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  1. Boundary Conformal Field Theory

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    Cardy, J L

    2004-01-01

    Boundary conformal field theory (BCFT) is simply the study of conformal field theory (CFT) in domains with a boundary. It gains its significance because, in some ways, it is mathematically simpler: the algebraic and geometric structures of CFT appear in a more straightforward manner; and because it has important applications: in string theory in the physics of open strings and D-branes, and in condensed matter physics in boundary critical behavior and quantum impurity models. In this article, however, I describe the basic ideas from the point of view of quantum field theory, without regard to particular applications nor to any deeper mathematical formulations.

  2. Correlation functions in a c=1 boundary conformal field theory

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    Kristjansson, K R; Kristjansson, Kristjan R.; Thorlacius, Larus

    2005-01-01

    We obtain exact results for correlation functions of primary operators in the two-dimensional conformal field theory of a scalar field interacting with a critical periodic boundary potential. Amplitudes involving arbitrary bulk discrete primary fields are given in terms of SU(2) rotation coefficients while boundary amplitudes involving discrete boundary fields are independent of the boundary interaction. Mixed amplitudes involving both bulk and boundary discrete fields can also be obtained explicitly. Two- and three-point boundary amplitudes involving fields at generic momentum are determined, up to multiplicative constants, by the band spectrum in the open-string sector of the theory.

  3. Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory

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    Schweigert, C.; Fuchs, J.; Walcher, J.

    2000-01-01

    This is an introduction to two-dimensional conformal field theory and its applications in string theory. Modern concepts of conformal field theory are explained, and it is outlined how they are used in recent studies of D-branes in the strong curvature regime by means of CFT on surfaces with boundary.

  4. New proposal for a holographic boundary conformal field theory

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    Miao, Rong-Xin; Chu, Chong-Sun; Guo, Wu-Zhong

    2017-08-01

    We propose a new holographic dual of conformal field theory defined on a manifold with boundaries, i.e., boundary conformal field theory (BCFT). Our proposal can apply to general boundaries and agrees with Takayanagi [Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 101602 (2011), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.101602] for the special case of a disk and half-plane. Using the new proposal of AdS /BCFT , we successfully obtain the expected boundary Weyl anomaly, and the obtained boundary central charges naturally satisfy a c-like theorem holographically. We also investigate the holographic entanglement entropy of BCFT and find that the minimal surface must be normal to the bulk spacetime boundaries when they intersect. Interestingly, the entanglement entropy depends on the boundary conditions of BCFT and the distance to the boundary. The entanglement wedge has an interesting phase transition that is important for the self-consistency of AdS /BCFT .

  5. Universal Entanglement and Boundary Geometry in Conformal Field Theory

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    Herzog, Christopher P; Jensen, Kristan

    2015-01-01

    Employing a conformal map to hyperbolic space cross a circle, we compute the universal contribution to the vacuum entanglement entropy (EE) across a sphere in even-dimensional conformal field theory. Previous attempts to derive the EE in this way were hindered by a lack of knowledge of the appropriate boundary terms in the trace anomaly. In this paper we show that the universal part of the EE can be treated as a purely boundary effect. As a byproduct of our computation, we derive an explicit form for the A-type anomaly contribution to the Wess-Zumino term for the trace anomaly, now including boundary terms. In d=4 and 6, these boundary terms generalize earlier bulk actions derived in the literature. We also find a new B-type boundary central charge for d=4 conformal field theories.

  6. Conformal Boundary Conditions and Three-Dimensional Topological Field Theory

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    Felder, Giovanni; Fröhlich, Jürg; Fuchs, Jürgen; Schweigert, Christoph

    2000-02-01

    We present a general construction of all correlation functions of a two-dimensional rational conformal field theory, for an arbitrary number of bulk and boundary fields and arbitrary topologies. The correlators are expressed in terms of Wilson graphs in a certain three-manifold, the connecting manifold. The amplitudes constructed this way can be shown to be modular invariant and to obey the correct factorization rules.

  7. Conformal boundary conditions and three-dimensional topological field theory

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    Felder, G; Fuchs, J; Schweigert, C

    2000-01-01

    We present a general construction of all correlation functions of a two-dimensional rational conformal field theory, for an arbitrary number of bulk and boundary fields and arbitrary topologies. The correlators are expressed in terms of Wilson graphs in a certain three-manifold, the connecting manifold. The amplitudes constructed this way can be shown to be modular invariant and to obey the correct factorization rules.

  8. Twisted boundary states in c=1 coset conformal field theories

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    Ishikawa, H; Ishikawa, Hiroshi; Yamaguchi, Atsushi

    2003-01-01

    We study the mutual consistency of twisted boundary conditions in the coset conformal field theory G/H. We calculate the overlap of the twisted boundary states of G/H with the untwisted ones, and show that the twisted boundary states are consistently defined in the diagonal modular invariant. The overlap of the twisted boundary states is expressed by the branching functions of a twisted affine Lie algebra. As a check of our argument, we study the diagonal coset theory so(2n)_1 \\oplus so(2n)_1/so(2n)_2, which is equivalent with the orbifold S^1/\\Z_2. We construct the boundary states twisted by the automorphisms of the unextended Dynkin diagram of so(2n), and show their mutual consistency by identifying their counterpart in the orbifold. For the triality of so(8), the twisted states of the coset theory correspond to neither the Neumann nor the Dirichlet boundary states of the orbifold and yield the conformal boundary states that preserve only the Virasoro algebra.

  9. Monopole-Catalysed Baryon Decay A Boundary Conformal Field Theory Approach

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    Affleck, Ian K; Affleck, Ian; Sagi, Jacob

    1994-01-01

    Monopole-mediated baryon number violation, the Callan-Rubakov effect, is reexamined using boundary conformal field theory techniques. It is shown that the low-energy behaviour is described simply by free fermions with a conformally invariant boundary condition at the dyon location. When the number of fermion flavours is greater than two, this boundary condition is of a non-trivial type which has not been elucidated previously.

  10. Geometric modular action for disjoint intervals and boundary conformal field theory

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    Longo, Roberto [Universita di Roma (Italy); Martinetti, Pierre; Rehren, Karl-Henning [Universitaet Goettingen (Germany). Courant Centre

    2010-07-01

    In suitable states, the modular group of local algebras associated with unions of disjoint intervals in chiral conformal quantum field theory acts geometrically. We translate this result into the setting of boundary conformal quantum field theory and interpret it as a relation between temperature and acceleration.

  11. Solitonic sectors, conformal boundary conditions and three-dimensional topological field theory

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    Schweigert, C

    2000-01-01

    The correlation functions of a two-dimensional rational conformal field theory, for an arbitrary number of bulk and boundary fields and arbitrary world sheets can be expressed in terms of Wilson graphs in appropriate three-manifolds. We present a systematic approach to boundary conditions that break bulk symmetries. It is based on the construction, by `alpha-induction', of a fusion ring for the boundary fields. Its structure constants are the annulus coefficients and its 6j-symbols give the OPE of boundary fields. Symmetry breaking boundary conditions correspond to solitonic sectors.

  12. Relationship between symmetry protected topological phases and boundary conformal field theories via the entanglement spectrum

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    Cho, Gil Young; Shiozaki, Ken; Ryu, Shinsei; Ludwig, Andreas W. W.

    2017-07-01

    Quantum phase transitions out of a symmetry-protected topological (SPT) phase in (1  +  1) dimensions into an adjacent, topologically distinct SPT phase protected by the same symmetry or a trivial gapped phase, are typically described by a conformal field theory (CFT). At the same time, the low-lying entanglement spectrum of a gapped phase close to such a quantum critical point is known (Cho et al arXiv:1603.04016), very generally, to be universal and described by (gapless) boundary conformal field theory. Using this connection we show that symmetry properties of the boundary conditions in boundary CFT can be used to characterize the symmetry-protected degeneracies of the entanglement spectrum, a hallmark of non-trivial symmetry-protected topological phases. Specifically, we show that the relevant boundary CFT is the orbifold of the quantum critical point with respect to the symmetry group defining the SPT, and that the boundary states of this orbifold carry a quantum anomaly that determines the topological class of the SPT. We illustrate this connection using various characteristic examples such as the time-reversal breaking ‘Kitaev chain’ superconductor (symmetry class D), the Haldane phase, and the {Z}8 classification of interacting topological superconductors in symmetry class BDI in (1  +  1) dimensions.

  13. Conformal field theory of critical Casimir forces between surfaces with alternating boundary conditions in two dimensions

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    Dubail, J.; Santachiara, R.; Emig, T.

    2017-03-01

    Systems as diverse as binary mixtures and inclusions in biological membranes, and many more, can be described effectively by interacting spins. When the critical fluctuations in these systems are constrained by boundary conditions, critical Casimir forces (CCF) emerge. Here we analyze CCF between boundaries with alternating boundary conditions in two dimensions, employing conformal field theory (CFT). After presenting the concept of boundary changing operators, we specifically consider two different boundary configurations for a strip of critical Ising spins: (I) alternating equi-sized domains of up and down spins on both sides of the strip, with a possible lateral shift, and (II) alternating domains of up and down spins of different size on one side and homogeneously fixed spins on the other side of the strip. Asymptotic results for the CCF at small and large distances are derived. We introduce a novel modified Szegö formula for determinants of real antisymmetric block Toeplitz matrices to obtain the exact CCF and the corresponding scaling functions at all distances. We demonstrate the existence of a surface renormalization group flow between universal force amplitudes of different magnitude and sign. The Casimir force can vanish at a stable equilibrium position that can be controlled by parameters of the boundary conditions. Lateral Casimir forces assume a universal simple cosine form at large separations.

  14. Boundary terms of conformal anomaly

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    Sergey N. Solodukhin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We analyze the structure of the boundary terms in the conformal anomaly integrated over a manifold with boundaries. We suggest that the anomalies of type B, polynomial in the Weyl tensor, are accompanied with the respective boundary terms of the Gibbons–Hawking type. Their form is dictated by the requirement that they produce a variation which compensates the normal derivatives of the metric variation on the boundary in order to have a well-defined variational procedure. This suggestion agrees with recent findings in four dimensions for free fields of various spins. We generalize this consideration to six dimensions and derive explicitly the respective boundary terms. We point out that the integrated conformal anomaly in odd dimensions is non-vanishing due to the boundary terms. These terms are specified in three and five dimensions.

  15. Boundary terms of conformal anomaly

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    Solodukhin, Sergey N., E-mail: Sergey.Solodukhin@lmpt.univ-tours.fr

    2016-01-10

    We analyze the structure of the boundary terms in the conformal anomaly integrated over a manifold with boundaries. We suggest that the anomalies of type B, polynomial in the Weyl tensor, are accompanied with the respective boundary terms of the Gibbons–Hawking type. Their form is dictated by the requirement that they produce a variation which compensates the normal derivatives of the metric variation on the boundary in order to have a well-defined variational procedure. This suggestion agrees with recent findings in four dimensions for free fields of various spins. We generalize this consideration to six dimensions and derive explicitly the respective boundary terms. We point out that the integrated conformal anomaly in odd dimensions is non-vanishing due to the boundary terms. These terms are specified in three and five dimensions.

  16. R\\'enyi entanglement entropies of descendant states in critical systems with boundaries: conformal field theory and spin chains

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    Taddia, Luca; Pálmai, Tamás

    2016-01-01

    We discuss the R\\'enyi entanglement entropies of descendant states in critical one-dimensional systems with boundaries, that map to boundary conformal field theories (CFT) in the scaling limit. We unify the previous CFT approaches to describe primary and descendant states in systems with both open and closed boundaries. We apply the technique to critical systems belonging to different universality classes with non-trivial boundary conditions that preserve conformal invariance, and compare the results to numerical data obtained on finite spin chains.

  17. Renyi entanglement entropies of descendant states in critical systems with boundaries: conformal field theory and spin chains

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    Taddia, Luca; Ortolani, Fabio; Pálmai, Tamás

    2016-09-01

    We discuss the Renyi entanglement entropies of descendant states in critical one-dimensional systems with boundaries, that map to boundary conformal field theories in the scaling limit. We unify the previous conformal-field-theory approaches to describe primary and descendant states in systems with both open and closed boundaries. We provide universal expressions for the first two descendants in the identity family. We apply our technique to critical systems belonging to different universality classes with non-trivial boundary conditions that preserve conformal invariance, and find excellent agreement with numerical results obtained for finite spin chains. We also demonstrate that entanglement entropies are a powerful tool to resolve degeneracy of higher excited states in critical lattice models.

  18. Conformal boundaries of warped products

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    Kokkendorff, Simon Lyngby

    2006-01-01

    In this note we prove a result on how to determine the conformal boundary of a type of warped product of two length spaces in terms of the individual conformal boundaries. In the situation, that we treat, the warping and conformal distortion functions are functions of distance to a base point....... The result is applied to produce examples of CAT(0)-spaces, where the conformal and ideal boundaries differ in interesting ways....

  19. Superspace conformal field theory

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    Quella, Thomas [Koeln Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Schomerus, Volker [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-07-15

    Conformal sigma models and WZW models on coset superspaces provide important examples of logarithmic conformal field theories. They possess many applications to problems in string and condensed matter theory. We review recent results and developments, including the general construction of WZW models on type I supergroups, the classification of conformal sigma models and their embedding into string theory.

  20. Boundary conditions in conformal and integrable theories

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    Petkova, V B

    2000-01-01

    The study of boundary conditions in rational conformal field theories is not only physically important. It also reveals a lot on the structure of the theory ``in the bulk''. The same graphs classify both the torus and the cylinder partition functions and provide data on their hidden ``quantum symmetry''. The Ocneanu triangular cells -- the 3j-symbols of these symmetries, admit various interpretations and make a link between different problems.

  1. Families and degenerations of conformal field theories

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    Roggenkamp, D.

    2004-09-01

    In this work, moduli spaces of conformal field theories are investigated. In the first part, moduli spaces corresponding to current-current deformation of conformal field theories are constructed explicitly. For WZW models, they are described in detail, and sigma model realizations of the deformed WZW models are presented. The second part is devoted to the study of boundaries of moduli spaces of conformal field theories. For this purpose a notion of convergence of families of conformal field theories is introduced, which admits certain degenerated conformal field theories to occur as limits. To such a degeneration of conformal field theories, a degeneration of metric spaces together with additional geometric structures can be associated, which give rise to a geometric interpretation. Boundaries of moduli spaces of toroidal conformal field theories, orbifolds thereof and WZW models are analyzed. Furthermore, also the limit of the discrete family of Virasoro minimal models is investigated. (orig.)

  2. The causal boundary and its relations with the conformal boundary

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    Herrera, J, E-mail: jherrera@agt.cie.uma.e [Departamento de Algebra, GeometrIa y TopologIa, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Malaga, Campus Teatinos, 29071 Malaga (Spain)

    2010-05-01

    Our aim in this note is to present the results (obtained in [2]) which ensure that, under certain regularity conditions, the conformal boundary becomes equal to the causal boundary, not only as a point set, but in a topological and chronological level. In particular, under these conditions the conformal boundary becomes a powerful tool to compute the causal one.

  3. Lectures on Conformal Field Theory

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    Qualls, Joshua D

    2015-01-01

    These lectures notes are based on courses given at National Taiwan University, National Chiao-Tung University, and National Tsing Hua University in the spring term of 2015. Although the course was offered primarily for graduate students, these lecture notes have been prepared for a more general audience. They are intended as an introduction to conformal field theories in various dimensions, with applications related to topics of particular interest: topics include the conformal bootstrap program, boundary conformal field theory, and applications related to the AdS/CFT correspondence. We assume the reader to be familiar with quantum mechanics at the graduate level and to have some basic knowledge of quantum field theory. Familiarity with string theory is not a prerequisite for this lectures, although it can only help.

  4. Conformal field theory

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    Ketov, Sergei V

    1995-01-01

    Conformal field theory is an elegant and powerful theory in the field of high energy physics and statistics. In fact, it can be said to be one of the greatest achievements in the development of this field. Presented in two dimensions, this book is designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, field theory and general relativity. The main idea used throughout the book is that conformal symmetry causes both classical and quantum integrability. Instead of concentrating on the numerous applications of the theory, the author puts forward a discussion of the general

  5. Logarithmic conformal field theory

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    Gainutdinov, Azat; Ridout, David; Runkel, Ingo

    2013-12-01

    theories including those with boundaries, supersymmetry and galilean relativity. Gurarie has written an historical overview of his seminal contributions to this field, putting his results (and those of his collaborators) in the context of understanding applications to condensed matter physics. This includes the link between the non-diagonalisability of L0 and logarithmic singularities, a study of the c → 0 catastrophe, and a proposed resolution involving supersymmetric partners for the stress-energy tensor and its logarithmic partner field. Henkel and Rouhani describe a direction in which logarithmic singularities are observed in correlators of non-relativistic field theories. Their review covers the appropriate modifications of conformal invariance that are appropriate to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, strongly anisotropic critical points and certain variants of TMG. The main variation away from the standard relativistic idea of conformal invariance is that time is explicitly distinguished from space when considering dilations and this leads to a variety of algebraic structures to explore. In this review, the link between non-diagonalisable representations and logarithmic singularities in correlators is generalised to these algebras, before two applications of the theory are discussed. Huang and Lepowsky give a non-technical overview of their work on braided tensor structures on suitable categories of representations of vertex operator algebras. They also place their work in historic context and compare it to related approaches. The authors sketch their construction of the so-called P(z)-tensor product of modules of a vertex operator algebra, and the construction of the associativity isomorphisms for this tensor product. They proceed to give a guide to their works leading to the first authorrsquo;s proof of modularity for a class of vertex operator algebras, and to their works, joint with Zhang, on logarithmic intertwining operators and the resulting tensor

  6. Conformal Boundary Conditions and what they teach us

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    Petkova, V B

    2001-01-01

    The question of boundary conditions in conformal field theories is discussed, in the light of recent progress. Two kinds of boundary conditions are examined, along open boundaries of the system, or along closed curves or ``seams''. Solving consistency conditions known as Cardy equation is shown to amount to the algebraic problem of finding integer valued representations of (one or two copies of) the fusion algebra. Graphs encode these boundary conditions in a natural way, but are also relevant in several aspects of physics ``in the bulk''. Quantum algebras attached to these graphs contain information on structure constants of the operator algebra, on the Boltzmann weights of the corresponding integrable lattice models etc. Thus the study of boundary conditions in Conformal Field Theory offers a new perspective on several old physical problems and offers an explicit realisation of recent mathematical concepts.

  7. Exploring the BTZ bulk with boundary conformal blocks

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    da Cunha, Bruno Carneiro

    2016-01-01

    We point out a simple relation between the bulk field at an arbitrary radial position and the boundary OPE, by placing some old work by Ferrara, Gatto, Grillo and Parisi in the AdS/CFT context. This gives us, in principle, a prescription for extracting the classical bulk field from the boundary conformal block, and also clarifies why the latter is computed by a geodesic Witten diagram. We apply this prescription to the BTZ black hole - viewed as a pure state created by the insertion of a heavy operator in the boundary CFT_2 - and use it to relate a classical field in the bulk to a heavy-light Virasoro conformal block in the boundary. In particular, we obtain a relation between the radial bulk position and the conformal ratios in the boundary CFT. We use this to show that the singular points of the radial bulk equation occur when the dual boundary operators approach each other and that the associated bulk monodromies map to monodromies of the (appropriately transformed) conformal block, thus providing a CFT in...

  8. Conformal Toda theory with a boundary

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    Fateev, Vladimir

    2010-01-01

    We investigate sl(n) conformal Toda theory with maximally symmetric boundaries. There are two types of maximally symmetric boundary conditions, due to the existence of an order two automorphism of the W(n>2) algebra. In one of the two cases, we find that there exist D-branes of all possible dimensions 0 =2) algebra. We also comment on the issue of the existence of a boundary action, using the calculus of constrained functional forms, and derive the generating function of the B"acklund transformation for sl(3) Toda classical mechanics, using the minisuperspace limit of the bulk one-point function.

  9. Warped products and conformal boundaries of CAT(0)-Spaces

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    Buckley, S.M.; Kokkendorff, Simon Lyngby

    2008-01-01

    We discuss the conformal boundary of a warped product of two length spaces and provide a method to calculate this in terms of the individual conformal boundaries. This technique is then applied to produce CAT(0)-spaces with complicated conformal boundaries. Finally, we prove that the conformal...

  10. 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.

  11. Nilpotent weights in conformal field theory

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    S. Rouhani

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available   Logarithmic conformal field theory can be obtained using nilpotent weights. Using such scale transformations various properties of the theory were derived. The derivation of four point function needs a knowledge of singular vectors which is derived by including nilpotent variables into the Kac determinant. This leads to inhomogeneous hypergeometric functions. Finally we consider the theory near a boundary and also introduce the concept of superfields where a multiplet of conformal fields are dealt with together. This leads to the OPE of superfields and a logarithmic partner for the energy momentum tensor.

  12. Strings, Conformal Field Theory And Noncommutative Geometry

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    Matsubara, K

    2004-01-01

    This thesis describes some aspects of noncommutative geometry and conformal field theory. The motivation for the investigations made comes to a large extent from string theory. This theory is today considered to be the most promising way to find a solution to the problem of unifying the four fundamental interactions in one single theory. The thesis gives a short background presentation of string theory and points out how noncommutative geometry and conformal field theory are of relevance within the string theoretical framework. There is also given some further information on noncommutative geometry and conformal field theory. The results from the three papers on which the thesis is based are presented in the text. It is shown in Paper 1 that, for a gauge theory in a flat noncommutative background only the gauge groups U(N) can be used in a straightforward way. These theories can arise as low energy limits of string theory. Paper 2 concerns boundary conformal field theory, which can be used to describe open s...

  13. Boundary and interface CFTs from the conformal bootstrap

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    Gliozzi, Ferdinando; Liendo, Pedro; Meineri, Marco; Rago, Antonio

    2015-05-01

    We explore some consequences of the crossing symmetry for defect conformal field theories, focusing on codimension one defects like flat boundaries or interfaces. We study surface transitions of the 3d Ising and other O( N ) models through numerical solutions to the crossing equations with the method of determinants. In the extraordinary transition, where the low-lying spectrum of the surface operators is known, we use the bootstrap equations to obtain information on the bulk spectrum of the theory. In the ordinary transition the knowledge of the low-lying bulk spectrum allows to calculate the scale dimension of the relevant surface operator, which compares well with known results of two-loop calculations in 3d. Estimates of various OPE coefficients are also obtained. We also analyze in 4-ɛ dimensions the renormalization group interface between the O( N ) model and the free theory and check numerically the results in 3d.

  14. Boundary and interface CFTs from the conformal bootstrap

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    Gliozzi, Ferdinando [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Torino,Via P. Giuria 1 I-10125 Torino (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - sezione di Torino,Via P. Giuria 1 I-10125 Torino (Italy); Liendo, Pedro [IMIP, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, IRIS Adelershof,Zum Großen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Meineri, Marco [Scuola Normale Superiore,Piazza dei Cavalieri 7 I-56126 Pisa (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - sezione di Pisa,Largo B. Pontecorvo, 3, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Rago, Antonio [Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Plymouth University,Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA (United Kingdom)

    2015-05-07

    We explore some consequences of the crossing symmetry for defect conformal field theories, focusing on codimension one defects like flat boundaries or interfaces. We study surface transitions of the 3d Ising and other O(N) models through numerical solutions to the crossing equations with the method of determinants. In the extraordinary transition, where the low-lying spectrum of the surface operators is known, we use the bootstrap equations to obtain information on the bulk spectrum of the theory. In the ordinary transition the knowledge of the low-lying bulk spectrum allows to calculate the scale dimension of the relevant surface operator, which compares well with known results of two-loop calculations in 3d. Estimates of various OPE coefficients are also obtained. We also analyze in 4-ϵ dimensions the renormalization group interface between the O(N) model and the free theory and check numerically the results in 3d.

  15. Duality and conformal twisted boundaries in the Ising model

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    Grimm, U

    2002-01-01

    There has been recent interest in conformal twisted boundary conditions and their realisations in solvable lattice models. For the Ising and Potts quantum chains, these amount to boundary terms that are related to duality, which is a proper symmetry of the model at criticality. Thus, at criticality, the duality-twisted Ising model is translationally invariant, similar to the more familiar cases of periodic and antiperiodic boundary conditions. The complete finite-size spectrum of the Ising quantum chain with this peculiar boundary condition is obtained.

  16. Mutual information after a local quench in conformal field theory

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    Asplund, Curtis T

    2013-01-01

    We compute the entanglement entropy and mutual information for two disjoint intervals in two-dimensional conformal field theories as a function of time after a local quench, using the replica trick and boundary conformal field theory. We obtain explicit formulae for the universal contributions, which are leading in the regimes of, for example, close or well-separated intervals of fixed length. The results are largely consistent with the quasiparticle picture, in which entanglement above that present in the ground state is carried by pairs of entangled, freely propagating excitations. We also calculate the mutual information for two disjoint intervals in a proposed holographic local quench, whose holographic energy-momentum tensor matches the conformal field theory one. We find that the holographic mutual information shows qualitative differences from the conformal field theory results and we discuss possible interpretations of this.

  17. Bulk fields from the boundary OPE

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    Guica, Monica

    2016-01-01

    Previous work has established an equality between the geodesic integral of a free bulk field in AdS and the contribution of the conformal descendants of its dual CFT primary operator to the OPE of two other operators inserted at the endpoints of the geodesic. Working in the context of AdS$_3$/CFT$_2$, we extend this relation to include all $1/N$ corrections to the bulk field obtained by dressing it with i) a $U(1)$ current and ii) the CFT stress tensor, and argue it equals the contribution of the Ka\\v{c}-Moody/the Virasoro block to the respective boundary OPE. This equality holds for a particular framing of the bulk field to the boundary that involves a split Wilson line.

  18. de Sitter entropy from conformal field theory

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    Kabat, D; Kabat, Daniel; Lifschytz, Gilad

    2002-01-01

    We propose that the entropy of de Sitter space can be identified with the mutual entropy of a dual conformal field theory. We argue that unitary time evolution in de Sitter space restricts the total number of excited degrees of freedom to be bounded by the de Sitter entropy, and we give a CFT interpretation of this restriction. We also clarify issues arising from the fact that both de Sitter and anti de Sitter have dual descriptions in terms of conformal field theory.

  19. Conformal invariance in quantum field theory

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    Todorov, Ivan T; Petkova, Valentina B

    1978-01-01

    The present volume is an extended and up-to-date version of two sets of lectures by the first author and it reviews more recent work. The notes aim to present a self-contained exposition of a constructive approach to conformal invariant quantum field theory. Other parts in application of the conformal group to quantum physics are only briefly mentioned. The relevant mathematical material (harmonic analysis on Euclidean conformal groups) is briefly summarized. A new exposition of physical applications is given, which includes an explicit construction of the vacuum operator product expansion for the free zero mass fields.

  20. Conformal field theory on the plane

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    Ribault, Sylvain

    2014-01-01

    We provide an introduction to conformal field theory on the plane in the conformal bootstrap approach. We introduce the main ideas of the bootstrap approach to quantum field theory, and how they apply to two-dimensional theories with local conformal symmetry. We describe the mathematical structures which appear in such theories, from the Virasoro algebra and its representations, to the BPZ equations and their solutions. As examples, we study a number of models: Liouville theory, (generalized) minimal models, free bosonic theories, the $H_3^+$ model, and the $SU_2$ and $\\widetilde{SL}_2(\\mathbb{R})$ WZW models.

  1. Controlling Electromagnetic Fields at Boundaries of Arbitrary Geometries

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    Teo, Jonathon Yi Han; Molardi, Carlo; Genevet, Patrice

    2015-01-01

    Rapid developments in the emerging field of stretchable and conformable photonics necessitate analytical expressions for boundary conditions at metasurfaces of arbitrary geometries. Here, we introduce the concept of conformal boundary optics: a design theory that determines the optical response for designer input and output fields at such interfaces. Given any object, we can realise coatings to achieve exotic effects like optical illusions and anomalous diffraction behaviour. This approach is relevant to a broad range of applications from conventional refractive optics to the design of the next-generation of wearable optical components. This concept can be generalized to other fields of research where designer interfaces with nontrivial geometries are encountered.

  2. Controlling electromagnetic fields at boundaries of arbitrary geometries

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    Teo, Jonathon Yi Han; Wong, Liang Jie; Molardi, Carlo; Genevet, Patrice

    2016-08-01

    Rapid developments in the emerging field of stretchable and conformable photonics necessitate analytical expressions for boundary conditions at metasurfaces of arbitrary geometries. Here, we introduce the concept of conformal boundary optics: a design theory that determines the optical response for designer input and output fields at such interfaces. Given any object, we can realize coatings to achieve exotic effects like optical illusions and anomalous diffraction behavior. This approach is relevant to a broad range of applications from conventional refractive optics to the design of the next-generation of wearable optical components. This concept can be generalized to other fields of research where designer interfaces with nontrivial geometries are encountered.

  3. Notes on conformal invariance of gauge fields

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    Barnich, Glenn; Bekaert, Xavier; Grigoriev, Maxim

    2015-12-01

    In Lagrangian gauge systems, the vector space of global reducibility parameters forms a module under the Lie algebra of symmetries of the action. Since the classification of global reducibility parameters is generically easier than the classification of symmetries of the action, this fact can be used to constrain the latter when knowing the former. We apply this strategy and its generalization for the non-Lagrangian setting to the problem of conformal symmetry of various free higher spin gauge fields. This scheme allows one to show that, in terms of potentials, massless higher spin gauge fields in Minkowski space and partially massless (PM) fields in (A)dS space are not conformal for spin strictly greater than one, while in terms of curvatures, maximal-depth PM fields in four dimensions are also not conformal, unlike the closely related, but less constrained, maximal-depth Fradkin-Tseytlin fields.

  4. Notes on conformal invariance of gauge fields

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    Barnich, Glenn; Grigoriev, Maxim

    2015-01-01

    In Lagrangian gauge systems, the vector space of global reducibility parameters forms a module under the Lie algebra of symmetries of the action. Since the classification of global reducibility parameters is generically easier than the classification of symmetries of the action, this fact can be used to constrain the latter when knowing the former. We apply this strategy and its generalization for the non-Lagrangian setting to the problem of conformal symmetry of various free higher spin gauge fields. This scheme allows one to show that, in terms of potentials, massless higher spin gauge fields in Minkowski space and partially-massless fields in (A)dS space are not conformal for spin strictly greater than one, while in terms of curvatures, maximal-depth partially-massless fields in four dimensions are also not conformal, unlike the closely related, but less constrained, maximal-depth Fradkin--Tseytlin fields.

  5. Conformal field theory with gauge symmetry

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    Ueno, Kenji

    2008-01-01

    This book presents a systematic approach to conformal field theory with gauge symmetry from the point of view of complex algebraic geometry. After presenting the basic facts of the theory of compact Riemann surfaces and the representation theory of affine Lie algebras in Chapters 1 and 2, conformal blocks for pointed Riemann surfaces with coordinates are constructed in Chapter 3. In Chapter 4 the sheaf of conformal blocks associated to a family of pointed Riemann surfaces with coordinates is constructed, and in Chapter 5 it is shown that this sheaf supports a projective flat connection-one of

  6. Entanglement Entropy in Warped Conformal Field Theories

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    Castro, A.; Hofman, D.M.; Iqbal, N.

    We present a detailed discussion of entanglement entropy in (1+1)-dimensional Warped Conformal Field Theories (WCFTs). We implement the Rindler method to evaluate entanglement and Renyi entropies for a single interval and along the way we interpret our results in terms of twist field correlation

  7. Maverick Examples of Coset Conformal Field Theories

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    Dunbar, David C.; Joshi, Keith G.

    We present coset conformal field theories whose spectrum is not determined by the identification current method. In these "Maverick" cosets there is a larger symmetry identifying primary fields than under the identification current. We find an A-D-E classification of these Mavericks.

  8. On level crossing in conformal field theories

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    Korchemsky, G P

    2015-01-01

    We study the properties of operators in a unitary conformal field theory whose scaling dimensions approach each other for some values of the parameters and satisfy von Neumann-Wigner non-crossing rule. We argue that the scaling dimensions of such operators and their OPE coefficients have a universal scaling behavior in the vicinity of the crossing point. We demonstrate that the obtained relations are in a good agreement with the known examples of the level-crossing phenomenon in maximally supersymmetric $\\mathcal N=4$ Yang-Mills theory, three-dimensional conformal field theories and QCD.

  9. Bootstrapping conformal field theories with the extremal functional method.

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    El-Showk, Sheer; Paulos, Miguel F

    2013-12-13

    The existence of a positive linear functional acting on the space of (differences between) conformal blocks has been shown to rule out regions in the parameter space of conformal field theories (CFTs). We argue that at the boundary of the allowed region the extremal functional contains, in principle, enough information to determine the dimensions and operator product expansion (OPE) coefficients of an infinite number of operators appearing in the correlator under analysis. Based on this idea we develop the extremal functional method (EFM), a numerical procedure for deriving the spectrum and OPE coefficients of CFTs lying on the boundary (of solution space). We test the EFM by using it to rederive the low lying spectrum and OPE coefficients of the two-dimensional Ising model based solely on the dimension of a single scalar quasiprimary--no Virasoro algebra required. Our work serves as a benchmark for applications to more interesting, less known CFTs in the near future.

  10. Causality Constraints in Conformal Field Theory

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    2015-01-01

    Causality places nontrivial constraints on QFT in Lorentzian signature, for example fixing the signs of certain terms in the low energy Lagrangian. In d-dimensional conformal field theory, we show how such constraints are encoded in crossing symmetry of Euclidean correlators, and derive analogous constraints directly from the conformal bootstrap (analytically). The bootstrap setup is a Lorentzian four-point function corresponding to propagation through a shockwave. Crossing symmetry fixes the signs of certain log terms that appear in the conformal block expansion, which constrains the interactions of low-lying operators. As an application, we use the bootstrap to rederive the well known sign constraint on the (∂φ)4 coupling in effective field theory, from a dual CFT. We also find constraints on theories with higher spin conserved currents. Our analysis is restricted to scalar correlators, but we argue that similar methods should also impose nontrivial constraints on the interactions of spinni...

  11. Causality Constraints in Conformal Field Theory

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    Hartman, Thomas; Kundu, Sandipan

    2015-01-01

    Causality places nontrivial constraints on QFT in Lorentzian signature, for example fixing the signs of certain terms in the low energy Lagrangian. In d-dimensional conformal field theory, we show how such constraints are encoded in crossing symmetry of Euclidean correlators, and derive analogous constraints directly from the conformal bootstrap (analytically). The bootstrap setup is a Lorentzian four-point function corresponding to propagation through a shockwave. Crossing symmetry fixes the signs of certain log terms that appear in the conformal block expansion, which constrains the interactions of low-lying operators. As an application, we use the bootstrap to rederive the well known sign constraint on the $(\\partial\\phi)^4$ coupling in effective field theory, from a dual CFT. We also find constraints on theories with higher spin conserved currents. Our analysis is restricted to scalar correlators, but we argue that similar methods should also impose nontrivial constraints on the interactions of spinning o...

  12. Chiral deformations of conformal field theories

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    Dijkgraaf, Robbert

    1997-02-01

    We study general perturbations of two-dimensional conformal field theories by holomorphic fields. It is shown that the genus one partition function is controlled by a contact term (pre-Lie) algebra given in terms of the operator product expansion. These models have applications to vertex operator algebras, two-dimensional QCD, topological strings, holomorphic anomaly equations and modular properties of generalized characters of chiral algebras such as the W1+∞ algebra, that is treated in detail.

  13. Chiral Deformations of Conformal Field Theories

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    Dijkgraaf, R

    1996-01-01

    We study general perturbations of two-dimensional conformal field theories by holomorphic fields. It is shown that the genus one partition function is controlled by a contact term (pre-Lie) algebra given in terms of the operator product expansion. These models have applications to vertex operator algebras, two-dimensional QCD, topological strings, holomorphic anomaly equations and modular properties of generalized characters of chiral algebras such as the $W_{1+\\infty}$ algebra, that is treated in detail.

  14. Chiral deformations of conformal field theories

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    Dijkgraaf, R. [Amsterdam Univ. (Netherlands). Dept. of Math.

    1997-06-02

    We study general perturbations of two-dimensional conformal field theories by holomorphic fields. It is shown that the genus one partition function is controlled by a contact term (pre-Lie) algebra given in terms of the operator product expansion. These models have applications to vertex operator algebras, two-dimensional QCD, topological strings, holomorphic anomaly equations and modular properties of generalized characters of chiral algebras such as the W{sub 1+{infinity}} algebra, that is treated in detail. (orig.).

  15. Chiral Deformations of Conformal Field Theories

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    Dijkgraaf, R.

    1996-01-01

    We study general perturbations of two-dimensional conformal field theories by holomorphic fields. It is shown that the genus one partition function is controlled by a contact term (pre-Lie) algebra given in terms of the operator product expansion. These models have applications to vertex operator algebras, two-dimensional QCD, topological strings, holomorphic anomaly equations and modular properties of generalized characters of chiral algebras such as the $W_{1+\\infty}$ algebra, that is treat...

  16. Massless Boundary Sine-Gordon Model Coupled to External Fields

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    Kogetsu, H

    2005-01-01

    We investigate a generalization of the massless boundary sine-Gordon model with conformal invariance, which has been used to describe an array of D-branes (or rolling tachyon). We consider a similar action whose couplings are replaced with external fields depending on the boundary coordinate. Even in the presence of the external fields, this model is still solvable, though it does not maintain the whole conformal symmetry. We obtain, to all orders in perturbation theory in terms of the external fields, a simpler expression of the boundary state and the disc partition function. As a by-product, we fix the relation between the bare couplings and the renormalized couplings which has been appeared in papers on tachyon lump and rolling tachyon.

  17. Entanglement hamiltonians in two-dimensional conformal field theory

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    Cardy, John

    2016-01-01

    We enumerate the cases in 2d conformal field theory where the logarithm of the reduced density matrix (the entanglement or modular hamiltonian) may be written as an integral over the energy-momentum tensor times a local weight. These include known examples and new ones corresponding to the time-dependent scenarios of a global and local quench. In these latter cases the entanglement hamiltonian depends on the momentum density as well as the energy density. In all cases the entanglement spectrum is that of the appropriate boundary CFT. We emphasize the role of boundary conditions at the entangling surface and the appearance of boundary entropies as universal O(1) terms in the entanglement entropy.

  18. Gravity duals for nonrelativistic conformal field theories.

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    Balasubramanian, Koushik; McGreevy, John

    2008-08-08

    We attempt to generalize the anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence to nonrelativistic conformal field theories which are invariant under Galilean transformations. Such systems govern ultracold atoms at unitarity, nucleon scattering in some channels, and, more generally, a family of universality classes of quantum critical behavior. We construct a family of metrics which realize these symmetries as isometries. They are solutions of gravity with a negative cosmological constant coupled to pressureless dust. We discuss realizations of the dust, which include a bulk superconductor. We develop the holographic dictionary and find two-point correlators of the correct form. A strange aspect of the correspondence is that the bulk geometry has two extra noncompact dimensions.

  19. On level crossing in conformal field theories

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    Korchemsky, G.

    2016-01-01

    We study the properties of operators in a unitary conformal field theory whose scaling dimensions approach each other for some values of the parameters and satisfy von Neumann-Wigner non-crossing rule. We argue that the scaling dimensions of such operators and their OPE coefficients have a universal scaling behavior in the vicinity of the crossing point. We demonstrate that the obtained relations are in a good agreement with the known examples of the level-crossing phenomenon in maximally sup...

  20. Conformal Field Theories and Deep Inelastic Scattering

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    Komargodski, Zohar; Parnachev, Andrei; Zhiboedov, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    We consider Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) thought experiments in unitary Conformal Field Theories (CFTs). We explore the implications of the standard dispersion relations for the OPE data. We derive positivity constraints on the OPE coefficients of minimal-twist operators of even spin s \\geq 2. In the case of s=2, when the leading-twist operator is the stress tensor, we reproduce the Hofman-Maldacena bounds. For s>2 the bounds are new.

  1. Conformation characters of gel sheets with rotational symmetry: the role of boundary

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    Zhai, Xiaobo; Zhao, Shumin

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we systemically study the conformation characters of rotational symmetric gel sheets with free boundary and investigate the role of boundary on the equilibrium conformation. In gel sheet the boundary provides a residual strain which leads to re-distribution of stress and impacts the shape of equilibrium conformation accordingly. For sheet with boundary, the in-plane stretching energy is far larger than the bending energy in some cases. It is intrinsic different from closed membrane. In gel sheets, the boundary doesn't only quantitatively amend to the elastic energy. The residual strain on boundary cooperates with bending and stretching to determine the equilibrium conformation rather than just the last two factors. Furthermore, on the boundary of gel sheet, there is an additional energy induced by boundary line tension $\\gamma $. If $\\gamma =0$, there is $10\\%$ difference of elastic energy from the experimental result. Finally, we discuss the effects of such line tension $\\gamma $ and propose a...

  2. Causality and the conformal boundary of AdS in real-time holography

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    Enciso, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    We consider the holographic prescription problem in a (Lorentzian) AdS background, deriving from first principles the explicit formulas that relate the field at infinity with the field in the bulk. In contrast with the previous studies of the "real-time" holography problem, our derivation uses purely classical arguments that involve causality, as in the usual treatment of the holographic prescription problem in Wick-rotated spaces of Euclidean signature. We show that there is a unique propagator that preserves causality and see that this provides a simple picture of the relationship between the bulk manifold and its conformal boundary.

  3. Backgrounds in Boundary String Field Theory

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    Baumgartl, M

    2009-01-01

    We study the role of closed string backgrounds in boundary string field theory. Background independence requires the introduction of dual boundary fields, which are reminiscent of the doubled field formalism. We find a correspondence between closed string backgrounds and collective excitations of open strings described by vertex operators involving dual fields. Renormalization group flow, solutions and stability are discussed in an example.

  4. Characters for Coset Conformal Field Theories and Maverick Examples

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    Dunbar, David C.; Joshi, Keith G.

    We present an example of a coset conformal field theory which cannot be described by the identification current method. To study such examples we determine formulae for the characters of coset conformal field theories.

  5. The extended Conformal Einstein field equations with matter: the Einstein-Maxwell field

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    Lübbe, Christian

    2011-01-01

    A discussion is given of the conformal Einstein field equations coupled with matter whose energy-momentum tensor is trace-free. These resulting equations are expressed in terms of a generic Weyl connection. The article shows how in the presence of matter it is possible to construct a conformal gauge which allows to know \\emph{a priori} the location of the conformal boundary. In vacuum this gauge reduces to the so-called conformal Gaussian gauge. These ideas are applied to obtain: (i) a new proof of the stability of Einstein-Maxwell de Sitter-like spacetimes; (ii) a proof of the semi-global stability of purely radiative Einstein-Maxwell spacetimes.

  6. Path Integral Techniques in Conformal Field Theory

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    Van Tonder, A J

    2004-01-01

    We present the theory of a two-dimensional conformal scalar field using path integral techniques. We derive the conformal anomaly using an adaptation of the method of Fujikawa, and compare the result with a derivation based on a Pauli-Villars measure, where the anomaly is shifted from the path integral measure to the energy-momentum trace. In the path integral approach the energy-momentum is a true coordinate-invariant tensor quantity, and we explain how it is related to the corresponding non-tensor object arising in the operator approach, obtaining an intuitive explanation within the context of the path integral approach for the anomalous transformation law and anomalous Ward identities of the latter. After carefully calculating nontrivial contact terms arising in certain energy-momentum products, we use these to provide a simple consistency check confirming the change of variables formula for the path integral and to review the relationship between the conformal anomaly and the energy-momentum two-point fun...

  7. Long, partial-short, and special conformal fields

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    Metsaev, R R

    2016-01-01

    In the framework of metric-like approach, totally symmetric arbitrary spin bosonic conformal fields propagating in flat space-time are studied. Depending on the values of conformal dimension, spin, and dimension of space-time, we classify all conformal field as long, partial-short, short, and special conformal fields. An ordinary-derivative (second-derivative) Lagrangian formulation for such conformal fields is obtained. The ordinary-derivative Lagrangian formulation is realized by using double-traceless gauge fields, Stueckelberg fields, and auxiliary fields. Gauge-fixed Lagrangian invariant under global BRST transformations is obtained. The gauge-fixed BRST Lagrangian is used for the computation of partition functions for all conformal fields. Using the result for the partition functions, numbers of propagating D.o.F for the conformal fields are also found.

  8. Entanglement entropy in warped conformal field theories

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    Castro, Alejandra; Hofman, Diego M.; Iqbal, Nabil [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam,Science Park 904, Postbus 94485, 1090 GL Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2016-02-04

    We present a detailed discussion of entanglement entropy in (1+1)-dimensional Warped Conformal Field Theories (WCFTs). We implement the Rindler method to evaluate entanglement and Renyi entropies for a single interval and along the way we interpret our results in terms of twist field correlation functions. Holographically a WCFT can be described in terms of Lower Spin Gravity, a SL(2,ℝ)×U(1) Chern-Simons theory in three dimensions. We show how to obtain the universal field theory results for entanglement in a WCFT via holography. For the geometrical description of the theory we introduce the concept of geodesic and massive point particles in the warped geometry associated to Lower Spin Gravity. In the Chern-Simons description we evaluate the appropriate Wilson line that captures the dynamics of a massive particle.

  9. Entanglement Entropy in Warped Conformal Field Theories

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    Castro, Alejandra; Iqbal, Nabil

    2015-01-01

    We present a detailed discussion of entanglement entropy in (1+1)-dimensional Warped Conformal Field Theories (WCFTs). We implement the Rindler method to evaluate entanglement and Renyi entropies for a single interval and along the way we interpret our results in terms of twist field correlation functions. Holographically a WCFT can be described in terms of Lower Spin Gravity, a SL(2,R)xU(1) Chern-Simons theory in three dimensions. We show how to obtain the universal field theory results for entanglement in a WCFT via holography. For the geometrical description of the theory we introduce the concept of geodesic and massive point particles in the warped geometry associated to Lower Spin Gravity. In the Chern-Simons description we evaluate the appropriate Wilson line that captures the dynamics of a massive particle.

  10. Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis in Conformal Field Theory

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    Lashkari, Nima; Liu, Hong

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) in d+1 dimensional conformal field theories by studying reduced density matrices in energy eigenstates. We show that if local probes of high energy primary eigenstates satisfy ETH, then any finite energy observable with support on a subsystem of finite size satisfies ETH. In two dimensions, we discover that if ETH holds locally, the finite size reduced density matrix of states created by heavy primary operators is well-approximated by a projection to the Virasoro identity block.

  11. RG boundaries and interfaces in Ising field theory

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    Konechny, Anatoly

    2017-04-01

    Perturbing a CFT by a relevant operator on a half space and letting the perturbation flow to the far infrared we obtain an RG interface between the UV and IR CFTs. If the IR CFT is trivial we obtain an RG boundary condition. The space of massive perturbations thus breaks up into regions labelled by conformal boundary conditions of the UV fixed point. For the 2D critical Ising model perturbed by a generic relevant operator we find the assignment of RG boundary conditions to all flows. We use some analytic results but mostly rely on TCSA and TFFSA numerical techniques. We investigate real as well as imaginary values of the magnetic field and, in particular, the RG trajectory that ends at the Yang-Lee CFT. We argue that the RG interface in the latter case does not approach a single conformal interface but rather exhibits oscillatory non-convergent behaviour. To the memory of O I Zavialov.

  12. RG boundaries and interfaces in Ising field theory

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    Konechny, Anatoly

    2016-01-01

    Perturbing a CFT by a relevant operator on a half space and letting the perturbation flow to the far infrared we obtain an RG interface between the UV and IR CFTs. If the IR CFT is trivial we obtain an RG boundary condition. The space of massive perturbations thus breaks up into regions labelled by conformal boundary conditions of the UV fixed point. For the 2D critical Ising model perturbed by a generic relevant operator we find the assignment of RG boundary conditions to all flows. We use some analytic results but mostly rely on TCSA and TFFSA numerical techniques. We investigate real as well as imaginary values of the magnetic field and, in particular, the RG trajectory that ends at the Yang-Lee CFT. We argue that the RG interface in the latter case does not approach a single conformal interface but rather exhibits oscillatory non-convergent behaviour.

  13. Arbitrary spin conformal fields in (A)dS

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    Metsaev, R R

    2014-01-01

    Totally symmetric arbitrary conformal spin fields in (A)dS space of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Ordinary-derivative and gauge invariant Lagrangian formulation for such fields is obtained. Gauge symmetries are realized by using auxiliary fields and Stueckelberg fields. We demonstrate explicitly that Lagrangian of conformal field is decomposed into a sum of gauge invariant Lagrangians for massless, partial-massless, and massive fields. We obtain a mass spectrum of the partial-massless and massive fields and confirm the conjecture about the mass spectrum made in the earlier literature. Explicit interrelation between Poincar\\'e basis conformal fields and (A)dS basis conformal fields is obtained. Covariant Lorentz-like and de-Donder like gauge conditions considerably simplifying the Lagrangian of conformal fields are proposed. Using such gauge conditions, we explain how the partition function of conformal field is obtained in the framework of our approach.

  14. D-branes in T-fold conformal field theory

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    Kawai, Shinsuke

    2008-01-01

    We investigate boundary dynamics of orbifold conformal field theory involving T-duality twists. Such models typically appear in contexts of non-geometric string compactifications that are called monodrofolds or T-folds in recent literature. We use the framework of boundary conformal field theory to analyse the models from a microscopic world-sheet perspective. In these backgrounds there are two kinds of D-branes that are analogous to bulk and fractional branes in standard orbifold models. The bulk D-branes in T-folds allow intuitive geometrical interpretations and are consistent with the classical analysis based on the doubled torus formalism. The fractional branes, on the other hand, are `non-geometric' at any point in the moduli space and their geometric counterparts seem to be missing in the doubled torus analysis. We compute cylinder amplitudes between the bulk and fractional branes, and find that the lightest modes of the open string spectra show intriguing non-linear dependence on the moduli (location o...

  15. Numerical conformal mapping via a boundary integral equation with the adjoint generalized Neumann kernel

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    Nasser, Mohamed M. S.; Murid, Ali H. M.; Sangawi, Ali W. K.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a new uniquely solvable boundary integral equation for computing the conformal mapping, its derivative and its inverse from bounded multiply connected regions onto the five classical canonical slit regions. The integral equation is derived by reformulating the conformal mapping as an adjoint Riemann-Hilbert problem. From the adjoint Riemann-Hilbert problem, we derive a boundary integral equation with the adjoint generalized Neumann kernel for the derivative of the boundary...

  16. Generalized BRST symmetry for arbitrary spin conformal field theory

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    Upadhyay, Sudhaker, E-mail: sudhakerupadhyay@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016 (India); Mandal, Bhabani Prasad, E-mail: bhabani.mandal@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2015-05-11

    We develop the finite field-dependent BRST (FFBRST) transformation for arbitrary spin-s conformal field theories. We discuss the novel features of the FFBRST transformation in these systems. To illustrate the results we consider the spin-1 and spin-2 conformal field theories in two examples. Within the formalism we found that FFBRST transformation connects the generating functionals of spin-1 and spin-2 conformal field theories in linear and non-linear gauges. Further, the conformal field theories in the framework of FFBRST transformation are also analyzed in Batalin–Vilkovisky (BV) formulation to establish the results.

