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  1. Programming for seismogram 1-D generation, considering the attenuation and dispersing effects; Programa para gerar sismograma 1-D, considerando os efeitos da atenuacao e dispersao

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    Rodrigues, Bruno de O.; Oliveira, Sergio A.M. de [Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Macae, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Engenharia e Exploracao do Petroleo (LENEP)

    2004-07-01

    For a processing and an interpretation of correct seismic data, it is necessary to recognize and to know as the factors act that influence in the propagation of the seismic waves, as the attenuation and the dispersion, constituting in the biggest practical impediment for the use of seismic for targets the big depths, limiting the resolution of the method. However these phenomena little are taken in consideration in the analysis of the data, thus the necessity of its bigger agreement, because if attenuation and dispersion they confuse the application of the seismic, if convenient understood and measures, can be valuable sources of information about the constitution of the rocks. Therefore, in this work the effect of the attenuation and dispersion in the data of reflection seismic had been simulated on a program, in Mat-Lab. Being able to generate 1-D seismograms, in the domain of the time, considering the normal incidence of plain wave in a package of plain, horizontal and isotropic layers, taking in account the physical attributes of the way, being able to simulate the effects of ghost and of multiples of free surface, if considering the source in the water. (author)

  2. A cloud-based synthetic seismogram generator implemented using Windows Azure

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    Chen, Po; Lee, En-Jui; Wang, Liqiang

    2013-10-01

    Synthetic seismograms generated by solving the seismic wave equation using numerical methods are being widely used in seismology. For fully three-dimensional seismic structure models, the generation of these synthetic seismograms may require large amount of computing resources. Conventional high-performance computer clusters may not provide a cost-effective solution to this type of applications. The newly emerging cloud-computing platform provides an alternative solution. In this paper, we describe our implementation of a synthetic seismogram generator based on the reciprocity principle using the Windows Azure cloud application framework. Our preliminary experiment shows that our cloud-based synthetic seismogram generator provides a cost-effective and numerically efficient approach for computing synthetic seismograms based on the reciprocity principle.

  3. A constant stress-drop model for producing broadband synthetic seismograms: Comparison with the next generation attenuation relations

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    Frankel, A.

    2009-01-01

    Broadband (0.1-20 Hz) synthetic seismograms for finite-fault sources were produced for a model where stress drop is constant with seismic moment to see if they can match the magnitude dependence and distance decay of response spectral amplitudes found in the Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) relations recently developed from strong-motion data of crustal earthquakes in tectonically active regions. The broadband synthetics were constructed for earthquakes of M 5.5, 6.5, and 7.5 by combining deterministic synthetics for plane-layered models at low frequencies with stochastic synthetics at high frequencies. The stochastic portion used a source model where the Brune stress drop of 100 bars is constant with seismic moment. The deterministic synthetics were calculated using an average slip velocity, and hence, dynamic stress drop, on the fault that is uniform with magnitude. One novel aspect of this procedure is that the transition frequency between the deterministic and stochastic portions varied with magnitude, so that the transition frequency is inversely related to the rise time of slip on the fault. The spectral accelerations at 0.2, 1.0, and 3.0 sec periods from the synthetics generally agreed with those from the set of NGA relations for M 5.5-7.5 for distances of 2-100 km. At distances of 100-200 km some of the NGA relations for 0.2 sec spectral acceleration were substantially larger than the values of the synthetics for M 7.5 and M 6.5 earthquakes because these relations do not have a term accounting for Q. At 3 and 5 sec periods, the synthetics for M 7.5 earthquakes generally had larger spectral accelerations than the NGA relations, although there was large scatter in the results from the synthetics. The synthetics showed a sag in response spectra at close-in distances for M 5.5 between 0.3 and 0.7 sec that is not predicted from the NGA relations.

  4. Seismogram ``Picking Error'' Experiment

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    Zeiler, Cleat P.; Velasco, Aaron; Pingitore, Nicholas E.; Anderson, Dale

    2008-10-01

    The Seismogram Picking Error From Analyst Review (SPEAR) project is looking for input from analysts with experience in picking earthquake or other seismic data. The project, begun in February 2008 as a grassroots effort among the authors' institutions, will aid the seismological community in producing more reliable results for hypocenter locations and in establishing Earth models that are more accurate. The project could develop into a continuous forum for the seismological community to better understand the errors, biases, and mental processes or steps involved in picking seismic data, and to establish standards for how to pick and assess seismic data.

  5. A combined 1D/3D fuel burnup analysis of generation IV light water reactor IRIS

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    A combined 1D/3D methodology for the fuel burnup analysis of generation IV light water reactors with thin boron coating that covers the fuel rods is described in this paper. This methodology is founded on three approximations. The first approximation assumes that the problem of fuel depletion in the entire 3D core can be resolved into two independent problems. One is a 3D Monte Carlo evolution of power distribution in large volumes (nodes) with the KENO-V.a code, and the other is a transport method evolution of burnup dependent fuel composition in 1D Wigner-Seitz cell for each node independently. With the second approximation, the time-dependent fuel composition in the node (e.g., in the fuel assembly) is calculated by using a 1D fuel depletion analysis with the SAS2H control module from the SCALE-4.4a code system. The third approximation involves smearing the boron coating with the clad (by volume homogenization). The proposed SAS2H/KENO-V.a methodology is verified for the case of 2D x-y model of IRIS 15x15 fuel assembly (with a reflective boundary condition) by using two well benchmarked code systems. The first one is MOCUP, a coupled MCNP-4C and ORIGEN2.1 utility code, and the second is KENO-V.a/ORIGEN2.1 code system recently developed by authors of this paper. It has been found that the proposed SAS2H/KENO-V.a methodology gives a satisfactory accuracy for keff and nuclide composition. Finally, this methodology was applied for 3D burnup analysis of IRIS-1000 benchmark≠44 core. Detailed keff and power density evolution with burnup are reported. (author)

  6. Parameter Analysis For A High-Gain Harmonic Generation FEL By Numerical Calculation Based On 1D Theory

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    Li, Yuhui; Zhang, Shancai

    2004-01-01

    The high-gain harmonic generation (HGHG) free-electron laser (FEL) is an important candidate for a fourth-generation light source. Lots of theoretical work has been performed. Recently a further 1D theory about HGHG FEL has been developed. It considers the effects of different parameters for the whole process. An initial program based on this theory has been made. In this paper, a brief comparison of the results from this 1D program and from TDA (3D code) is discussed. It also analyses the parameters for Shanghai deep ultra violate free-electron laser source (SDUV-FEL), including electron beam energy spread, seed laser power, strength of dispersion section etc.

  7. Synthetic seismograms - II. Synthesis of amplitude spectra and seismograms of P waves from underground nuclear explosions

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    As a part of programme of seismic detection of underground nuclear explosions, step by step variations in the amplitude spectra and waveforms of P wave signal, as it propagates from source to receiver region, are investigated. Influences on the amplitude spectra and waveforms of teleseismic p waves due to : (1) variation in the shape of reduced displacement potential, (2) variation of mantle Q values, (3) change in depth, (4) various yields, (5) spalling, and (6) variation of crustal structure at source as well as at receiver are studied. The results show that for a yield of 85 kilotons, the time structure of seismograms is nearly same for four types of reduced displacement potentials considered here. The duration of waveforms is affected both by crustal structure at source as well as due to spalling. In general, effect of receiver crust on seismograms is found to be minor. Synthesized and observed P wave seismograms for Longshot, Milrow and Cannikin underground nuclear explosions are computed at various seismometer array stations of the UKAEA. Computed seismograms compare well with the recorded ones. It is seen that: (1) overburden P wave velocity inferred from seismograms is less as compared to its value obtained from on-site measurements, and (2) the source function, the source crust transfer function, the mantle transfer function and the spalling function are the most important factors that influence shaping of spectra and seismograms. (M.G.B.)

  8. 1D simulation of runaway electrons generation in pulsed high-pressure gas discharge

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    Kozhevnikov, V. Yu.; Kozyrev, A. V.; Semeniuk, N. S.

    2015-10-01

    The results of theoretical modelling of runaway electron generation in the high-pressure nanosecond pulsed gas discharge are presented. A novel hybrid model of gas discharge has been successfully built. Hydrodynamic and kinetic approaches are used simultaneously to describe the dynamics of different components of low-temperature discharge plasma. To consider motion of ions and low-energy (plasma) electrons the corresponding equations of continuity with drift-diffusion approximation are used. To describe high-energy (runaway) electrons the Boltzmann kinetic equation is included. As a result of the simulation we obtained spatial and temporal distributions of charged particles and electric field in a pulsed discharge. Furthermore, the energy spectra calculated runaway electrons in different cross-sections, particularly, the discharge gap in the anode plane. It is shown that the average energy of fast electrons (in eV) in the anode plane is usually slightly higher than the instantaneous value of the applied voltage to the gap (in V).

  9. Stochastic characteristics of the true seismograms

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    Fischer, Cyril; Náprstek, Jiří

    Rotterdam : Millpress, 2005 - (Soize, C.; Schueller, G.), s. 1875-1878 ISBN 9059660331. [International conference on structural dynamics - EURODYN 2005 /6./. Paříž (FR), 04.09.2005-07.09.2005] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GP103/03/P080 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : seismogram * wavelets * evolutionary spectra Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  10. Historical seismograms: Preserving an endangered species

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    Emile A. Okal

    2015-01-01

    The youth of seismology as a science, compared to the typical duration of seismic cycles, results in a relative scarcity of records of large earthquakes available for processing by modern analytical techniques, which in turn makes archived datasets of historical seismograms extremely valuable in order to enhance our understanding of the occurrence of large, destructive earthquakes. Unfortunately, the value of these datasets is not always perceived adequately by decision-making administrators,...

  11. A Multi­Discipline Approach to Digitizing Historic Seismograms

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    Bartlett, Andrew [Retriever Technology, Sante Fe, NM (United States)

    2016-04-07

    Retriever Technology has developed and has made available free of charge a seismogram digitization software package called SKATE (Seismogram Kit for Automatic Trace Extraction). We have developed an extensive set of algorithms that process seismogram image files, provide editing tools, and output time series data. The software is available online and free of charge at seismo.redfish.com. To demonstrate the speed and cost effectiveness of the software, we have processed over 30,000 images.

  12. A Comparison of Different-Mode Fields Generated from Grounded-Wire Source Based on the 1D Model

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    Zhou, Nan-Nan; Xue, Guo-qiang; Li, Hai; Younis, M.; Hou, Dong-yang; Zhong, Hua-sen; Chen, Wei-ying; Cui, Jiang-wei

    2016-02-01

    Traditional TEM study mainly focuses on the generation and application of the TE field using a loop or grounded-wire source; but in recent decades, lots of efforts have been made for implementation of the TM field and even the integration of the TE field with the TM one into anomaly detection in the subsurface. However, no applicable principles have been proposed for selecting the optimal electromagnetic field for various subsurface targets. The transient electromagnetic (TEM) fields generated from grounded-wire source consist of the TE-mode response (current-carrying wire), the TE-TM mode response (grounding ends) and the combined TEM-mode response (current-carrying wire and grounding ends). This study performs a comparison of TE/TE-TM/TEM fields by generating them from grounded-wire source and testing their distribution characteristics, detection depth, and sensitivity to anomalies, using both synthetic 1D model and two field surveys in China. The comparisons demonstrate that, the detection depth of the TE-TM field is smaller than those of both the TE and combined TEM fields. Meanwhile, for electric field, the TE-TM response provides a better detection than the TEM one, but with an uneven distribution. Therefore, the TE-TM electric field requires well-designed arrangements of receiving positions when applied to real projects. For the magnetic field, the TEM response has the best detection capability compared to the TE and TE-TM ones, but is least sensitive to layer thickness and resistivity, especially for an embedded layer with low resistivity.

  13. EM fields generated by finite-length wire sources in 1D media: comparison with point dipole solutions

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    Streich, R.; Becken, M.

    2009-12-01

    In present-day land and marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) surveys, EM fields are commonly generated using wires that can be hundreds of meters long. Nevertheless, when simulating CSEM data, e.g., for the purpose of feasibility studies or within inversion algorithms, these sources are often approximated as point dipoles. Such an approximation is justified if the source-receiver distance is sufficiently large and the frequency sufficiently low. However, real surveys often include frequencies and distances at which the dipole approximation is inaccurate. We consider horizontally layered media, for which EM fields can be computed using well-known quasi-analytical solutions that involve numerical evaluation of Bessel function integrals. Using these 1D solutions, EM fields due to finite-length wire sources can be synthesized by representing the wire as a line of infinitesimal dipoles and integrating over the dipole fields. However, this procedure is computationally expensive, since it requires a large number of numerical integrations. We employ a more efficient formulation that contains explicit contributions from the end points of the wire and involves fewer integrals over the wire itself than a corresponding integration over point dipole fields. With our formulation, we can efficiently simulate complicated wire geometries by segmenting the wire and computing responses for each segment separately. This is particularly important for real field conditions on land, where kilometre-long current cables can usually not be laid out in an exactly straight line. Furthermore, our formulation permits to place both the wire and the receivers at any depth within the layered medium, an important aspect for marine applications as well as for borehole geometries. We will show examples of EM fields due to finite-length wires in various settings over the frequency and distance ranges of typical CSEM surveys and discuss differences to the fields due to infinitesimal dipoles.

  14. Iodine-doped-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-modified Si nanowire 1D core-shell arrays as an efficient photocatalyst for solar hydrogen generation

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    Yang, Tian; Wang, Hui; Ou, Xue-Mei; Zhang, Xiao-Hong [Nano-organic Photoelectronic Laboratory and Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Lee, Chun-Sing [Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

    2012-12-04

    A new 1D core-shell strategy is demonstrated for a hydrogen-generation photo-electrochemical cell (PEC). This Si/iodine-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) 1D nanocable array shows an encouraging solar-to-chemical energy-conversion efficiency. Coating with iodine-doped PEDOT can effectively enhance the photocatalytic efficiency and stability of SiNW arrays. The PEC model proposed shows a potentially promising structure for H{sub 2} production using solar energy. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  15. Fully digital 1-D, 2-D and 3-D multiscroll chaos as hardware pseudo random number generators

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    Mansingka, Abhinav S.

    2012-10-07

    This paper introduces the first fully digital implementation of 1-D, 2-D and 3-D multiscroll chaos using the sawtooth nonlinearity in a 3rd order ODE with the Euler approximation. Systems indicate chaotic behaviour through phase space boundedness and positive Lyapunov exponent. Low-significance bits form a PRNG and pass all tests in the NIST SP. 800-22 suite without post-processing. Real-time control of the number of scrolls allows distinct output streams with 2-D and 3-D multiscroll chaos enabling greater controllability. The proposed PRNGs are experimentally verified on a Xilinx Virtex 4 FPGA with logic utilization less than 1.25%, throughput up to 5.25 Gbits/s and up to 512 distinct output streams with low cross-correlation.

  16. Blind deconvolution of seismograms regularized via minimum support

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    The separation of earthquake source signature and propagation effects (the Earth’s ‘Green’s function’) that encode a seismogram is a challenging problem in seismology. The task of separating these two effects is called blind deconvolution. By considering seismograms of multiple earthquakes from similar locations recorded at a given station and that therefore share the same Green’s function, we may write a linear relation in the time domain ui(t)*sj(t) − uj(t)*si(t) = 0, where ui(t) is the seismogram for the ith source and sj(t) is the jth unknown source. The symbol * represents the convolution operator. From two or more seismograms, we obtain a homogeneous linear system where the unknowns are the sources. This system is subject to a scaling constraint to deliver a non-trivial solution. Since source durations are not known a priori and must be determined, we augment our system by introducing the source durations as unknowns and we solve the combined system (sources and source durations) using separation of variables. Our solution is derived using direct linear inversion to recover the sources and Newton’s method to recover source durations. This method is tested using two sets of synthetic seismograms created by convolution of (i) random Gaussian source-time functions and (ii) band-limited sources with a simplified Green’s function and signal to noise levels up to 10% with encouraging results. (paper)

  17. A hybrid method for the computation of quasi-3D seismograms.

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    Masson, Yder; Romanowicz, Barbara

    2013-04-01

    The development of powerful computer clusters and efficient numerical computation methods, such as the Spectral Element Method (SEM) made possible the computation of seismic wave propagation in a heterogeneous 3D earth. However, the cost of theses computations is still problematic for global scale tomography that requires hundreds of such simulations. Part of the ongoing research effort is dedicated to the development of faster modeling methods based on the spectral element method. Capdeville et al. (2002) proposed to couple SEM simulations with normal modes calculation (C-SEM). Nissen-Meyer et al. (2007) used 2D SEM simulations to compute 3D seismograms in a 1D earth model. Thanks to these developments, and for the first time, Lekic et al. (2011) developed a 3D global model of the upper mantle using SEM simulations. At the local and continental scale, adjoint tomography that is using a lot of SEM simulation can be implemented on current computers (Tape, Liu et al. 2009). Due to their smaller size, these models offer higher resolution. They provide us with images of the crust and the upper part of the mantle. In an attempt to teleport such local adjoint tomographic inversions into the deep earth, we are developing a hybrid method where SEM computation are limited to a region of interest within the earth. That region can have an arbitrary shape and size. Outside this region, the seismic wavefield is extrapolated to obtain synthetic data at the Earth's surface. A key feature of the method is the use of a time reversal mirror to inject the wavefield induced by distant seismic source into the region of interest (Robertsson and Chapman 2000). We compute synthetic seismograms as follow: Inside the region of interest, we are using regional spectral element software RegSEM to compute wave propagation in 3D. Outside this region, the wavefield is extrapolated to the surface by convolution with the Green's functions from the mirror to the seismic stations. For now, these Green's functions are computed using 2D SEM simulation in a 1D Earth model. Such seismograms account for the 3D structure inside the region of interest in a quasi-exact manner. Later we plan to extrapolate the misfit function computed from such seismograms at the stations back into the SEM region in order to compute local adjoint kernels. This opens a new path toward regional adjoint tomography into the deep Earth. Capdeville, Y., et al. (2002). "Coupling the spectral element method with a modal solution for elastic wave propagation in global Earth models." Geophysical Journal International 152(1): 34-67. Lekic, V. and B. Romanowicz (2011). "Inferring upper-mantle structure by full waveform tomography with the spectral element method." Geophysical Journal International 185(2): 799-831. Nissen-Meyer, T., et al. (2007). "A two-dimensional spectral-element method for computing spherical-earth seismograms-I. Moment-tensor source." Geophysical Journal International 168(3): 1067-1092. Robertsson, J. O. A. and C. H. Chapman (2000). "An efficient method for calculating finite-difference seismograms after model alterations." Geophysics 65(3): 907-918. Tape, C., et al. (2009). "Adjoint tomography of the southern California crust." Science 325(5943): 988-992.

  18. On the recovery and analysis of historical seismograms

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    Barbara Palombo

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of historical seismograms has proven to be a fundamental tool to help with the definition of the seismic risk in specific regions. Indeed, modern quantitative reappraisal of relevant earthquakes that occurred before the 1960’s; i.e., prior to both the developments of modern recording instruments and the theoretical progress, has been essential for the assessment of the seismic potential of a source area. However, due to the characteristics (transducing and recording of the old analog seismographs, the data available are affected by intrinsic uncertainties, and errors can be introduced during the processing of waveform digitization. These drawbacks can seriously influence the quality and reliability of an investigation. In general, no standard technique can be applied when dealing with historical seismograms. Thus, specific tests and cross-checks have to be designed to estimate the limits of each specific analysis. Here, we aim to provide an overview of the whole procedure while focusing on the most crucial steps, from the seismogram recovery to the application of modern techniques for the retrieval of the seismic source information. We also suggest possible checks for the robustness of the data and for the available instrument characteristics, with a description of the effects of various uncertainties on the results that can be obtained. We thus provide useful indications for the analysis of historical seismograms, and also for the correct interpretation of the resulting characteristics of the seismic source.

  19. Wavelet analysis of the seismograms for tsunami warning

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    A. Chamoli

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The complexity in the tsunami phenomenon makes the available warning systems not much effective in the practical situations. The problem arises due to the time lapsed in the data transfer, processing and modeling. The modeling and simulation needs the input fault geometry and mechanism of the earthquake. The estimation of these parameters and other aprior information increases the utilized time for making any warning. Here, the wavelet analysis is used to identify the tsunamigenesis of an earthquake. The frequency content of the seismogram in time scale domain is examined using wavelet transform. The energy content in high frequencies is calculated and gives a threshold for tsunami warnings. Only first few minutes of the seismograms of the earthquake events are used for quick estimation. The results for the earthquake events of Andaman Sumatra region and other historic events are promising.

  20. On-demand synthetic seismograms from the IRIS DMC

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    Hutko, A. R.; Trabant, C. M.; Karstens, R.; Nissen-Meyer, T.; Bahavar, M.

    2013-12-01

    The IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) has served waveform data to the seismology community for over 30 years. This presentation highlights a new, on-demand synthetic seismogram service that will complement the observation-based data we have traditionally distributed. We are computing a global-scale database of Green's functions from which users can request synthetic seismograms for arbitrary source and receiver parameters and Earth models. The multi-terabyte scale database of Green's functions is computed by the spectral-element method AxiSEM for a selection of spherically symmetric Earth models (PREM, IASP91, AK135) with anisotropy and attenuation. The resolution of the simulations will be between 2-8 to about 100 sec periods (final resolution to be determined by computational resources available). The synthetics are accessible using a simple web service that returns synthetics according to specified source-receiver combination, Earth model and signal band. On-the-fly post-processing such as convolution with a moment tensor (or specified Global CMT solution) and source-time function is being developed. This service is intended to return synthetic seismograms quickly, making it useful for studying variations in source properties, Earth models or temporal changes in instrument responses. It is also designed to be callable by simple scripts and works well in automated processing. The DMC will also provide a command line script to download selections of synthetics. This new dataset and related service provide a powerful tool in multiple areas of study where synthetic seismograms are useful.

  1. S-Wave Velocity Structure beneath Southwest North America from Seismogram Comparisons of the Mexico Earthquake on 22 June 1997

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    Bagus Jaya Santosa

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available This research investigates earth structure beneath the Southwest North America landmass, especially between Mexico and California. Models based on S wave velocities for this area were obtained by carrying out seismogram fitting in time domain and three Cartesian components simultaneously. The data used is from an event, coded as C052297B that occurred in the state of Guerrero, Mexico and it was fitted to synthetic data computed with the GEMINI program at TS network stations. Earth model IASPEI91 and SPREM were used as input to create the synthetic data. Real and synthetic seismograms were subjected to a low-pass filter with a frequency corner of 20 mHz.Waveform analysis results show very unsystematic and strong deviations in the waveform, arrival times, amount of oscillation and the height of the wave amplitude. Discrepancies are met on S, Love, Rayleigh and ScS waves, where the stations epicentral distances are below 300. Deviation in analysis waveform because of the usage of model 1-D of SPREM and IASPEI91, because the 1-D was a kind of average value an elastic property at one particular depth of global earth. With the method of waveform analysis we can see how sensitive waveform is to structures within the layers of the Earth.To explain the discrepancies, a correction to the earth structure is essential. The corrections account for the thickness of the crust, speed gradient of bh, the coefficient for the bh and bv in the upper mantle for surface wave fitting, a small variation of the S speed structure at a layer under the upper mantle above 771 km for S wave fitting, and a small variation at the base the mantle layers for ScS wave fitting. At some stations, a correction for S speed structure have yielded P wave fitting. Results of this research indicate that the 1-D earth model obtained through seismogram fitting at every hypocenter-observation station pair is unique. The S-wave velocity on the upper mantle has strong negative anomalies. This paper criticized the previous earth models in the same area, which have been published by other seismologists, by analyzing the seismogram of C052297B earthquake in the TS seismological network station

  2. Direct-seismogram inversion for receiver-side structure with uncertain source-time functions

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    Dettmer, Jan; Dosso, Stan E.; Bodin, Thomas; Stip?evi?, Josip; Cummins, Phil R.

    2015-11-01

    This paper presents direct-seismogram inversion (DSI) for receiver-side structure which treats the source signal incident from below (the effective source-time function-STF) as a vector of unknown parameters in a Bayesian framework. As a result, the DSI method developed here does not require deconvolution by observed seismogram components as typically applied in receiver-function inversion and avoids the problematic issue of choosing subjective tuning parameters in this deconvolution. This results in more meaningful inversion results and uncertainty estimation compared to classic receiver-function inversion. A rigorous derivation is presented of the likelihood function required for unbiased inversion results. The STF is efficiently inferred by a maximum-likelihood closed-form expression that does not require deconvolution by noisy waveforms. Rather, deconvolution is only by predicted impulse responses for the unknown environment (considered to be a 1-D, horizontally stratified medium). For a given realization of the parameter vector which describes the medium below the station, data predictions are computed as the convolution of the impulse response and the maximum-likelihood source estimate for that medium. Therefore, the assumption of a Gaussian pulse with specified parameters, typical for the prediction of receiver functions, is not required. Directly inverting seismogram components has important consequences for the noise on the data. Since the signal processing does not require filtering and deconvolution, data errors are less correlated and more straightforward to model than those for receiver functions. This results in better inversion results (parameter values and uncertainties), since assumptions made in the derivation of the likelihood function are more likely to be met by the inversion process. The DSI method is demonstrated for simulated waveforms and then applied to data for station Hyderabad on the Indian craton. The measured data are inverted with both the new DSI and traditional receiver-function inversion. All inversions are carried out for a trans-dimensional model that treats the number of layers in the model as unknown. Results for DSI are consistent with previous studies for the same location. The DSI has clear advantages in trans-dimensional inversion. Uncertainty estimates appear more realistic (larger) in both model complexity (number of layers) and in terms of seismic velocity profiles. Receiver-function inversion results in more complex profiles (highly-layered structure) and suggests unreasonably small uncertainties. This effect is likely also significant when the parametrization is considered to be fixed but exacerbated for the trans-dimensional model: If hierarchical errors are poorly estimated, trans-dimensional models overestimate the structure which produces unfavourable results for the receiver-function inversion.

  3. Simulation of seismograms in a 2-D viscoelastic Earth by pseudospectral methods

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    Milton P. Plasencia Linares

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Using an improved global pseudospectral modeling algorithm we synthesize seismograms generated by oceanic and continental earthquakes. Attention is given to attenuation, to explicit modeling of boundary conditions at the ocean-bottom interface, simulation of the Rayleigh window and interface-wave propagation. The algorithm is based on Fourier and Chebyshev differential operators and a domain-decomposition technique - one grid for the fluid and another grid for the solid. Wave propagation in the oceanic and continent crusts and mantle is modeled by using a viscoelastic stress-strain relation based on memory variables.The main physical phenomena associated with an ocean-crust system are modeled, including Scholte waves, leaking Rayleigh waves, dispersive modes, and the Rayleigh-window phenomenon due to a minimum in the reflection coefficient of the ocean bottom, which has not been simulated with direct methods. In particular, we model Rayleigh modes (mainly the M11 mode, and coupled Rayleigh-Scholte waves, for which the dispersion relation is solved in simple cases. Also, we model the effects of random inhomogeneities in the crust and mantle by using a von Kármán autocovariance probability function, which simulates scattering-Q-effects.The 2-D modeling code allows general material variability, and a complete and accurate characterization of the seismic response of oceanic and continental earthquakes. A synthetic seismogram for an earthquake in the South Atlantic region is provided.

  4. SEISMOGRAM ANALYSIS OF EARTHQUAKES IN SUMATRA-JAVA AT HYB OBSERVATORY STATION

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    B.J. B.J. Santosa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Dalam penelitian ini struktur bumi di bawah lempeng Lautan Hindia Timur Laut dikaji melalui analisis seismogram atas seismogram gempa-gempa bumi yang terjadi di Sumatra dan direkam di stasiun observasi HYB, India. Analisis seismogram dilaksanakan dalam domain waktu dan ketiga komponen-komponen Kartesian secara simultan. Perbandingan seismogram menunjukkan bahwa model bumi global PREM memberikan seismogram sintetik yang menyimpang dari seismogram terukur dan waktu tiba gelombang S yang lebih lambat dibandingkan waktu tiba terukur. Untuk mencapai pencocokan seismogram, gradient βh di upper mantle diubah dari positif menjadi negative, sebagaimana dinyatakan dalam model bumi PREMAN, dan koreksi kecepatan positif ditambahkan pada koefisien-koefisien kecepatan orde nol pada struktur kecepatan S dalam semua lapisan mantel bumi. Pengepasan yang bagus dicapai pada gelombang ruang S, gelombang permukaan Love dan Rayleigh, begitu juga dengan gelombang terpantul inti bumi ScS dan ScS2.In this research, the earth structure beneath North East Indian Ocean plates is investigated using waveform analysis of Sumatra’s earthquakes recorded in HYB station. Seismogram analysis was conducted in the time domain and three Cartesians components simultaneously. The seismogram comparison shows that the global earth mantle of PREM provides deviating synthetic seismogram and has later arrival times than those from the measurement. To achieve the seismogram fitting, the gradient βh in the upper mantle layers was altered to positive from its negative slope as stated in the PREM model, and positive corrections are added to the zero order of polynomials coefficients of S velocity structure in all earth mantle layers. The excellent fitting, as well as travel time and waveform, were achieved on the S wave, Love and Rayleigh surface waves, as well as the ScS and ScS2 core reflected waves.

  5. Investigating the Tsunamigenic Potential of Earthquakes from Analysis of the Informational and Multifractal Properties of Seismograms

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    Telesca, Luciano; Chamoli, Ashutosh; Lovallo, Michele; Stabile, Tony Alfredo

    2015-07-01

    Revealing the tsunamigenic potential of an earthquake is very challenging in regards to minimizing the casualties a tsunami can provoke. Thus, development of methodologies that can reliably furnish a early warnings of a tsunami is crucial. In order to accomplish this aim it is important to preliminarily identify the characteristics of seismograms that can be used to distinguish tsunamigenic (TS) earthquakes from non-tsunamigenic (NTS) earthquakes. In this paper P-wave time dynamic of 17 seismograms of TS earthquakes and 26 NTS seismograms are analysed by means of two advanced statistical tools: the Fisher-Shannon method and the multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MFDFA). Both methods are well suited to disclosing the inner time properties of complex signals, as seismograms appear to be. Using these two methods jointly, we defined a classifier, the performance of which was tested by means of the receiver-operating characteristic curve that plots true positive rate versus false positive rate. This classifier shows a discrimination power that can be considered acceptable in comparison with the devastating effects caused by a non-alarmed tsunami. Our findings indicate that proper choice of the classifier's threshold allows correctly identification of approximately 69 % of the NTS seismograms and approximately 76 % of the TS seismograms. The presented results presented may be helpful in addressing the complex problem of early tsunami warning.

  6. Advanced criteria of seismic zoning and synthetic seismograms

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    A brief revision of the traditional deterministic and probabilistic methods of first order seismic zonation, outlining their limits and possibilities, indicates that they can only lead to a kind of ''post-event'' zonation, which has a limited local validity. The strong influence of laterial heterogeneities and of source properties on the spatial distribution of Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) and of the Total Energy of ground motion (W), indicates that the traditional methods require a deep revision. The method we have developed and applied to a first-order seismic zoning of the whole Italian territory and to the microzoning of specific objects, being based on the computation of synthetic seismograms, makes it possible and necessary to take source and propagation effects into account, fully utilizing the large amount of geological and geotechnical data, already available. Even though it falls in the domain of deterministic approaches, the method is very suitable for inclusion in the definition of new integrated procedures which combine probabilistic and deterministic approaches and allow us to minimize the present drawbacks which characterise the two methods when they are considered separately. If the seismotectonic regime is well known, a very important practical aspect of our deterministic approach is the immediate capability to direct the rescue intervention of the Civil Defence where the greatest damage is expected, by drawing post-event synthetic isoseismals for the source regions. Detailed modelling of ground motion for realistic two-dimensional media is a low-cost but very powerful tool for the prevention aspects of Civil Defence since it allows the computation of realistic seismic input for important structures based on the definition of a wide set of possible scenarios, which can be immediately used in the design of new seismo-resistant constructions and in the reinforcement of existing structures. (author). 65 refs, 14 figs

  7. Source mechanisms and near-source wave propagation from broadband seismograms

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    J. Perrot

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available Recording seismic events at teleseismic distances with broadband and high dynamic range instruments provides new high-quality data that allow us to interpret in more detail the complexity of seismic rupture as well as the heterogeneous structure of the medium surrounding the source where waves are initially propagating. Wave propagation analysis is performed by ray tracing in a local cartesian coordinate system near the source and in a global spherical coordinate system when waves enter the mantle. Seismograms are constructed at each station for a propagation in a 2.5-D medium. Many phases can be included and separately analyzed; this is one of the major advantages of ray tracing compared to other wave propagation techniques. We have studied four earthquakes, the 1988 Spitak Armenia Earthquake (Ms = 6.9, the 1990 Iran earthquake (Ms = 7.7, the 1990 romanian earthquake (Ms = 5.8 and the 1992 Erzincan, Turkey earthquake (Ms = 6.8. These earthquakes exhibit in different ways the complexity of the rupture and the signature of the medium surrounding the source. The use of velocity seismograms, the time derivative of displacement, increases the difficulty of the fit between synthetic seismograms and real seismograms but provides clear evidence for a need of careful time delay estimations of the different converted phases. We find that understanding of the seismic rupture as well as the influence of the medium surrounding the source for teleseismically recorded earthquakes requires a multi-stop procedure: starting with ground displacement seismograms, one is able to give a first description of the rupture as well as of the first-order influence of the medium. Then, considering the ground velocity seismograms makes the fit more difficult to obtain but increases our sensitivity to the rupture process and early converted phases. With increasing number of worldwide broadband stations, a complex rupture description is possible independently of field observations, which can be used to check the adequacy of such complicated models.

  8. Class Room Exercises Using JMA-59-Type Seismograms for Earthquake Study at High-School Level

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    Okamoto, Y.; Furuta, S.; Hirota, N.

    2013-12-01

    The JMA-59-type electromagnetic seismograph was the standard seismograph for routine observations by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) from the 1960's to the 1990's. Some features of those seismograms include 1) displacement wave records (electrically integrated from a velocity output by a moving-coil-type sensor), 2) ink records on paper (analog recording with time marks), 3) continuous drum recording for 12 h, and 4) lengthy operation time over several decades. However, the digital revolution in recording systems during the 1990's made these analog features obsolete, and their abundant and bulky paper-based records were stacked and sometimes disregarded in the library of every observatory. Interestingly, from an educational aspect, the disadvantages of these old-fashioned systems become highly advantageous for educational or outreach purposes. The updated digital instrument is essentially a 'black-box,' not revealing its internal mechanisms and being too fast for observing its signal processes. While the old seismometers and recording systems have been disposed of long since, stacks of analog seismograms continue to languish in observatories' back rooms. In our study, we develop some classroom exercises for studying earthquakes at the mid- to high-school level using these analog seismograms. These exercises include 1) reading the features of seismic records, 2) measuring the S-P time, 3) converting the hypocentral distance from Omori's distance formula, 4) locating the epicenter/hypocenter using the S-P times of surrounding stations, and 5) estimating earthquake magnitude using the Tsuboi's magnitude formula. For this calculation we developed a 'nomogram'--a graphical paper calculator created using a Python-based freeware tool named 'PyNomo.' We tested many seismograms and established the following rules: 1) shallow earthquakes are appropriate for using the Tsuboi's magnitude formula; 2) there is no saturation at peak amplitude; 3) seismograms make it easy to read S-P time and maximum amplitude; 4) they also make it is easy to locate an earthquake's hypocenter. For advanced study, particularly of the source mechanisms of earthquakes, P-wave arrival phases are typically determined from wave records. In this exercise, we use displacement-based records for use by students for recognizing these arrival phases directly rather than by using velocity or acceleration records. Following are some advantages of using these JMA-59-type seismograms: 1) displacement records are easy to compare with real ground motion; 2) ink records can help young students visualize the analog images of a legacy seismograph; 3) scale dimensions such as amplitude of 100 times and time scale of 1 mm/s are easy to explain while using these seismograms as an exercise resource. We confirmed the availability of our exercises by cooperation with our high-school students. We will offer some practical examples at the conference. Keywords: JMA-59 type seismograph, seismograms, hypocenter location, magnitude estimation, educational tool, classroom exercise, high-school

  9. Digital Filming of the Seismograms Held in the Jakarta Archives: A Pilot Program

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    Okal, E. A.; Kirby, S. H.

    2014-12-01

    Because of the long duration of most seismic cycles with respect to thehistory of seismological instrumentation,seismograms from the first half of the 20th century constitute an invaluableresource, allowing significant constraints on the regional chronologyof earthquake occurrence as well as the modern quantification of their sizethrough the calculation of seismic moments. This is especially true in theSouthern hemisphere which hosted few seismic stations before the 1930s. In this context, the preservation of seismograms in a digital format allowing their seamless exchange is an important challenge to the scientific community. Under funding from the Earth Observatory of Singapore, we initiated in July2014 a pilotproject, administered by IASPEI, to test the feasibility ofphotographically scanning records of the Wiechert and Bosch instruments operatedat the Jakarta (ex-Batavia) station since 1910 and archivedat the BMKG regional office in Ciputat. We used a 24 MP SONY alphaNEXT 7 camera with a nearly distortion-free wide angle lens mounted on a copystand with underside light-table illumination. We encounteredmany challenges, including the fragility of acidic paper,serious dark-brown age-toning of the paper, as well as many missing records.However, this pilot test showed that this inexpensive systemis effective in providing well-resolved waveforms, and reaped more than 500digital copies of seismograms of earthquakes earmarked for theirglobal or regional importance, going back to 1910.Including the compilation of metadata necessary for futuresearch capability, 15 to 20 seismograms can be scanned per hour.Following successful capacity building through on-site training of BMKG Staff,it is hoped that this project can be pursued at BMKG, and complementsimilar endeavors, especially in the critically important Southern Hemisphere,either ongoing (e.g., at Canberra, Silverton), or desirable (e.g., at Lower Hutt,La Paz).

  10. Synthetic seismogram images of upper mantle structure: No evidence for a 520 km discontinuity.

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    Bock, G.;  

    1994-01-01

    Seismological data used by Shearer (1990, 1991) to infer the existence of a seismic discontinuity at 520 km depth are compared with complete long-period body wave seismograms calculated for the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior 1001 (Iaspei91) Earth model. The Iaspei91 model does not contain a seismic discontinuity at or near 520 km depth. The observed P and SH multiples caused by topside reflections and SS precursors caused by underside reflections f...

  11. Ray synthetic seismograms: a useful tool in the International Data Center environment

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    Firbas, P. (Paul)

    1994-01-01

    In this paper some of the results of a feasibility study on ray synthetic seismograms usage are reported. A computational method, ways of composing synthetic traces, an application of the source wavelet and the radiation pattern and integration of such an approach into the Center for Seismic Studies (CSS) revision 3.0 structure are outlined. Further on, results obtained for model examples, nuclear explosions, and earthquakes are presented. Conclusions of the undertaken feasibility study help ...

  12. TESEO2: Turn the Eldest Seismograms into the Electronic Original Ones

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    Pintore, Stefano; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione CNT, Roma, Italia; Quintiliani, Matteo; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione CNT, Roma, Italia

    2006-01-01

    Historical seismograms contain a rich harvest of information useful for the study of past earthquakes. This requires proper digitization of the analog records if modern analysis is sought. The digitization procedure usually involves the extraction of the sample sequence directly from the image and, successively, a correction mapping from the (x,y) image coordinates to the amplitude and time of the samples. We present here a different digitization approach that relies on an intermediate parame...

  13. Development of XML Schema for Broadband Digital Seismograms and Data Center Portal

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    Takeuchi, N.; Tsuboi, S.; Ishihara, Y.; Nagao, H.; Yamagishi, Y.; Watanabe, T.; Yanaka, H.; Yamaji, H.

    2008-12-01

    There are a number of data centers around the globe, where the digital broadband seismograms are opened to researchers. Those centers use their own user interfaces and there are no standard to access and retrieve seismograms from different data centers using unified interface. One of the emergent technologies to realize unified user interface for different data centers is the concept of WebService and WebService portal. Here we have developed a prototype of data center portal for digital broadband seismograms. This WebService portal uses WSDL (Web Services Description Language) to accommodate differences among the different data centers. By using the WSDL, alteration and addition of data center user interfaces can be easily managed. This portal, called NINJA Portal, assumes three WebServices: (1) database Query service, (2) Seismic event data request service, and (3) Seismic continuous data request service. Current system supports both station search of database Query service and seismic continuous data request service. Data centers supported by this NINJA portal will be OHP data center in ERI and Pacific21 data center in IFREE/JAMSTEC in the beginning. We have developed metadata standard for seismological data based on QuakeML for parametric data, which has been developed by ETH Zurich, and XML-SEED for waveform data, which was developed by IFREE/JAMSTEC. The prototype of NINJA portal is now released through IFREE web page (http://www.jamstec.go.jp/pacific21/).

  14. Simulation of seismograms in a 2-D viscoelastic Earth by pseudospectral methods

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    Carcione, Jose M [Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Trieste (Italy); Helle, Hans B [Norsk Hydro a.s., 0 and E Research Centre, Bergen (Norway); Seriani, Geza [Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Trieste (Italy); Plasencia Linares, Milton P [Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata (Argentina)

    2005-04-15

    Using an improved global pseudospectral modeling algorithm we synthesize seismograms generated by oceanic and continental earthquakes. Attention is given to attenuation, to explicit modeling of boundary conditions at the ocean-bottom interface, simulation of the Rayleigh window and interface-wave propagation. The algorithm is based on Fourier and Chebyshev differential operators and a domain-decomposition technique - one grid for the fluid and another grid for the solid. Wave propagation in the oceanic and continent crusts and mantle is modeled by using a viscoelastic stress-strain relation based on memory variables. The main physical phenomena associated with an ocean-crust system are modeled, including Scholte waves, leaking Rayleigh waves, dispersive modes, and the Rayleigh-window phenomenon due to a minimum in the reflection coefficient of the ocean bottom, which has not been simulated with direct methods. In particular, we model Rayleigh modes (mainly the M11 mode), and coupled Rayleigh-Scholte waves, for which the dispersion relation is solved in simple cases. Also, we model the effects of random. [Spanish] El algoritmo de modulacion seudoespectral es mejorado y aplicado a la simulacion de sismogramas generados por sismos oceanicos y continentales, como atencion a la atenuacion y a la modelacion explicita de condiciones a la frontera en el fondo oceanico y a la simulacion de la ventana de Rayleigh y la propagacion en interfases. El algoritmo se basa en los operadores diferenciales de Fourier y de Chebyshev con una tecnica de decomposicion de dominios, una malla para el fluido y otra para el solido. Para la propagacion se usa una relacion de esfuerzo-deformacion basada en variables de memoria. Entre los fenomenos modelados se incluyen las ondas de Scholte, las ondas evanescentes de Rayleigh y los modos dispersivos, asi como la ventana de Rayleigh, un minimo del coeficiente de reflexion en el fondo oceanico que nunca ha sido simulado con metodos directos. Hemos modelado los modos de Rayleigh (principalmente M11) y las ondas acopladas Rayleigh-Scholte, resolviendo la relacion de dispersion para casos simples. Se modelo tambien efectos de inhomogeneidades aleatorias en la corteza y manto mediante una funcion de autocovarianza tipo von Karman que simula los efectos de dispersion de ondas. El programa bidimensional permite una variacion material general y una caracterizacion completa y exacta de la respuesta para sismos oceanicos y continentales. Se desarrolla un ejemplo para un sismograma originado en la region del Atlantico Sur.

  15. An indirect generation of 1D M(II)-2,5-dihydroxybenzoquinone coordination polymers, their structural rearrangements and generation of materials with a high affinity for H2, CO2 and CH4.

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    Abrahams, Brendan F; Dharma, A David; Dyett, Brendan; Hudson, Timothy A; Maynard-Casely, Helen; Kingsbury, Christopher J; McCormick, Laura J; Robson, Richard; Sutton, Ashley L; White, Keith F

    2016-01-19

    A series of solid-state structural transformations are found to accompany desolvation of relatively simple coordination polymers to yield materials that exhibit unexpected gas sorbing properties. Reaction of 1,2,4,5-tetrahydroxybenzene with M(II) salts (M = Mg, or Zn) in an alcohol/water solution in the presence of air affords cis-M(II)(C6H2O4(-II))(H2O)22H2OxROH, (M = Mg, or Zn), crankshaft-like chains in which the absolute configurations of the chiral metal centres follow the pattern ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?, and are hydrogen bonded together to generate spacious channels. When crystals of the crankshaft chain are air dried the crystals undergo a single crystal-to-powder rearrangement to form linear trans-M(II)(C6H2O4(-II))(H2O)2 chains. Further dehydration yields microporous solids that reversibly sorb H2, CH4 and CO2 with high sorption enthalpies. PMID:26733002

  16. Measuring the misfit between seismograms using an optimal transport distance: application to full waveform inversion

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    Métivier, L.; Brossier, R.; Mérigot, Q.; Oudet, E.; Virieux, J.

    2016-04-01

    Full waveform inversion using the conventional L2 distance to measure the misfit between seismograms is known to suffer from cycle skipping. An alternative strategy is proposed in this study, based on a measure of the misfit computed with an optimal transport distance. This measure allows to account for the lateral coherency of events within the seismograms, instead of considering each seismic trace independently, as is done generally in full waveform inversion. The computation of this optimal transport distance relies on a particular mathematical formulation allowing for the non-conservation of the total energy between seismograms. The numerical solution of the optimal transport problem is performed using proximal splitting techniques. Three synthetic case studies are investigated using this strategy: the Marmousi 2 model, the BP 2004 salt model, and the Chevron 2014 benchmark data. The results emphasize interesting properties of the optimal transport distance. The associated misfit function is less prone to cycle skipping. A workflow is designed to reconstruct accurately the salt structures in the BP 2004 model, starting from an initial model containing no information about these structures. A high-resolution P-wave velocity estimation is built from the Chevron 2014 benchmark data, following a frequency continuation strategy. This estimation explains accurately the data. Using the same workflow, full waveform inversion based on the L2 distance converges towards a local minimum. These results yield encouraging perspectives regarding the use of the optimal transport distance for full waveform inversion: the sensitivity to the accuracy of the initial model is reduced, the reconstruction of complex salt structure is made possible, the method is robust to noise, and the interpretation of seismic data dominated by reflections is enhanced.

  17. 1D Signal Phase Unwrapper

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    Signal phase values are crucial in seismic data interpretation to enhance the analysis of amplitudes, bright spots, dim spots etc. Phase values can be zeroed in a section to enhance signal comparison which can be related to velocities and other petro-physical properties. Homomorphic signal processing and deconvolution both require exact phase value estimates. Consequently, in-depth investigations are necessary to solve problems of phase estimation in various wave propagation situations. Meanwhile, phase values are often measured modulo-2 called principal values and the amount of phase estimation in various wave propagation situations. Meanwhile, values are often measured modulo-2 called principal values and the amount of phase information is independent of any integer multiple of 2 added to the principal value phase. However, to be useful for linear processing, this principal value phase has to be unwrapped. This will result in a continuous function, the 2 discontinuities being eliminated, or at least reduced. Operations like deconvolution and homomorphic signal processing require unwrapped phase values. Phase unwrapping is applied to pre-stack data for the computation of PVA phase variation with angle of incidence attribute used to improve processing and interpretation.Conventional 1D phase unwrapping algorithms integrate the wrapped phase difference between two contiguous points. This was later improved to use adaptive integration of phase differences. Alternatively, phase difference ambiguity due to sparse sampling can be overcome by taking samples at progressively closer intervals. These methods are often inadequate due to problems of aliasing caused by rapid phase value variations. We develop a 1D phase unwrapping technique using the amplitude of a complex trace and discrete Fourier transforms. This technique is simple, very reliable and less sensitive to aliasing. It exploits the periodicity of Fourier transform to unwind wrapped phase values. We demonstrate this technique using synthetic and real data

  18. 1-D neutronics optimization design for ITER CH HCSB TBM

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    The neutronics problem of the TBM module design connects closely with TBM's other problems, such as, tritium generation, thermo-hydraulic, safety, etc. An exact neutronics calculation for the TBM module is very important. Based on the 1-D calculation model given in the CH HCSB TBM design, a better 1-D neutronics optimization has been performed using the ONEDANT code with related database. (authors)

  19. Coal-seismic, desktop computer programs in BASIC; Part 7, Display and compute shear-pair seismograms

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    Hasbrouck, W.P.

    1983-01-01

    Processing of geophysical data taken with the U.S. Geological Survey's coal-seismic system is done with a desk-top, stand-alone computer. Programs for this computer are written in the extended BASIC language utilized by the Tektronix 4051 Graphic System. This report discusses and presents five computer pro grams used to display and compute shear-pair seismograms.

  20. Wavelet transform analysis of transient signals: the seismogram and the electrocardiogram

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    Anant, K.S.

    1997-06-01

    In this dissertation I quantitatively demonstrate how the wavelet transform can be an effective mathematical tool for the analysis of transient signals. The two key signal processing applications of the wavelet transform, namely feature identification and representation (i.e., compression), are shown by solving important problems involving the seismogram and the electrocardiogram. The seismic feature identification problem involved locating in time the P and S phase arrivals. Locating these arrivals accurately (particularly the S phase) has been a constant issue in seismic signal processing. In Chapter 3, I show that the wavelet transform can be used to locate both the P as well as the S phase using only information from single station three-component seismograms. This is accomplished by using the basis function (wave-let) of the wavelet transform as a matching filter and by processing information across scales of the wavelet domain decomposition. The `pick` time results are quite promising as compared to analyst picks. The representation application involved the compression of the electrocardiogram which is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart. Compression of the electrocardiogram is an important problem in biomedical signal processing due to transmission and storage limitations. In Chapter 4, I develop an electrocardiogram compression method that applies vector quantization to the wavelet transform coefficients. The best compression results were obtained by using orthogonal wavelets, due to their ability to represent a signal efficiently. Throughout this thesis the importance of choosing wavelets based on the problem at hand is stressed. In Chapter 5, I introduce a wavelet design method that uses linear prediction in order to design wavelets that are geared to the signal or feature being analyzed. The use of these designed wavelets in a test feature identification application led to positive results. The methods developed in this thesis; the feature identification methods of Chapter 3, the compression methods of Chapter 4, as well as the wavelet design methods of Chapter 5, are general enough to be easily applied to other transient signals.

  1. 1D stereological cuts: application to sligthly sintered model materials

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    Lichtenberg, M; Oger, L.; Gervois, A.

    1990-01-01

    Intercepts generated through granular packings by random 1D (line) sections may provide information on the geometry of the medium in a simpler way than metallographic cuts. The method, already tested on hard monosize spherical grain stackings, is used here to determine the average number of necks per grain of a classical model for slightly sintered materials.

  2. EUROSEISMOS 2002-2003 a project for saving and studying historical seismograms in the Eeuro-mediterranean area

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    Ferrari, G.; Pino, N. A.

    2003-04-01

    The study of the great earthquakes and the analysis of their tectonic significance are very important elements in the evaluation of seismic potential, seismic hazard and risk. The analysis of the seismograms of historical earthquakes plays a crucial role in understanding the patterns of deformation energy release, the characteristics of propagation and interaction of the seismic waves with the inhabited areas, in the areas affected by these events. The recovery and reproduction of historical seismograms and the indispensable information contained therein, on the instruments that recorded them and their related characteristics, often become difficult and laborious operations that deprive research of a disproportionate amount of human and economic resources in relation to the objective complexity of the matter. These difficulties have so far much reduced the number of study cases and have been a disincentive to researchers interested in dealing with this important research strand. In order to overcome these difficulties the EUROSEISMOS has been started up (http://80.117.141.2/Es_web); this is a project for collaboration between researchers and research bodies having a long tradition of seismic monitoring, with the following main objectives: 1) the recovery, with the reproduction at the SISMOS centre of the INGV, of the seismograms of the most important historical earthquakes (1895 1980) in the Euro-Mediterranean area in the 20th century; 2) benchmarking of experiences on the processing of seismographic historical data; 3) creation of a permanent workgroup on these aspects. So far 29 researchers belonging to 26 countries from Finland to Algeria, and from Georgia to Portugal, have joined the project. The approximately 300 earthquakes of primary interest for the researchers involved have been collected in a catalogue, and early in 2003 the first reproductions of seismograms were started.

  3. Instaseis: Instant Global Broadband Synthetic Seismograms Based on a Waveform Database

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    van Driel, Martin; Stähler, Simon; Krischer, Lion; Hutko, Alex; Hosseini, Kasra; Nissen-Meyer, Tarje

    2015-04-01

    Spherical models for planetary bodies represent a common characterization of bulk global material properties, often satisfying up to 90% of recorded data. Our new methodology combines accurate seismic wave propagation with symmetry properties of radiation patterns, reciprocity, and high-order interpolation to deliver a comprehensive waveform database from which arbitrary source-receiver configurations and high-frequency record sections for a given model can be extracted within seconds. The database thus acts as a once-and-for-all solution to wave propagation in spherically symmetric models. This not only frees users from re-running wave propagation codes, but opens doors to new applications in which vast numbers of parameter alterations are desired such as modifications in source properties (moment tensor, source-time function, location), filtering, or background models, e.g. in a framework for probabilistic uncertainty assessment. Using reciprocity, two simulations with the global wave-propagation solver, AxiSEM (Nissen-Meyer et al. 2014, www.axisem.info), suffice to generate a complete database of Green's functions: one as a "source" for the vertical, and one for both horizontal components. Storage of the propagating spatio-temporal displacement field at all distances (0-180 degrees) and depths (0-700km for earthquakes) on the actual basis of the spectral-element mesh ensures the same accuracy as for the numerical wave propagation solution upon posteriori interpolation. The ease of computation (10K CPU hours) and tolerable storage requirements (a few TB for 1Hz waveforms) implies that multiple such databases may be computed for several models at high resolution (1Hz for global-Earth synthetics), e.g. continental versus oceanic crust, anisotropic versus isotropic, or various lower-mantle models. Further applications include the efficient generation of reference synthetics for global tomography, wavefields for hybrid 1D-3D methods, and responses to finite-fault sources. Instaseis offers a user friendly interface written in Python and directly integrates with ObsPy, it includes a GUI and can run as Client/Server via HTTP, such that the databases can be accessed and shared via internet without the necessity to download large volumes of data. A first example of such a database is being developed and stored at the IRIS DMC (Seattle), to deliver on-demand customizable synthetics.

  4. Data Mining for Tectonic Tremor in a Large Global Seismogram Database using Preprocessed Data Quality Measurements

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    Rasor, B. A.; Brudzinski, M. R.

    2013-12-01

    The collision of plates at subduction zones yields the potential for disastrous earthquakes, yet the processes that lead up to these events are still largely unclear and make them difficult to forecast. Recent advancements in seismic monitoring has revealed subtle ground vibrations termed tectonic tremor that occur as long-lived swarms of narrow bandwidth activity, different from local earthquakes of comparable amplitude that create brief signals of broader, higher frequency. The close proximity of detected tremor events to the lower edge of the seismogenic zone along the subduction interface suggests a potential triggering relationship between tremor and megathrust earthquakes. Most tremor catalogs are constructed with detection methods that involve an exhausting download of years of high sample rate seismic data, as well as large computation power to process the large data volume and identify temporal patterns of tremor activity. We have developed a tremor detection method that employs the underutilized Quality Analysis Control Kit (QuACK), originally built to analyze station performance and identify instrument problems across the many seismic networks that contribute data to one of the largest seismogram databases in the world (IRIS DMC). The QuACK dataset stores seismogram amplitudes at a wide range of frequencies calculated every hour since 2005 for most stations achieved in the IRIS DMC. Such a preprocessed dataset is advantageous considering several tremor detection techniques use hourly seismic amplitudes in the frequency band where tremor is most active (2-5 Hz) to characterize the time history of tremor. Yet these previous detection techniques have relied on downloading years of 40-100 sample-per-second data to make the calculations, which typically takes several days on a 36-node high-performance cluster to calculate the amplitude variations for a single station. Processing times are even longer for a recently developed detection algorithm that utilize the ratio of amplitudes between tremor frequencies and those of local earthquakes (10-15 Hz) and surface waves (0.02-0.1 Hz). Using the QuACK dataset, we can make the more advanced calculations in a fraction of the time. This method works well to quickly detect tremor in the Cascadia region by finding similar times of increased tremor activity when comparing across a variety of stations within a 100km radius of a reference station. We confirm the legitimacy of this method by demonstrating comparable results to several previously developed tremor detection techniques despite a much shorter processing time. The rapid processing time has allowed us to refine the detection algorithm by seeking more optimal frequency bands by comparing results from our technique and others, using several stations across the Cascadia subduction zone. As we move forward, we will apply the method to other subduction zones, and ultimately to the vast set of seismic data stored at the IRIS DMC for which tremor has not been previously investigated.

  5. Study of East Kazakh explosions and propagation in Central Asia using regional Chinese seismograms

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    Seismograms recorded at the Urumchi Station in northwestern China from eleven Asian events including seven presumed East Kazakh nuclear explosions were analyzed. Group velocity dispersion curves of Rayleigh waves were measured at short periods on paths through basin and fold belt terrains. At 10 sec period, the velocities on paths over sedimentary basins are 25% slower than velocities on paths over fold belts. We interpret those differences in velocities to be due to the great thicknesses of sedimentary deposits in basin terrains. Epicentral locations were estimated using differential travel times between P/sub n/ and L/sub g/ and particle motions of Rayleigh waves measured on a single three-component record. For a 1000 km path, the location errors (one standad deviation) are about +-125 km in azimuth and +-30 km in distance. In addition, systematic errors due to structural effects on surface-wave paths and on velocities of regional phases are shown to seriously bias location estimates of several events. We applied a differential phase method to Rayleigh waves from the East Kazakh explosions and found that signals of all events are in-phase with signals from the reference event on 10/12/80. Thus, there is no evidence for phase reversals or shifts at the Urumchi station in the frequency band where signal to noise ratio is good and where assumptions of the method are valid. Seismic moments of explosions were estimated using models of explosion sources with associated tectonic release. Observed amplitude spectra of Rayleigh waves were richer in high frequencies than predicted by the model. This could be a source effect related to source medium excitation (i.e., Green's functions) or a path effect caused by energy focussing and/or amplifications. We discuss the potential bias in the estimates of moment due to assumptions/limitations. 24 references, 16 figures, 6 tables

  6. A Wavelet-based Seismogram Inversion Algorithm for the In Situ Characterization of Nonlinear Soil Behavior

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    Assimaki, D.; Li, W.; Kalos, A.

    2011-10-01

    We present a full waveform inversion algorithm of downhole array seismogram recordings that can be used to estimate the inelastic soil behavior in situ during earthquake ground motion. For this purpose, we first develop a new hysteretic scheme that improves upon existing nonlinear site response models by allowing adjustment of the width and length of the hysteresis loop for a relatively small number of soil parameters. The constitutive law is formulated to approximate the response of saturated cohesive materials, and does not account for volumetric changes due to shear leading to pore pressure development and potential liquefaction. We implement the soil model in the forward operator of the inversion, and evaluate the constitutive parameters that maximize the cross-correlation between site response predictions and observations on ground surface. The objective function is defined in the wavelet domain, which allows equal weight to be assigned across all frequency bands of the non-stationary signal. We evaluate the convergence rate and robustness of the proposed scheme for noise-free and noise-contaminated data, and illustrate good performance of the inversion for signal-to-noise ratios as low as 3. We finally employ the proposed scheme to downhole array data, and show that results compare very well with published data on generic soil conditions and previous geotechnical investigation studies at the array site. By assuming a realistic hysteretic model and estimating the constitutive soil parameters, the proposed inversion accounts for the instantaneous adjustment of soil response to the level and strain and load path during transient loading, and allows results to be used in predictions of nonlinear site effects during future events.

  7. Development of earthquake early warning system using real time signal of broadband seismogram

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    Earthquake pose serious threat of live and properties for urban area near subduction zone offshore and active fault on land. Jakarta and Bandung is an example of big city that no system of Earthquake early warning (EEW) event very high urbanization, and has many important infra structure in the area. The capital city is potentially high risk ground shaking. EEW can be usefull tool for reducing earthquake hazard, if spatial relation between cities and earthquake source is favorable for such warning and their citizens are properly trained to response early warning message. An EEW and rapid response system can provide the critical information needed to minimized lost of live and property and direct rescue. Earthquake ground shaking with magnitude M>6.0 from zone of Megathrust, southern of West Java should potentially damage in the area of west java especially Bandung and Jakarta City. This research development of EEW parameter such as amplitude displacement (Pd), rapid magnitude determination (M) and Peak ground Velocity (PGV). We explore the practical approach to EEW with the use of Broadband seismogram signal. Time effective EEW which epicenter from megathrust zone has potential to provide EEW in the area of west java such as Jakarta first ground shaking more or less 60 second later and strong shaking 118 second after EEW Alarm on CISI Station. EEW notification at potentially damage in the area of west java can be predicted from the characteristic of Pd > 0.5 cm, M> 6 and PGV > 10 cm/sec. GIS as a tool for presentation of hazard mapping in the affected area.

  8. Development of earthquake early warning system using real time signal of broadband seismogram

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    Gunawan, Hendar; Puspito, Nanang T.; Ibrahim, Gunawan; Harjadi, Prih [Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika, Jl. Angkasa I No 2 Jakarta 10720 Indonesia Institut Technologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2012-06-20

    Earthquake pose serious threat of live and properties for urban area near subduction zone offshore and active fault on land. Jakarta and Bandung is an example of big city that no system of Earthquake early warning (EEW) event very high urbanization, and has many important infra structure in the area. The capital city is potentially high risk ground shaking. EEW can be usefull tool for reducing earthquake hazard, if spatial relation between cities and earthquake source is favorable for such warning and their citizens are properly trained to response early warning message. An EEW and rapid response system can provide the critical information needed to minimized lost of live and property and direct rescue. Earthquake ground shaking with magnitude M>6.0 from zone of Megathrust, southern of West Java should potentially damage in the area of west java especially Bandung and Jakarta City. This research development of EEW parameter such as amplitude displacement (Pd), rapid magnitude determination (M) and Peak ground Velocity (PGV). We explore the practical approach to EEW with the use of Broadband seismogram signal. Time effective EEW which epicenter from megathrust zone has potential to provide EEW in the area of west java such as Jakarta first ground shaking more or less 60 second later and strong shaking 118 second after EEW Alarm on CISI Station. EEW notification at potentially damage in the area of west java can be predicted from the characteristic of Pd > 0.5 cm, M> 6 and PGV > 10 cm/sec. GIS as a tool for presentation of hazard mapping in the affected area.

