SCUBA: A Camera for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Gear, W. K.; Cunningham, C. R.
We briefly describe the Submillimetre Common User Bolometer Array which has been built and is currently being tested at Edinburgh for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii. This instrument will define the state-of-the-art in submillimetre continuum astronomical instrumentation. SCUBA has 2 arrays covering a field of two and a half arcminutes simultaneously in 2 submillimetre bands, plus 3 longer wavelength individual pixels for photometry. The detectors are germanium bolometers cooled to 0.1K with a dilution fridge and all pixels are background-limited.
HARP/ACSIS: A submillimetre spectral imaging system on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Buckle, J V; Smith, H; Dent, W R F; Bell, G; Curtis, E I; Dace, R; Gibson, H; Graves, S F; Leech, J; Richer, J S; Williamson, R; Withington, S; Yassin, G; Bennett, R; Hastings, P; Laidlaw, I; Lightfoot, J F; Burgess, T; Dewdney, P E; Hovey, G; Willis, A G; Redman, R; Wooff, B; Berry, D S; Cavanagh, B; Davis, G R; Dempsey, J; Friberg, P; Jenness, T; Kackley, R; Rees, N P; Tilanus, R; Walther, C; Zwart, W; Klapwijk, T M; Kroug, M; Zijlstra, T
2009-01-01
This paper describes a new Heterodyne Array Receiver Programme (HARP) and Auto-Correlation Spectral Imaging System (ACSIS) that have recently been installed and commissioned on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). The 16-element focal-plane array receiver, operating in the submillimetre from 325 to 375 GHz, offers high (three-dimensional) mapping speeds, along with significant improvements over single-detector counterparts in calibration and image quality. Receiver temperatures are $\\sim$120 K across the whole band and system temperatures of $\\sim$300K are reached routinely under good weather conditions. The system includes a single-sideband filter so these are SSB figures. Used in conjunction with ACSIS, the system can produce large-scale maps rapidly, in one or more frequency settings, at high spatial and spectral resolution. Fully-sampled maps of size 1 square degree can be observed in under 1 hour. The scientific need for array receivers arises from the requirement for programmes to study samples of ...
Jenness, Tim; Tilanus, Remo P J; Cavanagh, Brad; Berry, David S; Leech, Jamie; Rizzi, Luca
2015-01-01
With the advent of modern multi-detector heterodyne instruments that can result in observations generating thousands of spectra per minute it is no longer feasible to reduce these data as individual spectra. We describe the automated data reduction procedure used to generate baselined data cubes from heterodyne data obtained at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. The system can automatically detect baseline regions in spectra and automatically determine regridding parameters, all without input from a user. Additionally it can detect and remove spectra suffering from transient interference effects or anomalous baselines. The pipeline is written as a set of recipes using the ORAC-DR pipeline environment with the algorithmic code using Starlink software packages and infrastructure. The algorithms presented here can be applied to other heterodyne array instruments and have been applied to data from historical JCMT heterodyne instrumentation.
The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Legacy Survey of Nearby Star-forming Regions in the Gould Belt
Ward-Thompson, D; Hatchell, J; Hogerheijde, M R; Bastien, P; Basu, S; Bonnell, I; Bowey, J; Brunt, C; Buckle, J; Butner, H; Cavanagh, B; Chrysostomou, A; Curtis, E; Davis, C J; Dent, W R F; van Dishoeck, E; Edmunds, M G; Fich, M; Fiege, J; Fissel, L; Friberg, P; Friesen, R; Frieswijk, W; Fuller, G A; Gosling, A; Graves, S; Greaves, J S; Helmich, F; Hills, R E; Holland, W S; Houde, M; Jayawardhana, R; Johnstone, D; Joncas, G; Kirk, H; Kirk, J M; Knee, L B G; Matthews, B; Matthews, H; Matzner, C; Moriarty-Schieven, G H; Naylor, D; Nutter, D; Padman, R; Plume, R; Rawlings, J M C; Redman, R O; Reid, M; Richer, J S; Shipman, R; Simpson, R J; Spaans, M; Stamatellos, D; Tsanis, Y; Viti, S; Weferling, B; White, G J; Whitworth, A P; Wouterloot, J; Yates, J; Zhu, M
2007-01-01
This paper describes a James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) legacy survey that has been awarded roughly 500 hrs of observing time to be carried out from 2007 to 2009. In this survey we will map with SCUBA-2 (Submillimetre Common User Bolometer Array 2) almost all of the well-known low-mass and intermediate-mass star-forming regions within 0.5 kpc that are accessible from the JCMT. Most of these locations are associated with the Gould Belt. From these observations we will produce a flux-limited snapshot of star formation near the Sun, providing a legacy of images, as well as point-source and extended-source catalogues, over almost 700 square degrees of sky. The resulting images will yield the first catalogue of prestellar and protostellar sources selected by submillimetre continuum emission, and should increase the number of known sources by more than an order of magnitude. We will also obtain CO maps with the array receiver HARP (Heterodyne Array Receiver Programme), in three CO isotopologues, of a large typi...
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We present large-area maps of the CO J = 3-2 emission obtained at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope for four spiral galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. We combine these data with published CO J = 1-0, 24 μm, and Hα images to measure the CO line ratios, molecular gas masses, and instantaneous gas depletion times. For three galaxies in our sample (NGC 4254, NGC 4321, and NGC 4569), we obtain molecular gas masses of 7 x 108 - 3 x 109 M sun and disk-averaged instantaneous gas depletion times of 1.1-1.7 Gyr. We argue that the CO J = 3-2 line is a better tracer of the dense star-forming molecular gas than the CO J = 1-0 line, as it shows a better correlation with the star formation rate surface density both within and between galaxies. NGC 4254 appears to have a larger star formation efficiency (smaller gas depletion time), perhaps because it is on its first passage through the Virgo Cluster. NGC 4569 shows a large-scale gradient in the gas properties traced by the CO J = 3-2/J = 1-0 line ratio, which suggests that its interaction with the intracluster medium is affecting the dense star-forming portion of the interstellar medium directly. The fourth galaxy in our sample, NGC 4579, has weak CO J = 3-2 emission despite having bright 24 μm emission; however, much of the central luminosity in this galaxy may be due to the presence of a central active galactic nucleus.
Tan, Boon-Kok; Rigopoulou, D; Warren, B E; Wilson, C D; Attewell, D; Azimlu, M; Bendo, G J; Butner, H M; Brinks, E; Chanial, P; Clements, D L; Heesen, V; Israel, F; Knapen, J H; Matthews, H E; Mortier, A M J; Mühle,; Sánchez-Gallego, J R; Tilanus, R P J; Usero, A; van der Werf, P; Zhu, M
2013-01-01
We present $^{12}$CO \\textit{J=3$\\rightarrow$2} maps of NGC 2976 and NGC 3351 obtained with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), both early targets of the JCMT Nearby Galaxy Legacy Survey (NGLS). We combine the present observations with $^{12}$CO \\textit{J=1$\\rightarrow$0} data and find that the computed $^{12}$CO \\textit{J=3$\\rightarrow$2} to $^{12}$CO \\textit{J=1$\\rightarrow$0} line ratio ($R_{31}$) agrees with values measured in other NGLS field galaxies. We compute the M$_{\\rm{H_2}}$ value and find that it is robust against the value of $R_{31}$ used. Using \\textsc{Hi} data from the The \\textsc{Hi} Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS) survey, we find a tight correlation between surface density of H$_2$ and star formation rate density for NGC 3351 when $^{12}$CO \\textit{J=3$\\rightarrow$2} data are used. Finally, we compare the $^{12}$CO \\textit{J=3$\\rightarrow$2} intensity with the PAH 8 $\\mu$m surface brightness and find a good correlation in the high surface brightness regions. We extend this study to incl...
James Clerk Maxwell: Life and science
Marston, Philip L.
2016-07-01
Maxwell's life and science are presented with an account of the progression of Maxwell's research on electromagnetic theory. This is appropriate for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, 2015. Maxwell's own confidence in his 1865 electromagnetic theory of light is examined, along with some of the difficulties he faced and the difficulties faced by some of his followers. Maxwell's interest in radiation pressure and electromagnetic stress is addressed, as well as subsequent developments. Some of Maxwell's other contributions to physics are discussed with an emphasis on the kinetic and molecular theory of gases. Maxwell's theistic perspective on science is illustrated, accompanied by examples of perspectives on Maxwell and his science provided by his peers and accounts of his interactions with those peers. Appendices examine the peer review of Maxwell's 1865 electromagnetic theory paper and the naming of the Maxwell Garnett effective media approximation and provide various supplemental perspectives. From Maxwell's publications and correspondence there is evidence he had a high regard for Michael Faraday. Examples of Maxwell's contributions to electromagnetic terminology are noted.
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Earlier this year saw the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. It is highly apt that 1979, which has been marked by further consolidation of the unified theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions and its recognition in the award of the Nobel Prize to Glashow, Salam and Weinberg, is also the centenary of the death of the great Scottish physicist who first formulated a unified theory of electric and magnetic fields. We are grateful to Abdus Salam for drawing our attention to the Maxwell anniversary
James Clerk Maxwell's class of 1856/57
Reid, John S.
2015-01-01
James Clerk Maxwell is known for his outstanding contributions to fundamental physics. These include providing the equations that govern electric and magnetic fields, establishing the basis of modern colourimetry, finding important relationships in thermodynamics, molecular science, mechanics, optics and astronomy. In his first Professorial chair in 1856 at the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen he undertook a substantial amount of teaching that laid the foundation for his later ped...
James Clerk Maxwell perspectives on his life and work
McCartney, Mark; Whitaker, Andrew
2014-01-01
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had a relatively brief, but remarkable life, lived in his beloved rural home of Glenlair, and variously in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. His scholarship also ranged wide - covering all the major aspects of Victorian natural philosophy. He was one of the most important mathematical physicists of all time, coming only after Newton and Einstein. In scientific terms his immortality is enshrined in electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations, but as this book shows, there was much more to Maxwell than electromagnetism, both in terms of his science and his wider life. Maxwell's life and contributions to science are so rich that they demand the expertise of a range of academics - physicists, mathematicians, and historians of science and literature - to do him justice. The various chapters will enable Maxwell to be seen from a range of perspectives. Chapters 1 to 4 deal with wider aspects of his life in time and place, at Aberdeen, King's College London and the Cavendish Labo...
James Clerk Maxwell's class of 1856/57
Reid, John S
2015-01-01
James Clerk Maxwell is known for his outstanding contributions to fundamental physics. These include providing the equations that govern electric and magnetic fields, establishing the basis of modern colourimetry, finding important relationships in thermodynamics, molecular science, mechanics, optics and astronomy. In his first Professorial chair in 1856 at the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen he undertook a substantial amount of teaching that laid the foundation for his later pedagogic output. This paper examines whom he taught, where his first students came from and what they did in later life, drawing material from a privately published memoir. Thumbnail portraits are included for 70% of his class. The analysis complements the usual emphasis on educational method and content. The data provide an interesting sociological survey of what Scottish University education was achieving in the middle of the 19th century and is presented as raw material for a wider enquiry.
The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell a historical and critical study
Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie
2015-01-01
In this volume Pierre Duhem first gives an overview of 19th century electricity and magnetism. Next, he applies his keen historical, philosophical, and physical intuition to critiquing Maxwell's theories, especially his electromagnetic theory of light and the ad hoc introduction of displacement current, which he considers too much a product of the "esprit de géométrie" than the "esprit de finesse," as Pascal calls it. In this book, Duhem is guided by the principle that a theory that offers contradictions, even if the theory is posed by a genius, needs to be analysed and discussed until a c
Qadir, Asghar; Mason, D. P.
2015-04-01
James Clerk Maxwell is generally regarded as the greatest contributor to the development of Physics in the time between Newton and Einstein. His most important contributions are the Kinetic Theory of Gases and Electromagnetism which is the unified theory of Electricity and Magnetism. Although his major work on Electromagnetism was published in 1865 it was read at a meeting of the Royal Society of London in 1864. The sesquicentennial of the theory correctly falls in 2014. In this article that event is celebrated. Parts of his early and professional life are described. Aspects of his many contributions are discussed but mainly we concentrate on his contributions through thermal and electromagnetic Physics.
The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell
Clerk Maxwell, James; Niven, W. D.
2011-01-01
27. On the viscosity or internal friction of air and other gases; 28. On the dynamical theory of gases; 29. On the theory of the maintenance of electric currents by mechanical work without the use of permanent magnets; 30. On the equilibrium of a spherical envelope; 31. On the best arrangement for producing a pure spectrum on a screen; 32. The construction of stereograms of surfaces; 33. On reciprocal diagrams in space and their relation to Airy's function of stress; 34. On governors; 35. Experiment in magneto-electric induction; 36. On a method of making a direct comparison of electrostatic with electromagnetic force; 37. On the cyclide; 38. On a bow seen on the surface of ice; 39. On reciprocal figures, frames, and diagrams of forces; 40. On the displacement in a case of fluid motion; 41. Address to the mathematical and physical sections of the British Association, 1870; 42. On colour-vision at different points of the retina; 43. On hills and dales; 44. Introductory lecture on experimental physics; 45. On the solution of electrical problems by the transformation of conjugate functions; 46. On the mathematical classification of physical quantities; 47. On colour vision; 48. On the geometrical mean distance of two figures on a plane; 49. On the induction of electric currents in an infinite plane sheet of uniform conductivity; 50. On the condition that, in the transformation of any figure by curvilinear co-ordinates in three dimensions, every angle in the new figure shall be equal to the corresponding angle in the original figure; 51. Reprint of Papers on electrostatics and magnetism. By Sir W. Thomson. (Review); 52. On the proof of the equations of motion of a connected system; 53. On a problem in the calculus of variations in which the solution is discontinuous; 54. On action at a distance; 55. Elements of natural philosophy. By Sir W. Thomson and P. G. Tait. (Review); 56. On the theory of a system of electrified conductors, and other physical theories involving homogeneous quadratic functions; 57. On the focal lines of a refracted pencil; 58. An Essay on the mathematical principles of physics. By Rev. James Challis. (Review); 59. On Loschmidt's experiments on diffusion in relation to the kinetic theory of gases; 60. On the final state of a system of molecules in motion subject to forces of any kind; 61. Faraday; 62. Molecules (a lecture); 63. On double refraction in a viscous fluid in motion; 64. On Hamilton's characteristic function for a narrow beam of light; 65. On the relation of geometrical optics to other parts of mathematics and physics; 66. Plateau on soap-bubbles (Review); 67. Grove's Correlation of physical forces (Review); 68. On the application of Kirchhoff's rules for electric circuits to the solution of a geometric problem; 69. Van der Waals on the continuity of the gaseous and liquid states; 70. On the centre of motion of the eye; 71. On the dynamical evidence of the molecular constitution of bodies (a lecture); 72. On the application of Hamilton's characteristic function to the theory of an optical instrument symmetrical about its axis; 73. Atom; 74. Attraction; 75. On Bow's method of drawing diagrams in graphical statics with illustrations from Peaucellier's Linkage; 76. On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances; 77. Diffusion of gases through absorbing substances; 78. General considerations concerning scientific apparatus; 79. Instruments connected with fluids; 80. Whewell's Writing and correspondence (Review); 81. On Ohm's Law; 82. On the protection of buildings from lightning; 83. Capillary action; 84. Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand Helmholtz; 85. On a paradox in the theory of attraction; 86. On approximate multiple integration between limits by summation; 87. On the unpublished electrical papers of the Hon. Henry Cavendish; 88. Constitution of bodies; 89. Diffusion; 90. Diagrams; 91. Tait's Thermo
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Eisenberg, Bob
2016-01-01
Charges are everywhere because most atoms are charged. Chemical bonds are formed by electrons with their charge. Charges move and interact according to Maxwell's equations in space and in atoms where the equations of electrodynamics are embedded in Schroedinger's equation as the potential. Maxwell's equations are universal, valid inside atoms and between stars from times much shorter than those of atomic motion (0.1 femtoseconds) to years (32 mega-seconds). Maxwell's equations enforce the conservation of current. Analysis shows that the electric field can take on whatever value is needed to ensure conservation of current. The properties of matter rearrange themselves to satisfy Maxwell's equations and conservation of current. Conservation of current is as universal as Maxwell's equations themselves. Yet equations of electrodynamics find little place in the literature of material physics, chemistry, or biochemistry. Kinetic models of chemistry and Markov treatments of atomic motion are ordinary differential eq...
Kinsler, Paul; Thio, Timothy C Y; Trant, Claire; Kandapper, Navin
2012-01-01
Most of us will have at some time thrown a pebble into water, and watched the ripples spread outwards and fade away. But now there is a way to reverse the process, and make those ripples turn around and reconverge again, ... and again, and again. To do this we have designed the Maxwell's Fishpond, a water wave or "Tranformation Aquatics" version of the Maxwell's Fisheye lens [Tyc et al. 2011, Luneberg 1964] that is now well-known from transformation optics. These are transformation devices where wave propagation on the surface of a sphere is not modelled on an actual sphere, but in a flat device with carefully designed spatially varying properties. And just as for rays from a point source on a sphere, a wave disturbance in a Maxwell's Fisheye or Fishpond spreads out at first, but then reforms itself at its opposing point in the device. Here we show how such a device can be made for water waves, partly in friendly competition with comparable electromagnetic devices [Ma et al. 2011] and partly as an accessible ...
Cashier/Accounts Receivable Clerk Exploration.
Portsmouth City School Board, VA.
The student materials present exercises designed to simulate the job performed by a cashier/accounts receivable clerk. The content of the course covers job instructions, writing receipts, proving cash, customer accounts, preparing statements, and schedule of accounts receivable. Also included in the document are a pretest and post test for the…
An Analysis of the Payroll Clerking Occupation.
Peal, Sharyn; Rose, Virginia
The general purpose of the occupational analysis is to provide workable, basic information dealing with the many and varied duties performed in the payroll clerk occupation. The document opens with a brief introduction followed by a job description. The bulk of the document is presented in table form. Ten duties are broken down into a number of…
The contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to electrical science
Tricker, R A R
1966-01-01
The Contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to Electrical Science deals with the development of electromagnetic theory following the establishment of the basis for the first law of circulation relating to the magnetic fields generated by steady currents. This book is organized into two parts encompassing nine chapters that specifically treat the provision of the basis for the second law of circulation, the law that deals with the induction of currents, which was predominantly the work of British physicists, Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell. Part I highlights their life, career, and contri
Maxwell: A new vision of the world
Maystre, Daniel
2014-05-01
The paper outlines the crucial contributions of James Clerk Maxwell to Physics and more generally to our vision of the world. He achieved 150 years ago a synthesis of the pioneering works in magnetostatics, electrostatics, induction and, by introducing the notion of displacement current, gave birth to Electromagnetics. Then, he deduced the existence of electromagnetic waves and identified light as one of them. Maxwell equations deeply changed a Newtonian conception of the world based on particle interactions by pointing out the vital role of waves in physics. This new conception had a strong influence on the development of quantum physics. Finally, the invariance of light velocity in Galilean frames led to Lorentz transformations, a key step toward the theory of relativity. Par ailleurs, les équations de Maxwell ont profondément changé une conception du monde newtonienne basée sur l'interaction entre particules en révélant le rôle essentiel des ondes en physique, ce qui eut une influence déterminante sur le développement de la physique quantique. Enfin, l'invariance de la vitesse de la lumière dans les repères galiléens a entraîné la découverte des transformations de Lorentz, une étape capitale vers la théorie de la relativité.
RESOLVING THE INNER JET STRUCTURE OF 1924-292 WITH THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE
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Lu Rusen; Fish, Vincent L.; Doeleman, Sheperd S. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haystack Observatory, Route 40, Westford, MA 01886 (United States); Weintroub, Jonathan; Moran, James M.; Primiani, Rurik; Young, Ken H. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Bower, Geoffrey C.; Plambeck, Richard; Wright, Melvyn [Department of Astronomy, Radio Astronomy Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Freund, Robert; Marrone, Daniel P. [Arizona Radio Observatory, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 (United States); Friberg, Per; Tilanus, Remo P. J. [James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Joint Astronomy Centre, 660 North A' ohoku Place, University Park, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Ho, Paul T. P.; Inoue, Makoto [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Honma, Mareki; Oyama, Tomoaki [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osawa 2-21-1, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Krichbaum, Thomas P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Shen Zhiqiang, E-mail: rslu@haystack.mit.edu [Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); and others
2012-09-20
We present the first 1.3 mm (230 GHz) very long baseline interferometry model image of an active galactic nucleus (AGN) jet using closure phase techniques with a four-element array. The model image of the quasar 1924-292 was obtained with four telescopes at three observatories: the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the Arizona Radio Observatory's Submillimeter Telescope in Arizona, and two telescopes of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy in California in 2009 April. With the greatly improved resolution compared with previous observations and robust closure phase measurement, the inner jet structure of 1924-292 was spatially resolved. The inner jet extends to the northwest along a position angle of -53 Degree-Sign at a distance of 0.38 mas from the tentatively identified core, in agreement with the inner jet structure inferred from lower frequencies, and making a position angle difference of {approx}80 Degree-Sign with respect to the centimeter jet. The size of the compact core is 0.15 pc with a brightness temperature of 1.2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 11} K. Compared with those measured at lower frequencies, the low brightness temperature may argue in favor of the decelerating jet model or particle-cascade models. The successful measurement of closure phase paves the way for imaging and time resolving Sgr A* and nearby AGNs with the Event Horizon Telescope.
Falconer, Isobel
2016-01-01
In 1877 James Clerk Maxwell and his student Donald McAlister refined Henry Cavendish's 1773 null experiment demonstrating the absence of electric charge inside a charged conductor. Such absence of charge was a mathematical prediction of the inverse square law, and both Cavendish and Maxwell took the experiment as verifying the law. However, Maxwell had previously expressed absolute conviction in the law, based on results of Faraday's. So what was the value to Maxwell of replicating Cavendish's experiment? This paper examines the mathematical and instrumental contexts of Maxwell's experiment. It situates the experiment in an assessment of the status of the inverse square law in the 1870s based on textbooks, Maxwell's drive to develop both an electrical programme and a "doctrine of method", and an investigation of the understanding of null methods in the 1870s. It demonstrates that he had previously shifted the evidential context of Faraday's work to suit his aims. It concludes that the experiment served both a...
Drake, James
2010-11-01
Solar and stellar flares, substorms in the Earth's magnetosphere, and disruptions in laboratory fusion experiments are driven by the explosive release of magnetic energy through the process of magnetic reconnection. During reconnection oppositely directed magnetic fields break and cross-connect. The resulting magnetic slingshots convert magnetic energy into high velocity flows, thermal energy and energetic particles. A major scientific challenge has been the multi-scale nature of the problem: a narrow boundary layer, ``the dissipation region,'' breaks field lines and controls the release of energy in a macroscale system. Significant progress has been made on fundamental questions such as how magnetic energy is released so quickly and why the release occurs as an explosion. At the small spatial scales of the dissipation region the motion of electrons and ions decouples, the MHD description breaks down and whistler and kinetic Alfven dynamics drives reconnection. The dispersive property of these waves leads to fast reconnection, insensitive to system size and weakly dependent on dissipation, consistent with observations. The evidence for these waves during reconnection in the magnetosphere and the laboratory is compelling. The role of turbulence within the dissipation region in the form of ``secondary islands'' or as a source of anomalous resistivity continues to be explored. A large fraction of the magnetic energy released during reconnection appears in the form of energetic electrons and protons -- up to 50% or more during solar flares. The mechanism for energetic particle production during magnetic reconnection has remained a mystery. Models based on reconnection at a single large x-line are incapable of producing the large numbers of energetic electrons seen in observations. Scenarios based on particle acceleration in a multi-x-line environment are more promising. In such models a link between the energy gain of electrons and the magnetic energy released, a requirement to explain the observations, has been established. The talk will review key observational data and emphasize basic physical principles to introduce the topic to the non-specialist.[4pt] Thanks to the many colleagues who have contributed to this work. This work was supported by DOE, NASA and NSF.
Organ donation knowledge, willingness, and beliefs of motor vehicle clerks.
Rodrigue, James R; Fleishman, Aaron; Fitzpatrick, Sean; Boger, Matthew
2014-11-27
Motor vehicle (MV) clerks are at the epicenter of organ donor registration. We show that MV clerks (n = 225) in two northeastern states have knowledge gaps and negative beliefs about organ donation. A majority believe it may be possible to buy organs on the black market (81%) and that recovery from brain death is possible (65%), whereas nearly half believe that doctors might not work as hard to save the life of a registered donor (46%). Organ procurement organizations should conduct formal educational programming with MV staff, considering their prominent role in the donor registration process. PMID:25222015
A clerking tool for the patient record system.
McDermott, D; Heathfield, H; Kirby, J
1995-01-01
1. BACKGROUND. The goal of the PEN&PAD (Elderly Care) project is to develop a patient record system to assist the many different professionals that care for patients in a hospital setting. At the core of the project is the use of structured data which can be reused in a variety of ways--both within the system for further manipulation and display, and externally for auditing and statistical purposes. To accommodate these needs, a compositional method of data entry called Structured Data Entry (SDE) was used in this application. SDE was developed in an earlier project PEN&PAD (GP)(1). Our application utilizes a network representation of the medical semantics that can be queried to obtain what is sensible to "say" about a particular concept. This functionality is contained within a separate application known as the Terminology Server (TeS), which has been developed within the GALEN project (2). The client application (the patient record system) requests information from the TeS which can then be used to produce compositional data entry forms that require the user to choose values for given attributes (e.g., if information pertaining to chest pain were being recorded, the attribute 'location' and a choice of possible values i.e., 'left' 'right' and 'bilateral' might appear on the form). Given the importance of capturing clinical information in a highly structured format, SDE is a valuable tool. However, its long term success depends on a very comprehensive model of the medical terminology corpus. This component is currently being studied by the GALEN team. 2. CURRENT WORK. We are developing a clerking tool to be used to create records for the newly admitted patient. The clinician seeks to identify a patient's problems based on physical examination and information obtained through conversation with the patient. Patients are usually admitted with a presenting complaint and obtaining more information about this complaint is an important part of the clerking process. While
Maxwell, Gravitation, and Hodge
Sattinger, D H
2013-01-01
Since Einstein's fundamental paper of 1915, gravitation has been synonymous with General Relativitiy, while theories based on Lorentz invariance have been dismissed as formal analogies. Consequently modern cosmology focusses exclusively on Einstein's geometric theory, which is unnecessarily cumbersome in regions of weak fields, while Maxwell's equations are far more tractable. It is shown here that Maxwell's equations are an {\\it artifact} of Hodge theory, geometric in nature, independent of any specific physical mechanisms, and valid for any force field, attractive or repulsive, generated by a material density and current. In particular, Maxwell's equations apply to weak gravitational fields -- those in Minkowski space-time. Classical analysis and linear partial differential equations therefore have a role to play in modern problems in cosmology. The gravitational field generated by the rotation of a spherical body is computed explicitly using a multipole expansion; and the method is compared with the Lense-...
Obtaining Maxwell's equations heuristically
Diener, Gerhard; Weissbarth, Jürgen; Grossmann, Frank; Schmidt, Rüdiger
2013-02-01
Starting from the experimental fact that a moving charge experiences the Lorentz force and applying the fundamental principles of simplicity (first order derivatives only) and linearity (superposition principle), we show that the structure of the microscopic Maxwell equations for the electromagnetic fields can be deduced heuristically by using the transformation properties of the fields under space inversion and time reversal. Using the experimental facts of charge conservation and that electromagnetic waves propagate with the speed of light, together with Galilean invariance of the Lorentz force, allows us to finalize Maxwell's equations and to introduce arbitrary electrodynamics units naturally.
Maxwell's hypothesis reconsidered
Satheesh, S
2015-01-01
Maxwell's derivaion of the distributions of the velocities of molecules is based on the assumption that the velocity components in the three mutualy orthogonal directions are independent. Here we note that his assumption, the phase space is isotropic, in fact nullifies the effect of a variety of dependencies among the velocity componenets. Thus we can do away with the independence assumption. Further, we observe that his conclusion regarding distribution of the velocity components (Gaussian) remains true under a set of weaker assumptions.
Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics
Brück, M. T.
2008-03-01
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Family background in County Cork; 2. Ireland and Italy; 3. London, the literary scene; 4. The History of Astronomy; 5. A circle of astronomers; 6. A visit to South Africa; 7. The System of the Stars; 8. Social life in scientific circles; 9. Homer, the Herschels and a revised History; 10. The opinion moulder; 11. Popularisation, cryogenics and evolution; 12. Problems in Astrophysics; 13. Women in astronomy in Britain in Agnes Clerke's time; 14. Revised System of the Stars; 15. Cosmogonies, cosmology and Nature's spiritual clues; 16. Last days and retrospect; 17. Epilogue; Notes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
7 CFR 15f.8 - What does the Docketing Clerk do with my Section 741 Complaint Request?
2010-01-01
... My Complaint Informally With OCR? § 15f.8 What does the Docketing Clerk do with my Section 741 Complaint Request? All Section 741 Complaint Requests docketed by the OCR Docketing Clerk will be...
20 CFR 501.8 - Clerk of the Office of the Appellate Boards; docket of proceedings; records.
2010-04-01
... Boards is located at 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. The Office of the Clerk is open... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Clerk of the Office of the Appellate Boards... BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RULES OF PROCEDURE § 501.8 Clerk of the Office of the Appellate...
James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics Talk: On Nonlinear Physics of Shear Alfv'en Waves
Chen, Liu
2012-10-01
Shear Alfv'en Waves (SAW) are electromagnetic oscillations prevalent in laboratory and nature magnetized plasmas. Due to its anisotropic propagation property, it is well known that the linear wave propagation and dispersiveness of SAW are fundamentally affected by plasma nonuniformities and magnetic field geometries; for example, the existence of continuous spectrum, spectral gaps, and discrete eigenmodes in toroidal plasmas. This talk will discuss the crucial roles that nonuniformity and geometry could also play in the physics of nonlinear SAW interactions. More specifically, the focus will be on the Alfv'enic state and its breaking up by finite compressibility, non-ideal kinetic effects, and geometry. In the case of compressibility, finite ion-Larmor-radius effects are shown to qualitatively and quantitatively modify the three-wave parametric decays via the ion-sound perturbations. In the case of geometry, the spontaneous excitation of zonal structures by toroidal Alfv'en eigenmodes is investigated; demonstrating that, for realistic tokamak geometries, zonal current dominates over zonal flow. [4pt] Present address: Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
Some Variations on Maxwell's Equations
Ascoli, G A; Ascoli, Giorgio A.; Goldin, Gerald A.
2006-01-01
In the first sections of this article, we discuss two variations on Maxwell's equations that have been introduced in earlier work---a class of nonlinear Maxwell theories with well-defined Galilean limits (and correspondingly generalized Yang-Mills equations), and a linear modification motivated by the coupling of the electromagnetic potential with a certain nonlinear Schroedinger equation. In the final section, revisiting an old idea of Lorentz, we write Maxwell's equations for a theory in which the electrostatic force of repulsion between like charges differs fundamentally in magnitude from the electrostatic force of attraction between unlike charges. We elaborate on Lorentz' description by means of electric and magnetic field strengths, whose governing equations separate into two fully relativistic Maxwell systems---one describing ordinary electromagnetism, and the other describing a universally attractive or repulsive long-range force. If such a force cannot be ruled out {\\it a priori\\/} by known physical ...
A pilot randomised controlled trial of medical versus nurse clerking for minor surgery
Rushforth, H.; Bliss, A.; BURGE, D.; Glasper, E. A.
2000-01-01
BACKGROUND—Nurse led clerking is currently practiced in a growing number of UK centres, but there is a paucity of evidence to underpin the safety of this innovation. AIM—To assess the safety of nurse led clerking in paediatric day case and minor surgery. METHODS—Children aged 3 months to 15 years were randomly assigned to clerking by either a nurse or a senior house officer (SHO) (resident). All children were then independently reassessed by a specialist registrar anaestheti...
The Critical Role of Clerks in the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Solimeo, Samantha L; Stewart, Greg L; Rosenthal, Gary E
2016-07-01
Research evaluating the effectiveness, function, and implementation of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) has found major socioprofessional transformations and contributions of primary care physicians and, to a lesser degree, nurses. Our longitudinal ethnographic research with teams implementing PCMH in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care identifies the important but largely underutilized contributions of clerks to PCMH outcomes. Although the relationship of high-performing clerical staff to patient satisfaction is widely acknowledged, PCMH can be further enhanced by enabling clerks to use administrative tasks as conduits for investing in long-term personalized relationships with patients that foster trust in the PCMH and the broader health care organization. Such relationships are engendered through the care-coordination activities clerks perform, which may be bolstered by organizational investment in clerks as skilled health care team members. PMID:27401428
Maxwell stresses and dielectric materials
Kloos, Gerhard
2008-01-01
Electrostatic stresses are a fascinating field where materials science, continuum mechanics and electrical engineering all come together. This is one of the reasons why the study of these so-called Maxwell stresses is so interesting.This treatment of electrostatic Maxwell stresses is restricted to the macroscopic description of the phenomenon, but an attempt is made to provide readers with methods and results which will allow them to deal with cases of low material symmetry, as well as with the effect of viscoelasticity upon the material response. Non-standard orientation of the material samp
Faraday, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field how two men revolutionized physics
Forbes, Nancy
2014-01-01
The story of two brilliant nineteenth-century scientists who discovered the electromagnetic field, laying the groundwork for the amazing technological and theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth century Two of the boldest and most creative scientists of all time were Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). This is the story of how these two men - separated in age by forty years - discovered the existence of the electromagnetic field and devised a radically new theory which overturned the strictly mechanical view of the world that had prevailed since Newton's time. The authors, veteran science writers with special expertise in physics and engineering, have created a lively narrative that interweaves rich biographical detail from each man's life with clear explanations of their scientific accomplishments. Faraday was an autodidact, who overcame class prejudice and a lack of mathematical training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skil...
