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Accretion onto stars with octupole magnetic fields: Matter flow, hot spots and phase shifts  

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Recent measurements of the surface magnetic fields of classical T Tauri stars (CTTSs) and magnetic cataclysmic variables show that their magnetic fields have a complex structure. Investigation of accretion onto such stars requires global three-dimensional (3D) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations, where the complexity of simulations strongly increases with each higher-order multipole. Previously, we were able to model disc accretion onto stars with magnetic fields described by a superposition of dipole and quadrupole moments. However, in some stars, like CTTS V2129 Oph and BP Tau, the octupolar component is significant and it was necessary to include the next octupolar component. Here, we show results of global 3D MHD simulations of accretion onto stars with superposition of the dipole and octupole fields, where we vary the ratio between components. Simulations show that if octupolar field strongly dominates at the disc-magnetosphere boundary, then matter flows into the ring-like octupolar poles, forming ring-shape spots at the surface of the star above and below equator. The light-curves are complex and may have two peaks per period. In case where the dipole field dominates, matter accretes in two ordered funnel streams towards poles, however the polar spots are meridionally-elongated due to the action of the octupolar component. In the case when the fields are of similar strengths, both, polar and belt-like spots are present. In many cases the light-curves show the evidence of complex fields, excluding the cases of small inclinations angles, where sinusoidal light-curve is observed and 'hides' the information about the field complexity. We also propose new mechanisms of phase shift in stars with complex magnetic fields. We suggest that the phase shifts can be connected with: (1) temporal variation of the star's intrinsic magnetic field and subsequent redistribution of main magnetic poles; (2) variation of the accretion rate, which causes the disc to interact with the magnetic fields associated with different magnetic moments. We use our model to demonstrate these phase shift mechanisms, and we discuss possible applications of these mechanisms to accreting millisecond pulsars and young stars.

Long, Min; Romanova, Marina M.; Lamb, Frederick K.

2012-02-01

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Magnetic-octupole order in neptunium dioxide?  

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The phase transition occurring at 25 K in NpO2, discovered almost 50 years ago, is the most long-lasting mystery in the physics of actinide compounds. Theories based on magnetic or electric-quadrupole order lead inevitably to fundamental, qualitative inconsistencies with observations. We show that the phenomenology of NpO2 can be understood if the order parameter is assumed to be a magnetic octupole of gamma(2) ( xyz) symmetry. NpO2 is the first compound for which indications of an octupolar phase transition have been found. PMID:10970494

Santini; Amoretti

2000-09-01

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Magnetic moments of K isomers as indicators of octupole collectivity  

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The relation between the quadrupole-octupole deformation and the structure of high-K isomers in heavy even-even nuclei is studied through a reflection asymmetric deformed shell model including a BCS procedure with constant pairing interaction. Two-quasiparticle states with K{sup {pi}} = 4 {sup -}, 5 {sup -}, 6 {sup -}, 6 {sup +} and 7 {sup -} are considered in the region of actinide nuclei (U, Pu and Cm) and rare-earth nuclei (Nd, Sm and Gd). The behaviour of two-quasiparticle energies and magnetic dipole moments of these configurations is examined over a wide range in the plane of quadrupole and octupole deformations ({beta}{sub 2} and {beta}{sub 3}). In all considered actinide nuclei, the calculations show that there is pronounced sensitivity of the magnetic moments to the octupole deformation. In the rare-earth nuclei, the calculations for {sup 154,} {sup 156}Gd show stronger sensitivity of the magnetic moment to the octupole deformation than in the other considered cases. (orig.)

Minkov, N. [Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Sofia (Bulgaria); University of Surrey, Department of Physics, Guildford (United Kingdom); Walker, P.M. [University of Surrey, Department of Physics, Guildford (United Kingdom); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)

2012-06-15

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Fifth-order aberrations in magnetic quadrupole-octupole systems  

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Explicit integral expressions are given for the fifth-order geometrical aberration coefficients in rectilinear magnetic quadrupole-octupole systems used for the transport of nonrelativistic charged particle beams. The numerical values of the fifth-order geometrical aberration coefficients for a rare earth cobalt (REC) quadrupole doublet are given as an example. In the calculations presented here, the author has used Mathematica on a NeXT computer to generate the results. Mathematica provides options to write expressions in a form suitable for input to TEX, or in formats that can be inserted into C or FORTRAN programs. The expressions in Appendix A and C are generated and put into TEX form by Mathematica. The organization of the paper is as follows. The basic equations used here are given in Sec. II while the paraxial and third-order solutions are given in Sec. III and IV respectively. Explicit integral expressions for the fifth-order geometrical aberration coefficients are given in Sec. V. In Sec. VI, numerical values for the third- and fifth-order geometrical aberration coefficients of a REC quad doublet are given. Finally, some concluding remarks are given in Sec. VII

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Octupole deformation properties of actinide isotopes within a mean field approach  

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We discuss the octupole deformation properties of many even-even actinide isotopes. The analysis is carried out in the mean field framework (Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approximation) by using the axially symmetric octupole moment as a constraint. A one-dimensional octupole collective Hamiltonian is used to obtain properties like excitation energies or $E1$ and $E3$ transition probabilities of the negative parity band-heads associated to the lowest lying $1^{-}$ and $3^{-}$ states. The evolution of these values with neutron number is discussed and a comparison with available experimental data is made. In order to minimize the uncertainties associated to the energy density functional used, the calculations have been carried out for an assorted set ranging from the BCP1 functional to the finite range Gogny interaction with the D1S, D1N and D1M parametrization.

Robledo, L M; 10.1088/0954-3899/39/10/105103

2012-01-01

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Progress Towards A Permanent Octupole Magnetic Ultra-Cold Neutron Trap for Lifetime Measurements  

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The current knowledge of the neutron $\\beta$-decay lifetime has come under scrutiny as of late due to large disagreements between recent precise measurements. Measurements using magnetically trapped Ultra-Cold Neutrons (UCNs) offer the possibility of storage without spurious losses which can provide a reliable value for the neutron lifetime. The progress towards realizing a neutron lifetime measurement using a Ioffe-type trap made with a Halbach-type permanent octupole magnet is presented here. The experimental procedure extracts a gas of UCNs into vacuum, which reduces many known channels of neutron losses, and detects the neutron decays via in-situ detection of the produced protons.

Leung, Kent

2008-01-01

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Relaxed plasmas in external magnetic fields  

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The well-known theory of relaxed plasmas (Taylor states) is extended to external magnetic fields whose field lines intersect the conducting toroidal boundary. Application to an axially symmetric, large-aspect-ratio torus with circular cross section shows that the maximum pinch ratio, and hence the phenomenon of current saturation, is independent of the external field. The relaxed state is explicitly given for an external octupole field. In this case, field reversal is inhibited near parts of the boundary if the octupole generates magnetic x-points within the plasma. (orig.)

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Quadrupole magnet field mapping for FRIB  

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Extensive magnetic field map measurements have been done on a newly built superconducting quadrupole triplet with sextupole and octupole coils nested within every quadrupole. The magnetic field multipole composition and fringe field distributions have been analyzed and an improved parameterization of the field has been developed within the beam transport simulation framework. Parameter fits yielding standard deviations as low as 0.3% between measured and modeled values are reported here.

Portillo, M., E-mail: portillo@frib.msu.edu [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States); Amthor, A.M.; Chouhan, S. [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States); Cooper, K.; Gehring, A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States); Hausmann, M. [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States); Hitchcock, S.; Kwarsick, J. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States); Manikonda, S. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States); Sumithrarachchi, C. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States)

2013-12-15

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Quadrupole magnet field mapping for FRIB  

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Extensive magnetic field map measurements have been done on a newly built superconducting quadrupole triplet with sextupole and octupole coils nested within every quadrupole. The magnetic field multipole composition and fringe field distributions have been analyzed and an improved parameterization of the field has been developed within the beam transport simulation framework. Parameter fits yielding standard deviations as low as 0.3% between measured and modeled values are reported here

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Baryon octupole moments  

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We report on a calculation of higher electromagnetic multipole moments of baryons in a non-covariant quark model approach. The employed method is based on the underlying spin-flavor symmetry of the strong interaction and its breaking.We present results on magnetic octupole moments of decuplet baryons and discuss their implications.

Buchmann, A. J.; Henley, E. M.

2008-01-01

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Magnetic fields for transporting charged beams  

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The transport of charged particle beams requires magnetic fields that must be shaped correctly and very accurately. During the last 20 years or so, many studies have been made, both analytically and through the use of computer programs, of various magnetic shapes that have proved to be useful. Many of the results for magnetic field shapes can be applied equally well to electric field shapes. A report is given which gathers together the results that have more general significance and would be useful in designing a configuration to produce a desired magnetic field shape. The field shapes studied include the fields in dipoles, quadrupoles, sextupoles, octupoles, septum magnets, combined-function magnets, and electrostatic septums. Where possible, empirical formulas are proposed, based on computer and analytical studies and on magnetic field measurements. These empirical formulas are often easier to use than analytical formulas and often include effects that are difficult to compute analytically. In addition, results given in the form of tables and graphs serve as illustrative examples. The field shapes studied include uniform fields produced by window-frame magnets, C-magnets, H-magnets, and cosine magnets; linear fields produced by various types of quadrupoles; quadratic and cubic fields produced by sextupoles and octupoles; combinations of uniform and linear fields; and septum fields with sharp boundaries

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The octupoles take pole position  

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The first preseries octupole magnet was delivered to CERN in December 2001. Hooked up to a main quadrupole magnet, its function will be to correct imperfections in the beams. The LHC will be fitted with about 5000 corrector magnets, whose task it will be to provide maximum precision in beam collisions.

2002-01-01

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Magnetic Fields  

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In this chapter, we give a brief introduction into the use of the Zeeman effect in astronomy and the general detection of magnetic fields in stars, concentrating on the use of FORS2 for longitudinal magnetic field measurements.

Schöller, Markus

2015-01-01

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Effect of the lattice octupole fields on the synchro-betatron mode coupling instability  

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Within the framework of a simplifying model and in the first approximation of the perturbation theory we discuss the effect of the Landau damping on the synchro-betatron mode coupling instability of a single bunch in a storage ring. We assume that the required by Landau damping frequency spreads of the betatron and of the synchro-betatron modes are provided by the octupole nonlinearity of the ring lattice focusing. We also assume that the wakefields of the bunch decay substantially during the revolution period of particles along the closed orbit. For this reason, the memory of the bunch wakefields are ignored in this paper.

Pestrikov, D.V., E-mail: pestrikov@inp.nsk.su [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2014-02-21

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Effect of the lattice octupole fields on the synchro-betatron mode coupling instability  

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Within the framework of a simplifying model and in the first approximation of the perturbation theory we discuss the effect of the Landau damping on the synchro-betatron mode coupling instability of a single bunch in a storage ring. We assume that the required by Landau damping frequency spreads of the betatron and of the synchro-betatron modes are provided by the octupole nonlinearity of the ring lattice focusing. We also assume that the wakefields of the bunch decay substantially during the revolution period of particles along the closed orbit. For this reason, the memory of the bunch wakefields are ignored in this paper

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Magnetic Field  

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he Earth has a large and complicated magnetic field, the major part of which is produced by a self-sustaining dynamo operating in the fluid outer core. Magnetic field observations provide one of the few tools for remote sensing the Earth’s deep interior, especially regarding the dynamics of the fluid flow at the top of the core. However, what is measured at or near the surface of the Earth is the superposition of the core field and fields caused by magnetized rocks in the Earth’s crust, by electric currents flowing in the ionosphere, magnetosphere, and oceans, and by currents induced in the Earth by time-varying external fields. These sources have their specific characteristics in terms of spatial and temporal variations, and their proper separation, based on magnetic measurements, is a major challenge. Such a separation is a prerequisite for remote sensing by means of magnetic field observations.

Olsen, Nils

2015-01-01

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Green function theory of a Heisenberg ferromagnet with dipole-octupole interactions  

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The effect of dipole-octupole interaction on different magnetic parameters for the spin S=3/2 system in the presence of biquadratic exchange has been investigated. The Green function technique with random phase approximation (RPA) has been employed to obtain analytical results. These results are in good agreement with the results of the molecular field approximation (MFA). (orig.)

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Exotic nuclear shapes - axial and nonaxial octupoles at normal and at super-deformation  

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Collective octupole dynamics have been studied including nonaxial components of the octupole mean field, mainly at superdeformed shape in the Hg-Pb region. Both the Strutinsky method combined with cranking and the generator coordinate method within the selfconsistent Hartree-Fock basis suggest the existence of collective octupole excitations at the superdeformed minima. GCM calculations point out to the E1 transitions as their most prominent experimental manifestation. The influence of the nonaxial octupole components on octupole dynamics in traditional octupole region of Ra-Th nuclei is also discussed. (authors) 38 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab

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Octupole modifications of the Clausius-Mossotti relation  

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Numerical results are presented for the octupole polarizxability of closed p- and d-shell ions. The polarizabilities are used to determine the alterations form the dipole-octupole coupling to the Clausius-Mossotti relation for the dielectric function of ionic solids. Significant changes in the local field at the alkali atom site are found in the alkali-halides.

Mahan, G. D.

1980-02-01

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A Hall Attractor in Axially Symmetric Magnetic Fields  

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We have found an attractor for an axially symmetric magnetic field evolving under the Hall effect and subdominant Ohmic dissipation, resolving the question of the long term fate of the magnetic field in neutron star crusts. The electron fluid is in isorotation, analogous to Ferraro's law, with its angular velocity being approximately proportional to the poloidal magnetic flux, $\\Omega \\propto \\Psi$. This equilibrium is the long term configuration of a magnetic field evolving because of the Hall effect and Ohmic dissipation. For an initial dipole dominated field the attractor consists mainly of a dipole and an octupole component accompanied by an energetically negligible quadrupole toroidal field. The field dissipates in a self-similar way: although higher multipoles should have been decaying faster, the toroidal field mediates transfer of energy into them from the lower ones, leading to an advection diffusion equilibrium and keeping the ratio of the poloidal multipoles almost constant. This has implications f...

Gourgouliatos, Konstantinos N

2013-01-01

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Magnetic phase diagrams of CexLa1-xB6 in high magnetic fields  

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We have performed ultrasonic measurements under high magnetic fields up to 30T by using the hybrid magnet at the National Institute for Materials Science to investigate the magnetic phase diagram for antiferroquadrupole (AFQ) phase II in CexLa1-xB6. With increasing Ce concentration x from x=0.50, the AFQ phase transition temperatures TQ indicate an almost linear increase in various fields. The large magnetic anisotropy of AFQ phase II, in which TQHparallel[001] is much smaller than TQHparallel[110] and TQHparallel[111] in high magnetic fields, is revealed in x=0.75,0.60 as well as in x=0.50. These experimental results support the theoretical calculation based on the ?5-type AFQ ordering and the magnetic field induced octupole Txyz

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Cosmological magnetic fields  

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Magnetic fields are observed on nearly all scales in the universe, from stars and galaxies upto galaxy clusters and even beyond. The origin of cosmic magnetic fields is still an open question, however a large class of models puts its origin in the very early universe. A magnetic dynamo amplifying an initial seed magnetic field could explain the present day strength of the galactic magnetic field. However, it is still an open problem how and when this initial magnetic field w...

Olinto, Angela V.

2000-01-01

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Experimental tests for stable octupole deformation in actinium-227  

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The question of intrinsic reflection asymmetry or stable-octupole deformation in 227Ac was studied by the single-proton stripping reactions 226Ra(3He,d)227Ac with E/sub 3He/ = 30 MeV and 226Ra(?,t)227Ac with E/sub ?/ = 30 MeV and by measuring the magnetic moment of the first excited 3/2+ state at 27.38 keV by a differential perturbed angular correlation (DPAC) experiment. Theoretical differential cross sections were determined using calculated nuclear structure factors with and without octupole-deformed Woods-Saxon model wave functions. Theoretical values for the magnetic moments of the ground state and first excited state with and without octupole deformation were determined using calculated intrinsic g-factors from folded Yukawa model wave functions. The results of the proton-stripping cross sections are inconclusive. No how comparison of the measured values for the magnetic moment of the first excited state with a previous measurement for the ground state seems to support stable octupole deformation in 227Ac. Therefore, the energy ordering of orbitals and the magnetic moment results are consistent and they seem to support a stable-octupole deformed shape for the ground state parity doublet in 227Ac. Furthermore, the results are consistent with the branching ratio determination of the magnetic moment of the first excited state in 227Ac which is in agreement with the stable-octupole model prediction

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Octupole coil configuration for the Tandem Mirror Experiment Upgrade (TMX-U)  

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The octupole plug concept offers the attractive possibility of reducing the length of the plug and transition sections in tandem mirror reactors. In the Tandem Mirror Experiment Upgrade (TMX-U), we are designing an octupole plug-transition that will replace our current quadrupole plug-transition. The reduction in length is made possible by the more nearly circular plasma cross section throughout the plug and transition sections. The principal physics of the design is the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stabilization of the core plasma in the plug by a hot electron ring in the mantle region surrounding the core. This hot electron mantle is MHD stable because of the good curvature field lines provided by the octupole. The positive radial pressure gradient in the hot electron mantle in turn stabilizes the core's plasma. Each octupole set consists of six coils replacing the transition and plug sets in the existing TMX-U experiment. The central cell coils will remain unchanged. Five of the coils for each of the new sets will be fabricated, while one, the 6-T mirror coil, will be reused from TMX-U. This paper will elaborate on the design configuration of the magnets. In particular, the configuration provides for adequate neutral beam lines-of-sight, and access for 0.615 MW of electron-cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH) on each end

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Neoclassical currents in the Wisconsin Levitated Octupole  

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Neoclassical transport theory predicts the existence of bootstrap current in collisionless plasmas with a significant population of trapped particles. This unidirectional current flows along field lines, and is generated by the balancing of ion-electron friction forces with the viscous forces between trapped and untrapped like particles. The current is driven by gradients in the plasma pressure and temperature. Previous work has identified the existence of bootstrap current in the Wisconsin Levitated Octupole, and this discovery of bootstrap current in the octupole naturally leads to the question of why previous experiments were unsuccessful in their endeavors to identify this current. The original motivation for this thesis was to address that question, by investigating the effects on bootstrap current caused by ohmic currents, plasma fluctuations, and rf fields. Ohmic currents, while naturally present in tokamaks, can be introduced in the octupole, independent of the usual operating procedure, and can be adjusted to be of the same order of magnitude as the expected diamagnetic and parallel currents. The interaction, if any, of bootstrap current and ohmic current can thus be determined without the problem of a large ohmic current masking the neoclassical current. Rf fields can be driven in the octupole plasma with little or no plasma heating. Any anomalous effects on the parallel currents, due to the existence of the rf fields, can then be determined. This thesis consists of four parts: the experimental apparatus and the plasma diagnostics used in these studies; the general theory of neoclassical currents (excluding field errors) and how it is applied to the octupole; the experimental results of this investigation; and a brief discussion of the conclusions that can be inferred from the data

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Plasma resistivity measurements in the Wisconsin levitated octupole  

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Resistivity measurements parallel to the magnetic field were made on gun injected plasmas ranging in density from 109cm-3 to 101parallelcm-3 in the Wisconsin levitated octupole with toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields. The 109cm-3 plasma was collisionless with lambda/sub mfp/ > 100 mirror lengths, had T/sub e/ = 10 eV, T/sub i/ = 30 eV and was found to have anomalous resistivity scaling like eta = ?T/sub e//n/sub e/ when E/sub parallel/ > E/su c/ is the Dreicer critical field. The 1012cm-3 plasma was collisional with lambda/sub mfp/ < mirror length, had T/sub e/ = T/sub i/ approx. = .2 eV and was found to have Spitzer resistivity when E/sub parallel/ < E/sub c/

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Plasma resistivity measurements in the Wisconsin levitated octupole  

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Resistivity measurements parallel to the magnetic field were made on gun injected plasmas ranging in density from 10/sup 9/cm/sup -3/ to 10/sup 1/parallelcm/sup -3/ in the Wisconsin levitated octupole with toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields. The 10/sup 9/cm/sup -3/ plasma was collisionless with lambda/sub mfp/ > 100 mirror lengths, had T/sub e/ = 10 eV, T/sub i/ = 30 eV and was found to have anomalous resistivity scaling like eta = ..sqrt..T/sub e//n/sub e/ when E/sub parallel/ > E/su c/ is the Dreicer critical field. The 10/sup 12/cm/sup -3/ plasma was collisional with lambda/sub mfp/ < mirror length, had T/sub e/ = T/sub i/ approx. = .2 eV and was found to have Spitzer resistivity when E/sub parallel/ < E/sub c/.

Brouchous, D. A.

1980-11-01

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Magnetic field line Hamiltonian  

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The basic properties of the Hamiltonian representation of magnetic fields in canonical form are reviewed. The theory of canonical magnetic perturbation theory is then developed and applied to the time evolution of a magnetic field embedded in a toroidal plasma. Finally, the extension of the energy principle to tearing modes, utilizing the magnetic field line Hamiltonian, is outlined.

Boozer, A.H.

1985-02-01

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Low-degree Structure in Mercury's Planetary Magnetic Field  

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The structure of Mercury's internal magnetic field has been determined from analysis of orbital Magnetometer measurements by the MESSENGER spacecraft. We identified the magnetic equator on 531 low-altitude and 120 high-altitude equator crossings from the zero in the radial cylindrical magnetic field component, Beta (sub rho). The low-altitude crossings are offset 479 +/- 6 km northward, indicating an offset of the planetary dipole. The tilt of the magnetic pole relative to the planetary spin axis is less than 0.8 deg.. The high-altitude crossings yield a northward offset of the magnetic equator of 486 +/- 74 km. A field with only nonzero dipole and octupole coefficients also matches the low-altitude observations but cannot yield off-equatorial Beta (sub rho) = 0 at radial distances greater than 3520 km. We compared offset dipole and other descriptions of the field with vector field observations below 600 km for 13 longitudinally distributed, magnetically quiet orbits. An offset dipole with southward directed moment of 190 nT-R-cube (sub M) yields root-mean-square (RMS) residuals below 14 nT, whereas a field with only dipole and octupole terms tuned to match the polar field and the low-altitude magnetic equator crossings yields RMS residuals up to 68 nT. Attributing the residuals from the offset-dipole field to axial degree 3 and 4 contributions we estimate that the Gauss coefficient magnitudes for the additional terms are less than 4% and 7%, respectively, relative to the dipole. The axial alignment and prominent quadrupole are consistent with a non-convecting layer above a deep dynamo in Mercury's fluid outer core.

Anderson, Brian J.; Johnson, Catherine L.; Korth, Haje; Winslow, Reka M.; Borovsky, Joseph E.; Purucker, Michael E.; Slavin, James A.; Solomon, Sean C.; Zuber, Maria T.; McNutt, Ralph L. Jr.

2012-01-01

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Neutron star deformation due to multipolar magnetic fields  

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Certain multiwavelength observations of neutron stars, such as intermittent radio emissions from rotation-powered pulsars beyond the pair-cascade death line, the pulse profile of the magnetar SGR 1900+14 after its 1998 August 27 giant flare and X-ray spectral features of PSR J0821-4300 and SGR 0418+5729, suggest that the magnetic fields of non-accreting neutron stars are not purely dipolar and may contain higher order multipoles. Here, we calculate the ellipticity of a non-barotropic neutron star with (i) a quadrupole poloidal-toroidal field, and (ii) a purely poloidal field containing arbitrary multipoles, deriving the relation between the ellipticity and the multipole amplitudes. We present, as a worked example, a purely poloidal field comprising dipole, quadrupole and octupole components. We show the correlation between field energy and ellipticity for each multipole, that the l = 4 multipole has the lowest energy, and that l = 5 has the lowest ellipticity. We show how a mixed multipolar field creates an observationally testable mismatch between the principal axes of inertia (to be inferred from gravitational wave data) and the magnetic inclination angle. Strong quadrupole and octupole components (with amplitudes ˜102 times higher than the dipole) in SGR 0418+5729 still yield ellipticity ˜10-8, consistent with current gravitational wave upper limits. The existence of higher multipoles in fast-rotating objects (e.g. newborn magnetars) has interesting implications for the braking law and hence phase tracking during coherent gravitational wave searches.

Mastrano, A.; Lasky, P. D.; Melatos, A.

2013-09-01

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Cosmological Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields are observed on nearly all scales in the universe, from stars and galaxies upto galaxy clusters and even beyond. The origin of cosmic magnetic fields is still an open question, however a large class of models puts its origin in the very early universe. A magnetic dynamo amplifying an initial seed magnetic field could explain the present day strength of the galactic magnetic field. However, it is still an open problem how and when this initial magnetic field was created. Observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) provide a window to the early universe and might therefore be able to tell us whether cosmic magnetic fields are of primordial, cosmological origin and at the same time constrain its parameters. We will give an overview of the observational evidence of large scale magnetic fields, describe generation mechanisms of primordial magnetic fields and possible imprints in the CMB.

Kunze, Kerstin E

2013-01-01

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Biexciton in magnetic fields  

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The binding energy and structure of biexcitons in strong magnetic field is investigated using the stochastic variational method. The magnetic field confines the electrons and positrons in a small volume leading to Wigner-crystal like states of particles. (author)

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Magnetic fields in cosmology  

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Different mechanisms which may possibly explain existence of magnetic fields on astronomically large scales are described. A recently suggested model of magnetic fields generation slightly before hydrogen recombination is discussed in more detail.

Dolgov, A. D.

2003-01-01

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The First Magnetic Fields  

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We review current ideas on the origin of galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields. We begin by summarizing observations of magnetic fields at cosmological redshifts and on cosmological scales. These observations translate into constraints on the strength and scale magnetic fields must have during the early stages of galaxy formation in order to seed the galactic dynamo. We examine mechanisms for the generation of magnetic fields that operate prior during inflation and duri...

Davies, George; Widrow, Lawrence M.

2011-01-01

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Electricity and Magnetic Fields  

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The grand challenge for this legacy cycle unit is for students to design a way to help a recycler separate aluminum from steel scrap metal. In previous lessons, they have looked at how magnetism might be utilized. In this lesson, students think about how they might use magnets and how they might confront the problem of turning the magnetic field off. Through the accompanying activity students explore the nature of an electrically induced magnetic field and its applicability to the needed magnet.

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Drawing Magnetic Fields  

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Students use a compass and a permanent magnet to trace the magnetic field lines produced by the magnet. By positioning the compass in enough spots around the magnet, the overall magnet field will be evident from the collection of arrows representing the direction of the compass needle. In activities 3 and 4 of this unit, students will use this information to design a way to solve the grand challenge of separating metal for a recycling company.

2014-09-18

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Circuits and Magnetic Fields  

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Students use the same method as in the activity from lesson 2 of this unit to explore the magnetism due to electric current instead of a permanent magnet. Students use a compass and circuit to trace the magnetic field lines induced by the electric current moving through the wire. Students develop an understanding of the effect of the electrical current on the compass needle through the induced magnetic field and understand the complexity of a three dimensional field system.

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A «tidal» magnetic field?  

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Full Text Available t is shown that on the magnetization axis of a uniformly magnetized body of constant density the magnetic field intensity displays a «tidal» structure,i.e. the ratios among the differential magnetic field intensity in three orthogonal directions are the same as the ratios among the gravitational gradient tensor components pertaining to the same directions; it is also seen that the same characteristic ratios occur, both locally and non-locally, among the components of the magnetic field intensity and among the components of the gradient tensors of the two fields.

F. Bocchio

1997-06-01

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Multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces and non-axial octupole correlations in actinide and transfermium nuclei from relativistic mean field models  

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We have developed multi-dimensional constrained covariant density functional theories (MDC-CDFT) for finite nuclei in which the shape degrees of freedom \\beta_{\\lambda\\mu} with even \\mu, e.g., \\beta_{20}, \\beta_{22}, \\beta_{30}, \\beta_{32}, \\beta_{40}, etc., can be described simultaneously. The functional can be one of the following four forms: the meson exchange or point-coupling nucleon interactions combined with the non-linear or density-dependent couplings. For the pp channel, either the BCS approach or the Bogoliubov transformation is implemented. The MDC-CDFTs with the BCS approach for the pairing (in the following labelled as MDC-RMF models with RMF standing for "relativistic mean field") have been applied to investigate multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces and the non-axial octupole $Y_{32}$-correlations in N=150 isotones. In this contribution we present briefly the formalism of MDC-RMF models and some results from these models. The potential energy surfaces with and without triaxial deformatio...

Lu, Bing-Nan; Zhao, En-Guang; Zhou, Shan-Gui

2013-01-01

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Multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces and non-axial octupole correlations in actinide and transfermium nuclei from relativistic mean field models  

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We have developed multi-dimensional constrained covariant density functional theories (MDC-CDFT) for finite nuclei in which the shape degrees of freedom ??? with even ?, e.g., ?20, ?22, ?30, ?32, ?40, etc., can be described simultaneously. The functional can be one of the following four forms: the meson exchange or point-coupling nucleon interactions combined with the non-linear or density-dependent couplings. For the pp channel, either the BCS approach or the Bogoliubov transformation is implemented. The MDC-CDFTs with the BCS approach for the pairing (in the following labelled as MDC-RMF models with RMF standing for "relativistic mean field") have been applied to investigate multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces and the non-axial octupole Y32-correlations in N = 150 isotones. In this contribution we present briefly the formalism of MDC-RMF models and some results from these models. The potential energy surfaces with and without triaxial deformations are compared and it is found that the triaxiality plays an important role upon the second fission barriers of actinide nuclei. In the study of Y32-correlations in N = 150 isotones, it is found that, for 248Cf and 260Fm, ?32 > 0.03 and the energy is lowered by the ?32 distortion by more than 300 keV; while for 246Cm and 252No, the pocket with respect to ?32 is quite shallow.

Lu, Bing-Nan; Zhao, Jie; Zhao, En-Guang; Zhou, Shan-Gui

2014-03-01

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Cyclic Magnetic Field Reconnection  

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Using a 2.5D electromagnetic particle-in-cell model, we study the magnetic field reconnection around the rotating plasma embedded in a magnetic field. Considering plasma rotation driven by an external electric field, it was found that during one rotational cycle, first the magnetic field energy increases and then decreases to its initial value. The magnetic reconnection occurring during this cycle plays two roles: first, it produces the closed magnetic islands and later on it reopens them to the initial form of magnetic field lines. Thus, the magnetic reconnection can be cyclically repeated in following plasma rotations. Simultaneously, the kinetic particle energy in the system increases due to dissipative processes in this externally driven plasma system. We think that this cyclic reconnection can operate around rapidly rotating stars and in the plasma vortices formed in unstable plasma flows.

Karlický, Marian

2009-02-01

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Large ferroquadrupole moment induced in the octupole-ordered Ce0.7La0.3B6 revealed by high-resolution x-ray diffraction  

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We carried out a high-resolution x-ray diffraction experiment on Ce0.7La0.3B6 that exhibits staggered order of 4f octupole moments below TO=1.4 K. Theoretically, ferroquadrupole moments that accompany the antiferro-octupole order and a resultant rhombohedral deformation of the cubic lattice were predicted. In contrast, experimentally, no direct evidence of the rhombohedral lattice has been obtained. We observe the splitting of Bragg peaks below TO and find that the unit cell is a rhombohedron being elongated along the [111] axis. The response of rhombohedral domains to magnetic fields also well agrees with theoretical calculations. A particular outcome of this experiment is that the magnitude of the induced quadrupole moments is precisely evaluated from the obtained shear strain. Using this result, the magnitude of the hidden octupole moments is also discussed.

Inami, T.; Michimura, S.; Hayashi, Y.; Matsumura, T.; Sera, M.; Iga, F.

2014-07-01

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Primordial Magnetic Fields  

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The explanation of the observed galactic magnetic fields may require the existence of a primordial magnetic field. Such a field may arise during the early cosmological phase transitions, or because of other particle physics related phenomena in the very early universe reviewed here. The turbulent evolution of the initial, randomly fluctuating microscopic field to a large-scale macroscopic field can be described in terms of a shell model, which provides an approximation to th...

Giovannini, Massimo

1998-01-01

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On Primordial Magnetic Fields  

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A primordial magnetic field could be responsible for the observed magnetic fields of the galaxies. One possibility is that such a primordial field is generated at the electroweak phase transition because of the fluctuations in the Higgs field gradients. I describe a statistical averaging procedure which gives rise to a field of a correct magnitude. Another possibility, where the Yang-Mills vacuum itself is ferrromagnetic, is also discussed.

Enqvist, Kari

1994-01-01

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Octupole Deformed Nuclei in the Actinide Region  

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% IS322 \\\\ \\\\ The aim of the present study is to investigate the limits of the "island" of octupole deformation in the mass region A=225. It is of particular importance to demonstrate experimentally the sudden disappearance of the stable octupole deformation in the presence of a well developed quadrupole field. \\\\ \\\\In order to establish the upper border line the $\\beta$ decay chains of $^{227}$Rn $\\rightarrow ^{227}$Fr $\\rightarrow ^{227}$Ra and $^{231}$Fr $\\rightarrow ^{231}$Ra $\\rightarrow ^{231}$Ac were studied at PSB-ISOLDE using advanced fast timing and $\\gamma$-ray spectroscopy techniques. The lifetimes of the excited states have been measured in the picosecond range using the time-delayed $\\beta\\gamma\\gamma$(t) method.

Thorsteinsen, T; Rubio barroso, B; Simpson, J; Gulda, K; Sanchez-vega, M; Cocks, J; Nybo, K; Garcia borge, M; Aas, A; Fogelberg, B; Honsi, J; Smith, G; Naumann, R; Grant, I

2002-01-01

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On Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields are present in all astrophysical media. However, many models and interpretations of observations often ignore them, because magnetic fields are difficult to handle and because they produce complicated morphological features. Here we will comment on the basic intuitive properties, which even if not completely true, provide a first guiding insight on the physics of a particular astrophysical problem. These magnetic properties are not mathematically demonstrated here. How magnetic fields evolve and how they introduce dynamical effects are considered, also including a short comment on General Relativity Magnetohydrodynamics. In a second part we consider some audacious and speculative matters. They are answers to three questions: a) How draw a cube without lifting the pencil from the paper so that when the pen passes through the same side do in the same direction? B) Are MILAGRO anisotropies miraculous? C) Do cosmic magnetic lenses exist?. The last two questions deal with issues related with the interplay between magnetic fields and cosmic ray propagation.

Florido, E.; Battaner, E.

2010-12-01

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Transmission line magnetic fields  

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Recent controversy over 60 Hz magnetic fields has heightened public awareness of overhead transmission lines. As a result, there is increasing motivation to study the magnetic fields form transmission lines. The most cost effective means to conduct research into transmission line magnetic fields is with computer or reduced-scale line models. However, from the standpoint of public perception and acceptance, it is first necessary to demonstrate that the model being used correlates well with actual operating lines. This paper presents results that compare the calculated and measured magnetic field profiles of both an operating 230 kV line and a 4:1 reduced-scale test span. In both cases the phase currents and shield wire currents were measured simultaneously with the magnetic field measurements, and the profiles were studied to distances well beyond a typical edge of right-of-way

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Stability of Magnetic Fluids in Magnetic Fields  

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Full Text Available Stability of magnetic fluids in magnetic fields is one of the major factors determining the possibility of their practical use and resource of their exploitation. This paper examines the stability of magnetic fluids based on kerosene in constant and variable magnetic fields. It is shown that the synthesized magnetic fluids are stable during long-term exposure to magnetic fields and can be used as the working fluid in a number of magnetic fluid devices.

I.M. Arefyev

2014-07-01

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Stability of Magnetic Fluids in Magnetic Fields  

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Stability of magnetic fluids in magnetic fields is one of the major factors determining the possibility of their practical use and resource of their exploitation. This paper examines the stability of magnetic fluids based on kerosene in constant and variable magnetic fields. It is shown that the synthesized magnetic fluids are stable during long-term exposure to magnetic fields and can be used as the working fluid in a number of magnetic fluid devices.

 arefyev, I. M.;  arefyeva, T. A.

2014-01-01

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Magnetic fields in cosmology  

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The possible role of a large-scale relic magnetic field in the history of the Universe is considered. The perturbation of the cosmic microwave back-ground radiation on large angular scales due to a homogeneous magnetic field is estimated in a simple relativistic model. This allows corresponding limits to be placed on the magnitude of any such large-scale relic magnetic field at the present time. These limits are essentially the strongest which can be set on the largest scales. A corresponding bound is obtained by use of the requirement that the field should not spoil the predictions of primordial nucleosynthesis. It is noted that the existence of large-scale cosmic magnetic fields would circumvent the limits previously set - also on the basis of nucleosynthesis considerations - on the large-scale anisotropy now present in the Universe. (author)

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Cosmological magnetic field survival  

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It is widely believed that primordial magnetic fields are dramatically diluted by the expansion of the universe. As a result, cosmological magnetic fields with residual strengths of astrophysical relevance are generally sought by going outside standard cosmology, or by extending conventional electromagnetic theory. Nevertheless, the survival of strong B-fields of primordial origin is possible in spatially open Friedmann universes without changing conventional electromagnetism. The reason is the hyperbolic geometry of these spacetimes, which slows down the adiabatic magnetic decay-rate and leads to their superadiabatic amplification on large scales. So far, the effect has been found to operate on Friedmannian backgrounds containing either radiation or a slow-rolling scalar field. We show here that the superadiabatic amplification of large-scale magnetic fields, generated by quantum fluctuations during inflation, is essentially independent of the type of matter that fills the universe and appears to be a generi...

Barrow, John D

2011-01-01

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Detecting Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields  

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Asymmetries in exoplanet transits are proving to be a useful tool for furthering our understanding of magnetic activity on both stars and planets outside our Solar System.Near-UV observations of the WASP-12 system have revealed asymmetries in the timing of the transit when compared with the optical light curve. A number of possible explanations have been suggested for this variation, including the presence of a magnetospheric bow shock arising from the interaction of the planet's magnetic field with the stellar wind from it's host star. Such observations provide the first method for directly detecting the presence of a magnetic field on exoplanets.The shape and size of such asymmetries is highly dependent on the structure of the host stars magnetic field at the time of observation. This implies we may observe highly varying near-UV transit light curves for the same system. These variations can then be used to learn about the geometry of the host star's magnetic field.In this presentation I will show modelling a bow shock around an exoplanet can help us to not only detect, but also also place constraints on the magnetic field strength of hot Jupiters. For some systems, such as HD 189733, we have maps of the surface magnetic field of the star at various epochs. I will also show how incorporating these maps into a stellar wind model, I can model the formation of a bow shock around the planet and hence demonstrate the variability of the near-UV transits.

Llama, Joe

2015-01-01

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Mapping Magnetic Field Lines  

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This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding a coil of wire that is connected to a battery. This activity requires a large coil or spool of wire, a source of electricity such as 3 D-cell batteries or an AC to DC power adapter, alligator-clipped wire, and magnetic compasses. This is the third lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teachers guide.

2012-08-03

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Ground state octupole correlation energies with effective forces  

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The ground state octupole correlations energies obtained with the D1M variant of the Gogny force are analyzed in detail. First we consider the correlation energy gained at the mean field level by allowing reflection symmetry breaking. Next we consider the energy gain coming from symmetry (parity) restoration and finally we analyze the ground state correlation energy after configuration mixing with axially symmetric octupole states. We find that these correlations do not significantly affect the trends of binding energies and systematics near closed shells. In particular, the too-large shell gaps predicted by self-consistent mean field models are not altered by the correlations.

Robledo, Luis M

2014-01-01

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Magnetic fields from reionisation  

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We present a complementary study to a new model for generating magnetic fields of cosmological interest. The driving mechanism is the photoionisation process by photons provided by the first luminous sources. Investigating the transient regime at the onset of inhomogeneous reionisation, we show that magnetic field amplitudes as high as $2 \\times 10^{-16}$ Gauss can be obtained within a source lifetime. Photons with energies above the ionisation threshold accelerate electrons...

Langer, Mathieu; Aghanim, Nabila; Puget, Jean-loup

2005-01-01

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Cluster Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields in galaxy clusters have been measured using a variety of techniques, including: studies of synchrotron relic and halo radio sources within clusters, studies of inverse Compton X-ray emission from clusters, surveys of Faraday rotation measures of polarized radio sources both within and behind clusters, and studies of Cluster Cold Fronts in X-ray images. These measurements imply that most cluster atmospheres are substantially magnetized, with typical field stre...

Carilli, C. L.; Taylor, G. B.

2001-01-01

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Three-magnetic fields  

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A completely new mechanism to generate the observed amount of large-scale cosmological magnetic fields is introduced in the context of three-form inflation. The amplification of the fields occurs via fourth order dynamics of the vector perturbations and avoids the backreaction problem that plagues most previously introduced mechanisms.

