadband silicon thermo-optic switch is proposed and demonstrated experimentally by using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer with 2×2 3 dB power splitters based on bent directional couplers (DCs). The bent DCs are introduced here to replace the traditional 2×2 3 dB power splitters based on multimode interferometers or straight DCs, so that one achieves a coupling ratio of ∼50%∶ 50%, as well as low excess loss over a broadband. The demonstrated Mach-Zehnder switch (MZS) has a ∼140  nm bandwidth for an excess loss of 20  dB. The present MZS also shows excellent reproducibility and good fabrication tolerance, which makes it promising for realizing N×N optical switches. PMID:26872201

  16. Influência da ictiofauna sobre as comunidades bentônicas em ilhas costeiras de Santa Catarina e no arquipélago dos Abrolhos, Brasil

    Ortigara Longo, Guilherme

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: Os peixes são fundamentais para a estruturação e resiliência de ambientes aquáticos, de forma que o manejo desses ambientes requer um entendimento do impacto da comunidade de peixes sobre a comunidade bentônica. O presente trabalho apresenta uma metodologia para avaliação das interações entre peixes e a comunidade bentônica através da utilização da técnica de filmagem remota. Tal método foi aplicado em diferentes sistemas recifais da costa brasileira (i.e. costões rochosos, recifes de...

  17. Investigation of supramolecular architectures of bent-shaped pyridine derivatives: from a three-ring crystalline compound towards five-ring mesogens

    Trišović, Nemanja; Rogan, Jelena; Poleti, Dejan; Tóth-Katona, Tibor; Salamonczyk, Miroslaw; Jákli, Antal; Fodor-Csorba, Katalin

    2016-01-01

    In searching for novel photoactive liquid crystals, we have synthesized a series of five-ring pyridine-based bent-core compounds bearing different substituents at the peripheral phenyl rings (CH3O, Cl and NO2). Their mesomorphic behaviour has been investigated by polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray scattering, and then compared with the unsubstituted parent compound. The introduction of the methoxy groups at the peripheral phenyl rings of the bent core results in a non-mesomorphic compound, whereas the chloro- and nitro-substituted compounds form enantiotropic B1-like phases. Significant changes of the textures and transition temperatures of the mesophase have been observed under UV light. The presented investigation of the mesomorphic properties of the synthesized compounds, coupled with analysis of the molecular packing of the related three-ring compounds, will help to design self-organized molecules suitable for UV indicators.

  18. Transformation from a rod-like to a hockey-stick-like and bent-shaped molecule in 3,4′-disubstituted azobenzene-based mesogens

    Horčic, M.; Kozmik, V.; Svoboda, J.; Novotná, Vladimíra; Pociecha, D.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 1, č. 45 (2013), s. 7560-7567. ISSN 2050-7526 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-14133S; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/0723 Grant ostatní: AV ČR(CZ) M100101211 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : bent-shaped mesogen * hocky-stick-like mesogen * liquid crystals Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials

  19. Simulation of Channeling and Radiation of 855 MeV Electrons and Positrons in a Small-Amplitude Short-Period Bent Crystal

    Korol, Andrei V; Sushko, Gennady B; Solov'yov, Andrey V

    2016-01-01

    Channeling and radiation are studied for the relativistic electrons and positrons passing through a Si crystal periodically bent with a small amplitude and a short period. Comprehensive analysis of the channeling process for various bending amplitudes is presented on the grounds of numerical simulations. The features of the channeling are highlighted and elucidated within an analytically developed continuous potential approximation. The radiation spectra are computed and discussed.

  20. Taxonomy of little bent-winged bats (Miniopterus, Miniopteridae) from the African islands of Sno Tomé, Grand Comoro and Madagascar, based on mtDNA

    Juste, Javier; Ferrández, Almudena; Fa, John E.; Masefield, Will; Ibáñez, Carlos

    2007-01-01

    Due to a morphological uniformity typically shown by bent-winged bats, the taxonomic recognition of species and subspecies within the sole genus Miniopterus has been much questioned and revised. The situation and definition of the African species M. minor is particularly confused. This species is known from scattered and discontinuous records on both mainland coasts, Madagascar, Sno Tomé and Grand Comoro islands. The island forms have been included either within M. minor or considered as ende...

  1. Profile measurement of a bent neutron mirror using an ultrahigh precision non-contact measurement system with an auto focus laser probe

    Morita, S.; Guo, J.; Yamada, N. L.; Torikai, N.; Takeda, S.; Furusaka, M.; Yamagata, Y.

    2016-07-01

    A bent neutron mirror has been considered as one of the best solutions for focusing neutron beams from the viewpoint of cost-benefit performance. Although the form deviation of the bent profile is expected because of the large spot size, it is difficult to measure due to its geometric limitation. Here, we propose a non-contact measurement system using an auto focus (AF) laser probe on an ultrahigh precision machine tool to precisely evaluate the form deviation of the bent mirror. The AF laser probe is composed of a diode laser, a position sensitive sensor, a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and a microscope objective lens which is actuated by an electromagnetic motor with 1 nm resolution for position sensing and control. The sensor enables a non-contact profile measurement of a high precision surface without any surface damage in contrast with contact-type ultrahigh precision coordinate measurement machines with ruby styli. In the on-machine measurement system, a personal computer simultaneously acquires a displacement signal from the AF laser probe and 3-axis positional coordinates of the ultrahigh machine tool branched between the linear laser scales and the numerical controller. The acquisition rate of the 4-axis positional data in 1 nm resolution is more than 10 Hz and the simultaneity between the axes is negligible. The profile of a neutron bent mirror was measured from a transparent side using the developed system, and the result proves that the form deviation of the mirror enlarged the the spot size of focused neuron beam.

  2. A nematic-polar columnar phase sequence in new bent-shaped liquid crystals based on a 7-hydroxynaphthalene-2-carboxylic acid core

    Kohout, M.; Svoboda, J.; Novotná, Vladimíra; Pociecha, D.; Glogarová, Milada; Gorecka, E.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 19, - (2009), s. 3153-3160. ISSN 0959-9428 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) GA202/09/0047; GA AV ČR IAA100100710 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : liquid crystals * bent-shaped mesogen * columnar phase * nematic phase Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 4.795, year: 2009

  3. Failure analysis for 15CrMo superheater bent tubes%15CrMo高温过热器弯管的失效分析

    程宏辉; 曹磊; 靳惠明; 黄新; 秦康生

    2011-01-01

    分析了75 t/h高压循环流化床锅炉用15CrMo高温过热器弯管在试运行近100h 下产生裂纹的原因结果表明,由于炉水中氯离子含量超标以及停炉期间未进行保护,导致大量空气进入炉体,在高温、弯管自身高残余应力等综合作用下产生应力腐蚀,这是导致过热器弯管失效的主要原因.%Failure analysis is performed for 15CrMo superheater bent tubes of a 75 t/h high-pressure circulating fluidized bed boiler operated for less than 100 h. The results indicate that the bent tubes are subjected to stress corrosion cracking, due to excessive chloride ion in the boiler water, the entry of air during the boiler shutdown, high temperature work environment and high residual stress in the bent tube.

  4. Manufacturing and characterization of bent silicon crystals for studies of coherent interactions with negatively charged particles beams

    Efficient steering of GeV-energy negatively charged particle beams was demonstrated to be possible with a new generation of thin bent silicon crystals. Suitable crystals were produced at the Sensor Semiconductor Laboratory of Ferrara starting from Silicon On Insulator wafers, adopting proper revisitation of silicon micromachining techniques such as Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition, photolithography and anisotropic chemical etching. Mechanical holders, which allow to properly bend the crystal and to reduce unwanted torsions, were employed. Crystallographic directions and crystal holder design were optimized in order to excite quasi-mosaic effect along (1 1 1) planes. Prior to exposing the crystal to particle beams, a full set of characterizations were performed. Infrared interferometry was used to measure crystal thickness with high accuracy. White-light interferometry was employed to characterize surface deformational state and its torsion. High-resolution X-rays diffraction was used to precisely measure crystal bending angle along the beam. Manufactured crystals were installed and tested at the MAMI MAinz MIcrotron to steer sub-GeV electrons, and at SLAC to deflect an electron beam in the 1 to 10 GeV energy range

  5. Agromorphological characterization and dollar spot fungus susceptibility in accessions of common bent (Agrostis capillaris L.) collected in northern Spain

    Oliveira, J. A.; Novo-Uzal, E.; Pomar, F.; Burghrara, S. S.; Afif, E.

    2010-07-01

    Fourteen Agrostis capillaris accessions collected in northern Spain were characterized in a trial with a low fertilization regime, carried out in two successive years (2004 and 2005). The commercial cultivar Golfin was included in the study as a control. All accessions and the commercial cultivar were evaluated for 11 agromorphological characteristics and susceptibility to dollar spot disease, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennet. The data obtained were reduced to five principal components that cumulatively explained 85.4% of the total variance. Cluster analysis was useful in identifying four groups of accessions that described 50% of the phenotypic variation among accessions. Cluster 1 consisted of four accessions with the highest resistance to dollar spot, dark green colour, late heading date and high autumn turf quality. Cluster 2 included the two earliest heading accessions, dark green colour, intermediate tolerance to dollar spot and low autumn turf quality. Cluster 3 comprised six accessions with the latest heading date, dark green colour and low tolerance to dollar spot. Cluster 4 consisted of two accessions and the Golfin cultivar, with lightest green colour, low autumn turf quality and the poorest tolerance to dollar spot. The results of this study suggest the potential value of some of these common bent accessions collected in northern Spain for turf and forage improvement. (Author) 40 refs.

  6. Modeling of two-dimensional nanoscale Y-bent plasmonic waveguides with cavities for demultiplexing of the telecommunication wavelengths

    Noual, A; Akjouj, A; Pennec, Y; Gillet, J-N; Djafari-Rouhani, B [Institut d' Electronique, de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie, UMR CNRS 8520, Universite de Lille 1, 59655 Villeneuve d' Ascq (France)], E-mail: Abdellatif.Akjouj@univ-lille1.fr

    2009-10-15

    Numerical simulations, based on a finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) method, of infrared light propagation for add/drop filtering in two-dimensional (2D) metal-insulator-metal (Ag-SiO{sub 2}-Ag) resonators are reported to design 2D Y-bent plasmonic waveguides with possible applications in telecommunication wavelength demultiplexing (WDM). First, we study optical transmission and reflection of a nanoscale SiO{sub 2} waveguide coupled to a nanocavity of the same insulator located either inside or on the side of a linear waveguide sandwiched between Ag. According to the inside or outside positioning of the nanocavity with respect to the waveguide, the transmission spectrum displays peaks or dips, respectively, which occur at the same central frequency. A fundamental study of the possible cavity modes in the near-infrared frequency band is also given. These filtering properties are then exploited to propose a nanoscale demultiplexer based on a Y-shaped plasmonic waveguide for separation of two different wavelengths, in selection or rejection, from an input broadband signal around 1550 nm. We detail coupling of the 2D add/drop Y connector to two cavities inserted on each of its branches. Selection or rejection of a pair of different wavelengths depends on the inside or outside locations (respectively) of each cavity in the Y plasmonic device.

  7. Focusing x-rays to a 1 μm spot using elastically bent, graded multilayer-coated mirrors

    In the LBNL x-ray fluorescence microprobe, a synchrotron source of x-rays is demagnified several hundred times using a pair of mirrors in the Kirkpatrick-Baez configuration. These are coated with multilayers to increase reflectivity and limit the pass band of the x-rays striking the sample. With spherical mirrors, the spot size obtained is limited by spherical aberration. This can be corrected by using an initially flat mirror elastically bent by a combination of end couples into an ellipse. By grading the multilayer coatings in d-spacing, the throughput of the focusing system is increased and the pass band narrowed. A pair of such mirrors, installed in the microprobe on a bending magnet at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), achieved focal spots of dimensions 1μmx1 μm at energies of 8.5 keV and 12 keV, with an energy pass band of 10%. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  8. Bent-tailed Radio Sources in the Australia Telescope Large Area Survey of the Chandra Deep Field South

    Dehghan, S.; Johnston-Hollitt, M.; Franzen, T. M. O.; Norris, R. P.; Miller, N. A.

    2014-11-01

    Using the 1.4 GHz Australia Telescope Large Area Survey, supplemented by the 1.4 GHz Very Large Array images, we undertook a search for bent-tailed (BT) radio galaxies in the Chandra Deep Field South. Here we present a catalog of 56 detections, which include 45 BT sources, 4 diffuse low-surface-brightness objects (1 relic, 2 halos, and 1 unclassified object), and a further 7 complex, multi-component sources. We report BT sources with rest-frame powers in the range 1022 wide-angle tail source in A3141 and a putative radio relic which appears at the infall region between the galaxy group MZ 00108 and the galaxy cluster AMPCC 40. Further observations are required to confirm the relic detection, which, if successful, would demonstrate this to be the least powerful relic yet seen with P 1.4 GHz = 9 × 1022 W Hz-1. Using these data, we predict future 1.4 GHz all-sky surveys with a resolution of ~10 arcsec and a sensitivity of 10 μJy will detect of the order of 560,000 extended low-surface-brightness radio sources of which 440,000 will have a BT morphology.

  9. Bent paths of a positive streamer and a cathode-directed spark leader in diffuse discharges preionized by runaway electrons

    Diffuse discharges preionized by runaway electrons can produce large-area homogeneous discharges at elevated pressures, which is an intriguing phenomenon in the physics of pulsed discharges. In this paper, runaway-electron-preionized diffuse discharge (REP DD) was obtained in a wide pressure range (0.05–0.25 MPa), and under certain conditions a positive streamer and a cathode-directed spark leader could be observed to propagate at some angles to the applied (background) electric field lines. For a 16-mm gap at an air pressure of 0.08–0.1 MPa, the percentage of pulses in which such propagation is observed is about 5%–50% of their total number, and in the other pulses such bent paths could not be observed because there is even no streamer or cathode-directed spark leader in diffuse discharges. In our opinion, such propagation of the positive streamer and the cathode-directed spark leader at some angle to the background electric field lines owes to different increase rates of the electron density in different regions of the discharge volume under REP DD conditions. Therefore, during the formation of a REP DD, the increase of the electron density is inhomogeneous and nonsimultaneous, resulting in an electron density gradient at the ionization wave front

  10. Manufacturing and characterization of bent silicon crystals for studies of coherent interactions with negatively charged particles beams

    Germogli, G.; Mazzolari, A.; Bandiera, L.; Bagli, E.; Guidi, V.

    2015-07-15

    Efficient steering of GeV-energy negatively charged particle beams was demonstrated to be possible with a new generation of thin bent silicon crystals. Suitable crystals were produced at the Sensor Semiconductor Laboratory of Ferrara starting from Silicon On Insulator wafers, adopting proper revisitation of silicon micromachining techniques such as Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition, photolithography and anisotropic chemical etching. Mechanical holders, which allow to properly bend the crystal and to reduce unwanted torsions, were employed. Crystallographic directions and crystal holder design were optimized in order to excite quasi-mosaic effect along (1 1 1) planes. Prior to exposing the crystal to particle beams, a full set of characterizations were performed. Infrared interferometry was used to measure crystal thickness with high accuracy. White-light interferometry was employed to characterize surface deformational state and its torsion. High-resolution X-rays diffraction was used to precisely measure crystal bending angle along the beam. Manufactured crystals were installed and tested at the MAMI MAinz MIcrotron to steer sub-GeV electrons, and at SLAC to deflect an electron beam in the 1 to 10 GeV energy range.

  11. Influence of virtual surfaces on Frank elastic constants in a polymer-stabilized bent-core nematic liquid crystal

    Madhuri, P. Lakshmi; Hiremath, Uma S.; Yelamaggad, C. V.; Madhuri, K. Priya; Prasad, S. Krishna

    2016-04-01

    Effect of a polymer network on the threshold voltage of the Fréedericksz transition, Frank elastic constants, switching speed, and the rotational viscosity are investigated in a polymer-stabilized bent-core nematic liquid crystal with different polymer concentrations. These polymer networks form virtual surfaces with a finite anchoring energy. The studies bring out several differences in comparison to similar studies with a calamitic liquid crystal as the nematic host. For example, on varying the polymer content the threshold voltage decreases initially, but exhibits a drastic increase above a critical concentration. A similar feature—reaching a minimum before rising—is seen for the bend elastic constant, which gets enhanced by an order of magnitude for a polymer content of 2.5 wt %. In contrast, the splay elastic constant has a monotonic variation although the overall enhancement is comparable to that of the bend elastic constant. The behavior changing at a critical concentration is also seen for the switching time and the associated rotational viscosity. The presence of the polymer also induces a shape change in the thermal dependence of the bend elastic constant. We explain the features observed here on the basis of images obtained from the optical and atomic force microscopy.

  12. Bent paths of a positive streamer and a cathode-directed spark leader in diffuse discharges preionized by runaway electrons

    Zhang, Cheng; Tarasenko, Viktor F.; Shao, Tao; Beloplotov, Dmitry V.; Lomaev, Mikhail I.; Wang, Ruixue; Sorokin, Dmitry A.; Yan, Ping

    2015-03-01

    Diffuse discharges preionized by runaway electrons can produce large-area homogeneous discharges at elevated pressures, which is an intriguing phenomenon in the physics of pulsed discharges. In this paper, runaway-electron-preionized diffuse discharge (REP DD) was obtained in a wide pressure range (0.05-0.25 MPa), and under certain conditions a positive streamer and a cathode-directed spark leader could be observed to propagate at some angles to the applied (background) electric field lines. For a 16-mm gap at an air pressure of 0.08-0.1 MPa, the percentage of pulses in which such propagation is observed is about 5%-50% of their total number, and in the other pulses such bent paths could not be observed because there is even no streamer or cathode-directed spark leader in diffuse discharges. In our opinion, such propagation of the positive streamer and the cathode-directed spark leader at some angle to the background electric field lines owes to different increase rates of the electron density in different regions of the discharge volume under REP DD conditions. Therefore, during the formation of a REP DD, the increase of the electron density is inhomogeneous and nonsimultaneous, resulting in an electron density gradient at the ionization wave front.

  13. Geometrical and wave-optical effects on the performance of a bent-crystal dispersive X-ray spectrometer

    Sutter, J.P., E-mail: john.sutter@diamond.ac.u [Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9RE (United Kingdom); Amboage, M., E-mail: monica.amboage@diamond.ac.u [Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9RE (United Kingdom); Hayama, S., E-mail: shusaku.hayama@diamond.ac.u [Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9RE (United Kingdom); Diaz-Moreno, S., E-mail: sofia.diaz-moreno@diamond.ac.u [Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9RE (United Kingdom)

    2010-09-21

    The X-ray focusing properties of a bent single crystal diffracting in Bragg geometry are discussed. First, it is assumed that a polychromatic point source is focused to a point image. The elliptical arc that the crystal must trace and the aberrations caused by bending the crystal cylindrically are derived from the ray paths. For a source of finite size, the magnification is found to vary over the crystal's length, so that rays of different wavelength produce images of different size. More realistic treatments of penetration and diffraction are performed with spherical monochromatic incident waves, using Takagi-Taupin calculations to create the diffracted wave and the Fresnel integral to trace the diffracted wave's evolution. Such 'wave-optical' calculations on a symmetric Si (1 1 1) crystal with 7 keV X-rays predict beam sizes different from those found in ray traces. Optimal sample and detector placement therefore requires wave effects to be considered.

  14. Biocenosis de foraminíferos bentónicos en la zona intermareal de Bocagrande Cartagena (Colombia

    Londoño de Hoyos Concha

    1992-11-01

    Full Text Available A comunity composed of 40 individuals is identified at Bocagrande shore, Cartagena. Nine benthic foraminiferal species comform the biocenosia. Siatematically, theyare included in the suborders MILIOLINA and ROTALIINA, and in the families MILIOLIIDAE of the first soborder; and DISCORBIDAE,
    GLABRATELLIDAE, EPISTOMARIIDAE, ROTALIIDAE and NONIONIDAE, belonging to the second suborder. The main features of the faunal assemblage are: the poverty of species and specimens and the dominance of Paratolia magdalensis Lankford.Se identifica una comunidad formada por 40 individuos en la playa de Bocagrande, Cartagena. La biocenosis está conformada por 9 especies de foraminiferos bentónicos. Sistemáticamente se ubican en los subordenes MILIOLINA y ROTALLINA; correspondiendo a las familias MILIOLIDAE del primero y DISCORBIDAE, GLABRATELLIDAE, ROTALIIDAE, EPISTOMARIIDAE y NONIONIDAE, del segundo. Las características principales del conjunto faunístico son: la pobreza, tanto de especies como de especímenes y la dominancia de Pararotolia magdalenensis Lankford.

  15. Fiber-to-Waveguide and 3D Chip-to-Chip Light Coupling Based on Bent Metal-Clad Waveguides

    Lu, Zhaolin; Shi, Kaifeng

    2016-01-01

    Efficient fiber-to-waveguide light coupling has been a key issue in integrated photonics for many years. The main challenge lies in the huge mode mismatch between an optical fiber and a single mode waveguide. Herein, we present a novel fiber-to-waveguide coupler, named "L-coupler", through which the light fed from the top of a chip can bend 90{\\deg} with low reflection and is then efficiently coupled into an on-chip Si waveguide within a short propagation distance (<20{\\mu}m). The key element is a bent metal-clad waveguide with a big matched input port. According to our finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation, the coupling efficiency is over 80% within a broad range of working wavelengths in the near-infrared regime for a transverse electric input Gaussian wave. The coupler is polarization-dependent, with very low coupling efficiency (6%-9%) for transverse magnetic waves. The coupler can also be used for three-dimensional (3D) chip-to-chip optical interconnection by efficiently coupling light into ...

  16. Bent-tailed radio sources in the australia telescope large area survey of the Chandra deep field south

    Dehghan, S.; Johnston-Hollitt, M. [School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6140 (New Zealand); Franzen, T. M. O.; Norris, R. P. [Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia); Miller, N. A., E-mail: siamak.dehghan@vuw.ac.nz [Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD 21153 (United States)

    2014-11-01

    Using the 1.4 GHz Australia Telescope Large Area Survey, supplemented by the 1.4 GHz Very Large Array images, we undertook a search for bent-tailed (BT) radio galaxies in the Chandra Deep Field South. Here we present a catalog of 56 detections, which include 45 BT sources, 4 diffuse low-surface-brightness objects (1 relic, 2 halos, and 1 unclassified object), and a further 7 complex, multi-component sources. We report BT sources with rest-frame powers in the range 10{sup 22} ≤ P {sub 1.4} {sub GHz} ≤ 10{sup 26} W Hz{sup –1}, with redshifts up to 2 and linear extents from tens of kiloparsecs up to about 1 Mpc. This is the first systematic study of such sources down to such low powers and high redshifts and demonstrates the complementary nature of searches in deep, limited area surveys as compared to shallower, large surveys. Of the sources presented here, one is the most distant BT source yet detected at a redshift of 2.1688. Two of the sources are found to be associated with known clusters: a wide-angle tail source in A3141 and a putative radio relic which appears at the infall region between the galaxy group MZ 00108 and the galaxy cluster AMPCC 40. Further observations are required to confirm the relic detection, which, if successful, would demonstrate this to be the least powerful relic yet seen with P {sub 1.4} {sub GHz} = 9 × 10{sup 22} W Hz{sup –1}. Using these data, we predict future 1.4 GHz all-sky surveys with a resolution of ∼10 arcsec and a sensitivity of 10 μJy will detect of the order of 560,000 extended low-surface-brightness radio sources of which 440,000 will have a BT morphology.

  17. Bent-tailed radio sources in the australia telescope large area survey of the Chandra deep field south

    Using the 1.4 GHz Australia Telescope Large Area Survey, supplemented by the 1.4 GHz Very Large Array images, we undertook a search for bent-tailed (BT) radio galaxies in the Chandra Deep Field South. Here we present a catalog of 56 detections, which include 45 BT sources, 4 diffuse low-surface-brightness objects (1 relic, 2 halos, and 1 unclassified object), and a further 7 complex, multi-component sources. We report BT sources with rest-frame powers in the range 1022 ≤ P 1.4 GHz ≤ 1026 W Hz–1, with redshifts up to 2 and linear extents from tens of kiloparsecs up to about 1 Mpc. This is the first systematic study of such sources down to such low powers and high redshifts and demonstrates the complementary nature of searches in deep, limited area surveys as compared to shallower, large surveys. Of the sources presented here, one is the most distant BT source yet detected at a redshift of 2.1688. Two of the sources are found to be associated with known clusters: a wide-angle tail source in A3141 and a putative radio relic which appears at the infall region between the galaxy group MZ 00108 and the galaxy cluster AMPCC 40. Further observations are required to confirm the relic detection, which, if successful, would demonstrate this to be the least powerful relic yet seen with P 1.4 GHz = 9 × 1022 W Hz–1. Using these data, we predict future 1.4 GHz all-sky surveys with a resolution of ∼10 arcsec and a sensitivity of 10 μJy will detect of the order of 560,000 extended low-surface-brightness radio sources of which 440,000 will have a BT morphology.

  18. Helical Nano-crystallite (HNC) Phases: Chirality Synchronization of Achiral Bent-Core Mesogens in a New Type of Dark Conglomerates.

    Alaasar, Mohamed; Prehm, Marko; Tschierske, Carsten

    2016-05-01

    Spontaneous generation of macroscopic homochirality in soft matter systems by self-assembly of exclusively achiral molecules under achiral conditions is a challenging task with relevance for fundamental scientific research and technological applications. Dark conglomerate phases (DC phases), being optically isotropic mesophases composed of conglomerates of macroscopic chiral domains and formed by some non-chiral bent-core mesogens, represent such a case. Here we report two new series of non-symmetric bent-core molecules capable of forming a new type of mirror symmetry broken DC phases. In the synthesized molecules, a bent 4-bromoresorcinol core is connected to a phenyl benzoate wing and an azobenzene wing with or without additional peripheral fluorine substitution. The self-assembly was investigated by DSC, polarizing microscopy, electro-optical studies and XRD. Chiral and apparently achiral DC phases were observed besides distinct types of lamellar liquid crystalline phases with different degree of polar order, allowing the investigation of the transition from smectic to DC phases. This indicates a process in which increased packing density at first gives rise to restricted rotation and thus to growing polar order, which then leads to chirality synchronization, layer frustration and nano-scale crystallization. Topological constraints arising from the twisted packing of helical conformers in lamellar crystals is proposed to lead to amorphous solids composed of helical nano-crystallites with short coherence length (HNC phases). This is considered as a third major type of DC phases, distinct from the previously known liquid crystalline sponge phases and the helical nano-filament phases (HNF phases). Guidelines for the molecular design of new materials capable of self-assembly into these three types of DC phases are proposed. PMID:27006203

  19. Field-induced transformations in the biaxial order of non-tilted phases in a bent-core smectic liquid crystal

    Panarin, Y. P.; Nagaraj, Mamatha; Vij, J. K.; Keith, C.; Tschierske, C.

    2010-10-01

    The structural and electro-optic investigations of an achiral bent-core molecule in SmAPA phase, in which the polar directors in the neighboring layers are arranged anti-ferroelectrically, show that it undergoes transformation from one biaxial to another biaxial structure via a quasi-stable uniaxial structure on the application of the electric field. The non-continuous change in biaxiality is explained by an intermediate state in which the secondary directors in the neighboring layers are perpendicular to each other.

  20. Reverse bent wiring with Crusade catheter can be a useful technique for penetrating an abrupt-type entry of coronary occlusion at branching ostium.

    Nomura, Tetsuya; Kato, Taku; Higuchi, Yusuke; Keira, Natsuya; Tatsumi, Tetsuya

    2016-07-01

    We encountered a case of chronic total in-stent occlusion which involving an abrupt-type entry at an obtuse marginal branching ostium. It is usually difficult to antegradely penetrate this kind of proximal fibrous cap. Therefore, we adopted a reverse bent wiring technique with a Crusade catheter and successfully completed all procedures. This technique is very simple but can be very effective in specific situations in daily percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Many PCI operators may empirically adopt this kind of wire manipulation technique. However, this kind of technique has never been officially reported to our knowledge. PMID:26113197

  1. Suficiência amostral para estudos de impacto ambiental sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em arrozais irrigados

    Alana Cristina Dorneles Wandscheer; Joele Schmitt Baumart; Enio Marchesan; Sandro Santos; Luis Antonio de Avila; Camille Flores Soares; Mateus Marques Pires

    2016-01-01

    RESUMO: O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar a suficiência amostral para estudos de impacto ambiental sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em arrozais irrigados (Oryza sativa L.). Amostragens de solo foram realizadas com auxílio de coletor cilíndrico, nos anos agrícolas 2007/08 e 2012/13. As amostras foram triadas e os espécimes identificados até o nível de família. Os dados foram submetidos à análise da curva do coletor e os índices de diversidade de Shannon e equabilidade d...

  2. Ecologia e qualidade ecológica de comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentónicos em zonas costeiras e estuarinas:abordagem comparativa

    Pinto, Vanessa Caetano

    2009-01-01

    As comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentónicos são extremamente importantes na estrutura e funcionamento dos ecossistemas aquáticos, constituindo a base de diversas cadeias tróficas. Além disso, são igualmente determinantes no estudo dos ecossistemas em que habitam, pela capacidade de integrar e reflectir as condições do meio. Devido a estas características têm sido amplamente utilizadas em monitorização e avaliação de qualidade ambiental. O presente estudo teve como principais objectivos co...

  3. Los macroinvertebrados bentónicos de pozo azul (cuenca del río gaira, colombia) y su relación con la calidad del agua

    Guerrero-Bolaño, Francisco; Manjarrés-Hernández, Ana; Núñez-Padilla, Norbelis

    2011-01-01

    En julio de 2002 se realizó el estudio de algunos parámetros fisicoquímicos y la estructura de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados bentónicos asociados a cuatro coriotipos (piedra, hojarasca, sedimento y macrófitas) en el sector de Pozo Azul sobre la cuenca del río Gaira (Magdalena, Colombia). Se discute la relación entre la estructura de la comunidad y la calidad del agua del sector. Los parámetros fisicoquímicos estuvieron determinados en gran medida por las características geográficas del s...

  4. Superstructural chirality of a periodic system of domains of opposite chirality and π-walls in B.sub.2./sub. phase composed of bent-shaped molecules

    Lejček, Lubor

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 83, 10-11 (2010), s. 1001-1013. ISSN 0141-1594 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100100911; GA AV ČR(CZ) GA202/09/0047; GA MŠk(CZ) OC10006 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : B 2 phase * bent-shaped molecules * domains of opposite chirality * π-walls * superstructural chirality Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.006, year: 2010

  5. Quantum-mechanical analogy of beam propagation in waveguides with a bent axis: Dynamic-mode stabilization and radiation-loss suppression

    Wave propagation in an optical waveguide with a bent axis is studied under the scalar and paraxial wave approximations, and the quantum mechanical analogy with the electron dynamics in an atomic potential interacting with an intense electromagnetic field is highlighted. In particular we show that for a truncated parabolic waveguide with a periodically curved axis, a dynamic mode splitting with reduced radiation losses can be observed, which is fully analogous to the phenomenon of wave packet dichotomy and ionization quenching found in strong-field atomic physics

  6. Use of a Bent Crystal with a Decreasing Curvature to Increase the Efficiency of the Extraction and Collimation of a Beam in an Accelerator

    Yazynin, I. A.; Maisheev, V. A.; Chesnokov, Yu. A.

    2011-01-01

    It has been shown that the use of a bent crystal with a variable curvature radius makes it possible to reduce the fraction of dechanneled particles by an order of magnitude. This effect enables the strong reduction of the particle density at the edge of a collimator or the partition of a septum upon the multiturn extraction of a beam from a ring accelerator. In particular, the beam extraction efficiency at the U-70 synchrotron and Large Hadron Collider can be increased to 95 and 99.65%, respe...

  7. Subcarrier phase recovery performance in bent-pipe mode of Shuttle data transmission. [on Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System Ku-band return link

    Mckenzie, T. M.; Braun, W. R.

    1978-01-01

    The subcarrier phase recovery is analyzed for the bent-pipe mode of Space Shuttle detached-payload data transmission on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) Ku-band return link. The high-power component of the subcarrier modulation is unrestored payload data, either at baseband or modulating another subcarrier. At the receiver a Costas loop recovers the subcarrier phase. To analyze its performance in the baseband case, we obtain the loop S-curve, the power spectral density of the equivalent noise process, and the loop phase error variance.

  8. 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

  9. Gelation behaviour of a bent-core dihydrazide derivative: effect of incubation temperature in chloroform and toluene.

    Zhang, Chunxue; Zhang, Tianren; Ji, Nan; Zhang, Yan; Bai, Binglian; Wang, Haitao; Li, Min

    2016-02-01

    In this work, a new kind of gelator, 1,3-bis[(3,4-dioctyloxy phenyl) hydrazide]phenylene (BP8-C), containing two dihydrazide units as the rigid bent-core, has been synthesized and investigated. It was demonstrated that BP8-C is an efficient gelator which can gel various organic solvents, such as ethanol, benzene, toluene, chloroform, etc. Both an opaque gel (O-gel) and a transparent gel (T-gel), which is more stable, were obtained with BP8-C in chloroform at different incubation temperatures. Kinetic data based on fluorescence spectra revealed that the T-gels showed a larger Avrami parameter (n = 1.44 at 20 °C) than that of the O-gels (n = 1.21 for gelation at temperatures below 0 °C). While BP8-C did form the opaque gel in toluene, gelation took longer at lower incubation temperatures and even precipitated out below 0 °C. The kinetic Avrami analysis on sols of BP8-C with different concentrations shows a two-phrase mechanism, i.e. the n values are between 0.88 and 1.74 followed by 1.69 and 3.01 throughout the temperature range of 5 °C and 35 °C for 5.34 mg mL(-1) BP8-C in toluene, indicating that the fibers formed first and then bundled to produce compact networks. We propose that supersaturation governs the formation of gel in chloroform and that the diffusion process denominates gelation in toluene. XRD and FT-IR measurements confirmed that the xerogels prepared at different temperatures in different solvents exhibited a Col(h) structure and that there are three molecules in one columnar slice. Our results indicate that the gelation process, morphology of the gels and thus the final properties of the gels depend strongly on the preparation conditions such as temperature, solvent, concentration, etc. PMID:26659559

  10. Worden wie je bent

    Saskia Keuzenkamp

    2012-01-01

    Sommige mensen zijn als man geboren, maar voelen zich vrouw. En sommigen zijn als vrouw geboren, maar voelen zich man. Veel van deze transgenders besluiten op enig moment in hun leven om via hormonen en operaties hun geslacht te laten aanpassen. Er is de laatste jaren meer aandacht voor deze groep, ook in het overheidsbeleid. Maar er is nog weinig bekend over hoe het met hen gaat. Op wat voor leeftijd worden zij zich bewust van hun 'trans-zijn'? Hoe open zijn ze erover en welke reacties lever...

  11. X-ray imaging diagnosis using spherically bent crystal analyzer%球面晶体分析器在X射线成像诊断中的研究

    钱家渝; 肖沙里; 毋玉芬; 刘利锋

    2011-01-01

    A spherical bent crystal was developed based on Bragg diffraction to diagnose laser plasma X-ray. Spatial resolution, spectral resolution and radiation collected by solid angle were increased by using the spherically bent crystal. The spherically bent quartz crystal and X-ray imaging plate were adopted as X-ray analyzer and imaging device respectively. The imaging experiment was carried out with an X-ray diffractometer using Cr-target. The experimental results show that the monochromatic image of two-wire with a space of 0. 2mm is obtained, the spectrograph of the spherically bent crystal offers good spectral resolution and signal-to-noise, and the calculated wavelength resolution reaches 1000 in 0. 2 nm~0. 4 nm. The spherically bent crystal is suitable for diagnosing soft X-ray spectros-copy, and the focusing intensity for spherically bent crystal is an order of magnitude higher than plane crystal at the same condition.%为诊断激光等离子体X射线,研制了基于Bragg衍射原理的球面弯曲晶体.球面晶体可提高空间分辨、光谱分辨及立体角收集辐射能力.实验采用球面弯曲石英晶体作为分析器,X射线成像板作为成像器件,利用X射线衍射仪铬靶Kα单色语成像,验证了0.2 mm间隔双丝的单能像,球面弯晶具有较高的光谱分辨力和信噪比,谱分辨力可达1 000,聚光效率在同样距离条件下比平晶分析器高一个数量级以上.

