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  1. The ACME Electron EDM Search

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    West, Adam; Demille, David; Lasner, Zack; O'Leary, Brendon; Baron, Jacob; Doyle, John; Gabrielse, Gerald; Hutzler, Nicholas; Panda, Cristian; Petrik, Elizabeth; ACME Collaboration

    2015-05-01

    We recently improved the limit on the electron electric dipole moment (eEDM), de, by an order of magnitude. An eEDM-induced energy shift consistent with zero implied a limit |de | < 9 . 6 ×10-29 e cm × (Eeff' /Eeff) (90 % c.l.). Eeff (Eeff') is the true (mean calculated = 78 GV/cm) value of the effective E -field acting on de. We are implementing various upgrades to substantially enhance usable molecule flux. These include a new type of buffer gas beam source based on a high-yield thermochemical reaction, coherent state preparation via STIRAP, and electrostatic focusing of the molecular beam. Preliminary tests demonstrated significant improvement in molecule number and we anticipate an overall factor of 100 increase. This would enable a tenfold improvement in statistical sensitivity, which would probe interactions at scales up to 10 TeV. Modifications are also being made to suppress the largest systematic errors associated with our previous result to reduce these below our projected statistical sensitivity. Supported by NSF and the Precision Measurement Grants Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  2. Search for electron EDM with laser cooled radioactive atom

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    Inoue, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Harada, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, T.; Kawamura, H.; Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T.; Aoki, T.; Furukawa, T.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Imai, K.; Murakami, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Wakasa, T.; Yoshida, H. P.; Sakemi, Y.

    2013-05-01

    The permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the elementary particle has the sensitivity to the CP violation in the theories beyond the standard model (SM). The search for the EDM constitutes the stringent test to discriminate between the SM and beyond it. We plan to perform the electron EDM search by using the laser cooled francium (Fr) atom which has the largest enhancement factor of the electron EDM in the alkali atoms. In this paper, the present status of the laser cooled Fr factory that is being constructed at Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (CYRIC), Tohoku University are reported.

  3. Searching for the electron EDM in a storage ring

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    Searches for permanent electric dipole moments (EDM) of fundamental particles have been underway for more than 50 years with null results. Still, such searches are of great interest because EDMs arise from radiative corrections involving processes that violate parity and time-reversal symmetries, and through the CPT theorem, are sensitive to CP-violation. New models of physics beyond the standard model predict new sources of CP-violation leading to dramatically enhanced EDMs possibly within the reach of a new generation of experiments. We describe a new approach to electron EDM searches using molecular ions stored in a tabletop electrostatic storage ring. Molecular ions with long-lived paramagnetic states such as tungsten nitride WN+ can be injected and stored in larger numbers and with longer coherence times than competing experiments, leading to high sensitivity to an electron EDM. Systematic effects mimicking an EDM such as those due to motional magnetic fields and geometric phases are found not to limit the approach in the short term, and sensitivities of ?|de| ? 10-30 e·cm/day appear possible under conservative conditions.

  4. Neutron-Electron EDM Correlations in Supersymmetry and Prospects for EDM Searches

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    Abel, S; Lebedev, O.

    2005-01-01

    Motivated by recent progress in experimental techniques of electric dipole moment (EDM) measurements, we study correlations between the neutron and electron EDMs in common supersymmetric models. These include minimal supergravity (mSUGRA) with small CP phases, mSUGRA with a heavy SUSY spectrum, the decoupling scenario and split SUSY. In most cases, the electron and neutron EDMs are found to be observable in the next round of EDM experiments. They exhibit certain correlation ...

  5. Observable Electron EDM and Leptogenesis

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    Joaquim, F. R.; Masina, I.; Riotto, A.

    2007-01-01

    In the context of the minimal supersymmetric seesaw model, the CP-violating neutrino Yukawa couplings might induce an electron EDM. The same interactions may also be responsible for the generation of the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe via leptogenesis. We identify in a model-independent way those patterns within the seesaw models which predict an electron EDM at a level probed by planned laboratory experiments and show that negative searches on \\tau-> e \\gamma dec...

  6. Electron EDM searches based on alkali or alkaline earth bearing molecules

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    Meyer, Edmund R.; John L. Bohn

    2009-01-01

    We introduce four new molecules -- YbRb, YbCs, YbSr$^+$, and YbBa$^+$ -- that may prove fruitful in experimental searches for the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron. These molecules can, in principle, be prepared at extremely low temperatures by photoassociating ultracold atoms, and therefore may present an advantage over molecular beam experiments. Here we discuss properties of these molecules and assess the effective electric fields they contribute to an electron...

  7. Advanced cold molecule electron EDM

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    Measurement of a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron within a few orders of magnitude of the current best limit of |de| -27 e x cm [1] would be an indication of physics beyond the Standard Model. The ACME Collaboration is searching for an electron EDM by performing a precision measurement of electron spin precession in the metastable H3?1 state of thorium monoxide (ThO) using a slow, cryogenic beam. We discuss the current status of the experiment. Based on a data set acquired from 14 hours of running time over a period of 2 days, we have achieved a 1-sigma statistical uncertainty of ?de = 1 x 10-28 e x cm/?T, where T is the running time in days. (authors)

  8. Advanced cold molecule electron EDM

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    Campbell Wesley C.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Measurement of a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM of the electron within a few orders of magnitude of the current best limit of |de| < 1.05 × 10?27?e?cm [1] would be an indication of physics beyond the Standard Model. The ACME Collaboration is searching for an electron EDM by performing a precision measurement of electron spin precession in the metastable H3?1 state of thorium monoxide (ThO using a slow, cryogenic beam. We discuss the current status of the experiment. Based on a data set acquired from 14 hours of running time over a period of 2 days, we have achieved a 1-sigma statistical uncertainty of ?de = 1 × 10?28?e?cm/?T, where T is the running time in days.

  9. Search for permanent EDM using laser cooled Fr atoms

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    Kawamura, Hirokazu; Aoki, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Furukawa, T.; Harada, K.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Imai, K.; Inoue, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, T.; Murakami, T.; Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Wakasa, T.; Yoshida, H. P.; Sakemi, Y.

    2013-03-01

    The existence of a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM) implies the violation of time reversal symmetry. As the time-reversal symmetry violation predicted by the Standard Model (SM) for the electron EDM is too small to be observed with current experimental techniques and any a non-zero EDM would indicate new physics beyond the SM. The tiny signal from the electron EDM is enhanced in the heavy atoms such as francium (Fr). We are constructing the laser-cooled Fr factory to search for the electron EDM.

  10. Search for permanent EDM using laser cooled Fr atoms

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    The existence of a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM) implies the violation of time reversal symmetry. As the time-reversal symmetry violation predicted by the Standard Model (SM) for the electron EDM is too small to be observed with current experimental techniques and any a non-zero EDM would indicate new physics beyond the SM. The tiny signal from the electron EDM is enhanced in the heavy atoms such as francium (Fr). We are constructing the laser-cooled Fr factory to search for the electron EDM.

  11. Search for permanent EDM using laser cooled Fr atoms

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    Kawamura, Hirokazu, E-mail: kawamura@cyric.tohoku.ac.jp [Tohoku University, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (Japan); Aoki, T. [University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Japan); Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S. [Tohoku University, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (Japan); Furukawa, T. [Tokyo Metropolitan University, Department of Physics (Japan); Harada, K. [Tohoku University, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (Japan); Hatakeyama, A. [Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Applied Physics (Japan); Hatanaka, K. [Osaka University, Research Center for Nuclear Physics (Japan); Hayamizu, T. [Tohoku University, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (Japan); Imai, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Advanced Science Research Center (Japan); Inoue, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, T. [Tohoku University, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (Japan); Murakami, T. [Kyoto University, Department of Physics (Japan); Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T. [Tohoku University, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (Japan); Shimizu, Y. [Tohoku University, Department of Physics (Japan); Wakasa, T. [Kyushu University, Department of Physics (Japan); Yoshida, H. P. [Osaka University, Research Center for Nuclear Physics (Japan); and others

    2013-03-15

    The existence of a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM) implies the violation of time reversal symmetry. As the time-reversal symmetry violation predicted by the Standard Model (SM) for the electron EDM is too small to be observed with current experimental techniques and any a non-zero EDM would indicate new physics beyond the SM. The tiny signal from the electron EDM is enhanced in the heavy atoms such as francium (Fr). We are constructing the laser-cooled Fr factory to search for the electron EDM.

  12. CKM benchmarks for electron EDM experiments

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    Pospelov, Maxim; Ritz, Adam

    2013-01-01

    All current experiments searching for an electron EDM d_e are performed with atoms and diatomic molecules. Motivated by significant recent progress in searches for an EDM-type signal in diatomic molecules with an uncompensated electron spin, we provide an estimate for the expected signal in the Standard Model due to the CKM phase. We find that the main contribution originates from the effective electron-nucleon operator $\\bar{e} i\\gamma_5 e \\bar{N}N$, induced by a combinatio...

  13. Search for a permanent EDM using laser cooled radioactive atom

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    Kawamura, Hirokazu; Ando, S.; Aoki, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Harada, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Inoue, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, K.; Kato, T.; Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T.; Uchiyama, A.; Aoki, T.; Furukawa, T.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Imai, K.; Murakami, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Wakasa, T.; Yoshida, H. P.; Sakemi, Y.

    2014-03-01

    The search for the electric-dipole moment (EDM) of laser-cooled francium (Fr) atoms could lead to a measurement for the electron EDM. It is predicted that the electron EDM would be enhanced by approximately three orders of magnitude in heavy atoms such as Fr. Laser-cooling and trapping techniques are expected to suppress statistical and systematic errors in precision measurements. The magneto-optical trap was achieved using stable rubidium in a developing factory of laser-cooled radioactive atoms. In light of the results from the rubidium experiments, we found that an upgrade of each apparatus is preferred for Fr trapping.

  14. Search for a permanent EDM using laser cooled radioactive atom

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    Kawamura Hirokazu; Ando S.; Arikawa H.; Ezure S.; Harada K.; Hayamizu T.; Inoue T.; Ishikawa T; Itoh M.; Kato K; Kato T.; Nataraj H. S.; Sato T.; Uchiyama A.; Aoki T.

    2014-01-01

    The search for the electric-dipole moment (EDM) of laser-cooled francium (Fr) atoms could lead to a measurement for the electron EDM. It is predicted that the electron EDM would be enhanced by approximately three orders of magnitude in heavy atoms such as Fr. Laser-cooling and trapping techniques are expected to suppress statistical and systematic errors in precision measurements. The magneto-optical trap was achieved using stable rubidium in a developing factory of laser-cooled radioactive a...

  15. Search for a permanent EDM using laser cooled radioactive atom

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    Kawamura Hirokazu

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The search for the electric-dipole moment (EDM of laser-cooled francium (Fr atoms could lead to a measurement for the electron EDM. It is predicted that the electron EDM would be enhanced by approximately three orders of magnitude in heavy atoms such as Fr. Laser-cooling and trapping techniques are expected to suppress statistical and systematic errors in precision measurements. The magneto-optical trap was achieved using stable rubidium in a developing factory of laser-cooled radioactive atoms. In light of the results from the rubidium experiments, we found that an upgrade of each apparatus is preferred for Fr trapping.

  16. A powerful search for EDMS 6

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    2015-01-01

    Since the end of May, EDMS 6 has featured a brand new search solution. You might have already noticed the changes if you have run the search recently. We have integrated EDMS with the central CERN Search service, allowing EDMS to benefit from the central engine for queries and CERN search from EDMS public data, which can now be found directly via the CERN Search portal. The integration is a result of a very successful collaboration between the EDMS and the CERN Search teams.   What’s new in EDMS search The most important advantage of the new search is enabling searches in the files. While in the old search you could query only the document metadata, now the search also scans the content of the files attached to the documents. This allows for more relevant results, as the hit may be found both in the metadata or in the file. The result is displayed in the Documents & Files tab and the small icon indicates whether the object in which the queried terms were found is a file or a docume...

  17. AC Stark effect in ThO $H^3\\Delta_1$ for the electron EDM search

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    Petrov, A N

    2015-01-01

    A method and code for calculations of diatomic molecules in the external variable electromagnetic field have been developed. Code applied for calculation of systematics in the electron's electric dipole moment search experiment on ThO $H^3\\Delta_1$ state related to geometric phases, including dependence on $\\Omega$-doublet, rotational level, and external static electric field. It is found that systematics decrease cubically with respect to the frequency of the rotating transverse component of the electric field. Calculation confirms that experiment on ThO $H^3\\Delta_1$ state is very robust against systematic errors related to geometric phases.

  18. Zeeman interaction in ThO $H^3\\Delta_1$ for the electron EDM search

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    Petrov, A N; Titov, A V; Hutzler, N R; Hess, P W; O'Leary, B R; Spaun, B; DeMille, D; Gabrielse, G; Doyle, J M

    2014-01-01

    The current limit on the electron's electric dipole moment, $|d_\\mathrm{e}|<8.7\\times 10^{-29} e {\\cdotp} {\\rm cm}$ (90% confidence), was set using the molecule thorium monoxide (ThO) in the $J=1$ rotational level of its $H ^3\\Delta_1$ electronic state [Science $\\bf 343$, 269 (2014)]. This state in ThO is very robust against systematic errors related to magnetic fields or geometric phases, due in part to its $\\Omega$-doublet structure. These systematics can be further suppressed by operating the experiment under conditions where the $g$-factor difference between the $\\Omega$-doublets is minimized. We consider the $g$-factors of the ThO $H^3\\Delta_1$ state both experimentally and theoretically, including dependence on $\\Omega$-doublets, rotational level, and external electric field. The calculated and measured values are in good agreement. We find that the $g$-factor difference between $\\Omega$-doublets is smaller in $J=2$ than in $J=1$, and reaches zero at an experimentally accessible electric field. This ...

  19. Search for a permanent EDM with laser cooled radioactive atom

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    Sakemi, Yasuhiro

    2014-09-01

    To explore the mechanism for the generation of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe, the study on fundamental symmetry violation using the trapped radioactive atoms with laser cooling techniques is being promoted. An Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) of the elementary particle is a good prove to observe the phenomena beyond the Standard Model. A finite value of EDM means the violation of the time reversal symmetry, and the CP violation under the CPT invariance. In paramagnetic atoms, an electron EDM results in an atomic EDM enhanced by the factor of the 3rd power of the charge of the nucleus due the relativistic effects. A heaviest alkali element francium (Fr), which is the radioactive atom, has the largest enhancement factor K ~ 895 in atomic system. Then, we are developing a high intensity laser cooled Fr factory at Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (CYRIC), Tohoku University to search for the EDM of Fr with the accuracy of 10-29 e cm. To overcome the current accuracy limit of the EDM, it is necessary to realize the high intensity Fr source and to reduce the systematic error due to the motional magnetic field and inhomogeneous applied field. To reduce the dominant component of the systematic errors mentioned above, we will confine the Fr atoms in the small region with the Magneto-Optical Trap (MOT) and optical lattice using the laser cooling and trapping techniques. The construction of the experimental apparatus is making progress, and the new thermal ionizer already produces the Fr of ~ 10 6 ions/s with the primary beam intensity 200 nA. The extracted Fr ion beam is transported to the neutralizer, which is located 10 m downstream, and the produced neutral Fr atoms are introduced into the MOT to load the next trapping system such as the optical dipole force trap and optical lattice. The coherence time will be increased in the laser trapping system, and the present status of the experiment will be reported.

  20. Search for a permanent EDM using laser cooled radioactive atom

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    An Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) of the elementary particle is a good prove to observe the phenomena beyond the Standard Model. A non-zero EDM shows the violation of the time reversal symmetry, and under the CPT invariance it means the CP violation. In paramagnetic atoms, an electron EDM results in an atomic EDM enhanced by the factor of the 3rd power of the charge of the nucleus due the relativistic effects. A heaviest alkali element francium (Fr), which is the radioactive atom, has the largest enhancement factor K ? 895. Then, we are developing a high intensity laser cooled Fr factory at Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (CYRIC), Tohoku University to perform the search for the EDM of Fr with the accuracy of 10-29 e · cm. The important points to overcome the current accuracy limit of the EDM are to realize the high intensity Fr source and to reduce the systematic error due to the motional magnetic field and inhomogeneous applied field. To reduce the dominant component of the systematic errors mentioned above, we will confine the Fr atoms in the small region with the Magneto-Optical Trap and optical lattice using the laser cooling and trapping techniques. The construction of the experimental apparatus is making progress, and the new thermal ionizer already produces the Fr of ?106 ions/s with the primary beam intensity 200 nA. The developments of the laser system and optical equipments are in progress, and the present status and future plan of the experimental project is reported.

  1. Search for a permanent EDM using laser cooled radioactive atom

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    Sakemi, Y; Harada, K; Hayamizu, T; Itoh, M; Kawamura, H; Liu, S; Nataraj, H S; Oikawa, A; Saito, M; Sato, T; Yoshida, H P [Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan); Aoki, T [Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan); Hatakeyama, A [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan); Murakami, T; Imai, K [Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Hatanaka, K [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Wakasa, T [Department Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Shimizu, Y [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan); Uchida, M, E-mail: sakemi@cyric.tohoku.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-855 (Japan)

    2011-07-20

    An Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) of the elementary particle is a good prove to observe the phenomena beyond the Standard Model. A non-zero EDM shows the violation of the time reversal symmetry, and under the CPT invariance it means the CP violation. In paramagnetic atoms, an electron EDM results in an atomic EDM enhanced by the factor of the 3rd power of the charge of the nucleus due the relativistic effects. A heaviest alkali element francium (Fr), which is the radioactive atom, has the largest enhancement factor K {approx} 895. Then, we are developing a high intensity laser cooled Fr factory at Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (CYRIC), Tohoku University to perform the search for the EDM of Fr with the accuracy of 10{sup -29} e {center_dot} cm. The important points to overcome the current accuracy limit of the EDM are to realize the high intensity Fr source and to reduce the systematic error due to the motional magnetic field and inhomogeneous applied field. To reduce the dominant component of the systematic errors mentioned above, we will confine the Fr atoms in the small region with the Magneto-Optical Trap and optical lattice using the laser cooling and trapping techniques. The construction of the experimental apparatus is making progress, and the new thermal ionizer already produces the Fr of {approx}10{sup 6} ions/s with the primary beam intensity 200 nA. The developments of the laser system and optical equipments are in progress, and the present status and future plan of the experimental project is reported.

  2. Light ion EDM search in magnetic storage rings

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    Permanent electric dipole moments (EDMs) violate parity and time-reversal symmetry. Within the Standard Model (SM), they require CP violation and are many orders of magnitude below present experimental sensitivity. Many extensions of the SM predict much larger EDMs, which are therefore an excellent probe for the existence of 'new physics.' So far only electrically neutral systems were used for sensitive searches of EDMs. Several techniques, based on storing fast particles in a magnetic storage ring, are being developed to probe charged particles for an EDM. With the introduction of these novel experimental methods, high sensitivity for charged systems, in particular light nuclei, is within reach.

  3. Towards the measurement of the electron EDM with laser cooled francium atoms

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    Kawamura, Hirokazu; Ando, S.; Aoki, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Harada, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Inoue, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, K.; Sakamoto, K.; Uchiyama, A.; Aoki, T.; Furukawa, T.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Imai, K.; Murakami, T.; Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Yoshida, H. P.; Wakasa, T.; Sakemi, Y.

    2014-09-01

    The electric dipole moment (EDM) of a particle is a probe into new physics beyond the standard model. The electron EDM might be observed with an enhancement in heavier paramagnetic atoms. Francium (Fr), whose electron structure is useful for laser-cooling and trapping, has a large enhancement factor. Fr produced at high temperature via a fusion reaction will be laser-cooled and trapped in an optical lattice where the EDM is measured. The magneto-optical trapping of Fr is required in advance of the lattice trapping. The technique observing a small number of atoms makes it easy to search for the resonant frequency of Fr. The improvement of the beam purity should lead to a more efficient trap. The techniques towards Fr trapping and EDM measurement have been developed. The electric dipole moment (EDM) of a particle is a probe into new physics beyond the standard model. The electron EDM might be observed with an enhancement in heavier paramagnetic atoms. Francium (Fr), whose electron structure is useful for laser-cooling and trapping, has a large enhancement factor. Fr produced at high temperature via a fusion reaction will be laser-cooled and trapped in an optical lattice where the EDM is measured. The magneto-optical trapping of Fr is required in advance of the lattice trapping. The technique observing a small number of atoms makes it easy to search for the resonant frequency of Fr. The improvement of the beam purity should lead to a more efficient trap. The techniques towards Fr trapping and EDM measurement have been developed. Supported by MEXT/JSPS KAKENHI Grants (21104005, 25610112 and 26220705) and Tohoku University's Focused Research Project.

  4. EDM searches at storage rings with Wien filters

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    Future searches of an EDM of protons and deuterons at COSY storage ring in Juelich, envision the use of Wien filter acting as spin rotator. Crucial idea is that Wien filter produces spin kicks which give a growth of the EDM signal. In all approaches one starts with the injection of the vertically polarized beam. Radiofrequency Wien filter modulates spin tune of stored particles. If EDM is non-zero this modulation conspires with the EDM-induced rotation of the spin in the motional electric field in the ring and generates the EDM signal - the in-plane horizontal polarization. We discuss the duality between RF spin flipper and RF Wien filter and we argue why spin coherence time is equal for two devices. Another case is static Wien filter with constant fields. Behavior of spin vector is the same, but the machine is operated exactly at imperfection resonance (for protons, G?=2), which drastically decreases spin coherence time. Last case is more promising but it needs supercompensated magnetic lattice, an option which has to be studied further.

  5. Magnetic Field Stabilization for 129Xe EDM Search Experiment

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    Furukawa, Takeshi; Inoue, Takeshi; Nanao, Tsubasa; Yoshimi, Akihiro; Tsuchiya, Masato; Hayashi, Hironori; Uchida, Makoto; Asahi, Koichiro

    2011-09-01

    Magnetic field stabilization is a crucial condition parameter for many kinds of ultra-high precision measurements such as a search for an electric dipole moment (EDM). The instability of magnetic field strength often arises from the drift of current flow in a solenoid coil to generate the magnetic field. For our EDM search experiment with maser oscillating diamagnetic 129Xe atoms, we have developed a new stabilized current source based on a feedback system which is devised to correct the amount of current flow measured precisely with high-precision digital multimeter and standard resistor. Using this new current source, we have successfully reduced the drifts of coil current by at least a factor of 100 compared to commercially available current sources.

  6. Magnetic Field Stabilization for 129Xe EDM Search Experiment

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    Magnetic field stabilization is a crucial condition parameter for many kinds of ultra-high precision measurements such as a search for an electric dipole moment (EDM). The instability of magnetic field strength often arises from the drift of current flow in a solenoid coil to generate the magnetic field. For our EDM search experiment with maser oscillating diamagnetic 129Xe atoms, we have developed a new stabilized current source based on a feedback system which is devised to correct the amount of current flow measured precisely with high-precision digital multimeter and standard resistor. Using this new current source, we have successfully reduced the drifts of coil current by at least a factor of 100 compared to commercially available current sources.

  7. 129Xe EDM Search Experiment Using Active Nuclear Spin Maser

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    Sato, Tomoya; Ichikawa, Yuichi; Ohtomo, Yuichi; Sakamoto, Yu; Kojima, Shuichiro; Suzuki, Takahiro; Shirai, Hazuki; Chikamori, Masatoshi; Hikota, Eri; Miyatake, Hirokazu; Nanao, Tsubasa; Suzuki, Kunifumi; Tsuchiya, Masato; Inoue, Takeshi; Furukawa, Takeshi; Yoshimi, Akihiro; Bidinosti, Christopher P.; Ino, Takashi; Ueno, Hideki; Matsuo, Yukari; Fukuyama, Takeshi; Asahi, Koichiro

    An active nuclear spin maser, which enables a precision measurement of spin precession frequency, is employed in the experimental search for permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) in the diamagnetic atom 129Xe. In order to eliminate systematic errors which limit the sensitivity of the experiment to an EDM, the following tactics are adopted: (i) 3He comagnetometry for the cancellation of long-term drifts in the external magnetic fields and (ii) double-cell geometry for the mitigation of frequency shifts due to interaction of 129Xe spin with polarized Rb atoms. In the present work, the design for the double-cell has been changed and a magnetic shield-coil system to provide a highly homogeneous magnetic field has been newly introduced. Thanks to increased polarization and longer 3He spin relaxation time, the dual-species maser of 129Xe and 3He in a double-cell geometry operated successfully. Our experiment is now at the stage of assembling these separate technical elements in order to start the measurement of 129Xe EDM in the 10-28 ecm region.

  8. Studies of systematic limitations in the EDM searches at storage rings

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    Future experiments on search for the EDM of protons and deuterons at COSY will make use of the E/B- fields to drive the EDM-induced spin precession. One of the options is the so-called radiofrequency Wien-filter. It excerpts zero Lorentz force on the beam, is EDM-transparent, but rotates the magnetic moment (MDM) of the beam particles by which it generates the frequency modulation of the spin tune. This modulation causes a coupling to the EDM precession in the constant motional electric field in the ring and the buildup of the EDM signal under the resonance condition. The troubling issue is that, alongside with the radial motional E-field, the so-called imperfection, radial and longitudinal B-fields from the magnet misalignments abound in the ring. The Wien-filter frequency modulation of the spin tune couples the MDM to the imperfection magnetic fields in precisely the same manner as the EDM couples to the motional electric field in the ring and the imperfection magnetic fields emerge as one of the principal sources of the systematic background to the EDM signal. Upon half a century of experimentation with neutrons, the upper bound of the neutron EDM is at the level of almost 10-12 of the neutron MDM. This indicates a challenge one faces in disentangling the true EDM signal from the MDM induced signal and the compensation for imperfection fields.

  9. EDM 1.0: Electron direct methods

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    A computer program designed to provide a number of quantitative analysis tools for high-resolution imaging and electron diffraction data is described. The program includes basic image manipulation, both real space and reciprocal space image processing, Wiener-filtering, symmetry averaging, methods for quantification of electron diffraction patterns and two-dimensional direct methods. The program consists of a number of sub-programs written in a combination of C++, C and Fortran. It can be downloaded either as GNU source code or as binaries and has been compiled and verified on a wide range of platforms, both Unix based and PC's. Elements of the design philosophy as well as future possible extensions are described

  10. Enhanced Electron EDM with Minimal Flavor Violation

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    Tandean, Jusak

    2015-06-01

    The latest data from the ACME experiment have led to the most stringent limit to date on the electric dipole moment de of the electron. Nevertheless, the standard model (SM) prediction for de is many orders of magnitude below the new result, making this observable a powerful probe for physics beyond the SM. We perform a model-independent study of de in the SM plus right handed neutrinos and its extension with the seesaw mechanism under the framework of minimal flavor violation (MFV). We find that de crucially depends on whether neutrinos are Dirac or Majorana fermions. In the Majorana case, de can reach its measured bound, which therefore constrains the scale of MFV to be above a few hundred GeV. We also consider extra CP-violating sources in the Yukawa couplings of the right-handed neutrinos. Such new sources can have important effects on de.

  11. Development of an electric field application system with transparent electrodes towards the electron EDM measurement with laser-cooled Fr atoms

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    Ishikawa, Taisuke; Ando, Shun; Aoki, Takahiro; Arikawa, Hiroshi; Harada, Ken-Ichi; Hayamizu, Tomohiro; Inoue, Takeshi; Itoh, Masatoshi; Kawamura, Hirokazu; Kato, Ko; Sakamoto, Kosuke; Uchiyama, Aiko; Sakemi, Yasuhiro

    2014-09-01

    The permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of elementary particles is a good probe for new physics beyond the standard model. Since the francium (Fr) atom has a large enhancement factor of the electron EDM and laser-cooled atoms can have long coherence times, we plan to utilize laser-cooled Fr atoms for the electron EDM search experiment. Besides, a strong electric field is one of key issues for the EDM experiment. Recently, we have embarked on a development of the electric field application system with transparent electrodes coated by tin-doped indium oxide (ITO). The ITO electrodes break the difficulty in the coexistence of electrodes with several cooling laser lights. The actual electric field applied to the atom is evaluated by measuring the dc Stark shift for the laser-cooled rubidium atoms. In this presentation, the present status of the electric field application system will be reported. The permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of elementary particles is a good probe for new physics beyond the standard model. Since the francium (Fr) atom has a large enhancement factor of the electron EDM and laser-cooled atoms can have long coherence times, we plan to utilize laser-cooled Fr atoms for the electron EDM search experiment. Besides, a strong electric field is one of key issues for the EDM experiment. Recently, we have embarked on a development of the electric field application system with transparent electrodes coated by tin-doped indium oxide (ITO). The ITO electrodes break the difficulty in the coexistence of electrodes with several cooling laser lights. The actual electric field applied to the atom is evaluated by measuring the dc Stark shift for the laser-cooled rubidium atoms. In this presentation, the present status of the electric field application system will be reported. This work is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 26220705) and Tohoku University's Focused Research Project.

  12. Electron EDM as a Sensitive Probe of PeV Scale Physics

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    Ibrahim, Tarek; Itani, Ahmad; Nath, Pran(Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA)

    2014-01-01

    We give a quantitative analysis of the electric dipole moments as a probe of high scale physics. We focus on the electric dipole moment of the electron since the limit on it is the most stringent. Further, theoretical computations of it are free of QCD uncertainties. The analysis presented here first explores the probe of high scales via electron EDM within MSSM where the contributions to the electric dipole moment (EDM) arise from the chargino and the neutralino exchanges i...

  13. Knowledge management and electronic publishing for the CNAO with EDMS

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    The Italian Government has recently approved the construction of a National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO). TERA (Foundation for Oncological Hadrontherapy) will lead the high technology projects of the CNAO, whose machine design is a spin-off to the medical world of the collaboration with CERN. The CERN EDMS (Engineering Data Management System) was initially launched at CERN to support the LHC project but has since become a general service available for all divisions and recognized experiments. As TERA is closely associated to CERN, TERA decided to profit from EDMS and to use it to support the ambitious Quality Assurance plan for the CNAO project. With this EDMS project TERA transfers know-how that has been developed in the HEP Community to a social sector of major importance that also has high-density information management needs. The features available in the CERN EDMS system provide the tools for managing the complete lifecycle of any technical document including a distributed approval process and a controlled distributed collaborative work environment using the World Wide Web. The system allows management of structures representing projects and relative documents including drawings within working contexts and with a customisable release procedure. TERA is customizing CERN EDMS to document the CNAO project activities, to ensure that the medical accelerator and its auxiliary installations can be properly managed throughout its lifecycle, from design to maintenance and possibly dismantling. The technical performance requirements of EDMS are identical to those for LHC and CERN in general. The authors will describe what they have learned about how to set-up an EDMS project, and how it benefits a challenging initiative like the CNAO Project of the TERA collaboration. The knowledge managed by the system will facilitate later installations of similar centers (planned for Lyon and Stockholm) and will allow the reuse of experience gained in Italy

  14. Experimental search for the electron electric dipole moment with laser cooled francium atoms

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    Inoue, T.; Ando, S.; Aoki, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Harada, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, K.; Kawamura, H.; Uchiyama, A.; Aoki, T.; Asahi, K.; Furukawa, T.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Imai, K.; Murakami, T.; Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Wakasa, T.; Yoshida, H. P.; Yoshimi, A.; Sakemi, Y.

    2015-04-01

    A laser cooled heavy atom is one of the candidates to search for the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron due to the enhancement mechanism and its long coherence time. The laser cooled francium (Fr) factory has been constructed to perform the electron EDM search at the Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University. The present status of Fr production and the EDM measurement system is presented.

  15. Mercury Monohalides: Suitability for Electron Electric Dipole Moment Searches

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    Prasannaa, V S; Vutha, A. C.; Abe, M.; Das, B.P.

    2014-01-01

    Heavy polar diatomic molecules are the primary tools for searching for the T-violating permanent electric dipole moment of the electron (eEDM). Valence electrons in some molecules experience extremely large effective electric fields due to relativistic interactions. These large effective electric fields are crucial to the success of polar-molecule-based eEDM search experiments. Here we report on the results of relativistic ab initio calculations of the effective electric fie...

  16. EDM planning using ETEAPOT with a resurrected AGS Electron Analogue ring

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    Talman, Richard M

    2015-01-01

    There has been much recent interest in directly measuring the electric dipole moments (EDM) of the proton and the electron. Such a measurement will require storing a polarized beam of "frozen spin" particles in an all-electric storage ring. Only one such relativistic electric accelerator has ever been built---the "Electron Analogue" ring at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1954. By chance this electron ring, long since dismantled, would have been appropriate both for measuring the electron EDM and to serve as an inexpensive prototype for the arguably more promising, but ten times more expensive, proton EDM measurement. Today it is cheaper yet to "resurrect" the Electron Analogue ring by simulating its performance computationally. This is one purpose for the present paper. To set up these calculations has required a kind of "archeological physics" to reconstitute the detailed Electron Analogue lattice design. The new UAL/ETEAPOT code, described in detail in an accompanying paper, has been developed for modeli...

  17. Feasibility of maintaining in-plane polarization for a storage ring EDM search

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    Stephenson, Edward; Storage Ring EDM Collaboration

    2014-09-01

    A search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) on charged particles using a storage ring requires beam polarization lifetimes approaching 1000 s for in-plane polarization. A feasibility study using beam bunching and sextupole field adjustment is underway with a 0.97-GeV/c vector-polarized deuteron beam at COSY. The polarimeter consists of a thick carbon target positioned at the edge of the beam and the EDDA scintillation detectors. The DAQ system assigns a clock time to each polarimeter event. Once calibrated against the RF-cavity, the clock time is used to select events associated with a maximal sideways polarization (precessing at 120 kHz). With this tool, the in-plane polarization magnitude is tracked versus time. Electron cooling reduces the depolarization from finite emittance and second-order momentum spread acting through synchrotron oscillations. Further lifetime improvement to the level of hundreds of seconds is achieved by adjusting sextupole fields located in the COSY ring arcs at places of large transverse beta functions and dispersion. The dependence of the reciprocal of the lifetime on sextupole field strength is nearly linear, permitting an easy location of the best field values. These typically occur near loci of zero chromaticity. A search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) on charged particles using a storage ring requires beam polarization lifetimes approaching 1000 s for in-plane polarization. A feasibility study using beam bunching and sextupole field adjustment is underway with a 0.97-GeV/c vector-polarized deuteron beam at COSY. The polarimeter consists of a thick carbon target positioned at the edge of the beam and the EDDA scintillation detectors. The DAQ system assigns a clock time to each polarimeter event. Once calibrated against the RF-cavity, the clock time is used to select events associated with a maximal sideways polarization (precessing at 120 kHz). With this tool, the in-plane polarization magnitude is tracked versus time. Electron cooling reduces the depolarization from finite emittance and second-order momentum spread acting through synchrotron oscillations. Further lifetime improvement to the level of hundreds of seconds is achieved by adjusting sextupole fields located in the COSY ring arcs at places of large transverse beta functions and dispersion. The dependence of the reciprocal of the lifetime on sextupole field strength is nearly linear, permitting an easy location of the best field values. These typically occur near loci of zero chromaticity. Supported in part by the Forschungszentrum-Juelich and the European Union.

  18. Neutron Diffraction and Optics of a Noncentrosymmetric Crystal. New Feasibility of a Search for Neutron EDM

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    Fedorov, V V

    2005-01-01

    Recently strong electric fields (up to 10^9 V/cm) have been discovered, which affect the neutrons moving in noncentrosymmetric crystals. Such fields allow new polarization phenomena in neutron diffraction and optics and provide, for instance, a new feasibility of a search for the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM). A series of experiments was carried out in a few last years on study of the dynamical diffraction of polarized neutrons in thick (1-10 cm) quartz crystals, using the forward diffraction beam and Bragg angles close to 90^0. As well new neutron optics phenomena were investigated. The feasibility of experiment on a search for neutron EDM using Laue diffraction in crystals without a center of symmetry was tested at the reactors: WWR-M in Gatchina and HFR in Grenoble. It was shown that the sensitivity can reach (3 - 6)\\cdot 10^{-25}e cm per day for the available quartz crystal and cold neutron beam flux.

  19. A New Search for the Atomic EDM of 129 Xe at FRM-II (Munich Research Reactor)

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    Kuchler, Florian; Fierlinger, Peter; Kraegeloh, Eva; Lins, Tobias; Marino, Mike; Meinel, Jonas; Niessen, Benjamin; Stuiber, Stefan; Burghoff, Martin; Fan, Isaac; Kilian, Wolfgang; Knappe-Grueneberg, Silvia; Schnabel, Allard; Seifert, Frank; Trahms, Lutz; Voigt, Jens; Chupp, Tim; Degenkolb, Skyler; Gong, Fei; Sachdeva, Natasha; Babcock, Earl; Singh, Jaideep

    2015-04-01

    Electric dipole moments (EDMs) arise due to the breaking of time-reversal or, equivalently, CP-symmetry. Although all searches have so far only set upper limits on EDMs, the motivation for more sensitive searches is stronger than ever. The present limit of 6 × 10-27 e*cm (95 % CL) for the 129 Xe EDM helps constrain CP-violating parameters within nuclei. A new effort at FRM-II incorporating a 3 He comagnetometer can potentially improve this limit by over three orders of magnitude. The noble gas mixture is polarized by spin-exchange optical pumping and then transferred into a high-performance magnetically shielded room. A SQUID magnetometer array measures the precession frequencies in the presence of applied electric- and magnetic-fields. Recent test runs indicate that the experiment is capable of an EDM sensitivity of 10-28 e*cm in one day.

  20. Electron EDM as a Sensitive Probe of PeV Scale Physics

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    Ibrahim, Tarek; Nath, Pran

    2014-01-01

    We give a quantitative analysis of the electric dipole moments as a probe of high scale physics. We focus on the electric dipole moment of the electron since the limit on it is the most stringent. Further, theoretical computations of it are free of QCD uncertainties. The analysis presented here first explores the probe of high scales via electron EDM within MSSM where the contributions to the EDM arise from the chargino and the neutralino exchanges in loops. Here it is shown that the electron EDM can probe mass scales from tens of TeV into the PeV range.The analysis is then extended to include a vectorlike generation which can mix with the three ordinary generations. Here new CP phases arise and it is shown that the electron EDM now has not only a supersymmetric contribution from the exchange of charginos and neutralinos but also a non-supersymmetric contribution from the exchange of W and Z bosons. It is further shown that the interference of the supersymmetric and the non-supersymmetric contribution leads t...

  1. Bounds on R-parity violating parameters from the electron EDM

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    We study one-loop contributions to the fermion electric dipole moments in the minimal supersymmetric standard model with explicit R-parity violating interactions. Using the experimentally available limits on the electron EDM, we obtain new individual bounds on R-parity violating Yukawa couplings and put more stringent limits on certain parameters than those found previously. (author)

  2. A search engine for the engineering and equipment data management system (EDMS) at CERN

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    CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, located in Geneva -Switzerland, is currently building the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), a 27 km particle accelerator. The equipment life-cycle management of this project is provided by the Engineering and Equipment Data Management System (EDMS) Service. Using an Oracle database, it supports the management and follow-up of different kinds of documentation through the whole life cycle of the LHC project: design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning data etc... The equipment data collection phase is now slowing down and the project is getting closer to the 'As-Built' phase: the phase of the project consuming and exploring the large volumes of data stored since 1996. Searching through millions of items of information (documents, equipment parts, operations...) multiplied by dozens of points of view (operators, maintainers...) requires an efficient and flexible search engine. This paper describes the process followed by the team to implement the search engine for the LHC As-built project in the EDMS Service. The emphasis is put on the design decision to decouple the search engine from any user interface, potentially enabling other systems to also use it. Projections, algorithms, and the planned implementation are described in this paper. The implementation of the first version started in early 2007

  3. Searching for a Cultural Home: Asian American Youth in the EDM Festival Scene

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    Judy Soojin Park

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates the recent proliferation of Asian American participants in Electronic Dance Music (EDM festivals with a particular focus on those organized by Insomniac Events in Southern California. As Insomniac’s events aim to propagate an ethos of PLUR—Peace, Love, Unity and Respect—reminiscent of historical rave culture, these events promise a space where anyone, regardless of race, class, gender or sexuality, is accepted. Using an interview-based methodology paired with participant observation, I argue that Asian American youth’s status as “perpetual foreigners” and subsequent desire for cultural belonging have motivated their participation in events promoted by Insomniac. Nevertheless, the Asian American participants I interviewed defined notions of belonging, authenticity and subcultural capital in the EDM festival scene in relation to suburban middle-class whiteness and in opposition to urban hip-hop blackness. My research provides a much-needed study of nonwhite participants and how they negotiate their subjectivities in relation to the contemporary EDM festival scene.

  4. Nuclear spin maser and experimental search for 129Xe atomic EDM

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    The present status of an active spin maser which is being developed for an experimental search for 129Xe atomic electric dipole moment (EDM) is presented. In order to realize the long term stability of maser frequency, systematic effects for the spin maser operation were investigated. The correlations in the maser frequency with the solenoid current, the environmental field and the cell temperature were found. With the solenoid current and environmental field being stabilized and the cell temperature lowered, a frequency precision of 7.9 nHz has been achieved for the maser operation.

  5. Search for an EDM in diamagnetic atom 129Xe with nuclear spin maser technique

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    Present status of the development of a nuclear spin maser for a 129Xe atomic EDM search is reported. We studied the frequency behavior of the spin maser presently under operation, and found that the drift in the frequency is correlated with the maser amplitude drift. Also, a high-voltage application system for the 129Xe precession cell was constructed. The leakage current measured is at present on the level of nA when a high voltage of 10 kV was applied, and is a subject of improvement to be achieved in near future.

  6. A search engine for the engineering and equipment data management system (EDMS) at CERN

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    Tsyganov, A; Petit, S; Pettersson, Thomas Sven; Suwalska, A

    2008-01-01

    CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, located in Geneva -Switzerland, is currently building the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), a 27 km particle accelerator. The equipment life-cycle management of this project is provided by the Engineering and Equipment Data Management System (EDMS [1] [2]) Service. Using an Oracle database, it supports the management and follow-up of different kinds of documentation through the whole life cycle of the LHC project: design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning data etc... The equipment data collection phase is now slowing down and the project is getting closer to the 'As-Built' phase: the phase of the project consuming and exploring the large volumes of data stored since 1996. Searching through millions of items of information (documents, equipment parts, operations...) multiplied by dozens of points of view (operators, maintainers...) requires an efficient and flexible search engine. This paper describes the process followed by the team to implement the sear...

  7. Fermion EDMs with Minimal Flavor Violation

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    He, Xiao-Gang; Li, Siao-Fong; Tandean, Jusak

    2014-01-01

    We study the electric dipole moments (EDMs) of fermions in the standard model supplemented with right-handed neutrinos and its extension including neutrino seesaw mechanism under the framework of minimal flavor violation (MFV). In the quark sector, we find that the current experimental bound on the neutron EDM does not yield a~significant restriction on the scale of MFV. In addition, we consider how MFV may affect the contribution of the strong theta-term to the neutron EDM. For the leptons, the existing EDM data also do not lead to strict limits if neutrinos are Dirac particles. On the other hand, if neutrinos are Majorana in nature, we find that the constraints become substantially stronger. Moreover, the results of the latest search for the electron EDM by the ACME Collaboration are sensitive to the MFV scale of order a~few hundred GeV or higher. We also look at constraints from $CP$-violating electron-nucleon interactions that may be probed in atomic or molecular EDM searches.

  8. Studies of systematic limitations in the EDM searches at storage rings

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    Saleev, Artem; Rathmann, Frank

    2015-01-01

    Searches of the electric dipole moment (EDM) at a pure magnetic ring, like COSY, encounter strong background coming from magnetic dipole moment (MDM). The most troubling issue is the MDM spin rotation in the so-called imperfection, radial and longitudinal, B-fields. To study the systematic effects of the imperfection fields at COSY we proposed the original method which makes use of the two static solenoids acting as artificial imperfections. Perturbation of the spin tune caused by the spin kicks in the solenoids probes the systematic effect of cumulative spin rotation in the imperfection fields all over the ring. The spin tune is one of the most precise quantities measured presently at COSY at $10^{-10}$ level. The method has been successfully tested in September 2014 run at COSY, unravelling strength of spin kicks in the ring's imperfection fields at the level of $10^{-3} rad$.

  9. Electron EDM and soft leptogenesis in supersymmetric B-L extension of the Standard Model

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    We analyze the connection between electric dipole moment of the electron and the soft leptogenesis in supersymmetric B-L extension of the Standard Model. In this model, the B-L symmetry is radiatively broken at TeV scale. Therefore, it is a natural framework for low scale seesaw mechanism and also for implementing the soft leptogenesis. We show that the phases of trilinear soft SUSY breaking couplings A, which are relevant for the lepton asymmetry, are not constrained by the present experimental bounds on electric dipole moment. As in the MSSM extended with right-handed neutrinos, successful leptogenesis requires small bilinear coupling B, which is now given by AN and B-L breaking VEVs. SUSY B-L model with non-universal A-terms such that AN=0 while A??0 is a promising scenario for soft leptogenesis. The proposed EDM experiments will test this scenario in the future.

  10. On the neutron EDM search in the Laue diffraction by the crystal without a centre of symmetry

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    A new method of neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) searching is proposed. It is based on the spin dependence of the pendelous phase of a neutron diffracted by the noncentrosymmetric crystal. A two-crystal set up is proposed and analyzed to get the big enough luminosity. With the strong interplanar electric field of the crystal and the sufficiently long time of the neutron passage through the crystals for the Bragg angles close to ?/2 it makes possible to exceed the sensitivity achieved with the ultra cold neutron method. 15 refs.; 5 figs.; 1 tab

  11. The nEDM experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute

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    Kermaidic, Yoann

    2015-01-01

    The quest for a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM) of simple systems such as the electron, the neutron or atoms / molecules is a pow- erful way to search for physics beyond the standard model (SM) in par- ticular for new sources of CP violation, complementary to LHC exper- iments. So far, no EDM signal was observed and the upper limit on the neutron EDM, established by the RAL/Sussex/ILL collaboration, is jdnj < 3 x 10e-26 e cm(90% C.L.). This limits was set with an apparatus using ultra cold neutrons stored in a vessel at room temperature. The nEDM collaboration at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland aims at reaching a sensitivity in the 10e-27 e cm range soon. I will present the current status of the experiment and discuss the prospects for the future.

  12. The Ef fects of Technology Usabilitiy and Individual Technology Readiness on Utilization of Electronic Document Management System (EDMS: A Research on Employee of University Hospital

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    Asuman Atilla

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Electronic Document Management System (EDMS is software which is utilized for writing, sending and storing, briefly managing the processes and operations of the corporations and institutions. In this empirical research, the statistical differences are investigated between users’ concerns about usability of mentioned technology, users’ technological readiness levels and users’ utilization status of EDMS sample is formed by 189 administrative staff of a university hospital in Ankara. According to findings, significant statistical differences are found between some dimensions of technology usability (usability effectiveness, learnability,helpfulness satisfaction, some dimensions of technology readiness (discomfort and insecurity and the utilization status (user, nonuser of EDMS.

  13. Nucleon Edm from Atomic Systems and Constraints on Supersymmetry Parameters

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    Oshima, Sachiko; Nihei, Takeshi; Fujita, Takehisa

    2005-01-01

    The nucleon EDM is shown to be directly related to the EDM of atomic systems. From the observed EDM values of the atomic Hg system, the neutron EDM can be extracted, which gives a very stringent constraint on the supersymmetry parameters. It is also shown that the measurement of Nitrogen and Thallium atomic systems should provide important information on the flavor dependence of the quark EDM. We perform numerical analyses on the EDM of neutron, proton and electron in the ...

  14. Electron EDM and soft leptogenesis in supersymmetric B-L extension of the Standard Model

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    Kajiyama, Yuji [National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Ravala 10, Tallinn 10143 (Estonia)], E-mail: yuji.kajiyama@kbfi.ee; Khalil, Shaaban [Center for Theoretical Physics at the British University in Egypt, Sherouk City, Cairo 11837 (Egypt); Department of Mathematics, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo, 11566 (Egypt); Raidal, Martti [National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Ravala 10, Tallinn 10143 (Estonia)

    2009-10-11

    We analyze the connection between electric dipole moment of the electron and the soft leptogenesis in supersymmetric B-L extension of the Standard Model. In this model, the B-L symmetry is radiatively broken at TeV scale. Therefore, it is a natural framework for low scale seesaw mechanism and also for implementing the soft leptogenesis. We show that the phases of trilinear soft SUSY breaking couplings A, which are relevant for the lepton asymmetry, are not constrained by the present experimental bounds on electric dipole moment. As in the MSSM extended with right-handed neutrinos, successful leptogenesis requires small bilinear coupling B, which is now given by A{sub N} and B-L breaking VEVs. SUSY B-L model with non-universal A-terms such that A{sub N}=0 while A{sub {nu}}{ne}0 is a promising scenario for soft leptogenesis. The proposed EDM experiments will test this scenario in the future.

  15. New Results from a Search for the Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) of 99Hg

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    Heckel, Blayne

    2015-05-01

    The measurement of a nonzero EDM of an atom or elementary particle, at current levels of experimental sensitivity, would imply CP violation beyond the CKM matrix of the Standard Model. Additional sources of CP violation have been proposed to help explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry observed in our universe and the magnitude of ?QCD, the strength of CP-violation in the strong interaction, remains unknown. We have recently completed a set of measurements on the EDM of 199Hg, sensitive to both new sources of CP violation and ?QCD.The experiment compares the phase accumulated by precessing Hg atom spins in vapor cells with electric fields parallel and anti-parallel to a common magnetic field. The statistical sensitivity of new measurements represents a factor of 3 to 4 improvement over previous results. A description of the EDM experiment and the data, along with the current state of the systematic error analysis, will be presented. This work was supported by NSF Grant PHY-1306743 and by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under Award Number DE-FG02-97ER41020.

  16. EDM Constraints in Supersymmetric Theories

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    Abel, S; Khalil, S; Lebedev, O.

    2001-01-01

    We systematically analyze constraints on supersymmetric theories imposed by the experimental bounds on the electron, neutron, and mercury electric dipole moments. We critically reappraise the known mechanisms to suppress the EDMs and conclude that only the scenarios with approximate CP-symmetry or flavour-off-diagonal CP violation remain attractive after the addition of the mercury EDM constraint.

  17. Establishment of ''Internal Rules'' and EDMS - Electronic Document Management System at NPP NEK

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    The main purpose of this paper is to present NPP's plans regarding the on-going project that started in November 2011, and that is related to the establishment of ''Internal Rules'' and EDMS - Electronic Document Management System.The term ''Internal Rules'' has been directly translated from Slovenian language (''Notranja pravila'') and adopted from the translated version of appropriate Slovenian national codes (ZVDAGA [1] in Slovenian language or PDAAIA [2] in English version). ''Internal Rules on capture and storage of materials in digital form'' refer to the rules adopted by a person as his/her internal act with reference to storage of his/her material. The main purpose for the establishment of the Internal Rules is to be able to justify that Krsko NPP is organized in compliance with the national codes covering that subject and strictly performing according to those Internal Rules. Once a Slovenian company achieves recognized and registered status in accordance with the Internal Rules document that has been certified and approved by the ARS (Archives of the Republic Slovenia), such company can utilize e-documents in the same way as they would utilize physical documents. Furthermore, a Slovenian company with approved Internal Rules can use e-documents in any legal aspect associated with the document's life cycle and the document's content as they would use the physical document or an authorized and approved copy of the physical document. Related to the nuclear regulatory background, NEK operates in compliance with the Slovenian legislation and also the US codes, regulations and guidelines; therefore, regarding the NPP specific documents, the Internal Rules and EDMS must also be in compliance with them. Since early 1990's, NEK has implemented document/records management system oriented towards supporting storage and management of physical documents/records and controlling distribution of active document copies. Document/records management system was supported by two applications (DCM-Document Control Module andQRM-Quality Records Management). Both computer applications were designed in order to fulfil requirements of the criteria VI (Document Control) and criteria XVII (Quality Assurance Records) of the US code [3]. In order to prevent confusion, clarifications regarding the terms ''documents'' and ''records'' are the following: Documents are an organized collection of information or objects that can be treated as a unit. A document may or may not meet the definition of a record. Records are sub-set of all information or all documents held by a person or organisation. Records present information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, appropriate for preservation as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the organization. Examples of where this information may reside are books, papers, maps, photographs, machine-readable electronic files, or other documentary materials. Quality Assurance Records related to the NPPs are the records which furnish documentary evidence of the quality of items and activities affecting quality. For the purpose of the standards [4] and [5], a document is considered a quality assurance record when it has been completed.(author).

  18. Optical Spectroscopy of Tungsten Carbide for Uncertainty Analysis in Electron Electric Dipole Moment Search

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    Lee, J; Skripnikov, L V; Petrov, A N; Titov, A V; Mosyagin, N S; Leanhardt, A E

    2012-01-01

    We perform laser induced fluorescence(LIF) spectroscopy on a pulsed supersonic beam of tungsten carbide(WC) molecules, which has been proposed as a candidate molecular system for a permanent Electric Dipole Moment(EDM) search of the electron in its rovibrational ground state of the X3Delta1 state. In particular, [20.6]Omega=2, v'=4 <- X3Delta1,v"=0 transition at 485nm was used for the detection. The hyperfine structure and the Omega-doublet of the transition are measured, which are essential for estimating the size of the potential systematic uncertainties for electron EDM measurement. For further suppression of the systematic uncertainty, an alternative electron EDM measurement scheme utilizing the g factor crossing point of the Omega-doublet levels is discussed. On the other hand, flux and internal temperature of the molecular beam are characterized, which sets the limit on the statistical uncertainty of the electron EDM experiment. With the given results, the prospect of electron EDM experiment with the...

  19. Enhancement factor for the electron electric dipole moment in francium and gold atoms

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    Byrnes, T M R; Flambaum, V V; Murray, D W

    1998-01-01

    If electrons had an electric dipole moment (EDM) they would induce EDMs of atoms. The ratio of the atomic EDM to the electron EDM for a particular atom is called the enhancement factor, R. We calculate the enhancement factor for the francium and gold atoms, with the results 910 plus/minus 5% for Fr and 260 plus/minus 15% for Au. The large values of these enhancement factors make these atoms attractive for electron EDM measurements, and hence the search for time-reversal invariance violation.

  20. Enhancement factor for the electron electric dipole moment in francium and gold atoms

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    Byrnes, T. M. R.; Dzuba, V. A.; Flambaum., V. V.; Murray, D. W.

    1998-01-01

    If electrons had an electric dipole moment (EDM) they would induce EDMs of atoms. The ratio of the atomic EDM to the electron EDM for a particular atom is called the enhancement factor, R. We calculate the enhancement factor for the francium and gold atoms, with the results 910 plus/minus 5% for Fr and 260 plus/minus 15% for Au. The large values of these enhancement factors make these atoms attractive for electron EDM measurements, and hence the search for time-reversal inva...

  1. About possibility to measure an electric dipole moment (EDM) of nuclei in the range $10^{-27} \\div 10^{-32}$ $e \\cdot cm$ in experiments for search of time-reversal violating generation of magnetic and electric fields

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    Baryshevsky, Vladimir

    2004-01-01

    The possibility to measure an electric dipole moment (EDM) of nuclei in the range $10^{-27} \\div 10^{-32}$ $e \\cdot cm$ in experiments for search of time-reversal violating generation of magnetic and electric fields is discussed.

  2. The electron and neutron EDM in the 3-3-1 model with heavy leptons

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    De Conto, G

    2014-01-01

    We calculate the electric dipole moment for the electron and neutron in the framework of the 3-3-1 model with heavy charged leptons. We assume that the only source of CP violation arise from a complex trilinear coupling constant and the three VEVs complex. Only one physical phase survives.

  3. Electron EDM and soft leptogenesis in supersymmetric B-L extension of the standard model

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    Kajiyama, Yuji; Khalil, Shaaban; Raidal, Martti

    2009-01-01

    We analyze the connection between electric dipole moment of the electron and the soft leptogenesis in supersymmetric $B-L$ extension of the standard model. In this model, the $B-L$ symmetry is radiatively broken at TeV scale. Therefore, it is a natural framework for low scale seesaw mechanism and also for implementing the soft leptogenesis. We show that the phases of trilinear soft SUSY breaking couplings $A$, which are relevant for the lepton asymmetry, are not constrained ...

  4. Current trends in searches for new physics using measurements of parity violation and electric dipole moments in atoms and molecules

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    Dzuba, V. A.; Flambaum., V. V.

    2010-01-01

    We review current status of the study of parity and time invariance phenomena in atoms, nuclei and molecules. We focus on three most promising areas of research: (i) parity non-conservation in a chain of isotopes, (ii) search for nuclear anapole moments, and (iii) search for permanent electric dipole moments (EDM) of atoms and molecules which are caused by either, electron EDM or nuclear $T,P$-odd moments such as nuclear EDM and nuclear Schiff moment.

  5. Low scale seesaw, electron EDM and leptogenesis in a model with spontaneous CP violation

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    Chen, Mu-Chun; /Fermilab /UC, Irvine; Mahanthappa, K.T.; /Colorado U.

    2006-09-01

    Strong correlations between leptogenesis and low energy CP violating leptonic processes have been shown by us to exist fin the minimal left-right symmetric model with spontaneous CP violation. In this note, they investigate the implications of this model for the electric dipole moment of the electron. With an additional broken U(1){sub H} symmetry, the seesaw scale can be lowered to close to the electroweak scale. This additional symmetry also makes the connection between CP violation in quark sector to that in the lepton sector possible.

  6. Nucleon EDM from atomic systems and constraints on supersymmetry parameters

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    The nucleon EDM is shown to be directly related to the EDM of atomic systems. From the observed EDM values of the atomic Hg system, the neutron EDM can be extracted, which gives a very stringent constraint on the supersymmetry parameters. It is also shown that the measurement of Nitrogen and Thallium atomic systems should provide important information on the flavor dependence of the quark EDM. We perform numerical analyses on the EDM of neutron, proton and electron in the minimal supersymmetric standard model with CP-violating phases. We demonstrate that the new limit on the neutron EDM extracted from atomic systems excludes a wide parameter region of supersymmetry breaking masses above 1 TeV, while the old limit excludes only a small mass region below 1 TeV. (author)

  7. Plans for a Neutron EDM Experiment at SNS

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    Ito, Takeyasu M.

    2007-01-01

    The electric dipole moment of the neutron, leptons, and atoms provide a unique window to Physics Beyond the Standard Model. We are currently developing a new neutron EDM experiment (the nEDM Experiment). This experiment, which will be run at the 8.9 A Neutron Line at the Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline (FNPB) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will search for the neutron EDM with a sensitivity two orders of magnitude better than...

  8. Review of EDM experiments

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    The current limits on physics beyond the SM come in large part from the non-observation of EDMs in the sensitive electric dipole moment experiments, like the neutron, 199Hg, and 205Tl. New systems with enhanced EDM sensitivity are coming online and promise a resolution of the baryon asymmetry of our universe (if an EDM is observed) or a severe constraint on physics beyond the SM by the end of the current decade.

  9. The Neutron EDM Experiment

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    Harris, P. G.

    2007-01-01

    The neutron EDM experiment has played an important part over many decades in shaping and constraining numerous models of CP violation. This review article discusses some of the techniques used to calculate EDMs under various theoretical scenarios, and highlights some of the implications of EDM limits upon such models. A pedagogical introduction is given to the experimental techniques employed in the recently completed ILL experiment, including a brief discussion of the domin...

  10. Rb atomic magnetometer toward EDM experiment with laser cooled francium atoms

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    Inoue, Takeshi; Ando, Shun; Aoki, Takahiro; Arikawa, Hiroshi; Harada, Ken-Ichi; Hayamizu, Tomohiro; Ishikawa, Taisuke; Itoh, Masatoshi; Kato, Ko; Kawamura, Hirokazu; Sakamoto, Kosuke; Uchiyama, Aiko; Asahi, Koichiro; Yoshimi, Akihiro; Sakemi, Yasuhiro

    2014-09-01

    A permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of a particle or an atom is a suited observable to test the physics beyond the standard model. We plan to search for the electron EDM by using the laser cooled francium (Fr) atom, since the Fr atom has a large enhancement factor of the electron EDM and the laser cooling techniques can suppress both statistical and systematic errors. In the EDM experiment, a fluctuation of the magnetic field is a main source of the errors. In order to achieve the high precision magnetometry, a magnetometer based on the nonlinear magneto-optical rotation effect of the Rb atom is under development. A long coherence time of Rb atom is the key issue for the highly sensitive detection of the field fluctuations. The coherence time is limited due both to collisions with an inner surface of a cell contained the Rb atom and to residual field in a magnetic shield. We prepared the cell coated with an anti-relaxation material and measured the relaxation time. A degauss of the shield was performed to eliminate the residual field. We will report the present status of the magnetometer. A permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of a particle or an atom is a suited observable to test the physics beyond the standard model. We plan to search for the electron EDM by using the laser cooled francium (Fr) atom, since the Fr atom has a large enhancement factor of the electron EDM and the laser cooling techniques can suppress both statistical and systematic errors. In the EDM experiment, a fluctuation of the magnetic field is a main source of the errors. In order to achieve the high precision magnetometry, a magnetometer based on the nonlinear magneto-optical rotation effect of the Rb atom is under development. A long coherence time of Rb atom is the key issue for the highly sensitive detection of the field fluctuations. The coherence time is limited due both to collisions with an inner surface of a cell contained the Rb atom and to residual field in a magnetic shield. We prepared the cell coated with an anti-relaxation material and measured the relaxation time. A degauss of the shield was performed to eliminate the residual field. We will report the present status of the magnetometer. Supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientic Research (Nos. 21104005 and 26220705).