  17. Boundary action of free AdS higher-spin gauge fields and the holographic correspondence

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    Joung, Euihun

    2011-01-01

    We determine the boundary terms of the free higher-spin action which reproduce the AdS Fronsdal equations in an AdS manifold with a finite distance boundary. The boundary terms are further constrained by the gauge invariance of the total action. We show that, for spins larger than two, no local boundary term can restore the full gauge symmetry, and the broken symmetry corresponds to higher-spin Weyl transformations on the boundary CFT. The boundary action is used for the evaluation of the on-shell higher-spin AdS action in terms of the boundary data given by a conformal higher-spin field.

  18. Magnetohydrodynamic cross-field boundary layer flow

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    D. B. Ingham

    1982-01-01

    Full Text Available The Blasius boundary layer on a flat plate in the presence of a constant ambient magnetic field is examined. A numerical integration of the MHD boundary layer equations from the leading edge is presented showing how the asymptotic solution described by Sears is approached.

  19. Conformal Nets II: Conformal Blocks

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    Bartels, Arthur; Douglas, Christopher L.; Henriques, André

    2017-03-01

    Conformal nets provide a mathematical formalism for conformal field theory. Associated to a conformal net with finite index, we give a construction of the `bundle of conformal blocks', a representation of the mapping class groupoid of closed topological surfaces into the category of finite-dimensional projective Hilbert spaces. We also construct infinite-dimensional spaces of conformal blocks for topological surfaces with smooth boundary. We prove that the conformal blocks satisfy a factorization formula for gluing surfaces along circles, and an analogous formula for gluing surfaces along intervals. We use this interval factorization property to give a new proof of the modularity of the category of representations of a conformal net.

  20. Conformal Nets II: Conformal Blocks

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    Bartels, Arthur; Douglas, Christopher L.; Henriques, André

    2017-08-01

    Conformal nets provide a mathematical formalism for conformal field theory. Associated to a conformal net with finite index, we give a construction of the `bundle of conformal blocks', a representation of the mapping class groupoid of closed topological surfaces into the category of finite-dimensional projective Hilbert spaces. We also construct infinite-dimensional spaces of conformal blocks for topological surfaces with smooth boundary. We prove that the conformal blocks satisfy a factorization formula for gluing surfaces along circles, and an analogous formula for gluing surfaces along intervals. We use this interval factorization property to give a new proof of the modularity of the category of representations of a conformal net.

  1. C-metric solution for conformal gravity with a conformally coupled scalar field

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    Meng, Kun, E-mail: mengkun@tjpu.edu.cn [School of Science, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387 (China); Zhao, Liu, E-mail: lzhao@nankai.edu.cn [School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)

    2017-02-15

    The C-metric solution of conformal gravity with a conformally coupled scalar field is presented. The solution belongs to the class of Petrov type D spacetimes and is conformal to the standard AdS C-metric appeared in vacuum Einstein gravity. For all parameter ranges, we identify some of the physically interesting static regions and the corresponding coordinate ranges. The solution may contain a black hole event horizon, an acceleration horizon, either of which may be cut by the conformal infinity or be hidden behind the conformal infinity. Since the model is conformally invariant, we also discussed the possible effects of the conformal gauge choices on the structure of the spacetime.

  2. Finite Deformations of Conformal Field Theories Using Analytically Regularized Connections

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    von Gussich, Alexander; Sundell, Per

    1996-01-01

    We study some natural connections on spaces of conformal field theories using an analytical regularization method. The connections are based on marginal conformal field theory deformations. We show that the analytical regularization preserves conformal invariance and leads to integrability of the marginal deformations. The connections are shown to be flat and to generate well-defined finite parallel transport. These finite parallel transports yield formulations of the deformed theories in the...

  3. Precision analysis of non-conformal reconstruction for the surface acoustic field on axisymmetric structures

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    HE Yuanan; HE Zuoyong

    2003-01-01

    Reconstruction of the surface acoustic field of axisymmetric body with arbitrary boundary conditions using near-field acoustic data is studied. The method of numerical reconstruction based on orthonormalization function expansion (OFE) and boundary element integral (BEI) is presented which can overcome the singular integral problem in the boundary integral equations. By numerical examples, the precision of reconstruction for the non-conformal surface with the axisymmetric or non-axisymmetric vibrating on axisymmetric body is given.The results of the numerical simulation are shown that this kind of reconstruction method is available for engineering.

  4. A finite element-boundary integral method for conformal antenna arrays on a circular cylinder

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    Kempel, Leo C.; Volakis, John L.

    1992-01-01

    Conformal antenna arrays offer many cost and weight advantages over conventional antenna systems. In the past, antenna designers have had to resort to expensive measurements in order to develop a conformal array design. This was due to the lack of rigorous mathematical models for conformal antenna arrays. As a result, the design of conformal arrays was primarily based on planar antenna design concepts. Recently, we have found the finite element-boundary integral method to be very successful in modeling large planar arrays of arbitrary composition in a metallic plane. We are extending this formulation to conformal arrays on large metallic cylinders. In doing so, we will develop a mathematical formulation. In particular, we discuss the finite element equations, the shape elements, and the boundary integral evaluation. It is shown how this formulation can be applied with minimal computation and memory requirements.

  5. The Quaternionic Geometry of 4D Conformal Field Theory

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    Zucchini, R

    1998-01-01

    We show that 4--dimensional conformal field theory is most naturally formulated on Kulkarni 4--folds, i. e. real 4--folds endowed with an integrable quaternionic structure. This leads to a formalism that parallels very closely that of 2--dimensional conformal field theory on Riemann surfaces. In this framework, the notion of Fueter analyticity, the quaternionic analogue of complex analyticity, plays an essential role. Conformal fields appear as sections of appropriate either harmonic real or Fueter holomorphic quaternionic line bundles. In the free case, the field equations are statements of either harmonicity or Fueter holomorphicity of the relevant conformal fields. We obtain compact quaternionic expressions of such basic objects as the energy-momentum tensor and the gauge currents for some basic models in terms of Kulkarni geometry. We also find a concise expression of the conformal anomaly and a quaternionic 4--dimensional analogue of the Schwarzian derivative describing the covariance of the quantum ener...

  6. A revised automated proximity and conformity analysis method to compare predicted and observed spatial boundaries of geologic phenomena

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    Li, Yingkui; Napieralski, Jacob; Harbor, Jon

    2008-12-01

    Quantitative assessment of the level of agreement between model-predicted and field-observed geologic data is crucial to calibrate and validate numerical landscape models. Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides an opportunity to integrate model and field data and quantify their levels of correspondence. Napieralski et al. [Comparing predicted and observed spatial boundaries of geologic phenomena: Automated Proximity and Conformity Analysis (APCA) applied to ice sheet reconstructions. Computers and Geosciences 32, 124-134] introduced an Automated Proximity and Conformity Analysis (APCA) method to compare model-predicted and field-observed spatial boundaries and used it to quantify the level of correspondence between predicted ice margins from ice sheet models and field observations from end moraines. However, as originally formulated, APCA involves a relatively large amount of user intervention during the analysis and results in an index to quantify the level of correspondence that lacks direct statistical meaning. Here, we propose a revised APCA approach and a more automated and statistically robust way to quantify the level of correspondence between model predictions and field observations. Specifically, the mean and standard deviation of distances between model and field boundaries are used to quantify proximity and conformity, respectively. An illustration of the revised method comparing modeled ice margins of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet with observed end moraines of the Last Glacial Maximum shows that this approach provides a more automated and statistically robust means to quantify correspondence than the original APCA. The revised approach can be adopted for a wide range of geoscience issues where comparisons of model-predicted and field-observed spatial boundaries are useful, including mass movement and flood extents.

  7. Radiation (absorbing) boundary conditions for electromagnetic fields

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    Bevensee, R. M.; Pennock, S. T.

    1987-01-01

    An important problem in finite difference or finite element computation of the electromagnetic field obeying the space-time Maxwell equations with self-consistent sources is that of truncating the outer numerical boundaries properly to avoid spurious numerical reflection. Methods for extrapolating properly the fields just beyond a numerical boundary in free space have been treated by a number of workers. This report avoids plane wave assumptions and derives boundary conditions more directly related to the source distribution within the region. The Panofsky-Phillips' relations, which enable one to extrapolate conveniently the vector field components parallel and perpendicular to a radial from the coordinate origin chosen near the center of the charge-current distribution are used to describe the space-time fields.

  8. Indecomposability parameters in chiral Logarithmic Conformal Field Theory

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    Vasseur, Romain; Saleur, Hubert

    2011-01-01

    Work of the last few years has shown that the key algebraic features of Logarithmic Conformal Field Theories (LCFTs) are already present in some finite lattice systems (such as the XXZ spin-1/2 chain) before the continuum limit is taken. This has provided a very convenient way to analyze the structure of indecomposable Virasoro modules and to obtain fusion rules for a variety of models such as (boundary) percolation etc. LCFTs allow for additional quantum numbers describing the fine structure of the indecomposable modules, and generalizing the `b-number' introduced initially by Gurarie for the c=0 case. The determination of these indecomposability parameters has given rise to a lot of algebraic work, but their physical meaning has remained somewhat elusive. In a recent paper, a way to measure b for boundary percolation and polymers was proposed. We generalize this work here by devising a general strategy to compute matrix elements of Virasoro generators from the numerical analysis of lattice models and their ...

  9. A note on φ-analytic conformal vector fields

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    Deshmukh, Sharief; Bin Turki, Nasser

    2017-09-01

    Taking clue from the analytic vector fields on a complex manifold, φ-analytic conformal vector fields are defined on a Riemannian manifold (Deshmukh and Al-Solamy in Colloq. Math. 112(1):157-161, 2008). In this paper, we use φ-analytic conformal vector fields to find new characterizations of the n-sphere Sn(c) and the Euclidean space (Rn,< ,\\rangle ).

  10. Black Hole Monodromy and Conformal Field Theory

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    Castro, A.; Lapan, J.M.; Maloney, A.; Rodriguez, M.J.

    2013-01-01

    The analytic structure of solutions to the Klein-Gordon equation in a black hole background, as represented by monodromy data, is intimately related to black hole thermodynamics. It encodes the "hidden conformal symmetry" of a nonextremal black hole, and it explains why features of the inner event

  11. Conformal Solid T-spline Construction from Boundary T-spline Representations

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    2012-07-01

    idea of isogeo- metric analysis [6, 2], one challenge is to automatically cre- ate a conformal solid NURBS /T-spline model with the given spline...solid NURBS construction method for patient-specific vas- cular geometric models was presented. In [1], a swept vol- ume parameterization was built for...representations. A general methodology for constructing a conformal solid T-spline from boundary T-spline/ NURBS representations is 2 Yongjie Zhang et al. (a

  12. A-D-E Classification of Conformal Field Theories

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    Cappelli, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    The ADE classification scheme is encountered in many areas of mathematics, most notably in the study of Lie algebras. Here such a scheme is shown to describe families of two-dimensional conformal field theories.

  13. Minimal lectures on two-dimensional conformal field theory

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    Ribault, Sylvain

    2016-01-01

    We provide a brief but self-contained review of conformal field theory on the Riemann sphere. We first introduce general axioms such as local conformal invariance, and derive Ward identities and BPZ equations. We then define Liouville theory and minimal models by specific axioms on their spectrums and degenerate fields. We solve these theories by computing three- and four-point functions, and discuss their existence and uniqueness.

  14. Abelian conformal field theory and determinant bundles

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    Andersen, Jørgen Ellegaard; Ueno, K.

    2007-01-01

    Following [10], we study a so-called bc-ghost system of zero conformal dimension from the viewpoint of [14, 16]. We show that the ghost vacua construction results in holomorphic line bundles with connections over holomorphic families of curves. We prove that the curvature of these connections...... are up to a scale the same as the curvature of the connections constructed in [14, 16]. We study the sewing construction for nodal curves and its explicit relation to the constructed connections. Finally we construct preferred holomorphic sections of these line bundles and analyze their behaviour near...

  15. Free-boundary high-beta tokamaks. II. Mathematical intermezzo: Hilbert transforms and conformal mapping

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    Goedbloed, J. P.

    1982-11-01

    Mathematical techniques are described that facilitate the reduction of the stability problem of a toroidal free-boundary high-β tokamak equilibrium with skin currents to one that is basically one-dimensional. This includes the conformal mapping of the simply connected plasma region onto a circular disk and the conformal mapping of the doubly connected vacuum region onto an annulus by means of the Theodorsen and Garrick nonlinear integral equations. Henrici's method of constructing the discretized Hilbert transforms for periodic functions on the boundaries of these domains provides both the basis for constructing the mappings and the tool for the study of the perturbations. The methods are applied to problems of two-dimensional potential flow with a discontinuity of which the stability of sharp-boundary high-β tokamaks is just a special case.

  16. TBA boundary flows in the tricritical Ising field theory

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    Nepomechie, Rafael I. E-mail: nepomechie@physics.miami.edu; Ahn, Changrim

    2002-12-30

    Boundary S matrices for the boundary tricritical Ising field theory (TIM), both with and without supersymmetry, have previously been proposed. Here we provide support for these S matrices by showing that the corresponding boundary entropies are consistent with the expected boundary flows. We develop the fusion procedure for boundary RSOS models, with which we derive exact inversion identities for the TIM. We confirm the TBA description of nonsupersymmetric boundary flows of Lesage et al. and we obtain corresponding descriptions of supersymmetric boundary flows.

  17. Massless Winger particles in conformal field theory are free

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    Tanimoto, Yoh

    2013-01-01

    We show that in a four dimensional conformal Haag-Kastler net, its massless particle spectrum is generated by a free field subnet. If the massless particle spectrum is scalar, then the free field subnet decouples as a tensor product component.

  18. A geometrical approach to two-dimensional Conformal Field Theory

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    Dijkgraaf, Robertus Henricus

    1989-01-01

    This thesis is organized in the following way. In Chapter 2 we will give a brief introduction to conformal field theory along the lines of standard quantum field theory, without any claims to originality. We introduce the important concepts of the stress-energy tensor, the Virasoro algebra, and prim

  19. Plasma and Field Boundaries in Space

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    Sonnerup, B. U.

    2010-12-01

    Many of the most important and intriguing phenomena in a space plasma occur at the boundaries between regions containing plasmas of different thermodynamic and flow properties, and different magnetization. In this lecture, I will describe and discuss a few of the observed effects and their proposed interpretations, with emphasis on the earth’s magnetopause as well as on certain magnetic discontinuities and structures seen in the solar wind. Among the physical phenomena is magnetic reconnection and associated current filamentation, as well as Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and waves. A primary tool for the illustration and interpretation of local structure within and near these boundaries will be reconstruction based on various versions of the MHD equations. These new methods produce field/flow maps in two dimensions of a narrow region of space surrounding the path of an observing spacecraft as it passes through the structure.

  20. Generally covariant vs. gauge structure for conformal field theories

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    Campigotto, M., E-mail: martacostanza.campigotto@to.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, University of Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, 10125, Torino (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Via P. Giuria 1, 10125, Torino (Italy); Fatibene, L. [Dipartimento di Matematica, University of Torino, Via C. Alberto 10, 10123, Torino (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Via P. Giuria 1, 10125, Torino (Italy)

    2015-11-15

    We introduce the natural lift of spacetime diffeomorphisms for conformal gravity and discuss the physical equivalence between the natural and gauge natural structure of the theory. Accordingly, we argue that conformal transformations must be introduced as gauge transformations (affecting fields but not spacetime point) and then discuss special structures implied by the splitting of the conformal group. -- Highlights: •Both a natural and a gauge natural structure for conformal gravity are defined. •Global properties and natural lift of spacetime transformations are described. •The possible definitions of physical state are considered and discussed. •The gauge natural theory has less physical states than the corresponding natural one. •The dynamics forces to prefer the gauge natural structure over the natural one.

  1. Exploring perturbative conformal field theory in Mellin space

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    Nizami, Amin A.; Rudra, Arnab; Sarkar, Sourav; Verma, Mritunjay

    2017-01-01

    We explore the Mellin representation of correlation functions in conformal field theories in the weak coupling regime. We provide a complete proof for a set of Feynman rules to write the Mellin amplitude for a general tree level Feynman diagram involving only scalar operators. We find a factorised form involving beta functions associated to the propagators, similar to tree level Feynman rules in momentum space for ordinary QFTs. We also briefly consider the case where a generic scalar perturbation of the free CFT breaks conformal invariance. Mellin space still has some utility and one can consider non-conformal Mellin representations. In this context, we find that the beta function corresponding to conformal propagator uplifts to a hypergeometric function.

  2. Exploring Perturbative Conformal Field Theory in Mellin space

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    Nizami, Amin A; Sarkar, Sourav; Verma, Mritunjay

    2016-01-01

    We explore the Mellin representation of correlation functions in conformal field theories in the weak coupling regime. We provide a complete proof for a set of Feynman rules to write the Mellin amplitude for a general tree level Feynman diagram involving only scalar operators. We find a factorised form involving beta functions associated to the propagators, similar to tree level Feynman rules in momentum space for ordinary QFTs. We also briefly consider the case where a generic scalar perturbation of the free CFT breaks conformal invariance. Mellin space still has some utility and one can consider non-conformal Mellin representations. In this context, we find that the beta function corresponding to conformal propagator uplifts to a hypergeometric function.

  3. Modular Hamiltonian for Excited States in Conformal Field Theory.

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    Lashkari, Nima

    2016-07-22

    We present a novel replica trick that computes the relative entropy of two arbitrary states in conformal field theory. Our replica trick is based on the analytic continuation of partition functions that break the Z_{n} replica symmetry. It provides a method for computing arbitrary matrix elements of the modular Hamiltonian corresponding to excited states in terms of correlation functions. We show that the quantum Fisher information in vacuum can be expressed in terms of two-point functions on the replica geometry. We perform sample calculations in two-dimensional conformal field theories.

  4. Black Holes as Conformal Field Theories on Horizons

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    Halyo, Edi

    2015-01-01

    We show that any nonextreme black hole can be described by a state with $L_0=E_R$ in a $D=2$ chiral conformal field theory with central charge $c=12E_R$ where $E_R$ is the dimensionless Rindler energy of the black hole. The theory lives in the very near horizon region, i.e. around the origin of Rindler space. Black hole hair is the momentum along the Euclidean dimensionless Rindler time direction. As evidence, we show that $D$--dimensional Schwarzschild black holes and $D=2$ dilatonic ones that are obtained from them by spherical reduction are described by the same conformal field theory states.

  5. Modular Hamiltonian of Excited States in Conformal Field Theory

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    Lashkari, Nima

    2015-01-01

    We present a novel replica trick that computes the relative entropy of two arbitrary states in conformal field theory. Our replica trick is based on the analytic continuation of partition functions that break the replica Z_n symmetry. It provides a method for computing arbitrary matrix elements of the modular Hamiltonian corresponding to excited states in terms of correlation functions. We show that the quantum Fisher information in vacuum can be expressed in terms of two-point functions on the replica geometry. We perform sample calculations in two-dimensional conformal field theories.

  6. Conformal field theory between supersymmetry and indecomposable structures

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    Eberle, H.

    2006-07-15

    This thesis considers conformal field theory in its supersymmetric extension as well as in its relaxation to logarithmic conformal field theory. This thesis is concerned with the subspace of K3 compactifications which is not well known yet. In particular, we inspect the intersection point of the Z{sub 2} and Z{sub 4} orbifold subvarieties within the K3 moduli space, explicitly identify the two corresponding points on the subvarieties geometrically, and give an explicit isomorphism of the three conformal field theory models located at that point, a specific Z{sub 2} and Z{sub 4} orbifold model as well as the Gepner model (2){sup 4}. We also prove the orthogonality of the two subvarieties at the intersection point. This is the starting point for the programme to investigate generic points in K3 moduli space. We use the coordinate identification at the intersection point in order to relate the coordinates of both subvarieties and to explicitly calculate a geometric geodesic between the two subvarieties as well as its generator. A generic point in K3 moduli space can be reached by such a geodesic originating at a known model. We also present advances on the conformal field theoretic side of deformations along such a geodesic using conformal deformation theory. Moreover, we regard a relaxation of conformal field theory to logarithmic conformal field theory. In particular, we study general augmented c{sub p,q} minimal models which generalise the well-known (augmented) c{sub p,1} model series. We calculate logarithmic nullvectors in both types of models. But most importantly, we investigate the low lying Virasoro representation content and fusion algebra of two general augmented c{sub p,q} models, the augmented c{sub 2,3}=0 model as well as the augmented Yang-Lee model at c{sub 2,5}=-22/5. In particular, the true vacuum representation is rather given by a rank 1 indecomposable but not irreducible subrepresentation of a rank 2 representation. We generalise these generic

  7. Stochastic geometry of critical curves, Schramm-Loewner evolutions and conformal field theory

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    Gruzberg, Ilya A [James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

    2006-10-13

    Conformally invariant curves that appear at critical points in two-dimensional statistical mechanics systems and their fractal geometry have received a lot of attention in recent years. On the one hand, Schramm (2000 Israel J. Math. 118 221 (Preprint math.PR/9904022)) has invented a new rigorous as well as practical calculational approach to critical curves, based on a beautiful unification of conformal maps and stochastic processes, and by now known as Schramm-Loewner evolution (SLE). On the other hand, Duplantier (2000 Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 1363; Fractal Geometry and Applications: A Jubilee of Benot Mandelbrot: Part 2 (Proc. Symp. Pure Math. vol 72) (Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society) p 365 (Preprint math-ph/0303034)) has applied boundary quantum gravity methods to calculate exact multifractal exponents associated with critical curves. In the first part of this paper, I provide a pedagogical introduction to SLE. I present mathematical facts from the theory of conformal maps and stochastic processes related to SLE. Then I review basic properties of SLE and provide practical derivation of various interesting quantities related to critical curves, including fractal dimensions and crossing probabilities. The second part of the paper is devoted to a way of describing critical curves using boundary conformal field theory (CFT) in the so-called Coulomb gas formalism. This description provides an alternative (to quantum gravity) way of obtaining the multifractal spectrum of critical curves using only traditional methods of CFT based on free bosonic fields.

  8. Adiabatic Regularization for Gauge Field and the Conformal Anomaly

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    Chu, Chong-Sun

    2016-01-01

    We construct and provide the adiabatic regularization method for a $U(1)$ gauge field in a conformally flat spacetime by quantizing in the canonical formalism the gauge fixed $U(1)$ theory with mass terms for the gauge fields and the ghost fields. We show that the adiabatic expansion for the mode functions and the adiabatic vacuum can be defined in a similar way using WKB-type solutions as the scalar fields. As an application of the adiabatic method, we compute the trace of the energy momentum tensor and reproduces the known result for the conformal anomaly obtained by the other regularization methods. The availability of the adiabatic expansion scheme for gauge field allows one to study the renormalization of the de-Sitter space maximal superconformal Yang-Mills theory using the adiabatic regularization method.

  9. Conformal field theories with infinitely many conservation laws

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    Todorov, Ivan [Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques F-91440, Bures-sur-Yvette (France)

    2013-02-15

    Globally conformal invariant quantum field theories in a D-dimensional space-time (D even) have rational correlation functions and admit an infinite number of conserved (symmetric traceless) tensor currents. In a theory of a scalar field of dimension D-2 they were demonstrated to be generated by bilocal normal products of free massless scalar fields with an O(N), U(N), or Sp(2N) (global) gauge symmetry [B. Bakalov, N. M. Nikolov, K.-H. Rehren, and I. Todorov, 'Unitary positive energy representations of scalar bilocal fields,' Commun. Math. Phys. 271, 223-246 (2007); e-print arXiv:math-ph/0604069v3; and 'Infinite dimensional Lie algebras in 4D conformal quantum field theory,' J. Phys. A Math Theor. 41, 194002 (2008); e-print arXiv:0711.0627v2 [hep-th

  10. Interacting scale but non-conformal field theories

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    Nakayama, Yu

    2016-01-01

    There is a dilemma in constructing interacting scale invariant but not conformal invariant Euclidean field theories. On one hand, scale invariance without conformal invariance seems more generic by requiring only a smaller symmetry. On the other hand, the existence of a non-conserved current with exact scaling dimension $d-1$ in $d$ dimensions seems to require extra fine-tuning. To understand the competition better, we explore some examples without the reflection positivity. We show that a theory of elasticity (a.k.a Riva-Cardy theory) coupled with massless fermions in $d=4-\\epsilon$ dimensions never possess an interacting scale invariant fixed point. We do, however, find interacting scale invariant but non-conformal field theories in gauge fixed versions of the Banks-Zaks fixed points in $d=4$ dimensions.

  11. Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometric Aspects in Conformal Field Theory

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    Longo, Roberto

    2010-03-01

    The Operator Algebraic approach to Conformal Field Theory has been particularly fruitful in recent years (leading for example to the classification of all local conformal nets on the circle with central charge c < 1, jointly with Y. Kawahigashi). On the other hand the Operator Algebraic viewpoint offers a natural perspective for a Noncommutative Geometric context within Conformal Field Theory. One basic point here is to uncover the relevant structures. In this talk I will explain some of the basic steps in this "Noncommutative Geometrization program" up to the recent construction of a spectral triple associated with certain Ramond representations of the Supersymmetric Virasoro net. So Alain Connes framework enters into play. This is a joint work with S. Carpi, Y. Kawahigashi, and R. Hillier.

  12. The unitary conformal field theory behind 2D Asymptotic Safety

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    Nink, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Being interested in the compatibility of Asymptotic Safety with Hilbert space positivity (unitarity), we consider a local truncation of the functional RG flow which describes quantum gravity in $d>2$ dimensions and construct its limit of exactly two dimensions. We find that in this limit the flow displays a nontrivial fixed point whose effective average action is a non-local functional of the metric. Its pure gravity sector is shown to correspond to a unitary conformal field theory with positive central charge $c=25$. Representing the fixed point CFT by a Liouville theory in the conformal gauge, we investigate its general properties and their implications for the Asymptotic Safety program. In particular, we discuss its field parametrization dependence and argue that there might exist more than one universality class of metric gravity theories in two dimensions. Furthermore, studying the gravitational dressing in 2D asymptotically safe gravity coupled to conformal matter we uncover a mechanism which leads to a...

  13. On the D1-D5 conformal field theory

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    Dijkgraaf, Robbert

    2000-03-01

    I give a review of some aspects of the D1-D5 conformal field theory that is dual to string theory on AdS 3 . Particular attention is paid to the gravitational interpretation of the elliptic genus as a sum over 3-manifolds.

  14. Spectra in Conformal Field Theories from the Rogers Dilogarithm

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    Kuniba, A; Kuniba, Atsuo; Nakanishi, Tomoki

    1992-01-01

    We propose a system of functional relations having a universal form connected to the $U_q(X^{(1)}_r)$ Bethe ansatz equation. Based on the analysis of it, we conjecture a new sum formula for the Rogers dilogarithm function in terms of the scaling dimensions of the $X^{(1)}_r$ parafermion conformal field theory.

  15. Stationary axisymmetric spacetimes with a conformally coupled scalar field

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    Astorino, Marco

    2014-01-01

    Solution generating techniques for general relativity with a conformally (and minimally) coupled scalar field are pushed forward to build a wide class of asymptotically flat, axisymmetric and stationary spacetimes continuously connected to Kerr. This family contains, amongst other things, rotating extensions of the BBMB black hole and also its angular and mass multipolar generalisations. Further addition of NUT charge is also discussed.

  16. Energy flux positivity and unitarity in conformal field theories

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    Kulaxizi, M.; Parnachev, A.

    2011-01-01

    We show that in most conformal field theories the condition of the energy flux positivity, proposed by Hofman and Maldacena, is equivalent to the absence of ghosts. At finite temperature and large energy and momenta, the two-point functions of the stress energy tensor develop lightlike poles. The re

  17. Radial Quantization for Conformal Field Theories on the Lattice

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    Brower, Richard C; Neuberger, Herbert

    2012-01-01

    We consider radial quantization for conformal quantum field theory with a lattice regulator. A Euclidean field theory on $\\mathbb R^D$ is mapped to a cylindrical manifold, $\\mathbb R\\times \\mathbb S^{D-1}$, whose length is logarithmic in scale separation. To test the approach, we apply this to the 3D Ising model and compute $\\eta$ for the first $Z_2$ odd primary operator.

  18. Conformal Killing vector fields and a virial theorem

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    Cariñena, José F; Martínez, Eduardo; Santos, Patrícia

    2014-01-01

    The virial theorem is formulated both intrinsically and in local coordinates for a Lagrangian system of mechanical type on a Riemann manifold. An import case studied in this paper is that of an affine virial function associated to a vector field on the configuration manifold. The special cases of a virial function associated to a Killing, a homothetic and a conformal Killing vector field are considered and the corresponding virial theorems are established for this type of functions.

  19. Conformal couplings of a scalar field to higher curvature terms

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    Oliva, Julio

    2011-01-01

    We present a simple way of constructing conformal couplings of a scalar field to higher order Euler densities. This is done by constructing a four-rank tensor involving the curvature and derivatives of the field, which transforms covariantly under local Weyl rescalings. The equation of motion for the field, as well as its energy momentum tensor are shown to be of second order. The field equations for the spherically symmetric ansatz are integrated, and for generic non-homogeneous couplings, the solution is given in terms of a polynomial equation, in close analogy with Lovelock theories.

  20. On the mutual information in conformal field theory

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    Chen, Bin; Chen, Lin; Hao, Peng-xiang; Long, Jiang

    2017-06-01

    In this work, we study the universal behaviors in the mutual information of two disjoint spheres in a conformal field theory (CFT). By using the operator product expansion of the spherical twist operator in terms of the conformal family, we show that the large distance expansion of the mutual information can be cast in terms of the conformal blocks. We develop the 1 /n prescription to compute the coefficients before the conformal blocks. For a single conformal family, the leading nonvanishing contribution to the mutual information comes from the bilinear operators. We show that the coefficients of these operators take universal forms and such universal behavior persists in the bilinear operators with derivatives as well. Consequently the first few leading order contributions to the mutual information in CFT take universal forms. To illustrate our framework, we discuss the free scalars and free fermions in various dimensions. For the free scalars, we compute the mutual information to the next-to-leading order and find good agreement with the improved numerical lattice result. For the free fermion, we compute the leading order result, which is of universal form, and find the good match with the numerical study. Our formalism could be applied to any CFT potentially.

  1. Thermal field theories and shifted boundary conditions

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    Giusti, Leonardo

    2013-01-01

    The analytic continuation to an imaginary velocity of the canonical partition function of a thermal system expressed in a moving frame has a natural implementation in the Euclidean path-integral formulation in terms of shifted boundary conditions. The Poincare' invariance underlying a relativistic theory implies a dependence of the free-energy on the compact length L_0 and the shift xi only through the combination beta=L_0(1+xi^2)^(1/2). This in turn implies that the energy and the momentum distributions of the thermal theory are related, a fact which is encoded in a set of Ward identities among the correlators of the energy-momentum tensor. The latter have interesting applications in lattice field theory: they offer novel ways to compute thermodynamic potentials, and a set of identities to renormalize non-perturbatively the energy-momentum tensor. At fixed bare parameters the shifted boundary conditions also provide a simple method to vary the temperature in much smaller steps than with the standard procedur...

  2. Quantum entanglement of local operators in conformal field theories.

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    Nozaki, Masahiro; Numasawa, Tokiro; Takayanagi, Tadashi

    2014-03-21

    We introduce a series of quantities which characterize a given local operator in any conformal field theory from the viewpoint of quantum entanglement. It is defined by the increased amount of (Rényi) entanglement entropy at late time for an excited state defined by acting the local operator on the vacuum. We consider a conformal field theory on an infinite space and take the subsystem in the definition of the entanglement entropy to be its half. We calculate these quantities for a free massless scalar field theory in two, four and six dimensions. We find that these results are interpreted in terms of quantum entanglement of a finite number of states, including Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen states. They agree with a heuristic picture of propagations of entangled particles.

  3. Factors affecting the species composition of arable field boundary vegetation

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    Kleijn, D.; Verbeek, M.

    2000-01-01

    1. In recent decades the botanical diversity of arable field boundaries has declined drastically. To determine the most important factors related to the species composition of arable field boundaries, the vegetation composition of 105 herbaceous boundaries, 1-m wide, in the central and eastern

  4. Factors affecting the species composition of arable field boundary vegetation

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    Kleijn, D.; Verbeek, M.

    2000-01-01

    1. In recent decades the botanical diversity of arable field boundaries has declined drastically. To determine the most important factors related to the species composition of arable field boundaries, the vegetation composition of 105 herbaceous boundaries, 1-m wide, in the central and eastern Nethe

  5. Conformal Field Theory Correlators from Classical Field Theory on Anti-de Sitter Space; 2, Vector and Spinor Fields

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    Mück, W

    1998-01-01

    We use the AdS/CFT correspondence to calculate CFT correlation functions of vector and spinor fields. The connection between the AdS and boundary fields is properly treated via a Dirichlet boundary value problem.

  6. Effects of high external electric fields on protein conformation

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    Pompa, Pier Paolo; Bramanti, Alessandro; Maruccio, Giuseppe; del Mercato, Loretta Laureana; Chiuri, Rocco; Cingolani, Roberto; Rinaldi, Ross

    2005-06-01

    Resistance of biomolecules to high electric fields is a main concern for nanobioelectronics/nanobiosensing applications, and it is also a relevant issue from a fundamental perspective, to understand the dielectric properties and structural dynamics of proteins. In nanoscale devices, biomolecules may experience electric fields as high as 107 V/m in order to elicit charge transport/transfer. Understanding the effects of such fields on their structural integrity is thus crucial to assess the reliability of biomolecular devices. In this study, we show experimental evidence for the retention of native-like fold pattern by proteins embedded in high electric fields. We have tested the metalloprotein azurin, deposited onto SiO2 substrates in air with proper electrode configuration, by applying high static electric fields (up to 106-107 V/m). The effects on the conformational properties of protein molecules have been determined by means of intrinsic fluorescence measurements. Experimental results indicate that no significant field-induced conformational alteration occurs. This behavior is also discussed and supported by theoretical predictions of the intrinsic intra-protein electric fields. As the general features of such inner fields are not peculiar of azurin, the conclusions presented here should have general validity.

  7. Electromagnetic complementary media with arbitrary geometries and non-conformal boundaries

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    Guochang Liu

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A generalized folded transformation procedure is presented for the space with arbitrary shapes. General expressions for the constitute parameters of complementary media are deduced, which can be readily applied to design complementary media based transformation optics devices (CMTOD with arbitrary shapes. It's no longer limited to the situation when the inner and outer boundaries of the CMTOD are conformal or similar shapes, and can be available for the non-conformal situations. Three kinds of CMTOD are designed and studied, which involves a super-lens, an external cloak that hides object outside the cloaking shell, and an illusion optics device that transforms one object to another. Full-wave simulations are carried out to validate the proposed approach. The generalization introduced here makes a step forward for the flexible design of CMTOD with arbitrary geometries.

  8. Bridging global and local quantum quenches in conformal field theories

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    Wen, Xueda

    2016-01-01

    Entanglement evolutions after a global quantum quench and a local quantum quench in 1+1 dimensional conformal field theories (CFTs) show qualitatively different behaviors, and are studied within two different setups. In this work, we bridge global and local quantum quenches in (1+1)-d CFTs in the same setup, by studying the entanglement evolution from a specific inhomogeneous initial state. By utilizing conformal mappings, this inhomogeneous quantum quench is analytically solvable. It is found that the entanglement evolution shows a global quantum quench feature in the short time limit, and a local quantum quench feature in the long time limit. The same features are observed in single-point correlation functions of primary fields. We provide a clear physical picture for the underlying reason.

  9. Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Conformal Field Theory

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    Hollands, Stephan

    2016-01-01

    We present a model independent, operator algebraic approach to non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics within the framework of two-dimensional Conformal Field Theory. Two infinite reservoirs in equilibrium at their own temperatures and chemical potentials are put in contact through a defect line, possibly by inserting a probe. As time evolves, the composite system then approaches a non-equilibrium steady state that we describe. In particular, we re-obtain recent formulas of Bernard and Doyon.

  10. Relating the archetypes of logarithmic conformal field theory

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    Creutzig, Thomas; Ridout, David

    2013-07-01

    Logarithmic conformal field theory is a rich and vibrant area of modern mathematical physics with well-known applications to both condensed matter theory and string theory. Our limited understanding of these theories is based upon detailed studies of various examples that one may regard as archetypal. These include the c=-2 triplet model, the Wess-Zumino-Witten model on SL(2;R) at level k=-1/2 >, and its supergroup analogue on GL(1|1). Here, the latter model is studied algebraically through representation theory, fusion and modular invariance, facilitating a subsequent investigation of its cosets and extended algebras. The results show that the archetypes of logarithmic conformal field theory are in fact all very closely related, as are many other examples including, in particular, the SL(2|1) models at levels 1 and -1/2 >. The conclusion is then that the archetypal examples of logarithmic conformal field theory are practically all the same, so we should not expect that their features are in any way generic. Further archetypal examples must be sought.

  11. Relating the archetypes of logarithmic conformal field theory

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    Creutzig, Thomas, E-mail: tcreutzig@mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Phillips Hall, CB 3255, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255 (United States); Fachbereich Mathematik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schloßgartenstraße 7, 64289 Darmstadt (Germany); Ridout, David, E-mail: david.ridout@anu.edu.au [Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2013-07-21

    Logarithmic conformal field theory is a rich and vibrant area of modern mathematical physics with well-known applications to both condensed matter theory and string theory. Our limited understanding of these theories is based upon detailed studies of various examples that one may regard as archetypal. These include the c=−2 triplet model, the Wess–Zumino–Witten model on SL(2;R) at level k=−1/2 , and its supergroup analogue on GL(1|1). Here, the latter model is studied algebraically through representation theory, fusion and modular invariance, facilitating a subsequent investigation of its cosets and extended algebras. The results show that the archetypes of logarithmic conformal field theory are in fact all very closely related, as are many other examples including, in particular, the SL(2|1) models at levels 1 and −1/2 . The conclusion is then that the archetypal examples of logarithmic conformal field theory are practically all the same, so we should not expect that their features are in any way generic. Further archetypal examples must be sought.

  12. Simple Space-Time Symmetries: Generalizing Conformal Field Theory

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    Mack, G; Mack, Gerhard; Riese, Mathias de

    2004-01-01

    We study simple space-time symmetry groups G which act on a space-time manifold M=G/H which admits a G-invariant global causal structure. We classify pairs (G,M) which share the following additional properties of conformal field theory: 1) The stability subgroup H of a point in M is the identity component of a parabolic subgroup of G, implying factorization H=MAN, where M generalizes Lorentz transformations, A dilatations, and N special conformal transformations. 2) special conformal transformations in N act trivially on tangent vectors to the space-time manifold M. The allowed simple Lie groups G are the universal coverings of SU(m,m), SO(2,D), Sp(l,R), SO*(4n) and E_7(-25) and H are particular maximal parabolic subgroups. All these groups G admit positive energy representations. It will also be shown that the classical conformal groups SO(2,D) are the only allowed groups which possess a time reflection automorphism; in all other cases space-time has an intrinsic chiral structure.

  13. Bounds in 4D conformal field theories with global symmetry

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    Rattazzi, Riccardo; Vichi, Alessandro [Institut de Theorie des Phenomenes Physiques, EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Rychkov, Slava [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Ecole Normale Superieure, and Faculte de Physique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

    2011-01-21

    We explore the constraining power of OPE associativity in 4D conformal field theory with a continuous global symmetry group. We give a general analysis of crossing symmetry constraints in the 4-point function ({phi}{phi}{phi}{dagger}{phi}{dagger}), where {phi} is a primary scalar operator in a given representation R. These constraints take the form of 'vectorial sum rules' for conformal blocks of operators whose representations appear in RxR and Rx R-bar . The coefficients in these sum rules are related to the Fierz transformation matrices for the RxRx R-bar x R-bar invariant tensors. We show that the number of equations is always equal to the number of symmetry channels to be constrained. We also analyze in detail two cases-the fundamental of SO(N) and the fundamental of SU(N). We derive the vectorial sum rules explicitly, and use them to study the dimension of the lowest singlet scalar in the {phi} x {phi}{dagger} OPE. We prove the existence of an upper bound on the dimension of this scalar. The bound depends on the conformal dimension of {phi} and approaches 2 in the limit dim({Phi}){yields}1. For several small groups, we compute the behavior of the bound at dim({Phi})>1. We discuss implications of our bound for the conformal technicolor scenario of electroweak symmetry breaking.

  14. Higher-order singletons, partially massless fields, and their boundary values in the ambient approach

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    Bekaert, Xavier [Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Physique Théorique, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7350 du CNRS, Fédération de Recherche 2964 Denis Poisson, Université François Rabelais, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France); Grigoriev, Maxim, E-mail: grig@lpi.ru [Tamm Theory Department, Lebedev Physics Institute, Leninsky prospect 53, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2013-11-11

    Using ambient space we develop a fully gauge and o(d,2)-covariant approach to boundary values of AdS{sub d+1} gauge fields. It is applied to the study of (partially) massless fields in the bulk and (higher-order) conformal scalars, i.e. singletons, as well as (higher-depth) conformal gauge fields on the boundary. In particular, we identify the corresponding generalized Fradkin–Tseytlin equations as obstructions to the extension of the off-shell boundary value to the bulk, generalizing the usual considerations for the holographic anomalies to the partially massless fields. We also relate the background fields for the higher-order singleton to the boundary values of partially massless fields and prove the appropriate generalization of the Flato–Fronsdal theorem, which is in agreement with the known structure of symmetries for the higher-order wave operator. All these facts support the following generalization of the higher-spin holographic duality: the O(N) model at a multicritical isotropic Lifshitz point should be dual to the theory of partially massless symmetric tensor fields described by the Vasiliev equations based on the higher-order singleton symmetry algebra.

  15. Four-dimensional heterotic strings and conformal field theory

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    Luest, D.; Theisen, S.; Zoupanos, G.

    1988-01-25

    The techniques of (super) conformal field theory are applied to 4-dimensional heterotic string theories. We discuss certain aspects of 4-dimensional strings in the framework of the bosonic lattice approach such as the realization of superconformal symmetry, character valued partition functions, construction of vertex operators and ghost picture changing. As an application we compute all possible 3- and 4-point tree amplitudes of the massless fields and derive from them the low energy effective action of the massless modes. Some effects for the massless spectrum due to one-loop string effects are also mentioned.

  16. Energy flow in non-equilibrium conformal field theory

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    Bernard, Denis; Doyon, Benjamin

    2012-09-01

    We study the energy current and its fluctuations in quantum gapless 1d systems far from equilibrium modeled by conformal field theory, where two separated halves are prepared at distinct temperatures and glued together at a point contact. We prove that these systems converge towards steady states, and give a general description of such non-equilibrium steady states in terms of quantum field theory data. We compute the large deviation function, also called the full counting statistics, of energy transfer through the contact. These are universal and satisfy fluctuation relations. We provide a simple representation of these quantum fluctuations in terms of classical Poisson processes whose intensities are proportional to Boltzmann weights.

  17. Conformal field theories with infinitely many conservation laws

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    Todorov, Ivan

    2013-02-01

    Globally conformal invariant quantum field theories in a D-dimensional space-time (D even) have rational correlation functions and admit an infinite number of conserved (symmetric traceless) tensor currents. In a theory of a scalar field of dimension D-2 they were demonstrated to be generated by bilocal normal products of free massless scalar fields with an O(N), U(N), or Sp(2N) (global) gauge symmetry [B. Bakalov, N. M. Nikolov, K.-H. Rehren, and I. Todorov, "Unitary positive energy representations of scalar bilocal fields," Commun. Math. Phys. 271, 223-246 (2007), 10.1007/s00220-006-0182-2; e-print arXiv:math-ph/0604069v3; B. Bakalov, N. M. Nikolov, K.-H. Rehren, and I. Todorov, "Infinite dimensional Lie algebras in 4D conformal quantum field theory," J. Phys. A Math Theor. 41, 194002 (2008), 10.1088/1751-8113/41/19/194002; e-print arXiv:0711.0627v2 [hep-th

  18. Boundary Conformal Field Theories and Limit Sets of Kleinian Groups

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    Kholodenko, A L

    2000-01-01

    In this paper,based on the available mathematical works on geometry and topology of hyperbolic manifolds and discrete groups, some results of Freedman et al (hep-th/9804058) are reproduced and broadly generalized. Among many new results the possibility of extension of work of Belavin,Polyakov and Zamolodchikov to higher dimensions is investigated. Known in physical literature objections against such extension are removed and the possibility of an extension is convincingly demonstrated.

  19. Three-dimensional black holes with conformally coupled scalar and gauge fields

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    Cardenas, Marcela; Martinez, Cristian

    2014-01-01

    We consider three-dimensional gravity with negative cosmological constant in the presence of a scalar and an Abelian gauge field. Both fields are conformally coupled to gravity, the scalar field through a nonminimal coupling with the curvature and the gauge field by means of a Lagrangian given by a power of the Maxwell one. A sixth-power self-interaction potential, which does not spoil conformal invariance is also included in the action. Using a circularly symmetric ansatz, we obtain black hole solutions dressed with the scalar and gauge fields, which are regular on and outside the event horizon. These charged hairy black holes are asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes. The mass and the electric charge are computed by using the Regge-Teitelboim Hamiltonian approach. If both leading and subleading terms of the asymptotic condition of the scalar field are present, a boundary condition that functionally relates them is required for determining the mass. Since the asymptotic form of the scalar field solution i...

  20. Boundary conditions for the gravitational field

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    Winicour, Jeffrey

    2012-06-01

    A review of the treatment of boundaries in general relativity is presented with the emphasis on application to the formulations of Einstein's equations used in numerical relativity. At present, it is known how to treat boundaries in the harmonic formulation of Einstein's equations and a tetrad formulation of the Einstein-Bianchi system. However, a universal approach valid for other formulations is not in hand. In particular, there is no satisfactory boundary theory for the 3+1 formulations which have been highly successful in binary black hole simulation. I discuss the underlying problems that make the initial-boundary-value problem much more complicated than the Cauchy problem. I review the progress that has been made and the important open questions that remain. Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. (Alan Turing, quoted in J D Barrow, ‘Theories of Everything’)

  1. Conformal Field Theory Correlators from Classical Scalar Field Theory on $AdS_{d+1}$

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    Mück, W; Mueck, Wolfgang

    1998-01-01

    We use the correspondence between scalar field theory on $AdS_{d+1}$ and a conformal field theory on $R^d$ to calculate the 3- and 4-point functions of the latter. The classical scalar field theory action is evaluated at tree level.

  2. Radiative Contributions to the Effective Action of Self-Interacting Scalar Field on a Manifold with Boundary

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    Tsoupros, G

    2000-01-01

    The effect of quantum corrections to a conformally invariant field theory for a self-interacting scalar field on a curved manifold with boundary is considered. The analysis is most easily performed in a space of constant curvature the boundary of which is characterised by constant extrinsic curvature. An extension of the spherical formulation in the presence of a boundary is attained through use of the method of images. Contrary to the consolidated vanishing effect in maximally symmetric space-times the contribution of the massless "tadpole" diagram no longer vanishes in dimensional regularisation. As a result, conformal invariance is broken due to boundary-related vacuum contributions. The evaluation of one-loop contributions to the two-point function suggests an extension, in the presence of matter couplings, of the simultaneous volume and boundary renormalisation in the effective action.

  3. Non-linear Realizations of Conformal Symmetry and Effective Field Theory for the Pseudo-Conformal Universe

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    Hinterbichler, Kurt; Khoury, Justin

    2012-01-01

    The pseudo-conformal scenario is an alternative to inflation in which the early universe is described by an approximate conformal field theory on flat, Minkowski space. Some fields acquire a time-dependent expectation value, which breaks the flat space so(4,2) conformal algebra to its so(4,1) de Sitter subalgebra. As a result, weight-0 fields acquire a scale invariant spectrum of perturbations. The scenario is very general, and its essential features are determined by the symmetry breaking pattern, irrespective of the details of the underlying microphysics. In this paper, we apply the well-known coset technique to derive the most general effective lagrangian describing the Goldstone field and matter fields, consistent with the assumed symmetries. The resulting action captures the low energy dynamics of any pseudo-conformal realization, including the U(1)-invariant quartic model and the Galilean Genesis scenario. We also derive this lagrangian using an alternative method of curvature invariants, consisting of ...

  4. Six-dimensional Methods for Four-dimensional Conformal Field Theories II: Irreducible Fields

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    Weinberg, Steven

    2012-01-01

    This note supplements an earlier paper on conformal field theories. There it was shown how to construct tensor, spinor, and spinor-tensor primary fields in four dimensions from their counterparts in six dimensions, where conformal transformations act simply as SO(4,2) Lorentz transformations. Here we show how to constrain fields in six dimensions so that the corresponding primary fields in four dimensions transform according to irreducible representations of the four-dimensional Lorentz group, even when the irreducibility conditions on these representations involve the four-component Levi-Civita tensor $\\epsilon_{\\mu\

  5. Numerical tests of conjectures of conformal field theory for three-dimensional systems

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    Weigel, Martin; Janke, Wolfhard

    1998-11-01

    The concept of conformal field theory provides a general classification of statistical systems on two-dimensional geometries at the point of a continuous phase transition. Considering the finite-size scaling of certain special observables, one thus obtains not only the critical exponents but even the corresponding amplitudes of the divergences analytically. A first numerical analysis brought up the question whether analogous results can be obtained for those systems on three-dimensional manifolds. Using Monte Carlo simulations based on the Wolff single-cluster update algorithm we investigate the scaling properties of O(n) symmetric classical spin models on a three-dimensional, hyper-cylindrical geometry with a toroidal cross-section considering both periodic and antiperiodic boundary conditions. Studying the correlation lengths of the Ising, the XY, and the Heisenberg model, we find strong evidence for a scaling relation analogous to the two-dimensional case, but in contrast here for the systems with antiperiodic boundary conditions.