  12. Highly-sensitive detection of the lattice distortion in single bent ZnO nanowires by second-harmonic generation microscopy

    Han, Xiaobo; Long, Hua; Hu, Hongbo; Chen, Jiawei; Wang, Bing; Lu, Peixiang

    2015-01-01

    Nanogenerators based on ZnO nanowires (NWs) realize the energy conversion at nanoscale, which are ascribed to the piezoelectric property caused by the lattice distortion of the ZnO NWs. The lattice distortion can significantly tune the electronic and optical properties, and requires a sensitive and convenient measurement. However, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) technique provides a limited sensitivity of 0.01 nm on the variation of the lattice spacing and requires vacuum conditions. Here we demonstrate a highly-sensitive detection of the lattice distortion in single bent ZnO NWs by second-harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy. As the curvature of the single bent ZnO NW increases to 21 mm-1 (<4% bending distortion), it shows a significant decrease (~70%) in the SHG intensity ratio between perpendicular and parallel excitation polarization with respect to c-axis of ZnO NWs. Importantly, the extraordinary non-axisymmetrical SHG polarimetric patterns are also observed, indicating the t...

  13. Suficiência amostral para estudos de impacto ambiental sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em arrozais irrigados

    Alana Cristina Dorneles Wandscheer

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar a suficiência amostral para estudos de impacto ambiental sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em arrozais irrigados (Oryza sativa L.. Amostragens de solo foram realizadas com auxílio de coletor cilíndrico, nos anos agrícolas 2007/08 e 2012/13. As amostras foram triadas e os espécimes identificados até o nível de família. Os dados foram submetidos à análise da curva do coletor e os índices de diversidade de Shannon e equabilidade de Pielou foram calculados para o total de amostras e o número de amostras definido pela curva do coletor, em cada ano amostral. Considerando o método de amostragem verificado no presente trabalho, indica-se um mínimo de 12 réplicas para se obter o maior número de famílias sem perda de informação, quando em estudos de impacto ambiental sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em área de cultivo de arroz irrigado.

  14. ¿Qué es un bioindicador? Aprendiendo a partir del ciclo de indagación guiada con macroinvertebrados bentónicos. Propuesta Metodológica

    Morales Salinas, Nafer Edivar

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue diseñar y ejecutar una propuesta metodológica para construir el concepto de bioindicador a partir del ciclo de indagación guiada con macroinvertebrados bentónicos. La propuesta metodológica se diseñó a partir de una unidad temática, en la cual se definieron como referentes: un concepto de bioindicador, una clase de macroinvertebrados bentónicos, antecedentes del concepto de bioindicador en el currículo de la escuela y un enfoque metodológico. La propuesta...

  15. Sequence of Four Orthogonal Smectic Phases in an Achiral Bent-Core Liquid Crystal: Evidence for the SmAPα Phase

    Panarin, Y. P.; Nagaraj, M.; Sreenilayam, S.; Vij, J. K.; Lehmann, A.; Tschierske, C.

    2011-12-01

    The mesomorphic properties of an achiral bent-core liquid crystal derived from 4-cyanoresorcinol are studied by polarizing optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and second harmonic electro-optic response. It shows a novel sequence of four nontilted or orthogonal smectic phases on cooling: SmA-SmAPR-SmAPX-SmAPA. Here SmAPX is the new orthogonal polar uniaxial smectic phase. The electric-field-induced transformations in the SmAPX phase give rise to two biaxial states separated by a uniaxial one. The second harmonic electro-optic response in this phase is interpreted in terms of the polar interaction with the electric field. A comparison of the experimental results with the next-nearest-neighbor model for the structure of the SmAPX phase shows it to be an SmAPα phase.

  16. 1- to 10-keV x-ray backlighting of annular wire arrays on the Sandia Z-machine using bent-crystal imaging techniques

    Annular wire array implosions on the Sandia Z-machine can produce >200 TW and 1-2 MJ of soft x rays in the 0.1-10 keV range. The x-ray flux and debris in this environment present significant challenges for radiographic diagnostics. X-ray backlighting diagnostics at 1865 and 6181 eV using spherically-bent crystals have been fielded on the Z-machine, each with a ∼0.6 eVspectral bandpass, 10 (micro)m spatial resolution, and a 4 mm by 20mm field of view. The Z-Beamlet laser, a 2-TW, 2-kJ Nd:glass laser(λ = 527 nm), is used to produce 0.1-1 J x-ray sources for radiography. The design, calibration, and performance of these diagnostics is presented.

  17. 1-to 10-keV x-ray backlighting of annular wire arrays on the Sandia Z-machine using bent-crystal imaging techniques.

    Rambo, Patrick K.; Wenger, David Franklin; Bennett, Guy R.; Sinars, Daniel Brian; Smith, Ian Craig; Porter, John Larry, Jr.; Cuneo, Michael Edward; Rovang, Dean Curtis; Anderson, Jessica E.

    2003-07-01

    Annular wire array implosions on the Sandia Z-machine can produce >200 TW and 1-2 MJ of soft x rays in the 0.1-10 keV range. The x-ray flux and debris in this environment present significant challenges for radiographic diagnostics. X-ray backlighting diagnostics at 1865 and 6181 eV using spherically-bent crystals have been fielded on the Z-machine, each with a {approx}0.6 eVspectral bandpass, 10 {micro}m spatial resolution, and a 4 mm by 20mm field of view. The Z-Beamlet laser, a 2-TW, 2-kJ Nd:glass laser({lambda} = 527 nm), is used to produce 0.1-1 J x-ray sources for radiography. The design, calibration, and performance of these diagnostics is presented.

  18. Characterization of a chiral phase in an achiral bent-core liquid crystal by polarization studies of resonant x-ray forbidden reflections

    Ponsinet, V.; Pindak, R.; Barois, P.; Pan, L.; Wang, S.; Huang, C.C.; Wang, S.T.; Baumeister, U. and Weissflog, W.

    2011-07-15

    The chiral antiferroelectric structure of an achiral bent-core liquid crystal is characterized by resonant x-ray scattering at chlorine K edge. The 'forbidden' reflections resulting from the glide or screw symmetry elements are restored by the anisotropy of the tensor structure factor, which we calculate for two possible structural models. A careful analysis of the polarization states of the restored 'forbidden' reflections enables an unambiguous identification of a chiral structure (i.e., the so-called anticlinic, antiferroelectric smectic-C or Sm-C{sub A}P{sub A}) coexisting with the achiral synclinic antiferroelectric smectic-C or Sm-C{sub S}P{sub A}. The method proves to be quite powerful as it identifies the chiral structure within coexisting phases despite an imperfect orientation of the sample. The volume fraction of the chiral phase and the distribution of alignment are extracted from the data.

  19. Broadband wavelength-selective reflectance and selective polarization by a tip-bent vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube forest

    The tunable optical properties of the bulk structure of carbon nanotubes (CNT) were recently revealed as a perfect black body material, optically reflective mirror and solar absorber. The present study demonstrates an enhanced optical reflectance of up to ∼15% over a broad wavelength range in the near infrared region followed by a mechanical modification of the surface of a bulk CNT structure, which can be accounted for due to the grating-like surface abnormalities. In response to the specific arrangement of the so-formed bent tips of the CNT, a selective reflectance is achieved and results in reflecting only a dominant component of the polarized light, which has not been realized so far. Modulation of this selective-optical reflectance can be achieved by controlling the degree of tip bending of the nanotubes, thus opening up avenues for the construction of novel dynamic light polarizers and absorbers. (paper)

  20. Creep-Rupture Behavior and Recrystallization in HR6W and Haynes Alloy 230 Cold-Bent Boiler Tubing for Ultrasupercritical (USC) Steam Boiler Applications

    Shingledecker, John P [ORNL

    2007-01-01

    Creep-rupture experiments were conducted on HR6W and Haynes 230, candidate Ultrasupercritical (USC) alloys, tubes to evaluate the effects of cold-work and recrystallization during high-temperature service. These creep tests were performed by internally pressurizing cold-bent boiler tubes at 775 C for times up to 8000 hours. The bends were fabricated with cold-work levels beyond the current ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (ASME B&PV) Code Section I limits for austenitic stainless steels. Destructive metallographic evaluation of the crept tube bends was used to determine the effects of cold-work and the degree of recrystallization. The metallographic analysis combined with an evaluation of the creep and rupture data suggest that solid-solution strengthened nickel-based alloys can be fabricated for high-temperature service at USC conditions utilizing levels of cold-work higher than the current allowed levels for austenitic stainless steels.

  1. A possibility of parallel and anti-parallel diffraction measurements on neutron diffractometer employing bent perfect crystal monochromator at the monochromatic focusing condition

    Yong Nam Choi; Shin Ae Kim; Sung Kyu Kim; Sung Baek Kim; Chang-Hee Lee; Pivel Mikula

    2004-07-01

    In a conventional diffractometer having single monochromator, only one position, parallel position, is used for the diffraction experiment (i.e. detection) because the resolution property of the other one, anti-parallel position, is very poor. However, a bent perfect crystal (BPC) monochromator at monochromatic focusing condition can provide a quite flat and equal resolution property at both parallel and anti-parallel positions and thus one can have a chance to use both sides for the diffraction experiment. From the data of the FWHM and the / measured on three diffraction geometries (symmetric, asymmetric compression and asymmetric expansion), we can conclude that the simultaneous diffraction measurement in both parallel and anti-parallel positions can be achieved.

  2. A study of Channeling, Volume Reflection and Volume Capture of 3.35 - 14.0 GeV Electrons in a bent Silicon Crystal

    Wistisen, T. N. [Aarhus Univ. (Denmark); Uggerhoj, U. I. [Aarhus Univ. (Denmark); Wienands, U. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Markiewicz, T. W. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Noble, R. J. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Benson, B. L. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Smith, T. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Bagli, E. [Univ. of Ferrara (Italy); Bandiera, L. [Univ. of Ferrara (Italy); Germogli, G. [Univ. of Ferrara (Italy); Guidi, V. [Univ. of Ferrara (Italy); Mazzolari, A. [Univ. of Ferrara (Italy); Holtzapple, R. [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States); Tucker, S. [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States)

    2015-12-03

    We present the experimental data and analysis of experiments conducted at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory investigating the processes of channeling, volume-reflection and volume-capture along the (111) plane in a strongly bent quasi-mosaic silicon crystal. Additionally, these phenomena were investigated at 5 energies: 3.35, 4.2, 6.3, 10.5 and 14.0 GeV with a crystal with bending radius of 0.15m, corresponding to curvatures of 0.070, 0.088, 0.13, 0.22 and 0.29 times the critical curvature respectively. We have extracted important parameters describing the channeling process such as the dechanneling length, the angle of volume reflection, the surface transmission and the widths of the distribution of channeled particles parallel and orthogonal to the plane.

  3. Rotational constants of linear and/or bent Cn+1H+ and CnN+(n = 1-6): A DFT study

    Aoki, Kozo

    2014-10-01

    The geometries, dipole moments, and rotational constants for the linear and/or bent cations, Cn+1H+ and CnN+(n = 1-6), were studied by the B3LYP method with the modest basis sets. For CnH+(n = odd; 3, 5, 7) and CnN+(n = even; 2, 4, 6), the theoretical rotational constants (Bes) of closed-shell singlet C3H+, C5H+, C7H+, CCN+, C4N+, and C6N+ were calculated to be about 11,244, 2420, 885.2, 11,970, 2439, and 880.8 MHz, respectively. By contrast, the triplets are stable than the corresponding singlets for CnH+(n = odd; 2, 4, 6) and CnN+(n = even; 3, 5) except CN+.

  4. Avaliação da qualidade ecológica de linhas de água utilizando macroinvertebrados bentónicos

    Mourinha, C.; Morais, M; Rosado, J.; DURÃO, A.

    2013-01-01

    O conhecimento dos organismos aquáticos num curso de água é essencial pois a existência, ou não, de determinadas espécies serve como indicador do estado ecológico do ecossistema a longo prazo. O estado ecológico traduz a qualidade estrutural e funcional dos ecossistemas aquáticos associados às águas de superfície e é expresso com base no desvio relativamente às condições de referência. Vários autores destacam a importância dos macrinvertebrados bentónicos como bioindicadores da qualidade da á...

  5. In-situ metrology for the optimization of bent crystals used in hard-X-ray monochromators: Comparison between measurement and simulation

    Thomasset, Muriel; Moreno, Thierry; Capitanio, Blandine; Idir, Mourad; Bucourt, Samuel

    2010-05-01

    Crystal sagittal focusing is known as one of the most efficient way of focusing synchrotron X-ray radiation from bending magnet sources, thus delivering increases photon flux at the sample position. To optimize the performance of a sagittaly bent crystal inside a monochromator, it is necessary to have knowledge of its radius of curvature. However, this measurement is not very easy to obtain. Even though the use of the X-ray beam is the ultimate source for optimizing the system, it is still necessary to have a prior knowledge of the radius of curvature as a function of the motor bender positions to avoid any catastrophic failure. In this paper, we describe a simple, efficient and accurate method of measuring the radius of curvature of sagitally bent monochromator crystals at several bending magnet beamlines at synchrotron SOLEIL. To optimize the crystal bending inside these monochromators, we used a Shack-Hartmann sensor (HP 26) developed by the Imagine Optic Company (Orsay/France). This high accuracy two-dimensional metrology tool was originally designed to be installed on a Long Trace Profiler translation stage to measure the mirrors profiles. During a period where the SOLEIL synchrotron was in shutdown, this instrument was directly mounted inside the monochromator so that the radius of curvature could be measured in-situ. This method allows us to optimize the curvature and eliminate twist before bending strongly the crystal below radii of curvature of less than 2 m. The second step in the optimization process was to use the X-ray beam for the final adjustments of the bending system, where X-ray images are then used to analyse the residual defaults of the system. Using SpotX, a ray-tracing simulation tool, these errors can be fully analysed and a fully optimized system can then be obtained. Overall, five beamlines at synchrotron SOLEIL have used in this method to optimize their monochromators.

  6. Ligand field effects in the nuclear magnetic shielding of nitrogen-15 and cobalt-59 in bent nitrosyl complexes of cobalt(III)

    A range of square-pyramidal complexes of cobalt(III) with a bent apical nitrosyl ligand has been prepared and examined by 15N and 59Co NMR spectroscopy, in a study of nephelauxetic and spectrochemical effects at the metal and nitrogen nuclei in the bent Co-NO chromophore. The basal ligands in this comparison include dithiocarbamate, quadridentate Schiff base or porphine, and bis-chelating diamine or oximate, so as to give S4, S2N2, N4, OONN, or ONON coordination in the plane and a range of substituents in the chelate and phenylene rings. The shielding of both cobalt and nitrogen tends to decrease with decrease in the M(d) → π*(NO) back-bonding, as indicated by the MN and NO bond distances, the MNO angle and the NO stretching frequency. The shieldings decrease from sulfur to nitrogen to oxygen coligators and also with electron withdrawal by ring substituents (and vice versa), i.e. with decrease in the ligand field splitting and in the nephelauxetism of the coligands. These parallelisms of the cobalt and nitrogen shielding accord with the orbital theory that was developed to explain the bending of the MNO ligand and influences of the metal and coligands. Significant interdependence of spectrochemical and nephelauxetic effects at cobalt and nitrogen arises from the degree of overlap and similarity in energies of the frontier orbitals for the paramagnetic circulation at nitrogen [n(N) → π* (NO)] and at cobalt (d-d). 43 references, 5 figures, 2 tables

  7. Spectral Characteristics of Bent-Core Azobenzen Monomers%含偶氮基团的弯曲型分子的光谱特性研究

    董寅; 沈冬; 郑致刚

    2012-01-01

    The azo (-N =N-) linkage has the particular thermochemistry and actinoche-mistry behavior, the azobenzene group can undergo reversible cis-trans isomerization under light irradiation and its nonlinear optical properties possess the potential applications in the aspects of molecular design, photofixation, photochromics, thermochromism, etc. The UV-Vis absorbance of sixteen bent-core or linear monomers containing azobenzene as side arms and substituted para/m-aminobenzoic acid as central units was studied. The angle of the bent-core molecules was simulated. The trans-form of azo compounds showed a strong band in the UV region (330~370 nm) and a weak band at 440~450 nm. It was found that it has a close relationship between the angle of the molecules and the UV-Vis absorption.%偶氮连接基团(-N=N-)有着特殊的热化学和光化学行为,在适当波长光的照射下,能发生可逆的顺反异构反应,从而发生吸收波长的变化.在分子设计、光定位、光致变色和热致变色等方面,偶氮连接基团的非线性光化学性质都有着潜在的应用价值.文章以含有偶氮基作为侧翼的弯曲型分子作为研究对象,比较了弯曲型和直线型分子的吸收光谱;并用计算机模拟计算了弯曲型分子的角度,发现分子弯曲角和紫外可见吸收光谱存在着密切的关系.

  8. Impacto de la captura ilegal en la pesquería del recurso ‘loco’ (Concholepas concholepas) en Áreas de Manejo y Explotación de Recursos Bentónicos: el caso de la Isla Mocha

    Bandin Llanos, Ricardo Máximo

    2013-01-01

    En Chile, el gastrópodo Concholepas concholepas conocido popularmente como ‘loco’, es un importante recurso bentónico de las pesquerías artesanales, con el que el Estado introdujo en la segunda mitad de los 90s un régimen de co-manejo denominado Áreas de Manejo y Explotación de Recursos Bentónicos (AMERB). En él se asignan a pescadores artesanales formalmente organizados, derechos exclusivos de acceso a stocks de recursos bentónicos en áreas marino costeras geográficamente delimitadas, para s...

  9. Ensamble de crustáceos bentónicos en un lago salino tropical Benthic crustaceans assemblage in a tropical, saline lake

    Ma. del Carmen Hernández

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo reconoce la composición, estructura y distribución espacial del ensamble de crustáceos bentónicos de Alchichica, un lago salino tropical ubicado en el extremo oriental del altiplano mexicano. El lago presenta una riqueza taxonómica de crustáceos bentónicos compuesta por 1 anfípodo (Hyalella azteca, 1 isópodo (Caecidotea williamsi y 2 ostrácodos (Limnocythere inopinata y Candona sp.. Comparada con otros lagos tropicales, la riqueza de especies es reducida. A pesar de lo anterior, es importante mencionar el grado elevado de endemismo representado por C. williamsi, recientemente descrita para el lago Alchichica; adicionalmente, es factible que tanto Candona como H. azteca sean especies nuevas y endémicas del lago. Los crustáceos bentónicos se distribuyen desde la zona litoral hasta la zona más profunda del lago (62 m con abundancias y riqueza taxonómica variables. Los ostrácodos fueron los crustáceos que con mayor frecuencia se recolectaron en el lago, en la zona litoral, en el talud, y en la zona profunda de la que son habitantes exclusivos. Los anfípodos constituyeron el segundo grupo en abundancia de la zona litoral y talud y estuvieron ausentes en la zona profunda. Los isópodos sólo se encuentran asociados a los depósitos de tufa, hábitat característico del lago que se extiende a lo largo del talud, por lo que con las técnicas de muestreo tradicional empleadas en el presente estudio no fueron capturados. En este ensamble de crustáceos predominan las especies de desarrollo directo y con posiciones tróficas que incluyen componentes herbívoros (H. azteca, omnívoros (C. williamsi y bacterívoros (L. inopinata y Candona sp..This work acknowledges the composition, structure and spatial distribution of the benthic crustaceans assemblage of Alchichica, a tropical saline lake located in the easternmost portion of the Mexican highlands. The benthic crustaceans' assemblage was comprised by 1 amphipod

  10. Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USNS SILAS BENT in the North Pacific Ocean, East China Sea, and Sea of Japan in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 13 November 1975 to 11 December 1975 (NODC Accession 7601776)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — XBT data were collected from the USNS SILAS BENT in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US Navy;...

  11. Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the KANE and SILAS BENT in the North Atlantic Ocean and other locations in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) from 25 September 1976 to 11 October 1976 (NODC Accession 7601925)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — XBT data were collected from the KANE and SILAS BENT in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS). Data were collected by the US Navy; Naval...

  12. Diversidade de habitats físicos e sua relação com macroinvertebrados bentônicos em reservatórios urbanos em Minas Gerais

    Joseline Molozzi; Juliana S. França; Thiago L. A. Araujo; Tales H. Viana; Hughes, Robert M.; Marcos Callisto

    2011-01-01

    Foram avaliados os efeitos da estrutura física de habitats em comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em três reservatórios: Serra Azul (SA), Vargem das Flores (FV) e Ibirité (IB). Mensurações de variáveis físicas e químicas e comunidade bentônica foram realizadas em 30 estações de amostragem em cada reservatório. Em SA, foram coletados 12 táxons com predomínio de Melanoides tuberculatus Müller, 1774 (15,2%) e Chaoboridae (63,8%). Em VF foram coletados 11 táxons sendo M. tuberculatus (34...

  13. Macroscopic biaxiality and electric-field-induced rotation of the minor director in the nematic phase of a bent-core liquid crystal

    Nagaraj, Mamatha; Merkel, K.; Vij, J. K.; Kocot, A.

    2010-09-01

    Biaxiality in the nematic phase has been investigated for the bent-core liquid-crystal para-heptylbenzoate diester, using polarised IR spectroscopy. Anisotropic fluctuations of the nematic director are discussed in terms of the self-assembly of the chiral conformers. The ordering of the minor director for the homeotropicaly aligned sample is found to depend on the rubbing of the substrates of the cell and the amplitude of in-plane electric field. On increasing the in-plane electric field, the rotation of the minor director in the plane of the substrate is observed with an angle of approximately 45°, where initially the minor director is shown to lie along the rubbing direction. It is also shown that on the average the long axis of the molecules is normal to the substrate with surface treatment, with and without rubbing. The electric in-plane field combined with rubbing is shown to induce biaxial order in the nematic phase of a material with negative dielectic anisotropy for the first time.

  14. X-ray absorption tomography of a high-pressure metal-halide lamp with a bent arc due to Lorentz-forces

    Denisova, N [Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Haverlag, M; Ridderhof, E J; Nimalasuriya, T; Mullen, J J A M van der [Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Physics, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2008-07-21

    Due to its practical importance x-ray absorption (XRA) tomography is becoming a widely applied technique for reconstruction of gas temperature distribution in high intensity discharge lamps. Most of the previous papers have dealt with the cylindrically symmetric plasmas that normally occur when lamps are burned vertically. In this work, a XRA tomographic diagnostic is applied for the first time to a high-pressure metal-halide lamp with a bent arc. X-ray lamp-off and lamp-on measurements have been made for two orthogonal directions. The maximum entropy-based algorithm was applied for the reconstruction of local absorption coefficients which are directly related to the local values of mercury density and plasma temperature. For correct reconstruction of the temperature profile at the edges a new numerical strategy based on the adaptive regularization parameter is developed. This strategy allows use of the measured value of the wall temperature as a reference point to obtain a quantitative temperature distribution.

  15. A Dual Modulated Homochiral Helical Nanofilament Phase with Local Columnar Ordering Formed by Bent Core Liquid Crystals: Effects of Molecular Chirality.

    Li, Lin; Salamonczyk, Miroslaw; Jákli, Antal; Hegmann, Torsten

    2016-08-01

    Helical nanofilament (HNF) phases form as a result of an intralayer mismatch between top and bottom molecular halves in bent-core liquid crystals (BC-LCs) that is relieved by local saddle-splay geometry. HNFs are immensely attractive for photovoltaic and chiral separation applications and as templates for the chiral spatial assembly of guest molecules. Here, the synthesis and characterization of two unichiral BC-LCs and one racemic mixture with tris-biphenyl-diester cores featuring chiral (R,R) and (S,S) or racemic 2-octyloxy aliphatic side chains are presented. In comparison to the achiral compound with linear side chains forming an intralayer modulated HNF phase (HNFmod ), synchrotron small angle X-ray diffraction indicates that the unichiral derivatives form a dual modulated HNF phase with intra- as well as interlayer modulations (HNFmod2 ) suggesting a columnar local structure of the nanofilaments. Transmission electron microscopy and circular dichroism spectropolarimetry confirm that the unichiral materials exclusively form homochiral HNFs with a twist sense-matching secondary twist. A contact preparation provides the first example of two identical chiral liquid crystal phases only differing in their handedness that do not mix and form an achiral liquid crystal phase with an entirely different structure in the contact zone. PMID:27334846

  16. Zeg, bent u misschien de nieuwe professional? De omslag van de visie over welzijn naar het handelen van de nieuwe professional

    Maaike Kluft

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Would you perhaps be the new professional? Translating the vision on social work towards the new professional’s action With the introduction of the “Wet Maatschappelijke Ondersteuning” (Social Support Act and the government programme “Welzijn Nieuwe Stijl” (New Style Social Work, social work organizations in The Netherlands are stimulated to re-assess their ways of working. Dutch society is transforming from a welfare state into a participation state, which means that citizens will have to be more in control of their own lives, play an active part in their communities and actively make use of their social networks. This article focuses on the kind of support that is needed from the social worker and the competences required to realise this transformation. Zeg, bent u misschien de nieuwe professional? De omslag van de visie over welzijn naar het handelen van de nieuwe professional Met de introductie van de Wmo en het uitvoeringsprogramma Welzijn Nieuwe Stijl, worden welzijnsorganisaties gestimuleerd om hun manier van werken en de prioriteiten die zij stellen aan de geboden ondersteuning te herzien. De Nederlandse samenleving maakt een ommezwaai van welzijnsstaat naar participatiestaat, wat betekent dat burgers meer verantwoordelijkheid moeten nemen voor hun leven, maar ook voor hun omgeving en sociale netwerk. Dit artikel gaat in op de ondersteuning die nodig is om deze ommezwaai te realiseren en op de consequenties die dit heeft op het werk en de houding van de sociale professional.

  17. Fully nonlinear time-domain simulation of a backward bent duct buoy floating wave energy converter using an acceleration potential method

    Lee, Kyoung-Rok; Koo, Weoncheol; Kim, Moo-Hyun

    2013-12-01

    A floating Oscillating Water Column (OWC) wave energy converter, a Backward Bent Duct Buoy (BBDB), was simulated using a state-of-the-art, two-dimensional, fully-nonlinear Numerical Wave Tank (NWT) technique. The hydrodynamic performance of the floating OWC device was evaluated in the time domain. The acceleration potential method, with a full-updated kernel matrix calculation associated with a mode decomposition scheme, was implemented to obtain accurate estimates of the hydrodynamic force and displacement of a freely floating BBDB. The developed NWT was based on the potential theory and the boundary element method with constant panels on the boundaries. The mixed Eulerian-Lagrangian (MEL) approach was employed to capture the nonlinear free surfaces inside the chamber that interacted with a pneumatic pressure, induced by the time-varying airflow velocity at the air duct. A special viscous damping was applied to the chamber free surface to represent the viscous energy loss due to the BBDB's shape and motions. The viscous damping coefficient was properly selected using a comparison of the experimental data. The calculated surface elevation, inside and outside the chamber, with a tuned viscous damping correlated reasonably well with the experimental data for various incident wave conditions. The conservation of the total wave energy in the computational domain was confirmed over the entire range of wave frequencies.

  18. Genetic Structure and Relationships among Populations of the Caspian Bent-toed Gecko, Tenuidactylus caspius (Eichwald, 1831) (Sauria:Gekkonidae) in Northern Iran

    Vida HOJATI; Eskandar Rastegar POUYANI; Kazem PARIVAR

    2015-01-01

    The Caspian bent-toed gecko, Tenuidactylus caspius, belonging to the family Gekkonidae, is widely distributed across the northern half of Iran, especially along the southern coastal region of the Caspian Sea. It is regarded as a commensal species throughout its entire distribution. We investigated genetic variation and relationships among different populations of this species in Iran. Fragments of the mitochondrial cyt b (547 bp) and ND4 (831 bp) genes were sequenced and analyzed in 64 and 28 specimens, respectively, from 21 geographically distant localities. Cyrtopodion scabrum was used as the outgroup taxon. The data showed no significant genetic variation within the populations of T. caspius in Iran. Nevertheless, populations of Khorasan and Semnan (especially Shahrood) in northeastern Iran showed greater divergence (p-distance = 2.1%) from other Iranian populations. The low genetic variation and homogeneous structure among populations of T. caspius on either side of the Elburz Mountains suggests that this species most likely has achieved its current distribution recently and as a result of anthropogenic activities.

  19. On some liquid crystalline phases exhibited by compounds made of bent-core molecules and their mixtures with rod-like molecules

    R Pratibha; N V Madhusudana; B K Sadashiva

    2003-08-01

    In most homologous series of compounds made of bent-core (BC) molecules, the B2, B1 and B6 phases occur as the chain length decreases. We have studied binary mixtures of the compound 1,3-phenylene bis[4-(3-methylbenzoyloxy)]4'--dodecylbiphenyl 4'-carboxylate (BC12) which exhibits the B2 phase with the compound 4-biphenylyl 4''--undecyloxybenzoate (BO11) made of rod-like (R) molecules. We find the above sequence of occurrence of the B phases with increasing concentration of BO11. In this paper we describe the physical origin for the formation of these phases in both pure compounds and in the mixtures. We have also found the occurrence of the biaxial smectic A phase when the BO11 concentration is increased to 87–95.5 mol%. We also report on another binary system composed of BC12 and 4--octyloxy 4'- cyanobiphenyl (8OCB) made of R molecules. This system exhibits the biaxial smectic A phase down to 30°C. Using polarized infrared spectroscopy we find that the mutual orientation of the R and BC molecules in the SmAdb liquid crystal is such that the arrow axes of the BC molecules are along the layer normal of the partial bilayer smectic structure formed by the rods. We also describe unusual growth patterns obtained when the nematic phase transforms to the SmAdb phase in a mixture with 24 mol% of BC12.

  20. Polar Order and Symmetry Breaking at the Boundary between Bent-Core and Rodlike Molecular Forms: When 4-Cyanoresorcinol Meets the Carbosilane End Group.

    Westphal, Eduard; Gallardo, Hugo; Caramori, Giovanni Finoto; Sebastián, Nerea; Tamba, Maria-Gabriela; Eremin, Alexey; Kawauchi, Susumu; Prehm, Marko; Tschierske, Carsten

    2016-06-01

    Two isomeric achiral bent-core liquid crystals involving a 4-cyanoresorcinol core and containing a carbosilane unit as nanosegregating segment were synthesized and were shown to form ferroelectric liquid-crystalline phases. Inversion of the direction of one of the COO groups in these molecules leads to a distinct distribution of the electrostatic potential along the surface of the molecule and to a strong change of the molecular dipole moments. Thus, a distinct degree of segregation of the carbosilane units and consequent modification of the phase structure and coherence length of polar order result. For the compound with larger dipole moment (CN1) segregation of the carbosilane units is suppressed, and this compound forms paraelectric SmA and SmC phases; polar order is only achieved after transition to a new LC phase, namely, the ferroelectric leaning phase (SmCLs PS ) with the unique feature that tilt direction and polar direction coincide. The isomeric compound CN2 with a smaller dipole moment forms separate layers of the carbosilane groups and shows a randomized polar SmA phase (SmAPAR ) and ferroelectric polydomain SmCs PS phases with orthogonal combination of tilt and polar direction and much higher polarizations. Thus, surprisingly, the compound with the smaller molecular dipole moment shows increased polar order in the LC phases. Besides ferroelectricity, mirror-symmetry breaking with formation of a conglomerate of macroscopic chiral domains was observed in one of the SmC phases of CN1. These investigations contribute to the general understanding of the development of polar order and chirality in soft matter. PMID:27143620

  1. Numerical Analysis on the Directly Buried Heating Bent Pipeline with Many Fold Angles%直埋供热多折角曲管的数值分析

    王飞; 钱保娴; 王国伟

    2012-01-01

    为了得到某工程直埋供热多折角曲管的最优设计方案,本文利用ANSYS有限元分析软件进行了模拟。通过对模型施加不同的边界条件,进行应力分析,确定了管段的破坏形式和应力危险点位置,并结合欧洲直埋规范,进行了疲劳寿命验算。和目前的设计方法相比,采用数值模拟分析方法可以大大减少补偿器和固定墩的数目,突破了规范对于较大折角的限制,而且降低了施工难度和工程投资,提高了管网的可靠性,对工程实际具有指导意义。%In order to get the optimal design scheme of a directly buried heating bent pipeline with many fold angles in a certain practical engineering, this paper simulated the pipeline by the ANSYS finite element analysis software. Through applying different boundary conditions to the model, the stress was analyzed, the destroy forms of the pipeline and the positions of stress danger points were determined, and the fatigue life was checked according to BS EN. Compared with the current design method, adopting numerical simulation analysis method has greatly reduced the number of the usage of compensators and fixed piers, broke through the restrictions for larger fold angle in the. standard, and at the same time, it has reduced the construction difficulties and the engineering investment, improved the reliability of the network, this paper has guiding significance to the engineering practice.

  2. Relationship between architecture, filament breakage and critical current decay in Nb3Sn composite wires repeatedly in-plane bent at room temperature

    Badica, P.; Awaji, S.; Oguro, H.; Nishijima, G.; Watanabe, K.

    2006-04-01

    Six Nb3Sn composite wires with different architectures ('central and near-the-edge reinforcement') were repeatedly in-plane bent at room temperature (in-plane 'pre-bending'). Breakage behaviour was revealed from scanning electron microscopy observations by semi-quantitative analysis of the filament crack formation and evolution. Cracks are formed in the transversal and longitudinal directions. Transversal cracks show some tolerance to the applied bending strain due to the fact that filaments are composite materials; residual Nb core can arrest development of a partial transversal crack initiated in the Nb3Sn outer part of the filament. Together with the density of cracks C and the evolution of this parameter with pre-bending strain, ɛpb, in different regions of the wire, R-ɛpb curves are important to understand breakage behaviour of the wires. R is the ratio (number of full transversal cracks)/(number of full transversal cracks + number of partial transversal cracks). Parameters C and R allow us to reveal and satisfactorily understand the wire architecture—breakage—critical current decay relationship when pre-bending treatment is applied. As a consequence, breakage criteria necessary to minimize Ic decay were defined and the positive influence of the reinforcement in preventing breakage was observed. It was also found that, in this regard, more Nb in the CuNb reinforcement, for the investigated wires, is better, if the heat treatment for the wire synthesis is performed at 670 °C for 96 h. A different heat treatment, 650 °C for 240 h, is less efficient in preventing filament breakage. Our results suggest the possibility of control and improvement of the breakage susceptibility of the filaments in the wires and, hence, of the bending Ic decay, through the wise design of the wire architecture (i.e. by correlating design with the choice of composing materials and heat treatments).