  9. A comparison of two methods for earthquake source inversion using strong motion seismograms

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    G. C. Beroza

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we compare two time-domain inversion methods that have been widely applied to the problem of modeling earthquake rupture using strong-motion seismograms. In the multi-window method, each point on the fault is allowed to rupture multiple times. This allows flexibility in the rupture time and hence the rupture velocity. Variations in the slip-velocity function are accommodated by variations in the slip amplitude in each time-window. The single-window method assumes that each point on the fault ruptures only once, when the rupture front passes. Variations in slip amplitude are allowed and variations in rupture velocity are accommodated by allowing the rupture time to vary. Because the multi-window method allows greater flexibility, it has the potential to describe a wider range of faulting behavior; however, with this increased flexibility comes an increase in the degrees of freedom and the solutions are comparatively less stable. We demonstrate this effect using synthetic data for a test model of the Mw 7.3 1992 Landers, California earthquake, and then apply both inversion methods to the actual recordings. The two approaches yield similar fits to the strong-motion data with different seismic moments indicating that the moment is not well constrained by strong-motion data alone. The slip amplitude distribution is similar using either approach, but important differences exist in the rupture propagation models. The single-window method does a better job of recovering the true seismic moment and the average rupture velocity. The multi-window method is preferable when rise time is strongly variable, but tends to overestimate the seismic moment. Both methods work well when the rise time is constant or short compared to the periods modeled. Neither approach can recover the temporal details of rupture propagation unless the distribution of slip amplitude is constrained by independent data.

  10. 1D WCIP and FEM hybridization

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    Girard, Caroline; Raveu, Nathalie; Perrussel, Ronan; Li, Jia; Lanteri, Stéphane

    2012-01-01

    The hybridization between two numerical methods, the 1D Wave Concept Iterative Procedure (WCIP) and the 2D Finite Element Method (FEM), is introduced. Preliminary numerical results are also presented.

  11. Chaos in 1D radiative edge plasmas

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    Bachmann, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Berlin (Germany). Bereich Plasmadiagnostik

    2002-07-01

    Bifurcation and chaos in radiative edge plasmas are investigated on the basis of a periodically driven reaction-diffusion equation which results from the time dependent 1d heat conduction equation including a given periodically time-modulated impurity density. The temporal problem shows the transition to chaos through the Feigenbaum route. In 1d and time dependent plasmas Hopf bifurcation and intermittency phenomena exist. The application to a carbon seeded plasma shows the existence of different oscillation regimes. (orig.)

  12. Chaos in 1D radiative edge plasmas

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    Bifurcation and chaos in radiative edge plasmas are investigated on the basis of a periodically driven reaction-diffusion equation which results from the time dependent 1d heat conduction equation including a given periodically time-modulated impurity density. The temporal problem shows the transition to chaos through the Feigenbaum route. In 1d and time dependent plasmas Hopf bifurcation and intermittency phenomena exist. The application to a carbon seeded plasma shows the existence of different oscillation regimes. (orig.)

  13. Chaos in 1d radiative edge plasmas

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    Bachmann, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching (Germany). EURATOM-IPP Association

    2001-09-01

    Bifurcation and chaos in radiative edge plasmas are investigated on the basis of a periodically driven reaction-diffusion equation which results from the time dependent 1d heat conduction equation including a given periodically time-modulated impurity density. The temporal problem shows the transition to chaos through the Feigenbaum route. In 1d and time dependent plasmas Hopf bifurcation and intermittency phenomena are shown to exist. The application to a carbon seeded plasma shows the existence of different oscillation regimes. (orig.)

  14. Global Scale Exploration Seismics: Mapping Mantle Discontinuities with Inverse Scattering Methods and Millions of Seismograms

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    van der Hilst, R. D.; de Hoop, M. V.; Shim, S. H.; Shang, X.; Wang, P.; Cao, Q.

    2012-04-01

    Over the past three decades, tremendous progress has been made with the mapping of mantle heterogeneity and with the understanding of these structures in terms of, for instance, the evolution of Earth's crust, continental lithosphere, and thermo-chemical mantle convection. Converted wave imaging (e.g., receiver functions) and reflection seismology (e.g. SS stacks) have helped constrain interfaces in crust and mantle; surface wave dispersion (from earthquake or ambient noise signals) characterizes wavespeed variations in continental and oceanic lithosphere, and body wave and multi-mode surface wave data have been used to map trajectories of mantle convection and delineate mantle regions of anomalous elastic properties. Collectively, these studies have revealed substantial ocean-continent differences and suggest that convective flow is strongly influenced by but permitted to cross the upper mantle transition zone. Many questions have remained unanswered, however, and further advances in understanding require more accurate depictions of Earth's heterogeneity at a wider range of length scales. To meet this challenge we need new observationsmore, better, and different types of dataand methods that help us extract and interpret more information from the rapidly growing volumes of broadband data. The huge data volumes and the desire to extract more signal from them means that we have to go beyond 'business as usual' (that is, simplified theory, manual inspection of seismograms, ). Indeed, it inspires the development of automated full wave methods, both for tomographic delineation of smooth wavespeed variations and the imaging (for instance through inverse scattering) of medium contrasts. Adjoint tomography and reverse time migration, which are closely related wave equation methods, have begun to revolutionize seismic inversion of global and regional waveform data. In this presentation we will illustrate this development - and its promise - drawing from our work on inverse scattering of reflected SS and ScS/SKKS wavefields and reverse time migration of converted P and S waves. With SS and the wave conversions we study the upper mantle transition zone and with ScS/SKKS we image complex structures near the base of the mantle.

  15. A 2-D spectral-element method for computing spherical-earth seismograms-II. Waves in solid-fluid media

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    Nissen-Meyer, Tarje; Fournier, Alexandre; Dahlen, F. A.

    2008-09-01

    We portray a dedicated spectral-element method to solve the elastodynamic wave equation upon spherically symmetric earth models at the expense of a 2-D domain. Using this method, 3-D wavefields of arbitrary resolution may be computed to obtain Fréchet sensitivity kernels, especially for diffracted arrivals. The meshing process is presented for varying frequencies in terms of its efficiency as measured by the total number of elements, their spacing variations and stability criteria. We assess the mesh quantitatively by defining these numerical parameters in a general non-dimensionalized form such that comparisons to other grid-based methods are straightforward. Efficient-mesh generation for the PREM example and a minimum-messaging domain decomposition and parallelization strategy lay foundations for waveforms up to frequencies of 1 Hz on moderate PC clusters. The discretization of fluid, solid and respective boundary regions is similar to previous spectral-element implementations, save for a fluid potential formulation that incorporates the density, thereby yielding identical boundary terms on fluid and solid sides. We compare the second-order Newmark time extrapolation scheme with a newly implemented fourth-order symplectic scheme and argue in favour of the latter in cases of propagation over many wavelengths due to drastic accuracy improvements. Various validation examples such as full moment-tensor seismograms, wavefield snapshots, and energy conservation illustrate the favourable behaviour and potential of the method.

  16. Quasi-1D parahydrogen in nanopores

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    Omiyinka, Tokunbo

    2015-01-01

    The low temperature physics of parahydrogen (ph2) confined in cylindrical channels of diameter of the order of 1 nm is studied theoretically by Quantum Monte Carlo simulations. On varying the attractive strength of the wall of the cylindrical pore, as well as its diameter, the equilibrium phase evolves from a single quasi-1D channel along the axis, to a concentric cylindrical shell. It is found that the quasi-1D system retains a strong propensity to crystallization, even though on weakly attractive substrates quantum fluctuations reduce somewhat such a tendency compared to the purely 1D system. No evidence of a topologically protected superfluid phase (in the Luttinger sense) is observed. Implications on the possible existence of a bulk superfluid phase of parahydrogen are discussed

  17. PALLAS-1D(V3): variable-dimension version of PALLAS-1D(VII)

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    The PALLAS-1D(V3) program is a variable-dimension version of the PALLAS-1D(VII) code, which is the revised version of the PALLAS-PL, SP-Br code. The PALLAS-1D(VII) code could treat transport of both neutrons and gamma rays, in particular of secondary photons including the bremsstrahlung and annihilation photons. This document gives a full description of input and output data for PALLAS-1D(V3) code, also with the input description of several sample problems. (author)

  18. Seismogram Analysis of the Earthquakes in Sumatra on WRAB Observation Station: S Wave Velocity Structure on Subduction Zone of Sumatra-Java

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    Bagus Jaya Santosa

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The S wave velocity structure at subduction zone under Sumatra-Java was investigated through seismogram analysis in time domain and three Cartesian’s components simultaneously. The main data set was the comparison between the measured seismogram and the synthetic one, not the travel time data. The synthetic seismogram was calculated with the GEMINI method. The seismogram comparison shows that the global earth mantle of PREMAN gives deviating synthetic seismogram and has later arrival times than the measured one. The gradient bh in the upper mantle is altered to positive from its negative slope as in the PREMAN model, and positive corrections are added to the zero order of polynomial’s coefficients in all earth mantle layers. The excellent fitting, as well as travel time or waveform, were obtained on the surface waves of Love and Rayleigh, the S and SS mantle and repetitive depth waves. The additional positive corrections were also confirmed by a well fitting on the repetitive depth waves. This result expresses that part of the earth mantle that due to tectonic processes has positive anomaly on S wave velocity and vertical anisotropy in all of the earth mantle layers.

  19. 1-D equations of radiation hydrodynamics

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    The radiation transfer equation is derived in the comoving frame, in curvilinear coordinates, to first order in u/c, no symmetry being assumed. This equation is then specialized to 1-D, and its moments are calculated for the limiting case of Thomson scattering. The equations of radiation hydrodynamics are also given

  20. 1d WCIP and FEM hybridization

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    Girard, Caroline; Raveu, Nathalie; Lanteri, Stphane; Perrussel, Ronan

    2012-01-01

    An hybridization between two numerical methods, the 1d Wave Concept Iterative Procedure (WCIP) and the 2d Finite Element Method (FEM), is developed. Using two examples, comparisons are provided between the new hybrid method and an analytic solution, when available, or the WCIP alone.

  1. Preparation of 1D nanostructures using biomolecules

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    In this paper we have shown that one-dimensional (1D) particle arrays can be obtained using biomolecules, like DNA or amino-acids. Nano-arrays of silver and gold were prepared in a single-step synthesis, by exploiting the binding abilities of ?-DNA and L-Arginine. The morphology and optical properties of these nanostructures were investigated using AFM, TEM and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy.

  2. Coalescence phenomena in 1D silver nanostructures

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    Gutierrez-Wing, C; Perez-Alvarez, M; Mondragon-Galicia, G [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carretera Mexico-Toluca S/N La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico, CP 52750 (Mexico); Arenas-Alatorre, J [Instituto de Fisica, UNAM, Apartado Postal 20-364, 01000 Mexico DF (Mexico); Gutierrez-Wing, M T; Rusch, K A [Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Henk, M C [Socolofsky Microscopy Center, Department of Biological Sciences, 202 Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Negulescu, I I, E-mail: claudia.gutierrez@inin.gob.m [Department of Chemistry, 232 Choppin Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States)

    2009-07-22

    Different coalescence processes on 1D silver nanostructures synthesized by a PVP assisted reaction in ethylene glycol at 160 deg. C were studied experimentally and theoretically. Analysis by TEM and HRTEM shows different defects found on the body of these materials, suggesting that they were induced by previous coalescence processes in the synthesis stage. TEM observations showed that irradiation with the electron beam eliminates the boundaries formed near the edges of the structures, suggesting that this process can be carried out by the application of other means of energy (i.e. thermal). These results were also confirmed by theoretical calculations by Monte Carlo simulations using a Sutton-Chen potential. A theoretical study by molecular dynamics simulation of the different coalescence processes on 1D silver nanostructures is presented, showing a surface energy driven sequence followed to form the final coalesced structure. Calculations were made at 1000-1300 K, which is near the melting temperature of silver (1234 K). Based on these results, it is proposed that 1D nanostructures can grow through a secondary mechanism based on coalescence, without losing their dimensionality.

  3. The analysis of historical seismograms: an important tool for seismic hazard assessment. Case histories from French and Italian earthquakes

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    Seismic hazard assessment relies on the knowledge of the source characteristics of past earthquakes. Unfortunately, seismic waveform analysis, representing the most powerful tool for the investigation of earthquake source parameters, is only possible for events occurred in the last 100-120 years, i.e., since seismographs with known response function were developed. Nevertheless, during this time significant earthquakes have been recorded by such instruments and today, also thanks to technological progress, these data can be recovered and analysed by means of modern techniques. In this paper, aiming at giving a general sketch of possible analyses and attainable results in historical seismogram studies, I briefly describe the major difficulties in processing the original waveforms and present a review of the results that I obtained from previous seismogram analysis of selected significant historical earthquakes occurred during the first decades of the 20. century, including (A) the December 28, 1908, Messina straits (southern Italy), (B) the June 11, 1909, Lambesc (southern France) - both of which are the strongest ever recorded instrumentally in their respective countries - and (C) the July 13, 1930, Irpinia (southern Italy) events. For these earthquakes, the major achievements are represented by the assessment of the seismic moment (A, B, C), the geometry and kinematics of faulting (B, C), the fault length and an approximate slip distribution (A, C). The source characteristics of the studied events have also been interpreted in the frame of the tectonic environment active in the respective region of interest. In spite of the difficulties inherent to the investigation of old seismic data, these results demonstrate the invaluable and irreplaceable role of historical seismogram analysis in defining the local seismo-genic potential and, ultimately, for assessing the seismic hazard. The retrieved information is crucial in areas where important civil engineering works are planned, as in the case of the single-span bridge to be built across the Messina straits and the ITER nuclear fusion power plant to be built in Cadarache, close to the location of the Lambesc event, and in regions characterized by high seismic risk, such as southern Appennines. (author)

  4. Measurement of persistence in 1D diffusion

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    Wong, Glenn P.; Mair, Ross W.; Walsworth, Ronald L.; Cory, David G.

    2000-01-01

    Using a novel NMR scheme we observed persistence in 1-D gas diffusion. Analytical approximations and numerical simulations have indicated that for an initially random array of spins undergoing diffusion, the probability p(t) that the average spin magnetization in a given region has not changed sign (i.e., ``persists'') up to time t follows a power law t^{-\\theta}, where \\theta\\ depends on the dimensionality of the system. Using laser-polarized ^{129}Xe gas, we prepared an initial ``quasirando...

  5. Shielding effects in 1-D transformation kinetics

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    Birnie, Dunbar P.; Weinberg, Michael C.

    1996-02-01

    A new derivation is presented for the fraction of material transformed as a function of time, X( t), for 1-D phase transformations which occur via nucleation and growth and which produce anisotropic particles. The derivation, which is coached in terms of aggressor and blocker particles, accounts for shielding effects and is more easily generalizable to more complex situations than a previous derivation for X( t) for this problem. Since this 1-D problem is equivalent to the 2-D case in the limit of low seeding density, the accuracy of our resulting formula for X( t) is assessed by illustrative calculations using elliptically shaped particles. It is found that the derived expression is nearly precise. In addition, we examine the influence of particle growth rate anisotropy and particle shape on the importance of shielding effects. We conclude that for growth rate anisotropies (ratio of major to minor axis growth rates) smaller than 5, shielding effects are not very significant. Also, particle shape appears to have a small effect on transformation kinetics.

  6. Hamming Distance and Data Compression of 1-D CA

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    Raied Salman

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper an application of von Neumann correct ion technique to the output string of some chaotic rules of 1-D Cellular Automata that are uns uitable for cryptographic pseudo random number generation due to their non uniform distribu tion of the binary elements is presented. The one dimensional (1-D Cellular Automata (CA Ru le space will be classified by the time run of Hamming Distance (HD. This has the advantage of determining the rules that have short cycle lengths and therefore deemed to be unsuitable for cryptographic pseudo random number generation. The data collected from evolution of ch aotic rules that have long cycles are subjected to the original von Neumann density corre ction scheme as well as a new generalized scheme presented in this paper and tested for stati stical testing fitness using Diehard battery of tests. Results show that significant improvement in the statistical tests are obtained when the output of a balanced chaotic rule are mutually excl usive ORed with the output of unbalanced chaotic rule that have undergone von Neumann densit y correction.

  7. 1-D hybrid code for FRM dynamics

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    A 1-D radial hybrid code has been written to study the start-up of the FRM via neutral-beam injection. This code, named FROST (Field Reversed One-dimensional STart-up), models the plasma as azimuthal symmetric with no axial dependence. A multi-group method in energy and canonical angular momentum describes the large-orbit ions from the beam. This method is designed to be more efficient than those employing particle tracking, since the characteristic timescale of the simulation is the ion slowing down time, rather than the much shorter cyclotron period. A time-differentiated Grad-Shafranov equation couples the ion current to massless fluid equations describing electrons and low energy ions. Flux coordinates are used in this fluid model, in preference to an Eulerian framework, so that coupling of plasma at the two different radii of a closed flux surface may be treated with ease. Since a fluid treatment for electrons is invalid near a field null, a separate model for the electron current has been included for this region, a unique feature. Results of simulation of injection into a 2XIIB-like plasma are discussed. Electron currents are found to retard, but not prevent reversal of the magnetic field at the plasma center

  8. Blood flow quantification using 1D CFD parameter identification

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    Brosig, Richard; Kowarschik, Markus; Maday, Peter; Katouzian, Amin; Demirci, Stefanie; Navab, Nassir

    2014-03-01

    Patient-specific measurements of cerebral blood flow provide valuable diagnostic information concerning cerebrovascular diseases rather than visually driven qualitative evaluation. In this paper, we present a quantitative method to estimate blood flow parameters with high temporal resolution from digital subtraction angiography (DSA) image sequences. Using a 3D DSA dataset and a 2D+t DSA sequence, the proposed algorithm employs a 1D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model for estimation of time-dependent flow values along a cerebral vessel, combined with an additional Advection Diffusion Equation (ADE) for contrast agent propagation. The CFD system, followed by the ADE, is solved with a finite volume approximation, which ensures the conservation of mass. Instead of defining a new imaging protocol to obtain relevant data, our cost function optimizes the bolus arrival time (BAT) of the contrast agent in 2D+t DSA sequences. The visual determination of BAT is common clinical practice and can be easily derived from and be compared to values, generated by a 1D-CFD simulation. Using this strategy, we ensure that our proposed method fits best to clinical practice and does not require any changes to the medical work flow. Synthetic experiments show that the recovered flow estimates match the ground truth values with less than 12% error in the mean flow rates.

  9. Detection and identification of sources of very distant seismic events in Western United States using single array seismograms

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    In search of a new source discriminant based on the characteristics of PP signal, a study has been made by special further processing of Gauribidanur array (GBA) seismograms of underground explosions at Nevada Test Site (NTS) in Southern Nevada and of tectonic earthquakes in five provinces in the Western United States (US), both class of events being situated in the far teleseismic distance range (120deg

  10. Coal-seismic, desktop computer programs in BASIC; Part 5, Perform X-square T-square analysis and plot normal moveout lines on seismogram overlay

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    Hasbrouck, W.P.

    1983-01-01

    Processing of data taken with the U.S. Geological Survey's coal-seismic system is done with a desktop, stand-alone computer. Programs for this computer are written in the extended BASIC language used by the Tektronix 4051 Graphic System. This report presents computer programs to perform X-square/T-square analyses and to plot normal moveout lines on a seismogram overlay.

  11. Synthetic Seismograms in Transversely Isotropic Plane Layered Media Sismogrammes synthétiques dans les milieux stratifiés présentant une isotropie plane

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    Guennou C.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of the work presented in the paper, is to compute the response of transversely isotropic plane layered media excited by a buried or surface source, in order to obtain a method which can help interpreting real seismograms. The computation in frequency f and wavenumber k domain based on the Kennett's reflectivity method is exposed. Displacements in space and time are calculated by numerical integration (Fourier-Hankel transform) of the response in frequency and wavenumber domain. Th...

  12. Reducing uncertainties in the velocities determined by inversion of phase velocity dispersion curves using synthetic seismograms

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    Hosseini, Seyed Mehrdad

    Characterizing the near-surface shear-wave velocity structure using Rayleigh-wave phase velocity dispersion curves is widespread in the context of reservoir characterization, exploration seismology, earthquake engineering, and geotechnical engineering. This surface seismic approach provides a feasible and low-cost alternative to the borehole measurements. Phase velocity dispersion curves from Rayleigh surface waves are inverted to yield the vertical shear-wave velocity profile. A significant problem with the surface wave inversion is its intrinsic non-uniqueness, and although this problem is widely recognized, there have not been systematic efforts to develop approaches to reduce the pervasive uncertainty that affects the velocity profiles determined by the inversion. Non-uniqueness cannot be easily studied in a nonlinear inverse problem such as Rayleigh-wave inversion and the only way to understand its nature is by numerical investigation which can get computationally expensive and inevitably time consuming. Regarding the variety of the parameters affecting the surface wave inversion and possible non-uniqueness induced by them, a technique should be established which is not controlled by the non-uniqueness that is already affecting the surface wave inversion. An efficient and repeatable technique is proposed and tested to overcome the non-uniqueness problem; multiple inverted shear-wave velocity profiles are used in a wavenumber integration technique to generate synthetic time series resembling the geophone recordings. The similarity between synthetic and observed time series is used as an additional tool along with the similarity between the theoretical and experimental dispersion curves. The proposed method is proven to be effective through synthetic and real world examples. In these examples, the nature of the non-uniqueness is discussed and its existence is shown. Using the proposed technique, inverted velocity profiles are estimated and effectiveness of this technique is evaluated; in the synthetic example, final inverted velocity profile is compared with the initial target velocity model, and in the real world example, final inverted shear-wave velocity profile is compared with the velocity model from independent measurements in a nearby borehole. Real world example shows that it is possible to overcome the non-uniqueness and distinguish the representative velocity profile for the site that also matches well with the borehole measurements.

  13. Synthetic seismograms in laterrally heterogeneous anelastic media: Modal summation for the case of offshore seismic sources (deep-sea trough)

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    While waiting for the increment of strong motion data, especially for earthquake prone areas outside the United States and Japan, a very useful approach to perform immediate site specific seismic hazard assessment is the development and use of modelling tools. They are based, on one hand, on the theoretical knowledge of the physics of the seismic source and of wave propagation and, on the other hand, on the exploitation of the relatively rich database, already available, that can be used for the definition of the source and structural models. With these input data we model the ground motion using the mode-coupling approach for sharply varying laterally heterogeneous anelastic media, i.e. computing the coupling coefficients for the modes transmitted and reflected at the vertical interface, between two quarter spaces in welded contact. The formalism can be readily applied to any laterally heterogeneous structure by using a custom series of layered anelastic structures in welded contact at vertical interfaces. The case of seismic wave propagation in smooth varying laterally heterogeneous layered media, is solved with an approximation, equivalent to WKBJ method. The theoretical formulation that combines both WKBJ and the coupling coefficients approaches, is implemented in a computer program package. The computer code we have developed allows us to calculate synthetic seismograms for a wide range of laterally inhomogeneous layered anelastic media. As a case study we use an earthquake which occurred on December 16, 1999 (mb=4.8) beneath the Bartlett sea trough, south of Santiago de Cuba city, that was recorded by an accelerometer (SMA-100) placed in Rio Carpintero (RCC) station, at an epicentral distance of about 30 Km. The path travelled by the waves corresponds to a complex structure from undersea source to inland seismic station. A good fit between the observed transverse component (SH-waves) of acceleration and the corresponding synthetic signal is obtained for a seismic moment of M0-7,1.1022. (author)

  14. Axial turbomachine modelling with a 1D axisymmetric approach

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    This work concerns the design and safety analysis of direct cycle gas cooled reactor. The estimation of compressor and turbine performances in transient operations is of high importance for the designer. The first goal of this study is to provide a description of compressor behaviour in unstable conditions with a better understanding than the models based on performance maps ('traditional' 0D approach). A supplementary objective is to provide a coherent description of the turbine behaviour. The turbomachine modelling approach consists in the solution of 1D axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations on an axial grid inside the turbomachine: mass, axial momentum, circumferential momentum and total-enthalpy balances are written. Blade forces are taken into account by using compressor or turbine blade cascade steady correlations. A particular effort has been developed to generate or test correlations in low mass flow and negative mass flow regimes, based on experimental data. The model is tested on open literature cases of the gas turbine aircraft community. For compressor and turbine, steady situations are fairly described, especially for medium and high mass flow rate. The dynamic behaviour of compressor is also quite well described, even in unstable operation (surge): qualitative tendencies (role of plenum volume and role of throttle) and some quantitative characteristics (frequency) are in a good agreement with experimental data. The application to transient simulations of gas cooled nuclear reactors is concentrated on the hypothetical 10 in. break accident. The results point out the importance of the location of the pipe rupture in a hypothetical break event. In some detailed cases, compressor surge and back flow through the circuit can occur. In order to be used in a design phase, a simplified model of surge has also been developed. This simplified model is applied to the gas fast reactor (GFR) and compared quite favourably with 1D axisymmetric simulation results

  15. 1D2D coupling for river flow modeling

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    Finaud-Guyot, Pascal; Delenne, Carole; Guinot, Vincent; Llovel, Ccile

    2011-01-01

    1D-2D coupling for river ow modeling. A shallow water-based model for river-oodplain interaction (SW12D for Shallow Water 1D-2D) is presented. The main channel and oodplain are discretized using 1D and 2D elements respectively. The proposed model provides an improved description of hydraulic phenomena over existing models by (i) including lateral momentum transfer between the main channel and the oodplain, (ii) taking the 2D nature of the ow into account within the 1D elements that describe t...

  16. A 1-D model of sinking particles

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    Jokulsdottir, T.; Archer, D.

    2006-12-01

    Acidification of the surface ocean due to increased atmospheric CO2 levels is altering its saturation state with respect to calcium carbonate (Orr et al., 2005) and the ability of calcifying phytoplankton to calcify (Riebesell et al., 2000). Sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide into the deep ocean is affected by this, because calcite is the key component in ballasting sinking particles (Klaas and Archer, 2001). The settling velocity of particles is not explicitly modeled but often represented as a constant in climate models. That is clearly inaccurate as the composition of particles changes with depth as bacteria and dissolution processes act on its different components, changing their ratio with depth. An idealized, mechanistic model of particles has been developed where settling velocity is calculated from first principles. The model is forced 100m below the surface with export ratios (organic carbon/calcium carbonate) corresponding to different CO2 levels according to Riebesell et al. The resulting flux is compared to the flux generated by the same model where the settling velocity is held constant. The model produces a relatively constant rain ratio regardless of the amount of calcite available to ballast the particle, which is what data suggests (Conte et al., 2001), whereas a constant velocity model does not. Comparing the flux of particulate organic carbon to the seafloor with increasing CO2 levels, the outcome of the constant velocity model is an increase whereas when the velocity is calculated a decrease results. If so, the change in export ratio with an increase in CO2 concentrations acts as a positive feedback: as increased atmospheric CO2 levels lead to the ocean pH being lowered, reduced calcification of marine organisms results and a decrease in particulate organic carbon flux to the deep ocean, which again raises CO2 concentrations. Conte, M.,, N. Ralph, E. Ross, Seasonal and interannual variability in deep ocean particle fluxes at the Oceanic Flux Program (OFP)/Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) site in the western Sargasso Sea near Bermuda, Deep-Sea Research II 48 1471-1505, 2001 Klaas, C., and D.E. Archer, Association of sinking organic matter with various types of mineral ballast in the deep sea: Implications for the rain ratio, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16, 2002. Orr, J. C. and et. al. Anthropogenic ocean acidification over calcifying organisms. Nature, 437(29):681 686, 2005. U. Riebesell, I. Zondervan, B. Rost, P.D. Tortell, R.E. Zeebe, and F.M.M.Morel. Reduced calcification of marine plankton in response to increased atmospheric CO2. Nature, 407:364 368, 2000.

  17. Yield and depth Estimation of Selected NTS Nuclear and SPE Chemical Explosions Using Source Equalization by modeling Local and Regional Seismograms (Invited)

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    Saikia, C. K.; Roman-nieves, J. I.; Woods, M. T.

    2013-12-01

    Source parameters of nuclear and chemical explosions are often estimated by matching either the corner frequency and spectral level of a single event or the spectral ratio when spectra from two events are available with known source parameters for one. In this study, we propose an alternative method in which waveforms from two or more events can be simultaneously equalized by setting the differential of the processed seismograms at one station from any two individual events to zero. The method involves convolving the equivalent Mueller-Murphy displacement source time function (MMDSTF) of one event with the seismogram of the second event and vice-versa, and then computing their difference seismogram. MMDSTF is computed at the elastic radius including both near and far-field terms. For this method to yield accurate source parameters, an inherent assumption is that green's functions for the any paired events from the source to a receiver are same. In the frequency limit of the seismic data, this is a reasonable assumption and is concluded based on the comparison of green's functions computed for flat-earth models at various source depths ranging from 100m to 1Km. Frequency domain analysis of the initial P wave is, however, sensitive to the depth phase interaction, and if tracked meticulously can help estimating the event depth. We applied this method to the local waveforms recorded from the three SPE shots and precisely determined their yields. These high-frequency seismograms exhibit significant lateral path effects in spectrogram analysis and 3D numerical computations, but the source equalization technique is independent of any variation as long as their instrument characteristics are well preserved. We are currently estimating the uncertainty in the derived source parameters assuming the yields of the SPE shots as unknown. We also collected regional waveforms from 95 NTS explosions at regional stations ALQ, ANMO, CMB, COR, JAS LON, PAS, PFO and RSSD. We are currently employing a station based analysis using the equalization technique to estimate depth and yields of many relative to those of the announced explosions; and to develop their relationship with the Mw and Mo for the NTS explosions.

  18. Exact resolution method for general 1D polynomial Schroedinger equation

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    The stationary 1D Schroedinger equation with a polynomial potential V(q) of degree N is reduced to a system of (complex) exact quantization conditions of Bohr-Sommerfeld form. They arise from bilinear (Wronskian) functional relations pairing spectral determinants of (N+2) generically distinct operators, all the transforms of one quantum Hamiltonian under a cyclic group of complex scalings. The determinants' zeros define (N+2) semi-infinite chains of points in the complex spectral plane, and these encode the original quantum problem. Now, each chain can be assigned an exact quantization condition which constrains it relative to its neighbours, resulting in closed equilibrium conditions for the global chain system; these are supplemented by the standard (Bohr-Sommerfeld) quantization conditions, which bind the infinite tail of each chain asymptotically. This reduced problem is then probed numerically for effective solvability upon test cases (mostly, symmetric quartic oscillators): we find that the iterative enforcement of all the quantization conditions generates discrete chain dynamics which appear to converge geometrically towards the correct eigenvalues/eigenfunctions. We conjecture that the exact quantization then acts by specifying reduced chain dynamics which can be stable (contractive) and thus reconstruct the exact quantum data as their fixed point. (To date, this statement is verified only empirically and in a vicinity of purely quartic or sextic potentials V(q).)(author)

  19. Interaction of environmental contaminants with zebrafish organic anion transporting polypeptide, Oatp1d1 (Slco1d1)

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    Popovic, Marta; Zaja, Roko [Laboratory for Molecular Ecotoxicology, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, 10 000 Zagreb (Croatia); Fent, Karl [University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, School of Life Sciences, Gründenstrasse 40, CH-4132 Muttenz (Switzerland); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Department of Environmental System Sciences, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollution Dynamics, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland); Smital, Tvrtko, E-mail: smital@irb.hr [Laboratory for Molecular Ecotoxicology, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, 10 000 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2014-10-01

    Polyspecific transporters from the organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP/Oatp) superfamily mediate the uptake of a wide range of compounds. In zebrafish, Oatp1d1 transports conjugated steroid hormones and cortisol. It is predominantly expressed in the liver, brain and testes. In this study we have characterized the transport of xenobiotics by the zebrafish Oatp1d1 transporter. We developed a novel assay for assessing Oatp1d1 interactors using the fluorescent probe Lucifer yellow and transient transfection in HEK293 cells. Our data showed that numerous environmental contaminants interact with zebrafish Oatp1d1. Oatp1d1 mediated the transport of diclofenac with very high affinity, followed by high affinity towards perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), nonylphenol, gemfibrozil and 17α-ethinylestradiol; moderate affinity towards carbaryl, diazinon and caffeine; and low affinity towards metolachlor. Importantly, many environmental chemicals acted as strong inhibitors of Oatp1d1. A strong inhibition of Oatp1d1 transport activity was found by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), chlorpyrifos-methyl, estrone (E1) and 17β-estradiol (E2), followed by moderate to low inhibition by diethyl phthalate, bisphenol A, 7-acetyl-1,1,3,4,4,6-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4 tetrahydronapthalene and clofibrate. In this study we identified Oatp1d1 as a first Solute Carrier (SLC) transporter involved in the transport of a wide range of xenobiotics in fish. Considering that Oatps in zebrafish have not been characterized before, our work on zebrafish Oatp1d1 offers important new insights on the understanding of uptake processes of environmental contaminants, and contributes to the better characterization of zebrafish as a model species. - Highlights: • We optimized a novel assay for determination of Oatp1d1 interactors • Oatp1d1 is the first SLC characterized fish xenobiotic transporter • PFOS, nonylphenol, diclofenac, EE2, caffeine are high affinity Oatp1d1substrates • PFOA, chlorpyrifos-methyl, E1, E2 are strong inhibitors of Oatp1d1 • PFOA and diclofenac can block Oatp1d1 binding of DHEAS, E3S and E17ß-glucuronide.

  20. Interaction of environmental contaminants with zebrafish organic anion transporting polypeptide, Oatp1d1 (Slco1d1)

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    Polyspecific transporters from the organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP/Oatp) superfamily mediate the uptake of a wide range of compounds. In zebrafish, Oatp1d1 transports conjugated steroid hormones and cortisol. It is predominantly expressed in the liver, brain and testes. In this study we have characterized the transport of xenobiotics by the zebrafish Oatp1d1 transporter. We developed a novel assay for assessing Oatp1d1 interactors using the fluorescent probe Lucifer yellow and transient transfection in HEK293 cells. Our data showed that numerous environmental contaminants interact with zebrafish Oatp1d1. Oatp1d1 mediated the transport of diclofenac with very high affinity, followed by high affinity towards perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), nonylphenol, gemfibrozil and 17α-ethinylestradiol; moderate affinity towards carbaryl, diazinon and caffeine; and low affinity towards metolachlor. Importantly, many environmental chemicals acted as strong inhibitors of Oatp1d1. A strong inhibition of Oatp1d1 transport activity was found by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), chlorpyrifos-methyl, estrone (E1) and 17β-estradiol (E2), followed by moderate to low inhibition by diethyl phthalate, bisphenol A, 7-acetyl-1,1,3,4,4,6-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4 tetrahydronapthalene and clofibrate. In this study we identified Oatp1d1 as a first Solute Carrier (SLC) transporter involved in the transport of a wide range of xenobiotics in fish. Considering that Oatps in zebrafish have not been characterized before, our work on zebrafish Oatp1d1 offers important new insights on the understanding of uptake processes of environmental contaminants, and contributes to the better characterization of zebrafish as a model species. - Highlights: • We optimized a novel assay for determination of Oatp1d1 interactors • Oatp1d1 is the first SLC characterized fish xenobiotic transporter • PFOS, nonylphenol, diclofenac, EE2, caffeine are high affinity Oatp1d1substrates • PFOA, chlorpyrifos-methyl, E1, E2 are strong inhibitors of Oatp1d1 • PFOA and diclofenac can block Oatp1d1 binding of DHEAS, E3S and E17ß-glucuronide

  1. 1D and 2D photonic crystals for thermophotovoltaic applications

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    Celanovic, Ivan; O'Sullivan, Francis; Jovanovic, Natalija; Qi, Minghao; Kassakian, John G.

    2004-09-01

    This paper explores the optical characteristics of one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals (PhC) as spectral control components for use in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems. 1D PhC are used as optical filters while 2D PhC are used as selective thermal emitters. A Si/SiO2 1D PhC is fabricated using low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD). The measurement and characterization of this structure is presented. A 2D hexagonal PhC of periodic holes is fabricated using interference litography and reactive ion etching (RIE) process. Our results predict that a TPV system utilizing a 2D PhC selective emitter and 1D Si/SiO2 PhC optical filter promises significant performance improvements over conventional TPV system architectures.

  2. Severe Hypertriglyceridemia in Glut1D on Ketogenic Diet.

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    Klepper, Joerg; Leiendecker, Baerbel; Heussinger, Nicole; Lausch, Ekkehart; Bosch, Friedrich

    2016-04-01

    High-fat ketogenic diets are the only treatment available for Glut1 deficiency (Glut1D). Here, we describe an 8-year-old girl with classical Glut1D responsive to a 3:1 ketogenic diet and ethosuximide. After 3 years on the diet a gradual increase of blood lipids was followed by rapid, severe asymptomatic hypertriglyceridemia (1,910 mg/dL). Serum lipid apheresis was required to determine liver, renal, and pancreatic function. A combination of medium chain triglyceride-oil and a reduction of the ketogenic diet to 1:1 ratio normalized triglyceride levels within days but triggered severe myoclonic seizures requiring comedication with sultiam. Severe hypertriglyceridemia in children with Glut1D on ketogenic diets may be underdiagnosed and harmful. In contrast to congenital hypertriglyceridemias, children with Glut1D may be treated effectively by dietary adjustments alone. PMID:26902182

  3. 1D photonic crystal sensor integrated in a microfluidic system

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    Nunes, Pedro; Mortensen, Asger; Kutter, Jörg Peter; Mogensen, Klaus Bo

    2009-01-01

    A refractive index sensor was designed as a 1D resonator incorporated in a microfluidic channel, where aqueous solutions were injected. A sensitivity of 480 nm/RIU and a minimum difference of Deltan = 0.002 were determined.......A refractive index sensor was designed as a 1D resonator incorporated in a microfluidic channel, where aqueous solutions were injected. A sensitivity of 480 nm/RIU and a minimum difference of Deltan = 0.002 were determined....

  4. Supported plasma-made 1D heterostructures: perspectives and applications

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    Borras, Ana; Macias-Montero, Manuel; Romero-Gomez, Pablo; Gonzalez-Elipe, Agustin R

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Plasma related methods have been widely used in the fabrication of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres and semiconducting inorganic nanowires. A natural progression of the research in the field of 1D nanostructures is the synthesis of multicomponent nanowires and nanofibres. In this article we review the state of the art of the fabrication by plasma methods of 1D heterostructures including applications and perspectives. Furthermore, recent developments on the use of metal seeds (Ag, A...

  5. Polar discontinuities and 1D interfaces in monolayered materials

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    Martinez-Gordillo, Rafael; Pruneda, Miguel

    2015-12-01

    Interfaces are the birthplace of a multitude of fascinating discoveries in fundamental science, and have enabled modern electronic devices, from transistors, to lasers, capacitors or solar cells. These interfaces between bulk materials are always bi-dimensional (2D) 'surfaces'. However the advent of graphene and other 2D crystals opened up a world of possibilities, as in this case the interfaces become one-dimensional (1D) lines. Although the properties of 1D nanoribbons have been extensively discussed in the last few years, 1D interfaces within infinite 2D systems had remained mostly unexplored until very recently. These include grain boundaries in polycrystalline samples, or interfaces in hybrid 2D sheets composed by segregated domains of different materials (as for example graphene/BN hybrids, or chemically different transition metal dichalcogenides). As for their 2D counterparts, some of these 1D interfaces exhibit polar characteristics, and can give rise to fascinating new physical properties. Here, recent experimental discoveries and theoretical predictions on the polar discontinuities that arise at these 1D interfaces will be reviewed, and the perspectives of this new research topic, discussed.

  6. Dopamine D1/D5 receptor antagonists with improved pharmacokinetics: design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of phenol bioisosteric analogues of benzazepine D1/D5 antagonists.

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    Wu, Wen-Lian; Burnett, Duane A; Spring, Richard; Greenlee, William J; Smith, Michelle; Favreau, Leonard; Fawzi, Ahmad; Zhang, Hongtao; Lachowicz, Jean E

    2005-02-10

    Benzazepines 1 and 2 (SCH 23390 and SCH 39166, respectively) are two classical benzazepine D1/D5 antagonists, with Ki values 1.4 and 1.2 nM, respectively. Compound 2 has been in human clinical trials for a variety of diseases, including schizophrenia, cocaine addition, and obesity. Both 1 and 2 displayed low plasma levels and poor oral bioavailability, due to rapid first-pass metabolism of the phenol moieties. Several heterocyclic systems containing an N-H hydrogen bond donor were synthesized and evaluated as phenol isosteres. The preference orientation of the hydrogen bond was established by comparison of analogues containing different NH vectors. Replacement of the phenol group of 2 with an indole ring generated the first potent D1/D5 antagonist 11b. Further optimization led to the synthesis of very potent benzimidazolones 19, 20 and benzothiazolone analogues 28, 29. These compounds have excellent selectivity over D2-D4 receptors, alpha2a receptor, and the 5-HT transporter. Compared to 2, these heterocyclic phenol isosteres showed much better pharmacokinetic profiles as demonstrated by rat plasma levels. In sharp contrast, similar phenolic replacements in 1 decreased the binding affinity dramatically, presumably due to a conformational change of the pendant phenyl group. However, one indazole compound 33 was identified as a potent D1/D5 ligand in this series. PMID:15689153

  7. UV nanoimprint lithography for fabrication of 1-D photonic crystal slabs and their application in OLEDs

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    Pradana, Arfat

    2014-01-01

    Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology is developing and emerging rapidly since its introduction in 1987. In an OLED device, the light generated from the recombination process may internally reflect in the substrate and be waveguided either in the organic film or high refractive index oxide that serves as an anode. These optical phenomenona reduce the amount of the light exiting the device. One method to increase the efficiency is by embedding periodically nanostructured 1-D photonic ...

  8. 1D EM Modeling for Onshore Hydrocarbon Detection using MATLAB

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM is a new technique used for hydrocarbons detection. This study focuses on One dimension (1D modeling of hydrocarbon detection for onshore application using the principles of electromagnetic (EM waves propagation. The transmitted frequency which is 0.25 Hz was used to characterize the hydrocarbon at 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m. Electric fields detected by the receivers at 500, 1000 and 1500 m were 22.85, 20.4 and 17.1 V m-1, respectively which was determined by using 1D simulation. This non-seismic 1D modeling may provide alternative solution for hydrocarbon (HC detection for oil and gas industry.

  9. A sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay for 1-?-d arabino furanosylcytosine

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    In order to determine the blood level of 1-?-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (Ara-C), an antileukemic agent, a sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay (RIA) system using anti-Ara-C serum, (5-3H) Ara-C and a dextran-coated charcoal method has been developed. The anti-Ara-C serum obtained from a guinea pig was hardly cross-reactive with 1-?-D-arabinofuranosyluracil (Ara-U), tetrahydrouridine (THU) and other Ara-C analogues. The RIA system for Ara-C could detect concentrations as low as 60 pg/ml in plasma. Average of the intra- and inter-assay variancies at 5, 10, 20 ng/ml were 4.3% and 5.6% respectively. Ara-C in blood samples obtained from human patients who orally received N4-palmitoyl-1-?-D-arabinofuranosyl-cytosine (PL-AC) was determined by the present RIA system. (author)

  10. Six-degree-of-freedom near-source seismic motions II: examples of real seismogram analysis and S-wave velocity retrieval

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    Brokeov, Johana; Mlek, Ji?

    2015-04-01

    Near-source records obtained by the mechanical seismic sensor Rotaphone are presented. The Rotaphone can measure six components of seismic movements, three translational and three rotational. The apparent S-wave phase velocity is determined and the possibility to obtain the wavepath S-wave velocity directly under the receiver is discussed. Rotation-to-translation ratios (RTRs) characterize the strength of rotations compared to translations. The Rotaphone records of local microearthquakes were obtained in various European seismoactive regions over the last few years. Three case studies, analyzed in detail, include various geological structures and seismograms recorded at various epicentral distances from 0.7 to 14.9 km. Also, the source depth varies from 4.8 to 10.4 km. The first case is an event from the West Bohemia intraplate seismic swarm region. The seismogram was recorded only 0.7 km from the epicenter. This case shows the complexity of rotation-to-translational relations near the epicenter. The second case is from the Corinthian Gulf active-rift region. The study confirms the expectation of the theory concerning rotations connected with the direct S wave; however, difficulties follow from a very complex 3D geological structure in the vicinity of the station, complicated by a distinctive topography with steep slopes of the hills. The third example is from South Iceland, near the active Katla volcano. The data in this case satisfy the rotation-to-translation relations very well, which is probably caused by the relatively simple geological setting and appropriate source-to-receiver configuration. The RTRs are computed for all three cases, and their frequency dependence is discussed.

  11. Polaron in a quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire

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    I.Nsangou; S.Maabou; Monteil, A; Teboul, V.; L.C.Fai

    2005-01-01

    Polaron states in a quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire with a parabolic confinement potential are investigated applying the Feynman variational principle. The effect of the wire radius on the polaron ground state energy level, the mass and the Frhlich electron-phonon-coupling constant are obtained for the case of a quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire. The effect of anisotropy of the structure on the polaron ground state energy level and the mass are also investigated. It is observed that as th...

  12. Analysis of the Om(1d) Locus in Drosophila Ananassae

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    Tanda, S.; Shrimpton, A E; Hinton, C. W.; Langley, C. H.

    1989-01-01

    From the ca;px stock, which is the progenitor of Om mutants caused by insertions of the tom retrotransposon, 50 kb of genomic DNA including the Om(1D) locus was cloned by tom tagging and chromosome walking. Southern blot analyses of six Om(1D) mutants exposed one or two tom elements inserted at five nonrandom sites within an 18-kb distal segment of the restriction map; the phenotypic uniformity between these mutants was not affected by variations in the position, number or orientation of thei...

  13. GIS-BASED 1-D DIFFUSIVE WAVE OVERLAND FLOW MODEL

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    KALYANAPU, ALFRED [Los Alamos National Laboratory; MCPHERSON, TIMOTHY N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; BURIAN, STEVEN J. [NON LANL

    2007-01-17

    This paper presents a GIS-based 1-d distributed overland flow model and summarizes an application to simulate a flood event. The model estimates infiltration using the Green-Ampt approach and routes excess rainfall using the 1-d diffusive wave approximation. The model was designed to use readily available topographic, soils, and land use/land cover data and rainfall predictions from a meteorological model. An assessment of model performance was performed for a small catchment and a large watershed, both in urban environments. Simulated runoff hydrographs were compared to observations for a selected set of validation events. Results confirmed the model provides reasonable predictions in a short period of time.

  14. Impurity scattering in 1D ring of interacting electrons

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    Bouzerar, Georges; Poilblanc, Didier

    1994-01-01

    The stability of the 1D Luttinger liquid phase of interacting spinless particles (t - V model) to an on-site diagonal disorder is studied by exact diagonalization of small 1D rings up to 22 sites. We discuss our numerical results in the light of the phase diagram predicted by the Renormalization Group analysis. In a finite range of attractive interactions (around V/t ∼-0.5) the metallic phase (with superconducting fluctuations) seems to be stable up to some small value of the disorder paramet...

  15. Nonreciprocity of edge modes in 1D magnonic crystal

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    Lisenkov, I., E-mail: ivan.lisenkov@phystech.edu [Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics of RAS, 11-7 Mokhovaya st., Moscow 125009 (Russian Federation); Department of Physics, Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309 (United States); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Instituskij per., Dolgoprudny, 141700, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Kalyabin, D., E-mail: dmitry.kalyabin@phystech.edu [Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics of RAS, 11-7 Mokhovaya st., Moscow 125009 (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Instituskij per., Dolgoprudny, 141700, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Osokin, S. [Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics of RAS, 11-7 Mokhovaya st., Moscow 125009 (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Instituskij per., Dolgoprudny, 141700, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Klos, J.W.; Krawczyk, M. [Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Umultowska 85, Poznan 61-614 (Poland); Nikitov, S., E-mail: nikitov@cplire.ru [Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics of RAS, 11-7 Mokhovaya st., Moscow 125009 (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Instituskij per., Dolgoprudny, 141700, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Saratov State University, 112 Bol' shaya Kazach' ya, Saratov 410012 (Russian Federation)

    2015-03-15

    Spin waves propagation in 1D magnonic crystals is investigated theoretically. Mathematical model based on plane wave expansion method is applied to different types of magnonic crystals, namely bi-component magnonic crystal with symmetric/asymmetric boundaries and ferromagnetic film with periodically corrugated top surface. It is shown that edge modes in magnonic crystals may exhibit nonreciprocal behaviour at much lower frequencies than in homogeneous films. - Highlights: • Magnetostatic surface spin waves in 1D magnonic crystals were studied theoretically. • Mathematical model is based on plane wave method. • Mathematical model was applied to different types of magnonic crystals. • Stop band formation and nonreciprocity were obtained.

  16. Toward a systematic 1/d expansion Two particle properties

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    Zaránd, G; Schiller, A; Zarand, Gergely; Cox, Daniel L.; Schiller, Avraham

    2000-01-01

    We present a procedure to calculate 1/d corrections to the two-particleproperties around the infinite dimensional dynamical mean field limit. Ourmethod is based on a modified version of the scheme of Ref.onlinecite{SchillerIngersent}}. To test our method we study the Hubbard modelat half filling within the fluctuation exchange approximation (FLEX), aselfconsistent generalization of iterative perturbation theory. Apart from theinherent unstabilities of FLEX, our method is stable and results in causalsolutions. We find that 1/d corrections to the local approximation arerelatively small in the Hubbard model.

  17. A computationally efficient steady-state electrode-level and 1D + 1D cell-level fuel cell model

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    Bao, Cheng; Bessler, Wolfgang G.

    2012-07-01

    Computational efficiency is highly important for upscaling detailed electrode-level and cell-level models to the system level required for the design and control of fuel cells. We present a computationally efficient 1D + 1D fuel cell model based on a combination of analytical and numerical approaches. On the electrode level, we develop approximate analytical solutions for the 1D current/potential distribution via a hybrid algorithm of power-law approach and perturbation method. Compared to the conventional perturbation method, this work keeps the intrinsic nonlinearity of electrochemical kinetics, while providing clearer physical meaning than some purely mathematical methods like the Adomian decomposition method. By integrating the resulting overpotential profile into mass transfer models, concentration overpotentials are obtained and the thermodynamic framework is then used for analyzing the H2/CO electrochemical co-oxidation kinetics. A novel expression is also presented to interconvert volume- and area-specific exchange current densities. On the cell level, a linear relationship between local current density and solid temperature is further developed for efficient 1D + 1D thermal along-the-channel numerical simulations without requiring computational iterations. Both the electrode-level and cell-level macroscopic fuel cell models are validated against full numerical solutions available in the open literatures over a wide range of operating conditions. With the hybrid analytical/numerical approximation in two dimensions, the computational framework is predicted to be sufficiently efficient for real-time simulations.

  18. 2D/1D approximations to the 3D neutron transport equation. I: Theory

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    A new class of '2D/1D' approximations is proposed for the 3D linear Boltzmann equation. These approximate equations preserve the exact transport physics in the radial directions x and y and diffusion physics in the axial direction z. Thus, the 2D/1D equations are more accurate approximations of the 3D Boltzmann equation than the conventional 3D diffusion equation. The 2D/1D equations can be systematically discretized, to yield accurate simulation methods for 3D reactor core problems. The resulting solutions will be more accurate than 3D diffusion solutions, and less expensive to generate than standard 3D transport solutions. In this paper, we (i) show that the simplest 2D/1D equation has certain desirable properties, (ii) systematically discretize this equation, and (iii) derive a stable iteration scheme for solving the discrete system of equations. In a companion paper [1], we give numerical results that confirm the theoretical predictions of accuracy and iterative stability. (authors)

  19. Polaron in a quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire

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    I.Nsangou

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Polaron states in a quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire with a parabolic confinement potential are investigated applying the Feynman variational principle. The effect of the wire radius on the polaron ground state energy level, the mass and the Frhlich electron-phonon-coupling constant are obtained for the case of a quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire. The effect of anisotropy of the structure on the polaron ground state energy level and the mass are also investigated. It is observed that as the wire radius tends to zero, the polaron mass and energy diverge logarithmically. The polaron mass and energy differ from the canonical strong-coupling behavior by the Frhlich electron-phonon coupling constant and the radius of the quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire that are expressed through a logarithmic function. Moreover, it is observed that the polaron energy and mass for strong coupling for the case of the quasi 1D cylindrical quantum wire are greater than those for bulk crystals. It is also observed that the anisotropy of the structure considerably affects both the polaron ground state energy level and the mass. It is found that as the radius of the cylindrical wire reduces, the regimes of the weak and intermediate coupling polaron shorten while the region of the strong coupling polaron broadens and extends into those of the weak and intermediate ones. Analytic expressions for the polaron ground state energy level and mass are derived for the case of strong coupling polarons.

  20. Quantitative 1D saturation profiles on chalk by NMR

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    Olsen, Dan; Topp, Simon; Stensgaard, Anders; Nørgaard, Jens Vinther; Reffstrup, Jens

    Quantitative one-dimensional saturation profiles showing the distribution of water and oil in chalk core samples are calculated from NMR measurements utilizing a 1D CSI spectroscopy pulse sequence. Saturation profiles may be acquired under conditions of fluid flow through the sample. Results reveal...

  1. Nonclassical Particle Transport in the 1-D Diffusive Limit

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    Vasques, Richard; Krycki, Kai

    2016-01-01

    This paper provides numerical results that demonstrate the validity of the nonclassical diffusion approximation to the nonclassical transport equation in certain 1-D diffusive systems. This result provides a more solid foundation in which to improve this theory for relevant nuclear applications.

  2. NEW FEATURES OF HYDRUS-1D, VERSION 3.0

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    This paper briefly summarizes new features in version 3.0 of HYDRUS-1D, released in May 2005, as compared to version 2.1. The new features are a) new approaches to simulate preferential and nonequilibrium water flow and solute transport, b) a new hysteresis module that avoids the effects of pumpin...

  3. Large Time existence For 1D Green-Naghdi equations

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    Israwi, Samer

    2009-01-01

    We consider here the $1D $ Green-Naghdi equations that are commonly used in coastal oceanography to describe the propagation of large amplitude surface waves. We show that the solution of the Green-Naghdi equations can be constructed by a standard Picard iterative scheme so that there is no loss of regularity of the solution with respect to the initial condition.

  4. Main: 1D6R [RPSD[Archive

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    Full Text Available 1D6R 大豆 Soybean Glycine max (L.) Merrill Bowman-Birk Type Proteinase Inhibitor Precursor Glyci ... Warkentin, G.Wenzl, P.Flecker Crystal Structure Of Cancer ... Chemopreventive Bowman-Birk Inhibitor In Ternary C ...

  5. Ultracold horizons in gauged N=1 d=4 supergravity

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    Meessen, P.; Ortin, T.

    2010-01-01

    We show that the near-horizon limit of ultracold magnetic Reissner-Nordstrom-De Sitter black holes, whose geometry is the direct product of 2-dimensional Minkowski spacetime and a 2-sphere, preserves half of the supersymmetries of minimal R-gauged N=1 d=4 supergravity.

  6. 1D design style implications for mask making and CEBL

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    Smayling, Michael C.

    2013-09-01

    At advanced nodes, CMOS logic is being designed in a highly regular design style because of the resolution limitations of optical lithography equipment. Logic and memory layouts using 1D Gridded Design Rules (GDR) have been demonstrated to nodes beyond 12nm.[1-4] Smaller nodes will require the same regular layout style but with multiple patterning for critical layers. One of the significant advantages of 1D GDR is the ease of splitting layouts into lines and cuts. A lines and cuts approach has been used to achieve good pattern fidelity and process margin to below 12nm.[4] Line scaling with excellent line-edge roughness (LER) has been demonstrated with self-aligned spacer processing.[5] This change in design style has important implications for mask making: • The complexity of the masks will be greatly reduced from what would be required for 2D designs with very complex OPC or inverse lithography corrections. • The number of masks will initially increase, as for conventional multiple patterning. But in the case of 1D design, there are future options for mask count reduction. • The line masks will remain simple, with little or no OPC, at pitches (1x) above 80nm. This provides an excellent opportunity for continual improvement of line CD and LER. The line pattern will be processed through a self-aligned pitch division sequence to divide pitch by 2 or by 4. • The cut masks can be done with "simple OPC" as demonstrated to beyond 12nm.[6] Multiple simple cut masks may be required at advanced nodes. "Coloring" has been demonstrated to below 12nm for two colors and to 8nm for three colors. • Cut/hole masks will eventually be replaced by e-beam direct write using complementary e-beam lithography (CEBL).[7-11] This transition is gated by the availability of multiple column e-beam systems with throughput adequate for high- volume manufacturing. A brief description of 1D and 2D design styles will be presented, followed by examples of 1D layouts. Mask complexity for 1D layouts patterned directly will be compared to mask complexity for lines and cuts at nodes larger than 20nm. No such comparison is possible below 20nm since single-patterning does not work below ~80nm pitch using optical exposure tools. Also discussed will be recently published wafer results for line patterns with pitch division by-2 and by-4 at sub-12nm nodes, plus examples of post-etch results for 1D patterns done with cut masks and compared to cuts exposed by a single-column e-beam direct write system.

  7. Hemi-omnidirectional lasing from a cholesteric liquid crystal layer on a 1D photonic crystal film

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    We herein report on a hybrid photonic band gap (PBG) system, which was fabricated using a cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) layer on a 1-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal (PC) film, i.e., hybrid 'CLC/1D PC'. The CLC layer is made of nematic liquid crystal monomers embedded in polymeric helical CLC networks, thereby exhibiting a field-induced reorientational undulation of the helical axis. It is shown that intensity-controllable circularly polarized laser emissions may be generated at the wavelength of the high-energy band edge mode of the CLC layer in the dye-doped 'CLC/1D PC' PBG structure. The handedness of the lasing light corresponds to the handedness of the CLC layer used. Moreover, the direction of propagation of laser emissions could be manipulated from uni- to hemi-omnidirectional for the hybrid 'CLC/1D PC' PBG structure by applying an electric field.

  8. Evaluation of confinement capability of radioactive materials under the fire accident in nuclear fuel facility with CELVA-1D (Cell Ventillation Analysis Code-1D)

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    To reduce the clogging of smoke on the HEPA filters under the fire accident, some of ventilation systems in the plant are equipped with the pre-filters in front of the HEPA filters for collecting the relatively large smoke particles. Appropriate correspondence such as the exchange of the pre-filter is important for confinement of radioactive materials in the ventilation system under the fire accident. To study smoke generation behavior due to the burnable wastes and clogging properties of the ventilation filters by smoke loading, the verification test has been performed. The cell ventilation system analysis code, CELVA-1D was used for analysis of smoke generation and the rising of pressure drop at both the pre-filter and the HEPA filter. With the change of source term, the breakage of time of the pre-filter was also estimated. (author)

  9. Design, implementation and analysis of fully digital 1-D controllable multiscroll chaos

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    Mansingka, Abhinav S.

    2011-12-01

    This paper introduces the fully digital implementation of a 1-D multiscroll chaos generator based on a staircase nonlinearity in the 3rd-order jerk system using the Euler approximation. For the first time, digital design is exploited to provide real-time controllability of (i) number of scrolls, (ii) position in 1-D space, (iii) Euler step size and (iv) system parameter. The effect of variations in these fields on the maximum Lyapunov exponent (MLE) is analyzed. The system is implemented using Verilog HDL and synthesized on an Xilinx Virtex 4 FPGA, exhibiting area utilization less than 3.5% and high performance with experimentally verified throughput up to 3.33 Gbits/s. This fully digital system enables applications in modulation schemes and chaos-based cryptosystems without analog to digital conversion. © 2011 IEEE.

  10. 1D Scaling with Ablation for K-Shell Radiation from Stainless Steel Wire Arrays

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    A 1D Lagrangian magnetohydrodynamic z-pinch simulation code is extended to include wire ablation. The plasma transport coefficients are calibrated to reproduce the K-shell yields measured on the Z generator for three stainless steel arrays of diameter 55 mm and masses ranging from 1.8 to 2.7 mg. The resulting 1D scaling model is applied to a larger SS array (65 mm and 2.5 mg) on the refurbished Z machine. Simulation results predict a maximum K-shell yield of 77 kJ for an 82 kV charging voltage. This maximum drops to 42 kJ at 75 kV charging. Neglecting the ablation precursor leads to a ?10% change in the calculated yield.

  11. Partial breaking of N = 1, D = 10 supersymmetry

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    In this paper is described the spontaneous partial breaking of N =1, D =10 supersymmetry to N = (1, 0), d = 6 and its dimensionally-reduced versions in the framework of nonlinear realizations. The basic Goldstone superfield is N = (1, 0), d = 6 hyper multiplet superfield satisfying a nonlinear generalization of the standard hyper multiplet constraint. It is here interpreted the generalized constraint as the manifestly world volume supersymmetric form of equations of motion of the type 1 super 5-brane in D 10. The related issues here addressed are a possible existence of brane extension of off-shell hyper multiplet actions, the possibility to utilize vector N = (1, 0), d =6 supermultiplet as the Goldstone one, and the description of 1/4 breaking of N =1, D = 11 supersymmetry

  12. Image denoising by block-matching and 1D filtering

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    Hou, Yingkun; Chen, Tao; Yang, Deyun; Zhu, Lili; Yang, Hongxiang

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a new image denoising method based on block-matching and transform-domain filtering. The developed method is derived from the current state-of-the-art denoising method (BM3D). We separate the 3D transform in the original method to two steps 1D transform, to further enhance the sparsity for signals whose elements are highly similar and to weaken the sparsity for those signals whose elements are dissimilar. Because the 1D filtering is on highly similar elements and the 2D filtering on image blocks are all removed, the image details can be better reserved and fewer artifacts are introduced than original method. Experimental results demonstrate that the developed method is competitive and better than some of the current state-of-the-art denoising methods in terms of peak signal-to-noise ratio, structural similarity, and subjective visual quality.

  13. On the 1D Coulomb Klein-Gordon equation

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    For a single particle of mass m experiencing the potential -α/vertical bar x vertical bar, the 1D Klein-Gordon equation is mathematically underdefined even when α 2 the ground-state energy E decreases through zero, and soon after that mR reaches a finite critical value below which E becomes complex, signalling a breakdown of the single-particle theory. At this critical point of the curve E(mR) the Klein-Gordon norm changes sign: the curve has a lower branch describing a bound antiparticle state, with positive energy -E, which exists for mR between the critical and some higher value where E reaches -m. Though apparently unanticipated in this context, similar scenarios are in fact familiar for strong short-range potentials (1D or 3D), and also for strong 3D Coulomb potentials with α of order unity

  14. Developing 1D nanostructure arrays for future nanophotonics

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstractThere is intense and growing interest in one-dimensional (1-D nanostructures from the perspective of their synthesis and unique properties, especially with respect to their excellent optical response and an ability to form heterostructures. This review discusses alternative approaches to preparation and organization of such structures, and their potential properties. In particular, molecular-scale printing is highlighted as a method for creating organized pre-cursor structure for locating nanowires, as well as vapor–liquid–solid (VLS templated growth using nano-channel alumina (NCA, and deposition of 1-D structures with glancing angle deposition (GLAD. As regards novel optical properties, we discuss as an example, finite size photonic crystal cavity structures formed from such nanostructure arrays possessing highQand small mode volume, and being ideal for developing future nanolasers.

  15. Waves in a 1D electrorheological dusty plasma lattice

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    Rosenberg, M.

    2015-08-01

    The behavior of waves in a one-dimensional (1D) dusty plasma lattice where the dust interacts via Yukawa and electric dipole interactions is discussed theoretically. This study is motivated by recent reports on electrorheological dusty plasmas (e.g. Ivlev et al. 2008 Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 095003) where the dipole interaction arises due to an external uniaxial AC electric field that distorts the Debye sphere surrounding each grain. Application to possible dusty plasma experimental parameters is discussed.