Koivisto, Tomi S

2011-01-01

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Eruptive solar magnetic fields  

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This paper considers the quasi-steady evolution of solar magnetic fields in response to gradual photospheric changes. Special interest is taken in the threshold of a sudden eruption in the solar atmosphere. The formal model of an evolving, force-free field dependent on two Cartesian coordinates has been treated previously, and we extend it to a field which is not force free but in static equilibrium with plasma pressure and gravity. The basic physics is illustrated by the evolution of a loop-shaped electric current sheet enclosing a potential bipolar field with footpoints rooted in the photosphere. A free-boundary problem is posed and solved for the equilibrium configuration of the current sheet in a hydrostatically supported isothermal atmosphere. As the footpoints move appart to spread a constant photospheric magnetic flux over a larger region, the equilibria available extend the field to increasingly great heights. Two basic behaviors are possible, depending on the ratio of the total magnetic flux to an equivalent flux constructed dimensionally from the pressure difference across the current sheet and the density scale height. For a small, total magnetic flux, nonequilibrium can set in with the appearance of a marginally stable equilibriu, as demonstrated previously for the frece-free fields. For a total magnetic flux exceeding a certain critical value, the field lines rise high enough for gravity to play a significant role. The sequence of equilibria in this case . The sequence of equilibria in this case suggests that nonequilibrium can set in with the opening of the field lines by magnetic buoyancy. This eruption can also take place with a prominence filament and may be the origin of the white light coronal transient

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ISR Radial Field Magnet  

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There were 37 (normal) + 3 (special) Radial Field magnets in the ISR to adjust vertically the closed orbit. Gap heights and strengths were 200 mm and .12 Tm in the normal magnets, 220 mm and .18 Tm in the special ones. The core length was 430 mm in both types. Due to their small length as compared to the gap heights the end fringe field errors were very important and had to be compensated by suitably shaping the poles. In order to save on cables, as these magnets were located very far from their power supplies, the coils of the normal type magnets were formed by many turns of solid cpper conductor with some interleaved layers of hollow conductor directly cooled by circulating water

1983-01-01

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The Sun and Magnetic Fields  

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In this activity about magnetic fields and their relation to the Sun, learners will simulate sunspots by using iron filings to show magnetic fields around a bar or cow magnet, and draw the magnetic field surrounding two dipole magnets, both in parallel and perpendicular alignments. Finally, learners examine images of sunspots to relate their magnetic field drawings and observations to what is seen on the Sun.

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On octupole alignment in actinides  

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The alignment of the octupole angular momentum in the rotational states of the K? = 0- band is analysed in the microscopic model. The model describes qualitatively the branching ratio for the E1-transitions from these states to the ground band states. Permanent address: Centre de Spectrometrie Nucleaire et de Spectrometrie de Masse, F-91405 Orsay, France.

Nazmitdinov, R. G.; Mikhailov, I. N.; Briançon, Ch.

1987-04-01

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Magnetotransport in inhomogeneous magnetic fields  

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Quantum transport in inhomogeneous magnetic fields is investigated numerically in two-dimensional systems using the equation of motion method. In particular, the diffusion of electrons in random magnetic fields in the presence of additional weak uniform magnetic fields is examined. It is found that the conductivity is strongly suppressed by the additional uniform magnetic field and saturates when the uniform magnetic field becomes on the order of the fluctuation of the rando...

Kawarabayashi, Tohru; Ohtsuki, Tomi

2004-01-01

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Magnetic Field and Life  

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This is a lesson where learners explore magnetic forces, fields, and the relationship between electricity. Learners will use this information to infer how the Earth generates a protective magnetic field. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is lesson seven in the Astro-Venture Geology Training Unit that were developed to increase students' awareness of and interest in astrobiology and the many career opportunities that utilize science, math and technology skills. The lessons are designed for educators to use with with the Astro-Venture multimedia modules.

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Nuclear magnetic resonance and earth magnetic field  

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Nuclear magnetic resonance concerns nuclei whose spin is different from 0. These nuclei exposed to a magnetic field is comparable to a peg top spinning around its axis while being moved by a precession movement called Larmor precession. This article presents an experiment whose aim is to reveal nuclear magnetism of nuclei by observing Larmor precession phenomena due to the earth magnetic field. The earth magnetic field being too weak, it is necessary to increase the magnetization of the sample during a polarization phase. First the sample is submitted to a magnetic field B perpendicular to the earth magnetic field B0, then B is cut off and the nuclei move back to their equilibrium position by executing a precession movement due to B0 field. (A.C.)

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Magnetic Fields in Galaxies  

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The origin and evolution of cosmic magnetic fields, their strength and structure in intergalactic space, their first occurrence in young galaxies, and their dynamical importance for galaxy evolution remain widely unknown. Radio synchrotron emission, its polarization and its Faraday rotation are powerful tools to study the strength and structure of magnetic fields in galaxies. Unpolarized radio synchrotron emission traces isotropic turbulent fields which are strongest in spiral arms and bars (20-30 ?G) and in central starburst regions (50-100 ?G). Such fields are dynamically important; they can affect gas flows and drive gas inflows in central regions. Polarized radio emission traces ordered fields which can be regular or anisotropic turbulent, generated from isotropic turbulent fields by compression or shear. The strongest ordered fields of 10-15 ?G strength are generally found in interarm regions and follow the orientation of adjacent gas spiral arms. In galaxies with strong density waves, ordered (anisotropic turbulent) fields are also observed at the inner edges of the spiral arms. Ordered fields with spiral patterns exist in grand-design, barred and flocculent galaxies, and in central regions of starburst galaxies. Ordered fields in interacting galaxies have asymmetric distributions and are an excellent tracer of past interactions between galaxies or with the intergalactic medium. Irregular galaxies host isotropic turbulent fields often of similar strength as in spiral galaxies, but only weak ordered fields. Faraday rotation measures (RM) of the diffuse polarized radio emission from the disks of several galaxies reveal large-scale spiral patterns that can be described by the superposition of azimuthal modes; these are signatures of regular fields generated by a mean-field ? -? dynamo. So far no indications were found in external galaxies of large-scale field reversals, like the one in the Milky Way. Ordered magnetic fields are also observed in radio halos around edge-on galaxies out to large distances from the plane, with X-shaped patterns. In the outflow cone above a starburst region of NGC 253, RM data indicate a helical magnetic field.

Beck, Rainer

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A Heisenberg ferromagnet with biquadratic and dipol-octupol interactions  

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A Heisenberg S = 3/2 ferromagnet with isotropic biquadratic exchange and dipole-octupol coupling is discussed. The conditions for the exact ferromagnetic ground state are derived. The thermodynamical behaviour in the molecular field approximation is discussed. Collective excitation spectra and the 1/z correction to the free energy are found. (orig.)

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Magnetic fields from inflation?  

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We consider the possibility of generation of the primordial magnetic field on inflation and show that the effect of the back reaction of this field can be very important. Assuming that the back reaction does not spoil inflation we find a rather strong restriction on the amplitude of the primordial field which could be generated on inflation. Namely, this amplitude recalculated to the present epoch cannot exceed 10?32G in Mpc scales. This field seems to be too small to be amplified to the observable values by a possible dynamo mechanism

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High field superconducting magnets  

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A superconducting magnet includes an insulating layer disposed about the surface of a mandrel; a superconducting wire wound in adjacent turns about the mandrel to form the superconducting magnet, wherein the superconducting wire is in thermal communication with the mandrel, and the superconducting magnet has a field-to-current ratio equal to or greater than 1.1 Tesla per Ampere; a thermally conductive potting material configured to fill interstices between the adjacent turns, wherein the thermally conductive potting material and the superconducting wire provide a path for dissipation of heat; and a voltage limiting device disposed across each end of the superconducting wire, wherein the voltage limiting device is configured to prevent a voltage excursion across the superconducting wire during quench of the superconducting magnet.

Hait, Thomas P. (Inventor); Shirron, Peter J. (Inventor)

2011-01-01

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Influence of the octupole mode on nuclear high-K isomeric properties  

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The influence of quadrupole-octupole deformations on the energy and magnetic properties of high-K isomeric states in even-even actinide (U, Pu, Cm, Fm, No), rare-earth (Nd, Sm and Gd), and superheavy (^{270}\\text{Ds}) nuclei is examined within a deformed shell model with pairing interaction. The neutron two-quasiparticle (2qp) isomeric energies and magnetic dipole moments are calculated over a wide range in the plane of quadrupole and octupole deformations. In most cases the magnetic moments exhibit a pronounced sensitivity to the octupole deformation. At the same time, the calculations outline three different groups of nuclei: with pronounced, shallow, and missing minima in the 2qp energy surfaces with respect to the octupole deformation. The result indicates regions of nuclei with octupole softness as well as with possible octupole deformation in the high-K isomeric states. These findings show the need for further theoretical analysis as well as of detailed experimental measurements of magnetic moments in heavy deformed nuclei.

Minkov, Nikolay; Walker, Phil

2014-05-01

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Magnetic fields from inflation?  

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We consider the possibility of generation of the seeds of primordial magnetic field on inflation and show that the effect of the back reaction of this field can be very important. Assuming that back reaction does not spoil inflation we find a rather strong restriction on the amplitude of the primordial seeds which could be generated on inflation. Namely, this amplitude recalculated to the present epoch cannot exceed $10^{-32}G$ in $Mpc$ scales. This field seems to be too small to be amplified to the observable values by galactic dynamo mechanism.

Demozzi, Vittoria; Rubinstein, Hector

2009-01-01

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Magnetic fields in diffuse media  

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This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover observational techniques, origin of magnetic fields, magnetic turbulence, basic processes in magnetized fluids, the role of magnetic fields for cosmic rays, in the interstellar medium and for star formation. Written by a group of leading experts the book represents an excellent overview of the field. Nonspecialists will find sufficient background to enter the field and be able to appreciate the state of the art.

Pino, Elisabete; Melioli, Claudio

2015-01-01

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Octupole deformation properties of the Barcelona-Catania-Paris energy density functionals  

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We discuss the octupole deformation properties of the recently proposed Barcelona-Catania-Paris (BCP) energy density functionals for two sets of isotopes, those of radium and barium, in which it is believed that octupole deformation plays a role in the description of the ground state. The analysis is carried out in the mean field framework (Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approximation) by using the axially symmetric octupole moment as a constraint. The main ingredients entering the octupole collective Hamiltonian are evaluated and the lowest-lying octupole eigenstates are obtained. In this way we restore, in an approximate way, the parity symmetry spontaneously broken by the mean field and also incorporate octupole fluctuations around the ground-state solution. For each isotope the energy of the lowest lying 1- state and the B(E1) and B(E3) transition probabilities have been computed and compared to both the experimental data and the results obtained in the same framework with the Gogny D1S interaction, which are used here as a well-established benchmark. Finally, the octupolarity of the configurations involved in the way down to fission of 240Pu, which is strongly connected to the asymmetric fragment mass distribution, is studied. We confirm with this thorough study the suitability of the BCP functionals to describe octupole-related phenomena.

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The non-dipolar magnetic fields of accreting T Tauri stars  

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Models of magnetospheric accretion on to classical T Tauri stars often assume that stellar magnetic fields are simple dipoles. Recently published surface magnetograms of BP Tau and V2129 Oph have shown, however, that their fields are more complex. The magnetic field of V2129 Oph was found to be predominantly octupolar. For BP Tau, the magnetic energy was shared mainly between the dipole and octupole field components, with the dipole component being almost four times as strong as that of V2129 Oph. From the published surface maps of the photospheric magnetic fields, we extrapolate the coronal fields of both stars, and compare the resulting field structures with that of a dipole. We consider different models where the disc is truncated at, or well within, the Keplerian corotation radius. We find that although the structure of the surface magnetic field is particularly complex for both stars, the geometry of the larger scale field, along which accretion is occurring, is somewhat simpler. However, the larger scale field is distorted close to the star by the stronger field regions, with the net effect being that the fractional open flux through the stellar surface is less than would be expected with a dipole magnetic field model. Finally, we estimate the disc truncation radius, assuming that this occurs where the magnetic torque from the stellar magnetosphere is comparable to the viscous torque in the disc.

Gregory, S. G.; Matt, S. P.; Donati, J.-F.; Jardine, M.

2008-10-01

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Crustal Magnetic Fields  

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Cosmos 49, Polar Orbit Geophysical Observatory (POGO) (Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO-2, 4 and 6)) and Magsat have been the only low-earth orbiting satellites to measure the crustal magnetic field on a global scale. These missions revealed the presence of long- wavelength (> 500 km) crustal anomalies predominantly located over continents. Ground based methods were, for the most part, unable to record these very large-scale features; no doubt due to the problems of assembling continental scale maps from numerous smaller surveys acquired over many years. Questions arose as to the source and nature of these long-wave length anomalies. As a result there was a great stimulant given to the study of the magnetic properties of the lower crust and upper mantle. Some indication as to the nature of these deep sources has been provided by the recent results from the deep crustal drilling programs. In addition, the mechanism of magnetization, induced or remanent, was largely unknown. For computational ease these anomalies were considered to result solely from induced magnetization. However, recent results from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), a magnetometer-bearing mission to Mars, have revealed crustal anomalies with dimensions similar to the largest anomalies on Earth. These Martian features could only have been produced by remanent magnetization, since Mars lacks an inducing field. The origin of long-wavelength crustal anomalies, however, has not been completely determined. Several large crustal magnetic anomalies (e.g., Bangui, Kursk, Kiruna and Central Europe) will be discussed and the role of future satellite magnetometer missions (Orsted, SUNSAT and Champ) in their interpretation evaluated.

Taylor, Patrick T.; Ravat, D.; Frawley, James J.

1999-01-01

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Magnetic Fields of Neutron Stars  

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Neutron stars contain the strongest magnetic fields known in the Universe. In this paper, I discuss briefly how these magnetic fields are inferred from observations, as well as the evidence for their time-evolution. I show how these extremely strong fields are actually weak in terms of their effects on the stellar structure, as is also the case for magnetic stars on the upper main sequence and magnetic white dwarfs, which have similar total magnetic fluxes. I propose a scena...

Konar, Sushan; Bhattacharya, Dipankar

1999-01-01

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Matter in Strong Magnetic Fields  

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The properties of matter are significantly modified by strong magnetic fields, $B>>2.35\\times 10^9$ Gauss ($1 G =10^{-4} Tesla$), as are typically found on the surfaces of neutron stars. In such strong magnetic fields, the Coulomb force on an electron acts as a small perturbation compared to the magnetic force. The strong field condition can also be mimicked in laboratory semiconductors. Because of the strong magnetic confinement of electrons perpendicular to the field, atom...

Lai, Dong

2000-01-01

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Cryogenically cooled octupole ion trap for spectroscopy of biomolecular ions  

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We present here the design of a linear octupole ion trap, suitable for collisional cryogenic cooling and spectroscopy of large ions. The performance of this trap has been assessed using ultraviolet (UV) photofragmentation spectroscopy of protonated dipeptides. At the trap temperature of 6.1 K, the vibrational temperature of the ions reaches 9.1 K, although their estimated translational temperature is ?150 K. This observation suggests that, despite the significant translational heating by radio-frequency electrical field, vibrational cooling of heavy ions in the octupole is at least as efficient as in the 22-pole ion traps previously used in our laboratory. In contrast to the 22-pole traps, excellent radial confinement of ions in the octupole makes it convenient for laser spectroscopy and boosts the dissociation yield of the stored ions to 30%. Overlap of the entire ion cloud by the laser beam in the octupole also allows for efficient UV depletion spectroscopy of ion–He clusters. The measured electronic spectra of the dipeptides and the clusters differ drastically, complicating a use of UV tagging spectroscopy for structural determination of large species

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Cryogenically cooled octupole ion trap for spectroscopy of biomolecular ions  

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We present here the design of a linear octupole ion trap, suitable for collisional cryogenic cooling and spectroscopy of large ions. The performance of this trap has been assessed using ultraviolet (UV) photofragmentation spectroscopy of protonated dipeptides. At the trap temperature of 6.1 K, the vibrational temperature of the ions reaches 9.1 K, although their estimated translational temperature is ?150 K. This observation suggests that, despite the significant translational heating by radio-frequency electrical field, vibrational cooling of heavy ions in the octupole is at least as efficient as in the 22-pole ion traps previously used in our laboratory. In contrast to the 22-pole traps, excellent radial confinement of ions in the octupole makes it convenient for laser spectroscopy and boosts the dissociation yield of the stored ions to 30%. Overlap of the entire ion cloud by the laser beam in the octupole also allows for efficient UV depletion spectroscopy of ion–He clusters. The measured electronic spectra of the dipeptides and the clusters differ drastically, complicating a use of UV tagging spectroscopy for structural determination of large species.

Boyarkin, Oleg V., E-mail: oleg.boiarkin@epfl.ch; Kopysov, Vladimir [Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Moléculaire, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL SB ISIC LCPM, Station 6, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

2014-03-15

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Magnetic Field Topology in Jets  

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We present results on the magnetic field topology in a pulsed radiative. jet. For initially helical magnetic fields and periodic velocity variations, we find that the magnetic field alternates along the, length of the jet from toroidally dominated in the knots to possibly poloidally dominated in the intervening regions.

Gardiner, T. A.; Frank, A.

2000-01-01

80

Low field magnetic resonance imaging  

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A method and system of magnetic resonance imaging does not need a large homogenous field to truncate a gradient field. Spatial information is encoded into the spin magnetization by allowing the magnetization to evolve in a non-truncated gradient field and inducing a set of 180 degree rotations prior to signal acquisition.

Pines, Alexander (Berkeley, CA); Sakellariou, Dimitrios (Billancourt, FR); Meriles, Carlos A. (Fort Lee, NJ); Trabesinger, Andreas H. (London, GB)

2010-07-13

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Magnetic Field Problem: Current and Magnets  

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The above animations represent two typical bar magnets each with a North and South pole. The arrows represent the direction of the magnetic field. A wire is placed between the magnets and a current that comes out of the page can be turned on.

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2007-03-03

82

Magnetic nanoparticle traveling in external magnetic field  

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A set of equations describing the motion of a free magnetic nanoparticle in an external magnetic field in a vacuum, or in a medium with negligibly small friction forces is postulated. The conservation of the total particle momentum, i.e. the sum of the mechanical and the total spin momentum of the nanoparticle is taken into account explicitly. It is shown that for the motion of a nanoparticle in uniform magnetic field there are three different modes of precession of the unit...

Usov, N. A.; Liubimov, B. Ya

2014-01-01

83

Measurement of tune spread in the Tevatron versus octupole strength  

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A experiment was performed in the Tevatron to measure the tune spread versus octupole strength. The experiment is sensitive to the relationship between octupole strength and current in the T:OZF circuit and to the octupole (and other non-linear focusing fields) in the Tevatron. The major motivation for the experiment was to determine the value of octupole excitation that minimizes the tune spread: this value is an estimate of the value required to obtain ''zero'' total octupole excitation in the extraction process. The experiment was performed using the strip-line kickers at A17 and the resonant Schottky pickups. The horizontal proton kicker was excited with a sine-wave from a vector signal analyzer (HP-89440A) and the horizontal proton signal was received. The gating circuitry normally used to select proton or antiproton bunches was by-passed. The response function was measured and recorded on a floppy disk. Measurements were initially made with a 200 Hz span (0.250 Hz frequency bins) and later with a 100 Hz span (0.125 Hz frequency bins). The data was all obtained at flattop (800 GeV) with Q39S and Q39C set to correct the 1/2 integer stop band and QXR (the extraction regulation system) turned off. No attempt was made to examine sensitivity to closed orbit, chromaticity, or any other machine parameters other than the zero harmonic octupoles. The tune varied slightly (presumably because of feed-down effects from the octupoles), but was approximately constant at 19.472, but was approximately constant at 19.472 (only the fractional part was measured). The beam emittance was not measured because the flying wires were not working when these data were taken. The analysis of the data was accomplished by replotting the data from the floppy disk. The peak amplitude and the full width at 25% of the peak height were measured. Figures 1-7 show some of the data that was obtained. The vertical scales in figures 1-7 are adjusted so that the data span 80% of the full height of the screen. The hardware requires the markers to be measured points, so the width measured is not exactly at 25% of full height

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Magnetic Field in Supernovae  

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A relatively modest value of the initial rotation of the iron core, a period of ~ 6-31 s, will give a very rapidly rotating protoneutron star and hence strong differential rotation with respect to the infalling matter. Under these conditions, a seed field is expected to be amplified by the MRI and to grow exponentially. Exponential growth of the field on the time scale Omega^{-1} by the magnetorotational instability (MRI) will dominate the linear growth process of field line "wrapping" with the same characteristic time. The shear is strongest at the boundary of the newly formed protoneutron star. Modest initial rotation velocities of the iron core result in sub-Keplerian rotation and a sub-equipartition magnetic field that nevertheless produce substantial MHD luminosity and hoop stresses: saturation fields of order 10^{15} - 10^{16} G develop ~ 300 msec after bounce with an associated MHD luminosity of ~ 10^{49} - 10^{53} erg s^{-1}. Bi-polar flows driven by this MHD power can affect or even cause the explosi...

Akiyama, S; Akiyama, Shizuka

2002-01-01

85

SCUPOL Magnetic Field Analysis  

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We present an extensive analysis of the 850 microns polarization maps of the SCUPOL Catalog produced by Matthews et al. (2009), focusing exclusively on the molecular clouds and star-forming regions. For the sufficiently sampled regions, we characterize the depolarization properties and the turbulent-to-mean magnetic field ratio of each region. Similar sets of parameters are calculated from 2D synthetic maps of dust emission polarization produced with 3D MHD numerical simulations scaled to the S106, OMC-2/3, W49 and DR21 molecular clouds polarization maps. For these specific regions the turbulent MHD regimes retrieved from the simulations, as described by the turbulent Alfv\\`en and sonic Mach numbers, are consistent within a factor 1 to 2 with the values of the same turbulent regimes estimated from the analysis of Zeeman measurements data provided by Crutcher (1999). Constraints on the values of the inclination angle of the mean magnetic field with respect to the LOS are also given. The values obtained from th...

Poidevin, Frederick; Kowal, Grzegorz; Pino, Elisabete de Gouveia Dal; Magalhaes, Antonio-Mario

2013-01-01

86

Photonic Magnetic Field Sensor  

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Small, in-line polarization rotators or isolators to reduce feedback in fiber optic links can be the basis for excellent magnetic field sensors. Based on the giant magneto-optical (GMO) or Faraday effect in iron garnets, they with a magnetic field of a few hundred Gauss, (20 mT) for an interaction length for an optical beam of a few millimeters achieve a polarization rotation or phase shift of 45 deg (1/8 cycle). When powered by a small laser diode, with the induced linear phase shift recovered at the shot noise limit, we have demonstrated sensitivities at the 3.3 nT/Hz1/2 level for frequencies from less than 1 Hz to frequencies into the high kHz range. Through further improvements; an increase in interaction length, better materials and by far the greatest factor, the addition of a flux concentrator, sensitivities at the pT/Hz1/2 level appear to be within reach. We will detail such a design and discuss the issues that may limit achieving these goals.

Wyntjes, Geert

2002-02-01

87

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

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The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01

88

Magnetic fields in massive stars  

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Although indirect evidence for the presence of magnetic fields in high-mass stars is regularly reported in the literature, the detection of these fields remains an extremely challenging observational problem. We review the recent discoveries of magnetic fields in different types of massive stars and briefly discuss strategies for spectropolarimetric observations to be carried out in the future.

Hubrig, S.

2007-01-01

89

Octupole deformation properties of the Barcelona-Catania-Paris energy density functionals  

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We discuss the octupole deformation properties of the recently proposed Barcelona-Catania-Paris (BCP) energy density functionals for two sets of isotopes, those of radium and barium, where it is believed that octupole deformation plays a role in the description of the ground state. The analysis is carried out in the mean field framework (Hartree- Fock- Bogoliubov approximation) by using the axially symmetric octupole moment as a constraint. The main ingredients entering the octupole collective Hamiltonian are evaluated and the lowest lying octupole eigenstates are obtained. In this way we restore, in an approximate way, the parity symmetry spontaneously broken by the mean field and also incorporate octupole fluctuations around the ground state solution. For each isotope the energy of the lowest lying $1^{-}$state and the $B(E1)$ and $B(E3)$ transition probabilities have been computed and compared to both the experimental data and the results obtained in the same framework with the Gogny D1S interaction, which...

Robledo, L M; Schuck, P; Viñas, X

2010-01-01

90

Magnetic Fields on Cool Stars  

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Magnetic fields are an important ingredient to cool star physics, and there is great interest in measuring fields and their geometry in order to understand stellar dynamos and their influence on star formation and stellar evolution. During the last few years, a large number of magnetic field measurements became available. Two main approaches are being followed to measure the Zeeman effect in cool stars; 1) the measurement of polarized light, for example to produce magnetic m...

Reiners, Ansgar

2010-01-01

91

GZK horizon and magnetic fields  

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We discuss some aspects of the propagation of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in turbulent magnetic fields, and propose a formula for the diffusion coefficient based on accurate simulations in a wide energy range. We discuss the transition between ballistic and diffusive regimes and the magnetic horizon of CR sources, showing how magnetic fields of a few nG could modify the shape of the GZK feature. Such fields would roughly be in equipartition with the extragalactic CRs, and ...

Parizot, Etienne

2004-01-01

92

Atoms in high magnetic fields  

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High magnetic fields have been of interest for some time in solid-state physics. Recent spectroscopic experiments on highly excited barium atoms and the discovery of very large magnetic fields in white dwarf stars and neutron stars have stimulated renewed interest in the spectroscopy of free atoms in high magnetic fields. The various spectroscopic regimes ranging from the low-field Zeeman effect to the high-field Landau regime are reviewed and calculations of the energy levels of hydrogen, helium and the isoelectronic ions in fields of any strength are surveyed. Observations of the quadratic Zeeman effect in the alkalis and high-field effects in the neutral barium spectrum are described. Finally, recent discoveries of continuum polarization in white dwarf stars, its interpretation in terms of the presence of high magnetic fields, and confirmation of such fields spectroscopically, and some remaining mysteries in these remarkable stellar spectra, are reviewed. (author)

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The non-dipolar magnetic fields of accreting T Tauri stars  

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Models of magnetospheric accretion on to classical T Tauri stars often assume that stellar magnetic fields are simple dipoles. Recently published surface magnetograms of BP Tau and V2129 Oph have shown, however, that their fields are more complex. The magnetic field of V2129 Oph was found to be predominantly octupolar. For BP Tau the magnetic energy was shared mainly between the dipole and octupole field components, with the dipole component being almost four times as strong as that of V2129 Oph. From the published surface maps of the photospheric magnetic fields we extrapolate the coronal fields of both stars, and compare the resulting field structures with that of a dipole. We consider different models where the disc is truncated at, or well-within, the Keplerian corotation radius. We find that although the structure of the surface magnetic field is particularly complex for both stars, the geometry of the larger scale field, along which accretion is occurring, is somewhat simpler. However, the larger scale ...

Gregory, S G; Donati, J -F; Jardine, M

2008-01-01

94

Magnetic response to applied electrostatic field in external magnetic field  

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We show, within QED and other possible nonlinear theories, that a static charge localized in a finite domain of space becomes a magnetic dipole, if it is placed in an external (constant and homogeneous) magnetic field in the vacuum. The magnetic moment is quadratic in the charge, depends on its size and is parallel to the external field, provided the charge distribution is at least cylindrically symmetric. This magneto-electric effect is a nonlinear response of the magnetized vacuum to an applied electrostatic field. Referring to the simple example of a spherically symmetric applied field, the nonlinearly induced current and its magnetic field are found explicitly throughout the space; the pattern of the lines of force is depicted, both inside and outside the charge, which resembles that of a standard solenoid of classical magnetostatics. (orig.)

Adorno, T.C. [Universidade de Sao Paulo, Instituto de Fisica, Caixa Postal 66318, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); University of Florida, Department of Physics, Gainesville, FL (United States); Gitman, D.M. [Universidade de Sao Paulo, Instituto de Fisica, Caixa Postal 66318, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Tomsk State University, Department of Physics, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Shabad, A.E. [P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2014-04-15

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Theory of fossil magnetic field  

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Theory of fossil magnetic field is based on the observations, analytical estimations and numerical simulations of magnetic flux evolution during star formation in the magnetized cores of molecular clouds. Basic goals, main features of the theory and manifestations of MHD effects in young stellar objects are discussed.

Dudorov, Alexander E

2014-01-01

96

Cosmic Magnetic Fields - An Overview  

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Magnetic fields have been known in antiquity. Aristotle attributes the first of what could be called a scientific discussion on magnetism to Thales, who lived from about 625 BC. In China “magnetic carts” were in use to help the Emperor in his journeys of inspection. Plinius comments that in the Asia Minor province of Magnesia shepherds' staffs get at times “glued” to a stone, a alodestone. In Europe the magnetic compass came through the Arab sailors who met the Portuguese explorers. The first scientific treatise on magnetism, “De Magnete”, was published by William Gilbert who in 1600 described his experiments and suggested that the Earth was a huge magnet. Johannes Kepler was a correspondent of Gilbert and at times suggested that planetary motion was due to magnetic forces. Alas, this concept was demolished by Isaac Newton,who seeing the falling apple decided that gravity was enough. This concept of dealing with gravitational forces only remains en vogue even today. The explanations why magnetic effects must be neglected go from “magnetic energy is only 1% of gravitation” to “magnetic fields only complicate the beautiful computer solutions”. What is disregarded is the fact that magnetic effects are very directional(not omni-directional as gravity) and also the fact that magnetic fields are seen every where in our cosmic universe.

Wielebinski, Richard; Beck, Rainer

97

Protogalactic evolution and magnetic fields  

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We show that the relatively strong magnetic fields ($\\ge 1 \\mu$G) in high redshift objects can be explained by the combined action of an evolving protogalactic fluctuation and electrodynamic processes providing the magnetic seed fields. Three different seed field mechanisms are reviewed and incorporated into a spherical "top-hat" model and tidal torque theory for the fate of a forming galaxy in an expanding universe. Very weak fields $10^{-19} \\sim 10^{-23}$G created in an e...

Lesch, Harald; Chiba, Masashi

1994-01-01

98

Origin of cosmic magnetic fields.  

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We calculate, in the free Maxwell theory, the renormalized quantum vacuum expectation value of the two-point magnetic correlation function in de Sitter inflation. We find that quantum magnetic fluctuations remain constant during inflation instead of being washed out adiabatically, as usually assumed in the literature. The quantum-to-classical transition of super-Hubble magnetic modes during inflation allow us to treat the magnetic field classically after reheating, when it is coupled to the primeval plasma. The actual magnetic field is scale independent and has an intensity of few×10(-12)??G if the energy scale of inflation is few×10(16)??GeV. Such a field accounts for galactic and galaxy cluster magnetic fields. PMID:23971556

Campanelli, Leonardo

2013-08-01

99

Measurements of magnetic field alignment  

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The procedure for installing Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipoles in their respective cryostats involves aligning the average direction of their field with the vertical to an accuracy of 0.5 mrad. The equipment developed for carrying on these measurements is described and the measurements performed on the first few prototypes SSC magnets are presented. The field angle as a function of position in these 16.6 m long magnets is a characteristic of the individual magnet with possible feedback information to its manufacturing procedure. A comparison of this vertical alignment characteristic with a magnetic field intensity (by NMR) characteristic for one of the prototypes is also presented. 5 refs., 7 figs

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Biological effects of magnetic fields  

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The principal focus of the LBL program is the analysis of magnetic field effects on physiological functions in experimental animals and selected organ and tissue systems. A major research effort has used electrical recording techniques to detect functional alterations in the cardiovascular, neural, and visual systems during the application of stationary magnetic fields

101

Magnetic fields in O stars  

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Over the last decade, large-scale, organized (generally dipolar) magnetic fields with a strength between 0.1 and 20 kG were detected in dozens of OB stars. This contribution reviews the impact of such magnetic fields on the stellar winds of O-stars, with emphasis on variability and X-ray emission.

Naze?, Yae?l

2013-01-01

102

Split-field magnet (SFM)  

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The split-field magnet (SFM) completely assembled and undergoing power tests in its assembly hall. On the gallery at the far right is one of the large compensator magnets which restore ISR beams to their orbits after deviation by the SFM's field.

1972-01-01

103

Interplanetary electric and magnetic fields  

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A kinematic model of the stationary electromagnetic fields in interplanetary space with finite conductivity is considered. The electrodynamic problem is solved for a medium with uniform conductivity and radial plasma outflow from a spherical source. Simple analytical formulae are obtained for electric and magnetic fields, currents and charges in the case of a uniformly-magnetized rotating sphere.

Alexeev, I.I.; Kropotkin, A.P.; Veselovsky, I.S. (Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Univ. (USSR). Nauchno-Issledovatel' skij Inst. Yadernoj Fiziki)

1982-08-01

104

Magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks  

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Magnetic fields likely play a key role in the dynamics and evolution of protoplanetary discs. They have the potential to efficiently transport angular momentum by MHD turbulence or via the magnetocentrifugal acceleration of outflows from the disk surface, and magnetically-driven mixing has implications for disk chemistry and evolution of the grain population. However, the weak ionisation of protoplanetary discs means that magnetic fields may not be able to effectively couple...

Wardle, Mark

2007-01-01

105

Magnetic Fields in Young Galaxies  

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We have studied the fate of initial magnetic fields in the hot halo gas out of which the visible parts of galaxies form, using three-dimensional numerical MHD-experiments. The halo gas undergoes compression by several orders of magnitude in the subsonic cooling flow that forms the cold disk. The magnetic field is carried along and is amplified considerably in the process, reaching muG levels for reasonable values of the initial ratio of magnetic to thermal energy density.

Nordlund, A A

2000-01-01

106

Cosmic Structure of Magnetic Fields  

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The simulations of the formation of cosmological structure allows to determine the spatial inhomogeneity of cosmic magnetic fields. Such simulations, however, do not give an absolute number for the strength of the magnetic field due to insufficient spatial resolution. Combining these simulations with observations of the Rotation Measure to distant radio sources allows then to deduce upper limits for the strength of the magnetic field. These upper limits are of order 0.2 - 2 muG along the filaments and sheets of the galaxy distribution. In one case, the sheet outside the Coma cluster, there is a definitive estimate of the strength of the magnetic field consistent with this range. Such estimates are almost three orders of magnitude higher than hitherto assumed usually. High energy cosmic ray particles can be either focussed or strongly scattered in such magnetic filaments and sheets, depending on the initial transverse momentum. The cosmological background in radio and X-ray wavelengths will have contributions ...

Biermann, P L; Rachen, J P; Ryu, D; Biermann, Peter L.; Kang, Hyesung; Rachen, Joerg P.; Ryu, Dongsu

1997-01-01

107

Resonant magnetic fields from inflation  

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We propose a novel scenario to generate primordial magnetic fields during inflation induced by an oscillating coupling of the electromagnetic field to the inflaton. This resonant mechanism has two key advantages over previous proposals. First of all, it generates a narrow band of magnetic fields at any required wavelength, thereby allaying the usual problem of a strongly blue spectrum and its associated backreaction. Secondly, it avoids the need for a strong coupling as the coupling is oscillating rather than growing or decaying exponentially. Despite these major advantages, we find that the backreaction is still far too large during inflation if the generated magnetic fields are required to have a strength of ${\\cal O}(10^{-15}\\, \\Gauss)$ today on observationally interesting scales. We provide a more general no-go argument, proving that this problem will apply to any model in which the magnetic fields are generated on subhorizon scales and freeze after horizon crossing.

Byrnes, Christian T; Jain, Rajeev Kumar; Urban, Federico R

2012-01-01

108

Quasiperiodic tilings under magnetic field  

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We study the electronic properties of a two-dimensional quasiperiodic tiling, the isometric generalized Rauzy tiling, embedded in a magnetic field. Its energy spectrum is computed in a tight-binding approach by means of the recursion method. Then, we study the quantum dynamics of wave packets and discuss the influence of the magnetic field on the diffusion and spectral exponents. Finally, we consider a quasiperiodic superconducting wire network with the same geometry and we determine the critical temperature as a function of the magnetic field.

Vidal, J

2004-01-01

109

Fabrication of multi-element corrector magnet for NewSUBARU  

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Multi-element octupole-base corrector magnets will be installed in the electron storage ring NewSUBARU in place of vertical steering (skew dipole) magnets. The new magnets use coil windings to produce the skew quadrupole, skew sextupole, normal octupole, and skew dipole fields. The skew dipole element is used to achieve vertical steering. We made six magnets. The yoke is a laminated core composed of 0.5 mm thick silicon steel plates. The number of coil turns for the dipole winding was changed from the calculation (129t and 92t) to 126t and 92t because of the space requirement. (author)

110

Magnetic fields in neutron stars  

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This work aims at studying how magnetic fields affect the observational properties and the long-term evolution of isolated neutron stars, which are the strongest magnets in the universe. The extreme physical conditions met inside these astronomical sources complicate their theoretical study, but, thanks to the increasing wealth of radio and X-ray data, great advances have been made over the last years. A neutron star is surrounded by magnetized plasma, the so-called magnetos...

Vigano?, Daniele

2013-01-01

111

Transport in ergodic magnetic fields  

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Solution of a 3D problem based on a numerical treatment of macroscopic fluid equations is shown to be necessary to describe a stochastic scrape-off layer in the framework of the theory of transport in an ergodic magnetic field. The transport of a stochastic magnetic field within the bulk plasma is also considered. Here the drift kinetic equation is solved with the ansatz for the distribution function to deviate only a little from the Maxwellian. A local fluctuating stochastic magnetic field and electric field are considered and transport is found by averaging over the unperturbed magnetic surfaces. Due to collisions the diffusion coefficient is much larger than given by the Rosenbluth, Rechester formula

112

Quasiperiodic tilings under magnetic field  

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We study the electronic properties of a two-dimensional quasiperiodic tiling, the isometric generalized Rauzy tiling, embedded in a magnetic field. Its energy spectrum is computed in a tight-binding approach by means of the recursion method. Then, we study the quantum dynamics of wave packets and discuss the influence of the magnetic field on the diffusion and spectral exponents. Finally, we consider a quasiperiodic superconducting wire network with the same geometry and we ...

Vidal, J.; Mosseri, R.

2002-01-01

113

High-Field Accelerator Magnets  

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In this lecture an overview is given of the present technology for high field accelerator magnets. We indicate how to get high fields and what are the most important parameters. The available conductors and their limitations are presented followed by the most relevant types of coils and support structures. We conclude by showing a number of recent examples of development magnets which are either pure R&D objects or models for the LHC luminosity upgrade.

de Rijk, G

2014-01-01

114

Collective T- and P- odd electromagnetic moments in nuclei with octupole deformation  

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Parity and time invariance violating forces produce collective P- and T-odd moments in nuclei with static octupole deformation. Collective Schiff moment, electric octupole and dipole and also magnetic quadrupole appear due to the mixing of rotational levels of opposite parity and can exceed single-particle moments by more than a factor of 100. This enhancement is due to two factors, the collective nature of the intrinsic moments and the small energy separation between members of parity doublets. The above moments induce T- and P- odd effects in atoms and molecules. Experiments with such systems may improve substantially the limits on time reversal violation. (author)

115

Soliton switching in an anisotropic Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain with octupole-dipole interaction  

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We study the nonlinear spin excitations in a one-dimensional anisotropic Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain with octupole-dipole interaction by a semi-classical approach using Glauber's coherent state method combined with the Holstein-Primakoff bosonic representation for the spin operator in the continuum limit. The associated dynamics are governed by a generalized higher-order nonlinear Schroedinger equation. We point out that the presence of a higher-order influence of octupole-dipole interaction in the ferromagnetic medium enhances the magnetization switching process in the nanoscale regime through the flipping of a soliton.

116

Theorem on magnet fringe field  

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Transverse particle motion in particle accelerators is governed almost totally by non-solenoidal magnets for which the body magnetic field can be expressed as a series expansion of the normal (bn) and skew (an) multipoles, By + iBx = summation(bn + ian)(x + iy)n, where x, y, and z denote horizontal, vertical, and longitudinal (along the magnet) coordinates. Since the magnet length L is necessarily finite, deflections are actually proportional to ''field integrals'' such as bar BL ? ? B(x,y,z)dz where the integration range starts well before the magnet and ends well after it. For bar an, bar bn, bar Bx, and bar By defined this way, the same expansion Eq. 1 is valid and the ''standard'' approximation is to neglect any deflections not described by this expansion, in spite of the fact that Maxwell's equations demand the presence of longitudinal field components at the magnet ends. The purpose of this note is to provide a semi-quantitative estimate of the importance of |?p?|, the transverse deflection produced by the ion-gitudinal component of the fringe field at one magnet end relative to |?p0|, the total deflection produced by passage through the whole magnet. To emphasize the generality and simplicity of the result it is given in the form of a theorem. The essence of the proof is an evaluation of the contribution of the longitudinal field Bx from the vicinity of one magnet end since, along a path parallel to the magnet axis such as path BC

117

Transmission cable magnetic field research  

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Generally accepted methods for calculating magnetic fields in the vicinity of overhead transmission lines are currently available. These calculation procedures have received general acceptance because they are well documented and because field measurement data is available to support the calculation results. Similar data and calculation procedures, however, are lacking for underground transmission cables. This is particularly true for pipe-type transmission cables which comprise the vast majority of transmission cables in this country. The high magnetic permeability of the steel pipe which surrounds the cables provides effective attenuation of the magnetic field external to the pipe, but the amount of attenuation is difficult to predict. This is primarily due to the nonlinear permeability of the carbon steel pipe and eddy current effects. This research project consisted of conducting magnetic field measurements in the vicinity of a pipe-cable system under controlled conditions at the EPRI Waltz Mill Test Facility to determine typical magnetic field values and how these values vary with operating conditions. This report describes the measurement results as well as an analysis of the factors which primarily affect the magnetic field external to the cable pipe

118

Transmission cable magnetic field research  

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Generally accepted methods for calculating magnetic fields in the vicinity of overhead transmission lines are currently available. These calculation procedures have received general acceptance because they are well documented and because field measurement data is available to support the calculation results. Similar data and calculation procedures, however, are lacking for underground transmission cables. This is particularly true for pipe-type transmission cables which comprise the vast majority of transmission cables in this country. The high magnetic permeability of the steel pipe which surrounds the cables provides effective attenuation of the magnetic field external to the pipe, but the amount of attenuation is difficult to predict. This is primarily due to the nonlinear permeability of the carbon steel pipe and eddy current effects. This research project consisted of conducting magnetic field measurements in the vicinity of a pipe-cable system under controlled conditions at the EPRI Waltz Mill Test Facility to determine typical magnetic field values and how these values vary with operating conditions. This report describes the measurement results as well as an analysis of the factors which primarily affect the magnetic field external to the cable pipe.