  3. Relationship between architecture, filament breakage and critical current decay in Nb3Sn composite wires repeatedly in-plane bent at room temperature

    Six Nb3Sn composite wires with different architectures ('central and near-the-edge reinforcement') were repeatedly in-plane bent at room temperature (in-plane 'pre-bending'). Breakage behaviour was revealed from scanning electron microscopy observations by semi-quantitative analysis of the filament crack formation and evolution. Cracks are formed in the transversal and longitudinal directions. Transversal cracks show some tolerance to the applied bending strain due to the fact that filaments are composite materials; residual Nb core can arrest development of a partial transversal crack initiated in the Nb3Sn outer part of the filament. Together with the density of cracks C and the evolution of this parameter with pre-bending strain, εpb, in different regions of the wire, R-εpb curves are important to understand breakage behaviour of the wires. R is the ratio (number of full transversal cracks)/(number of full transversal cracks + number of partial transversal cracks). Parameters C and R allow us to reveal and satisfactorily understand the wire architecture-breakage-critical current decay relationship when pre-bending treatment is applied. As a consequence, breakage criteria necessary to minimize Ic decay were defined and the positive influence of the reinforcement in preventing breakage was observed. It was also found that, in this regard, more Nb in the CuNb reinforcement, for the investigated wires, is better, if the heat treatment for the wire synthesis is performed at 670 deg. C for 96 h. A different heat treatment, 650 deg. C for 240 h, is less efficient in preventing filament breakage. Our results suggest the possibility of control and improvement of the breakage susceptibility of the filaments in the wires and, hence, of the bending Ic decay, through the wise design of the wire architecture (i.e. by correlating design with the choice of composing materials and heat treatments)

  4. Efeito de metais Cobre (Cu e Zinco (Zn sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em riachos do sul do Brasil = The effect of metals (Cu and Zn on the benthic macroinvertebrate community in streams in southern Brazil

    Silvia Vendruscolo Milesi

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de metais (Cu e Zn sobre a comunidade de macroinverterados bentônicos. Foram amostrados, trimestralmente, entre setembro de 2006 e junho de 2007, organismos e água em oito trechos de riachos de duas bacias hidrográficas influenciadas por urbanização e agricultura. Foram estimados os valores de densidade de organismos, riqueza taxonômica e diversidade de Shannon. Para avaliação dos dados, foram utilizados testes de variância e regressão linear simples. Os resultados demonstraram variabilidade das concentrações dos metais e da macrofauna entre as estações do ano e riachos estudados. O metal Cobre (Cu apresentou influência apenas sobre a densidade Chironomidae e o metal Zinco (Zn apresentou efeito sobre a densidade total da macrofauna bentônica e de Chironomidae. Nenhum dos metais apresentou efeitos sobre ariqueza e diversidade de macroinvertebrados. Os resultados indicam potencial bioindicador da comunidade bentônica na avaliação da qualidade integrada do ambiente.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of metals (Cu and Zn on the benthic macroinvertebrate community. The organismsand water were collected quarterly between September 2006 and June 2007, in eight sites in streams of two hydrographic basins, influenced by urbanization and agriculture. The values of organism density, taxonomic richness and the Shannon diversity index were calculated. For data evaluation, tests of variance and simple linear regression were used. The results showed variability in the metal concentration and benthic community among seasons and studied streams. Cu showed influence only on Chironomidae density. Zn demonstrated effect on the benthic community and Chironomidae density. None of the metals presented effect on the macroinvertebrate richness and diversity. The results indicate a bioindicatorpotential of the benthic community in the evaluation of integral quality of the environment.

  5. Kinematics Analysis and Simulation of Loading and Unloading Robot System for Bent Axle%曲轴上下料机器人系统的运动学分析及仿真

    梅雪川; 林粤科

    2014-01-01

    Aiming at requirements of the automatic loading and unloading of bent axle of compressor in refrigerator during the grinding process,the mathematical model of loading and unloading motion system of robot was set up. Based on SolidWorks Motion, motion characteristics of robot during the loading and unloading process was simulated and researched. The simulation result showed that on the condition of 5s of time for operation of each bent axle and in limited workspace,the robot could fulfill all the requirements. The loading and unloading robot of bent axle is under the successful application in practical production,and creates a precedent in grinding process.%针对冰箱压缩机曲轴在磨削加工中自动上下料要求,建立了曲轴上下料机器人系统运动过程中的数学模型,基于SolidWorks Motion仿真研究了上下料过程机器人的运动特性。仿真结果表明:机器人在有限工作空间和限制节拍5 s的条件下实现上下料操作的可行性。该曲轴上下料机器人成功应用于实际生产中,开创了曲轴磨削加工中自动上下料的先例。

  6. Diversidade de habitats físicos e sua relação com macroinvertebrados bentônicos em reservatórios urbanos em Minas Gerais

    Joseline Molozzi

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos da estrutura física de habitats em comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em três reservatórios: Serra Azul (SA, Vargem das Flores (FV e Ibirité (IB. Mensurações de variáveis físicas e químicas e comunidade bentônica foram realizadas em 30 estações de amostragem em cada reservatório. Em SA, foram coletados 12 táxons com predomínio de Melanoides tuberculatus Müller, 1774 (15,2% e Chaoboridae (63,8%. Em VF foram coletados 11 táxons sendo M. tuberculatus (34,2% e Oligochaeta (33,6% os dominantes. Em IB foram coletados 7 táxons com domínio de M. tuberculatus (91,2% e Chaoboridae (6,27%. Em Serra Azul foi observada influência significativa do sub-bosque arbustivo e do ângulo de inclinação do barranco. Nos reservatórios de Ibirité e Vargem das Flores as variáveis significativas foram cobertura do solo, influência humana e macrófitas aquáticas. Concluímos que as ações humanas reduzem a cobertura da vegetação terrestre e a complexidade de habitats físicos na região litorâneos dos reservatórios, levando a uma redução na qualidade de água. Essas mudanças, por sua vez, reduzem a riqueza taxonômica dos macroinvertebrados bentônicos.

  7. Macroinvertebrados bentónicos como indicadores de calidad de agua de ríos del sur de Chile Benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality of southern Chile rivers

    RICARDO FIGUEROA; CLAUDIO VALDOVINOS; ELIZABETH ARAYA; OSCAR PARRA

    2003-01-01

    La Cuenca Hidrográfica del Río Damas (40°39' S, 72°23' O), presenta una intensa actividad agrícola y ganadera en un 78,2 % de su superficie, lo cual se ha traducido en importantes aportes de nutrientes al ecosistema acuático. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron: (a) analizar la distribución espacial de la macrofauna bentónica en la cuenca y (b) determinar la viabilidad de utilizar el Índice Biótico de Familias (IBF) para evaluación de la calidad de las aguas. Los muestreos se realizaron en e...

  8. Impacto de la captura ilegal en pesquerías artesanales bentónicas bajo el régimen de co-manejo: el caso de Isla Mocha, Chile

    Ricardo M Bandin; Renato A Quiñones

    2014-01-01

    El régimen de Áreas de Manejo y Explotación de Recursos Bentónicos (AMERB) en Chile, considerado uno de los más grandes experimentos de co-manejo a escala global, enfrenta aún amenazas como el robo de recursos. En las AMERB dedicadas al recurso 'loco' (Concholepas concholepas) la administración pesquera establece capturas totales permisibles suponiendo robos nulos, comprometiendo asi su sustentabilidad. Tomando como caso de estudio las AMERB dedicadas al recurso 'loco' en la Isla Mocha, media...

  9. Neutron diffraction studies of a high resolution double crystal (+n,-m) setting containing Si(220) and Si(311) bent perfect crystals in symmetric and fully asymmetric diffraction geometry, respectively

    In this paper studies of neutron diffraction properties of the double crystal (+n,-m) setting containing Si(220) and Si(311) bent perfect crystals (BPC) in symmetric and fully asymmetric diffraction (FAD) geometry with the output beam expansion (OBE), respectively, are presented. Namely, our attention was focused on the properties of the FAD geometry of the BPC Si(311) crystal slab. It has been found that after a beam expansion this FAD geometry can provide a monochromatic beam of a rather large cross-section and of very small divergence with some possible application use.

  10. Estado actual y perspectivas en el empleo de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados bentónicos como indicadora del estado ecológico de los ecosistemas fluviales españoles

    Camargo, J. A.; Alonso, A

    2005-01-01

    Desde siempre los ecosistemas fluviales se encuentran sometidos a numerosas perturbaciones causadas por las actividades humanas. La regulación y rectificación de cauces, la contaminación por materia orgánica, la eutrofización y las actividades mineras, entre otros, producen cambios en la estructura y funcionamiento de las comunidades biológicas que albergan los ríos. Una de las comunidades que responde a estas perturbaciones es la de macroinvertebrados bentónicos, es decir invertebra...

  11. Estrutura da Comunidade de Invertebrados Bentônicos do Rio Piranhas-Assu, Rio Grande do Norte, Nordeste do Brasil

    Jansen Fernandes Medeiros

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse trabalho teve como objetivo conhecer os invertebrados bentônicos, bem como caracterizar os grupos tróficos funcionais existentes no rio Piranhas-Assu, município de Alto do Rodrigues, Rio Grande do Norte. As coletas foram realizadas nos meses de maio (chuva, julho e setembro (seca de 2002, em trechos diferentes do rio. Foi medida a velocidade da correnteza, a largura, profundidade do rio e temperatura da água. Foram coletados 3525 indivíduos de Insecta e outras classes (Malacostraca, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Arachnida, Ostracoda e Copepoda. A maior abundância da classe Insecta ocorreu no mês de setembro (seca. A vazão apresentou correlação com a abundância com na Classe Insecta, já a velocidade superficial da água para outras classes. Entre os Insecta observou-se uma maior abundância de predadores, seguida dos coletores, já para as outras classes os raspadores foram mais abundantes.Structure of benthic invertebrate’s community with focus in the aquatic insects of the Piranhas-Assu river, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Northeast, BrazilAbstract. The aim of this work was to verify the benthonic invertebrates, and to identify the functional trophic groups that exist in the Piranhas-Assu, in Alto do Rodrigues municipality, Rio Grande do Norte State. The samples were carried taken on May (rain season, July and September (dry season from 2002, in different sites in the river. The measurements of water speed, wide, temperature and river deep where made. It was collected 3525 individuals of Insecta and other classes (Malacostraca, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Arachnida, Ostracoda and Copepoda. Insecta showed a higher abundance in September (dry season. The river discharge showed significant correlation with Insecta classe abundance, and the superficial water speed had correlation with other classes. The insects showed a highest abundance of predators, followed by collectors, in the other classes, the scrappers were the most abundant.

  12. Clorofíceas marinhas bentônicas da Praia de Serrambi, Pernambuco, Brasil Benthic marine Chlorophyceae from Serrambi Beach, Pernambuco, Brazil

    Sônia Maria Barreto Pereira

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available É apresentado o levantamento florístico sobre as clorofíceas marinhas bentônicas encontradas na Praia de Serrambi, litoral Sul do Estado de Pernambuco. O material estudado foi coletado em três estações, as quais foram visitadas mensalmente durante o período de abril de 1986 a setembro de 1987. As clorofíceas foram representadas na flora local por 39 espécies, três variedades e uma forma, pertencentes às ordens Ulotrichales, Ulvales, Siphonocladales, Cladophorales, Caulerpales e Dasycladales. Acetabularia calyculus Quoy & Gaimard. In Freycinet, Bryopsis pennata Lamouroux, Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson C. Agardh, Caulerpa ambigua Okamura, Caulerpa serrulata (Forsskål J. Agardh emend Børgesen, Chaetomorpha brachygona Harvey, Cladophora coelothrix Kützing, Cladophoropsis membranacea (C. Agardh Børgesen, Codium intertextum Collins & Hervey, Ernodesmis verticillata (Kützing Børgesen são novas referências para a flora do litoral de Pernambuco. Pringsheimiella scutata (Reinke von Höhnel ex Marchewianka o é também para o litoral continental do Brasil. Halimeda opuntia (L. Lamouroux foi hospedeira de maior número de epífitas, enquanto Bryopsis plumosa, quando epífita, foi a que cresceu sobre maior número de hospedeiros.This survey presents studies about benthics marine chlorophyceae found in the Serrambi Beach, South coast of Pernambuco. The material studied was collected in three stations, which were visited monthly during the period from April, 1986 to September, 1987. The chlorophyceae were represented in this flora by 39 species, three varieties and one form, from orders Ulotrichales, Ulvales, Siphonocladales, Cladophorales, Caulerpales and Dasycladales. Acetabularia calyculus Quoy & Gaimard. In Freycinet, Bryopsis pennata Lamouroux, Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson C. Agardh, Caulerpa ambigua Okamura, Caulerpa serrulata (Forsskål J. Agardh emend Børgesen, Chaetomorpha brachygona Harvey, Cladophora coelothrix Kützing, Cladophoropsis

  13. Macroinvertebrados bentónicos como indicadores de la calidad de agua en la microcuenca San Alberto, Oxapampa, Perú

    Stefany Salcedo Gustavson

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la biodiversidad de macroinvertebrados y la calidad ecológica de la microcuenca San Alberto (provincia de Oxapampa, Pasco de abril a julio de 2013. Métodos: El muestreo fue realizado en tres zonas de la microcuenca San Alberto (cuenca alta, media y baja. En los tres sitios fueron colectados macroinvertebrados bentónicos en piedra y arena. Luego se estimaron: el índice biótico andino (IBA, de hábitat fluvial (IHF, de calidad de vegetación de ribera andina (QBRAnd y de estado ecológico (ECOSTRIAND. Se evaluaron parámetros fisicoquímicos, nutrientes y metales en el agua. Resultados: Se registraron un total de 123 taxones de 47 familias (101 taxones en la cuenca alta, 77 en la cuenca media y 55 en la cuenca baja. La mayor abundancia de macroinvertebrados se presentó en la cuenca media. El IBA resultó ser de “muy buena” calidad para la cuenca alta, media y baja, pero al combinarse este índice con el QBR-And, para elaborar el Índice ECOSTRIAND, se observó el estado ecológico de las cuencas alta y media fueron de “muy buena” calidad y de la cuenca baja fue “regular”. El método de muestreo de limpieza de piedras fue el que permitió colectar la mayor cantidad de taxones. Las mejores condiciones de hábitat fluvial, de vegetación ribereña y de estado ecológico, tras la aplicación de los índices IHF, QBR-And y ECOSTRIAND, se encuentran en la cuenca alta. Conclusiones: Los resultados indican que la diferencia de calidad de hábitat ribereño y fluvial así como de conductividad, sólidos disueltos y nitratos influyen negativamente sobre la calidad del agua, y ésta, sobre la comunidad de macroinvertebrados. Las familias reportadas como sensibles a la contaminación (Leptophlebiidae, Oligoneuriidae, Perlidae, Anomalopsychidae, Calamoceratidae, Helicopsychidae, Odontoceridae, Blephariceridae mostraron ser bioindicadores de calidad de agua para la microcuenca.

  14. Algas marinas bentónicas de la costa noroccidental de Guerrero, México Benthic marine algae of the west coast of Guerrero, Mexico

    Luz Elena Mateo-Cid

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de un estudio sobre algas marinas bentónicas en 7 localidades de la costa noroccidental de Guerrero, México. Se determinó la presencia de 163 especies de algas marinas. Se identificaron 17 especies de Cyanobacteria, 93 Rhodophyta, 28 Chlorophyta y 25 de Heterokontophyta. Se citan 54 registros nuevos para el litoral de Guerrero, 2 también nuevos, Myrionema strangulans Greville y Acrochaete ramosa (N.L.Gardner O'Kelly para la costa del Pacífico. Cada especie se acompaña de datos sobre su distribución en el área de estudio, su estado reproductivo, nivel de marea, hábitat, observaciones, epifitismo y número de herbario o de recolección. Se comparó la riqueza específica entre la estación climática de lluvias y la de secas. La división Rhodophyta dominó en términos de diversidad en relación con las 3 divisiones restantes. La ficoflora de la costa noroccidental de Guerrero es de afinidad tropical y más diversa en la época de secas.We present results on the study on benthic marine algae in 7 localities from the west coast of Guerrero, Mexico. We report 163 species: 17 Cyanobacteria, 93 Rhodophyta, 28 Chlorophyta and 25 Heterokontophyta. Fifty four are new records for Guerrero; while Myrionema strangulans Greville and Acrochaete ramosa (N.L.Gardner O'Kelly are new to the Pacific coast of Mexico. Each species includes data on its distribution, reproductive stages, tidal level, facies, epiphytism and herbarium's number. Species diversity was compared for 2 different climatic seasons. The Rhodophyta are dominant in terms of diversity in relation to the other groups. The algal flora of the northwest coast of Guerrero is tropical and the greatest diversity was found during dry seasons.

  15. Precise Restraightening of Bent Studs

    Boardman, R. E.

    1982-01-01

    Special tool quickly bends studs back into shape accurately and safely by force applied by hydraulic ram, with deflection being measured by dial indicator. Ram and indicator can be interchanged for straightening in reverse direction.

  16. 超临界锅炉顶棚过热器弯管断裂失效分析%Fracture Failure of Bent Pipe of Roof Superheater in Supercritical Boiler

    郑相锋; 冯砚厅; 牛晓光; 徐雪霞

    2011-01-01

    采用宏观分析、力学分析、化学分析、金相检验及扫描电镜等方法对多次出现断裂的超临界锅炉顶棚过热器弯管(材质为12Cr1MoV)进行失效分析.结果表明,顶棚过热器弯管断裂属于脆性断裂,应力过大和弯管环境温度过低是造成泄漏的主要诱因.%Through the methods of microscope analysis, mechanical analysis, chemical analysis, metallographie examination and scanning electron microscope, the causes resulting in rupture of bent pipe (I2CMMoV) of roof superheater in msupercritical boiler were analyzed. The results indicate that the bent pipe fracture failure is brittle fracture The welding defects, excessive stress and lower working temperature in bending are the primar reasons for fracture failure.

  17. 强震作用下大型排架式U型渡槽的损伤破坏分析%Seismic Damage Analysis of U-shaped Aqueduct with the Bent-type Structure Subjected to Strong Earthquake

    张社荣; 冯奕; 王高辉

    2013-01-01

    强震作用下排架式渡槽结构易发生损伤开裂破坏,使结构整体抗震性能发生改变.基于混凝土塑性损伤本构模型,采用等效弹簧模拟桩-土之间的动力相互作用及温降法模拟槽身三向预应力钢筋作用,应用时域分析法对某大型排架式U型渡槽在强震作用下的动力响应规律及损伤破坏发展过程进行分析,得到强震作用下排架式渡槽的破坏模式及抗震薄弱部位,研究排架式渡槽结构的整体抗震特性.研究表明,在强震作用下结构损伤破坏较大区域主要集中于下部排架盖梁、连系梁与排架柱交接的部位,可能出现混凝土开裂现象,是该排架式渡槽结构的抗震薄弱环节,而槽身整体破坏性较小.对于地震烈度较高地区的排架式渡槽结构,应重点关注下部支撑结构的抗震安全性.%The bent-type aqueduct structure is prone to injury under strong earthquakes, and the structure' s overall anti-seismic performance changes. Based on the concrete plastic damage constitutive model, the equivalent spring model was applied to stimulate the SSI while a temperature drop process was applied to stimulate the effect of pre-stressed steel bars in the aqueduct. In addition, the o-verall anti-seismic performance of bent-type aqueduct structure was studied through analyzing the dynamic response law and damage development process of a large bent-type U-shaped aqueduct under strong earthquakes by applying time-domain analysis. The research results indicated that under strong earthquakes, the bent frame joints are the anti-seismic weak parts of aqueduct, while overall damage of groove body is less likely. For bent-type aqueduct structures which are located in areas with high seismic intensity, main attention should be paid to the anti-seismic safety of the lower part of the support structure.

  18. Macroinvertebrados bentônicos como indicadores de qualidade de água na Barragem Santa Bárbara, Pelotas, RS, Brasil Zoobenthics as indicators of the water quality in the Santa Bárbara Dam, Pelotas, RS, Brazil

    Sérgio Renato Noguez Piedras

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o impacto de dois afluentes da barragem Santa Bárbara sobre o ambiente da mesma, utilizando a ocorrência de invertebrados bentônicos e características químicas da água. Durante nove meses foram realizadas coletas e análises da água e de invertebrados bentônicos nos afluentes Sanga da Barbuda e Sanga do Passo do Cunha e também no interior da bacia de acumulação da barragem. Os resultados mostram que, embora a Sanga da Barbuda e a Sanga do Passo do Cunha apresentem características químicas abaixo do recomendável, no limite aceitável pela legislação que determina os padrões de qualidade da água para abastecimento público, estes afluentes estão, ainda, sendo diluídos de forma satisfatória na bacia de acumulação da barragem. O estudo das relações entre variáveis químicas e invertebrados bentônicos mostra haver correlação significativa entre os baixos níveis de oxigênio dissolvido e a presença de Oligochaeta, sendo que o aumento do número de Oligochaeta indica uma situação de anoxia na barragem Santa Bárbara.The objective of this work was to study the impact of two tributaries from the Santa Bárbara Dam on this environment using the occurrence of zoobenthics and some water chemical characteristics. Monthly gathering and analysis from the water and zoobenthics were done during nine months in the tributaries Sanga da Barbuda and Sanga Passo do Cunha as well as in the inner part of the accumulation basin in the Santa Barbara dam. The results demonstrate that, though Sanga da Barbuda and Sanga Passo do Cunha present chemical characteristics lower than the recommended but still in the limits acceptable by the law that regulates the water quality standards for the supply, these tributaries are being diluted in a satisfactory way in the accumulation basin in the Santa Barbara dam. The study of the relations between chemical variables and zoobenthics show a significant correlation

  19. Feeding biology of a guild of benthivorous fishes in a sandy shore on south-eastern Brazilian coast Hábitos alimentares de uma guilda de peixes bentívoros em uma praia arenosa na costa Sudeste do Brasil

    P. ZAHORCSAK

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available The feeding biology of eight species of benthivorous fishes was studied in a sandy shore at Anchieta Island, south-eastern Brazilian coast. The fishes fed mainly on Amphipoda and Mysidacea crustaceans. The diet of the most abundant species, the drum Umbrina coroides, was analyzed in three standard length classes (20-55, 56-90 and 91-135 mm. This sciaenid showed an ontogenetic diet shift from Mysidacea to Amphipoda. The feeding behaviour of the sciaenid U. coroides and the gerreid Eucinostomus gula was recorded while snorkeling. During their foraging both species uncovered small organisms buried in the sand. Notwithstanding general similarities in diet, U. coroides and E. gula presented differences in feeding behaviour and morphology. Two carangid species of the genus Trachinotus differed in diet composition and consumed a larger array of food items than the remaining fish species. Differences in diet and feeding activity between the remaining benthivorous species were noted. These differences possibly reduce overlap in resource use and favour the coexistence of guilds of benthivorous fishes on sandy shores.Os hábitos alimentares de oito espécies de peixes bentívoros foram estudados em uma praia arenosa na Ilha Anchieta, costa Sudeste do Brasil. Os peixes consumiram principalmente crustáceos das ordens Amphipoda e Mysidacea. A dieta da espécie mais abundante, o sciaenídeo Umbrina coroides, foi analisada em três classes de comprimento-padrão (20-55, 56-90 e 91-135 mm. Este sciaenídeo apresentou uma variação ontogenética na dieta, a qual variou de Mysidacea para Amphipoda. O comportamento alimentar do sciaenídeo U. coroides e do gerrídeo Eucinostomus gula foi estudado com uso de mergulho livre. Ao forragear, ambas as espécies desenterraram pequenos organismos enterrados na areia. Apesar das semelhanças gerais na dieta, U. coroides e E. gula apresentaram diferenças quanto ao comportamento alimentar e morfologia. Duas espécies de

  20. 基于有限元法的渡槽排架结构性态分析%Structural Behavior Analysis of the Bent Structure of Aqueduct Based on Finite Element Method

    张茂林; 常周梅; 谢利云; 刘辉

    2014-01-01

    针对我国西北寒旱灌区的渡槽基础和排架易在高矿化度地下水侵蚀和冻融交替作用下出现建筑物结构稳定性和整体性态衰退的问题,采用大型数值分析软件ANSYS对受侵蚀前后渡槽排架的结构进行了计算和分析,探索渡槽在不同工况下的应力和变形规律。分析结果表明:在只有竖向荷载的情况下,侵蚀前后渡槽结构变形分布规律基本相同。x向位移最大值均出现在渡槽两端上部区域,y向变形以跨中区域最为明显,z向以渡槽排架的顶部附近变形最为明显。%The large-scale numerical analyze software ANSYS was used to calculate and analyze the aqueduct bent structures before and after the erosion,and the law of stress and deformation were obtained for aqueduct under the different conditions,which aimed at the problem of a large pile of salt were stranded and gathered in land caused by surface irrigation and alternate freezing and thawing,which resulted in erosion and destruction of the building structure and its basic structure. The analysis results show that:the law of deformation distribution of aqueduct structure is basically the same before and after the erosion only under the condition of gravity. The maximum displacement in x appears in the upper area on both ends of the aqueduct. The most obvious deformation area in y is across the central,and the most obvious deformation area in z is near the top of aqueduct bent. The analysis results can provide the theory basis for further research of the bent structure of aqueduct in the irrigation area.

  1. Colonização de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em detritos foliares em um riacho de primeira ordem na Floresta Atlântica do nordeste brasileiro

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a colonização de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em detritos foliares de Inga ingoides (Leguminosae) em experimentos de campo em um riacho de primeira ordem da Mata Atlântica do Estado de Pernambuco no nordeste do Brasil. Um total de 270 bolsas de folhiço, distribuídas em três trechos do riacho com características similares em relação à morfologia e parâmetros físicos e químicos da água foram submersas, entre fevereiro a julho de 2013 e retiradas após 7, 30, 60,...

  2. Avaliação da qualidade ecológica de rios portugueses (Projecto AQUARIPORT): síntese dos resultados referentes à análise das comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentónicos

    Teixeira, Amílcar; Geraldes, Ana Maria; Oliveira, João M.; Bochechas, Jorge; Ferreira, Maria T.

    2008-01-01

    O projecto AQUARIPORT serve de base ao Programa Nacional de Monitorização de sistemas aquáticos e tem como objectivos (1) a recolha de informação base de suporte ao ordenamento dos recursos piscícolas nacionais; (2) o desenvolvimento e a implementação de índices bióticos, baseados na ictiofauna e nos macroinvertebrados bentónicos, que permitam a avaliação da qualidade ecológica de rios no enquadramento nos princípios da Directiva Quadro da Água. Neste âmbito, avalia-se, com base n...

  3. Identificación de macro invertebrados bentónicos en los ríos: Pindo Mirador, Alpayacu y Pindo Grande; determinación de su calidad de agua

    Alexandra Endara

    2012-01-01

    En un estudio realizado en el mes de mayo del 2012, utilizando una red Surber de 30 x 30 cmde área de superficie y 0,5 mm de abertura de malla, en los ríos: Pindo Mirador, Pindo Grandey Alpayacu, ubicados en el sector de Mera, provincia de Pastaza de la Amazonía ecuatoriana,se analizó la diversidad y la abundancia de los macro invertebrados bentónicos utilizando losíndices BMWP/Col y EPT. Se logró determinar que la calidad del agua de los ríos PindoMirador y Pindo Grande es buena mientras la ...

  4. Estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos de um riacho de serra em Itatinga, São Paulo, Brasil Structure of a benthic macroinvertebrates community in a mountain stream in Itatinga, São Paulo, Brazil

    Ludmilla O. Ribeiro

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available A comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos de um riacho de terceira ordem foi analisada em duas estações do ano, chuvosa e seca. Substratos artificiais foram amostrados semanalmente, ao longo de 56 dias para a coleta de macroinvertebrados, nas duas estações do ano. A composição da comunidade foi caracterizada por uma baixa diversidade, ou seja, presença de muitas espécies raras e poucas espécies abundantes nas duas estações do ano. Uma alta dominância de Chironomidae (Diptera nas duas estações, seguida de Baetidae (Ephemeroptera e Ancylidae (Mollusca, respectivamente nas estações chuvosa e seca, foi característico. Os resultados obtidos reforçam a grande importância de Chironomidae na comunidade bentônica de riachos e salientam a influência da sazonalidade sobre a estruturação destes organismos.The benthic macroinvertebrates community of a third order stream was studied during the wet and dry seasons. The community was analyzed using artificial substrates sampled weekly during 56 days in each season. The community composition was characterized by low species diversity, with high number of rare species and few abundant species for both seasons. A high dominance of Chinonomidae (Diptera for both seasons, followed by Baetidae (Ephemeroptera and Ancylidae (Mollusca, respectively for the wet and dry seasons, was found. The results reinforced the high importance of Chironomidae and the seasonal effect determining the stream benthic community structure.

  5. EFFICACY OF MULLIGAN’S TWO LEG ROTATION AND BENT LEG RAISE TECHNIQUES IN HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY IN SUBJECTS WITH ACUTE NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN: RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL

    Pratik .A. Phansopkar,

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Adequate flexibility of the Hamstring muscles and Core muscle strength is necessary for a healthy lower back. Mulligan’s techniques are fascinating Physiotherapy approach in treatment of hamstrings tightness in NS-LBP such as Mulligan’s Bent Leg Raise (BLR technique, Limited Literature is available on the efficacies of Mulligan’s Two Leg Rotation (TLR technique in Hamstrings flexibility. The objective of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of Mulligan’s TLR and BLR in treatment of acute NS-LBP. Methods: The present randomized clinical trial was conducted among 40 subjects which included both male and female symptomatic subjects between the age of 18 to 35 years with acute NS-LBP and they were randomly allocated into 2 groups namely Group A[SWD, HMP, Mulligan’s TLR, MCE] , Group B[SWD, HMP, Mulligan’s BLR, MCE]. Pre-interventional and 7th day Post-interventional outcome measurements were taken in the form of Visual Analogue Scale (VAS, Modified Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (MODQ, Active Knee Extension (AKE Measurement, Lumbar ROM and Core muscle strength. Results: Intra-group comparison for all the outcome parameters in both the groups showed statistical significance (p<0.001. Inter group comparison for all the outcome parameters had differences but showed no statistical significance. Conclusion: Mulligan’s Two Leg Rotation and Bent Leg Raise techniques are effective in increasing the hamstrings flexibility in subjects with acute non specific low back pain in terms of pain, range of motion and functional disability.

  6. Experimentos de disolución de CaCO3 en foraminíferos bentónicos aglutinados del Paleoceno-Eoceno en Zumaya (Cuenca Vasco-Cantábrica, España

    Arreguín-Rodríguez, G. J.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The largest extinction of deep-sea benthic foraminifera in the Cenozoic occurred during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum event (PETM, ~55.8 Ma. Much has been speculated about the causes of such extinction, and proposed mechanisms include changes in productivity and/or oxygenation of bottom waters, metabolic changes and in the composition of the food supply to the seafloor, or the ocean acidification related to the massive input of isotopically light carbon into the ocean-atmosphere system, among others. Here we analyse ocean acidification as a potential triggering mechanism of the extinctions. The early Eocene at the Zumaya section (Basque-Cantabrian Basin is marked by a 4 m-thick interval with a very low CaCO3 content. In order to analyse whether CaCO3 dissolution had a direct effect on the extinctions across the PETM, we car-ried out dissolution experiments on various species of agglutinated benthic foraminifera from Zumaya. In general, agglutinated species that do not disappear in the interval of most intense dissolution at Zumaya were not -or only slightly- affected by our dissolution experiments, since they do not have calcareous particles or cement. However, some species that went extinct or locally disappeared during the early Eocene, such as Dorothia cylindracea, Spiroplectammina spectabilis and Haplophragmoides cf. walteri, are resistant to dissolution. These results sug-gest that, in addition to ocean acidification, other factors must have contributed to the destabilization of benthic foraminiferal assemblages.Durante el evento de calentamiento global conocido como Máximo Térmico del Paleoceno-Eoceno (PETM por sus siglas en inglés; hace ~55.8 Ma tuvo lugar la mayor extinción de foraminíferos bentónicos de medios profundos de todo el Cenozoico. Mucho se ha especulado sobre las causas de dicha extinción, que incluyen cambios en la productividad y/o en la oxigenación de las aguas, cambios metabólicos y en la composición del

  7. The benthic macroinvertebrate fauna of highland streams in southern Brazil: composition, diversity and structure Fauna de macro-invertebrados bentônicos de rios de montanha no sul do Brasil: composição, diversidade e estrutura

    Ludwig Buckup

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Benthic macroinvertebrate in four rivers, three in the Pelotas River basin (Divisa, Marco and Silveira rivers, in the headwaters of the Uruguai River and one in the Taquari-Antas system (Antas River, a tributary in the Guaíba basin, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, were identified. Two samples were collected in summer, autumn and spring, with one replicate in each river. The total of 28,961 specimens included members of Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Acarina, Insecta, Crustacea and Mollusca. The Silveira and Marco rivers showed significant differences in the indices of Shannon-Weaver (H’, Simpson’s Reciprocal (1/D, Margalef (DMg and Equitability (E. The Silveira River showed the highest means of diversity and the EPT index (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera. Comparison among the diversity indices, considered individually, were insufficient to show differences in community structure, for the purpose of ecological characterization of the rivers. The EPT values characterized the Divisa River as having the highest abundance (73%, followed by the Marco (71%, Antas (48% and Silveira (36%. These results suggest that the Silveira River is subject to moderate environmental stress, from human impact, although it showed the highest diversity of the major macrobenthic groups.Os macro-invertebrados bentônicos que ocorrem em quatro rios, três pertencentes à bacia do Rio Pelotas (Rios Divisa, Marco e Silveira nas cabeceiras do Rio Uruguai e um ao sistema Taquari-Antas (Rio Antas, tributário da bacia do Guaíba, no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, foram identificados. Duas amostras foram coletadas no verão, outono e primavera, com uma réplica em cada rio. Foram coletados 28961 espécimes de macro-invertebrados compreendendo Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Acarina, Insecta, Crustacea e Mollusca. Na comparação entre os rios, Silveira e Marco mostraram diferenças significativas nos índices de Shannon-Weaver (H’, no Recíproco de Simpson (1/D, de

  8. Effects of carbofuran and metsulfuron-methyl on the benthic macroinvertebrate community in flooded ricefields Efeito do carbofurano e metsulfuron-methyl sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos de lavoura de arroz irrigado

    Joele Baumart

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: This study evaluated the effect of the insecticide carbofuran and the herbicide metsulfuron-methyl on the abundance and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates in a paddy ricefield. METHODS: To achieve this goal, two pesticide treatments [the insecticide carbofuran (IC and the herbicide metsulfuron-methyl (HM] and a control (Co treatment with no added pesticide were established in an experimental area of the Plant Science Department of the Federal University of Santa Maria. Soil samples were collected in triplicate from each treatment 30 days before and 1, 10, and 51 days after the pesticide application, for macrofauna identification. RESULTS: Among the 21 taxa identified, Trichoceridae was present only in Co, Hydroptilidae was recorded only in IC, and Corixidae in HM. In Co, the most abundant group was Annelida, while in IC and HM Diptera (Chironomidae was dominant. Significant differences were observed between Co and IC, in the density of Odontoceridae (Control>IC and Hydrophilidae (ControlHM and Hirudinea (ControlOBJETIVO: O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar o efeito do inseticida carbofurano e do herbicida metsulfuron-methyl na abundância e diversidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em campo de arroz irrigado. MÉTODOS: Para isto, dois tratamentos com agrotóxicos [o inseticida carbofurano (IC e o herbicida metsulfuron-methyl (HM] e um controle (Co, tratamento sem pesticida, foram aplicados em uma área experimental no Departamento de Fitotecnia da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. Amostras de solo foram coletadas em triplicatas em cada tratamento 30 dias antes (DBA e 1, 10 e 51 dias após a aplicação dos pesticidas, posteriormente a macrofauna foi identificada. RESULTADOS: Vinte e um (21 taxa foram identificados, entre esses Trichoceridae esteve presente apenas em Co, enquanto que Hydroptilidae foi coletado apenas em IC, e Corixidae em HM. Em Co e IC, o grupo mais abundante foi Annelida, e em HM foi Diptera (Chironomidae que

  9. Colonização de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em detritos foliares em um riacho de primeira ordem na Floresta Atlântica do nordeste brasileiro

    Iris Gabrielly Arruda dos Santos

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a colonização de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em detritos foliares de Inga ingoides (Leguminosae em experimentos de campo em um riacho de primeira ordem da Mata Atlântica do Estado de Pernambuco no nordeste do Brasil. Um total de 270 bolsas de folhiço, distribuídas em três trechos do riacho com características similares em relação à morfologia e parâmetros físicos e químicos da água foram submersas, entre fevereiro a julho de 2013 e retiradas após 7, 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias. Dois tratamentos foram utilizados: colonização e exclusão da macrofauna. O percentual de biomassa remanescente final (%R foi maior para bolsas de colonização do que para as de exclusão, evidenciando a efetiva participação dos macroinvertebrados no processo de decomposição. Os fragmentadores apresentaram menor participação no processo de decomposição foliar de I. ingoides, sendo Tripletides (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae, Polypedillum e Stenochironomus (Diptera, Chironomidae os táxons predominantes na macrofauna. Filtrador foi o grupo trófico funcional predominante (45,6%, seguido por predador (31,2%, coletor (11,8%, raspador (6,7% e fragmentador (4,8%.