  16. Modeling atrazine transport in soil columns with HYDRUS-1D

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    John Leju CELESTINO LADU; Dan-rong ZHANG

    2011-01-01

    Both physical and chemical processes affect the fate and transport of herbicides. It is useful to simulate these processes with computer programs to predict solute movement. Simulations were run with HYDRUS-1D to identify the sorption and degradation parameters of atrazine through calibration from the breakthrough curves (BTCs). Data from undisturbed and disturbed soil column experiments were compared and analyzed using the dual-porosity model. The study results show that the values of disper...

  17. Electromagnetic absorption of quasi-1D Majorana nanowires

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    Osca, Javier; Serra, Llorenç

    2015-01-01

    We calculate the electromagnetic absorption cross section of long and narrow nanowires, in the so-called quasi-1D limit. We consider only two transverse bands and compute the dipole absorption cross section taking into account quasiparticle transitions from negative to positive energy eigenstates of the Bogoliubov-de Gennes Hamiltonian. The presence of the zero energy (Majorana) state manifests in the different absorption spectra for $x$ (parallel) and $y$ (transverse) polarizations of the el...

  18. Large dispersion, averaging and attractors: three 1D paradigms

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    Kostianko, A; Titi, E; Zelik, S.

    2016-01-01

    The effect of rapid oscillations, related to large dispersion terms, on the dynamics of dissipative evolution equations is studied for the model examples of the 1D complex Ginzburg-Landau and the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equations. Three different scenarios of this effect are demonstrated. According to the first scenario, the dissipation mechanism is not affected and the diameter of the global attractor remains uniformly bounded with respect to the very large dispersion coefficient. However, the ...

  19. 1D Cahn-Hilliard equation for modulated phase systems

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    Villain-Guillot, Simon, E-mail: simon.villain-guillot@u-bordeaux1.f [Centre de Physique Moleculaire Optique et Hertzienne, Universite Bordeaux I, 351 cours de la Liberation 33405 Talence Cedex (France)

    2010-05-21

    Formation of modulated phase patterns can be modelized by a modified Cahn-Hilliard equation which includes a non-local term preventing the formation of macroscopic domains. Using stationary solutions of the original Cahn-Hilliard equation as analytical ansatzs, we compute the thermodynamically stable period of a 1D modulated phase pattern. We find that the period scales like the power -1/3 of the strength of the long-range interaction.

  20. Feedback stabilization of a simplified 1d fluid- particle system

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    Badra, Mehdi; Takahashi, Tako

    2013-01-01

    We consider the feedback stabilization of a simplified 1d model for a fluid-structure interaction system. The fluid equation is the viscous Burgers equation whereas the motion of the particle is given by the Newton's laws. We stabilize this system around a stationary state by using feedbacks located at the exterior boundary of the fluid domain. With one input, we obtain a local stabilizability of the system with an exponential decay rate of order $\\sigma

  1. Development of 1D Liner Compression Code for IDL

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    Shimazu, Akihisa; Slough, John; Pancotti, Anthony

    2015-11-01

    A 1D liner compression code is developed to model liner implosion dynamics in the Inductively Driven Liner Experiment (IDL) where FRC plasmoid is compressed via inductively-driven metal liners. The driver circuit, magnetic field, joule heating, and liner dynamics calculations are performed at each time step in sequence to couple these effects in the code. To obtain more realistic magnetic field results for a given drive coil geometry, 2D and 3D effects are incorporated into the 1D field calculation through use of correction factor table lookup approach. Commercial low-frequency electromagnetic fields solver, ANSYS Maxwell 3D, is used to solve the magnetic field profile for static liner condition at various liner radius in order to derive correction factors for the 1D field calculation in the code. The liner dynamics results from the code is verified to be in good agreement with the results from commercial explicit dynamics solver, ANSYS Explicit Dynamics, and previous liner experiment. The developed code is used to optimize the capacitor bank and driver coil design for better energy transfer and coupling. FRC gain calculations are also performed using the liner compression data from the code for the conceptual design of the reactor sized system for fusion energy gains.

  2. Supported plasma-made 1D heterostructures: perspectives and applications

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    Borras, Ana; Macias-Montero, Manuel; Romero-Gomez, Pablo; Gonzalez-Elipe, Agustin R.

    2011-05-01

    Plasma-related methods have been widely used in the fabrication of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres (NFs) and semiconducting inorganic nanowires (NWs). A natural progression of the research in the field of 1D nanostructures is the synthesis of multicomponent NWs and NFs. In this paper we review the state of the art of the fabrication by plasma methods of 1D heterostructures including applications and perspectives. Furthermore, recent developments on the use of metal seeds (Ag, Au, Pt) to obtain metal@oxide nanostructures are also extensively described. Results are shown for various metal substrates, either metal foils or supported nanoparticles/thin films of the metal where the effects of the size, surface coverage, percolation degree and thickness of the metal seeds have been systematically evaluated. The possibilities of the process are illustrated by the preparation of nanostructured films and supported NFs of different metal@oxides (Ag, Au and SiO2, TiO2, ZnO). Particularly, in the case of silver, the application of an oxygen plasma treatment prior to the deposition of the oxide was critical for efficiently controlling the growth of the 1D heterostructures. A phenomenological model is proposed to account for the thin-film nanostructuring and fibre formation by considering basic phenomena such as stress relaxation, inhomogeneities in the plasma sheath electrical field and the local disturbance of the oxide growth.

  3. Supported plasma-made 1D heterostructures: perspectives and applications

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    Plasma-related methods have been widely used in the fabrication of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres (NFs) and semiconducting inorganic nanowires (NWs). A natural progression of the research in the field of 1D nanostructures is the synthesis of multicomponent NWs and NFs. In this paper we review the state of the art of the fabrication by plasma methods of 1D heterostructures including applications and perspectives. Furthermore, recent developments on the use of metal seeds (Ag, Au, Pt) to obtain metal-oxide nanostructures are also extensively described. Results are shown for various metal substrates, either metal foils or supported nanoparticles/thin films of the metal where the effects of the size, surface coverage, percolation degree and thickness of the metal seeds have been systematically evaluated. The possibilities of the process are illustrated by the preparation of nanostructured films and supported NFs of different metal-oxides (Ag, Au and SiO2, TiO2, ZnO). Particularly, in the case of silver, the application of an oxygen plasma treatment prior to the deposition of the oxide was critical for efficiently controlling the growth of the 1D heterostructures. A phenomenological model is proposed to account for the thin-film nanostructuring and fibre formation by considering basic phenomena such as stress relaxation, inhomogeneities in the plasma sheath electrical field and the local disturbance of the oxide growth.

  4. Quantum electrodynamics with 1D arti cial atoms

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    Javadi, Alisa

    photons as expected from the theory. The value of g(2)(0) is around 1.08. The results con_rm the observation of an on-chip giant optical nonlinearity and the 1D atom behavior. Another direction in this thesis has been to investigate the e_ect of Anderson localization on the electrodynamics of QDs in PCWs......A 1D atom, a single quantum emitter coupled to a single optical mode, exhibits rich quantum electrodynamic (QED) e_ects and is thought to be the key ingredient for many applications in quantuminformation processing. Single quantum dots (QD) in photonic-crystal waveguides (PCW) constitute a robust...... platform for realizing a 1D atom, and are the subject of theoretical and experimental investigations in this thesis. We use _nite element method in 3D to calculate the local density of states (LDOS) in photonic-crystal membranes. The detailed spatial maps show strong inhibition of LDOS in the bandgap of...

  5. Coupling of Nod1D and HOTCHANNEL: static case

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    In this work the joining of the programs Nod1D and HOTCHANNEL, developed in the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and in the Electrical Research Institute (IIE) respectively is described. The first one allows to study the neutronic of a nuclear reactor and the second one allows to carry out the analysis of hot channel of a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Nod1 D is a program that it solves by nodal methods type finite element those diffusion equations in multigroup, and it is the static part of Nod Kin that it solves the diffusion equation in their time dependent part. For another side HOTCHANNEL is based on a mathematical model constituted by four conservation equations (two of mass conservation, one of motion quantity and one of energy), which are solved applying one discretization in implicit finite differences. Both programs have been verified in independent form using diverse test problems. In this work the modifications that were necessary to carry out to both for obtaining a coupled program that it provides the axial distribution of the neutron flux, the power, the burnup and the void fraction, among others parameters as much as neutronic as thermal hydraulics are described. Those are also mentioned limitations, advantages and disadvantages of the final product to which has been designated Nod1 D-HotChn. Diverse results for the Cycle 1 of the Laguna Verde Unit 1 reactor of the Nucleo electric central comparing them with those obtained directly with the CoreMasterPresto code are provided. (Author)

  6. MARG1D: One dimensional outer region matching data code

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    A code MARG1D has been developed which computes outer region matching data of the one dimensional Newcomb equation. Matching data play an important role in the resistive (and non ideal) Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) stability analysis in a tokamak plasma. The MARG1D code computes matching data by using the boundary value method or by the eigenvalue method. Variational principles are derived for the problems to be solved and a finite element method is applied. Except for the case of marginal stability, the eigenvalue method is equivalent to the boundary value method. However, the eigenvalue method has the several advantages: it is a new method of ideal MHD stability analysis for which the marginally stable state can be identified, and it guarantees numerical stability in computing matching data close to marginal stability. We perform detailed numerical experiments for a model equation with analytical solutions and for the Newcomb equation in the m=1 mode theory. Numerical experiments show that MARG1D code gives the matching data with numerical stability and high accuracy. (author)

  7. Thrifty Tbc1d1 and Tbc1d4 proteins link signalling and membrane trafficking pathways.

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    Koumanov, Françoise; Holman, Geoffrey D

    2007-04-15

    Establishing a complete pathway which links occupancy of the insulin receptor to GLUT4 translocation has been particularly elusive because of the complexities involved in studying both signalling and membrane trafficking processes. However, Lienhard's group has now discovered two related molecules that could function in this linking role. These proteins, Tbc1d4 (also known as AS160) and now Tbc1d1, as reported in this issue of the Biochemical Journal, have been demonstrated to be Rab GAPs (GTPase-activating proteins) that link upstream to Akt (protein kinase B) and phosphoinositide 3-kinase and downstream to Rabs involved in trafficking of GLUT4 vesicles. The data from Leinhard and colleagues suggest that high levels of Rab GAP activity lead to suppression of GLUT4 translocation and this observation has wide significance and is likely to be relevant to the recent discovery that mutations in the Tbc1d1 gene lead to some cases of severe human obesity. PMID:17376030

  8. Coupling of Nod1D and HOTCHANNEL: static case; Acoplamiento de Nod1D y HOTCHANNEL: caso estatico

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    Gomez T, A.M. [IPN-ESFM, 07738 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Ovando C, R. [IIE-Gcia. de Energia Nuclear, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. e-mail: rovando@iie.org.mx

    2003-07-01

    In this work the joining of the programs Nod1D and HOTCHANNEL, developed in the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and in the Electrical Research Institute (IIE) respectively is described. The first one allows to study the neutronic of a nuclear reactor and the second one allows to carry out the analysis of hot channel of a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Nod1 D is a program that it solves by nodal methods type finite element those diffusion equations in multigroup, and it is the static part of Nod Kin that it solves the diffusion equation in their time dependent part. For another side HOTCHANNEL is based on a mathematical model constituted by four conservation equations (two of mass conservation, one of motion quantity and one of energy), which are solved applying one discretization in implicit finite differences. Both programs have been verified in independent form using diverse test problems. In this work the modifications that were necessary to carry out to both for obtaining a coupled program that it provides the axial distribution of the neutron flux, the power, the burnup and the void fraction, among others parameters as much as neutronic as thermal hydraulics are described. Those are also mentioned limitations, advantages and disadvantages of the final product to which has been designated Nod1 D-HotChn. Diverse results for the Cycle 1 of the Laguna Verde Unit 1 reactor of the Nucleo electric central comparing them with those obtained directly with the CoreMasterPresto code are provided. (Author)

  9. Numerical simulation of Ge solar cells using D-AMPS-1D code

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    Barrera, Marcela, E-mail: barrera@tandar.cnea.gov.ar [Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Avenida General Paz 1499, San Martin 1650, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) (Argentina); Rubinelli, Francisco [Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnologico para la Industria Quimica (INTEC)-CONICET, Gueemes 3450, Santa Fe 3000 (Argentina); Rey-Stolle, Ignacio [Instituto de Energia Solar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Avenida Complutense 30, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Pla, Juan [Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Avenida General Paz 1499, San Martin 1650, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) (Argentina)

    2012-08-15

    A solar cell is a solid state device that converts the energy of sunlight directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. When light with photon energies greater than the band gap is absorbed by a semiconductor material, free electrons and free holes are generated by optical excitation in the material. The main characteristic of a photovoltaic device is the presence of internal electric field able to separate the free electrons and holes so they can pass out of the material to the external circuit before they recombine. Numerical simulation of photovoltaic devices plays a crucial role in their design, performance prediction, and comprehension of the fundamental phenomena ruling their operation. The electrical transport and the optical behavior of the solar cells discussed in this work were studied with the simulation code D-AMPS-1D. This software is an updated version of the one-dimensional (1D) simulation program Analysis of Microelectronic and Photonic Devices (AMPS) that was initially developed at The Penn State University, USA. Structures such as homojunctions, heterojunctions, multijunctions, etc., resulting from stacking layers of different materials can be studied by appropriately selecting characteristic parameters. In this work, examples of cells simulation made with D-AMPS-1D are shown. Particularly, results of Ge photovoltaic devices are presented. The role of the InGaP buffer on the device was studied. Moreover, a comparison of the simulated electrical parameters with experimental results was performed.

  10. Numerical simulation of Ge solar cells using D-AMPS-1D code

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    A solar cell is a solid state device that converts the energy of sunlight directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. When light with photon energies greater than the band gap is absorbed by a semiconductor material, free electrons and free holes are generated by optical excitation in the material. The main characteristic of a photovoltaic device is the presence of internal electric field able to separate the free electrons and holes so they can pass out of the material to the external circuit before they recombine. Numerical simulation of photovoltaic devices plays a crucial role in their design, performance prediction, and comprehension of the fundamental phenomena ruling their operation. The electrical transport and the optical behavior of the solar cells discussed in this work were studied with the simulation code D-AMPS-1D. This software is an updated version of the one-dimensional (1D) simulation program Analysis of Microelectronic and Photonic Devices (AMPS) that was initially developed at The Penn State University, USA. Structures such as homojunctions, heterojunctions, multijunctions, etc., resulting from stacking layers of different materials can be studied by appropriately selecting characteristic parameters. In this work, examples of cells simulation made with D-AMPS-1D are shown. Particularly, results of Ge photovoltaic devices are presented. The role of the InGaP buffer on the device was studied. Moreover, a comparison of the simulated electrical parameters with experimental results was performed.

  11. Genetic variants and mutations of PPM1D control the response to DNA damage.

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    Dudgeon, Crissy; Shreeram, Sathyavageeswaran; Tanoue, Kan; Mazur, Sharlyn J; Sayadi, Ahmed; Robinson, Robert C; Appella, Ettore; Bulavin, Dmitry V

    2013-08-15

    The Wip1 phosphatase is an oncogene that is overexpressed in a variety of primary human cancers. We were interested in identifying genetic variants that could change Wip1 activity. We identified 3 missense SNPs of the human Wip1 phosphatase, L120F, P322Q, and I496V confer a dominant-negative phenotype. On the other hand, in primary human cancers, PPM1D mutations commonly result in a gain-of-function phenotype, leading us to identify a hot-spot truncating mutation at position 525. Surprisingly, we also found a significant number of loss-of-function mutations of PPM1D in primary human cancers, both in the phosphatase domain and in the C terminus. Thus, PPM1D has evolved to generate genetic variants with lower activity, potentially providing a better fitness for the organism through suppression of multiple diseases. In cancer, however, the situation is more complex, and the presence of both activating and inhibiting mutations requires further investigation to understand their contribution to tumorigenesis. PMID:23907125

  12. DYN1D-MSR dynamics code for molten salt reactors

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    This paper reports about the DYN1D-MSR code development and dynamics studies of the molten salt reactors (MSR) - one of the 'Generation IV International Forum' concepts. In this forum the graphite-moderated channel type MSR based on the previous Oak Ridge National Laboratory research is considered. The liquid molten salt serves as a fuel and coolant, simultaneously and causes two physical peculiarities: the fission energy is released predominantly directly into the coolant and the delayed neutrons precursors are drifted by the fuel flow. The drift causes the spread of delayed neutrons distribution to the non-core parts of primary circuit and it can lead to a reactivity loss or gain in the case of fuel flow acceleration or deceleration, respectively. Therefore, specific 3D tool based on in house code DYN3D was developed in FZR. The code DYN3D-MSR is based on the solution of two-group neutron diffusion equation by the help of a nodal expansion method and it includes models of delayed neutrons drift and specific MSR heat release distribution. In this paper the development and verification of 1D version DYN1D-MSR of the code is described. The code has been validated with the experimental data gained from the molten salt reactor experiment performed in the Oak Ridge and after the validation it was applied to several typical transients (overcooling of fuel at the core inlet, reactivity insertion, and the fuel pump trip)

  13. Coupling transport fluid codes in 1D and 2D

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    The modeling of diffusive transport between the core and the edge of a magnetically confined fusion plasma by means of independent codes that operate on different space and time scales is addressed. Two 1D codes are run simultaneously, one representing the edge and one representing the core. The open-quotes edge codeclose quotes is typically run with a finer space resolution than the open-quotes core-code,close quotes because of the short spatial scale introduced by rapid parallel loss to the divertor or limiter in the scrapeoff layer (modeled here by a simple loss term). The open-quotes code mergingclose quotes approach, already developed for electrostatic particle simulation is here extended to the solution of the diffusion equation, providing a full self-consistent simulation while preserving a substantial degree of independence of the codes. Different models have been tested for the density and heat transport equation. The original open-quotes code mergingclose quotes scheme is also applied to couple non-linear models solved via the Newton iteration method. In particular it is shown (analytically and numerically) that if the self-consistent solution scheme is applied at each iteration stage, then the exact solution, i.e. that which would have been found by solving the whole system in a single code, is obtained. Simulation examples are shown and compared with the most straightforward iterative approach for code coupling where the self-consistency is obtained by iterating the separate solutions to achieve continuity of the field variable and its derivative at the interface. A model is also presented in which a 2D transport code for the edge is coupled to a simple 1D transport code for the core plasma. In this case the 1D code provides, in a self-consistent fashion, essentially a time-varying boundary condition for the average density, temperatures, etc. on the inner boundary (core-edge interface) of the 2D domain

  14. Extended-Range Ultrarefractive 1D Photonic Crystal Prisms

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    Ting, David Z.

    2007-01-01

    A proposal has been made to exploit the special wavelength-dispersive characteristics of devices of the type described in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Superprisms (NPO-30232) NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 29, No. 4 (April 2005), page 10a. A photonic crystal is an optical component that has a periodic structure comprising two dielectric materials with high dielectric contrast (e.g., a semiconductor and air), with geometrical feature sizes comparable to or smaller than light wavelengths of interest. Experimental superprisms have been realized as photonic crystals having three-dimensional (3D) structures comprising regions of amorphous Si alternating with regions of SiO2, fabricated in a complex process that included sputtering. A photonic crystal of the type to be exploited according to the present proposal is said to be one-dimensional (1D) because its contrasting dielectric materials would be stacked in parallel planar layers; in other words, there would be spatial periodicity in one dimension only. The processes of designing and fabricating 1D photonic crystal superprisms would be simpler and, hence, would cost less than do those for 3D photonic crystal superprisms. As in 3D structures, 1D photonic crystals may be used in applications such as wavelength-division multiplexing. In the extended-range configuration, it is also suitable for spectrometry applications. As an engineered structure or artificially engineered material, a photonic crystal can exhibit optical properties not commonly found in natural substances. Prior research had revealed several classes of photonic crystal structures for which the propagation of electromagnetic radiation is forbidden in certain frequency ranges, denoted photonic bandgaps. It had also been found that in narrow frequency bands just outside the photonic bandgaps, the angular wavelength dispersion of electromagnetic waves propagating in photonic crystal superprisms is much stronger than is the angular wavelength dispersion obtained by use of conventional prisms and diffraction gratings and is highly nonlinear.

  15. BGK electron solitary waves: 1D and 3D

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    L.-J. Chen

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents new results for 1D BGK electron solitary wave (phase-space electron hole solutions and, based on the new results, extends the solutions to include the 3D electrical interaction (E ~ 1/r 2 of charged particles. Our approach for extending to 3D is to solve the nonlinear 3D Poisson and 1D Vlasov equations based on a key feature of 1D electron hole (EH solutions; the positive core of an EH is screened by electrons trapped inside the potential energy trough. This feature has not been considered in previous studies. We illustrate this key feature using an analytical model and argue that the feature is independent of any specific model. We then construct azimuthally symmetric EH solutions under conditions where electrons are highly field-aligned and ions form a uniform background along the magnetic field. Our results indicate that, for a single humped electric potential, the parallel cut of the perpendicular component of the electric field (E⊥ is unipolar and that of the parallel component (E|| bipolar, reproducing the multi-dimensional features of the solitary waves observed by the FAST satellite. Our analytical solutions presented in this article capture the 3D electric interaction and the observed features of (E|| and E⊥. The solutions predict a dependence of the parallel width-amplitude relation on the perpendicular size of EHs. This dependence can be used in conjunction with experimental data to yield an estimate of the typical perpendicular size of observed EHs; this provides important information on the perpendicular span of the source region as well as on how much electrostatic energy is transported by the solitary waves.

  16. Spatial coherence of polaritons in a 1D channel

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    Savenko, I. G., E-mail: savenko.j@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Academic University, Research and Education Center of Nanotechnologies (Russian Federation); Iorsh, I. V. [National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation); Kaliteevski, M. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Academic University, Research and Education Center of Nanotechnologies (Russian Federation); Shelykh, I. A. [University of Iceland, Science Institute (Iceland)

    2013-01-15

    We analyze time evolution of spatial coherence of a polariton ensemble in a quantum wire (1D channel) under constant uniform resonant pumping. Using the theoretical approach based on the Lindblad equation for a one-particle density matrix, which takes into account the polariton-phonon and excitonexciton interactions, we study the behavior of the first-order coherence function g{sup 1} for various pump intensities and temperatures in the range of 1-20 K. Bistability and hysteresis in the dependence of the first-order coherence function on the pump intensity is demonstrated.

  17. Spectral function of the 1D Hubbard model

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    For the one-dimensional (1D) Hubbard model, we extended the bosonization technique, away from half filling, in such a way that a general formula is obtained for the zero temperature equal-time single-particle Green function with validity over the whole doping range. With our method, we can calculate, for the first time, the one-body Green function and thus, the spectral function in both the Tomonaga-Luttinger and Luther-Emery universality classes. The method also gives a tool to determine the coefficients of the correlation functions which cannot be determined with previously used methods. ((orig.))

  18. 1D-transport properties of single superconducting lead nanowires

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    Michotte, S.; Mátéfi-Tempfli, Stefan; Piraux, L.

    2003-01-01

    nanowire is small enough to ensure a 1D superconducting regime in a wide temperature range below T. The non-zero resistance in the superconducting state and its variation caused by fluctuations of the superconducting order parameter were measured versus temperature, magnetic field, and applied DC current......We report on the transport properties of single superconducting lead nanowires grown by an electrodeposition technique, embedded in a nanoporous track-etched polymer membrane. The nanowires are granular, have uniform diameter of ̃40 nm and a very large aspect ratio (̃500). The diameter of the...

  19. Phthalocyanine based 1D nanowires for device applications

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    Saini, Rajan; Mahajan, Aman; Bedi, R. K.

    2012-06-01

    1D nanowires (NWs) of Cu (II) 1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25-octabutoxy-29H,31H-Phthalocyanine (CuPc(OBu)8) molecule have been grown on different substrates by cost effective solution processing technique. The density of NWs is found to be strongly dependent on the concentration of solution. The possible formation mechanism of these structures is π-π interaction between phthalocyanine molecules. The improved conductivity of these NWs as compared to spin coated film indicates their potential for molecular device applications.

  20. 1D EM Modeling for Onshore Hydrocarbon Detection using MATLAB

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    N.H.H.M. Hanif; Shafie, A; S. Brahim; H. Daud; Kashif, M.; M.N. Akhtar; N.B. Yahya; H.M. Zaid; A.A.B. Zorkepli

    2011-01-01

    Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM) is a new technique used for hydrocarbons detection. This study focuses on One dimension (1D) modeling of hydrocarbon detection for onshore application using the principles of electromagnetic (EM) waves propagation. The transmitted frequency which is 0.25 Hz was used to characterize the hydrocarbon at 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m. Electric fields detected by the receivers at 500, 1000 and 1500 m were 22.85, 20.4 and 17.1 V m-1, respectively which was determ...

  1. 1D models for condensation induced water hammer in pipelines

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    Bloemeling, Frank; Neuhas, Thorsten; Schaffrath, Andreas [TUEV NORD SysTec GmbH und Co. KG, Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-03-15

    Condensation induced water hammer (CIWH) are caused by contact of steam and subcooled water. Thus, modeling the direct contact condensation is a crucial step towards the simulation of condensation induced water hammer with 1D pressure surge codes. Therefore, also the TUeV NORD SysTec GmbH and Co. KG inhouse pressure surge code DYVRO has been equipped with a new contact condensation model. The validation of DYVRO against an experiment dealing with CIWH is presented in this contribution. (orig.)

  2. Nonultralocal Quantum Algebra and 1D Anyonic Quantum Integrable Models

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    Applying braided Yang-Baxter equation quantum integrable and Bethe ansatz, solvable 1D anyon lattice and field models are constructed. Along with known models we discover novel lattice anyon and q-anyon models as well as nonlinear Schoedinger equation (NLS) and the derivative NLS anyon quantum field models, N-particle sectors of which yield the well-known anyon gases, interacting through ? and derivative ? function potentials. As a byproduct we discover a new anyon quantum group Hopf algebra with unusual braided multiplication. (author)

  3. Natural Thermal and Magnetic Entanglement in 1D Heisenberg Model

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    Arnesen, M C; Vedral, V

    2000-01-01

    We analyze the dependence of entanglement in the 1D Heisenberg model on temperature and external field. We find that the entanglement between two spins in an antiferromagnetic solid can be increased by increasing the temperature or the external field. Increasing the field to a certain value can also create entanglement between otherwise disentangled spins. However, on exceeding a critical value of the field, the entanglement vanishes at zero temperature and decays off at a finite temperature. In the ferromagnetic solid, on the other hand, entanglement is always absent. We also compare the entanglement in these systems to the total correlations.

  4. 1D position-sensitive detector for thermal neutrons

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    In order to equip highly efficient neutron spectrometers at the IBR-2 research reactor, 1D gaseous position-sensitive thermal neutron detector (PSD) has been developed. The detector design is based on Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber (MWPC) with He3+CF4 gas mixture. Its main parameters are the following: active area - 200x80 mm2 and spatial resolution - 2 mm. At present, such detectors successfully work at the 'Reflex' and HRFD spectrometers on the IBR-2 research reactor and on the diffraction facility of the RWW-2M research reactor (Zarechniy)

  5. Nonlocal Order Parameters for the 1D Hubbard Model

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    Montorsi, Arianna; Roncaglia, Marco

    2012-12-01

    We characterize the Mott-insulator and Luther-Emery phases of the 1D Hubbard model through correlators that measure the parity of spin and charge strings along the chain. These nonlocal quantities order in the corresponding gapped phases and vanish at the critical point Uc=0, thus configuring as hidden order parameters. The Mott insulator consists of bound doublon-holon pairs, which in the Luther-Emery phase turn into electron pairs with opposite spins, both unbinding at Uc. The behavior of the parity correlators is captured by an effective free spinless fermion model.

  6. 1-D sediment transport model: representation of mixtures and calibration

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    Balayn, P.; Paquier, A.; Lapuszek, M.

    2003-01-01

    A 1-D sediment transport model is detailed. The classical model that represents sediments by a mean diameter D50 is completed by a complementary parameter, the standard deviation (that is defined by the square root of the ratio between D84 and D16). Solving de Saint Venant equations to take into account the high stages and using this sediment model provides a method to simulate the evolution of the bottom of the river at a rather global scale. It is necessary to add some coefficients that wil...

  7. 1D models for condensation induced water hammer in pipelines

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    Condensation induced water hammer (CIWH) are caused by contact of steam and subcooled water. Thus, modeling the direct contact condensation is a crucial step towards the simulation of condensation induced water hammer with 1D pressure surge codes. Therefore, also the TUeV NORD SysTec GmbH and Co. KG inhouse pressure surge code DYVRO has been equipped with a new contact condensation model. The validation of DYVRO against an experiment dealing with CIWH is presented in this contribution. (orig.)

  8. 1-D ELECTRO-OPTIC BEAM STEERING DEVICE

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    Wang, Wei-Chih; Tsui, Chi Leung

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we present the design and fabrication of a 1D beam steering device based on planar electro-optic thermal-plastic prisms and a collimator lens array. With the elimination of moving parts, the proposed device is able to overcome the mechanical limitations of present scanning devices, such as fatigue and low operating frequency, while maintaining a small system footprint (~0.5mm×0.5mm). From experimental data, our prototype device is able to achieve a maximum deflection angle of 5...

  9. A 1D Ising model for ripple formation

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    A 1D Ising model is shown to reproduce qualitatively the dynamics of ripple formation. The saltation effect is imposed using a Kawasaki dynamics and a pair interaction over some distance l. Within this model, the ripple state turns out to be metastable, in agreement with cellular automata simulations as well as recent underwater experiments. A dynamical phase diagram is obtained. A mean-field solution of the problem is given in terms of the ripple size. A mapping is then performed onto a 2D l x ? static problem. (author)

  10. Quadratic Finite Element Method for 1D Deterministic Transport

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    In the discrete ordinates, or SN, numerical solution of the transport equation, both the spatial ((und r)) and angular ((und (Omega))) dependences on the angular flux ?(und r),(und (Omega))are modeled discretely. While significant effort has been devoted toward improving the spatial discretization of the angular flux, we focus on improving the angular discretization of ?(und r),(und (Omega)). Specifically, we employ a Petrov-Galerkin quadratic finite element approximation for the differencing of the angular variable (?) in developing the one-dimensional (1D) spherical geometry SN equations. We develop an algorithm that shows faster convergence with angular resolution than conventional SN algorithms

  11. Mosaic PPM1D mutations are associated with predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer

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    Ruark, Elise; Snape, Katie; Humburg, Peter; Loveday, Chey; Bajrami, Ilirjana; Brough, Rachel; Rodrigues, Daniel Nava; Renwick, Anthony; Seal, Sheila; Ramsay, Emma; Duarte, Silvana Del Vecchio; Rivas, Manuel A.; Warren-Perry, Margaret; Zachariou, Anna; Campion-Flora, Adriana; Hanks, Sandra; Murray, Anne; Pour, Naser Ansari; Douglas, Jenny; Gregory, Lorna; Rimmer, Andrew; Walker, Neil M.; Yang, Tsun-Po; Adlard, Julian W.; Barwell, Julian; Berg, Jonathan; Brady, Angela F.; Brewer, Carole; Brice, Glen; Chapman, Cyril; Cook, Jackie; Davidson, Rosemarie; Donaldson, Alan; Douglas, Fiona; Eccles, Diana; Evans, D. Gareth; Greenhalgh, Lynn; Henderson, Alex; Izatt, Louise; Kumar, Ajith; Lalloo, Fiona; Miedzybrodzka, Zosia; Morrison, Patrick J.; Paterson, Joan; Porteous, Mary; Rogers, Mark T.; Shanley, Susan; Walker, Lisa; Gore, Martin; Houlston, Richard; Brown, Matthew A.; Caufield, Mark J.; Deloukas, Panagiotis; McCarthy, Mark I.; Todd, John A.; Turnbull, Clare; Reis-Filho, Jorge S.; Ashworth, Alan; Antoniou, Antonis C.; Lord, Christopher J.; Donnelly, Peter; Rahman, Nazneen

    2013-01-01

    Improved sequencing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for investigating the role of rare genetic variation in common disease. However, there are considerable challenges with respect to study design, data analysis and replication1. Here, using pooled next-generation sequencing of 507 genes implicated in the repair of DNA in 1,150 samples, an analytical strategy focussed on protein truncating variants (PTVs) and a large-scale sequencing case-control replication experiment in 13,642 individuals, we show that rare PTVs in the p53 inducible protein phosphatase PPM1D are associated with predisposition to breast cancer and to ovarian cancer. PPM1D PTV mutations were present in 25/7781 cases vs 1/5861 controls; P=1.1210?5, which included 18 mutations in 6,912 individuals with breast cancer; P = 2.4210?4 and 12 mutations in 1,121 individuals with ovarian cancer; P = 3.1010?9. Notably, all the identified PPM1D PTVs were mosaic in lymphocyte DNA and clustered within a 370 bp region in the final exon of the gene, C-terminal to the phosphatase catalytic domain. Functional studies demonstrated that the mutations result in enhanced suppression of p53 in response to ionising radiation exposure, suggesting the mutant alleles encode hyperactive PPM1D isoforms. Thus, although the mutations cause premature protein truncation, they do not result in the simple loss-of-function typically associated with this class of variant, but instead likely have a gain-of-function effect. Our results have implications for the detection and management of breast and ovarian cancer risk. More generally, these data provide new insights into the role of rare and of mosaic genetic variants in common conditions, and the utility of sequencing in their identification. PMID:23242139

  12. Phase-sensitive detection of Bragg scattering at 1D optical lattices

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    Slama, S; Deh, B; Ludewig, A; Zimmermann, C; Courteille, P W; Courteille, Ph.W.

    2004-01-01

    We report on the observation of Bragg scattering at 1D atomic lattices. Cold atoms are confined by optical dipole forces at the antinodes of a standing wave generated by the two counter-propagating modes of a laser-driven high-finesse ring cavity. By heterodyning the Bragg-scattered light with a reference beam, we obtain detailed information on phase shifts imparted by the Bragg scattering process. Being deep in the Lamb-Dicke regime, the scattered light is not broadened by the motion of individual atoms. In contrast, we have detected signatures of global translatory motion of the atomic grating.

  13. Second order effect of twist deformation in the D1D5 CFT

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    Carson, Zaq; Mathur, Samir D

    2015-01-01

    Thermalization in the D1D5 CFT should occur via interactions caused by the twist operator, which deforms the theory off its free orbifold point. Earlier studies investigating this deformation at first order did not show any definite evidence of thermalization. In this paper we study the deformation to second order, where we do expect to see the effects that should give thermalization. We compute the effect of two twist operators on an initial vacuum state, which generates a squeezed state analogous to the case for a single twist. We obtain expressions for the Bogoliubov coefficients in this 2-twist case.

  14. System for Digital 1D-Image Processing with 1024 Pixel CCD Sensor

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    J. Misun; M. Chrenek; Sevcik, P; P. Kulla

    1993-01-01

    The conception of system for digital 1D-images processing with digital CCD camera is presented. The system is created from these three basic parts: the digital CCD camera with linear image sensor CCD L133C, 8-bit interface and a personal computer. The scanning digital CCD camera generated a video signals, which are processed in the analog signal processor. The output signal is continually converted to 8-bit data words in A/D converter. This data words maybe transfer over a bus driver to the o...

  15. Cold beam of isotopically pure Yb atoms by deflection using 1D-optical molasses

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    K D Rathod; P K Singh; Vasant Natarajan

    2014-09-01

    We demonstrate the generation of an isotopically pure beam of laser-cooled Yb atoms by deflection using 1D-optical molasses. Atoms in a collimated thermal beam are first slowed using a Zeeman slower. They are then subjected to a pair of molasses beams inclined at 45° with respect to the slowed atomic beam. The slowed atoms are deflected and probed at a distance of 160 mm. We demonstrate the selective deflection of the bosonic isotope 174Yb and the fermionic isotope 171Yb. Using a transient measurement after the molasses beams are turned on, we find a longitudinal temperature of 41 mK.

  16. Testing the Early Mars H2-CO2 Greenhouse Hypothesis with a 1-D Photochemical Model

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    Batalha, Natasha; Domagal-Goldman, Shawn D.; Ramirez, Ramses; Kasting, James

    2015-01-01

    A recent study by Ramirez et al. (2014) demonstrated that an atmosphere with 1.3-4 bar of CO2 and H2O, in addition to 5-20% H2, could have raised the mean annual and global surface temperature of early Mars above the freezing point of water. Such warm temperatures appear necessary to generate the rainfall (or snowfall) amounts required to carve the ancient martian valleys. Here, we use our best estimates for early martian outgassing rates, along with a 1-D photochemical model, to assess the c...

  17. 1-D DCT Using Latency Efficient Floating Point Algorithms

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    Viswanath Gowd A, Yedukondala Rao V, T. Shanmuganantham

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design of one-dimensional discrete cosine transform (DCT architecture for digital signal processing (DSP applications. DCT is a basic transformation for coding method which converts spatial domain to frequency domain of image. In 1-D DCT operation addition, subtraction, multiplication operations are required. These operations must be accurate, less latency. Floating point operations have dynamic range of representation, more accurate and perform millions of calculations per second. So the floating point operations are used for the above operations. In this floating point adder/subtractor is the most complex operation in a floating-point arithmetic and consists of many variable latency- and area dependent sub-operations. In floating-point addition implementations, latency is the primary performance bottleneck. So different types of floating point adder/subtractor algorithms such as LOD, LOP, Two-path are used to decrease the latency. The trade off is observed in 1-D DCT by changing different types of adders in place of summer. All architectures are designed and implemented using VHDL using Xillinx 13.1software.

  18. Local structure study of vanadium pentoxide 1D-nanostructures

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    Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5·nH2O) 1D-nanostructures as nanowires and nanorods have been obtained by decomposition of vanadium peroxide in hydrothermal conditions. Electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) were employed to characterize the morphology and the local structure of as-obtained samples. Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) revealed that the diameter of the nanowires and nanorods were found to be 10–20 and 30–40 nm, respectively. The results demonstrated that a combination of Raman and XAS techniques allowed the accurate characterization of the local structure of V2O5 1D-nanostructures which are related to different morphologies. Analyses of X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectra reveals that the local structure of V in the as-obtained samples is similar to the bulk V2O5 (in orthorhombic phase), except for a higher degree of local symmetry within the structure of the VO5 square pyramid. Additionally, the nanostructures prepared by this technique present a single crystalline nature and could emit visible light at room temperature which is related to the local order of V atoms of the studied samples.

  19. Modeling atrazine transport in soil columns with HYDRUS-1D

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    John Leju CELESTINO LADU

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Both physical and chemical processes affect the fate and transport of herbicides. It is useful to simulate these processes with computer programs to predict solute movement. Simulations were run with HYDRUS-1D to identify the sorption and degradation parameters of atrazine through calibration from the breakthrough curves (BTCs. Data from undisturbed and disturbed soil column experiments were compared and analyzed using the dual-porosity model. The study results show that the values of dispersivity are slightly lower in disturbed columns, suggesting that the more heterogeneous the structure is, the higher the dispersivity. Sorption parameters also show slight variability, which is attributed to the differences in soil properties, experimental conditions and methods, or other ecological factors. For both of the columns, the degradation rates were similar. Potassium bromide was used as a conservative non-reactive tracer to characterize the water movement in columns. Atrazine BTCs exhibited significant tailing and asymmetry, indicating non-equilibrium sorption during solute transport. The dual-porosity model was verified to best fit the BTCs of the column experiments. Greater or lesser concentration of atrazine spreading to the bottom of the columns indicated risk of groundwater contamination. Overall, HYDRUS-1D successfully simulated the atrazine transport in soil columns.

  20. Coherent Atom Optics With Fast Metastable Beams: Metastable Helium Diffraction By 1D and 2D Magnetized Reflection Gratings

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    Grucker, J.; Baudon, J.; Karam, J.-C.; Perales, F.; Bocvarski, V.; Ducloy, M.

    2007-04-01

    1D and 2D reflection gratings (Permalloy stripes or dots deposited on silicon), immersed in an external homogeneous static magnetic field, are used to study 1D and 2D diffraction of fast metastable helium atoms He* (23S1). Both the grazing incidence used here and the repulsive potential (for sub-level m = -1) generated by the magnetisation reduce the quenching effect. This periodically structured potential is responsible for the diffraction in the incidence plane as well as for the diffraction in the perpendicular plane.

  1. Simplified 1D modelling of the HGA test

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    Document available in extended abstract form only. The HGA test is located in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory (Switzerland). It consists of a horizontal borehole of 1.00 m of diameter and 13.00 m of length excavated in the ultra-low permeable Opalinus clay. During the tunnel drilling, the Opalinus clay near the tunnel wall was damaged, giving rise to an EDZ (Excavation Damaged Zone) around the tunnel. A steel liner was placed along the 6.00 m close to the tunnel mouth in order to guarantee the stability. The last 4.00 m at the tunnel end were backfilled with gravel. Along the remaining 3.00 m, an inflatable rubber packer of 1.00 m in diameter, was installed and inflated, thereby compressing the EDZ that was created during the tunnel excavation. The test section was filled with de-aired water and care was taken in order to eliminate the air from this tunnel section. Subsequently, a series of water and gas injection tests were carried out with varying mega-packer pressure, whereby water or gas was injected into the test section and, due to the very low permeability of the intact Opalinus clay, forced to flow back along the EDZ. In order to model the water and gas flow through the EDZ, we have followed a two-track approach. On the one hand, a 2D axisymmetric numerical model using code-bright has been made. On the other hand, a 1D analytical-numerical model has been developed and implemented in an Excel spreadsheet, whereby the field equations defined on a 1D geometrical domain are numerically solved using the finite element method. The 1D model has been used in order to calibrate the 2D axisymmetric model. Both the Opalinus clay and the EDZ will be considered to be porous media, with an incompressible solid phase (clay), an incompressible liquid phase (water and air) and a gas phase (water and air). The properties of the liquid phase will be assumed to be independent of the concentration of dissolved air and the gas phase will be assumed to be a mixture of dry air and water vapour, both assumed to be ideal gases, such that Dalton's law holds. Exchanges of both species water and species air between the liquid phase and the gas phase will be allowed, but it will be assumed that they are always in equilibrium, defined by the psychrometric and Henry's laws. It will be assumed that motions are slow so that terms involving accelerations and products of velocities may be neglected. Motion of the liquid phase and of the gas phase will be described by generalisations of Darcy's laws appropriate to unsaturated porous media and motion of the species water and the species air in the liquid phase and in the gas phase will be described by Fick's laws. In the Opalinus clay the intrinsic permeability will be assumed to be constant, but in the EDZ it will be assumed that it depends on the volumetric deformation of the solid skeleton via an aperture-based cubic law. A generalised form of Terzaghi's effective stress principle will be assumed to hold both in saturated and in unsaturated conditions. The constitutive laws for generalised effective stress both the Opalinus clay and the EDZ will be assumed to be given by isotropic linear elasticity. A water retention curve will govern the degree of saturation of the porous medium and, in particular, the transition between saturated and unsaturated states. Finally, it will be assumed that temperature remains constant everywhere. By combining the balance equations, the equilibrium restrictions and the constitutive relations, we get the field equations, that with suitable initial and boundary conditions allow to determine the unknown functions of the space position and time. In the considered case of the HGA test, we have considered simplifying assumptions that greatly reduce the complexity of the field equations. Mechanical assumptions: (1) there is axisymmetry about the tunnel axis; (2) there are no volume forces; and (3) slices z = const move independently and in plane strain. Hydraulic assumptions: (1) there is axisymmetry about the tunnel axis; and (2) there are no volume forces. Furthermore, on the EDZ, it will be assumed that (3)EDZ the flows of the liquid phase and of the gas phase are parallel to the tunnel axis; and, on the Opalinus clay, it will be assumed that (3)OPA there is no gas phase, there is no flow of the liquid phase and there is no air in the liquid phase. With these simplifying assumptions, the problem reduces to a coupled system of two differential equations in two unknown functions of the cylindrical coordinate z on the 1D domain, representing the part of the EDZ in front of the mega-packer, and of time t. The boundary conditions at the end of this 1D domain close to the test section are derived from the protocols of the volume injection rate of the liquid phase and of the volume injection rate of the gas phase. The boundary conditions at the end of this domain close to the liner are generalized conditions involving the mass rates of the liquid phase and of the gas phase and the values of the external pressures of the liquid phase and of the gas phase. The protocol of the mega-packer pressure is transformed into a body term on the 1D domain. The initial conditions for the unknown functions are derived from the assumed conditions of the test. This coupled system of equations is solved using the FEM. Once the two unknown functions are known, all the field variables both on the Opalinus clay and on the EDZ are determined in closed form using those two unknown functions. We believe that, on the one hand, the proposed 1D model is a convenient tool for calibrating the 2D axisymmetric codebright model and, on the other hand, provides insight into the HGA test

  2. Recent advances in 5-HT1B/1D receptor antagonists and agonists and their potential therapeutic applications.

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    Slassi, Abdelmalik

    2002-06-01

    The human 5-HT(1B) and 5-HT(1D) receptors are especially similar in sequence despite being encoded by two distinct genes. Although, human 5-HT(1B) and 5-HT(1D) receptors have been pharmacologically differentiated using nonselective 5-HT(1B/D) receptor antagonists such as ketanserin (1), ritanserin (2) and methiothepin (3), the precise function of these receptors remains undefined, and progress toward this has been hampered by the lack of selective ligands. The interest of the major pharmaceutical companies in 5-HT(1B/1D) antagonists increased by the discovery of potent and selective tools, combined with the fact that the blockade of terminal 5-HT(1B) receptors by selective antagonists has been proposed as a new approach for more efficient and/or fast-acting antidepressant drugs, since the acute blockade of these 5-HT autoreceptors will, in theory, immediately mimic their desensitization. Furthermore, it has been also suggested that supersensitive 5-HT(1B/1D) receptors may be involved in the pathophysiology of obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). In the 5-HT(1B/1D) agonist field, since the discovery of sumatriptan (26) (a 5-HT(1B/1D) receptor agonist) as an effective treatment for migraine headache, intensive research in this area has led to several second-generation compounds, a few of which have either entered the market place or are in late clinical trials. Beside the antimigraine activity of the 5-HT(1B/1D) agonists in clinical evaluation or already on the market, other potential therapeutic evaluations (such as gastric motor effect, bipolar disorder, autism, anti-aggressive effects) with these drugs are being investigated. This article highlights and reviews the research advances published in the 5-HT(1B/1D) antagonist and agonist literature. The article is supplemented with selected references on the design, synthesis and development of novel 5-HT(1B/1D) agents, and on studies to understand their mechanism and pathophysiology. Emphasis is given to recent advances in the potential therapeutic applications of 5-HT(1B/1D) serotonergic agents. By no means has any attempt been made to exhaustively review the literature but rather, primary references along with citations to recent literature reviews have been included in each section. PMID:12052194

  3. Entanglement perturbation theory for infinite quasi-1D quantum systems

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    Wang, Lihua; Chung, Sung Gong

    2015-12-01

    We develop entanglement perturbation theory (EPT) for infinite Quasi-1D quantum systems. The spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain with ferromagnetic nearest neighbor (NN) and antiferromagnetic next nearest neighbor (NNN) interactions with an easy-plane anisotropy is studied as a prototypical system. The obtained phase diagram is compared with a recent prediction [Phys. Rev. B 81, 094430 (2010)] that dimer and Nel orders appear alternately as the XXZ anisotropy ? approaches the isotropic limit ? = 1. The first and second transitions (across dimer, Nel and dimer phases) are detected with improved accuracy at ? ? 0.722 and 0.930. The third transition (from dimer to Nel phases), previously predicted to be at ? ? 0.98, is not detected at this ? in our method, strongly indicating that the second Nel phase is absent.

  4. Numerical Study of CME-like disturbances. 1-D simulations

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    Corona-Romero, P.; Gonzalez-Esparza, A.; Jeyakumar, S.; Casillas Perez, G.

    2007-05-01

    We present a parametric study of ICME-like disturbances from close to the Sun (18 solar radii) to 1 AU. This is a 1-D HD model using the ZEUS 3D code (Stone and Norman, 1992). With this study we illuminate some basic aspects of the heliocentric evolution of these disturbances in the inner heliosphere. After their injection, the fast ICME-like disturbances present two deceleration steps: a slow deceleration propagation in the inner trajectory, and, after reaching a critical distance (at about .45 AU), an exponential deceleration propagation where the ICME- like velocity tends to equalize the ambient wind speed. This critical distance depends on the ICME initial parameters and the ambient wind characteristics.

  5. 1-D array of perforated diode neutron detectors

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    Performance of a 4 cm long 64-pixel perforated diode neutron detector array is compared with an identical array of thin-film coated diodes. The perforated neutron detector design has been adapted to a 1-D pixel array capable of 120 μm spatial resolution and counting efficiency greater than 12%. Deep vertical trenches filled with 6LiF provide outstanding improvement in efficiency over thin-film coated diode designs limited to only 4.5%. This work marks the final step towards the construction of a much larger array consisting of 1024 pixels spanning 10 cm. The larger detector array will be constructed with a sub-array of 64-pixel sensors, and will be used for small-angle neutron scattering experiments at the Spallation Neutron Source of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  6. 1-D array of perforated diode neutron detectors

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    McNeil, Walter J. [Kansas State University, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, Manhattan, KS 66506 (United States)], E-mail: wjm4444@ksu.edu; Bellinger, Steven L.; Unruh, Troy C.; Henderson, Chris M.; Ugorowski, Phil; Morris-Lee, Bryce [Kansas State University, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, Manhattan, KS 66506 (United States); Taylor, Russell D. [Electronics Design Laboratory, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 (United States); McGregor, Douglas S. [Kansas State University, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, Manhattan, KS 66506 (United States)], E-mail: mcgregor@ksu.edu

    2009-06-01

    Performance of a 4 cm long 64-pixel perforated diode neutron detector array is compared with an identical array of thin-film coated diodes. The perforated neutron detector design has been adapted to a 1-D pixel array capable of 120 {mu}m spatial resolution and counting efficiency greater than 12%. Deep vertical trenches filled with {sup 6}LiF provide outstanding improvement in efficiency over thin-film coated diode designs limited to only 4.5%. This work marks the final step towards the construction of a much larger array consisting of 1024 pixels spanning 10 cm. The larger detector array will be constructed with a sub-array of 64-pixel sensors, and will be used for small-angle neutron scattering experiments at the Spallation Neutron Source of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  7. Maximizing the hyperpolarizability of 1D potentials with multiple electrons

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    Burke, Christopher J; Petschek, Rolfe G; Atherton, Timothy J

    2016-01-01

    We optimize the first and second intrinsic hyperpolarizabilities for a 1D piecewise linear potential dressed with Dirac delta functions for $N$ non-interacting electrons. The optimized values fall rapidly for $N>1$, but approach constant values of $\\beta_{int}=0.40$, $\\gamma_{int}^{+}=0.16$ and $\\gamma_{int}^{-}=-0.061$ above $N\\gtrsim8$. These apparent bounds are achieved with only 2 parameters with more general potentials achieving no better value. In contrast to previous studies, analysis of the hessian matrices of $\\beta_{int}$ and $\\gamma_{int}$ taken with respect to these parameters shows that the eigenvectors are well aligned with the basis vectors of the parameter space, indicating that the parametrization was well-chosen. The physical significance of the important parameters is also discussed.

  8. 1-D ELECTRO-OPTIC BEAM STEERING DEVICE.

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    Wang, Wei-Chih; Tsui, Chi Leung

    2011-06-01

    In this paper, we present the design and fabrication of a 1D beam steering device based on planar electro-optic thermal-plastic prisms and a collimator lens array. With the elimination of moving parts, the proposed device is able to overcome the mechanical limitations of present scanning devices, such as fatigue and low operating frequency, while maintaining a small system footprint (~0.5mm×0.5mm). From experimental data, our prototype device is able to achieve a maximum deflection angle of 5.6° for a single stage prism design and 29.2° for a cascaded three prisms stage design. The lens array shows a 4µm collimated beam diameter. PMID:22199458

  9. Effective theory of Black Holes in the 1/D expansion

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    Emparan, Roberto; Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro; Tanaka, Takahiro

    2015-01-01

    The gravitational field of a black hole is strongly localized near its horizon when the number of dimensions D is very large. In this limit, we can effectively replace the black hole with a surface in a background geometry (eg Minkowski or Anti-deSitter space). The Einstein equations determine the effective equations that this 'black hole surface' (or membrane) must satisfy. We obtain them up to next-to-leading order in 1/D for static black holes of the Einstein-(A)dS theory. To leading order, and also to next order in Minkowski backgrounds, the equations of the effective theory are the same as soap-film equations, possibly up to a redshift factor. In particular, the Schwarzschild black hole is recovered as a spherical soap bubble. Less trivially, we find solutions for 'black droplets', ie black holes localized at the boundary of AdS, and for non-uniform black strings.

  10. Axion string dynamics I: 2+1D

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    Fleury, Leesa M.; Moore, Guy D.

    2016-05-01

    If the axion exists and if the initial axion field value is uncorrelated at causally disconnected points, then it should be possible to predict the efficiency of cosmological axion production, relating the axionic dark matter density to the axion mass. The main obstacle to making this prediction is correctly treating the axion string cores. We develop a new algorithm for treating the axionic string cores correctly in 2+1 dimensions. When the axionic string cores are given their full physical string tension, axion production is about twice as efficient as in previous simulations. We argue that the string network in 2+1 dimensions should behave very differently than in 3+1 dimensions, so this result cannot be simply carried over to the physical case. We outline how to extend our method to 3+1D axion string dynamics.

  11. Axion String Dynamics I: 2+1D

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    Fleury, Leesa M

    2016-01-01

    If the axion exists and if the initial axion field value is uncorrelated at causally disconnected points, then it should be possible to predict the efficiency of cosmological axion production, relating the axionic dark matter density to the axion mass. The main obstacle to making this prediction is correctly treating the axion string cores. We develop a new algorithm for treating the axionic string cores correctly in 2+1 dimensions. When the axionic string cores are given their full physical string tension, axion production is about twice as efficient as in previous simulations. We argue that the string network in 2+1 dimensions should behave very differently than in 3+1 dimensions, so this result cannot be simply carried over to the physical case. We outline how to extend our method to 3+1D axion string dynamics.

  12. 1-D Molecular Chains of Thiophene on Ge(100)

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    Jeon, Seok Min; Jung, Soon Jung; Kim, Hyeong-Do; Lim, Do Kyung; Lee, Hangil; Kim, Sehun

    2007-01-01

    The adsorption geometry of thiophene on Ge(100) have been studied by high-resolution core-level photoemission spectroscopy (HRPES) using synchrotron radiation and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). From the analysis of the Ge 3d, S 2p, and C 1s core-level photoemission spectra, we found three different adsorption geometries, which were assigned to a dative bonding feature, a [4+2] cycloaddition reaction product, and a desulfurization reaction product. Furthermore, we investigated that the ratio of the components induced by three adsorption geometries changed depending on the molecular coverage and the annealing temperature. At low coverage, the kinetically favorable dative bonding features favorably form 1-D molecular chains. Increasing the molecular coverage, the energetically more stable [4+2] cycloaddition reaction products are additionally created.

  13. MX chains: 1-D analog of CuD planes?

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    Gammel, J. Tinka; Batistic, I.; Bishop, A. R.; Loh, E. Y.; Marianer, S.

    1990-04-01

    We study a two-band Peierls-Hubbard model for halogen-bridged mixed-valence transition metal linear chain complexes (MX chains). We include electron-electron correlations (both Hubbard and PPP-like expressions) using several techniques including calculations in the zero-hopping limit, exact diagonalization of small systems, mean field approximation, and a Gutzwiller-like ansatz for quantum phonons. The adiabatic optical absorption and phonon spectra for both photo-excited and doping induced defects (kinks, polarons, bipolarons and excitons) are discussed. A long period phase which occurs even at commensurate filling for certain parameter values may be related to twinning. The effect of including the electron-phonon in addition to the electron-electron interaction on the polaron/bipolaron (pairing) competition is especially interesting when this class of compounds is viewed as a 1-D analog of high-temperature superconductors.

  14. Microlens Masses from 1-D Parallaxes and Heliocentric Proper Motions

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    Gould, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    One-dimensional (1-D) microlens parallaxes can be combined with heliocentric lens-source relative proper motion measurements to derive the lens mass and distance, as suggested by Ghosh et al. (2004). Here I present the first mathematical anlysis of this procedure, which I show can be represented as a quadratic equation. Hence, it is formally subject to a two-fold degeneracy. I show that this degeneracy can be broken in many cases using the relatively crude 2-D parallax information that is often available for microlensing events. I also develop an explicit formula for the region of parameter space where it is more difficult to break this degeneracy. Although no mass/distance measurements have yet been made using this technique, it is likely to become quite common over the next decade.

  15. Thermal concurrence mixing in a 1D Ising model

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    Gunlycke, D; Kendon, V M; Vedral, V

    2001-01-01

    We investigate the entanglement arising naturally in a 1D Ising chain in a magnetic field in an arbitrary direction. We find that for different temperatures, different orientations of the magnetic field give maximum entanglement. In the high temperature limit, this optimal orientation corresponds to the magnetic field being perpendicular to the Ising orientation (z direction). In the low temperature limit, we find that varying the angle of the magnetic field very slightly from the z direction can lead to a rapid rise in entanglement. We also find that the orientation of the magnetic field for maximum entanglement varies with the field amplitude. Furthermore, we have derived a simple rule for the mixing of concurrences (a measure of entanglement) owing to mixing of states under certain conditions in our model.

  16. Effective theory of black holes in the 1/D expansion

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    Emparan, Roberto; Shiromizu, Tetsuya; Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro; Tanaka, Takahiro

    2015-06-01

    The gravitational field of a black hole is strongly localized near its horizon when the number of dimensions D is very large. In this limit, we can effectively replace the black hole with a surface in a background geometry (e.g. Minkowski or Anti-deSitter space). The Einstein equations determine the effective equations that this `black hole surface' (or membrane) must satisfy. We obtain them up to next-to-leading order in 1/ D for static black holes of the Einstein-(A)dS theory. To leading order, and also to next order in Minkowski backgrounds, the equations of the effective theory are the same as soap-film equations, possibly up to a redshift factor. In particular, the Schwarzschild black hole is recovered as a spherical soap bubble. Less trivially, we find solutions for `black droplets', i.e. black holes localized at the boundary of AdS, and for non-uniform black strings.

  17. 1 D Simulation of Capacitively Coupled Water Vapor Plasma

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    Kechidi, Ziane; A. H. Belbachir Team; M. Announ Collaboration; W. W. Graham Collaboration

    2015-03-01

    The results of a 1D simulation of a capacitively coupled water vapor discharge is reported. The simulated plasma consists of two electrodes separated by gap distance of 1 mm operating at 13.56 MHz with 26 species and 62 dominant reaction channels. The input parameters under which the plasma can be created is explored and space and time profiles of the electron densities are presented. The model finds that plasma ignition cannot be obtained in the present configuration and at pressures of greater than 0.1 atmosphere. The model has also be used to demonstrate the impact of rotational and vibrational excitation of water molecules in suppressing electrical breakdown. Phd student and Assistant professor

  18. Transient pressure characteristics in a pressure regulating system by using 1-D analytic valve modeling

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    Typically, a Pressure Control Valve (PCV) system is constructed with 3 to 4 PCV lines in order to prepare for both a future demand increase and a continuous supply of power after an emergency shutdown of the operating line. However, some operation failure cases that do not follow the original design concepts of a PCV system have been reported in the field. In this study, an accurate 1-D PCV system numerical model was built and a 1-D compressible flow theory was introduced for analytic valve modeling to find solutions for this problem. Several numerical analyses were successfully performed to examine the generation and propagation characteristics of the transient pressure and to clarify the relationships between the transient pressure or surge wave and each factor or parameter relating to fluid dynamics behavior in a PCV system. The relationship between the transient pressure and other factors, such as the size of pipe and header linked after a PCV, the pipe size of the added components linked after the header, and the generation time of the transient pressure and influence of the Slam Shut Valve were investigated in detail. Finally, in order to reduce the strength of the transient pressure and to delay its propagation, this study demonstrates the benefit both of enlargement of the pipe linked to the component added after the PCV system, and the installation of a dissipation component between the operation line and the other lines

  19. A 1-D morphodynamic model of postglacial valley incision

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    Tunnicliffe, Jon F.; Church, Michael

    2015-11-01

    Chilliwack River is typical of many Cordilleran valley river systems that have undergone dramatic Holocene degradation of valley fills that built up over the course of Pleistocene glaciation. Downstream controls on base level, mainly blockage of valleys by glaciers, led to aggradation of significant glaciofluvial and glaciolacustrine valley fills and fan deposits, subsequently incised by fluvial action. Models of such large-scale, long-term degradation present a number of important challenges since the evolution of model parameters, such as the rate of bedload transport and grain size characteristics, are governed by the nature of the deposit. Sediment sampling in the Chilliwack Valley reveals a complex sequence of very coarse to fine textural modes. We present a 1-D numerical morphodynamic model for the river-floodplain system tailored to conditions in the valley. The model is adapted to dynamically adjust channel width to optimize sediment transporting capacity and to integrate relict valley fill material as the channel incises through valley deposits. Sensitivity to model parameters is studied using four principal criteria: profile concavity, rate of downstream grain size fining, bed surface sand content, and the timescale to equilibrium. Model results indicate that rates of abrasion and coarsening of the grain size distributions exert the strongest controls on all of the interrelated model performance criteria. While there are a number of difficulties in satisfying all model criteria simultaneously, results indicate that 1-D models of valley bottom sedimentary systems can provide a suitable framework for integrating results from sediment budget studies and chronologies of sediment evacuation established from dating.