1990-04-01

119

Minus-I quadrupole system for containing aberration-correction octupoles  

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Octupoles may be used to correct the third order spherical aberration of quadrupole transport systems. Crosstalk in the coupling of an octupole placed at a given point causes it to add a term with the wrong sign in the y-channel if it has the right sign in the x-channel, thus severely reducing efficiency. It is often convenient to utilize a special correcting section insertion which is seen as a +I transfer matrix by the first order focusing. Within point-to-point thin lens optics we give two-parameter systems with 16 magnets having locations with large S/sub x/ where S/sub y/ = 0 and vice versa for octupole placement

120

Field measurements for PETRA magnets  

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Two fast measuring machines have been built for measuring the great series of dipoles and focussing magnets for PETRA. The measuring system consists of a machine with a long moving integrating coil for measuring the dipoles and of a rotating coil system for an integral measurement of quadrupoles, sextupoles and other higher multipoles. Both machines are computer controlled. Results of field measurements for the first part of the series magnets are presented. The measurements show the profile of the integral field and the improvements due to end-field corrections. Magnets of the same type are compared as to integral field for gradient. The effect of different energizing cycles on the reproducibility of field setting is described. (author)

121

Magnetic fields in spiral galaxies  

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Radio polarization observations have revealed large-scale magnetic fields in spiral galaxies. The average total field strength most probably increases with the rate of star formation. The uniform field generally follows the orientation of the optical spiral arms, but is often strongest outside the arms. Long magnetic-field filaments are seen, sometimes up to a 30 kpc length. The field seems to be anchored in large gas clouds and is inflated out of the disk; e.g., by a galactic wind. The field in radio halos around galaxies is highly uniform in limited regions, resembling the structure of the solar corona. The detection of Faraday rotation in spiral galaxies excludes the existence of large amounts of antimatter. The distribution of Faraday rotation in the disks shows two different large-scale structures of the interstellar field: Axisymmetric-spiral and bisymmetric-spiral, which are interpreted as two modes of the galactic dynamo driven by differential rotation

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Magnetic fields in spiral galaxies  

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Radio polarization observations have revealed large-scale magnetic fields in spiral galaxies. The average total field strength most probably increases with the rate of star formation. The uniform field generally follows the orientation of the optical spiral arms, but is often strongest {ital outside} the arms. Long magnetic-field filaments are seen, sometimes up to a 30 kpc length. The field seems to be anchored in large gas clouds and is inflated out of the disk; e.g., by a galactic wind. The field in radio halos around galaxies is highly uniform in limited regions, resembling the structure of the solar corona. The detection of Faraday rotation in spiral galaxies excludes the existence of large amounts of antimatter. The distribution of Faraday rotation in the disks shows two different large-scale structures of the interstellar field: Axisymmetric-spiral and bisymmetric-spiral, which are interpreted as two modes of the galactic dynamo driven by differential rotation.

Beck, R. (Max-Planck Institut fur Radiostronomie, Auf dem Hugel 69, Bonn 1 (DE))

1990-02-01

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Informations on octupole correlations in light actinide nuclei  

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Experimental evidence for octupole correlations, which lead to octupole instability and octupole deformation of some nuclei, is illustrated through typical examples. Data are considered for the light actinide nuclei which have been studied up to moderately high spins. In case of 226Ra most of the electric dipole, quadrupole and, for the first time, octupole transition moments have been measured up to spin 18 for yrast states. (orig.)

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MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS FOR FAST-CHANGING MAGNETIC FIELDS  

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Several recent applications for fast ramped magnets have been found that require rapid measurement of the field quality during the ramp. (In one instance, accelerator dipoles will be ramped at 1 T/sec, with measurements needed to the accuracy typically required for accelerators.) We have built and tested a new type of magnetic field measuring system to meet this need. The system consists of 16 stationary pickup windings mounted on a cylinder. The signals induced in the windings in a changing magnetic field are sampled and analyzed to obtain the field harmonics. To minimize costs, printed circuit boards were used for the pickup windings and a combination of amplifiers and ADPs used for the voltage readout system. New software was developed for the analysis. Magnetic field measurements of a model dipole developed for the SIS200 accelerator at GSI are presented. The measurements are needed to insure that eddy currents induced by the fast ramps do not impact the field quality needed for successful accelerator operation

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Primordial magnetic fields from inflation?  

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The hot plasma above the electroweak scale contains (hyper) charged scalar particles which are coupled to Abelian gauge fields. Scalars may interact with gravity in a non-conformally invariant way and thus their fluctuations can be amplified during inflation. These fluctuations lead to creation of electric currents and produce inhomogeneous distribution of charge density, resulting in the generation of cosmological magnetic fields. We address the question whether these field...

Giovannini, Massimo; Shaposhnikov, Mikhail E.

2000-01-01

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Magnetically Controlled Accretion Flows onto Young Stellar Objects  

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(abridged) Accretion from disks onto young stars is thought to follow magnetic field lines from the inner disk edge to the stellar surface. The accretion flow thus depends on the geometry of the magnetic field. This paper extends previous work by constructing a collection of orthogonal coordinate systems, including the corresponding differential operators, where one coordinate traces the magnetic field lines. This formalism allows for an (essentially) analytic description of the geometry and the conditions required for the flow to pass through sonic points. Using this approach, we revisit the problem of magnetically controlled accretion flow in a dipole geometry, and then generalize the treatment to consider magnetic fields with multiple components, including dipole, octupole, and split monopole contributions. This approach can be generalized further to consider more complex magnetic field configurations. Observations indicate that accreting young stars have substantial dipole and octupole components, and tha...

Adams, Fred C

2011-01-01

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Transformation Optics for Controlling DC Magnetic Field  

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Based on the form-invariant of Maxwell’s equations under coordinate transformations, we extend the theoryof transformation optics to transformation magneto-statics, which can design magnets through coordinatetransformations. Some novel DC magnetic field illusions created by magnets (e.g. rescaling magnets,cancelling magnets and overlapping magnets) are designed and verified by numerical simulations. Ourresearch will open a new door to designing magnets and controlling DC magnetic fields.

Sun, Fei

2014-01-01

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Indoor localization using magnetic fields  

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Indoor localization consists of locating oneself inside new buildings. GPS does not work indoors due to multipath reflection and signal blockage. WiFi based systems assume ubiquitous availability and infrastructure based systems require expensive installations, hence making indoor localization an open problem. This dissertation consists of solving the problem of indoor localization by thoroughly exploiting the indoor ambient magnetic fields comprising mainly of disturbances termed as anomalies in the Earth's magnetic field caused by pillars, doors and elevators in hallways which are ferromagnetic in nature. By observing uniqueness in magnetic signatures collected from different campus buildings, the work presents the identification of landmarks and guideposts from these signatures and further develops magnetic maps of buildings - all of which can be used to locate and navigate people indoors. To understand the reason behind these anomalies, first a comparison between the measured and model generated Earth's magnetic field is made, verifying the presence of a constant field without any disturbances. Then by modeling the magnetic field behavior of different pillars such as steel reinforced concrete, solid steel, and other structures like doors and elevators, the interaction of the Earth's field with the ferromagnetic fields is described thereby explaining the causes of the uniqueness in the signatures that comprise these disturbances. Next, by employing the dynamic time warping algorithm to account for time differences in signatures obtained from users walking at different speeds, an indoor localization application capable of classifying locations using the magnetic signatures is developed solely on the smart phone. The application required users to walk short distances of 3-6 m anywhere in hallway to be located with accuracies of 80-99%. The classification framework was further validated with over 90% accuracies using model generated magnetic signatures representing hallways with different kinds of pillars, doors and elevators. All in all, this dissertation contributes the following: 1) provides a framework for understanding the presence of ambient magnetic fields indoors and utilizing them to solve the indoor localization problem; 2) develops an application that is independent of the user and the smart phones and 3) requires no other infrastructure since it is deployed on a device that encapsulates the sensing, computing and inferring functionalities, thereby making it a novel contribution to the mobile and pervasive computing domain.

Pathapati Subbu, Kalyan Sasidhar

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Black holes and magnetic fields  

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Stationary axisymmetric magnetic fields are expelled from outer horizons of black holes as they become extremal. Extreme black holes exhibit Meissner effect also within exact Einstein--Maxwell theory and in string theories in higher dimensions. Since maximally rotating black holes are expected to be astrophysically most important, the expulsion of the magnetic flux from their horizons represents a potential threat to an electromagnetic mechanism launching the jets at the acc...

Bicak, J.; Karas, V.; Ledvinka, T.

2006-01-01

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Protogalactic evolution and magnetic fields  

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We show that the relatively strong magnetic fields (\\ge 1 \\muG) in high redshift objects can be explained by the combined action of an evolving protogalactic fluctuation and electrodynamic processes providing the magnetic seed fields. Three different seed field mechanisms are reviewed and incorporated into a spherical "top-hat" model and tidal torque theory for the fate of a forming galaxy in an expanding universe. Very weak fields 10^{-19} \\sim 10^{-23}G created in an expanding over-dense region are strongly enhanced due to the dissipative disk formation by a factor \\sim 10^4, and subsequently amplified by strong non-axisymmetric flow by a factor \\sim 10^{6-10}, depending on the cosmological parameters and the epoch of galaxy formation. The resulting field strength at z \\sim 0.395 can be of the order of a few \\muG and be close to this value at z \\sim 2.

Lesch, H; Lesch, Harald; Chiba, Masashi

1994-01-01

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Generation of helical magnetic fields from inflation  

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The generation of helical magnetic fields during single field inflation due to an axial coupling of the electromagnetic field to the inflaton is discussed. We find that such a coupling always leads to a blue spectrum of magnetic fields during slow roll inflation. Though the helical magnetic fields further evolve during the inverse cascade in the radiation era after inflation, we conclude that the magnetic fields generated by such an axial coupling can not lead to observed field strength on cosmologically relevant scales.

Jain, Rajeev Kumar; Hollenstein, Lukas

2012-01-01

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Magnetic fields of neutron stars  

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Neutron stars contain the strongest magnetic fields known in the Universe. In this paper, I discuss briefly how these magnetic fields are inferred from observations, as well as the evidence for their time-evolution. I show how these extremely strong fields are actually weak in terms of their effects on the stellar structure, as is also the case for magnetic stars on the upper main sequence and magnetic white dwarfs, which have similar total magnetic fluxes. I propose a scenario in which a stable hydromagnetic equilibrium (containing a poloidal and a toroidal field component) is established soon after the birth of the neutron star, aided by the strong compositional stratification of neutron star matter, and this state is slowly eroded by non-ideal magnetohydrodynamic processes such as beta decays and ambipolar diffusion in the core of the star and Hall drift and breaking of the solid in its crust. Over sufficiently long time scales, the fluid in the neutron star core will behave as if it were barotropic, becau...

Reisenegger, Andreas

2013-01-01

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Microscopic analysis of the octupole phase transition in Th isotopes  

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A shape phase transition between stable octupole deformation and octupole vibrations in Th nuclei is analyzed in a microscopic framework based on nuclear density functional theory. The relativistic functional DD-PC1 is used to calculate axially-symmetric quadrupole-octupole constrained energy surfaces. Observables related to order parameters are computed using an interacting-boson Hamiltonian, with parameters determined by mapping the microscopic energy surfaces to the expectation value of the Hamiltonian in the boson condensate. The systematics of constrained energy surfaces and low-energy excitation spectra point to the occurrence of a phase transition between octupole-deformed shapes and shapes characterized by octupole-soft potentials.

Nomura, K; Lu, B -N

2013-01-01

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Equipment for magnetic field control  

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The invention is related to accelerators and can be used for formation of a pulsed magnetic field of a proton synchrotron. The prior devices for control of the magnetic field, comprising a controlled power supply, a voltage transducer and a dynamic storage, require manual adjustment and a complex master voltage source. With a view to simplify the device and the operation, the output of the dynamic storage in the proposed device is connected to the input of the voltage regulator in parallel with the voltage transducer

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Reconnection of magnetic field lines  

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Magnetic field line diffusion in a plasma is studied on the basis of the non-linear boundary layer equations of dissipative, incompressible magnetohydrodynamics. Non-linear steady state solutions for a class of plasma parameters have been obtained which are consistent with the boundary conditions appropriate for reconnection. The solutions are self-consistent in connecting a stagnation point flow of a plasma with reconnecting magnetic field lines. The range of the validity of the solutions, their relation to other fluid models of reconnection, and their possible applications to space plasma configurations are pointed out. (Author)

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Magnetic fields in neutron stars  

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This work aims at studying how magnetic fields affect the observational properties and the long-term evolution of isolated neutron stars, which are the strongest magnets in the universe. The extreme physical conditions met inside these astronomical sources complicate their theoretical study, but, thanks to the increasing wealth of radio and X-ray data, great advances have been made over the last years. A neutron star is surrounded by magnetized plasma, the so-called magnetosphere. Modeling its global configuration is important to understand the observational properties of the most magnetized neutron stars, magnetars. On the other hand, magnetic fields in the interior are thought to evolve on long time-scales, from thousands to millions of years. The magnetic evolution is coupled to the thermal one, which has been the subject of study in the last decades. An important part of this thesis presents the state-of-the-art of the magneto-thermal evolution models of neutron stars during the first million of years, st...

Viganò, Daniele

2013-01-01

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ATLAS cavern magnetic field calculations  

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A new approach has been adopted in an attempt to produce a complete ATLAS cavern B-field map using a more precise methodological approach (variable magnetisation, depending on the external field) and the latest design taking into account of the structural elements. The basic idea was to produce a dedicated basic TOSCA model and then to insert a series of ferromagnetic structure elements to monitor the perturbative effect on the basic field map. Eventually, it was found: the bedplate field perturbation is an order of magnitude above the permissible level; manufacturing of the bedplates from nonmagnetic material or careful evaluation of their field contribution in the event reconstruction codes is required; the field value at the rack positions is higher than the permissible one; the final position of racks should be chosen taking into account the detailed magnetic field distribution

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ATLAS Cavern Magnetic Field Calculations  

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A new approach has been adopted in an attempt to produce a complete ATLAS cavern B-field map using a more precise methodological approach (variable magnetisation, depending on the external field) and the latest design taking into account of the structural elements. The basic idea was to produce a dedicated basic TOSCA model and then to insert a series of ferromagnetic structure elements to monitor the perturbative effect on the basic field map. Eventually, it was found: The bedplate field pertubation is an order of magnitude above the permissible level. Manufacturing of the bedplates from nonmagnetic material or careful evaluation of their field contribution in the event reconstruction codes is required. The field value at the rack positions is higher than the permissible one. The final position of racks should be chosen taking into account the detailed magnetic field distribution.

Vorojtsov, S B; Butin, F; Price, M

2000-01-01

139

Galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields  

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The current state of research of the Galactic magnetic field is reviewed critically. The average (equipartition) strength of the total field derived from radio synchrotron data is 6 +/- 2 muG locally and about 10 +/- 3 muG at 3 kpc Galactic radius. These values agree well with the estimates using the locally measured cosmic-ray energy spectrum and the radial variation of protons derived from gamma-rays. Optical and synchrotron polarization data yield a strength of the local ...

Beck, Rainer

2000-01-01

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Galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields  

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The current state of research of the Galactic magnetic field is reviewed critically. The average (equipartition) strength of the total field derived from radio synchrotron data is 6 +/- 2 muG locally and about 10 +/- 3 muG at 3 kpc Galactic radius. These values agree well with the estimates using the locally measured cosmic-ray energy spectrum and the radial variation of protons derived from gamma-rays. Optical and synchrotron polarization data yield a strength of the local regular field of 4 +/- 1 muG, but this value is an upper limit if the field strength fluctuates within the beam or if anisotropic fields are present. Pulsar rotation measures, on the other hand, give only 1.4 +/- 0.2 muG, a lower limit if fluctuations in regular field strength and thermal electron density are anticorrelated along the pathlength. The local regular field may be part of a 'magnetic arm' between the optical arms. However, the global structure of the regular Galactic field is not yet known. Several large-scale field reversals i...

Beck, R

2000-01-01

141

Majorana neutrinos and magnetic fields  

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It is stressed that if neutrinos are massive they are probably of Majorana type. This implies that their magnetic moment form factor vanishes identically so that the previously discussed phenomenon of spin rotation in a magnetic field would not appear to take place. It is pointed out that Majorana neutrinos can, however, have transition moments. This enables an inhomogeneous magnetic field to rotate both spin and flavor of a neutrino. In this case the spin rotation changes particle to anti-particle. The spin-flavor rotation effect is worked out in detail. The parameterization and calculation of the electromagnetic form factors of Majorana neutrinos are discussed, taking into account the somewhat unusual quantum theory of massive Majorana particles

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How to Draw Magnetic Fields - I  

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This is an activity about depicting magnetic fields. Learners will observe two provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines for both orientations. This is the third activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

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Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic Fields  

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The strength of the total magnetic field in our Milky Way from radio Zeeman and synchrotron measurements is about 6 muG near the Sun and several mG in dense clouds, pulsar wind nebulae, and filaments near the Galactic Center. Diffuse polarized radio emission and Faraday rotation of the polarized emission from pulsars and background sources show many small-scale magnetic features, but the overall field structure in our Galaxy is still under debate. -- Radio synchrotron observations of nearby galaxies reveal dynamically important magnetic fields of 10-30 muG total strength in the spiral arms. Fields with random orientations are concentrated in spiral arms, while ordered fields (observed in radio polarization) are strongest in interarm regions and follow the orientation of the adjacent gas spiral arms. Faraday rotation of the diffuse polarized radio emission from the disks of spiral galaxies sometimes reveals large-scale patterns which are signatures of coherent fields generated by dynamos, but in most galaxies ...

Beck, Rainer

2008-01-01

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Crystal field and magnetic properties  

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Magnetization and magnetic susceptibility measurements have been made in the temperature range 1.3 to 4.2 K on powdered samples of ErH3. The susceptibility exhibits Curie-Weiss behavior from 4.2 to 2 K, and intercepts the negative temperature axis at theta = 1.05 + or - 0.05 K, indicating that the material is antiferromagnetic. The low field effective moment is 6.77 + or - 0.27 Bohr magnetons per ion. The magnetization exhibits a temperature independent contribution, the slope of which is (5 + or - 1.2) x 10 to the -6th Weber m/kg Tesla. The saturation moment is 3.84 + or - 1 - 0.15 Bohr magnetons per ion. The results can be qualitatively explained by the effects of crystal fields on the magnetic ions. No definitive assignment of a crystal field ground state can be given, nor can a clear choice between cubically or hexagonally symmetric crystal fields be made. For hexagonal symmetry, the first excited state is estimated to be 86 to 100 K above the ground state. For cubic symmetry, the splitting is on the order of 160 to 180 K.

Flood, D. J.

1977-01-01

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Transverse Magnetic Field Propellant Isolator  

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An alternative high voltage isolator for electric propulsion and ground-based ion source applications has been designed and tested. This design employs a transverse magnetic field that increases the breakdown voltage. The design can greatly enhance the operating range of laboratory isolators used for high voltage applications.

Foster, John E.

2000-01-01

146

Magnetic field of the Earth  

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The magnetic field of the Earth has global meaning for a life on the Earth. The world geophysical science explains: - occurrence of a magnetic field of the Earth it is transformation of kinetic energy of movements of the fused iron in the liquid core of Earth - into the magnetic energy; - the warming up of a kernel of the Earth occurs due to radioactive disintegration of elements, with excretion of thermal energy. The world science does not define the reasons: - drift of a magnetic dipole on 0,2 a year to the West; - drift of lithospheric slabs and continents. The author offers: an alternative variant existing in a world science the theories "Geodynamo" - it is the theory « the Magnetic field of the Earth », created on the basis of physical laws. Education of a magnetic field of the Earth occurs at moving the electric charge located in a liquid kernel, at rotation of the Earth. At calculation of a magnetic field is used law the Bio Savara for a ring electric current: dB = . Magnetic induction in a kernel of the Earth: B = 2,58 Gs. According to the law of electromagnetic induction the Faradey, rotation of a iron kernel of the Earth in magnetic field causes occurrence of an electric field Emf which moves electrons from the center of a kernel towards the mantle. So of arise the radial electric currents. The magnetic field amplifies the iron of mantle and a kernel of the Earth. As a result of action of a radial electric field the electrons will flow from the center of a kernel in a layer of an electric charge. The central part of a kernel represents the field with a positive electric charge, which creates inverse magnetic field Binv and Emfinv When ?mfinv = ?mf ; ?inv = B, there will be an inversion a magnetic field of the Earth. It is a fact: drift of a magnetic dipole of the Earth in the western direction approximately 0,2 longitude, into a year. Radial electric currents a actions with the basic magnetic field of a Earth - it turn a kernel. It coincides with laws of electromagnetism. According to a rule of the left hand: if the magnetic field in a kernel is directed to drawing, electric current are directed to an axis of rotation of the Earth, - a action of force clockwise (to West). Definition of the force causing drift a kernel according to the law of Ampere F = IBlsin. Powerful force 3,5 × 1012 Nyton, what makes drift of the central part of a kernel of the Earth on 0,2 the longitude in year to West, and also it is engine of the mechanism of movement of slabs together with continents. Movement of a core of the Earth carry out around of a terrestrial axis one circulation in the western direction in 2000 of years. Linear speed of rotation of a kernel concerning a mantle on border the mantle a kernel: V = × 3,471 × 10 = 3,818 × 10 m/s = 33 m/day = 12 km/years. Considering greater viscosity of a mantle, the powerful energy at rotation of a kernel seize a mantle and lithospheric slabs and makes their collisions as a result of which there are earthquakes and volcano. Continents Northern and Southern America every year separate from the Europe and Africa on several centimeters. Atlantic ocean as a result of movement of these slabs with such speed was formed for 200 million years, that in comparison with the age of the Earth - several billions years, not so long time. Drift of a kernel in the western direction is a principal cause of delay of speed of rotation of the Earth. Flow of radial electric currents allot according to the law of Joule - Lenz, the quantity of warmth : Q = I2Rt = IUt, of thermal energy 6,92 × 1017 calories/year. This defines heating of a kernel and the Earth as a whole. In the valley of the median-Atlantic ridge having numerous volcanos, the lava flow constantly thus warm up waters of Atlantic ocean. It is a fact the warm current Gulf Stream. Thawing of a permafrost and ices of Arctic ocean, of glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica is acknowledgement: the warmth of earth defines character of thawing of glaciers and a permafrost. This is a global warming. The version of the author: the period

Popov, Aleksey

2013-04-01

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Skewed magnetic field lines reconnection  

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Three-dimensional time-dependent reconnection of skewed magnetic field lines is studied. Reconnection is shown to be possible only in the limited oval-shaped part of the current sheet, which was called the reconnection zone. The size of the reconnection zone is defined by the reconnection line length, the behaviour of the electric field in the diffusion region as well as by the angle between the reconnecting fields. Reconnected magnetic flux has the same direction as it has in the Petschek's model near the reconnection line (normal flux), but it changes its sign in the rest of the reconnection zone (anomalous flux). The magnetic energy is converted into the kinetic one in the normal flux region, and the reverse process occurs in the anomalous flux region, so the energy balance is fulfilled within the reconnection region. An electric double layer emerges along the reconnection zone, which emits Alfven waves, these carryin away the energy released in the reconnection process. The solution obtained may be useful in various problems of cosmic plasma physics, e.g. MHD waves generation on the Sun, carrying magnetic flux away from its surface, origin of solar cosmic rays, etc

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Magnetic field tomography, helical magnetic fields and Faraday depolarization  

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Wide-band radio polarization observations offer the possibility to recover information about the magnetic fields in synchrotron sources, such as details of their three-dimensional configuration, that has previously been inaccessible. The key physical process involved is the Faraday rotation of the polarized emission in the source (and elsewhere along the wave's propagation path to the observer). In order to proceed, reliable methods are required for inverting the signals obs...

Horellou, Cathy; Fletcher, Andrew

2014-01-01

149

Unique Topological Characterization of Braided Magnetic Fields  

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We introduce a topological flux function to quantify the topology of magnetic braids: non-zero, line-tied magnetic fields whose field lines all connect between two boundaries. This scalar function is an ideal invariant defined on a cross-section of the magnetic field, and measures the average poloidal magnetic flux around any given field line, or the average pairwise crossing number between a given field line and all others. Moreover, its integral over the cross-section yiel...

Yeates, A. R.; Hornig, G.

2012-01-01

150

Hypernuclear matter in strong magnetic field  

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Compact stars with strong magnetic fields (magnetars) have been observationally determined to have surface magnetic fields of order of 10^{14}-10^{15} G, the implied internal field strength being several orders larger. We study the equation of state and composition of dense hypernuclear matter in strong magnetic fields in a range expected in the interiors of magnetars. Within the non-linear Boguta-Bodmer-Walecka model we find that the magnetic field has sizable influence on ...

Sinha, Monika; Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata; Sedrakian, Armen

2010-01-01

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Magnetic fields and coronal heating  

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General considerations concerning the scaling properties of magnetic-field--related colonal heating mechanisms are used to build a two-parameter model for the heating of closed coronal regions. The model perdicts the way in which coronal temperature and electron density are related to photospheric magnetic field strength and the size of the region, using the additional constraint provided by the scaling law of rosner, tucker, and Viaiana. The model successfully duplicates the observed scaling of total thermal energy content with total longitudinal flux; it also predict a relation between the coronal energy density (or pressure) and the longitudinal field strength modified by the region scale size. The observational data yield a similar relation, pproportional/sup 1.6/. A parameter of the theory, which is evaluated by fitting to the data, is the product ?upsilon/sub phi/, where ? is the ratio of azimuthal to longitudinal magnetic field and upsilon/sub phi/ is the effective twisting velocity of the loop footpoints, which supplies the energy for coronal heating

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Field errors in superconducting magnets  

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The mission of this workshop is a discussion of the techniques for tracking particles through arbitrary accelerator field configurations to look for dynamical effects that are suggested by various theoretical models but are not amenable to detailed analysis. A major motivation for this type of study is that many of our accelerator projects are based on the use of superconducting magnets which have field imperfections that are larger and of a more complex nature than those of conventional magnets. Questions such as resonances, uncorrectable closed orbit effects, coupling between planes, and diffusion mechanisms all assume new importance. Since, simultaneously, we are trying to do sophisticated beam manipulations such as stacking, high current accelerator, long life storage, and low loss extraction, we clearly need efficient and accurate tracking programs to proceed with confidence

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Passive Magnetic Shielding in Gradient Fields  

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The effect of passive magnetic shielding on dc magnetic field gradients imposed by both external and internal sources is studied. It is found that for concentric cylindrical or spherical shells of high permeability material, higher order multipoles in the magnetic field are shielded progressively better, by a factor related to the order of the multipole. In regard to the design of internal coil systems for the generation of uniform internal fields, we show how one can take advantage of the coupling of the coils to the innermost magnetic shield to further optimize the uniformity of the field. These results demonstrate quantitatively a phenomenon that was previously well-known qualitatively: that the resultant magnetic field within a passively magnetically shielded region can be much more uniform than the applied magnetic field itself. Furthermore we provide formulae relevant to active magnetic compensation systems which attempt to stabilize the interior fields by sensing and cancelling the exterior fields clos...

Bidinosti, C P

2013-01-01

154

Cosmological Magnetic Fields from Primordial Helicity  

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Primordial magnetic fields may account for all or part of the fields observed in galaxies. We consider the evolution of the magnetic fields created by pseudoscalar effects in the early universe. Such processes can create force-free fields of maximal helicity; we show that for such a field magnetic energy inverse cascades to larger scales than it would have solely by flux freezing and cosmic expansion. For fields generated at the electroweak phase transition, we find that the...

Field, George B.; Carroll, Sean M.

1998-01-01

155

Tracing Magnetic Fields with Ground State Alignment  

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Observational studies of magnetic fields are vital as magnetic fields play a crucial role in various astrophysical processes, including star formation, accretion of matter, transport processes (e.g., transport of heat), and cosmic rays. We identified a process "ground state alignment" as a new way to determine the magnetic field direction in diffuse medium. The alignment is due to anisotropic radiation impinging on the atom/ion, while the magnetic field induces precession an...

Yan, Huirong; Lazarian, A.

2012-01-01

156

Magnetic Field Induced Chain Alignment of Ferroparticles in Magnetic Fluid  

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Full Text Available Chain alignment of suspended-ferroparticles in a carrier fluid exposed to the external magnetic field was investigated theoretically and experimentally. The results show that without the external magnetic field the ferroparticles were randomly distributed and when exposed to uniform magnetic field the turned out to be a chained-alignment pattern along the external magnetic field orientation at intensity of 11.1 kA/m. With the external uniform magnetic field intensity up to 28.6 kA/m, more ferroparticles closely aggregated to a chained-alignment pattern along the magnetic field direction. When the magnetic field intensity reached 28.7 kA/m in the gradient magnetic field, a large number of ferroparticles gathered around the coils and formed complex clusters, while a small number of ferroparticles demonstrated a chain-alignment pattern along r direction with weaker magnetic field intensity. When the magnetic field gradient was gradually increasing from 1.73 kA/m2 to 5.11 kA/m2, the cluster pattern of ferroparticles turned out to be dense along the axis. This research may enhance the applications of magnetic fluid in the fields of mechanical engineering, bioengineering and thermodynamic engineering.

LI Yan-Qin, BU De-Cai, LI Xue-Hui

2013-07-01

157

A concentrator for static magnetic field  

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We propose a compact passive device as a super-concentrator to achieve an extremely high uniform static magnetic field over 50T in a large two-dimensional free space in the presence of a uniform weak background magnetic field. Our design is based on transformation optics and metamaterials for static magnetic fields. Finite element method (FEM) is utilized to verify its performance.

Sun, F

2013-01-01

158

Primordial magnetic field limits from cosmological data  

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We study limits on a primordial magnetic field arising from cosmological data, including that from big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background polarization plane Faraday rotation limits, and large-scale structure formation. We show that the physically relevant quantity is the value of the effective magnetic field, and limits on it are independent of how the magnetic field was generated.

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Spin assignment of the lowest octupole bandhead in 236U  

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Measurements carried out to determine the nature of the octupole bandhead in 236U led in the past to considerable confusion concerning its spin assignment. To see whether penetration effects are important in the conversion electron decay of the octupole band, a high resolution measurement was carried out at the #betta#-spectrometer of the ILL. Relative intensities have been determined for the transitions from the octupole bandhead to the O+, 2+ and 4+ members of the ground state rotational. (U.K.)

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Octupole effects at super and normal deformation  

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This presentation deals with recent results on the onset of octupole collectivity in superdeformed nuclei of the A ? 190 and A ? 150 regions as well as in actinide nuclei at normal deformation. It is shown that most of the properties of these negative parity sequences can be understood in terms of Random Phase Approximation (RPA) calculations, although the observations in some Pu isotopes continue to be a challenge to interpret

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Magnetic field sources and their threat to magnetic media  

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Magnetic storage media (tapes, disks, cards, etc.) may be damaged by external magnetic fields. The potential for such damage has been researched, but no objective standard exists for the protection of such media. This paper summarizes a magnetic storage facility standard, Publication 933, that ensures magnetic protection of data storage media.

Jewell, Steve

1993-01-01

162

Magnetic field instability correction method  

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The gradient-echo methods, especially when long echo times are used, are more sensitive to magnetic field fluctuations than the pulse-echo methods. Such fluctuations can alter the phase of a gradient echo and cause artifacts in the images. The authors have developed a method, called echo-phase correction (EPC), which can considerably reduce these artifacts. In the EPC method the phase of the echo can be corrected by using the information about a special secondary echo. A low-field strength (400 G) MR imager was installed in an environment where strong external-field fluctuations exist. Very long gradient-echo times (up to 80 msec) could be used. Without phase correction, severe artifacts frequently appeared, but with the EPC method these artifacts were considerably reduced

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Magnetic structure of DyAg in high magnetic fields  

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Neutron diffraction on metamagnetic DyAg, a cubic rare earth intermetallic compound, has been performed in pulsed high magnetic fields up to 13 T. We have observed prominent intensity decreases at critical fields. These magnetic phase transitions cannot be explained by any structural models proposed before according to the magnetization process. ((orig.))

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Nanoengineered magnetic-field-induced superconductivity  

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The perpendicular critical fields of a superconducting film have been strongly enhanced by using a nanoengineered lattice of magnetic dots (dipoles) on top of the film. Magnetic-field-induced superconductivity is observed in these hybrid superconductor / ferromagnet systems due to the compensation of the applied field between the dots by the stray field of the dipole array. By switching between different magnetic states of the nanoengineered field compensator, the critical parameters of the superconductor can be effectively controlled.

Lange, M; Bruynseraede, Y; Moshchalkov, V V

2003-01-01

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Harmonic undulator radiations with constant magnetic field  

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Harmonic undulators has been analysed in the presence of constant magnetic field along the direction of main undulator field. The spectrum modifications in harmonic undulator radiations and intensity degradation as a function of constant magnetic field magnitude at fundamental and third harmonics have been evaluated with a numerical integration method and generalised Bessel function. The role of harmonic field to overcome the intensity reduction due to constant magnetic field and energy spread in electron beam has also been demonstrated.

Jeevakhan, Hussain; Mishra, G.

2015-01-01

166

Electroweak Origin of Cosmological Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields may have been generated in the electroweak phase transition through spontaneous symmetry breaking or through the subsequent dynamical evolution of semiclassical field configurations. Here I demonstrate explicitly how magnetic fields emerge spontaneously in the phase transition also when no gradients of the Higgs field are present. Using a simple model, I show that no magnetic fields are generated, at least initially, from classical two-bubble collisions in a ...

Tornkvist, Ola

1997-01-01

167

Quark Antiscreening at Strong Magnetic Field and Inverse Magnetic Catalysis  

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The dependence of the QCD coupling constant with a strong magnetic field and the implications for the critical temperature of the chiral phase transition are investigated. It is found that the coupling constant becomes anisotropic in a strong magnetic field, and that the quarks, confined by the field to the LLL, produce an antiscreening effect. These results lead to inverse magnetic catalysis, providing a natural explanation for the behavior of the critical temperature in the strong field region.

Ferrer, E J; Wen, X J

2014-01-01

168

How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II  

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This is an activity about depicting magnetic polarity. Learners will observe several provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines and depict the polarities for several orientations, including an arrangement of six magnetic poles. This is the fourth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

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Quench antennas for RHIC quadrupole magnets  

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Quench antennas for RHIC quadrupole magnets are being developed jointly by KEK and BNL. A quench antenna is a device to localize a quench origin using arrays of pick-up coils lined up along the magnet bore. Each array contains four pick-up coils: sensitive to normal sextupole, skew sextupole, normal octupole, and skew octupole field. This array configuration allows an azimuthal localization of a quench front while a series of arrays gives an axial localization and a quench propagation velocity. Several antennas have been developed for RHIC magnets and they are now routinely used for quench tests of production magnets. The paper discusses the description of the method and introduces a measured example using an antenna designed for quadrupole magnets

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Microscopic description of octupole shape-phase transitions in light actinide and rare-earth nuclei  

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A systematic analysis of low-lying quadrupole and octupole collective states is presented based on the microscopic energy density functional framework. By mapping the deformation constrained self-consistent axially symmetric mean-field energy surfaces onto the equivalent Hamiltonian of the sdf interacting boson model (IBM), that is, onto the energy expectation value in the boson condensate state, the Hamiltonian parameters are determined. The study is based on the global relativistic energy density functional DD-PC1. The resulting IBM Hamiltonian is used to calculate excitation spectra and transition rates for the positive- and negative-parity collective states in four isotopic chains characteristic for two regions of octupole deformation and collectivity: Th, Ra, Sm, and Ba. Consistent with the empirical trend, the microscopic calculation based on the systematics of ?2-?3 energy maps, the resulting low-lying negative-parity bands and transition rates show evidence of a shape transition between stable octupole deformation and octupole vibrations characteristic for ?3-soft potentials.

Nomura, K.; Vretenar, D.; Nikši?, T.; Lu, Bing-Nan

2014-02-01

171

HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD SPECTROSCOPY IN ASTROPHYSICS  

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The discovery of very large magnetic fields in white dwarf stars and neutron stars has stimulated interest in the spectroscopy of free atoms in high magnetic fields. We review the discovery of continuum polarization in certain white dwarf stars. We discuss the interpretation of the spectra of the magnetic white dwarfs and the confirmation of the presence of large fields. We describe recent investigations on a class of magnetic white dwarf binary stars (AM Herculis stars). Finally we mention t...

Garstang, R.

1982-01-01

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High concentration ferronematics in low magnetic fields  

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We investigated experimentally the magneto-optical and dielectric properties of magnetic-nanoparticle-doped nematic liquid crystals (ferronematics). Our studies focus on the effect of the very small orienting bias magnetic field $B_{bias}$, and that of the nematic director pretilt at the boundary surfaces in our systems sensitive to low magnetic fields. Based on the results we assert that $B_{bias}$ is not necessarily required for a detectable response to low magnetic fields...

To?th-katona, T.; Salamon, P.; E?ber, N.; Tomas?ovic?ova?, N.; Mitro?ova?, Z.; Kopc?ansky?, P.

2014-01-01

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PROCESS OF PLANETS’ MAGNETIC FIELDS FORMATION  

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Full Text Available Heated melt of the cores of the Sun and the planets is the basis of their permanent magnetic fields that, in interaction with the large-scale magnetic field of the Galaxy, condition on the action of their dynamo mechanisms which, on the basis of the speed of the Sun and the planets axial rotation in the galactic magnetic space, provide formation of variable magnetic fields of the Solar System planets.

E.V. Savich

2013-06-01

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Nonlinear diffusion regimes in stochastic magnetic fields  

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The transport of collisional particles in stochastic magnetic fields is studied using the decorrelation trajectory method. The nonlinear effect of magnetic line trapping is considered together with particle collisions. The running diffusion coefficient is determined for arbitrary values of the statistical parameters of the stochastic magnetic field and of the collisional velocity. New diffusion regimes are found in the conditions for which the trapping of magnetic field lines is effective. (author)

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Graphene in high magnetic fields  

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Carbon-based nano-materials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, represent a fascinating research area aiming at exploring their remarkable physical and electronic properties. These materials not only constitute a playground for physicists, they are also very promising for practical applications and are envisioned as elementary bricks of the future of the nano-electronics. As for graphene, its potential already lies in the domain of opto-electronics where its unique electronic and optical properties can be fully exploited. Indeed, recent technological advances have demonstrated its effectiveness in the fabrication of solar cells and ultra-fast lasers, as well as touch-screens and sensitive photo-detectors. Although the photo-voltaic technology is now dominated by silicon-based devices, the use of graphene could very well provide higher efficiency. However, before the applied research to take place, one must first demonstrates the operativeness of carbon-based nano-materials, and this is where the fundamental research comes into play. In this context, the use of magnetic field has been proven extremely useful for addressing their fundamental properties as it provides an external and adjustable parameter which drastically modifies their electronic band structure. In order to induce some significant changes, very high magnetic fields are required and can be provided using both DC and pulsed technology, depending of the experimental constraints. In this article, we review some of the challenging experiments on single nano-objects performed in high magnetic and low temperature. We shall mainly focus on the high-field magneto-optical and magneto-transport experiments which provided comprehensive understanding of the peculiar Landau level quantization of the Dirac-type charge carriers in graphene and thin graphite.

Orlita, Milan; Escoffier, Walter; Plochocka, Paulina; Raquet, Bertrand; Zeitler, Uli

2013-01-01

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Magnetization reversal of ferromagnetic nanoparticles under inhomogeneous magnetic field  

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We investigated remagnetization processes in ferromagnetic nanoparticles under inhomogeneous magnetic field induced by the tip of magnetic force microscope (MFM) in both theoretical and empirical ways. Systematic MFM observations were carried out on arrays of submicron-sized elliptical ferromagnetic particles of Co and FeCr with different sizes and periods. It clearly reveals the distribution of remanent magnetization and processes of local remagnetization of individual ferromagnetic particles. Modeling of remagnetization processes in ferromagnetic nanoparticles under magnetic field induced by MFM probe was performed on the base of Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation for magnetization. MFM-induced inhomogeneous magnetic field is very effective to control the magnetic state of individual ferromagnetic nanoparticles as well as to create different distribution of magnetic field in array of ferromagnetic nanoparticles

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Rydberg atoms in magnetic and electric fields  

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This chapter examines highly excited atoms in the presence of a uniform field, magnetic or electric. It discusses Rydberg atoms in magnetic fields; Rydberg atoms in electric fields; and Rydberg atoms in crossed fields. It reviews present knowledge of this subject which is of great theoretical interest and which has recently benefited from laser spectroscopy

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Neutron star deformation due to arbitrary-order multipolar magnetic fields  

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Certain multi-wavelength observations of neutron stars, such as intermittent radio emissions from rotation-powered pulsars beyond the pair-cascade death line, the pulse profile of the magnetar SGR 1900+14 after its 1998 August 27 giant flare, and X-ray spectral features of PSR J0821-4300 and SGR 0418+5729, suggest that the magnetic fields of non-accreting neutron stars are not purely dipolar and may contain higher-order multipoles. Here, we calculate the ellipticity of a non-barotropic neutron star with (i) a quadrupole poloidal-toroidal field, and (ii) a purely poloidal field containing arbitrary multipoles, deriving the relation between the ellipticity and the multipole amplitudes. We present, as a worked example, a purely poloidal field comprising dipole, quadrupole, and octupole components. We show the correlation between field energy and ellipticity for each multipole, that the l=4 multipole has the lowest energy, and that l=5 has the lowest ellipticity. We show how a mixed multipolar field creates an ob...

Mastrano, Alpha; Melatos, Andrew

2013-01-01

179

Strong and superstrong pulsed magnetic fields generation  

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Strong pulsed magnetic fields are important for several fields in physics and engineering, such as power generation and accelerator facilities. Basic aspects of the generation of strong and superstrong pulsed magnetic fields technique are given, including the physics and hydrodynamics of the conductors interacting with the field as well as an account of the significant progress in generation of strong magnetic fields using the magnetic accumulation technique. Results of computer simulations as well as a survey of available field technology are completing the volume.