  11. Introducing the new EDMS

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    We are very pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new EDMS: EDMS 6. The CERN Engineering and Equipment Data Management Service just got better than ever! EDMS is the de facto interface for all engineering related data and more. Currently there are more than 1.2 million documents and nearly 2 million files stored in EDMS.   What’s new? The first thing you will notice is the look and feel of EDMS 6; the new design not only makes it more modern but also more intuitive, so that the system is easier to use, regardless of your experience with EDMS. Whilst we have kept the key concepts, we have introduced more functionality and improved navigation within the interface, allowing for better performance to help you in your daily work. We have also added a personal slant to EDMS 6 so that you can now customise your list of favourite objects. Modifying data in EDMS is much simpler, allowing you to view all object data in a single window.  More functionality will be added in the ...

  12. Possible Suppression of Neutron EDM

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    ASAGA, Tomoko; Fujita, Takehisa

    2002-01-01

    Employing generalized Schiff's transformation on electric dipole moments (EDM) in quantum field theory, we show that the chromoelectric EDM lagrangian density is transformed into the electric EDM term with a new coefficient. Under the new constraint on the EDM operators, the neutron EDM can be described by a unique combination of electric EDM $d_f$ and chromoelectric EDM ${\\tilde d}_f $ of quarks. If the special relation of $\\displaystyle{d_f={e_f\\over{2g_s}}{\\tilde d}_f}$ h...

  13. On the EDM Cancellations in D-brane models

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    Abel, S; Khalil, S; Lebedev, O.

    2001-01-01

    We analyze the possibility of simultaneous electron, neutron, and mercury electric dipole moment (EDM) cancellations in the mSUGRA and D--brane models. We find that the mercury EDM constraint practically rules out the cancellation scenario in D-brane models whereas in the context of mSUGRA it is still allowed with some fine-tuning.

  14. UCN and EDM

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    Ultracold neutrons are neutrons of energies less than several 100s neV and temperatures of lower than several mK, which are completely reflected from the surface of material, and then confined in a material bottle. UCN are also confined in a magnetic potential or a gravitational potential. UCN can be applied to neutron EDM, ? decay and gravity experiments, where UCN density is the most important, which limits the number of UCN. Here, we discuss a new UCN source, which provides very high UCN densities, and a new EDM measurement by using this UCN source. (author)

  15. PLANS FOR A NEUTRON EDM EXPERIMENT AT SNS

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    ITO, TAKEYASU [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2007-01-31

    The electric dipole moment of the neutron, leptons, and atoms provide a unique window to Physics Beyond the Standard Model. They are currently developing a new neutron EDM experiment (the nEDM Experiment). This experiment, which will be run at the 8.9 {angstrom} Neutron Line at the Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline (FNPB) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will search for the neutron EDM with a sensitivity two orders of magnitude higher than the present limit. In this paper, the motivation for the experiment, the experimental method, and the present status of the experiment are discussed.

  16. A search for nEDM and new constraints on short-range “pseudo-magnetic” interaction using neutron optics of noncentrosymmetric crystal

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    New approach to measure both neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) and short-range pseudomagnetic nucleon-nucleon interaction using neutron optics of a crystal without center of symmetry is presented. This approach allows getting best direct constraint on the parameters of short range pseudomagnetic interaction of a free neutron with matter for the range of interaction distances ?-7 m

  17. EMERSE: The Electronic Medical Record Search Engine

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    Hanauer, David A.

    2006-01-01

    EMERSE (The Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) is an intuitive, powerful search engine for free-text documents in the electronic medical record. It offers multiple options for creating complex search queries yet has an interface that is easy enough to be used by those with minimal computer experience. EMERSE is ideal for retrospective chart reviews and data abstraction and may have potential for clinical care as well.

  18. Understanding Educational Data Mining (EDM)

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    Mr.Suhas G. Kulkarni; Mr.Ganesh C. Rampure; Mr.Bhagwat Yadav

    2013-01-01

    Recently Educational Data Mining (EDM) is successful in attracting a great deal of attention of researchers. It is an emerging multidisciplinary research area. Educational Data Mining (EDM) is the process of discovering useful information from raw data generated and collected from educational systems which can be used by the different stakeholders. In EDM different techniques and methods for exploring data originating from various educational information systems can be developed. It is rich a...

  19. Wire EDM for Refractory Materials

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    Zellars, G. R.; Harris, F. E.; Lowell, C. E.; Pollman, W. M.; Rys, V. J.; Wills, R. J.

    1982-01-01

    In an attempt to reduce fabrication time and costs, Wire Electrical Discharge Machine (Wire EDM) method was investigated as tool for fabricating matched blade roots and disk slots. Eight high-strength nickel-base superalloys were used. Computer-controlled Wire EDM technique provided high quality surfaces with excellent dimensional tolerances. Wire EDM method offers potential for substantial reductions in fabrication costs for "hard to machine" alloys and electrically conductive materials in specific high-precision applications.

  20. Microscopic Calculations of Nuclear EDM

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    Oshima, Sachiko; Fujita, Takehisa; ASAGA, Tomoko

    2004-01-01

    We carry out the microscopic calculations of the atomic EDM in deuterium, Xe and Hg atomic systems. Due to Schiff's theorem, we obtain the atomic EDM only from the finite nuclear size effects, but it is found that the atomic EDM is appreciably larger than expected. This is essentially due to the new mechanism in which the nuclear excitations are taken into account while atomic states stay in the ground state. The EDM of deuterium is found to be $d_D \\simeq 0.017 d_n$ while t...

  1. Laser Cooled Francium Factory for the Electron Electric Dipole Moment Search

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    Hayamizu, Tomohiro; Arikawa, Hiroshi; Ezure, Saki; Harada, Ken-ichi; Inoue, Takeshi; Ishikawa, Taisuke; Itoh, Masatoshi; Kato, Tomohiro; Kawamura, Hirokazu; Sato, Tomoya; Ando, Shun; Aoki, Takahiro; Kato, Ko; Uchiyama, Aiko; Aoki, Takatoshi; Furukawa, Takeshi; Hatakeyama, Atsushi; Hatanaka, Kichiji; Imai, Kenichi; Murakami, Tetsuya; Nataraj, Huliyar; Shimizu, Yasuhiro; Wakasa, Tomotsugu; Yoshida, Hidetomo; Sakemi, Yasuhiro

    A permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of an elementary particle is a candidate observable exhibiting CP violation beyond the standard model. In the present study, we plan to search for the electron EDM in francium (Fr), which is the heaviest alkali atom, captured in a far-off resonance optical trap. Since the number of Fr atoms is essential to high precision measurements, we have developed a cold Fr source called "Laser cooled Fr factory" in order to trap the radioactive Fr produced through a nuclear fusion reaction. The Fr produced was released as an ion from a gold production target in a Fr ion source, transported as an ion beam, and converted from ion to atom in a neutralizer. The neutralized Fr atom will be trapped in a magneto-optical trap(MOT) and then be transferred to an optical dipole trap. The rate of Fr atoms so far achieved was 1 × 106 ions/sec from the ion source and 1 atom/sec of the neutralized Fr atom from the neutralizer. In order to optimize performance of the Fr beam line, Rb atoms were trapped in the MOT. In addition to the beam-line experiment, in an off-line MOT system, polarization gradient cooling was applied to the trapped Rb atoms to cool them down to temperatures lower than the Rb Doppler-cooling limit. In this paper, we describe the present status of this experimental apparatus.

  2. Making EDM Electrodes By Stereolithography

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    Barlas, Philip A.

    1988-01-01

    Stereolithography is computer-aided manufacturing technique. Used to make models and molds of electrodes for electrical-discharge machining (EDM). Eliminates intermediate steps in fabrication of plastic model of object used in making EDM electrode to manufacture object or mold for object.

  3. EDMS - Reaching the Million Mark

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    When Christophe Seith from the company Cegelec sat down to work on 14 May 2009 at 10:09 a.m. to create the EDMS document entitled "Rapport tournée PH semaine 20", little did he know that he would be the proud creator of the millionth EDMS document and the happy prize winner of a celebratory bottle of champagne to mark the occasion. In the run up to the creation of the millionth EDMS document the EDMS team had been closely monitoring the steady rise in the EDMS number generator, so as to ensure the switch from the six figured i.d. to seven figures would run smoothly and of course, to be able to congratulate the creator of the millionth EDMS document. From left to right: Stephan Petit (GS-ASE- EDS Section Leader), Christophe Delamare (GS- ASE Group Leader), Christophe Seith, creator of the millionth EDMS document, David Widegren, (GS-ASE- EPS Section Leader). The millionth EDMS document. For t...

  4. Multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock calculations of EDM for Ra, Hg, Yb

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    Using multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock (MCDHF) method, we calculated the atomic electric dipole moment (EDM) for Ra, Hg, Yb, arising from nuclear Schiff moment, (P,T)-odd electron-nucleon interactions, and interaction of electron EDM with nuclear electromagnetic field

  5. Search for supersymmetric partners of electrons

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    A search for the supersymmetric partners of the electron was made assuming different photino masses. If both types of scalar electrons have an equal mass and the photino is massless, then the lower limit of the scalar electron mass was found to be 25.2 GeV/c2, whereas, if the scalar electrons have different masses, the lower limits is 21.8 GeV/c2. (orig.)

  6. Search for supersymmetric partners of electrons

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    Bartel, W.; Becker, L.; Bowdery, C.; Cords, D.; Felst, R.; Haidt, D.; Junge, H.; Knies, G.; Krehbiel, H.; Laurikainen, P. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany, F.R.))

    1985-03-14

    A search for the supersymmetric partners of the electron was made assuming different photino masses. If both types of scalar electrons have an equal mass and the photino is massless, then the lower limit of the scalar electron mass was found to be 25.2 GeV/c/sup 2/, whereas, if the scalar electrons have different masses, the lower limit is 21.8 GeV/c/sup 2/.

  7. Search for supersymmetric partners of electrons

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    Bartel, W.; Becker, L.; Bowdery, C.; Cords, D.; Felst, R.; Haidt, D.; Junge, H.; Knies, G.; Krehbiel, H.; Laurikainen, P.

    1985-03-14

    A search for the supersymmetric partners of the electron was made assuming different photino masses. If both types of scalar electrons have an equal mass and the photino is massless, then the lower limit of the scalar electron mass was found to be 25.2 GeV/cS, whereas, if the scalar electrons have different masses, the lower limit is 21.8 GeV/cS. (orig.).

  8. Search for supersymmetric partners of electrons

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    A search for the supersymmetric partners of the electron was made assuming different photino masses. If both types of scalar electrons have an equal mass and the photino is massless, then the lower limit of the scalar electron mass was found to be 25.2 GeV/c2, whereas, if the scalar electrons have different masses, the lower limit is 21.8 GeV/c2. (orig.)

  9. Electronic biomedical literature search for budding researcher.

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    Thakre, Subhash B; Thakre S, Sushama S; Thakre, Amol D

    2013-09-01

    Search for specific and well defined literature related to subject of interest is the foremost step in research. When we are familiar with topic or subject then we can frame appropriate research question. Appropriate research question is the basis for study objectives and hypothesis. The Internet provides a quick access to an overabundance of the medical literature, in the form of primary, secondary and tertiary literature. It is accessible through journals, databases, dictionaries, textbooks, indexes, and e-journals, thereby allowing access to more varied, individualised, and systematic educational opportunities. Web search engine is a tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web, which may be in the form of web pages, images, information, and other types of files. Search engines for internet-based search of medical literature include Google, Google scholar, Scirus, Yahoo search engine, etc., and databases include MEDLINE, PubMed, MEDLARS, etc. Several web-libraries (National library Medicine, Cochrane, Web of Science, Medical matrix, Emory libraries) have been developed as meta-sites, providing useful links to health resources globally. A researcher must keep in mind the strengths and limitations of a particular search engine/database while searching for a particular type of data. Knowledge about types of literature, levels of evidence, and detail about features of search engine as available, user interface, ease of access, reputable content, and period of time covered allow their optimal use and maximal utility in the field of medicine. Literature search is a dynamic and interactive process; there is no one way to conduct a search and there are many variables involved. It is suggested that a systematic search of literature that uses available electronic resource effectively, is more likely to produce quality research. PMID:24179937

  10. Distinguishing axions from generic light scalars using EDM and fifth-force experiments

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    Mantry, Sonny(High Energy Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 60439, Argonne, IL, USA); Pitschmann, Mario; Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

    We derive electric dipole moment (EDM) constraints on possible new macroscopic time reversal and parity violating (TVPV) spin-dependent forces. These constraints are compared to those derived from direct searches in fifth-force experiments and from combining laboratory searches with astrophysical bounds on stellar energy loss. For axion-mediated TVPV spin-dependent forces, EDM constraints dominate over fifth-force limits by several orders of magnitude. However, we show that ...

  11. Bacillus subtilis EdmS (formerly PgsE) participates in the maintenance of episomes.

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    Ashiuchi, Makoto; Yamashiro, Daisuke; Yamamoto, Kento

    2013-09-01

    Extrachromosomal DNA maintenance (EDM) is an important process in molecular breeding and for various applications in the construction of genetically engineered microbes. Here we describe a novel Bacillus subtilis gene involved in EDM function called edmS (formerly pgsE). Functional gene regions were identified using molecular genetics techniques. We found that EdmS is a membrane-associated protein that is crucial for EDM. We also determined that EdmS can change a plasmid vector with an unstable replicon and worse-than-random segregation into one with better-than-random segregation, suggesting that the protein functions in the declustering and/or partitioning of episomes. EdmS has two distinct domains: an N-terminal membrane-anchoring domain and a C-terminal assembly accelerator-like structure, and mutational analysis of edmS revealed that both domains are essential for EDM. Further studies using cells of Bacillus megaterium and itsedmS (formerly capE) gene implied that EdmS has potential as a molecular probe for exploring novel EDM systems. PMID:23583563

  12. EDMS 6: modern and intuitive

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    2014-01-01

    As announced in Bulletin No. 14-15/2014 (see here), a new version of the system used to manage technical data and data concerning CERN equipment (EDMS, Engineering and Equipment Data Management Service) is now available.   A unique interface for all data linked to CERN’s engineering work, EDMS currently stores more than 1.2 million documents containing almost 2 million files, guaranteeing the transfer of protected information and knowledge to future generations of engineers and scientists at CERN, be it the design data and documentation for a specific object (technical specifications, test procedures, non-conformities, drawings, etc.) or technical information about the Laboratory’s infrastructure and scientific equipment. In a few months, the new EDMS 6 system will replace the current system definitively, offering its 13,000 users a more modern and intuitive interface that meets their expectations. “We've been working in close collaboration with some of ...

  13. Optimizing the Machining Parameters of Micro-EDM for Inconel 718

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to study on the feasibility of micron size hole manufacturing using micro Electric Discharge Machining (Micro-EDM. Main and auxiliary unit of the micro-EDM machine tool and their functions are described in some detail. The technological and electrical parameters that are effective in Micro-EDM are stated explicitly. Geometry of the machined micro-holes and resolidified material around the hole entrance are observed. Several descriptive pictures, obtained by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM are included to understand the phenomena. EDM is an important process in the field of micro machining. However, a number of issues remain to be solved in order to successfully implement it an industrial environment. This study investigates the optimization of machining parameters for machining in micro EDM. Here, the overcut and the Metal Removal Rate (MRR and Tool wear ratio are targeted. The study focuses on a specific combination of electrode and work piece material and proposes a typical method for micro EDM process optimization. The cutting of the Inconel 718 using Micro EDM with a brass electrode by using Taguchi methodology has been reported. The Taguchi method is used to formulate the experiment layout, to analyze the effect of each parameter on the machining characteristics and to predict the optimal choice for each EDM parameters like Discharge current, Pulse on time, Pulse off time. It found that these parameters have a significant influence on the machining characteristics such as Metal Removal Rate (MRR, Overcut and Tool wear ratio.

  14. Development of Thermal Ionizer for the Search of the Electron Electric Dipole Moment

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    Hayamizu, Tomohiro; Oikawa, Akihito; Takahashi, Toshiya; Yoshida, Hidetomo; Itoh, Masatoshi; Sakemi, Yasuhiro

    2009-10-01

    A non-zero Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) of an elementary particle means the violation of the time-reversal symmetry and the CP violation assuming the CPT invariance. The super symmetry model (SUSY) predicts the EDM large enough to be observed with the modern experimental technique. In alkali atoms, an electron EDM results in an atomic EDM enhanced by the factor ˜Z^3?^2, especially francium (Fr) has the largest enhancement factor ˜ 1150. However Fr is a radioactive atom with a finite life time, we need to establish the technique to produce over 10^7 atoms/sec, cool and collect them quickly into laser trap apparatus as a cold dense cloud of neutral atoms to measure the EDM accurately. Thermal Ionizer produce the high intensity Fr ion using a fusion reaction of ^18O+^197Au->^210Fr+5n with a primary beam energy E^18O ˜100 MeV. This ionizer consists of the Au target surrounded by the high temperature oven to stop the ion spreading out. Thanks to the small extraction electrode hole, we can realize the small emittance Fr beam, and the high transmission efficiency. We have achieved to produce over ˜10^4 atom/sec, and transport them along 3 meter without losing the Fr ions.

  15. Edme Mariotte and Newton's Cradle

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    Cross, Rod

    2012-01-01

    The first recorded experiments describing the phenomena made popular by Newton's cradle appear to be those conducted by Edme Mariotte around 1670. He was quoted in Newton's "Principia," along with Wren, Wallis, and Huygens, as having conducted pioneering experiments on the collisions of pendulum balls. Each of these authors concluded that momentum…

  16. Testing EDM of Total Stations

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    Cirbus Ján

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper is devoted to testing electrooptical distance measuring devices (EDM built in total stations, than can be used for various tasks in the contemporary geodetic works. A rich market offer and availability of these universal measuring systems with satisfying distance range, excellent accuracy and other parameters, make total stations as dominant terrestrial geodetic instruments.For succesfully applying these instruments, above all for relliable distance measurements, the stability of the modulation frequency is the most important pre-condition. In the article, therefore, there are given some methods to verify the modulation frequency stability. In addition, some ways for determining the EDM distance constant and periodical corrections of the phase measuring unit are introduced for 4 types of EDM : LEICA 1700L, TOPCON GTS6A, TOPCON GTS2, C.ZEISS ELTA50. It were also investigated their possibilities for precise distance survey. Values of the determined constants and periodical corrections are presented in Tab. 2.Based on the investigation results of the 4 EDM types and using the values m obtained for different distances S, equations of the a posteriori standard deviations in form : m = (a+b.S were derived too.

  17. Permanent EDM measurement in Cs using nonlinear magneto-optic rotation

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    Ravi, Harish; Natarajan, Vasant

    2015-01-01

    We use the technique of chopped nonlinear magneto-optic rotation in a paraffin-coated Cs vapor cell to look for a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) in the atom. The signature of the EDM is a shift in the Larmor precession frequency correlated with application of an electric field. Using a field of 2.6 kV/cm, we place an upper limit on the electron EDM of $ 7.7 \\times 10^{-22} $ e-cm. This limit can be improved by 5 to 6 orders-of-magnitude (and brought below the current best experimental limit) with simple improvements to the technique.

  18. Permanent EDM measurement in Cs using nonlinear magneto-optic rotation

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    Ravi, Harish; Momeen, Ummal; Natarajan, Vasant

    2015-01-01

    We use the technique of chopped nonlinear magneto-optic rotation in a paraffin-coated Cs vapor cell to look for a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) in the atom. The signature of the EDM is a shift in the Larmor precession frequency correlated with application of an electric field. Using a field of 2.6 kV/cm, we place an upper limit on the electron EDM of $ 7.7 \\times 10^{-22} $ e-cm. This limit can be improved by 5 to 6 orders-of-magnitude (and brought below the current...

  19. One-loop analysis of the four-Fermi contribution to the atomic EDM within RPVMSSM

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    Yamanaka, Nodoka; Sato, Toru; Kubota, Takahiro

    2010-01-01

    The contribution in the R-parity violating (RPV) Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) to the electric dipole moment (EDM) of $^{199}$Hg at the one-loop level is evaluated. At the one-loop level, the $^{199}$Hg EDM receives RPV contribution whose couplings are of a different type from the tree level analysis. This contribution is shown to be constrained by using the limit to the CP-odd electron-nucleon (e-N) interaction given by the recent result of $^{199}$Hg EDM exp...

  20. EDMS implementation challenge.

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    De La Torre, Marta

    2002-08-01

    The challenges faced by facilities wishing to implement an electronic medical record system are complex and overwhelming. Issues such as customer acceptance, basic computer skills, and a thorough understanding of how the new system will impact work processes must be considered and acted upon. Acceptance and active support are necessary from Senior Administration and key departments to enable this project to achieve measurable success. This article details one hospital's "journey" through design and successful implementation of an electronic medical record system. PMID:12402634

  1. Corrosion Resistance Analysis of Sintered NdFeB Magnets Using Ultrasonic-Aided EDM Method

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    Li, L.; Wei, X. T.; Li, Z. Y.; Cheng, X.

    2015-01-01

    Sintered neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets are widely used in many fields because of their excellent magnetic property. However, their poor corrosion resistance has been cited as a potential problem that limits their extensive application. This paper presents an experimental investigation into the improvement of surface corrosion resistance with the ultrasonic-aided electrical discharge machining (U-EDM) method. A scanning electron microscope was used to analyze the surface morphology of recast layers formed through the EDM and U-EDM processes. The chemical structure and elements of these recast layers were characterized using x-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Corrosion resistance was also studied by means of potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and immersion tests in 0.5 mol/L H2SO4 solution. Experimental results show that an amorphous structure was formed in the recast layer during the EDM and U-EDM processes and that this structure could improve the corrosion resistance of sintered NdFeB magnets. Moreover, the corrosion resistance of U-EDM-treated surface was better than that of the EDM-treated surface.

  2. Europeana Creative. EDM Endpoint. Custom Views

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    Ikonomov, Nikola; Simeonov, Boyan; Parvanova, Jana; Alexiev, Vladimir

    2013-01-01

    The paper discusses the Europeana Creative project which aims to facilitate re-use of cultural heritage metadata and content by the creative industries. The paper focuses on the contribution of Ontotext to the project activities. The Europeana Data Model (EDM) is further discussed as a new proposal for structuring the data that Europeana will ingest, manage and publish. The advantages of using EDM instead of the current ESE metadata set are highlighted. Finally, Ontotext’s EDM End...

  3. Assessment of Powder Mixed EDM: A Review

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    Nanimina Alexis Mouangué; Abdul Rani Ahmad Majdi; Ginta Turnad Lenggo

    2014-01-01

    This project research undertakes the assessment of powder added electrical discharge machining (PMDM) with focus on effect of additive powders and circulation systems. In PMEDM process, powder can be mixed with dielectric fluid either in the main EDM tank or in a separate tank in order to improve EDM machining performance. Different designs of powder mixed EDM circulating systems such as closed and opened systems with different sizes of tank are described in literature. Various devices such a...

  4. TaN molecule as a candidate to search for New physics

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    Skripnikov, L V; Mosyagin, N S; Titov, A V; Flambaum, V V

    2015-01-01

    TaN molecule is probably the best candidate to search for T,P-violating nuclear magnetic quadrupole moment (MQM), it also looks promissing to search for other T,P-odd effects. We report results of coupled-cluster calculations of T,P-odd effects in TaN produced by the Ta nucleus MQM, electron electric dipole moment (EDM), scalar$-$pseudoscalar nucleus$-$electron interactions, also of the molecule-axis hyperfine structure constant and dipole moment. Nuclear calculations of $^{181}$Ta MQM are performed to express the T,P-odd effect in terms of the strength constants of T,P-odd nuclear forces, proton and neutron EDM, QCD parameter $\\theta$ and quark chromo-EDM.

  5. Complementarity of LHC and EDMs for exploring Higgs CP violation

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    Chen, Chien-Yi; Dawson, S.; Zhang, Yue

    2015-06-01

    We analyze the constraints on a CP-violating, flavor conserving, two Higgs doublet model from the measurements of Higgs properties and from the search for heavy Higgs bosons at LHC, and show that the stronger limits typically come from the heavy Higgs search channels. The limits on CP violation arising from the Higgs sector measurements are complementary to those from EDM measurements. Combining all current constraints from low energy to colliders, we set generic upper bounds on the CP violating angle which parametrizes the CP odd component in the 126 GeV Higgs boson.

  6. Complementarity of LHC and EDMs for Exploring Higgs CP Violation

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    Chen, Chien-Yi; Zhang, Yue

    2015-01-01

    We analyze the constraints on a CP-violating, flavor conserving, two Higgs doublet model from the measurements of Higgs properties and from the search for heavy Higgs bosons at LHC, and show that the stronger limits typically come from the heavy Higgs search channels. The limits on CP violation arising from the Higgs sector measurements are complementary to those from EDM measurements. Combining all current constraints from low energy to colliders, we set generic upper bounds on the CP violating angle which parametrizes the CP odd component in the 126 GeV Higgs boson.

  7. Search For A Permanent Electric Dipole Moment Using Atomic Indium

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    Sahoo, B. K.; Pandey, R.; Das, B. P.

    2011-01-01

    We propose indium (In) as a possible candidate for observing the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) arising from the violations of parity (P) and time-reversal (T) symmetries. This atom has been laser cooled and therefore the measurement of its EDM has the potential of improving on the current best EDM limit for a paramagnetic atom which comes from thallium. We report the results of our calculations of the EDM enhancement factor due to the electron EDM and the ratio of t...

  8. Storage ring proton EDM experiment

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    2015-01-01

    sensitivity of 10^-29 e-cm.  The strength of the method originates from the fact that there are high intensity polarized proton beams available and the fact that the so-called geometric phase systematic error background cancels with clock-wise and counter-clock-wise storage possible in electric rings. The ultimate sensitivity of the method is 10^-30 e-cm. At this level it will either detect a non-zero EDM or it will eliminate electro-weak baryogenesis.

  9. The new neutron EDM experiment at the FRM-II

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    Since the 1950's people have been searching for electric dipole moments (EDMs) of fundamental particles. This is a very promising approach to find yet unknown manifestations of broken underlying symmetries in the early Universe. Although these experiments are among the most precise in physics, no EDM has been observed so far. In this talk a next generation approach with a sensitivity of -28 ecm (3?) for the neutron EDM based at the FRM-II neutron source is presented. Ramsey's method of separated oscillatory fields is applied to trapped ultra-cold neutrons (UCNs) in vacuum. For the investigation of systematic effects a sophisticated strategy of various means to control ambient parameters on an unprecedented level of accuracy is currently being set up. The construction is planned to be finished by end of 2013, followed by the first measurements with UCNs in 2014. An overview of the overall strategy, main systems for magnetic field control and magnetometry, as well as the current status of the ongoing implementation on site is shown.

  10. TaN molecule as a candidate for the search for a T,P-violating nuclear magnetic quadrupole moment

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    Skripnikov, L. V.; Petrov, A. N.; Mosyagin, N. S.; Titov, A. V.; Flambaum, V. V.

    2015-07-01

    It is demonstrated that the TaN molecule is the best candidate to search for a T,P-violating nuclear magnetic quadrupole moment (MQM), and it looks promising for the search for other T,P-odd effects. We report results of coupled-cluster calculations of T,P-odd effects in TaN produced by the Ta nucleus MQM, electron electric dipole moment (EDM), and scalar-pseudoscalar nucleus-electron interactions, as well as of the molecule-axis hyperfine structure constant and dipole moment. Nuclear calculations of 181Ta MQM are performed to express the T,P-odd effect in terms of the strength constants of T,P-odd nuclear forces, proton and neutron EDM, QCD parameter ? , and quark chromo-EDM.

  11. Proposal of GEM-based position sensitive detector for the proton EDM measurement

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    Park, Seongtae; Semertzidis, Yannis; Haciomeroglu, Selcuk; Storage ring proton EDM Collaboration

    2014-09-01

    Since the first invention in 1997, Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detectors have been extensively studied for the use as calorimeters or position sensitive detectors in variety of fields. Its robustness against severe radiation environment and fast response time make it one of the best candidates for high rate measurement. Here we propose the GEM detectors as polarimeter detector for proton EDM (pEDM) measurement. In pEDM experiment, about 1011 protons will be stored in the storage ring and 1% of the particles will be scattered into detectors. The stored protons are slowly extracted in 1000 s. Based on this design we can estimate the detector rate has to be about >MHz. Since GEM is a gas detector with special geometric shape, it's time response is very fast (~ns of rising time) and meets the requirement of the pEDM measurement. For the pEDM polarimeter, precise position sensing of the scattered protons is critical. The GEM detector can provide high flexibility in design and construction not only in detector's shape, but also in size and shape of the anode pads which collect signals which are directly connected to the spatial resolution of the detector. In this paper, we report the study results of the possibility of using GEM detectors for the pEDM measurement.

  12. Improving Electrical Efficiency of Edm Power Supply

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    Toma, Emanoil; Simion, Carmen Mihaela

    2014-11-01

    This paper briefly presents the principal types of Pulse Generators for Electrical Discharge Machining and ways to improve electrical efficiency. A resonant converter with series-parallel LCC circuit, for EDM applications, was analyzed by PSpice simulation. The performances of EDM Power Supply were improved by adding an energy recovering - voltage limiter circuit. The shape of current pulse was changed by adding a supplementary MOSFET Switch in parallel with the gap. Two or more converters can be parallelized, in this way output current can be changed. A bloc-schema was conceived for EDM experimental set up

  13. nEDM at SNS

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    This PowerPoint presentation covered the following topics: Overview; participants in the collaboration; the experimental method and Free Precession Method descriptions; and then experimental design elements, ending with a summary. A new nEDM experiment is under development with a goal sensitivity 90% CL ?d < (3-5) x 10-28 e-cm in 300 live-days; Free precession method: SQUIDS to read out the 3He precession frequency, Scintillation signal for the n relative precession frequency; Dressed spin method: Strong RF field to match n and 3He effective magnetic moments; Modulation/feedback of dressing parameter based on scintillation signal; and, Ongoing development/demonstration of many aspects of the apparatus (a subset was shown here).

  14. nEDM at SNS

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    Clayton, Steven [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-07-30

    This PowerPoint presentation covered the following topics: Overview; participants in the collaboration; the experimental method and Free Precession Method descriptions; and then experimental design elements, ending with a summary. A new nEDM experiment is under development with a goal sensitivity 90% CL ?d < (3-5) x 10-28 e-cm in 300 live-days; Free precession method: SQUIDS to read out the 3He precession frequency, Scintillation signal for the n relative precession frequency; Dressed spin method: Strong RF field to match n and 3He effective magnetic moments; Modulation/feedback of dressing parameter based on scintillation signal; and, Ongoing development/demonstration of many aspects of the apparatus (a subset was shown here).

  15. Approach to a permanent electron electric dipole moment search using cold atoms in an optical lattice

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    Tang, Cheng; Zhang, Teng; Weiss, David

    2015-05-01

    We present our progress towards measuring the electron EDM using laser-cooled cesium and rubidium atoms trapped in a one dimensional optical lattice. To date, we have collected Cs atoms in two parallel 1D optical lattices that thread three glass electric field plates in a region of well-shielded magnetic fields. As a precursor to the EDM measurement, we have performed a variant of a Hanle effect measurement and used it to study the vector light shifts due to the cavity-built up lattice beams. This gives us a very high sensitivity to the absolute linear polarization of the light, which we have demonstrated to be as good as ~10-8 in fractional power. NSF PHY-13-07096.

  16. EDM operator free from Schiff's theorem

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    Asaga, T; Fujita, T; Hiramoto, M.

    2000-01-01

    We present generalized Schiff's transformation on electric dipole moments (EDM) in quantum field theory. By the unitary transformation, the time and parity violating interaction $i{ge\\over 2} \\bar \\psi \\sigma_{\\mu \

  17. Assessment of Powder Mixed EDM: A Review

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    Nanimina Alexis Mouangué

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This project research undertakes the assessment of powder added electrical discharge machining (PMDM with focus on effect of additive powders and circulation systems. In PMEDM process, powder can be mixed with dielectric fluid either in the main EDM tank or in a separate tank in order to improve EDM machining performance. Different designs of powder mixed EDM circulating systems such as closed and opened systems with different sizes of tank are described in literature. Various devices such as stirrer, circulating pump etc. are placed in the tank in order to ensure the uniformity of powder mixed dielectric. Each design has its advantages and disadvantages and it might affect the EDM output results. Therefore, there is a need to review the PMEDM with respect to additive powders and circulation systems in order to identify the gap and propose an alternative for improving process.

  18. New Year, new interface for EDMS!

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    2015-01-01

    Some of you may already have made the leap to the new EDMS6 interface and be benefitting from the additional functionality and new design it has to offer. But for those who haven’t, you will be able to do so as of Wednesday 28 January when EDMS6 becomes the default interface.    EDMS is the de facto interface for all engineering related data and more. There are currently more than 1.5 million documents and over 2 million files stored there. What’s new in EDMS6? While we have kept the key concepts, we have introduced more functionality and improved navigation within the interface, allowing for better performance to help you in your daily work. We have also added a personal slant to EDMS6 so that you can now customise your list of favourite objects. Modifying data in EDMS is much simpler, allowing you to view all object data in a single window. For example, files can be added to documents with a simple drag and drop and you can now request access to documents...

  19. Development of an optical co-magnetometer for a neutron EDM experiment at TRIUMF

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    Momose, Takamasa

    2014-09-01

    TRIUMF is now constructing a new facility that will produce high density ultracold neutrons (UCN). One of the important experiments for the new facility is the measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM), an experiment that exploits the fundamental symmetries of nature to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. In order to improve the present world's best experimental result for the nEDM by more than an order of magnitude, it is indispensable to develop an extremely sensitive co-magnetometer, which measures the magnetic field inside the nEDM cell while the nEDM measurement is being conducted. For this purpose, our group is proposing to use a dual-species comagnetometer with 199Hg and 129Xe. In this method, polarized 199Hg and 129Xe atoms will be introduced into the nEDM cell at the same time as the neutrons, and the spin-precession frequencies of both species are measured simultaneously. The Xe and Hg atoms are probed continuously by observing the modulation of transmitted probe light, at 253.7 nm, for Hg, and emission in the near infrared (823 nm and 895 nm) for Xe by exciting a two-photon transition at 252.4 nm. This talk will present our progress on the development of the dual-species comagnetometer.

  20. Search for Excited Electrons in ep Collisions at HERA

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    Aaron, F D; Andreev, V; Antunovic, B; Aplin, S; Asmone, A; Astvatsatourov, A; Bacchetta, A; Backovic, S; Baghdasaryan, A; Baranov, P; Barrelet, E; Bartel, Wulfrin; Beckingham, M; Begzsuren, K; Behnke, O; Belousov, A; Berger, N; Bizot, J C; Boenig, M O; Boudry, V; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I; Bracinik, J; Brandt, G; Brinkmann, M; Brisson, V; Bruncko, D; Bunyatyan, A; Buschhorn, G; Bystritskaya, L; Campbell, A J; Cantun Avila, K B; Cassol-Brunner, F; Cerny, K; Cerny, V; Chekelian, V; Cholewa, A; Contreras, J G; Coughlan, J A; Cozzika, G; Cvach, J; Dainton, J B; Daum, K; Deák, M; De Boer, Y; Delcourt, B; Del Degan, M; Delvax, J; de Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Diaconu, C; Dodonov, V; Dossanov, A; Dubak, A; Eckerlin, G; Efremenko, V; Egli, S; Eliseev, A; Elsen, E; Essenov, S; Falkiewicz, A; Faulkner, P J W; Favart, L; Fedotov, A; Felst, R; Feltesse, J; Ferencei, J; Finke, L; Fleischer, M; Fomenko, A; Gabathuler, E; Gayler, J; Ghazaryan, S; Glazov, A; Glushkov, I; Görlich, L; Goettlich, M; Gogitidze, N; Gouzevitch, M; Grab, C; Greenshaw, T; Grell, B R; Grindhammer, G; Habib, S; Haidt, D; Hansson, M; Helebrant, C; Henderson, R C W; Henschel, H; Herrera-Corral, G; Hildebrandt, M; Hiller, K H; Hoffmann, D; Horisberger, R; Hovhannisyan, A; Hreus, T; Jacquet, M; Janssen, M E; Janssen, X; Jemanov, V; Jonsson, L; Johnson, D P; Jung, A W; Jung, H; Kapichine, M; Katzy, J; Kenyon, I R; Kiesling, C; Klein, M; Kleinwort, C; Klimkovich, T; Kluge, T; Knutsson, A; Kogler, R; Korbel, V; Kostka, P; Krämer, M; Krastev, K; Kretzschmar, J; Kropivnitskaya, A; Krüger, K; Kutak, K; Landon, M P J; Lange, W; Lastoviicka-Medin, G; Laycock, P; Lebedev, A; Leibenguth, G; Lendermann, V; Levonian, S; Li, G; Lipka, K; Liptaj, A; List, B; List, J; Loktionova, N; López-Fernandez, R; Lubimov, V; Lucaci-Timoce, A I; Lytkin, L; Makankine, A; Malinovski, E; Marage, P; Marti, L; Martyn, H U; Maxfield, S J; Mehta, A; Meier, K; Meyer, A B; Meyer, H; Meyer, J; Michels, V; Mikocki, S; Milcewicz-Mika, I; Moreau, F; Morozov, A; Morris, J V; Mozer, M U; Mudrinic, M; Müller, K; Murn, P; Nankov, K; Naroska, B; Naumann, T; Newman, P R; Niebuhr, C; Nikiforov, A; Nowak, G; Nowak, K; Nozicka, M; Olivier, B; Olsson, J E; Osman, S; Ozerov, D; Palichik, V; Panagouliasl, I; Pandurovic, M; Papadopouloul, T; Pascaud, C; Patel, G D; Pejchal, O; Peng, H; Pérez, E; Petrukhin, A; Picuric, I; Piec, S; Pitzl, D; Placakyte, R; Polifka, R; Povh, B; Preda, T; Radescu, V; Rahmat, A J; Raicevic, N; Raspiareza, A; Ravdandorj, T; Reimer, P; Rizvi, E; Robmann, P; Roland, B; Roosen, R; Rostovtsev, A; Rotaru, M; Ruiz Tabasco, J E; Rurikova, Z; Rusakov, S; Salek, D; Salvaire, F; Sankey, D P C; Sauter, M; Sauvan, E; Schmidt, S; Schmitt, S; Schmitz, C; Schoeffel, L; Schöning, A; Schultz-Coulon, H C; Sefkow, F; Shaw-West, R N; Shevyakov, I; Shtarkov, L N; Shushkevich, S; Sloan, T; Smiljanic, I; Smirnov, P; Soloviev, Yu; Sopicki, P; South, D; Spaskov, V; Specka, A; Staykova, Z; Steder, M; Stella, B; Straumann, U; Sunar, D; Sykora, T; Tchoulakov, V; Thompson, G; Thompson, P D; Toll, T; Tomasz, F; Tran, T H; Traynor, D; Trinh, T N; Truöl, P; Tsakov, I; Tseepeldorj, B; Tsurin, I; Turnau, J; Tzamariudaki, E; Urban, K; Valkárová, A; Vallée, C; Van Mechelen, P; VargasTrevino, A; Vazdik, Ya; Vinokurova, S; Volchinski, V; Wegener, D; Wessels, M; Wissing, C; Wünsch, E; Yeganov, V; Zácek, J; Zaleisak, J; Zhang, Z; Zhelezov, A; Zhokin, A; Zhu, Y C; Zimmermann, T; Zohrabyan, H; Zomer, F; 10.1016/j.physletb.2008.07.014

    2008-01-01

    A search for excited electrons is performed using the full $e^{\\pm}p$ data sample collected by the H1 experiment at HERA, corresponding to a total luminosity of 475 pb$^{-1}$. The electroweak decays of excited electrons ${e}^{*}\\to{e}{\\gamma}$, ${e}^{*}\\to{e}Z$ and ${e}^{*}{\\to}\

  1. Search for excited electrons using the ZEUS detector

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    This paper reports a search for excited electrons at the HERA electron-proton collider. In a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 26 nb-1, no evidence was found for any resonant state decaying into e-?, ?W- or e-Z0. Limits on the coupling strength of an excited electron have been determined for masses between 45 and 225 GeV. This study also reports the observation of the wide-angle e? Compton scattering process. (orig.)

  2. SEARCH FOR EXCITED ELECTRONS USING THE ZEUS DETECTOR

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    ARZARELLO, F; Basile, M.; Bruni, G.; Bruni, P.; Lin, Q; Diekmann, B; Hilger, E; MENGEL, S; MOLLEN, J; SCHRAMM, D; Wedemeyer, R; Heath, H.; MALOS, J; TAPPER, R; Barillari, T.

    1993-01-01

    This paper reports a search for excited electrons at the HERA electron-proton collider. In a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 26 nb-1, no evidence was found for any resonant state decaying into e-?, ?W- or e-Z0. Limits on the coupling strength of an excited electron have been determined for masses between 45 and 225 GeV. This study also reports the observation of the wide-angle e? Compton scattering process.

  3. Search for scalar electrons at PEP

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    Experimental results from e+e- reactions at the Positron Electron Project (PEP) using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) are presented. Events with two electrons, and no other charged particles, in the final state are studied. Limits are given for the production of scalar-electrons predicted by models based on supersymmetry. In particular the pair production of such particles through s-channel single photon annihilation and t-channel inelastic scattering is considered. The data are well described by quantum electrodynamics (QED) but we observe one event which is also consistent with a supersymmetric model. Using this single event we find that the mass, M/sub se/, of these scalar-electrons es excluded, to 95% CL, in the range 1.8 less than or equal to M/sub se/ less than or equal to 14.2 GeV/c2. A description of the HRS detector is given with particular emphasis on the electronic trigger system

  4. Can electronic search engines optimize screening of search results in systematic reviews: an empirical study

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    Clifford Tammy J

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Most electronic search efforts directed at identifying primary studies for inclusion in systematic reviews rely on the optimal Boolean search features of search interfaces such as DIALOG® and Ovid™. Our objective is to test the ability of an Ultraseek® search engine to rank MEDLINE® records of the included studies of Cochrane reviews within the top half of all the records retrieved by the Boolean MEDLINE search used by the reviewers. Methods Collections were created using the MEDLINE bibliographic records of included and excluded studies listed in the review and all records retrieved by the MEDLINE search. Records were converted to individual HTML files. Collections of records were indexed and searched through a statistical search engine, Ultraseek, using review-specific search terms. Our data sources, systematic reviews published in the Cochrane library, were included if they reported using at least one phase of the Cochrane Highly Sensitive Search Strategy (HSSS, provided citations for both included and excluded studies and conducted a meta-analysis using a binary outcome measure. Reviews were selected if they yielded between 1000–6000 records when the MEDLINE search strategy was replicated. Results Nine Cochrane reviews were included. Included studies within the Cochrane reviews were found within the first 500 retrieved studies more often than would be expected by chance. Across all reviews, recall of included studies into the top 500 was 0.70. There was no statistically significant difference in ranking when comparing included studies with just the subset of excluded studies listed as excluded in the published review. Conclusion The relevance ranking provided by the search engine was better than expected by chance and shows promise for the preliminary evaluation of large results from Boolean searches. A statistical search engine does not appear to be able to make fine discriminations concerning the relevance of bibliographic records that have been pre-screened by systematic reviewers.

  5. Search for excited electrons in ep collisions at HERA

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    A search for excited electrons is performed using the full e±p data sample collected by the H1 experiment at HERA, corresponding to a total luminosity of 475 pb-1. The electroweak decays of excited electrons e* ?e?, e* ?eZ and e* ??W with subsequent hadronic or leptonic decays of the W and Z bosons are considered. No evidence for excited electron production is found. Mass dependent exclusion limits on e* production cross sections and on the ratio f/? of the coupling to the compositeness scale are derived within gauge mediated models. These limits extend the excluded region compared to previous excited electron searches. The e* production via contact interactions is also addressed for the first time in ep collisions. (orig.)

  6. Ultrasonic Abrasive Removal Of EDM Recast

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    Mandel, Johnny L.; Jacobson, Marlowe S.

    1990-01-01

    Ultrasonic abrasive process removes layer of recast material generated during electrical-discharge machining (EDM) of damper pocket on turbine blade. Form-fitted tool vibrated ultrasonically in damper pocket from which material removed. Vibrations activate abrasive in pocket. Amount of material removed controlled precisely.

  7. Development of Techniques for a Precision Neutron EDM Measurement at RCNP

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    Matsumiya, Ryohei; Masuda, Yasuhiro; Kawasaki, Shinsuke; Jeong, Sun-Chan; Watanabe, Yutaka; Hatanaka, Kichiji; Pierre, Edgard; Shin, Yunchang; Matsuta, Kensaku; Mihara, Mototsugu

    2014-09-01

    A non-zero neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) breaks the time-reversal symmetry. A precision measurement of the nEDM is expected to be a good probe to search for theories beyond the standard model. We have been developing techniques for a nEDM measurement, using a high intensity ultra-cold neutron (UCN) source developed by the collaboration between KEK and RCNP. We have succeeded to polarize UCNs by a super conducting polarizer, and stored them in a cell. This cell will be installed in static magnetic and electric fields for a nEDM observation by the Ramsey separated-oscillatory-field magnetic resonance method. The homogeneity of the magnetic field is being improved aiming to increase the transverse relaxation time T2. A multilayered magnetic shielding and a compensation coil system was developed to cancel the geomagnetic field. Some materials around the cell which were not completely non-magnetic were replaced. We are developing a 129Xe co-magnetometer for the high precision field monitoring, and a high voltage system including electrodes with minimum UCN losses. In this talk, the present status of these apparatuses will be discussed.

  8. Progress towards a measurement of the electron electric dipole moment with trapped molecular ions

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    Cairncross, Will; Cossel, Kevin; Grau, Matt; Gresh, Dan; Ye, Jun; Cornell, Eric

    2014-05-01

    Trapped molecular ions are well suited to searches for the electric dipole moment of the electron (eEDM) due to the long coherence times possible. The current experiment at JILA focuses on the metastable 3?1 level of HfF+ in a Paul trap with additional rotating electric and magnetic bias fields. We have demonstrated the ability to state-selectively transfer population to the desired 3?1 J = 1 state in the ion trap and to efficiently read-out the population in single spin states using photodissociation. Using these techniques, we performed Stark spectroscopy of the eEDM measurement states and made an absolute determination of the magnetic g-factors of the mF = +/- 3 / 2 Zeeman sub-levels. Finally, we have demonstrated eEDM-sensitive Ramsey spectroscopy in a rotating bias field with 100 ms coherence time and four detected ion counts on average per experimental cycle.

  9. Extra-chromosomal DNA maintenance in Bacillus subtilis, dependence on flagellation factor FliF and moonlighting mediator EdmS.

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    Hakumai, Yuichi; Shimomoto, Kouko; Ashiuchi, Makoto

    2015-05-15

    Extra-chromosomal DNA maintenance (EDM) as an important process in the propagation and genetic engineering of microbes. Bacillus subtilis EdmS (formerly PgsE), a protein comprising 55 amino acids, is a mediator of the EDM process. In this study, the effect of mutation of global regulators on B. subtilis EDM was examined. Mutation of the swrA gene abolished EdmS-mediated EDM. It is known that swrA predominantly regulates expression of the fla/che operon in B. subtilis. We therefore performed EDM analysis using fla/che-deletion mutants and identified an EDM-mediated EDM cooperator in the flgB-fliL region. Further genetic investigation identified the flagellation factor FliF is a crucial EDM cooperator. To our knowledge, this is the first observation of the moonlighting function of FliF in DNA maintenance. PMID:25843804

  10. Development of the Measurement System for the Search of an Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron with Laser-Cooled Francium Atoms

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    Inoue T.; Ando S.; Arikawa H.; Ezure S.; Harada K.; Hayamizu T.; Ishikawa T; Itoh M.; Kato K; Kato T.; Kawamura H.; Nataraj H. S.; Sato T.; Uchiyama A.; Aoki T.

    2014-01-01

    We plan to measure the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron, which has the sensitivity to the CP violation in theories beyond the standard model by using the laser-cooled francium (Fr) atom. This paper reports the present status of the EDM measurement system. A high voltage application system was constructed in order to produce the strong electric field (100 kV/cm) needed for the experiment. After conditioning, the leakage current was 10 pA when a high voltage of 43 kV was a...

  11. Data confession in the portuguese EDM

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    Costa, Leonardo

    2008-01-01

    A dual profit model is used to characterize the Entre Douro e Minho (EDM) region agriculture. The data comes from budgets for twelve representative farms. Positive Mathematical Programming (PMP is applied. First, shadow prices of fixed inputs are obtained for each farm from a linear program (LP) forcing base year (1994) net output and fixed input allocations. Second, the Maximum Entropy (ME) technique is used to recover the restricted profit functions. The model purely reproduces observed net...

  12. Development of the Measurement System for the Search of an Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron with Laser-Cooled Francium Atoms

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    Inoue, T.; Ando, S.; Aoki, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Harada, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, K.; Kato, T.; Kawamura, H.; Nataraj, H. S.; Sato, T.; Uchiyama, A.; Aoki, T.; Furukawa, T.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Imai, K.; Murakami, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Wakasa, T.; Yoshida, H. P.; Sakemi, Y.

    2014-03-01

    We plan to measure the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron, which has the sensitivity to the CP violation in theories beyond the standard model by using the laser-cooled francium (Fr) atom. This paper reports the present status of the EDM measurement system. A high voltage application system was constructed in order to produce the strong electric field (100 kV/cm) needed for the experiment. After conditioning, the leakage current was 10 pA when a high voltage of 43 kV was applied. Also, a drift of an environmental field was measured at the planned location of the Fr-EDM experiment. The drift is suppressed at present down to the level of 10 pT by installing a 4-layermagnetic shield. Improvements are still needed to reach the required field stability of 1 fT.

  13. Development of the Measurement System for the Search of an Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron with Laser-Cooled Francium Atoms

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    Inoue T.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We plan to measure the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM of the electron, which has the sensitivity to the CP violation in theories beyond the standard model by using the laser-cooled francium (Fr atom. This paper reports the present status of the EDM measurement system. A high voltage application system was constructed in order to produce the strong electric field (100 kV/cm needed for the experiment. After conditioning, the leakage current was 10 pA when a high voltage of 43 kV was applied. Also, a drift of an environmental field was measured at the planned location of the Fr-EDM experiment. The drift is suppressed at present down to the level of 10 pT by installing a 4-layermagnetic shield. Improvements are still needed to reach the required field stability of 1 fT.

  14. A search for supersymmetric electrons with the Mark II detector at PEP (Positron Electron Project)

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    LeClaire, B.W.

    1987-10-01

    An experimental search for selectrons, the supersymmetric partner of the electron, has been performed at the PEP storage ring at SLAC using the Mark II detector. The experimental search done was based upon hypothetical reaction in e/sup +/e/sup -/ interactions at PEP center of mass energies of 29 GeV. In this reaction the selectrons, e-tilde, are assumed produced by the interaction of one of initial state electrons with a photon radiated from the other initial state electron. This latter electron is assumed to continue down the beam pipe undetected. The photon and electron then produce a selectron and a photino, ..gamma..-tilde, in the supersymmetric analog of Compton scattering. The photino is assumed to be the lightest supersymmetric particle, and as such, does not interact in the detector, thereby escaping detection very much like a neutrino. The selectron is assumed to immediately decay into an electron and photino. This electron is produced with large p perpendicular with respect to the beam pipe, since it must balance the transverse momentum carried off by the photinos. Thus, the experimental signature of the process is a single electron in the detector with a large unbalanced tranverse momentum. No events of this type were observed in the original search of 123 pb/sup -1/ of data, resulting in a cross section limit of less than 2.4 x 10/sup -2/ pb (at the 95% CL) within the detector acceptance. This cross section upper limit applies to any process which produces anomalous single electron events with missing transverse momentum. When interpreted as a supersymmetry search it results in a lower selectron mass limit of 22.2 GeV/c/sup 2/ for the case of massless photinos. Limits for non-zero mass photinos have been calculated. 87 refs., 67 figs., 17 tabs.

  15. A search for supersymmetric electrons with the Mark II detector at PEP [Positron Electron Project

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    An experimental search for selectrons, the supersymmetric partner of the electron, has been performed at the PEP storage ring at SLAC using the Mark II detector. The experimental search done was based upon hypothetical reaction in e+e- interactions at PEP center of mass energies of 29 GeV. In this reaction the selectrons, e, are assumed produced by the interaction of one of initial state electrons with a photon radiated from the other initial state electron. This latter electron is assumed to continue down the beam pipe undetected. The photon and electron then produce a selectron and a photino, ?, in the supersymmetric analog of Compton scattering. The photino is assumed to be the lightest supersymmetric particle, and as such, does not interact in the detector, thereby escaping detection very much like a neutrino. The selectron is assumed to immediately decay into an electron and photino. This electron is produced with large p perpendicular with respect to the beam pipe, since it must balance the transverse momentum carried off by the photinos. Thus, the experimental signature of the process is a single electron in the detector with a large unbalanced tranverse momentum. No events of this type were observed in the original search of 123 pb-1 of data, resulting in a cross section limit of less than 2.4 x 10-2 pb (at the 95% CL) within the detector acceptance. This cross section upper limit applies to any process which produces anomalous single electron events with missing transverse momentum. When interpreted as a supersymmetry search it results in a lower selectron mass limit of 22.2 GeV/c2 for the case of massless photinos. Limits for non-zero mass photinos have been calculated. 87 refs., 67 figs., 17 tabs

  16. Empirical Modeling of EDM Parameters Using Grey Relational Analysis

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    A. Doniavi; M. Eskandarzade; A. Abdi; A. Totonchi

    2008-01-01

    Optimization of multi criteria problems is a great need of producers to product precision parts with low costs. Many methods such as Taguchi and Response Surface Methodology have been employed for optimization of EDM process. However there are few researches involve the optimization of multi-response problem in EDM process. The attempt of this paper is to optimize multiple performance characteristics of EDM process using Grey relational analysis based on Taguchi orthogonal array. The r...

  17. Nucleon EDM and rare decays of eta mesons

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    Gorchtein, Mikhail

    2008-01-01

    I consider rare CP-violating decay modes $\\eta(\\eta')\\to\\pi\\pi$ and note that an interaction that leads to such decays would necessarily induce a nucleon electric dipole moment (EDM). The experimental limits for the corresponding branching ratios are quite soft. I relate these decay branching ratios to the value of the induced nucleon EDM and translate the experimental limits on the neutron EDM into much more stringent constraints on these decay rates: $\\frac{\\Gamma_{\\eta\\to...

  18. Search for relativistic electrons in laboratory discharge experiments

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    Ostgaard, Nikolai; Carlson, Brant E.; Grøndahl, Øystein; Kochkin, Pavlo; Nisi, Ragnhild S.; Gjesteland, Thomas

    2015-04-01

    Discharge experiments were carried out at the Technical University of Eindhoven in 2013. The experimental set-up was designed to search for electrons produced in meter-scale sparks using a 1 MV Marx generator. Negative voltage was applied to the HV electrode. Five thin (1 mm) plastic detectors (5 cm2 each) were distributed in various configurations close to the spark gap. Earlier studies have shown (for HV negative) that X-rays are produced when a cloud of streamers has developed 30-60 cm from the negative electrode. This indicates that the electrons producing the X-rays are also accelerated in this location, probably in the strong electric field from countestreaming streamers of opposite polarity. Comparing our measurements with modeling results we find that 200-400 keV electrons produced about 30-60 cm from the negative electrode is the most likely source of our measurements.

  19. Development on cryogenic valve (V1) for the SNS nEDM experiment

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    Tang, Zhaowen; Ito, Takeyasu; Ramsey, John; Currie, Scott; SNS nEDM Collaboration

    2015-04-01

    The goal of the nEDM experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is to search for a neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) with a sensitivity below 5 ×10-28 e-cm as a signature of Charge-Parity violation, which is ~ 50 times better than the current experimental limit. The experiment utilizes polarized 3 He as a co-magnetometer and as a method to measure the precession frequency of the neutron in-situ. This method improves both the statistical and systematic sensitivity of the experiment, however, does create many technical challenges. One of these challenges is the cryogenic V1 valve operating at 0.4 K, which isolates the ultra cold neutron (UCN) cell from the 3 He transfer system. The valve has to be UCN friendly, mechanically robust, 3 He leak tight, friendly to polarized 3 He, etc. We will report the progress of the R/D effort of the V1 valve.

  20. Library Instruction and College Student Self-Efficacy in Electronic Information Searching.

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    Ren, Wen-Hua

    2000-01-01

    Explores whether library instruction can enhance college students' self-efficacy in electronic information searching. Assesses self-efficacy before and after library instruction; examines how self-esteem is related to students' attitudes toward acquiring electronic search skills, their emotions, and search performance; and discusses implications…

  1. Optimization of EDM Process of (Cu-W EDM Electrodes on Different Progression

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    Arvind Kumar Tiwari

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research work is to determine the optimal cutting condition of EDM process of different work piece materials using different compositions of Cu-W tool Electrodes. The key cutting factors such as Discharge Current, Voltage, Pulse- On – Time, Duty Cycle, Spark Gap and flushing pressure will be optimized.

  2. EDM Machine Modified For Micro Drilling In DAC Experiments

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    Lonappan, Dayana; Shekar, N. V. Chandra; Sundaram, L. M.; Edwin, T.; Sahu, P. Ch.

    2011-07-01

    A JOEMARS Electric discharge machine (EDM) has been modified for micro drilling of gasket holes for high pressure experiments using a diamond anvil cell. We were able to use normal tungsten carbide drill bits that are used for drilling micro holes manually with the EDM. The drilled holes were free of burr formation and had a nice surface finish.

  3. Electrical measurements in µ-EDM

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    The phenomena occurring between the electrodes in electric discharge machining when manufacturing features on the micro-metre scale (µ-EDM) is not fully understood. Poor quantitative knowledge of the sources of variability affecting this process hinders the identification of its natural tolerance limits. Moreover, improvements in measuring systems contribute to the acquisition of new information that often conflicts with existent theoretical models of this process. The prime objective of this paper is to advance the experimental knowledge of µ-EDM by providing a measurement framework for the electrical discharges. The effects of the electrodes metallic materials (Ag, Ni, Ti, W) on the electrical measurements defined in the proposed framework are analysed. Linear mixed-effects models are fitted to the experimental data using the restricted maximum likelihood method (REML). The main conclusion drawn is that the discharge current and voltage as defined and measured in this framework do significantly depend on the electrode material even when keeping all the other machining conditions unchanged

  4. Development of high-sensitivity NMOR magnetometry for an EDM experiment

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    Developments are in progress aiming at the search for a permanent Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) in 129Xe atom using a low-frequency nuclear spin maser. In the EDM experiment, drifts in the applied static magnetic field in a long time scale are the dominating source of errors in frequency determination. The stability of the applied field and its monitoring by use of a high sensitivity magnetometer are thus the indispensable part of the EDM experiment. We are developing a magnetometer based on the Nonlinear Magneto-Optical Rotation (NMOR) effect in Rb atom. The sharp response to the magnetic field in this apparatus relies on a long relaxation time of the atomic spin alignment induced by linearly polarized laser light, and thus the suppression of the atomic decoherence should be essential for its sensitivity. Coating the inner walls of the cell with an antirelaxation layer, introducing a buffer gas in the cell and cancelling the transverse magnetic field should be effective in preventing atoms from depolarization. We obtained several NMOR spectra for Rb in cylindrical cells in such attempts. Up to now a sensitivity of ?B=1.5 x 10-5 G has been attained in the present setup.

  5. Sensitivity Reach of the Neutron EDM Experiment: The Electric Field Strength

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    The search for an electric dipole moment of the neutron tests physics beyond the Standard Model such as new sources of CP-violation and Supersymmetry. The nEDM experiment aims to improve the sensitivity on the current limit of the electric dipole moment of the neutron to -27 e·cm. The experiment will use a flux of Ultra Cold Neutrons (UCNs) produced and stored in a bath of superfluid He-II. A change in precession frequency is expected for a non-zero EDM when an electric field is applied parallel and antiparallel to a magnetic field across the neutron storage cell. A dominant parameter in terms of reducing the statistical uncertainty of this measurement is the strength of the applied electric field. An experiment to measure if superfluid He-II can sustain up to 50 kV/cm for a volume and electrode spacings comparable to the nEDM experiment has been constructed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It consists in a large-area parallel plate capacitor immersed in a 200 liter central volume inside a suitable cryostat that in turn is connected to a dilution refrigerator unit. A description of test runs and the status of the experiment is presented.

  6. Theoretical study of thorium monoxide for the electron electric dipole moment search, II: Electronic properties of $H^3\\Delta_1$ in ThO

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    Skripnikov, L V

    2014-01-01

    Recently an improved limits on the electron electric dipole moment, \\eEDM, and dimensionless constant, $k_{T,P}$, characterizing the strength of the T,P-odd pseudoscalar$-$scalar electron$-$nucleus neutral current interaction in the $H^3\\Delta_1$ state of ThO molecule were obtained by ACME collaboration [Science 343, 269 (2014)]. The interpretation of the experiment in terms of fundamental quantities \\eEDM\\ and $k_{T,P}$ is based on the results of theoretical study of appropriate ThO characteristics, the effective electric field acting on electron, \\Eeff, and a parameter of the T,P-odd pseudoscalar$-$scalar interaction, $W_{T,P}$, given in [J.Chem.Phys.\\ 139, 221103 (2013)] by St.Petersburg group. To reduce the uncertainties of the given limits we report improved calculations of the molecular state$-$specific quantities \\Eeff, 81.5~GV/cm, and $W_{T,P}$, 112~kHz, with the uncertainty within 7\\% of the magnitudes. Thus, the values recommended to use for the upper limits of the quantities are 75.8~GV/cm and 104~...