  10. Gobernanza y capital social en el co-manejo de recursos bentónicos en Chile: aportes del análisis de redes al estudio de la pesca artesanal de pequeña escala.

    Stefan Gelcich

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El co-manejo o manejo colaborativo es considerado una institución relacional ya que pone el énfasis, no sólo en la administración de los recursos propiamente tales, sino en las relaciones sociales que se establecen entre múltiples actores con diversos intereses en el territorio. Por esto, existe un creciente interés en su estudio desde el análisis de redes sociales (ARS y el concepto afín de capital social. En este artículo presentamos dos aplicaciones del uso de ARS para comprender el co-manejo, utilizando el sistema chileno de Áreas de Manejo y Explotación de Recursos Bentónicos (AMERB como caso de estudio. Específicamente se aplican herramientas del ARS para: (1 describir y analizar la red de gobernanza que subyace el régimen de AMERB, y (2 explorar el rol del capital social de las organizaciones de pescadores en el funcionamiento y desempeño del co-manejo. En base a las aplicaciones descritas en el artículo planteamos que el enfoque de redes sociales entrega una mirada promisoria y complementaria para el desarrollo y reformulación de políticas públicas más efectivas y con creciente participación de las comunidades locales.

  11. Analysis of critical current distribution of bent Bi2223 composite tapes by unifying parameter approach and its application to the description of average critical current-bending strain relation near the average irreversible strain

    Ochiai, S; Okuda, H; Sugano, M; Hojo, M [Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); Osamura, K [Research Institute for Applied Sciences, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8202 (Japan); Kuroda, T; Itoh, K; Kitaguchi, H; Kumakura, H [National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Wada, H, E-mail: shojiro.ochiai@materials.mbox.media.kyoto-u.ac.j [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)

    2010-02-15

    When the critical current of bent Bi2223 composite tape is measured for many specimens, the critical current value is different from specimen to specimen, being distributed from low to high values. We need to characterize the distribution of critical current at various applied strains and also to predict the distribution of irreversible strain for reliability and safe design. The present work attempted to describe them from the statistical viewpoint. In the analysis, the unifying parameter approach proposed recently by the authors was employed, in which the difference in damage evolution and critical current among the specimens was correlated with the distribution of the unifying parameter that refers to the tensile damage strain of Bi2223 filaments in composite tapes. By application of this approach to the measured critical current values under various bending strains for three Bi2223 composite tapes from different suppliers (VAM1, VAM2 and VAM3 used as the common test samples in the round robin test of VAMAS/TWA16), the unifying parameters were estimated and were formulated by the Weibull distribution function. With the formulated distribution function of the unifying parameter, the distributions of the critical current at various strains, the distribution of the irreversible bending strain and the average critical current-bending strain relation near the average irreversible bending strain could be described satisfactorily.

  12. Validity and reliability of isometric muscle strength measurements of hip abduction and abduction with external hip rotation in a bent-hip position using a handheld dynamometer with a belt.

    Aramaki, Hidefumi; Katoh, Munenori; Hiiragi, Yukinobu; Kawasaki, Tsubasa; Kurihara, Tomohisa; Ohmi, Yorikatsu

    2016-07-01

    [Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the relatedness, reliability, and validity of isometric muscle strength measurements of hip abduction and abduction with an external hip rotation in a bent-hip position using a handheld dynamometer with a belt. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty healthy young adults, with a mean age of 21.5 ± 0.6 years were included. Isometric hip muscle strength in the subjects' right legs was measured under two posture positions using two devices: a handheld dynamometer with a belt and an isokinetic dynamometer. Reliability was evaluated using an intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC); relatedness and validity were evaluated using Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient. Differences in measurements of devices were assessed by two-way ANOVA. [Results] ICC (1, 1) was ≥0.9; significant positive correlations in measurements were found between the two devices under both conditions. No main effect was found between the measurement values. [Conclusion] Our findings revealed that there was relatedness, reliability, and validity of this method for isometric muscle strength measurements using a handheld dynamometer with a belt. PMID:27512280

  13. Heterometallic trinuclear {CoLn(III)} (Ln = Gd, Tb, Ho and Er) complexes in a bent geometry. Field-induced single-ion magnetic behavior of the Er(III) and Tb(III) analogues.

    Goura, Joydeb; Brambleby, Jamie; Topping, Craig V; Goddard, Paul A; Suriya Narayanan, Ramakirushnan; Bar, Arun Kumar; Chandrasekhar, Vadapalli

    2016-05-31

    Through the use of a multi-site compartmental ligand, 2-methoxy-6-[{2-(2-hydroxyethylamino)ethylimino}methyl]phenol (LH3), the family of heterometallic, trinuclear complexes of the formula [CoLn(L)2(μ-O2CCH3)2(H2O)3]·NO3·xMeOH·yH2O has been expanded beyond Ln = Dy(III) to include Gd(III) (), Tb(III) (), Ho(III) () and Er(III) () for , and (x = 1; y = 1) and for (x = 0; y = 2). The metallic core of these complexes consists of a (Co(III)-Ln(III)-Co(III)) motif bridged in a bent geometry resulting in six-coordinated distorted Co(III) octahedra and nine-coordinated Ln(III) monocapped square-antiprisms. The magnetic characterization of these compounds reveals the erbium and terbium analogues to display a field induced single-ion magnetic behavior similar to the dysprosium analogue but at lower temperatures. The energy barrier for the reversal of the magnetization of the CoTb(III) analogue is Ueff ≥ 15.6(4) K, while for the CoEr(III) analogue Ueff ≥ 9.9(8) K. The magnetic properties are discussed in terms of distortions of the 4f electron cloud. PMID:27180723

  14. Spatial and temporal distribution of benthic macroinvertebrates in a Southeastern Brazilian river Distribuição espaço-temporal de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em um rio do sudeste brasileiro

    M. P. Silveira

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages are structured according to physical and chemical parameters that define microhabitats, including food supply, shelter to escape predators, and other biological parameters that influence reproductive success. The aim of this study is to investigate spatial and temporal distribution of macroinvertebrate assemblages at the Macaé river basin, in Rio de Janeiro state, Southeastern Brazil. According to the "Habitat Assessment Field Data Sheet - High Gradient Streams" (Barbour et al., 1999, the five sampling sites are considered as a reference condition. Despite the differences in hydrological parameters (mean width, depth and discharge among sites, the physicochemical parameters and functional feeding groups' general structure were similar, except for the less impacted area, which showed more shredders. According to the Detrended Correspondence Analysis based on substrates, there is a clear distinction between pool and riffle assemblages. In fact, the riffle litter substrate had higher taxa in terms of richness and abundance, but the pool litter substrate had the greatest number of exclusive taxa. A Cluster Analysis based on sampling sites data showed that temporal variation was the main factor in structuring macroinvertebrate assemblages in the studied habitats.A fauna de macroinvertebrados bentônicos é estruturada por fatores físicos e químicos que determinam os microhábitats, incluindo a disponibilidade de alimento, a existência de refúgios contra predadores e tempestades, o sucesso reprodutivo e outros parâmetros biológicos. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a distribuição espaço-temporal da comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos na bacia do rio Macaé, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. De acordo com o Habitat Assessment Field Data Sheet - High Gradient Streams (Barbour et al., 1999, os cinco locais coletados são considerados como referência para propósito de biomonitoramento

  15. Disjoint geographical distribution of intertidal and nearshore benthic invertebrates in the Southern Hemisphere Distribuciones geográficas disyuntas de invertebrados bentónicos intermareales y del submareal somero en el Hemisferio Sur

    JUAN C CASTILLA

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Biogeographical explanations for the extant and paleo disjoint geographical distribution in the southern hemisphere of five species of nearshore marine benthic invertebrates: Gaimardia trapesina, Ostrea chilensis, Pyura stolonifera taxonomic complex, Aulacomya ater and Concholepas concholepas, showing distinctive reproductive strategies and early life history characteristics are reviewed and analyzed. Through the use of published and new information we contrasted the following hypotheses: a vicariance-historical process, b epiplanktonic larval dispersal, c juvenile/adult dispersal through rafting and d planned or accidental anthropogenic dispersal mechanisms. The juvenile/adult transoceanic dispersal hypothesis by rafting was the only one impossible to be rejected for the species analyzed. The implication and future direction for research in this area are discussedSe revisa y analiza las posibles explicaciones para la distribución geográfica disyunta, presente y pasada, en el hemisferio sur de cinco especies de invertebrados bentónicos marinos litorales: Gaimardia trapesina, Ostrea chilensis, el complejo taxonómico Pyura stolonifera, Aulacomya ater y Concholepas concholepas, con estrategias reproductivas y características de historia de vida distintas. Se discute y pone a prueba, usando información original o publicada, las siguientes hipótesis: a procesos históricos de vicarianza, b dispersión de larvas epi-planctónicas, c dispersión de juveniles o adultos por transporte pasivo y d dispersión antropogénica planificada o accidental. La hipótesis de dispersión transoceánica de juveniles o adultos fue la única imposible de rechazar para las especies analizadas. Se discute las direcciones futuras de investigación en esta área

  16. Efeito de metais Cobre (Cu e Zinco (Zn sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em riachos do sul do Brasil - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i3.677 The effect of metals (Cu and Zn on the benthic macroinvertebrate community in streams in southern Brazil - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i3.677

    Luiz Ubiratan Hepp

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de metais (Cu e Zn sobre a comunidade de macroinverterados bentônicos. Foram amostrados, trimestralmente, entre setembro de 2006 e junho de 2007, organismos e água em oito trechos de riachos de duas bacias hidrográficas influenciadas por urbanização e agricultura. Foram estimados os valores de densidade de organismos, riqueza taxonômica e diversidade de Shannon. Para avaliação dos dados, foram utilizados testes de variância e regressão linear simples. Os resultados demonstraram variabilidade das concentrações dos metais e da macrofauna entre as estações do ano e riachos estudados. O metal Cobre (Cu apresentou influência apenas sobre a densidade Chironomidae e o metal Zinco (Zn apresentou efeito sobre a densidade total da macrofauna bentônica e de Chironomidae. Nenhum dos metais apresentou efeitos sobre a riqueza e diversidade de macroinvertebrados. Os resultados indicam potencial bioindicador da comunidade bentônica na avaliação da qualidade integrada do ambiente.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of metals (Cu and Zn on the benthic macroinvertebrate community. The organisms and water were collected quarterly between September 2006 and June 2007, in eight sites in streams of two hydrographic basins, influenced by urbanization and agriculture. The values of organism density, taxonomic richness and the Shannon diversity index were calculated. For data evaluation, tests of variance and simple linear regression were used. The results showed variability in the metal concentration and benthic community among seasons and studied streams. Cu showed influence only on Chironomidae density. Zn demonstrated effect on the benthic community and Chironomidae density. None of the metals presented effect on the macroinvertebrate richness and diversity. The results indicate a bioindicator potential of the benthic community in the evaluation of integral quality of the environment.

  17. Los macroinvertebrados bentónicos de pozo azul (Cuenca del río Gaira, Colombia) y su relación con la calidad del agua The Benthonic Macroinvertebrates of Pozo Azul (Gaira River Basin, Colombia) and their Relationship with Water Quality

    Manjarrés-Hernández Ana; Núñez-Padilla Norbelis; Guerrero-Bolaño Francisco

    2003-01-01

    En julio de 2002 se realizó el estudio de algunos parámetros fisicoquímicos y la estructura de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados bentónicos asociados a cuatro coriotipos (piedra, hojarasca, sedimento y macrófitas) en el sector de Pozo Azul sobre la cuenca del río Gaira (Magdalena, Colombia). Se discute la relación entre la estructura de la comunidad y la calidad del agua del sector. Los parámetros fisicoquímicos estuvieron determinados en gran medida por las características geográficas del s...

  18. Patrones de distribución espacial de ensambles de macroinvertebrados bentónicos de un sistema fluvial Andino Patagónico Spatial distribution patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates assemblages in an Andean Patagonian fluvial system

    CAROLINA MOYA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En enero de 2006 se estudiaron los patrones espaciales de distribución de comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentónicos de la cuenca hidrográfica del río Baker (45°50' O y 47°55' S y los principales factores controladores, intentando cubrir la mayor variedad de ecosistemas lóticos. Para llevar a cabo el estudio se seleccionaron 27 estaciones de muestreo ubicadas en las diferentes subcuencas del río. En cada estación se realizó una caracterización fisicoquímica del agua (conductividad, oxígeno disuelto, pH, temperatura y turbidez, y se documentaron las características del tramo de río (e.g. ancho del cauce y tipo de sedimento e información cartográfica utilizando un sistema de información geográfica (SIG. Se identificaron un total de 51 taxa que correspondieron en su mayoría a larvas de insectos (80 %. Los grupos con mayor riqueza fueron los órdenes Ephemeroptera (15 taxa, Plecoptera (8 taxa y Trichoptera (8 taxa. Los análisis de clasificación y ordenación realizados con los datos de abundancia, permitieron reconocer siete grupos de estaciones diferentes (A-F que fueron estadísticamente significativos (P In January of 2006 we studied the distributional patterns of benthic macroinvertebrate communities of the Baker river basin (45°50' O and 47°55' S and their main controlling factors trying to cover the greater variety of the lotic ecosystems. To carry out the study, 27 sampling stations were located in the different sub basins of the river. In each station, physical-chemical parameters of the column of water were quantified (conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and turbidity, and documented characteristics of the segment (e.g. wide of the channel and sediment type and cartographic information using a geographic information system (GIS and complemented with cartographic information using GIS. Identified a total of 51 taxa, are mostly insect larvae (80 %. The groups most richness were orders Ephemeroptera (15

  19. Impacto de la captura ilegal en pesquerías artesanales bentónicas bajo el régimen de co-manejo: el caso de Isla Mocha, Chile

    Ricardo M Bandin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El régimen de Áreas de Manejo y Explotación de Recursos Bentónicos (AMERB en Chile, considerado uno de los más grandes experimentos de co-manejo a escala global, enfrenta aún amenazas como el robo de recursos. En las AMERB dedicadas al recurso 'loco' (Concholepas concholepas la administración pesquera establece capturas totales permisibles suponiendo robos nulos, comprometiendo asi su sustentabilidad. Tomando como caso de estudio las AMERB dedicadas al recurso 'loco' en la Isla Mocha, mediante entrevistas a usuarios de AMERB, consultas a autoridades fiscalizadoras, y acopio de data secundaria, se reconstruyó una serie anual de robos, se simuló el impacto bio-económico del robo en una AMERB, y se sistematizó la opinión de los usuarios sobre las causas del robo y sus posibles soluciones. Los robos representan entre 32-68% de los ingresos brutos anuales históricos de las AMERB. Según las proyecciones bio-económicas, un stock de 'loco' en AMERB seria resiliente a toda combinación de niveles propuestos de 'Robo', 'Reglas de Cosecha' y 'Precios de Loco', excepto ante un 'Robo Descontrolado' (i.e., doble de la tasa de mortalidad por robo máxima histórica que agota la pesquería formal. Los usuarios de AMERB consideran más grave al robo realizado por pescadores no-isleños respecto del robo isleño, identificando incentivos comunes a ambos; esperan mayor acción del Estado sobre los infractores no-isleños, y confían más en sus propias organizaciones para controlar a los infractores isleños. Para combatir los robos en AMERB se propone mitigar sus incentivos socio-económicos, asignar en algunos casos derechos exclusivos de acceso territorial a las organizaciones asignatarias, y definir estrategias contra las operaciones ilegales previa conciliación de objetivos entre autoridades y grupos de interés.

  20. Identificación de macro invertebrados bentónicos en los ríos: Pindo Mirador, Alpayacu y Pindo Grande; determinación de su calidad de agua

    Alexandra Endara

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En un estudio realizado en el mes de mayo del 2012, utilizando una red Surber de 30 x 30 cmde área de superficie y 0,5 mm de abertura de malla, en los ríos: Pindo Mirador, Pindo Grandey Alpayacu, ubicados en el sector de Mera, provincia de Pastaza de la Amazonía ecuatoriana,se analizó la diversidad y la abundancia de los macro invertebrados bentónicos utilizando losíndices BMWP/Col y EPT. Se logró determinar que la calidad del agua de los ríos PindoMirador y Pindo Grande es buena mientras la del río Alpayacu es mala. Este estudio da unaidea general de la situación ambiental de los ecosistemas lóticos cercanos a la EstaciónBiológica Pindo Mirador. Los resultados de ésta investigación permiten determinar laimportancia de las micro-cuencas de los ríos Pindo Mirador y Pindo Grande como fuente deagua para las poblaciones que se encuentran río abajo, así como el modo en el cual lapresencia o ausencia de organismos bioindicadores (macroinvertebrados indica la calidad delagua y de los bosques de la micro-cuenca.Abstract:In May 2012, using a 30x30 cm surface and 0.5 mm aperture Surber net in the rivers: PindoMirador, Pindo Grande and Alpayacu, located in Mera, Pastaza, Ecuadorian Amazonia, thediversity and abundance of macro invertebrates was analyzed applying the BMWP/Col and theEPT indexes. It was determined the good Pindo Mirador, Pindo Grande and Alpayacu rivers’water quality, as well as the bad Alpayacu river’s water quality. This work provides an overviewof the environmental situation of aquatic ecosystems near Pindo Mirador Biological Station, ithighlights the importance of the rivers’ micro-watersheds near Pindo Mirador Biological Station,used as water source by the populations living downstream, and shows how macroinvertebrates can be used as bioindicators for the water and forests quality.

  1. 排架渡槽-水流固耦合体隔震分析%Analysis of isolation of fluid-structure interaction system for bent-type aqueduct

    刘亮; 张华

    2012-01-01

    Based on bent-type aqueduct structures, dynamic characteristics and isolation of aqueduct-water coupling systems were studied by using the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method. Three-dimensional model with fluid-structure interaction was established, and the plate rubber support was installed. Mooney-Rivlin strain energy density model simulated mechanical constitutive relations of rubber material. The natural vibration frequency, displacement, stress of aqueduct structure, and the water sloshing height were calculated in different water depth conditions under earthquake wave action. The results show that the transverse stiffness is less. The application of isolation technology can reduce stiffness of aqueduct structure and extend natural vibration period of aqueduct structure. The fluid-structure interaction increases stress of the internal wall under earthquake wave action. The seismic displacement response of aqueduct structure and the water sloshing height increase by applying the isolation technology, but the application of isolation technology remarkably reduces the seismic stress response and elevates earthquake resistance performance.%以排架渡槽为研究对象,建立3维渡槽-水流固耦合体计算模型,设置板式橡胶隔震支座,通过Mooney-Rivlin应变能密度函数模型模拟橡胶材料的本构,采用任意拉格朗日-欧拉(ALE)方法求解渡槽和水体间的耦合动力作用问题,针对不同水深工况,计算分析渡槽-水流固耦合体自振频率以及在地震作用下的位移、应力和水体晃动波高.研究结果表明:渡槽横槽方向为结构刚度最小方向,隔震支座的设置降低了渡槽结构的刚度,延长结构的自振周期;在地震作用下,槽体与水体间的流固耦合作用使得槽身内壁两侧的应力较大;隔震支座的设置增大渡槽结构的位移响应以及槽内水体晃动的幅度,但有效降低渡槽各部位的应力响应,提高渡槽结构的抗震性能.

  2. Quantum tunneling between bent semiconductor nanowires

    We theoretically investigate the electronic transport properties of two closely spaced L-shaped semiconductor quantum wires, for different configurations of the output channel widths as well as the distance between the wires. Within the effective-mass approximation, we solve the time-dependent Schrödinger equation using the split-operator technique that allows us to calculate the transmission probability, the total probability current, the conductance, and the wave function scattering between the energy subbands. We determine the maximum distance between the quantum wires below which a relevant non-zero transmission is still found. The transmission probability and the conductance show a strong dependence on the width of the output channel for small distances between the wires

  3. Measurement of residual stress in bent pipelines

    Alers, G. A.; McColskey, J. D.

    2002-05-01

    Buried gas and oil pipelines can be subjected to unexpected bending loads caused by such earth movements as earthquakes, wash-outs, road building, or mining subsidence as well as by denting from unintentional digging. In order to make a fitness-for-service assessment, it is necessary to measure any residual stresses that are left in the pipe wall as well as the degree of plastic flow within regions of severe damage. A portable instrument that uses EMATs to rapidly measure ultrasonic shear wave birefringence in the wall of a pipe has been developed and applied to a 5 m (15 ft) long section of 0.56 m (22 in) diameter linepipe loaded in three point bending by a 22 MN (five million pound) load frame. The results showed that: (1) a large correction for shear wave anisotropy caused by texture in the steel had to be introduced and (2) the degree of plastic flow could be deduced from changes in the texture contribution alone. An attempt to separate the stress and texture effects by using SH wave modes in the pipe wall proved unreliable because of magnetostrictive effects in the periodic permanent magnet EMATs used for these experiments.

  4. Aarhus Universitet - Åbent mod Verden

    Schiøler, Ebbe

    . Det kan ligne et meget spredt katalog over udfordringer, problemer og bidrag til løsninger. Men der er noget fælles ved alle eksemplerne: Aarhus Universitet har en finger med i spillet her og i en lang række andre tilfælde, hvor forskning og forskningsbaseret viden gør en afgørende forskel. De ti...... eksempler, der præsenteres her i bogen, fortæller historierne bag disse og andre tilsvarende aktiviteter. Tilsammen giver de en smagsprøve på den type forskning, som forskere fra Aarhus Universitet har udført i udviklingslande forskellige steder i verden. De er eksempler på vores globale partnerskab. For...

  5. Sequences, Bent Functions and Jacobsthal sums

    Helleseth, Tor; Kholosha, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    The $p$-ary function $f(x)$ mapping $\\mathrm{GF}(p^{4k})$ to $\\mathrm{GF}(p)$ and given by $f(x)={\\rm Tr}_{4k}\\big(ax^d+bx^2\\big)$ with $a,b\\in\\mathrm{GF}(p^{4k})$ and $d=p^{3k}+p^{2k}-p^k+1$ is studied with the respect to its exponential sum. In the case when either $a^{p^k(p^k+1)}\

  6. Bent approximations to synchrotron radiation optics

    Ideal optical elements can be approximated by bending flats or cylinders. This paper considers the applications of these approximate optics to synchrotron radiation. Analytic and raytracing studies are used to compare their optical performance with the corresponding ideal elements. It is found that for many applications the performance is adequate, with the additional advantages of lower cost and greater flexibility. Particular emphasis is placed on obtaining the practical limitations on the use of the approximate elements in typical beamline configurations. Also considered are the possibilities for approximating very long length mirrors using segmented mirrors

  7. Channeling and radiation in periodically bent crystals

    Korol, Andrey V; Greiner, Walter

    2012-01-01

    The development of coherent radiation sources for sub-angstrom wavelengths - i.e. in the hard X-ray and gamma-ray range - is a challenging goal of modern physics. The availability of such sources will have many applications in basic science, technology and medicine, and, in particular, they may have a revolutionary impact on nuclear and solid state physics, as well as on the life sciences. The present state-of-the-art lasers are capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation from the infrared to the ultraviolet, while free electron lasers (X-FELs) are now entering the soft X-ray region. Moving

  8. Post Impressions: Music Writing as Bent Travelogue

    Hollis Taylor

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The wind is our universal musician and has been recognized as such for millennia. If the wind can play a fence as an aeolian harp, then a violinist armed with a bow could also cause these gigantic structures to sing. Thus, an American woman and an Australian man set out to explore and perform on the giant musical instruments covering the continent of Australia: fences. This presentation excerpts highlights from the voyage, illuminating the range of sounds to be drawn out of a five-wire fence. Playing fences reveals a sound world that is embedded in the physical reality and the psyche of the culture. In pursuit of their instruments, including the Rabbit-Proof Fence and the 5300-kilometre–long Dingo Fence, the duo travels 40,000 kilometres, engaging with a singing dingo, an auctioneer, an Aboriginal gumleaf virtuoso, bush musicians, the first (now ruined piano in Central Australia, and the School of the Air’s distorted, modulating, phasing white and pink electronic noise. PLEASE NOTE: there are four supplementary files that accompany this contribution. Click on the tab 'Supplementary Files' on the right hand side of the screen when accessing the pdf of the article.

  9. Electrostatics of straight and bent nanotubes

    Mishchenko, E. G.; Raikh, M. E.

    2005-01-01

    Response of a single-walled carbon nanotube to external electric field, F, is calculated analytically within the classical electrostatics. Field-induced charge density distribution is approximately linear along the axis of metallic nanotube and depends rather weakly, as ln(h/r), on the nanotube length, h, (here r is the nanotube radius). In a semiconducting nanotube with a gap, E_g, charge separation occurs as F exceeds the threshold value F_{th}=E_g/eh. For F>F_{th}, positively and negativel...

  10. Impacto dos efluentes de cultivo semi-intensivo de camarão sobre a fauna bentônica no sul do Brasil = Environmental impact of semi-intensive shrimp farming on benthic fauna in southern Brazil

    Ana Carolina Canary

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available O aumento dos cultivos em ambientes costeiros tem gerado preocupação arespeito do lançamento dos seus efluentes no ambiente aquático. Este estudo objetivou determinar o impacto dos efluentes de cultivos de camarões sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos no estuário da lagoa dos Patos-Brasil. Este trabalho foi realizado numa fazenda de cultivo de camarão Litopenaeus vannamei. Como parâmetros dequalidade de água, foram monitorados quinzenalmente pH, oxigênio dissolvido, consumo de oxigênio e sólidos suspensos totais, sendo os locais de amostragem uma região-controle, saída do canal de drenagem da fazenda e bacia de sedimentação. As coletas de sedimento para a análise macrobentônica foram realizadas na saída da fazenda e no controle, e realizouse amostragem antes do início e quinzenalmente durante o cultivo. Os resultados mostram que a bacia de sedimentação neste cultivo é relativamente eficiente. Houve reduções no pH e na concentração de oxigênio e aumento no consumo de oxigênio na saída do canal de drenagem da fazenda. Além disso, foi observada alteração na estrutura da macrofauna no ambiente adjacente ao cultivo. Ocorreu redução das espécies mais sensíveis a distúrbios Nephtys fluviatilis e Heleobia australis e flutuações na abundância de Kalliapseudes schubartii.The increase in aquaculture activity in costal areas has raisedconcerns about the discharge of effluents in the aquatic environment. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of effluents from the cultivation in Patos Lagoon – Brazil, using benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators. This research was conducted in a farm of Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp. Water parameters such as pH, diluted oxygen, oxygen consumption and total suspended solids were checked every 15 days. The sampling sites were a controlled region, the farm outflow channel and the settling ponds. The sediment for analysis of the benthic was sampled in the farm

  11. Riparian leaf litter processing by benthic macroinvertebrates in a woodland stream of central Chile Procesamiento de detritus ripariano por macroinvertebrados bentónicos en un estero boscoso de Chile central

    CLAUDIO VALDOVINOS

    2001-06-01

    un importante impacto sobre las características energéticas de las comunidades fluviales de Chile central. Actualmente, los bosques exóticos existentes en esta área están compuestos principalmente por Pinus radiata (D. Don (pino insigne, llegando a cerca. del 80 % de las más de 1.800.000 ha de plantaciones forestales. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el efecto de camadas de hojas de una especie nativa dominante (Nothofagus pumilio y una especie exótica (P. radiata sobre el procesamiento de detritus realizado por macroinvertebrados bentónicos, en una cuenca experimental de Chile central (estero Rucúe; 36° 20' 00" S, 71° 47'40" O. Los resultados muestran que las tasas de procesamiento de los paquetes de hojas de la especie nativa son superiores a la exótica, sugiriendo que la sustitución de la flora nativa caducifolia por coníferas exóticas tiene un importante impacto sobre los componentes energéticos de los ecosistemas fluviales de Chile central. Los coeficientes de pérdida (k fueron 0,0072 para N. pumilio y 0,0027 para P. radiata. La abundancia y biomasa de fragmentadores por gramo de paquete de hojas explican las diferencias en las tasas de procesamiento de hojas, especialmente dos plecópteros Gripopterygidae, Limnoperla jaffueli y Antarctoperla michaelseni

  12. Caracterización del metabolismo y de la ofrerta de recursos de materia orgánica para los macroinvertebrados bentónicos en una quebrada de montaña de primer orden

    Ospina Rodulfo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron medidas de la actividad metabólica de los substratos del bentos en la quebrada La Vieja, Bogotá,
    Colombia. Los datos de metabolismo se extrapolaron a un tramo, con el fin de confrontar estos resultados, con los supuestos del concepto del continuo del río (CCR para cabeceras. Se obtuvo un factor de corrección para hallar una equivalencia entre el área muestreada y el área real disponible para la actividad microbiana. A una escala de substrato, el epiliton y el musgo mostraron una relación P/R >1, mientras que a la escala de tramo, la relación P/R fue <1 cumpliendo el supuesto del CCR, para las cabeceras de los ríos. Se analizó el efecto de la velocidad de corte sobre la actividad metabólica de cinco substratos. Los resultados sugieren que existe una disminución de la productividad y la relación P/R, provocada al parecer por el efecto abrasivo de la velocidad de corte sobre las biopelículas de los substratos. La respiración no mostró cambios cuando la velocidad de corte fue incrementada. Se estimó la acumulación de las fracciones de Materia Orgánica Gruesa y Materia Orgánica Fina. La oferta de ambas fracciones de materia orgánica fue comparada con los Grupos Funcionales de macroinvertebrados bentónicos. Los resultados mostraron que la hojarasca no tiene una
    cobertura extensa y que normalmente es movilizada y compactada, ocupando un área menor o igual que la
    de otros substratos. Se analizó la relación entre los Grupos Funcionales de macroinvertebrados y la oferta de materia orgánica. Se presenta una tipología para los segmentos de ríos en Cundinamarca, Colombia. La tipología esta basada en dos descriptores adimensionales que estiman la estabilidad estructural y la actividad metabólica, en cada segmento de río obtenido por la intersección de las capas temáticas. La ponderación de cada capa fue obtenida a partir del valor absoluto porcentual de los coeficientes del primer componente en un

  13. Macroinvertebrados bentónicos como indicadores de calidad de agua de ríos del sur de Chile Benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality of southern Chile rivers

    RICARDO FIGUEROA

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available La Cuenca Hidrográfica del Río Damas (40°39' S, 72°23' O, presenta una intensa actividad agrícola y ganadera en un 78,2 % de su superficie, lo cual se ha traducido en importantes aportes de nutrientes al ecosistema acuático. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron: (a analizar la distribución espacial de la macrofauna bentónica en la cuenca y (b determinar la viabilidad de utilizar el Índice Biótico de Familias (IBF para evaluación de la calidad de las aguas. Los muestreos se realizaron en enero de 1998 con una red Surber (0,09 m², en 15 sitios distribuidos en el curso principal y sus tributarios. Se registró un total de 77 taxa, siendo los grupos más diversos Plecoptera (16 %, Trichoptera (16 %, Diptera (14 % y Ephemeroptera (12 %. Se observó una marcada tendencia a la disminución de riqueza específica desde la cabecera de la cuenca hacia aguas abajo. Las abundancias, biomasas y el IBF, presentaron una tendencia inversa a la riqueza específica. IBF se correlacionó significativa y positivamente con el fósforo total (r² = 0,71, temperatura (r² = 0,66, nitrito (r² = 0,56, conductividad eléctrica (r² = 0,50, demanda biológica de oxígeno (r² = 0,46 y nitrógeno total (r² = 0,46, y negativamente con oxígeno disuelto (r² = 0,53, variables estrechamente asociadas al uso intensivo de fertilizantes en la cuenca. Los resultados sugieren que el IBF es un buen indicador de la calidad de las aguas de los ríos de cuencas agrícolas y ganaderas del sur de ChileThe Damas River Hydrographic Basin (40°39'S, 72°23' W presents an intense agricultural and cattle ranching activities in 78.2 % of its surface, which has resulted in important inputs of nutrients into the aquatic ecosystem. The objectives of this study were: (a to analyze the spatial distribution of the benthic macrofauna in the Damas basin, and (b to determine the feasibility of using the Families Biotic Index (FBI for the evaluation of water quality. The samplings were

  14. Choosing the best non-parametric richness estimator for benthic macroinvertebrates databases Eligiendo el mejor estimador no paramétrico para calcular riqueza en bases de datos de macroinvertebrados bentónicos

    Carola V. Basualdo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Non-parametric estimators allow to compare the estimates of richness among data sets from heterogeneous sources. However, since the estimator performance depends on the species-abundance distribution of the sample, preference for one or another is a difficult issue. The present study recovers and revalues some criteria already present in the literature in order to choose the most suitable estimator for streams macroinvertebrates, and provides some tools to apply them. Two abundance and four incidence estimators were applied to a regional database at family and genus level. They were evaluated under four criteria: sub-sample size required to estimate the observed richness; constancy of the sub-sample size; lack of erratic behavior and similarity in curve shape through different data sets. Among incidence estimators, Jack1 had the best performance. Between abundance estimators, ACE was the best when the observed richness was small and Chao1 when the observed richness was high. The uniformity of curves shapes allowed to describe the general sequences of curves behavior that could act as references to compare estimations of small databases and to infer the possible behavior of the curve (i.e the expected richness if the sample were larger. These results can be very useful for environmental management, and update the state of knowledge of regional macroinvertebrates.Los estimadores no paramétricos permiten comparar la riqueza estimada de conjuntos de datos de origen diverso. Empero, como su comportamiento depende de la distribución de abundancia del conjunto de datos, la preferencia por alguno representa una decisión difícil. Este trabajo rescata algunos criterios presentes en la literatura para elegir el estimador más adecuado para macroinvertebrados bentónicos de ríos y ofrece algunas herramientas para su aplicación. Cuatro estimadores de incidencia y dos de abundancia se aplicaron a un inventario regional a nivel de familia y género. Para

  15. Zoogeografía de macroinvertebrados bentónicos de la costa de Chile: contribución para la conservación marina Zoogeography of benthic macroinvertebrates of the Chilean coast: contribution for marine conservation