  20. Ultraviolet/visible photodetectors with ultrafast, high photosensitivity based on 1D ZnS/CdS heterostructures

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    Lou, Zheng; Li, Ludong; Shen, Guozhen

    2016-02-01

    One-dimensional (1D) semiconducting heterostructures have been widely studied for optoelectronics applications because of their unique geometry and attractive physical properties. In this study, we successfully synthesized 1D ZnS/CdS heterostructures, which can be used to fabricate high performance ultraviolet/visible photodetectors. Due to the separation of photo-generated electron-hole pairs, the resultant photodetector showed excellent photoresponse properties, including ultrahigh Ion/Ioff ratios (up to 105) and specific detectivity (2.23 × 1014 Jones), relatively fast response speed (5 ms), good stability and reproducibility. Moreover, the as-fabricated flexible photodetectors showed great mechanical stability under different bending conditions. Our results revealed the possibility of 1D ZnS/CdS heterostructures for application in the detection of UV and visible light. The main advantages of the heterostructures have great potential application for future optoelectronic devices.One-dimensional (1D) semiconducting heterostructures have been widely studied for optoelectronics applications because of their unique geometry and attractive physical properties. In this study, we successfully synthesized 1D ZnS/CdS heterostructures, which can be used to fabricate high performance ultraviolet/visible photodetectors. Due to the separation of photo-generated electron-hole pairs, the resultant photodetector showed excellent photoresponse properties, including ultrahigh Ion/Ioff ratios (up to 105) and specific detectivity (2.23 × 1014 Jones), relatively fast response speed (5 ms), good stability and reproducibility. Moreover, the as-fabricated flexible photodetectors showed great mechanical stability under different bending conditions. Our results revealed the possibility of 1D ZnS/CdS heterostructures for application in the detection of UV and visible light. The main advantages of the heterostructures have great potential application for future optoelectronic devices. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr08792a

  1. 3D/1D Analysis of ICRF Antennas

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    Maggiora, Riccardo; Lancellotti, Vito; Vecchi, Giuseppe

    2003-10-01

    An innovative tool has been realized for the 3D/1D simulation of Ion Cyclotron Radio Frequency (ICRF), i.e. accounting for antennas in a realistic 3D geometry and with an accurate 1D plasma model. The approach to the problem is based on an integral-equation formulation for the self-consistent evaluation of the current distribution on the conductors. The environment has been subdivided in two coupled region: the plasma region and the vacuum region. The two problems are linked by means of a magnetic current (electric field) distribution on the aperture between the two regions. In the vacuum region all the calculations are executed in the spatial domain while in the plasma region an extraction in the spectral domain of some integrals is employed that permits to significantly reduce the integration support and to obtain a high numerical efficiency leading to the practical possibility of using a large number of sub-domain (rectangular or triangular) basis functions on each solid conductor of the system. The plasma enters the formalism of the plasma region via a surface impedance matrix; for this reason any plasma model can be used; at present the FELICE code has been adopted, that affords density and temperature profiles, and FLR effects. The source term directly models the TEM mode of the coax feeding the antenna and the current in the coax is determined self-consistently, giving the input impedance/admittance of the antenna itself. Calculation of field distributions (both magnetic and electric), useful for sheath considerations, is included. This tool has been implemented in a suite, called TOPICA, that is modular and applicable to ICRF antenna structures of arbitrary shape. This new simulation tool can assist during the detailed design phase and for this reason can be considered a "Virtual Prototyping Laboratory" (VPL). The TOPICA suite has been tested against assessed codes and against measurements and data of mock-ups and existing antennas. The VPL is being used in the design of various ICRF antennas and also for the performance prediction of the ALCATOR C-MOD D antenna.

  2. Graphs on uniform points in [0,1]d

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    Appel, Martin J. B.; Russo, Ralph P.; Yang, King J.

    1995-06-01

    Statistical problems in pattern or structure recognition for a random multidimensional point set may be addressed by variations on the random graph model of Erdos and Renyui. The imposition of graph structure with a variable edge criterion on a large random point set allows a search for signature quantities or behavior under the given distributional hypothesis. The work is motivated by the question of how to make statistical inferences from sensed mine field data. This article describes recent results obtained in the following special cases. On independent random points U1,...,Un distributed uniformly on [0,1]d, a random graph Gn(x) is constructed in which two distinct such points are joined by an edge if the l(infinity )-distance between them is at most some prescribed value 0 graph are described. Almost-sure asymptotic rates of convergence/divergence are obtained for various quantities, including the maximum and minimum vertex degree of the random graph, its clique number, chromatic number, and independence number, as the number n of points becomes large and the edge distance x is allowed to vary with n. The connectivity distance cn, the smallest x such that Gn(x) is connected, and the largest nearest neighbor link dn, the smallest x such that Gn(x) has no vertices of degree zero, are asymptotic in ratio, as n becomes large, for d >= 2.

  3. Nonclassical Particle Transport in 1-D Random Periodic Media

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    Vasques, Richard; Slaybaugh, Rachel N

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the accuracy of the recently proposed nonclassical transport equation. This equation contains an extra independent variable compared to the classical transport equation (the path-length $s$), and models particle transport taking place in homogenized random media in which a particle's distance-to-collision is not exponentially distributed. To solve the nonclassical equation one needs to know the $s$-dependent ensemble-averaged total cross section, $\\Sigma_t(\\mu,s)$, or its corresponding path-length distribution function, $p(\\mu,s)$. We consider a 1-D spatially periodic system consisting of alternating solid and void layers, randomly placed in the $x$-axis. We obtain an analytical expression for $p(\\mu,s)$ and use this result to compute the corresponding $\\Sigma_t(\\mu,s)$. Then, we proceed to numerically solve the nonclassical equation for different test problems in rod geometry; that is, particles can move only in the directions $\\mu=\\pm 1$. To assess the accuracy of these solutions, we produce ...

  4. Nanowires and 1D arrays fabrication: An overview

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    Since the discovery of M41S materials family in 1992, some special features like aligned pores perpendicularly to the substrate surface and long range order, have been looked for with great interest for many applications of these kind of nanomaterials. The growth of thin films displaying meso- and nano-porous structures have attracted the attention of many research groups in the last decade and, with that aim several techniques such as: MBE, CVD, AFM, ion beam lithography, etc., have been used. On the other hand, a lot of down-top techniques, particularly those in which, self-assembly processes play a relevant role in the growth mechanisms of that nanostructures have been reported. Among them, electrochemical techniques constitute one of the most used to fabricate highly ordered nanostructures to be used as templates for replicating other nanostructured materials and for growing functionalized material arrays. In this paper, a brief overview on the nanofabrication techniques is done mainly of those related with the nanowires and, in general, 1D nanostructures fabrication. In addition, we show some results on ordered and disordered nanoporous anodic alumina membranes (AAM) and anodic titania membranes (ATM), respectively. Besides some functionalized systems based on these membranes used as templates are presented such as, magnetic nanowire arrays, biosensors, and carbon nanotubes. The potentiality of these systems for applications on diverse field, such as, nanoelectronic, magneto-optic, biotechnology and optoelectronic is demonstrated

  5. Molecular, Physicochemical and Rheological Characteristics of Introgressive Triticale/Triticum monococcum ssp. monococcum Lines with Wheat 1D/1A Chromosome Substitution

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    Lidia Błaszczyk; Barbara Apolinarska; Michał Kwiatek; Halina Wiśniewska; Monika Langner; Bolesław P. Salmanowicz

    2013-01-01

    Three sets of hexaploid introgressive triticale lines, with Triticum monococcum ssp. monococcum (cultivated einkorn wheat) genes and a bread wheat chromosome 1D substituted for chromosome 1A, and one set of secondary triticale lines were evaluated for grain and flour physicochemical and dough rheological characteristics in two generations (F7 and F8). Genomic in situ hybridization (GISH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) confirmed the 1D/1A chromosome substitution. The presence or...

  6. DISCOLORATION OF THE WETTED SURFACE IN THE 6.1D DISSOLVER

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    Rudisill, T.; Mickalonis, J.; Crapse, K.

    2013-12-18

    During a camera inspection of a failed coil in the 6.1D dissolver, an orange discoloration was observed on a portion of the dissolver wall and coils. At the request of H-Canyon Engineering, the inspection video of the dissolver was reviewed by SRNL to assess if the observed condition (a non-uniform, orange-colored substance on internal surfaces) was a result of corrosion. Although the dissolver vessel and coil corrode during dissolution operations, the high acid conditions are not consistent with the formation of ferrous oxides (i.e., orange/rust-colored corrosion products). In a subsequent investigation, SRNL performed dissolution experiments to determine if residues from the nylon bags used for Pu containment could have generated the orange discoloration following dissolution. When small pieces of a nylon bag were placed in boiling 8 M nitric acid solutions containing other components representative of the H-Canyon process, complete dissolution occurred almost immediately. No residues were obtained even when a nylon mass to volume ratio greater than 100 times the 6.1D dissolver value was used. Degradation products from the dissolution of nylon bags are not responsible for the discoloration observed in the dissolver.

  7. Self-Assembly for Large Scale Fabrication of Integrated Electronic Devices Based on 1-D Nanostructures.

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    Koh, Juntae; Lee, Minbaek; Im, Jiwoon; Myung, Sung; Hong, Seunghun

    2006-03-01

    Recently, electronic devices based on 1-dimensional (1-D) nanostructures (e.g. carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanowires) have been drawing much attention as next-generation device architecture. However, the shortage of reliable nanomanufacturing methods for such circuits has hindered their practical applications. One promising nanomanufacturing method can be `surface-programmed assembly' process, where functional molecular monolayer on the substrate guides the `selective assembly' and `alignment' of nanowires and nanotubes on the substrate without relying on any external forces. Using this method, we successfully assembled and aligned carbon nanotubes and vanadium oxide nanowires on various substrates including Au, silicon oxide, Si, Al, and polymer. Furthermore, by additional microfabrication process, we demonstrated large-scale fabrication of various device structures such as junctions and top-gate transistors based on CNTs and vanadium oxide nanowires. Significantly, since this process does not require any high-temperature processing steps, it can be applied to virtually general substrates and may remove current difficulty in manufacturing of electronic devices based on 1-D nanostructures.

  8. A new general 1-D vadose zone flow solution method

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    Ogden, Fred L.; Lai, Wencong; Steinke, Robert C.; Zhu, Jianting; Talbot, Cary A.; Wilson, John L.

    2015-06-01

    We have developed an alternative to the one-dimensional partial differential equation (PDE) attributed to Richards (1931) that describes unsaturated porous media flow in homogeneous soil layers. Our solution is a set of three ordinary differential equations (ODEs) derived from unsaturated flux and mass conservation principles. We used a hodograph transformation, the Method of Lines, and a finite water-content discretization to produce ODEs that accurately simulate infiltration, falling slugs, and groundwater table dynamic effects on vadose zone fluxes. This formulation, which we refer to as "finite water-content", simulates sharp fronts and is guaranteed to conserve mass using a finite-volume solution. Our ODE solution method is explicitly integrable, does not require iterations and therefore has no convergence limits and is computationally efficient. The method accepts boundary fluxes including arbitrary precipitation, bare soil evaporation, and evapotranspiration. The method can simulate heterogeneous soils using layers. Results are presented in terms of fluxes and water content profiles. Comparing our method against analytical solutions, laboratory data, and the Hydrus-1D solver, we find that predictive performance of our finite water-content ODE method is comparable to or in some cases exceeds that of the solution of Richards' equation, with or without a shallow water table. The presented ODE method is transformative in that it offers accuracy comparable to the Richards (1931) PDE numerical solution, without the numerical complexity, in a form that is robust, continuous, and suitable for use in large watershed and land-atmosphere simulation models, including regional-scale models of coupled climate and hydrology.

  9. Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of 1D nanostructures

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    Marley, Peter Mchael

    The roster of materials exhibiting metal---insulator transitions with sharply discontinuous switching of electrical conductivity close to room temperature remains rather sparse despite the fundamental interest in the electronic instabilities manifested in such materials and the plethora of potential technological applications, ranging from frequency-agile metamaterials to electrochromic coatings and Mott field-effect transistors. Vanadium oxide bronzes with the general formula MxV2O 5, provide a wealth of compositions and frameworks where strong electron correlation can be systematically (albeit thus far only empirically) tuned. Charge fluctuations along the quasi-1D frameworks of MxV 2O5 bronzes have evinced much recent interest owing to the manifestation of colossal metal---insulator transitions and superconductivity. We start with a general review on the phase transitions, both electronic and structural, of vanadium oxide bronzes in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2, we demonstrate an unprecedented reversible transformation between double-layered (delta) and tunnel (beta) quasi-1D geometries for nanowires of a divalent vanadium bronze CaxV2O5 (x ˜0.23) upon annealing-induced dehydration and hydrothermally-induced hydration. Such a facile hydration/dehydration-induced interconversion between two prominent quasi-1D structures (accompanied by a change in charge ordering motifs) has not been observed in the bulk and is posited to result from the ease of propagation of crystallographic slip processes across the confined nanowire widths for the delta→beta conversion and the facile diffusion of water molecules within the tunnel geometries for the beta→delta reversion. We demonstrate in Chapter 3 unprecedented pronounced metal-insulator transitions induced by application of a voltage for nanowires of a vanadium oxide bronze with intercalated divalent cations, beta-PbxV 2O5 (x ˜0.33). The induction of the phase transition through application of an electric field at room temperature makes this system particularly attractive and viable for technological applications. A mechanistic basis for the phase transition is proposed based on charge disproportionation evidenced at room temperature in near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy measurements, ab initio density functional theory calculations of the band structure, and electrical transport data suggesting that transformation to the metallic state is induced by melting of specific charge localization and ordering motifs extant in these materials. In Chapter 4, we report the synthesis of single-crystalline delta-Ag 0.88V2O5 nanowires and unravel pronounced electronic phase transitions induced in response to temperature and applied electric field. Specifically, a pronounced semiconductor---semiconductor transition is evidenced for these materials at ca. 150 K upon heating and a distinctive insulator---conductor transition is observed upon application of an in-plane voltage. An orbital-specific picture of the mechanistic basis of the phase transitions is proposed using a combination of density functional theory (DFT) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy. Structural refinements above and below the transition temperature, angle-resolved O K-edge NEXAFS spectra, and DFT calculations suggest that the electronic phase transitions in these 2D frameworks are mediated by a change in the overlap of d xy orbitals. The classical orthorhombic layered phase of V2O5 has long been regarded as the thermodynamic sink for binary vanadium oxides and has found great practical utility as a result of its open framework and easily accessible redox states. Concluding with Chapter 5, we exploit a cation-exchange mechanism to synthesize a new stable tunnel-structured polymorph of V 2O5 (zeta-V2O5) and demonstrate the subsequent ability of this framework to accommodate Li and Mg ions. The facile extraction and insertion of cations and stabilization of the novel tunnel framework is facilitated by the nanometer-sized dimensions of the materials, which leads to accommodation of strain without amorphization. The topotactic approach demonstrated here indicates not just novel intercalation chemistry accessible at nanoscale dimensions but also suggests a facile synthetic route to ternary vanadium oxide bronzes (MxV2O 5) exhibiting intriguing physical properties that range from electronic phase transitions to charge ordering and superconductivity.

  10. Study of phase space structures in driven 1D Vlasov poisson model

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    Electrostatic waves in a collisionless, unmagnetized plasma are known to interact with particles that stream with velocities close to the wave phase speed to produce damping effects, particle trapping and interesting nonlinear coherent structures. For example, it is well known that if the initial amplitude of the wave is large enough, the damping effects can be overcome to form BGK structures. In the present work, we consider a 1D driven Vlasov-Poisson plasma model. It is demonstrated that by a careful choice of drive phase and for drive amplitudes smaller than or comparable to the linear limit, it is possible to generate surprisingly large amplitude coherent structures in phase space. This and other details will be presented. (author)

  11. A low power, area efficient fpga based beamforming technique for 1-D CMUT arrays.

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    Joseph, Bastin; Joseph, Jose; Vanjari, Siva Rama Krishna

    2015-08-01

    A low power area efficient digital beamformer targeting low frequency (2MHz) 1-D linear Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (CMUT) array is developed. While designing the beamforming logic, the symmetry of the CMUT array is well exploited to reduce the area and power consumption. The proposed method is verified in Matlab by clocking an Arbitrary Waveform Generator(AWG). The architecture is successfully implemented in Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA kit to check its functionality. The beamforming logic is implemented for 8, 16, 32, and 64 element CMUTs targeting Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) platform at Vdd 1.62V for UMC 90nm technology. It is observed that the proposed architecture consumes significantly lesser power and area (1.2895 mW power and 47134.4 ?m(2) area for a 64 element digital beamforming circuit) compared to the conventional square root based algorithm. PMID:26737263

  12. Uniform Contractivity in Wasserstein Metric for the Original 1D Kac's Model

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    Hauray, Maxime

    2016-03-01

    We study here a very popular 1D jump model introduced by Kac: it consists of N velocities encountering random binary collisions at which they randomly exchange energy. We show the uniform (in N) exponential contractivity of the dynamics in a non-standard Monge-Kantorovich-Wasserstein: precisely the MKW metric of order 2 on the energy. The result is optimal in the sense that for each N, the contractivity constant is equal to the L^2 spectral gap of the generator associated to Kac's dynamic. As a corollary, we get an uniform but non optimal contractivity in the MKW metric of order 4. We use a simple coupling that works better that the parallel one. The estimates are simple and new (to the best of our knowledge).

  13. System for Digital 1D-Image Processing with 1024 Pixel CCD Sensor

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    J. Misun

    1993-11-01

    Full Text Available The conception of system for digital 1D-images processing with digital CCD camera is presented. The system is created from these three basic parts: the digital CCD camera with linear image sensor CCD L133C, 8-bit interface and a personal computer. The scanning digital CCD camera generated a video signals, which are processed in the analog signal processor. The output signal is continually converted to 8-bit data words in A/D converter. This data words maybe transfer over a bus driver to the operation memory of personal computer, by setting one of the three work regimes of digital CCD camera. Some application possibilities and basic technical parameters of this system are given.

  14. PPM1D exerts its oncogenic properties in human pancreatic cancer through multiple mechanisms.

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    Wu, Bo; Guo, Bo-Min; Kang, Jie; Deng, Xian-Zhao; Fan, You-Ben; Zhang, Xiao-Ping; Ai, Kai-Xing

    2016-03-01

    Protein phosphatase, Mg(2+)/Mn(2+) dependent, 1D (PPM1D) is emerging as an oncogene by virtue of its negative control on several tumor suppressor pathways. However, the clinical significance of PPM1D in pancreatic cancer (PC) has not been defined. In this study, we determined PPM1D expression in human PC tissues and cell lines and their irrespective noncancerous controls. We subsequently investigated the functional role of PPM1D in the migration, invasion, and apoptosis of MIA PaCa-2 and PANC-1 PC cells in vitro and explored the signaling pathways involved. Furthermore, we examined the role of PPM1D in PC tumorigenesis in vivo. Our results showed that PPM1D is overexpressed in human PC tissues and cell lines and significantly correlated with tumor growth and metastasis. PPM1D promotes PC cell migration and invasion via potentiation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway through downregulation of apoptosis-stimulating of p53 protein 2 (ASPP2). In contrast to PPM1D, our results showed that ASPP2 is downregulated in PC tissues. Additionally, PPM1D suppresses PC cell apoptosis via inhibition of the p38 MAPK/p53 pathway through both dephosphorylation of p38 MAPK and downregulation of ASPP2. Furthermore, PPM1D promotes PC tumor growth in vivo. Our results demonstrated that PPM1D is an oncogene in PC. PMID:26714478

  15. Comparison of global synthetic seismograms calculated using the spherical 2.5-D finite-difference method with observed long-period waveforms including data from the intra-Antarctic region

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    Toyokuni, Genti; Takenaka, Hiroshi; Kanao, Masaki; Wiens, Douglas A.; Nyblade, Andrew

    2012-07-01

    We have been developing an accurate and efficient numerical scheme, which uses the finite-difference method (FDM) in spherical coordinates, for the computation of global seismic wave propagation through laterally heterogeneous realistic Earth models. In the field of global seismology, traditional axisymmetric modeling has been used widely as an efficient approach since it can solve the 3-D elastodynamic equation in spherical coordinates on a 2-D cross-section of the Earth, assuming structures to be invariant with respect to the axis through the seismic source. However, it has the severe disadvantages that asymmetric structures about the axis cannot be incorporated and the source mechanisms with arbitrary shear dislocation have not been attempted for a long time. Our scheme is based on the framework of axisymmetric modeling but has been extended to treat asymmetric structures, arbitrary moment-tensor point sources, anelastic attenuation, and the Earth center which is a singularity of wave equations in spherical coordinates. All these types of schemes which solve 3-D wavefields on a 2-D model cross-section are classified as 2.5-D modeling, so we have named our scheme the spherical 2.5-D FDM. In this study, we compare synthetic seismograms calculated using our FDM scheme with three-component observed long-period seismograms including data from stations newly installed in Antarctica in conjunction with the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. Seismic data from inland Antarctica are expected to reveal images of the Earth's deep interior with enhanced resolution because of the high signal-to-noise ratio and wide extent of this region, in addition to the rarity of sampling paths along the rotation axis of the Earth. We calculate synthetic seismograms through the preliminary reference earth model (PREM) including attenuation using a moment-tensor point source for the November 9, 2009 Fiji earthquake. Our results show quite good agreement between synthetic and observed seismograms, which indicates the accuracy of observations in the Antarctica, as well as the feasibility of the spherical 2.5-D modeling scheme.

  16. Acute exercise and physiological insulin induce distinct phosphorylation signatures on TBC1D1 and TBC1D4 in human skeletal muscle

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    Treebak, Jonas Thue; Pehmøller, Christian; Kristensen, Jonas Møller; Kjøbsted, Rasmus; Birk, Jesper Bratz; Schjerling, Peter; Richter, Erik; Goodyear, Laurie J; Wojtaszewski, Jørgen

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the phosphorylation signatures of two Rab GTPase activating proteins TBC1D1 and TBC1D4 in human skeletal muscle in response to physical exercise and physiological insulin levels induced by a carbohydrate rich meal using a paired experimental design. Eight healthy male volunteers...... TBC1D4 in response to physiological stimuli in human skeletal muscle and support the idea that Akt and AMPK are upstream kinases. TBC1D1 phosphorylation signatures were comparable between in vitro contracted mouse skeletal muscle and exercised human muscle, and we show that AMPK was regulating...... phosphorylation of these sites in mouse muscle. Contraction and exercise elicited a different phosphorylation pattern of TBC1D4 in mouse compared with human muscle, and although different circumstances in our experimental setup may contribute to this difference, the observation exemplifies that transferring...

  17. Multiparticle systems in ? -Poincar inspired by (2 +1 )D gravity

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    Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy; Rosati, Giacomo

    2015-04-01

    Inspired by a Chern-Simons description of 2 +1 -dimensional gravity coupled to point particles we propose a new Lagrangian of a multiparticle system living in ? -Minkowski/? -Poincar spacetime. We derive the dynamics of interacting particles with ? -momentum space, alternative to the one proposed in the "principle of relative locality" literature. The model that we obtain takes account of the nonlocal topological interactions between the particles, so that the effective multiparticle action is not a sum of their free actions. In this construction the locality of particle processes is naturally implemented, even for distant observers. In particular a particle process is characterized by a local deformed energy-momentum conservation law. The spacetime transformations are generated by total charges/generators for the composite particle system, and leave unaffected the locality of individual particle processes.

  18. Grid Cell Responses in 1D Environments Assessed as Slices through a 2D Lattice.

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    Yoon, KiJung; Lewallen, Sam; Kinkhabwala, Amina A; Tank, David W; Fiete, Ila R

    2016-03-01

    Grid cells, defined by their striking periodic spatial responses in open 2D arenas, appear to respond differently on 1D tracks: the multiple response fields are not periodically arranged, peak amplitudes vary across fields, and the mean spacing between fields is larger than in 2D environments. We ask whether such 1D responses are consistent with the system's 2D dynamics. Combining analytical and numerical methods, we show that the 1D responses of grid cells with stable 1D fields are consistent with a linear slice through a 2D triangular lattice. Further, the 1D responses of comodular cells are well described by parallel slices, and the offsets in the starting points of the 1D slices can predict the measured 2D relative spatial phase between the cells. From these results, we conclude that the 2D dynamics of these cells is preserved in 1D, suggesting a common computation during both types of navigation behavior. PMID:26898777

  19. Actinometric measurement of j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)], the solar photolysis frequency of ozone to singlet D oxygen atoms

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    Tesfamariam, B.S.

    1992-01-01

    A chemical actinometer for measuring the solar photolysis frequency of ozone to [sup 1]D oxygen atoms, j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)], has been built. Ozone, generated by oxygen flowing through an electric discharge ozonizer, is mixed with helium and nitrous oxide. The mixture of gases passes through traps into an ozone meter and into a photolysis tube that can be exposed to sunlight. Sunlight in the wavelength region less than 320 nm, photolyzes ozone into oxygen molecules and excited oxygen atoms that are in [sup 1]D state. The [sup 1]D oxygen atoms formed react with N[sub 2]O and ozone to produce oxides of nitrogen. Computer model predictions show that NO[sub 2] is the major product. The gases after photolysis pass through an ozone removing trap into the detector. NO[sub 2] in the gas mixture is detected by its chemiluminescence reaction with luminol. The instrument is able to measure j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] with a noise level less that 5 x 10[sup [minus]1] sec[sup [minus]1]. The instrument measures j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] with a precision of [+-]10%. Sixty days of data are taken between February 19, 1991 and May 18, 1991 in Denver, Colorado. Over 400 clear day j[O[sub 3]-O(1D)] values are correlated with effective ozone column density. Seasonal variation of j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] is calculated from the peak hourly average values near solar noon for the months February, March, April and May. j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] increased by 34% from February to May. j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] measured in this study is compared with previous measurements and model calculations. Three photometers with approximate cosine response have been built and compared to the j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] actinometer. j[[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] values are also compared to an output of a radiometer that measures global solar radiation. A new method to estimate j[O[sub 3]-O([sup 1]D)] on cloudy days using the global solar radiation is successfully tested.

  20. Anti-tumor Potential of Type-I NKT cells against CD1d-positive and CD1d-negative Tumors in Humans

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    Metelitsa, Leonid S.

    2010-01-01

    Vα24-invariant Natural Killer T cells (NKTs) are strictly CD1d-restricted, and CD1d expression has been found in several types of leukemia and lymphoma as well as in brain tumors suggesting that these malignancies could be targeted for direct NKT-cell cytotoxicity. Several studies have revealed strong positive associations between the numbers of tumor-infiltrating or circulating NKTs with improved disease outcome in patients with diverse types of CD1d-negative solid tumors. The mechanism by w...

  1. Structural and population-based evaluations of TBC1D1 p.Arg125Trp.

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    Richardson, Tom G; Thomas, Elaine C; Sessions, Richard B; Lawlor, Debbie A; Tavaré, Jeremy M; Day, Ian N M

    2013-01-01

    Obesity is now a leading cause of preventable death in the industrialised world. Understanding its genetic influences can enhance insight into molecular pathogenesis and potential therapeutic targets. A non-synonymous polymorphism (rs35859249, p.Arg125Trp) in the N-terminal TBC1D1 phosphotyrosine-binding (PTB) domain has shown a replicated association with familial obesity in women. We investigated these findings in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), a large European birth cohort of mothers and offspring, and by generating a predicted model of the structure of this domain. Structural prediction involved the use of three separate algorithms; Robetta, HHpred/MODELLER and I-TASSER. We used the transmission disequilibrium test (TDT) to investigate familial association in the ALSPAC study cohort (N = 2,292 mother-offspring pairs). Linear regression models were used to examine the association of genotype with mean measurements of adiposity (Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference and Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) assessed fat mass), and logistic regression was used to examine the association with odds of obesity. Modelling showed that the R125W mutation occurs in a location of the TBC1D1 PTB domain that is predicted to have a function in a putative protein:protein interaction. We did not detect an association between R125W and BMI (mean per allele difference 0.27 kg/m(2) (95% Confidence Interval: 0.00, 0.53) P = 0.05) or obesity (odds ratio 1.01 (95% Confidence Interval: 0.77, 1.31, P = 0.96) in offspring after adjusting for multiple comparisons. Furthermore, there was no evidence to suggest that there was familial association between R125W and obesity (χ(2) = 0.06, P = 0.80). Our analysis suggests that R125W in TBC1D1 plays a role in the binding of an effector protein, but we find no evidence that the R125W variant is related to mean BMI or odds of obesity in a general population sample. PMID:23667688

  2. From domain wall to overlap in 2 + 1d

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    Hands, Simon

    2016-03-01

    The equivalence of domain wall and overlap fermion formulations is demonstrated for lattice gauge theories in 2 + 1 spacetime dimensions with parity-invariant mass terms. Even though the domain wall approach distinguishes propagation along a third direction with projectors 1/2 (1 ?3), the truncated overlap operator obtained for finite wall separation Ls is invariant under interchange of ?3 and ?5. In the limit Ls ? ? the resulting Ginsparg-Wilson relations recover the expected U (2Nf) global symmetry up to O (a) corrections. Finally it is shown that finite-Ls corrections to bilinear condensates associated with dynamical mass generation are characterised by whether even powers of the symmetry-breaking mass are present; such terms are absent for antihermitian bilinears such as i ? bar ?3 ?, markedly improving the approach to the large-Ls limit.

  3. Comments on the Bifurcation Structure of 1D Maps

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    Belykh, V.N.; Mosekilde, Erik

    1997-01-01

    The paper presents a complementary view on some of the phenomena related to the bifurcation structure of unimodal maps. An approximate renormalization theory for the period-doubling cascade is developed, and a mapping procedure is established that accounts directly for the box-within-a-box struct......The paper presents a complementary view on some of the phenomena related to the bifurcation structure of unimodal maps. An approximate renormalization theory for the period-doubling cascade is developed, and a mapping procedure is established that accounts directly for the box......-within-a-box structure of the total bifurcation set. This presents a picture in which the homoclinic orbit bifurcations act as a skeleton for the bifurcational set. At the same time, experimental results on continued subharmonic generation for piezoelectrically amplified sound waves, predating the Feigenbaum theory, are...

  4. From Domain Wall to Overlap in 2+1d

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    Hands, Simon

    2015-01-01

    The equivalence of domain wall and overlap fermion formulations is demonstrated for lattice gauge theories in 2+1 spacetime dimensions with parity-invariant mass terms. Even though the domain wall approach distinguishes propagation along a third direction with projectors ${1\\over2}(1\\pm\\gamma_3)$, the truncated overlap operator obtained for finite wall separation $L_s$ is invariant under interchange of $\\gamma_3$ and $\\gamma_5$. In the limit $L_s\\to\\infty$ the resulting Ginsparg-Wilson relations recover the expected U($2N_f$) global symmetry up to O($a$) corrections. Finally it is shown that finite-$L_s$ corrections to bilinear condensates associated with dynamical mass generation are characterised by whether even powers of the symmetry-breaking mass are present; such terms are absent for antihermitian bilinears such as $i\\bar\\psi\\gamma_3\\psi$, markedly improving the approach to the large-$L_s$ limit.

  5. Identification of T1D susceptibility genes within the MHC region by combining protein interaction networks and SNP genotyping data

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    Brorsson, C.; Hansen, Niclas Tue; Hansen, Kasper Lage; Bergholdt, R.; Brunak, Søren; Pociot, F.

    To develop novel methods for identifying new genes that contribute to the risk of developing type 1 diabetes within the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) region on chromosome 6, independently of the known linkage disequilibrium (LD) between human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1, -DQA1, -DQB1...... additional risk genes for T1D. Combining genetic data with knowledge about functional pathways provides new insight into mechanisms underlying T1D....... region were analysed in 1000 affected offspring trios generated by the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (T1DGC). The most associated SNP in each gene was chosen and genes were mapped to ppi networks for identification of interaction partners. The association testing and resulting interacting protein...

  6. ASOP, Shield Calculation, 1-D, Discrete Ordinates Transport

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    1 - Nature of physical problem solved: ASOP is a shield optimization calculational system based on the one-dimensional discrete ordinates transport program ANISN. It has been used to design optimum shields for space applications of SNAP zirconium-hydride-uranium- fueled reactors and uranium-oxide fueled thermionic reactors and to design beam stops for the ORELA facility. 2 - Method of solution: ASOP generates coefficients of linear equations describing the logarithm of the dose and dose-weight derivatives as functions of position from data obtained in an automated sequence of ANISN calculations. With the dose constrained to a design value and all dose-weight derivatives required to be equal, the linear equations may be solved for a new set of shield dimensions. Since changes in the shield dimensions may cause the linear functions to change, the entire procedure is repeated until convergence is obtained. The detailed calculations of the radiation transport through shield configurations for every step in the procedure distinguish ASOP from other shield optimization computer code systems which rely on multiple component sources and attenuation coefficients to describe the transport. 3 - Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: Problem size is limited only by machine size

  7. Exercise increases TBC1D1 phosphorylation in human skeletal muscle

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    Jessen, Niels; An, Ding; Lihn, Aina S.; Nygren, Jonas; Hirshman, Michael F.; Thorell, Anders; Goodyear, Laurie J.

    2011-01-01

    Exercise and weight loss are cornerstones in the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes, and both interventions function to increase insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake into skeletal muscle. Studies in rodents demonstrate that the underlying mechanism for glucose uptake in muscle involves site-specific phosphorylation of the Rab-GTPase-activating proteins AS160 (TBC1D4) and TBC1D1. Multiple kinases, including Akt and AMPK, phosphorylate TBC1D1 and AS160 on distinct residues, regulatin...

  8. Examination of 1D Solar Cell Model Limitations Using 3D SPICE Modeling: Preprint

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    McMahon, W. E.; Olson, J. M.; Geisz, J. F.; Friedman, D. J.

    2012-06-01

    To examine the limitations of one-dimensional (1D) solar cell modeling, 3D SPICE-based modeling is used to examine in detail the validity of the 1D assumptions as a function of sheet resistance for a model cell. The internal voltages and current densities produced by this modeling give additional insight into the differences between the 1D and 3D models.

  9. 1D engine simulation of a turbocharged SI engine with CFD computation on components

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    Renberg, Ulrica

    2008-01-01

    Techniques that can increase the SI- engine efficiency while keeping the emissions very low is to reduce the engine displacement volume combined with a charging system. Advanced systems are needed for an effective boosting of the engine and today 1D engine simulation tools are often used for their optimization. This thesis concerns 1D engine simulation of a turbocharged SI engine and the introduction of CFD computations on components as a way to assess inaccuracies in the 1D model. 1D engine ...

  10. A peptide targeting an interaction interface disrupts the dopamine D1-D2 receptor heteromer to block signaling and function in vitro and in vivo: effective selective antagonism

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    Hasbi, Ahmed; Perreault, Melissa L.; Shen, Maurice Y. F.; Zhang, Lucia; To, Ryan; Fan, Theresa; Nguyen, Tuan; Ji, Xiaodong; O'Dowd, Brian F.; George, Susan R.

    2014-01-01

    Although the dopamine D1-D2 receptor heteromer has emerging physiological relevance and a postulated role in different neuropsychiatric disorders, such as drug addiction, depression, and schizophrenia, there is a need for pharmacological tools that selectively target such receptor complexes in order to analyze their biological and pathophysiological functions. Since no selective antagonists for the D1-D2 heteromer are available, serial deletions and point mutations were used to precisely identify the amino acids involved in an interaction interface between the receptors, residing within the carboxyl tail of the D1 receptor that interacted with the D2 receptor to form the D1-D2 receptor heteromer. It was determined that D1 receptor carboxyl tail residues 404Glu and 405Glu were critical in mediating the interaction with the D2 receptor. Isolated mutation of these residues in the D1 receptor resulted in the loss of agonist activation of the calcium signaling pathway mediated through the D1-D2 receptor heteromer. The physical interaction between the D1 and D2 receptor could be disrupted, as shown by coimmunoprecipitation and BRET analysis, by a small peptide generated from the D1 receptor sequence that contained these amino acids, leading to a switch in G-protein affinities and loss of calcium signaling, resulting in the inhibition of D1-D2 heteromer function. The use of the D1-D2 heteromer-disrupting peptide in vivo revealed a pathophysiological role for the D1-D2 heteromer in the modulation of behavioral despair. This peptide may represent a novel pharmacological tool with potential therapeutic benefits in depression treatment.—Hasbi, A., Perreault, M. L., Shen, M. Y. F., Zhang, L., To, R., Fan, T., Nguyen, T., Ji, X., O'Dowd, B. F., George, S. R. A peptide targeting an interaction interface disrupts the dopamine D1-D2 receptor heteromer to block signaling and function in vitro and in vivo: effective selective antagonism. PMID:25063849

  11. PPM1D regulates p21 expression via dephoshporylation at serine 123.

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    Cao, Ruibing; Zhang, Jin; Zhang, Min; Chen, Xinbin

    2015-01-01

    The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21 plays a critical role in regulating cell cycle and cell proliferation. We previously cloned the dog p21 gene and found that unlike human p21, dog p21 is expressed as 2 isoforms due to the proline-directed phosphorylation at serine 123 (S123). Here, we identified that PPM1D, also called Wip1 and a Mg(2+)-dependent phosphatase, dephosphorylates dog p21 protein at serine 123. Specifically, we showed that the level of S123-phosphorylated dog p21 is increased by a PPM1D inhibitor in a dose-dependent manner. We also showed that over-expression of PPM1D decreases, whereas knockdown of PPM1D increases, the level of S123-phosphorylated dog p21 regardless of p53. Additionally, in vitro phosphatase assay was performed and showed that phosphorylated S123 in dog p21 is dephosphorylated by recombinant rPPM1D, which contains the catalytic domain of human PPM1D (residue 1-420), but not by the phosphatase dead rPPM1D (D314A). Furthermore, dephosphorylation of S123 by rPPM1D can be abrogated by PPM1D inhibitor or by withdrawal of Mg(2+). Finally, we showed that upon PPM1D inhibition, the level of S123-phosphorylated dog p21 was increased, concomitantly with decreased expression of cyclin A, cyclin B, Rb, and PCNA. Together, our results indicate that PPM1D functions as a phosphatase of dog p21 at serine 123 and plays a role in cell cycle control via p21. PMID:25590690

  12. Fabrication of GaN/AlGaN 1D photonic crystals designed for nonlinear optical applications

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    Stomeo, T; Tasco, V; Tarantini, I; Campa, A; De Vittorio, M; Passaseo, A; Braccini, M; Larciprete, M C; Sibilia, C; Bovino, F A

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present a reliable process to fabricate GaN/AlGaN one dimensional photonic crystal (1D-PhC) microcavities with nonlinear optical properties. We used a heterostructure with a GaN layer embedded between two Distributed Bragg Reflectors consisting of AlGaN/GaN multilayers, on sapphire substrate, designed to generate a {\\lambda}= 800 nm frequency down-converted signal (\\chi^(2) effect) from an incident pump signal at {\\lambda}= 400 nm. The heterostructure was epitaxially grown by metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) and integrates a properly designed 1D-PhC grating, which amplifies the signal by exploiting the double effect of cavity resonance and non linear GaN enhancement. The integrated 1D-PhC microcavity was fabricate combing a high resolution e-beam writing with a deep etching technique. For the pattern transfer we used ~ 170 nm layer Cr metal etch mask obtained by means of high quality lift-off technique based on the use of bi-layer resist (PMMA/MMA). At the same time, plasma co...

  13. Comparing the Transition from Diffusive to Ballistic Heat Transport for 1D and 2D Nanoscale Interfaces

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    Hernandez-Charpak, J.; Hoogeboom-Pot, K.; Anderson, E.; Murnane, M.; Kapteyn, H.; Nardi, D.

    2014-03-01

    How is thermal transport affected by spatial confinement in nanoscale systems? In past work we and others demonstrated that the Fourier Law of heat diffusion fails for length scales smaller than the mean free path of the energy carriers in a material. Here we probe how the transition from macroscopic diffusive behavior of phonons through the quasi-ballistic regime is different for 1D and 2D nano-confined hot spots. We study a series of periodic nickel lines (1D) and dots (2D) with linewidths varying from 750 to 30 nm deposited on both sapphire and silicon substrates. The thermal relaxation of these femtosecond-laser-excited nanostructures is monitored by the diffraction of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light obtained from tabletop high harmonic generation. The short wavelength of EUV light, combined with the coherence and ultrashort pulses of high harmonic sources, provides a unique and powerful probe for nanostructured materials on their intrinsic length and time scales. The relaxation dynamics are linked to an effective thermal boundary resistivity with the assistance of multi-physics finite element analysis to quantify the stronger deviation from macroscopic diffusive behavior as a function of nanostructure linewidth in 2D hot spots compared to 1D. This work was supported by SRC Contract 2012-OJ-2304, by NSF Award No.: DGE 1144083, and used facilities provided by the NSF Engineering Research Center in EUV Science and Technology.

  14. Mapping of the serotonin 5-HT{sub 1D{alpha}} autoreceptor gene (HTR1D) on chromosome 1 using a silent polymorphism in the coding region

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    Ozaki, N.; Lappalainen, J.; Linnoila, M. [National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Rockville, MD (United States)] [and others

    1995-04-24

    Serotonin (5-HT){sub ID} receptors are 5-HT release-regulating autoreceptors in the human brain. Abnormalities in brain 5-HT function have been hypothesized in the pathophysiology of various psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, mood disorders, eating disorders, impulsive violent behavior, and alcoholism. Thus, mutations occurring in 5-HT autoreceptors may cause or increase the vulnerability to any of these conditions. 5-HT{sub 1D{alpha}} and 5-HT{sub 1D{Beta}} subtypes have been previously localized to chromosomes 1p36.3-p34.3 and 6q13, respectively, using rodent-human hybrids and in situ localization. In this communication, we report the detection of a 5-HT{sub 1D{alpha}} receptor gene polymorphism by single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis of the coding sequence. The polymorphism was used for fine scale linkage mapping of 5-HT{sub 1D{alpha}} on chromosome 1. This polymorphism should also be useful for linkage studies in populations and in families. Our analysis also demonstrates that functionally significant coding sequence variants of the 5-HT{sub 1D{alpha}} are probably not abundant either among alcoholics or in the general population. 14 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  15. Amplification of PPM1D in human tumors abrogates p53 tumor-suppressor activity.

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    Bulavin, Dmitry V; Demidov, Oleg N; Saito, Shin'ichi; Kauraniemi, Paivikki; Phillips, Crissy; Amundson, Sally A; Ambrosino, Concetta; Sauter, Guido; Nebreda, Angel R; Anderson, Carl W; Kallioniemi, Anne; Fornace, Albert J; Appella, Ettore

    2002-06-01

    Expression of oncogenic Ras in primary human cells activates p53, thereby protecting cells from transformation. We show that in Ras-expressing IMR-90 cells, p53 is phosphorylated at Ser33 and Ser46 by the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). Activity of p38 MAPK is regulated by the p53-inducible phosphatase PPM1D, creating a potential feedback loop. Expression of oncogenic Ras suppresses PPM1D mRNA induction, leaving p53 phosphorylated at Ser33 and Ser46 and in an active state. Retrovirus-mediated overexpression of PPM1D reduced p53 phosphorylation at these sites, abrogated Ras-induced apoptosis and partially rescued cells from cell-cycle arrest. Inactivation of p38 MAPK (the product of Mapk14) in vivo by gene targeting or by PPM1D overexpression expedited tumor formation after injection of mouse embryo fibroblasts (MEFs) expressing E1A+Ras into nude mice. The gene encoding PPM1D (PPM1D, at 17q22/q23) is amplified in human breast-tumor cell lines and in approximately 11% of primary breast tumors, most of which harbor wildtype p53. These findings suggest that inactivation of the p38 MAPK through PPM1D overexpression resulting from PPM1D amplification contributes to the development of human cancers by suppressing p53 activation. PMID:12021785

  16. IGFBP3 and T1D: Systemic Factors in Colonic Stem Cell Function and Diabetic Enteropathy.

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    Cheng, Chia-Wei; Yilmaz, Ömer H

    2015-10-01

    Patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) often experience gastrointestinal enteropathy (DE) of unclear etiology. Now in Cell Stem Cell, D'Addio et al. (2015) utilize organoid culture models to study the roles of stem cells in DE and show that circulating IGF/IGFBP3 controls colonic stem cell function during homeostasis and in T1D patients. PMID:26431180

  17. Development of a 3D consistent 1D neutronics model for reactor core simulation

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    Lee, Ki Bog; Joo, Han Gyu; Cho, Byung Oh; Zee, Sung Quun

    2001-02-01

    In this report a 3D consistent 1D model based on nonlinear analytic nodal method is developed to reproduce the 3D results. During the derivation, the current conservation factor (CCF) is introduced which guarantees the same axial neutron currents obtained from the 1D equation as the 3D reference values. Furthermore in order to properly use 1D group constants, a new 1D group constants representation scheme employing tables for the fuel temperature, moderator density and boron concentration is developed and functionalized for the control rod tip position. To test the 1D kinetics model with CCF, several steady state and transient calculations were performed and compared with 3D reference values. The errors of K-eff values were reduced about one tenth when using CCF without significant computational overhead. And the errors of power distribution were decreased to the range of one fifth or tenth at steady state calculation. The 1D kinetics model with CCF and the 1D group constant functionalization employing tables as a function of control rod tip position can provide preciser results at the steady state and transient calculation. Thus it is expected that the 1D kinetics model derived in this report can be used in the safety analysis, reactor real time simulation coupled with system analysis code, operator support system etc.

  18. Modular Anomalies in (2+1) and (3+1)-D Edge Theories

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    Park, Moon Jip; Bernevig, B Andrei; Gilbert, Matthew J

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    The classification of topological phases of matter in the presence of interactions is an area of intense interest. One possible means of classification is via studying the partition function under modular transforms, as the presence of an anomalous phase arising in the edge theory of a D-dimensional system under modular transformation, or modular anomaly, signals the presence of a (D+1)-D non-trivial bulk. In this work, we discuss the modular transformations of conformal field theories along a (2+1)-D and a (3+1)-D edge. Using both analytical and numerical methods, we show that chiral complex free fermions in (2+1)-D and (3+1)-D are modular invariant. However, we show in (3+1)-D that when the edge theory is coupled to a background U(1) gauge field this results in the presence of a modular anomaly that is the manifestation of a quantum Hall effect in a (4+1)-D bulk. Using the modular anomaly, we find that the edge theory of (4+1)-D insulator with spacetime inversion symmetry(P*T) and fermion number parity symm...

  19. Development of a 3D consistent 1D neutronics model for reactor core simulation

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    In this report a 3D consistent 1D model based on nonlinear analytic nodal method is developed to reproduce the 3D results. During the derivation, the current conservation factor (CCF) is introduced which guarantees the same axial neutron currents obtained from the 1D equation as the 3D reference values. Furthermore in order to properly use 1D group constants, a new 1D group constants representation scheme employing tables for the fuel temperature, moderator density and boron concentration is developed and functionalized for the control rod tip position. To test the 1D kinetics model with CCF, several steady state and transient calculations were performed and compared with 3D reference values. The errors of K-eff values were reduced about one tenth when using CCF without significant computational overhead. And the errors of power distribution were decreased to the range of one fifth or tenth at steady state calculation. The 1D kinetics model with CCF and the 1D group constant functionalization employing tables as a function of control rod tip position can provide preciser results at the steady state and transient calculation. Thus it is expected that the 1D kinetics model derived in this report can be used in the safety analysis, reactor real time simulation coupled with system analysis code, operator support system etc.

  20. Neodymium 1D systems: targeting new sources for field-induced slow magnetization relaxation.

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    Jassal, Amanpreet Kaur; Aliaga-Alcalde, Núria; Corbella, Montserrat; Aravena, Daniel; Ruiz, Eliseo; Hundal, Geeta

    2015-09-28

    Two non-isostructural homometallic 1D neodymium species displaying field-induced slow magnetization relaxations are presented together with theoretical studies. It is established that both systems are better described as organized 1D single molecule magnets (SMMs). Studies show great potential of Nd(III) ions to provide homometallic chains with slow magnetic relaxation. PMID:26299199

  1. Gradient Estimates for Weak Solutions of 𝒜-Harmonic Equations

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    Fengping Yao

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We obtain gradient estimates in Orlicz spaces for weak solutions of 𝒜-Harmonic Equations under the assumptions that 𝒜 satisfies some proper conditions and the given function satisfies some moderate growth condition. As a corollary we obtain Lp-type regularity for such equations.

  2. Novel inhibitors targeting PPM1D phosphatase potently suppress cancer cell proliferation.

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    Ogasawara, Sari; Kiyota, Yuhei; Chuman, Yoshiro; Kowata, Ayano; Yoshimura, Fumihiko; Tanino, Keiji; Kamada, Rui; Sakaguchi, Kazuyasu

    2015-10-01

    Protein phosphatase magnesium-dependent 1? (PPM1D, Wip1) is a p53 inducible serine/threonine phosphatase. PPM1D is a promising target protein in cancer therapy since overexpression, missense mutations, truncating mutations, and gene amplification of PPM1D are reported in many tumors, including breast cancer and neuroblastoma. Herein, we report that a specific inhibitor, SL-176 that can be readily synthesized in 10 steps, significantly inhibits proliferation of a breast cancer cell line overexpressing PPM1D and induces G2/M arrest and apoptosis. SL-176 decreases PPM1D enzyme activity potently and specifically in vitro. These results demonstrate that SL-176 could be a useful lead compound in the development of effective anti-cancer agents. PMID:26358280

  3. Identification of RAPD Marker for Chromosome 1D of Common Wheat

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    Imtiaz Ahmad Khan

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Development of genetically compensating nullisomic-tetrasomic and ditelosomic lines of commonwheat (Triticum aestivum L. have been widely used to construct high density genetic maps of homoeologouswheat chromosomes. During present research, easier, cheaper and quicker procedure of Polymerase ChainReaction (PCR was used to map Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA primers on chromosome 1D ofcommon wheat. Genomic DNA was isolated from two genetic stocks of wheat cultivar Chinese Spring viz;NT-1D1B and NT-2A2B. PCR were conducted using RAPD primers GLC-07 and GLC-11. RAPD primerGLC-11 amplified a polymorphic allele of approximately 500 bp, which was present in NT-2A2B (used aspositive control but was absent in NT-1D1B indicating that the locus is present on chromosome 1D of commonwheat. Hence this marker (GLC-11 can reliably be used to keep track of chromosome 1D of hexaploid wheat.

  4. Experimental method for laser-driven flyer plates for 1-D shocks

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    One-dimensional shocks can be generated by impacting flyer plates accelerated to terminal velocities by a confined laser-ablated plasma. Over the past few years, we have developed this capability with our facility-size laser, TRIDENT, capable of ≥500 Joules at multi-microsecond pulse lengths to accelerate 1-D flyer plates, 8-mm diameter by 0.1-2 mm thick. Plates have been accelerated to terminal velocities of 100 to ≥500 m/s, with full recovery of the flyer and target for post mortem metallography. By properly tailoring the laser temporal and spatial profile, the expanding confined plasma accelerates the plate away from the transparent sapphire substrate, and decouples the laser parameters from shock pressure profile resulting from the plate impact on a target. Since the flyer plate is in free flight on impact with the target, minimal collateral damage occurs to either. The experimental method to launch these plates to terminal velocity, ancillary diagnostics, and representative experimental data is presented

  5. Testing the Early Mars H2-CO2 Greenhouse Hypothesis with a 1-D Photochemical Model

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    Batalha, Natasha; Ramirez, Ramses; Kasting, James

    2015-01-01

    A recent study by Ramirez et al. (2014) demonstrated that an atmosphere with 1.3-4 bar of CO2 and H2O, in addition to 5-20% H2, could have raised the mean annual and global surface temperature of early Mars above the freezing point of water. Such warm temperatures appear necessary to generate the rainfall (or snowfall) amounts required to carve the ancient martian valleys. Here, we use our best estimates for early martian outgassing rates, along with a 1-D photochemical model, to assess the conversion efficiency of CO, CH4, and H2S to CO2, SO2, and H2. Our outgassing estimates assume that Mars was actively recycling volatiles between its crust and interior, as Earth does today. H2 production from serpentinization and deposition of banded iron-formations is also considered. Under these assumptions, maintaining an H2 concentration of ~1-2% by volume is achievable, but reaching 5% H2 requires additional H2 sources or a slowing of the hydrogen escape rate below the diffusion limit. If the early martian atmosphere...

  6. Targeting the PPM1D phenotype; 2,4-bisarylthiazoles cause highly selective apoptosis in PPM1D amplified cell-lines.

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    Cheeseman, Matthew D; Faisal, Amir; Rayter, Sydonia; Barbeau, Olivier R; Kalusa, Andrew; Westlake, Maura; Burke, Rosemary; Swan, Michael; van Montfort, Rob; Linardopoulos, Spiros; Jones, Keith

    2014-08-01

    The metal-dependent phosphatase PPM1D (WIP1) is an important oncogene in cancer, with over-expression of the protein being associated with significantly worse clinical outcomes. In this communication we describe the discovery and optimization of novel 2,4-bisarylthiazoles that phenocopy the knockdown of PPM1D, without inhibiting its phosphatase activity. These compounds cause growth inhibition at nanomolar concentrations, induce apoptosis, activate p53 and display impressive cell-line selectivity. The results demonstrate the potential for targeting phenotypes in drug discovery when tackling challenging targets or unknown mechanisms. PMID:24953599

  7. Technical Note: Sensitivity of 1-D smoke plume rise models to the inclusion of environmental wind drag

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    S. R. Freitas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Vegetation fires emit hot gases and particles which are rapidly transported upward by the positive buoyancy generated by the combustion process. In general, the final vertical height that the smoke plumes reach is controlled by the thermodynamic stability of the atmospheric environment and the surface heat flux released by the fire. However, the presence of a strong horizontal wind can enhance the lateral entrainment and induce additional drag, particularly for small fires, impacting the smoke injection height. In this paper, we revisit the parameterization of the vertical transport of hot gases and particles emitted from vegetation fires, described in Freitas et al. (2007, to include the effects of environmental wind on transport and dilution of the smoke plume at its scale. This process is quantitatively represented by introducing an additional entrainment term to account for organized inflow of a mass of cooler and drier ambient air into the plume and its drag by momentum transfer. An extended set of equations including the horizontal motion of the plume and the additional increase of the plume radius is solved to simulate the time evolution of the plume rise and the smoke injection height. One-dimensional (1-D model results are presented for two deforestation fires in the Amazon basin with sizes of 10 and 50 ha under calm and windy atmospheric environments. The results are compared to corresponding simulations generated by the complex non-hydrostatic three-dimensional (3-D Active Tracer High resolution Atmospheric Model (ATHAM. We show that the 1-D model results compare well with the full 3-D simulations. The 1-D model may thus be used in field situations where extensive computing facilities are not available, especially under conditions for which several optional cases must be studied.

  8. Use of optimized 1D TOCSY NMR for improved quantitation and metabolomic analysis of biofluids

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    Sandusky, Peter [Eckerd College, Department of Chemistry (United States); Appiah-Amponsah, Emmanuel; Raftery, Daniel, E-mail: raftery@purdue.edu [Purdue University, Department of Chemistry (United States)

    2011-04-15

    One dimensional selective TOCSY experiments have been shown to be advantageous in providing improved data inputs for principle component analysis (PCA) (Sandusky and Raftery 2005a, b). Better subpopulation cluster resolution in the observed scores plots results from the ability to isolate metabolite signals of interest via the TOCSY based filtering approach. This report reexamines the quantitative aspects of this approach, first by optimizing the 1D TOCSY experiment as it relates to the measurement of biofluid constituent concentrations, and second by comparing the integration of 1D TOCSY read peaks to the bucket integration of 1D proton NMR spectra in terms of precision and accuracy. This comparison indicates that, because of the extensive peak overlap that occurs in the 1D proton NMR spectra of biofluid samples, bucket integrals are often far less accurate as measures of individual constituent concentrations than 1D TOCSY read peaks. Even spectral fitting approaches have proven difficult in the analysis of significantly overlapped spectral regions. Measurements of endogenous taurine made over a sample population of human urine demonstrates that, due to background signals from other constituents, bucket integrals of 1D proton spectra routinely overestimate the taurine concentrations and distort its variation over the sample population. As a result, PCA calculations performed using data matrices incorporating 1D TOCSY determined taurine concentrations produce better scores plot subpopulation cluster resolution.

  9. Use of optimized 1D TOCSY NMR for improved quantitation and metabolomic analysis of biofluids

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    One dimensional selective TOCSY experiments have been shown to be advantageous in providing improved data inputs for principle component analysis (PCA) (Sandusky and Raftery 2005a, b). Better subpopulation cluster resolution in the observed scores plots results from the ability to isolate metabolite signals of interest via the TOCSY based filtering approach. This report reexamines the quantitative aspects of this approach, first by optimizing the 1D TOCSY experiment as it relates to the measurement of biofluid constituent concentrations, and second by comparing the integration of 1D TOCSY read peaks to the bucket integration of 1D proton NMR spectra in terms of precision and accuracy. This comparison indicates that, because of the extensive peak overlap that occurs in the 1D proton NMR spectra of biofluid samples, bucket integrals are often far less accurate as measures of individual constituent concentrations than 1D TOCSY read peaks. Even spectral fitting approaches have proven difficult in the analysis of significantly overlapped spectral regions. Measurements of endogenous taurine made over a sample population of human urine demonstrates that, due to background signals from other constituents, bucket integrals of 1D proton spectra routinely overestimate the taurine concentrations and distort its variation over the sample population. As a result, PCA calculations performed using data matrices incorporating 1D TOCSY determined taurine concentrations produce better scores plot subpopulation cluster resolution.

  10. Structure and Catalytic Mechanism of Human Steroid 5-Reductase (AKR1D1)

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    Costanzo, L.; Drury, J; Christianson, D; Penning, T

    2009-01-01

    Human steroid 5{beta}-reductase (aldo-keto reductase (AKR) 1D1) catalyzes reduction of {Delta}{sup 4}-ene double bonds in steroid hormones and bile acid precursors. We have reported the structures of an AKR1D1-NADP{sup +} binary complex, and AKR1D1-NADP{sup +}-cortisone, AKR1D1-NADP{sup +}-progesterone and AKR1D1-NADP{sup +}-testosterone ternary complexes at high resolutions. Recently, structures of AKR1D1-NADP{sup +}-5{beta}-dihydroprogesterone complexes showed that the product is bound unproductively. Two quite different mechanisms of steroid double bond reduction have since been proposed. However, site-directed mutagenesis supports only one mechanism. In this mechanism, the 4-pro-R hydride is transferred from the re-face of the nicotinamide ring to C5 of the steroid substrate. E120, a unique substitution in the AKR catalytic tetrad, permits a deeper penetration of the steroid substrate into the active site to promote optimal reactant positioning. It participates with Y58 to create a 'superacidic' oxyanion hole for polarization of the C3 ketone. A role for K87 in the proton relay proposed using the AKR1D1-NADP{sup +}-5{beta}-dihydroprogesterone structure is not supported.

  11. Contraction regulates site-specific phosphorylation of TBC1D1 in skeletal muscle

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    Vichaiwong, Kanokwan; Purohit, Suneet; An, Ding; Toyoda, Taro; Jessen, Niels; Hirshman, Michael F.; Goodyear, Laurie J.

    2010-01-01

    TBC1D1 (tre-2/USP6, BUB2, cdc16 domain family member 1) is a Rab-GAP (GTPase-activating protein) that is highly expressed in skeletal muscle, but little is known about TBC1D1 regulation and function. We studied TBC1D1 phosphorylation on three predicted AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) phosphorylation sites (Ser231, Ser660 and Ser700) and one predicted Akt phosphorylation site (Thr590) in control mice, AMPKα2 inactive transgenic mice (AMPKα2i TG) and Akt2-knockout mice (Akt2 KO). Muscle con...

  12. Non-uniform black strings and the critical dimension in the $1/D$ expansion

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    Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro

    2015-01-01

    Non-uniform black strings (NUBS) are studied by the large $D$ effective theory approach. By solving the near-horizon geometry in the $1/D$ expansion, we obtain the effective equation for the deformed horizon up to the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in $1/D$. We also solve the far-zone geometry by the Newtonian approximation. Matching the near and far zones, the thermodynamic variables are computed in the $1/D$ expansion. As the result, the large $D$ analysis gives a critical dimension $...

  13. Wave propagation modelling in 1D structures using spectral finite elements

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    Kudela, P.; Krawczuk, M.; Ostachowicz, W.

    2007-02-01

    The application of spectral finite elements (SFE) to one-dimensional (1D) elastic wave propagation problems is presented. Travelling waves in an isotropic rod and Timoshenko beam have been investigated. The rod has been modelled using 1D SFEs while the beam has been modelled using 1D and 2D SFEs. Numerical results have been compared to those obtained from the classical finite element approach. This comparison highlighted the efficiency of the SFE method. The numerical results have been also verified experimentally. A high degree of accuracy has been observed.

  14. Quantum Fermi Liquid Description of 1D Electronic Systems and Topological Spin-Charge Separation Effect

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    Dovlatova, Alla; Borovik, Felix

    2011-01-01

    It is shown, that spin-charge separation effect can be realized in 1D quantum Fermi-liquids. It has topological soliton origin in distinction from well known spinon-holon spin-charge separation effect in Luttinger liquids and electronic systems like them. It is the result of the generalization of Su-Schrieffer-Heeger (SSH) model of organic 1D conductors in the frames of 1D quantum Fermi liquid description. In its turn it allows to extend the limits of the applicability of SSH-model to the systems with strong electron-phonon interaction and (or) strong electron-photon interaction.

  15. 1D composite fermions: Bogoliubov-like mode in the Tonks-Girardeau gas

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    Ovchinnikov, I. V.; Neuhauser, D.

    2006-06-01

    We reformulate 1D boson-fermion duality in path-integral terms. The result is a 1D counterpart of the boson-fermion duality in the 2D Chern-Simons gauge theory. The theory is consistent and enables, using standard resummation techniques, to obtain the long-wavelength asymptotics of the collective mode in 1D boson systems at the Tonks-Girardeau regime. The collective mode has the dispersion of Bogoliubov phonons: ω(q) = q(bar rhoU(q)/m)1/2, where bar rho is the bosons density and U(q) is a Fourier component of the two-body potential.

  16. Treatment time reduction for large thermal lesions by using a multiple 1D ultrasound phased array system

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    To generate large thermal lesions in ultrasound thermal therapy, cooling intermissions are usually introduced during the treatment to prevent near-field heating, which leads to a long treatment time. A possible strategy to shorten the total treatment time is to eliminate the cooling intermissions. In this study, the two methods, power optimization and acoustic window enlargement, for reducing power accumulation in the near field are combined to investigate the feasibility of continuously heating a large target region (maximally 3.2 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm3). A multiple 1D ultrasound phased array system generates the foci to scan the target region. Simulations show that the target region can be successfully heated without cooling and no near-field heating occurs. Moreover, due to the fact that there is no cooling time during the heating sessions, the total treatment time is significantly reduced to only several minutes, compared to the existing several hours

  17. Two step procedure by using a 1-D slab spectral geometry for a pebble bed reactor core analysis

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    In this paper, we demonstrate a two step procedure for a pebble bed reactor core analysis. In the first step, we generate equivalent cross sections from a 1-D slab spectral geometry model with the help of the equivalence theory. In the second step, we perform a diffusion calculation by using the equivalent cross sections generated in the first step. A simple 2-D benchmark problem derived from the PMBR-400 reactor was introduced to verify the two step procedure. We compared the two step solutions with the Monte Carlo solutions for the problem and found that the two step solutions agreed well with the Monte Carlo solutions within an acceptable error range. (authors)

  18. Ubiquitination and degradation of the hominoid-specific oncoprotein TBC1D3 is regulated by protein palmitoylation

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    Highlights: •Hominoid-specific oncogene TBC1D3 is targeted to plasma membrane by palmitoylation. •TBC1D3 is palmitoylated on two cysteine residues: 318 and 325. •TBC1D3 palmitoylation governs growth factors-induced TBC1D3 degradation. •Post-translational modifications may regulate oncogenic properties of TBC1D3. -- Abstract: Expression of the hominoid-specific oncoprotein TBC1D3 promotes enhanced cell growth and proliferation by increased activation of signal transduction through several growth factors. Recently we documented the role of CUL7 E3 ligase in growth factors-induced ubiquitination and degradation of TBC1D3. Here we expanded our study to discover additional molecular mechanisms that control TBC1D3 protein turnover. We report that TBC1D3 is palmitoylated on two cysteine residues: 318 and 325. The expression of double palmitoylation mutant TBC1D3:C318/325S resulted in protein mislocalization and enhanced growth factors-induced TBC1D3 degradation. Moreover, ubiquitination of TBC1D3 via CUL7 E3 ligase complex was increased by mutating the palmitoylation sites, suggesting that depalmitoylation of TBC1D3 makes the protein more available for ubiquitination and degradation. The results reported here provide novel insights into the molecular mechanisms that govern TBC1D3 protein degradation. Dysregulation of these mechanisms in vivo could potentially result in aberrant TBC1D3 expression and promote oncogenesis

  19. Non-uniform black strings and the critical dimension in the $1/D$ expansion

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    Suzuki, Ryotaku

    2015-01-01

    Non-uniform black strings (NUBS) are studied by the large $D$ effective theory approach. By solving the near-horizon geometry in the $1/D$ expansion, we obtain the effective equation for the deformed horizon up to the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in $1/D$. We also solve the far-zone geometry by the Newtonian approximation. Matching the near and far zones, the thermodynamic variables are computed in the $1/D$ expansion. As the result, the large $D$ analysis gives a critical dimension $D_*\\simeq13.5$ at which the translation-symmetry-breaking phase transition changes between first and second order. This value of $D_*$ agrees perfectly, within the precision of the $1/D$ expansion, with the result previously obtained by E. Sorkin through the numerical resolution. We also compare our NNLO results for the thermodynamics of NUBS to earlier numerical calculations, and find good agreement within the expected precision.