  7. LIPSS Free-Electron Laser Searches for Dark Matter

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    Afanaciev, Andrei; Beard, Kevin; Biallas, George; Boyce, James R; Minarni, M; Ramdon, R; Robinson, Taylor; Shinn, Michelle D

    2011-09-01

    A variety of Dark Matter particle candidates have been hypothesized by physics Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) in the very light (10{sup -6} - 10{sup -3} eV) range. In the past decade several international groups have conducted laboratory experiments designed to either produce such particles or extend the boundaries in parameter space. The LIght Pseudo-scalar and Scalar Search (LIPSS) Collaboration, using the 'Light Shining through a Wall' (LSW) technique, passes the high average power photon beam from Jefferson Lab's Free-Electron Laser through a magnetic field upstream from a mirror and optical beam dump. Light Neutral Bosons (LNBs), generated by coupling of photons with the magnetic field, pass through the mirror ('the Wall') into an identical magnetic field where they revert to detectable photons by the same coupling process. While no evidence of LNBs was evident, new scalar coupling boundaries were established. New constraints were also determined for hypothetical para-photons and for millicharged fermions. We will describe our experimental setup and results for LNBs, para-photons, and milli-charged fermions. Plans for chameleon particle searches are underway.

  8. The neutron EDM in the SM: a review

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    We review the status of the electric dipole moment (EDM) of neutron in the Standard Model (SM). The contributions of the strong and electroweak interactions are discussed separately. In each case the structure of Lagrangian and the sources of CP violation are specified, and subsequently calculational details are given. These two contributions to the neutron EDM exist in any extension of the SM including supersymmetry, two-doublet models as well as models with more than three generations of fermions. We briefly discuss the status of the neutron EDM in such extensions and give the relevant literature. (author)

  9. Ethnography From the Inside: Industry-based Research in the Commercial Sydney EDM Scene

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    Ed Montano

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research and participant observation in the Sydney commercial electronic dance music (EDM scene, this article explores some of the issues and tensions in conducting industry-based fieldwork in EDM culture. Through interviews with some of the scene’s key DJs, promoters, media workers and other industry personnel, consideration is given to designing a set of guiding principles for researchers undertaking “behind-the-scenes”, localised EDM research. The starting point for my discussion is my work in dance music retail, specifically at Central Station Records between 2002 and 2005. The level of access this work granted me to particular industry workers and the subsequent networks I was able to establish proved invaluable to my research not only when seeking out interviewees but also when seeking entry to clubs and events. However, while insider knowledge has numerous benefits, convincing contacts of the relevance of research can be problematic, as can maintaining a critical distance.

  10. Performance Evaluation of Rotary EDM by Experimental design Technique

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    J.S. Joshi

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an experimental design to study the performance of rotary electro-discharge machining (EDM. Scientific investigations have been carried out to find the effect of various EDM parameters. Titanimn alloy and die steel workpieces were machined with copper-tungsten tool electrode. The response surface technique has been adopted to compare the performance of rotary EDM, since such technological surfaces serve as an objective criteria to compare EDM systems. Moreover, such a surface and its response function serve as a mathematical model of the process. The analysis of the results was based on standard statistical techniques. The response surfaces and the corresponding response functions were determined for the machining indices for metal removal rate, surface finish, micro-hardness, etc. All the calculations were carried out through a computer programme specially developed for this purpose."

  11. Positron on Neutron capture reaction, radiative corrections and neutron EDM

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    Khankhasayev, Mikhail; Scarlett, Carol

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the positron capture by a neutron reaction, which is just the inverse of the well-known neutrino capture by a proton reaction. The effect of the QED radiative corrections is investigated. In particular, the analysis considers the effects of treating the neutron as a composite object that can have an electric dipole moment (nEDM). For the case of unpolarized hadrons the effects of a nEDM appear to vanish.

  12. The Neutron EDM in the SM : A Review

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    Dar, Shahida

    2000-01-01

    We review the status of the electric dipole moment (EDM) of neutron in the Standard Model (SM). The contributions of the strong and electroweak interactions are discussed seperately. In each case the structure of the Lagrangian and the sources of CP violation are specified, and calculational details are given subsequently. These two contributions to the neutron EDM exist in any extension of the SM including supersymmetry, two--doublet models as well as models with more than ...

  13. The study of lepton EDM in CP violating BLMSSM

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    Zhao, Shu-Min; Feng, Tai-Fu; Zhan, Xi-Jie; Zhang, Hai-Bin; Yan, Ben

    2015-07-01

    In the supersymmetric model with local gauged baryon and lepton numbers (BLMSSM), the CP violating effects are considered to study the lepton electric dipole moment (EDM). The CP violating phases in BLMSSM are more than those in the standard model (SM) and can give large contributions. The analysis of the EDMs for the leptons e, ?, ? is shown in this work. It is in favour of exploring the source of CP violation and probing the physics beyond SM.

  14. Micro-EDM: Process effects on the tool wear ratio

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    Schubert, A.; Wolf, N.; Zeidler, H.

    2011-01-01

    The fabrication of high aspect ratio microstructures is very challenging, especially when the work piece material is hard to machine. Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) offers a contact- and nearly force free way of micromachining and is therefore an appropriate means to producing microstructures. One key obstacle for a precise machining by micro-EDM is the tool wear. When ED-machining microstructures process speed, stability and thus tool wear are related to the aspect ratio of the structures...

  15. A search for single electron production in electron positron annihilation at E = 29 GeV

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    This thesis presents experimental results from the ASP detector which took data on e+e- interactions in the PEP storage ring at SLAC. Its design was particularly suitable for searching for production of supersymmetric particles. The motivations for and phenomenology of Supersymmetry are discussed. In particular, the production of a single supersymmetric electron (''selectron'', e) in combination with a supersymmetric photon (''photino'', ?) would result in events in which a single electron and no other particles are observed in the detector at an e+e- collider such as PEP, provided the masses of these particles are not too large. Such events would also result from the production of a single supersymmetric W-boson (''wino'', W) in combination with a supersymmetric neutrino (''sneutrino'', ?). These processes make it possible to search for electrons and winos with masses greater than the beam energy. Observation of these unusual events would distinctly indicate the production of new particles. The ASP detector was designed to be hermetic and to provide efficient event reconstruction for low multiplicity events. The detector is described and its performance is evaluated; it is found to be well-suited to this study. The data sample collected with the detector was thoroughly analyzed for evidence of single-electron events. The various possible background processes are considered and Monte Carlo calculations of the distributions from single selectron and single wino production are presented. Using this information an efficient off-line event selection process was developed, and it is described in detail. 82 refs., 41 figs., 4 tabs

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  17. Machining of Cemented Tungsten Carbide using EDM

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    A.M.A. Rani

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we investigate the possibility of machining cemented tungsten carbide WC+6% Co by using copper. Tungsten carbide is hard and brittle with low thermal conductivity and low thermal expansion. The high resistant to abrasive wear and high melting point are the main reason for the selection of these materials for large number of applications such as machining tool and die material. The hardness of WC+Co primarily depends on the average grain size and cobalt content. The difficulty when machining cemented tungsten carbide comes from the thermal stress. The micro cracks enlarge, which leads to macro crack and fragmentation. This can be referred to the low thermal expansion, thermal conductivity and brittleness, which create a high thermal stress. Generally, cooling and removal of the cracked particles are difficult. In order to develop the optimal machining process for the desirable machining response, L9 Taguchi Orthogonal Array (OA were used. This orthogonal array is used for optimization of the following variables; Peak-Current (IP, pulse ON-Time (ON, pulse OFF-Time (OFF and Gap-Voltage (GAP. The results show that it’s possible to EDMing WC-Co using copper electrode at very low energy setting but at the expense of material removal rate MRR.

  18. Hybrid micromachining using a nanosecond pulsed laser and micro EDM

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    Micro electrical discharge machining (micro EDM) is a well-known precise machining process that achieves micro structures of excellent quality for any conductive material. However, the slow machining speed and high tool wear are main drawbacks of this process. Though the use of deionized water instead of kerosene as a dielectric fluid can reduce the tool wear and increase the machine speed, the material removal rate (MRR) is still low. In contrast, laser ablation using a nanosecond pulsed laser is a fast and non-wear machining process but achieves micro figures of rather low quality. Therefore, the integration of these two processes can overcome the respective disadvantages. This paper reports a hybrid process of a nanosecond pulsed laser and micro EDM for micromachining. A novel hybrid micromachining system that combines the two discrete machining processes is introduced. Then, the feasibility and characteristics of the hybrid machining process are investigated compared to conventional EDM and laser ablation. It is verified experimentally that the machining time can be effectively reduced in both EDM drilling and milling by rapid laser pre-machining prior to micro EDM. Finally, some examples of complicated 3D micro structures fabricated by the hybrid process are shown

  19. Study of an ultrafine w-EDM technique

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    A precision ultrafine w-EDM (wire electrical discharge machining) technique specifically for machining intricate parts and structures is developed in this paper. A thumb-sized and versatile w-EDM device equipped with a complete control system for wire tension (ultrafine tungsten wire of 13 µm diameter) is designed and employed for the study of ultrafine w-EDM. The tension of the wire electrode is controlled by magnetic repulsive force to steady the wire during machining. Ultrafine wire cutting can be conducted in vertical-, horizontal- or slantwise-wire arrangements. Via some experiments, optimal machining conditions including discharge capacitance, feed rate, wire tension and the appropriate design for the w-EDM device are obtained. Two miniature samples including a micro of Taipei's landmark 101 building and a micro relay are fabricated and the feasibility of the proposed approach is verified. It is confirmed that the ultrafine w-EDM technique using an ultrafine tungsten wire of 13 µm was realized successfully

  20. AN IMPROVED TOPOLOGICAL DESCRIPTOR EDm AND ITS APPLICATION

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    CHANGMING, NIE; YAXIN, WU; RONGYAN, WU; SONGNIAN, WEN.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, on the basis of the topological index EDm derived from ionicity index matrix, improved distance matrix and branching degree matrix, we proposed the new topological descriptor EDm' by introducing the bond angle into hidden hydrogen graph of molecules and using the geometric distance in [...] stead of the sum of bond length between two vertexes. The EDm describes the molecular structure more accurately, and realizes unique characterization to cis-trans isomers. The quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) models, with correlation coefficients (R) in the range of 0.984-1.000 for the boiling point (b.p.), the standard enthalpy of formation ( DfHm?), the molar refraction (Rm) and the molar volume (Vm) of some cis-trans isomers for alkenes, are subsequently developed by index EDm'. Moreover, the good stability and predictive ability of the models were demonstrated by LOO (leave-one-out) method and RSP (random sampling prediction) method, which further manifests the index EDm has high potential of wide applications in QSPR study.

  1. From yeV to TeV: Search for the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment

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    Beck, D.H.; Budker, D.; Park, B. K.; Collaboration, nEDM

    2011-01-01

    The existence of electric dipole moments (EDM) for fundamental particles signals time-reversal symmetry (T) violation accompanied by violation of parity (P); only upper limits have been established to date. Time-reversal violation in turn implies CP violation under the assumption that CPT is a good symmetry. The neutron is an attractive system for an EDM search, both because it is neu- tral and because a neutron EDM would be relatively easier to interpret than the comparable...

  2. Effect of electro discharge machining (EDM) on the AISI316L SS white layer microstructure and corrosion resistance

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    SIDHOM, Habib; GHANEM, Farhat; AMADOU, Tidiane; Gonzalez, Gonzalo; Braham, Chedly

    2013-01-01

    The localised corrosion resistance of austenitic stainless steels is strongly influenced by the quality of finished surface. EDM machining induces substantial changes by the high thermal gradients generated by electric sparks. Experimental techniques such as roughness measurement, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive microanalysis (EDX) and X-ray diffraction technique, reveal microgeometrical, microstructural, chemical and mechanical changes. These changes lead to white and h...

  3. Use and Search Pattern of Electronic Resources in Five Autonomous Engineering Colleges (Bengaluru)

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    Mallinath Kumbar; G. Kiran kumar

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This study evaluates the use of electronic resources among the faculty in five autonomous Engineering Colleges in Bengaluru. It evaluates the purpose,benefits, preference of web browsers, search engines, file formats, problem faced,and search patterns as the key parameters. It highlights some problems,constraints and forward suggestions for better use of electronic resources.Methodology/Approach: The structured questionnaire is used for data collection besides personal interview and ...

  4. Development of an EDM-tool for theNuclear Industry

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    Kaya, Rabi; Ödling, Anders

    2014-01-01

    Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) is a machining method suitable for repair and maintenance operations in nuclear power plants. Crack removal and material sampling are two common operations where EDM is used in the nuclear power industry. Each crack removal or material sampling operation is unique, a new EDM-tool is therefore designed for every operation. This, together with the fact that the electrode used in the EDM-tool usually wears out before the crack is removed or the sample has been ...

  5. Progress on Tests of Electric Breakdown of Superfluid Liquid Helium-4 in High Electric Field for the SNS nEDM Experiment

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    Wei, Wanchun; Beck, Douglas; Cianciolo, Vince; Clayton, Steven; Crawford, Christopher; Currie, Scott; Griffith, William; Ito, Takeyasu; Ramsey, John; Roberts, Amy; Schmid, Richardo; Seidel, George; Wagner, Daniel; Williamson, Steven; Yao, Weijun; SNS nEDM Collaboration

    2015-04-01

    The SNS nEDM experiment is a collaborative project under development, which aims to search for the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) with ultracold neutrons (UCNs) stored in superfluid liquid helium-4 at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) in Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In general, the ultimate sensitivity of the EDM searches linearly depends on the strength of the applied electric field across the volume of superfluid liquid helium-4 in the UCN storage space. Our goal is to achieve an electric field with strength of 75 kV/cm. However, the phenomenon of electric breakdown in liquid helium-4 is poorly understood in the available literatures. We, therefore, have developed an apparatus to study it at temperatures as low as 0.4 K and pressures between saturated vapor pressure (SVP) of liquid helium and 1 atm. In this talk, we will present the latest progress on the tests of the electric breakdown of superfluid liquid helium-4 and its implications of findings that affect the design of the SNS nEDM experiment.

  6. Surface finishing of micro-EDM holes using deionized water

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    In this paper, with the use of deionized water, a finishing process of micro hole surfaces processed by micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM) is investigated. A micro hole is machined by micro-EDM using deionized water as a dielectric fluid. The inner surface of the hole is finished successfully via electrochemical dissolution in deionized water. The effects of finishing conditions such as the resistivity of deionized water, the voltage, the tool rotation and the finishing time on the surface quality and accuracy of the shape were investigated. After a finishing process using deionized water with a resistivity of 2 M? cm, a voltage of 80 V, a tool rotation of 1200 rpm and a finishing time of 6 min, the surface roughness was reduced considerably from 0.225 µm Ra after micro-EDM to 0.066 µm Ra

  7. The study of lepton EDM in CP violating BLMSSM

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    Zhao, Shu-Min; Zhan, Xi-Jie; Zhang, Hai-Bin; Yan, Ben

    2014-01-01

    In the supersymmetric model with local gauged baryon and lepton numbers(BLMSSM), the CP-violating effects are considered to study the lepton electric dipole moment(EDM). The CP-violating phases in BLMSSM are more than those in the standard model(SM) and can give large contributions. The analysis of the EDMs for the leptons $e,\\mu, \\tau$ is shown in this work. It is in favour of exploring the source of CP violating and probing the physics beyond SM.

  8. Use and Search Pattern of Electronic Resources in Five Autonomous Engineering Colleges (Bengaluru

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    Mallinath Kumbar

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This study evaluates the use of electronic resources among the faculty in five autonomous Engineering Colleges in Bengaluru. It evaluates the purpose,benefits, preference of web browsers, search engines, file formats, problem faced,and search patterns as the key parameters. It highlights some problems,constraints and forward suggestions for better use of electronic resources.Methodology/Approach: The structured questionnaire is used for data collection besides personal interview and observation to add clarity.Findings: The study assesses the faculty awareness and use of electronic resources in their academic and research needs. Besides, familiarity about search patterns for effective retrieval.Research Limitations: The study is limited to the faculty of the Autonomous Engineering Colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU in Bengaluru Region of Karnataka State, India.Keywords: e-resources; search pattern; e-resource use; Autonomous Engineering Colleges.Paper Type: Survey cum Research

  9. EDM of the muon, deuteron, and proton in storage rings

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    I discuss the progression of ideas over the last decade that has led to extremely sensitive dedicated electric dipole moment (edm) storage ring designs. These ideas grew out of our experience in BNL E821: a precision measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (Bennett et al. Phys Rev D73:072003, 2006).

  10. Search Hanford accessible reports electronically system requirements specification

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    The Emergency, Safety, & Quality (ESQ) Services organization of Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) is experiencing changes related to new programs. The programs include Corrective Actions Management Systems, Self-Assessment, Trend Analysis, and Lessons Learned analysis. The programs are pushing up organizational costs while funding and manpower levels are projected to be dropping. A large cost involved in implementing the new programs is the cost for people to locate unstructured information required to make decisions or write documentation. But, most resources for retrieving information are found in structured database systems. This means that unstructured information that must be located has to be found by one of these methods: (1) searching manually through documents, (2) searching individual documents one at a time with word processing programs, (3) searching through text fields with query systems primarily designed for structured database information, or (4) develop a text search and retrieval system designed for unstructured information. One example of this is using Occurrence Reporting Processing System (ORPS) and Quality, Environmental, and Safety Tracking (QUEST) documents. An explanation of this is in the following textual box.

  11. The electron electric dipole moment enhancement factors of Rubidium and Caesium atoms

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    Nataraj, H.S.; Sahoo, B. K.; Das, B. P.; chaudhuri, R. K.; Mukherjee, D.

    2007-01-01

    The enhancement factors of the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the ground states of two paramagnetic atoms; rubidium (Rb) and caesium (Cs) which are sensitive to the electron EDM are computed using the relativistic coupled-cluster theory and our results are compared with the available calculations and measurements. The possibility of improving the limit for the electron EDM using the results of our present work is pointed out.

  12. The Use of Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Software to Create a Database of Librarian-Mediated Literature Searches

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    Lyon, Jennifer A.; GARCIA-MILIAN, ROLANDO; NORTON, HANNAH F.; Tennant, Michele R.

    2014-01-01

    Expert-mediated literature searching, a keystone service in biomedical librarianship, would benefit significantly from regular methodical review. This paper describes the novel use of Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) software to create a database of literature searches conducted at a large academic health sciences library. An archive of paper search requests was entered into REDCap, and librarians now prospectively enter records for current searches. Having search data readily availa...

  13. The fabrication of a micro-spiral structure using EDM deposition in the air

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    A novel micromachining method to deposit a micro-3D spiral structure in air using electrical discharge machining (EDM) with a brass electrode was presented. During the deposition process, a 3D spiral structure is obtained only by the feed of the z-axis in the vertical direction. Furthermore, the obtained structure can be formed and repeated stably even in the upside-down direction under a gravity environment. It is seen that the material components of a micro-spiral structure are almost the same as those of an electrode by the energy spectrum analysis of a micro-spiral structure. According to scanning electron microscope photographs, the micro-spiral appears to feature a layered material organism structure and has compact bonding with the body material. In order to understand the forming mechanism of this kind of micro-spiral structure, simulation analysis is conducted. The track of the deposition particles can be obtained by simulation, which determines the shape of the deposited structure. According to the simulation results, the track of the deposition particles is consistent with that of EDM experiments. It is further found that the distribution of the electromagnetic field in a discharge channel has an important influence on the deposited structure and the track of the deposition particles

  14. Current Research Issue, Trend & Applications of Powder Mixed Dielectric Electric Discharge Machining (PM-EDM: A Review

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    Sushil Kumar Choudhary

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper new concept of manufacturing uses non-conventional energy sources like sound, light, mechanical, chemical, electrical, electrons and ions. With the industrial and technological growth, development of harder and difficult to machine materials, which find wide application in aerospace, nuclear engineering and other industries owing to their high strength to weight ratio, hardness and heat resistance qualities has been witnessed. New developments in the field of material science have led to new engineering metallic materials, composite materials and high tech ceramics having good mechanical properties and thermal characteristics as well as sufficient electrical conductivity so that they can readily be machined by spark erosion. Erosion pulse discharge occurs in a small gap between the work piece and the electrode. This removes the unwanted material from the parent metal through melting and vaporizing in presence of dielectric fluid. In recent years, EDM researchers have explored a number of ways to improve EDM Process parameters such as Electrical parameters, Non-Electrical Parameters, tool Electrode based parameters & Powder based parameters. This new research shares the same objectives of achieving more efficient metal removal rate reduction in tool wear and improved surface quality. This paper reviews the research work carried out from the inception to the development of Powder Mixed Dielectric electric Discharge Machining within the past decade. & also briefly describing the Current Research technique Trend in EDM & optimization Technique used in the Powder mix Electric Discharge Machining research field.

  15. Hedonic and utilitarian search for electronic word-of-mouth and implications on purchase value

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    Pöyry, Essi

    2011-01-01

    Online information search is often seen as a highly utilitarian task but consumers' increasingly diverse ways of using the Web have brought forth more hedonic information search patterns. At the same time, the impact of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) on consumer purchase decisions is increasing. The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences between hedonic and utilitarian eWOM search patterns in the light of purchase value. Using survey data from 1660 customers of two travel ag...

  16. Electronic Commerce, Consumer Search and Retailing Cost Reduction

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    Pereira, P; Pereira, Pedro; Maz\\'on, Cristina

    2001-01-01

    This paper explains four things in a unified way. First, how e-commerce can generate price equilibria where physical shops either compete with virtual shops for consumers with Internet access, or alternatively, sell only to consumers with no Internet access. Second, how these price equilibria might involve price dispersion on-line. Third, why prices may be higher on-line. Fourth, why established firms can, but need not, be more reluctant than newly created firm to adopt e-commerce. For this purpose we develop a model where e-commerce reduces consumers' search costs, involves trade-offs for consumers, and reduces retailing costs.

  17. The Cold Dark Matter Search test stand warm electronics card

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    Hines, Bruce; /Colorado U., Denver; Hansen, Sten; /Fermilab; Huber, Martin; /Colorado U., Denver; Kiper, Terry; /Fermilab; Rau, Wolfgang; /Queen' s U., Kingston; Saab, Tarek; /Florida U.; Seitz, Dennis; Sundqvist, Kyle; /UC, Berkeley; Mandic, Vuk; /Minnesota U.

    2010-11-01

    A card which does the signal processing for four SQUID amplifiers and two charge sensitive channels is described. The card performs the same functions as is presently done with two custom 9U x 280mm Eurocard modules, a commercial multi-channel VME digitizer, a PCI to GPIB interface, a PCI to VME interface and a custom built linear power supply. By integrating these functions onto a single card and using the power over Ethernet standard, the infrastructure requirements for instrumenting a Cold Dark Matter Search (CDMS) detector test stand are significantly reduced.

  18. Neutrino scattering on atomic electrons in searches for neutrino magnetic moment

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    Voloshin, M. B.

    2010-01-01

    The scattering of a neutrino on atomic electrons is considered in the situation where the energy transferred to the electrons is comparable to the characteristic atomic energies, as relevant to the current experimental search for neutrino magnetic moment. The process is contributed by the standard electroweak interaction as well as by the possible neutrino magnetic moment. Quantum mechanical sum rules are derived for the inclusive cross section at a fixed energy deposited in...

  19. Exploring the CP-violating NMSSM: EDM constraints and phenomenology

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    King, S. F.; Mühlleitner, M.; Nevzorov, R.; Walz, K.

    2015-12-01

    The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (NMSSM) features extra new sources for CP violation. In contrast to the MSSM CP violation can already occur at tree level in the Higgs sector. We investigate the range of possible allowed CP-violating phases by taking into account the constraints arising from the measurements of the Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs) and the latest LHC Higgs data. Our analysis shows that large CP-violating phases, that are NMSSM-specific, are not in conflict with the EDMs. They are dominantly constrained by the Higgs data in this case. We use our results to investigate the prospects of measuring CP violation through the combined measurement of Higgs rates, on the one hand, and in observables based on CP-violating Higgs couplings to tau leptons on the other hand.

  20. Exploring the CP-violating NMSSM: EDM Constraints and Phenomenology

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    King, S F; Nevzorov, R; Walz, K

    2015-01-01

    The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (NMSSM) features extra new sources for CP violation. In contrast to the MSSM CP violation can already occur at tree level in the Higgs sector. We investigate the range of possible allowed CP-violating phases by taking into account the constraints arising from the measurements of the Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs) and the latest LHC Higgs data. Our analysis shows that large CP-violating phases, that are NMSSM-specific, are not in conflict with the EDMs. They are dominantly constrained by the Higgs data in this case. We use our results to investigate the prospects of measuring CP violation through the combined measurement of Higgs rates, on the one hand, and in observables based on CP-violating Higgs couplings to tau leptons on the other hand.

  1. Exploring the CP-violating NMSSM: EDM constraints and phenomenology

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    S.F. King

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (NMSSM features extra new sources for CP violation. In contrast to the MSSM CP violation can already occur at tree level in the Higgs sector. We investigate the range of possible allowed CP-violating phases by taking into account the constraints arising from the measurements of the Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs and the latest LHC Higgs data. Our analysis shows that large CP-violating phases, that are NMSSM-specific, are not in conflict with the EDMs. They are dominantly constrained by the Higgs data in this case. We use our results to investigate the prospects of measuring CP violation through the combined measurement of Higgs rates, on the one hand, and in observables based on CP-violating Higgs couplings to tau leptons on the other hand.

  2. Model of Pulsed Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM using RL Circuit

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    Ade Erawan Bin Minhat

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a model of pulsed Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM using RL circuit. There are several mathematical models have been successfully developed based on the initial, ignition and discharge phase of current and voltage gap. According to these models, the circuit schematic of transistor pulse power generator has been designed using electrical model in Matlab Simulink software to identify the profile of voltage and current during machining process. Then, the simulation results are compared with the experimental results.

  3. Interrelationship among g?2, EDMs and cLFV

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    Paradisi, Paride

    2014-03-01

    We summarize the status of charged lepton flavor violation (cLFV) in models beyond the SM. We stress that the current experimental bounds on cLFV processes are already constraining new physics (NP) scenarios more than the direct bounds from the LHC. On the other hand, the interrelationship among leptonic g?2, EDMs and cLFV will turn out to be of outmost importance to disentangle among different NP scenarios.

  4. Relativistic Theory of the Electric Dipole Moment of an Atom due to the Electric Dipole Moment of an Electron

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    Mukherjee, Debashis; Sahoo, B. K.; Nataraj, H.S.; Das, B. P.

    2009-01-01

    The relativistic theory for the electric dipole moment (EDM) of paramagnetic atoms arising from the electric dipole moment of the electron is presented. A novel approach using the relativistic coupled-cluster method that incorporates the residual Coulomb interaction to all orders and a weak parity and time-reversal violating interaction to one order has been employed in Fr to obtain the enhancement of the EDM of that atom compared to the EDM of the electron. Trends of the di...

  5. Study of the Productivity and Surface Quality of Hybrid EDM

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    Wankhade, Sandeepkumar Haribhau; Sharma, Sunil Bansilal

    2015-06-01

    The development of new, advanced engineering materials and the need for precise prototypes and low-volume production have made the electric discharge machining (EDM), an important manufacturing process to meet such demands. It is capable of machining geometrically complex and hard material components, that are precise and difficult-to-machine such as heat treated tool steels, composites, super alloys, ceramics, carbides etc. Conversely the low MRR limits its productivity. Abrasive water jet machine (AJM) tools are quick to setup and offer quick turn-around on the machine and could make parts out of virtually any material. They do not heat the material hence no heat affected zone and can make any intricate shape easily. The main advantages are flexibility, low heat production and ability to machine hard and brittle materials. Main disadvantages comprise the process produces a tapered cut and health hazards due to dry abrasives. To overcome the limitations and exploit the best of each of above processes; an attempt has been made to hybridize the processes of AJM and EDM. The appropriate abrasives routed with compressed air through the hollow electrode to construct the hybrid process i.e., abrasive jet electric discharge machining (AJEDM), the high speed abrasives could impinge on the machined surface to remove the recast layer caused by EDM process. The main process parameters were varied to explore their effects and experimental results show that AJEDM enhances the machining efficiency with better surface finish hence can fit the requirements of modern manufacturing applications.

  6. Multi-Objective Optimization of Green EDM: An Integrated Theory

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    Jagadish; Ray, A.

    2015-01-01

    Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) generates toxic substances, results in serious occupational health, and environmental issues, which influence the process parameters of EDM. These process parameters are multi-response parameters. The aim of this research is to solve the multi-response optimization problems and selection of optimum process parameters of green EDM using an integrated methodology comprising of entropy and Grey Relational Analysis (GRA). In this work, initially, an experiment was performed using Taguchi experimental technique. Thereafter, Entropy-GRA has been used to convert the multi-response parameters into single response parameter. Finally, the ranking of the parameter decides the best experimental set up and optimizes the input process parameters. In this work, Entropy method has been used to extract the precise value of each of the output parameters, which influences the gray relational grades for finding the optimal experimental set up. The justification of optimal input process parameters has been made using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) analysis. An attempt has been made to compare the proposed methodology with the Fuzzy-TOPSIS and Taguchi-VIKOR methodology. The numerical result shows that the optimum process parameters are peak current (4.5 A), pulse duration (261 ?s), dielectric level (80 mm) and flushing pressure (0.3 kg/cm2).

  7. Application of new tool material for electrical discharge machining (EDM)

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    A K Khanra; L C Pathak; M M Godkhindi

    2009-08-01

    In EDM, Cu and graphite are commonly used as tool materials. The poor wear resistance is the drawback of these tools. In the current study, an attempt has been made to develop a ZrB2–Cu composite as an EDM tool material to overcome this problem. Initially, the ZrB2 powder is prepared by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) technique and synthesized powder is mixed with different amounts of Cu powder. Dense composite is developed by a pressureless sintering at 1250°C. The composites are tested as tool material at different EDM process parameters during machining of mild steel. The ZrB2–40 wt% Cu composite shows highest metal removal rate (MRR) with significant tool removal rate (TRR) than other composites. The performance of ZrB2–40 wt% Cu composite is compared to conventional Cu tool. The composite shows higher MRR with less TRR than Cu tool but it shows more average surface roughness and diameteral overcut than Cu tool.

  8. 76 FR 82279 - Electronic Delivery of Search Results From the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the...

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    ... States Patent and Trademark Office Electronic Delivery of Search Results From the United States Patent... electronic delivery of search results from U.S. patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO) to... providing time and cost savings to these applicants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susy...

  9. Evaluating the electrical discharge machining (EDM) parameters with using carbon nanotubes

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    Mohammadzadeh Sari, Mehdi; Brusa, Eugenio

    2012-01-01

    Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the most accurate non traditional manufacturing processes available for creating tiny apertures, complex or simple shapes and geometries within parts and assemblies. Performance of the EDM process is usually evaluated in terms of surface roughness, existence of cracks, voids and recast layer on the surface of product, after machining. Unfortunately, the high heat generated on the electrically discharged material during the EDM process decreases t...

  10. Co-option of EDM2 to distinct regulatory modules in Arabidopsis thaliana development

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    Tsuchiya Tokuji; Eulgem Thomas

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Strong immunity of plants to pathogenic microorganisms is often mediated by highly specific mechanisms of non-self recognition that are dependent on disease resistance (R) genes. The Arabidopsis thaliana protein EDM2 is required for immunity mediated by the R gene RPP7. EDM2 is nuclear localized and contains typical features of transcriptional and epigenetic regulators. In addition, to its role in immunity, EDM2 plays also a role in promoting floral transition. This develo...

  11. Optimizing the Machining Parameters of Micro-EDM for Inconel 718

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    Venkatesan, R; R. Manikandan

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to study on the feasibility of micron size hole manufacturing using micro Electric Discharge Machining (Micro-EDM). Main and auxiliary unit of the micro-EDM machine tool and their functions are described in some detail. The technological and electrical parameters that are effective in Micro-EDM are stated explicitly. Geometry of the machined micro-holes and resolidified material around the hole entrance are observed. Several descriptive pictures, obtained by Scanning Ele...

  12. Ultrasonic assistance and nonconductive materials: Shifting the boundaries of micro-EDM

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    Schubert, Andreas; Zeidler, Henning; Hackert-Oschätzchen, Matthias; Schneider, Jörg

    2011-01-01

    Micro EDM is a known nonconventional process for the machining of hard to cut materials. Due to its ablating nature based on melting and evaporation through heat induced by electrical discharges it is independent of hardness, toughness or brittleness of the workpiece. Because of these benefits, EDM is widely used in tool- and mouldmaking; micro-EDM with its much lower discharge energies has been successfully applied to micromachining of high-accuracy parts. The precision manufacturing of high...

  13. Analysis of Different Tool Material On MRR and Surface Roughness of Mild Steel In EDM

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    Full Text Available In this study, experiments were performed todetermine parameters effecting surface roughness (SRalong with structural analysis of surfaces with respect tomaterial removal parameters. Experimental work wasconducted on Mildl steel with copper, brass and graphiteas tool electrodes with kerosene oil as dielectric fluid.The data compiled during experimentation has beenused to yield responses in respect of material removalrate (MRR and SR. Detailed analysis of structuralfeatures of machined surface was done by usingScanning Electron Microscope (SEM and opticalmicroscope to understand the mode of heat affected zone(HAZ, which alternatively affects structure of machinedworkpiece and hence tool life. While investigatingelectric discharge machining (EDM surface bymicrographs, it was observed that molten mass has beenremoved from surface as ligaments and sheets. In somecases, it is removed as chunks, which being in moltenstate stuck to surface. All three specimens machined bydifferent electrodes showed different pattern of HAZs.

  14. Search for exotic transitions of muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos with MINOS

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    Gabrielyan, Marianna

    2015-01-01

    The observed neutrino flavor transitions are currently explained by the three flavor neutrino oscillation phenomenon, considered to be the leading order mechanism behind the flavor transitions. Currently existing data from LSND, MiniBooNE and reactor experiments demonstrate anomalies that could potentially be indications of non-standard neutrino phenomena. MINOS can probe transitions from muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos and search for anomalous behavior that cannot be explained by standard model neutrino oscillations. Here we present the search for second order effects in the flavor transitions by analyzing the MINOS $\

  15. A search for excited fermions in electron-proton collisions at HERA

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    A search for excited states of the standard model fermions was performed using the ZEUS detector at the HERA electron-proton collider, operating at a centre of mass enery of 296 GeV. In a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.55 pb-1, no evidence was found for any resonant state decaying into final states composed of a fermion and a gauge boson. Limits on the coupling strength times branching ratio of excited fermions are presented for masses between 50 GeV and 250 GeV, extending previous search regions significantly. (orig.)

  16. High Voltage Test Apparatus for a Neutron EDM Experiment and Lower Limit on the Dielectric Strength of Liquid Helium at Large Volumes

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    Long, J C; Boissevain, J G; Clark, D J; Cooper, M D; Gómez, J J; Lamoreaux, S K; Mischke, R E; Penttila, S I

    2006-01-01

    A new search for a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron is underway using ultracold neutrons produced and held in a bath of superfluid helium. Attaining the target sensitivity requires maintaining an electric field of several tens of kilovolts per centimeter across the experimental cell, which is nominally 7.5 cm wide and will contain about 4 liters of superfluid. The electrical properties of liquid helium are expected to be sufficient to meet the design goals, but little is known about these properties for volumes and electrode spacings appropriate to the EDM experiment. Furthermore, direct application of the necessary voltages from an external source to the experimental test cell is impractical. An apparatus to amplify voltages in the liquid helium environment and to test the electrical properties of the liquid for large volumes and electrode spacings has been constructed. The device consists of a large-area parallel plate capacitor immersed in a 200 liter liquid helium dewar. Preliminary r...

  17. About influence of the deuteron electric and magnetic plarizabities on measurement of the deuteron EDM in a storage ring

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    Baryshevsky, V. G.

    2005-01-01

    In the present paper influence of tensor electric and magnetic polarizabilities on spin evolution in the resonance deuteron EDM experiment is considered in details. It is shown that besides EDM the electric and magnetic polarizabilities also contribute to the vertical spin component P_3. Moreover, the electric polarizability contributes to the P_3 component even when the deuteron EDM is supposed to be zero and thereby the electric polarizability can imitate the EDM cont...

  18. Search for a permanent electric-dipole moment using atomic indium

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    We propose indium (In) as a possible candidate for observing the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) arising from violations of parity (P) and time-reversal (T) symmetries. This atom has been laser cooled and therefore the measurement of its EDM has the potential of improving on the current best EDM limit for a paramagnetic atom, which comes from thallium. We report the results of our calculations of the EDM enhancement factor due to the electron EDM and the ratio of the atomic EDM to the electron-nucleus scalar-pseudoscalar (S-PS) interaction coupling constant in In within the framework of the relativistic coupled cluster theory. It might be possible to get new limits for the electron EDM and the S-PS CP-violating coupling constant by combining the results of our calculations with the measured value of the EDM of In when it is available. These limits could have important implications for the standard model (SM) of particle physics.

  19. Vibration-assisted servo scanning 3D micro EDM

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    In scanning micro electrical discharge machining (EDM), the machining time for a 3D mould cavity is longer due to the smaller discharge area of a thin wire tool electrode. Moreover, a stable discharge area is hardly kept because of the scanning motion, resulting in a lower discharge ratio. To improve the machining process, a method of workpiece vibration-assisted servo scanning 3D micro EDM is developed. 3D micro structures are machined by tool electrode scanning layer by layer according to the numerical control (NC) code. Micro-amplitude assisting vibration is realized by adopting a piezoelectric (PZT) actuator driven by high-frequency sinewave voltage. Tool electrode wear is real-time compensated in the axial direction by keeping a discharge gap. A number of experiments were carried out to machine a micro rectangular cavity (900 µm × 600 µm), and the process model of vibration-assisted servo scanning EDM was established. In addition, several typical 3D micro structures have been machined. The process-model analysis and the experimental results show that the occurring frequency of the favorable discharge gap increases obviously during the machining process assisted with high-frequency vibration, so that the machining stability and the effective discharge ratio are improved. The machining efficiency increases to 6.5 times at the assisting vibration frequency of 5 kHz and the amplitude of 2.7 µm, and the material removal rate on red copper plate reaches about 1.4 × 105 µm3 s?1 with a tool electrode of 100 µm in diameter

  20. Numerical prediction of heat affected layer in the EDM of aeronautical alloys

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    Izquierdo, B.; Plaza, S.; Sánchez, J. A.; Pombo, I.; Ortega, N.

    2012-10-01

    Electrical discharge machining is a popular non-traditional machining process, optimum for accurate machining of complex geometries in hard materials. EDM has been used for decades for machining pieces for the aeronautical industry, but surface integrity, and consequently the reliability of the machined parts have been questioned for long time due to the thermal nature of this machining process. In recent years, efforts have been put on modeling of the EDM process, being thermal modeling of the process one promising alternative. In a previous publication an original model of the EDM process was presented and it was used to predict material removal rate and surface finish for the EDM of steel. In the present article the capability of that modeling tool to characterize discharge properties and to predict recast layer distribution when EDMing an aeronautical alloy will be analyzed. EDM process of Inconel 718 has been studied and discharge properties have been obtained for four different EDM regimes. The capability of the model to reflect the behavior of more energetic regimes is discussed. Gathered information has been used to simulate the evolution of the recast layer generation process. Obtained results have been validated comparing them with experimental measurements, revealing a good correlation between predictions and experimental data. Finally, energetic efficiency of the discharge process has been simulated for the adjusted EDM regimes.

  1. New measurements of the neutron electric dipole moment with the PNPI double chamber EDM spectrometer

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    The article presents results on neutron electric dipole moment measurements (EDM), made by ILL reactor using PNPI experimental installation. Double chamber magnetic resonance spectrometer with prolonged holding of ultracold neutrons has been employed. The obtained results at 90% confidence level determine the upper limit for EDM neutron quantity equal to |dn| < 5.5 · 10-26 e · cm.

  2. Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in the Decay tau -> electron gamma

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    2006-01-01

    A search for the non-conservation of lepton flavor in the decay tau -> electron gamma has been performed with 2.07 x 10^8 e+e- -> tau+ tau- events collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at a center-of-mass energy near 10.58 GeV. We find no evidence for a signal and set an upper limit on the branching ratio of BR(tau -> electron gamma) < 1.1 x 10^-7 at 90% confidence level.

  3. Searches for unstable neutral leptons in low-multiplicity events from electron-positron annihilation

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    Upper limits are given on the production of unstable neutral leptons in electron-positron annihilation at 29 GeV. The searches use selected two- and four-charged-particle events and are most sensitive to neutral-lepton masses of the order of 1 GeV/c2 and smaller. However, results are given for masses up to 14 GeV/c2

  4. Studies for obtaining a small holle, rapid edm drilling machine

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    Mihai ?imon

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper studies the obtaining of an experimental rapid drilling machine, through EDM process for small holes. The best parameters such as peak current, pulse frequency, duty factor and electrode rotation speed were studied for best machining characteristics. An electrolytic copper rod 0.8 mm diameter was selected as a tool electrode. The experiments generate output responses such as maximum material removal rate (MRR and the dependence with peak current, duty factor and Electrode rotation, parameters. Finally, parameters were optimized for maximum MRR with desired surface roughness value and used for sizing the component for a better small rapid drilling machine.

  5. An on-line monitoring system for a micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM) process

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    A pulse-type discriminating system to monitor the process of micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM) is developed and implemented. The specific features are extracted and the pulses from a RC-type power source are classified into normal, effective arc, transient short circuit and complex types. An approach to discriminate the pulse type according to three durations measured at three pre-determined voltage levels of a pulse is proposed. The developed system is verified by using simulated signals. Discrimination of the pulse trains in actual machining processes shows that the pulses are mainly the normal type for micro wire-EDM and micro-EDM milling. The pulse-type distribution varies during the micro-EDM drilling process. The percentage of complex-type pulse increases monotonically with the drilling depth. It starts to drop when the gap condition is seriously deteriorated. Accordingly, an on-line monitoring strategy for the micro-EDM drilling process is proposed

  6. A fatigue study of electrical discharge machine (EDM) strain-gage balance materials

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    Rhew, Ray D.

    1989-01-01

    A fatigue study was undertaken to determine how much electrical-discharge-machine (EDM) processing affected the fatigue life of balance materials: EDM and regular milling-machine (MM) samples were compared. Simulation of a typical balance stress configuration was devised for the fatigue testing in order to obtain results more closely related to balance situations. The fatigue testing of the EDM and MM specimens has indicated that the EDM technique does indeed reduce the fatigue life of 15-5PH steel, the first balance material tested. This conclusion was based on comparisons of the specimen fatigue lives with theoretical and manufacturer's data. Hence the EDM surface effects are detrimental to the fatigue life of this balance material.

  7. SQUID-based beam position monitoring for proton EDM experiment

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    Haciomeroglu, Selcuk

    2014-09-01

    One of the major systematic errors in the proton EDM experiment is the radial B-field, since it couples the magnetic dipole moment and causes a vertical spin precession. For a proton with EDM at the level of 10-29 e.cm, 0.22 pG of B-field and 10.5 MV/m of E-field cause same vertical spin precession. On the other hand, the radial B-field splits the counter-rotating beams depending on the vertical focusing strength in the ring The magnetic field due to this split modulated at a few kHz can be measured by a SQUID-magnetometer. This measurement requires the B-field to be kept less than 1 nT everywhere around the ring using shields of mu-metal and aluminum layers. Then, the SQUID measurements involve noise from three sources: outside the shields, the shields themselves and the beam. We study these three sources of noise using an electric circuit (mimicking the beam) inside a magnetic shielding room which consists two-layers of mu-metal and an aluminum layer.

  8. Influence of current impulse on machining characteristics in EDM

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    Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a machining process transforming electric energy into thermal energy to remove materials. The current impulse is a very important factor for machining characteristics of EDM. A series of experiments were performed to investigate the influence of current impulse on machining characteristics. The features of current impulse have initial current, current rising slope and impulse pattern. The used patterns of current impulse included rectangular current impulse, trapezoidal current impulse and the Ist order current impulse. The machining characteristics are associated with relative wear ratio (RWR) and material removal rate (MRR). Experimental showed that using trapezoidal current impulse with small initial current or little current rising slope reduced relative wear ratio and material removal rate as well. However, larger relative wear ratio was obtained for workpiece of tungsten carbide when current rising slope was too little. Using the 1st order current impulse with 20 ?S current rising time can improve relative wear ratio about 30 % while remain material removal rate the same as rectangular current impulse for tungsten carbide

  9. Torque for electron spin induced by electron permanent electric dipole moment

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    Senami, Masato, E-mail: senami@me.kyoto-u.ac.jp, E-mail: akitomo@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Fukuda, Masahiro, E-mail: senami@me.kyoto-u.ac.jp, E-mail: akitomo@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Ogiso, Yoji, E-mail: senami@me.kyoto-u.ac.jp, E-mail: akitomo@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Tachibana, Akitomo, E-mail: senami@me.kyoto-u.ac.jp, E-mail: akitomo@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8540 (Japan)

    2014-10-06

    The spin torque of the electron is studied in relation to the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron. The spin dynamics is known to be given by the spin torque and the zeta force in quantum field theory. The effect of the EDM on the torque of the spin brings a new term in the equation of motion of the spin. We study this effect for a solution of the Dirac equation with electromagnetic field.

  10. Evaluating the electrical discharge machining (EDM) parameters with using carbon nanotubes

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    Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the most accurate non traditional manufacturing processes available for creating tiny apertures, complex or simple shapes and geometries within parts and assemblies. Performance of the EDM process is usually evaluated in terms of surface roughness, existence of cracks, voids and recast layer on the surface of product, after machining. Unfortunately, the high heat generated on the electrically discharged material during the EDM process decreases the quality of products. Carbon nanotubes display unexpected strength and unique electrical and thermal properties. Multi-wall carbon nanotubes are therefore on purpose added to the dielectric used in the EDM process to improve its performance when machining the AISI H13 tool steel, by means of copper electrodes. Some EDM parameters such as material removal rate, electrode wear rate, surface roughness and recast layer are here first evaluated, then compared to the outcome of EDM performed without using nanotubes mixed to the dielectric. Independent variables investigated are pulse on time, peak current and interval time. Experimental evidences show that EDM process operated by mixing multi-wall carbon nanotubes within the dielectric looks more efficient, particularly if machining parameters are set at low pulse of energy.

  11. Search for displaced supersymmetry in events with an electron and a muon with large impact parameters.

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    2015-02-13

    A search for new long-lived particles decaying to leptons is presented using proton-proton collisions produced by the LHC at ?[s]=8??TeV. Data used for the analysis were collected by the CMS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7??fb(-1). Events are selected with an electron and muon with opposite charges that both have transverse impact parameter values between 0.02 and 2 cm. The search has been designed to be sensitive to a wide range of models with nonprompt e-? final states. Limits are set on the "displaced supersymmetry" model, with pair production of top squarks decaying into an e-? final state via R-parity-violating interactions. The results are the most restrictive to date on this model, with the most stringent limit being obtained for a top squark lifetime corresponding to c?=2??cm, excluding masses below 790 GeV at 95% confidence level. PMID:25723204

  12. Search for pair production of the scalar top quark in the electron + muon final state

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    We report the result of a search for the pair production of the lightest supersymmetric partner of the top quark (t-tilde1) in pp-bar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb-1. The scalar top quarks are assumed to decay into a b quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino (?-tilde), and the search is performed in the electron plus muon final state. No significant excess of events above the standard model prediction is detected, and substantially improved exclusion limits at the 95% C.L. are set in the the (Mt-tilde1, M?-tilde) mass plane.

  13. A search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the MINOS Experiment

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    Ochoa Ricoux, Juan Pedro; /Caltech

    2009-10-01

    We perform a search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations, a process which would manifest a nonzero value of the {theta}{sub 13} mixing angle, in the MINOS long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The analysis consists of searching for an excess of {nu}{sub e} charged-current candidate events over the predicted backgrounds, made mostly of neutral-current events with high electromagnetic content. A novel technique to select electron neutrino events is developed, which achieves an improved separation between the signal and the backgrounds, and which consequently yields a better reach in {theta}{sub 13}. The backgrounds are predicted in the Far Detector from Near Detector measurements. An excess is observed in the Far Detector data over the predicted backgrounds, which is consistent with the background-only hypothesis at 1.2 standard deviations.

  14. Search for Displaced Supersymmetry in Events with an Electron and a Muon with Large Impact Parameters

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    Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Kiesenhofer, W.; Knünz, V.; Krammer, M.; Krätschmer, I.; Liko, D.; Mikulec, I.; Rabady, D.; Rahbaran, B.; Rohringer, H.; Schöfbeck, R.; Strauss, J.; Taurok, A.; Treberer-Treberspurg, W.; Waltenberger, W.; Wulz, C.-E.; Mossolov, V.; Shumeiko, N.; Suarez Gonzalez, J.; Alderweireldt, S.; Bansal, M.; Bansal, S.; Cornelis, T.; De Wolf, E. A.; Janssen, X.; Knutsson, A.; Luyckx, S.; Ochesanu, S.; Rougny, R.; Van De Klundert, M.; Van Haevermaet, H.; Van Mechelen, P.; Van Remortel, N.; Van Spilbeeck, A.; Blekman, F.; Blyweert, S.; D'Hondt, J.; Daci, N.; Heracleous, N.; Keaveney, J.; Lowette, S.; Maes, M.; Olbrechts, A.; Python, Q.; Strom, D.; Tavernier, S.; Van Doninck, W.; Van Mulders, P.; Van Onsem, G. P.; Villella, I.; Caillol, C.; Clerbaux, B.; De Lentdecker, G.; Dobur, D.; Favart, L.; Gay, A. P. R.; Grebenyuk, A.; Léonard, A.; Mohammadi, A.; Perniè, L.; Reis, T.; Seva, T.; Thomas, L.; Vander Velde, C.; Vanlaer, P.; Wang, J.; Zenoni, F.; Adler, V.; Beernaert, K.; Benucci, L.; Cimmino, A.; Costantini, S.; Crucy, S.; Dildick, S.; Fagot, A.; Garcia, G.; Mccartin, J.; Ocampo Rios, A. A.; Ryckbosch, D.; Salva Diblen, S.; Sigamani, M.; Strobbe, N.; Thyssen, F.; Tytgat, M.; Yazgan, E.; Zaganidis, N.; Basegmez, S.; Beluffi, C.; Bruno, G.; Castello, R.; Caudron, A.; Ceard, L.; Da Silveira, G. G.; Delaere, C.; du Pree, T.; Favart, D.; Forthomme, L.; Giammanco, A.; Hollar, J.; Jafari, A.; Jez, P.; Komm, M.; Lemaitre, V.; Nuttens, C.; Pagano, D.; Perrini, L.; Pin, A.; Piotrzkowski, K.; Popov, A.; Quertenmont, L.; Selvaggi, M.; Vidal Marono, M.; Vizan Garcia, J. M.; Beliy, N.; Caebergs, T.; Daubie, E.; Hammad, G. H.; Aldá Júnior, W. L.; Alves, G. A.; Brito, L.; Correa Martins Junior, M.; Dos Reis Martins, T.; Mora Herrera, C.; Pol, M. E.; Carvalho, W.; Chinellato, J.; Custódio, A.; Da Costa, E. M.; De Jesus Damiao, D.; De Oliveira Martins, C.; Fonseca De Souza, S.; Malbouisson, H.; Matos Figueiredo, D.; Mundim, L.; Nogima, H.; Prado Da Silva, W. L.; Santaolalla, J.; Santoro, A.; Sznajder, A.; Tonelli Manganote, E. J.; Vilela Pereira, A.; Bernardes, C. A.; Dogra, S.; Fernandez Perez Tomei, T. R.; Gregores, E. M.; Mercadante, P. G.; Novaes, S. F.; Padula, Sandra S.; Aleksandrov, A.; Genchev, V.; Iaydjiev, P.; Marinov, A.; Piperov, S.; Rodozov, M.; Stoykova, S.; Sultanov, G.; Vutova, M.; Dimitrov, A.; Glushkov, I.; Hadjiiska, R.; Kozhuharov, V.; Litov, L.; Pavlov, B.; Petkov, P.; Bian, J. G.; Chen, G. M.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, M.; Du, R.; Jiang, C. H.; Plestina, R.; Romeo, F.; Tao, J.; Wang, Z.; Asawatangtrakuldee, C.; Ban, Y.; Liu, S.; Mao, Y.; Qian, S. J.; Wang, D.; Zhang, L.; Zou, W.; Avila, C.; Chaparro Sierra, L. F.; Florez, C.; Gomez, J. P.; Gomez Moreno, B.; Sanabria, J. C.; Godinovic, N.; Lelas, D.; Polic, D.; Puljak, I.; Antunovic, Z.; Kovac, M.; Brigljevic, V.; Kadija, K.; Luetic, J.; Mekterovic, D.; Sudic, L.; Attikis, A.; Mavromanolakis, G.; Mousa, J.; Nicolaou, C.; Ptochos, F.; Razis, P. A.; Bodlak, M.; Finger, M.; Finger, M.; Assran, Y.; Ellithi Kamel, A.; Mahmoud, M. A.; Radi, A.; Kadastik, M.; Murumaa, M.; Raidal, M.; Tiko, A.; Eerola, P.; Fedi, G.; Voutilainen, M.; Härkönen, J.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Kortelainen, M. J.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Peltola, T.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuovinen, E.; Wendland, L.; Talvitie, J.; Tuuva, T.; Besancon, M.; Couderc, F.; Dejardin, M.; Denegri, D.; Fabbro, B.; Faure, J. L.; Favaro, C.; Ferri, F.; Ganjour, S.; Givernaud, A.; Gras, P.; Hamel de Monchenault, G.; Jarry, P.; Locci, E.; Malcles, J.; Rander, J.; Rosowsky, A.; Titov, M.; Baffioni, S.; Beaudette, F.; Busson, P.; Charlot, C.; Dahms, T.; Dalchenko, M.; Dobrzynski, L.; Filipovic, N.; Florent, A.; Granier de Cassagnac, R.; Mastrolorenzo, L.; Miné, P.; Mironov, C.; Naranjo, I. N.; Nguyen, M.; Ochando, C.; Paganini, P.; Regnard, S.; Salerno, R.; Sauvan, J. B.; Sirois, Y.; Veelken, C.; Yilmaz, Y.; Zabi, A.; Agram, J.-L.; Andrea, J.; Aubin, A.; Bloch, D.; Brom, J.-M.; Chabert, E. C.; Collard, C.; Conte, E.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Gelé, D.; Goerlach, U.; Goetzmann, C.; Le Bihan, A.-C.; Van Hove, P.; Gadrat, S.; Beauceron, S.; Beaupere, N.; Boudoul, G.; Bouvier, E.; Brochet, S.; Carrillo Montoya, C. A.; Chasserat, J.; Chierici, R.; Contardo, D.; Depasse, P.; El Mamouni, H.; Fan, J.; Fay, J.; Gascon, S.; Gouzevitch, M.; Ille, B.; Kurca, T.; Lethuillier, M.; Mirabito, L.; Perries, S.; Ruiz Alvarez, J. D.; Sabes, D.; Sgandurra, L.; Sordini, V.; Vander Donckt, M.; Verdier, P.; Viret, S.; Xiao, H.; Tsamalaidze, Z.; Autermann, C.; Beranek, S.

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    A search for new long-lived particles decaying to leptons is presented using proton-proton collisions produced by the LHC at ?{s }=8 TeV . Data used for the analysis were collected by the CMS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1 . Events are selected with an electron and muon with opposite charges that both have transverse impact parameter values between 0.02 and 2 cm. The search has been designed to be sensitive to a wide range of models with nonprompt e -? final states. Limits are set on the "displaced supersymmetry" model, with pair production of top squarks decaying into an e -? final state via R -parity-violating interactions. The results are the most restrictive to date on this model, with the most stringent limit being obtained for a top squark lifetime corresponding to c ? =2 cm , excluding masses below 790 GeV at 95% confidence level.

  15. Search for pair production of the scalar top quark in the electron+muon final state

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    Abazov, V.M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B.S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Alexeev, G.D.; Alkhazov, G.; Altona, A.; Alverson, G.; Alves, G.A.

    2010-09-01

    We report the result of a search for the pair production of the lightest supersymmetric partner of the top quark ({tilde t}{sub 1}) in p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb{sup -1}. The scalar top quarks are assumed to decay into a b quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino ({tilde {nu}}), and the search is performed in the electron plus muon final state. No significant excess of events above the standard model prediction is detected, and improved exclusion limits at the 95% C.L. are set in the (M{sub {tilde t}{sub 1}}, M{sub {tilde {nu}}}) mass plane.

  16. Towards the effective tool wear control in micro-EDM milling

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    Bissacco, Giuliano; Valentincic, J.; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard; Wiwe, B. D.

    2010-01-01

    The electrode wear in micro-electrical discharge milling (micro-EDM milling) is one of the main problems to be solved in order to improve machining accuracy. This paper presents an investigation on wear and material removal in micro-EDM milling for selected process parameter combinations typical of rough and finish machining of micro-features in steel. The experiments were performed on state-of-the-art micro-EDM equipment. Based on discharge counting and volume measurements, electrode wear per d...

  17. Mutations in EDM2 selectively affect silencing states of transposons and induce plant developmental plasticity

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    Tsuchiya, Tokuji; Eulgem, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    We previously reported on the A. thaliana gene EDM2, which is required for several developmental processes and race-specific immunity. Although EDM2 encodes a nuclear protein with features commonly observed in epigenetic factors, its role in chromatin silencing remains unknown. Here we demonstrate that silencing states of several transposons in edm2 mutants are altered. Levels of their transcripts anti-correlate with those of the repressive epigenetic marks H3K27me1, H3K9me2, and DNA-methylat...

  18. EDM constraints and CP asymmetries of B processes in supersymmetric models

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    We demonstrate that electric dipole moments (EDMs) strongly constrain possible SUSY contributions to the CP asymmetries of B processes; LL and/or RR flavour mixings between second and third generations are severely restricted by the experimental limit on the mercury EDM, and so therefore are their possible contributions to the CP asymmetries of B->?K and B->?'K. We find that SUSY models with dominant LR and RL mixing through non-universal A-terms is the only way to accommodate the apparent deviation of CP asymmetries from those expected in the Standard Model without conflicting with the EDM bounds or with any other experimental results

  19. Search for the top quark in electron-muon events with CDF

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    The CDF detector has collected data for an integrated luminosity of 4.4 pb-1 during the 1988--89 Tevatron Collider run. This sample has been used to search for the top quark. We report here the results of the analysis of the electron-muon topology. We find that a top mass in the 28 to 72 GeV is excluded at the 95% confidence level. The same limits apply to a possible fourth generation, charge -1/3, b' quark decaying via the charged current. 21 refs., 14 figs

  20. Search for W' bosons decaying to an electron and a neutrino with the D0 detector.

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    Adams, M.; Ahsan, M; Ancu, LS; Andeen, T; Arthaud, M.; A. Baden(University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.); Beale, S.; Bellantoni, L.(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, 60510, USA); Benitez, JA; Bernardi, G.; Bernhard, R.; Blekman, F.; Bloom, K.; Brown, D.; Buchanan, NJ

    2008-01-01

    This Letter describes the search for a new heavy charged gauge boson W' decaying into an electron and a neutrino. The data were collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron pp[over] Collider at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of about 1 fb(-1). Lacking any significant excess in the data in comparison with known processes, an upper limit is set on sigma_(W') x B(W')-->e nu), and a W' boson with mass below 1.00 TeV can be excluded at the 95% C.L., assumin...

  1. Search for top in D-Zero using the electron + jets channel with soft muon tagging

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    Raja, Rajendran

    1994-01-01

    We present preliminary results for the search for the top quark in D-Zero in the electron + jets channel where one of the b quark jets is tagged by means of a soft muon, using 13.5 pb-1 of data. Standard model decay modes for the top quark are assumed. We present the resulting top cross section and error as a function of top mass using this channel combined with the dilepton channel and the untagged lepton + jets channel . At present, no significant signal for top quark prod...

  2. A SEARCH FOR EXCITED FERMIONS IN ELECTRON-PROTON COLLISIONS AT HERA

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    DERRICK, M; Krakauer, D.; Ayad, R; Cindolo, F; Ciralli, F; Contin, A.; LAURENTI, G; Palmonari, F.; Sartorelli, G; TIMELLINI, R; Zichichi, A.; Bargende, A; Crittenden, J.; Grothe, M.; Schattevoy, R

    1995-01-01

    A search for excited states of the standard model fermions was performed using the ZEUS detector at the HERA electron-proton collider, operating at a centre of mass energy of 296 GeV. In a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.55 pb-1, no evidence was found for any resonant state decaying into final states composed of a fermion and a gauge boson. Limits on the coupling strength times branching ratio of excited fermions are presented for masses between 50 GeV and 250 GeV, exten...

  3. The Investigation of EDM Parameters on Electrode Wear Ratio

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    Reza Atefi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM is a well-established machining option for manufacturing geometrically complex or hard material parts that are extremely difficult-to-machine by conventional machining processes. The non-contact machining technique has been continuously evolving from a mere tool and die making process. In this study, the influence of different electro discharge machining parameters (current, pulse on-time, pulse off-time, arc voltage on the electrode wear ratio as a result of application copper electrode to hot work steel DIN1.2344 has been investigated. Design of the experiment was chosen as full factorial. Artificial neural network has been used to choose proper machining parameters and to reach certain electrode wear ratio. Finally a hybrid model has been designed to reduce the artificial neural network errors. The experiment results indicated a good performance of proposed method in optimization of such a complex and non-linear problems.

  4. Fabrication Of Micro-Nozzles Via ?-EDM Process

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    Since traditional handling mechanisms have an unpredictable behavior at micro scale, micro-assembly is a bottleneck in the development of hybrid micro-systems, and the development of new approaches is strongly demanded. In this paper, a recent study of the fabrication of a ceramics vacuum micro-gripper to handle parts in the range of hundreds of microns (300-1000) is presented. Among the possible micro manufacturing processes, micro-EDM has been selected as proving to be a very competitive fabrication technology for the manufacturing of ultra miniature components and micro sized features. The influence of the process parameters on the machining performance of interest is firstly investigated; then, the experimental results on machining the micro gripper are presented, finally concluding remarks are given.

