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  1. New Concepts in Fish Ladder Design, Volume III of IV, Assessment of Fishway Development and Design, 1982-1983 Final Report.

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    Powers, Patrick D.; Orsborn, John F.

    1985-08-01

    This volume covers the broad, though relatively short, historical basis for this project. The historical developments of certain design features, criteria and research activities are traced. Current design practices are summarized based on the results of an international survey and interviews with agency personnel and consultants. The fluid mechanics and hydraulics of fishway systems are discussed. Fishways (or fishpasses) can be classified in two ways: (1) on the basis of the method of water control (chutes, steps (ladders), or slots); and (2) on the basis of the degree and type of water control. This degree of control ranges from a natural waterfall to a totally artificial environment at a hatchery. Systematic procedures for analyzing fishways based on their configuration, species, and hydraulics are presented. Discussions of fish capabilities, energy expenditure, attraction flow, stress and other factors are included.

  2. Selectivity of fish ladders: a bottleneck in Neotropical fish movement

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    Carlos Sérgio Agostinho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Although dozens of fish ladders have been constructed at dams of Brazilian reservoirs, there are few studies evaluating their efficiency as a tool for the conservation of Neotropical ichthyofauna, especially for migratory species. Therefore, the present study evaluated the selectivity of the species that entered and ascended the fish ladder located next to Lajeado Dam (Luis Eduardo Magalhães Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Tocantins River. Samples were taken monthly from November, 2002 through October, 2003, in the resting pools of the ladder, using cast nets, and in the downstream stretch, using gillnets. The selectivity of the ladder in attracting fish was evaluated by comparing the occurrence, relative abundance, dominance and the congruence of abundance ranks of migratory and non-migratory species in the ladder and in the stretch of river immediately downstream. Species richness and fish abundance in the resting pools were used to evaluate selectivity along the ladder. The effects on selectivity by temporal variations in water level downriver and maximum flow velocity in the fish ladder were also analyzed. Out of the 130 species recorded downriver, 62.3% were caught in the ladder, and migratory species were clearly favored. However, more than 2/3 of the catch belonged to only three species (Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Psectrogaster amazonica and Oxydoras niger. Although the majority of the species that entered the ladder were able to reach its top, there was a sharp reduction in abundance of individuals towards the top. Temporal variations in the water level below the dam influenced richness and abundance of fish concentrated downstream and in the ladder, with lower values during periods of low water. In the ladder, a maximum flow velocity of 2.3 m/s, although also selective, proved to be more appropriate for fish ascension than a velocity of 2.8 m/s. It was concluded that the entry and ascension of the fish in the ladder were not congruent with their proportions in the downriver stretch: fish samples in the ladder were clearly dominated by a few species, including some that do not need to be translocated. Thus, selectivity constitutes an important bottleneck to initiatives for translocating fish aimed at conserving their stocks or biodiversity. It is urgent to review the decision-making process for the construction of fish passages and to evaluate the functioning of those already operating.Dezenas de escadas de peixes foram construídas em barragens de reservatórios brasileiros, mas são raros os estudos acerca de suas eficiências como instrumentos de conservação da ictiofauna Neotropical, em especial de espécies migradoras. Neste contexto, o presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a seletividade específica no ingresso e ascensão de peixes na escada localizada junto à barragem de Lajeado (UHE Luis Eduardo Magalhães, rio Tocantins. Amostragens foram realizadas mensalmente de novembro de 2002 a outubro de 2003 nos tanques de descanso da escada, utilizando tarrafas, e no trecho a jusante, utilizando redes de espera. A avaliação da seletividade no ingresso da escada foi realizada através da comparação da ocorrência, abundância relativa, dominância e congruência dos ranks de abundância de espécies migradoras e não migradoras na escada e no trecho imediatamente a jusante. A riqueza e abundância específica nos diferentes tanques de descanso foram utilizadas para avaliar a seletividade ao longo da escada. Os efeitos das variações temporais do nível hidrométrico de jusante e da velocidade de fluxo na seletividade foram também analisados. Das 130 espécies registradas a jusante, 63,2% foram capturadas na escada, com claro favorecimento das espécies migradoras. Entretanto, mais de 2/3 das capturas pertenceram a apenas três espécies (Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Psectrogaster amazonica e Oxydoras niger. Embora a maioria das espécies que ingressa na escada possa alcançar seu topo, constatou-se uma redução pronunciada na abundância. Variações temporais no nível da água a jusante d

  3. Fish ladders: safe fish passage or hotspot for predation?

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    Angelo Antonio Agostinho

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Fish ladders are a strategy for conserving biodiversity, as they can provide connectivity between fragmented habitats and reduce predation on shoals that accumulate immediately below dams. Although the impact of predation downstream of reservoirs has been investigated, especially in juvenile salmonids during their downstream movements, nothing is known about predation on Neotropical fish in the attraction and containment areas commonly found in translocation facilities. This study analysed predation in a fish passage system at the Lajeado Dam on the Tocantins River in Brazil. The abundance, distribution, and the permanence (time spent of large predatory fish along the ladder, the injuries imposed by piranhas during passage and the presence of other vertebrate predators were investigated. From December 2002 to October 2003, sampling was conducted in four regions (downstream, along the ladder, in the forebay, and upstream of the reservoir using gillnets, cast nets and counts or visual observations. The captured fish were tagged with thread and beads, and any mutilations were registered. Fish, birds and dolphins were the main predator groups observed, with a predominance of the first two groups. The entrance to the ladder, in the downstream region, was the area with the highest number of large predators and was the only region with relevant non-fish vertebrates. The main predatory fish species were Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Hydrolycus armatus, and Serrasalmus rhombeus. Tagged individuals were detected predating along the ladder for up to 90 days. Mutilations caused by Serrasalmus attacks were noted in 36% of species and 4% of individuals at the top of the ladder. Our results suggested that the high density of fish in the restricted ladder environment, which is associated with injuries suffered along the ladder course and the presence of multiple predator groups with different predation strategies, transformed the fish corridor into a hotspot for predation.Passagens para peixes têm sido consideradas como estratégias para conservação da biodiversidade, visando além de assegurar os deslocamentos entre habitats fragmentados, atenuar a mortalidade por predação dos estratos populacionais que se concentram nos trechos imediatamente abaixo de barragens. Embora a mortalidade por predação no trecho a jusante de reservatórios tenha sido bem investigada, especialmente sobre os juvenis de salmonídeos em movimentos descendentes, nada se sabe acerca da predação de peixes neotropicais em áreas de atração e confinamento de peixes, eventos comuns a essas facilidades de transposição. Nesse estudo são analisados aspectos da predaç??o em um sistema de transposição de peixes (barragem de Lajeado, rio Tocantins, Brasil, buscando avaliar a abundância, a distribuição e o tempo de permanência de grandes peixes predadores na escada, as injúrias impostas por piranhas durante a passagem e a ocorrência de outros vertebrados predadores. Para isso foram realizadas amostragens a jusante, ao longo da escada, no trecho imediatamente acima da barragem e a montante do reservatório, utilizando redes de espera, tarrafas e contagens ou registros visuais durante o período de um ano (Novembro de 2002 a Outubro de 2003. Marcações com linha e missanga e registro de mutilações foram também realizados em concomitância. Peixes, aves, quelônios e cetáceos foram os principais grupos de predadores observados, com predomínio dos dois primeiros. A área nas imediações da entrada da escada, a jusante, foi a região com maior número de grandes predadores, sendo a única de relevância para vertebrados não peixes. Indivíduos marcados permaneceram na escada exercendo a piscivoria por até 90 dias. Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Hydrolycus armatus e Serrasalmus rhombeus foram os principais peixes predadores. Mutilações por ataques de Serrasalmus atingiram 36% das espécies e alcançaram 4% dos indivíduos no topo da escada. Os resultados sugerem que a alta densidade de peixes no ambiente restrito da escada, associada às inj

  4. New Concepts in Fish Ladder Design, Part I of IV, Summary Report, 1982-1984 Final Project Report.

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    Orsborn, John F.

    1985-08-01

    The report looks at the most active periods of fishway research since 1938 as background for a project to apply fundamental fluid and bio-mechanics to fishway design, and develop more cost effective fish passage facilities with primary application to small scale hydropower facilities. Also discussed are new concepts in fishway design, an assessment of fishway development and design, and an analysis of barriers to upstream migration. (ACR)

  5. Fish ladders: safe fish passage or hotspot for predation?

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    Angelo Antonio, Agostinho; Carlos Sergio, Agostinho; Fernando Mayer, Pelicice; Elineide Eugênio, Marques.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Passagens para peixes têm sido consideradas como estratégias para conservação da biodiversidade, visando além de assegurar os deslocamentos entre habitats fragmentados, atenuar a mortalidade por predação dos estratos populacionais que se concentram nos trechos imediatamente abaixo de barragens. Embo [...] ra a mortalidade por predação no trecho a jusante de reservatórios tenha sido bem investigada, especialmente sobre os juvenis de salmonídeos em movimentos descendentes, nada se sabe acerca da predação de peixes neotropicais em áreas de atração e confinamento de peixes, eventos comuns a essas facilidades de transposição. Nesse estudo são analisados aspectos da predação em um sistema de transposição de peixes (barragem de Lajeado, rio Tocantins, Brasil), buscando avaliar a abundância, a distribuição e o tempo de permanência de grandes peixes predadores na escada, as injúrias impostas por piranhas durante a passagem e a ocorrência de outros vertebrados predadores. Para isso foram realizadas amostragens a jusante, ao longo da escada, no trecho imediatamente acima da barragem e a montante do reservatório, utilizando redes de espera, tarrafas e contagens ou registros visuais durante o período de um ano (Novembro de 2002 a Outubro de 2003). Marcações com linha e missanga e registro de mutilações foram também realizados em concomitância. Peixes, aves, quelônios e cetáceos foram os principais grupos de predadores observados, com predomínio dos dois primeiros. A área nas imediações da entrada da escada, a jusante, foi a região com maior número de grandes predadores, sendo a única de relevância para vertebrados não peixes. Indivíduos marcados permaneceram na escada exercendo a piscivoria por até 90 dias. Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Hydrolycus armatus e Serrasalmus rhombeus foram os principais peixes predadores. Mutilações por ataques de Serrasalmus atingiram 36% das espécies e alcançaram 4% dos indivíduos no topo da escada. Os resultados sugerem que a alta densidade de peixes no ambiente restrito da escada, associada às injúrias sofridas no percurso e a presença de múltiplos predadores dotados de estratégias de predação variadas, transforme o corredor para passagem de peixes em um "hotspot" de predação Abstract in english Fish ladders are a strategy for conserving biodiversity, as they can provide connectivity between fragmented habitats and reduce predation on shoals that accumulate immediately below dams. Although the impact of predation downstream of reservoirs has been investigated, especially in juvenile salmoni [...] ds during their downstream movements, nothing is known about predation on Neotropical fish in the attraction and containment areas commonly found in translocation facilities. This study analysed predation in a fish passage system at the Lajeado Dam on the Tocantins River in Brazil. The abundance, distribution, and the permanence (time spent) of large predatory fish along the ladder, the injuries imposed by piranhas during passage and the presence of other vertebrate predators were investigated. From December 2002 to October 2003, sampling was conducted in four regions (downstream, along the ladder, in the forebay, and upstream of the reservoir) using gillnets, cast nets and counts or visual observations. The captured fish were tagged with thread and beads, and any mutilations were registered. Fish, birds and dolphins were the main predator groups observed, with a predominance of the first two groups. The entrance to the ladder, in the downstream region, was the area with the highest number of large predators and was the only region with relevant non-fish vertebrates. The main predatory fish species were Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Hydrolycus armatus, and Serrasalmus rhombeus. Tagged individuals were detected predating along the ladder for up to 90 days. Mutilations caused by Serrasalmus attacks were noted in 36% of species and 4% of individuals at the top of the ladder. Our results suggested that the high density of fish in the restricted ladd

  6. Movements of adult Atlantic salmon in relation to a hydroelectric dam and fish ladder

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    The movements of adult Atlantic salmon were recorded as they approached, entered and ascended the pool-and-orifice fish ladder at Pitlochry Dam, Scotland. Thirty-nine returning salmon were captured in the River Tummel by rod-and-line angling, radio-tagged and released near where they were caught. The subsequent movements of each fish were then monitored. An electronic fish counter collected additional data on movements of untagged fish past a fixed point in the ladder. Of the 39 fish that were radio-tagged, 29 individuals were recorded approaching and ascending the ladder. The remaining fish either did not approach the dam (three fish), approached the dam after detailed tracking had ended (two fish), were recaptured by anglers (three fish), or the radio tags failed (two fish). Salmon released earlier in the year delayed longer before first approaching the dam. Delays between first approaching the dam and ascent of the ladder were greater for fish that approached the dam earlier. The majority of salmon visited the ladder entrance more than once (maximum 10 visits) before ascending. Having entered, all but four salmon ascended the fish ladder successfully on their first attempt. The four individuals that failed to do so succeeded on their second attempt. The rate at which salmon ascended the ladder was related directly to temperature. The shortest ascent time of a radio-tagged salmon was 5.25 h. Movements of eight of 11 tagged fish through the ladder ceased with the onset of darkness but continued on the following morning. No radio-tagged fish entered the ladder at temperatures below 9oC. Similarly, few untagged fish were recorded ascending the ladder by the electronic fish counter at water temperatures below 8.5oC. Records from the fish counter indicated that 92% of upstream movements were made during daylight. (author)

  7. Ladder Arrangement Method for Stealth Design of Vivaldi Antenna Array

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    XiaoXiang He; SaiSai Huang; Teng Chen; Yang Yang

    2013-01-01

    A novel stealth design method for X-band Vivaldi antenna arrays is proposed in this paper by ladder arrangement along radiation direction. Two-element array, eight-element array, and 3 × 7-element array are investigated in this paper. S parameters, RCSs, and radiation patterns are studied, respectively. According to the ladder arrangement of Vivaldi antennas presented, 16.3?dBsm maximal RCS reduction is achieved with satisfied radiation performance. As simulated and measured, results demonstr...

  8. Selection of an experimental fish ladder located at the dam of the Itaipu Binacional, Paraná River, Brazil

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    Domingo Rodriguez, Fernandez; Angelo Antônio, Agostinho; Luis Mauricio, Bini.

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available A seleção específica de uma escada de peixes do tipo seqüência de tanques, com passagem de fundo (tipo weir and orifice), na barragem da hidrelétrica de Itaipu (rio Paraná), foi avaliada através de amostragens no rio a jusante (amostragem trimestral em 1997) e em dois pontos ao longo da escada (10 e [...] 27m de altura; nov/94 a jan/97 e nov/94 a fev/97, respectivamente). Das 65 espécies registradas no rio imediatamente a jusante da barragem, 27 foram capturadas na escada. As espécies com maior densidade na escada, em sua maioria migradoras, tiveram abundância moderada ou baixa a jusante. Entre as mais abundantes a jusante, apenas uma, não migradora, foi registrada na escada. A escada apresentou seleção negativa aos grandes pimelodídeos migradores que pode ser superada com a ampliação na escala do projeto. As amostragens evidenciaram baixa seletividade específica ao longo da escada, sendo seu modelo hidráulico satisfatório na atração e eficiente na ascensão de peixes. Abstract in english The specific selection of a weir and orifice type experimental fish ladder in the dam of the Itaipu Reservoir (Paraná River) was evaluated by samplings in the river downstream and at two points along the ladder (at heights of 10 m and 27 m) during 28 months. Among the 65 species recorded in the rive [...] r (immediate downstream of the dam), 27 were captured on the ladder. The species that showed highest density on the ladder, the majority migratory, were moderately, or only slightly, abundant downstream. Among the most abundant species downstream, only one, non-migratory, was recorded in the ladder. The structure presented a negative selection in relation to large migratory pimelodids that might be overcome by enlarging the scale of its design. The sampling demonstrated a moderate selection of species along the ladder and its hydraulic model proved satisfactory regarding the attraction and efficient ascent of the fishes.

  9. Utilization of the fish ladder at the Engenheiro Sergio Motta Dam, Brazil, by long distance migrating potamodromous species

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    Sérgio Makrakis

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of the fish ladder installed at the Engenheiro Sergio Motta Dam (also known as Porto Primavera on the Paraná River, Southern Brazil, by long-distance migrating potamodromous species (sampling Protocol I, and ascending and descending movements (Protocol II were evaluated. Three pools along the fish ladder (designated as lower, middle, and upper were sampled monthly between December, 2004 and March, 2005 to determine the abundance of species in the ladder. The ascending and descending movements of the species in the ladder were also analyzed in the same period. In the samples for both protocols, 37 species representing 17 families and 5 orders (Characiformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes, Gymnotiformes, and Myliobatiformes were recorded. Characiformes were represented by 21 species. Long- distance migratory species (11 species predominated in the ladder (60% of the total number of individuals, with high abundance of Rhinelepis aspera (5645 individuals. For protocol I, mean abundance varied greatly among the months and pools, with lowest values in December and March for all pools, and highest in January for the lower pool due to high capture of R. aspera. Fish abundance declined from the lower to the upper pool, especially for R. aspera and Rhaphiodon vulpinus. For Protocol II, 17 species were recorded ascending the ladder, where Astyanax altiparanae and Leporinus friderici were the most abundant species (684 and 111 individuals, respectively. However, 18 species showed descending movements, with high captures of Metynnis maculatus and A. altiparanae (339 and 319 individuals, respectively. Twelve species (52% moved in both directions, and among the seven migratory species sampled, four were recorded ascending and descending, and three species only ascending the ladder. The fish ladder appears to selectively favor species with high swimming capabilities. A discussion is presented on the requirements for future research on attraction to the fish ladder entrance, downstream movements, fish utilization of the ladder, and impacts on spawning and rearing habitat both upstream and downstream of the dam.A utilização da escada para peixes instalada na barragem Engenheiro Sergio Motta (também conhecida como Porto Primavera no rio Paraná, no sudeste do Brasil, por espécies potamódromas de longa distância (protocolo I e os movimentos ascendentes e descendentes (protocolo II foram avaliados. Três tanques ao longo da escada para peixes (denominados como foz, meio e tomada foram amostrados mensalmente entre dezembro de 2004 a março de 2005 para avaliar a abundância de espécies na escada. Os movimentos ascendentes e descendentes das espécies na escada foram analisados no mesmo período. Nas amostragens relativas aos protocolo I e II, foram capturadas 37 espécies representando 17 famílias e cinco ordens (Characiformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes, Gymnotiformes e Myliobatiformes. Os Characiformes foram representados por 21 espécies. Espécies migradoras de longa distância (11 espécies predominaram (60% do total, com maior abundância de Rhinelepis aspera (5645 indivíduos. A abundância média variou entre os meses e tanques para o protocolo I, com menores valores em dezembro e março para todos os tanques, e maiores em janeiro no tanque foz, devido a maior captura de R. aspera. A abundância de peixes diminuiu do tanque foz para o tanque tomada, especialmente para R. aspera e Rhaphiodon vulpinus. Nas capturas relativas ao protocolo II, foram capturadas 17 espécies ascendendo a escada: Astyanax altiparanae e Leporinus friderici foram as mais abundantes (com 684 e 111 indivíduos, respectivamente. Entretanto, 18 espécies apresentaram movimentos descendentes, com elevadas capturas de Metynnis maculatus e A. altiparanae (339 e 319 indivíduos, respectivamente. Doze espécies apresentaram movimentos ascendentes e descendentes na escada, e das sete espécies migradoras amostradas, quatro apresentaram movimentos para cima e para baixo, e três espécies somente subiram. Esta escada para peixes parece

  10. Fish passage post-construction issues: analysis of distribution, attraction and passage efficiency metrics at the Baguari Dam fish ladder to approach the problem

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    Luiz Gustavo Martins da Silva

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Fish passages are considered the oldest management tool used to minimize the impact of blocking fish migratory routes by hydroelectric power plants. However, fish passages are being installed without specific criteria in Brazil, with severe consequences to the conservation of the local fish fauna. Therefore, basic data gathered for fish passages already constructed could contribute to define operational rules, in addition to offer subsidies to decision-making and design of future facilities. Thus, the fish ladder of Baguari Dam was evaluated regarding temporal distribution, attraction, and ascension of the local fish fauna. A total of 20 fish samples were conducted immediately downstream of the dam and inside the fish ladder, from January 2010 to June 2011. Seasonal variation in fish abundance and richness was registered below the dam and inside the passage, with higher number of migratory fish in the reproductive season (Kruskall-Wallis, p = 0.04 and p = 0.05. Furthermore, higher concentration of migratory allochthonous and non-migratory species was registered for the spill bay (Wilcoxon, p = 0.009 and p = 0.006 compared to the tailrace, where the fish ladder entrance is located. This result suggests low efficiency of the attraction system of the mechanism during the reproductive period. Once entering the fish ladder, migratory species apparently ascend the facility due to the similar distribution throughout different stretches. Generally, the results showed that an operational rule for the Baguari Dam fish ladder should consider running the facility only during the reproductive period, unless the objectives of the passage are well defined. The attraction system must be more precisely evaluated, using technologies such as radiotelemetry. Similarly, fish ascension also should be better analyzed to evaluate the time spent to ascend and its influence in the reproductive biology of the species using the ladder. Pit-tag system could be used to approach this analysis. It is expected that the discussion of these results would be useful for companies of the energy sector and for environmental agencies in Brazil, subsidizing decisions related to the management of fish passages already installed and to the construction of new facilities in the country.As passagens ou sistemas de transposição de peixes são uma das ferramentas de manejo mais antigas utilizadas para minimizar o impacto do bloqueio de rota migratória de peixes pela implantação de barragens. Todavia, sua implantação tem sido realizada sem muito critério no Brasil, trazendo consequências muitas vezes graves à conservação da ictiofauna local. Por essa razão, dados básicos obtidos para as passagens de peixes em funcionamento podem contribuir para definição de sua regra operativa, além de subsidiar tomada de decisões e o design de futuros sistemas. Assim, a escada de peixes da UHE Baguari foi avaliada quanto à distribuição temporal, atração e subida da ictiofauna local. Foram realizadas 20 amostragens a jusante da barragem e no interior da escada de peixes entre janeiro de 2010 a junho de 2011. Observou-se variação sazonal na distribuição e riqueza de espécies de peixes a jusante da barragem e dentro da escada, sendo que as espécies migradoras foram registradas em maior abundância durante o período reprodutivo (Kruskall-Wallis, p = 0,04 e p = 0,05. Além disso, nesse mesmo período, maior concentração das espécies migradoras alóctones e não migradoras foi registrada para a bacia de dissipação da barragem (Wilcoxon, p = 0,009 e p = 0,006 quando comparado ao canal de fuga, local onde se encontra a entrada da escada. Isso sugere que a eficiência do sistema de atração do mecanismo não seja a esperada nesse período. Uma vez dentro da escada, aparentemente as espécies migradoras percorrem todo o mecanismo, distribuindo-se de forma similar ao longo de sua extensão. Em geral, os resultados obtidos demonstram que, aparentemente, a regra operativa da escada deva indicar seu funcionamento apenas no período reprodutiv

  11. Fish-ladders - future and new projects for prepared small HPP

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    During a long term preparation of the small HPP, the demonstration of our highest environmental tolerance is to propose the most suitable technical installation, so called the fish ladder in order to overcome barrier of intake structure in accordance with the needs and requires. (author)

  12. New Concepts in Fish Ladder Design, Volume II of IV, Results of Laboratory and Field Research on New Concepts in Weir and Pool Fishways, 1982-1984 Final Project Report.

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    Aaserude, Robert G.; Orsborn, John F.

    1985-08-01

    A comprehensive review of fishway design practice led to new design concepts that had previously been untested. This concept was based on the observation that fish can be stimulated to leap when presented with certain hydraulic conditions. A laboratory test program was conducted to develop this concept into a new fishway configuration. Field testing revealed that components of the new design improved fish passage. Verification of the initial premise that fish can be stimulated to leap needs further study.

  13. Fish ladder of Lajeado Dam: migrations on one-way routes?

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    Angelo Antônio Agostinho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Fish ladders are generally conceived to reestablish connectivity among critical habitats for migratory species, thus mitigating the impacts of the blockage of migration routes by dams. If this management tool is to be meaningful for conserving fish species, it must provide a fully permeable connection and assure both upward and downward movements. However, because reservoirs have very different hydrodynamics than the original river, it is expected that, at least in the inner area, they may constitute an additional barrier to this movement, especially for descending fish. Thus, the present study sought to determine if migratory fish and their offspring disperse downstream from the dam after ascending a ladder and spawning in the upper reaches of a basin. To achieve this purpose, we evaluated the limitation imposed by lentic areas to the descent of eggs, larvae and adults of migratory species; we also determined the abundance and composition of larvae present in the plankton near the dam, and compared the intensity of the upward and downward movements of adult fish. Samples of ichthyoplankton were taken upriver, inside the reservoir, in the river downstream from the dam, and in the forebay of the Lajeado Dam on the Tocantins River (Luis Eduardo Magalhães Hydroelectric Plant, from October, 1999 through September, 2004. The densities of fish ascending and descending the ladder were determined experimentally on eight occasions, from June, 2004 to March, 2005. Due to difficulties in identifying the true fish origin (up or down in the environments connected by the fish passage system, the evaluation of the distribution of migratory fish in reservoirs was based on the landings of the commercial fishery conducted along the Itaipu Reservoir during the four years preceding (2001 through 2003 the construction of the lateral channel (fish-passage mechanism. Fish eggs and larvae drifting down the Tocantins River did not appear in samples taken in the lower half of the reservoir; those found in water flowing through the spillways, turbines or fish ladder of Lajeado Dam belonged essentially to non-migratory clupeids that spawn in the inner part of the reservoir. In addition, results showed that in a reservoir with no fish-passage mechanism, migrants select habitats that still maintain riverine characteristics, in the upper parts of the impounded area. The downward movements are negligible compared to those upward, in the experiments conducted in the fish ladder. It is concluded, therefore, that the Lajeado fish ladder, and possibly those at other dams, is essentially a one-way route that promotes upstream movements of migrants, without the necessary return of adults or their offspring. Thus, the low permeability of the connections provided by these management tools can drastically increase the level of environmental impact that they were actually intended to reduce.Escadas de peixes são geralmente concebidas para restabelecer a conectividade entre habitats críticos de espécies migradoras, atenuando os impactos da interceptação de rotas de migração por barragens. Para que esse instrumento de manejo tenha significado na conservação das espécies é necessário que a permeabilidade dessa conexão seja ampla e que os movimentos ascendentes e descendentes sejam assegurados. Entretanto, como os reservatórios têm uma hidrodinâmica muito distinta do rio original, postula-se que, pelo menos em sua área mais interna ele possa se constituir em uma barreira adicional a esses movimentos, especialmente os descendentes. Assim, esse trabalho busca avaliar se peixes migradores e sua prole dispersam para os trechos abaixo da barragem após a transporem e desovar nos trechos altos da bacia. Com esse propósito, foi avaliado o grau de restrição oferecido pelas áreas lênticas de reservatórios aos deslocamentos descendentes de ovos, larvas e adultos de espécies migradoras, identificada a abundância e composição das larvas presentes no plâncton das imediações da barragem e comparada a intensidade dos movimentos as

  14. Fish passage post-construction issues: analysis of distribution, attraction and passage efficiency metrics at the Baguari Dam fish ladder to approach the problem

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    Luiz Gustavo Martins da, Silva; Lorena Bettinelli, Nogueira; Bruno Pereira, Maia; Lucas Borges de, Resende.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available As passagens ou sistemas de transposição de peixes são uma das ferramentas de manejo mais antigas utilizadas para minimizar o impacto do bloqueio de rota migratória de peixes pela implantação de barragens. Todavia, sua implantação tem sido realizada sem muito critério no Brasil, trazendo consequênci [...] as muitas vezes graves à conservação da ictiofauna local. Por essa razão, dados básicos obtidos para as passagens de peixes em funcionamento podem contribuir para definição de sua regra operativa, além de subsidiar tomada de decisões e o design de futuros sistemas. Assim, a escada de peixes da UHE Baguari foi avaliada quanto à distribuição temporal, atração e subida da ictiofauna local. Foram realizadas 20 amostragens a jusante da barragem e no interior da escada de peixes entre janeiro de 2010 a junho de 2011. Observou-se variação sazonal na distribuição e riqueza de espécies de peixes a jusante da barragem e dentro da escada, sendo que as espécies migradoras foram registradas em maior abundância durante o período reprodutivo (Kruskall-Wallis, p = 0,04 e p = 0,05). Além disso, nesse mesmo período, maior concentração das espécies migradoras alóctones e não migradoras foi registrada para a bacia de dissipação da barragem (Wilcoxon, p = 0,009 e p = 0,006) quando comparado ao canal de fuga, local onde se encontra a entrada da escada. Isso sugere que a eficiência do sistema de atração do mecanismo não seja a esperada nesse período. Uma vez dentro da escada, aparentemente as espécies migradoras percorrem todo o mecanismo, distribuindo-se de forma similar ao longo de sua extensão. Em geral, os resultados obtidos demonstram que, aparentemente, a regra operativa da escada deva indicar seu funcionamento apenas no período reprodutivo, ao menos até que os objetivos da transposição de peixes na UHE Baguari sejam de fato definidos. Já o sistema de atração da escada deverá ser avaliado de forma mais precisa, utilizando-se tecnologias como radiotelemetria. Da mesma forma, a subida dos peixes pela escada deve ser melhor analisada para se avaliar o tempo gasto e a influência desse período sobre a biologia reprodutiva dos peixes. O sistema de Pit-tag pode ser utilizado para realizar essa análise. Espera-se que a discussão das informações obtidas no presente trabalho possa ser utilizada pelas empresas do setor elétrico e órgãos ambientais para subsidiar decisões relacionadas ao manejo de sistemas de transposição de peixes já em funcionamento e à construção de novos empreendimentos. Abstract in english Fish passages are considered the oldest management tool used to minimize the impact of blocking fish migratory routes by hydroelectric power plants. However, fish passages are being installed without specific criteria in Brazil, with severe consequences to the conservation of the local fish fauna. T [...] herefore, basic data gathered for fish passages already constructed could contribute to define operational rules, in addition to offer subsidies to decision-making and design of future facilities. Thus, the fish ladder of Baguari Dam was evaluated regarding temporal distribution, attraction, and ascension of the local fish fauna. A total of 20 fish samples were conducted immediately downstream of the dam and inside the fish ladder, from January 2010 to June 2011. Seasonal variation in fish abundance and richness was registered below the dam and inside the passage, with higher number of migratory fish in the reproductive season (Kruskall-Wallis, p = 0.04 and p = 0.05). Furthermore, higher concentration of migratory allochthonous and non-migratory species was registered for the spill bay (Wilcoxon, p = 0.009 and p = 0.006) compared to the tailrace, where the fish ladder entrance is located. This result suggests low efficiency of the attraction system of the mechanism during the reproductive period. Once entering the fish ladder, migratory species apparently ascend the facility due to the similar distribution throughout different stretches. Generally, t

  15. Design and construction of double-sided silicon ladders for the L3 microvertex detector

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    The techniques used in the construction of the double-sided ladders for the L3 Silicon Microvertex Detector (SMD) are presented. The detector consists of two cylindrical layers, each of 12 ladders, with double-sided silicon detectors which provide r-phi and z coordinates measurements. This description includes ladder mechanical design and the assembly. A novel solution to readout the z-coordinates is presented. It optimizes very effectively the removal of heat generated by the readout electronics and minimizes the radiation length in the central region. Some results from the survey of the individual ladders are also discussed. (orig.)

  16. Utilization of the fish ladder at the Engenheiro Sergio Motta Dam, Brazil, by long distance migrating potamodromous species

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    Sérgio, Makrakis; Maristela Cavicchioli, Makrakis; Ricardo Luiz, Wagner; João Henrique Pinheiro, Dias; Luiz Carlos, Gomes.

    Full Text Available A utilização da escada para peixes instalada na barragem Engenheiro Sergio Motta (também conhecida como Porto Primavera) no rio Paraná, no sudeste do Brasil, por espécies potamódromas de longa distância (protocolo I) e os movimentos ascendentes e descendentes (protocolo II) foram avaliados. Três tan [...] ques ao longo da escada para peixes (denominados como foz, meio e tomada) foram amostrados mensalmente entre dezembro de 2004 a março de 2005 para avaliar a abundância de espécies na escada. Os movimentos ascendentes e descendentes das espécies na escada foram analisados no mesmo período. Nas amostragens relativas aos protocolo I e II, foram capturadas 37 espécies representando 17 famílias e cinco ordens (Characiformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes, Gymnotiformes e Myliobatiformes). Os Characiformes foram representados por 21 espécies. Espécies migradoras de longa distância (11 espécies) predominaram (60% do total), com maior abundância de Rhinelepis aspera (5645 indivíduos). A abundância média variou entre os meses e tanques para o protocolo I, com menores valores em dezembro e março para todos os tanques, e maiores em janeiro no tanque foz, devido a maior captura de R. aspera. A abundância de peixes diminuiu do tanque foz para o tanque tomada, especialmente para R. aspera e Rhaphiodon vulpinus. Nas capturas relativas ao protocolo II, foram capturadas 17 espécies ascendendo a escada: Astyanax altiparanae e Leporinus friderici foram as mais abundantes (com 684 e 111 indivíduos, respectivamente). Entretanto, 18 espécies apresentaram movimentos descendentes, com elevadas capturas de Metynnis maculatus e A. altiparanae (339 e 319 indivíduos, respectivamente). Doze espécies apresentaram movimentos ascendentes e descendentes na escada, e das sete espécies migradoras amostradas, quatro apresentaram movimentos para cima e para baixo, e três espécies somente subiram. Esta escada para peixes parece favorecer seletivamente espécies com elevada capacidade de natação. As necessidades de pesquisas futuras para elucidar sobre a atratividade da escada, movimentos descendentes, utilização da escada pelos peixes e os impactos sobre as áreas de reprodução e criadouros, ambos a montante e jusante da barragem, são discutidos. Abstract in english Utilization of the fish ladder installed at the Engenheiro Sergio Motta Dam (also known as Porto Primavera) on the Paraná River, Southern Brazil, by long-distance migrating potamodromous species (sampling Protocol I), and ascending and descending movements (Protocol II) were evaluated. Three pools a [...] long the fish ladder (designated as lower, middle, and upper) were sampled monthly between December, 2004 and March, 2005 to determine the abundance of species in the ladder. The ascending and descending movements of the species in the ladder were also analyzed in the same period. In the samples for both protocols, 37 species representing 17 families and 5 orders (Characiformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes, Gymnotiformes, and Myliobatiformes) were recorded. Characiformes were represented by 21 species. Long- distance migratory species (11 species) predominated in the ladder (60% of the total number of individuals), with high abundance of Rhinelepis aspera (5645 individuals). For protocol I, mean abundance varied greatly among the months and pools, with lowest values in December and March for all pools, and highest in January for the lower pool due to high capture of R. aspera. Fish abundance declined from the lower to the upper pool, especially for R. aspera and Rhaphiodon vulpinus. For Protocol II, 17 species were recorded ascending the ladder, where Astyanax altiparanae and Leporinus friderici were the most abundant species (684 and 111 individuals, respectively). However, 18 species showed descending movements, with high captures of Metynnis maculatus and A. altiparanae (339 and 319 individuals, respectively). Twelve species (52%) moved in both directions, and among the seven migratory species sampled, four were recorded ascending and de

  17. Fish ladder of Lajeado Dam: migrations on one-way routes?

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    Angelo Antônio, Agostinho; Elineide Eugênio, Marques; Carlos Sérgio, Agostinho; Deusimar Augusto de, Almeida; Rafael José de, Oliveira; Jussiclene Rodrigues Bezerra de, Melo.

    Full Text Available Escadas de peixes são geralmente concebidas para restabelecer a conectividade entre habitats críticos de espécies migradoras, atenuando os impactos da interceptação de rotas de migração por barragens. Para que esse instrumento de manejo tenha significado na conservação das espécies é necessário que [...] a permeabilidade dessa conexão seja ampla e que os movimentos ascendentes e descendentes sejam assegurados. Entretanto, como os reservatórios têm uma hidrodinâmica muito distinta do rio original, postula-se que, pelo menos em sua área mais interna ele possa se constituir em uma barreira adicional a esses movimentos, especialmente os descendentes. Assim, esse trabalho busca avaliar se peixes migradores e sua prole dispersam para os trechos abaixo da barragem após a transporem e desovar nos trechos altos da bacia. Com esse propósito, foi avaliado o grau de restrição oferecido pelas áreas lênticas de reservatórios aos deslocamentos descendentes de ovos, larvas e adultos de espécies migradoras, identificada a abundância e composição das larvas presentes no plâncton das imediações da barragem e comparada a intensidade dos movimentos ascendentes e descendentes de peixes. Foram realizadas amostragens de ictioplâncton a montante, no reservatório e em seu trecho a jusante, bem como nas imediações da barragem de Lajeado (rio Tocantins; UHE Luis Eduardo Magalhães) durante o período de outubro de 1999 a setembro de 2004 e determinado, experimentalmente, em oito ocasiões durante o período de junho de 2004 e março de 2005, a densidade de peixes em movimentos ascendentes e descendentes na escada de peixes desse reservatório. Já a avaliação na distribuição de peixes migradores em reservatórios foi baseada no acompanhamento dos desembarques da pesca comercial praticada ao longo do reservatório de Itaipu durante os quatro anos que precederam a construção do mecanismo de transposição atualmente existente (2001 a 2003). Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que os ovos e larvas de peixes em deriva, pelo rio Tocantins, desaparecem das amostras na metade inferior do reservatório e aqueles encontrados na água vertida ou turbinada pela barragem de Lajeado e na escada de peixes pertencem, essencialmente, a clupeídeos não migradores, com desovas nas áreas internas do reservatório. Revelam ainda que, em reservatório sem mecanismo de transposição, os peixes migradores selecionam habitats que ainda mantém características fluviais, nos segmentos superiores da área represada. Os experimentos realizados na escada revelam que os movimentos descendentes são irrelevantes quando comparados aos ascendentes. Conclui-se, portanto, que a escada de peixes de Lajeado, e possivelmente de várias outras barragens, é essencialmente uma via de mão única que promove subidas massivas de migrantes sem o almejado retorno de adultos ou de sua prole. Assim, a baixa permeabilidade das conexões proporcionadas por esses instrumentos de manejo pode aumentar drasticamente o nível do impacto ambiental para cuja atenuação ele foi concebido. Abstract in english Fish ladders are generally conceived to reestablish connectivity among critical habitats for migratory species, thus mitigating the impacts of the blockage of migration routes by dams. If this management tool is to be meaningful for conserving fish species, it must provide a fully permeable connecti [...] on and assure both upward and downward movements. However, because reservoirs have very different hydrodynamics than the original river, it is expected that, at least in the inner area, they may constitute an additional barrier to this movement, especially for descending fish. Thus, the present study sought to determine if migratory fish and their offspring disperse downstream from the dam after ascending a ladder and spawning in the upper reaches of a basin. To achieve this purpose, we evaluated the limitation imposed by lentic areas to the descent of eggs, larvae and adults of migratory species; we also determined the abundance and

  18. Comparing on site human and video counts at Igarapava fish ladder, south eastern Brazil

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    Mark D. Bowen

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available On site human observations and video images were collected and compared at the window of the Igarapava Dam fish ladder (IDFL, rio Grande , Southeastern Brazil, between March 1st and June 30th, 2004. We conducted four experiments with two humans (Observer 1 and Observer 2 observing fish passage in the IDFL window while a Sony 3CCD video camera (Observer 3 recorded fish passage at the same time. Experiments, each one hour in length, were distributed throughout the diel cycle using full spectrum lights. We identified fish species, the number of individuals for each species, and the real time that they passed. Counts from each human observer were compared to the video counts. The fish species most commonly observed in the window were - curimba (Prochilodus lineatus, mandi-amarelo (Pimelodus maculatus, piau-três-pintas (Leporinus friderici and ferreirinha (Leporinus octofasciatus. The number of species and individuals were indistinguishable for the three observers. But, the number of species and individuals were significantly different among experiments. Thus, the three observers register the same number of species and count the same number of individuals even when these two response variables differ significantly among experiments. Based on these results, we concluded that the video count was an accurate method to assess fish passage at the IDFL.Observações in loco e vídeo filmagens foram coletadas na janela da escada de peixes da UHE Igarapava (EPUG, rio Grande, sudeste do Brasil, entre 1º de março e 30 junho de 2004. Realizaram-se quatro experimentos com dois observadores humanos (Observador 1 e Observador 2 que observaram a passagem de peixes na janela da EPUG enquanto uma vídeo câmera Sony 3CCD (Observador 3 registrou simultaneamente a passagem de peixes. Os dois observadores humanos registraram in situ a passagem de peixes no visor da escada enquanto a câmera os filmava ao mesmo tempo. Os experimentos, cada um com uma hora de duração, foram realizados durante o ciclo diário, utilizando-se iluminação de espectro completo. Registraram-se as espécies, o número de indivíduos e o horário de passagem. Os registros de cada observador humano in situ foram comparados com os dos vídeos. Consideraram-se curimba (Prochilodus lineatus, mandi-amarelo (Pimelodus maculatus, piau-três-pintas (Leporinus friderici e ferreirinha (Leporinus octofasciatus como espécies alvo, tendo em vista sua alta freqüência de ocorrência na escada de peixes da UHE Igarapava. O número de espécies e o número de indivíduos não foram estatisticamente diferentes entre observadores. Por outro lado, o número de espécies e o número de indivíduos que passaram pelo visor foram estatisticamente diferentes entre experimentos. Assim, demonstrou-se que os três observadores registraram o mesmo número de espécies e contaram o mesmo número de indivíduos, mesmo quando as duas variáveis diferiram significativamente entre experimentos. Concluiu-se que o sistema de vídeo imagem constitui um método eficaz para avaliação da passagem de peixes na escada de peixes de Igarapava.

  19. Laddering the User Experience!

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    Vanden Abeele, Vero; Zaman, Bieke

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    Researching the User Experience has become a key question within the community of Human Computer Interaction, calling for adapted research methods. In this paper, we present such a method, User Experience Laddering adapted from Laddering in consumer research and based upon Means-end Theory. UX Laddering helps researchers and designers understand how concrete product attributes benefit personal values for end users.

  20. Assessments to determine the effect of current and alternate ladder operations on brood stock collection and behavior of hatchery fall Chinook Salmon at Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery during 2003-2005

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery traditionally operates an adult ladder, without closure, from the start of the tule fall Chinook salmon run in late August until...

  1. Fish passage post-construction issues: analysis of distribution, attraction and passage efficiency metrics at the Baguari Dam fish ladder to approach the problem

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    Luiz Gustavo Martins da Silva; Lorena Bettinelli Nogueira; Bruno Pereira Maia; Lucas Borges de Resende

    2012-01-01

    Fish passages are considered the oldest management tool used to minimize the impact of blocking fish migratory routes by hydroelectric power plants. However, fish passages are being installed without specific criteria in Brazil, with severe consequences to the conservation of the local fish fauna. Therefore, basic data gathered for fish passages already constructed could contribute to define operational rules, in addition to offer subsidies to decision-making and design of future facilities. ...

  2. Environmental factors related to entry into and ascent of fish in the experimental ladder located close to Itaipu Dam

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    Domingo Rodrigues Fernandez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated the seasonality of the ascent of fish in an experimental ladder located close to Itaipu Dam, and its relationships to reproduction, temperature, river level and discharge. Samplings of fish and measurements of abiotic factors were performed from February, 1995 through January, 1997, in two resting pools of the ladder. Pool A was located 10 m above the mean level of the Paraná River; Pool B was located at the upper end of the ladder, at a height of 27 m. Autoregressive models were used to remove the temporal dependence between observations. Residuals of the models were used to relate, using Pearson's correlation coefficient, the densities of fish to the environmental variables. Clear patterns of seasonality were observed for temperature. River level, turbine discharge and spillway discharge, although they showed no clear seasonal dynamics, were time-dependent, because the autocorrelation coefficients for different k values were significant. In the samples of larger-sized fish, 23 species were recorded during the two years of study. Most of the individuals were in a non reproductive state, and about 90% of the individuals belonged to only six species. The temporal variability in total abundance, considering all species, indicated a pattern of seasonal variation; high abundances occurred from October through February (75% and in Pool A (61% of the 1343 individuals sampled. Low abundances were recorded during winter, with the correlogram of total density confirming this tendency. In the samples of smaller-sized species, six species were recorded, with all six present in both pools, but more frequent in the first pool (64%. Bryconamericus stramineus comprised 99% of the total numbers of smaller fish in the samples. The total abundance of small species showed different temporal patterns of seasonal variation in the two years of study.O presente estudo avalia a sazonalidade da ascensão de peixes na escada experimental localizada junto à barragem da hidrelétrica de Itaipu e as relações com a reprodução, temperatura, nível do rio e suas vazões. As amostragens de peixes e de fatores abióticos foram obtidas de fevereiro de 1995 a janeiro de 1997, em dois tanques de descanso, aqui denominados Caixas, sendo o primeiro, Caixa A, localizado na altura de 10 m da cota média do rio Paraná, e o segundo, Caixa B, ao final da escada, a 27 m de altura. Modelos autoregressivos foram empregados com o objetivo de remover a dependência temporal entre as observações. Posteriormente, os resíduos dos modelos foram utilizados para relacionar, através do coeficiente de correlação de Pearson, as densidades de peixes com as variáveis ambientais. Padrões claros de sazonalidade foram observados para a variável temperatura. As variáveis cota, vazão turbinada e vazão vertida, embora não tenham apresentado dinâmicas sazonais claras, foram temporalmente dependentes, tendo em vista que os coeficientes de autocorrelação, para diferentes k, foram significativos. Na amostragem de peixes de maior porte foram registradas 23 espécies ao longo dos dois anos de estudo, sendo que a maior parte dos indivíduos não se encontrava em reprodução e cerca de 90% dos indivíduos amostrados pertenciam a apenas seis espécies. A variabilidade temporal da abundância total, considerando o conjunto das espécies, indicou um padrão de variação sazonal, permitindo evidenciar que os maiores valores de abundância foram observados sistematicamente nos meses de outubro a fevereiro (75% e na caixa A (61% dos 1343 indivíduos amostrados. Os menores valores foram registrados nos meses de inverno. O correlograma da densidade total confirma essa tendência. Nas amostragens destinadas às espécies de pequeno porte, foram registradas seis espécies, todas presentes em ambas as caixas, sendo mais freqüentes na primeira (64%. Entre essas espécies, Bryconamericus stramineus contribuiu com 99% do total amostrado. A variabilidade temporal da abundância total das espécies de pequeno porte indicou um padrão distinto de varia

  3. Fish friendly designs

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    A new fish-friendly facility at the McNary dam on the Columbia river is described. Originally the fish were provided for by a conventional fishladder, a vertical fishlock, a holding pond and an auxiliary water supply. The system was poor and resulted in the loss of 90% of smolts swimming downstream through the auxiliary water supply system. The problems were alleviated by Harza Engineering of Illinois and Atkinson Construction of California: the new system is described. (UK)

  4. Theoretical design of a 104 MHz ladder type IH-RFQ accelerator

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    Beam dynamics and rf designs of a 104 MHz ladder type IH-RFQ (L-IH-RFQ) accelerator are finished at Peking University for the acceleration of 14C+ from 40 keV to 500 keV. As a specific feature, the output beam energy spread is as low as 0.6% achieved with the internal discrete bunching method, which makes potential applications of RFQ feasible, such as accelerator mass spectrometry and ion implantation. Tolerances of the beam dynamics design are studied by means of changing the input beam parameters, and the results are quite satisfying. On the other hand, the L-IH-RFQ structure is employed, taking advantage of its mechanical stability and the absence of inter-electrode voltage asymmetry. Radio-frequency properties are studied and optimized for reducing power loss with Microwave Studio (MWS). Tuning of the field flatness and frequency is investigated in principle. (authors)

  5. Fish passage ladders from Canoas Complex - Paranapanema River: evaluation of genetic structure maintenance of Salminus brasiliensis (Teleostei: Characiformes)

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    Carla Martins, Lopes; Fernanda Simões de, Almeida; Mário Luís, Orsi; Sandro Geraldo de Castro, Britto; Rodolfo Nardez, Sirol; Leda Maria Koelblinger, Sodré.

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo, utilizando a técnica de RAPD, foi estimar a variabilidade genética de grupos de Salminus brasiliensis coletados nas escadas de transposição das hidroelétricas de Canoas I e Canoas II - rio Paranapanema (Brasil), bem como estimar a estrutura populacional através de diferentes [...] parâmetros de diversidade genética. Os dados obtidos permitiram concluir que S. brasiliensis do Complexo Canoas tem um índice moderado de variabilidade genética ( > 42.00%) quando comparado com valores de outras espécies de peixes migradoras. Todas as análises de diversidade genética (distância = 0,015 e identidade genética = 0,985, F ST =0,018, AMOVA) foram indicativas de baixa diferenciação genética, e conduziram ao agrupamento de S. brasiliensis proveniente das escadas de transposição de Canoas I e Canoas II, sugerindo que essa espécie está geneticamente estruturada como uma única população. Alguns dados indicam que essa população de S. brasiliensis é proveniente do Reservatório de Capivara (jusante de Canoas I), provavelmente mantida pelos rios Tibagi e das Cinzas. Dados da literatura indicam que após a transposição das escadas para peixes do Complexo Canoas, as espécies migradoras não estão concluindo o ciclo reprodutivo, esse mecanismo, portanto, pode ser mais um fator de impacto causando a depleção no recrutamento a jusante o que pode a médio e longo prazo comprometer a diversidade genética da população de S. brasiliensis no médio rio Paranapanema. Abstract in english The aim of this study, utilizing RAPD techniques, was to determine the genetic variability of Salminus brasiliensis groups collected at passage ladders of the hydroelectric plants (HEP) Canoas I and Canoas II - Paranapanema River (Brazil), as well as to estimate the population structure through diff [...] erent parameters of genetic diversity. The data obtained allowed us to conclude that S. brasiliensis of the Canoas Complex has a moderate index of genetic variability ( > 42.00%) when compared to that of other migratory fish species. All genetic diversity analyses (distance = 0.015 and genetic identity = 0.985, F ST =0.018, AMOVA) were signs of low genetic differentiation, and they led to the clustering of S. brasiliensis from Canoas I and Canoas II. This suggests that the species is genetically structured as a single population. Some findings indicate that this population of S. brasiliensis comes from the Capivara Reservoir (Canoas I downstream), probably fed by the Tibagi and Cinzas Rivers. Literature data denote that after fish transposition by passage ladders of the Canoas Complex, the migratory species are not concluding the reproductive cycle. This mechanism, therefore, could be one more impact factor causing the depletion in downstream recruitment, which could in medium and long term be compromising the natural S. brasiliensis population in the middle Paranapanema River.

  6. Fish passage system in an irrigation dam (Pilcomayo River basin ): when engineering designs do not match ecohydraulic criteria

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    Claudio R. M. Baigún; John M. Nestler; Priscilla Minotti; Norberto Oldani

    2012-01-01

    The Route 28 Dam has the potential to block fish movements from La Estrella marsh to the Pilcomayo River. In addition, the many fish that concentrate immediately downstream of the dam may suffer high mortality when they are stranded during low water periods. The goals of this study are to determine if fish are able to pass the spillway and to assess if the design of the installed ladders (pool and weir type) effectively supports upstream migration of Prochilodus lineatus (sábalo). Results sho...

  7. The Snakes and Ladders of Research: Using a Board Game to Teach the Pitfalls of Undergraduate Research Design.

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    Warburton, Jeff; Madge, Clare

    1994-01-01

    Contends that the success or failure of an undergraduate research project can hinge on one or two decisions made at an early stage in the process. Describes a "Snakes and Ladders" board game used to remind students of good and bad research design practices. Includes game rules and a listing of the good and bad practices. (CFR)

  8. 29 CFR 1910.27 - Fixed ladders.

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    2010-07-01

    ... OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS Walking-Working Surfaces § 1910.27 Fixed ladders. (a) Design...) Fastenings. Fastenings shall be an integral part of fixed ladder design. (4) Splices. All splices made...

  9. The potential for a fish ladder to mitigate against the loss of marine-estuarine-freshwater connectivity in a subtropical coastal lake

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    SP, Weerts; CF, MacKay; DP, Cyrus.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Increasing water demand in coastal regions has resulted in the construction of weirs and barrages in coastal freshwaters. These form barriers to migrations of estuarine and euryhaline marine fishes and crustaceans. This study assessed the impact of loss of marine-estuarine-freshwater connectivity ca [...] used by a weir at the outlet of Lake Mzingazi, a coastal lake on the subtropical east coast of South Africa. Facultative catadromous estuarine and euryhaline marine fishes were most affected by the weir, which blocked their upstream migration. These fishes were absent in the lake and were prevented from accessing potential nursery habitat. Crustaceans were less affected by the outlet weir. Salinity tolerances of most penaeid prawn species occurring in southern African estuaries prevent penetration into freshwater reaches of connected systems. Movements of palaemonid prawns which either spawn in or have larvae dependant on estuarine water, and the marine spawning brachyuran Varuna litterata, were not completely impeded by the weir. These species have larvae and juveniles that can climb over the weir in its present form. Historically, the lake served as an estuarine nursery and its physico-chemistry and habitats still offer viable and valuable habitat to estuarine species. There is therefore great potential value in installing a fish ladder at the lake outlet that can be used by juvenile fishes and crustaceans. Re-establishing marine-estuarine-freshwater connectivity here will reinstate a natural migration route that has been impeded for over 70 years and partially restore the ecosystem to its original state

  10. Student Achievement and Career Ladder Status.

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    Dickson, LouAnn

    The Career Ladder Teacher Incentive Program was designed by the Arizona legislature to attract, motivate, and retain talented teachers with both professional recognition and monetary incentives. The program was also intended to improve student achievement. Using carefully matched samples of career-ladder and non-career-ladder teachers in Mesa…

  11. Designing and constructing an 100 bp DNA Ladder by combining PCR and enzyme digestion methods

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    Full Text Available "n Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Background: Molecular DNA markers are one of the most important tools in molecular biology labs. The size of DNA molecules is determined by comparing them with known bands of markers during gel electrophoresis. There are many different protocols to produce these kinds of molecular markers. In this study we have suggested an efficient strategy to produce molecular weight markers in industrial proportions."n"nMethods : To achieve the desired sizes of DNA fragments, a combination of two previously known methods, restriction enzyme digestion and polymerase chain reaction (PCR, were used. The enzymatic digestion process was based on designing and constructing plasmids which equaled in size with the desired length of DNA fragments and produced the desired DNA fragment upon linearization. In the PCR method, the desired length of DNA fragments were cloned in multiple cloning sites of pTZ57R plasmid and in a PCR reaction, the new constructed plasmid was used as a template to produce the final fragment."n"nResults : Upon application of this strategy, 2000 and 3000 bp DNA fragments were produced by enzymatic digestion of plasmids of the same size. Moreover, 100 to 1500 bp fragments were produced during PCR using only a set of forward and reverse primers at the flanking region of pTZ57R multiple cloning site."n"nConclusion: The highest advantage of this cost-benefit approach is to produce different types of molecular weight markers by using an effective and short protocol."n"nKeywords: DNA markers, DNA Ladder, agarose gel electrophoresis, molecular weight.