Hydrodynamics for inelastic Maxwell model
Hayakawa, Hisao
2002-01-01
Hydrodynamic equations for an inelastic Maxwell model are derived from the inelastic Boltzmann equation based on a systematic Chapman-Enskog perturbative scheme. Transport coefficients appear in Navier-Stokes order have been determined as a function of the restitution coefficient $e$, which cannot be defined for small $e$ as a result of the high energy tail of the velocity distribution function obeying a power law. The dispersion relations for the linearized equation around a homogeneous cool...
Introduction of New Clinical Clerks to Nursing Procedures and the Ward Laboratory
Kunin, Calvin M.; DeGrott, Jane
1975-01-01
The quality of patient care suffers because of the intellectual separatism that exists among medical, nursing, and other professions. Description of an attempt to introduce knowledge of selected nursing and laboratory skills to third-quarter clinical clerks. (Author/PG)
28 CFR 543.16 - Other paralegals, clerks, and legal assistants.
2010-07-01
... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Other paralegals, clerks, and legal assistants. 543.16 Section 543.16 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE... may require each assistant to fill out and sign a personal history statement and a pledge to abide...
Responding to New Needs. The Training of Housing Repair Clerks. FEU/PICKUP Project Report.
Brion, Marion; Griggs, Norman
Developers of a seven-day training course for British housing repair clerks offered at Tottenham College of Technology (London, England) reached the following conclusions: (1) such courses should be run "in house" for a particular employer, because job content varies widely; (2) the communications and technical activities in the course should be…
New family of Maxwell like algebras
Concha, P.K.; Durka, R.; Merino, N.; Rodríguez, E. K.
2016-01-01
We introduce an alternative way of closing Maxwell like algebras. We show, through a suitable change of basis, that resulting algebras are given by the direct sums of the AdS and the Maxwell algebras already known in the literature. Casting the result into the S-expansion method framework ensures the straightaway construction of the gravity theories based on a found enlargement.
New family of Maxwell like algebras
Concha, P. K.; Durka, R.; Merino, N.; Rodríguez, E. K.
2016-08-01
We introduce an alternative way of closing Maxwell like algebras. We show, through a suitable change of basis, that resulting algebras are given by the direct sums of the AdS and the Maxwell algebras already known in the literature. Casting the result into the S-expansion method framework ensures the straightaway construction of the gravity theories based on a found enlargement.
Maxwell superalgebras and Abelian semigroup expansion
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The Abelian semigroup expansion is a powerful and simple method to derive new Lie algebras from a given one. Recently it was shown that the S-expansion of so(3,2) leads us to the Maxwell algebra M. In this paper we extend this result to superalgebras, by proving that different choices of abelian semigroups S lead to interesting D=4 Maxwell Superalgebras. In particular, the minimal Maxwell superalgebra sM and the N-extended Maxwell superalgebra sM(N) recently found by the Maurer–Cartan expansion procedure, are derived alternatively as an S-expansion of osp(4|N). Moreover, we show that new minimal Maxwell superalgebras type sMm+2 and their N-extended generalization can be obtained using the S-expansion procedure
An axiomatic approach to Maxwell's equations
Heras, José A
2016-01-01
This paper suggests an axiomatic approach to Maxwell's equations. The basis of this approach is a theorem formulated for two sets of functions localized in space and time. If each set satisfies a continuity equation then the theorem provides an integral representation for each function. A corollary of this theorem yields Maxwell's equations with magnetic monopoles. It is pointed out that the causality principle and the conservation of electric and magnetic charges are the most fundamental physical axioms underlying these equations. Another application of the corollary yields Maxwell's equations in material media. The theorem is also formulated in the Minkowski space-time and applied to obtain the covariant form of Maxwell's equations with magnetic monopoles and the covariant form of Maxwell's equations in material media. The approach makes use of the infinite-space Green function of the wave equation and is therefore suitable for an advanced course in electrodynamics.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
This pamphlet describes the Space Telescope, an unmanned multi-purpose telescope observatory planned for launch into orbit by the Space Shuttle in the 1980s. The unique capabilities of this telescope are detailed, the major elements of the telescope are described, and its proposed mission operations are outlined. (CS)
The Dust and Gas Content of a Disk Around Young Star HR 4796A
Mannings, V.; Greaves, J.; Holland, W.
1999-01-01
We have used the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii to search at submillimeter wavelengths for continuum emission from dust, and spectral line emission from carbon monoxide (CO) gas, in the neighborhood of HR 4796A.
A quantum-mechanical Maxwell's demon
Lloyd, S
1997-01-01
A Maxwell's demon is a device that gets information and trades it in for thermodynamic advantage, in apparent (but not actual) contradiction to the second law of thermodynamics. Quantum-mechanical versions of Maxwell's demon exhibit features that classical versions do not: in particular, a device that gets information about a quantum system disturbs it in the process. In addition, the information produced by quantum measurement acts as an additional source of thermodynamic inefficiency. This paper investigates the properties of quantum-mechanical Maxwell's demons, and proposes experimentally realizable models of such devices.
N=1 Supergravity and Maxwell superalgebras
Concha, P K
2014-01-01
We present the construction of the $D=4$ supergravity action from the minimal Maxwell superalgebra $s\\mathcal{M}_{4}$, which can be derived from the $\\mathfrak{osp}\\left( 4|1\\right) $ superalgebra by applying the abelian semigroup expansion procedure. We show that $N=1$, $D=4$ pure supergravity can be obtained alternatively as the MacDowell-Mansouri like action built from the curvatures of the Maxwell superalgebra $s\\mathcal{M}_{4}$. We extend this result to all minimal Maxwell superalgebras type $s\\mathcal{M}_{m+2}$. The invariance under supersymmetry transformations is also analized.
Green`s function of Maxwell`s equations and corresponding implications for iterative methods
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Singer, B.S. [Macquarie Univ., Sydney (Australia); Fainberg, E.B. [Inst. of Physics of the Earth, Moscow (Russian Federation)
1996-12-31
Energy conservation law imposes constraints on the norm and direction of the Hilbert space vector representing a solution of Maxwell`s equations. In this paper, we derive these constrains and discuss the corresponding implications for the Green`s function of Maxwell`s equations in a dissipative medium. It is shown that Maxwell`s equations can be reduced to an integral equation with a contracting kernel. The equation can be solved using simple iterations. Software based on this algorithm have successfully been applied to a wide range of problems dealing with high contrast models. The matrix corresponding to the integral equation has a well defined spectrum. The equation can be symmetrized and solved using different approaches, for instance one of the conjugate gradient methods.
Cosmic tests of Maxwell's equations. I
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Maxwell's equations are usually assumed for cosmic electrodynamics, although they have not been adequately tested and shown to be applicable. Tradition is the main justification for using them. Other electromagnetic theories exist which are of similar antiquity to Maxwell's theory; they have been thoroughly tested for laboratory and terrestrial physics and shown to have consequences indistinguishable from Maxwell's equations for phenomena that occur on these scales. But Maxwell's equations and the alternative theories can provide fundamentally different descriptions of cosmic phenomena. In this paper the possibility that the photon has a non-zero rest mass is examined. In part II of the series it is intended to examine the evidence for the existence of magnetic monopoles. (Auth.)
Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plan
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Comprehensive Conservation Plan CCP was written to guide management on Maxwell NWR for the next 15 years. This plan outlines the Refuge vision and purpose and...
The stationary Maxwell-Dirac equations
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The Maxwell-Dirac equations are the equations for electronic matter, the 'classical' theory underlying QED. The system combines the Dirac equations with the Maxwell equations sourced by the Dirac current. A stationary Maxwell-Dirac system has ψ = e-iEtφ, with φ independent of t. The system is said to be isolated if the dependent variables obey quite weak regularity and decay conditions. In this paper, we prove the following strong localization result for isolated, stationary Maxwell-Dirac systems, - there are no embedded eigenvalues in the essential spectrum, i.e. -m ≤ E ≤ m; - if vertical bar E vertical bar < m then the Dirac field decays exponentially as vertical bar x vertical bar → ∞; - if vertical bar E vertical bar = m then the system is 'asymptotically' static and decays exponentially if the total charge is non-zero
MAXWELL3, 3-D FEM Electromagnetism
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1 - Description of program or function: MAXWELL3 is a linear, time domain, finite element code designed for simulation of electromagnetic fields interacting with three-dimensional objects. The simulation region is discretized into 6-sided, 8-nodded elements which need not form a logically regular grid. Scatterers may be perfectly conducting or dielectric. Restart capability and a Muer-type radiating boundary are included. MAXWELL3 can be run in a two-dimensional mode or on infinitesimally thin geometries. The output of time histories on surfaces, or shells, in addition to volumes, is allowed. Two post-processors are included - HIST2XY, which splits the MAXWELL3 history file into simple xy data files, and FFTABS, which performs fast Fourier transformations on the xy data. 2 - Method of solution: The numerical method requires that the model be discretized with a mesh generator. MAXWELL3 then uses the mesh and computes the time domain electric and magnetic fields by integrating Maxwell's divergence-free curl equations over time. The output from MAXWELL3 can then be used with a post-processor to get the desired information in a graphical form. The explicit time integration is done with a leap-frog technique that alternates evaluating the electric and magnetic fields at half time steps. This allows for centered time differencing accurate in second order. The algorithm is naturally robust and requires no parameters. 3 - Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: MAXWELL3 has no mesh generation capabilities. Anisotropic, nonlinear, and magnetic materials cannot be modeled. Material interfaces only account for dielectric changes and neglect any surface charges that would be present at the surface of a partially conducting material. The radiation boundary algorithm is only accurate for normally incident fields and becomes less accurate as the angle of incidence increases. Thus, only models using scattered fields should use the radiation boundary. This limits MAXWELL3's
On fictitious domain formulations for Maxwell's equations
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Dahmen, W.; Jensen, Torben Klint; Urban, K.
2003-01-01
We consider fictitious domain-Lagrange multiplier formulations for variational problems in the space H(curl: Omega) derived from Maxwell's equations. Boundary conditions and the divergence constraint are imposed weakly by using Lagrange multipliers. Both the time dependent and time harmonic formu...... formulations of the Maxwell's equations are considered. and we derive well-posed formulations for both cases. The variational problem that arises can be discretized by functions that do not satisfy an a-priori divergence constraint....
Maxwell's equations of electrodynamics an explanation
Ball, David W
2012-01-01
Maxwell's Equations of Electrodynamics: An Explanation is a concise discussion of Maxwell's four equations of electrodynamics - the fundamental theory of electricity, magnetism, and light. It guides readers step-by-step through the vector calculus and development of each equation. Pictures and diagrams illustrate what the equations mean in basic terms. The book not only provides a fundamental description of our universe but also explains how these equations predict the fact that light is better described as "electromagnetic radiation."
Information Thermodynamics: Maxwell's Demon in Nonequilibrium Dynamics
Sagawa, Takahiro; Ueda, Masahito
2011-01-01
We review theory of information thermodynamics which incorporates effects of measurement and feedback into nonequilibrium thermodynamics of a small system, and discuss how the second law of thermodynamics should be extended for such situations. We address the issue of the maximum work that can be extracted from the system in the presence of a feedback controller (Maxwell's demon) and provide a few illustrative examples. We also review a recent experiment that realized a Maxwell's demon based ...
Are Maxwell's equations Lorentz-covariant?
Redzic, D V
2016-01-01
The statement that Maxwell's electrodynamics in vacuum is already covariant under Lorentz transformations is commonplace in the literature. We analyse the actual meaning of that statement and demonstrate that Maxwell's equations are perfectly fit to be Lorentz-covariant; they become Lorentz-covariant if we construct to be so, by postulating certain transformation properties of field functions. In Aristotelian terms, the covariance is a plain potentiality, but not necessarily entelechy.
Carr, J
2002-01-01
This review presents the scientific objectives and status of Neutrino Telescope Projects. The science program of these projects covers: neutrino astronomy, dark matter searches and measurements of neutrino oscillations. The two neutrino telescopes in operation: AMANDA and BAIKAL will be described together with the ANTARES neutrino telescope being built in the Mediterranean. (18 refs).
Magnetic monopoles, Galilean invariance, and Maxwell's equations
Crawford, Frank S.
1992-02-01
Maxwell's equations have space reserved for magnetic monopoles. Whether or not they exist in our part of the universe, monopoles provide a useful didactic tool to help us recognize relations among Maxwell's equations less easily apparent in the approach followed by many introductory textbooks, wherein Coulomb's law, Biot and Savart's law, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, Maxwell's displacement current, etc., are introduced independently, ``as demanded by experiment.'' Instead a conceptual path that deduces all of Maxwell's equations from the near-minimal set of assumptions: (a) Inertial frames exist, in which Newton's laws hold, to a first approximation; (b) the laws of electrodynamics are Galilean invariant-i.e., they have the same form in every inertial frame, to a first approximation; (c) magnetic poles (as well as the usual electric charges) exist; (d) the complete Lorentz force on an electric charge is known; (e) the force on a monopole at rest is known; (f) the Coulomb-like field produced by a resting electric charge and by a resting monopole are known. Everything else is deduced. History is followed in the assumption that Newtonian mechanics have been discovered, but not special relativity. (Only particle velocities v<
Magnetic monopoles, Galilean invariance, and Maxwell's equations
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Maxwell's equations have space reserved for magnetic monopoles. Whether or not they exist in our part of the universe, monopoles provide a useful didactic tool to help us recognize relations among Maxwell's equations less easily apparent in the approach followed by many introductory textbooks, wherein Coulomb's law, Biot and Savart's law, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, Maxwell's displacement current, etc., are introduced independently, ''as demanded by experiment.'' Instead a conceptual path that deduces all of Maxwell's equations from the near-minimal set of assumptions: (a) Inertial frames exist, in which Newton's laws hold, to a first approximation; (b) the laws of electrodynamics are Galilean invariant---i.e., they have the same form in every inertial frame, to a first approximation; (c) magnetic poles (as well as the usual electric charges) exist; (d) the complete Lorentz force on an electric charge is known; (e) the force on a monopole at rest is known; (f) the Coulomb-like field produced by a resting electric charge and by a resting monopole are known. Everything else is deduced. History is followed in the assumption that Newtonian mechanics have been discovered, but not special relativity. (Only particle velocities v much-lt c are considered.) This ends up with Maxwell's equations (Maxwell did not need special relativity, so why should we,) but facing Einstein's paradox, the solution of which is encapsulated in the Einstein velocity-addition formula
Modified Maxwell equations in quantum electrodynamics
Harmuth, Henning F; Meffert, Beate
2001-01-01
Divergencies in quantum field theory referred to as "infinite zero-point energy" have been a problem for 70 years. Renormalization has always been considered an unsatisfactory remedy. In 1985 it was found that Maxwell's equations generally do not have solutions that satisfy the causality law. An additional term for magnetic dipole currents corrected this shortcoming. Rotating magnetic dipoles produce magnetic dipole currents, just as rotating electric dipoles in a material like barium titanate produce electric dipole currents. Electric dipole currents were always part of Maxwell's equations. T
Generalized Maxwell equations and charge conservation censorship
Modanese, G
2016-01-01
The Aharonov-Bohm electrodynamics is a generalization of Maxwell theory with reduced gauge invariance. It allows to couple the electromagnetic field to a charge which is not locally conserved, and has an additional degree of freedom, the scalar field $S=\\partial_\\alpha A^\\alpha$, usually interpreted as a longitudinal wave component. By re-formulating the theory in a compact Lagrangian formalism, we are able to eliminate $S$ explicitly from the dynamics and we obtain generalized Maxwell equation with interesting properties: they give $\\partial_\\mu F^{\\mu \
Maxwell-Chern-Simons Theory With Boundary
Blasi, A; Magnoli, N; Storace, S
2010-01-01
The Maxwell-Chern-Simons (MCS) theory with planar boundary is considered. The boundary is introduced according to Symanzik's basic principles of locality and separability. A method of investigation is proposed, which, avoiding the straight computation of correlators, is appealing for situations where the computation of propagators, modified by the boundary, becomes quite complex. For MCS theory, the outcome is that a unique solution exists, in the form of chiral conserved currents, satisfying a Kac-Mody algebra, whose central charge does not depend on the Maxwell term.
Ramos, Mauro Cunha; da Silva, Rodrigo D Correa; Gobbato, Ricardo O; da Rocha, Felipe Civeira; de Lucca Júnior, Giusepe; Vissoky, Jacques; Cestari, Tania; Filgueiras, Absalom
2004-05-01
STDs are a significant public health problem in Brazil. A primary control strategy is the immediate treatment of symptomatic individuals. When services are unavailable, STD patients seek care in alternative settings. Probably the most frequently used settings are commercial pharmacies, where pharmacy clerks provide treatment, although Brazilian law prohibits selling antibiotics without prescription. Our objective was to evaluate prescribing practices by pharmacy clerks for STDs. We performed a cross-sectional study. Trained medical students visited 62 pharmacies in the city of Porto Alegre during March 2002. These were randomly chosen from a list of 863 registered pharmacies. The students presented to the pharmacy complaining of dysuria and urethral discharge. After obtaining a prescription, or not, they asked for additional instructions to be followed. Immediately after leaving the premises, the instructions were anonymously recorded. Of the 62 pharmacies visited, a clerk in 56 (90.3%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 80.1%-96.4%) provided a prescription. Most frequently prescribed drugs were ampicillin with probenecide (29/51.8%) and rosoxacin (11/19.6%). Ministry of Health-recommended treatment was not suggested by any of the clerks. Forty-six additional recommendations were given. The use of condoms was the most frequent additional advice (42/46). Prescribing by pharmacy clerks is very prevalent in Porto Alegre. This may represent a lost opportunity for more comprehensive prevention effort (counselling, partner management, and diagnosing other STDs). Additionally, the most frequently prescribed drugs are not recommended by international or national health authorities for treatment of STDs, and none of these drugs covers chlamydia. We conclude that pharmacy clerks are a potentially important source of STD treatment and control but that their practices are in need of vast improvement. PMID:15117504
Hanson, Mark D.; Szatmari, Peter; Eva, Kevin W.
2011-01-01
Objective: The authors evaluated the differential impact of clerk interest and participation in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) clerkship rotation upon psychiatry and pediatrics residency matches. Method: Authors studied clerks from the McMaster University M.D. program graduating years of 2005-2007. Participants were categorized as 1)…
Maxwell Equations for Slow-Moving Media
Rozov, Andrey
2015-12-01
In the present work, the Minkowski equations obtained on the basis of theory of relativity are used to describe electromagnetic fields in moving media. But important electromagnetic processes run under non-relativistic conditions of slow-moving media. Therefore, one should carry out its description in terms of classical mechanics. Hertz derived electrodynamic equations for moving media within the frame of classical mechanics on the basis of the Maxwell theory. His equations disagree with the experimental data concerned with the moving dielectrics. In the paper, a way of description of electromagnetic fields in slow-moving media on the basis of the Maxwell theory within the frame of classical mechanics is offered by combining the Hertz approach and the experimental data concerned with the movement of dielectrics in electromagnetic fields. Received Maxwell equations lack asymmetry in the description of the reciprocal electrodynamic action of a magnet and a conductor and conform to known experimental data. Comparative analysis of the Minkowski and Maxwell models is carried out.
Maxwell's electromagnetic theory and special relativity.
Hall, Graham
2008-05-28
This paper presents a brief history of electromagnetic theory from ancient times up to the work of Maxwell and the advent of Einstein's special theory of relativity. It is divided into five convenient periods and the intention is to describe these developments for the benefit of a lay scientific audience and with the minimum of technical detail. PMID:18218598
Quantum form of Nonlinear Maxwell Equation
Chen, Y.; F. L. Zhang; Chen, J L
2010-01-01
We generalize Maxwell equations which describe the vacuum of quantum electrodynamics into the quantum form. This nontraditional approach is different from the widely used theory|-Quantum Electrodynamics. From another viewpoint, it could be a direction for interpreting quantum theories properly.
What physics is encoded in Maxwell's equations?
Kosyakov, B. P.
2005-08-01
We reconstruct Maxwell's equations showing that a major part of the information encoded in them is taken from topological properties of spacetime, and the residual information, divorced from geometry, which represents the physical contents of electrodynamics, %these equations, translates into four assumptions:(i) locality; (ii) linearity; %of the dynamical law; (iii) identity of the charge-source and the charge-coupling; and (iv) lack of magnetic monopoles. However, a closer inspection of symmetries peculiar to electrodynamics shows that these assumptions may have much to do with geometry. Maxwell's equations tell us that we live in a three-dimensional space with trivial (Euclidean) topology; time is a one-dimensional unidirectional and noncompact continuum; and spacetime is endowed with a light cone structure readable in the conformal invariance of electrodynamics. Our geometric feelings relate to the fact that Maxwell's equations are built in our brain, hence our space and time orientation, our visualization and imagination capabilities are ensured by perpetual instinctive processes of solving Maxwell's equations. People are usually agree in their observations of angle relations, for example, a right angle is never confused with an angle slightly different from right. By contrast, we may disagree in metric issues, say, a colour-blind person finds the light wave lengths quite different from those found by a man with normal vision. This lends support to the view that conformal invariance of Maxwell's equations is responsible for producing our notion of space. Assuming that our geometric intuition is guided by our innate realization of electrodynamical laws, some abnormal mental phenomena, such as clairvoyance, may have a rational explanation.
Rigby, Jane R.
2011-01-01
The science of astronomy depends on modern-day temples called telescopes. Astronomers make pilgrimages to remote mountaintops where these large, intricate, precise machines gather light that rains down from the Universe. Bit, since Earth is a bright, turbulent planet, our finest telescopes are those that have been launched into the dark stillness of space. These space telescopes, named after heroes of astronomy (Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, Herschel), are some of the best ideas our species has ever had. They show us, over 13 billion years of cosmic history, how galaxies and quasars evolve. They study planets orbiting other stars. They've helped us determine that 95% of the Universe is of unknown composition. In short, they tell us about our place in the Universe. The next step in this journey is the James Webb Space Telescope, being built by NASA, Europe, and Canada for a 2018 launch; Webb will reveal the first galaxies that ever formed.
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Lampton, Michael L.; Akerlof, C.W.; Aldering, G.; Amanullah, R.; Astier, P.; Barrelet, E.; Bebek, C.; Bergstrom, L.; Bercovitz, J.; Bernstein, G.; Bester, M.; Bonissent, A.; Bower, C.; Carithers Jr., W.C.; Commins, E.D.; Day, C.; Deustua, S.E.; DiGennaro, R.; Ealet, A.; Ellis,R.S.; Eriksson, M.; Fruchter, A.; Genat, J.-F.; Goldhaber, G.; Goobar,A.; Groom, D.; Harris, S.E.; Harvey, P.R.; Heetderks, H.D.; Holland,S.E.; Huterer, D.; Karcher, A.; Kim, A.G.; Kolbe, W.; Krieger, B.; Lafever, R.; Lamoureux, J.; Levi, M.E.; Levin, D.S.; Linder, E.V.; Loken,S.C.; Malina, R.; Massey, R.; McKay, T.; McKee, S.P.; Miquel, R.; Mortsell, E.; Mostek, N.; Mufson, S.; Musser, J.; Nugent, P.; Oluseyi,H.; Pain, R.; Palaio, N.; Pankow, D.; Perlmutter, S.; Pratt, R.; Prieto,E.; Refregier, A.; Rhodes, J.; Robinson, K.; Roe, N.; Sholl, M.; Schubnell, M.; Smadja, G.; Smoot, G.; Spadafora, A.; Tarle, G.; Tomasch,A.; von der Lippe, H.; Vincent, R.; Walder, J.-P.; Wang, G.; Wang, G.
2002-07-29
The SuperNova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) mission will require a two-meter class telescope delivering diffraction limited images spanning a one degree field in the visible and near infrared wavelength regime. This requirement, equivalent to nearly one billion pixel resolution, places stringent demands on its optical system in terms of field flatness, image quality, and freedom from chromatic aberration. We discuss the advantages of annular-field three-mirror anastigmat (TMA) telescopes for applications such as SNAP, and describe the features of the specific optical configuration that we have baselined for the SNAP mission. We discuss the mechanical design and choice of materials for the telescope. Then we present detailed ray traces and diffraction calculations for our baseline optical design. We briefly discuss stray light and tolerance issues, and present a preliminary wavefront error budget for the SNAP Telescope. We conclude by describing some of tasks to be carried out during the upcoming SNAP research and development phase.
Kellerer, Aglae
2014-01-01
In the 20th century, quantum mechanics connected the particle and wave concepts of light and thereby made mechanisms accessible that had never been imagined before. Processes such as stimulated emission and quantum entanglement have revolutionized modern technology. But even though astronomical observations rely on novel technologies, the optical layout of telescopes has fundamentally remained unchanged. While there is no doubt that Huyghens and Newton would be astounded by the size of our modern telescopes, they would nevertheless understand their optical design. The time may now have come to consider quantum telescopes, that make use of the fundamental scientific changes brought along by quantum mechanics. While one aim is to entertain our reader, our main purpose is to explore the possible future evolution of telescopes.
Picard, Rainer; Trostorff, Sascha; Waurick, Marcus
2014-01-01
Maxwell's equation, Dirac's equation and the equation of gravito-electromagnetism are shown to be particular instances of the extended Maxwell system. The equations are discussed in the framework of the theory of evolutionary equations. Their formal relationship are systematically analyzed. Applications to coupled systems such as the Maxwell-Dirac system are also discussed.
Maxwell Duality, Lorentz Invariance, and Topological Phase
Dowling, J P; Franson, J D; Dowling, Jonathan P.; Williams, Colin P.
1999-01-01
We discuss the Maxwell electromagnetic duality relations between the Aharonov-Bohm, Aharonov-Casher, and He-McKellar-Wilkens topological phases, which allows a unified description of all three phenomena. We also elucidate Lorentz transformations that allow these effects to be understood in an intuitive fashion in the rest frame of the moving quantum particle. Finally, we propose a realistic set up for measuring and interpreting the He-McKellar-Wilkens phase directly in an experiment.
Charging Capacitors According to Maxwell's Equations: Impossible
Funaro, Daniele
2014-01-01
The charge of an ideal parallel capacitor leads to the resolution of the wave equation for the electric field with prescribed initial conditions and boundary constraints. Independently of the capacitor's shape and the applied voltage, none of the corresponding solutions is compatible with the full set of Maxwell's equations. The paradoxical situation persists even by weakening boundary conditions, resulting in the impossibility to describe a trivial phenomenon such as the capacitor's charging process, by means of the standard Maxwellian theory.
Charging Capacitors According to Maxwell's Equations: Impossible
Funaro, Daniele
2014-01-01
The charge of an ideal parallel capacitor leads to the resolution of the wave equation for the electric field with prescribed initial conditions and boundary constraints. Independently of the capacitor's shape and the applied voltage, none of the corresponding solutions is compatible with the full set of Maxwell's equations. The paradoxical situation persists even by weakening boundary conditions, resulting in the impossibility to describe a trivial phenomenon such as the capacitor's charging...
Maxwell Optics: II. An Exact Formalism
Khan, Sameen Ahmed
2002-01-01
We present a formalism for light optics starting with the Maxwell equations and casting them into an exact matrix form taking into account the spatial and temporal variations of the permittivity and permeability. This $8 \\times 8$ matrix representation is used to construct the optical Hamiltonian. This has a close analogy with the algebraic structure of the Dirac equation, enabling the use of the rich machinery of the Dirac electron theory. We get interesting wavelength-dependent contribution...
Quantum Maxwell's Demon in Thermodynamic Cycles
Dong, H.; Xu, D. Z.; Sun, C. P.
2010-01-01
We study the physical mechanism of Maxwell's Demon (MD) helping to do extra work in thermodynamic cycles, by describing measurement of position, insertion of wall and information erasing of MD in a quantum mechanical fashion. The heat engine is exemplified with one molecule confined in an infinitely deep square potential inserted with a movable solid wall, while the MD is modeled as a two-level system (TLS) for measuring and controlling the motion of the molecule. It is discovered that the th...
An Asymmetry in the Maxwell Equations
Towe, Joseph
2006-01-01
A term in the Maxwell-Ampere law describes a linear displacement current that is symmetrically enclosed by the curl of a magnetic field. In this context symmetry calls for a term in the Faraday-Lenz law, which in the absence of a conducting coil would describe a loop of displacement current about a linear increment of magnetic flux. This term, introduced to satisfy symmetry, predicts a physical phenomenon that has recently been observed.
Infinitesimal Carnot cycle and Maxwell's first relation
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We demonstrate that by employing usual calculus along with the first law, the efficiency of a Carnot cycle can be evaluated when the working substance has an arbitrary equation of state. This leads to a neat derivation of Maxwell's first relation without using either the properties of perfect differentials as done by Tjiang and Sutanto or the abstract symbolism of topology as done by Hannay
Loading Relativistic Maxwell Distributions in Particle Simulations
Zenitani, Seiji
2015-01-01
Numerical algorithms to load relativistic Maxwell distributions in particle-in-cell (PIC) and Monte-Carlo simulations are presented. For stationary relativistic Maxwellian, the inverse transform method and the Sobol algorithm are reviewed. To boost particles to obtain relativistic shifted-Maxwellian, two rejection methods are proposed in a physically transparent manner. Their acceptance efficiencies are ${\\approx}50\\%$ for generic cases and $100\\%$ for symmetric distributions. They can be combined with arbitrary base algorithms.
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As usual methods to cool gases down to a temperature close to the absolute zero are only efficient for some species, a combination of two techniques is used to cool almost all atoms, and even some molecules. An inverted magnetic rail gun first slows down atoms. Cooling is then carried on by means of a technique inspired by the 'Maxwell demon' imagined in 1780. Applications under investigation are ranging from the study of elementary particle properties to isotope separation
Transport coefficients for inelastic Maxwell mixtures
Garzo, Vicente; Astillero, Antonio
2004-01-01
The Boltzmann equation for inelastic Maxwell models is used to determine the Navier-Stokes transport coefficients of a granular binary mixture in $d$ dimensions. The Chapman-Enskog method is applied to solve the Boltzmann equation for states near the (local) homogeneous cooling state. The mass, heat, and momentum fluxes are obtained to first order in the spatial gradients of the hydrodynamic fields, and the corresponding transport coefficients are identified. There are seven relevant transpor...
Hydrodynamics for inelastic Maxwell mixtures: Some applications
Garzo, Vicente; Montanero, Jose Maria
2004-01-01
Hydrodynamic equations for a binary mixture of inelastic Maxwell models described by the Boltzmann equation are derived. The Navier-Stokes transport coefficients are {\\em exactly} obtained by solving the Boltzmann equation from the Chapman-Enskog method for states close to the (local) homogeneous cooling state (HCS). The knowledge of the transport coefficients allows one to analyze two different problems. First, we solve the linearized hydrodynamic equations around the homogeneous (cooling) s...
An Asymmetry in the Maxwell Equations
Towe, J
2006-01-01
A term in the Maxwell-Ampere law describes a linear displacement current that is symmetrically enclosed by a magnetic flux. Symmetry therefore calls for a term in the Faraday-Lenz law, which in the absence of a conducting coil would describe a loop of displacement current about a linear increment of magnetic flux. This term, introduced to satisfy symmetry, predicts a physical phenomenon that has recently been observed.
Noncommutative Einstein-Maxwell pp-waves
Ruiz Ruiz, Fernando; Marculescu, S.
2006-01-01
The field equations coupling a Seiberg-Witten electromagnetic field to noncommutative gravity, as described by a formal power series in the noncommutativity parameters $\\theta^{\\alpha\\beta}$, is investigated. A large family of solutions, up to order one in $\\theta^{\\alpha\\beta}$, describing Einstein-Maxwell null pp-waves is obtained. The order-one contributions can be viewed as providing noncommutative corrections to pp-waves. In our solutions, noncommutativity enters the spacetime metric thr...
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Héctor Torres-Silva
2008-11-01
Full Text Available This work deals with the problem of the construction of the Lagrange functional for an electromagnetic field. The generalised Maxwell equations for an electromagnetic field in free space are introduced. The main idea relies on the change of Lagrange function under the integral action. Usually, the Lagrange functional which describes the electromagnetic field is built with the quadrate of the electromagnetic field tensor . Such a quadrate term is the reason, from a mathematical point of view, for the linear form of the Maxwell equations in free space. The author does not make this assumption and nonlinear Maxwell equations are obtained. New material parameters of free space are established. The equations obtained are quite similar to the well-known Maxwell equations. The energy tensor of the electromagnetic field from a chiral approach to the Born Infeld Lagrangian is discussed in connection with the cosmological constant.Se aborda el problema de la construcción de la funcional de Lagrange de un campo electromagnético. Se introducen las ecuaciones generalizadas de Maxwell de un campo electromagnético en el espacio libre. La idea principal se basa en el cambio de función de Lagrange en virtud de la acción integral. Por lo general, la funcional de lagrange, que describe el campo electromagnético, se construye con el cuadrado del tensor de campo electromagnético. Ese término cuadrático es la razón, desde un punto de vista matemático, de la forma lineal de las ecuaciones de Maxwell en el espacio libre. Se obtienen las ecuaciones no lineales de Maxwell sin considerar esta suposición. Las ecuaciones de Maxwell obtenidas son bastante similares a las conocidas ecuaciones de Maxwell. Se analiza el tensor de energía del campo electromagnético en un enfoque quiral de la Lagrangiana de Born Infeld en relación con la constante cosmológica.
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The numerical solution of Maxwell equations is a challenging task. Moreover, the range of applications is very wide: microwave devices, diffraction, to cite a few. As a result, a number of methods have been proposed since the sixties. However, among all these methods, none has proved to be free of drawbacks. The finite difference scheme proposed by Yee in 1966, is well suited for Maxwell equations. However, it only works on cubical mesh. As a result, the boundaries of complex objects are not properly handled by the scheme. When classical nodal finite elements are used, spurious modes appear, which spoil the results of simulations. Edge elements overcome this problem, at the price of rather complex implementation, and computationally intensive simulations. Finite volume methods, either generalizing Yee scheme to a wider class of meshes, or applying to Maxwell equations methods initially used in the field of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, are also used. Lastly, 'Discontinuous Galerkin' methods, generalizing to arbitrary order of accuracy finite volume methods, have recently been applied to Maxwell equations. In this report, we more specifically focus on the coupling of a Maxwell solver to a PIC (Particle-in-cell) method. We analyze advantages and drawbacks of the most widely used methods: accuracy, robustness, sensitivity to numerical artefacts, efficiency, user judgment. (authors)
FDTD for Hydrodynamic Electron Fluid Maxwell Equations
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Yingxue Zhao
2015-05-01
Full Text Available In this work, we develop a numerical method for solving the three dimensional hydrodynamic electron fluid Maxwell equations that describe the electron gas dynamics driven by an external electromagnetic wave excitation. Our numerical approach is based on the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD method for solving the Maxwell’s equations and an explicit central finite difference method for solving the hydrodynamic electron fluid equations containing both electron density and current equations. Numerical results show good agreement with the experiment of studying the second-harmonic generation (SHG from metallic split-ring resonator (SRR.