  5. Fabrication Of Micro-Nozzles Via ?-EDM Process

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    Modica, F.; Ferraris, E.; Trotta, G.; Fassi, I.; Reynaerts, D.

    2011-01-01

    Since traditional handling mechanisms have an unpredictable behavior at micro scale, micro-assembly is a bottleneck in the development of hybrid micro-systems, and the development of new approaches is strongly demanded. In this paper, a recent study of the fabrication of a ceramics vacuum micro-gripper to handle parts in the range of hundreds of microns (300-1000) is presented. Among the possible micro manufacturing processes, micro-EDM has been selected as proving to be a very competitive fabrication technology for the manufacturing of ultra miniature components and micro sized features. The influence of the process parameters on the machining performance of interest is firstly investigated; then, the experimental results on machining the micro gripper are presented, finally concluding remarks are given.

  6. Development of high-homogeneity magnetic field coil for 129Xe EDM experiment

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    Sakamoto, Y.; Bidinosti, C. P.; Ichikawa, Y.; Sato, T.; Ohtomo, Y.; Kojima, S.; Funayama, C.; Suzuki, T.; Tsuchiya, M.; Furukawa, T.; Yoshimi, A.; Ino, T.; Ueno, H.; Matsuo, Y.; Fukuyama, T.; Asahi, K.

    2015-04-01

    We search for 129Xe EDM by using an active nuclear spin maser. In this experiment, the amplitude of the maser oscillation signal is one of the most important parameters that eventually determine the frequency precision. The amplitude is proportional to the ratio of the transverse spin relaxation time T 2 to the effective longitudinal spin relaxation time . In particular, for a spin maser of 3He (a co-magnetometer) for which typically reaches ˜50 h, a long T 2 is needed. T 2 depends on the homogeneity of the magnetic field which is applied with coils in order to keep the spins under precession. In the present report, we discuss on the design and construction of a new coil which provided a root-mean square (rms) field gradient of less than 5.0 ?G/cm. The result of the field measurement has shown that the field gradient in the cell fulfills the target condition , and in fact T 2 of 3He has been measured to be as long as 11,000 s.

  7. Search for Event Rate Modulation in XENON100 Electronic Recoil Data

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    Aprile, E; Agostini, F; Alfonsi, M; Anthony, M; Arazi, L; Arisaka, K; Arneodo, F; Balan, C; Barrow, P; Baudis, L; Bauermeister, B; Breur, P A; Brown, A; Brown, E; Bruenner, S; Bruno, G; Budnik, R; Buetikofer, L; Cardoso, J M R; Cervantes, M; Coderre, D; Colijn, A P; Contreras, H; Cussonneau, J P; Decowski, M P; de Perio, P; Di Giovanni, A; Duchovni, E; Fattori, S; Ferella, A D; Fieguth, A; Fulgione, W; Gao, F; Garbini, M; Geis, C; Goetzke, L W; Grignon, C; Gross, E; Hampel, W; Hasterok, C; Itay, R; Kaether, F; Kaminsky, B; Kessler, G; Kish, A; Landsman, H; Lang, R F; Calloch, M Le; Lellouch, D; Levinson, L; Levy, C; Lindemann, S; Lindner, M; Lopes, J A M; Lyashenko, A; Macmullin, S; Undagoitia, T Marrodan; Masbou, J; Massoli, F V; Mayani, D; Meng, A J Melgarejo Fernandez Y; Messina, M; Micheneau, K; Miguez, B; Molinario, A; Murra, M; Naganoma, J; Ni, K; Oberlack, U; Orrigo, S E A; Pakarha, P; Persiani, R; Piastra, F; Pienaar, J; Plante, G; Priel, N; Rauch, L; Reichard, S; Reuter, C; Rizzo, A; Rosendahl, S; Santos, J M F dos; Sartorelli, G; Schindler, S; Schreiner, J; Schumann, M; Lavina, L Scotto; Selvi, M; Shagin, P; Simgen, H; Teymourian, A; Thers, D; Tiseni, A; Trinchero, G; Tunnell, C; Wall, R; Wang, H; Weber, M; Weinheimer, C; Zhang, Y

    2015-01-01

    We have searched for periodic variations of the electronic recoil event rate in the (2-6) keV energy range recorded between February 2011 and March 2012 with the XENON100 detector, adding up to 224.6 live days in total. Following a detailed study to establish the stability of the detector and its background contributions during this run, we performed an un-binned profile likelihood analysis to identify any periodicity up to 500 days. We find a global significance of less than 1 sigma for all periods suggesting no statistically significant modulation in the data. While the local significance for an annual modulation is 2.8 sigma, the analysis of a multiple-scatter control sample and the phase of the modulation disfavor a dark matter interpretation. The DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation interpreted as a dark matter signature with axial-vector coupling of WIMPs to electrons is excluded at 4.8 sigma.

  8. Search for Event Rate Modulation in XENON100 Electronic Recoil Data.

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    Aprile, E; Aalbers, J; Agostini, F; Alfonsi, M; Anthony, M; Arazi, L; Arisaka, K; Arneodo, F; Balan, C; Barrow, P; Baudis, L; Bauermeister, B; Breur, P A; Brown, A; Brown, E; Bruenner, S; Bruno, G; Budnik, R; Bütikofer, L; Cardoso, J M R; Cervantes, M; Coderre, D; Colijn, A P; Contreras, H; Cussonneau, J P; Decowski, M P; de Perio, P; Di Giovanni, A; Duchovni, E; Fattori, S; Ferella, A D; Fieguth, A; Fulgione, W; Gao, F; Garbini, M; Geis, C; Goetzke, L W; Grignon, C; Gross, E; Hampel, W; Hasterok, C; Itay, R; Kaether, F; Kaminsky, B; Kessler, G; Kish, A; Landsman, H; Lang, R F; Le Calloch, M; Lellouch, D; Levinson, L; Levy, C; Lindemann, S; Lindner, M; Lopes, J A M; Lyashenko, A; Macmullin, S; Marrodán Undagoitia, T; Masbou, J; Massoli, F V; Mayani, D; Melgarejo Fernandez, A J; Meng, Y; Messina, M; Micheneau, K; Miguez, B; Molinario, A; Murra, M; Naganoma, J; Ni, K; Oberlack, U; Orrigo, S E A; Pakarha, P; Persiani, R; Piastra, F; Pienaar, J; Plante, G; Priel, N; Rauch, L; Reichard, S; Reuter, C; Rizzo, A; Rosendahl, S; Dos Santos, J M F; Sartorelli, G; Schindler, S; Schreiner, J; Schumann, M; Scotto Lavina, L; Selvi, M; Shagin, P; Simgen, H; Teymourian, A; Thers, D; Tiseni, A; Trinchero, G; Tunnell, C; Wall, R; Wang, H; Weber, M; Weinheimer, C; Zhang, Y

    2015-08-28

    We have searched for periodic variations of the electronic recoil event rate in the (2-6) keV energy range recorded between February 2011 and March 2012 with the XENON100 detector, adding up to 224.6 live days in total. Following a detailed study to establish the stability of the detector and its background contributions during this run, we performed an unbinned profile likelihood analysis to identify any periodicity up to 500 days. We find a global significance of less than 1? for all periods, suggesting no statistically significant modulation in the data. While the local significance for an annual modulation is 2.8?, the analysis of a multiple-scatter control sample and the phase of the modulation disfavor a dark matter interpretation. The DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation interpreted as a dark matter signature with axial-vector coupling of weakly interacting massive particles to electrons is excluded at 4.8?. PMID:26371638

  9. Conceptual Study of an ``Anti-Tagged'' Experiment Searching for muon-neutrino --> electron-neutrino Oscillation

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    Ludovici, L; Zucchelli, P.

    1997-01-01

    We study the conceptual feasibility of a high energy, ``short baseline'', zero background experiment to search for muon-neutrino --> electron-neutrino oscillations and fully covering the area where the LSND experiment claims evidence. The natural electron-neutrino background of the muon-neutrino beam, from K and mu decays in the decay tunnel, is suppressed by a hadron blind detector that vetoes, by time coincidence, a possible electron-neutrino signal in the neutrino detecto...

  10. Electronic Serials Usage Patterns as Observed at a Medium-Size University: Searches and Full-Text Downloads

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    Alain Raymond Lamothe

    2008-01-01

    As the number of electronic serials available to libraries continues to increase while library budgets remain either stagnant or on the decrease, it becomes necessary to evaluate the use of a library’s electronic collection. In 2006, usage statistics were evaluated at Laurentian University, Canada, to provide direction to collection development and identify high-cost low-use electronic serials. Searches and full-text downloads were studied. A sharp increase in use was observed in and around 2...

  11. Simulation of Fatigue Crack Initiation at Corrosion Pits With EDM Notches

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    Smith, Stephen W.; Newman, John A.; Piascik, Robert S.

    2003-01-01

    Uniaxial fatigue tests were conducted to compare the fatigue life of laboratory produced corrosion pits, similar to those observed in the shuttle main landing gear wheel bolt-hole, and an electro-discharged-machined (EDM) flaw. EDM Jaws are used to simulate corrosion pits during shuttle wheel (dynamometer) testing. The aluminum alloy, (AA 7050) laboratory fatigue tests were conducted to simulate the local stress level contained in the wheel bolt-hole. Under this high local stress condition, the EDM notch produced a fatigue life similar to test specimens containing corrosion pits of similar size. Based on the laboratory fatigue test results, the EDM Jaw (semi-circular disc shaped) produces a local stress state similar to corrosion pits and can be used to simulate a corrosion pit during the shuttle wheel dynamometer tests.

  12. Towards the effective tool wear control in micro-EDM milling

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    Bissacco, Giuliano; Valentincic, J.

    2010-01-01

    The electrode wear in micro-electrical discharge milling (micro-EDM milling) is one of the main problems to be solved in order to improve machining accuracy. This paper presents an investigation on wear and material removal in micro-EDM milling for selected process parameter combinations typical of rough and finish machining of micro-features in steel. The experiments were performed on state-of-the-art micro-EDM equipment. Based on discharge counting and volume measurements, electrode wear per discharge and material removal per discharge were measured for several energy levels. The influence of the accuracy of volume measurements on the electrode wear per discharge and on the material removal per discharge are discussed, and the issues limiting the applicability of real time wear sensing in micro-EDM milling are presented.

  13. Search for the Higgs boson decaying into ?-leptons in the Di-electron channel

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    The first dedicated search for Higgs bosons decaying into tau pairs with two electrons and 4 neutrinos in the final state is presented. The search is performed with the CMS detector at the LHC based on an integrated luminosity of 4.9 fb-1 and 19.7 fb-1 at 7 TeV and 8 TeV, respectively. Events with two reconstructed electrons are selected before extensive multivariate analysis techniques are utilized to achieve an optimal background rejection. The ee-channel alone excludes 3.2 x (?HSM x BR(H???)) for mH=120 GeV/c2 and 3.7 x (?HSM x BR(H???)) for mH=125 GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level. The ee-channel is combined into the official CMS H??? analysis, to find, for the first time, direct evidence for couplings of the new Higgs-like boson to down-type fermions with 3.20?.

  14. Optimization of EDM Process Parameters on Titanium Super Alloys Based on the Grey Relational Analysis

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    J. Laxman, Dr. K. Guru Raj

    2014-01-01

    Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a unconventional machining process for the machining of complex shapes and hard materials that are difficult of machining by conventional machining process. In this paper deals with the optimization of EDM process parameters using the grey relational analysis (GRA) based on an orthogonal array for the multi response process. The experiments are conducted on Titanium super alloys with copper electrode based on the Taguchi ...

  15. New measurements of neutron electric dipole moment with double chamber EDM spectrometer

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    Serebrov, A P; Pirozhkov, A N; Krasnoshekova, I A; Vasiliev, A V; Polyushkin, A O; Lasakov, M S; Murashkin, A N; Solovey, V A; Fomin, A K; Shoka, I V; Zherebtsov, O M; Geltenbort, P; Ivanov, S N; Zimmer, O; Alexandrov, E B; Dmitriev, S P; Dovator, N A

    2014-01-01

    The article presents results on neutron electric dipole moment measurements (EDM), made by ILL reactor using PNPI experimental installation. Double chamber magnetic resonance spectrometer with prolonged holding of ultra cold neutrons has been employed. The obtained results at 90% confidence level determine the upper limit for EDM neutron quantity equal to $|d_n| < 5.5 \\cdot 10^{-26}$ e$ \\cdot$cm.

  16. Magnetic Field R&D for the neutron EDM experiment at TRIUMF

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    Mammei, Russell R.

    2014-09-01

    The neutron EDM experiment at TRIUMF aims to constrain the EDM with a precision of 1 ×10-27 e-cm by 2018. The experiment will use a spallation ultracold neutron (UCN) source employing superfluid helium coupled to a room-temperature EDM apparatus. In the previous best experiment, conducted at ILL, effects related to magnetic field homogeneity and instability were found to dominate the systematic error. This presentation will cover our R&D efforts on passive and active magnetic shielding, magnetic field generation within shielded volumes, and precision magnetometry. The neutron EDM experiment at TRIUMF aims to constrain the EDM with a precision of 1 ×10-27 e-cm by 2018. The experiment will use a spallation ultracold neutron (UCN) source employing superfluid helium coupled to a room-temperature EDM apparatus. In the previous best experiment, conducted at ILL, effects related to magnetic field homogeneity and instability were found to dominate the systematic error. This presentation will cover our R&D efforts on passive and active magnetic shielding, magnetic field generation within shielded volumes, and precision magnetometry. Supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canada Research Chairs program.

  17. Measuring the electric dipole moment of the electron with YbF molecules

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    Hudson, J J

    2001-01-01

    A molecular beam interferometer has been built. The interferometer is capable of measuring spectacularly small shifts in energy levels of the YbF molecule, such as those that might be induced if the electron has an electric dipole moment (EDM). This device has been used to make a precise measurement of the electron EDM. The result, (-0.3 +- 4.0) x 10 sup - sup 2 sup 6 e centre dot cm, is the most sensitive measurement of the electron EDM made in a molecular environment. Furthermore, the results indicate that further work could substantially increase this sensitivity.

  18. Relations between matrix elements of different weak interactions and interpretation of the parity-nonconserving and electron electric-dipole-moment measurements in atoms and molecules

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    The relations between matrix elements of different (P,T)-odd weak interactions are derived. We demonstrate that similar relations hold for parity-nonconserving transition amplitudes and electron electric dipole moments (EDMs) of atoms and molecules. This allows one to express P- and T-odd effects in many-electron systems caused by different symmetry-breaking mechanisms via each other using simple analytical formulas. We use these relations for the interpretation of the anapole moment measurements in cesium and thallium and for the analysis of the relative contributions of the scalar-pseudoscalar CP-odd weak interaction and electron EDMs to the EDMs of Cs, Tl, Fr, and other atoms and many polar molecules (YbF, PbO, ThO, etc.). Model-independent limits on electron EDMs and the parameter of the scalar-pseudoscalar CP-odd interaction are found from the analysis of the EDM measurements for Tl and YbF.

  19. Demonstration of Surface Electron Rejection with Interleaved Germanium Detectors for Dark Matter Search

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    Agnese, R; Balakishiyeva, D; Thakur, R Basu; Bauer, D A; Borgland, A; Brandt, D; Brink, P L; Bunker, R; Cabrera, B; Caldwell, D O; Cerdeno, D G; Chagani, H; Cherry, M; Cooley, J; Cornell, B; Crewdson, C H; Cushman, P; Daal, M; Di Stefano, P C F; Silva, E Do Couto E; Doughty, T; Esteban, L; Fallows, S; Figueroa-Feliciano, E; Fox, J; Fritts, M; Godfrey, G L; Golwala, S R; Hall, J; Harris, H R; Hasi, J; Hertel, S A; Hines, B A; Hofer, T; Holmgren, D; Hsu, L; Huber, M E; Jastram, A; Kamaev, O; Kara, B; Kelsey, M H; Kenany, S A; Kennedy, A; Kenney, C J; Kiveni, M; Koch, K; Loer, B; Asamar, E Lopez; Mahapatra, R; Mandic, V; Martinez, C; McCarthy, K A; Mirabolfathi, N; Moffatt, R A; Moore, D C; Nadeau, P; Nelson, R H; Novak, L; Page, K; Partridge, R; Pepin, M; Phipps, A; Prasad, K; Pyle, M; Qiu, H; Radpour, R; Rau, W; Redl, P; Reisetter, A; Resch, R W; Ricci, Y; Saab, T; Sadoulet, B; Sander, J; Schmitt, R; Schneck, K; Schnee, R W; Scorza, S; Seitz, D; Serfass, B; Shank, B; Speller, D; Tomada, A; Villano, A N; Welliver, B; Wright, D H; Yellin, S; Yen, J J; Young, B A; Zhang, J

    2013-01-01

    SuperCDMS, a direct search for WIMPs, is currently operating a 9-kg array of cryogenic germanium (Ge) detectors in the Soudan Underground Laboratory. These detectors, known as iZIPs, use ionization and phonon sensors placed symmetrically on both sides of a Ge crystal to measure both charge and athermal phonons from each particle interaction. The information from each event provides excellent discrimination between electron recoils and nuclear recoils, as well as discrimination between events on the detector surface and those in the interior. To demonstrate the surface electron rejection capabilities, two $^{210}$Pb sources were installed facing detectors, producing $\\sim$130 beta decays/hr. In $\\sim$800 live hours, no events leaked into the WIMP signal region in the recoil energy range 8--115 keVr, providing an upper limit to the surface event leakage fraction of $1.7 \\times 10^{-5}$ at 90% C.L. This rejection factor demonstrates that surface electrons would produce $< 0.6$ event background in the 0.3 ton-...

  20. Search for a New Gauge Boson in Electron-Nucleus Fixed-Target Scattering by the APEX Experiment

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    Sulkosky, Vincent; Kelleher, Aidan Michael; Huang, J; Abrahamyan, S.; Ahmed, Z.; Allada, K.; Anez, D.; Averett, T.; Barbieri, A.; Bartlett, K; Beacham, J.; Bono, J.; Boyce, J.R.; Brindza, P.; Camsonne, A

    2011-01-01

    We present a search at the Jefferson Laboratory for new forces mediated by sub-GeV vector bosons with weak coupling ?? to electrons. Such a particle A? can be produced in electron-nucleus fixed-target scattering and then decay to an e[superscript +]e[superscript -] pair, producing a narrow resonance in the QED trident spectrum. Using APEX test run data, we searched in the mass range 175–250 MeV, found no evidence for an A??e[superscript +]e[superscript -] reaction, and set an upper limit of ?...

  1. The Electronics and Data Acquisition System of the DarkSide Dark Matter Search

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    Alexander, T; Arisaka, K; Back, H O; Baldin, B; Biery, K; Bonfini, G; Bossa, M; Brigatti, A; Brodsky, J; Budano, F; Cadonati, L; Calaprice, F; Canci, N; Candela, A; Cao, H; Cariello, M; Cavalcante, P; Chavarria, A; Chepurnov, A; Cocco, A G; Crippa, L; D'Angelo, D; D'Incecco, M; Davini, S; De Deo, M; Derbin, A; Devoto, A; Di Eusanio, F; Di Pieto, G; Edkins, E; Empl, A; Fan, A; Fiorillo, G; Fomenko, K; Forster, G; Franco, D; Gabriele, F; Galbiati, C; Goretti, A; Grandi, L; Gromov, M; Guan, M Y; Guardincerri, Y; Hackett, B; Herner, K; Hungerford, E; Ianni, Al; Ianni, An; Jollet, C; Keeter, K; Kendziora, C; Kidner, S; Kobychev, V; Koh, G; Korablev, D; Korga, G; Kurlej, A; Li, P X; Loer, B; Lombardi, P; Love, C; Ludhova, L; Luitz, S; Ma, Y Q; Machulin, I; Mandarano, A; Mari, S M; Maricic, J; Marini, L; Martoff, J; Meregaglia, A; Meroni, E; Meyers, P D; Milincic, R; Montanari, D; Montuschi, M; Monzani, M E; Mosteiro, P; Mount, B; Muratova, V; Musico, P; Nelson, A; Odrowski, S; Okounkoa, M; Orsini, M; Ortica, F; Pagani, L; Pallavicini, M; Pantic, E; Papp, L; Parmeggiano, S; Parsells, Bob; Pelczar, K; Pelliccia, N; Perasso, S; Pocar, A; Pordes, S; Pugachev, D; Qian, H; Randle, K; Ranucci, G; Razeto, A; Reinhold, B; Renshaw, A; Romani, A; Rossi, B; Rossi, N; Rountree, S D; Sablone, D; Saggese, P; Saldanha, R; Sands, W; Sangiorgio, S; Segreto, E; Semenov, D; Shields, E; Skorokhvatov, M; Smirnov, O; Sotnikov, A; Stanford, C; Suvorov,; Tartaglia, R; Tatarowicz, J; Testera, G; Tonazzo, A; Unzhakov, E; Vogelaar, R B; Wada, M; Walker, S E; Wang, H; Wang, Y; Watson, A; Westerdale, S; Wojcik, M; Wright, A; Xiang, X; Xu, J; Yang, C G; Yoo, J; Zavatarelli, S; Zec, A; Zhu, C; Zuzel, G

    2014-01-01

    It is generally inferred from astronomical measurements that Dark Matter (DM) comprises approximately 27\\% of the energy-density of the universe. If DM is a subatomic particle, a possible candidate is a Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP), and the DarkSide-50 (DS) experiment is a direct search for evidence of WIMP-nuclear collisions. DS is located underground at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy, and consists of three active, embedded components; an outer water veto (CTF), a liquid scintillator veto (LSV), and a liquid argon (LAr) time projection chamber (TPC). This paper describes the data acquisition and electronic systems of the DS detectors, designed to detect the residual ionization from such collisions.

  2. Demonstration of surface electron rejection with interleaved germanium detectors for dark matter searches

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    Agnese, R.; Balakishiyeva, D.; Saab, T.; Welliver, B. [Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Anderson, A. J.; Figueroa-Feliciano, E.; Hertel, S. A.; McCarthy, K. A. [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Basu Thakur, R. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illnois 61801 (United States); Bauer, D. A.; Holmgren, D.; Hsu, L.; Loer, B.; Schmitt, R. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States); Borgland, A.; Brandt, D.; Brink, P. L.; Do Couto E Silva, E.; Godfrey, G. L.; Hasi, J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States); Collaboration: The SuperCDMS Collaboration; and others

    2013-10-14

    The SuperCDMS experiment in the Soudan Underground Laboratory searches for dark matter with a 9-kg array of cryogenic germanium detectors. Symmetric sensors on opposite sides measure both charge and phonons from each particle interaction, providing excellent discrimination between electron and nuclear recoils, and between surface and interior events. Surface event rejection capabilities were tested with two {sup 210}Pb sources producing ?130 beta decays/hr. In ?800 live hours, no events leaked into the 8–115 keV signal region, giving upper limit leakage fraction 1.7 × 10{sup ?5} at 90% C.L., corresponding to < 0.6 surface event background in the future 200-kg SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment.

  3. Demonstration of surface electron rejection with interleaved germanium detectors for dark matter searches

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    The SuperCDMS experiment in the Soudan Underground Laboratory searches for dark matter with a 9-kg array of cryogenic germanium detectors. Symmetric sensors on opposite sides measure both charge and phonons from each particle interaction, providing excellent discrimination between electron and nuclear recoils, and between surface and interior events. Surface event rejection capabilities were tested with two 210Pb sources producing ?130 beta decays/hr. In ?800 live hours, no events leaked into the 8–115 keV signal region, giving upper limit leakage fraction 1.7 × 10?5 at 90% C.L., corresponding to < 0.6 surface event background in the future 200-kg SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment

  4. Search for W' bosons decaying to an electron and a neutrino with the D0 detector

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    2007-01-01

    This Letter describes the search for a new heavy charged gauge boson W' decaying into an electron and a neutrino. The data were collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron proton-antiproton Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of about 1 inverse femtobarn. Lacking any significant excess in the data in comparison with known processes, an upper limit is set on the production cross section times branching fraction, and a W' boson with mass below 1.00 TeV can be excluded at the 95% C.L., assuming standard-model-like couplings to fermions. This result significantly improves upon previous limits, and is the most stringent to date.

  5. Search for Displaced Supersymmetry in events with an electron and a muon with large impact parameters

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; Bergauer, Thomas; Dragicevic, Marko; Erö, Janos; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hartl, Christian; Hörmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Kiesenhofer, Wolfgang; Knünz, Valentin; Krammer, Manfred; Krätschmer, Ilse; Liko, Dietrich; Mikulec, Ivan; Rabady, Dinyar; Rahbaran, Babak; Rohringer, Herbert; Schöfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Taurok, Anton; Treberer-Treberspurg, Wolfgang; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Alderweireldt, Sara; Bansal, Monika; Bansal, Sunil; Cornelis, Tom; De Wolf, Eddi A; Janssen, Xavier; Knutsson, Albert; Luyckx, Sten; Ochesanu, Silvia; Rougny, Romain; Van De Klundert, Merijn; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Blekman, Freya; Blyweert, Stijn; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Daci, Nadir; Heracleous, Natalie; Keaveney, James; Lowette, Steven; Maes, Michael; Olbrechts, Annik; Python, Quentin; Strom, Derek; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Villella, Ilaria; Caillol, Cécile; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Dobur, Didar; Favart, Laurent; Gay, Arnaud; Grebenyuk, Anastasia; Léonard, Alexandre; Mohammadi, Abdollah; Perniè, Luca; Reis, Thomas; Seva, Tomislav; Thomas, Laurent; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Wang, Jian; Zenoni, Florian; Adler, Volker; Beernaert, Kelly; Benucci, Leonardo; Cimmino, Anna; Costantini, Silvia; Crucy, Shannon; Dildick, Sven; Fagot, Alexis; Garcia, Guillaume; Mccartin, Joseph; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Salva Diblen, Sinem; Sigamani, Michael; Strobbe, Nadja; Thyssen, Filip; Tytgat, Michael; Yazgan, Efe; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Beluffi, Camille; Bruno, Giacomo; Castello, Roberto; Caudron, Adrien; Ceard, Ludivine; Da Silveira, Gustavo Gil; Delaere, Christophe; Du Pree, Tristan; Favart, Denis; Forthomme, Laurent; Giammanco, Andrea; Hollar, Jonathan; Jafari, Abideh; Jez, Pavel; Komm, Matthias; Lemaitre, Vincent; Nuttens, Claude; Pagano, Davide; Perrini, Lucia; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Popov, Andrey; Quertenmont, Loic; Selvaggi, Michele; Vidal Marono, Miguel; Vizan Garcia, Jesus Manuel; Beliy, Nikita; Caebergs, Thierry; Daubie, Evelyne; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Aldá Júnior, Walter Luiz; Alves, Gilvan; Brito, Lucas; Correa Martins Junior, Marcos; Dos Reis Martins, Thiago; Mora Herrera, Clemencia; Pol, Maria Elena; Carvalho, Wagner; Chinellato, Jose; Custódio, Analu; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Malbouisson, Helena; Matos Figueiredo, Diego; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santaolalla, Javier; Santoro, Alberto; Sznajder, Andre; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson José; Vilela Pereira, Antonio; Bernardes, Cesar Augusto; Dogra, Sunil; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Mercadante, Pedro G; Novaes, Sergio F; Padula, Sandra; Aleksandrov, Aleksandar; Genchev, Vladimir; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Marinov, Andrey; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Stoykova, Stefka; Sultanov, Georgi; Vutova, Mariana; Dimitrov, Anton; Glushkov, Ivan; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Kozhuharov, Venelin; Litov, Leander; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Chen, Mingshui; Du, Ran; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Plestina, Roko; Romeo, Francesco; Tao, Junquan; Wang, Zheng; Asawatangtrakuldee, Chayanit; Ban, Yong; Liu, Shuai; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Wang, Dayong; Zhang, Linlin; Zou, Wei; Avila, Carlos; Chaparro Sierra, Luisa Fernanda; Florez, Carlos; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Antunovic, Zeljko; Kovac, Marko; Brigljevic, Vuko; Kadija, Kreso; Luetic, Jelena; Mekterovic, Darko; Sudic, Lucija; Attikis, Alexandros; Mavromanolakis, Georgios; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A; Bodlak, Martin; Finger, Miroslav; Finger Jr, Michael; Assran, Yasser; Ellithi Kamel, Ali; Mahmoud, Mohammed; Radi, Amr; Kadastik, Mario; Murumaa, Marion; Raidal, Martti; Tiko, Andres; Eerola, Paula; Fedi, Giacomo; Voutilainen, Mikko; Härkönen, Jaakko; Karimäki, Veikko; Kinnunen, Ritva; Kortelainen, Matti J; Lampén, Tapio; Lassila-Perini, Kati; Lehti, Sami; Lindén, Tomas; Luukka, Panja-Riina; Mäenpää, Teppo; Peltola, Timo; Tuominen, Eija; Tuominiemi, Jorma; Tuovinen, Esa; Wendland, Lauri; Talvitie, Joonas; Tuuva, Tuure; Besancon, Marc; Couderc, Fabrice

    2015-01-01

    A search for new long-lived particles decaying to leptons is presented using proton-proton collisions produced by the LHC at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV. Data used for the analysis were collected by the CMS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{-1}$. Events are selected with an electron and a muon that have transverse impact parameter values between 0.02 cm and 2 cm. The search has been designed to be sensitive to a wide range of models with non-prompt e-$\\mu$ final states. Limits are set on the ''displaced supersymmetry'' model, with pair production of top squarks decaying into an e-$\\mu$ final state via R-parity violating interactions. The results are the most restrictive to date on this model, with the most stringent limit being obtained for a top squark lifetime corresponding to $c\\tau$ = 2 cm, excluding masses below 790 GeV at 95% confidence level.

  6. Mechanical characterization of Cu-Zn wire electrode base used in EDM and study of influence of the process of machining on its properties

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    Sedjal, H.; Amirat, B.; Aichour, M.; Marouf, T.; Chitroub, M.

    2015-03-01

    This work is part of a Research National project (PNR) carried out by the group of research of the engineering and material sciences laboratory of the polytechnic national school at Algiers in collaboration with company BCR, which relates to "the characterization of the wire intended for the EDM of matrices metal. The goal of this work is to bring metallographic explanations on the wire electrode used by the machine ROBOFIL 290P, mechanically characterized this wire as of knowing of advantage about the process of its manufacturing (wiredrawing, .) The methods of studies used are it micro Vickers pyramid hardness, the tensile test, optical microscopy and scan electronic microscopy SEM.

  7. Mechanical characterization of Cu-Zn wire electrode base used in EDM and study of influence of the process of machining on its properties

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    This work is part of a Research National project (PNR) carried out by the group of research of the engineering and material sciences laboratory of the polytechnic national school at Algiers in collaboration with company BCR, which relates to “the characterization of the wire intended for the EDM of matrices metal. The goal of this work is to bring metallographic explanations on the wire electrode used by the machine ROBOFIL 290P, mechanically characterized this wire as of knowing of advantage about the process of its manufacturing (wiredrawing, .) The methods of studies used are it micro Vickers pyramid hardness, the tensile test, optical microscopy and scan electronic microscopy SEM

  8. Mechanical characterization of Cu-Zn wire electrode base used in EDM and study of influence of the process of machining on its properties

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    Sedjal, H., E-mail: hasedjal@yahoo.fr; Amirat, B. [Département of Mechanical engineering, University of M.MAMMERI, Tizi Ouzou (Algeria); Aichour, M.; Marouf, T.; Chitroub, M. [Engineering and Material Sciences Laboratory, Department of Metallurgy, Polytechnic national school, Algiers (Algeria)

    2015-03-30

    This work is part of a Research National project (PNR) carried out by the group of research of the engineering and material sciences laboratory of the polytechnic national school at Algiers in collaboration with company BCR, which relates to “the characterization of the wire intended for the EDM of matrices metal. The goal of this work is to bring metallographic explanations on the wire electrode used by the machine ROBOFIL 290P, mechanically characterized this wire as of knowing of advantage about the process of its manufacturing (wiredrawing, .) The methods of studies used are it micro Vickers pyramid hardness, the tensile test, optical microscopy and scan electronic microscopy SEM.

  9. Search for a drifting proton--electron mass ratio from H$_2$

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    Ubachs, Wim; Salumbides, Edcel J; Murphy, Michael T; Kaper, Lex

    2015-01-01

    An overview is presented of the H$_2$ quasar absorption method to search for a possible variation of the proton--electron mass ratio $\\mu=m_p/m_e$ on a cosmological time scale. Details of the analysis of astronomical spectra, obtained with large 8--10 m class optical telescopes, equipped with high-resolution echelle grating based spectrographs, are explained. The methods and results of the laboratory molecular spectroscopy of H$_2$, in particular the laser-based metrology studies for the determination of rest wavelengths of the Lyman and Werner band absorption lines, are reviewed. Theoretical physics scenarios delivering a rationale for a varying $\\mu$ will be discussed briefly, as well as alternative spectroscopic approaches to probe variation of $\\mu$, other than the H$_2$ method. Also a recent approach to detect a dependence of the proton-to-electron mass ratio on environmental conditions, such as the presence of strong gravitational fields, will be highlighted. Currently some 56 H$_2$ absorption systems a...

  10. Search for an admixture of sterile neutrino in the electron spectrum from tritium $\\beta$-decay

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    Abdurashitov, D; Likhovid, N; Lokhov, A; Tkachev, I; Yants, V

    2014-01-01

    We propose an experiment intended for search for an admixture of sterile neutrino with mass m$_s$ in the range of 1-8 keV that may be detected as specific distortion of the electron energy spectrum during tritium decay. The distortion is spread over large part of the spectrum so to reveal it one can use a detector with relatively poor (near 10-15%) energy resolution. A classic proportional counter is a simple natural choice for a tritium $\\beta$-decay detector. The method we are proposing is original in two respects. First, the counter is produced as a whole from fully-fused quartz tube allowing to measure current pulse directly from anode while providing high stability for a long time. Second, a modern digital acquisition technique can be used in measurements at ultrahigh count rate - up to 10$^6$ Hz. As a result an energy spectrum of tritium electrons containing up to 10$^{12}$ counts may be collected in a month of live time measurements. Due to high statistics an upper limit down to 10$^{-3}$..10$^{-5}$ ca...

  11. Optimization of EDM Process Parameters on Titanium Super Alloys Based on the Grey Relational Analysis

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    J. Laxman, Dr. K. Guru Raj

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Electrical discharge machining (EDM is a unconventional machining process for the machining of complex shapes and hard materials that are difficult of machining by conventional machining process. In this paper deals with the optimization of EDM process parameters using the grey relational analysis (GRA based on an orthogonal array for the multi response process. The experiments are conducted on Titanium super alloys with copper electrode based on the Taguchi design of experiments L27 orthogonal array by choosing various parameters such as peak current, pulse on time, pulse off time and tool lift time for EDM process to obtain multiple process responses namely Metal removal rate (MRR and Tool Wear Rate (TWR. The combination of Taguchi method with GRA enables to determine the optimal parameters for multiple response process. Gray relational analysis is used to obtain a performance index called gray relational grade to optimize the EDM process with higher MRR and lower TWR and it is clearly found that the performance of the EDM has greatly increased by optimizing the responses the influence of individual machining parameters also investigated by using analysis of variance for the grey relational grade.

  12. An Electrode Shape Configuration on the Performance of Die Sinking Electric Discharge Machine (EDM: A Review

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    Abhijeetsinh V Makwana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Electrical discharge machining (EDM is one of the non-traditional machining processes, based on thermo electric energy between the work piece and an electrode. In this process, the material removal is occurred electro thermally by a series of successive discrete discharges between electrode and the work piece. The parametric analysis of the EDM process by using different electrode shapes has been carried out. This Research discusses the performance of die sinking EDM due to the shape configuration of the electrode. The effect of electrode shapes configuration on the performance of die sinking electric discharge machine has been carried out. The optimization of the parameters of the EDM machining has been carried out by using the taguchi?s method for design of experiments (DOE. In this research we have used taguchi?s method for design of experiments with three input parameters and their three levels of experiments. The dielectric used is kerosene diluted with water. The objective of the analysis is to optimize the process parameters of EDM with the help of taguchi method and using Minitab software.

  13. Secondary scintillation yield from GEM and THGEM gaseous electron multipliers for direct dark matter search

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    Monteiro, C. M. B.; Fernandes, L. M. P.; Veloso, J. F. C. A.; Oliveira, C. A. B.; dos Santos, J. M. F.

    2012-07-01

    The search for alternatives to PMTs as photosensors in optical TPCs for rare event detection has significantly increased in the last few years. In particular, in view of the next generation large volume detectors, the use of photosensors with lower natural radioactivity, such as large area APDs or GM-APDs, with the additional possibility of sparse surface coverage, triggered the intense study of secondary scintillation production in micropattern electron multipliers, such as GEMs and THGEMs, as alternatives to the commonly used uniform electric field region between two parallel meshes. The much higher scintillation output obtained from the electron avalanches in such microstructures presents an advantage in those situations. The accurate knowledge of the amount of such scintillation is important for correct detector simulation and optimization. It will also serve as a benchmark for software tools developed and/or under development for the calculation of the amount of such scintillation.The secondary scintillation yield, or electroluminescence yield, in the electron avalanches of GEMs and THGEMs operating in gaseous xenon and argon has been determined for different gas pressures. At 1 bar, THGEMs deliver electroluminescence yields that are more than one order of magnitude higher when compared to those achieved in GEMs and two orders of magnitude when compared to those achieved in a uniform field gap. The THGEM electroluminescence yield presents a faster decrease with pressure when comparing to the GEM electroluminescence yield, reaching similar values to what is achieved in GEMs for xenon pressures of 2.5 bar, but still one order of magnitude higher than that produced in a uniform field gap. Another exception is the GEM operating in argon, which presents an electroluminescence yield similar to that produced in a uniform electric field gap, while the THGEM achieves yields that are more than one order of magnitude higher.

  14. Secondary scintillation yield from GEM and THGEM gaseous electron multipliers for direct dark matter search

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    The search for alternatives to PMTs as photosensors in optical TPCs for rare event detection has significantly increased in the last few years. In particular, in view of the next generation large volume detectors, the use of photosensors with lower natural radioactivity, such as large area APDs or GM-APDs, with the additional possibility of sparse surface coverage, triggered the intense study of secondary scintillation production in micropattern electron multipliers, such as GEMs and THGEMs, as alternatives to the commonly used uniform electric field region between two parallel meshes. The much higher scintillation output obtained from the electron avalanches in such microstructures presents an advantage in those situations. The accurate knowledge of the amount of such scintillation is important for correct detector simulation and optimization. It will also serve as a benchmark for software tools developed and/or under development for the calculation of the amount of such scintillation. The secondary scintillation yield, or electroluminescence yield, in the electron avalanches of GEMs and THGEMs operating in gaseous xenon and argon has been determined for different gas pressures. At 1 bar, THGEMs deliver electroluminescence yields that are more than one order of magnitude higher when compared to those achieved in GEMs and two orders of magnitude when compared to those achieved in a uniform field gap. The THGEM electroluminescence yield presents a faster decrease with pressure when comparing to the GEM electroluminescence yield, reaching similar values to what is achieved in GEMs for xenon pressures of 2.5 bar, but still one order of magnitude higher than that produced in a uniform field gap. Another exception is the GEM operating in argon, which presents an electroluminescence yield similar to that produced in a uniform electric field gap, while the THGEM achieves yields that are more than one order of magnitude higher.

  15. Secondary scintillation yield from GEM and THGEM gaseous electron multipliers for direct dark matter search

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    Monteiro, C.M.B., E-mail: cristina@gian.fis.uc.pt [CI, Physics Department, University of Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal); Fernandes, L.M.P. [CI, Physics Department, University of Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal); Veloso, J.F.C.A. [CI, Physics Department, University of Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal); I3N, Physics Department, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Oliveira, C.A.B. [I3N, Physics Department, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Santos, J.M.F. dos [CI, Physics Department, University of Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal)

    2012-07-24

    The search for alternatives to PMTs as photosensors in optical TPCs for rare event detection has significantly increased in the last few years. In particular, in view of the next generation large volume detectors, the use of photosensors with lower natural radioactivity, such as large area APDs or GM-APDs, with the additional possibility of sparse surface coverage, triggered the intense study of secondary scintillation production in micropattern electron multipliers, such as GEMs and THGEMs, as alternatives to the commonly used uniform electric field region between two parallel meshes. The much higher scintillation output obtained from the electron avalanches in such microstructures presents an advantage in those situations. The accurate knowledge of the amount of such scintillation is important for correct detector simulation and optimization. It will also serve as a benchmark for software tools developed and/or under development for the calculation of the amount of such scintillation. The secondary scintillation yield, or electroluminescence yield, in the electron avalanches of GEMs and THGEMs operating in gaseous xenon and argon has been determined for different gas pressures. At 1 bar, THGEMs deliver electroluminescence yields that are more than one order of magnitude higher when compared to those achieved in GEMs and two orders of magnitude when compared to those achieved in a uniform field gap. The THGEM electroluminescence yield presents a faster decrease with pressure when comparing to the GEM electroluminescence yield, reaching similar values to what is achieved in GEMs for xenon pressures of 2.5 bar, but still one order of magnitude higher than that produced in a uniform field gap. Another exception is the GEM operating in argon, which presents an electroluminescence yield similar to that produced in a uniform electric field gap, while the THGEM achieves yields that are more than one order of magnitude higher.

  16. CP violating electron-nucleon interactions in multi-Higgs doublet and leptoquark models

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    CP violating electron-nucleon interactions and the resulting atomic electric dipole moments (EDM) are studied in several models. It is demonstrated that in the standard model these interactions are very small and are well below the experimental upper bounds. In multi-Higgs doublet models, the four-fermi interactions, can be quite large. In some range of parameters, the contribution of these interactions to the atomic EDM can exceed the contribution of the electron EDM. In leptoquark models the contribution from the tensor interaction is always the dominant one. 20 refs

  17. Limit on the Electron Electric Dipole Moment in Gadolinium-Iron Garnet

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    A new method for the detection of the electron electric dipole moment (EDM) using a solid is described. The method involves the measurement of a voltage induced across the solid by the alignment of the sample's magnetic dipoles in an applied magnetic field, H. A first application of the method to GdIG has resulted in a limit on the electron EDM of 5x10-24e cm, which is a factor of 40 below the limit obtained from the only previous solid-state EDM experiment. The result is limited by the imperfect discrimination of an unexpectedly large voltage that is even upon the reversal of the sample magnetization

  18. Search for two-neutrino double electron capture on $^{124}$Xe with the XMASS-I detector

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    Abe, K; Ichimura, K; Kishimoto, Y; Kobayashi, K; Kobayashi, M; Moriyama, S; Nakagawa, K; Nakahata, M; Norita, T; Ogawa, H; Sekiya, H; Takachio, O; Takeda, A; Yamashita, M; Yang, B S; Kim, N Y; Kim, Y D; Tasaka, S; Liu, J; Martens, K; Suzuki, Y; Fujita, R; Hosokawa, K; Miuchi, K; Ohnishi, Y; Oka, N; Takeuchi, Y; Kim, Y H; Lee, J S; Lee, K B; Lee, M K; Fukuda, Y; Itow, Y; Kegasa, R; Masuda, K; Takiya, H; Uchida, H; Nishijima, K; Fujii, K; Murayama, I; Nakamura, S

    2015-01-01

    Double electron capture is a rare nuclear decay process in which two orbital electrons are captured simultaneously in the same nucleus. Measurement of its two-neutrino mode would provide a new reference for the calculation of nuclear matrix elements whereas observation of its neutrinoless mode would demonstrate lepton number violation. A search for two-neutrino double electron capture on $^{124}$Xe is performed using 165.9 days of data collected with the XMASS-I detector. No significant excess above background was observed and we set a lower limit on the half-life as $4.7 \\times 10^{21}$ years at 90% confidence level.

  19. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (5th, Chania, Greece, June 19-21, 2012)

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    International Educational Data Mining Society, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2012) is held in picturesque Chania on the beautiful Crete island in Greece, under the auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society (IEDMS). The EDM 2012 conference is a leading international forum for high quality research that mines large data sets of educational…

  20. [Proceedings of the] International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (3rd, Pittsburgh, PA, July 11-13, 2010)

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    Baker, Ryan S. J. d., Ed.; Merceron, Agathe, Ed.; Pavlik, Philip I., Jr., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    The Third International Conference on Data Mining (EDM 2010) was held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. It follows the second conference at the University of Cordoba, Spain, on July 1-3, 2009 and the first edition of the conference held in Montreal in 2008, and a series of workshops within the AAAI, AIED, EC-TEL, ICALT, ITS, and UM conferences. EDM 2011…

  1. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (2nd, Cordoba, Spain, July 1-3, 2009)

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    Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Desmarais, Michel, Ed.; Romero, Cristobal, Ed.; Ventura, Sebastian, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    The Second International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2009) was held at the University of Cordoba, Spain, on July 1-3, 2009. EDM brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large data sets to answer educational research questions. The increase in instrumented…

  2. A new electrode wear compensation method for improving performance in 3D micro EDM milling

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    As one of the non-traditional manufacturing processes, micro electrical discharge machining (EDM) has been widely applied for manufacturing precise and complex microstructures. However, a number of issues remain to be studied before micro EDM can become a reliable processing method. Efforts to get higher machining quality and to improve efficiency have been carried out. The electrode wear compensation method is one of the key factors in micro EDM milling. This paper proposes a new electrode wear compensation method, the combination of the linear compensation method (LCM) and the uniform wear method (UWM), called the CLU method. This approach combines LCM, UWM and the theoretical model. Experimental results indicate that machining performance such as material removal rate, electrode wear ratio and surface roughness using the proposed method has been improved compared to that by the uniform wear method.

  3. Cesium magnetometers for the neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) experiment

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    Full text: One of the most important experiments in particle physics is the hunt for an EDM of a neutron. To achieve sensitivities to EDMs of a few times 10-28 e.cm, the magnetic field, including its spatial gradients, has to be precisely measured and controlled. To provide the required sensitivity of magnetic field measurements at the <100fT/?(Hz) level, a system of optically-pumped atomic Cs magnetometers has been developed at Fribourg University. The Cs sensor itself is a spherical, paraffin-coated and evacuated glass cell containing Cs vapour at room temperature. The present magnetometer system consists of 8 vacuum compatible and four vacuum and high voltage compatible sensors. The system is in constant evolution to adapt it to the operating environment of the nEDM experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut. In this contribution, the current solutions and results of magnetic field measurements will be presented. (author)

  4. AFM surface imaging of AISI D2 tool steel machined by the EDM process

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    The surface morphology, surface roughness and micro-crack of AISI D2 tool steel machined by the electrical discharge machining (EDM) process were analyzed by means of the atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique. Experimental results indicate that the surface texture after EDM is determined by the discharge energy during processing. An excellent machined finish can be obtained by setting the machine parameters at a low pulse energy. The surface roughness and the depth of the micro-cracks were proportional to the power input. Furthermore, the AFM application yielded information about the depth of the micro-cracks is particularly important in the post treatment of AISI D2 tool steel machined by EDM

  5. EDM constraints and CP asymmetries of B processes in supersymmetric models

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    Abel, S. [IPPP, University of Durham, South Rd., Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Khalil, S. [Department of Mathematics, German University in Cairo, New Cairo city, El Tagamoa El Khames (Egypt)]. E-mail: shaaban.khalil@guc.edu.eg

    2005-07-07

    We demonstrate that electric dipole moments (EDMs) strongly constrain possible SUSY contributions to the CP asymmetries of B processes; LL and/or RR flavour mixings between second and third generations are severely restricted by the experimental limit on the mercury EDM, and so therefore are their possible contributions to the CP asymmetries of B->{phi}K and B->{eta}{sup '}K. We find that SUSY models with dominant LR and RL mixing through non-universal A-terms is the only way to accommodate the apparent deviation of CP asymmetries from those expected in the Standard Model without conflicting with the EDM bounds or with any other experimental results.

  6. Nuclear Structure and the Search for Collective Enhancement of P,T-Violation

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    Auerbach, Naftali; Zelevinsky, Vladimir

    2008-01-01

    The discovery of the atomic electric dipole moment (EDM) would reveal the simultaneous violation of parity (P) and time-reversal (T) invariance. The EDM can be induced by T-odd forces between the nucleus and atomic electrons. As the nuclear dipole moment is screened according to the Schiff theorem, the appropriate nuclear operator is the Schiff moment that may exist in nuclei under PT-violation. We briefly review the current experimental situation and discuss more in detail ...

  7. Search for long-lived particles decaying into electron or photon pairs with the D0 detector.

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    2008-09-12

    In this Letter we report on a search for long-lived particles that decay into final states with two electrons or photons. Such long-lived particles arise in a variety of theoretical models, such as hidden valleys and supersymmetry with gauge-mediated breaking. By precisely reconstructing the direction of the electromagnetic shower we are able to probe much longer lifetimes than previously explored. We see no evidence of the existence of such long-lived particles and interpret this search as a quasi model-independent limit on their production cross section, as well as a limit on a long-lived fourth generation quark. PMID:18851273

  8. Search for long-lived particles decaying into electron or photon pairs with the D0 detector

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    In this Letter we report on a search for long-lived particles that decay into final states with two electrons or photons. Such long-lived particles arise in a variety of theoretical models, like hidden valleys and supersymmetry with gauge-mediated breaking. By precisely reconstructing the direction of the electromagnetic shower we are able to probe much longer lifetimes than previously explored. We see no evidence of the existence of such long-lived particles and interpret this search as a quasi model-independent limit on their production cross section, as well as a limit on a long-lived fourth generation quark.

  9. Interim results from the characterization testing of the Engineering Development (EDM) rubidium clocks for satellite applications

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    Powers, Edward D., Jr.; Danzy, Fredrick

    1990-01-01

    Some interim results from the environmental testing program to evaluate the Engineering Design Model (EDM) of the EG and G Spaceborne Rubidium Clock are presented. This effort is in support of the Global Positioning System (GPS) BLOCK IIR program and is intended to characterize the performance of EG and G design for BLOCK IIR satellite applications. Two EG and G EDM units are currently under test at NRL's Clock Test Facility to measure the long-term frequency stability, drift, and frequency versus temperature characteristics.

  10. Integration of micro milling highspeed spindle on a microEDM-milling machine set-up

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    De Grave, Arnaud; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard; Andolfatto, Loic

    2009-01-01

    In order to cope with repositioning errors and to combine the fast removal rate of micro milling with the precision and small feature size achievable with micro EDM milling, a hybrid micro-milling and micro-EDM milling centre was built and tested. The aim was to build an affordable set-up, easy to use and adapt to an existing device, not to build a complete new machine. The design requirements will be presented and the set-up described. A geometrical model of the set-up following the small displ...

  11. Avaliação da geração de microtrincas do aço rápido ABNT M2 no processo EDM com adição de SiC = Evaluation of microcrack formation of ABNT M2 high speed steel in the EDM process, with addition of silicon carbide powder

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    Jean Robert Pereira Rodrigues

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available É sabido que a Usinagem por Descargas Elétricas (EDM é um processo térmico em que pode haver temperaturas muito elevadas (superiores a 1.200°C na região de usinagem. Consequentemente é fácil de entender o fato de as peças usinadas por EDM apresentarem camadas superficiais endurecidas, refundidas e com elevado número de microtrincas superficiais. A formação de microtrincas está associada com o desenvolvimento de altas tensões térmicas que excedem a tensão máxima de resistência do material. Além disso, as microtrincas superficiais penetram em profundidade com extensões que dependem da energia de descarga. O trabalho proposto tem por objetivo estudar o efeito da adição de pó de SiC em vários fluidos dielétricos, sobre a geração de microtrincas superficiais, no aço rápido ABNT M2, durante a usinagem por descargas elétricas. Os resultados apresentados mostramredução da quantidade de microtrincas nas superfícies usinadas, quando se adiciona pó de SiC ao dielétrico, quando comparadas com as usinadas com EDM convencional.It is known that Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM is a thermal process in which extremely high temperatures (in excess of 1200°C can occur in the machining area. Consequently, it is easy tounderstand that during each electric discharge, high temperatures are generated, causing local fusion or even evaporation of the machined material. In each discharge, a crater is formed in the material and a small crater is formed in the electrode. Of every meltedmaterial produced in each discharge, only 15% or less is removed using dielectric fluid. The remaining melted material solidifies, forming a wrinkled surface. The characteristics of theobtained surface – overlap of craters, globules of sullage, chimneys, bubbles (formed when the gases arrested are liberated through the resolidified material – are revealed through an analysis using a scanning electron microscope. The proposed work has as its objective to study the effect of the addition of SiC powder into several dielectric fluids, on microcrack formation of high-speed steel (ABNT M2, during electrical discharge machining. The results show that the samples machined with the addition of SiC powders presentedsignificant reduction in the number of microcracks in the machined surface, when compared with those machined with conventional EDM.

  12. Searches for massive neutrino emission in 14C beta and 55Fe electron-capture decays

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    In 1985 Simpson reported evidence for the emission of a 17 keV mass neutrino in a small fraction of tritium beta decays. An experimental controversy ensued in which a number of both positive and negative results were reported. The beta spectrum of 14C was collected in a unique 14C-doped planar germanium detector and a distortion was observed that initially confirmed Simpson's result. Further tests linked this distortion to a splitting of the collected charge between the central detector and the surrounding guard ring in a fraction of the events. A second 14C measurement showed no evidence for emission of a 17 keV mass neutrino. In a related experiment, a high statistics electron-capture internal-bremsstrahlung photon spectrum of 55Fe was collected with a coaxial germanium detector. A local search for departures from a smooth shape near the endpoint was performed, using a second-derivative technique. An upper limit of 0.65% (95% C.L.) for the mixing Of a neutrino in the mass range 5--25 keV was established. The upper limit on the mixing of a 17 keV mass neutrino was 0.14% (95% C.L.)

  13. Theoretical study of ThF$^+$ for the search of T,P-violation effects. Effective state of Th atom in ThF$^+$ and ThO compounds

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    Skripnikov, L V

    2015-01-01

    We report the results of theoretical investigation of electronic structure of ThF$^+$ cation which is one of the most interesting systems to search for the electron electric dipole moment (eEDM) [H. Loh, K.C. Cossel, M.C. Grau, K.-K. Ni, E.R. Meyer, J.L. Bohn, J. Ye, E.A. Cornell, Science {\\bf 342}, 1220 (2013)] and other effects of violation of time reversal (T) and spacial parity (P) symmetries in fundamental interactions. For the working $^3\\Delta_1$ state we have found a quite high value of the effective electric field acting on unpaired electrons (37.3 GV/cm). The field will be required to interpret the experiment planed on ThF$^+$ in terms of eEDM. Within the concept of atoms in compounds [A.V. Titov, Y.V. Lomachuk, and L.V. Skripnikov, Phys. Rev. A {\\bf 90}, 052522 (2014)] we have compared the ThF$^+$ electronic structure with that of ThO. Also we have calculated other parameters of T,P-odd interactions: $W_{T,P}$, which is needed for interpretation of the experiment in terms of the dimensionless const...

  14. Relationship of Surface Roughness with Current and Voltage During Wire EDM

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Wire EDM is in use for a long time for cutting punches and dies, shaped pockets and other machine parts. Surface finish of the machined surface mainly depends on current and voltage used during machining. In the present research experimental investigations have been conducted to establish relationships of job surface finish with current and voltage. Brass wires of diameters 0.3, 0.25, 0.20 and 0.15 mm were used. Work materials tested were mild steel, aluminum, cemented carbide, copper and stainless steel. After machining each material with specific current and voltage the hardness and the job surface roughness were measured and their surfaces were observed under an electron-scanning microscope. Results of the experiments show that in general the machined surface becomes rougher with increase in current and voltage. Microstructures of the specimens also show that craters on the finished surface become larger as a result of using higher current and voltage. It was also found that wires of smaller diameters give smoother surface than those cut with larger diameters. It has been established that machining of carbides should be limited to wires with diameter equal to or less than 0.15 mm. Use of wires of greater diameters causes frequent wire breakage. A statistical analysis was done to pick up the most probabilistic data from the bank of data obtained from the experiments. Finally, mathematical relationships have been developed between job surface finish with current and voltage within the specified ranges for a few work materials.

  15. Anisotropic diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with application to improving the sensitivity of direct dark matter searches

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    Sorensen, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Electron diffusion in a liquid xenon time projection chamber has recently been used to infer the $z$ coordinate of a particle interaction, from the width of the electron signal. The goal of this technique is to reduce the background event rate by discriminating edge events from bulk events. Analyses of dark matter search data which employ it would benefit from increased longitudinal electron diffusion. We show that a significant increase is expected if the applied electric field is decreased. This observation is trivial to implement but runs contrary to conventional wisdom and practice. We also extract a first measurement of the longitudinal diffusion coefficient, and confirm the expectation that electron diffusion in liquid xenon is highly anisotropic under typical operating conditions.

  16. Study of surface integrity using the small area EDM process with a copper-tungsten electrode

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    The present study performs the small area electro-discharge machining (EDM) process with a low wear-rate copper-tungsten electrode of diameter 1.5 mm to establish the influence of the EDM parameters on various aspects of the surface integrity of AISI 1045 carbon steel. The residual stress induced by the EDM process is measured using the Hole-Drilling Strain-Gage Method. The experimental results reveal that the values of material removal rate (MRR), surface roughness (SR), hole enlargement (HE), average white layer thickness (WLT), and induced residual stress tend to increase at higher values of pulse current and pulse-on duration. However, for an extended pulse-on duration, it is noted that the MRR, SR, and surface crack density all decrease. Furthermore, the results indicate that obvious cracks are always evident in thicker white layers. A smaller pulse current (i.e. 1 A) tends to increase the surface crack density, while a prolonged pulse-on duration (i.e. 23 ?s) widens the opening degree of the surface crack, thereby reducing the surface crack density. The EDM hole drilling process induces a compressive residual stress within the workpiece. A linear relationship is identified between the maximum residual stress and the average white layer thickness. It is determined that the residual stress can be controlled effectively by specifying an appropriate pulse-on duration

  17. Traveling wire electrode increases productivity of Electrical Discharge Machining /EDM/ equipment

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    Kotora, J., Jr.; Smith, S. V.

    1967-01-01

    Traveling wire electrode on electrical discharge machining /EDM/ equipment reduces the time requirements for precision cutting. This device enables cutting with a minimum of lost material and without inducing stress beyond that inherent in the material. The use of wire increases accuracy and enables tighter tolerances to be maintained.

  18. MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF A MACHINE AND TRACTOR UNIT WITH EDM IN TRANSMISSION OF A TRACTOR

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    Kravchenko V. A.

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The developed mathematical model of the machine and tractor unit with the elastically damping mechanism in transmission of a tractor is given in the article. The analysis of mathematical model of the arable unit on the basis of a tractor with EDM in transmission showed that the MTU mathematical model can be considered as working

  19. Progress report on the nEDM project at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland

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    The Standard Model (SM) of Particle Physics predicts a permanent electric dipole moment for the neutron (nEDM), breaking time reversal and parity symmetry. The electroweak prediction is several orders of magnitude below the current best experimental limit dn-26ecm (90 % CL, ILL-RAL-Sussex). Many SM extensions predict a nEDM in the range of current experimental sensitivity. Improving the upper experimental limit restricts the allowed parameter space of these models. In a first step the nEDM collaboration has installed the upgraded ILL-RAL-Sussex instrument at the new ultra-cold neutron (UCN) source at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland. The collaboration aims at increasing the experimental sensitivity by a factor of five due to the expected higher UCN density and improved control of systematic effects. In parallel a new apparatus is developed for a next measurement phase aiming at another order of magnitude improvement. The experiment employs the Ramsey method of separated oscillatory fields to detect a shift of the Larmor precession frequency of UCN in a parallel and an anti-parallel configuration of very homogeneous magnetic and electric fields. In 2010/2011, the nEDM apparatus has been characterized in detail. The polarized UCN infrastructure was studied and significant progress in the homogeneity of the magnetic field was achieved. Preliminary results of dedicated measurements related to the major systematic false effects are presented.

  20. Surface characteristics and damage of monocrystalline silicon induced by wire-EDM

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    Punturat, Jiraporn; Tangwarodomnukun, Viboon; Dumkum, Chaiya

    2014-11-01

    Wire-EDM has recently shown itself as an alternative approach for slicing silicon and other semiconductor materials without the presence of significant chipping as normally found in the traditional machining processes. However, the intensive electrical spark between a wire electrode and silicon can cause damage to the cut surface and subsurface in micro and nano-scale aspects. This paper presents the influence of major process parameters on the cut surface characteristics and damage in the wire-EDMing of silicon. An n-type monocrystalline silicon wafer was cut under different spark energy densities, duty cycles and dielectric flushing rates. Poor cut surface quality and high amount of electrode material deposition were obtained when low spark energy density, small duty cycle and low dielectric flushing rate were applied. Moreover, the amorphous and defective crystal structures of silicon were apparent under the low spark energy condition. The interactions between the wire-EDMing parameters and cut surface characteristics drawn in this study could have significances for the further development of EDM technology towards the fine-scale and damage-free processing of semiconductor materials.

  1. Optimization Of Edm Parameters Using Taguchi Method And Grey Relational Analysis For Mild Steel Is 2026

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    RAGHURAMAN S, THIRUPPATHI K, PANNEERSELVAM T, SANTOSH S

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Optimization is one of the techniques used in manufacturing sectors to arrive for the best manufacturing conditions, which is an essential need for industries towards manufacturing of quality products at lower cost. This paper aims to investigate the optimal set of process parameters such as current, pulse ON and OFF time in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM process to identify the variations in three performance characteristics such as rate of material removal, wear rate on tool, and surface roughness value on the work material for machining Mild Steel IS 2026 using copper electrode. Based on the experiments conducted on L9 orthogonal array, analysis has been carried out using Grey Relational Analysis, a Taguchi method. Response tables and graphs were used to find the optimal levels of parameters in EDM process. The confirmation experiments were carried out to validate the optimal results. Thus, the machining parameters for EDM were optimized for achieving the combined objectives of higher rate of material removal, lower wear rate on tool, and lower surface roughness value on the work material considered in this work. The obtained results show that the Taguchi Grey relational Analysis is being effective technique to optimize the machining parameters for EDM process.