  12. Construction and test of the first Belle II SVD ladder implementing the origami chip-on-sensor design

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    Irmler, C.; Adamczyk, K.; Aihara, H.; Angelini, C.; Aziz, T.; Babu, V.; Bacher, S.; Bahinipati, S.; Barberio, E.; Baroncelli, Ti.; Baroncelli, To.; Basith, A. K.; Batignani, G.; Bauer, A.; Behera, P. K.; Bergauer, T.; Bettarini, S.; Bhuyan, B.; Bilka, T.; Bosi, F.; Bosisio, L.; Bozek, A.; Buchsteiner, F.; Casarosa, G.; Ceccanti, M.; Červenkov, D.; Chendvankar, S. R.; Dash, N.; Divekar, S. T.; Doležal, Z.; Dutta, D.; Forti, F.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Hara, K.; Higuchi, T.; Horiguchi, T.; Ishikawa, A.; Jeon, H. B.; Joo, C.; Kandra, J.; Kang, K. H.; Kato, E.; Kawasaki, T.; Kodyš, P.; Kohriki, T.; Koike, S.; Kolwalkar, M. M.; Kvasnička, P.; Lanceri, L.; Lettenbicher, J.; Maki, M.; Mammini, P.; Mayekar, S. N.; Mohanty, G. B.; Mohanty, S.; Morii, T.; Nakamura, K. R.; Natkaniec, Z.; Negishi, K.; Nisar, N. K.; Onuki, Y.; Ostrowicz, W.; Paladino, A.; Paoloni, E.; Park, H.; Pilo, F.; Profeti, A.; Rao, K. K.; Rashevskaia, I.; Rizzo, G.; Rozanska, M.; Sandilya, S.; Sasaki, J.; Sato, N.; Schultschik, S.; Schwanda, C.; Seino, Y.; Shimizu, N.; Stypula, J.; Suzuki, J.; Tanaka, S.; Tanida, K.; Taylor, G. N.; Thalmeier, R.; Thomas, R.; Tsuboyama, T.; Uozumi, S.; Urquijo, P.; Vitale, L.; Volpi, M.; Watanuki, S.; Watson, I. J.; Webb, J.; Wiechczynski, J.; Williams, S.; Würkner, B.; Yamamoto, H.; Yin, H.; Yoshinobu, T.

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    The Belle II Silicon Vertex Detector comprises four layers of double-sided silicon strip detectors (DSSDs), consisting of ladders with two to five sensors each. All sensors are individually read out by APV25 chips with the Origami chip-on-sensor concept for the central DSSDs of the ladders. The chips sit on flexible circuits that are glued on the top of the sensors. This concept allows a low material budget and an efficient cooling of the chips by a single pipe per ladder. We present the construction of the first SVD ladders and results from precision measurements and electrical tests.

  13. Design of a reliable PUF circuit based on R-2R ladder digital-to-analog convertor

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    Pengjun, Wang; Xuelong, Zhang; Yuejun, Zhang; Jianrui, Li

    2015-07-01

    A novel physical unclonable functions (PUF) circuit is proposed, which relies on non-linear characteristic of analog voltage generated by R-2R ladder DAC. After amplifying the deviation signal, the robustness of the DAC-PUF circuit has increased significantly. The DAC-PUF circuit is designed in TSMC 65 nm CMOS technology and the layout occupies 86.06 × 63.56 ?m2. Monte Carlo simulation results show that the reliability of the DAC-PUF circuit is above 98% over a comprehensive range of environmental variation, such as temperature and supply voltage. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61474068, 61404076, 61274132), the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No. LQ14F040001), and the K. C. Wong Magna Fund in Ningbo University, China.

  14. First Catch Your Fish: Designing a “Low Energy Fish” Label

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    Full Text Available This paper explores the application of information design principles to label design for fish packaging, identifying energy implications for the product. This stage of the project has consisted of: A review and distillation of the relevant literature on information and label design; environmental and labelling standards; and literature on consumer reaction to the design and information content of the label. Considering the design of a label requires the analysis and integration of a variety of factors while attempting to satisfy the demands of consumers and retailers.

  15. Design concepts for a high-impedance narrow-band 42 GHz power TWT using a fundamental/forward ladder-based circuit

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    Karp, A.

    1980-01-01

    A low-cost, narrowband, millimeter wave space communications TWT design was studied. Cold test interaction structure scale models were investigated and analyses were undertaken to predict the electrical and thermal response of the hypothetical 200 W TWT at 42 GHz and 21 kV beam voltage. An intentionally narrow instantaneous bandwidth (1%, with the possibility of electronic tuning of the center frequency over several percent) was sought with a highly dispersive, high impedance "forward wave' interaction structure based on a ladder (for economy in fabrication) and nonspace harmonic interaction, for a high gain rate and a short, economically focused tube. The "TunneLadder' interaction structure devised combines ladder properties with accommodation for a pencil beam. Except for the impedance and bandwidth, there is much in common with the millimeter wave helix TWTs which provided the ideal of diamond support rods. The benefits of these are enhanced in the TunneLadder case because of spatial separation of beam interception and RF current heating.

  16. Hood River and Pelton Ladder Monitoring and Evaluation Project and Hood River Fish Habitat Project : Annual Progress Report 1999-2000.

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    Lambert, Michael B.; McCanna, Joseph P.; Jennings, Mick

    2001-02-01

    The Hood River subbasin is home to four species of anadromous salmonids: chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and sea run cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki). Indigenous spring chinook salmon were extirpated during the late 1960's. The naturally spawning spring chinook salmon currently present in the subbasin are progeny of Deschutes stock. Historically, the Hood River subbasin hatchery steelhead program utilized out-of-basin stocks for many years. Indigenous stocks of summer and winter steelhead were listed in March 1998 by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a ''Threatened'' Species along with similar genetically similar steelhead in the Lower Columbia Basin. This annual report summarizes work for two consecutive contract periods: the fiscal year (FY) 1999 contract period was 1 October, 1998 through 30 September, 1999 and 1 October, 1999 through 30 September, 2000 for FY 2000. Work implemented during FY 1999 and FY 2000 included (1) acclimation of hatchery spring chinook salmon and hatchery summer and winter steelhead smolts, (2) spring chinook salmon spawning ground surveys on the West Fork Hood River (3) genetic analysis of steelhead and cutthroat [contractual service with the ODFW], (4) Hood River water temperature studies, (5) Oak Springs Hatchery (OSH) and Round Butte Hatchery (RBH) coded-wire tagging and clipping evaluation, (6) preparation of the Hood River Watershed Assessment (Coccoli et al., December 1999) and the Fish Habitat Protection, Restoration, and Monitoring Plan (Coccoli et al., February 2000), (7) project implementation of early action habitat protection and restoration projects, (8) Pelton Ladder evaluation studies, (9) management oversight and guidance to BPA and ODFW engineering on HRPP facilities, and (10) preparation of an annual report summarizing project objectives for FY 1999 and FY 2000.

  17. Hood River and Pelton Ladder monitoring and evaluation project and Hood River fish habitat project : annual progress report 1999-2000.; ANNUAL

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    The Hood River subbasin is home to four species of anadromous salmonids: chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and sea run cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki). Indigenous spring chinook salmon were extirpated during the late 1960's. The naturally spawning spring chinook salmon currently present in the subbasin are progeny of Deschutes stock. Historically, the Hood River subbasin hatchery steelhead program utilized out-of-basin stocks for many years. Indigenous stocks of summer and winter steelhead were listed in March 1998 by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a ''Threatened'' Species along with similar genetically similar steelhead in the Lower Columbia Basin. This annual report summarizes work for two consecutive contract periods: the fiscal year (FY) 1999 contract period was 1 October, 1998 through 30 September, 1999 and 1 October, 1999 through 30 September, 2000 for FY 2000. Work implemented during FY 1999 and FY 2000 included (1) acclimation of hatchery spring chinook salmon and hatchery summer and winter steelhead smolts, (2) spring chinook salmon spawning ground surveys on the West Fork Hood River (3) genetic analysis of steelhead and cutthroat[contractual service with the ODFW], (4) Hood River water temperature studies, (5) Oak Springs Hatchery (OSH) and Round Butte Hatchery (RBH) coded-wire tagging and clipping evaluation, (6) preparation of the Hood River Watershed Assessment (Coccoli et al., December 1999) and the Fish Habitat Protection, Restoration, and Monitoring Plan (Coccoli et al., February 2000), (7) project implementation of early action habitat protection and restoration projects, (8) Pelton Ladder evaluation studies, (9) management oversight and guidance to BPA and ODFW engineering on HRPP facilities, and (10) preparation of an annual report summarizing project objectives for FY 1999 and FY 2000

  18. Understanding the Behaviour of Infinite Ladder Circuits

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    Ucak, C.; Yegin, K.

    2008-01-01

    Infinite ladder circuits are often encountered in undergraduate electrical engineering and physics curricula when dealing with series and parallel combination of impedances, as a part of filter design or wave propagation on transmission lines. The input impedance of such infinite ladder circuits is derived by assuming that the input impedance does…

  19. Increasing the reliability and validity of quantitative Laddering data with LadderUX

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    Vanden Abeele, Vero; Hauters, Erik; Zaman, Bieke

    2012-01-01

    Laddering is an interview technique that provides rich qualitative data, and subsequent content analysis allows crossing over from qualitative to a quantitative measurement. However, the method is not tailored to data coming from user experience studies, and result-ing data analysis of UX Laddering studies risks to lack scientific rigor with respect to the reliability and validity of the data. Therefore, we present LadderUX and point out the design rationale for its special features that help...

  20. Six-Degree-of-Freedom Sensor Fish Design and Instrumentation

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    Richmond, Marshall C.; Joanne P.; Thomas J. Carlson; Zhiqun Deng

    2007-01-01

    Fish passing through dams may be injured or killed despite advances in turbine design, project operations and other fish bypass systems. The six-degree-of-freedom (6DOF) Sensor Fish device is an autonomous sensor package that characterizes the physical conditions and physical stresses to which fish are exposed when they pass through complex hydraulic environments. It has been used to identify the locations and operations where conditions are severe enough to injure or kill fish. During the de...

  1. Fish passage system in an irrigation dam (Pilcomayo River basin ): when engineering designs do not match ecohydraulic criteria

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    Claudio R. M., Baigún; John M., Nestler; Priscilla, Minotti; Norberto, Oldani.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available La represa dela ruta 28 posee el potencial de bloquear el desplazamiento del sábalo (Prochilodus lineatus) desde el bañado La Estrella hacia el río Pilcomayo. Adicionalmente los numerosos peces que se concentran aguas abajo de la represa pueden sufrir una alta mortalidad cuando quedan atrapados dura [...] nte el período de aguas bajas. Los objetivos de este estudio es determinar si los peces son capaces de superar el vertedero y evaluar si el diseño de los pasos para peces del tipo tanque-escalón ya instalados esadecuado para facilitar la migración hacia aguas arriba. Los resultados muestran que solo aquellos peces mayores a 39 cm de longitud total son capaces de ascender la pendiente del vertedero, pero únicamente cuando el nivel del agua en la cresta del mismo alcanza o supera los 40 cm. Los peces son incapaces de saltar desde el pie del vertedero hasta la cresta debido a que la pileta de disipación no sigue los criterios de mínima profundidad requeridos para alcanzar la suficiente velocidad y altura. Asimismo, los pasos para peces no poseen el número suficiente de tanques y algunas de sus dimensiones y su diseño se apartan de los estándares aceptados. La potencia de disipación volumétrica en el tanque superior de cada paso es inadecuada para que los peces puedan descansar, mientras que los flujos de atracción relativos a la descarga del vertedero resultan insuficientes. La baja eficiencia del vertedero y de los sistemas de pasos para peces pueden ser adjudicados a un concepto de construcción orientado a salmónidos. Concluimos que la represa de la ruta 28, incluyendo sus sistemas de pasaje para peces, no siguen los criterios adecuados para hacer frente a alta variabilidad hidrológica y las características bioecológica de los peces que habitan en bañados pulsátiles como La Estrella. Abstract in english The Route 28 Dam has the potential to block fish movements from La Estrella marsh to the Pilcomayo River. In addition, the many fish that concentrate immediately downstream of the dam may suffer high mortality when they are stranded during low water periods. The goals of this study are to determine [...] if fish are able to pass the spillway and to assess if the design of the installed ladders (pool and weir type) effectively supports upstream migration of Prochilodus lineatus (sábalo). Results showed that only fish longer than 39 cm should be able to ascend the spillway chute, but when water levels on the spillway crest are over 0.4 m. Fish are also unable to jump from spillway toe to spillway crest because the downstream dissipation pool does not meet the minimum depth criterion for fish to accelerate to sufficient velocity. Fish ladders have insufficient number of pools and some pool dimensions and designs depart from accepted standard designs. Volumetric dissipation power in the upper pool of each fish ladder is too low for fish to rest. Also, attraction flows relative to total spillway discharge at the entrance to each fishway are insufficient. Fish passage failures of both the spillway and pool and weir systems in La Estrella marsh can be traced to the "salmon-centric" concept used by the designers. We conclude that the Route 28 Dam design including its fish passage systems, do not follow criteria to cope with the strong hydrological variability and bioecological characteristics of fish inhabiting pulsatile systems such as La Estrella marsh.

  2. Experimental evidence of variable-order behavior of ladders and nested ladders

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    Sierociuk, Dominik; Petras, Ivo

    2011-01-01

    The experimental study of two kinds of electrical circuits, a domino ladder and a nested ladder, is presented. While the domino ladder is known and already appeared in the theory of fractional-order systems, the nested ladder circuit is presented in this article for the first time. For fitting the measured data, a new approach is suggested, which is based on using the Mittag-Leffler function and which means that the data are fitted by a solution of an initial-value problem for a two-term fractional differential equation. The experiment showed that in the frequency domain the domino ladder behaves as a system of order 0.5 and the nested ladder as a system of order 0.25, which is in perfect agreement with the theory developed for their design. In the time domain, however, the order of the domino ladder is changing from roughly 0.5 to almost 1, and the order of the nested ladder is changing in a similar manner, from roughly 0.25 to almost 1; in both cases, the order 1 is never reached, and both systems remain th...

  3. The eel ladders of the double slot pass Geesthacht; Aalleitern am Doppelschlitzpass Geesthacht

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    Adam, Beate [Institut fuer angewandte Oekologie, Kirtorf-Wahlen (Germany); Neumann, Christof [Knabe Enders Duehrkop Ingenieure GmbH, Hamburg (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    To facilitate the upstream migration of glass eels, four eel ladders were installed within and next to the fish pass at the Geesthacht dam. Similar to other fish pass construction types it was necessary to ensure that the ladders could be both detected and passed by the juvenile eels. A custom built monitoring station will be used to guarantee the correct functioning of the eel ladders and subsequently document the eel migration from the beginning of the next season. (orig.)

  4. Hole doped Hubbard ladders

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    Fehske, H.; Hager, G; Wellein, G.; Jeckelmann, E.

    2005-01-01

    The formation of stripes in six-leg Hubbard ladders with cylindrical boundary conditions is investigated for two different hole dopings, where the amplitude of the hole density modulation is determined in the limits of vanishing DMRG truncation errors and infinitely long ladders. The results give strong evidence that stripes exist in the ground state of these systems for strong but not for weak Hubbard couplings. The doping dependence of these findings is analysed.

  5. Hole doped Hubbard ladders

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    Fehske, H; Wellein, G; Jeckelmann, E

    2006-01-01

    The formation of stripes in six-leg Hubbard ladders with cylindrical boundary conditions is investigated for two different hole dopings, where the amplitude of the hole density modulation is determined in the limits of vanishing DMRG truncation errors and infinitely long ladders. The results give strong evidence that stripes exist in the ground state of these systems for strong but not for weak Hubbard couplings. The doping dependence of these findings is analysed.

  6. Investigations of the thermal properties of the LHCb Inner Tracker silicon ladders by finite element analysis

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    Blocki, J

    2001-01-01

    This note reports about the thermal performance of silicon ladder designs which are being proposed for the LHCb Inner Tracker. The heat characteristics for different silicon ladder design options are evaluated by using the finite element analysis program package ANSYS. The thermal performance of the silicon ladder after 10 years of operation in the LHCb radiation environment is investigated.

  7. Design and testing of small scale fish meat bone separator useful for fish processing.

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    Ali Muhammed, M; Manjunatha, N; Murthy, K Venkatesh; Bhaskar, N

    2015-06-01

    The present study relates to the food processing machinery and, more specifically machine for producing boneless comminuted meat from raw fish fillet. This machine is of belt and drum type meat bone separator designed for small scale fish processing in a continuous mode. The basic principal involved in this machine is compression force. The electric geared motor consists of 1HP and the conveyor belt has a linear velocity of 19 to 22 m min(-1), which was sufficient to debone the fish effectively. During the meat bone separation trials an efficiency up to 75 % on dressed fish weight basis was observed and with a capacity to separate 70 kg h(-1) of meat from fish at the machine speed of 25 rpm. During the trials, it was demonstrated that there was no significant change in the proximate composition of comminuted fish meat when compared to unprocessed fish meat. This design has a greater emphasis on hygiene, provision for cleaning-in-place (CIP) and gives cost effective need and reliability for small scale industries to produce fish meat in turn used for their value added products. PMID:26028734

  8. Fish swarm optimization algorithm applied to engineering system design

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    Fran Sérgio, Lobato; Valder, Steffen Jr..

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, optimization techniques based on the analogy with swarming principles and collective activities of social species in nature have been used in the development of methodologies for solving a variety of real-world optimization problems. In this context, the social behavior of fish colonies ha [...] s been recently explored to develop a novel algorithm, the so-called Fish Swarm Optimization Algorithm (FSOA), based on the behavior of fish swarm in search for food. In this paper, the FSOA is applied to four engineering systems, involving typical structural design and distillation column design. The results obtained are then compared with those obtained from other classical evolutionary approaches.

  9. Electronic Structure of Ladder Cuprates

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    Müller, T F A; Rice, T M; Das-Gupta, I; Saha-Dasgupta, T

    1998-01-01

    We study the electronic structure of the ladder compounds (SrCa)CuO 14-24-41 and SrCuO 123. LDA calculations for both give similar Cu 3d-bands near the Fermi energy. The hopping parameters estimated by fitting LDA energy bands show a strong anisotropy between the t_perp t_par intra-ladder hopping and small inter-ladder hopping. A downfolding method shows that this anisotropy arises from the ladder structure.The conductivity perpendicular to the ladders is computed assuming incoherent tunneling giving a value close to experiment.

  10. Design of a re-entrant double-staggered ladder circuit for V-band coupled-cavity traveling-wave tubes

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    The re-entrant double-staggered ladder slow-wave structure is employed in a high-power V-band coupled-cavity traveling-wave tube. This structure has a wide bandwidth, a moderate interaction impedance, and excellent thermal dissipation properties, as well as easy fabrication. A well-matched waveguide coupler is proposed for the structure. Combining the design of attenuators, a full-scale three-dimensional circuit model for the V-band coupled-cavity traveling-wave tube is constructed. The electromagnetic characteristics and the beam—wave interaction of this structure are investigated. The beam current is set to be 100 mA, and the cathode voltage is tuned from 16.8 kV to 15.8 kV. The calculation results show that this tube can produce a saturated average output power over 100 W with an instantaneous bandwidth greater than 1.25 GHz in the frequency ranging from 58 GHz to 62 GHz. The corresponding gain and electronic efficiency can reach over 32 dB and 6.5%, respectively. (electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics)

  11. Bioinspiration from fish for smart material design and function

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    Fish are a potentially rich source of inspiration for the design of smart materials. Fish exemplify the use of flexible materials to generate forces during locomotion, and a hallmark of fish functional design is the use of body and fin deformation to power propulsion and maneuvering. As a result of nearly 500 million years of evolutionary experimentation, fish design has a number of interesting features of note to materials engineers. In this paper we first provide a brief general overview of some key features of the mechanical design of fish, and then focus on two key properties of fish: the bilaminar mechanical design of bony fish fin rays that allows active muscular control of curvature, and the role of body flexibility in propulsion. After describing the anatomy of bony fish fin rays, we provide new data on their mechanical properties. Three-point bending tests and measurement of force inputs to and outputs from the fin rays show that these fin rays are effective displacement transducers. Fin rays in different regions of the fin differ considerably in their material properties, and in the curvature produced by displacement of one of the two fin ray halves. The mean modulus for the proximal (basal) region of the fin rays was 1.34 GPa, but this varied from 0.24 to 3.7 GPa for different fin rays. The distal fin region was less stiff, and moduli for the different fin rays measured varied from 0.11 to 0.67 GPa. These data are similar to those for human tendons (modulus around 0.5 GPa). Analysis of propulsion using flexible foils controlled using a robotic flapping device allows investigation of the effect of altering flexural stiffness on swimming speed. Flexible foils with the leading edge moved in a heave show a distinct peak in propulsive performance, while the addition of pitch input produces a broad plateau where the swimming speed is relatively unaffected by the flexural stiffness. Our understanding of the material design of fish and the control of tissue stiffness is still in its infancy, and the development of smart materials to assist in investigating the active control of stiffness and in the construction of robotic fish-like devices is a key challenge for the near future

  12. Boat design deriving from ethnographic study: a transdisciplinary approach to Malaysian fishing boat design.

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    Ask, Thomas Eric

    2011-01-01

    The goal of the project is to further the positivist discourse of design by ascertaining whether ethnographic analysis contributes to the design process. To this end, the project provides 1) a culturally appropriate conceptual fishing boat design and 2) an industrial design case study. This project identifies mechanistic and non-mechanistic design elements and presents the results of thematic analysis. This project develops a 40 GRT (gross register ton), Malaysian Class B fishing boat ...

  13. Low bandgap ladder polymers

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    Kertesz, Miklos [Dept. of Chemistry, Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC (United States); Hughbanks, T.R. [Dept. of Chemistry, Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1995-03-01

    Unique new ladder polymers consisting of condensed succession of six and five membered conjugated carbon rings have been made recently by Scherf and Muellen. Seven topological isomers of these polyindenoindenes are considered theoretically. The results are analyzed in terms of topological bandgaps and geometry relaxation. Three isomers are expected to have a bandgap smaller than 0.2eV, although the possibility of a ferrimagnetic ground state for these can not be ruled out. (orig.)

  14. Improved intake design for downstream migrating fish at hydropower plants

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    This paper reports on hydroelectric power projects on the Columbia River which provided low-cost electricity to the Pacific Northwest. However, they are detrimental to anadromous fisheries resources. Anadromous fish are migratory. They begin their life in shallow mountain streams. After several months, they migrate to the ocean, where the fish grow to maturity before their return migration. Remarkably, most anadromous fish return to spawn in their natal streams. At dams, the upstream migration of grown salmon and steelhead is accomplished through fishways. The downstream migration of juveniles remains a serious problem. Juvenile fish follow the water flow during their sea-ward migration. When passing through a turbine, fish can be severely injured due to the sudden pressure drop, high velocity shear zones, and rotating turbine blades. Stunned fish that survive the gauntlet of the turbine are easy prey for sea gulls and squawfish in the tailrace of the powerhouse. Fish mortality per turbine passage is estimated at 15 percent. With nine hydropower projected on the main steam of the Columbia River, their combined mortality is very serious. The historical Columbia River anadromous run of about 12 million fish has declined to 2.5 million in recent years. Modern high-output hydraulic turbines are designed to be placed at a lower elevation to minimize cavitation damage to turbine blades. The modern design trend of deep intake submergence has caused parallel and unsteady vortex flow patterns in the forebay, resulting in a decrease in the guiding efficiency of the screens, such as at Bonneville Second Powerhouse and at Rocky Reach Project

  15. Six-Degree-of-Freedom Sensor Fish Design and Instrumentation

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    Marshall C. Richmond

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Fish passing through dams may be injured or killed despite advances in turbinedesign, project operations and other fish bypass systems. The six-degree-of-freedom (6DOFSensor Fish device is an autonomous sensor package that characterizes the physical conditionsand physical stresses to which fish are exposed when they pass through complex hydraulicenvironments. It has been used to identify the locations and operations where conditions aresevere enough to injure or kill fish. During the design process, a set of governing equationsof motion for the Sensor Fish was derived and simulated to understand the design implica-tions of instrument selection and placement within the body of the device. The Sensor Fishpackage includes three rotation sensors, three acceleration sensors, a pressure sensor, and atemperature sensor with a sampling frequency of 2,000 Hz. Its housing is constructed of clearpolycarbonate plastic. It is 24.5 mm in diameter and 90 mm in length and weighs about 43 g,similar to the size and density of a yearling salmon smolt. The accuracy of the pressure sensorwas determined to be within 0.2 psi. In laboratory acceptance tests, the relative errors of boththe linear acceleration and angular velocity measurements were determined to be less than5%. An exposure is defined as a significant event when the acceleration reaches predefinedthresholds. Based on the different characteristic of acceleration and rotation velocities, theexposure event is categorized as either a collision between the Sensor Fish and a solid struc-ture or shear caused by turbulence. Since its development in 2005, the 6DOF Sensor Fish hasbeen deployed successfully at many major dams in the United States.

  16. The use of radio telemetry for optimizing fish pass design

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    Larinier, M.; CHANSEAU M.; Bau, F.; Croze, O.

    2005-01-01

    A radio telemetry study of adult Atlantic salmon was conducted in 2000 and 2001, for the purpose of optimizing the design of a new fish passage facility at the Baigts hydroelectric plant, located on the Gave de Pau river in France.

  17. Novel design solutions for fishing reel mechanisms

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    Lovasz, Erwin-Christian; Modler, Karl-Heinz; Neumann, Rudolf; Gruescu, Corina Mihaela; Perju, Dan; Ciupe, Valentin; Maniu, Inocentiu

    2015-07-01

    Currently, there are various reels on the market regarding the type of mechanism, which achieves the winding and unwinding of the line. The designers have the purpose of obtaining a linear transmission function, by means of a simple and small-sized mechanism. However, the present solutions are not satisfactory because of large deviations from linearity of the transmission function and complexity of mechanical schema. A novel solution for the reel spool mechanism is proposed. Its kinematic schema and synthesis method are described. The kinematic schema of the chosen mechanism is based on a noncircular gear in series with a scotch-yoke mechanism. The yoke is driven by a stud fixed on the driving noncircular gear. The drawbacks of other models regarding the effects occurring at the ends of the spool are eliminated through achieving an appropriate transmission function of the spool. The linear function approximation with curved end-arches appropriately computed to ensure mathematical continuity is very good. The experimental results on the mechanism model validate the theoretical approach. The developed mechanism solution is recorded under a reel spool mechanism patent.

  18. Superconducting ladders take breather

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    One of the more unusual phenomena predicted to occur in nonlinear media is the breather - a state in which energy is strongly localized in one place and does not diffuse to other regions of the system. Now experimental groups at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza in Spain (E Trias et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 741) and at the University of Erlangen and the Max Planck Institute in Dresden (P Binder et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 745) have observed a particular type of breather - known as a rotating discrete breather in a ''ladder'' of superconducting junctions. In this article the author presents the latest experimental research into nonlinear media. (UK)

  19. Bending continuous structures with SMAs: a novel robotic fish design

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    In this paper, we describe our research on bio-inspired locomotion systems using deformable structures and smart materials, concretely shape memory alloys (SMAs). These types of materials allow us to explore the possibility of building motor-less and gear-less robots. A swimming underwater fish-like robot has been developed whose movements are generated using SMAs. These actuators are suitable for bending the continuous backbone of the fish, which in turn causes a change in the curvature of the body. This type of structural arrangement is inspired by fish red muscles, which are mainly recruited during steady swimming for the bending of a flexible but nearly incompressible structure such as the fishbone. This paper reviews the design process of these bio-inspired structures, from the motivations and physiological inspiration to the mechatronics design, control and simulations, leading to actual experimental trials and results. The focus of this work is to present the mechanisms by which standard swimming patterns can be reproduced with the proposed design. Moreover, the performance of the SMA-based actuators' control in terms of actuation speed and position accuracy is also addressed.

  20. Design and construction of an Electric Fish Finder

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    William G. R., Crampton; Jonathan K., Wells; Charles, Smyth; Steven A., Walz.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Nós fornecemos o esquema e as instruções para a construção de um Detector de Peixes Elétricos - um amplificador portátil de banda larga utilizado para detectar os campos elétricos de peixes gymnotiformes. Este aparelho pode ser adaptado para encontrar peixes elétricos em diversos ambientes aquáticos [...] . É resistente, à prova d'água e energizado por baterias alcalinas. Esta contribuição faz parte de uma série de artigos técnicos que pretende encorajar estudantes de ictiologia neotropical a explorar a ecologia, sistemática e comunicação elétrica de peixes gymnotiformes. Abstract in english We provide notes on the design and construction of an Electric Fish Finder - a portable differential amplifier for detecting the electrostatic fields of gymnotiform knifefishes. The device can be adapted to locate electric fishes in any kind of aquatic environment. It is rugged, water resistant, and [...] powered by alkaline batteries. This contribution is part of a series of technical papers designed to encourage students of neotropical ichthyology to explore the ecology, systematics, and electric signaling of gymnotiform fishes.

  1. Design and construction of an Electric Fish Finder

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    William G. R. Crampton

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available We provide notes on the design and construction of an Electric Fish Finder - a portable differential amplifier for detecting the electrostatic fields of gymnotiform knifefishes. The device can be adapted to locate electric fishes in any kind of aquatic environment. It is rugged, water resistant, and powered by alkaline batteries. This contribution is part of a series of technical papers designed to encourage students of neotropical ichthyology to explore the ecology, systematics, and electric signaling of gymnotiform fishes.Nós fornecemos o esquema e as instruções para a construção de um Detector de Peixes Elétricos - um amplificador portátil de banda larga utilizado para detectar os campos elétricos de peixes gymnotiformes. Este aparelho pode ser adaptado para encontrar peixes elétricos em diversos ambientes aquáticos. É resistente, à prova d'água e energizado por baterias alcalinas. Esta contribuição faz parte de uma série de artigos técnicos que pretende encorajar estudantes de ictiologia neotropical a explorar a ecologia, sistemática e comunicação elétrica de peixes gymnotiformes.

  2. Hole-doped Hubbard ladders

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    Fehske, H. [Institut fuer Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet Greifswald, D-17487 Greifswald (Germany)]. E-mail: fehske@physik.uni-greifswald.de; Hager, G. [Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen, Martensstr. 1, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Wellein, G. [Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen, Martensstr. 1, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Jeckelmann, E. [Institut fuer Physik, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany)

    2006-05-01

    The formation of stripes in six-leg Hubbard ladders with cylindrical boundary conditions is investigated for two different hole dopings, where the amplitude of the hole-density modulation is determined in the limits of vanishing density-matrix renormalisation group truncation errors and infinitely long ladders. The results give strong evidence that stripes exist in the ground state of these systems for strong but not for weak Hubbard couplings. The doping dependence of these findings is analysed.

  3. A Review and Modern Approach to LC Ladder Synthesis

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    Alexander J. Casson

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Ultra low power circuits require robust and reliable operation despite the unavoidable use of low currents and the weak inversion transistor operation region. For analogue domain filtering doubly terminated LC ladder based filter topologies are thus highly desirable as they have very low sensitivities to component values: non-exact component values have a minimal effect on the realised transfer function. However, not all transfer functions are suitable for implementation via a LC ladder prototype, and even when the transfer function is suitable the synthesis procedure is not trivial. The modern circuit designer can thus benefit from an updated treatment of this synthesis procedure. This paper presents a methodology for the design of doubly terminated LC ladder structures making use of the symbolic maths engines in programs such as MATLAB and MAPLE. The methodology is explained through the detailed synthesis of an example 7th order bandpass filter transfer function for use in electroencephalogram (EEG analysis.

  4. Laddering em pesquisa de marketing / Laddering in marketing research

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    Tânia Modesto, Veludo-de-Oliveira; Ana Akemi, Ikeda.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute a técnica de pesquisa laddering em marketing, considerando a proposta de renovação de conhecimentos sobre metodologia na área. Para isso investiga diversos estudos, artigos e pesquisas que tratam do assunto em nível nacional e internacional. O conceito de cadeias meios-fins é aborda [...] do pela estrutura teórica que fundamenta a técnica, ligando atributos, conseqüências percebidas do consumo e valores pessoais relativos a um produto. O artigo segue com a explicação dos procedimentos de campo, como a entrevista e a análise dos dados. A laddering é um instrumento de pesquisa qualitativa bastante útil e poderoso, mas ainda pouco utilizado tanto por acadêmicos como por profissionais de mercado, no Brasil, provavelmente por desconhecimento e pouca divulgação. Cabe, portanto, uma maior disseminação de seu uso. Abstract in english The objective of this paper is to discuss laddering technique in marketing, considering the proposal of renewing knowledge on research methodology. It investigates national and international studies, articles, and researches that approach the subject. The means-end theory that grounds the technique, [...] linking attributes, consequences and values related to a product, is presented in the article. Common practices in the field research are presented as well, emphasizing data collection and analysis. Although very powerful, laddering is still underutilized for both academics and practitioners, probably for lacking of knowledge and dissemination. It is important to propagate the use of this technique in academic and market researches.

  5. Ladder-Type Circuits Revisited

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    Yoon, Sung Hyun

    2007-01-01

    Ladder-type circuits where a given unit is repeated infinitely many times are dealt with in many textbooks on electromagnetism as examples of filter circuits. Determining the impedance of such circuits seems to be regarded as simple, which may be due to the fact that the invariance of the infinite system under the operation of adding one more unit…

  6. Assessments to determine the effect of current and alternate ladder operations on brood stock collection and behavior of hatchery fall Chinook Salmon at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery during 2004-05

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Production of upriver bright fall Chinook salmon at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery was introduced as part of the John Day Dam mitigation program in the...

  7. D0 Silicon Upgrade: Thermally Induced Bowing in a 3-CHIP Ladder

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    The end of the 3 chip ladder, shown below, consists of silicon mounted on a piece of beryllium which is adhered to the cooling channel. Outboard of the cooling channel is a region of ladder composed primarily of silicon/beryllium. Operation and cooling of the ladder results in a change in temperature from the assembly temperature, which will result in deflections due to the difference in expansion coefficients of the two materials, otherwise known as 'bi-metal' bowing. The goal of this note is to present a design of the beryllium plate on the underside of the ladder which reduces the thermally induced bow to a reasonable deflection. This region of ladder will see a fairly large temperature gradient during detector operation due to the heat load of the transceivers on the ladder end. Expected temperatures range between 22 C on the ladder end to 9.5 C near the cooling channel for a coolant temperature of 5 C. The coolant temperature may be as low as -5 C, so we may estimate a lower limit on the ladder temperatures to be 10 C cooler, ranging from 12 C on the ladder end to -0.5 C near the bulkhead (assumes negligible convection from the ladder surface). With a ladder assembly temperature of 23 C we may estimate the end deflection of the ladder based on the assumed temperatures during operation by applying Roark equation 6a. Equation 6a describes end deflection for a cantilever beam under application of a uniform temperature change. The equation is modified to account for a uniform temperature gradient along the bi-metal region. The equation is differentiated twice, the assumed temperature dependence is plugged, and the equation is re-integrated twice. deflection = C*?T*L2. The constant C is a function of material thicknesses and moduli. The composite region (beryllium and silicon 'bi-metal' region) is between 21.0 and 25.0 mm in length (the HDI design is still in progress) plus the additional 1.975 mm shown in the ladder drawing below. Hence, the composite region is assumed to extend 27 mm beyond the bulkhead ledge. The silicon extends 4 mm beyond the composite region. Deflection of the ladder end, the silicon, is calculated.

  8. Correlation potential and ladder diagrams

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    Dzuba, V A

    2008-01-01

    The all-order correlation potential method of accurate atomic structure calculations for atoms with one external electron is extended to include one more class of correlation diagrams to all orders. These are the so-called ladder diagrams which describe residual Coulomb interaction between an external electron and atomic core. This is in addition to the screening of Coulomb interaction by core electrons and the hole-particle interaction in the core polarization operator which are also included in all orders. Calculations of the energies of the lowest $s$, $p$ and $d$ states of cesium and thallium show that inclusion of the ladder diagrams leads to significant improvement of the accuracy of the calculations. The discrepancy between theoretical and experimental energies is reduced to a small fraction of a per cent in all cases. This widens the range of atoms and atomic states for which the correlation potential method can produce very accurate results.

  9. Discrete Breathers in Josephson Ladders

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    Trias, E.; Mazo, J. J.; Brinkman, A.; Orlando, T. P.

    2001-01-01

    We present a study of nonlinear localized excitations called discrete breathers in a superconducting array. These localized solutions were recently observed in Josephson-junction ladder arrays by two different experimental groups. We review the experiments made by Trias et al. We report the detection of different single-site and multi-site breather states and study the dynamics when changing the array bias current. By changing the temperature we can control the value of the ...

  10. Convergent validation study of the Contemplation Ladder for application via telephone in tobacco users Estudo da validação convergente da Escala de Contemplação Ladder aplicada por telefone em tabagistas

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    Mauro Barbosa Terra

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This work was designed to validate the Portuguese version of the Contemplation Ladder, whose purpose is to assess the motivational phase to quit smoking among tobacco users using a telephone service. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a nationwide drug use information hotline. In order to assess the convergent validation, the correlation between the Contemplation Ladder and the URICA Scale was calculated, which was previously validated. RESULTS: The study included 271 tobacco users. Statistically significant correlations were found between the Contemplation Ladder scores and the scores of the URICA precontemplation (r=-0.16; pOBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo validar a versão em português da Escala de Contemplação Ladder, que visa verificar o estágio motivacional para parar de fumar em tabagistas, em um serviço de atendimento telefônico. MÉTODO: Um estudo transversal foi conduzido em um serviço de âmbito nacional de informação sobre uso de drogas por telefone. Para avaliação da validação convergente foi calculada a correlação entre a Escala de Contemplação Ladder e a Escala URICA, a qual já foi validada anteriormente. RESULTADOS: O estudo incluiu 271 tabagistas. Foram encontradas correlações estatisticamente significativas entre os escores da Escala de Contemplação Ladder e os escores das subescalas de pré-contemplação (r=-0,16; p<0,01, ação (r=0,15; p<0,01 e manutenção (r=0,18; p<0,01 da URICA. A correlação entre o escore composto da Escala URICA e a Escala de Contemplação Ladder também foi significativa (r=0,31; p<0,01. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados do nosso estudo sugerem que a Escala de Contemplação Ladder pode ser uma alternativa para a Escala URICA (cuja aplicação dura no máximo 20 minutos, sem se impor uma carga maior de perguntas ao entrevistado. O estudo mostrou evidências de validade convergente da Escala de Contemplação Ladder, quando aplicada por telefone, em usuários de tabaco.

  11. Exactly solvable quantum spin tubes and ladders

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    Batchelor, M. T.; Maslen, M.

    1999-01-01

    We find families of integrable n-leg spin-1/2 ladders and tubes with general isotropic exchange interactions between spins. These models are equivalent to su(N) spin chains with N=2^n. Arbitrary rung interactions in the spin tubes and ladders induce chemical potentials in the equivalent spin chains. The potentials are n-dependent and differ for the tube and ladder models. The models are solvable by means of nested Bethe Ansatz.

  12. Developing and implementing a career ladder program.

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    Wall, Michelle

    2007-01-01

    A career ladder program is a formal management tool used not only by managers looking to recognize and retain employees, but also by employees seeking growth opportunities. A career ladder program involves careful development, frequent and effective communication during implementation, and activities focused on measuring program effectiveness. Career ladders are a way to increase productivity and staff versatility; improve morale, clinical quality, and staff satisfaction; reduce turnover; promote professional growth and job enrichment; and improve patient care. PMID:17696072

  13. Bending continuous structures with SMAs: a novel robotic fish design

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    Rossi, Claudio; Colorado Montaño, Julián; Coral Cuellar, William; Barrientos Cruz, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we describe our research on bio-inspired locomotion systems using deformable structures and smart materials, concretely shape memory alloys (SMAs). These types of materials allow us to explore the possibility of building motor-less and gear-less robots. A swimming underwater fish-like robot has been developed whose movements are generated using SMAs. These actuators are suitable for bending the continuous backbone of the fish, which in turn causes a change in the curvature o...

  14. Current drag in two leg quantum ladders

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    Giamarchi, Thierry

    2016-03-01

    A two-leg ladder of either interacting bosons or tightly bound cooper pairs is investigated when a supercurrent is forced in one of the legs of the ladder. The two legs of the ladder are connected by a tunneling term. Using a bosonization representation of such an interacting ladder we show that up to a certain critical current the current in the first wire induces an identical supercurrent in the second wire. When this threshold is exceeded vortices are formed in the system and the current in the second wire reduces even if the driving current increases. Potential applications to condensed matter or cold atomic systems are discussed.

  15. Six-degree-of-freedom Sensor Fish design - Governing equations and motion modeling

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    Zeng, D. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Richmond, M. C. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Simmons, C. S. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Carlson, T. J. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2004-07-01

    The Sensor Fish device is being used at Northwest hydropower projects to better understand the conditions fish experience during passage through hydro turbines and other dam bypass alternatives. Since its initial development in 1997, the Sensor Fish has undergone numerous design changes to improve its function and extend the range of its use. The most recent Sensor Fish design, the three degree of freedom (3DOF) device, has been used successfully to characterize the environment fish experience when passing through turbines, in spill, or in engineered fish bypass facilities at dams. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is in the process of redesigning the current 3DOF Sensor Fish device package to improve its field performance. Rate gyros will be added to the new six degree of freedom (6DOF) device so that it will be possible to observe the six linear and angular accelerations of the Sensor Fish as it passes the dam. Before the 6DOF Sensor Fish device can be developed and deployed, governing equations of motion must be developed in order to understand the design implications of instrument selection and placement within the body of the device. The report describes a fairly general formulation for the coordinate systems, equations of motion, force and moment relationships necessary to simulate the 6DOF movement of an underwater body.

  16. NUCLEON ASIC and ladder electronics for cosmic ray experiments

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    Atkin, E.; Voronin, A.; Bulatov, V.; Dorokhov, V.; Karmanov, D.; Kovalev, I.; Kudryashov, I.; Podorozhniy, D.; Polkov, D.; Filippov, S.; Shumikhin, V.

    2015-04-01

    The 32-channels ASIC with a unique dynamic range from 1 to 40000 mips, signal to noise ratio not less than 2.5 at a shaper peaking time of 2 ? s and a low power consumption of 1.5 mW/channel has been designed. The transfer function of the charge sensitive amplifier (CSA), having two subranges of various gains, allowed to reach high dynamic range of the readout electronics. The subranges are automatically switched. Two ASICs were installed on a ladder construction which also contains an ADC, a microprocessor and a power supply. The ASIC and the ladder were created for the minicalorimeter of the NUCLEON experiment. The goal of the NUCLEON satellite mission is to measure the elemental (Z from 1 to 30) energy spectra of high-energy (1011-1015 eV) cosmic rays. The ladder has been tested at the SPS. The ladder can also be used for other future HEP and space cosmic ray experiments.

  17. Design and Development of Wireless Sensor Network System to Monitor Parameters Influencing Freshwater Fishes

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    Santoshkumar; Vishal Hiremath

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we have designed, developed and proposed a prototype Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) System to monitor the Fish Farm. Salinity of the fresh water is a prominent parameter and isresponsible for the difference in environment from marine conditions. Salt is an effective ingredient for fishes in fighting disease, parasites and chemical poisoning. The pH is equally a key parameter which influences the environment where fishes live. Generally, the fishes can live in pH ranges from 6.0 t...

  18. Design of multisegmented freeform lens for LED fishing/working lamp with high efficiency.

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    Lai, Min-Feng; Quoc Anh, Nguyen Doan; Gao, Jia-Zhi; Ma, Hsin-Yi; Lee, Hsiao-Yi

    2015-10-01

    A novel LED fishing/working light is proposed to enhance the lighting efficiency of a fishing boat. The study is focused on the freeform secondary lens design so as to create a lamp that attracts fish and sheds light on the deck for the crew's work. The experimental results show that the proposed multisegmented freeform lens can deliver the proposed aim, giving 3 times as much illuminating power as the traditional high-intensity discharge fishing lamp does with the same input of electrical power. PMID:26479667

  19. 50 CFR 100.27 - Subsistence taking of fish.

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    2010-10-01

    ... take fish for subsistence uses within 300 feet of any dam, fish ladder, weir, culvert or other... year, unless you demonstrate that failure to report was due to loss in the mail, accident, sickness,...

  20. 9 CFR 93.911 - Ports designated for the importation of live VHS-regulated fish species.

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    ... of live VHS-regulated fish species. 93.911 Section 93.911 Animals and Animal Products ANIMAL AND... Animal Species General Provisions for Vhs-Regulated Fish Species § 93.911 Ports designated for the importation of live VHS-regulated fish species. (a) Live VHS-regulated fish from VHS-regulated regions may...

  1. 29 CFR 1917.118 - Fixed ladders.

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    2010-07-01

    ... from the ladder, and which may incorporate friction brakes, lifelines and lanyards, or sliding... sections not exceeding 30 feet (9.14 m) each; (ii) Each section shall be horizontally offset from adjacent... paragraph (e)(2)(iv) of this section. (iv) For ladders installed after October 3, 1983, offset sections...

  2. A New Polyether Ladder Compound Produced by the Dinoflagellate Karenia brevis

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    Bourdelais, Andrea J; Henry M. Jacocks; Wright, Jeffrey L.C.; Bigwarfe, Paul M.; Baden, Daniel G

    2005-01-01

    A new ladder-frame polyether compound containing five fused ether rings was isolated from laboratory cultures of the marine dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. This compound, named brevenal, and its dimethyl acetal derivative both competitively displace brevetoxin from its binding site in rat brain synaptosomes. Significantly, these compounds are also nontoxic to fish and antagonize the toxic effects of brevetoxins in fish. The structure and biological activity of brevenal, as well as the dimethyl...

  3. Fish Farm Challenge Provides STEM Design Experiences for Youth

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    Horton , Robert L.; House, Patty L.

    2015-01-01

    In 2014, Monsanto Corporation partnered with National 4-H Council to help inspire and develop professional skills among young agriculturalists. The Ohio State University created Fish Farm Challenge, which engaged more than 8,000 youth across eight states. Youth were taught about worldwide food insecurity and the importance of aquaculture. They…

  4. Development of Ladder Climbing Robot LCR-1

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    A new mobile robot has been developed, which is capable of ascending and descending vertical ladders such as those used in nuclear power plants and other facilities. The Ladder Climbing Robot releases personnel from dangerous and hard work at high places. The body of the robot has four grippers which grip each rung of the ladder as it ascends or descends. Each gripper is able to move up, down, forward or backward, and has two kinds of sensors to detect a rung: one photoelectric-switch and the other limit-switch. This robot can operate automatically or be remote controlled. Three of the grippers are continuously in contact with the ladder rungs to prevent falling. As a result of experiment, it has been confirmed that the prototype model LCR-1 for trial can ascend and descend automatically the actual vertical ladder with a micro-computer on the body. (author)

  5. Compact design of fish processing equipment and implementation of lean tools

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    Sharapov, Sergei

    2013-01-01

    Following master thesis “Compact design of fish processing equipment and implementation of lean tools” contains description and technical information about newly developed fish processing equipment which includes 122 sub-assemblies and 626 parts. Completely new technical documentation was created and used to manufacture real and functional prototype. Main goal is to design new robust module, create correct and functional technical documentation, implementing new technical solution based on re...

  6. Discrete Breathers in Josephson Ladders

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    Trias, E; Brinkman, A C; Orlando, T P

    2001-01-01

    We present a study of nonlinear localized excitations called discrete breathers in a superconducting array. These localized solutions were recently observed in Josephson-junction ladder arrays by two different experimental groups. We review the experiments made by Trias et al. We report the detection of different single-site and multi-site breather states and study the dynamics when changing the array bias current. By changing the temperature we can control the value of the damping (the Stewart-McCumber parameter) in the array, thus allowing an experimental study at different array parameters. We propose a simple DC circuit model to understand most of the features of the detected states. We have also compared this model and the experiments with simulations of the dynamics of the array. We show that the study of the resonances in the ladder and the use of harmonic balance techniques allow for understanding of most of the numerical results. We have computed existence diagrams of breather solutions in our arrays...

  7. Sampling designs and methods for estimating fish-impingement losses at cooling-water intakes

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    Several systems for estimating fish impingement at power plant cooling-water intakes are compared to determine the most statistically efficient sampling designs and methods. Compared to a simple random sampling scheme the stratified systematic random sampling scheme, the systematic random sampling scheme, and the stratified random sampling scheme yield higher efficiencies and better estimators for the parameters in two models of fish impingement as a time-series process. Mathematical results and illustrative examples of the applications of the sampling schemes to simulated and real data are given. Some sampling designs applicable to fish-impingement studies are presented in appendixes

  8. Six-Degree-of-Freedom Sensor Fish Design: Governing Equations and Motion Modeling

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    Deng, Zhiqun; Richmond, Marshall C.; Simmons, Carver S.; Carlson, Thomas J.

    2004-08-19

    The Sensor Fish device is being used at Northwest hydropower projects to better understand the conditions fish experience during passage through hydroturbines and other dam bypass alternatives. Since its initial development in 1997, the Sensor Fish has undergone numerous design changes to improve its function and extend the range of its use. The most recent Sensor Fish design, the three degree of freedom (3DOF) device, has been used successfully to characterize the environment fish experience when passing through turbines, in spill, or in engineered fish bypass facilities at dams. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is in the process of redesigning the current 3DOF Sensor Fish device package to improve its field performance. Rate gyros will be added to the new six degree of freedom (6DOF) device so that it will be possible to observe the six linear and angular accelerations of the Sensor Fish as it passes the dam. Before the 6DOF Sensor Fish device can be developed and deployed, governing equations of motion must be developed in order to understand the design implications of instrument selection and placement within the body of the device. In this report, we describe a fairly general formulation for the coordinate systems, equations of motion, force and moment relationships necessary to simulate the 6DOF movement of an underwater body. Some simplifications are made by considering the Sensor Fish device to be a rigid, axisymmetric body. The equations of motion are written in the body-fixed frame of reference. Transformations between the body-fixed and interial reference frames are performed using a formulation based on quaternions. Force and moment relationships specific to the Sensor Fish body are currently not available. However, examples of the trajectory simulations using the 6DOF equations are presented using existing low and high-Reynolds number force and moment correlations. Animation files for the test cases are provided in an attached CD. The next phase of the work will focus on the refinement and application of the 6DOF simulator developed in this project. Experimental and computational studies are planned to develop a set of force and moment relationships that are specific to the Sensor Fish body over the range of Reynolds numbers that it experiences. Lab testing of prototype 6DOF Sensor Fish will also allow for refinement of the trajectory simulations through comparison with observations in test flumes. The 6DOF simulator will also be an essential component in tools to analyze field data measured using the next generation Sensor Fish. The 6DOF simulator will be embedded in a moving-machinery computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for hydroturbines to numerically simulate the 6DOF Sensor Fish.

  9. Cutting and dismantling of the South West ladder of the Atucha I nuclear power plant

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    The metallic ladder built in stainless steel was used originally to check the welding of the reactor pressure vessel. It was located between the thermal insulation and reactor pressure vessel. Because of a failure in the mechanism, which let the ladder runs around the vessel, it had to be removed. A special tool remotely operated was designed to make different cuts in the bottom of the structure in a very high radioactive location

  10. Validation of a Contemplation Ladder in an Adult Substance Use Disorder Sample

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    HOGUE, AARON; Dauber, Sarah; Morgenstern, Jon

    2010-01-01

    Developing brief measures of motivation to abstain from substance use that reliably predict treatment retention and outcome is a high priority in the addiction field. This study examined the psychometric properties of a contemplation ladder designed to assess readiness to abstain from alcohol and drug use respectively, based on the contemplation ladder for smoking cessation developed by Biener & Abrams (1991). Participants were 394 substance-using male and female welfare recipients referred f...

  11. Preparation of DNA Ladder Based on Multiplex PCR Technique

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    Jun-he Zhang; Li Guo; Tian-Yun Wang

    2010-01-01

    DNA molecular weight standard control, also called DNA marker (ladder), has been widely used in the experiments of molecular biology. In the paper, we report a method by which DNA marker was prepared based on multiple PCR technique. 100–1000?bp DNA fragments were amplified using the primers designed according to the 6631?~?7630 position of lambda DNA. Target DNA fragments were amplified using Touchdown PCR combined with hot start PCR, respectively, followed extracted by phenol/chloroform, pre...

  12. TEST OF LADDERS AND STEP-LADDERS AT SMALL ENTERPRISES AS THE ELEMENT OF WORK SAFETY ASSURANCE / ????????? ??????? ? ????????? ?? ????? ???????????? ? ????????????? ??? ??????? ??????????? ???????????? ?????

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available One of the main means of lifting on height at small enterprises in construction branch are ladders and step-ladders. Therefore regular tests of ladders and step-ladders regarding safety of the use in work is an important task in the sphere of safety of works at height / ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????? ???????? ???????? ? ?????????. ??????? ?? ?????????? ????????? ?? ??????? ???????????? ????????????? ? ?????? ???????? ???????????? ??????? ? ????? ??????????? ???????????? ????? ?? ??????

  13. Available friction of ladder shoes and slip potential for climbing on a straight ladder.

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    Chang, Wen-Ruey; Chang, Chien-Chi; Matz, Simon

    2005-07-15

    Straight ladder accidents are a major safety problem. As a leading cause of injuries involving straight ladders, slips at the ladder base occur when the required friction exceeds the available friction at the ladder shoe and floor interface. The objectives of this experiment were to measure the available friction at the base of a portable straight ladder in contact with a floor and to estimate the slip potential of the ladder. The results of friction measurements indicated that the measured friction coefficient on the oily surfaces differed among the six commercially available ladder shoes evaluated. A statistical model was used to compare the available friction results from the current study with the friction requirements under different climbing conditions from a previous study based on their stochastic distributions to estimate the slip potential at the base of the ladder. The results showed that different climbing conditions used in the previous study could be supported by available friction on dry surfaces. However, when the ladder was put onto oily surfaces, resulting in a significant reduction in the available friction due to contamination, slip potential was significantly increased. PMID:16251154

  14. A seventeenth-order polylogarithm ladder

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    Bailey, D H; Bailey, David H.; Broadhurst, David J.