  20. Non-uniform black strings and the critical dimension in the 1/D expansion

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    Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro

    2015-10-01

    Non-uniform black strings (NUBS) are studied by the large D effective theory approach. By solving the near-horizon geometry in the 1 /D expansion, we obtain the effective equation for the deformed horizon up to the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in 1 /D. We also solve the far-zone geometry by the Newtonian approximation. Matching the near and far zones, the thermodynamic variables are computed in the 1 /D expansion. As the result, the large D analysis gives a critical dimension D * ≃ 13 .5 at which the translation-symmetry-breaking phase transition changes between first and second order. This value of D * agrees perfectly, within the precision of the 1 /D expansion, with the result previously obtained by E. Sorkin through the numerical resolution. We also compare our NNLO results for the thermodynamics of NUBS to earlier numerical calculations, and find good agreement within the expected precision.

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  2. 1-D air-snowpack modeling of atmospheric nitrous acid at South Pole during ANTCI 2003

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    Liao, W.; Tan, D.

    2008-01-01

    A 1-D air-snowpack model of HONO has been developed and constrained by observed chemistry and meteorology data. The 1-D model includes molecular diffusion and mechanical dispersion, windpumping in snow, gas phase to quasi-liquid layer phase HONO transfer and quasi-liquid layer nitrate and interstitial air HONO photolysis. Photolysis of nitrate is important as a dominant HONO source inside the snowpack, however, the observed HONO emission from the snowpack was triggered mainly by the equilibri...

  3. 1-D Air-snowpack modeling of atmospheric nitrous acid at South Pole during ANTCI 2003

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    Liao, W.; Tan, D.

    2008-01-01

    A 1-D air-snowpack model of HONO has been developed and constrained by observed chemistry and meteorology data. The 1-D model includes molecular diffusion and mechanical dispersion, windpumping in snow, gas phase to quasi-liquid layer phase HONO transfer and quasi-liquid layer nitrate and interstitial air HONO photolysis. Photolysis of nitrate is important as a dominant HONO source inside the snowpack, however, the observed HONO emission from the snowpack was triggered mainl...

  4. Parametric resonance and spin-charge separation in 1D fermionic systems

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    Graf, C. D.; Weick, G.; Mariani, E.

    2010-02-01

    We show that the periodic modulation of the Hamiltonian parameters for 1D correlated fermionic systems can be used to parametrically amplify their bosonic collective modes. Treating the problem within the Luttinger-liquid picture, we show how charge and spin density waves with different momenta are simultaneously amplified. We discuss the implementation of our predictions for cold atoms in 1D modulated optical lattices, showing that the fermionic momentum distribution directly provides a clear signature of spin-charge separation.

  5. A simplified 1D modelling to simulate the Middle Loire river bed evolution

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    Latapie, A.; Camenen, B.; Paquier, A.; Rodrigues, S.; Moatar, F

    2012-01-01

    Over the past two hundred years, river dynamic has been significantly affected by human disturbances. Associated channel changes may impact infrastructures located along the river. New tools are therefore required to predict river bed evolution of long river reach over several decades. The proposed methodology is conducted to reduce the calculation time of 1D morphodynamic models. Simplifications of the geometry and hydrology are proposed and compared to a detailed 1D model (RubarBE). The sim...

  6. Q1D organic metals - a theoretical determination of the electrical conductivity

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    Celebonovic, V.

    1997-01-01

    Using the Hubbard model on a 1D lattice and the "memory function" approach,we have calculated the electrical conductivity of a 1D system of correlated electrons on a lattice. We have determined the temperature and frequency profiles of the conductivity. Effects of changes of the band filling on the conductivity were also briefly discussed.The results were compared with experimental data on the Bechgaard salts, and the agreement is satisfactory.

  7. Momentum Conservation Implies Anomalous Energy Transport in 1D Classical Lattices

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    Under quite general conditions, we prove that for classical many-body lattice Hamiltonians in one dimension (1D) total momentum conservation implies anomalous conductivity in the sense of the divergence of the Kubo expression for the coefficient of thermal conductivity, κ . Our results provide rigorous confirmation and explanation of many of the existing ''surprising'' numerical studies of anomalous conductivity in 1D classical lattices, including the celebrated Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  8. Momentum conservation implies anomalous energy transport in 1d classical lattices

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    Prosen, T; Prosen, Tomaz; Campbell, David K.

    2000-01-01

    Under quite general conditions, we prove that for classical many-body lattice Hamiltonians in one dimension (1D) total momentum conservation implies anomalous conductivity in the sense of the divergence of the Kubo expression for the coefficient of thermal conductivity, $\\kappa$. Our results provide rigorous confirmation and explanation of many of the existing ``surprising'' numerical studies of anomalous conductivity in 1D classical lattices, including the celebrated Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem.

  9. R^4 Corrections to D1D5p Black Hole Entropy from Entropy Function Formalism

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    Ghodsi, Ahmad

    2006-01-01

    We show that in IIB string theory and for D1D5p black holes in ten dimensions the method of entropy function works. Despite the more complicated Wald formula for the entropy of D1D5p black holes in ten dimensions, their entropy is given by entropy function at its extremum point. We use this method for computing the entropy of the system both at the level of supergravity and for its higher order alpha'^3R^4 corrections.

  10. Exome sequencing identifies somatic gain-of-function PPM1D mutations in brainstem gliomas.

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    Zhang, Liwei; Chen, Lee H; Wan, Hong; Yang, Rui; Wang, Zhaohui; Feng, Jie; Yang, Shaohua; Jones, Sin; Wang, Sizhen; Zhou, Weixin; Zhu, Huishan; Killela, Patrick J; Zhang, Junting; Wu, Zhen; Li, Guilin; Hao, Shuyu; Wang, Yu; Webb, Joseph B; Friedman, Henry S; Friedman, Allan H; McLendon, Roger E; He, Yiping; Reitman, Zachary J; Bigner, Darell D; Yan, Hai

    2014-07-01

    Gliomas arising in the brainstem and thalamus are devastating tumors that are difficult to surgically resect. To determine the genetic and epigenetic landscape of these tumors, we performed exomic sequencing of 14 brainstem gliomas (BSGs) and 12 thalamic gliomas. We also performed targeted mutational analysis of an additional 24 such tumors and genome-wide methylation profiling of 45 gliomas. This study led to the discovery of tumor-specific mutations in PPM1D, encoding wild-type p53-induced protein phosphatase 1D (WIP1), in 37.5% of the BSGs that harbored hallmark H3F3A mutations encoding p.Lys27Met substitutions. PPM1D mutations were mutually exclusive with TP53 mutations in BSG and attenuated p53 activation in vitro. PPM1D mutations were truncating alterations in exon 6 that enhanced the ability of PPM1D to suppress the activation of the DNA damage response checkpoint protein CHK2. These results define PPM1D as a frequent target of somatic mutation and as a potential therapeutic target in brainstem gliomas. PMID:24880341

  11. Protein kinase C delta is a critical regulator of CD1d-mediated antigen presentation.

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    Brutkiewicz, Randy R; Willard, Claire A; Gillett-Heacock, Kristin K; Pawlak, M Robert; Bailey, Jennifer C; Khan, Masood A; Nagala, Manjula; Du, Wenjun; Gervay-Hague, Jacquelyn; Renukaradhya, Gourapura J

    2007-09-01

    We have recently demonstrated that the p38 and ERK1/2 MAP kinases play reciprocal roles in the control of CD1d-mediated antigen presentation. Although the use of specific inhibitors for these pathways clearly had an effect, the effects were not complete, leading to speculations that additional pathways were involved. Here, we show that inhibiting protein kinase C delta (PKCdelta) substantially impairs antigen presentation by murine CD1d1 to NKT cells. This effect was accompanied by marked changes in the intracellular localization of CD1d. Expression of a dominant-negative mutant of PKCdelta in CD1d(+) cells resulted in nearly undetectable endogenous antigen presentation, substantially impaired CD1d recycling, a decrease in MAPK activation, and a decrease in the ability to present low (but not high) concentrations of alpha-galactosylceramide at the cell surface. These data strongly suggest that PKCdelta is a critical regulator of CD1d-mediated antigen presentation and is involved in multiple steps of the process. PMID:17705133

  12. Atypical natural killer T-cell receptor recognition of CD1dlipid antigens

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    Le Nours, Jrme; Praveena, T.; Pellicci, Daniel G.; Gherardin, Nicholas A.; Ross, Fiona J.; Lim, Ricky T.; Besra, Gurdyal S.; Keshipeddy, Santosh; Richardson, Stewart K.; Howell, Amy R.; Gras, Stephanie; Godfrey, Dale I.; Rossjohn, Jamie; Uldrich, Adam P.

    2016-01-01

    Crucial to Natural Killer T (NKT) cell function is the interaction between their T-cell receptor (TCR) and CD1d-antigen complex. However, the diversity of the NKT cell repertoire and the ensuing interactions with CD1d-antigen remain unclear. We describe an atypical population of CD1d?-galactosylceramide (?-GalCer)-reactive human NKT cells that differ markedly from the prototypical TRAV10-TRAJ18-TRBV25-1+ type I NKT cell repertoire. These cells express a range of TCR ?- and ?-chains that show differential recognition of glycolipid antigens. Two atypical NKT TCRs (TRAV21-TRAJ8-TRBV78 and TRAV12-3-TRAJ27-TRBV6-5) bind orthogonally over the A?-pocket of CD1d, adopting distinct docking modes that contrast with the docking mode of all type I NKT TCR-CD1d-antigen complexes. Moreover, the interactions with ?-GalCer differ between the type I and these atypical NKT TCRs. Accordingly, diverse NKT TCR repertoire usage manifests in varied docking strategies and specificities towards CD1d?-GalCer and related antigens, thus providing far greater scope for diverse glycolipid antigen recognition. PMID:26875526

  13. Testing the early Mars H2-CO2 greenhouse hypothesis with a 1-D photochemical model

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    Batalha, Natasha; Domagal-Goldman, Shawn D.; Ramirez, Ramses; Kasting, James F.

    2015-09-01

    A recent study by Ramirez et al. (Ramirez, R.M. et al. [2014]. Nat. Geosci. 7(1), 59-63.) demonstrated that an atmosphere with 1.3-4 bar of CO2 and H2O, in addition to 5-20% H2, could have raised the mean annual and global surface temperature of early Mars above the freezing point of water. Such warm temperatures appear necessary to generate the rainfall (or snowfall) amounts required to carve the ancient martian valleys. Here, we use our best estimates for early martian outgassing rates, along with a 1-D photochemical model, to assess the conversion efficiency of CO, CH4, and H2S to CO2, SO2, and H2. Our outgassing estimates assume that Mars was actively recycling volatiles between its crust and interior, as Earth does today. H2 production from serpentinization and deposition of banded iron-formations is also considered. Under these assumptions, maintaining an H2 concentration of ˜1-2% by volume is achievable, but reaching 5% H2 requires additional H2 sources or a slowing of the hydrogen escape rate below the diffusion limit. If the early martian atmosphere was indeed H2-rich, we might be able to see evidence of this in the rock record. The hypothesis proposed here is consistent with new data from the Curiosity Rover, which show evidence for a long-lived lake in Gale Crater near Mt. Sharp. It is also consistent with measured oxygen fugacities of martian meteorites, which show evidence for progressive mantle oxidation over time.

  14. HERMES Precision Results on g1p, g1d and g1n and the First Measurement of the Tensor Structure Function b1d

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    Riedl, C; Akopov, Z; Amarian, M; Ammosov, V V; Andrus, A; Aschenauer, E C; Augustyniak, W; Avakian, R; Avetisian, A; Avetissian, E; Bailey, P; Baturin, V; Baumgarten, C; Beckmann, M; Belostotskii, S; Bernreuther, S; Bianchi, N; Blok, H P; Bttcher, Helmut B; Borisov, A; Bouwhuis, M; Brack, J; Brll, A; Bryzgalov, V V; Capitani, G P; Chiang, H C; Ciullo, G; Contalbrigo, M; Dalpiaz, P F; De Leo, R; De Nardo, L; De Sanctis, E; Devitsin, E G; Di Nezza, P; Dren, M; Ehrenfried, M; Elalaoui-Moulay, A; Elbakian, G M; Ellinghaus, F; Elschenbroich, U; Ely, J; Fabbri, R; Fantoni, A; Feshchenko, A; Felawka, L; Fox, B; Franz, J; Frullani, S; Grber, Y; Gapienko, G; Gapienko, V; Garibaldi, F; Garrow, K; Garutti, E; Gaskell, D; Gavrilov, G E; Karibian, V; Graw, G; Grebenyuk, O; Greeniaus, L G; Hafidi, K; Hartig, M; Hasch, D; Heesbeen, D; Henoch, M; Hertenberger, R; Hesselink, W H A; Hillenbrand, A; Hoek, M; Holler, Y; Hommez, B; Iarygin, G; Ivanilov, A; Izotov, A; Jackson, H E; Jgoun, A; Kaiser, R; Kinney, E; Kiselev, A; Knigsmann, K C; Kopytin, M; Korotkov, V A; Kozlov, V; Krauss, B; Krivokhizhin, V G; Lagamba, L; Lapikas, L; Laziev, A; Lenisa, P; Liebing, P; Lindemann, T; Lipka, K; Lorenzon, W; L, J; Maiheu, B; Makins, N C R; Marianski, B; Marukyan, H O; Masoli, F; Mexner, V; Meyners, N; Miklukho, O; Miller, C A; Miyachi, Y; Muccifora, V; Nagaitsev, A; Nappi, E; Naryshkin, Yu; Nass, A; Negodaev, M A; Nowak, Wolf-Dieter; Oganessyan, K; Ohsuga, H; Orlandi, G; Pickert, N; Potashov, S Yu; Potterveld, D H; Raithel, M; Reggiani, D; Reimer, P E; Reischl, A; Reolon, A R; Rith, K; Airapetian, A; Rosner, G; Rostomyan, A; Rubacek, L; Ryckbosch, D; Salomatin, Yu I; Sanjiev, I; Savin, I; Scarlett, C; Schfer, A; Schill, C; Schnell, G; Schler, K P; Schwind, A; Seele, J; Seidl, R; Seitz, B; Shanidze, R G; Shearer, C; Shibata, T A; Shutov, V B; Simani, M C; Sinram, K; Stancari, M D; Statera, M; Steffens, E; Steijger, J J M; Stewart, J; Stsslein, U; Tait, P; Tanaka, H; Taroian, S P; Tchuiko, B; Terkulov, A R; Tkabladze, A V; Trzcinski, A; Tytgat, M; Vandenbroucke, A; Van der Nat, P B; van der Steenhoven, G; Vetterli, Martin C; Vikhrov, V; Vincter, M G; Visser, J; Vogel, C; Vogt, M; Volmer, J; Weiskopf, C; Wendland, J; Wilbert, J; Ybeles-Smit, G V; Yen, S; Zihlmann, B; Zohrabyan, H G; Zupranski, P; Riedl, Caroline

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    Final HERMES results on the proton, deuteron and neutron structure function g1 are presented in the kinematic range 0.00211d are presented.

  15. Stable Interacting $(2 + 1)d$ Conformal Field Theories at the Boundary of a class of $(3 + 1)d$ Symmetry Protected Topological Phases

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    Bi, Zhen; BenTov, Yoni; Xu, Cenke

    2016-01-01

    Motivated by recent studies of symmetry protected topological (SPT) phases, we explore the possible gapless quantum disordered phases in the $(2+1)d$ nonlinear sigma model defined on the Grassmannian manifold $\\frac{U(N)}{U(n)\\times U(N - n)}$ with a Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZW) term at level $k$, which is the effective low energy field theory of the boundary of certain $(3+1)d$ SPT states. With $k = 0$, this model has a well-controlled large-$N$ limit, $i.e.$ its renormalization group equations can be computed exactly with large-$N$. However, with the WZW term, the large-$N$ and large-$k$ limit alone is not sufficient for a reliable study of the nature of the quantum disordered phase. We demonstrate that at least for $n = 1$, through a combined large-$N$, large-$k$ and $3-\\epsilon$ generalization, a stable fixed point in the quantum disordered phase can be reliably located, which corresponds to a $(2+1)d$ strongly interacting conformal field theory. Extension of our method to $n > 1$ will also be discussed.

  16. Technical Note: Sensitivity of 1-D smoke plume rise models to the inclusion of environmental wind drag

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    S. R. Freitas

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available We revisit the parameterization of the vertical transport of hot gases and particles emitted from biomass burning, described in Freitas et al. (2007, to include the effects of environmental wind on transport and dilution of the smoke plume at the cloud scale. Typically, the final vertical height that the smoke plumes reach is controlled by the thermodynamic stability of the atmospheric environment and the surface heat flux released by the fire. However, the presence of a strong horizontal wind can enhance the lateral entrainment and induce additional drag, particularly for small fires, impacting the smoke injection height. This process is quantitatively represented by introducing an additional entrainment term to account for organized inflow of a mass of cooler and drier ambient air into the plume and its drag by momentum transfer. An extended set of equations including the horizontal motion of the plume and the additional increase of the plume radius is solved to explicitly simulate the time evolution of the plume rise with the additional mass and momentum. One-dimensional (1-D model results are presented for two deforestation fires in the Amazon basin with sizes of 10 and 50 ha under calm and windy atmospheric environments. The results are compared to corresponding simulations generated by the complex non-hydrostatic three dimensional (3-D Active Tracer High resolution Atmospheric Model (ATHAM. We show that the 1-D model results compare well with the full 3-D simulations. The 1-D model may thus be used in field situations where extensive computing facilities are not available, especially under conditions for which several optional cases must be studied.

  17. Benchmarks and models for 1-D radiation transport in stochastic participating media

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    Miller, D S

    2000-08-21

    Benchmark calculations for radiation transport coupled to a material temperature equation in a 1-D slab and 1-D spherical geometry binary random media are presented. The mixing statistics are taken to be homogeneous Markov statistics in the 1-D slab but only approximately Markov statistics in the 1-D sphere. The material chunk sizes are described by Poisson distribution functions. The material opacities are first taken to be constant and then allowed to vary as a strong function of material temperature. Benchmark values and variances for time evolution of the ensemble average of material temperature energy density and radiation transmission are computed via a Monte Carlo type method. These benchmarks are used as a basis for comparison with three other approximate methods of solution. One of these approximate methods is simple atomic mix. The second approximate model is an adaptation of what is commonly called the Levermore-Pomraning model and which is referred to here as the standard model. It is shown that recasting the temperature coupling as a type of effective scattering can be useful in formulating the third approximate model, an adaptation of a model due to Su and Pomraning which attempts to account for the effects of scattering in a stochastic context. This last adaptation shows consistent improvement over both the atomic mix and standard models when used in the 1-D slab geometry but shows limited improvement in the 1-D spherical geometry. Benchmark values are also computed for radiation transmission from the 1-D sphere without material heating present. This is to evaluate the performance of the standard model on this geometry--something which has never been done before. All of the various tests demonstrate the importance of stochastic structure on the solution. Also demonstrated are the range of usefulness and limitations of a simple atomic mix formulation.

  18. DNA damage signaling induced by the G-quadruplex ligand 12459 is modulated by PPM1D/WIP1 phosphatase.

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    Douarre, Cline; Mergui, Xnia; Sidibe, Assitan; Gomez, Dennis; Alberti, Patrizia; Mailliet, Patrick; Trentesaux, Chantal; Riou, Jean-Franois

    2013-04-01

    The triazine derivative 12459 is a potent G-quadruplex ligand that triggers apoptosis or delayed growth arrest, telomere shortening and G-overhang degradation, as a function of its concentration and time exposure to the cells. We have investigated here the DNA damage response induced by 12459 in A549 cells. Submicromolar concentrations of 12459 triggers a delayed Chk1-ATR-mediated DNA damage response associated with a telomeric dysfunction and a G2/M arrest. Surprisingly, increasing concentrations of 12459 leading to cell apoptosis induced a mechanism that bypasses the DNA damage signaling and leads to the dephosphorylation of Chk1 and ?-H2AX. We identified the phosphatase Protein Phosphatase Magnesium dependent 1D/Wild-type P53-Induced Phosphatase (PPM1D/WIP1) as a factor responsible for this dephosphorylation. SiRNA-mediated depletion of PPM1D/WIP1 reactivates the DNA damage signaling by 12459. In addition, PPM1D/WIP1 is activated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by 12459. ROS generated by 12459 are sufficient to trigger an early DNA damage in A549 cells when PPM1D/WIP1 is depleted. However, ROS inactivation by N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) treatment does not change the apoptotic response induced by 12459. Because PPM1D expression was recently reported to modulate the recruitment of DNA repair molecules, our data would suggest a cycle of futile protection against 12459, thus leading to a delayed mechanism of cell death. PMID:23396447

  19. The tumor antigen N-glycolyl-GM3 is a human CD1d ligand capable of mediating B cell and natural killer T cell interaction.

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    Gentilini, M Virginia; Pérez, M Eugenia; Fernández, Pablo Mariano; Fainboim, Leonardo; Arana, Eloísa

    2016-05-01

    The expression of N-glycolyl-monosialodihexosyl-ganglioside (NGcGM3) in humans is restricted to cancer cells; therefore, it is a tumor antigen. There are measurable quantities of circulating anti-NGcGM3 antibodies (aNGcGM3 Abs) in human serum. Interestingly, some people have circulating Ag-specific immunoglobulins G (IgGs) that are capable of complement mediated cytotoxicity against NGcGM3 positive cells, which is relevant for tumor surveillance. In light of the chemical nature of Ag, we postulated it as a candidate ligand for CD1d. Furthermore, we hypothesize that the immune mechanism involved in the generation of these Abs entails cross talk between B lymphocytes (Bc) and invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT). Combining cellular techniques, such as flow cytometry and biochemical assays, we demonstrated that CD1d binds to NGcGM3 and that human Bc present NGcGM3 in a CD1d context according to two alternative strategies. We also showed that paraformaldehyde treatment of cells expressing CD1d affects the presentation. Finally, by co-culturing primary human Bc with iNKT and measuring Ki-67 expression, we detected a reproducible increment in the proliferation of the iNKT population when Ag was on the medium. Our findings identify a novel, endogenous, human CD1d ligand, which is sufficiently competent to stimulate iNKT. We postulate that CD1d-restricted Bc presentation of NGcGM3 drives effective iNKT activation, an immunological mechanism that has not been previously described for humans, which may contribute to understanding aNGcGM3 occurrence. PMID:26969612

  20. VES/TEM 1D joint inversion by using Controlled Random Search (CRS) algorithm

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    Bortolozo, Cassiano Antonio; Porsani, Jorge Lus; Santos, Fernando Accio Monteiro dos; Almeida, Emerson Rodrigo

    2015-01-01

    Electrical (DC) and Transient Electromagnetic (TEM) soundings are used in a great number of environmental, hydrological, and mining exploration studies. Usually, data interpretation is accomplished by individual 1D models resulting often in ambiguous models. This fact can be explained by the way as the two different methodologies sample the medium beneath surface. Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) is good in marking resistive structures, while Transient Electromagnetic sounding (TEM) is very sensitive to conductive structures. Another difference is VES is better to detect shallow structures, while TEM soundings can reach deeper layers. A Matlab program for 1D joint inversion of VES and TEM soundings was developed aiming at exploring the best of both methods. The program uses CRS - Controlled Random Search - algorithm for both single and 1D joint inversions. Usually inversion programs use Marquadt type algorithms but for electrical and electromagnetic methods, these algorithms may find a local minimum or not converge. Initially, the algorithm was tested with synthetic data, and then it was used to invert experimental data from two places in Paran sedimentary basin (Bebedouro and Pirassununga cities), both located in So Paulo State, Brazil. Geoelectric model obtained from VES and TEM data 1D joint inversion is similar to the real geological condition, and ambiguities were minimized. Results with synthetic and real data show that 1D VES/TEM joint inversion better recovers simulated models and shows a great potential in geological studies, especially in hydrogeological studies.

  1. Epitaxial 1D electron transport layers for high-performance perovskite solar cells.

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    Han, Gill Sang; Chung, Hyun Suk; Kim, Dong Hoe; Kim, Byeong Jo; Lee, Jin-Wook; Park, Nam-Gyu; Cho, In Sun; Lee, Jung-Kun; Lee, Sangwook; Jung, Hyun Suk

    2015-10-01

    We demonstrate high-performance perovskite solar cells with excellent electron transport properties using a one-dimensional (1D) electron transport layer (ETL). The 1D array-based ETL is comprised of 1D SnO2 nanowires (NWs) array grown on a F:SnO2 transparent conducting oxide substrate and rutile TiO2 nanoshells epitaxially grown on the surface of the 1D SnO2 NWs. The optimized devices show more than 95% internal quantum yield at 750 nm, and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.2%. The high quantum yield is attributed to dramatically enhanced electron transport in the epitaxial TiO2 layer, compared to that in conventional nanoparticle-based mesoporous TiO2 (mp-TiO2) layers. In addition, the open space in the 1D array-based ETL increases the prevalence of uniform TiO2/perovskite junctions, leading to reproducible device performance with a high fill factor. This work offers a method to achieve reproducible, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with high-speed electron transport. PMID:26324759

  2. Two Step Procedure Using a 1-D Slab Spectral Geometry in a Pebble Bed Reactor Core Analysis

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    A strong spectral interaction between the core and the reflector has been one of the main concerns in the analysis of pebble bed reactor cores. To resolve this problem, VSOP adopted iteration between the spectrum calculation in a spectral zone and the global core calculation. In VSOP, the whole problem domain is divided into many spectral zones in which the fine group spectrum is calculated using bucklings for fast groups and albedos for thermal groups from the global core calculation. The resulting spectrum in each spectral zone is used to generate broad group cross sections of the spectral zone for the global core calculation. In this paper, we demonstrate a two step procedure in a pebble bed reactor core analysis. In the first step, we generate equivalent cross sections from a 1-D slab spectral geometry model with the help of the equivalence theory. The equivalent cross sections generated in this way include the effect of the spectral interaction between the core and the reflector. In the second step, we perform a diffusion calculation using the equivalent cross sections generated in the first step. A simple benchmark problem derived from the PMBR-400 Reactor was introduced to verify this approach. We compared the two step solutions with the Monte Carlo (MC) solutions for the problem

  3. Spin Excitations and Phonon Anomaly in Quasi-1D Spiral Magneti CuBr2

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    Li, Yuan; Wang, Chong; Yu, Daiwei; Wang, Lichen; Wang, Fa; Iida, Kazuki; Kamazawa, Kazuya; Wakimoto, Shuichi

    CuBr2 can be considered as a model quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) spin-1/2 magnet, in which the frustrating ferromagnetic nearest-neighbor and antiferromagnetic next-nearest-neighbor exchange interactions give rise to a cycloidal magnetic order below TN = 73 K. The removal of inversion symmetry by the magnetic order also makes the material a type-II multiferroic system with a remarkably simple crystal structure. Using time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy, we have determined the spin-wave as well as phonon spectra throughout the entire Brillouin zone. The spin-wave spectrum exhibits pronounced anisotropy and magnon damping, consistent with the material's quasi-1D nature and the non-colinear spin structure. The phonon spectrum exhibits dramatic discontinuities in the dispersion across the quasi-1D magnetic wave vector, indicative of strong magnetoelastic coupling and possibly of a spin-orbital texture that comes along with the spin correlations.

  4. Development of 1-D carbon composites for plasma-facing components

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    Carbon-based materials continue to be proposed and utilized as plasma-facing surfaces in fusion devices because of their low atomic number and superior high temperature thermal properties. This study presents results of a carbon-carbon composite development program for high heat flux surfaces using one-dimensional (1-D), high thermal conductivity materials. Thermal conductivity testing of six 1-D composites was accomplished, along with coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) tests. Results indicate progress toward achieving composites with very high conductivity, approaching pyrolytic graphite values. Several 1-D composites have room temperature thermal conductivities which exceed 500 W/m K in the parallel-to-fiber direction. Perpendicular-to-fiber direction conductivity values were typically more that an order of magnitude lower. Experimental CTE data show values up to 10x10-6/ C perpendicular to fibers and nearly zero values in the fiber direction. Mechanical property testing will be included in future efforts. ((orig.))

  5. Transparent Conducting Electrodes based on 1D and 2D Ag Nanogratings for Organic Photovoltaics

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    Zeng, Beibei; Bartoli, Filbert J

    2014-01-01

    The optical and electrical properties of optically-thin one-dimensional (1D) Ag nanogratings and two-dimensional (2D) Ag nanogrids are studied, and their use as transparent electrodes in organic photovoltaics are explored. A large broadband and polarization-insensitive optical absorption enhancement in the organic light-harvesting layers is theoretically and numerically demonstrated using either single-layer 2D Ag nanogrids or two perpendicular 1D Ag nanogratings, and is attributed to the excitation of surface plasmon resonances and plasmonic cavity modes. Total photon absorption enhancements of 150% and 200% are achieved for the optimized single-layer 2D Ag nanogrids and double (top and bottom) perpendicular 1D Ag nanogratings, respectively.

  6. A comparison of 1D and 2D LSTM architectures for the recognition of handwritten Arabic

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    Yousefi, Mohammad Reza; Soheili, Mohammad Reza; Breuel, Thomas M.; Stricker, Didier

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we present an Arabic handwriting recognition method based on recurrent neural network. We use the Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) architecture, that have proven successful in different printed and handwritten OCR tasks. Applications of LSTM for handwriting recognition employ the two-dimensional architecture to deal with the variations in both vertical and horizontal axis. However, we show that using a simple pre-processing step that normalizes the position and baseline of letters, we can make use of 1D LSTM, which is faster in learning and convergence, and yet achieve superior performance. In a series of experiments on IFN/ENIT database for Arabic handwriting recognition, we demonstrate that our proposed pipeline can outperform 2D LSTM networks. Furthermore, we provide comparisons with 1D LSTM networks trained with manually crafted features to show that the automatically learned features in a globally trained 1D LSTM network with our normalization step can even outperform such systems.

  7. Universal nature of collective plasmonic excitations in finite 1-D carbon-based nanostructures

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    Polizzi, Eric

    2015-01-01

    Tomonaga-Luttinger (T-L) theory predicts collective plasmon resonances in 1-D nanostructure conductors of finite length, that vary roughly in inverse proportion to the length of the structure. Yet, such resonances have not been clearly identified in experiments so far. Here we provide evidence of the T-L plasmon resonances using first-principle computational real-time spectroscopy studies of representative finite 1-D carbon-based nanostructures ranging from atom and benzene-like chain structures to short carbon nanotubes. Our all-electron Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory (TDDFT) real-time simulation framework is capable to accurately capture the relevant nanoscopic effects including correct frequencies for known optical transitions, and various collective plasmon excitations. The presence of 1-D T-L plasmons is universally predicted by the various numerical experiments, which also demonstrate a phenomenon of resonance splitting. Extending these simulations to longer structures will allow the accurate ...

  8. 3+1D Massless Weyl Spinors from Bosonic Scalar-Tensor Duality

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    We consider the fermionization of a bosonic-free theory characterized by the 3+1D scalar-tensor duality. This duality can be interpreted as the dimensional reduction, via a planar boundary, of the 4+1D topological BF theory. In this model, adopting the Sommerfield tomographic representation of quantized bosonic fields, we explicitly build a fermionic operator and its associated Klein factor such that it satisfies the correct anticommutation relations. Interestingly, we demonstrate that this operator satisfies the massless Dirac equation and that it can be identified with a 3+1D Weyl spinor. Finally, as an explicit example, we write the integrated charge density in terms of the tomographic transformed bosonic degrees of freedom

  9. The Production of O({1}D) in Comet Hale-Bopp

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    Morgenthaler, J. P.; Harris, W.; Scherb, F.; Anderson, C. M.; Doane, N. E.; Roesler, F. L.; Oliversen, R. J.; Combi, M. R.

    2000-10-01

    Photometric observations of comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 OI) in the forbidden red line of neutral oxygen ([O I] 6300 ) with three independent telescopes on Kitt Peak in March of 1997 imply a production rate of the metastable O({1}D) of 300--400x1028 s-1. Using water production rates determined by Combi et al. (2000), and the standard water and OH photodissociation branching ratios found in Hbner et al. (1992) and Van Dishoeck and Dalgarno (1984), we expect 88 x 1028 s-1. We explore several hypotheses that would account for this discrepancy, including: (1) the branching ratio of OH to O({1}D) is incorrect, (2) the photodissociation of other species, such as CO and CO2 contribute significantly to O({1}D) production, and (3) ground state oxygen is excited to the metastable level by collisional processes. This work has been supported under NSF grant AST-9615625 and NASA grant NAG 5-7952.

  10. Modelling turbulent vertical mixing sensitivity using a 1-D version of NEMO

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Through two numerical experiments, a 1-D vertical model called NEMO1D was used to investigate physical and numerical turbulent-mixing behaviour. The results show that all the turbulent closures tested (k + l from Blanke and Delecluse, 1993 and two equation models: Generic Lengh Scale closures from Umlauf and Burchard, 2003 are able to correctly reproduce the classical test of Kato and Phillips (1969 under favourable numerical conditions while some solutions may diverge depending on the degradation of the spatial and time discretization. The performances of turbulence models were then compared with data measured over a one-year period (mid-2010 to mid-2011 at the PAPA station, located in the North Pacific Ocean. The modelled temperature and salinity were in good agreement with the observations, with a maximum temperature error between −2 and 2 °C during the stratified period (June to October. However the results also depend on the numerical conditions. The vertical RMSE varied, for different turbulent closures, from 0.1 to 0.3 °C during the stratified period and from 0.03 to 0.15 °C during the homogeneous period. This 1-D configuration at the PAPA station (called PAPA1D is now available in NEMO as a reference configuration including the input files and atmospheric forcing set described in this paper. Thus, all the results described can be recovered by downloading and launching PAPA1D. The configuration is described on the NEMO site (http://www.nemo-ocean.eu/Using-NEMO/Configurations/C1D_PAPA. This package is a good starting point for further investigation of vertical processes.

  11. Development of a borehole stress meter for studying earthquake predictions and rock mechanics, and stress seismograms of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake ( M 9.0)

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    Ishii, Hiroshi; Asai, Yasuhiro

    2015-12-01

    Although precursory signs of an earthquake can occur before the event, it is difficult to observe such signs with precision, especially on earth's surface where artificial noise and other factors complicate signal detection. One possible solution to this problem is to install monitoring instruments into the deep bedrock where earthquakes are likely to begin. When evaluating earthquake occurrence, it is necessary to elucidate the processes of stress accumulation in a medium and then release as a fault (crack) is generated, and to do so, the stress must be observed continuously. However, continuous observations of stress have not been implemented yet for earthquake monitoring programs. Strain is a secondary physical quantity whose variation varies depending on the elastic coefficient of the medium, and it can yield potentially valuable information as well. This article describes the development of a borehole stress meter that is capable of recording both continuous stress and strain at a depth of about 1 km. Specifically, this paper introduces the design principles of the stress meter as well as its actual structure. It also describes a newly developed calibration procedure and the results obtained to date for stress and strain studies of deep boreholes at three locations in Japan. To show examples of the observations, records of stress seismic waveforms generated by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake ( M 9.0) are presented. The results demonstrate that the stress meter data have sufficient precision and reliability.

  12. Analysis of Phase Space Structure of A 1-D Discrete System Using Global and Local Symbolic Dynamics

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    Symbolic dynamics, in which the system trajectory is represented as a string of symbols, appears as a convenient method for the analysis of properties of chaotic attractors. In this paper, we show that, using a noncanonical coding scheme based on a moving partition point, we are able to access such properties of the phase space of a dynamical system as the localisation of unstable periodic orbits and of their stable invariant manifolds. Applying different coding schemes enables us to extract different information about the phase space structure from the chaotic trajectory. A judicial choice of the method of symbolic coding allows to obtain information which may be missing in the symbolic dynamics from the generating partition. We present results for the 1-D case taking the logistic map as a numerical example. The extension to higher dimension is also discussed. The theoretical background of the methods used is also given. (author)

  13. A 1-D modelling study of Arctic sea-ice salinity

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    P. J. Griewank; Notz, D.

    2015-01-01

    We use a 1-D model to study how salinity evolves in Arctic sea ice. To do so, we first explore how sea-ice surface melt and flooding can be incorporated into the 1-D thermodynamic Semi-Adaptive Multi-phase Sea-Ice Model (SAMSIM) presented by Griewank and Notz (2013). We introduce flooding and a flushing parametrization which treats sea ice as a hydraulic network of horizontal and vertical fluxes. Forcing SAMSIM with 36 years of ERA-interim atmospheric reanalysis data, we ...

  14. Excitation content of spectral functions in the 1D t-J model

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    The excitation content of spectral functions of the 1D t-J model with nearest neighbor (n.n.) interactions is obtained from the Bethe-Ansatz solution at the supersymmetric point and compared with quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations based on the hybrid-loop algorithm. We consider the one-particle spectrum as well as the dynamical spin and charge structure factors. The connection to the 1D supersymmetric t-J model with 1/r2 interaction will be explained

  15. Dopamine D1-D2 receptor heteromer signaling pathway in the brain: emerging physiological relevance

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    Hasbi Ahmed

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Dopamine is an important catecholamine neurotransmitter modulating many physiological functions, and is linked to psychopathology of many diseases such as schizophrenia and drug addiction. Dopamine D1 and D2 receptors are the most abundant dopaminergic receptors in the striatum, and although a clear segregation between the pathways expressing these two receptors has been reported in certain subregions, the presence of D1-D2 receptor heteromers within a unique subset of neurons, forming a novel signaling transducing functional entity has been shown. Recently, significant progress has been made in elucidating the signaling pathways activated by the D1-D2 receptor heteromer and their potential physiological relevance.

  16. A New Feature Extraction Technique Based on 1D Local Binary Pattern for Gear Fault Detection

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    Abdul, Zrar Kh.; Al-Talabani, Abdulbasit; Abdulrahman, Ayub O.

    2016-01-01

    Gear fault detection is one of the underlying research areas in the field of condition monitoring of rotating machines. Many methods have been proposed as an approach. One of the major tasks to obtain the best fault detection is to examine what type of feature(s) should be taken out to clarify/improve the situation. In this paper, a new method is used to extract features from the vibration signal, called 1D local binary pattern (1D LBP). Vibration signals of a rotating machine with normal, br...

  17. Nonuniform flow in compound channel: A 1-D method for assessing water level and discharge distribution

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    Proust, S.; Bousmar, D.; Rivière, N.; Paquier, A.; Zech, Y.

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates 1D-modelling of non-uniform flows in compound channels. The issue is how to accurately predict both flow depth and mean velocity in the floodplain. A new model, called Independent Sub-sections Method (ISM), is presented here. Unlike classical 1D models that solve a dynamic equation on the total cross-section, the ISM estimates the water surface profile within each sub-section. This enables the water level and the sub-section mean velocities to be simultaneously calcula...

  18. Charge Transport in 1-D Nanostructured CdS Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

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    Ramachandran, K.; N. Sankar; M. Ragam

    2013-01-01

    Charge transport in eosin yellow sensitized CdS 1-D nanostructures is studied. Direct conduction pathway for electron transport in nanowires enhances Voc in CdS nanowires compared to nanorods and nanoparticles. J-V characterization of nanowires results in improved efficiency of 0.184% due to fewer interparticle connections. Increase in Jsc is observed by coating CdS 1-D nanostructures on TiO2 substrate which reduces rate of recombination and photocorrosive nature of CdS photoanodes. Enhanceme...

  19. The (2 + 1)-d U(1) quantum link model masquerading as deconfined criticality

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    Banerjee, D.; Jiang, F.-J.; Widmer, P.; Wiese, U.-J.

    2013-12-01

    The (2 + 1)-d U(1) quantum link model is a gauge theory, amenable to quantum simulation, with a spontaneously broken SO(2) symmetry emerging at a quantum phase transition. Its low-energy physics is described by a (2 + 1)-d RP(1) effective field theory, perturbed by an SO(2) breaking operator, which prevents the interpretation of the emergent pseudo-Goldstone boson as a dual photon. At the quantum phase transition, the model mimics some features of deconfined quantum criticality, but remains linearly confining. Deconfinement only sets in at high temperature. Dedicated to the memory of Bernard B Beard (1957-2012).

  20. On the origin of multi-step spin transition behaviour in 1D nanoparticles

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    Chiruta, Daniel; Jureschi, Catalin-Maricel; Linares, Jorge; Dahoo, Pierre Richard; Garcia, Yann; Rotaru, Aurelian

    2015-09-01

    To investigate the spin state switching mechanism in spin crossover (SCO) nanoparticles, a special attention is given to three-step thermally induced SCO behavior in 1D chains. An additional term is included in the standard Ising-like Hamiltonian to account for the border interaction between SCO molecules and its local environment. It is shown that this additional interaction, together with the short range interaction, drives the multi-steps thermal hysteretic behavior in 1D SCO systems. The relation between a polymeric matrix and this particular multi-step SCO phenomenon is discussed accordingly. Finally, the environmental influence on the SCO system's size is analyzed as well.

  1. Calculation of Van der Waals interaction constants by the 1/d expansion technique

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    A novel conceptual scheme of developing a quantum perturbation theory is proposed. The method is based on application of the 1/d expansion. Closed expressions for the Van der Waals interaction coefficients are obtained by taking into account corrections due to the finity of the nuclear mass at zero momentum in the centre-of-mass system. The 1/d expansion series is summed in the Pade approximation which enables one to determine the numerical values of the Van der Waals constants with a very high degree of accuracy

  2. Column Testing and 1D Reactive Transport Modeling to Evaluate Uranium Plume Persistence Processes

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    Johnson, Raymond H. [Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.; Morrison, Stan [Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.; Morris, Sarah [Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.; Tigar, Aaron [Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.; Dam, William [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management; Dayvault, Jalena [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management

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    Motivation for Study: Natural flushing of contaminants at various U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management sites is not proceeding as quickly as predicted (plume persistence) Objectives: Help determine natural flushing rates using column tests. Use 1D reactive transport modeling to better understand the major processes that are creating plume persistence Approach: Core samples from under a former mill tailings area Tailings have been removed. Column leaching using lab-prepared water similar to nearby Gunnison River water. 1D reactive transport modeling to evaluate processes

  3. Coupling 1-D and 2-D Shallow Water Equations for Flood Modelling

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    Paquier, A.; Bazin, P.H.; Belaud, G.

    2013-01-01

    Rubar 3 and Rubar 20 developed by Irstea solved respectively 1-D and 2-D shallow water equations using similar finite volume Godunov –type second order schemes. Their coupling is built on a calculation of the exchange terms using the 2-D method. Two examples are shown: an experiment in which a pipe is connected with one street simulating the calculation unit for urban flood and the annual flood in the Inner delta of the Niger River. / Les logiciels Rubar 3 (équations de Saint Venant 1D)...

  4. Characterization of 5-HT1D receptor binding sites in post-mortem human brain cortex.

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    Martial, J; Montigny, C.; Cecyre, D; R. Quirion

    1991-01-01

    The present study provides further evidence for the presence of serotonin1D (5-HT1D) receptors in post-mortem human brain. Receptor binding parameters in temporal cortex homogenates were assessed using [3H]5-HT in the presence of 100 nM 8-OH-DPAT, 1 microM propranolol and 1 microM mesulergine to prevent labelling of the 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B and 5-HT1C sites, respectively. Under these conditions, [3H]5-HT apparently bound to a class of high affinity (Kd = 5.0 +/- 1.0 nM) low capacity (Bmax = 96 +/- ...

  5. A Lattice Study of $(\\bar{D}_1 D^{*})^\\pm$ Near-threshold Scattering

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    Chen, Ting; Gong, Ming; Lei, Yu-Hong; Li, Ning; Liu, Chuan; Liu, Yu-Bin; Liu, Zhao-Feng; Ma, Jian-Ping; Wang, Zhan-Lin; Zhang, Jian-Bo

    2016-01-01

    In this exploratory lattice study, low-energy near threshold scattering of the $(\\bar{D}_1 D^{*})^\\pm$ meson system is analyzed using lattice QCD with $N_f=2$ twisted mass fermion configurations. Both s-wave ($J^P=0^-$) and p-wave ($J^P=1^+$) channels are investigated. It is found that the interaction between the two charmed mesons is attractive near the threshold in both channels. This calculation provides some hints in the searching of resonances or bound states around the threshold of $(\\bar{D}_1 D^{*})^\\pm$ system.

  6. 1-D Two-phase Flow Investigation for External Reactor Vessel Cooling

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    During a severe accident, when a molten corium is relocated in a reactor vessel lower head, the RCF(Reactor Cavity Flooding) system for ERVC (External Reactor Vessel Cooling) is actuated and coolants are supplied into a reactor cavity to remove a decay heat from the molten corium. This severe accident mitigation strategy for maintaining a integrity of reactor vessel was adopted in the nuclear power plants of APR1400, AP600, and AP1000. Under the ERVC condition, the upward two-phase flow is driven by the amount of the decay heat from the molten corium. To achieve the ERVC strategy, the two-phase natural circulation in the annular gap between the external reactor vessel and the insulation should be formed sufficiently by designing the coolant inlet/outlet area and gap size adequately on the insulation device. Also the natural circulation flow restriction has to be minimized. In this reason, it is needed to review the fundamental structure of insulation. In the existing power plants, the insulation design is aimed at minimizing heat losses under a normal operation. Under the ERVC condition, however, the ability to form the two-phase natural circulation is uncertain. Namely, some important factors, such as the coolant inlet/outlet areas, flow restriction, and steam vent etc. in the flow channel, should be considered for ERVC design. T-HEMES 1D study is launched to estimate the natural circulation flow under the ERVC condition of APR1400. The experimental facility is one-dimensional and scaled down as the half height and 1/238 channel area of the APR1400 reactor vessel. The air injection method was used to simulate the boiling at the external reactor vessel and generate the natural circulation two-phase flow. From the experimental results, the natural circulation flow rate highly depended on inlet/outlet areas and the circulation flow rate increased as the outlet height as well as the supplied water head increased. On the other hand, the simple analysis using the drift flux model was carried out to predict the natural circulation flow rate and estimate the pressure drop distribution from the momentum equation. The calculated circulation flow rate was similar to experimental results within about 15% error bound. Also the effect of the turbine flow meter, which was installed to measure the circulation flow rate, was found that the natural circulation flow rate decreased due to the form loss of the turbine flow meter. And the simple analysis without the pressure drop of the turbine flow meter was performed to estimate the natural circulation phenomena under the actual ERVC condition

  7. Epitaxial 1D electron transport layers for high-performance perovskite solar cells

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    Han, Gill Sang; Chung, Hyun Suk; Kim, Dong Hoe; Kim, Byeong Jo; Lee, Jin-Wook; Park, Nam-Gyu; Cho, In Sun; Lee, Jung-Kun; Lee, Sangwook; Jung, Hyun Suk

    2015-09-01

    We demonstrate high-performance perovskite solar cells with excellent electron transport properties using a one-dimensional (1D) electron transport layer (ETL). The 1D array-based ETL is comprised of 1D SnO2 nanowires (NWs) array grown on a F:SnO2 transparent conducting oxide substrate and rutile TiO2 nanoshells epitaxially grown on the surface of the 1D SnO2 NWs. The optimized devices show more than 95% internal quantum yield at 750 nm, and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.2%. The high quantum yield is attributed to dramatically enhanced electron transport in the epitaxial TiO2 layer, compared to that in conventional nanoparticle-based mesoporous TiO2 (mp-TiO2) layers. In addition, the open space in the 1D array-based ETL increases the prevalence of uniform TiO2/perovskite junctions, leading to reproducible device performance with a high fill factor. This work offers a method to achieve reproducible, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with high-speed electron transport.We demonstrate high-performance perovskite solar cells with excellent electron transport properties using a one-dimensional (1D) electron transport layer (ETL). The 1D array-based ETL is comprised of 1D SnO2 nanowires (NWs) array grown on a F:SnO2 transparent conducting oxide substrate and rutile TiO2 nanoshells epitaxially grown on the surface of the 1D SnO2 NWs. The optimized devices show more than 95% internal quantum yield at 750 nm, and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.2%. The high quantum yield is attributed to dramatically enhanced electron transport in the epitaxial TiO2 layer, compared to that in conventional nanoparticle-based mesoporous TiO2 (mp-TiO2) layers. In addition, the open space in the 1D array-based ETL increases the prevalence of uniform TiO2/perovskite junctions, leading to reproducible device performance with a high fill factor. This work offers a method to achieve reproducible, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with high-speed electron transport. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Histograms of the parameters, UV-vis absorption spectrum and the cross-sectional FE-SEM image of the TiO2 NP based mp-ETL cell, TiO2/SnO2 NWs based 1D-ETL perovskite solar cells and exposure FTO at grown SnO2 NWs on FTO substrate. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr03476k

  8. Fresnel Lenses fabricated by femtosecond laser micromachining on Polymer 1D Photonic Crystal

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    Guduru Surya S.K.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available We report the fabrication of micro Fresnel lenses by femtosecond laser surface ablation on polymer 1D photonic crystals. This device is designed to focus the transmitted wavelength of the photonic crystal and filter the wavelengths corresponding to the photonic band gap region. Integration of such devices in a wavelength selective light harvesting and filtering microchip can be achieved.

  9. Effective potential in N=1, d=4 supergravity coupled to the Volkov-Akulov field

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    The only-loop effective potential for N=1, d=4 supergravity theory coupled to the Volkov-Akulov field is calculated. Then it is shown that after an ajustment of some parameters the local supersymmetry is dynamically broken and as a consequence the gravitino acquires mass. (Author)

  10. Formation of 1D adsorbed water structures on CaO(001)

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    Zhao, Xunhua; Bhattacharya, Saswata; Ghiringhelli, Luca M.; Levchenko, Sergey V.; Scheffler, Matthias

    2015-03-01

    Understanding the interaction of water with oxide surfaces is of fundamental importance for basic and engineering sciences. Recently, a spontaneous formation of one-dimensional (1D) adsorbed water structures have been observed on CaO(001). Interestingly, at other alkaline earth metal oxides, in particular MgO(001) and SrO(001), such structures have not been found experimentally. We calculate the relative stability of adsorbed water structures on the three oxides using density-functional theory combined with the ab initio atomistic thermodynamics. Low-energy structures at different coverages are obtained with a first-principles genetic algorithm. Finite-temperature vibrational spectra are calculated using ab initio molecular dynamics. We find a range of (T, p) conditions where 1D structures are thermodynamically stable on CaO(001). The orientation and vibrational spectra of the 1D structures are in agreement with the experiments. The formation of the 1D structures is found to be actuated by a symmetry breaking in the adsorbed water tetramer, as well as by a balance between water-water and water-substrate interactions, determined by the lattice constant of the oxide.

  11. 3D Versus 1D Radiative Transfer Modeling of Planetary Nebulae

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    Pantoja, Blake M.; Ladjal, Djazia

    2015-01-01

    Planetary nebulae are the products of the fast stellar wind from the end of the AGB star phase. To date, there are many one-dimensional radiative transfer codes, and a few fully 3D codes that can model the ionization of the planetary nebulae. Some limitations on 1D codes are that they can only make spherical or parallel plane models, while 3D codes take much computing power and memory to run. A pseudo-3D code such as pyCloudy can model a planetary nebula in 3D by making multiple runs of a 1D code such as Cloudy in different angles from the center of the nebula. We compared the 1D models with pseudo-3D models to determine if the 1D models give good approximations for the observed parameters of the planetary nebulae. We find that one-dimensional codes can actually give good estimates for electron temperature and density in a bipolar planetary nebula.

  12. Refractive index sensor based on a 1D photonic crystal in a microfluidic channel

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    Rodrigues de Sousa Nunes, Pedro André; Mortensen, Asger; Kutter, Jörg Peter; Mogensen, Klaus Bo

    2010-01-01

    A refractive index sensor has been fabricated in silicon oxynitride by standard UV lithography and dry etching processes. The refractive index sensor consists of a 1D photonic crystal (PhC) embedded in a microfluidic channel addressed by fiber-terminated planar waveguides. Experimental...

  13. Pharmacological challenge with a serotonin 1D agonist in alcohol dependence

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    Pienaar Willie; Maritz J Stefan; Hugo Charmaine J; Vythilingum Bavanisha; Stein Dan J

    2005-01-01

    Abstract Background Both animal and clinical studies have implicated serotonergic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of alcohol abuse and dependence. However the exact mechanisms involved remain unknown. Theoretically, low serotonin promotes alcohol seeking behavior. Sumatriptan is a serotonin1D agonist. It is postulated that sumatriptan's agonism at this terminal autoreceptor increases negative feedback, creating a net effect of decreased serotonergic neurotransmission. Administration of sumatr...

  14. 5-HT(1B) and 5-HT(1D) receptors in the human trigeminal ganglion

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    Hou, M; Kanje, M; Longmore, J; Tajti, J; Uddman, R; Edvinsson, L

    5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is implicated in migraine and agonist directed against 5-HT(1B) and 5-HT(1D) receptors are commonly used as effective therapies. The antimigraine mechanisms involve the inhibition of intracranial sensory neuropeptide release. In order to determine which 5-HT(1) receptor...

  15. Millimeter and Submillimeter Studies of O(^1D) Insertion Reactions to Form Molecules of Astrophysical Interest

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    Hays, Brian; Wehres, Nadine; Deprince, Bridget Alligood; Roy, Althea A. M.; Laas, Jacob; Widicus Weaver, Susanna L.

    2015-06-01

    While both the number of detected interstellar molecules and their chemical complexity continue to increase, understanding of the processes leading to their formation is lacking. Our research group combines laboratory spectroscopy, observational astronomy, and astrochemical modeling for an interdisciplinary examination of the chemistry of star and planet formation. This talk will focus on our laboratory studies of O(^1D) insertion reactions with organic molecules to produce molecules of astrophysical interest. By employing these reactions in a supersonic expansion, we are able to produce interstellar organic reaction intermediates that are unstable under terrestrial conditions; we then probe the products using millimeter and submillimeter spectroscopy. We benchmarked this setup using the well-studied O(^1D) + methane reaction to form methanol. After optimizing methanol production, we moved on to study the O(^1D) + ethylene reaction to form vinyl alcohol (CH_2CHOH), and the O(^1D) + methyl amine reaction to form aminomethanol (NH_2CH_2OH). Vinyl alcohol measurements have now been extended up to 450 GHz, and the associated spectral analysis is complete. A possible detection of aminomethanol has also been made, and continued spectral studies and analysis are underway. We will present the results from these experiments and discuss future applications of these molecular and spectroscopic techniques.

  16. 1D inversion and analysis of marine controlled-source EM data

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    Christensen, N.B.; Dodds, Kevin; Bulley, Ian

    2006-01-01

    , the 1D model sections display a resistive layer at a depth of ~800 m below the sea bottom. While the thickness and resistivity of the layer are not well determined, the product of the two, the resistance, is well determined. This parameter indicates the total amount of possible hydrocarbons....

  17. A South American Prehistoric Mitogenome: Context, Continuity, and the Origin of Haplogroup C1d.

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    Sans, Mónica; Figueiro, Gonzalo; Hughes, Cris E; Lindo, John; Hidalgo, Pedro C; Malhi, Ripan S

    2015-01-01

    Based on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), it has been estimated that at least 15 founder haplogroups peopled the Americas. Subhaplogroup C1d3 was defined based on the mitogenome of a living individual from Uruguay that carried a lineage previously identified in hypervariable region I sequences from ancient and modern Uruguayan individuals. When complete mitogenomes were studied, additional substitutions were found in the coding region of the mitochondrial genome. Using a complete ancient mitogenome and three modern mitogenomes, we aim to clarify the ancestral state of subhaplogroup C1d3 and to better understand the peopling of the region of the Río de la Plata basin, as well as of the builders of the mounds from which the ancient individuals were recovered. The ancient mitogenome, belonging to a female dated to 1,610±46 years before present, was identical to the mitogenome of one of the modern individuals. All individuals share the mutations defining subhaplogroup C1d3. We estimated an age of 8,974 (5,748-12,261) years for the most recent common ancestor of C1d3, in agreement with the initial peopling of the geographic region. No individuals belonging to the defined lineage were found outside of Uruguay, which raises questions regarding the mobility of the prehistoric inhabitants of the country. Moreover, the present study shows the continuity of Native lineages over at least 6,000 years. PMID:26509686

  18. Non-linear waves in plasmas of lower dimensionality: 1-D systems

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    A theory is presented for the elementary non-linear excitation of a 1-D electron gas in a uniform background of positive charge. A simple non-linear hydrodynamic model is used to describe the dynamics of the electrons. The non-linear waves are found to be described by a Korteweg-De Vries equation

  19. Glucose sensor using periodic nanostructured hybrid 1D Au/ZnO arrays

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    Hybrid 1D nanostructured Au/ZnO arrays were created by heat treatment of a spin-coated zinc acetate-PVA-Au(III) layer on surface relief grating and functioned as an electrochemical and optical D(+)-glucose sensor due to electrochemical oxidation between hybrid nanostructures and D(+)-glucose. The morphology and chemical composition of 1D Au/ZnO hybrid arrays were characterized by means of AFM, SEM, EDAX, and XPS. Electrochemical and optical sensitivities by the addition of D(+)-glucoses on 1D Au/ZnO arrays were investigated using Cyclic voltammetry and UV–vis-NIR spectra in the medical concentration ranges of 0.5, 2.0, and 8.0 mM. - Highlights: ► Zinc acetate-PVA-Au(III) composites were prepared by simply mixing zinc acetate-PVA and gold(III) chloride trihydrate. ► Hybrid 1D nanostructured Au/ZnO arrays were easily fabricated using surface relief gratings without additional process steps. ► Redox and optical sensor to detect D(+)-glucoses.

  20. On the self-assembly of TiOx into 1D NP network nanostructures

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    Here, we report for the first time a ‘ligand free’ method of designing 1D TiOx supramolecular network materials, which starts from Ti bare metal powder. Each TiOx oxidation step has been carefully investigated with different analytical techniques, including high resolution transmission electron microscopy/high resolution scanning electron microscopy (HRTEM/HRSEM), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman spectroscopy and superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) measurements. The self-assembly of TiOx nanoparticles (NPs) into 1D supramolecular nanoparticle networks is induced by the formation of mixed valent TiII,III species. The synthesis starts with etching a bare Ti surface, followed by a continuous oxidation of TiOx clusters and NPs, and it finally ends with the self-assembly into rigid 1D NPs chains. Today, such self-assembled 1D NP TiOx network materials are bridging the gap between the nanoscale and the macroscopic material world and will further provide interesting research opportunities. (fast track communication)

  1. Solvent-free porous framework resulted from 3D entanglement of 1D zigzag coordination polymer

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    2010-01-01

    A solvent-free porous metal organic framework is constructed by the 3D entanglement of 1D zigzag coordination polymeric chains. The role of solvents and the effect of reaction conditions on such unique entanglement are addressed. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

  2. A derivation of Akcasu's 'MLP' equations for 1-D particle transport in stochastic media

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    This paper presents a new derivation of Akcasu's Modified Levermore-Pomraning (MLP) model for estimating the ensemble-averaged angular flux for particle transport problems in 1-D geometrically random media. The significant new feature of the MLP equations is that, unlike the earlier Levermore-Pomraning (LP) model, the MLP equations are exact for certain classes of problems with scattering. (authors)

  3. HYDRUS-1D Modeling of an Irrigated Agricultural Plot with Application to Aquifer Recharge Estimation

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    A variety of methods are available for estimating aquifer recharge in semi-arid regions, each with advantages and disadvantages. We are investigating a procedure for estimating recharge in an irrigated basin. The method involves computing irrigation return flows based on HYDRUS-1D modeling of root z...

  4. 1-D Schr\\"odinger operators with local point interactions: a review

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    Kostenko, Aleksey; Malamud, Mark

    2013-01-01

    We review recent developments in the theory of 1-D Schr\\"odinger operators with local point interactions on a discrete set. The progress in this area was stimulated by recent advances in the extension theory of symmetric operators and in the theory of ordinary differential operators with distributional coefficients.

  5. Controlled way to prepare quasi-1D nanostructures with complex chemical composition in porous anodic alumina.

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    Lukatskaya, Maria R; Trusov, Lev A; Eliseev, Andrey A; Lukashin, Alexey V; Jansen, Martin; Kazin, Pavel E; Napolskii, Kirill S

    2011-02-28

    Herein we propose a novel approach to the preparation of quasi-1D nanostructures with various chemical compositions based on infiltration of colloidal solution into the asymmetric anodic alumina membrane. The proposed technique was successfully applied for the preparation of ordered arrays of the magnetically hard anisotropic hexaferrite nanostructures. PMID:21165480

  6. A FullingKuchment theorem for the 1D harmonic oscillator

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    We prove that there exists a pair of non-isospectral 1D semiclassical Schrdinger operators whose spectra agree up to O(h?). In particular, all their semiclassical trace invariants are the same. Our proof is based on an idea of FullingKuchment and Hadamards variational formula applied to suitable perturbations of the harmonic oscillator. (paper)

  7. Influence of lipid rafts on CD1d presentation by dendritic cells

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    Peng, Wei; Martaresche, Cecile; Escande-Beillard, Nathalie; Cédile, Oriane; Reynier-Vigouroux, Anne; Boucraut, Jose

    Our main objective was to analyze the role of lipid rafts in the activation of Valpha-14(-) and Valpha-14(+) T hybridomas by dendritic cells. We showed that activation of Valpha-14(+) hybridomas by dendritic cells or other CD1d-expressing cells was altered by disruption of lipid rafts with the...

  8. A new EEG measure using the 1D cluster variation method

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    Maren, Alianna J.; Szu, Harold H.