  6. A geometrical approach to two-dimensional Conformal Field Theory

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    Dijkgraaf, Robertus Henricus

    1989-09-01

    This thesis is organized in the following way. In Chapter 2 we will give a brief introduction to conformal field theory along the lines of standard quantum field theory, without any claims to originality. We introduce the important concepts of the stress-energy tensor, the Virasoro algebra, and primary fields. The general principles are demonstrated by fermionic and bosonic free field theories. This also allows us to discuss some general aspects of moduli spaces of CFT's. In particular, we describe in some detail the space of iiiequivalent toroidal comi)actificalions, giving examples of the quantum equivalences that we already mentioned. In Chapter 3 we will reconsider general quantum field theory from a more geometrical point of view, along the lines of the so-called operator formalism. Crucial to this approach will be the consideration of topology changing amplitudes. After a simple application to 2d topological theories, we proceed to give our second introduction to CFT, stressing the geometry behind it. In Chapter 4 the so-called rational conformal field theories are our object of study. These special CFT's have extended symmetries with only a finite number of representations. If an interpretation as non-linear sigma model exists, this extra symmetry can be seen as a kind of resonance effect due to the commensurability of the size of the string and the target space-time. The structure of rational CFT's is extremely rigid, and one of our results will be that the operator content of these models is—up to some discrete choices—completely determined by the symmetry algebra. The study of rational models is in its rigidity very analogous to finite group theory. In Chapter 5 this analogy is further pursued and substantiated. We will show how one can construct from general grounds rational conformal field theories from finite groups. These models are abstract versions of non-linear o-models describing string propagation on 'orbifoids.' An orbifold is a singular

  7. Algebras in tensor categories and coset conformal field theories

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    Froehlich, J. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, ETH Zuerich, 8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Fuchs, J. [Institutionen foer fysik, Karlstads Universitet, 651 88 Karlstad (Sweden); Runkel, I. [Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet, 12 489 Berlin (Germany); Schweigert, C. [Fachbereich Mathematik, Universitaet Hamburg, 20 146 Hamburg (Germany)

    2004-06-01

    The coset construction is the most important tool to construct rational conformal field theories with known chiral data. For some cosets at small level, so-called maverick cosets, the familiar analysis using selection and identification rules breaks down. Intriguingly, this phenomenon is linked to the existence of exceptional modular invariants. Recent progress in CFT, based on studying algebras in tensor categories, allows for a universal construction of the chiral data of coset theories which in particular also applies to maverick cosets. (Abstract Copyright [2004], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  8. Two-dimensional conformal field theory and the butterfly effect

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    Roberts, Daniel A

    2014-01-01

    We study chaotic dynamics in two-dimensional conformal field theory through out-of-time order thermal correlators of the form $\\langle W(t)VW(t)V\\rangle$. We reproduce bulk calculations similar to those of [1], by studying the large $c$ Virasoro identity block. The contribution of this block to the above correlation function begins to decrease exponentially after a delay of $\\sim t_* - \\frac{\\beta}{2\\pi}\\log \\beta^2E_w E_v$, where $t_*$ is the scrambling time $\\frac{\\beta}{2\\pi}\\log c$, and $E_w,E_v$ are the energy scales of the $W,V$ operators.

  9. Scalar field collapse in a conformally flat spacetime

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    Chakrabarti, Soumya; Banerjee, Narayan [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, Department of Physical Sciences, Mohanpur, West Bengal (India)

    2017-03-15

    The collapse scenario of a scalar field along with a perfect fluid distribution was investigated for a conformally flat spacetime. The theorem for the integrability of an anharmonic oscillator has been utilized. For a pure power-law potential of the form φ{sup n+1}, it was found that a central singularity is formed which is covered by an apparent horizon for n > 0 and n < -3. Some numerical results have also been presented for a combination of two different powers of φ in the potential. (orig.)

  10. Pressure and Compressibility of Conformal Field Theories from the AdS/CFT Correspondence

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    Brian P. Dolan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The equation of state associated with N = 4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills in four dimensions, for S U ( N in the large N limit, is investigated using the AdS/CFT correspondence. An asymptotically AdS black-hole on the gravity side provides a thermal background for the Yang–Mills theory on the boundary in which the cosmological constant is equivalent to a volume. The thermodynamic variable conjugate to the cosmological constant is a pressure, and the P - V diagram of the quark-gluon plasma is studied. It is known that there is a critical point where the heat capacity diverges, and this is reflected in the isothermal compressibility. Critical exponents are derived and found to be mean field in the large N limit. The same analysis applied to three- and six-dimensional conformal field theories again yields mean field exponents associated with the compressibility at the critical point.

  11. An Algebraic Construction of Boundary Quantum Field Theory

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    Longo, Roberto; Witten, Edward

    2011-04-01

    We build up local, time translation covariant Boundary Quantum Field Theory nets of von Neumann algebras {mathcal A_V} on the Minkowski half-plane M + starting with a local conformal net {mathcal A} of von Neumann algebras on {mathbb R} and an element V of a unitary semigroup {mathcal E(mathcal A)} associated with {mathcal A}. The case V = 1 reduces to the net {mathcal A_+} considered by Rehren and one of the authors; if the vacuum character of {mathcal A} is summable, {mathcal A_V} is locally isomorphic to {mathcal A_+}. We discuss the structure of the semigroup {mathcal E(mathcal A)}. By using a one-particle version of Borchers theorem and standard subspace analysis, we provide an abstract analog of the Beurling-Lax theorem that allows us to describe, in particular, all unitaries on the one-particle Hilbert space whose second quantization promotion belongs to {mathcal E(mathcal A^{(0)})} with {mathcal A^{(0)}} the U(1)-current net. Each such unitary is attached to a scattering function or, more generally, to a symmetric inner function. We then obtain families of models via any Buchholz-Mack-Todorov extension of {mathcal A^{(0)}}. A further family of models comes from the Ising model.

  12. Dilogarithm Identities in Conformal Field Theory and Group Homology

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    Dupont, J L

    1994-01-01

    Recently, Rogers' dilogarithm identities have attracted much attention in the setting of conformal field theory as well as lattice model calculations. One of the connecting threads is an identity of Richmond-Szekeres that appeared in the computation of central charges in conformal field theory. We show that the Richmond-Szekeres identity and its extension by Kirillov-Reshetikhin can be interpreted as a lift of a generator of the third integral homology of a finite cyclic subgroup sitting inside the projective special linear group of all $2 \\times 2$ real matrices viewed as a {\\it discrete} group. This connection allows us to clarify a few of the assertions and conjectures stated in the work of Nahm-Recknagel-Terhoven concerning the role of algebraic $K$-theory and Thurston's program on hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Specifically, it is not related to hyperbolic 3-manifolds as suggested but is more appropriately related to the group manifold of the universal covering group of the projective special linear group of al...

  13. Positive Energy Conditions in 4D Conformal Field Theory

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    Farnsworth, Kara; Prilepina, Valentina

    2015-01-01

    We argue that all consistent 4D quantum field theories obey a spacetime-averaged weak energy inequality $\\langle T^{00} \\rangle \\ge -C/L^4$, where $L$ is the size of the smearing region, and $C$ is a positive constant that depends on the theory. If this condition is violated, the theory has states that are indistinguishable from states of negative total energy by any local measurement, and we expect instabilities or other inconsistencies. We apply this condition to 4D conformal field theories, and find that it places constraints on the OPE coefficients of the theory. The constraints we find are weaker than the "conformal collider" constraints of Hofman and Maldacena. We speculate that there may be theories that violate the Hofman-Maldacena bounds, but satisfy our bounds. In 3D CFTs, the only constraint we find is equivalent to the positivity of 2-point function of the energy-momentum tensor, which follows from unitarity. Our calculations are performed using momentum-space Wightman functions, which are remarka...

  14. Positive energy conditions in 4D conformal field theory

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    Farnsworth, Kara; Luty, Markus A.; Prilepina, Valentina

    2016-10-01

    We argue that all consistent 4D quantum field theories obey a spacetime-averaged weak energy inequality ≥ - C/L 4, where L is the size of the smearing region, and C is a positive constant that depends on the theory. If this condition is violated, the theory has states that are indistinguishable from states of negative total energy by any local measurement, and we expect instabilities or other inconsistencies. We apply this condition to 4D conformal field theories, and find that it places constraints on the OPE coefficients of the theory. The constraints we find are weaker than the "conformal collider" constraints of Hofman and Maldacena. In 3D CFTs, the only constraint we find is equivalent to the positivity of 2-point function of the energy-momentum tensor, which follows from unitarity. Our calculations are performed using momentum-space Wightman functions, which are remarkably simple functions of momenta, and may be of interest in their own right.

  15. Shape Dependence of Holographic Renyi Entropy in Conformal Field Theories

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    Dong, Xi

    2016-01-01

    We develop a framework for studying the well-known universal term in the Renyi entropy for an arbitrary entangling region in four-dimensional conformal field theories that are holographically dual to gravitational theories. The shape dependence of the Renyi entropy $S_n$ is described by two coefficients: $f_b(n)$ for extrinsic curvature deformations and $f_c(n)$ for Weyl tensor deformations. We provide the first calculation of the coefficient $f_b(n)$ in interacting theories by relating it to the stress tensor one-point function in a deformed hyperboloid background. The latter is then determined by a straightforward holographic calculation. Our results show that a previous conjecture $f_b(n) = f_c(n)$, motivated by surprising evidence from a variety of free field theories and studies of conical defects, fails holographically.

  16. Einstein gravity 3-point functions from conformal field theory

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    Afkhami-Jeddi, Nima; Kundu, Sandipan; Tajdini, Amirhossein

    2016-01-01

    We study stress tensor correlation functions in four-dimensional conformal field theories with large $N$ and a sparse spectrum. Theories in this class are expected to have local holographic duals, so effective field theory in anti-de Sitter suggests that the stress tensor sector should exhibit universal, gravity-like behavior. At the linearized level, the hallmark of locality in the emergent geometry is that stress tensor three-point functions $\\langle TTT\\rangle$, normally specified by three constants, should approach a universal structure controlled by a single parameter as the gap to higher spin operators is increased. We demonstrate this phenomenon by a direct CFT calculation. Stress tensor exchange, by itself, violates causality and unitarity unless the three-point functions are carefully tuned, and the unique consistent choice exactly matches the prediction of Einstein gravity. Under some assumptions about the other potential contributions, we conclude that this structure is universal, and in particular...

  17. Charged topological black hole with a conformally coupled scalar field

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    Martínez, C; Martinez, Cristian; Staforelli, Juan Pablo

    2006-01-01

    An exact four-dimensional electrically charged topological black hole solution with a conformal coupled self-interacting scalar field is shown. We consider a negative cosmological constant and a quartic self-interaction. According to the mass different causal structures appear, including an extremal black hole. In all cases, the asymptotic region is locally an anti-de Sitter spacetime and a curvature singularity at the origin is present. The scalar field is regular on and outside the event horizon, which is a surface of negative constant curvature. We study the thermodynamical properties for the non-extremal black hole in the grand canonical ensemble. The configurations are thermodynamically stable and do not present phase transitions. The entropy value differs from that which the area law dictates. The non-minimal coupling is responsible for that difference and it can be seen as a modification of the Newton's constant.

  18. Shape dependence of entanglement entropy in conformal field theories

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    Faulkner, Thomas; Leigh, Robert G.; Parrikar, Onkar

    2016-04-01

    We study universal features in the shape dependence of entanglement entropy in the vacuum state of a conformal field theory (CFT) on R^{1,d-1} . We consider the entanglement entropy across a deformed planar or spherical entangling surface in terms of a perturbative expansion in the infinitesimal shape deformation. In particular, we focus on the second order term in this expansion, known as the entanglement density. This quantity is known to be non-positive by the strong-subadditivity property. We show from a purely field theory calculation that the non-local part of the entanglement density in any CFT is universal, and proportional to the coefficient C T appearing in the two-point function of stress tensors in that CFT. As applications of our result, we prove the conjectured universality of the corner term coefficient σ /C_T=π^2/24 in d = 3 CFTs, and the holographic Mezei formula for entanglement entropy across deformed spheres.

  19. The Causal Interpretation of Conformally Coupled Scalar Field Quantum Cosmology

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    De Barros, J A; Sagioro-Leal, M A

    2000-01-01

    We apply the causal interpretation of quantum mechanics to homogeneous and isotropic quantum cosmology, where the source of the gravitational field is a conformally coupled scalar field, and the maximally symmetric hypersurfaces are flat. The classical solutions are expanding or contracting singular universes. The general solution of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation is a discrete superposition of Hermite polynomials multiplied by complex exponentials. Superpositions with up to two parcels are studied, and the phase diagrams of their corresponding Bohmian trajectories are analyzed in detail. Nonsingular periodic quantum solutions are found. They are nonclassical but they can be arbitrarily big. Some of them can represent the universe we live in but the majority present too small oscillations. We also find that singular quantum solutions present an inflation era in the begining of the universe. Numerical calculations indicates that these results remain valid for general superpositions.

  20. In–out propagator in de Sitter space from general boundary quantum field theory

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    Daniele Colosi

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The general boundary formulation of quantum theory is applied to quantize a real massive scalar field in de Sitter space. The space–time region where the dynamics of the field takes place is bounded by one spacelike hypersurface of constant conformal de Sitter time. The computation of the amplitude in the presence of a linear interaction with a source field with compact support in the region considered provides the expression of the Feynman propagator which coincides with the so-called in–out propagator.

  1. Gauge theories on compact toric surfaces, conformal field theories and equivariant Donaldson invariants

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    Bershtein, Mikhail; Ronzani, Massimiliano; Tanzini, Alessandro

    2016-01-01

    We show that equivariant Donaldson polynomials of compact toric surfaces can be calculated as residues of suitable combinations of Virasoro conformal blocks, by building on AGT correspondence between N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories and two-dimensional conformal field theory.

  2. The Edge of Entanglement: Getting the Boundary Right for Non-Minimally Coupled Scalar Fields

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    Herzog, Christopher P

    2016-01-01

    In entanglement computations for a free scalar field with coupling to background curvature, there is a boundary term in the modular Hamiltonian which must be correctly specified in order to get sensible results. We focus here on the entanglement in flat space across a planar interface and (in the case of conformal coupling) other geometries related to this one by Weyl rescaling of the metric. For these "half-space entanglement" computations, we give a new derivation of the boundary term and revisit how it clears up a number of puzzles in the literature, including mass corrections and twist operator dimensions. We also discuss how related boundary terms may show up in other field theories.

  3. A conformally invariant gauge fixing equation and a field strength for the symmetric traceless field over $d = 4$ conformally flat Einstein spacetimes

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    Quéva, Julien

    2015-01-01

    This article investigates the properties of a set of conformally invariant equations on conformally flat Einstein spacetimes. These equations are shown to be gauge invariant if $d=4$. We provide a conformally invariant gauge condition to that equation which generalizes in a simple manner, on those spacetimes, the Eastwood-Singer gauge condition. A byproduct of this conformally invariant gauge fixing equation is an alternate proof of Branson's factorization formula of GJMS operators on Einstein manifolds for $d=4$. A field strength $F$ is built upon the field $A$, its properties are worked out in details.

  4. A conformal boundary for space-times based on light-like geodesics: The 3-dimensional case

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    Bautista, A.; Ibort, A.; Lafuente, J.; Low, R.

    2017-02-01

    A new causal boundary, which we will term the l-boundary, inspired by the geometry of the space of light rays and invariant by conformal diffeomorphisms for space-times of any dimension m ≥3 , proposed by one of the authors [R. J. Low, The Space of Null Geodesics (and a New Causal Boundary), Lecture Notes in Physics 692 (Springer, 2006), pp. 35-50] is analyzed in detail for space-times of dimension 3. Under some natural assumptions, it is shown that the completed space-time becomes a smooth manifold with boundary and its relation with Geroch-Kronheimer-Penrose causal boundary is discussed. A number of examples illustrating the properties of this new causal boundary as well as a discussion on the obtained results will be provided.

  5. Synchrotron radiation in strongly coupled conformal field theories

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    Athanasiou, Christiana; Liu, Hong; Nickel, Dominik; Rajagopal, Krishna

    2010-01-01

    Using gauge/gravity duality, we compute the energy density and angular distribution of the power radiated by a quark undergoing circular motion in strongly coupled ${\\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theory. We compare the strong coupling results to those at weak coupling, finding them to be very similar. In both regimes, the angular distribution of the radiated power is in fact similar to that of synchrotron radiation produced by an electron in circular motion in classical electrodynamics: the quark emits radiation in a narrow beam along its velocity vector with a characteristic opening angle $\\alpha \\sim 1/\\gamma$. To an observer far away from the quark, the emitted radiation appears as a short periodic burst, just like the light from a lighthouse does to a ship at sea. Our strong coupling results are valid for any strongly coupled conformal field theory with a dual classical gravity description.

  6. Free box^k Scalar Conformal Field Theory

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    Brust, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    We consider the generalizations of the free U(N) and O(N) scalar conformal field theories to actions with higher powers of the Laplacian, box^k, in general dimension d. We study the spectra, Verma modules, anomalies and OPE of these theories. We argue that in certain d and k, the spectrum contains zero norm operators which are both primary and descendant, as well as extension operators which are neither primary nor descendant. In addition, we argue that in even dimensions d <= 2k, there are well-defined operator algebras which are related to the box^k theories and are novel in that they have a finite number of single-trace states.

  7. Conformal field theory and functions of hypergeometric type

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    Isachenkov, Mikhail

    2016-03-15

    Conformal field theory provides a universal description of various phenomena in natural sciences. Its development, swift and successful, belongs to the major highlights of theoretical physics of the late XX century. In contrast, advances of the theory of hypergeometric functions always assumed a slower pace throughout the centuries of its existence. Functional identities studied by this mathematical discipline are fascinating both in their complexity and beauty. This thesis investigates the interrelation of two subjects through a direct analysis of three CFT problems: two-point functions of the 2d strange metal CFT, three-point functions of primaries of the non-rational Toda CFT and kinematical parts of Mellin amplitudes for scalar four-point functions in general dimensions. We flash out various generalizations of hypergeometric functions as a natural mathematical language for two of these problems. Several new methods inspired by extensions of classical results on hypergeometric functions, are presented.

  8. Fermionic Sum Representations for Conformal Field Theory Characters

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    Kedem, R; McCoy, B M; Melzer, E

    1993-01-01

    We present sum representations for all characters of the unitary Virasoro minimal models. They can be viewed as fermionic companions of the Rocha-Caridi sum representations, the latter related to the (bosonic) Feigin-Fuchs-Felder construction. We also give fermionic representations for certain characters of the general $(G^{(1)})_k \\times (G^{(1)})_l \\over (G^{(1)})_{k+l}}$ coset conformal field theories, the non-unitary minimal models ${\\cal M}(p,p+2)$ and ${\\cal M}(p,kp+1)$, the $N$=2 superconformal series, and the $\\ZZ_N$-parafermion theories, and relate the $q\\to 1$ behaviour of all these fermionic sum representations to the thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz.

  9. Universality of corner entanglement in conformal field theories

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    Bueno, Pablo; Witczak-Krempa, William

    2015-01-01

    We study the contribution to the entanglement entropy of (2+1)-dimensional conformal field theories coming from a sharp corner in the entangling surface. This contribution is encoded in a function $a(\\theta)$ of the corner opening angle, and was recently proposed as a measure of the degrees of freedom in the underlying CFT. We show that the ratio $a(\\theta)/C_T$ , where $C_T$ is the central charge in the stress tensor correlator, is an almost universal quantity for a broad class of theories including various higher-curvature holographic models, free scalars and fermions, and Wilson-Fisher fixed points of the $O(N)$ models with $N=1,2,3$. Strikingly, the agreement between these different theories becomes exact in the limit $\\theta\\rightarrow \\pi$, where the entangling surface approaches a smooth curve. We thus conjecture that the corresponding ratio is universal for general CFTs in three dimensions.

  10. Energy Flux Positivity and Unitarity in Conformal Field Theories

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    Kulaxizi, Manuela; Parnachev, Andrei

    2011-01-01

    We show that in most conformal field theories the condition of the energy flux positivity, proposed by Hofman and Maldacena, is equivalent to the absence of ghosts. At finite temperature and large energy and momenta, the two-point functions of the stress energy tensor develop lightlike poles. The residues of the poles can be computed, as long as the only spin-two conserved current, which appears in the stress energy tensor operator-product expansion and acquires a nonvanishing expectation value at finite temperature, is the stress energy tensor. The condition for the residues to stay positive and the theory to remain ghost-free is equivalent to the condition of positivity of energy flux.

  11. Conformal field theory and Loewner-Kufarev evolution

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    Markina, Irina

    2009-01-01

    One of the important aspects in recent trends in complex analysis has been the increasing degree of cross-fertilization between the latter and mathematical physics with great benefits to both subjects. Contour dynamics in the complex plane turned to be a meeting point for complex analysts, specialists in stochastic processes, and mathematical physicists. This was stimulated, first of all, by recent progress in understanding structures in the classical and stochastic L\\"owner evolutions, and in the Laplacian growth. The Virasoro algebra provides a basic algebraic object in conformal field theory (CFT) so it was not surprising that it turned to play an important role of a structural skeleton for contour dynamics. The present paper is a survey of recent progress in the study of the CFT viewpoint on contour dynamics, in particular, we show how the Witt and Virasoro algebras are related with the stochastic L\\"owner and classical L\\"owner-Kufarev equations.

  12. Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics

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    Weissauer, Rainer; CFT 2011

    2014-01-01

    This book, part of the series Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, reviews recent developments in the theory of vertex operator algebras (VOAs) and their applications to mathematics and physics.   The mathematical theory of VOAs originated from the famous monstrous moonshine conjectures of J.H. Conway and S.P. Norton, which predicted a deep relationship between the characters of the largest simple finite sporadic group, the Monster, and the theory of modular forms inspired by the observations of J. MacKay and J. Thompson.   The contributions are based on lectures delivered at the 2011 conference on Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, organized by the editors as part of a special program offered at Heidelberg University that summer under the sponsorship of the MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH).

  13. Energy flux positivity and unitarity in conformal field theories.

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    Kulaxizi, Manuela; Parnachev, Andrei

    2011-01-07

    We show that in most conformal field theories the condition of the energy flux positivity, proposed by Hofman and Maldacena, is equivalent to the absence of ghosts. At finite temperature and large energy and momenta, the two-point functions of the stress energy tensor develop lightlike poles. The residues of the poles can be computed, as long as the only spin-two conserved current, which appears in the stress energy tensor operator-product expansion and acquires a nonvanishing expectation value at finite temperature, is the stress energy tensor. The condition for the residues to stay positive and the theory to remain ghost-free is equivalent to the condition of positivity of energy flux.

  14. Shape Dependence of Entanglement Entropy in Conformal Field Theories

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    Faulkner, Thomas; Parrikar, Onkar

    2015-01-01

    We study universal features in the shape dependence of entanglement entropy in the vacuum state of a conformal field theory (CFT) on $\\mathbb{R}^{1,d-1}$. We consider the entanglement entropy across a deformed planar or spherical entangling surface in terms of a perturbative expansion in the infinitesimal shape deformation. In particular, we focus on the second order term in this expansion, known as the entanglement density. This quantity is known to be non-positive by the strong-subadditivity property. We show from a purely field theory calculation that the non-local part of the entanglement density in any CFT is universal, and proportional to the coefficient $C_T$ appearing in the two-point function of stress tensors in that CFT. As applications of our result, we prove the conjectured universality of the corner term coefficient $\\frac{\\sigma}{C_T}=\\frac{\\pi^2}{24}$ in $d=3$ CFTs, and the holographic Mezei formula for entanglement entropy across deformed spheres.

  15. Quantum revivals in conformal field theories in higher dimensions

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    Cardy, John

    2016-10-01

    We investigate the behavior of the return amplitude { F }(t)=| | following a quantum quench in a conformal field theory (CFT) on a compact spatial manifold of dimension d-1 and linear size O(L), from a state | {{\\Psi }}(0)> of extensive energy with short-range correlations. After an initial gaussian decay { F }(t) reaches a plateau value related to the density of available states at the initial energy. However for d=3,4 this value is attained from below after a single oscillation. For a holographic CFT the plateau persists up to times at least O({σ }1/(d-1)L), where σ \\gg 1 is the dimensionless Stefan-Boltzmann constant. On the other hand for a free field theory on manifolds with high symmetry there are typically revivals at times t˜ {{integer}}× L. In particular, on a sphere {S}d-1 of circumference 2π L, there is an action of the modular group on { F }(t) implying structure near all rational values of t/L, similar to what happens for rational CFTs in d=2.

  16. Conformation change of enzyme molecules in laser radiation field

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    Leshenyuk, N. S.; Prigun, M. V.; Apanasevitsh, E. E.; Kruglik, G. S.

    2007-06-01

    As a result of an analysis of macromolecules properties in the coherent optical radiation field and with allowance for the experimentally obtained unique data on the interaction of lazer radiation with biomolecules (dependence of the interaction efficiency on the coherence length, presence of the effect in the spectra region far from the absorption band), a mechanism of wave interaction is developed. Using this mathematical model, the calculations of a change in the macromolecules oscillatory energy in the coherent radiation field are performed. It is shown that the increase of macromolecules oscillatory energy depends strongly on the coherence length of radiation. On exposure to noncoherent radiation, the biomolecules oscillatory energy practically does not change, whereas on exposure to laser radiation (coherence length ~3 cm), energy of oscillations of atoms increases by an order of 2÷4, which results in a change in the conformation of biomolecules and activity of enzymes. Recently a lot of data are received concerning the change of lysosomal enzymes activity in blood plasma under action of laser radiation.

  17. Hadamard states for a scalar field in anti-de Sitter spacetime with arbitrary boundary conditions

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    Dappiaggi, Claudio

    2016-01-01

    We consider a real, massive scalar field on ${\\rm PAdS}_{d+1}$, the Poincar\\'e domain of the $(d+1)$-dimensional AdS spacetime. We first determine all admissible boundary conditions that can be applied on the conformal boundary, noting that there exist instances where "bound states" solutions are present. Then, we address the problem of constructing the two-point function for the ground state satisfying those boundary conditions, finding ultimately an explicit closed form. In addition, we investigate the singularities of the resulting two-point functions, showing that they are consistent with the requirement of being of Hadamard form in every globally hyperbolic subregion of ${\\rm PAdS}_{d+1}$ and proposing a new definition of Hadamard states which applies to ${\\rm PAdS}_{d+1}$.

  18. Conformal generally covariant quantum field theory. The scalar field and its Wick products

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    Pinamonti, N. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik

    2008-06-15

    In this paper we generalize the construction of generally covariant quantum theories given in [R. Brunetti, K. Fredenhagen, R. Verch, Commun. Math. Phys. 237, 31 (2003)] to encompass the conformal covariant case. After introducing the abstract framework, we discuss the massless conformally coupled Klein Gordon field theory, showing that its quantization corresponds to a functor between two certain categories. At the abstract level, the ordinary fields, could be thought as natural transformations in the sense of category theory. We show that, the Wick monomials without derivatives (Wick powers), can be interpreted as fields in this generalized sense, provided a non trivial choice of the renormalization constants is given. A careful analysis shows that the transformation law of Wick powers is characterized by a weight, and it turns out that the sum of fields with different weights breaks the conformal covariance. At this point there is a difference between the previously given picture due to the presence of a bigger group of covariance. It is furthermore shown that the construction does not depend upon the scale {mu} appearing in the Hadamard parametrix, used to regularize the fields. Finally, we briefly discuss some further examples of more involved fields. (orig.)

  19. Multisymplectic effective General Boundary Field Theory

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    Arjang, Mona

    2013-01-01

    The transfer matrix in lattice field theory connects the covariant and the initial data frameworks; in spin foam models, it can be written as a composition of elementary cellular amplitudes/propagators. We present a framework for discrete spacetime classical field theory in which solutions to the field equations over elementary spacetime cells may be amalgamated if they satisfy simple gluing conditions matching the composition rules of cellular amplitudes in spin foam models. Furthermore, the formalism is endowed with a multisymplectic structure responsible for local conservation laws. Some models within our framework are effective theories modeling a system at a given scale. Our framework allows us to study coarse graining and the continuum limit.

  20. Background field formalism for chiral matter and gauge fields conformally coupled to supergravity

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    Butter, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    We expand the generic model involving chiral matter, super Yang-Mills gauge fields, and supergravity to second order in the gravity and gauge prepotentials in a manifestly covariant and conformal way. Such a class of models includes conventional chiral matter coupled to supergravity via a conformal compensator. This is a first step toward calculating one-loop effects in supergravity in a way that does not require a perturbative expansion in the inverse Planck scale or a recourse to component level calculations to handle the coupling of the K\\"ahler potential to the gravity sector. We also consider a more restrictive model involving a linear superfield in the role of the conformal compensator and investigate the similarities it has to the dual chiral model.

  1. Quantum statistical correlations in thermal field theories: boundary effective theory

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    Bessa, A; de Carvalho, C A A; Fraga, E S

    2010-01-01

    We show that the one-loop effective action at finite temperature for a scalar field with quartic interaction has the same renormalized expression as at zero temperature if written in terms of a certain classical field $\\phi_c$, and if we trade free propagators at zero temperature for their finite-temperature counterparts. The result follows if we write the partition function as an integral over field eigenstates (boundary fields) of the density matrix element in the functional Schr\\"{o}dinger field-representation, and perform a semiclassical expansion in two steps: first, we integrate around the saddle-point for fixed boundary fields, which is the classical field $\\phi_c$, a functional of the boundary fields; then, we perform a saddle-point integration over the boundary fields, whose correlations characterize the thermal properties of the system. This procedure provides a dimensionally-reduced effective theory for the thermal system. We calculate the two-point correlation as an example.

  2. Selection of candidate wells and optimization of conformance treatment design in the Barrancas Field using a 3D conformance simulator

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    Crosta, Dante; Elitseche, Luis [Repsol YPF (Argentina); Gutierrez, Mauricio; Ansah, Joe; Everett, Don [Halliburton Argentina S.A., Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2004-07-01

    Minimizing the amount of unwanted water production is an important goal at the Barrancas field. This paper describes a selection process for candidate injection wells that is part of a pilot conformance project aimed at improving vertical injection profiles, reducing water cut in producing wells, and improving ultimate oil recovery from this field. The well selection process is based on a review of limited reservoir information available for this field to determine inter-well communications. The methodology focuses on the best use of available information, such as production and injection history, well intervention files, open hole logs and injectivity surveys. After the candidate wells were selected and potential water injection channels were identified, conformance treatment design and future performance of wells in the selected pilot area were evaluated using a new 3 -D conformance simulator, developed specifically for optimization of the design and placement of unwanted fluid shut-off treatments. Thus, when acceptable history match ing of the pilot area production was obtained, the 3 -D simulator was used to: evaluate the required volume of selected conformance treatment fluid; review expected pressures and rates during placement;. model temperature behavior; evaluate placement techniques, and forecast water cut reduction and incremental oil recovery from the producers in this simulated section of the pilot area. This paper outlines a methodology for selecting candidate wells for conformance treatments. The method involves application of several engineering tools, an integral component of which is a user-friendly conformance simulator. The use of the simulator has minimized data preparation time and allows the running of sensitivity cases quickly to explore different possible scenarios that best represent the reservoir. The proposed methodology provides an efficient means of identifying conformance problems and designing optimized solutions for these individual

  3. Toward logarithmic extensions of ^sl(2)_k conformal field models

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    Semikhatov, A M

    2007-01-01

    For positive integer p=k+2, we consider a logarithmic extension of the ^sl(2)_k conformal field theory of integrable representations by taking the kernel of two fermionic screening operators in a three-boson realization of ^sl(2)_k. The currents W^-(z) and W^+(z) of a W-algebra acting in the kernel are determined by a highest-weight state of dimension 4p-2 and charge 2p-1, and a (theta=1)-twisted highest-weight state of the same dimension 4p-2 and charge -2p+1. We construct 2p W-algebra representations, evaluate their characters, and show that together with the p-1 integrable representation characters they generate a modular group representation whose structure is described as a deformation of the (9p-3)-dimensional representation $R_{p+1} \\oplus C^2 \\otimes R_{p+1} \\oplus R_{p-1} \\oplus C^2 \\otimes R_{p-1} \\oplus C^3 \\otimes R_{p-1}$, where R_{p-1} is the SL(2,Z) representation on integrable representation characters and R_{p+1} is a (p+1)-dimensional SL(2,Z) representation known from the logarithmic (p,1) m...

  4. Negativity spectrum of one-dimensional conformal field theories

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    Ruggiero, Paola; Calabrese, Pasquale

    2016-01-01

    The partial transpose $\\rho_A^{T_2}$ of the reduced density matrix $\\rho_A$ is the key object to quantify the entanglement in mixed states, in particular through the presence of negative eigenvalues in its spectrum. Here we derive analytically the distribution of the eigenvalues of $\\rho_A^{T_2}$, that we dub negativity spectrum, in the ground sate of gapless one-dimensional systems described by a Conformal Field Theory (CFT), focusing on the case of two adjacent intervals. We show that the negativity spectrum is universal and depends only on the central charge of the CFT, similarly to the entanglement spectrum. The precise form of the negativity spectrum depends on whether the two intervals are in a pure or mixed state, and in both cases, a dependence on the sign of the eigenvalues is found. This dependence is weak for bulk eigenvalues, whereas it is strong at the spectrum edges. We also investigate the scaling of the smallest (negative) and largest (positive) eigenvalues of $\\rho_A^{T_2}$. We check our resu...

  5. FZZT Brane Relations in the Presence of Boundary Magnetic Fields

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    Atkin, Max R

    2012-01-01

    We show how a boundary state different from the (1,1) Cardy state may be realised in the (m,m+1) minimal string by the introduction of an auxiliary matrix into the standard two hermitian matrix model. This boundary is a natural generalisation of the free spin boundary state in the Ising model. The resolvent for the auxiliary matrix is computed using an extension of the saddle-point method of Zinn-Justin to the case of non-identical potentials. The structure of the saddle-point equations result in a Seiberg-Shih like relation between the boundary states which is valid away from the continuum limit, in addition to an expression for the spectral curve of the free spin boundary state. We then show how the technique may be used to analyse boundary states corresponding to a boundary magnetic field, thereby allowing us to generalise the work of Carroll et al. on the boundary renormalisation flow of the Ising model, to any (m,m+1) model.

  6. A POSTERIORI ERROR ESTIMATES OF A NON-CONFORMING FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR PROBLEMS WITH ARTIFICIAL BOUNDARY CONDITIONS

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    Xianmin Xu; Zhiping Li

    2009-01-01

    An a posteriori error estimator is obtained for a nonconforming finite element approx-imation of a linear elliptic problem, which is derived from a corresponding unbounded domain problem by applying a nonlocal approximate artificial boundary condition. Our method can be easily extended to obtain a class of a posteriori error estimators for various conforming and nonconforming finite element approximations of problems with different artificial boundary conditions. The reliability and efficiency of our a posteriori error esti-mator are rigorously proved and axe verified by numerical examples.

  7. Computing Black Hole entropy in Loop Quantum Gravity from a Conformal Field Theory perspective

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    Agullo, Ivan; Diaz-Polo, Jacobo

    2009-01-01

    Motivated by the analogy proposed by Witten between Chern-Simons and Conformal Field Theories, we explore an alternative way of computing the entropy of a black hole starting from the isolated horizon framework in Loop Quantum Gravity. The consistency of the result opens a window for the interplay between Conformal Field Theory and the description of black holes in Loop Quantum Gravity.

  8. Computing black hole entropy in loop quantum gravity from a conformal field theory perspective

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    Agulló, Iván [Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Borja, Enrique F. [Departamento de Física Teórica and IFIC, Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, Facultad de Física, Universidad de Valencia, Burjassot-46100, Valencia (Spain); Díaz-Polo, Jacobo, E-mail: Ivan.Agullo@uv.es, E-mail: Enrique.Fernandez@uv.es, E-mail: Jacobo.Diaz@uv.es [Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Physics Department, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

    2009-07-01

    Motivated by the analogy proposed by Witten between Chern-Simons and conformal field theories, we explore an alternative way of computing the entropy of a black hole starting from the isolated horizon framework in loop quantum gravity. The consistency of the result opens a window for the interplay between conformal field theory and the description of black holes in loop quantum gravity.

  9. Noncommutative Geometry in M-Theory and Conformal Field Theory

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    Morariu, Bogdan [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    1999-05-01

    In the first part of the thesis I will investigate in the Matrix theory framework, the subgroup of dualities of the Discrete Light Cone Quantization of M-theory compactified on tori, which corresponds to T-duality in the auxiliary Type II string theory. After a review of matrix theory compactification leading to noncommutative supersymmetric Yang-Mills gauge theory, I will present solutions for the fundamental and adjoint sections on a two-dimensional twisted quantum torus and generalize to three-dimensional twisted quantum tori. After showing how M-theory T-duality is realized in supersymmetric Yang-Mills gauge theories on dual noncommutative tori I will relate this to the mathematical concept of Morita equivalence of C*-algebras. As a further generalization, I consider arbitrary Ramond-Ramond backgrounds. I will also discuss the spectrum of the toroidally compactified Matrix theory corresponding to quantized electric fluxes on two and three tori. In the second part of the thesis I will present an application to conformal field theory involving quantum groups, another important example of a noncommutative space. First, I will give an introduction to Poisson-Lie groups and arrive at quantum groups using the Feynman path integral. I will quantize the symplectic leaves of the Poisson-Lie group SU(2)*. In this way we obtain the unitary representations of Uq(SU(2)). I discuss the X-structure of SU(2)* and give a detailed description of its leaves using various parametrizations. Then, I will introduce a new reality structure on the Heisenberg double of Funq (SL(N,C)) for q phase, which can be interpreted as the quantum phase space of a particle on the q-deformed mass-hyperboloid. I also present evidence that the above real form describes zero modes of certain non-compact WZNW-models.

  10. Boundary Anomalies and Correlation Functions

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    Huang, Kuo-Wei

    2016-01-01

    It was shown recently that boundary terms of conformal anomalies recover the universal contribution to the entanglement entropy and also play an important role in the boundary monotonicity theorem of odd-dimensional quantum field theories. Motivated by these results, we investigate relationships between boundary anomalies and the stress tensor correlation functions in conformal field theories. In particular, we focus on how the conformal Ward identity and the renormalization group equation are modified by boundary central charges. Renormalized stress tensors induced by boundary Weyl invariants are also discussed, with examples in spherical and cylindrical geometries.

  11. Thermalization and revivals after a quantum quench in conformal field theory.

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    Cardy, John

    2014-06-06

    We consider a quantum quench in a finite system of length L described by a 1+1-dimensional conformal field theory (CFT), of central charge c, from a state with finite energy density corresponding to an inverse temperature β≪L. For times t such that ℓ/2boundary conditions, L for open boundary conditions) there are (in general, partial) revivals at which F is O(1), leading to an eventual complete revival with F=1. There is also interesting structure at all rational values of t/L, related to properties of the CFT under modular transformations. At early times t≪(Lβ)^{1/2} there is a universal decay F∼exp(-(πc/3)Lt^{2}/β(β^{2}+4t^{2})). The effect of an irrelevant nonintegrable perturbation of the CFT is to progressively broaden each revival at t=nL/2 by an amount O(n^{1/2}).

  12. Boundary-layer control by electric fields A feasibility study

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    Mendes, R V

    1998-01-01

    A problem of great concern in aviation and submarine propulsion is the control of the boundary layer and, in particular, the methods to extend the laminar region as a means to decrease noise and fuel consumption. In this paper we study the flow of air along an airfoil when a layer of ionized gas and a longitudinal electric field are created in the boundary layer region. By deriving scaling solutions and more accurate numerical solutions we discuss the possibility of achieving significant boundary layer control for realistic physical parameters. Practical design formulas and criteria are obtained. We also discuss the perspectives for active control of the laminar-to-turbulent transition fluctuations by electromagnetic field modulation.

  13. Conformal hypersurface geometry via a boundary Loewner-Nirenberg-Yamabe problem

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    Gover, A Rod

    2015-01-01

    We develop an approach to the conformal geometry of embedded hypersurfaces by treating them as conformal infinities of conformally compact manifolds. The central tool is the Loewner-Nirenberg-type problem of finding on the interior a metric that is both conformally compact and of constant scalar curvature. Our first main result is an all orders asymptotic solution involving log terms. We show that the coefficient of the first of these is a hypersurface conformal invariant which generalises to higher dimensions the Willmore invariant of embedded surfaces; for even dimensional hypersurfaces this is a fundamental curvature invariant. We also show that this obstruction to smoothness is a scalar density analog of the Fefferman-Graham obstruction tensor for Poincare-Einstein metrics; in part this is achieved by exploiting Bernstein-Gel'fand-Gel'fand machinery. The solution to the constant scalar curvature problem provides a hypersurface defining density determined canonically by the embedding up to the order of the...

  14. Plant communities of field boundaries in Finnish farmland

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available To determine the importance of field boundary habitats for farmland biodiversity, we surveyed a total of 193 boundaries from four climatically and agriculturally dissimilar regions in Finland. We measured the current plant species richness and composition of the boundaries, and based on the differences in vegetation characteristics, we describe six boundary types. The observed plant species were mainly indicators of fresh to wet soils and moderate to rich mineral nitrogen content. The most frequent species were tall, perennial monocots and dicots indicating the high productivity of thevegetation. Moreove, herbicide-tolerant species were common. No species rare for Finland were found.In animal husbandry regions, the most frequent species were sown grassland species and typical grassland weeds. In cereal production regions, fast-spreading root weeds tolerant of herbicides were the most frequent. Mean species richness was highest in the cluster Ca-lamagrostis-Phalaris (24 species (s/boundary (b, which we considered as representative of moist sites with some disturbance by agricultural practices. Most species-poor were the clusters Elymus-Anthriscus (14 s/band Elymus-Cirsium (16 s/b,both found predominantly in cereal production regions in southern Finland. Our results suggest that the biodiversity value of boundaries is lowest in the most intensive cereal production areas and highest in areas of mixed farming.;

  15. Pseudo limits, bi-adjoints, and pseudo algebras: Categorical foundations of conformal field theory

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    Fiore, Thomas M.

    In this paper we develop categorical foundations needed for a rigorous approach to the definition of conformal field theory outlined by Graeme Segal. We discuss pseudo algebras over theories and 2-theories, their pseudo morphisms, bilimits, bicolimits, bi-adjoints, stacks, and related concepts. These 2-categorical concepts are used to describe the algebraic structure on the class of rigged surfaces. A rigged surface is a real, compact, not necessarily connected, two dimensional manifold with complex structure and analytically parametrized boundary components. This class admits algebraic operations of disjoint union and gluing as well as a unit given by the empty rigged surface. These operations satisfy axioms of commutivity, associativity, unitality, transitivity, distributivity, and unit cancellation up to coherence isomorphism. Furthermore, these coherence isomorphisms satisfy coherence diagrams. These operations, coherences, and their diagrams are neatly encoded as a pseudo algebra over the 2-theory of commutative monoids with cancellation . A conformal field theory is a morphism of stacks of such structures. This thesis begins with a review of 2-categorical concepts, Lawvere theories, and algebras over Lawvere theories. We prove that the 2-categories of small categories and small pseudo algebras over a theory admit weighted pseudo limits and weighted bicolimits. The 2-category of pseudo algebras over a theory is bi-equivalent to the 2-category of algebras over a 2-monad with pseudo morphisms. We prove that a pseudo functor admits a left bi-adjoint if and only if it admits certain bi-universal arrows. An application of this theorem implies that the forgetful functor for pseudo algebras admits a left bi-adjoint. We introduce stacks for Grothendieck topologies and prove that the traditional definition of stacks in terms of descent data is equivalent to our definition via bilimits. The final chapter contains a proof that the 2-category of pseudo algebras over a 2

  16. Research on the effect of cathode plasma expansion on x-band relativistic backward wave oscillator using moving-boundary conformal PIC method

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    Chen, Zaigao; Wang, Jianguo; Wang, Yue

    2016-09-01

    The cathode plasma expansion has been widely investigated and is recognized as impedance collapse in a relativistic backward wave oscillator (RBWO). However, the process of formation and expansion of cathode plasma is very complicated, and the thickness of plasma is only several millimeters, so the simulation of cathode plasma requires high temporal and spatial resolutions. Only the scaled-down diode model and the thin gas layer model are considered in the previous hybrid simulation, and there are few numerical studies on the effect of cathode plasma expansion on the RBWO. In this paper, the moving-boundary conformal particle-in-cell method is proposed; the cathode plasma front is treated in this novel method as the actual cathode surface, and the explosive electron emission boundary moves as the expansion of cathode plasma. Moreover, in order to accurately simulate the electromagnetic field near the cathode surface, the conformal finite-difference time-domain method based on the enlarged cell technique is adopted. The numerical simulation indicates that the diode voltage decreases and the beam current increases as cathode plasma expands; when the cathode plasma velocity is 10 cm/μs, the pulse duration of the generated microwave decreases from 30 ns to 10 ns, the working frequency decreases from 9.83 GHz to 9.64 GHz, and the output power decreases 30% in the course of cathode plasma expansion.

  17. Quartic AdS Interactions in Higher-Spin Gravity from Conformal Field Theory

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    Bekaert, Xavier; Ponomarev, Dmitry; Sleight, Charlotte

    2015-01-01

    Clarifying the locality properties of higher-spin gravity is a pressing task, but notoriously difficult due to the absence of a weakly-coupled flat regime. The simplest non-trivial case where this question can be addressed is the quartic self-interaction of the AdS scalar field present in the higher-spin multiplet. We investigate this issue in the context of the holographic duality between the minimal bosonic higher-spin theory on AdS$_4$ and the free $O\\left(N\\right)$ vector model in three dimensions. In particular, we determine the exact explicit form of the derivative expansion of the bulk scalar quartic vertex. The quartic vertex is obtained from the field theory four-point function of the operator dual to the bulk scalar, by making use of our previous results for the Witten diagrams of higher-spin exchanges. This is facilitated by establishing the conformal block expansions of both the boundary four-point function and the dual bulk Witten diagram amplitudes. We show that the vertex we find satisfies a ge...

  18. Series of (2+1)-dimensional stable self-dual interacting conformal field theories

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    Cheng, Meng; Xu, Cenke

    2016-12-01

    Using the duality between seemingly different (2+1)-dimensional [(2 +1 )d ] conformal field theories (CFT) proposed recently [D. T. Son, Phys. Rev. X 5, 031027 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevX.5.031027; M. A. Metlitski and A. Vishwanath, Phys. Rev. B 93, 245151 (2016), 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.245151; C. Wang and T. Senthil, Phys. Rev. X 6, 011034 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.011034; C. Wang and T. Senthil, Phys. Rev. X 5, 041031 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevX.5.041031; C. Wang and T. Senthil, Phys. Rev. B 93, 085110 (2016), 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.085110; C. Xu and Y.-Z. You, Phys. Rev. B 92, 220416 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.220416; D. F. Mross et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 016802 (2016), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.016802; A. Karch and D. Tong, arXiv:1606.01893; N. Seiberg et al., arXiv:1606.01989; P.-S. Hsin and N. Seiberg, arXiv:1607.07457], we study a series of (2 +1 )d stable self-dual interacting CFTs. These CFTs can be realized (for instance) on the boundary of the 3 d bosonic topological insulator protected by U(1) and time-reversal symmetry (T ), and they remain stable as long as these symmetries are preserved. When realized as a boundary system, these CFTs can be driven into anomalous fractional quantum Hall states once T is broken. We demonstrate that the newly proposed dualities allow us to study these CFTs quantitatively through a controlled calculation, without relying on a large flavor number of matter fields. We also propose a numerical test for our results, which would provide strong evidence for the originally proposed duality between Dirac fermion and QED.

  19. Conforming Discretizations of Boundary Element Solutions of the Electroencephalography Forward Problem

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    Rahmouni, Lyes; Cools, Kristof; Andriulli, Francesco P

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we present a new discretization strategy for the boundary element formulation of the Electroencephalography (EEG) forward problem. Boundary integral formulations, classically solved with the Boundary Element Method (BEM), are widely used in high resolution EEG imaging because of their recognized advantages in several real case scenarios. Unfortunately however, it is widely reported that the accuracy of standard BEM schemes is limited, especially when the current source density is dipolar and its location approaches one of the brain boundary surfaces. This is a particularly limiting problem given that during an high-resolution EEG imaging procedure, several EEG forward problem solutions are required for which the source currents are near or on top of a boundary surface. This work will first present an analysis of standardly discretized EEG forward problems, reporting on a theoretical issue of some of the formulations that have been used so far in the community. We report on the fact that several ...

  20. Higher spin conformal geometry in three dimensions and prepotentials for higher spin gauge fields

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    Henneaux, Marc; Hörtner, Sergio; Leonard, Amaury [Université Libre de Bruxelles and International Solvay Institutes,ULB Campus Plaine C.P.231, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium)

    2016-01-13

    We study systematically the conformal geometry of higher spin bosonic gauge fields in three spacetime dimensions. We recall the definition of the Cotton tensor for higher spins and establish a number of its properties that turn out to be key in solving in terms of prepotentials the constraint equations of the Hamiltonian (3+1) formulation of four-dimensional higher spin gauge fields. The prepotentials are shown to exhibit higher spin conformal symmetry. Just as for spins 1 and 2, they provide a remarkably simple, manifestly duality invariant formulation of the theory. While the higher spin conformal geometry is developed for arbitrary bosonic spin, we explicitly perform the Hamiltonian analysis and derive the solution of the constraints only in the illustrative case of spin 3. In a separate publication, the Hamiltonian analysis in terms of prepotentials is extended to all bosonic higher spins using the conformal tools of this paper, and the same emergence of higher spin conformal symmetry is confirmed.

  1. Exclusion Statistics in Conformal Field Theory -- generalized fermions and spinons for level-1 WZW theories

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    1998-01-01

    We systematically study the exclusion statistics for quasi-particles for Conformal Field Theory spectra by employing a method based on recursion relations for truncated spectra. Our examples include generalized fermions in c

  2. Electric Field-induced Conformational Transition of Bovine Serum Albumin from α -helix to β -sheet

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    2000-01-01

    The irreversible conformational transition of bovine serum albumin (BSA) from α -helix to β -sheet, induced by electric field near the electrode surface, was monitored by circular dichroism (CD) with a long optical path thin layer cell (LOPTLC).

  3. Boundary String Field Theory at One-loop

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    Lee, T; Yang, Y; Lee, Taejin; Yang, Yi

    2001-01-01

    We apply the boundary string field theory (BSFT) to a unstable D-brane system to study the open-closed string duality at one loop in the presence of the tachyon condensation. The partition function at one-loop level is calculated by using both open and closed string channels. We find that the results from two different channels coincide, thus the open-closed string duality holds even off-shell.

  4. SUSY sine-Gordon theory as a perturbed conformal field theory and finite size effects

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    Bajnok, Z; Palla, L; Takács, G; Wagner, F

    2004-01-01

    We consider SUSY sine-Gordon theory in the framework of perturbed conformal field theory. Using an argument from Zamolodchikov, we obtain the vacuum structure and the kink adjacency diagram of the theory, which is cross-checked against the exact S matrix prediction, first-order perturbed conformal field theory (PCFT), the NLIE method and truncated conformal space approach. We provide evidence for consistency between the usual Lagrangian description and PCFT on the one hand, and between PCFT, NLIE and a massgap formula conjectured by Baseilhac and Fateev, on the other. In addition, we extend the NLIE description to all the vacua of the theory.

  5. Extremal Black Hole Entropy from Horizon Conformal Field Theories

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    Halyo, Edi

    2015-01-01

    We show that the entropy of extremal $D=4$ Reissner--Nordstrom black holes can be computed from horizon CFTs with central charges and conformal weights fixed by the dimensionless Rindler energy. This is possible in the simultaneous extremal and near horizon limit of the black hole which takes the geometry to an $AdS_2$ Rindler space with finite temperature. The CFT description of dilatonic $AdS_2$ black holes, obtained from extremal ones by dimensional reduction, lead to exactly the same CFT states.