    1999-01-01

    Cohen, Lewin and Zagier found four ladders that entail the polylogarithms ${\\rm Li}_n(\\alpha_1^{-k}):=\\sum_{r>0}\\alpha_1^{-k r}/r^n$ at order $n=16$, with indices $k\\le360$, and $\\alpha_1$ being the smallest known Salem number, i.e. the larger real root of Lehmer's celebrated polynomial with the smallest known non-trivial Mahler measure. By adjoining the index $k=630$, we generate a fifth ladder at order 16 and a ladder at order 17 that we presume to be unique. This empirical integer relation, between elements of multiplied by integers with nearly 300 digits. It has been checked to more than 59,000 decimal digits. Among the ladders that we found in other number fields, the longest has order 13 and index 294. It is based on be the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of a graph.

  15. Magnetic order in ferromagnetically coupled spin ladders

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    Dalosto, S D

    1999-01-01

    A model of coupled antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg ladders is studied with numerical techniques. In the case of ferromagnetic interladder coupling we find that the dynamic and static structure factor has a peak at $(\\pi,\\pi/2)$ where the first (second) direction is along (transversal) to the ladders. Besides, we suggest that the intensity of this peak and the spin-spin correlation at the maximum distance along the ladder direction remain finite in the bulk limit for strong enough interladder coupling. We discuss the relevance of these results for magnetic compounds containing ladders coupled in a trellis lattice and for the stripe scenario in high-T$_c$ superconducting cuprates.

  16. DUNDRUM Restriction and Intrusion Liberty Ladders (DRILL)

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    KENNEDY, HARRY

    2011-01-01

    This series of rating 'ladders' is intended to allow a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the use of restrictive and intrusive interventions as part of the therapeutic management of violence and aggression in psychiatric hospital settings. This is an evolving handbook. The ladders are currently organised to facilitate a behavioural analysis. Context, antecedents, behaviour, interventions, consequences are conceptualised as a series of events organised in temporal sequence so that causes...

  17. Spin gap in doped ladder systems

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    Campos Venuti, Lorenzo

    2004-01-01

    A proper theoretical description of doped antiferromagnets is until now an unresolved issue. In this work we study chain and ladder systems, and in particularly we focus on the physically most interesting two leg ladder. Our starting point is the Spin Fermion model in which an antiferromagnetic background of localized spins interacts with mobile holes via a rotation invariant Kondo-like term. The interesting region of the phase diagram is that close to the Mott-insulator transition where...

  18. Stripe formation in doped Hubbard ladders

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    Hager, G; Wellein, G.; Jeckelmann, E.; Fehske, H.

    2004-01-01

    We investigate the formation of stripes in $7\\chunks \\times 6$ Hubbard ladders with $4\\chunks$ holes doped away from half filling using the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method. A parallelized code allows us to keep enough density-matrix eigenstates (up to $m=8000$) and to study sufficiently large systems (with up to $7\\chunks = 21$ rungs) to extrapolate the stripe amplitude to the limits of vanishing DMRG truncation error and infinitely long ladders. Our wor...

  19. Generalized Binomial States: Ladder Operator Approach

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    Fu, Hong-Chen; SASAKI, Ryu

    1996-01-01

    We show that the binomial states (BS) of Stoler {\\it et al.} admit the ladder and displacement operator formalism. By generalizing the ladder operator formalism we propose an eigenvalue equation which possesses the number and the squeezed states as its limiting solutions. The explicit forms of the solutions, to be referred to as the {\\it generalized binomial states} (GBS), are given. Corresponding to the wide range of the eigenvalue spectrum these GBS have as widely differen...

  20. Observation of Breathers in Josephson Ladders

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    Binder, P.; Abraimov, D.; Ustinov, A. V.; Flach, S.; Zolotaryuk, Y.

    2000-01-01

    We report on the observation of spatially localized excitations in a ladder of small Josephson junctions. The excitations are whirling states which persist under a spatially homogeneous force due to the bias current. These states of the ladder are visualized using a low temperature scanning laser microscopy. We also compute breather solutions with high accuracy in corresponding model equations. The stability analysis of these solutions is used to interpret the measured patterns in the I-V characteristics.

  1. Design and Development of Wireless Sensor Network System to Monitor Parameters Influencing Freshwater Fishes

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    Santoshkumar

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we have designed, developed and proposed a prototype Wireless Sensor Network (WSN System to monitor the Fish Farm. Salinity of the fresh water is a prominent parameter and isresponsible for the difference in environment from marine conditions. Salt is an effective ingredient for fishes in fighting disease, parasites and chemical poisoning. The pH is equally a key parameter which influences the environment where fishes live. Generally, the fishes can live in pH ranges from 6.0 to 9.0, but their quality of life is best between pH 7.0 to 8.0. The change in the value of pH even by a small amount will be more stressful for fish. The temperature is other parameter which decides the value of pHand in turn affects the fishes. The developed prototype WSN system monitors these three parameters affecting the fresh water fishes. The open source technology-ARDUINO (open electronics prototype andopen source is used to develop the system.

  2. Evolutionary multiobjective design of a flexible caudal fin for robotic fish.

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    Clark, Anthony J; Tan, Xiaobo; McKinley, Philip K

    2015-12-01

    Robotic fish accomplish swimming by deforming their bodies or other fin-like appendages. As an emerging class of embedded computing system, robotic fish are anticipated to play an important role in environmental monitoring, inspection of underwater structures, tracking of hazardous wastes and oil spills, and the study of live fish behaviors. While integration of flexible materials (into the fins and/or body) holds the promise of improved swimming performance (in terms of both speed and maneuverability) for these robots, such components also introduce significant design challenges due to the complex material mechanics and hydrodynamic interactions. The problem is further exacerbated by the need for the robots to meet multiple objectives (e.g., both speed and energy efficiency). In this paper, we propose an evolutionary multiobjective optimization approach to the design and control of a robotic fish with a flexible caudal fin. Specifically, we use the NSGA-II algorithm to investigate morphological and control parameter values that optimize swimming speed and power usage. Several evolved fin designs are validated experimentally with a small robotic fish, where fins of different stiffness values and sizes are printed with a multi-material 3D printer. Experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed design approach in balancing the two competing objectives. PMID:26601975

  3. Mechanical design, fabrication, and test of biomimetic fish robot using LIPCA as artificial muscle

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    Wiguna, T.; Syaifuddin, M.; Park, Hoon C.; Heo, S.

    2006-03-01

    This paper presents a mechanical design, fabrication and test of biomimetic fish robot using the Lightweight Piezocomposite Curved Actuator (LIPCA). We have designed a mechanism for converting actuation of the LIPCA into caudal fin movement. This linkage mechanism consists of rack-pinion system and four-bar linkage. We also have tested four types of caudal fin in order to examine effect of different shape of caudal fin on thrust generation by tail beat. Subsequently, based on the caudal fin test, four caudal fins which resemble fish caudal fin shapes of ostraciiform, subcarangiform, carangiform and thunniform, respectively, are attached to the posterior part of the robotic fish. The swimming test using 300 V pp input with 1 Hz to 1.5 Hz frequency was conducted to investigate effect of changing tail beat frequency and shape of caudal fin on the swimming speed of the robotic fish. The maximum swimming speed was reached when the device was operated at its natural swimming frequency. At the natural swimming frequency 1 Hz, maximum swimming speeds of 1.632 cm/s, 1.776 cm/s, 1.612 cm/s and 1.51 cm/s were reached for ostraciiform-, subcarangiform-, carangiform- and thunniform-like caudal fins, respectively. Strouhal numbers, which are a measure of thrust efficiency, were calculated in order to examine thrust performance of the present biomimetic fish robot. We also approximated the net forward force of the robotic fish using momentum conservation principle.

  4. Design and Development of an Innovative Mobile Fish Vending Unit for Retailers

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    Bikash Sarkar; B.B.Sahu; B.C.Mohapatra; N.K.Barik,; D.Majhi; P. Jayasankar,; P.R.Bhatnagar

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to design and develop a low cost mobile fish vending unit in urban/municipality areas with proper waste disposal. The prototype model was designed and fabricated using locally available materials at a cost of Rs.52780/-. The main feature of this prototype is that its100 and 70 L insulated chilled crates; utility box; Cutting and processing area; storage of water and waste disposal. Necessary effort has been made to maintain the possible market quality of fish and...

  5. Hood River and Pelton Ladder Evaluation Studies : Annual Report 1994.

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    Olsen, Erik A.; French, Rod A.; Ritchey, Alan D.

    1995-09-01

    In 1992, the Northwest Power Planning Council approved the Hood River and Pelton ladder master plans within the framework of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The master plans define an approach for implementing a hatchery supplementation program in the Hood River subbasin. The hatchery program as defined in the master plans is called the Hood River Hatchery Production Program (HRPP). The HRPP will be phased in over several years and will be jointly implemented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs (CTWS) Reservation. In December 1991, a monitoring and evaluation program was implemented in the Hood River subbasin to collect life history and production information on stocks of anadromous salmonids returning to the Hood River subbasin. The program was implemented to provide the baseline information needed to: (1) evaluate various management options for implementing the HRPP and (2) determine any post-project impacts the HRPP has on indigenous populations of resident fish. Information collected during the 1992-94 fiscal years will also be used to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) evaluating the program`s impact on the human environment. To begin construction on project facilities, it was proposed that the HRPP be implemented in two phases. Phase I would include work that would fall under a {open_quotes}categorical exclusion{close_quotes} from NEPA, and Phase II would include work requiring an EIS prior to implementation. This report summarizes the life history and escapement data collected in the Hood River subbasin and the status work of implemented under Phase I of the HR Life history and escapement data will be used to: (1) test the assumptions on which harvest and escapement goals for the Hood River and Pelton ladder master plans are based and (2) develop biologically based management recommendations for implementing the HRPP.

  6. Salmon jumping: behavior, kinematics and optimal conditions, with possible implications for fish passageway design

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    Behavioral and kinematic properties and capacities of wild migratory salmonid fishes swimming upstream and jumping up waterfalls generally have played only minor roles in the design and construction of passageways intended to help these fishes get past dams and other human-made obstacles blocking their movements. This paper reports the results of an experimental study of relevant behavioral and kinematic properties of adult kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) jumping up waterfalls as they migrate upstream. We used a portable, adjustable apparatus to study in the field fish responding to artificial waterfalls under a range of flow conditions. We observed fish under conditions of varying water flow rates, pool depths, fall heights and fall angles. We analyzed digital video recordings of their behaviors. Kokanee salmon spontaneously jump up waterfalls within a relatively narrow range of conditions, including low flow speeds, near vertical angles and pool depth to fall height ratios near 1.0. Preferred values for each parameter are, to some extent, dependent on other parameters. In contrast to previous misconceptions, jumping behavior is initiated by running S-start accelerations from beneath the boils formed in the plunge pools below waterfalls, as opposed to C-start standing jumps from the surface. S-starts are immediately followed by burst swimming to the point of takeoff at the surface. These results can contribute to an improved basis for developing designs of fish passageways that may ultimately make them more effective and efficient.

  7. Salmon jumping: behavior, kinematics and optimal conditions, with possible implications for fish passageway design

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    Lauritzen, D V; Jordan, L K; Gordon, M S [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606 (United States); Hertel, F S, E-mail: dlauritz@ccsf.ed, E-mail: fritz.hertel@csun.ed, E-mail: msgordon@ucla.ed, E-mail: ljordan@ucla.ed [Department of Biology, California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States)

    2010-09-15

    Behavioral and kinematic properties and capacities of wild migratory salmonid fishes swimming upstream and jumping up waterfalls generally have played only minor roles in the design and construction of passageways intended to help these fishes get past dams and other human-made obstacles blocking their movements. This paper reports the results of an experimental study of relevant behavioral and kinematic properties of adult kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) jumping up waterfalls as they migrate upstream. We used a portable, adjustable apparatus to study in the field fish responding to artificial waterfalls under a range of flow conditions. We observed fish under conditions of varying water flow rates, pool depths, fall heights and fall angles. We analyzed digital video recordings of their behaviors. Kokanee salmon spontaneously jump up waterfalls within a relatively narrow range of conditions, including low flow speeds, near vertical angles and pool depth to fall height ratios near 1.0. Preferred values for each parameter are, to some extent, dependent on other parameters. In contrast to previous misconceptions, jumping behavior is initiated by running S-start accelerations from beneath the boils formed in the plunge pools below waterfalls, as opposed to C-start standing jumps from the surface. S-starts are immediately followed by burst swimming to the point of takeoff at the surface. These results can contribute to an improved basis for developing designs of fish passageways that may ultimately make them more effective and efficient.

  8. Design, Implementation and Control of a Fish Robot with Undulating Fins

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Biomimetic robots can potentially perform better than conventional robots in underwater vehicle designing. This paper describes the design of the propulsion system and depth control of a robotic fish. In this study, inspired by knife fish, we have designed and implemented an undulating fin to produce propulsive force. This undulating fin is a segmental anal fin that produces sinusoidal wave to propel the robot. The relationship between the individual fin segment and phase angles with the overall fin trajectory has also been discussed. This propulsive force can be adjusted and directed for fish robot manoeuvre by a mechanical system with two servomotors. These servomotors regulate the direction and depth of swimming. A wireless remote control system is designed to adjust the servomotors which enables us to control revolution, speed and phase differences of neighbor servomotors of fins. Finally, Field trials are conducted in an outdoor pool to demonstrate the relationship between robotic fish speed and fin parameters like phase difference, the number of phase and undulatory amplitude.

  9. Road crossing designs and their impact on fish assemblages of Great Plains streams

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    Bouska, Wesley W.; Paukert, Craig P.

    2010-01-01

    A mark-recapture field study was conducted to determine fish passage at 5 concrete box culverts and 5 low-water crossings (concrete slabs vented by culverts) as well as 10 control sites (below a natural riffle) in Flint Hills streams of northeastern Kansas. Additionally, we tested the upstream passage of four fish species native to Great Plains streams (Topeka shiner Notropis topeka, green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus, red shiner Cyprinella lutrensis, and southern redbelly dace Phoxinus erythrogaster) through three simulated crossing designs (box culverts, round corrugated culverts, and natural rock riffles) at water velocities of 0.1 to 1.1 m/s in an experimental stream. The field study indicated that cyprinids were twice as likely to move upstream of box culverts than low-water crossings and 1.4 times as likely to move upstream of control reaches than any crossing type. The best models indicated that the proportion of cyprinids that moved upstream increased with decreased culvert slope and length, perching, and increased culvert width. Our controlled experiment indicated that fish can move through velocities up to 1.1 m/s in a 1.86-m simulated stream and that the proportion of fish that moved upstream did not differ among crossing designs for southern redbelly dace, green sunfish, or Topeka shiner; however, natural rock riffles had lower proportional movements (mean = 0.19) than the box (0.38) or corrugated culvert designs (0.43) for red shiners. Water velocity did not affect the proportional upstream movement of any species except that of Topeka shiners, which increased with water velocity. Crossing design alone may not determine fish passage, and water velocities up to 1.1 m/s may not affect the passage of many Great Plains fishes. Barriers to fish movement may be the result of other factors (e.g., perching, slope, and crossing length). The use of properly designed and installed crossings has promise in conserving Great Plains stream fishes.

  10. Doped spin ladders under magnetic field

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    This thesis deals with the physics of doped two-leg ladders which are a quasi one-dimensional and unconventional superconductor. We particularly focus on the properties under magnetic field. Models for strongly correlated electrons on ladders are studied using exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG). Results are also enlightened by using the bosonization technique. Taking into account a ring exchange it highlights the relation between the pairing of holes and the spin gap. Its influence on the dynamics of the magnetic fluctuations is also tackled. Afterwards, these excitations are probed by the magnetic field by coupling it to the spin degree of freedom of the electrons through Zeeman effect. We show the existence of doping-dependent magnetization plateaus and also the presence of an inhomogeneous superconducting phase (FFLO phase) associated with an exceeding of the Pauli limit. When a flux passes through the ladder, the magnetic field couples to the charge degree of freedom of the electrons via orbital effect. The diamagnetic response of the doped ladder probes the commensurate phases of the t-J model at low J/t. Algebraic transverse current fluctuations are also found once the field is turned on. Lastly, we report numerical evidences of a molecular superfluid phase in the 3/2-spin attractive Hubbard model: at a density low enough, bound states of four fermions, called quartets, acquire dominant superfluid fluctuations. The observed competition between the superfluid and density fluctuations is connected to the physics of doped ladders. (author)

  11. Holon-Doublon Dynamics in Hubbard Ladders

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    Dias da Silva, Luis; Alvarez, Gonzalo; Dagotto, Elbio

    2012-02-01

    Studies of the dynamics of holon-doublon pairs in Mott insulators have unveiled interesting and contrasting results with their band-insulator counterparts [1,2]. In the 1D Hubbard model, a paradigm for a Mott insulator, numerical evidence suggests that the mechanism for exciton decay into magnetic excitations is inefficient [1]. However, transition metal oxides are usually grown in layered superlattices and a real-time study of the holon-doublon propagation on ladders and other layered structures is therefore needed. In this talk, we present results for the real-time dynamics of holon-doublon pairs propagating in a two-leg Hubbard ladder, a more realistic model for several SCMs. We use the time-dependent density matrix renormalization group (tDMRG) algorithm with a time-step-targetting Krylov method. We find that the ladder geometry changes the dynamics of the holon-doublon pair. A ``transfer" of the excitation between the ladder legs is seen, depending on the ratio between the couplings in the two leg directions. Furthermore, the time decay of the total double occupation is modified in the ladder as compared to the 1D case. [4pt] [1] K.A. Al-Hassanieh et al., PRL 100 166403 (2008).[0pt] [2] L. Dias da Silva et al., PRB 81 125113 (2010).

  12. Design of extended length submerged traveling screen and submerged bar screen fish guidance equipment

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    The hydropower projects on the Snake and lower Columbia Rivers in the Pacific Northwest are unique because these rivers are also the spawning grounds for migratory salmon. The salmon swim upstream from the ocean, lay their eggs, and die. The newly hatched fingerlings must then make their way past the hydroelectric dams to the ocean. Two separate bypass systems are needed, one to pass the adult fish going upstream, and one to pass the fingerlings going downstream. This paper addresses the design considerations for two of the components of the downstream migrant fish passage facilities, the extended Submerged Traveling Screen and Submerged Bar Screen

  13. Analysis of Environmental Issues Related to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development II: Design Consideration for Passing Fish Upstream Around Dams

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    Hildebrandt, S. G. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Bell, M. C. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Anderson, J. J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Richey, E. P. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Parkhurst, Z. E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1980-08-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide general information for use by potential developers of small scale hydroelectric projects that will include facilities to pass migrating fish upstream around dams. The document is not intended to be a textbook on design of fish passage facilities, but rather to be a general guide to some factors that are important when designing such facilities.

  14. Pair Correlations in Doped Hubbard Ladders

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    Dolfi, Michele; Keller, Sebastian; Troyer, Matthias

    2015-01-01

    Hubbard ladders are an important stepping stone to the physics of the two-dimensional Hubbard model. While many of their properties are accessible to numerical and analytical techniques, the question of whether weakly hole-doped Hubbard ladders are dominated by superconducting or charge-density-wave correlations has so far eluded a definitive answer. In particular, previous numerical simulations of Hubbard ladders have seen a much faster decay of superconducting correlations than expected based on analytical arguments. We revisit this question using a state-of-the-art implementation of the density matrix renormalization group algorithm that allows us to simulate larger system sizes with higher accuracy than before. Performing careful extrapolations of the results, we obtain improved estimates for the Luttinger liquid parameter and the correlation functions at long distances. Our results confirm that, as suggested by analytical considerations, superconducting correlations become dominant in the limit of very s...

  15. Dipoles on a Two-leg Ladder

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    Gammelmark, SØren; Zinner, Nikolaj Thomas

    2013-01-01

    We study polar molecules with long-range dipole-dipole interactions confined to move on a two-leg ladder for different orientations of the molecular dipole moments with respect to the ladder. Matrix product states are employed to calculate the many-body ground state of the system as function of lattice filling fractions, perpendicular hopping between the legs, and dipole interaction strength. We show that the system exhibits zig-zag ordering when the dipolar interactions are predominantly repulsive. As a function of dipole moment orientation with respect to the ladder, we find that there is a critical angle at which ordering disappears. This angle is slightly larger than the angle at which the dipoles are non-interacting along a single leg. This behavior should be observable using current experimental techniques.

  16. Observation of breather resonances in Josephson ladders

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    Schuster, M.; Binder, P.; Ustinov, A. V.

    2002-01-01

    We report experimental observation of resonances excited by nonlinear localized states (rotobreathers) in Josephson junction ladders. The rotobreathers are found to persist in a frequency range that allows for their resonant interaction with linear electromagnetic modes in the ladders. This interaction leads to nearly constant voltage steps on the current-voltage characteristics. We also present numerical simulations that agree well with experimental data and confirm the resonant interaction between breathers and linear waves. Resonances occur at the base frequency as well as higher harmonics of the linear modes. The observed substructures on the resonances are attributed to the cavity modes for the ladders. Both experimental and simulated current-voltage characteristics show good quantitative agreement with an analytically calculated dispersion relation for linear electromagnetic modes.

  17. Design and Development of an Innovative Mobile Fish Vending Unit for Retailers

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    Bikash Sarkar

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to design and develop a low cost mobile fish vending unit in urban/municipality areas with proper waste disposal. The prototype model was designed and fabricated using locally available materials at a cost of Rs.52780/-. The main feature of this prototype is that its100 and 70 L insulated chilled crates; utility box; Cutting and processing area; storage of water and waste disposal. Necessary effort has been made to maintain the possible market quality of fish and fish products in the form of raw and semi-processed/processed chilled products. Test trial of ergonomics evaluation indicated that the working heart rate (HR work of the male operator ranged from 123.8 to 134 beats/min with a mean value of 131.9 ± 1.6 beats/min. The corresponding values with women were 119.0 to 149.6 and 131.2 ± 1.0 beats/min, respectively. The heart rate was lower with male as compared to the female. The forces on the pedal are 161.84 N and 377.6 N in case of first and second condition. The calculated mechanical advantages for first and second condition are 0.278 and 0.276, respectively. The design of mobile fish vending unit is stable. The operators both male and female have found the unit to be conducive both in terms of ergonomically as well as operationally.

  18. Effect of spray nozzle design on fish oil-whey protein microcapsule properties.

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    Legako, Jerrad; Dunford, Nurhan Turgut

    2010-08-01

    Microencapsulation improves oxidative stability and shelf life of fish oil. Spray and freeze drying are widely used to produce microcapsules. Newer spray-nozzles utilize multiple fluid channels allowing for mixing of wall and core materials at the point of atomization. Sonic energy has also been employed as a means of atomization. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of nozzle type and design on fish oil encapsulation efficiency and microcapsule properties. A total of 3 nozzle types, a pressure nozzle with 1 liquid channel, a pressure nozzle with 2 liquid channels, and a sonic atomizer with 2 liquid channels were examined for their suitability to encapsulate fish oil in whey protein isolate. Physical and chemical properties of freeze dried microcapsules were compared to those of microcapsules produced by spray drying. The 2-fluid pressure and ultrasonic nozzles had the highest (91.6%) and the lowest microencapsulation efficiencies (76%), respectively. There was no significant difference in bulk density of microcapsules produced by ultrasonic and 3-fluid pressure nozzles. The ultrasonic nozzle showed a significantly narrower particle size distribution than the other nozzles. This study demonstrated that new nozzle designs that eliminate emulsion preparation prior to spray drying can be beneficial for microencapsulation applications. However, there is still a need for research to improve microencapsulation efficiency of multiple channel spray nozzles. Practical Application: Since this research evaluates new spray nozzle designs for oil microencapsulation, the information presented in this article could be an interest to fish oil producers and food industry. PMID:20722925

  19. Contribution of experimental fluid mechanics to the design of vertical slot fish passes

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    Wang R.W.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the main results of an experimental study of mean and turbulent characteristics of flow in a scale model of a vertical slot fish pass with varying width and slope (from 5% to 15%. Experimental hydraulic modelling was combined with the study of fish behaviour in the model. The discharge coefficient, which significantly affects the design of such facilities, varied from 0.67 to 0.89 and was strongly influenced by the slope. Two distinct flow patterns were observed, depending on the slope and the fish pass width. The point of transition between the two states was determined. Low velocity areas are likely resting zones for fish and particular attention was paid to evaluating these areas. Slope was found to affect both the volume of the low velocity zone, and the value of turbulent kinetic energy in these areas. The statistical characteristics of turbulent kinetic energy in the pools were linked primarily to the maximum velocity in the jet. An analysis of the behaviour of juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta in the scale model clearly showed that the fish avoided the areas of high velocities in the jet, except at the slot itself where they took advantage of the jet’s non-stationary character. Low-velocity areas were not frequented uniformly by fish, which stayed most frequently in the zone located just downstream from the slot and behind the small side baffle. It is suggested that future studies might investigate lower pool-length to slot-width ratios, which might make it possible to increase the slope significantly and should also examine ways of improving hydraulic conditions for fish by carefully distributing obstacles in pools.

  20. Non-Abelian String-Net Ladders

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    Schulz, M D; Vidal, J

    2014-01-01

    We study the string-net model with a string tension for non-Abelian particles in the ladder geometry. Focusing on the simplest non-Abelian theory with a total quantum dimension larger than two, we find evidence for a "russian doll" spectrum featuring size-independent energy levels. Contrary to Fibonacci and Ising ladders, the spectrum is found to be gapped at the self-dual points and low-energy excitations in the ground-state sector consist in two-quasiparticle bound states that are discussed in the weak-tension limit. We argue that such properties are prototypical of theories containing more than one non-Abelian particle.

  1. A seventeenth-order polylogarithm ladder

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    Bailey, David H.; Broadhurst, David J.

    1999-01-01

    Cohen, Lewin and Zagier found four ladders that entail the polylogarithms ${\\rm Li}_n(\\alpha_1^{-k}):=\\sum_{r>0}\\alpha_1^{-k r}/r^n$ at order $n=16$, with indices $k\\le360$, and $\\alpha_1$ being the smallest known Salem number, i.e. the larger real root of Lehmer's celebrated polynomial $\\alpha^{10}+\\alpha^9-\\alpha^7-\\alpha^6-\\alpha^5-\\alpha^4-\\alpha^3+\\alpha+1$, with the smallest known non-trivial Mahler measure. By adjoining the index $k=630$, we generate a fifth ladder at...

  2. Generalized binomial states: ladder operator approach

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    Fu, Hong-Chen; Sasaki, Ryu

    1996-09-01

    We show that the binomial states (BS) of Stoler et al admit the ladder and displacement operator formalism. By generalizing the ladder operator formalism we propose an eigenvalue equation which possesses the number and the squeezed states as its limiting solutions. The explicit forms of the solutions, to be referred to as the generalized binomial states (GBS), are given. Corresponding to the wide range of the eigenvalue spectrum these GBS have as widely different properties. Their limits to number and squeezed states are investigated in detail. The time evolution of BS is obtained as a special case of the approach.

  3. 5 CFR 335.104 - Eligibility for career ladder promotion.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Eligibility for career ladder promotion... REGULATIONS PROMOTION AND INTERNAL PLACEMENT General Provisions § 335.104 Eligibility for career ladder promotion. No employee shall receive a career ladder promotion unless his or her current rating of...

  4. 30 CFR 56.11006 - Fixed ladder landings.

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    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fixed ladder landings. 56.11006 Section 56....11006 Fixed ladder landings. Fixed ladders shall project at least 3 feet above landings, or subtantial handholds shall be provided above the landings....

  5. 30 CFR 57.11006 - Fixed ladder landings.

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    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fixed ladder landings. 57.11006 Section 57... Escapeways Travelways-Surface and Underground § 57.11006 Fixed ladder landings. Fixed ladders shall project at least 3 feet above landings, or substantial handholds shall be provided above the landings....

  6. 29 CFR 1910.25 - Portable wood ladders.

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    ... 29 Labor 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Portable wood ladders. 1910.25 Section 1910.25 Labor... OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS Walking-Working Surfaces § 1910.25 Portable wood ladders. (a... for the construction, care, and use of the common types of portable wood ladders, in order to...

  7. The Static Ladder Problem with Two Sources of Friction

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    Bennett, Jonathan; Mauney, Alex

    2011-01-01

    The problem of a ladder leaning against a wall in static equilibrium is a classic example encountered in introductory mechanics texts. Most discussions of this problem assume that the static frictional force between the ladder and wall can be ignored. A few authors consider the case where the static friction coefficients between ladder/wall…

  8. Chutes and Ladders for the Impatient

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    Cheteyan, Leslie A.; Hengeveld, Stewart; Jones, Michael A.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we review the rules and game board for "Chutes and Ladders", define a Markov chain to model the game regardless of the spinner range, and describe how properties of Markov chains are used to determine that an optimal spinner range of 15 minimizes the expected number of turns for a player to complete the game. Because the Markov…

  9. Raman cross section of spin ladders

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    Jurecka, Christoph; Gruetzun, Verena; Friedrich, Andreas; Brenig, Wolfram

    2001-01-01

    We demonstrate that a two-triplet resonance strongly renormalizes the Raman spectrum of two-leg spin ladders and moreover suggest this to be the origin of the asymmetry of the magnetic Raman continuum observed in CaV2O5.

  10. Development of Single- and Double-sided Ladders for the ILD Vertex Detectors

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    Baudot, Jerome; Bashinska, Olena; Chon-Sen, Nathalie; Dulinski, Wojciech; Hegner, Franziska; Gelin-Galibel, Marie; Gauld, Rhorry; Goffe, Mathieu; Goldstein, Joel; Gregor, Ingrid; Hu-Guo, Christine; Koetz, Ulrich; Nomerotski, Andrei; Winter, Marc

    2012-01-01

    We discuss two projects exploring the integration of thin CMOS pixel sensors in order to prototype ladders matching the geometry needed for the ILD vertex detector. The PLUME project has designed and fabricated full-size and fully functional double- sided layers which currently reach 0.6 % X0 and aim for 0.3 % X0 in mid-2012. Another approach, SERNWIETE, consists in wrapping the sensors in a polyimide-based micro-cable to obtain a supportless single-sided ladder with a mater...

  11. Development of Single- and Double-sided Ladders for the ILD Vertex Detectors

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    Baudot, Jerome; Chon-Sen, Nathalie; Dulinski, Wojciech; Hegner, Franziska; Gelin-Galibel, Marie; Gauld, Rhorry; Goffe, Mathieu; Goldstein, Joel; Gregor, Ingrid; Hu-Guo, Christine; Koetz, Ulrich; Nomerotski, Andrei; Winter, Marc

    2012-01-01

    We discuss two projects exploring the integration of thin CMOS pixel sensors in order to prototype ladders matching the geometry needed for the ILD vertex detector. The PLUME project has designed and fabricated full-size and fully functional double- sided layers which currently reach 0.6 % X0 and aim for 0.3 % X0 in mid-2012. Another approach, SERNWIETE, consists in wrapping the sensors in a polyimide-based micro-cable to obtain a supportless single-sided ladder with a material budget around 0.15 % X0. First promising samples have been produced and the full-size prototype is expected in spring 2012.

  12. Stability estimation of vietnamese small – sized fishing vessels at early stages of their designing

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    Mai Quoc Truong

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available A new method of stability estimation of Vietnamese small-sized fishing vessels at early stages of designing is presented in the paper. A general mathe-matical model of critical elevations of center gravity (CG of a vessel for all crite-ria is based on stability recommendations of the international marine organiza-tion (IMO (1968 and Rules of the Russian marine navigation register (2005 (for small vessels. After the processing of statistical data on Vietnamese small-sized fishing vessels, regression models of critical elevations of CG according to different criteria of stability are developed. It is shown that the derived regression models are of sufficient accuracy. Using these models and factual CG it is possi-ble to formulate a sufficient condition for stability in the equation system of de-sign. The solution of this equation system allows to obtain geometrical character-istics of a vessel, which meet stability requirements.

  13. Walla Walla River Fish Passage Operations Program, 2004-2005 Annual Report.

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    Bronson, James P. (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Department of Natural Resources, Pendleton, OR); Duke, Bill B. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pendleton, OR)

    2006-02-01

    In the late 1990s, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with many other agencies, began implementing fisheries restoration activities in the Walla Walla Basin. An integral part of these efforts is to alleviate the inadequate fish migration conditions in the basin. The migration concerns are being addressed by removing diversion structures, constructing fish passage facilities, implementing minimum instream flow requirements, and providing trap and haul efforts when needed. The objective of the Walla Walla River Fish Passage Operations Project is to increase the survival of migrating adult and juvenile salmonids in the Walla Walla River basin. The project is responsible for coordinating operation and maintenance of ladders, screen sites, bypasses, trap facilities, and transportation equipment. In addition, the project provides technical input on passage criteria and passage and trapping facility design and operation. Operation of the various passage facilities and passage criteria guidelines are outlined in an annual operations plan that the project develops. During the 2004-2005 project year, there were 590 adult summer steelhead, 31 summer steelhead kelts (Oncorhynchus mykiss), 70 adult bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus); 80 adult and 1 jack spring Chinook (O. tshawytscha) enumerated at the Nursery Bridge Dam fishway video counting window between December 13, 2004, and June 16, 2005. Summer steelhead and spring chinook were observed moving upstream while bull trout were observed moving both upstream and downstream of the facility. In addition, the old ladder trap was operated by ODFW in order to enumerate fish passage. Of the total, 143 adult summer steelhead and 15 summer steelhead kelts were enumerated at the west ladder at Nursery Bridge Dam during the video efforts between February 4 and May 23, 2005. Operation of the Little Walla Walla River juvenile trap for trap and haul purposes was not necessary this year.

  14. An evaluation of survey design for estimating the food consumption by fish

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    Bogstad, Bjarte; Pennington, Michael; Vølstad, Jon Helge

    1991-01-01

    The effect of survey design on the precision of estimates of average fish stomach contents is examined. The contribution to the total variance from within and between tow variability in stomach contents is evaluated, and the implications for stomach sampling programs are discussed. As an example we have estimated the average amount of capelin in Barents Sea cod stomachs for years of very low, low and medium capelin abundance. The results indicate that to maximize precision for a given cost it...

  15. Evaluation of Juvenile Fish Bypass and Adult Fish Facilities at Water Diversions in the Umatilla River; 1992 Annual Report.

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    Knapp, Suzanne M.

    1993-03-01

    We report on our progress from October 1991 through September 1992 in evaluating juvenile fish bypass facilities at Three Mile Falls and Westland dams on the Umatilla River. We also report on our progress from October 1991 through June 1992 in evaluating adult fish passage in the lower Umatilla River and adult fish passage facilities at Three Mile Falls Dam. The study is a cooperative effort by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). These are the study objectives addressed by ODFW and CTUIR: (1) Report A (ODFW): To evaluate the juvenile fish bypass facility in the West Extension Irrigation District Canal at Three Mile Falls Dam and document juvenile salmonid passage through the juvenile fish bypass facility and east-bank adult fish ladder. To measure velocity and develop trap designs at Westland Dam. (2) Report B (CTUIR): To examine the passage of adult salmonids at Three Mile Falls Dam. The study is part of a program to rehabilitate anadromous fish stocks in the Umatilla River Basin, including restoration of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), as well as enhancement of summer steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

  16. 29 CFR 1910.29 - Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers).

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    2010-07-01

    ... material used for the couplers shall be of a structural type, such as a drop-forged steel, malleable iron or structural grade aluminum. The use of gray cast iron is prohibited. (3) Erection. Only the... against corrosion or deterioration. (a) The design working load of ladder stands shall be calculated...

  17. A portable bio-amplifier for electric fish research: design and construction

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    Jonathan K., Wells; William G. R., Crampton.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available As fracas descargas dos órgãos elétricos (EODs) dos gimnotiformes podem ser facilmente amplificadas com um amplificador de banda larga conectado a eletrodos submersos. A saída do amplificador pode ser monitorada com auto-falantes ou digitalizada para análise subsequente. Equipamentos disponíveis com [...] ercialmente são caros e requerem fontes elétricas potentes. Nós fornecemos aqui o esquema e as instruções para a construção e calibragem de um bio-amplificador barato, portátil, energizado à bateria recarregável. Este equipamento foi desenhado para permitir a localização de peixes elétricos no campo, além de permitir a aquisiçào relativamente sem ruídos de ondas de EODs de espécimes mantidos temporariamente em cativeiro. Esta contribuição pretende encorajar estudantes de Ictiologia Neotropical a explorar sinais elétricos em peixes gymnotiformes. Abstract in english The weak electric organ discharges (EODs) of gymnotiform knife fishes can be readily amplified with a wideband amplifier connected to submerged electrodes. The output from such an amplifier can then be monitored with audio speakers or digitized for subsequent analysis. Commercially available devices [...] are expensive and usually require mains electrical power. Here we provide design notes and instructions for the construction and calibration of a cheap, portable, battery-powered, AC-coupled wideband bio-amplifier. This device was designed to allow electric fishes to be located in the field, and also to permit the relatively noise-free acquisition of EOD waveforms from specimens held in temporary captivity. This contribution is intended to encourage students of neotropical ichthyology to explore electric signaling in gymnotiform fishes.

  18. A portable bio-amplifier for electric fish research: design and construction

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    Jonathan K. Wells

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The weak electric organ discharges (EODs of gymnotiform knife fishes can be readily amplified with a wideband amplifier connected to submerged electrodes. The output from such an amplifier can then be monitored with audio speakers or digitized for subsequent analysis. Commercially available devices are expensive and usually require mains electrical power. Here we provide design notes and instructions for the construction and calibration of a cheap, portable, battery-powered, AC-coupled wideband bio-amplifier. This device was designed to allow electric fishes to be located in the field, and also to permit the relatively noise-free acquisition of EOD waveforms from specimens held in temporary captivity. This contribution is intended to encourage students of neotropical ichthyology to explore electric signaling in gymnotiform fishes.As fracas descargas dos órgãos elétricos (EODs dos gimnotiformes podem ser facilmente amplificadas com um amplificador de banda larga conectado a eletrodos submersos. A saída do amplificador pode ser monitorada com auto-falantes ou digitalizada para análise subsequente. Equipamentos disponíveis comercialmente são caros e requerem fontes elétricas potentes. Nós fornecemos aqui o esquema e as instruções para a construção e calibragem de um bio-amplificador barato, portátil, energizado à bateria recarregável. Este equipamento foi desenhado para permitir a localização de peixes elétricos no campo, além de permitir a aquisiçào relativamente sem ruídos de ondas de EODs de espécimes mantidos temporariamente em cativeiro. Esta contribuição pretende encorajar estudantes de Ictiologia Neotropical a explorar sinais elétricos em peixes gymnotiformes.

  19. Design and Implementation of a new Autonomous Sensor Fish to Support Advanced Hydropower Development

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    Deng, Zhiqun; Lu, Jun; Myjak, Mitchell J.; Martinez, Jayson J.; Tian, Chuan; Morris, Scott J.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Zhou, Da; Hou, Hongfei

    2014-11-04

    Acceleration in development of additional conventional hydropower requires tools and methods to perform laboratory and in-field validation of turbine performance and fish passage claims. The new-generation Sensor Fish has been developed with more capabilities to accommodate a wider range of users over a wider range of turbine designs and operating environments. It provides in situ measurements of three dimensional (3D) accelerations, 3D rotational velocities, 3D orientation, pressure, and temperature at a sampling frequency of 2048 Hz. It also has an automatic floatation system and built-in radio frequency transmitter for recovery. The relative errors of the pressure, acceleration and rotational velocity were within ±2%, ±5%, and ±5%, respectively. The accuracy of orientation was within ±4° and accuracy of temperature was ±2°C. It is being deployed to evaluate the biological effects of turbines or other hydraulic structures in several countries.

  20. Fish canning wastewater treatment by activated sludge: Application of factorial design optimization

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    Raquel O. Cristóvão

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The optimization of hydraulic retention time (HRT and initial organic matter concentration for dissolved organic carbon (DOC abatement of wastewater from a fish canning industry of northern Portugal by activated sludge was investigated using response surface methodology (RSM. The two parameters were chosen since it was found that the treatment efficiency is mainly influenced by them. The experimental data on DOC removal were fitted into a quadratic polynomial model using factorial design and RSM. The optimum process conditions were determined by analyzing the response surface of a three-dimensional plot and by solving the regression model equation. The obtained results showed a HRT of 6.4 h and an initial DOC of 406.2 mg/L as the best treatment conditions. Under these conditions, the maximum predicted DOC removal was 88.0%, confirming the feasibility and the reliability of fish canning wastewater treatment by activated sludge for organic content removal.

  1. SUSY's Ladder: Reframing Sequestering at Large Volume

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    Reece, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    Theories with approximate no-scale structure, such as the Large Volume Scenario, have a distinctive hierarchy of multiple mass scales in between TeV gaugino masses and the Planck scale, which we call SUSY's Ladder. This is a particular realization of Split Supersymmetry in which the same small parameter suppresses gaugino masses relative to scalar soft masses, scalar soft masses relative to the gravitino mass, and the UV cutoff or string scale relative to the Planck scale. This scenario has many phenomenologically interesting properties, and can avoid dangers including the gravitino problem, flavor problems, and the moduli-induced LSP problem that plague other supersymmetric theories. We study SUSY's Ladder using a superspace formalism that makes the mysterious cancelations in previous computations manifest. This opens the possibility of a consistent effective field theory understanding of the phenomenology of these scenarios, based on power-counting in the small ratio of string to Planck scales. We also show...

  2. Fractional Shapiro steps in ladder Josephson arrays

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    We study the response of Josephson ladder arrays (1xN plaquettes) to a combined ac and dc current. For N?1, the arrays are predicted to exhibit Shapiro steps at voltages left-angle V right-angle=nN??/(2e) for n=1/2,1,3/2, . . ., over a broad range of fields f=?/?0 (?=flux per plaquette, ?0=hc/2e). The calculated half-steps persist even in single-plaquette ''arrays'' at all fields f?0, and, when the critical currents parallel to the applied current are sufficiently unequal, even at f=0. Measurements of the step widths ?I1/2(f) and ?I1(f) for 1x600 ladder arrays of Nb-Au-Nb junctions are in good agreement with the calculations

  3. Stripe formation in doped Hubbard ladders

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    Hager, G; Jeckelmann, E; Fehske, H

    2004-01-01

    We investigate the formation of stripes in $7\\chunks \\times 6$ Hubbard ladders with $4\\chunks$ holes doped away from half filling using the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method. A parallelized code allows us to keep enough density-matrix eigenstates (up to $m=8000$) and to study sufficiently large systems (with up to $7\\chunks = 21$ rungs) to extrapolate the stripe amplitude to the limits of vanishing DMRG truncation error and infinitely long ladders. Our work gives strong evidence that stripes exist in the ground state for strong coupling ($U=12t$) but that the structures found in the hole density at weaker coupling ($U=3t$) are an artifact of the DMRG approach.

  4. The entrepreneurial ladder and its determinants

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    2010-01-01

    Abstract We test a new model where the entrepreneurial decision is described as a process of successive engagement levels, i.e., as an entrepreneurial ladder. Five levels are distinguished using nearly 12,000 observations from the 2004 ?Flash Eurobarometer survey on Entrepreneurship? covering the 25 European Union member states and the United States. The most surprising of the many results is that perception of lack of financial support is no obstacle for moving to a higher entrepr...

  5. A ladder Ising spin configuration. Heat capacity

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    We consider a ladder Ising spin model, characterized by two couplings (interchain and intrachain couplings), to study its thermal behaviour and particularly the variation of the specific heat versus the temperature, the ratio of interaction constants and the magnetic field. It is interesting that when the competition between interchain and intrachain interactions is strong the specific heat exhibits a double peak and when the competition is not so strong the specific heat has a single peak. The spin -1/2 ladder or the system of two coupled spin chains may be realized in nature by vanadyl pyrophosphate ((VO)2P2O7) or similar materials. All these intermediate systems are today important to gain further insight into the physics of one-dimensional spin chains and the two- dimensional high - Tc spin systems, both of which have shown interesting and unusual magnetic and superconducting properties. It is plausible that experimental and theoretical studies of ladders may lead to other interesting physical phenomena. (author). 22 refs, 4 figs

  6. Braess like Paradox on Ladder Network

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    2015-01-01

    Braess \\cite{1} has been studied about a traffic flow on a diamond type network and found that introducing new edges to the networks always does not achieve the efficiency. Some researchers studied the Braess' paradox in similar type networks by introducing various types of cost functions. But whether such paradox occurs or not is not scarcely studied in complex networks except for Dorogovtsev-Mendes network\\cite{2}. In this article, we study the paradox on Ladder type networks, as the first step to the research about Braess' paradox on Watts and Strogatz type small world network\\cite{Watt1}\\cite{Watt2}. %We theoretically and numerically studied Braess' paradox on Ladder networks. For the purpose, we construct $4 \\times 3$ models as extensions of the original Braess' models. We analyze theoretically and numerically studied the models on Ladder networks. Last we give a phase diagram for (a) model, where the cost functions of bypasses are constant =0 or flow, base on two parameters $r$ and $p$ by numerical simu...

  7. Box ladders in non-integer dimension

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    Gonzalez, Ivan

    2012-01-01

    We construct a class of triangle-ladder diagrams which can be calculated by making a use of Belokurov-Usyukina loop reduction technique in d = 4 -2e dimensions. The main idea of the approach consists in generalization of this loop reduction technique existing in d = 4 dimensions. The recursive formula relating L-loop result for any triangle ladder of that class and (L-1)-loop result for another triangle ladder of the same class is derived. Since the method proposed in the present paper combines analytic and dimensional regularizations, at the end of the calculation we have to remove the analytic regularization by taking the limit in which the parameters of the analytic regularization are vanishing. In this limit on the left hand side of the recursive relations we obtain in the position space the diagram in which the indices of the rungs are 1 and all the other indices are 1-e. Fourier transforms of this type of diagrams are the momentum space diagrams which have indices of the rungs equal to 1-e and all the o...

  8. Designing and validating the methodology for the Internet assessment of fish consumption at a university setting

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    Erika da Silva, Maciel; Julia Santos, Vasconcelos; Luciana Kimie Savay da, Silva; Jaqueline Girnos, Sonati; Juliana, Galvão; Dirceu da, Silva; Marília, Oetterer.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Assessing fish consumption is complex and involves several factors; however, the use of questionnaires in surveys and the use of the Internet as tool to collect data have been considered promising approaches. Therefore, the objective of this research was to design a data collection technique using a [...] questionnaire to assess fish consumption by making it available on a specific home page on the Internet. A bibliographical survey or review was carried out to identify the features of the instrument, and therefore pre-tests were conducted with previous instruments, followed by the Focus Group technique. Specialists then performed an analysis and conducted an online pre-test. Multivariate data analysis was applied using the SmartPLS software. The results indicate that 1.966 participants belonging to the University of São Paulo (USP) community participated in the test, and after the exclusion of some variables, a statistically significant results were obtained. The final constructs comprised consumption, quality, and general characteristics. The instrument consisted of behavioral statements in a 5-point Likert scale and multiple-choice questions. The Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0.66 for general characteristics, 0.98 for quality, and 0.91 for consumption, which indicate good reliability of the instrument. In conclusion, the results proved that the Internet assessment is efficient. The instrument of analysis allowed us to better understand the process of buying and consuming fish in the country, and it can be used as base for further research.

  9. Designing and validating the methodology for the Internet assessment of fish consumption at a university setting

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    Erika da Silva Maciel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Assessing fish consumption is complex and involves several factors; however, the use of questionnaires in surveys and the use of the Internet as tool to collect data have been considered promising approaches. Therefore, the objective of this research was to design a data collection technique using a questionnaire to assess fish consumption by making it available on a specific home page on the Internet. A bibliographical survey or review was carried out to identify the features of the instrument, and therefore pre-tests were conducted with previous instruments, followed by the Focus Group technique. Specialists then performed an analysis and conducted an online pre-test. Multivariate data analysis was applied using the SmartPLS software. The results indicate that 1.966 participants belonging to the University of São Paulo (USP community participated in the test, and after the exclusion of some variables, a statistically significant results were obtained. The final constructs comprised consumption, quality, and general characteristics. The instrument consisted of behavioral statements in a 5-point Likert scale and multiple-choice questions. The Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0.66 for general characteristics, 0.98 for quality, and 0.91 for consumption, which indicate good reliability of the instrument. In conclusion, the results proved that the Internet assessment is efficient. The instrument of analysis allowed us to better understand the process of buying and consuming fish in the country, and it can be used as base for further research.

  10. Design and control of an embedded vision guided robotic fish with multiple control surfaces.

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    Yu, Junzhi; Wang, Kai; Tan, Min; Zhang, Jianwei

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the development and control issues of a self-propelled robotic fish with multiple artificial control surfaces and an embedded vision system. By virtue of the hybrid propulsion capability in the body plus the caudal fin and the complementary maneuverability in accessory fins, a synthesized propulsion scheme including a caudal fin, a pair of pectoral fins, and a pelvic fin is proposed. To achieve flexible yet stable motions in aquatic environments, a central pattern generator- (CPG-) based control method is employed. Meanwhile, a monocular underwater vision serves as sensory feedback that modifies the control parameters. The integration of the CPG-based motion control and the visual processing in an embedded microcontroller allows the robotic fish to navigate online. Aquatic tests demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed mechatronic design and swimming control methods. Particularly, a pelvic fin actuated sideward swimming gait was first implemented. It is also found that the speeds and maneuverability of the robotic fish with coordinated control surfaces were largely superior to that of the swimming robot propelled by a single control surface. PMID:24688413

  11. Hood River and Pelton Ladder Evaluation Studies, Annual Report 2000-2001.

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    Olsen, Erik

    2009-09-01

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) funded the development of two master plans which outline the rationale, and general approach, for implementing a defined group of projects that are an integral part of a comprehensive watershed goal to 'Protect, enhance and restore wild and natural populations of anadromous and resident fish within the Hood River Subbasin'. The Hood River Production Master Plan and the Pelton Ladder Master Plan were completed in 1991 and subsequently approved by the Northwest Power Planning Council in 1992. Action items identified in the two master plans, as well as in a later document entitled 'Hood River/Pelton Ladder Master Agreement' (ODFW and CTWSRO Undated), are designed to achieve two biological fish objectives: (1) to increase production of wild summer and winter steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to levels commensurate with the subbasins current carrying capacity and (2) re-establishing a self-sustaining population of spring chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Numerical fish objectives for subbasin escapement, spawner escapement, and subbasin harvest are defined for each of these species in Coccoli (2000). Several projects are presently funded by the BPA to achieve the Hood River subbasin's numerical fish objectives for summer and winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon. They include BPA project numbers 1998-021-00 (Hood River Fish Habitat), 1998-053-03 (Hood River Production Program - CTWSRO: M&E), 1998-053-07 (Parkdale Fish Facility), 1998-053-08 (Powerdale/Oak Springs O&M), and 1998-053-12 (Hood River Steelhead Genetics Study). Collectively, they are implemented under the umbrella of what has come to be defined as the Hood River Production Program (HRPP). The HRPP is jointly implemented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO). Strategies for achieving the HRPP's biological fish objectives for the Hood River subbasin were initially devised based on various assumptions about (1) subbasin carrying capacity, (2) survival rates for selected life history stages, and (3) historic and current escapements of wild, natural, and hatchery stocks of anadromous salmonids to the Hood River subbasin. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife began funding a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) project in December 1991 to collect the quantitative biological information needed to (1) more accurately assess the validity of these assumptions and (2) evaluate the proposed hatchery supplementation component of the HRPP. Bonneville Power Administration assumed funding of the M&E project in August 1992. The M&E project was initially confined to sampling anadromous salmonids escaping to an adult trapping facility operated at Powerdale Dam; which is located at River Mile (RM) 4.5 on the mainstem of the Hood River. Stock specific life history and biological data was collected to (1) monitor subbasin spawner escapements and (2) collect pre-implementation data critical to evaluating the newly proposed HRPP's potential biological impact on indigenous populations of resident fish. The scope of the M&E project was expanded in 1994 to collect the data needed to quantify (1) subbasin smolt production and carrying capacity, (2) smolt to adult survival rates, and (3) the spatial distribution of indigenous populations of summer and winter steelhead, spring and fall chinook salmon, and coho salmon. A creel was incorporated into the M&E project in December 1996 to evaluate the HRPP with respect to its defined subbasin and spawner escapement objectives for Hood River stocks of wild and hatchery summer and winter steelhead and for natural and Deschutes stock hatchery spring chinook salmon. In 1996, the M&E project also began monitoring streamflow at various locations in the Hood River subbasin. Streamflow data will be used to correlate subbasin smolt production with summer streamflows. Data collected from 1991-1999 is reported in the following annual progress reports: Olsen et al. (1994), Olsen et al. (1995), Olsen and French (1996), Olsen et al. (1996), Olsen and French (1999), and Olsen and French (2000). The annual progress reports document information collected on (1) rearing densities of indigenous fish, (2) subbasin steelhead smolt production, (3) post-release survival of acclimated and direct released hatchery summer and winter steelhead smolts, (4) smolt to adult anadromous salmonid survival rates, (5) jack and adult anadromous salmonid escapements and harvest, (6) spatial distribution of adult anadromous salmonid holding in the Hood River subbasin, (7) selected life history patterns and morphological and meristic characteristics of wild, natural, and hatchery resident and anadromous salmonids, and (8) summer streamflows.

  12. Designing a mathematical model of management techniques (TQM, BPR in Zahedan , weave fishing net industries

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    Dr.Baqer Kord, Dr. Habibollah Salarzehi, Hamed Aramesh, Somayeh Mousavi

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Currently reengineering and Total Quality Management (TQM techniques known improvement in organizations. in this research initially a Mathematical model was designed to find out the main factors in relative reengineering and TQM. Based on finding factors of Model, a 40 element questionary formed and the questionnaire distributed among the staff of fishing net factory in a random order, finding by using of SPSS, the data analyzed and concluding Remark shows the installation and acceptance of TQM by using reengineering is possible to the factory.

  13. Relativistic Ladder Operators for the Three-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator

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    Ducharme, Robert J.

    2009-01-01

    The quantum constraint equations for a relativistic three-dimensional harmonic oscillator are shown to find concise expression in terms of Lorentz covariant ladder operators. These ladder operators consist of two conjugate 4-vectors that are each constrained to generate three linearly independent combinations of ladder operator components for raising and lowering the eigenstates of the oscillator. Correspondence to the Schr\\"{o}dinger equation for the harmonic oscillator in the non-relativist...

  14. The snakes and ladders of FM service excellence

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    Price, Ilfryn; Mccarroll, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    A report to accompany a workshop and gamification event at EFMC 2015 in Glasgow. Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic. The historic version had its root in morality lessons, where a player's progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes). Our version brings back the morality element by associating each ladder and snake with enablers or barriers to service excellence in FM all ident...