Shneerson, German A; Krivosheev, Sergey I

2014-01-01

180

Pulsed field magnets at the US NHMFL  

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The pulsed field facility of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) consists of four components. Now available are (1) explosive flux compression, (2) capacitor-driven magnets, and (3) a 20 T superconducting magnet. The fourth component, a 60 T quasi-continuous magnet, has been designed and is scheduled for installation in early 1995. All magnets have He-4 cryostats giving temperatures from room temperature (RT) to 2.2-1.5 K. Dilution refrigerators for the superconducting 20 T magnet and the 50 T pulsed magnet will be installed by early 1994. A wide range of experiments have been completed within the past year. ((orig.))

181

Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields  

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Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals.

Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

2014-12-01

182

Structure of solar magnetic field  

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Based on recently measured data, some verification was made for the two-hemisphere model on the structure of interplanetary space magnetic field. In the first part, the shape of the neutral sheet of the inner heliomagnetosphere obtained by the two-hemisphere model is compared with the 1976 IMF data. It is concluded that the model can well explain many observed phenomena such as geomagnetic disturbance, coronal hole, solar sector boundary, and the speed distribution of solar wind. In the second part, similar verification is made with the observed sector structure of the magnetosphere of Jupiter. The author's suspicion about the 4-sector model of IMF structure is also discussed in this part. In the third part, the snail-shell structure of the magnetic neutral sheet derived from the two-hemisphere model is compared with the snail-shell model of Svalgaard and Wilcox. After detailed discussions based on observed data, the author claims that the author's model seems to present the real solar magnetic structure more precisely than the other model. (Aoki, K.)

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Accurate method of the magnetic field measurement of quadrupole magnets  

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We present an accurate method of the magnetic field measurement of the quadrupole magnet. The method of obtaining the information of the field gradient and the effective focussing length is given. A new scheme to obtain the information of the skew field components is also proposed. The relative accuracy of the measurement was 1 x 10-4 or less. (author)

184

Inertial fusion reactors and magnetic fields  

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The application of magnetic fields of simple configurations and modest strengths to direct target debris ions out of cavities can alleviate recognized shortcomings of several classes of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactors. Complex fringes of the strong magnetic fields of heavy-ion fusion (HIF) focusing magnets may intrude into reactor cavities and significantly affect the trajectories of target debris ions. The results of an assessment of potential benefits from the use of magnetic fields in ICF reactors and of potential problems with focusing-magnet fields in HIF reactors conducted to set priorities for continuing studies are reported. Computational tools are described and some preliminary results are presented

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Baryon onset in a magnetic field  

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The critical baryon chemical potential for the onset of nuclear matter is a function of the vacuum mass and the binding energy. Both quantities are affected by an external magnetic field. We show within two relativistic mean-field models - including magnetic catalysis, but omitting the anomalous magnetic moment - that a magnetic field increases both the vacuum mass and the binding energy. For sufficiently large magnetic fields, the effect on the vacuum mass dominates and as a result the critical baryon chemical potential is increased.

Haber, Alexander; Schmitt, Andreas

2014-01-01

186

Topological constraints on magnetic field relaxation  

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Magnetic field relaxation is determined by both the field's geometry and its topology. For relaxation processes, however, it turns out that its topology is a much more stringent constraint. As quantifier for the topology we use magnetic helicity and test whether it is a stronger condition than the linking of field lines. Further, we search for evidence of other topological invariants, which give rise to further restrictions in the field's relaxation. We find that magnetic he...

Candelaresi, Simon; Brandenburg, Axel

2012-01-01

187

Sonoluminescence: Coupling to an Applied Magnetic Field  

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We investigate several means of coupling between a sonoluminescing bubble and an applied magnetic field. Recent experiments show a strong quadratic dependence between the forcing pressures required for stable sonoluminescence and magnetic field amplitude. However, all coupling mechanisms calculated here for comparable magnetic fields involve energies no more than one percent the mechanical energy of bubble collapse. We conclude that the applied field must influence the syste...

Didonna, B. A.; Witten, T. A.; Young, J. B.

1997-01-01

188

Generation of Magnetic Fields in Cosmology  

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Mechanisms of generation of magnetic fields in the early universe which could seed the present-day large scale galactic magnetic fields, are briefly reviewed. Three possible ways to create large scale magnetic fields are discussed: breaking of conformal invariance of electromagnetic interactions and inflationary stretching of the field wave length, first order cosmological phase transitions, and chaotic electric currents generated by turbulent flows in the primeval plasma.

Dolgov, A. D.

2001-01-01

189

Aligning Paramecium caudatum with Static Magnetic Fields  

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As they negotiate their environs, unicellular organisms adjust their swimming in response to various physical fields such as temperature, chemical gradients, and electric fields. Because of the weak magnetic properties of most biological materials, however, they do not respond to the earth's magnetic field (5 × 10?5 Tesla) except in rare cases. Here, we show that the trajectories of Paramecium caudatum align with intense static magnetic fields >3 Tesla. Otherwise straight trajectories curv...

Guevorkian, Karine; Valles, James M.

2006-01-01

190

Studies of a poloidal divertor reversed field pinch  

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Several attempts have been made to form a reversed field pinch (RFP) in a four-node, poloidal divertor configuration which positions the plasma far from a conducting wall. In this configuration, the plasma is localized within a magnetic separatrix formed by the combination of toroidal currents in the plasma and four, internal, conducting rings. These experiments were conducted on three devices: Tokapole II, the Wisconsin Levitated Octupole, and the modified Octupole with smaller conducting rings. Transient, RFP-like equilibria were obtained on Tokapole II and the Wisconsin Levitated Octupole. RFP-like equilibria with field reversal duration /approximately/1 msec were obtained in the small ring Octupole. None of these plasmas was sustained against resistive magnetic diffusion. Local, internal measurements of the magnetic field in Tokapole II plasmas indicated the plasma current and density were mostly confined to the region inside the magnetic separatrix. The sharp drop in plasma pressure near the separatrix generated a large diamagnetic current in that region. Large magnetic perturbations observed in the startup phase of these plasmas. On the small ring Octupole, the perturbation was measured to have a dominant poloidal mode number of m = 1 and toroidal mode numbers n /approximately/ /minus/5, i.e., internally resonant or nonresonant modes. This perturbation was stationary and was phase-locked to a magnetic field error. If the tenuous plasma region outside the separatrix is ''vacuum-like,'' then this behavior might represent current-driven instability owing to the lack of nearly, stabilizing boundary. Such instability is consistent with linear magnetohydrodynamic stability calculations and nonlinear simulations of a cylindrical REP plasma bounded by a large vacuum region and a distant conducting wall. 53 refs., 48 figs

191

Magnetic field waves at Uranus  

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The research efforts funded by the Uranus Data Analysis Program (UDAP) grant to the Bartol Research Institute (BRI) involved the study of magnetic field waves associated with the Uranian bow shock. Upstream wave studies are motivated as a study of the physics of collisionless shocks. Collisionless shocks in plasmas are capable of 'reflecting' a fraction of the incoming thermal particle distribution and directing the resulting energetic particle motion back into the upstream region. Once within the upstream region, the backward streaming energetic particles convey information of the approaching shock to the supersonic flow. This particle population is responsible for the generation of upstream magnetic and electrostatic fluctuations known as 'upstream waves', for slowing the incoming wind prior to the formation of the shock ramp, and for heating of the upstream plasma. The waves produced at Uranus not only differed in several regards from the observations at other planetary bow shocks, but also gave new information regarding the nature of the reflected particle populations which were largely unmeasurable by the particle instruments. Four distinct magnetic field wave types were observed upstream of the Uranian bow shock: low-frequency Alfven or fast magnetosonic waves excited by energetic protons originating at or behind the bow shock; whistler wave bursts driven by gyrating ion distributions within the shock ramp; and two whistler wave types simultaneously observed upstream of the flanks of the shock and argued to arise from resonance with energetic electrons. In addition, observations of energetic particle distributions by the LECP experiment, thermal particle populations observed by the PLS experiment, and electron plasma oscillations recorded by the PWS experiment proved instrumental to this study and are included to some degree in the papers and presentations supported by this grant.

Smith, Charles W.; Goldstein, Melvyn L.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Mish, William H.; Wong, Hung K.

1994-01-01

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Aggregation of magnetic holes in a rotating magnetic field  

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We have experimentally investigated field induced aggregation of nonmagnetic particles confined in a magnetic fluid layer when rotating magnetic fields were applied. After application of a magnetic field rotating in the plane of the fluid layer, the single particles start to form two-dimensional (2D) clusters, like doublets, triangels, and more complex structures. These clusters aggregated again and again to form bigger clusters. During this nonequilibrium process, a broad r...

C?erna?k, Jozef; Helgesen, Geir

2008-01-01

193

ESA's magnetic field mission Swarm  

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Complete text of publication follows. Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution. The Mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improving our understanding of the Earth's interior and climate. The mission is nominally scheduled for launch in 2011. After release from a single launcher, a side-by-side flying slowly decaying lower pair of satellites will be released at an initial altitude of about 490 km together with a third satellite that will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations that are required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. At present the project is in the development phase. The current project status, product performance, and on-going scientific studies will be given special attention during the presentation.

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Dynamic shielding of the magnetic fields  

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Full Text Available The paper presents a comparative study of the methods used to control and compensate the direct and alternative magnetic fields. Two frequently used methods in the electromagnetic compatibility of the complex biomagnetism installations were analyzed. The two methods refer to the use of inductive magnetic field sensors (only for alternative fields and of fluxgate magnetometers as active transducers which measures both the direct and alternative components of the magnetic field. The applications of the dynamic control of the magnetic field are: control of the magnetic field of the military ships, control of parasite magnetic field produced by power transformers and the electrical networks, protection of the mass spectrometers, electronic microscopes, SQUID and optical pumping magnetometers for applications in biomagnetism.

RAU, M.

2010-11-01

195

Plasmatron atomizer with controllable magnetic field  

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The invention is aimed at varying the magnetic field and hence the target removal area of a plasmatron atomizer. This could be achieved by providing certain parts of the magnet system with controllable heating means

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Low-lying octupole strength in 112Cd  

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The low-lying octupole strength distribution in 112Cd has been measured by means of inelastic proton scattering. A splitting of the strength has been observed and interpreted as due to the interaction between the quadrupole and octupole degrees of freedom. The splitting can be reproduced by the IBA-1 model if the coupling of f- and d-bosons is considered. (orig.)

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Magnetic field dependent atomic tunneling in non-magnetic glasses  

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The low-temperature properties of insulating glasses are governed by atomic tunneling systems (TSs). Recently, strong magnetic field effects in the dielectric susceptibility have been discovered in glasses at audio frequencies at very low temperatures. Moreover, it has been found that the amplitude of two-pulse polarization echoes generated in non-magnetic multi-component glasses at radio frequencies and at very low temperatures shows a surprising non-monotonic magnetic field dependence. The magnitude of the latter effect indicates that virtually all TSs are affected by the magnetic field, not only a small subset of systems. We have studied the variation of the magnetic field dependence of the echo amplitude as a function of the delay time between the two excitation pulses and at different frequencies. Our results indicate that the evolution of the phase of resonant TSs is changed by the magnetic field

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Relativistic stars with purely toroidal magnetic fields  

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We investigate the effects of the purely toroidal magnetic field on the equilibrium structures of the relativistic stars. The master equations for obtaining equilibrium solutions of relativistic rotating stars containing purely toroidal magnetic fields are derived for the first time. To solve these master equations numerically, we extend the Cook-Shapiro-Teukolsky scheme for calculating relativistic rotating stars containing no magnetic field to incorporate the effects of the purely toroidal magnetic fields. By using the numerical scheme, we then calculate a large number of the equilibrium configurations for a particular distribution of the magnetic field in order to explore the equilibrium properties. We also construct the equilibrium sequences of the constant baryon mass and/or the constant magnetic flux, which model the evolution of an isolated neutron star as it loses angular momentum via the gravitational waves. Important properties of the equilibrium configurations of the magnetized stars obtained in th...

Kiuchi, Kenta

2008-01-01

199

Exploring Magnetic Fields in Your Environment  

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This is a lesson about measuring magnetic field directions of Earth and in the environment. First, learners go outside, far away from buildings, power lines, or anything electrical or metal, and use compasses to identify magnetic North. Next, they use the compasses to probe whether there are any sources of magnetic fields in the local environment, including around electronic equipment such as a CD player and speakers. This is the first lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

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Hadronic Instabilities in Very Intense Magnetic Fields  

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Composite hadronic states exhibit interesting properties in the presence of very intense magnetic fields, such as those conjectured to exist in the vicinity of certain astrophysical objects. We discuss three scenarios. (i) The presence of vector particles with anomalous magnetic moment couplings to scalar particles, induces an instability of the vacuum. (ii) A delicate interplay between the anomalous magnetic moments of the proton and neutron makes, in magnetic fields $B\\ge ...

Bander, Myron; Rubinstein, Hector

1992-01-01

201

Observations of Cool-Star Magnetic Fields  

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Cool stars like the Sun harbor convection zones capable of producing substantial surface magnetic fields leading to stellar magnetic activity. The influence of stellar parameters like rotation, radius, and age on cool-star magnetism, and the importance of the shear layer between a radiative core and the convective envelope for the generation of magnetic fields are keys for our understanding of low-mass stellar dynamos, the solar dynamo, and also for other large-scale and pla...

Ansgar Reiners

2012-01-01

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On the Helicity of Open Magnetic Fields  

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We reconsider the topological interpretation of magnetic helicity for magnetic fields in open domains, and relate this to the relative helicity. Specifically, our domains stretch between two parallel planes, and each of these ends may be magnetically open. It is demonstrated that, while the magnetic helicity is gauge-dependent, its value in any gauge may be physically interpreted as the average winding number among all pairs of field lines with respect to some orthonormal fr...

Prior, C.; Yeates, A. R.

2014-01-01

203

Dilute Potts chain in a magnetic field  

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The Potts lattice gas in presence of a uniform magnetic field is solved exactly in one dimension. For negative values of the exchange parameter, the magnetization curve exhibits two or three steps, depending on the concentration of vacancies. These steps arise as a result of the competition between the exchange interaction and the magnetic field, being associated to different structural distribution of vacancies and to the magnetic ordering of one or both sublattices. (Author)

204

A carpet cloak for static magnetic field  

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We present a two-dimensional carpet cloak for static magnetic field, a design that renders the magnetic response of a given volume invisible from its exterior, without altering the external magnetic fields. The device is designed using transformation optics method and can be implemented with alternating superconducting and magnetic material layers. Through the proper design of the constitutive tensors and relative thicknesses of each slab, we achieve the perfect performance of invisibility. Full wave numerical simulations confirm our design.

Wang, Rongfeng; Lei Mei, Zhong; Jun Cui, Tie

2013-05-01

205

Nonlinear physics of twisted magnetic field lines  

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Twisted magnetic field lines appear commonly in many different plasma systems, such as magnetic ropes created through interactions between the magnetosphere and the solar wind, magnetic clouds in the solar wind, solar corona, galactic jets, accretion discs, as well as fusion plasma devices. In this paper, we study the topological characterization of twisted magnetic fields, nonlinear effect induced by the Lorentz back reaction, length-scale bounds, and statistical distributions. (author)

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Nonlinear physics of twisted magnetic field lines  

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Twisted magnetic field lines appear commonly in many different plasma systems, such as magnetic ropes created through interactions between the magnetosphere and the solar wind, magnetic clouds in the solar wind, solar corona, galactic jets, accretion discs, as well as fusion plasma devices. In this paper, we study the topological characterization of twisted magnetic fields, nonlinear effect induced by the Lorentz back reaction, length-scale bounds, and statistical distributions. (author)

Yoshida, Zensho [Department of Quantum Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

1998-08-01

207

Microscopic analysis of the octupole phase transition in Th isotopes  

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A shape phase transition between stable octupole deformation and octupole vibrations in Th nuclei is analyzed in a microscopic framework based on nuclear density functional theory. The relativistic density dependent point coupling (DD-PC1) functional is used to calculate axially symmetric quadrupole-octupole constrained energy surfaces. Observables related to order parameters are computed using an interacting-boson Hamiltonian, with parameters determined by mapping the microscopic energy surfaces to the expectation value of the Hamiltonian in the boson condensate. The systematics of constrained energy surfaces and low-energy excitation spectra point to the occurrence of a phase transition between octupole-deformed shapes and shapes characterized by octupole-soft potentials.

Nomura, K.; Vretenar, D.; Lu, B.-N.

2013-08-01

208

FLINESH computer code for magnetic fields calculation  

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This paper describes the 'FLINESH' computer code for magnetic fields calculation developed for the simulation of field configurations in plasma magnetic confinement devices. The expressions for the poloidal field and flux, the program structure and the input parameters description are presented, and also the analysis of the graphic output possibilities. (L.C.J.A.). 12 refs, 14 figs, 2 tabs

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DC-based magnetic field controller  

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A magnetic field controller is described for laboratory devices and in particular to dc operated magnetic field controllers for mass spectrometers, comprising a dc power supply in combination with improvements to a Hall probe subsystem, display subsystem, preamplifier, field control subsystem, and an output stage. 1 fig.

Kotter, D.K.; Rankin, R.A.; Morgan, J.P.

1994-05-31

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Trapped magnetic field measurements on HTS bulk by peak controlled pulsed field magnetization  

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For the past several years, we have studied the high-temperature superconducting (HTS) synchronous motor assembled with melt-textured Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk magnets. If the single pulse field magnetizes a bulk effectively, size of electrical motor will become small for the strong magnetic field of the HTS magnets without reducing output power of motor. In the previous study, we showed that the HTS bulk was magnetized to excellent cone-shape magnetic field distribution by using the waveform control pulse magnetization (WCPM) method. The WCPM technique made possible the active control of the waveform on which magnetic flux motion depended. We generated the pulse waveform with controlled risetime for HTS bulk magnetization to suppress the magnetic flux motion which decreases magnetization efficiency. The pulsed maximum magnetic flux density with slow risetime is not beyond the maximum magnetic flux density which is trapped by the static field magnetization. But, as for applying the pulse which has fast risetime, the magnetic flux which exceed greatly the threshold penetrates the bulk and causes the disorder of the trapped magnetic distribution. This fact suggests the possibility that the threshold at pulsed magnetization influences the dynamic magnetic flux motion. In this study, Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk is magnetized by the controlled arbitrary trapezoidal shape pulse, of which the maximum magnetic flux density is controlled not to exceed the threshold. We will present the trapped magnetic characteristics and the technique to generate the controlled pulsed field.

Ida, Tetsuya; Watasaki, Masahiro; Kimura, Yosuke; Miki, Motohiro; Izumi, Mitsuru

2010-06-01

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Trapped magnetic field measurements on HTS bulk by peak controlled pulsed field magnetization  

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For the past several years, we have studied the high-temperature superconducting (HTS) synchronous motor assembled with melt-textured Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk magnets. If the single pulse field magnetizes a bulk effectively, size of electrical motor will become small for the strong magnetic field of the HTS magnets without reducing output power of motor. In the previous study, we showed that the HTS bulk was magnetized to excellent cone-shape magnetic field distribution by using the waveform control pulse magnetization (WCPM) method. The WCPM technique made possible the active control of the waveform on which magnetic flux motion depended. We generated the pulse waveform with controlled risetime for HTS bulk magnetization to suppress the magnetic flux motion which decreases magnetization efficiency. The pulsed maximum magnetic flux density with slow risetime is not beyond the maximum magnetic flux density which is trapped by the static field magnetization. But, as for applying the pulse which has fast risetime, the magnetic flux which exceed greatly the threshold penetrates the bulk and causes the disorder of the trapped magnetic distribution. This fact suggests the possibility that the threshold at pulsed magnetization influences the dynamic magnetic flux motion. In this study, Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk is magnetized by the controlled arbitrary trapezoidal shape pulse, of which the maximum magnetic flux density is controlled not to exceed the threshold. We will present the trapped magnhreshold. We will present the trapped magnetic characteristics and the technique to generate the controlled pulsed field.

212

High magnetic fields science and technology  

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This three-volume book provides a comprehensive review of experiments in very strong magnetic fields that can only be generated with very special magnets. The first volume is entirely devoted to the technology of laboratory magnets: permanent, superconducting, high-power water-cooled and hybrid; pulsed magnets, both nondestructive and destructive (megagauss fields). Volumes 2 and 3 contain reviews of the different areas of research where strong magnetic fields are an essential research tool. These volumes deal primarily with solid-state physics; other research areas covered are biological syst

Miura, Noboru

2003-01-01

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Possible Generation of Self-Magnetic Fields  

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The earth generates its own magnetic field via a dynamo effect in a conducting fluid. The sun and some other stars also generate self-magnetic fields on large spatial scales and long timescales. Laser-produced plasmas generate intense self-magnetic fields on very short spatial and time scales. Could similar phenomena occur on intermediate spatial scales and timescales, such as in a laboratory plasma? Two questions are posed for consideration: (a) At high electromagnetic wave power input into a low-pressure gas could a significant self-magnetic field be generated? (b) If a self-magnetic field were generated, would it evolve toward a minimum-energy state? If the answers turned out to be affirmative, then the use of self-magnetic fields could have interesting applications

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Coulomb crystals in the magnetic field  

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The body-centered cubic Coulomb crystal of ions in the presence of a uniform magnetic field is studied using the rigid electron background approximation. The phonon mode spectra are calculated for a wide range of magnetic field strengths and for several orientations of the field in the crystal. The phonon spectra are used to calculate the phonon contribution to the crystal energy, entropy, specific heat, Debye-Waller factor of ions, and the rms ion displacements from the lattice nodes for a broad range of densities, temperatures, chemical compositions, and magnetic fields. Strong magnetic field dramatically alters the properties of quantum crystals. The phonon specific heat increases by many orders of magnitude. The ion displacements from their equilibrium positions become strongly anisotropic. The results can be relevant for dusty plasmas, ion plasmas in Penning traps, and especially for the crust of magnetars (neutron stars with superstrong magnetic fields $B \\gtrsim 10^{14}$ G). The effect of the magnetic ...

Baiko, D A

2009-01-01

215

Synchrotron Applications of High Magnetic Fields  

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This workshop aims at discussing the scientific potential of X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy in magnetic fields above 30 T. Pulsed magnetic fields in the range of 30 to 40 T have recently become available at Spring-8 and the ESRF (European synchrotron radiation facility). This document gathers the transparencies of the 6 following presentations: 1) pulsed magnetic fields at ESRF: first results; 2) X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction experiments by using mini-coils: applications to valence state transition and frustrated magnet; 3) R5(SixGe1-x)4: an ideal system to be studied in X-ray under high magnetic field?; 4) high field studies at the Advanced Photon Source: present status and future plans; 5) synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies under extreme conditions; and 6) projects for pulsed and steady high magnetic fields at the ESRF

216

Synchrotron Applications of High Magnetic Fields  

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This workshop aims at discussing the scientific potential of X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy in magnetic fields above 30 T. Pulsed magnetic fields in the range of 30 to 40 T have recently become available at Spring-8 and the ESRF (European synchrotron radiation facility). This document gathers the transparencies of the 6 following presentations: 1) pulsed magnetic fields at ESRF: first results; 2) X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction experiments by using mini-coils: applications to valence state transition and frustrated magnet; 3) R{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}: an ideal system to be studied in X-ray under high magnetic field?; 4) high field studies at the Advanced Photon Source: present status and future plans; 5) synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies under extreme conditions; and 6) projects for pulsed and steady high magnetic fields at the ESRF.

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2006-07-01

217

Static uniform magnetic fields and amoebae  

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Three species of potentially pathogenic amoebae were exposed to 71 and 106.5 mT from constant homogeneous magnetic fields and examined for inhibition of population growth. The number of amoebae for three species was significantly less than controls after a 72 h exposure to the magnetic fields when the temperature was 20 C or above. Axenic cultures, i.e., cultures grown without bacteria, were significantly affected after only 24 h. In 20 of 21 tests using the three species, the magnetic field significantly inhibited the growth of amoebae. In one test in which the temperature was 20 C for 48 h, exposure to the magnetic field was not inhibitory. Final numbers of magnetic field-exposed amoebae ranged from 9 to 72% lower than the final numbers of unexposed controls, depending on the species. This research may lead to disinfection strategies utilizing magnetic fields for surfaces on which pathogenic amoebae may proliferate.

Berk, S.G.; Srikanth, S.; Mahajan, S.M.; Ventrice, C.A. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)

1997-03-01

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Non-yrast quadrupole-octupole spectra  

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A model of strongly coupled quadrupole and octupole vibrations and rotations is applied to describe non-yrast alternating-parity sequences in even-even nuclei and split parity-doublet spectra in odd-mass nuclei. In even-even nuclei the yrast alternating-parity sequence includes the ground-state band and the lowest negative-parity levels with odd angular momenta, while the non-yrast sequences include excited ?-bands and higher negative-parity levels. In odd-mass nuclei the yrast levels are de...

Lenske H.; Strecker M.; Drumev K.; Minkov N.; Drenska S.; Scheid W.

2012-01-01

219

Heliolatitude distribution of photospheric magnetic fields  

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Heliolatitude distribution of photospheric magnetic fields was studied on the base of synoptic maps of Kitt Peak observatory (1976-2003). The maps were averaged over the whole period under consideration separately for the groups of magnetic fields with different strength. In the study of the latitude distribution of the photospheric magnetic field two methods were used. 1) The magnetic field strength values were replaced by 1 or 0 depending on whether the value B is in the chosen interval or not. This approach allows to estimate the percentage of time when the fields from the given group were present on a certain latitude. 2) The magnetic field strength values were summed, which allows to study the latitude distribution of the magnetic flux for the given group of magnetic fields. Heliolatitude distribution of magnetic fluxes obtained for the different groups of magnetic fields showed the regularities which persist even when averaging over three solar cycles and which are connected to some specific manifestations of the solar activity. The heliolatitude distribution of the magnetic fluxes is essentially symmetric with respect to the equator. Heliolatitude distributions were considered for each 5 G interval of strength separately. Our study shows that there exists a clear relation between the magnetic field strength and its latitudinal localization. Following field groups were observed: 1) From equator to 10° - weak fields (0 - 5 G). 2) From 10° to 30° - strong fields (more than 50 G - sunspots and active regions). 3) From 30° to 60° - weak fields (0 - 5 G). 4) In the narrow strip of latitudes from 70° to 80° - magnetic fields from 15 to 50 G - polar faculae. 5) High latitude regions over 60° - magnetic fields 5 -15 G - polar coronal holes. We define the latitude where the maximum in the latitudinal profiles is attained and study the time-dependence of the magnetic flux on the given latitude for different groups of magnetic fields. Distinct correspondence was observed between the time-dependence of the magnetic flux for each of the above-mentioned groups of fields and the cyclic manifestations of the solar activity.

Vernova, Elena; Tyasto, Marta; Baranov, Dmitrii

2014-05-01

220

Relativistic Hardy inequalities in magnetic fields  

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We deal with Dirac operators with external homogeneous magnetic fields. Hardy-type inequalities related to these operators are investigated: for a suitable class of transversal magnetic fields, we prove a Hardy inequality with the same best constant as in the free case. This leaves naturally open an interesting question whether there exist magnetic fields for which a Hardy inequality with a better constant than the usual one, in connection with the well known diamagnetic phe...

Fanelli, Luca; Vega, Luis; Visciglia, Nicola

2013-01-01

221

Magnetic Field Measurement with Ground State Alignment  

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Observational studies of magnetic fields are crucial. We introduce a process "ground state alignment" as a new way to determine the magnetic field direction in diffuse medium. The alignment is due to anisotropic radiation impinging on the atom/ion. The consequence of the process is the polarization of spectral lines resulting from scattering and absorption from aligned atomic/ionic species with fine or hyperfine structure. The magnetic field induces precession and realign th...

Yan, Huirong; Lazarian, A.

2013-01-01

222

QCD vacuum structure in strong magnetic fields  

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We study the response of the QCD vacuum to strong magnetic fields, using a potential model for the quark-antiquark interaction. We find that production of spin-polarized uu-bar pairs is energetically favorable for fields B>Bcrit?10 GeV2. We contrast the resulting uu-bar condensate with the quark condensate which is present at zero magnetic field, and we estimate the corresponding magnetization as a function of B

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Graphene spin capacitor for magnetic field sensing  

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An analysis of a novel magnetic field sensor based on a graphene spin capacitor is presented. The proposed device consists of graphene nanoribbons on top of an insulator material connected to a ferromagnetic source/drain. The time evolution of spin polarized electrons injected into the capacitor can be used for an accurate determination at room temperature of external magnetic fields. Assuming a spin relaxation time of 100 ns, magnetic fields on the order of $\\sim 10$ mOe ma...

Semenov, Y. G.; Zavada, J. M.; Kim, K. W.

2010-01-01

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Minimizing magnetic fields for precision experiments  

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An increasing number of measurements in fundamental and applied physics rely on magnetically shielded environments with sub nano-Tesla residual magnetic fields. State of the art magnetically shielded rooms (MSRs) consist of up to seven layers of high permeability materials in combination with highly conductive shields. Proper magnetic equilibration is crucial to obtain such low magnetic fields with small gradients in any MSR. Here we report on a scheme to magnetically equilibrate MSRs with a 10 times reduced duration of the magnetic equilibration sequence and a significantly lower magnetic field with improved homogeneity. For the search of the neutron's electric dipole moment, our finding corresponds to a linear improvement in the systematic reach and a 40 % improvement of the statistical reach of the measurement. However, this versatile procedure can improve the performance of any MSR for any application.

Altarev, I; Lins, T; Marino, M G; Nießen, B; Petzoldt, G; Reisner, M; Stuiber, S; Sturm, M; Singh, J T; Taubenheim, B; Rohrer, H K; Schläpfer, U

2015-01-01

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Tracing Magnetic Fields by Atomic Alignment in Extended Radiation Fields  

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Tracing magnetic fields is crucial as magnetic fields play an important role in many astrophysical processes. Earlier studies have demonstrated that Ground State Alignment (GSA) is a unique way to detect weak magnetic fields (1G> B> 1exp(-15)G) in diffuse media, they consider the situation when the pumping source is a point source, which applies when the star is very far away from the diffuse media. In this paper, we explore the GSA in the presence of extended radiation fiel...

Zhang, Heshou; Yan, Huirong; Dong, Le

2014-01-01

226

Hadron Masses in Strong Magnetic Fields  

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Hadron masses under strong magnetic fields are studied. In the presence of strong magnetic fields exceeding the QCD energy scale $ eB \\gtrsim \\Lambda^2_{\\rm QCD} $, ${\\rm SU(6)} = {\\rm SU(3)}_{\\rm flavor} \\otimes {\\rm SU(2)}_{\\rm spin}$ symmetry of hadrons is explicitly broken so that the quark components of hadrons differ from those with zero or weak magnetic fields $ eB \\lesssim \\Lambda^2_{\\rm QCD} $. Also, squeezing of hadrons by strong magnetic fields affects the hadron mass spectrum. We develop a quark model which appropriately incorporates these features and analytically calculate various hadron masses including mesons, baryons and those with strangeness.

Taya, Hidetoshi

2014-01-01

227

Magnetic fields in anisotropic relativistic stars  

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Relativistic, spherically symmetric configurations consisting of a gravitating magnetized anisotropic fluid are studied. For such configurations, we obtain static equilibrium solutions with an axisymmetric, poloidal magnetic field produced by toroidal electric currents. The presence of such a field results in small deviations of the shape of the configuration from spherical symmetry. This in turn leads to the modification of an equation for the current and correspondingly to changes in the structure of the internal magnetic field for the systems supported by the anisotropic fluid, in contrast to the case of an isotropic fluid, where such deviations do not affect the magnetic field.

Folomeev, Vladimir

2015-01-01

228

Magnetic fields in the early universe  

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This review concerns the origin and the possible effects of magnetic fields in the early Universe. We start by providing to the reader with a short overview of the current state of art of observations of cosmic magnetic fields. We then illustrate the arguments in favour of a primordial origin of magnetic fields in the galaxies and in the clusters of galaxies. We argue that the most promising way to test this hypothesis is to look for possible imprints of magnetic fields on t...

Grasso, Dario; Rubinstein, H. R.

2009-01-01

229

Magnetic field screening effect in electroweak model  

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It is shown that in the Weinberg-Salam model a magnetic field screening effect for static magnetic solutions takes place. The origin of that phenomenon is conditioned by features of the electro-weak interaction, namely, there is mutual cancellation of Abelian magnetic fields created by the SU(2) gauge fields and Higgs boson. The effect implies monopole charge screening in finite energy system of monopoles and antimonopoles. We consider another manifestation of the screening effect which leads to an essential energy decrease of magnetic solutions. Applying variational method we have found a magnetic field configuration with a topological azimuthal magnetic flux which minimizes the energy functional and possesses a total energy of order 1 TeV. We suppose that corresponding magnetic bound state exists in the electroweak theory and can be detected in experiment.

Bakry, A; Zhang, P M; Zou, L P

2014-01-01

230

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

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Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in fall 2013. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of three identical satellites. The mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. In case the Swarm satellites are already in orbit, a summary of the on-going mission operations activities will be given. More information on Swarm can be found at www.esa.int/esaLP/LPswarm.html.

Plank, G.; Floberghagen, R.; Menard, Y.; Haagmans, R.

2013-12-01

231

Structure of magnetic fields in spiral galaxies  

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We present a set of global, self-consistent N-body/SPH simulations of the dynamic evolution of galactic discs with gas and including magnetic fields. We have implemented a description to follow the ideal induction equation in the SPH part of the code Vine. Results from a direct implementation of the field equations are compared to a representation by Euler potentials, which pose a ? ? B-free description, a constraint not fulfilled for the direct implementation. All simulations are compared to an implementation of magnetic fields in the code Gadget. Starting with a homogeneous field we find a tight connection of the magnetic field structure to the density pattern of the galaxy in our simulations, with the magnetic field lines being aligned with the developing spiral pattern of the gas. Our simulations clearly show the importance of non-axisymmetry of the dynamic pattern for the evolution of the magnetic field.

Kotarba, Hanna; Lesch, H.; Dolag, K.; Naab, T.; Johansson, P. H.; Stasyszyn, F. A.

2009-04-01

232

Master Equations for pulsed magnetic fields: Application to magnetic molecules  

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We extend spin-lattice relaxation theory to incorporate the use of pulsed magnetic fields for probing the hysteresis effects and magnetization steps and plateaus exhibited, at low temperatures, by the dynamical magnetization of magnetic molecules. The main assumption made is that the lattice degrees of freedom equilibrate in times much shorter than both the experimental time scale (determined by the sweep rate) and the typical spin-lattice relaxation time. We first consider ...

Rousochatzakis, Ioannis; Luban, Marshall

2005-01-01

233

Microscopic description of quadrupole-octupole coupling in Sm and Gd isotopes with the Gogny Energy Density Functional  

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The interplay between the collective dynamics of the quadrupole and octupole deformation degree of freedom is discussed in a series of Sm and Gd isotopes both at the mean field level and beyond, including parity symmetry restoration and configuration mixing. Physical properties like negative parity excitation energies, E1 and E3 transition probabilities are discussed and compared to experimental data. Other relevant intrinsic quantities like dipole moments, ground state quadrupole moments or correlation energies associated to symmetry restoration and configuration mixing are discussed. For the considered isotopes, the quadrupole-octupole coupling is found to be weak and most of the properties of negative parity states can be described in terms of the octupole degree of freedom alone.

Rodriguez-Guzman, R; Sarriguren, P

2012-01-01

234

Magnetic field vector retrieval with the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager  

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We investigate the accuracy to which we can retrieve the solar photospheric magnetic field vector using the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) that will fly onboard of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) by inverting simulated HMI profiles. The simulated profiles realistically take into account the effects of the photon noise, limited spectral resolution, instrumental polarization modulation, solar p modes and temporal averaging. The accuracy of the determination of the magnetic field vector is studied considering the different operational modes of the instrument.

Borrero, J M; Norton, A; Darnell, T; Schou, J; Scherrer, P; Bush, R; Liu, Y

2006-01-01

235

Reducing Field Distortion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging  

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A concept for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that would utilize a relatively weak magnetic field provides for several design features that differ significantly from the corresponding features of conventional MRI systems. Notable among these features are a magnetic-field configuration that reduces (relative to the conventional configuration) distortion and blurring of the image, the use of a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer as the detector, and an imaging procedure suited for the unconventional field configuration and sensor. In a typical application of MRI, a radio-frequency pulse is used to excite precession of the magnetic moments of protons in an applied magnetic field, and the decaying precession is detected for a short time following the pulse. The precession occurs at a resonance frequency proportional to the strengths of the magnetic field and the proton magnetic moment. The magnetic field is configured to vary with position in a known way; hence, by virtue of the aforesaid proportionality, the resonance frequency varies with position in a known way. In other words, position is encoded as resonance frequency. MRI using magnetic fields weaker than those of conventional MRI offers several advantages, including cheaper and smaller equipment, greater compatibility with metallic objects, and higher image quality because of low susceptibility distortion and enhanced spin-lattice-relaxation- time contrast. SQUID MRI is being developed into a practical MRI method for applied magnetic flux densities of the order of only 100 T

Eom, Byeong Ho; Penanen, Konstantin; Hahn, Inseob

2010-01-01

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Magnetic field vector retrieval with HMI  

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The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), will begin data acquisition in 2008. It will provide the first full disk, high temporal cadence observations of the full Stokes vector with a 0.5 arc sec pixel size. This will allow for a continuous monitoring of the Solar magnetic field vector. HMI data will advance our understanding of the small and large-scale magnetic field evolution, its relation to the solar and global dynamic processes, coronal field extrapolations, flux emergence, magnetic helicity and the nature of the polar magnetic fields. We summarize HMI's expected operation modes, focusing on the polarization cross-talk induced by the solar oscillations and how this affects the magnetic field vector determinations.

Borrero, J M; Norton, A; Darnell, T; Schou, J; Scherrer, P; Bush, R; Lui, Y

2006-01-01

237

SIMULATING MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE ANTENNAE GALAXIES  

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We present self-consistent high-resolution simulations of NGC 4038/4039 (the Antennae galaxies) including star formation, supernova feedback, and magnetic fields performed with the N-body/smoothed particle hydrodynamic (SPH) code GADGET, in which magnetohydrodynamics are followed with the SPH method. We vary the initial magnetic field in the progenitor disks from 10-9 to 10-4 G. At the time of the best match with the central region of the Antennae system, the magnetic field has been amplified by compression and shear flows to an equilibrium field value of ?10 ?G, independent of the initial seed field. These simulations are a proof of the principle that galaxy mergers are efficient drivers for the cosmic evolution of magnetic fields. We present a detailed analysis of the magnetic field structure in the central overlap region. Simulated radio and polarization maps are in good morphological and quantitative agreement with the observations. In particular, the two cores with the highest synchrotron intensity and ridges of regular magnetic fields between the cores and at the root of the southern tidal arm develop naturally in our simulations. This indicates that the simulations are capable of realistically following the evolution of the magnetic fields in a highly nonlinear environment. We also discuss the relevance of the amplification effect for present-day magnetic fields in the context of hierarchical structure formation. of hierarchical structure formation.

238

Measurement of electric and magnetic fields  

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A project was initiated to study power frequency electric and magnetic fields that exist in Canada. The main objective of the study was to produce a compendium of electric and magnetic field levels that exist in Canada, and to characterize and classify the sources of electric and magnetic fields. Typical electric and magnetic field levels were measured around generating plants, substations, transmission lines, distribution lines, residences and workplaces. Protocols were developed so that a consistent set of data could be collected, and so that sufficient detail could be captured for a thorough analysis. Generating plants were found to exhibit the widest range of magnetic field levels, from 0.02 to 250 microtesla, however had low electric field levels. Electric fields tend to be highest in substations, due to lower clearances of energized bus-work to the ground. Transmission lines had higher magnetic fields than substations and distribution lines. Characterization of distribution lines was difficult due to a wide range of configurations, however in general magnetic fields are lower than near transmission lines. A wide range of magnetic fields were found in residences, but tended to be lower than those found in workplaces. Appendices describe data collection protocols and database structure. Eight separate abstracts have been prepared for this report. 4 refs., 29 figs

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Solar Force-free Magnetic Fields  

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Full Text Available The structure and dynamics of the solar corona is dominated by the magnetic field. In most areas in the corona magnetic forces are so dominant that all non-magnetic forces like plasma pressure gradient and gravity can be neglected in the lowest order. This model assumption is called the force-free field assumption, as the Lorentz force vanishes. This can be obtained by either vanishing electric currents (leading to potential fields or the currents are co-aligned with the magnetic field lines. First we discuss a mathematically simpler approach that the magnetic field and currents are proportional with one global constant, the so-called linear force-free field approximation. In the generic case, however, the relation between magnetic fields and electric currents is nonlinear and analytic solutions have been only found for special cases, like 1D or 2D configurations. For constructing realistic nonlinear force-free coronal magnetic field models in 3D, sophisticated numerical computations are required and boundary conditions must be obtained from measurements of the magnetic field vector in the solar photosphere. This approach is currently of large interests, as accurate measurements of the photospheric field become available from ground-based (for example SOLIS and space-born (for example Hinode and SDO instruments. If we can obtain accurate force-free coronal magnetic field models we can calculate the free magnetic energy in the corona, a quantity which is important for the prediction of flares and coronal mass ejections. Knowledge of the 3D structure of magnetic field lines also help us to interpret other coronal observations, e.g., EUV images of the radiating coronal plasma.