    DOMINGO A. LANCELLOTTI

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available La diversidad de macroinvertebrados marinos ha recibido una atención creciente, no obstante, con un escaso tratamiento en el contexto biogeográfico. Este estudio analiza los registros de 1.601 especies de macroinvertebrados bentónicos pertenecientes a: Demospongiae, Anthozoa, Polychaeta, Mollusca, Crustacea, Echinodermata y Ascideacea, agrupados en 10 zonas y tratados desde una perspectiva zoogeográfica. Mollusca (611 especies, Polychaeta (403 y Crustacea (370 corresponden a los grupos mejor representados a lo largo de la costa chilena, determinantes en el patrón global de la biodiversidad. Este aumenta suavemente de norte a sur, interrumpido por máximos que sugieren esfuerzos diferenciales de estudio más que un comportamiento natural de la biodiversidad. El grado de agrupamiento entre las zonas muestra las tres unidades biogeográficas definidas recientemente por Lancellotti & Vásquez. Este arreglo, que representa lo exhibido por los grupos más diversos, se ve alterado en los grupos menos representados donde las diferencias obedecen al patrón de afinidades mostradas por las zonas comprendidas dentro de la Región Templada Transicional. El quiebre zoogeográfico alrededor de los 41º S, sugerido largamente en la literatura, sólo ocurre en Echinodermata y Demospongiae, evidenciando en los otros taxa la existencia de un área de transición entre los 35º y 48º S, caracterizada por un reemplazo gradual de especies. Dentro de las regiones la biodiversidad muestra homogeneidad, contrario al endemismo, el que alcanza un máximo de 52% en la Región Templada Fría y que parece ser consecuencia del alto número de especies con registros únicos (38,2% de especies citadas para una sóla zona. Esto sugiere un desconocimiento de los macroinvertebrados chilenos (distribución y diversidad, sobrestimando el endemismo regional y distorsionando los patrones locales de biodiversidadThe diversity of marine macroinvertebrates has received increasing

  16. Mixed lubrication analysis for spherical valve plate in piston rod driving type bent-axial-type axial piston pump. 1st Report. Mathematical model; Rod kudo hoshiki shajikushiki piston pump ni okeru kyumen benban no kongo junkatsu kaiseki. 1. Sugaku model

    Tanaka, K. [Fukui National College of Technology, Fukui (Japan); Kyogoku, K.; Momozono, S.; Nakahara, T. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-06-25

    In order to investigate lubrication characteristics between rotor and spherical valve plate, a mathematical model of rotor motion has been presented for a piston rod driving type bent-axis-type axial piston pump. The forces and the moments acting on the rotor through the piston rod have been derived from geometric analysis of rotor driving mechanism with the piston rod. An analysis model on mixed lubrication between the rotor and the spherical valve plate has been shown using Average-Flow-Model by Patir-Cheng and the contact theory by Greenwood-Tripp, respectively. In addition, bearing part between the rotor and shaft, supporting element of the rotor, has been regarded as squeeze film bearing. The simulation for the lubrication characteristics, such as minimum film thickness, its occurring position and friction loss between the rotor and the spherical valve plate, will be demonstrated in the paper, part 2. (author)

  17. Mixed lubrication analysis for spherical valve plate in piston rod driving type bent-axial-type axial piston pump. 2nd Report. Numerical calculation results; Rod kudo hoshiki shajikushiki piston pump ni okeru kyumen benban no kongo junkatsu kaiseki. 2. Suchi keisan kekka

    Tanaka, K. [Fukui National College of Technology, Fukui (Japan); Kyogoku, K.; Momozono, S.; Nakahara, T. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-06-25

    The paper, part 1, has proposed a mathematical model of rotor motion for piston rod driving type bent-axis-type axial piston pump in order to study lubrication characteristics between rotor and spherical valve plate. The numerical calculations have been carried out under operating conditions and specifications. The calculation results have been compared with experimental ones given by previous papers. It is found that (1) the rotor moves to delivery area and its axis tilts to one with its rotation, (2) film thickness between the rotor and the spherical valve plate minimizes at inside sealing part and the center of fluctuation locates near neutral point of the delivery area, and (3) the minimum film thickness and friction moment are greatly influenced by rotational speed, viscosity and dimension of sealing part on the spherical valve plate. (author)

  18. Influence of bauxite tailings on the structure of the benthic macroinvertebrate community in an Amazonian Lake (Lago Batata, Pará - Brazil Influência do rejeito de bauxita sobre a estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em um lago amazônico (Lago Batata, Pará, Brasil

    J. J. L. FONSECA

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available This research was developed between 1993 and 1996, aiming to study the structure of the benthic macroinvertebrate community, relating it to some abiotic variables, in an amazonian lake (lago Batata, that received for ten years a great amount of bauxite tailings. The benthic macroinvertebrates were collected with a core and the abiotic variables that were measured were: dissolved oxygen, suspended material, depth, transparency (secchi disc, temperature of the water column and total nitrogen, available phosphorus and organic matter in the sediment. With the use of a Principal Components Analysis (PCA, we were able to show that the sampling sites differed regarding the abiotic variables, especially total-N, available-P and organic matter in the sediment, all of which were found in greater concentrations in the natural areas. The PCA concerning the benthic macroinvertebrate community also distinguished the natural sites from the impacted one. The impacted site was positively grouped with the Ephemeroptera (Campsurus sp. and the natural sites were grouped together with the Chironomidae, Chaoboridae, Oligochaeta and Bivalvia. The results achieved in this research made clear that the sites under influence of the bauxite tailings had alterations of their abiotic characteristics and of their benthic macroinvertebrate structure.Esta pesquisa foi desenvolvida entre 1993 e 1996 com o objetivo de estudar a estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos, relacionando-a a algumas variáveis abióticas, em um lago amazônico (lago Batata, que recebeu durante dez anos rejeito de bauxita. Os macroinvertebrados bentônicos foram coletados com um coletor tipo core e as variáveis abióticas medidas foram: oxigênio dissolvido, material em suspensão, profundidade, transparência (disco de secchi, temperatura da coluna d’água e nitrogênio total, fósforo disponível e matéria orgânica do sedimento. A partir da aplicação da Análise de Componentes

  19. Controlling factors of benthic macroinvertebrates distribution in a small tropical pond, lateral to the Paranapanema River (São Paulo, Brazil Macroinvertebrados bentônicos e fatores controladores de sua distribuição em uma pequena lagoa tropical adjacente ao rio Paranapanema (São Paulo, Brasil

    Erika Mayumi Shimabukuro

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The aim of the present study was to examine the benthic fauna in a marginal pond lateral to the Paranapanema River and to identify the main controlling factors of its distribution. Considering the small size of the lacustrine ecosystem, we expected that seasonal variations of the benthic community attributes are more important than spatial variations; METHODS: Two samplings, one in March and another in August, were carried out at nine sites in the pond. Sediment samples were obtained through a Van Veen grab for invertebrate sorting, granulometric analysis, and for quantification of organic matter in sediment. Other abiotic factors were measured, such as water transparency, dissolved oxygen, pH, electric conductivity, temperature, and depth of sediment sampling sites. Regarding the comparative analysis at spatial scale, no significant variations in density of the benthic invertebrate community were found. RESULTS: In relation to the studied abiotic factors, only depth presented significant differences among sampling sites; All the measured environmental parameters presented significant differences among sampling months, except depth and the physical and chemical characteristics of the sediment. The abundance of Chaoboridae and Chironomidae was the unique attribute with a significant difference in comparing the two months. A higher abundance of taxa occurred in August, especially for Oligochaeta, Nematoda, Chaoboridae, and Chironomidae; CONCLUSIONS: Because of the low structural complexity of the studied pond, we concluded that the changes in benthic macroinvertebrate community attributes were mainly due to seasonal effects.OBJETIVO: O presente estudo tem por objetivo examinar a fauna bentônica em lagoa marginal ao rio Paranapanema e os principais fatores reguladores da sua distribuição. Devido ao pequeno tamanho do ambiente lacustre, procurou-se mostrar que as variações sazonais dos atributos da comunidade bentônica são mais

  20. Caracterización preliminar de los invertebrados bentónicos capturados accidentalmente en la pesca de camarones en el norte del estado de Río de Janeiro, sudeste de Brasil Preliminary characterization of benthic invertebrates caught as by-catch in the shrimp fishery in the north of the Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil

    Igor David da Costa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Para caracterizar la biodiversidad de invertebrados bentónicos que componen la fauna asociada a la pesca de camarones en el puerto del Farol de Sao Thomé, costa norte del estado de Río de Janeiro, se realizaron 11 pescas mensuales en el año 2004 con redes de arrastre de fondo, cuya área de operaciones comprende 3-5 mn desde la línea de costa, entre 22°00'S y 22°20'S. Los datos registrados de cada taxon y/o especie se refieren a la frecuencia de ocurrencia, frecuencia numérica, biomasa, índice de Importancia Relativa y abundancia. En total se registraron 27 especies de invertebrados bentónicos de Porifera, Cnidaria, Mollusca, Annelida, Crustácea, Echinodermata y Bryozoa. Crustácea fue el más representativo, tanto en número de ejemplares de Petrochirus diogenes, Hepatus pudibundus y Callinectes ornatos, como en biomasa de P. diogenes y H. pudibundas. En términos de frecuencia de ocurrencia en los muéstreos, 11 especies (40,7% fueron constantes; 6 (22,2% accesorias y 10 (37,0% accidentales.In order to characterize the biodiversity of the benthic invertebrate by-catch associated with the shrimp fishery at Farol de Sao Thome harbor, northern Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, in 2004, 11 monthly trawls were conducted using bottom trawl nets between 22°00'S and 22°20'S and from 3 to 5 nm from the shoreline. The analyzed data for each talon and/or species include frequency of occurrence, numeric frequency, biomass, index of Relative Importance, and abundance. In total, 27 benthic invertebrate species were recorded, including Peripheral, Cnidarians, Mollusk, Annelid, Crustacea, Echinodermata, and Bryozoa. The most representative group was Crustacea, both in number of specimens (Petrochirus diogenes, Hepatus pudibundus, Callinectes ornatus and in biomass (P. diogenes, H. pudibundus. In terms of the frequency of occurrence in the samples, 11 species (40.7% were constant, 6 species (22.2% were accessories, and 10 species (37.0% were by-catch.

  1. Size structure of a heavily fished benthic/demersal community by shrimp trawling in the Colombian Caribbean Sea Estructura de tamaños de una comunidad bentónica/demersal fuertemente impactada por la pesca de arrastre camaronero en el Mar Caribe de Colombia

    Paúl Gómez-Canchong

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The benthic and demersal communities in the Colombian Caribbean Sea (CCS are heavily fished by the shrimp trawling fishery, which presents very high discard levels. Here, we conducted an analysis of the size structure of these benthic and demersal communities in the northern and southern zones of the CCS. Sampling was conducted onboard shrimp trawlers throughout an entire year. No significant differences were found in the size distributions of the two zones, among sites within southern ecoregions, or among the analyzed cruises. This homogeneity in size structure is remarkable since the zones analyzed possess very different species compositions and environmental conditions. The observed size structures were adequately described by non-linear distributions rather than the traditionally employed linear normalized biomass size spectra. It is hypothesized that the non-linearity is due to the effect of fishing and particularly, of discarding. This study emphasizes the need for a greater understanding of the impacts that trawl fishing has on community size structure and the applicability of this knowledge towards fishery resource management in ecosystems with high diversity.Las comunidades bentónico-demersales en el Mar Caribe de Colombia (MCC son fuertemente explotadas por la pesca de arrastre camaronero, presentando niveles de descarte muy altos. Se efectuó un análisis de la estructura de tamaños de estas comunidades bentónico-demersales en las zonas norte y sur del MCC. Se realizaron muéstreos a bordo de las embarcaciones de arrastre de camarón a lo largo de un año. No se encontraron diferencias significativas entre las distribuciones de tamaños de las diferentes zonas, ecorregiones de la zona sur y cruceros analizados. Esta homogeneidad en la estructura de tamaños es destacable ya que las areas analizadas difieren en composición de especies y condiciones medioambientales. Las estructuras de tamaño observadas, fueron descritas

  2. Influence of environmental factors on benthic macroinvertebrate communities of urban streams in Vereda habitats, Central Brazil Influência de variáveis ambientais na comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos de córregos urbanos de Veredas, Brasil Central

    Renata de Moura Guimaraes Souto

    2011-09-01

    integridade do habitat nas comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentônicos têm aumentado nos anos recentes, entretanto, não há estudos avaliando a influência da urbanização nas comunidades de macroinvertebrados em córregos de veredas. Assim, ampliar o conhecimento da relação entre as variáveis abióticas e fauna bentônica é muito importante para a compreensão do funcionamento dos processos ecológicos e da integridade dos ecossistemas aquáticos. Este estudo investigou a influência de variáveis físicas e químicas nas comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentônicos ao longo de um gradiente de distúrbios antrópicos em quatro córregos de Vereda em Uberlândia (MG; um em uma área preservada e três na área urbana MÉTODOS: as amostras foram coletadas nas estações seca e chuvosa RESULTADOS: A análise de componentes principais separou o córrego da área preservada daqueles da área urbana por apresentar menores valores de DBO, DQO, tamanho do sedimento, condutividade, detergentes, pH, sólidos depositáveis e sólidos totais dissolvidos. Grupos sensíveis à poluição (e.g., Ephemeroptera e Trichoptera foram associados ao córrego da área preservada e grupos mais tolerantes (Chironomidae e Oligochaeta tiveram maior abundância nos córregos da área urbana. A Análise de Correspondência Canônica indicou que oxigênio dissolvido, condutividade, DBO, óleos e graxas e turbidez explicaram 56% da variação na distribuição e abundância de macroinvertebrados; CONCLUSÕES: comunidades bentônicas de córregos de Vereda em áreas urbanas no Bioma Cerrado parecem ser altamente afetadas pelas atividades humanas que aumentam a poluição orgânica da água e a sedimentação.

  3. Poliquetos bentónicos submareales de fondos blandos de la región de Aysén, Chile: Clado Phyllodocida (Annelida, Polychaeta Benthic subtidal polychaetes on soft bottoms of the Aysén region of Chile: Clade Phyllodocida (Annelida, Polychaeta

    Nicolás Rozbaczylo

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados del análisis taxonómico de los poliquetos bentónicos submareales del clado Phyllodocida obtenidos durante los cruceros de investigación Cimar-7 y Cimar-8 Fiordos. Se incluye sinonimia, distribución, observaciones morfológicas e ilustraciones de cada especie. Las muestras fueron obtenidas en la región de Aysén, Pacífico suroriental frente a Chile, en fondos de limo-arcilla, mediante una rastra Agassiz entre 20 y 444 m de profundidad. Se recolectó un total de 119 ejemplares de poliquetos del clado Phyllodocida pertenecientes a 15 especies agrupadas en 12 géneros y seis familias. Adicionalmente, se encontró en las muestras un trozo de un ejemplar de la familia Syllidae, el que fue incluido solamente como información de registro taxonómico. Se determinó un total de siete especies de Polynoidae (46,7% de abundancia en las muestras, cuatro especies de Nereididae (26,7%, y una de Aphroditidae, Glyceridae, Nephtyidae y Sigalionidae (6,7%, respectivamente. Durante el crucero Cimar-7, se recolectó un total de 67 ejemplares de poliquetos, destacándose el Sigalionidae, Leanira quatrefagesi (Kinberg con una abundancia del 29,9%. En el crucero Cimar-8, se recolectaron 52 poliquetos, destacándose nuevamente Leanira quatrefagesi con un 42,3%, seguido del Polynoidae Harmothoe spinosa (Kinberg con un 40,4%. Estos hallazgos permiten aumentar a 66 las especies de poliquetos bentónicos submareales registrados en la región de AysénResults from a taxonomic analysis of benthic polychaetes of the clade Phyllodocida, obtained during the Cimar-7 and Cimar-8 Fjords research cruises are presented. Synonymy, distribution, morphological remarks, and illustrations for each species are included. The samples were obtained in the region of Aysén, on the southern coast of Chile, from silt-clay bottoms using an Agassiz trawl between 20 and 444 m depth. A total of 119 specimens of polychaetes from the clade Phyllodocida were

  4. Variabilidade diária da zonação da macrofauna bentônica em praias arenosas do litoral norte do Rio Grande do Sul Daily zonation variation of sandy beach benthic macrofauna in north coast of the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Frederico Monteiro Neves

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é verificar a variação diária da zonação da macrofauna bentônica nas praias de Tramandaí, Harmonia e Jardim do Éden, Rio Grande do Sul. As coletas foram feitas ao longo de cinco dias consecutivos, utilizando-se um tubo de PVC de 20 cm de diâmetro. Foram demarcadas três transversais distantes 50 m uma da outra, com 4 estações de coleta e três amostras cada. As estações se estenderam desde 8 m acima do limite superior da zona de varrido (definida a cada dia até 1 m de profundidade. Também foram coletados diariamente dados dos perfis topográficos de cada praia. Os resultados mostraram que a macrofauna bentônica apresenta um padrão de zonação regular ao longo dos dias. O intermareal foi marcado pela presença do isópode Excirolana armata (Dana, 1853 e do poliqueta Euzonus furciferus (Ehlers, 1897. A zona de varrido apresentou grande abundância do caranguejo hipídeo Emerita brasiliensis (Schmitt, 1935, do bivalvo Donax hanleyanus (Philippi, 1842 e do poliqueto Scolelepis gaucha (Orensanz & Gianuca, 1974. As zonas de "surf" e arrebentação interna não apresentaram diferenças na composição de espécies, sendo dominantes os juvenis de D. hanleyanus, Mesodesma mactroides (Deshayes, 1854, o anfípode Phoxocephalopsis zimmeri (Schellenberg, 1931, o poliqueto Hemipodus olivieri (Orensanz & Gianuca, 1974, além do bivalve Donax gemmula (Morrison, 1971. Os resultados indicaram que, apesar do padrão de zonação da macrofauna ter sido regular ao longo do estudo, algumas mudanças na posição vertical das espécies foram observadas, principalmente em função da variação da zona de varrido.This work verified the daily zonation of benthic macrofauna in Tramandaí, Harmonia and Jardim do Éden beaches, north coast of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, for five consecutive days. Biological data were collected with a PVC core (20 cm diameter along three transects distant 50 m of each other

  5. Distribución latitudinal de foraminíferos bentónicos (Protozoa: Foraminiferida a nivel de subórdenes y familias, en canales y fiordos patagónicos chilenos Latitudinal distribution of suborder and family levels of benthic foraminifers (Protozoa: Foraminiferida, in Chilean Patagonian channels and fjords

    Tatiana Hromic

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó la distribución de los foraminíferos bentónicos a nivel de suborden y familia entre los 43º y 55ºS en la zona de canales y fiordos patagónicos. Se revisaron 106 muestras recolectadas en la plataforma continental (50-300 m, durante las expediciones Cimar Fiordos 2, 3, 7 y 8. Se recolectaron 50.480 ejemplares, que fueron clasificados en 5 subórdenes, 46 familias y 228 especies. Tanto el número de subórdenes como de familias, así como el número de familias por suborden, no mostraron variación de acuerdo al gradiente latitudinal. De igual modo ni el número de ejemplares por suborden ni por familia fluctuó en función del gradiente latitudinal. Las mayores variaciones se observaron en la latitud 44ºS (canales Baeza y Memory y entre 46º y 48ºS (esteros Steffen y Mitchell, y canal Escape, con disminución drástica de todos los parámetros analizados (número de subórdenes, abundancia total, diversidad. Ello sugiere que procesos locales, como el flujo de masas de agua podría estar controlando la distribuciónThe latitudinal distribution of benthic foraminifers is studied at the levels of suborder and family. 106 samples were collected on the continental shelf (50-300 m between 43ºS and 55ºS in the area of channels and fjords, eastern South Pacific, during Cimar Fiordos Expeditions 2, 3, 7 and 8. The foraminifers (50,480 specimens were classified in 5 suborders, 46 families and 228 species. The number of suborders, families, and the families by suborder do not depend on the latitudinal gradient. Likewise, abundance at the suborder and family levels does not fluctuate with latitude. A major change was observed at 44ºS (Baeza and Memory channels, where the number and abundance of suborders and families, species richness, and diversity decreased drastically. The same occurred between 46º and 48º S (Steffen and Mitchell estuaries and Escape channel. This may suggest that local events, such as oceanic currents, could be

  6. Deformation and strength of a cyclically bent threaded connection

    Juchnevičius, Žilvinas

    2012-01-01

    Industry equipment such as pressure vessels, mining equipment, heat exchang-ers, steam generators and other structures are provided with bolted closures for the purpose of in-service inspection and maintenance of internal components. Threaded connections often experience variable cyclic loads due to temperature, inner pressure and variation in the deformation of connection fittings. Often, studs and screws are not only affected by an axial load, but also by bending moments. More sophistic...

  7. Experimental evidence of planar channeling in a periodically bent crystal

    Bagli, E; Bellucci, V; Berra, E; Camattari, R; De Salvador, D; Germogli, G; Guidi, V; Lanzoni, L; Lietti, D; Mazzolari, A; Prest, M; Tikhomirov, V V; Vallazza, E

    2014-01-01

    The usage of a Crystalline Undulator (CU) has been identified as a promising solution for generating powerful and monochromatic $\\gamma$-rays. A CU was fabricated at SSL through the grooving method, i.e., by the manufacturing of a series of periodical grooves on the major surfaces of a crystal. The CU was extensively characterized both morphologically via optical interferometry at SSL and structurally via X-ray diffraction at ESRF. Then, it was finally tested for channeling with a 400 GeV/c proton beam at CERN. The experimental results were compared to Monte Carlo simulations. Evidence of planar channeling in the CU was firmly observed. Finally, the emission spectrum of the positron beam interacting with the CU was simulated for possible usage in currently existing facilities.

  8. FERMILAB: Tevatron upgrade; Magnetic precession in bent crystals

    The Fermilab accelerator complex is in the middle of a major upgrade to increase the luminosity beyond the original design goal. During Phase I of this upgrade, there have been major modifications to the Tevatron. These modifications were commissioned at the start of the latest collider run and include the installation of electrostatic separators to separate the orbits of the stored beams and new low beta insertions to squeeze the colliding proton and antiproton beams at both experiment interaction regions. These modifications have already enabled the Tevatron to achieve a record peak luminosity of 6.93 x 1030 per sq cm per s and a record weekly integrated luminosity of 1060 inverse nanobarns. The peak goal for the present run of 5.0 x 1030 has already been exceeded

  9. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Tract and Boundary Data

    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — These ESRI shape files are of National Park Service tract and boundary data that was created by the Land Resources Division. Tracts are numbered and created by the...

  10. Rupture and recoil of bent-core liquid crystal filaments.

    Salili, S M; Ostapenko, T; Kress, O; Bailey, C; Weissflog, W; Harth, K; Eremin, A; Stannarius, R; Jákli, A

    2016-05-25

    The recoil process of free-standing liquid crystal filaments is investigated experimentally and theoretically. We focus on two aspects, the contraction speed of the filament and a spontaneously formed undulation instability. At the moment of rupture, the filaments buckle similarly to the classical Euler buckling of elastic rods. The tip velocity decays with decreasing filament length. The wavelength of buckling affinely decreases with the retracting filament tip. The energy gain related to the decrease of the total length and surface area of the filaments is mainly dissipated by layer rearrangements during thickening of the fibre. A flow back into the meniscus is relevant only in the final stage of the recoil process. We introduce a model for the quantitative description of the filament retraction speed. The dynamics of this recoil behaviour may find relevance as a model for biology-related filaments. PMID:27140824

  11. Highly buoyant bent-over plumes in a boundary layer

    Tohidi, Ali; Kaye, Nigel B.

    2016-04-01

    Highly buoyant plumes, such as wildfire plumes, in low to moderate wind speeds have initial trajectories that are steeper than many industrial waste plumes. They will rise further into the atmosphere before bending significantly. In such cases the plume's trajectory will be influenced by the vertical variation in horizontal velocity of the atmospheric boundary layer. This paper examined the behavior of a plume in an unstratified environment with a power-law ambient velocity profile. Examination of previously published experimental measurements of plume trajectory show that inclusion of the boundary layer velocity profile in the plume model often provides better predictions of the plume trajectory compared to algebraic expressions developed for uniform flow plumes. However, there are many cases in which uniform velocity profile algebraic expressions are as good as boundary layer models. It is shown that it is only important to model the role of the atmospheric boundary layer velocity profile in cases where either the momentum length (square root of source momentum flux divided by the reference wind speed) or buoyancy length (buoyancy flux divided by the reference wind speed cubed) is significantly greater than the plume release height within the boundary layer. This criteria is rarely met with industrial waste plumes, but it is important in modeling wildfire plumes.

  12. Gap asymptotics in a weakly bent leaky quantum wire

    Exner, Pavel; Kondej, S.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 48, č. 49 (2015), s. 495301. ISSN 1751-8113 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-06818S Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : singular Schroedinger operators * delta interaction * leaky quantum wires * weak perturbation * asymptotic expansion Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics Impact factor: 1.583, year: 2014

  13. Civil Affairs Authorities Bent on Protecting People s Basic Rights

    2010-01-01

    In response to the global financial crisis,China's civil affairs au-thorities redoubled their effort in 2009 to improve the livelihood of the Chinese people and protect their basic rights and interests under the constitutional principle of respectingand protecting human rights.

  14. Double bent duct streaming experiment and the analysis

    Analyses of the experiment were carried out with the continuous energy Monte Carlo codes MCNP-4C[4], which had been used for miscellaneous radiation shielding calculations in the design of ITER/EDA. The aim of the analyses was to study the dogleg duct streaming effect on the local nuclear responses, and demonstrate the capability of the Monte Carlo transport calculations in the design of the fusion reactor shielding. Two sets of nuclear data FENDL/2 [5] and JENDL-3.3[6] were employed for the study. This report describes the experimental procedures, the measured data and the results of the analysis. (author)

  15. Bent beams and the overall size of extragalactic radio sources

    It is stated that in a small sample of extragalactic radio sources, curvature is found to be a common feature in bright radio components coincident with quasi-stellar objects. In 3C273 and 3C345 the curvature is smooth between the nuclear ( 1 sec) regions. This contrasts sharply with objects having comparatively faint central radio components, which are often well aligned with the extended features. (author)

  16. Estimates of dispersive effects in a bent NLC Main Linac

    Michael Syphers and Leo Michelotti

    2000-10-31

    An alternative being considered for the Next Linear Collider (NLC) is not to tunnel in a straight line but to bend the Main Linac into an arc so as to follow a gravitational equipotential. The authors begin here an examination of the effects that this would have on vertical dispersion, with its attendant consequences on synchrotron radiation and emittance growth by looking at two scenarios: a gentle continuous bending of the beam to follow an equipotential surface, and an introduction of sharp bends at a few sites in the linac so as to reduce the maximum sagitta produced.

  17. An elastically Bent silicon monochromator for a neutron diffractometer

    Tanaka, I.; Niimura, N.; Mikula, Pavol

    1999-01-01

    Roč. 32, - (1999), s. 525-529. ISSN 0021-8898 R&D Projects: GA ČR GV202/97/K038; GA AV ČR KSK1048601 Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders Impact factor: 1.901, year: 1999

  18. Exact equivalent straight waveguide model for bent and twisted waveguides

    Shyroki, Dzmitry

    2008-01-01

    Exact equivalent straight waveguide representation is given for a waveguide of arbitrary curvature and torsion. No assumptions regarding refractive index contrast, isotropy of materials, or particular morphology in the waveguide cross section are made. This enables rigorous full-vector modeling o...

  19. Experimental study of capsule flow in bent and inclined pipeline

    Vlasák, Pavel; Berman, V.; Kril, S.

    Delft: The Matherlands TRAIL Research School, 2000, s. 1-20. ISBN 90-5584-044-0. [ISUFT 2000 - International Symposium - Underground Freight Transportation. Delft (NL), 28.09.2000-29.09.2000] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2060917 Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics

  20. Bent函数的构造%Construction of Bent Functions

    何军; 张建中

    2004-01-01

    文献给出了一类布尔函数的 Walsh谱分解式,并由此分解式构造出了大量的 Bent函数.本文在相关文献的基础上,继续给出一类布尔函数的 Walsh谱分解式,利用谱分解式给出了 Bent函数的另几种构造方法.

  1. Bent Hallers forfatterskab - et forløb om fortolkning

    Østergren-Olsen, Dorte; Arne-Hansen, Susanne

    2015-01-01

    I antologien sættes begrebet undervisningsdifferentiering ind i skolens aktuelle kontekst. Bogen er formidling af et forskningsprojekt ledet af professor Susan Tetler. Bidraget har fokus på undervisningsdifferentiering i danskfaget på mellemtrinnet....

  2. Foraminíferos bentónicos aglutinados de los Depósitos turbidíticos. Área Nápoles, Sur de San Marcos de Tarrazú, Costa Rica Agglutinated foraminifera from turbiditic deposits, Nápoles Area, South of San Marcos, Tarrazú, Costa Rica

    Lolita Campos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En el sector de Nápoles, San Marcos de Tarrazú, situado dentro de una ancha faja estructural aún no completamente definida en el límite entre las cuencas sedimentarias de Valle Central y Térraba, la muestra LOR-10 brindó una asociación faunística de exclusivamente foraminíferos bentónicos. Como no fueron encontrados foraminíferos planctónicos no se pudieron realizar determinaciones bioestratigráficas. Del total de individuos identificados, estos corresponden a 3 subórdenes, 9 superfamilias y 33 especies. Con respecto al índice de diversidad de Shannon (H, para interpretaciones paleoecológicas el resultado fue de H=1.4, indicando condiciones de ciénagas y ambientes marginales marinos. Los foraminíferos bentónicos identificados hasta nivel de especie en la muestra, poseen rangos de existencia muy amplio señalando una zona que se extiende del Triásico al Reciente. Desde el punto de vista paleoecológico en relación con la salinidad, fueron determinados los siguientes porcentajes 53.3% de rotaliinos, 41.9% de texturaliinos y 2.2% de miliólidos, valores que son indicadores de ambientes de laguna salobre, estuario y plataforma, esta mezcla de fauna de ambientes distintos sugiere que se trata de un depósito alóctono retrabajado. La identificación de Portatrochammina sp. (4.3% que aparece entre los 500 y 2000 m, pero es abundante aproximadamente entre los 600 y 700 m y de Cibicides lobatulus (3.2% indicadora de la zona batial media superior (500-1500 m, confirman la interpretación del ambiente del depósito como un abanico submarino de talud del ámbito batial medio. Así mismo la preeminencia de los foraminíferos aglutinados sugiere un importante aporte de detrito hacia la cuenca. Por último, las cuencas estratificadas, frías, profundas, con altas tasas de sedimentación favorecen la preservación de las asociaciones de foraminíferos aglutinados sobre los carbonatadosIn the area of Napoles, South of San Marcos, Tarraz

  3. Constructing Bent Sequence from Given Bent Sequences%由已知Bent序列构造新的Bent序列

    常志文; 张杰; 李洪霞

    2010-01-01

    从Bent函数的序列表示出发,通过对Walsh-Hadamard矩阵性质的研究,得到了n阶Walsh-Hadamard矩阵Hn的每一行取反向及隔位取负仍为该矩阵的某行,任一行的奇数位项及偶数位项为n-1阶Walsh-Hadamard矩阵Hn-1的某行,由此给出了由两个已知Bent序列,通过不同的级联构造Bent序列的三种方法,并得到了由4个Bent序列级联而成的序列为Bent序列的充要条件为:该级联序列中的前两个序列及后两个序列的插位构成的序列为Bent序列.