  15. Healthcare organization-education partnerships and career ladder programs for health care workers.

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    Dill, Janette S; Chuang, Emmeline; Morgan, Jennifer C

    2014-12-01

    Increasing concerns about quality of care and workforce shortages have motivated health care organizations and educational institutions to partner to create career ladders for frontline health care workers. Career ladders reward workers for gains in skills and knowledge and may reduce the costs associated with turnover, improve patient care, and/or address projected shortages of certain nursing and allied health professions. This study examines partnerships between health care and educational organizations in the United States during the design and implementation of career ladder training programs for low-skill workers in health care settings, referred to as frontline health care workers. Mixed methods data from 291 frontline health care workers and 347 key informants (e.g., administrators, instructors, managers) collected between 2007 and 2010 were analyzed using both regression and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (QCA). Results suggest that different combinations of partner characteristics, including having an education leader, employer leader, frontline management support, partnership history, community need, and educational policies, were necessary for high worker career self-efficacy and program satisfaction. Whether a worker received a wage increase, however, was primarily dependent on leadership within the health care organization, including having an employer leader and employer implementation policies. Findings suggest that strong partnerships between health care and educational organizations can contribute to the successful implementation of career ladder programs, but workers' ability to earn monetary rewards for program participation depends on the strength of leadership support within the health care organization. PMID:25441318

  16. Using career ladders to motivate and retain employees: an implementation success story.

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    Garletts, Joseph A

    2002-01-01

    In October 2000, Phoenix-based Sonora Quest Laboratories, LLC (SQL), commissioned The Gelfond Group to survey SQL employees. Responding to negative survey scores, SQL developed and implemented an entry-level career ladder for line staff of the specimen management/referral testing department. The program was piloted in February 2001, and was implemented fully shortly thereafter. The ladder was designed to provide job enrichment opportunities through company-conducted training and advancement provisions. It contained requirements for productivity and quality of work performed in addition to increasingly rigorous training and competency documentation. Employees were accountable for their own advancement and for ensuring that all documentation was complete. Advancement was automatic once requirements were completed. Pay increases accompanied each advancement on a predetermined scale. At the end of 12 months, employee turnover dropped from 39% to less than 20% annually. Both productivity and morale improved, and results on a second employee survey indicated dramatic improvement in five key areas. The career ladder concept has been replicated successfully in several other departments, including phlebotomy, and a six-tiered ladder is under development for the clinical laboratory. It will encompass CLA, MLT, and MT positions from entry level to technical coordinator. PMID:12506829

  17. Theoretical and experimental studies on 104 MHz ladder IH-RFQ accelerator

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    To study feasibilities of RFQ-based ion implantation and accelerator mass spectroscopy (AMS), a 104 MHz ladder type IH radio-frequency quadrupole (Ladder IH-RFQ) accelerator has been developed. According to beam dynamics design, it is able to accelerate ions with mass-to-charge ratio up to 14 from 2.9 keV/u to 35.7 keV/u. As a specific feature, the output beam energy spread is as low as 0.6% realized by using internal discrete bunching method. A rod-type RFQ structure, i.e. ladder IH-RFQ is adopted, taking advantage of its mechanical stability and symmetric inter-electrode field. Power test shows that specific shunt impedance of the constructed cavity reaches 178 k? m. During the beam commissioning, 210 ?A 4He+ beam has been obtained, and the transmission efficiency is better than 70% at current of several tens ?A. The ladder IH-RFQ is proved to be very suitable for operating frequency above 100 MHz for light ions

  18. Stakeholder Participation in Research Design and Decisions: Scientists, Fishers, and Mercury in Saltwater Fish

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    Burger, Joanna; Gochfeld, Michael; Fote, Tom

    2013-01-01

    Individuals who fish and eat self-caught fish make decisions about where to fish, the type to eat, and the quantity to eat. Federal and state agencies often issue consumption advisories for some fish with high mercury (Hg) concentrations, but seldom provide either the actual metal levels to the general public, or identify the fish that have low contaminant levels. Community participatory research is of growing importance in defining, studying, and resolving complex exposure and risk issues, a...

  19. Optimal temperature ladders in replica exchange simulations

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    Denschlag, Robert; Lingenheil, Martin; Tavan, Paul

    2009-04-01

    In replica exchange simulations, a temperature ladder with N rungs spans a given temperature interval. Considering systems with heat capacities independent of the temperature, here we address the question of how large N should be chosen for an optimally fast diffusion of the replicas through the temperature space. Using a simple example we show that choosing average acceptance probabilities of about 45% and computing N accordingly maximizes the round trip rates r across the given temperature range. This result differs from previous analyses which suggested smaller average acceptance probabilities of about 23%. We show that the latter choice maximizes the ratio r/N instead of r.

  20. Bound states in weakly disordered spin ladders

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    Arlego, M.; Brenig, W.; Cabra, D. C.; Heidrich-Meisner, F.; Honecker, A.; Rossini, G.

    2004-01-01

    We study the appearance of bound states in the spin gap of spin-1/2 ladders induced by weak bond disorder. Starting from the strong-coupling limit, i.e., the limit of weakly coupled dimers, we perform a projection on the single-triplet subspace and derive the position of bound states for the single impurity problem of one modified coupling as well as for small impurity clusters. The case of a finite concentration of impurities is treated with the coherent-potential approxima...

  1. Phase Diagram of Doped t-J Ladders

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    Müller, Thierry; Haas, Stephan; Rice, T. M.

    1997-03-01

    Undoped cuprate ladders are known to have ground states which sensitively depend on their width, i.e. even-leg ladders are spin liquids while odd-leg ladders have power law order like in a single chain. At finite hole densities a robust Luther-Emery phase with strong d_x^2 - y^2 superconducting correlations is found close to half-filling for ladders with two legs. However, for sufficiently small J/t gapless spin modes appear which signals a transition to a Luttinger liquid state. The variation of the critical value of J/t for this transition with hole doping is determined from the properties of finite clusters calculated by Lanczos techniques. Upon doping three-leg ladders with holes, a Luttinger liquid phase occurs with only single transverse channels for holons and spinons. A critical hole density is identified beyond which more transverse channels appear, leading to a change in the electronic properties.

  2. Sodium-reduced lean sausages with fish oil optimized by a mixture design approach.

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    Marchetti, L; Argel, N; Andrés, S C; Califano, A N

    2015-06-01

    A partial NaCl replacement by KCl and sodium tripolyphosphate on low-fat meat sausages formulated with fish oil was studied using a mixture design. Thermal behavior by modulated differential scanning calorimetry, physicochemical, and textural properties were determined; afterwards they were mathematically modeled as a function of salts content. The thermo-rheological behavior of the different formulations was also studied in a control-stress rheometer. The optimal sodium reduction was found employing a desirability function approach. This formulation was experimentally validated and employed for microstructure analysis by environmental scanning microscopy. The results obtained in this work revealed that partial sodium replacement affected the matrix microstructure, but this change had no impact on sensory acceptability. In comparison with US and Argentinean commercial sausages, our product has 58% and 70% less Na(+) respectively. PMID:25725284

  3. Macrocomposite mechanical design, modeling, and behavior of physical models of bioinspired fish armor

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    Browning, Ashley; Ortiz, Christine; Boyce, Mary C.

    2012-02-01

    The macrocomposite design of flexible biological exoskeletons, consisting of overlapping mineralized armor units embedded in a compliant tissue, is a key determinant of their mechanical function (e.g penetration resistance and biomechanical flexibility). Here, we investigate the role of macrocomposite structure, composition, geometric orientation, and spatial distribution in a flexible model natural armor system present in the majority of teleost fish species. Physical multi-material composite models are fabricated using a combination of 3-D printing and molding methods. Mechanical experiments using digital image correlation enable measurement of both the macroscopic response and underlying deformation mechanisms during various loading scenarios. Finite element-based mechanical models yield detailed insights into the roles and the tradeoffs of the composite structure providing constraint, shear, and bending mechanisms to impart protection and flexibility.

  4. Quantifying Ladder Fuels: A New Approach Using LiDAR

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    Heather A. Kramer

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the relationship between LiDAR and ladder fuels in the northern Sierra Nevada, California USA. Ladder fuels are often targeted in hazardous fuel reduction treatments due to their role in propagating fire from the forest floor to tree crowns. Despite their importance, ladder fuels are difficult to quantify. One common approach is to calculate canopy base height, but this has many potential sources of error. LiDAR may be a way forward to better characterize ladder fuels, but has only been used to address this question peripherally and in only a few instances. After establishing that landscape fuel treatments reduced canopy and ladder fuels at our site, we tested which LiDAR-derived metrics best differentiated treated from untreated areas. The percent cover between 2 and 4 m had the most explanatory power to distinguish treated from untreated pixels across a range of spatial scales. When compared to independent plot-based measures of ladder fuel classes, this metric differentiated between high and low levels of ladder fuels. These findings point to several immediate applications for land managers and suggest new avenues of study that could lead to possible improvements in the way that we model wildfire behavior across forested landscapes in the US.

  5. Inhomogeneously doped two-leg ladder systems

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    Wessel, S; Laeuchli, A; Ledermann, U; Sigrist, M; Wessel, Stefan; Indergand, Martin; Laeuchli, Andreas; Ledermann, Urs; Sigrist, Manfred

    2002-01-01

    A chemical potential difference between the legs of a two-leg ladder is found to be harmful for Cooper pairing. The instability of superconductivity in such systems is analyzed by compairing results of various analytical and numerical methods. Within a strong coupling approach for the t-J model, supplemented by exact numerical diagonalization, hole binding is found unstable beyond a finite, critical chemical potential difference. The doping dependent phase diagram of the t-J model, obtained from spinon-holon mean field theory, indicates a stepwise reduction of superconductivity upon increasing the chemical potential difference. Based on a renormalization group approach and Abelian bosonization, similar conclusions are reached for the weakly interacting Hubbard model.

  6. Bound states in weakly disordered spin ladders

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    Arlego, M. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 67 (1900) La Plata (Argentina)]. E-mail: arlego@venus.fisica.unlp.edu.ar; Brenig, W. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (Germany); Cabra, D.C. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg (France); Heidrich-Meisner, F. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (Germany); Honecker, A. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (Germany); Rossini, G. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 67 (1900) La Plata (Argentina)

    2005-04-30

    We study the appearance of bound states in the spin gap of spin-12 ladders induced by weak bond disorder. Starting from the strong-coupling limit, i.e., the limit of weakly coupled dimers, we perform a projection on the single-triplet subspace and derive the position of bound states for the single impurity problem of one modified coupling as well as for small impurity clusters. The case of a finite concentration of impurities is treated with the coherent-potential approximation (CPA) in the strong-coupling limit and compared with numerical results. Further, we analyze the details in the structure of the density of states and relate their origin to the influence of impurity clusters.

  7. Bound states in weakly disordered spin ladders

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    Arlego, M; Cabra, D C; Heidrich-Meisner, F; Honecker, A; Rossini, G

    2005-01-01

    We study the appearance of bound states in the spin gap of spin-1/2 ladders induced by weak bond disorder. Starting from the strong-coupling limit, i.e., the limit of weakly coupled dimers, we perform a projection on the single-triplet subspace and derive the position of bound states for the single impurity problem of one modified coupling as well as for small impurity clusters. The case of a finite concentration of impurities is treated with the coherent-potential approximation in the strong-coupling limit and compared with numerical results. Furthermore, we analyze the details in the structure of the density of states and relate their origin to the influence of impurity clusters.

  8. Magnetizing and heating quantum spin ladders

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    Andrey Zheludev

    2008-11-01

    Quasi-one-dimensional quantum spin liquids, such as weakly coupled even-legged S=1/2 spin ladders or spin tubes, have a singlet non-magnetic ground state and gap in the excitation spectrum. Their low-temperature properties can be described in terms of triplet massive quasiparticles. These magnons possess some unique features due to the peculiar topology of one dimension. For example, two-particle interactions totally destroy single-particle states for certain energy and momentum transfers, resulting in the so-called termination of the magnon spectrum. At high field a Bose–Einstein condensation of these magnons produces a `quantum spin solid' phase, where `conventional` antiferromagnetic order coexists with excitations that are totally outside conventional spin wave theory. At finite temperatures strong repulsion between quasiparticles leads to a universal renormalization of their masses and lifetimes. These diverse phenomena are best probed by neutron scattering experiments that directly measure the spin correlation functions and excitation spectra.

  9. Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design.

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    Green, Alison L; Maypa, Aileen P; Almany, Glenn R; Rhodes, Kevin L; Weeks, Rebecca; Abesamis, Rene A; Gleason, Mary G; Mumby, Peter J; White, Alan T

    2015-11-01

    Well-designed and effectively managed networks of marine reserves can be effective tools for both fisheries management and biodiversity conservation. Connectivity, the demographic linking of local populations through the dispersal of individuals as larvae, juveniles or adults, is a key ecological factor to consider in marine reserve design, since it has important implications for the persistence of metapopulations and their recovery from disturbance. For marine reserves to protect biodiversity and enhance populations of species in fished areas, they must be able to sustain focal species (particularly fishery species) within their boundaries, and be spaced such that they can function as mutually replenishing networks whilst providing recruitment subsidies to fished areas. Thus the configuration (size, spacing and location) of individual reserves within a network should be informed by larval dispersal and movement patterns of the species for which protection is required. In the past, empirical data regarding larval dispersal and movement patterns of adults and juveniles of many tropical marine species have been unavailable or inaccessible to practitioners responsible for marine reserve design. Recent empirical studies using new technologies have also provided fresh insights into movement patterns of many species and redefined our understanding of connectivity among populations through larval dispersal. Our review of movement patterns of 34 families (210 species) of coral reef fishes demonstrates that movement patterns (home ranges, ontogenetic shifts and spawning migrations) vary among and within species, and are influenced by a range of factors (e.g. size, sex, behaviour, density, habitat characteristics, season, tide and time of day). Some species move <0.1-0.5 km (e.g. damselfishes, butterflyfishes and angelfishes), <0.5-3 km (e.g. most parrotfishes, goatfishes and surgeonfishes) or 3-10 km (e.g. large parrotfishes and wrasses), while others move tens to hundreds (e.g. some groupers, emperors, snappers and jacks) or thousands of kilometres (e.g. some sharks and tuna). Larval dispersal distances tend to be <5-15 km, and self-recruitment is common. Synthesising this information allows us, for the first time, to provide species, specific advice on the size, spacing and location of marine reserves in tropical marine ecosystems to maximise benefits for conservation and fisheries management for a range of taxa. We recommend that: (i) marine reserves should be more than twice the size of the home range of focal species (in all directions), thus marine reserves of various sizes will be required depending on which species require protection, how far they move, and if other effective protection is in place outside reserves; (ii) reserve spacing should be <15 km, with smaller reserves spaced more closely; and (iii) marine reserves should include habitats that are critical to the life history of focal species (e.g. home ranges, nursery grounds, migration corridors and spawning aggregations), and be located to accommodate movement patterns among these. We also provide practical advice for practitioners on how to use this information to design, evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of marine reserve networks within broader ecological, socioeconomic and management contexts. PMID:25423947

  10. Thévenin equivalents for inhomogeneous ladder networks of generators

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    We find general formulas for Thévenin equivalents (equivalent voltage and equivalent impedance) for inhomogeneous ladder networks of generators defined as a voltage source and an impedance in series. In the projective matrix representation, this is accomplished by adopting a special decomposition of a 3 × 3 transfer matrix which transforms a product of transfer matrices to a product of diagonal matrices up to a prefactor and a postfactor. In particular, we calculate Thévenin equivalents in a closed form for two ladder networks of generators with a periodic transfer matrix of period 1 (tapered ladder network) and period 2. (paper)

  11. Evaluation of swimming capability and potential velocity barrier problems for fish. Part A: Swimming performance of selected warm and cold water fish species relative to fish passage and fishway design

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    The objective of this study was to provide information about the swimming capability of several widely distributed, economically or recreationally important fish species, for use in mitigating potential velocity barrier problems associated with hydroelectric power facilities. Swimming capability of anadromous and landlocked Atlantic salmon, brook trout, brown trout, lake sturgeon, and walleye, collected from various locations throughout Canada, were investigated to develop criteria for sustained, prolonged, burst swimming performance characteristics of the study species, fish physiology, life history and migration distance on swimming performance. Swimming performance characteristics in the wild, especially the use of physiological telemetry, as well as development of new methodology for the measurement of burst speed was also central to the study. Models were derived to describe swimming capabilities for each study species/life stage in relation to fish length, water velocity, water temperature, and other significant environmental factors. The data will form the basis of guideline development and decision making to improve design and evaluation of fish passage facilities. A series of annotated bibliographies resulting from the study are described in Appendix B. 74 refs., 8 tabs., figs., 2 appendices

  12. Nonperturbative study of generalized ladder graphs in a \\phi^2\\chi theory

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    Nieuwenhuis, Taco; Tjon, J.A.

    1996-01-01

    The Feynman-Schwinger representation is used to construct scalar-scalar bound states for the set of all ladder and crossed-ladder graphs in a \\phi^2\\chi theory in (3+1) dimensions. The results are compared to those of the usual Bethe-Salpeter equation in the ladder approximation and of several quasi-potential equations. Particularly for large couplings, the ladder predictions are seen to underestimate the binding energy significantly as compared to the generalized ladder cas...

  13. Entanglement in resonating valence bond states: ladder versus isotropic lattices

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    Dhar, Himadri Shekhar; Sen, Aditi, E-mail: aditi@hri.res.in [School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (India)

    2011-11-18

    We study the behavior of bipartite, as well as genuine multipartite, entanglement of a resonating valence bond state on a ladder. Although there is negligible bipartite entanglement (BE) present in the rails, as is the case for isotropic lattices in two and higher dimensions, we show that the system possesses significant amounts of BE in the steps of the ladder. However, we find that the genuine multipartite entanglement in the system is substantially low. Therefore, both the properties of bipartite as well as multipartite entanglement in the ladder are contrary to the behavior of entanglement in isotropic lattices, indicating that the geometry of the lattice can play a significant role in quantum information processing tasks. Our results also indicate that numerical and analytical investigations obtained on ladders cannot infer the same on two-dimensional lattices. (paper)

  14. Ladder operators and differential equations for multiple orthogonal polynomials

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    Filipuk, Galina; Van Assche, Walter; Zhang, Lun

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we obtain the ladder operators and associated compatibility conditions for the type I and the type II multiple orthogonal polynomials. These ladder equations extend known results for orthogonal polynomials and can be used to derive the differential equations satisfied by multiple orthogonal polynomials. Our approach is based on Riemann-Hilbert problems and the Christoffel-Darboux formula for multiple orthogonal polynomials, and the nearest-neighbor recurrence ...

  15. Thermal drag in spin ladders coupled to phonons

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    Bartsch, Christian; Brenig, Wolfram

    2013-01-01

    We study the spin-phonon drag effect in the magnetothermal transport of spin-1/2 two-leg ladders coupled to lattice degrees of freedom. Using a bond operator description for the triplon excitations of the spin ladder and magnetoelastic coupling to acoustic phonons, we employ the time convolutionless projection operator method to derive expressions for the diagonal and off-diagonal thermal conductivities of the coupled two-component triplon-phonon system. We find that for mag...

  16. Piezoelectric biosensor with a ladder polymer substrate coating

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    Renschler, Clifford L. (Tijeras, NM); White, Christine A. (Albuquerque, NM); Carter, Robert M. (New Orleans, LA)

    1998-01-01

    A piezoelectric biosensor substrate useful for immobilizing biomolecules in an oriented manner on the surface of a piezoelectric sensor has a ladder polymer of polyacrylonitrile. To make the substrate, a solution of an organic polymer, preferably polyacrylonitrile, is applied to the surface of a piezoelectric sensor. The organic polymer is modifying by heating the polymer in a controlled fashion in air such that a ladder polymer is produced which, in turn, forms the attachment point for the biomolecules comprising the piezoelectric biosensor.

  17. Development and benefits of a pharmacy technician career ladder.

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    Strozyk, W R; Underwood, D A

    1994-03-01

    The development and benefits of a career ladder for pharmacy technicians are described. A career ladder for technicians was implemented at a 575-bed community hospital in 1989 to provide incentives for technicians to improve their skills and take on additional responsibilities. The ladder consisted of four steps, each requiring additional years of experience, proficiency at specific skills, and involvement in specific departmental activities (e.g., maintaining floor-stock medications, preparing i.v. admixtures, and implementing new policies and procedures). Pay increases were given with each move up the ladder. At the start of the program, eight technicians were placed at level 2 and the remaining 16 were placed at level 1. Three years after the ladder was implemented, annual technician turnover had decreased from 33% to 15%. Employee surveys suggested increased job satisfaction among the technicians. Reassignment of tasks to technicians (e.g., maintaining narcotic distribution and coordinating daily purchasing activities) increased scheduling flexibility and helped provide an additional eight hours per week for pharmacist involvement in patient care activities. A pharmacy technician career ladder was associated with lower technician turnover, expansion of technicians' job responsibilities, and an increase in pharmacists' time for clinical activity. PMID:8203386

  18. Biomechanical response to ladder slipping events: Effects of hand placement.

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    Schnorenberg, Alyssa J; Campbell-Kyureghyan, Naira H; Beschorner, Kurt E

    2015-11-01

    Ladder falling accidents are a significant, growing and severe occupational hazard. The factors that contribute to falls from ladders and specifically those that influence the motor response from ladder falls are not well understood. The aims of this research were to determine the effects of hand placement (rung versus rail) on muscle activation onset and peak activity timing in response to slipping on a ladder and to sequence the timing of events following slip initiation. Fifteen unexpected slips from 11 experienced ladder climbers were induced with a freely spinning rung under the foot, while subjects were randomly assigned to a rung versus rail hand grasping strategy. EMG onset time and peak activity time from five bilateral muscles (semitendinosis, vastus lateralis, triceps, biceps and anterior deltoid) were analyzed. Results indicated that significantly slower muscle activation onset and peak response times occurred during rail hand placement, suggesting that grasping ladder rungs may be preferable for improving the speed of the motor response. The triceps muscle activated and reached peak activity earlier in the slip indicating that subjects may initially extend their arms prior to generating hand forces. The study also revealed that slips tended to occur around the time that a foot and hand were in motion and there were just two points of contact (one hand and the slipping foot). PMID:26431752

  19. Improving the design of acoustic and midwater trawl surveys through stratification, with an application to Lake Michigan prey fishes

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    Adams, J.V.; Argyle, R.L.; Fleischer, G.W.; Curtis, G.L.; Stickel, R.G.

    2006-01-01

    Reliable estimates of fish biomass are vital to the management of aquatic ecosystems and their associated fisheries. Acoustic and midwater trawl surveys are an efficient sampling method for estimating fish biomass in large bodies of water. To improve the precision of biomass estimates from combined acoustic and midwater trawl surveys, sampling effort should be optimally allocated within each stage of the survey design. Based on information collected during fish surveys, we developed an approach to improve the design of combined acoustic and midwater trawl surveys through stratification. Geographic strata for acoustic surveying and depth strata for midwater trawling were defined using neighbor-restricted cluster analysis, and the optimal allocation of sampling effort for each was then determined. As an example, we applied this survey stratification approach to data from lakewide acoustic and midwater trawl surveys of Lake Michigan prey fishes. Precision of biomass estimates from surveys with and without geographic stratification was compared through resampling. Use of geographic stratification with optimal sampling allocation reduced the variance of Lake Michigan acoustic biomass estimates by 77%. Stratification and optimal allocation at each stage of an acoustic and midwater trawl survey should serve to reduce the variance of the resulting biomass estimates.

  20. Installaton of a fish migration channel for spawning at Itaipu

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    The objective of installing a fish migration channel for spawning at the Itaipu hydroelectric station on the Parana river between Brazil and Paraguay is to improve fish recovery downstream from the dam. Preliminary data from the first phase has proved the efficiency of an experimental project, with the entry and ascendancy of fish in a migration channel ladder. These data now provide the technical basis for implementation of the complementary spawning channel stage. (author)

  1. Analysis of environmental issues related to small scale hydroelectric development. II. Design considerations for passing fish upstream around dams. Environmental Sciences Division Publication No. 1567

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    Hildebrand, S.G. (ed.)

    1980-08-01

    The possible requirement of facilities to move migrating fish upstream around dams may be a factor in determining the feasibility of retrofitting small dams for hydroelectric generation. Basic design considerations are reported that should be evaluated on a site-specific basis if upstream fish passage facilities are being considered for a small scale hydroelectric project (defined as an existing dam that can be retrofitted to generate 25 MW or less). Information on general life history and geographic distribution of fish species that may require passage is presented. Biological factors important in the design of upstream passage facilities are discussed: gas bubble disease, fish swimming speed, oxygen consumption by fish, and diel and photo behavior. Three general types of facilities (fishways, fish locks, and fish lifts) appropriate for upstream fish passage at small scale hydroelectric projects are described, and size dimensions are presented. General design criteria for these facilities (including fish swimming ability and behavior) and general location of facilities at a site are discussed. Basic cost considerations for each type of passage facility, including unit cost, operation and maintenance costs, and costs for supplying attraction water, are indicated.

  2. On the Impact of Cepheid Outliers on the Distance Ladder

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    Becker, M R; Rozo, E; Marshall, P; Rykoff, E S

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    Recent work by Efstathiou (2014) highlighted the importance of outliers in the period-luminosity (PL) relation of Cepheid data on the distance ladder. We present a statistical framework designed to address this difficulty, and apply it to the Cepheid data from the Milky Way (MW), the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), and the Riess et al. (2011) (hereafter R11) dataset. We consider two possible models of the outlier population in the R11 Cepheid dataset. One of these models exhibits tension between the PL relation of the R11 cepheids and the MW+LMC cepheids, while the other does not. We extend our models to adequately account for tension between the cepheid data sets when appropriate. Our outlier treatment has a significant impact on the distance scales to Supernovae hosts with Cepheid distances, increasing the uncertainty in these distances by a median factor of ~30%. We further find that our Cepheid outlier treatment translates into a modest, but non-negligible increase in the statistical uncertainty of H0, addi...

  3. Estimación de reservas en una compañía aseguradora. Una aplicación en Excel del método Chain-Ladder y Bootstrap || Estimating the Reserves in Insurance Companies: An Excel Application of the Chain-Ladder Method and Bootstrap

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las compañías aseguradoras deben calcular la cuantía de las reservas y la dotación de provisiones para hacer frente al pago de siniestros que o bien no han sido comunicados o bien no han sido cerrados. En este trabajo, se aplica el método Chain-Ladder para la estimación puntual de las reservas y, posteriormente, se recurre al bootstrap para obtener el error de muestreo y una estimación por intervalos. Dado que el cálculo de las reservas es un problema real al que se enfrentan las aseguradoras, su resolución es de gran interés para los estudiantes de Ciencias Actuariales. Para facilitar la comprensión y el seguimiento del proceso a desarrollar, los métodos Chain-Ladder y bootstrap se ejecutan paso a paso en una aplicación Excel diseñada ad hoc. || Insurance companies have to estimate reserves and provisions to cover the payment of either unreported claims or unsettled claims. In this paper, we apply the Chain-Ladder method to obtain a point estimate of reserves, and then we use the bootstrap technique to estimate the margin of error and the confidence interval of the reserves. Since estimating reserves is a real problem which insurance companies have to face, its solving has a special interest for students of Actuarial Sciences. To ease the understanding and monitoring the process, the Chain-Ladder method and bootstrap is run step by step by using an Excel application designed for that purpose.

  4. The Effects of Laddering and Spinning in Underwriter Manipulation of IPOs

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    Ludwig Chincarini; Alex Etzkowitz; Jonathan Kadish

    2012-01-01

    Using a unique and larger sample of companies from going public from 1998- 2000 classified by both spinning and laddering manipulation, we are able to disentangle the effects of laddering and spinning and find that much of the underpricing during the internet bubble was due to laddering rather than spin-ning. In fact, we find that a laddered IPO is expected to be underpriced by 110% compared to a non-laddered IPO. The effects of spinning are insig-nificant once laddering is simultaneously con...

  5. Hood River production program monitoring and evaluation. Report A: Hood River and Pelton Ladder evaluation studies. Annual report for 1996

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    In 1992, the Northwest Power Planning Council approved the Hood River and Pelton Ladder master plans within the framework of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The master plans define an approach for implementing a hatchery supplementation program in the Hood River subbasin. The hatchery program, as defined in the master plans, is called the Hood River Production Program (HRPP). The HRPP will be implemented at a reduced hatchery production level until (1) the construction of all proposed hatchery facilities has been completed and (2) numbers of returning wild jack and adult fish are sufficient to meet broodstock collection goals. It is anticipated that construction on the hatchery production facilities will be completed by the spring of 1998. The HRPP is jointly implemented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs (CTWS) Reservation

  6. Walla Walla River Fish Passage Operations Project : Annual Progress Report October 2007 - September 2008.

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    Bronson, James P.; Duke, Bill; Loffink, Ken

    2008-12-30

    In the late 1990s, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with many other agencies, began implementing fisheries restoration activities in the Walla Walla Basin. An integral part of these efforts is to alleviate the inadequate fish migration conditions in the basin. Migration concerns are being addressed by removing diversion structures, constructing fish passage facilities, implementing minimum instream flow requirements, and providing trap and haul efforts when needed. The objective of the Walla Walla River Fish Passage Operations Project is to increase the survival of migrating adult and juvenile salmonids in the Walla Walla River basin. The project is responsible for coordinating operation and maintenance of ladders, screen sites, bypasses, trap facilities, and transportation equipment. In addition, the project provides technical input on passage and trapping facility design, operation, and criteria. Operation of the various passage facilities and passage criteria guidelines are outlined in an annual operations plan that the project develops. Beginning in March of 2007, two work elements from the Walla Walla Fish Passage Operations Project were transferred to other projects. The work element Enumeration of Adult Migration at Nursery Bridge Dam is now conducted under the Walla Walla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Project and the work element Provide Transportation Assistance is conducted under the Umatilla Satellite Facilities Operation and Maintenance Project. Details of these activities can be found in those project's respective annual reports.

  7. NEW DESIGN FOR AIRLIFT PUMP USED IN FISH CULTURE TANKS WITH THE ENDANGERED RIO GRANDE SILVERY MINNOW (Hybognathus amarus

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    Alison M. Hutson

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This article describes an airlift pump used to produce a circular flow in a fish culture tank that does not attach to the tank. The design produces an airlift pump that does not swing back and forth or float upwards while in use. It is easy to build, inexpensive, and can be quickly installed and removed so that it does not interfere with sampling or harvest. The airlift pump was evaluated during a 30-d survival trial with the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus in 2.44-m-diameter circular tanks (3,666 l. Because the fish is endangered, all new culture units must be evaluated in a survival trial. To be able to use a new 15-tank system, survival had to be evaluated in a random representation of three tanks. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which regulates all activities with this endangered species, decided that permitted take (maximum permitted mortality was 60% for the survival trial; consequently, survival >40% in each tank would be considered successful. Two airlift pumps were placed in each tank. The two airlift pumps moved a mean±SD of 33.697±5.563 l/min; this produced total tank turnovers through the airlift pumps of 110.65±16.93 min. Water velocities were measured at nine locations in the tanks. Water velocities were 0.0-0.04 m/sec. Dissolved oxygen concentration never went below 6.30 mg/l. The airlift pumps operated flawlessly and required no maintenance. They produced water velocities preferred by the fish and helped keep dissolved oxygen concentration above the permitted minimum (5 mg/l. The airlift pumps will be used in future fish culture activities in these and other tanks. Survival in the three tanks was 78%, 94% and 96%; overall survival was 89.3%. Because take (10.7% was under the permitted level (60%, the trial was successful.

  8. PT-symmetric ladders with a scattering core

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    We consider a PT-symmetric chain (ladder-shaped) system governed by the discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation where the cubic nonlinearity is carried solely by two central “rungs” of the ladder. Two branches of scattering solutions for incident plane waves are found. We systematically construct these solutions, analyze their stability, and discuss non-reciprocity of the transmission associated with them. To relate the results to finite-size wavepacket dynamics, we also perform direct simulations of the evolution of the wavepackets, which confirm that the transmission is indeed asymmetric in this nonlinear system with the mutually balanced gain and loss. - Highlights: • We model a PT-symmetric ladder system with cubic nonlinearity on two central rungs. • We examine non-reciprocity and stability of incident plane waves. • Simulations of wavepackets confirm our results

  9. Fractal ladder models and power law wave equations.

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    Kelly, James F; McGough, Robert J

    2009-10-01

    The ultrasonic attenuation coefficient in mammalian tissue is approximated by a frequency-dependent power law for frequencies less than 100 MHz. To describe this power law behavior in soft tissue, a hierarchical fractal network model is proposed. The viscoelastic and self-similar properties of tissue are captured by a constitutive equation based on a lumped parameter infinite-ladder topology involving alternating springs and dashpots. In the low-frequency limit, this ladder network yields a stress-strain constitutive equation with a time-fractional derivative. By combining this constitutive equation with linearized conservation principles and an adiabatic equation of state, a fractional partial differential equation that describes power law attenuation is derived. The resulting attenuation coefficient is a power law with exponent ranging between 1 and 2, while the phase velocity is in agreement with the Kramers-Kronig relations. The fractal ladder model is compared to published attenuation coefficient data, thus providing equivalent lumped parameters. PMID:19813816

  10. PT-symmetric ladders with a scattering core

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    D' Ambroise, J. [Department of Mathematics, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000 (United States); Lepri, S. [CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, via Madonna del piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Firenze, via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Malomed, B.A. [Department of Physical Electronics, School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Kevrekidis, P.G. [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9305 (United States)

    2014-08-01

    We consider a PT-symmetric chain (ladder-shaped) system governed by the discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation where the cubic nonlinearity is carried solely by two central “rungs” of the ladder. Two branches of scattering solutions for incident plane waves are found. We systematically construct these solutions, analyze their stability, and discuss non-reciprocity of the transmission associated with them. To relate the results to finite-size wavepacket dynamics, we also perform direct simulations of the evolution of the wavepackets, which confirm that the transmission is indeed asymmetric in this nonlinear system with the mutually balanced gain and loss. - Highlights: • We model a PT-symmetric ladder system with cubic nonlinearity on two central rungs. • We examine non-reciprocity and stability of incident plane waves. • Simulations of wavepackets confirm our results.

  11. Optical conductivity of a t-J ladder

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    The optical conductivity ?(?) of a doped two-leg t-J ladder is calculated for an electric field polarized parallel to the legs of the ladder. The low- and high-electron-density regimes behave differently, exhibiting Tomonaga-Luttinger-like and Luther-Emery-like behavior, respectively. We concentrate on the hole-doped region where the conductivity has a Drude weight proportional to the hole doping and an apparent threshold for absorption (a pseudogap) which may be associated with the energy to break a pair. This pseudogap in ?(?) is present even though the pairs have a modified dx2-y2-like wave function because the geometry of the ladder leads to quasiparticle states which probe the gap along an antinode. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  12. Lock and Dam No. 9 : Arkansas River, Arkansas : Supplement No. 2 to Design Memorandum No. 1, General Fish and Wildlife Facilities at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This supplement is prepared in compliance with instructions included in 2d endorsement ENGCWEZ dated 9 June 1965 to the transmittal letter for Design Memorandum No....

  13. Design and fish culture considerations for catfish farming in split ponds

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    Split ponds are simple, pond-based aquaculture systems constructed by dividing an existing catfish pond into two unequal basins with an earthen levee. Fish are confined in the smaller basin (usually about 15-20% of total water area) while the larger basin serves as a waste-treatment lagoon. A high-v...

  14. Triptycene-based ladder monomers and polymers, methods of making each, and methods of use

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    Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a triptycene-based A-B monomer, a method of making a triptycene-based A-B monomer, a triptycene-based ladder polymer, a method of making a triptycene-based ladder polymers, a method of using triptycene-based ladder polymers, a structure incorporating triptycene-based ladder polymers, a method of gas separation, and the like.

  15. Ladder operators and differential equations for multiple orthogonal polynomials

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    In this paper, we obtain the ladder operators and associated compatibility conditions for types I and II multiple orthogonal polynomials. These ladder equations extend known results for orthogonal polynomials and can be used to derive the differential equations satisfied by multiple orthogonal polynomials. Our approach is based on Riemann–Hilbert problems and the Christoffel–Darboux formula for multiple orthogonal polynomials, and the nearest-neighbor recurrence relations. As an illustration, we give several explicit examples involving multiple Hermite and Laguerre polynomials, and multiple orthogonal polynomials with exponential weights and cubic potentials. (paper)

  16. Efficient infrared upconversion via a ladder-type atomic configuration

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    Ding, Dong-Sheng; Shi, Bao-Sen; Zou, Xu-Bo; Guo, Guang-Can

    2012-01-01

    We experimentally demonstrate an infrared light at 1529.4nm can be converted into the visible at 780nm with 54% efficiency through a ladder-type atomic configuration in Rb85. In particular, theoretically, we analyze the high efficiency is due to the large nonlinear dispersion of the index of refraction from the off-resonant enhancement in four-wave mixing process. The high efficiency using a ladder-type configuration in hot Rb85 atoms is an important advance in nonlinear optics and quantum information fields.

  17. Recent developments of the block-modified ladder theory

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    One of the possible theoretical approaches for describing the physics of electron-positron pairs in the inhomogeneous electron gas is the so-called 'quasi-free' Bloch-modified ladder theory. Despite the success of this approach, it contains two very serious deficiencies, namely the complete neglect of the Bloch character of the electron and positron scattering states and of the electron-positron interaction potential. In this contribution, the importance of these Bloch effects for the Bloch modified ladder theory results, especially for the momentum dependence of the positron enhancement in d-band metals, is demonstrated for the first time. (author). 12 refs, 7 figs

  18. Evolution of a Frustrated SU(N) Spin Ladder

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    We study the weakly coupled Heisenberg antiferromagnetic ladder with next nearest neighbor frustration for all SU(N) groups. When suitably tuned it yields two independent SU(N) Thirring models with N-1 multiplets of massive ``spinon'' excitations. We obtain the complete set of low-energy dynamical structure factors using form factors. Those of the smooth (staggered) magnetizations are qualitatively different (the same) in the N=2 and N>2 cases. The absence of single-particle peaks reinforces the notion of spinons stabilized by frustration. In contrast to the ladder, we note that the N=infinity limit of the four chain magnet is not a trivial free theory.

  19. DUNDRUM Restriction-Intrusion of Liberty Ladders (DRILL) Audit Toolkit

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    2011-09-01

    This series of rating \\'ladders\\' is intended to allow a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the use of restrictive and intrusive interventions as part of the therapeutic management of violence and aggression in psychiatric hospital settings. This is an evolving handbook. The ladders are currently organised to facilitate a behavioural analysis. Context, antecedents, behaviour, interventions, consequences are conceptualised as a series of events organised in temporal sequence so that causes, interactions and effects can be considered. The complexity of analysis possible is limited by the statistical power of the numbers of cases and events available. \\r\

  20. Notebook Positioning by Perceptual Map and Laddering Method

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this applied paper is to determine positioning of laptops by perceptual map and laddering method. Data collection method was survey using questionnaire. First by using the views of computer experts of selected brands, including Sony, Acer, Asus, Dell and Msi, 5 among 20 attributes, which were considered more important, were selected through application of factor analysis technique. Then, after classification of these features by laddering technique, they were analyzed by using another questionnaire to determine the position of each brand in the perceptual map. We try to show factors and laptop brands position with regard two factors of price and quality in the resulted perceptual map.

  1. Ladder operators and differential equations for multiple orthogonal polynomials

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    Filipuk, Galina; Van Assche, Walter; Zhang, Lun

    2013-05-01

    In this paper, we obtain the ladder operators and associated compatibility conditions for types I and II multiple orthogonal polynomials. These ladder equations extend known results for orthogonal polynomials and can be used to derive the differential equations satisfied by multiple orthogonal polynomials. Our approach is based on Riemann-Hilbert problems and the Christoffel-Darboux formula for multiple orthogonal polynomials, and the nearest-neighbor recurrence relations. As an illustration, we give several explicit examples involving multiple Hermite and Laguerre polynomials, and multiple orthogonal polynomials with exponential weights and cubic potentials.

  2. Ladder operators and differential equations for multiple orthogonal polynomials

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    Filipuk, Galina; Zhang, Lun

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we obtain the ladder operators and associated compatibility conditions for the type I and the type II multiple orthogonal polynomials. These ladder equations extend known results for orthogonal polynomials and can be used to derive the differential equations satisfied by multiple orthogonal polynomials. Our approach is based on Riemann-Hilbert problems and the Christoffel-Darboux formula for multiple orthogonal polynomials, and the nearest-neighbor recurrence relations. As an illustration, we give several explicit examples involving multiple Hermite and Laguerre polynomials, and multiple orthogonal polynomials with exponential weights and cubic potentials.

  3. Synthesis of DNA Ladder by Polymerase Chain Reaction and Optimization of Yield Using Response Surface Methodology

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    Yasser R. Abdel-Fattah

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A factorial design approach was applied to optimize the PCR yield of 2 kb fragment involved in preparing DNA ladder. On applying response surface methodology, the effect of six independent variables was studied. From this study we concluded that three fold increase was obatainable upon optimization under the following conditions: primer concentration, 10 pmole; number of cycles, 24; Taq concentration, 2.75 U; Mg+2 concentration, 1.97 mM; annealing temperature, 57°C and extension time, 72 sec. A verification of the predicted model revealed a 91.5% accuracy level.

  4. Combining a clinical ladder and performance appraisal system as a reward strategy: the EXCEL clinical ladder program.

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    Moe, J K; Lonowski, L R; Yancer, D A

    1994-09-01

    In response to the dramatic changes occurring in health care today and a desire to reward professional nurses for clinical behaviors that would be valued in the future, Bergan Mercy Medical Center (BMMC) has developed an innovative clinical ladder/performance appraisal system. The BMMC EXCEL Clinical Ladder program, which is based on the developmental model of Patricia Benner, is a competency-based system that uniquely combines a clinical ladder and performance appraisal system. The program is clinically focused and contains optional components in which registered nurses (RNs) can receive additional credit for participation in professional growth and leadership activities. Nurses document examples of their practice through nursing narratives that describe actual clinical situations. The development and implementation processes, challenges encountered, and recommendations for alternative approaches to the implementation of such a unique system are discussed. PMID:7922675

  5. Corrosion Control Specialist Career Ladder AFSC 53530, 53550, 53570, and 53690. Occupational Survey Report.

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    The report describes the results of a detailed occupational survey of the corrosion control career ladder. Responses to a 457-task, time rating inventory from 1,015 personnel (representing 64 percent of the career field) were analyzed to produce seven specific findings and the career ladder structure. The career ladder includes a variety of jobs…

  6. The matrix Lie algebra on a one-step ladder is zero product determined

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    2015-01-01

    The class of matrix algebras on a ladder $\\mathcal{L}$ generalizes the class of block upper triangular matrix algebras. It was previously shown that the matrix algebra on a ladder $\\mathcal{L}$ is zero product determined under matrix multiplication. In this article, we show that the matrix algebra on a one-step ladder is zero product determined under the Lie bracket.

  7. The fish fauna in the fish passage at the Ourinhos Dam, Paranapanema River

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    Marlene Sofia, Arcifa; André Luiz Henríques, Esguícero.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A composição e abundância da ictiofauna da escada de peixes da barragem de Ourinhos, a mais nova hidrelétrica (fechada em 2005) na sequência de barragens construídas no rio Paranapanema, foram avaliadas três vezes em um ciclo diário, em três períodos de coleta, dois no verão e um no inverno de 2008- [...] 2009. A escada foi fechada e esvaziada e os peixes coletados e identificados, antes da devolução da maior parte deles a jusante. A ictiofauna da escada foi comparada à do reservatório de Ourinhos, coletada na mesma época. Vinte e sete espécies e 4862 indivíduos foram coletados na escada. Pimelodus maculatus foi a única espécie migradora coletada, mas em número baixo na escada, onde predominaram espécies sedentárias pequenas. As espécies mais abundantes foram as sedentárias Apareiodon affinis, Bryconamericus stramineus, Astyanax fasciatus e Parodon nasus. Observações feitas na janela da escada revelaram que os peixes realizavam movimentos ascendentes e descendentes. A escada de peixes é um microhabitat habitado por uma abundante associação de organismos bentônicos que é provavelmente usada como recurso alimentar pela ictiofauna na escada. A similaridade entre a ictiofauna no reservatório de Ourinhos e na escada é baixa (26%). A riqueza de espécies migradoras no trecho entre os reservatórios a montante (Chavantes) e a jusante (Salto Grande), antes do fechamento da barragem de Ourinhos (23 espécies) foi reduzida para 16 e 12 espécies, respectivamente em Salto Grande e Ourinhos, depois do fechamento da barragem, e a apenas uma espécie na escada Abstract in english The composition and abundance of the fish assemblage were evaluated in the fish ladder of Ourinhos Dam, the newest dam (closed in 2005) in the cascade of dams constructed on the Paranapanema River. Samplings were carried out three times on a diel cycle, in three sampling periods, two in the warm sea [...] son and one in the cold season of 2008 - 2009. The ladder was closed and emptied and the entire fish assemblage was sampled and identified. Most individuals were released alive downstream of the dam. The assemblage found in the ladder was compared with the fish fauna sampled in the reservoir and in downstream sites, in the same period. Twenty seven species and a total of 4682 individuals were caught in the ladder. Pimelodus maculatus was the only migratory species, which was caught in low number in the ladder (0.04% of the total captured), where small sedentary species predominated. The most abundant species were the non-migratory Apareiodon affinis, Bryconamericus stramineus, Astyanax fasciatus and Parodon nasus. Individuals observed in the ladder's window were moving up- and down the passage. The fish ladder is a microhabitat inhabited by an abundant association of benthic organisms that is probably used as a food resource for the fish assemblage in the ladder. The similarity between the fish fauna in the ladder and that of the Ourinhos Reservoir was low (26%). The species richness of migrants in the stretch between the uspstream reservoir (Chavantes) and the downstream one (Salto Grande), before the Ourinhos dam closure (23 species) was reduced to 16 and 12 species in Salto Grande and Ourinhos reservoirs, respectively, after the dam closure, and to a single species in the ladder.

  8. The fish fauna in the fish passage at the Ourinhos Dam, Paranapanema River

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    Marlene Sofia Arcifa

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The composition and abundance of the fish assemblage were evaluated in the fish ladder of Ourinhos Dam, the newest dam (closed in 2005 in the cascade of dams constructed on the Paranapanema River. Samplings were carried out three times on a diel cycle, in three sampling periods, two in the warm season and one in the cold season of 2008 - 2009. The ladder was closed and emptied and the entire fish assemblage was sampled and identified. Most individuals were released alive downstream of the dam. The assemblage found in the ladder was compared with the fish fauna sampled in the reservoir and in downstream sites, in the same period. Twenty seven species and a total of 4682 individuals were caught in the ladder. Pimelodus maculatus was the only migratory species, which was caught in low number in the ladder (0.04% of the total captured, where small sedentary species predominated. The most abundant species were the non-migratory Apareiodon affinis, Bryconamericus stramineus, Astyanax fasciatus and Parodon nasus. Individuals observed in the ladder's window were moving up- and down the passage. The fish ladder is a microhabitat inhabited by an abundant association of benthic organisms that is probably used as a food resource for the fish assemblage in the ladder. The similarity between the fish fauna in the ladder and that of the Ourinhos Reservoir was low (26%. The species richness of migrants in the stretch between the uspstream reservoir (Chavantes and the downstream one (Salto Grande, before the Ourinhos dam closure (23 species was reduced to 16 and 12 species in Salto Grande and Ourinhos reservoirs, respectively, after the dam closure, and to a single species in the ladder.A composição e abundância da ictiofauna da escada de peixes da barragem de Ourinhos, a mais nova hidrelétrica (fechada em 2005 na sequência de barragens construídas no rio Paranapanema, foram avaliadas três vezes em um ciclo diário, em três períodos de coleta, dois no verão e um no inverno de 2008-2009. A escada foi fechada e esvaziada e os peixes coletados e identificados, antes da devolução da maior parte deles a jusante. A ictiofauna da escada foi comparada à do reservatório de Ourinhos, coletada na mesma época. Vinte e sete espécies e 4862 indivíduos foram coletados na escada. Pimelodus maculatus foi a única espécie migradora coletada, mas em número baixo na escada, onde predominaram espécies sedentárias pequenas. As espécies mais abundantes foram as sedentárias Apareiodon affinis, Bryconamericus stramineus, Astyanax fasciatus e Parodon nasus. Observações feitas na janela da escada revelaram que os peixes realizavam movimentos ascendentes e descendentes. A escada de peixes é um microhabitat habitado por uma abundante associação de organismos bentônicos que é provavelmente usada como recurso alimentar pela ictiofauna na escada. A similaridade entre a ictiofauna no reservatório de Ourinhos e na escada é baixa (26%. A riqueza de espécies migradoras no trecho entre os reservatórios a montante (Chavantes e a jusante (Salto Grande, antes do fechamento da barragem de Ourinhos (23 espécies foi reduzida para 16 e 12 espécies, respectivamente em Salto Grande e Ourinhos, depois do fechamento da barragem, e a apenas uma espécie na escada

  9. Method- and species-specific detection probabilities of fish occupancy in Arctic lakes: Implications for design and management

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    Haynes, Trevor B.; Rosenberger, Amanda E.; Lindberg, Mark S.; Whitman, Matthew; Schmutz, Joel A.

    2013-01-01

    Studies examining species occurrence often fail to account for false absences in field sampling. We investigate detection probabilities of five gear types for six fish species in a sample of lakes on the North Slope, Alaska. We used an occupancy modeling approach to provide estimates of detection probabilities for each method. Variation in gear- and species-specific detection probability was considerable. For example, detection probabilities for the fyke net ranged from 0.82 (SE = 0.05) for least cisco (Coregonus sardinella) to 0.04 (SE = 0.01) for slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus). Detection probabilities were also affected by site-specific variables such as depth of the lake, year, day of sampling, and lake connection to a stream. With the exception of the dip net and shore minnow traps, each gear type provided the highest detection probability of at least one species. Results suggest that a multimethod approach may be most effective when attempting to sample the entire fish community of Arctic lakes. Detection probability estimates will be useful for designing optimal fish sampling and monitoring protocols in Arctic lakes.

  10. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Areas Protected From Fishing

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Designated Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) areas where fishing or the use of fishing gears has been restricted or modified in order to minimize the adverse effects of...

  11. Determination of selenium in fish from designated critical habitat of the Gunnison River, Colorado, summer 2011

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    May, Thomas W.; Walther, Michael J.

    2012-01-01

    This report presents results for the summer 2011 sampling of muscle plugs from common carps (Cyprinus Linnaeus), roundtail chub (Gila robusta), and bonytail chub (Gila elegans) inhabiting critical habitat in the Gunnison River in Western Colorado. Total selenium in fish muscle plugs was determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Total selenium concentrations (range and mean ± standard deviation) in micrograms per gram dry weight for each species were as follows: common carp: 8.5 to 35, 13 ± 7.8; roundtail chub: 5.5 to 11.2, 7.3 ± 1.6; bonytail chub: 0.8 to 8.6, 3.9 ± 4.2. Selenium concentrations in muscle plugs from 4 out of 15 roundtail chub, all 15 common carp, and 2 out of 5 bonytail chub exceeded the 8 micrograms per gram dry weight toxicity guideline for selenium in fish muscle tissue.

  12. Walla Walla River Fish Passage Operations Program, 2003-2004 Annual Report.

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    Bronson, James P. (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Department of Natural Resources, Pendleton, OR)

    2004-12-01

    In the late 1990s, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with many other agencies, began implementing fisheries restoration activities in the Walla Walla Basin. An integral part of these efforts is to alleviate the inadequate fish migration conditions in the basin. The migration concerns are being addressed by removing diversion structures, constructing fish passage facilities, implementing minimum instream flow requirements, and providing trap and haul efforts when needed. The objective of the Walla Walla River Fish Passage Operations Project is to increase the survival of migrating adult and juvenile salmonids in the Walla Walla River basin. The project is responsible for coordinating operation and maintenance of ladders, screen sites, bypasses, trap facilities, and transportation equipment. In addition, the project provides technical input on passage criteria and passage and trapping facility design and operation. Operation of the various passage facilities and passage criteria guidelines are outlined in an annual operations plan that the project develops. During the 2003-2004 project year, there were 379 adult summer steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), 36 adult bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus); 108 adult and 3 jack spring chinook (O. tshawytscha) enumerated at the Nursery Bridge Dam fishway video counting window between December 21, 2003, and June 30, 2004. Summer steelhead and spring chinook were observed moving upstream while bull trout were observed moving both upstream and downstream of the facility. In addition, the old ladder trap was operated by the WWBNPME project in order to radio tag spring chinook adults. A total of 2 adult summer steelhead, 4 bull trout, and 23 adult spring chinook were enumerated at the west ladder at Nursery Bridge Dam during the trapping operations between May 6 and May 23, 2004. Operation of the Little Walla Walla River juvenile trap for trap and haul purposes was not necessary this year. The project transported adult spring chinook from Threemile Dam to the South Fork Walla Walla Brood Holding Facility. A total of 239 spring chinook were outplanted in August for natural spawning in the basin.

  13. Design and characterization of self-assembled fish sarcoplasmic protein-alginate nanocomplexes

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    Boutrup Stephansen, Karen; Mattebjerg, Maria Ahlm; Wattjes, Jasper; Milisavljevic, Ana; Jessen, Flemming; Qvortrup, Klaus; Goycoolea, Francisco M.; Chronakis, Ioannis S.

    2015-01-01

    Macrostructures based on natural polymers are subject to large attention, as the application range is wide within the food and pharmaceutical industries. In this study we present nanocomplexes (NCXs) made from electrostatic self-assembly between negatively charged alginate and positively charged fish sarcoplasmic proteins (FSP), prepared by bulk mixing. A concentration screening revealed that there was a range of alginate and FSP concentrations where stable NCXs with similar properties were form...

  14. Design and Control of an Embedded Vision Guided Robotic Fish with Multiple Control Surfaces

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    Junzhi Yu; Kai Wang; Min Tan; Jianwei Zhang

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the development and control issues of a self-propelled robotic fish with multiple artificial control surfaces and an embedded vision system. By virtue of the hybrid propulsion capability in the body plus the caudal fin and the complementary maneuverability in accessory fins, a synthesized propulsion scheme including a caudal fin, a pair of pectoral fins, and a pelvic fin is proposed. To achieve flexible yet stable motions in aquatic environments, a central pattern genera...

  15. Meet the surrogate fish

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    This article gives details of the US Department of Energy's innovative research into the development of a sensor system that will work as a surrogate fish to provide information to aid the design of fish-friendly turbines for hydroelectric power plants. The selection of the dams for the testing of sensor fish, the release and recovery of the sensor fish, the recording of the physical forces exerted on fish as they pass through the turbines, and use of the information gathered to build more sensor fish are discussed. Fish investigations conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are briefly described. (UK)

  16. Dynamics of a Sliding Ladder Leaning against a Wall

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    Oliveira, J. B.; Simeão Carvalho, P.; Mota, M. F.; Quintas, M. J.

    2015-01-01

    This study is about the dynamics of a sliding ladder leaning against a vertical wall. The results are understood by considering the motion divided in two parts: (i) for 0 = t = t[subscript s] with one degree of freedom, and (ii) for t > t[subscript s] with two degrees of freedom, where the separation is determined by the instance t[subscript…

  17. Breathers in Josephson junction ladders: Resonances and electromagnetic wave spectroscopy

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    Miroshnichenko, A. E.; Flach, S.; Fistul, M.; Zolotaryuk, Yaroslav; Page, J. B.