  6. Submarine Magnetic Field Extrapolation Based on Boundary Element Method

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    GAO Jun-ji; LIU Da-ming; YAO Qiong-hui; ZHOU Guo-hua; YAN Hui

    2007-01-01

    In order to master the magnetic field distribution of submarines in the air completely and exactly and study the magnetic stealthy performance of submarine, a mathematic model of submarine magnetic field extrapolation is built based on the boundary element method (BEM). An experiment is designed to measure three components of magnetic field on the envelope surface surrounding a model submarine. The data in differentheights above the model submarine are obtained by use of tri-axial magnetometers. The results show that this extrapolation model has good stabilities and high accuracies compared the measured data with the extrapolated data. Moreover, the model can reflect the submarine magnetic field distribution in the air exactly, and is valuable in practical engineering.

  7. Correlation functions in conformal Toda field theory II

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    Fateev, V A

    2009-01-01

    This is the second part of the paper 0709.3806v2. Here we show that three-point correlation function with one semi-degenerate field in Toda field theory as well as four-point correlation function with one completely degenerate and one semi-degenerate field can be represented by the finite dimensional integrals.

  8. Parent Hamiltonians for lattice Halperin states from free-boson conformal field theories

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    Anna Hackenbroich

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available We introduce a family of many-body quantum states that describe interacting spin one-half hard-core particles with bosonic or fermionic statistics on arbitrary one- and two-dimensional lattices. The wave functions at lattice filling fraction ν=2/(2m+1 are derived from deformations of the Wess–Zumino–Witten model su(31 and are related to the (m+1,m+1,m Halperin fractional quantum Hall states. We derive long-range SU(2 invariant parent Hamiltonians for these states which in two dimensions are chiral t–J–V models with additional three-body interaction terms. In one dimension we obtain a generalisation to open chains of a periodic inverse-square t–J–V model proposed in [25]. We observe that the gapless low-energy spectrum of this model and its open-boundary generalisation can be described by rapidity sets with the same generalised Pauli exclusion principle. A two-component compactified free boson conformal field theory is identified as the low-energy effective theory for the periodic inverse-square t–J–V model.

  9. A Unifying Conformal Field Theory Approach to the Quantum Hall Effect

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    Cristofano, G; Marotta, V; Naddeo, A; Niccoli, G; Cristofano, Gerardo; Maiella, Giuseppe; Marotta, Vincenzo; Naddeo, Adele; Niccoli, Giuliano

    2005-01-01

    We review the main results of the effective description of the Quantum Hall fluid for the Jain fillings, nu=m/2pm+1, and the non-standard ones nu=m/pm+2 by a conformal field theory (CFT) in two dimensions. It is stressed the unifying character of the m-reduction procedure to construct appropriate twisted CFT models, called Twisted Models (TM), which by construction reproduce the Quantum Hall topological properties at those fillings. Indeed for the Jain plateaux we find that the different descriptions given in the literature fall into different sectors of the TM for the torus topology. Other interesting aspects are explicitly seen for the m=2 non standard filling nu=1/p+1 (the pairing case) as the merging of non-Abelian statistics or the instability of the TM model (c=2) versus the Moore-Read one (c=3/2). Furthermore by using Boundary CFT techniques the presence of localized impurities and/or dissipation is shown to be closely connected with the twisted sector of the TM, whose presence assures the consistency ...

  10. Conformal use of retarded Green's functions for the Maxwell field in de Sitter space

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    Faci, S; Renaud, J

    2011-01-01

    We propose a new propagation formula for the Maxwell field in de Sitter space which exploit the conformal invariance of this field together with a conformal gauge condition. This formula allows to determine the classical electromagnetic field in the de Sitter space from given currents and initial data. It only uses the Green's function of the massless Minkowskian scalar field. This leads to drastic simplifications in practical calculations. We apply this formula to the classical problem of the two charges of opposite signs at rest at the North and South Poles of the de Sitter space.

  11. Retention of nativelike conformation by proteins embedded in high external electric fields

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    Pompa, P. P.; Bramanti, A.; Maruccio, G.; Cingolani, R.; De Rienzo, F.; Corni, S.; Di Felice, R.; Rinaldi, R.

    2005-05-01

    In this Communication, we show that proteins embedded in high external electric fields are capable of retaining a nativelike fold pattern. We have tested the metalloprotein azurin, immobilized onto SiO2 substrates in air with proper electrode configuration, by applying static fields up to 106-107V/m. The effects on the conformational properties of protein molecules have been determined by means of intrinsic fluorescence measurements. Experimental results indicate that no significant field-induced conformational alteration occurs. Such results are also discussed and supported by theoretical predictions of the inner protein fields.

  12. Conformal field theory of a space-filling string of gravitational ancestry

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    Bunster, Claudio

    2016-01-01

    We present a classical conformal field theory on an arbitrary two-dimensional spacetime background. The dynamical object is a space-filling string, and the evolution may be thought as occurring on the manifold of the conformal group. The theory is a "descendant" of the theory of gravitation in two-dimensional spacetime. The discussion is based on the relation of the deformations of the space-filling string with conformal transformations. The realization of the conformal algebra in terms of surface deformations possesses a classical central charge. The action principle, the conformal and Weyl invariances of the action, and the equations of motion are studied. The energy-momentum tensor, the coupling to Liouville matter, and the cancellation of anomalies are analyzed. The quantum theory is not discussed.

  13. Coupled boundary and bulk fields in anti-de Sitter

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    Koyama, K; Wands, D; Koyama, Kazuya; Mennim, Andrew; Wands, David

    2005-01-01

    We investigate the dynamics of a boundary field coupled to a bulk field with a linear coupling in an anti-de Sitter bulk spacetime bounded by a Minkowski (Randall-Sundrum) brane. An instability criterion for the coupled boundary and bulk system is found. There exists a tachyonic bound state when the coupling is above a critical value, determined by the masses of the brane and bulk fields and AdS curvature scale. This bound state is normalizable and localised near the brane, and leads to a tachonic instability of the system on large scales. Below the critical coupling, there is no tachyonic state and no bound state. Instead, we find quasi-normal modes which describe stable oscillations, but with a finite decay time. Only if the coupling is tuned to the critical value does there exist a massless stable bound state, as in the case of zero coupling for massless fields. We discuss the relation to gravitational perturbations in the Randall-Sundrum brane-world.

  14. Welding temperature field analysis for featheredged cylinder based upon conformal transformation

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    Zhang Guodong; Zhang Fuju

    2006-01-01

    The accurate calculation and measurement of welding temperature field is an important precondition for welding metallurgical analysis and welding process controlling. In this paper, the conformal transformation is firstly used to analyze the welding temperature field of featheredged cylinder. The center of the cylinder is chosen as the origin of column coordinate system, and every point may be expressed as complex field vector. The branch isogonality counterchanges the line parallel with the fusion line in half-infinite z-plane to the circle concentric with the fusion line in infinite cylinder. The Laplace equation and Poisson's equation still keep validity, so the temperature field equation can be solved. The conformal transformation and equation solution is processed by Matlab program language. It shows that the obtained analytical modeling of temperature field for featheredged cylinder based on conformal transformation is effective and accurate.

  15. Redesign of a conformal boundary recovery algorithm for 3D Delaunay triangulation

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    CHEN Jian-jun; ZHENG Yao

    2006-01-01

    Boundary recovery is one of the main obstacles in applying the Delaunay criterion to mesh generation. A standard resolution is to add Steiner points directly at the intersection positions between missing boundaries and triangulations. We redesign the algorithm with the aid of some new concepts, data structures and operations, which make its implementation routine.Furthermore, all possible intersection cases and their solutions are presented, some of which are seldom discussed in the literature. Finally, numerical results are presented to evaluate the performance of the new algorithm.

  16. Conformal fields in prostate radiotherapy: A comparison between measurement, calculation and simulation

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    Seied R Mahdavi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: The objective of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of a treatment planning system (TPS for calculating the dose distribution parameters in conformal fields (CF. Dosimetric parameters of CF′s were compared between measurement, Monte Carlo simulation (MCNP4C and TPS calculation. Materials and Methods: Field analyzer water phantom was used for obtaining percentage depth dose (PDD curves and beam profiles (BP of different conformal fields. MCNP4C was used to model conformal fields dose specification factors and head of linear accelerator varian model 2100C/D. Results: Results showed that the distance to agreement (DTA and dose difference (DD of our findings were well within the acceptance criteria of 3 mm and 3%, respectively. Conclusions: According to this study it can be revealed that TPS using equivalent tissue air ratio calculation method is still convenient for dose prediction in non small conformal fields normally used in prostate radiotherapy. It was also showed that, since there is a close correlation with Monte Carlo simulation, measurements and TPS, Monte Carlo can be further confirmed for implementation and calculation dose distribution in non standard and complex conformal irradiation field for treatment planning systems.

  17. Chiral scale and conformal invariance in 2D quantum field theory.

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    Hofman, Diego M; Strominger, Andrew

    2011-10-14

    It is well known that a local, unitary Poincaré-invariant 2D quantum field theory with a global scaling symmetry and a discrete non-negative spectrum of scaling dimensions necessarily has both a left and a right local conformal symmetry. In this Letter, we consider a chiral situation beginning with only a left global scaling symmetry and do not assume Lorentz invariance. We find that a left conformal symmetry is still implied, while right translations are enhanced either to a right conformal symmetry or a left U(1) Kac-Moody symmetry.

  18. Three-Point Boundary Value Problems for Conformable Fractional Differential Equations

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    H. Batarfi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We study a fractional differential equation using a recent novel concept of fractional derivative with initial and three-point boundary conditions. We first obtain Green's function for the linear problem and then we study the nonlinear differential equation.

  19. Quasi-conformal remapping for compensation of human visual field defects - Advances in image remapping for human field defects

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    Juday, Richard D.; Loshin, David S.

    1989-01-01

    Image coordinate transformations are investigated for possible use in a low vision aid for human patients. These patients typically have field defects with localized retinal dysfunction predominately central (age related maculopathy) or peripheral (retinitis pigmentosa). Previously simple eccentricity-only remappings which do not maintain conformality were shown. Initial attempts on developing images which hold quasi-conformality after remapping are presented. Although the quasi-conformal images may have less local distortion, there are discontinuities in the image which may counterindicate this type of transformation for the low vision application.

  20. Solutions from boundary condition changing operators in open string field theory

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    Kiermaier, Michael; Soler, Pablo

    2010-01-01

    We construct analytic solutions of open string field theory using boundary condition changing (bcc) operators. We focus on bcc operators with vanishing conformal weight such as those for regular marginal deformations of the background. For any Fock space state phi, the component string field of the solution Psi exhibits a remarkable factorization property: it is given by the matter three-point function of phi with a pair of bcc operators, multiplied by a universal function that only depends on the conformal weight of phi. This universal function is given by a simple integral expression that can be computed once and for all. The three-point functions with bcc operators are thus the only needed physical input of the particular open string background described by the solution. We illustrate our solution with the example of the rolling tachyon profile, for which we prove convergence analytically. The form of our solution, which involves bcc operators instead of explicit insertions of the marginal operator, can b...

  1. Determining an asymptotically AdS spacetime from data on its conformal boundary

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    Enciso, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    An important question lying at the core of the AdS/CFT correspondence in string theory is the holographic prescription problem for Einstein metrics, which asserts that one can slightly perturb the conformal geometry at infinity of the anti-de Sitter space and still obtain an asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetime that satisfies the Einstein equations with a negative cosmological constant. This is a Lorentzian counterpart of the celebrated Graham-Lee theorem in Riemannian geometry. The purpose of this paper is to provide a precise statement of this result and to outline its proof.

  2. Behavior of the reversed field pinch with nonideal boundary conditions

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    Ho, Yung-Lung

    1988-11-01

    The linear and nonlinear magnetohydrodynamic stability of current-driven modes are studied for a reversed field pinch with nonideal boundary conditions. The plasma is bounded by a thin resistive shell surrounded by a vacuum region out to a radius at which a perfectly conducting wall is situated. The distant wall and the thin shell problems are studied by removing either the resistive shell or the conducting wall. Linearly, growth rates of tearing modes and kink modes are calculated by analytical solutions based on the modified Bessel function model for the equilibrium. The effects of variation of the shell resistivity and wall proximity on the growth rates are investigated. The modes that may be important in different parameter regimes and with different boundary conditions are identified. The nonlinear behaviors are studied with a three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics code. The fluctuations generally rise with increasing distance between the conducting wall and the plasma. The enhanced fluctuation induced v x b electric field primarily oppose toroidal current; hence, loop voltage must increase to sustain the constant. Quasilinear interaction between modes typically associated with the dynamo action is identified as the most probable nonlinear destabilization mechanism. The helicity and energy balance properties of the simulation results are discussed. The interruption of current density along field lines intersecting the resistive shell is shown to lead to surface helicity leakage. This effect is intimately tied to stability, as fluctuation induced v x b electric field is necessary to transport the helicity to the surface. In this manner, all aspects of helicity balance, i.e., injection, transport, and dissipation, are considered self-consistently. The importance of the helicity and energy dissipation by the mean components of the magnetic field and current density is discussed.

  3. CALCULATION OF A LIFTING ELECTROMAGNET MAGNETIC FIELD VIA A CONFORMAL MAPPING METHOD

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    I.A. Shvedchikova

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available A conformal mapping method has been used to obtain a design formula for magnetic field strength in the operating area of a round lifting electromagnet. The expression introduced allows explicitly computing the field at any point of the initial area according to the coordinates of the point.

  4. A brief history of hidden quantum symmetries in Conformal Field Theories

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    Gómez, C; Gomez, Cesar; Sierra, German

    1992-01-01

    We review briefly a stream of ideas concerning the role of quantum groups as hidden symmetries in conformal field theories, paying particular attention to the field theoretical representations of quantum groups based on Coulomb gas methods. An extensive bibliography is also included.

  5. A conditional random fields method for RNA sequence-structure relationship modeling and conformation sampling.

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    Wang, Zhiyong; Xu, Jinbo

    2011-07-01

    Accurate tertiary structures are very important for the functional study of non-coding RNA molecules. However, predicting RNA tertiary structures is extremely challenging, because of a large conformation space to be explored and lack of an accurate scoring function differentiating the native structure from decoys. The fragment-based conformation sampling method (e.g. FARNA) bears shortcomings that the limited size of a fragment library makes it infeasible to represent all possible conformations well. A recent dynamic Bayesian network method, BARNACLE, overcomes the issue of fragment assembly. In addition, neither of these methods makes use of sequence information in sampling conformations. Here, we present a new probabilistic graphical model, conditional random fields (CRFs), to model RNA sequence-structure relationship, which enables us to accurately estimate the probability of an RNA conformation from sequence. Coupled with a novel tree-guided sampling scheme, our CRF model is then applied to RNA conformation sampling. Experimental results show that our CRF method can model RNA sequence-structure relationship well and sequence information is important for conformation sampling. Our method, named as TreeFolder, generates a much higher percentage of native-like decoys than FARNA and BARNACLE, although we use the same simple energy function as BARNACLE. zywang@ttic.edu; j3xu@ttic.edu Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

  6. Evolution of vortex-surface fields in transitional boundary layers

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    Yang, Yue; Zhao, Yaomin; Xiong, Shiying

    2016-11-01

    We apply the vortex-surface field (VSF), a Lagrangian-based structure-identification method, to the DNS database of transitional boundary layers. The VSFs are constructed from the vorticity fields within a sliding window at different times and locations using a recently developed boundary-constraint method. The isosurfaces of VSF, representing vortex surfaces consisting of vortex lines with different wall distances in the laminar stage, show different evolutionary geometries in transition. We observe that the vortex surfaces with significant deformation evolve from wall-parallel planar sheets through hairpin-like structures and packets into a turbulent spot with regeneration of small-scale hairpins. From quantitative analysis, we show that a small number of representative or influential vortex surfaces can contribute significantly to the increase of the drag coefficient in transition, which implies a reduced-order model based on VSF. This work has been supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11472015, 11522215 and 11521091), and the Thousand Young Talents Program of China.

  7. Logarithmic conformal field theory, log-modular tensor categories and modular forms

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    Creutzig, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    The two pillars of rational conformal field theory and rational vertex operator algebras are modularity of characters on the one hand and its interpretation of modules as objects in a modular tensor category on the other one. Overarching these pillars is the Verlinde formula. In this paper we consider the more general class of logarithmic conformal field theories and $C_2$-cofinite vertex operator algebras. We suggest that their modular pillar are trace functions with insertions corresponding to intertwiners of the projective cover of the vacuum, and that the categorical pillar are finite tensor categories $\\mathcal C$ which are ribbon and whose double is isomorphic to the Deligne product $\\mathcal C\\otimes \\mathcal C^{opp}$. Overarching these pillars is then a logarithmic variant of Verlinde's formula. Numerical data realizing this are the modular $S$-matrix and modified traces of open Hopf links. The representation categories of $C_2$-cofinite and logarithmic conformal field theories that are fairly well un...

  8. Domain walls, fusion rules, and conformal field theory in the quantum Hall regime.

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    Ardonne, Eddy

    2009-05-08

    We provide a simple way to obtain the fusion rules associated with elementary quasiholes over quantum Hall wave functions, in terms of domain walls. The knowledge of the fusion rules is helpful in the identification of the underlying conformal field theory describing the wave functions. We show that, for a certain two-parameter family (k,r) of wave functions, the fusion rules are those of su(r)k. In addition, we give an explicit conformal field theory construction of these states, based on the Mk(k+1,k+r) "minimal" theories. For r=2, these states reduce to the Read-Rezayi states. The "Gaffnian" wave function is the prototypical example for r>2, in which case the conformal field theory is nonunitary.

  9. Vacuum Radiation and Symmetry Breaking in Conformally Invariant Quantum Field Theory

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    Aldaya, V; Cerveró, J M

    1999-01-01

    The underlying reasons for the difficulty of unitarily implementing the whole conformal group $SO(4,2)$ in a massless Quantum Field Theory (QFT) are investigated in this paper. Firstly, we demonstrate that the singular action of the subgroup of special conformal transformations (SCT), on the standard Minkowski space $M$, cannot be primarily associated with the vacuum radiation problems, the reason being more profound and related to the dynamical breakdown of part of the conformal symmetry (the SCT subgroup, to be more precise) when representations of null mass are selected inside the representations of the whole conformal group. Then we show how the vacuum of the massless QFT radiates under the action of SCT (usually interpreted as transitions to a uniformly accelerated frame) and we calculate exactly the spectrum of the outgoing particles, which proves to be a generalization of the Planckian one, this recovered as a given limit.

  10. A new conformal absorbing boundary condition for finite element meshes and parallelization of FEMATS

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    Chatterjee, A.; Volakis, J. L.; Nguyen, J.; Nurnberger, M.; Ross, D.

    1993-01-01

    Some of the progress toward the development and parallelization of an improved version of the finite element code FEMATS is described. This is a finite element code for computing the scattering by arbitrarily shaped three dimensional surfaces composite scatterers. The following tasks were worked on during the report period: (1) new absorbing boundary conditions (ABC's) for truncating the finite element mesh; (2) mixed mesh termination schemes; (3) hierarchical elements and multigridding; (4) parallelization; and (5) various modeling enhancements (antenna feeds, anisotropy, and higher order GIBC).

  11. Third and higher order NFPA twisted constructions of conformal field theories from lattices

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    Montague, P.S. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom). Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

    1995-05-08

    We investigate orbifold constructions of conformal field theories from lattices by no-fixed-point automorphisms (NFPAs) Z{sub p} for p prime, p>2, concentrating on the case p=3. Explicit expressions are given for most of the relevant vertex operators, and we consider the locality relations necessary for these to define a consistent conformal field theory. A relation to constructions of lattices from codes, analogous to that found in earlier work in the p=2 case which led to a generalisation of the triality structure of the Monster module, is also demonstrated. ((orig.)).

  12. Third and higher order NFPA twisted constructions of conformal field theories from lattices

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    Montague, P S

    1995-01-01

    We investigate orbifold constructions of conformal field theories from lattices by no-fixed-point automorphisms (NFPA's) Z_p for p prime, p>2 concentrating on the case p=3. Explicit expressions are given for most of the relevant vertex operators, and we consider the locality relations necessary for these to define a consistent conformal field theory. A relation to constructions of lattices from codes, analogous to that found in earlier work in the p=2 case which led to a generalisation of the triality structure of the Monster module, is also demonstrated.

  13. Universality of Sparse d>2 Conformal Field Theory at Large N

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    Belin, Alexandre; Kruthoff, Jorrit; Michel, Ben; Shaghoulian, Edgar; Shyani, Milind

    2016-01-01

    We derive necessary and sufficient conditions for large-$N$ conformal field theories to have a universal free energy and an extended range of validity of the higher-dimensional Cardy formula. These constraints are much tighter than in two dimensions and must be satisfied by any conformal field theory dual to Einstein gravity. We construct and analyze symmetric product orbifold theories on $\\mathbb{T}^d$ and show that they only realize the necessary phase structure and extended range of validity if the seed theory is assumed to have a universal vacuum energy.

  14. Universality of sparse d > 2 conformal field theory at large N

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    Belin, Alexandre; de Boer, Jan; Kruthoff, Jorrit; Michel, Ben; Shaghoulian, Edgar; Shyani, Milind

    2017-03-01

    We derive necessary and sufficient conditions for large N conformal field theories to have a universal free energy and an extended range of validity of the higher-dimensional Cardy formula. These constraints are much tighter than in two dimensions and must be satisfied by any conformal field theory dual to Einstein gravity. We construct and analyze symmetric product orbifold theories on T^d and show that they only realize the necessary phase structure and extended range of validity if the seed theory is assumed to have a universal vacuum energy.

  15. Comparing predicted and observed spatial boundaries of geologic phenomena: Automated Proximity and Conformity Analysis applied to ice sheet reconstructions

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    Napieralski, Jacob; Li, Yingkui; Harbor, Jon

    2006-02-01

    Comparing predicted with observed geologic data is a central element of many aspects of research in the geosciences, e.g., comparing numerical ice sheet models with geomorphic data to test ice sheet model parameters and accuracy. However, the ability to verify predictions using empirical data has been limited by the lack of objective techniques that provide systematic comparison and statistical assessment of the goodness of correspondence between predictions of spatial and temporal patterns of geologic phenomena and the field evidence. Much of this problem arises from the inability to quantify the level of agreement between straight or curvilinear features, such as between the modeled extent of some geologic phenomenon and the field evidence for the extent of the phenomenon. Automated Proximity and Conformity Analysis (APCA) addresses this challenge using a system of Geographic Information System-based buffering that determines the general proximity and parallel conformity between linear features. APCA results indicate which modeled output fits empirical data, based on the distance and angle between features. As a result, various model outputs can be sorted according to overall level of agreement by comparison with one or multiple features from field evidence, based on proximity and conformity values. In an example application drawn from glacial geomorphology, APCA is integrated into an overall model verification process that includes matching modeled ice sheets to known marginal positions and ice flow directions, among other parameters. APCA is not limited to ice sheet or glacier models, but can be applied to many geoscience areas where the extent or geometry of modeled results need to be compared against field observations, such as debris flows, tsunami run-out, lava flows, or flood extents.

  16. C=1 conformal field theories on Riemann surfaces

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    Dijkgraaf, R.; Verlinde, E.; Verlinde, H.

    1988-03-01

    We study the theory of c=1 torus and Z/sub 2/-orbifold models on general Riemann surfaces. The operator content and occurrence of multi-critical points in this class of theories is discussed. The partition functions and correlation functions of vertex operators and twist fields are calculated using the theory of double covered Riemann surfaces. It is shown that orbifold partition functions are sensitive to the Torelli group. We give an algebraic construction of the operator formulation of these nonchiral theories on higher genus surfaces. Modular transformations are naturally incorporated as canonical transformations in the Hilbert space.

  17. C=1 conformal field theories on Riemann surfaces

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    Dijkgraaf, Robbert; Verlinde, Erik; Verlinde, Herman

    1988-12-01

    We study the theory of c=1 torus and ℤ2-orbifold models on general Riemann surfaces. The operator content and occurrence of multi-critical points in this class of theories is discussed. The partition functions and correlation functions of vertex operators and twist fields are calculated using the theory of double covered Riemann surfaces. It is shown that orbifold partition functions are sensitive to the Torelli group. We give an algebraic construction of the operator formulation of these nonchiral theories on higher genus surfaces. Modular transformations are naturally incorporated as canonical transformations in the Hilbert space.

  18. Thermodynamic limit and boundary energy of the su(3) spin chain with non-diagonal boundary fields

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    Wen, Fakai; Yang, Tao; Yang, Zhanying; Cao, Junpeng; Hao, Kun; Yang, Wen-Li

    2017-02-01

    We investigate the thermodynamic limit of the su (n)-invariant spin chain models with unparallel boundary fields. It is found that the contribution of the inhomogeneous term in the associated T-Q relation to the ground state energy does vanish in the thermodynamic limit. This fact allows us to calculate the boundary energy of the system. Taking the su (2) (or the XXX) spin chain and the su (3) spin chain as concrete examples, we have studied the corresponding boundary energies of the models. The method used in this paper can be generalized to study the thermodynamic properties and boundary energy of other high rank models with non-diagonal boundary fields.

  19. Neutron Star Structure in the Presence of Conformally Coupled Scalar Fields

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    Sultana, Joseph; Bose, Benjamin; Kazanas, Demosthenes

    2014-01-01

    Neutron star models are studied in the context of scalar-tensor theories of gravity in the presence of a conformally coupled scalar field, using two different numerical equations of state (EoS) representing different degrees of stiffness. In both cases we obtain a complete solution by matching the interior numerical solution of the coupled Einstein-scalar field hydrostatic equations, with an exact metric on the surface of the star. These are then used to find the effect of the scalar field and its coupling to geometry, on the neutron star structure, particularly the maximum neutron star mass and radius. We show that in the presence of a conformally coupled scalar field, neutron stars are less dense and have smaller masses and radii than their counterparts in the minimally coupled case, and the effect increases with the magnitude of the scalar field at the center of the star.

  20. Relative entropy of excited states in two dimensional conformal field theories

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    Sárosi, Gábor

    2016-01-01

    We study the relative entropy and the trace square distance, both of which measure the distance between reduced density matrices of two excited states in two dimensional conformal field theories. We find a general formula for the relative entropy between two primary states with the same conformal dimension in the limit of a single small interval and find that in this case the relative entropy is proportional to the trace square distance. We check our general formulae by calculating the relative entropy between two generalized free fields and the trace square distance between the spin and disorder operators of the critical Ising model. We also give the leading term of the relative entropy in the small interval expansion when the two operators have different conformal dimensions. This turns out to be universal when the CFT has no primaires lighter than the stress tensor. The result reproduces the previously known special cases.

  1. The Conformer Specific Rotational Spectrum of 3-PHENYLPROPIONITRILE Utilizing Strong Field Coherence Breaking

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    Fritz, Sean; Hernandez-Castillo, Alicia O.; Abeysekera, Chamara; Zwier, Timothy S.

    2017-06-01

    The 8-18 GHz conformer specific rotational spectrum of gauche- and anti-3-phenylpropionitrile (C6H5-CH2-CH2-CN) conformers has been recorded using the strong field coherence breaking (SFCB) technique [1] with a modified line picking scheme for multiple selective excitations (MSE). As the recombination product of benzyl and cyanomethyl resonance-stabilized radicals, 3-phenylpropionitrile is a likely component of the complex organics in Titan's atmosphere, motivating its structural characterization. Details of the modified line picking scheme, hyperfine constants and relative population ratios of the two conformers will be presented. [1] A.O Hernandez-Castillo, Chamara Abeysekera, Brian M. Hays, Timothy S. Zwier, "Broadband Multi-Resonant Strong Field Coherence Breaking as a Tool for Single Isomer Microwave Spectroscopy." J. Chem. Phys. 145, 114203 (2016).

  2. On spectrum of ILW hierarchy in conformal field theory II: coset CFT’s

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    Alfimov, M.N. [LPT, Ecole Normale Superieure, 75005 Paris (France); Insitut de Physique Theorique, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 141700 Dolgoprudny (Russian Federation); Litvinov, A.V. [Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, 142432 Chernogolovka (Russian Federation); NHETC, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0849 (United States)

    2015-02-24

    We study integrable structure of the coset conformal field theory and define the system of Integrals of Motion which depends on external parameters. This system can be viewed as a quantization of the ILW type hierarchy. We propose a set of Bethe anzatz equations for its spectrum.

  3. New families of flows between two-dimens\\-ion\\-al conformal field theories

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    Dorey, P.; Dunning, C.; Tateo, R.

    2000-01-01

    We present evidence for the existence of infinitely-many new families of renormalisation group flows between the nonunitary minimal models of conformal field theory. These are associated with perturbations by the $\\phi_{21}$ and $\\phi_{15}$ operators, and generalise a family of flows discovered by

  4. Solutions to gauge field equations in eight dimensions. Conformal invariance and the last Hopf map

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    Grossman, B.; Kephart, T.W.; Stasheff, J.D.

    1989-04-06

    After making several remarks concerning conformal invariance of eight-dimensional solutions to gauge field equations we present a new solution corresponding to the last Hopf map on an euclidean R/sup 4/xS/sup 4/ manifold. This solution has some very special and interesting properties.

  5. Operator Product Expansion and Conservation Laws in Non-Relativistic Conformal Field Theories

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    Golkar, Siavash

    2014-01-01

    We explore the consequences of conformal symmetry for the operator product expansions in nonrelativistic field theories. Similar to the relativistic case, the OPE coefficients of descendants are related to that of the primary. However, unlike relativistic CFTs the 3-point function of primaries is not completely specified by conformal symmetry. Here, we show that the 3-point function between operators with nonzero particle number, where (at least) one operator has the lowest dimension allowed by unitarity, is determined up to a numerical coefficient. We also look at the structure of the family tree of primaries with zero particle number and discuss the presence of conservation laws in this sector.

  6. Modular invariance and (quasi)-Galois symmetry in conformal field theory

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    Schellekens, Adrian Norbert

    1994-01-01

    A brief heuristic explanation is given of recent work with Jürgen Fuchs, Beatriz Gato-Rivera and Christoph Schweigert on the construction of modular invariant partition functions from Galois symmetry in conformal field theory. A generalization, which we call quasi-Galois symmetry, is also described. As an application of the latter, the invariants of the exceptional algebras at level g (for example E_8 level 30) expected from conformal embeddings are presented. [Contribution to the Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Theory of Elementary Particles Wendisch-Rietz, August 30 - September 3, 1994

  7. Determination of the conformal-field-theory central charge by the Wang-Landau algorithm

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    Belov, P. A.; Nazarov, A. A.; Sorokin, A. O.

    2017-06-01

    We present a simple method to estimate the central charge of the conformal field theory corresponding to a critical point of a two-dimensional lattice model from Monte Carlo simulations. The main idea is to use the Wang-Landau flat-histogram algorithm, which allows us to obtain the free energy of a lattice model on a torus as a function of torus radii. The central charge is calculated with good precision from a free-energy scaling at the critical point. We apply the method to the Ising, tricritical Ising (Blume-Capel), Potts, and site-diluted Ising models, and we also discuss an estimation of the conformal weights.

  8. Effects of Boundary Conditions on Near Field Plasma Plume Simulations

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    Boyd, Iain

    2004-11-01

    The successful development of various types of electric propulsion devices is providing the need for accurate assessment of integration effects generated by the interaction of the plasma plumes of these thrusters with the host spacecraft. Assessment of spacecraft interaction effects in ground based laboratory facilities is inadequate due to the technical difficulties involved in accurately recreating the near vacuum ambient conditions experienced in space. This situation therefore places a heavy demand on computational modeling of plasma plume phenomena. Recently (Boyd and Yim, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 95, 2004, pp. 4575-5484) a hybrid model of the near field of the plume of a Hall thruster was reported in which the heavy species are modeled using particles and the electrons are modeled using a detailed fluid description. The present study continues the model development and assessment by considering the sensitivity of computed results to different types of boundary conditions that must be formulated for the thruster exit, for the cathode exit, for the thruster walls, and for the plume far field. The model is assessed through comparison of its predictions with several sets of experimental data measured in the plume of the BHT-200 Hall thruster.

  9. Repulsive gravity induced by a conformally coupled scalar field implies a bouncing radiation-dominated universe

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    Antunes, V.; Novello, M.

    2017-04-01

    In the present work we revisit a model consisting of a scalar field with a quartic self-interaction potential non-minimally (conformally) coupled to gravity (Novello in Phys Lett 90A:347 1980). When the scalar field vacuum is in a broken symmetry state, an effective gravitational constant emerges which, in certain regimes, can lead to gravitational repulsive effects when only ordinary radiation is coupled to gravity. In this case, a bouncing universe is shown to be the only cosmological solution admissible by the field equations when the scalar field is in such broken symmetry state.

  10. Integrable Conformal Field Theory in Four Dimensions and Fourth-Rank Geometry

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    Tapia, V

    1993-01-01

    We consider the conformal properties of geometries described by higher-rank line elements. A crucial role is played by the conformal Killing equation (CKE). We introduce the concept of null-flat spaces in which the line element can be written as ${ds}^r=r!d\\zeta_1\\cdots d\\zeta_r$. We then show that, for null-flat spaces, the critical dimension, for which the CKE has infinitely many solutions, is equal to the rank of the metric. Therefore, in order to construct an integrable conformal field theory in 4 dimensions we need to rely on fourth-rank geometry. We consider the simple model ${\\cal L}={1\\over 4} G^{\\mu\

  11. Non-unitary conformal field theory and logarithmic operators for disordered systems

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    Maassarani, Z

    1996-01-01

    We consider the supersymmetric approach to gaussian disordered systems like the random bond Ising model and Dirac model with random mass and random potential. These models appeared in particular in the study of the integer quantum Hall transition. The supersymmetric approach reveals an osp(2/2)_1 affine symmetry at the pure critical point. A similar symmetry should hold at other fixed points. We apply methods of conformal field theory to determine the conformal weights at all levels. These weights can generically be negative because of non-unitarity. Constraints such locality allow us to quantize the level k and the conformal dimensions. This provides a class of (possibly disordered) critical points in two spatial dimensions. Solving the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations we obtain a set of four-point functions which exhibit a logarithmic dependence. These functions are related to logarithmic operators. We show how all such features have a natural setting in the superalgebra approach as long as gaussian disorde...

  12. A unified conformal model for fundamental interactions without dynamical Higgs field

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    Pawlowski, M; Marek Pawlowski; Ryszard Raczka

    1994-01-01

    A Higgsless model for strong, electro-weak and gravitational interactions is proposed. This model is based on the local symmetry group SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1)xC where C is the local conformal symmetry group. The natural minimal conformally invariant form of total lagrangian is postulated. It contains all Standard Model fields and gravitational interaction. Using the unitary gauge and the conformal scale fixing conditions we can eliminate all four real components of the Higgs doublet in this model. However the masses of vector mesons, leptons and quarks are automatically generated and are given by the same formulas as in the conventional Standard Model. The gravitational sector is analyzed and it is shown that the model admits in the classical limit the Einsteinian form of gravitational interactions. No figures.

  13. Witten spinors on maximal, conformally flat hypersurfaces

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    Frauendiener, Jörg; Szabados, László B

    2011-01-01

    The boundary conditions that exclude zeros of the solutions of the Witten equation (and hence guarantee the existence of a 3-frame satisfying the so-called special orthonormal frame gauge conditions) are investigated. We determine the general form of the conformally invariant boundary conditions for the Witten equation, and find the boundary conditions that characterize the constant and the conformally constant spinor fields among the solutions of the Witten equations on compact domains in extrinsically and intrinsically flat, and on maximal, intrinsically globally conformally flat spacelike hypersurfaces, respectively. We also provide a number of exact solutions of the Witten equation with various boundary conditions (both at infinity and on inner or outer boundaries) that single out nowhere vanishing spinor fields on the flat, non-extreme Reissner--Nordstr\\"om and Brill--Lindquist data sets. Our examples show that there is an interplay between the boundary conditions, the global topology of the hypersurface...

  14. The boundary of a boundary principle in field theories and the issue of austerity of the laws of physics

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    Kheyfets, Arkady; Miller, Warner A.

    1991-11-01

    The boundary of a boundary principle has been suggested by J. A. Wheeler as a realization of the austerity idea in field theories. This principle is described in three basic field theories—electrodynamics, Yang-Mills theory, and general relativity. It is demonstrated that it supplies a unified geometric interpretation of the source current in each of the three theories in terms of a generalized E. Cartan moment of rotation. The extent to which the boundary of a boundary principle represents the austerity principle is discussed. It is concluded that it works in a way analogous to thermodynamic relations and it is argued that deeper principles might be needed to comprehend the nature of austerity.

  15. Teleparallel Conformal Killing Vector Fields of LRS Bianchi Type V Spacetimes in Teleparallel Gravity

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    Khan, Suhail; Khan, Gulzar Ali

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to explore teleparallel conformal Killing vector fields (CKVFs) of locally rotationally symmetric (LRS) Bianchi type V spacetimes in the context of teleparallel gravity and compare the obtained results with those of general relativity. The general solution of teleparallel conformal Killing's equations is found in terms of some unknown functions of t and x , along with a set of integrability conditions. The integrability conditions are solved in some particular cases to get the final form of teleparallel CKVFs. It is observed that the LRS Bianchi type V spacetimes admit proper teleparallel CKVF in only one case, while in remaining cases the teleparallel CKVFs reduce to teleparallel Killing vector fields (KVFs). Moreover, it is shown that the LRS Bianchi type V spacetimes do not admit any proper teleparallel homothetic vector field (HVF).

  16. Teleparallel conformal Killing vector fields of LRS Bianchi type V spacetimes in teleparallel gravity

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    Khan, Suhail; Hussain, Tahir; Khan, Gulzar Ali

    The aim of this paper is to explore teleparallel conformal Killing vector fields (CKVFs) of locally rotationally symmetric (LRS) Bianchi type V spacetimes in the context of teleparallel gravity and compare the obtained results with those of general relativity (GR). The general solution of teleparallel conformal Killing's equations is found in terms of some unknown functions of t and x, along with a set of integrability conditions. The integrability conditions are solved in some particular cases to get the final form of teleparallel CKVFs. It is observed that the LRS Bianchi type V spacetimes admit proper teleparallel CKVF in only one case, while in remaining cases the teleparallel CKVFs reduce to teleparallel Killing vector fields (KVFs). Moreover, it is shown that the LRS Bianchi type V spacetimes do not admit any proper teleparallel homothetic vector field (HVF).

  17. Affine and Yangian symmetries in SU(2)$_{1}$ conformal field theory

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    Bouwknegt, P G; Schoutens, K; Bouwknegt, Peter; Ludwig, Andreas W W; Schoutens, Kareljan

    1994-01-01

    In these lectures, we study and compare two different formulations of SU(2), level k=1, Wess-Zumino-Witten conformal field theory. The first conventional, formulation employs the affine symmetry of the model; in this approach correlation functions are derived from the so-called Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations. The second formulation is based on an entirely different algebraic structure, the so-called Yangian Y(sl_2). In this approach, the Hilbert space of the theory is obtained by repeated application of modes of the so-called spinon field, which has SU(2) spin j=\\thalf and obeys fractional (semionic) statistics. We show how this new formulation, which can be generalized to many other rational conformal field theories, can be used to compute correlation functions and to obtain new expressions for the Virasoro and affine characters in the theory. [Lectures given at the 1994 Trieste Summer School on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Trieste, July 1994.

  18. From discrete particles to continuum fields near a boundary

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    Weinhart, T.; Thornton, A R; Luding, S.; Bokhove, O

    2011-01-01

    An expression for the stress tensor near an external boundary of a discrete mechanical system is derived explicitly in terms of the constituents’ degrees of freedom and interaction forces. Starting point is the exact and general coarse graining formulation presented by Goldhirsch in [I.Goldhirsch, Gran.Mat., 12(3):239-252, 2010], which is consistent with the continuum equations everywhere but does not account for boundaries. Our extension accounts for the boundary interaction forces in a self...

  19. Evaluation of the optimal field arrangement for conformal radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients

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    M. Mahmoud; K Elshahat; H. William; M.Barsum; Amr Gaber

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the optimal field arrangement for conformal radiotherapy (CFRT) for prostate cancer patients. Methods: Thirty patients with prostate cancer of different grades and stages were treated with 3D conformal radiotherapy to minimize the dose to bladder, rectum and head of both femora using four fields (4F), five fields (5F), six fields (6F) and ARC techniques to minimize the risk of over dose to bladder, rectum and femoral heads. Patients received a total dose between 76 to 78 Gy given in 38 to 39 fractions over 7.5 to 8 weeks. Results: It was observed that V95, D95, D50 and D5 values for planning target volume (PTV) were comparatively higher when planned by 5 fields technique than when planned by fixed field technique (91%, 91%, 90% and 91.4% for skip-scan technique versus 85%, 87%, 86% and 88% by fixed field). The organs like rectum and urinary bladder get much higher dose when treated by fixed field techniques than rotation or 5 fields technique, when comparison was made for V95, V50 and DM values for rectum and urinary bladder obtained by 5 fields technique planning and 4/6 field planning, the value for 5 fields technique was found to be lower than 4/6 field technique (1%, 70% and 51% versus 13%, 91% and 55% for rectum and 4%, 25% and 51% versus 16%, 38% and 56% for urinary bladder respectively). Conclusion: Similarly for femoral heads, planning by full rotational technique had been observed to be beneficial as compared to when planning was done by fixed field technique (0%, 0% and 29% versus 0%, 1% and 28%).

  20. On a Generalization of GKO Coset Construction of Conformal Field Theories

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    Kumar, Dushyant

    2015-01-01

    We introduce a generalization of Goddard-Kent-Olive (GKO) coset construction of two dimensional conformal field theories based on a choice of a scaled affine subalgebra $\\hat{\\mathfrak{h}}^s$ of a given affine Lie algebra $\\hat{\\mathfrak{h}}$. We study some aspects of the construction through the example of Ising CFT as a generalized GKO coset of $\\text{su(2)}_1$ with a scaling factor $s=2$.

  1. A Conformal Mapping Suitable for Problems Involving Interaction Between Given Geometries and Known Far Fields.

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    1984-09-01

    A conformal transformation formula using Riemann-Stieltjes integrals is derived for use with problems involving the interaction between a given finite-sized geometry and a known far field. The derivative of this transformation is non-singular in the domain considered and tends to one at infinity. A formula is derived for transformation from the unit circle to the exterior of an arbitrarily given continuous curve with bounded variation . A special case of the transformation is very similar

  2. A New Holographic Entropy Bound from Conformal Field Theory at the Killing Horizon

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    荆继良

    2002-01-01

    A new holographic entropy bound is obtained by using conformal field theory at the Killing horizon. The entropy bound is tighter than the well-known bounds, such as the Bekenstein, Bekenstein-Mayo and 't Hooft bounds. The result shows that the entropy of a system decreases when quantum effects are included. Therefore, the quantum effect will increase the degree of order of the system.

  3. Galois currents and the projective kernel in Rational Conformal Field Theory

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    Bántay, P

    2003-01-01

    The notion of Galois currents in Rational Conformal Field Theory is introduced and illustrated on simple examples. This leads to a natural partition of all theories into two classes, depending on the existence of a non-trivial Galois current. As an application, the projective kernel of a RCFT, i.e. the set of all modular transformations represented by scalar multiples of the identity, is described in terms of a small set of easily computable invariants.

  4. Massless conformal fields, AdS(d+1/CFTd higher spin algebras and their deformations

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    Sudarshan Fernando

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available We extend our earlier work on the minimal unitary representation of SO(d,2 and its deformations for d=4,5 and 6 to arbitrary dimensions d. We show that there is a one-to-one correspondence between the minrep of SO(d,2 and its deformations and massless conformal fields in Minkowskian spacetimes in d dimensions. The minrep describes a massless conformal scalar field, and its deformations describe massless conformal fields of higher spin. The generators of Joseph ideal vanish identically as operators for the quasiconformal realization of the minrep, and its enveloping algebra yields directly the standard bosonic AdS(d+1/CFTd higher spin algebra. For deformed minreps the generators of certain deformations of Joseph ideal vanish as operators and their enveloping algebras lead to deformations of the standard bosonic higher spin algebra. In odd dimensions there is a unique deformation of the higher spin algebra corresponding to the spinor singleton. In even dimensions one finds infinitely many deformations of the higher spin algebra labelled by the eigenvalues of Casimir operator of the little group SO(d−2 for massless representations.

  5. Boundary-field-driven control of discontinuous phase transitions on hyperbolic lattices

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    Lee, Yoju; Verstraete, Frank; Gendiar, Andrej

    2016-08-01

    The multistate Potts models on two-dimensional hyperbolic lattices are studied with respect to various boundary effects. The free energy is numerically calculated using the corner transfer matrix renormalization group method. We analyze phase transitions of the Potts models in the thermodynamic limit with respect to contracted boundary layers. A false phase transition is present even if a couple of the boundary layers are contracted. Its significance weakens, as the number of the contracted boundary layers increases, until the correct phase transition (deep inside the bulk) prevails over the false one. For this purpose, we derive a thermodynamic quantity, the so-called bulk excess free energy, which depends on the contracted boundary layers and memorizes additional boundary effects. In particular, the magnetic field is imposed on the outermost boundary layer. While the boundary magnetic field does not affect the second-order phase transition in the bulk if suppressing all the boundary effects on the hyperbolic lattices, the first-order (discontinuous) phase transition is significantly sensitive to the boundary magnetic field. Contrary to the phase transition on the Euclidean lattices, the discontinuous phase transition on the hyperbolic lattices can be continuously controlled (within a certain temperature coexistence region) by varying the boundary magnetic field.

  6. Conformal flow on S$^3$ and weak field integrability in AdS$_4$

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    Bizoń, Piotr; Evnin, Oleg; Hunik, Dominika; Luyten, Vincent; Maliborski, Maciej

    2016-01-01

    We consider the conformally invariant cubic wave equation on the Einstein cylinder $\\mathbb{R} \\times \\mathbb{S}^3$ for small rotationally symmetric initial data. This simple equation captures many key challenges of nonlinear wave dynamics in confining geometries, while a conformal transformation relates it to a self-interacting conformally coupled scalar in four-dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime (AdS$_4$) and connects it to various questions of AdS stability. We construct an effective infinite-dimensional time-averaged dynamical system accurately approximating the original equation in the weak field regime. It turns out that this effective system, which we call the \\emph{conformal flow}, exhibits some remarkable features, such as low-dimensional invariant subspaces, a wealth of stationary states (for which energy does not flow between the modes), as well as solutions with nontrivial exactly periodic energy flows. Based on these observations and close parallels to the cubic Szeg\\H{o} equation, which was sh...

  7. Conformal boundary and geodesics for AdS sub 5 xS sup 5 and the plane wave: Their approach in the Penrose limit

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    Dorn, H

    2003-01-01

    Projecting on a suitable subset of coordinates, a picture is constructed in which the conformal boundary of AdS sub 5 xS sup 5 and that of the plane wave resulting in the Penrose limit are located at the same line. In a second line of arguments all AdS sub 5 xS sup 5 and plane wave geodesics are constructed in their integrated form. Performing the Penrose limit, the approach of null geodesics reaching the conformal boundary of AdS sub 5 xS sup 5 to that of the plane wave is studied in detail. At each point these null geodesics of AdS sub 5 xS sup 5 form a cone which degenerates in the limit. (author)

  8. Free field approach to diagonalization of boundary transfer matrix : recent advances

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    Kojima, Takeo

    2011-01-01

    We diagonalize infinitely many commuting operators $T_B(z)$. We call these operators $T_B(z)$ the boundary transfer matrix associated with the quantum group and the elliptic quantum group. The boundary transfer matrix is related to the solvable model with a boundary. When we diagonalize the boundary transfer matrix, we can calculate the correlation functions for the solvable model with a boundary. We review the free field approach to diagonalization of the boundary transfer matrix $T_B(z)$ associated with $U_q(A_2^{(2)})$ and $U_{q,p}(\\hat{sl_N})$. We construct the free field realizations of the eigenvectors of the boundary transfer matrix $T_B(z)$. This paper includes new unpublished formula of the eigenvector for $U_q(A_2^{(2)})$. It is thought that this diagonalization method can be extended to more general quantum group $U_q(g)$ and elliptic quantum group $U_{q,p}(g)$.

  9. Hairy black holes sourced by a conformally coupled scalar field in D dimensions

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    Giribet, Gaston; Oliva, Julio; Ray, Sourya

    2014-01-01

    There exist well-known no-hair theorems forbidding the existence of hairy black hole solutions in general relativity coupled to a scalar conformal field theory in asymptotically flat space. Even in the presence of cosmological constant, where no-hair theorems can usually be circumvented and black holes with conformal scalar hair were shown to exist in dimensions three and four, no-go results were reported for D>4. In this paper we prove that these obstructions can be evaded and we answer in the affirmative a question that remained open: Whether hairy black holes do exist in general relativity sourced by a conformally coupled scalar field in arbitrary dimensions. We find the analytic black hole solution in arbitrary dimension D>4, which exhibits a backreacting scalar hair that is regular everywhere outside and on the horizon. The metric asymptotes to (Anti-)de Sitter spacetime at large distance and admits spherical horizon as well as horizon of a different topology. We also find analytic solutions when higher-...

  10. Technical and Dosimetric Study of Four Facio-cervical Fields Conformal Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

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    WANG Fang-zheng; FU Zhen-fu; WANG Lei; PIAO Yong-feng; HUA Yong-hong; CHEN Wei-jun; XU Min

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study is to establish the methods of four facio-cervical field's conformal radiotherapy (4F-CRT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), and to optimize the methods for clinical practiceMaterials and Methods:40 patients with untreated NPC of T1-T4 (1997 AJCC Staging System) were rolled into this study.Conventional and four facio-cervical fields conform plans were designed for each patient using Pinnacle 8.0 three-dimension treatment planning system (3D-TPS) as follows:1Improved plan, four facio-cervical field's conform plan, anterior, posterior facio-cervical and two lateral opposing facio-cervical fields; 2Conventional plan, two lateral opposing facio-cervical fields delivered to the target in each plan, only with the same dose dose volume histograms (DVHs) of the targets and normal organs, brain stem, spinal cord, parotid glands, and temporal mandibular joints (TMJs) were compared and the dose distribution were evaluatedResults: 1.The dose distribution of the improved plan could meet the requirements for the target volume2There was not any significant difference in the dose of spinal cord between the two plans.The mean doses of D max for brain stem in conventional plan were much lower than those in the improved plan, though both were within safety limits3Compared with the conventional plans, the improved plan significantly decreased the hotspot areas in the target volume and had better parotid glands and temporal mandibular joints sparing effectConclusion:Compared with the conventional plan, the improved plan provides satisfactory dose coverage to the tumor volume and better sparing of the parotid gland, TMJs and other normal tissues in external beam radiotherapy of NPC.

  11. Conformal Structures Associated to Generic Rank 2 Distributions on 5-Manifolds – Characterization and Killing-Field Decomposition

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    Matthias Hammerl

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Given a maximally non-integrable 2-distribution D on a 5-manifold M, it was discovered by P. Nurowski that one can naturally associate a conformal structure [g]_D of signature (2,3 on M. We show that those conformal structures [g]_D which come about by this construction are characterized by the existence of a normal conformal Killing 2-form which is locally decomposable and satisfies a genericity condition. We further show that every conformal Killing field of [g]_D can be decomposed into a symmetry of D and an almost Einstein scale of [g]_D.