From Hamiltonian chaos to Maxwell's Demon
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The problem of the existence of Maxwell's Demon (MD) is formulated for systems with dynamical chaos. Property of stickiness of individual trajectories, anomalous distribution of the Poincare recurrence time, and anomalous (non-Gaussian) transport for a typical system with Hamiltonian chaos results in a possibility to design a situation equivalent to the MD operation. A numerical example demonstrates a possibility to set without expenditure of work a thermodynamically non-equilibrium state between two contacted domains of the phase space lasting for an arbitrarily long time. This result offers a new view of the Hamiltonian chaos and its role in the foundation of statistical mechanics. copyright 1995 American Institute of Physics
Maxwell's equations and their consequences elementary electromagnetic theory
Chirgwin, B H; Kilmister, C W 0
2013-01-01
Elementary Electromagnetic Theory Volume 3: Maxwell's Equations and their Consequences is the third of three volumes that intend to cover electromagnetism and its potential theory. The third volume considers the implications of Maxwell's equations, such as electromagnetic radiation in simple cases, and its relation between Maxwell's equation and the Lorenz transformation. Included in this volume are chapters 11-14, which contain an in-depth discussion of the following topics: Electromagnetic Waves The Lorentz Invariance of Maxwell's Equation Radiation Motion of Charged Particles Intended
Roman Leischik; Peter Foshag; Markus Strauß; Henning Littwitz; Pankaj Garg; Birgit Dworrak; Marc Horlitz
2015-01-01
Background This study examined the association between the physical work environment and physiological performance measures, physical activity levels and metabolic parameters among German civil servants. A main focus in this study was to examine the group differences rather than measuring the absolute values in an occupational group. Methods We prospectively examined 198 male German civil servants (97 firefighters [FFs], 55 police officers [POs] and 46 sedentary clerks [SCs]). For each parame...
Chow, Jij; Yvon, Camille; Stanger, Tim
2014-01-01
Clerking a patient is the first and most important contact that any medical team has with the patient. It provides information that may not be available later in the admission if recorded improperly, such as referral letters, collateral history, dosette boxes or prescription sheets. The quality of data recorded from this encounter was examined at a busy district general hospital surgical department. Initial measurement demonstrated that less than half of certain key parameters like dosages of...
Comparing Teaching Approaches About Maxwell's Displacement Current
Karam, Ricardo; Coimbra, Debora; Pietrocola, Maurício
2014-08-01
Due to its fundamental role for the consolidation of Maxwell's equations, the displacement current is one of the most important topics of any introductory course on electromagnetism. Moreover, this episode is widely used by historians and philosophers of science as a case study to investigate several issues (e.g. the theory-experiment relationship). Despite the consensus among physics educators concerning the relevance of the topic, there are many possible ways to interpret and justify the need for the displacement current term. With the goal of understanding the didactical transposition of this topic more deeply, we investigate three of its domains: (1) The historical development of Maxwell's reasoning; (2) Different approaches to justify the term insertion in physics textbooks; and (3) Four lectures devoted to introduce the topic in undergraduate level given by four different professors. By reflecting on the differences between these three domains, significant evidence for the knowledge transformation caused by the didactization of this episode is provided. The main purpose of this comparative analysis is to assist physics educators in developing an epistemological surveillance regarding the teaching and learning of the displacement current.
Aspects associated with sick leaves of bank clerks owing to RSI/WMSD
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Camilla Zavarizzi
2014-12-01
Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the aspects related to sick leaves of bank clerks, owing to repetitive strain injuries (RSI, attended at the Reference Center of Occupational Health - CEREST in the municipality of Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, and their association with work organisation and conditions. Material and methods: Analyses of spreadsheets of subjects attended in the Reference Center of Occupational Health between January and December 2010, with clinical diagnoses related to soft tissue injuries from ICD-10. Two hundred six spreadsheets were analyzed, and 17.9% (n=37 of the subjects presented soft tissue injuries; eight of them were from the banking sector. Subsequently, the banking sector subjects that were or had been on sick leave were selected. A script was developed with semi-structured questions about the work environment, sickness process, and sick leave, among others. The interviews were recorded for integral verbatim transcription and categorical analyses. Results: Five subjects aged 40 to 62 participated in the study: four females and one male. Regarding schooling, all of them presented higher education level, three complete and two incomplete. Their statements revealed aspects such as intense rhythm and repetitiveness, humiliation in meetings, requirement for meeting targets, musculoskeletal symptoms at work, and fear of losing the job, among others. Final considerations: Some aspect of work organisation and conditions generated distress and suffering, and were associated with the sickening and sick leave processes.
Coset Algebras of the Maxwell-Einstein Supergravities
Yilmaz, Nejat Tevfik
2006-01-01
The general structure of the scalar cosets of the Maxwell-Einstein supergravities is given. Following an introduction of the non-linear coset formalism of the supergravity theories a comparison of the coset algebras of the Maxwell-Einstein supergravities in various dimensions is discussed.
Electromagnetic modes of Maxwell fish-eye lens
Rosu, H C
1996-01-01
We provide an analysis of the radial structure of TE and TM modes of the Maxwell fisheye lens, by means of Maxwell equations as applied to the fisheye case. Choosing a lens of size R = 1 cm, we plot some of the modes in the infrared range.
Maxwell Equations and the Redundant Gauge Degree of Freedom
Wong, Chun Wa
2009-01-01
On transformation to the Fourier space (k,[omega]), the partial differential Maxwell equations simplify to algebraic equations, and the Helmholtz theorem of vector calculus reduces to vector algebraic projections. Maxwell equations and their solutions can then be separated readily into longitudinal and transverse components relative to the…
Post-Newtonian approximation in Maxwell-like form
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The equations of the linearized first post-Newtonian approximation to general relativity are often written in 'gravitoelectromagnetic' Maxwell-like form, since that facilitates physical intuition. Damour, Soffel, and Xu (DSX) (as a side issue in their complex but elegant papers on relativistic celestial mechanics) have expressed the first post-Newtonian approximation, including all nonlinearities, in Maxwell-like form. This paper summarizes that DSX Maxwell-like formalism (which is not easily extracted from their celestial mechanics papers), and then extends it to include the post-Newtonian (Landau-Lifshitz-based) gravitational momentum density, momentum flux (i.e. gravitational stress tensor), and law of momentum conservation in Maxwell-like form. The authors and their colleagues have found these Maxwell-like momentum tools useful for developing physical intuition into numerical-relativity simulations of compact binaries with spin.
Mechanical Weyl Modes in Topological Maxwell Lattices
Rocklin, D. Zeb; Chen, Bryan Gin-ge; Falk, Martin; Vitelli, Vincenzo; Lubensky, T. C.
2016-04-01
We show that two-dimensional mechanical lattices can generically display topologically protected bulk zero-energy phonon modes at isolated points in the Brillouin zone, analogs of massless fermion modes of Weyl semimetals. We focus on deformed square lattices as the simplest Maxwell lattices, characterized by equal numbers of constraints and degrees of freedom, with this property. The Weyl points appear at the origin of the Brillouin zone along directions with vanishing sound speed and move away to the zone edge (or return to the origin) where they annihilate. Our results suggest a design strategy for topological metamaterials with bulk low-frequency acoustic modes and elastic instabilities at a particular, tunable finite wave vector.
Maxwell's refrigerator: an exactly solvable model.
Mandal, Dibyendu; Quan, H T; Jarzynski, Christopher
2013-07-19
We describe a simple and solvable model of a device that-like the "neat-fingered being" in Maxwell's famous thought experiment-transfers energy from a cold system to a hot system by rectifying thermal fluctuations. In order to accomplish this task, our device requires a memory register to which it can write information: the increase in the Shannon entropy of the memory compensates the decrease in the thermodynamic entropy arising from the flow of heat against a thermal gradient. We construct the nonequilibrium phase diagram for this device, and find that it can alternatively act as an eraser of information. We discuss our model in the context of the second law of thermodynamics. PMID:23909304
Anomalous Maxwell equations for inhomogeneous chiral plasma
Gorbar, E V; Vilchinskii, S; Rudenok, I; Boyarsky, A; Ruchayskiy, O
2016-01-01
Using the chiral kinetic theory we derive the electric and chiral current densities in inhomogeneous relativistic plasma. We also derive equations for the electric and chiral charge chemical potentials that close the Maxwell equations in such a plasma. The analysis is done in the regimes with and without a drift of the plasma as a whole. In addition to the currents present in the homogeneous plasma (Hall current, chiral magnetic, chiral separation, and chiral electric separation effects, as well as Ohm's current) we derive several new terms associated with inhomogeneities of the plasma. Apart from various diffusion-like terms, we find also new dissipation-less terms that are independent of relaxation time. Their origin can be traced to the Berry curvature modifications of the kinetic theory.
An Eulerian gyrokinetic-Maxwell solver
Candy, J
2003-01-01
In this report we present a time-explicit, Eulerian numerical scheme for the solution of the nonlinear gyrokinetic-Maxwell equations. The treatment of electrons is fully drift-kinetic, transverse electromagnetic fluctuations are included, and profile variation is allowed over an arbitrary radial annulus. The code, gyro, is benchmarked against analytic theory, linear eigenmode codes, and nonlinear electrostatic gyrokinetic particle-in-cell codes. We have attempted preliminary finite-beta calculations in the range beta/beta sub c sub r sub i sub t =[0.0,0.5] for a reference discharge. Detailed diagnostic data is presented for these simulations, along with a number of caveats which reflect the uncharted nature of the parameter regime.
An extended formulation of Maxwell's equations
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An extended Lorentz invariant formulation of Maxwell's equations is presented which both includes time dependent and steady-state solutions. In this approach the charge and current densities are treated as intrinsic properties of the electromagnetic field itself, in vacuo. Two main results follow from such an approach. First, a longitudinal electric wave is predicted to propagate in vacuo. Second, an axially symmetric steady state can be outlined in which 'self-confined' electromagnetic radiation circulates in closed orbits around the axis of symmetry. For this state values are obtained of the charge, the spin, and the product between magnetic moment and mass which are of the same order of magnitude as those observed for some elementary particles such as the proton and electron. Consequently, this may provide certain areas of conventional elementary particle analysis with some complementary ideas. Whether the predicted new phenomena also correspond to physical realities is so far an open question which requires further investigation. With 6 refs. (Author)
Relativistic Entanglement From Maxwell's Classical Equations
Carroll, John E.; Quarterman, Adrian H.
2013-09-01
With the help of light cone coordinates and light cone field representations of Maxwell's classical equations, quantum polarization entanglement is explained using the relativistic results of a companion paper that shows how conventional or reference waves can have an adjoint wave, travelling in phase with the reference wave, but in a proper relativistic frame that travels in the opposing direction to the proper frame of the reference wave. This subsequently allows waves, travelling in opposite directions, to have the same proper frame and consequently such waves can be regarded as relativistically local. The light cone coordinates offer a classical form of a quantum wave function and demonstrate a classical equivalent of a mixed quantum state.
Nonminimal Einstein-Maxwell-Vlasov-axion model
Balakin, Alexander B; Zayats, Alexei E
2014-01-01
We establish a new self-consistent system of equations accounting for a nonminimal coupling of the cooperative gravitational, electromagnetic and pseudoscalar (axion) fields in a multi-component relativistic plasma. The axionic extension of the nonminimal Einstein-Maxwell-Vlasov theory is based on two consistent procedures. First, we use the Lagrange formalism to obtain nonminimal equations for the gravitational, electromagnetic and pseudoscalar fields with the additional sources generated in plasma. Second, we use the Vlasov version of the relativistic kinetic theory of the plasma, guided by the cooperative macroscopic electromagnetic, gravitational and axionic fields, to describe adequately the response of the plasma on the variations of these fields. In order to show the self-consistency of this approach we check directly the compatibility conditions for the master equations for the cooperative fields. Using these compatibility conditions we reconstruct the ponderomotive force, which acts on the plasma par...
On the Vlasov-Maxwell Equations
Zadorozhny, Vladimir F
2005-01-01
There are many interesting physical question which based on of the solution Vlasov-Maxwell Equation (VME). However, the procedure of solve is very difficult and hard. But it is often preferable, on physical grounds, to a common point of view. Such point of view maybe a structure of some solution. We define and discuss the notaion of structure for the distribution function and prove, the structure of the Lorentz force represent the structure of the one. At the time of the discovery of the integrable systems the question of VME integrability had been considered. Moreover, as example, we consider, by means of this approach, the relation integrability and dispersion with a spectra of Vlasov's operat.
Fractional vector calculus and fractional Maxwell's equations
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The theory of derivatives and integrals of non-integer order goes back to Leibniz, Liouville, Grunwald, Letnikov and Riemann. The history of fractional vector calculus (FVC) has only 10 years. The main approaches to formulate a FVC, which are used in the physics during the past few years, will be briefly described in this paper. We solve some problems of consistent formulations of FVC by using a fractional generalization of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. We define the differential and integral vector operations. The fractional Green's, Stokes' and Gauss's theorems are formulated. The proofs of these theorems are realized for simplest regions. A fractional generalization of exterior differential calculus of differential forms is discussed. Fractional nonlocal Maxwell's equations and the corresponding fractional wave equations are considered
Wavelength-Dependent Effects in Maxwell Optics
Khan, S A
2002-01-01
We present a new formalism for light beam optics starting with an exact eight-dimensional matrix representation of the Maxwell equations. The Foldy-Wouthuysen iterative diagonalization technique is employed to obtain a Hamiltonian description for a system with varying refractive index. Besides, reproducing all the traditional quasiparaxial terms, this method leads to additional contributions, which are dependent on the wavelength, in the optical Hamiltonian. This alternate prescription to obtain the aberration expansion is applied to the axially symmetric graded index fiber. This results in the wavelength-dependent modifications of the paraxial behaviour and the aberration coefficients. Furthermore it predicts a wavelength-dependent image rotation. In the low wavelength limit our formalism reproduces the Lie algebraic formalism of optics. The Foldy-Wouthuysen technique employed by us is ideally suited for the Lie algebraic approach to optics. The present study further strengthens the close analogy between the...
Maxwell's equal area law for Lovelock Thermodynamics
Xu, Hao
2015-01-01
We present the construction of Maxwell's equal area law for the Guass-Bonnet AdS black holes in $d=5,6$ and third order Lovelock AdS black holes in $d=7,8$. The equal area law can be used to find the number and location of the points of intersection in the plots of Gibbs free energy, so that we can get the thermodynamically preferred solution which corresponds to the first order phase transition. We have the radius of the small and larger black holes in the phase transition which share the same Gibbs free energy. The latent heat can also be calculated. For the third order Lovelock AdS black holes in $d=8$, the first order phase transition can be found in $T_t
Incompressible Navier-Stokes equation from Einstein-Maxwell and Gauss-Bonnet-Maxwell theories
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The dual fluid description for a general cutoff surface at radius r=rc outside the horizon in the charged AdS black brane bulk space-time is investigated, first in the Einstein-Maxwell theory. Under the non-relativistic long-wavelength expansion with parameter ε, the coupled Einstein-Maxwell equations are solved up to O(ε2). The incompressible Navier-Stokes equation with external force density is obtained as the constraint equation at the cutoff surface. For non-extremal black brane, the viscosity of the dual fluid is determined by the regularity of the metric fluctuation at the horizon, whose ratio to entropy density η/s is independent of both the cutoff rc and the black brane charge. Then, we extend our discussion to the Gauss-Bonnet-Maxwell case, where the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation with external force density is also obtained at a general cutoff surface. In this case, it turns out that the ratio η/s is independent of the cutoff rc but dependent on the charge density of the black brane.
Generalized gravitational entropy of interacting scalar field and Maxwell field
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Wung-Hong Huang
2014-12-01
Full Text Available The generalized gravitational entropy proposed recently by Lewkowycz and Maldacena is extended to the interacting real scalar field and Maxwell field system. Using the BTZ geometry we first investigate the case of free real scalar field and then show a possible way to calculate the entropy of the interacting scalar field. Next, we investigate the Maxwell field system. We exactly solve the wave equation and calculate the analytic value of the generalized gravitational entropy. We also use the Einstein equation to find the effect of backreaction of the Maxwell field on the area of horizon. The associated modified area law is consistent with the generalized gravitational entropy.
Generalized gravitational entropy of interacting scalar field and Maxwell field
Huang, Wung-Hong
2014-12-01
The generalized gravitational entropy proposed recently by Lewkowycz and Maldacena is extended to the interacting real scalar field and Maxwell field system. Using the BTZ geometry we first investigate the case of free real scalar field and then show a possible way to calculate the entropy of the interacting scalar field. Next, we investigate the Maxwell field system. We exactly solve the wave equation and calculate the analytic value of the generalized gravitational entropy. We also use the Einstein equation to find the effect of backreaction of the Maxwell field on the area of horizon. The associated modified area law is consistent with the generalized gravitational entropy.
Generalized gravitational entropy of interacting scalar field and Maxwell field
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Huang, Wung-Hong, E-mail: whhwung@mail.ncku.edu.tw
2014-12-12
The generalized gravitational entropy proposed recently by Lewkowycz and Maldacena is extended to the interacting real scalar field and Maxwell field system. Using the BTZ geometry we first investigate the case of free real scalar field and then show a possible way to calculate the entropy of the interacting scalar field. Next, we investigate the Maxwell field system. We exactly solve the wave equation and calculate the analytic value of the generalized gravitational entropy. We also use the Einstein equation to find the effect of backreaction of the Maxwell field on the area of horizon. The associated modified area law is consistent with the generalized gravitational entropy.
Can Maxwell's fish eye lens really give perfect imaging?
Sun, Fei; He, Sailing
2010-01-01
Both explicit analysis and FEM numerical simulation are used to analyze the field distribution of a line current in the so-called Maxwell's fish eye lens [bounded with a perfectly electrical conductor (PEC) boundary]. We show that such a 2D Maxwell's fish eye lens cannot give perfect imaging due to the fact that high order modes of the object field can hardly reach the image point in Maxwell's fish eye lens. If only zeroth order mode is excited, a good image of a sharp object may be achieved ...
Quantum Maxwell's Demon in Thermodynamic Cycles
Dong, H; Sun, C P
2010-01-01
We study the physical mechanism of Maxwell's Demon (MD) helping to do extra work in thermodynamic cycles, by describing measurement of position, insertion of wall and information erasing of MD in a quantum mechanical fashion. The heat engine is exemplified with one molecule confined in an infinitely deep square potential inserted with a movable solid wall, while the MD is modeled as a two-level system (TLS) for measuring and controlling the motion of the molecule. It is discovered that the the MD with quantum coherence or on a lower temperature than that of the heat bath of the particle would enhance the ability of the whole work substance formed by the system plus the MD to do work outside. This observation reveals that the role of the MD essentially is to drive the whole work substance being off equilibrium, or equivalently working with an effective temperature difference. The elaborate studies with this model explicitly reveal the effect of finite size off the classical limit or thermodynamic limit, which ...
Basics of averaging of the Maxwell equations
Chipouline, A; Tretyakov, S
2011-01-01
Volume or statistical averaging of the microscopic Maxwell equations (MEs), i.e. transition from microscopic MEs to their macroscopic counterparts, is one of the main steps in electrodynamics of materials. In spite of the fundamental importance of the averaging procedure, it is quite rarely properly discussed in university courses and respective books; up to now there is no established consensus about how the averaging procedure has to be performed. In this paper we show that there are some basic principles for the averaging procedure (irrespective to what type of material is studied) which have to be satisfied. Any homogenization model has to be consistent with the basic principles. In case of absence of this correlation of a particular model with the basic principles the model could not be accepted as a credible one. Another goal of this paper is to establish the averaging procedure for metamaterials, which is rather close to the case of compound materials but should include magnetic response of the inclusi...
Maxwell Equations as the One Photon Quantum Equation
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Maxwell equations (Faraday and Ampere-Maxwell laws) can be presented as a three component equation in a way similar to the two component neutrino equation. However, in this case, the electric and magnetic Gauss's laws can not be derived from first principles. We have shown how all Maxwell equations can be derived simultaneously from first principles, similar to those which have been used to derive the Dirac relativistic electron equation. We have 'also- shown that equations for massless particles, derived by Dirac in 1936, lead to the same result. The complex wave function, being a linear combination of the electric and magnetic fields, is a locally measurable quantity. Therefore Maxwell equations should be used as a guideline for proper interpretations of quantum equations
Exact and almost exact solution to Vlasov-Maxwell system
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Exact and almost exact solutions to the Vlasov-Maxwell systems describing a variety of plasma configurations with density, temperature and current gradients, are presented. Possible consequences of these solutions are also discussed. 6 refs., 8 figs
Complete Vector Spherical Harmonic Expansion for Maxwell's Equations
Lambert, R. H.
1978-01-01
Conventional expansions of solutions to Maxwell's equations in vector spherical harmonics apply only outside the sources. The complete solution, applying both inside and outside the sources, is given here. Harmonic time dependence is assumed. (Author/GA)
The magnetic dipole interaction in Einstein-Maxwell theory
Bonnor, W. B.
2002-01-01
I derive an exact, static, axially symmetric solution of the Einstein-Maxwell equations representing two massless magnetic dipoles, and compare it with the corresponding solution of Einstein's equations for two massless spinning particles (see gr-qc/0201094). I then obtain an exact stationary solution of the Einstein-Maxwell equations representing two massless spinning magnets in balance. The conclusion is that the spin-spin force is analogous to the force between two magnetic dipoles, but of...
Maxwell and Dirac theories as an already unified theory
Vaz, Jr., Jayme; Rodrigues, Jr., Waldyr A.
1995-01-01
In this paper we formulate Maxwell and Dirac theories as an already unified theory (in the sense of Misner and Wheeler). We introduce Dirac spinors as "Dirac square root" of the Faraday bivector, and use this in order to find a spinorial representation of Maxwell equations. Then we show that under certain circunstances this spinor equation reduces to an equation formally identical to Dirac equation. Finally we discuss certain conditions under which this equation can be really interpreted as D...
Hopkins in the Age of Maxwell Hopkins à l’époque de Maxwell
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René Gallet
2005-01-01
Full Text Available Lorsque l’on veut situer l’œuvre de Hopkins dans son contexte scientifique, on a l’habitude de le faire uniquement par rapport au débat évolutionniste, ou même darwinien, comme dans l’ouvrage de référence de T. Zaniello, Hopkins in the Age of Darwin. Ceci présuppose une vision sélective de ce contexte où figure notamment une autre grande révolution scientifique, dans le domaine de la physique fondamentale. Le représentant le plus éminent en est J. C. Maxwell, chaînon essentiel entre Newton et Einstein. Dans ses textes, Hopkins lui-même s’est intéressé surtout à cette autre révolution scientifique, allant jusqu’à commencer un livre critique envers Light, ouvrage de Tait, physicien de renom et ami de Maxwell. Hopkins s’en prend plus à l’épistémologie idéaliste illustrée, selon le poète, par Tait, qu’à la pensée davantage matérialiste d’un Tyndall. La raison en est sans doute son attachement à un réalisme philosophique dont dépend la notion d’ « inscape ».
Yun, Min S.; Aretxaga, I.; Gurwell, M. A.; Hughes, D. H.; Montaña, A.; Narayanan, G.; Rosa-González, D.; Sánchez-Argüelles, D.; Schloerb, F. P.; Snell, R. L.; Vega, O.; Wilson, G. W.; Zeballos, M.; Chavez, M.; Cybulski, R.; Díaz-Santos, T.; De La Luz, V.; Erickson, N.; Ferrusca, D.; Gim, H. B.; Heyer, M. H.; Iono, D.; Pope, A.; Rogstad, S. M.; Scott, K. S.; Souccar, K.; Terlevich, E.; Terlevich, R.; Wilner, D.; Zavala, J. A.
2015-12-01
Measuring redshifted CO line emission is an unambiguous method for obtaining an accurate redshift and total cold gas content of optically faint, dusty starburst systems. Here, we report the first successful spectroscopic redshift determination of AzTEC J095942.9+022938 (`COSMOS AzTEC-1'), the brightest 1.1 mm continuum source found in the AzTEC/James Clerk Maxwell Telescope survey (Scott et al.), through a clear detection of the redshifted CO (4-3) and CO (5-4) lines using the Redshift Search Receiver on the Large Millimeter Telescope. The CO redshift of z = 4.3420 ± 0.0004 is confirmed by the detection of the redshifted 158 μm [C II] line using the Submillimeter Array. The new redshift and Herschel photometry yield LFIR = (1.1 ± 0.1) × 1013 L⊙ and SFR ≈ 1300 M⊙ yr-1. Its molecular gas mass derived using the ultraluminous infrared galaxy conversion factor is 1.4 ± 0.2 × 1011M⊙ while the total interstellar medium mass derived from the 1.1 mm dust continuum is 3.7 ± 0.7 × 1011M⊙ assuming Td = 35 K. Our dynamical mass analysis suggests that the compact gas disc (r ≈ 1.1 kpc, inferred from dust continuum and spectral energy distribution analysis) has to be nearly face-on, providing a natural explanation for the uncommonly bright, compact stellar light seen by the HST. The [C II] line luminosity L_[C II]= 7.8± 1.1 × 10^9 L_{⊙} is remarkably high, but it is only 0.04 per cent of the total IR luminosity. AzTEC COSMOS-1 and other high redshift sources with a spatially resolved size extend the tight trend seen between [C II]/FIR ratio and ΣFIR among IR-bright galaxies reported by Díaz-Santos et al. by more than an order of magnitude, supporting the explanation that the higher intensity of the IR radiation field is responsible for the `[C II] deficiency' seen among luminous starburst galaxies.
Taiwan Automated Telescope Network
Shuhrat Ehgamberdiev; Alexander Serebryanskiy; Antonio Jimenez; Li-Han Wang; Ming-Tsung Sun; Javier Fernandez Fernandez; Dean-Yi Chou
2010-01-01
A global network of small automated telescopes, the Taiwan Automated Telescope (TAT) network, dedicated to photometric measurements of stellar pulsations, is under construction. Two telescopes have been installed in Teide Observatory, Tenerife, Spain and Maidanak Observatory, Uzbekistan. The third telescope will be installed at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, USA. Each system uses a 9-cm Maksutov-type telescope. The effective focal length is 225 cm, corresponding to an f-ratio of 25. The field...
On the Correct Analysis of the Maxwell Distribution
Kalanov, Temur Z.
2006-04-01
The critical analysis of the Maxwell distribution is proposed. The main results of the analysis are as follows. (1) As is known, an experimental device for studying the Maxwell distribution consists of the following basic physical subsystems: (a) ideal molecular gas enclosed in a vessel (gas is in the equilibrium state); (b) molecule beam which is emitted from the small aperture of the vessel (the small aperture is a stochastic source of quantum particles). (2) The energy of the molecule of the beam does not represent random quantity, since molecules does not collide with each other. In this case, only the set of the monoenergetic molecules emitted by the stochastic source is a random quantity. This set is called a quantum gas. The probability pk that the quantum gas has the energy Enk is given by the Gibbs quantum canonical distribution: pk=p0,,-Enk / Enk T) . - T), k=0,;1,; where k is the number of molecules with energy En; T is temperature of the molecule in the vessel. (3) The average number of the molecules with energyEn represents the Planck distribution function: f=∑k=0^∞kpk ≡f(Planck). (4) In classical case, the expression Enf(Planck) represents the Maxwell distribution function: f(Maxwell)˜En,(Planck)˜v^2,;(-mv^2 / mv^2 2T) . - 2T). Consequently, the generally accepted statement that the Maxwell distribution function describes gas enclosed in a vessel is a logical error.
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Fochesato, Ch. [CEA Bruyeres-le-Chatel, Dept. de Conception et Simulation des Armes, Service Simulation des Amorces, Lab. Logiciels de Simulation, 91 (France); Bouche, D. [CEA Bruyeres-le-Chatel, Dept. de Physique Theorique et Appliquee, Lab. de Recherche Conventionne, Centre de Mathematiques et Leurs Applications, 91 (France)
2007-07-01
The numerical solution of Maxwell equations is a challenging task. Moreover, the range of applications is very wide: microwave devices, diffraction, to cite a few. As a result, a number of methods have been proposed since the sixties. However, among all these methods, none has proved to be free of drawbacks. The finite difference scheme proposed by Yee in 1966, is well suited for Maxwell equations. However, it only works on cubical mesh. As a result, the boundaries of complex objects are not properly handled by the scheme. When classical nodal finite elements are used, spurious modes appear, which spoil the results of simulations. Edge elements overcome this problem, at the price of rather complex implementation, and computationally intensive simulations. Finite volume methods, either generalizing Yee scheme to a wider class of meshes, or applying to Maxwell equations methods initially used in the field of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, are also used. Lastly, 'Discontinuous Galerkin' methods, generalizing to arbitrary order of accuracy finite volume methods, have recently been applied to Maxwell equations. In this report, we more specifically focus on the coupling of a Maxwell solver to a PIC (Particle-in-cell) method. We analyze advantages and drawbacks of the most widely used methods: accuracy, robustness, sensitivity to numerical artefacts, efficiency, user judgment. (authors)
Generalized Gravitational Entropy of Interacting Scalar Field and Maxwell Field
Huang, Wung-Hong
2014-01-01
The generalized gravitational entropy proposed by Lewkowycz and Maldacena in recent is extended to the interacting real scalar field and Maxwell field system. Using the BTZ geometry we first investigate the case of free real scalar field and then show a possible way to calculate the entropy of the interacting scalar field. Next, we investigate the Maxwell field system. We exactly solve the wave equation and calculate the analytic value of the generalized gravitational entropy. We also use the Einstein equation to find the effect of backreaction of the Maxwell field on the spacetime. The associated modified area law is consistent with the generalized gravitational entropy. Our investigations have not found the unexpected anomalous surface term.
LINEAR GRAVITY WAVES ON MAXWELL FLUIDS OF FINITE DEPTH
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ZHANG Qinghe; SUN Yabin
2004-01-01
Linear surface gravity waves on Maxwell viscoelastic fluids with finite depth are studied in this paper. A dispersion equation describing the spatial decay of the gravity wave in finite depth is derived. A dimensionless memory (time) number θ is introduced. The dispersion equation for the pure viscous fluid will be a specific case of the dispersion equation for the viscoelastic fluid as θ = 0. The complex dispersion equation is numerically solved to investigate the dispersion relation. The influences of θ and water depth on the dispersion characteristics and wave decay are discussed. It is found that the role of elasticity for the Maxwell fluid is to make the surface gravity wave on the Maxwell fluid behave more like the surface gravity wave on the inviscid fluid.
A Derivation of Maxwell Equations in Quaternion Space
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Christianto V.
2010-04-01
Full Text Available Quaternion space and its respective Quaternion Relativity (it also may be called as Rotational Relativity has been defined in a number of papers, and it can be shown that this new theory is capable to describe relativistic motion in elegant and straightforward way. Nonetheless there are subsequent theoretical developments which remains an open question, for instance to derive Maxwell equations in Q-space. Therefore the purpose of the present paper is to derive a consistent description of Maxwell equations in Q-space. First we consider a simplified method similar to the Feynman's derivation of Maxwell equations from Lorentz force. And then we present another derivation method using Dirac decomposition, introduced by Gersten (1999. Further observation is of course recommended in order to refute or verify some implication of this proposition.
A Derivation of Maxwell Equations in Quaternion Space
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Smarandache F.
2010-04-01
Full Text Available Quaternion space and its respective Quaternion Relativity (it also may be called as Ro- tational Relativity has been defined in a number of papers, and it can be shown that this new theory is capable to describe relativistic motion in elegant and straightforward way. Nonetheless there are subsequent theoretical developments which remains an open question, for instance to derive Maxwell equations in Q-space. Therefore the purpose of the present paper is to derive a consistent description of Maxwell equations in Q-space. First we consider a simplified method similar to the Feynman’s derivation of Maxwell equations from Lorentz force. And then we present another derivation method using Dirac decomposition, introduced by Gersten (1998. Further observation is of course recommended in order to refute or verify some implication of this proposition.
Hamiltonian time integrators for Vlasov-Maxwell equations
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Hamiltonian time integrators for the Vlasov-Maxwell equations are developed by a Hamiltonian splitting technique. The Hamiltonian functional is split into five parts, which produces five exactly solvable subsystems. Each subsystem is a Hamiltonian system equipped with the Morrison-Marsden-Weinstein Poisson bracket. Compositions of the exact solutions provide Poisson structure preserving/Hamiltonian methods of arbitrary high order for the Vlasov-Maxwell equations. They are then accurate and conservative over a long time because of the Poisson-preserving nature
Asymptotic freedom at short distances in Dilaton-Maxwell Electrodynamics
Kechkin, Oleg
2016-01-01
An effective potential is created for the dynamics of a test particle, which preserves dilatation symmetry for nonlinear static dilaton-Maxwell background. It is found that the central interaction in this theory is regular everywhere, and that the theory is asymptotically free at short distances and that it has a Coulomb properties at great distances from the source. It is shown that static and spherically symmetric source, behaves like a soliton: it has the finite energy characteristics that are inversely proportional to the dilaton-Maxwell coupling constant.
Post-Newtonian Approximation in Maxwell-Like Form
Kaplan, Jeff D; Thorne, Kip S
2008-01-01
The equations of the linearized first post-Newtonian approximation to general relativity are often written in "gravitoelectromagnetic" Maxwell-like form, since that facilitates physical intuition. This paper expresses the first post-Newtonian approximation, including all nonlinearities, in Maxwell-like form, focusing especially on the gravitational momentum and its conservation as expressed in terms of the Landau-Lifshitz pseudotensor. The authors and their colleagues are finding this formalism useful in developing physical intuition into numerical-relativity simulations of binary black holes with spin.