Thomas Wiegelmann

2012-09-01

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Magnetic-field effects in non-magnetic glasses  

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Recently, it was found that the multi-component glass a-BaO-Al2O3-SiO2 exhibits unusual magnetic properties at very low temperatures. Thus the question arises whether this is a specialty of that particular glass or a more general phenomenon. We report here on our studies of the magnetic-field dependence of the dielectric properties of the borosilicate glass BK7 which contains only a negligible amount of magnetic impurities. Since this glass also responds sensitively to magnetic fields, our investigations demonstrate that the reaction of glasses to magnetic fields is not caused by magnetic impurities but reflects a more general phenomenon. In addition, we have observed that the variation of the dielectric constant and the loss angle with magnetic field depend on the amplitude of the electric field that is used to measure the glass capacitance. We present the data and discuss possible origins of the magnetic-field phenomena in non-magnetic glasses.

Wohlfahrt, M.; Strehlow, P.; Enss, C.; Hunklinger, S.

2001-12-01

241

Non-yrast quadrupole-octupole spectra  

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Full Text Available A model of strongly coupled quadrupole and octupole vibrations and rotations is applied to describe non-yrast alternating-parity sequences in even-even nuclei and split parity-doublet spectra in odd-mass nuclei. In even-even nuclei the yrast alternating-parity sequence includes the ground-state band and the lowest negative-parity levels with odd angular momenta, while the non-yrast sequences include excited ?-bands and higher negative-parity levels. In odd-mass nuclei the yrast levels are described as low-energy rotation-vibration modes coupled to the ground single-particle (s.p. state, while the non-yrast parity-doublets are obtained as higher-energy rotation-vibration modes coupled to excited s.p. configurations. We show that the extended model scheme describes the yrast and non-yrast quadrupole-octupole spectra in both even-even and odd-A nuclei. The involvement of the reflection-asymmetric deformed shell model to explain the single-particle motion and the Coriolis interaction in odd nuclei is discussed.

Lenske H.

2012-12-01

242

Octupole focusing in transport and accelerator systems  

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The radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac is capable of accelerating high-current, low-velocity ion beams. In accelerator systems comprising an RFQ and higher velocity accelerating structures, the current bottleneck still typically occurs within the RFQ. This limiting current is quite high in most cases, but linacs with even higher currents may be required in the future. We have begun a study of higher multipole systems to determine their capability or focusing and accelerating very high currents. We have chosen first to examine a radio-frequency octupole (RFQ) transport system, and have developed a smooth-approximation analytical description that includes the conditions for input radial matching of a zero space-charge beam. Further, we have constructed a multiparticle beam-dynamics simulation program that accepts the low-current matched beam and gradually increases the beam current as it is transported. This results in a matched high-current beam, and the procedure can be used to determine the saturation-current limit of a periodic octupole system. As expected, at high currents the beam develops a hollow radial distribution that reduces the space-charge defocusing; initial results show that high currents can be transported. For acceleration, we have formulated the design parameters for a section of RFQ linac, including the potential function, acceleration, and focusing efficiencies, and the geometry of the radially modulated pole tips

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Comment on "Magnetic Relaxations of Antiferromagnetic Nanoparticles in Magnetic Fields"  

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We have carried out in ferritin the Field-Cooling method and data analysis proposed by Mamiya et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 67202 (2002) at T = 5 K in order to check the time magnetic relaxation of these antiferromagnetic nanoparticles as a function of the magnetic field. We found that relaxation at T = 5 K in ferritin is faster in the absence of magnetic field, in good agreement with the zero-field Resonant Spin Quantum Tunneling observed previously in ferritin (Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1754 (1997).

Barco, E; Hernández, J M; Tejada, J

2002-01-01

244

The Moessbauer effect in homogeneous magnetic field  

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We derive the probability of the Moessbauer effect realized by the charged particle moving in the homogeneous magnetic field, or, in accelerating field. The submitted approach represents new deal of the Moessbauer physics. Key

Pardy, Miroslav

2015-01-01

245

Trapped particle radiation in a magnetic field  

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The new type of radiation arising in case of particle acceleration in the longitudinal wave field and transverse magnetic field is investigated. Characteristics of spontaneous radiation are obtained and the influence of collective effects on radiation is considered

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Magnetic field decay in model SSC dipoles  

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We have observed that some of our model SSC dipoles have long time constant decays of the magnetic field harmonics with amplitudes large enough to result in significant beam loss, if they are not corrected. The magnets were run at constant current at the SSC injection field level of 0.3 tesla for one to three hours and changes in the magnetic field were observed. One explanation for the observed field decay is time dependent superconductor magnetization. Another explanation involves flux creep or flux flow. Data are presented on how the decay changes with previous flux history. Similar magnets with different Nb-Ti filament spacings and matrix materials have different long time field decay. A theoretical model using proximity coupling and flux creep for the observed field decay is discussed. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs

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Magnetic Braiding and Parallel Electric Fields  

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The braiding of the solar coronal magnetic field via photospheric motions - with subsequent relaxation and magnetic reconnection -- is one of the most widely debated ideas of solar physics. We readdress the theory in the light of developments in three-dimensional magnetic reconnection theory. It is known that the integrated parallel electric field along field lines is the key quantity determining the rate of reconnection, in contrast with the two-dimensional case where the electric field itself is the important quantity. We demonstrate that this difference becomes crucial for sufficiently complex magnetic field structures. A numerical method is used to relax a braided magnetic field to an ideal force-free equilibrium; that equilibrium is found to be smooth, with only large- scale current structures. However, the equilibrium is shown to have a highly filamentary integrated parallel current structure with extremely short length- scales. An analytical model is developed to show that, in a coronal situation, the ...

Wilmot-Smith, A L; Pontin, D I

2008-01-01

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Coronal magnetic fields and the solar wind  

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Current information is presented on coronal magnetic fields as they bear on problems of the solar wind. Both steady state fields and coronal transient events are considered. A brief critique is given of the methods of calculating coronal magnetic fields including the potential (current free) models, exact solutions for the solar wind and field interaction, and source surface models. These solutions are compared with the meager quantitative observations which are available at this time. Qualitative comparisons between the shapes of calculated magnetic field lines and the forms visible in the solar corona at several recent eclipses are displayed. These suggest that: (1) coronal streamers develop above extended magnetic arcades which connect unipolar regions of opposite polarity; and (2) loops, arches, and rays in the corona correspond to preferentially filled magnetic tubes in the approximately potential field.

Newkirk, G., Jr.

1972-01-01

249

Magnetic Field Seeding through Supernova Feedback  

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Stellar feedback occurring at small-scales can significantly impact the evolution of galaxies at much larger scales. For example, an appropriate feedback mechanism, including thermal and radiative components, can help regulate star formation, particularly in low-mass galaxies. While feedback models are generally prevalent in numerical simulations, the magnetic component is often neglected. However, measurements of galaxies indicate the presence of fields with a strength on the order of µG. Previous studies have demonstrated the formation of these fields through the amplification of a primordial magnetic field. Here, we describe a self-consistent prescription where magnetic fields are injected in supernova injections, calibrated by observations of magnetic fields in supernova remnants. These fields will then become seeds that evolve by way of mixing and turbulence to result in galactic-scale magnetic fields. As a proof of concept, we apply this method to model the supernova of a single Population III star and trace the evolution of the injected magnetic field. Future studies will apply this prescription to study not only the effects of magnetic fields on galaxy formation and evolution, but also the growth of the magnetized bubbles that form in the IGM.

Koh, Daegene; Wise, John

2015-01-01

250

Observations of Cool-Star Magnetic Fields  

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Full Text Available Cool stars like the Sun harbor convection zones capable of producing substantial surface magnetic fields leading to stellar magnetic activity. The influence of stellar parameters like rotation, radius, and age on cool-star magnetism, and the importance of the shear layer between a radiative core and the convective envelope for the generation of magnetic fields are keys for our understanding of low-mass stellar dynamos, the solar dynamo, and also for other large-scale and planetary dynamos. Our observational picture of cool-star magnetic fields has improved tremendously over the last years. Sophisticated methods were developed to search for the subtle effects of magnetism, which are difficult to detect particularly in cool stars. With an emphasis on the assumptions and capabilities of modern methods used to measure magnetism in cool stars, I review the different techniques available for magnetic field measurements. I collect the analyses on cool-star magnetic fields and try to compare results from different methods, and I review empirical evidence that led to our current picture of magnetic fields and their generation in cool stars and brown dwarfs.

Ansgar Reiners

2012-02-01

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Master Equations for pulsed magnetic fields: Application to magnetic molecules  

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We extend spin-lattice relaxation theory to incorporate the use of pulsed magnetic fields for probing the hysteresis effects exhibited at low temperatures by the dynamical magnetization of magnetic molecules with isotropic Heisenberg exchange interactions. The main assumption made is that the lattice degrees of freedom equilibrate in times much shorter than both the experimental time scale (determined by the field sweep rate) and the typical spin-lattice relaxation time. Primary emphasis is given to the case of magnetic molecules with a spin 1/2 ground state (well separated from the excited levels) so as to generalize the standard Bloch equation describing the relaxation of the dynamical magnetization in pulsed fields. The generalized equation provides results in excellent agreement with the dynamical hysteresis loops observed in the \\{V$_6$\\} ($S=1/2$ ground state) magnetic molecule, upon identifying the acoustic one-phonon process as the dominant relaxation mechanism. A similar generalized Bloch equation is...

Rousochatzakis, I; Rousochatzakis, Ioannis; Luban, Marshall

2005-01-01

252

Near-zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance  

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We investigate nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in near-zero-field, where the Zeeman interaction can be treated as a perturbation to the electron mediated scalar interaction (J-coupling). This is in stark contrast to the high field case, where heteronuclear J-couplings are normally treated as a small perturbation. We show that the presence of very small magnetic fields results in splitting of the zero-field NMR lines, imparting considerable additional information to the pure...

Ledbetter, Micah; Theis, Thomas; Blanchard, John; Ring, Hattie; Ganssle, Paul; Appelt, Stephan; Bluemich, Bernhard; Pines, Alex; Budker, Dmitry

2011-01-01

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Parker's magnetic field and relativistic jets  

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We consider the motion of high-energy charged particles (cosmic rays) in Parker's spiral magnetic field. We show that under radial particle ejection from a sphere outside which there is Parker's magnetic field, all of the particles escaping from the sphere are focused either along the field symmetry axis or in the equatorial plane, depending on the field polarity. Based on the results obtained, we propose a possible model that explains the origin of relativistic jets.

Kichigin, G. N.

2014-10-01

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Fields from a relativistic magnetic explosion  

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Following Prendergast we study the relativistically expanding electromagnetic fields generated by an axisymmetric explosion of magnetic energy in a small volume. The magnetic field expands uniformly either within a cone or in all directions and it is therefore accompanied by an electric field. In the highly conducting plasma the charges move to annul the electric field in the frame of the moving plasma. The solutions presented are analytical and semi-analytical. We find that...

Gourgouliatos, K. N.; Lynden-bell, D.

2008-01-01

255

Hadrons in Strong Electric and Magnetic Fields  

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We use chiral perturbation theory to investigate hadronic properties in strong electric and magnetic fields. A strong-field power counting is employed, and results for pions and nucleons are obtained using Schwinger's proper-time method. In the limit of weak fields, we accordingly recover the well known one-loop chiral perturbation theory results for the electric and magnetic polarizabilities of pions and nucleons. In strong constant fields, we extend the Gell-Mann-Oakes-Ren...

Tiburzi, Brian C.

2008-01-01

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Interplanetary stream magnetism: Kinematic effects. [solar magnetic fields and wind  

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The particle density, and the magnetic field intensity and direction are calculated in corotating streams of the solar wind, assuming that the solar wind velocity is constant and radial and that its azimuthal variations are not two rapid. The effects of the radial velocity profile in corotating streams on the magnetic fields were examined using kinematic approximation and a variety of field configurations on the inner boundary. Kinematic and dynamic effects are discussed.

Burlaga, L. F.; Barouch, E.

1974-01-01

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Fluctuating magnetic field induced resonant activation  

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In this paper, we have studied the properties of a Brownian particle at stationary state in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. Time dependence of the field makes the system thermodynamically open. As a signature of that the steady state distribution function becomes function of damping strength, intensity of fluctuations and constant parts of the applied magnetic field. It also depends on the correlation time of the fluctuating magnetic field. Our another observation is that the random magnetic field can induce the resonant activation phenomenon. Here correlation time is increased under the fixed variance of the fluctuating field. But if the correlation time (?) increases under the fixed field strength then the mean first passage time rapidly grows at low ? and it almost converges at other limit. This is sharp contrast to the usual colored noise driven open system case where the mean first passage time diverges exponentially. We have also observed that a giant enhancement of barrier crossing rate occurs particularly at large strength of constant parts of the applied magnetic field even for very weak fluctuating magnetic field. Finally, break down of the Arrhenius result and disappearance of the Kramers' turn over phenomenon may occur in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field.

Mondal, Shrabani; Das, Sudip; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra

2014-12-01

258

Earth magnetism a guided tour through magnetic fields  

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An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth''s magnetic field. Magnetism surrounds and penetrates our Earth in ways basic science courses can rarely address. It affects navigation, communication, and even the growth of crystals. As we observe and experience an 11-year solar maximum, we may witness spectacular satellite-destroying solar storms as they interact with our magnetic field. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book will enrich courses in earth science, atmospheric science, geology, meteorology, geomagnetism, and geophysics. Contains nearly 200 original illustrations and eight pages of full-color plates.* Largely mathematics-free and with a wide breadth of material suitable for general readers* Integrates material from geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, and solar-terrestrial space physics.* Features nearly 200 original illustrations and 4 pages of colour plates

Campbell, Wallace H

2001-01-01

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Coulomb crystals in the magnetic field.  

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The body-centered-cubic Coulomb crystal of ions in the presence of a uniform magnetic field is studied using the rigid electron background approximation. The phonon mode spectra are calculated for a wide range of magnetic-field strengths and for several orientations of the field in the crystal. The phonon spectra are used to calculate the phonon contribution to the crystal energy, entropy, specific heat, Debye-Waller factor of ions, and the rms ion displacements from the lattice nodes for a broad range of densities, temperatures, chemical compositions, and magnetic fields. Strong magnetic field dramatically alters the properties of quantum crystals. The phonon specific heat increases by many orders of magnitude. The ion displacements from their equilibrium positions become strongly anisotropic. The results can be relevant for dusty plasmas, ion plasmas in Penning traps, and especially for the crust of magnetars (neutron stars with superstrong magnetic fields B > or approximately equal 10(14) G ). The effect of the magnetic field on ion displacements in a strongly magnetized neutron star crust can suppress the nuclear reaction rates and make them extremely sensitive to the magnetic-field direction. PMID:19905459

Baiko, D A

2009-10-01

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On the origins of galactic magnetic fields  

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We present a five dimensional unified theory of gravity and electromagnetism which leads to modified Maxwell equations, suggesting a new origin for galactic magnetic fields. It is shown that a region with nonzero scalar curvature would amplify the magnetic fields under certain conditions.

Borzou, A.; Sepangi, H. R.; Yousefi, R.; Ziaie, A. H.

2009-01-01

261

Equilibrium figures with a magnetic field  

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A set of equations which are magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium conditions in the case of axial symmetry is solved. The possibility of splitting Maclaurin's sequence in the presence of a magnetic field is shown. The effect of a forceless magnetic field on Maclaurin's P-ellipsoid is investigated. (Auth.)

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Programming the control of magnetic field measurements  

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This paper gives a short review concerning the new NMR probe measurement control system. Then it presents the new program 'CYCLOCHAMP' attached to the magnetic field measurement which also allows to cycle the magnetic field inside the cyclotrons and to equilibrate it among the SSC sectors. (authors)

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Geometrical Aspects of Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

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We discuss how the vector nature of magnetic fields, and the geometrical interpretation of gravity introduced by general relativity, lead to a special coupling between magnetism and spacetime curvature. This magneto-geometrical interaction effectively transfers the tension properties of the field into the spacetime fabric, triggering a variety of effects with potentially far-reaching implications.

Tsagas, Christos G.

2001-01-01

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On interplanetary electric and magnetic fields  

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A kinematic model of the stationary electromagnetic fields in interplanetary space with finite conductivity is considered. The electrodynamic problem is solved for a medium with uniform conductivity and radial plasma outflow from a spherical source. Simple analytical formulae are obtained for electric and magnetic fields, currents and charges in the case of a uniformly-magnetized rotating sphere. (orig.)

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Magnetic Fields in the Solar Convection Zone  

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Recent studies of the dynamic evolution of magnetic flux tubes in the solar convection zone are reviewed with focus on emerging flux tubes responsible for the formation of solar active regions. The current prevailing picture is that active regions on the solar surface originate from strong toroidal magnetic fields generated by the solar dynamo mechanism at the thin tachocline layer at the base of the solar convection zone. Thus the magnetic fields need to traverse the entire convection zone b...

Yuhong Fan

2009-01-01

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A Topology for the Penumbral Magnetic Fields  

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We describe a scenario for the topology of the magnetic field in penumbrae that accounts for recent observations showing upflows, downflows, and reverse magnetic polarities. According to our conjecture, short narrow magnetic loops fill the penumbral photosphere. Flows along these arched field lines are responsible for both the Evershed effect and the convective transport. This scenario seems to be qualitatively consistent with most existing observations, including the dark c...

Almeida, J. Sanchez

2009-01-01

267

Heterotic strings in a uniform magnetic field  

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An exact conformal model representing a constant magnetic field background in heterotic string theory is explicitly solved in terms of free creation/annihilation operators. The spectrum of physical states is examined for different possible embeddings of the magnetic U(1) subgroup. We find that an arbitrarily small magnetic field gives rise to an infinite number of tachyonic excitations corresponding to charged vector states of the massless level and to higher level states with large spins and charges. (orig.)

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Sonoluminescence Coupling to an Applied Magnetic Field  

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We investigate several means of coupling between a sonoluminescing bubble and an applied magnetic field. Recent experiments show a strong quadratic dependence between the forcing pressures required for stable sonoluminescence and magnetic field amplitude. However, all coupling mechanisms calculated here are at most one percent perturbations. The most likely explanation is a sensitive hydrodynamic effect linked to a relatively small but characteristically inhomogeneous magnetically induced pressure on the bubble wall. We suggest experiments to test this effect.

Di Donna, B A; Young, J B

1997-01-01

269

Large-scale magnetic fields in cosmology  

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Despite the widespread presence of magnetic fields, their origin, evolution and role are still not well understood. Primordial magnetism sounds appealing but is not problem free. The magnetic implications for the large-scale structure of the universe still remain an open issue. This paper outlines the advantages and shortcomings of early-time magnetogenesis and the typical role of B-fields in linear structure-formation scenarios.

Tsagas, Christos G.

2009-01-01

270

Hofstadter spectrum in electric and magnetic fields  

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The problem of Bloch electrons in two dimensions subject to magnetic and intense electric fields is investigated. Magnetic translations, electric evolution and energy translation operators are used to specify the solutions of the Schr\\"odinger equation. For rational values of the magnetic flux quanta per unit cell and commensurate orientations of the electric field relative to the original lattice, an extended superlattice can be defined and a complete set of mutually commut...

Kunold, Alejandro; Torres, Manuel

2004-01-01

271

Classical theory of electric and magnetic fields  

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Classical Theory of Electric and Magnetic Fields is a textbook on the principles of electricity and magnetism. This book discusses mathematical techniques, calculations, with examples of physical reasoning, that are generally applied in theoretical physics. This text reviews the classical theory of electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's Equations, Lorentz Force, and Faraday's Law of Induction. The book also focuses on electrostatics and the general methods for solving electrostatic problems concerning images, inversion, complex variable, or separation of variables. The text also explains ma

Good, Roland H

1971-01-01

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Classical theory of electric and magnetic fields  

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Classical Theory of Electric and Magnetic Fields is a textbook on the principles of electricity and magnetism. This book discusses mathematical techniques, calculations, with examples of physical reasoning, that are generally applied in theoretical physics. This text reviews the classical theory of electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's Equations, Lorentz Force, and Faraday's Law of Induction. The book also focuses on electrostatics and the general methods for solving electrostatic problems concerning images, inversion, complex variable, or separation of variables. The text also explains ma

Good, Roland H

2013-01-01

273

Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole  

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Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis. 10 figs

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The magnetic field of rotating bodies  

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The paper discusses the possibility of interpreting the magnetic fields of astronomical bodies in the framework of a unified field theory. Using one of the solutions of the generalized field theory, a direct relation between the polar magnetic field, the angular velocity and the gravitational potential of the body considered, is obtained. The model used for applications has spherical symmetry. The predictions of the theoretical formula, obtained from the model, are compared with available observational data, and with the empirical relation of Blackett. The theoretical formula gives a possible interpretation of a seed magnetic field which will develop and produce the largescale magnetic field observed for celestial objects. The formula shows that the field may be generated as a result of the rotation of the massive object. (author). 24 refs, 3 figs, 1 tab

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Fields from a relativistic magnetic explosion  

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Following Prendergast we study the relativistically expanding electromagnetic fields generated by an axisymmetric explosion of magnetic energy in a small volume. The magnetic field expands uniformly either within a cone or in all directions and it is therefore accompanied by an electric field. In the highly conducting plasma the charges move to annul the electric field in the frame of the moving plasma. The solutions presented are analytical and semi-analytical. We find that the time-scale for the winding up of the initial magnetic field is crucial, as short time-scales lead to strong radiant fields. Assuming a magnetic field of $10^{13}Gauss$ emerging from a magnetosphere of $10^{9}cm$ we end with a jet when confined by a pressure environment that falls more slowly than $r^{-4}$. The jet carries energy of $10^{51}erg$, which is mostly due to differential rotation at the base.

Gourgouliatos, K N

2008-01-01

276

Mercury's planetary magnetic field: origin and determination  

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The origin of Mercury planetary magnetic field remains unclear. A weak hydromagnetic dynamo is the most likely possibility, but other options remain open until current missions (MESSENGER and BepiColombo) are able to map the magnetic field of the planet. A considerable complication in determining the real size and nature of the internal field is the contribution of external current sources associated with the interaction of Mercury with the solar wind. Magnetospheric currents could contribute a significant fraction of the surface field at the equator; induction effects in the large iron core also lead to a dynamic modification of the magnetic field measured around the planet. This talk presents the options for the origin of the internal magnetic field and provides a quantitative assessment of the measurements on forthcoming missions for determining the internal field in the presence of the highly dynamic environment of the planet.

Balogh, A.

277

Structure of magnetic fields in intracluster cavities  

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Observations of clusters of galaxies show ubiquitous presence of X-ray cavities, presumably blown by the AGN jets. We consider magnetic field structures of these cavities. Stability requires that they contain both toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields, while realistic configurations should have vanishing magnetic field on the boundary. For axisymmetric configurations embedded in unmagnetized plasma, the continuity of poloidal and toroidal magnetic field components on the surface of the bubble then requires solving the elliptical Grad-Shafranov equation with both Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions. This leads to a double eigenvalue problem, relating the pressure gradients and the toroidal magnetic field to the radius of the bubble. We have found fully analytical stable solutions. This result is confirmed by numerical simulation. We present synthetic X-ray images and synchrotron emission profiles and evaluate the rotation measure for radiation traversing the bubble.

Gourgouliatos, Konstantinos Nektarios; Lyutikov, Maxim

2010-01-01

278

Orienting Paramecium with intense static magnetic fields  

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Recent experiments on cell division suggest the application of intense static magnetic fields as a novel tool for the manipulation of biological systems [1]. The magnetic field appears to couple to the intrinsic anisotropies in the diamagnetic components of the cells. Here, we present measurements of the intrinsic average diamagnetic anisotropy of the whole single celled ciliate, Paramecium Caudatum. Magnetic fields, 2.5 T Paramecium Caudatum that were suspended in a density matched medium. The organisms align with their long axis parallel to the applied magnetic field. Their intrinsic diamagnetic anisotropy is 3x10-11 in cgs units. We will discuss the implications of these results for employing magnetic fields to probe the behavior of swimming Paramecium. [1] J. M. Valles, Jr. et al., Expt. Cell Res.274, 112-118 (2002).

Valles, James M., Jr.; Guevorkian, Karine; Quindel, Carl

2004-03-01

279

Magnetic fields in Neutron Stars  

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Isolated neutron stars show a diversity in timing and spectral properties, which has historically led to a classification in different sub-classes. The magnetic field plays a key role in many aspects of the neutron star phenomenology: it regulates the braking torque responsible for their timing properties and, for magnetars, it provides the energy budget for the outburst activity and high quiescent luminosities (usually well above the rotational energy budget). We aim at unifying this observational variety by linking the results of the state-of-the-art 2D magneto-thermal simulations with observational data. The comparison between theory and observations allows to place two strong constraints on the physical properties of the inner crust. First, strong electrical currents must circulate in the crust, rather than in the star core. Second, the innermost part of the crust must be highly resistive, which is in principle in agreement with the presence of a novel phase of matter so-called nuclear pasta phase.

Viganò, Daniele; Miralles, Juan A; Rea, Nanda

2015-01-01

280

Photoelectron angular distribution parameters in the octupole approximation  

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The expression is presented for the X-ray electron spectra (XES) intensity excited by unpolarized radiation with due account of octupole transitions. The nondipole parameters including octupole transition parameters are calculated in relativistic approximation both for polarized and unpolarized radiation for atoms from Li to Ne. The calculations are performed for 1s-shell and for 2s- and 2p-shells for different photoelectron energies. The substantial contributions (up to 10%) for the XES-intensity are found for 1s-shell when kinetic energy is 5000 eV and 10000 eV. In other cases the octupole contributions are less than 1%

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Simultaneous quadrupole and octupole shape phase transitions in Thorium  

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The evolution of quadrupole and octupole shapes in Th isotopes is studied in the framework of nuclear Density Functional Theory. Constrained energy maps and observables calculated with microscopic collective Hamiltonians indicate the occurrence of a simultaneous quantum shape phase transition between spherical and quadrupole-deformed prolate shapes, and between non-octupole and octupole-deformed shapes, as functions of the neutron number. The nucleus {sup 224}Th is closest to the critical point of a double phase transition. A microscopic mechanism of this phenomenon is discussed in terms of the evolution of single-nucleon orbitals with deformation.

Li, Z.P.; Song, B.Y.; Yao, J.M. [School of Physical Science and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China); Vretenar, D. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, CAS, Beijing 100190 (China); Meng, J., E-mail: mengj@pku.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); Department of Physics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

2013-11-04

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Chaotic magnetic fields: Particle motion and energization  

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Magnetic field line equations correspond to a Hamiltonian dynamical system, so the features of a Hamiltonian systems can easily be adopted for discussing some essential features of magnetic field lines. The integrability of the magnetic field line equations are discussed by various authors and it can be shown that these equations are, in general, not integrable. We demonstrate several examples of realistic chaotic magnetic fields, produced by asymmetric current configurations. Particular examples of chaotic force-free field and non force-free fields are shown. We have studied, for the first time, the motion of a charged particle in chaotic magnetic fields. It is found that the motion of a charged particle in a chaotic magnetic field is not necessarily chaotic. We also showed that charged particles moving in a time-dependent chaotic magnetic field are energized. Such energization processes could play a dominant role in particle energization in several astrophysical environments including solar corona, solar flares and cosmic ray propagation in space

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Chaotic magnetic fields: Particle motion and energization  

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Magnetic field line equations correspond to a Hamiltonian dynamical system, so the features of a Hamiltonian systems can easily be adopted for discussing some essential features of magnetic field lines. The integrability of the magnetic field line equations are discussed by various authors and it can be shown that these equations are, in general, not integrable. We demonstrate several examples of realistic chaotic magnetic fields, produced by asymmetric current configurations. Particular examples of chaotic force-free field and non force-free fields are shown. We have studied, for the first time, the motion of a charged particle in chaotic magnetic fields. It is found that the motion of a charged particle in a chaotic magnetic field is not necessarily chaotic. We also showed that charged particles moving in a time-dependent chaotic magnetic field are energized. Such energization processes could play a dominant role in particle energization in several astrophysical environments including solar corona, solar flares and cosmic ray propagation in space.

Dasgupta, Brahmananda [CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Ram, Abhay K. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Li, Gang [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 and CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Li, Xiaocan [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States)

2014-02-11

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The earth's magnetic field: Its history, origin and planetary perspective  

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The history of geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism is examined, and an analysis and description of the present geomagnetic field is presented. The magnetic compass is discussed along with declination, inclination, secular variation, magnetic charts and the search for the poles, fossil magnetism and the magnetic field in the past, transient magnetic variations regarding the external magnetic field, the origin of the earth's magnetic field, magnetic elements and charts, a spherical harmonic analysis description of the earth's magnetic field, uniqueness and other mathematical problems, geomagnetic secular variation, and the external magnetic field. Other topics explored are elated to the fundamentals of palaeomagnetism, palaeomagnetic observations regarding the recent geomagnetic field, reversals of the earth's magnetic field, the time-averaged palaeomagnetic field, the origin of the earth's magnetic field, advanced dynamo theory, the origin of secular variation and field reversals, lunar magnetism, and magnetic fields of the sun, planets, and meteorites.

Merrill, R. T.; McElhinny, M. W.

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The Magnetic Field in the Solar Atmosphere  

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This publication provides an overview of magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere with the focus lying on the corona. The solar magnetic field couples the solar interior with the visible surface of the Sun and with its atmosphere. It is also responsible for all solar activity in its numerous manifestations. Thus, dynamic phenomena such as coronal mass ejections and flares are magnetically driven. In addition, the field also plays a crucial role in heating the solar chromosphere and corona as well as in accelerating the solar wind. Our main emphasis is the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere so that photospheric and chromospheric magnetic structures are mainly discussed where relevant for higher solar layers. Also, the discussion of the solar atmosphere and activity is limited to those topics of direct relevance to the magnetic field. After giving a brief overview about the solar magnetic field in general and its global structure, we discuss in more detail the magnetic field in active regions, the quie...

Wiegelmann, Thomas; Solanki, Sami K

2014-01-01

286

Warm inflation in presence of magnetic fields  

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We present preliminary results on the possible effects that primordial magnetic fields can have for a warm inflation scenario, based on global supersymmetry, with a new-inflation-type potential. This work is motivated by two considerations: first, magnetic fields seem to be present in the universe on all scales, which rises the possibility that they could also permeate the early universe; second, the recent emergence of inflationary models where the inflaton is not assumed to be isolated but instead it is taken as an interacting field, even during the inflationary expansion. The effects of magnetic fields are included resorting to Schwinger proper time method.

Piccinelli, Gabriella; Ayala, Alejandro; Mizher, Ana Julia

2013-01-01

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Microscopic description of octupole shape-phase transitions in light actinides and rare-earth nuclei  

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A systematic analysis of low-lying quadrupole and octupole collective states is presented, based on the microscopic energy density functional framework. By mapping the deformation constrained self-consistent axially symmetric mean-field energy surfaces onto the equivalent Hamiltonian of the $sdf$ interacting boson model (IBM), that is, onto the energy expectation value in the boson condensate state, the Hamiltonian parameters are determined. The study is based on the global relativistic energy density functional DD-PC1. The resulting IBM Hamiltonian is used to calculate excitation spectra and transition rates for the positive- and negative-parity collective states in four isotopic chains characteristic for two regions of octupole deformation and collectivity: Th, Ra, Sm and Ba. Consistent with the empirical trend, the microscopic calculation based on the systematics of $\\beta_{2}$-$\\beta_{3}$ energy maps, the resulting low-lying negative-parity bands and transition rates show evidence of a shape transition be...

Nomura, K; Niksic, T; Lu, Bing-Nan

2014-01-01

288

A Magnetic Resonance Measurement Technique for Rapidly Switched Gradient Magnetic Fields in a Magnetic Resonance Tomograph  

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his paper describes a method for measuring of the gradient magnetic field in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) tomography, which is one of the modern medical diagnostic methods. A very important prerequisite for high quality imaging is a gradient magnetic field in the instrument with exactly defined properties. Nuclear magnetic resonance enables us to measure the pulse gradient magnetic field characteristics with high accuracy. These interesting precise methods were designed, realised, and tes...

Bartus?ek, K.; Gescheidtova?, E.

2003-01-01

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Curved quantum waveguides in uniform magnetic fields  

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A theoretical study of a planar electronic waveguide with a uniformly curved section in the perpendicular homogeneous magnetic field B is presented within the envelope function approximation. Utilizing analytical solutions in each part of the waveguide, exact expressions are derived for the scattering and reflection matrices and for the transcendental equation defining bound-state energies. It is shown that in the magnetic field a propagation threshold in the continuously curved channel is always smaller than its counterpart for the straight arm which means that bound states in the uniform magnetic field always exist. Their energies do not depend on the direction of the field, and at high magnetic intensities they approach the lowest Landau level. For the transport in the fundamental mode an interaction of a quasibound level split off from the higher-lying threshold as a result of the bend, with its degenerate continuum counterpart, causes a dip in the transmission. In the magnetic field, contrary to the field-free case, conductance in the minimum Gmin , generally, ceases to be zero. It is shown that growing magnetic fields cause Gmin to saturate to 2e2/h which means that a quasibound level formed as a result of the bend is completely dissolved by the increasing B ; however, this transformation is very different for the different bend angles and radii. In particular, quasibound states of the fundamental propagation mode survive stronger fields for the smaller bend angles which is explained by the larger total magnetic flux through the curved section where these levels are formed. Since a magnetic length lB=(?/eB)1/2 is inversely proportional to the square root of B , states for the waveguide with a smaller radius also survive stronger fields, and their asymptotic approach to the dissolution possesses nonmonotonic Gmin dependence on the magnetic field with minimum conductance again reaching zero for some special values of B . Vortex structure of the currents flowing in the waveguide near the resonance is strongly affected by the field. In particular, small magnetic intensities change zero-field vortices in the straight arms into the magnetic antivortices which correspond to the interacting with each other surface currents flowing along opposite walls of the channel. Increasing the magnetic field suppresses the formation of the vortices pushing currents to the outer (inner) walls in the straight (bent) section. For fields larger than the saturation magnetic intensity, the only consequence of the bend is a strong surface current near the convex wall of the bend, and the electronic flow along the junctions between straight and curved parts.

Olendski, O.; Mikhailovska, L.

2005-12-01

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Magnetic Fields in Stars: Origin and Impact  

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Various types of magnetic fields occur in stars: small scale fields, large scale fields, and internal toroidal fields. While the latter may be ubiquitous in stars due to differential rotation, small scale fields (spots) may be associated with envelop convection in all low and high mass stars. The stable large scale fields found in only about 10 per cent of intermediate mass and massive stars may be understood as a consequence of dynamical binary interaction, e.g., the mergin...

Langer, N.

2013-01-01

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Nuclear matter in strong magnetic fields  

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Strongly magnetized nuclear matter within the context of Quantum Hadrodynamics (Walecka-model) and its extensions is investigated in this article. The magnetic field is coupled to the charge and dipole moment of the baryons by including the appropriate terms in the Lagrangian density. The saturation density of magnetized, symmetric nuclear matter was calculated for magnetic fields of the order of 10^17 gauss. For the calculated range of saturation densities the binding energy, symmetry energy coefficient and compressibility of nuclear matter were also calculated. It is found that with an increasing magnetic field the saturation density also increases, while the system becomes less bound. Furthermore, the depopulation of proton Landau levels leaves a distinct oscillatory imprint on both the symmetry energy coefficient and the compressibility. The calculations were also performed for increased values of the baryon magnetic dipole moment. By increasing the dipole moment strength the saturation density is found t...

Diener, J P W

2013-01-01

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Field Mapping System for Solenoid Magnet  

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A three-dimensional Hall probe mapping system for measuring the solenoid magnet of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun has been developed. It can map the solenoid field either in Cartesian or in cylindrical coordinate system with a measurement reproducibility better than 5 × 10-5 T. The system has three axis motors: one for the azimuthal direction and the other two for the x and z direction. This architecture makes the measuring system simple in fabrication. The magnetic center was calculated using the measured axial component of magnetic field Bz in Cartesian coordinate system because the accuracy of magnetic axis measurement could be improved significantly by using Bz, instead of the radial component of magnetic field Br. This paper describes the measurement system and summarizes the measurement results for the solenoid magnetic of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun.

Park, K. H.; Jung, Y. K.; Kim, D. E.; Lee, H. G.; Park, S. J.; Chung, C. W.; Kang, B. K.

2007-01-01

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Magnetic fields in noninvasive brain stimulation.  

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The idea that magnetic fields could be used therapeutically arose 2000 years ago. These therapeutic possibilities were expanded after the discovery of electromagnetic induction by the Englishman Michael Faraday and the American Joseph Henry. In 1896, Arsène d'Arsonval reported his experience with noninvasive brain magnetic stimulation to the scientific French community. In the second half of the 20th century, changing magnetic fields emerged as a noninvasive tool to study the nervous system and to modulate neural function. In 1985, Barker, Jalinous, and Freeston presented transcranial magnetic stimulation, a relatively focal and painless technique. Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been proposed as a clinical neurophysiology tool and as a potential adjuvant treatment for psychiatric and neurologic conditions. This article aims to contextualize the progress of use of magnetic fields in the history of neuroscience and medical sciences, until 1985. PMID:23787954

Vidal-Dourado, Marcos; Conforto, Adriana Bastos; Caboclo, Luis Otávio Sales Ferreira; Scaff, Milberto; Guilhoto, Laura Maria de Figueiredo Ferreira; Yacubian, Elza Márcia Targas

2014-04-01

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Origin of neutron star magnetic fields  

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Possible origins of the magnetic fields of neutron stars include inheritance from the main sequence progenitor and dynamo action at some stage of evolution of progenitor. Inheritance is not sufficient to explain the fields of magnetars. Energetic considerations point to differential rotation in the final stages of core collapse process as the most likely source of field generation, at least for magnetars. A runaway phase of exponential growth is needed to achieve sufficient field amplification during relevant phase of core collapse; it can probably be provided by a some form of magnetorotational instability. Once formed in core collapse, the field is in danger of decaying again by magnetic instabilities. The evolution of a magnetic field in a newly formed neutron star is discussed, with emphasis on the existence of stable equilibrium configurations as end products of this evolution, and the role of magnetic helicity in their existence.

Spruit, H C

2007-01-01

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Modeling solar force-free magnetic fields  

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A class of nonlinear force-free magnetic fields is presented, described in terms of the solutions to a second-order, nonlinear ordinary differential equation. These magnetic fields are three-dimensional, filling the infinite half-space above a plane where the lines of force are anchored. They model the magnetic fields of the sun over active regions with a striking geometric realism. The total energy and the free energy associated with the electric current are finite and can be calculated directly from the magnetic field at the plane boundary using the virial theorem. In the study of solar magnetic fields with data from vector magnetographs, there is a long-standing interest in devising algorithms to extrapolate for the force-free magnetic field in a given domain from prescribed field values at the boundary. The closed-form magnetic fields of this paper open up an opportunity for testing the reliability and accuracy of algorithms that claim the capability of performing this extrapolation. The extrapolation procedure as an ill-posed mathematical problem is discussed. 22 refs

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Protein detection with magnetic nanoparticles in a rotating magnetic field  

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A detection scheme based on magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) dynamics in a rotating magnetic field for a quantitative and easy-to-perform detection of proteins is illustrated. For the measurements, a fluxgate-based setup was applied, which measures the MNP dynamics, while a rotating magnetic field is generated. The MNPs exhibit single iron oxide cores of 25 nm and 40 nm diameter, respectively, as well as a protein G functionalized shell. IgG antibodies were utilized as binding target molecules for the physical proof-of-concept. The measurement results were fitted with a theoretical model describing the magnetization dynamics in a rotating magnetic field. The established detection scheme allows quantitative determination of proteins even at a concentration lower than of the particles. The observed differences between the two MNP types are discussed on the basis of logistic functions.

Dieckhoff, Jan; Lak, Aidin; Schilling, Meinhard; Ludwig, Frank

2014-01-01

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External-field-free magnetic biosensor  

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In this paper, we report a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) detection scheme without the presence of any external magnetic field. The proposed magnetic sensor uses a patterned groove structure within the sensor so that no external magnetic field is needed to magnetize the MNPs. An example is given based on a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing device with a spin valve structure. For this structure, the detection of MNPs located inside the groove and near the free layer is demonstrated under no external magnetic field. Micromagnetic simulations are performed to calculate the signal to noise level of this detection scheme. A maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 18.6 dB from one iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle with 8 nm radius is achieved. As proof of concept, this external-field-free GMR sensor with groove structure of 200 nm × 200 nm is fabricated using a photo and an electron beam integrated lithography process. Using this sensor, the feasibility demonstration of the detection SNR of 9.3 dB is achieved for 30 ?l magnetic nanoparticles suspension (30 nm iron oxide particles, 1 mg/ml). This proposed external-field-free sensor structure is not limited to GMR devices and could be applicable to other magnetic biosensing devices.

Li, Yuanpeng; Wang, Yi; Klein, Todd; Wang, Jian-Ping

2014-03-01

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External-field-free magnetic biosensor  

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In this paper, we report a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) detection scheme without the presence of any external magnetic field. The proposed magnetic sensor uses a patterned groove structure within the sensor so that no external magnetic field is needed to magnetize the MNPs. An example is given based on a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing device with a spin valve structure. For this structure, the detection of MNPs located inside the groove and near the free layer is demonstrated under no external magnetic field. Micromagnetic simulations are performed to calculate the signal to noise level of this detection scheme. A maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 18.6?dB from one iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle with 8?nm radius is achieved. As proof of concept, this external-field-free GMR sensor with groove structure of 200?nm?×?200?nm is fabricated using a photo and an electron beam integrated lithography process. Using this sensor, the feasibility demonstration of the detection SNR of 9.3?dB is achieved for 30??l magnetic nanoparticles suspension (30?nm iron oxide particles, 1?mg/ml). This proposed external-field-free sensor structure is not limited to GMR devices and could be applicable to other magnetic biosensing devices.