  2. A novel power source for high-precision, highly efficient micro w-EDM

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    Chen, Shun-Tong; Chen, Chi-Hung

    2015-07-01

    The study presents the development of a novel power source for high-precision, highly efficient machining of micropart microstructures using micro wire electrical discharge machining (w-EDM). A novel power source based on a pluri resistance-capacitance (pRC) circuit that can generate a high-frequency, high-peak current with a short pulse train is proposed and designed to enhance the performance of micro w-EDM processes. Switching between transistors is precisely controlled in the designed power source to create a high-frequency short-pulse train current. Various microslot cutting tests in both aluminum and copper alloys are conducted. Experimental results demonstrate that the pRC power source creates instant spark erosion resulting in markedly less material for removal, diminishing discharge crater size, and consequently an improved surface finish. A new evaluation approach for spark erosion ability (SEA) to assess the merits of micro EDM power sources is also proposed. In addition to increasing the speed of micro w-EDM by increasing wire feed rates by 1.6 times the original feed rate, the power source is more appropriate for machining micropart microstructures since there is less thermal breaking. Satisfactory cutting of an elaborate miniature hook-shaped structure and a high-aspect ratio microstructure with a squared-pillar array also reveal that the developed pRC power source is effective, and should be very useful in the manufacture of intricate microparts.

  3. Surface defects in PMD-EDM of titanium alloy, Ti-6246

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    Titanium alloys which are categorized as lightweight materials, poses greater strength and toughness are usually known to create major challenges during machining. Electrical discharge machining (EDM) which is very prominent amongst the non-conventional machining methods is expected to be used quite extensively in machining titanium alloys. EDM process is known to cause surface damaged layers which consists of three types of surfaces; spattered, recast and heat affected zone. This project was undertaken to study the machining performance of EDM and powder mixed dielectric-electrical discharge machining (PMDEDM) in machining Ti-6246 with respect to the surface integrity of machined surface by using copper tungsten (CuW) electrode. The machining parameters considered are voltage (V), current (I), pulse on time(Ton), interval time (Toff) and concentration of the SiC powder (C) in dielectric fluid. The respected responses investigated include surface alteration and overcut. It was found that PMD-EDM process produced less damaging effect on the surface layer of the machined surface and widened the overcut. (author)

  4. Surface Integrity of Inconel 718 by Wire-EDM at Different Energy Modes

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    Li, L.; Wei, X. T.; Guo, Y. B.; Li, W.; Liu, J. F.

    2014-08-01

    Inconel alloys including IN 718 alloy are widely used in turbomachinery industry due to their superior mechanical properties. Inconel alloys are very difficult to machine using cutting and grinding. Wire electrical discharge machining (W-EDM) is an alternative process to manufacture complex Inconel parts. However, little research has been done on surface integrity by W-EDMed IN 718. This study focuses on surface integrity of IN 718 by W-EDM at different modes of discharge energy. The results show that the EDMed surface topography shows dominant coral reef microstructures at high energy mode, while random microvoids are dominant at low energy modes. The average roughness can be significantly reduced at low energy mode. A thick white layer is predominantly discontinuous and non-uniform at relative high energy modes. Microvoids are confined within the thick white layers and no microcracks were found in the subsurface. A thin white layer by trim cut at low energy mode becomes continuous, uniform, and is free of voids. Compared to the bulk, white layers have dramatic reduction in microhardness. In addition, surface alloying from wire electrode and water dielectric is obvious in main cut, but it can be minimized in trim cuts.

  5. Diseño y prueba de un sistema de control de espaciamiento y potencia para Micro-EDM

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    Chaides, Oscar; Horacio, Ahuett; Abiud, Flores; Alberto, Caballero; Leopoldo, Ruiz.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Una vertiente en la evolución de los procesos de manufactura contempla reducir el tamaño de la máquina herramienta de manera proporcional al tamaño de la pieza de trabajo. Las nuevas propuestas para los procesos de micro-manufactura, como micro-EDM (micro-Electrical Discharge Machining), requieren d [...] e parámetros de proceso hasta ahora poco explorados para realizar tareas que demandan alta precisión y productividad. En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un sistema de control de espaciamiento (gap) y de suministro de potencia para realizar procesos de manufactura mediante micro-EDM. Con el objetivo de explorar los valores de los parámetros de manufactura que permitieran mayor remoción de material se utilizó el diseño de experimentos Taguchi. La configuración experimental utiliza un sistema de control acoplado a un circuito RC para controlar el espaciamiento entre el electrodo y la pieza de trabajo, además de un electrodo de cobre de 0.7mm de diámetro. Abstract in english A trend in the evolution of manufacturing processes shows a tendency towards the reduction of the size of the machine tool in a manner proportional to the size of part. Emerging technologies such as micro EDM require process parameters that have been seldom explored in the literature, to perform tas [...] ks that require high precision and productivity. This article presents the development of a circuit for power supply and gap control for micro EDM. To test the circuit, the selection of process parameters that maximize removal rates was explored using a Taguchi experimental design. The experimental confi guration of the micro EDM process used 0.7 mm copper electrodes, controlled by a micro-controller based RC circuit.

  6. Search for excited electrons in ppbar collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV

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    We present the results of a search for the production of an excited state of the electron, e*, in proton-antiproton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV. The data were collected with the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of approximately 1 fb^-1. We search for e* in the process ppbar -> e* e, with the e* subsequently decaying to an electron plus photon. No excess above the standard model background is observed. Interpreting our data in the context of a model that describes e* production by four-fermion contact interactions and e* decay via electroweak processes, we set 95% C.L. upper limits on the production cross section ranging from 8.9 fb to 27 fb, depending on the mass of the excited electron. Choosing the scale for contact interactions to be Lambda = 1 TeV, excited electron masses below 756 GeV are excluded at the 95% C.L.

  7. Search for scalar and vector leptoquarks in electron-proton collisions at ?S = 300 GeV

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    A search for a resonant state coupled to an electron-quark pair has been performed using collisions of the electron beam of 26.7 GeV and the proton beam of 820 GeV. With the integrated luminosity of 26.6 ± 1.6 nb-1, scalar and vector leptoquarks have been searched for in the neutral current and charged current samples. The selected events agreed well with the prediction of the Standard Model, and no evidence has been found for production of leptoquarks decaying into e- + jet or ? + jet. Limits on the coupling strength of scalar (vector) leptoquarks to electron and quark have been determined for masses from 50 (40) GeV to 225 GeV. A limit on the leptoquark mass has been also obtained at the 95% confidence level assuming that either left-handed or right-handed coupling exists to the electron-quark pair with electroweak strength. The mass limit depends on the cross section determined by the choice of quantum numbers. Leptoquarks are ruled out for masses below 216 GeV with the largest cross section and below 105 GeV with the smallest cross section. (author) 102 refs

  8. A search for double-electron capture in 74Se using coincidence/anticoincidence gamma-ray spectrometry

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    Jeskovsky, M; Kovacik, A; Povinec, P P; Puppe, P; Stanicek, J; Sykora, I; Simkovic, F; Thies, J H

    2015-01-01

    Evaluation of single, coincidence and anticoincidence gamma-ray spectrometry methods has been carried out with the aim to search for double-electron capture in 74Se. This process is unique, because there is probability for transition to the 2+ excited state in 74Ge (1204 keV), and de-excitation through two gamma-quanta cascade with energies of 595.9 keV and 608.4 keV. Long-term measurements with anticosmic shielded HPGe spectrometer and the coincidence HPGe-NaI(Tl) spectrometer did not show any evidence for the double-electron capture in 74Se. The best limit for the half-life of the double electron capture in 74Se (both for the neutrinoless and two neutrino processes) was estimated to be >1.5x10E19 years.

  9. Slip-rate increase at Parkfield in 1993 detected by high-precision EDM and borehole tensor strainmeters

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    Langbein, J.; Gwyther, R.L.; Hart, R.H.G.; Gladwin, M.T.

    1999-01-01

    On two of the instrument networks at Parkfield, California, the two-color Electronic Distance Meter (EDM) network and Borehole Tensor Strainmeter (BTSM) network, we have detected a rate change starting in 1993 that has persisted at least 5 years. These and other instruments capable of measuring crustal deformation were installed at Parkfield in anticipation of a moderate, M6, earthquake on the San Andreas fault. Many of these instruments have been in operation since the mid 1980s and have established an excellent baseline to judge changes in rate of deformation and the coherence of such changes between instruments. The onset of the observed rate change corresponds in time to two other changes at Parkfield. From late 1992 through late 1994, the Parkfield region had an increase in number of M4 to M5 earthquakes relative to the preceding 6 years. The deformation-rate change also coincides with the end of a 7-year period of sub-normal rainfall. Both the spatial coherence of the rate change and hydrological modeling suggest a tectonic explanation for the rate change. From these observations, we infer that the rate of slip increased over the period 1993-1998.On two of the instrument networks at Parkfield, California, the two-color Electronic Distance Meter (EDM) network and Borehole Tensor Strainmeter (BTSM) network, we have detected a rate change starting in 1993 that has persisted at least 5 years. These and other instruments capable of measuring crustal deformation were installed at Parkfield in anticipation of a moderate, M6, earthquake on the San Andreas fault. Many of these instruments have been in operation since the mid 1980s and have established an excellent baseline to judge changes in rate of deformation and the coherence of such changes between instruments. The onset of the observed rate change corresponds in time to two other changes at Parkfield. From late 1992 through late 1994, the Parkfield region had an increase in number of M4 to M5 earthquakes relative to the preceding 6 years. The deformation-rate change also coincides with the end of a 7-year period of sub-normal rainfall. Both the spatial coherence of the rate change and hydrological modeling suggest a tectonic explanation for the rate change. From these observations, we infer that the rate of slip increased over the period 1993-1998.

  10. Search for Fermi shuttle mechanisms in electron emission from atomic collision sequences

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    In electron spectra induced by slow heavy ion bombardment of solids a high energy tail can be observed, which is suggested to be explained by multiple collision sequences. In order to find those multiple collision effects like the ''Fermi shuttle'' acceleration mechanism we measured doubly differential electron emission cross sections for H+ (33.5-700 keV) impact on different targets (He, Ne, C and Au) as a function of projectile energy and electron emission angle. We observed a surprising target dependence of the electron emission within the range of electron energies close to that of the binary encounter electrons for all observed angles of emission. (orig.)

  11. Broadband velocity modulation spectroscopy of ThF$^+$ for use in a measurement of the electron electric dipole moment

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    Gresh, Daniel N; Zhou, Yan; Ye, Jun; Cornell, Eric A

    2015-01-01

    A number of extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics predict a permanent electric dipole moment of the electron (eEDM) in the range of the current experimental limits. Trapped ThF$^+$ will be used in a forthcoming generation of the JILA eEDM experiment. Here, we present extensive survey spectroscopy of ThF$^+$ in the 700 - 1000 nm spectral region, with the 700 - 900 nm range fully covered using frequency comb velocity modulation spectroscopy. We have determined that the ThF$^+$ electronic ground state is $X$ $^3\\Delta_1$, which is the eEDM-sensitive state. In addition, we report high-precision rotational and vibrational constants for 14 ThF$^+$ electronic states, including excited states that can be used to transfer and readout population in the eEDM experiment.

  12. An Electron Fixed Target Experiment to Search for a New Vector Boson A' Decaying to e+e-

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    Essig, Rouven; Schuster, Philip; Toro, Natalia; Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan

    2010-01-01

    We describe an experiment to search for a new vector boson A' with weak coupling alpha' > 6 x 10^{-8} alpha to electrons (alpha=e^2/4pi) in the mass range 65 MeV < m_A' < 550 MeV. New vector bosons with such small couplings arise naturally from a small kinetic mixing of the "dark photon" A' with the photon -- one of the very few ways in which new forces can couple to the Standard Model -- and have received considerable attention as an explanation of various dark matter relat...

  13. Integration of micro milling highspeed spindle on a microEDM-milling machine set-up

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    De Grave, Arnaud; Hansen, Hans NØrgaard

    2009-01-01

    In order to cope with repositioning errors and to combine the fast removal rate of micro milling with the precision and small feature size achievable with micro EDM milling, a hybrid micro-milling and micro-EDM milling centre was built and tested. The aim was to build an affordable set-up, easy to use and adapt to an existing device, not to build a complete new machine. The design requirements will be presented and the set-up described. A geometrical model of the set-up following the small displacement torsor concept is proposed and verified by comparing a simulated and manufactured pocket done by micro milling. Examples of test parts are shown and used as an experimental validation.

  14. Post-cast EDM method for reducing the thickness of a turbine nozzle wall

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    Jones, Raymond Joseph (Duanesburg, NY); Bojappa, Parvangada Ganapathy (Schenectady, NY); Kirkpatrick, Francis Lawrence (Galway, NY); Schotsch, Margaret Jones (Clifton Park, NY); Rajan, Rajiv (Guilderland, NY); Wei, Bin (Mechanicville, NY)

    2002-01-01

    A post-cast EDM process is used to remove material from the interior surface of a nozzle vane cavity of a turbine. A thin electrode is passed through the cavity between opposite ends of the nozzle vane and displaced along the interior nozzle wall to remove the material along a predetermined path, thus reducing the thickness of the wall between the cavity and the external surface of the nozzle. In another form, an EDM process employing a profile as an electrode is disposed in the cavity and advanced against the wall to remove material from the wall until the final wall thickness is achieved, with the interior wall surface being complementary to the profile surface.

  15. EDM-free supersymmetric CP violation with non-universal soft terms

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    Non-universality in the soft breaking terms is a common feature in most superstring inspired SUSY models. This property is required to obtain sizeable CP violation effects from SUSY and, on the other hand, can be used to avoid the electric dipole moment (EDM) constraints. We take advantage of these qualities and explore a class of SUSY models based on type I string theory where scalar masses, gaugino masses and trilinear couplings are non-universal. In this framework, we show that, in the presence of large SUSY phases, the bounds on the electric dipole moments can be controlled without fine-tuning. At the same time, we find that these phases, free from EDM constraints, lead to large contributions to the observed CP phenomena in Kaon system and, in particular, to direct CP violation in ?'/?

  16. EDM-free supersymmetric CP violation with non-universal soft terms

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    Khalil, Shaaban; Kobayashi, Tatsuo; Vives, Oscar

    2000-07-31

    Non-universality in the soft breaking terms is a common feature in most superstring inspired SUSY models. This property is required to obtain sizeable CP violation effects from SUSY and, on the other hand, can be used to avoid the electric dipole moment (EDM) constraints. We take advantage of these qualities and explore a class of SUSY models based on type I string theory where scalar masses, gaugino masses and trilinear couplings are non-universal. In this framework, we show that, in the presence of large SUSY phases, the bounds on the electric dipole moments can be controlled without fine-tuning. At the same time, we find that these phases, free from EDM constraints, lead to large contributions to the observed CP phenomena in Kaon system and, in particular, to direct CP violation in {epsilon}'/{epsilon}.

  17. The generalized simulated annealing algorithm in the low energy electron diffraction search problem

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    We present in this work results concerning the application of the generalized simulated annealing (GSA) algorithm to the LEED search problem. The influence of the visiting distribution function (defined by the so-called qV parameter) in the effectiveness of the method was investigated by the application of the algorithm to structural searches for optimization of two to ten parameters in a theory-theory comparison for the CdTe(110) system. Results, obtained with the scaling relation and probability of convergence as a function of the number of parameters to be varied, indicate the fast simulated annealing (FSA) (qV = 2.0) approach as the best search machine

  18. Electrostatic Bender Fields, Optics, Aberrations, with Application to the Proton EDM Ring

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    Baartman, R

    2015-01-01

    Electrostatic bender optics are derived up to second order (third order in fields and the Hamiltonian) and applied to the proposed EDM proton ring. The results for linear optics agree with those already presented by V.\\ Lebedev (Nov.\\ 18, 2013). Second order optics is not sensitive to the shape of the fringe fields and formulas are given. It is shown that the proposed electrode shape that linearizes the vertical electric field is no advantage to this order.

  19. Feasibility of wear compensation in micro EDM milling based on discharge counting and discharge population characterization

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    Bissacco, Giuliano; Hansen, Hans NØrgaard

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates the applicability of real time wear compensation in micro EDM milling based on discharge counting and discharge population characterization. Experiments were performed involving discharge counting and tool electrode wear measurement in a wide range of process parameters settings involving different current pulse shapes. A strong correlation is found between average discharge energy of the populations and wear and material removal per discharge. A validation was carried out showing the feasibility of the proposed approach.

  20. Examining the cancellation mechanism of neutron EDM in a model with dilaton-dominated susy breaking

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    Barr, S M; Khalil, Shaaban

    1999-01-01

    We examine the cancellation mechanism between the different contributions to the electric dipole moment of the neutron in a model with dilaton-dominated SUSY breaking. We find these accidental cancellations occur at few points in parameter space. For a wide region of this space we must constrain the phase of $\\mu$ to be of order $10^{-1}$ and have the phases of $A$ and $\\mu$ strongly correlated in order to have small neutron EDM. Moreover, we consider the indirect CP violati...

  1. Laser-pumped cesium magnetometers for the PSI-nEDM experiment

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    Gröger, Stephan; Weis, Antoine; Dousse, Jean-Claude; Daum, Manfred

    2006-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschreibt die Entwicklung eines Magnetfeldsensors mit hoher Auflösung für ein Grundlagenforschungsprojekt im Rahmen einer internationalen Kollaboration unter Beteilung der Freiburger Atomphysikgruppe. Das Ziel des Projekts ist die Durchführung eines Experiments am Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) zur Bestimmung des elektrischen Dipolmoments des Neutrons (nEDM: neutron electric dipole moment), d. Die mögliche Existenz und vor allem die Grösse eines solchen Dipolmoments ist ...

  2. Search for heavy particles decaying into electron-positron pairs in pp collisions.

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    Abbott, B.; A. Baden(University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.); Banerjee, S.(); Barberis, E.; Baringer, P.(Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA); Barreto, J.; Bassler, U.(CEA, Irfu, SPP, Saclay, France); Bauer, D.; Begel, M.(Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, U.S.A.); Beuselinck, R.; Bhattacharjee, M.; Blazey, G.(Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 60115, USA); Boehnlein, A.(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, 60510, USA); Brandt, A.; Briskin, G.

    2001-01-01

    We present results of searches for technirho (rho(T)), techniomega (omega(T)), and Z' particles, using the decay channels rho(T),omega(T),Z'-->e(+)e(-). The search is based on 124.8 pb(-1) of data collected by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron during 1992-1996. In the absence of a signal, we set 95% C.L. upper limits on the cross sections for the processes pp-->rho(T),omega(T),Z'-->e(+)e(-) as a function of the mass of the decaying particle. For certain model parameters, we exclude the...

  3. Theoretical study of ThF+ in the search for T ,P -violation effects: Effective state of a Th atom in ThF+ and ThO compounds

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    Skripnikov, L. V.; Titov, A. V.

    2015-04-01

    We report the results of a theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of the ThF+ cation, which is one of the most interesting systems to search for the electron electric dipole moment (e EDM ) [H. Loh, K. C. Cossel, M. C. Grau, K.-K. Ni, E. R. Meyer, J. L. Bohn, J. Ye, and E. A. Cornell, Science 342, 1220 (2013), 10.1126/science.1243683] and other effects of violation of time reversal (T) and spatial parity (P) symmetries in fundamental interactions. For the working 3?1 state we find a quite high value of the effective electric field acting on unpaired electrons (37.3 GV/cm). The field will be required to interpret the experiment planned on ThF+ in terms of the e EDM . Within the concept of atoms in compounds [A. V. Titov, Y. V. Lomachuk, and L. V. Skripnikov, Phys. Rev. A 90, 052522 (2014), 10.1103/PhysRevA.90.052522], we compare the ThF+ electronic structure with that of ThO. Also, we calculate other parameters of T,P-odd interactions: WT ,P, which is needed for interpretation of the experiment in terms of the dimensionless constant kT ,P characterizing the strength of the T ,P -odd pseudoscalar-scalar electron-nucleus neutral current interaction (50 kHz); and WM, which is required to search for the 229Th nuclear magnetic quadrupole moment in 229ThF+ (0.88 10/33Hz e cm2 ). A number of properties which can be measured are also calculated: the hyperfine structure constant, molecule-frame dipole moment, and g factor.

  4. Prospects for Dark Matter Searches with Measurements of the Electron Flux with GLAST

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    We discuss prospects for the LAT detection of signatures from the lightest Kaluza-Klein (LKP) particle of universal extra dimensions. The LKP annihilates directly into e+e- pairs and into other channels that produce energetic e+e-, that may be detectable in the high energy electron flux. We discuss the LAT capability to detect high energy (20 GeV-?1 TeV) cosmic ray electrons and protons and analyze the LAT sensitivity to LKP-produced electrons and positrons for various particle masses and pair annihilation cross sections rates, including the effect of electrons diffusive propagation in the galaxy.

  5. A machine vision system for micro-EDM based on linux

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    Guo, Rui; Zhao, Wansheng; Li, Gang; Li, Zhiyong; Zhang, Yong

    2006-11-01

    Due to the high precision and good surface quality that it can give, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is potentially an important process for the fabrication of micro-tools and micro-components. However, a number of issues remain unsolved before micro-EDM becomes a reliable process with repeatable results. To deal with the difficulties in micro electrodes on-line fabrication and tool wear compensation, a micro-EDM machine vision system is developed with a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera, with an optical resolution of 1.61?m and an overall magnification of 113~729. Based on the Linux operating system, an image capturing program is developed with the V4L2 API, and an image processing program is exploited by using OpenCV. The contour of micro electrodes can be extracted by means of the Canny edge detector. Through the system calibration, the micro electrodes diameter can be measured on-line. Experiments have been carried out to prove its performance, and the reasons of measurement error are also analyzed.

  6. Linear programming analysis of the R-parity violation within EDM-constraints

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    Yamanaka, Nodoka; Sato, Toru; Kubota, Takahiro

    2014-12-01

    The constraint on the R-parity violating supersymmetric interactions is discussed in the light of current experimental data of the electric dipole moment of neutron, 129Xe , 205Tl, and 199Hg atoms, and YbF and ThO molecules. To investigate the constraints without relying upon the assumption of the dominance of a particular combination of couplings over all the rest, an extensive use is made of the linear programming method in the scan of the parameter space. We give maximally possible values for the EDMs of the proton, deuteron, 3He nucleus, 211Rn, 225Ra, 210Fr, and the R-correlation of the neutron beta decay within the constraints from the current experimental data of the EDMs of neutron, 129Xe, 205Tl, and 199Hg atoms, and YbF and ThO molecules using the linear programming method. It is found that the R-correlation of the neutron beta decay and hadronic EDMs are very useful observables to constrain definite regions of the parameter space of the R-parity violating supersymmetry.

  7. Linear programming analysis of the $R$-parity violation within EDM-constraints

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    Yamanaka, Nodoka; Kubota, Takahiro

    2014-01-01

    The constraint on the $R$-parity violating supersymmetric interactions is discussed in the light of current experimental data of the electric dipole moment of neutron, $^{129}$Xe , $^{205}$Tl, and $^{199}$Hg atoms, and YbF and ThO molecules. To investigate the constraints without relying upon the assumption of the dominance of a particular combination of couplings over all the rest, an extensive use is made of the linear programming method in the scan of the parameter space. We give maximally possible values for the EDMs of the proton, deuteron, $^3$He nucleus, $^{211}$Rn, $^{225}$Ra, $^{210}$Fr, and the $R$-correlation of the neutron beta decay within the constraints from the current experimental data of the EDMs of neutron, $^{129}$Xe, $^{205}$Tl, and $^{199}$Hg atoms, and YbF and ThO molecules using the linear programming method. It is found that the $R$-correlation of the neutron beta decay and hadronic EDMs are very useful observables to constrain definite regions of the parameter space of the $R$-parity...

  8. Aspects on the optimization of die-sinking EDM of tungsten carbide-cobalt

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    Fred Lacerda, Amorim; Walter Lindolfo, Weingaertner; Irionson Antonio, Bassani.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available At present, due to their properties, the tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co) composite materials are in huge demand by industry to manufacture special tools, dies/molds and components under erosion. The powder metallurgy is the usual process applied to obtain WC-Co products, but in some cases this proce [...] ss is unable to produce tools of very complex shapes and highly intricate details. Thus, additional conventional and non-conventional machining processes are required. In this context, the electrical discharge machining (EDM) is an efficient alternative process. However, the EDM parameters have to be properly set for any different tungsten carbide-cobalt composition and electrode material to achieve an appropriate level of machining performance. In this work, a special grade of tungsten carbide-cobalt was used as workpiece and a copper-tungsten alloy as electrode. Experiments on important EDM electrical and non-electrical parameter settings with reference to material removal rate, electrode wear ratio and surface roughness were carried out under typical rough and finish machining. This paper contributes with an attempt to provide insightful guidelines to optimize electrical discharge machining of WC-Co composite materials using CuW alloy electrodes.

  9. Ultracold-neutron infrastructure for the PNPI/ILL neutron EDM experiment

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    Serebrov, A. P.; Geltenbort, P.; Shoka, I. V.; Shmelev, G. E.; Kharitonov, A. G.; Vassiliev, A. V.; Krasnoshekova, I. A.; Lasakov, M. S.; Siber, E. V.; Fomin, A. K.; Zimmer, O.

    2009-12-01

    A PNPI/ILL experiment to measure the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) is currently being prepared at the facility PF2 for ultracold neutrons (UCN) at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble. To enable an improvement of sensitivity, one of PF2's beam positions has been equipped with new components for UCN transport, polarization and beam characterization, comprised of a superconducting solenoid-polarizer with magnetic field 4 T, a neutron guide system with diameter 136 mm prepared in replica technology, and a novel beam chopper for time-of-flight analysis. The whole EDM apparatus is set up on a non-magnetic platform. The total flux of polarized UCN with velocities less than 6.8 m/s along the guide axis is 1.5×10 5 n/s, corresponding to a flux density of 10 3 cm -2 s -1. The density of polarized UCN at the experimental position is about 5 cm -3, which shall lead to an EDM measurement with a counting statistical accuracy of 1.5×10 -26 ecm during 200 days of operation at PF2.

  10. Modeling and Analysis of MRR, EWR and Surface Roughness in EDM Milling through Response Surface Methodology

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    A. K.M.S. Iqbal

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM has grown over the last few decades from a novelty to a mainstream manufacturing process. Though, EDM process is very demanding but the mechanism of the process is complex and far from completely understood. It is difficult to establish a model that can accurately predict the performance by correlating the process parameters. The optimum processing parameters are essential to increase the production rate and decrease the machining time, since the materials, which are processed by EDM and even the process is very costly. This research establishes empirical relations regarding machining parameters and the responses in analyzing the machinability of the stainless steel. Approach: The machining factors used are voltage, rotational speed of electrode and feed rate over the responses MRR, EWR and Ra. Response surface methodology was used to investigate the relationships and parametric interactions between the three controllable variables on the MRR, EWR and Ra. Central composite experimental design was used to estimate the model coefficients of the three factors. The responses were modeled using a response surface model based on experimental results. The significant coefficients were obtained by performing Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA at 95% level of significance. Results: The variation in percentage errors for developed models was found within 5%. Conclusion: The developed models show that voltage and rotary motion of electrode are the most significant machining parameters influencing MRR, EWR and Ra. These models can be used to get the desired responses within the experimental range.

  11. Identifying quality improvement intervention publications - A comparison of electronic search strategies

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    Rubenstein Lisa V

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The evidence base for quality improvement (QI interventions is expanding rapidly. The diversity of the initiatives and the inconsistency in labeling these as QI interventions makes it challenging for researchers, policymakers, and QI practitioners to access the literature systematically and to identify relevant publications. Methods We evaluated search strategies developed for MEDLINE (Ovid and PubMed based on free text words, Medical subject headings (MeSH, QI intervention components, continuous quality improvement (CQI methods, and combinations of the strategies. Three sets of pertinent QI intervention publications were used for validation. Two independent expert reviewers screened publications for relevance. We compared the yield, recall rate, and precision of the search strategies for the identification of QI publications and for a subset of empirical studies on effects of QI interventions. Results The search yields ranged from 2,221 to 216,167 publications. Mean recall rates for reference publications ranged from 5% to 53% for strategies with yields of 50,000 publications or fewer. The 'best case' strategy, a simple text word search with high face validity ('quality' AND 'improv*' AND 'intervention*' identified 44%, 24%, and 62% of influential intervention articles selected by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ experts, a set of exemplar articles provided by members of the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE group, and a sample from the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care Group (EPOC register of studies, respectively. We applied the search strategy to a PubMed search for articles published in 10 pertinent journals in a three-year period which retrieved 183 publications. Among these, 67% were deemed relevant to QI by at least one of two independent raters. Forty percent were classified as empirical studies reporting on a QI intervention. Conclusions The presented search terms and operating characteristics can be used to guide the identification of QI intervention publications. Even with extensive iterative development, we achieved only moderate recall rates of reference publications. Consensus development on QI reporting and initiatives to develop QI-relevant MeSH terms are urgently needed.

  12. An Electron Fixed Target Experiment to Search for a New Vector Boson A' Decaying to e+e-

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    Essig, Rouven; Toro, Natalia; Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan

    2010-01-01

    We describe an experiment to search for a new vector boson A' with weak coupling alpha' > 6 x 10^{-8} alpha to electrons (alpha=e^2/4pi) in the mass range 65 MeV < m_A' < 550 MeV. New vector bosons with such small couplings arise naturally from a small kinetic mixing of the "dark photon" A' with the photon -- one of the very few ways in which new forces can couple to the Standard Model -- and have received considerable attention as an explanation of various dark matter related anomalies. A' bosons are produced by radiation off an electron beam, and could appear as narrow resonances with small production cross-section in the trident e+e- spectrum. We summarize the experimental approach described in a proposal submitted to Jefferson Laboratory's PAC35, PR-10-009. This experiment, the A' Experiment (APEX), uses the electron beam of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Laboratory (CEBAF) at energies of ~1-4 GeV incident on 0.5-10% radiation length Tungsten wire mesh targets, and me...

  13. Search for Excited or Exotic Electron Production Using the Dielectron + Photon Signature at CDF in Run II

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    Gerberich, Heather Kay; /Duke U.

    2004-07-01

    The author presents a search for excited or exotic electrons decaying to an electron and a photon with high transverse momentum. An oppositely charged electron is produced in association with the excited electron, yielding a final state dielectron + photon signature. The discovery of excited electrons would be a first indication of lepton compositeness. They use {approx} 202 pb{sup -1} of data collected in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV with the Collider Detector at Fermilab during March 2001 through September 2003. The data are consistent with standard model expectations. Upper limits are set on the experimental cross-section {sigma}({bar p}p {yields} ee* {yields} ee{gamma}) at the 95% confidence level in a contact-interaction model and a gauge-mediated interaction model. Limits are also presented as exclusion regions in the parameter space of the excited electron mass (M{sub e*}) and the compositeness energy scale ({Lambda}). In the contact-interaction model, for which there are no previously published limits, they find M{sub e*} < 906 GeV is excluded for M{sub e*} = {Lambda}. In the gauge-mediated model, the exclusion region in the M{sub e*} versus the phenomenological coupling f/{Lambda} parameter space is extended to M{sub e*} < 430 GeV for f/{Lambda} {approx} 10{sup -2} GeV{sup -1}. In comparison, other experiments have excluded M{sub e*} < 280 GeV for f/{Lambda} {approx} 10{sup -2} GeV{sup -1}.

  14. An Electron Fixed Target Experiment to Search for a New Vector Boson A' Decaying to e+e-

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    Essig, Rouven; Schuster, Philip; /SLAC; Toro, Natalia; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan; /Jefferson Lab

    2010-06-11

    We describe an experiment to search for a new vector boson A' with weak coupling {alpha}' {approx}> 6 x 10{sup -8} {alpha} to electrons ({alpha} = e{sup 2}/4{pi}) in the mass range 65 MeV < m{sub A'} < 550 MeV. New vector bosons with such small couplings arise naturally from a small kinetic mixing of the 'dark photon' A' with the photon - one of the very few ways in which new forces can couple to the Standard Model - and have received considerable attention as an explanation of various dark matter related anomalies. A' bosons are produced by radiation off an electron beam, and could appear as narrow resonances with small production cross-section in the trident e{sup +}e{sup -} spectrum. We summarize the experimental approach described in a proposal submitted to Jefferson Laboratory's PAC35, PR-10-009. This experiment, the A' Experiment (APEX), uses the electron beam of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Laboratory (CEBAF) at energies of {approx} 1-4 GeV incident on 0.5-10% radiation length Tungsten wire mesh targets, and measures the resulting e{sup +}e{sup -} pairs to search for the A' using the High Resolution Spectrometer and the septum magnet in Hall A. With a {approx} 1 month run, APEX will achieve very good sensitivity because the statistics of e{sup +}e{sup -} pairs will be {approx} 10,000 times larger in the explored mass range than any previous search for the A' boson. These statistics and the excellent mass resolution of the spectrometers allow sensitivity to {alpha}'/{alpha} one to three orders of magnitude below current limits, in a region of parameter space of great theoretical and phenomenological interest. Similar experiments could also be performed at other facilities, such as the Mainz Microtron.

  15. Searching for Dark Matter Signatures in the GLAST LAT Electron Flux

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    Moiseev, Alexander; Profumo, Stefano

    2008-01-01

    We explored several viable scenarios of how LAT might observe DM, when the spectral feature is predicted to be observed in the HE electron flux It has been demonstrated elsewhere that LAT will be capable to detect HE electrons flux in energy range from 20 GeV to - 1 TeV with 520% energy resolution and good statistics If there is a DM-caused feature in the HE electron flux (in the range 20 GeV - 1 TeV), LAT will be the best current instrument to observe it!

  16. Avaliação da Geração de Microtrincas do Aço Rápido ABNT M2 no Processo EDM com Adição de SiC - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v30i2.543 Evaluation of the Microcrack Generation of ABNT M2 High Speed Steel in EDM Process With Addition of Silicon Carbide Powder - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v30i2.543

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    José Roberto Pereira Rodrigues

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available É sabido que a Usinagem por Descargas Elétricas (EDM, é um processo térmico onde pode-se ter temperaturas muito elevadas (superiores a 1200 °C na região de usinagem. Conseqüentemente é fácil de entender o fato das peças usinadas por EDM, apresentarem camadas superficiais endurecidas, refundidas e com elevado números de microtrincas superfíciais. A formação de microtrincas está associada com o desenvolvimento de altas tensões térmicas que excedem a tensão máxima de resistência do material. Além disso as microtrincas superficiais penetram em profundidade com extensões que dependem da energia de descarga. O trabalho proposto, tem por objetivo estudar o efeito da adição de pó de SiC em vários fluidos dielétricos, sobre a geração de microtrincas superficiais, no aço rápido ABNT M2, durante a usinagem por descargas elétricas. Os resultados apresentados mostram uma redução da quantidade de microtrincas nas superfícies usinadas, quando se adiciona pó de SiC ao dielétrico, quando comparadas com as usinadas com EDM convencional.It is known that Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM, it is a thermal process where it can be had very high temperatures (higter than 1200° C in the region of machining consequently is easy to understand that during each electric discharge, hight temperatures are generated, causing local fusion or even evaporation of the material machined. In each discharge, a crater is formed in the material and a small crater is formed in the electrode. Of every melted material produced in each discharge, only 15%, or minus, it is removed through the dielectric liquid. The remaining of the melted material solidifies forming a wrinkled surface. The characteristics of the surface obtained, overlap of craters, globules of sullage, “chimneys ", bubbles (formed when the gases arrested are liberated through the material resolidificado, they are revealed through an analysis by scanning electron microscope. O proposed work, has for objective to study the effect of the addition of powder of SiC in several dielectric fluids, on microcrack generation, in workpiece of the high speed steel (ABNT M2, during the electrical discharge machining. The presented results show that the samples machined with the addition of powders of SiC presented significant reduction of the number of microcrack in the surface machined, when compared with the machined with conventional EDM.

  17. Search for pair production of the scalar top quark in the electron-muon final state

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    We report the result of a search for the pair production of the lightest supersymmetric partner of the top quark ($\\tilde{t}_1$) in $p\\bar{p}$ collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb$^{-1}$. The scalar top quarks are assumed to decay into a $b$ quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino ($\\tilde{\

  18. Search for new candidates for the neutrino-oriented mass determination by electron-capture

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    Herfurth, F; Boehm, C; Blaum, K; Lunney, D; Beck, D

    2008-01-01

    This proposal is part of an extended program dedicated to the neutrino-mass determination in the electron-capture sector, which aims at ultra-precise mass measurements by Penning traps in combination with cryogenic micro-calorimetry for atomic de-excitation measurements. Here, precise mass measurements with ISOLTRAP are proposed for the orbital electron-capture nuclides $^{194}$Hg and $^{2o2}$Pb, as well as their daughters, with the goal to determine accurately their Q-values. These values are expected to be the smallest ones among a great variety of known electron-capture precursors. Therefore, these nuclides are strong candidates for an improved electron-neutrino mass determination. We ask for 8 shifts of on-line beam at ISOLDE for mass measurements of $^{194}$Hg, $^{194}$ Au, $^{2o2}$Pb, and $^{2o2}$Tl at ISOLTRAP.

  19. Search of prompt electrons in the NA14 photoproduction experiment at the CERN

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    The purpose of this thesis is to isolate a prompt electron signal from the data of the NA14 photoproduction experiment at CERN. For that aim, a fast data filtering program has been developed. In order to have a good understanding of the electrons behaviour in the electromagnetic calorimeter, electrons from photon conversion were selected. The observation of events with a reconstructed psi and the sharing between the different psi production mechanism leads to a clear excess of the inelastic process relative to a QCD theoretical expectation. The prompt electrons measurement method, when applied to events obtained from a ?- beam, does not give any evidence for a signal. With incident photons, a strong signal is seen which cannot been explained by the Bethe Heitler mechanism and psi production alone. This signal is stronger than the photon-gluon fusion model prediction

  20. Performances of the electromagnetic calorimeter and search for new gauge bosons in the di-electron channel at the LHC

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    The Standard Model of particle physics has known a tremendous rise during the twentieth century. Built up, from the early thirties to the seventies, this theory describing elementary particles and their interactions (electromagnetic, weak, strong) has now been intensively tested by LEP and Tevatron colliders. Besides its success, some problems remain and have lead to new theories attempting to go beyond the standard model. Many of them are predicting the existence of a new gauge boson Z', which is supposed to be observed at the TeV scale. Data recorded by the LHC since autumn 2008 are a new opportunity to check the consistency of the Standard Model and to search for new physics evidence. The work that has been done by the ATLAS collaboration during the last four years has focused on understanding detector's behaviour and analysing the very first collected collisions. This thesis is reflecting these two aspects. Therefore, the first part of this thesis describes the characterisation of a pathology of ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter electronics and of coherent noise bursts that have both been observed since the beginning of ATLAS operation. The policy deployed to preserve data quality is also detailed. The second part is focusing on the search for new Z' gauge boson. In case this particle was to exist, its decay into an electron and a positron would lead to a new massive resonance in the dielectron invariant mass spectrum. Therefore electron reconstruction and identification performances are closely looked at, especially at high transverse momentum. Analysis made on the 4.9 fb-1 of collected data is reported. As no significant excess with respect to Standard Model predictions is observed, the dielectron invariant mass spectrum is interpreted to derive mass limits concerning the existence of new Z' gauge bosons appearing in grand unification theories (E6) and effective sequential standard model (SSM). These limits and those derived by the CMS collaboration are the best ever set on such new bosons. (author)

  1. Electron measurements and search for Higgs bosons in multi-lepton channels with the CMS experiment at LHC

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    This thesis presents three years of work with the CMS experiment, in the context of the first LHC collisions. Electron objects were studied in particular, as major tools for multi-lepton analyses, in particular the H ? ZZ(*) ? 4l analysis. During the first months of collisions, we took part in the validation of data registered by the electromagnetic calorimeter. We also measured the efficiency of the level-1 electron and photon trigger during the whole 2010 year. The plateau efficiency is of 99.6% (resp. 98.5 %) on electrons in the barrel part (resp. in the end cap part) of the calorimeter. In order to optimize the discovery potential, we built a new electron charge measurement algorithm. In CMS, this measurement is affected by the large amount of material present in the inner tracker. The performance of this algorithm was measured on 2010 data, for electrons from Z boson decay passing a standard selection. The probability of charge mis-identification is of 1.06% (0.19% with a specific selection), in agreement with the simulation. The physics analysis that was built during this PhD searches doubly charged Higgs bosons decaying into lepton pairs. For the amount of data registered in 2010, one background event is expected to pass the selection, while the amount of signal events depends on the mass hypothesis and on the model. One event was found on data, in agreement with the background expectation, hence the signal was excluded on larger mass ranges than previous experiments: a mass limit was set between 122 GeV/c2 and 176 GeV/c2, depending on the model. (author)

  2. Personalized Search

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    As the volume of electronically available information grows, relevant items become harder to find. This work presents an approach to personalizing search results in scientific publication databases. This work focuses on re-ranking search results from existing search engines like Solr or ElasticSearch. This work also includes the development of Obelix, a new recommendation system used to re-rank search results. The project was proposed and performed at CERN, using the scientific publications available on the CERN Document Server (CDS). This work experiments with re-ranking using offline and online evaluation of users and documents in CDS. The experiments conclude that the personalized search result outperform both latest first and word similarity in terms of click position in the search result for global search in CDS.

  3. Search for Extremely Metal-poor Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (II): high electron temperature objects

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    Almeida, J Sanchez; Morales-Luis, A B; Munoz-Tunon, C; Garcia-Benito, R; Nuza, S E; Kitaura, F S

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    Extremely metal-poor (XMP) galaxies are defined to have gas-phase metallicity smaller than a tenth of the solar value (12 + log[O/H] < 7.69). They are uncommon, chemically and possibly dynamically primitive, with physical conditions characteristic of earlier phases of the Universe. We search for new XMPs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in a work that complements Paper I. This time high electron temperature objects are selected; since metals are a main coolant of the gas, metal- poor objects contain high-temperature gas. Using the algorithm k-means, we classify 788677 spectra to select 1281 galaxies having particularly intense [OIII]4363 with respect to [OIII]5007, which is a proxy for high electron temperature. The metallicity of these candidates was computed using a hybrid technique consistent with the direct method, rendering 196 XMPs. A less restrictive noise constraint provides a larger set with 332 candidates. Both lists are provided in electronic format. The selected XMP sample have mean stell...

  4. Charm and beauty searches using electron-D{sup 0} azimuthal correlations and microvertexing techniques in STAR experiment at RHIC

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    2011-01-01

    The energy loss of heavy quarks in the hot and dense matter created at RHIC, can be used to probe the properties of the medium. Both charm and beauty quarks contribute to the non-photonic electrons through their semi-leptonic decays. It is essential to determine experimentally the relative contribution of charm and beauty quarks to understand the suppression of heavy flavors at high P{sub T} in central Au+Au collisions. The azimuthal angular correlations of non-photonic electrons with the reconstructed D{sup 0} allow to disentangle the contribution of charm and beauty and to reduce the background below the D{sup 0} invariant mass as well. We discuss the STAR measurement of non-photonic electron and D{sup 0} {yields} K{pi} azimuthal correlations in p+p collisions at 200 GeV. Furthermore, we show results from the application of microvertexing techniques for charm and beauty searches in Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV using the information of the Silicon tracker of STAR.

  5. Search for massive neutrinos in the recoil spectrum of 37Cl following electron capture decay of 37Ar

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    We are developing an experiment to measure the spectrum of recoil velocities of 37CI ions following the electron capture (EC) decay of 37Ar. One of the initial aims of this experiment is to search for massive neutrinos (mv ? 200-250 keV) which might be emitted in the decay, with a mixing probability of 37Ar source was produced via the 36Ar(n,?) reaction at the BNL reactor. The gas was bled into an ultra high vacuum system at MSU and 1-2 monolayers were adsorbed on a Au-coated Si(111) surface cooled to 20 K. The Auger electrons associated with the EC decay of 37Ar were detected in a Channeltron detector. The recoiling 37Cl ions were detected in a microchannel-plate detector. We are currently preparing a fresh 37Ar sample, and plan to measure the time-of-flight spectrum of the recoils by detecting them in delayed coincidence with the Auger electrons

  6. Development of a Francium Electron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment

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    Munger, Charles T., Jr.; Feinberg, B.; Gould, Harvey; Kalnins, Juris; Nishimura, Hiroshi; Jentschura, Ulrich; Behr, John; Pearson, Matt

    2014-09-01

    An experiment to discover or rule out a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron, at a sensitivity well beyond the present experimental limit, is being developed. The experiment will use 211Fr, obtainable online at TRIUMF at rates of 109/s, in a laser-cooled fountain. The experiment is done in free space and free fall, with an electric field, but no applied magnetic field, between optical state preparation and analysis. The relation between an electron EDM and an EDM of a francium atom has recently been recalculated using field theory alone (Blundell, Griffith & Sapirstein, Phys. Rev. D 86, 025023 [2012]), confirming previous atomic physics calculations and removing any ambiguity in the experimental interpretation.

  7. Discover potential in a search for time-reversal invariance violation in nuclei

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    Gudkov, Vladimir, E-mail: gudkov@sc.edu; Song, Young-Ho [University of South Carolina, Department of Physics and Astronomy (United States)

    2013-03-15

    Time reversal invariance violating (TRIV) effects in low energy physics could be very important in searching for new physics, being complementary to neutron and atomic electric dipole moment (EDM) measurements. In this relation, we discuss a sensitivity of some TRIV observables to different models of time-reversal (CP) violation and their dependencies on nuclear structure. As a measure of a sensitivity of TRIV effects to the value of TRIV nucleon coupling constant, we introduce a coefficient of a 'discovery potential', which shows a possible factor for improving the current limits of the EDM experiments by measuring nuclear TRIV effects.

  8. New Concept for a Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Search using a Pulsed Beam

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    Piegsa, F M

    2013-01-01

    A concept to search for a neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) is presented, which employs a pulsed neutron beam instead of the nowadays established use of storable ultracold neutrons (UCN). The technique takes advantage of the high peak flux and the time structure of a next-generation pulsed spallation source like the planned European Spallation Source. It is demonstrated that the sensitivity for a nEDM can be improved by several orders of magnitude compared to the best beam experiments performed in the 1970's and can compete with the sensitivity of UCN experiments.

  9. Electronic Book Usage Patterns as Observed at an Academic Library: Searches and Viewings

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    Alain R. Lamothe

    2010-01-01

    In 2009, e-book usage statistics were evaluated at Laurentian University, Canada, to provide a better understanding in how the e-book collection has been utilized as well as to give direction for further collection development. The number of e-books, the number of viewings and the number of searches were examined. The size of the collection grew from a single book in 2002 to more than 60,000 in 2008. The pattern of purchase varied from that of bulk purchasing of large e-book collections to a ...

  10. Search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS.

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    Adamson, P.; Andreopoulos, C.; Arms, KE; Armstrong, R; Auty, DJ; Backhouse, C.; Barnes, PD; Barrett, WL; Becker, BR; Bernstein, RH; Bhattacharya, D.; Boehnlein, DJ; Bogert, D.; Bower, C.; Cavanaugh, S.

    2009-01-01

    This Letter reports on a search for nu(mu)->nu(e) transitions by the MINOS experiment based on a 3.14x10(20) protons-on-target exposure in the Fermilab NuMI beam. We observe 35 events in the Far Detector with a background of 27 +/- 5(stat)+/- 2(syst) events predicted by the measurements in the Near Detector. If interpreted in terms of nu(mu)->nu(e) oscillations, this 1.5 sigma excess of events is consistent with sin(2)(2 theta(13)) comparable to the CHOOZ limit when |Delta m(2)|=2.43x10(-3) e...

  11. Search for new paradigms in organic materials for photonics and electronics

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    You, Wei

    This dissertation describes detailed synthesis and physical studies of novel organic materials for photorefractive application and molecular electronics. Two organic photorefractive material systems were developed, namely, polymeric materials and monolithic organic materials. For polymeric photorefractive materials, it was found that careful design of energy levels between photosensitizers and transporting moieties leads to optimized PR effect. When an electron-rich photosensitizer is used, the electron deficient charge transporting component enhances photorefractive performance and reduces the response time. By incorporating the efficient non-linear optical chromophore into the fully functionalized polymers, high net optical gain and diffraction efficiency were obtained. A small library of monolithic photorefractive materials with 2-dicyanomethylene-3-cyano-2,5-dihydrofuran as the eletron-withdrawing moieties was prepared and the detailed structure-property correlation was investigated. The PR performance was significantly enhanced by fine-tuning structures of these materials It was found that the photorefractive properties were affected by doping a small amount of electron trapping moiety into two monolithic materials. The trapping molecule plays different roles in the two closely related photorefractive materials. Results from different measurements on photorefractive properties, charge mobility and charge transport activation energy confirmed that the trapping molelcule acts as an effective electron-trapping center in one of the materials but traps both electron and hole in the other material. These results shed light into the PR mechanisms and indicate that the PR performance of organic photorefractive materials can be further improved by the deliberate addition of suitable charge trapping center. A series of switch molecules was synthesized based on the novel design rationale to achieve switching behavior at molecular level. The monolayers were prepared from these molecules, and their electric properties studied by STM and STS. The negative differential resistance (NDR) behavior was observed and the possible mechanism was proposed based on the analysis of relative energy levels induced by conformational change.

  12. LHC collision event at CMS showing four high energy electrons (CMS Higgs search)

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    2011-01-01

    11sec animation of a Higgs->ZZ->4e candidate in CMS. Real CMS proton-proton collision events in which 4 high energy electrons (orange lines and towers) are observed. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes.

  13. A multiferroic material to search for the permanent electric dipole moment of the electron.

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    Rushchanskii, K.Z.; Kamba, Stanislav; Goian, Veronica; Van?k, P?emysl; Savinov, Maxim; Prokleška, J.; Nuzhnyy, Dmitry; Knížek, Karel; Laufek, F.; Eckel, S.; Lamoreaux, S.K.; Sushkov, A.; Ležai?, M.; Spaldin, N.A.

    2010-01-01

    Ro?. 9, ?. 8 (2010), s. 649-654. ISSN 1476-1122 R&D Projects: GA ?R(CZ) GA202/09/0682 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : multiferroics * electric dipole moment of the electron * dielectric and magnetic properties Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 29.897, year: 2010

  14. Search for evidence of two photon contribution in elastic electron proton data

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    ~Tomasi-Gustafsson, E.; Gakh, G. I.

    2004-01-01

    We reanalyze the most recent data on elastic electron proton scattering. We look for a deviation from linearity of the Rosenbluth fit to the differential cross section, which would be the signature of the presence of two photon exchange. The two photon contribution is parametrized by a one parameter formula, based on symmetry arguments. The present data do not show evidence for such deviation.

  15. Relationship of Surface Roughness with Current and Voltage During Wire EDM

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    Ahsan Ali Khan; Munira Bt. Mohd Ali; Norhashimah Bt. Mohd Shaffiar

    2006-01-01

    Wire EDM is in use for a long time for cutting punches and dies, shaped pockets and other machine parts. Surface finish of the machined surface mainly depends on current and voltage used during machining. In the present research experimental investigations have been conducted to establish relationships of job surface finish with current and voltage. Brass wires of diameters 0.3, 0.25, 0.20 and 0.15 mm were used. Work materials tested were mild steel, aluminum, cemented carbide, copper and sta...

  16. New approach to the Muon g-2 and EDM experiment at J-PARC

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    A new measurement of anomalous magnetic moment of the positive muon a? down to the level of 0.01 ppm and the electric dipole moment EDM with the improved sensitivity better than order of magnitude is proposed. Novel techniques utilizing an ultra-cold muon beam accelerated to 300 MeV/c and a 66 cm diameter of super-precisely controlled magnetic storage ring are introduced. An unique beam injection and storage scheme to control the beam trajectory into such a compact storage ring are also discussed.

  17. High-speed micro electrode tool fabrication by a twin-wire EDM system

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    This paper describes a new machining process which combines twin-electro-wire together with two electro discharge circuits to rapidly fabricate micro electrode tools. The results show that transistor electro discharge and RC electro discharge circuits coexist to fabricate micro tools with rough and finish machining both on the same machine. Compared to conventional wire electro discharge grinding (WEDG) technology, a twin-wire EDM system that combines rough and finish machining into one process allows the efficient fabrication of micro tools. This high-speed micro tool fabrication process can be applied not only to micro electrode machining but also to micro punching tool and micro probing tips machining

  18. Mixing of the CP Even and the CP Odd Higgs Bosons and the EDM Constraints

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    Ibrahim, Tarek

    2001-01-01

    The mixing among the CP even and the CP odd neutral Higgs bosons of MSSM by one loop induced effects in the presence of CP phases is investigated using three different mechanisms to satisfy the EDM constraints, i.e., a fine tuning of phases, a heavy sparticle spectrum, and the cancellation mechanism. It is shown that if a mixing effect among the CP even and the CP odd Higgs bosons is observed experimentally, then it is only the cancellation mechanism that can survive under t...

  19. Search for Scalar Leptoquark Pairs Decaying to Electrons and Jets in pp Collisions

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    We have searched for the pair production of first generation scalar leptoquarks in the eejj channel using the full data set (123 pb-1) collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron during 1992 endash 1996. We observe no candidates with an expected background of approximately 0.4 events. Comparing the experimental 95% confidence level upper limit to theoretical calculations of the cross section with the assumption of a 100% branching fraction of eq, we set a lower limit on the mass of a first generation scalar leptoquark of 225 GeV/c2. The results of this analysis rule out the interpretation of the excess of high Q2 events at DESY HERA as leptoquarks which decay exclusively to eq. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  20. Search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS

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    Adamson, P.; /Fermilab; Andreopoulos, C.; /Rutherford; Arms, K.E.; /Minnesota U.; Armstrong, R.; /Indiana U.; Auty, D.J.; /Sussex U.; Ayres, D.S.; /Argonne; Backhouse, C.; /Oxford U.; Barnes, P.D., Jr.; /LLNL, Livermore; Barr, G.; /Oxford U.; Barrett, W.L.; /Western Washington U.; Becker, B.R.; /Minnesota U. /Rutherford

    2009-09-01

    This letter reports on a search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} transitions by the MINOS experiment based on a 3.14 x 10{sup 20} protons-on-target exposure in the Fermilab NuMI beam. We observe 35 events in the Far Detector with a background of 27 {+-} 5(stat.) {+-} 2(syst.) events predicted by the measurements in the Near Detector. If interpreted in terms of {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations, this 1.5 {sigma} excess of events is consistent with sin{sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 13}) comparable to the CHOOZ limit when |{Delta}m{sup 2}| = 2.43 x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} (2{theta}{sub 23}) = 1.0 are assumed.

  1. Development of francium atomic beam for the search of the electron electric dipole moment

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    Sato, Tomoya; Ando, S.; Aoki, T.; Arikawa, H.; Ezure, S.; Harada, K.; Hayamizu, T.; Inoue, T.; Ishikawa, T.; Itoh, M.; Kato, K.; Kato, T.; Kawamura, H.; Nataraj, H. S.; Uchiyama, A.; Aoki, T.; Furukawa, T.; Hatakeyama, A.; Hatanaka, K.; Imai, K.; Murakami, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Wakasa, T.; Yoshida, H. P.; Sakemi, Y.

    2014-03-01

    For the measurement of the electron electric dipole moment using Fr atoms, a Fr ion-atom conversion is one of the most critical process. An ion-atom converter based on the "orthotropic" type of Fr source has been developed. This converter is able to convert a few keV Fr ion beam to a thermal atomic beam using a cycle of the surface ionization and neutralization. In this article, the development of the converter is reported.

  2. Development of francium atomic beam for the search of the electron electric dipole moment

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    Sato Tomoya; Ando S.; Arikawa H.; Ezure S.; Harada K.; Hayamizu T.; Inoue T.; Ishikawa T; Itoh M.; Kato K; Kato T.; Kawamura H.; Nataraj H. S.; Uchiyama A.; Aoki T.

    2014-01-01

    For the measurement of the electron electric dipole moment using Fr atoms, a Fr ion-atom conversion is one of the most critical process. An ion-atom converter based on the “orthotropic” type of Fr source has been developed. This converter is able to convert a few keV Fr ion beam to a thermal atomic beam using a cycle of the surface ionization and neutralization. In this article, the development of the converter is reported.

  3. Search for the optimal size of printed circuit boards for mechanical structures for electronic equipment

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    Yefimenko A. A.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors present a method, an algorithm and a program, designed to determine the optimal size of printed circuit boards (PCB of mechanical structures and different kinds of electronic equipment. The PCB filling factor is taken as an optimization criterion. The method allows one to quickly determine the dependence of the filling factor on the size of the PCB for various components.

  4. Development of francium atomic beam for the search of the electron electric dipole moment

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    Sato Tomoya

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available For the measurement of the electron electric dipole moment using Fr atoms, a Fr ion-atom conversion is one of the most critical process. An ion-atom converter based on the “orthotropic” type of Fr source has been developed. This converter is able to convert a few keV Fr ion beam to a thermal atomic beam using a cycle of the surface ionization and neutralization. In this article, the development of the converter is reported.

  5. The Computational Complexity of Orientation Search Problems in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

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    Mielikäinen, Taneli; Ravantti, Janne; Ukkonen, Esko

    2004-01-01

    In this report we study the problem of determining three-dimensional orientations for noisy projections of randomly oriented identical particles. The problem is of central importance in the tomographic reconstruction of the density map of macromolecular complexes from electron microscope images and it has been studied intensively for more than 30 years. We analyze the computational complexity of the orientation problem and show that while several variants of the problem ar...

  6. Search for gamma-ray induced showers from the lateral distribution of electrons in EAS

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    Dey, R K

    2015-01-01

    Distinguishing $\\gamma$-ray and hadron initiated extensive air showers (EAS) based on lateral distribution of electrons has been studied by detailed Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. The possibility of using the local age parameter (LAP) of EAS for the gamma-hadron separation has been explored. It is found that separating $\\gamma$-ray and hadron induced EAS on the basis of LAP can be useful for surface detector experiments those have no reliable muon measurement facilities.

  7. Integrated Management Systems and Workflow-Based Electronic Document Management: An Empirical Study

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    Pho, Hang Thu; Tambo, Torben

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Many global organizations have aligned their strategy and operation via the ISO-based framework of integrated management system (IMS) that allows them to merge quality, environment, health and safety management systems. In such context, having a robust electronic document management system (EDMS) is essential, especially at global enterprises where a large amount of documents generated by processes flows through different work cultures. However, there is no "one-size-fits-all" design for EDMS because it depends on organizations' needs, size and resource allocation. This article discusses the interrelation between EDMS and IMS in order to suggest a best practice. Design/methodology/approach: This article methodologically based upon a qualitative, interpretivistic, longitudinal empirical study in a wind turbine factory. Findings and Originality/value: IMS improvement and effectiveness has been overlooking EDMS as a key factor in establishing appropriate technological support of the IMS processes. Rightful application of EDMS can further contribute to organizational learning, precision of documentation and cross-organisational collaboration. Research limitations/implications: Theorising on IMS needs a stronger perspective of the technological limitations and potentials of basing IMS on EDMS. Practical implications: IMS are complex systems involving a large number of administrative functions. EDMS provides a formal representation with automation potentials both heightening and securing document trustworthiness. Social implications: IMS has a tendency to stay with professionals, e.g. line managers and QA/QC/QMS professionals. The EDMS line of discussion suggests a broader inclusion. Originality/value: Researching IMS as a technological implementation is giving a better platform of aligning the IMS with other business processes and is bringing IMS closer to the operational activities within the enterprise.

  8. Investigation of the removing process of cathode material in micro-EDM using an atomistic-continuum model

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    Highlights: • An atomistic-continuum computational simulation model for single-discharge micro-EDM process of Cu cathode is constructed. • Cathode material is removed mainly in the form of single atoms or small clusters in micro-EDM. • Electric action leads to the formation of peaks on the surface of crater. • Removing process of cathode material under the hybrid action combining the thermal action and the electric action is studied, and the strength of either action needed for material to remove is much reduced. - Abstract: In micro-electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), the discharge duration is ultra-short, and both the electric action and the thermal action by the discharge channel play important roles in the removing process of cathode material. However, in most researches on the machining mechanism of micro-EDM, only the thermal action is concerned. In this article, a combined atomistic-continuum modeling method in which the two-temperature model and the molecular dynamics simulation model are integrated is used to construct the simulation model for cathode in single-discharge micro-EDM process. With this simulation model, removing processes of Cu cathode material in micro-EDM under pure thermal action, pure electric action and the combination of them are investigated in a simulative way. By analyzing evolutions of temperature, stress and micro-structure of material as well as the dynamical behaviors of material in the removing process, mechanisms of the cathode material removal and crater formation are revealed. In addition, the removing process of cathode material under the combination of pure thermal action and pure electric action is compared with those under the two pure actions respectively to analyze the interactive effect between the thermal action and the electric action

  9. Investigation of the removing process of cathode material in micro-EDM using an atomistic-continuum model

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    Guo, Jianwen; Zhang, Guojun; Huang, Yu; Ming, Wuyi; Liu, Min; Huang, Hao, E-mail: huanghaohust1990@gmail.com

    2014-10-01

    Highlights: • An atomistic-continuum computational simulation model for single-discharge micro-EDM process of Cu cathode is constructed. • Cathode material is removed mainly in the form of single atoms or small clusters in micro-EDM. • Electric action leads to the formation of peaks on the surface of crater. • Removing process of cathode material under the hybrid action combining the thermal action and the electric action is studied, and the strength of either action needed for material to remove is much reduced. - Abstract: In micro-electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), the discharge duration is ultra-short, and both the electric action and the thermal action by the discharge channel play important roles in the removing process of cathode material. However, in most researches on the machining mechanism of micro-EDM, only the thermal action is concerned. In this article, a combined atomistic-continuum modeling method in which the two-temperature model and the molecular dynamics simulation model are integrated is used to construct the simulation model for cathode in single-discharge micro-EDM process. With this simulation model, removing processes of Cu cathode material in micro-EDM under pure thermal action, pure electric action and the combination of them are investigated in a simulative way. By analyzing evolutions of temperature, stress and micro-structure of material as well as the dynamical behaviors of material in the removing process, mechanisms of the cathode material removal and crater formation are revealed. In addition, the removing process of cathode material under the combination of pure thermal action and pure electric action is compared with those under the two pure actions respectively to analyze the interactive effect between the thermal action and the electric action.