    2001-01-01

    We present a theoretical study of the resonant interaction between dynamical localized states (discrete breathers) and linear electromagnetic excitations (EE's) in Josephson junction ladders. By making use of direct numerical simulations we find that such an interaction manifests itself by resonant...

  18. Sequencing DNA using mass spectrometry for ladder detection.

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    Taranenko, N I; Allman, S. L.; Golovlev, V V; Taranenko, N V; Isola, N R; Chen, C H

    1998-01-01

    Sequencing of DNA fragments of 130 and 200 bp using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for DNA ladder detection was demonstrated. With further improvement in mass resolution and detection sensitivity, mass spectrometry shows great promise for routine DNA sequencing in the future.

  19. Schroedinger operators with the q-ladder symmetry algebras

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    Skorik, Sergei; Spiridonov, Vyacheslav

    1994-01-01

    A class of the one-dimensional Schroedinger operators L with the symmetry algebra LB(+/-) = q(+/-2)B(+/-)L, (B(+),B(-)) = P(sub N)(L), is described. Here B(+/-) are the 'q-ladder' operators and P(sub N)(L) is a polynomial of the order N. Peculiarities of the coherent states of this algebra are briefly discussed.

  20. Ladder operators for solvable potentials connected with exceptional orthogonal polynomials

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    Quesne, C.

    2015-04-01

    Exceptional orthogonal polynomials constitute the main part of the bound-state wavefunctions of some solvable quantum potentials, which are rational extensions of well-known shape-invariant ones. The former potentials are most easily built from the latter by using higher-order supersymmetric quantum mechanics (SUSYQM) or Darboux method. They may in general belong to three different types (or a mixture of them): types I and II, which are strictly isospectral, and type III, for which k extra bound states are created below the starting potential spectrum. A well-known SUSYQM method enables one to construct ladder operators for the extended potentials by combining the supercharges with the ladder operators of the starting potential. The resulting ladder operators close a polynomial Heisenberg algebra (PHA) with the corresponding Hamiltonian. In the special case of type III extended potentials, for this PHA the k extra bound states form k singlets isolated from the higher excited states. Some alternative constructions of ladder operators are reviewed. Among them, there is one that combines the state-adding and state-deleting approaches to type III extended potentials (or so-called Darboux-Crum and Krein-Adler transformations) and mixes the k extra bound states with the higher excited states. This novel approach can be used for building integrals of motion for two-dimensional superintegrable systems constructed from rationally-extended potentials.

  1. Towards flavored bound states beyond rainbows and ladders

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    El-Bennich, B; Paracha, M A; de Melo, J P B C

    2013-01-01

    We give a snapshot of recent progress in solving the Dyson-Schwinger equation with a beyond rainbow-ladder ansatz for the dressed quark-gluon vertex which includes ghost contributions. We discuss the motivations for this approach with regard to heavy-flavored bound states and form factors and briefly describe future steps to be taken.

  2. Single-particle potential from resummed ladder diagrams

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    Kaiser, Norbert

    2013-01-01

    A recent work on the resummation of fermionic in-medium ladder diagrams to all orders is extended by calculating the single-particle potential $U(p,k_f)$ for hole-states with $pk_f$ is also considered.

  3. Towards flavored bound states beyond rainbows and ladders

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    El-Bennich, B.; Rojas, E.; Melo, J. P. B. C. de [Laboratório de Física Teórica e Computacional, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo 01506-000 SP (Brazil); Paracha, M. A. [Laboratorio de Fisica Teorica e Computacional, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Sao Paulo 01506-000 SP, Brazil and Centre for Advanced Mathematics and Physics, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    2014-11-11

    We give a snapshot of recent progress in solving the Dyson-Schwinger equation with a beyond rainbow-ladder ansatz for the dressed quark-gluon vertex which includes ghost contributions. We discuss the motivations for this approach with regard to heavy-flavored bound states and form factors and briefly describe future steps to be taken.

  4. Competency-Based Nursing Career Ladder Model. Final Report.

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    Wilson, Janie Menchaca; And Others

    An open-entry/open-exit competency-based nursing career ladder model was developed to demonstrate the articulation process from high school through licensed vocational nursing (LVN), associate degree nursing (ADN), and baccalaureate degree-level nursing (BSN) programs. The model was based on data obtained from a review of the literature on (1)…

  5. Diversity of discrete breathers observed in a Josephson ladder

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    Binder, P.; Abraimov, D.; Ustinov, A. V.

    2000-08-01

    We generate and observe discrete rotobreathers in Josephson junction ladders with open boundaries. Rotobreathers are localized excitations that persist under the action of a spatially uniform force. We find a rich variety of stable dynamic states including pure symmetric, pure asymmetric, and mixed states. The parameter range where the discrete breathers are observed in our experiment is limited by retrapping due to dissipation.

  6. Diversity of discrete breathers observed in a Josephson ladder

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    P. Binder; D. Abraimov; Ustinov, A. V.

    2000-01-01

    We generate and observe discrete rotobreathers in Josephson junction ladders with open boundaries. Rotobreathers are localized excitations that persist under the action of a spatially uniform force. We find a rich variety of stable dynamic states including pure symmetric, pure asymmetric, and mixed states. The parameter range where the discrete breathers are observed in our experiment is limited by retrapping due to dissipation.

  7. Nonperturbative Study of Generalized Ladder Graphs in a var-phi 2? Theory

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    The Feynman-Schwinger representation is used to construct scalar-scalar bound states for the set of all ladder and crossed-ladder graphs in a var-phi 2? theory in 3+1 dimensions. The results are compared to those of the usual Bethe-Salpeter equation in the ladder approximation and of several quasipotential equations. Particularly for large couplings, the ladder predictions are seen to underestimate the binding energy significantly as compared to the generalized ladder case, whereas the solutions of the quasipotential equations provide a better correspondence. Results for the calculated bound state wave functions are also presented. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  8. Nonperturbative study of generalized ladder graphs in a $\\phi^{2}\\chi$ theory

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    Nieuwenhuis, T; Nieuwenhuis, Taco

    1996-01-01

    The Feynman-Schwinger representation is used to construct scalar-scalar bound states for the set of all ladder and crossed-ladder graphs in a \\phi^2\\chi theory in (3+1) dimensions. The results are compared to those of the usual Bethe-Salpeter equation in the ladder approximation and of several quasi-potential equations. Particularly for large couplings, the ladder predictions are seen to underestimate the binding energy significantly as compared to the generalized ladder case, whereas the solutions of the quasi-potential equations provide a better correspondence. Results for the calculated bound state wave functions are also presented.

  9. PLUME collaboration: Ultra-light ladders for linear collider vertex detector

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    The PLUME (Pixelated Ladder with Ultra-Low Material Embedding) Collaboration is developing ultra-light ladders for the vertex detector for a future linear collider. The double-sided ladder will integrate the sensors, readout infrastructure and mechanical supports with the aim of total material budget of 0.3% of radiation length. The requirement of as light as possible construction is driven by physics, in particular by measurements requiring determination of the quark charge sign. The first prototype ladders were prepared and tested in the beam. The alignment issues for the ladders will be tested within the AIDA (Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators) EU FP7 project.

  10. PLUME collaboration: Ultra-light ladders for linear collider vertex detector

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    Nomerotski, A., E-mail: A.Nomerotski@physics.ox.ac.uk [University of Oxford, Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Bachynska, O. [DESY Hamburg, Notkestr. 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Baudot, J.; Chon-Sen, N.; Claus, G.; De Masi, R. [IPHC/IN2P3/CNRS and Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Deveaux, M. [IK-Frankfurt, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Dulinski, W. [IPHC/IN2P3/CNRS and Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Gauld, R. [University of Oxford, Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Goffe, M. [IPHC/IN2P3/CNRS and Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Goldstein, J. [University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); Gregor, I.-M. [DESY Hamburg, Notkestr. 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Hu-Guo, Ch.; Imhoff, M. [IPHC/IN2P3/CNRS and Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Koetz, U. [DESY Hamburg, Notkestr. 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Lau, W. [University of Oxford, Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Muntz, C. [IK-Frankfurt, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Santos, C. [IPHC/IN2P3/CNRS and Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Schrader, C. [IK-Frankfurt, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Specht, M. [IPHC/IN2P3/CNRS and Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); and others

    2011-09-11

    The PLUME (Pixelated Ladder with Ultra-Low Material Embedding) Collaboration is developing ultra-light ladders for the vertex detector for a future linear collider. The double-sided ladder will integrate the sensors, readout infrastructure and mechanical supports with the aim of total material budget of 0.3% of radiation length. The requirement of as light as possible construction is driven by physics, in particular by measurements requiring determination of the quark charge sign. The first prototype ladders were prepared and tested in the beam. The alignment issues for the ladders will be tested within the AIDA (Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators) EU FP7 project.

  11. Evaluation of Fish Passage Sites in the Walla Walla River Basin, 2008

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    Chamness, Mickie A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2008-08-29

    In 2008, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated the Hofer Dam fish screen and provided technical assistance at two other fish passage sites as requested by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Walla Walla Watershed Council, or the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Evaluation of new sites such as Hofer Dam focuses on their design, construction, operation, and maintenance to determine if they effectively provide juvenile salmonids with safe passage through irrigation diversions. There were two requests for technical assistance in 2008. In the first, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation requested an evaluation of the Nursery Bridge fish screens associated with the fish ladder on the east side of the Walla Walla River. One set of brushes that clean the screens was broken for an extended period. Underwater videography and water velocity measurements were used to determine there were no potential adverse effects on juvenile salmonids when the west set of screens was clean enough to pass water normally. A second request, received from the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Walla Walla Watershed Council, asked for evaluation of water velocities through relatively new head gates above and adjacent to the Eastside Ditch fish screens on the Walla Walla River. Water moving through the head gates and not taken for irrigation is diverted to provide water for the Nursery Bridge fish ladder on the east side of the river. Elevations used in the design of the head gates were incorrect, causing excessive flow through the head gates that closely approached or exceeded the maximum swimming burst speed of juvenile salmonids. Hofer Dam was evaluated in June 2008. PNNL researchers found that conditions at Hofer Dam will not cause impingement or entrainment of juvenile salmonids but may provide habitat for predators and lack strong sweeping flows to encourage juvenile salmonid passage downstream. Further evaluation of velocities at the Eastside Ditch and wasteway gates should occur as changes are made to compensate for the design problems. These evaluations will help determine whether further changes are required. Hofer Dam also should be evaluated again under more normal operating conditions when the river levels are typical of those when fish are emigrating and the metal plate is not affecting flows.

  12. Walla Walla River Basin Fish Screens Evaluations, 2006 Annual Report.

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    Chamness, Mickie; Abernethy, Scott; Tunnicliffe, Cherylyn [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2007-01-01

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated Gardena Farms, Little Walla Walla, and Garden City/Lowden II Phase II fish screen facilities and provided underwater videography beneath a leaking rubber dam in the Walla Walla River basin in 2006. Evaluations of the fish screen facilities took place in early May 2006, when juvenile salmonids are generally outmigrating. At the Gardena Farms site, extended high river levels caused accumulations of debris and sediment in the forebay. This debris covered parts of the bottom drum seals, which could lead to early deterioration of the seals and drum screen. Approach velocities were excessive at the upstream corners of most of the drums, leading to 14% of the total approach velocities exceeding 0.4 feet per second (ft/s). Consequently, the approach velocities did not meet National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) design criteria guidelines for juvenile fish screens. The Little Walla Walla site was found to be in good condition, with all approach, sweep, and bypass velocities within NMFS criteria. Sediment buildup was minor and did not affect the effectiveness of the screens. At Garden City/Lowden II, 94% of approach velocities met NMFS criteria of 0.4 ft/s at any time. Sweep velocities increased toward the fish ladder. The air-burst mechanism appears to keep large debris off the screens, although it does not prevent algae and periphyton from growing on the screen face, especially near the bottom of the screens. In August 2006, the Gardena Farm Irrigation District personnel requested that we look for a leak beneath the inflatable rubber dam at the Garden City/Lowden II site that was preventing water movement through the fish ladder. Using our underwater video equipment, we were able to find a gap in the sheet piling beneath the dam. Erosion of the riverbed was occurring around this gap, allowing water and cobbles to move beneath the dam. The construction engineers and irrigation district staff were able to use the video footage to resolve the problem within a couple weeks. We had hoped to also evaluate the effectiveness of modifications to louvers behind the Nursery Bridge screens when flows were higher than 350 cubic feet per second, (cfs) but were unable to do so. Based on the one measurement made in early 2006 after the modified louvers were set, it appears the modified louvers may help reduce approach velocities. The auxiliary supply water system gates also control water through the screens. Evaluating the effect of different combinations of gate and louver positions on approach velocities through the screens may help identify optimum settings for both at different river discharges.

  13. The Effects of Laddering and Spinning in Underwriter Manipulation of IPOs

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Using a unique and larger sample of companies from going public from 1998- 2000 classified by both spinning and laddering manipulation, we are able to disentangle the effects of laddering and spinning and find that much of the underpricing during the internet bubble was due to laddering rather than spin-ning. In fact, we find that a laddered IPO is expected to be underpriced by 110% compared to a non-laddered IPO. The effects of spinning are insig-nificant once laddering is simultaneously considered. Our study lends further support to the laddering theory of Aggarwal et al. (2006 as a reason for IPO underpricing during the internet bubble.

  14. Means – End Chain Theory and Laddering Technique: Applications in Consumer Behavior Research

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Means – end chain (MEC theory and laddering technique uncovers the decision making process of consumers related to marketing offerings such as goods, services and experiences in a cognitive approach from a consumer perspective view which are popularly used approaches in marketing context. The purpose of the study is to discusss and present the laddering techique to Turkish literature, which is a frequently used qualitative research method in consumer behavior, both with related theoretical structure and practice. With this purpose, the overview of the literature within the frame of means – end chain theory, practices in consumer behavior, laddering technique, data collection, data analyze and interperation steps, limits of the laddering technique and alternatives of soft laddering (hard laddering is discussed. Laddering technique among with alternative data collection tools are anticipated Turkish researchers’ interest.

  15. New Design of Crypto-Based Pseudo random number generator (CBPRNG using BLOW FISH cipher

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    Full Text Available Random Number Generators (RNGs are an important building block for algorithms and protocols in cryptography. Random number generation is used in a wide variety of cryptographic operations, such as key generation and challenge/response protocols. A random number generator outputs a sequence of 0s and 1s such that at any position, the next bit cannot be expected on the previous bits. However, true random number produces non- deterministic output since if the same random generator is run twice, identical results are not received. Thus we go for pseudo random number generator that is deterministic device because if this random number generator is run twice or more, it gives same results. Our paper presents new crypto based pseudorandom number generator. It uses BLOW FISH ciphers and the Cipher-Block chaining (CBC mode that uses three stages of the block chaining. The plain text for each stage comes from the output of the first BLOW FISH, which uses the 64-Bit date and time as the plain text. CBPRNG creates three 64-bit random numbers, the first and the second are concatenated to create a 128-random number and the third is used as next initial vector (IV for CBPRNG. Our Crypto-Based Pseudo-random Number Generator produces a sequence of bits that has arandom looking distribution. This new generator helps to develop huge range cryptographic applications to increase the system security. A number of applications such as financial security applications and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP use this technique.

  16. Experimental critical current patterns in Josephson junction ladders

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    Binder, P.; Caputo, P.; Fistul, M. V.; Ustinov, A. V.; Filatrella, G.

    2000-10-01

    We present an experimental and theoretical study of the magnetic-field dependence of the critical current of Josephson junction ladders. At variance with the well-known case of a one-dimensional (1D) parallel array of Josephson junctions the magnetic-field patterns display a single minimum even for very low values of the self-inductance parameter ?L. Experiments performed changing both the geometrical value of the inductance and the critical current of the junctions show a good agreement with numerical simulations. We argue that the observed magnetic-field patterns are due to a peculiar mapping between the isotropic Josephson ladder and the 1D parallel array with the self-inductance parameter ?effL=?L+2.

  17. The resonance self-shielding calculation with regularized random ladders

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    The straightforward method for calculation of resonance self-shielding is to generate one or several resonance ladders, and to process them as resolved resonances. The main drawback of Monte Carlo methods used to generate the ladders, is the difficulty of reducing the dispersion of data and results. Several methods are examined, and it is shown how one (a regularized sampling method) improves the accuracy. Analytical methods to compute the effective cross-section have recently appeared: they are basically exempt from dispersion, but are inevitably approximate. The accuracy of the most sophisticated one is checked. There is a neutron energy range which is improperly considered as statistical. An examination is presented of what happens when it is treated as statistical, and how it is possible to improve the accuracy of calculations in this range. To illustrate the results calculations have been performed in a simple case: nucleus 238U, at 300 K, between 4250 and 4750 eV. (author)

  18. Bethe–Salpeter studies of mesons beyond rainbow-ladder

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the masses of light mesons from a coupled system of Dyson–Schwinger and Bethe– Salpeter equations. We explicitly take into account dominant non-Abelian and sub-leading Abelian contributions to the dressed quark-gluon vertex. We also include unquenching e?ects in the form of hadronic resonance contributions via the back-reaction of pions. We construct the corresponding Bethe–Salpeter kernel that satis?es the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity. Our numerical treatment fully includes all momentum dependencies with all equations solved completely in the complex plane. This approach goes well beyond the rainbow-ladder approximation and permits us to investigate the relative impact of di?erent corrections beyond rainbow-ladder on the properties of mesons. We ?nd that sub-leading Abelian corrections are further dynamically suppressed, and that our results supersede early qualitative predictions with signi?cantly simpler truncation schemes.

  19. Generalized Ladder Operators for Shape-invariant Potentials

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    Filho, E D; Filho, Elso Drigo

    2001-01-01

    A general form for ladder operators is used to construct a method to solve bound-state Schr\\"odinger equations. The characteristics of supersymmetry and shape invariance of the system are the start point of the approach. To show the elegance and the utility of the method we use it to obtain energy spectra and eigenfunctions for the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator and Morse potentials and for the radial harmonic oscillator and Coulomb potentials.

  20. Phase sensitive quantum interference on forbidden transition in ladder scheme

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    Koganov, Gennady A.; Shuker, Reuben

    2014-01-01

    A three level ladder system is analyzed and the coherence of initially electric-dipole forbidden transition is calculated. Due to the presence of two laser fields the initially dipole forbidden transition becomes dynamically permitted due to ac Stark effect. It is shown that such transitions exhibit quantum-interference-related phenomena, such as electromagnetically induced transparency, gain without inversion and enhanced refractive index. Gain and dispersion characteristic...

  1. Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector, ladder operators and supersymmetry

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    We show that the Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector (LRLV) generates the Infeld-Hull radial factorization and the pair of isospectral Hamiltonians for the non-relativistic Kepler-Coulomb quantum problem. To do this we only use the LRLV and arguments of general soundness. Finally, the well known restrictions on the orbital angular momentum and the principal quantum numbers are rederived from the corresponding ladder operators. (author)

  2. Electron Spin Resonance Shift in Spin Ladder Compounds

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    Furuya, Shunsuke C.; Bouillot, Pierre; Kollath, Corinna; Oshikawa, Masaki; Giamarchi, Thierry

    2012-01-01

    We analyze the effects of different coupling anisotropies in spin-1/2 ladder on the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) shift. Combining a perturbative expression in the anisotropies with temperature dependent Density Matrix Renormalization Group (T-DMRG) computation of the short range correlations, we provide the full temperature and magnetic field evolution of the ESR paramagnetic shift. We show that for well chosen parameters the ESR shift can be in principle used to extract quantitatively the a...

  3. "Why caipirinha?"- the online via chat laddering technique CAN answer

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    Bruno, Bordeaux-Rego; Fernanda, Nedwed-Machado; Marta Olivia Rovedder de, Oliveira; Denise Avancini, Alves; Luiz Antonio, Slongo.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available As customers are becoming increasingly connected to the internet, this means that they are available for online interviews, thus opening up a space for investigating research methods, especially qualitative research, in an attempt to identify how to adapt data collecting instruments to the so-called [...] "connected customer era". In this context, the focus of this article is on the application viability analysis of the laddering technique used online and in real-time chat by asking the following question: "Why caipirinha?". Conducting online in-depth interviews through the MSN Messenger and Skype (the most commonly used chat tools in Brazil), 23 attributes, 22 consequences and 13 values were identified, resulting in 133 ladders, 71 of which reached the value level. Along with friends/mates, Integration, Entertainment and Fun, in addition to Alcohol, Insouciance/ relaxation and Pleasure constitute the most frequent ladders. Concerning the application itself, the participants gave positive feedback, even though some of them did not feel satisfied because they became tired. Convenience, objectivity, disinhibition, easy scheduling and flexibility were identified. The viability of online in-depth interviewing via real-time chats was confirmed, raising the question of the possibility of it achieving other qualitative research techniques.

  4. The search for competing charge orders in frustrated ladder systems

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    A recent study revealed the dynamics of the charge sector of a one-dimensional quarter- filled electronic system with extended Hubbard interactions to be that of an effective pseudospin transverse-field Ising model (TFIM) in the strong coupling limit. With the twin motivations of studying the co-existing charge and spin order found in strongly correlated chain systems and the effects of inter-chain couplings, we investigate the phase diagram of coupled effective (TFIM) systems. A bosonisation and RG analysis for a two-leg TFIM ladder yields a rich phase diagram showing Wigner/Peierls charge order and Neel/dimer spin order. In a broad parameter regime, the orbital antiferromagnetic phase is found to be stable. An intermediate gapless phase of finite width is found to lie in between two charge-ordered gapped phases. Kosterlitz-Thouless transitions are found to lead from the gapless phase to either of the charge-ordered phases. Low energy effective Hamiltonian analyses of a strongly coupled 2-chain ladder system confirm a phase diagram with in-chain CO, rung-dimer, and orbital antiferromagnetic ordered phases with varying interchain couplings as well as superconductivity upon hole-doping. Our work is potentially relevant for a unified description of a class of strongly correlated, quarter-filled chain and ladder systems. (autor)

  5. Design and characterization of self-assembled fish sarcoplasmic protein-alginate nanocomplexes.

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    Stephansen, Karen; Mattebjerg, Maria; Wattjes, Jasper; Milisavljevic, Ana; Jessen, Flemming; Qvortrup, Klaus; Goycoolea, Francisco M; Chronakis, Ioannis S

    2015-05-01

    Macrostructures based on natural polymers are subject to large attention, as the application range is wide within the food and pharmaceutical industries. In this study we present nanocomplexes (NCXs) made from electrostatic self-assembly between negatively charged alginate and positively charged fish sarcoplasmic proteins (FSP), prepared by bulk mixing. A concentration screening revealed that there was a range of alginate and FSP concentrations where stable NCXs with similar properties were formed, rather than two exact concentrations. The size of the NCXs was 293 ± 3 nm, and the zeta potential was -42 ± 0.3 mV. The NCXs were stable in water, gastric buffer, intestinal buffer and HEPES buffered glycose, and at all pH values from 2 to 9 except pH 3, where they aggregated. When proteolytic enzymes were present in the buffer, the NCXs were degraded. Only at high concentrations the NCXs caused a decreased viability in HeLa and U2OS cell lines. The simple processing procedure and the high stability of the NCXs, makes them excellent candidates for use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. PMID:25709012

  6. Fish schooling as a basis for vertical axis wind turbine farm design

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    Most wind farms consist of horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) due to the high power coefficient (mechanical power output divided by the power of the free-stream air through the turbine cross-sectional area) of an isolated turbine. However when in close proximity to neighboring turbines, HAWTs suffer from a reduced power coefficient. In contrast, previous research on vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) suggests that closely spaced VAWTs may experience only small decreases (or even increases) in an individual turbine's power coefficient when placed in close proximity to neighbors, thus yielding much higher power outputs for a given area of land. A potential flow model of inter-VAWT interactions is developed to investigate the effect of changes in VAWT spatial arrangement on the array performance coefficient, which compares the expected average power coefficient of turbines in an array to a spatially isolated turbine. A geometric arrangement based on the configuration of shed vortices in the wake of schooling fish is shown to significantly increase the array performance coefficient based upon an array of 16 x 16 wind turbines. The results suggest increases in power output of over one order of magnitude for a given area of land as compared to HAWTs.

  7. Design and characterization of self-assembled fish sarcoplasmic protein-alginate nanocomplexes

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    Boutrup Stephansen, Karen; Mattebjerg, Maria Ahlm

    2015-01-01

    Macrostructures based on natural polymers are subject to large attention, as the application range is wide within the food and pharmaceutical industries. In this study we present nanocomplexes (NCXs) made from electrostatic self-assembly between negatively charged alginate and positively charged fish sarcoplasmic proteins (FSP), prepared by bulk mixing. A concentration screening revealed that there was a range of alginate and FSP concentrations where stable NCXs with similar properties were formed, rather than two exact concentrations. The size of the NCXs was 293 +/- 3 nm, and the zeta potential was -42 +/- 0.3 mV. The NCXs were stable in water, gastric buffer, intestinal buffer and HEPES buffered glycose, and at all pH values from 2 to 9 except pH 3, where they aggregated. When proteolytic enzymes were present in the buffer, the NCXs were degraded. Only at high concentrations the NCXs caused a decreased viability in HeLa and U2OS cell lines. The simple processing procedure and the high stability of the NCXs, makes them excellent candidates for use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Up and Down the Communications Ladder

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    Harriman, Bruce

    1974-01-01

    Describes the steps one company took when it found it had serious difficulties. Discusses "up-and-down" theory of communications, which the company used to design its own "upward communications program." Describes each part of the program, explaining how it was set up, what stumbling blocks were encountered, and what successes were experienced.…

  9. Magnetization transport in spin ladders and next-nearest-neighbor chains

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    Znidaric, Marko

    2013-01-01

    We study magnetization transport at high temperatures in several spin ladder systems as well as in next-nearest-neighbor coupled spin chains. In the integrable ladder considered we analytically show that the transport is ballistic in sectors with nonzero average magnetization, while numerical simulations of a nonequilibrium stationary setting indicate an anomalous transport in the zero magnetization (half-filling) sector. For other systems, isotropic Heisenberg ladder and sp...

  10. Charge Excitations in Two-Leg Ladders: A tDMRG Approach

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    Dias da Silva, Luis [University of Sao Paulo, BRAZIL; Alvarez, Gonzalo [ORNL; Summers, Michael Stuart [ORNL; Dagotto, Elbio R [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Abstract We study the dynamics of holon doublon pairs in two-leg Hubbard ladders with the time-dependent Density Matrix Renormalization-Group approach. Benchmark results show that the Krylov algorithm is well suited to calculate the time dependence of observables in these systems. Furthermore, we show that the dynamics of the holon doublon depend strongly on the coupling asymmetry within the ladder, indicating that the ladder geometry plays a role in the decay of these elementary charge excitations.

  11. Development of ultra-light pixelated ladders for an ILC vertex detector

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    Chon-Sen, N; Claus, G; De Masi, R; Deveaux, M; Dulinski, W; Goffe, M; Goldstein, J; Gregor, I -M; Imhoff, Ch Hu-Guo M; Müntz, C; Nomerotski, A; Santos, C; Schrader, C; Specht, M; Stroth, J; Winter, M

    2010-01-01

    The development of ultra-light pixelated ladders is motivated by the requirements of the ILD vertex detector at ILC. This paper summarizes three projects related to system integration. The PLUME project tackles the issue of assembling double-sided ladders. The SERWIETE project deals with a more innovative concept and consists in making single-sided unsupported ladders embedded in an extra thin plastic enveloppe. AIDA, the last project, aims at building a framework reproducing the experimental running conditions where sets of ladders could be tested.

  12. Downstream fish passage on Black River system

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    Downstream fish passage of juvenile alewife at the Black River hydroelectric system has traditionally been directed by a major screen assembly to a route avoiding altogether four out of five small hydroelectric power plants. This system includes retention of larvae/juveniles in a lake until mid July, diversion of fish via a major screen assembly and by-passing of a station using a fish ladder. However, difficulties with the arrangement have resulted in increasing numbers of fish passing by all five stations. A second option which reduces labour and maintenance activities and promotes increased growth of fish as they pass from reservoir to reservoir involves use of simple fishways coupled with fish pulsers to deflect fish from the station intakes. The fish pulsers use 100 Hz frequency at 20 pulses per minute placed directly in front of the station intake at a depth of 3 m. Both strategies have contributed to increased fish production and migration such that the present run is 5 million to 8 million fish. 4 refs., 4 figs

  13. Fish Allergy

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    ... Caring for Your Child All About Food Allergies Fish Allergy KidsHealth > For Parents > Fish Allergy Print A ... From Home en español Alergia al pescado About Fish Allergy A fish allergy is not exactly the ...

  14. The World Health Organisation analgesic ladder: its place in modern Irish medical practice.

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    Balding, L

    2013-04-01

    Pain is the single most common reason why patients seek medical care. Worldwide, there are 10 million new cases of cancer each year, with 6 million deaths annually. The World Health Organisation (WHO) first published Cancer Pain Relief in 1986, designed to be a simple, intuitive and accessible guide to the management of cancer pain that would be applicable and useful whatever the language, culture, economy, country and clinical setting. In Ireland today, we have ready access to many different opioids, and the WHO guidelines may seem inadequate and outdated. This article describes the evolution and use of the WHO guidelines, as viewed from the global perspective of its 193 member nations. The WHO ladder still remains valid today in Ireland, even as we await the imminent publication of new evidence-based national cancer pain guidelines this year. PMID:23691849

  15. Diverging thermal conductivity of spin-chains and ladders

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    Alvarez, J V; Gros, Claudius

    2002-01-01

    We study the thermal transport properties of quantum spin chains and ladders. We find a diverging thermal conductivity at finite temperatures, independent of microscopic details of the models. The temperature at which the non-diverging prefactor kappa^{(th)}(T) peaks is in general substantially lower than the temperature at which the corresponding specific heat c_V(T) is maximal. We show that this effect has far-reaching consequences for the magnetic mean-free path lambda extracted by analyzing recent experiments with the microscopic theory results.

  16. Inverse magnetocaloric effects in two-leg spin ladder system

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    Magnetocaloric properties of the two-leg frustrated spin ladder system are investigated by the use of transfer-matrix method. Exact results for the magnetization, entropy, entropy change and magnetocaloric cooling rate versus temperature and field are presented and discussed in detail. Large inverse magnetocaloric effects induced by the field arise at low temperature, and exhibit strong dependency relationship on the exchange couplings. In the vicinity of the critical field, the enhanced inverse magnetocaloric effects and normal magnetocaloric effects are both observed. Besides, the influences of the single-ion anisotropy on the entropy change are discussed as well.

  17. The phonon and thermal properties of a ladder nanostructure

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    M Mardaani

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available  In this paper, we study the phonon thermal properties of a ladder nanostructure in harmonic approximation. We present a model consisting of two infinite chains with different masses. Then, we investigate the effect of different masses on the phonon spectrum. Moreover, as a specific case, in the absence of the second neighbor interaction, we calculate the phonon density of states/modes. Finally, we consider the thermal conductivity of the system. The results show that the phonon spectrum shifts down to the lower frequencies by increasing the masses. Furthermore, a frequency gap appears in the phonon spectrum. By increasing the springs constants, the thermal conductance decreases.

  18. Optical coherences and wavelength mismatch in ladder systems

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    Urvoy, A; Ritter, R; Adams, C S; Weatherill, K J; Löw, R

    2013-01-01

    We investigate experimentally and theoretically the coherent and incoherent processes in open 3-level ladder systems in room temperature gases and identify in which regime electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) occurs. The peculiarity of this work lies in the unusual situation where the wavelength of the probe field is shorter than that of the coupling field. The nature of the observed spectral features depends considerably on the total response of different velocity classes, the varying Doppler shifts for bichromatic excitation fields, on optical pumping to additional electronic states and transit time effects. All these ingredients can be absorbed in a model based on optical Bloch equations with only five electronic states.

  19. Photoemission spectra in t-J ladders with two legs

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    Haas, S W; Haas, Stephan; Dagotto, Elbio

    1996-01-01

    Photoemission spectra for the isotropic two-leg t-J ladder are calculated at various hole-doping levels using exact diagonalization techniques. Low-energy sharp features caused by short-range antiferromagnetic correlations are observed at finite doping levels close to half-filling, above the naive Fermi momentum. These features should be observable in angle-resolved photoemission experiments. In addition, the formation of a d-wave pairing condensate as the ratio J/t is increased leads to dynamically generated spectral weight for momenta close to {\\rm k_F} where the {\\rm d_{x^2-y^2} }-order parameter is large.

  20. Ladder operators and recursion relations for the associated Bessel polynomials

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    Introducing the associated Bessel polynomials in terms of two non-negative integers, and under an integrability condition we simultaneously factorize their corresponding differential equation into a product of the ladder operators by four different ways as shape invariance symmetry equations. This procedure gives four different pairs of recursion relations on the associated Bessel polynomials. In spite of description of Bessel and Laguerre polynomials in terms of each other, we show that the associated Bessel differential equation is factorized in four different ways whereas for Laguerre one we have three different ways

  1. Period halving of Persistent Currents in Mesoscopic Mobius ladders

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    Wen Ji Deng; Ping, L I U; Wen-Ji, DENG; Ji-Huan, XU; Ping, LIU

    2002-01-01

    We investigate the period halving of persistent currents(PCs) of non-interacting electrons in isolated mesoscopic M\\"{o}bius ladders without disorder, pierced by Aharonov-Bhom flux. The mechanisms of the period halving effect depend on the parity of the number of electrons as well as on the interchain hopping. Although the data of PCs in mesoscopic systems are sample-specific, some simple rules are found in the canonical ensemble average, such as all the odd harmonics of the PCs disappear, and the signals of even harmonics are non-negative. {PACS number(s): 73.23.Ra, 73.23.-b, 68.65.-k}

  2. Exact solutions and ladder operators for a new anharmonic oscillator

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    In this Letter, we propose a new anharmonic oscillator and present the exact solutions of the Schrodinger equation with this oscillator. The ladder operators are established directly from the normalized radial wave functions and used to evaluate the closed expressions of matrix elements for some related functions. Some comments are made on the general calculation formula and recurrence relation for off-diagonal matrix elements. Finally, we show that this anharmonic oscillator possesses a hidden symmetry between E(r) and E(ir) by substituting r->ir

  3. Medical humanities in Nepal--snakes and ladders.

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    Shankar, P Ravi; Piryani, R M; Morgan, Huw; Thapa, T P

    2010-03-01

    In the last decade there has been a quantitative growth in medical schools in Nepal, a developing country in South Asia. Medical Humanities (MH) uses disciplines traditionally termed as the humanities in the pursuit of medical educational goals. The subject is slowly developing in Nepal. Sessions have been conducted at Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara and KIST Medical College, Lalitpur. In this article the authors examine inhibitory factors (snakes) and facilitating factors (ladders) for the development of the subject in Nepal. PMID:20392392

  4. Beyond rainbow-ladder in bound state equations

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    Heupel, Walter; Goecke, Tobias; Fischer, Christian S. [Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Giessen (Germany)

    2014-05-15

    In this work we devise a new method to study quark-anti-quark interactions beyond simple ladder-exchange that yield massless pions in the chiral limit. The method is based on the requirement to have a representation of the quark-gluon vertex that is explicitly given in terms of quark dressings functions. We outline a general procedure to generate the Bethe-Salpeter kernel for a given vertex representation. Our method allows not only the identification of the mesons' masses but also the extraction of their Bethe-Salpeter wave functions exposing their internal structure. We exemplify our method with vertex models that are of phenomenological interest. (orig.)

  5. Ladder operators and coherent states for nonlinear potentials

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    Roman-Ancheyta, R; De los Santos-Sanchez, O; Recamier, J [Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 48-3, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62251 (Mexico)

    2011-10-28

    In this work, we make use of deformed operators to construct the coherent states of some nonlinear systems by generalization of two definitions: (i) as eigenstates of a deformed annihilation operator and (ii) by application of a deformed displacement operator to the vacuum state. We also construct the coherent states for the same systems using the ladder operators obtained by traditional methods with the knowledge of the eigenfunctions and eigenvalues of the corresponding Schroedinger equation. We show that both methods yield coherent states with identical algebraic structure. (paper)

  6. Two experimental fish aggregating systems (fads in the Aegean sea: their design and application

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Two steel spar buoys were constructed and moored in 50 and 100 m deep of water in the Aegean Sea to support recreational fisheries. The first FAD was deployed at coordinates 38°01´48´´N 26°58´02´´E and at a distance of 3 nautical miles from the shoreline. The other FAD was moored at 1.1 nautical miles from the shoreline at coordinates 38°03´11´´N; 26°59´01´´E. An anchor (1.2x1.2x0.8 m3 weighing approximate 2.76 metric ton, made of reinforced concrete, was used to hold a FAD weighing approximate 1.5 metric ton. Hardware and connections of FADs, ropes, mooring calculation and anchor design were made. The interaction between the forces of wave and current and FADs in those waters was investigated. In the experiment, all forces (drag force, buoyancy force etc. acting on FADs were calculated. It is proposed that the construction of the FADs should take the following design criteria into consideration: wave and current, forces related to the FADs, deployment depth, mooring hardware and ropes. This knowledge provides an important reference for stakeholders performing projects aiming to increase the performance and service life FADs.Duas bóias de aço spar foram construídas e ancoradas em 50 e 100 m de profundidade nas águas do Mar Egeu para dar apoio à pesca recreativa. O primeiro FAD foi implantado nas coordenadas 38°01'48''N 26°58'02''E, a uma distância de 3 milhas náuticas da costa. O outro ficou ancorado a 1,1 milha náutica da costa nas coordenadas 38°03'11''N; 26°59'01''E. Uma âncora (1.2x1.2x0.8 m3, pesando aproximadamente 2,76 toneladas, feita de concreto armado, foi usada para prender um FAD de peso aproximado de 1,5 toneladas. Foram realizados cálculos para determinação das conexões dos FADs, dos cabos e da ancoragem. A interação entre as forças de ondas e correntes com os FADs foi também investigada. No experimento, todas as forças (força de arrasto, força de empuxo, etc atuantes sobre os FADs foram calculadas. É proposto que para a construção dos FADs deverão ser levados em consideração os seguintes fatores: ondas e correntes, forças relacionadas com os FADs, profundidade de implantação, sistema computacional dos moorings e cordas de amarração. Esse conhecimento proporcionará referência importante para os interessados em realizar projetos que visem aumentar o desempenho e a vida útil dos FADs.

  7. Characterising reef fish populations and habitats within and outside the US Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument: A lesson in marine protected area design

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    Monaco, Mark E.; Friedlander, A.M.; Caldow, Chris; Christensen, J.D.; Rogers, C.; Beets, J.; Miller, J.; Boulon, Rafe

    2007-01-01

    Marine protected areas are an important tool for management of marine ecosystems. Despite their utility, ecological design criteria are often not considered or feasible to implement when establishing protected areas. In 2001, the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICRNM) in St John, US Virgin Islands was established by Executive Order. The VICRNM prohibits almost all extractive uses. Surveys of habitat and fishes inside and outside of the VICRNM were conducted in 2002-2004. Areas outside the VICRNM had significantly more hard corals, greater habitat complexity, and greater richness, abundance and biomass of reef fishes than areas within the VICRNM. The administrative process used to delineate the boundaries of the VICRNM did not include a robust ecological characterisation of the area. Because of reduced habitat complexity within the VICRNM, the enhancement of the marine ecosystem may not be fully realised or increases in economically important reef fishes may take longer to detect. ?? 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation ?? 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  8. Reported Job Interest and Perceived Utilization of Talents and Training by Airmen in 97 Career Ladders.

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    As part of the United States Air Force Occupational Survey Program, this report summarizes the results of a study conducted to determine the dimensions of job satisfaction within and between career ladders as perceived by airmen. Surveyed on 97 career ladders were some 100,000 respondents. Findings include: (1) Most of the airmen surveyed found…

  9. 30 CFR 56.11005 - Fixed ladder anchorage and toe clearance.

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    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fixed ladder anchorage and toe clearance. 56.11005 Section 56.11005 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Travelways § 56.11005 Fixed ladder anchorage...

  10. A Phenylene-alkylated Thiophene-based Partially Ladder-type Conjugated Polymer

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    A partially ladder-type polymer was synthesized, where the ladder-type planar structure was prepared using BBr3-promoted cyclization and alkylated thiophene was used as a soluble derivative. The relatively small band gap and broad absorption band, in addition to the crystallinity, make this polymer an attractive material for use in a variety of optoelectronic applications. The rigid coplanar structures of such polymers provide resistance to deformation and enhanced ?-conjugation, which result in a number of desirable properties, such as intense luminescence, high carrier mobility, and environmental stability. Most studies in this field have focused on poly(p-phenylene)-based polymers, including both step ladder-type or fully ladder-type poly(phenylene)s. However, the commercial exploitation of ladder poly(phenylene) homopolymers has been hampered by their intractable nature

  11. Slow magnetic relaxation in lanthanide ladder type coordination polymers.

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    Girginova, Penka I; Pereira, Laura C J; Coutinho, Joana T; Santos, Isabel C; Almeida, Manuel

    2014-01-28

    A series of four isostructural lanthanide-containing one dimensional coordination polymers with picolinic (pic) and glutaric (glu) acids, Ln(glu)(pic)(H2O)2, where Ln = Gd(III) (1), Tb(III) (2), Dy(III) (3) and Er(III) (4) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and structurally characterized by powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy and thermogravimetric measurements. These compounds are isostructural to the previously reported Sm(glu)(pic)(H2O)2 and the structure consists in pairs of lanthanide ions double bridged by carboxylic groups which are connected along c by the glutaric acid ligands as a ladder type 1D coordination polymer. The magnetic properties of these compounds were studied by static magnetization and AC magnetic susceptibility measurements in the temperature range 1.7-300 K. Weak dominant ferromagnetic interactions between lanthanide cations were found in the compounds, except in compound 3. Compounds 1, 3 and 4 reveal frequency dependent AC susceptibility and slow relaxation of the magnetization under applied external static field. These data classify the Gd(III), Dy(III) and Er(III) compounds as molecular magnets. In spite of the ladder chain structure of the compounds this magnetic behaviour is not due to a single chain but instead it is ascribed to single ion anisotropic effects in the case of 3 and 4 and possibly to a phonon-bottleneck effect of the spin-lattice relaxation in 1. PMID:24264729

  12. QMC Study of the three-chain Hubbard ladder

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    Evertz, H. G.; Faber, Chr.; Hanke, W.

    1996-03-01

    Ladder systems permit the study of dimensional crossover from 1 to 2 dimensions. In the Heisenberg model one expects that ladders with an even number of legs show a spin-gap, whereas those with an odd number are gapless. This has been verified experimentally in compounds like Sr_nCu_n+1O_2n+1 and La_1-xSrx Cu O_2.5 (Z. Hiroi and M. Takano, Nature 377), 41 (1995); ^2 M. Frischmuth et al., in preparation; ^3 E. Arrigoni, cond-mat/9509145; ^4 H.G. Evertz, G. Lana, M. Marcu, PRL 70, 875 (1993); N. Kawashima, J.E. Gubernatis, H.G. Evertz, PRB 50, 136 (1994). and theoretically, e.g. by QMC simulations ^2. For the Hubbard model the situation is more complicated. Weak coupling (small U) renormalization group ^3 for the three-leg system shows a rich phase diagram. At half filling, three phases are predicted as the coupling t_? between the chains is changed: insulating spin-gapped, metal gapless, and insulating gapped. For the doped system, a large number of further phases appear, e.g. a fermi liquid at isotropic couplings. We performed QMC studies using both determinantal methods and the very efficient loop-algorithm ^4 in the worldline formalism. We report results on the phase diagram and on pairing properties for different couplings and temperatures.

  13. Quasiparticle collapsing in an anisotropic t -J ladder

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    Zhu, Zheng; Weng, Zheng-Yu

    2015-12-01

    Quasiparticle collapsing is a central issue in the study of strongly correlated electron systems. In the one-dimensional case, the quasiparticle collapsing in a form of spin-charge separation has been well established, but the problem remains elusive in dimensions higher than one. By using the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) algorithm, we show that in an anisotropic two-leg t -J ladder, an injected single hole behaves like a well-defined quasiparticle in the strong rung limit but undergoes a "phase transition" with the effective mass diverging at a quantum critical point (QCP) towards the isotropic limit. After the transition, the quasiparticle collapses into a loosely bound object of a charge (holon) and a spin-1/2 (spinon) accompanied by an unscreened phase string as well as a substantially enhanced binding energy between two doped holes. A phase diagram of multileg ladders is further obtained, which extrapolates the QCP towards the two-dimensional limit. The underlying mechanism generic for any dimensions is also discussed.

  14. Renormalization group calculations with kparallel dependent couplings in a ladder

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    We investigate the phase diagram of a ladder system (two chains, with a Hubbard interaction U and an interband coupling tperpendicular). It is already known [M. Fabrizio, Phys. Rev. B 48 (1993) 15838] that backward interband scattering (gb) plays a particular role in this system. Moreover, some authors (for instance [H.J. Schulz, Phys. Rev. B 53 (1996) R2959]) have early pointed out that, because of this coupling gb, parallel momentum (kparallel) dependence could not be neglected. So we have introduced an original method to include kparallel dependence of couplings, in a RG calculation using the one particle irreducible (OPI) scheme. We calculate different susceptibilities, which are classified according to their symmetries. Our results depend on whether we include kparallel dependence or not. When we include this dependence, we observe a region with large antiferromagnetic fluctuations, in the vicinity of small tperpendicular, followed by a superconducting region with a simultaneous divergence of the spin density waves channel. The region with only spin density wave fluctuations disappears, when kparallel dependence is neglected. Altogether, our results prove that k-bar is an influential variable in the renormalization group flow, for a ladder

  15. Fish tapeworm

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    Fish tapeworm is an infection with a parasite found in fish. ... The fish tapeworm ( Diphyllobothrium latum ), is the largest parasite that infects humans. Humans become infected when they eat raw ...

  16. Fish Hearing.

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    Blaxter, J. H. S.

    1980-01-01

    Provides related information about hearing in fish, including the sensory stimulus of sound in the underwater environment, mechanoreceptors in fish, pressure perception and the swimbladder, specializations in sound conduction peculiar to certain fish families. Includes numerous figures. (CS)

  17. The tunable quantum spin ladder Cu(Qnx)(Cl(1?x)Brx)2

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    We report magnetic, specific heat and ESR measurements on a series of S=1/2 spin ladder compounds Cu(Qnx)(Cl(1?x)Brx)2. Down to T=2 K all the observables can be described by the spin ladder model with about 1% of S=1/2 impurities in the background, which are present even in a nominally pure Cu(Qnx)Cl2 and Cu(Qnx)Br2, for the whole range of 0?x?1. We extract ladder exchange constants Jl(x) and Jr(x) as well as the gap value ?(x) by comparing the experimental data to quantum Monte-Carlo simulations. As the ESR measurements show the g-factor of impurities to be precisely equal to g-factor of the ladder spins, we suppose the impurities to be the consequence of structural defects resulting in broken ladder ends. - Highlights: • A family of isostructural spin-ladder compounds was investigated. • A variation in exchange parameters with the degree of chemical substitution was found. • A small amount of paramagnetic spins was attributed to structural defects in a ladder

  18. Helical quantum Hall edge modes in bilayer graphene: a realization of quantum spin-ladders

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    Mazo, Victoria; Shimshoni, Efrat; Huang, Chia-Wei; Carr, Sam T.; Fertig, H. A.

    2015-10-01

    The rich phase diagram of quantum spin-ladder systems has attracted much attention in the theoretical literature. The progress in experimental realizations of this fascinating physics however has been much slower. While materials with a ladder-like structure exist, one always has coupling between the ladders to muddy the waters. In addition, such materials exhibit limited (if any) tunability in terms of the magnetic exchange parameters, and experimental probing of the different phases is a great challenge. In this work, we show that a realization of spin-ladder physics can occur in an engineered nanostructure made out of bilayer graphene in the ? =0 quantum Hall state. Specifically, we describe a split-double-gated setup in which a domain wall (DW) is explicitly induced in the middle of the sample, and show that an effective spin-ladder forms along this DW. The interaction strengths of the ladder are tunable by adjusting magnetic and electric fields as well as the spacing between the gates. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the effective spin ladder has a helical nature, meaning that the spin-correlations may be probed rather simply with charge transport experiments. We describe the phase diagram of this system, and show that certain transport measurements are very sensitive to the phase.

  19. Performance of Long Ladders for the LHCb Silicon Tracker

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    Agari, M; Blouw, J; Hofmann, W; Knöpfle, K T; Löchner, S; Maciuc, F; Schmelling, M; Smale, N J; Schwingenheuer, B; Voss, H; Pugatch, V; Pylypchenko, Y; Bay, A; Bettler, M O; Carron, B; Fauland, P; Frei, R; Jiménez-Otero, S; Nicolas, L; Perrin, A; Schneider, O; Tran, MT; Van Hunen, J J; Vervink, K; Vollhardt, A; Adeva, B; Esperante-Pereira, D; Lois, C; Pérez-Trigo, E; Pló-Casasus, M; Vázquez, P; Bernhard, R P; Bernet, R; Gassner, J; Köstner, S; Lehner, F; Needham, M; Sakhelashvili, T M; Steiner, S; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Volyanskyy, D; Wenger, A

    2005-01-01

    The LHCb Silicon Tracker uses detector ladders with readout strips with an effective length of up to 36,cm. Kapton interconnect cables of up to 54,cm in length are employed in between silicon sensors and front-end readout hybrids. Fast front-end readout electronics with a shaping time of around 25,ns are employed to avoid pile-up of events from consecutive LHC bunch crossings. An extensive measurement program as well as simulations have been carried out to study the expected noise performance of these detectors. Presented at the 14th International Workshop on Vertex Detectors, Chuzenji Lake, Nikko, Japan, November 7-11, 2005 Proceedings submitted for publication in Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A

  20. Renormalized ladder-type expansions for many-particle propagators

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    For a system of indistinguishable fermions with pairwise interactions, we consider renormalized, perturbative expansions for the three- and four-particle propagators (Green's functions) in terms of exact one-particle propagators, along with a pair interaction that may be bare (as it appears in the Hamiltonian) or dressed (polarized). Care is taken to provide a rigorous foundation for the diagrammatic representations of these perturbation series; in particular, it is demonstrated how each topologically distinct diagram represents an embedding (in three-dimensional space) of numerous separate terms in the perturbation series. Within a renormalized ladder approximation for the three- and four-particle propagators, we derive diagram weights (which differ from the two-particle diagram weights) in order to limit the perturbation series to topologically distinct, permutationally independent diagrams. These results lay the foundation for perturbative approximations that decouple the propagator and density matrix equations of motion

  1. Phase sensitive quantum interference on forbidden transition in ladder scheme

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    Koganov, Gennady A

    2014-01-01

    A three level ladder system is analyzed and the coherence of initially electric-dipole forbidden transition is calculated. Due to the presence of two laser fields the initially dipole forbidden transition becomes dynamically permitted due to ac Stark effect. It is shown that such transitions exhibit quantum-interference-related phenomena, such as electromagnetically induced transparency, gain without inversion and enhanced refractive index. Gain and dispersion characteristics of such transitions strongly depend upon the relative phase between the driving and the probe fields. Unlike allowed transitions, gain/absorption behavior of ac-Stark allowed transitions exhibit antisymmetric feature on the Rabi sidebands. It is found that absorption/gain spectra possess extremely narrow sub-natural resonances on these ac Stark allowed forbidden transitions. An interesting finding is simultaneous existence of gain and negative dispersion at Autler-Townes transition which may lead to both reduction of the group velocity a...

  2. Consumers' perceptions of African wildlife meat : A laddering study

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    Radder, Laetitia; Grunert, Klaus G.

    2009-01-01

    African wildlife meat offers South Africans' a healthy and novel red meat alternative, yet consumption is far less than that of beef and lamb. Laddering interviews with 40 respondents were employed to identify the consequences and values associated with the product's perceived attributes. Important attributes included low levels of fat, dryness, novelty, and special preparation requirements. Significant values included security, self-esteem, hedonism, tradition, and stimulation. Promoters of the product are advised to capitalize on consumers' interest in health and the health benefits of the meat in their advertising strategy. They can also address current barriers to consumption as indicated by negative, undesirable consequences (difficult and time-consuming to prepare) by promoting quick and easy ways of preparation, provision of ready-to-eat dishes and training.

  3. Phase diagram of the frustrated two-leg ladder model

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    Hakobyan, T.; Hetherington, J. H.; Roger, M.

    2001-04-01

    Using density-matrix renormalization group calculations, we investigate the general phase diagram of the frustrated two-leg ladder with Heisenberg interactions along legs, rungs, and diagonals. We confirm that all antiferromagnetic gapped states belong to the same universality class as the Haldane phase. In a three-dimensional phase diagram, we determine a continuous surface with singularities in the string-order parameter or its first derivative, corresponding to a transition between two Haldane phases with different topological order. Some parts of this transition surface are critical with zero gap and vanishing string-order parameter. In the complementary parts, the transition is first order with finite gap and string order. The boundary of this surface with the ferromagnetic region is a critical end line, when the surface is critical, and a triple line anywhere else. Part of this boundary coincides with the exactly soluble model proposed by Dmitriev, Krivnov, and Ovchinnikov [Phys. Rev. B 56, 5985 (1997)].

  4. The onset of superfluidity of hardcore bosons in disordered ladders

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    Carrasquilla, Juan; Becca, Federico; Fabrizio, Michele

    2011-03-01

    The effect of disorder on the zero-temperature phase diagram of a two-leg ladder of hardcore bosons is investigated using quantum Monte Carlo simulations. We first review some aspects of the clean system which are relevant for the understanding of the disordered case. In the disordered case, an intervening Bose-glass phase between the frozen Mott insulator with zero (or one) bosons per site and the superfluid phase is found. We also investigate the effect of disorder exactly at half filling, where for small values of disorder, there is a commensurate phase with a gap to all excitations, which is eventually destroyed for larger values of disorder. We argue that this phase is always surrounded by the so-called Bose glass and a direct transition from the superfluid is found only in the clean system. Finally, a phase diagram based on our numerical evidence is suggested.

  5. Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Hole Doped Two-Leg Ladders

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    Fujiyama, S; Motoyama, N; Eisaki, H; Uchida, S I

    2000-01-01

    The nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate ($1/T_{1}$) has been measured in the single crystals of hole doped two-leg ladder compounds Sr$_{14-x}$Ca$_{x}$Cu$_{24}$O$_{41}$ and in the undoped parent material La$_6$Ca$_8$Cu$_{24}$O$_{41}$. Comparison of $1/T_{1}$ at the Cu and the two distinct oxygen sites revealed that the major spectral weight of low frequency spin fluctuations is located near $q \\sim (\\pi, \\pi)$ for most of the temperature and doping ranges investigated. Remarkable difference in the temperature dependence of $1/T_1$ for the two oxygen sites in the heavily doped $x$=12 sample revealed reduction of singlet correlations between two legs in place of growing antiferromagnetic correlations along the leg direction with increasing temperature. Such behavior is most likely caused by the dissociation of bound hole pairs.