Li, Yuanpeng; Wang, Yi; Klein, Todd; Wang, Jian-Ping, E-mail: jpwang@umn.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2014-03-24

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Equilibrium of non-neutral plasmas in a Malmberg-Penning trap with a weakly tilted magnetic field  

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The effect of small asymmetric magnetic perturbations on the equilibrium of a non-neutral plasma confined in a Malmberg-Penning trap is analyzed. A constraint, known in the theory of tandem mirrors as the condition of current closure, is derived for non-neutral plasmas. Together with Poisson's equation, this constraint provides a set of equations for determining self-consistent asymmetric equilibria of non-neutral plasmas in Malmberg-Penning traps. As an example of this approach, the non-neutral plasma equilibrium in the presence of a weak magnetic tilt is analyzed. Analytical and semianalytical solutions for the electric potential variations inside the trap are found in a paraxial limit for various radial density profiles of the plasma, including the case of global thermal equilibrium. The numerical procedure aimed to obtain self-consistent plasma equilibria for a magnetic field with a large asymmetry is also discussed. The newly developed method can be straightforwardly applied to determine plasma equilibria under the effect of the magnetic perturbations of higher multipolarity (such as, quadrupole or octupole fields).

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SUPERCONDUCTING CHANNEL MAGNETS WITHOUT STRAY FIELDS  

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Superconducting channel magnets without stray fields are developed as injection and extraction elements for the superconducting separated sector cyclotron SuSe. Similar to a coaxial line a channel magnet consists of one or several central conductors surrounded by outer conductors on a closed surface. There always exists a current distribution of the outer conductors, so that the total outside field vanishes except for small stray fields caused by the beam windows. A bended superconducting cha...

Nolden, F.; Hinderer, G.; Labedzki, J.; Trinks, U.; Zech, E.

1984-01-01

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Primordial Magnetic Fields and Electroweak Baryogenesis  

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In this contribution we will shortly review the main mechanism through which primordial magnetic fields may affect the electroweak baryogenesis. It is shown that although strong magnetic fields might enhance the strength of the electroweak phase transition, no benefit is found for baryogenesis once the effect of the field on the sphaleron rate is taken into account. The possible role of hypermagnetic helicity for the electroweak baryogenesis is shortly discussed.

Grasso, Dario

2000-01-01

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A Holographic Bound on Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields large enough to be observable are ubiquitous in astrophysics, even at extremely large length scales. This has led to the suggestion that such fields are seeded at very early (inflationary) times, and subsequently amplified by various processes involving, for example, dynamo effects. Many such mechanisms give rise to extremely large magnetic fields at the end of inflationary reheating, and therefore also during the quark-gluon plasma epoch of the early univers...

Mcinnes, Brett

2014-01-01

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Origin of Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic Fields  

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A variety of observations suggest that magnetic fields are present in all galaxies and galaxy clusters. These fields are characterized by a modest strength (10^{-7}-10^{-5} G) and huge spatial scale (~Mpc). It is generally assumed that magnetic fields in spiral galaxies arise from the combined action of differential rotation and helical turbulence, a process known as the alpha-omega dynamo. However fundamental questions concerning the nature of the dynamo as well as the orig...

Widrow, Lawrence M.

2002-01-01

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Non-Gaussianity from Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields in the early universe could have played an important role in sourcing cosmological perturbations. While not the dominant source, even a small contribution might be traceable through its intrinsic non-Gaussianity. Here we calculate analytically the one, two and three point statistics of the magnetic stress energy resulting from tangled Gaussian fields, and confirm these with numerical realizations of the fields. We find significant non-Gaussianity, and importa...

Brown, Iain; Crittenden, Robert

2005-01-01

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Minimal field requirement in precessional magnetization switching  

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We investigate the minimal field strength in precessional magnetization switching using the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation in under-critically damped systems. It is shown that precessional switching occurs when localized trajectories in phase space become unlocalized upon application of field pulses. By studying the evolution of the phase space, we obtain the analytical expression of the critical switching field in the limit of small damping for a magnetic object with biax...

Xiao, Di; Tsoi, M.; Niu, Qian

2004-01-01

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Manipulating Cells with Static Magnetic Fields  

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We review our investigations of the use of static magnetic fields, B, for manipulating cells and cellular processes. We describe how B fields modify the cell division pattern of frog embryos and consequently can be used to probe the pattern determinants. We also observe that magnetic fields modify the swimming behavior of Paramecium Caudatum. We describe these modifications and their potential application to investigations of their swimming behavior.

Valles, J. M.; Guevorkian, K.

2005-07-01

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On the octupole excitation in 236U  

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Measurements of the K, Lsub(I), Lsub(II) and Msub(I) conversion lines of the 687.7 keV transition in 236U are evaluated within the electron penetration formalism. The spin-parity assignment of the octupole-band-head is found to be 1- in accordance with reaction data, and an assignment of 2- to the 687.7 keV state is ruled out. The penetration matrix element vertical strokeetavertical stroke has the value of 13.5 for the K-shell and increases slightly for higher main shells. An estimate of the anomalous amplitudes is compared with values reported for transitions in the odd even actinide nuclei. Furthermore electron conversion data for the 1-->2+ and 1-->4+ transitions are given. Radioactivity 236U from 235U(n,e-); measured: conversion electron decay; deduced: conversion coefficients from K, L and M shells; evaluated: dynamic matrix elements. (orig.)

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Fast nuclear rotation and octupole deformation  

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The 150Sm nucleus has been studied to high spins in a measurement of gamma radiation following the 136Xe(18O,4n)150Sm, compound-nucleus reaction at beam energy of 76 MeV. The measurement was performed at NBI Riso using the NORDBALL array. Alternating parity, s=+1 band in 150Sm has been observed up to spin I=22. This band is crossed by two aligned bands, corresponding to a reflection-symmetric shape. After the second crossing the s=+1 band ends abruptly, suggesting that the octupole shape vanishes in 150Sm above spin I=22, as predicted by calculations. Other explanations, assuming continuation of the s=+1 band past the two alignments are also discussed.

Urban, W; Nyberg, J

2001-01-01

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Magnetic field generation by coherent turbulence structures  

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It is thought that the small-scale magnetic fields observed in accretion discs, galaxies and galactic clusters are generated by a dynamo process in which the turbulent plasma amplifies small initial magnetic fluctuations. Numerical simulations of turbulence have revealed that turbulence consists of filament-like vortex structures superimposed on an incoherent background, which carry a considerable amount of the energy. The natural questions to ask are whether these coherent structures can generate a magnetic field and, if so, if the generated magnetic field is also filament-like. After setting up a turbulence model which consists only of vortex filaments, we show in an unambiguous way that the coherent structure can sustain kinematic dynamo action and that the magnetic field thus generated consists of relatively thick ribbons (flattened tubes) located in between vortices

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Magnetic field evolution in neutron stars  

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Neutron stars contain persistent, ordered magnetic fields that are the strongest known in the Universe. However, their magnetic fluxes are similar to those in magnetic A and B stars and white dwarfs, suggesting that flux conservation during gravitational collapse may play an important role in establishing the field, although it might also be modified substantially by early convection, differential rotation, and magnetic instabilities. The equilibrium field configuration, established within hours (at most) of the formation of the star, is likely to be roughly axisymmetric, involving both poloidal and toroidal components. The stable stratification of the neutron star matter (due to its radial composition gradient) probably plays a crucial role in holding this magnetic structure inside the star. The field can evolve on long time scales by processes that overcome the stable stratification, such as weak interactions changing the relative abundances and ambipolar diffusion of charged particles with respect to neutr...

Reisenegger, Andreas

2007-01-01

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Vector Magnetic Field in Emerging Flux Regions  

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A crucial phase in magnetic flux emergence is the rise of magnetic flux tubes through the solar photosphere, which represents a severe transition between the very different environments of the solar interior and corona. Multi-wavelength observations with Flare Genesis, TRACE, SoHO, and more recently with the vector magnetographs at THEMIS and Hida (DST) led to the following conclusions. The fragmented magnetic field in the emergence region - with dipped field lines or bald patches - is directly related with Ellerman bombs, arch filament systems, and overlying coronal loops. Measurements of vector magnetic fields have given evidence that undulating "serpentine" fields are present while magnetic flux tubes cross the photosphere. See the sketch below, and for more detail see Pariat et al. (2004, 2007); Watanabe et al. (2008):

Schmieder, B.; Pariat, E.

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Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility measured in variable weak magnetic fields  

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Theory of the low-field anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) of rocks is based on the assumption of the linear relationship between magnetization and magnetizing field, resulting in field independent susceptibility. This relationship is by definition valid in diamagnetic and paramagnetic minerals, while in ferrimagnetic and antiferromagnetic minerals this relationship is in general non-linear (represented by hysteresis loop), being linear only in very weak fields in which the initial susceptibility is measured. Among these minerals, magnetite shows no field variation of susceptibility and its anisotropy in the low fields used in common AMS meters. In pyrrhotite, hematite and titanomagnetite bearing rocks, in which these minerals are very fine-grained, the field variation of susceptibility is insignificant. Using linear theory in calculating the AMS is fully legitimate in all these cases. In pyrrhotite, hematite, and titanomagnetite bearing rocks, in which these minerals are relatively coarse-grained (typically hundreds of micrometers), clear field variation of magnetic susceptibility may exist even in the low fields used in common AMS meters, often resulting in bad fit of the susceptibility tensor to the measured data. Strictly speaking, linear theory in calculating the AMS is in general incorrect in this case. The KLY-3S Kappabridge has been modified in such a way to enable AMS measurement also in the fields down to 3 A/m. Examples are shown of the effect of this field decrease on the measured data.

Pokorny, J.; Suza, P.; Hrouda, F.

2003-04-01

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Demagnetizing fields in active magnetic regenerators  

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A magnetic material in an externally applied magnetic field will in general experience a spatially varying internal magnetic field due to demagnetizing effects. When the performance of active magnetic regenerators (AMRs) is evaluated using numerical models the internal field is often assumed to be spatially constant and equal to the applied field, thus neglecting the demagnetizing field. Furthermore, the experimental magnetocaloric properties used (adiabatic temperature change, isothermal entropy change and specific heat) are often not corrected for demagnetization. The demagnetizing field in an AMR is in general both a function of the overall shape of the regenerator and its morphology (packed particles, parallel plates etc.) as well as the magnetization of the material. Due to the pronounced temperature dependence of the magnetization near the Curie temperature, the demagnetization field is also temperature dependent. We propose a relatively straightforward method to correct sufficiently for the demagnetizing field in AMR models. We discuss how the demagnetizing field behaves in regenerators made of packed spheres under realistic operation conditions.

Bahl, Christian R.H.

2014-01-01

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Field-free line formation in a magnetic field  

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In this communication, the theory of field-free line (FFL) formation in a magnetic field is investigated. It is shown that an FFL can be generated by only three Maxwell coil pairs. By varying the applied currents, the FFL can be arbitrarily rotated, while keeping the coils static in space. For translation, additional Helmholtz coil pairs can be used. These findings enable efficient realization of a field generating unit for a recently developed imaging method named magnetic particle imaging. (fast track communication)

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Field-free line formation in a magnetic field  

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In this communication, the theory of field-free line (FFL) formation in a magnetic field is investigated. It is shown that an FFL can be generated by only three Maxwell coil pairs. By varying the applied currents, the FFL can be arbitrarily rotated, while keeping the coils static in space. For translation, additional Helmholtz coil pairs can be used. These findings enable efficient realization of a field generating unit for a recently developed imaging method named magnetic particle imaging. (fast track communication)

Knopp, T; Sattel, T F; Biederer, S; Buzug, T M [Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Luebeck, Luebeck (Germany)], E-mail: knopp@imt.uni-luebeck.de

2010-01-08

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Magnetic fields on resistance spaces  

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On a metric measure space $X$ that supports a regular, strongly local resistance form we consider a magnetic energy form that corresponds to the magnetic Laplacian for a particle confined to $X$. We provide sufficient conditions for closability and essential self-adjointness in terms of geometric conditions on the reference measure without assuming energy dominance.

Hinz, Michael; Rogers, Luke

2015-01-01

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Strongly interacting matter in magnetic fields  

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Provides a first coherent and introductory account of this new topic. Edited and Authored by leading researchers in the field. Suitable as both self-study text and advanced course material for graduate courses, thematic schools and seminars. The physics of strongly interacting matter in an external magnetic field is presently emerging as a topic of great cross-disciplinary interest for particle, nuclear, astro- and condensed matter physicists. It is known that strong magnetic fields are created in heavy ion collisions, an insight that has made it possible to study a variety of surprising and intriguing phenomena that emerge from the interplay of quantum anomalies, the topology of non-Abelian gauge fields, and the magnetic field. In particular, the non-trivial topological configurations of the gluon field induce a non-dissipative electric current in the presence of a magnetic field. These phenomena have led to an extended formulation of relativistic hydrodynamics, called chiral magnetohydrodynamics. Hitherto unexpected applications in condensed matter physics include graphene and topological insulators. Other fields of application include astrophysics, where strong magnetic fields exist in magnetars and pulsars. Last but not least, an important new theoretical tool that will be revisited and which made much of the progress surveyed in this book possible is the holographic principle - the correspondence between quantum field theory and gravity in extra dimensions. Edited and authored by the pioneers and leading experts in this newly emerging field, this book offers a valuable resource for a broad community of physicists and graduate students.

Kharzeev, Dmitri [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Landsteiner, Karl [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC; Schmitt, Andreas [Technische Univ., Vienna (Austria). 1. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Yee, Ho-Ung (eds.) [Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics

2013-08-01

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Pulsed field magnets at the United States National High Magnetic Field Laboratory  

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The pulsed field facility of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) consists of four components. Now available are (1) explosive driven flux compression, (2) capacitor-driven magnets, and (3) a 20 T superconducting magnet. The fourth component, a 60 T quasi-continuous magnet, has been designed and is scheduled for installation in early 1995. All magnets have He-4 cryostats giving temperatures from room temperature (RT) to 2.2--1.5 K. Dilution refrigerators for the superconducting 20 T magnet and the 50 T pulsed magnet will be installed by early 1994. A wide range of experiments has been completed within the past year.

Campbell, L.J.; Parkin, D.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Crow, J.E.; Schneider-Muntau, H.J. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States). NHMFL; Sullivan, N.S. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Physics

1993-11-01

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Electron scattering from the octupole band in /sup 238/U  

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A simple model for nuclear surface vibrations in permanently deformed nuclei does well in reproducing electron scattering cross sections of rotational levels built on a K/sup ..pi../= 0/sup -/ intrinsic octupole vibration in /sup 238/U.

Hirsch, A.; Creswell, C.; Bertozzi, W.; Heisenberg, J.; Hynes, M.V.; Kowalski, S.; Miska, H.; Norum, B.; Rad, F.N.; Sargent, C.P.; Sasanuma, T.; Turchinetz, W.

1978-03-06

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Electron scattering from the octupole band in 238U  

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A simple model for nuclear surface vibrations in permanently deformed nuclei does well in reproducing electron scattering cross sections of rotational levels built on a K/sup ?/= 0- intrinsic octupole vibration in 238U

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Magnetic Field Measurement with Ground State Alignment  

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Observational studies of magnetic fields are crucial. We introduce a process "ground state alignment" as a new way to determine the magnetic field direction in diffuse medium. The alignment is due to anisotropic radiation impinging on the atom/ion. The consequence of the process is the polarization of spectral lines resulting from scattering and absorption from aligned atomic/ionic species with fine or hyperfine structure. The magnetic field induces precession and realign the atom/ion and therefore the polarization of the emitted or absorbed radiation reflects the direction of the magnetic field. The atoms get aligned at their low levels and, as the life-time of the atoms/ions we deal with is long, the alignment induced by anisotropic radiation is susceptible to extremely weak magnetic fields (1 G ? B ? 10^{-15} G). In fact, the effects of atomic/ionic alignment were studied in the laboratory decades ago, mostly in relation to the maser research. Recently, the atomic effect has been already detected in observations from circumstellar medium and this is a harbinger of future extensive magnetic field studies. A unique feature of the atomic realignment is that they can reveal the 3D orientation of magnetic field. In this chapter, we shall review the basic physical processes involved in atomic realignment. We shall also discuss its applications to interplanetary, circumstellar and interstellar magnetic fields. In addition, our research reveals that the polarization of the radiation arising from the transitions between fine and hyperfine states of the ground level can provide a unique diagnostics of magnetic fields in the Epoch of Reionization.

Yan, Huirong; Lazarian, A.

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Equilibrium magnetization of a nanogranular magnetic film with perpendicular anisotropy in a tilted magnetic field  

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The influence of demagnetization field on the process of equilibrium magnetization of a nanogranular magnetic film with perpendicular anisotropy in a tilted magnetic field is studied theoretically. Both the canting and the overturning of granules magnetic moments are taken into account and the effect of each of these processes on the magnetization curves is described. It is shown, that transition from the magnetization state with nonuniform orientation of the granule magnetic moments to a homogeneous one in a tilted field occurs in the critical way.

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Magnetic field induced optical vortex beam rotation  

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Light with orbital angular momentum (OAM) has drawn a great deal of attention for its important applications in the fields of precise optical measurements and high capacity optical communications. Here we adopt a method to study the rotation of a light beam, which is based on magnetic field induced circular birefringence in warm 87Rb atomic vapor. The dependence of the rotation angle to the intensity of the magnetic field makes it appropriate for weak magnetic field measurement. We derive a detail theoretical description that is in well agreement with the experimental observations. The experiment shows here provides a new method for precise measurement of magnetic field intensity and expands the application of OAM-carrying light.

Shi, Shuai; Zhou, Zhi-Yuan; Li, Yan; Zhang, Wei; Shi, Bao-Sen

2015-01-01

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Normal glow discharge in axial magnetic field  

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Theory and results of mathematical modeling of a glow discharge in a parallel-plate configuration with axial magnetic field is presented. The model consists of continuity equations for electron and ion fluids, the Poisson equation for the self-consistent electric field. Numerical simulation results are presented for two-dimensional glow discharge at various initial conditions. The results are obtained for molecular nitrogen at pressure 1–5 Torr, emf of power supply 1–2 kV, and magnetic field induction B = 0–0.5 T. It is shown that in the presence of the axial magnetic field the glow discharge is rotated around its axis of symmetry. Nevertheless it is shown that in the investigated range of discharge parameters in an axial magnetic field the law of the normal current density is retained.

Surzhikov, S.; Shang, J.

2014-10-01

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Black hole in an external magnetic field  

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The motion and scalar radiation emitted by particles moving near a spherically symmetric black hole immersed in an external asymptotically homogeneous stationary magnetic field is considered. It is shown that the magnetic field produces a potential barrier which prevents the escape of both charged and neutral particles at infinity in a plane orthogonal to the magnetic field. An exception are massless particles for which the projection of the angular momentum on the magnetic field is zero. Stable circular orbits for charged particles exist which correspond to an almost 100% mass defect; stable ultrarelativistic trajectories also exist. The intensity of the scalar radiation emitted by an ultrarelativistic particle moving along a stable orbit is ?2 times greater than that of the radiation emitted by a particle moving along an unstable geodesic in the Schwarzschild field, ? being the ratio of energy to mass

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Magnetic fields in an expanding universe  

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We find a solution to 4D Einstein-Maxwell theory coupled to a massless dilaton field, for all values of the dilaton coupling, describing a Melvin magnetic field in an expanding universe with ‘stiff matter’ equation of state parameter w = +1. As the universe expands, magnetic flux becomes more concentrated around the symmetry axis for dilaton coupling a\\lt1/\\sqrt{3} and more dispersed for a\\gt1/\\sqrt{3}. An electric field circulates around the symmetry axis in the direction determined by Lenz's law. For a = 0 the magnetic flux through a disc of fixed comoving radius is proportional to the proper area of the disc. This result disagrees with the usual expectation based on a test magnetic field that this flux should be constant, and we show why this difference arises. We also find a Melvin solution in an accelerating universe with w = -7/9 for a dilaton field with a certain exponential potential.

Kastor, David; Traschen, Jennie

2014-04-01

327

Gravimetric Measurement of Magnetic Field Gradient Spatial Distribution  

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Magnetic interaction between a weighing sample and an external magnetic field allows to measure characteristics of magnetic field (a sample with known magnetic characteristics), as well as the magnetic properties of a sample (a known magnetic field). Measurement of materials magnetic permeability is a well known application of this method. In this paper we restrict ourselves to the measurement of magnetic field spatial distribution, which was achieved by scanning of samples ...

Arutunian, S. G.; Dobrovolski, N. M.; Egiazarian, S. L.; Mailian, M. R.; Sinenko, I. G.; Sinjavski, A. V.; Vasiniuk, I. E.

1999-01-01

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New Type of the Domain-Redistribution at Low Magnetic Fields in Phase II of CeB6  

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We performed the detailed investigation of the magnetization (M) of CeB6 at low magnetic fields in the Oxy-type antiferro-quadrupole (AFQ) ordered phase II to clarify the mechanism of the domain redistribution by magnetic field. Although M in phase II is isotropic above ˜1 kOe, it is anisotropic at lower magnetic fields and the magnetic field of the domain redistribution (HcIIA{--IIB}) is highly anisotropic. M[001]HcIIA{--IIB[110]}>HcIIA{--IIB[111]}. Here, M[001] and HcIIA{--IIB[001]} are M and HcIIA{--IIB} for H\\parallel[001], etc. respectively. Although there exist three domains of Oxy-, Oyz-, and Ozx-AFQ ordered states at H=0 as in a usual AF magnet, these domains are coupled in magnetic fields and the single domain state is formed by the linear combination of Oxy, Oyz, and Ozx quadrupole moments above HcIIA{--IIB} through the magnetic field induced higher order Txyz-antiferro-octupole (AFO) interaction. The domain redistribution takes place due to the competition between the small tetragonal lattice distortion stabilized by the Oxy-type AFQ order at H=0 and the Zeeman interaction. For H\\parallel[001], M is smallest and HcIIA{--IIB} is highest because only the Oxy-domain couples with the Txyz-AFO moment inducing the effective ferromagnetic interaction but the two domains of Oyz and Ozx are not. For H\\parallel[111], M is largest below ˜1 kOe and HcIIA{--IIB} is lowest because the Txyz-AFO moment is induced in all the three domains and each of Oxy, Oyz, and Ozx domain changes continuously to the (Oyz+Ozx+Oxy)/\\sqrt{3} single domain with increasing magnetic field. The coefficients of the linear combination of three domains gradually changes with magnetic field through the magnetic field induced Txyz-AFO moment. This type of the continuous domain redistribution is different from that in the usual antiferro-magnet, where there does not exist the coupling among the different domains.

Kunimori, Keisuke; Sera, Masafumi; Tanida, Hiroshi; Matsumura, Takeshi; Iga, Fumitoshi

2012-10-01

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Magnetic field measurements on ISABELLE storage ring magnets  

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In 1978 the magnetic field shapes of six ISABELLE prototype dipole magnets were measured in detail. All the harmonic terms that are forbidden by symmetry in dipole magnets are found to have values that are zero to within the allowed tolerances. This result indicates that the random errors in conductor placement are within tolerances and that the assembly techniques are satisfactory in this regard. However, the first allowed error term in a dipole magnet, the sextupole term, is much too large, and varies greatly from magnet to magnet resulting in field errors at the edge of the desired good field region that are 10-3 of the central field value, whereas the tolerable field errors are of the order of 10-4 of the central field value. This large sextupole term has been traced to assembly errors which yield a coil assembly which instead of being circular in cross section is racetrack shaped, with the vertical axis being 10 to 20 thousandths of an inch greater than the horizontal axis. This problem will be corrected in the future production series

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Protection of LHC superconducting corrector magnets  

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The protection of superconducting magnets in case of a quench has to be considered already in the design phase for the proton-proton collider LHC. The protection of main dipole and quadrupole magnets, based on cold diodes and quench heaters, is reported elsewhere [1]. In this paper the protection of other magnets is discussed. In the arcs some of the magnets are connected in series: sextupole magnets to correct the lattice chromaticity, small sextupole and decapole magnets to correct systematic field errors of the dipoles and octupole magnets. The magnets in the arcs to correct horizontal and vertical closed orbit excursions are powered individually. In the insertions other superconducting magnets will be used: quadrupole magnets for the low-beta insertions, orbit corrector magnets, etc. Some magnets will be constructed with sufficient copper stabilization to safely absorb the energy. For other magnets different methods of protection after the detection of a quench in the circuit are envisaged.

Hagedorn, Dietrich; Schmidt, R

1996-01-01

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Chern band insulators in a magnetic field.  

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The effect of a magnetic field on a two-dimensional Chern band insulator is discussed. It is shown that, unlike the trivial insulator, an anomalous Hall insulator with Chern number C becomes a metal when a magnetic field is applied at constant particle density, for any C > 0. For a time-reversal invariant topological insulator with a spin Chern resolved number, C? = ?C? = C, the magnetic field induces a spin polarized spin Hall insulator. We consider also the effect of a superlattice potential and extend previous results for the quantization of the Hall conductance of filled Hofstadter bands to this problem. PMID:24627894

Araújo, Miguel A N; Castro, Eduardo V

2014-02-19

332

Heavy fermions in high magnetic field  

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We give an overview on experimental studies performed in the last 25 years on heavy-fermion systems in high magnetic field. The properties of field-induced magnetic transitions in heavy-fermion materials close to a quantum antiferromagnetic-to-paramagnetic instability are presented. Effects of a high magnetic field to the Fermi surface, in particular the splitting of spin-up and spin-down bands, are also considered. Finally, we review on recent advances on the study of non-c...

Aoki, D.; Knafo, W.; Sheikin, I.

2012-01-01

333

Hyperon Stars in Strong Magnetic Fields  

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We investigate the effects of strong magnetic fields on the properties of hyperon stars. The matter is described by a hadronic model with parametric coupling. The matter is considered to be at zero temperature, charge neutral, beta-equilibrated, containing the baryonic octet, electrons and muons. The charged particles have their orbital motions Landau-quantized in the presence of strong magnetic fields (SMF). Two parametrisations of a chemical potential dependent static magnetic field are considered, reaching $1-2 \\times 10^{18}\\,G$ in the center of the star. Finally, the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov (TOV) equations are solved to obtain the mass-radius relation and population of the stars.

Gomes, R O; Vasconcellos, C A Z

2013-01-01

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QCD string breaking in strong magnetic field  

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At sufficiently large separation between a quark and an antiquark the quantum chromodynamics (QCD) string breaks into parts due to creation of light quark-antiquark pairs. We show that a background magnetic field affects the breaking of the QCD string oriented in the transverse directions with respect to the axis of the magnetic field. Using semiclassical approach we argue that above certain, the background magnetic field eB ?0.3 GeV2 breaking of the transverse string should become energetically unfavorable.

Chernodub, M. N.

2014-09-01

335

Magnetic field quality analysis using ANSYS  

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The design of superconducting magnets for particles accelerators requires a high quality of the magnetic field. This paper presents an ANSYS 4.4A Post 1 macro that computes the field quality performing a Fourier analysis of the magnetic field. The results show that the ANSYS solution converges toward the analytical solution and that the error on the multipole coefficients depends linearly on the square of the mesh size. This shows the good accuracy of ANSYS in computing the multipole coefficients. 2 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs

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Magnetic field effect on selective photoionization  

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The magnetic field effects on selective photoionization of the atoms of Lanthanides have been examined in a point of view of the enhancement of the efficiency of selective photoionization. The Zeeman shifts and the hyperfine structures have been calculated by the formulae approximated by LS coupling, and the electronic orbitals by the Hartree-Slater equation. The dependence of the energy levels on the magnetic field has been informed. The photoionization rate due to the polarized lights in a magnetic field has been evaluated. The variation of selection rules of the photoionization due to polarized lights, also, has been informed. (Author)

337

Minimal field requirement in precessional magnetization switching  

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We investigate the minimal field strength in precessional magnetization switching using the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation in under-critically damped systems. It is shown that precessional switching occurs when localized trajectories in phase space become unlocalized upon application of field pulses. By studying the evolution of the phase space, we obtain the analytical expression of the critical switching field in the limit of small damping for a magnetic object with biaxial anisotropy. We also calculate the switching times for the zero damping situation. We show that applying field along the medium axis is good for both small field and fast switching times.

Xiao, D; Niu, Q; Xiao, Di; Niu, Qian

2004-01-01

338

Magnetic fields of the terrestrial planets  

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The four terrestrial planets, together with the Earth's Moon, provide a significant range of conditions under which dynamo action could occur. All five bodies have been visited by spacecraft, and from three of the five bodies (Earth, Moon and Mars) we have samples of planetary material upon which paleomagnetic studies have been undertaken. At the present time, only the Earth and Mercury appear to have a significant dipole magnetic field. However, the Moon, and possibly Mars, appear to have had ancient planetary dynamos. Venus does not now have a significant planetary magnetic field, and the high surface temperatures should have prevented the recording of evidence of any ancient magnetic field. Since the solidification of the solid inner core is thought to be the energy source for the terrestrial magnetic field, and since smaller bodies evolve thermally more rapidly than larger bodies, we conjecture that the terrestrial planets are today in three different phases of magnetic activity. Venus is in a predynamo phase, not having cooled to the point of core solidification. Mercury and the Earth are in the middle of their dynamo phase, with Mercury perhaps near the end of its activity. Mars and the Moon seem to be well past their dynamo phase. Much needs to be done in the study of the magnetism of the terrestrial planets. We need to characterize the multipole harmonic structure of the Mercury magnetic field plus its secular variation, and we need to analyze returned samples to attempt to unfold the long-term history of Mercury's dynamo. We need to more thoroughly map the magnetism of the lunar surface and to analyze samples obtained from a wider area of the lunar surface. We need a more complete survey of the present Martian magnetic field and samples from a range of different ages of Martian surface material. Finally, a better characterization of the secular variation of the terrestrial magnetic field is needed in order to unfold the workings of the terrestrial dynamo.

Russell, C. T.

1993-01-01

339

Solar magnetic fields and convection. VII  

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The primordial field theory of solar magnetic fields whose three main features are, first, a permanent dipole-like magnetic field, second a mainly toroidal field formed by shearing and rolling into individual, helically twisted ropes as suggested by Babcock, and third a mechanism for reversing the toroidal field is reviewed. The theory explains numerous observational effects where the dynamo theory fails. (i) An active region forms when a rope section emerges and expands layer by layer to form a rotating arch filament system and then spots. Only a rope model explains the radial inflow of magnetic elements to build up a spot, as well as the spiral structure and other features pointed out by Babcock. (ii) The model explains umbral and penumbral structures, the Wilson depression, Evershed flow, the sunspot energy deficit and the very slow loss of flux fragments by some sunspots. (iii) The model is then extended to background magnetic fields to show that surface mangetic fields are like the uppermost branches of a magnetic 'tree' whose trunk is a flux rope. This explains unipolar magnetic regions, 'pepper and salt', and ephemeral active regions. Tension in the submerged flux submerged flux ropes accounts for the observed migrations of magnetic regions, active longitudes and magnetic longitudes. (iv) On a smaller scale spicules, mottles and other network elements are explained in terms of the tree structure. (v) the mechanism of reversal of the toroidal field system is expversal of the toroidal field system is explained and the manner of disposal of old toroidal fields. (vi) The basic error in the dynamo theory is discussed briefly. (Auth.)

340

The origin of large scale magnetic fields  

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Magnetic fields correlated on several kiloparsec scales are seen in spiral galaxies. Their origin could be due to the winding up of a primordial cosmological field or due to amplification of a small seed field by a turbulent galactic dynamo. Both options have difficulties: There is no known battery mechanism for producing the required primordial field. Equally the turbulent dynamo may self destruct before being able to produce the large scale field, due to excess generation ...

Subramanian, K.

1996-01-01

341

Tracing Magnetic Fields by Atomic Alignment in Extended Radiation Fields  

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Tracing magnetic fields is crucial as magnetic fields play an important role in many astrophysical processes. Earlier studies have demonstrated that Ground State Alignment (GSA) is a unique way to detect weak magnetic fields (1G> B> 1exp(-15)G) in diffuse media, they consider the situation when the pumping source is a point source, which applies when the star is very far away from the diffuse media. In this paper, we explore the GSA in the presence of extended radiation fields. For the radiation fields with a clear geometric structure, we consider the alignment in circumstellar medium, binary systems, disc, and Local Interstellar Medium (LISM). For the radiation fields with unidentified pumping sources, we apply the method of multipole expansion and discuss the GSA induced by each component. We demonstrate that for general radiation fields, it is adequate to consider the contribution from dipole and quadrupole radiation components. We find that in general polarization of absorption arizing from GSA coincides ...

Zhang, Heshou; Dong, Le

2014-01-01

342

Design of heliac vacuum magnetic fields  

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The design of vacuum magnetic fields for helical axis stellarators (HELIACS) is investigated. The aim is to produce realistic configurations possessing magnetic wells (for stability), favourable transform with low shear (to avoid resonant rational surfaces), and small variation of Q=?dl/B (to minimize parallel currents). An asymmetric toroidal domain whose boundary is assumed to be an outer magnetic surface is created by helically winding a poloidal cross-section about a circle. The magnetic scalar potential inside the domain is computed numerically and field-line integrations are performed in order to evaluate the field properties. The magnetic field is generated by skin currents flowing along the equipotential contours on the boundary. These currents are then discretized into a modular coil system, whose resulting magnetic field is compared with that of the corresponding continuum. Skin current configurations having a shallow well and favourable beta limitations and Q-variation are presented. Discretization of the skin current usually results in a magnetic field which preserves the transform and Q-variation, but with less favourable well properties. (author)

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The CMS Magnetic Field Map Performance  

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The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector designed to run at the highest luminosity at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Its distinctive featuresinclude a 4 T superconducting solenoid with 6 m diameter by 12.5 m long free bore, enclosed inside a 10000-ton return yoke made of construction steel. Accurate characterization of the magnetic field everywhere in the CMS detector is required. During two major tests of the CMS magnet the magnetic flux density was measured inside the coil in a cylinder of 3.448 m diameter and 7 m length with a specially designed field-mapping pneumatic machine as well as in 140 discrete regions of the CMS yoke with NMR probes, 3-D Hall sensors and flux-loops. A TOSCA 3-D model of the CMS magnet has been developed to describe the magnetic field everywhere outside the tracking volume measured with the field-mapping machine. A volume based representation of the magnetic field is used to provide the CMS simulation and reconstruction software with the magnetic field ...

Klyukhin, VI; Sarycheva, L I; Klyukhin, V I; Ball, A; Gaddi, A; Amapane, N; Gerwig, H; Andreev, V; Cure, B; Mulders, M; Loveless, R; Karimaki, V; Popescu, S; Herve, A

2010-01-01

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Magnetic Field Estimation Beyond 1/N Scaling  

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We propose an atomic magnetometer for which the field estimation uncertainty decreases faster than 1/N with the number of atoms N. Our procedure estimates the magnetic field by observing an optical probe field that is multi-passed through the atomic system during Larmor precession.

Partner, Heather L; Geremia, JM

2007-01-01

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Review: Magnetic fields of O stars  

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Since 2002, strong, organized magnetic fields have been firmly detected at the surfaces of about 10 Galactic O-type stars. In this paper I will review the characteristics of the inferred fields of individual stars, as well as the overall population. I will discuss the extension of the 'magnetic desert', first inferred among the A-type stars, to O stars up to 60 solar masses. I will discuss the interaction of the winds of the magnetic stars with the fields above their surfaces, generating complex 'dynamical magnetosphere' structures detected in optical and UV lines, and in X-ray lines and continuum. Finally, I will discuss the detection of a small number of variable O stars in the LMC and SMC that exhibit spectral characteristics analogous to the known Galactic magnetic stars, and that almost certainly represent the first known examples of extra-Galactic magnetic stars.

Wade, G A

2014-01-01

346

Magnetic fields interacting with nonlinear compressible convection  

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Two-dimensional numerical simulations are used to study fully compressible convection in the presence of an imposed magnetic field. Highly nonlinear flows are considered that span multiple density scale heights. The convection tends to sweep the initially uniform vertical magnetic field into concentrated flux sheets with significant magnetic pressures. These flux sheets are partially evacuated, and effects of buoyancy and Lorentz forces there can serve to suppress motions. The flux sheets can be surrounded by a sheath of descending flow. If the imposed magnetic field is sufficiently strong, the convection can become oscillatory. The unstably stratified fluid layer has an initial density ratio (bottom to top of layer) of 11. Surveys of solutions at fixed Rayleigh number sample Chandrasekhar numbers from 1 to 1000 and magnetic Prandtl numbers from 1/16 to 1. These nonlinear simulations utilize a two-dimensional numerical scheme based on a modified two-step Lax-Wendroff method.

Hulburt, Neal E.; Toomre, Juri

1988-01-01

347

Surface criticality in random field magnets  

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The boundary-induced scaling of three-dimensional random field Ising magnets is investigated close to the bulk critical point by exact combinatorial optimization methods. We measure several exponents describing surface criticality: $\\beta_1$ for the surface layer magnetization and the surface excess exponents for the magnetization and the specific heat, $\\beta_s$ and $\\alpha_s$. The latter ones are related to the bulk phase transition by the same scaling laws as in pure syst...

Laurson, L.; Alava, M. J.

2005-01-01

348

Observations of magnetic fields in hot stars  

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The presence of magnetic fields at the surfaces of many massive stars has been suspected for decades, to explain the observed properties and activity of OB stars. However, very few genuine high-mass stars had been identified as magnetic before the advent of a new generation of powerful spectropolarimeters that has resulted in a rapid burst of precise information about the magnetic properties of massive stars. During this talk, I will briefly review modern methods used to dia...

Petit, V.

2010-01-01

349

Magnetic monopoles and the survival of galactic magnetic fields  

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The most stringent, mass-independent limit on the flux of magnetic monopoles is based upon the survival of the galactic magnetic fields, the so-called ''Parker limit'': F-16 cm-2sr-1sec-1. We reexamine this limit, taking into account the monopole's mass and velocity distribution, and the observed structure of the galactic magnetic field. We derive flux limits which depend upon the monopole's mass and velocity, and the strength, coherence length, and regeneration time of the galactic magnetic field. The largest monopole flux consistent with both the survival of the galactic magnetic field and the bounds from the mass density contributed by monopoles is Fapprox. =10-12 cm-2sr-1sec-1, arising for monopoles of mass approx. =1019 GeV with velocity approx. =3 x 10-3c which cluster with the Galaxy. An observed flux greater than this would have profound implications for our understanding of the galactic magnetic field, and we briefly explore some exotic possibilities. Of course, this bound is not applicable to a local source (e.g., the Sun, atmospheric cosmic-ray production, etc.)

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Vlasov equation in the stochastic magnetic field  

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We investigate the Vlasov equation in the stochastic magnetic field as a stochastic Li ouville equation and derive the equation for the ensemble-averaged distribution function. The term resulting from the stochastic magnetic field has the derivatives with respect to both the velocity and the real space coordinates, which is a contrast to both the real space diffusion as seen in the guiding center picture and the velocity space diffusion as in the quasi-linear theory of the Vlasov equation including the electric field fluctuations. We find that this term retains the mass and energy conservation properties of the original Lorentz force due to the stochastic magnetic field and yields the additional force in the momentum equation. This additional force produced by the stochastic field gives the drift velocity which corresponds to the familiar real space diffusion of the guiding center in the stochastic field. The finite Larmor radius effect on the diffusion is also estimated. (author)

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Current Sheets in Stressed Coronal Magnetic Fields  

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The extrapolation of magnetic fields into the solar corona generally assumes that the fields are fully relaxed - all possible reconnection has occurred. This assumption is in conflict with the low magnetic diffusivity in the corona. I will present initial results on extrapolation based on stressed magnetic fields - those for which no reconnection has occurred. As an opposite extreme to traditional methods, stressed fields offer a different view of coronal fields. The locations of current sheets between flux systems are directly determined. Observational evidence of coronal reconnection can test the completeness of the extrapolation, as the field lines spanning flux systems must be in contact prior to reconnection. This work is supported by NASA SEC GI grant NAG5-13020.

Labonte, B. J.

2003-12-01

352

Magnetic fields in laser heated plasmas  

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With a fixed-ion code for the study of self-generated magentic fields in laser heated plasmas, the inhibition of thermal transport and the effect of the Nernst term are modeled for a KrF laser. For various values of the flux limiter, the response of a foil to a focused laser is calculated without a magnetic field and compared with the response calculated with a magnetic field. The results are: The Nernst term convects the magnetic field to densities above critical as found by Nishiguchi et al. (1984), but the field does not strongly inhibit transport into the foil. The field is also transported to sub-critical densities, where it inhibits thermal diffusion and enhance lateral transport by convection

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High-field superconducting nested coil magnet  

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Superconducting magnet, employed in conjunction with five types of superconducting cables in a nested solenoid configuration, produces total, central magnetic field strengths approaching 70 kG. The multiple coils permit maximum information on cable characteristics to be gathered from one test.

Laverick, C.; Lobell, G. M.

1970-01-01

354

MRS photodiode in strong magnetic field  

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The experimental results on the performance of the MRS (Metal/Resistor/Semiconductor) photodiode in the strong magnetic field of 4.4T, and the possible impact of the quench of the magnet at 4.5T on sensor's operation are reported.

Beznosko, D.; Blazey, G.; Dyshkant, A.; Francis, K.; Kubik, D.; Rykalin, V.; /Northern Illinois U.; Tartaglia, M.A.; /Fermilab; Zutshi, v.; /Northern Illinois U.