  12. Supersymmetric gauge theories, quantization of M{sub flat}, and conformal field theory

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    Teschner, J.; Vartanov, G.S.

    2013-02-15

    We propose a derivation of the correspondence between certain gauge theories with N=2 supersymmetry and conformal field theory discovered by Alday, Gaiotto and Tachikawa in the spirit of Seiberg-Witten theory. Based on certain results from the literature we argue that the quantum theory of the moduli spaces of flat SL(2,R)-connections represents a nonperturbative ''skeleton'' of the gauge theory, protected by supersymmetry. It follows that instanton partition functions can be characterized as solutions to a Riemann-Hilbert type problem. In order to solve it, we describe the quantization of the moduli spaces of flat connections explicitly in terms of two natural sets of Darboux coordinates. The kernel describing the relation between the two pictures represents the solution to the Riemann Hilbert problem, and is naturally identified with the Liouville conformal blocks.

  13. A universal expression of near-filed/far-field boundary in stratified structures

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    Li, Chao; Wang, Huai Yu; Wang, Xue Hua

    2015-01-01

    The division of the near-field and far-field zones for electromagnetic waves is important for simplifying theoretical calculations and applying far-field results. In this paper, we have studied the far-field asymptotic behaviors of dipole radiations in stratified backgrounds and obtained a universal empirical expression of near-field/far-field (NFFF) boundary. The boundary is mainly affected by lateral waves, which corresponds to branch point contributions in Sommerfeld integrals. In a semispace with a higher refractive index, the NFFF boundary is determined by a dimensional parameter and usually larger than the operating wavelength by at least two orders of magnitude. In a semispace with the lowest refractive index in the structure (usually air), the NFFF boundary is about ten wavelengths. Moreover, different treatments in the asymptotic method are discussed and numerically compared. An equivalence between the field expressions obtained from the asymptotic method and those from reciprocal theorem is demonstr...

  14. Coupling the Gaussian free fields with free and with zero boundary conditions via common level lines

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    Qian, Wei; Werner, Wendelin

    2017-01-01

    We describe level-line decompositions of the two-dimensional Gaussian Free Field (GFF) with free boundary conditions. In particular, we point out a simple way to couple the GFF with free boundary conditions in a domain with the GFF with zero boundary conditions in the same domain: Starting from the latter, one just has to sample at random all the signs of the height gaps on its boundary touching 0-level lines (these signs are alternating for the zero-boundary GFF) in order to obtain a free bo...

  15. Molecular field technology applied to virtual screening and finding the bioactive conformation.

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    Cheeseright, Tim; Mackey Phd, Mark; Rose Phd, Sally; Vinter Phd, Andy

    2007-01-01

    Virtual screening is being applied to reduce the high-throughput screening bottleneck in many pharmaceutical companies and to reduce compound wastage. Cresset's ligand-based virtual screening technology using molecular fields can facilitate rapid identification of novel chemotypes from biologically testing only 200 - 1000 compounds. Four molecular fields calculated using the interaction of different probe atoms with the ligand are sufficient to describe how a ligand binds to its protein. Compounds with similar fields to known active ligands are predicted to have a high probability of showing similar activity. As binding is related to field similarity, this property has been exploited further to predict the bioactive conformation of small sets of structurally diverse active ligands starting from the two-dimensional structures alone without knowledge of the target site structure.

  16. Conformally symmetric vacuum solutions of the gravitational field equations in the brane-world models

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    Harko, T.; Mak, M. K.

    2005-10-01

    A class of exact solutions of the gravitational field equations in the vacuum on the brane are obtained by assuming the existence of a conformal Killing vector field, with non-static and non-central symmetry. In this case, the general solution of the field equations can be obtained in a parametric form in terms of the Bessel functions. The behavior of the basic physical parameters describing the non-local effects generated by the gravitational field of the bulk (dark radiation and dark pressure) is also considered in detail, and the equation of state satisfied at infinity by these quantities is derived. As a physical application of the obtained solutions we consider the behavior of the angular velocity of a test particle moving in a stable circular orbit. The tangential velocity of the particle is a monotonically increasing function of the radial distance and, in the limit of large values of the radial coordinate, tends to a constant value, which is independent on the parameters describing the model. Therefore, a brane geometry admitting a one-parameter group of conformal motions may provide an explanation for the dynamics of the neutral hydrogen clouds at large distances from the galactic center, which is usually explained by postulating the existence of the dark matter.

  17. A reoptimized GROMOS force field for hexopyranose-based carbohydrates accounting for the relative free energies of ring conformers, anomers, epimers, hydroxymethyl rotamers, and glycosidic linkage conformers.

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    Hansen, Halvor S; Hünenberger, Philippe H

    2011-04-30

    This article presents a reoptimization of the GROMOS 53A6 force field for hexopyranose-based carbohydrates (nearly equivalent to 45A4 for pure carbohydrate systems) into a new version 56A(CARBO) (nearly equivalent to 53A6 for non-carbohydrate systems). This reoptimization was found necessary to repair a number of shortcomings of the 53A6 (45A4) parameter set and to extend the scope of the force field to properties that had not been included previously into the parameterization procedure. The new 56A(CARBO) force field is characterized by: (i) the formulation of systematic build-up rules for the automatic generation of force-field topologies over a large class of compounds including (but not restricted to) unfunctionalized polyhexopyranoses with arbritrary connectivities; (ii) the systematic use of enhanced sampling methods for inclusion of experimental thermodynamic data concerning slow or unphysical processes into the parameterization procedure; and (iii) an extensive validation against available experimental data in solution and, to a limited extent, theoretical (quantum-mechanical) data in the gas phase. At present, the 56A(CARBO) force field is restricted to compounds of the elements C, O, and H presenting single bonds only, no oxygen functions other than alcohol, ether, hemiacetal, or acetal, and no cyclic segments other than six-membered rings (separated by at least one intermediate atom). After calibration, this force field is shown to reproduce well the relative free energies of ring conformers, anomers, epimers, hydroxymethyl rotamers, and glycosidic linkage conformers. As a result, the 56A(CARBO) force field should be suitable for: (i) the characterization of the dynamics of pyranose ring conformational transitions (in simulations on the microsecond timescale); (ii) the investigation of systems where alternative ring conformations become significantly populated; (iii) the investigation of anomerization or epimerization in terms of free-energy differences

  18. Effect of strong electric field on the conformational integrity of insulin.

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    Wang, Xianwei; Li, Yongxiu; He, Xiao; Chen, Shude; Zhang, John Z H

    2014-10-01

    A series of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations up to 1 μs for bovine insulin monomer in different external electric fields were carried out to study the effect of external electric field on conformational integrity of insulin. Our results show that the secondary structure of insulin is kept intact under the external electric field strength below 0.15 V/nm, but disruption of secondary structure is observed at 0.25 V/nm or higher electric field strength. Although the starting time of secondary structure disruption of insulin is not clearly correlated with the strength of the external electric field ranging between 0.15 and 0.60 V/nm, long time MD simulations demonstrate that the cumulative effect of exposure time under the electric field is a major cause for the damage of insulin's secondary structure. In addition, the strength of the external electric field has a significant impact on the lifetime of hydrogen bonds when it is higher than 0.60 V/nm. The fast evolution of some hydrogen bonds of bovine insulin in the presence of the 1.0 V/nm electric field shows that different microwaves could either speed up protein folding or destroy the secondary structure of globular proteins deponding on the intensity of the external electric field.

  19. A theoretical study of asymptotic boundary conditions for the numerical solutions of open-boundary static electromagnetic-field problems

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    马西奎; 韩社教

    2002-01-01

    Based on the multipole expansion theory of the potential, a satisfactory interpretation is put forward of the exact nature of the approximations of asymptotic boundary condition (called the ABC) techniques for the numerical solutions of open-boundary static electromagnetic-field problems, and a definite physical meaning is bestowed on ABC, which provide a powerful theoretical background for laying down the operating rules and the key to the derivation of asymptotic boundary conditions. This paper is also intended to reveal the shortcomings of the conventional higher-order ABC, and at the same time to give the concept of a new type of higher-order ABC, and to present a somewhat different formulation of the new nth-order ABC. In order to test its feasibility, several simple problems of electrostatic potentials are analyzed. The results are found to be much better than those of conventional higher-order ABCs.

  20. Sound field in long rooms with diffusely reflecting boundaries

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    Picaut, Judicaël; Simon, Laurent; Polack, Jean-Dominique

    1999-01-01

    A diffusion equation is used to predict the sound propagation in long rooms with diffusely reflecting boundaries. The model is defined by two parameters, the coefficient of diffusion depending on the mean free path, and an exchange coefficient expressing wall absorption. The diffusion equation...

  1. From discrete particles to continuum fields near a boundary

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    Weinhart, Thomas; Thornton, Anthony Richard; Luding, Stefan; Bokhove, Onno

    An expression for the stress tensor near an external boundary of a discrete mechanical system is derived explicitly in terms of the constituents’ degrees of freedom and interaction forces. Starting point is the exact and general coarse graining formulation presented by Goldhirsch in [I.Goldhirsch,

  2. The Digital Journalist : the journalistic field, boundaries, and disquieting change

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    Eldridge II, Scott; Franklin, Bob; Eldridge II, Scott

    2016-01-01

    This chapter looks at WikiLeaks and other ‘Interloper Media’ (Eldridge 2013, 2014) to explore the boundaries and identity dimensions of ‘being’ a digital journalist. Media technologies have long been connected with a disruption of journalism’s norms, and this disruption has been pronounced with digi

  3. The Digital Journalist : the journalistic field, boundaries, and disquieting change

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    Eldridge II, Scott; Franklin, Bob; Eldridge II, Scott

    2016-01-01

    This chapter looks at WikiLeaks and other ‘Interloper Media’ (Eldridge 2013, 2014) to explore the boundaries and identity dimensions of ‘being’ a digital journalist. Media technologies have long been connected with a disruption of journalism’s norms, and this disruption has been pronounced with

  4. From discrete particles to continuum fields near a boundary

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    Weinhart, Thomas; Thornton, Anthony R.; Luding, Stefan; Bokhove, Onno

    2011-01-01

    An expression for the stress tensor near an external boundary of a discrete mechanical system is derived explicitly in terms of the constituents’ degrees of freedom and interaction forces. Starting point is the exact and general coarse graining formulation presented by Goldhirsch in [I.Goldhirsch, G

  5. Conformational sampling techniques.

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    Hatfield, Marcus P D; Lovas, Sándor

    2014-01-01

    The potential energy hyper-surface of a protein relates the potential energy of the protein to its conformational space. This surface is useful in determining the native conformation of a protein or in examining a statistical-mechanical ensemble of structures (canonical ensemble). In determining the potential energy hyper-surface of a protein three aspects must be considered; reducing the degrees of freedom, a method to determine the energy of each conformation and a method to sample the conformational space. For reducing the degrees of freedom the choice of solvent, coarse graining, constraining degrees of freedom and periodic boundary conditions are discussed. The use of quantum mechanics versus molecular mechanics and the choice of force fields are also discussed, as well as the sampling of the conformational space through deterministic and heuristic approaches. Deterministic methods include knowledge-based statistical methods, rotamer libraries, homology modeling, the build-up method, self-consistent electrostatic field, deformation methods, tree-based elimination and eigenvector following routines. The heuristic methods include Monte Carlo chain growing, energy minimizations, metropolis monte carlo and molecular dynamics. In addition, various methods to enhance the conformational search including the deformation or smoothing of the surface, scaling of system parameters, and multi copy searching are also discussed.

  6. $\\mathcal{N}=2$ supersymmetric field theories on 3-manifolds with A-type boundaries

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    Aprile, Francesco

    2016-01-01

    General half-BPS A-type boundary conditions are formulated for N=2 supersymmetric field theories on compact 3-manifolds with boundary. We observe that under suitable conditions manifolds of the real A-type admitting two complex supersymmetries (related by charge conjugation) possess, besides a contact structure, a natural integrable toric foliation. A boundary, or a general co-dimension-1 defect, can be inserted along any leaf of this preferred foliation to produce manifolds with boundary that have the topology of a solid torus. We show that supersymmetric field theories on such manifolds can be endowed with half-BPS A-type boundary conditions. We specify the natural curved space generalization of the A-type projection of bulk supersymmetries and analyze the resulting A-type boundary conditions in generic 3d non-linear sigma models and YM/CS-matter theories.

  7. 2D fractional supersymmetry for rational conformal field theory application for third-integer spin states

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    Pérez, A; Simon, P; de Traubenberg, M Rausch

    1996-01-01

    A 2D- fractional supersymmetry theory is algebraically constructed. The Lagrangian is derived using an adapted superspace including, in addition to a scalar field, two fields with spins 1/3,2/3. This theory turns out to be a rational conformal field theory. The symmetry of this model goes beyond the super Virasoro algebra and connects these third-integer spin states. Besides the stress-momentum tensor, we obtain a supercurrent of spin 4/3. Cubic relations are involved in order to close the algebra; the basic algebra is no longer a Lie or a super-Lie algebra. The central charge of this model is found to be 4/3. Finally, we analyse the form that a local invariant action should take.

  8. 2D fractional supersymmetry for rational conformal field theory: application for third-integer spin states

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    Perez, A. [Strasbourg-1 Univ., 67 (France). Lab. de Physique Theorique; Rausch de Traubenberg, M. [Strasbourg-1 Univ., 67 (France). Lab. de Physique Theorique]|[Centre de Recherches Nucleaires, Bat. 40/II, 67037 Strasbourg Cedex 2 (France); Simon, P. [Strasbourg-1 Univ., 67 (France). Lab. de Physique Theorique

    1996-12-23

    A 2D fractional supersymmetry theory is algebraically constructed. The Lagrangian is derived using an adapted superspace including, in addition to a scalar field, two fields with spins 1/3,2/3. This theory turns out to be a rational conformal field theory. The symmetry of this model goes beyond the super-Virasoro algebra and connects these third-integer spin states. Besides the stress-momentum tensor, we obtain a supercurrent of spin 4/3. Cubic relations are involved in order to close the algebra; the basic algebra is no longer a Lie or a super-Lie algebra. The central charge of this model is found to be 5/3. Finally, we analyze the form that a local invariant action should take. (orig.).

  9. Generalized Wick theorems in conformal field theory and the Borcherds identity

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    Takagi, Taichiro

    2016-01-01

    As the missing counterpart of the well-known generalized Wick theorem for interacting fields in two dimensional conformal field theory, we present a new formula for the operator product expansion of a normally ordered operator and a single operator on its right hand. Quite similar to the original Wick theorem for the opposite order operator product, it expresses the contraction i.e. the singular part of the operator product expansion as a contour integral of only two terms, each of which is a product of a contraction and a single operator. We discuss the relationship between these formulas and the Borcherds identity satisfied by the quantum fields associated with the theory of vertex algebras. A derivation of these formulas by an analytic method is also presented. The validity of our new formula is illustrated by a few examples including the Sugawara construction of the energy momentum tensor for the quantized currents of affine Lie algebras.

  10. Entanglement entropy of the large $N$ Wilson-Fisher conformal field theory

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    Whitsitt, Seth; Sachdev, Subir

    2016-01-01

    We compute the entanglement entropy of the Wilson-Fisher conformal field theory (CFT) in 2+1 dimensions with O($N$) symmetry in the limit of large $N$ for general entanglement geometries. We show that the leading large $N$ result can be obtained from the entanglement entropy of $N$ Gaussian scalar fields with their mass determined by the geometry. For a few geometries, the universal part of the entanglement entropy of the Wilson-Fisher CFT equals that of a CFT of $N$ massless scalar fields. However, in most cases, these CFTs have a distinct universal entanglement entropy even at $N=\\infty$. Notably, for a semi-infinite cylindrical region it scales as $N^0$, in stark contrast to the $N$-linear result of the Gaussian fixed point.

  11. Entanglement entropy after partial projective measurement in $1+1$ dimensional conformal field theories: exact results

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    Rajabpour, M A

    2015-01-01

    We calculate analytically the R\\'enyi bipartite entanglement entropy $S_{\\alpha}$ of the ground state of $1+1$ dimensional conformal field theories (CFT) after performing projective measurement in a part of the system. Using Cardy's method we show that the entanglement entropy in this setup is dependent on the central charge and the operator content of the system. When due to the measured region the two parts are disconnected, the entanglement entropy decreases like a power-law with respect to the characteristic distance of the two regions with an exponent which is dependent on the rank $\\alpha$ of the R\\'enyi entanglement entropy and the smallest scaling dimension present in the system. We check our findings by making numerical calculations on the Klein-Gordon field theory (coupled harmonic oscillators) after fixing the position (partial measurement) of some of the oscillators. We also comment on the post-measurement entanglement entropy in the massive quantum field theories.

  12. Four dimensional Abelian duality and SL(2,Z) action in three dimensional conformal field theory

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    Zucchini, R

    2003-01-01

    Recently, Witten showed that there is a natural action of the group SL(2,Z) on the space of 3 dimensional conformal field theories with U(1) global symmetry and a chosen coupling of the symmetry current to a background gauge field on a 3--fold N. He further argued that, for a class of conformal field theories, in the nearly Gaussian limit, this SL(2,Z) action may be viewed as a holographic image of the well--known SL(2,Z) Abelian duality of a pure U(1) gauge theory on a AdS--like 4--fold M bounded by N, as dictated by the AdS/CFT correspondence. However, he showed that explicitly only for the generator T; for the generator S, instead, his analysis remained conjectural. In this paper, we propose a solution of this problem by deriving a holographic formula for the generating functional of the correlators of the symmetry current. In our approach M, N are not required to be spin. Various consistency requirements imply that M has trivial real (relative) cohomology and that N is a real homology sphere.

  13. The upper critical magnetic field of holographic superconductor with conformally invariant power-Maxwell electrodynamics

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    Sheykhi, A; Davatolhagh, S

    2016-01-01

    The properties of $(d-1)$-dimensional $s$-wave holographic superconductor in the presence of power-Maxwell field is explored. We study the probe limit in which the scalar and gauge fields do not backreact on the background geometry. Our study is based on the matching of solutions on the boundary and on the horizon at some intermediate point. At first, the case without external magnetic field is considered, and the critical temperature is obtained in terms of the charge density, the dimensionality, and the power-Maxwell exponent. Then, a magnetic field is turned on in the $d$-dimensional bulk which can influence the $(d-1)$-dimensional holographic superconductor at the boundary. The phase behavior of the corresponding holographic superconductor is obtained by computing the upper critical magnetic field in the presence of power-Maxwell electrodynamics, characterized by the power exponent $q$. Interestingly, it is observed that in the presence of magnetic field, the physically acceptable phase behavior of the ho...

  14. Supergravity on $AdS_{5/4}$ x Hopf Fibrations and Conformal Field Theories

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    Halyo, E

    2000-01-01

    We obtain three and four dimensional conformal field theories with less than maximal supersymmetry by using their supergravity duals. These supergravity theories are type II on $AdS_5 \\times CP^2$, IIA on $AdS_4 \\times CP^3$, IIB on $AdS_5 \\times S^5/Z_k$ and D=11 supergravity on $AdS_4 \\times S^7/Z_k$. They are obtained from the spherically compactified ten and eleven dimensional theories by either Hopf reduction or by winding the U(1) fiber over the base.

  15. Inflation and reheating in the Starobinsky model with conformal HiggsField

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    Gorbunov, D. S.; Tokareva, A. A.

    2013-12-01

    This is a talk presented by A.A. Tokareva at Baikal summer school on physics of elementary particles and astrophysics 2012. We studied the reheating after the Starobinsky inflation and have found that the main process is the inflaton decay to SM gauge fields due to the conformal anomaly. The reheating temperature is low leading to the possibility to detect the gravity wave signal from inflation and evaporation of structures formed after inflation in DECIGO and BBO experiments. Also we give predictions for the parameters of scalar perturbation spectrum at the next-to-leading order of slow roll and obtain a bound on the Higgs mass.

  16. Conformal field theory approach to Abelian and non-Abelian quantum Hall quasielectrons.

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    Hansson, T H; Hermanns, M; Regnault, N; Viefers, S

    2009-04-24

    The quasiparticles in quantum Hall liquids carry fractional charge and obey fractional quantum statistics. Of particular recent interest are those with non-Abelian statistics, since their braiding properties could, in principle, be used for robust coding of quantum information. There is already a good theoretical understanding of quasiholes in both Abelian and non-Abelian quantum Hall states. Here we develop conformal field theory methods that allow for an equally precise description of quasielectrons and explicitly construct two- and four-quasielectron excitations of the non-Abelian Moore-Read state.

  17. Supergravity on $AdS_{5/4} \\times$ Hopf Fibrations and Conformal Field Theories

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    1998-01-01

    We obtain three and four dimensional conformal field theories with less than maximal supersymmetry by using their supergravity duals. These supergravity theories are type II on $AdS_5 \\times CP^2$, IIA on $AdS_4 \\times CP^3$, IIB on $AdS_5 \\times S^5/Z_k$ and D=11 supergravity on $AdS_4 \\times S^7/Z_k$. They are obtained from the spherically compactified ten and eleven dimensional theories by either Hopf reduction or by winding the U(1) fiber over the base.

  18. Conformal field theory with background H-flux and T-duality

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    Blumenhagen, Ralph; Deser, Andreas; Rennecke, Felix [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen (Germany); Luest, Dieter [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen (Germany); Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, LMU, Muenchen (Germany); Plauschinn, Erik [Institute for Theoretical Physics and Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University (Netherlands)

    2012-07-01

    We consider closed bosonic string theory with flat background and constant H-flux. Up to linear order in the flux, this is a solution to the string equations of motion and we are able to define a world-sheet conformal field theory framework to compute scattering amplitudes. In the easiest cases of n-point tachyon amplitudes, we use the properties of the Rogers dilogarithm function to speculate about the nature of the product of functions on spacetimes T-dual to the original configuration.

  19. Relative entropy of excited states in conformal field theories of arbitrary dimensions

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    Sárosi, Gábor

    2016-01-01

    Extending our previous work, we study the relative entropy between the reduced density matrices obtained from globally excited states in conformal field theories of arbitrary dimensions. We find a general formula in the small subsystem size limit. When one of the states is the vacuum of the CFT, our result matches with the holographic entanglement entropy computations in the corresponding bulk geometries, including AdS black branes. We also discuss the first asymmetric part of the relative entropy and comment on some implications of the results on the distinguishability of black hole microstates in AdS/CFT.

  20. On modular invariant partition functions of conformal field theories with logarithmic operators

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    Flohr, M A

    1995-01-01

    We extend the definitions of characters and partition functions to the case of conformal field theories which contain operators with logarithmic correlation functions. As an example we consider the theories with central charge c = c(p,1) = 13-6(p+1/p), the ``border'' of the discrete minimal series. We show that there is a slightly generalized form of the property of rationality for such logarithmic theories. In particular, we obtain a classification of theories with c = c(p,1) which is similar to the A-D-E classification of c = 1 models.

  1. A Unifying Conformal Field Theory Approach to the Quantum Hall Effect

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    Cristofano, Gerardo; Maiella, Giuseppe; Marotta, Vincenzo; Naddeo, Adele; Niccoli, Giuliano

    2005-01-01

    We review the main results of the effective description of the Quantum Hall fluid for the Jain fillings, nu=m/2pm+1, and the non-standard ones nu=m/pm+2 by a conformal field theory (CFT) in two dimensions. It is stressed the unifying character of the m-reduction procedure to construct appropriate twisted CFT models, called Twisted Models (TM), which by construction reproduce the Quantum Hall topological properties at those fillings. Indeed for the Jain plateaux we find that the different desc...

  2. Massive scalar field on (A)dS space from a massless conformal field in $\\mathbb{R}^6$

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    Huguet, E; Renaud, J

    2016-01-01

    We show how the equations for the scalar field (including the massive, massless, minimally and conformally coupled cases) on de Sitter and Anti-de Sitter spaces can be obtained from both the SO$(2,4)$-invariant equation $\\square \\phi = 0$ in $\\mathbb{R}^6$ and two geometrical constraints defining the (A)dS space. Apart from the equation in $\\mathbb{R}^6$, the results only follow from the geometry. We also show how an interaction term in (A)dS space can be taken into account from $\\mathbb{R}^6$.

  3. Magnetic field effect on the liquidus boundary of Bi-Mn binary system

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    Mitsui, Yoshifuru; Koyama, Keiichi; Oikawa, Katsunari; Watanabe, Kazuo

    2014-10-01

    The magnetic field effect (MFE) on liquidus boundary of Bi-Mn binary system was investigated by differential thermal analysis (DTA) and the computer coupling of phase diagram method (CALPHAD). The liquidus boundary for Bi-18at.%Mn and Bi-24at.%Mn rose clearly by the application of the magnetic fields. The MFE for liquidus boundary temperature Tliq changed from ΔTliq∝B2 to ΔTliq∝B because of the large increase of the peritectic temperature from BiMn and BiMn1.08 by the application of magnetic field.

  4. Phase boundary of the hexagonal-prism superconducting network in a magnetic field

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    金绍维; 李伟; 易佑民; 甄胜来; 缪胜清

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, we systematically study the phase boundary Tc(H ) of a hexagonal-prism superconducting network inan external magnetic field H of arbitrary magnitude and direction. The result indicates that the phase boundary of thehexagonal-prism superconducting circuit varies more sharply than that of the cubic circuit. The potential applicationsof the hexagonal-prism superconducting circuit are also discussed.

  5. Question of consistent boundary conditions when simulating reversed field pinch dynamics. Revision 1

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    Mirin, A.A.

    1986-03-01

    The issue of proper boundary conditions when performing magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the reversed field pinch is examined. Of particular concern is the choice of constant current, which when combined with other commonly used boundary conditions, may, under careless implementation, lead to an inconsistency. It is shown that this may cause erroneous results. Cases both with and without Hall terms are presented.

  6. A Method of Computing Electric Field Parameters on Boundaries between Two Media

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    Rizhov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    Many problems of electric field strength on a boundary between two media require college-level mathematical analysis. However, when the boundary between media is represented by a sphere or a flat plane, these types of problems can be solved algebraically, placing them within reach of high school students. This article presents a solution analysis…

  7. A Method of Computing Electric Field Parameters on Boundaries between Two Media

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    Rizhov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    Many problems of electric field strength on a boundary between two media require college-level mathematical analysis. However, when the boundary between media is represented by a sphere or a flat plane, these types of problems can be solved algebraically, placing them within reach of high school students. This article presents a solution analysis…

  8. Boundary Effects in Quantum Physics

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    Asorey, M

    2013-01-01

    We analyze the role of boundaries in the infrared behavior of quantum field theories. By means of a novel method we calculate the vacuum energy for a massless scalar field confined between two homogeneous parallel plates with the most general type of boundary properties. This allows the discrimination between boundary conditions which generate attractive or repulsive Casimir forces between the plates. In the interface between both regimes we find a very interesting family of boundary conditions which do not induce any type of Casimir force. We analyze the effect of the renormalization group flow on these boundary conditions. Even if the Casimirless conformal invariant conditions are physically unstable under renormalization group flow they emerge as a new set of conformally invariant boundary conditions which are anomaly free.

  9. A robust force field based method for calculating conformational energies of charged drug-like molecules

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    Pøhlsgaard, Jacob; Harpsøe, Kasper; Jørgensen, Flemming Steen

    2012-01-01

    The binding affinity of a drug like molecule depends among other things on the availability of the bioactive conformation. If the bioactive conformation has a significantly higher energy than the global minimum energy conformation, the molecule is unlikely to bind to its target. Determination of ...... compounds generated by conformational analysis with modified electrostatics are good approximations of the conformational distributions predicted by experimental data and in simulated annealing performed in explicit solvent.......The binding affinity of a drug like molecule depends among other things on the availability of the bioactive conformation. If the bioactive conformation has a significantly higher energy than the global minimum energy conformation, the molecule is unlikely to bind to its target. Determination...... of the global minimum energy conformation and calculation of conformational penalties of binding are prerequisites for prediction of reliable binding affinities. Here, we present a simple and computationally efficient procedure to estimate the global energy minimum for a wide variety of structurally diverse...

  10. INITIAL-BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEM FOR THE LANDAU-LIFSHITZ SYSTEM WITH APPLIED FIELD

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    Guo Boling; Ding Shijin

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, the existence and partial regularity of weak solution to the initial-boundary value problem of Landau-Lifshitz equations with applied fields in a 2D bounded domain are obtained by the penalty method.

  11. D-dimensional Conformal Field Theories with anomalous dimensions as Dual Resonance Models

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    Mack, Gerhard

    2009-01-01

    An exact correspondence is pointed out between conformal field theories in D dimensions and dual resonance models in D' dimensions, where D' may differ from D. Dual resonance models, pioneered by Veneziano, were forerunners of string theory. The analog of scattering amplitudes are called Mellin amplitudes; they depend on complex variables which substitute for the Mandelstam variables on which scattering amplitudes depend. The Mellin amplitudes satisfy exact duality - i.e. meromorphy with simple poles in single variables, and crossing symmetry - and an appropriate form of factorization which is implied by operator product expansions (OPE). Duality is a D-independent property. The positions of the leading poles are given by the dimensions of fields in the OPE; their residues depend on D and determine satellites. Dimensional reduction and induction D goes to D-1 and D+1 are discussed. Dimensional reduction leads to the appearence of Anti de Sitter space.

  12. Fermionic field perturbations of a three-dimensional Lifshitz black hole in conformal gravity

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    González, P. A.; Vásquez, Yerko; Villalobos, Ruth Noemí

    2017-09-01

    We study the propagation of massless fermionic fields in the background of a three-dimensional Lifshitz black hole, which is a solution of conformal gravity. The black-hole solution is characterized by a vanishing dynamical exponent. Then we compute analytically the quasinormal modes, the area spectrum, and the absorption cross section for fermionic fields. The analysis of the quasinormal modes shows that the fermionic perturbations are stable in this background. The area and entropy spectrum are evenly spaced. In the low frequency limit, it is observed that there is a range of values of the angular momentum of the mode that contributes to the absorption cross section, whereas it vanishes in the high frequency limit. In addition, by a suitable change of variables a gravitational soliton can also be obtained and the stability of the quasinormal modes are studied and ensured.

  13. Matrix Product Approximations to Multipoint Functions in Two-Dimensional Conformal Field Theory

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    König, Robert; Scholz, Volkher B.

    2016-09-01

    Matrix product states (MPSs) illustrate the suitability of tensor networks for the description of interacting many-body systems: ground states of gapped 1D systems are approximable by MPSs, as shown by Hastings [M. B. Hastings, J. Stat. Mech. (2007) P08024]. By contrast, whether MPSs and more general tensor networks can accurately reproduce correlations in critical quantum systems or quantum field theories has not been established rigorously. Ample evidence exists: entropic considerations provide restrictions on the form of suitable ansatz states, and numerical studies show that certain tensor networks can indeed approximate the associated correlation functions. Here, we provide a complete positive answer to this question in the case of MPSs and 2D conformal field theory: we give quantitative estimates for the approximation error when approximating correlation functions by MPSs. Our work is constructive and yields an explicit MPS, thus providing both suitable initial values and a rigorous justification of variational methods.

  14. Evaluation for Small Visual Difference Between Conforming Meshes on Strain Field

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    Zhe Bian; Shi-Min Hu; Ralph R. Martin

    2009-01-01

    This paper gives a method of quantifying small visual differences between 3D mesh models with conforming topology, based on the theory of strain fields. Strain field is a geometric quantity in elasticity which is used to describe the deformation of elastomer. In this paper we consider the 3D models as objects with elasticity. The further demonstrations are provided: the first is intended to give the reader a visual impression of how our measure works in practice; and the second is to give readers a visual impression of how our measure works in evaluating filter algorithms. Our experiments show that our difference estimates are well correlated with human perception of differences. This work has applications in the evaluation of 3D mesh watermarking, 3D mesh compression reconstruction, and 3D mesh filtering.

  15. Shape Dependence of Holographic Rényi Entropy in Conformal Field Theories.

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    Dong, Xi

    2016-06-24

    We develop a framework for studying the well-known universal term in the Rényi entropy for an arbitrary entangling region in four-dimensional conformal field theories that are holographically dual to gravitational theories. The shape dependence of the Rényi entropy S_{n} is described by two coefficients: f_{b}(n) for traceless extrinsic curvature deformations and f_{c}(n) for Weyl tensor deformations. We provide the first calculation of the coefficient f_{b}(n) in interacting theories by relating it to the stress tensor one-point function in a deformed hyperboloid background. The latter is then determined by a straightforward holographic calculation. Our results show that a previous conjecture f_{b}(n)=f_{c}(n), motivated by surprising evidence from a variety of free field theories and studies of conical defects, fails holographically.

  16. Boundary conditions for Maxwell fields in Kerr-AdS spacetimes

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    Wang, Mengjie

    2016-05-01

    Perturbative methods are useful to study the interaction between black holes and test fields. The equation for a perturbation itself, however, is not complete to study such a composed system if we do not assign physically relevant boundary conditions. Recently we have proposed a new type of boundary conditions for Maxwell fields in Kerr-anti-de Sitter (Kerr-AdS) spacetimes, from the viewpoint that the AdS boundary may be regarded as a perfectly reflecting mirror, in the sense that energy flux vanishes asymptotically. In this paper, we prove explicitly that a vanishing energy flux leads to a vanishing angular momentum flux. Thus, these boundary conditions may be dubbed as vanishing flux boundary conditions.

  17. Zero-field magnetic order in the boundary layers of /sup 3/He on Grafoil

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    Friedman, L.J.; Thomson, A.L.; Gould, C.M.; Bozler, H.M.; Weichman, P.B.; Cross, M.C.

    1989-04-03

    The low-field NMR spectra of /sup 3/He boundary layers on exfoliated graphite show collective modes for T<1 mK. We measure the amplitude and frequency for these modes with the static H/sub 0/ field applied parallel to the graphite planes and varying continuously between 0 and 15 G. One of the modes extrapolates to a nonzero frequency and amplitude as the field is dropped to zero. We interpret these nonzero intercepts as an indication of zero-field magnetic order in the /sup 3/He boundary layers.

  18. Program package for accurate 3D field reconstruction from boundary measurements

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    Artyukh, A G; Belyakova, T V

    2002-01-01

    The problem of the magnetic field reconstruction inside a subregion in R sup 3 from magnetic measurements on the closed boundary of this subregion is considered. The efficiency of the proposed method, algorithm and associated software for the precision magnet system is discussed. The results of the software verification, numerical experiments as well as the ones of the field reconstruction using boundary measurements in the magnet M1 of the separator COMBAS are given. Requirements to the position accuracy of sensors consistent with the required accuracy of the magnetic field reconstruction are defined. Recommendations on the magnetic scheme design for the field mapping are given.

  19. Boundary conformal field theories, limit sets of Kleinian groups and holography

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    Kholodenko, Arkady L.

    2000-09-01

    In this paper, based on the available mathematical works on geometry and topology of hyperbolic manifolds and discrete groups, some results of Friedman et al. (Nuclear Phys. B 456 (1999) 96-118) are reproduced and broadly generalized. Among many new results, the possibility of extension of work of Belavin, Polyakov and Zamolodchikov to higher dimensions is investigated. Objections known in the physical literature against such an extension are removed and the possibility of an extension is convincingly demonstrated.

  20. On the existence of conformally coupled scalar field hair for black holes in (anti-)de Sitter space

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    Winstanley, E.

    2003-01-01

    The Einstein-conformally coupled scalar field system is studied in the presence of a cosmological constant. We consider a massless or massive scalar field with no additional self-interaction, and spherically symmetric black hole geometries. When the cosmological constant is positive, no scalar hair can exist and the only solution is the Schwarzschild-de Sitter black hole. When the cosmological constant is negative, stable scalar field hair exists provided the mass of the scalar field is not t...

  1. Measurement and Modeling of the Fluctuating Wall Pressure Field Beneath Transitional Boundary Layers

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    Snarski, Stephen R.

    2001-11-01

    Measurements have been performed to better understand the space-varying character of the fluctuating wall pressure field beneath a transitional boundary layer and to develop an appropriate model for the space-varying (nonhomogeneous) wavenumber-frequency wall pressure spectrum. Although a great deal is understood regarding the structure of the wall pressure field beneath turbulent boundary layers, the current understanding of the wall pressure field beneath the transitional boundary layer is incomplete. Overlooked have been critical issues concerning spatial variations in turbulence structure and the convection and decay of pressure producing disturbances—properties that define the character of the field and resulting form of the wavenumber-frequency spectrum. The experiments involve measurement of the space-time fluctuating wall pressure field across the transition region of a flat plate boundary layer by means of a 64-element linear array of hearing-aid microphones and hot wire velocity measurements in the adjacent laminar, transitional, and turbulent boundary layers. Because the field is nonhomogeneous, wavelet based transform methods are required to appropriately resolve the space-varying structure of the field and form of the nonhomogeneous wavenumber-frequency spectrum.

  2. Conformational dynamics and aggregation behavior of piezoelectric diphenylalanine peptides in an external electric field.

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    Kelly, Catherine M; Northey, Thomas; Ryan, Kate; Brooks, Bernard R; Kholkin, Andrei L; Rodriguez, Brian J; Buchete, Nicolae-Viorel

    2015-01-01

    Aromatic peptides including diphenylalanine (FF) have the capacity to self-assemble into ordered, biocompatible nanostructures with piezoelectric properties relevant to a variety of biomedical applications. Electric fields are commonly applied to align FF nanotubes, yet little is known about the effect of the electric field on the assembly process. Using all-atom molecular dynamics with explicit water molecules, we examine the response of FF monomers to the application of a constant external electric field over a range of intensities. We probe the aggregation mechanism of FF peptides, and find that the presence of even relatively weak fields can accelerate ordered aggregation, primarily by facilitating the alignment of individual molecular dipole moments. This is modulated by the conformational response of individual FF peptides (e.g., backbone stretching) and by the cooperative alignment of neighboring FF and water molecules. These observations may facilitate future studies on the controlled formation of nanostructured aggregates of piezoelectric peptides and the understanding of their electro-mechanical properties. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. New families of flows between two-dimensional conformal field theories

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    Dorey, P; Tateo, R; Dorey, Patrick; Dunning, Clare; Tateo, Roberto

    2000-01-01

    We present evidence for the existence of infinitely-many new families of renormalisation group flows between the nonunitary minimal models of conformal field theory. These are associated with perturbations by the $\\phi_{21}$ and In all of the new flows, the finite-volume effective central charge is a non-monotonic function of the system size. The evolution of this effective central charge is studied by means of a nonlinear integral equation, a massless variant of an equation recently found to describe certain massive perturbations of these same models. We also observe that a similar non-monotonicity arises in the more familiar $\\phi_{13}$ perturbations, when the flows induced are between nonunitary minimal models.

  4. N=2 minimal conformal field theories and matrix bifactorisations of x^d

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    Davydov, Alexei; Runkel, Ingo

    2014-01-01

    We prove a tensor equivalence between full subcategories of a) graded matrix factorisations of the potential x^d-y^d and b) representations of the N=2 minimal super vertex operator algebra at central charge 3-6/d, where d is odd. The subcategories are given by a) permutation-type matrix factorisations with consecutive index sets, and b) Neveu-Schwarz-type representations. The physical motivation for this result is the Landau-Ginzburg / conformal field theory correspondence, where it amounts to the equivalence of a subset of defects on both sides of the correspondence. Our work builds on results by Brunner and Roggenkamp [arXiv:0707.0922], where an isomorphism of fusion rules was established.

  5. On Verlinde-Like Formulas in c_{p,1} Logarithmic Conformal Field Theories

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    Flohr, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Two different approaches to calculate the fusion rules of the c_{p,1} series of logarithmic conformal field theories are discussed. Both are based on the modular transformation properties of a basis of chiral vacuum torus amplitudes, which contains the characters of the irreducible representations. One of these is an extension, which we develop here for a non-semisimple generalisation of the Verlinde formula introduced by Fuchs et al., to include fusion products with indecomposable representations. The other uses the Verlinde formula in its usual form and gets the fusion coefficients in the limit, in which the basis of torus amplitudes degenerates to the linear dependent set of characters of irreducible and indecomposable representations. We discuss the effects, which this linear dependence has on any result for fusion rules, which are calculated from these character's modular transformation properties. We show that the two presented methods are equivalent. Furthermore we calculate explicit BPZ-like expressio...

  6. Out-of-time-ordered correlators and purity in rational conformal field theories

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    Caputa, Paweł; Numasawa, Tokiro; Veliz-Osorio, Alvaro

    2016-11-01

    In this paper we investigate measures of chaos and entanglement in rational conformal field theories in 1 + 1 dimensions. First, we derive a formula for the late time value of the out-of-time-ordered correlators for this class of theories. Our universal result can be expressed as a particular combination of the modular S-matrix elements known as anyon monodromy scalar. Next, in the explicit setup of an SUN Wess-Zumino-Witten model, we compare the late time behavior of the out-of-time-ordered correlators and the purity. Interestingly, in the large-c limit, the purity grows logarithmically as in holographic theories; in contrast, the out-of-time-ordered correlators remain, in general, nonvanishing.

  7. Central Charges and the Sign of Entanglement in 4D Conformal Field Theories.

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    Perlmutter, Eric; Rangamani, Mukund; Rota, Massimiliano

    2015-10-23

    We explore properties of the universal terms in the entanglement entropy and logarithmic negativity in 4D conformal field theories, aiming to clarify the ways in which they behave like the analogous entanglement measures in quantum mechanics. We show that, unlike entanglement entropy in finite-dimensional systems, the sign of the universal part of entanglement entropy is indeterminate. In particular, if and only if the central charges obey a>c, the entanglement across certain classes of entangling surfaces can become arbitrarily negative, depending on the geometry and topology of the surface. The negative contribution is proportional to the product of a-c and the genus of the surface. Similarly, we show that in a>c theories, the logarithmic negativity does not always exceed the entanglement entropy.

  8. Entanglement entropy of two disjoint intervals in conformal field theory: II

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    Calabrese, Pasquale; Cardy, John; Tonni, Erik

    2011-01-01

    We continue the study of the entanglement entropy of two disjoint intervals in conformal field theories that we started in Calabrese et al 2009 J. Stat. Mech. P11001. We compute TrρAn for any integer n for the Ising universality class and the final result is expressed as a sum of Riemann-Siegel theta functions. These predictions are checked against existing numerical data. We provide a systematic method that gives the full asymptotic expansion of the scaling function for small four-point ratio (i.e. short intervals). These formulas are compared with the direct expansion of the full results for a free compactified boson and Ising model. We finally provide the analytic continuation of the first term in this expansion in a completely analytic form.

  9. Constant mean curvature spacelike hypersurfaces in Lorentzian manifolds with a timelike gradient conformal vector field

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    Caballero, Magdalena; Rubio, Rafael M [Departamento de Matematicas, Campus de Rabanales, Universidad de Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba (Spain); Romero, Alfonso, E-mail: magdalena.caballero@uco.es, E-mail: aromero@ugr.es, E-mail: rmrubio@uco.es [Departamento de Geometria y Topologia, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada (Spain)

    2011-07-21

    A new technique to study spacelike hypersurfaces of constant mean curvature in a spacetime which admits a timelike gradient conformal vector field is introduced. As an application, the leaves of the natural spacelike foliation of such spacetimes are characterized in some relevant cases. The global structure of this class of spacetimes is analyzed and the relation with its well-known subfamily of generalized Robertson-Walker spacetimes is exposed in detail. Moreover, some known uniqueness results for compact spacelike hypersurfaces of constant mean curvature in generalized Robertson-Walker spacetimes are widely extended. Finally, and as a consequence, several Calabi-Bernstein problems are solved obtaining all the entire solutions on a compact Riemannian manifold to the constant mean curvature spacelike hypersurface equation, under natural geometric assumptions.

  10. Fixed point structure of the conformal factor field in quantum gravity

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    Dietz, Juergen A.; Morris, Tim R.; Slade, Zoë H.

    2016-12-01

    The O (∂2) background-independent flow equations for conformally reduced gravity are shown to be equivalent to flow equations naturally adapted to scalar field theory with a wrong-sign kinetic term. This sign change is shown to have a profound effect on the renormalization group properties, broadly resulting in a continuum of fixed points supporting both a discrete and a continuous eigenoperator spectrum, the latter always including relevant directions. The properties at the Gaussian fixed point are understood in particular depth, but also detailed studies of the local potential approximation, and the full O (∂2) approximation are given. These results are related to evidence for asymptotic safety found by other authors.

  11. Effects of organic farming duration on field boundary vegetation in Denmark

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    Petersen, Sune; Axelsen, Jørgen A.; Tybirk, Knud;

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess, whether organic dairy farming has increased the biological diversity of field boundary vegetation when compared to conventional dairy farming, and if increasing organic farming duration affected diversity. The diversity of plant species in field boundaries...... was found to be higher under organic than under conventional farming. Analysis of community patterns revealed that ruderal species and species with affinity to nutrient rich conditions were most common in conventional field borders, whereas stress-tolerant species were more abundant around organic farming...

  12. Theoretical investigation of boundary contours of ground-state atoms in uniform electric fields

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    Shi, Hua; Zhao, Dong-Xia; Yang, Zhong-Zhi

    2015-12-01

    The boundary contours were investigated for first 54 ground-state atoms of the periodic table when they are in uniform electric fields of strengths 106, 107 and 108 V/m. The atomic characteristic boundary model in combination with an ab-initio method was employed. Some regularities of the deformation of atoms, ΔR, in above electric fields are revealed. Furthermore, atomic polarisabilities of the first 54 elements of the periodic table are shown to correlate strongly with the mean variation rate of atomic radial size divided by the strength of the electric field F, ?, which provides a predictive method of calculating atomic polarisabilities of 54 atoms.

  13. A Boundary Element Solution to the Problem of Interacting AC Fields in Parallel Conductors

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    Einar M. Rønquist

    1984-04-01

    Full Text Available The ac fields in electrically insulated conductors will interact through the surrounding electromagnetic fields. The pertinent field equations reduce to the Helmholtz equation inside each conductor (interior problem, and to the Laplace equation outside the conductors (exterior problem. These equations are transformed to integral equations, with the magnetic vector potential and its normal derivative on the boundaries as unknowns. The integral equations are then approximated by sets of algebraic equations. The interior problem involves only unknowns on the boundary of each conductor, while the exterior problem couples unknowns from several conductors. The interior and the exterior problem are coupled through the field continuity conditions. The full set of equations is solved by standard Gaussian elimination. We also show how the total current and the dissipated power within each conductor can be expressed as boundary integrals. Finally, computational results for a sample problem are compared with a finite difference solution.

  14. A comparison of inverse boundary element method and near-field acoustical holography

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    Schuhmacher, Andreas; Hald, Jørgen; Saemann, E.-U.

    1999-01-01

    An inverse boundary element method (IBEM) is used to estimate the surface velocity of a rolling tyre from measurements of the near-field pressure. Subsequently, the sound pressure is calculated over a finite plane surface next to the tyre from the reconstructed velocity field on the tyre surface...

  15. Propagation of positional measurement errors to agricultural field boundaries and associated costs

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    Bruin, de S.; Heuvelink, G.B.M.; Brown, J.D.

    2008-01-01

    It has been argued that the upcoming targeted approach to managing field operations, or precision farming, requires that field boundaries are measured with cm level accuracy, thus avoiding losses such as wasted inputs, unharvested crops and inefficient use of the land. This paper demonstrates a meth

  16. Finite Element - Artificial Transmitting Boundary Method for Acoustical Field on Tapered Waveguide

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    J.; S.; Yang; G; F.; Fan; J.; P.; Zhu; C.K.; Sun; Y.; H.; Zhu

    2003-01-01

    In earlier approach, the 2-D acoustical field profiles on the substrate region are often calculated with BPM. In this paper, we present a new approach based on the finite element -artificial transmitting boundary method and calculate acoustical field on the substrate region.

  17. Conformal Mapping for Multiple Terminals

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    Wang, Weimin; Wang, Qiang; Ren, Hao

    2015-01-01

    Conformal mapping is an important mathematical tool in many physical and engineering fields, especially in electrostatics, fluid mechanics, classical mechanics, and transformation optics. However in the existing textbooks and literatures, it is only adopted to solve the problems which have only two terminals. Two terminals with electric potential differences, pressure difference, optical path difference, etc., can be mapped conformally onto a solvable structure, e.g., a rectangle, where the two terminals are mapped onto two opposite edges of the rectangle. Here we show a conformal mapping method for multiple terminals, which is more common in practical applications. Through accurate analysis of the boundary conditions, additional terminals or boundaries are folded in the inner of the mapped rectangle. Then the solution will not be influenced. The method is described in several typical situations and two application examples are detailed. The first example is an electrostatic actuator with three electrodes. A ...

  18. Practical application of inverse boundary element method to sound field studies of tyres

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    Schuhmacher, Andreas

    1999-01-01

    An approach based on boundary element modelling of sound sources and regularisation techniques was compared with Near-field Acoustical Holography in a study of vibration patterns on a rolling tyre [1]. In the present paper, a further investigation of this Inverse Boundary Element Method (IBEM...... of the reconstruction process is to feed our model of the problem with as much a priori knowledge as possible, e.g. in the sense of known velocity data on some surfaces. In the modelling of the tyre this can be done by imposing a boundary condition to the nodes belonging to the rim structure, where the normal surface...

  19. Behavior of boundary string field theory associated with integrable massless flow.

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    Fujii, A; Itoyama, H

    2001-06-04

    We put forward an idea that the boundary entropy associated with integrable massless flow of thermodynamic Bethe ansatz (TBA) is identified with tachyon action of boundary string field theory. We show that the temperature parametrizing a massless flow in the TBA formalism can be identified with tachyon energy for the classical action at least near the ultraviolet fixed point, i.e., the open string vacuum.

  20. Equations for a laminar boundary layer of a dilated liquid in a transverse magnetic field

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    Samokhin, V.N.

    1984-01-01

    A system of equations is examined which describes the magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer of a dilated liquid in a transverse magnetic field. The self modeling problem with an exponential law of change in the speed of the external stream and magnetic induction is studied. Localization of the perturbation in the liquid speed in the boundary layer is established and the change in the properties of the solution associated with this is shown.

  1. Plasma Boundaries and Kinetic-Scale Electric Field Structures in the Inner Magnetosphere

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    Malaspina, David; Larsen, Brian; Ergun, R. E.; Skoug, Ruth; Wygant, John; Reeves, Geoffrey; Jaynes, Allison

    2016-07-01

    Recent advances in spacecraft instrumentation have enabled fresh examination of coupling between macro-scale and micro-scale physics in the terrestrial magnetosphere, demonstrating not only that cross-scale interactions are a key component of magnetospheric dynamics, but also that plasma boundaries play a crucial role in mediating cross-scale coupling. We use Van Allen Probe observations to study the cross-scale interaction between inner magnetospheric plasma boundaries (including the plasmapause and injection fronts) and kinetic-scale electric field structures including kinetic Alfven waves, double layers, phase space holes, and nonlinear whistler mode waves. We focus on the spatial distribution of these kinetic structures in the inner magnetosphere and their interaction with plasma boundaries. We demonstrate that both the occurrence probability and amplitude of these structures peak at plasma boundaries. Further, it is found that regions of kinetic-scale electric field structure activity travel with plasma boundaries. These observations imply that kinetic-scale electric field structures are continually generated by instabilities localized to these boundaries, constraining their ability to energize radiation belt particles over large spatial regions.