  6. Measuring subjective meaning structures by the laddering method: Theoretical considerations and methodological problems

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    Grunert, Klaus G.; Grunert, Suzanne C.

    1995-01-01

    Starting from a general model of measuring cognitive structures for predicting consumer behaviour, we discuss laddering as a possible method to obtain estimates of consumption-relevant cognitive structures which will have predictive validity. Four criteria for valid measurement are derived and applied, which refer to data collection, coding, and analysis. These criteria are evaluated using examples from a laddering study where additional data was collected to shed light on respondents' subj interpretation of the laddering task as well as interviewers' experiences with it. Several possible validity threats are identified, and ways to improve the method are suggested.

  7. Vitamin content of fish and fish products consumed in Portugal

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    Dias, M.Graça; M.V. Sánchez; Bártolo, H; Oliveira, Luísa

    2003-01-01

    Portuguese Food Composition Table only includes values for vitamins A, B1, B2, PP determined before 1963. Most fish and fish products consumed in Portugal are not included in international food composition tables. Aims: To study vitamin content of fish and fish products consumed in Portugal. Design: Vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, PP and Folate content was determined in fifty-six samples of raw and cooked fish and fish products, collected between October 1999 and February 2002....

  8. EFFECT OF FISH AQUACULTURE ON WATER QUALITY IN RESTORED, HISTORICAL FISH PONDS ON MOLOKAI ISLAND, HAWAII

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    The Molokoi Fish Pond Project is designed to determine effects on water quality of commercial fish production within several different historical fish ponds and immediately offshore in order to establish appropriate water quality standards and discharge permit conditions for the ...

  9. FishWatch

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — FishWatch is designed to help you make informed decisions about the seafood you eat. It can also help you understand the management and science requirements...

  10. Multicriteria assessment in restoring migratory fish stocks in the river Iijoki; Monitavoitearviointi Iijoen vaelluskalakantojen palauttamisen tukena

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    Karjalainen, T.P.; Rytkoenen, A.-M.; Marttunen, M.; Maeki-Petaeys, A.; Autti, O.

    2011-05-15

    The Iijoki is one of Finland's most important former salmon rivers. Construction of multiple main stem dams on the river in the 1960s effectively blocked the migration corridors of migratory fish. Suitable spawning and nursery habitats above the dams span an estimated 600-800 hectares. With riverside residents are very much in favour of the return of migratory fish, watershed planning for this has been set as a target. Such measures are rendered urgent by the fact that there is still a possibility of replenishing the Iijoki's own salmon stock, thereby restoring the fishes' natural lifecycle and natural selection. This report has been completed as part of the project 'The return of migratory fish to the River Iijoki (2008-2010)', where the main object was reconciling the target of enhancing the natural life cycle of migratory fish with the continued generation of hydropower. Under a multicriteria assessment, various alternatives and measures for improving migratory fish stocks were clarified and their desirability, costs and benefits systematically and transparently evaluated. Furthermore, interest groups' views of the three options and their effects (as distinct from the expert evaluation) were clarified with the help of computer aided interviews. The alternatives were transferring salmon above the main stem dams and two fish-ladder options. The multicriteria assessment viewed the construction of fish ladders, alongside other large-scale support measures, as the best option. Based on all of the criteria applied in a cost-benefit analysis, the stock transfer alternative was the most economically viable, because its net product value was positive in all cases. The fish ladder options were the most expensive due to the construction costs involved, but they also provided the greatest benefits. Above all, fish ladder construction is supported by the fact that it would return migratory fish to their natural lifecycle and attain the EU's watershed planning objectives. In addition, its effects on local identity, fishing tourism and the attractiveness of the area speak in its favour. With respect to the return of migratory fish, the greatest uncertainties lie in developments in the state of the Baltic Sea and the regulation of fishing. A multicriteria assessment helped the respondents and stakeholders achieve a better overall understanding of the planning situation and the various parties' objectives and views. This assisted in creating common ground in building a co-management model to establish further measures for the return of migrant fish. (orig.)

  11. Ladder Dyson-Schwinger calculation of the anomalous gamma-3pi form factor

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    Cotanch, Stephen R.; Maris, Pieter,

    2003-01-01

    The anomalous processes, \\gamma \\to 3 \\pi and \\gamma \\pi \\to \\pi\\pi, are investigated within the Dyson-Schwinger framework using the rainbow-ladder approximation. Calculations reveal that a complete set of ladder diagrams beyond the impulse approximation are necessary to reproduce the fundamental low-energy theorem for the anomalous form factor. Higher momentum calculations also agree with the limited form factor data and exhibit the same resonance behavior as the phenomenol...

  12. Phase diagram for hard-core $\\mathbb{Z}_3$ anyons on the ladder

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    Pfeifer, Robert N. C.

    2015-01-01

    Low-dimensional quantum systems provide an important window onto the influence of particle statistics on collective behaviour, with the prototypical system being the two-leg ladder. Particle statistics in two dimensions are particularly rich, admitting not only bosonic and fermionic but also anyonic excitations, and while the behaviours of fermions and hard-core bosons on the ladder are well understood, the same cannot be said about anyons. Numerical analysis of the hard-cor...

  13. Magnetic and Caloric Properties of Ideal and Random Bond Quantum Spin Ladders in a Magnetic Field

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    Ryll, Hanjo

    2012-01-01

    A possible origin of new states of matter is one-dimensionality in quantum systems. These can be realised experimentally in magnetic insulators with antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. Among the currently most important systems being investigated for such novel macroscopic quantum phenomena are spin ladders. In this case, dimers of spin-1/2 magnetic moments form ”rungs” of the ladder and a cooperative quantum singlet phase evolves. The absolute strength of the antiferromagnetic exchange ...

  14. Thermal conductivity of anisotropic spin - 1/2 two leg ladder:Green's function approach

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    Rezania, Hamed; Langari, Abdollah; van Loosdrecht, Paul H. M.; Zotos, Xenophon

    2013-01-01

    We study the thermal transport of a spin-1/2 two leg antiferromagnetic ladder in the direction of legs. The possible effect of spin-orbit coupling and crystalline electric field are investigated in terms of anisotropies in the Heisenberg interactions on both leg and rung couplings. The original spin ladder is mapped to a bosonic model via a bond-operator transformation where an infinite hard-core repulsion is imposed to constrain one boson occupation per site. The Green's fu...

  15. IPA-CuCl$_3$: a S=1/2 Ladder with Ferromagnetic Rungs

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    Masuda, T; A. Zheludev; Manaka, H.; Chung, J. -H.

    2005-01-01

    The spin gap material IPA-CuCl3 has been extensively studied as a ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic bondalternating S = 1/2 chain. This description of the system was derived from structural considerations and bulk measurements. New inelastic neutron scattering experiments reveal a totally different picture: IPA-CuCl3 consists of weakly coupled spin ladders with antiferromagnetic legs and ferromagnetic rungs. The ladders run perpendicular to the originally supposed bondalternat...

  16. Means – End Chain Theory and Laddering Technique: Applications in Consumer Behavior Research

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    Ayca Kangal

    2013-01-01

    Means – end chain (MEC) theory and laddering technique uncovers the decision making process of consumers related to marketing offerings such as goods, services and experiences in a cognitive approach from a consumer perspective view which are popularly used approaches in marketing context. The purpose of the study is to discusss and present the laddering techique to Turkish literature, which is a frequently used qualitative research method in consumer behavior, both with related theoretical s...

  17. Means – End Chain Theory and Laddering Technique: Applications in Consumer Behavior Research

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    Ayca Kangal

    2013-01-01

    Means – end chain (MEC) theory and laddering technique uncovers the decision making process of consumers related to marketing offerings such as goods, services and experiences in a cognitive approach from a consumer perspective view which are popularly used approaches in marketing context. The purpose of the study is to discusss and present the laddering techique to Turkish literature, which is a frequently used qualitative research method in consumer behavior, both with related theoretical s...

  18. Cross-Ladder Diagrams Via Hierarchical Equations in the Light Front

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    We calculate the correction to the propagator of two bosons up to the g4 order in the “cross-ladder” approximation in the light front. The hierarchy of the coupled equations describe the propagator of two bosons in various cases, including the “cross-ladder” approximation. Our results show that the contribution of the pair is small and is limited to a range of bound state (author)

  19. Entanglement spectra of coupled S=1/2 spin chains in a ladder geometry

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    2011-01-01

    We study the entanglement spectrum of spin-1/2 XXZ ladders both analytically and numerically. Our analytical approach is based on perturbation theory starting either from the limit of strong rung coupling, or from the opposite case of dominant coupling along the legs. In the former case we find to leading order that the entanglement Hamiltonian is also of nearest-neighbor XXZ form although with an in general renormalized anisotropy. For the cases of XX and isotropic Heisenberg ladders no such...

  20. Entanglement spectra of coupled S=1/2 spin chains in a ladder geometry

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    Läuchli, Andreas M.; Schliemann, John

    2012-01-01

    We study the entanglement spectrum of spin-1/2 XXZ ladders both analytically and numerically. Our analytical approach is based on perturbation theory starting either from the limit of strong rung coupling, or from the opposite case of dominant coupling along the legs. In the former case we find to leading order that the entanglement Hamiltonian is also of nearest-neighbor XXZ form although with an, in general, renormalized anisotropy. For the cases of XX and isotropic Heisenberg ladders no su...

  1. Fish utilisation of managed realignments:

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    Colclough, S.; Fonseca, L.; Astley, K.; Thomas, K.; Watts, W.

    2005-01-01

    One area of ecological benefit not yet fully evaluated in European waters is the utilisation of restored saltmarsh habitats by fish species. This study examines the utilisation of managed realignments and relic saltmarsh by fish species. Factors affecting habitat heterogeneity and fish populations are discussed, and recommendations are made with respect to scheme design and management that will maximise the biological and socio-economic values. Fish populations in the high intertidal areas we...

  2. Photoemission Spectra in t-J Ladders with Two Legs

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    Dagotto, Elbio; Haas, Stephan

    1997-03-01

    Photoemission spectra for the isotropic two-leg t-J ladder at various hole-doping levels are discussed within the framework of exact diagonalization techniques.(S. Haas and E. Dagotto, Phys. Rev. B 54), R3718 (1996). Low-energy sharp features above the naive Fermi momentum caused by short-range antiferromagnetic correlations are observed at finite doping levels close to half-filling. Similar features have recently been observed in angle-resolved photoemission experiments on the compound Sr_14Cu_24O_41. (T. Takahashi et al., preprint; A. Fujimori, private communications.) In addition, the formation of a d-wave pairing condensate as the ratio J/t is increased leads to dynamically generated spectral weight for momenta close to kF where the d_x^2-y^2 -order parameter is large. Shadow features due to 2kF fluctuations occur also in one-dimensional Hubbard and t-J chains in the strong coupling limit. (J. Favand et al., to appear in Phys. Rev. B (RC).)

  3. Laddering: Revelando a Coleta e Interpretação dos Dados

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    Ana Akemi Ikeda

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Laddering é uma técnica de pesquisa bastante apropriada quando o foco está relacionado ao entendimento do valor para o cliente e valores pessoais. Trata-se de uma técnica de entrevista individual e profunda que se ampara na análise de conteúdo para desenvolver conhecimento sobre como os indivíduos traduzem os atributos de produtos em associações significativas em relação a si mesmo seguindo a teoria meios-fim, ou seja, atributos que levam a consequências e que culminam com os valores dos entrevistados. Apesar de oportuna em estudos de marketing, por investigar o comportamento humano, o restrito número de publicações sobre sua aplicação prática podem desestimular os pesquisadores de utilizá-la. Assim, o presente estudo tem por objetivo à luz da atividade de marketing discutir a técnica e descrever as principais etapas da pesquisa (entrevista, coleta de dados e análise. A descrição desse processo foi feita a partir de uma pesquisa real que utilizou a técnica. Constata-se que mesmo exploratória, a pesquisa que se utiliza desta técnica disponibiliza informações valiosas para suporte nas decisões em marketing.

  4. D0 Silicon Upgrade: Thermal Analysis of the D0 Double Sided Ladders

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    A side view of the double sided ladder is shown in Figure 1. There are two types of double sided ladder; 6 chip and 9 chip. The 6 chip ladder has three SVX II chips mounted directly opposite the cooling channel and 3 chips mounted at the ladder end. The 9 chip ladder has 4 SVX II chips directly opposite the cooling channel and 5 chips at the ladder end. The power density is highest in the 6 chip ladder. All plots and calculations in this Engineering Note pertain to the 6 chip ladder with the understanding that the 9 chip temperature profile is somewhat improved over the 6 chip due to the reduced power density in the row of chips opposite the cooling channel. The two dimensional finite difference technique used for these calculations is described in DOEN 447 and will not be described here. The assumed thermal conductivity of beryllium is 190 W/m-K, and that of silicon is 149 W/m-K. The SVX II power dissipation is assumed 0.400 W. There is no cable or hybrid component power dissipation in this set of simulations. The epoxy in the glue joints consists of 2 mils thickness of thermally conductive epoxy with 0.8 W/m-K conductivity and 1 mil thickness of 0.22 W/m-K unfilled epoxy. The assumed gas temperature outboard of the bulkhead is 15 C with a convection coefficient of 5 W/m2-K. The cooling channel temperature is 0 C. The intention of this series of simulations is to determine the optimum thickness to achieve an acceptable silicon temperature during operation of the ladder. Once the operating temperature profile is known, the temperatures within the beryllium substrates are used as input for an ANSYS* calculation of the bow of the ladder during operation. A series of calculations have been performed over the last several months in order to consider the effect of thickness, chip power, gas temperature, etc. on the temperature profile. Only the final plots are shown here in runs 660, 661, and 662. In these three plots the conditions are identical except for the beryllium substrate thickness which is 0.3/0.3, 0.4/0.4, and 0.5/0.3 bottom/top beryllium thicknesses, which are in dimensions of mm.

  5. Fish consumption and track to a fish feed formulation

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    Cai-Juan, Soong; Ramli, Razamin; Rahman, Rosshairy Abdul

    2015-12-01

    Strategically located in the equator, Malaysia is blessed with plenty of fish supply. The high demand in fish consumption has helped the development in the fishery industry and provided numerous jobs in the secondary sector, contributing significantly to the nation's income. A survey was conducted to understand the trend of current demands for fish for the purpose of designing a feed formulation, which is still limited in this area of study. Results showed that grouper fish in restaurants commanded a very high price compared to other species of fish. Tiger grouper gained the highest demand in most restaurants, while giant grouper had the highest price in restaurants. Due to the demand and challenges to culture this type of fish, a framework for fish feed formulation is proposed. The formulation framework when materialized could be an alternative to the use of trash fish as the feed for grouper.

  6. Fish Kids

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    ... and threaten the waters where we swim and fish. See all water resources . Water Bodies Oceans, Coasts, ... Systems More Wastewater resources Water Quality Beach Closures Fish Advisories How's My Waterway? More Water Quality resources ...

  7. Bosons with long-range interactions on two-leg ladders in artificial magnetic fields

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    Natu, Stefan S.

    2015-11-01

    Motivated by experiments exploring the physics of neutral atoms in artificial magnetic fields, we study the ground state of bosons interacting with long-range dipolar interactions on a two-leg ladder. We focus on the limit where the number of particles per site is large and the interactions are weak. Using two complementary variational approaches, we find rich physics driven by the long-range forces. Generically, long-range interactions tend to destroy the Meissner phase in favor of modulated density wave phases. For example, nearest-neighbor interactions produce an interleg charge density wave phase, where the total density remains uniform but the density on each leg of the ladder is modulating in space, out of phase with one another. Next-nearest-neighbor interactions lead to a fully modulated biased ladder phase, where all of the particles are on one leg of the ladder. This state simultaneously breaks Z2 reflection symmetry and U (1 ) translation symmetry. For values of the flux near ? =? , we find a switching effect for arbitrarily weak interactions, where the density is modulated but the chiral current changes sign on every plaquette. Arbitrarily weak attractive interactions along the rungs destroy the Meissner phase completely, in favor of a modulated density wave phase. Remarkably, varying the rung to ladder hopping produces a cascade of first-order transitions between modulated density wave states with different wave vectors, which manifests itself as discrete jumps in the chiral current. Polarizing the dipoles along the ladder direction yields a region of phase space where a stable biased ladder phase occurs even at arbitrarily weak rung hopping. We discuss the experimental consequences of our work and draw connections between our work and recent experiments on cold atoms in synthetic dimensions.

  8. Fish Aware: Textile Design as an Environmental Intervention. How textile design can be used as a medium to raise awareness of overfishing; and influence the pattern of fish consumption.

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    Barclay, Paula

    2013-01-01

    This thesis is a cooperation between WWF Finland and Makia Clothing, to create textile print designs within in a campaign context. The study specifically addresses the issue of overfishing, with the purpose to raise awareness and better sustainable practices within consumers and companies. Unsustainability has brought design and designers to a position where they have to think and design with an uncertain future in mind. There is no steady route to success or path to follow. Econom...

  9. Determination of selenium in fish from designated critical habitat in the Gunnison River, Colorado, March through October, 2012

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    May, Thomas W.; Walther, Michael J.

    2013-01-01

    This report presents results for the summer 2012 sam-pling of muscle plugs from common carp (Cyprinus carpio), bonytail chub (Gila elegans), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptycho-cheilus lucius), and razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus) inhabiting critical habitat in the Gunnison River in western Colorado. Total selenium in fish muscle plugs was determinedby instrumental neutron activation analysis. Total selenium concentrations (range and mean ± standard deviation) in micrograms per gram dry weight were 6.0 to 10.7, 8.8 ± 1.3 for common carp; 2.9 to 8.7, 5.6 ± 2.4 for Colorado pikemin-now; and 1.4 to 7.3, 3.4 ± 2.7 for razorback sucker. The selenium concentration for one bonytail chub sample was 0.8 micrograms per gram dry weight. Selenium concentrations in muscle plugs from 1 Colorado pikeminnow and 12 common carp exceeded the 8 micrograms per gram dry weight toxicity guideline for selenium in fish muscle tissue.

  10. Synthesis and characterization of functional ladder-like polysilsesquioxane and their hybrid films with polyimide

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    Gao Qiushuang; Qi Shengli; Wu Zhanpeng; Wu Dezhen, E-mail: wdz@mail.buct.edu.cn; Yang Wantai

    2011-07-29

    Ladder-like polyphenylsilsesquioxane has been synthesized by a convenient two-step approach and then modified to ladder-like poly(nitrophenyl)silsesquioxane (LPNPSQ) and poly(aminophenyl)silsesquioxane (LPAPSQ) by nitration and reduction reaction. These ladder-like polysilsesquioxanes (LPSQs) were characterized by Fourier transform infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results confirm the ladder-like structures of LPSQs and suggest the decrease of regularity after the chemical modification. Then high performance polyimide/ladder-like polysilsesquioxane (PI/LPSQ) hybrid films have been prepared by incorporating synthetic LPSQs with different functional groups into PI matrix, respectively, using conventional techniques. The interfacial interactions between PI matrix and LPSQ were investigated with XRD and scanning electron microscopy. Then the thermal and mechanical properties of the hybrid films were studied using dynamic mechanical analysis and tensile tests. The results indicate that different functional groups in LPSQs have great effects on the interfacial interactions and the properties of the hybrids. Both LPNPSQ and LPAPSQ can be dispersed uniformly in PI matrix because of the physical or chemical interaction between functional groups and PI. With these strong interfacial interactions, PI/LPNPSQ and PI/LPAPSQ hybrid films show higher glass transition temperatures and better mechanical properties.

  11. Doped spin ladders under magnetic field; Echelles de spins dopees sous champ magnetique

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    Roux, G

    2007-07-15

    This thesis deals with the physics of doped two-leg ladders which are a quasi one-dimensional and unconventional superconductor. We particularly focus on the properties under magnetic field. Models for strongly correlated electrons on ladders are studied using exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG). Results are also enlightened by using the bosonization technique. Taking into account a ring exchange it highlights the relation between the pairing of holes and the spin gap. Its influence on the dynamics of the magnetic fluctuations is also tackled. Afterwards, these excitations are probed by the magnetic field by coupling it to the spin degree of freedom of the electrons through Zeeman effect. We show the existence of doping-dependent magnetization plateaus and also the presence of an inhomogeneous superconducting phase (FFLO phase) associated with an exceeding of the Pauli limit. When a flux passes through the ladder, the magnetic field couples to the charge degree of freedom of the electrons via orbital effect. The diamagnetic response of the doped ladder probes the commensurate phases of the t-J model at low J/t. Algebraic transverse current fluctuations are also found once the field is turned on. Lastly, we report numerical evidences of a molecular superfluid phase in the 3/2-spin attractive Hubbard model: at a density low enough, bound states of four fermions, called quartets, acquire dominant superfluid fluctuations. The observed competition between the superfluid and density fluctuations is connected to the physics of doped ladders. (author)

  12. Characteristics of ITO electrode grown by linear facing target sputtering with ladder type magnetic arrangement for organic light emitting diodes

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    The preparation and characteristics of indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes grown using a specially designed linear facing target sputtering (LFTS) system with a ladder type magnet arrangement for organic light emitting diodes (OLED) are described. It was found that the electrical and optical properties of the ITO electrode were critically dependent on the Ar/O2 flow ratio, while its structural and surface properties remained fairly constant regardless of the Ar/O2 flow ratio, due to the low substrate temperature during the plasma damage-free sputtering. Under the optimized conditions, we obtained an ITO electrode with the lowest sheet resistance of 39.4 ?/sq and high transmittance of 90.1% (550 nm wavelength) at room temperature. This suggests that LFTS is a promising low temperature and plasma damage free sputtering technology for preparing high-quality ITO electrodes for OLEDs and flexible OLEDs at room temperature.

  13. Hood River Pelton Ladder Studies : Annual Report 1995.

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    Olsen, Erik A.; French, Rod A.; Ritchey, Alan D.

    1996-09-01

    Data collected from this program will provide the baseline information needed to (1) evaluate various management options for implementing the Hood River Production Plan and (2) determine any post-project impacts the Hood River Production Plan has on indigenous populations of resident fish.

  14. Dynamic Covalent Assembly of Peptoid-Based Ladder Oligomers by Vernier Templating.

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    Wei, Tao; Jung, Jae Hwan; Scott, Timothy F

    2015-12-30

    Dynamic covalent chemistry, in conjunction with template-directed assembly, enables the fabrication of extended nanostructures that are both precise and tough. Here we demonstrate the dynamic covalent assembly of peptoid-based molecular ladders with up to 12 rungs via scandium(III)-catalyzed imine metathesis by employing the principle of Vernier templating, where small precursor units with mismatched numbers of complementary functional groups are coreacted to yield larger structures with sizes determined by the respective precursor functionalities. Owing to their monomer diversity and synthetic accessibility, sequence-specific oligopeptoids bearing dynamic covalent pendant groups were employed as precursors for molecular ladder fabrication. The generated structures were characterized using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry and gel permeation chromatography, confirming successful molecular ladder fabrication. PMID:26639351

  15. Steady state behaviour in atomic three-level $\\lambda$ and ladder systems with incoherent population pumping

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    Blaauboer, M

    1997-01-01

    The steady state in three-level lambda and ladder systems is studied. It is well-known that in a lambda system this steady state is the coherent population trapping state, independent of the presence of spontaneous emission. In contrast, the steady state in a ladder system is in general not stable against radiative decay and exhibits a minimum in the population of the ground state. It is shown that incoherent population pumping destroys the stability of the coherent population trapping state in the lambda system and suppresses a previously discovered sharp dip in the steady state response. In the ladder system the observed minimum disappears in the presence of an incoherent pump on the upper transition.

  16. Condition for Doppler-free three-photon resonance in a ladder-type atomic system.

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    Lee, Yoon-Seok; Moon, Han Seb

    2015-11-30

    We report the essential condition for three-photon electromagnetically induced absorption (TPEIA) in a Doppler-broadened ladder-type atomic system. When the two coupling lasers operate at different frequencies, we observed Doppler-free TPEIA resonance at a counterintuitive frequency, which is the almost half-frequency detuning of the frequency difference between the two coupling fields. Considering three-photon coherence in a Doppler-broadened ladder-type three-level atomic system, the TPEIA due to the atomic group of non-zero velocity was in good agreement with the calculated TPEIA spectrum under the one-photon resonance condition of all three optical fields. From the results, we found that an atomic group with a proper velocity for ladder-type TPEIA should satisfy the one-photon resonances of all three optical fields. PMID:26698780

  17. High-energy, large-momentum-transfer processes: Ladder diagrams in φ3 theory. Pt. 1

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    Relativistic quantum field theories may give us useful guidance to understanding high-energy, large-momentum-transfer processes, where the center-of-mass energy is much larger than the transverse momentum transfers, which are in turn much larger than the masses of the participating particles. With this possibility in mind, we study the ladder diagrams in φ3 theory. In this paper, some of the necessary techniques are developed and applied to the simplest cases of the fourth- and sixth-order ladder diagrams. (orig.)

  18. Generalized two-leg Hubbard ladder at half-filling: Phase diagram and quantum criticalities

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    Tsuchiizu, M.; Furusaki, A.

    2002-01-01

    The ground-state phase diagram of the half-filled two-leg Hubbard ladder with inter-site Coulomb repulsions and exchange coupling is studied by using the strong-coupling perturbation theory and the weak-coupling bosonization method. Considered here as possible ground states of the ladder model are four types of density-wave states with different angular momentum (s-density-wave state, p-density-wave state, d-density-wave state, and f-density-wave state) and four types of qua...

  19. "Ladder" structure in tonal noise generated by laminar flow around an airfoil.

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    Chong, Tze Pei; Joseph, Phillip

    2012-06-01

    The presence of a "ladder" structure in the airfoil tonal noise was discovered in the 1970s, but its mechanism hitherto remains a subject of continual investigation in the research community. Based on the measured noise results and some numerical analysis presented in this letter, the variations of four types of airfoil tonal noise frequencies with the flow velocity were analyzed individually. The ladder structure is proposed to be caused by the acoustic/hydrodynamic frequency lag between the scattering of the boundary layer instability noise and the discrete noise produced by an aeroacoustic feedback loop. PMID:22713022

  20. Climb the Green Ladder Make Your Company and Career More Sustainable

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    Fetzer, Amy V

    2009-01-01

    Want to make your workplace more sustainable, get ahead in your career and improve your reputation?. Want to help your company or organisation save money, boost profits and improve its brand?. Whatever your level or industry, from sales and management to government and teaching, Climb The Green Ladder offers practical knowledge to help you make a difference. Whether you'd like to transform your entire company or just get your colleagues recycling, Climb The Green Ladder will provide you with the tools and motivation to move your company (and career) towards a more successful, more sustainable

  1. On the Application of the Non Linear Sigma Model to Spin Chains and Spin Ladders

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    SIERRA, G.

    1996-01-01

    We review the non linear sigma model approach (NLSM) to spin chains and spin ladders, presenting new results. The generalization of the Haldane's map to ladders in the Hamiltonian approach, give rise to different values of the $\\theta$ parameter depending on the spin S, the number of legs $n_{\\ell}$ and the choice of blocks needed to built up the NLSM fields. For rectangular blocks we obtain $\\theta = 0 $ or $2 \\pi S$ depending on wether $n_{\\ell}$, is even or odd, while for diagonal blocks w...

  2. Electric field induced localization phenomena in a ladder network with superlattice configuration: Effect of backbone environment

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    Electric field induced localization properties of a tight-binding ladder network in presence of backbone sites are investigated. Based on Green's function formalism we numerically calculate two-terminal transport together with density of states for different arrangements of atomic sites in the ladder and its backbone. Our results lead to a possibility of getting multiple mobility edges which essentially plays a switching action between a completely opaque to fully or partly conducting region upon the variation of system Fermi energy, and thus, support in fabricating mesoscopic or DNA-based switching devices

  3. $NaV_{2}O_{5}$ as a quarter-filled ladder compound

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    Smolinski, H; Weber, W; Peuchert, U; Roth, G I; Weiden, M; Geibel, C

    1998-01-01

    A new X-ray diffraction study of the one-dimensional spin-Peierls compound with one type of V site, contrary to the previously postulated non-centrosymmetric P2$_1$mn structure with two types of V sites (V^{+4} and V^{+5}). Density functional calculations indicate that NaV_2O_5 is a quarter-filled ladder compound with the spins carried by V-O-V molecular orbitals on the rungs of the ladder. Estimates of the charge-transfer gap and the exchange coupling agree well with experiment and explain the insulating behavior of NaV_2O_5 and its magnetic properties.

  4. Electric field induced localization phenomena in a ladder network with superlattice configuration: Effect of backbone environment

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    Dutta, Paramita; Karmakar, S. N. [Condensed Matter Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Sector-I, Block-AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700 064 (India); Maiti, Santanu K., E-mail: santanu.maiti@isical.ac.in [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata-700 108 (India)

    2014-09-15

    Electric field induced localization properties of a tight-binding ladder network in presence of backbone sites are investigated. Based on Green's function formalism we numerically calculate two-terminal transport together with density of states for different arrangements of atomic sites in the ladder and its backbone. Our results lead to a possibility of getting multiple mobility edges which essentially plays a switching action between a completely opaque to fully or partly conducting region upon the variation of system Fermi energy, and thus, support in fabricating mesoscopic or DNA-based switching devices.

  5. Construction of classical superintegrable systems with higher order integrals of motion from ladder operators

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    We construct integrals of motion for multidimensional classical systems from ladder operators of one-dimensional systems. This method can be used to obtain new systems with higher order integrals. We show how these integrals generate a polynomial Poisson algebra. We consider a one-dimensional system with third order ladder operators and found a family of superintegrable systems with higher order integrals of motion. We obtain also the polynomial algebra generated by these integrals. We calculate numerically the trajectories and show that all bounded trajectories are closed.

  6. Bond-impurity induced bound states in disordered spin-1/2 ladders

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    Arlego, M.; Brenig, W.; Cabra, D. C.; Heidrich-Meisner, F.; Honecker, A.; Rossini, G.

    2004-01-01

    We discuss the effect of weak bond-disorder in two-leg spin ladders on the dispersion relation of the elementary triplet excitations with a particular focus on the appearance of bound states in the spin gap. Both the cases of modified exchange couplings on the rungs and the legs of the ladder are analyzed. Based on a projection on the single-triplet subspace, the single-impurity and small cluster problems are treated analytically in the strong-coupling limit. Numerically, we...

  7. Anadromous fish behaviour important for fish passage

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    An understanding of the behavior of target fish species is necessary for proper design, location, and operation of a successful upstream or downstream fishway for anadromous migrants. Important fish behaviors are seasonal and daily timing of migration; rheotaxis and near field behavior; stimulus-response behavior; swimming capability; shoaling behavior; response to physical environmental factors such as illumination, sound, water depth, current velocity, and structure; response to chemicals; and response to biological factors such as competition for space and response to predators. The information on migrant fish behavior is reviewed, using examples from the literature on the behavior of eastern anadromous species, particularly Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and American shad (Alosa sapidissima). 87 refs

  8. Universal finite-size corrections of the entanglement entropy of quantum ladders and the entropic area law

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    We investigate the finite-size corrections of the entanglement entropy of critical ladders and propose a conjecture for its scaling behaviour. The conjecture is verified for free fermions, for Heisenberg ladders, and for quantum Ising ladders. Our results support that the prefactor of the logarithmic correction of the entanglement entropy of critical ladder models is universal and is associated with the central charge of the one-dimensional version of the models and with the number of branches associated with gapless excitations. Our results suggest that it is possible to infer whether there is a violation of the entropic area law in two-dimensional critical systems by analyzing the scaling behaviour of the entanglement entropy of ladder systems, which are easier to deal with. (paper)

  9. Fish health and fish quality

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    Ingerslev, Hans-Christian

    Aquaculture is an expanding worldwide industry producing an increasing amount of fish every year. The quality of the fish meat is dependent upon many biological and non-biological factors. Infectious diseases are known to cause bleedings and damage of the muscle tissue that may lead to scarring...... poorly described in fish. The present work in this thesis focused on: 1) examination of potential changes in the quality regarding texture of the muscle tissue in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) after previous infection with the bacterial pathogens Yersinia ruckeri and Vibrio anguillarum; 2...... these studies showed that previous infections by Yersinia ruckeri and Vibrio anguillarum gave rise to subsequent changes regarding textural quality parameters in fresh fish meat, while no differences were seen for cold-smoked meat from the same fish. The texture in previous infected fish was less flaky...

  10. Benefits of fish passage and protection measures at hydroelectric projects

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    The US Department of Energy's Hydropower Program is engaged in a multi-year study of the costs and benefits of environmental mitigation measures at nonfederal hydroelectric power plants. An initial report (Volume 1) reviewed and surveyed the status of mitigation methods for fish passage, instream flows, and water quality; this paper focuses on the fish passage/protection aspects of the study. Fish ladders were found to be the most common means of passing fish upstream; elevators/lifts were less common, but their use appears to be increasing. A variety of mitigative measures is employed to prevent fish from being drawn into turbine intakes, including spill flows, narrow-mesh intake screens, angled bar racks, and lightor sound-based guidance measures. Performance monitoring and detailed, quantifiable performance criteria were frequently lacking at non-federal hydroelectric projects. Volume 2 considers the benefits and costs of fish passage and protection measures, as illustrated by case studies for which performance monitoring has been conducted. The report estimates the effectiveness of particular measures, the consequent impacts on the fish populations that are being maintained or restored, and the resulting use and non-use values of the maintained or restored fish populations

  11. Texture Fish

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    Stone, Julie

    2007-01-01

    In an effort to provide an opportunity for her first graders to explore texture through an engaging subject, the author developed a three-part lesson that features fish in a mixed-media artwork: (1) Exploring Textured Paint; (2) Creating the Fish; and (3) Role Playing. In this lesson, students effectively explore texture through painting, drawing,…

  12. Fish parasites

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    This book contains 22 chapters on some of the most important parasitic diseases in wild and farmed fish. International experts give updated reviews and provide solutions to the problems......This book contains 22 chapters on some of the most important parasitic diseases in wild and farmed fish. International experts give updated reviews and provide solutions to the problems...

  13. Who cares about fish welfare?

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    Ellingsen, Kristian; Grimsrud, Kristine; Nielsen, Hanne Marie; Mejdell, Cecilie; Olesen, Ingrid; Honkanen, Pirjo; Navrud, Ståle; Gamborg, Christian; Sandøe, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is threefold: first, to assess how concerned Norwegians are about fish welfare; second, to investigate Norwegians’ willingness to pay for salmon filet made from welfare-assured farmed fish with high levels of welfare; and third, to examine Norwegian opinions about the appropriate way to pay for better welfare standards in fish production. Design/methodology/approach – On the basis of two focus group sessions, a survey questionnaire was developed and distribute...

  14. Fish bioacoustics.

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    2014-10-01

    Bony fishes have evolved a diversity of sound generating mechanisms and produce a variety of sounds. By contrast to sound generating mechanisms, which are lacking in several taxa, all fish species possess inner ears for sound detection. Fishes may also have various accessory structures such as auditory ossicles to improve hearing. The distribution of sound generating mechanisms and accessory hearing structures among fishes indicates that acoustic communication was not the driving force in their evolution. It is proposed here that different constraints influenced hearing and sound production during fish evolution, namely certain life history traits (territoriality, mate attraction) in the case of sound generating mechanisms, and adaptation to different soundscapes (ambient noise conditions) in accessory hearing structures (Ecoacoustical constraints hypothesis). PMID:25062472

  15. The effect of FM inter-ladder coupling in spin-1/2 AFM two-leg ladders in the presence of a magnetic field: Quantum Monte Carlo study

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    We study the effect of inter-ladder ferromagnetic (FM) coupling in spin-1/2 two-leg ladders with antiferromagnetic (AFM) legs and rungs interactions using the stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo. We have compared the results with the experimental measurement on Sr14?xCaxCu24O41 cuprate which is the candidate for spin-1/2 AFM two-leg ladders with FM inter-ladder interaction. A remarkable asymptotic behavior of susceptibility is observed at very low temperature. In the absence of the magnetic field, thermodynamic behavior of an individual spin-1/2 two-leg ladder is similar to coupled one up to ?0.5Jleg interaction. But, the gaped phase is not clear in the Jin=?0.2Jleg of FM coupled two-leg ladder even at low magnetic fields, which shows that the inter-ladder FM interaction can induce a new quantum ordered gapless phase at zero temperature

  16. Evaluation Practice and Theory: Up and down the Ladder of Abstraction

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    Leviton, Laura C.

    2015-01-01

    Debra Rog presented the 2014 Eleanor Chelimsky Forum address, offering ways to integrate evaluation theory and practice by abundant use of practice examples. These examples illustrate the effective use of the Ladder of Abstraction from semantics, working from the concrete to the abstract and back again.

  17. Teaching Profession Career Ladder Programme in Turkey: Implementation, Outcomes and Challenges

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    Cil, E.; Cepni, S.; Besken-Ergisi, M.

    2014-01-01

    Turkey has implemented various programmes to increase the quality of in-service training for K-12 teachers with varying success. One of the most recent state-wide implementations of these programmes is the Teaching Profession Career Ladder Programme (TPCLP) that was put into practice in 2005. This study investigates teachers' views related to…

  18. Means-end chains and laddering: An inventory of problems and an agenda for research

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    Grunert, Klaus G.; Beckmann, Suzanne C.

    2001-01-01

    Laddering and means-end chains are one of the most promising developments in consumer research since the 1980s. It is an approach that takes consumers' individuality seriously but, nevertheless, comes up with quantitative results. It is rooted in a cognitive approach, and allows for emotional and unconscious (or, at least, semiconscious) factors. It is intuitively appealing to the practitioner but has, likewise, attracted academic research. Increased acceptance and use of a new approach inevitably leads to the detection of unresolved issues and problems. Many of these unresolved issues are related to the collection and analysis of laddering data. However, many of these also point at problems of a more theoretical nature. In this chapter presented are some of the issues regarded as unresolved and suggested research that could help in solving these problems. The mayor part of this chapter deals with methodological problems of the interview technique called laddering, og coding laddering data, and of analysing the coded data. However, also shown, methodological and theoretical issues are partly interlinked: resolutions of methodological problems may require theoretical progress or at least a clarification of some theoretical issues. We therefore start with a discussion of some unresolved theoretical issues.

  19. 30 CFR 57.11005 - Fixed ladder anchorage and toe clearance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fixed ladder anchorage and toe clearance. 57.11005 Section 57.11005 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Travelways and Escapeways...

  20. How to achieve in-phase locking in small-inductance Josephson junction ladder arrays

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    We present the results of an analytical study of phase locking in externally loaded two-dimensional Josephson junction ladder arrays with small, but non-vanishing ring inductances. A Lyapunov stability based condition is found controlling realization of the radiating in-phase oscillation regime. copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics

  1. Measuring subjective meaning structures by the laddering method: Theoretical considerations and methodological problems

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    Grunert, Klaus G.; Grunert, Suzanne C.

    1995-01-01

    Starting from a general model of measuring cognitive structures for predicting consumer behaviour, we discuss laddering as a possible method to obtain estimates of consumption-relevant cognitive structures which will have predictive validity. Four criteria for valid measurement are derived and...

  2. Means-end chains and laddering: An inventory of problems and an agenda for research

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    Grunert, Klaus G.; Beckmann, Suzanne C.; Sørensen, Elin

    Laddering and means-end chains are one of the most promising developments in consumer research since the 1980s. It is an approach that takes consumers' individuality seriously but, nevertheless, comes up with quantitative results. It is rooted in a cognitive approach, and allows for emotional and...

  3. Means-end chains and laddering: An inventory of problems and an agenda for research

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    Grunert, Klaus G.; Grunert, Suzanne C.; Sørensen, Elin

    Executive summary 1. Means-end chains are a device used to understand how consumers mentally link products to self-relevant consequences. Means-end chains are usually measured by a method called laddering. 2. Means-end chains may fall short of tapping all relevant aspects of how consumers think a...

  4. The tunable quantum spin ladder Cu(Qnx)(Cl{sub (1?x)}Br{sub x}){sub 2}

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    Povarov, K.Yu., E-mail: povarovk@phys.ethz.ch [Neutron Scattering and Magnetism, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); Lorenz, W.E.A. [Neutron Scattering and Magnetism, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); Xiao, F.; Landee, C.P. [Department of Physics, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610 (United States); Krasnikova, Y. [P.L. Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems RAS, 119334, Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, 141700 Dolgoprudny (Russian Federation); Zheludev, A. [Neutron Scattering and Magnetism, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

    2014-12-15

    We report magnetic, specific heat and ESR measurements on a series of S=1/2 spin ladder compounds Cu(Qnx)(Cl{sub (1?x)}Br{sub x}){sub 2}. Down to T=2 K all the observables can be described by the spin ladder model with about 1% of S=1/2 impurities in the background, which are present even in a nominally pure Cu(Qnx)Cl{sub 2} and Cu(Qnx)Br{sub 2}, for the whole range of 0?x?1. We extract ladder exchange constants J{sub l}(x) and J{sub r}(x) as well as the gap value ?(x) by comparing the experimental data to quantum Monte-Carlo simulations. As the ESR measurements show the g-factor of impurities to be precisely equal to g-factor of the ladder spins, we suppose the impurities to be the consequence of structural defects resulting in broken ladder ends. - Highlights: • A family of isostructural spin-ladder compounds was investigated. • A variation in exchange parameters with the degree of chemical substitution was found. • A small amount of paramagnetic spins was attributed to structural defects in a ladder.

  5. Fishing Forecasts

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    1988-01-01

    ROFFS stands for Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. Roffer combines satellite and computer technology with oceanographic information from several sources to produce frequently updated charts sometimes as often as 30 times a day showing clues to the location of marlin, sailfish, tuna, swordfish and a variety of other types. Also provides customized forecasts for racing boats and the shipping industry along with seasonal forecasts that allow the marine industry to formulate fishing strategies based on foreknowledge of the arrival and departure times of different fish. Roffs service exemplifies the potential for benefits to marine industries from satellite observations. Most notable results are reduced search time and substantial fuel savings.

  6. One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish, You Fish!

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    White, Katherine; Timmons, Maryellen; Medders, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The recreational fishing activity presented in this article provides a hands-on, problem-based experience for students; it unites biology, math, economics, environmental policy, and population dynamics concepts. In addition, the activity allows students to shape environmental policy in a realistic setting and evaluate their peers' work. By…

  7. Evaluation of Juvenile Fish Bypass and Adult Fish Passage Facilities at Water Diversions on the Umatilla River; 1994 Annual Report.

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    Knapp, Suzanne M.

    1995-01-01

    We report on our progress from October 1993 through September 1994 in evaluating juvenile salmonid bypass facilities and juvenile salmonid passage through ladder facilities, and investigating passage conditions for juvenile fish at diversion dam facilities on the lower Umatilla River in northeastern Oregon. We also report on our progress in evaluating adult salmonid passage at and between dams on the lower Umatilla River and upriver migration using radio telemetry. Two principal studies are also included. Report A (ODFW): To evaluate the juvenile salmonid bypass facilities a Feed and Furnish canals, juvenile salmonid passage through fish ladders at Stanfield, Feed Canal, Westland, and Three Mile Falls dams, and the juvenile salmonid trap and haul procedures at Westland Canal. To investigate passage conditions at all passage facilities. Report B (CTUIR): To examine the passage of adult salmonids past diversions in the lower Umatilla River and their movement in the upper river after transport, using radio telemetry, and to assess factors for successful homing. These studies are part of a program to rehabilitate anadromous fish stocks in the Umatilla River Basin, including restoration of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), as well as enhancement of summer steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

  8. 50 CFR 14.23 - Live farm-raised fish and farm-raised fish eggs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Exportation at Designated Ports § 14.23 Live farm-raised fish and farm-raised fish eggs. Live farm-raised fish and farm-raised fish eggs meet the definition of “bred in captivity” as stated in 50 CFR 17.3. Except... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Live farm-raised fish and farm-raised...

  9. Fish Allergy

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    ... reactions have been commonly reported to: Anchovies Bass Catfish Cod Flounder Grouper Haddock Hake Halibut Herring Mahi ... fish is possible. Ethnic restaurants (e.g., Chinese, African, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese) are considered high-risk ...

  10. Fish Allergy

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    ... has as serious fish allergy. Carry a personalized "chef card" for your child, which can be given ... for food preparers. Food allergy websites provide printable chef card forms in many different languages. Don't ...

  11. Magnetic bound states in the quarter-filled ladder system $\\alpha'-NaV_{2}O_{5}$

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    Lemmens, P; Els, G; Güntherodt, G; Mishchenko, A S; Weiden, M; Hauptmann, R; Geibel, C; Steglich, F

    1998-01-01

    Raman scattering in the quarter-filled spin ladder system alpha'-NaV_2O_5 shows in the dimerized singlet ground state ($T \\leq T_{SP}=35K$) an unexpected sequence of three magnetic bound states. Our results suggest that the recently proposed mapping onto an effective spin chain for $T > T_{SP}$ has to be given up in favor of the full topology and exchange paths of a ladder in the dimerized phase for $T < T_{SP}$. As the new ground state we propose a dynamic superposition of energetically nearly degenerate dimer configurations on the ladder.

  12. Exact Ground States of Frustrated Spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg and Heisenberg Ladders in a Magnetic Field

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    Strecka, Jozef; Michaud, Frederic; Mila, Frederic

    2013-01-01

    Ground states of the frustrated spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg two-leg ladder with Heisenberg intra-rung coupling and only Ising interaction along legs and diagonals are rigorously found by taking advantage of local conservation of the total spin on each rung. The constructed ground-state phase diagram of the frustrated spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg ladder is then compared with the analogous phase diagram of the fully quantum spin-1 Heisenberg two-leg ladder obtained by density matrix renormalization grou...

  13. Rendimiento de jitomate con diferentes métodos de cultivo hidropónico basados en doseles escaleriformes / Tomato yield with different hydroponic production methods based on ladder-shaped canopies

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    Felipe, Sánchez-Del-Castillo; Olmo Atxayácatl, Bastida-Cañada; Esaú del Carmen, Moreno-Pérez; Efraín, Contreras-Magaña; Jaime, Sahagún-Castellanos.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue comparar el rendimiento por unidad de superficie y tiempo que se puede lograr con sistemas de producción de plantas de jitomate en hidroponía bajo invernadero con la formación de doseles en forma de escalera (escaleriformes) en relación con los de dosel uniforme. [...] Se trabajó con plantas despuntadas para dejarles sólo tres racimos a cada una y así limitar su altura a menos de un metro. Las plantas se agruparon en hileras ubicadas a diferente altura para conformar cuatro modalidades distintos de dosel en forma de escalera y también se manejó un testigo de dosel uniforme con todas las hileras de plantas a la misma altura. Cada tratamiento de dosel escaleriforme se probó a dos densidades de población (11.1 y 15.5 plantas·m-2 de invernadero). Se utilizó un diseño en bloques al azar con tres repeticiones. Las variables estudiadas fueron el rendimiento y número de frutos por unidad de superficie y por planta, y el peso medio de los frutos. Se encontró que los doseles escaleriformes obtuvieron mayor rendimiento por unidad de superficie que el testigo uniforme. En estos doseles las plantas en alta densidad produjeron mayor rendimiento y número de frutos por unidad de superficie que las que crecieron con la menor densidad, en tanto que el peso medio de frutos no disminuyó significativamente. Abstract in english The objective of this study was to compare the yield per unit area and the time in which it can be achieved using hydroponic tomato plant production systems under greenhouse conditions, based on the formation of ladder-shaped in relation to uniform canopies. Plants were trimmed to leave only three c [...] lusters in each one, and thus limit their height to less than a meter. Plants were grouped in rows located at different heights to form four different modalities of ladder-shaped canopy and also a control was conducted with all the rows of plants located at the same height. Each ladder-shaped canopy treatment was tested at two population densities (11.1 and 15.5 plants·m-2 of greenhouse space). A randomized block design with nine treatments and three replications was used. Variables studied were: yield and number of fruits per plant and unit area, and mean fruit weight. It was found that plants in ladder-shaped canopies yielded more per unit area than those in the control with uniform canopy. In these canopies high density plants produced higher yields and number of fruit per unit area than those grown under lower density, whereas the mean fruit weight did not decrease significantly.

  14. 36 CFR 2.3 - Fishing.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fishing. 2.3 Section 2.3 Parks...PUBLIC USE AND RECREATION § 2.3 Fishing. (a) Except in designated areas or as provided in this section, fishing shall be in accordance with...

  15. Hawaii ESI: FISH (Fish Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for reef, marine, estuarine, and native stream fish species in coastal Hawaii. Vector polygons in this...

  16. Louisiana ESI: FISH (Fish Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for freshwater (inland) fish species in coastal Louisiana. Vector polygons represent water-bodies and...

  17. Alabama ESI: FISH (Fish Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, and freshwater fish species in Alabama. Vector polygons in this data set represent...

  18. Virginia ESI: FISH (Fish Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, anadromous, and brackishwater fish species in Virginia. Vector polygons in this...

  19. Duration of pregnancy in relation to fish oil supplementation and habitual fish intake: a randomised clinical trial with fish oil

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    Olsen, Sjurdur Frodi; Østerdal, M L; Salvig, J D; Weber, T; Tabor, A; Secher, N J

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of fish oil supplementation on duration of pregnancy, conditional on the woman's habitual fish intake. DESIGN: Multicentre 1:1 randomised clinical trial of effect of fish oil in a high-risk population of pregnant women in whom habitual fish intake was assessed at randomisation. SETTING: Nineteen university delivery wards in seven European countries. SUBJECTS: Pregnant women with preterm delivery, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), or pregnancy-induced hypert...

  20. Using Commercial Games to Design Teacher-Made Games for the Mathematics Classroom.

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    McBride, John W.; Lamb, Charles E.

    1991-01-01

    The use of commercial games to design and construct games to drill specific mathematics skills is discussed. Game types discussed include card games and board games. Two game boards adapted from "Chutes and Ladders" and "Battleship" are provided. (CW)

  1. Multiple Robotic Fish’s Target Search and Cooperative Hunting Strategies

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    Da Lin

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Multi-robotic fish’s cooperative hunting is through that the robotic fish groups’ collaboration and against, ultimately achieves the purpose of encirclement target; there is important significance to realize security of the underwater group. This paper studied the problem of multi-robotic fish’s target search and cooperative hunting, discussed on the multi-robotic fish’s group size, conditions of search target and hunting successful, conditions of failure successfully. Proposed the partition global search strategy, hunt-robotic fish use a hunting strategy that based on dynamic surrounding point, and designed intelligent escape strategy for invasion-robotic fish. A simulation experience is conducted to verify the hunting strategy and escape strategy that proposed in this paper, and the results show that on the basic of fast search to the target, multi-robotic fishes can achieve hunting task efficiently, but also reflects the game against behavior between the intruders and hunters.     Keywords:

  2. Zero Temperature Phase Transition in Spin-ladders: Phase Diagram and Dynamical studies of Cu(Hp)Cl

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    Chaboussant, G.; Julien, M. -H.; Fagot-Revurat, Y.; Hanson, M. E.; Levy, L. P.; Berthier, C.; Horvatic, M.; Piovesana, O.

    1998-01-01

    In a magnetic field, spin-ladders undergo two zero-temperature phase transitions at the critical fields Hc1 and Hc2. An experimental review of static and dynamical properties of spin-ladders close to these critical points is presented. The scaling functions, universal to all quantum critical points in one-dimension, are extracted from (a) the thermodynamic quantities (magnetization) and (b) the dynamical functions (NMR relaxation). A simple mapping of strongly coupled spin l...

  3. A 1-GHz, 7-mW, 8-Bit Subranging ADC without Resistor Ladder Using Built-In Threshold Calibration

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    Kenichi Ohhata; Wataru Yoshimura; Daiki Tabira; Futoshi Shimozono; Masataro Iwamoto

    2014-01-01

    A subranging analog-to-digital converter (ADC) features high-speed and relatively low-power. The limiting factors of power reduction in subranging ADCs are the resistor ladder and the comparator. We propose an ADC architecture combining a capacitive digital-to-analog convertor and built-in threshold calibration to eliminate the resistor ladder, resulting in a low-power subranging ADC. We also propose a calibration technique comprising of metal-oxide-metal capacitor, MOS...

  4. Field-controlled magnetic order in the quantum spin-ladder system (Hpip)2CuBr4

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    Thielemann, B.; Rüegg, C.; Kiefer, K.; Rønnow, H.M.; Normand, B.; Bouillot, P.; Kollath, C.; Orignac, E.; Citro, R.; Giamarchi, T.; Läuchli, A.M.; Biner, D.; Krämer, K.W.; Wolff-Fabris, F.; Zapf, V.S.; Jaime, M.; Stahn, J.; Christensen, Niels Bech; Grenier, B.; McMorrow, D.F.; Mesot, J.

    2009-01-01

    Neutron diffraction is used to investigate the field-induced, antiferromagnetically ordered state in the two-leg spin-ladder material (Hpip)(2)CuBr4. This "classical" phase, a consequence of weak interladder coupling, is nevertheless highly unconventional: its properties are influenced strongly by the spin Luttinger-liquid state of the ladder subunits. We determine directly the order parameter (transverse magnetization), the ordering temperature, the spin structure, and the critical exponents ar...

  5. Generation of Fock state and quantum entanglement in a coupled ladder atom-cavity system

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    Gong Shangqing; Feng Xunli; Xu Zhizhan [Laboratory for High Intensity Optics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai (China)

    2003-02-01

    We investigate the behaviour of an atom-cavity system via an adiabatic passage technique using a three-level ladder atom both for one-mode and for two-mode cavity QED. For one-mode cavity QED, we find that a single-photon Fock state can be generated via the technique of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in the microwave domain. For two-mode cavity QED, we find that a two-photon pair can be generated via the technique of Stark shift rapid adiabatic passage (SRAP). We also find, for the two-mode cavity QED system, that an entangled state of the two modes in a microwave cavity can be prepared via the SRAP technique, in which the number of steps required is significantly reduced due to the adiabatic passage of the ladder atom-cavity coupled system.