Rutten, R. J.; Hammerschlag, R.H.; Bettonvil, F.C.M.
2001-01-01
The Dutch Open Telescope is a new and novel optical solar telescope on La Palma. It aims at high resolution by combining an excel- lent site on La Palma with an open tower and an open telescope and leads the way to large-aperture high resolution telescopes. We brie y review the DOT principle, structure and goals. More information is found at the DOT website.
Krabbe, Alfred
2000-01-01
The SOFIA telescope as the heart of the observatory is a major technological challenge. I present an overview on the astro-nomical and scientific requirements for such a big airborne observatory and demonstrate the impact of these requirements on the layout of SOFIA, in particular on the telescope design as it is now. Selected components of the telescope will be de-scribed in their context and functionality. The current status of the telescope is presented.
Prestage, R. M.; Constantikes, K. T.; Hunter, T. R.; King, L. J.; Lacasse, R. J.; Lockman, F. J.; Norrod, R. D.
2009-08-01
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory is the world's premiere single-dish radio telescope operating at centimeter to long millimeter wavelengths. This paper describes the history, construction, and main technical features of the telescope.
Auto Adjusting Astronomical Telescope
Rohit R. Ghalsasi; Prof. N. D. Dhoot
2014-01-01
Astronomical telescope is powerful and basic tool for star or celestial observation. Here we proposed integrated system using Raspberry Pi for auto adjusting astronomical telescope. This integrated circuit helps to control stellar monitoring, stellar targeting, and tracking functions of telescope. Astro compass gives the direction of the celestial objects.
Bigongiari, Ciro
2005-01-01
MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov telescope) is presently the largest ground-based gamma ray telescope. MAGIC has been taking data regularly since October 2004 at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma. In this paper the MAGIC telescope status, its performances and some preliminary results on observed gamma ray sources are presented.
Auto Adjusting Astronomical Telescope
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Rohit R. Ghalsasi
2014-04-01
Full Text Available Astronomical telescope is powerful and basic tool for star or celestial observation. Here we proposed integrated system using Raspberry Pi for auto adjusting astronomical telescope. This integrated circuit helps to control stellar monitoring, stellar targeting, and tracking functions of telescope. Astro compass gives the direction of the celestial objects.
ATST telescope mount: telescope of machine tool
Jeffers, Paul; Stolz, Günter; Bonomi, Giovanni; Dreyer, Oliver; Kärcher, Hans
2012-09-01
The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) will be the largest solar telescope in the world, and will be able to provide the sharpest views ever taken of the solar surface. The telescope has a 4m aperture primary mirror, however due to the off axis nature of the optical layout, the telescope mount has proportions similar to an 8 meter class telescope. The technology normally used in this class of telescope is well understood in the telescope community and has been successfully implemented in numerous projects. The world of large machine tools has developed in a separate realm with similar levels of performance requirement but different boundary conditions. In addition the competitive nature of private industry has encouraged development and usage of more cost effective solutions both in initial capital cost and thru-life operating cost. Telescope mounts move relatively slowly with requirements for high stability under external environmental influences such as wind buffeting. Large machine tools operate under high speed requirements coupled with high application of force through the machine but with little or no external environmental influences. The benefits of these parallel development paths and the ATST system requirements are being combined in the ATST Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA). The process of balancing the system requirements with new technologies is based on the experience of the ATST project team, Ingersoll Machine Tools who are the main contractor for the TMA and MT Mechatronics who are their design subcontractors. This paper highlights a number of these proven technologies from the commercially driven machine tool world that are being introduced to the TMA design. Also the challenges of integrating and ensuring that the differences in application requirements are accounted for in the design are discussed.
Rainich theory for type D aligned Einstein-Maxwell solutions
Ferrando, Joan Josep; Sáez, Juan Antonio
2007-01-01
The original Rainich theory for the non-null Einstein-Maxwell solutions consists of a set of algebraic conditions and the Rainich (differential) equation. We show here that the subclass of type D aligned solutions can be characterized just by algebraic restrictions.
Kink shape solutions of the Maxwell-Lorentz system
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Sørensen, Mads Peter; Webb, G.M.; Brio, M.;
2005-01-01
In the limit of high amplitude oscillating electromagnetic fields, a sequence of kink antikink shaped optical waves has been found in the Maxwell's equations coupled to a single Lorentz oscillator and with Kerr nonlinearity. The individual kinks and antikinks result from a traveling wave assumption...
Oral History of Postsecondary Access: Martha Maxwell, a Pioneer
Casazza, Martha E.; Bauer, Laura
2004-01-01
Truly a pioneer in the field of learning assistance and developmental education, Martha Maxwell has mentored hundreds, if not thousands, of professionals and students as well as authored a variety of reference shelf publications. Her career spanned 50 years. In her classic, Improving Student Learning Skills, she says there are seven persons named…
Galilean symmetry of maxwell's equations in classical electrodynamics
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The study presented shows that the Galilean group, like the Lorentz group, is a group of exact symmetry of Maxwell's equation. The Galilean group differs in that, while the field transformations are linear and global in the relativistic case, they are nonlinear in the Galilean and, generally speaking, depend on the coordinates of the event through some weight functions
Galilean symmetry of Maxwell's equations in classical electrodynamics
Kotel'Nikov, G. A.
1985-08-01
It is shown that the Galilean group, like the Lorentz group, is a group of exact symmetry of Maxwell's equation. The Galilean group differs in that, while the field transformations are linear and global in the relativistic case, they are nonlinear in the Galilean and, generally speaking, depend on the coordinates of the event through some weight functions.
Ito terms and the Maxwell field on the lattice
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If lattice renormalization effects are ignored and the number of space-time dimensions is less than four, it is explicitly shown that the effective continuum action for the Maxwell field does not contain the so-called Ito terms. As is known, the qualitative reason for this result is the flat character of the integration measure
Second order guiding-center Vlasov–Maxwell equations
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Madsen, Jens
2010-01-01
Second order gyrogauge invariant guiding-center coordinates with strong E×B-flow are derived using the Lie transformation method. The corresponding Poisson bracket structure and equations of motion are obtained. From a variational principle the explicit Vlasov–Maxwell equations are derived...
Ball lens reflections by direct solution of Maxwell's equations
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We calculate ball lens reflections, using the exact solution of Maxwell's equations for the scattering of a beam from a dielectric sphere. Our results are consistent to within 1 dB with measurements of backreflection to a single-mode fiber. We also calculate backreflection to an astigmatic spot laser diode. copyright 1995 Optical Society of America
Pollution free discretization of Maxwell's equations in terms of potentials
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A 2D discretization of Maxwell's equations is studied in terms of the electromagnetic potentials using linear and cubic finite elements. The formulation is first analyzed with respect to the discrete dispersion properties to show that it is pollution free. It is then further applied to a simple cylindrical waveguide problem, showing good convergence to the analytical eigenfrequencies. (author) 6 figs., 13 refs
Introduction to Einstein-Maxwell equations and the Rainich conditions
Santos, Wytler Cordeiro dos
2016-01-01
The first results of Einstein-Maxwell equations established by Raincih in 1925 are therefore called the Raincih conditions. Later the result was rediscovered by Misner and Wheeler in 1957 and made the basis of their geometrodynamics. The present survey will consider didactically the curvature of spacetime attributed to an electromagnetic field with conceptual and calculational details.
Noncommutative geometry framework and the Feynman's proof of Maxwell equations
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The main focus of the present work is to study Feynman's proof of the Maxwell equations using the NC geometry framework. To accomplish this task, we consider two kinds of noncommutativity formulations going along the same lines as Feynman's approach. This allows us to go beyond the standard case and discover non-trivial results. In fact, while the first formulation gives rise to the static Maxwell equations, the second formulation is based on the following assumption m[xj, x-dotk] = iℎδjk+imθjkf. The results extracted from the second formulation are more significant since they are associated to a non trivial θ-extension of the Bianchi-set of Maxwell equations. We find divθB = ηθ and (∂Bs/∂t) + εkjs(∂Ej/∂xk) = A1(d2f/dt2) + A2(df/dt) + A3, where ηθ, A1, A2 and A3 are local functions depending on the NC θ-parameter. The novelty of this proof in the NC space is revealed notably at the level of the corrections brought to the previous Maxwell equations. These corrections correspond essentially to the possibility of existence of magnetic charges sources that we can associate to the magnetic monopole since divθB=ηθ is not vanishing in general. (author)
Maxwell-Higgs equation on higher dimensional static curved spacetimes
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In this paper we consider a class of solutions of Maxwell-Higgs equation in higher dimensional static curved spacetimes called Schwarzchild de-Sitter spacetimes. We obtain the general form of the electric fields and magnetic fields in background Schwarzchild de-Sitter spacetimes. However, determining the interaction between photons with the Higgs scalar fields is needed further studies
Incompressible Maxwell-Boussinesq approximation: Existence, uniqueness and shape sensitivity
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Consiglieri, L.; Nečasová, Šárka; Sokolowski, J.
2009-01-01
Roč. 38, č. 4 (2009), s. 1193-1215. ISSN 0324-8569 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA201/05/0005; GA ČR GA201/08/0012 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : Maxwell-Boussinesq approximation Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.378, year: 2009
Entanglement entropy of a Maxwell field on the sphere
Casini, Horacio
2015-01-01
We compute the logarithmic coefficient of the entanglement entropy on a sphere for a Maxwell field in $d=4$ dimensions. In spherical coordinates the problem decomposes into one dimensional ones along the radial coordinate for each angular momentum. We show the entanglement entropy of a Maxwell field is equivalent to the one of two identical massless scalars from which the mode of $l=0$ has been removed. This shows the relation $c^M_{\\log}=2 (c^S_{\\log}-c^{S_{l=0}}_{\\log})$ between the logarithmic coefficient in the entropy for a Maxwell field $c^M_{\\log}$, the one for a $d=4$ massless scalar $c_{\\log}^S$, and the logarithmic coefficient $c^{S_{l=0}}_{\\log}$ for a $d=2$ scalar with Dirichlet boundary condition at the origin. Using the accepted values for these coefficients $c_{\\log}^S=-1/90$ and $c^{S_{l=0}}_{\\log}=1/6$ we get $c^M_{\\log}=-16/45$, which coincides with Dowker's calculation, but does not match the coefficient $-\\frac{31}{45}$ in the trace anomaly for a Maxwell field. We have numerically evaluate...
How to obtain the covariant form of Maxwell's equations from the continuity equation
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Heras, Jose A [Departamento de Ciencias Basicas, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco, Av. San Pablo No. 180, Col. Reynosa, 02200, Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Departamento de Fisica y Matematicas, Universidad Iberoamericana, Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma 880, Mexico D. F. 01210 (Mexico)
2009-07-15
The covariant Maxwell equations are derived from the continuity equation for the electric charge. This result provides an axiomatic approach to Maxwell's equations in which charge conservation is emphasized as the fundamental axiom underlying these equations.
2012-10-26
... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New... to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.... Heather Edgar, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, MSC01 1050, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM...
Mänd, Anu, 1968-
2008-01-01
Arvustus: Kreem, Juhan. Sketches of a Clerk. Pen-and-ink Drawings in the Margins of the Medieval Accoung Books of Reval (Tallinn). (Krems, 2006). Juhan Kreemi raamat käsitleb Tallinna rae keskaegsetes arveraamatutes leiduvaid sulejoonistusi. Autor on välja selgitanud nende, esmapilgul juhuslikena näivate joonistuste otstarbe ning püüdnud nende kaudu avada tolleaegsete linnaametnike mõttemalle
JWST Pathfinder Telescope Integration
Matthews, Gary W.; Kennard, Scott H.; Broccolo, Ronald T.; Ellis, James M.; Daly, Elizabeth A.; Hahn, Walter G.; Amon, John N.; Mt. Pleasant, Stephen M.; Texter, Scott; Atkinson, Charles B.; McKay, Andrew; Levi, Joshua; Keski-Kuha, Ritva; Feinberg, Lee
2015-01-01
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a 6.5m, segmented, IR telescope that will explore the first light of the universe after the big bang. In 2014, a major risk reduction effort related to the Alignment, Integration, and Test (AI&T) of the segmented telescope was completed. The Pathfinder telescope includes two Primary Mirror Segment Assemblies (PMSA's) and the Secondary Mirror Assembly (SMA) onto a flight-like composite telescope backplane. This pathfinder allowed the JWST team to assess the alignment process and to better understand the various error sources that need to be accommodated in the flight build. The successful completion of the Pathfinder Telescope provides a final integration roadmap for the flight operations that will start in August 2015.
Automated telescope scheduling
Johnston, Mark D.
1988-08-01
With the ever increasing level of automation of astronomical telescopes the benefits and feasibility of automated planning and scheduling are becoming more apparent. Improved efficiency and increased overall telescope utilization are the most obvious goals. Automated scheduling at some level has been done for several satellite observatories, but the requirements on these systems were much less stringent than on modern ground or satellite observatories. The scheduling problem is particularly acute for Hubble Space Telescope: virtually all observations must be planned in excruciating detail weeks to months in advance. Space Telescope Science Institute has recently made significant progress on the scheduling problem by exploiting state-of-the-art artificial intelligence software technology. What is especially interesting is that this effort has already yielded software that is well suited to scheduling groundbased telescopes, including the problem of optimizing the coordinated scheduling of more than one telescope.
JWST pathfinder telescope integration
Matthews, Gary W.; Kennard, Scott H.; Broccolo, Ronald T.; Ellis, James M.; Daly, Elizabeth A.; Hahn, Walter G.; Amon, John N.; Mt. Pleasant, Stephen M.; Texter, Scott; Atkinson, Charles B.; McKay, Andrew; Levi, Joshua; Keski-Kuha, Ritva; Feinberg, Lee
2015-08-01
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a 6.5m, segmented, IR telescope that will explore the first light of the universe after the big bang. In 2014, a major risk reduction effort related to the Alignment, Integration, and Test (AI and T) of the segmented telescope was completed. The Pathfinder telescope includes two Primary Mirror Segment Assemblies (PMSA's) and the Secondary Mirror Assembly (SMA) onto a flight-like composite telescope backplane. This pathfinder allowed the JWST team to assess the alignment process and to better understand the various error sources that need to be accommodated in the flight build. The successful completion of the Pathfinder Telescope provides a final integration roadmap for the flight operations that will start in August 2015.
Gillespie, Richard
2011-01-01
Erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869, the telescope was the second largest in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern skies. Richard Gillespie, head of the History and Technology department at the Melbourne museum has written an entertaining account of the telescope's extraordinary history and tells the story through an amazing cast of characters whose lives intersected with the telescope.
New Radio Telescope Makes First Scientific Observations
2001-05-01
The world's two largest radio telescopes have combined to make detailed radar images of the cloud-shrouded surface of Venus and of a tiny asteroid that passed near the Earth. The images mark the first scientific contributions from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) new Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, which worked with the NSF's recently-upgraded Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico. The project used the radar transmitter on the Arecibo telescope and the huge collecting areas of both telescopes to receive the echoes. GBT-Arecibo Radar Image of Maxwell Montes on Venus "These images are the first of many scientific contributions to come from the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, and a great way for it to begin its scientific career," said Paul Vanden Bout, director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). "Our congratulations go to the scientists involved in this project as well as to the hard-working staffs at Green Bank and Arecibo who made this accomplishment possible," Vanden Bout added. To the eye, Venus hides behind a veil of brilliant white clouds, but these clouds can be penetrated by radar waves, revealing the planet's surface. The combination of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully-steerable radio telescope, and the Arecibo telescope, the world's most powerful radar, makes an unmatched tool for studying Venus and other solar-system bodies. "Having a really big telescope like the new Green Bank Telescope to receive the radar echoes from small asteroids that are really close to the Earth and from very distant objects like Titan, the large moon of Saturn, will be a real boon to radar studies of the solar system." said Cornell University professor Donald Campbell, leader of the research team. Ten years ago, the radar system on NASA's Magellan spacecraft probed though the clouds of Venus to reveal in amazing detail the surface of the Earth's twin planet. These new studies using the GBT and Arecibo, the
Structures of General Relativity in Dilaton-Maxwell Electrodynamics
Kechkin, Oleg V
2016-01-01
It is shown that electro (magneto) static sector of Maxwell's electrodynamics coupled to the dilaton field in a string theory form possesses the symmetry group of the stationary General Relativity in vacuum. Performing the Ernst formalism, we develope a technique for generation of exact solutions in this modified electrodynamics on the base of the normalized Ehlers symmetry transformation. In the electrostatic case, we construct and study a general class of spherically symmetric solutions that describes a point-like sourse of the Coulomb type. It is shown that this source is characterized by asymptotical freedom of the electrostatic interaction at short distances. Also it is established that the total electrostatic energy of this source is finite and inversely proportional to the dilaton-Maxwell coupling constant.
Notes on Stefan-Maxwell Equation versus Grahan's Diffusion Law
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2000-01-01
Certain prerequisite information on the component fluxes is necessary for solution of the Stefan-Maxwell equation in multicomponent diffusion systems and the Graham's law of diffusion and effusion is often resorted for this purpose. This article addresses solution of the Stefan-Maxwell equation in binary gas systems and explores the necessary conditions for definite solution of concentration profiles and pertinent component fluxes. It is found that there are multiple solutions for component fluxes in contradiction to what specified by the Graham's law of diffusion. The theorem of minimum entropy production in the non-equilibrium thermodynamics is believed instructive in determining the stable steady state solution out of infinite multiple solutions possible under the specified conditions. It is suggested that only when the boundary condition of component concentration is symmetrical in an isothermal binary system, the counter-diffusion becomes equimolar. The Graham's law of diffusion seems not generally valid for the case of isothermal ordinary diffusion.
Incompressible Einstein–Maxwell fluids with specified electric fields
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S Hansraj; S D Maharaj; T Mthethwa
2013-10-01
The Einstein–Maxwell equations describing static charged spheres with uniform density and variable electric field intensity are studied. The special case of constant electric field is also studied. The evolution of the model is governed by a hypergeometric differential equation which has a general solution in terms of special functions. Several classes of exact solutions are identified which may be considered as charged generalizations of the incompressible Schwarzschild interior model. An analysis of the physical features is undertaken for the uniform case. It is demonstrated that uniform density spheres with constant electric field intensity are not realizable with isotropic pressures. This highlights the necessity of studying the criteria for physical admissability of gravitating spheres in general relativity which are solutions to the Einstein–Maxwell equations.
Radiating black holes in Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory
Aniceto, Pedro; Rocha, Jorge V
2015-01-01
We construct exact, time-dependent, black hole solutions of Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory with arbitrary dilaton coupling, a. For a=1 this theory arises as the four-dimensional low-energy effective description of heterotic string theory. These solutions represent electrically charged, spherically symmetric black holes emitting or absorbing charged null dust and generalize the Vaidya and Bonnor-Vaidya solutions of general relativity and of Einstein-Maxwell theory, respectively. The a=1 case stands out as special, in the sense that it is the only choice of the coupling that allows for a time-dependent dilaton field in this class of solutions. As a by-product, we prove that an electrically charged black hole in this theory cannot be overcharged by bombarding it with a stream of electrically charged null dust. This provides an example of cosmic censorship observance in a string theory setting.
Computational modeling of femtosecond optical solitons from Maxwell's equations
Goorjian, Peter M.; Taflove, Allen; Joseph, Rose M.; Hagness, Susan C.
1992-01-01
An algorithm is developed that permits the direct time integration of full-vector nonlinear Maxwell's equations. This capability permits the modeling of both linear and nonlinear instantaneous and dispersive effects in the electric polarization in material media. The modeling of the optical carrier is retained. The fundamental innovation is to notice that it is possible to treat the linear and nonlinear convolution integrals, which describe the dispersion, as new dependent variables. A coupled system of nonlinear second-order ordinary differential equations can then be derived for the linear and nonlinear convolution integrals, by differentiating them in the time domain. These equations, together with Maxwell's equations, are solved to determine the electromagnetic fields in nonlinear dispersive media. Results are presented of calculations in one dimension of the propagation and collision of femtosecond electromagnetic solitons that retain the optical carrier, taking into account as the Kerr and Raman interactions.
Generalized kinetic Maxwell type models of granular gases
Bobylev, A V; Gamba, I M
2009-01-01
We consider generalizations of kinetic granular gas models given by Boltzmann equations of Maxwell type. These type of models for non-linear elastic or inelastic interactions, have many applications in physics, dynamics of granular gases, economy, etc. We present the problem and develop its form in the space of characteristic functions, i.e. Fourier transforms of probability measures, from a very general point of view, including those with arbitrary polynomial non-linearities and in any dimension space. We find a whole class of generalized Maxwell models that satisfy properties that characterize the existence and asymptotic of dynamically scaled or self-similar solutions, often referred as {\\em homogeneous cooling states}. Of particular interest is a concept interpreted as an operator generalization of usual Lipschitz conditions which allows to describe the behavior of solutions to the corresponding initial value problem. In particular, we present, in the most general case, existence of self similar solutions...
Locating radiating sources for Maxwell's equations using the approximate inverse
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We present a new approach to solve inverse source problems for the three-dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell's equations using boundary measurements of the radiated fields. The modelling is based on the formulation as a system of integro-differential equations for the electric field. We introduce a method to recast the intertwined vector equations of Maxwell into decoupled scalar problems. The method of the approximate inverse is used both for regularization and the development of fast algorithms. We make the analysis of the method when data are collected on a spherical setting around the object. Based on the singular value decomposition, we study the smoothing properties for the underlying operator and derive an error estimate for the regularized solution in a Sobolev-space framework. Numerical simulations illustrate the efficiency and practical usefulness of the developed method
Reflection-free finite volume Maxwell's solver for adaptive grids
Elkina, Nina
2015-01-01
We present a non-staggered method for the Maxwell equations in adaptively refined grids. The code is based on finite volume central scheme that preserves in a discrete form both divergence-free property of magnetic field and the Gauss law. High spatial accuracy is achieved with help of non-oscillatory extrema preserving piece-wise or piece-wise-quadratic reconstructions. The semi-discrete equations are solved by implicit-explicit Runge-Kutta method. The new adaptive grid Maxwell's solver is examined based on several 1d examples, including the an propagation of a Gaussian pulse through vacuum and partially ionised gas. Two-dimensional extension is tested with a Gaussian pulse incident on dielectric disc. Additionally, we focus on testing computational accuracy and efficiency.
The effective action in Einstein-Maxwell theory
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Considerable work has been done on the one-loop effective action in combined electromagnetic and gravitational fields, particularly as a tool for determining the properties of light propagation in curved space. After a short review of previous work, I will present some recent results obtained using the worldline formalism. In particular, I will discuss various ways of generalizing the QED Euler-Heisenberg Lagrangians to the Einstein-Maxwell case.
Basics of averaging of the Maxwell equations for bulk materials
Chipouline, A.; Simovski, C.; Tretyakov, S.
2012-01-01
Volume or statistical averaging of the microscopic Maxwell equations (MEs), i.e. transition from microscopic MEs to their macroscopic counterparts, is one of the main steps in electrodynamics of materials. In spite of the fundamental importance of the averaging procedure, it is quite rarely properly discussed in university courses and respective books; up to now there is no established consensus about how the averaging procedure has to be performed. In this paper we show that there are some b...
Incompressible Maxwell-Boussinesq approximation: Existence, uniqueness and shape sensitivity
Consiglieri, Luisa; Necasova, Sarka; Sokolowski, Jan
2009-01-01
We prove the existence and uniqueness of weak solutions to the variational formulation of the Maxwell-Boussinesq approximation problem. Some further regularity in $W^{1,2+\\delta}$, $\\delta>0$, is obtained for the weak solutions. The shape sensitivity analysis by the boundary variations technique is performed for the weak solutions. As a result, the existence of the strong material derivatives for the weak solutions of the problem is shown. The result can be used to establish the shape differe...
The effective action in Einstein-Maxwell theory
Bastianelli, Fiorenzo; Davila, Jose Manuel; Schubert, Christian
2008-01-01
Considerable work has been done on the one-loop effective action in combined electromagnetic and gravitational fields, particularly as a tool for determining the properties of light propagation in curved space. After a short review of previous work, I present some recent results obtained using the worldline formalism. In particular, I will discuss various ways of generalizing the QED Euler-Heisenberg Lagrangian to the Einstein-Maxwell case.
Charged Particle Tunnels from the Einstein-Maxwell Black Hole
Chen, Deyou; Yang, Shuzheng
Considering the self-gravitation interaction and the unfixed background space-time, we study the Hawking radiation of the Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion (EMDA) black hole by the radial geodesic method and the Hamilton-Jacobi method. Both sets of results agree with Parikh and Wilczek's and show that the actual radiation spectrum deviates from the purely thermal one and the tunneling probability is related to the change of Bekenstein-Hawking entropy, which satisfies an underlying unitary theory.
Class of Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion Space-Times
Matos, Tonatiuh; Sanchez-Sanchez, Ruben; Wiederhold, Petra
2009-01-01
We use the harmonic maps ansatz to find exact solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion (EMDA) equations. The solutions are harmonic maps invariant to the symplectic real group in four dimensions $Sp(4,\\Rreal)\\sim O(5)$. We find solutions of the EMDA field equations for the one and two dimensional subspaces of the symplectic group. Specially, for illustration of the method, we find space-times that generalise the Schwarzschild solution with dilaton, axion and electromagnetic fields.
Algorithm development for Maxwell's equations for computational electromagnetism
Goorjian, Peter M.
1990-01-01
A new algorithm has been developed for solving Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field. It solves the equations in the time domain with central, finite differences. The time advancement is performed implicitly, using an alternating direction implicit procedure. The space discretization is performed with finite volumes, using curvilinear coordinates with electromagnetic components along those directions. Sample calculations are presented of scattering from a metal pin, a square and a circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new algorithm.
Comment on 'Perfect drain for the Maxwell fish eye lens'
Sun, Fei
2012-01-01
The non-magnetic loss material has been proposed (2011 New J. Phys. 13 023038) to mimic a passive perfect drain in the Maxwell's fish eye lens (MFL). In this comment, we argue that this passive medium can only be treated as a perfect absorber which can totally absorb all incident radiation without scattering by it, but it cannot mimic a delta function at the image point. As a result, this passive medium cannot help to achieve a perfect focusing in MFL.
Spline discrete differential forms. Application to Maxwell' s equations.
Back, Aurore; Sonnendrücker, Eric
2011-01-01
We construct a new set of discrete differential forms based on B-splines of arbitrary degree as well as an associated Hodge operator. The theory is first developed in 1D and then extended to multi-dimension using tensor products. We link our discrete differential forms with the theory of chains and cochains. The spline discrete differential forms are then applied to the numerical solution of Maxwell's equations.
A sharp stability criterion for the Vlasov-Maxwell system
Lin, Zhiwu; Strauss, Walter
2007-01-01
We consider the linear stability problem for a 3D cylindrically symmetric equilibrium of the relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system that describes a collisionless plasma. For an equilibrium whose distribution function decreases monotonically with the particle energy, we obtained a linear stability criterion in our previous paper. Here we prove that this criterion is sharp; that is, there would otherwise be an exponentially growing solution to the linearized system. Therefore for the class of symm...
Super-resolution Properties of the Maxwell Fish-Eyes
Grabovičkić, Dejan; Gonzalez Lopez, Juan Carlos; Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos; Benitez Gimenez, Pablo
2011-01-01
In this paper we present an analysis that shows the Maxwell Fish Eye (MFE) only has super-resolution property for some particular frequencies (for other frequencies, the MFE behaves as conventional imaging lens). These frequencies are directly connected with the Schumann resonance frequencies of spherical symmetric systems. The analysis have been done using a thin spherical waveguide (two concentric spheres with constant index between them), which is a dual form of the MFE (the ele...
Classification of local conservation laws of Maxwell's equations
Anco, Stephen C.; Pohjanpelto, Juha
2001-01-01
A complete and explicit classification of all independent local conservation laws of Maxwell's equations in four dimensional Minkowski space is given. Besides the elementary linear conservation laws, and the well-known quadratic conservation laws associated to the conserved stress-energy and zilch tensors, there are also chiral quadratic conservation laws which are associated to a new conserved tensor. The chiral conservation laws possess odd parity under the electric-magnetic duality transfo...
Rheological properties for inelastic Maxwell mixtures under shear flow
Garzo, Vicente; Trizac, Emmanuel
2009-01-01
The Boltzmann equation for inelastic Maxwell models is considered to determine the rheological properties in a granular binary mixture in the simple shear flow state. The transport coefficients (shear viscosity and viscometric functions) are {\\em exactly} evaluated in terms of the coefficients of restitution, the (reduced) shear rate and the parameters of the mixture (particle masses, diameters and concentration). The results show that in general, for a given value of the coefficients of rest...
Adaptation of Galilean transformations to serve Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism
Gyurov, Anton; Tokin, Radina
2011-01-01
In this case study we aim to investigate the important milestones in the incorporation of Maxwell's laws of electromagnetism in Newtonian relativity. Theoretical research has been conducted upon the work of Voigt, Poincare and Lorentz, in the field of mathematical transformations between inertial frames. The development of these transformations is linked to Newton's and Einstein's relativity principles. Although accepting the constancy of speed of light and developing transformations in contr...
A Re-Examination of Maxwell's Electrodynamics Equations
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Dunning-Davies J.
2015-10-01
Full Text Available It is pointed out that the usual derivation of the well-known Maxwell electromagnetic equations holds only for a medium at rest. A way in which the equations may be modified for the case when the mean flow of the medium is steady and uniform is proposed. The implication of this for the problem of the origin of planetary magnetic fields is discussed.
Maxwell electromagnetism as an emergent phenomenon in condensed matter.
Rehn, J; Moessner, R
2016-08-28
The formulation of a complete theory of classical electromagnetism by Maxwell is one of the milestones of science. The capacity of many-body systems to provide emergent mini-universes with vacua quite distinct from the one we inhabit was only recognized much later. Here, we provide an account of how simple systems of localized spins manage to emulate Maxwell electromagnetism in their low-energy behaviour. They are much less constrained by symmetry considerations than the relativistically invariant electromagnetic vacuum, as their substrate provides a non-relativistic background with even translational invariance broken. They can exhibit rich behaviour not encountered in conventional electromagnetism. This includes the existence of magnetic monopole excitations arising from fractionalization of magnetic dipoles; as well as the capacity of disorder, by generating defects on the lattice scale, to produce novel physics, as exemplified by topological spin glassiness or random Coulomb magnetism.This article is part of the themed issue 'Unifying physics and technology in light of Maxwell's equations'. PMID:27458263
On subwavelength imaging of Maxwell's fish eye lens
Sun, Fei
2010-01-01
Both explicit analysis and FEM numerical simulation are used to analyze the field distribution of a line current in the so-called Maxwell's fish eye lens, which has been claimed recently to be able to achieve perfect imaging. We show that such a Maxwell's fish eye lens cannot give perfect imaging due to the fact that high order modes of the object field can hardly reach the image point in the Maxwell's fish eye. If only zero order mode is excited, a subwavelength image can be achieved, however, its spot-size is larger than the spot size of the source field. The image resolution is determined by the field spot size of the image corresponding to the zeroth order component of the object field. Our explicit analysis consists very well with the FEM results for a modified fish eye bounded with perfectly electrical conductor (PEC). Explicit condition is given for achieving a subwavelength image. When this condition is not satisfied, a single line current source may give multiple image spots.
Can Maxwell's fish eye lens really give perfect imaging?
Sun, Fei
2010-01-01
Both explicit analysis and FEM numerical simulation are used to analyze the field distribution of a line current in the so-called Maxwell's fish eye lens [bounded with a perfectly electrical conductor (PEC) boundary]. We show that such a 2D Maxwell's fish eye lens cannot give perfect imaging due to the fact that high order modes of the object field can hardly reach the image point in Maxwell's fish eye lens. If only zeroth order mode is excited, a good image of a sharp object may be achieved in some cases, however, its spot-size is larger than the spot size of the initial object field. The image resolution is determined by the field spot size of the image corresponding to the zeroth order component of the object field. Our explicit analysis consists very well with the FEM results for a fish eye lens. Time-domain simulation is also given to verify our conclusion. Multi-point images for a single object point are also demonstrated.
On subwavelength imaging with Maxwell's fish eye lens
Sun, Fei
2010-01-01
Both explicit analysis and FEM numerical simulation are used to analyze the field distribution of a line current in the so-called Maxwell's fish eye lens [bounded with a perfectly electrical conductor (PEC) boundary]. We show that such a 2D Maxwell's fish eye lens cannot give perfect imaging due to the fact that high order modes of the object field can hardly reach the image point in Maxwell's fish eye lens. If only zeroth order mode is excited, a subwavelength image of a sharp object may be achieved in some cases, however, its spot-size is larger than the spot size of the initial object field. The image resolution is determined by the field spot size of the image corresponding to the zeroth order component of the object field. Our explicit analysis consists very well with the FEM results for a fish eye lens. Time-domain simulation is also given to verify our conclusion. Multi-point imaging for a single object point is also demonstrated.
The Maxwell-Stefan description of binary diffusion
Bringuier, E.
2013-09-01
The paper deals with interdiffusion in a two-component fluid (also called binary or mutual diffusion) near isothermal equilibrium. The historical approach of Maxwell and Stefan, developed in an ideal gaseous mixture, is updated by introducing the chemical potentials of the components subsequently devised by Gibbs, which enable one to implement the Maxwell-Stefan picture of interdiffusion in an arbitrary fluid mixture. The pattern of the interdiffusion law reduces to Fick's in the high-dilution limit, but care should be taken of the reference frame in which the laws of diffusion are written. For a third-year university student, the assets of the modern Maxwell-Stefan description, besides its simplicity and inborn connection with thermodynamics, are (i) manifest Galilean invariance (the principle of relativity of motion); (ii) straightforward compatibility with fluid dynamics; and (iii) simple generalization to a multicomponent fluid in future, graduate-level studies. The value of the mutual-diffusion coefficient, which is not given by the macroscopic description, was calculated by Stefan in an ideal gaseous mixture and found to be independent of the composition. That independence is often observed in real mixtures and is taken as evidence against the mean-free-path account of diffusion. Yet a mixture of components of disparate masses shows a dependence of the mutual-diffusion coefficient on its composition, and we examine why Stefan's calculation can be invalid for this mixture.