  2. Effects of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Treatment on Enhancing Activity and Conformation of α-Amylase.

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    Tian, Mei-ling; Fang, Ting; Du, Mu-ying; Zhang, Fu-sheng

    2016-04-01

    To explore an efficient, safe, and speedy application of pulsed electric field (PEF) technology for enzymatic modification, effects of PEF treatment on the enzymatic activity, property and kinetic parameters of α-amylase were investigated. Conformational transitions were also studied with the aid of circular dichroism (CD) and fluorescence spectra. The maximum enzymatic activity of α-amylase was obtained under 15 kV/cm electric field intensity and 100 mL/min flow velocity PEF treatment, in which the enzymatic activity increased by 22.13 ± 1.14% compared with control. The activation effect could last for 18 h at 4 °C. PEF treatment could widen the range of optimum temperature for α-amylase, however, it barely exerted any effect on the optimum pH. On the other hand, α-amylase treated by PEF showed an increase of Vmax, t1/2 and ΔG, whereas a decrease of Km and k were observed. Furthermore, it can be observed from fluorescence and CD spectra that PEF treatment had increased the number of amino acid residues, especially that of tryptophan, on α-amylase surface with enhanced α-helices by 34.76% and decreased random coil by 12.04% on α-amylase when compared with that of untreated. These changes in structure had positive effect on enhancing α-amylase activity and property.

  3. Casimir Effect of Massive Scalar Field with Hybrid Boundary Condition in (1+1)-Dimensional Spacetime

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    HE Xiao-Kai; LIU Wen-Biao; QIU Wei-Gang

    2009-01-01

    The Casimir energy of maesive scalar field with hybrid (Dirichlet-Neumann) boundary condition is calcu-lated. In order to regularize the model, the typical methods named as mode summation method and Green's function method are used respectively. It is found that the regularized zero-point energy density depends on the scalar field's mass. When the field is massless, the result is consistent with previous literatures.

  4. Effects of low-frequency magnetic field on grain boundary segregation in horizontal direct chill casting of 2024 aluminum alloy

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    2005-01-01

    Effects of low frequency electromagnetic field on grain boundary segregation in horizontal direct chill (HDC)casting process was investigated experimentally. The grain boundary segregation and microstructures of the ingots,which manufactured by conventional HDC casting and low frequency electromagnetic HDC casting were compared.Results show that low frequency electromagnetic field significantly refines the microstructures and reduces grain boundary segregation. Decreasing electromagnetic frequency or increasing electromagnetic intensity has great effects in reducing grain boundary segregation. Meanwhile, the governing mechanisms were discussed.

  5. Monte Carlo studies of d = 2 Ising strips with long-range boundary fields

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    Albano, E. V.; Binder, K.; Paul, W.

    2000-03-01

    A two-dimensional Ising model with nearest-neighbour ferromagnetic exchange confined in a strip of width L between two parallel boundaries is studied by Monte Carlo simulations. `Free' boundaries are considered with unchanged exchange interactions at the boundary but long-range boundary fields of the form H (n ) = +/- h [n -3 - (L - n + 1) -3 ], where n = 1, 2, ... ,L labels the rows across the strip. In the case of competing fields and Licons/Journals/Common/to" ALT="to" ALIGN="TOP"/> icons/Journals/Common/infty" ALT="infty" ALIGN="TOP"/> , the system exhibits a critical wetting transition of a similar type as in the well studied case of short-range boundary fields. At finite L , this wetting transition is replaced by a (rounded) interface localization-delocalization transition at Tc (h , L ). The order parameter profiles and correlation function Gicons/Journals/Common/parallel" ALT="parallel" ALIGN="MIDDLE"/> (n , r ), where r is a coordinate parallel to the boundaries of the strip, are analysed in detail. It is argued that for T icons/Journals/Common/ge" ALT="ge" ALIGN="TOP"/> Tc (h , L ) the order parameter profile is essentially a linear variation across the strip, i.e. the width w varies as wicons/Journals/Common/propto" ALT="propto" ALIGN="TOP"/> L , unlike the case in d = 3 where wicons/Journals/Common/propto" ALT="propto" ALIGN="TOP"/> L 1/2 is the short-range case and wicons/Journals/Common/propto" ALT="propto" ALIGN="TOP"/> lnL in the case of the n -3 boundary potential holds. The parallel correlation length icons/Journals/Common/xi" ALT="xi" ALIGN="TOP"/> icons/Journals/Common/parallel" ALT="parallel" ALIGN="MIDDLE"/> scales as icons/Journals/Common/xi" ALT="xi" ALIGN="TOP"/> icons/Journals/Common/parallel" ALT="parallel" ALIGN="MIDDLE"/> icons/Journals/Common/propto" ALT="propto" ALIGN="TOP"/> L 2 as for the short-range case. In addition to this case of competing boundary fields, also the case where both boundaries are sources of fields of the same

  6. A second-order coupled immersed boundary-SAMR construction for chemically reacting flow over a heat-conducting Cartesian grid-conforming solid

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    Kedia, Kushal S.

    2014-09-01

    In this paper, we present a second-order numerical method for simulations of reacting flow around heat-conducting immersed solid objects. The method is coupled with a block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (SAMR) framework and a low-Mach number operator-split projection algorithm. A "buffer zone" methodology is introduced to impose the solid-fluid boundary conditions such that the solver uses symmetric derivatives and interpolation stencils throughout the interior of the numerical domain; irrespective of whether it describes fluid or solid cells. Solid cells are tracked using a binary marker function. The no-slip velocity boundary condition at the immersed wall is imposed using the staggered mesh. Near the immersed solid boundary, single-sided buffer zones (inside the solid) are created to resolve the species discontinuities, and dual buffer zones (inside and outside the solid) are created to capture the temperature gradient discontinuities. The development discussed in this paper is limited to a two-dimensional Cartesian grid-conforming solid. We validate the code using benchmark simulations documented in the literature. We also demonstrate the overall second-order convergence of our numerical method. To demonstrate its capability, a reacting flow simulation of a methane/air premixed flame stabilized on a channel-confined bluff-body using a detailed chemical kinetics model is discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

  7. Conformal symmetries of FRW accelerating cosmologies

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    Kehagias, A. [Physics Division, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zografou Campus, Athens (Greece); Department of Theoretical Physics and Center for Astroparticle Physics (CAP) 24 quai E. Ansermet, CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland); Riotto, A. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Center for Astroparticle Physics (CAP) 24 quai E. Ansermet, CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

    2014-07-15

    We show that any accelerating Friedmann–Robertson–Walker (FRW) cosmology with equation of state w<−1/3 (and therefore not only a de Sitter stage with w=−1) exhibits three-dimensional conformal symmetry on future constant-time hypersurfaces if the bulk theory is invariant under bulk conformal Killing vectors. We also offer an alternative derivation of this result in terms of conformal Killing vectors and show that long wavelength comoving curvature perturbations of the perturbed FRW metric are just conformal Killing motions of the FRW background. We then extend the boundary conformal symmetry to the bulk for accelerating cosmologies. Our findings indicate that one can easily generate perturbations of scalar fields which are not only scale invariant, but also fully conformally invariant on super-Hubble scales. Measuring a scale-invariant power spectrum for the cosmological perturbation does not automatically imply that the universe went through a de Sitter stage.

  8. Computation of the initially unknown boundaries of flow fields generated by local exhaust hoods.

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    Anastas, M Y

    1991-09-01

    Local exhaust hoods are important in controlling contaminants in the workplace. To predict hood effectiveness, it is important to have knowledge of the airflow field that it generates. Currently, there are theoretical models adequate for predicting the flow fields of hoods with flanged openings. These models are solutions of Laplace's equation in terms of the velocity potential. Comparison of experimental and theoretical values of air velocities show good agreement. With the exception of the plain slot, no such models are available for plain hoods or other hoods with complex geometries. This paper explores the feasibility of approximating the equal air velocity contours for any local exhaust hood by assuming that these contours are also equipotential contours. A slot configuration, for which an analytical model is available, was used to evaluate the accuracy of the assumption. Starting with a good approximation for the 15% velocity contour, three other boundaries were generated. The procedure used in generating boundaries after the initial one involved solution of Laplace's equation, assuming constant potential along the boundary and adjustment of boundary location on the basis of differences between the calculated value of the normal derivative of the velocity potential at a point on the boundary and the specified value (15%). The next-to-last boundary generated by the procedure exhibited an oscillation in the values of the normal derivative, which was detrimental to the desired solution. Possible causes for this oscillation and possible refinements in the procedure are discussed.

  9. Computation of the initially unknown boundaries of flow fields generated by local exhaust hoods

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    Anastas, M.Y. (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati OH (United States))

    1991-09-01

    Local exhaust hoods are important in controlling contaminants in the workplace. To predict hood effectiveness, it is important to have knowledge of the airflow field that it generates. Currently, there are theoretical models adequate for predicting the flow fields of hoods with flanged openings. These models are solutions of Laplace's equation in terms of the velocity potential. Comparison of experimental and theoretical values of air velocities show good agreement. With the exception of the plain slot, no such models are available for plain hoods or other hoods with complex geometries. This paper explores the feasibility of approximating the equal air velocity contours for any local exhaust hood by assuming that these contours are also equipotential contours. A slot configuration, for which an analytical model is available, was used to evaluate the accuracy of the assumption. Starting with a good approximation for the 15% velocity contour, three other boundaries were generated. The procedure used in generating boundaries after the initial one involved solution of Laplace's equation, assuming constant potential along the boundary and adjustment of boundary location on the basis of differences between the calculated value of the normal derivative of the velocity potential at a point on the boundary and the specified value (15%). The next-to-last boundary generated by the procedure exhibited an oscillation in the values of the normal derivative, which was detrimental to the desired solution. Possible causes for this oscillation and possible refinements in the procedure are discussed.

  10. Phase-Field Modeling of Grain-Boundary Grooving Under Electromigration

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    Mukherjee, Arnab; Ankit, Kumar; Mukherjee, Rajdip; Nestler, Britta

    2016-12-01

    In the present work, we study the phenomenon of grain-boundary grooving under electromigration using a phase-field method. The specific focus of the work is to explore the role of grain boundaries as potential electromigration pathways. We consider the evolution of grooves under the combined influence of capillary and electromigration-mediated surface diffusion and electromigration-induced grain-boundary diffusion. Mechanisms of grooving are elucidated using flux density maps that indicate various regimes depending upon the direction of net material transport. When grain-boundary atomic mobility is lower than the surface mobility, the groove depth is found to be lower than that evolving solely under surface diffusion (no electromigration). At comparable or larger values of grain-boundary atomic mobility, grooving is initially expedited but shows groove replenishment at later stages. A detailed investigation using the phase-field method reveals the influence of an incumbent healing mechanism on grain-boundary grooving which is electrically induced. The drift characteristics such as edge and root displacement and velocity are examined in light of this assuaging effect.

  11. Dirichlet boundary conditions for arbitrary-shaped boundaries in stellarator-like magnetic fields for the Flux-Coordinate Independent method

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    Hill, Peter; Dudson, Ben

    2016-01-01

    We present a technique for handling Dirichlet boundary conditions with the Flux Coordinate Independent (FCI) parallel derivative operator with arbitrary-shaped material geometry in general 3D magnetic fields. The FCI method constructs a finite difference scheme for $\

  12. Constraining conformal field theories with a higher spin symmetry in d > 3 dimensions

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    Alba, Vasyl; Diab, Kenan

    2016-03-01

    We study unitary conformal field theories with a unique stress tensor and at least one higher-spin conserved current in d > 3 dimensions. We prove that every such theory contains an infinite number of higher-spin conserved currents of arbitrarily high spin, and that Ward identities generated by the conserved charges of these currents imply that the correlators of the stress tensor and the conserved currents of the theory must coincide with one of the following three possibilities: a) a theory of n free bosons (for some integer n), b) a theory of n free fermions, or c) a theory of nd-2/2 -forms. For d even, all three structures exist, but for d odd, it may be the case that the third structure (c) does not; if it does exist, it is unclear what theory, if any, realizes it. This is a generalization of the result proved in three dimensions by Maldacena and Zhiboedov [1]. This paper supersedes the previous paper by the authors [2].

  13. Constraining conformal field theories with a higher spin symmetry in d> 3 dimensions

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    Alba, Vasyl

    2015-01-01

    We study unitary conformal field theories with a unique stress tensor and at least one higher-spin conserved current in d>3 dimensions. We prove that every such theory contains an infinite number of higher-spin conserved currents of arbitrarily high spin, and that Ward identities generated by the conserved charges of these currents imply that the correlators of the stress tensor and the conserved currents of the theory must coincide with one of the following three possibilities: a) a theory of n free bosons (for some integer n), b) a theory of n free fermions, or c) a theory of n (d-2)/2-forms. For d even, all three structures exist, but for d odd, it may be the case that the third structure (c) does not; if it does exist, it is unclear what theory, if any, realizes it. This is a generalization of the result proved in three dimensions by Maldacena and Zhiboedov [arXiv:1112.1016]. This paper supersedes the previous paper by the authors [arXiv:1307.8092

  14. A fourth order accuracy summation-by-parts finite difference scheme for acoustic reverse time migration in boundary-conforming grids

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    Wang, Ying; Zhou, Hui; Yuan, Sanyi; Ye, Yameng

    2017-01-01

    The fourth order accuracy finite difference scheme is known advantageous in reducing memory and improving efficiency. Summation-by-parts finite difference operator is a natural way for wavefield simulation in complicated domains containing surface topography and irregular interfaces. The application of summation-by-parts method guarantees the stability of numerical approximation for heterogeneous media on curvilinear grids. This paper extends the second order summation-by-parts finite difference method to the fourth order case for the discretization of acoustic wave equation and perfect matched layer in boundary-conforming grids. In particular, the implementation of the fourth order method for wavefield simulation and reverse time migration in complicated domains can significantly improve the efficiency and decrease the storage. The elliptic method is applied for boundary-conforming grid generation in complicated domains. Under such grids, the two-dimensional acoustic wave equation in second order displacement formulation is compactly reformulated for forward modeling and reverse time migration, and the symmetric and compact form of perfectly matched layers expressed in a curvilinear coordinate system are applied to suppress artificial reflections. The discretizations of the acoustic wave equation and perfectly matched layer formula are fourth and second order accuracy in space and time respectively, where the spatial discretization satisfies the principle of summation-by-parts and is stable. Numerical experiments are presented to compare the accuracy of the second with fourth order summation-by-parts finite difference methods and to evaluate the efficiency of reverse time migration by using these two methods. As well, comparisons are performed between the fourth order accuracy summation-by-parts finite difference method and central finite difference method to illustrate the stability superiority of summation-by-parts operators.

  15. Three-Dimensional Dose Optimization for Noncoplanar Treatment Planning with Conformal Fields.

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    Ma, Ying-Chang L.

    1990-01-01

    Recent advances in imaging techniques, especially three dimensional reconstruction of CT images, have made precision tumor localization feasible. These imaging techniques along with developments in computer controlled radiation treatment machines have provided an important thrust in developing better techniques for cancer treatment. This often requires a complex noncoplanar beam arrangements and elaborate treatment planning, which, unfortunately, are time consuming, costly and dependent on operator expertise and experience. A reliable operator-independent dose optimization tool is therefore desirable, especially for 3D treatment planning. In this dissertation, several approaches (linear programming, quadratic programming, and direct search methods) of computer optimization using various criteria including least sire fitting on the 90% isodose to target periphery, dose uniformity, and integral dose are presented. All of these methods are subject to restrictions on the upper limit of the dose to critical organs. In the quadratic programming approach, Kuhn-Tucker theory was employed to convert the quadratic problem into one which permits application of the very powerful, revised simplex method. Several examples are used to analyze the effectiveness of these dose optimization approaches. The studies show that the quadratic programming approach with the criteria of least square fitting and critical organ constraints is superior in efficiency for dose optimization in 3D treatment planning, particularly for cases with a large number of beams. Use of least square fitting allows one to deduce optimized plans for irregularly shaped targets by employing a multi-isocentric technique. Our studies also illustrate the advantages of using irregular conformal fields, optimized beam energy, and noncoplanar beam arrangements in contrast to the conventional treatment which uses a symmetrical rectangular collimator, fixed beam energy, and coplanar beam arrangements. Optimized plans can

  16. Conformal Infinity

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    Frauendiener Jörg

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available The notion of conformal infinity has a long history within the research in Einstein's theory of gravity. Today, ``conformal infinity'' is related with almost all other branches of research in general relativity, from quantisation procedures to abstract mathematical issues to numerical applications. This review article attempts to show how this concept gradually and inevitably evolved out of physical issues, namely the need to understand gravitational radiation and isolated systems within the theory of gravitation and how it lends itself very naturally to solve radiation problems in numerical relativity. The fundamental concept of null-infinity is introduced. Friedrich's regular conformal field equations are presented and various initial value problems for them are discussed. Finally, it is shown that the conformal field equations provide a very powerful method within numerical relativity to study global problems such as gravitational wave propagation and detection.

  17. Conformal Infinity

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    Frauendiener, Jörg

    2004-12-01

    The notion of conformal infinity has a long history within the research in Einstein's theory of gravity. Today, "conformal infinity" is related to almost all other branches of research in general relativity, from quantisation procedures to abstract mathematical issues to numerical applications. This review article attempts to show how this concept gradually and inevitably evolved from physical issues, namely the need to understand gravitational radiation and isolated systems within the theory of gravitation, and how it lends itself very naturally to the solution of radiation problems in numerical relativity. The fundamental concept of null-infinity is introduced. Friedrich's regular conformal field equations are presented and various initial value problems for them are discussed. Finally, it is shown that the conformal field equations provide a very powerful method within numerical relativity to study global problems such as gravitational wave propagation and detection.

  18. Conformal Infinity

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    Frauendiener Jörg

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The notion of conformal infinity has a long history within the research in Einstein's theory of gravity. Today, 'conformal infinity' is related to almost all other branches of research in general relativity, from quantisation procedures to abstract mathematical issues to numerical applications. This review article attempts to show how this concept gradually and inevitably evolved from physical issues, namely the need to understand gravitational radiation and isolated systems within the theory of gravitation, and how it lends itself very naturally to the solution of radiation problems in numerical relativity. The fundamental concept of null-infinity is introduced. Friedrich's regular conformal field equations are presented and various initial value problems for them are discussed. Finally, it is shown that the conformal field equations provide a very powerful method within numerical relativity to study global problems such as gravitational wave propagation and detection.

  19. Species richness and weed abundance in the vegetation of arable field boundaries.

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    Kleijn, D.

    1997-01-01

    In the modem arable landscape, the vegetation of perennial field boundaries have important ecological functions such as providing a habitat for farmland wildlife, providing overwintering sites for predatory insects, providing movement corridors, reducing soil erosion and acting as an agrochemical bu

  20. Species richness and weed abundance in the vegetation of arable field boundaries

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    Kleijn, D.

    1997-01-01


    In the modem arable landscape, the vegetation of perennial field boundaries have important ecological functions such as providing a habitat for farmland wildlife, providing overwintering sites for predatory insects, providing movement corridors, reducing soil erosion and acting as an

  1. Phase-field simulation study of the migration of recrystallization boundaries

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    Moelans, Nele; Godfrey, Andy; Zhang, Yubin

    2013-01-01

    affected by the variations in the deformed microstructure, resulting in two regimes. For variations with low amplitude, the overall boundary velocity scales with the average stored deformation energy density. This behavior is in agreement with generally accepted theories of recrystallization. For larger...... of the varying stored deformation energy field. For different deformation energy fields, the simulation results are in good qualitative agreement with experiments and add information which cannot be directly derived from experiments....

  2. CLUSTER encounters with the high altitude cusp: boundary structure and magnetic field depletions

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    P. J. Cargill

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Data from the four spacecraft Cluster mission during a high altitude cusp crossing on 13 February 2001 are presented. The spacecraft configuration has one leading spacecraft, with the three trailing spacecraft lying in a plane that corresponds roughly to the nominal magnetopause surface. The typical spacecraft separation is approximately 600km. The encounter occurs under conditions of strong and steady southward Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF. The cusp is identified as a seven-minute long depression in the magnetic field, associated with ion heating and a high abundance of He+. Cusp entry involves passage through a magnetopause boundary that has undergone very significant distortion from its nominal shape, is moving rapidly, and exhibits structure on scales of the order of the spacecraft separation or less. This boundary is associated with a rotation of the magnetic field, a normal field component, and a plasma flow into the cusp of approximately 35 km/s. However, it cannot be identified positively as a rotational discontinuity. Exit from the cusp into the lobe is through a boundary that is initially sharp, but then retreats tailward at a few km/s. As the leading spacecraft passes through this boundary, there is a plasma flow out of the cusp of approximately 30km/s, suggesting that this is not a tangential discontinuity. A few minutes after exit from the cusp, the three trailing the spacecraft see a single cusp-like signature in the magnetic field. There is an associated temperature increase at two of the three trailing spacecraft. Timing measurements indicate that this is due to cusp-like regions detaching from the rear of the cusp boundary, and moving tailward. The magnetic field in the cusp is highly disordered, with no obvious relation between the four spacecraft, indicative of structure on scales <<600km. However, the plasma moments show only a gradual change over many minutes. A similar cusp crossing on 20 February 2001 also

  3. Conformational study of acyclic alcohols by NMR spectroscopic analysis, molecular force field and Ab initio calculations

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    Abe, K.; Ito, K.; Suezawa, H.; Hirota, M.; Nishio, M.

    1986-10-01

    Conformations of a series of acyclic alcohols (CH/sub 3/CH(R)CH(OH)CH/sub 3/, CH/sub 3/CH(R)CH(OH)CH(R')CH/sub 3/, and CH/sub 3/CH(R)CH(OH)Bu/sup t/) were studied (1) by measuring vicinal H-H coupling constants (/sup 3/JH-H), (2) by lanthanoid-induced shift (LIS) analysis, (3) by molecular mechanics calculations (MM2), and (4) by ab initio (STO-3G, 4-31G geometry optimization) calculations. In the case of conformationally flexible alcohols as exemplified by 2-butanol and 3-pentanol, population of conformers determined by the LIS method do not agree with those determined by the /sup 3/JH-H, MM2, and ab initio methods. The discrepancy comes from the fact that the LIS measurement gives the most stable conformation of the alcohol in the LSR-alcohol complex and not of the free alcohol. In some flexible molecules, the most stable conformer in the complex can be different from that of the free molecule. In general, the conformational equilibrium is shifted by coordination of the shift reagent to the conformer whose alkyl chain stretches opposite to the direction of the coordination site of the shift reagent. 21 references, 1 figure, 6 tables.

  4. Improved outer boundary conditions for Einstein's field equations

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    Buchman, Luisa T [Center for Relativity, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1606, Austin, TX 78712-1081 (United States); Sarbach, Olivier C A [Instituto de Fisica y Matematicas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Edificio C-3, Cd. Universitaria, C P 58040 Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)

    2007-06-21

    In a recent article, we constructed a hierarchy B{sub L} of outer boundary conditions for Einstein's field equations with the property that, for a spherical outer boundary, it is perfectly absorbing for linearized gravitational radiation up to a given angular momentum number L. In this paper, we generalize B{sub L} so that it can be applied to fairly general foliations of spacetime by space-like hypersurfaces and general outer boundary shapes and further, we improve B{sub L} in two steps: (i) we give a local boundary condition C{sub L}which is perfectly absorbing including first-order contributions in 2M/R of curvature corrections for quadrupolar waves (where M is the mass of the spacetime and R is a typical radius of the outer boundary) and which significantly reduces spurious reflections due to backscatter, and (ii) we give a non-local boundary condition D{sub L} which is exact when first-order corrections in 2M/R for both curvature and backscatter are considered, for quadrupolar radiation.

  5. Solutes at the liquid:liquid phase boundary--Solubility and solvent conformational response alter interfacial microsolvation.

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    Ghadar, Yasaman; Parmar, Payal; Samuels, Alex C; Clark, Aurora E

    2015-03-14

    A detailed understanding of solvent structure and dynamics at liquid:liquid interfaces is a necessary precursor for control and manipulation of these phase boundaries. Experimentally, amphiphilic solutes are often used to alter transport properties across water:organic interfaces; however, a fundamental model for the mechanism of this action has not been determined. This work compares the solvation profiles of ampiphilic solutes that traverse the phase boundary in binary water:n-hexane, and the individual microsolvation processes for interfacial water and hexane molecules therein. Microsolvation is defined as the rare event where one solvent molecule temporarily penetrates the co-solvent phases and is fully solvated therein. The solutes tri-butyl phosphate (TBP), hydrogen di-butyl phosphate, and di-hydrogen mono-butyl phosphate have been examined as they exhibit a systematic increase in aqueous solubility and selectively partition to the interfacial region at the infinite dilution limit. The relationship between adopted configurations of the solute, orientation of the solvent, and the ability of the solute to enhance microsolvation, specifically the ability of n-hexane to penetrate the aqueous phase, is demonstrated within a 20 Å radius of TBP.

  6. Boundary field induced first-order transition in the 2D Ising model: exact study

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    Clusel, Maxime [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Horowitz BP156 X, 38042 Grenoble Cedex (France); Fortin, Jean-Yves [Laboratoire Poncelet, 119002, Bolshoy Vlasyevskiy Pereulok 11, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2006-02-03

    We present in this paper an exact study of a first-order transition induced by an inhomogeneous boundary magnetic field in the 2D Ising model. From a previous analysis of the interfacial free energy in the discrete case (Clusel and Fortin 2005 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 38 2849) we identify, using an asymptotic expansion in the thermodynamic limit, the line of transition that separates the regime where the interface is localized near the boundary from the one where it is propagating inside the bulk. In particular, the transition line has a strong dependence on the aspect ratio of the lattice.

  7. Air Quality and Meteorological Boundary Conditions during the MCMA-2003 Field Campaign

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    Sosa, G.; Arriaga, J.; Vega, E.; Magaña, V.; Caetano, E.; de Foy, B.; Molina, L. T.; Molina, M. J.; Ramos, R.; Retama, A.; Zaragoza, J.; Martínez, A. P.; Márquez, C.; Cárdenas, B.; Lamb, B.; Velasco, E.; Allwine, E.; Pressley, S.; Westberg, H.; Reyes, R.

    2004-12-01

    A comprehensive field campaign to characterize photochemical smog in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) was conducted during April 2003. An important number of equipment was deployed all around the urban core and its surroundings to measure gas and particles composition from the various sources and receptor sites. In addition to air quality measurements, meteorology variables were also taken by regular weather meteorological stations, tethered balloons, radiosondes, sodars and lidars. One important issue with regard to the field campaign was the characterization of the boundary conditions in order to feed meteorological and air quality models. Four boundary sites were selected to measure continuously criteria pollutants, VOC and meteorological variables at surface level. Vertical meteorological profiles were measured at three other sites : radiosondes in Tacubaya site were launched every six hours daily; tethered balloons were launched at CENICA and FES-Cuautitlan sites according to the weather conditions, and one sodar was deployed at UNAM site in the south of the city. Additionally to these measurements, two fixed meteorological monitoring networks deployed along the city were available to complement these measurements. In general, we observed that transport of pollutants from the city to the boundary sites changes every day, according to the coupling between synoptic and local winds. This effect were less important at elevated sites such as Cerro de la Catedral and ININ, where synoptic wind were more dominant during the field campaign. Also, local sources nearby boundary sites hide the influence of pollution coming from the city some days, particularly at the La Reforma site.

  8. Conformational transformations induced by the charge-curvature interaction: Mean-field approach

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    Gaididei, Yu B.; Christiansen, Peter Leth; Zakrzewski, W.J.

    2006-01-01

    A simple phenomenological model for describing the conformational dynamics of biological macromolecules via the nonlinearity-induced instabilities is proposed. It is shown that the interaction between charges and bending degrees of freedom of closed molecular aggregates may act as drivers giving ...... impetus to conformational dynamics of biopolymers. It is demonstrated that initially circular aggregates may undergo transformation to polygonal shapes and possible application to aggregates of bacteriochlorophyl a molecules is considered....

  9. $\\epsilon$-Expansion in Critical $\\phi^3$-Theory on Real Projective Space from Conformal Field Theory

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    Hasegawa, Chika

    2016-01-01

    We use a compatibility between the conformal symmetry and the equations of motion to solve the one-point function in the critical $\\phi^3$-theory (a.k.a the critical Lee-Yang model) on the $d = 6 - \\epsilon$ dimensional real projective space to the first non-trivial order in the $\\epsilon$-expansion. It reproduces the conventional perturbation theory and agrees with the numerical conformal bootstrap result.

  10. 𝜖-expansion in critical ϕ3-theory on real projective space from conformal field theory

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    Hasegawa, Chika; Nakayama, Yu

    2017-03-01

    We use a compatibility between the conformal symmetry and the equations of motion to solve the one-point function in the critical ϕ3-theory (a.k.a. the critical Lee-Yang model) on the d = 6 ‑ 𝜖 dimensional real projective space to the first nontrivial order in the 𝜖-expansion. It reproduces the conventional perturbation theory and agrees with the numerical conformal bootstrap result.

  11. The light asymptotic limit of conformal blocks in Toda field theory

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    Poghosyan, Hasmik; Sarkissian, Gor

    2016-01-01

    We compute the light asymptotic limit of $A_{n-1}$ Toda conformal blocks by using the AGT correspondence. We show that for certain class of CFT blocks the corresponding Nekrasov partition functions in this limit are simplified drastically being represented as a sum of a restricted class of Young diagrams. In the particular case of $A_{2}$ Toda we also compute the corresponding conformal blocks using conventional CFT techniques finding a perfect agreement with the results obtained from the Nekrasov partition functions.

  12. Steady state toroidal magnetic field at earth's core-mantle boundary

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    Levy, Eugene H.; Pearce, Steven J.

    1991-01-01

    Measurements of the dc electrical potential near the top of earth's mantle have been extrapolated into the deep mantle in order to estimate the strength of the toroidal magnetic field component at the core-mantle interface. Recent measurements have been interpreted as indicating that at the core-mantle interface, the magnetic toroidal and poloidal field components are approximately equal in magnitude. A motivation for such measurements is to obtain an estimate of the strength of the toroidal magnetic field in the core, a quantity important to our understanding of the geomagnetic field's dynamo generation. Through the use of several simple and idealized calculation, this paper discusses the theoretical relationship between the amplitude of the toroidal magnetic field at the core-mantle boundary and the actual amplitude within the core. Even with a very low inferred value of the toroidal field amplitude at the core-mantle boundary, (a few gauss), the toroidal field amplitude within the core could be consistent with a magnetohydrodynamic dynamo dominated by nonuniform rotation and having a strong toroidal magnetic field.

  13. Steady state toroidal magnetic field at earth's core-mantle boundary

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    Levy, Eugene H.; Pearce, Steven J.

    1991-01-01

    Measurements of the dc electrical potential near the top of earth's mantle have been extrapolated into the deep mantle in order to estimate the strength of the toroidal magnetic field component at the core-mantle interface. Recent measurements have been interpreted as indicating that at the core-mantle interface, the magnetic toroidal and poloidal field components are approximately equal in magnitude. A motivation for such measurements is to obtain an estimate of the strength of the toroidal magnetic field in the core, a quantity important to our understanding of the geomagnetic field's dynamo generation. Through the use of several simple and idealized calculation, this paper discusses the theoretical relationship between the amplitude of the toroidal magnetic field at the core-mantle boundary and the actual amplitude within the core. Even with a very low inferred value of the toroidal field amplitude at the core-mantle boundary, (a few gauss), the toroidal field amplitude within the core could be consistent with a magnetohydrodynamic dynamo dominated by nonuniform rotation and having a strong toroidal magnetic field.

  14. Practical application of inverse boundary element method to sound field studies of tyres

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    Schuhmacher, Andreas

    1999-01-01

    An approach based on boundary element modelling of sound sources and regularisation techniques was compared with Near-field Acoustical Holography in a study of vibration patterns on a rolling tyre [1]. In the present paper, a further investigation of this Inverse Boundary Element Method (IBEM......) is done. Emphasis is put on the regularisation process and how to choose an appropriate regularisation parameter in conjunction with the Tikhonov regularisation. This choice is of vital importance when solving a discrete ill-posed problem and a useful solution is sought. Another aspect...... of the reconstruction process is to feed our model of the problem with as much a priori knowledge as possible, e.g. in the sense of known velocity data on some surfaces. In the modelling of the tyre this can be done by imposing a boundary condition to the nodes belonging to the rim structure, where the normal surface...

  15. Boundary terms in quantum field theory and the spin structure of QCD

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    Lowdon, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Determining how boundary terms behave in a quantum field theory (QFT) is crucial for understanding the dynamics of the theory. Nevertheless, boundary terms are often neglected using classical-type arguments which are no longer justified in the full quantum theory. In this paper we address this problem by establishing a necessary and sufficient condition for arbitrary spatial boundary terms to vanish in a general QFT. As an application of this condition we examine the issue of whether the angular momentum operator in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has a physically meaningful quark-gluon decomposition. Using this condition it appears as though this is not the case, and that it is in fact the non-perturbative QCD structure which prevents the possibility of such a decomposition.

  16. Predicting the mean fields of compressible turbulent boundary layer via a symmetry approach

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    Bi, Wei-Tao; Wu, Bin; She, Zhen-Su

    2016-11-01

    A symmetry approach for canonical wall turbulence is extended to develop mean-field predictions for compressible turbulent boundary layer (CTBL). A stress length and a weighted heat flux length are identified to obey the multilayer dilation symmetry of canonical flows, giving rise to predictions of the mean velocity and temperature profiles for a range of Reynolds number (Re), Mach number (Ma) and wall temperature (Tw). Also predicted are the streamwise developments of the shape factor, the boundary layer edge velocity and the boundary layer thicknesses, etc. Only three parameters are involved in the predictions, which have sound physics and organized behaviors with respect to the Re, Ma and Tw effects. The predictions are extensively validated by direct numerical simulation and experimental data, showing better accuracies than the previous theories. The results provide new quantifications that can be used to assess computations, measurements and turbulence models of CTBL, as well as to provide new insights for the CTBL physics.

  17. Phase-field study of grain boundary tracking behavior in crack-seal microstructures

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    Ankit, Kumar; Selzer, Michael; Reichardt, Mathias

    2012-01-01

    In order to address the vein-growth problem in geology, a multi-phase-field model is used to capture the dynamics of crystals precipitating from a super-saturated solution. To gain a complete understanding, we investigate the influence of various boundary conditions on crystal growth (free-growth and crack-sealing) that result in formation of vein microstructures. To begin with, we consider the anisotropy in surface energy to simulate crystals (with flat facets and sharp corners) possessing different orientations and study the resulting growth competition to deduce a consistent orientation selection rule in the free-growth regime. Next, from crack-sealing simulations, we co-relate the grain boundary tracking behavior and the relative rates of crack opening and trajectory, initial grain size and wall roughness. Further, we illustrate how these parameters induce the microstructural transition between blocky (crystals growing anisotropically) to fibrous morphology (isotropic) and formation of grain boundaries. T...

  18. A comparison of inverse boundary element method and near-field acoustical holography

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    Schuhmacher, Andreas; Hald, Jørgen; Saemann, E.-U.

    1999-01-01

    An inverse boundary element method (IBEM) is used to estimate the surface velocity of a rolling tyre from measurements of the near-field pressure. Subsequently, the sound pressure is calculated over a finite plane surface next to the tyre from the reconstructed velocity field on the tyre surface........ In order to verify the reconstruction process, part of the measurement data is used together with Near-Field Acoustical Holography (NAH). Estimated distributions of sound pressure and particle velocity over a plane surface obtained from the two methods are compared....

  19. Velocity fields and optical turbulence near the boundary in a strongly convective laboratory flow

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    Matt, Silvia; Hou, Weilin; Goode, Wesley; Hellman, Samuel

    2016-05-01

    Boundary layers around moving underwater vehicles or other platforms can be a limiting factor for optical communication. Turbulence in the boundary layer of a body moving through a stratified medium can lead to small variations in the index of refraction, which impede optical signals. As a first step towards investigating this boundary layer effect on underwater optics, we study the flow near the boundary in the Rayleigh-Bénard laboratory tank at the Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center. The tank is set up to generate temperature-driven, i.e., convective turbulence, and allows control of the turbulence intensity. This controlled turbulence environment is complemented by computational fluid dynamics simulations to visualize and quantify multi-scale flow patterns. The boundary layer dynamics in the laboratory tank are quantified using a state-of-the-art Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system to examine the boundary layer velocities and turbulence parameters. The velocity fields and flow dynamics from the PIV are compared to the numerical model and show the model to accurately reproduce the velocity range and flow dynamics. The temperature variations and thus optical turbulence effects can then be inferred from the model temperature data. Optical turbulence is also visible in the raw data from the PIV system. The newly collected data are consistent with previously reported measurements from high-resolution Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter profilers (Nortek Vectrino), as well as fast thermistor probes and novel next-generation fiber-optics temperature sensors. This multi-level approach to studying optical turbulence near a boundary, combining in-situ measurements, optical techniques, and numerical simulations, can provide new insight and aid in mitigating turbulence impacts on underwater optical signal transmission.

  20. Reconnection electric field estimates and dynamics of high-latitude boundaries during a substorm

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    T. Pitkänen

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The dynamics of the polar cap and the auroral oval are examined in the evening sector during a substorm period on 25 November 2000 by using measurements of the EISCAT incoherent scatter radars, the north-south chain of the MIRACLE magnetometer network, and the Polar UV Imager.

    The location of the polar cap boundary (PCB is estimated from electron temperature measurements by the mainland low-elevation EISCAT VHF radar and the 42 m antenna of the EISCAT Svalbard radar. A comparison to the poleward auroral emission (PAE boundary by the Polar UV Imager shows that in this event the PAE boundary is typically located 0.7° of magnetic latitude poleward of the PCB by EISCAT. The convection reversal boundary (CRB is determined from the 2-D plasma drift velocity extracted from the dual-beam VHF data. The CRB is located 0.5–1° equatorward of the PCB indicating the existence of viscous-driven antisunward convection on closed field lines.

    East-west equivalent electrojets are calculated from the MIRACLE magnetometer data by the 1-D upward continuation method. In the substorm growth phase, electrojets together with the polar cap boundary move gradually equatorwards. During the substorm expansion phase, the Harang discontinuity (HD region expands to the MLT sector of EISCAT. In the recovery phase the PCB follows the poleward edge of the westward electrojet.

    The local ionospheric reconnection electric field is calculated by using the measured plasma velocities in the vicinity of the polar cap boundary. During the substorm growth phase, values between 0 and 10 mV/m are found. During the late expansion and recovery phase, the reconnection electric field has temporal variations with periods of 7–27 min and values from 0 to 40 mV/m. It is shown quantitatively, for the first time to our knowledge, that intensifications in the local reconnection electric field correlate with appearance of auroral poleward boundary intensifications (PBIs

  1. Study of field-induced chain conformation transformation in poly(L-lactic acid) based piezoelectric film by infrared spectroscopy

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    Du, Xinyu; Zhao, Chunlin; Zhang, Jinxi; Ren, Kailiang

    2016-10-01

    In this investigation, the chain conformation transformation of the piezoelectric polymer of a poly(L-Lactic Acid) (PLLA) film was analyzed under an electric field for the first time using infrared spectroscopy. It is revealed that the piezoelectric shear mode coefficient d14 (˜10 pC/N) of a stretched α form PLLA film mainly comes from the rotation of C  O dipoles inside the polymer main chain. The reorientation of the dipoles causes the deformation of the crystal structure, which corresponds to a shear mode strain macroscopically in the PLLA film along a 45° direction to the polymer length. The back-bone of the molecular chain keeps its own conformation of a 103 helix under an external field up to 100 MV/m.

  2. The boundary-constraint method for constructing vortex-surface fields

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    Xiong, Shiying; Yang, Yue

    2016-11-01

    We develop a boundary-constraint method for constructing the vortex-surface field (VSF) in a three-dimensional fluid velocity field. The isosurface of VSF is a vortex surface consisting of vortex lines, which can be used to identify and track the evolution of vortical structures in a Lagrangian sense. The evolution equation with pseudo-time is solved under the boundary constraint of VSF to obtain an approximate solution of VSF. Using the boundary-constraint method, we construct the VSFs in Taylor-Green flow and transitional channel flow. The uniqueness of VSF are demonstrated with different initial conditions, and the consistency of this boundary-constraint method and the previous two-time approach for constructing VSF is discussed. In addition, the convergence error in the calculation of VSF is analyzed. This work has been supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11522215 and 11521091), and the Thousand Young Talents Program of China.

  3. Effects of temperature boundary conditions on equiaxed dendritic growth in phase-field simulations of binary alloy

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    于艳梅; 杨根仓; 赵达文; 吕衣礼

    2002-01-01

    By the phase-field approach, the dendritic growth in binary alloy melt was simulated respectively using two types of temperature boundary conditions, i.e., the constant temperature boundary by which the boundary temperature was fixed at the initial temperature, and Zero-Neumann temperature boundary. The influences of the temperature boundary conditions on numerical results are investigated. How to choose appropriate temperature boundary conditions is proposed. The results show that: 1) when the computation region is limited to a changeless size, the Zero-Neumann and constant temperature boundary conditions lead to the different dendritic growth behaviors, and the Zero-Neumann condition is preferable to the constant temperature condition; 2) when the computation region is enlarged continually with the computational time according to the increasing thermal diffusion scale, the two types of temperature boundary conditions achieve the consistent tip velocities and tip radii, and they both are appropriate choices.

  4. Fitting of Hadron Mass Spectra and Contributions to Perturbation Theory of Conformal Quantum Field Theory

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    Luna Acosta, German Aurelio

    The masses of observed hadrons are fitted according to the kinematic predictions of Conformal Relativity. The hypothesis gives a remarkably good fit. The isospin SU(2) gauge invariant Lagrangian L(,(pi)NN)(x,(lamda)) is used in the calculation of d(sigma)/d(OMEGA) to 2nd-order Feynman graphs for simplified models of (pi)N(--->)(pi)N. The resulting infinite mass sums over the nucleon (Conformal) families are done via the Generalized-Sommerfeld-Watson Transform Theorem. Even though the models are too simple to be realistic, they indicate that if (DELTA)-internal lines were to be included, 2nd-order Feynman graphs may reproduce the experimental data qualitatively. The energy -dependence of the propagator and couplings in Conformal QFT is different from that of ordinary QFT. Suggestions for further work are made in the areas of ultra-violet divergences and OPEC calculations.

  5. Optimization of the CHARMM additive force field for DNA: Improved treatment of the BI/BII conformational equilibrium.

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    Hart, Katarina; Foloppe, Nicolas; Baker, Christopher M; Denning, Elizabeth J; Nilsson, Lennart; Mackerell, Alexander D

    2012-01-10

    The B-form of DNA can populate two different backbone conformations: BI and BII, defined by the difference between the torsion angles ε and ζ (BI = ε-ζ 0). BI is the most populated state, but the population of the BII state, which is sequence dependent, is significant and accumulating evidence shows that BII affects the overall structure of DNA, and thus influences protein-DNA recognition. This work presents a reparametrization of the CHARMM27 additive nucleic acid force field to increase the sampling of the BII form in MD simulations of DNA. In addition, minor modifications of sugar puckering were introduced to facilitate sampling of the A form of DNA under the appropriate environmental conditions. Parameter optimization was guided by quantum mechanical data on model compounds, followed by calculations on several DNA duplexes in the condensed phase. The selected optimized parameters were then validated against a number of DNA duplexes, with the most extensive tests performed on the EcoRI dodecamer, including comparative calculations using the Amber Parm99bsc0 force field. The new CHARMM model better reproduces experimentally observed sampling of the BII conformation, including sampling as a function of sequence. In addition, the model reproduces the A form of the 1ZF1 duplex in 75 % ethanol, and yields a stable Z-DNA conformation of duplex (GTACGTAC) in its crystal environment. The resulting model, in combination with a recent reoptimization of the CHARMM27 force field for RNA, will be referred to as CHARMM36.

  6. Conformal Field Theory at central charge c=0 and Two-Dimensional Critical Systems with Quenched Disorder

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    Gurarie, V

    2004-01-01

    We examine two-dimensional conformal field theories (CFTs) at central charge c=0. These arise typically in the description of critical systems with quenched disorder, but also in other contexts including dilute self-avoiding polymers and percolation. We show that such CFTs must in general possess, in addition to their stress energy tensor T(z), an extra field whose holomorphic part, t(z), has conformal weight two. The singular part of the Operator Product Expansion (OPE) between T(z) and t(z) is uniquely fixed up to a single number b, defining a new `anomaly' which is a characteristic of any c=0 CFT, and which may be used to distinguish between different such CFTs. The extra field t(z) is not primary (unless b=0), and is a so-called `logarithmic operator' except in special cases which include affine (Kac-Moody) Lie-super current algebras. The number b controls the question of whether Virasoro null-vectors arising at certain conformal weights contained in the c=0 Kac table may be set to zero or not, in these n...

  7. Target volume delineation and field setup. A practical guide for conformal and intensity-modulated radiation therapy

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    Lee, Nancy Y. [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States). Radiation Oncology; Lu, Jiade J. (eds.) [National Univ. Health System, Singapore (Singapore). Dept. of Radiation Oncology; National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore). Dept. of Medicine

    2013-03-01

    Practical handbook on selection and delineation of tumor volumes and fields for conformal radiation therapy, including IMRT. Helpful format facilitating use on a step-by-step basis in daily practice. Designed to ensure accurate coverage of commonly encountered tumors along their routes of spread. This handbook is designed to enable radiation oncologists to appropriately and confidently delineate tumor volumes/fields for conformal radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in patients with commonly encountered cancers. The orientation of this handbook is entirely practical, in that the focus is on the illustration of clinical target volume (CTV) delineation for each major malignancy. Each chapter provides guidelines and concise knowledge on CTV selection for a particular disease, explains how the anatomy of lymphatic drainage shapes the selection of the target volume, and presents detailed illustrations of volumes, slice by slice, on planning CT images. While the emphasis is on target volume delineation for three-dimensional conformal therapy and IMRT, information is also provided on conventional radiation therapy field setup and planning for certain malignancies for which IMRT is not currently suitable.

  8. Boundary element numerical method for the electric field generated by oblique multi-needle electrodes

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    2009-01-01

    According to the electric potential of oblique multi-needle electrodes (OMNE) in biological tissue, the discrete equations based on the indetermination linear current density were established by the boundary element integral equations (BEIE). The non-uniform distribution of the current flowing from multi-needle electrodes to conductive biological tissues was imaged by solving a set of linear equa- tions. Then, the electric field and potential generated by OMNE in biological tissues at any point may be determined through the boundary element method (BEM). The time of program running and stability of computing method are examined by an example. It demonstrates that the algorithm possesses a quick speed and the steady computed results. It means that this method has an important referenced sig- nificance for computing the field and the potential generated by OMNE in bio-tissue, which is a fast, effective and accurate computing method.

  9. Boundary element numerical method for the electric field generated by oblique multi-needle electrodes

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    LIU FuPing; WANG AnLing; WANG AnXuan; CAO YueZu; CHEN Qiang; YANG ChangChun

    2009-01-01

    According to the electric potential of oblique multi-needle electrodes (OMNE) in biological tissue, the discrete equations based on the indetermination linear current density were established by the boundary element integral equations (BEIE). The non-uniform distribution of the current flowing from multi-needle electrodes to conductive biological tissues was imaged by solving a set of linear equa-tions. Then, the electric field and potential generated by OMNE in biological tissues at any point may be determined through the boundary element method (BEM). The time of program running and stability of computing method are examined by an example. It demonstrates that the algorithm possesses a quick speed and the steady computed results. It means that this method has an important referenced significance for computing the field and the potential generated by OMNE in bio-tissue, which is a fast, effective and accurate computing method.

  10. Spectrum of boundary states in the open Hubbard chain

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    Beduerftig, Gerald; Frahm, Holger [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hannover, Hannover (Germany)

    1997-06-21

    We use the Bethe ansatz solution for the one-dimensional Hubbard model with open boundary conditions and applied boundary fields to study the spectrum of bound states at the boundary. Depending on the strength of the boundary potentials, one finds that the true ground state contains a single charge or, for boundary potentials comparable with the Hubbard interaction, a pair of electrons in a bound state. If these are left unoccupied one finds holon and spinon bound states. We compute the finite size corrections to the low-lying energies in this system and use the predictions of boundary conformal field theory to study the exponents related to the orthogonality catastrophe. (author)

  11. Two Beam Energy Exchange in Hybrid Liquid Crystal Cells with Photorefractive Field Controlled Boundary Conditions (Postprint)

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    2016-09-12

    AFRL-RX-WP-JA-2017-0209 TWO BEAM ENERGY EXCHANGE IN HYBRID LIQUID CRYSTAL CELLS WITH PHOTOREFRACTIVE FIELD CONTROLLED BOUNDARY...DATES COVERED (From - To) 29 August 2016 Interim 26 October 2015 – 29 July 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE TWO BEAM ENERGY EXCHANGE IN HYBRID LIQUID... energy gain when two light beams intersect in a hybrid nematic liquid crystal (LC) cell with photorefractive crystalline substrates. A periodic space

  12. Bethe ansatz solution of the $\\tau_2$-model with arbitrary boundary fields

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    Xu, Xiaotian; Yang, Tao; Cao, Junpeng; Yang, Wen-Li; Shi, Kangjie

    2016-01-01

    The quantum $\\tau_2$-model with generic site-dependent inhomogeneity and arbitrary boundary fields is studied via the off-diagonal Bethe Ansatz method. The eigenvalues of the corresponding transfer matrix are given in terms of an inhomogeneous T-Q relation, which is based on the operator product identities among the fused transfer matrices and the asymptotic behavior of the transfer matrices. Moreover, the associated Bethe Ansatz equations are also obtained.

  13. The Role Of Management Of The Field-Forest Boundary In Poland's Process Of Agricultural Restructuring

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    Woch, Franciszek; Borek, Robert

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the work described here has been to point to the relationships between the field-forest boundary and crop productivity as regards the present agrarian land-use structure in Poland, and to provide new opportunities for arranging the agrarian process and the spatial planning of the rural landscape in the context of the sustainable shaping of the field-forest boundary. Impacts of forests and woodlands on crop productivity have been assessed using available data from relevant Polish literature. An assessment of the plot-distribution pattern characterising farms in Poland was made on the basis of reference data from the Agency for the Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture. Finally, the possibility of afforestation of agricultural land has been evaluated within the existing legal framework, and on the basis of available data, with attention paid to the need to include organization of the field-forest boundary within the comprehensive management and planning of rural areas, and to preserve woody elements in patchy landscapes. This all creates an opportunity to test innovative approaches to integrated land use which combines the creation of public goods and local products based on participatory learning processes that bring in local stakeholders and decision-makers.

  14. Conformation, molecular packing and field effect mobility of regioregular beta,beta'-dihexylsexithiophiophene

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    Kiriy, N.; Kiriy, A.; Bocharova, V.

    2004-01-01

    ) V-1 s(-1), which is considerably less than the FEM of alpha,omega-DH6T. To understand the reason for such poor macroscopic electrical properties, the conformation and the molecular packing of beta,beta'-DH6T were systematically studied by means of UV-vis spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy...