  6. Generation of Fock state and quantum entanglement in a coupled ladder atom-cavity system

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    We investigate the behaviour of an atom-cavity system via an adiabatic passage technique using a three-level ladder atom both for one-mode and for two-mode cavity QED. For one-mode cavity QED, we find that a single-photon Fock state can be generated via the technique of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in the microwave domain. For two-mode cavity QED, we find that a two-photon pair can be generated via the technique of Stark shift rapid adiabatic passage (SRAP). We also find, for the two-mode cavity QED system, that an entangled state of the two modes in a microwave cavity can be prepared via the SRAP technique, in which the number of steps required is significantly reduced due to the adiabatic passage of the ladder atom-cavity coupled system

  7. On Ladder Diagrams Compilation and Synthesis to FPGA Implemented Reconfigurable Logic Controller

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    Adam Milik

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents synthesis process of a hardware implemented reconfigurable logic controller from a ladder diagram according to IEC61131-3 requirements. It is focused on the originally developed a high-performance LD processing method. It is able to process a set of diagrams restricted to logic operations in a single clock cycle independently from the number of processed rungs. The paper considers the compilation of the ladder diagram into an intermediate form suitable for logic synthesis process according to developed processing method. The enhanced data flow graph (EDFG has been developed for the intermediate representation of an LD program. The original construction of the EDFG with attributed edges has been described. It allows for efficient representation and processing of logic and arithmetic formulas. The set of compilation algorithms that allow to preserve serial analysis order and to obtain massively parallel processing unit are presented. The overview of a hardware mapping concludes the presented considerations.

  8. Heat Conductivity of the Heisenberg Spin-1 /2 Ladder: From Weak to Strong Breaking of Integrability

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    Steinigeweg, Robin; Herbrych, Jacek; Zotos, Xenophon; Brenig, Wolfram

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the heat conductivity ? of the Heisenberg spin-1 /2 ladder at finite temperature covering the entire range of interchain coupling J?, by using several numerical methods and perturbation theory within the framework of linear response. We unveil that a perturbative prediction ? ?J?-2 , based on simple golden-rule arguments and valid in the strict limit J??0 , applies to a remarkably wide range of J?, qualitatively and quantitatively. In the large J? limit, we show power-law scaling of opposite nature, namely, ? ?J?2. Moreover, we demonstrate the weak and strong coupling regimes to be connected by a broad minimum, slightly below the isotropic point at J?=J?. Reducing temperature T , starting from T =? , this minimum scales as ? ?T-2 down to T on the order of the exchange coupling constant. These results provide for a comprehensive picture of ? (J?,T ) of spin ladders.

  9. Hopping ladder and power relaxation due to donor-acceptor pairs

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    Hopping between donor-acceptor pairs leads to peculiar temperature dependence of the conductivity and the photoconductivity under subband gap illumination in the form of non-linear activation energies ladder. The correlated and uncorrelated distributions of pairs are considered and the conditions for the ladder existence are determined. The relaxation of the carrier concentration fluctuations is studied and power type decay is found. The temperature dependence of the exponent is calculated in agreement with the non-exponential decay of the pulse excited luminescence observed by Dean et al. The temperature dependence of the luminescence intensity also shows variable activation energy as found here. The exponent value ?=1.316 is also in agreement with the data for crystalline and amorphous materials. (author)

  10. Minibands and Wannier-Stark ladders in semiconductor superlattices studied by infrared spectroscopy

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    M., Helm; W., Hilber; G., Strasser; R., DeMeester; F. M., Peeters.

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available We review the basic features of interminiband absorption in superlattices, focussing on the joint density of states, the oscillator strength and the associated sum rule. Then we will discuss infrared spectroscopic studies under application of an electric field. With a field in the plane of the layer [...] s, a hot-electron distribution can be generated. Using the temperature dependence of the interminiband absorption, energy loss and relaxation rates can be determined. A vertical electric field leads to negative differential resistance, domain formation and the break-up of the minibands into Wannier- Stark ladders. We will present experiments showing the formation of interpenetrating Wannier- Stark ladders in the continuum, which are strongly coupled by Zener resonances. This is the first time to correlate transport and infrared absorption in a biased superlattice.

  11. Explaining choice option attractiveness by beliefs elicited by the laddering method

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    Grunert, Klaus G.; Bech-Larsen, Tino

    2005-01-01

    It is a common approach to explain choice option attractiveness by beliefs about the choice option. The means'end chain model is used to distinguish between various types of beliefs, depending on whether the belief links the choice option to attributes, consequences, or values related to the choice option. The laddering method is used to elicit beliefs of all three types for a choice between conventional and organic pork. As a benchmark, beliefs were also elicited in the traditional way advocated by Ajzen and Fishbein. Using both sets of beliefs in a subsequent survey, it was shown that the beliefs elicited by the laddering method increase explanatory power with regard to choice option attractiveness beyond the beliefs elicited by the Ajzen and Fishbein method, and that this additional explanatory power was due to those beliefs which relate the choice option to concepts with a higher level of abstraction (consequences and values). Udgivelsesdato: APR

  12. The energy ladder: A valid model for household fuel transitions in sub-Saharan Africa?

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    Toole, Rebecca

    This thesis explores the determinants of household cooking fuel use within the context of the energy ladder hypothesis. Rooted in economic theory, the hypothesis constructs a linear model of household energy use in developing countries. I draw on existing survey data assembled by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to construct a dataset of 26 sub-Saharan African countries. Using this, I assess the validity of the energy ladder in this geographical context. My analysis examines the relationship between wealth and cooking fuel use, as measured by the shares of households reporting the use of traditional, transitional or modern cooking fuels at the enumeration level, an administrative definition created for census sampling. I additionally test for the effects of other characteristics, such as asset ownership and demographic characteristics. Furthermore, I explore the differences in effects between rural and urban areas. I conclude that wealth is not the sole influencer of cooking fuel choice.

  13. Dynamics of doublon-holon pairs in Hubbard two-leg ladders

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    Dias da Silva, Luis G. G. V.; Alvarez, G.; Dagotto, E.

    2012-11-01

    The dynamics of holon-doublon pairs is studied in Hubbard two-leg ladders using the time-dependent density matrix renormalization group method. We find that the geometry of the two-leg ladder, which is qualitatively different from a one-dimensional chain due to the presence of a spin gap, strongly affects the propagation of a doublon-holon pair. Two distinct regimes are identified. For weak interleg coupling, the results are qualitatively similar to the case of the propagation previously reported in Hubbard chains, with only a renormalization of parameters. More interesting is the case of strong interleg coupling where substantial differences arise, particularly regarding the double occupancy and properties of the excitations such as the doublon speed. Our results suggest a connection between the presence of a spin gap and qualitative changes in the doublon speed, indicating a weak coupling between the doublon and the magnetic excitations.

  14. Asymptotic behavior of the proton electromagnetic form factor with pion exchanges in the ladder approximation

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    The asymptotic behavior of the proton electromagnetic form factor due to virtual pion exchanges is studied by restricting to a class of ladder diagrams. We set up an off-mass-shell integral equation for the modified proton-proton-photon vertex due to virtual pion exchanges by summing up an infinite number of ladder diagrams. This integral equation is converted into a set of coupled differential equations involving Lorentz-invariant amplitudes. From the solutions of the differential equations it is found that the usual form factor is modified by a factor exp][-1/2 +- (1/2)(1-g2/?2)/sup 1/2/]lnt] at large momentum transfers, where g is the pion-nucleon coupling constant

  15. DISEÑO DE UNA HERRAMIENTA DE EVALUACIÓN DEL DESEMPEÑO AMBIENTAL EN LAS GRANJAS PISCÍCOLAS / DESIGNING AN ASSESMENT TOOL OF ENVIROMENTAL PERFORMANCE INTO FISHING FARMS

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    Sandra, Pardo; Héctor, Suárez; Paulo, Jardim-Manso; Eduardo, Soriano-Sierra.

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar el desempeño ambiental de las empresas piscícolas, se diseñó y aplicó una herramienta basada en las listas de chequeo la cuál fue elaborada a partir de las recomendaciones dadas por la FAO en su código de conducta para una acuicultura responsable, en las guías de organizac [...] iones no gubernamentales que buscan el desarrollo de una acuicultura responsable y de modificaciones a las propuestas metodológicas de Vinatea (1999) y Leripio (2003). La aplicación por entrevista del cuestionario, acompañada de inspección ocular, permitió la recolección de valiosa información que calificó la actuación de las empresas piscícolas como crítica, pésima, aceptable, buena y excelente sostenibilidad. La información entregada a los planificadores del municipio en cuestión se convirtió en una guía para sus acciones a través de metas, estrategias y responsables a corto, mediano y largo plazo. Se comprobó que los aspectos negativos al desempeño ambiental son en su mayoría de rápida y económica solución, y que se requiere de trabajo proactivo entre municipio, corporación ambiental regional y productores. Se recomienda la aplicación de la herramienta en cuatro fases: evaluación preliminar, sensibilización y concienciación, autoevaluación y suministro de guías y recomendaciones para el buen desempeño ambiental. Abstract in english With the objective of evaluating the environmental performance of the fish farms facilities, it was designed and it applied a tool based on the check lists, which was elaborated of agreement with the recommendations given by the FAO in their Conduct Code for a Responsible Aquaculture, in the guides [...] of non government organizations (NGOs) that look for the development of a responsible aquaculture and of modifications to the methodological proposals of Vinatea (1999) and Leripio (2003). The application for interview of the questionnaire, accompanied by ocular inspection, allowed the gathering of valuable information that qualified the performance of the fish farms facilities like critic, terrible, acceptable, good and excellent sustainability. The report of results given to the municipal government became a guide for its actions through goals, strategies and responsible entities. It was certain that the negative aspects to the environmental acting are in their majority of quick and economic solution, and that it is required of work proactive among the municipal government, the regional environmental corporation and the producers. The application of the tool is recommended in four phases: preliminary evaluation, sensitization and understanding, autoevaluation and supply of guides and recommendations for the good environmental acting.

  16. Specific heat spectra of non-interacting fermions in a quasiperiodic ladder sequence

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    We compute the specific heat spectra of non-interacting fermions whose energy spectrum was obtained from a quasiperiodic ladder sequence (Fibonacci and Rudin-Shapiro type), mimicking a DNA molecule model. The specific heat is calculated from their underlying multi-fractal energy spectrum, considering several values of energy densities. Comparisons are made with a real DNA sequence, namely the human chromosome 22 (Ch22)

  17. Phase Diagram of the Holstein-Hubbard Two-Leg Ladder

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    Tam, Ka-Ming; Tsai, S. -W.; Campbell, D. K.; Neto, A. H. Castro

    2006-01-01

    Using a functional renormalization group method, we obtain the phase diagram of the two-leg ladder system within the Holstein-Hubbard model, which includes both electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions. Our renormalization group technique allows us to analyze the problem for both weak and strong electron-phonon coupling. We show that, in contrast results from conventional weak coupling studies, electron-phonon interactions can dominate electron-electron interaction...

  18. Practitioner competency assessment and career ladders as a recruiting and retention tool.

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    Reid, Russell T

    2004-06-01

    The assessment of competency for respiratory care practitioners involves a thorough understanding of what defines competence, the development of a well-planned, continuous process that starts with new employee orientation, and a clearly communicated set of staff expectations. Career ladders are a tool that can be used to aid staff retention and recruitment, thereby reducing multiple costs associated with a high employee turnover rate, and to encourage professional development and accountability while achieving important departmental objectives. PMID:15177244

  19. An overview on the phase diagram of the frustrated two-leg ladder model

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    Hakobyan, T.; Hetherington, J. H.; Roger, M.

    2000-01-01

    Using Density-Matrix Renormalization Group, we investigate the general phase diagram of the frustrated two-leg ladder with Heisenberg interactions along legs, rungs and diagonals. We confirm that all antiferromagnetic gapped states belong to the same universality class as the Haldane phase. In a three-dimensional phase diagram, we determine a continuous surface with singularities in the string-order parameter or its first derivative, corresponding to a transition between two...

  20. Ladder variables, internal structure of Galton-Watson trees and finite branching random walks

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    Marckert, Jean-François; Mokkadem, Abdelkader

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, we consider Galton-Watson trees conditioned by size. We show that the number of k-ancestors (ancestors that have k children) of a node u is (almost) proportional to its depth. The k, j-ancestors are also studied. The methods rely on the study of ladder variables on an associated random walk. We also give an application to finite branching random walks.

  1. Coexistence of diffusive and ballistic transport in a simple spin ladder

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    Znidaric, Marko

    2013-01-01

    We show that in a nonintegrable spin ladder system with the XX type of coupling along the legs and the XXZ type along the rungs there are invariant subspaces that support ballistic magnetization transport. In the complementary subspace the transport is found to be diffusive. This shows that (i) quantum chaotic systems can possess ballistic subspaces, and (ii) diffusive and ballistic transport modes can coexist in a rather simple nonintegrable model. In the limit of an infini...

  2. Ladder operators and associated algebra for position-dependent effective mass systems

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    Amir, Naila; Iqbal, Shahid

    2015-07-01

    An algebraic treatment of shape-invariant quantum-mechanical position-dependent effective mass systems is discussed. Using shape invariance, a general recipe for construction of ladder operators and associated algebraic structure of the pertaining system, is obtained. These operators are used to find exact solutions of general one-dimensional systems with spatially varying mass. We apply our formalism to specific translationally shape-invariant potentials having position-dependent effective mass.

  3. Contest for Attention in a Quality-Ladder Model of Endogenous Growth

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    Grossmann, Volker

    2003-01-01

    This paper develops a quality-ladder model of endogenous growth to study the interplay between in-house R&D and marketing expenditure. Although promotional activity is modelled as purely wasteful competition among firms for attention, it unambiguously fosters innovation activity of firms, and possibly, leads to faster growth. This result rests on two premises which are consistent with empirical evidence. First, if firms incur higher sunk costs for marketing, concentration and firm sizes rise....

  4. Analysis of an integral equation for causal distributions in the ladder PHI63 theory

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    Using the integral equation for a spectral function, the behaviour of the spectral function of the Deser-Gilbert-Sudarshan representation for matrix elements of the current commutator in the ladder approximation for the PHI63 field theory is studied. The integral equation for a spectral function is formulated and solved. The solution for the spectral function does not satisfy the necessary condition of automodelity. The current commutator behaviour near the light cone is derived

  5. Fabrication of nanochannels with ladder nanostructure at the bottom using AFM nanoscratching method

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    Yan, Yongda; Geng, Yanquan; Hu, Zhenjiang; Zhao, Xuesen; Yu, Bowen; Zhang, Qi

    2014-01-01

    This letter presents a novel atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based nanomanufacturing method combining the tip scanning with the high-precision stage movement to fabricate nanochannels with ladder nanostructure at the bottom by continuous scanning with a fixed scan size. Different structures can be obtained according to the matching relation of the tip feeding velocity and the precision stage moving velocity. This relationship was first studied in detail to achieve nanochannels with different la...

  6. Electromagnetically induced absorption in a non-degenerate three-level ladder system

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    Whiting, Daniel J.; Bimbard, Erwan; Keaveney, James; Zentile, Mark A.; Adams, Charles S; Hughes, Ifan G

    2015-01-01

    We investigate, theoretically and experimentally, the transmission of light through a thermal vapour of three-level ladder-type atoms, in the presence of 2 counter-propagating control fields. A simple theoretical model predicts the presence of electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) in this pure three-level system when the control field is resonant. Experimentally, we use $^{87}$Rb in a large magnetic field of 0.62~T to reach the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime and realis...

  7. A Ladder Multilevel Inverter Topology with Reduction of On-state Voltage Drop

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    Banaei, Mohamad Reza; SALARY, Ebrahim; KHOUNJAHAN, Hossein

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, a generalized symmetrical multilevelinverter namely ladder multilevel inverter (LMI) is proposed. The LMI can generate DC voltage levels and voltage harmonic similar to other topologies withless number of switches and gate drivers. In addition, as compare to traditional multilevel inverter, LMI has less on-state voltage drop and conduction losses, because three switches are turned on at any given time. The proposed topology results in reduction of installation area an...

  8. Comment on ``Anomalous Thermal Conductivity of Frustrated Heisenberg Spin Chains and Ladders''

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    Heidrich-Meisner, F; Cabra, D C; Brenig, W

    2003-01-01

    In a recent letter [Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 156603 (2002); cond-mat/0201300], Alvarez and Gros have numerically analyzed the Drude weight for thermal transport in spin ladders and frustrated chains of up to 14 sites and have proposed that it remains finite in the thermodynamic limit. In this comment, we argue that this conclusion cannot be sustained if the finite-size analysis is taken to larger system sizes.

  9. Comment on "Anomalous Thermal Conductivity of Frustrated Heisenberg Spin Chains and Ladders"

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    Heidrich-Meisner, F.; Honecker, A.; Cabra, D. C.; Brenig, W.

    2003-01-01

    In a recent letter [Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 156603 (2002); cond-mat/0201300], Alvarez and Gros have numerically analyzed the Drude weight for thermal transport in spin ladders and frustrated chains of up to 14 sites and have proposed that it remains finite in the thermodynamic limit. In this comment, we argue that this conclusion cannot be sustained if the finite-size analysis is taken to larger system sizes.

  10. Exploration of a rich variety of breather modes in Josephson ladders

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    Binder, P.; Ustinov, A. V.

    2002-07-01

    We report on systematic measurements of localized rotational modes in Josephson junction arrays. These modes, also known as rotobreathers, persist under the action of uniform bias force. In contrast to previous experiments, here we focus on systems with strong coupling between rotators. In ladders with either open or periodic boundary conditions, we observe a very rich variety of stable dynamic states including symmetric, asymmetric, combined, hybrid, coupled, and truncated modes. The switching scenarios between different states are discussed in detail.

  11. High-energy, large-momentum-transfer processes: Ladder diagrams in var-phi 3 theory

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    Relativistic quantum field theories may help one to understand high-energy, large-momentum-transfer processes, where the center-of-mass energy is much larger than the transverse momentum transfers, which are in turn much larger than the masses of the participating particles. With this possibility in mind, the author studies ladder diagrams in var-phi 3 theory. He shows that in the limit s much-gt |t| much-gt m2, the scattering amplitude for the N-rung ladder diagram takes the form s-1|t|-N+1 times a homogeneous polynomial of degree 2N - 2 and ln s and ln |t|. This polynomial takes different forms depending on the relation of ln |t| to ln s. More precisely, the asymptotic formula for the N-rung ladder diagram has points of non-analytically when ln |t| = γ ln s for γ = 1/2, 1/3, hor-ellipsis, 1/N-2

  12. Resonant states and wavepacket super-diffusion in intra-chain correlated ladders with diluted disorder.

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    de Moura, F A B F; Leão, F F S; Lyra, M L

    2011-04-01

    In this work, we study a tight-binding Hamiltonian model system of a binary correlated ladder with diluted disorder. We introduce intra-chain correlations between the on-site potentials by imposing that ?(i, s) = - ?(i, - s) where s = ± 1 indexes the two ladder chains. Further, we consider each ladder chain as composed of inter-penetrating ordered and random sub-chains. We show that the presence of a random on-site distribution in one of the inter-penetrating chains leads to Anderson localization except at a specific symmetric pair of energy eigenmodes. Further, by integrating the time-dependent Schroedinger equation, we follow the time-evolution of an initially localized one-electron wavepacket. We report that the remaining delocalized resonant modes are responsible for a super-diffusive spread of the wavepacket dispersion while the wavepacket participation function remains finite. A scaling analysis of the wavepacket distribution shows that it obeys a universal scaling form with the development of a power-law tail followed by a super-diffusively evolving cutoff. We obtain three exponents characterizing this super-diffusive dynamics and show that they satisfy a simple scaling relation. PMID:21415480

  13. Ladders with two, three and four coupled Ising spin chains. Magnetic properties

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    We consider ladders with two, three and four coupled Ising spin chains, characterized by interchain and intrachain couplings, to study their magnetic behaviour for different ratios of interaction constants and different values of magnetic field, by using a transfer matrix method and a complex algorithm realizing the diagonalization and the differentiation. It is interesting that when the competition between interchain and intrachain interactions is different from zero the magnetization goes from the value one to the value zero in a narrow interval of nonzero temperatures, where, also, the susceptibility exhibits a very high peak. This narrow interval, increasing the number of chains, is displaced towards the higher temperatures. Also, in the case of interchain antiferromagnetic couplings, it becomes clear the formation of interchain spin pairs. The spin -1/2 ladder or the system of coupled spin chains may be realized in nature by vanadyl pyrophosphate ((VO)2P2O7) or similar materials. All these intermediate systems are today important to gain further insights into the physics of one-dimensional spin chains and the two-dimensional high-Tc spin systems, both of which have shown interesting and unusual magnetic and superconducting properties. It is plausible that experimental and theoretical studies of ladders may lead to other interesting physical phenomena. (author). 22 refs, 6 figs

  14. Orbital currents and charge density waves in a generalized Hubbard ladder

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    We study a generalized Hubbard model on the two-leg ladder at zero temperature, focusing on a parameter region with staggered flux (SF)/d-density wave (DDW) order. To guide our numerical calculations, we first investigate the location of a SF/DDW phase in the phase diagram of the half-filled weakly interacting ladder using a perturbative renormalization group (RG) and bosonization approach. For hole doping ? away from half-filling, finite-system density-matrix renormalization-group (DMRG) calculations are used to study ladders with up to 200 rungs for intermediate-strength interactions. In the doped SF/DDW phase, the staggered rung current and the rung electron density both show periodic spatial oscillations, with characteristic wavelengths 2/? and 1/?, respectively, corresponding to ordering wavevectors 2k F and 4k F for the currents and densities, where 2k F = ? (1 - ?). The density minima are located at the anti-phase domain walls of the staggered current. For sufficiently large dopings, SF/DDW order is suppressed. The rung density modulation also exists in neighboring phases where currents decay exponentially. We show that most of the DMRG results can be qualitatively understood from weak-coupling RG/bosonization arguments. However, while these arguments seem to suggest a crossover from non-decaying correlations to power-law decay at a length scale of order 1/?, the DMRG results are consistent with a true long-range order scenario for the currents and densities

  15. Integrable models and quantum spin ladders: comparison between theory and experiment for the strong coupling compounds

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    Batchelor, M T; Oelkers, N; Tsuboi, Z

    2005-01-01

    (abbreviated) This article considers the integrable spin ladder models and their application to the physics of real compounds. The ground state properties of the integrable two-leg spin-1/2 and the mixed spin-(1/2,1) ladder models at zero temperature are analyzed by means of the Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz. Solving the TBA equations yields exact results for the critical fields and critical behaviour. The thermal and magnetic properties of the models are investigated in terms of the recently introduced High Temperature Expansion method, which is discussed in detail. It is shown that in the strong coupling limit the integrable spin-1/2 ladder model exhibits three quantum phases: (i) a gapped phase in the regime $HH_{c2}$, and (iii) a Luttinger liquid magnetic phase in the regime $H_{c1}

  16. “Why Caipirinha?”- The Online via Chat Laddering Technique CAN Answer

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    Bruno Bordeaux-Rego

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available As customers are becoming increasingly connected to the internet, this means that they are available for online interviews, thus opening up a space for investigating research methods, especially qualitative research, in an attempt to identify how to adapt data collecting instruments to the so-called “connected customer era”. In this context, the focus of this article is on the application viability analysis of the laddering technique used online and in real-time chat by asking the following question: “Why caipirinha?”. Conducting online in-depth interviews through the MSN Messenger and Skype (the most commonly used chat tools in Brazil, 23 attributes, 22 consequences and 13 values were identified, resulting in 133 ladders, 71 of which reached the value level. Along with friends/mates, Integration, Entertainment and Fun, in addition to Alcohol, Insouciance/ relaxation and Pleasure constitute the most frequent ladders. Concerning the application itself, the participants gave positive feedback, even though some of them did not feel satisfied because they became tired. Convenience, objectivity, disinhibition, easy scheduling and flexibility were identified. The viability of online in-depth interviewing via real-time chats was confirmed, raising the question of the possibility of it achieving other qualitative research techniques.

  17. Bond-impurity induced bound states in disordered spin-1/2 ladders

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    Arlego, M; Cabra, D C; Heidrich-Meisner, F; Honecker, A; Rossini, G

    2004-01-01

    We discuss the effect of weak bond-disorder in two-leg spin ladders on the dispersion relation of the elementary triplet excitations with a particular focus on the appearance of bound states in the spin gap. Both the cases of modified exchange couplings on the rungs and the legs of the ladder are analyzed. Based on a projection on the single-triplet subspace, the single-impurity and small cluster problems are treated analytically in the strong-coupling limit. Numerically, we study the problem of a single impurity in a spin ladder by exact diagonalization to obtain the low-lying excitations. At finite concentrations and to leading order in the inter-rung coupling, we compare the spectra obtained from numerical diagonalization of large systems within the single-triplet subspace with the results of diagrammatic techniques, namely low-concentration and coherent-potential approximations. The contribution of small impurity clusters to the density of states is also discussed.

  18. Cowlitz Falls fish passage

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    The upper Cowlitz was once home to native salmon and steelhead. But the combined impacts of overharvest, farming, logging and road building hammered fish runs. And in the 1960s, a pair of hydroelectric dams blocked the migration path of ocean-returning and ocean-going fish. The lower Cowlitz still supports hatchery runs of chinook, coho and steelhead. But some 200 river miles in the upper river basin--much of it prime spawning and rearing habitat--have been virtually cut off from the ocean for over 26 years. Now the idea is to trap-and-haul salmon and steelhead both ways and bypass previously impassable obstacles in the path of anadromous fish. The plan can be summarized, for the sake of explanation, in three steps: (1) trap and haul adult fish--collect ocean-returning adult fish at the lowermost Cowlitz dam, and truck them upstream; (2) reseed--release the ripe adults above the uppermost dam, and let them spawn naturally, at the same time, supplement these runs with hatchery born fry that are reared and imprinted in ponds and net pens in the watershed; (3) trap and haul smolts--collection the new generation of young fish as they arrive at the uppermost Cowlitz dam, truck them past the three dams, and release them to continue their downstream migration to the sea. The critical part of any fish-collection system is the method of fish attraction. Scientists have to find the best combination of attraction system and screens that will guide young fish to the right spot, away from the turbine intakes. In the spring of 1994 a test was made of a prototype system of baffles and slots on the upriver face of the Cowlitz Falls Dam. The prototype worked at 90% efficiency in early tests, and it worked without the kind of expensive screening devices that have been installed on other dams. Now that the success of the attraction system has been verified, Harza engineers and consultants will design and build the appropriate collection part of the system

  19. Fish Facts

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    ... fish because they worry about mercury in seafood. Mercury is a metal that, at high levels, can harm the brain of your unborn baby even before he or she is conceived. Yet many types of seafood have little or no mercury at all. So your risk of mercury exposure ...

  20. Fish irradiation

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    Chub-mackerel was chosen for the study because they are the most common fish in Thailand. Preliminary investigations were conducted to determine the maximum radiation dose of gamma-rays by organoleptic tests. The samples were subjected to radiation at various doses up to 4 Mrad. Many experiments were conducted using other kinds of fish. The results showed that 1 Mrad would be the maximum acceptable dose for fish. Later, the influence of the radiation dose from 0.1-1 Mrad was studied in order to find the optimum acceptable dose for preservation of fish without off-flavour. For this purpose, the Hedonic scale was used. It was found that 0.2 and 0.5 Mrad gave the best result on Chub mackerel. The determinations of optimum dose, organoleptic, microbiological and trimethylamine content changes were done. The results showed that Chub mackerel irradiated at 0.2, 0.5 and 1 Mrad stored at 30C for 71 days were still acceptable, on the contrary the untreated samples were found unacceptable at 14 days. The trimethylamine increment was significantly higher in the untreated samples. At 15 days storage, trimethylamine in the non-irradiated Chub-mackerel was about 10 times higher than the irradiated ones. At 51 and 79 days storage, about 13 times higher in the control samples than the irradiated samples except 0.1 Mrad. Only 2 times higher was found for the 0.1 Mrad. The microbiological results showed that the irradiation above 0.2 Mrad gave favorable extension of shelf-life of fish

  1. First-order commensurate-incommensurate magnetic phase transition in the coupled FM spin-1/2 two-leg ladders

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    Jahangiri, J; Mahdavifar, S; Shayesteh, S Farjami

    2015-01-01

    We consider the spin-1/2 two-leg ladders with ferromagnetic (FM) interactions along legs and rungs. Using the stochastic series expansion QMC method, we study the low-temperature magnetic behavior of the system. An isolated spin-1/2 FM two-leg ladder is in the gapped saturated FM phase at zero temperature. As soon as the spin-1/2 FM two-leg ladders are connected with antiferromagnetic (AFM) inter-ladder interaction, a first-order commensurate-incommensurate quantum phase transition occurs in the ground state magnetic phase diagram. In fact a jump in the magnetization curve is observed. We found that, coupled spin-1/2 FM two-leg ladders are in a nonmagnetic phase at zero temperature. Applying a magnetic field, the ground state of coupled spin-1/2 FM two-leg ladders remains in the nonmagnetic phase up to a quantum saturate critical field.

  2. Dynamic (Vibrational) and Static Structural Analysis of Ladder Frame

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    Ketan Gajanan Nalawade; Ashish Sabu; Baskar P

    2014-01-01

    Automotive chassis is the back bone of an automobile, which acts as the frame to support the body and other different parts of the vehicle. It is the most crucial element that gives strength and stability to the vehicle under different conditions. So the frame should be extremely rigid and strong so that it can withstand shocks, twists, stresses and vibrations to which it is subjected while vehicle is moving on road. Thus strength and stiffness are the two important design considerations. In ...

  3. Fish hemoglobins

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    P.C. de Souza

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Vertebrate hemoglobin, contained in erythrocytes, is a globular protein with a quaternary structure composed of 4 globin chains (2 alpha and 2 beta and a prosthetic group named heme bound to each one. Having myoglobin as an ancestor, hemoglobin acquired the capacity to respond to chemical stimuli that modulate its function according to tissue requirements for oxygen. Fish are generally submitted to spatial and temporal O2 variations and have developed anatomical, physiological and biochemical strategies to adapt to the changing environmental gas availability. Structurally, most fish hemoglobins are tetrameric; however, those from some species such as lamprey and hagfish dissociate, being monomeric when oxygenated and oligomeric when deoxygenated. Fish blood frequently possesses several hemoglobins; the primary origin of this finding lies in the polymorphism that occurs in the globin loci, an aspect that may occasionally confer advantages to its carriers or even be a harmless evolutionary remnant. On the other hand, the functional properties exhibit different behaviors, ranging from a total absence of responses to allosteric regulation to drastic ones, such as the Root effect.

  4. Fish hemoglobins

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    P.C. de, Souza; G.O., Bonilla-Rodriguez.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Vertebrate hemoglobin, contained in erythrocytes, is a globular protein with a quaternary structure composed of 4 globin chains (2 alpha and 2 beta) and a prosthetic group named heme bound to each one. Having myoglobin as an ancestor, hemoglobin acquired the capacity to respond to chemical stimuli t [...] hat modulate its function according to tissue requirements for oxygen. Fish are generally submitted to spatial and temporal O2 variations and have developed anatomical, physiological and biochemical strategies to adapt to the changing environmental gas availability. Structurally, most fish hemoglobins are tetrameric; however, those from some species such as lamprey and hagfish dissociate, being monomeric when oxygenated and oligomeric when deoxygenated. Fish blood frequently possesses several hemoglobins; the primary origin of this finding lies in the polymorphism that occurs in the globin loci, an aspect that may occasionally confer advantages to its carriers or even be a harmless evolutionary remnant. On the other hand, the functional properties exhibit different behaviors, ranging from a total absence of responses to allosteric regulation to drastic ones, such as the Root effect.

  5. Microbiological spoilage of fish and fish products

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    Gram, Lone; Huss, Hans Henrik

    1996-01-01

    Spoilage of fresh and lightly preserved fish products is caused by microbial action. This paper reviews the current knowledge in terms of the microbiology of fish and fish products with particular emphasis on identification of specific spoilage bacteria and the qualitative and quantitative biochemical indicators of spoilage. Shewanzella putrefaciens and Pseudomonas spp. are the specific spoilage bacteria of iced fresh fish regardless of the origin of the fish. Modified atmosphere stored marine f...

  6. Hood River and Pelton Ladder Evaluation Studies and Hood River Fish Habitat Project, 1998 Annual Progress Report.

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    Lambert, Michael B.; McCanna, Joseph P.; Jennings, Mick

    1999-12-01

    The Hood River subbasin is home to four species of anadromous salmonids: chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and sea run cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki). Indigenous spring chinook salmon were extirpated during the late 1960's. The naturally spawning spring chinook salmon currently present in the subbasin are progeny of Deschutes stock. Historically, the Hood River subbasin hatchery steelhead program utilized out-of-basin stocks for many years. Indigenous stocks of summer and winter steelhead were listed in March 1998 by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a ''Threatened'' Species along with similar genetically similar steelhead in the Lower Columbia Basin.

  7. Duration of pregnancy in relation to fish oil supplementation and habitual fish intake: a randomised clinical trial with fish oil

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    Olsen, Sjurdur Frodi; Østerdal, M L; Salvig, J D; Weber, T; Tabor, A; Secher, N J

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of fish oil supplementation on duration of pregnancy, conditional on the woman's habitual fish intake. DESIGN: Multicentre 1:1 randomised clinical trial of effect of fish oil in a high-risk population of pregnant women in whom habitual fish intake was assessed at...... suspicion of IUGR or threatening preeclampsia in the current pregnancy (group 3, n=106). Women were stratified into low, middle, or high fish consumers. METHODS: The intervention group received fish oil capsules providing 2.7 g long-chain n-3 fatty acids per day (n-3 poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA......)) from around week 20 (groups 1 and 2) or 6.3 g n-3 PUFA from week 33 (group 3). The control regimen was capsules with olive oil. Effect on timing of spontaneous delivery was examined by Cox regression, assuming elective delivery (occurring in 40%) as a censoring event. Analyses of effect of fish oil...

  8. Chained Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt inequality for Hardy's ladder test of nonlocality

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    Cereceda, José Luis

    2015-12-01

    Relativistic causality forbids superluminal signaling between distant observers. By exploiting the non-signaling principle, we derive the exact relationship between the chained Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt sum of correlations {CHSH}_K and the success probability P_K associated with Hardy's ladder test of nonlocality for two qubits and K+1 observables per qubit. Then, by invoking the Tsirelson bound for {CHSH}_K , the derived relationship allows us to establish an upper limit on P_K . In addition, we draw the connection between {CHSH}_K and the chained version of the Clauser-Horne (CH) inequality.

  9. The two-particle problem in a many-particle system; 1, Dynamically screened ladder approximation

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    Bornath, T; Schlanges, M; Bornath, Th.

    1999-01-01

    The two-particle problem within a nonequilibrium many-particle system is investigated in the framework of real-time Green's functions. Starting from the dynamically screened ladder approximation of the nonequlibrium Bethe-Salpeter equation, a nonequilibrium Dyson equation is given for two-time two-particle Green's functions. Thereby the well-known Kadanoff-Baym equations are generalized to the case of two-particle functions. The two-time structure of the equations is achieved in an exact way avoiding the so-called Shindo approximation. For the case of thermodynamic equilibrium, the differences to former results obtained for the effective two-particle hamiltonian are discussed.

  10. Luttinger liquid behaviour and superconducting correlations in t-J ladders

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    Hayward, C A; Sabatier, P C; Sabatier, Paul

    1995-01-01

    The low energy behaviour of the isotropic t--J ladder system is investigated using exact diagonalization techniques, specifically finding the Drude weight, the charge velocity and the compressibility. By applying the ideas of Luttinger liquid theory, we determine the correlation exponent K_\\rho which defines the behaviour of the long range correlations in the system. The boundary to phase separation is determined and a phase diagram is presented. At low electron density, a Tomonaga-Luttinger-like phase is stabilized whilst at higher electron densities a gapped phase with power law pairing correlations is stabilized: A large region of this gapped phase is found to exhibit dominant superconducting correlations.

  11. Russian doll spectrum in a non-Abelian string-net ladder

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    Schulz, Marc Daniel; Dusuel, Sébastien; Vidal, Julien

    2015-04-01

    We study a string-net ladder in the presence of a string tension. Focusing on the simplest non-Abelian anyon theory with a quantum dimension larger than two, we determine the phase diagram and find a Russian doll spectrum featuring size-independent energy levels as well as highly degenerate zero-energy eigenstates. At the self-dual points, we compute the gap exactly by using a mapping onto the Temperley-Lieb chain. These results are in stark contrast with the ones obtained for Fibonacci or Ising theories.

  12. Russian doll spectrum in a non-Abelian string-net ladder

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    Schulz, M. D.; Dusuel, S.; Vidal, J

    2014-01-01

    We study a string-net ladder in the presence of a string tension. Focusing on the simplest non-Abelian anyon theory with a quantum dimension larger than two, we determine the phase diagram and find a Russian doll spectrum featuring size-independent energy levels as well as highly degenerate zero-energy eigenstates. At the self-dual points, we compute the gap exactly by using a mapping onto the Temperley-Lieb chain. These results are in stark constrast with the ones obtained ...

  13. Ground states of the doped four-leg t-J ladder

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    Using density-matrix renormalization-group techniques, we have studied the ground states of the four-leg t-J ladder doped near half-filling. Depending upon J/t and the hole doping x, three characteristic types of ground states are found: (1) a state containing dx2-y2 pairs, (2) a striped charge-density wave (CDW) domain-wall state, and (3) a phase-separated regime. The CDW domain walls consist of fluctuating hole pairs and this state has significant dx2-y2 pair field correlations. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  14. Coexistence of Diffusive and Ballistic Transport in a Simple Spin Ladder

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    Žnidari?, Marko

    2013-02-01

    We show that in a nonintegrable spin ladder system with the XX type of coupling along the legs and the XXZ type along the rungs there are invariant subspaces that support ballistic magnetization transport. In the complementary subspace the transport is found to be diffusive. This shows that (i) quantum chaotic systems can possess ballistic subspaces, and (ii) diffusive and ballistic transport modes can coexist in a rather simple nonintegrable model. In the limit of an infinite anisotropy in rungs the system studied is equivalent to the one-dimensional Hubbard model.

  15. Electromagnetically induced absorption in a non-degenerate three-level ladder system

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    Whiting, Daniel J; Keaveney, James; Zentile, Mark A; Adams, Charles S; Hughes, Ifan G

    2015-01-01

    We investigate, theoretically and experimentally, the transmission of light through a thermal vapour of three-level ladder-type atoms, in the presence of 2 counter-propagating control fields. A simple theoretical model predicts the presence of electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) in this pure three-level system when the control field is resonant. Experimentally, we use $^{87}$Rb in a large magnetic field of 0.62~T to reach the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime and realise a non-degenerate three-level system. Experimental observations verify the predictions over a wide range of detunings.

  16. Ladder-type electromagnetically induced transparency using nanofiber-guided light in a warm atomic vapor

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    Jones, D. E.; Franson, J. D.; Pittman, T. B.

    2015-10-01

    We demonstrate ladder-type electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) using an optical nanofiber suspended in a warm rubidium vapor. The signal and control fields are both guided along the nanofiber, which enables strong nonlinear interactions with the surrounding atoms at relatively low powers. Transit-time broadening is found to be a significant EIT decoherence mechanism in this tightly confined waveguiding geometry. Nonetheless, we observe significant EIT and controlled polarization rotation using control-field powers of only a few microwatts in this relatively robust warm-atom nanofiber system.

  17. Three-photon coherence in a ladder-type atomic system

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    Noh, Heung-Ryoul

    2015-01-01

    We present a theoretical study of three-photon electromagnetically induced absorption for a ladder-type three-level atomic system. A probe beam was tuned to the lower line and two counter-propagating, linearly polarized coupling beams were tuned to the upper line. The system can be modeled with a three- (or five-) level scheme when the polarization directions of the coupling beams are parallel (or perpendicular). By calculating the absorption coefficients analytically for the two schemes, we found that the corresponding absorption coefficients were identical except for different transition strengths, and that the primitive scheme embedded in those schemes was a simple four-level scheme.

  18. Magneto-optical polarization rotation in a ladder-type atomic system for tunable offset locking

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    Parniak, Micha?; Wasilewski, Wojciech

    2016-01-01

    We demonstrate an easily tunable locking scheme for stabilizing frequency-sum of two lasers on a two-photon ladder transition based on polarization rotation in warm rubidium vapors induced by magnetic field and circularly polarized driving field. In principle unlimited tunability of the two-photon offset frequency is due to strong splitting and shifting of magnetic states in external field. We achieve two-photon detuning of 120 MHz with the single-photon detuning of up to 20 GHz, as well as strong rotation signal.

  19. Fish Tales

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    This talk is about fishing and the friendships that have resulted in its pursuit. It is also about theoretical physics, and the relationship of imagination and fantasy to the establishment of ideas about nature. Fishermen, like theoretical physicists, are well known for their inventive imaginations. Perhaps neither are as clever as sailors, who conceived of the mermaid. If one doubts the power of this fantasy, one should remember the ghosts of the many sailors who drowned pursuing these young nymphs. An extraordinary painting by J. Waterhouse is shown as Fig. 1. The enchantment of a mermaid must reflect an extraordinary excess of imagination on the part of the sailor, perhaps together with an impractical turn of mind. A consummated relationship with a mermaid is after all, by its very nature a fantasy incapable of realization. To a theoretical physicist, she is symbolic of many ideas we develop. There are many truths known to fisherman in which one might also find parallels to the goals of scientists: (1) A fish is the only animal that keeps growing after its death; (2) Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught; (3) ''...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.'' (William Sherwood Fox, in Silken Lines and Silver Hooks); and (4) Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. These quotes may be interpreted as reflecting skepticism regarding the honesty of fisherman, and probably do not reflect adequate admiration for a creative imagination. Is it fair to criticize a person for believing a falsehood that he or she sincerely believes to be true? The fisherman simultaneously invents the lie, and believes in it himself. The parallel with theoretical physics is perhaps only approximate, although we physicists may invent stories that we come to believe, on some rare occasions our ideas actually correspond to a more or less true descriptions of nature. These minor philosophical differences are not really the central issue, however. It is more to the point that both fishermen and scientists enjoy creating a good story, and we also enjoy a story well told. The correct mixture of truth, lie, fantasy and excitement is a witches brew.

  20. Fish Tales

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    McLerran, L.

    2010-07-06

    This talk is about fishing and the friendships that have resulted in its pursuit. It is also about theoretical physics, and the relationship of imagination and fantasy to the establishment of ideas about nature. Fishermen, like theoretical physicists, are well known for their inventive imaginations. Perhaps neither are as clever as sailors, who conceived of the mermaid. If one doubts the power of this fantasy, one should remember the ghosts of the many sailors who drowned pursuing these young nymphs. An extraordinary painting by J. Waterhouse is shown as Fig. 1. The enchantment of a mermaid must reflect an extraordinary excess of imagination on the part of the sailor, perhaps together with an impractical turn of mind. A consummated relationship with a mermaid is after all, by its very nature a fantasy incapable of realization. To a theoretical physicist, she is symbolic of many ideas we develop. There are many truths known to fisherman in which one might also find parallels to the goals of scientists: (1) A fish is the only animal that keeps growing after its death; (2) Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught; (3) ''...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.'' (William Sherwood Fox, in Silken Lines and Silver Hooks); and (4) Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. These quotes may be interpreted as reflecting skepticism regarding the honesty of fisherman, and probably do not reflect adequate admiration for a creative imagination. Is it fair to criticize a person for believing a falsehood that he or she sincerely believes to be true? The fisherman simultaneously invents the lie, and believes in it himself. The parallel with theoretical physics is perhaps only approximate, although we physicists may invent stories that we come to believe, on some rare occasions our ideas actually correspond to a more or less true descriptions of nature. These minor philosophical differences are not really the central issue, however. It is more to the point that both fishermen and scientists enjoy creating a good story, and we also enjoy a story well told. The correct mixture of truth, lie, fantasy and excitement is a witches brew.

  1. Fish habitat mitigation measures for hydrotechnical projects

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    In recent years, the identification and mitigation of environmental impacts of hydrotechnical projects, particularly on fish and fish habitats, have become a major component of project planning and design. Potential impacts to fish and fish habitat may include increased fish mortality, decreased species diversity, and loss or decreases in fish production due to loss of habitat or alteration of its suitability. These impacts arise from flooding of riverine habitat, alteration of flow quantity and distribution, changes in morphology, and alteration of water quality, including suspended sediments, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and mercury. The results of a study for the Canadian Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Central and Arctic Region, examining fish habitat mitigation techniques for their applicability to hydrotechnical projects in Canada are summarized. The requirements for achievement and verification of the no net loss policy for a project are discussed. 10 refs., 2 tabs

  2. Motives, barriers and quality evaluation in fish consumption situations

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    Brunsø, Karen; Verbeke, Wim; Olsen, Svein Ottar; Jeppesen, Lisbeth Fruensgaard

    2009-01-01

    though fish consumption levels differ considerably. The main motives for eating fish are health and taste, while the main barriers are price perception, smell when cooking fish, and that fish does not deliver the same level of satiety as compared to meat. Big differences are found between countries and......Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate motives and barriers for eating fish among light users and heavy users, to discuss consumer evaluation of fish quality, and to explore the existence of cross-cultural fish consumer  segments. Design/methodology/approach - Qualitative data were...

  3. Motives, barriers and quality evaluation in fish consumption situations

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    Brunsø, Karen; Verbeke, Wim; Olsen, Svein Ottar; Jeppesen, Lisbeth Fruensgaard

    2009-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate motives and barriers for eating fish among light users and heavy users, to discuss consumer evaluation of fish quality, and to explore the existence of cross-cultural fish consumer  segments. Design/methodology/approach - Qualitative data were...... though fish consumption levels differ considerably. The main motives for eating fish are health and taste, while the main barriers are price perception, smell when cooking fish, and that fish does not deliver the same level of satiety as compared to meat. Big differences are found between countries and...

  4. Pressure-induced superconductivity in the iron-based ladder material BaFe2S3

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    Takahashi, Hiroki; Sugimoto, Akira; Nambu, Yusuke; Yamauchi, Touru; Hirata, Yasuyuki; Kawakami, Takateru; Avdeev, Maxim; Matsubayashi, Kazuyuki; Du, Fei; Kawashima, Chizuru; Soeda, Hideto; Nakano, Satoshi; Uwatoko, Yoshiya; Ueda, Yutaka; Sato, Taku J.; Ohgushi, Kenya

    2015-10-01

    All the iron-based superconductors identified so far share a square lattice composed of Fe atoms as a common feature, despite having different crystal structures. In copper-based materials, the superconducting phase emerges not only in square-lattice structures but also in ladder structures. Yet iron-based superconductors without a square-lattice motif have not been found, despite being actively sought out. Here, we report the discovery of pressure-induced superconductivity in the iron-based spin-ladder material BaFe2S3, a Mott insulator with striped-type magnetic ordering below ~120 K. On the application of pressure this compound exhibits a metal-insulator transition at about 11 GPa, followed by the appearance of superconductivity below Tc = 14 K, right after the onset of the metallic phase. Our findings indicate that iron-based ladder compounds represent promising material platforms, in particular for studying the fundamentals of iron-based superconductivity.

  5. The Deadlock Recovery Problem in the AGV System with the Ladder Guidepath Layout and its Computational Complexity

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    Koizumi, Kenji; Masuyama, Shigeru

    This paper proposes the minimum time deadlock recovery problem in the AGV system with the ladder guidepath layout(DRPL, for short) and analyzes its computational complexity. In order to analyze the computational complexity, this paper introduces the decision problem version of DRPL to ask whether all deadlocks in the AGV system are recoverable within predetermined time, and NP-hardness in a special case of the problem is proved. Moreover, the condition by which the problem becomes NP-hard when the AGV system has a ladder guidepath layout is clarified, and we propose a polynomial time algorithm that solves the optimization problem version of this problem whenever the problem in the ladder guidepath layout is not NP-hard.

  6. Implementability of two-qubit unitary operations over the butterfly network and the ladder network with free classical communication

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    We investigate distributed implementation of two-qubit unitary operations over two primitive networks, the butterfly network and the ladder network, as a first step to apply network coding for quantum computation. By classifying two-qubit unitary operations in terms of the Kraus-Cirac number, the number of non-zero parameters describing the global part of two-qubit unitary operations, we analyze which class of two-qubit unitary operations is implementable over these networks with free classical communication. For the butterfly network, we show that two classes of two-qubit unitary operations, which contain all Clifford, controlled-unitary and matchgate operations, are implementable over the network. For the ladder network, we show that two-qubit unitary operations are implementable over the network if and only if their Kraus-Cirac number do not exceed the number of the bridges of the ladder

  7. Homogeneous line width of rare-earth-doped glasses for levels in a Stark level ladder: A new simple rule

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    Concentrating on higher Stark states in multiplet ladders of lanthanide-doped glasses, we show that at 10 K, the homogeneous widths along Stark ladders vary quasi-linearly with the energy position in the ladder. Assuming that the mechanisms creating the homogeneous widths are first-order processes, either direct processes or two-phonon non-radiative transitions, the observed behavior is simply explained by the fact that energy separations between Stark levels for usual glasses are less, i.e., not far from kT D, the Debye energy. This in turn provides quasi-equal phonon transition probabilities between individual Stark states. A simple theoretical relationship is derived and compared with experiments

  8. Appearance of magnetic long range order in the spin ladder compound LaCuO2.5

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    We report here the two current topics in the ladder compounds.1. The new ladder compound LaCuO2.5 recently discovered by Hiroi and Takano shows a clear sign of magnetic long range order at around 125 K observed by ?+SR technique. This result demonstrates that the ground state of LaCuO2.5 is not a spin liquid state, but a magnetically ordered state.2. Superconductivity has been found in the ladder material (Sr,Ca)14Cu24O41 under high pressure between 3 GPa and 4.5 GPa. The superconducting transition temperatures Tc (onset) are 12 K and 9 K at 3 GPa and 4.5 GPa, respectively

  9. Implementability of two-qubit unitary operations over the butterfly network and the ladder network with free classical communication

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    Akibue, Seiseki [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Murao, Mio [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and NanoQuine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    2014-12-04

    We investigate distributed implementation of two-qubit unitary operations over two primitive networks, the butterfly network and the ladder network, as a first step to apply network coding for quantum computation. By classifying two-qubit unitary operations in terms of the Kraus-Cirac number, the number of non-zero parameters describing the global part of two-qubit unitary operations, we analyze which class of two-qubit unitary operations is implementable over these networks with free classical communication. For the butterfly network, we show that two classes of two-qubit unitary operations, which contain all Clifford, controlled-unitary and matchgate operations, are implementable over the network. For the ladder network, we show that two-qubit unitary operations are implementable over the network if and only if their Kraus-Cirac number do not exceed the number of the bridges of the ladder.

  10. Fish screens at hydroelectric diversions

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    Preventing downstream migrating fish from entering the turbines at hydroelectric projects is a standard mitigation goal of state and federal fishery management agencies. The object is to minimize the adverse impacts to the fish associated with the exclusion and passage through the bypass water conveyance facilities. In the western United States, most of the fishery management agencies have fish screen design criteria that focus on the approach and transportational velocities, maximum opening dimensions of the screen material, and the cleaning standards. Recently, more attention has been given to fish behavioral traits such as attraction and sustained and darting swimming speed, which has resulted in more attention to the position of the screens to the flow and the length of time the downstream migrants are exposed to the screens. Criteria for length of time of exposure, size and position of bypass, flow and velocities in the bypass entrances, discharge requirements back into the receiving water, and exposure to predation have created unique challenges to the fish screen designer. This paper discusses some of the more recent types of fixed fish screens that are being installed at hydroelectric plants that meet these challenges

  11. Multi-mode traffic-induced vibrations in composite ladder-deck bridges under heavy moving vehicles

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    Camara, A.; Ruiz-Teran, A. M.

    2015-10-01

    Composite (steel-concrete) ladder-decks represent one of the most common solutions in road bridges nowadays. In these structures the Serviceability Limit State (SLS) of vibrations is traditionally ignored or roughly addressed by means of simple static deflection-based approaches, inherently assuming that the vibrations are controlled by the fundamental longitudinal mode. This work demonstrates that a wide range of high-order vibrational modes, involving the transverse flexure of the slab between longitudinal girders, govern the accelerations recorded in the deck and inside the vehicles. In addition, a new methodology for analysing the Vehicle-Bridge Interaction is proposed, including the approaching platforms, the transition slabs, and the bridge joints. The results suggest that the riding comfort for vehicle users is specially affected by direct effects on the wheels, like the road roughness and possible construction misalignments at the bridge joints, as well as low-frequency vibrations coming from the deck in short or slender bridges. The filtering effects resulting from the average of the response in time and in space when calculating the root mean square acceleration are also explored, and new design parameters are provided. In addition, several structural features (such as the depth and spacing of the longitudinal and transverse steel beams, the thickness of the concrete slab, and the stiffness of the cantilever cross beams at the diaphragm sections) have been studied, and a set of new design criteria has been established. It has been demonstrated that the transverse flexibility of the deck (specially influenced by the support conditions and the slab thickness) is critically important for the users' (pedestrians and vehicle passengers) comfort, as it controls the aforementioned high-order vibrational modes which govern the dynamic response.

  12. Interband optical absorption in the Wannier-Stark ladder under the electron-LO-phonon resonance condition

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    Interband optical absorption in the Wannier-Stark ladder in the presence of the electron-LO-phonon resonance is investigated theoretically. The electron-LO-phonon resonance occurs when the energy spacing between adjacent Stark-ladder levels coincides with the LO-phonon energy. We propose a model describing the polaron effect in a superlattice. Calculations show that the absorption line shape is strongly modified due to the polaron effect under the electron-LO-phonon resonance condition. We consider optical phenomena in a normal magnetic field that leads to enhancement of polaron effects. (author). 17 refs, 5 figs

  13. Low-energy properties of antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg ladders with an odd number of legs

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    Frischmuth, Beat; Haas, Stephan; Sierra, German; Rice, T. M.

    1997-02-01

    An effective low-energy description for multileg spin- Heisenberg ladders with an odd number of legs is proposed. Using a recently developed Monte Carlo loop algorithm and exact-diagonalization techniques, the uniform and staggered magnetic susceptibility and the entropy are calculated for ladders with one, three, and five legs. These systems show a low-temperature scaling behavior similar to spin- chains with longer ranged unfrustrated exchange interactions. The spinon velocity does not change as the number of legs increases, but the energy scale parameter decreases markedly.

  14. Low-energy properties of antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg ladders with an odd number of legs

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    Frischmuth, B; Sierra, G; Rice, T M; Frischmuth, Beat; Haas, Stephan; Sierra, German

    1997-01-01

    An effective low-energy description for multi-leg spin-1/2 Heisenberg ladders with an odd number of legs is proposed. Using a newly developed Monte Carlo loop algorithm and exact diagonalization techniques, the uniform and staggered magnetic susceptibility and the entropy are calculated for ladders with 1, 3, and 5 legs. These systems show a low-temperature scaling behavior similar to spin-1/2 chains with longer ranged unfrustrated exchange interactions. The spinon velocity does not change as the number of legs increases, but the energy scale parameter decreases markedly.

  15. Electroreflectance and transfer-matrix analysis of Stark-ladder transitions in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice

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    Nakayama, M.; Tanaka, I.; Doguchi, T.; Koh, S.; Nishimura, H.; Kawashima, K.; Fujiwara, K.