    2015-05-01

    A new information measure, drawing on the 1-D Cluster Variation Method (CVM), describes local pattern distributions (nearest-neighbor and next-nearest neighbor) in a binary 1-D vector in terms of a single interaction enthalpy parameter h for the specific case where the fractions of elements in each of two states are the same (x1=x2=0.5). An example application of this method would be for EEG interpretation in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), especially in the frontier of invariant biometrics based on distinctive and invariant individual responses to stimuli containing an image of a person with whom there is a strong affiliative response (e.g., to a person's grandmother). This measure is obtained by mapping EEG observed configuration variables (z1, z2, z3 for next-nearest neighbor triplets) to h using the analytic function giving h in terms of these variables at equilibrium. This mapping results in a small phase space region of resulting h values, which characterizes local pattern distributions in the source data. The 1-D vector with equal fractions of units in each of the two states can be obtained using the method for transforming natural images into a binarized equi-probability ensemble (Saremi & Sejnowski, 2014; Stephens et al., 2013). An intrinsically 2-D data configuration can be mapped to 1-D using the 1-D Peano-Hilbert space-filling curve, which has demonstrated a 20 dB lower baseline using the method compared with other approaches (cf. SPIE ICA etc. by Hsu & Szu, 2014). This CVM-based method has multiple potential applications; one near-term one is optimizing classification of the EEG signals from a COTS 1-D BCI baseball hat. This can result in a convenient 3-D lab-tethered EEG, configured in a 1-D CVM equiprobable binary vector, and potentially useful for Smartphone wireless display. Longer-range applications include interpreting neural assembly activations via high-density implanted soft, cellular-scale electrodes.

  9. Crystal orbital studies on the 1D silic-diyne nanoribbons and nanotubes

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    Zhu, Ying; Bai, Hongcun; Huang, Yuanhe

    2016-02-01

    This work presents crystal orbital studies on novel one-dimensional (1D) nanoscale materials derived from a Si-diyne sheet, based on the density functional theory. The two-dimensional (2D) Si-diyne layer is observed to be carbo-merized silicene, with a similar structure to graphdiyne. The 2D Si-diyne and its 1D ribbons and tubes, of different size and chirality, have been addressed systematically. The low dimensional Si-diyne materials studied exhibit relatively high stability, according to phonon-frequency calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. With comparable diameters, the Si-diyne tubes have lower strain energies than silicene and silicon carbide nanotubes. The Si-diyne layer and its 1D derivatives are all semiconductors, regardless of the size and chirality of the strips and tubes. In addition, the band gaps of the 1D Si-diyne nanoribbons and nanotubes with different chirality, always monotonically decrease as their sizes increases. A quantitative relationship between the band gap and the size of the ribbons and tubes was obtained. The mobility of charge carriers for the 1D Si-diyne structures was also investigated. It was found that both hole and electron mobility of the ribbons and tubes exhibit linear increase with increasing size. The electrons have greater mobility than the holes for each strip and tube. In addition, the mechanical properties of the Si-diyne nanostructures were also investigated by calculation of the Youngs modulus and the Poissons ratio.

  10. The D1-D2 region of the large subunit ribosomal DNA as barcode for ciliates.

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    Stoeck, T; Przybos, E; Dunthorn, M

    2014-05-01

    Ciliates are a major evolutionary lineage within the alveolates, which are distributed in nearly all habitats on our planet and are an essential component for ecosystem function, processes and stability. Accurate identification of these unicellular eukaryotes through, for example, microscopy or mating type reactions is reserved to few specialists. To satisfy the demand for a DNA barcode for ciliates, which meets the standard criteria for DNA barcodes defined by the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), we here evaluated the D1-D2 region of the ribosomal DNA large subunit (LSU-rDNA). Primer universality for the phylum Ciliophora was tested in silico with available database sequences as well as in the laboratory with 73 ciliate species, which represented nine of 12 ciliate classes. Primers tested in this study were successful for all tested classes. To test the ability of the D1-D2 region to resolve conspecific and congeneric sequence divergence, 63 Paramecium strains were sampled from 24 mating species. The average conspecific D1-D2 variation was 0.18%, whereas congeneric sequence divergence averaged 4.83%. In pairwise genetic distance analyses, we identified a D1-D2 sequence divergence of <0.6% as an ideal threshold to discriminate Paramecium species. Using this definition, only 3.8% of all conspecific and 3.9% of all congeneric sequence comparisons had the potential of false assignments. Neighbour-joining analyses inferred monophyly for all taxa but for two Paramecium octaurelia strains. Here, we present a protocol for easy DNA amplification of single cells and voucher deposition. In conclusion, the presented data pinpoint the D1-D2 region as an excellent candidate for an official CBOL barcode for ciliated protists. PMID:24165195

  11. Molecular, Physicochemical and Rheological Characteristics of Introgressive Triticale/Triticum monococcum ssp. monococcum Lines with Wheat 1D/1A Chromosome Substitution

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    Lidia Błaszczyk

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Three sets of hexaploid introgressive triticale lines, with Triticum monococcum ssp. monococcum (cultivated einkorn wheat genes and a bread wheat chromosome 1D substituted for chromosome 1A, and one set of secondary triticale lines were evaluated for grain and flour physicochemical and dough rheological characteristics in two generations (F7 and F8. Genomic in situ hybridization (GISH and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH confirmed the 1D/1A chromosome substitution. The presence or absence of einkorn high-molecular-weight (HMW glutenin subunits and the wheat Glu-D1d locus encoding the 5 + 10 subunits was assessed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, capillary zone electrophoresis, and allele-specific molecular markers. Significant differences were found among physicochemical properties (with the exception of the Hagberg falling number of all introgressive Triticale/T. monococcum lines and the secondary triticale lines. The wheat 1D/1A chromosome substitution also affected these properties. The results showed that in all introgressive triticale lines, the protein and gluten content, Zeleny sedimentation value, and water absorption capacity, were increased. The rheological parameters estimated using micro-farinograph, reomixer, and Kieffer dough extensibility systems also showed an appreciable increase in dough-mixing properties, maximum resistance to extension (Rmax, and dough extensibility. Introgressive Triticale/T. monococcum lines with 5 + 10 subunits have particularly favorable rheological parameters. The results obtained in this study suggest that the cultivated einkorn genome Am, in the context of hexaploid secondary triticale lines and with a wheat 1D/1A substitution, has the potential to improve gluten polymer interactions and be a valuable genetic resource for triticale quality improvement.

  12. Targeting PPM1D by lentivirus-mediated RNA interference inhibits the tumorigenicity of bladder cancer cells

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    Wang, W. [Institute of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China); Department of the Intensive Care Unit, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China); Zhu, H. [Department of the Intensive Care Unit, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China); Zhang, H.; Zhang, L. [Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China); Ding, Q.; Jiang, H. [Institute of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China); Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China)

    2014-09-23

    Protein phosphatase magnesium/manganese-dependent 1D (PPM1D) is a p53-induced phosphatase that functions as a negative regulator of stress response pathways and has oncogenic properties. However, the functional role of PPM1D in bladder cancer (BC) remains largely unknown. In the present study, lentivirus vectors carrying small hairpin RNA (shRNA) targeting PPM1D were used to explore the effects of PPM1D knockdown on BC cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. shRNA-mediated knockdown of PPM1D significantly inhibited cell growth and colony forming ability in the BC cell lines 5637 and T24. Flow cytometric analysis showed that PPM1D silencing increased the proportion of cells in the G0/G1 phase. Downregulation of PPM1D also inhibited 5637 cell tumorigenicity in nude mice. The results of the present study suggest that PPM1D plays a potentially important role in BC tumorigenicity, and lentivirus-mediated delivery of shRNA against PPM1D might be a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of BC.

  13. Targeting PPM1D by lentivirus-mediated RNA interference inhibits the tumorigenicity of bladder cancer cells

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    W., Wang; H., Zhu; H., Zhang; L., Zhang; Q., Ding; H., Jiang.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Protein phosphatase magnesium/manganese-dependent 1D (PPM1D) is a p53-induced phosphatase that functions as a negative regulator of stress response pathways and has oncogenic properties. However, the functional role of PPM1D in bladder cancer (BC) remains largely unknown. In the present study, lenti [...] virus vectors carrying small hairpin RNA (shRNA) targeting PPM1D were used to explore the effects of PPM1D knockdown on BC cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. shRNA-mediated knockdown of PPM1D significantly inhibited cell growth and colony forming ability in the BC cell lines 5637 and T24. Flow cytometric analysis showed that PPM1D silencing increased the proportion of cells in the G0/G1 phase. Downregulation of PPM1D also inhibited 5637 cell tumorigenicity in nude mice. The results of the present study suggest that PPM1D plays a potentially important role in BC tumorigenicity, and lentivirus-mediated delivery of shRNA against PPM1D might be a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of BC.

  14. Targeting PPM1D by lentivirus-mediated RNA interference inhibits the tumorigenicity of bladder cancer cells

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    Protein phosphatase magnesium/manganese-dependent 1D (PPM1D) is a p53-induced phosphatase that functions as a negative regulator of stress response pathways and has oncogenic properties. However, the functional role of PPM1D in bladder cancer (BC) remains largely unknown. In the present study, lentivirus vectors carrying small hairpin RNA (shRNA) targeting PPM1D were used to explore the effects of PPM1D knockdown on BC cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. shRNA-mediated knockdown of PPM1D significantly inhibited cell growth and colony forming ability in the BC cell lines 5637 and T24. Flow cytometric analysis showed that PPM1D silencing increased the proportion of cells in the G0/G1 phase. Downregulation of PPM1D also inhibited 5637 cell tumorigenicity in nude mice. The results of the present study suggest that PPM1D plays a potentially important role in BC tumorigenicity, and lentivirus-mediated delivery of shRNA against PPM1D might be a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of BC

  15. Localized self-heating in large arrays of 1D nanostructures

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    Monereo, O.; Illera, S.; Varea, A.; Schmidt, M.; Sauerwald, T.; Schütze, A.; Cirera, A.; Prades, J. D.

    2016-02-01

    One dimensional (1D) nanostructures offer a promising path towards highly efficient heating and temperature control in integrated microsystems. The so called self-heating effect can be used to modulate the response of solid state gas sensor devices. In this work, efficient self-heating was found to occur at random networks of nanostructured systems with similar power requirements to highly ordered systems (e.g. individual nanowires, where their thermal efficiency was attributed to the small dimensions of the objects). Infrared thermography and Raman spectroscopy were used to map the temperature profiles of films based on random arrangements of carbon nanofibers during self-heating. Both the techniques demonstrate consistently that heating concentrates in small regions, the here-called ``hot-spots''. On correlating dynamic temperature mapping with electrical measurements, we also observed that these minute hot-spots rule the resistance values observed macroscopically. A physical model of a random network of 1D resistors helped us to explain this observation. The model shows that, for a given random arrangement of 1D nanowires, current spreading through the network ends up defining a set of spots that dominate both the electrical resistance and power dissipation. Such highly localized heating explains the high power savings observed in larger nanostructured systems. This understanding opens a path to design highly efficient self-heating systems, based on random or pseudo-random distributions of 1D nanostructures.One dimensional (1D) nanostructures offer a promising path towards highly efficient heating and temperature control in integrated microsystems. The so called self-heating effect can be used to modulate the response of solid state gas sensor devices. In this work, efficient self-heating was found to occur at random networks of nanostructured systems with similar power requirements to highly ordered systems (e.g. individual nanowires, where their thermal efficiency was attributed to the small dimensions of the objects). Infrared thermography and Raman spectroscopy were used to map the temperature profiles of films based on random arrangements of carbon nanofibers during self-heating. Both the techniques demonstrate consistently that heating concentrates in small regions, the here-called ``hot-spots''. On correlating dynamic temperature mapping with electrical measurements, we also observed that these minute hot-spots rule the resistance values observed macroscopically. A physical model of a random network of 1D resistors helped us to explain this observation. The model shows that, for a given random arrangement of 1D nanowires, current spreading through the network ends up defining a set of spots that dominate both the electrical resistance and power dissipation. Such highly localized heating explains the high power savings observed in larger nanostructured systems. This understanding opens a path to design highly efficient self-heating systems, based on random or pseudo-random distributions of 1D nanostructures. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: (i) Experimental procedures and the electrical model used in this work. (ii) MPEG file showing the thermography recording of a heating sequence consisting of five steps: room temperature (RT, 25 °C), 100 °C driven by a heater, RT again, 100 °C driven by self-heating (self-heating nominal temperature, taking the resistance signal as in ref. 34) and RT again. The evolution of the temperature distribution histogram, the maximum, average and minimum temperature recorded and its corresponding CNFs film electrical signal. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr07158e

  16. Membranes having aligned 1-D nanoparticles in a matrix layer for improved fluid separation

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    Revanur, Ravindra; Lulevich, Valentin; Roh, Il Juhn; Klare, Jennifer E.; Kim, Sangil; Noy, Aleksandr; Bakajin, Olgica

    2015-12-22

    Membranes for fluid separation are disclosed. These membranes have a matrix layer sandwiched between an active layer and a porous support layer. The matrix layer includes 1-D nanoparticles that are vertically aligned in a porous polymer matrix, and which substantially extend through the matrix layer. The active layer provides species-specific transport, while the support layer provides mechanical support. A matrix layer of this type has favorable surface morphology for forming the active layer. Furthermore, the pores that form in the matrix layer tend to be smaller and more evenly distributed as a result of the presence of aligned 1-D nanoparticles. Improved performance of separation membranes of this type is attributed to these effects.

  17. FPGA Implementation of Efficient VLSI Architecture for Fixed Point 1-D DWT Using Lifting Scheme

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    Durga Sowjanya

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a scheme for the design of area efficient and high speed pipeline VLSI architecture for the computation of fixed point 1-d discrete wavelet transform using lifting scheme is proposed. The main focus of the scheme is to reduce the number and period of clock cycles and efficient area with little or no overhead on hardware resources. The fixed point representation requires less hardware resources compared with floating point representation. The pipelining architecture speeds up the clock rate of DWT and reduced bit precision reduces the area required for implementation. The architecture has been coded in verilog HDL on Xilinx platform and the target FPGA device used is Virtex-II Pro family, XC2VP7-7board. The proposed scheme requires the least computing time for fixed point 1-D DWT and achieves theless area for implementation, compared with other architectures. So this architecture is realizable for real time processing of DWT computation applications.

  18. Hyperfine structures of the nd 1D(n = 3 - 8) states of 3He I

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    We have used the beam-foil quantum beat method to measure the hyperfine structure separations F = 3/2 - 5/2 of the 1snd 1D states (n = 3 - 8) of 3He I. We observed the single frequency modulated decay curves of the 1s2p 1P - 1snd 1D transitions for times after excitation up to 50 ns, corresponding to 4 to 5 modulation periods. The frequencies obtained (with a precision of 2 to 5%) are compared with other experiments and theory. The frequencies are determined mainly by the singlet-triplet energy separations and mixing factors for the He I D-states. The results agree with the same parameters obtained from other recent level-crossing measurements in strong magnetic field mixing of the singlet-triplet states

  19. 1D to 3D Crossover of a Spin-Imbalanced Fermi Gas

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    Revelle, Melissa C; Olsen, Ben A; Hulet, Randall G

    2016-01-01

    We have characterized the one-dimensional (1D) to three-dimensional (3D) crossover of a two-component spin-imbalanced Fermi gas of 6-lithium atoms in a 2D optical lattice by varying the lattice tunneling and the interactions. The gas phase separates, and we detect the phase boundaries using in situ imaging of the inhomogeneous density profiles. The locations of the phases are inverted in 1D as compared to 3D, thus providing a clear signature of the crossover. By scaling the tunneling rate with respect to the pair binding energy, we observe a collapse of the data to a universal crossover point at a scaled tunneling value of 0.016(1).

  20. Constraint on the 1D earth model near core-mantle boundary by free core nutation

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    Huang, Chengli; Zhang, Mian

    2015-04-01

    Free core nutation (FCN) is a normal mode of the rotating earth with fluid outer core (FOC). Its period depends on the physics of the mantle and FOC, especially the parameters near core-mantle boundary (CMB), like the density and elastic (Lame) parameters. FCN period can be determined very accurately by VLBI and superconductive tidal gravimetry, but the theoretical calculation results of FCN period from traditional approaches and 1D earth model (like PREM) deviate significantly from the accurate observation. Meanwhile, the influence of the uncertainty of a given earth model on nutation has never been studied before. In this work, a numerical experiment is presented to check this problem, and we want to see whether FCN can provide a constraint on the construction of a 1D earth model, especially on the gradient of material density near CMB.

  1. Static sign language recognition using 1D descriptors and neural networks

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    Solís, José F.; Toxqui, Carina; Padilla, Alfonso; Santiago, César

    2012-10-01

    A frame work for static sign language recognition using descriptors which represents 2D images in 1D data and artificial neural networks is presented in this work. The 1D descriptors were computed by two methods, first one consists in a correlation rotational operator.1 and second is based on contour analysis of hand shape. One of the main problems in sign language recognition is segmentation; most of papers report a special color in gloves or background for hand shape analysis. In order to avoid the use of gloves or special clothing, a thermal imaging camera was used to capture images. Static signs were picked up from 1 to 9 digits of American Sign Language, a multilayer perceptron reached 100% recognition with cross-validation.

  2. 1-D seismic velocity model and hypocenter relocation using double difference method around West Papua region

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    West Papua region has fairly high of seismicity activities due to tectonic setting and many inland faults. In addition, the region has a unique and complex tectonic conditions and this situation lead to high potency of seismic hazard in the region. The precise earthquake hypocenter location is very important, which could provide high quality of earthquake parameter information and the subsurface structure in this region to the society. We conducted 1-D P-wave velocity using earthquake data catalog from BMKG for April, 2009 up to March, 2014 around West Papua region. The obtained 1-D seismic velocity then was used as input for improving hypocenter location using double-difference method. The relocated hypocenter location shows fairly clearly the pattern of intraslab earthquake beneath New Guinea Trench (NGT). The relocated hypocenters related to the inland fault are also observed more focus in location around the fault

  3. Regulation of Translation Factor EEF1D Gene Function by Alternative Splicing

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    Taku Kaitsuka

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Alternative splicing is an exquisite mechanism that allows one coding gene to have multiple functions. The alternative splicing machinery is necessary for proper development, differentiation and stress responses in a variety of organisms, and disruption of this machinery is often implicated in human diseases. Previously, we discovered a long form of eukaryotic elongation factor 1B? (eEF1B?; this long-form eEF1B? results from alternative splicing of EEF1D transcripts and regulates the cellular stress response by transcriptional activation, not translational enhancement, of heat-shock responsive genes. In this review, we discuss the molecular function of EEF1D alternative splicing products and the estimated implication of human diseases.

  4. A finite element solver and energy stable coupling for 3D and 1D fluid models

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    Dobroserdova, Tatiana K

    2013-01-01

    The paper develops a solver based on conforming finite element method (FEM) for a 3D--1D coupled incompressible flow problem. New coupling conditions are introduced to ensure a suitable bound for the cumulative energy of the model. We study the stability and the accuracy of the discretization method and the performance of some state-of-the-art linear algebraic solvers for such flow configurations. Motivated by the simulation of the flow over inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, we consider the coupling of a 1D fluid model and a 3D fluid model posed in a domain with anisotropic inclusions. The relevance of our approach to realistic cardiovascular simulations is demonstrated by computing a blood flow over a model IVC filter.

  5. From 0D to 1D modeling of tubular solid oxide fuel cell

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    An analysis of tubular solid oxide fuel cell fuelled with humidified hydrogen is presented in the paper. Numerical calculations have been performed by means of 0D and 1D levels of the electrical current density vector prediction together with 3D level of continuity, momentum, energy and species transport modeling. It has been shown that constant current density assumption throughout the fuel cell, as in 0D model, gives some overestimation of voltage, power and temperature in comparison with 1D model. However, obtained characteristics are similar for both cases. Additionally, an influence of discretization segments number on the model prediction has been analyzed. The local changes of current density along the fuel cell tube are also presented. It is shown that for increasing values of average current density throughout the cell, relevant local values of current density decrease linearly with tube length.

  6. Two canonical conjugate pairs at the horizon of a D 1 D 5 black hole

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    Hadad, Merav; Rosenblum, Levy

    2015-12-01

    The Euclidean opening angle at the r -tE surface, ?r -tE at the horizon of a black hole, is canonically conjugate to the black hole entropy. We prove that for a D 1 D 5 black hole there exists in addition to this pair, another canonical pair: the opening angle at the r -y surface, ?r -y, and a Wald-like term SW r -y. This leads to an uncertainty at ?r -y which suggests that the surface r -y is actually a superposition of surfaces with different conical singularities. This corresponds to the same type of singularities obtained by string theory excitations of a D 1 D 5 black hole.

  7. Experimental validation of Villain's conjecture about magnetic ordering in quasi-1D helimagnets

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    Cinti, F., E-mail: fabio.cinti@fi.infn.i [CNISM and Department of Physics, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); CNR-INFM S3 National Research Center, I-41100 Modena (Italy); Rettori, A. [CNISM and Department of Physics, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); CNR-INFM S3 National Research Center, I-41100 Modena (Italy); Pini, M.G. [ISC-CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Mariani, M.; Micotti, E. [Department of Physics A. Volta and CNR-INFM, University of Pavia, Via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia (Italy); Lascialfari, A. [Department of Physics A. Volta and CNR-INFM, University of Pavia, Via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia (Italy); Institute of General Physiology and Biological Chemistry, University of Milano, Via Trentacoste 2, I-20134 Milano (Italy); CNR-INFM S3 National Research Center, I-41100 Modena (Italy); Papinutto, N. [CIMeC, University of Trento, Via delle Regole, 101 38060 Mattarello (Italy); Department of Physics A. Volta and CNR-INFM, University of Pavia, Via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia (Italy); Amato, A. [Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villingen PSI (Switzerland); Caneschi, A.; Gatteschi, D. [INSTM R.U. Firenze and Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Affronte, M. [CNR-INFM S3 National Research Center, I-41100 Modena (Italy); Department of Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Via Campi 213/A, I-41100 Modena (Italy)

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    Low-temperature magnetic susceptibility, zero-field muon spin resonance and specific heat measurements have been performed in the quasi-one-dimensional (1D) molecular helimagnetic compound Gd(hfac){sub 3}NITEt. The specific heat presents two anomalies at T{sub 0}=2.19(2)K and T{sub N}=1.88(2)K, while susceptibility and zero-field muon spin resonance show anomalies only at T{sub N}=1.88(2)K. The results suggest an experimental validation of Villain's conjecture of a two-step magnetic ordering in quasi-1D XY helimagnets: the paramagnetic phase and the helical spin solid phases are separated by a chiral spin liquid, where translational invariance is broken without violation of rotational invariance.

  8. Verification and comparison of four numerical schemes for a 1D viscoelastic blood flow model.

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    Wang, Xiaofei; Fullana, Jose-Maria; Lagrée, Pierre-Yves

    2015-01-01

    A reliable and fast numerical scheme is crucial for the 1D simulation of blood flow in compliant vessels. In this paper, a 1D blood flow model is incorporated with a Kelvin-Voigt viscoelastic arterial wall. This leads to a nonlinear hyperbolic-parabolic system, which is then solved with four numerical schemes, namely: MacCormack, Taylor-Galerkin, monotonic upwind scheme for conservation law and local discontinuous Galerkin. The numerical schemes are tested on a single vessel, a simple bifurcation and a network with 55 arteries. The numerical solutions are checked favorably against analytical, semi-analytical solutions or clinical observations. Among the numerical schemes, comparisons are made in four important aspects: accuracy, ability to capture shock-like phenomena, computational speed and implementation complexity. The suitable conditions for the application of each scheme are discussed. PMID:25145651

  9. Assessment of core thermo-hydrodynamic models of REFLA-1D with CCTF data

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    In order to assess the core thermo-hydrodynamic models of REFLA-1D/MODE3, which is the latest version of REFLA-1D, several calculations of the core thermo-hydrodynamics have been performed for the CCTF Core-I series tests. The measured initial and boundary conditions were used for these calculations. The calculational results showed that the water accumulation model of Case 2 could predict the CCTF results fairly well as it could for the JAERI small scale facility. The calculated results for the base case and the EM tests were in good agreement with the CCTF data. The parameter effects, such as system pressure, initial clad temperature, Acc injection rate, LPCI injection rate and initial down-comer wall temperature, were predicted correctly, except for the high system pressure and the high LPCI injection rate tests. (author)

  10. 1-D seismic velocity model and hypocenter relocation using double difference method around West Papua region

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    Sabtaji, Agung, E-mail: sabtaji.agung@gmail.com, E-mail: agung.sabtaji@bmkg.go.id [Study Program of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciencies and Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Indonesia’s Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Region V, Jayapura 1572 (Indonesia); Nugraha, Andri Dian, E-mail: nugraha@gf.itb.ac.id [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2015-04-24

    West Papua region has fairly high of seismicity activities due to tectonic setting and many inland faults. In addition, the region has a unique and complex tectonic conditions and this situation lead to high potency of seismic hazard in the region. The precise earthquake hypocenter location is very important, which could provide high quality of earthquake parameter information and the subsurface structure in this region to the society. We conducted 1-D P-wave velocity using earthquake data catalog from BMKG for April, 2009 up to March, 2014 around West Papua region. The obtained 1-D seismic velocity then was used as input for improving hypocenter location using double-difference method. The relocated hypocenter location shows fairly clearly the pattern of intraslab earthquake beneath New Guinea Trench (NGT). The relocated hypocenters related to the inland fault are also observed more focus in location around the fault.

  11. The structure and electronic properties of copper iodide 1D nanocrystals within single walled carbon nanotubes

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    Copper iodide one-dimensional nanocrystals within single walled carbon nanotubes (1D CuI@SWCNTs), i.e. meta-nanotubes [1], were investigated by high resolution electron microscopy (HRTEM). In meta-nanotubes of diameter Dm = 1.3-1.4 nm produced by arc-discharge (AD) method close-packed hexagonal or deformed cubic 1D crystal anion sublattices were observed with cations in octahedral or tetrahedral positions. These two sublattices reversibly transform to one another. In catalysed chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) meta-nanotubes of diameters Dm = 1.5-2.0 nm cubic anion sublattices are formed. For diameters ?2.0 nm three-dimensional (3D) crystallization is observed

  12. Multi-centered D1-D5 solutions at finite B-moduli

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    We study the fate of two-centered D1-D5 systems on T4 away from the singular supergravity point in the moduli space. We do this by considering a background D1-D5 black hole with a self-dual B-field moduli turned on and treating the second center in the probe limit in this background. We find that in general marginal bound states at zero moduli become metastable at finite B-moduli, demonstrating a breaking of supersymmetry. However, we also find evidence that when the charges of both centers are comparable, the effects of supersymmetry breaking become negligible. We show that this effect is independent of string coupling and thus it should be possible to reproduce this in the CFT at weak coupling. We comment on the implications for the fuzzball proposal

  13. Riemann-Hadamard method for solving a (2+1)-D problem for degenerate hyperbolic equation

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    Nikolov, Aleksey; Popivanov, Nedyu

    2015-11-01

    We consider a (2+1)-D boundary value problem for degenerate hyperbolic equation, which is closely connected with transonic fluid dynamics. This problem was introduced by Protter in 1954 as a multi-dimensional analogue of the Darboux problem in the plain, which is known to be well-posed. However the (2+1)-D problem is overdetermined with infinitely many conditions necessary for its classical solvability and there exist generalized solutions of this problem with strong singularities. Last years we study the exact asymptotic behavior of such singular solutions. We offer a Riemann-Hadamard method for solving the problem instead of the used until now method of successive approximations for solving an equivalent integral equation. As result, we obtain a more convenient representation of the singular solutions giving more precise results in our investigation.

  14. ZnO 1-D nanostructures: Low temperature synthesis and characterizations

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    Apurba Dev; S Chaudhuri; B N Dev

    2008-06-01

    ZnO is one of the most important semiconductors having a wide variety of applications in photonic, field emission and sensing devices. In addition, it exhibits a wide variety of morphologies in the nano regime that can be grown by tuning the growth habit of the ZnO crystal. Among various nanostructures, oriented 1-D nanoforms are particularly important for applications such as UV laser, sensors, UV LED, field emission displays, piezoelectric nanogenerator etc. We have developed a soft chemical approach to fabricate well-aligned arrays of various 1-D nanoforms like nanonails, nanowires and nanorods. The microstructural and photoluminescence properties of all the structures were investigated and tuned by varying the synthesis parameters. Field emission study from the aligned nanorod arrays exhibited high current density and a low turn-on field. These arrays also exhibited very strong UV emission and week defect emission. These structures can be utilized to fabricate efficient UV LEDs.

  15. Mapping temporal extent of Chiang Mai floods using coupled 1-D and quasi 2-D floodplain inundation models

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    Kowit Boonrawd

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A coupling of a 1-D flood routing model and quasi 2-D floodplain inundation model is applied for mapping spacetime flood extent. The routing model is formulated based on a non-linear storage-discharge relationship which is converted from an observed and synthetic rating curve. To draw the rating curve, required parameters for each reaches are estimated from hydraulic properties, floodplain geometry and vegetation and building cover of compound channels. The shape of the floodplain is defined by using fitting exercise based on the reverse approach between past and simulated inundation flood extent, to solve the current problem of inadequate topographic input data for floodplain. Mapping of daily flood can be generated relying on flat water levels. The quasi 2-D raster model is tested and applied to generate more realistic water surface and is used to estimate flood extent. The model is applied to the floodplains of Chiang Mai, north of Thailand and used to estimate a time series of hourly flood maps. Extending from daily to hourly flood extent, mapping development provides more details of flood inundation extent and depth.

  16. Self Configuring Routing and 802.1D Bridging Bridge with automatic hierarchical local MAC addresses.

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    Azcorra Saloña, Arturo

    2008-01-01

    UCIII offers the first hierarchical routing protocol on layer two using self configured standard local MAC addresses. Makes Ethernet networks scalable without encapsulation. Compatible and self configurable within IEEE 802.1D standard bridges through a combined spanning tree protocol. Simple application of Up/Down routing and Distance Vector principles, enhanced Turn Prohibition mechanisms that allow last turn to destination branch to be permitted. Partner sought: big/small switch manufacturers

  17. Development of a new 1D urban canopy model: coherences between surface parameterizations

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    BLOND, Nadge; Mauree, Dasaraden; Kohler, Manon; Clappier, Alain

    2015-01-01

    A 1-D Canopy Interface Model (CIM) was developed in order to better simulate the effect of urban obstacles on the atmosphere in the boundary layer. The model solves the Navier-Stokes equations on a high-resolved gridded vertical column. The effect of the surface is simulated testing a set of theories and urban parameterizations. The final proposition guarantees its coherence with past theories in any atmospheric stability and terrain configuration. Obstacle characteristics are computed using...

  18. Uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitate ligand: Unique 1D channel structures and diverse fluorescence

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    Three new coordination polymers of uranium(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H4btca) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. (ED)[(UO2)(btca)]·(DMSO)·3H2O (1) (ED=ethylenediammonium; DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) has a lamellar structure with intercalation of ED and DMSO. (NH4)2[(UO2)6O2(OH)6(btca)]·~6H2O (2) has a 3D framework built from 7-fold coordinated uranyl trinuclear units and btca ligands with 1D diamond-shaped channels (~8.5 Å×~8.6 Å). [(UO2)2(H2O)(btca)]·4H2O (3) has a 3D network constructed by two types of 7-fold coordinated uranium polyhedron. The unique μ5-coordination mode of btca in 3 enables the formation of 1D olive-shaped large channels (~4.5 Å×~19 Å). Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and fluorescence properties have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Table of content: three new uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitic acid (H4btca) have been synthesized via room temperature and hydrothermal synthesis methods, and structurally characterized. Two to three dimensional (3D) frameworks are revealed. All 3D frameworks have unique 1D large channels. Their vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and photoluminescence properties have been investigated. - Highlights: • Three new coordination polymers of U(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H4btca). • Structures from a 2D layer to 3D frameworks with unique 1D channels. • Unusual µ5-(η1:η2:η1:η2:η1) coordination mode of btca ligand. • Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and luminescent properties reported

  19. INFIL1D: a quasi-analytical model for simulating one-dimensional, constant flux infiltration

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    The program INFIL1D is designed to calculate approximate wetting-front advance into an unsaturated, uniformly moist, homogeneous soil profile, under constant surface-flux conditions. The code is based on a quasi-analytical method, which utilizes an assumed invariant functional relationship between reduced (normalized) flux and water content. The code uses general hydraulic property data in tabular form to simulate constant surface-flux infiltration. 10 references, 4 figures

  20. Off-shell ''N=1 D=6'' and ''conformal N=2 D=4'' supergravity theories

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    The superspace torsions constraints are imposed and a solution of the Bianchi identities in terms of superfields and their covariant derivatives is given. The component fields, their supersymmetry transformation are show and a Lagrangian which couples supergravity and a matter multiplet is exhibited. Finally it is shown that after dimensional reduction the N=1 D=6 off-shell supergravity theory yields the N=2 D=4 off-shell conformal supergravity theory. (Author)

  1. Scattering coefficients and gray-body factor for 1D BEC acoustic black holes: exact results

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    Fabbri, Alessandro; Anderson, Paul R

    2015-01-01

    A complete set of exact analytic solutions to the mode equation are found in the region exterior to the acoustic horizon for a class of 1D Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) acoustic black holes. From these, analytic expressions for the scattering coefficients and gray-body factor are obtained. The results are used to verify previous predictions regarding the behaviors of the scattering coefficients and gray-body factor in the low frequency limit.

  2. Scattering coefficients and gray-body factor for 1D BEC acoustic black holes: Exact results

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    Fabbri, Alessandro; Balbinot, Roberto; Anderson, Paul R.

    2016-03-01

    A complete set of exact analytic solutions to the mode equation is found in the region exterior to the acoustic horizon for a class of 1D Bose-Einstein condensate acoustic black holes. From these, analytic expressions for the scattering coefficients and gray-body factor are obtained. The results are used to verify previous predictions regarding the behaviors of the scattering coefficients and gray-body factor in the low-frequency limit.

  3. 2D/1D approximations to the 3D neutron transport equation. II: Numerical comparisons

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    In a companion paper [1], (i) several new '2D/1D equations' are introduced as accurate approximations to the 3D Boltzmann transport equation, (ii) the simplest of these approximate equations is systematically discretized, and (iii) a theoretically stable iteration scheme is developed to solve the discrete equations. In this paper, numerical results are presented that confirm the theoretical predictions made in [1]. (authors)

  4. A Fulling-Kuchment theorem for the 1D harmonic oscillator

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    Guillemin, Victor

    2011-01-01

    We prove that there exists a pair of "non-isospectral" 1D semiclassical Schr\\"odinger operators whose spectra agree modulo h^\\infty. In particular, all their semiclassical trace invariants are the same. Our proof is based on an idea of Fulling-Kuchment and Hadamard's variational formula applied to suitable perturbations of the harmonic oscillator. Keywords: Inverse spectral problems, semiclassical Schr\\"odinger operators, trace invariants, Hadamard's variational formula, harmonic oscillator, Penrose mushroom, Sturm-Liouville theory.

  5. Axial transport solvers for the 2D/1D scheme in MPACT

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    The MPACT code being developed collaboratively at the University of Michigan (UM) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides users with a variety of deterministic methods for solving the 2D and 3D Boltzmann transport equation. One of these methods, the 2D/1D technique, decomposes 3D problems into a 1D axial stack of 2D radial planes. In this scheme, the 2D planes are typically solved using a method such as the Method of Characteristics (MOC) to preserve the geometric heterogeneity in the radial direction. These planes are incorporated into a 1D axial solver, which can use a variety of methods. This work demonstrates the use of the traditional nodal methods for solving the 1D axial problem (finite difference, NEM, SANM, SP3), but also introduces a discrete ordinates (Sn) solver which uses up to cubic Legendre expansion spatially and can also incorporate higher order angular distributions of the radial transverse leakage. Several test cases are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of the solvers for various axial sizes. The first three are the 3D-C5G7 extension benchmark cases. The fourth case is a single quarter assembly benchmark problem with explicit nozzle, plenum, and core plate modelling known as AMA Problem 3. The final case is a quarter core benchmark problem that is an extension of the quarter assembly problem known as AMA Problem 5. In general, the diffusion-based axial solvers perform very well, though higher-order solvers provide some benefit in more difficult problems, particularly rodded cases. (author)

  6. On the gravitational stability of D1-D5-P black holes

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    We examine the stability of the nonextremal D1-D5-P black hole solutions. In particular, we look for the appearance of a superradiant instability for the spinning black holes but we find no evidence of such an instability. We compare this situation with that for the smooth soliton geometries, which were recently observed to suffer from an ergoregion instability, and consider the implications for the fuzzball proposal

  7. Insulin stimulation regulates AS160 and TBC1D1 phosphorylation sites in human skeletal muscle

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    Middelbeek, R J W; Chambers, M A; Tantiwong, P; Treebak, Jonas Thue; An, D; Hirshman, M F; Musi, N; Goodyear, L J

    2013-01-01

    Individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are typically insulin resistant, exhibiting impaired skeletal muscle glucose uptake. Animal and cell culture experiments have shown that site-specific phosphorylation of the Rab-GTPase-activating proteins AS160 and TBC1D1 is critical for GLUT4 tr...... translocation facilitating glucose uptake, but their regulation in human skeletal muscle is not well understood....

  8. Compactifications of N=1, D=10 supergravity to 2 and 3 dimensions

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    Utilizing Killing spinors on spheres we show that N=1, D=10 supergravity admits compactifications to d=2 and 3, which are AdS3 x S7, AdS3 x S1 x S6, AdS3 x S1 x S3, AdS2 x S8, AdS2 x SU(3). In all these solutions the Yang-Mills field configuration is non-vanishing, and supersymmetry is broken. (orig.)

  9. MNM1D: A Numerical Code for Colloid Transport in Porous Media: Implementation and Validation

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    Tiziana Tosco

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Understanding the mechanisms that control the transport and fate of colloidal particles in subsurface environments is a crucial issue faced by several researchers in the last years. In many cases, natural colloids have been shown to play a major role in the spreading of strongly sorbing contaminants, while manufactured micro-and nanoparticles, which are nowadays widely spread in the subsurface, can be toxic themselves. On the other hand, in recent years studies have been addressed to the use of highly reactive micro-and nanoparticle suspensions for the remediation of contaminated aquifers. Provide the set of partial-differential model equations and its numerical solution for the colloid transport under transient hydrochemical conditions, that have been previously shown to be extremely important in micro-and nanoparticle transport in porous media. Approach: This study presented a novel colloid transport model, called MNM1D (Micro-and Nanoparticle transport Model in porous media in 1D geometry, able to simulate the colloid behavior in porous media in the presence of both constant and transient hydrochemical parameters (namely ionic strength. The model accounts for attachment and detachment phenomena, that can be modeled with one or two linear and/or langmuirian interaction sites. The governing equations were solved using a finite-differences approach, herein presented and discussed in details. Results: Both qualitative and quantitative comparisons with results of well-established colloid transport models, based both on analytical and numerical solutions of the colloid transport equation, were performed. The MNM1D results were found to be in good agreement with these solutions. Conclusion: The shown good agreement between MNM1D and the other models indicated that this code can represent in the future a useful tool for the simulation of colloidal transport in groundwater under transient hydrochemical conditions.

  10. Influence of Underhood Flow on Engine Cooling Using 1-D And 3-D Approach

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    Bolehovsk Ond?ej; Novotn Jan

    2015-01-01

    This work deals with numerical simulation of complete cooling system of internal combustion engine (GT-SUITE), which also involves the simulation of flow in underhood using the computationally undemanding simulation. A detailed model of the internal combustion engine is extended to a cooling circuit model which is then coupled to a simplified underhood model which is created with the help of GT-COOL application as a 3-D model and afterwards transferred to a 1-D form. The approaches, one using...

  11. Universality for SU(2) Yang-Mills Theory in (2+1)D

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    Hamer, C. J.; Sheppeard, M.; Weihong, Zheng; Schutte, D.

    1995-01-01

    The Green's Function Monte Carlo method of Chin et al is applied to SU(2) Yang-Mills theory in (2+1)D. Accurate measurements are obtained for the ground-state energy and mean plaquette value, and for various Wilson loops. The results are compared with series expansions and coupled cluster estimates, and with the Euclidean Monte Carlo results of Teper. A striking demonstration of universality between the Hamiltonian and Euclidean formulations is obtained.

  12. Quantum Cosmological Relational Model of Shape and Scale in 1-d

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    Anderson, Edward

    2010-01-01

    Relational particle models are useful toy models for quantum cosmology and the problem of time in quantum general relativity. This paper shows how to extend existing work on concrete examples of relational particle models in 1-d to include a notion of scale. This is useful as regards forming a tight analogy with quantum cosmology and the emergent semiclassical time and hidden time approaches to the problem of time. This paper shows furthermore that the correspondence between relational partic...

  13. A systematic comparison between 1-D and 3-D hemodynamics in compliant arterial models

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    Xiao, Nan; Alastruey, Jordi; Alberto Figueroa, C.

    2014-01-01

    We present a systematic comparison of computational hemodynamics in arteries between a one-dimensional (1-D) and a three-dimensional (3-D) formulation with deformable vessel walls. The simulations were performed using a series of idealized compliant arterial models representing the common carotid artery, thoracic aorta, aortic bifurcation, and full aorta from the arch to the iliac bifurcation. The formulations share identical inflow and outflow boundary conditions and have compatible material...

  14. Prediction of car cabin environment by means of 1D and 3D cabin model

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    Jícha M.; Pokorný J.; Fišer J.

    2012-01-01

    Thermal comfort and also reduction of energy requirements of air-conditioning system in vehicle cabins are currently very intensively investigated and up-to-date issues. The article deals with two approaches of modelling of car cabin environment; the first model was created in simulation language Modelica (typical 1D approach without cabin geometry) and the second one was created in specialized software Theseus-FE (3D approach with cabin geometry). Performance and capabilities of this t...

  15. Partial decay rates of driven 1D eZe helium

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    Heitz, Nicolai; Zimmermann, Klaus; Joerder, Felix; Rodriguez, Alberto; Buchleitner, Andreas [Physikalisches Institut der Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Hermann-Herder-Strasse 3, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)

    2014-07-01

    We study the photoionization process of doubly excited states of 1D helium in the eZe configuration, with full account of the Coulomb singularities as well as of the atomic continuum structure. In order to distinguish pronounced autoionization processes induced by the electron-electron interaction from bona fide photoionization, we implement a variant of complex dilation, which is capable of assessing partial decay channels.

  16. Finite difference approximation of control via the potential in a 1-D Schrodinger equation

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    K. Kime

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available We consider the problem of steering given initial data to given terminal data via a time-dependent potential, the control, in a 1-D Schrodinger equation. We determine a condition for existence of a transferring potential within our approximation. Using Maple, we give equations for the control and also examples in which the potential is restricted to be centralized and to be a step potential.

  17. Scaling Exponent for Coarsening in a 1D q-state system

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    Gopinathan, A

    1998-01-01

    An exponent $\\beta$ which characterises non-equilibrium coarsening processes is calculated in a deterministic solvable model of coarsening for a 1D q-state Potts system. We study how the fraction of sites P which have never changed their state, scale with the characteristic domain length $$. $\\beta$ is defined by P \\sim $^{\\beta -1}$. We propose a new model of coarsening that prevents correlations from developing between domains thereby ensuring tractability and an exact result for any q.

  18. Piezo-semiconductive quasi-1D nanodevices with or without anti-symmetry.

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    Araneo, Rodolfo; Lovat, Giampiero; Burghignoli, Paolo; Falconi, Christian

    2012-09-01

    The piezopotential in floating, homogeneous, quasi-1D piezo-semiconductive nanostructures under axial stress is an anti-symmetric (i.e., odd) function of force. Here, after introducing piezo-nano-devices with floating electrodes for maximum piezo-potential, we show that breaking the anti-symmetric nature of the piezopotential-force relation, for instance by using conical nanowires, can lead to better nanogenerators, piezotronic and piezophototronic devices. PMID:22544730

  19. Raman scattering on DWCNT filled with 1D CdSe nanowire

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    E. Belandria

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudio el espectro Raman no polarizado a temperatura ambiente de los modos radiales y tangenciales de nanotubos de carbono de doble pared rellenos del semiconductor CdSe nanocristalino 1D, excitado con 514.5 nm. En la region de bajo numero de onda observamos varios fonones que corresponden a los modos radiales de los tubos internos y externos, los fonones opticos confinados LO y TO y fonones opticos superficiales del nanoalambre de CdSe.

  20. Local source tomography for Vrancea (Romania) region: minimum 1D model

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    The Vrancea zone is characterized by a narrow, vertical focal volume of intense and persistent seismicity in the depth range of 60-220 km. The processes associated with the Vrancea earthquakes outline a final stage of continental subduction with plate detachment, still far from being understood. Our main purpose is to perform local earthquake tomography to image crustal structures in Vrancea and adjacent regions as initial reference model in 3 D tomography. The study includes updating of the existing catalogues of seismic parameter data, calculation of a minimum 1D model and correlation with the existing controlled-source data. The model is determined by a trial-and-error process, with internal non-linear (iterative) inversion procedure (program VELEST). The average velocity model parameters are obtained by minimizing the standard deviations of the travel time residuals. The P-wave travel times for 500 well-locatable events are used, merging travel time data recorded by two separate independent seismic networks: the Romanian telemetered network (17 vertical-component S-13 seismometers) and the digital accelerometers network (30 three-component K2 instruments) installed in 1996 within the joint Romanian-German cooperation programme CRC 461. Since the two networks largely overlap geographically, we calculate a common minimum 1D model that guarantees a uniform location quality and uniform phase identification for the two networks. Absolute mislocation errors for the combined networks using the minimum 1D model are calculated using quarry blast data obtained during the VRANCEA99 refraction experiment deployed in 1999 in Romania as a contribution to the CRC 461 programme. The resulted minimum 1D model and station corrections are used to relocate all the considered events and to improve the consistency in the phase identification. The station corrections obtained are correlated with the lateral velocity variations in the surface geology of the region. This paper is a preliminary contribution to the future seismic tomography study in the framework of the CALIXTO'99 project. (authors)

  1. Quantum Integrable 1D anyonic Models: Construction through Braided Yang-Baxter Equation

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    Anjan Kundu

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Applying braided Yang-Baxter equation quantum integrable and Bethe ansatz solvable 1D anyonic lattice and field models are constructed. Along with known models we discover novel lattice anyonic and q-anyonic models as well as nonlinear Schrdinger equation (NLS and the derivative NLS quantum field models involving anyonic operators, N-particle sectors of which yield the well known anyon gases, interacting through ? and derivative ?-function potentials.

  2. Propagation of chaos for the Vlasov-Poisson-Fokker-Planck system in 1D

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    Hauray, Maxime; Salem, Samir

    2015-01-01

    We consider a particle system in 1D, interacting via repulsive or attractive Coulomb forces. We prove the trajectorial propagation of molecular chaos towards a nonlinear SDE associated to the Vlasov-Poisson-Fokker-Planck equation. We obtain a quantitative estimate of convergence in expectation, with an optimal convergence rate of order $N^{-1/2}$. We also prove some exponential concentration inequalities of the associated empirical measures. A key argument is a weak-strong stability estimate ...

  3. Non-generic blow-up solutions for the critical focusing NLS in 1-D

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    Krieger, Joachim; Schlag, W.

    2009-01-01

    We consider the L-2-critical focusing non-linear Schrodinger equation in 1 + 1d. We demonstrate the existence of a large set of initial data close to the ground state soliton resulting in the pseudo-conformal type blow-up behavior. More specifically, we prove a version of a conjecture of Perelman, establishing the existence of a codimension one stable blow-up manifold in the measurable category.

  4. Calibrating pollutant dispersion in 1-D hydraulic models of river networks

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    Launay, M.; Le Coz, J.; Camenen, B.; Walter, C.; Angot, H.; DRAMAIS, G.; Faure, J.B.; Coquery, M.

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this article is to investigate the major issues associated with the calibration of the pollutant dispersion in 1-D hydraulic models applied to river networks, especially large, complex, artificialized ones where ecological and socio-economical threats are important. Such issues are illustrated and discussed using the results of five fluorescent tracer experiments conducted in contrasted open-channel systems, ranging from a simple trapezoidal canal to a more complex r...

  5. Asynchronous Parallel Computing Algorithm implemented in 1D Heat Equation with CUDA

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    Lee, Kooktae; Bhattacharya, Raktim

    2015-01-01

    In this note, we present the stability as well as performance analysis of asynchronous parallel computing algorithm implemented in 1D heat equation with CUDA. The primary objective of this note lies in dissemination of asynchronous parallel computing algorithm by providing CUDA code for fast and easy implementation. We show that the simulations carried out on nVIDIA GPU device with asynchronous scheme outperforms synchronous parallel computing algorithm. In addition, we also discuss some draw...

  6. A new derivation of Akcasu's 'MLP' equations for 1-D particle transport in stochastic media

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    This paper presents a new derivation of Akcasu's modified Levermore-Pomraning (MLP) model, which estimates the ensemble-averaged angular flux for particle transport problems in 1-D geometrically random media. The significant new feature of the MLP equations is that, unlike the earlier Levermore-Pomraning (LP) model, the MLP equations are exact for certain classes of problems with scattering. We also show, via asymptotic analyses, that the MLP equations are accurate in the atomic mix and diffusion limits

  7. Interfaces Supporting Surface Gap Soliton Ground States in the 1D Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation

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    Dohnal, Tomas; Nagatou, Kaori; Plum, Michael; Reichel, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01

    We consider the problem of verifying the existence of $H^1$ ground states of the 1D nonlinear Schr\\"odinger equation for an interface of two periodic structures: $$-u" +V(x)u -\\lambda u = \\Gamma(x) |u|^{p-1}u \\ {on} \\R$$ with $V(x) = V_1(x), \\Gamma(x)=\\Gamma_1(x)$ for $x\\geq 0$ and $V(x) = V_2(x), \\Gamma(x)=\\Gamma_2(x)$ for $x

  8. Ground-state energy for 1D (t,U,X)-model at low densities

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    In describing the properties of quasi-1D materials with a highly-screened interelectronic potential, an attractive hopping term has to be added to the Hubbard Hamiltonian. The effective interaction and the ground-state energy in ladder approximation are analyzed. At low electronic densities, the attractive part of the interaction, initially smaller than the repulsive term, can become more effective, the ground-state energy decreasing below the unperturbed value. (author). 12 refs, 4 figs

  9. Evidence of 1D behaviour of He$^4$ confined within carbon-nanotube bundles

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    Lasjaunias, J.C.; Biljakovic, K.; Sauvajol, J. L.; P. Monceau

    2003-01-01

    We present the first low-temperature thermodynamic investigation of the controlled physisorption of He$^{4}$ gas in carbon single-wall nanotube (SWNT) samples. The vibrational specific heat measured between 100 mK and 6 K demonstrates an extreme sensitivity to outgassing conditions. For bundles with a few number of NTs the extra contribution to the specific heat, C$_{ads}$, originating from adsorbed He$^{4}$ at very low density displays 1D behavior, typical for He atoms localized within linea...

  10. A 1-D evolutionary model for icy satellites, applied to Enceladus

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    Prialnik, Uri Malamud Dina

    2015-01-01

    We develop a long-term 1-D evolution model for icy satellites that couples multiple processes: water migration and differentiation, geochemical reactions and silicate phase transitions, compaction by self-gravity, and ablation. The model further considers the following energy sources and sinks: tidal heating, radiogenic heating, geochemical energy released by serpentinization or absorbed by mineral dehydration, gravitational energy and insolation, and heat transport by conduction, convection,...

  11. The Dynamics of 1D Quantum Spin Systems Can Be Approximated Efficiently

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    Osborne, Tobias J.

    2005-01-01

    In this Letter we show that an arbitrarily good approximation to the propagator e^{itH} for a 1D lattice of n quantum spins with hamiltonian H may be obtained with polynomial computational resources in n and the error \\epsilon, and exponential resources in |t|. Our proof makes use of the finitely correlated state/matrix product state formalism exploited by numerical renormalisation group algorithms like the density matrix renormalisation group. There are two immediate consequences of this res...

  12. A Fulling-Kuchment theorem for the 1D harmonic oscillator

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    Guillemin, Victor; Hezari, Hamid

    2011-01-01

    We prove that there exists a pair of "non-isospectral" 1D semiclassical Schr\\"odinger operators whose spectra agree modulo h^\\infty. In particular, all their semiclassical trace invariants are the same. Our proof is based on an idea of Fulling-Kuchment and Hadamard's variational formula applied to suitable perturbations of the harmonic oscillator. Keywords: Inverse spectral problems, semiclassical Schr\\"odinger operators, trace invariants, Hadamard's variational formula, harmonic oscillator, ...

  13. Discontinuous Galerkin finite element method applied to the 1-D spherical neutron transport equation

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    Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods are used to estimate solutions to the non-scattering 1-D spherical neutron transport equation. Various trial and test spaces are compared in the context of a few sample problems whose exact solution is known. Certain trial spaces avoid unphysical behaviors that seem to plague other methods. Comparisons with diamond differencing and simple corner-balancing are presented to highlight these improvements

  14. Rapid anti-depressant and anxiolytic actions following dopamine D1-D2 receptor heteromer inactivation.

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    Shen, Maurice Y F; Perreault, Melissa L; Bambico, Francis R; Jones-Tabah, Jace; Cheung, Marco; Fan, Theresa; Nobrega, José N; George, Susan R

    2015-12-01

    A role for the mesolimbic dopaminergic system in the pathophysiology of depression has become increasingly evident. Specifically, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been shown to be elevated in the nucleus accumbens of depressed patients and to positively contribute to depression-like behaviour in rodents. The dopamine D1-D2 receptor heteromer exhibits significant expression in NAc and has also been shown to enhance BDNF expression and signalling in this region. We therefore examined the effects of D1-D2 heteromer stimulation in rats by SKF 83959, or its inactivation by a selective heteromer-disrupting TAT-D1 peptide on depression- and anxiety-like behaviours in non-stressed animals and in animals exposed to chronic unpredictable stress. SKF 83959 treatment significantly enhanced the latency to immobility in the forced swim test, increased the latency to drink condensed milk and reduced total milk consumption in the novelty-induced hypophagia test, and additionally reduced the total time spent in the open arms in the elevated plus maze test. These pro-depressant and anxiogenic effects of SKF 83959 were consistently abolished or attenuated by TAT-D1 peptide pre-treatment, signifying the behaviours were mediated by the D1-D2 heteromer. More importantly, in animals exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS), TAT-D1 peptide treatment alone induced significant and rapid anxiolytic and antidepressant-like effects in two tests for CUS-induced anhedonia-like reactivity and in the novelty-suppressed feeding test. Together these findings indicate a positive role for the D1-D2 heteromer in mediating depression- and anxiety-like behaviours and suggest its possible value as a novel therapeutic target. PMID:26431907

  15. Ultracold Bose Gases in 1D Disorder: From Lifshits Glass to Bose-Einstein Condensate

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    Lugan, Pierre; Clément, David; Bouyer, Philippe; Aspect, Alain; Lewenstein, Maciej; Sanchez-Palencia, Laurent

    2006-01-01

    We study an ultracold Bose gas in the presence of 1D disorder for repulsive inter-atomic interactions varying from zero to the Thomas-Fermi regime. We show that for weak interactions the Bose gas populates a finite number of localized single-particle Lifshits states, while for strong interactions a delocalized disordered Bose-Einstein condensate is formed. We discuss the schematic quantum-state diagram and derive the equations of state for various regimes.

  16. Zero finite-temperature charge stiffness within the half-filled 1D Hubbard model

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    Carmelo, J.M.P., E-mail: carmelo@fisica.uminho.pt [Center and Department of Physics, University of Minho, Campus Gualtar, P-4710-057 Braga (Portugal); Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084 (China); Institut fr Theoretische Physik III, Universitt Stuttgart, D-70550 Stuttgart (Germany); Gu, Shi-Jian [Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084 (China); Department of Physics and ITP, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China); Sacramento, P.D. [CFIF, Instituto Superior Tcnico, Universidade Tcnica de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2013-12-15

    Even though the one-dimensional (1D) Hubbard model is solvable by the Bethe ansatz, at half-filling its finite-temperature T>0 transport properties remain poorly understood. In this paper we combine that solution with symmetry to show that within that prominent T=0 1D insulator the charge stiffness D(T) vanishes for T>0 and finite values of the on-site repulsion U in the thermodynamic limit. This result is exact and clarifies a long-standing open problem. It rules out that at half-filling the model is an ideal conductor in the thermodynamic limit. Whether at finite T and U>0 it is an ideal insulator or a normal resistor remains an open question. That at half-filling the charge stiffness is finite at U=0 and vanishes for U>0 is found to result from a general transition from a conductor to an insulator or resistor occurring at U=U{sub c}=0 for all finite temperatures T>0. (At T=0 such a transition is the quantum metal to MottHubbard-insulator transition.) The interplay of the ?-spin SU(2) symmetry with the hidden U(1) symmetry beyond SO(4) is found to play a central role in the unusual finite-temperature charge transport properties of the 1D half-filled Hubbard model. -- Highlights: The charge stiffness of the half-filled 1D Hubbard model is evaluated. Its value is controlled by the model symmetry operator algebras. We find that there is no charge ballistic transport at finite temperatures T>0. The hidden U(1) symmetry controls the U=0 phase transition for T>0.

  17. Effects of curcumin on synapses in APPswe/PS1dE9 mice.

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    He, Yingkun; Wang, Pengwen; Wei, Peng; Feng, Huili; Ren, Ying; Yang, Jinduo; Rao, Yingxue; Shi, Jing; Tian, Jinzhou

    2016-06-01

    Significant losses of synapses have been demonstrated in studies of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but structural and functional changes in synapses that depend on alterations of the postsynaptic density (PSD) area occur prior to synaptic loss and play a crucial role in the pathology of AD. Evidence suggests that curcumin can ameliorate the learning and memory deficits of AD. To investigate the effects of curcumin on synapses, APPswe/PS1dE9 double transgenic mice (an AD model) were used, and the ultra-structures of synapses and synapse-associated proteins were observed. Six months after administration, few abnormal synapses were observed upon electron microscopy in the hippocampal CA1 areas of the APPswe/PS1dE9 double transgenic mice. The treatment of the mice with curcumin resulted in improvements in the quantity and structure of the synapses. Immunohistochemistry and western blot analyses revealed that the expressions of PSD95 and Shank1 were reduced in the hippocampal CA1 areas of the APPswe/PS1dE9 double transgenic mice, but curcumin treatment increased the expressions of these proteins. Our findings suggest that curcumin improved the structure and function of the synapses by regulating the synapse-related proteins PSD95 and Shank1. PMID:26957323

  18. Manganese- and Lanthanide-Based 1D Chiral Coordination Polymers as an Enantioselective Catalyst for Sulfoxidation.

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    Yadav, Munendra; Bhunia, Asamanjoy; Jana, Salil K; Roesky, Peter W

    2016-03-21

    The chiral 1D-coordination polymers (CP) {[Ln2(MnLCl)2(NO3)2(dmf)6(H2O)2]·xH2O}n [Ln = Pr (1), Nd (2), Sm (3), and Gd (4)] were synthesized by the reaction of N,N'-bis(4-carboxysalicylidene)cyclohexanediamine (H4L) with [MnCl2·4(H2O)] and [Ln(NO3)3·x(H2O)] in the presence of dmf/pyridine at 90 °C. The polymers consist of manganese-salen-based moieties having carboxylate linkers connected to rare earth atoms in a 1D-chain structure. The polymers are very easily accessible. A one-step synthesis for the ligand and a second step for the preparation of the 1D coordination polymers starting from commercially available material are needed. The solid state structures of 1-4 were established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1-4 were investigated as heterogeneous catalysts for the sulfoxidation reaction of various alkyl and aryl sulfides. The influence of various solvents and oxidizing agents on the catalytic reaction was examined. It was found that the catalysts were active for more than one reaction cycle without significant loss of activity. For phenylsulfide with 1 mol % of the catalyst 4, a maximum conversion 100% and a chemoselectivity 88% were observed. PMID:26923559

  19. Effects of randomness on the critical temperature in quasi-1D and quasi-2D superconductors

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    Nakhmedov, Enver [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany); Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, H. Cavid str. 33, AZ1143 Baku (Azerbaijan); Alekperov, Oktay [Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, H. Cavid str. 33, AZ1143 Baku (Azerbaijan); Oppermann, Reinhold [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany)

    2013-07-01

    Effects of non-magnetic disorder on the critical temperature T{sub c} and on diamagnetism of quasi-1D and quasi-2D superconductors (SCs) are reported. The organic SCs are modeled as superconducting wires or layers connecting each others through the Josephson coupling. The Josephson energy is considered to be random parameter with Gaussian distribution. The phase of the order parameter is averaged over thermodynamic fluctuations as well as over disorder by employing the replica method. We show that the randomness destroys phase coherence between wires in quasi-1D SCs and that T{sub c} vanishes discontinuously at a critical disorder-strength. Nevertheless the disorder of arbitrary high strength in quasi-2D organic SCs can not destroy completely the superconducting phase. The interplay between disorder and quantum phase fluctuations is shown to result in quantum critical behavior at T=0 in quasi-1D SCs, which manifests itself as a superconducting-normal metal phase transition of first-order at a critical disorder strength. The parallel and transverse components of the penetration-depth are evaluated. They diverge at different critical temperatures, which correspond to pair-breaking and phase-coherence breaking respectively. Our theory agrees well with the experimental measurements.

  20. Modelling activities of experimental facilities related to advanced reactors. Considerations on 1D/3D issues

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    The state of art of modelling activities related to integral experimental facilities of advanced passive reactors show to date important open items. The main advantage of using 1D plant codes is the capability of simulating the full interaction between components traditionally correctly modelled (condensers, heat exchangers, pipes and vessels) and other components for which codes are not 100% suitable (pools and containments). Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC) and Polytechnical University of Valencia (UPV) cooperated with other European research organizations in the 'Technology Enhancement for Passive Safety Systems' (TEPSS) project, within the European Fourth Framework Programme. It was a task of both Universities to supply analytical support of PANDA tests. The paper deals with the 1D/3D discussion in the framework of modelling activities related to integral passive facilities like PANDA. It starts choosing reference tests among those corresponding to our participation in TEPSS project. The discrepancies observed in a 1D simulation of the selected tests will be shown and analyzed. An evaluation of how the 3D version can lead to a better agreement with data will be included. Disadvantages of 3D codes will be shown too. Combining the use of different codes, and considering analyst criteria, will make possible to establish suitable recommendations from both engineering and scientific point of view. (author)

  1. Characterisation of J(O1D) at Cape Grim 2000-2005

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    Wilson, S. R.

    2015-07-01

    Estimates of the rate of production of excited oxygen atoms due to the photolysis of ozone (J(O1D)) have been derived from radiation measurements carried out at Cape Grim, Tasmania (40.6 S, 144.7 E). The individual measurements have a total uncertainty of 16 % (1?). These estimates agree well with model estimates of clear-sky photolysis rates. Observations spanning 2000-2005 have been used to quantify the impact of season, clouds and ozone column amount. The annual cycle of J(O1D) has been investigated via monthly means. These means show an interannual variation (monthly standard deviation) of 9 %, but in midsummer and midwinter this reduces to 3-5 %. Variations in solar zenith angle and total column ozone explain 86 % of the observed variability in the measured photolysis rates. The impact of total column ozone, expressed as a radiation amplification factor (RAF), is found to be ~ 1.53, in agreement with model estimates. This ozone dependence explains 20 % of the variation observed at medium solar zenith angles (30-50). The impact of clouds results in a median reduction of 30 % in J(O1D) for the same solar zenith angle range. Including estimates of cloudiness derived from long-wave radiation measurements resulted in a statistically significant fit to observations, but the quality of the fit did not increase significantly as measured by the adjusted R2.