  15. Conformal Affine Toda Fields on Loop Algebra: A2(2) Case

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    CHAO Liu; YANG Zhan-Ying

    2001-01-01

    By studying the A2(2) Toda model based on the twist affine algebra A2(2), we obtained the conformal-invariant property of the A2)2 Toda equation. Furthermore we presented the classical r-matrix that satisfies the Yang-Baxter equation.

  16. Finite size corrections to scaling of the formation probabilities and the Casimir effect in the conformal field theories

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    Rajabpour, M. A.

    2016-12-01

    We calculate formation probabilities of the ground state of the finite size quantum critical chains using conformal field theory (CFT) techniques. In particular, we calculate the formation probability of one interval in the finite open chain and also formation probability of two disjoint intervals in a finite periodic system. The presented formulas can be also interpreted as the Casimir energy of needles in particular geometries. We numerically check the validity of the exact CFT results in the case of the transverse field Ising chain.

  17. Convergence of Phase-Field Free Energy and Boundary Force for Molecular Solvation

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    Dai, Shibin; Li, Bo; Lu, Jianfeng

    2017-08-01

    We study a phase-field variational model for the solvation of charged molecules with an implicit solvent. The solvation free-energy functional of all phase fields consists of the surface energy, solute excluded volume and solute-solvent van der Waals dispersion energy, and electrostatic free energy. The surface energy is defined by the van der Waals-Cahn-Hilliard functional with squared gradient and a double-well potential. The electrostatic part of free energy is defined through the electrostatic potential governed by the Poisson-Boltzmann equation in which the dielectric coefficient is defined through the underlying phase field. We prove the continuity of the electrostatics—its potential, free energy, and dielectric boundary force—with respect to the perturbation of the dielectric boundary. We also prove the {Γ} -convergence of the phase-field free-energy functionals to their sharp-interface limit, and the equivalence of the convergence of total free energies to that of all individual parts of free energy. We finally prove the convergence of phase-field forces to their sharp-interface limit. Such forces are defined as the negative first variations of the free-energy functional; and arise from stress tensors. In particular, we obtain the force convergence for the van der Waals-Cahn-Hilliard functionals with minimal assumptions.

  18. Dirichlet boundary conditions for arbitrary-shaped boundaries in stellarator-like magnetic fields for the Flux-Coordinate Independent method

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    Hill, Peter; Shanahan, Brendan; Dudson, Ben

    2017-04-01

    We present a technique for handling Dirichlet boundary conditions with the Flux Coordinate Independent (FCI) parallel derivative operator with arbitrary-shaped material geometry in general 3D magnetic fields. The FCI method constructs a finite difference scheme for ∇∥ by following field lines between poloidal planes and interpolating within planes. Doing so removes the need for field-aligned coordinate systems that suffer from singularities in the metric tensor at null points in the magnetic field (or equivalently, when q → ∞). One cost of this method is that as the field lines are not on the mesh, they may leave the domain at any point between neighbouring planes, complicating the application of boundary conditions. The Leg Value Fill (LVF) boundary condition scheme presented here involves an extrapolation/interpolation of the boundary value onto the field line end point. The usual finite difference scheme can then be used unmodified. We implement the LVF scheme in BOUT++ and use the Method of Manufactured Solutions to verify the implementation in a rectangular domain, and show that it does not modify the error scaling of the finite difference scheme. The use of LVF for arbitrary wall geometry is outlined. We also demonstrate the feasibility of using the FCI approach in no n-axisymmetric configurations for a simple diffusion model in a "straight stellarator" magnetic field. A Gaussian blob diffuses along the field lines, tracing out flux surfaces. Dirichlet boundary conditions impose a last closed flux surface (LCFS) that confines the density. Including a poloidal limiter moves the LCFS to a smaller radius. The expected scaling of the numerical perpendicular diffusion, which is a consequence of the FCI method, in stellarator-like geometry is recovered. A novel technique for increasing the parallel resolution during post-processing, in order to reduce artefacts in visualisations, is described.

  19. Conformal weights of charged Rényi entropy twist operators for free scalar fields in arbitrary dimensions

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    Dowker, J. S.

    2016-04-01

    I compute the conformal weights of the twist operators of free scalar fields for charged Rényi entropy in both odd and even dimensions. Explicit expressions can be found, in odd dimensions as a function of the chemical potential in the absence of a conical singularity and thence by images for all integer coverings. This method, developed some time ago, is equivalent, in results, to the replica technique. A review is given. The same method applies for even dimensions but a general form is more immediately available. For no chemical potential, the closed form in the covering order is written in an alternative way related to old trigonometric sums. Some derivatives are obtained. An analytical proof is given of a conjecture made by Bueno, Myers and Witczak-Krempa regarding the relation between the conformal weights and a corner coefficient (a universal quantity) in the Rényi entropy.

  20. Quantum corrections to the gravitational potentials of a point source due to conformal fields in de Sitter

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    Fröb, Markus B

    2016-01-01

    We derive the leading quantum corrections to the gravitational potentials in a de Sitter background, due to the vacuum polarization from loops of conformal fields. Our results are valid for arbitrary conformal theories, even strongly interacting ones, and are expressed using the coefficients $b$ and $b'$ appearing in the trace anomaly. Apart from the de Sitter generalization of the known flat-space results, we find two additional contributions: one which depends on the finite coefficients of terms quadratic in the curvature appearing in the renormalized effective action, and one which grows logarithmically with physical distance. While the first contribution corresponds to a rescaling of the effective mass, the second contribution leads to a faster fall-off of the Newton potential at large distances, and is potentially measurable.

  1. Exploring the magnetic field complexity in M dwarfs at the boundary to full convection

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    Shulyak, D; Seemann, U; Kochukhov, O; Piskunov, N

    2014-01-01

    Based on detailed spectral synthesis we carry out quantitative measurements of the strength and complexity of surface magnetic fields in the four well-known M-dwarfs GJ 388, GJ 729, GJ 285, and GJ 406 populating the mass regime around the boundary between partially and fully convective stars. Very high resolution R=100000, high signal-to-noise (up to 400) near-infrared Stokes I spectra were obtained with CRIRES at ESO's Very Large Telescope covering regions of the FeH Wing-Ford transitions at 1mum. The field distributions in all four stars are characterized by three distinct groups of field components, the data are neither consistent with a smooth distribution of different field strengths, nor with one average field strength covering the full star. We find evidence of a subtle difference in the field distribution of GJ 285 compared to the other three targets. GJ 285 also has the highest average field of 3.5kG and the strongest maximum field component of 7-7.5kG. The maximum local field strengths in our sample...

  2. Inflation in a conformally invariant two-scalar-field theory with an extra R{sup 2} term

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    Bamba, Kazuharu, E-mail: bamba@sss.fukushima-u.ac.jp [Division of Human Support System, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University, 960-1296, Fukushima (Japan); Leading Graduate School Promotion Center, Ochanomizu University, 112-8610, Tokyo (Japan); Department of Physics, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, 112-8610, Tokyo (Japan); Odintsov, Sergei D. [Institut de Ciencies de lEspai (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n 08193 Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona (Spain); Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Passeig Lluís Companys 23, 08010, Barcelona (Spain); Tretyakov, Petr V. [Joined Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

    2015-07-23

    We explore inflationary cosmology in a theory where there are two scalar fields which non-minimally couple to the Ricci scalar and an additional R{sup 2} term, which breaks the conformal invariance. Particularly, we investigate the slow-roll inflation in the case of one dynamical scalar field and that of two dynamical scalar fields. It is explicitly demonstrated that the spectral index of the scalar mode of the density perturbations and the tensor-to-scalar ratio can be consistent with the observations obtaind by the recent Planck satellite. The graceful exit from the inflationary stage is achieved as in convenient R{sup 2} gravity. We also propose the generalization of the model under discussion with three scalar fields.

  3. Inflation in a conformally invariant two-scalar-field theory with an extra R{sup 2} term

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    Bamba, Kazuharu [Fukushima University, Division of Human Support System, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima (Japan); Ochanomizu University, Leading Graduate School Promotion Center, Tokyo (Japan); Ochanomizu University, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Tokyo (Japan); Odintsov, Sergei D. [Institut de Ciencies de l' Espai (IEEC-CSIC), Barcelona (Spain); Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA), Barcelona (Spain); Tretyakov, Petr V. [Joined Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation)

    2015-07-15

    We explore inflationary cosmology in a theory where there are two scalar fields which non-minimally couple to the Ricci scalar and an additional R{sup 2} term, which breaks the conformal invariance. Particularly, we investigate the slow-roll inflation in the case of one dynamical scalar field and that of two dynamical scalar fields. It is explicitly demonstrated that the spectral index of the scalar mode of the density perturbations and the tensor-to-scalar ratio can be consistent with the observations obtained by the recent Planck satellite. The graceful exit from the inflationary stage is achieved as in convenient R{sup 2} gravity. We also propose the generalization of the model under discussion with three scalar fields. (orig.)

  4. On gl((⌒)2|2)(2)k Current Superalgebra and Twisted Conformal Field Theory

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    DING Xiang-Mao; WANG Gui-Dong; WANG Shi-Kun

    2007-01-01

    Motivated by the recently discovered hidden symmetry of the type ∏B Green-Schwarz superstring on certain background, the non-semisimple Kac-Moody twisted superalgebra gl((⌒)2|2)(2)k is investigated by means of the vector coherent state method and boson-fermion realization. The free field realization of the twisted current superalgebra at general level k is constructed. The corresponding Conformal Field Theory (CFT) has zero central charge. According to the classification theory, this CFT is a nonunitary field theory. After projecting out a U(1) factor and an outer automorphism operator, we get the free field representation of psl((⌒)2|2)(2)k, which is the algebra of gl((⌒)2|2)(2)k modulo the Z4-outer automorphism, the CFT has central charge -2.

  5. Hyperkähler Singularities in Superstrings Compactification and 2d N = 4 Conformal Field Theory

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    Belhaj, A

    2001-01-01

    We study the singularities of the Higgs branch of supersymmetric U(1)^r gaugetheories with eight supercharges. We derive new solutions for the moduli spaceof vacua preserving manifestly the eight supercharges by using a geometricrealization of the SU(2)_R symmetry and a separation procedure of the gauge andSU(2)_R charges, which allow us to put the hypermultiplet vacua in a formdepending on a parameter $\\gamma$. For $\\gamma=1$, we obtain new models whichflow in the infrared to 2d N=(4,4) conformal models and we show that theclassical moduli spaces are given by intersecting cotangent weighted complexprojective spaces containing the small instanton singularity, discussed in[17], as a leading special case. We also make comments regarding the d$2d N=4conformal Liouville description of the Higgs branch throat by following theanalysis of [18]. Other features are also discussed.

  6. Phase-field simulations of the interaction between a grain boundary and an evolving second-phase particle

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    Chang, Kunok; Moelans, Nele

    2015-04-01

    We performed phase-field simulations to analyse the interaction of a migrating grain boundary with an evolving second-phase particle. It is found that depending on the difference between the interfacial energies of the particle-matrix interface for the two grain orientations involved and the driving force for grain boundary movement, particles with a particle size well above the critical limit can dissolve due to passage of the boundary.

  7. Two-dimensional conformal field theories with matrix-valued level

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    Nassar, Ali

    2015-01-01

    We study the chiral algebra of holomorphic currents with an operator product expansion characterized by a matrix-valued level $K_{AB}$. We use the Sugawara construction to compute the energy-momentum tensor, the central charge, and the spectrum of conformal dimensions of the CFTs based on this algebra. We also construct a set of genus-$1$ characters and show that they fulfil a representation of the modular group $\\text{SL}(2,\\mathbb{Z})$ up to a modular anomaly.

  8. Magnetic Field Generation, Particle Energization and Radiation at Relativistic Shear Boundary Layers

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    Liang, Edison; Fu, Wen; Spisak, Jake; Boettcher, Markus

    2015-11-01

    Recent large scale Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulations have demonstrated that in unmagnetized relativistic shear flows, strong transverse d.c. magnetic fields are generated and sustained by ion-dominated currents on the opposite sides of the shear interface. Instead of dissipating the shear flow free energy via turbulence formation and mixing as it is usually found in MHD simulations, the kinetic results show that the relativistic boundary layer stabilizes itself via the formation of a robust vacuum gap supported by a strong magnetic field, which effectively separates the opposing shear flows, as in a maglev train. Our new PIC simulations have extended the runs to many tens of light crossing times of the simulation box. Both the vacuum gap and supporting magnetic field remain intact. The electrons are energized to reach energy equipartition with the ions, with 10% of the total energy in electromagnetic fields. The dominant radiation mechanism is similar to that of a wiggler, due to oscillating electron orbits around the boundary layer.

  9. Shifting the Quantum-Classical Boundary: Theory and Experiment for Statistically Classical Optical Fields

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    Qian, Xiao-Feng; Howell, John C; Eberly, J H

    2015-01-01

    The growing recognition that entanglement is not exclusively a quantum property, and does not even originate with Schr\\"odinger's famous remark about it [Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. {\\bf 31}, 555 (1935)], prompts examination of its role in marking the quantum-classical boundary. We have done this by subjecting correlations of classical optical fields to new Bell-analysis experiments, and report here values of the Bell parameter greater than ${\\cal B} = 2.54$. This is many standard deviations outside the limit ${\\cal B} = 2$ established by the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) Bell inequality [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 23}, 880 (1969)], in agreement with our theoretical classical prediction, and not far from the Tsirelson limit ${\\cal B} = 2.828...$. These results cast a new light on the standard quantum-classical boundary description, and suggest a reinterpretation of it.

  10. A boundary field induced first-order transition in the 2D Ising model: numerical study

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    Bittner, Elmar; Janke, Wolfhard [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik and Centre for Theoretical Sciences (NTZ), Universitaet Leipzig, Postfach 100 920, D-04009 Leipzig (Germany)], E-mail: elmar.bittner@itp.uni-leipzig.de, E-mail: Wolfhard.janke@itp.uni-leipzig.de

    2008-10-03

    In a recent paper, Clusel and Fortin (2006 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 39 995) presented an analytical study of a first-order transition induced by an inhomogeneous boundary magnetic field in the two-dimensional Ising model. They identified the transition that separates the regime where the interface is localized near the boundary from that where it propagates inside the bulk. Inspired by these results, we measured the interface tension by using multimagnetic simulations combined with parallel tempering to determine the phase transition and the location of the interface. Our results are in very good agreement with the theoretical predictions. Furthermore, we studied the spin-spin correlation function for which no analytical results are available.

  11. Large Eddy Simulation and Field Experiments of Pollen Transport in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

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    Chamecki, M.; Meneveau, C.; Parlange, M. B.; van Hout, R.

    2006-12-01

    Dispersion of airborne pollen by the wind has been a subject of interest for botanists and allergists for a long time. More recently, the development of genetically modified crops and questions about cross-pollination and subsequent contamination of natural plant populations has brought even more interest to this field. A critical question is how far from the source field pollen grains will be advected. Clearly the answer depends on the aerodynamic properties of the pollen, geometrical properties of the field, topography, local vegetation, wind conditions, atmospheric stability, etc. As a consequence, field experiments are well suited to provide some information on pollen transport mechanisms but are limited to specific field and weather conditions. Numerical simulations do not have this drawback and can be a useful tool to study pollen dispersal in a variety of configurations. It is well known that the dispersion of particles in turbulent fields is strongly affected by the large scale coherent structures. Large Eddy Simulation (LES) is a technique that allows us to study the typical distances reached by pollen grains and, at the same time, resolve the larger coherent structures present in the atmospheric boundary layer. The main objective of this work is to simulate the dispersal of pollen grains in the atmospheric surface layer using LES. Pollen concentrations are simulated by an advection-diffusion equation including gravitational settling. Of extreme importance is the specification of the bottom boundary conditions characterizing the pollen source over the canopy and the deposition process everywhere else. In both cases we make use of the theoretical profile for suspended particles derived by Kind (1992). Field experiments were performed to study the applicability of the theoretical profile to pollen grains and the results are encouraging. Airborne concentrations as well as ground deposition from the simulations are compared to experimental data to validate the

  12. The change characteristics of the calculated wind wave fields near lateral boundaries with SWAN model

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    ZHANG Hongsheng; ZHAO Jiachen; LI Penghui; YUE Wenhan; WANG Zhenxiang

    2016-01-01

    Since the wind wave model Simulating Waves Nearshore (SWAN) cannot effectively simulate the wave fields near the lateral boundaries, the change characteristics and the distortion ranges of calculated wave factors including wave heights, periods, directions, and lengths near the lateral boundaries of calculation domain are carefully studied in the case of different water depths and wind speeds respectively. The calculation results show that the effects of the variety of water depth and wind speed on the modeled different wave factors near the lateral boundaries are different. In the case of a certain wind speed, the greater the water depth is, the greater the distortion range is. In the case of a certain water depth, the distortion ranges defined by the relative errors of wave heights, periods, and lengths are different from those defined by the absolute errors of the corresponding wave factors. Moreover, the distortion ranges defined by the relative errors decrease with the increase of wind speed;whereas the distortion ranges defined by the absolute errors change a little with the variety of wind speed. The distortion range of wave direction decreases with the increase of wind speed. The calculated wave factors near the lateral boundaries with the SWAN model in the actual physical areas, such as Lake Taihu and Lake Dianshan considered in this study, are indeed distorted if the calculation domains are not enlarged on the basis of actual physical areas. Therefore, when SWAN is employed to calculate the wind wave fields near the shorelines of sea or inland lakes, the appropriate approaches must be adopted to reduce the calculation errors.

  13. Conformal Anomaly and Counterterms in Designer Gravity

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    Anabalon, Andres; Choque, David; Martinez, Cristian

    2015-01-01

    We construct concrete counterterms of the Balasubramanian-Kraus type for Einstein-scalar theories with designer gravity boundary conditions in AdS$_{4}$, so that the total action is finite on-shell and satisfy a well defined variational principle for an arbitrary scalar field potential. We focus on scalar fields with the conformal mass, $m^{2}=-2l^{-2}$, and show that the holographic mass matches the Hamiltonian mass for any boundary conditions. We compute the conformal anomaly of the dual field theory in the generic case, as well as when there exist logarithmic branches of non-linear origin. As expected, the conformal anomaly vanishes for the boundary conditions that are AdS invariant. When the anomaly does not vanish, the dual stress tensor describes a thermal gas with an equation of state related to the boundary conditions of the scalar field. When the anomaly vanishes, we recover the dual theory of a massless thermal gas. As an application of the formalism, we consider a general family of exact hairy blac...

  14. Conformal mapping for multiple terminals

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    Wang, Weimin; Ma, Wenying; Wang, Qiang; Ren, Hao

    2016-11-01

    Conformal mapping is an important mathematical tool that can be used to solve various physical and engineering problems in many fields, including electrostatics, fluid mechanics, classical mechanics, and transformation optics. It is an accurate and convenient way to solve problems involving two terminals. However, when faced with problems involving three or more terminals, which are more common in practical applications, existing conformal mapping methods apply assumptions or approximations. A general exact method does not exist for a structure with an arbitrary number of terminals. This study presents a conformal mapping method for multiple terminals. Through an accurate analysis of boundary conditions, additional terminals or boundaries are folded into the inner part of a mapped region. The method is applied to several typical situations, and the calculation process is described for two examples of an electrostatic actuator with three electrodes and of a light beam splitter with three ports. Compared with previously reported results, the solutions for the two examples based on our method are more precise and general. The proposed method is helpful in promoting the application of conformal mapping in analysis of practical problems.

  15. A Case Study of Professional Boundary Issues Experienced by Undergraduate Psychology Students in a Supervised Field Experience Course

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    Sharp, Gwen; Yao, Richard; Cresiski, Robin; Hahn, Kate

    2013-01-01

    There has been little research on the types of boundary issues encountered in undergraduate psychology field experience courses, despite the increased popularity of such courses. This case study identifies the frequency and types of boundary issues faced by undergraduate psychology students enrolled in such a course, including the most common…

  16. Modelling the effect of fertiliser, mowing, disturbance and width on the biodiversity of plant communities of field boundaries

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    Schippers, P.; Joenje, W.

    2002-01-01

    To evaluate the effects of nitrogen, disturbance, mowing and boundary width on the composition of plant communities of field boundaries a spatial plant competition model was developed that incorporates competition for nitrogen and light as well as mineralisation and population dynamical processes. T

  17. Topological conformal defects with tensor networks

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    Hauru, Markus; Evenbly, Glen; Ho, Wen Wei; Gaiotto, Davide; Vidal, Guifre

    2016-09-01

    The critical two-dimensional classical Ising model on the square lattice has two topological conformal defects: the Z2 symmetry defect Dɛ and the Kramers-Wannier duality defect Dσ. These two defects implement antiperiodic boundary conditions and a more exotic form of twisted boundary conditions, respectively. On the torus, the partition function ZD of the critical Ising model in the presence of a topological conformal defect D is expressed in terms of the scaling dimensions Δα and conformal spins sα of a distinct set of primary fields (and their descendants, or conformal towers) of the Ising conformal field theory. This characteristic conformal data {Δα,sα}D can be extracted from the eigenvalue spectrum of a transfer matrix MD for the partition function ZD. In this paper, we investigate the use of tensor network techniques to both represent and coarse grain the partition functions ZDɛand ZD σ of the critical Ising model with either a symmetry defect Dɛ or a duality defect Dσ. We also explain how to coarse grain the corresponding transfer matrices MDɛand MD σ, from which we can extract accurate numerical estimates of {Δα,sα}Dɛ and {Δα,sα}Dσ. Two key ingredients of our approach are (i) coarse graining of the defect D , which applies to any (i.e., not just topological) conformal defect and yields a set of associated scaling dimensions Δα, and (ii) construction and coarse graining of a generalized translation operator using a local unitary transformation that moves the defect, which only exist for topological conformal defects and yields the corresponding conformal spins sα.

  18. Thermodynamic potentials from shifted boundary conditions: the scalar-field theory case

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    Giusti, Leonardo

    2011-01-01

    In a thermal field theory, the cumulants of the momentum distribution can be extracted from the dependence of the Euclidean path integral on a shift in the fields built into the temporal boundary condition. When combined with the Ward identities associated with the invariance of the theory under the Poincare' group, thermodynamic potentials such as the entropy or the pressure can be directly inferred from the response of the system to the shift. Crucially the argument holds, up to harmless finite-size and discretization effects, even if translational and rotational invariance are broken to a discrete subgroup of finite shifts and rotations such as in a lattice box. The formulas are thus applicable at finite lattice spacing and volume provided the derivatives are replaced by their discrete counterpart, and no additive or multiplicative ultraviolet-divergent renormalizations are needed to take the continuum limit. In this paper we present a complete derivation of the relevant formulas in the scalar field theory...

  19. Forward and inverse problem for cardiac magnetic field and electric potential using two boundary element methods

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    Tang, Fa-Kuan; Wang, Qian; Hua, Ning; Tang, Xue-Zheng; Lu, Hong; Ma, Ping

    2010-12-01

    This paper discusses the forward and inverse problem for cardiac magnetic fields and electric potentials. A torso-heart model established by boundary element method (BEM) is used for studying the distributions of cardiac magnetic fields and electric potentials. Because node-to-node and triangle-to-triangle BEM can lead to discrepant field distributions, their properties and influences are compared. Then based on constructed torso-heart model and supposed current source functional model—current dipole array, the magnetic and electric imaging by optimal constrained linear inverse method are applied at the same time. Through figure and reconstructing parameter comparison, though the magnetic current dipole array imaging possesses better reconstructing effect, however node-to-node BEM and triangle-to-triangle BEM make little difference to magnetic and electric imaging.

  20. A non-relativistic logarithmic conformal field theory from a holographic point of view

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    Bergshoeff, Eric A.; de Haan, Sjoerd; Merbis, Wout; Rosseel, Jan

    2011-01-01

    We study a fourth-order derivative scalar field configuration in a fixed Lifshitz background. Using an auxiliary field we rewrite the equations of motion as two coupled second order equations. We specialize to the limit that the mass of the scalar field degenerates with that of the auxiliary field a

  1. Velocity and magnetic field measurements of Taylor plumes in SSX under different boundary conditions

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    Kaur, Manjit; Brown, M. R.; Han, J.; Shrock, J. E.; Schaffner, D. A.

    2016-10-01

    The SSX device has been modified by the addition of a 1 m long glass extension for accommodating pulsed theta pinch coils. The Taylor plumes are launched from a magnetized plasma gun and flow to an expansion volume downstream. The time of flight (TOF) measurements of these plumes are carried out using a linear array of Ḃ probes (separated by 10cm). TOF of the plasma plumes from one probe location to the next is determined by direct comparison of the magnetic field structures as well as by carrying out a cross-correlation analysis. With the glass boundary, the typical velocity of the Taylor plumes is found to be 25km /s , accompanied by a fast plasma (>= 50km /s) at the leading edge. Magnetic field embedded in the Taylor plumes is measured in the expansion chamber using a three-dimensional array of Ḃ probes and is found to be 700G . Some flux conservation of the Taylor plumes is provided by using a resistive (soak time 3 μs) and a mesh (soak time 170 μs > discharge time) liner around the glass tube for improving the downstream Taylor state velocity as well as the magnetic field. The results from these different boundary conditions will be presented. Work supported by DOE OFES and ARPA-E ALPHA programs.

  2. Unified (p,q;α,γ,l)-deformation of oscillator algebra and two-dimensional conformal field theory

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    Burban, I.M., E-mail: burban@bitp.kiev.ua

    2013-11-29

    The unified (p,q;α,γ,l)-deformation of a number of well-known deformed oscillator algebras is introduced. The deformation is constructed by imputing new free parameters into the structure functions and by generalizing the defining relations of these algebras. The generalized Jordan–Schwinger and Holstein–Primakoff realizations of the U{sub pq}{sup αγl}(su(2)) algebra by the generalized (p,q;α,γ,l)-deformed operators are found. The generalized (p,q;α,γ,l)-deformation of the two-dimensional conformal field theory is established. By introducing the (p,q;α,γ,l)-operator product expansion (OPE) between the energy–momentum tensor and primary fields, we obtain the (p,q;α,γ,l)-deformed centerless Virasoro algebra. The two-point correlation function of the primary generalized (p,q;α,γ,l)-deformed fields is calculated.

  3. A Novel Approach for Deriving Force Field Torsion Angle Parameters Accounting for Conformation-Dependent Solvation Effects.

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    Zgarbová, Marie; Luque, F Javier; Šponer, Jiří; Otyepka, Michal; Jurečka, Petr

    2012-09-11

    A procedure for deriving force field torsion parameters including certain previously neglected solvation effects is suggested. In contrast to the conventional in vacuo approaches, the dihedral parameters are obtained from the difference between the quantum-mechanical self-consistent reaction field and Poisson-Boltzmann continuum solvation models. An analysis of the solvation contributions shows that two major effects neglected when torsion parameters are derived in vacuo are (i) conformation-dependent solute polarization and (ii) solvation of conformation-dependent charge distribution. Using the glycosidic torsion as an example, we demonstrate that the corresponding correction for the torsion potential is substantial and important. Our approach avoids double counting of solvation effects and provides parameters that may be used in combination with any of the widely used nonpolarizable discrete solvent models, such as TIPnP or SPC/E, or with continuum solvent models. Differences between our model and the previously suggested solvation models are discussed. Improvements were demonstrated for the latest AMBER RNA χOL3 parameters derived with inclusion of solvent effects in a previous publication (Zgarbova et al. J. Chem. Theory Comput.2011, 7, 2886). The described procedure may help to provide consistently better force field parameters than the currently used parametrization approaches.

  4. Horizon Conformal Field Theories from $AdS_2$ Black Holes

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    Halyo, Edi

    2015-01-01

    We show that the very near horizon region of nonextreme black holes, which can be described by horizon CFTs, are related to $AdS_2$ Rindler spaces. The latter are $AdS_2$ black holes with specific masses and can be described by states of either $D=1$ or $D=2$ CFTs. The central charges of these CFTs and the conformal weights of their states that correspond to the nonextreme black holes exactly match those predicted by the horizon CFTs, providing supporting evidence for this description.

  5. On the identification of finite operator algebras in two-dimensional conformally invariant field theories

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    Christe, P.; Flume, R.

    1987-04-09

    We investigate the structure of the linear differential operators whose solutions determine the four-point correlations of primary operators in the d=2 conformally invariant SU(2) sigma-model with Wess-Zumino term and the d=2 critical statistical systems with central Virasoro charge smaller than one. Factorisation properties of the differential operators are related to a finite closure of the operator algebras. We recover the selection and fusion rules of Fateev, Zamolodchikov and Gepner, Witten for the SU(2) sigma-model. It is outlined how the results of the SU(2) model can be used for the identification of closed operator algebras in the statistical model.

  6. On the identification of finite operator algebras in two-dimensional conformally invariant field theories

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    Christe, P.; Flume, R.

    1986-10-01

    We investigate the structure of the linear differential operators whose solutions determine the four point correlations of primary operators in the d=2 conformally invariant SU(2) sigma-model with Wess-Zumino term and the d=2 critical statistical systems with central Virasoro charge smaller than one. Factorisation properties of the differential operators are related to a finite closure of the operator algebras. We recover the selection and fusion rules of Fateev, Zamolodchikov and Gepner, Witten for the SU(2) sigma-model. It is outlined how the results of the SU(2) model can be used for the identification of closed operator algebras in the statistical model.

  7. Dirac fields in a Bohm-Aharonov background and spectral boundary conditions

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    Beneventano, C G; Santangelo, E M

    1998-01-01

    We study the problem of a Dirac field in the background of an Aharonov-Bohm flux string. We exclude the origin by imposing spectral boundary conditions at a finite radius then shrinked to zero. Thus, we obtain a behaviour of the eigenfunctions which is compatible with the self-adjointness of the radial Hamiltonian and the invariance under integer translations of the reduced flux. After confining the theory to a finite region, we check the consistency with the index theorem, and discuss the vacuum fermionic number and Casimir energy.

  8. Dirac fields in the background of a magnetic flux string and spectral boundary conditions

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    Beneventano, C G; Santangelo, E M

    1999-01-01

    We study the problem of a Dirac field in the background of an Aharonov-Bohm flux string. We exclude the origin by imposing spectral boundary conditions at a finite radius then shrinked to zero. Thus, we obtain a behaviour of eigenfunctions which is compatible with the self-adjointness of the radial Hamiltonian and the invariance under integer translations of the reduced flux. After confining the theory to a finite region, we check the consistency with the index theorem, and evaluate its vacuum fermionic number and Casimir energy.

  9. Conformal continuations and wormhole instability in scalar-tensor gravity

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    Bronnikov, K A

    2004-01-01

    We study the stability of static, spherically symmetric, traversable wormholes existing due to conformal continuations in a class of scalar-tensor theories with zero scalar field potential (so that Fisher's well-known scalar-vacuum solution holds in the Einstein conformal frame). Specific examples of such wormholes are those with nonminimally (e.g., conformally) coupled scalar fields. All boundary conditions for scalar and metric perturbations are taken into account. All such wormholes are shown to be unstable under spherically symmetric perturbations. The instability is proved analytically with the aid of the theory of self-adjoint operators in Hilbert space and is confirmed by a numerical computation.

  10. Regularization of moving boundaries in a Laplacian field by a mixed Dirichlet-Neumann boundary condition : exact results

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    Meulenbroek, B.J.; Ebert, U.; Schäfer, L.

    2005-01-01

    The dynamics of ionization fronts that generate a conducting body, are in simplest approximation equivalent to viscous fingering without regularization. Going beyond this approximation, we suggest that ionization fronts can be modeled by a mixed Dirichlet-Neumann boundary condition. We derive exact

  11. Hybrid finite-element/boundary-element method to calculate Oersted fields

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    Hertel, Riccardo, E-mail: hertel@ipcms.unistra.fr [Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS UMR 7504, Strasbourg (France); Kákay, Attila [Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-6), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D-52428 Jülich (Germany)

    2014-11-15

    The article presents a general-purpose hybrid finite-element/boundary-element method (FEM/BEM) to calculate magnetostatic fields generated by stationary electric currents. The efficiency of this code lies in its ability to simulate Oersted fields in complex geometries with non-uniform current density distributions. As a precursor to the calculation of the Oersted field, an FEM algorithm is employed to calculate the electric current density distribution. The accuracy of the code is confirmed by comparison with analytic results. Two examples show how this method provides important numerical data that can be directly plugged into micromagnetic simulations: The current density distribution in a thin magnetic strip with a notch, and the Oersted field in a three-dimensional contact geometry; similar to the type commonly used in spin-torque driven nano-oscillators. It is argued that a precise calculation of both, the Oersted field and the current density distribution, is essential for a reliable simulation of current-driven micromagnetic processes. - Highlights: • We present a numerical method to calculate Oersted fields for arbitrary geometries. • Description of a FEM algorithm to calculate current density distributions. • It is argued that these methods are valuable for micromagnetic STT-simulations. • Several examples are shown, highlighting the methods’ importance and accuracy.

  12. Exploring conformational space using a mean field technique with MOLS sampling

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    P Arun Prasad; V Kanagasabai; J Arunachalam; N Gautham

    2007-08-01

    The computational identification of all the low energy structures of a peptide given only its sequence is not an easy task even for small peptides, due to the multiple-minima problem and combinatorial explosion. We have developed an algorithm, called the MOLS technique, that addresses this problem, and have applied it to a number of different aspects of the study of peptide and protein structure. Conformational studies of oligopeptides, including loop sequences in proteins have been carried out using this technique. In general the calculations identified all the folds determined by previous studies, and in addition picked up other energetically favorable structures. The method was also used to map the energy surface of the peptides. In another application, we have combined the MOLS technique, using it to generate a library of low energy structures of an oligopeptide, with a genetic algorithm to predict protein structures. The method has also been applied to explore the conformational space of loops in protein structures. Further, it has been applied to the problem of docking a ligand in its receptor site, with encouraging results.

  13. `Unthinkable' Selves: Identity boundary work in a summer field ecology enrichment program for diverse youth

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    Carlone, Heidi B.; Huffling, Lacey D.; Tomasek, Terry; Hegedus, Tess A.; Matthews, Catherine E.; Allen, Melony H.; Ash, Mary C.

    2015-07-01

    The historical under-representation of diverse youth in environmental science education is inextricably connected to access and identity-related issues. Many diverse youth with limited previous experience to the outdoors as a source for learning and/or leisure may consider environmental science as 'unthinkable'. This is an ethnographic study of 16 diverse high school youths' participation, none of who initially fashioned themselves as 'outdoorsy' or 'animal people', in a four-week summer enrichment program focused on herpetology (study of reptiles and amphibians). To function as 'good' participants, youth acted in ways that placed them well outside their comfort zones, which we labeled as identity boundary work. Results highlight the following cultural tools, norms, and practices that enabled youths' identity boundary work: (1) boundary objects (tools regularly used in the program that facilitated youths' engagement with animals and nature and helped them work through fear or discomfort); (2) time and space (responsive, to enable adaptation to new environments, organisms, and scientific field techniques); (3) social support and collective agency; and (4) scientific and anecdotal knowledge and skills. Findings suggest challenges to commonly held beliefs about equitable pedagogy, which assumes that scientific practices must be thinkable and/or relevant before youth engage meaningfully. Further, findings illustrate the ways that fear, in small doses and handled with empathy, may become a resource for youths' connections to animals, nature, and science. Finally, we propose that youths' situated identity boundary work in the program may have the potential to spark more sustained identity work, given additional experiences and support.

  14. Accessing interior magnetic field vector components in neutron electric dipole moment experiments via exterior measurements, I. Boundary-value techniques

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    Plaster, B

    2013-01-01

    We propose a new concept for determining the interior magnetic field vector components in neutron electric dipole moment experiments. If a closed three-dimensional boundary surface surrounding the fiducial volume of an experiment can be defined such that its interior encloses no currents or sources of magnetization, each of the interior vector field components and the magnetic scalar potential will satisfy a Laplace equation. Therefore, if either the vector field components or the normal derivative of the scalar potential can be measured on the surface of this boundary, thus defining a Dirichlet or Neumann boundary-value problem, respectively, the interior vector field components or the scalar potential (and, thus, the field components via the gradient of the potential) can be uniquely determined via solution of the Laplace equation. We discuss the applicability of this technique to the determination of the interior magnetic field components during the operating phase of neutron electric dipole moment experim...

  15. Critical wetting transitions in two-dimensional systems subject to long-ranged boundary fields

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    Drzewiński, A.; Maciołek, A.; Barasiński, A.; Dietrich, S.

    2009-04-01

    Using the quasiexact density-matrix renormalization-group method and ground-state analysis we study interface delocalization transitions in wide two-dimensional Ising strips subject to long-ranged boundary fields with opposite signs at the two surfaces. Based on this approach, our explicit calculations demonstrate that critical wetting transitions do exist for semi-infinite two-dimensional systems even if the corresponding effective interface potentials decay asymptotically for large ℓ as slow as ℓ-δ with δinterface position from the one-dimensional surface. This supersedes opposite claims by Kroll and Lipowsky [Phys. Rev. B 28, 5273 (1983)] and by Privman and Švrakić [Phys. Rev. B 37, 5974 (1988)] obtained within effective interface models. The corresponding wetting phase diagram is determined, including the cases δ=2 and δ=49 with the latter mimicking short-ranged surface fields. Our analysis highlights the limits of reliability of effective interface models.

  16. Critical wetting transitions in two-dimensional systems subject to long-ranged boundary fields.

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    Drzewiński, A; Maciołek, A; Barasiński, A; Dietrich, S

    2009-04-01

    Using the quasiexact density-matrix renormalization-group method and ground-state analysis we study interface delocalization transitions in wide two-dimensional Ising strips subject to long-ranged boundary fields with opposite signs at the two surfaces. Based on this approach, our explicit calculations demonstrate that critical wetting transitions do exist for semi-infinite two-dimensional systems even if the corresponding effective interface potentials decay asymptotically for large l as slow as l(-delta) with deltainterface position from the one-dimensional surface. This supersedes opposite claims by Kroll and Lipowsky [Phys. Rev. B 28, 5273 (1983)] and by Privman and Svrakić [Phys. Rev. B 37, 5974 (1988)] obtained within effective interface models. The corresponding wetting phase diagram is determined, including the cases delta=2 and delta=49 with the latter mimicking short-ranged surface fields. Our analysis highlights the limits of reliability of effective interface models.

  17. Worldline approach to quantum field theories on flat manifolds with boundaries

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    Bastianelli, F; Pisani, P A G; Bastianelli, Fiorenzo; Corradini, Olindo; Pisani, Pablo A. G.

    2007-01-01

    We study a worldline approach to quantum field theories on flat manifolds with boundaries. We consider the concrete case of a scalar field propagating on R_+ x R^{D-1} which leads us to study the associated heat kernel through a one dimensional (worldline) path integral. To calculate the latter we map it onto an auxiliary path integral on the full R^D using an image charge. The main technical difficulty lies in the fact that a smooth potential on R_+ x R^{D-1} extends to a potential which generically fails to be smooth on R^D. This implies that standard perturbative methods fail and must be improved. We propose a method to deal with this situation. As a result we recover the known heat kernel coefficients on a flat manifold with geodesic boundary, and compute two additional ones, A_3 and A_{7/2}. The calculation becomes sensibly harder as the perturbative order increases, and we are able to identify the complete A_{7/2} with the help of a suitable toy model. Our findings show that the worldline approach is vi...

  18. Exploring the magnetic field complexity in M dwarfs at the boundary to full convection

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    Shulyak, D.; Reiners, A.; Seemann, U.; Kochukhov, O.; Piskunov, N.

    2014-03-01

    Context. Magnetic fields play a pivotal role in the formation and evolution of low-mass stars, but the dynamo mechanisms generating these fields are poorly understood. Measuring cool star magnetism is a complicated task because of the complexity of cool star spectra and the subtle signatures of magnetic fields. Aims: Based on detailed spectral synthesis, we carry out quantitative measurements of the strength and complexity of surface magnetic fields in the four well-known M dwarfs GJ 388, GJ 729, GJ 285, and GJ 406 that populate the mass regime around the boundary between partially and fully convective stars. Very high-resolution (R = 100 000), high signal-to-noise (up to 400), near-infrared Stokes I spectra were obtained with CRIRES at ESO's Very Large Telescope covering regions of the FeH Wing-Ford transitions at 1μm and Na i lines at 2.2μm. Methods: A modified version of the Molecular Zeeman Library (MZL) was used to compute Landé g-factors for FeH lines. We determined the distribution of magnetic fields by magnetic spectral synthesis performed with the Synmast code. We tested two different magnetic geometries to probe the influence of field orientation effects. Results: Our analysis confirms that FeH lines are excellent indicators of surface magnetic fields in low-mass stars of type M, particularly in comparison to profiles of Na i lines that are heavily affected by water lines and that suffer problems with continuum normalization. The field distributions in all four stars are characterized by three distinct groups of field components, and the data are consistent neither with a smooth distribution of different field strengths nor with one average field strength covering the full star. We find evidence of a subtle difference in the field distribution of GJ 285 compared to the other three targets. GJ 285 also has the highest average field of 3.5 kG and the strongest maximum field component of 7-7.5 kG. The maximum local field strengths in our sample seem to be

  19. Random Matrices, Boundaries and Branes

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    Niedner, Benjamin

    2016-01-01

    This thesis is devoted to the application of random matrix theory to the study of random surfaces, both discrete and continuous; special emphasis is placed on surface boundaries and the associated boundary conditions in this formalism. In particular, using a multi-matrix integral with permutation symmetry, we are able to calculate the partition function of the Potts model on a random planar lattice with various boundary conditions imposed. We proceed to investigate the correspondence between the critical points in the phase diagram of this model and two-dimensional Liouville theory coupled to conformal field theories with global $\\mathcal{W}$-symmetry. In this context, each boundary condition can be interpreted as the description of a brane in a family of bosonic string backgrounds. This investigation suggests that a spectrum of initially distinct boundary conditions of a given system may become degenerate when the latter is placed on a random surface of bounded genus, effectively leaving a smaller set of ind...

  20. Explicit connection between conformal field theory and 2+1 Chern-Simons theory

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    Cabra, D C

    1995-01-01

    We give explicit field theoretical representations for the observables in the transverse lattice version of 2+1 dimensional Chern-Simons theory in terms of gauge invariant composites of 2D WZW fields. Wilson loop correlators are evaluated in the path integral framework using decoupling techniques, thus confirming previous results.

  1. Amplitude pattern synthesis for conformal array antennas using mean-field neural networks

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    Castaldi, G.; Gerini, G.

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, we deal with the synthesis problem of conformai array antennas using a mean-field neural network. We applied a discrete version of mean-field neural network proposed by Vidyasagar [1], This technique is used to find the global minimum of the objective function, which represents the sq

  2. Effects of zero magnetic field on the conformation of chromatin in human cells.

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    Belyaev IYa; Alipov, Y D; Harms-Ringdahl, M

    1997-10-20

    The effects of zero magnetic field on human VH-10 fibroblasts and lymphocytes were studied by the method of anomalous viscosity time dependencies (AVTD). A decrease of about 20% in the AVTD peaks was observed within 40 to 80 min of exposure of fibroblasts. This decrease was transient and disappeared 120 min after beginning of exposure. Similar kinetics for the effect of zero field was observed when cells were exposed 20 min and then kept at an ambient field. A 20% decrease of the AVTD peaks (p field was reproduced in four independent experiments (out of four) with human lymphocytes from the same healthy donor. Contrary to the effects of zero field, irradiation of lymphocytes or fibroblasts with gamma-rays resulted in significant increase of the AVTD peaks immediately after irradiation. We concluded that zero field and gamma-rays caused hypercondensation and decondensation of chromatin, correspondingly. The effect of ethidium bromide served as a positive control and supported this conclusion. The effects of zero field on human lymphocytes were more significant in the beginning of G1-phase than in G0-phase. Thus, human fibroblasts and lymphocytes were shown to respond to zero magnetic field.

  3. Wilson loop invariants from WN conformal blocks

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    Oleg Alekseev

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Knot and link polynomials are topological invariants calculated from the expectation value of loop operators in topological field theories. In 3D Chern–Simons theory, these invariants can be found from crossing and braiding matrices of four-point conformal blocks of the boundary 2D CFT. We calculate crossing and braiding matrices for WN conformal blocks with one component in the fundamental representation and another component in a rectangular representation of SU(N, which can be used to obtain HOMFLY knot and link invariants for these cases. We also discuss how our approach can be generalized to invariants in higher-representations of WN algebra.

  4. A conformal field theory of extrinsic geometry of 2-d surfaces

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    Viswanathan, K S; Viswanathan, K S; Parthasarathy, R

    1994-01-01

    In the description of the extrinsic geometry of the string world sheet regarded as a conformal immersion of a 2-d surface in R^3, it was previously shown that, restricting to surfaces with h\\surd{g}\\ =\\ 1, where h is the mean scalar curvature and g is the determinant of the induced metric on the surface, leads to Virasaro symmetry. An explicit form of the effective action on such surfaces is constructed in this article which is the extrinsic curvature analog of the WZNW action. This action turns out to be the gauge invariant combination of the actions encountered in 2-d intrinsic gravity theory in light-cone gauge and the geometric action appearing in the quantization of the Virasaro group. This action, besides exhibiting Virasaro symmetry in z-sector, has SL(2,C) conserved currents in the \\bar{z}-sector. This allows us to quantize this theory in the \\bar{z}-sector along the lines of the WZNW model. The quantum theory on h\\surd{g}\\ =\\ 1 surfaces in R^3 is shown to be in the same universality class as the intr...

  5. The generalized Erlangen program and setting a geometry for four- dimensional conformal fields

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    Ne`eman, Y. [Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel). Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences]|[Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Center for Particle Physics; Hehl, F.W.; Mielke, E.W. [Koeln Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik

    1993-10-22

    This is the text of a talk at the International Symposium on ``Mathematical Physics towards the XXI Century`` held in March 1993 at Beersheva, Israel. In the first part we attempt to summarize XXth Century Physics, in the light of Kelvin`s 1900 speech ``Dark Clouds over XIXth Century Physics.`` Contrary to what is usually said, Kelvin predicted that the ``clouds`` (relativity and quantum mechanics) would revolutionize physics and that one hundred years might be needed to harmonize them with classical physics. Quantum Gravity can be considered as a leftover from Kelvin`s program -- so are the problems with the interpretation of quantum mechanics. At the end of the XXth Century, the Standard Model is the new panoramic synthesis, drawn in gauge-geometric lines -- realizing the Erlangen program beyond F. Klein`s expectations. The hierarchy problem and the smallness of the cosmological constant are our ``clouds``, generations and the Higgs sector are to us what radioactivity was in 1900. In the second part we describe Metric-Affine spacetimes. We construct the Noether machinery and provide expressions for the conserved energy and hypermomentum. Superimposing conformal invariance over the affine structure induces the Virasoro-like infinite constraining algebra of diffeomorphisms, applied with constant parameters and opening the possibility of a 4DCFT, similar to 2DCFT.

  6. Conformational Transitions

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    Czerminski, Ryszard; Roitberg, Adrian; Choi, Chyung; Ulitsky, Alexander; Elber, Ron

    1991-10-01

    Two computational approaches to study plausible conformations of biological molecules and the transitions between them are presented and discussed. The first approach is a new search algorithm which enhances the sampling of alternative conformers using a mean field approximation. It is argued and demonstrated that the mean field approximation has a small effect on the location of the minima. The method is a combination of the LES protocol (Locally Enhanced Sampling) and simulated annealing. The LES method was used in the past to study the diffusion pathways of ligands from buried active sites in myoglobin and leghemoglobin to the exterior of the protein. The present formulation of LES and its implementation in a Molecular Dynamics program is described. An application for side chain placement in a tetrapeptide is presented. The computational effort associated with conformational searches using LES grows only linearly with the number of degrees of freedom, whereas in the exact case the computational effort grows exponentially. Such saving is of course associated with a mean field approximation. The second branch of studies pertains to the calculation of reaction paths in large and flexible biological systems. An extensive mapping of minima and barriers for two different tetrapeptides is calculated from the known minima and barriers of alanine tetrapeptide which we calculated recently.1 The tetrapeptides are useful models for the formation of secondary structure elements since they are the shortest possible polymers of this type which can still form a complete helical turn. The tetrapeptides are isobutyryl-val(χ1=60)-ala-ala and isobutyryl-val(χ1=-60)-ala-ala. Properties of the hundreds of minima and of the hundreds intervening barriers are discussed. Estimates for thermal transition times between the many conformers (and times to explore the complete phase space) are calculated and compared. It is suggested that the most significant effect of the side chain size is

  7. Conformal symmetry of the critical 3D Ising model inside a sphere

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    Cosme, Catarina; Penedones, Joao

    2015-01-01

    We perform Monte-Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional Ising model at the critical temperature and zero magnetic field. We simulate the system in a ball with free boundary conditions on the two dimensional spherical boundary. Our results for one and two point functions in this geometry are consistent with the predictions from the conjectured conformal symmetry of the critical Ising model.

  8. Local Interstellar Magnetic Field Determined from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer Ribbon

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    Zirnstein, E. J.; Heerikhuisen, J.; Funsten, H. O.; Livadiotis, G.; McComas, D. J.; Pogorelov, N. V.

    2016-02-01

    The solar wind emanating from the Sun interacts with the local interstellar medium (LISM), forming the heliosphere. Hydrogen energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) produced by the solar-interstellar interaction carry important information about plasma properties from the boundaries of the heliosphere, and are currently being measured by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). IBEX observations show the existence of a “ribbon” of intense ENA emission projecting a circle on the celestial sphere that is centered near the local interstellar magnetic field (ISMF) vector. Here we show that the source of the IBEX ribbon as a function of ENA energy outside the heliosphere, uniquely coupled to the draping of the ISMF around the heliopause, can be used to precisely determine the magnitude (2.93 ± 0.08 μG) and direction (227.°28 ± 0.°69, 34.°62 ± 0.°45 in ecliptic longitude and latitude) of the pristine ISMF far (∼1000 AU) from the Sun. We find that the ISMF vector is offset from the ribbon center by ∼8.°3 toward the direction of motion of the heliosphere through the LISM, and their vectors form a plane that is consistent with the direction of deflected interstellar neutral hydrogen, thought to be controlled by the ISMF. Our results yield draped ISMF properties close to that observed by Voyager 1, the only spacecraft to directly measure the ISMF close to the heliosphere, and give predictions of the pristine ISMF that Voyager 1 has yet to sample.

  9. Fifty hertz magnetic fields individually affect chromatin conformation in human lymphocytes: dependence on amplitude, temperature, and initial chromatin state.

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    Sarimov, Ruslan; Alipov, Eugene D; Belyaev, Igor Y

    2011-10-01

    Effects of magnetic field (MF) at 50 Hz on chromatin conformation were studied by the method of anomalous viscosity time dependence (AVTD) in human lymphocytes from two healthy donors. MF within the peak amplitude range of 5-20 µT affected chromatin conformation. These MF effects differed significantly between studied donors, and depended on magnetic flux density and initial condensation of chromatin. While the initial state of chromatin was rather stable in one donor during one calendar year of measurements, the initial condensation varied significantly in cells from another donor. Both this variation and the MF effect depended on temperature during exposure. Despite these variations, the general rule was that MF condensed the relaxed chromatin and relaxed the condensed chromatin. Thus, in this study we show that individual effects of 50 Hz MF exposure at peak amplitudes within the range of 5-20 µT may be observed in human lymphocytes in dependence on the initial state of chromatin and temperature. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  10. Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields : Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor

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    Limkumnerd, Surachate; Sethna, James P.