  10. Search for heavy excited electrons in e+e- collisions at ?S = 6.5 GeV

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    The electron-positron colliding beam facility at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was used to perform several tests of Quantum Electrodynamics at a center-of-mass energy at 6.5 GeV. Using an Na(Tl) particle detector covering 94% of the total solid angle, data were collected for the processes: e+- ? e+e-, e+e-#betta#, #betta##betta# and #betta##betta##betta#. Based on an analysis of the data, limits on the breakdown parameters for photon propagated processes were found to be: #betta#/sub +/ greater than or equal to 36.4 GeV and #betta#/sub -/ greater than or equal to 58.8 GeV. Additionally, two separate methods were used to search for a heavy excited electron, e*. No evidence for an e* in the mass range 0.56 less than or equal to m* less than or equal to 3.12 GeV/c2 was found and limits were placed on the e*'s lifetime and its reduced electromagnetic coupling constant

  11. Local spin torque induced by electron electric dipole moment in the YbF molecule

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    Fukuda, Masahiro; Senami, Masato; Ogiso, Yoji; Tachibana, Akitomo [Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8540 (Japan)

    2014-10-06

    In this study, we show the modification of the equation of motion of the electronic spin, which is derived by the quantum electron spin vorticity principle, by the effect of the electron electric dipole moment (EDM). To investigate the new contribution to spin torque by EDM, using first principle calculations, we visualize distributions of the local spin angular momentum density and local spin torque density of the YbF molecule on which the static electric field and magnetic field are applied at t = 0.

  12. Electron selection and search for the Higgs boson decaying into tau leptons pairs with the CMS detector at the LHC

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    This thesis fits into the first operating years of the Large Hadron Collider. This monumental machine was built to explore the infinitesimal structure of matter at the multi-TeV scale. The LHC aimed primarily at searching for the Higgs boson, the discovery of which would confirm the electroweak symmetry breaking model. This mechanism, which provides W and Z bosons with a mass, describes the transition from a unified electroweak interaction to a weak interaction (short range) and an electromagnetic interaction (infinite range). The LHC's proton collisions, operated at a 50 ns period, are analysed by 4 large detectors, including the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). This small period allows to observe very rare phenomena, such as the Higgs boson production and decay, but it requires a fast online selection of the interesting collisions: the trigger system. The computing resources available for the data's storage and analysis set a limit to the trigger rate. Therefore the bandwidth, which is split into several physics signals, must be optimised. Firstly, I studied the electron trigger: electrons are a clear signature in the intense hadronic environment within the LHC and allow a high measurement accuracy, as well as a search for rare signals. Besides, they are part of the final states investigated by a large number of analyses (Higgs, electroweak, etc). From the first collisions in 2010, anomalous signals in the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) were a source of uncontrolled trigger rate increase. Indeed, their production rate increased along with the collisions' energy and intensity: they were likely to saturate the bandwidth as early as 2011, crippling drastically the CMS physics performances. I optimised the anomalous signal rejection algorithm, while conserving an excellent electron triggering efficiency, as regards the data collected in 2011. Moreover, the increasing intensity of the LHC collisions causes a loss of transparency in the ECAL crystals. The setting-up of weekly corrections to the ECAL trigger calibration helped make up for the inefficiency caused by this loss of transparency. Secondly, I contributed to the search for the Higgs boson decaying to 2 tau leptons. So far, this analysis proved to be the only possible method to check the coupling of the Higgs boson to leptons. The tau lepton decays either into lighter leptons (electron or muon), or into hadrons: hence the study of six final states. I focused on the semileptonic final states, in which the expected signal is the most statistically significant. The trigger algorithms dedicated to this analysis select a lepton and a hadronic tau, with high transverse momenta. However, this selection removes half of the signal, which motivated the elaboration of new algorithms selecting low momenta leptons, including a cut on the missing transverse energy. This cut helps controlling the trigger rate and selects events containing neutrinos, which are a distinguishing feature of the tau lepton decay. The invariant mass distributions for all background and signal processes allow to quantify the compatibility between the acquired data and the presence of a signal. The combination of all final states leads to the observation of an excess of events over a large mass range. Its statistical significance is 3,2 standard deviations at 125 GeV; the boson mass measured in this channel is 122 ± 7 GeV. This measurement is the first evidence for a coupling between the Higgs boson and the tau lepton. (author)

  13. Nuclear electron microscopy in discrete symmetries violations searching in nuclei, atoms and continuums

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    By experimental data of conversation nuclear parameters defined from anomalous quadrupole internal conversion analysis for M1-transitions within rotation band statistical toroidal moments values for 169Tm, 173Yb, 175Lu, 177Hf, 193W nuclei were gotten. Increase of toroidal statistical moment values a 105-106 times is confirmed. Experimentally defined parity of no-conservation parameters show that for Z-odd nuclei depending on nuclear spin effects of parity conservation are determining by toroidal moment and for N-odd nuclei a portion of orbital electrons weak interaction reasoned by neutral currents is playing a considerable role

  14. Assessment of the effects of atmospheric neutrons on onboard electronic equipment and search for hardening solutions

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    This work deals with the impact of atmospheric neutrons on complex electronic components such as built-in memories or processors. The first part describes the radiation environment, the neutron-matter interaction and the consequences on electronic devices, and presents the commonly used experimental simulations and the testing methods. The potential of laser beam for testing is highlighted. The second chapter presents the development of a testing platform for various types of memories (MRAM and SDRAM). The equipment and the dedicated software are described. A testing platform for processor is also presented. The third chapter is dedicated to the presentation of a 4 Mbit bulk-type SRAM memory and of its testing involving a laser beam equipment. Several results show the presence of error clusters that may endangered the memory as a whole. These error clusters are due to the architecture of the internal addressing scheme of the memory. The simulation of these error clusters must be improved in order to define an optimized strategy of hardening

  15. Status report on the nEDM project at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland

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    A non-zero neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) would violate time reversal and parity symmetry. Its detection would be a major discovery, but already improving the present upper limit of 2.9.10-26 e.cm will further constrain theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, such as supersymmetry. The goal of the nEDM collaboration is to improve the current sensitivity by almost two orders of magnitude. This shall be achieved in two phases: Firstly by using an upgraded version of the former ILL-RAL-Sussex apparatus (oILL) at the new powerful ultracold neutron source at PSI. This source is expected to deliver neutron densities increased by a factor ?100 compared to the former location at ILL. Secondly a new spectrometer is being designed and developed in order to improve statistical sensitivity and enhance control over systematic effects. After moving the oILL spectrometer to Paul Scherrer Institut in 2009, numerous test measurements have been performed. The apparatus has been characterized in great detail and many new features have been installed. It is now ready for first measurements with ultracold neutrons. This talk presents the current achievements with focus on the alterations and improvements that have been implemented.

  16. Fabrication of high-density micro holes by upward batch micro EDM

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    A large number of micro holes are needed for biomedical parts, ink-jet nozzles and micro droplet spraying parts. In this study, an inexpensive machining approach for producing a batch of micro holes is proposed. A set of previously introduced w-EDM mechanisms is employed to horizontally cut the batch micro electrodes precisely. Through the process arrangement, the micro electrodes and workpiece are not unloaded, repositioned and re-corrected until all the tasks are completed. The micro workpiece is clamped onto the specially designed jig and moved above the micro electrodes to perform machining of the mass micro holes by upward batch micro EDM. The entire procedure is carried out on a developed multifunctional tabletop CNC machine tool. An array of 400 through holes of the identical sizes is successfully fabricated on a stainless-steel plate with a thickness of 30 µm by using the modified peck-drilling method. Experimental results confirmed that the proposed approach could accelerate the removal of debris, reduce the occurrence of abnormal discharges and decrease the machining time

  17. Metallurgical alterations in the surface of steel cavities machined by EDM

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    Rodrigo Panosso, Zeilmann; Thiago, Vacaro; Fernando Moreira, Zanotto; Mariana, Czarnobay.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a process characterized by high thermal demands, which tend to cause metallurgical changes in the surface of the workpiece [1-2]. This work aims to conduct a discussion of metallurgical changes in the surface of cavities obtained by the process of EDM in t [...] he machining of steel. Several variables were employed, such as cavity depth, electrode geometry and technological parameters of the process. Thus, the goal was to identify the different metallurgical changes that can occur in the machined surfaces. The evaluation of these changes was made from metallographic analysis, measurements of microhardness and of the depth of the layer affected by process. The results of this work identified several metallurgical changes such as formation of white layer, hardness variation and change of microstructure. The occurrence of microcracks also was observed, especially in severe conditions. The greatest variations in results were caused by the change of technological parameters. However, the variation in cavity depth and the change of the electrode geometry also showed influence on the results.

  18. Real time power consumption monitoring for energy efficiency analysis in micro EDM milling

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    Tristo, Gianluca; Bissacco, Giuliano

    2015-01-01

    Sustainability has become a major concern in many countries and is leading to strict regulations regarding the impact of products and services during their manufacturing, use, and disposal. Power consumption monitoring in manufacturing companies can lead to a reduction of machine tools energy wastes and consequently to lower expenses. To this end, a complete transparency of energy usage among the entire manufacturing facilities is required. Despite the small volume of material processed, micro manufacturing processes are energy intensive and the optimization of energy usage becomes critical for manufacturing sustainability. Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is considered an attractive solution for the manufacturing of microcomponents. In this paper, a low cost and modular data acquisition system, based on open-hardware and open-source software, for online energy consumption monitoring, is presented. The system described is applied for energy efficiency analysis of the micro EDM milling process by using a state of the art commercial machine tool. A number of sensors is connected to the data acquisition system to measure the energy consumption of the main sub-systems of the machine tool, data is recorded through a microcontroller, and sent to the main computer via Wi-Fi for data storage and analysis. Results show that the process efficiency depends on machine parameters but it is always far below 0.01 %. Solutions are suggested to improve the energy efficiency of the machine tool considered in this work.

  19. Optimization of EDM Characteristics of WC/5ni Composites Using Response Surface Methodology

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    V. Chandrasekaran

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Electric discharge machining (EDM has achieved remarkable success in the manufacture of conductive ceramic materials for the modern metal industry. The mathematical models are proposed for the modeling and analysis of the effects of machining parameters on the performance characteristics in the EDM process of WC/5Ni, Which is produced through powder metallurgy route. Response surface methodology (RSMis used to explain the influences of four machining parameters ; tool rotational speed(S, discharge current(C, pulse-on time(T and flushing pressure(P on the performance characteristics of the material removal rate (MRR, and surface roughness (Ra. The experiment plan adopts the central composite design (CCD. The separable influence of individual machining parameters and the interaction between these parameters are also investigated by using analysis of variance (ANOVA. This study highlights that the proposed mathematical models have proven to fit and predict values of performance characteristics close to those readings recorded experimentally with a 95% confidence interval. Results shows that are the two significant factors affecting material removal rate (MRR are discharge current and flushing pressure. The discharge current, flushing pressure and electrode rotation have statistical significance on the surface roughness (Ra.

  20. Investigating effects of process variables on MRR in EDM by using Taguchi parameter design approach

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    Amit Joshi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The correct selection of manufacturing conditions is one of the most important aspects to take into consideration in the majority of manufacturing processes and, particularly, in processes related to Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM. It is a capable of machining geometrically complex or hard material components, that are precise and difficult-to-machine such as heat treated tool steels, composites, super alloys, ceramics, carbides, heat resistant steels etc. being widely used in die and mold making industries, aerospace, aeronautics and nuclear industries. OHNS-EN-31 is a high car bon alloy steel which achieves high degree of hardness with compressive strength and abrasive resistance. OHNS-EN-31 steel, which is popularly used in automotive type applications, like axle, bearings, spindle and molding dies etc. In this paper we have tried to investigate effect of machining parameter such as discharge current, pulse on time, and pulse of time on MRR in EDM while machining OHNS-EN-31 STEEL using Cu tool . A well-designed experimental scheme was used to reduce the total number of experiments. Parts of the experiment were conducted with the L18 orthogonal array based on the Taguchi method. The results of analysis of variance (ANOVA indicate that the proposed mathematical model can be adequately describe the performance within the limit of factors being studied. The optimal set of process parameters has also been predicted to maximize the MRR.

  1. Search for excited and exotic electrons in the egamma decay channel in pp collisions at sqrt[s] = 1.96 TeV.

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    Acosta, D.; Artikov, A.; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Bedeschi, F.; Belforte, S.; Ben-Haim, E.; Benjamin, D.; Bishai, M.; Blumenfeld, B.; Bortoletto, D.; Bussey, P.; Chiarelli, G.; Chlebana, F; Chu, ML; Cuevas, J.

    2005-01-01

    We present a search for excited and exotic electrons (e(*)) decaying to an electron and a photon, both with high transverse momentum. We use 202 pb(-1) of data collected in pp collisions at sqrt[s] = 1.96 TeV with the Collider Detector at Fermilab II detector. No signal above standard model expectation is seen for associated ee(*) production. We discuss the e(*) sensitivity in the parameter space of the excited electron mass M(e(*)) and the compositeness energy scale Lambda. In the contact in...

  2. A combined muon-neutrino and electron-neutrino oscillation search at MiniBooNE

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    Monroe, Jocelyn R.; /Columbia U.

    2006-07-01

    MiniBooNE seeks to corroborate or refute the unconfirmed oscillation result from the LSND experiment. If correct, the result implies that a new kind of massive neutrino, with no weak interactions, participates in neutrino oscillations. MiniBooNE searches for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 8 GeV beam line, which produces a {nu}{sub {mu}} beam with an average energy of {approx} 0.8 GeV and an intrinsic {nu}{sub e} content of 0.4%. The neutrino detector is a 6.1 m radius sphere filled with CH{sub 2}, viewed by 1540 photo-multiplier tubes, and located 541 m downstream from the source. This work focuses on the estimation of systematic errors associated with the neutrino flux and neutrino interaction cross section predictions, and in particular, on constraining these uncertainties using in-situ MiniBooNE {nu}{sub {mu}} charged current quasielastic (CCQE) scattering data. A data set with {approx} 100,000 events is identified, with 91% CCQE purity. This data set is used to measure several parameters of the CCQE cross section: the axial mass, the Fermi momentum, the binding energy, and the functional dependence of the axial form factor on four-momentum transfer squared. Constraints on the {nu}{sub {mu}} and {nu}{sub e} fluxes are derived using the {nu}{sub {mu}} CCQE data set. A Monte Carlo study of a combined {nu}{sub {mu}} disappearance and {nu}{sub e} appearance oscillation fit is presented, which improves the {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillation sensitivity of MiniBooNE with respect to a {nu}{sub e} appearance-only fit by 1.2-1.5{sigma}, depending on the value of {Delta}m{sup 2}.

  3. RINGS: a new search/match database for polycrystalline electron diffraction

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    Denley, David; Hart, Haskell

    2003-03-01

    RINGS is a relational database built from NIST Crystal Data for the identification of polycrystalline solids by selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and elemental analysis using Microsoft® Access 97(subsequently converted to Access 2000). Experimental d-spacings are matched against values calculated from reduced unit cells, thereby fully and rigorously incorporating the effects of double diffraction. A total of 79,136 inorganic phases are included with original Crystal Data reference codes, allowing access to all information in NIST Crystal Data. Specific examples illustrate the advantages over previous approaches to the problem. This database will be most useful to researchers in mineralogy, metallurgy, materials science, forensics, and analytical chemisty who seek to identify well-characterized phases with known unit cells.

  4. Search for projectile charge dependence of kinetic electron emission from clean polycrystalline gold

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    Total yields for ion-induced electron emission from atomically clean polycrystalline gold have been measured accurately (total errors ?±5%) for normal incidence of Cq+(q?5)-, Nq+(q?6)-, Oq+(q?7)- and Neq+(q?9) ions with impact velocities from below 105 m/s (exclusive potential emission/PE regime) up to 106 m/s (5 keV/amu). Contribution from kinetic emission (KE) to these total yields was studied by taking into account the respective PE yields and precise determination of the KE impact velocity threshold for corresponding singly charged ions. For given ion species Z1 and impact velocity we have investigated whether KE yields depend on the ion charge state q. From q=1 toward 3 a slight decrease with q has been found, but there are no significant differences in KE yields at higher q values. Results are discussed in view of the q-dependence for relevant KE mechanisms

  5. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (6th, Memphis, TN., USA, July 6-9, 2013)

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    D'Mello, S. K., Ed.; Calvo, R. A., Ed.; Olney, A., Ed.

    2013-01-01

    Since its inception in 2008, the Educational Data Mining (EDM) conference series has featured some of the most innovative and fascinating basic and applied research centered on data mining, education, and learning technologies. This tradition of exemplary interdisciplinary research has been kept alive in 2013 as evident through an imaginative,…

  6. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (4th, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, July 6-8, 2011)

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    Pechenizkiy, Mykola; Calders, Toon; Conati, Cristina; Ventura, Sebastian; Romero, Cristobal; Stamper, John

    2011-01-01

    The 4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2011) brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large datasets to answer educational research questions. The conference, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2011, follows the three previous editions…

  7. Investigation of the removing process of cathode material in micro-EDM using an atomistic-continuum model

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    Guo, Jianwen; Zhang, Guojun; Huang, Yu; Ming, Wuyi; Liu, Min; Huang, Hao

    2014-10-01

    In micro-electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), the discharge duration is ultra-short, and both the electric action and the thermal action by the discharge channel play important roles in the removing process of cathode material. However, in most researches on the machining mechanism of micro-EDM, only the thermal action is concerned. In this article, a combined atomistic-continuum modeling method in which the two-temperature model and the molecular dynamics simulation model are integrated is used to construct the simulation model for cathode in single-discharge micro-EDM process. With this simulation model, removing processes of Cu cathode material in micro-EDM under pure thermal action, pure electric action and the combination of them are investigated in a simulative way. By analyzing evolutions of temperature, stress and micro-structure of material as well as the dynamical behaviors of material in the removing process, mechanisms of the cathode material removal and crater formation are revealed. In addition, the removing process of cathode material under the combination of pure thermal action and pure electric action is compared with those under the two pure actions respectively to analyze the interactive effect between the thermal action and the electric action.

  8. An estimate of the uncertainty due to counting statistics in a novel type of neutron EDM experiment

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    D Thompson

    1992-01-01

    A novel type of EDM experiment using ultracold neutrons produced in a superthermal source, coupled with the dressed neutron technique has been proposed. Here an estimate is made of the uncertainty in the electric dipole moment of neutron that would arise from neutron counting statistics an experiment.

  9. Search for heavy bottomlike quarks decaying to an electron or muon and jets in pp collisions at ?s = 1.96??TeV.

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    Apollinari, G.; Appel, JA; Arisawa, T.; Ashmanskas, W; Barria, P; Bauce, M.; Bedeschi, F.; Beretvas, A; Binkley, M.; Bocci, A.; Bortoletto, D.; Bromberg, C.; Brucken, E.; Budd, HS; Busetto, G.

    2011-01-01

    We report the most sensitive direct search for pair production of fourth-generation bottomlike chiral quarks (b') each decaying promptly to tW. We search for an excess of events with an electron or muon, at least five jets (one identified as due to a b or c quark), and an imbalance of transverse momentum by using data from pp collisions collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab with an integrated luminosity of 4.8??fb(-1). We observe events consistent with background expectation, calculate...

  10. Searches for massive neutrino emission in {sup 14}C beta and {sup 55}Fe electron-capture decays

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    Wietfeldt, F.E. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics]|[Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

    1994-05-01

    In 1985 Simpson reported evidence for the emission of a 17 keV mass neutrino in a small fraction of tritium beta decays. An experimental controversy ensued in which a number of both positive and negative results were reported. The beta spectrum of {sup 14}C was collected in a unique {sup 14}C-doped planar germanium detector and a distortion was observed that initially confirmed Simpson`s result. Further tests linked this distortion to a splitting of the collected charge between the central detector and the surrounding guard ring in a fraction of the events. A second {sup 14}C measurement showed no evidence for emission of a 17 keV mass neutrino. In a related experiment, a high statistics electron-capture internal-bremsstrahlung photon spectrum of {sup 55}Fe was collected with a coaxial germanium detector. A local search for departures from a smooth shape near the endpoint was performed, using a second-derivative technique. An upper limit of 0.65% (95% C.L.) for the mixing Of a neutrino in the mass range 5--25 keV was established. The upper limit on the mixing of a 17 keV mass neutrino was 0.14% (95% C.L.).

  11. Grid-based algorithm to search critical points, in the electron density, accelerated by graphics processing units.

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    Hernández-Esparza, Raymundo; Mejía-Chica, Sol-Milena; Zapata-Escobar, Andy D; Guevara-García, Alfredo; Martínez-Melchor, Apolinar; Hernández-Pérez, Julio-M; Vargas, Rubicelia; Garza, Jorge

    2014-12-01

    Using a grid-based method to search the critical points in electron density, we show how to accelerate such a method with graphics processing units (GPUs). When the GPU implementation is contrasted with that used on central processing units (CPUs), we found a large difference between the time elapsed by both implementations: the smallest time is observed when GPUs are used. We tested two GPUs, one related with video games and other used for high-performance computing (HPC). By the side of the CPUs, two processors were tested, one used in common personal computers and other used for HPC, both of last generation. Although our parallel algorithm scales quite well on CPUs, the same implementation on GPUs runs around 10× faster than 16 CPUs, with any of the tested GPUs and CPUs. We have found what one GPU dedicated for video games can be used without any problem for our application, delivering a remarkable performance, in fact; this GPU competes against one HPC GPU, in particular when single-precision is used. PMID:25345784

  12. Influence of high frequency pulse on electrode wear in micro-EDM

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    Xiao-peng Li

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available An electromagnetic coupling mathematical model is established by finite element method and is verified by the contrastive experiments of copper matrix Ni–TiN cylindrical coating electrode, copper electrode and Cu50W electrode. The wear mechanism of Ni–TiN/Cu composite electrode in the case of high-frequency pulse current is studied, and the influence of the fluctuation frequency of discharge current on electrode wear in micro-EDM is found out. Compared with the electrode made from homogeneous material, the high frequency electromagnetic properties of Ni–TiN composite layer can be used effectively to inhibit the effect of high frequency pulse on the electrode and improve the distribution trend of current density.

  13. Research of Zlin Z42 engine´s operation by EDM-800 monitoring system

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    Maria MRAZOVA

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is based on the analysis of the M137 engine performance by the EDM- 800 monitoring system that is also mounted on Zlin Z42 aircraft in operation of Air Training and Education Centre of the University of Zilina. This research consists of measurements based on the comparison and analysis of the engine parameters where its performance was simulated under various temperature conditions. Measured parameters are monitored during these flight regimes – take off, climb, cruise and approach. Briefly, these measurements are able to detect the existing problems during the engine operation and consequently they will be helpful to prevent potential engine malfunctions in the future operations.

  14. SQUID magnetometry for the cryoEDM experiment-Tests at LSBB

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    Henry, S; Kraus, H; Malek, M; Mikhailik, V B [University of Oxford, Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Waysand, G [Laboratoire Souterrain a Bas Bruit de Rustrel-Pays d' Apt (LSBB), Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, La Grande Combe, 84400 Rustrel (France)], E-mail: s.henry1@physics.ox.ac.uk

    2008-11-15

    High precision magnetometry is an essential requirement of the cryoEDM experiment at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble. We have developed a SQUID system for this purpose, however tests done in Oxford have been limited by the noisy electromagnetic environment inside our laboratory, therefore we have tested a smaller version of our prototype system in the very low noise environment at LSBB, Rustrel, France. We have studied the crosstalk between an array of parallel pick-up loops-where the field generated by a current in one loop is detected by the others. We monitored the magnetic field in the LSBB for over twelve hours; and after correcting these data for SQUID resets, and crosstalk, we compare it to the published values from nearby geomagnetic observatories. We have also measured the noise spectrum of our system and studied the effect that heating one of the pick-up loops into its conducting state has on the other, parallel loops.

  15. BEHAVIOUR OF COPPER AND ALUMINIUM ELECTRODES ON EDM OF EN-8 ALLOY STEEL

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    DHANANJAY PRADHAN

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Electrical discharge machining (EDM has been recognized as an efficient production method for precision machining of electrically conducting hardened materials. Copper and aluminium are used as electrode materials in this process with Kerosene oil as the dielectric medium. In this work, the behavior of copper and aluminium electrodes on electric discharge machining of EN-8 alloy steel had been studied. Keeping all other machining parameters same, the hardened work material was machined with the two electrodes at different values of peak current, pulse-on time & duty factor according to 23 full factorial design. It has been found that copper shows better results than aluminium in term of surface finish (?m in same dielectric media. Therefore, copper is recommended as a good electrode material.

  16. Active compensation of the magnetic field surrounding a new nEDM apparatus

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    Full text: A non-zero neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) violates time and parity reversal symmetry. Its detection would be a major discovery, but also improving the current upper limit of 2.9.10-26 e.cm constrains theories beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics, such as super-symmetry. An apparatus has been set up at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in order to improve the current sensitivity by one and a half orders of magnitude. This shall be achieved by increasing statistics with PSI's new powerful ultracold neutron source, and by an improved control on systematics. Of particular interest are changes of magnetic field inside the experimental volume. These are partly introduced from the environment and are actively compensated for by a surrounding field compensation (SFC) coil system. The currents in these coils are dynamically controlled by feedback algorithms. In this talk the performance of the SFC will be presented. (author)

  17. CryoEDM: a cryogenic experiment to measure the neutron Electric Dipole Moment

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    We have constructed an instrument, CryoEDM, to measure the neutron electric dipole moment to a precision of 10-28 e cm at the Institut Laue-Langevin. The main characteristic is that it is operating entirely in a cryogenic environment, at temperatures of 0.7 K within superfluid helium. Ultracold neutrons are produced in a superthermal source and stored within the superfluid in a storage cell which is held in a magnetic and electric field. NMR measurements are carried out to look for any shifts in the neutron Larmor precession frequency associated with the electric field and the neutrons are detected in-situ in the superfluid. Low temperature SQUID magnetometry is used to monitor the magnetic field. We report on the current status of the project that is now being commissioned and give an outlook on the future exploitation of the instrument.

  18. Interior Vector Magnetic Field Monitoring for the SNS Neutron EDM Experiment

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    Nouri, Nima; Plaster, Brad

    2014-09-01

    A concept has been developed which provides for a real-time determination of the spatial dependence of the vector components of the magnetic field (and, hence, the ?Bi / ?xj field gradients) within the interior fiducial volume of the SNS neutron EDM experiment solely from exterior measurements at fixed discrete locations. This technique will be especially important during the operation of the experiment, when direct measurements of the field gradients present within the fiducial volume will not be physically possible. Our method, which is based on the solution to the Laplace Equation, is completely general and does not require the field to possess any type of symmetry. We describe the concept and our systematic approach for optimizing the locations of these exterior measurements. We also present results from prototyping studies of a field monitoring system deployed within a half-scale prototype of the experiment's magnetic field environment. A concept has been developed which provides for a real-time determination of the spatial dependence of the vector components of the magnetic field (and, hence, the ?Bi / ?xj field gradients) within the interior fiducial volume of the SNS neutron EDM experiment solely from exterior measurements at fixed discrete locations. This technique will be especially important during the operation of the experiment, when direct measurements of the field gradients present within the fiducial volume will not be physically possible. Our method, which is based on the solution to the Laplace Equation, is completely general and does not require the field to possess any type of symmetry. We describe the concept and our systematic approach for optimizing the locations of these exterior measurements. We also present results from prototyping studies of a field monitoring system deployed within a half-scale prototype of the experiment's magnetic field environment. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics under Award No. DE-FG02-08ER41557.

  19. Multi criteria decision making of machining parameters for Die Sinking EDM Process

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    G. K. Bose

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM is one of the most basic non-conventional machining processes for production of complex geometries and process of hard materials, which are difficult to machine by conventional process. It is capable of machining geometrically complex or hard material components, that are precise and difficult-to-machine such as heat-treated tool steels, composites, super alloys, ceramics, carbides, heat resistant steels etc. The present study is focusing on the die sinking electric discharge machining (EDM of AISI H 13, W.-Nr. 1.2344 Grade: Ovar Supreme for finding out the effect of machining parameters such as discharge current (GI, pulse on time (POT, pulse off time (POF and spark gap (SG on performance response like Material removal rate (MRR, Surface Roughness (Ra & Overcut (OC using Square-shaped Cu tool with Lateral flushing. A well-designed experimental scheme is used to reduce the total number of experiments. Parts of the experiment are conducted with the L9 orthogonal array based on the Taguchi methodology and significant process parameters are identified using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA. It is found that MRR is affected by gap current & Ra is affected by pulse on time. Moreover, the signal-to-noise ratios associated with the observed values in the experiments are determined by which factor is most affected by the responses of MRR, Ra and OC. These experimental data are further investigated using Grey Relational Analysis to optimize multiple performances in which different levels combination of the factors are ranked based on grey relational grade. The analysis reveals that substantial improvement in machining performance takes place following this technique.

  20. A mathematical model to choose effective cutting parameters in electroerosion, EDM

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    A. Medfai

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available urpose: Machining by electroerosion is a process of removal of material by fusion, vaporization and erosion, reserved essentially for conductor and semiconductor materials. It can be used to machine metals and alloys, the tempered steels, different type of ceramic alloys, other metallic carbides and even for harder materials such as polycrystalline diamond etc. The aim of this paper is to develop a mathematical model for the effect of cutting parameters on the machining by electro discharge machining used widely in industrial applications.Design/methodology/approach: It is about a study and detail analyzes effect of the cutting conditions in machining by electroerosion of steel 42CD4-42CrMo4 on the surface quality of the parts. The statistical method of the analysis of variance “ANOVA” makes it possible to release the considerable effects of the parameters of cut on the criteria of performance of machining by electroerosion, EDM.Findings: The result of the study shows that the nature of the electrode used and the different grades of the materials machined by Electro Discharge Machining, EDM, influence considerably the volume of the removal of material and the surface quality of the produced parts. However, more the resistivity of the electrode increases, more relative wear of the electrode will be important and more the volume of removal of material decreases.Research limitations/implications: This study needs more experimental results for evaluation of the cutting parameters in detail and introduce in the model developed here.Practical implications: This model developed based on the experimental study gives very simple choice of cutting parameters depending on the materials.Originality/value: A very simple model has been develop here after a comprehensive study and this model contains an experimental design, and application ANOVA analysis as a function of experimental results and allows to obtain a smooth surface and high quality machined pieces and can decrease at cost price of the pieces in the manufacturing engineering.

  1. Electronic search strategies to identify reports of cluster randomized trials in MEDLINE: low precision will improve with adherence to reporting standards

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    Grimshaw Jeremy M

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cluster randomized trials (CRTs present unique methodological and ethical challenges. Researchers conducting systematic reviews of CRTs (e.g., addressing methodological or ethical issues require efficient electronic search strategies (filters or hedges to identify trials in electronic databases such as MEDLINE. According to the CONSORT statement extension to CRTs, the clustered design should be clearly identified in titles or abstracts; however, variability in terminology may make electronic identification challenging. Our objectives were to (a evaluate sensitivity ("recall" and precision of a well-known electronic search strategy ("randomized controlled trial" as publication type with respect to identifying CRTs, (b evaluate the feasibility of new search strategies targeted specifically at CRTs, and (c determine whether CRTs are appropriately identified in titles or abstracts of reports and whether there has been improvement over time. Methods We manually examined a wide range of health journals to identify a gold standard set of CRTs. Search strategies were evaluated against the gold standard set, as well as an independent set of CRTs included in previous systematic reviews. Results The existing strategy (randomized controlled trial.pt is sensitive (93.8% for identifying CRTs, but has relatively low precision (9%, number needed to read 11; the number needed to read can be halved to 5 (precision 18.4% by combining with cluster design-related terms using the Boolean operator AND; combining with the Boolean operator OR maximizes sensitivity (99.4% but would require 28.6 citations read to identify one CRT. Only about 50% of CRTs are clearly identified as cluster randomized in titles or abstracts; approximately 25% can be identified based on the reported units of randomization but are not amenable to electronic searching; the remaining 25% cannot be identified except through manual inspection of the full-text article. The proportion of trials clearly identified has increased from 28% between the years 2000-2003, to 60% between 2004-2007 (absolute increase 32%, 95% CI 17 to 47%. Conclusions CRTs should include the phrase "cluster randomized trial" in titles or abstracts; this will facilitate more accurate indexing of the publication type by reviewers at the National Library of Medicine, and efficient textword retrieval of the subset employing cluster randomization.

  2. Search for excited electrons in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Abazov, V.M.; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, B.; /Oklahoma U.; Abolins, M.; /Michigan State U.; Acharya, B.S.; /Tata Inst.; Adams, M.; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, T.; /Florida State U.; Aguilo, E.; /Simon Fraser U.; Ahn, S.H.; /Korea U., KODEL; Ahsan, M.; /Kansas State U.; Alexeev, G.D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, G.; /St. Petersburg, INP /Michigan U.

    2008-01-01

    We present the results of a search for the production of an excited state of the electron, e*, in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The data were collected with the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of approximately 1 fb{sup -1}. We search for e* in the process p{bar p} {yields} e*e, with the e* subsequently decaying to an electron plus photon. No excess above the standard model background is observed. Interpreting our data in the context of a model that describes e* production by four-fermion contact interactions and e* decay via electroweak processes, we set 95% C.L. upper limits on the production cross section ranging from 8:9 fb to 27 fb, depending on the mass of the excited electron. Choosing the scale for contact interactions to be {Lambda} = 1 TeV, excited electron masses below 756 GeV are excluded at the 95% C.L.

  3. Study of micro-electro discharge machining (micro-EDM) with on-machine measurement-assisted techniques

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    In this study on-machine measurement-assisted techniques are utilized in combination with micro-EDM to successfully machine intricate micro-parts. Two measurement approaches, automatic optical inspection (AOI) and critical contact measurement (CCM), are used on a previously built machine tool. AOI acquires the image from the contour of the machined workpiece and further processes the image to determine the finish allowance. CCM measures on-line the consumption of the microelectrode to create an accurate compensation rate. These two non-contact measurement techniques facilitate on-machine error detection and re-machining during micro-EDM. Significant work efficiency and preservation of machining accuracy are gained by having the workpiece and tool remain in place throughout machining procedures. A micro-probe with a diameter of 30 µm and a micro 3D engraving mold on a small tungsten steel ball are perfectly fabricated and verified, respectively

  4. Comparison of the Larmor precession frequencies of 199Hg and ultracold neutrons in the nEDM experiment at PSI

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    Full text: The neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) measures the Larmor precession frequencies of ultracold neutrons (UCN) in parallel and antiparallel magnetic and electric fields. Nuclear spin polarized 199Hg atoms are utilized as cohabiting magnetometer and monitor changes of the magnetic field within the same volume as the UCN. Due to the different velocities of the two species and the effect of gravity, the magnetic field of the precession volume is sampled differently by UCN (?4 m/s) and 199Hg ((?170 m/s), respectively. Thus, in presence of vertical magnetic field gradients, the two species will systematically measure different fields. I will present measurements of the ratio of the two precession frequencies as function of vertical gradients performed with the nEDM apparatus in 2012. This quantity is an important tool to investigate systematic effects and also physical properties of the involved species. (author)

  5. Performance of Silver Coated Copper Tool with Kerosene-servotherm Dielectric in EDM of Monel 400TM

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    Joel Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Technologies to improve the material removal rate and reduce the tool removal rate, achieve the good surface finish and dimensional accuracy are very demanding in electrical discharge machining (EDM. The work focused on comparing performance of optimum silver coated copper tool electrode with conventionally used copper tool electrode using optimum proportionate kerosene-servotherm and commercial grade EDM oil in electrical discharge machining of Monel 400TM. The optimum thickness of silver coating over the copper tool electrode and optimum proportionate Kerosene-Servotherm dielectric were developed experimentally. The copper tool electrode with silver coating of five microns reported slightly more material removal rate, very low tool wear rate, better dimensional accuracy and good surface finish than copper tool electrode with Kerosene-Servotherm (75:25 dielectric.

  6. Optimization by Grey Relational Analysis of EDM Parameters in Machining Al-15% SiC MMC Using Multihole Electrode

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    K. Balamurugan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study the optimization of the Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM process with multiple performance characteristics based on orthogonal array with the Grey relational analysis was studied. The Grey relational analysis theory was used to resolve the complicated interrelationships among the multiple performance characteristics. In the present study, attempt was made to find the optimal machining conditions under which a blind-hole can be drilled using a multihole electrode. The Taguchi method was used to determine the relations between machining parameters and process characteristics. In this study, the machining parameters, namely electrode polarity, discharge current, pulse on time, pulse off time and dielectric pressure were optimized with considerations of multiple performance characteristics including machining time, electrode wear and surface roughness. Experimental results showed that machining performance in the EDM process can be improved effectively through this approach.

  7. CATSI EDM: a new sensor for the real-time passive stand-off detection and identification of chemicals

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    Thériault, Jean-Marc; Lacasse, Paul; Lavoie, Hugo; Bouffard, François; Montembeault, Yan; Farley, Vincent; Belhumeur, Louis; Lagueux, Philippe

    2010-04-01

    DRDC Valcartier recently completed the development of the CATSI EDM (Compact Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer Engineering Development Model) for the Canadian Forces (CF). It is a militarized sensor designed to meet the needs of the CF in the development of area surveillance capabilities for the detection and identification of chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and toxic industrial chemicals (TIC). CATSI EDM is a passive infrared double-beam Fourier spectrometer system designed for real-time stand-off detection and identification of chemical vapours at distances up to 5 km. It is based on the successful passive differential detection technology. This technique known as optical subtraction, results in a target gas spectrum which is almost free of background, thus making possible detection of weak infrared emission in strong background emission. This paper summarizes the system requirements, achievements, hardware and software characteristics and test results.

  8. Search for a Narrow Resonance Produced in 13 TeV pp Collisions Decaying to Electron Pair or Muon Pair Final States

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    2015-01-01

    A search for a new narrow resonance decaying to an electron pair or a muon pair is performed using 13 TeV pp collision data collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The electron event sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.6 fb$^{-1}$ while the muon event sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.8 fb$^{-1}$. No evidence for such a resonance is observed and limits are set at the 95$\\%$ confidence level on a new massive narrow spin 1 boson decaying into electron or muon pairs. These limits exclude a sequential standard model Z$^\\prime_\\mathrm{SSM}$ resonance with a mass lighter than 3.15 TeV and superstring-inspired Z$^\\prime_{\\psi}$ with a mass lighter than $2.60~\\mathrm{TeV}$.

  9. Optimization by Grey Relational Analysis of EDM Parameters in Machining Al-15% SiC MMC Using Multihole Electrode

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    Balamurugan, K.; Murugesan, S.

    2012-01-01

    In this study the optimization of the Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) process with multiple performance characteristics based on orthogonal array with the Grey relational analysis was studied. The Grey relational analysis theory was used to resolve the complicated interrelationships among the multiple performance characteristics. In the present study, attempt was made to find the optimal machining conditions under which a blind-hole can be drilled using a multihole electrode. The T...

  10. High aspect ratio micro tool manufacturing for polymer replication using mu EDM of silicon, selective etching and electroforming

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    Tosello, Guido; Bissacco, Giuliano; Tang, Peter Torben; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard; Nielsen, P.C.

    2008-01-01

    Mass fabrication of polymer micro components with high aspect ratio micro-structures requires high performance micro tools allowing the use of low cost replication processes such as micro injection moulding. In this regard an innovative process chain, based on a combination of micro electrical discharge machining (mu EDM) of a silicon substrate, electroforming and selective etching was used for the manufacturing of a micro tool. The micro tool was employed for polymer replication by means of the...

  11. High aspect ratio micro tool manufacturing for polymer replication using mu EDM of silicon, selective etching and electroforming

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    Tosello, Guido; Bissacco, Giuliano

    2008-01-01

    Mass fabrication of polymer micro components with high aspect ratio micro-structures requires high performance micro tools allowing the use of low cost replication processes such as micro injection moulding. In this regard an innovative process chain, based on a combination of micro electrical discharge machining (mu EDM) of a silicon substrate, electroforming and selective etching was used for the manufacturing of a micro tool. The micro tool was employed for polymer replication by means of the injection moulding process.

  12. Predictive Modelling & Analysis of AISI 1045 Tool Steel in Die Sinking E.D.M. using Neural Network Approach

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    Samaddar Prasenjeet 1 , B. B. Patel 2 , K. B. Rathod

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM is a non conventional machining process, where electrically conductive materials are machined by using a precisely controlled spark that occurs between an electrode and a work piece in the presence of a dielectric fluid. It has been a demanding research area to model and optimize the EDM process in the present scenario. In this work a neural network model is presented for predictions of material removal rate (MRR & tool wear rate (TWR in die sinking electrical discharge machining (EDM process for American Iron and Steel Institute 1045 tool steel with copper electrode.Experimentation has been carried out on EDM of AISI 1045 tool Steel. The experimental results have been used to train ANN using Back-Propagation Algorithm which gives the optimum value of the performance parameters like Material Removal Rate (MRR and Tool Wear Rate (TWR based on the influence of various electrode materials and processing parameters such as Gap Voltage, Peak Current, Pulse on time and Pulse off time. According to the correlation coefficients diagram it was concluded that the ANN tool gives us the best possible predictions for the data we have trained.Also we are getting ANN MRR results very much closer to our experimental MRR values.This shows the values that are very much possible to correlate amongst one another apart from taking experiments and finally the values of experimental TWR and predicted TWR are nearly correlating with one another.This shows that the ANN can be trained enough to give us close results by predicting the values.

  13. Further aspects on J-evaluation demonstrated with EDM notched round bars and double-edged plates between 300 and 7 K

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    Based on recent experiences with respect to JETT (J lowbar -E lowbar valuation on T lowbar ensile T lowbar est) several materials were measured to investigate the potential of this novel technique with the aim to determine the fracture toughness of materials. The investigated materials covered a wide field of toughness levels ranging from ?2 MPa?m to ?300 MPa?m. These materials were as follows; OFHC annealed copper, CuNiSi, sintered NdFeB, FeCo, 9Ni steel, Al 6061-T6, wrought 316LN, and modified Type 316LN cast steels. The tests comprised measurements of EDM notched round bars as well as double edged flat tensile specimens between 300 K and 7 K. Wherever possible the tests were cross checked with ASTM standard compact tension or single edged notched specimens using the standard procedures. Main attention was paid to seek a solution towards a realistic integration path focusing the materials fracture point, comprising tests with high ductility and medium toughness materials represented by copper and copper alloys. Scanning electron microscopic investigations at the notch tip of loaded and subsequently unloaded specimens at the maximum load position could reveal the crack initiation at the notch tip immediately after the start of necking. A concept was driven for reliable evaluation and estimation of the materials critical J and the related fracture toughness

  14. RSM model to evaluate material removal rate in EDM of Ti-5Al-2.5Sn using graphite electrode

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    The usage of electrical discharge machining (EDM) is increasing gradually owing to its capability to cut precisely, geometrically complex material regardless hardness. Many process parameters greatly affect the EDM performance and complicated mechanism of the process result the lag of established theory. Hence, it becomes important to select the proper parameter set for different machining stages in order to promote efficiency. In view of these barriers, it is attempted to establish a model which can accurately predict the material removal rate (MRR) of titanium alloy by correlating the process parameter. Effect of the parameters on MRR is investigated as well. Experiment is conducted utilizing the graphite electrode maintaining negative polarity. Analysis and modelling is carried out based on design of experiment as well as response surface methodology. The agreeable accuracy is obtained and thus the model can become a precise tool setting the EDM process cost effective and efficient. Moreover, high ampere, short pulse-off time and low servo-voltage combined with about 250 ?s pulse-on time generate the highest MRR.

  15. Fabrication of a micro-spherical tool in EDM combined with Ni-diamond co-deposition

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    This paper demonstrates a novel fabrication process using electro-discharge-machining (EDM) combined with co-deposited Ni-diamond composites to build a unique micro-spherical diamond tool. A micro tool is made by a hybrid process including wire electro-discharge grinding, EDM spherical forming, electrochemical machining and co-deposition. Tungsten carbide material is used as the tool substrate. The influence of EDM spherical forming and co-deposition parameters on the tool geometry is presented. The experimental result shows a unique micro-spherical diamond tool can be successfully built with suitable spherical forming parameters that are a peak current of 3 A, pulse duration of 40 µs and spindle rotational speed of 0 rpm in the air, and in Ni-diamond co-deposition are a current density of 7 A dm?2, diamond particle size of 3 µm, diamond particle concentration of 10 g l?1 and rotational speed of 15 rpm. When using this method, the micro tool has a better geometric shape, uniform particle distribution and suitable particle adhesion quantity. The tool is tested to machine a mold provided with a micro-spherical cavity in a high nickel alloy

  16. Optimization of Electrical and Non Electrical Factors in EDM for Machining Die Steel Using Copper Electrode by Adopting Taguchi Technique

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    Ajeet Bergaley

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available EDM machining is used for very hard and complex cutting of conducting materials with higher surface finish and close dimensions. EDM process parameters are affected by both electrical and non electrical parameters. In these paper cutting of hard material high carbon high chromium (HCHcr D3 steel is done on electro discharge machine with copper as cutting tool electrode. This paper presents a work on the performance parameter optimization for material removal rate (MRR and electrode wear rate (EWR. There are electrical and non electrical factors which influences MRR and EWR such as voltage ,current pulse on time , pulse off time , dielectric fluid material , flushing pressure, tool rotation etc. In theses paper both the electrical factors and non electrical factors has been focused which governs MRR, EWR and there optimization. Paper is based on Design of experiment and optimization of EDM process parameters .The technique used is Taguchi technique which is a statistical decision making tool helps in minimizing the number of experiments and the error associated with it. The research showed that the peak current has significant effect on material removal rate.

  17. Optimization of Abrasive Powder Mixed EDM of Aluminum Matrix Composites with Multiple Responses Using Gray Relational Analysis

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    Singh, S.; Yeh, M. F.

    2012-04-01

    Abrasive powder-mixed electrical discharge machining (APM-EDM), a hybrid manufacturing process involving the use of a dielectric fluid mixed with abrasive powder, combines the benefits of mechanical and thermal interactions. The aim of this article is to use a new approach of performance evaluation, gray relational analysis (GRA), to evaluate the effectiveness of optimizing multiple performance characteristics of APM-EDM of 6061Al/Al2O3p/20p aluminum matrix composites (AMCs). The considered process parameter includes the seven control factors namely pulse current (A), pulse ON time (?s), duty cycle (%), gap voltage (V), time interval of tool lift (s), abrasive powder concentration (g/L), abrasive particle size (?m), and a noise factor, aspect ratio (shape of tool electrode). The combination of L18 (21 × 37) orthogonal array design of experiment with GRA enables to determine the optimal parameters for multiple responses. GRA is used to obtain a single performance index, gray relational grade through gray relational coefficient to optimize the APM-EDM process with lower tool wear rate, surface roughness, and higher material removal rate. In addition, analysis of variance (ANOVA) for the GRC is also utilized.

  18. Electronic Resources for Searching Health Scientific Information: Database Publication Type / Recursos Electrónicos para la Búsqueda de Información Científica en Salud: Tipos de Bases de Datos de Publicaciones

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    Carlos, Manterola; Tamara, Otzen; Lilian, Calo.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de la gran cantidad de información disponible en Internet, la obtención de información científica válida y evidente puede no ser una tarea sencilla. El objetivo fue identificar las diferentes bases de datos, motores de búsqueda y bibliotecas disponibles para recuperar la información científi [...] ca publicada en ciencias de la salud. Estudio de publicación de base de datos. Se realizó una búsqueda en los metabuscadores Altavista, Google, Yahoo, Ixquick y Copérnico, y en la base de datos "Documents in Information Science" (DoIS). La estrategia de búsqueda utilizó los términos "sistemas de gestión de base de datos", "informática médica", "motor de búsqueda" y "toma de decisiones". Se creó un documento de síntesis de la información recogida. Las direcciones halladas se agruparon en: bases de datos, motores de búsqueda y bibliotecas. A partir de la búsqueda realizada se encontraron 46 fuentes electrónicas: 25 bases de datos, 8 motores de búsqueda y 13 bibliotecas. Existe una gran variedad de recursos para la búsqueda de información científica en salud. Conocer la diversidad de opciones disponibles en el acceso a la información ayuda al usuario para llevar adelante su investigación y para poder realizar la toma de decisiones relacionada con la salud. Abstract in english Despite the large amount of information available on the Internet, getting valid scientific information and evidence may not be a simple task. The aim of this study was to identify the different databases, search engines and libraries available to retrieve published scientific information in health [...] sciences Database publication type. A search on Altavista, Google and Yahoo, Ixquick and Copérnico metasearch engines and in the database "Documents in Information Science" (DoIS) was performed. The search strategy used the terms "database management systems", "medical informatics", "search engine" and "decision making". A summary document of the information collected was created. Addresses found were grouped into: databases, search engines and libraries. The search performed returned 46 electronic resources: 25 databases, 8 search engines and 13 libraries. There is a variety of resources for searching health scientific information. Knowing the diversity of available options aids the user in access to information to generate research and health-related decision-making.

  19. Pengaruh Arc On dan Arc Off Time Terhadap Kekasaran Permukaan dan Laju Pembuangan Geram Hasil Pemesinan Sinking EDM

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    Suhardjono Suhardjono

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Sinking type electro discharge machine (EDM is the nwst popular non conventional machining method in the current decade based on modern CNC controlled. Although the EDM process has been used for decades, it is still widely misunderstood by many in manufacturing. The EDM is used when the work piece material is too hard, or the shape or location of the detail cannot easily be conventionally machined e.g. high precision mold and die with high surface quality. The performance of this process can be indicated by productivity and quality of product to be machined. An experiment to study the effect of machining parameter on productivity and surface quality has been done by varying the most important parameter arc on and arc off time. For this experiment a Charme Pulse CD-50M type sinking EDM machine is used to perform the machining process of tool steel SKD 11 material (55- 65 HRC with an copper electrode and esso lector 40 of dielectric fluid that having a density of 6.8 gr / cm3 and 1320C burning temperature for jet side flushing. The constant parameters are current 8 Ampere, voltage 40 volt and depth of machining 0.5 mm. The experimental data is analyzed by statistically program and the result are empirical formulas of the average roughness Ra = 0.624. A0.4. B-0.01 and the metal removal rate MRR = 0.2. A0.25.B0.53%2C where A is arc on time and B is arc off time. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM sinking merupakan salah satu proses permesinan non konvensional yang berbasis komputer sebagai pengendali utamanya. Dimana EDM shinking digunakan untuk membuat rongga cetakan yang memiliki kontur yang kompleks dan kepresisian yang tinggi. Salah satu produk yang sering dikerjakaan oleh mesin EDM adalah dies dan mould yang memiliki kekerasan yang tinggi. Peranan dies dan mould pada proses manufaktur seperti deep drawing, forging, pengecoran dan lain-lain sangatlah berpengaruh terutama pada kualitas ketepatan dimensi, kepresisian dan kekasaran permukaan dies. Untuk meningkatkan produktivitas dan kualitas hasil produk sesuai dengan yang diharapkan maka pengetahuan paramater selama proses permesinan EDM haruslah baik. Suatu eksperimen yang bertujuan untuk mempelajari pengaruh arc on time dan arc off time terhadap kekasaran permukaan produk dilakukan untuk mengetahui karakteristik mesin EDM sinking. Eksperimen akan dilakukan pada mesin EDM sinking jenis Charme Pulse CD-50M dan benda kerja plat baja SKD 11 dengan kekerasan 55 s/d 61 HRC yang sering digunakan sebagai bahan dies, elektrode yang digunakan tembaga dan fluida dielectric adalah esso lector 40 dengan density 6,8 gr/cm3 pada temperature burning 132oC. Dalam pengujian ini analisa statistiknya untuk variable bebas adalah arc on time, arc of time. Adapun varible terikat (repon adalah kekasaran permukaan dan MRR (metal removal rate. Parameter pengujian yang konstan adalah arus listrik 8 ampere, voltase 40 volt, kedalaman pemotongan 0.5 mm, metode jet/side flushing dan untuk parameter pengujian yang tidak konstan adalah pulse on time, pulse of time dan waktu eksekusi tiap titik. Data yang diperoleh dianalisa statistik dengan software Minitab untuk mendapatkan persamaan empiris hubungan antara arc time dan arc off time terhadap kekasaran permukaan. Hasil dari pengujian ini didapatkan bahwa untuk off time konstan dan on time yang semakin naik didapatkan nilai kekasaran permukaan semakin besar dan nilai MRR semakin naik, untuk untuk on time yang konstan serta off time yang semakin naik didapatkan nilai kekasaran permukaan yang relatif konstan dan harga MRR semakin turun. Adapaun persamaan empiris yang didapatkan pada software minitab adalah: - Kekasaran Permukaan (Ra = 0.624.A0.4.B-0.01 - Metal Removal Rate (MRR = 0.2. A0.25.B-0.53 dimana A (arc on time, B (arc off time Kata kunci : Arc on time, arc off time, kekasaran permukaan, metal removal rate (MRR, EDM Sinking.

  20. A Fast Inspection of Tool Electrode and Drilling Depth in EDM Drilling by Detection Line Algorithm

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    Kuo-Yi Huang

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to develop a novel measurement method using a machine vision system. Besides using image processing techniques, the proposed system employs a detection line algorithm that detects the tool electrode length and drilling depth of a workpiece accurately and effectively. Different boundaries of areas on the tool electrode are defined: a baseline between base and normal areas, a ND-line between normal and drilling areas (accumulating carbon area, and a DD-line between drilling area and dielectric fluid droplet on the electrode tip. Accordingly, image processing techniques are employed to extract a tool electrode image, and the centroid, eigenvector, and principle axis of the tool electrode are determined. The developed detection line algorithm (DLA is then used to detect the baseline, ND-line, and DD-line along the direction of the principle axis. Finally, the tool electrode length and drilling depth of the workpiece are estimated via detected baseline, ND-line, and DD-line. Experimental results show good accuracy and efficiency in estimation of the tool electrode length and drilling depth under different conditions. Hence, this research may provide a reference for industrial application in EDM drilling measurement.

  1. Recent improvements of the Hg cohabiting magnetometer for the nEDM experiment at PSI

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    The Standard Model (SM) of Particle Physics predicts a static electric dipole moment for the neutron (nEDM), breaking time reversal and parity symmetry. This prediction is several orders of magnitude below the current best experimental limit dn -26ecm (90% CL). An experiment at the new ultra-cold neutron (UCN) source at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland, aims at a factor five improved sensitivity. Ultimately, the collaboration pursues the goal to improve the sensitivity by another order of magnitude. The experiment employs Ramsey's method of separated oscillatory fields to detect a Larmor frequency shift for the UCN in a parallel and an anti-parallel configuration of a magnetic and an electric field. The transmission modulation of a circularly polarized light beam is used to detect the spin precession of a spin polarized ensemble of 199Hg atoms in the same volume as the UCN and thus to measure the applied magnetic field (?1?T). Currently we reach a precision of 50 fT over 100 s. I present recently achieved improvements of this co-magnetometer and ideas how to further improve this magnetometer by using a laser as light source.

  2. Optimization of control parameters for SR in EDM injection flushing type on stainless steel 304 workpiece

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    The operating control parameters of injection flushing type of electrical discharge machining process on stainless steel 304 workpiece with copper tools are being optimized according to its individual machining characteristic i.e. surface roughness (SR). Higher SR during EDM machining process results for poor surface integrity of the workpiece. Hence, the quality characteristic for SR is set to lower-the-better to achieve the optimum surface integrity. Taguchi method has been used for the construction, layout and analysis of the experiment for each of the machining characteristic for the SR. The use of Taguchi method in the experiment saves a lot of time and cost of machining the experiment samples. Therefore, an L18 Orthogonal array which was the fundamental component in the statistical design of experiments has been used to plan the experiments and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is used to determine the optimum machining parameters for this machining characteristic. The control parameters selected for this optimization experiments are polarity, pulse on duration, discharge current, discharge voltage, machining depth, machining diameter and dielectric liquid pressure. The result had shown that the lower the machining diameter, the lower will be the SR.

  3. The behavior of graphite and copper electrodes on the finish die-sinking electrical discharge machining (EDM) of AISI P20 tool steel

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    Fred L., Amorim; Walter L., Weingaertner.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The machining parameter settings installed at CNC EDM machines are developed under optimum process conditions. Standard workpiece and electrode materials are used traditionally by machine manufacturers to establish the EDM parameter settings. However, this is not the usual situation of the tooling i [...] ndustry, where many different grades of workpiece and tool electrode materials are used. Consequently, the customers are required to develop their own process parameters, which normally demand many experimental tests. According to the aforementioned argument an experimental investigation on the EDM of AISI P20 tool steel under finish machining has been carried out. The tests were performed with graphite and copper as tool electrodes. Important EDM electrical parameters that influence the process performance were investigated. The measured technological outputs were the material removal rate Vw, volumetric relative wear J and workpiece surface finish Ra . The main conclusions can be summarized as follows: the best results for material removal rate Vw were reached when EDM with negative graphite electrodes. Graphite and copper tools presented similar results of Vw for positive polarity. For graphite and copper tools the lowest values of volumetric relative wear were achieved for positive polarity. The best surface roughness Ra was obtained for copper electrodes under negative polarity.

  4. Search for excited electrons and muons in ?s = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector.

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    Aad, G.; Abajyan, T.; Abbott, B.; Böhm, Jan; Chudoba, Ji?í; Jakoubek, Tomáš; Kepka, Old?ich; Kup?o, Alexander; K?s, Vlastimil; Lokají?ek, Miloš; Lysák, Roman; Mar?išovský, Michal; Mikeštíková, Marcela; Myška, Miroslav; N?me?ek, Stanislav; R?ži?ka, Pavel; Schovancová, Jaroslava; Šícho, Petr; Staroba, Pavel; Svatoš, Michal; Taševský, Marek; Tic, Tomáš; Vrba, Václav

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    Ro?. 15, Apr (2013), s. 1-32. ISSN 1367-2630 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13009 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : e* * search for * scattering * lepton * composite * ATLAS * muon * excited state * contact interaction * channel cross section * branching ratio Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders Impact factor: 3.673, year: 2013

  5. Experimental constraints on the coupling of the Higgs boson to electrons

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    Altmannshofer, Wolfgang; Brod, Joachim; Schmaltz, Martin

    2015-05-01

    In the standard model (SM), the coupling of the Higgs boson to electrons is real and very small, proportional to the electron mass. New physics could significantly modify both real and imaginary parts of this coupling. We discuss experiments which are sensitive to the Higgs-electron coupling and derive the current bounds on new physics contributing to this coupling. The strongest constraint follows from the ACME bound on the electron electric dipole moment (EDM). We calculate the full analytic two-loop result for the electron EDM and show that it bounds the imaginary part of the Higgs-electron coupling to be less than 1.7×10-2 times the SM electron Yukawa coupling. Deviations of the real part are much less constrained. We discuss bounds from Higgs decays, resonant Higgs production at electron colliders, Higgs mediated B ? e + e - decays, and the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron. Currently, the strongest constraint comes from h ? e + e - at the LHC, bounding the coupling to be less than ˜ 600 times the SM Yukawa coupling. Important improvements can be expected from future EDM measurements as well as from resonant Higgs production at a next-generation high-luminosity electron-positron collider.