2004-12-01

355

Discontinuities in the magnetic field near Enceladus  

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The plasma interaction of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus generates a hemisphere coupling current system that directly connects the giant planet's northern and southern polar magnetosphere. Based on Cassini magnetometer observations from all 20 targeted Enceladus flybys between 2004 and 2014, we study the magnetic field discontinuities associated with these hemisphere coupling currents. We identify a total number of 11 events during which the magnetic field was discontinuous at the surface of the Enceladus flux tube (defined by the bundle of magnetic field lines tangential to the solid body of the moon). A minimum variance analysis is applied to calculate the surface normals of these discontinuities. In agreement with theoretical expectations, the normals are found to be perpendicular to the surface of the Enceladus flux tube. The variation of the hemisphere coupling currents with Enceladean longitude leaves a clear imprint in the strengths of the observed magnetic field jumps as well.

Simon, Sven; Saur, Joachim; Treeck, Shari C.; Kriegel, Hendrik; Dougherty, Michele K.

2014-05-01

356

Conformal anomaly and primordial magnetic fields  

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The conformal symmetry of the quantized electromagnetic field breaks down in curved space-time. We point out that this conformal anomaly is able to generate a sizable magnetic field during a phase of slow-roll inflation. Such primordial magnetism is characterized by the expectation value of the squared of the magnetic field for comoving observers, which at leading order in slow-roll takes the value $\\ =\\frac{8}{15(4\\pi)^2}\\, H^4\\epsilon$, where $\\epsilon$ is the standard slow-roll parameter. This result is insensitive to the intrinsic ambiguities of renormalization in curved space-times. The information in the quantum state gets diluted during inflation and does not affect the prediction. A primordial field of this strength is able to seed the observed cosmic magnetism.

Agullo, Ivan

2013-01-01

357

Revisiting holographic superconductor with Magnetic Fields  

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We study the effect of the bulk magnetic field (charge) on scalar condensation using an analytical approach of matching. An AdS-magnetized black hole solution has been used as a probe solution of normal phase of a strongly coupled condensed matter system on boundary. In the zero temperature limit of the black hole and infinite temperature, we show that there exists a critical magnetic field and so, the Meissner's effect presented. We compare this analytical result with our previous variational approach. By studying the different between heat capacities of the normal and superconducting phases near the critical point, we show that this thermodynamic quantity becomes divergent as the Rutgers formula predicted. Mathematical pole of Rutgers formula gives us a maximum for magnetic field which at this value, the system backs to the normal phase. In zero temperature we investigate exact series solutions of the field equations using an appropriate boundary conditions set. We show that conformal dimension is fixed by ...

Momeni, Davood

2014-01-01

358

A Topology for the Penumbral Magnetic Fields  

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We describe a scenario for the topology of the magnetic field in penumbrae that accounts for recent observations showing upflows, downflows, and reverse magnetic polarities. According to our conjecture, short narrow magnetic loops fill the penumbral photosphere. Flows along these arched field lines are responsible for both the Evershed effect and the convective transport. This scenario seems to be qualitatively consistent with most existing observations, including the dark cores in penumbral filaments reported by Scharmer et al. Each bright filament with dark core would be a system of two paired convective rolls with the dark core tracing the common lane where the plasma sinks down. The magnetic loops would have a hot footpoint in one of the bright filament and a cold footpoint in the dark core. The scenario fits in most of our theoretical prejudices (siphon flows along field lines, presence of overturning convection, drag of field lines by downdrafts, etc). If the conjecture turns out to be correct, the mild...

Almeida, J Sanchez

2009-01-01

359

Vacuum Birefringence in Strong Magnetic Fields  

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Table of Contents 1. One-loop effective Lagrangian in spinor QED. 2. Dispersion effects for low-frequency photons. 3. Vacuum birefringence in magnetic fields. 4. Light cone condition, effective Lagrangian approach.

Dittrich, Walter; Gies, Holger

1998-01-01

360

KEK effort for high field magnets  

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KEK has emphasized efforts to develop the RHQNb3Al superconductor and a sub-scale magnet reaching 13 T towards the HL-LHC upgrade in last years. In addition, relevant R&D regarding radiation resistance has been carried out. For higher field magnets beyond 15 T, HTS in combination with A15 superconductors should be one of baseline materials. However, all these superconductors are very sensitive to stress and strain and thorough understanding of behaviour is truly desired for realization of high field magnets. KEK has launched a new research subject on stress/strain sensitivity of HTS and A15 superconductors in collaboration with the neutron diffraction facility at J-PARC and High Field Laboratory in Tohoku University. Present activity for high field magnets at KEK is reported.

Nakamoto, T

2011-01-01

361

Ferroelectric Cathodes in Transverse Magnetic Fields  

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Experimental investigations of a planar ferroelectric cathode in a transverse magnetic field up to 3 kGs are presented. It is shown that the transverse magnetic field affects differently the operation of ferroelectric plasma cathodes in ''bright'' and ''dark'' modes in vacuum. In the ''bright'' mode, when the surface plasma is formed, the application of the transverse magnetic field leads to an increase of the surface plasma density. In the ''dark'' mode, the magnetic field inhibits the development of electron avalanches along the surface, as it does similarly in other kinds of surface discharges in the pre-breakdown mode.

Alexander Dunaevsky; Yevgeny Raitses; Nathaniel J. Fisch

2002-07-29

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ATLAS Barrel Toroid magnet reached nominal field  

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 On 9 November the barrel toroid magnet reached its nominal field of 4 teslas, with an electrical current of 21 000 amperes (21 kA) passing through the eight superconducting coils as shown on this graph

2006-01-01

363

Heat Capacity Measurements in Pulsed Magnetic Fields  

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The new NHMFL 60T quasi-continuous magnet produces a flat-top field for a period of 100 ms at 60 Tesla, and for longer time at lower fields, e.g. 0.5 s at 45 Tesla. We have developed for the first time the capability to measure heat capacity at very high magnetic fields in the NHMFL 60T quasi-continuous magnet at LANL, using a probe built out of various plastic materials. The field plateau allows us to utilize a heat-pulse method to obtain heat capacity data. Proof-of-principle heat capacity experiments were performed on a variety of correlated electron systems. Both magnet performance characteristics and physical properties of various materials studied hold out a promise of wide application of this new tool.

Jaime, M.; Movshovich, R.; Sarrao, J.L.; Kim, J.; Stewart, G.; Beyermann, W.P.; Canfield, P.C.

1998-10-23

364

A Holographic Bound on Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetic fields large enough to be observable are ubiquitous in astrophysics, even at extremely large length scales. This has led to the suggestion that such fields are seeded at very early (inflationary) times, and subsequently amplified by various processes involving, for example, dynamo effects. Many such mechanisms give rise to extremely large magnetic fields at the end of inflationary reheating, and therefore also during the quark-gluon plasma epoch of the early universe. Such plasmas have a well-known holographic description. We show that holography imposes an upper bound on the intensity of magnetic fields (scaled by the squared temperature) in these circumstances, and that the values expected in some models of cosmic magnetism come close to attaining that bound.

McInnes, Brett

2014-01-01

365

High magnetic field ?SR instrument scientific case  

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In order to gain more insight into the specific behavior of materials, it is often necessary to perform measurements as a function of different external parameters. Despite its high sensitivity to internal fields, this simple observation also applies for the ?SR technique. The most common parameter which can be tuned during an experiment is the sample temperature. By using a range of cryostats, temperatures between 0.02 and 900 K can be covered at the PSI ?SR Facility. On the other hand, and by using high-energy muons, pressures as high as 10'000 bars can nowadays be reached during ?SR experiments. As will be demonstrated in the following Sections, the magnetic field is an additional external parameter playing a fundamental role when studying the ground state properties of materials in condensed matter physics and chemistry. However, the availability of high magnetic fields for ?SR experiments is still rather limited. Hence, if on one hand the high value of the gyromagnetic ratio of the muon provides the high magnetic sensitivity of the method, on the other hand it can lead to very high muon-spin precession frequencies when performing measurements in applied fields (the muon-spin precession frequency in a field of 1 Tesla s 135.5 MHz). Consequently, the use of ultra-fast detectors and electronics is mandatory when measuring in magnetic fields exceeding 1 Tesla. If such fields are very intense when compared to the Earth magnetic field -4 Tesla), the energy associated with them is still modest in view of the thermal energy. Hence, the Zeeman energy splitting of a free electron in a magnetic field of 1 Tesla corresponds to a thermal energy as low as 0.67 Kelvin. It is worth mentioning that nowadays magnetic fields of the order of 10 to 15 Tesla are quite common in condensed matter laboratories and have opened up vast new exciting experimental possibilities. (author)

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Split-Field Magnet facility upgraded  

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The Split Field Magnet (SFM) was the largest spectrometer for particles from beam-beam collisions in the ISR. It could determine particle momenta in a large solid angle, but was designed mainly for the analysis of forward travelling particles.As the magnet was working on the ISR circulating beams, its magnetic field had to be such as to restore the correct proton orbit.The SFM, therefore, produced zero field at the crossing point and fields of opposite signs upstream and downstream of it and was completed by 2 large and 2 small compensator magnets. The gradient effects were corrected by magnetic channels equipped with movable flaps. The useful magnetic field volume was 28 m3, the induction in the median plane 1.14 T, the gap heigth 1.1 m, the length 10.5 m, the weight about 1000 ton. Concerning the detectors, the SFM was the first massive application of multiwire proportional chambers (about 70000 wires) which filled the main and the large compensator magnets. In 1976 an improved programme was started with tw...

1977-01-01

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Adaptable controller of magnetic field homogeneity  

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The electrical wiring is described of an adaptable controller of the magnetic field homogeneity. The controller is designed for search and maintenance of the optimal magnetic field homogeneity using a correction system. The system comprises an electronic voltage-to-frequency converter, a clock pulse generator, bidirectional counters, and digital-to-analog converters. The controller is especially suitable for use in NMR spectrometers. (J.B.)

368

Magnetic field effect in hybrid nanostructures  

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We examine the effect of the magnetic field on the proximity effect in nanostructures, self consistently using the Bogoliubov-deGennes formalism within the two dimensional extended Hubbard model. We calculate the local density of states and the pair amplitude. We study several nanostructures: superconductor - two dimensional electron gas, superconductor - ferromagnet. In these structures the magnetic field can be considered as a modulation parameter for the proximity effect.

Stefanakis, N

2004-01-01

369

Transverse quasilinear relaxation in inhomogeneous magnetic field  

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Transverse quasilinear relaxation of the cyclotron-Cherenkov instability in the inhomogeneous magnetic field of pulsar magnetospheres is considered. We find quasilinear states in which the kinetic cyclotron-Cherenkov instability of a beam propagating through strongly magnetized pair plasma is saturated by the force arising in the inhomogeneous field due to the conservation of the adiabatic invariant. The resulting wave intensities generally have nonpower law frequency depend...

Lyutikov, Maxim

1998-01-01

370

Euclidean resonance in a magnetic field  

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An analogy between Wigner resonant tunneling and tunneling across a static potential barrier in a static magnetic field is found. Whereas in the process of Wigner tunneling an electron encounters a classically allowed regions, where a discrete energy level coincides with its energy, in the magnetic field a potential barrier is a constant in the direction of tunneling. Along the tunneling path the certain regions are formed, where, in the classical language, the kinetic energ...

Ivlev, B.

2007-01-01

371

Charmonia and Bottomonia in a Magnetic Field  

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We study the effect of a static homogeneous external magnetic field on charmonium and bottomonium states. In an external magnetic field, quarkonium states do not have a conserved center-of-mass momentum. Instead there is a new conserved quantity called the pseudomomentum which takes into account the Lorentz force on the particles in the system. When written in terms of the pseudomomentum, the internal and center-of-mass motions do not decouple and, as a result, the propertie...

Alford, Jeremy; Strickland, Michael

2013-01-01

372

Polarization tensors in a strong magnetic field  

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The vacuum polarization tensor in strong external magnetic fields has been evaluated numerically for various strengths of magnetic fields and momenta of photons under the threshold of the $e^{\\pm}$ pair creation. The fitting formula has been obtained which reproduces the calculated results within 10 % of error. The proper time method is employed further to obtain the retarded polarization tensor for finite temperature plasmas.

Kohri, K.; Yamada, Shoichi

2001-01-01

373

Stability of Matter in Magnetic Fields  

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The proof of the stability of matter is three decades old, but the question of stability when arbitrarily large magnetic fields are taken into account was settled only recently. Even more recent is the solution to the question of the stability of relativistic matter when the electron motion is governed by the Dirac operator (together with Dirac's prescription of filling the ``negative energy sea"). When magnetic fields are included the question arises whether it is better to...

Lieb, Elliott

1996-01-01

374

Statistical analysis of magnetic-field spectra  

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We have calculated and statistically analyzed the magnetic-field spectrum (the B spectrum) at fixed electron Fermi energy for two quantum dot systems with classically chaotic shape. This problem arises naturally in transport measurements where the incoming electron has a fixed energy while one tunes the magnetic field to obtain resonance conductance patterns. The B spectrum, defined as the collection of values {Bi} at which conductance g(Bi) takes extremal values, is determined by a quadratic...

Guo, H.; Wang, J.

1998-01-01

375

Magnetic field dissipation in converging flows  

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Converging flows (e.g., gas accreting on to compact objects) are often ionized and magnetized. As the gas in these systems compresses towards smaller radii, flux conservation acts to intensify the magnetic field B, which can attain superequipartition values. (Throughout this paper, equipartition is meant to imply a comparison between the energy density in the field and that of the particles only, not including turbulence.) Since such a field probably cannot remain anchored in the gas, it is often assumed that the field intensity in excess of equipartition (i.e., Beq) is dissipated as heat, and that B therefore saturates at its Beq value -the so-called 'equipartition assumption'. In this paper we make an attempt at developing a model for magnetic field dissipation based on resistive magnetic tearing, in order to provide a more realistic means of determining the evolution of B in cases where the contribution to the spectrum from magnetic bremsstrahlung is important. We find that the violation of equipartition can vary in degree from large to small radii, and in either direction. Thus the spectrum predicted on the basis of the equipartition assumption is not always an adequate representation of the actual state of the system. However, several major shortcomings remain in our formulation. For example, our approach in this paper is to consider the turbulence as being initiated primarily by hydrodynamic processes. Arguing that the magnetic field is frozen into the highly ionized plasma, we therefore adopt a magnetic field spatial distribution that mirrors that of the gas. This may be valid Only when the field is subequipartition, for otherwise the turbulent cascade may be influenced primarily by magnetic dissipation, rather than the hydrodynamics

376

Helical magnetic fields via baryon asymmetry  

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There is strong observational evidence for the presence of large-scale magnetic fields MF in galaxies and clusters, with strength $\\sim \\mu$G and coherence lenght on the order of Kpc. However its origin remains as an outstanding problem. One of the possible explanations is that they have been generated in the early universe. Recently, it has been proposed that helical primordial magnetic fields PMFs, could be generated during the EW or QCD phase transitions, parity-violating...

Piratova, Eduard F.; Reyes, Edilson A.; Hortu?a, He?ctor J.

2014-01-01

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Magnetic field effect in hybrid nanostructures  

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We examine the effect of the magnetic field on the proximity effect in nanostructures, self consistently using the Bogoliubov-deGennes formalism within the two dimensional extended Hubbard model. We calculate the local density of states and the pair amplitude. We study several nanostructures: superconductor - two dimensional electron gas, superconductor - ferromagnet. In these structures the magnetic field can be considered as a modulation parameter for the proximity effect.

Stefanakis, N.

2003-01-01

378

Measurement of the magnetic field of the CDF magnet  

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An automatic field mapping device was constructed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), and was used to measure the field of the CDF solenoid magnet. The characteristics of the measuring device, the measurement procedure and the data are described. (orig.)

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Fully relativistic self-consistent field under a magnetic field.  

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We present a gauge-invariant implementation of the four-component Dirac-Hartree-Fock method for simulating the electronic structure of heavy element complexes in magnetic fields. The additional cost associated with the magnetic field is shown to be only 10-13% of that at zero field. The Dirac-Hartree-Fock wave function is constructed from gauge-including atomic orbitals. The so-called restricted magnetic balance is used to generate 2-spinor basis functions for the small component. The molecular integrals for the Coulomb and Gaunt interactions are computed using density fitting. Our efficient, parallel implementation allows for simulating the electronic structure of molecules containing more than 100 atoms with a few heavy elements under magnetic fields. PMID:25310527

Reynolds, Ryan D; Shiozaki, Toru

2014-10-13

380

Electric and magnetic fields and ecology  

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Much of the paper explains electric and magnetic fields and how power transfer takes place in overhead transmission lines. Calculations of electric fields at ground level are shown, and how man may be affected by such fields is discussed. The article draws on some of the many reviews of data on the biological and health effects of electric and magnetic fields and discusses the role of the National Radiological Protection Board's Advisory Group on Non-Ionizing Radiation. The findings of US and Swedish groups who studied the effects of overhead lines on farm animals and crops are mentioned

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In-plane magnetic field dependence of electric field-induced magnetization switching  

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Electric field-induced magnetization switching through magnetization precession is investigated as a function of in-plane component of external magnetic field for a CoFeB/MgO-based magnetic tunnel junction with perpendicular easy axis. The switching probability is an oscillatory function of the duration of voltage pulses and its magnitude and period depend on the magnitude of in-plane magnetic field. Experimental results are compared with simulated ones by using Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert-Langevin equation, and possible factors determining the probability are discussed.

Kanai, S.; Nakatani, Y.; Yamanouchi, M.; Ikeda, S.; Matsukura, F.; Ohno, H.

2013-08-01

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Plasma diffusion in a magnetic field  

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The effect of magnetic field on the diffusion of electrons has been studied in hydrogen, oxygen and air in the magnetic field varying 0 to 40 G within the range of pressure 0.25 to 1.6 torr. The diffusion current recorded in the direction perpendicular to the main discharge shows a sharp maximum and then gradually decreases at pressures lower than 800 mT for oxygen and air and 1250 mT for hydrogen with magnetic field. Beyond the pressure 800 mT for oxygen and air and 1250 mT for hydrogen, the diffusion current gradually decreases in the initial stage and then rapidly with the increase of the magnetic field without showing any maximum. Utilizing the diffusion current measured in the presence and the absence of magnetic field (H) the corresponding values of diffusion length (?) with or without magnetic field are determined, where pressure (P) is maintained as a parameter. ? linearity relation between ?2H/?2 and H2/P2 has been worked out in the light of our previous paper. It is shown that the aforesaid linearity relation remains valid for low values of H/P (2 is valid for small values of H/P. (author)

383

Power source device for poroidal magnetic field  

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Purpose: To eliminate external disturbances between power sources for poroidal magnetic fields and effectively prevent increase of the power source capacity. Constitution: Poroidal magnetic field power sources used for controlling the plasma cross sectional shape or controlling the plasma position involve a problem that external disturbances are applied for the poroidal magnetic field power sources with each other due to the induced voltage between plurality or poroidal magnetic field coils, or power source capacity is increased. The present invention dissolves this problem. That is, a plurality of circuits each comprising a poroidal magnetic field coil and a power source for supplying current thereto connected in series to each other are connected in parallel with each other. A common current return line is disposed to each of the circuits and a decoupling transformer is disposed to the circuit corresponding at least to a portion of the poroidal magnetic field coils for offsetting the mutual inductance between each of the coils. In this way, the induction voltage between the coils with each other can be offset by the decoupling through the transformer. (Kamimura, M.)

384

Mean-field quantum dynamics with magnetic fields  

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We consider a system of N bosons in three dimensions interacting through a mean-field Coulomb potential in an external magnetic field. For initially factorized states we show that the one-particle density matrix associated with the solution of the N-body Schroedinger equation converges to the projection onto the solution of the magnetic Hartree equation in trace norm and in energy as N??. Estimates on the rate of convergence are provided.

385

Master equations for pulsed magnetic fields: Application to magnetic molecules  

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We extend spin-lattice relaxation theory to incorporate the use of pulsed magnetic fields for probing the hysteresis effects and magnetization steps and plateaus exhibited, at low temperatures, by the dynamical magnetization of magnetic molecules. The main assumption made is that the lattice degrees of freedom equilibrate in times much shorter than both the experimental time scale (determined by the sweep rate) and the typical spin-lattice relaxation time. We first consider the isotropic case (a magnetic molecule with a ground state of spin S well separated from the excited levels and also the general isotropic Heisenberg-Hamiltonian where all energy levels are relevant) and then we include small off-diagonal terms in the spin Hamiltonian to take into account the Landau-Zener-Stückelberg (LZS) effect. In the first case, and for an S=1/2 magnetic molecule we arrive at the generalized Bloch equation recently used for the magnetic molecule {V6} in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 147204 (2005)]. An analogous equation is derived for the magnetization, at low temperatures, of antiferromagnetic ring systems. The LZS effect is discussed for magnetic molecules with a low spin ground state, for which we arrive at a very convenient set of equations that take into account the combined effects of LZS and thermal transitions. In particular, these equations explain the deviation from exact magnetization reversal at B?0 observed in {V6} . They also account for the small magnetization plateaus (“magnetic Foehn effect”), following the LZS steps that have been observed in several magnetic molecules. Finally, we discuss the role of the phonon bottleneck effect at low temperatures and specifically we indicate how this can give rise to a pronounced Foehn effect.

Rousochatzakis, Ioannis; Luban, Marshall

2005-10-01

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Frequency standard based on the octupole transition in 171Yb+  

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W present our results on the development of a new optical frequency standard based on the electric octupole (E3) transition 2S1/2(F=0) ? 2F7/2(F=3) of a single trapped laser-cooled 171Yb+ ion at 467 nm. In comparison with a previously realized optical frequency standard in 171Yb+ this E3 transition benefits from smaller systematic level shifts due to external fields and its negligible natural linewidth. Another important aspect of the new standard is its strong dependence on variations of the fine structure constant ?. A recently built probe laser system and the use of a new efficient repump scheme allows to observe Fourier transform-limited linewidths below 7 Hz and a resonant excitation probability of more than 90 %. We lock the probe laser frequency to the resonance signal of the E3 transition and use a real-time extrapolation scheme to eliminate the huge light shift induced by the probe field. The unperturbed transition frequency was measured by a comparison to a caesium fountain clock using a frequency comb generator. The resulting uncertainty was mainly limited by the systematic uncertainty of the fountain clock.

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Manipulation of molecular structures with magnetic fields  

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The present thesis deals with the use of magnetic fields as a handle to manipulate matter at a molecular level and as a tool to probe molecular properties or inter molecular interactions. The work consists of in situ optical studies of (polymer) liquid crystals and molecular aggregates in high magnetic fields up to 20T, together with a description of the methods and set-ups developed and the theoretical interpretations of the obtained results. Chapter 2 gives a general treatment of the magnet...

Boamfa, Marius Iosif

2003-01-01

388

Torsion, neutrinos, and intergalactic magnetic field  

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It is suggested that in the early universe neutrinos with magnetic moment M aligned to generate an ubiquitous magnetic field B. Their alignment was spurred by torsion. With an iterative procedure it was found a relation connecting M to B at any epoch. This result does not depend on the value of the initial torsion, all was needed is an initial torsion no matter how small. With M = 10-44 erg/gauss one finds B =10-9 gauss at the present epoch. This value explains the observed mean galactic magnetic field

389

Magnetic fields of non-degenerate stars  

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Magnetic fields are present in a wide variety of stars throughout the HR diagram and play a role at basically all evolutionary stages, from very-low-mass dwarfs to very massive stars, and from young star-forming molecular clouds and protostellar accretion discs to evolved giants/supergiants and magnetic white dwarfs/neutron stars. These fields range from a few microG (e.g., in molecular clouds) to TeraG and more (e.g., in magnetic neutron stars); in non-degenerate stars in p...

Donati, Jf; Landstreet, Jd

2009-01-01

390

On the origin of cosmological magnetic fields  

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It is shown that a plasma with temperature T sustains fluctuations of electromagnetic fields and particle density even if it is assumed to be in a thermal equilibrium. The level of fluctuations in the plasma for a given wavelength and frequency of electromagnetic fields is rigorously computed by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. A large zero frequency peak of electromagnetic fluctuations is discovered. We show that the energy contained in this peak is complementary to the energy ''lost'' by the plasma cutoff effect. The level of the zero frequency magnetic fields is computed as left-angle B2 right-angle 0/8? = 1/2?3 T(?p/c)3, where T and ?p are the temperature and plasma frequency. This is the theoretical minimum magnetic field strength, as no turbulence is assumed. The size of the fluctuations is ? ? (c/?p)(?/?)1/2, where ? and ? are the collision frequency and the frequency of magnetic fields oscillations. These results are not in contradiction with the conventional black-body radiation spectra but its extension, and as such, do not contradict the observed lack of structure in the cosmic microwave background. The level of these is computed Blambda = 9.4 x 10-7 (a/a0)-1/2 (?/1 cm)-3/2 Gauss, where a and a0 are the scale factors at time t and at present and ? the wavelength of magnetic fluctuations. h of magnetic fluctuations. Our computer particle simulation shows the support of the theory and in fact exhibits a peaking of the magnetic energy spectrum at zero frequency. The level of magnetic fields is significant at the early radiation epoch of the Universe. Implications of these magnetic fields in the early Universe are discussed

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Critical Magnetic Field Determination of Superconducting Materials  

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Superconducting RF technology is becoming more and more important. With some recent cavity test results showing close to or even higher than the critical magnetic field of 170-180 mT that had been considered a limit, it is very important to develop a way to correctly measure the critical magnetic field (H{sup RF}{sub c}) of superconductors in the RF regime. Using a 11.4 GHz, 50-MW, <1 {mu}s, pulsed power source and a TE013-like mode copper cavity, we have been measuring critical magnetic fields of superconductors for accelerator cavity applications. This device can eliminate both thermal and field emission effects due to a short pulse and no electric field at the sample surface. A model of the system is presented in this paper along with a discussion of preliminary experimental data.

Canabal, A.; Tajima, T.; /Los Alamos; Dolgashev, V.A.; Tantawi, S.G.; /SLAC; Yamamoto, T.; /Tsukuba, Natl. Res. Lab. Metrol.

2011-11-04

392

Magnetic Helicity and Large Scale Magnetic Fields: A Primer  

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Magnetic fields of laboratory, planetary, stellar, and galactic plasmas commonly exhibit significant order on large temporal or spatial scales compared to the otherwise random motions within the hosting system. Such ordered fields can be measured in the case of planets, stars, and galaxies, or inferred indirectly by the action of their dynamical influence, such as jets. Whether large scale fields are amplified in situ or a remnant from previous stages of an object's history ...

Blackman, Eric G.

2014-01-01

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Simulating magnetic fields in the Antennae galaxies  

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We present self-consistent high-resolution simulations of NGC4038/4039 (the "Antennae galaxies") including star formation, supernova feedback and magnetic fields performed with the N-body/SPH code Gadget, in which hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics are followed with the SPH method. We vary the initial magnetic field in the progenitor disks from 1 nG to 1 muG. At the time of the best match with the central region of the Antennae system the magnetic field has been amplified by compression and shear flows to an equilibrium field of approximately 10 muG, independent of the initial seed field. This simulations are a proof of the principle that galaxy mergers are efficient drivers for the cosmic evolution of magnetic fields. We present a detailed analysis of the magnetic field structure in the central overlap region. Simulated radio and polarization maps are in good morphological and quantitative agreement with the observations. In particular, the two cores with the highest synchrotron intensity and ridges of r...

Kotarba, H; Naab, T; Johansson, P H; Dolag, K; Lesch, H

2009-01-01

394

Superconductivity in Strong Magnetic Field (Greater Than Upper Critical Field)  

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The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, funded by the National Science Foundation and other US federal Agencies, has in recent years built a wide range of magnetic fields, DC 25 to 35 Tesla, short pulse 50 - 60 Tesla, and quasi-continuous 60 Tesla. Future plans are to push the frontiers to 45 Tesla DC and 70 to 100 Tesla pulse. This user facility, is open for national and international users, and creates an excellent tool for materials research (metals, semiconductors, superconductors, biological systems ..., etc). Here we present results of a systematic study of the upper critical field of a novel superconducting material which is considered a promising candidate for the search for superconductivity beyond Hc2 as proposed by several new theories. These theories predict that superconductors with low carrier density can reenter the superconducting phase beyond the conventional upper critical field Hc2. This negates the conventional thinking that superconductivity and magnetic fields are antagonistic

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Earth magnetic field effects on Swarm electric field instrument  

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Earth magnetic field effects on the particle sensors carried by the Swarm satellites are investigated using particle in cell (PIC) and test-particle modelling. In the reference frame of the spacecraft in which plasma flows at relative velocity v?, Earth magnetic field leads to an ambient electric field E?=-v?×B?, which affects the shape of particle distribution functions at the particle sensors. This in turn impacts the distribution of particle fluxes on the microchannel plate (MCP) in the ram face mounted thermal ion imagers (TIIs). Shifts in the centroid of these distributions depend on the direction and magnitude of the local magnetic field and, as such, are expected to vary periodically along the spacecraft orbit. The magnitude of these shifts is estimated quantitatively, and the effect of their variation on the calibration and interpretation of the electric field instrument (EFI) are also discussed.

Rehman, S.; Burchill, J.; Eriksson, A.; Marchand, R.

2012-12-01

396

The Magnetic Field of Solar Spicules  

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Determining the magnetic field of solar spicules is vital for developing adequate models of these plasma jets, which are thought to play a key role in the thermal, dynamic, and magnetic structure of the chromosphere. Here we report on magnetic spicule properties in a very quiet region of the off-limb solar atmosphere, as inferred from new spectropolarimetric observations in the HeI 10830 A triplet. We have used a novel inversion code for Stokes profiles caused by the joint action of atomic level polarization and the Hanle and Zeeman effects (HAZEL) to interpret the observations. Magnetic fields as strong as 40G were unambiguously detected in a very localized area of the slit, which may represent a possible lower value of the field strength of organized network spicules.

Centeno, R; Ramos, A Asensio

2009-01-01

397

Coronal magnetic fields and energetic particles  

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The influence of the detailed configuration of the coronal magnetic fields below 2.5 R/sub solar mass/ on the characteristics of solar energetic particle emission is investigated. Particles are followed in the ambient magnetic field from their injection above a flare until they either impact on the photosphere, escape into interplanetary space, or mirror at some distant location in the corona. Calculations are applied to 46 flares of reported importance greater than 2+ which occurred in the period 1959 to 1971. Possible differences in the ambient magnetic field configurations between proton and nonproton flares are examined. It is concluded that particle storage in high magnetic arches cannot account for the long duration (1 to 50 days) of particles with energies less than 10 MeV at 1 AU. Such particles must be generated by a continuously--operating acceleration mechanism. (U.S.)

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Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System  

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Magnetic field response sensors designed as passive inductor- capacit or circuits produce magnetic field responses whose harmonic frequenci es correspond to states of physical properties for which the sensors measure. Power to the sensing element is acquired using Faraday induc tion. A radio frequency antenna produces the time varying magnetic fi eld used for powering the sensor, as well as receiving the magnetic field response of the sensor. An interrogation architecture for disce rning changes in sensor's response frequency, resistance and amplitud e is integral to the method thus enabling a variety of measurements. Multiple sensors can be interrogated using this method, thus eliminat ing the need to have a data acquisition channel dedicated to each se nsor. The method does not require the sensors to be in proximity to a ny form of acquisition hardware. A vast array of sensors can be used as interchangeable parts in an overall sensing system.

Woodward, Stanley E. (Inventor); Taylor, Bryant D. (Inventor)

2007-01-01

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Magnetic field dependence of plasma relaxation times  

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A previously derived Fokker-Planck collision integral for an electron plasma in a dc magnetic field is examined in the limit in which the Debye length is greater than the thermal gyroradius, which is in turn greater than the mean distance of closest approach. It is demonstrated that the collision integral can be satisfactorily approximated by the classical Landau value (which ignores the presence of a dc magnetic field) if the following replacement is made: In the Coulomb logarithm, the Debye length is replaced by the gyroradius. This induces a fundamental logarithmic dependence on magnetic field in the relaxation times. Numerical comparison of the asymptotic approximations with the previously derived exact results is made, and good agreement is found. The simplification this introduces into the description of collision processes in magnetized plasma is considerable.

Montgomery, D.; Joyce, G.; Turner, L.

1974-01-01

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Probing strong magnetic fields with cyclotron lines  

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The physics of accretion of X-ray pulsars are dominated by very strong magnetic fields of of the order of 1012 Gauss. The only direct measure of these magnetic fields is the spectral analysis of cyclotron resonance scattering features (CRSFs). Electron CRSFs can form as broad harmonic absorption features in the keV regime when X- ray photons resonantly scatter with quantized electrons in the strongly magnetized accretion plasma. Recently, also the detection of proton CRSFs for magnetars has been claimed, rendering the basic understanding of the formation of CRSFs an important factor also for another class of fascinating extreme objects. In both cases, the line positions are directly linked to the magnetic field strength of the neutron star. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we perform a detailed study of the line shapes and positions of electron cyclotron lines of accreting neutron stars. These are indicators not only of the magnetic field strength but also give insight into the geometry of accretion, the structure of the magnetic field and gravitational effects around the compact object. For the first time ever, we have build a simulation based XSPEC model application to quantitatively compare our theoretical results to real observed source data. Recent results and their meaning for the physical picture of accreting X-ray pulsars from a comparison of the Monte Carlo Model to a set of sources are presented.

Schönherr, Gabriele; Wilms, Jörn; Kretschmar, Peter; Kreykenbohm, Ingo; Pottschmidt, Katja; Suchy, Slawo; Rothschild, Rick; Caballero, Isabel

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Upper critical magnetic field of superconducting films with magnetic impurities  

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We have measured the upper critical magnetic field, H/sub c2/(T), of In-Mn and Pb-Mn alloy films. H/sub c2/ was determined from the resistance of the films. The results were compared with the theory of Fulde and Maki. This theory assumes that the electron-phonon coupling is weak, and that the interaction between the impurity spins and the conduction electron spins is weak. The theory predicts that the pair-breaking effect of the magnetic impurities is temperature-independent, and that the pair-breaking effects of the magnetic impurities and the applied magnetic field are additive. Furthermore, it predicts explicitly the temperature dependence of H/sub c2/. The temperature dependence of H/sub c2/ for the In-Mn alloy films is well described by the Fulde-Maki theory, despite the moderately strong electron-phonon coupling and the strong interaction between the impurity spins and the conduction electron spins. The temperature dependence of H/sub c2/ for the Pb-Mn alloy films is not well described by the Fulde-Maki theory, probably due to the strong electron-phonon coupling in Pb. However, even without a quantitatively correct theory, one can conclude from the Pb-Mn data that the pair-breaking effect of the magnetic impurities is temperature independent, and that the pair-breaking effects of the magnetic impurities and the applied magnetic field are additive. For some of the Pb-Mn alloy films, there was a region of positive curvature in H/sub c2/(T) near the zero-field trane in H/sub c2/(T) near the zero-field transition temperature. This positive curvature is not understood

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Magnetizing a complex plasma without a magnetic field.  

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We propose and demonstrate a concept that mimics the magnetization of the heavy dust particles in a complex plasma while leaving the properties of the light species practically unaffected. It makes use of the frictional coupling between a complex plasma and the neutral gas, which allows us to transfer angular momentum from a rotating gas column to a well-controlled rotation of the dust cloud. This induces a Coriolis force that acts exactly as the Lorentz force in a magnetic field. Experimental normal mode measurements for a small dust cluster with four particles show excellent agreement with theoretical predictions for a magnetized plasma. PMID:23102318

Kählert, H; Carstensen, J; Bonitz, M; Löwen, H; Greiner, F; Piel, A

2012-10-12

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Magnetizing a complex plasma without a magnetic field  

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We propose and demonstrate a concept that mimics the magnetization of the heavy dust particles in a complex plasma while leaving the properties of the light species practically unaffected. It makes use of the frictional coupling between a complex plasma and the neutral gas, which allows to transfer angular momentum from a rotating gas column to a well-controlled rotation of the dust cloud. This induces a Coriolis force that acts exactly as the Lorentz force in a magnetic field. Experimental normal mode measurements for a small dust cluster with four particles show excellent agreement with theoretical predictions for a magnetized plasma.

Kählert, H; Bonitz, M; Löwen, H; Greiner, F; Piel, A

2012-01-01

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Tailoring magnetic field gradient design to magnet cryostat geometry.  

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Eddy currents induced within a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cryostat bore during pulsing of gradient coils can be applied constructively together with the gradient currents that generate them, to obtain good quality gradient uniformities within a specified imaging volume over time. This can be achieved by simultaneously optimizing the spatial distribution and temporal pre-emphasis of the gradient coil current, to account for the spatial and temporal variation of the secondary magnetic fields due to the induced eddy currents. This method allows the tailored design of gradient coil/magnet configurations and consequent engineering trade-offs. To compute the transient eddy currents within a realistic cryostat vessel, a low-frequency finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method using total-field scattered-field (TFSF) scheme has been performed and validated. PMID:17945575

Trakic, A; Liu, F; Lopez, H S; Wang, H; Crozier, S

2006-01-01

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Strongly interacting matter in magnetic fields  

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Provides a first coherent and introductory account of this new topic. Edited and Authored by leading researchers in the field. Suitable as both self-study text and advanced course material for graduate courses, thematic schools and seminars. The physics of strongly interacting matter in an external magnetic field is presently emerging as a topic of great cross-disciplinary interest for particle, nuclear, astro- and condensed matter physicists. It is known that strong magnetic fields are created in heavy ion collisions, an insight that has made it possible to study a variety of surprising and intriguing phenomena that emerge from the interplay of quantum anomalies, the topology of non-Abelian gauge fields, and the magnetic field. In particular, the non-trivial topological configurations of the gluon field induce a non-dissipative electric current in the presence of a magnetic field. These phenomena have led to an extended formulation of relativistic hydrodynamics, called chiral magnetohydrodynamics. Hitherto unexpected applications in condensed matter physics include graphene and topological insulators. Other fields of application include astrophysics, where strong magnetic fields exist in magnetars and pulsars. Last but not least, an important new theoretical tool that will be revisited and which made much of the progress surveyed in this book possible is the holographic principle - the correspondence between quantum field theory and gravity in extra dimensions. Editeory and gravity in extra dimensions. Edited and authored by the pioneers and leading experts in this newly emerging field, this book offers a valuable resource for a broad community of physicists and graduate students.

406

Galactic magnetic fields and hierarchical galaxy formation  

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A framework is introduced for coupling the evolution of galactic magnetic fields sustained by the mean-field dynamo with the formation and evolution of galaxies in the cold dark matter cosmology. Estimates of the steady-state strength of the large-scale and turbulence magnetic fields from mean-field and fluctuation dynamo models are used together with galaxy properties predicted by semi-analytic models of galaxy formation for a population of spiral galaxies. We find that the field strength is mostly controlled by the evolving gas content of the galaxies. Thus, because of the differences in the implementation of the star formation law, feedback from supernovae and ram-pressure stripping, each of the galaxy formation models considered predicts a distribution of field strengths with unique features. The most prominent of them is the difference in typical magnetic fields strengths obtained for the satellite and central galaxies populations as well as the typical strength of the large-scale magnetic field in galax...

Rodrigues, Luiz Felippe S; Fletcher, Andrew; Baugh, Carlton

2015-01-01

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Passive magnetic shielding in static gradient fields  

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The effect of passive magnetic shielding on dc magnetic field gradients imposed by both external and internal sources is studied for two idealized shield models: concentric spherical and infinitely-long cylindrical shells of linear material. It is found that higher-order multipoles of an externally applied magnetic field are always shielded progressively better for either geometry by a factor related to the order of the multipole. In regard to the design of internal coil systems, we determine reaction factors for the general multipole field and provide examples of how one can take advantage of the coupling of the coils to the innermost shell to optimize the uniformity of the field. Furthermore, we provide formulae relevant to active magnetic compensation systems which attempt to stabilize the interior fields by sensing and cancelling the exterior fields close to the outermost shell. Overall this work provides a comprehensive framework that is useful for the analysis and optimization of dc magnetic shields, serving as a theoretical and conceptual design guide as well as a starting point and benchmark for finite-element analysis.

Bidinosti, C. P.; Martin, J. W.

2014-04-01

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Passive magnetic shielding in static gradient fields  

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Full Text Available The effect of passive magnetic shielding on dc magnetic field gradients imposed by both external and internal sources is studied for two idealized shield models: concentric spherical and infinitely-long cylindrical shells of linear material. It is found that higher-order multipoles of an externally applied magnetic field are always shielded progressively better for either geometry by a factor related to the order of the multipole. In regard to the design of internal coil systems, we determine reaction factors for the general multipole field and provide examples of how one can take advantage of the coupling of the coils to the innermost shell to optimize the uniformity of the field. Furthermore, we provide formulae relevant to active magnetic compensation systems which attempt to stabilize the interior fields by sensing and cancelling the exterior fields close to the outermost shell. Overall this work provides a comprehensive framework that is useful for the analysis and optimization of dc magnetic shields, serving as a theoretical and conceptual design guide as well as a starting point and benchmark for finite-element analysis.

C. P. Bidinosti

2014-04-01

409

DC-magnetic field vector measurement  

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A magnetometer experiment was designed to determine the local magnetic field by measuring the total of the Earth's magnetic field and that of an unknown spacecraft. The measured field vector components are available to all onboard experiments via the Spacelab command and data management system. The experiment consists of two parts, an electronic box and the magnetic field sensor. The sensor includes three independent measuring flux-gate magnetometers, each measuring one component. The physical background is the nonlinearity of the B-H curve of a ferrite material. Two coils wound around a ferrite rod are necessary. One of them, a tank coil, pumps the ferrite rod at approximately 20 kilohertz. As a consequence of the nonlinearity, many harmonics can be produced. The second coil (i.e., the detection coil) resonates to the first harmonic. If an unknown dc or low-frequency magnetic field exists, the amplitude of the first harmonic is a measure for the unknown magnetic field. The voltages detected by the sensors are to be digitized and transferred to the command and data management system.

Schmidt, R.