  4. Los macroinvertebrados bentónicos de pozo azul (Cuenca del río Gaira, Colombia y su relación con la calidad del agua The Benthonic Macroinvertebrates of Pozo Azul (Gaira River Basin, Colombia and their Relationship with Water Quality

    Manjarrés-Hernández Ana

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available En julio de 2002 se realizó el estudio de algunos parámetros fisicoquímicos y la estructura de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados bentónicos asociados a cuatro coriotipos (piedra, hojarasca, sedimento y macrófitas en el sector de Pozo Azul sobre la cuenca del río Gaira (Magdalena, Colombia. Se discute la relación entre la estructura de la comunidad y la calidad del agua del sector. Los parámetros fisicoquímicos estuvieron determinados en gran medida por las características geográficas del sistema. El agua se caracterizó por estar saturada de oxígeno y por la ausencia de compuestos intermedios de la estabilización de la materia orgánica como nitritos y amonio. Se colectaron 588 individuos distribuidos en 11 órdenes y 38 familias. Los órdenes más representativos fueron Trichoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera y Ephemeroptera, siendo el último de ellos el más abundante. Las familias más representativas fueron Baetidae, Simullidae, Perlidae, Chironomidae e Hydropsychidae, en ese mismo orden de abundancia. Para la relación de la estructura de la comunidad con la calidad del agua se calculó el índice BMWP, adaptado por la Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, que estableció para este caso un agua de óptima calidad y oligosapróbita, según la ecología sapróbita, estado alcanzado luego de la estabilización frente a pequeñas alteraciones inducidas por las actividades del cultivo del café en la zona.On July 2002, a study of some physicochemical parameters and their relationship with the benthonic macroinvertebrates community structure on four coriotypes: stone, trash, silt and macrophytes, was carried out in Pozo Azul (Gaira River basin, Magdalena, Colombia. The physicochemical parameters were determined, to a considerable extent, by the geographic characteristics of the system. The water was found to be oxygen saturated, and intermediate compounds of the organic matter stabilization, such as nitrites and ammonium, there were

  5. A biodiversidade bentônica em lagoa marginal ao rio Paranapanema na zona de sua desembocadura, na represa de Jurumirim - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v28i4.166 The benthic biodiversity in a lake marginal to the Paranapanema river in its mouth zone into Jurumirim reservoir- DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.166

    Rosemary Cristina Souza Davanso

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo principal verificar a biodiversidade bentônica em áreas do fundo da lagoa do Coqueiral, zona de desembocadura do rio Paranapanema, na represa de Jurumirim, Estado de São Paulo. Foram selecionados dezoito pontos de amostragem, englobando áreas rasas e áreas profundas. As coletas foram feitas em intervalos trimestrais ao longo de um ano; também foram analisadas as variáveis físicas e químicas da água (nível, transparência, temperatura, oxigênio dissolvido, pH e condutividade elétrica. Amostras do sedimento, para análise da fauna e de fatores abióticos (granulometria e conteúdo orgânico, foram recolhidas em tréplicas, utilizando como coletor a draga de Petersen. O material foi triado e analisado sob microscópio estereoscópico. Contagem e identificação dos organismos foram realizadas, e densidade, abundância relativa, riqueza taxonômica e índice de dominância foram calculados. A análise revelou uma fauna com baixa diversidade e a dominância de Chironomidae e Ephemeroptera. Domínio de Ephemeroptera, constituído por Campsurus, ocorreu no período mais quente do ano e com baixa profundidade da lagoa. A distribuição dos organismos teve como principais fatores determinantes profundidade, transparência, pH e temperatura da água. Na comparação feita entre áreas rasas e profundas, foi observada uma menor densidade de organismos nas regiões profundas.Coqueiral lake is a marginal lake located at the southeast São Paulo State, in the mouth zone of the Paranapanema river into Jurumirim Reservoir and it has high connectivity with the Paranapanema river. This work aimed to verify the benthic biodiversity in areas of the lake bottom. 18 sampling sites in the lake were selected, including shallow and deep areas. The samples were taken every three months during one year. Physical and chemical water variables (level, transparency, dissolved oxygen, pH, and electric conductivity were

  6. Temporal and spatial variation of rocky shores intertidal benthic communities in Southeast Brazil Variação espaço-temporal das comunidades bentônicas do entremarés de costões rochosos no Sudeste do Brasil

    Gabriela C. Zamprogno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The relationships between environmental factors and temporal and spatial variations of benthic communities of three rocky shores of the state of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil, were studied. Sampling was conducted every three months, from August 2006 to May 2007, using intersection points. Chthamalus bisinuatus (Pilsbry, 1916 (Crustacea and Brachidontes spp. (Mollusca were the most abundant taxa, occupying the upper level of the intertidal zone of the rocky shore. The species richness was higher at the lower levels. The invasive species Isognomon bicolor (C. B. Adams, 1845 (Mollusca occurred at low densities in the studied areas. The clustering analysis dendrogram indicated a separation of communities based on exposed and sheltered areas. According to the variance analyses, the communities were significantly different among the studied areas and seasons. The extent of wave exposure and shore slope influenced the species variability. The Setibão site showed the highest diversity and richness, most likely due to greater wave exposure. The communities showed greater variation in the lower levels where environmental conditions were less severe, relative to the other levels.Foram realizadas amostragens das comunidades bentônicas de médiolitoral em três costões rochosos do estado do Espírito Santo com o objetivo de estudar a variação espaço-temporal, relacionando com os fatores abióticos. Efetuaram-se coletas trimestrais entre agosto de 2006 e maio de 2007, utilizando o método de pontos de interseção. Chthamalus bisinuatus Pilsbry, 1916 (Crustacea e Brachidontes spp. (Mollusca foram os táxons mais abundantes, ocupando os níveis superiores da zona entremarés dos costões. Nas zonas inferiores ocorreu um maior número de espécies. A espécie invasora Isognomon bicolor (C.B. Adams, 1845 (Mollusca ocorreu em baixa cobertura nas áreas estudadas. O dendrograma indicou a separação das amostras das áreas expostas e abrigadas. Segundo

  7. Macroalgas bentônicas associadas a bancos de Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen J.V. Lamour. (Rhodophyta - Gigartinales em duas praias do litoral baiano Macroalgae associated with banks of Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen J.V. Lamour. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales on two beaches on the coast of Bahia

    Iara Oliveira Costa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho caracteriza a estrutura e dinâmica das comunidades de macroalgas bentônicas associadas a populações de H. musciformis ocorrentes em formações recifais nas praias de Stella Maris (Salvador e Itacimirim (Camaçari. As coletas ocorreram entre agosto de 2007 e junho de 2008. As formações recifais foram divididas em compartimentos com base no hidrodinamismo. Utilizou-se três transectos em cada compartimento, onde foram dispostos cinco quadrados de 20 x 20 cm. Foram obtidos dados de riqueza, biomassa, percentual de importância (Pi%, diversidade (H' e equitabilidade (J'. Na área estudada ocorreram 60 espécies: 30 Rhodophyta, 20 Chlorophyta e 10 Ochrophyta; biomassa média de 136 g.m-² (peso seco; e índices médios de H' e J' de 2,7 e 0,97, respectivamente. Houve predominância das rodofíceas, tanto em riqueza específica quanto em valores de biomassa. Foi encontrada maior contribuição do grupo morfo-funcional de algas corticadas. Dentre a flora associada, Gelidiella acerosa, Sargassum cymosum e Palisada perforata apresentaram maiores valores de biomassa. O compartimento recifal mais representativo em riqueza específica e biomassa foi a região frontal do recife. As comunidades das praias estudadas foram consideradas distintas devido à fisionomia das formações recifais.This study characterized the structure and dynamics of macroalgae communities associated with benthic populations of H. musciformis occurring in reef formations on the beaches of Stella Maris (Salvador and Itacimirim (Camaçari, Bahia. The samples were collected between August 2007 and June 2008. The reef formations were divided into compartments based on hydrodynamics. Three transects where made for each compartment, and each of these had five quadrants of 20 x 20cm. Data about the richness, biomass, percentage of importance (Pi%, diversity (H' and evenness (J' was collected. The study recorded 60 species, 30 Rhodophyta, 20 Chlorophyta and 10 Ochrophyta

  8. Impacto dos efluentes de cultivo semi-intensivo de camarão sobre a fauna bentônica no sul do Brasil - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3601 Environmental impact of semi-intensive shrimp farming on benthic fauna in southern Brazil - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3601

    Wilson Wasielesky Junior

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O aumento dos cultivos em ambientes costeiros tem gerado preocupação a respeito do lançamento dos seus efluentes no ambiente aquático. Este estudo objetivou determinar o impacto dos efluentes de cultivos de camarões sobre a comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos no estuário da lagoa dos Patos-Brasil. Este trabalho foi realizado numa fazenda de cultivo de camarão Litopenaeus vannamei. Como parâmetros de qualidade de água, foram monitorados quinzenalmente pH, oxigênio dissolvido, consumo de oxigênio e sólidos suspensos totais, sendo os locais de amostragem uma região-controle, saída do canal de drenagem da fazenda e bacia de sedimentação. As coletas de sedimento para a análise macrobentônica foram realizadas na saída da fazenda e no controle, e realizou-se amostragem antes do início e quinzenalmente durante o cultivo. Os resultados mostram que a bacia de sedimentação neste cultivo é relativamente eficiente. Houve reduções no pH e na concentração de oxigênio e aumento no consumo de oxigênio na saída do canal de drenagem da fazenda. Além disso, foi observada alteração na estrutura da macrofauna no ambiente adjacente ao cultivo. Ocorreu redução das espécies mais sensíveis a distúrbios Nephtys fluviatilis e Heleobia australis e flutuações na abundância de Kalliapseudes schubartiiThe increase in aquaculture activity in costal areas has raised concerns about the discharge of effluents in the aquatic environment. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of effluents from the cultivation in Patos Lagoon – Brazil, using benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators. This research was conducted in a farm of Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp. Water parameters such as pH, diluted oxygen, oxygen consumption and total suspended solids were checked every 15 days. The sampling sites were a controlled region, the farm outflow channel and the settling ponds. The sediment for analysis of the benthic was sampled in the

  9. Ecological attributes of the benthic community and indices of water quality in urban, rural and preserved environments Atributos ecológicos da comunidade bentônica e índices de qualidade da água de ambientes urbanos, rurais e preservados

    Claudia Eiko Yoshida

    2012-01-01

    as alterações da paisagem dos riachos e de seu entorno com as mudanças na estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados desses ambientes; OBJETIVOS: O presente estudo teve como objetivos correlacionar as mudanças da paisagem com os atributos ecológicos da comunidade e índices de qualidade da água e, recomendar valores de condição referencial de integridade de riachos para a região de Jundiaí/SP; MÉTODOS: Foram amostradas a fauna bentônica de três riachos urbanos, três rurais e três preservados, com amostrador do tipo Surber, em julho de 2010. As características da paisagem foram avaliadas por meio da Diversidade de Habitat (DH; a comunidade, analisada quanto a S, N, J', H' e curvas de rarefação S e de dominância K e; a qualidade da água aferida pelos índices ICB Rio, BMWP-CETEC, ASPT e SOMI; RESULTADOS: A estrutura e a composição das comunidades variaram em função dos riachos e refletiram-se nos valores dos índices biológicos e de qualidade ambiental. As melhores condições foram encontradas nos riachos preservados, as intermediárias, nos riachos rurais e, as piores, nos urbanos. As significativas correlações (r > 0.73 e P < 0.05 entre o índice de diversidade de habitat (DH e os atributos ecológicos e de qualidade da água dos riachos de Jundiaí, demonstraram que DH pode ser um bom preditor das características ambientais avaliadas e como tal, recomenda-se como valores de condição de referencia de riachos: DH ≥ 80; H' ≥ 2,3 e J ≥ 0.8 (família como nível taxonômico e; qualidade de água boa (ICB Rio, BMWP-CETEC e BI, de levemente poluída a limpa (ASPT e regular (SOMI.

  10. Ecological attributes of the benthic community and indices of water quality in urban, rural and preserved environments Atributos ecológicos da comunidade bentônica e índices de qualidade da água de ambientes urbanos, rurais e preservados

    Claudia Eiko Yoshida

    2012-09-01

    as alterações da paisagem dos riachos e de seu entorno com as mudanças na estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados desses ambientes; OBJETIVOS: O presente estudo teve como objetivos correlacionar as mudanças da paisagem com os atributos ecológicos da comunidade e índices de qualidade da água e, recomendar valores de condição referencial de integridade de riachos para a região de Jundiaí/SP; MÉTODOS: Foram amostradas a fauna bentônica de três riachos urbanos, três rurais e três preservados, com amostrador do tipo Surber, em julho de 2010. As características da paisagem foram avaliadas por meio da Diversidade de Habitat (DH; a comunidade, analisada quanto a S, N, J', H' e curvas de rarefação S e de dominância K e; a qualidade da água aferida pelos índices ICB Rio, BMWP-CETEC, ASPT e SOMI; RESULTADOS: A estrutura e a composição das comunidades variaram em função dos riachos e refletiram-se nos valores dos índices biológicos e de qualidade ambiental. As melhores condições foram encontradas nos riachos preservados, as intermediárias, nos riachos rurais e, as piores, nos urbanos. As significativas correlações (r > 0.73 e P < 0.05 entre o índice de diversidade de habitat (DH e os atributos ecológicos e de qualidade da água dos riachos de Jundiaí, demonstraram que DH pode ser um bom preditor das características ambientais avaliadas e como tal, recomenda-se como valores de condição de referencia de riachos: DH ≥ 80; H' ≥ 2,3 e J ≥ 0.8 (família como nível taxonômico e; qualidade de água boa (ICB Rio, BMWP-CETEC e BI, de levemente poluída a limpa (ASPT e regular (SOMI.

  11. 由一个已知Bent序列构造Bent序列%Constructing New Bent Sequences from a Given Bent Sequences

    何军; 张建中

    2005-01-01

    通过对一个给定的Bent序列及其级联序列进行四元置换、逐项积的方法,构造出了一个新的Bent序列,所构造的Bent序列与原Bent序列不具有线性关系.用该方法还能构造出大量的既非Bent基又非线性基的Bent序列.

  12. Minimum Distance Between Bent and Resilient Boolean Functions%Bent 函数和弹性函数的最小距离

    李超; 屈龙江

    2008-01-01

    研究了Bent函数和弹性函数的最小距离,给出了求Bent函数和弹性函数的最小距离的一个新算法,得到了Bent函数和弹性函数最小距离新的下限,新的下限在一阶情形优于 S.Maity 等人在2004年给出的结果,同时证实了他们所提出的猜想,并且得到了12元、14元Bent函数和一阶弹性函数的最小距离.

  13. Ti Kα radiography of Cu-doped plastic microshell implosions via spherically bent crystal imaging

    We show that short pulse laser generated Ti Kα radiation can be used effectively as a backlighter for radiographic imaging. This method of x-ray radiography features high temporal and spatial resolution, high signal to noise ratio, and monochromatic imaging. We present here the Ti Kα backlit images of six-beam driven spherical implosions of thin-walled 500-μm Cu-doped deuterated plastic (CD) shells and of similar implosions with an included hollow gold cone. These radiographic results were used to define conditions for the diagnosis of fast ignition relevant electron transport within imploded Cu-doped coned CD shells

  14. Algas marinas bentónicas de la Isla Gorgona, costa pacífica colombiana

    Mónica Murillo Muñoz; Enrique Javier Peña Salamanca

    2014-01-01

    Se presenta el listado de las algas marinas bénticas del Parque Nacional Natural Isla Gorgona, el inventario corresponde a la flora algal asociada a los diferentes ambientes marinos de la isla, a saber: arrecifes coralinos y fondos blandos. El monitoreo de las comunidades de algas se llevó a cabo entre octubre de 2010 y mayo de 2011, se realizó una estimación de abundancia y cobertura para lo cual se establecieron transeptos paralelos a la línea de costa y se evaluó el porcentaje de cobertura...

  15. Algas marinas bentónicas de la Isla Gorgona, costa pacífica colombiana

    Mónica Murillo Muñoz

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el listado de las algas marinas bénticas del Parque Nacional Natural Isla Gorgona, el inventario corresponde a la flora algal asociada a los diferentes ambientes marinos de la isla, a saber: arrecifes coralinos y fondos blandos. El monitoreo de las comunidades de algas se llevó a cabo entre octubre de 2010 y mayo de 2011, se realizó una estimación de abundancia y cobertura para lo cual se establecieron transeptos paralelos a la línea de costa y se evaluó el porcentaje de cobertura en cuadrantes de 0.25m². Se reportó un total de 43 especies para los dos ambientes estudiados (coralino y fondos blandos, 24 Rhodophyta, 12 Clorophyta, 6 Ochrophyta y una Cyanobacteria. El grupo más representativo fue el perteneciente a la clase Rhodophyceae, que correspondió al 55.8% de la flora inventariada. Los resultados de nuevos registros en la isla ratifican su importancia fitogeográfica, por cuanto la composición florística insular contribuye significativamente a la biodiversidad de la costa pacífica colombiana, destacándose la presencia de arrecifes coralinos como los principales ambientes marinos para el desarrollo de la flora algal de la región.

  16. As the twig is bent: the biology and socialization of gender roles in women.

    Casey, M B; Brabeck, M M; Nuttall, R L

    1995-03-01

    The present study supports the view that biological predisposition interacts with perceived parental influences to affect cross-gender role identity. Geschwind and colleagues have identified two patterns of brain organization (anomalous and standard dominance) assessed through individual and familial handedness. Anomalous dominant women who perceived their parents as definitely giving them permission for cross-gender behavior demonstrated high masculine/low feminine characteristics on the Bem Sex Role Inventory. The cross-gender role identity in this group differed significantly from the traditional gender role identity found in all other groups of females (including anomalous dominant women whose parents were perceived as less permissive and the women with standard dominance reporting both styles of parenting. PMID:7772335

  17. Recent evolution and degradation of the bent Jatunraju glacier (Cordillera Blanca, Peru)

    Emmer, A.; Loarte, E.C.; Klimeš, Jan; Vilímek, V.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 228, JAN 1 (2015), s. 345-355. ISSN 0169-555X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP209/11/1000 Institutional support: RVO:67985891 Keywords : debris-covered glacier * rock glacier * surface movements * buried ice degradation * supraglacial lakes Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography Impact factor: 2.577, year: 2013

  18. Bent Crystal Monochromator with Constant Crystal Center Position and 2-theta Arm for a Dispersive Beamline

    For the new LNLS dispersive beam line it was designed a single-crystal monochromator and a 2-theta arm. The monochromator uses a new bender design assembled on the top of an in-vacuum HUBER goniometer. This bender is able to apply independent torque on each extremity of the crystal in a way that changes in the curvature radius do not affect the position of the center of the crystal. It also has a twist mechanism, based on eccentric bearings and elastic components. The crystal extremities are clamped to the bender using two water-cooled copper blocks, for thermal stabilization. All the bender's movements are done with vacuum compatible stepping-motors. The vacuum chamber was built with enough space to allow future installation of another bender for crystals with different Bragg planes. The internal mechanics is isolated from the vacuum chamber and can move up and down with three high precision jacks. The design of the 2-theta arm is based on two linear translation stages and some special bearings. The two stages are equipped with linear encoders, ball screws end linear bearings. With a proper alignment procedure, it is possible to find the equations that controls each translation stage in order to get a virtual rotation referenced to the monochromator center. The main arm is composed of a steel frame, a 3m long granite block, a central aluminum optical rail and two auxiliary side rails

  19. Hierarchical models for failure analysis of plates bent by distributed and localized transverse loadings

    Erasmo CARRERA; Gaetano GIUNTA

    2008-01-01

    The failure analysis of simply supported, isotropic, square plates is addressed. Attention focuses on minimum failure load amplitudes and failure locations, von Mises' equivalent stress along the plate thickness is also addressed. Several distributed and localized loading conditions are considered. Loads act on the top of the plate. Bi-sinusoidal and uniform loads are taken into account for distributed loadings, while stepwise constant centric and off-centric loadings are addressed in the case of localized loadings. Analysis is performed considering plates whose length-to-thickness ratio a/h can be as high as 100 (thin plates) and as low as 2 (very thick plates). Results are obtained via several 2D plate models. Classical theories (CTs) and higher order models are applied. Those theories are based on polynomial approximation of the displacement field. Among the higher order theories (HOTs), HOTsd models account for the transverse shear deformations, while HOTs models account for both transverse shear and transverse normal deformations. LHOTs represent a local application of the higher order theories. A layerwise approach is thus assumed: by means of mathematical interfaces, the plate is considered to be made of several fictitious layers. The exact 3D solution is presented in order to determine the accuracy of the results obtained via the 2D models. In this way a hierarchy among the 2D theories is established. CTs provide highly accurate results for a/h greater than 10 in the case of distributed loadings and greater than 20 for localized Ioadings. Results obtained via HOTs are highly accurate in the case of very thick plates for bi-sinusoidal and centric loadings. In the case of uniform and off-centric loadings a high gradient is present in the neighborhood of the plate top. In those cases, LHOTs yield results that match the exact solution.

  20. Klimop 1, Nut en schadelijkheid : je bent onvoorwaardelijk vóór of faliekant tegen

    Kopinga, J.

    2008-01-01

    Dit artikel is het eerste in een serie van drie over de toepassing en het beheer van klimop. Het is gebaseerd op het rapport Klimop in het stedelijk groen, dat schrijver dezes opstelde op verzoek van stadsdeel Amsterdam-Noord. Dit eerste deel gaat over het nut en de schadelijkheid van klimop en de b

  1. NMR studies of bent DNA using {sup 13}C-enriched samples

    Zimmer, D.P.; Crothers, D.M. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)

    1994-12-01

    Bending of the DNA double helix can be brought about by introducing runs of adenines (A-tracts) in phase with the helical repeat of the DNA. The requirements for bending of DNA by A-tracts are that the length of the A-tract be greater than 3 base pairs and that the A-tracts must be in phase with the helical repeat (every 10 or 11 bp). Other factors, such as the number of adenines in the run, flanking sequences, and whether the A-tracts are phased with respect to the 5{prime}A or the 3{prime}A, have effects upon the degree of bending as assayed by electrophoretic mobility on native polyacrylamide gels. There are a number of models for bending A-tract DNA. The junction-bending model postulates that the structure of A-tracts is similar to the fiber diffraction structure of poly A, in which there is a significant degree of base pair tilt with respect to the helix axis. In this model, bending occurs at the junction between the A-tract and the B-form helix to allow favorable stacking interactions to occur. The bend of the helix could arise as a result of some other perturbation of B-form DNA by A-tracts, such as propeller twist; bending also could be due to a combination of factors. Our goal is to find the structural features of A-tracts responsible for bending of the helix by performing NMR on oligonucleotides containing A-tracts to obtain higher resolution structural data. One of the problems encountered in NMR structure determination of nucleic acids and other macromolecules is the assignment of resonances to nuclei. This procedure can be greatly facilitated through the use of {sup 13}C-enriched nucleic acid samples. We are developing a technique for the enzymatic synthesis of labeled DNA for NMR. The technique we are developing is similar to RNA labeling techniques already in use. The technique involves growth of methylotrophic bacteria on {sup 13}CH{sub 3}OH.

  2. Comparison of spray pyrolyzed FTO, ATO and ITO coatings for flat and bent glass substrates

    Bisht, Harish; Aegerter, Michel A.; Mehrtens, Andre; Eun, H.-T.

    1999-01-01

    Transparent conductive FTO, ATO and ITO films were synthesized by spray pyrolysis technique on flat 12x12 cm borosilicate glass substrates at 500-550°C and investigated with respect to their electrical and optical properties. The resistivity of sprayed ITO films decreases with the thickness down to 3.0x10-4 Ω cm (300 nm). The optical transmission in the visible range is 80% and the near IR reflection up to 96% for thicknesses larger than 300 nm. A reducing treatment at 400°C in forming g...

  3. Laterally substituted naphthalene-2,7-diol-based bent-shaped liquid crystals

    Kozmík, V.; Kuchař, M.; Svoboda, J.; Novotná, Vladimíra; Glogarová, Milada; Baumeister, U.; Diele, S.; Pelzl, G.

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 32, č. 9 (2005), s. 1151-1160. ISSN 0267-8292 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA202/02/0840; GA ČR(CZ) GA202/05/0431; GA MŠk(CZ) 1P04OCD14.60 Grant ostatní: EU(XE) COST D14 WG 00015 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914 Keywords : naphthalene - based liquid crystals * x-ray Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.432, year: 2005

  4. Bent Crystal Monochromator with Constant Crystal Center Position and 2-theta Arm for a Dispersive Beamline

    Neuenschwander, Regis T.; Tolentino, Hélio C. N.

    2004-05-01

    For the new LNLS dispersive beam line it was designed a single-crystal monochromator and a 2-theta arm. The monochromator uses a new bender design assembled on the top of an in-vacuum HUBER goniometer. This bender is able to apply independent torque on each extremity of the crystal in a way that changes in the curvature radius do not affect the position of the center of the crystal. It also has a twist mechanism, based on eccentric bearings and elastic components. The crystal extremities are clamped to the bender using two water-cooled copper blocks, for thermal stabilization. All the bender's movements are done with vacuum compatible stepping-motors. The vacuum chamber was built with enough space to allow future installation of another bender for crystals with different Bragg planes. The internal mechanics is isolated from the vacuum chamber and can move up and down with three high precision jacks. The design of the 2-theta arm is based on two linear translation stages and some special bearings. The two stages are equipped with linear encoders, ball screws end linear bearings. With a proper alignment procedure, it is possible to find the equations that controls each translation stage in order to get a virtual rotation referenced to the monochromator center. The main arm is composed of a steel frame, a 3m long granite block, a central aluminum optical rail and two auxiliary side rails.

  5. Bubble generation in a twisted and bent DNA-like model

    Larsen, Peter Ulrik Vingaard; Christiansen, Peter Leth; Bang, Ole;

    2004-01-01

    The DNA molecule is modeled by a parabola embedded chain with long-range interactions between twisted base pair dipoles. A mechanism for bubble generation is presented and investigated in two different configurations. Using random normally distributed initial conditions to simulate thermal fluctu...

  6. Entropy-Driven Chiral Order in a System of Achiral Bent Particles

    Greco, Cristina; Ferrarini, Alberta

    2015-10-01

    Why should achiral particles organize into a helical structure? Here, using theory and molecular dynamics simulations we show that at high concentration crescent-shaped particles interacting through a purely repulsive potential form the twist-bend nematic phase, which features helical order of the twofold symmetry axes of particles, with doubly degenerate handedness. Spontaneous breaking of the chiral symmetry is driven by the entropic gain that derives from the decrease in excluded volume in the helical arrangement. Crucial to this purpose is the concave shape of particles. This study is based on a general formulation of the Onsager theory, which includes biaxiality and polarity of phase and particles, in addition to the space modulation of order. Molecular dynamics simulations corroborate the theoretical predictions and provide further insights into the structure of the helical phase.

  7. "Forlagbranchen satser på de unges sprog" interview med Bent Fausing af Naj Helen Hertzum

    Fausing, Bent

    2009-01-01

    Om afsmitningen af sms sprog på det almindelige sprog, samt afsmitningen af billedbeskeder og digitale fotostreams på Social Network Sites (Twitter, Facebook, Fælickr etc.) på æstetikken og kunsten i det hele taget.......Om afsmitningen af sms sprog på det almindelige sprog, samt afsmitningen af billedbeskeder og digitale fotostreams på Social Network Sites (Twitter, Facebook, Fælickr etc.) på æstetikken og kunsten i det hele taget....

  8. Steering efficiency of a ultrarelativistic proton beam in a thin bent crystal

    E. Bagli; Bandiera, L.; Guidi, V.; Mazzolari, A.; De Salvador, D.; Berra, A.; Lietti, D.; Prest, M.; Vallazza, E.

    2014-01-01

    Crystals with small thickness along the beam exhibit top performance for steering particle beams through planar channeling. For such crystals, the effect of nuclear dechanneling plays an important role because it affects their efficiency. We addressed the problem through experimental work carried out with 400 GeV/c protons at fixed-target facilities of CERN-SPS. The dependence of efficiency vs. curvature radius has been investigated and compared favourably to the results of modeling. A realis...

  9. Steering of an ultrarelativistic proton beam by a bent germanium crystal

    Curved crystals, thanks to the electrostatic potential generated by the coherent atomic structure, may deflect ultrarelativistic charged particles by means of channeling and volume reflection effects. Most of the experimental knowledge about these phenomena was gathered with Si crystals, though the performance could be improved by using materials with a larger atomic number. In this letter, we investigate planar and axial channeling and volume reflection in a high quality Ge short strip crystal. All the effects are demonstrated to occur in agreement with theoretical expectations, which take into account the stronger confinement potential for an ideal Ge crystal.

  10. Steering efficiency of a ultrarelativistic proton beam in a thin bent crystal

    Bagli, Enrico; Guidi, Vincenzo; Mazzolari, Andrea; De Salvador, Davide; Berra, Alessandro; Lietti, Daniela; Prest, Michela; Vallazza, Erik

    2013-01-01

    Crystals with small thickness along the beam exhibit top performance for steering particle beams through planar channeling. For such crystals, the effect of nuclear dechanneling plays an important role because it affects their efficiency. We addressed the problem through experimental work carried out with 400 GeV/c protons at fixed-target facilities of CERN-SPS. The dependence of efficiency vs. curvature radius has been investigated and compared favourably to the results of modeling. A realistic estimate of the performance of a crystal designed for LHC energy including nuclear dechanneling has been achieved.

  11. Steering efficiency of a ultrarelativistic proton beam in a thin bent crystal

    Crystals with small thickness along the beam exhibit top performance for steering particle beams through planar channeling. For such crystals, the effect of nuclear dechanneling plays an important role because it affects their efficiency. We addressed the problem through experimental work carried out with 400 GeV/c protons at fixed-target facilities of CERN-SPS. The dependence of efficiency vs. curvature radius has been investigated and compared favourably to the results of modeling. A realistic estimate of the performance of a crystal designed for LHC energy including nuclear dechanneling has been achieved. (orig.)

  12. Field Plot and Accuracy Assessment Points for Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Vegetation Mapping Project

    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — Accuracy Assessment, Observation and Plot Points. Plots within the park were identified and sampled in the summer of 2005. In the summer of 2006, randomly selected...

  13. Suppression of surface effect by using bent-perfect-crystal monochromator in residual strain scanning

    Vrána, Miroslav; Mikula, Pavol

    490/491, - (2005), s. 234-238. ISSN 0255-5476. [International Conference on Residual Stresses /7./. Xian, 14.06.2005-17.06.2005] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA202/03/0891; GA AV ČR KSK1010104 Keywords : residual strain * neutron diffraction * focusing monochromator Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.399, year: 2005

  14. Spatial Vegetation Data for Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Vegetation Mapping Project

    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — High resolution vegetation polygons mapped by the National Park Service. A total of 800 acres (324 ha) were mapped. Thirteen map classes were used to describe the...

  15. Measurement of Short Living Baryon Magnetic Moment using Bent Crystals at SPS and LHC

    Burmistrov, L; Ivanov, Yu; Massacrier, L; Robbe, P; Scandale, W; Stocchi, A

    2016-01-01

    The magnetic moments of baryons containing u,d and s quarks have been extensively studied and measured. The experimental results are all obtained by a well-assessed method that consists in measuring the polarisation vector of the incoming particles and the precession angle when the particle is travelling through an intense magnetic field. The polarization is evaluated by analysing the angular distribution of the decay products. No measurement of magnetic moments of charm or beauty baryons (and τ leptons) has been performed so far. The main reason is the lifetimes of charm/beauty baryons, too short to measure the magnetic moment by standard techniques. Historically, the prediction of baryon magnetic moments was one of the striking successes of the quark model. The importance of the measurement of heavy quark magnetic moment is to test the possibility that the charmed and/or beauty quarks has an anomalous magnetic moment, arising if those quarks are composite objects. Measurements on magnetic moments of heav...

  16. Experimental verification of dynamical diffraction focusing by a bent crystal wedge in Laue geometry

    Mocella, V.; Ferrero, C.; Hrdý, Jaromír; Wright, J.; Pascarelli, S.; Hoszowska, J.

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 41, - (2008), 695-700. ISSN 0021-8898 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100100716 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100522 Keywords : Laue focusing * dynamical diffraction focusing Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 3.212, year: 2008

  17. Efektivitas Anticestoda Ekstrak Daun Miana (Coleus blumei Bent terhadap Cacing Hymenolepis microstoma pada Mencit

    Y. Ridwan

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Coleus blumei is a herbal plant used in the traditional medicine in Indonesia to expel the intestinal worm infections. Previous in vitro study showed that ethanol extract had the strongest anticestode activity compared to chloroform, hexane and aquaous extracts. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectivity of anticestode of ethanol leaves extract againts Hymenolepis microstoma infections in mice. The plant extract was tested against H. microstoma infections in the single doses of 250, 500, 1000, and 2000 mg kg-1 body weight. Dose were administered to H. microstoma infected mice for 3 consecutive days. The efficacy of the leave extract was determined in terms of eggs per gram of feces (EPG and worms reduction at necropsy. The results showed that the efficacy of leaves extract was dose dependent. The maximum efficacy of leave extract was observed with 2000 mg/kg dose reducing the EPG and worm counts by 55.46%-69.75% and 63.83% respectively. The standard anticestodal drug, praziquantel at 25 mg/kg single dose revealed 100% reduction in both of EPG and worm counts. The study suggests that the leaves extract of C. blumei possesses significant anticestodal efficacy and supports its use in traditional medicine.

  18. Cell wall thickening in developing tension wood of artificially bent poplar trees

    Abedini, Raoufeh; Clair, Bruno; Kambiz POURTAHMASI; Laurans, Françoise; Arnould, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    Trees can control their shape and resist gravity thanks to their ability to produce wood under tensile stress. This stress is known to be produced during the maturation of wood fibres but the mechanism of its generation remains unclear. This study focuses on the formation of the secondary wall in tension wood produced in artificially tilted poplar saplings. Thickness of secondary wall layer (SL) and gelatinous layer (GL) were measured from cambium to mature wood in several trees sampled at di...

  19. A Sensing Element Based on a Bent and Elongated Grooved Polymer Optical Fiber

    Wen-Fu Xie; Yung-Chuan Chen; Li-Wen Chen; Wei-Hua Lu

    2012-01-01

    An experimental and numerical investigation is performed into the power loss induced in grooved polymer optical fibers (POFs) subjected to combined bending and elongation deformations. The power loss is examined as a function of both the groove depth and the bend radius. An elastic-plastic three-dimensional finite element model is constructed to simulate the deformation in the grooved region of the deformed specimens. The results indicate that the power loss increases significantly with an in...

  20. k阶拟Bent函数的构造%Construction of k-quasi Bent functions

    何军; 张建中

    2004-01-01

    给出了一类布尔函数为k阶拟Bent函数的充分必要条件,并给出了其循环Walsh谱特征和具体构造方法.另外,还给出了k阶拟Bent函数的一种递归构造方法.由此,可构造出大量的k阶拟Bent函数.

  1. Analysis of Generalized Binary Bent Sequences%广义二元Bent序列的性质

    常祖领; 柯品惠; 张劼; 温巧燕

    2005-01-01

    二元Bent序列是一类重要的序列,因为它们具有最优相关性和平衡性,所以可以应用于许多通信领域中.广义二元Bent序列是根据广义Bent函数推出的,也具有最优相关性和平衡性.利用迹变换的性质讨论广义Bent函数与广义二元Bent序列的性质,找到广义二元Bent序列和一般的二元Bent序列之间的关系,并得到广义二元Bent序列更多的构造方法.

  2. 广义向量Bent函数%Generalized Vector Bent Functions

    张文英; 武传坤; 黄晓英; 李世取

    2005-01-01

    该文完善并拓展了Nyberg(1991)的关于广义向量Bent函数性质的结论,相应于Nyberg给出的正则广义向量Bent函数,提出了"负则的广义向量Bent函数"的概念:得到有偶数个输入的负则的广义向量Bent函数输出维数也不大于输入维数的一半;证明了奇数个输入的正则和负则的广义向量Bent函数都不存在,这些结果的给出,可使密码设计者避免一味去寻找某类不存在的函数.该文还给出了广义向量Bent函数的一种递归构造法.

  3. 关于部分Bent函数%On partially bent functions

    周建钦

    2007-01-01

    首先从广义部分Bent函数的定义出发,利用线性变换的若干理论,证明Galois域上广义部分Bent函数等价于广义Bent函数与仿射函数之和.该结论覆盖了文献[1]的主要结果.然后给出关于部分Bent函数的类似结论,改进了Claud Carlet的关于部分Bent函数的结论.作为新结论的具体应用,最后修正了参考文献中的两个结论.

  4. Bent函数的一般构造法%A GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OF BENT FUNCTIONS

    王隽; 李世取

    1999-01-01

    本文用概率方法给出小项表示的布尔函数谱的性质,据此得到了Bent函数的特征矩阵的等价刻画,原则上给出了Bent函数的一般构造法,并为Bent函数的计数问题提供了一个模型.文中还提出了Bent矩阵的概念,考察了Bent矩阵的性质,并借助Bent矩阵得到由已知Bent函数构造新的Bent函数的方法.

  5. Bent函数构造方法研究%A Survey of Constructions on Bent Functions

    杨小龙; 胡红钢

    2015-01-01

    Bent函数的概念由Rothaus在1976年提出.因为Bent函数既是非线性度最优的布尔函数,又达到了一阶Reed-Muller码的覆盖半径,并且与Hadamard矩阵、差集等组合对象有紧密联系,所以其应用涉及密码、编码、组合数学等多个领域.对Bent函数的研究一直是热门方向,其中包含了大量的关于Bent函数构造的结果.除了布尔Bent函数,在不同的应用背景下还定义了Bent函数的各类推广形式,比如:广义Bent函数、p值Bent函数、向量Bent函数、超Bent函数等.本文对Bent函数的构造方法做一个系统的综述,介绍Bent函数及其各类推广形式的构造,包括广义Bent函数、p值Bent函数、向量Bent函数和超Bent函数.在每一部分的介绍中,着重介绍最具有代表形式的Bent函数,如Maiorana-McFarland类、PS(Partial Spread)类、二次型以及一些特殊的指数形式.

  6. Bent序列簇的迹表示%Trace representation of Bent sequence families

    王劲松; 戚文峰

    2006-01-01

    Bent序列簇主要通过线性满射和Bent函数来生成,但是长期以来,对其构造中使用的线性满射一直没有给出一个清晰的表达式.基于这一点,首先分析线性满射所满足的条件,再根据有限域的理论和m-序列的分布性质,给出它的具体表达式,从而得到Bent序列簇的迹表示;其次由Bent序列簇的迹表示和一类Bent函数构造了一类可快速生成的Bent序列簇.

  7. The Properties and Construction of Bent Functions%Bent函数的性质与构造

    何军; 张建中

    2005-01-01

    给出了形如F(x,y)=f(x+τ(y))q(y)+g(y)的布尔函数是Bent函数的充分必要条件,并据此给出了二次Bent函数的已拥有等价类.另,文中还给出了Bent函数的几种构造方法.特别地,给出了Bent基函数的完全构造.

  8. An Iterative Construction of Bent Functions%Bent函数的一种迭代构造

    曾祥勇; 胡磊

    2010-01-01

    对于不小于4的偶数n,建立了由4个n-元Bent函数构造(n+2)-元Bent函数的一个充要条件.提出了由n-元Bent函数构造(n+2)-元Bent函数的一种迭代构造方法,也对所构造的Bent函数的代数次数进行了分析.这种迭代方法统一并推广了以前的两种Bent函数的构造.

  9. Construction of a Class of Bent Functions%一类Bent函数的构造

    胡磊; 裴定一; 冯登国

    2002-01-01

    给出了具有任意偶数个变元的Bent函数的一种构造办法.该方法通过级联二个半Bent函数得到Bent函数,所构造的Bent函数具有极大的代数次数和可控的单项式项数.

  10. Design and monitoring of cold bent lamination-stabilised glass : investigated by applying fibre optic sensors

    Fildhuth, Thiemo

    2015-01-01

    Angesichts der zunehmenden Bedeutung der Freiformarchitektur wächst bei Bauherren, Planern und Herstellern die Nachfrage nach Lösungen für kontinuierlich gekrümmte, transparente Gebäudehüllen. Dabei ist Verbundsicherheitsglas aufgrund der Ansprüche an die Widerstandsfähigkeit, Sicherheit und Dauerhaftigkeit das primäre Konstruktionsmaterial. Die häufig verwendete Methode, gekrümmte Fassaden oder Dächer zu facettieren, um plane Glasbauteile zur Eindeckung verwenden zu können, steht jedoch im W...