  6. Search for excited electrons and muons in $\\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

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    Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdel Khalek, Samah; Abdinov, Ovsat; Aben, Rosemarie; Abi, Babak; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Ossama; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Abulaiti, Yiming; Acharya, Bobby Samir; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adams, David; Addy, Tetteh; Adelman, Jahred; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, Tim; Aefsky, Scott; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; Aguilar-Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Agustoni, Marco; Ahlen, Steven; Ahmad, Ashfaq; Ahmadov, Faig; Ahsan, Mahsana; Aielli, Giulio; Åkesson, Torsten Paul Ake; Akimoto, Ginga; Akimov, Andrei; Alam, Muhammad Aftab; Albert, Justin; Albrand, Solveig; Alconada Verzini, Maria Josefina; Aleksa, Martin; Aleksandrov, Igor; Alessandria, Franco; Alexa, Calin; Alexander, Gideon; Alexandre, Gauthier; Alexopoulos, Theodoros; Alhroob, Muhammad; Aliev, Malik; Alimonti, Gianluca; Alio, Lion; Alison, John; Allbrooke, Benedict; Allison, Lee John; Allport, Phillip; Allwood-Spiers, Sarah; Almond, John; Aloisio, Alberto; Alon, Raz; Alonso, Alejandro; Alonso, Francisco; Altheimer, Andrew David; Alvarez Gonzalez, Barbara; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Amako, Katsuya; Amaral Coutinho, Yara; Amelung, Christoph; Ammosov, Vladimir; Amor Dos Santos, Susana Patricia; Amorim, Antonio; Amoroso, Simone; Amram, Nir; Anastopoulos, Christos; Ancu, Lucian Stefan; Andari, Nansi; Andeen, Timothy; Anders, Christoph Falk; Anders, Gabriel; Anderson, Kelby; Andreazza, Attilio; Andrei, George Victor; Anduaga, Xabier; Angelidakis, Stylianos; Anger, Philipp; Angerami, Aaron; Anghinolfi, Francis; Anisenkov, Alexey; Anjos, Nuno; Annovi, Alberto; Antonaki, Ariadni; Antonelli, Mario; Antonov, Alexey; Antos, Jaroslav; Anulli, Fabio; Aoki, Masato; Aperio Bella, Ludovica; Apolle, Rudi; Arabidze, Giorgi; Aracena, Ignacio; Arai, Yasuo; Arce, Ayana; Arfaoui, Samir; Arguin, Jean-Francois; Argyropoulos, Spyridon; Arik, Engin; Arik, Metin; Armbruster, Aaron James; Arnaez, Olivier; Arnal, Vanessa; Arslan, Ozan; Artamonov, Andrei; Artoni, Giacomo; Asai, Shoji; Asbah, Nedaa; Ask, Stefan; Åsman, Barbro; Asquith, Lily; Assamagan, Ketevi; Astalos, Robert; Astbury, Alan; Atkinson, Markus; Atlay, Naim Bora; Auerbach, Benjamin; Auge, Etienne; Augsten, Kamil; Aurousseau, Mathieu; Avolio, Giuseppe; Axen, David; Azuelos, Georges; Azuma, Yuya; Baak, Max; Bacci, Cesare; Bach, Andre; Bachacou, Henri; Bachas, Konstantinos; Backes, Moritz; Backhaus, Malte; Backus Mayes, John; Badescu, Elisabeta; Bagiacchi, Paolo; Bagnaia, Paolo; Bai, Yu; Bailey, David; Bain, Travis; Baines, John; Baker, Oliver Keith; Baker, Sarah; Balek, Petr; Balli, Fabrice; Banas, Elzbieta; Banerjee, Swagato; Banfi, Danilo; Bangert, Andrea Michelle; Bansal, Vikas; Bansil, Hardeep Singh; Barak, Liron; Baranov, Sergei; Barber, Tom; Barberio, Elisabetta Luigia; Barberis, Dario; Barbero, Marlon; Bardin, Dmitri; Barillari, Teresa; Barisonzi, Marcello; Barklow, Timothy; Barlow, Nick; Barnett, Bruce; Barnett, Michael; Baroncelli, Antonio; Barone, Gaetano; Barr, Alan; Barreiro, Fernando; Barreiro Guimarães da Costa, João; Bartoldus, Rainer; Barton, Adam Edward; Bartsch, Valeria; Bassalat, Ahmed; Basye, Austin; Bates, Richard; Batkova, Lucia; Batley, Richard; Battistin, Michele; Bauer, Florian; Bawa, Harinder Singh; Beale, Steven; Beau, Tristan; Beauchemin, Pierre-Hugues; Beccherle, Roberto; Bechtle, Philip; Beck, Hans Peter; Becker, Anne Kathrin; Becker, Sebastian; Beckingham, Matthew; Beddall, Andrew; Beddall, Ayda; Bedikian, Sourpouhi; Bednyakov, Vadim; Bee, Christopher; Beemster, Lars; Beermann, Thomas; Begel, Michael; Belanger-Champagne, Camille; Bell, Paul; Bell, William; Bella, Gideon; Bellagamba, Lorenzo; Bellerive, Alain; Bellomo, Massimiliano; Belloni, Alberto; Beloborodova, Olga; Belotskiy, Konstantin; Beltramello, Olga; Benary, Odette; Benchekroun, Driss; Bendtz, Katarina; Benekos, Nektarios; Benhammou, Yan; Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora; Benitez Garcia, Jorge-Armando; Benjamin, Douglas; Bensinger, James; Benslama, Kamal; Bentvelsen, Stan; Berge, David; Bergeaas Kuutmann, Elin; Berger, Nicolas; Berghaus, Frank; Berglund, Elina; Beringer, Jürg; Bernard, Clare; Bernat, Pauline; Bernhard, Ralf; Bernius, Catrin; Bernlochner, Florian Urs; Berry, Tracey; Berta, Peter; Bertella, Claudia; Bertolucci, Federico; Besana, Maria Ilaria; Besjes, Geert-Jan; Bessidskaia, Olga; Besson, Nathalie; Bethke, Siegfried; Bhimji, Wahid; Bianchi, Riccardo-Maria; Bianchini, Louis; Bianco, Michele; Biebel, Otmar; Bieniek, Stephen Paul; Bierwagen, Katharina; Biesiada, Jed; Biglietti, Michela; Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier; Bilokon, Halina; Bindi, Marcello; Binet, Sebastien; Bingul, Ahmet; Bini, Cesare

    2013-01-01

    The ATLAS detector at the LHC is used to search for excited electrons and excited muons in the channel $pp -> ll^* -> ll\\gamma$, assuming that excited leptons are produced via contact interactions. The analysis is based on 13 fb$^{-1}$ of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. No evidence for excited leptons is found, and a limit is set at the 95% credibility level on the cross section times branching ratio as a function of the excited-lepton mass $m_l^*$. For $m_l^*$ > 0.8 TeV, the respective upper limits on $\\sigma^*B(l^* -> l\\gamma)$ are 0.75 fb and 0.90 fb for the $e^*$ and $\\mu^*$ searches. Limits on $\\sigma^*B$ are converted into lower bounds on the compositeness scale Lambda. In the special case where $\\Lambda = m_l^*$, excited-electron and excited-muon masses below 2.2 TeV are excluded.

  7. Search for neutral leptons

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    Perl, M.L.

    1984-12-01

    At present we know of three kinds of neutral leptons: the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino, and the tau neutrino. This paper reviews the search for additional neutral leptons. The method and significance of a search depends upon the model used for the neutral lepton being sought. Some models for the properties and decay modes of proposed neutral leptons are described. Past and present searches are reviewed. The limits obtained by some completed searches are given, and the methods of searches in progress are described. Future searches are discussed. 41 references.

  8. Development of pseudo effective dose measurement system (EDMS) and experimental validation of two-dosimeter system

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    Cho, Sung Koo

    2011-02-15

    Two dosimeters, positioned on the chest and back, could provide sufficient information for reasonable estimation of effective dose (E) for most exposure situations, excluding the possibility of significant underestimation of effective dose. Use of these two dosimeters with a suitable algorithm could not only solve the underestimation problem of the single-dosimeter approach, but could also alleviate the disadvantages of the multiple-dosimeter approach. However, it has not yet been confirmed experimentally whether the two-dosimeter approach estimates effective dose adequately or merely conservatively. Two-dosimeter algorithms were developed by simplified geometry and Monte Carlo simulations because it was not able to measure the effective dose directly. In this present study, the two-dosimeter approach was experimentally validated with a measurement system called pseudo Effective Dose Measurement System (EDMS) which is developed in the present study to measure effective dose. This system comprises 38 very small isotropic-responding high-sensitivity MOSFET dosimeters in an ATOM adult male phantom supported by 3D image-based Monte Carlo simulation technology to obtain accurate values of organ doses, effective dose and other quantities of interest. The EDMS is portable and very easy to use in the field and it measures the doses on a real-time basis. Because the ATOM adult male phantom has only 4 organs including bone, soft tissue, brain, and lungs, the other organs necessary for calculation of effective dose were defined with reference to the MIRD5 mathematical phantom. The numbers and locations of the MOSFET dosimeters were determined carefully after considering the tissue weighting factors, shapes and volumes of the organs. Each organ dose was determined by the 1-6 point-wise absorbed doses measured with the MOSFET dosimeters. The MOSFET dosimeter had been selected in the present study because it is very small and can measure radiation dose on a real-time basis. The MOSFET dosimeter, however, made mainly of silicon and epoxy, shows some energy dependence for low-energy photons. That is, when used in a phantom, it overestimates absorbed doses due to the existence of low-energy scattered photons. The MOSFET dosimeter shows some degree of angular dependence as well. Therefore, for accurate measurement of organ and tissue doses, the present study determined, by Monte Carlo simulations with the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System (MCNPX), the relative response (to tissue dose) of the MOSFET dosimeter, and thereby the dose correction factors, at various dosimeter locations in the ATOM adult male phantom. The MOSFET dosimeter is controlled by the MOSFET AutoSense{sup TM} Dose Verification System and all messages generated by the system are recorded in 'MsgHistoryOnCOM.txt'. A data process program, which can read the text file and calculate organ doses, E and other dose quantities was developed in C++. The 2007 recommendation of International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP 103) uses organ-averaged doses, called equivalent doses, and tissue weighting factors to calculate effective dose. The recommendation also designated two ICRP reference phantoms to be used in calculation of equivalent doses and effective dose. However, the EDMS measures effective dose using an ATOM adult male phantom and 38 MOSFET dosimeters, which results in an approximate measurement of effective dose. Therefore, in the present study, the error of effective dose measurement was determined by Monte Carlo simulations using the ICRP reference phantoms and the ATOM-MIRD hybrid phantoms. The ATOMMIRD hybrid phantoms are developed in the present study by combining the CT images of the ATOM phantoms (for lungs, bone, brain, and skin) and the MIRD5 mathematical phantom (for the other organs). The effective dose calculated by the ICRP reference phantoms and the ATOM-MIRD hybrid phantoms showed good agreement for high energy photon beams ({>=}100 keV) for all irradiation geometries. The maximum difference was 35%, which occurs for the

  9. Measurement of muon g-2 and EDM with an ultra-cold muon beam at J-PARC

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    A new measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment (g-2) and electric dipole moment (EDM) of the positive muon is proposed with a novel technique utilizing an ultra-cold muons accelerated to 300 MeV/c and a 66 cm-diameter compact muon storage ring without focusing-electric field. It requires an intense source of muonium to achieve the design intensity of the ultra-cold muon beam. Test experiments at TRIUMF aims to measure the muonium production rate as well as its space-time distribution in the vacuum for the development of the intense muonium source.

  10. Analysis on Geometrical Accuracy of Microhole during Micro-EDM of Ti-6Al-4V using Different Dielectrics

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    Kibria, G.; Bhattacharyya, B.

    2011-01-01

    The present study attempts to make comparative investigation of microhole machining process in EDM for using three different dielectrics such as pure kerosene, pure de-ionized water and boron carbide mixed kerosene and de-ionized water. The two most important process parameters i.e. peak current and pulse-on-time were varied keeping other parameters as constant. The experimental results revealed that B4C mixed dielectrics result in non-uniformly circular microholes compared to pure kerosene and de-ionized water. Moreover, when de-ionized water is used, powder mixed dielectric results in generation of accurate microhole with respect to taperness and circularity.

  11. Electronics

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    Bishop, Owen

    2010-01-01

    Owen Bishop's First Course starts with the basics of electricity and component types, introducing students to practical work almost straight away. No prior knowledge of electronics is required. The approach is student-centred with self-test features to check understanding, including numerous activities suitable for practicals, homework and other assignments. Multiple choice questions are incorporated throughout the text in order to aid student learning. Key facts, formulae and definitions are highlighted to aid revision, and theory is backed up by numerous examp

  12. DarkLight: A Search for Dark Forces at the Jefferson Laboratory Free-Electron Laser Facility

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    Balewski, Jan; Bernauer, J; Bertozzi, William; Bessuille, Jason; Buck, B; Cowan, Ray; Dow, K; Epstein, C; Fisher, Peter; Gilad, Shalev; Ihloff, Ernest; Kahn, Yonatan; Kelleher, Aidan; Kelsey, J; Milner, Richard; Moran, C; Ou, Longwu; Russell, R; Schmookler, Barak; Thaler, J; Tschalar, C; Vidal, Christopher; Winnebeck, A; Benson, Stephen [JLAB; Gould, Christopher [JLAB; Biallas, George [JLAB; Boyce, James [JLAB; Coleman, James [JLAB; Douglas, David [JLAB; Ent, Rolf [JLAB; Evtushenko, Pavel [JLAB; Fenker, Howard [JLAB; Gubeli, Joseph [JLAB; Hannon, Fay [JLAB; Huang, Jia [JLAB; Jordan, Kevin [JLAB; Legg, Robert [JLAB; Marchlik, Matthew [JLAB; Moore, Steven [JLAB; Neil, George [JLAB; Shinn, Michelle D [JLAB; Tennant, Christopher [JLAB; Walker, Richard [JLAB; Williams, Gwyn [JLAB; Zhang, Shukui [JLAB; Freytsis, M; Fiorito, Ralph; O' Shea, P; Alarcon, Ricardo; Dipert, R; Ovanesyan, G; Gunter, Thoth; Kalantarians, Narbe; Kohl, M; Albayrak, Ibrahim; Horn, Tanja; Gunarathne, D S; Martoff, C J; Olvitt, D L; Surrow, Bernd; Lia, X; Beck, Reinhard; Schmitz, R; Walther, D; Brinkmann, K; Zaunig, H

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    We give a short overview of the DarkLight detector concept which is designed to search for a heavy photon A' with a mass in the range 10 MeV/c^2 < m(A') < 90 MeV/c^2 and which decays to lepton pairs. We describe the intended operating environment, the Jefferson Laboratory free electon laser, and a way to extend DarkLight's reach using A' --> invisible decays.

  13. Preliminary searches for hadron jets and for large transverse momentum electrons at the SPS anti pp collider

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    We present a preliminary analysis of the UA2 data collected during the last Collider run (20 nb-1 integrated luminosity) with particular emphasis on large transverse momentum hadron jets and on electrons having the configuration expected from the decay of electroweak bosons. The data provide very strong evidence of two-jet dominance in events with large transverse energy in the central region. Four electron candidates have been observed with a transverse momentum in excess of 20 GeV/c, which are associated with no other large transverse energy production within the UA2 acceptance. While this result is in all respects consistent with a W -> e? hypothesis, more work is needed to ensure that the background is well understood and to further ascertain electron identification. No electron pair was detected with an invariant mass in excess of 40 GeV/c2. (orig.)

  14. The PHD-finger module of the Arabidopsis thaliana defense regulator EDM2 can recognize triply modified histone H3 peptides

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    Tsuchiya, Tokuji; Eulgem, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Recently we reported that the Arabidopsis thaliana PHD-finger protein EDM2 (enhanced downy mildew 2) impacts disease resistance by affecting levels of di-methylated lysine 9 of histone H3 (H3K9me2) at an alternative polyadenylation site in the immune receptor gene RPP7. EDM2-dependent modulation of this post-translational histone modification (PHM) shifts the balance between full-length RPP7 transcripts and prematurely polyadenylated transcripts, which do not encode the RPP7 protein. Our prev...

  15. Detection of EDM defects under Monju support plate using experimental data from remote field eddy current probes and a multi-frequency algorithm

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    This paper describes detection of electro-discharged machine (EDM) defects in magnetic steam generator (SG) tubes of Monju fast breeder reactor (FBR). The EDM defects are located under support plate (SP), on the outer tube surface and they are detected by a remote field eddy current probe. Using the experimental measurements and a multi frequency algorithm, the defect signal can be extracted from the SP signal. The parameters of the multi-frequency algorithm were calculated by comparing SP measurements with two-dimensional finite element simulations (FEM). (author)

  16. Search for WH production with a light Higgs boson decaying to prompt electron-jets in proton–proton collisions at ?s=7 TeV? with the ATLAS detector

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    Aad, G.; Aben, R.; Agustoni, M.; Ahsan, M; Aleksa, M; Y. Arai(KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan); Beale, S.; Beloborodova, O.; Bocci, A.; Boehler, M.; Boisvert, V.; Calfayan, P; D. Calvet(Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, Clermont Université and Université Blaise Pascal and CNRS/IN2P3, Clermont-Ferrand, France); Calvet, S.; CAPUA, M

    2013-01-01

    A search is performed for WH production with a light Higgs boson decaying to hidden-sector particles resulting in clusters of collimated electrons, known as electron-jets. The search is performed with 2.04 fb-1 of data collected in 2011 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in proton-proton collisions at . One event satisfying the signal selection criteria is observed, which is consistent with the expected background rate. Limits on the product of the WH production cross sectio...

  17. Study on an evaluation method of micro CMM spherical stylus tips by µ-EDM on-machine measurement

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    This paper describes an on-machine measurement function of a micro electro-discharge machine (µ-EDM) to evaluate the quality of micro ball-ended stylus tips fabricated by a combination of wire-electro-discharge grinding (WEDG) and one-pulse-electro-discharge (OPED) technology. A low-voltage contacting trigger function without any capacitor between a stationary wire and the spindle of a µ-EDM was used to measure the outer profile and evaluate the forming quality. The measurement results show that the deviation of the largest radius between the micro ball-ended tip and stem is approximately 3 µm. Moreover, OPED/WEDG is also easily able to produce high-quality micro spherical stylus tips with a standard deviation as small as 0.7 µm through use of sharp-needle-shaped electrode tools. With further improvements in electro-discharge position, OPED and WEDG technology are promising and excellent approaches for manufacturing micro coordinate measurement machine (CMM) spherical stylus tips.

  18. Fabrication of a miniature diamond grinding tool using a hybrid process of micro-EDM and co-deposition

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    A novel miniature diamond grinding tool usable for the precise micro-grinding of miniature parts is presented. A hybrid process that combines 'micro-EDM' with 'precision co-deposition' is proposed. The metal substrate is micro-EDMed to a 50 µm diameter and micro diamonds with 0–2 µm grains are 'electroformed' on the substrate surface, producing a miniature multilayered grinding tool. Nickel and diamond act as binders and cutters, respectively. A partition plate with an array of drilled holes is designed to ensure good convection in the electroforming solution. The dispersion of diamond grains and displacement of nickel ions are noticeably improved. A miniature funnel mould enables the diamond grains to converge towards the cathode to increase their deposition probability on the substrate, thereby improving their distribution on the substrate surface. A micro ZrO2 ceramic ferrule is finely ground by the developed grinding tool and then yields a surface roughness of Ra = 0.085 µm. The proposed approach is applied during the final machining process

  19. Theoretical study of thorium monoxide for the electron electric dipole moment search: Electronic properties of H3?1 in ThO

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    Recently, improved limits on the electron electric dipole moment, and dimensionless constant, kT,P, characterizing the strength of the T,P-odd pseudoscalar–scalar electron–nucleus neutral current interaction in the H3?1 state of ThO molecule were obtained by the ACME collaboration [J. Baron et al., Science 343, 269 (2014)]. The interpretation of the experiment in terms of these fundamental quantities is based on the results of theoretical study of appropriate ThO characteristics, the effective electric field acting on electron, Eeff, and a parameter of the T,P-odd pseudoscalar–scalar interaction, WT,P, given in Skripnikov et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 139, 221103 (2013)] by St. Petersburg group. To reduce the uncertainties of the given limits, we report improved calculations of the molecular state–specific quantities Eeff, 81.5 GV/cm, and WT,P, 112 kHz, with the uncertainty within 7% of the magnitudes. Thus, the values recommended to use for the upper limits of the quantities are 75.8 GV/cm and 104 kHz, correspondingly. The hyperfine structure constant, molecule-frame dipole moment of the H3?1 state, and the H3?1 ? X1?+ transition energy which, in general, can serve as a measure of reliability of the obtained Eeff and WT,P values are also calculated. In addition, we report the first calculation of g-factor for the H3?1 state of ThO. The results are compared to the earlier experimental and theoretical studies, and a detailed analysis of uncertainties of the calculations is given

  20. Theoretical study of thorium monoxide for the electron electric dipole moment search: Electronic properties of H3?1 in ThO

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    Skripnikov, L. V.; Titov, A. V.

    2015-01-01

    Recently, improved limits on the electron electric dipole moment, and dimensionless constant, kT,P, characterizing the strength of the T,P-odd pseudoscalar-scalar electron-nucleus neutral current interaction in the H3?1 state of ThO molecule were obtained by the ACME collaboration [J. Baron et al., Science 343, 269 (2014)]. The interpretation of the experiment in terms of these fundamental quantities is based on the results of theoretical study of appropriate ThO characteristics, the effective electric field acting on electron, Eeff, and a parameter of the T,P-odd pseudoscalar-scalar interaction, WT,P, given in Skripnikov et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 139, 221103 (2013)] by St. Petersburg group. To reduce the uncertainties of the given limits, we report improved calculations of the molecular state-specific quantities Eeff, 81.5 GV/cm, and WT,P, 112 kHz, with the uncertainty within 7% of the magnitudes. Thus, the values recommended to use for the upper limits of the quantities are 75.8 GV/cm and 104 kHz, correspondingly. The hyperfine structure constant, molecule-frame dipole moment of the H3?1 state, and the H3?1 ? X1?+ transition energy which, in general, can serve as a measure of reliability of the obtained Eeff and WT,P values are also calculated. In addition, we report the first calculation of g-factor for the H3?1 state of ThO. The results are compared to the earlier experimental and theoretical studies, and a detailed analysis of uncertainties of the calculations is given.

  1. Comment on "Search for new particles decaying into electron pairs of mass below 100 MeV/c^2"

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    de Boer, Fokke W. N.; Fields, Chris

    2009-01-01

    A re-analysis of data from electron-pair production following 160 A GeV 207Pb bombardment of nuclear emulsions indicates the production and decay of neutral particles of significantly lower invariant mass and shorter lifetimes than previously claimed (J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 34 (2007) 129-138).

  2. Search for new physics in high-mass electron-positron events in pp[over] collisions at square root s = 1.96 TeV.

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    Affolder, T.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Annovi, A.; Antos, J; Azzurri, P.; Barbaro-Galtieri, A.; Barnes, VE; Bauer, G.; Bedeschi, F.; Bellinger, J.; Benjamin, D.(Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC, U.S.A.); Berry, T.(Department of Physics, Royal Holloway University of London, Surrey, U.K.); Bhatti, A.; Bolshov, A.

    2007-01-01

    We report the results of a search for a narrow resonance in electron-positron events in the invariant mass range of 150-950 GeV/c(2) using 1.3 fb(-1) of pp[over] collision data at square root s = 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab. No significant evidence of such a resonance is observed and we interpret the results to exclude the standard-model-like Z' with a mass below 923 GeV/c(2) and the Randall-Sundrum graviton with a mass below 807 GeV/c(2) for k/M[over](pl) = 0.1, bot...

  3. Search for New Physics in High Mass Electron-Positron Events in ppbar Collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV

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    2007-01-01

    We report the results of a search for a narrow resonance in electron-positron events in the invariant mass range of 150-950 GeV/c^2 using 1.3 fb^-1 of ppbar collision data at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab. No significant evidence of such a resonance is observed and we interpret the results to exclude the standard model-like Z' with a mass below 923 GeV/c^2 and the Randall-Sundrum graviton with a mass below 807 GeV/c^2 for k/M_pl=0.1, both at the 95% confidence level. Combining with di-photon data excludes the Randall-Sundrum graviton for masses below 889 GeV/c^2 for k/M_pl=0.1.

  4. "Do Users Do What They Think They Do?"- A Comparative Study of User Perceived and Actual Information Searching Behaviour in the National Electronic Library of Infection

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    Roy, Anjana; Kostkova, Patty; Catchpole, Mike; Carson, Ewart

    In the last decade, the Internet has profoundly changed the delivery of healthcare. Medical websites for professionals and patients are playing an increasingly important role in providing the latest evidence-based knowledge for professionals, facilitating virtual patient support groups, and providing an invaluable information source for patients. Information seeking is the key user activity on the Internet. However, the discrepancy between what information is available and what the user is able to find has a profound effect on user satisfaction. The UK National electronic Library of Infection (NeLI, www.neli.org.uk) and its subsidiary projects provide a single-access portal for quality-appraised evidence in infectious diseases. We use this national portal, as test-bed for investigating our research questions. In this paper, we investigate actual and perceived user navigation behaviour that reveals important information about user perceptions and actions, in searching for information. Our results show: (i) all users were able to access information they were seeking; (ii) broadly, there is an agreement between "reported" behaviour (from questionnaires) and "observed" behaviour (from web logs), although some important differences were identified; (iii) both browsing and searching were equally used to answer specific questions and (iv) the preferred route for browsing for data on the NeLI website was to enter via the "Top Ten Topics" menu option. These findings provide important insights into how to improve user experience and satisfaction with health information websites.

  5. The search for a standard model Higgs at the LHC and electron identification using transition radiation in the ATLAS tracker

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    Egede, U.

    1998-01-01

    The large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be ready for proton-proton collisions in the year 2005 and the ATLAS detector will be one of the two experiments at the LHC which will explore a new and higher energy range for particle physics. In this thesis, an analysis of the power of the ATLAS detector to detect a Standard Model Higgs boson has been performed. It is shown that it will be possible to discover a Higgs particle across the complete mass range from the lower limit defined by the reach of the LEP2 collider experiments to the upper theoretical limit around 1 TeV. The role of the inner tracking detector of ATLAS for the detection of conversions and the identification of the primary vertex in the detection of a Higgs particle in the Higgs to two photon decay channel is demonstrated with a detailed detector simulation. The identification of a 1 TeV Higgs particle requires a good understanding of both the signal and the backgrounds. The related uncertainties are covered in detail and it is shown that the Higgs can be identified in the H{yields}WW{yields}lvjj, H{yields}ZZ{yields}llvv and H{yields}ZZ{yields}lljj decay channels. The Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) is a combined tracking and electron identification device which will be a part of the inner tracking detector of ATLAS. For a prototype of the TRT the electron identification performance is analysed and it is shown that the full scale TRT together with the calorimeters will provide the electron identification power required for a clean electron and photon signal at the LHC. For the prototype a rejection factor of 100 against pions was achieved with an electron efficiency of 90%. the importance of the TRT for a clear detection of a Higgs particle is demonstrated. 82 refs, figs, tabs.

  6. The search for a standard model Higgs at the LHC and electron identification using transition radiation in the ATLAS tracker

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    The large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be ready for proton-proton collisions in the year 2005 and the ATLAS detector will be one of the two experiments at the LHC which will explore a new and higher energy range for particle physics. In this thesis, an analysis of the power of the ATLAS detector to detect a Standard Model Higgs boson has been performed. It is shown that it will be possible to discover a Higgs particle across the complete mass range from the lower limit defined by the reach of the LEP2 collider experiments to the upper theoretical limit around 1 TeV. The role of the inner tracking detector of ATLAS for the detection of conversions and the identification of the primary vertex in the detection of a Higgs particle in the Higgs to two photon decay channel is demonstrated with a detailed detector simulation. The identification of a 1 TeV Higgs particle requires a good understanding of both the signal and the backgrounds. The related uncertainties are covered in detail and it is shown that the Higgs can be identified in the H?WW?lvjj, H?ZZ?llvv and H?ZZ?lljj decay channels. The Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) is a combined tracking and electron identification device which will be a part of the inner tracking detector of ATLAS. For a prototype of the TRT the electron identification performance is analysed and it is shown that the full scale TRT together with the calorimeters will provide the electron identification power required for a clean electron and photon signal at the LHC. For the prototype a rejection factor of 100 against pions was achieved with an electron efficiency of 90%. the importance of the TRT for a clear detection of a Higgs particle is demonstrated

  7. A search for low-mass short-lived states coupling to the electron and the positron and a study of the single-quantum annihilation of positrons

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    Two experiment performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory, using a 3 MeV energy-tunable, mono-energetic positron beam, are described. A search for low-mass short-lived states coupling to e+e-. The experimental search for a previously unobserved light neutral particle in the mass (1560 keV approx-gt Mchi1860 keV)-lifetime (? approx-gt Mchi3.5 x 10-3 sec) region was motivated by the observations of anomalous mono-energetic e+ and e- emissions in heavy-ion atom collisions near Coulomb barrier at Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforshung (GSI), Germany. Resonances in the Bhabha (e+e-) scattering cross section have been investigated in the beam energy range 1350 to 2350 keV. A thin (?3 keV energy loss) lithium target was used to achieve a minimum electron-momentum spread to enhance the resonance signal. No evidence was observed for deviations from the smooth Bhabha scattering cross section, over the energy region suggested by the GSI data. This experiment precludes at 90% confidence level the existence of an elementary or a composite particle (J = O) with a lifetime shorter than 3.3 x 10-13 sec. ii. Single-quantum annihilation of positrons with shell-bound atomic electrons. The single-quantum annihilation of positrons was studied experimentally in a thin lead target (3.52 mg/cm2), at energies of 1 MeV and higher. Photo-peaks corresponding to the annihilation of the incident positrons with K, L, and M shell electrons were observed for the first time. The cross section ratios L/K and M/K were determined. An analysis of the L peak profile yielded the (LII + LIII/L) ratio. The first measurements were also made of the directional distribution of the annihilation quanta of the three individual electron shells. These observations indicate the potential for applying the phenomenon to the development of a tunable, highly directional gamma-ray source

  8. Search for Scalar Leptoquark Pairs Decaying to Electrons and Jets in {ovr {ital p}}{ital p} Collisions

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    Gomez, B.; Hoeneisen, B.; Mooney, P.; Negret, J.P. [Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Colombia); Davis, K.; Fein, D.; Forden, G.E.; Guida, J.A.; James, E.; Johns, K.; Nang, F.; Narayanan, A.; Rutherfoord, J. [University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Butler, J.M. [Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States); Fatyga, M.; Featherly, J.; Gibbard, B.; Gordon, H.; Graf, N.; Kahn, S.; Kotcher, J.; Protopopescu, S.; Rajagopalan, S. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Bantly, J.; Cullen-Vidal, D.; Cutts, D.; Guida, J.M.; Hoftun, J.S.; Partridge, R. [Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Grinstein, S.; Piegaia, R. [Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Bloom, P.; Fisyak, Y.; Glenn, S.; Grim, G.; Klopfenstein, C.; Lander, R.; Mani, S. [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Fahland, T.; Hall, R.E. [University of California, Irvine, California 92697 (United States); Boswell, C.; Choudhary, B.C.; Cochran, J.; Ellison, J.; Gartung, P.; Gounder, K.; Heinson, A.P.; Huehn, T. [University of California, Riverside, California 92521 (United States); Alves, G.A.; Carvalho, W.; Maciel, A.K.; da Motta, H.; Nicola, M.; Santoro, A. [LAFEX, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Castilla-Valdez, H.; Gonzalez Solis, J.L.; Hernandez-Montoya, R.; Magana-Mendoza, L.; Sanchez-Hernandez, A. [CINVESTAV, Mexico City (Mexico); Adam, I.; Kotwal, A.V. [Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Bhattacharjee, M. [Delhi University, Delhi, (India) 110007; Ahn, S.; Baldin, B.; Bartlett, J.F.; Bhat, P.C.; Boehnlein, A.; Borcherding, F.; Brandt, A.; Bross, A.; Christenson, J.H.; Cooper, W.E.; Demarteau, M.; Denisov, D.; Diehl, H.T.; Diesburg, M.; Feher, S.; Fisk, H.E.; Flattum, E.; Fuess, S.; Genser, K.; Gerber, C.E.; Green, D.R.; Greenlee, H.; Grossman, N.; Haggerty, H.; Hansen, S.; and others

    1997-12-01

    We have searched for the pair production of first generation scalar leptoquarks in the eejj channel using the full data set (123 pb{sup {minus}1}) collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron during 1992{endash}1996. We observe no candidates with an expected background of approximately 0.4 events. Comparing the experimental 95{percent} confidence level upper limit to theoretical calculations of the cross section with the assumption of a 100{percent} branching fraction of eq, we set a lower limit on the mass of a first generation scalar leptoquark of 225 GeV/c{sup 2}. The results of this analysis rule out the interpretation of the excess of high Q{sup 2} events at DESY HERA as leptoquarks which decay exclusively to eq. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  9. Search for a heavy neutral particle decaying into an electron and a muon using 1 fb$^-1$ of ATLAS data

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    Aad, Georges; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdelalim, Ahmed Ali; Abdesselam, Abdelouahab; Abdinov, Ovsat; Abi, Babak; Abolins, Maris; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Acerbi, Emilio; Acharya, Bobby Samir; Adams, David; Addy, Tetteh; Adelman, Jahred; Aderholz, Michael; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adragna, Paolo; Adye, Tim; Aefsky, Scott; Aguilar-Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Aharrouche, Mohamed; Ahlen, Steven; Ahles, Florian; Ahmad, Ashfaq; Ahsan, Mahsana; Aielli, Giulio; Akdogan, Taylan; ?kesson, Torsten Paul Ake; Akimoto, Ginga; Akimov, Andrei; Akiyama, Kunihiro; Alam, Mohammad; Alam, Muhammad Aftab; Albert, Justin; Albrand, Solveig; Aleksa, Martin; Aleksandrov, Igor; Alessandria, Franco; Alexa, Calin; Alexander, Gideon; Alexandre, Gauthier; Alexopoulos, Theodoros; Alhroob, Muhammad; Aliev, Malik; Alimonti, Gianluca; Alison, John; Aliyev, Magsud; Allport, Phillip; Allwood-Spiers, Sarah; Almond, John; Aloisio, Alberto; Alon, Raz; Alonso, Alejandro; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Amako, Katsuya; Amaral, Pedro; Amelung, Christoph; Ammosov, Vladimir; Amorim, Antonio; Amorós, Gabriel; Amram, Nir; Anastopoulos, Christos; Ancu, Lucian Stefan; Andari, Nansi; Andeen, Timothy; Anders, Christoph Falk; Anders, Gabriel; Anderson, Kelby; Andreazza, Attilio; Andrei, George Victor; Andrieux, Marie-Laure; Anduaga, Xabier; Angerami, Aaron; Anghinolfi, Francis; Anjos, Nuno; Annovi, Alberto; Antonaki, Ariadni; Antonelli, Mario; Antonov, Alexey; Antos, Jaroslav; Anulli, Fabio; Aoun, Sahar; Aperio Bella, Ludovica; Apolle, Rudi; Arabidze, Giorgi; Aracena, Ignacio; Arai, Yasuo; Arce, Ayana; Archambault, John-Paul; Arfaoui, Samir; Arguin, Jean-Francois; Arik, Engin; Arik, Metin; Armbruster, Aaron James; Arnaez, Olivier; Arnault, Christian; Artamonov, Andrei; Artoni, Giacomo; Arutinov, David; Asai, Shoji; Asfandiyarov, Ruslan; Ask, Stefan; ?sman, Barbro; Asquith, Lily; Assamagan, Ketevi; Astbury, Alan; Astvatsatourov, Anatoli; Atoian, Grigor; Aubert, Bernard; Auge, Etienne; Augsten, Kamil; Aurousseau, Mathieu; Austin, Nicholas; Avolio, Giuseppe; Avramidou, Rachel Maria; Axen, David; Ay, Cano; Azuelos, Georges; Azuma, Yuya; Baak, Max; Baccaglioni, Giuseppe; Bacci, Cesare; Bach, Andre; Bachacou, Henri; Bachas, Konstantinos; Bachy, Gerard; Backes, Moritz; Backhaus, Malte; Badescu, Elisabeta; Bagnaia, Paolo; Bahinipati, Seema; Bai, Yu; Bailey, David; Bain, Travis; Baines, John; Baker, Oliver Keith; Baker, Mark; Baker, Sarah; Banas, Elzbieta; Banerjee, Piyali; Banerjee, Swagato; Banfi, Danilo; Bangert, Andrea Michelle; Bansal, Vikas; Bansil, Hardeep Singh; Barak, Liron; Baranov, Sergei; Barashkou, Andrei; Barbaro Galtieri, Angela; Barber, Tom; Barberio, Elisabetta Luigia; Barberis, Dario; Barbero, Marlon; Bardin, Dmitri; Barillari, Teresa; Barisonzi, Marcello; Barklow, Timothy; Barlow, Nick; Barnett, Bruce; Barnett, Michael; Baroncelli, Antonio; Barone, Gaetano; Barr, Alan; Barreiro, Fernando; Barreiro Guimarães da Costa, João; Barrillon, Pierre; Bartoldus, Rainer; Barton, Adam Edward; Bartsch, Detlef; Bartsch, Valeria; Bates, Richard; Batkova, Lucia; Batley, Richard; Battaglia, Andreas; Battistin, Michele; Battistoni, Giuseppe; Bauer, Florian; Bawa, Harinder Singh; Beare, Brian; Beau, Tristan; Beauchemin, Pierre-Hugues; Beccherle, Roberto; Bechtle, Philip; Beck, Hans Peter; Beckingham, Matthew; Becks, Karl-Heinz; Beddall, Andrew; Beddall, Ayda; Bedikian, Sourpouhi; Bednyakov, Vadim; Bee, Christopher; Begel, Michael; Behar Harpaz, Silvia; Behera, Prafulla; Beimforde, Michael; Belanger-Champagne, Camille; Bell, Paul; Bell, William; Bella, Gideon; Bellagamba, Lorenzo; Bellina, Francesco; Bellomo, Massimiliano; Belloni, Alberto; Beloborodova, Olga; Belotskiy, Konstantin; Beltramello, Olga; Ben Ami, Sagi; Benary, Odette; Benchekroun, Driss; Benchouk, Chafik; Bendel, Markus; Benekos, Nektarios; Benhammou, Yan; Benjamin, Douglas; Benoit, Mathieu; Bensinger, James; Benslama, Kamal; Bentvelsen, Stan; Berge, David; Bergeaas Kuutmann, Elin; Berger, Nicolas; Berghaus, Frank; Berglund, Elina; Beringer, Jürg; Bernardet, Karim; Bernat, Pauline; Bernhard, Ralf; Bernius, Catrin; Berry, Tracey; Bertin, Antonio; Bertinelli, Francesco; Bertolucci, Federico; Besana, Maria Ilaria; Besson, Nathalie; Bethke, Siegfried; Bhimji, Wahid; Bianchi, Riccardo-Maria; Bianco, Michele; Biebel, Otmar; Bieniek, Stephen Paul; Bierwagen, Katharina; Biesiada, Jed; Biglietti, Michela; Bilokon, Halina; Bindi, Marcello; Binet, Sebastien; Bingul, Ahmet; Bini, Cesare; Biscarat, Catherine; Bitenc, Urban; Black, Kevin; Blair, Robert; Blanchard, Jean-Baptiste; Blanchot, Georges; Blazek, Tomas; Blocker, Craig; Blocki, Jacek

    2011-01-01

    A search is presented for a high mass neutral particle that decays directly to the emu final state. The data sample was recorded by the ATLAS detector in sqrt{s}=7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC from March to June 2011 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.07 fb^-1. The data are found to be consistent with the Standard Model background. The high emu mass region is used to set 95% confidence level upper limits on the production of two possible new physics processes: tau sneutrinos in an R-parity violating supersymmetric model and Z'-like vector bosons in a lepton flavor violating model.

  10. High-Mass Drell-Yan Cross-Section and Search for New Phenomena in Multi-Electron/Positron Final States with the ATLAS Detector

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    Wollstadt, Simon

    The Standard Model of particle physics is a very successful theory which describes nearly all known processes of particle physics very precisely. Nevertheless, there are several observations which cannot be explained within the existing theory. In this thesis, two analyses with high energy electrons and positrons using data of the ATLAS detector are presented. One, probing the Standard Model of particle physics and another searching for phenomena beyond the Standard Model. The production of an electron-positron pair via the Drell-Yan process leads to a very clean signature in the detector with low background contributions. This allows for a very precise measurement of the cross-section and can be used as a precision test of perturbative quantum chromodynamics (pQCD) where this process has been calculated at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). The invariant mass spectrum $m_{ee}$ is sensitive to parton distribution functions (PFDs), in particular to the poorly known distribution of antiquarks at large moment...

  11. Searching for cavities of various densities in the Earth's crust with a low-energy electron-antineutrino beta-beam

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    Argüelles, C A; Gago, A M

    2012-01-01

    We propose searching for deep underground cavities of different densities in the Earth's crust using a long-baseline electron-antineutrino disappearance experiment, realised through a low-energy beta-beam with highly enhanced luminosity. We focus on four real-world cases: water-filled cavities, iron-banded formations, heavier mineral deposits, and regions of abnormal charge accumulation that, supposedly, appear prior to the occurrence of an intense earthquake. The sensitivity to identify cavities attains confidence levels higher than 3$\\sigma$ and 5$\\sigma$ for exposures times of 3 months and 1.5 years, respectively, and cavity densities below 1 g cm$^{-3}$ or above 5 g cm$^{-3}$, with widths greater than 200 km. We reconstruct the cavity density, width, and position, assuming one of them known while keeping the other two free, in each of the aforementioned cases. Finally, we introduce an observable to quantify the presence of a cavity by changing the orientation of the electron-antineutrino beam.

  12. Search for WH production with a light Higgs boson decaying to prompt electron-jets in proton-proton collisions at ?s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.

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    Aad, G.; Abajyan, T.; Abbott, B.; Böhm, Jan; Chudoba, Ji?í; Gunther, Jaroslav; Havránek, Miroslav; Jakoubek, Tomáš; Juránek, Vojt?ch; Kepka, Old?ich; Kup?o, Alexander; K?s, Vlastimil; Lokají?ek, Miloš; Mar?išovský, Michal; Mikeštíková, Marcela; Myška, Miroslav; N?me?ek, Stanislav; R?ži?ka, Pavel; Schovancová, Jaroslava; Šícho, Petr; Staroba, Pavel; Svatoš, Michal; Taševský, Marek; Tic, Tomáš; Vrba, Václav

    2013-01-01

    Ro?. 15, Apr (2013), s. 1-35. ISSN 1367-2630 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13009 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : scattering * search for * Higgs particle * mass * model * composite * electron * jet * ATLAS * hidden sector * CERN LHC Coll Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders Impact factor: 3.673, year: 2013

  13. High-mass Drell-Yan cross-section and search for new phenomena in multi-electron/positron final states with the ATLAS detector

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    Wollstadt, Simon

    2015-02-12

    The Standard Model of particle physics is a very successful theory which describes nearly all known processes of particle physics very precisely. Nevertheless, there are several observations which cannot be explained within the existing theory. In this thesis, two analyses with high energy electrons and positrons using data of the ATLAS detector are presented. One, probing the Standard Model of particle physics and another searching for phenomena beyond the Standard Model. The production of an electron-positron pair via the Drell-Yan process leads to a very clean signature in the detector with low background contributions. This allows for a very precise measurement of the cross-section and can be used as a precision test of perturbative quantum chromodynamics (pQCD) where this process has been calculated at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). The invariant mass spectrum mee is sensitive to parton distribution functions (PFDs), in particular to the poorly known distribution of antiquarks at large momentum fraction (Bjoerken x). The measurement of the high-mass Drell-Yan cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of ?(s)=7 TeV is performed on a dataset collected with the ATLAS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb{sup -1}. The differential cross-section of pp?Z{sup 0}/?{sup *}+X?e{sup +}e{sup -}+X is measured as a function of the invariant mass in the range 116 GeVelectrons and/or positrons in the final state. A model independent search in multi-object final states, with objects defined as electrons and positrons, is performed to search for these phenomenas. The dataset collected at a center-of-mass energy of ?(s)=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb{sup -1} is used. The events are separated in different categories using the object multiplicity. The data-driven background method, already used for the cross-section measurement was developed further for up to five objects to get an estimation of the number of events including fake contributions. Within the uncertainties the comparison between data and Standard Model predictions shows no significant deviations.

  14. High-mass Drell-Yan cross-section and search for new phenomena in multi-electron/positron final states with the ATLAS detector

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    The Standard Model of particle physics is a very successful theory which describes nearly all known processes of particle physics very precisely. Nevertheless, there are several observations which cannot be explained within the existing theory. In this thesis, two analyses with high energy electrons and positrons using data of the ATLAS detector are presented. One, probing the Standard Model of particle physics and another searching for phenomena beyond the Standard Model. The production of an electron-positron pair via the Drell-Yan process leads to a very clean signature in the detector with low background contributions. This allows for a very precise measurement of the cross-section and can be used as a precision test of perturbative quantum chromodynamics (pQCD) where this process has been calculated at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). The invariant mass spectrum mee is sensitive to parton distribution functions (PFDs), in particular to the poorly known distribution of antiquarks at large momentum fraction (Bjoerken x). The measurement of the high-mass Drell-Yan cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of ?(s)=7 TeV is performed on a dataset collected with the ATLAS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb-1. The differential cross-section of pp?Z0/?*+X?e+e-+X is measured as a function of the invariant mass in the range 116 GeVelectrons and/or positrons in the final state. A model independent search in multi-object final states, with objects defined as electrons and positrons, is performed to search for these phenomenas. The dataset collected at a center-of-mass energy of ?(s)=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1 is used. The events are separated in different categories using the object multiplicity. The data-driven background method, already used for the cross-section measurement was developed further for up to five objects to get an estimation of the number of events including fake contributions. Within the uncertainties the comparison between data and Standard Model predictions shows no significant deviations.

  15. Electron-hole transitions in multiply charged ions for precision laser spectroscopy and searching for variations in ?.

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    Berengut, J C; Dzuba, V A; Flambaum, V V; Ong, A

    2011-05-27

    We consider transitions of electron holes (vacancies in otherwise filled shells of atomic systems) in multiply charged ions that, due to level crossing of the holes, have frequencies within the range of optical atomic clocks. Strong E1 transitions provide options for laser cooling and trapping, while narrow transitions can be used for high-precision spectroscopy and tests of fundamental physics. We show that hole transitions can have extremely high sensitivity to ? variation and propose candidate transitions that have much larger ? sensitivities than any previously seen in atomic systems. PMID:21699285

  16. The selection of phase composition of silicon nitride ceramics for shaping with the use of EDM machining

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this study is the selection of phase composition of Si3N4 matrix ceramics with the addition of conducting phases so as to make shaping of those materials possible by means of electro discharge machining (EDM. Silicon nitride matrix materials with the addition of oxide phases (Al2O3, MgO, ZrO2 and conducting phases (TiB2, TiN were sintered by the method of SPS (Spark Plasma Sintering. Additionally the effect of oxide phases on silicon nitride sintering capacity, the value of electric resistance of nitride ceramics depending on the addition of a conducting phase and the effect of sintering parameters on selected features of produced materials were determined.Design/methodology/approach: Materials were sintered with the use of a SPS device marked with FCT-HP D 5. Apparent density ?p was measured by the hydrostatic method. Hardness was determined by the Vicker’s method at the load of 980.7 mN with the use of a Future Tech Corp digital hardness tester FM7. For the purpose of those tests a surface was prepared with the use of a Struers cutting grinder ACUTOM. Measurements of Young’s modulus for sintered samples were carried out using a ultrasonic method of transverse and longitudinal wave speed measurement with the use of a Panametrics Epoch III detector. Resistance measurement was done with the use of Wheatstone and Thomson technical bridges.Findings: The addition of titanium nitride had no effect on the reduction of electric resistance of Si3N4 matrix ceramics. The lack of electric conductivity of those materials is the result of used additions influencing sintering capacity, mainly magnesium oxide. Si3N4 matrix materials with the addition of titanium diboride are characterised by low electrical resistance with high physical and mechanical features maintained. Electric conductivity of those materials and the initial electro discharge cutting attempts prove that it is possible to shape Si3N4 matrix ceramic materials with the addition of a TiB2 phase with the use of EDM process.Practical implications: The use of EDM will enable the production of elements with complicated shapes (impossible to achieve by other shaping methods from ceramic materials (with Si3N4 matrix.Originality/value: By the appropriate selection of a conducting phase addition it is possible to increase electric conductivity of silicone nitride matrix ceramics, for which it is possible to shape products by means of electro discharge machining.

  17. Search for deviations from the Standard Model in high transverse energy processes at the electron-proton collider HERA

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    In this thesis, an exhaustive analysis of various topologies in high transverse energy events observed at the electron-proton collider HERA is presented. The whole data set accumulated by the HERA-I experiment between 1994 and 2000, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 118.3 pb-1 has been used. First of all, we contributed to the development of a new object oriented analysis framework, with main emphasis on the implementation of hadron and hadronic jet reconstruction algorithms. This environment, now a standard tool for the HERA-II phase, has been used and evaluated within the scope of our subject. The studied events gather 24 topologies for which transverse momenta distributions are systematically studied. A good overall agreement with the Standard Model is observed, except in some isolated lepton channels, where atypical events have already been reported. The comparison to the Standard Model is quantified by using a statistical method developed for this occasion. (author)

  18. Searching for seismo-ionospheric earthquakes precursors: Total Electron Content disturbances before 2005-2006 seismic events

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    Romanovskaya, Yu V; Zolotov, O V; Starikova, N A; Lopatiy, V Z

    2012-01-01

    During earthquakes preparation periods significant disturbances in the ionospheric plasma density are often observed. These anomalies are caused by lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere interaction, particularly by the seismic electric field penetrating from the ground surface into the ionosphere. The seismic electric field produces electromagnetic EB drift changing plasma density over the epicenter region and magnetically conjugated area. The paper is devoted to analysis of regular Global Positioning System observations and revelation of seismo-ionospheric precursors of earthquakes in Total Electron Content (TEC) of the ionosphere. Global and regional relative TEC disturbances maps (%) have been plotted for 2005-2006 M6, D<60 km seismic events and analyzed in order to determine general features of precursors. The obtained results agree with the recent published case-study investigations.

  19. Study on the Influence of Process Parameters on Surface Roughness and MRR of AISI 420 Stainless Steel Machined by EDM

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available AISI 420 stainless steel is a martensitic stainless steel which has good corrosion and magnetic properties. It is used widely in rotors of actuator motors due to its magnetic property. Surface Roughness is one of the prominent factors that need to be optimised in this high precision work. The present work is aimed at characterizing the electric discharge machining of AISI 420 stainless steel. Taguchi’s L9 orthogonal array was chosen to conduct the experiments by varying EDM parameters like current, pulse on time and pulse off time. The surface roughness and Material removal rate are taken as the output responses. Signal to noise ratio and ANOVA is used to analyze the effect of parameters on surface roughness and also to identify the optimum machining parameters.

  20. Examining the cancellation mechanism of a neutron EDM in a model with dilaton-dominated SUSY breaking

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    Barr, S. M. [Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo 11566, (Egypt); Khalil, Shaaban [Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)

    2000-02-01

    We examine the cancellation mechanism between the different contributions to the electric dipole moment of the neutron in a model with dilaton-dominated SUSY breaking. We find these accidental cancellations occur at few points in parameter space. For a wide region of this space we must constrain the phase of {mu} to be of order 10{sup -1} and have the phases of A and {mu} strongly correlated in order to have a small neutron EDM. Moreover, we consider the indirect CP violation parameter {epsilon} in this region where the electric dipole moment is less than the experimental limit and find that we can generate {epsilon} of order 10{sup -6}. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  1. Examining the cancellation mechanism of a neutron EDM in a model with dilaton-dominated SUSY breaking

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    We examine the cancellation mechanism between the different contributions to the electric dipole moment of the neutron in a model with dilaton-dominated SUSY breaking. We find these accidental cancellations occur at few points in parameter space. For a wide region of this space we must constrain the phase of ? to be of order 10-1 and have the phases of A and ? strongly correlated in order to have a small neutron EDM. Moreover, we consider the indirect CP violation parameter ? in this region where the electric dipole moment is less than the experimental limit and find that we can generate ? of order 10-6. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  2. Study of microEDM parameters of Stainless Steel 316L: Material Removal Rate Optimization using Genetic Algorithm

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    Suresh P

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Material Removal Rate (MRR is the most significant factor in the finished product during machining in Micro Electro Discharge Machining (microEDM. In the present research, the investigation of MRR of Stainless Steel 316L which is widely used in the Medical, Marine, Architectural and food processing industries is studied. The current, pulse on time and pulse off time are the input parameters selected for machining using 300?m tungsten electrode to obtain the maximum MRR. By using Response Surface Methodology (RSM the mathematical model of MRR is obtained by correlating the input parameters. The Genetic Algorithm (GA is applied to model obtained to arrive the optimal input parameters to achieve the maximum MRR. Experiments are conducted for validating the GA results, which shows that the average percentage of error is 3.65%. Hence, the developed model gives more reliability for the manufacturers to select the optimal input parameters to achieve good quality finished product.

  3. Search for WH production with a light Higgs boson decaying to prompt electron-jets in proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdel Khalek, Samah; Abdelalim, Ahmed Ali; Abdinov, Ovsat; Aben, Rosemarie; Abi, Babak; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Ossama; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Acharya, Bobby Samir; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adams, David; Addy, Tetteh; Adelman, Jahred; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adragna, Paolo; Adye, Tim; Aefsky, Scott; Aguilar-Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Agustoni, Marco; Ahlen, Steven; Ahles, Florian; Ahmad, Ashfaq; Ahsan, Mahsana; Aielli, Giulio; Åkesson, Torsten Paul Ake; Akimoto, Ginga; Akimov, Andrei; Alam, Muhammad Aftab; Albert, Justin; Albrand, Solveig; Aleksa, Martin; Aleksandrov, Igor; Alessandria, Franco; Alexa, Calin; Alexander, Gideon; Alexandre, Gauthier; Alexopoulos, Theodoros; Alhroob, Muhammad; Aliev, Malik; Alimonti, Gianluca; Alison, John; Allbrooke, Benedict; Allison, Lee John; Allport, Phillip; Allwood-Spiers, Sarah; Almond, John; Aloisio, Alberto; Alon, Raz; Alonso, Alejandro; Alonso, Francisco; Altheimer, Andrew David; Alvarez Gonzalez, Barbara; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Amako, Katsuya; Amelung, Christoph; Ammosov, Vladimir; Amor Dos Santos, Susana Patricia; Amorim, Antonio; Amoroso, Simone; Amram, Nir; Anastopoulos, Christos; Ancu, Lucian Stefan; Andari, Nansi; Andeen, Timothy; Anders, Christoph Falk; Anders, Gabriel; Anderson, Kelby; Andreazza, Attilio; Andrei, George Victor; Anduaga, Xabier; Angelidakis, Stylianos; Anger, Philipp; Angerami, Aaron; Anghinolfi, Francis; Anisenkov, Alexey; Anjos, Nuno; Annovi, Alberto; Antonaki, Ariadni; Antonelli, Mario; Antonov, Alexey; Antos, Jaroslav; Anulli, Fabio; Aoki, Masato; Aoun, Sahar; Aperio Bella, Ludovica; Apolle, Rudi; Arabidze, Giorgi; Aracena, Ignacio; Arai, Yasuo; Arce, Ayana; Arfaoui, Samir; Arguin, Jean-Francois; Argyropoulos, Spyridon; Arik, Engin; Arik, Metin; Armbruster, Aaron James; Arnaez, Olivier; Arnal, Vanessa; Artamonov, Andrei; Artoni, Giacomo; Arutinov, David; Asai, Shoji; Ask, Stefan; Åsman, Barbro; Asquith, Lily; Assamagan, Ketevi; Astalos, Robert; Astbury, Alan; Atkinson, Markus; Auerbach, Benjamin; Auge, Etienne; Augsten, Kamil; Aurousseau, Mathieu; Avolio, Giuseppe; Axen, David; Azuelos, Georges; Azuma, Yuya; Baak, Max; Baccaglioni, Giuseppe; Bacci, Cesare; Bach, Andre; Bachacou, Henri; Bachas, Konstantinos; Backes, Moritz; Backhaus, Malte; Backus Mayes, John; Badescu, Elisabeta; Bagnaia, Paolo; Bai, Yu; Bailey, David; Bain, Travis; Baines, John; Baker, Oliver Keith; Baker, Sarah; Balek, Petr; Balli, Fabrice; Banas, Elzbieta; Banerjee, Piyali; Banerjee, Swagato; Banfi, Danilo; Bangert, Andrea Michelle; Bansal, Vikas; Bansil, Hardeep Singh; Barak, Liron; Baranov, Sergei; Barber, Tom; Barberio, Elisabetta Luigia; Barberis, Dario; Barbero, Marlon; Bardin, Dmitri; Barillari, Teresa; Barisonzi, Marcello; Barklow, Timothy; Barlow, Nick; Barnett, Bruce; Barnett, Michael; Baroncelli, Antonio; Barone, Gaetano; Barr, Alan; Barreiro, Fernando; Barreiro Guimarães da Costa, João; Bartoldus, Rainer; Barton, Adam Edward; Bartsch, Valeria; Basye, Austin; Bates, Richard; Batkova, Lucia; Batley, Richard; Battaglia, Andreas; Battistin, Michele; Bauer, Florian; Bawa, Harinder Singh; Beale, Steven; Beau, Tristan; Beauchemin, Pierre-Hugues; Beccherle, Roberto; Bechtle, Philip; Beck, Hans Peter; Becker, Anne Kathrin; Becker, Sebastian; Beckingham, Matthew; Becks, Karl-Heinz; Beddall, Andrew; Beddall, Ayda; Bedikian, Sourpouhi; Bednyakov, Vadim; Bee, Christopher; Beemster, Lars; Begel, Michael; Behar Harpaz, Silvia; Belanger-Champagne, Camille; Bell, Paul; Bell, William; Bella, Gideon; Bellagamba, Lorenzo; Bellomo, Massimiliano; Belloni, Alberto; Beloborodova, Olga; Belotskiy, Konstantin; Beltramello, Olga; Benary, Odette; Benchekroun, Driss; Bendtz, Katarina; Benekos, Nektarios; Benhammou, Yan; Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora; Benitez Garcia, Jorge-Armando; Benjamin, Douglas; Benoit, Mathieu; Bensinger, James; Benslama, Kamal; Bentvelsen, Stan; Berge, David; Bergeaas Kuutmann, Elin; Berger, Nicolas; Berghaus, Frank; Berglund, Elina; Beringer, Jürg; Bernat, Pauline; Bernhard, Ralf; Bernius, Catrin; Bernlochner, Florian Urs; Berry, Tracey; Bertella, Claudia; Bertin, Antonio; Bertolucci, Federico; Besana, Maria Ilaria; Besjes, Geert-Jan; Besson, Nathalie; Bethke, Siegfried; Bhimji, Wahid; Bianchi, Riccardo-Maria; Bianchini, Louis; Bianco, Michele; Biebel, Otmar; Bieniek, Stephen Paul; Bierwagen, Katharina; Biesiada, Jed; Biglietti, Michela; Bilokon, Halina; Bindi, Marcello; Binet, Sebastien; Bingul, Ahmet; Bini, Cesare; Biscarat, Catherine; Bittner, Bernhard; Black, Curtis; Black, James; Black, Kevin; Blair, Robert

    2013-01-01

    A search is performed for WH production with a light Higgs boson decaying to hidden-sector particles resulting in clusters of collimated electrons, known as electron-jets. The search is performed with 2.04 fb-1 of data collected in 2011 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$=7 TeV. One event satisfying the signal selection criteria is observed, which is consistent with the expected background rate. Limits on the product of the WH production cross section and the branching ratio of a Higgs boson decaying to prompt electron-jets are calculated as a function of a Higgs boson mass in the range from 100 GeV to 140 GeV.

  4. Search for long-lived particles that decay into final states containing two electrons or two muons in proton-proton collisions at ?{s }=8 TeV

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    Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Kiesenhofer, W.; Knünz, V.; Krammer, M.; Krätschmer, I.; Liko, D.; Mikulec, I.; Rabady, D.; Rahbaran, B.; Rohringer, H.; Schöfbeck, R.; Strauss, J.; Treberer-Treberspurg, W.; Waltenberger, W.; Wulz, C.-E.; Mossolov, V.; Shumeiko, N.; Suarez Gonzalez, J.; Alderweireldt, S.; Bansal, M.; Bansal, S.; Cornelis, T.; De Wolf, E. A.; Janssen, X.; Knutsson, A.; Lauwers, J.; Luyckx, S.; Ochesanu, S.; Rougny, R.; Van De Klundert, M.; Van Haevermaet, H.; Van Mechelen, P.; Van Remortel, N.; Van Spilbeeck, A.; Blekman, F.; Blyweert, S.; D'Hondt, J.; Daci, N.; Heracleous, N.; Keaveney, J.; Lowette, S.; Maes, M.; Olbrechts, A.; Python, Q.; Strom, D.; Tavernier, S.; Van Doninck, W.; Van Mulders, P.; Van Onsem, G. P.; Villella, I.; Caillol, C.; Clerbaux, B.; De Lentdecker, G.; Dobur, D.; Favart, L.; Gay, A. P. R.; Grebenyuk, A.; Léonard, A.; Mohammadi, A.; Perniè, L.; Randle-conde, A.; Reis, T.; Seva, T.; Thomas, L.; Vander Velde, C.; Vanlaer, P.; Wang, J.; Zenoni, F.; Adler, V.; Beernaert, K.; Benucci, L.; Cimmino, A.; Costantini, S.; Crucy, S.; Dildick, S.; Fagot, A.; Garcia, G.; Mccartin, J.; Ocampo Rios, A. A.; Ryckbosch, D.; Salva Diblen, S.; Sigamani, M.; Strobbe, N.; Thyssen, F.; Tytgat, M.; Yazgan, E.; Zaganidis, N.; Basegmez, S.; Beluffi, C.; Bruno, G.; Castello, R.; Caudron, A.; Ceard, L.; Da Silveira, G. G.; Delaere, C.; du Pree, T.; Favart, D.; Forthomme, L.; Giammanco, A.; Hollar, J.; Jafari, A.; Jez, P.; Komm, M.; Lemaitre, V.; Nuttens, C.; Pagano, D.; Perrini, L.; Pin, A.; Piotrzkowski, K.; Popov, A.; Quertenmont, L.; Selvaggi, M.; Vidal Marono, M.; Vizan Garcia, J. M.; Beliy, N.; Caebergs, T.; Daubie, E.; Hammad, G. H.; Aldá Júnior, W. L.; Alves, G. A.; Brito, L.; Correa Martins Junior, M.; Dos Reis Martins, T.; Mora Herrera, C.; Pol, M. E.; Rebello Teles, P.; Carvalho, W.; Chinellato, J.; Custódio, A.; Da Costa, E. M.; De Jesus Damiao, D.; De Oliveira Martins, C.; Fonseca De Souza, S.; Malbouisson, H.; Matos Figueiredo, D.; Mundim, L.; Nogima, H.; Prado Da Silva, W. L.; Santaolalla, J.; Santoro, A.; Sznajder, A.; Tonelli Manganote, E. J.; Vilela Pereira, A.; Bernardes, C. A.; Dogra, S.; Fernandez Perez Tomei, T. R.; Gregores, E. M.; Mercadante, P. G.; Novaes, S. F.; Padula, Sandra S.; Aleksandrov, A.; Genchev, V.; Hadjiiska, R.; Iaydjiev, P.; Marinov, A.; Piperov, S.; Rodozov, M.; Sultanov, G.; Vutova, M.; Dimitrov, A.; Glushkov, I.; Litov, L.; Pavlov, B.; Petkov, P.; Bian, J. G.; Chen, G. M.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, M.; Cheng, T.; Du, R.; Jiang, C. H.; Plestina, R.; Romeo, F.; Tao, J.; Wang, Z.; Asawatangtrakuldee, C.; Ban, Y.; Li, Q.; Liu, S.; Mao, Y.; Qian, S. J.; Wang, D.; Zou, W.; Avila, C.; Cabrera, A.; Chaparro Sierra, L. F.; Florez, C.; Gomez, J. P.; Gomez Moreno, B.; Sanabria, J. C.; Godinovic, N.; Lelas, D.; Polic, D.; Puljak, I.; Antunovic, Z.; Kovac, M.; Brigljevic, V.; Kadija, K.; Luetic, J.; Mekterovic, D.; Sudic, L.; Attikis, A.; Mavromanolakis, G.; Mousa, J.; Nicolaou, C.; Ptochos, F.; Razis, P. A.; Bodlak, M.; Finger, M.; Finger, M.; Assran, Y.; Elgammal, S.; Mahmoud, M. A.; Radi, A.; Kadastik, M.; Murumaa, M.; Raidal, M.; Tiko, A.; Eerola, P.; Fedi, G.; Voutilainen, M.; Härkönen, J.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Kortelainen, M. J.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Peltola, T.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuovinen, E.; Wendland, L.; Talvitie, J.; Tuuva, T.; Besancon, M.; Couderc, F.; Dejardin, M.; Denegri, D.; Fabbro, B.; Faure, J. L.; Favaro, C.; Ferri, F.; Ganjour, S.; Givernaud, A.; Gras, P.; Hamel de Monchenault, G.; Jarry, P.; Locci, E.; Malcles, J.; Rander, J.; Rosowsky, A.; Titov, M.; Baffioni, S.; Beaudette, F.; Busson, P.; Charlot, C.; Dahms, T.; Dalchenko, M.; Dobrzynski, L.; Filipovic, N.; Florent, A.; Granier de Cassagnac, R.; Mastrolorenzo, L.; Miné, P.; Mironov, C.; Naranjo, I. N.; Nguyen, M.; Ochando, C.; Paganini, P.; Regnard, S.; Salerno, R.; Sauvan, J. B.; Sirois, Y.; Veelken, C.; Yilmaz, Y.; Zabi, A.; Agram, J.-L.; Andrea, J.; Aubin, A.; Bloch, D.; Brom, J.-M.; Chabert, E. C.; Collard, C.; Conte, E.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Gelé, D.; Goerlach, U.; Goetzmann, C.; Le Bihan, A.-C.; Skovpen, K.; Van Hove, P.; Gadrat, S.; Beauceron, S.; Beaupere, N.; Boudoul, G.; Bouvier, E.; Brochet, S.; Carrillo Montoya, C. A.; Chasserat, J.; Chierici, R.; Contardo, D.; Depasse, P.; El Mamouni, H.; Fan, J.; Fay, J.; Gascon, S.; Gouzevitch, M.; Ille, B.; Kurca, T.; Lethuillier, M.; Mirabito, L.; Perries, S.; Ruiz Alvarez, J. D.; Sabes, D.; Sgandurra, L.; Sordini, V.; Vander Donckt, M.; Verdier, P.; Viret, S.; Xiao, H.