Maxwell boundary conditions impose non-Lindblad master equation
Bamba, Motoaki
2016-01-01
From the Hamiltonian connecting the inside and outside of an Fabry-Perot cavity, which is derived from the Maxwell boundary conditions at a mirror of the cavity, a master equation of a non-Lindblad form is derived when the cavity embeds matters, although we can transform it to the Lindblad form by performing the rotating-wave approximation to that Hamiltonian. We calculate absorption spectra by these Lindblad and non-Lindblad master equations and also by the Maxwell boundary conditions in framework of the classical electrodynamics, which we consider the most reliable approach. We found that, compared to the Lindblad master equation, the absorption spectra by the non-Lindblad one agree better with those by the Maxwell boundary conditions. Although the discrepancy is highlighted only in the ultra-strong light-matter interaction regime with a relatively large broadening, the master equation of the non-Lindblad form is preferable rather than of the Lindblad one for pursuing the consistency with the classical elec...
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Druskin, V.; Knizhnerman, L.
1994-12-31
The authors solve the Cauchy problem for an ODE system Au + {partial_derivative}u/{partial_derivative}t = 0, u{vert_bar}{sub t=0} = {var_phi}, where A is a square real nonnegative definite symmetric matrix of the order N, {var_phi} is a vector from R{sup N}. The stiffness matrix A is obtained due to semi-discretization of a parabolic equation or system with time-independent coefficients. The authors are particularly interested in large stiff 3-D problems for the scalar diffusion and vectorial Maxwell`s equations. First they consider an explicit method in which the solution on a whole time interval is projected on a Krylov subspace originated by A. Then they suggest another Krylov subspace with better approximating properties using powers of an implicit transition operator. These Krylov subspace methods generate optimal in a spectral sense polynomial approximations for the solution of the ODE, similar to CG for SLE.
Massie, Norbert A.; Oster, Yale
1992-01-01
A large effective-aperture, low-cost optical telescope with diffraction-limited resolution enables ground-based observation of near-earth space objects. The telescope has a non-redundant, thinned-aperture array in a center-mount, single-structure space frame. It employs speckle interferometric imaging to achieve diffraction-limited resolution. The signal-to-noise ratio problem is mitigated by moving the wavelength of operation to the near-IR, and the image is sensed by a Silicon CCD. The steerable, single-structure array presents a constant pupil. The center-mount, radar-like mount enables low-earth orbit space objects to be tracked as well as increases stiffness of the space frame. In the preferred embodiment, the array has elemental telescopes with subaperture of 2.1 m in a circle-of-nine configuration. The telescope array has an effective aperture of 12 m which provides a diffraction-limited resolution of 0.02 arc seconds. Pathlength matching of the telescope array is maintained by an electro-optical system employing laser metrology. Speckle imaging relaxes pathlength matching tolerance by one order of magnitude as compared to phased arrays. Many features of the telescope contribute to substantial reduction in costs. These include eliminating the conventional protective dome and reducing on-site construction activites. The cost of the telescope scales with the first power of the aperture rather than its third power as in conventional telescopes.
Athermal laser launch telescopes
Kamphues, F.G.; Henselmans, R.; Rijnveld, N.; Lemmen, M.H.J.; Doelman, N.J.; Nijkerk, M.D.
2011-01-01
ESO has developed a concept for a compact laser guide star unit for use in future Adaptive Optics (AO) systems. A small powerful laser is combined with a telescope that launches the beam, creating a single modular unit that can be mounted directly on a large telescope. This approach solves several o
1990-02-01
An overview of the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency which will be used to study deep space, as well as our solar system is presented. The video contains animations depicting the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit, as well as footage of scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute making real time observations. The images Hubble acquires will be downloaded into a database that contains images of over 19,000,0000 celestial objects called the Star Catalog.
Rutten, R. J.; Hammerschlag, R.H.; Bettonvil, F.C.M.
2001-01-01
The Utrecht Open Tower Telescope, recently renamed into \\Dutch Open Telescope", is now being installed at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (Fig. 1). Like THEMIS, the DOT is a solar telescope of novel design, is located at a superior site, aims at high spatial resolution, is suited to polarimetry, has been long in the making, and should start its scientic career in 1997. Unlike THEMIS, the DOT has no dome, no vacuum enclosure, no post-focus equipment, and no long-term funding.
Rutten, R. J.; Hammerschlag, R.H.; Bettonvil, F.C.M.
2001-01-01
The Utrecht Open Tower Telescope, recently renamed into "Dutch Open Telescope", is now being installed at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (Fig. 1). Like THEMIS, the DOT is a solar telescope of novel design, is located at a superior site, aims at high spatial resolution, is suited to polarimetry, has been long in the making, and should start its scientific career in 1997. Unlike THEMIS, the DOT has no dome, no vacuum enclosure, no post-focus equipment, and no long-term funding.
The Remote Maxwell Demon as Energy Down-Converter
Hossenfelder, S.
2016-04-01
It is demonstrated that Maxwell's demon can be used to allow a machine to extract energy from a heat bath by use of information that is processed by the demon at a remote location. The model proposed here effectively replaces transmission of energy by transmission of information. For that we use a feedback protocol that enables a net gain by stimulating emission in selected fluctuations around thermal equilibrium. We estimate the down conversion rate and the efficiency of energy extraction from the heat bath.
Wormhole Solutions in the Presence of Nonlinear Maxwell Field
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S. H. Hendi
2014-01-01
Full Text Available In generalizing the Maxwell field to nonlinear electrodynamics, we look for the magnetic solutions. We consider a suitable real metric with a lower bound on the radial coordinate and investigate the properties of the solutions. We find that in order to have a finite electromagnetic field near the lower bound, we should replace the Born-Infeld theory with another nonlinear electrodynamics theory. Also, we use the cut-and-paste method to construct wormhole structure. We generalize the static solutions to rotating spacetime and obtain conserved quantities.
Godunov scheme for Maxwell's equations with Kerr nonlinearity
Aregba-Driollet, Denise
2014-01-01
We study the Godunov scheme for a nonlinear Maxwell model arising in nonlinear optics, the Kerr model. This is a hyperbolic system of conservation laws with some eigenvalues of variable multiplicity, neither genuinely nonlinear nor linearly degenerate. The solution of the Riemann problem for the full-vector 6x6 system is constructed and proved to exist for all data. This solution is compared to the one of the reduced Transverse Magnetic model. The scheme is implemented in one and two space di...
Perfect drain for the Maxwell Fish Eye lens
Gonzalez Lopez, Juan Carlos; Benitez Gimenez, Pablo; Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos
2010-01-01
Perfect imaging of electromagnetic waves using the Maxwell ﬁsh eye (MFE) requires a new concept: a point called the perfect drain that we shall call the perfect point drain. From the mathematical point of view, a perfect point drain is just like an ideal point source, except that it drains power from the electromagnetic ﬁeld instead of generating it. We introduce here the perfect drain for the MFE as a dissipative region of non-zero size that completely drains the power from the point source....
SIM(1)-VSR Maxwell-Chern-Simons electrodynamics
Bufalo, R.
2016-06-01
In this paper we propose a very special relativity (VSR)-inspired generalization of the Maxwell-Chern-Simons (MCS) electrodynamics. This proposal is based upon the construction of a proper study of the SIM (1)-VSR gauge-symmetry. It is shown that the VSR nonlocal effects present a significant and healthy departure from the usual MCS theory. The classical dynamics is analysed in full detail, by studying the solution for the electric field and static energy for this configuration. Afterwards, the interaction energy between opposite charges is derived and we show that the VSR effects play an important part in obtaining a (novel) finite expression for the static potential.
Maxwell Equations Solution Using Spin-weighted Spherical Harmonics
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The electric and magnetic fields in vacuum, in a source-free region, are divergenceless and, if it is assumed that they have a harmonic time dependence with frequency ω, they satisfy the vector Helmholtz equation. We can then solve the Helmholtz equation using the spin-weighted spherical harmonics. However a lot of constants produced in the process have to be determined. In this work we find these constants corresponding to the electric and magnetic fields, i.e. we obtain the multipole solution of Maxwell equations in a rigorous manner. In addition we give an Expression for the vector potential in terms of the multipole moments
Introduction to the Fock quantization of the Maxwell field
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In this article we give an introduction to the Fock quantization of the Maxwell field. At the classical level, we treat the theory in both the covariant and canonical phase space formalisms. The approach is general since we consider arbitrary (globally-hyperbolic) space-times. The Fock quantization is shown to be equivalent to the definition of a complex structure on the classical phase space. As examples, we consider stationary space-times as well as ordinary Minkowski space-time. The account is pedagogical in spirit and is tailored to beginning graduate students. The paper is self contained and is intended to fill an existing gap in the literature. (Author)
Small amplitude solitary waves in the Dirac-Maxwell system
Comech, Andrew; Stuart, David
2012-01-01
We study nonlinear bound states, or solitary waves, in the Dirac-Maxwell system proving the existence of solutions in which the Dirac wave function is of the form $\\phi(x,\\omega)e^{-i\\omega t}$, $\\omega\\in(-m,\\omega_*)$, with some $\\omega_*>-m$, such that $\\phi_\\omega\\in H^1(\\R^3,\\C^4)$, $\\Vert\\phi_\\omega\\Vert^2_{L^2}=O(m-|\\omega|)$, and $\\Vert\\phi_\\omega\\Vert_{L^\\infty}=O(m-|\\omega|)$. The method of proof is an implicit function theorem argument based on an identification of the nonrelativis...
SIM$(1)$--VSR Maxwell-Chern-Simons electrodynamics
Bufalo, R
2016-01-01
In this paper we propose a very special relativity (VSR)-inspired generalization of the Maxwell-Chern-Simons (MCS) electrodynamics. This proposal is based upon the construction of a proper study of the SIM$(1)$--VSR gauge-symmetry. It is shown that the VSR nonlocal effects present a significant and health departure from the usual MCS theory. The classical dynamics is analysed in full detail, by studying the solution for the electric field and static energy for this configuration. Afterwards, the interaction energy between opposite charges are derived and we show that the VSR effects play an important part in obtaining a (novel) finite expression for the static potential.
The free energy of Maxwell-Vlasov equilibria
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A previously derived expression for the energy of arbitrary perturbations about arbitrary Vlasov-Maxwell equilibria is transformed into a very compact form. The new form is also obtained by a canonical transformation method for solving Vlasov's equation, which is based on Lie group theory. This method is simpler than the one used before and provides better physical insight. Finally a procedure is presented for determining the existence of negative-energy modes. In this context the question of why there is an accessibility constraint for the particles, but not for the fields, is discussed. 16 refs
A Modified Szilard's Engine: Measurement, Information, and Maxwell's Demon
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Michael Devereux
2004-03-01
Full Text Available Abstract: Using an isolated measurement process, I've calculated the effect measurement has on entropy for the multi-cylinder Szilard engine. This calculation shows that the system of cylinders possesses an entropy associated with cylinder total energy states, and that it records information transferred at measurement. Contrary to other's results, I've found that the apparatus loses entropy due to measurement. The Second Law of Thermodynamics may be preserved if Maxwell's demon gains entropy moving the engine partition.
Viscoelastic Modelling of Solid Rocket Propellants using Maxwell Fluid Model
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Himanshu Shekhar
2010-07-01
Full Text Available Maxwell fluid model consisting of a spring and a dashpot in series is applied for viscoelastic characterisation of solid rocket propellants. Suitable values of spring constant and damping coefficient wereemployed by least square variation of errors for generation of complete stress-strain curve in uniaxial tensile mode for case-bonded solid propellant formulations. Propellants from the same lot were tested at different strain rates. It was observed that change in spring constant, representing elastic part was very small with strain rate but damping constant varies significantly with variation in strain rate. For a typical propellant formulation, when strain rate was raised from 0.00037/s to 0.185/s, spring constant K changed from 5.5 MPato 7.9 MPa, but damping coefficient D was reduced from 1400 MPa-s to 4 MPa-s. For all strain rates, stress-strain curve was generated using Maxwell model and close matching with actual test curve was observed.This indicates validity of Maxwell fluid model for uniaxial tensile testing curves of case-bonded solid propellant formulations. It was established that at higher strain rate, damping coefficient becomes negligible as compared to spring constant. It was also observed that variation of spring constant is logarithmic with strain rate and that of damping coefficient follows power law. The correlation coefficients were introduced to ascertain spring constants and damping coefficients at any strain rate from that at a reference strain rate. Correlationfor spring constant needs a coefficient H, which is function of propellant formulation alone and not of test conditions and the equation developeds K2 = K1 + H ´ ln{(de2/dt/(de1/dt}. Similarly for damping coefficient D also another constant S is introduced and prediction formula is given by D2 = D1 ´ {(de2/dt/(de1/dt}S.Evaluating constants H and S at different strain rates validate this mathematical formulation for differentpropellant formulations
Derivation of special relativity from Maxwell and Newton.
Dunstan, D J
2008-05-28
Special relativity derives directly from the principle of relativity and from Newton's laws of motion with a single undetermined parameter, which is found from Faraday's and Ampère's experimental work and from Maxwell's own introduction of the displacement current to be the -c(-2) term in the Lorentz transformations. The axiom of the constancy of the speed of light is quite unnecessary. The behaviour and the mechanism of the propagation of light are not at the foundations of special relativity. PMID:18218595
Time-harmonic Maxwell equations with asymptotically linear polarization
Qin, Dongdong; Tang, Xianhua
2016-06-01
This paper is concerned with the following time-harmonic semilinear Maxwell equation: nabla× (nabla× u)+λ u=f(x,u), &in Ω ν × u=0, &on partialΩ, where {Ωsubset {R}3} is a bounded, convex domain and {ν : partial Ωto {R}3} is the exterior normal. Motivated by recent work of Bartsch and Mederski and based on some observations and new techniques, we study above equation by developing the generalized Nehari manifold method. Particularly, existence of ground-state solutions of Nehari-Pankov type for the equation is established with asymptotically linear nonlinearity.
Traffic restrictions on Routes Bloch, Maxwell and Bohr
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2008-01-01
Excavation and pipework is being carried out in the framework of the transfer of the waste water treatment plant for the effluents from the surface treatment workshops from Building 254 to Building 676, currently under construction. This work may encroach onto Routes Bloch, Maxwell and Bohr and disrupt the flow of traffic. Users are requested to comply with the road signs that will be erected. The work is expected to last until the beginning of December 2008. Thank you for your understanding. TS/CE and TS/FM Groups Tel.7 4188 or 16 4314
Goddard Robotic Telescope (GRT)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Since it is not possible to predict when a Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) occurs, the follow-up ground telescopes must be distributed as uniform as possible all over the...
Tyson, J A; Angel, J R P; Wittman, David
2001-01-01
Weak gravitational lensing enables direct reconstruction of dark matter maps over cosmologically significant volumes. This research is currently telescope-limited. The Dark Matter Telescope (DMT) is a proposed 8.4 m telescope with a 3 degree field of view, with an etendue of 260 $(m. degree)^2$, ten times greater than any other current or planned telescope. With its large etendue and dedicated observational mode, the DMT fills a nearly unexplored region of parameter space and enables projects that would take decades on current facilities. The DMT will be able to reach 10-sigma limiting magnitudes of 27-28 magnitude in the wavelength range .3 - 1 um over a 7 square degree field in 3 nights of dark time. Here we review its unique weak lensing cosmology capabilities and the design that enables those capabilities.
Djupvik, Anlaug Amanda; Andersen, Johannes
2009-01-01
An overview of the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) is presented. Emphasis is on current capabilities of direct interest to the scientific user community, including instruments. Educational services and prospects and strategies for the future are discussed briefly as well.
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The characteristics and capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) are described. The telescope can provide an angular resolution of about 0.1 arcsec, a faint stellar limiting magnitude of about 28 mag, and UV observations greater than or equal to 1150 A. The scientific instruments on the HST include: a wide-field and planetary camera, a faint object spectrograph, a faint object camera, a high speed photometer, a high resolution spectrograph, and three fine guidance sensors. The role of the Space Telescope Science Institute in managing and distributing the HST data is examined. The application of the telescope to the study of cosmology, evolution, QSOs and AGNs, galaxies and cluster, stars and the interstellar medium, and planetary astronomy is proposed
Optimized Schwarz Methods for Maxwell's equations with non-zero electric conductivity
Dolean, Victoria; El Bouajaji, Mohamed; Gander, Martin Jakob; Lanteri, Stéphane
2010-01-01
The first ideas for optimized Schwarz methods for Maxwell's equations came from the analysis of optimized Schwarz methods for the Helmholtz equation, see [3, 4, 2, 11]. For the case of the rot-rot formulation of the Maxwell equations, optimized Schwarz methods were developed in [1]. The systematic study of Schwarz methods for Maxwell's equations in their general formulation was started in [9, 10], and an entire hierarchy of families of optimized Schwarz methods was analyzed in [8], see also [...
Bigongiari, Ciro
2016-01-01
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is planned to be the next generation ground based observatory for very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy. Gamma-rays provide a powerful insight into the non-thermal universe and hopefully a unique probe for new physics. Imaging Cherenkov telescopes have already discovered more than 170 VHE gamma-ray emitters providing plentiful of valuable data and clearly demonstrating the power of this technique. In spite of the impressive results there are indication...
The Atacama Cosmology Telescope
Kosowsky, Arthur
2004-01-01
The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) project is described. This multi-institution collaboration aims to produce arcminute-resolution and micro-Kelvin sensitivity maps of the microwave background temperature over 200 square degrees of the sky in three frequency bands. We give a brief overview of the scientific motivations for such a map, followed by a design outline of our six-meter custom telescope, an overview of our proposed bolometer array detector technology, and site considerations and ...
Hubble Space Telescope Configuration
1985-01-01
This image illustrates the overall Hubble Space Telescope (HST) configuration. The HST is the product of a partnership between NASA, European Space Agency Contractors, and the international community of astronomers. It is named after Edwin P. Hubble, an American Astronomer who discovered the expanding nature of the universe and was the first to realize the true nature of galaxies. The purpose of the HST, the most complex and sensitive optical telescope ever made, is to study the cosmos from a low-Earth orbit. By placing the telescope in space, astronomers are able to collect data that is free of the Earth's atmosphere. The HST detects objects 25 times fainter than the dimmest objects seen from Earth and provides astronomers with an observable universe 250 times larger than visible from ground-based telescopes, perhaps as far away as 14 billion light-years. The HST views galaxies, stars, planets, comets, possibly other solar systems, and even unusual phenomena such as quasars, with 10 times the clarity of ground-based telescopes. The major elements of the HST are the Optical Telescope Assembly (OTA), the Support System Module (SSM), and the Scientific Instruments (SI). The HST is approximately the size of a railroad car, with two cylinders joined together and wrapped in a silvery reflective heat shield blanket. Wing-like solar arrays extend horizontally from each side of these cylinders, and dish-shaped anternas extend above and below the body of the telescope. The HST was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31 mission) into Earth orbit in April 1990. The Marshall Space Flight Center had responsibility for design, development, and construction of the HST. The Perkin-Elmer Corporation, in Danbury, Connecticut, developed the optical system and guidance sensors. The Lockheed Missile and Space Company of Sunnyvale, California produced the protective outer shroud and spacecraft systems, and assembled and tested the finished telescope.
Alignment telescope for Antares
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The Antares Automatic Alignment System employs a specially designed telescope for alignment of its laser beamlines. There are two telescopes in the system, and since each telescope is a primary alignment reference, stringent boresight accuracy and stability over the focus range were required. Optical and mechanical designs, which meet this requirement as well as that of image quality over a wide wavelength band, are described. Special test techniques for initial assembly and alignment of the telescope are also presented. The telescope, which has a 180-mm aperture FK51-KZF2 type glass doublet objective, requires a boresight accuracy of 2.8 μrad at two focal lengths, and object distances between 11 meters and infinity. Travel of a smaller secondary doublet provides focus from 11 m to infinity with approximately 7.8 m effective focal length. By flipping in a third doublet, the effective focal length is reduced to 2.5 m. Telescope alignment was accomplished by using a rotary air bearing to establish an axis in front of the system and placing the focus of a Laser Unequal Path Interferometer (LUPI) at the image plane
Einstein-Maxwell-Anti-de-Sitter spinning solitons
Herdeiro, Carlos; Radu, Eugen
2016-06-01
Electrostatics on global Anti-de-Sitter (AdS) spacetime is sharply different from that on global Minkowski spacetime. It admits a multipolar expansion with everywhere regular, finite energy solutions, for every multipole moment except the monopole [1]. A similar statement holds for global AdS magnetostatics. We show that everywhere regular, finite energy, electric plus magnetic fields exist on AdS in three distinct classes: (I) with non-vanishing total angular momentum J; (II) with vanishing J but non-zero angular momentum density, Tφt ; (III) with vanishing J and Tφt . Considering backreaction, these configurations remain everywhere smooth and finite energy, and we find, for example, Einstein-Maxwell-AdS solitons that are globally - Type I - or locally (but not globally) - Type II - spinning. This backreaction is considered first perturbatively, using analytical methods and then non-perturbatively, by constructing numerical solutions of the fully non-linear Einstein-Maxwell-AdS system. The variation of the energy and total angular momentum with the boundary data is explicitly exhibited for one example of a spinning soliton.
Reduced basis method for Maxwell's equations with resonance phenomena
Hammerschmidt, Martin; Herrmann, Sven; Pomplun, Jan; Zschiedrich, Lin; Burger, Sven; Schmidt, Frank
2015-09-01
Rigorous optical simulations of 3-dimensional nano-photonic structures are an important tool in the analysis and optimization of scattering properties of nano-photonic devices or parameter reconstruction. To construct geometrically accurate models of complex structured nano-photonic devices the finite element method (FEM) is ideally suited due to its flexibility in the geometrical modeling and superior convergence properties. Reduced order models such as the reduced basis method (RBM) allow to construct self-adaptive, error-controlled, very low dimensional approximations for input-output relationships which can be evaluated orders of magnitude faster than the full model. This is advantageous in applications requiring the solution of Maxwell's equations for multiple parameters or a single parameter but in real time. We present a reduced basis method for 3D Maxwell's equations based on the finite element method which allows variations of geometric as well as material and frequency parameters. We demonstrate accuracy and efficiency of the method for a light scattering problem exhibiting a resonance in the electric field.
Einstein-aether theory with a Maxwell field: General formalism
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Balakin, Alexander B., E-mail: Alexander.Balakin@kpfu.ru [Department of General Relativity and Gravitation, Institute of Physics, Kazan Federal University, Kremlevskaya str. 18, Kazan 420008 (Russian Federation); Lemos, José P.S., E-mail: joselemos@ist.utl.pt [Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica-CENTRA, Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico-IST, Universidade de Lisboa-UL, Avenida Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal)
2014-11-15
We extend the Einstein-aether theory to include the Maxwell field in a nontrivial manner by taking into account its interaction with the time-like unit vector field characterizing the aether. We also include a generic matter term. We present a model with a Lagrangian that includes cross-terms linear and quadratic in the Maxwell tensor, linear and quadratic in the covariant derivative of the aether velocity four-vector, linear in its second covariant derivative and in the Riemann tensor. We decompose these terms with respect to the irreducible parts of the covariant derivative of the aether velocity, namely, the acceleration four-vector, the shear and vorticity tensors, and the expansion scalar. Furthermore, we discuss the influence of an aether non-uniform motion on the polarization and magnetization of the matter in such an aether environment, as well as on its dielectric and magnetic properties. The total self-consistent system of equations for the electromagnetic and the gravitational fields, and the dynamic equations for the unit vector aether field are obtained. Possible applications of this system are discussed. Based on the principles of effective field theories, we display in an appendix all the terms up to fourth order in derivative operators that can be considered in a Lagrangian that includes the metric, the electromagnetic and the aether fields.
Einstein-Maxwell dynamics as a P(4) affine theory
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In Newtonian mechanics the energy of a particle is defined only up to an arbitrary additive constant. By using affine functions to model the Newtonian energy we show that it is possible to reformulate arbitrary time- and velocity-independent forces as R1 affine gauge potentials. Solutions of Newton's second law then define R1 affine energy geodesics, and the R1 flat gauge potentials are shown to correspond to conservative Newtonian forces. We generalize these ideas to relativistic mechanics by modeling the energy-momentum of classical particles as R4 affine four-vectors. If this R4 affine structure is to be compatible with the O(1,3) Riemannian structure of spacetime, then the R4 gauge potential must correspond to an antisymmetric tensor field on spacetime, and this field is identified with the electromagnetic field tensor. We are eventually led to a reformulation of the Einstein-Maxwell theory as a P(4) = O(1,3) x R4 affine gauge theory in which the timelike affine geodesics correspond to Lorentz-force-law trajectories, and the Einstein-Maxwell field equations are reformulated as gauge field equations in terms of the P(4) curvature
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Ruhl, J.E.; Ade, P.A.R.; Carlstrom, J.E.; Cho, H.M.; Crawford,T.; Dobbs, M.; Greer, C.H.; Halverson, N.W.; Holzapfel, W.L.; Lanting,T.M.; Lee, A.T.; Leitch, E.M.; Leong, J.; Lu, W.; Lueker, M.; Mehl, J.; Meyer, S.S.; Mohr, J.J.; Padin, S.; Plagge, T.; Pryke, C.; Runyan, M.C.; Schwan, D.; Sharp, M.K.; Spieler, H.; Staniszewski, Z.; Stark, A.A.
2004-11-04
A new 10 meter diameter telescope is being constructed for deployment at the NSF South Pole research station. The telescope is designed for conducting large-area millimeter and sub-millimeter wave surveys of faint, low contrast emission, as required to map primary and secondary anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. To achieve the required sensitivity and resolution, the telescope design employs an off-axis primary with a 10 m diameter clear aperture. The full aperture and the associated optics will have a combined surface accuracy of better than 20 microns rms to allow precision operation in the submillimeter atmospheric windows. The telescope will be surrounded with a large reflecting ground screen to reduce sensitivity to thermal emission from the ground and local interference. The optics of the telescope will support a square degree field of view at 2mm wavelength and will feed a new 1000-element micro-lithographed planar bolometric array with superconducting transition-edge sensors and frequency-multiplexed readouts. The first key project will be to conduct a survey over 4000 degrees for galaxy clusters using the Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect. This survey should find many thousands of clusters with a mass selection criteria that is remarkably uniform with redshift. Armed with redshifts obtained from optical and infrared follow-up observations, it is expected that the survey will enable significant constraints to be placed on the equation of state of the dark energy.
Towers for Antarctic Telescopes
Hammerschlag, R. H.; Bettonvil, F. C. M.; Jägers, A. P. L.; Nielsen, G.
To take advantage of the exceptional seeing above the boundary layer on Antarctic sites, a high-resolution telescope must be mounted on a support tower. An open transparent tower of framework minimizes the upward temperature-disturbed airflow. A typical minimum height is 30m. The tower platform has to be extremely stable against wind-induced rotational motions, which have to be less than fractions of an arc second, unusually small from a mechanical engineering viewpoint. In a traditional structure, structural deflections result in angular deflections of the telescope platform, which introduce tip and tilt motions in the telescope. However, a structure that is designed to deflect with parallel motion relative to the horizontal plane will undergo solely translation deflections in the telescope platform and thus will not degrade the image. The use of a parallel motion structure has been effectively demonstrated in the design of the 15-m tower for the Dutch Open Telescope (DOT) on La Palma. Special framework geometries are developed, which make it possible to construct high towers in stories having platforms with extreme stability against wind-induced tilt. These geometric solutions lead to constructions, being no more massive than a normal steel framework carrying the same load. Consequently, these lightweight towers are well suited to difficult sites as on Antarctica. A geometry with 4 stories has been worked out.
Murabona Oduori, Susan
2015-08-01
The telescope has been around for more than 400 years, and through good use of it scientists have made many astonishing discoveries and begun to understand our place in the universe. Most people, however, have never looked through one. Yet it is a great tool for cool science and observation especially in a continent and country with beautifully dark skies. The Travelling Telescope project aims to invite people outside under the stars to learn about those curious lights in the sky.The Travelling Telescope aims to promote science learning to a wide range of Kenyan schools in various locations exchanging knowledge about the sky through direct observations of celestial bodies using state of the art telescopes. In addition to direct observing we also teach science using various hands-on activities and astronomy software, ideal for explaining concepts which are hard to understand, and for a better grasp of the sights visible through the telescope. We are dedicated to promoting science using astronomy especially in schools, targeting children from as young as 3 years to the youth, teachers, their parents and members of the public. Our presentation focuses on the OAD funded project in rural coastal Kenya.
Woźniak, Przemysław
Robotic telescopes are revolutionizing the way astronomers collect their dataand conduct sky surveys. This chapter begins with a discussion of principles thatguide the process of designing, constructing, and operating telescopes andobservatories that offer a varying degree of automation, from instruments remotelycontrolled by observers to fully autonomous systems requiring no humansupervision during their normal operations. Emphasis is placed on designtrade-offs involved in building end-to-end systems intended for a wide range ofscience applications. The second part of the chapter contains descriptions ofseveral projects and instruments, both existing and currently under development.It is an attempt to provide a representative selection of actual systems thatillustrates state of the art in technology, as well as important ideas and milestonesin the development of the field. The list of presented instruments spans the fullrange in size starting from small all-sky monitors, through midrange robotic andsurvey telescopes, and finishing with large robotic instruments and surveys.Explosive growth of telescope networking is enabling entirely new modesof interaction between the survey and follow-up observing. Increasingimportance of standardized communication protocols and software is stressed.These developments are driven by the fusion of robotic telescope hardware,massive storage and databases, real-time knowledge extraction, and datacross-correlation on a global scale. The chapter concludes with examplesof major science results enabled by these new technologies and futureprospects.
Kitchin, C R
2013-01-01
Telescopes and Techniques has proved itself in its first two editions, having become probably one of the most widely used astronomy texts, both for amateur astronomers and astronomy and astrophysics undergraduates. Both earlier editions of the book were widely used for introductory practical astronomy courses in many universities. In this Third Edition the author guides the reader through the mathematics, physics and practical techniques needed to use today's telescopes (from the smaller models to the larger instruments installed in many colleges) and how to find objects in the sky. Most of the physics and engineering involved is described fully and requires little prior knowledge or experience. Both visual and electronic imaging techniques are covered, together with an introduction to how data (measurements) should be processed and analyzed. A simple introduction to radio telescopes is also included. Brief coverage of the more advanced topics of photometry and spectroscopy are included, but mainly to enable ...
Integrated Modeling of Telescopes
Andersen, Torben
2011-01-01
With increasingly complex and costly opto-mechanical systems, there is a growing need for reliable computer modeling and simulation. The field of integrated modeling, combining optics, mechanics, control engineering, and other disciplines, is the subject of this book. Although the book primarily focuses on ground-based optical telescopes, the techniques introduced are applicable also to other wavelengths and to other opto-mechanical applications on the ground or in space. Basic tools of integrated modeling are introduced together with concepts of ground-based telescopes. Modeling of optical systems, structures, wavefront control systems with emphasis on segmented mirror control, and active and adaptive optics are described together with a variety of noise sources; many examples are included in this book. Integrated Modeling of Telescopes is a text for physicists and engineers working in the field of opto-mechanical design and wavefront control, but it will also be valuable as a textbook for PhD students.
D'Amico, Nichi
2011-08-01
We present the status of the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) project, a new general purpose, fully steerable 64 m diameter parabolic radio telescope under construction in Sardinia. The instrument is funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), by the Sardinia Regional Government (RAS), and by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and it is charge to three research structures of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF): the Institute of Radio Astronomy of Bologna, the Cagliari Astronomical Observatory (in Sardinia), and the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence. The radio telescope has a shaped Gregorian optical configuration with a 8 m diameter secondary mirror and additional Beam-Wave Guide (BWG) mirrors. One of the most challenging feature of SRT is the active surface of the primary reflector which provides good efficiency up to about 100 GHz. This paper reports on the most recent advances of the construction.
Configurable Aperture Space Telescope
Ennico, Kimberly; Bendek, Eduardo
2015-01-01
In December 2014, we were awarded Center Innovation Fund to evaluate an optical and mechanical concept for a novel implementation of a segmented telescope based on modular, interconnected small sats (satlets). The concept is called CAST, a Configurable Aperture Space Telescope. With a current TRL is 2 we will aim to reach TLR 3 in Sept 2015 by demonstrating a 2x2 mirror system to validate our optical model and error budget, provide straw man mechanical architecture and structural damping analyses, and derive future satlet-based observatory performance requirements. CAST provides an alternative access to visible and/or UV wavelength space telescope with 1-meter or larger aperture for NASA SMD Astrophysics and Planetary Science community after the retirement of HST
Infinite Maxwell fish-eye lens as a complement for an imaging device
Liu, Yangjie; Naeem, Majid; Hao, Yang
2015-01-01
This manuscript proposes a new imaging medium via isotropic refractive index of heterogeneous medium. By aid of conformal map, one transfers the full Maxwell fisheye into a mapped profile within a unit circle. Thus the imaging resolution of this new profile is maintained as good as the truncated Maxwell fisheye profile or its conformally-mapped counterpart in previous literature.
The Goldberg-Sachs theorem and the alignment condition for Einstein-Maxwell fields
Bergh, Norbert Van den
2016-01-01
A new characterisation is given of the Garcia-Plebanski and Plebanski-Hacyan metrics within the family of non-null aligned Einstein-Maxwell fields with a cosmological constant and of the Debever-Kamran-McLenaghan `class D' metrics with non-vanishing cosmological constant within the general family of non-null Einstein-Maxwell fields.
Comment on the "Maxwell Equations as the One-Photon Quantum Equation" by A. Gersten
Dvoeglazov, V V
2000-01-01
We show that the Gersten derivation of Maxwell equations can be generalized. It actually leads to additional solutions of `S=1 equations'. They follow directly from previous considerations by Majorana, Oppenheimer, Weinberg and Ogievetskii and Polubarinov. Therefore, {\\it generalized} Maxwell equations should be used as a guideline for proper interpretations of quantum theories.