  11. New technology of the production of bent sections of high-tensile steel

    To lower the energy-force parameters in the fabrication of curved profile of steels with a rupture resistance of more than 50 to 60 kg/mm2 and to obtain the maximum possible plasticity of the metal at the point of bending (the maximum possible radius), three processing techniques have been developed. Data are presented on the resultant mechanical properties and the reduced force and torque values as compared with those typical of a normal cold shaping. The mechanical properties of the finished profile as obtained by using the above three techniques are determined through testing the samples, cut out from the points of bending, for tensile strength

  12. Transient vibrations of a bent rotor having residual imbalance during its rundown

    Kostyuk, A. G.; Volokhovskaya, O. A.

    2015-09-01

    The model of a single-span rotor having an initial nonremovable sag and residual imbalance is used for estimating the amplitudes of its resonance vibrations at check points (on the supports and in the middle of the span) in the vicinity of critical speeds lying below the operating angular speed passed by the rotor as it rotates with an angular deceleration in the period from the turbine disconnection moment to its full stop (during the rundown). Two cases of installing the rotor on yielding anisotropic supports (sleeve-type bearings with an elliptic bore) are considered: during rig tests when there are two yielding supports, and when the rotor interacts with the remaining part of the assembled turbine set shaft system, which was modeled by using a yielding support at the left-hand end and a fixed hinge at the right-hand end. The analysis procedure is illustrated by calculations carried out for a K-300-23.5 turbine's high-pressure rotor having an initial sag and residual imbalance. The values of both excitation initiating factors were taken equal to their maximum permissible levels established by the limitations imposed from turbine sets operating experience on the hot-test values for the initial sag of a thermally unstable rotor and for its residual imbalance. The list of considered cases included lumped imbalance of the rotor resulted from separation of a blade or disk section and distributed residual imbalance remaining after preliminary balancing of the rotor on a rig. An analysis of the obtained results is presented.

  13. Influence of Tempering on Mechanical Properties of Induction Bents below 540°C

    Jankejech Peter

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The article describes basic principles of induction bending and the change of mechanical properties from as received (straight pipe made from HSLA steel to induction bend. The main purpose of this article is to experiment with tempering temperatures below 540°C. After tempering at 540°C which is the lowest recommended temperature for post bend heat treatment (PBHT according to CSA specifications (Canadian Standards Association the induction bend area in many cases does not achieve the minimum required mechanical properties and therefore it is not accepted for usage. In this article mechanical properties such as tensile, toughness, hardness are evaluated. Also the article contains microstructural analyses and comparison of bended and heat treated samples.

  14. Microwave Tomographic Imaging Utilizing Low-Profile, Rotating, Right Angle-Bent Monopole Antennas

    N. R. Epstein

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We have developed a simple mechanism incorporating feedline bends and rotary joints to enable motion of a monopole antenna within a liquid-based illumination chamber for tomographic imaging. The monopole is particularly well suited for this scenario because of its small size and simplicity. For the application presented here a full set of measurement data is collected from most illumination and receive directions utilizing only a pair of antennas configured with the rotating fixture underneath the imaging tank. Alternatively, the concept can be adapted for feed structures entering the tank from the sides to allow for measurements with vertically and horizontally polarized antennas. This opens the door for more advanced imaging applications where anisotropy could play an important role such as in bone imaging.

  15. Progress toward submicron hard x-ray imaging using elliptically bent mirrors

    MacDowell, Alastair A.; Celestre, Richard S.; Chang, Chang-Hasnain C.; Franck, Keith D.; Howells, Malcolm R.; Locklin, Scott C.; Padmore, Howard A.; Patel, J. R.; Sandler, Reuben

    1997-11-01

    Of the many methods used to focus x-rays, the se of mirrors with an elliptical curvature shows the most promise of providing a sub-micron white light focus. Our group has been developing he techniques of controlled bending of mirror substrates in order to produce the desired elliptical shape. We have been successful in producing surfaces with the required microradian slope error tolerances. Details of the bending techniques used, results from laboratory slope error measurements using a Long Trace Profiler and data from the measurement of focus shape using knife edge and imaging methods using x-rays in the 5 - 12 KeV energy range are presented. The development of a white light focusing opens many possibilities in diffraction and spectroscopic studies.

  16. Progress towards sub-micron hard X-ray imaging using elliptically bent mirrors

    Of the many methods used to focus x-rays, the use of mirrors with an elliptical curvature shows the most promise of providing a sub-micron white light focus. Our group has been developing the techniques of controlled bending of mirror substrates in order to produce the desired elliptical shape. We have been successful in producing surfaces with the required microradian slope error tolerances. Details of the bending techniques used, results from laboratory slope error measurements using a Long Trace Profiler (LTP) and data from the measurement of focus shape using knife edge and imaging methods using x-rays in the 5-12 KeV energy range are presented. The development of a white light focusing opens many possibilities in diffraction and spectroscopic studies

  17. Bent Bone Dysplasia-FGFR2 type, a Distinct Skeletal Disorder, Has Deficient Canonical FGF Signaling

    Merrill, A.E.; Sarukhanov, A.; Krejčí, Pavel; Idoni, B.; Carmacho, N.; Estrada, K.D.; Lyons, K.M.; Deixler, H.; Robinson, H.; Chitayat, D.; Curry, C.J.; Lachman, R.S.; Wilcox, W.R.; Krakow, D.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 90, č. 3 (2012), s. 550-557. ISSN 0002-9297 Grant ostatní: -(US) HD22657; -(US) 5 P30 DE020750-02 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040702 Institutional support: RVO:68081707 Keywords : APERT-SYNDROME * LADD SYNDROME * GROWTH Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 11.202, year: 2012

  18. Construction for Bent Function Pair Mates and Families of Bent Complementary Function Pairs%Bent函数偶侣与Bent互补函数偶族的构造方法

    许成谦; 靳慧龙

    2003-01-01

    在提出一类新的类Bent函数--Bent互补函数偶族的概念基础上,进一步研究了Bent互补函数偶族的构造方法,通过提出Bent函数偶侣的概念,运用具有这种特殊关系的两个Bent互补函数偶族,采用递归的方法,可以用低维Bent互补函数偶族递归构造出高维Bent互补函数偶族,丰富了Bent互补函数偶族的构造方法,扩大了Bent互补函数偶族的可选取范围.

  19. Relationship between Generalized Partially Bent Functions and Generalized Bent Functions over Finite Fields%有限域上广义部分Bent函数与广义Bent函数的关系

    元彦斌; 金栋梁; 赵亚群; 张肃

    2009-01-01

    首次将部分Bent函数的概念拓广到有限域上,仍称之为广义部分Bent函数,并利用有限域上广义部分Bent函数的Chrestenson循环谱特征及有限域上逻辑函数与相应素域上向量逻辑函数的关系,讨论了有限域上广义部分Bent函数与广义Bent函数的关系,给出了这两种逻辑函数之间的函数关系式和谱值关系式.

  20. Relationship between multi-output generalized partially Bent functions and multi-output generalized Bent functions%两类多输出逻辑函数的关系

    金栋梁; 赵亚群

    2008-01-01

    首次给出了多输出广义部分Bent函数的定义并论证了其的存在,得到了多输出广义部分Bent函数的等价判别条件,给出了多输出p值广义部分Bent函数与多输出p值广义Bent函数的关系,并讨论了这两者的广义一阶Chrestenson谱的关系,为多输出p值广义部分Bent函数的构造提供了一种方法.

  1. A new forest-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand.

    Kunya, Kirati; Sumontha, Montri; Panitvong, Nonn; Dongkumfu, Wuttipong; Sirisamphan, Thana; Pauwels, Olivier S G

    2015-01-01

    We describe a new forest-dwelling Cyrtodactylus from Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Cyrtodactylus inthanon sp. nov. is characterized by a maximum known SVL of 87.3 mm; 18 to 20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 34 to 37 enlarged femoro-precloacal scales, including four to six pitted (female) or pore-bearing (male) scales on each femur separated by a diastema from five pitted (females) or pore-bearing (male) precloacal scales; no precloacal groove or depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and three to five irregular beige dorsal bands between limb insertions. The discovery of a new reptile endemic to Doi Inthanon reinforces the high importance of this mountain in terms of biodiversity conservation. PMID:25661232

  2. Microstructure in unbent and as-hot bent segments of thick-walled P92 steel pipe

    Král, Petr; Sklenička, Václav; Kuchařová, Květa; Kvapilová, Marie; Svobodová, M.; Horváth, L.

    Zurich : Trans Tech Publications, 2015 - (Ofenheimer, A.; Poletti, C.; Schalk-Kitting, D.; Sommitsch, C.), s. 53-58 ISBN 978-3-03835-471-0. ISSN 1013-9826. - (Key Engineering Materials. 651-653). [ESAFORM 2015 - International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming /18./. Graz (AT), 15.04.2015-17.04.2015] R&D Projects: GA TA ČR TA02010260 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : hot bending * P92 steel pipe * creep behaviour * microstructure * EBSD Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  3. Effect of glycerol on the separation of nucleosomes and bent DNA in low ionic strength polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.

    Pennings, S; Meersseman, G; Bradbury, E M

    1992-01-01

    We report that glycerol changes the separation characteristics of polyacrylamide nucleoprotein gels in which it is included as a stabilizing agent. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis fractionates DNA and nucleosomes according to net negative charge, mass and conformation. With glycerol included, fractionation seems to be largely based on particle mass and charge. The conformation factor in separation is progressively lost with increasing glycerol concentrations. Nucleosome positions on the sa...

  4. National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Digital Ortho Imagery for Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Vegetation Mapping Project

    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This data set contains imagery from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). NAIP acquires digital ortho imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in...

  5. Focusing X-rays to a 1-{mu}m spot using elastically bent, graded multilayer coated mirrors

    Underwood, J.H.; Thompson, A.C.; Kortright, J.B. [Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

    1997-04-01

    In the x-ray fluorescent microprobe at beamline 10.3.1, the ALS bending magnet source is demagnified by a factor of several hundred using a pair of mirrors arranged in the Kirkpatrick-Baez (K-B) configuration. These are coated with multilayers to increase reflectivity and limit the pass band of the x-rays striking the sample. The x-rays excite characteristic fluorescent x-rays of elements in the sample, which are analyzed by an energy dispersive Si-Li detector, for a sensitive assay of the elemental content. By scanning the focal spot the spatial distribution of the elements is determined; the spatial resolution depends on the size of this spot. When spherical mirrors are used, the spatial resolution is limited by aberrations to 5 or 10 {mu}m. This has been improved to 1 {mu}m through the use of an elliptical mirror formed by elastically bending a plane mirror of uniform width and thickness with the optimum combination of end couples.

  6. Determination of the properties of cereal stalks when being bent and cut with the aid of a universal test bench

    Andrej Batos

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Für die Messung der Biege- und Schnitteigenschaften halmartiger Güter wurde ein Universalprüfstand entworfen. Die mit ihm ermittelten Messwerte dienen der Erstellung von Simulationsmodellen zur Abbildung landtechnischer Schnittprozesse. In der vorliegenden Studie werden Weizenhalme untersucht. Die Schnittversuche erfolgen mit zwei Geschwindigkeiten und zwei Schnittwinkeln. Die Mittelwerte aus jeweils 50 Messungen werden miteinander verglichen. Der Feuchtigkeitsgehalt der Proben liegt zwischen 5,5 und 7,1 %. Die Biegespannungen betragen für das erste Internodium 1,09 N/mm², für das zweite 0,99 N/mm² und für das dritte 1,07 N/mm². Bei den Schnittversuchen tritt die höchste Spannung (4,44 N/mm² beim Schneiden des zweiten Internodiums auf (50 mm/s, 40°. Die niedrigste Spannung (2,20 N/mm² tritt beim Schneiden des dritten Internodiums auf (150 mm/s, 60°. Bis auf eine Ausnahme ist die auf den Probenquerschnitt bezogene Schnittenergie (12,18–19,85 mJ/mm² bei der Auswahl des größeren Winkels höher. Die mittleren Variationskoeffizienten liegen zwischen 5 und 32 %.

  7. Photochromic and fluorescent LC gels based on a bent-shaped azobenzene-containing gelator

    Bobrovsky, A.; Shibaev, I.; Hamplová, Věra; Novotná, Vladimíra; Kašpar, Miroslav

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 5, č. 70 (2015), 56891-56895. ISSN 2046-2069 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-14133S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : liquid crystals * photochromic LC- gels Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 3.840, year: 2014

  8. Dynamic stability of a curved pipe bent in the arc of a circle on hinge supports at the ends

    D S Lolov; S V Lilkova-Markova

    2006-10-01

    Curved pipes conveying fluids are investigated in the paper. Methods of numerical solution of the dynamic stability of a pipe in its plane are developed. An example of a curved pipe is solved by these methods. A non-dimensional parameter of flow velocity and a non-dimensional circular frequency are obtained.

  9. Two-Dimensional Skyrmion Lattice Formation in a Nematic Liquid Crystal Consisting of Highly Bent Banana Molecules.

    Kang, Sungmin; Lee, Eun-Woo; Li, Tianqi; Liang, Xiaobin; Tokita, Masatoshi; Nakajima, Ken; Watanabe, Junji

    2016-09-12

    We synthesized a novel banana-shaped molecule based on a 1,7-naphthalene central core that exhibits a distinct mesomorphism of the nematic-to-nematic phase transition. Both the X-ray profile and direct imaging of atomic force microscopy (AFM) investigations clearly indicates the formation of an anomalous nematic phase possessing a two-dimensional (2D) tetragonal lattice with a large edge (ca. 59 Å) directed perpendicular to the director in the low-temperature nematic phase. One plausible model is proposed by an analogy of skyrmion lattice in which two types of cylinders formed from left- and right-handed twist-bend helices stack into a 2D tetragonal lattice, diminishing the inversion domain wall. PMID:27511324

  10. Electronic structure and bonding of HBeLi, HmgLi, and HCaLi in their bent equilibrium geometries.

    Penotti, Fabio E

    2012-01-14

    Compact, yet accurate, non-orthogonal multi-configuration wavefunctions have been computed for HBeLi, HMgLi, and HCaLi in their respective nonlinear equilibrium geometries. They appear to be dominated by just two configurations, "orbitally relaxed" versions of the single-configuration spin-coupled and generalized valence bond (GVB) wavefunctions, respectively, with a smaller contribution from a self-consistent field (SCF)-like configuration. Double excitations out of the main configurations, while required for quantitative accuracy, enter the wavefunction with such small weights that they do not alter the qualitative picture that emerges from the orbital structure of the two main configurations. For comparison, calculations have also been carried out with two orthogonality-free configurations as reference, and no GVB-like or SCF-like configuration. Atoms-in-molecules (AIM) topological analyses of the overall electron densities, and considerations of local energetics in the differential neighbourhood of the equilibrium geometries, have been used to provide independent assessments of the nature of bonding in these molecules. Orbital structure and AIM results together suggest the existence of three-centre two-electron M-H-M' bonds through hydrogen in all three molecules. Orbital pictures suggest these bonds are at least partially covalent, while a strict interpretation of values of the electron density Laplacian at AIM bond critical points would imply closed-shell interactions. Also for all three molecules, the orbital structures of the two main configurations suggest the presence of a one-electron two-centre bond between Li and the alkaline-earth atom. This bond may provide at least a partial explanation for the relative shortness of the inter-metallic distances, but is apparently too spread out to show up in AIM analyses of the total electron density. Considerations of local energetics support the more nuanced description of bonding that emerges, for these three molecules, from their orbital structure. PMID:22260577

  11. Experimentation and simulation of H.S.L.A. sheet metal bending bent pats behaviour's prediction during working life

    A pulsed Nd-YAG laser is used to irradiate and alloy X30Cr13 stainless steel by surface melting, with incorporation of boron or hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), and to obtain thick coatings: multiphase borided alloys or metal-ceramic composites. The metallographic analyses allow to determine the thickness for each coating (melting zone) and reveal characteristic solidification microstructures: planar front and cellular dendrites. Optical characteristics of the laser beam are measured: divergence, focal length spot radius and power distribution in the focal plane. Heat effect simulations are based on the finite difference modelling of the temporal progression of temperature distribution in the steel irradiated by scanning of the pulsed beam. Melting zone thickness is computed and progression of melting front during irradiation is simulated and so, a better description of the conditions of material incorporation by successive melting and solidifications becomes possible. The mechanical properties, elastic modulus and hardness, of the different coatings are determined from nano-indentation tests. Under optimal irradiation conditions, the hardness reaches 14 GPa for composite coating and 10 GPa for borided alloy, whereas that for untreated steel is 4 GPa. Friction and wear tests are systematically performed in a ball-on-disc configuration, at 25 C under various loads (1 to 10 N), then at 300 and 500 C under 2 N. At ambient temperature, the dry sliding on ruby ball of these two types of coatings is characterized by a reduced friction coefficient and a weak wear rate, compared with the untreated steel, revealing a very reinforced resistance towards adhesive and/or abrasive wear. On the other hand, their wear resistance is decreased from 300 C, in the spite of the significant lowering of friction coefficient. (author)

  12. “A Tree Must Be Bent While It Is Young”: Teaching Urological Surgical Techniques to Schoolchildren

    Buntrock, Stefan

    2012-01-01

    Background Playing video games in childhood may help achieve advanced laparoscopic skills later in life. The virtual operating room will soon become a reality, as “doctor games 2.0” will doubtlessly begin to incorporate virtual laparoscopic techniques. Objectives To teach surgical skills to schoolchildren in order to attract them to urology as a professional choice later in life. Materials and Methods As part of EAU Urology Week 2010, 108 school children aged 15–19 attended a seminar with lec...

  13. Optimized surface structure by laser treatment for the relaxation of residual stress in bent GaN film

    Serious wafer bending and residual stress are formed during the growth of the epi-GaN layer on a sapphire substrate due to the difference of the thermal expansion coefficients (TECs) in these two different materials. Using the theoretical analysis and a simulation model with the finite element method to describe the realistic shape for the wafer bending of epi-GaN wafers, we examine the influence of different thicknesses and TECs in the top epi-GaN layer for wafer bending reduction. Furthermore, wafer bending is also found to be worse when the process temperature and the wafer size become higher and larger. Although commercial patterned sapphire substrate can partially solve this issue, the quality of the epi-GaN layer, grown on this patterned substrate, will be impacted. In this work, the new process to reduce the wafer bending and relax the residual stress is proposed. With an additional laser treatment on the sample surface after the growth of the top epi-GaN layer on the sapphire substrate, a slight crack can provide the extra space for the relaxation of the residual stress and will not influence the GaN quality. The wafer bending can be reduced to ∼37 µm from the original ∼45 µm in the 2 inch wafer with optimized surface structure design by this treatment.

  14. Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention through a Severely Bent Artificial Ascending Aorta Using the DIO Thrombus Aspiration Catheter

    Akinori Fujikake

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A 66-year-old man was admitted to our institute because of chest pain. He had undergone replacement of the ascending aorta due to aortic dissection 9 years previously. We made a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, and coronary artery angiography was performed. Although the right coronary artery was successfully cannulated, a severe bend of the artificial aorta made it very difficult to advance the catheter into the left coronary artery. Ultimately, a DIO thrombus aspiration catheter was used to enter the left coronary artery, and a stent was implanted successfully. The DIO catheter is very useful when the selection of a guiding catheter is complicated, such as in the case of severe vessel tortuosity or a bend of the ascending aorta.

  15. Vector Finite Element Modeling of the Full-Wave Maxwell Equations to Evaluate Power Loss in Bent Optical Fibers

    Koning, J; Rieben, R; Rodrigue, G

    2004-12-09

    We measure the loss of power incurred by the bending of a single mode step-indexed optical fiber using vector finite element modeling of the full-wave Maxwell equations in the optical regime. We demonstrate fewer grid elements can be used to model light transmission in longer fiber lengths by using high-order basis functions in conjunction with a high order energy conserving time integration method. The power in the core is measured at several points to determine the percentage loss. We also demonstrate the effect of bending on the light polarization.

  16. Toward non-Newtonian effects on secondary flow structures in a 180 degree bent tube model for curved arteries

    van Wyk, Stevin; Prahl Wittberg, Lisa; Fuchs, Laszlo; Bulusu, Kartik V.; Plesniak, Michael W.

    2013-11-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of vortical flow structures of blood like fluids in a 180 degree tube bend, analogous to the aortic arch. Cardiovascular diseases are localized to regions of curvature in the arterial tree. The pathology of atherogenesis is widely considered an inflammatory response, hypothesized to be modulated by the interplay between Wall Shear Stress (WSS) variations and particulate transport mechanisms from the bulk fluid core to the near wall. The WSS is determined by the local flow characteristics as well as the rheological properties of the blood, which in turn are dependent on the bulk secondary flows. In this work, the time dependent fluid flow under various physiological flow conditions are investigated both experimentally and numerically. A Newtonian blood analog fluid model is considered in both studies to validate both methods and thereby study flow structure development during steady as well as pulsatile conditions. Particle image velocimetry (2C - 2D PIV) is used to acquire velocity field data from an acrylic tube bend. The numerical study is extended to consider the non-Newtonian properties of blood according to an empirical model to identify the relative importance of the non-Newtonian behavior. The studies show complex Dean and Lyne vortex interaction that are enhanced with increasing peak Reynolds numbers.

  17. Aportación a la flora bentónica de las Islas Baleares. IV. Flora de Ibiza

    Rull Lluch, J.

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study 21 taxa from different places in Ibiza are presented. 13 of the mare a new references for the Balearic archipelago and the rest are quite unknown species in these islands. The most important record is Discosporangium mesarthrocarpum (Falkenb. Hauk, until now unknown in the Spanish Mediterranean coast and very seldom reported in the rest of the Mediterranean.

    En este trabajo se presentan 21 táxones procedentes de diferentes localidades de la isla de Ibiza, 13 de los cuales suponen nuevas citas para el archipiélago balear y los restantes son especies poco conocidas en estas islas. Se destaca Discosporangium mesarthrocarpum (Falkenb. Hauck, desconocida hasta ahora en las costas mediterráneas españolas y escasamente citada en el resto de este mar.

  18. Atomic core structure of 90°(c)-bent screw threading dislocations in wurtzite GaN

    BELABBAS Imad; CHEN Jun; RUTERANA Pierre; YU Guanghui; NOUET Gérard

    2006-01-01

    The atomic and electronic structures of the c threading dislocations with an edge or screw character were compared using a tight binding formalism which takes into account charge transfer.The two dislocations do not exhibit dangling bonds.While the screw dislocation contains only constrained Ga-N bonds, the edge dislocation contains Ga-Ga and N-N wrong bonds.Both dislocations are found to induce shallow and deep gap states.

  19. Bent序列的相关值分布的研究%The Correlation Distribution of Binary Bent Sequences

    刘古胜; 朱玉明

    2009-01-01

    对已知的Bent序列集的构造方法作了研究,明确地给出了任一Bent序列集相关值的分配情况.同时,利用有限域上一类新的Bent函数,构造出了一类新的Bent序列集,给出了这类Bent序列的线性复杂度.

  20. A Note to Constructing Bent Sequences%关于Bent序列构造的一点注记

    王章雄

    1999-01-01

    本文讨论文献[4]给出的构造bent序列的方法,指出该方法可以通过对级联序列进行下标变换实现,从而大大增加了[4]中给出的由两个已知bent序列构造出的bent序列的个数.

  1. Build Bent function by characteristic matrix%利用特征矩阵构造Bent函数

    王永娟; 曾本胜; 李世取

    2005-01-01

    本文首先研究了Bent函数特征矩阵的性质,并给出了Bent函数的一个等价判别条件.从而引出了Bent函数的一种新的构造方法:由一个已知的n(n≥2)元Bent函数的特征矩阵来构造n+2元Bent函数的特征矩阵.为Bent函数的构造和计数提供了一种新思路.

  2. 超Bent函数的性质和构造%On Properties and Constructions of Hyper-Bent Functions

    常祖领; 柯品惠; 莫骄; 温巧燕

    2006-01-01

    借助置换函数的性质和构造,找到了布尔函数是超Bent函数的充要条件以及超Bent函数与PS类Bent函数的关系. 给出了多输出超Bent函数的一般构造方法,并利用这种方法构造了具有高非线性度的平衡多输出函数.

  3. Some Properties and Constructions of Quasi-Bent Functions%拟Bent函数的性质和构造

    张习勇; 韩文报

    2004-01-01

    本文将基本2-群中拟Bent函数的概念推广到一般的有限Abel群中,统一了目前几乎所有的Bent函数概念,完全刻画了一类拟Bent函数和Bent函数的本质联系,给出了几种拟Bent函数的构造方法,拟Bent函数和相对差集的一种关系以及一种用拟Bent函数构造Bent函数的方法.最后,利用Galois环和组合集,找到一类拟Bent函数.

  4. Properties of partially-Bent functions%部分Bent函数的密码学性质

    赵亚群; 冯登国; 李世取

    2002-01-01

    本文讨论了部分Bent函数的若干密码学性质,分别给出了部分Bent函数满足平衡性、相关免疫性和扩散准则的充分必要条件,具体求出了部分Bent函数的非线性度以及部分Bent函数与仿射函数的符合率.

  5. Bent函数的一种递归构造方法%A New Construction Method of Bent Function

    王永娟; 曾本胜

    2005-01-01

    文章首先研究了Bent函数特征矩阵的性质,并给出了Bent函数的一个等价判别条件, 从而引出了Bent函数的一种新的构造方法: 由一个已知的n(n≥2)元Bent函数的特征矩阵来构造n+2元Bent函数的特征矩阵,为Bent函数的构造和计数提供了一种新思路.

  6. Bent序列和Gold-like序列的构造%Construction of Bent Sequences and Gold-like Sequences

    王劲松; 戚文峰

    2006-01-01

    该文研究Bent序列和Gold-like序列,设计了3类快速生成的Bent序列,此外,基于Klapper(1993)对几何序列相关性的分析,递归地构造了一类Gold-like序列,所得的Gold-like序列涵括了Khoo,Gong和Stinson(2002)递归生成的Gold-like序列.根据Olsen,Scholtz和Welch(1982)给出的Bent序列簇的构造方法,该文得到的Bent序列可以迅速地构造Bent序列簇.此外,该文得到的Gold-like序列可以用来设计大周期的扩频序列簇.

  7. The Construction of a Class of Bent Sequences%一类Bent序列的构造方法

    王章雄

    1999-01-01

    通过构造一类称之为M-型的矩阵,证明按行下标非退化线性变换的次序级联M-型矩阵的行所得的序列是Bent序列,从而得到了一批Bent函数,推广了R.Yarlardda的结果.

  8. Nature and Structure of Generalized Bent Functions%广义bent函数的性质与构造

    梅瑞

    2013-01-01

    广义bent函数f(x)对应的每个Walsh谱取值均相等,此时f(x)与仿射函数g(x)=x×y+b(y∈ii,b∈Zq)的距离可证明都相等,这使得广义bent函数的非线性度达到最大.这种函数在保密和通信中有许多重要的应用.本文首先讨论了广义bent函数的一些性质,且通过这些性质在已有结论的基础上给出构造广义bent函数的一些方法,并在之后给出了证明.

  9. 多维超Bent函数的构造%The Construction of Multi Out-put Hyper Bent Functions

    张文英; 武传坤

    2007-01-01

    有限域Fp2m上的超Bent函数是与Fp上所有m序列的距离都达到最大的函数,该文研究了F22m上超Bent函数与GF2m(2)上Bent函数之间的关系,对一类超Bent函数的性质作了深入细致的刻画,给出了有限域Fp2m上多维超Bent函数的两种构造方法.

  10. Effect of closure of collinear cracks on the stress-strain state and the limiting equilibrium of bent shallow shells

    Shatskii, I. P.; Makoviichuk, N. V.

    2011-05-01

    The problem of closure of collinear cracks during bending of a shallow shell is considered within the framework of the Kirchhoff theory. Crack closure is described using the model of contact along a line on one of the shell faces. Strain and moment intensity factors and fracture load are studied as functions of shell curvature and defect location, and the distribution of contact forces along the cracks is investigated.

  11. Progress towards sub-micron hard x-ray imaging using elliptically bent mirrors and its applications

    The authors have developed an x-ray micro-probe facility utilizing mirror bending techniques that allow white light x-rays (4--12keV) from the Advanced light Source Synchrotron to be focused down to spot sizes of micron spatial dimensions. They have installed a 4 crystal monochromator prior to the micro-focusing mirrors. The monochromator is designed such that it can move out of the way of the input beam, and allows the same micron sized sample to be illuminated with either white or monochromatic radiation. Illumination of the sample with white light allows for elemental mapping and Laue x-ray diffraction, while illumination of the sample with monochromatic light allows for elemental mapping (with reduced background), micro-X-ray absorption spectroscopy and micro-diffraction. The performance of the system will be described as will some of the initial experiments that cover the various disciplines of Earth, Material and Life Sciences

  12. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos.

    Luu, Vinh Quang; Nguyen, Truong Quang; Le, Minh Duc; Bonkowski, Michael; Ziegler, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    We describe a new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus from Khammouane Province, central Laos based on morphological features and molecular data. Morphologically, Cyrtodactylus bansocensis sp. nov. is differentiated from other congeners by a unique combination of the following characters: medium size, SVL reaching 74.0 mm; dorsal pattern consisting of four light transverse bands between limb insertions; supranasals in contact with each other; dorsal tubercles at midbody in 14-15 irregular rows; lateral folds present without interspersed tubercles; ventral scales between ventrolateral folds 34-35; precloacal and femoral pores in males 34, separated by four poreless scales in the male holotype and in a continuous row in the male paratype; enlarged femoral and precloacal scales present; postcloacal tubercles 5-7 on each side; dorsal tubercles present at tail base; and subcaudal scales transversely enlarged. Molecular analyses revealed the new species to be closely related to Cyrtodactylus rufford, which is also found in Khammouane Province. PMID:27395993

  13. Aromaticity of strongly bent benzene rings : persistence of a diatropic ring current and its shielding cone in [5]paracyclophane

    Jenneskens, Leonardus W.; Havenith, Remco W. A.; Soncini, Alessandro; Fowler, Patrick W.

    2011-01-01

    Direct evaluation of the induced pi current density in [5]paracyclophane (1) shows that, despite the significant non-planarity (alpha = 23.2 degrees) enforced by the pentamethylene bridge, there is only a modest (ca. 17%) reduction in the pi ring current, justifying the use of shielding-cone argumen

  14. Udpegning af risikolokaliteter på det tosporede vejnet i åbent land baseret på data om vejens karakteristika

    Andersen, Camilla Sloth

    I det stedbestemte trafiksikkerhedsarbejde har udpegning og udbedring af sorte pletter (identificering, analyse samt udbedring af risikolokaliteter på vejnettet) siden 1970’erne været en af de primære aktiviteter. Imidlertid er sortpletarbejdet med årene blevet vanskeligere af to grunde: Dels er ...

  15. Composición y estructura de la fauna de invertebrados bentónicos sobre substratos duros y blandos en la Cuenca del Plata

    Spaccesi, Fernando G.

    2015-01-01

    El bentos animal es una comunidad heterótrofa de la interfaz agua y materiales del fondo de ambientes acuáticos. El substrato (roca, arena, limo) junto a otros factores modelan la composición (ocurrencia, densidad, dominancia), estructura (diversidad, similitud entre comunidades) y función (grupos funcionales alimentarios, tasas de predación, flujo de energía) de los ensambles comunitarios e interacciones. La Cuenca del Plata –segundo sistema hidrológico más importante en América del Sur– tie...

  16. Minimization of spurious strains by using a Si bent-perfect-crystal monochromator: neutron surface strain scanning of a shot-peened sample

    Neutron strain measurements are critical at the surface. When scanning close to a sample surface, aberration peak shifts arise due to geometrical and divergence effects. These aberration peak shifts can be of the same order as the peak shifts related to residual strains. In this study it will be demonstrated that by optimizing the horizontal bending radius of a Si (4 0 0) monochromator, the aberration peak shifts from surface effects can be strongly reduced. A stress-free sample of fine-grained construction steel, S690QL, was used to find the optimal instrumental conditions to minimize aberration peak shifts. The optimized Si (4 0 0) monochromator and instrument settings were then applied to measure the residual stress depth gradient of a shot-peened SAE 4140 steel sample to validate the effectiveness of the approach. The residual stress depth profile is in good agreement with results obtained by x-ray diffraction measurements from an international round robin test (BRITE-EURAM-project ENSPED). The results open very promising possibilities to bridge the gap between x-ray diffraction and conventional neutron diffraction for non-destructive residual stress analysis close to surfaces

  17. Avaliação da qualidade ecológica de rios portugueses baseado nas comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentónicos

    Teixeira, Amílcar; Oliveira, J. M.; Bochechas, Jorge; Ferreira, Maria T.; Geraldes, Ana Maria

    2010-01-01

    Com o desenvolvimento dum Programa Nacional de Monitorização de Sistemas Aquáticos, a Autoridade Florestal Nacional (AFN) pretendeu, baseado no Projecto AQUARIPORT, obter uma informação base de suporte ao ordenamento dos recursos piscícolas de Portugal e ainda contribuir para a avaliação da qualidade ecológica de rios tendo em conta os princípios emanados pela Directiva Quadro da Água (DQA). Neste âmbito, desde 2004 até 2009 foram monitorizadas as comunidades de peixes e de macroinvertebrados...

  18. Invertebrados bentónicos en el Mar Argentino: estado actual de conocimiento, riqueza específica y patrones de distribución.

    Souto, V.

    2014-01-01

    The assessment of biodiversity is important to understand the ecological patterns of species distribution as well as the functioning of ecosystems, and to manage the use of marine resources and conservation. The aim of this thesis was to compile and analyze available historical information on hydroids, polychaetes, decapod crustaceans and echinoderms in the South Western Atlantic Ocean, between 34° and 56° S, in order to make a synthesis of present taxonomical knowledge, to identify patterns ...

  19. Erratum: International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Vol. 13, Nos. 1-3, 2000, p.247. Bent Soerensen and Peter Meibom 'A global renewable energy scenario'

    5.1 ecentralised renewable energy 2050 scenario. The demand categories have already, as shown in Table 6, been simplified under the assumption of an abundant fraction of the supply being in the form of electric energy. We now determine the sources of supply for each demand type. For the vegetable food-fraction, the results of comparing local supply and demand are shown in Figures 38 and 39, where Figure 38 shows the amount of surplus for those geographical grid cells, where supply exceeds demand, and Figure 39 shows the amount of deficit for those local cells where demand exceeds supply. Regional sums are given in Table 10, while the sums of individual contributions to demand and supply are given in Tables 6 and 8. It follows that on average, worldwide supply exceeds demand by 35%. This must be considered reasonable, as there has to be room for variations in crop harvests and thus food production from year to year, and further the transportation required for evening out supply and demand will entail some additional losses. Like today, there is surplus vegetable food production in the Americas and Western Europe (regions 1, 2 and 4), and by the year 2050 also in region 3 (including Russia), due to substantial improvements in agricultural practices assumed for this region. Region 5 (including China and India) will be just self-sufficient by the year 2050, whereas Africa (region 6) will have a deficit that must be covered by imports. In the scenario, Africa is the only region that by 2050 is in a development situation where it may offer labour at lower expense that the other regions, and thus there will be the possibility of paying for food imports by industrial revenues, provided that an education policy is pursued, that will give the workforce the necessary skills. In addition to inter-regional exchange, Figures 38 and 39 indicate scenario requirements for transport of vegetable food within regions, especially from farming areas into cities. The scenario assumptions for inter-regional trade in food is indicated in Figures 55-60, where the regional exports have been selected from the surpluses available. The substantial needs for both vegetable and animal foods in Africa are uniformly imported from regions 1-4. (author)

  20. Organic reactions for the electrochemical and photochemical production of chemical fuels from CO_2 – The reduction chemistry of carboxylic acids and derivatives as bent CO_2 surrogates

    Luca, Oana R.; Fenwick, Aidan Q.