    2015-03-01

    A search is performed for long-lived particles that decay into final states that include a pair of electrons or a pair of muons. The experimental signature is a distinctive topology consisting of a pair of charged leptons originating from a displaced secondary vertex. Events corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.6 (20.5 ) fb-1 in the electron (muon) channel were collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC in proton-proton collisions at ?{s }=8 TeV . No significant excess is observed above standard model expectations. Upper limits on the product of the cross section and branching fraction of such a signal are presented as a function of the long-lived particle's mean proper decay length. The limits are presented in an approximately model-independent way, allowing them to be applied to a wide class of models yielding the above topology. Over much of the investigated parameter space, the limits obtained are the most stringent to date. In the specific case of a model in which a Higgs boson in the mass range 125 - 1000 GeV /c2 decays into a pair of long-lived neutral bosons in the mass range 20 - 350 GeV /c2 , each of which can then decay to dileptons, the upper limits obtained are typically in the range 0.2-10 fb for mean proper decay lengths of the long-lived particles in the range 0.01-100 cm. In the case of the lowest Higgs mass considered (125 GeV /c2 ), the limits are in the range 2-50 fb. These limits are sensitive to Higgs boson branching fractions as low as 1 0-4.

  5. Study os associated production of an electron and jets in the UA1 experiment: search for the top quark

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    We attempt to find evidence for top quark production in proton-antiproton interactions at 630 GeV center of mass energy. We use the semi-leptonic decay signature: presence of a high transverse energy electron accompanied by jets. The rate and the properties of the events originating from the known processes and from the misidentified-hadron background are estimated, the former using Monte-Carlo algorithms fitted to real data, the latter by an original method based on the data themselves. A good agreement is observed between these predictions and the data. This allows us to set limits on the QCD top quark production cross-section and the top quark mass. We obtain, for an ''average'' theoretical cross-section, that this mass should be greater than 38 GeV, at the 95% confidence level; the systematic experimental uncertainties on this limit are about 4 GeV. This improves the present limit of 23.3 GeV. Beside this, we show that if the top quark mass is of the order of, or greater than, the W mass, there is a perfectly clear signature of its production, and we study the peculiar kinematics and dynamics relevant to this case. Using the measurement of the lepton pair production cross-sections via W and Z boson decays, we show that it is possible, in principle, to set an upper limit on the top quark mass, but that, in practice, the present knowledge of the proton structure functions is too poor to allow us to set such a limit

  6. Search for new physics in high mass electron-positron events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Aaltonen, T.; Abulencia, A.; Adelman, J.; Affolder, Anthony Allen; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, Michael G.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, Dante E.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; Annovi, A. /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara

    2007-07-01

    We report the results of a search for a narrow resonance in electron-positron events in the invariant mass range of 150-950 GeV/c{sup 2} using 1.3 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collision data at {radical}s=1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab. No significant evidence of such a resonance is observed and we interpret the results to exclude the standard model-like Z{prime} with a mass below 923 GeV/c{sup 2} and the Randall-Sundrum graviton with a mass below 807 GeV/c{sup 2} for k/{bar M}{sub pl} = 0.1, both at the 95% confidence level. Combining with di-photon data excludes the Randall-Sundrum graviton for masses below 889 GeV/c{sup 2} for k/{bar M}{sub pl} = 0.1

  7. A novel precision measurement of muon g - 2 and EDM at J-PARC

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    We propose a new experiment to measure the muon anomalous magnetic moment g - 2 and electric dipole moment with a novel technique called ultra-slow muon beam at J-PARC. Precision measurement of these dipole moments plays an important role in fundamental physics to search for a new physics beynd standard model. The concept of the experiment and its current status is described.

  8. -Decay and the electric dipole moment: Searches for time-reversal violation in radioactive nuclei and atoms

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    H W Wilschut; U Dammalapati; D J Van Der Hoek; K Jungmann; W Kruithof; C J G Onderwater; B Santra; P D Shidling; L Willmann

    2010-07-01

    One of the greatest successes of the Standard Model of particle physics is the explanation of time-reversal violation (TRV) in heavy mesons. It also implies that TRV is immeasurably small in normal nuclear matter. However, unifying models beyond the Standard Model predict TRV to be within reach of measurement in nuclei and atoms, thus opening an important window to search for new physics. We will discuss two complementary experiments sensitive to TRV: Correlations in the -decay of 21Na and the search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) in radium.

  9. Analysis of Influence of micro-EDM Parameters on MRR, TWR and Ra in Machining Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy

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    Mohammed Sarvar Rasheed

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In the micro-machining and MEMS industry, micro-Electrical discharge machining (?-EDM is an important process. In this paper, the Taguchi design approach has been employed to investigate the micro-EDM parameters in order to achieve the highest Material Removal Rate (MRR, good surface quality and low Tool Wear Rate (TWR while machining Ni-Ti based Shape Memory Alloy (SMA. Based on these investigations, it has been observed that MRR is highly influenced by capacitance, discharge voltage and depends upon electrode material. TWR and Ra were found to be better at low energy levels. Tungsten electrode is recommended for better surface roughness and brass electrode for better MRR. SEM images have been used to observe the dimensional accuracy of micro-holes produced.

  10. Systematics in a measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment using trapped molecular ions

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    Grau, Matt; Cossel, Kevin; Cairncross, William; Gresh, Dan; Zhou, Yan; Ye, Jun; Cornell, Eric

    2015-05-01

    A precision measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment (EDM) has important implications for physics beyond the Standard Model. Trapped molecular ions offer high sensitivity in such an experiment because of the large effective electric fields and long coherence times that are possible. Our experiment uses Ramsey spectroscopy of HfF+ ions in a linear RF trap with rotating bias fields, achieving coherence times beyond 1 second for 1000 trapped ions. Compared to other electron EDM experiments that use molecular beams, we will be sensitive to a different class of systematic errors. In this work we investigate systematic errors arising from all fields involved in the experiment, including the trapping and polarizing electric fields, magnetic field gradients, and motional effects such as geometric phases. This work was supported by NIST and NSF.

  11. Search for a heavy gauge boson W' in the final state with an electron and large missing transverse energy in pp collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; Bergauer, Thomas; Dragicevic, Marko; Erö, Janos; Fabjan, Christian; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hammer, Josef; Haensel, Stephan; Hartl, Christian; Hoch, Michael; Hörmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Kasieczka, Gregor; Kiesenhofer, Wolfgang; Krammer, Manfred; Liko, Dietrich; Mikulec, Ivan; Pernicka, Manfred; Rohringer, Herbert; Schöfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Taurok, Anton; Teischinger, Florian; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Walzel, Gerhard; Widl, Edmund; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Benucci, Leonardo; Cerny, Karel; De Wolf, Eddi A.; Janssen, Xavier; Maes, Thomas; Mucibello, Luca; Ochesanu, Silvia; Roland, Benoit; Rougny, Romain; Selvaggi, Michele; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Adler, Volker; Beauceron, Stephanie; Blekman, Freya; Blyweert, Stijn; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Devroede, Olivier; Gonzalez Suarez, Rebeca; Kalogeropoulos, Alexis; Maes, Joris; Maes, Michael; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Villella, Ilaria; Charaf, Otman; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Dero, Vincent; Gay, Arnaud; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Hreus, Tomas; Marage, Pierre Edouard; Thomas, Laurent; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Wickens, John; Costantini, Silvia; Grunewald, Martin; Klein, Benjamin; Marinov, Andrey; Mccartin, Joseph; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Thyssen, Filip; Tytgat, Michael; Vanelderen, Lukas; Verwilligen, Piet; Walsh, Sinead; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Bruno, Giacomo; Caudron, Julien; Ceard, Ludivine; De Favereau De Jeneret, Jerome; Delaere, Christophe; Demin, Pavel; Favart, Denis; Giammanco, Andrea; Grégoire, Ghislain; Hollar, Jonathan; Lemaitre, Vincent; Liao, Junhui; Militaru, Otilia; Ovyn, Severine; Pagano, Davide; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Schul, Nicolas; Beliy, Nikita; Caebergs, Thierry; Daubie, Evelyne; Alves, Gilvan; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; Pol, Maria Elena; Henrique Gomes E Souza, Moacyr; Carvalho, Wagner; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Oguri, Vitor; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santoro, Alberto; Silva Do Amaral, Sheila Mara; Sznajder, Andre; De Almeida Dias, Flavia; Ferreira Dias, Marco Andre; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Da Cunha Marinho, Franciole; Novaes, Sergio F.; Padula, Sandra; Darmenov, Nikolay; Dimitrov, Lubomir; Genchev, Vladimir; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Stoykova, Stefka; Sultanov, Georgi; Tcholakov, Vanio; Trayanov, Rumen; Vankov, Ivan; Dyulendarova, Milena; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Kozhuharov, Venelin; Litov, Leander; Marinova, Evelina; Mateev, Matey; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Liang, Dong; Liang, Song; Wang, Jian; Wang, Jian; Wang, Xianyou; Wang, Zheng; Xu, Ming; Yang, Min; Zang, Jingjing; Zhang, Zhen; Ban, Yong; Guo, Shuang; Guo, Yifei; Li, Wenbo; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Teng, Haiyun; Zhang, Linlin; Zhu, Bo; Zou, Wei; Cabrera, Andrés; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Osorio Oliveros, Andres Felipe; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Lelas, Karlo; Plestina, Roko; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Antunovic, Zeljko; Dzelalija, Mile; Brigljevic, Vuko; Duric, Senka; Kadija, Kreso; Morovic, Srecko; Attikis, Alexandros; Galanti, Mario; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A.; Rykaczewski, Hans; Assran, Yasser; Mahmoud, Mohammed; Hektor, Andi; Kadastik, Mario; Kannike, Kristjan; Müntel, Mait; Raidal, Martti; Rebane, Liis; Azzolini, Virginia; Eerola, Paula; Czellar, Sandor; Härkönen, Jaakko; Heikkinen, Mika Aatos; Karimäki, Veikko; Kinnunen, Ritva; Klem, Jukka; Kortelainen, Matti J.; Lampén, Tapio; Lassila-Perini, Kati; Lehti, Sami; Lindén, Tomas; Luukka, Panja-Riina; Mäenpää, Teppo; Tuominen, Eija; Tuominiemi, Jorma; Tuovinen, Esa; Ungaro, Donatella; Wendland, Lauri; Banzuzi, Kukka; Korpela, Arja; Tuuva, Tuure; Sillou, Daniel; Besancon, Marc; Choudhury, Somnath; Dejardin, Marc; Denegri, Daniel; Fabbro, Bernard; Faure, Jean-Louis; Ferri, Federico; Ganjour, Serguei; Gentit, François-Xavier; Givernaud, Alain; Gras, Philippe; Hamel de Monchenault, Gautier; Jarry, Patrick; Locci, Elizabeth; Malcles, Julie; Marionneau, Matthieu; Millischer, Laurent; Rander, John; Rosowsky, André; Shreyber, Irina; Titov, Maksym; Verrecchia, Patrice; Baffioni, Stephanie; Beaudette, Florian; Bianchini, Lorenzo

    2011-01-01

    A search for a heavy gauge boson W' has been conducted by the CMS experiment at the LHC in the decay channel with an electron and large transverse energy imbalance, using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. No excess above standard model expectations is seen in the transverse mass distribution of the electron-(missing E_T) system. Assuming standard-model-like couplings and decay branching fractions, a W' boson with a mass less than 1.36 TeV/$c^2$ is excluded at 95% confidence level.

  12. Search for a heavy gauge boson $W$ ' in the final state with an electron and large missing transverse energy in $pp$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV

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    Khachatryan, Vardan [Yerevan Physics Inst. (Armenia); et al.

    2011-03-01

    A search for a heavy gauge boson W' has been conducted by the CMS experiment at the LHC in the decay channel with an electron and large transverse energy imbalance, using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. No excess above standard model expectations is seen in the transverse mass distribution of the electron-(missing E_T) system. Assuming standard-model-like couplings and decay branching fractions, a W' boson with a mass less than 1.36 TeV/c^2 is excluded at 95% confidence level.

  13. A measurement of hadron production cross sections for the simulation of accelerator neutrino beams and a search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino oscillations in the delta m**2 about equals 1-eV**2 region

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    Schmitz, David W.; /Columbia U.

    2008-01-01

    A measurement of hadron production cross-sections for the simulation of accelerator neutrino beams and a search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the {Delta}m{sup 2} {approx} 1 eV{sup 2} region. This dissertation presents measurements from two different high energy physics experiments with a very strong connection: the Hadron Production (HARP) experiment located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment (Mini-BooNE) located at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.

  14. Integrated Management Systems and Workflow-Based Electronic Document Management: An Empirical Study

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    Pho, Hang Thu; Tambo, Torben

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Many global organizations have aligned their strategy and operation via the ISO-based framework of integrated management system (IMS) that allows them to merge quality, environment, health and safety management systems. In such context, having a robust electronic document management system (EDMS) is essential, especially at global enterprises where a large amount of documents generated by processes flows through different work cultures. However, there is no "one-size-fits-all" design fo...

  15. Demonstration of a Cold Atom Fountain Electron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment

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    Amini, Jason M.; Munger Jr., Charles T.; Gould, Harvey

    2006-01-01

    A Cs fountain electron electric dipole moment (EDM) experiment using electric-field quantization is demonstrated. With magnetic fields reduced to 200 pT or less, the electric field lifts the degeneracy between hyperfine levels of different|mF| and, along with the slow beam and fountain geometry, suppresses systematics from motional magnetic fields. Transitions are induced and the atoms polarized and analyzed in field-free regions. The feasibility of reaching a sensitivity to...

  16. A measurement of the Hg geometric phase in the nEDM experiment

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    Full text: An improved experiment searching for the neutron electric dipole moment is currently being commissioned at the new high-intensity ultracold neutron (UCN) source at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland. Due to the increased UCN density, the statistical sensitivity is improved to a level of 5 x 10-27 ecm. With the expected increase in sensitivity, a better control of systematic effects is necessary. One important issue arises from the mercury co-magnetometer, which is used to monitor the magnetic field: the geometric phase effect. Motional magnetic fields occurring in the rest frame of the Hg atoms lead to a false effect. The idea of a measurement of this false effect and preliminary results will be presented. (author)

  17. EDM measurement in 129Xe atom using dual active feedback nuclear spin maser

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    Sato, T.; Ichikawa, Y.; Ohtomo, Y.; Sakamoto, Y.; Kojima, S.; Funayama, C.; Suzuki, T.; Chikamori, M.; Hikota, E.; Tsuchiya, M.; Furukawa, T.; Yoshimi, A.; Bidinosti, C. P.; Ino, T.; Ueno, H.; Matsuo, Y.; Fukuyama, T.; Asahi, K.

    2015-04-01

    The technique of an active nuclear spin maser is adopted in the search for electric dipole moment in a diamagnetic atom 129Xe. In order to reduce systematic uncertainties arising from long-term drifts of the external magnetic field and from the contact interaction between longitudinal polarized Rb atoms and 129Xe spin, a 3He comagnetometer with a double-cell geometry was employed. The remaining shift, which turned out to show some correlation with the cell temperature, was mitigated by stabilizing the cell temperature. As a result, the frequency drift of the 129Xe maser was reduced from 12 mHz to 700 ?Hz, and the determination precision of frequency of 8.7 nHz was obtained for a 2×104 s measurement time using the double-cell geometry cell.

  18. Managing Systematic Errors in a Polarimeter for the Storage Ring EDM Experiment

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    The EDDA plastic scintillator detector system at the Cooler Synchrotron (COSY) has been used to demonstrate that it is possible using a thick target at the edge of the circulating beam to meet the requirements for a polarimeter to be used in the search for an electric dipole moment on the proton or deuteron. Emphasizing elastic and low Q-value reactions leads to large analyzing powers and, along with thick targets, to efficiencies near 1%. Using only information obtained comparing count rates for oppositely vector-polarized beam states and a calibration of the sensitivity of the polarimeter to rate and geometric changes, the contribution of systematic errors can be suppressed below the level of one part per million.

  19. Experimental investigation on material migration phenomena in micro-EDM of reaction-bonded silicon carbide

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    Material migration between tool electrode and workpiece material in micro electrical discharge machining of reaction-bonded silicon carbide was experimentally investigated. The microstructural changes of workpiece and tungsten tool electrode were examined using scanning electron microscopy, cross sectional transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray under various voltage, capacitance and carbon nanofibre concentration in the dielectric fluid. Results show that tungsten is deposited intensively inside the discharge-induced craters on the RB-SiC surface as amorphous structure forming micro particles, and on flat surface region as a thin interdiffusion layer of poly-crystalline structure. Deposition of carbon element on tool electrode was detected, indicating possible material migration to the tool electrode from workpiece material, carbon nanofibres and dielectric oil. Material deposition rate was found to be strongly affected by workpiece surface roughness, voltage and capacitance of the electrical discharge circuit. Carbon nanofibre addition in the dielectric at a suitable concentration significantly reduced the material deposition rate.

  20. Numerical study of the dielectric liquid around an electrical discharge generated vapor bubble in ultrasonic assisted EDM.

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    Shervani-Tabar, Mohammad T; Mobadersany, Nima

    2013-07-01

    In electrical discharge machining due to the electrical current, very small bubbles are created in the dielectric fluid between the tool and the workpiece. Increase of the number of bubbles and their growth in size generate a single bubble. The bubble has an important role in electrical discharge machining. In this paper the effect of ultrasonic vibration of the tool and the velocity fields and pressure distribution in the dielectric fluid around the bubble in the process of electrical discharge machining are studied numerically. The boundary integral equation method is applied for the numerical solution of the problem. It is shown that ultrasonic vibration of the tool has great influence on the evolution of the bubble, fluid behavior and the efficiency of the machining in EDM. At the last stages of the collapse phase of the bubble, a liquid jet develops on the bubble which has different shapes. Due to the different cases, and a high pressure region appears just near the jet of the bubble. Also the fluid particles have the highest relative velocity just near the liquid jet of the bubble. PMID:23490015

  1. Search for electric dipole moment in 129Xe atom using active nuclear spin maser

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    Ichikawa Y.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available An experimental search for an electric dipole moment in the diamagnetic atom 129Xe is in progress through the precision measurement of spin precession frequency using an active nuclear spin maser. A 3He comagnetometer has been incorporated into the active spin maser system in order to cancel out the long-term drifts in the external magnetic field. Also, a double-cell geometry has been adopted in order to suppress the frequency shifts due to interaction with polarized Rb atoms. The first EDM measurement with the 129Xe active spin maser and the 3He comagnetometer has been conducted.

  2. Search Cloud

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    ... www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cloud.html Search Cloud To use the sharing features on this page, ... of Top 110 zoloft Share the MedlinePlus search cloud with your users by embedding our search cloud ...

  3. Investigação no contexto brasileiro sobre gestão do conhecimento/aprendizagem/tecnologia de informação: pesquisa realizada na Scientific Electronic Library Online Research in Brazilian context about knowledge management / learning / information technology: search conducted in Scientific Electronic Library Online

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    Wagner Igarashi

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    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga a produção científica sobre gestão do conhecimento/aprendizagem/tecnologia de informação por meio de pesquisa na Scientific Electronic Library Online. Primeiro de tudo, foram encontrados 194 artigos que abordavam esses termos separadamente. Num segundo momento, dos 194 artigos foram selecionados 49 que tratavam da gestão do conhecimento organizacional, enfocando o processo e o nível de aprendizagem e utilizando ferramentas de tecnologia de informação. Nestes 49 artigos foi aplicada a classificação de aprendizagem proposta por Pawlowsky, Forslin e Reinhardt (2003, o que possibilitou selecionar oito artigos que apresentavam um maior número de ocorrências relativas à classificação. Por fim, esses oito artigos foram mapeados, constatando-se que a gestão do conhecimento organizacional se refere a um processo de mudança cultural, e que a aprendizagem é um elemento essencial a ser apoiado por ferramentas de tecnologia de informação. Essa constatação possibilitou ainda o entendimento de que (i a tecnologia de informação pode auxiliar na gestão do conhecimento como um todo (alavancando, conduzindo e direcionando, e (ii de que é necessário adaptar a tecnologia de informação ao contexto organizacional.This article investigates the scientific production of knowledge management/learning/technology of information, through search carried out in the Scientific Electronic Library Online. Initially, we analyzed 194 articles that discuss the terms individually and selected 49 articles that addressed the management of organizational knowledge, focusing on the process and the level of organizational learning and the use of information technology tools. In these 49 articles, the classification proposed by Pawlowsky et al. (2003 about organizational learning has been applied. This procedure allowed the selection of 8 articles, which had a higher number of incidents relating to the classification. Finally, these 8 articles were mapped and, as a result, it was found that the perception that the organizational knowledge management refers to a process of cultural change and that learning is a key element to be supported by information technology tools has been confirmed. These conclusions allowed the following understandings: i the possibility of information technology assists in the management of knowledge as a whole (lever, leads and directs, and (ii the need to adapt the information technology to the organizational context.

  4. Investigação no contexto brasileiro sobre gestão do conhecimento/aprendizagem/tecnologia de informação: pesquisa realizada na Scientific Electronic Library Online / Research in Brazilian context about knowledge management / learning / information technology: search conducted in Scientific Electronic Library Online

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    Wagner, Igarashi; Deisy Cristina Corrêa, Igarashi; Eleonora Milano Falcão, Vieira; José Leomar, Todesco.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga a produção científica sobre gestão do conhecimento/aprendizagem/tecnologia de informação por meio de pesquisa na Scientific Electronic Library Online. Primeiro de tudo, foram encontrados 194 artigos que abordavam esses termos separadamente. Num segundo momento, dos 194 artigos [...] foram selecionados 49 que tratavam da gestão do conhecimento organizacional, enfocando o processo e o nível de aprendizagem e utilizando ferramentas de tecnologia de informação. Nestes 49 artigos foi aplicada a classificação de aprendizagem proposta por Pawlowsky, Forslin e Reinhardt (2003), o que possibilitou selecionar oito artigos que apresentavam um maior número de ocorrências relativas à classificação. Por fim, esses oito artigos foram mapeados, constatando-se que a gestão do conhecimento organizacional se refere a um processo de mudança cultural, e que a aprendizagem é um elemento essencial a ser apoiado por ferramentas de tecnologia de informação. Essa constatação possibilitou ainda o entendimento de que (i) a tecnologia de informação pode auxiliar na gestão do conhecimento como um todo (alavancando, conduzindo e direcionando), e (ii) de que é necessário adaptar a tecnologia de informação ao contexto organizacional. Abstract in english This article investigates the scientific production of knowledge management/learning/technology of information, through search carried out in the Scientific Electronic Library Online. Initially, we analyzed 194 articles that discuss the terms individually and selected 49 articles that addressed the [...] management of organizational knowledge, focusing on the process and the level of organizational learning and the use of information technology tools. In these 49 articles, the classification proposed by Pawlowsky et al. (2003) about organizational learning has been applied. This procedure allowed the selection of 8 articles, which had a higher number of incidents relating to the classification. Finally, these 8 articles were mapped and, as a result, it was found that the perception that the organizational knowledge management refers to a process of cultural change and that learning is a key element to be supported by information technology tools has been confirmed. These conclusions allowed the following understandings: i) the possibility of information technology assists in the management of knowledge as a whole (lever, leads and directs), and (ii) the need to adapt the information technology to the organizational context.

  5. Strong P invariance, neutron EDM and minimal Left-Right parity at LHC

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    Maiezza, Alessio

    2014-01-01

    In the minimal Left-Right model the choice of left-right symmetry is twofold: either generalized parity $\\mathcal P$ or charge conjugation $\\mathcal C$. In the minimal model with spontaneously broken strict $\\mathcal P$, a large tree-level contribution to strong CP violation can be computed in terms of the spontaneous phase $\\alpha$. Searches for the neutron electric dipole moments then constrain the size of $\\alpha$. Following the latest update on indirect CP violation in the kaon sector, a bound on $W_R$ mass at $20 \\text{ TeV}$ is set. Possible ways out of this bound, either by an additional relaxation mechanism or explicit breaking of $\\mathcal P$ are considered. To this end, the chiral loop of the neutron electric dipole moment at next-to-leading order is re-computed and provides an estimate of the weak contribution. Combining this constraint with other CP violating observables in the kaon sector allows for $M_{W_R} \\gtrsim 3 \\text{ TeV}$. On the other hand, $\\mathcal C$-symmetry is free from such constr...

  6. The CP violation structure of nucleon from QCD ?--term and color-EDM

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    The most general and consistent with QCD description of CP-odd structure of nucleon is obtained in the framework of Chiral Perturbation Theory (?PT). The goal is to reduce the theoretical uncertainties of phenomenological approaches and to obtain a more precise description of static properties of nucleon which also are an input for CP-odd properties of nuclei. This is better suitable to the analyses of results of nuclear high precision measurements program. In order to search for hints of physics beyond Standard Model (SM), this program is looking for tiny deviations from SM predictions or measuring very small observables. In the case of Electric Dipole Moments of nucleons, SM predictions are far below the current experimental limits, but at the reach of new physics predictions as for the ?-QCD source for strong CP-violation. The ?PT is a theory for the physics below MQCD scale where the underlining degrees of freedom are not manifested and in the case of SU(2) sector one has effective degrees of freedom of pions and nucleons instead of quarks and gluons degrees of freedom . Following QCD principles ?PT organizes the interactions in order of decreasing importance: the chiral expansion. The properties of nucleon are evaluated up to sub-leading order in chiral expansion. At the leading order the contribution to Electric Dipole Form Factor of nucleon is pure isovector and it gives rise to null contribution to Electric Dipole Moment of deuteron. The isoscalar contribution appears at sub-leading order. In the case of Electric Dipole Moment of deuteron the CP-odd ?N contribution stemming from ?--term has an expected size of |dd| -4?- e fm. The Schiff moment of nucleon is also obtained. (author)

  7. Comparison of Residual Stresses in Inconel 718 Simple Parts Made by Electron Beam Melting and Direct Laser Metal Sintering

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    Sochalski-Kolbus, L. M.; Payzant, E. A.; Cornwell, P. A.; Watkins, T. R.; Babu, S. S.; Dehoff, R. R.; Lorenz, M.; Ovchinnikova, O.; Duty, C.

    2015-03-01

    Residual stress profiles were mapped using neutron diffraction in two simple prism builds of Inconel 718: one fabricated with electron beam melting (EBM) and the other with direct laser metal sintering. Spatially indexed stress-free cubes were obtained by electrical discharge machining (EDM) equivalent prisms of similar shape. The (311) interplanar spacings from the EDM sectioned sample were compared to the interplanar spacings calculated to fulfill stress and moment balance. We have shown that applying stress and moment balance is a necessary supplement to the measurements for the stress-free cubes with respect to accurate stress calculations in additively manufactured components. In addition, our work has shown that residual stresses in electron beam melted parts are much smaller than that of direct laser metal sintered parts most likely due to the powder preheating step in the EBM process.

  8. Comparison of residual stresses in Inconel 718 simple parts made by electron beam melting and direct laser metal sintering

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    Kolbus, Lindsay M [ORNL; Payzant, E Andrew [ORNL; Cornwell, Paris A [ORNL; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; Babu, Sudarsanam Suresh [ORNL; Dehoff, Ryan R [ORNL; Duty, Chad E [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Residual stress profiles were mapped using neutron diffraction in two simple prism builds of Inconel 718: one fabricated with electron beam melting and the other with direct laser sintering. Spatially indexed stress-free cubes were obtained by EDM sectioning equivalent prisms of similar shape. The (311) interplanar spacing examined for the EDM sectioned sample was compared to the interplanar spacings calculated to fulfill force and moment balance. We have shown that Applying force and moment balance is a necessary supplement to the measurements for the stress-free cubes with respect to accurate stress calculations in additively manufactured components. In addition, our work has shown that residual stresses in electron beam melting parts are much smaller than that of direct laser metal sintering parts.

  9. Search Patterns

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    Morville, Peter

    2010-01-01

    What people are saying about Search Patterns "Search Patterns is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen." --Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google "I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world." --Dan Roam, author, The Back of the Napkin (Portfolio Hardcover) "Search Patterns is a playful guide to the practical concerns of search interface design. It cont

  10. Clustering search

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    Alexandre César Muniz de Oliveira; Antonio Augusto Chaves; Luiz Antonio Nogueira Lorena

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the Clustering Search (CS) as a new hybrid metaheuristic, which works in conjunction with other metaheuristics, managing the implementation of local search algorithms for optimization problems. Usually the local search is costly and should be used only in promising regions of the search space. The CS assists in the discovery of these regions by dividing the search space into clusters. The CS and its applications are reviewed and a case study for a problem of capacitated cl...

  11. Archiving requirements for electronic pharmaceutical manufacturing documents and associated executable software.

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    Quinn, T

    1994-01-01

    Many pharmaceutical manufacturers are currently evaluating the feasibility of electronic batch record (EBR) and electronic document management (EDM) systems. Considerable effort has been invested in the design of the batch record files and electronic signature devices and procedures. Much less consideration has been given to the potential need for pharmaceutical manufacturers to be able to re-create the operational software environment necessary to review archived documents at some future date. The paper discusses methods, policies, and equipment that can be used to fulfill this function. PMID:7850453

  12. Numerical study on the splitting of a vapor bubble in the ultrasonic assisted EDM process with the curved tool and workpiece.

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    Shervani-Tabar, M T; Seyed-Sadjadi, M H; Shabgard, M R

    2013-01-01

    Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a powerful and modern method of machining. In the EDM process, a vapor bubble is generated between the tool and the workpiece in the dielectric liquid due to an electrical discharge. In this process dynamic behavior of the vapor bubble affects machining process. Vibration of the tool surface affects bubble behavior and consequently affects material removal rate (MRR). In this paper, dynamic behavior of the vapor bubble in an ultrasonic assisted EDM process after the appearance of the necking phenomenon is investigated. It is noteworthy that necking phenomenon occurs when the bubble takes the shape of an hour-glass. After the appearance of the necking phenomenon, the vapor bubble splits into two parts and two liquid jets are developed on the boundaries of the upper and lower parts of the vapor bubble. The liquid jet developed on the upper part of the bubble impinges to the tool and the liquid jet developed on the lower part of the bubble impinges to the workpiece. These liquid jets cause evacuation of debris from the gap between the tool and the workpiece and also cause erosion of the workpiece and the tool. Curved tool and workpiece affect the shape and the velocity of the liquid jets during splitting of the vapor bubble. In this paper dynamics of the vapor bubble after its splitting near the curved tool and workpiece is investigated in three cases. In the first case surfaces of the tool and the workpiece are flat, in the second case surfaces of the tool and the workpiece are convex and in the third case surfaces of the tool and workpiece are concave. Numerical results show that in the third case, the velocity of liquid jets which are developed on the boundaries of the upper and lower parts of the vapor bubble after its splitting have the highest magnitude and their shape are broader than the other cases. PMID:22784706

  13. Optimization of MRR in EDM Process with Different Job Material i.e Stainless Steel and Cast Iron by Taguchi Method.

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    Dr. D.C. Roy

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Electro discharge machining (EDM has been recognized as an efficient method of producing dies and machining of hard material such as ceramics and high strength metal matrix composites for the modern metal industry (1. In this process the metal are remove through melting or vaporization of job metal by high frequency spark discharge. Although in this process the metal removal rate is lower than the other nonconventional machining process. But the dimensional accuracy is higher than the other process and more complex shape can be produce generally composite material are fascinated as thy exhibit exceptional mechanical and physical properties such as high strength, high hardness, and high density at elevated temperature. For this extra ordinary behavior it has wide range of application on the metal industries like aerospace, dies or mould making industries, automobiles industries etc. The metal removal rate (M.R.R. and surface smoothness not only depend on the selection of tool material also depend on the number of input parameter (such-input current, voltage, spindle speed, duty factor, dielectric medium, job metal property (conductivity ,hardness, strength, density etc.,machine condition and machining condition(machine performances, temperature, depth of cut or area of cut etc.. It is most difficult to select machining condition for optimal performances due to large number of parameters and inherent complexity of material removal mechanism taking place in EDM process. In the present work, the experiments were conducted using Taguchi L9 orthogonal approach, to ascertain the effect of EDM process parameters on material removal rate (MRR of stain less steel and cast iron by using tool material such copper and graphite.

  14. Experimental constraints on the coupling of the Higgs boson to electrons

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    Altmannshofer, Wolfgang; Schmaltz, Martin

    2015-01-01

    In the standard model (SM), the coupling of the Higgs boson to electrons is real and very small, proportional to the electron mass. New physics could significantly modify both real and imaginary parts of this coupling. We discuss experiments which are sensitive to the Higgs-electron coupling and derive the current bounds on new physics contributing to this coupling. The strongest constraint follows from the ACME bound on the electron electric dipole moment (EDM). We calculate the full analytic two-loop result for the electron EDM and show that it bounds the imaginary part of the Higgs-electron coupling to be less than 1.7 x 10^-2 times the SM electron Yukawa coupling. Deviations of the real part are much less constrained. We discuss bounds from Higgs decays, resonant Higgs production at electron colliders, Higgs mediated B -> e^+ e^- decays, and the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron. Currently, the strongest constraint comes from h -> e^+ e^- at the LHC, bounding the coupling to be less than ~600 time...

  15. Search for WW and WZ resonances decaying to electron, missing E(T), and two jets in pp collisions at square root(s) = 1.96??TeV.

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    Antos, J; Apollinari, G.; Barbaro-Galtieri, A.; Barria, P.; Bedeschi, F.; Bellinger, J.; Benjamin, D.(Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC, U.S.A.); Blocker, C.; Bortoletto, D.; Brubaker, E.; Bussey, P.(SUPA - School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K.); S. Camarda(DESY, Hamburg and Zeuthen, Germany); Campanelli, M.; CAMPBELL, M; Chiarelli, G.

    2010-01-01

    Using data from 2.9??fb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, we search for resonances decaying into a pair of on-shell gauge bosons, WW or WZ, where one W decays into an electron and a neutrino, and the other boson decays into two jets. We observed no statistically significant excess above the expected standard model background, and we set cross section limits at 95% confidence level on G* (Randall-Sundrum graviton), Z', and W' bosons. By comparing ...

  16. Search for a new charged heavy vector boson decaying to an electron-neutrino pair in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV

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    Kim, Jieun

    2005-06-01

    We present results on a search for a heavy charged vector boson, W', decaying to an electron-neutrino pair in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 205 pb{sup -1}. We found no evidence of this decay channel, and set 95% confidence level limits on the production cross section times branching fraction assuming the light neutrino. We also set the limit on the W' boson mass at M{sub W'} > 788 GeV/c{sup 2}, assuming the standard model strength couplings.

  17. First look at proton--proton collision data at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV in preparation for a search for squarks and gluinos in events with missing transverse energy, jets, and an isolated electron or muon.

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    This note presents a distribution of the transverse mass in events with an isolated electron or muon, at least four jets, and significant missing transverse energy. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 6.6 pb$^{-1}$ of proton--proton collisions taken at a centre-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The analysis is carried out in preparation for a search for squarks and gluinos in the same final state.

  18. Upgrade of laser and electron beam welding database

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    Furman, Magdalena

    2014-01-01

    The main purpose of this project was to fix existing issues and update the existing database holding parameters of laser-beam and electron-beam welding machines. Moreover, the database had to be extended to hold the data for the new machines that arrived recently at the workshop. As a solution - the database had to be migrated to Oracle framework, the new user interface (using APEX) had to be designed and implemented with the integration with the CERN web services (EDMS, Phonebook, JMT, CDD and EDH).

  19. Searches for new physics

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    The CERN p bar p Collider has been the first accelerator to operate in a completely new energy domain, reaching center-of-mass energies an order of magnitude larger than those previously available with the intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) at CERN, or with the Positron-Electron Tandem Ring Accelerator (PETRA) at DESY and the Positron-Electron Project (PEP) at SLAC. Naturally there has been great interest in the searches for new physics in this virgin territory. Theorists have approached these searches from either or both of two rival points of view. Either they have had an a priori prejudice as to what new physics should be searched for, and what its signatures should be, or they have tried to interpret a posteriori some experimental observations. The basic building-blocks of new physics in the 100 GeV energy domain are jets j, charged leptons l, photons ?, and missing transverse energy ET. Therefore searches have been conducted in channels which are combinations of these elements. It also shows some of the main a priori theoretical prejudices which can be explored in each of these channels. The layout of the rest of this paper is as follows. There are sections discussing each of the major prejudices: the Standard Model supersymmetry; extra gauge degrees of freedom; composite models; and other possibilities. Each of these sections contains a description of the motivations and characteristics of the new physics to be searched for, followed by a review of the searches made up to now at the CERN p bar p Collider. Finally, it summarizes the lessons to be learnt so far from searches for new physics at the CERN p bar p Collider, and previews some of the prospects for the next rounds of collider searches at CERN and FNAL

  20. Search Combinators

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    Schrijvers, Tom; Wuille, Pieter; Samulowitz, Horst; Stuckey, Peter J

    2012-01-01

    The ability to model search in a constraint solver can be an essential asset for solving combinatorial problems. However, existing infrastructure for defining search heuristics is often inadequate. Either modeling capabilities are extremely limited or users are faced with a general-purpose programming language whose features are not tailored towards writing search heuristics. As a result, major improvements in performance may remain unexplored. This article introduces search combinators, a lightweight and solver-independent method that bridges the gap between a conceptually simple modeling language for search (high-level, functional and naturally compositional) and an efficient implementation (low-level, imperative and highly non-modular). By allowing the user to define application-tailored search strategies from a small set of primitives, search combinators effectively provide a rich domain-specific language (DSL) for modeling search to the user. Remarkably, this DSL comes at a low implementation cost to the...

  1. Study of the motion of electrons in non polar classical liquids. Measurement of Hall effect and f.i.r. search for low energy traps. Progress report

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    Progress is reported on experiments aimed at the measurement of the Hall mobility of injected electrons in classical non polar insulating liquids and the optical absorption associated with electrons captured by shallow traps in the liquefied rare gases. Theoretical work aimed at a better understanding of the trapping kinetics of electrons by SF6 and O2 dissolved in rare gas liquids was also carried out. Its conclusion is that the electric field dependence of the trapping probability can be explained, basically without adjustable parameters, by considering the Poole-Frenkel-Schotky ionization of the excited state of the traps. From the analysis of published data on the motion of electrons in liquid ethane it is tentatively concluded that at low temperatures the trapping of electrons in the liquid involves a Jahn-Teller like distortion of a single ethane molecule while at higher temperatures it is necessary to consider a small molecular cluster, possibly made up of 2 molecules

  2. Clustering search

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    Alexandre César Muniz de, Oliveira; Antonio Augusto, Chaves; Luiz Antonio Nogueira, Lorena.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the Clustering Search (CS) as a new hybrid metaheuristic, which works in conjunction with other metaheuristics, managing the implementation of local search algorithms for optimization problems. Usually the local search is costly and should be used only in promising regions of the [...] search space. The CS assists in the discovery of these regions by dividing the search space into clusters. The CS and its applications are reviewed and a case study for a problem of capacitated clustering is presented.

  3. Cancellations Between Two-Loop Contributions to the Electron Electric Dipole Moment with a CP-Violating Higgs Sector.

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    Bian, Ligong; Liu, Tao; Shu, Jing

    2015-07-10

    We present a class of cancellation conditions for suppressing the total contributions of Barr-Zee diagrams to the electron electric dipole moment (eEDM). Such a cancellation is of particular significance after the new eEDM upper limit was released by the ACME Collaboration, which strongly constrains the allowed magnitude of CP violation in Higgs couplings and hence the feasibility of electroweak baryogenesis (EWBG). Explicitly, if both the CP-odd Higgs-photon-photon (Z boson) and the CP-odd Higgs-electron-positron couplings are turned on, a cancellation may occur either between the contributions of a CP-mixing Higgs boson, with the other Higgs bosons being decoupled, or between the contributions of CP-even and CP-odd Higgs bosons. With a cancellation, large CP violation in the Higgs sector is still allowed, yielding successful EWBG. The reopened parameter regions would be probed by future neutron, mercury EDM measurements, and direct measurements of Higgs CP properties at the Large Hadron Collider Run II and future colliders. PMID:26207461

  4. Cancellations Between Two-Loop Contributions to the Electron Electric Dipole Moment with a C P -Violating Higgs Sector

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    Bian, Ligong; Liu, Tao; Shu, Jing

    2015-07-01

    We present a class of cancellation conditions for suppressing the total contributions of Barr-Zee diagrams to the electron electric dipole moment (eEDM). Such a cancellation is of particular significance after the new eEDM upper limit was released by the ACME Collaboration, which strongly constrains the allowed magnitude of C P violation in Higgs couplings and hence the feasibility of electroweak baryogenesis (EWBG). Explicitly, if both the C P -odd Higgs-photon-photon (Z boson) and the C P -odd Higgs-electron-positron couplings are turned on, a cancellation may occur either between the contributions of a C P -mixing Higgs boson, with the other Higgs bosons being decoupled, or between the contributions of C P -even and C P -odd Higgs bosons. With a cancellation, large C P violation in the Higgs sector is still allowed, yielding successful EWBG. The reopened parameter regions would be probed by future neutron, mercury EDM measurements, and direct measurements of Higgs C P properties at the Large Hadron Collider Run II and future colliders.

  5. Flushing Ring for EDM

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    Earwood, L.

    1985-01-01

    Removing debris more quickly lowers cutting time. Operation, cutting oil and pressurized air supplied to ring placed around workpiece. Air forces oil through small holes and agitates oil as it flows over workpiece. High flow rate and agitation dislodge and remove debris. Electrical discharge removes material from workpiece faster.

  6. Test results from the MEGA experiment: A search for the rare decay of the muon to an electron and a gamma ray

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    This thesis reports on recent progress of the MEGA experiment. MEGA is the latest in a series of muon decay experiments at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. The primary goal of the group is to look for the lepton family number violating decay mode of ?+ ? e+? with a branching ratio sensitivity of 3 x 10-13. The experiment employs an innovative two-arm magnetic spectrometer, where photons are converted into e+e- pairs within thin sheets of lead. This design maximizes rate capability, retains large solid angle, and suppresses the background to below experimental sensitivity. Both arms of the MEGA detector are state-of-the-art in design. The high-rate, low mass cylindrical MWPCs used in the positron arm are especially challenging. The fabrication of these chambers required many technical innovations, including precision-machined ceramic spacers, thin, inflatable cathode foils, and circular garlands made from annealed glass fibers. After several years of detector development, MEGA conducted a test run in 1990, where prototypes of various detector components were successfully tested in beam. A trial ? ? e? search was also conducted. Results from the positron chamber tests verified performance expectations in most respects. Within the limits of the tests, position and momentum resolutions are in good agreement with Monte Carlo simulations. The trial e? search provided a much needed opportunity to test the detector system as a whole. No serious problems were uncovered in the search, which reached a sensitivity of 2.3 x 10-7 in less than a day's running with an incomplete detector system severely limited in acceptance and efficiency. From these results, it is projected that a sensitivity of 5 x 10-12 will be reached in 1992, to be improved to 3 x 10-13 in 1993--94

  7. Are search committees really searching?

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    Hoffmeir, Patricia A

    2003-02-01

    Academic chair searches are admittedly a labor-intensive process, but they are made more difficult and often lead to less-than-optimal outcomes because search committees spend their time "advertising," "looking," but not truly searching for academic chairs. At the onset, certain "realities" must be acknowledged, including (1) understanding that unless your organization is renowned in the specialty for which you are conducting the search, candidates won't be pounding at your door for a job, (2) searches that fail to include an overall assessment of the department in question are likely to miss the mark, (3) chairs must have demonstrated not only clinical expertise but also business savvy, (4) the best candidate is not necessarily someone who is already a department chair, (5) when it comes to chair searches, it's a buyer's market, and (6) the search process is inextricably linked to the success of the search. Key to the process of conducting an academic chair search are the judicious formation of the search committee; committee members' willingness to do their homework, attend all committee meeting, and keep the committee's activities confidential; crafting, not revising, the current job description for the open chair position; interviewing viable candidates rather than all candidates and adhering to a coordinated interviewing process; and evaluating internal and external candidates according to the same parameters. PMID:12584089

  8. The North Carolina State University Libraries Search Experience: Usability Testing Tabbed Search Interfaces for Academic Libraries

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    Teague-Rector, Susan; Ballard, Angela; Pauley, Susan K.

    2011-01-01

    Creating a learnable, effective, and user-friendly library Web site hinges on providing easy access to search. Designing a search interface for academic libraries can be particularly challenging given the complexity and range of searchable library collections, such as bibliographic databases, electronic journals, and article search silos. Library…

  9. Search for high mass resonances decaying into electron-positron pairs in proton-proton collisions at {radical}(s)=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Goeringer, Christian

    2013-04-25

    The Standard Model of particle physics was developed to describe the fundamental particles, which form matter, and their interactions via the strong, electromagnetic and weak force. Although most measurements are described with high accuracy, some observations indicate that the Standard Model is incomplete. Numerous extensions were developed to solve these limitations. Several of these extensions predict heavy resonances, so-called Z' bosons, that can decay into an electron positron pair. The particle accelerator Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland was built to collide protons at unprecedented center-of-mass energies, namely 7 TeV in 2011. With the data set recorded in 2011 by the ATLAS detector, a large multi-purpose detector located at the LHC, the electron positron pair mass spectrum was measured up to high masses in the TeV range. The properties of electrons and the probability that other particles are mis-identified as electrons were studied in detail. Using the obtained information, a sophisticated Standard Model expectation was derived with data-driven methods and Monte Carlo simulations. In the comparison of the measurement with the expectation, no significant deviations from the Standard Model expectations were observed. Therefore exclusion limits for several Standard Model extensions were calculated. For example, Sequential Standard Model (SSM) Z' bosons with masses below 2.10 TeV were excluded with 95% Confidence Level (C.L.).

  10. Search for high mass resonances decaying into electron-positron pairs in proton-proton collisions at ?(s)=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    The Standard Model of particle physics was developed to describe the fundamental particles, which form matter, and their interactions via the strong, electromagnetic and weak force. Although most measurements are described with high accuracy, some observations indicate that the Standard Model is incomplete. Numerous extensions were developed to solve these limitations. Several of these extensions predict heavy resonances, so-called Z' bosons, that can decay into an electron positron pair. The particle accelerator Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland was built to collide protons at unprecedented center-of-mass energies, namely 7 TeV in 2011. With the data set recorded in 2011 by the ATLAS detector, a large multi-purpose detector located at the LHC, the electron positron pair mass spectrum was measured up to high masses in the TeV range. The properties of electrons and the probability that other particles are mis-identified as electrons were studied in detail. Using the obtained information, a sophisticated Standard Model expectation was derived with data-driven methods and Monte Carlo simulations. In the comparison of the measurement with the expectation, no significant deviations from the Standard Model expectations were observed. Therefore exclusion limits for several Standard Model extensions were calculated. For example, Sequential Standard Model (SSM) Z' bosons with masses below 2.10 TeV were excluded with 95% Confidence Level (C.L.).

  11. Search for W-prime boson decaying to electron-neutrino pairs in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Abulencia, A.; Adelman, J.; Affolder, T.; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, M.G.; Ambrose, D.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; Annovi, A.; /Taiwan, Inst. Phys.

    2006-11-01

    The authors present the results of a search for W{prime} boson decaying to electron-neutrino pairs in p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, using a data sample corresponding to 205 pb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab. They observe no evidence for this decay mode and set limits on the production cross section times branching fraction, assuming the neutrinos from W{prime} boson decays to be light. If they assume the manifest left-right symmetric model, they exclude a W{prime} boson with mass less than 788 GeV/c{sup 2} at the 95% confidence level.

  12. Search for $WW$ and $WZ$ resonances decaying to electron, missing $E_T$, and two jets in $p\\bar{p}$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV

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    Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Adelman, J.; /Chicago U., EFI; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Appel, J.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U. /Waseda U.

    2010-04-01

    Using data from 2.9 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, we search for resonances decaying into a pair of on-shell gauge bosons, WW or WZ, where one W decays into an electron and a neutrino, and the other boson decays into two jets. We observed no statistically significant excess above the expected standard model background, and we set cross section limits at 95% confidence level on G* (Randall-Sundrum graviton), Z{prime}, and W{prime} bosons. By comparing these limits to theoretical cross sections, mass exclusion regions for the three particles are derived. The mass exclusion regions for Z{prime} and W{prime} are further evaluated as a function of their gauge coupling strength.

  13. Searching for a New Way to Reach Patrons: A Search Engine Optimization Pilot Project at Binghamton University Libraries

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    Rushton, Erin E.; Kelehan, Martha Daisy; Strong, Marcy A.

    2008-01-01

    Search engine use is one of the most popular online activities. According to a recent OCLC report, nearly all students start their electronic research using a search engine instead of the library Web site. Instead of viewing search engines as competition, however, librarians at Binghamton University Libraries decided to employ search engine…

  14. Experimental search for the permanent electric dipole moment of an Na atom using special capacitor in the shape of Dewar flask

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    You, Pei-Lin

    2010-01-01

    Since the time of Rutherford it was commonly believed that with no electric field, the nucleus of an atom is at the centre of the electron cloud, so that all kinds of atoms do not have permanent electric dipole moment (EDM). In the fact, the idea is untested hypothesis. Using two special capacitors containing Sodium vapor we find the electric susceptibility Xe of Na atoms is directly proportional to its density N, and inversely to the absolute temperature T, as polar molecules. Xe=A+B/T, where A is approximately to zero, B=126.6 (K) and N=1.49*1020 m-3. A ground state neutral Na atom has a large permanent EDM: d( Na)=1.28*10-8e.cm. The non-zero observation of EDM in any non-degenerate system will be a direct proof of time-reversal violation in nature, and new example of CP violation occurred in Na atoms. We work out the most linear Stark shift of Na atoms is only 0.0033nm, and so its linear Stark effect has not been observed till now! The experimental Na material with purity 0.9995 is supplied by Strem Chemic...

  15. Search for direct top squark pair production in final states with one electron or muon using 21 fb-1 of ATLAS data

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    This article presents latest results of the search for top squark pair production in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in ?s = 8 TeV pp collisions using L=21 fb-1 of data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Two top squark decay scenarios are considered: (a) to a top quark and a long-lived undetected neutral particle (LSP), (b) to a bottom quark and a chargino, where the chargino decays via an on- or off-shell W boson to the LSP. The analysis also employs a new dedicated shape-fit method to target the challenging parameter region where m(t-bar) is close to the kinematic boundary m(t)+m(LS P). (authors)

  16. Search for Higgs boson production in trilepton and like-charge electron-muon final states with the D0 detector.

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    Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B.S.; Kup?o, Alexander; Lokají?ek, Miloš

    2013-01-01

    Ro?. 88, ?. 5 (2013), "052009-1"-"052009-14". ISSN 1550-7998 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG12006 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : anti-p p * interaction * neutral particle * Higgs particle * coupling * electron * muon * dilepton * same sign * final state * D0 * Fermilab Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders Impact factor: 4.864, year: 2013

  17. CMS Higgs Search in 2011 and 2012 data: candidate ZZ event (8 TeV) with two electrons and two muons

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    McCauley, T

    2012-01-01

    Event recorded with the CMS detector in 2012 at a proton-proton centre of mass energy of 8 TeV. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of the SM Higgs boson to a pair of Z bosons, one of which subsequently decays to a pair of electrons (green lines and green towers) and the other Z decays to a pair of muons (red lines). The event could also be due to known standard model background processes.

  18. Electron-Tunneling Magnetometer

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    Kaiser, William J.; Kenny, Thomas W.; Waltman, Steven B.

    1993-01-01

    Electron-tunneling magnetometer is conceptual solid-state device operating at room temperature, yet offers sensitivity comparable to state-of-art magnetometers such as flux gates, search coils, and optically pumped magnetometers, with greatly reduced volume, power consumption, electronics requirements, and manufacturing cost. Micromachined from silicon wafer, and uses tunneling displacement transducer to detect magnetic forces on cantilever-supported current loop.

  19. Search for long-lived particles that decay into final states containing two electrons or two muons in proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; Bergauer, Thomas; Dragicevic, Marko; Erö, Janos; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hartl, Christian; Hörmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Kiesenhofer, Wolfgang; Knünz, Valentin; Krammer, Manfred; Krätschmer, Ilse; Liko, Dietrich; Mikulec, Ivan; Rabady, Dinyar; Rahbaran, Babak; Rohringer, Herbert; Schöfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Treberer-Treberspurg, Wolfgang; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Alderweireldt, Sara; Bansal, Monika; Bansal, Sunil; Cornelis, Tom; De Wolf, Eddi A; Janssen, Xavier; Knutsson, Albert; Lauwers, Jasper; Luyckx, Sten; Ochesanu, Silvia; Rougny, Romain; Van De Klundert, Merijn; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Blekman, Freya; Blyweert, Stijn; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Daci, Nadir; Heracleous, Natalie; Keaveney, James; Lowette, Steven; Maes, Michael; Olbrechts, Annik; Python, Quentin; Strom, Derek; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Villella, Ilaria; Caillol, Cécile; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Dobur, Didar; Favart, Laurent; Gay, Arnaud; Grebenyuk, Anastasia; Léonard, Alexandre; Mohammadi, Abdollah; Perniè, Luca; Randle-conde, Aidan; Reis, Thomas; Seva, Tomislav; Thomas, Laurent; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Wang, Jian; Zenoni, Florian; Adler, Volker; Beernaert, Kelly; Benucci, Leonardo; Cimmino, Anna; Costantini, Silvia; Crucy, Shannon; Dildick, Sven; Fagot, Alexis; Garcia, Guillaume; Mccartin, Joseph; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Salva Diblen, Sinem; Sigamani, Michael; Strobbe, Nadja; Thyssen, Filip; Tytgat, Michael; Yazgan, Efe; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Beluffi, Camille; Bruno, Giacomo; Castello, Roberto; Caudron, Adrien; Ceard, Ludivine; Da Silveira, Gustavo Gil; Delaere, Christophe; Du Pree, Tristan; Favart, Denis; Forthomme, Laurent; Giammanco, Andrea; Hollar, Jonathan; Jafari, Abideh; Jez, Pavel; Komm, Matthias; Lemaitre, Vincent; Nuttens, Claude; Pagano, Davide; Perrini, Lucia; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Popov, Andrey; Quertenmont, Loic; Selvaggi, Michele; Vidal Marono, Miguel; Vizan Garcia, Jesus Manuel; Beliy, Nikita; Caebergs, Thierry; Daubie, Evelyne; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Aldá Júnior, Walter Luiz; Alves, Gilvan; Brito, Lucas; Correa Martins Junior, Marcos; Dos Reis Martins, Thiago; Mora Herrera, Clemencia; Pol, Maria Elena; Rebello Teles, Patricia; Carvalho, Wagner; Chinellato, Jose; Custódio, Analu; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Malbouisson, Helena; Matos Figueiredo, Diego; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santaolalla, Javier; Santoro, Alberto; Sznajder, Andre; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson José; Vilela Pereira, Antonio; Bernardes, Cesar Augusto; Dogra, Sunil; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Mercadante, Pedro G; Novaes, Sergio F; Padula, Sandra; Aleksandrov, Aleksandar; Genchev, Vladimir; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Marinov, Andrey; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Sultanov, Georgi; Vutova, Mariana; Dimitrov, Anton; Glushkov, Ivan; Litov, Leander; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Chen, Mingshui; Cheng, Tongguang; Du, Ran; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Plestina, Roko; Romeo, Francesco; Tao, Junquan; Wang, Zheng; Asawatangtrakuldee, Chayanit; Ban, Yong; Li, Qiang; Liu, Shuai; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Wang, Dayong; Zou, Wei; Avila, Carlos; Cabrera, Andrés; Chaparro Sierra, Luisa Fernanda; Florez, Carlos; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Antunovic, Zeljko; Kovac, Marko; Brigljevic, Vuko; Kadija, Kreso; Luetic, Jelena; Mekterovic, Darko; Sudic, Lucija; Attikis, Alexandros; Mavromanolakis, Georgios; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A; Bodlak, Martin; Finger, Miroslav; Finger Jr, Michael; Assran, Yasser; Elgammal, Sherif; Mahmoud, Mohammed; Radi, Amr; Kadastik, Mario; Murumaa, Marion; Raidal, Martti; Tiko, Andres; Eerola, Paula; Fedi, Giacomo; Voutilainen, Mikko; Härkönen, Jaakko; Karimäki, Veikko; Kinnunen, Ritva; Kortelainen, Matti J; Lampén, Tapio; Lassila-Perini, Kati; Lehti, Sami; Lindén, Tomas; Luukka, Panja-Riina; Mäenpää, Teppo; Peltola, Timo; Tuominen, Eija; Tuominiemi, Jorma; Tuovinen, Esa; Wendland, Lauri; Talvitie, Joonas; Tuuva, Tuure

    2015-01-01

    A search is performed for long-lived particles that decay into final states that include a pair of electrons or a pair of muons. The experimental signature is a distinctive topology consisting of a pair of charge dleptons originating from a displaced secondary vertex. Events corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $19.6\\,(20.5)~\\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ in the electron (muon) channel were collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC in proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s} = 8~\\mathrm{TeV}$. No significant excess is observed above standard model expectations. Upper limits on the product of the cross section and branching fraction of such a signal are presented as a function of the long-lived particle's mean proper decay length. The limits are presented in an approximately model-independent way, allowing them to be applied to a wide class of models yielding the above topology. Over much of the investigated parameter space, the limits obtained are the most stringent to date. In the specific case of a model in w...

  20. Effective End Group Modification of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) with Functional Electron-Deficient Moieties for Performance Improvement in Polymer Solar Cell.

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    Chen, Chi-Min; Jen, Tzu-Hao; Chen, Show-An

    2015-09-23

    A series of end-functionalized poly(3-hexylthiophene)s (P3HTs) were synthesized by end-capping with electron-deficient moieties (EDMs, oxadiazole (OXD) and triazole (TAZ)) to prevent the negative influence of bromine chain ends in the common uncapped P3HT in polymer solar cell (PSC) applications. On the basis of the electron-withdrawing capability of the planar OXD end groups, P3HT-end-OXD relative to the uncapped P3HT exhibits a raised absorption coefficient, extended exciton lifetime, and increased crystalline order in the blend with PCBM, leading to an effectual improvement in photovoltaic parameters. However, P3HT-end-TAZ has an opposite result even worse than that of the uncapped P3HT, arising from bulky TAZ end groups. As a consequence, P3HT-end-OXD gives a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 4.24%, which is higher than those of the uncapped P3HT (3.28%) and P3HT-end-TAZ (0.50%). The result demonstrates that the EDM modification is a valuable method to tailor the structural defect of polymer chain ends. However, the efficacy is dependent on the structure of EDM. PMID:26302457