Peristaltic flow of a Maxwell fluid in a channel with compliant walls
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Ali, Nasir [Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University 45320, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)], E-mail: nasirali_qau@yahoo.com; Hayat, Tasawar [Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University 45320, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan); Asghar, Saleem [Department of Mathematical Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan)
2009-01-15
This paper describes the peristaltic motion of a non-Newtonian fluid in a channel having compliant boundaries. Constitutive equations for a Maxwell fluid have been used. Perturbation method has been used for the analytic solution. The influence of pertinent parameters is analyzed. Comparison of the present analysis of Maxwell fluid is made with the existing results of viscous fluid.
2011-09-13
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2012-08-02
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The Covariant Formulation of Maxwell's Equations Expressed in a Form Independent of Specific Units
Heras, Jose A.; Baez, G.
2009-01-01
The covariant formulation of Maxwell's equations can be expressed in a form independent of the usual systems of units by introducing the constants alpha, beta and gamma into these equations. Maxwell's equations involving these constants are then specialized to the most commonly used systems of units: Gaussian, SI and Heaviside-Lorentz by giving…
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2011-01-01
With its pure aperture up to 985mm, the New Vacuum Solar Telescope of China （NVST） has become the world＇s biggest vacuum solar telescope. The main science task of NVST is the high-resolution observation of photosphere and chromosphere including their fine structure of magnetic field on the sun. The NVST was equipped with many new technologies and powerful instruments, such as an adaptive optical system, a polarization analyzer, two vertical spectrographs, a high-resolution image system and a very narrow Ha filter （0.125A）.
Athermal laser launch telescopes
Kamphues, F.G.; Henselmans, R.; Rijnveld, N.; Lemmen, M.H.J.; Doelman, N.J.; Nijkerk, M.D.
2011-01-01
ESO has developed a concept for a compact laser guide star unit for use in future Adaptive Optics (AO) systems. A small powerful laser is combined with a telescope that launches the beam, creating a single modular unit that can be mounted directly on a large telescope. This approach solves several of the stability problems experienced with a number of first generation laser guide star systems around the world. Four of these compact laser guide stars will be used for the new VLT 4LGSF Adaptive...
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Up to now the 20-300 GeV energy range has been inaccessible to gamma-ray astronomy. Here we report on a design for a 17-m φ air Cerenkov telescope, dubbed MAGIC telescope, which will have a threshold of 20 GeV, a large collection area of > 105 m2 and a high gamma/hadron separation power. It is estimated that the hardware investments would be about 3.5 M$ and 2.5-3.5 years would be needed for the construction. (author)
Convection displacement current and alternative form of Maxwell-Lorentz equations
Chubykalo, A E; Chubykalo, Andrew E.; Smirnov-Rueda, Roman
1996-01-01
Some mathematical inconsistencies in the conventional form of Maxwell's equations extended by Lorentz for a single charge system are discussed. To surmount these in framework of Maxwellian theory, a novel convection displacement current is considered as additional and complementary to the famous Maxwell displacement current. It is shown that this form of the Maxwell-Lorentz equations is similar to that proposed by Hertz for electrodynamics of bodies in motion. Original Maxwell's equations can be considered as a valid approximation for a continuous and closed (or going to infinity) conduction current. It is also proved that our novel form of the Maxwell-Lorentz equations is relativistically invariant. In particular, a relativistically invariant gauge for quasistatic fields has been found to replace the non-invariant Coulomb gauge. The new gauge condition contains the famous relationship between electric and magnetic potentials for one uniformly moving charge that is usually a! ttributed to the Lorentz transfor...
On the locally rotationally symmetric Einstein-Maxwell perfect fluid
Pugliese, D.; Valiente Kroon, J. A.
2016-06-01
We examine the stability of Einstein-Maxwell perfect fluid configurations with a privileged radial direction by means of a 1+1+2-tetrad formalism. We use this formalism to cast in a quasilinear symmetric hyperbolic form the equations describing the evolution of the system. This hyperbolic reduction is used to discuss the stability of linear perturbations in some special cases. By restricting the analysis to isotropic fluid configurations, we assume a constant electrical conductivity coefficient for the fluid. As a result of this analysis we provide a complete classification and characterization of various stable and unstable configurations. We find, in particular, that in many cases the stability conditions are strongly determined by the constitutive equations and the electric conductivity. A threshold for the emergence of the instability appears in both contracting and expanding systems.
Holographic Renormalization of Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton Theories
Kim, Bom Soo
2016-01-01
We generalize the boundary value problem with a mixed boundary condition that involves the gauge and scalar fields in the context of Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theories. In particular, the expectation value of the dual scalar operator can be a function of the expectation value of the current operator. The properties are prevalent in a fixed charge ensemble because the conserved charge is shared by both fields through the dilaton coupling, which is also responsible for non-Fermi liquid properties. We study the on-shell action and the stress energy tensor to note practical importances of the boundary value problem. In the presence of the scalar fields, physical quantities are not fully fixed due to the finite boundary terms that manifest in the massless scalar or the scalar with mass saturating the Breitenlohner-Freedman bound.
Quantum Entanglement of Locally Excited States in Maxwell Theory
Nozaki, Masahiro
2016-01-01
In 4 dimensional Maxwell gauge theory, we study the changes of (Renyi) entangle-ment entropy which are defined by subtracting the entropy for the ground state from the one for the locally excited states generated by acting with the gauge invariant local operators on the state. The changes for the operators which we consider in this paper reflect the electric-magnetic duality. The late-time value of changes can be interpreted in terms of electromagnetic quasi-particles. When the operator constructed of both electric and magnetic fields acts on the ground state, it shows that the operator acts on the late-time structure of quantum entanglement differently from free scalar fields.
Dynamics of multilayered orthotropic viscoelastic plates of Maxwell solids
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P. Pal Roy
1988-01-01
Full Text Available This paper is concerned with a simplified dynamical analysis of orthotropic viscoelastic plates that are made up of an arbitrary number of layers each of which is a Maxwell type solid. This study includes the case where some or all the layers are themselves constituted by thinly laminated materials with couple stresses. The recurrence equations for the shear stresses are obtained for an arbitrary number of layers and then applied to plates with two or three layers. The viscoelastic damping effect is determined by the process of linearization and then illustrated by a plate composed of one, two or three layers. It is found that the damping increases with anisotropy and wave number. These results are shown by graphical representations.
Holographic Fermions in Anisotropic Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion Theory
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We investigate the properties of the holographic Fermionic system dual to an anisotropic charged black brane bulk in Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion gravity theory. We consider the minimal coupling between the Dirac field and the gauge field in the bulk gravity theory and mainly explore the dispersion relation exponents of the Green functions of the dual Fermionic operators in the dual field theory. We find that along both the anisotropic and the isotropic directions the Fermi momentum will be effected by the anisotropy of the bulk theory. However, the anisotropy has influence on the dispersion relation which is almost linear for massless Fermions with charge q=2. The universal properties that the mass and the charge of the Fermi possibly correspond to nonlinear dispersion relation are also investigated
Holographic Fermions in Anisotropic Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion Theory
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Li-Qing Fang
2015-01-01
Full Text Available We investigate the properties of the holographic Fermionic system dual to an anisotropic charged black brane bulk in Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion gravity theory. We consider the minimal coupling between the Dirac field and the gauge field in the bulk gravity theory and mainly explore the dispersion relation exponents of the Green functions of the dual Fermionic operators in the dual field theory. We find that along both the anisotropic and the isotropic directions the Fermi momentum will be effected by the anisotropy of the bulk theory. However, the anisotropy has influence on the dispersion relation which is almost linear for massless Fermions with charge q=2. The universal properties that the mass and the charge of the Fermi possibly correspond to nonlinear dispersion relation are also investigated.
From Feynman proof of Maxwell equations to noncommutative quantum mechanics
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In 1990, Dyson published a proof due to Feynman of the Maxwell equations assuming only the commutation relations between position and velocity. With this minimal assumption, Feynman never supposed the existence of Hamiltonian or Lagrangian formalism. In the present communication, we review the study of a relativistic particle using 'Feynman brackets'. We show that Poincare's magnetic angular momentum and Dirac magnetic monopole are the consequences of the structure of the Lorentz Lie algebra defined by the Feynman's brackets. Then, we extend these ideas to the dual momentum space by considering noncommutative quantum mechanics. In this context, we show that the noncommutativity of the coordinates is responsible for a new effect called the spin Hall effect. We also show its relation with the Berry phase notion. As a practical application, we found an unusual spin-orbit contribution of a nonrelativistic particle that could be experimentally tested. Another practical application is the Berry phase effect on the propagation of light in inhomogeneous media
Maxwell's field coupled nonminimally to quadratic torsion: Axion and birefringence
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We consider a possible (parity conserving) interaction between the electromagnetic field F and a torsion field Tα of spacetime. For generic elementary torsion, gauge invariant coupling terms of lowest order fall into two classes that are both nonminimal and quadratic in torsion and respect Maxwell's equations. The first class ∼FT2 admits F's without the presence of charges and is excluded. The second class ∼F2T2 modifies the constitutive tensor of spacetime and can also be completely described in the framework of metricfree electrodynamics. We recognize three physical effects of the torsion: (i) An axion field that induces an optical activity into spacetime, (ii) a modification of the light cone structure that yields birefringence, and (iii) a torsion dependence of the velocity of light. We study these effects in the background of a Friedmann universe with torsion
Einstein-Maxwell equations for asymmetric resonant cavities
Frasca, Marco
2015-01-01
We analyze the behavior of electromagnetic fields inside a resonant cavity by solving Einstein--Maxwell field equations. It is shown that the modified geometry of space-time inside the cavity due to a propagating mode can affect the propagation of a laser beam. It is seen that components of laser light with a shifted frequency appear originating from the coupling between the laser field and the mode cavity due to gravity. The analysis is extended to the case of an asymmetric resonant cavity taken to be a truncated cone. It is shown that a proper choice of the geometrical parameters of the cavity and dielectric can make the gravitational effects significant for an interferometric setup. This could make possible to realize table-top experiments involving gravitational effects.
Structures of general relativity in dilaton-Maxwell electrodynamics
Kechkin, O. V.; Mosharev, P. A.
2016-08-01
It is shown that electro (magneto) static sector of Maxwell’s electrodynamics coupled to the dilaton field in a string theory form possesses the symmetry group of the stationary General Relativity in vacuum. Performing the Ernst formalism, we develope a technique for generation of exact solutions in this modified electrodynamics on the base of the normalized Ehlers symmetry transformation. In the electrostatic case, we construct and study a general class of spherically symmetric solutions that describes a pointlike source of the Coulomb type. It is demonstrated that this source is characterized by finite and singularity-free interaction at short distances. Also it is established that the total electrostatic energy of this source is finite and inversely proportional to the dilaton-Maxwell coupling constant.
Aquaporin-1 is a Maxwell's Demon in the Body
Shu, Liangsuo; Xiaokang,; Qian, Liu Xin; Huang, Suyi; Jin, Shiping; Yang, Baoxue
2015-01-01
Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) is a membrane protein which is selectively permeable to water. Due to its hourglass shape, AQP1 can sense the information of solute molecules in osmosis. At the cost of consuming this information, AQP1 can move water against its chemical potential gradient: it works as one kind of Maxwell's Demon. This effect was detected quantitatively by measuring the water osmosis of mice erythrocytes. This ability may protect the erythrocytes from the eryptosis elicited by osmotic shock when they move in the kidney, where a large gradient of urea is required for the urine concentrating mechanism. This finding anticipates a new beginning of inquiries into the complicated relationships among mass, energy and information in bio-systems.
The Driving of Decretion by Maxwell Stress in Disks
Hubbard, Alexander; Oishi, Jeffrey S; Lyra, Wladimir; Mac Low, Mordecai-Mark
2014-01-01
Radial magnetic fields that resist orbital shear can explain the outwards angular momentum transport required for accretion in non-self-gravitating disks. This generates azimuthal magnetic fields and thus Maxwell stresses that transfer angular momentum radially. Variations on this idea include both the magnetorotational instability and disk winds. We demonstrate here that these transport mechanisms generate dynamically significant radial Poynting flux, so they are inherently not local. Simulations treating this problem typically use either the shear-periodic, shearing sheet approximation, or disk annuli with artificial radial boundary conditions. Spurious energy flows through these boundaries generally control the magnitude and even the sign of angular momentum transport. We then demonstrate that, when dominated by radial stresses, shearing sheets must decrete, as must self-similar regions of disks with power-law variations in physical quantities. Only the innermost edge of the disk, where magnetic energy inc...
Perfect drain for the Maxwell Fish Eye lens
Gonzalez, Juan C; Minano, Juan C
2010-01-01
Perfect imaging for electromagnetic waves using the Maxwell Fish Eye (MFE) requires a new concept: the perfect drain. From the mathematical point of view, a perfect point drain is just like an ideal point source, except that it drains power from the electromagnetic field instead of generating it. We show here that the perfect drain for the MFE can be seen as a dissipative region the diameter of which tends to zero. The complex permittivity $\\varepsilon$ of this region cannot take arbitrary values, however, since it depends on the size of the drain as well as on the frequency. This interpretation of the perfect drain connects well with central concepts of electromagnetic theory. This opens up both the modeling in computer simulations and the experimental verification of the perfect drain.
Modified Palatini action that gives the Einstein-Maxwell theory
Vollick, Dan N.
2016-02-01
The actions for bosonic fields typically contain terms quadratic in the derivatives of the fields. This is not the case in the Palatini approach to general relativity. The action does not contain any derivatives of the metric and it only contains terms linear in the derivatives of the connection. In general relativity the covariant derivative of the metric vanishes, so it is not possible to include such terms in the action. However, in more general theories this is not the case. In this paper I consider an action which is quadratic in the derivatives of the metric and connection and show that it leads to the coupled Einstein-Maxwell theory or the coupled Einstein-Proca theory with the antisymmetric part of the Ricci tensor playing the role of the electromagnetic field strength.
The road to Maxwell's demon conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics
Hemmo, Meir
2012-01-01
Time asymmetric phenomena are successfully predicted by statistical mechanics. Yet the foundations of this theory are surprisingly shaky. Its explanation for the ease of mixing milk with coffee is incomplete, and even implies that un-mixing them should be just as easy. In this book the authors develop a new conceptual foundation for statistical mechanics that addresses this difficulty. Explaining the notions of macrostates, probability, measurement, memory, and the arrow of time in statistical mechanics, they reach the startling conclusion that Maxwell's Demon, the famous perpetuum mobile, is consistent with the fundamental physical laws. Mathematical treatments are avoided where possible, and instead the authors use novel diagrams to illustrate the text. This is a fascinating book for graduate students and researchers interested in the foundations and philosophy of physics.
A Generalization of the Einstein-Maxwell Equations
Cotton, Fredrick
2016-03-01
The proposed modifications of the Einstein-Maxwell equations include: (1) the addition of a scalar term to the electromagnetic side of the equation rather than to the gravitational side, (2) the introduction of a 4-dimensional, nonlinear electromagnetic constitutive tensor and (3) the addition of curvature terms arising from the non-metric components of a general symmetric connection. The scalar term is defined by the condition that a spherically symmetric particle be force-free and mathematically well-behaved everywhere. The constitutive tensor introduces two auxiliary fields which describe the particle structure. The additional curvature terms couple both to particle solutions and to electromagnetic and gravitational wave solutions. http://sites.google.com/site/fwcotton/em-30.pdf
Maxwell's enduring legacy a scientific history of the Cavendish laboratory
Longair, Malcolm
2016-01-01
The Cavendish Laboratory is arguably the most famous physics laboratory in the world. Founded in 1874, it rapidly gained a leading international reputation through the researches of the Cavendish professors beginning with Maxwell, Rayleigh, J. J. Thomson, Rutherford and Bragg. Its name will always be associated with the discoveries of the electron, the neutron, the structure of the DNA molecule and pulsars, but these are simply the tip of the iceberg of outstanding science. The physics carried out in the laboratory is the central theme of the book and this is explained in reasonably non-technical terms. The research activities are set in their international context. Generously illustrated, with many pictures of the apparatus used and diagrams from the original papers, the story is brought right up to date with descriptions of the science carried out under the leadership of the very different personalities of Mott, Pippard and Edwards.
Limited-diffraction solutions to Maxwell and Schroedinger equations
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The authors have developed a new family of limited diffraction electromagnetic X-shaped waves based on the scalar X-shaped waves discovered previously. These waves are diffraction-free in theory and particle-like (wave packets), in that they maintain their shape as they propagate to an infinite distance. The 'X waves' possess (theoretically) infinitely extended 'arms' and - at least, the ones studied in this paper - have an infinite total energy: therefore, they are not physically realizable. However, they can be truncated in both space and time and 'approximated' by means of a finite aperture radiator so to get a large enough depth of interest (depth of field). In addition to the Maxwell equations, X wave solutions to the free Schroedinger equation are also obtained. Possible applications of these new waves are discussed. Finally, the authors discuss the appearance of the X-shaped solutions from the purely geometric point of view of the special relativity theory
Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis verifies classical Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution
Hou, S Q; Parikh, A; Daid, K; Bertulani, C
2014-01-01
We provide the most stringent constraint to date on possible deviations from the usually-assumed Maxwell-Boltzmann (MB) velocity distribution for nuclei in the Big-Bang plasma. The impact of non-extensive Tsallis statistics on thermonuclear reaction rates involved in standard models of Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) has been investigated. We find that the non-extensive parameter $q$ may deviate by, at most, $|\\delta q|$=6$\\times$10$^{-4}$ from unity for BBN predictions to be consistent with observed primordial abundances; $q$=1 represents the classical Boltzmann-Gibbs statistics. This constraint arises primarily from the {\\em super}sensitivity of endothermic rates on the value of $q$, which is found for the first time. As such, the implications of non-extensive statistics in other astrophysical environments should be explored. This may offer new insight into the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.
The AzTEC mm-Wavelength Camera
Wilson, G W; Perera, T A; Scott, K S; Ade, P A R; Bock, J J; Glenn, J; Golwala, S R; Kim, S; Kang, Y; Lydon, D; Mauskopf, P D; Predmore, C R; Roberts, C M; Souccar, K; Yun, M S
2008-01-01
AzTEC is a mm-wavelength bolometric camera utilizing 144 silicon nitride micromesh detectors. Herein we describe the AzTEC instrument architecture and its use as an astronomical instrument. We report on several performance metrics measured during a three month observing campaign at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, and conclude with our plans for AzTEC as a facility instrument on the Large Millimeter Telescope.
Rotating black strings in f(R)-Maxwell theory
Sheykhi, A.; Salarpour, S.; Bahrampour, Y.
2013-04-01
In general, the field equations of f(R) theory coupled to a matter field are very complicated and hence it is not easy to find exact analytical solutions. However, if one considers the traceless energy-momentum tensor for the matter source as well as constant scalar curvature, one can derive some exact analytical solutions from f(R) theory coupled to a matter field. In this paper, by assuming a constant curvature scalar, we construct a class of charged rotating black string solutions in f(R)-Maxwell theory. We study the physical properties and obtain the conserved quantities of the solutions. The conserved and thermodynamic quantities computed here depend on the function f‧(R0) and differ completely from those of Einstein theory in anti-de Sitter spaces. Besides, unlike Einstein gravity, the entropy does not obey the area law. We also investigate the validity of the first law of thermodynamics as well as the stability analysis in the canonical ensemble, and show that the black string solutions are always thermodynamically stable in f(R)-Maxwell theory with a constant curvature scalar. Finally, we extend the study to the case where the Ricci scalar is not a constant and in particular R = R(r). In this case, by using the Lagrangian multipliers method, we derive an analytical black string solution from f(R) gravity and reconstructed the function R(r). We find that this class of solutions has an additional logarithmic term in the metric function which incorporates the effect of the f(R) theory on the solutions.
CSR Fields: Direct Numerical Solution of the Maxwell's Equation
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We discuss the properties of the coherent electromagnetic fields of a very short, ultra-relativistic bunch in a rectangular vacuum chamber inside a bending magnet. The analysis is based on the results of a direct numerical solution of Maxwell's equations together with Newton's equations. We use a new dispersion-free time-domain algorithm which employs a more efficient use of finite element mesh techniques and hence produces self-consistent and stable solutions for very short bunches. We investigate the fine structure of the CSR fields including coherent edge radiation. This approach should be useful in the study of existing and future concepts of particle accelerators and ultrafast coherent light sources. The coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) fields have a strong action on the beam dynamics of very short bunches, which are moving in the bends of all kinds of magnetic elements. They are responsible for additional energy loss and energy spread; micro bunching and beam emittance growth. These fields may bound the efficiency of damping rings, electron-positron colliders and ultrafast coherent light sources, where high peak currents and very short bunches are envisioned. This is relevant to most high-brightness beam applications. On the other hand these fields together with transition radiation fields can be used for beam diagnostics or even as a powerful resource of THz radiation. A history of the study of CSR and a good collection of references can be found in (1). Electromagnetic theory suggests several methods on how to calculate CSR fields. The most popular method is to use Lienard-Wiechert potentials. Other approach is to solve numerically the approximate equations, which are a Schrodinger type equation. These numerical methods are described in (2). We suggest that a direct solution of Maxwell's equations together with Newton's equations can describe the detailed structure of the CSR fields (3).
Taiwan Automated Telescope Network
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Dean-Yi Chou
2010-01-01
can be operated either interactively or fully automatically. In the interactive mode, it can be controlled through the Internet. In the fully automatic mode, the telescope operates with preset parameters without any human care, including taking dark frames and flat frames. The network can also be used for studies that require continuous observations for selected objects.
Straulino, S.; Bonechi, L.
2010-01-01
Two lenses make it possible to create a simple telescope with quite large magnification. The set-up is very simple and can be reproduced in schools, provided the laboratory has a range of lenses with different focal lengths. In this article, the authors adopt the Keplerian configuration, which is composed of two converging lenses. This instrument,…
Jarrell, R.; Murdin, P.
2000-11-01
The TELESCOPE was the single greatest technical innovation in the history of astronomy, transforming it from a naked-eye study of celestial motions into a physical science. It revealed to humans a far richer and more complex universe than ever imagined. Its history proceeded in stages: a technological discovery led to a series of improvements until an impasse was reached. Another discovery would ...
Straulino, Samuele; Terzuoli, Alessandra
2010-01-01
In the first months of 2009, the International Year of Astronomy, the authors developed an educational project for middle-level students connected with the first astronomical discoveries that Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) made 400 years ago. The project included the construction of a basic telescope and the observation of the Moon. The project, if…
Smith, Robert J.; Bates, S. D.; Clay, Neil R.; Fraser, Stephen N.; Marchant, J. M.; Mottram, C. J.; Steele, I. A.; Tomlinson, M. D.
2011-03-01
The Liverpool Telescope (LT) is a fully robotic 2m optical telescope at a world-class observatory site. It runs autonomously without direct human control either on site or remotely. It is not operated primarily for a single science project, but rather is a common-user facility, time allocated by an open, peer-review process and conducting a variety of optical and IR imaging, spectroscopic and polarimetric programs. This paper describes some of aspects of the site infrastructure and instrument suite designed specifically to support robust and reliable unsupervised operations. Aside from the telescope hardware, the other aspect of robotic operations is the mechanisms whereby users interact with the telescope and its automated scheduler. We describe how these have been implemented for the LT. Observing routinely since 2004, the LT has demonstrated it is possible to operate a large, common-user robotic observatory. Making the most of the flexibility afforded by fully robotic operations, development continues in collaboration with both observers and other observatories to develop observing modes to enable new science across the broad discipline of time-domain astrophysics.
THE LARGE MILLIMETER TELESCOPE
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D. H. Hughes
2009-01-01
Full Text Available This paper, presented on behalf of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT project team, describes the status and near-term plans for the telescope and its initial instrumentation. The LMT is a bi-national collaboration between M xico and the USA, led by the Instituto Nacional de Astrof sica, ptica y Electr nica (INAOE and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, to construct, commission and operate a 50 m diameter millimeterwave radio telescope. Construction activities are nearly complete at the LMT site, at an altitude of 4600 m on the summit of Sierra Negra, an extinct volcano in the Mexican state of Puebla. Full movement of the telescope, under computer control in both azimuth and elevation, has been achieved. First-light at centimeter wavelengths on astronomical sources was obtained in November 2006. Installation of precision surface segments for millimeter-wave operation is underway, with the inner 32 m diameter of the surface now complete and ready to be used to obtain rst-light at millimeter wavelengths in 2008. Installation of the remainder of the re ector will continue during the next year and be completed in 2009 for nal commissioning of the antenna. The full LMT antenna, out ted with its initial complement of scienti c instruments, will be a world-leading scienti c research facility for millimeter-wave astronomy.
Grimes, Paul; Blundell, Raymond
2012-09-01
In the spring of 2010, the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, acquired the ALMA North America prototype antenna - a state-of-the-art 12-m diameter dish designed for submillimeter astronomy. Together with the MIT-Haystack Observatory and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the plan is to retrofit this antenna for cold-weather operation and equip it with a suite of instruments designed for a variety of scientific experiments and observations. The primary scientific goal is to image the shadow of the Super-Massive Black Hole in M87 in order to test Einstein’s theory of relativity under extreme gravity. This requires the highest angular resolution, which can only be achieved by linking this antenna with others already in place to form a telescope almost the size of the Earth. We are therefore developing plans to install this antenna at the peak of the Greenland ice-sheet. This location will produce an equivalent North-South separation of almost 9,000 km when linked to the ALMA telescope in Northern Chile, and an East-West separation of about 6,000 km when linked to SAO and ASIAA’s Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and will provide an angular resolution almost 1000 times higher than that of the most powerful optical telescopes. Given the quality of the atmosphere at the proposed telescope location, we also plan to make observations in the atmospheric windows at 1.3 and 1.5 THz. We will present plans to retrofit the telescope for cold-weather operation, and discuss potential instrumentation and projected time-line.
2013-07-30
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2012-04-02
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NRAO Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
Federal Laboratory Consortium — The largest fully steerable telescope in the world - the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, began observations in Green Bank, West Virginia in 2000and is a wonder...
Optical Space Telescope Assembly Project
National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Optical Space Telescope Assembly (OSTA) task is to demonstrate the technology readiness of assembling large space telescopes on orbit in 2015. This task is an...
Progress in Space Solar Telescope
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2009-01-01
In this paper we will summarize the progress in the development of the Chinese Space Solar Telescope (SST) during the past few years. The main scientific objective of SST is to observe the fundamental structure of solar magnetic field with its 1-m optical telescope. The success of 1-m Swedish Solar Telescope and Hinode underscores the importance of this 1-m space telescope. In addition, some key technical problems have been solved.
Lunar transit telescope lander design
Omar, Husam A.
The Program Development group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has been involved in studying the feasibility of placing a 16 meter telescope on the lunar surface to scan the skies using visible/ Ultraviolet/ Infrared light frequencies. The precursor telescope is now called the TRANSIT LUNAR TELESCOPE (LTT). The Program Development Group at Marshall Space Flight Center has been given the task of developing the basic concepts and providing a feasibility study on building such a telescope. The telescope should be simple with minimum weight and volume to fit into one of the available launch vehicles. The preliminary launch date is set for 2005. A study was done to determine the launch vehicle to be used to deliver the telescope to the lunar surface. The TITAN IV/Centaur system was chosen. The engineering challenge was to design the largest possible telescope to fit into the TITAN IV/Centaur launch system. The telescope will be comprised of the primary, secondary and tertiary mirrors and their supporting system in addition to the lander that will land the telescope on the lunar surface and will also serve as the telescope's base. The lunar lander should be designed integrally with the telescope in order to minimize its weight, thus allowing more weight for the telescope and its support components. The objective of this study were to design a lander that meets all the constraints of the launching system. The basic constraints of the TITAN IV/Centaur system are given.
Zhang, Ning
This thesis presents the parasitic extraction and magnetic analysis for transformers, inductors, and IGBT bridge busbars with Maxwell 2D and Maxwell 3D simulation. In the first chapter, the magnetic field of a transformer in Maxwell 2D is analyzed. The parasitic capacitance between each winding of the transformer are extracted by Maxwell 2D. According to the actual dimensions, the parasitic capacitances are calculated. The results are verified by comparing with the measurement results from 4395A impedance analyzer. In the second chapter, two CM inductors are simulated in Maxwell 3D. One is the conventional winding inductor, the other one is the proposed one. The magnetic field distributions of different winding directions are analyzed. The analysis is verified by the simulation result. The last chapter introduces a technique to analyze, extract, and measure the parasitic inductance of planar busbars. With this technique, the relationship between self-inductance and mutual-inductance is analyzed. Secondly, a total inductance is calculated based on the developed technique. Thirdly, the current paths and the inductance on a planar busbar are investigated with DC-link capacitors. Furthermore, the analysis of the inductance is addressed. Ansys Q3D simulation and analysis are presented. Finally, the experimental verification is shown by the S-parameter measurement.
Mandal, Pranshu; Kumar, Pratik; Yelikar, Anjali; Soni, Kanchan; T, Vineeth Krishna
2016-01-01
We have developed an affordable, portable college level radio telescope for amateur radio astronomy which can be used to provide hands-on experience with the fundamentals of a radio telescope and an insight into the realm of radio astronomy. With our set-up one can measure brightness temperature and flux of the Sun at 11.2 GHz and calculate the beam width of the antenna. The set-up uses commercially available satellite television receiving system and parabolic dish antenna. We report the detection of point sources like Saturn and extended sources like the galactic arm of the Milky way. We have also developed python pipeline, which are available for free download, for data acquisition and visualization.
Koenderink, Jan
2014-12-20
The problem of "distortionless" viewing with terrestrial telescopic systems (mainly "binoculars") remains problematic. The so called "globe effect" is only partially counteracted in modern designs. Theories addressing the phenomenon have never reached definitive closure. In this paper, we show that exact distortionless viewing with terrestrial telescopic systems is not possible in general, but that it is in principle possible in-very frequent in battle field and marine applications-the case of horizon scanning. However, this involves cylindrical optical elements. For opto-electronic systems, a full solution is more readily feasible. The solution involves a novel interpretation of the relevant constraints and objectives. For final design decisions, it is not necessary to rely on a corpus of psychophysical (or ergonomic) data, although one has to decide whether the instrument is intended as an extension of the eye or as a "pictorial" device. PMID:25608206
Telescope enclosure flow visualization
Forbes, Fred F.; Wong, Woon-Yin; Baldwin, Jack; Siegmund, Walter A.; Limmongkol, Siriluk; Comfort, Charles H.
1991-12-01
Dome-induced thermal disturbances that degrade seeing can originate when temperature differences exist between the interior and exterior of a telescope enclosure. It is important to design enclosures which minimize the effect. One design aid is to model the enclosure and study the flow patterns in and around the model at various angles to the flow direction. We have used a water tunnel and models of spherical, octagonal, and rectangular enclosures to investigate the flow characteristics as a function of angle and venting configuration. In addition to a large video data-base, numerical results yield flushing times for all models and all venting arrangements. We have also investigated the comparative merits of passive venting as opposed to active forced flow circulation for the 4m telescope enclosure at the NOAO Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory at La Serena, Chile. Finally, the flow characteristics of a tracking half-shroud were studied as a possible shield for the enclosureless case.
Comparing NEO Search Telescopes
Myhrvold, Nathan
2015-01-01
Multiple terrestrial and space-based telescopes have been proposed for detecting and tracking near-Earth objects (NEOs). Detailed simulations of the search performance of these systems have used complex computer codes that are not widely available, which hinders accurate cross- comparison of the proposals and obscures whether they have consistent assumptions. Moreover, some proposed instruments would survey infrared (IR) bands, whereas others would operate in the visible band, and differences among asteroid thermal and visible light models used in the simulations further complicate like-to-like comparisons. I use simple physical principles to estimate basic performance metrics for the ground-based Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and three space-based instruments - Sentinel, NEOCam, and a Cubesat constellation. The performance is measured against two different NEO distributions, the Bottke et al. distribution of general NEOs, and the Veres et al. distribution of earth impacting NEO. The results of the comparis...
Woolf, Neville
2009-05-01
Four hundred years after children in a spectacle makers workshop accidentally discovered the telescope, the development of this device has been a continuous replacement of the ``natural'' by the deliberate. The human eye is gone. The lens is gone. The tube is gone. The dome is on the verge of going. The size of the optics are ceasing to be set by transportation limits. Adaptive optics are preferred to stable optics. We deliberately break the Lagrange invariant. We focus on lasers instead of stars, and natural observing environments are being replaced by adaptive environments. The goals for the new ground based telescope encompass the oldest and newest ideas, to find signs of life elsewhere, and to find how all the universe developed.
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A small radio telescope (SRT) has been installed on the roof of the Hanoi astrophysics laboratory VATLY. It is equipped with a 2.6 m diameter mobile parabolic dish remotely controlled in elevation and azimuth and with super-heterodyne detection around the 21 cm hydrogen line. First results of observations of the Sun and of the centre of the Milky Way are presented. They demonstrate the high quality of the telescope performance and are used to evaluate lobe size, signal to noise ratios, anthropogenic interferences and measurement accuracies. Particular attention is given to the measurement of the pointing accuracy. The rich measurement programme that is now at hand is briefly sketched. (author)
The ANTARES Neutrino Telescope
Perrina, Chiara
2015-01-01
At about 40 km off the coast of Toulon (France), anchored at 2475 m deep in the Mediterranean Sea, there is ANTARES: the first undersea neutrino telescope and the only one currently operating. The detector consists of 885 photomultiplier tubes arranged into 12 strings of 450-metres high, with the aim to detect the Cherenkov light induced by the charged superluminal interaction products of neutrinos. Its main scientific target is the search for high-energy (TeV and beyond) neutrinos from cosmic accelerators, as predicted by hadronic interaction models, and the measurement of the cosmic neutrino diffuse flux, focusing in particular on events coming from below the horizon (up-going events) in order to significantly reduce the atmospheric muons background. Thanks to the development of a strategy for the identification of neutrinos coming from above the horizon (down-going events) the field of view of the telescope will be extended.