    We have investigated Stark-ladder transitions in a GaAs(6.4 nm)/AlAs(0.9 nm) superlattice (SL) by using electroreflectance (ER) and photocurrent (PC) spectroscopy for the detection and a simple transfer-matrix (TM) method for the analysis. It is demonstrated that ER spectroscopies is much more sensitive to detect the Stark-ladder transitions than PC spectroscopy and that the TM method is powerful for the analysis. In addition, we discuss the resonant coupling between the Wannier-Stark localization states of the electron subbands from the ER results and the TM analysis.

  16. Field-controlled magnetic order in the quantum spin-ladder system (Hpip)2CuBr4

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    Thielemann, B.; Rüegg, C.

    2009-01-01

    Neutron diffraction is used to investigate the field-induced, antiferromagnetically ordered state in the two-leg spin-ladder material (Hpip)(2)CuBr4. This "classical" phase, a consequence of weak interladder coupling, is nevertheless highly unconventional: its properties are influenced strongly by the spin Luttinger-liquid state of the ladder subunits. We determine directly the order parameter (transverse magnetization), the ordering temperature, the spin structure, and the critical exponents around the transition. We introduce a minimal microscopic model for the interladder coupling and calculate the quantum fluctuation corrections to the mean-field interaction.

  17. The impact of product experience, product involvement and verbal processing style on consumers' cognitive structure with regard to fresh fish

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    SØrensen, Elin; Grunert, Klaus G.

    1996-01-01

    Executive summary 1) The means-end chain model has been widely advocated for the understanding of how consumers perceive self-relevant consequences of products. The model implies that subjective product meaning is established by associations between product attributes and more abstract, more central cognitive categories like values. A means-end chain consists of concrete product attributes, abstract product attributes, functional consequences, psychosocial consequences, instrumental values, a terminal values. 2) The most common method of measuring means-end chains has been the laddering interview technique. Laddering is a semi-qualitative technique which is open for the respondent's own answers without flooding the interviewer with data, as do other qualitative techniques. The results from the laddering interviews are coded and usually presented in a so-called hierarchical value map. 3) However popular, a number of problems with means-end chain analysis have been pointed out. In this paper we report how threevariables affect the outcome of a laddering study, namely (1) product experience, (2) product involvement, and (3) verbal processing style. 4) 90 respondents in the Copenhagen area were interviewed. Respondents were asked to rank four meat types, ie, (1) a fresh, whole, gutted plaice, (2) a package of frozen fish fillets, (3) a whole, frozen chicken, and (4) a package of fresh pork chops, according to how likely it would be that they would use them for a hot meal on a work Respondents were asked to give reasons for the ranking, and from the answers given, laddering procedures were carried out. 5) At the aggregate level, ie when comparing hierarchical value maps across different groups of consumers, the investigation showed that less involved consumers perceived more negative consequences of the consumption of fresh plaice than did the more involved consumers. Fresh fish is perceived to be difficult to get hold of ­ it has to be bought at the fishmonger's ­ di to prepare, and difficult to eat. These aspects are considered time-consuming and result in less time spent with the family. Both the less involved and the more involved consumers regard fresh plaice as healthy. 6) At the individual level, ie when comparing the amount and character of the data provided by the individual respondents, we found that consumers' level of experience had a significant positive relationship with the number of ladders retrieved in the interviews and a significant ne relationship with the proportion of consequence categories. There was no effect on the value categories' share of the total number of categories. As for consumers' level of involvement we found a significant positive correlation with the number of ladders provided in the interviews. Consumers' tendency towards a verbal processing style seemed to have no influence on neither the number of ladders, average length of the ladders, nor the proportion of value categories in the data set. 7) The study seems to indicate that it is possible to employ laddering with consumers withboth higher and lower degrees of involvement and experience. The study also showed that the respondent's capability of verbal processing had no influence on the results. method can therefore not be said to be more or less applicable to respondents with varying degrees of verbal processing ability.

  18. Fishing amplifies forage fish population collapses.

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    Essington, Timothy E; Moriarty, Pamela E; Froehlich, Halley E; Hodgson, Emma E; Koehn, Laura E; Oken, Kiva L; Siple, Margaret C; Stawitz, Christine C

    2015-05-26

    Forage fish support the largest fisheries in the world but also play key roles in marine food webs by transferring energy from plankton to upper trophic-level predators, such as large fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Fishing can, thereby, have far reaching consequences on marine food webs unless safeguards are in place to avoid depleting forage fish to dangerously low levels, where dependent predators are most vulnerable. However, disentangling the contributions of fishing vs. natural processes on population dynamics has been difficult because of the sensitivity of these stocks to environmental conditions. Here, we overcome this difficulty by collating population time series for forage fish populations that account for nearly two-thirds of global catch of forage fish to identify the fingerprint of fisheries on their population dynamics. Forage fish population collapses shared a set of common and unique characteristics: high fishing pressure for several years before collapse, a sharp drop in natural population productivity, and a lagged response to reduce fishing pressure. Lagged response to natural productivity declines can sharply amplify the magnitude of naturally occurring population fluctuations. Finally, we show that the magnitude and frequency of collapses are greater than expected from natural productivity characteristics and therefore, likely attributed to fishing. The durations of collapses, however, were not different from those expected based on natural productivity shifts. A risk-based management scheme that reduces fishing when populations become scarce would protect forage fish and their predators from collapse with little effect on long-term average catches. PMID:25848018

  19. Defect motions and smearing of Shapiro steps in Josephson-junction ladders under magnetic frustration

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    We present simulation results on the dynamics of 1D Josephson ladder arrays at zero temperature in the presence of uniform magnetic fields when dc plus ac currents are applied. For a frustration f=p/q, the dynamics of the array can be described by the reduced equations for only q variables, if the initial configuration is assumed to be invariant under the q-lattice translation. When dc plus ac currents are injected, fractional Shapiro steps are found at time-averaged voltage left-angle V right-angle=(n/q)(??/2e) with n an integer and ? the external driving frequency. If the ladder array is wound into an annular geometry, we can have defects in the vortex configuration depending on the initial random-phase configuration which cannot evolve into q-periodic states, and these defects are shown to smear the Shapiro steps. The dynamic resistance on the smeared Shapiro step is proportional to the number density of the defects

  20. Trait anxiety and goal difficulty on learning to climb the Bachman ladder.

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    Neiva, Jaqueline F O; Barros, Joao A C; Meira, Cassio M

    2014-04-01

    This study examined the effects of trait anxiety and goal setting on learning of the Bachman ladder. It was hypothesized that easy goals would increase learning for individuals with high trait anxiety while hard goals would increase learning for individuals with low trait anxiety. 80 high school students (40 boys, 40 girls; M age = 15 yr., SD = 1.0) filled out the Brazilian State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for trait anxiety. The experiment was divided into four phases: acquisition, immediate transfer (after 5 min.), delayed transfer, and retention (after 24 hr.). On the transfer phases, the participants started climbing the ladder with the foot opposite of that used in acquisition. Participants were assigned to one of four experimental groups combining high and low anxiety traits and hard and easy goals. Variances were analyzed with repeated measurements on the last factor of all phases. The results showed the performance increased during the acquisition phase and no effects were observed in any phases. PMID:24897874

  1. Fabrication of nanochannels with ladder nanostructure at the bottom using AFM nanoscratching method.

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    Yan, Yongda; Geng, Yanquan; Hu, Zhenjiang; Zhao, Xuesen; Yu, Bowen; Zhang, Qi

    2014-01-01

    This letter presents a novel atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based nanomanufacturing method combining the tip scanning with the high-precision stage movement to fabricate nanochannels with ladder nanostructure at the bottom by continuous scanning with a fixed scan size. Different structures can be obtained according to the matching relation of the tip feeding velocity and the precision stage moving velocity. This relationship was first studied in detail to achieve nanochannels with different ladder nanostructures at the bottom. Machining experiments were then performed to fabricate nanochannels on an aluminum alloy surface to demonstrate the capability of this AFM-based fabrication method presented in this study. Results show that the feed value and the tip orientation in the removing action play important roles in this method which has a significant effect on the machined surfaces. Finally, the capacity of this method to fabricate a large-scale nanochannel was also demonstrated. This method has the potential to advance the existing AFM tip-based nanomanufacturing technique of the formation these complex structures by increasing the removal speed, simplifying the processing procedure and achieving the large-scale nanofabrication. PMID:24940171

  2. Spinful fermionic ladders at incommensurate filling: Phase diagram, local perturbations, and ionic potentials

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    Carr, Sam T., E-mail: S.T.Carr@kent.ac.uk [School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NH (United Kingdom); Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten Materie, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, 76128 Karlsruhe (Germany); DFG Center for Functional Nanostructures, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, 76128 Karlsruhe (Germany); Narozhny, Boris N. [Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten Materie, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, 76128 Karlsruhe (Germany); DFG Center for Functional Nanostructures, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, 76128 Karlsruhe (Germany); Nersesyan, Alexander A. [The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 34100, Trieste (Italy)

    2013-12-15

    We study the effect of external potential on transport properties of the fermionic two-leg ladder model. The response of the system to a local perturbation is strongly dependent on the ground state properties of the system and especially on the dominant correlations. We categorize all phases and transitions in the model (for incommensurate filling) and introduce “hopping-driven transitions” that the system undergoes as the inter-chain hopping is increased from zero. We also describe the response of the system to an ionic potential. The physics of this effect is similar to that of the single impurity, except that the ionic potential can affect the bulk properties of the system and in particular induce true long range order. -- Highlights: •We study low temperature electronic properties of a two leg ladder. •We find a wide variety of phase transitions as a function of model parameters. •We study the effect of impurities on these models. •Conductance may be very sensitive to the structure of these impurities.

  3. Star formation relations and CO SLEDs across the J-ladder and redshift

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    Greve, T R; Xilouris, E M; Weiss, A; Zhang, Z -Y; van der Werf, P; Aalto, S; Armus, L; Diaz-Santos, T; Evans, A S; Fischer, J; Gao, Y; Gonzalez-Alfonso, E; Harris, A; Henkel, C; Meijerink, R; Naylor, D A; Smith, H A; Spaans, M; Stacey, G J; Veilleux, S; Walter, F

    2014-01-01

    We present FIR-CO luminosity relations ($\\log L_{\\rm FIR} = \\alpha \\log L'_{\\rm CO} + \\beta$) for the full CO rotational ladder from J=1-0 to J=13-12 for 62 local (z 1) by including 35 (sub)-millimeter selected dusty star forming galaxies from the literature with robust CO observations. The addition of luminous starbursts at high redshifts enlarge the range of the FIR-CO luminosity relations towards the high-IR-luminosity end while also significantly increasing the small amount of mid-/high-J CO line data available prior to Herschel. This new data-set (both in terms of IR luminosity and J-ladder) reveals linear FIR-CO luminosity relations ($\\alpha \\sim 1$) for J=1-0 up to J=5-4, with a nearly constant normalisation ($\\beta \\sim 2$). This is expected from the (also) linear FIR-(molecular line) relations found for the dense gas tracer lines (HCN and CS), as long as the dense gas mass fraction does not vary strongly within our (merger/starburst)-dominated sample. However from J=6-5 and up to J=13-12 we find an ...

  4. Single molecule studies of a ladder type conjugated polymer: vibronic spectra, line widths, and energy transfer.

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    Zickler, Martin F; Feist, Florian A; Jacob, Josemon; Müllen, Klaus; Basché, Thomas

    2015-06-01

    Confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy are employed to investigate single poly(ladder-type pentaphenylene) (LPPentP) molecules dispersed in thin poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films at 1.2 K. Emission spectra of single chains show single as well as multi-chromophore emission indicating variegated communication along the chains. The vibronic structure in the emission spectra resembles the one found for other ladder-type polymers. Purely electronic zero-phonon lines in emission are substantially broadened, most probably due to fast spectral diffusion. By surmounting the limitations of emission spectroscopy, nonemitting donor chromophores, which transfer their excitation energy in a radiationless manner to emitting chromophores, are accessed by excitation spectroscopy. Remarkably, by comparing the data of emitting and nonemitting chromophores a contribution to the zero-phonon excitation line width has to be considered which places a lower limit on the estimated energy transfer time of several picoseconds between adjacent chromophores. Finally, the data indicate qualitatively a restricted flexibility of LPPentP compared to poly[2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene] (MEH-PPV). PMID:25823880

  5. Spinful fermionic ladders at incommensurate filling: Phase diagram, local perturbations, and ionic potentials

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    We study the effect of external potential on transport properties of the fermionic two-leg ladder model. The response of the system to a local perturbation is strongly dependent on the ground state properties of the system and especially on the dominant correlations. We categorize all phases and transitions in the model (for incommensurate filling) and introduce “hopping-driven transitions” that the system undergoes as the inter-chain hopping is increased from zero. We also describe the response of the system to an ionic potential. The physics of this effect is similar to that of the single impurity, except that the ionic potential can affect the bulk properties of the system and in particular induce true long range order. -- Highlights: •We study low temperature electronic properties of a two leg ladder. •We find a wide variety of phase transitions as a function of model parameters. •We study the effect of impurities on these models. •Conductance may be very sensitive to the structure of these impurities

  6. Energy-efficient hydrogen separation by AB-type ladder-polymer molecular sieves

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    Ghanem, Bader

    2014-07-19

    The synthesis, microstructures, and exceptional gas transport properties of two new soluble ladder polymers, polymers of intrinsic microporosity (TPIM-1 and TPIM-2) containing triptycene moieties substituted with branched isopropyl and linear propyl chains at the 9,10-bridgeheads were reported. The precursor A-B monomers were modified with an o -difluoride functionality for enhanced activation for nucleophilic aromatic substitution. In a Schlenk tube, a mixture of the A-B monomer, 18-crown-6, anhydrous DMF and anhydrous potassium carbonate was stirred at 155 °C under nitrogen atmosphere for 20 min followed by the addition of toluene. The reaction was continued for another 45 min and more toluene was added. After another 45 min the reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature and poured into methanol. Slow evaporation of filtered, dilute 3-5 wt% chloroform solutions from a leveled glass plate yielded isotropic polymer films. Dry membranes were soaked in methanol for 24 h, air-dried, and then heated at 120°C for 24 h under high vacuum to remove any traces of residual solvent. TPIM-1 exhibits simultaneous boosts in permeability and selectivity, which highlights the significant potential of an isopropyl-substituted triptycene moiety as a contortion center for ladder PIMs.

  7. The Spin Dynamics of the Spin Ladder, Dimer Chain Material $Sr_{14}Cu_{24}O_{41}$

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    Eccleston, R S; Akimitsu, J; Eisaki, H; Motoyama, N; Uchida, S I; Eccleston, Roger S; Uehara, Masatomo; Akimitsu, Jun; Eisaki, Hiroshi; Motoyama, Naoki; Uchida, Shin-ichi

    1998-01-01

    We have performed inelastic neutron scattering on a single crystal sample of Sr14Cu24O41 to study the spin dynamics of the Cu2O3 spin ladder layers, and CuO2 chains. Data collected with incident energies of 50 meV, 200 meV, 350 meV and 500 meV are best fitted with a dispersion with a spin gap of 32.5+/-0.1 meV and a maximum of 193.52.4 meV, consistent with a coupling along the ladders, J|| = 130 meV and a rung coupling J^=72 meV. We find that excitations with an energy transfer of approximately 11.5 meV can be described solely in terms of a dimer chain with an antiferromagnetic intra-dimer coupling, J1 = 11.2 meV, between next-nearest-neighbour Cu ions and a ferromagnetic inter-dimer coupling, J2 = -1.1 meV. The dimers are separated by two Cu ions providing a periodicity for the dimer chain of five units.

  8. Ladder operators and a dynamical SU(2) group symmetry of the hydrogen atom system

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    By invoking a standard variable transformation x ? y ?  x2 that connects the eigenvalue problems of the hydrogen atom system (Coulomb potential) and the Kratzer oscillator system V(x)=(1/2)(m ?2x2+Kx?2), we obtain a system of ladder operators ?nl± (l  = 0,1,2, … ,n  ? 1) that connect the degenerate energy eigenstates (belonging to different l-values) of the hydrogen atom system. Using such quantum number specific operators as the precursors, we develop a general method of constructing quantum number independent ladder operators P-hat ±; and then investigate the general conditions for these operators to form a realization of the su(2) algebra. In the process, we demonstrate that, in general, a finite-dimensional linear vector space carries a realization of the su(2) algebra. Applying the method to the case at hand, we show that for the hydrogen atom system the operators P-hat ± and P-hat 0?(1/2)[ P-hat +, P-hat ?] form an su(2) algebra. The Hamiltonian is identified with the Casimir operator of the algebra, thereby revealing a dynamical SU(2) group symmetry of the hydrogen atom system. (paper)

  9. Study of Pairing Correlations in the Attractive Hubbard Model on Chains, Ladders and Squares

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    Guerrero, M; Gubernatis, J E

    1999-01-01

    We report the results of zero temperature quantum Monte Carlo simulations and zero temperature mean-field calculations of the attractive Hubbard model on chains, ladders, and square lattices. We investigated the predictability of the BCS approximation, the dimensional cross-over of the pairing correlation function from one to two dimensions as a function of the ladder width, and the scaling of these correlations to the thermodynamic limit of the two-dimensional model. We found that the BCS wave function is quantitatively correct only for small values of $U/t$. For the system sizes, electron fillings, and interaction strengths studied, we never saw the dimensional cross-over. In general our ability to achieve the dimensional cross-over and accurate scaling to the thermodynamic limit was limited by the size of the systems we could simulate. For these sizes, although we saw the necessary signature of ODLRO, the properties of the model did not vary monotonically with increasing system size because of shell effect...

  10. Got a Sick Fish?

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    ... Welfare Veterinary Careers Public Health Got a sick fish? Fish with disease can show a variety of signs. If you notice your pet fish having any unusual disease signs, contact your veterinarian ...

  11. Sport Fishing Regulations

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The regulations for sport fishing on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge are outlined in this document. Fishing is only permitted from sunrise to sunset, and only...

  12. Dam crossing by migrating fish. State of the technique

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    In the first part of this paper, the present state of design of fish ways is reviewed, focusing on the interest and the limits of each type of fish facility. The second part deals with downstream migration problems at hydroelectric power plants: fish damage in spillways and hydraulic turbines and design of fish screening and other diversionary techniques used to prevent entry of downstream migrant into intakes. 14 refs., 13 figs

  13. Hydrokinetic turbine effects on fish swimming behaviour.

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    Hammar, Linus; Andersson, Sandra; Eggertsen, Linda; Haglund, Johan; Gullström, Martin; Ehnberg, Jimmy; Molander, Sverker

    2013-01-01

    Hydrokinetic turbines, targeting the kinetic energy of fast-flowing currents, are under development with some turbines already deployed at ocean sites around the world. It remains virtually unknown as to how these technologies affect fish, and rotor collisions have been postulated as a major concern. In this study the effects of a vertical axis hydrokinetic rotor with rotational speeds up to 70 rpm were tested on the swimming patterns of naturally occurring fish in a subtropical tidal channel. Fish movements were recorded with and without the rotor in place. Results showed that no fish collided with the rotor and only a few specimens passed through rotor blades. Overall, fish reduced their movements through the area when the rotor was present. This deterrent effect on fish increased with current speed. Fish that passed the rotor avoided the near-field, about 0.3 m from the rotor for benthic reef fish. Large predatory fish were particularly cautious of the rotor and never moved closer than 1.7 m in current speeds above 0.6 ms(-1). The effects of the rotor differed among taxa and feeding guilds and it is suggested that fish boldness and body shape influenced responses. In conclusion, the tested hydrokinetic turbine rotor proved non-hazardous to fish during the investigated conditions. However, the results indicate that arrays comprising multiple turbines may restrict fish movements, particularly for large species, with possible effects on habitat connectivity if migration routes are exploited. Arrays of the investigated turbine type and comparable systems should therefore be designed with gaps of several metres width to allow large fish to pass through. In combination with further research the insights from this study can be used for guiding the design of hydrokinetic turbine arrays where needed, so preventing ecological impacts. PMID:24358334

  14. Fishing Fish Stem Cells and Nuclear Transplants

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fish has been the subject of various research fields, ranging from ecology, evolution, physiology and toxicology to aquaculture. In the past decades fish has attracted considerable attention for functional genomics, cancer biology and developmental genetics, in particular nuclear transfer for understanding of cytoplasmic-nuclear relationship. This special issue reports on recent progress made in fish stem cells and nuclear transfer.

  15. Microbiological spoilage of fish and fish products

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    Gram, Lone; Huss, Hans Henrik

    1996-01-01

    Spoilage of fresh and lightly preserved fish products is caused by microbial action. This paper reviews the current knowledge in terms of the microbiology of fish and fish products with particular emphasis on identification of specific spoilage bacteria and the qualitative and quantitative biochemical indicators of spoilage. Shewanzella putrefaciens and Pseudomonas spp. are the specific spoilage bacteria of iced fresh fish regardless of the origin of the fish. Modified atmosphere stored marine fish from temperate waters are spoiled by the CO2 resistant Photobacterium phosphoreum whereas Gram- positive bacteria are likely spoilers of CO2 packed fish from fresh or tropical waters. Fish products with high salt contents may spoil due to growth of halophilic bacteria (salted fish) or growth of anaerobic bacteria and yeasts (barrel salted fish). Whilst the spoilage of fresh and highly salted fish is well understood, much less is known about spoilage of lightly preserved fish products. It is concluded that the spoilage is probably caused by lactic acid bacteria, certain psychrotrophic Enterobacteriaceae and/or Photobacterium phosphoreum. However, more work is needed in this area

  16. Microbiological spoilage of fish and fish products

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    Gram, Lone; Huss, Hans Henrik

    1996-01-01

    Spoilage of fresh and lightly preserved fish products is caused by microbial action. This paper reviews the current knowledge in terms of the microbiology of fish and fish products with particular emphasis on identification of specific spoilage bacteria and the qualitative and quantitative...

  17. FWS Special Designation Areas

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This data layer depicts the Special Designations that have been placed upon the lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North...

  18. 50 CFR 600.508 - Fishing operations.

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    2010-10-01

    ... such other circumstances as may be designated in this subpart or the permit. (e) Joint ventures. Each... FFV's of that Nation are permitted, whenever and wherever joint venture operations are authorized by.... fishing vessels. These joint venture operations with U.S. fishing vessels may be conducted throughout...

  19. Teachers' Career Ladder Policy in Ethiopia: An Opportunity for Professional Growth or ''a Stick Disguised as a Carrot?''

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    Tekleselassie, Abebayehu A.

    2005-01-01

    In response to the ever-declining status of the teaching profession, and its adverse effects on the country's educational system, the Federal Ministry of Education in Ethiopia introduced a policy of the teachers' career ladder in 1994. While reformers believe that the introduction of the policy has improved the condition of the teaching…

  20. Knowing One's Lot in Life versus Climbing the Social Ladder: The Formation of Redistributive Preferences in Urban China

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    Smyth, Russell; Mishra, Vinod; Qian, Xiaolei

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines, how individual preferences for redistribution in general and redistribution to improve access to education, improve social protection for the poor, reduce income inequality and reduce unemployment depend on beliefs about what determines one's lot in life and self-assessed prospects for climbing the social ladder in urban…

  1. Heat transport imaging in the spin-ladder compound Ca9La5Cu24O41

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    All-optical heat transport imaging on the spin-ladder compound Ca9La5Cu24O41 is presented. A 'time-of-flight' principle is discussed along with its experimental verification which can be used to measure the bulk thermal diffusion constant. The results of the thermal imaging experiments clearly demonstrate anisotropic magnon heat transport

  2. Knowing One's Lot in Life versus Climbing the Social Ladder: The Formation of Redistributive Preferences in Urban China

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    Smyth, Russell; Mishra, Vinod; Qian, Xiaolei

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines, how individual preferences for redistribution in general and redistribution to improve access to education, improve social protection for the poor, reduce income inequality and reduce unemployment depend on beliefs about what determines one's lot in life and self-assessed prospects for climbing the social ladder in urban…

  3. Non-monotonic mobility vs. length dependence observed in electrophoretic separation of 25 bp DNA ladder in Pluronic gels.

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    You, Seungyong; van Winkle, David

    2009-03-01

    We electrophoresed a double-stranded DNA ladder first in an agarose gel, then in gels of Pluronic F-127 at room temperature. The DNA ladder consisted of 19 discrete fragments ranging in length from 25 to 450 bp at 25 bp increments plus 500 bp. The DNA fragments were first separated in agarose gel and stacked normally with 25 bp having the highest mobility. A single lane of the separated DNA ladder in the agarose gel was inserted at the edge of a Pluronic gel slab. The DNA was electrophoresed from the agarose into the Pluronic gels perpendicular to the original separation axis. Mobilities of DNA fragments increased from 25 bp to 175 bp and then decreased from 175 bp to 500 bp. The 25 bp and 500 bp bands of the ladder had approximately the same mobility in several different Pluronic gel concentrations. Both were slower than most bands in between. The highest mobility fragments with length of 175 bp have 59.5 nm contour length which is about 3.5 times the diameter of a micelle (17 nm). This result suggests a crossover from chromatographic separation to electrophoretic separation for these short DNAs. This research is supported by the state of Florida (Martech) and Research Corporation.

  4. Double-helical - ladder structural transition in the B-DNA is induced by a loss of dispersion energy.

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    ?erný, Ji?í; Kabelá?, Martin; Hobza, Pavel

    2008-01-01

    Ro?. 130, ?. 47 (2008), s. 16055-16059. ISSN 0002-7863 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC512; GA AV ?R IAA400550808 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : B-DNA * double-helical structure * ladder-like structure Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 8.091, year: 2008

  5. Detection of apoptotic DNA ladder in pig leukocytes and its precision using LM - PCR (ligation mediated polymerase chain reaction).

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    Matalová, Eva; Španová, A.

    2002-01-01

    Ro?. 71, ?. 3 (2002), s. 163-168. ISSN 0001-7213 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA304/01/0850; GA AV ?R KSK6005114 Keywords : apoptosis * phagocytosis * DNA ladder Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 0.370, year: 2002

  6. The Bethe-Salpeter Equation for the Imaginary Part of the Scattering Amplitude in the Ladder Approximation

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    Gadjiev, S A

    2001-01-01

    Scattering amplitude of fermions and bosons in the ladder approximation at high energies is investigated. For the imaginary part of the scattering amplitude the set of Bethe-Salpeter type integral equations is constructed. Solutions of this set in the Regge asymptotic form are found. The impact of mass parameters on the behavior of the amplitude at high energies is studied.

  7. Plastic fish

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2015-01-01

    In terms of weight, the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is estimated to be around 300,000 tonnes. This plastic comes from both land-based and ocean-based sources. A lecture at CERN by chemist Wolfgang Trettnak addressed this issue and highlighted the role of art in raising people’s awareness.   Artwork by Wolfgang Trettnak. Packaging materials, consumer goods (shoes, kids’ toys, etc.), leftovers from fishing and aquaculture activities… our oceans and beaches are full of plastic litter. Most of the debris from beaches is plastic bottles. “PET bottles have high durability and stability,” explains Wolfgang Trettnak, a chemist by education and artist from Austria, who gave a lecture on this topic organised by the Staff Association at CERN on 26 May. “PET degrades very slowly and the estimated lifetime of a bottle is 450 years.” In addition to the beach litter accumulated from human use, rivers bring several ki...

  8. Hybrid seine for full fish community collections

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    McKenna, James E.; Waldt, Emily M.; Abbett, Ross; David, Anthony; Snyder, James

    2013-01-01

    Seines are simple and effective fish collection gears, but the net mesh size influences how well the catch represents the fish communities. We designed and tested a hybrid seine with a dual-mesh bag (1/4? and 1/8?) and compared the fish assemblage collected by each mesh. The fine-mesh net retained three times as many fish and collected more species (as many as eight), including representatives of several rare species, than did the coarser mesh. The dual-mesh bag permitted us to compare both sizes and species retained by each layer and to develop species-specific abundance correction factors, which allowed comparison of catches with the coarse-mesh seine used for earlier collections. The results indicate that a hybrid seine with coarse-mesh wings and a fine-mesh bag would enhance future studies of fish communities, especially when small-bodied fishes or early life stages are the research focus.

  9. Traditional fishing tools

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I present the traditional fishing tools used in the area of the Danube Delta. More precisely, I speak about the village of Sfantu Gheorghe, a traditional fishing village, where the fishing activity has been the main activity along the years and where, lately, there have been major changes due to the decrease of the fish species.

  10. Traditional fishing tools

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    Stoica, Georgeta

    2009-01-01

    In this paper I present the traditional fishing tools used in the area of the Danube Delta. More precisely, I speak about the village of Sfantu Gheorghe, a traditional fishing village, where the fishing activity has been the main activity along the years and where, lately, there have been major changes due to the decrease of the fish species.

  11. Review of mitigation methods for fish passage, instream flows, and water quality

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    This paper reports on current environmental mitigation practices at nonfederal hydropower projects. Information was obtained from project operators on dissolved oxygen (DO) mitigation, instream flows, upstream fish passage facilities, and downstream fish passage facilities. The most common method for DO mitigation is the use of spill flows, which are costly because of lost power generation. DO concentrations are commonly monitored, but biological effects of DO mitigation are not. At many projects, instream flow requirements have been set without reference to formalized methods. About half of the projects with instream flow requirements monitor flow rates, but few monitor fish populations to verify that instream flows are effective. Angled bar racks are the most commonly used downstream fish passage devices and fish ladders are the most commonly used upstream fish passage devices. Fish passage rates or populations have been monitored to verify the effectiveness of passage mitigation at few projects. This analysis is the first phase of an evaluation of the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of mitigation measures

  12. Thinking about going to the dentist: a Contemplation Ladder to assess dentally-avoidant individuals' readiness to go to a dentist

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    Hillstead M Blake

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Transtheoretical Model suggests that individuals vary according to their readiness to change behavior. Previous work in smoking cessation and other health areas suggests that interventions are more successful when they are tailored to an individual's stage of change with regards to the specific behavior. We report on the performance of a single-item measure ("Ladder" to assess the readiness to change dental-avoidant behavior. Methods An existing Contemplation Ladder for assessing stage of change in smoking cessation was modified to assess readiness to go to a dentist. The resulting Ladder was administered to samples of English-speaking adolescents (USA, Spanish-speaking adults (USA, and Norwegian military recruits (Norway in order to assess construct validity. The Ladder was also administered to a sample of English-speaking avoidant adolescents and young adults who were enrolled in an intervention study (USA in order to assess criterion validity. All participants also had dental examinations, and completed other questionnaires. Correlations, chi square, t tests and one-way ANOVAs were used to assess relationships between variables. Results In two samples, participants who do not go to the dentist had significantly more teeth with caries; in a third sample, participants who do not go to the dentist had significantly worse caries. Ladder scores were not significantly related to age, gender, caries, or dental fear. However, Ladder scores were significantly related to statements of intention to visit a dentist in the future and the importance of oral health. In a preliminary finding, Ladder scores at baseline also predicted whether or not the participants decided to go to a dentist in the intervention sample. Conclusions The data provide support for the convergent and divergent construct validity of the Ladder, and preliminary support for its criterion validity. The lack of relationship between dental fear and Ladder scores suggests that avoidant individuals may be helped to decide to go to a dentist using interventions which do not explicitly target their fear.

  13. Three Kinds of Fish

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    Høst, Jeppe Engset

    There are three kinds of fish. Fish you were given, fish you bought and fish you lease. This might sound a bit odd, but it is nevertheless the basis for the activities of Danish commercial fishers since the introduction of transferable fishing concessions (TFCs) in 2007. In the current 2012 reform...... known risks of market based systems are wild speculation, concentration and monopolization of fishing access and subsequent leasing with fishing communities and new entrants very likely being worse off (see for example the chapter “From fishing rights to financial derivatives” is this volume or Olson...... this article I will examine five Danish fishing operations and discuss how they have reacted in different ways to the newly introduced system of transferable fishing concessions. By introducing TFCs as a solution to fleet overcapacity, the EU Commission will also be introducing a system where buying...

  14. Thermodynamic properties of anisotropic spin ladder in a longitudinal magnetic field

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    Rezania, H.

    2015-08-01

    We address thermodynamic properties of quasi-one dimensional two leg antiferromagnetic ladder in the presence of magnetic field. A generalized bond operator formalism is used to transform the spin model to a hard core bosonic gas. We have implemented Green's function approach to obtain the temperature dependence of spin excitation spectrum in field induced spin polarized phase. The results show energy gap that vanishes at critical magnetic field for fixed values of temperatures. We have also found the temperature dependence of the specific heat and magnetization component in the magnetic field direction for various magnetic field strengths and anisotropies in the Heisenberg interactions on both leg and rung couplings. At low temperatures, the specific heat is found to be monotonically increasing with temperature for magnetic fields in the spin polarized phase region. Furthermore we studied the temperature dependence of the longitudinal magnetization for different magnetic field and anisotropy parameters.

  15. Massive 3-loop ladder diagrams for quarkonic local operator matrix elements

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    Ablinger, Jakob; Schneider, Carsten [Johannes Kepler Univ., Linz (Austria). Research Inst. for Symbolic Computation; Bluemlein, Johannes; Hasselhuhn, Alexander; Wissbrock, Fabian [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Klein, Sebastian [Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik

    2012-06-15

    3-loop diagrams of the ladder-type, which emerge for local quarkonic twist-2 operator matrix elements, are computed directly for general values of the Mellin variable N using Appell-function representations and applying modern summation technologies provided by the package Sigma and the method of hyperlogarithms. In some of the diagrams generalized harmonic sums with {xi} element of {l_brace}1,1/2,2{r_brace} emerge beyond the usual nested harmonic sums. As the asymptotic representation of the corresponding integrals shows, the generalized sums conspire giving well behaved expressions for large values of N. These diagrams contribute to the 3-loop heavy flavor Wilson coefficients of the structure functions in deep-inelastic scattering in the region Q{sup 2} >> m{sup 2}.

  16. Study of a four-level system in vee + ladder configuration

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    Bharti, Vineet

    2015-01-01

    We present the results of a theoretical study of a four-level atomic system in vee + ladder configuration using a density matrix analysis. The absorption and dispersion profiles are derived for a weak probe field and for varying strengths of the two strong control fields. For specificity, we choose energy levels of $^{87}$Rb, and present results for both stationary atoms and moving atoms in room temperature vapor. An electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) peak with negative dispersion is observed at zero probe detuning when the control fields have equal strengths, which switches to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) with positive dispersion (due to splitting of the EIA peak) when the control fields are unequal. There is significant linewidth narrowing in thermal vapor.

  17. Study of a four-level system in vee + ladder configuration

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    Bharti, Vineet; Natarajan, Vasant

    2015-12-01

    We present the results of a theoretical study of a four-level atomic system in vee + ladder configuration using a density matrix analysis. The absorption and dispersion profiles are derived for a weak probe field and for varying strengths of the two strong control fields. For specificity, we choose energy levels of 87Rb, and present results for both stationary atoms and moving atoms in room temperature vapor. An electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) peak with negative dispersion is observed at zero probe detuning when the control fields have equal strengths, which switches to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) with positive dispersion (due to splitting of the EIA peak) when the control fields are unequal. There is significant linewidth narrowing in thermal vapor.

  18. Persisting Meissner state and incommensurate phases of hard-core boson ladders in a flux

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    Di Dio, M.; De Palo, S.; Orignac, E.; Citro, R.; Chiofalo, M.-L.

    2015-08-01

    The phase diagram of a half-filled hard-core boson two-leg ladder in a flux is investigated by means of numerical simulations based on the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) algorithm and bosonization. We calculate experimentally accessible observables such as the momentum distribution, as well as rung current, density wave, and bond-order wave correlation functions, allowing us to identify the Mott Meissner and Mott vortex states. We follow the transition from commensurate Meissner to incommensurate vortex state at increasing interchain hopping until the critical value [Piraud et al. Phys. Rev. B 91, 140406 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.140406] above which the Meissner state is stable at any flux. For flux close to ? , and below the critical hopping, we observe the formation of a second incommensuration in the Mott vortex state that could be detectable in current experiments.

  19. Trichromatic ?-Pulse for Ultrafast Total Inversion of a Four-Level Ladder System

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    Carles Serrat

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available We present a numerical solution for complete population inversion in a four-level ladder system obtained by using a full ?-pulse illumination scheme with resonant ultrashort phase-locked Gaussian laser pulses. We find that a set of pulse areas such as ?3? , ?2? , and ?3? completely inverts the four-level system considering identical effective dipole coupling coefficients. The solution is consistent provided the involved electric fields are not too strong and it is amply accurate also in the case of diverse transition dipole moments. We study the effect of detuning and chirp of the laser pulses on the complete population inversion using the level structure of atomic sodium interacting with ps and fs pulses as an example. Our result opens the door for multiple applications such as efficient ultrashort pulse lasing in the UV or the engineering of quantum states for quantum computing.

  20. Stripe formation in repulsive 4-leg Hubbard ladder: Directly-extended DMRG studies

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    In order to study the ground state of the Hubbard model from a slightly doped region to an over-doped one, we directly apply the density renormalization group method to 4-leg x 20-ladder repulsive Hubbard model and calculate hole distribution profiles with changing the on-site repulsion U/t from 0 to 15 and the doping ratio from 0.025 to 0.250. The calculation results in the underdoped range reveal that various stripe structures formed by doped holes merge or separate depending on U/t and the doping ratio. We suggest that these rich features are relevant to modulated hole distributions as experimentally observed in underdoped high-Tc superconductors

  1. Phase diagram study of a dimerized spin-S zig–zag ladder

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    The phase diagram of a frustrated spin-S zig–zag ladder is studied through different numerical and analytical methods. We show that for arbitrary S, there is a family of Hamiltonians for which a fully-dimerized state is an exact ground state, being the Majumdar–Ghosh point for a particular member of the family. We show that the system presents a transition between a dimerized phase to a Néel-like phase for S = 1/2, and spiral phases can appear for large S. The phase diagram is characterized by means of a generalization of the usual mean field approximation. The novelty in the present implementation is to consider the strongest coupled sites as the unit cell. The gap and the excitation spectrum is analyzed through the random phase approximation. Also, a perturbative treatment to obtain the critical points is discussed. Comparisons of the results with numerical methods like the Density Matrix Renormalization Group are also presented. (paper)

  2. Non-linear dynamics of double-cavity optical bistability of three-level ladder system

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    Babu, H Aswath

    2010-01-01

    We present non-linear dynamical features of two-photon double-cavity optical bistability exhibited by a three level ladder system in the mean field limit. The system exhibits a hump like feature in the lower branch of the bistable response, wherein a new region of instability develops. The system displays a range of dynamical features varying from normal stable switching, periodic self-pulsing to a period-doubling route to chaos. The inclusion of two competing cooperative atom-field couplings leads to such rich nonlinear dynamical behavior. We provide a domain map that clearly delineates the various regions of stability that will aid the realization of any desired dynamics. We also present bifurcation diagram and the associated supporting evidence that clearly identifies the period-doubling route to chaos, which occurs at low input light levels.

  3. Luttinger-liquid behavior and superconducting correlations in t-J ladders

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    The low-energy behavior of the isotropic t-J ladder system is investigated using exact diagonalization techniques, specifically finding the Drude weight, the charge velocity, and the compressibility. By applying the ideas of Luttinger-liquid theory, we determine the correlation exponent K? which defines the behavior of the long-range correlations in the system. The boundary to phase separation is determined and a phase diagram is presented. At low electron density, a Tomonaga-Luttinger-like phase is stabilized while at higher electron densities a gapped phase with power law pairing correlations is stabilized: A large region of this gapped phase is found to exhibit dominant superconducting correlations. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  4. Exact ground states for the four-electron problem in a Hubbard ladder

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    Kovács, E; Kovacs, Endre; Gulacsi, Zsolt

    2006-01-01

    The exact ground state of four electrons in an arbitrary large two leg Hubbard ladder is deduced from nine analytic and explicit linear equations. The used procedure is described, and the properties of the ground state are analyzed. The method is based on the construction in r-space of the different type of orthogonal basis wave vectors which span the subspace of the Hilbert space containing the ground state. In order to do this, we start from the possible microconfigurations of the four particles within the system. These microconfigurations are then rotated, translated and spin-reversed in order to build up the basis vectors of the problem. A closed system of nine analytic linear equations is obtained whose secular equation, by its minimum energy solution, provides the ground state energy and the ground state wave function of the model.

  5. The Pan-STARRS 1 Photometric Reference Ladder, Release 12.0

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    Magnier, E.A.; Schlafly, E.; Finkbeiner, Douglas; Juric, M.; Tonry, J. L.; Burgett, W.S.; Chambers, K. C.; Flewelling, H. A.; Kaiser, N.; Kudritzki, R.-P.; Morgan, J. S.; Price, P.A.; Sweeney, W E; Stubbs, Christopher William

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    As of 2012 Jan 21, the Pan-STARRS1 \\(3\\pi\\) Survey has observed the 3/4 of the sky visible from Hawaii with a minimum of 2 and mean of 7.6 observations in 5 filters, \\(g_{\\rm P1},r_{\\rm P1},i_{\\rm P1},z_{\\rm P1},y_{\\rm P1}\\). Now at the end of the second year of the mission, we are in a position to make an initial public release of a portion of this unprecedented dataset. This article describes the PS1 Photometric Ladder, Release 12.01 This is the first of a series of data...

  6. Commutation-relation-preserving ladder operators for propagating optical fields in nonuniform lossy media

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    Partanen, Mikko; Häyrynen, Teppo

    2015-01-01

    We have recently developed a quantized fluctuational electrodynamics (QFED) formalism to describe the quantum aspects of local thermal balance formation and to formulate the electromagnetic field ladder operators so that they no longer exhibit the anomalies reported for resonant structures. Here we show how the QFED can be used to resolve between the left and right propagating fields to bridge the QFED and the quantum optical input-output relations commonly used to describe selected quantum aspects of resonators. The generalized model introduces a density of states concept describing interference effects, which is instrumental in allowing an unambiguous separation of the fields and related quantum operators into left and right propagating parts. In addition to providing insight on the quantum treatment of interference, our results also provide the conclusive resolution of the long-standing enigma of the anomalous commutation relations of partially confined propagating fields.

  7. Massive 3-loop ladder diagrams for quarkonic local operator matrix elements

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    3-loop diagrams of the ladder-type, which emerge for local quarkonic twist-2 operator matrix elements, are computed directly for general values of the Mellin variable N using Appell-function representations and applying modern summation technologies provided by the package Sigma and the method of hyperlogarithms. In some of the diagrams generalized harmonic sums with ??{1,1/2,2} emerge beyond the usual nested harmonic sums. As the asymptotic representation of the corresponding integrals shows, the generalized sums conspire giving well behaved expressions for large values of N. These diagrams contribute to the 3-loop heavy flavor Wilson coefficients of the structure functions in deep-inelastic scattering in the region Q2?m2.

  8. Two-step rational extensions of the harmonic oscillator: exceptional orthogonal polynomials and ladder operators

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    The type III Hermite Xm exceptional orthogonal polynomial family is generalized to a double-indexed one Xm1,m2 (with m1 even and m2 odd such that m2 > m1) and the corresponding rational extensions of the harmonic oscillator are constructed by using second-order supersymmetric quantum mechanics. The new polynomials are proved to be expressible in terms of mixed products of Hermite and pseudo-Hermite ones, while some of the associated potentials are linked with rational solutions of the Painlevé IV equation. A novel set of ladder operators for the extended oscillators is also built and shown to satisfy a polynomial Heisenberg algebra of order m2 ? m1 + 1, which may alternatively be interpreted in terms of a special type of (m2 ? m1 + 2)th-order shape invariance property. (paper)

  9. Direct manifestation of topological order in the winding number of the Wannier-Stark ladder

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    Lee, Woo-Ram; Park, Kwon

    2015-11-01

    Topological quantum phases of matter have been a topic of intense interest in contemporary condensed matter physics. Extensive efforts are devoted to investigate various exotic properties of topological matter including topological insulators, topological superconductors, and topological semimetals. For topological insulators, the dissipationless transport via gapless helical edge or surface states is supposed to play a defining role, which unfortunately has proved difficult to realize in experiments due to inevitable backscattering induced in the sample boundary. Motivated by the fundamental connection between topological invariants and the Zak phase, here, we show that the nontrivial band topologies of both two- and three-dimensional topological insulators, characterized by the Chern numbers and the Z2 invariants, respectively, are directly manifested in the winding numbers of the Wannier-Stark ladder (WSL) emerging under an electric field. We use the Floquet Green's function formalism to show that the winding number of the WSL is robust against interband interference as well as nonmagnetic impurity scattering.

  10. Vortex and Meissner phases of strongly interacting bosons on a two-leg ladder

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    Piraud, M.; Heidrich-Meisner, F.; McCulloch, I. P.; Greschner, S.; Vekua, T.; Schollwöck, U.

    2015-04-01

    We establish the phase diagram of the strongly interacting Bose-Hubbard model defined on a two-leg ladder geometry in the presence of a homogeneous flux. Our work is motivated by a recent experiment [M. Atala et al., Nat. Phys. 10, 588 (2014), 10.1038/nphys2998], which studied the same system, in the complementary regime of weak interactions. Based on extensive density matrix renormalization group simulations and a bosonization analysis, we fully explore the parameter space spanned by filling, interleg tunneling, and flux. As a main result, we demonstrate the existence of gapless and gapped Meissner and vortex phases, with the gapped states emerging in Mott-insulating regimes. We calculate experimentally accessible observables such as chiral currents and vortex patterns.

  11. Resonance structure and stability of intense terahertz-driven semiconductor Wannier-Stark ladder

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    Karasawa, T.; Amano, T.; Kukuu, A.; Maeshima, N.; Hino, K. [Doctoral Program in Frontier Science, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan)

    2011-01-15

    We present a theoretical study of an electronic state in the semiconductor Wannier-Stark ladder (WSL) driven by an intense THz laser. Numerical calculations based on the R-matrix Floquet theory have revealed that the dynamic localization (DL) is unstable against the Fano resonance-like interminiband decay mechanism caused by the THz-mediated coupling, termed here the dynamic Fano resonance (DFR). The obtained result is sharply contrasted with the conventional understanding without the introduction of DFR that the degree of stability of the DL would be comparable to or more than that of the WSL with no THz laser (copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  12. Ladder approximation for three- and four-particle correlation functions: Application to thermodynamic perturbation theory

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    We apply the recently developed ladder approximation for three- and four-particle correlation functions to thermodynamic perturbation theory. We calculate the first correction in the perturbative expansion of the pair correlation function and the second correction in the expansion of the free energy of a fluid of particles interacting via a hard-sphere reference potential plus a perturbing term. Both calculated quantities depend on the three- and four-particle correlation functions of the reference system. The results for the free energy are in good overall agreement with computer-simulation data over a wide range of densities, up to the hard-sphere fluid-solid phase transition. The results for the pair correlation function are in good agreement with computer-simulation data except near contact at high densities

  13. A renormalization approach to describe charge transport in quasiperiodic dangling backbone ladder (DBL)-DNA molecules

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    Sarmento, R.G. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Fulco, U.L. [Departamento de Biofisica e Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Albuquerque, E.L., E-mail: eudenilson@gmail.com [Departamento de Biofisica e Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Caetano, E.W.S. [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Ceara, 60040-531 Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Freire, V.N. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Ceara, 60455-760 Fortaleza, CE (Brazil)

    2011-10-31

    Highlights: ? One-step renormalization approach to describe the DBL-DNA molecule. ? Electronic tight-binding Hamiltonian model. ? A quasiperiodic sequence to mimic the DNA nucleotides arrangement. ? Electronic transmission spectra. ? I-V characteristics. -- Abstract: We study the charge transport properties of a dangling backbone ladder (DBL)-DNA molecule focusing on a quasiperiodic arrangement of its constituent nucleotides forming a Rudin-Shapiro (RS) and Fibonacci (FB) Poly (CG) sequences, as well as a natural DNA sequence (Ch22) for the sake of comparison. Making use of a one-step renormalization process, the DBL-DNA molecule is modeled in terms of a one-dimensional tight-binding Hamiltonian to investigate its transmissivity and current-voltage (I-V) profiles. Beyond the semiconductor I-V characteristics, a striking similarity between the electronic transport properties of the RS quasiperiodic structure and the natural DNA sequence was found.

  14. Calculating Three Loop Ladder and V-Topologies for Massive Operator Matrix Elements by Computer Algebra

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    Ablinger, J; Blümlein, J; De Freitas, A; von Manteuffel, A; Schneider, C

    2015-01-01

    Three loop ladder and $V$-topology diagrams contributing to the massive operator matrix element $A_{Qg}$ are calculated. The corresponding objects can all be expressed in terms of nested sums and recurrences depending on the Mellin variable $N$ and the dimensional parameter $\\varepsilon$. Given these representations, the desired Laurent series expansions in $\\varepsilon$ can be obtained with the help of our computer algebra toolbox. Here we rely on generalized hypergeometric functions and Mellin-Barnes representations, on difference ring algorithms for symbolic summation, on an optimized version of the multivariate Almkvist-Zeilberger algorithm for symbolic integration, and on new methods to calculate Laurent series solutions of coupled systems of differential equations. The solutions can be computed for general coefficient matrices directly for any basis also performing the expansion in the dimensional parameter in case it is expressible in terms of indefinite nested product-sum expressions. This structural ...

  15. Surprises from the resummation of ladders in the ABJ(M) cusp anomalous dimension

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    Bonini, Marisa; Preti, Michelangelo; Seminara, Domenico

    2016-01-01

    We study the cusp anomalous dimension in N=6 ABJ(M) theory, identifying a scaling limit in which the ladder diagrams dominate. The resummation is encoded into a Bethe-Salpeter equation that is mapped to a Schroedinger problem, exactly solvable due to the surprising supersymmetry of the effective Hamiltonian. In the ABJ case the solution implies the diagonalization of the U(N) and U(M) building blocks, suggesting the existence of two independent cusp anomalous dimensions and an unexpected exponentiation structure for the related Wilson loops. While consistent with previous perturbative analysis, the strong coupling limit of our result does not agree with the string theory computation, emphasizing a difference with the analogous resummation in the N=4 case.

  16. Vortex and Meissner phases of strongly-interacting bosons on a two-leg ladder

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    Piraud, Marie; Heidrich-Meisner, Fabian; McCulloch, Ian P.; Greshner, Sebastian; Vekua, Temo; Schollwoeck, Ulrich

    2015-05-01

    We present the phase diagram of the strongly-interacting Bose-Hubbard model defined on a two-leg ladder geometry in the presence of a homogeneous flux. Our work was motivated by a recent experiment, which studied the same system, in the complementary regime of weak interactions. Based on extensive density matrix renormalization group simulations and a bosonization analysis, we have fully explored the parameter space spanned by filling, inter-leg tunneling, and flux. As a main result, we demonstrate the existence of gapless and gapped Meissner and vortex phases, with the gapped states emerging in Mott-insulating regimes. We calculate experimentally accessible observables such as chiral currents and vortex patterns and study their dependence on model parameters. The research of M.P. was supported by the European Union through the Marie-Curie grant ``ToPOL'' (No. 624033) (funded within FP7-MC- IEF).

  17. A renormalization approach to describe charge transport in quasiperiodic dangling backbone ladder (DBL)-DNA molecules

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    Highlights: ? One-step renormalization approach to describe the DBL-DNA molecule. ? Electronic tight-binding Hamiltonian model. ? A quasiperiodic sequence to mimic the DNA nucleotides arrangement. ? Electronic transmission spectra. ? I-V characteristics. -- Abstract: We study the charge transport properties of a dangling backbone ladder (DBL)-DNA molecule focusing on a quasiperiodic arrangement of its constituent nucleotides forming a Rudin-Shapiro (RS) and Fibonacci (FB) Poly (CG) sequences, as well as a natural DNA sequence (Ch22) for the sake of comparison. Making use of a one-step renormalization process, the DBL-DNA molecule is modeled in terms of a one-dimensional tight-binding Hamiltonian to investigate its transmissivity and current-voltage (I-V) profiles. Beyond the semiconductor I-V characteristics, a striking similarity between the electronic transport properties of the RS quasiperiodic structure and the natural DNA sequence was found.

  18. A renormalization approach to describe charge transport in quasiperiodic dangling backbone ladder (DBL)-DNA molecules

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    Sarmento, R. G.; Fulco, U. L.; Albuquerque, E. L.; Caetano, E. W. S.; Freire, V. N.

    2011-10-01

    We study the charge transport properties of a dangling backbone ladder (DBL)-DNA molecule focusing on a quasiperiodic arrangement of its constituent nucleotides forming a Rudin-Shapiro (RS) and Fibonacci (FB) Poly (CG) sequences, as well as a natural DNA sequence (Ch22) for the sake of comparison. Making use of a one-step renormalization process, the DBL-DNA molecule is modeled in terms of a one-dimensional tight-binding Hamiltonian to investigate its transmissivity and current-voltage (I-V) profiles. Beyond the semiconductor I-V characteristics, a striking similarity between the electronic transport properties of the RS quasiperiodic structure and the natural DNA sequence was found.

  19. A ladder of topologically non-trivial non-BPS states

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    Dorigoni, Daniele

    2014-01-01

    We consider a simple quiver gauge theory with gauge group U(r1) x U(r2) and a Higgs field in the bi-fundamental representation. The back-ground for this theory is a compact K\\"ahler manifold M. For a careful but natural choice of Higgs field potential the second order field equations can be replaced with a set of first order BPS equations. We show that the theory admits two energy gaps: The vacuum is topologically trivial but has finite, non-zero energy and is not a BPS state. The second gap lies between the vacuum and the first BPS state. In this gap we find a ladder of states with non-trivial topology, at equidistant energy levels. We give a semi-explicit construction for such topologically non-trivial non-BPS states.

  20. Fish barriers

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    In addition to literature reviews laboratory experiments with both strobe light and different kinds of sound stimuli were carried out. In the experiments silver eel, brown trout, arctic char and salmon smolts were tested. The experiments showed that in darkness silver eel avoided strobe light with intensities between 0.4 and 8.7 lux with 80-90% avoidance in 8.7 lux. The avoidance reactions decreased when background light was raised to 9 lux. Brown trout did not show as strong avoidance reactions possibly due to aggressive behaviour between different individuals of brown trout. The avoidance reaction was however more pronounced in dim background lift with an intensity of 5 lux than in darkness. The experiments also showed that the avoidance reactions started within a few seconds after exposure to strobe light. The frequencies 6.0 and 15 Hz were more effective as triggers of avoidance reactions than were the frequencies 2.1 and 160 Hz. Arctic char did not show any avoidance reactions to strobe light. It was actually attracted to strobe light with the frequency 160 Hz in total darkness and indifferent in dim background light 10 lux. Experiments in running water also showed that salmon smolts could be diverted from an area exposed to strobe light with the frequency 15.0 Hz. The effect was more pronounced in darkness than in dim background light and also more pronounced when water current was 20 cm/s than when it was 40 or 60 cm/s. Experiments to test the avoidance reactions to sound was also performed. The evaluation of these results where however complicated by the fact that the fishes swam rapidly to and fro in the experimental chamber and thus by pure chance very frequently were close to the sound generator