  2. Study of phase transformation and crystal structure for 1D carbon-modified titania ribbons

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    Zhou, Lihui, E-mail: lhzhou@ecust.edu.cn; Zhang, Fang; Li, Jinxia

    2014-02-15

    One-dimensional hydrogen titanate ribbons were successfully prepared with hydrothermal reaction in a highly basic solution. A series of one-dimensional carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons were prepared via calcination of the mixture of hydrogen titanate ribbons and sucrose solution under N{sub 2} flow at different temperatures. The phase transformation process of hydrogen titanate ribbons was investigated by in-situ X-ray diffraction at various temperatures. Besides, one-dimensional carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons calcined at different temperatures were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption isotherms, diffuse reflectance ultravioletvisible spectroscopy, and so on. Carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons showed one-dimensional ribbon crystal structure and various crystal phases of TiO{sub 2}. After being modified with carbon, a layer of uniform carbon film was coated on the surface of TiO{sub 2} ribbons, which improved their adsorption capacity for methyl orange as a model organic pollutant. One-dimensional carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons also exhibited enhanced visible-light absorbance with the increase of calcination temperatures. - Highlights: The synthesis of 1D carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons. The phase transformation of 1D carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons. 1D carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} exhibites enhanced visible-light absorbance.

  3. Neutronic analysis of the 1D and 1E banks reflux detection system

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    Blanchard, A.

    1999-12-21

    Two H Canyon neutron monitoring systems for early detection of postulated abnormal reflux conditions in the Second Uranium Cycle 1E and 1D Mixer-Settle Banks have been designed and built. Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations using the general purpose, general geometry, n-particle MCNP code have been performed to model expected response of the monitoring systems to varying conditions.The confirmatory studies documented herein conclude that the 1E and 1D neutron monitoring systems are able to achieve adequate neutron count rates for various neutron source and detector configurations, thereby eliminating excessive integration count time. Neutron count rate sensitivity studies are also performed. Conversely, the transport studies concluded that the neutron count rates are statistically insensitive to nitric acid content in the aqueous region and to the transition region length. These studies conclude that the 1E and 1D neutron monitoring systems are able to predict the postulated reflux conditions for all examined perturbations in the neutron source and detector configurations. In the cases examined, the relative change in the neutron count rates due to postulated transitions from normal {sup 235}U concentration levels to reflux levels remain satisfactory detectable.

  4. Study of 1D stranged-charm meson family using HQET

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    Gupta, Pallavi

    2015-01-01

    Recently LHCb predicted spin 1 and spin 3 states D* s1(2860) and D* s3(2860) which are studied through their strong decays, and are assigned to fit the 13D1and 13D3 states in the charm spectroscopy. In this paper,using the heavy quark effective theory, we state that assigning D*s1(2860) as the mixing of 13D1 - 23S1 states, is rather a better justification to its observed experimental values than a pure state. We study its decay modes variation with hadronic coupling constant gxh and the mixing angle . We appoint spin 3 state D* s3(2860) as the missing 1D 3- JP state, and also study its decay channel behavior with coupling constant gyh. To appreciate the above results, we check the variation of decay modes for their spin partners states i.e. 1D2 and 1D'2 with their masses and strong coupling constant i.e. gxh and gyh. Our calculation using HQET approach give mixing angle between the 13D1 - 23S1 state for D* s1(2860) to lie in the range (-1.6 radians < theta < -1.2 radians). Our calculation for coupling c...

  5. Ultrafast terahertz-field-induced dynamics of superconducting bulk and quasi-1D samples

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    Within a density-matrix formalism based on the Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer (BCS) model and the Bogoliubov–de Gennes equations we provide a description of the dynamics of the non-equilibrium superconducting pairing induced by a terahertz (THz) laser pulse in bulk and quasi-one-dimensional (1D) samples of conventional (BCS-type) superconductors. A cross-over from an adiabatic to a non-adiabatic regime takes place for short and intense THz pulses. In the non-adiabatic regime, the order parameter performs a damped oscillation. We discuss how the parameters of the THz pulse influence the amplitude and the mean value of the oscillation in bulk samples. It is demonstrated that for high intensities the non-adiabatic regime can be reached even for pulses longer than the oscillation period. For the 1D samples we find that the oscillation may attenuate with a different power law. This is analysed by comparing the THz-induced dynamics with the dynamics induced by a sudden switching of the pairing strength, which exhibits essentially the same behaviour. The numerical calculations show that the exponent of the power law depends critically on the density of states in the Debye window and therefore changes in an oscillatory way with the confinement strength. Irregularities in the decay of the oscillation are predicted when the 1D quantum wire is cut short to an elongated zero-dimensional quantum dot structure. (paper)

  6. Neutronic analysis of the 1D and 1E banks reflux detection system

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    Two H Canyon neutron monitoring systems for early detection of postulated abnormal reflux conditions in the Second Uranium Cycle 1E and 1D Mixer-Settle Banks have been designed and built. Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations using the general purpose, general geometry, n-particle MCNP code have been performed to model expected response of the monitoring systems to varying conditions.The confirmatory studies documented herein conclude that the 1E and 1D neutron monitoring systems are able to achieve adequate neutron count rates for various neutron source and detector configurations, thereby eliminating excessive integration count time. Neutron count rate sensitivity studies are also performed. Conversely, the transport studies concluded that the neutron count rates are statistically insensitive to nitric acid content in the aqueous region and to the transition region length. These studies conclude that the 1E and 1D neutron monitoring systems are able to predict the postulated reflux conditions for all examined perturbations in the neutron source and detector configurations. In the cases examined, the relative change in the neutron count rates due to postulated transitions from normal 235U concentration levels to reflux levels remain satisfactory detectable

  7. Nanoestructuras mesoporosas 1D de TiO2 obtenidas por el mtodo hidrotermal / Mesoporous 1D TiO2 nanostructures obtained by the hydrothermal method

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    Julieta, Cabrera; Alcides, Lpez; Ricardo, Vlchez; Hugo, Alarcn; Juan, Rodrguez.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Estructuras unidimensionales (1D) mesoporosas tipo nanotubos/nanobarras de TiO2 fueron sintetizadas por el mtodo hidrotermal en medio alcalino, empleando como material de inicio nanopartculas de TiO2 obtenidas por el proceso Sol Gel (SG-TiO2). Imgenes obtenidas por Microscopa Electrnica de Barr [...] ido por Emisin de Campo (MEB-EC) y Microscopa Electrnica de Transmisin de Alta Resolucin (MET-AR) mostraron la formacin de nanoestructuras tipo tubo de 8 nm de dimetro y tamaos mayores a 400 nm de largo luego del tratamiento hidrotermal de 18 y 24 horas; stas nanoestructuras se conservaron luego del proceso de intercambio inico con cido clorhdrico (HCl). Luego de la calcinacin, se convirtieron a estructuras tipo barras de TiO2 anatasa como lo muestran los resultados obtenidos por Difraccin de Rayos X (DRX). La conversin de nanopartculas a nanotubos y posteriormente a estructuras tipo barras fue tambin confirmada por la variacin en el rea superficial BET de alrededor de 201, a 269 y 97 m/g, respectivamente. Las isotermas de adsorcin-desorcin revelaron curvas de histresis tpicas de materiales mesoporosos. Estas cualidades resultan atractivas en aplicaciones tales como remocin de contaminantes en agua. Abstract in english Mesoporous one dimensional nanostructures (1D) such as nanotubes/nanorods of TiO2 were synthesized by alkaline hydrothermal treatment of TiO2 nanoparticles obtained by Sol Gel process (SG-TiO2). The electronic microscopy images revealed the nanotubes formation of approximately 8 nm in diameter and m [...] ore than around 400 nm long after hydrothermal treatment of 18 h and 24 h. These tube-like structures were maintained after acid treatment but after annealing at 400 C during 2 hours these turn into rod-like structures of crystalline TiO2 corresponding to anatase phase as revealed the diffraction patterns obtained by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). The conversion of nanoparticles into nanotubes and afterward into rodlike shape was also confirmed by the variations in the BET surface area from 201, 269 and 97 m/g around, respectively. The adsorption-desorption isotherms also revealed hysteresis loop typical of mesoporous materials. These qualities are attractive to use these materials for the treatment of pollutants in water, for example.

  8. Reducing the number of parameters in 1D arterial blood flow modeling: less is more for patient-specific simulations

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    Epstein, Sally; Willemet, Marie; Chowienczyk, Phil J.; Alastruey, Jordi

    2015-01-01

    Patient-specific one-dimensional (1D) blood flow modeling requires estimating model parameters from available clinical data, ideally acquired noninvasively. The larger the number of arterial segments in a distributed 1D model, the greater the number of input parameters that need to be estimated. We investigated the effect of a reduction in the number of arterial segments in a given distributed 1D model on the shape of the simulated pressure and flow waveforms. This is achieved by systematical...

  9. Using the D1D5 CFT to understand black holes

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    Avery, Steven G.

    2010-10-01

    The bound state of D1-branes and D5-branes in IIB string theory is an exceptionally fertile system for the study of black holes. The D1D5 system has two, dual descriptions: a gravitational and a conformal field theory (CFT) description. Here, we focus on using the two-dimensional CFT to understand black hole physics. After reviewing the D1D5 system, we first show how to perturbatively relax the decoupling limit to calculate the emission out of the AdS/CFT into the asymptotic flat space. We take the effect of the neck into account and fix the coupling between the CFT and the asymptotic flat space. This calculation is distinguished from other AdS-CFT calculations which only work in the strict decoupling limit and use the gravitational description to learn about strongly coupled field theory. We apply the formalism to particular smooth, horizonless three-charge nonextremal geometries. In the fuzzball proposal, these geometries are interpreted as black hole microstates, but they suffer from a classical instability. At first, the instability seems problematic in the fuzzball proposal; however, it was argued that if one used the D1D5 CFT then the instability could be interpreted as precisely the Hawking radiation process for the particular microstates. That the instability is classical, and not quantum mechanical results from a large Bose enhancement. In this document, we perform calculations that confirm this interpretation and demonstrate the above emission formalism. All of the calculations discussed thus far, and most of the calculations in the literature on the D1D5 CFT, are at the "orbifold point" in moduli space. This point is far from the black hole physics of interest, but some calculations agree anyway. To understand black holes better it seems likely that moving off of the orbifold point will become necessary. We present several calculations demonstrating the effect of a single application of the marginal deformation operator that moves the D1D5 CFT off its orbifold point. The deformation operator twists two copies of the orbifold CFT, which we show produces a "squeezed state" with an arbitrary number of excitations. Thus, initial high-energy excitations can fragment into many low-energy excitations. This deformation, should give rise to thermalization and other important black hole dynamics. Finally, we close with a brief summary and mention some opportunities for future work.

  10. MAST-1D, a Model to Route Sediment and Tracers in Channel-Floodplain Complexes

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    Viparelli, E.; Lauer, J. W.; Belmont, P.

    2014-12-01

    Sediment exchange between the channel and floodplain can occur via meander migration, overbank deposition or erosion, and channel widening or narrowing. Depending on channel and floodplain history, floodplains can act either as sources or sinks of bed material and/or wash load. The Morphodynamics And Sediment Tracers in 1D program (MAST-1D) is a numerical model built to describe grain size specific transport of sediment and tracers and the long-term - i.e. decadal and longer - evolution of channel floodplain complexes. MAST-1D differs from other 1D numerical models because it allows for 1) uneven exchange of sediment and tracers between the river channel and the floodplain, 2) temporal changes in channel geometry, bed elevation and floodplain thickness, which result in changes in the channel hydraulic capacity, and 3) temporal changes of size distribution and tracer content in the floodplain, in the load and in the underlying substrate. Under conditions of constant base level, water and sediment supply, the main assumptions in the model result in the system evolving asymptotically toward a steady state wherein channel bed erosion is balanced by channel bed deposition. When at this condition, the amount of sediment deposited on the floodplain through point bar deposition and overbank sedimentation is balanced by the erosion of sediment from the floodplain through lateral migration. However, imbalances in floodplain storage can persist for many years even when the channel bed elevation and size distribution are near steady state. The MAST-1D program is applied to study the long term response of a sand bed river, an 80 km long reach of the Minnesota River between Mankato and Jordan, Minnesota, to changes in flow regime and the sediment load due to the development of intensive agriculture in the watershed. The simulations are performed in successive phases, the model is first set up so that under the best estimates available for pre-agriculture conditions, channel floodplain exchange is even. Changes in flow regime, sediment load, and grain size of sediment load are then applied to represent agricultural development of the basin. The model is first validated against field data. It is then applied to investigate how the channel-floodplain response changes for different grain size distributions of the sediment load.

  11. Position error in profiles retrieved from MIPAS observations with a 1-D algorithm

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    M. Carlotti

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The information load (IL analysis, first introduced for the two-dimensional approach (Carlotti and Magnani, 2009, is applied to the inversion of MIPAS observations operated with a 1-dimensional (1-D retrieval algorithm. The IL distribution of MIPAS spectra is shown to be often asymmetrical with respect to the tangent points of the observations and permits to identify the preferential latitude where the profiles retrieved with a 1-D algorithm should be geo-located. Therefore a position error is made when the tangent points of the observations are used to assign the geo-location of the retrieved profile. We assess the amplitude of the position error for some of the MIPAS main targets and we show that the IL analysis can also be used as a tool for the selection of observations that, when analyzed, minimize the position error of the retrieved profile. When the temperature (T profiles are used for the retrieval of volume mixing ratio (VMR of atmospheric constituents, the T position error (of the order of 1.5 degrees of latitude induces a VMR error that is directly connected with the horizontal T gradients. Temperature profiles can be externally-provided or determined in a previous step of the retrieval process. In the first case, the IL analysis shows that a meaningful fraction (often exceeding 50% of the VMR error deriving from the 1-D approximation is to be attributed to the mismatch between the position assigned to the external T profile and the positions where T is required by the analyzed observations. In the second case the retrieved T values suffer by an error of 1.5–2 K due to neglecting the horizontal variability of T; however the error induced on VMRs is of minor entity because of the generally small mismatch between the IL distribution of the observations analyzed to retrieve T and those analyzed to retrieve the VMR target. An estimate of the contribution of the T-position error to the error budget is provided for MIPAS main targets. This study shows that the information load analysis can be successfully exploited in a 1-D context that makes the assumption of horizontal homogeneity of the analyzed portion of atmosphere. The analysis that we propose can be extended to the 1-D inversion of other limb-sounding experiments.

  12. Regulation of Inflorescence Branch Development in Rice Through a Novel Pathway Involving the Pentatricopeptide Repeat Protein sped1-D

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    Jiang, Guanghuai; Xiang, Yanghai; Zhao, Jiying; Yin, Dedong; Zhao, Xianfeng; Zhu, Lihuang; Zhai, Wenxue

    2014-01-01

    Panicle type has a direct bearing on rice yield. Here, we characterized a rice clustered-spikelet mutant, sped1-D, with shortened pedicels and/or secondary branches, which exhibits decreased pollen fertility. We cloned sped1-D and found that it encodes a pentatricopeptide repeat protein. We investigated the global expression profiles of wild-type, 9311, and sped1-D plants using Illumina RNA sequencing. The expression of several GID1L2 family members was downregulated in the sped1-D mutant, su...

  13. Higher secant varieties of $\\mathbb{P}^n \\times \\mathbb{P}^m$ embedded in bi-degree $(1,d)$

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    Bernardi, Alessandra; Catalisano, Maria Virginia

    2010-01-01

    Let $X^{(n,m)}_{(1,d)}$ denote the Segre-Veronese embedding of $\\mathbb{P}^n \\times \\mathbb{P}^m$ via the sections of the sheaf $\\mathcal{O}(1,d)$. We study the dimensions of higher secant varieties of $X^{(n,m)}_{(1,d)}$ and we prove that there is no defective $s^{th}$ secant variety, except possibly for $n$ values of $s$. Moreover when ${m+d \\choose d}$ is multiple of $(m+n+1)$, the $s^{th}$ secant variety of $X^{(n,m)}_{(1,d)}$ has the expected dimension for every $s$.

  14. Computational Study and Analysis of Structural Imperfections in 1D and 2D Photonic Crystals

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    K.R. Maskaly

    2005-06-01

    Dielectric reflectors that are periodic in one or two dimensions, also known as 1D and 2D photonic crystals, have been widely studied for many potential applications due to the presence of wavelength-tunable photonic bandgaps. However, the unique optical behavior of photonic crystals is based on theoretical models of perfect analogues. Little is known about the practical effects of dielectric imperfections on their technologically useful optical properties. In order to address this issue, a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) code is employed to study the effect of three specific dielectric imperfections in 1D and 2D photonic crystals. The first imperfection investigated is dielectric interfacial roughness in quarter-wave tuned 1D photonic crystals at normal incidence. This study reveals that the reflectivity of some roughened photonic crystal configurations can change up to 50% at the center of the bandgap for RMS roughness values around 20% of the characteristic periodicity of the crystal. However, this reflectivity change can be mitigated by increasing the index contrast and/or the number of bilayers in the crystal. In order to explain these results, the homogenization approximation, which is usually applied to single rough surfaces, is applied to the quarter-wave stacks. The results of the homogenization approximation match the FDTD results extremely well, suggesting that the main role of the roughness features is to grade the refractive index profile of the interfaces in the photonic crystal rather than diffusely scatter the incoming light. This result also implies that the amount of incoherent reflection from the roughened quarterwave stacks is extremely small. This is confirmed through direct extraction of the amount of incoherent power from the FDTD calculations. Further FDTD studies are done on the entire normal incidence bandgap of roughened 1D photonic crystals. These results reveal a narrowing and red-shifting of the normal incidence bandgap with increasing RMS roughness. Again, the homogenization approximation is able to predict these results. The problem of surface scratches on 1D photonic crystals is also addressed. Although the reflectivity decreases are lower in this study, up to a 15% change in reflectivity is observed in certain scratched photonic crystal structures. However, this reflectivity change can be significantly decreased by adding a low index protective coating to the surface of the photonic crystal. Again, application of homogenization theory to these structures confirms its predictive power for this type of imperfection as well. Additionally, the problem of a circular pores in 2D photonic crystals is investigated, showing that almost a 50% change in reflectivity can occur for some structures. Furthermore, this study reveals trends that are consistent with the 1D simulations: parameter changes that increase the absolute reflectivity of the photonic crystal will also increase its tolerance to structural imperfections. Finally, experimental reflectance spectra from roughened 1D photonic crystals are compared to the results predicted computationally in this thesis. Both the computed and experimental spectra correlate favorably, validating the findings presented herein.

  15. What causes the large extensions of red-supergiant atmospheres? Comparisons of interferometric observations with 1-D hydrostatic, 3-D convection, and 1-D pulsating model atmospheres

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    Arroyo-Torres, B; Chiavassa, A; Scholz, M; Freytag, B; Marcaide, J M; Hauschildt, P H; Wood, P R; Abellan, F J

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    We present the atmospheric structure and the fundamental parameters of three red supergiants, increasing the sample of RSGs observed by near-infrared spectro-interferometry. Additionally, we test possible mechanisms that may explain the large observed atmospheric extensions of RSGs. We carried out spectro-interferometric observations of 3 RSGs in the near-infrared K-band with the VLTI/AMBER instrument at medium spectral resolution. To comprehend the extended atmospheres, we compared our observational results to predictions by available hydrostatic PHOENIX, available 3-D convection, and new 1-D self-excited pulsation models of RSGs. Our near-infrared flux spectra are well reproduced by the PHOENIX model atmospheres. The continuum visibility values are consistent with a limb-darkened disk as predicted by the PHOENIX models, allowing us to determine the angular diameter and the fundamental parameters of our sources. Nonetheless, in the case of V602 Car and HD 95686, the PHOENIX model visibilities do not predict ...

  16. Design and initial 1D radiography tests of the FANTOM mobile fast-neutron radiography and tomography system

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    The FANTOM system is a tabletop sized fast-neutron radiography and tomography system newly developed at the Applied Nuclear Physics Division of Uppsala University. The main purpose of the system is to provide time-averaged steam-and-water distribution measurement capability inside the metallic structures of two-phase test loops for light water reactor thermalhydraulic studies using a portable fusion neutron generator. The FANTOM system provides a set of 1D neutron transmission data, which may be inserted into tomographic reconstruction algorithms to achieve a 2D mapping of the steam-and-water distribution. In this paper, the selected design of FANTOM is described and motivated. The detector concept is based on plastic scintillator elements, separated for spatial resolution. Analysis of pulse heights on an event-to-event basis is used for energy discrimination. Although the concept allows for close stacking of a large number of detector elements, this demonstrator is equipped with only three elements in the detector and one additional element for monitoring the yield from the neutron generator. The first measured projections on test objects of known configurations are presented. These were collected using a Sodern Genie 16 neutron generator with an isotropic yield of about 1E8 neutrons per second, and allowed for characterization of the instrument's capabilities. At an energy threshold of 10 MeV, the detector offered a count rate of about 500 cps per detector element. The performance in terms of spatial resolution was validated by fitting a Gaussian Line Spread Function to the experimental data, a procedure that revealed a spatial unsharpness in good agreement with the predicted FWHM of 0.5 mm

  17. Design and initial 1D radiography tests of the FANTOM mobile fast-neutron radiography and tomography system

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    Andersson, P.; Valldor-Blücher, J.; Andersson Sundén, E.; Sjöstrand, H.; Jacobsson-Svärd, S.

    2014-08-01

    The FANTOM system is a tabletop sized fast-neutron radiography and tomography system newly developed at the Applied Nuclear Physics Division of Uppsala University. The main purpose of the system is to provide time-averaged steam-and-water distribution measurement capability inside the metallic structures of two-phase test loops for light water reactor thermal-hydraulic studies using a portable fusion neutron generator. The FANTOM system provides a set of 1D neutron transmission data, which may be inserted into tomographic reconstruction algorithms to achieve a 2D mapping of the steam-and-water distribution. In this paper, the selected design of FANTOM is described and motivated. The detector concept is based on plastic scintillator elements, separated for spatial resolution. Analysis of pulse heights on an event-to-event basis is used for energy discrimination. Although the concept allows for close stacking of a large number of detector elements, this demonstrator is equipped with only three elements in the detector and one additional element for monitoring the yield from the neutron generator. The first measured projections on test objects of known configurations are presented. These were collected using a Sodern Genie 16 neutron generator with an isotropic yield of about 1E8 neutrons per second, and allowed for characterization of the instrument's capabilities. At an energy threshold of 10 MeV, the detector offered a count rate of about 500 cps per detector element. The performance in terms of spatial resolution was validated by fitting a Gaussian Line Spread Function to the experimental data, a procedure that revealed a spatial unsharpness in good agreement with the predicted FWHM of 0.5 mm.

  18. POLARISATION OF THE S - PHASE OF SEISMOGRAMS

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    Full Text Available In earthquakes recorded at moderate distances it lias been ohservedthat S phase appears first as SII, folloived some 10 to 14 seconds laterby SV. The object of tliis paper is to try to decide ichether doublérefraction is likely to be the explanation of tliis jìlwnomenon.A simpie model to consider ivould be a « transversely isotropie »material, symmetrical about the radiai direction. Formulae for thevelocities of SII and SV waves are available; tliese velocities dependon the angle that the ray makes ivi t li the norma!. It is unlikely thatthe Eartli could be as markedly anisotropie as the minerai beryl, whichis transversely isotropie; aceordingly, this material, of ivhich the fi veclastic constants are knoivn is taken as an extreme example, andthe velocities of SH and SV for different angles of incidence are« scaled down » so as to match the velocity of distortional ivaves ingranite. It is then possible to calcitiate the difference in the timo takenby ivaves from one point of the surface of the Earth to anotlier pointon the surface according as the S wave in the surface layer is of SHor SV type.

  19. Ice Concentration Retrieval in Stratiform Mixed-phase Clouds Using Cloud Radar Reflectivity Measurements and 1D Ice Growth Model Simulations

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    Zhang, Damao; Wang, Zhien; Heymsfield, Andrew J.; Fan, Jiwen; Luo, Tao

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    Measurement of ice number concentration in clouds is important but still challenging. Stratiform mixed-phase clouds (SMCs) provide a simple scenario for retrieving ice number concentration from remote sensing measurements. The simple ice generation and growth pattern in SMCs offers opportunities to use cloud radar reflectivity (Ze) measurements and other cloud properties to infer ice number concentration quantitatively. To understand the strong temperature dependency of ice habit and growth rate quantitatively, we develop a 1-D ice growth model to calculate the ice diffusional growth along its falling trajectory in SMCs. The radar reflectivity and fall velocity profiles of ice crystals calculated from the 1-D ice growth model are evaluated with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) ground-based high vertical resolution radar measurements. Combining Ze measurements and 1-D ice growth model simulations, we develop a method to retrieve the ice number concentrations in SMCs at given cloud top temperature (CTT) and liquid water path (LWP). The retrieved ice concentrations in SMCs are evaluated with in situ measurements and with a three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulation with a bin microphysical scheme. These comparisons show that the retrieved ice number concentrations are within an uncertainty of a factor of 2, statistically.

  20. 1D coordination polymers formed by tetranuclear lead(II) building blocks with carboxylate ligands: In situ isomerization of itaconic acid

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    The synthesis of two new lead(II) coordination polymers, [Pb2(mpic)4(H2O)]0.5H2O (1) and [Pb2(phen)2(cit)(mes)]2H2O (2) has been reported, where mpic=3-methyl picolinate, phen=o-phenanthroline, H2cit=citraconic acid, H2mes mesaconic acid. X-ray single crystal diffraction analyses showed that the complexes comprise topologically different 1D polymeric chains stabilized by weak interactions and both containing tetranuclear Pb4 units connected by carboxylate groups. In compound 1 3-methylpicolinic acid is formed in situ from 3-methyl piconitrile, and mesaconate and citraconate anions were surprisingly formed from itaconic acid during the synthesis of 2. The photoluminescence and thermal properties of the complexes have been studied. - Graphical abstract: Two new topologically different 1D coordination polymers formed by Pb4 clusters have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray analysis. The luminescence and thermal properties have been studied. Display Omitted - Highlights: Both the complexes, made up of different ligands, forms topologycally different 1D polymeric chains containing Pb4 clusters. The final structures are stabilized by weak interactions (H-bond, ????? stacking). In complex 1, the 3-methylpicolinic acid is generated in situ from 3-methyl piconitrile. Mesaconate and citraconate anions are surprisingly formed in situ from itaconic acid during the synthesis of complex 2, indicating an exceptional transformation

  1. Nested 1D-2D approach for urban surface flood modeling

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    Murla, Damian; Willems, Patrick

    2015-04-01

    Floods in urban areas as a consequence of sewer capacity exceedance receive increased attention because of trends in urbanization (increased population density and impermeability of the surface) and climate change. Despite the strong recent developments in numerical modeling of water systems, urban surface flood modeling is still a major challenge. Whereas very advanced and accurate flood modeling systems are in place and operation by many river authorities in support of flood management along rivers, this is not yet the case in urban water management. Reasons include the small scale of the urban inundation processes, the need to have very high resolution topographical information available, and the huge computational demands. Urban drainage related inundation modeling requires a 1D full hydrodynamic model of the sewer network to be coupled with a 2D surface flood model. To reduce the computational times, 0D (flood cones), 1D/quasi-2D surface flood modeling approaches have been developed and applied in some case studies. In this research, a nested 1D/2D hydraulic model has been developed for an urban catchment at the city of Gent (Belgium), linking the underground sewer (minor system) with the overland surface (major system). For the overland surface flood modelling, comparison was made of 0D, 1D/quasi-2D and full 2D approaches. The approaches are advanced by considering nested 1D-2D approaches, including infiltration in the green city areas, and allowing the effects of surface storm water storage to be simulated. An optimal nested combination of three different mesh resolutions was identified; based on a compromise between precision and simulation time for further real-time flood forecasting, warning and control applications. Main streets as mesh zones together with buildings as void regions constitute one of these mesh resolution (3.75m2 - 15m2); they have been included since they channel most of the flood water from the manholes and they improve the accuracy of interactions within the 1D sewer network. Other areas that recorded flooding outside the main streets have been also included with the second mesh resolution for an accurate determination of flood maps (12.5m2 - 50m2). Permeable areas have been identified and used as infiltration zones using the Horton infiltration model. A mesh sensitivity analysis has been performed for the low flood risk areas for a proper model optimization. As outcome of that analysis, the third mesh resolution has been chosen (75m2 - 300m2). Performance tests have been applied for several synthetic design storms as well as historical storm events displaying satisfactory results upon comparing the flood mapping outcomes produced by the different approaches. Accounting for the infiltration in the green city spaces reduces the flood extents in the range 39% - 68%, while the average reduction in flood volume equals 86%. Acknowledgement: Funding for this research was provided by the Interreg IVB NWE programme (project RainGain) and the Belgian Science Policy Office (project PLURISK). The high resolution topographical information data were obtained from the geographical information service AGIV; the original full hydrodynamic sewer network model from the service company Farys, and the InfoWorks licence from Innovyze.

  2. Membranes from nanoporous 1D and 2D materials: A review of opportunities, developments, and challenges

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    Kim, Wun-gwi

    2013-12-01

    Membranes utilizing nanoporous one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) materials are emerging as attractive candidates for applications in molecular separations and related areas. Such nanotubular and nanolayered materials include carbon nanotubes, metal oxide nanotubes, layered zeolites, porous layered oxides, layered aluminophosphates, and porous graphenes. By virtue of their unique shape, size, and structure, they possess transport properties that are advantageous for membrane and thin film applications. These materials also have very different chemistry from more conventional porous 3D materials, due to the existence of a large, chemically active, external surface area. This feature also necessitates the development of innovative strategies to process these materials into membranes and thin films with high performance. This work provides the first comprehensive review of this emerging area. We first discuss approaches for the synthesis and structural characterization of nanoporous 1D and 2D materials. Thereafter, we elucidate different approaches for fabrication of membranes and thin films from these materials, either as multiphase (composite/hybrid) or single-phase membranes. The influence of surface chemistry and processing techniques on the membrane morphology is highlighted. We then discuss the applications of such membranes in areas relating to molecular transport and separation, e.g. gas and liquid-phase separations, water purification, and ion-conducting membranes. The review concludes with a discussion of the present outlook and some of the key scientific challenges to be addressed on the path to industrially applicable membranes containing nanoporous 1D and 2D materials. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

  3. 1-D and 2-D electrophoresis protein profiles of the scorpion venom from Brotheas amazonicus

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    Full text: Introduction: Scorpions venoms show specific neurotoxins to insect or mammals. These toxins are very important molecular tools to development of news drugs or bioinsecticides. Brotheas amazonicus scorpion is an endemic specie in Amazonian Rain Forest, but your venom do not show toxicity in humans. Information about biological specific activity on insect of this venom is not known yet. Objectives: Molecular protein toxins profiles of the venom from Brotheas amazonicus scorpion by 1-D and 2-D electrophoresis methods to detected toxins with potential biotech applications. Results: Several spots 'families' with ∼ 60, 70 and 80 kDa were detected in gel acidic region with pI ∼ 4,5 - 6 range, in the same region 1-D zimography showed proteolytic activity on gelatin and fibrinogen and proteolytic activity was inhibited by PMSF, suggesting scorpion serine proteinases. 50 kDa proteins were detected with pI ∼ 6,5 - 7 range. In 23 - 50 kDa gel acid region were observed some proteins. In 23 - 14 kDa gel acidic region were detected proteins with pI 4 - 7 range. 1-D Tris-tricine gel showed proteins with ∼ 7 kDa, suggesting scorpion neurotoxins. In gel basic region only 14 kDa proteins were observed with pI ∼ 9 - 10 range. Conclusion: Molecular profile of the scorpion venom from B. amazonicus showed proteins with high and low molecular masses, mainly with acidic pI. Proteolytic activity suggest serine proteinases with high molecular masses and 7 kDa proteins in B. amazonicus venom suggest scorpion neurotoxins. Purification and molecular characterization of these toxins are in course

  4. Self-consistent calculations for 2s-1d and 2p-1f shell nuclei

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    Starting with the reaction matrix elements of realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials a study of all the even-even and even-odd nuclei in the 2s-1d and 2p-1f shell is performed within the framework of self-consistent Hartree-Fock (HF), Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) and the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) methods. The single-closed shell oxygen isotopes, 18O, and 20O are considered. The suitability of the spherical BCS solutions is tested against the general HFB approximation which allows for axial deformation (including the spherical shape as a special case). Calculations are performed for several realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions using 16O as an inert core and the basis limited to 2s-1d shell. The general HFB solution and the spherical BCS solution for these single-closed shell nuclei are compared. The importance of T = 0 pairing correlations in the ground states of all the even-even nuclei in the 2p-1f shell is investigated. This is done by performing the calculations in three steps, namely by including T = 0, T = 1, and T = 1 plus T = 0 pairing correlations. The resulting solutions are then compared to learn about the importance of T = 0 pairing correlations. The concluding part of the study deals with the effects of addition of a neutron (proton) to an even-even system and the existing HFB formalism for the even-even systems is modified to the applicable to an even-oddsystem. Structure and properties of all the even-odd nuclei in the 2s-1d and 2p-1f shell are studied and compared with the available experimental data

  5. 5-HT1D receptor inhibits renal sympathetic neurotransmission by nitric oxide pathway in anesthetized rats.

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    Garca-Pedraza, Jos-ngel; Garca, Mnica; Martn, Mara-Luisa; Morn, Asuncin

    2015-09-01

    Although serotonin has been shown to inhibit peripheral sympathetic outflow, serotonin regulation on renal sympathetic outflow has not yet been elucidated. This study investigated which 5-HT receptor subtypes are involved. Wistar rats were anesthetized (sodium pentobarbital; 60mg/kg, i.p.), and prepared for in situ autoperfused rat kidney, which allows continuous measurement of systemic blood pressure (SBP), heart rate (HR) and renal perfusion pressure (PP). Electrical stimulation of renal sympathetic nerves resulted in frequency-dependent increases in PP (18.31.0, 43.72.7 and 66.74.0 for 2, 4 and 6Hz, respectively), without altering SBP or HR. 5-HT, 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-HT1/7 agonist) (0.00000125-0.1?g/kg each) or l-694,247 (5-HT1D agonist; 0.0125?g/kg) i.a. bolus inhibited vasopressor responses by renal nerve electrical stimulation, unlike i.a. bolus of agonists ?-methyl-5-HT (5-HT2), 1-PBG (5-HT3), cisapride (5-HT4), AS-19 (5-HT7), CGS-12066B (5-HT1B) or 8-OH-DPAT (5-HT1A) (0.0125?g/kg each). The effect of l-694,247 did not affect the exogenous norepinephrine-induced vasoconstrictions, whereas was abolished by antagonist LY310762 (5-HT1D; 1mg/kg) or l-NAME (nitric oxide; 10mg/kg), but not by indomethacin (COX1/2; 2mg/kg) or glibenclamide (ATP-dependent K(+) channel; 20mg/kg). These results suggest that 5-HT mechanism-induced inhibition of rat vasopressor renal sympathetic outflow is mainly mediated by prejunctional 5-HT1D receptors via nitric oxide release. PMID:26003124

  6. NMR 1D-imaging of water infiltration into meso-porous matrices

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    It is shown that coupling nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 1D-imaging with the measure of NMR relaxation times and self-diffusion coefficients can be a very powerful approach to investigate fluid infiltration into porous media. Such an experimental design was used to study the very slow seeping of pure water into hydrophobic materials. We consider here three model samples of nuclear waste conditioning matrices which consist in a dispersion of NaNO3 (highly soluble) and/or BaSO4 (poorly soluble) salt grains embedded in a bitumen matrix. Beyond studying the moisture progression according to the sample depth, we analyze the water NMR relaxation times and self-diffusion coefficients along its 1D-concentration profile to obtain spatially resolved information on the solution properties and on the porous structure at different scales. It is also shown that, when the relaxation or self-diffusion properties are multimodal, the 1D-profile of each water population is recovered. Three main levels of information were disclosed along the depth-profiles. They concern (i) the water uptake kinetics, (ii) the salinity and the molecular dynamics of the infiltrated solutions and (iii) the microstructure of the water-filled porosities: open networks coexisting with closed pores. All these findings were fully validated and enriched by NMR cryo-poro-metry experiments and by performing environmental scanning electronic microscopy observations. Surprisingly, results clearly show that insoluble salts enhance the water progression and thereby increase the capability of the material to uptake water. (authors)

  7. Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative AFC-1D, AFC-1G and AFC-1H Irradiation Report

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    Debra J. Utterbeck; Gray Chang

    2005-09-01

    The U. S. Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) seeks to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to transmute the long-lived transuranic actinide isotopes contained in spent nuclear fuel into shorter-lived fission products, thereby dramatically decreasing the volume of material requiring disposition and the long-term radiotoxity and heat load of high-level waste sent to a geologic repository. The AFC-1 irradiation experiments on transmutation fuels are expected to provide irradiation performance data on non-fertile and low-fertile fuel forms specifically, irradiation growth and swelling, helium production, fission gas release, fission product and fuel constituent migration, fuel phase equilibria, and fuel-cladding chemical interaction. Contained in this report are the to-date physics evaluations performed on three of the AFC-1 experiments; AFC-1D, AFC-1G and AFC-1H. The AFC-1D irradiation experiment consists of metallic non-fertile fuel compositions with minor actinides for potential use in accelerator driven systems and AFC-1G and AFC-1H irradiation experiments are part of the fast neutron reactor fuel development effort. These experiments are high burnup analogs to previously irradiated experiments and are to be irradiated to = 20 atom % burnup. Results of the evaluations show that AFC-1D will remain in the ATR for approximately 100 additional effective full power days (EFPDs), and AFC-1G and AFC-1H for approximately 300 additional EFPDs in order to reach the desired programmatic burnup. The specific irradiation schedule for these tests will be determined based on future physics evaluations and all results will be documented in subsequent reports.

  8. 1-D and 2-D electrophoresis protein profiles of the scorpion venom from Brotheas amazonicus

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    Higa, A.M.; Noronha, M.D.N. [Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (UEA), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Rede Proteomica do Amazonas (Proteam). Lab. de Genomica e Proteomica; Rocha-Oliveira, F.; Lopez-Lozano, J.L.L. [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Pos-Graduacao em Biotecnologia

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    Full text: Introduction: Scorpions venoms show specific neurotoxins to insect or mammals. These toxins are very important molecular tools to development of news drugs or bioinsecticides. Brotheas amazonicus scorpion is an endemic specie in Amazonian Rain Forest, but your venom do not show toxicity in humans. Information about biological specific activity on insect of this venom is not known yet. Objectives: Molecular protein toxins profiles of the venom from Brotheas amazonicus scorpion by 1-D and 2-D electrophoresis methods to detected toxins with potential biotech applications. Results: Several spots 'families' with {approx} 60, 70 and 80 kDa were detected in gel acidic region with pI {approx} 4,5 - 6 range, in the same region 1-D zimography showed proteolytic activity on gelatin and fibrinogen and proteolytic activity was inhibited by PMSF, suggesting scorpion serine proteinases. 50 kDa proteins were detected with pI {approx} 6,5 - 7 range. In 23 - 50 kDa gel acid region were observed some proteins. In 23 - 14 kDa gel acidic region were detected proteins with pI 4 - 7 range. 1-D Tris-tricine gel showed proteins with {approx} 7 kDa, suggesting scorpion neurotoxins. In gel basic region only 14 kDa proteins were observed with pI {approx} 9 - 10 range. Conclusion: Molecular profile of the scorpion venom from B. amazonicus showed proteins with high and low molecular masses, mainly with acidic pI. Proteolytic activity suggest serine proteinases with high molecular masses and 7 kDa proteins in B. amazonicus venom suggest scorpion neurotoxins. Purification and molecular characterization of these toxins are in course.

  9. Universal low-energy physics in 1D strongly repulsive multi-component Fermi gases

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    Jiang, Yuzhu; He, Peng; Guan, Xi-Wen

    2016-04-01

    It has been shown (Yang and You 2011 Chin. Phys. Lett. 28 020503) that at zero temperature the ground state of the one-dimensional (1D) w-component Fermi gas coincides with that of the spinless Bose gas in the limit ω \\to ∞ . This behavior was experimentally evidenced through quasi-1D tightly trapping ultracold 173Yb atoms in a recent paper (Pagano et al 2014 Nat. Phys. 10 198). However, understanding of low-temperature behavior of Fermi gases with a repulsive interaction requires spin-charge separated conformal field theories of an effective Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid and an antiferromagnetic SU(w) Heisenberg spin chain. Here we analytically derive universal thermodynamics of 1D strongly repulsive fermionic gases with SU(w) symmetry via the Yang-Yang thermodynamic Bethe ansatz method. The analytical free energy and magnetic properties of the systems at low temperature in a weak magnetic field are obtained through the Wiener-Hopf method. In particular, the free energy essentially manifests the spin-charge separated conformal field theories for high-symmetry systems with arbitrary repulsive interaction strength. We also find that the sound velocity of the Fermi gases in the large w limit coincides with that for the spinless Bose gas, whereas the spin velocity vanishes quickly as w becomes large. This indicates strong suppression of the Fermi exclusion statistics by the commutativity feature among the w-component fermions with different spin states in the Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid phase. Moreover, the equations of state and critical behavior of physical quantities at finite temperature are analytically derived in terms of the polylogarithm functions in the quantum critical region.

  10. Simulation of Tunnel Junction in Cascade Solar Cell (GaAs/Ge Using AMPS-1D

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    Full Text Available The development of the tunnel junction interconnect was key the first two-terminal monolithic, multi-junction solar cell development. This paper describes simulation for the tunnel junction (GaAs between top cell (GaAs and bottom cell (Ge. This solar cell cascade was simulated when using one dimensional simulation program called analysis of microelectronic and photonic structures (AMPS-1D. In the simulation, the thickness of the tunnel junction layer was varied from 10 to 50 nm. By varying thickness of tunnel junction layer the simulated device performance was demonstrate in the form of current-voltage(I-V characteristics and quantum efficiency (QE.

  11. Correlation versus surface effects in photoemission of quasi-1D organic conductors

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    Claessen, R.; Schwingenschlogl, U.; Sing, M.; Jacobsen, Claus Schelde; Dressel, M.

    2002-01-01

    The absence of spectral weight at the Fermi level in photoemission spectra of quasi-1D organic conductors has been interpreted as possible evidence for an unusual many-body state. We demonstrate that great care must be exercised to draw this conclusion exclusively on the basis of a pseudogap. A...... detailed surface characterization of the charge transfer salts (TMTSF)(2)PFt(6) and TTF-TCNQ shows that signatures of electronic correlations in the valence band spectra are strongly affected by surface effects and may even be completely obscured....

  12. Design for manufacturability from 1D to 4D for 90-22 nm technology nodes

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    Balasinski, Artur

    2013-01-01

    This book explains integrated circuit design for manufacturability (DfM) at the product level (packaging, applications) and applies engineering DfM principles to the latest standards of product development at 22 nm technology nodes.  It is a valuable guide for layout designers, packaging engineers and quality engineers, covering DfM development from 1D to 4D, involving IC design flow setup, best practices, links to manufacturing and product definition, for process technologies down to 22 nm node, and product families including memories, logic, system-on-chip and system-in-package.

  13. Review of Zero-D and 1-D Models of Blood Flow in the Cardiovascular System

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    Hose Rodney

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Zero-dimensional (lumped parameter and one dimensional models, based on simplified representations of the components of the cardiovascular system, can contribute strongly to our understanding of circulatory physiology. Zero-D models provide a concise way to evaluate the haemodynamic interactions among the cardiovascular organs, whilst one-D (distributed parameter models add the facility to represent efficiently the effects of pulse wave transmission in the arterial network at greatly reduced computational expense compared to higher dimensional computational fluid dynamics studies. There is extensive literature on both types of models. Method and Results The purpose of this review article is to summarise published 0D and 1D models of the cardiovascular system, to explore their limitations and range of application, and to provide an indication of the physiological phenomena that can be included in these representations. The review on 0D models collects together in one place a description of the range of models that have been used to describe the various characteristics of cardiovascular response, together with the factors that influence it. Such models generally feature the major components of the system, such as the heart, the heart valves and the vasculature. The models are categorised in terms of the features of the system that they are able to represent, their complexity and range of application: representations of effects including pressure-dependent vessel properties, interaction between the heart chambers, neuro-regulation and auto-regulation are explored. The examination on 1D models covers various methods for the assembly, discretisation and solution of the governing equations, in conjunction with a report of the definition and treatment of boundary conditions. Increasingly, 0D and 1D models are used in multi-scale models, in which their primary role is to provide boundary conditions for sophisticate, and often patient-specific, 2D and 3D models, and this application is also addressed. As an example of 0D cardiovascular modelling, a small selection of simple models have been represented in the CellML mark-up language and uploaded to the CellML model repository http://models.cellml.org/. They are freely available to the research and education communities. Conclusion Each published cardiovascular model has merit for particular applications. This review categorises 0D and 1D models, highlights their advantages and disadvantages, and thus provides guidance on the selection of models to assist various cardiovascular modelling studies. It also identifies directions for further development, as well as current challenges in the wider use of these models including service to represent boundary conditions for local 3D models and translation to clinical application.

  14. Evaluation of EMG signals Compression by JPEG 2000 called 1D

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we are conducting an evaluation the compression of electromyographic signals (EMG through of standard modified JPEG 2000 called 1D. We illustrate that; this method can also be used to compress EMG signals. The technique consists of cutting the signal into small segments or micro vectors. The EMG signal compression through this method aims at solving the problems of transmission and optimizes storage. A comparison of the results obtained with those of the literature shows a net improvement. The results obtained on real signals are presented in terms of the objective criteria ofevaluating performance.

  15. Symmetries of star products and metric universalities in 1D quadri-modal maps

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    Star products in symbolic dynamics of 1D quadri-modal maps are presented, the complexity of substitution rules is discussed besides their inherent cyclic and dual properties. Feigenbaum's metric universalities in bifurcations of period-n-tupling sequences are calculated by the new numerical method of the word-lifting technique for quadri-modal maps. It is known that symmetries of dynamic behavior are pretty different between even-modal maps and odd-modal maps, the former has central symmetric property in phase space. This paper provide a complete example to obtain star products of even-modal maps

  16. Symmetries of star products and metric universalities in 1D quadri-modal maps

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    Zhou Zhong E-mail: zz@ynu.edu.cn; Gao Wen; Liu Hongzhang; Peng Shouli E-mail: slpeng@ynu.edu.cn

    2004-05-01

    Star products in symbolic dynamics of 1D quadri-modal maps are presented, the complexity of substitution rules is discussed besides their inherent cyclic and dual properties. Feigenbaum's metric universalities in bifurcations of period-n-tupling sequences are calculated by the new numerical method of the word-lifting technique for quadri-modal maps. It is known that symmetries of dynamic behavior are pretty different between even-modal maps and odd-modal maps, the former has central symmetric property in phase space. This paper provide a complete example to obtain star products of even-modal maps.

  17. Collective mode damping and viscosity in a 1D unitary Fermi gas

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    Punk, M.; Zwerger, W.

    2006-01-01

    We calculate the damping of the Bogoliubov-Anderson mode in a one-dimensional two-component attractive Fermi gas for arbitrary coupling strength within a quantum hydrodynamic approach. Using the Bethe-Ansatz solution of the 1D BCS-BEC crossover problem, we derive analytic results for the viscosity covering the full range from a Luther-Emery liquid of weakly bound pairs to a Lieb-Liniger gas of strongly bound bosonic dimers. At the unitarity point, the system is a Tonks-Girardeau gas with a un...

  18. Prediction of car cabin environment by means of 1D and 3D cabin model

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    Jcha M.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Thermal comfort and also reduction of energy requirements of air-conditioning system in vehicle cabins are currently very intensively investigated and up-to-date issues. The article deals with two approaches of modelling of car cabin environment; the first model was created in simulation language Modelica (typical 1D approach without cabin geometry and the second one was created in specialized software Theseus-FE (3D approach with cabin geometry. Performance and capabilities of this tools are demonstrated on the example of the car cabin and the results from simulations are compared with the results from the real car cabin climate chamber measurements.

  19. Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of 1-D Cerium Oxide Nanomaterials: A Review

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    Kuen-Song Lin

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The present work provides a comprehensive overview of the recent progress of research work toward developing new one dimensional (1-D ceria (CeO2 nanomaterials. The review has been classified into three parts: the preparation procedures with identification of the existing different dimensional ceria nanomaterials, the formation mechanisms, and an analysis of their applications. From literature survey, it is inaugurated that the fundamental structures of the ceria nanomaterials constructively dominate their properties and applications. In addition, this work will also provide a perspective on the future technical trends for the development of different dimensional CeO2 nanomaterials.

  20. Thermal impedance at the interface of contacting bodies: 1-D examples solved by semi-derivatives

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    Hristov Jordan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Simple 1-D semi-infinite heat conduction problems enable to demonstrate the potential of the fractional calculus in determination of transient thermal impedances of two bodies with different initial temperatures contacting at the interface ( x = 0 at t = 0 . The approach is purely analytic and uses only semi-derivatives (half-time and semi-integrals in the Riemann-Liouville sense. The example solved clearly reveals that the fractional calculus is more effective in calculation the thermal resistances than the entire domain solutions.

  1. Exponentially-convergent Monte Carlo for the 1-D transport equation

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    Peterson, J. R.; Morel, J. E.; Ragusa, J. C. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, TAMU 3133, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3133 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    We define a new exponentially-convergent Monte Carlo method for solving the one-speed 1-D slab-geometry transport equation. This method is based upon the use of a linear discontinuous finite-element trial space in space and direction to represent the transport solution. A space-direction h-adaptive algorithm is employed to restore exponential convergence after stagnation occurs due to inadequate trial-space resolution. This methods uses jumps in the solution at cell interfaces as an error indicator. Computational results are presented demonstrating the efficacy of the new approach. (authors)

  2. Comparison and analysis of 1D/2D/3D neutronics modeling for a fusion reactor

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    During the course of analyzing the characteristics for fusion reactors, the refined calculations are needed to confirm that the nuclear design requirements are met. Since the long computational time is consumed, the refined three-dimensional (3D) representation has been used primarily for establishing the baseline reference values, analyzing problems which cannot be reduced by symmetry considerations to lower dimensions, or where a high level of accuracy is desired locally. The two-dimensional (2D) or one-dimensional (1D) description leads itself readily to resolve many problems, such as the studies for the material fraction optimization, or for the blanket size optimization. The purpose of this paper is to find out the differences among different geometric descriptions, which can guide the way to approximate and simplify the computational model. The fusion power reactor named FDS-II was designed as an advanced fusion power reactor to demonstrate and validate the commercialization of fusion power by Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science. In this contribution, the dual-cooled lithium lead (DLL) blanket of FDS-II was used as a reference for neutronics comparisons and analyses. The geometric descriptions include 1D concentric sphere model, 1D, 2D and 3D cylinder models. The home-developed multi-functional neutronics analysis code system VisualBUS, the Monte Carlo transport code MCNP and nuclear data library HENDL have been used for these analyses. The neutron wall loading distribution, tritium breeding ratio (TBR) and nuclear heat were calculated to evaluate the nuclear performance. The 3D calculation has been used as a comparison reference because it has the least errors in the treatment of geometry. It is suggested that the value of TBR calculated by the 1D approach should be greater than 1.3 to satisfy the practical need of tritium self-sufficiency. The distribution of nuclear heat based on the 2D and 3D models were similar since they all consider the effects of the axial components. The differences between the results with the MC and SN method were also presented. Comparison of the results suggested that, for obtaining global scalar quantities for general use, simplified models of the fusion reactor are usually sufficient. However, more calculations are needed to test the validity of each model in different regions of phase space. (orig.)

  3. Piezo-semiconductive quasi-1D nanodevices with or without anti-symmetry

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    Araneo, Rodolfo; Lovat, Giampiero [DIAEE-Electrical Engineering Division, ' ' Sapienza' ' University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome (Italy); Burghignoli, Paolo [Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, ' ' Sapienza' ' University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome (Italy); Falconi, Christian [Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133, Rome (Italy); CNR IDASC, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, 00133 Rome (Italy)

    2012-09-04

    The piezopotential in floating, homogeneous, quasi-1D piezo-semiconductive nanostructures under axial stress is an anti-symmetric (i.e., odd) function of force. Here, after introducing piezo-nano-devices with floating electrodes for maximum piezo-potential, we show that breaking the anti-symmetric nature of the piezopotential-force relation, for instance by using conical nanowires, can lead to better nanogenerators, piezotronic and piezophototronic devices. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  4. Scratched-XY Universality and Phase Diagram of Disordered 1D Bosons in Optical Lattice

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    Yao, Zhiyuan; Pollet, Lode; Prokof'ev, Nikolay; Svistunov, Boris

    The superfluid-insulator quantum phase transition in a 1D system with weak links belongs to the so-called scratched-XY universality class, provided the irrenormalizable exponent ζ characterizing the distribution of weak links is smaller than 2 / 3 . With a combination of worm-algorithm Monte Carlo simulations and asymptotically exact analytics, we accurately trace the position of the scratched-XY critical line on the ground-state phase diagram of bosonic Hubbard model at unity filling. In particular, we reveal the location of the tricritical point separating the scratched-XY criticality from the Giamarchi-Schulz one.

  5. BioDat--Web-based system for storing and analyzing 1D signals.

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    Kozelek, Petr; Holcik, Jiri

    2007-01-01

    BioDat is a software tool that simplifies routine recording, storing and analyzing technical and biological 1D signals. The basic features of the BioDat software are: database format based on PhysioNet, a shared database of signals running in network environment accessible for users with permissions, importing and/or exporting data from and/or to different formats (d-file, EDF, ASCII, Matlab), accessing the database through HTTP(S) and ordinary web browsers. The application is written in Java and runs both standalone and as installation-free Java applet. PMID:18002788

  6. 1D burnup calculation of fusion-fission hybrid energy reactor

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    Fusion-fission hybrid energy reactor is driven by Tokamak fusion source for energy production. Its subcritical zone uses the natural uranium as fuel and water as coolant. The neutron multiplication constant keff, energy multiplication factor M and tritium breeding ratio TBR of the 1D hybrid energy reactor model were calculated by transport burnup code MCORGS. The neutron spectrum and nuclear density changing as a function of time show the characteristics of the hybrid energy reactors, which differs from the hybrid reactor for breed nuclear fuel and for spent fuel transmutation. The definition and results may be a reference to the other conceptual analysis. (authors)

  7. S-Matrix for Magnons in the D1-D5 System

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    We show that integrability and symmetries of the near horizon geometry of the D1-D5 system determine the S-matrix for the scattering of magnons in this system completely up to a phase. Using semi-classical methods we evaluate the phase to the leading and to the one-loop approximation in the strong coupling expansion. We then show that the phase obeys the unitarity constraint implied by the crossing relations to the one-loop order. We also verify that the dispersion relation obeyed by these magnons is one-loop exact at strong coupling which is consistent with their BPS nature. (author)

  8. A critical field theory of Kondo lattice model in $(2+1)D$

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    Kim, K S

    2004-01-01

    In the context of U(1) slave boson theory we derive a critical field theory of Kondo lattice model in $(2+1)D$. Quantum fluctuations of Kondo singlets result in renormalization of both conduction electrons and spinons. We argue that strong fluctuations of internal U(1) gauge fields give rise to confinement between spinons and holons. As a result a "neutralized" spinon appears. We show that a quantum critical point is described by a critical field theory in terms of the renormalized conduction electrons and neutralized spinons interacting via new emergent U(1) gauge field from critical fluctuations of the Kondo singlets.

  9. Study of the 1D anisotropic Kondo necklace model at criticality via an entanglement entropy estimator

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    Saguia, A., E-mail: amen@if.uff.br

    2013-11-08

    We use an estimator of quantum criticality based on the entanglement entropy to discuss the ground state properties of the 1D anisotropic Kondo necklace model. We found that the T=0 phase diagram of the model is described by a critical line separating an antiferromagnetic phase from a Kondo singlet state. Moreover we calculate the conformal anomaly on the critical line and obtain that c tends to 0.5 as the thermodynamic limit is reached. Hence we conclude that these transitions belong to Ising universality class being, therefore, second order transitions instead of infinite order as claimed before.

  10. Statistical mechanics of a one-component fluid of charged hard rods in 1D

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    The statistical mechanics of a classical one component system of charged hard rods in a neutralizing background is investigated in 1D stressing on the effects of the hard core interactions over the thermodynamic and the structure of the system. The crystalline status of the system at all temperatures and densities and the absence of phase transitions is shown by extending previous results of Baxter and Kunz on the one-component plasma of point particles. Explicit expressions for the thermodynamic functions and the one-particle correlation function are given in the limits of small and strong couplings. (author)

  11. Detecting topological phase transition in 1D superconducting systems with next nearest neighbor hopping

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    We investigate the effect of next-nearest-neighbor hopping on topological quantum phase transitions (QPTs) that are characterized by the number of Majorana zero modes in one-dimensional (1D) p-wave superconducting systems. We also numerically analyze the scaling behavior and the universality of the Berry phase (BP) of the ground state close to the critical point. For critical line (I), the derivative of the ground-state BP is nonanalytic at the phase boundaries. For the phase boundary (II), a noncontractible BP of the ground state itself is also a witness of quantum phase transition. (letter)

  12. Effect of low transverse magnetic field on the confinement strength in a quasi-1D wire

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    Transport measurements in a quasi-one dimensional (1D) quantum wire are reported in the presence of low transverse magnetic field. Differential conductance shows weak quantised plateaus when the 2D electrons are squeezed electrostatically. Application of a small transverse magnetic field (0.2T) enhances the overall degree of quantisation due to the formation of magneto-electric subbands. The results show the role of magnetic field to fine tune the confinement strength in low density wires when interaction gives rise to double row formation

  13. Spoof plasmon resonance with 1D periodic grooves for terahertz refractive index sensing

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    Zhang, Yusheng; Hong, Zhi; Han, Zhanghua

    2015-04-01

    We analyze the use of spoof plasmon resonance due to the excitation of spoof surface plasmons in a 1D array of rectangular grooves for terahertz refractive index sensing in an Otto configuration. The dependence of the resonant angle on the change of the refractive index is numerically investigated and a high angular sensitivity about S=320/RIU is demonstrated, which leads to a high resolution of 310-7 RIU assuming 110-4 degree for angular resolution. We further show that by using a slanted geometry an even higher sensitivity up to 452/RIU can be achieved. These results provide a novel method for terahertz refractive index sensing.

  14. Partial Internal Control Recovery on 1-D Klein-Gordon Systems

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    Iwan Pranoto

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In this exposition, a technique to recover internal control on a distributed parameter system is reported. The system is described by 1-D Klein-Gordon partial differential equation with a time-varying parameter. We would like to recover the internal control applied to the system if we know some limited information about the output. We use a method called sentinel method to recover the internal control. It involves some construction of a linear functional, and we show that this construction relates closely to the exact controllability problem.

  15. Light-Induced Crystallization of Cold Atoms in a 1D Optical Trap

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    Grießer, Tobias; Ritsch, Helmut

    2013-08-01

    Collective off-resonant scattering of coherent light by a cold gas induces long-range interactions via interference of light scattered by different particles. In a 1D configuration, these interactions grow particularly strong by coupling the particles via an optical nanofiber. Above a threshold pump laser intensity, we predict a phase transition from a homogeneous density to a self-sustained crystalline order. In the dispersive regime, we determine the critical condition for the onset of order as well as the forms of gas density and electric field patterns above threshold. Surprisingly, there can coexist multiple ordered states with distinct appearances.

  16. Fermi edge singularity and finite frequency spectral features in a semi-infinite 1D wire

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    Sheikhan, A.; Snyman, I.

    2012-01-01

    We theoretically study a charge qubit interacting with electrons in a semi-infinite 1D wire. The system displays the physics of the Fermi edge singularity. Our results generalize known results for the Fermi-edge system to the regime where excitations induced by the qubit can resolve the spatial structure of the scattering region. We find resonant features in the qubit tunneling rate as a function of the qubit level splitting. They occur at integer multiples of h times v_F/l. Here v_F is the F...

  17. 1--D Schr\\"odinger operators with local interactions on a discrete set

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    Kostenko, Aleksey; Malamud, Mark

    2009-01-01

    Spectral properties of 1-D Schr\\"odinger operators $\\mathrm{H}_{X,\\alpha}:=-\\frac{\\mathrm{d}^2}{\\mathrm{d} x^2} + \\sum_{x_{n}\\in X}\\alpha_n\\delta(x-x_n)$ with local point interactions on a discrete set $X=\\{x_n\\}_{n=1}^\\infty$ are well studied when $d_*:=\\inf_{n,k\\in\\N}|x_n-x_k|>0$. Our paper is devoted to the case $d_*=0$. We consider $\\mathrm{H}_{X,\\alpha}$ in the framework of extension theory of symmetric operators by applying the technique of boundary triplets and the corresponding Weyl f...

  18. Method of lines solution of partial differential equations. [MOL1D package

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    Hyman, J M

    1976-10-01

    An analysis is given of effective strategies for the so-called method of lines solution of the initial boundary-value problem for partial differential equations of the form u/sub t/ = g(x,t,u,u/sub x/,u/sub xx/,f/sub x/), where f = f*x,t,u,u/sub x/,u/sub xx/). Also described is a user-oriented FORTRAN subroutine package called MOL1D for the numerical solution of equations of this type using the method of lines. 5 figures, 10 tables.

  19. Binding and excitation energies of Lennard-Jones clusters in the 1/d-method

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    We present simple estimates of the binding energies of clusters of rare-gas atoms and excitation energies of low-lying states in trimers, which are obtained by writing formally the Schroedinger equation in d dimensions and expanding its solution in powers of 1/d. Comparison with Monte Carlo calculations for Lennard-Jones clusters (Nen, Arn, Krn, Xen, n=3-7 and 13) shows good agreement, and suggests that our formulae may be used to estimate the energy of rare-gas atoms interacting through realistic potentials. (author). 24 refs, 1 fig., 2 tabs

  20. 1-D transport model for analysis of expanding radius and full bore startup of tokamak plasmas

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    This report describes the physics models and numerical algorithms that have been used in the WHIST one-dimensional (1-D) transport code to study expanding radius vs full bore startup scenarios for tokamak plasmas. The phase of the tokamak discharge that is modeled is the time segment following plasma breakdown (and initial current channel formation) up to ignition. The code has been applied to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) The Next Step (TNS) reference design. The various physics models are presented, and references are made to benchmarking calculations when they exist

  1. Thermodynamic nature of vitrification in a 1D model of a structural glass former

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    We propose a new spin-glass model with no positional quenched disorder which is regarded as a coarse-grained model of a structural glass-former. The model is analyzed in the 1D case when the number N of states of a primary cell is large. For N → ∞, the model exhibits a sharp freezing transition of the thermodynamic origin. It is shown both analytically and numerically that the glass transition is accompanied by a significant growth of a static length scale ξ pointing to the structural (equilibrium) nature of dynamical slowdown effects in supercooled liquids

  2. Results and limits in the 1-D analytical modeling for the asymmetric DG SOI MOSFET

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    O. Cobianu; M. Glesner

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the results and the limits of 1-D analytical modeling of electrostatic potential in the low-doped p type silicon body of the asymmetric n-channel DG SOI MOSFET, where the contribution to the asymmetry comes only from p- and n-type doping of polysilicon used as the gate electrodes. Solving Poisson's equation with boundary conditions based on the continuity of normal electrical displacement at interfaces and the presence of a minimum electrostatic potential by using the...