Majumdar-Papapetrou class of nonstatic cylindrically symmetric Brans-Dicke-Maxwell fields
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Relations have been obtained between certain components of the metric and the electromagnetic potentials for source-free Brans-Dicke-Maxwell fields described by a nonstatic cylindrically symmetric Einstein-Rosen metric. These are important, in the sense that they generate a class of solutions that in a way can be said to belong to the class generated by similar relations obtained by Majumdar (Phys. Rev.; 72: 390 (1947)) and Papapetrou (Proc. R. Ir. Acad. Sect. A.; 51: 191 (1947)) for generalized static Einstein-Maxwell fields. The relations have further been used to reduce the B-D Maxwell equations to B-D vacuum equations and vice versa. (author)
Lifting of the Vlasov-Maxwell Bracket by Lie-transform Method
Brizard, A J; Burby, J W; de Guillebon, L; Vittot, M
2016-01-01
The Vlasov-Maxwell equations possess a Hamiltonian structure expressed in terms of a Hamiltonian functional and a functional bracket. In the present paper, the transformation ("lift") of the Vlasov-Maxwell bracket induced by the dynamical reduction of single-particle dynamics is investigated when the reduction is carried out by Lie-transform perturbation methods. The ultimate goal of this work is to derive explicit Hamiltonian formulations for the guiding-center and gyrokinetic Vlasov-Maxwell equations that have important applications in our understanding of turbulent magnetized plasmas.
The nonlinear stability of the trivial solution to the Maxwell-Born-Infeld system
Speck, Jared
2012-08-01
In this article, we use an electromagnetic gauge-free framework to establish the existence of small-data global solutions to the Maxwell-Born-Infeld (MBI) system on the Minkowski spacetime background in 1+3 dimensions. Because the nonlinearities in the system have a special null structure, we are also able to show that these solutions decay at least as fast as solutions to the linear Maxwell-Maxwell system. In addition, we show that on any Lorentzian manifold, the MBI system is hyperbolic in the interior of the field-strength regime in which its Lagrangian is real-valued.
The Nonlinear Stability of the Trivial Solution to the Maxwell-Born-Infeld System
Speck, Jared
2010-01-01
In this article, we use an electromagnetic gauge invariant framework to establish the existence of small-data global solutions to the Maxwell-Born-Infeld (MBI) system on the Minkowski space background in 1 + 3 dimensions. Because the nonlinearities in the system satisfy a version of the null condition, we are also able to show that these solutions decay at exactly the same rates as solutions to the linear Maxwell-Maxwell system. In addition, we show that on any Lorentzian manifold, the MBI system is hyperbolic in the interior of the field-strength regime in which its Lagrangian is real-valued.
Strebel, Christoph
2006-01-01
Galileo's publication of observations made with his newly reinvented telescope provoked a fierce debate. In April 1610 Martinus Horky, a young Bohemian astronomer, had an opportunity to make his own observations with Galileo's telescope in the presence of Antonio Magini and other astronomers. Horky and the other witnesses denied the adequacy of Galileo's telescope and therefore the bona fides of his discoveries. Kepler conjectured Horky as well as all his witnesses to be myopic. But Kepler's objection could not stop the publication of Horky's Peregrinatio contra nuncium sidereum (Modena, 1610), the first printed refutation of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius. In his treatise, Horky adresses four questions: 1) Do the four newly observed heavenly bodies actually exist? Horky denies their existence on various grounds: a) God, as every astronomer teaches, has created only seven moveable heavenly bodies and astronomical knowledge originates in God, too. b) Heavenly bodies are either stars or planets. Galileo's moveable heavenly bodies fit into neither category. c) If they do exist, why have they not already been observed by other scholars? Horky concludes that there are no such heavenly bodies. 2) What are these phenomena? They are purely artefactual, and produced by Galileo's telescope. 3) How are they like? Galileo's "stars" are so small as to be almost invisible. Galileo claims that he has measured their distances from each other. This however is impossible due to their diminutive size and other observational problems. Hence, Galileo's claim is a further proof that he is a fraud. 4) Why are they? For Galileo they are a chance to earn money but for astronomers like Horky they are a reason to offer thanks and honour to God. Horky's treatise was favourably received by the enemies of Galileo. But Kepler's critique was devastating. After calling on Kepler in Prague, Horky had to revoke the contents of his book. PMID:16929794
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Due to the experience accumulated at ABB Atom in the early seventies, the company could use the know-how and available data for further development work and in the nineties introduced an advanced burst can detection method, the TELESCOPE sipping. The device and the method were successfully tested in November 1996 in pilot tests performed at the Grohnde nuclear power plant using a number of suitable fuel assemblies. (orig./CB)
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Despite being the most elusive of the known particles, neutrinos provide vital new physics insights. Most neutrino knowledge so far has come from studies using beams from reactors and accelerators, but in recent years important new contributions have resulted from investigation of natural neutrinos from cosmic rays, nearby stars (the sun), or distant sources, such as the 1987 supernova. The supernova observations marked the start of a new era in neutrino astronomy, but neutrino telescopes were anyway assured of an important ongoing role
Scientific impact of large telescopes
Sánchez, S F
2000-01-01
The scientific impacts of telescopes worldwide have been compared on the basis of their contributions to (a) the 1000 most-cited astronomy papers published 1991-8 (125 from each year), and (b) the 452 astronomy papers published in Nature 1989-98. 1-m and 2-m ground-based telescopes account for \\~5% of the citations to the top-cited papers, 4-m telescopes 10%, Keck I/II 4%, sub-mm and radio telescopes 4%, HST 8%, other space telescopes 23%. The remaining citations are mainly to theoretical and review papers. The strong showing by 1-m and 2-m telescopes in the 1990s augurs well for the continued scientific impact of 4-m telescopes in the era of 8-m telescopes. The impact of individual ground-based optical telescopes is proportional to collecting area (and approximately proportional to capital cost). The impacts of the various 4-m telescopes are similar, with CFHT leading in citation counts, and WHT in Nature papers. HST has about 15 times the citation impact of a 4-m ground-based telescope, but cost >100 times ...
From Maxwell's Electrodynamics to Relativity, a Geometric Journey
Smith, Felix T.
2015-05-01
Since Poincaré and Minkowski recognized ict as a fourth coordinate in a four-space associated with the Lorentz transformation, the occurrence of that imaginary participant in the relativistic four-vector has been a mystery of relativistic dynamics. A reexamination of Maxwell's equations (ME) shows that one of their necessary implications is to bring to light a constraint that distorts the 3-space of our experience from strict Euclidean zero curvature by a time-varying, spatially isotropic term creating a minute curvature Kcurv(t) and therefore a radius of curvature rcurv(t) =Kcurv- 1 / 2 (t). In the light of Michelson-Morley and the Lorentz transformation, this radius must be imaginary, and the geometric curvature K must be negative. From the time dependence of the ME the rate of change of the curvature radius is shown to be drcurv / dt = ic , agreeing exactly with the Hubble expansion. The imaginary magnitude is the radius of curvature; the time itself is not imaginary. Minkowski's space-time is unjustified. Important consequences for the foundations of special relativity follow.
Rectifying thermal fluctuations: Minimal pumping and Maxwell's demon
Mandal, Dibyendu
Molecular complexes with movable components form the basis of nanoscale machines. Their inherent stochastic nature makes it a challenge to generate any controllable movement. Rather than fighting these fluctuations, one can utilize them by the periodic modulation of system parameters, or stochastic pumping. For the no-pumping theorem (NPT), which establishes minimal conditions for directed pumping, we present a simplified proof using an elementary graph theoretical construction. Motivated by recent experiments, we propose a new class of "hybrid" models combining elements of both the purely discrete and purely continuous descriptions prevalent in the field. We formulate the NPT in this hybrid framework to give a detailed justification of the original experiment observation. We also present an extension of the NPT to open stochastic systems. Next we consider the paradox of "Maxwell's demon," an imaginary intelligent being that rectifies thermal fluctuations in a manner that seems to violate the second law of thermodynamics. We present two exactly solvable, autonomous models that can reproduce the actions of the demon. Of necessity, both of these models write information on a memory device as part of their operation. By exposing their explicit, transparent mechanisms, our models offer simple paradigms to investigate the autonomous rectification of thermal fluctuations and the thermodynamics of information processing.
Rotating black strings in $f(R)$-Maxwell theory
Sheykhi, A; 10.1088/0031-8949/87/04/045004
2013-01-01
In general, the field equations of $f(R)$ theory coupled to a matter field are very complicated and hence it is not easy to find exact analytical solutions. However, if one considers traceless energy-momentum tensor for the matter source as well as constant scalar curvature, one can derive some exact analytical solutions from $f(R)$ theory coupled to a matter field. In this paper, by assuming constant curvature scalar, we construct a class of charged rotating black string solutions in $f(R)$-Maxwell theory. We study the physical properties and obtain the conserved quantities of the solutions. The conserved and thermodynamic quantities computed here depend on function $f'(R_{0})$ and differ completely from those of Einstein theory in AdS spaces. Besides, unlike Einstein gravity, the entropy does not obey the area law. We also investigate the validity of the first law of thermodynamics as well as the stability analysis in the canonical ensemble, and show that the black string solutions are always thermodynamica...
On the Localized superluminal Solutions to the Maxwell Equations
Recami, Erasmo; Nobrega, Kleber Z; Dartora, Cesar A; Hernandez-Figueroa, Hugo E
2003-01-01
In the first part of this article the various experimental sectors of physics in which Superluminal motions seem to appear are briefly mentioned, after a sketchy theoretical introduction. In particular, a panoramic view is presented of the experiments with evanescent waves (and/or tunneling photons), and with the "Localized superluminal Solutions" (SLS) to the wave equation, like the so-called X-shaped waves. In the second part of this paper we present a series of new SLSs to the Maxwell equations, suitable for arbitrary frequencies and arbitrary bandwidths: some of them being endowed with finite total energy. Among the others, we set forth an infinite family of generalizations of the classic X-shaped wave; and show how to deal with the case of a dispersive medium. Results of this kind may find application in other fields in which an essential role is played by a wave-equation (like acoustics, seismology, geophysics, gravitation, elementary particle physics, etc.). This e-print, in large part a review, was pr...
Einstein-Maxwell-Anti-de-Sitter spinning solitons
Herdeiro, Carlos
2016-01-01
Electrostatics on global Anti-de-Sitter (AdS) spacetime is sharply different from that on global Minkowski spacetime. It admits a multipolar expansion with everywhere regular, finite energy solutions, for every multipole moment except the monopole (arXiv:1507.04370). A similar statement holds for global AdS magnetostatics. We show that everywhere regular, finite energy, electric plus magnetic fields exist on AdS in three distinct classes: $(I)$ with non-vanishing total angular momentum $J$; $(II)$ with vanishing $J$ but non-zero angular momentum density, $T^t_\\varphi$; $(III)$ with vanishing $J$ and $T^t_\\varphi$. Considering backreaction, these configurations remain everywhere smooth and finite energy, and we find, for example, Einstein-Maxwell-AdS solitons that are globally - Type I - or locally (but not globally) - Type II - spinning. This backreaction is considered first perturbatively, using analytical methods and then non-perturbatively, by constructing numerical solutions of the fully non-linear Einste...
Maxwell's conjecture on three point charges with equal magnitudes
Tsai, Ya-Lun
2015-08-01
Maxwell's conjecture on three point charges states that the number of non-degenerate equilibrium points of the electrostatic field generated by them in R3 is at most four. We prove the conjecture in the cases when three point charges have equal magnitudes and show the number of isolated equilibrium points can only be zero, two, three, or four. Specifically, fixing positions of two positive charges in R3, we know exactly where to place the third positive charge to have two, three, or four equilibrium points. All equilibrium points are isolated and there are no other possibilities for the number of isolated equilibrium points. On the other hand, if both two of the fixed charges have negative charge values, there are always two equilibrium points except when the third positive charge lies in the line segment connecting the two negative charges. The exception cases are when the field contains only a curve of equilibrium points. In this paper, computations assisted by computer involve symbolic and exact integer computations. Therefore, all the results are proved rigorously.
Maxwell stress induced optical torque upon gold prolate nanospheroid
Liaw, Jiunn-Woei; Chen, Ying-Syuan; Kuo, Mao-Kuen
2016-03-01
This study theoretically analyzes the surface traction on an elongated Au prolate nanospheroid to examine the resultant optical torque exerted by an optical tweezers. The multiple multipole method is applied to evaluate quantitatively the electromagnetic field induced by a linearly polarized plane wave illuminating a nanospheroid, then obtaining the surface traction in terms of Maxwell stress tensor. The optical torque is calculated by the surface integral of the cross product of position vector and traction over the nanospheroid's surface. Our results show that two pairs of positive and negative traction zones at the two apexes of the nanospheroid play a critical role. Furthermore, the resultant optical torque is wavelength-dependent. If the wavelength is shorter than the longitudinal surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of the nanospheroid, the optical torque rotates the long axis of nanospheroid perpendicular to the polarization direction of the incident wave. In contrast, if the wavelength is longer than the LSPR the long axis is pushed parallel to the polarization direction. The turning point with a null torque, between the perpendicular and parallel modes, is at the LSPR. The optical performance of Au nanospheroid is equivalent to that of Au NR with the same volume and aspect ratio, but the LSPR of Au NR is little red-shifted from that of an equivalent prolate spheroid.
Circuital model for the Maxwell Fish Eye perfect drain
Gonzalez, Juan C; Minano, Juan C; Benitez, Pablo
2012-01-01
Perfect drain for the Maxwell Fish Eye (MFE) is a non-magnetic dissipative region placed in the focal point to absorb all the incident radiation without reflection or scattering. The perfect drain was recently designed as a material with complex electrical permittivity that depends on frequency. However, this material is only a theoretical material, so it can not be used in practical devices. Recently, the perfect drain has been claimed as necessary to achieve super-resolution [Leonhard 2009, New J. Phys. 11 093040], which has increased the interest for practical perfect drains suitable for manufacturing. Here, we analyze the super-resolution properties of a device equivalent to the MFE, known as Spherical Geodesic Waveguide (SGW), loaded with the perfect drain. In the SGW the source and drain are implemented with coaxial probes. The perfect drain is realized using a circuit (made of a resistance and a capacitor) connected to the drain coaxial probes. Super-resolution analysis for this device is done in Comso...
Relation of magnetism and electricity beyond Faraday-Maxwell electrodynamics
Kurkin, M. I.; Orlova, N. B.
2014-11-01
A comparison has been performed between the Landau-Dzyaloshinskii-Astrov magnetoelectric effects and the electromagnetic effects caused by the electromagnetic Faraday induction and Maxwell displacement currents. The requirement for the spontaneous violation of symmetry relative to space inversion and time reversion is formulated as the condition for the existence of magnetoelectric effects. An analysis is performed of some results obtained by E.A. Turov both personally and in association with colleagues, which made a significant contribution to the development of the science of magnetoelectricity. These results include the development of the scheme of a simplified symmetry analysis for describing collinear spin structures; the use of this scheme for the invariant expansion of thermodynamic potentials for the magnetic materials with different types of magnetic ordering; the formulation of the microscopic model of magnetoelectricity with the use of the relation between spins and electroactive optical phonons; the study of the phenomena of the enhancement of magnetoelectric effects upon the magnetic resonance; the analysis of the opportunities of electrodipole excitation and of the detection of different signals of magnetic resonance; and the study of the manifestations of magnetoelectric effects in magnetoacoustics and optics.
Clausius/Cosserat/Maxwell/Weyl Equations: The Viral Theorem Revisited
Pommaret, Jean-François
2015-01-01
In 1870, R. Clausius found the virial theorem which amounts to introduce the trace of the stress tensor when studying the foundations of thermodynamics, as a way to relate the absolute temperature of an ideal gas to the mean kinetic energy of its molecules. In 1901, H. Poincar{\\'e} introduced a duality principle in analytical mechanics in order to study lagrangians invariant under the action of a Lie group of transformations. In 1909, the brothers E. and F. Cosserat discovered another approach for studying the same problem though using quite different equations. In 1916, H. Weyl considered again the same problem for the conformal group of transformations, obtaining at the same time the Maxwell equations and an additional specific equation also involving the trace of the impulsion-energy tensor. Finally, having in mind the space-time formulation of electromagnetism and the Maurer-Cartan equations for Lie groups, gauge theory has been created by C.N. Yang and R.L. Mills in 1954 as a way to introduce in physics ...
Basics of averaging of the Maxwell equations for bulk materials
Chipouline, A; Tretyakov, S
2012-01-01
Volume or statistical averaging of the microscopic Maxwell equations (MEs), i.e. transition from microscopic MEs to their macroscopic counterparts, is one of the main steps in electrodynamics of materials. In spite of the fundamental importance of the averaging procedure, it is quite rarely properly discussed in university courses and respective books; up to now there is no established consensus about how the averaging procedure has to be performed. In this paper we show that there are some basic principles for the averaging procedure (irrespective to what type of material is studied) which have to be satisfied. Any homogenization model has to be consistent with the basic principles. In case of absence of this correlation of a particular model with the basic principles the model could not be accepted as a credible one. Another goal of this paper is to establish the averaging procedure for bulk MM, which is rather close to the case of compound materials but should include magnetic response of the inclusions an...
Do biological molecular machines act as Maxwell's demons?
Kurzynski, Michal
2014-01-01
In the intention of its creator, Maxwell's demon was thought to be an intelligent being able to perform work at the expense of the entropy reduction of a closed operating system. The perplexing notion of the demon's intelligence was formalized in terms of the memory and information processing by Szilard and followers. A non-informational formulation of the problem was proposed by Smoluchowski and popularized by Feynman as the ratchet and pawl machine. A. F. Huxley and followers adopted this way of thinking to propose numerous ratchet mechanisms of the protein molecular machines action, but no entropy reduction takes place for these models. More general models of protein dynamics have been proposed with a number of intramolecular states organized in a network of stochastic transitions. Here, a computer realization of such a network is investigated, displaying, like networks of the systems biology, a transition from the fractal organization on a small length-scale to the small-world organization on the large le...
Quantum Heat Engines, the Second Law and Maxwell's Daemon
Kieu, T D
2003-01-01
We introduce a new class of quantum heat engines which consists of two-energy-eigenstate systems, the simplest of quantum mechanical systems, undergoing energy exchanges with heat baths and quantum adiabatic processes respectively at different stages of a cycle. Armed with this class of heat engines and some interpretation of heat transferred and work performed at the quantum level, we are able to clarify some important aspects of the second law of thermodynamics: (i) that certain classical statements of the Law need to be modified due to the explicit probabilistic nature of Quantum Mechanics; (ii) and that there is a minimum temperature difference, which is dictated by the quantum energy gaps involved, between the heat source and sink before any work can be extracted from the heat baths. Our new quantum heat engines also offer a feasible way to physically realise Maxwell's daemon and Szilard's engine; a way in which they explicitly clarify and confirm the r\\^ole of quantum measurement and information erasure...
Reply to comment on Perfect drain for the Maxwell fish eye lens
Gonzalez, Juan C; Minnano, Juan C; Grabovickic, Dejan
2013-01-01
We reply to the comments on our paper Perfect Drain for the Maxwell fish eye lens (NJP 13 (2011) 023038) made by Fei Sun. We believe that Sun comments have several mistakes in theoretical concepts and simulation results.
Mathematical and numerical methods for Vlasov-Maxwell equations: the contributions of data mining
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There exist a lot of formulations that can model plasma physics or particle accelerators problems as the Vlasov- Maxwell equations. This paper deals with the applications of data mining techniques in the evaluation of numerical solutions of Vlasov-Maxwell models. This is part of the topic of characterizing the model and approximation errors via learning techniques. We give two examples of application. The first one aims at comparing two Vlasov-Maxwell approximate models. In the second one, a scheme based on data mining techniques is proposed to characterize the errors between a P1 and a P2 finite element Particle-In-Cell approach. Beyond these examples, this original approach should operate in all cases where intricate numerical simulations like for the Vlasov-Maxwell equations take a central part. (authors)
Electricity and magnetism for mathematicians a guided path from Maxwell to Yang-Mills
Garrity, Thomas A
2015-01-01
This text is an introduction to some of the mathematical wonders of Maxwell's equations. These equations led to the prediction of radio waves, the realization that light is a type of electromagnetic wave, and the discovery of the special theory of relativity. In fact, almost all current descriptions of the fundamental laws of the universe can be viewed as deep generalizations of Maxwell's equations. Even more surprising is that these equations and their generalizations have led to some of the most important mathematical discoveries of the past thirty years. It seems that the mathematics behind Maxwell's equations is endless. The goal of this book is to explain to mathematicians the underlying physics behind electricity and magnetism and to show their connections to mathematics. Starting with Maxwell's equations, the reader is led to such topics as the special theory of relativity, differential forms, quantum mechanics, manifolds, tangent bundles, connections, and curvature.
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The exact solution of the Maxwell equations with gradient-like sources is found. The interpretation of this solution containing not only transversal but also longitudinal electromagnetic waves is given
Holography for Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theories from generalized dimensional reduction
Goutéraux, Blaise; Smolic, Milena; Skenderis, Kostas; Taylor, Marika
2011-01-01
We show that a class of Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton (EMD) theories are related to higher dimensional AdS-Maxwell gravity via a dimensional reduction over compact Einstein spaces combined with continuation in the dimension of the compact space to non-integral values (`generalized dimensional reduction'). This relates (fairly complicated) black hole solutions of EMD theories to simple black hole/brane solutions of AdS-Maxwell gravity and explains their properties. The generalized dimensional reduction is used to infer the holographic dictionary and the hydrodynamic behavior for this class of theories from those of AdS. As a specific example, we analyze the case of a black brane carrying a wave whose universal sector is described by gravity coupled to a Maxwell field and two neutral scalars. At thermal equilibrium and finite chemical potential the two operators dual to the bulk scalar fields acquire expectation values characterizing the breaking of conformal and generalized conformal invariance. We compute holograp...
Does the electromagnetic field of an accelerated charge satisfy Maxwell equations?
Chubykalo, A E; Chubykalo, Andrew E.; Vlaev, Stoyan J.
1997-01-01
We considered the electromagnetic field of a charge moving with a constant acceleration along an axis. We found that this field obtained from the Lienard-Wiechert potentials does not satisfy Maxwell equations.
Contaminants investigation of the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, 1989
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This investigation was conducted to determine the nature and extent of contaminants at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and how they may affect fish and...
Exact Solutions to Einstein-Maxwell theory on Eguchi-Hanson Space
Ghezelbash, A M
2016-01-01
In this article, we construct explicit analytical exact solutions to the six and higher dimensional Einstein-Maxwell theory. In all solutions, a subspace of the metric is the Eguchi-Hanson space where the metric functions are completely determined in terms of known analytical functions. Moreover, we find the solutions can be extended to non-stationary exact solutions to Einstein-Maxwell theory with cosmological constant. We show that the solutions are asymptotically expanding patches of de-Sitter spacetime.
Global Existence of Smooth Solutions of Compressible Bipolar Euler-Maxwell Equations
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XU Qian-jin; LI Xin; FENG Yue-hong
2013-01-01
The bipolar compressible Euler-Maxwell equations as a fluid dynamic model arising from plasma physics to describe the dynamics of the compressible electrons and ions is investigated.This work is concerned with three-dimensional Euler-Maxwell equations with smooth periodic solutions.With the help of the symmetry operator techniques and energy method,the global smooth solution with small amplitude is constructed around a constant equilibrium solution with asymptotic stability property.
Variational principles for the guiding-center Vlasov-Maxwell equations
Brizard, A J
2016-01-01
The Lagrange, Euler, and Euler-Poincar\\'{e} variational principles for the guiding-center Vlasov-Maxwell equations are presented. Each variational principle presents a different approach to deriving guiding-center polarization and magnetization effects into the guiding-center Maxwell equations. The conservation laws of energy, momentum, and angular momentum are also derived by Noether method, where the guiding-center stress tensor is now shown to be explicitly symmetric.
Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, building 676, route Maxwell
SC Unit
2008-01-01
A new wastewater treatment plant is being constructed on Route Maxwell to treat the effluents from the TS/MME/CCS surface treatment workshops. For this purpose, excavation work is being performed in two separate locations along Route Maxwell, causing a slight disruption to traffic in these areas. Site access through Gate C should, however, be maintained. The work is scheduled to continue through until February 2009.
Sums of Possibly Associated Bernoulli Variables: The Conway–Maxwell-Binomial Distribution
Joseph B. Kadane
2016-01-01
The study of sums of possibly associated Bernoulli random variables has been hampered by an asymmetry between positive correlation and negative correlation. The Conway-Maxwell Binomial (COMB) distribution and its multivariate extension, the Conway-Maxwell Multinomial (COMM) distribution, gracefully model both positive and negative association. Sufficient statistics and a family of proper conjugate distributions are found. The relationship of this distribution to the exchangeable special case ...
Extended Conway-Maxwell-Poisson distribution and its properties and applications
Chakraborty, Subrata; Imoto, Tomoaki
2015-01-01
A new three parameter natural extension of the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson (COM-Poisson) distribution is proposed. This distribution includes the recently proposed COM-Poisson type negative binomial (COM-NB) distribution [Chakraborty, S. and Ong, S. H. (2014): A COM-type Generalization of the Negative Binomial Distribution, Accepted in Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods] and the generalized COM-Poisson (GCOMP) distribution [Imoto, T. :(2014) A generalized Conway-Maxwell-Poisson distri...
f(R) Gravity and Maxwell Equations from the Holographic Principle
Miao, Rong-Xin; Meng, Jun; Li, Miao
2011-01-01
Extending the holographic program of [1], we derive f(R) gravity and the Maxwell equations from the holographic principle, using time-like holographic screen. We find that to derive the Einstein equations and f(R) gravity in a natural holographic approach, the quasi-static condition is necessary. We also find the surface stress tensor and the surface electric current, surface magnetic current on the holographic screen for f(R) gravity and Maxwell's theory, respectively.
An asymptotic preserving scheme for the relativistic Vlasov–Maxwell equations in the classical limit
Crouseilles, Nicolas; Einkemmer, Lukas; Faou, Erwan
2016-01-01
We consider the relativistic Vlasov–Maxwell (RVM) equations in the limit when the light velocity c goes to infinity. In this regime, the RVM system converges towards the Vlasov–Poisson system and the aim of this paper is to construct asymptotic preserving numerical schemes that are robust with respect to this limit. Our approach relies on a time splitting approach for the RVM system employing an implicit time integrator for Maxwell's equations in order to damp the higher and higher frequencie...
Construction of a new waste-water treatment plant, building 676, route Maxwell
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2008-01-01
A new waste-water treatment plant is being constructed on Route Maxwell to treat the effluents from the TS/MME/CCS surface treatment workshops. For this purpose, excavation work is being performed in two separate locations along Route Maxwell, causing a slight disruption to traffic in these areas. Site access through Gate C should, however, be maintained. The work is scheduled to continue until February 2009.
Linearized analysis of (2+1)-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell theory
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On the basis of previous result by Hosoya and Nakao that (2+1)-dimensional gravity reduces the geodesic motion in moduli space, we investigate the effects of matter fields on the geodesic motion using the linearized theory. It is shown that the transverse-traceless parts of energy-momentum tensor make the deviation from the geodesic motion. This result is important for the Einstein-Maxwell theory due to the existence of global modes of Maxwell fields on torus. (author)
The Planck Telescope reflectors
Stute, Thomas
2004-09-01
The mechanical division of EADS-Astrium GmbH, Friedrichshafen is currently engaged with the development, manufacturing and testing of the advanced dimensionally stable composite reflectors for the ESA satellite borne telescope Planck. The objective of the ESA mission Planck is to analyse the first light that filled the universe, the cosmic microwave background radiation. Under contract of the Danish Space Research Institute and ESA EADS-Astrium GmbH is developing the all CFRP primary and secondary reflectors for the 1.5-metre telescope which is the main instrument of the Planck satellite. The operational frequency ranges from to 25 GHz to 1000 GHz. The demanding high contour accuracy and surface roughness requirements are met. The design provides the extreme dimensional stability required by the cryogenic operational environment at around 40 K. The elliptical off-axis reflectors display a classical lightweight sandwich design with CFRP core and facesheets. Isostatic mounts provide the interfaces to the telescope structure. Protected VDA provides the reflecting surface. The manufacturing is performed at the Friedrichshafen premises of EADS-Space Transportation GmbH, the former Dornier composite workshops. Advanced manufacturing technologies like true angle lay-up by CNC fibre placement and filament winding are utilized. The protected coating is applied at the CAHA facilities at the Calar Alto Observatory, Spain. The exhaustive environmental testing is performed at the facilities of IABG, Munich (mechanical testing) and for the cryo-optical tests at CSL Liege. The project is in advanced state with both Qualification Models being under environmental testing. The flight models will be delivered in 2004. The paper gives an overview over the requirements and the main structural features how these requirements are met. Special production aspects and available test results are reported.
Comparing NEO Search Telescopes
Myhrvold, Nathan
2016-04-01
Multiple terrestrial and space-based telescopes have been proposed for detecting and tracking near-Earth objects (NEOs). Detailed simulations of the search performance of these systems have used complex computer codes that are not widely available, which hinders accurate cross-comparison of the proposals and obscures whether they have consistent assumptions. Moreover, some proposed instruments would survey infrared (IR) bands, whereas others would operate in the visible band, and differences among asteroid thermal and visible-light models used in the simulations further complicate like-to-like comparisons. I use simple physical principles to estimate basic performance metrics for the ground-based Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and three space-based instruments—Sentinel, NEOCam, and a Cubesat constellation. The performance is measured against two different NEO distributions, the Bottke et al. distribution of general NEOs, and the Veres et al. distribution of Earth-impacting NEO. The results of the comparison show simplified relative performance metrics, including the expected number of NEOs visible in the search volumes and the initial detection rates expected for each system. Although these simplified comparisons do not capture all of the details, they give considerable insight into the physical factors limiting performance. Multiple asteroid thermal models are considered, including FRM, NEATM, and a new generalized form of FRM. I describe issues with how IR albedo and emissivity have been estimated in previous studies, which may render them inaccurate. A thermal model for tumbling asteroids is also developed and suggests that tumbling asteroids may be surprisingly difficult for IR telescopes to observe.
Telescope Time Allocation Tool
Alves, J.
2005-03-01
TaToo is ESO's new Time Allocation Tool. This software scheduler is a combination of a user-friendly graphical user interface and an intelligent constraint-programming engine fine-tuned to ESO's scheduling problem. TaToo is able to produce a high quality and reliable schedule taking into consideration all constraints of the recommended programs for all telescopes in about 15 minutes. This performance allows schedulers at ESO-VISAS to simulate and evaluate different scenarios, optimize the scheduling of engineering activities at the observatories, and in the end construct the most science efficient schedule possible.
Generalized transport coefficients for inelastic Maxwell mixtures under shear flow.
Garzó, Vicente; Trizac, Emmanuel
2015-11-01
The Boltzmann equation framework for inelastic Maxwell models is considered to determine the transport coefficients associated with the mass, momentum, and heat fluxes of a granular binary mixture in spatially inhomogeneous states close to the simple shear flow. The Boltzmann equation is solved by means of a Chapman-Enskog-type expansion around the (local) shear flow distributions f(r)(0) for each species that retain all the hydrodynamic orders in the shear rate. Due to the anisotropy induced by the shear flow, tensorial quantities are required to describe the transport processes instead of the conventional scalar coefficients. These tensors are given in terms of the solutions of a set of coupled equations, which can be analytically solved as functions of the shear rate a, the coefficients of restitution α(rs), and the parameters of the mixture (masses, diameters, and composition). Since the reference distribution functions f(r)(0) apply for arbitrary values of the shear rate and are not restricted to weak dissipation, the corresponding generalized coefficients turn out to be nonlinear functions of both a and α(rs). The dependence of the relevant elements of the three diffusion tensors on both the shear rate and dissipation is illustrated in the tracer limit case, the results showing that the deviation of the generalized transport coefficients from their forms for vanishing shear rates is in general significant. A comparison with the previous results obtained analytically for inelastic hard spheres by using Grad's moment method is carried out, showing a good agreement over a wide range of values for the coefficients of restitution. Finally, as an application of the theoretical expressions derived here for the transport coefficients, thermal diffusion segregation of an intruder immersed in a granular gas is also studied. PMID:26651684
Global smooth flows for compressible Navier-Stokes-Maxwell equations
Xu, Jiang; Cao, Hongmei
2016-08-01
Umeda et al. (Jpn J Appl Math 1:435-457, 1984) considered a rather general class of symmetric hyperbolic-parabolic systems: A0zt+sum_{j=1}nAjz_{xj}+Lz=sum_{j,k=1}nB^{jk}z_{xjxk} and showed optimal decay rates with certain dissipative assumptions. In their results, the dissipation matrices {L} and {B^{jk}(j,k=1,ldots,n)} are both assumed to be real symmetric. So far there are no general results in case that {L} and {B^{jk}} are not necessarily symmetric, which is left open now. In this paper, we investigate compressible Navier-Stokes-Maxwell (N-S-M) equations arising in plasmas physics, which is a concrete example of hyperbolic-parabolic composite systems with non-symmetric dissipation. It is observed that the Cauchy problem for N-S-M equations admits the dissipative mechanism of regularity-loss type. Consequently, extra higher regularity is usually needed to obtain the optimal decay rate of {L1({mathbb{R}}^3)}-{L^2({mathbb{R}}^3)} type, in comparison with that for the global-in-time existence of smooth solutions. In this paper, we obtain the minimal decay regularity of global smooth solutions to N-S-M equations, with aid of {L^p({mathbb{R}}^n)}-{Lq({mathbb{R}}^n)}-{Lr({mathbb{R}}^n)} estimates. It is worth noting that the relation between decay derivative orders and the regularity index of initial data is firstly found in the optimal decay estimates.