    2007-01-01

    We derive general relations between grain boundaries, rotational deformations, and stress-free states for the mesoscale continuum Nye dislocation density tensor. Dislocations generally are associated with long-range stress fields. We provide the general form for dislocation density fields whose stre

  11. Double large field stereoscopic PIV in a high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer

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    Coudert, S.; Foucaut, J. M.; Kostas, J.; Stanislas, M.; Braud, P.; Fourment, C.; Delville, J.; Tutkun, M.; Mehdi, F.; Johansson, P.; George, W. K.

    2011-01-01

    An experiment on a flat plate turbulent boundary layer at high Reynolds number has been carried out in the Laboratoire de Mecanique de Lille (LML, UMR CNRS 8107) wind tunnel. This experiment was performed jointly with LEA (UMR CNRS 6609) in Poitiers (France) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), in the frame of the WALLTURB European project. The simultaneous recording of 143 hot wires in one transverse plane and of two perpendicular stereoscopic PIV fields was performed successfully. The first SPIV plane is 1 cm upstream of the hot wire rake and the second is both orthogonal to the first one and to the wall. The first PIV results show a blockage effect which based on both statistical results (i.e. mean, RMS and spatial correlation) and a potential model does not seem to affect the turbulence organization.

  12. Entanglement of resonantly coupled field modes in cavities with vibrating boundaries

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    Andreata, M A; Dodonov, V V

    2002-01-01

    We study time dependence of various measures of entanglement (covariance entanglement coefficient, purity entanglement coefficient, normalized distance coefficient, entropic coefficients) between resonantly coupled modes of the electromagnetic field in ideal cavities with oscillating boundaries. Two types of cavities are considered: a three-dimensional cavity possessing eigenfrequencies $\\omega_3=3\\omega_1$, whose wall oscillates at the frequency $\\omega_w=2\\omega_1$, and a one-dimensional (Fabry--Perot) cavity with an equidistant spectrum $\\omega_n= n\\omega_1$, when the distance between perfect mirrors oscillates at the frequencies $\\omega_1$ and $2\\omega_1$. The behaviour of entanglement measures in these cases turns out to be completely different, although all three coefficients demonstrate qualitatively similar time dependences in each case (except for some specific situations, where the covariance entanglement coefficient, based on traces of covariance submatrices, seems to be essentially more sensitive ...

  13. Plate boundary deformation and man-made subsidence around geothermal fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

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    Keiding, Marie

    2010-07-01

    We present Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data from 1992-1999 and 2003-2008 as well as GPS data from 2000-2009 for the active plate boundary on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland. The geodetic data reveal deformation mainly due to plate spreading, anthropogenic subsidence caused by geothermal fluid extraction and, possibly, increasing pressure in a geothermal system. Subsidence of around 10. cm is observed during the first 2. years of production at the Reykjanes geothermal power plant, which started operating in May 2006. We model the surface subsidence around the new power plant using point and ellipsoidal pressure sources in an elastic halfspace. Short-lived swarms of micro-earthquakes as well as aseismic fault movement are observed near the geothermal field following the start of production, possibly triggered by the stresses induced by geothermal fluid extraction. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

  14. From integrable to conformal theory

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    Babelon, O. (Paris-6 Univ., 75 (France). Lab. de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies)

    1990-12-01

    Working in the context of Toda field theory, we establish the relationship between their integrability properties and their conformal structure, thereby clarifying the role of the Yang-Baxter equation in conformal field theory. (orig.).

  15. Protecting the conformal symmetry via bulk renormalization on Anti deSitter space

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    Duetsch, Michael

    2010-01-01

    The problem of perturbative breakdown of conformal symmetry can be avoided, if a conformally covariant quantum field phi on d-dimensional Minkowski spacetime is viewed as the boundary limit of a quantum field Phi on d+1-dimensional anti-deSitter spacetime (AdS). We study the boundary limit in renormalized perturbation theory with polynomial interactions in AdS, and point out the differences as compared to renormalization directly on the boundary. In particular, provided the limit exists, there is no conformal anomaly. We compute explicitly the "fish diagram" on AdS_4 by differential renormalization, and calculate the anomalous dimension of the composite boundary field phi^2 with bulk interaction Phi^4.

  16. Guidance to Design Grain Boundary Mobility Experiments with Molecular Dynamics and Phase-Field Modeling

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    Michael R Tonks; Yongfeng Zhang; S.B. Biner; Paul C Millett; Xianming Bai

    2013-02-01

    Quantitative phase-field modeling can play an important role in designing experiments to measure the grain boundary (GB) mobility. In this work, molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is employed to determine the GB mobility using Cu bicrystals. Two grain configurations are considered: a shrinking circular grain and a half loop grain. The results obtained from the half loop configuration approaches asymptotically to that obtained from the circular configuration with increasing half loop width. We then verify the phase- field model by directly comparing to the MD simulation results, obtaining excellent agreement. Next, this phase-field model is used to predict the behavior in a common experimental setup that utilizes a half loop grain configuration in a bicrystal to measure the GB mobility. With a 3D simulation, we identify the two critical times within the experiments to reach an accurate value of the GB mobility. We use a series of 2D simulations to investigate the impact of the notch angle on these two critical times and we identify an angle of 60? as an optimal value. We also show that if the notch does not have a sharp tip, it may immobilize the GB migration indefinitely.

  17. Conformal invariance on orbifolds and excitations of singularity

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    Yin, Z

    2007-01-01

    We study conformal field theory on two-dimensional orbifolds and show this to be an effective way to analyze physical effects of geometric singularities with angular deficits. They are closely related to boundaries and cross caps. Representatives classes of singularities can be described exactly using generalizations of boundary states. From this we compute correlation functions and derive the spectra of excitations localized at the singularities.

  18. Periodic orbits and 10 cases of unbounded dynamics for one Hamiltonian system defined by the conformally coupled field

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    Starkov, Konstantin E., E-mail: kstarkov@ipn.mx

    2015-07-03

    In this paper we study invariant domains with unbounded dynamics for one cosmological Hamiltonian system which is formed by the conformally coupled field; this system was introduced by Maciejewski et al. (2007). We find a few groups of conditions imposed on parameters of this system for which all trajectories are unbounded in both of time directions. Further, we present a few groups of other conditions imposed on system parameters under which we localize the invariant domain with unbounded dynamics; this domain is defined with help of bounds for values of the Hamiltonian level surface parameter. We describe one group of conditions when our system possesses two periodic orbits found explicitly. In some of rest cases we get localization bounds for compact invariant sets. - Highlights: • Equations for periodic orbits are got for many level sets. • Domains with unbounded dynamics are localized. • Localizations for compact invariant sets are obtained.

  19. Hyper-Kähler singularities in superstring compactification and two-dimensional N = 4 conformal field theory

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    Belhaj, A.; Saidi, E. H.

    2001-01-01

    Using a geometric realization of the SU(2)R symmetry and a factorization of the gauge and SU(2)R charges, we study the small instanton singularities of the Higgs branch of supersymmetric U(1)r gauge theories with eight supercharges. We derive new solutions for the moduli space of vacua preserving manifestly the eight supercharges. In particular, we obtain an extension of the ordinary ADE singularities for hyper-Kähler manifolds and show that the classical moduli space of vacua is, in general, given by cotangent bundles of compact weighted projective spaces describing new models which flow in the infrared to two-dimensional (2D) N = (4,4) scale-invariant models. We also study the N = 4 conformal Liouville description near an An singularity of the metric of the 2D N = 4 Higgs branch using a field-theoretical approach.

  20. The Mars Crustal Magnetic Field Control of Plasma Boundary Locations and Atmospheric Loss: MHD Prediction and Comparison with MAVEN

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    Fang, Xiaohua; Ma, Yingjuan; Masunaga, Kei; Dong, Chuanfei; Brain, David; Halekas, Jasper; Lillis, Robert; Jakosky, Bruce M.; Connerney, Jack; Grebowsky, Joseph; hide

    2017-01-01

    We present results from a global Mars time-dependent MHD simulation under constant solar wind and solar radiation impact considering inherent magnetic field variations due to continuous planetary rotation. We calculate the 3-D shapes and locations of the bow shock (BS) and the induced magnetospheric boundary (IMB) and then examine their dynamic changes with time. We develop a physics-based, empirical algorithm to effectively summarize the multidimensional crustal field distribution. It is found that by organizing the model results using this new approach, the Mars crustal field shows a clear, significant influence on both the IMB and the BS. Specifically, quantitative relationships have been established between the field distribution and the mean boundary distances and the cross-section areas in the terminator plane for both of the boundaries. The model-predicted relationships are further verified by the observations from the NASA Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission. Our analysis shows that the boundaries are collectively affected by the global crustal field distribution, which, however, cannot be simply parameterized by a local parameter like the widely used subsolar longitude. Our calculations show that the variability of the intrinsic crustal field distribution in Mars-centered Solar Orbital itself may account for approx.60% of the variation in total atmospheric loss, when external drivers are static. It is found that the crustal field has not only a shielding effect for atmospheric loss but also an escape-fostering effect by positively affecting the transterminator ion flow cross-section area.

  1. Conformal blocks for AdS5 singletons

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    Belov, D; Belov, Dmitriy; Moore, Gregory W.

    2004-01-01

    We give a simple derivation of the conformal blocks of the singleton sector of compactifications of IIB string theory on spacetimes of the form X5 x Y5 with Y5 compact, while X5 has as conformal boundary an arbitrary 4-manifold M4. We retain the second-derivative terms in the action for the B,C fields and thus the analysis is not purely topological. The unit-normalized conformal blocks agree exactly with the quantum partition function of the U(1) gauge theory on the conformal boundary. We reproduce the action of the magnetic translation group and the SL(2,Z) S-duality group obtained from the purely topological analysis of Witten. An interesting subtlety in the normalization of the IIB Chern-Simons phase is noted.

  2. Magnetospheric plasma boundaries: a test of the frozen-in magnetic field theorem

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    R. Lundin

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available The notion of frozen-in magnetic field originates from H. Alfvén, the result of a work on electromagnetic-hydrodynamic waves published in 1942. After that, the notion of frozen-in magnetic field, or ideal MHD, has become widely used in space plasma physics. The controversy on the applicability of ideal MHD started in the late 1950s and has continued ever since. The applicability of ideal MHD is particularly interesting in regions where solar wind plasma may cross the magnetopause and access the magnetosphere. It is generally assumed that a macroscopic system can be described by ideal MHD provided that the violations of ideal MHD are sufficiently small-sized near magnetic x-points (magnetic reconnection. On the other hand, localized departure from ideal MHD also enables other processes to take place, such that plasma may cross the separatrix and access neighbouring magnetic flux tubes. It is therefore important to be able to quantify from direct measurements ideal MHD, a task that has turned out to be a major challenge.

    An obvious test is to compare the perpendicular electric field with the plasma drift, i.e. to test if E=–v×B. Yet another aspect is to rule out the existence of parallel (to B electric fields. These two tests have been subject to extensive research for decades. However, the ultimate test of the "frozen-in" condition, based on measurement data, is yet to be identified. We combine Cluster CIS-data and FGM-data, estimating the change in magnetic flux (δB/δt and the curl of plasma –v×B(∇×(v×B, the terms in the "frozen-in equation". Our test suggests that ideal MHD applies in a macroscopic sense in major parts of the outer magnetosphere, for instance, in the external cusp and in the high-latitude magnetosheath. However, we also find significant departures from ideal MHD, as expected on smaller scales, but also on larger scales, near

  3. Parametrized post Newtonian approximation in teleparallel model with a scalar field coupled to torsion and boundary term

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    Sadjadi, H Mohseni

    2016-01-01

    We study the parameterized post Newtonian approximation in teleparallel model of gravity with a scalar field. The scalar field is non-minimally coupled to the scalar torsion as well as to the boundary term introduced in [1]. We show that, in contrast to the case where the scalar field is only coupled to the scalar torsion, the presence of the new coupling affects the parameterized post Newtonian parameters. These parameters for different situations are obtained and discussed.

  4. From $\\mathcal{PT}$ -symmetric quantum mechanics to conformal field theory

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    Patrick Dorey; Clare Dunning; Roberto Tateo

    2009-08-01

    One of the simplest examples of a $\\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric quantum system is the scaling Yang–Lee model, a quantum field theory with cubic interaction and purely imaginary coupling. We give a historical review of some facts about this model in ≤ 2 dimensions, from its original definition in connection with phase transitions in the Ising model and its relevance to polymer physics, to the role it has played in studies of integrable quantum field theory and $\\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric quantum mechanics. We also discuss some more general results on $\\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric quantum mechanics and the ODE/IM correspondence, and mention applications to magnetic systems and cold atom physics.

  5. Field guide to Cretaceous-tertiary boundary sections in northeastern Mexico

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    Keller, Gerta; Stinnesbeck, Wolfgang; Adatte, Thierry; Macleod, Norman; Lowe, Donald R.

    1994-01-01

    This guide was prepared for the field trip to the KT elastic sequence of northeastern Mexico, 5-8 February 1994, in conjunction with the Conference on New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History, held in Houston, Texas. The four-day excursion offers an invaluable opportunity to visit three key outcrops: Arroyo El Mimbral, La Lajilla, and El Pinon. These and other outcrops of this sequence have recently been interpreted as tsunami deposits produced by the meteorite impact event that produced the 200 to 300-km Chicxulub basin in Yucatan, and distributed ejecta around the world approximately 65 m.y. ago that today is recorded as a thin clay layer found at the K/T boundary. The impact tsunami interpretation for these rocks has not gone unchallenged, and others examining the outcrops arrive at quite different conclusions: not tsunami deposits but turbidites; not KT at all but 'upper Cretaceous.' Indeed, it is in hopes of resolving this debate through field discussion, outcrop evaluation, and sampling that led the organizers of the conference to sanction this field trip. This field guide provides participants with background information on the KT clastic sequence outcrops and is divided into two sections. The first section provides regional and logistical context for the outcrops and a description of the clastic sequence. The second section presents three representative interpretations of the outcrops by their advocates. There is clearly no way that these models can be reconciled and so two, if not all three, must be fundamentally wrong. Readers of this guide should keep in mind that many basic outcrop observations that these models are based upon remain unresolved. While great measures were taken to ensure that the information in the description section was as objective as possible, many observations are rooted in interpretations and the emphasis placed on certain observations depends to some degree upon the perspective of the author.

  6. On the determination of missing boundary data for solids with nonlinear material behaviors, using displacement fields measured on a part of their boundaries

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    Andrieux, Stéphane; Baranger, Thouraya N.

    2016-12-01

    The paper is devoted to the derivation of a numerical method for expanding available mechanical fields (stress vector and displacements) on a part of the boundary of a solid into its interior and up to unreachable parts of its boundary (with possibly internal surfaces). This expansion enables various identification or inverse problems to be solved in mechanics. The method is based on the solution of a nonlinear elliptic Cauchy problem because the mechanical behavior of the solid is considered as nonlinear (hyperelastic or elastoplastic medium). Advantage is taken of the assumption of convexity of the potentials used for modeling the constitutive equation, encompassing previous work by the authors for linear elastic solids, in order to derive an appropriate error functional. Two illustrations are given in order to evaluate the overall efficiency of the proposed method within the framework of small strains and isothermal transformation.

  7. Hot Conformal Gauge Theories

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    Mojaza, Matin; Sannino, Francesco

    2010-01-01

    We compute the nonzero temperature free energy up to the order g^6 \\ln(1/g) in the coupling constant for vector like SU(N) gauge theories featuring matter transforming according to different representations of the underlying gauge group. The number of matter fields, i.e. flavors, is arranged in such a way that the theory develops a perturbative stable infrared fixed point at zero temperature. Due to large distance conformality we trade the coupling constant with its fixed point value and define a reduced free energy which depends only on the number of flavors, colors and matter representation. We show that the reduced free energy changes sign, at the second, fifth and sixth order in the coupling, when decreasing the number of flavors from the upper end of the conformal window. If the change in sign is interpreted as signal of an instability of the system then we infer a critical number of flavors. Surprisingly this number, if computed to the order g^2, agrees with previous predictions for the lower boundary o...

  8. Effects of reconstructed magnetic field from sparse noisy boundary measurements on localization of active neural source.

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    Shen, Hui-min; Lee, Kok-Meng; Hu, Liang; Foong, Shaohui; Fu, Xin

    2016-01-01

    Localization of active neural source (ANS) from measurements on head surface is vital in magnetoencephalography. As neuron-generated magnetic fields are extremely weak, significant uncertainties caused by stochastic measurement interference complicate its localization. This paper presents a novel computational method based on reconstructed magnetic field from sparse noisy measurements for enhanced ANS localization by suppressing effects of unrelated noise. In this approach, the magnetic flux density (MFD) in the nearby current-free space outside the head is reconstructed from measurements through formulating the infinite series solution of the Laplace's equation, where boundary condition (BC) integrals over the entire measurements provide "smooth" reconstructed MFD with the decrease in unrelated noise. Using a gradient-based method, reconstructed MFDs with good fidelity are selected for enhanced ANS localization. The reconstruction model, spatial interpolation of BC, parametric equivalent current dipole-based inverse estimation algorithm using reconstruction, and gradient-based selection are detailed and validated. The influences of various source depths and measurement signal-to-noise ratio levels on the estimated ANS location are analyzed numerically and compared with a traditional method (where measurements are directly used), and it was demonstrated that gradient-selected high-fidelity reconstructed data can effectively improve the accuracy of ANS localization.

  9. Alternative futures: Fields, boundaries, and divergent professionalisation strategies within the Chiropractic profession.

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    Brosnan, Caragh

    2017-08-19

    Sociological studies of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) occupations have documented the professionalisation strategies these groups use to establish boundaries between themselves and their competitors, including seeking educational accreditation and statutory regulation/licensure. Chiropractic has been particularly successful at professionalising and in Australia and the UK it is taught within public universities. Recent events have threatened chiropractic's university foothold, however, showing that professionalisation needs to be understood as an ongoing process of negotiation. Based on interviews with chiropractors in Australia and the UK, this paper examines the professionalisation strategies deployed by chiropractors within and outside of the university. Highly divergent strategies are identified across different sectors of the profession, relating to defining the chiropractic paradigm, directing education and constructing professional identity. In each domain, chiropractic academics tended to prioritise building the evidence base and becoming more aligned with medicine and other allied health professions. Although some practitioners supported this agenda, others strove to preserve chiropractic's vitalistic philosophy and professional distinction. Following Bourdieu, these intra-professional struggles are interpreted as occurring within a field in which chiropractors compete for different forms of capital, pulled by two opposing poles. The differing orientations and strategies pursued at the two poles of the field point to a number of possible futures for this CAM profession, including a potential split within the profession itself. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. 2D EPID dose calibration for pretreatment quality control of conformal and IMRT fields: A simple and fast convolution approach.

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    Camilleri, Jérémy; Mazurier, Jocelyne; Franck, Denis; Dudouet, Philippe; Latorzeff, Igor; Franceries, Xavier

    2016-01-01

    This work presents an original algorithm that converts the signal of an electronic portal imaging device (EPID) into absorbed dose in water at the depth of maximum. The model includes a first image pre-processing step that accounts for the non-uniformity of the detector response but also for the perturbation of the signal due to backscatter radiation. Secondly, the image is converted into absorbed dose to water through a linear conversion function associated with a dose redistribution kernel. These two computation parameters were modelled by correlating the on-axis EPID signal with absorbed dose measurements obtained on square fields by using an ionization chamber placed in water at the depth of maximum dose. The accuracy of the algorithm was assessed by comparing the dose determined from the EPID signal with the dose derived by the treatment planning system (TPS) using the ϒ-index. These comparisons were performed on 8 conformal radiotherapy treatment fields (3DCRT) and 18 modulated fields (IMRT). For a dose difference and a distance-to-agreement set to 3% of the maximum dose and 2 mm respectively, the mean percentage of points with a ϒ-value less than or equal to 1 was 99.8% ± 0.1% for 3DCRT fields and 96.8% ± 2.7% for IMRT fields. Moreover, the mean gamma values were always less than 0.5 whatever the treatment technique. These results confirm that our algorithm is an accurate and suitable tool for clinical use in a context of IMRT quality assurance programmes. Copyright © 2015 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. LOCAL INTERSTELLAR MAGNETIC FIELD DETERMINED FROM THE INTERSTELLAR BOUNDARY EXPLORER RIBBON

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    Zirnstein, E. J.; Livadiotis, G.; McComas, D. J. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228 (United States); Heerikhuisen, J.; Pogorelov, N. V. [Department of Space Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States); Funsten, H. O., E-mail: ezirnstein@swri.edu [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2016-02-10

    The solar wind emanating from the Sun interacts with the local interstellar medium (LISM), forming the heliosphere. Hydrogen energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) produced by the solar-interstellar interaction carry important information about plasma properties from the boundaries of the heliosphere, and are currently being measured by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). IBEX observations show the existence of a “ribbon” of intense ENA emission projecting a circle on the celestial sphere that is centered near the local interstellar magnetic field (ISMF) vector. Here we show that the source of the IBEX ribbon as a function of ENA energy outside the heliosphere, uniquely coupled to the draping of the ISMF around the heliopause, can be used to precisely determine the magnitude (2.93 ± 0.08 μG) and direction (227.°28 ± 0.°69, 34.°62 ± 0.°45 in ecliptic longitude and latitude) of the pristine ISMF far (∼1000 AU) from the Sun. We find that the ISMF vector is offset from the ribbon center by ∼8.°3 toward the direction of motion of the heliosphere through the LISM, and their vectors form a plane that is consistent with the direction of deflected interstellar neutral hydrogen, thought to be controlled by the ISMF. Our results yield draped ISMF properties close to that observed by Voyager 1, the only spacecraft to directly measure the ISMF close to the heliosphere, and give predictions of the pristine ISMF that Voyager 1 has yet to sample.

  12. Numerical Analysis of Effect of Boundary Layer Characteristics on the Flow Field in S-shaped Inlet

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    Ren Jia

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to explore the effect of boundary layer thickness and pressure gradient on the performance of the flow field in the inlet, we design a high offset rate S-shaped inlet based on a certain unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, and its author has analyzed the effect of boundary layer characteristics on the inlet with numerical simulation method. The suction of boundary layer which leads to separation zone not only becomes longer in the inlet, but also moves to the center plane of symmetry, the separation point of boundary layer appears in advance as pressure gradient increases. Considering the influence of the boundary layer, various performance parameters all exceeds that of the uniform entrance inlet conditions, especially the circumferential total pressure distortion of outlet increased by 58.2% at most, obviously can’t meet the engine to work properly, so we must consider and pay attention to the effect of the boundary layer characteristics on the flow field in the S-shaped inlet.

  13. UO2 Grain Growth: Developing Phase Field Models for Pore Dragging, Solute Dragging and Anisotropic Grain Boundary Energies

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    Ahmed, K.; Tonks, M.; Zhang, Y.; Biner, B.

    2016-09-28

    A detailed phase field model for the effect of pore drag on grain growth kinetics was implemented in MARMOT. The model takes into consideration both the curvature-driven grain boundary motion and pore migration by surface diffusion. As such, the model accounts for the interaction between pore and grain boundary kinetics, which tends to retard the grain growth process. Our 2D and 3D simulations demonstrate that the model capture all possible pore-grain boundary interactions proposed in theoretical models. For high enough surface mobility, the pores move along with the migrating boundary as a quasi-rigid-body, albeit hindering its migration rate compared to the pore-free case. For less mobile pores, the migrating boundary can separate from the pores. For the pore-controlled grain growth kinetics, the model predicts a strong dependence of the growth rate on the number of pores, pore size, and surface diffusivity in agreement with theroretical models. An evolution equation for the grain size that includes these parameters was derived and showed to agree well with numerical solution. It shows a smooth transition from boundary-controlled kinetics to pore-controlled kinetics as the surface diffusivity decreases or the number of pores or their size increases. This equation can be utilized in BISON to give accurate estimate for the grain size evolution. This will be accomplished in the near future. The effect of solute drag and anisotropy of grain boundary on grain growth will be investigated in future studies.

  14. Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor

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    Limkumnerd, Surachate; Sethna, James P.

    2007-06-01

    We derive general relations between grain boundaries, rotational deformations, and stress-free states for the mesoscale continuum Nye dislocation density tensor. Dislocations generally are associated with long-range stress fields. We provide the general form for dislocation density fields whose stress fields vanish. We explain that a grain boundary (a dislocation wall satisfying Frank’s formula) has vanishing stress in the continuum limit. We show that the general stress-free state can be written explicitly as a (perhaps continuous) superposition of flat Frank walls. We show that the stress-free states are also naturally interpreted as configurations generated by a general spatially dependent rotational deformation. Finally, we propose a least-squares definition for the spatially dependent rotation field of a general (stressful) dislocation density field.

  15. Study of the conformal symmetry breaking in field theories in gravitational background using path integrals; Estudo da quebra de simetria conforme em teorias de campo em fundo gravitacional com uso de integrais de caminho

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    Souza Alves, Marcelo de

    1990-03-01

    Some general aspects on field theories in curved space-time and a introduction to conformal symmetry are presented.The behavior of the physical systems under Weyl transformations is discussed. The quantization of such systems are performed through the functional integration method. The regularization in curved space-time is also discussed. An application of this analysis in String theories is made. 42 refs.

  16. Expectation values of descendent fields in the Bullough-Dodd model and related perturbed conformal field theories

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    Baseilhac, P. E-mail: pb18@york.ac.uk; Stanishkov, M. E-mail: marian@mail.apctp.org

    2001-10-01

    The exact vacuum expectation values of the second level descendent fields <({partial_derivative}phi (cursive,open) Greek){sup 2}({partial_derivative}-bar{phi}{sup 2}e{sup a{phi}} in the Bullough-Dodd model are calculated. By performing quantum group restrictions, we obtain in the PHI{sub 12}, PHI{sub 21} and PHI{sub 15} perturbed minimal CFTs. In particular, the exact expectation value is found to be proportional to the square of the bulk free energy.

  17. Dissecting CFT Correlators and String Amplitudes. Conformal Blocks and On-Shell Recursion for General Tensor Fields

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    Hansen, Tobias

    2015-07-15

    This thesis covers two main topics: the tensorial structure of quantum field theory correlators in general spacetime dimensions and a method for computing string theory scattering amplitudes directly in target space. In the first part tensor structures in generic bosonic CFT correlators and scattering amplitudes are studied. To this end arbitrary irreducible tensor representations of SO(d) (traceless mixed-symmetry tensors) are encoded in group invariant polynomials, by contracting with sets of commuting and anticommuting polarization vectors which implement the index symmetries of the tensors. The tensor structures appearing in CFT{sub d} correlators can then be inferred by studying these polynomials in a d + 2 dimensional embedding space. It is shown with an example how these correlators can be used to compute general conformal blocks describing the exchange of mixed-symmetry tensors in four-point functions, which are crucial for advancing the conformal bootstrap program to correlators of operators with spin. Bosonic string theory lends itself as an ideal example for applying the same methods to scattering amplitudes, due to its particle spectrum of arbitrary mixed-symmetry tensors. This allows in principle the definition of on-shell recursion relations for string theory amplitudes. A further chapter introduces a different target space definition of string scattering amplitudes. As in the case of on-shell recursion relations, the amplitudes are expressed in terms of their residues via BCFW shifts. The new idea here is that the residues are determined by use of the monodromy relations for open string theory, avoiding the infinite sums over the spectrum arising in on-shell recursion relations. Several checks of the method are presented, including a derivation of the Koba-Nielsen amplitude in the bosonic string. It is argued that this method provides a target space definition of the complete S-matrix of string theory at tree-level in a at background in terms of a

  18. The effect of guide-field and boundary conditions on collisionless magnetic reconnection in a stressed X-point collapse

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    Graf von der Pahlen, J.; Tsiklauri, D. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2014-01-15

    Works of Tsiklauri and Haruki [Phys. Plasmas 15, 102902 (2008); 14, 112905 (2007)] are extended by inclusion of the out-of-plane magnetic (guide) field. In particular, magnetic reconnection during collisionless, stressed X-point collapse for varying out-of-plane guide-fields is studied using a kinetic, 2.5D, fully electromagnetic, relativistic particle-in-cell numerical code. For zero guide-field, cases for both open and closed boundary conditions are investigated, where magnetic flux and particles are lost and conserved, respectively. It is found that reconnection rates, out-of-plane currents and density in the X-point increase more rapidly and peak sooner in the closed boundary case, but higher values are reached in the open boundary case. The normalized reconnection rate is fast: 0.10-0.25. In the open boundary case it is shown that an increase of guide-field yields later onsets in the reconnection peak rates, while in the closed boundary case initial peak rates occur sooner but are suppressed. The reconnection current changes similarly with increasing guide-field; however for low guide-fields the reconnection current increases, giving an optimal value for the guide-field between 0.1 and 0.2 times the in-plane field in both cases. Also, in the open boundary case, it is found that for guide-fields of the order of the in-plane magnetic field, the generation of electron vortices occurs. Possible causes of the vortex generation, based on the flow of decoupled particles in the diffusion region and localized plasma heating, are discussed. Before peak reconnection onset, oscillations in the out-of-plane electric field at the X-point are found, ranging in frequency from approximately 1 to 2 ω{sub pe} and coinciding with oscillatory reconnection. These oscillations are found to be part of a larger wave pattern in the simulation domain. Mapping the out-of-plane electric field along the central lines of the domain over time and applying a 2D Fourier transform reveal that

  19. The status of transitions between cultivated fields and their boundaries: ecotones, ecoclines or edge effects?

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    Dutoit, Thierry; Buisson, Elise; Gerbaud, Eric; Roche, Philip; Tatoni, Thierry

    2007-03-01

    Since the beginning of the 20th century, the concepts of ecotones, ecoclines and edge effects have been discussed from a theoretical point of view. However, there have been very few experimental tests of these ideas, which are sometimes radically different. This study presents data from field experimental researches and determines the status of transitions between cereal fields and grazed grasslands. Five study sites were chosen in Southern France because they were included in agri-environmental schemes aimed at conserving arable weeds and dry grassland species. In total, 128 quadrats of 1 m 2 were sampled on replicated transects running through transition zones. There was no significant increase of species-richness but there were changes in the botanical composition from cereal fields to grassland. These experimental results confirmed the opinion of Van der Maarel, E. (1990. Ecotones and ecoclines are different. J. Veg. Sci. 1, 135-138) that an ecotone is poorer in species than the adjacent ecosystems, as only a few species can adapt to the typical environmental factors in this zone. The transition zones studied rather reflected an edge effect than a real ecotone following the definition of Odum, E.P. (1971. Fundamentals of Ecology, 3e éd. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphie). In our case, when the transition zone between the two adjacent ecosystems is managed as a "constraint ecotone" following Vanpeene-Bruhier's, S. (1998. Transformations des paysages et dynamique de la biodiversité végétale. Les écotones, un concept clé pour l'étude des végétations post-culturales. L'exemple de la commune d'Aussois (Savoie). Thèse de Doctorat de l'ENGREF; CEMAGREF de Grenoble) definition, sheep grazing allowed the weed flora to colonise grassland boundaries via the gaps created by livestock trampling. These results are then discussed for the biological conservation of threatened arable weeds in agricultural landscapes.

  20. Formulation and study some inverse problems in modeling of hydrophysical fields in water areas with "liquid" boundaries

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    Agoshkov, Valery

    2017-04-01

    There are different approaches for modeling boundary conditions describing hydrophysical fields in water areas with "liquid" boundaries. Variational data assimilation may also be considered as one of such approaches. Development of computer equipment, together with an increase in the quantity and quality of data from the satellites and other monitoring tools proves that the development of this particular approach is perspective. The range of connected the problems is wide - different recording forms of boundary conditions, observational data assimilation procedures and used models of hydrodynamics are possible. In this work some inverse problems and corresponding variational data assimilation ones, connected with mathematical modeling of hydrophysical fields in water areas (seas and oceans) with "liquid" ("open") boundaries, are formulated and studied. Note that the surface of water area (which can also be considered as a "liquid" boundary) is not included in the set of "liquid" boundaries, in this case "liquid" boundaries are borders between the areas "water-water". In the work, mathematical model of hydrothermodynamics in the water areas with "liquid" ("open") part of the boundary, a generalized statement of the problem and the splitting method for time approximation are formulated. Also the problem of variational data assimilation and iterative algorithm for solving inverse problems mentioned above are formulated. The work is based on [1]. The work was partly supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project 14-11-00609, the general formulation of the inverse problems) and by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project 16-01-00548, the formulation of the problem and its study). [1] V.I. Agoshkov, Methods for solving inverse problems and variational data assimilation problems of observations in the problems of the large-scale dynamics of the oceans and seas, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, RAS, Moscow, 2016 (in Russian).

  1. Preliminary study of the 270 Bloom Fricke xylenol gel phantom performance for 3D conformal radiotherapy using multiple radiation fields

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    Cavinato, Christianne C.; Campos, Leticia L., E-mail: ccavinato@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (DIRF/IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Gerencia de Metrologia das Radiacoes; Souza, Benedito H.; Carrete Junior, Henrique; Daros, Kellen A.C.; Medeiros, Regina B. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagens; Giordani, Adelmo J. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Servico de Radioterapia

    2011-07-01

    The complex cancer treatment techniques require rigorous quality control (QC). The Fricke xylenol gel (FXG) dosimeter has been studied to be applied as a three-dimensional (3D) dosimeter since it is possible to produce 3D FXG phantoms of various shapes and sizes. In this preliminary study, the performance of the FXG spherical phantom developed at IPEN, prepared using 270 Bloom gelatin from porcine skin made in Brazil, was evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging technique, aiming to use this phantom to 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) with multiple radiation fields and clinical photon beams. The obtained results indicate that for all magnetic resonance images of the FXG phantom irradiated with 6 MV clinical photon beam can be observed clearly the target volume and, in the case of coronal image, can also be observed the radiation beam projection and the overlap of different radiation fields used. The Fricke xylenol gel phantom presented satisfactory results for 3DCRT and clinical photon beams in this preliminary study. These results encourage the additional tests using complex treatment techniques and indicate the viability of applying the phantom studied to routine quality control measurements and in 3DCRT and intensity modulated radiotherapy treatment planning. (author)

  2. Setting boundary conditions on the Khokhlov-Zabolotskaya equation for modeling ultrasound fields generated by strongly focused transducers

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    Rosnitskiy, P. B.; Yuldashev, P. V.; Vysokanov, B. A.; Khokhlova, V. A.

    2016-03-01

    An equivalent source model is developed for setting boundary conditions on the parabolic diffraction equation in order to simulate ultrasound fields radiated by strongly focused medical transducers. The equivalent source is defined in a plane; corresponding boundary conditions for pressure amplitude, aperture, and focal distance are chosen so that the axial solution to the parabolic model in the focal region of the beam matches the solution to the full diffraction model (Rayleigh integral) for a spherically curved uniformly vibrating source. It is shown that the proposed approach to transferring the boundary condition from a spherical surface to a plane makes it possible to match the solutions over an interval of several diffraction maxima around the focus even for focused sources with F-numbers less than unity. This method can be used to accurately simulate nonlinear effects in the fields of strongly focused therapeutic transducers using the parabolic Khokhlov-Zabolotskaya equation.

  3. On the conformal field theories for bosonic strings in PP-waves

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    Mukhopadhyay, Partha

    2008-11-01

    Recently Kazama and Yokoi (arXiv:0801.1561 [hep-th]) have used a phase-space method to study the Virasoro algebra of type IIB superstring theory in the maximally supersymmetric R-R plane wave background in a semi-light-cone gauge. Two types of normal ordering have been considered, namely ``phase space normal ordering" (PNO) and ``massless normal ordering" (MNO). The second one, which is the right one to choose in flat background, has been discarded with the argument that the Virasoro algebra closes only in the first case. To understand this issue better with a completely covariant treatment we consider the easiest case of bosonic strings propagating in an arbitrary pp-wave of the simplest kind. Using the phase-space method we show that MNO is the right one to choose, at least in this case, because of the following reason. For both types of normal ordering the energy-momentum tensor satisfies the desired Virasoro algebra up to anomalous terms proportional to the space-time equation of motion of the background. However, it is MNO which gives rise to the correct spectrum - we compute the quadratic space-time action by restricting the string field inside a transverse Hilbert space. This turns out to be non-diagonal. Diagonalizing this action reproduces the spectrum directly obtained in light-cone quantization. The same method with PNO gives rise to a spectrum with negative dimensions.

  4. Multilayer scaling of mean velocity and thermal fields of compressible turbulent boundary layer

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    Bi, Weitao; Wu, Bin; Zhang, Yousheng; Hussain, Fazle; She, Zhen-Su

    2014-11-01

    Recently, a symmetry based structural ensemble dynamics (SED) theory was proposed by She et al. for canonical wall bounded turbulent flows, yielding prediction of the mean velocity profile at an unprecedented accuracy (99%). Here, we extend the theory to compressible turbulent boundary layers (TBL) at supersonic and hypersonic Mach numbers. The flows are acquired by spatially evolving direct numerical simulations (DNS). A momentum mixing length displays a four layer structure and quantitatively obeys the dilation group invariance as for the incompressible TBL. In addition, a temperature mixing length behaves very similarly to the momentum mixing length when the wall is adiabatic, with a small difference in the scaling exponents in the buffer layer - consistent with the strong Reynolds analogy. The Lie group based formulization of the two mixing lengths yields a multilayer model for the turbulent Prandtl number, along with predictions to the mean thermal and velocity profiles, both in good agreement with the DNS. Thus, we assert that the compressible TBLs are governed by the same symmetry principle as that in the canonical wall bounded turbulent flows, and its mean fields can be accurately described by the SED theory.

  5. CLOUD-MAP Field Campaign Measurements of the Earth's Lower Boundary Layer

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    Foster, Nicholas; Avery, Alyssa; Jacob, Jamey

    2016-11-01

    CLOUD-MAP (Collaboration Leading Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics) is a 4 year, 4 university collaboration to develop capabilities that will allow meteorologists and atmospheric scientists to use unmanned aircraft as a common, useful everyday tool. Currently, we know that systems can be used for meteorological measurements, but they are far from being practical or robust for everyday field diagnostics by the average meteorologist or scientist. In particular, UAS are well suited for the lower atmosphere, namely the lower boundary layer that has a large impact on the atmosphere and where much of the weather phenomena begin. A sensor set called MDASS (Meteorological Data Acquisition Sonde System) was developed and used to collect and transmit live data necessary for developing such forecasts as well as be usable on multiple platforms ranging from fixed-wing and multi-rotor UAVs to rockets. The data transmitted from MDASS is viewed and stored on a ground control station via LabVIEW in a program developed for real-time data analysis. Results from the first CLOUD-MAP are presented. The campaign resulted in nearly 250 unmanned aircraft flights of 12 separate platforms over a 3 day period, collecting meteorological data at 3 different sites.

  6. Boundary-Work in the Health Research Field: Biomedical and Clinician Scientists' Perceptions of Social Science Research

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    Albert, Mathieu; Laberge, Suzanne; Hodges, Brian D.

    2009-01-01

    Funding agencies in Canada are attempting to break down the organizational boundaries between disciplines to promote interdisciplinary research and foster the integration of the social sciences into the health research field. This paper explores the extent to which biomedical and clinician scientists' perceptions of social science research operate…

  7. Analysis of the electrolyte convection inside the concentration boundary layer during structured electrodeposition of copper in high magnetic gradient fields.

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    König, Jörg; Tschulik, Kristina; Büttner, Lars; Uhlemann, Margitta; Czarske, Jürgen

    2013-03-19

    To experimentally reveal the correlation between electrodeposited structure and electrolyte convection induced inside the concentration boundary layer, a highly inhomogeneous magnetic field, generated by a magnetized Fe-wire, has been applied to an electrochemical system. The influence of Lorentz and magnetic field gradient force to the local transport phenomena of copper ions has been studied using a novel two-component laser Doppler velocity profile sensor. With this sensor, the electrolyte convection within 500 μm of a horizontally aligned cathode is presented. The electrode-normal two-component velocity profiles below the electrodeposited structure show that electrolyte convection is induced and directed toward the rim of the Fe-wire. The measured deposited structure directly correlates to the observed boundary layer flow. As the local concentration of Cu(2+) ions is enhanced due to the induced convection, maximum deposit thicknesses can be found at the rim of the Fe-wire. Furthermore, a complex boundary layer flow structure was determined, indicating that electrolyte convection of second order is induced. Moreover, the Lorentz force-driven convection rapidly vanishes, while the electrolyte convection induced by the magnetic field gradient force is preserved much longer. The progress for research is the first direct experimental proof of the electrolyte convection inside the concentration boundary layer that correlates to the deposited structure and reveals that the magnetic field gradient force is responsible for the observed structuring effect.

  8. Boundary-Work in the Health Research Field: Biomedical and Clinician Scientists' Perceptions of Social Science Research

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    Albert, Mathieu; Laberge, Suzanne; Hodges, Brian D.

    2009-01-01

    Funding agencies in Canada are attempting to break down the organizational boundaries between disciplines to promote interdisciplinary research and foster the integration of the social sciences into the health research field. This paper explores the extent to which biomedical and clinician scientists' perceptions of social science research operate…

  9. Analysis of Near-Field Diffraction Pattern of a Metallic Probe Tip with the Boundary Diffraction Wave Method

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    TANG Lin; GU Chun; CHEN Bo; WANG Pei; MING Hai; XIE Jian-Ping

    2005-01-01

    @@ The boundary diffraction wave theory is introduced to analyse a near-field diffraction (NFD) pattern of a metallic probe tip of apertureless scanning near-field microscopy. This method is simple and can give a clear physical picture. The polarization effect of the incident light and the different shapes of the metallic probe tip are simulated. The results show that the NFD pattern of the metallic probe tip is directly related to those factors.

  10. Exact field-driven interface dynamics in the two-dimensional stochastic Ising model with helicoidal boundary conditions

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    de Mendonça, J. Ricardo G.

    2012-01-01

    We investigate the interface dynamics of the two-dimensional stochastic Ising model in an external field under helicoidal boundary conditions. At sufficiently low temperatures and fields, the dynamics of the interface is described by an exactly solvable high-spin asymmetric quantum Hamiltonian that is the infinitesimal generator of the zero range process. Generally, the critical dynamics of the interface fluctuations is in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class of critical behavior. We re...

  11. The Boundary Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence 2011 field experiment

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    Lothon, M.; Lohou, F.; Durand, P.; Couvreux, F.; Hartogensis, O.K.; Legain, D.; Pardyjak, E.; Pino, D.; Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J.; Boer, van de A.; Moene, A.F.; Steeneveld, G.J.

    2012-01-01

    BLLAST (Boundary Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence) aims at better understanding the thermodynamical processes that occur during the late afternoon in the lower troposphere. In direct contact with the Earth surface, the atmospheric boundary layer is governed by buoyant and mechanical turbul

  12. Left-right entanglement entropy of boundary states

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    Zayas, Leopoldo A. Pando [Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics,Randall Laboratory of Physics, The University of Michigan,Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1120 (United States); Quiroz, Norma [Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Colima,Bernal Díaz del Castillo 340, Col. Villas San Sebastián,Colima 28045 (Mexico)

    2015-01-21

    We study entanglement entropy of boundary states in a free bosonic conformal field theory. A boundary state can be thought of as composed of a particular combination of left and right-moving modes of the two-dimensional conformal field theory. We investigate the reduced density matrix obtained by tracing over the right-moving modes in various boundary states. We consider Dirichlet and Neumann boundary states of a free noncompact as well as a compact boson. The results for the entanglement entropy indicate that the reduced system can be viewed as a thermal CFT gas. Our findings are in agreement and generalize results in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory where coherent states can also be considered. In the compact case we verify that the entanglement entropy expressions are consistent with T-duality.

  13. Left-Right Entanglement Entropy of Boundary States

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    Zayas, Leopoldo A Pando

    2014-01-01

    We study entanglement entropy of boundary states in a free bosonic conformal field theory. A boundary state can be thought of as composed of a particular combination of left and right-moving modes of the two-dimensional conformal field theory. We investigate the reduced density matrix obtained by tracing over the right-moving modes in various boundary states. We consider Dirichlet and Neumann boundary states of a free noncompact as well as a compact boson. The results for the entanglement entropy indicate that the reduced system can be viewed as a thermal gas of photons. Our findings are in agreement and generalize results in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory where coherent states can also be considered. In the compact case we verify that the entanglement entropy expressions are consistent with T-duality.

  14. Numerical Simulation of the Protective Effect of Complex Boundaries Toward Shock Waves in a 3D Explosive Field

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    吴开腾; 宁建国

    2003-01-01

    A numerical method is presented that simulates 3D explosive field problems. A code MMIC3D using this method can be used to simulate the propagation and reflected effects of all kinds of rigid boundaries to shock waves produced by an explosive source. These numerical results indicate that the code MMIC3D has the ability in computing cases such as 3D shock waves produced by air explosion, vortex region of the shock wave, the Mach wave, and reflected waves behind rigid boundaries.

  15. Molecular Simulations of Dodecyl-β-maltoside Micelles in Water: Influence of the Headgroup Conformation and Force field Parameters

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    Abel, Stéphane; Dupradeau, François-Yves; Raman, E. Prabhu; MacKerell, Alexander D.; Marchi, Massimo

    2011-01-01

    This paper deals with the development and validation of new potential parameter sets, based on the CHARMM36 and GLYCAM06 force fields, to simulate micelles of the two anomeric forms (α and β) of N-Dodecyl-ß-maltoside (C12G2), a surfactant widely used in the extraction and purification of membrane proteins. In this context, properties such as size, shape, internal structure and hydration of the C12G2 anomer micelles were thoroughly investigated by molecular dynamics simulations and the results compared with experiments. Additional simulations were also performed with the older CHARMM22 force field for carbohydrates (Kuttel, M. et al. J. Comp. Chem. 2002, 23, 1236-1243). We find that our CHARMM and GLYCAM parameter sets yields similar results in case of properties related to the micelle structure, but differ for other properties such as the headgroup conformation or the micelle hydration. In agreement with experiments, our results show that for all model potentials the β-C12G2 micelles have a more pronounced ellipsoidal shape than those containing α anomers. The computed radius of gyration is 20.2 Å and 25.4 Å for the α- and β-anomer micelles, respectively. Finally, we show that depending on the potential the water translational diffusion of the interfacial water is 7 - 11.5 times slower than that of bulk water due to the entrapment of the water in the micelle crevices. This retardation is independent of the headgroup in α- or β- anomers. PMID:21192681

  16. Dosimetric comparison of 3-dimensional conformal and field-in-field radiotherapy techniques for the adjuvant treatment of early stage endometrial cancer.

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    Yavas, Guler; Yavas, Cagdas; Acar, Hilal; Buyukyoruk, Ahmet; Cobanoglu, Gokcen; Kerimoglu, Ozlem Secilmis; Yavas, Ozlem; Celik, Cetin

    2013-11-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare field-in-field radiotherapy (FIF) with conformal radiotherapy (CRT) in terms of dosimetric benefits for early stage endometrial cancer patients. Ten consecutive early stage endometrial cancer patients who underwent adjuvant external beam radiotherapy were included in the study. For each patient, two different treatment plans were created. FIF and CRT plans were compared for doses in the planning target volume (PTV), the organ at risk (OAR) volumes including rectum, bladder, bowel, bilateral femurs and bone marrow, the dose homogeneity index, and the monitor unit counts required for the treatment. The FIF technique significantly reduced the maximum dose of the PTV, rectum, bladder, bowel, left femur, right femur and bone marrow (p values were: 30 and >45 Gy were compared, the results were in favor of the FIF technique. The volumes of rectum, bladder, bowel, left femur, right femur and bone marrow receiving more than the prescription dose of 45 Gy were significantly reduced with FIF technique (p values were 0.016, 0.039, 0.01, 0.04, 0.037 and 0.01 respectively). The dose homogeneity index (DHI) was significantly improved with FIF technique (p radiotherapy for early stage endometrial cancer patients. Copyright © 2012 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. DeepBound: accurate identification of transcript boundaries via deep convolutional neural fields

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    Shao, Mingfu

    2017-04-20

    Motivation: Reconstructing the full- length expressed transcripts (a. k. a. the transcript assembly problem) from the short sequencing reads produced by RNA-seq protocol plays a central role in identifying novel genes and transcripts as well as in studying gene expressions and gene functions. A crucial step in transcript assembly is to accurately determine the splicing junctions and boundaries of the expressed transcripts from the reads alignment. In contrast to the splicing junctions that can be efficiently detected from spliced reads, the problem of identifying boundaries remains open and challenging, due to the fact that the signal related to boundaries is noisy and weak.

  18. A Direct Approach to Determine the External Disturbing Gravity Field by Applying Green Integral with the Ground Boundary Value

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    TIAN Jialei

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available By using the ground as the boundary, Molodensky problem usually gets the solution in form of series. Higher order terms reflect the correction between a smooth surface and the ground boundary. Application difficulties arise from not only computational complexity and stability maintenance, but also data-intensiveness. Therefore, in this paper, starting from the application of external gravity disturbance, Green formula is used on digital terrain surface. In the case of ignoring the influence of horizontal component of the integral, the expression formula of external disturbance potential determined by boundary value consisted of ground gravity anomalies and height anomaly difference are obtained, whose kernel function is reciprocal of distance and Poisson core respectively. With this method, there is no need of continuation of ground data. And kernel function is concise, and suitable for the stochastic computation of external disturbing gravity field.

  19. Finite-temperature Casimir pistons for an electromagnetic field with mixed boundary conditions and its classical limit

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    Teo, L P [Faculty of Information Technology, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Cyberjaya, 63100, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)], E-mail: lpteo@mmu.edu.my

    2009-03-13

    In this paper, the finite-temperature Casimir force acting on a two-dimensional Casimir piston due to an electromagnetic field is computed. It was found that if mixed boundary conditions are assumed on the piston and its opposite wall, then the Casimir force always tends to restore the piston toward the equilibrium position, regardless of the boundary conditions assumed on the walls transverse to the piston. In contrast, if pure boundary conditions are assumed on the piston and the opposite wall, then the Casimir force always tends to pull the piston toward the closer wall and away from the equilibrium position. The nature of the force is not affected by temperature. However, in the high-temperature regime, the magnitude of the Casimir force grows linearly with respect to temperature. This shows that the Casimir effect has a classical limit as has been observed in other literature.

  20. A Constraint on Defect and Boundary Renormalization Group Flows

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    Jensen, Kristan

    2015-01-01

    A conformal field theory (CFT) in dimension $d\\geq 3$ coupled to a planar, two-dimensional, conformal defect is characterized in part by a "central charge" $b$ that multiplies the Euler density in the defect's Weyl anomaly. For defect renormalization group flows, under which the bulk remains critical, we use reflection positivity to show that $b$ must decrease or remain constant from ultraviolet to infrared. Our result applies also to a CFT in $d=3$ flat space with a planar boundary.