  3. Investigation of 1-D crustal velocity structure beneath Izmir Gulf and surroundings by using local earthquakes

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    Polat, Orhan; Özer, Ćaglar

    2016-04-01

    In this study; we examined one dimensional crustal velocity structure of Izmir gulf and surroundings. We used nearly one thousand high quality (A and B class) earthquake data which recorded by Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) [1], Bogazici University (BU-KOERI) [2] and National Observatory of Athens (NOA) [3,4]. We tried several synthetic tests to understand power of new velocity structure, and examined phase residuals, RMS values and shifting tests. After evaluating these tests; we decided one dimensional velocity structure and minimum 1-D P wave velocities, hypocentral parameter and earthquake locations from VELEST algorithm. Distribution of earthquakes was visibly improved by using new minimum velocity structure.

  4. Anion-dependent construction of a series of fluorescent coordination polymers based on 1D zinc∩4,4‧-bis(imidazol-1-yl)-biphenyl substrates

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    Zou, Kang-Yu; Zou, Qian; Han, Tong; Liu, Yi-Chen; Wang, Jun-Jie; Zhang, Xue; Li, Zuo-Xi

    2016-03-01

    In this work, the rod-like ligand 4,4‧-bis(imidazol-1-yl)-biphenyl (bibp) has been utilized as a building block to carry out counterion effects on the structural diversities of coordination polymers. A series of new zinc complexes, [Zn(trans-bibp)Cl2]∞ (1), [Zn(trans-bibp)Br2]∞ (2), {[Zn(cis-bibp)(Ac)2]·(H2O)}∞ (3), [Zn(trans-bibp)SO4]∞ (4), {[Zn2(cis-bibp)2(ipa)2]·(H2O)}∞ (5, H2ipa=isophthalic acid) and {[Zn(trans-bibp)(cis-bibp)]·(ClO4)2(CHCl3)2(CH3OH)}∞ (6) have been successfully synthesized. Complexes 1 and 2 are iso-structural, which show a 1D W-type chain [Zn(trans-bibp)]∞. Complex 3 exhibits a 2D wave-like layer formed by the hydrogen bond among the 1D linear chain [Zn(cis-bibp)]∞. Complex 4 displays a 2D fish-bone lattice, which is generated from connecting the 1D W-type chain [Zn(trans-bibp)]∞ by the μ2-SO42- . Complex 5 presents an interesting 2D-3D 65·8 architecture, including two 1D chains [Zn(ipa)]∞ and [Zn(cis-bibp)]∞. Complex 6 demonstrates a 2D wave-like layer [Zn(trans-bibp)(cis-bibp)]∞. The structural diversities among 1-6 have been carefully discussed, and the role of counterion in the self-assembly of coordination polymer have also been well documented from the coordination affinity and bridging mode. Furthermore, the solid-state fluorescence properties of 1-6 at room temperature have been studied.

  5. On separation of eigenfrequencies in two-material structures using topology optimization: the 1D and 2D scalar cases

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    Jensen, Jakob Søndergaard; Pedersen, Niels Leergaard

    2003-01-01

    presented for vibration problems governed by the 1D and 2D scalar wave equations. Two different objectives are used in the optimization; the difference between two adjacent eigenfrequencies and the ratio between the squared eigenfrequencies. In the 1D case we use simple interpolation of material parameters...

  6. REFLA-1D/MODE3: a computer code for reflood thermo-hydrodynamic analysis during PWR-LOCA

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    This manual describes the REFLA-1D/MODE3 reflood system analysis code. This code can solve the core thermo-hydrodynamics under forced flooding conditions and gravity feed conditions in a system similar to FLECHT-SET Phase A. This manual describes the REFLA-1D/MODE3 models and provides application information required to utilize the code. (author)

  7. A 2D/1D coupling neutron transport method based on the matrix MOC and NEM methods

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    A new 2D/1D coupling method based on the matrix MOC method (MMOC) and nodal expansion method (NEM) is proposed for solving the three-dimensional heterogeneous neutron transport problem. The MMOC method, used for radial two-dimensional calculation, constructs a response matrix between source and flux with only one sweep and then solves the linear system by using the restarted GMRES algorithm instead of the traditional trajectory sweeping process during within-group iteration for angular flux update. Long characteristics are generated by using the customization of commercial software AutoCAD. A one-dimensional diffusion calculation is carried out in the axial direction by employing the NEM method. The 2D and ID solutions are coupled through the transverse leakage items. The 3D CMFD method is used to ensure the global neutron balance and adjust the different convergence properties of the radial and axial solvers. A computational code is developed based on these theories. Two benchmarks are calculated to verify the coupling method and the code. It is observed that the corresponding numerical results agree well with references, which indicates that the new method is capable of solving the 3D heterogeneous neutron transport problem directly. (authors)

  8. A 2D/1D coupling neutron transport method based on the matrix MOC and NEM methods

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    Zhang, H.; Zheng, Y.; Wu, H.; Cao, L. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi' an Jiaotong University, No. 28, Xianning West Road, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)

    2013-07-01

    A new 2D/1D coupling method based on the matrix MOC method (MMOC) and nodal expansion method (NEM) is proposed for solving the three-dimensional heterogeneous neutron transport problem. The MMOC method, used for radial two-dimensional calculation, constructs a response matrix between source and flux with only one sweep and then solves the linear system by using the restarted GMRES algorithm instead of the traditional trajectory sweeping process during within-group iteration for angular flux update. Long characteristics are generated by using the customization of commercial software AutoCAD. A one-dimensional diffusion calculation is carried out in the axial direction by employing the NEM method. The 2D and ID solutions are coupled through the transverse leakage items. The 3D CMFD method is used to ensure the global neutron balance and adjust the different convergence properties of the radial and axial solvers. A computational code is developed based on these theories. Two benchmarks are calculated to verify the coupling method and the code. It is observed that the corresponding numerical results agree well with references, which indicates that the new method is capable of solving the 3D heterogeneous neutron transport problem directly. (authors)

  9. Bogoliubov coefficients for the twist operator in the D1D5 CFT

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    Carson, Zaq, E-mail: carson.231@osu.edu; Mathur, Samir D., E-mail: mathur.16@osu.edu; Turton, David, E-mail: turton.7@osu.edu

    2014-12-15

    The D1D5 CFT is a holographic dual of a near-extremal black hole in string theory. The interaction in this theory involves a twist operator which joins together different copies of a free CFT. Given a large number of D1 and D5 branes, the effective length of the circle on which the CFT lives is very large. We develop a technique to study the effect of the twist operator in the limit where the wavelengths of excitations are short compared to this effective length, which we call the ‘continuum limit’. The method uses Bogoliubov coefficients to compute the effect of the twist operator in this limit. For bosonic fields, we use the method to reproduce recent results describing the effect of the twist operator when it links together CFT copies with windings M and N, producing a copy of winding M+N. We also comment on possible generalizations of our results. The methods developed here may help in understanding the twist interaction at higher orders. This in turn should provide insight into the thermalization process in the D1D5 CFT, which gives a holographic description of black hole formation.

  10. Assessment of improved root growth representation in a 1-D, field scale crop model

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    Miltin Mboh, Cho; Gaiser, Thomas; Ewert, Frank

    2015-04-01

    Many 1-D, field scale crop models over-simplify root growth. The over-simplification of this "hidden half" of the crop may have significant consequences on simulated root water and nutrient uptake with a corresponding reflection on the simulated crop yields. Poor representation of root growth in crop models may therefore constitute a major source of uncertainty propagation. In this study we assess the effect of an improved representation of root growth in a model solution of the model framework SIMPLACE (Scientific Impact assessment and Modeling PLatform for Advanced Crop and Ecosystem management) compared to conventional 1-D approaches. The LINTUL5 crop growth model is coupled to the Hillflow soil water balance model within the SIMPLACE modeling framework (Gaiser et al, 2013). Root water uptake scenarios in the soil hydrological simulator Hillflow (Bronstert, 1995) together with an improved representation of root growth is compared to scenarios for which root growth is simplified. The improvement of root growth is achieved by integrating root growth solutions from R-SWMS (Javaux et al., 2008) into the SIMPLACE model solution. R-SWMS is a three dimensional model for simultaneous modeling of root growth, soil water fluxes and solute transport and uptake. These scenarios are tested by comparing how well the simulated water contents match with the observed soil water dynamics. The impacts of the scenarios on above ground biomass and wheat grain are assessed

  11. Hypocenter determination using simulated annealing, updated 1D seismic velocity model and focal mechanism analysis

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    Akbar, Akhmad Fanani; Nugraha, Andri Dian; Sule, Rachmat; Juanda, Aditya Abdurrahman

    2013-09-01

    Hypocenter determination of micro-earthquakes of Mount "X-1" geothermal field has been conducted using simulated annealing and guided error search method using a 1D seismic velocity model. In order to speed up the hypocenter determination process a three-circle intersection method has been used to guide the simulated annealing and guided error search process. We used P and S arrival time's microseismic data. In the simulated annealing and guided error search processes, the minimum travel time from a source to a receiver has been calculated by employing ray tracing with shooting method. The resulting hypocenters from the above process occurred at depths of 3-4 km below mean sea level. These hypocenter distributions are correlated with previous study which was concluded that the most active microseismic area in which the site of many fractures and also vertical circulation place. Later on, resulting hypocenters location was used as input to determine 1-D seismic velocity using joint hypocenter determination method. The results of VELEST indicate show low Vp/Vs ratio value at depths of 3-4 km. Our interpretation is this anomaly may be related to a rock layer which is saturated by vapor (gas or steam). Another feature is high Vp/Vs ratio value at depths of 1-3 km that may related to a rock layer which is saturated by fluid or partial melting. We also analyze the focal mechanism of microseismic using ISOLA method to determine the source characteristic of this event.

  12. The eigenvalue equation for a 1-D Hamilton function in deformation quantization

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    The eigenvalue equation has been found for a Hamilton function in a form independent of the choice of a potential. This Letter proposes a modified Fedosov construction on a flat symplectic manifold. Necessary and sufficient conditions for solutions of an eigenvalue equation to be Wigner functions of pure states are presented. The 1-D harmonic oscillator eigenvalue equation in the coordinates time and energy is solved. A perturbation theory based on the variables time and energy is elaborated. -- Highlights: ► We propose a method of solution of the ⁎-genvalue equation for a 1-D Hamiltonian by the change of coordinates (q,p)→(time,energy). ► A covariant form of the ⁎-genvalue equation for Hamiltonian is presented. ► Continuity of a Wigner function of a pure state with respect to q and p has been proved. ► Three criteria for an arbitrary function to be a Wigner function of a pure state are presented and proved. ► A perturbation theory based on the variables time and energy is elaborated.

  13. Nylon 6,6 electrospun fibres reinforced by amino functionalised 1D and 2D carbon

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    Nylon 6,6 electrospun nanocomposites were prepared and reinforced with 0.1, 0.5 and 1wt.% of 1D and 2D carbon. Both carbon nanotubes and graphene were functionalised with amino groups (f-CNT and f-Ge respectively). The morphology and graphitization changes of carbon nanomaterials were evaluated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy; functional groups of modified nanomaterials was analysed by infrared spectroscopy. The mechanical response and the crystallinity of the fibres were measured by dynamical mechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry and wide angle x-ray diffraction. The morphology and dispersion of the nanomaterials in the nanofibres was studied by scanning electron microscopy and TEM. The storage modulus was improved by 118% for f-CNT and 116% for f-Ge. The mechanical response of the nanocomposites exhibited different behaviour upon loading of 1D and 2D carbon. This trend is consistent with the crystallinity of the nanofibres. This study showed f-CNT resulted in better mechanical properties at the lowest loading. On the other hand f-Ge showed improved reinforcing effect by increasing the filler loading. The two-dimensional structure of graphene was an important factor for the higher crystallinity in the electrospun nanofibres.

  14. Pharmacological challenge with a serotonin 1D agonist in alcohol dependence

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    Pienaar Willie

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Both animal and clinical studies have implicated serotonergic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of alcohol abuse and dependence. However the exact mechanisms involved remain unknown. Theoretically, low serotonin promotes alcohol seeking behavior. Sumatriptan is a serotonin1D agonist. It is postulated that sumatriptan's agonism at this terminal autoreceptor increases negative feedback, creating a net effect of decreased serotonergic neurotransmission. Administration of sumatriptan should therefore produce a craving for alcohol and the desire to drink. Methods Fifteen patients with alcohol dependence who had undergone detoxification were recruited. Sumatriptan (100 mg and placebo was administered in cross-over fashion on 2 separate days 72 hours apart. Both patients and raters were blind to all treatments. Patients were assessed on the following scales at -30, 0, 30, 90, 150 and 210 minutes: A 6-item scale designed to rate the patient's intention to drink; The Sensation Scale; a 13-item affect analog scale designed to rate the pattern and extent of emotional changes; and an 8-item scale designed to rate the patient's craving for alcohol Results No significant differences were found between the placebo and sumatriptan groups and no significant cross over effects were found. Conclusion The general lack of efficacy of sumatriptan in producing alcohol-like symptoms or a desire to drink alcohol may suggest that the 5HT1D receptor plays little role in the pathophysiology of alcoholism.

  15. A world-line framework for 1D topological conformal σ-models

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    Baulieu, L.; Holanda, N. L.; Toppan, F.

    2015-11-01

    We use world-line methods for pseudo-supersymmetry to construct sl(2|1)-invariant actions for the (2, 2, 0) chiral and (1, 2, 1) real supermultiplets of the twisted D-module representations of the sl(2|1) superalgebra. The derived one-dimensional topological conformal σ-models are invariant under nilpotent operators. The actions are constructed for both parabolic and hyperbolic/trigonometric realizations (with extra potential terms in the latter case). The scaling dimension λ of the supermultiplets defines a coupling constant, 2λ + 1, the free theories being recovered at λ = - /1 2 . We also present, generalizing previous works, the D-module representations of one-dimensional superconformal algebras induced by N = ( p , q ) pseudo-supersymmetry acting on (k, n, n - k) supermultiplets. Besides sl(2|1), we obtain the superalgebras A(1, 1), D(2, 1; α), D(3, 1), D(4, 1), A(2, 1) from (p, q) = (1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (4, 4), (5, 1), at given k, n and critical values of λ.

  16. NOKIN1D: one-dimensional neutron kinetics based on a nodal collocation method

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    Verdú, G.; Ginestar, D.; Miró, R.; Jambrina, A.; Barrachina, T.; Soler, Amparo; Concejal, Alberto

    2014-06-01

    The TRAC-BF1 one-dimensional kinetic model is a formulation of the neutron diffusion equation in the two energy groups' approximation, based on the analytical nodal method (ANM). The advantage compared with a zero-dimensional kinetic model is that the axial power profile may vary with time due to thermal-hydraulic parameter changes and/or actions of the control systems but at has the disadvantages that in unusual situations it fails to converge. The nodal collocation method developed for the neutron diffusion equation and applied to the kinetics resolution of TRAC-BF1 thermal-hydraulics, is an adaptation of the traditional collocation methods for the discretization of partial differential equations, based on the development of the solution as a linear combination of analytical functions. It has chosen to use a nodal collocation method based on a development of Legendre polynomials of neutron fluxes in each cell. The qualification is carried out by the analysis of the turbine trip transient from the NEA benchmark in Peach Bottom NPP using both the original 1D kinetics implemented in TRAC-BF1 and the 1D nodal collocation method.

  17. Assessment of a fast electro-optical shutter for 1D spontaneous Raman scattering in flames

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    Ajrouche, Hassan; Lo, Amath; Vervisch, Pierre; Cessou, Armelle

    2015-07-01

    A critical aspect of 1D single-shot spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS) experiments in turbulent flames is the need to ensure highly efficient detection associated with fast temporal gating to remove flame emission. Back-illuminated CCD cameras are remarkable for their high quantum efficiency, large dynamic range, good spatial resolution and low readout noise. However, their full-frame architecture makes these detectors difficult to use for SRS measurements in flame and requires the development of a high-speed shutter. The present work proposes a fast electro-optical shutter composed of a large aperture Pockels cell placed between two crossed polarizers, providing high-speed gating up to 500 ns. The throughput of the shutter and its spatial homogeneity are measured. The angular tolerance of the Pockels cell is determined and its suitability for 1D probing is assessed. Spectra acquired in a premixed methane-air flame show the capacity of the shutter to remove flame emission and increase the signal-to-noise ratio for major Raman species.

  18. 1-D Air-snowpack modeling of atmospheric nitrous acid at South Pole during ANTCI 2003

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    W. Liao

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A 1-D air-snowpack model of HONO has been developed and constrained by observed chemistry and meteorology data. The 1-D model includes molecular diffusion and mechanical dispersion, windpumping in snow, gas phase to quasi-liquid layer phase HONO transfer and quasi-liquid layer nitrate and interstitial air HONO photolysis. Photolysis of nitrate is important as a dominant HONO source inside the snowpack, however, the observed HONO emission from the snowpack was triggered mainly by the equilibrium between quasi liquid layer nitrite and firn air HONO deep down the snow surface (i.e. 30 cm below snow surface. The high concentration of HONO in the firn air is subsequently transported above the snowpack by diffusion and windpumping. The model uncertainties come mainly from lack of measurements and the interpretation of the QLL properties based on the bulk snow measurements. One critical factor is the ionic strength of QLL nitrite, which is estimated here by the bulk snow pH, nitrite concentration, and QLL to bulk snow volume ratio.

  19. 1-D air-snowpack modeling of atmospheric nitrous acid at South Pole during ANTCI 2003

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    Wei Liao

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available A 1-D air-snowpack model of HONO has been developed and constrained by observed chemistry and meteorology data. The 1-D model includes molecular diffusion and mechanical dispersion, windpumping in snow, gas phase to quasi-liquid layer phase HONO transfer and quasi-liquid layer nitrate and interstitial air HONO photolysis. Photolysis of nitrate is important as a dominant HONO source inside the snowpack, however, the observed HONO emission from the snowpack was triggered mainly by the equilibrium between quasi liquid layer nitrite and firn air HONO deep down the snow surface (i.e. 30 cm below snow surface. The high concentration of HONO in the firn air is subsequently transported above the snowpack by diffusion and windpumping. The model uncertainties come mainly from lack of measurements and the interpretation of the QLL properties based on the bulk snow measurements. One critical factor is the ionic strength of QLL nitrite, which is estimated here by the bulk snow pH, nitrite concentration, and QLL to bulk snow volume ratio.

  20. Superdescendants of the D1D5 CFT and their dual 3-charge geometries

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    Giusto, Stefano [Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia “Galileo Galilei”, Università di Padova,Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); I.N.F.N. Sezione di Padova,Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); Russo, Rodolfo [Centre for Research in String Theory, School of Physics and Astronomy,Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de L’Ecole Normale Supérieure,24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris cedex (France)

    2014-03-03

    We describe how to obtain the gravity duals of semiclassical states in the D1-D5 CFT that are superdescendants of a class of RR ground states. On the gravity side, the configurations we construct are regular and asymptotically reproduce the 3-charge D1-D5-P black hole compactified on S{sup 1}×T{sup 4}. The geometries depend trivially on the T{sup 4} directions but non-trivially on the remaining 6D space. In the decoupling limit, they reduce to asymptotically AdS{sub 3}×S{sup 3}×T{sup 4} spaces that are dual to CFT states obtained by acting with (exponentials of) the operators of the superconformal algebra. As explicit examples, we generalise the solution first constructed in arXiv:1306.1745 and discuss another class of states that have a more complicated dual geometry. By using the free orbifold description of the CFT we calculate the average values for momentum and the angular momenta of these configurations. Finally we compare the CFT results with those obtained in the bulk from the asymptotically M{sup 1,4}×S{sup 1}×T{sup 4} region.

  1. Uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitate ligand: Unique 1D channel structures and diverse fluorescence

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    Zhang, Yingjie; Bhadbhade, Mohan; Karatchevtseva, Inna; Price, Jason R.; Liu, Hao; Zhang, Zhaoming; Kong, Linggen; Čejka, Jiří; Lu, Kim; Lumpkin, Gregory R.

    2015-03-01

    Three new coordination polymers of uranium(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H4btca) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. (ED)[(UO2)(btca)]·(DMSO)·3H2O (1) (ED=ethylenediammonium; DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) has a lamellar structure with intercalation of ED and DMSO. (NH4)2[(UO2)6O2(OH)6(btca)]·~6H2O (2) has a 3D framework built from 7-fold coordinated uranyl trinuclear units and btca ligands with 1D diamond-shaped channels (~8.5 Å×~8.6 Å). [(UO2)2(H2O)(btca)]·4H2O (3) has a 3D network constructed by two types of 7-fold coordinated uranium polyhedron. The unique μ5-coordination mode of btca in 3 enables the formation of 1D olive-shaped large channels (~4.5 Å×~19 Å). Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and fluorescence properties have been investigated.

  2. Unveiling the Role of CNTs on the Phase Formation of 1D Ferroelectrics

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    Mahajan, Amit

    2015-05-21

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have the potential to act as templates or bottom electrodes for three dimension (3D) capacitor arrays, which utilise one dimension (1D) ferroelectric nanostructures to increase memory size and density. However, growing a ferroelectric on the surface of CNTs is non-trivial. Here, we demonstrate that multi-walled (MW) CNTs decrease the time and temperature for formation of lead zirconium titanate Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 (PZT) by ~100 ºC commensurate with a decrease in activation energy from 68±15 kJ/mol to 27±2 kJ/mol. As a consequence, monophasic PZT was obtained at 575 ºC for MWCNTs/PZT whereas for pure PZT traces of pyrochlore were still present at 650 ºC, where PZT phase formed due to homogeneous nucleation. The piezoelectric nature of MWCNT/PZT synthesised at 500 ºC for 1 h was proved. Although further work is required to prove the concept of 3D capacitor arrays, our result suggests that it is feasible to utilise MWCNTs as templates/electrodes for the formation of 1D PZT nano ferroelectrics.

  3. Scale-Invariant Local Descriptor for Event Recognition in 1D Sensor Signals

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    Xie, Jierui

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce a shape-based, time-scale invariant feature descriptor for 1-D sensor signals. The time-scale invariance of the feature allows us to use feature from one training event to describe events of the same semantic class which may take place over varying time scales such as walking slow and walking fast. Therefore it requires less training set. The descriptor takes advantage of the invariant location detection in the scale space theory and employs a high level shape encoding scheme to capture invariant local features of events. Based on this descriptor, a scale-invariant classifier with "R" metric (SIC-R) is designed to recognize multi-scale events of human activities. The R metric combines the number of matches of keypoint in scale space with the Dynamic Time Warping score. SICR is tested on various types of 1-D sensors data from passive infrared, accelerometer and seismic sensors with more than 90% classification accuracy.

  4. Ident 1D - a novel software tool for an easy identification of material constitutive parameters

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    Non-linear finite element computations make use of very sophisticated constitutive equations for description of materials behaviour. The first difficulty encountered by potential users is the gap existing between raw material characterisation on uniaxial specimens and the knowledge of the required equation's parameters. There are very few software for this particular task. IDENT 1D is a special software developed under Matlab language in our laboratory, which is able to provide a complete optimised parameters set for implemented models. The originality of IDENT 1D is that no initial estimation of the material parameters is requested of the user. Two main examples are described in this article: the Lemaitre and Chaboche creep law coupled with damage and a non unified cyclic law proposed by Contesti and Cailletaud with a separation of plastic and viscous strain terms which is called DDI model. For both laws, the identification method is completely described. Each method is then applied to a set of experimental data. In both cases, the results of the parameters identification show a very good agreement with experimental data. (authors)

  5. IDENT 1D - a novel software tool for an easy identification of material constitutive parameters

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    Non-linear finite element computations make use of very sophisticated constitutive equations for the description of materials behaviour. The first difficulty encountered by potential users is the gap existing between raw material characterisation on uniaxial specimens and the knowledge of the required equation's parameters. There are very few softwares for this particular task. IDENT 1D is a special software developed under Matlab language in our laboratory, which is able to provide a complete optimised parameters set for implemented models. The originality of IDENT 1D is that no initial estimation of the material parameters is requested of the user. Two main examples are described in this article: the LEMAITRE AND CHABOCHE (1990) creep law coupled with damage and a non unified cyclic law proposed by CONTESTI AND CAILLETAUD (1989) with a separation of plastic and viscous strain terms which is called DDI model. For both laws, the identification method is completely described. Each method is then applied to a set of experimental data. In both cases, the results of the parameters identification show a very good agreement with experimental data. (orig.)

  6. Comparison analysis of 1D/2D/3D neutronics modeling for a fusion reactor

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    Fusion reactors have the characteristics of a strong anisotropic neutron flux distribution, wide range of neutron energy and spatial non-uniformity of the power density distribution caused by the external fusion neutron source. The static state neutronics analyses of a fusion power reactor (named FDS-II) have been carried out to find out the effects of the 1D/2D/3D geometric descriptions for computational models. The neutron wall loading distribution, tritium-breeding ratio and power density distribution are calculated to evaluate the nuclear performance using the Monte Carlo transport code MCNP4C and nuclear data library FENDL-2.1. Comparison of the results suggests that the value of TBR calculated by the 1D approach overestimates the tritium-breeding ratio especially in the inner blanket. The power density distribution based on the 2D and 3D models were similar since they all consider the effects of the axial components. For obtaining global scalar quantities for general use, simplified models of the fusion reactor are usually sufficient. However, more calculations are needed to test the validity of each model in different regions of phase space

  7. A Review of Swarm-Based 1D/2D Signal Processing

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    Horia Mihail Teodorescu

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available While swarming behavior, widely encountered in nature, has recently sparked numerous models and interest in domains as optimization, data clustering, and control, their application to signal processing remains sporadic. In this paper I provide a unitary treatment and a review of former results obtained in signal filtering and enhancement using swarms. General equations are presented for these procedures and stability issues are considered, with examples. The paper overviews several swarming model I introduced in previous papers and provides new evidence of the applicability of these models in signal processing. In all the models for 1D signal processing, the key idea is that the swarm hunts a prey that impersonates the filtered signal. In the 2D models, the signal (image represents the “landscape” over which the swarm moves at a distance, while the swarm interacts with the signal (landscape. I provide and discuss details of the underlying theory of the models for processing time-domain signals and images. While this paper partly follows and summarizes previous papers, it nevertheless includes supplementary theoretical and algorithmic considerations and new results for both 1D and 2D signal processing. Although following either biological models or physical models in swarm algorithms is not generally accepted for technical applications, we prefer to emphasize the analogies established by our biomimetic approach with these two groups of models.

  8. The finite-element method for multigroup neutron transport: anisotropic scattering in 1-D slab geometry

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    Proof-tests on 1-D multigroup neutron transport problems are reported for strong anisotropic scattering. These tests have been undertaken as part of the validation of the 3-D multigroup finite-element transport code FELTRAN for anisotropic scattering media. To illustrate the treatment of within-group and intergroup anisotropic scattering in the finite-element method the relevant theory is outlined. Ingroup scattering is checked using the backward-forward-isotropic (BFI) scattering law for source and eigenvalue problems. With this law anisotropic scattering problems can be transformed into equivalent isotropic scattering problems. In this way the well-validated isotropic scattering version of FELTRAN is used to validate the anisotropic version. Intergroup scattering effects are checked by solving few-group source problems for P1 and P3 scattering and the BFI scattering law. For P1 and P3 scattering checks are made with the discrete-ordinate finite-difference code ANISN and the spherical harmonics finite-difference code MARC/PN. For the BFI scattering law comparison is made with two-group exact solutions of Williams (1985) for 1-D systems. (author)

  9. Direct Observation of Chiral Topological Solitons in 1D Charge-Density Waves

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    Kim, Tae-Hwan; Cheon, Sangmo; Lee, Sung-Hoon; Yeom, Han Woong

    2015-03-01

    Macroscopic and classical solitons are easily and ubiquitously found, from tsunami to blood pressure pulses, but those in microscopic scale are hard to observe. While the existence of such topological solitons were predicted theoretically and evidenced indirectly by the transport and infrared spectroscopy measurements, the direct observation has been hampered by their high mobility and small dimension. In this talk, we show direct observation of topological solitons in the quasi-1D charge-density wave (CDW) ground state of indium atomic wires, which are consisting of interacting double Peierls chains. Such solitons exhibit a characteristic spatial variation of the CDW amplitudes as expected from the electronic structure. Furthermore, these solitons have an exotic hidden topology originated by topologically different 4-fold degenerate CDW ground states. Their exotic topology leads to the chirality of 1D topological solitons through interaction between two solitons in the double Peierls chains. Detailed scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy reveal their chiral nature at the atomic scale. This work paves the avenue toward the microscopic exploitation of the peculiar properties of nanoscale chiral solitons.

  10. Simulation of hetero-junction silicon solar cells with AMPS-1D

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    Hernandez-Como, Norberto; Morales-Acevedo, Arturo [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Electrical Engineering Department, Avenida IPN No. 2508, 07360 Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    2010-01-15

    Mono- and poly-crystalline silicon solar cell modules currently represent between 80% and 90% of the PV world market. The reasons are the stability, robustness and reliability of this kind of solar cells as compared to those of emerging technologies. Then, in the mid-term, silicon solar cells will continue playing an important role for their massive terrestrial application. One important approach is the development of silicon solar cells processed at low temperatures (less than 300 C) by depositing amorphous silicon layers with the purpose of passivating the silicon surface, and avoiding the degradation suffered by silicon when processed at temperatures above 800 C. This kind of solar cells is known as HIT cells (hetero-junction with an intrinsic thin amorphous layer) and are already produced commercially (Sanyo Ltd.), reaching efficiencies above 20%. In this work, HIT solar cells are simulated by means of AMPS-1D, which is a program developed at Pennsylvania State University. We shall discuss the modifications required by AMPS-1D for simulating this kind of structures since this program explicitly does not take into account interfaces with high interfacial density of states as occurs at amorphous-crystalline silicon hetero-junctions. (author)

  11. Quasinormal modes of (anti-)de Sitter black holes in the 1 /D expansion

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    Emparan, Roberto; Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro

    2015-04-01

    We use the inverse-dimensional expansion to compute analytically the frequencies of a set of quasinormal modes of static black holes of Einstein-(Anti-)de Sitter gravity, including the cases of spherical, planar or hyperbolic horizons. The modes we study are decoupled modes localized in the near-horizon region, which are the ones that capture physics peculiar to each black hole (such as their instabilities), and which in large black holes contain hydrodynamic behavior. Our results also give the unstable Gregory-Laflamme frequencies of Ricci-flat black branes to two orders higher in 1 /D than previous calculations. We discuss the limits on the accuracy of these results due to the asymptotic but not convergent character of the 1 /D expansion, which is due to the violation of the decoupling condition at finite D. Finally, we compare the frequencies for AdS black branes to calculations in the hydrodynamic expansion in powers of the momentum k. Our results extend up to k 9 for the sound mode and to k 8 for the shear mode.

  12. Numerical analysis of RBHT reflood experiments using MARS 1D and 3D modules

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    The Rod Bundle Heat Transfer (RBHT) program was performed experimentally to analyze the reflood heat transfer phenomena under the conditions of reflood phase following a hypothesized loss of coolant accident (LOCA) by the team of Penn State University. In order to verify the experimental data using a numerical analysis, the Multi-dimensional Analysis of Reactor Safety (MARS) assessment of the RBHT experimental data was carried out for the flooding rates of 0.0254 and 0.1524 m/sec with the upper plenum pressure of 276 kPa. The RBHT experimental data of Tests 1285 and 1383 were compared with the calculation results of the MARS 1D and 3D modules. The MARS code shows a good agreement in the general trend of the peak cladding temperatures although there are limitations in predicting accurate quenching time for both modules. However, in comparison to the MARS 1D module simulation, the MARS 3D module shows the improved calculation capability in that the code can capture local enhanced heat transfer with implication of spacer grids. Moreover, the temperature profiles simulated by the 3D module show the accurate prediction at which the local peak temperatures occur. For more enhanced simulations, local flow parameters such as cross flow and vortex flow need to be analyzed for a more accurate prediction of quenching behavior. (author)

  13. Dynamical compactification of D-dimensional gravity coupled to antisymmetric tensors in a 1/D expansion

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    The effective potential of components of the curl of an antisymmetric tensor coupled to gravity in D dimensions is evaluated in a 1/D expansion. For large D, only highest-rank propagators contribute to leading order, while multiloop diagrams are suppressed by phase-space factors. Divergences are regulated by a cut-off LAMBDA, that we interpret as the mass-breaking scale of a larger theory that is finite. As an application we consider the bosonic sector of D=11, N=1 supergravity. If the full theory is finite, then LAMBDA is msub(SUSY): the scale below which the fermion sector decouples. For m9sub(SUSY)>1/akappa2, (kappa2: the D=11 Newton's coupling, a approx.= O(1)) the 11-dimensional symmetric vacuum is unstable under compactification. For m9sub(SUSY)2, it is metastable. To leading order in 1/D, all gauge dependence cancels identically, while ghosts as well as the graviton decouple. (author)

  14. 1D graphene-like silicon systems: silicene nano-ribbons

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    Through this review we can follow the various phases that have led to the discovery of the new allotrope form of silicon: silicene. This is a one-atom thick silicon sheet arranged in a honeycomb lattice, similar to graphene. For silicon, which usually is sp3 hybridized, it represents an unusual and rare structure. First, silicene was theoretically hypothesized and subsequently its structure calculated as a possible candidate for nano-ribbons of Si grown on the anisotropic Ag(110) surface. It was only later, when the physical and chemical properties of this peculiar form of silicon, demonstrating the presence of π and π* bands giving the so-called Dirac cones at the K corners of the Brillouin zone, the sp2-like nature of the valence orbitals of the Si-Si bonds and its strong resistance towards oxygen were reported, that the real existence of silicene became recognized in the scientific community. This review is essentially focused on the experimental work performed on 1D isolated silicene nano-ribbons and their 1D dense array grown on Ag(110) surfaces. (topical review)

  15. Inherent structures and non-equilibrium dynamics of 1D constrained kinetic models a comparison study

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    Crisanti, A; Rocco, A; Sellitto, M

    2000-01-01

    e discuss the relevance of the Stillinger and Weber approach to the glass transition investigating the non-equilibrium behavior of models with non-trivial dynamics, but with simple equilibrium properties. We consider a family of 1D constrained kinetic models, which interpolates between the asymmetric chain introduced by Eisinger and J\\"ackle [Z. Phys. {\\bf B84}, 115 (1991)] and the symmetric chain introduced by Fredrickson and Andersen [Phys. Rev. Lett {\\bf 53}, 1244 (1984)], and the 1D version of the Backgammon model [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 75}, 1190 (1995)]. We show that the configurational entropy obtained from the inherent structures is the same for all models irrespective of their different microscopic dynamics. We present a detailed study of the coarsening behavior of these models, including the relation between fluctuations and response. Our results suggest that any approach to the glass transition inspired by mean-field ideas and resting on the definition of a configurational entropy must rely on the a...

  16. Quasinormal modes of (Anti-)de Sitter black holes in the 1/D expansion

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    Emparan, Roberto; Tanabe, Kentaro

    2015-01-01

    We use the inverse-dimensional expansion to compute analytically the frequencies of a set of quasinormal modes of static black holes of Einstein-(Anti-)de Sitter gravity, including the cases of spherical, planar or hyperbolic horizons. The modes we study are decoupled modes localized in the near-horizon region, which are the ones that capture physics peculiar to each black hole (such as their instabilities), and which in large black holes contain hydrodynamic behavior. Our results also give the unstable Gregory-Laflamme frequencies of Ricci-flat black branes to two orders higher in 1/D than previous calculations. We discuss the limits on the accuracy of these results due to the asymptotic but not convergent character of the 1/D expansion, which is due to the violation of the decoupling condition at finite D. Finally, we compare the frequencies for AdS black branes to calculations in the hydrodynamic expansion in powers of the momentum k. Our results extend up to k^9 for the sound mode and to k^8 for the shear...

  17. GSTZ1d: a new allele of glutathione transferase zeta and maleylacetoacetate isomerase.

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    Blackburn, A C; Coggan, M; Tzeng, H F; Lantum, H; Polekhina, G; Parker, M W; Anders, M W; Board, P G

    2001-11-01

    The zeta class glutathione transferases (GSTs) are known to catalyse the isomerization of maleylacetoacetate (MAA) to fumarylacetoacetate (FAA), and the biotransformation of dichloroacetic acid to glyoxylate. A new allele of human GSTZ1, characterized by a Thr82Met substitution and termed GSTZ1d, has been identified by analysis of the expressed sequence tag (EST) database. In European Australians, GSTZ1d occurs with a frequency of 0.16. Like GSTZ1b-1b and GSTZ1c-1c, the new isoform has low activity with dichloroacetic acid compared with GSTZ1a-1a. The low activity appears to be due to a high sensitivity to substrate inhibition. The maleylacetoacetate isomerase (MAAI) activity of all known variants was compared using maleylacetone as a substrate. Significant differences in activity were noted, with GSTZ1a-1a having a notably lower catalytic efficiency. The unusual catalytic properties of GSTZ1a-1a in both reactions suggest that its characteristic arginine at position 42 plays a significant role in the regulation of substrate access and/or product release. The different amino acid substitutions have been mapped on to the recently determined crystal structure of GSTZ1-1 to evaluate and explain their influence on function. PMID:11692075

  18. Fuel temperature estimation of MATRA code for SPERT-1D plate fuel during RIA

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    In transient analysis, heat flux is not directly given but derived from heat conduction in fuel using heat source supplied by neutronics. The conduction in MATRA code computes internal temperature distributions within heat conducting material and the surface heat fluxes to adjacent fluid channels. In conduction, orthogonal collocation is employed to an approximate polynomial solution with residuals method. Typical subchannel codes developed to design the commercial LWR are mainly performed to validate on the rod type with ceramic fuel. On the contrary, there are few validations on the plate type with metal fuel. SPERT-1D test with a metal fuel of plate type generally used in the was to measure the fuel centerline and surface temperature during power transients by RIA. Validations of the plate type fuel temperature calculation of MATRA code are performed to compare the SPERT-1D test results using equal heat transfer coefficient model. Fuel model of MATRA code was estimated to compare the fuel centerline and surface temperature with the transient experimental results. For the sake of estimating a pool boiling using subchannel code, equal heat transfer coefficient model was developed. The main idea of the model substitutes the pool boiling condition to the equal forced convection heat transfer coefficient neglecting the detail flow condition

  19. A mass-conservative finite volume predictor-corrector solution of the 1D Richards' equation

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    Lai, Wencong; Ogden, Fred L.

    2015-04-01

    Numerical solution of the Richards' equation (RE) in variably saturated soils continues to be a challenge due to its highly non-linear behavior. This is particularly true as soils approach saturation and the behavior of the fundamental partial differential equation changes from elliptic to parabolic. In this paper, a finite volume predictor-corrector method with adaptive time-stepping was developed to solve the 1D vertical RE. The numerical method was mass-conservative and non-iterative. In the predictor step, the pressure head-based form of the RE was solved using the cell-centered finite volume method and the pressure head was updated. In the corrector step, the soil water content was calculated by solving the mixed form RE. Five different schemes to evaluate the inter-cell hydraulic conductivity were investigated. The robustness and accuracy of the numerical model were demonstrated through simulation of experimental tests, including free drainage, field infiltration into wet and dry soils, and laboratory infiltration with falling water table. Numerical results were compared against laboratory measurements, simulation results from the Hydrus-1D program, or analytical solution when available. Results showed that the developed scheme is robust and accurate in simulating variably saturated flows with various boundary conditions. The arithmetic mean and Szymkiewicz's mean of inter-cell hydraulic conductivity performed better than other methods especially in the case of infiltration into very dry soil.

  20. A world-line framework for 1D Topological Conformal sigma-models

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    Baulieu, L; Toppan, F

    2015-01-01

    We use world-line methods for pseudo-supersymmetry to construct $sl(2|1)$-invariant actions for the $(2,2,0)$ chiral and ($1,2,1)$ real supermultiplets of the twisted $D$-module representations of the $sl(2|1)$ superalgebra. The derived one-dimensional topological conformal $\\sigma$-models are invariant under nilpotent operators. The actions are constructed for both parabolic and hyperbolic/trigonometric realizations (with extra potential terms in the latter case). The scaling dimension $\\lambda$ of the supermultiplets defines a coupling constant, $2\\lambda+1$, the free theories being recovered at $\\lambda=-\\frac{1}{2}$. We also present, generalizing previous works, the $D$-module representations of one-dimensional superconformal algebras induced by ${\\cal N}=(p,q)$ pseudo-supersymmetry acting on $(k,n,n-k)$ supermultiplets. Besides $sl(2|1)$, we obtain the superalgebras $A(1,1)$, $D(2,1;\\alpha)$, $D(3,1)$, $D(4,1)$, $A(2,1)$ from $(p,q)= (1,1), (2,2), (3,3), (4,4), (5,1)$, at given $k,n$ and critical values ...

  1. Performance studies on high pressure 1-D position sensitive neutron detectors

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    S S Desai; A M Shaikh

    2008-11-01

    The powder diffractometer and Hi-Q diffractometer at Dhruva reactor make use of five identical 1-D position sensitive detectors (PSDs) to scan scattering angles in the range 3° to 140°. In order to improve the overall throughput of these spectrometers, it is planned to install a bank of 15 high-efficiency and high-resolution PSDs arranged in three layers with five PSDs in each layer. With each high pressure PSD (3He 10 bar + Kr 2 bar) showing the efficiency gain of 1.8 at 1.2 Å, detector bank is expected to show overall gain of 5.5 times the present detection efficiency and reduction in data collection time by equivalent factor. The 1-D PSDs are developed in batches of five, and are characterized so that all PSDs operate at uniform parameters such as position resolution, uniformity of efficiency and linearity of response. Position spectrum indicates the differential position resolution to be ∼ 1 mm and integral position resolution to be 3–4 mm. Broadening of position spectrum at the extreme end of sensitive length of PSD is analysed using fine shift of the beam. Dependence of position resolution and dynamic range of output pulse on the input impedance of pre-amplifier is also presented.

  2. Quasi-1D physics in metal-organic frameworks: MIL-47(V from first principles

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    Danny E. P. Vanpoucke

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The geometric and electronic structure of the MIL-47(V metal-organic framework (MOF is investigated by using ab initio density functional theory (DFT calculations. Special focus is placed on the relation between the spin configuration and the properties of the MOF. The ground state is found to be antiferromagnetic, with an equilibrium volume of 1554.70 Å3. The transition pressure of the pressure-induced large-pore-to-narrow-pore phase transition is calculated to be 82 MPa and 124 MPa for systems with ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic chains, respectively. For a mixed system, the transition pressure is found to be a weighted average of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic transition pressures. Mapping DFT energies onto a simple-spin Hamiltonian shows both the intra- and inter-chain coupling to be antiferromagnetic, with the latter coupling constant being two orders of magnitude smaller than the former, suggesting the MIL-47(V to present quasi-1D behavior. The electronic structure of the different spin configurations is investigated and it shows that the band gap position varies strongly with the spin configuration. The valence and conduction bands show a clear V d-character. In addition, these bands are flat in directions orthogonal to VO6 chains, while showing dispersion along the the direction of the VO6 chains, similar as for other quasi-1D materials.

  3. N = 1, D = 6 supergravity: Duality and non-minimal couplings

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    Six-dimensional supergravity theories and their duality properties play a central role in the context of string duality and string compactifications. Lowering dimensions usually leads to an increasing complexity of theories; in this respect six dimensions seem to constitute an appropriate compromise between the physical four and the presumably more fundamental ten or eleven dimensions. In this paper we present a superspace formulation of N = 1, D = 6 supergravity with one tensor multiplet and an arbitrary number of vector- and hypermultiplets, in which the bosonic abelian superforms of the theory, the dilaton, the abelian gauge fields and the two-form are replaced by their S-duals i.e. four-, three- and two-superforms respectively, in compatibility with supersymmetry. As usual this replacement interchanges Bianchi identities with equations of motion. This formulation holds in the presence of one tensor multiplet and arbitrary numbers of hypermultiplets and abelian super-Maxwell multiplets if all couplings are minimal. We determine the consistency conditions for non-minimal couplings in N = 1, D = 6 supergravity, for which we present a particularly significant solution, namely the one associated with the Chern-Simons-Lorentz three-form which entails the Green-Schwarz anomaly cancellation mechanism. In the case of non-minimal couplings it is found that the gauge fields and the two-form can still be dualized while the dilaton has to remain a zero-form. (orig.)

  4. Calibration of Axisymmetric and Quasi-1D Solvers for High Enthalpy Nozzles

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    Papadopoulos, P. E.; Gochberg, L. A.; Tokarcik-Polsky, S.; Venkatapathy, E.; Deiwert, G. S.; Edwards, Thomas A. (Technical Monitor)

    1994-01-01

    The proposed paper will present a numerical investigation of the flow characteristics and boundary layer development in the nozzles of high enthalpy shock tunnel facilities used for hypersonic propulsion testing. The computed flow will be validated against existing experimental data. Pitot pressure data obtained at the entrance of the test cabin will be used to validate the numerical simulations. It is necessary to accurately model the facility nozzles in order to characterize the test article flow conditions. Initially the axisymmetric nozzle flow will be computed using a Navier Stokes solver for a range of reservoir conditions. The calculated solutions will be compared and calibrated against available experimental data from the DLR HEG piston-driven shock tunnel and the 16-inch shock tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center. The Reynolds number is assumed to be high enough at the throat that the boundary layer flow is assumed turbulent at this point downstream. The real gas affects will be examined. In high Mach number facilities the boundary layer is thick. Attempts will be made to correlate the boundary layer displacement thickness. The displacement thickness correlation will be used to calibrate the quasi-1D codes NENZF and LSENS in order to provide fast and efficient tools of characterizing the facility nozzles. The calibrated quasi-1D codes will be implemented to study the effects of chemistry and the flow condition variations at the test section due to small variations in the driver gas conditions.

  5. Genetic disruption of AMPK signaling abolishes both contraction- and insulin-stimulated TBC1D1 phosphorylation and 14-3-3 binding in mouse skeletal muscle

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    Pehmøller, Christian; Treebak, Jonas Thue; Birk, Jesper Bratz; Chen, Shuai; Mackintosh, Carol; Hardie, D. Grahame; Richter, Erik; Wojtaszewski, Jørgen

    2009-01-01

    translocation, and overexpression of TBC1D1 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes with low endogenous TBC1D1 expression inhibits insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation, suggesting a role of TBC1D1 in regulating GLUT4 translocation. Aiming to unravel the regulation of TBC1D1 during contraction and the potential role of AMPK in...

  6. Lysophospholipid presentation by CD1d and recognition by a human Natural Killer T-cell receptor

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    López-Sagaseta, Jacinto; Sibener, Leah V.; Kung, Jennifer E.; Gumperz, Jenny; Adams, Erin J. (UC); (UW-MED)

    2014-10-02

    Invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells use highly restricted {alpha}{beta} T cell receptors (TCRs) to probe the repertoire of lipids presented by CD1d molecules. Here, we describe our studies of lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) presentation by human CD1d and its recognition by a native, LPC-specific iNKT TCR. Human CD1d presenting LPC adopts an altered conformation from that of CD1d presenting glycolipid antigens, with a shifted {alpha}1 helix resulting in an open A pocket. Binding of the iNKT TCR requires a 7-{angstrom} displacement of the LPC headgroup but stabilizes the CD1d-LPC complex in a closed conformation. The iNKT TCR CDR loop footprint on CD1d-LPC is anchored by the conserved positioning of the CDR3{alpha} loop, whereas the remaining CDR loops are shifted, due in part to amino-acid differences in the CDR3{beta} and J{beta} segment used by this iNKT TCR. These findings provide insight into how lysophospholipids are presented by human CD1d molecules and how this complex is recognized by some, but not all, human iNKT cells.

  7. Depotentiation in the dentate gyrus of freely moving rats is modulated by D1/D5 dopamine receptors.

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    Kulla, A; Manahan-Vaughan, D

    2000-06-01

    Hippocampal depotentiation comprises a reversal of tetanization- induced long-term potentiation (LTP) which occurs following low-frequency stimulation. In the CA1 region, it has been reported that agonist activation of D1/D5 dopamine receptors enhances LTP expression and inhibits depotentiation. The role of these receptors in synaptic plasticity in the dentate gyrus (DG) has not been characterized. This study therefore investigated the role of D1/D5 receptors in LTP and depotentiation in the DG of freely moving rats. Male Wistar rats underwent chronic implantation of a recording electrode in the DG granule cell layer, a bipolar stimulating electrode in the medial perforant path and a cannula in the ipsilateral cerebral ventricle (to enable drug administration). The D1/D5 agonist Chloro-PB dose-dependently inhibited depotentation in the DG. This effect was prevented by the D1/D5 antagonist SCH 23390. Neither D1/D5 agonist nor antagonist had an effect on LTP expression or basal synaptic transmission. These results highlight differences between D1/D5 receptor-involvement in LTP and depotentiation in the CA1 region and DG, and indicate that whereas D1/D5 receptor activation may not be a critical factor in LTP induction in the DG, a differential role for these receptors in the expression of depotentiation, in this hippocampal subfield, may exist. PMID:10859139

  8. Assessing the impact of different sources of topographic data on 1-D hydraulic modelling of floods

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    Ali, A. Md; Solomatine, D. P.; Di Baldassarre, G.

    2015-01-01

    Topographic data, such as digital elevation models (DEMs), are essential input in flood inundation modelling. DEMs can be derived from several sources either through remote sensing techniques (spaceborne or airborne imagery) or from traditional methods (ground survey). The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), the light detection and ranging (lidar), and topographic contour maps are some of the most commonly used sources of data for DEMs. These DEMs are characterized by different precision and accuracy. On the one hand, the spatial resolution of low-cost DEMs from satellite imagery, such as ASTER and SRTM, is rather coarse (around 30 to 90 m). On the other hand, the lidar technique is able to produce high-resolution DEMs (at around 1 m), but at a much higher cost. Lastly, contour mapping based on ground survey is time consuming, particularly for higher scales, and may not be possible for some remote areas. The use of these different sources of DEM obviously affects the results of flood inundation models. This paper shows and compares a number of 1-D hydraulic models developed using HEC-RAS as model code and the aforementioned sources of DEM as geometric input. To test model selection, the outcomes of the 1-D models were also compared, in terms of flood water levels, to the results of 2-D models (LISFLOOD-FP). The study was carried out on a reach of the Johor River, in Malaysia. The effect of the different sources of DEMs (and different resolutions) was investigated by considering the performance of the hydraulic models in simulating flood water levels as well as inundation maps. The outcomes of our study show that the use of different DEMs has serious implications to the results of hydraulic models. The outcomes also indicate that the loss of model accuracy due to re-sampling the highest resolution DEM (i.e. lidar 1 m) to lower resolution is much less than the loss of model accuracy due to the use of low-cost DEM that have not only a lower resolution, but also a lower quality. Lastly, to better explore the sensitivity of the 1-D hydraulic models to different DEMs, we performed an uncertainty analysis based on the GLUE methodology.

  9. Immunofluorescent localization of the Rab-GAP protein TBC1D4 (AS160) in mouse kidney.

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    Lier, Natascha; Gresko, Nikolay; Di Chiara, Marianna; Loffing-Cueni, Dominique; Loffing, Johannes

    2012-07-01

    TBC1D4 (or AS160) was identified as a Rab-GTPase activating protein (Rab-GAP) that controls insulin-dependent trafficking of the glucose transporter GLUT4 in skeletal muscle cells and in adipocytes. Recent in vitro cell culture studies suggest that TBC1D4 may also regulate the intracellular trafficking of kidney proteins such as the vasopressin-dependent water channel AQP2, the aldosterone-regulated epithelial sodium channel ENaC, and the Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase. To study the possible role of TBC1D4 in the kidney in vivo, we raised a rabbit polyclonal antibody against TBC1D4 to be used for immunoblotting and immunohistochemical studies. In immunoblots on mouse kidney homogenates, the antibody recognizes specific bands at the expected size of 160 kDa and at lower molecular weights, which are absent in kidneys of TBC1D4 deficient mice. Using a variety of nephron-segment-specific marker proteins, immunohistochemistry reveals TBC1D4 in the cytoplasm of the parietal epithelial cells of Bowman's capsule, the thin and thick limbs of Henle's loop, the distal convoluted tubule, the connecting tubule, and the collecting duct. In the latter, both principal as well as intercalated cells are TBC1D4-positive. Thus, with the exception of the proximal tubule, TBC1D4 is highly expressed along the nephron and the collecting duct, where it may interfere with the intracellular trafficking of many renal transport proteins including AQP2, ENaC and Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase. Hence, TBC1D4 may play an important role for the control of renal ion and water handling and hence for the control of extracellular fluid homeostasis. PMID:22466139

  10. Calibração binocular com gabaritos 1D sem restrição demovimentos Binocular calibration with 1D parttern without movements restriction

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    José Alexandre de França

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Na visão computacional, a calibração de câmeras é um processo necessário quando deseja-se recuperar informações como, por exemplo, ângulos e distâncias. O presente trabalho trata do problema de calibração de câmeras com gabaritos de uma única dimensão. Atualmente, tal problema só tem solução se forem impostas restrições ao movimento do gabarito ou se alguns parâmetros das câmeras já sejam previamente conhecidos. Contudo, demonstra-se que uma abordagem diferente pode ser aplicada se, ao invés de uma única câmera, um conjunto binocular for considerado. Nesse caso, a calibração é possível com um gabarito 1D que realiza um deslocamento desconhecido e sem restrições, mesmo sem nenhuma informação prévia a respeito das câmeras. Tal método baseia-se na estimação de uma transformação que, após a estimação da matriz fundamental do sistema, permite atualizar uma calibração projetiva para uma calibração euclidiana. Experimentos em imagens reais e sintéticas validam o novo método e mostram que a sua exatidão é comparável a de outros métodos clássicos de calibração, já bem conhecidos na literatura.In computer vision, the camera calibration is a process needed when the recovery of some information, such as angles and distances, is desired. The present work deals with the problem of camera calibration using one-dimensional patterns. Nowadays, this problem only has a solution if some restrictions to the pattern's movement are imposed or if some angles of the cameras are known in advance. However, a different approach can be applied if, instead of only one camera, a stereo system is considered. In that case, the calibration is possible with a one-dimensional pattern that executes an unknown and unrestricted movement, even without any previous information concerning the cameras. Such method is based on the estimation of a transform which, after the estimation of the system's fundamental matrix, allows updating a projective calibration into a Euclidean calibration. Experiments using both real and synthetic images validate the new method and demonstrate that its accuracy is comparable to other well known calibration methods in the literature.

  11. Vibron properties in quasi 1D molecular structures: the case of two parallel unshifted macromolecuar chains

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    ?evizovi?, D.; Petkovi?, S.; Galovi?, S.; Reshetnyak, A.; Chizhov, A.

    2016-01-01

    We study the hopping mechanism of the vibron excitation transport in the system of two parallel unshifted 1D macromolecuar chains in the framework of non-adiabatic polaron theory. We suppose that the vibron interaction with thermal oscillations of the macromolecular structural elements will result in vibron self-trapping and the formation of the partial dressed vibron state. We also suppose that quasiparticle motion takes place via a sequence of random sitejumps, in each of which the quasiparticle can migrate either to the first neighbor site of the macromolecular chain. With use of the modified Holstein polaron model, we calculate the vibron effective mass in dependence of the basic system parameters and temperature. Special attention is paid to the influence of interchain coupling on vibron dressing. We find that for certain values of the system parameters the quasiparticle mass abruptly changes.

  12. Transferable Integrated Optical SU8 Devices: From Micronic Waveguides to 1D-Nanostructures

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    Nolwenn Huby

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We report on optical components for integrated optics applications at the micro- and nanoscale. Versatile shapes and dimensions are achievable due to the liquid phase processability of SU8 resist. On the one hand, by adjusting the UV-lithography process, waveguiding structures are patterned and released from their original substrate. They can be replaced on any other substrate and also immerged in liquid wherein they still show off efficient light confinement. On the other hand, filled and hollow 1D-nanostructures are achievable by the wetting template method. By exploiting the large range of available SU8 viscosities, nanowires of diameter ranging between 50 nm and 240 nm, as well as nanotubes of controllable wall thickness are presented. Optical injection, propagation, and coupling in such nanostructures are relevant for highly integrated devices.

  13. Development of input structure software for MARS 1D-3D graphic user interface

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    A user-friendly Input Software for MARS 1D-3D GUI called MARA (MARS Adjunct Reactor Assembler) has been developed. Extension of the current MARA to the overall input system for MARS will result in an integrated commercial GUI comparable to those for computational analysis codes ANSYS, ABAQUS, FLUENT and CFX. MARA will help accelerate marketing of MARS and other potential system analysis codes to developing countries in Southeast Asia planning to put nuclear power in their electrical grids. MARS code and associated developmental technology are in the process of being disseminated to twenty-two organizations spanning the industry, academia and laboratories across the country. MARA will find its way to practical applications in a variety of engineering problems

  14. A 1D Optomechanical crystal with a complete phononic band gap

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    Gomis-Bresco, J; Oudich, M; El-Jallal, S; Griol, A; Puerto, D; Chavez, E; Pennec, Y; Djafari-Rouhani, B; Alzina, F; Martnez, A; Torres, C M Sotomayor

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    Recent years have witnessed the boom of cavity optomechanics, which exploits the confinement and coupling of optical waves and mechanical vibrations at the nanoscale. Amongst the different physical implementations,optomechanical (OM) crystals built on semiconductor slabs are particularly interesting since they enable the integration and manipulation of multiple OM elements in a single chip and provide GHz phonons suitable for coherent phonon manipulation. Different demonstrations of coupling of infrared photons and GHz phonons in cavities created by inserting defects on OM crystals have been performed. However, the considered structures do not show a complete phononic bandgap at the frequencies of interest, which in principle should allow longer dephasing time, since acoustic leakage is minimized. In this work we demonstrate the excitation of acoustic modes in a 1D OM crystal properly designed to display a full phononic bandgap for acoustic modes at about 4 GHz. The confined phonons have an OM coupling rangin...

  15. Magnetic Reversal and Relaxation in a Quasi-1D Fractal Cluster Glass

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    Etzkorn, S. J.; Hibbs, Wendy; Miller, Joel S.; Epstein, A. J.

    2003-03-01

    The magnetic reversal of the quasi-1D organic-based magnet [MnTPP]^+[TCNE]^- otx(1,3-C_6H_4Cl_2) (TPP is tetraphenylporphyrin dianion, TCNE is tetracyanoethylene, x ˜ 2) is explored using both static and dynamic measurements. A time dependent shift is observed in the bifurcation point of the field-cooled and zero-field-cooled magnetization as a result of long time relaxation above the spin glass transition. Hysteresis measurements recorded with different applied magnetic field sweep rates show time dependent effects above the spin glass transition temperature. Below the transition temperature collective behavior in magnetic reversal is observed. The temperature dependence of the coercive field is linear below the glass transition suggesting the energy landscape is dominated by a single, temperature independent energy barrier. The results are examined in the context of an anisotropic fractal cluster model.

  16. Toward a consistent use of overshooting parametrizations in 1D stellar evolution codes

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    Viallet, Maxime; Prat, Vincent; Arnett, David

    2015-01-01

    Several parametrizations for overshooting in 1D stellar evolution calculations coexist in the literature. These parametrizations are used somewhat arbitrarily in stellar evolution codes, based on what works best for a given problem, or even for historical reasons related to the development of each code. We bring attention to the fact that these different parametrizations correspond to different physical regimes of overshooting, depending whether the effects of radiation are dominant, marginal, or negligible. Our analysis is based on previously published theoretical results, as well as multidimensional hydrodynamical simulations of stellar convection where the interaction between the convective region and a stably-stratified region is observed. Although the underlying hydrodynamical processes are the same, the outcome of the overshooting process is profoundly affected by radiative effects. Using a simple picture of the scales involved in the overshooting process, we show how three regimes are obtained, dependi...

  17. Sonochemically grown 1D ZnO nanostructures and their applications

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    Bayam, Yavuz; Rodrigues, Debora; Atalay, Ramazan; Zafer, Ceylan; Okur, Salih; Bala, Rukayya K.; Okyay, Tugba O.; Gltekin, Burak; Caha, Ihsan; Tural, Enis E.; Duyar, Sinem; zbek, Cebrail; Guler, Telat

    2015-08-01

    Sonochemical growth technique is based upon the chemical effect of ultrasound on chemical reactions. This process is carried out at an ambient atmosphere without the need for a complex experimental set up and additional heating. This method is of significant importance because of it's vital application in various fields. ZnO nanorods were grown on glass substrates without any additional heat or surfactance by sonochemical growth technique. The grown nanostructures were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Sonochemically grown ZnO nanorod networks were characterized for their antibacterial properties toward B.subtilis. These structures were also characterized for their CO sensing properties and photovoltaic performances for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) application. All material characterization and device performances suggest that sonochemsitry can be utilized as an alternative growth method for 1D ZnO nanostructures.

  18. D1/D5 moduli in SCFT and gauge theory, and Hawking radiation

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    We construct marginal operators of the orbifold SCFT corresponding to all twenty near-horizon moduli in supergravity, including operators involving twist fields which correspond to the blowing up modes. We identify the operators with the supergravity moduli in a 1-1 fashion by inventing a global SO(4) algebra in the SCFT. We analyze the gauge dynamics of the D1/D5 system relevant to the splitting (Q1, Q5) → (Q'1, Q'5 ) + (Q''1, Q''5) with the help of a linear sigma model. We show in supergravity as well as in SCFT that tile absorption cross-section for minimal scalars is the same all over the near-horizon moduli space. (author)

  19. Optimal modeling of 1D azimuth correlations in the context of Bayesian inference

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    De Kock, Michiel B; Trainor, Thomas A

    2015-01-01

    Analysis and interpretation of spectrum and correlation data from high-energy nuclear collisions is currently controversial because two opposing physics narratives derive contradictory implications from the same data-one narrative claiming collision dynamics is dominated by dijet production and projectile-nucleon fragmentation, the other claiming collision dynamics is dominated by a dense, flowing QCD medium. Opposing interpretations seem to be supported by alternative data models, and current model-comparison schemes are unable to distinguish between them. There is clearly need for a convincing new methodology to break the deadlock. In this study we introduce Bayesian Inference (BI) methods applied to angular correlation data as a basis to evaluate competing data models. For simplicity the data considered are projections of 2D angular correlations onto 1D azimuth from three centrality classes of 200 GeV Au-Au collisions. We consider several data models typical of current model choices, including Fourier seri...

  20. DC voltage profile of a 1D pumped wire with two dynamical and one static impurities

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    In this work we study the behavior of the voltage profile of a 1D quantum wire with an impurity when transport is induced by two ac voltages that oscillating with a phase lag define a quantum pump. The voltage profile sensed along the wire by the voltage probe, that we assume weakly coupled to the system, exhibits a Friedel's oscillations structure inside the region delimited by the position of the two ac voltages that induce transport. On the other hand, outside this region the oscillations are suppressed. Using perturbation theory in the coupling constant of the voltage probe we derived analytical expressions for the DC current valid for the adiabatic regime. We also compare our analytical results with the exact numerical calculations using Keldysh non-equilibrium Green's functions formalism.