1981-01-01

410

Magnetic Fields on the Surface of the Sun  

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This is a lesson about magnetism in solar flares. Learners will map magnetic fields around bar magnets and investigate how this configuration relates to magnetic fields of sunspots. This activity requires compasses, bar magnets, and a equipment for the instructor to project a PowerPoint or pdf lecture presentation. This is Activity 1 in the Exploring Magnetism in Solar Flares teachers guide.

411

Plasma heating in a variable magnetic field  

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The problem of particle acceleration in a periodically variable magnetic field that either takes a zero value or passes through zero is considered. It is shown that, each time the field [0]passes through zero, the particle energy increases abruptly. This process can be regarded as heating in the course of which plasma particles acquire significant energy within one field period. This mechanism of plasma heating takes place in the absence of collisions between plasma particles and is analogous to the mechanism of magnetic pumping in collisional plasma considered by Alfvén.

412

Heavy fermions in high magnetic fields  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) has established major new facilities at LANL. This project sought to explore some exciting new problems in condensed matter physics that could be studied using these facilities. We studied the behavior of heavy-fermion compounds in high-magnetic fields. The unusual properties of these materials are governed by small energy scales arising from strong many-body correlations, demonstrating that the fields that can be achieved in the NHMFL can be used to probe these correlations.

Trugman, S.; Bedell, K.; Bonca, J.; Gulacsi, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Yu, C. [California Univ., Irvine, CA (United States)

1996-05-01

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Opening the cusp. [using magnetic field topology  

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This paper discusses the magnetic field topology (determined by the superposition of dipole, image, and uniform fields) for mapping the cusp to the ionosphere. The model results are compared to both new and published observations and are then used to map the footprint of a flux transfer event caused by a time variation in the merging rate. It is shown that the cusp geometry distorts the field lines mapped from the magnetopause to yield footprints with dawn and dusk protrusions into the region of closed magnetic flux.

Crooker, N. U.; Toffoletto, F. R.; Gussenhoven, M. S.

1991-01-01

414

Magnetic charges in local field theory  

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Novel Lagrangians are discussed in which (non-abelian) electric and magnetic gauge fields appear on a par. To ensure that these Lagrangians describe the correct number of degrees of freedom, tensor gauge fields are included with corresponding gauge symmetries. Non-abelian gauge symmetries that involve both the electric and the magnetic gauge fields can then be realized at the level of a single gauge invariant Lagrangian, without the need of performing duality transformations prior to introducing the gauge couplings. The approach adopted, which was initially developed for gaugings of maximal supergravity, is particularly suited for the study of flux compactifications. (orig.)

Wit, B. de [Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands). Inst. for Theoretical Physics and Spinoza Inst.; Samtleben, H. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Trigiante, M. [Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Dept. of Physics

2005-08-01

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Magnetic charges in local field theory  

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Novel lagrangians are discussed in which (non-abelian) electric and magnetic gauge fields appear on a par. To ensure that these lagrangians describe the correct number of degrees of freedom, tensor gauge fields are included with corresponding gauge symmetries. Non-abelian gauge symmetries that involve both the electric and the magnetic gauge fields can then be realized at the level of a single gauge invariant Lagrangian, without the need of performing duality transformations prior to introducing the gauge couplings. The approach adopted, which was initially developed for gaugings of maximal supergravity, is particularly suited for the study of flux compactifications.

Wit, Bernard de [Institute for Theoretical Physics and Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University, Postbus 80.195, NL-3508 TD Utrecht (Netherlands); Samtleben, Henning [II. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik der Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg (Germany); Trigiante, Mario [Dept. of Physics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I-10129 Torino (Italy)

2005-09-01

416

Heavy fermions in high magnetic fields  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) has established major new facilities at LANL. This project sought to explore some exciting new problems in condensed matter physics that could be studied using these facilities. We studied the behavior of heavy-fermion compounds in high-magnetic fields. The unusual properties of these materials are governed by small energy scales arising from strong many-body correlations, demonstrating that the fields that can be achieved in the NHMFL can be used to probe these correlations

417

Estimate of the primordial magnetic field helicity.  

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Electroweak baryogenesis proceeds via changes in the non-Abelian Chern-Simons number. It is argued that these changes generate a primordial magnetic field with left-handed helicity. The helicity density of the primordial magnetic field today is then estimated to be given by approximately 10(2)n(b), where n(b) approximately 10(-6)/cm(3) is the present cosmological baryon number density. With certain assumptions about the inverse cascade we find that the field strength at recombination is approximately 10(-13) G on a comoving coherence scale approximately 0.1 pc. PMID:11736556

Vachaspati, T

2001-12-17

418

Time varying magnetic fields and dosimetric principles  

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The appropriate dosimetric quantity which represents the physical processes that are closely linked to the biological effect of time-varying magnetic fields is the induced electric field strength at the cellular level in the living tissue or - connected with the specific conductivity of the medium - the induced eddy current density. By comparing the current densities, it may be possible to predict effects in human beings from those found in studies on animals and isolated cells. In this context, it is irrelevant whether the current density surrounding a cell is introduced into the body through electrodes or induced in the body by external magnetic fields

419

Jets, magnetic fields and the central engine  

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Reviewing recent observations of jets unconfined by external pressure, the author suggests that self-confinement may be common. This requires current-carrying jets with helical magnetic fields. Such beams occur in the laboratory, in lightning, and in the Crab Nebula, where currents are apparently carried over distances greater than a light year. Self-confined jets require a significant torodial magnetic field emerging from the nozzle. The author suggests that the parallel/azimuthal magnetic field ratio may be the crucial nozzle parameter, causing asymmetries. Helical field configurations have remarkable stability properties and can evolve naturally as synchrotron losses in the jet lead to minimizing Lorentz forces. Current-carrying jets may provide a valuable clue to the physics of the central source. (Auth.)

420

Electric breakdown potentials under longitudinal magnetic fields  

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A study of a DC ionization potential with longitudinal magnetic fields in a parallel plate configuration is presented. A variation of the well known Paschen curve is studied for two different separation distances (2.0 and 6.7 cm) between the electrodes; more than orders of magnitude in pressures (1.4 x 10-2 to 40 mbar); and magnetic fields up to 250 Gauss. The differences between the curves with and without B field are explained by the fluid model only by means of perpendicular mobility (?) and diffusion (D) coefficients, cyclotron frequencies (?)c), Larmor radii (r-L) and collision frequencies v=?-1 with neutrals, independently of whether they produce ionization or not. Some inversions or crossings of the electric behavior between the right and left branch of different modified Paschen curves are due to the increasing collision frequencies and anomalous coefficients producing lower ionization potentials than the established ones in the absence of magnetic fields. (author)

421

Assessment of inhomogeneous ELF magnetic field exposures  

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In daily life as well as at workplaces, exposures to inhomogeneous magnetic fields become very frequent. This makes easily applicable compliance assessment methods increasingly important. Reference levels have been defined linking basic restrictions to levels of homogeneous fields at worst-case exposure conditions. If reference levels are met, compliance with basic restrictions can be assumed. If not, further investigations could still prove compliance. Because of the lower induction efficiency, inhomogeneous magnetic fields such as from electric appliances could be allowed exceeding reference levels. To easily assess inhomogeneous magnetic fields, a quick and flexible multi-step assessment procedure is proposed. On the basis of simulations with numerical, anatomical human models reference factors were calculated elevating reference levels to link hot-spot values measured at source surfaces to basic limits and allowing accounting for different source distance, size, orientation and position. Compliance rules are proposed minimising assessment efforts. (authors)

422

Poloidal Magnetic Fields In Superconducting Neutron Stars  

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We develop the formalism for computing the magnetic field within an axisymmetric neutron star with a strong Type II superconductor core surrounded by a normal conductor. The formalism takes full account of the constraints imposed by hydrostatic equilibrium with a barotropic equation of state. We specialize to purely poloidal magnetic fields and develop the "most dipolar case" for which we find that the surface field strength is $\\simeq H_b\\epsilon_b/3\\simeq 3\\times 10^{12}$ G, where $H_b$ is the magnetic field at the outer edge of the core and $\\epsilon_b R$ is the thickness of the normal shell. This value only depends on the equation of state of nuclear matter. We also find that the quadrupolar distortion of the star is $\\sim 10^{-9}$.

Henriksson, K T

2012-01-01

423

Magnetic Fields at the Center of Coils  

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In this note we synthesize and extend expressions for the magnetic field at the center of very short and very long current-carrying coils. Elementary physics textbooks present the following equation for the magnetic field inside a very long current-carrying coil (solenoid): Bsol=?0(N/L)I, (1) where I is the current, N the number of windings, and L the coil length. It is obtained directly from Ampère's law, ignores end effects (hence it assumes an infinite coil), and is valid over the entire cross-section of the coil. The field is in the axial direction and it follows the right-hand rule convention. For N superposed loops of radius R each carrying current I, the multi-loop magnetic field at the center is given by Bml=?0(N/2 R) I. (2)

Binder, Philippe; Hui, Kaleonui; Goldman, Jesse

2014-12-01

424

Anomalous electron trapping by localized magnetic fields  

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We consider an electron with an anomalous magnetic moment g>2 confined to a plane and interacting with a non-zero magnetic field B perpendicular to the plane. We show that if B has compact support and the magnetic flux in natural units is F?0, the corresponding Pauli Hamiltonian has at least 1+[F] bound states, without making any assumptions about the field profile. Furthermore, in the zero-flux case there is a pair of bound states with opposite spin orientations. Using a Birman-Schwinger technique, we extend the last claim to a weak rotationally symmetric field with B(r)=O(?-?-?), thus correcting a recent result. Finally, we show that under mild regularity assumptions existence of the bound states can also be proved for non-symmetric fields with tails. (author)

425

Anomalous electron trapping by localized magnetic fields  

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We consider an electron with an anomalous magnetic moment g>2 confined to a plane and interacting with a non-zero magnetic field B perpendicular to the plane. We show that if B has compact support and the magnetic flux in natural units is F{>=}0, the corresponding Pauli Hamiltonian has at least 1+[F] bound states, without making any assumptions about the field profile. Furthermore, in the zero-flux case there is a pair of bound states with opposite spin orientations. Using a Birman-Schwinger technique, we extend the last claim to a weak rotationally symmetric field with B(r)=O({nabla}{sup -{epsilon}}{sup -{delta}}), thus correcting a recent result. Finally, we show that under mild regularity assumptions existence of the bound states can also be proved for non-symmetric fields with tails. (author)

Bentosela, F.; Zagrebnov, V.A. [Centre de Physique Theorique, CNRS - Luminy, Marseille (France); Universite de la Mediterranee - Luminy, Marseille (France); Cavalcanti, R.M. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Exner, P. [Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences, Rez (Czech Republic); Doppler Institute, Czech Technical University, Prague (Czech Republic)

1999-04-23

426

Stabilizing textures with magnetic fields  

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The best-known way of stabilizing textures is by Skyrme-like terms, but another possibility is to use gauge fields. The semilocal vortex may be viewed as an example of this, in two spatial dimensions. In three dimensions, however, the idea (in its simplest form) does not work -- the link between the gauge field and the scalar field is not strong enough to prevent the texture from collapsing. Modifying the |D Phi|^2 term in the Lagrangian (essentially by changing the metric o...

Ward, R. S.

2002-01-01

427

Conversion of free magnetic polaron into vortex lattice in diluted magnetic semiconductors in quantizing magnetic fields  

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We show that in strong (quantizing) magnetic fields "ordinary" free magnetic polaron in diluted magnetic semiconductors (of type $A^2MeB^6$, where Me=Fe, Mn) exists in the form of vortex lattice quite similar to that in type II superconductors (Abricosov vortex lattice). The region of external parameters (like external magnetic field and temperature), where such lattice exists, is determined from the condition that lattice dimension is less or equal to polaron localization r...

Stephanovich, V. A.

2000-01-01

428

Nonrelativistic Fermions in Magnetic Fields a Quantum Field Theory Approach  

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The statistical mechanics of nonrelativistic fermions in a constant magnetic field is considered from the quantum field theory point of view. The fermionic determinant is computed using a general procedure that contains all possible regularizations. The nonrelativistic grand-potential can be expressed in terms polylogarithm functions, whereas the partition function in 2+1 dimensions and vanishing chemical potential can be compactly written in terms of the Dedekind eta function. The strong and weak magnetic fields limits are easily studied in the latter case by using the duality properties of the Dedekind function.

Espinosa, Olivier R; Lepe, S; Méndez, F

2001-01-01

429

Trapped field recovery of bulk superconductor magnets by static field magnetization  

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A series of initial trapped fields after ZFC or FC magnetization are used to simulate the attenuated trapped field. It is possible and easy to recover the lost trapped field and regain the best trapped field performance as before. In the re-magnetization process, the initial magnetic flux inside the bulk magnets will help to recover the trapped field. The optimum recovery field is recommended to be 2.5 times the saturation field of the bulk at LN2 temperature. Thanks to the trapped field of bulk high-temperature superconductors, they can be used as field-pole magnets in the high temperature superconducting (HTS) rotating machines. For example, an output power of 10 kW at 720 rpm was realized by an average trapped field of 0.56 T of eight melt-textured GdBa2Cu3Oy (Gd-123) bulks at liquid nitrogen temperature in TUMSAT in 2004. Similarly to the HTS machines involving 1G or 2G wires, the trapped field of the bulk is possibly sensitive and even can be attenuated by the AC component field during the operation. Hence, it is necessary to recover the trapped field once being decreased to some extent in the practical application. From this point, we have investigated the trapped field recovery of HTS bulk magnets by static field magnetization in the paper. A series of different initial trapped fields after zero-field-cooling or field-cooling magnetization are used to simulate the attenuated trapped field. By comparing the trapped field peak andd. By comparing the trapped field peak and its distribution, the trapped field was found to be able to recover by the static field magnetization method with a stronger excitation field and the initial trapped flux inside the bulk also has an influence on the recovery process. The optimum recovery field was found to be about 2.5 times the saturated trapped field of the bulk at liquid nitrogen temperature, by which the bulk can regain the former best trapped field performance.

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Near-Zero-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance  

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We investigate nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in near zero field, where the Zeeman interaction can be treated as a perturbation to the electron mediated scalar interaction (J coupling). This is in stark contrast to the high-field case, where heteronuclear J couplings are normally treated as a small perturbation. We show that the presence of very small magnetic fields results in splitting of the zero-field NMR lines, imparting considerable additional information to the pure zero-field spectra. Experimental results are in good agreement with first-order perturbation theory and with full numerical simulation when perturbation theory breaks down. We present simple rules for understanding the splitting patterns in near-zero-field NMR, which can be applied to molecules with nontrivial spectra.

Ledbetter, M. P.; Theis, T.; Blanchard, J. W.; Ring, H.; Ganssle, P.; Appelt, S.; Blümich, B.; Pines, A.; Budker, D.

2011-09-01

431

Magnetic field generation in the Galaxy disk  

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The process of the large-scale Galaxy magnetic field generation is determined by the values of two dimensionless dynamo numbers. The rotation curve of the Galaxy is used. The radial variations of the ionized gas layer thickness and a characteristic velocity of turbulent motions are taken into account. The dynamo mechanism acts in the main body of the galactic disk producing a non-oscillatory even azimuthal field and a quadrupolar hollow field. But in the inner part of the Galaxy oscillatory and steady fields of dipole and quadrupole symmetry are possible. The dynamo action is impossible in the 4<=r<=6 kpc interval. The space boundaries of the dynamo action region are r<=1 kpc and 8<=r<=20 kpc. The corresponding values of the magnetic field rates of growth are S<=1/(5x10/sup 7/ years) and 1/(5x10/sup 8/ years). The process of penetration of the magnetic field of the disk into a hot gaseous halo surrounding the galactic disk are discussed. Estimation of the value of the magnetic field at the auter-boundary of the halo is equal to 2x10/sup -7/ Gs.

Ruzmaikin, A.A.; Shukurov, A.M. (AN SSSR, Moscow. Inst. Prikladnoj Matematiki; Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Univ. (USSR). Gosudarstvennyj Astronomicheskij Inst. ' ' GAISh' ' )

432

Magnetic field properties in a birdcage coil  

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Radiofrequency magnetic fields used in MRI experiments have to satisfy specific properties. First, they need to be as homogeneous as possible to excite uniformly the nuclei. Secondly, as the nuclei, these fields need to have a precession movement at Larmor frequency. In this paper we present a numerical study of these properties in the case of the birdcage coil. We derive analytic expression of the RF field through an equivalent circuit model. Properties are validated through numerical simula...

Boissoles, Patrice; Caloz, Gabriel

2006-01-01

433

Homogeneous magnetic field in a cylindrical shell  

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A highly homogeneous magnetic field complying with different criteria of homogeneity was generated using four coils. The design parameters that minimised the RMS deviation of the field intensity from a constant value throughout the region of interest, were determined numerically. Electrons' trajectories from points along the source to a plane target, were calculated to evaluate the effect of the residual inhomogeneity of the optimal field. A four-coil system accurately implementing optimal design parameters, was built and successfully tested. (author)

434

Origin of neutron star magnetic fields  

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Possible origins of the magnetic fields of neutron stars include inheritance from the main sequence progenitor and dynamo action at some stage of evolution of progenitor. Inheritance is not sufficient to explain the fields of magnetars. Energetic considerations point to differential rotation in the final stages of core collapse process as the most likely source of field generation, at least for magnetars. A runaway phase of exponential growth is needed to achieve sufficient ...

Spruit, H. C.

2007-01-01

435

Magnetic field measurements in xi Bootis A  

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Four Zeeman spectrograms from Lick Observatory of xi Boo A and two of iota Peg at 2 A mm-1 have been measured to determine if a weak magnetic field is present in xi Boo A. The results indicate that the field is too weak to be measured by this technique on these spectrograms, although remeasurements of spectrograms from Mauna Kea at 3.4 A mm-1 still give a positive field of 170 gauss. (U.S.)

436

The Origin of Primordial Magnetic Fields  

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(abridged) We suggest here that the large scale fields $\\sim \\mu$G, observed in galaxies at both high and low redshifts by Faraday Rotation Measurements (FRMs), have their origin in the electromagnetic fluctuations that naturally occurred in the dense hot plasma that existed just after the QHPT. We evolve the predicted fields to the present time. The size of the region containing a coherent magnetic field increased due to the fusion (polymerization) of smaller regions. Magne...

Souza, Rafael S.; Opher, Reuven

2006-01-01

437

Magnetic fields of the outer planets  

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It is difficult to imagine a group of planetary dynamos more diverse than those visited by the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft. The magnetic field of Jupiter is large in magnitude and has a dipole axis within 10 deg of its rotation axis, comfortably consistent with the paleomagnetic history of the geodynamo. Saturn's remarkable (zonal harmonic) magnetic field has an axis of symmetry that is indistinguishable from its rotation axis (mush less than 1 deg angular separation); it is also highly antisymmetric with respect to the equator plane. According to one hypothesis, the spin symmetry may arise from the differential rotation of an electrically conducting and stably stratified layer above the dynamo. The magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune are very much alike, and equally unlike those of the other known magnetized planets. These two planets are characterized by a large dipole tilts (59 deg and 47 deg, respectively) and quadrupole moments (Schmidt-normalized quadrupole/dipole ratio approximately equal 1.0). These properties may be characteristic of dynamo generation in the relatively poorly conducting 'ice' interiors of Uranus and Neptune. Characteristics of these planetary magnetic fields are illustrated using contour maps of the field on the planet's surface and discussed in the context of planetary interiors and dynamo generation.

Connerney, J. E. P.

1993-01-01

438

Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System  

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This paper presents a measurement acquisition method that alleviates many shortcomings of traditional measurement systems. The shortcomings are a finite number of measurement channels, weight penalty associated with measurements, electrical arcing, wire degradations due to wear or chemical decay and the logistics needed to add new sensors. Wire degradation has resulted in aircraft fatalities and critical space launches being delayed. The key to this method is the use of sensors designed as passive inductor-capacitor circuits that produce magnetic field responses. The response attributes correspond to states of physical properties for which the sensors measure. Power is wirelessly provided to the sensing element by using Faraday induction. A radio frequency antenna produces a time-varying magnetic field used to power the sensor and receive the magnetic field response of the sensor. An interrogation system for discerning changes in the sensor response frequency, resistance and amplitude has been developed and is presented herein. Multiple sensors can be interrogated using this method. The method eliminates the need for a data acquisition channel dedicated to each sensor. The method does not require the sensors to be near the acquisition hardware. Methods of developing magnetic field response sensors and the influence of key parameters on measurement acquisition are discussed. Examples of magnetic field response sensors and the respective measurement characterizations are presented. Implementation of this method on an aerospace system is discussed.

Woodard, Stanley E.; Taylor,Bryant D.; Shams, Qamar A.; Fox, Robert L.

2007-01-01

439

Magnetic Fields and Massive Star Formation  

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Massive stars ($M > 8$ \\msun) typically form in parsec-scale molecular clumps that collapse and fragment, leading to the birth of a cluster of stellar objects. We investigate the role of magnetic fields in this process through dust polarization at 870 $\\mu$m obtained with the Submillimeter Array (SMA). The SMA observations reveal polarization at scales of $\\lsim$ 0.1 pc. The polarization pattern in these objects ranges from ordered hour-glass configurations to more chaotic distributions. By comparing the SMA data with the single dish data at parsec scales, we found that magnetic fields at dense core scales are either aligned within $40^\\circ$ of or perpendicular to the parsec-scale magnetic fields. This finding indicates that magnetic fields play an important role during the collapse and fragmentation of massive molecular clumps and the formation of dense cores. We further compare magnetic fields in dense cores with the major axis of molecular outflows. Despite a limited number of outflows, we found that the ...

Zhang, Qizhou; Girart, Josep M; Hauyu,; Liu,; Tang, Ya-Wen; Koch, Patrick M; Li, Zhi-Yun; Keto, Eric; Ho, Paul T P; Rao, Ramprasad; Lai, Shih-Ping; Ching, Tao-Chung; Frau, Pau; Chen, How-Huan; Li, Hua-Bai; Padovani, Marco; Bontemps, Sylvain; Csengeri, Timea; Juarez, Carmen

2014-01-01

440

Charmonia and bottomonia in a magnetic field  

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We study the effect of a static homogeneous external magnetic field on charmonium and bottomonium states. In an external magnetic field, quarkonium states do not have a conserved center-of-mass momentum. Instead there is a new conserved quantity called the pseudomomentum which takes into account the Lorentz force on the particles in the system. When written in terms of the pseudomomentum, the internal and center-of-mass motions do not decouple and, as a result, the properties of quarkonia depend on the states’ center-of-mass momentum. We analyze the behavior of heavy particle-antiparticle pairs subject to an external magnetic field assuming a three-dimensional harmonic potential and Cornell potential plus spin-spin interaction. In the case of the Cornell potential, we also take into account the mixing of the ?c and J/? states and ?b and ? states due to the background magnetic field. We then numerically calculate the dependence of the masses and mixing fractions on the magnitude of the background magnetic field and center-of-mass momentum of the state.

Alford, Jeremy; Strickland, Michael

2013-11-01

441

Cosmic Magnetic Fields: Observations and Prospects  

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Synchrotron emission, its polarization and its Faraday rotation at radio frequencies of 0.2-10 GHz are powerful tools to study the strength and structure of cosmic magnetic fields. The observational results are reviewed for spiral, barred and flocculent galaxies, the Milky Way, halos and relics of galaxy clusters, and for the intergalactic medium. Polarization observations with the forthcoming large radio telescopes will open a new era in the observation of cosmic magnetic fields and will help to understand their origin. At low frequencies, LOFAR (10-250 MHz) will allow us to map the structure of weak magnetic fields in the outer regions and halos of galaxies and galaxy clusters. Polarization at higher frequencies (1-10 GHz), as observed with the EVLA, ASKAP, MeerKAT, APERTIF and the SKA, will trace magnetic fields in the disks and central regions of nearby galaxies in unprecedented detail. Surveys of Faraday rotation measures of pulsars will map the Milky Way's magnetic field with high precision. All-sky sur...

Beck, Rainer

2011-01-01

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Reionization constraints on primordial magnetic fields  

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We study the impact of the extra density fluctuations induced by primordial magnetic fields on the reionization history in the redshift range: $6 < z < 10$. We perform a comprehensive MCMC physical analysis allowing the variation of parameters related to primordial magnetic fields (strength, $B_0$, and power-spectrum index $n_{\\scriptscriptstyle \\rm B}$), reionization, and $\\Lambda$CDM cosmological model. We find that magnetic field strengths in the range: $B_0 \\simeq 0.05{-}0.3$ nG (for nearly scale-free power spectra) can significantly alter the reionization history in the above redshift range and can relieve the tension between the WMAP and quasar absorption spectra data. Our analysis puts upper-limits on the magnetic field strength $B_0 < 0.362, 0.116, 0.057$ nG (95 % c.l.) for $n_{\\scriptscriptstyle \\rm B} = -2.95, -2.9, -2.85$, respectively. These represent the strongest magnetic field constraints among those available from other cosmological observables.

Pandey, Kanhaiya L; Sethi, Shiv K; Ferrara, Andrea

2014-01-01

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Probing magnetic fields with GALFACTS  

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GALFACTS is a large-area spectro-polarimetric survey on the Arecibo Radio telescope. It uses the seven-beam focal plane feed array receiver system (ALFA) to carry out an imaging survey project of the 12,700 square degrees of sky visible from Arecibo at 1.4 GHz with 8192 spectral channels over a bandwidth of 300 MHz sampled at 1 millisecond. The aggregate data rate is 875 MB/s. GALFACTS observations will create full-Stokes image cubes at an angular resolution of 3.5' with a band-averaged sensitivity of 90 $\\mu$Jy, allowing sensitive imaging of polarized radiation and Faraday Rotation Measure from both diffuse emission and extragalactic sources. GALFACTS is a scientific pathfinder to the SKA in the area of cosmic magnetism. Key to magnetism science with the SKA is the technique of RM synthesis. The technique of RM synthesis is introduced and we discuss practical aspects of RM synthesis including efficient computational techniques and detection thresholds in the resulting Faraday spectrum. We illustrate the use ...

George, Samuel J; Andrecut, Mircea; Taylor, A Russ

2011-01-01

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Magnetic Field Water Treatment Section - Overview  

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Full text:In the last year our activity was focused on industrial implementing of the methods developed, as well as on designing and implementing devices for magnetohydrodynamic treatment and filtration in the magnetic field. - In the 120 MW power unit of Plock Petrochemical Works, the magnetic filter for cleaning turbine condensate with a capacity of 250 m3/h, designed and manufactured at our Institute, was installed and tested. - Research for Polish Petroleum Corporation S.A. (IFJ N-3469 Phase II Research and N-3453 Phase I Research Project) on the possibilities of implementation of the method of filtration in the magnetic field were completed. In this part of research the usefulness of magnetic filters in filtration of the semi-product used for petrol cracking was tested and phase analyses of deposits from petrochemical circuits were carried out. (author)

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Exploring Magnetic Fields with a Compass  

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A compass is an excellent classroom tool for the exploration of magnetic fields. Any student can tell you that a compass is used to determine which direction is north, but when paired with some basic trigonometry, the compass can be used to actually measure the strength of the magnetic field due to a nearby magnet or current-carrying wire. In this paper, we present a series of simple activities adapted from the Matter & Interactions textbook for doing just this. Interestingly, these simple measurements are comparable to predictions made by the Bohr model of the atom. Although antiquated, Bohr's atom can lead the way to a deeper analysis of the atomic properties of magnets. Although originally developed for an introductory calculus-based course, these activities can easily be adapted for use in an algebra-based class or even at the high school level.

Lunk, Brandon; Beichner, Robert

2011-01-01

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Mechanism of magnetic field effect in cryptochrome  

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Creatures as varied as mammals, fish, insects, reptiles, and migratory birds have an intriguing `sixth' sense that allows them to distinguish north from south by using the Earth's intrinsic magnetic field. Yet despite decades of study, the physical basis of this magnetic sense remains elusive. A likely mechanism is furnished by magnetically sensitive radical pair reactions occurring in the retina, the light-sensitive part of the eyes. A photoreceptor, cryptochrome, has been suggested to endow birds with magnetoreceptive abilities as the protein has been shown to exhibit the biophysical properties required for an animal magnetoreceptor to operate properly. Here, we propose a concrete light-driven reaction cycle in cryptochrome that lets a magnetic field influence the signaling state of the photoreceptor. The reaction cycle ties together transient absorption and electron-spin-resonance observations with known facts on avian magnetoreception. Our analysis establishes the feasibility of cryptochrome to act as a g...

Solov'yov, Ilia A

2011-01-01

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High magnetic field ohmically decoupled non-contact technology  

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Methods and apparatus are described for high magnetic field ohmically decoupled non-contact treatment of conductive materials in a high magnetic field. A method includes applying a high magnetic field to at least a portion of a conductive material; and applying an inductive magnetic field to at least a fraction of the conductive material to induce a surface current within the fraction of the conductive material, the surface current generating a substantially bi-directional force that defines a vibration. The high magnetic field and the inductive magnetic field are substantially confocal, the fraction of the conductive material is located within the portion of the conductive material and ohmic heating from the surface current is ohmically decoupled from the vibration. An apparatus includes a high magnetic field coil defining an applied high magnetic field; an inductive magnetic field coil coupled to the high magnetic field coil, the inductive magnetic field coil defining an applied inductive magnetic field; and a processing zone located within both the applied high magnetic field and the applied inductive magnetic field. The high magnetic field and the inductive magnetic field are substantially confocal, and ohmic heating of a conductive material located in the processing zone is ohmically decoupled from a vibration of the conductive material.

Wilgen, John (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Kisner, Roger (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Ludtka, Gerard (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Ludtka, Gail (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Jaramillo, Roger (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2009-05-19

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Topology of induced lunar magnetic fields.  

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Using the asymmetric theory of lunar induction derived by Schubert et al. (1973), a picture of both the total and induced magnetic field line distributions in and around the moon is provided for certain orientations of the interplanetary field fluctuations. These field line pictures are compared with the distributions one would obtain using a spherically symmetric vacuum theory of lunar induction. It is found that the induced lunar field line distribution bears a marked resemblance to the structure of the solar-wind distorted geomagnetic field.

Schwartz, K.; Schubert, G.

1973-01-01

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Single conductor transmission cable magnetic fields  

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Generally accepted methods for calculating magnetic fields in the vicinity of overhead transmission lines are currently available. These calculation procedures have received general acceptance because they are well documented and field measurements have verified their accuracy. Similar data and calculation procedures, however, are lacking for underground transmission cables. This report describes a research project which was designed to investigate the magnetic fields produced by single conductor underground transmission cables, specifically self-contained fluid filled and extruded dielectric types. A test bay was designed and constructed at the EPRI Waltz Mill Cable Test Facility to obtain measurements for a range of commonly used installation configurations, sheath grounding practices, load current magnitudes, and cable sheath constructions. The results of these tests showed that the magnetic field varies over a wide range depending on the cable installation configuration, sheath resistance and bonding, and the relationship of cable phases for double circuit installations. Magnetic field measurements were also conducted on an in-service single conductor transmission cable to substantiate and supplement the Waltz Mill test results. An analysis of the measured magnetic field values for both the Waltz Mill tests and the in-service transmission cable showed good agreement with currently existing calculation procedures. The calculation procedure which was used is similar to that for overhead transmission lines except that induced sheath/shield currents for multipoint sheath/shield grounding must be calculated and taken into account. The measurements showed that the earth has little or no effect on the above ground magnetic field. 7 refs., 23 figs., 11 tabs.

Cooper, J.H. (Power Technologies, Inc., Wilmerding, PA (United States))

1991-08-01

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Magnetic Field Effects on Plasma Plumes  

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Here, we will discuss our numerical studies of plasma jets and loops, of basic interest for plasma propulsion and plasma astrophysics. Space plasma propulsion systems require strong guiding magnetic fields known as magnetic nozzles to control plasma flow and produce thrust. Propulsion methods currently being developed that require magnetic nozzles include the VAriable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) [1] and magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters. Magnetic nozzles are functionally similar to de Laval nozzles, but are inherently more complex due to electromagnetic field interactions. The two crucial physical phenomenon are thrust production and plasma detachment. Thrust production encompasses the energy conversion within the nozzle and momentum transfer to a spacecraft. Plasma detachment through magnetic reconnection addresses the problem of the fluid separating efficiently from the magnetic field lines to produce maximum thrust. Plasma jets similar to those of VASIMR will be studied with particular interest in dual jet configurations, which begin as a plasma loops between two nozzles. This research strives to fulfill a need for computational study of these systems and should culminate with a greater understanding of the crucial physics of magnetic nozzles with dual jet plasma thrusters, as well as astrophysics problems such as magnetic reconnection and dynamics of coronal loops.[2] To study this problem a novel, hybrid kinetic theory and single fluid magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) solver known as the Magneto-Gas Kinetic Method is used.[3] The solver is comprised of a "hydrodynamic" portion based on the Gas Kinetic Method and a "magnetic" portion that accounts for the electromagnetic behaviour of the fluid through source terms based on the resistive MHD equations. This method is being further developed to include additional physics such as the Hall effect. Here, we will discuss the current level of code development, as well as numerical simulation results

Ebersohn, F.; Shebalin, J.; Girimaji, S.; Staack, D.

2012-01-01

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Vector magnetic fields of Solar Granulation  

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Observations of quiet Sun from the Solar Optical Telescope/Spectro-Polarimeter (SOT/SP) aboard the Hinode spacecraft would reveal the magnetic characters of the solar photosphere. By making use of the deep mode observations of three quiet regions, we have statistically studied the vector magnetic fields of solar granulation. More than 2000 normal granules are manually selected to form a sample. It is recognized that some granules are even darker than the mean photosphere in ...

Jin, Chunlan; Wang, Jingxiu; Zhao, Meng

2008-01-01

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CMB anisotropies from primordial inhomogeneous magnetic fields  

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Primordial inhomogeneous magnetic fields of the right strength can leave a signature on the CMB temperature anisotropy and polarization. Potentially observable contributions to polarization B-modes are generated by vorticity and gravitational waves sourced by the magnetic anisotropic stress. We compute the corresponding CMB transfer functions in detail including the effect of neutrinos. The shear rapidly causes the neutrino anisotropic stress to cancel the stress from the ma...

Lewis, Antony

2004-01-01

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Vortex-like magnetization of multilayer magnetic nanoisland systems in weak magnetic fields  

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The results of studies of magnetization processes of multilayer structures, consisting of periodically alternating island layers of various magnetic materials, are presented. The unidirectional axis of magnetization, which does not lead to exchange bias of hysteresis loops, is found in these structures. A vortex-like type of magnetization of island structures, when the vortex magnetization is distributed on set of nanoislands, is proposed. Preliminary simulations and experiments on the effects of vortex magnetic field on island systems have shown that proposed vortex-like state can be implemented in multilayer island systems and can influence their magnetic structure.

Boltaev, A. P.; Pudonin, F. A.; Sherstnev, I. A.

2013-04-01

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Near-field aperture-probe as a magnetic dipole source and optical magnetic field detector  

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Scanning near-field field optical microscopy (SNOM) is a technique, which allows sub-wavelength optical imaging of photonic structures. While the electric field components of light can be routinely obtained, imaging of the magnetic components has only recently become of interest. This is so due to the development of artificial materials, which enhance and exploit the typically weak magnetic light-matter interactions to offer extraordinary optical properties. Consequently, both sources and detectors of the magnetic field of light are now required. In this paper, assisted by finite-difference time-domain simulations, we suggest that the circular aperture at the apex of a metal coated hollow-pyramid SNOM probe can be approximated by a lateral magnetic dipole source. This validates its use as a detector for the lateral magnetic near-field, as illustrated here for a plasmonic nanobar sample. Verification for a dielectric sample is currently in progress. We experimentally demonstrate the equivalence of the reciproc...

Denkova, Denitza; Silhanek, Alejandro V; Van Dorpe, Pol; Moshchalkov, Victor V

2014-01-01

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Flux buildup in field reversed configurations using rotating magnetic fields  

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Rotating magnetic field (RMF) current drive is a very attractive method for both increasing the flux and sustaining the current in field reversed configurations (FRC). It has been demonstrated in low temperature, low field rotamaks, and will now be applied to a new translation, confinement, and sustainment (TCS) experiment attached to the LSX/mod (Large s field-reversed configuration Experiment) facility [Hoffman et al. Fusion Technol. 23, 185 (1993)]. Previous RMF calculations have been concerned primarily with the plasma currents and particle orbits produced in one-dimensional cylinders with the rotating field strength of near equal magnitude to the confining axial field. Both fluid current and particle orbits are calculated here in the more interesting regime appropriate to TCS and reactors where the confinement field far exceeds the rotating field strength. New insight is gained into both the flux buildup requirements for two-dimensional equilibria and into the limits on ion rotation in this high confinement field regime.

Hoffman, Alan L.

1998-04-01

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Magnetic field instabilities in accretion disks  

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The stability of magnetic fields within the accretion disks is examined, including the effects of magnetic buoyancy. Rayleigh-Taylor, and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. The purpose of the study is to examine the efficacy of turbulent accretion (?-) disk models which depend upon ''magnetic viscosity'' to provide the dissipation necessary to account for radial infall. We provide estimates for the time scales of the dominant instabilities in both the gas pressure-dominated and radiation pressure-dominated regions of a thin accretion disk; provide constraints on dynamo processes such that ''magnetic viscosity'' operates to permit stationary accretion; show that field amplification may take place even in vertically stably stratified regions of a thin disk by the action of ''magnetic buoyancy-driven'' convection; and demonstrate that the turbulent Reynolds stress responsible for accretion is proportional to the gas pressure even in the radiation-dominated portion of the disk (so that the disk is stable to viscous and thermal instabilities). Furthermore, we show that if a ''seed'' magnetic field is injected into a thin accretion disk, then the formation of buoyancy-generated hot corona above the disk appears inevitable

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Diffusive processes in a stochastic magnetic field  

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The statistical representation of a fluctuating (stochastic) magnetic field configuration is studied in detail. The Eulerian correlation functions of the magnetic field are determined, taking into account all geometrical constraints: these objects form a nondiagonal matrix. The Lagrangian correlations, within the reasonable Corrsin approximation, are reduced to a single scalar function, determined by an integral equation. The mean square perpendicular deviation of a geometrical point moving along a perturbed field line is determined by a nonlinear second-order differential equation. The separation of neighboring field lines in a stochastic magnetic field is studied. We find exponentiation lengths of both signs describing, in particular, a decay (on the average) of any initial anisotropy. The vanishing sum of these exponentiation lengths ensures the existence of an invariant which was overlooked in previous works. Next, the separation of a particle's trajectory from the magnetic field line to which it was initially attached is studied by a similar method. Here too an initial phase of exponential separation appears. Assuming the existence of a final diffusive phase, anomalous diffusion coefficients are found for both weakly and strongly collisional limits. The latter is identical to the well known Rechester-Rosenbluth coefficient, which is obtained here by a more quantitative (though not entirely deductive) treatment than in earlier workslier works

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Magnetic fields and polarization in AGN jets  

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Full Text Available In the literature there is now a wealth of images of AGN in both linear and circular polarization at milliarcsecond resolution of many sources at multiple epochs and wavelengths. This review is a broad overview of our current state of knowledge of the polarization properties of AGN jets, and of what we can infer about the structure of their magnetic fields and the distribution of Faraday rotating material, and also what is premature to infer. We suggest that while many of the observations of transverse rotation measure gradients may be correct, they have in general been observed with neither enough resolution nor sensitivity to be incontrovertible. Fortunately, this could be remedied using the new broad-band receivers on the VLBA. We also argue that while a transverse rotation measure gradient is a strong indicator of a toroidal component of magnetic field, it does not necessarily imply a helical magnetic field. In jets where the dominant field component appears to be parallel to the jet, it more likely consists of sheared loops or compressed random fields that are not vector ordered. Finally, we draw attention to the power of imaging in all four Stokes parameters at multiple frequencies to constrain the three-dimensional magnetic field structure and the particle content of jets and measure fundamental physical properties.

Wardle John F. C.

2013-12-01

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Magnetic domain wall dynamics in an inhomogeneous magnetic field  

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A new experimental method for the study of single magnetic domain wall dynamics in bistable microwires is presented. It raises new possibilities for experimenting with a single magnetic domain wall moving in an inhomogeneous magnetic field. Models for a wall with fixed length were confronted with experimental data obtained on amorphous glass-coated ferromagnetic Fe{sub 77.5}B{sub 15}Si{sub 7.5} microwire. These models qualitatively describe the observed behavior. The accord between models and experiment increases as the field disturbance decreases due to its inhomogeneity. A better match between experimental and model curves can probably be obtained if the changes in the wall dimensions and wall mass are taken into account.

Ziman, J., E-mail: Jan.Ziman@tuke.sk [Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Park Komenskeho 2, 042 00 Kosice (Slovakia); Suhajova, V., E-mail: Viktoria.Suhajova@tuke.sk [Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Park Komenskeho 2, 042 00 Kosice (Slovakia); Kladivova, M., E-mail: Maria.Kladivova@tuke.sk [Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Park Komenskeho 2, 042 00 Kosice (Slovakia)

2012-09-15

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Magnetic structures of Dy in applied fields  

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The magnetic phase diagram of Dy (TN=179 K) shows the presence of two phases at elevated fields and temperatures, and these are presumed to be fan structures. Neutron scattering experiments were performed to determine the magnetic structures of these phases at 141, 149 and 172 K with magnetic fields between 0 and 1.8 T. It was found that the structures were characterized by two modulation wave vectors at 141 and 149 K and by only one modulation wave vector at 172 K. As the helical-fan-ferro structural changes occur, the satellite peak intensity shifts to the fundamental peaks. However, the sum of the peak intensities is not conserved because some of this intensity goes into a diffuse component covering a large range of wave vectors. The general features of the data are reproduced by a mean-field and Monte-Carlo calculations. (orig.)