    2015-01-01

    The present review covers organic transformations involved in the reduction of CO_2 to chemical fuels. In particular, we focus on reactions of CO_2 with organic molecules to yield carboxylic acid derivatives as a first step in CO_2 reduction reaction sequences. These biomimetic initial steps create opportunities for tandem electrochemical/chemical reductions. We draw parallels between long-standing knowledge of CO_2 reactivity from organic chemistry, organocatalysis, surface science and elect...

  1. Analysis of the correlation between n-value and critical current in bent multifilamentary Bi2223 composite tape based on a damage evolution model

    Ochiai, S.; Okuda, H.; Fujimoto, M.; Shin, J-K; Sugano, M; Hojo, M; Osamura, K.; Oh, S S; Ha, D. W.

    2012-01-01

    The change in n-value and critical current with bending strain and the relation of n-value to critical current of bending-damaged Bi2223 composite tape were studied experimentally and analytically. The n-value of the bending-damaged Bi2223 filamentary composite tape decreased very slightly with increasing bending strain and with decreasing critical current, in comparison with that of tension-damaged tape. To describe the experimental result for bending-damaged tape, a damage evolution model w...

  2. Bente Knoll, Elke Szalai: Frauenwege – Männerwege. Entwicklung von gendersensiblen Mobilitätserhebungen. Wien: Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie 2008.

    Gabriele Sturm

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Der vorliegende Band ist typisch für Ressortforschung, bei der ein gesellschaftliches Interesse mit dem Handlungshorizont eines Ministeriums verknüpft wird. Über solch eine externe Beschränkung hinaus weist die Studie leider auch zahlreiche interne Einschränkungen infolge handwerklich schlecht eingesetzter Methoden oder unzureichender konzeptioneller Bezogenheit der verschiedenen Forschungsschritte auf. So überzeugt weder die transdisziplinäre Verknüpfung von Wissenschaft, Planung und Politik im Rahmenkonzept noch das interdisziplinäre Zusammenwirken der unterschiedlichen (Unter- Auftragnehmerinnen für den eigentlichen Forschungszweck – die Entwicklung und Prüfung eines gendersensiblen Mobilitätsfragebogens – und auch die Präsentation der Studie erfüllt nicht die Mindeststandards.The volume at hand is typical for strategic research in that it connects social interest to a governmental ministry’s sphere of action. Beyond such external limitations, the study unfortunately also displays multiple internal limitations due to poorly executed methods or inadequately conceived relationships between the various research steps. Because of this, the volume’s framing concept that includes transdisciplinary connections between science, planning, and politics remains inadequate. In addition, the interdisciplinary collaboration between the different (under agents for the volume’s stated research purpose – the development and testing of a gender-sensitive questionnaire on mobility – and the presentation of this study does not fulfill minimum standards.

  3. 一类多输出Bent函数的构造%Construction of a Class of Multi-output Bent Functions

    刘志高; 张福泰; 徐倩

    2005-01-01

    推广了半Bent函数的概念,提出了多输出半Bent函数的概念,并由此给出了多输出Bent函数的一种构造方法.该方法通过级联两个多输出半Bent函数得到多输出Bent函数.与原有的方法相比,该方法具有结构简单、使用方便的优点.用此方法可构造具有任意偶数个变元的多输出Bent函数.此外,还给出了多输出半Bent函数的一种构造方法.除了可用于构造多输出Bent函数外,多输出半Bent函数还可应用于多输出前馈网等方面.

  4. Enumeration and Characterization of Semi-Bent Quadratic Boolean Functions%二次半Bent函数的计数和刻画

    唐春明; 亓延峰; 徐茂智; 郭宝安

    2014-01-01

    具有好的性质的布尔函数在密码学和通信中都有重要的应用,例如平衡性,非线性,抗代数攻击等的布尔函数,Bent函数和半Bent函数.这些布尔函数性质基本都是从布尔函数的Walsh变换来描述和定义.Bent函数和半Bent函数的定义可由布尔函数Walsh变换的值所给出,布尔函数的Bent性和半Bent性都有了许多重要的研究成果.然而布尔函数的Bent性和半Bent性的完全刻画和分类是非常困难的工作,许多工作围绕一些特殊形式的布尔函数展开.新的Bent函数和半Bent函数的构造和详细刻画是具有研究意义的.本文研究了一类n=2vpr变元的二次半Bent函数.此类布尔函数的半Bent性可以用函数系数所对应的多项式来刻画.利用自反多项式的性质,结合容斥原理便可以给出满足刻画条件的多项式个数,从而也就给出了与多项式对应的二次半Bent函数的计数.此外进一步考虑此类函数的半Bent性的多项式刻画,使用函数系数ci的一些线性组合性质给出了此类半Bent函数更为简单的刻画.

  5. Spectral Characteristics of Partially-Bent Functions over Ring Znq%环Znq上部分bent函数的谱特征

    鲍皖苏

    1998-01-01

    本文在环Znq上讨论了部分bent函数的谱特征(q=p1*p2,p1,p2是素数),得到了Znq上部分bent函数的几个新的刻划,揭示了部分bent函数的平衡性、线性结构点及非零谱值点之间的相互关系,并对部分bent函数的恒变线性结构点进行了分类,指出了它们之间的相互关系,提出了零因子恒变线性结构点和非零因子恒变线性结构两个新概念.

  6. 关于第二类Bent基和线性基Bent序列的讨论%On the Second-Class Concatenating Bent Functions

    王章雄

    2006-01-01

    C.M.Adams和S.E.Tavares在1990年曾猜测所有长为2n的Bent序列都是由2n-2个长为4的Bent序列或2n-2个长为4的仿射序列级联而成,并分别称这样的Bent序列为Bent基的和线性基的,1991年郭宝安和蔡长年通过构造一类非Bent基非线性基的Bent序列否定了该猜想.文章考虑用4个长为2n-2的(1.1)-序列级联构造Bent序列的问题,并称之为第二类级联,给出第二类线性基Bent序列的类型以及级联序列为第二类Bent基Bent序列的一个充分条件.

  7. A Characterization of a Class of k-order-quasi Hyper-Bent Functions%一类k阶拟Hyper-bent函数的刻画

    张思胜; 余昭平; 贾利新

    2006-01-01

    首次给出k阶拟Hyper-bent函数的概念,研究了其中一类特殊的k阶拟Hyper-bent函数即Semi-bent函数,通过分析多项式GCD的条件,用秩为n-1的循环二元矩阵给出了这类函数的一种刻画.

  8. THE CONSTRUCTION OF BINARY BENT SEQUENCES AND THEIR CORRELATION DISTRIBUTION%Bent序列的构造及其相关值分布

    夏永波

    2010-01-01

    本文研究了已知的Bent序列集的构造方法.利用有限域的理论确定了任一Bent序列集相关值的分布情况.同时,构造出了一类新的Bent序列集,给出了这类Bent序列的线性复杂度的精确值.

  9. A Best Possible Computable Upper Bound on Bent Functions%Bent函数估计的可计算达到上界

    王玲; 张建州

    2004-01-01

    Bent函数的计数和数目估计问题与依据其设计的流密码的安全性有密切联系.通过将Bent函数表示为定序特征矩阵,引入Bent矩阵的概念;根据Bent函数的定义,得到Bent矩阵的一些性质;利用解决一阶相关免疫布尔函数计数问题的方法,给出Bent函数个数估计的一个基于整数分拆表示的可计算上界,计算实例说明该上界是可达到的上界.

  10. 多输出Bent函数有关性质的研究%Properties of Multi-output Bent Functions

    赵亚群; 鞠桂枝

    2005-01-01

    讨论了多输出Bent函数的自相关特征,给出了Bent函数自相关的两个充分必要条件;研究了多输出Bent函数的代数次数、扩散特性及计数;归纳了多输出Bent函数的等价性质;给出了多输出Bent函数的两种构造方法.

  11. 一类广义Bent函数的构造和性质%Construction and Properties with a Kind of Extensive Bent Functions

    丁金扣; 黄铮; 温巧燕; 杨义先

    2003-01-01

    给出了一类广义Bent函数的递归构造方法,并讨论了它们的性质.这类广义Bent函数具有高非线性性,平衡性,且具有一致相关值,并且当k满足(3≤k≤n-1) 时可构造出任意k次的广义Bent函数,亦即在GF(2)n上存在满足上述性质的n-1次广义Bent函数.

  12. 一类新的多项式型超Bent函数的刻画%Characterization of a New Class of Hyper-Bent Functions in Polynomial Forms

    唐春明; 亓延峰; 徐茂智

    2014-01-01

    超Bent函数作为一类特殊的Bent函数,在编码理论、序列、对称密码学和通信中都有重要的应用.此方面的主要工作是研究新的Bent函数和超Bent函数,以及布尔函数的Bent和超Bent性质的刻画.布尔函数的Bent性和超Bent性的完全刻画是非常困难的,具有特殊形式的布尔函数的Bent性和超Bent性较容易刻画,例如Dillon型和Niho型布尔函数.设n=2m,q=2m,Li等研究了有限域F2上的Dillon 型超Bent函数:f(x)=∑q-1i=0Trn1(ax(n+s)(q-1))+ Tr12(bx(q2-1)/3),其中a∈Fq2,b∈F4,gcd(r,q+1)=1.本文研究如下的Dillon型超Bent函数:∑q-1i=0Trn1((an+a1x(q2-1)/3+a2x2(q2-1)/3)x(ri+1)(q-1))+Tr12(bx(q2-1)/3),其中a∈Fq2,b∈F4.在gcd(r,q+1)=1和gcd(r,q+1)=3两种情形下给出了这类布尔函数的超Bent性的详细刻画.在一些特殊条件下,建立了此类超Bent函数与Kloosterman和之间的联系,可以使用Kloosterman和的特殊值来刻画这类超Bent函数.

  13. Avaliação da qualidade da água das ribeiras Odelouca, Odeleite e Foupana (Algarve, Portugal): uso de macroinvertebrados bentónicos como bioindicadores

    Máximo, Isa Brioso

    2009-01-01

    São várias as perturbações antropogénicas que afectam os rios e as ribeiras em Portugal, razão pela qual é urgente a implementação de medidas que visem a sua protecção. Neste contexto, foi criada em 2000 a directiva quadro da água (DQA) que visa atingir o bom estado das massas de água até 2015. Este trabalho teve como objectivos: contribuir para o conhecimento da comunidade de macroinvertebrados nas ribeiras do Algarve; verificar a existência de diferenças na comunidade de macr...

  14. Two new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems.

    Grismer, L Lee; Wood, Perry L; Anuar, Shahrul; Grismer, Marta S; Quah, Evan S H; Murdoch, Matthew L; Muin, Mohd Abdul; Davis, Hayden R; Aguilar, César; Klabacka, Randy; Cobos, Anthony J; Aowphol, Anchalee; Sites, Jack W

    2016-01-01

    A new species of limestone cave-adapted gecko of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex, C. hidupselamanya sp. nov., is described from an isolated karst formation at Felda Chiku 7, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. This formation is scheduled to be completely quarried for its mineral content. From what we know about the life history of C. hidupselamanya sp. nov., this will result in its extinction. A new limestone forest-adapted species, C. lenggongensis sp. nov., from the Lenggong Valley, Perak was previously considered to be conspecific with C. bintangrendah but a re-evaluation of morphological, color pattern, molecular, and habitat preference indicates that it too is a unique lineage worthy of specific recognition. Fortunately C. lenggongensis sp. nov. is not facing extinction because its habitat is protected by the UNESCO Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley due to the archaeological significance of that region. Both new species can be distinguished from all other species of Cyrtodactylus based on molecular evidence from the mitochondrial gene ND2 and its flanking tRNAs as well as having unique combinations of morphological and color pattern characteristics. Using a time-calibrated BEAST analysis we inferred that the evolution of a limestone habitat preference and its apparently attendant morphological and color pattern adaptations evolved independently at least four times in the C. pulchellus complex between 26.1 and 0.78 mya. PMID:27394789

  15. Algebraic function operator expectation value based quantum eigenstate determination: A case of twisted or bent Hamiltonian, or, a spatially univariate quantum system on a curved space

    Baykara, N. A.

    2015-12-01

    Recent studies on quantum evolutionary problems in Demiralp's group have arrived at a stage where the construction of an expectation value formula for a given algebraic function operator depending on only position operator becomes possible. It has also been shown that this formula turns into an algebraic recursion amongst some finite number of consecutive elements in a set of expectation values of an appropriately chosen basis set over the natural number powers of the position operator as long as the function under consideration and the system Hamiltonian are both autonomous. This recursion corresponds to a denumerable infinite number of algebraic equations whose solutions can or can not be obtained analytically. This idea is not completely original. There are many recursive relations amongst the expectation values of the natural number powers of position operator. However, those recursions may not be always efficient to get the system energy values and especially the eigenstate wavefunctions. The present approach is somehow improved and generalized form of those expansions. We focus on this issue for a specific system where the Hamiltonian is defined on the coordinate of a curved space instead of the Cartesian one.

  16. Algebraic function operator expectation value based quantum eigenstate determination: A case of twisted or bent Hamiltonian, or, a spatially univariate quantum system on a curved space

    Recent studies on quantum evolutionary problems in Demiralp’s group have arrived at a stage where the construction of an expectation value formula for a given algebraic function operator depending on only position operator becomes possible. It has also been shown that this formula turns into an algebraic recursion amongst some finite number of consecutive elements in a set of expectation values of an appropriately chosen basis set over the natural number powers of the position operator as long as the function under consideration and the system Hamiltonian are both autonomous. This recursion corresponds to a denumerable infinite number of algebraic equations whose solutions can or can not be obtained analytically. This idea is not completely original. There are many recursive relations amongst the expectation values of the natural number powers of position operator. However, those recursions may not be always efficient to get the system energy values and especially the eigenstate wavefunctions. The present approach is somehow improved and generalized form of those expansions. We focus on this issue for a specific system where the Hamiltonian is defined on the coordinate of a curved space instead of the Cartesian one

  17. Inventario de la macrofauna bentónica de sedimentos submareales de la Ensenada de Baiona (Galicia, NO Península Ibérica)

    Moreira, J.; Troncoso, J.S.

    2007-01-01

    Se presenta un inventario de la macrofauna submareal de fondos blandos de la Ensenada de Baiona (Ría de Vigo, Galicia) a partir de los resultados obtenidos en una serie de campañas de muestreo realizadas entre 1995 y 1997. El muestreo comprendió todos los tipos de sustratos sedimentarios submareales presentes en la ensenada, desde fango a grava, entre 2 y 12 m de profundidad. En total, se han identificado a nivel específico 474 taxones pertenecientes a 11 filos, repartidos del sig...

  18. Two Mutations of Basic Residues within the N-Terminus of HMG-1 B Domain with Different Effects on DNA Supercoiling and Binding to Bent DNA

    Štros, Michal

    2001-01-01

    Roč. 40, č. 15 (2001), s. 4769-4779. ISSN 0006-2960 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA7004902; GA ČR GA301/99/0691 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5004920 Keywords : cisplatin-modified DNA * mobility group-1 protein * group chromosomal-proteins Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 4.114, year: 2001

  19. Åbent Hus: Et speciale der gør en forskel - kom og hør hvilke muligheder der er for at skrive speciale ved DMU i Roskilde

    Pedersen, Jens Christian

    2010-01-01

    Kom og hør om mulighederne for at skrive bachelor- og specialeprojekt i de enkelte afdelinger, få en rundvisning og mød evt. en mulig vejleder hvis du allerede har en ide.......Kom og hør om mulighederne for at skrive bachelor- og specialeprojekt i de enkelte afdelinger, få en rundvisning og mød evt. en mulig vejleder hvis du allerede har en ide....

  20. 弯管内壁环向裂纹应力强度因子KI有限元分析%Finite Element Analysis of the Stress Intensity Factors of Bent Pipes with Annular Surface Cracks in the Internal Wall Position

    喻健良; 闻拓; 闫兴清; 伊军

    2012-01-01

    应力强度因子KI是缺陷结构安全评定的必要参数.利用有限元分析软件ANSYS自顶向下建模方法得到弯管内壁环向裂纹模型,并对KI进行计算与分析.结果表明:随裂纹深度α及裂纹半角θ的增大,KI都是先增大后平缓;KI与纵向裂纹角θ1无关;KI随环向裂纹角θ2的变化有3个波峰,自弯管外侧起分别为60°、180°与300°.因此,当α>4 mm,θ>20°且裂纹位于θ2的波峰位置时,结构处于最危险状态,需给予足够关注.

  1. Estudio taxonómico y distribución de los poliquetos bentónicos en la zona intermareal de las provincias de Esmeraldas y Manabí (Ecuador)

    Villamar F., F.

    2005-01-01

    Esta investigación tiene como propósito conocer la actividad biológica de la zona intermareal en el área de la costa ecuatoriana con la finalidad de determinar la taxonomía, distribución y abundancia de los poliquetos intermareales capturados en la zona estudiada, que servirán como línea de base para futuros Estudios de Impacto Ambiental (EIA) por las diversas alteraciones ambientales o contaminantes de origen antropogénica y por obras portuarias.

  2. Hábitats y grupos funcionales alimentarios de los macroinvertebrados bentónicos en la costa bonaerense del Río de la Plata: relación con la contaminación

    Ambrosio, Eugenia Soledad

    2014-01-01

    La calidad ecológica de los ecosistemas está determinada por la interacción de dos ejes principales: la calidad del hábitat, estimada a partir del análisis de los hábitats funcionales y la calidad del agua, estimada a partir del grado de contaminación (características físico-químicas). Esta interacción determina la calidad biótica del sistema, de manera que la estructura y función de los ensambles de macroinvertebrados varían según la intensidad de cada uno de los factores que intervienen. ...

  3. Composição e abundância da fauna de macroinvertebrados bentônicos no cultivo do Camarão Canela(Macrobrachium amazonicum) em cercados

    Dutra, Fabrício Martins

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Diversos trabalhos científicos que abordam o comportamento alimentar de camarões demonstraram que mesmo em sistemas de produção com oferecimento de alimentação exógena, os macroinvertebrados representa uma parte significativa da dieta destes animais. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a pressão imposta à comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentonicos decorrente da presença de Macrobrachium amazonicum, em cultivo de cercados. O estudo foi realizado em viveiros escavados, durante 60...

  4. Estudio de la variabilidad espacio-temporal de las comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentónicos en los ecosistemas fluviales de Cantabria: repercusiones para la aplicación de la Directiva Marco del Agua

    Álvarez Cabria, Mario

    2010-01-01

    RESUMEN: El objetivo de esta tesis es determinar los patrones de variabilidad espacio-temporal que siguen las comunidades de macroinvertebrados en los ríos de Cantabria, aplicando este conocimiento a los procedimientos de evaluación del estado ecológico de los ecosistemas fluviales Cantábricos. La distribución de los macroinvertebrados en los ríos Cantábricos viene principalmente determinada por la complejidad estructural del hábitat, la disponibilidad de los recursos tróficos y el estrés hid...

  5. Disjoint geographical distribution of intertidal and nearshore benthic invertebrates in the Southern Hemisphere Distribuciones geográficas disyuntas de invertebrados bentónicos intermareales y del submareal somero en el Hemisferio Sur

    Castilla, Juan C.; RICARDO GUIÑEZ

    2000-01-01

    Biogeographical explanations for the extant and paleo disjoint geographical distribution in the southern hemisphere of five species of nearshore marine benthic invertebrates: Gaimardia trapesina, Ostrea chilensis, Pyura stolonifera taxonomic complex, Aulacomya ater and Concholepas concholepas, showing distinctive reproductive strategies and early life history characteristics are reviewed and analyzed. Through the use of published and new information we contrasted the following hypotheses: a) ...

  6. Solid-state 13C NMR study of banana liquid crystals - 3: Alkyl-tail-group packing environments of an acute-angle bent-core molecule in the hexagonal columnar and cubic phases

    Kurosu, Hiromichi; Endo, Yumi; Kimura, Saori; Hashimoto, Tomoko; Harada, Motoi; Lee, Eun-Woo; Sone, Masato; Watanabe, Junji; Kang, Sungmin

    2016-02-01

    Solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements were performed on the hexagonal columnar and cubic phases of an acute-angle banana-shaped molecule, N(1,7)-S30. In the hexagonal columnar phase, three peaks appear at the NMR chemical shifts assigned to the internal methylene carbons of alkyl tails, indicating that the two alkyl tails have different packing structures, and one of the tails has two different conformations within a single molecule. Combined cross-polarization/magic-angle spinning and pulse saturation transfer/magic-angle spinning measurements show that one of the alkyl chains is located inside and the other is located outside the columnar structure. In the cubic phase, pulse saturation transfer/magic-angle spinning measurement shows that only one peak appears at the NMR chemical shifts assigned to the internal methylene carbons of alkyl tails, indicating that both of the alkyl chains are located outside the cubic structure.

  7. 大吨位移动塔架缆索吊机架设拱桥施工技术%Construction Techniques for Erecting Arch Bridges with Large Lifting Capacity Cable Crane Mounted on Movable Bents

    王清明

    2000-01-01

    当涂路大桥为5孔连续不等跨、中承式钢筋混凝土薄壁箱形拱桥,采用大吨位(860 kN)移动塔架缆索吊机拼装架设,吊机最大横向移动距离达27.5 m.文章简述了施工过程,重点介绍了缆索吊机的设计,企盼对同类型工程施工有所启发.

  8. Crypsis in early benthic phases of Brachyuran Decapod Crustaceans in central Chile Cripsis en fases bentónicas tempranas de crustáceos decápodos braquiuros en Chile central

    ÁLVARO T. PALMA

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Although common and in some cases of commercial value, little is known about the mechanisms and processes that affect the distribution and abundance of many species of decapod crustaceans, particularly in Chile. All of these species have planktonic larvae that must settle and recruit before becoming part of the adult segments of their populations. For several of these species we have detected the presence of a variety of color morphs in newly settled individuals. The existence of these morphs in Chilean species is comparable with those observed in other latitudes (e.g., coast of the Gulf of Maine. On the other hand, it is characteristic that the occurrence of these patterns only appears during the early juvenile stages and that after reaching a certain size it disappears, with adults being typically monochromatic. The expression of this pattern in the Chilean subtidal seems to be more pronounced in detritivorous species than in carnivorous ones. We propose that the existence of these kind of phenotypic attributes, apparently generalized in brachyuran decapods, could play an important role both from an ecological as well as evolutionary point of viewAunque comunes, y en algunos casos de valor comercial, poco es lo que se conoce acerca de los mecanismos y procesos que afectan la distribución y abundancia de muchas especies de crustáceos decápodos, particularmente en Chile. Todas estas especies poseen larvas planctónicas que deben asentarse y reclutar antes de pasar a formar parte de los segmentos adultos de sus poblaciones. En varias de estas especies hemos detectado la presencia de una variedad de morfos de coloración en individuos recién asentados. La existencia de dichos morfos en especies chilenas es comparable con aquellos observados en otras latitudes (e.g., costa del Golfo de Maine. Por otro lado, es característica la aparición de estos patrones solo durante los estadíos juveniles tempranos y, al alcanzar cierto tamaño, estos desaparecen, siendo los adultos típicamente monocromáticos. La expresión de este patrón en el submareal chileno parece ser más pronunciada en las especies detritívoras que en las carnívoras. Proponemos que la existencia de este tipo de atributos fenotípicos, aparentemente generalizado en decápodos braquiuros, podría jugar un rol importante, tanto desde un punto de vista ecológico como evolutivo

  9. Biodiversity and Chemical Interactions in Antartic Benthic Communities of Deception Island (South Shetland Islands) = Biodiversidad e Interacciones Químicas en las comunidades bentónicas Antárticas en Isla Decepción

    Angulo Preckler, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    This Thesis covers two different topics in Antarctic marine benthic invertebrates. The two main goals are: 1) to improve the knowledge of the biodiversity of the shallow water benthic communities inside Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica), and 2) to establish the chemical ecology of selected Antarctic organisms, by studying the antifouling and antimicrobial activity of their organic extracts. Deception Island is an active volcano on the southwestern end of the...

  10. Foraminíferos bentónicos como indicadores paleoecológicos de la Formación Uscari (Mioceno Temprano-Medio, Cuenca de Limón (Sur, Costa Rica

    Julliet Betancur

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La Formación Uscari (en los ríos Torito y Calvario, y las secciones 3X, Peralta y Alto Guayacán, muestra una somerización desde zonas batiales inferiores hasta zonas neríticas durante el Mioceno Temprano. En el Mioceno Medio cambia nuevamente a zonas batiales no tan profundas como las alcanzadas en el área de 3X, durante el intervalo anterior. Durante el Mioceno Temprano las zonas batiales estuvieron caracterizadas por ambientes eutróficos a mesotróficos depositadas bajo condiciones de surgencia oceánica y flujos de turbidez, a excepción de 3X que muestra una fauna más estable. La somerización hacia zonas neríticas se caracterizó por ambientes oligotróficos, con sustratos duros y arenosos de alta energía, con presencia de arrecifes, algas y aguas cálidas. Durante el Mioceno Medio, las zonas batiales eran oligotróficas y presentaban la menor diversidad de todas las muestras, debido posiblemente a una mayor predación o a un cambio en la circulación de las aguas intermedias por la influencia del Componente de Agua Norte (North Component Water, NCW, precursor de la actual Agua Profunda del Atlántico Norte (North Atlantic Deep Water, NADW, caracterizada por aguas oxigenadas, ricas en carbonatos y pobre en nutrientes. La zona batial del área de estudio se correlaciona con la parte inferior de la quebrada Terciopelo y el Mioceno Temprano del río Reventazón. Tanto los depósitos batiales y abisales de la sección río Reventazón, y el batial medio de la sección quebrada Terciopelo estuvieron sujetas a turbiditas y a la introducción de taxones someros en agua profunda. Durante el Mioceno Temprano Tardío y el Mioceno Medio Temprano, la parte media y superior de la sección quebrada Terciopelo, resultó en la transición de pendiente superior a ambientes de plataforma. La sección tipo del Mioceno Medio temprano de la quebrada Uscari fue depositada en la plataforma continental y se correlaciona tentativamente con la parte superior de la quebrada Terciopelo.

  11. 代数次数为3的6元3维Bent函数的结构分析%Analysis of 3-dimension Bent function of degree 3 on GF6(2)

    张文英; 李世取

    2004-01-01

    Rothus在其文章中指出代数次数为3的6元Bent函数只有3个等价类.本文则推导出代数次数为3的6元Bent函数各等价类中函数的具体结构形式,并由此给出了以任意一个代数次数是3的6元Bent函数为分量的多维Bent函数的构造法.

  12. Caracterización del metabolismo y de la ofrerta de recursos de materia orgánica para los macroinvertebrados bentónicos en una quebrada de montaña de primer orden

    Ospina Rodulfo; Gutiérrez Torres Juan David

    2006-01-01

    Se realizaron medidas de la actividad metabólica de los substratos del bentos en la quebrada La Vieja, Bogotá,
    Colombia. Los datos de metabolismo se extrapolaron a un tramo, con el fin de confrontar estos resultados, con los supuestos del concepto del continuo del río (CCR) para cabeceras. Se obtuvo un factor de corrección para hallar una equivalencia entre el área muestreada y el área real disponible para la actividad microbiana. A una escala de substrato, el epiliton y el musgo m...

  13. Comparative study of the estimated sample size for benthic intertidal species and communities Estudio comparativo del tamaño estimativo de muestra para especies bentónicas intermareales y de la comunidad

    Danielle C Barbiero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine the minimum sample size for studies of community structure and/or dominant species at different heights of a rocky intertidal zone at Rio de Janeiro. Community structure indicators suggested a variation in the minimum surface of 100 to 800 cm , with a minimum of 2 to 8 pro files and at least 20 to 80 quadrant sampling points, depending on the height. Indicators of species abundance suggest 100 cm for Hypnea musciformis and 400 cm for Ulva fasciata, Phragmatopoma lapidosa Kinberg, (1867 and Gymnogongrus griffthsiae at lower heights; 200 cm² for Chthamalus spp. at intermedíate heights; and 800 cm for Littorina ziczac at the greatest height. In general, seven to eight profiles and 10 to 20 sampling points were used. Different sample sizes were related to the abundance and spatial distributions of individual species, which varied at each intertidal height according to the degree of environmental stress.El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el tamaño mínimo de muestra para estudios de estructura de la comunidad y para las especies dominantes a diferentes alturas, en una zona intermareal rocosa en Río de Janeiro. Los indicadores de la estructura de la comunidad sugirieron una variación en la superficie mínima de 100 a 800 cm , 2 a 8 el número mínimo de perfiles y 20 a 80 el número mínimo de puntos de muestreo de cuadrantes, dependiendo en la altura. Los indicadores de abundancia de especies sugieren 100 cm para Hypnea musciformis, 400 cm para Ulva fasciata, Phragmatopoma lapidosa Kinberg, (1867 y Gymnogongrus griffthsiae a las alturas inferiores; 200 cm² para Chthamalus spp. a las alturas mediales y 800 cm para Littorina ziczac a la altura superior. El número de perfiles y puntos de muestreo fue, en general, 7-8 y 10-20, respectivamente. Diferentes tamaños de la muestra fueron relacionados con la abundancia de especies individuales y su distribución espacial, que varían en cada altura de la zona intermareal de acuerdo con el grado de stress ambiental.

  14. Foraminíferos bentónicos como indicadores paleoecológicos de la Formación Uscari (Mioceno Temprano-Medio), Cuenca de Limón (Sur), Costa Rica

    Julliet Betancur

    2014-01-01

    La Formación Uscari (en los ríos Torito y Calvario, y las secciones 3X, Peralta y Alto Guayacán), muestra una somerización desde zonas batiales inferiores hasta zonas neríticas durante el Mioceno Temprano. En el Mioceno Medio cambia nuevamente a zonas batiales no tan profundas como las alcanzadas en el área de 3X, durante el intervalo anterior. Durante el Mioceno Temprano las zonas batiales estuvieron caracterizadas por ambientes eutróficos a mesotróficos depositadas bajo condiciones de surge...

  15. Aplicación de índices de calidad de agua en un arroyo pampeano utilizando macroinvertebrados bentónicos como bioindicadores (Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, Argentina)

    Crettaz-Minaglia, Melina C.; Juárez, Ricardo; Aguer, Irene; Borro, Esteban; Peruzzo, Rubén

    2014-01-01

    Water quality can be evaluated through a set of physical, chemical and environmental variables that characterize the water body under study. These variables, along with the climate impact,hydrological regime and land use, determine the diversity of organisms. Santa Barbara Stream is a loworder stream and is located in the Gualeguaychú Departament, Entre Ríos, in the Pampean Ecorregion. In order to study the water quality, benthonic macroinvertebrates and physical chemical variables were studi...

  16. Pautas de distribución espacio temporales de invertebrados bentónicos en el estuario del Tajo, Portugal: comparación entre marismas intermareales y submareales

    França, Susana; Vinagre, Catarina; Pardal, Miguel A.; Cabral, Henrique N.

    2009-01-01

    Las marismas intermareales son características de muchos sistemas estuáricos y pueden abarcar un componente significativo de las áreas de alimentación disponibles para muchas especies de peces y aves. Por tanto, es crucial determinar la importancia y el papel que juega este hábitat para las diferentes comunidades estuarinas. Se evaluaron las dinámicas espaciales y temporales de las comunidades macrobentónicas en una marisma intermareal del estuario del Tajo, determinando el papel de ...

  17. Evolution in karst massifs: Cryptic diversity among bent-toed geckos along the Truong Son Range with descriptions of three new species and one new country record from Laos.

    Luu, Vinh Quang; Bonkowski, Michael; Nguyen, Truong Quang; Le, Minh Duc; Schneider, Nicole; Ngo, Hanh Thi; Ziegler, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    Species designated as 'cryptic' share a similar morphotype, and are often only clearly separable by molecular data. Cyrtodactylus, the most diverse gecko genus of the family Gekkonidae, is a prime example, because many morphologically similar taxa have only recently been identified as new species as a result of available genetic evidence. However, while cryptic diversity of Cyrtodactylus is already well documented on the Vietnamese side of the Truong Son range, only scarce data is available from central Laos. In this study, we address this issue by means of an integrative approach, which employs morphological, molecular, and ecological data to distinguish cryptic species of the Cyrtodacylus phongnhakebangensis species group primarily distributed along the northern Truong Son Range. Our analyses based on 12 selected morphological characters, a partial mitochondrial gene (COI), and five ecological parameters revealed three undescribed cryptic Cyrtodactylus species from Hin Nam No National Protected Area, which are described as Cyrtodactylus calamei sp. nov., Cyrtodactylus hinnamnoensis sp. nov., and Cyrtodactylus sommerladi sp. nov. A fourth discovered Cyrtodactylus population in Hin Nam No proved to be the first country record of C. cryptus for Laos. Our results highlight the importance of applying an integrative approach to resolving the taxonomy of complex and cryptic species groups, and the role of the Truong Son Range in maintaining the high level of biodiversity over time. PMID:27394811

  18. Estrutura da comunidade de invertebrados bentônicos em dois cursos d'água do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Community structure of benthic invertebrates in two watercourses in Rio Grande do Sul State, southern Brazil

    Alessandra A. P. Bueno

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available The benthic fauna has an important role in the trophic chain of limnic environments, serving as food for fishes and crustaceans. This work aimed to identify and compare, quantitative and qualitatively, the macrobenthic communities from two watercourses in Rio Grande do Sul State. Samplings were done with a Surber sampler, monthly, from September 1999 to August 2000, in one of the creeks forming Tainhas River(29º15'30,2"S, 50º13'12,5"W, around São Francisco de Paula city and in Mineiro Creek (29º30'0,2"S, 50º46'50"W, around Taquara city. At each sampling point, physical and chemical variables of the waters were registered. In the laboratory, the samples were sorted out and the animals identified and quantified. Dissolved oxigen, pH and stream speed were very similar for both environments, whilst conductivity had extreme values. Insects, crustaceans, acari and molluscs dominated in the samples. Abundance, richness and diversity indexes in Tainhas subsidiary had relatively higher average values than Mineiro Creek. Similarity matrix groupings between sampling units indicate three groups. Our research revealed important characteristics of the ecology and distribution of benthic invertebrates, information that can subsidise future environmental monitoring in the region of São Francisco de Paula and Taquara.

  19. A Construction of Relative Difference Set

    ZHANGXi-yong; HANWen-bao

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we give a construction of RDS in Galois ring by using some bent function, and obtain the equivalent relationship between RDS and a kind of bent function. At the same time, its existence is demonstrated.

  20. Crystals channel high-energy beams in the LHC

    CERN Bulletin

    2015-01-01

    Bent crystals can be used to deflect particle beams, as suggested by E. Tsyganov in 1976. Experimental demonstrations have been carried out for four decades in various laboratories worldwide. In recent tests, a bent crystal inserted into the LHC beam halo successfully channelled and deflected 6.5 TeV protons into an absorber, with reduced secondary irradiation.    Quasimosaic crystal for the LHC (developed by PNPI). Bent crystal technology was introduced at CERN and further developed for the LHC by the UA9 Collaboration. For about ten years, experts from CERN, INFN (Italy), Imperial College (UK), LAL (France), and PNPI, IHEP and JINR (Russia) have been investigating the advantages of using bent crystals in the collimation systems of high-energy hadron colliders. A bent crystal replacing the primary collimator can deflect the incoming halo deeply inside the secondary collimators, improving their absorption efficiency. “The bent crystals we have just tested at the world-record en...