Bigongiari, Ciro
2016-01-01
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is planned to be the next generation ground based observatory for very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy. Gamma-rays provide a powerful insight into the non-thermal universe and hopefully a unique probe for new physics. Imaging Cherenkov telescopes have already discovered more than 170 VHE gamma-ray emitters providing plentiful of valuable data and clearly demonstrating the power of this technique. In spite of the impressive results there are indications that the known sources represent only the tip of the iceberg. A major step in sensitivity is needed to increase the number of detected sources, observe short time-scale variability and improve morphological studies of extended sources. An extended energy coverage is advisable to observe far-away extragalactic objects and improve spectral analysis. CTA aims to increase the sensitivity by an order of magnitude compared to current facilities, to extend the accessible gamma-ray energies from a few tens of GeV to a hundred o...
Antares Reference Telescope System
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Viswanathan, V.K.; Kaprelian, E.; Swann, T.; Parker, J.; Wolfe, P.; Woodfin, G.; Knight, D.
1983-01-01
Antares is a 24-beam, 40-TW carbon-dioxide laser-fusion system currently nearing completion at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 24 beams will be focused onto a tiny target (typically 300 to 1000 ..mu..m in diameter) located approximately at the center of a 7.3-m-diameter by 9.3-m-long vacuum (10/sup -6/ torr) chamber. The design goal is to position the targets to within 10 ..mu..m of a selected nominal position, which may be anywhere within a fixed spherical region 1 cm in diameter. The Antares Reference Telescope System is intended to help achieve this goal for alignment and viewing of the various targets used in the laser system. The Antares Reference Telescope System consists of two similar electro-optical systems positioned in a near orthogonal manner in the target chamber area of the laser. Each of these consists of four subsystems: (1) a fixed 9X optical imaging subsystem which produces an image of the target at the vidicon; (2) a reticle projection subsystem which superimposes an image of the reticle pattern at the vidicon; (3) an adjustable front-lighting subsystem which illuminates the target; and (4) an adjustable back-lighting subsystem which also can be used to illuminate the target. The various optical, mechanical, and vidicon design considerations and trade-offs are discussed. The final system chosen (which is being built) and its current status are described in detail.
Antares Reference Telescope System
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Antares is a 24-beam, 40-TW carbon-dioxide laser-fusion system currently nearing completion at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 24 beams will be focused onto a tiny target (typically 300 to 1000 μm in diameter) located approximately at the center of a 7.3-m-diameter by 9.3-m-long vacuum (10-6 torr) chamber. The design goal is to position the targets to within 10 μm of a selected nominal position, which may be anywhere within a fixed spherical region 1 cm in diameter. The Antares Reference Telescope System is intended to help achieve this goal for alignment and viewing of the various targets used in the laser system. The Antares Reference Telescope System consists of two similar electro-optical systems positioned in a near orthogonal manner in the target chamber area of the laser. Each of these consists of four subsystems: (1) a fixed 9X optical imaging subsystem which produces an image of the target at the vidicon; (2) a reticle projection subsystem which superimposes an image of the reticle pattern at the vidicon; (3) an adjustable front-lighting subsystem which illuminates the target; and (4) an adjustable back-lighting subsystem which also can be used to illuminate the target. The various optical, mechanical, and vidicon design considerations and trade-offs are discussed. The final system chosen (which is being built) and its current status are described in detail
Upgrade of the MAGIC telescopes
Mazin, Daniel; Garczarczyk, Markus; Giavitto, Gianluca; Sitarek, Julian
2014-01-01
The MAGIC telescopes are two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) located on the Canary island of La Palma. With 17m diameter mirror dishes and ultra-fast electronics, they provide an energy threshold as low as 50 GeV for observations at low zenith angles. The first MAGIC telescope was taken in operation in 2004 whereas the second one joined in 2009. In 2011 we started a major upgrade program to improve and to unify the stereoscopic system of the two similar but at that time different telescopes. Here we report on the upgrade of the readout electronics and digital trigger of the two telescopes, the upgrade of the camera of the MAGIC I telescope as well as the commissioning of the system after this major upgrade.
A medium sized telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
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The CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is a proposed next generation instrument to observe very high energy (VHE) gamma-rays at ground level. The array will consist of 3 sizes of telescope covering a wide photon energy range: small (4m diameter) telescopes sensitive to the highest energy photons, medium sized telescopes (12 m) operating in the mid energy range, and a small number of large telescopes (24 m) with high sensitivity to low energy photons. Current Cherenkov Telescope experiments consist of up to 5 telescopes; CTA will be made up of an order of magnitude more, which will greatly enhance the number of photons that can be detected as well as increasing the number of views of each cascade, bringing significantly improved angular resolution and background suppression. The observatory is currently in the planning and development phase. A prototype CTA medium sized telescope (MST) is being built in Adlershof (Berlin). This talk focuses on plans for CTA and the design and construction of the MST prototype, as well as its operation, instrumentation and early measurement results.
The neutrino telescope ANTARES
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Gleixner Andreas
2014-04-01
Full Text Available The ANTARES neutrino telescope is currently the largest neutrino detector in the Northern Hemisphere. The detector consists of a three-dimensional array of 885 photomultiplier tubes, distributed along 12 lines, located at a depth of 2500 m in the Mediterranean Sea. The purpose of the experiment is the detection of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. The detection principle is based on the observation of Cherenkov-Light emitted by muons resulting from charged-current interactions of muon neutrinos in the vicinity of the detection volume. The main scientific targets of ANTARES include the search for astrophysical neutrino point sources, the measurement of the diffuse neutrino flux and the indirect search for dark matter.
Spectroradiometry with Space Telescopes
Pauluhn, Anuschka; Smith, Peter L; Colina, Luis
2015-01-01
Radiometry has been of fundamental importance in astronomy from the early beginnings. Initially, astronomers had their own radiometric system, based on extraterrestrial standards, namely the irradiance of stars expressed in visual magnitudes. Observing and comparing magnitudes in specific spectral bands then led to the astronomical spectrophotometry. The advent of astronomical high-resolution spectroscopy offered the possibility to interpret observations through physical models of stellar atmospheres. Such models had to be constructed based on physics-related units, and such units, rather than magnitudes, were then used for observational tests of the models. In this review, we provide an overview of how to achieve a valid laboratory calibration, and discuss ways to reliably extend this calibration to the spectroscopic telescope's performance in space. Recently, the quest for independent calibrations traceable to laboratory standards has become a well-supported aim, and has led to plans for now also launching ...
Owen, Daniel
2015-08-01
The telescope has been around for over 400 years, yet most people have never looked though one. We invite people outside under the stars to learn about those curious lights in the sky, and have a close encounter with the cosmos.Our main aim is to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the young minds by inspiring, empowering and engaging them using astronomy and astrophysics tools and concepts. We would like to see Africa compete with the rest of the world and we believe this can happen through having a scientifically literate society. We also work closely wit teachers, parents and the general public to further our objectives. We will present on our recently awarded project to work with schools in rural coastal Kenya, a very poor area of the country. We will also present on other work we continue to do with schools to make our project sustainable even after the OAD funding.
The ANTARES neutrino telescope
Zornoza, Juan de Dios
2012-01-01
The ANTARES collaboration completed the installation of the first neutrino detector in the sea in 2008. It consists of a three dimensional array of 885 photomultipliers to gather the Cherenkov photons induced by relativistic muons produced in charged-current interactions of high energy neutrinos close to/in the detector. The scientific scope of neutrino telescopes is very broad: the origin of cosmic rays, the origin of the TeV photons observed in many astrophysical sources or the nature of dark matter. The data collected up to now have allowed us to produce a rich output of physics results, including the map of the neutrino sky of the Southern hemisphere, search for correlations with GRBs, flaring sources, gravitational waves, limits on the flux produced by dark matter self-annihilations, etc. In this paper a review of these results is presented.
Composite telescope technology
Chen, Peter C.; Rabin, Douglas
2014-07-01
We report the development of optical mirrors based on polymer matrix composite materials. Advantages of this technology are low cost and versatility. By using appropriate combinations of polymers and various metallic and nonmetallic particles and fibers, the properties of the materials can be tailored to suit a wide variety of applications. We report the fabrication and testing of flat and curved mirrors made with metal powders, multiple mirrors replicated with high degree of uniformity from the same mandrels, cryogenic testing, mirrors made of ferromagnetic materials that can be actively or adaptively controlled by non-contact actuation, optics with very smooth surfaces made by replication, and by spincasting. We discuss development of a new generation of ultra-compact, low power active optics and 3D printing of athermal telescopes.
Microoptical telescope compound eye.
Duparré, Jacques; Schreiber, Peter; Matthes, André; Pshenay-Severin, Ekaterina; Bräuer, Andreas; Tünnermann, Andreas; Völkel, Reinhard; Eisner, Martin; Scharf, Toralf
2005-02-01
A new optical concept for compact digital image acquisition devices with large field of view is developed and proofed experimentally. Archetypes for the imaging system are compound eyes of small insects and the Gabor-Superlens. A paraxial 3x3 matrix formalism is used to describe the telescope arrangement of three microlens arrays with different pitch to find first order parameters of the imaging system. A 2mm thin imaging system with 21x3 channels, 70 masculinex10 masculine field of view and 4.5mm x 0.5mm image size is optimized and analyzed using sequential and non-sequential raytracing and fabricated by microoptics technology. Anamorphic lenses, where the parameters are a function of the considered optical channel, are used to achieve a homogeneous optical performance over the whole field of view. Captured images are presented and compared to simulation results. PMID:19494951
Resolution of the Vlasov-Maxwell system by PIC Discontinuous Galerkin method on GPU with OpenCL
Crestetto Anaïs; Helluy Philippe
2011-01-01
We present an implementation of a Vlasov-Maxwell solver for multicore processors. The Vlasov equation describes the evolution of charged particles in an electromagnetic field, solution of the Maxwell equations. The Vlasov equation is solved by a Particle-In-Cell method (PIC), while the Maxwell system is computed by a Discontinuous Galerkin method. We use the OpenCL framework, which allows our code to run on multicore processors or recent Graphic Processing Units (GPU). We present several...
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Iftikhar Ahmed
2012-05-01
Full Text Available Maxwell and Schrödinger equations are coupled to incorporate quantum effects for the simulation of plasmonics nanodevices. Maxwell equations with Lorentz-Drude (LD dispersive model are applied to large size plasmonics components, whereas coupled Maxwell and Schrödinger equations are applied to components where quantum effects are needed. The finite difference time domain method (FDTD is applied to simulate these coupled equations.
Building the Hubble Space Telescope
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The development of the design for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is discussed. The HST optical system is described and illustrated. The financial and policy issues related to the development of the HST are considered. The actual construction of the HST optical telescope is examined. Also, consideration is given to the plans for the HST launch
GREGOR telescope: start of commissioning
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Volkmer, R.; von der Lühe, O.; Denker, C.; Solanki, S.K.; Balthasar, H.; Berkefeld, T.; Caligari, P.; Collados, M.; Halbgewachs, C.; Heidecke, F.; Hofmann, A.; Klvaňa, Miroslav; Kneer, F.; Lagg, A.; Popow, E.; Schmidt, D.; Schmidt, W.; Sobotka, Michal; Soltau, D.; Strassmeier, K.G.
Bellingham: SPIE, 2010 - (Stepp, L.), 77330K-1-77330K-9. (Proceedings of SPIE. 7733). ISBN 9780819482235. [Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III. San Diego (US), 27.06.2010-02.07.2010] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : GREGOR telescope Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics
Infrared up-conversion telescope
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2014-01-01
There is presented to an up-conversion infrared telescope (110) arranged for imaging an associated scene (130), wherein the up-conversion infrared telescope (110) comprises a non-linear crystal (120) arranged for up-conversion of infrared electromagnetic radiation, and wherein a first optical...
Telescoping phenomenon in pathological gambling
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Grant, Jon E; Odlaug, Brian Lawrence; Mooney, Marc E
2012-01-01
The course of pathological gambling (PG) in women has been described as having a later age of initiation but a shorter time to problematic gambling ("telescoped"). This study examined evidence for telescoping and its relationship with comorbidities. Seventy-one treatment-seeking individuals with PG...
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Maxwell relations, known as partial differential equations in the classical thermodynamics, are compared with the low of mutual influences in the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. It is shown that the low of mutuality contains the Maxwell relations. Through the dissipation and transformation, the low of mutuality and the Maxwell relations are applied on the thermomechanical system, due to mutual transformation of the heat and mechanical work in the cyclic processes. A concrete application of the low of mutuality and the Maxwell relations under the liquid-steam phase transformation, as well as solids thermoelasticity is given
Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Meagher, Kevin J.
2014-01-01
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next major ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy. With CTA gamma-ray sources will be studied in the very-high energy gamma-ray range of a few tens of GeV to 100 TeV with up to ten times better sensitivity than available with current generation instruments. We discuss the proposed US contribution to CTA that comprises imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope with Schwarzschild-Couder (SC) optics. Key features of the SC telescope are a wide f...
Dutch Open Telescope: Status and Prospects
Rutten, R. J.; Hammerschlag, R.H.; Bettonvil, F.C.M.
2001-01-01
The Dutch Open Telescope represents a new solar telescope concept. Being open rather than evacuated, it leads the way to large- aperture high resolution telescopes. It is now being installed on La Palma.
Dilaton minimally coupled to 2 + 1 Einstein Maxwell fields; stationary cyclic symmetric black holes
Garcia-Diaz, A A
2014-01-01
Using the Schwarzschild coordinate frame for a static cyclic symmetric metric in 2 + 1 Einstein gravity coupled to a electric Maxwell field and a dilaton logarithmically depending on the radial coordinate in the presence of an exponential potential the general solution of the Einstein Maxwell dilaton equations is derived and it is identified with the Chan Mann charged dilaton solution. Via a general SL(2;R) transformation, applied on the obtained charged dilaton metric, a family of stationary dilaton solutions has been generated; these solutions possess five parameters: dilaton and cosmological constants , charge, momentum, and mass for some values of them. All the exhibited solutions have been characterized by their quasi-local energy, mass, and momentum through their series expansions at spatial infinity. The structural functions determining these solutions increase as the radial coordinate does, hence they do not exhibit an dS AdS behavior at infinity Moreover, the algebraic structure of the Maxwell field,...
Chen, Yongpin P; Jiang, Li Jun; Meng, Min; Wu, Yu Mao; Chew, Weng Cho
2016-01-01
A novel unified Hamiltonian approach is proposed to solve Maxwell-Schrodinger equation for modeling the interaction between classical electromagnetic (EM) fields and particles. Based on the Hamiltonian of electromagnetics and quantum mechanics, a unified Maxwell-Schrodinger system is derived by the variational principle. The coupled system is well-posed and symplectic, which ensures energy conserving property during the time evolution. However, due to the disparity of wavelengths of EM waves and that of electron waves, a numerical implementation of the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method to the multiscale coupled system is extremely challenging. To overcome this difficulty, a reduced eigenmode expansion technique is first applied to represent the wave function of the particle. Then, a set of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) governing the time evolution of the slowly-varying expansion coefficients are derived to replace the original Schrodinger equation. Finally, Maxwell's equations represented b...
Numerical approximation of the Euler-Maxwell model in the quasineutral limit
Degond, Pierre; Savelief, Dominique
2011-01-01
We derive and analyze an Asymptotic-Preserving scheme for the Euler-Maxwell system in the quasi-neutral limit. We prove that the linear stability condition on the time-step is independent of the scaled Debye length $\\lambda$ when $\\lambda \\to 0$. Numerical validation performed on Riemann initial data and for a model Plasma Opening Switch device show that the AP-scheme is convergent to the Euler-Maxwell solution when $\\Delta x/ \\lambda \\to 0$ where $\\Delta x$ is the spatial discretization. But, when $\\lambda /\\Delta x \\to 0$, the AP-scheme is consistent with the quasi-neutral Euler-Maxwell system. The scheme is also perfectly consistent with the Gauss equation. The possibility of using large time and space steps leads to several orders of magnitude reductions in computer time and storage.
Thermodynamics and efficiency of an autonomous on-chip Maxwell's demon.
Kutvonen, Aki; Koski, Jonne; Ala-Nissila, Tapio
2016-01-01
In his famous letter in 1870, Maxwell describes how Joule's law can be violated "only by the intelligent action of a mere guiding agent", later coined as Maxwell's demon by Lord Kelvin. In this letter we study thermodynamics of information using an experimentally feasible Maxwell's demon setup based a single electron transistor capacitively coupled to a single electron box, where both the system and the Demon can be clearly identified. Such an engineered on-chip Demon measures and performes feedback on the system, which can be observed as cooling whose efficiency can be adjusted. We present a detailed analysis of the system and the Demon, including the second law of thermodynamics for bare and coarse grained entropy production and the flow of information as well as efficiency of information production and utilization. Our results demonstrate how information thermodynamics can be used to improve functionality of modern nanoscale devices. PMID:26887504
Resolution of unsteady Maxwell equations with charges in non convex domains
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This research thesis deals with the modelling and numerical resolution of problems related to plasma physics. The interaction of charged particles (electrons and ions) with electromagnetic fields is modelled with the system of unsteady Vlasov-Maxwell coupled equations (the Vlasov system describes the transport of charged particles and the Maxwell equations describe the wave propagation). The author presents definitions related to singular domains, establishes a Helmholtz decomposition in a space of electro-magnetostatic solutions. He reports a mathematical analysis of decompositions into a regular and a singular part of general functional spaces intervening in the investigation of the Maxwell system in complex geometries. The method is then implemented for bi-dimensional domains. A last part addressed the study and the numerical resolution of three-dimensional problems
Scaling theory for homogenization of the Maxwell equations
Vinogradov, Alexei P.
1997-11-01
The wide application of composite materials is a distinctive feature of modern technologies. This encourages scientists dealing with radio physics and optics, to search for new type of artificial materials. Recently such investigations have shifted in the field of materials with weak spatial dispersion: chiral, omega materials, artificial magnets, etc. By weak spatial dispersion we mean that the constitutive relations are still local but constitutive parameters depend upon a wavenumber k. It is the dependence that is responsible for non-encountered-in-nature properties of the materials such as chirality [a first order in (ka) effect] or artificial magnetism [a second order in (ka effect)]. Here a is a typical size of an inclusion. Certainly, all these effects are small enough unless there is a resonance interaction of electromagnetic wave with an inclusion. Near the resonance frequency the effects are significant and perturbation theory in (ka) fails. Nevertheless it is convenient to describe the effects in terms of orders in (ka), understanding this as a matter of classification. In spite of physical clarity of the classification the constitutive relations are treated in terms of multipole expansion. The multipoles naturally appear at field expansion in (d/R) where d is the source size and R is the distance between the source and recorder. Such an expansion is useful in 'molecular optics' approximation where d very much less than r, with r to be a mean distance between the 'molecules.' Though the 'molecular optics' ceases to be a good approximation if we deal with composites where d approximately equals r, the mean current in the right hand side of the Maxwell equations is still expressed through multipoles (see Fig. 1). Below we consider the reasons justifying this sight on things even if we are working beyond the 'molecular optics' approximation. To repel an accusation in abstract contemplation let us consider examples of the 'multipole' media. Permeable
Asher, Troy; Cumming, Steve
2012-01-01
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is an international cooperative development and operations program between the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the German Space Agency, DLR (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft-und Raumfahrt). SOFIA is a 2.5 meter, optical/infrared/sub-millimeter telescope mounted in a Boeing model 747SP-21 aircraft and will be used for many basic astronomical observations performed at stratospheric altitudes. It will accommodate installation of different focal plane instruments with in-flight accessibility provided by investigators selected from the international science community. The Facility operational lifetime is planned to be greater than 20 years. This presentation will present the results of developmental testing of SOFIA, including analysis, envelope expansion and the first operational mission. It will describe a brief history of open cavities in flight, how NASA designed and tested SOFIAs cavity, as well as flight test results. It will focus on how the test team achieved key milestones by systematically and efficiently reducing the number of test points to only those absolutely necessary to achieve mission requirements, thereby meeting all requirements and saving the potential loss of program funding. Finally, it will showcase examples of the observatory in action and the first operational mission of the observatory, illustrating the usefulness of the system to the international scientific community. Lessons learned on how to whittle a mountain of test points into a manageable sum will be presented at the conclusion.
The Faintness of the 158 um [CII] Transition in the z=6.42 Quasar SDSS J1148+5251
Bolatto, Alberto D.; Di Francesco, James; Willott, Chris J.
2004-01-01
We report the non-detection of the [CII] 157.74 um transition in the z=6.42 quasar SDSS J1148+5251 after 37.5 hours of integration with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. This transition is the main cooling line of the star-forming interstellar medium, and usually the brightest FIR line in galaxies. Our observed RMS of 1.3 mK in the Ta* scale translates to L([CII])
JCMT Observations of the Deep Impact Event
Coulson, I. M.; Butner, H. M.; Moriarty-Schieven, G.; Woodney, L. M.; Charnley, S. B.; Rodgers, S. D.; Stüwe, J.; Schulz, R.; Meech, K. J.; Fernández, Y.; Vora, P.
Spectroscopic observations were made from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope of comet 9P/Tempel 1 before, during and after the impact by the NASA spacecraft Deep Impact on UT 04 July 2005. Several molecular species (HCN, CH3OH, CO, CS, HCO+) were targeted but none was detected. Nonetheless, upper limits on emission line strengths may weakly constrain the chemical composition of the ices in the excavated part of the comet nucleus. Preliminary analysis of the HCN data is presented here.
Hawaii: a picture window on the Universe
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The paper concerns the telescopes and associated studies of the astronomical observatory situated on Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the home for ten telescopes, one of which is the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope used to look at the birth of the stars. The two newest telescopes - the Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Caltech High Dish will study the birth in even more detail using submillimetre waves. Three more telescopes are planned - the Keck ten-metre telescope is due for completion in 1990, followed by the 7.5 metre Japenese National Large Telescope and then the 15-metre National New Technology Telescope. A brief description of the latter five telescopes is given. (U.K.)
Global Astrophysical Telescope System - GATS
Polińska, M.; Kamiński, K.; Dimitrov, W.; Fagas, M.; Borczyk, W.; Kwiatkowski, T.; Baranowski, R.; Bartczak, P.; Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A.
2014-02-01
The Global Astronomical Telescope System is a project managed by the Astronomical Observatory Institute of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and it is primarily intended for stellar medium/high resolution spectroscopy. The system will be operating as a global network of robotic telescopes. The GATS consists of two telescopes: PST 1 in Poland (near Poznań) and PST 2 in the USA (Arizona). The GATS project is also intended to cooperate with the BRITE satellites and supplement their photometry with spectroscopic observations.
Polarimetry with multiple mirror telescopes
West, S. C.
1986-01-01
The polarizations of multiple mirror telescopes are calculated using Mueller calculus. It is found that the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) produces a constant depolarization that is a function of wavelength and independent of sky position. The efficiency and crosstalk are modeled and experimentally verified. The two- and four-mirror new generation telescopes are found to produce sinusoidal depolarization for which an accurate interpretation of the incident Stokes vector requires inverse matrix calculations. Finally, the depolarization of f/1 paraboloids is calculated and found to be less than 0.1 percent at 3000 A.
Bhavnagar Telescope: the most widely travelled telescope in the country
Rao, N Kameswara; Vagiswari, A
2014-01-01
In the last decade of the 19th century Maharaja Takhtasingji Observatory was built at Poona (1888-1912) under the supervision of K.D.Naegamavala, with the grant from Maharaja of Bhavnagar (from where the name Bhavnagar Telescope must have originated. The story of this telescope from its inception to the current status is traced. IIA Archives has been extensively used to resource information for this note.
Dual Role of Viscosity During Start-Up of a Maxwell Fluid in a Pipe
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任玲; 朱克勤
2004-01-01
Based on the exact solution of start-up flow of Maxwell fluids in a long circular straight pipe, the effect of viscosity on the time of flow establishment is analysed. It is found that the viscosity of Maxwell fluids plays a dual role.A key parameter is the dimensionless relaxation time λ-. For 0 ＜λ-＜ 0.0432, the viscosity mainly plays the same role as in Newtonian fluids, and the time of flow establishment decreases with the increasing viscosity; for λ- ＞ 0.0432, the viscosity mainly plays a role of strengthening the oscillation, and the time of flow establishment increases with the incremental viscosity.
Liang, Jun; Liu, Yan-Chun; Zhu, Qiao
2014-02-01
In order to further explore the effects of non-Gaussian smeared mass distribution on the thermodynamical properties of noncommutative black holes, we consider noncommutative black holes based on Maxwell-Boltzmann smeared mass distribution in (2+1)-dimensional spacetime. The thermodynamical properties of the black holes are investigated, including Hawking temperature, heat capacity, entropy and free energy. We find that multiple black holes with the same temperature do not exist, while there exists a possible decay of the noncommutative black hole based on Maxwell-Boltzmann smeared mass distribution into the rotating (commutative) BTZ black hole.
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In order to further explore the effects of non-Gaussian smeared mass distribution on the thermodynamical properties of noncommutative black holes, we consider noncommutative black holes based on Maxwell-Boltzmann smeared mass distribution in (2+1)-dimensional spacetime. The thermodynamical properties of the black holes are investigated, including Hawking temperature, heat capacity, entropy and free energy. We find that multiple black holes with the same temperature do not exist, while there exists a possible decay of the noncommutative black hole based on Maxwell-Boltzmann smeared mass distribution into the rotating (commutative) BTZ black hole. (authors)
Numerical approximation of the Euler-Maxwell model in the quasineutral limit
Degond, Pierre; Deluzet, Fabrice; Savelief, Dominique
2011-01-01
International audience We derive and analyze an Asymptotic-Preserving scheme for the Euler-Maxwell system in the quasi-neutral limit. We prove that the linear stability condition on the time-step is independent of the scaled Debye length $\\lambda$ when $\\lambda \\to 0$. Numerical validation performed on Riemann initial data and for a model Plasma Opening Switch device show that the AP-scheme is convergent to the Euler-Maxwell solution when $\\Delta x/ \\lambda \\to 0$ where $\\Delta x$ is the s...
On the description of electromagnetic waves in vacuum by the curl-subsystem of Maxwell's equations
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The curl-subsystem of Maxwell's equations for the free electromagnetic field has now been demonstrated to be sufficient for its description, the divergent and the D'Allembert equations - to be the identities. The relativistic invariance of this subsystem of Maxwell's equations is proved, the three additional symmetries are found - three representations of conformal algebra C(1,3) and three respective representations of 32-dimensional algebra, which is isomorphic to the algebra C(1,3) + C(1,3) + { ε }, where ε is the duality operator. 23 refs
Sobre el teorema de Maxwell y la optimización de arcos de cubierta
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Quintas Ripoll, Valentín
1989-04-01
Full Text Available Optimal shapes of arches can be deduced from a theorem developed by Maxwell. In this paper optimal shapes of various types of arches are obtained, when loads are of equal magnitude.
Aplicando un teorema enunciado por Maxwell, se pueden obtener las formas de mínimo material para arcos que soportan cargas iguales, trabajando exclusivamente a tracción o compresión. En este artículo se obtienen las formas óptimas para varios tipos de arcos y se propone un método de diseño mínimo.
Kisel, V V; Red'kov, V M; Tokarevskaya, N G
2009-01-01
The Riemann -- Silberstein -- Majorana -- Oppenheimer approach to the Maxwell electrodynamics in vacuum is investigated within the matrix formalism. The matrix form of electrodynamics includes three real 4 \\times 4 matrices. Within the squaring procedure we construct four formal solutions of the Maxwell equations on the base of scalar Klein -- Fock -- Gordon solutions. The problem of separating physical electromagnetic waves in the linear space \\lambda_{0}\\Psi^{0}+\\lambda_{1}\\Psi^{1}+\\lambda_{2}\\Psi^{2}+ lambda_{3}\\Psi^{3} is investigated, several particular cases, plane waves and cylindrical waves, are considered in detail.
A geometric formulation of Einstein Maxwell theory in Einstein-Cartan space-time
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A geometric theory is proposed for electrogametism and gravitation where the electromagnetic potential is introduced in the geometry through the torsion. An is first built action for dyon electrodynamics using the two potentials formulation in such a way it is equivalent to Maxwell theory if the ratio between electric and magnetic charges is an universal constant. Since the torsion can be decomposed into a trace, a pseudo-trace and a traceless part, the two potentials of the dyon elctrodynamics with the two traces of the torsion are identified and an action which reproduces the Einstein-Maxwell theory: Matter fields do not have a propor minimal coupling to this theory. (Author)
Hamiltonian particle-in-cell methods for Vlasov-Maxwell equations
He, Yang; Qin, Hong; Liu, Jian
2016-01-01
In this paper, we develop Hamiltonian particle-in-cell methods for Vlasov-Maxwell equations by applying conforming finite element methods in space and splitting methods in time. For the spatial discretisation, the criteria for choosing finite element spaces are presented such that the semi-discrete system possesses a discrete non-canonical Poisson structure. We apply a Hamiltonian splitting method to the semi-discrete system in time, then the resulting algorithm is Poisson preserving and explicit. The conservative properties of the algorithm guarantee the efficient and accurate numerical simulation of the Vlasov-Maxwell equations over long-time.
The Einstein-Maxwell Equations and Conformally Kähler Geometry
LeBrun, Claude
2016-06-01
Page's Einstein metric on {{{CP}}_2#overline{{CP}}_2} is conformally related to an extremal Kähler metric. Here we construct a family of conformally Kähler solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations that deforms the Page metric, while sweeping out the entire Kähler cone of {{{CP}}_2#overline{{CP}}_2}. The same method also yields analogous solutions on every Hirzebruch surface. This allows us to display infinitely many geometrically distinct families of solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations on the smooth 4-manifolds {S^2 × S^2} and {{{CP}}_2#overline{{CP}}_2}.
Método de hertz para solucionar las ecuaciones de maxwell: el caso del dipolo oscilante
Garzón Barragán, Isabel; Múnera, Héctor A.
2014-01-01
A finales del siglo XIX Hertz propuso un método muy original para solucionar las ecuaciones de Maxwell, en términos de los llamados potenciales de Hertz (Πe, Πm), que simetrizan las ecuaciones de Maxwell. Al aplicar este método a la solución del dipolo oscilante los potenciales de Hertz se relacionan con una única magnitud escalar Q, que es proporcional al flujo eléctrico. Esto permite expresar el campo electromagnético (E,H) en términos del flujo eléctrico únicamente, llevando así a una visi...
The small size telescope projects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
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2015-01-01
The small size telescopes (SSTs), spread over an area of several square km, dominate the CTA sensitivity in the photon energy range from a few TeV to over 100 TeV, enabling for the detailed exploration of the very high energy gamma-ray sky. The proposed telescopes are innovative designs providing a wide field of view. Two of them, the ASTRI (Astrophysics con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) and the GCT (Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope) telescopes, are based on dual mirror Schwarzschild-Couder optics, with primary mirror diameters of 4 m. The third, SST-1M, is a Davies-Cotton design with a 4 m diameter mirror. Progress with the construction and testing of prototypes of these telescopes is presented. The SST cameras use silicon photomultipliers, with preamplifier and readout/trigger electronics designed to optimize the performance of these sensors for (atmospheric) Cherenkov light. The status of the camera developments is discussed. The SST sub-array will consist of about 70 telescopes at the CTA souther...
Lightweighted ZERODUR for telescopes
Westerhoff, T.; Davis, M.; Hartmann, P.; Hull, T.; Jedamzik, R.
2014-07-01
The glass ceramic ZERODUR® from SCHOTT has an excellent reputation as mirror blank material for earthbound and space telescope applications. It is known for its extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) at room temperature and its excellent CTE homogeneity. Recent improvements in CNC machining at SCHOTT allow achieving extremely light weighted substrates up to 90% incorporating very thin ribs and face sheets. In 2012 new ZERODUR® grades EXPANSION CLASS 0 SPECIAL and EXTREME have been released that offer the tightest CTE grades ever. With ZERODUR® TAILORED it is even possible to offer ZERODUR® optimized for customer application temperature profiles. In 2013 SCHOTT started the development of a new dilatometer setup with the target to drive the industrial standard of high accuracy thermal expansion metrology to its limit. In recent years SCHOTT published several paper on improved bending strength of ZERODUR® and lifetime evaluation based on threshold values derived from 3 parameter Weibull distribution fitted to a multitude of stress data. ZERODUR® has been and is still being successfully used as mirror substrates for a large number of space missions. ZERODUR® was used for the secondary mirror in HST and for the Wolter mirrors in CHANDRA without any reported degradation of the optical image quality during the lifetime of the missions. Some years ago early studies on the compaction effects of electron radiation on ZERODUR® were re analyzed. Using a more relevant physical model based on a simplified bimetallic equation the expected deformation of samples exposed in laboratory and space could be predicted in a much more accurate way. The relevant ingredients for light weighted mirror substrates are discussed in this paper: substrate material with excellent homogeneity in its properties, sufficient bending strengths, space radiation hardness and CNC machining capabilities.
Telescopic arm with automatic advance
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By means of the telescopic arm TV cameras, tools or the like can be moved in and out of reactor pressure vessels. For pressure and traction driving element a curved steel band is used which is guided in the central axis of the telescopic arm by means of one adapting element each per telescopic member. On advancing the steel band, which can absorb considerable bending moments, is drawn out of a cartridge with a spool, by meanes of friction rollers. A nozzle-shaped device in front of the cartridge is flattering the steel band before winding it up. The free buckling length of the stell band is never greater than the distance between two adapting elements (part in the shape of a parallelpiped with a slot for guiding the steel band) resp. the length of a telescopic member. (UWI)
The Chinese Giant Solar Telescope
Liu, Zhong; Deng, Yuanyong; Ji, Haisheng
2014-01-01
Chinese Giant Solar Telescope is the next generation ground-based solar telescope. The main science task of this telescope is to observe the ultra fine structures of the solar magnetic field and dynamic field. Due to the advantages in polarization detection and thermal controlling with a symmetrical circular system, the current design of CGST is a 6~8 meter circular symmetrical telescope. The results of simulations and analysis showed that the current design could meet the demands of most science cases not only in infrared bands but also in near infrared bands and even in visible bands. The prominences and the filaments are very important science cases of CGST. The special technologies for prominence observation will be developed, including the day time laser guide star and MCAO. CGST is proposed by all solar observatories and several institutes and universities in China. It is supported by CAS and NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) as a long term astronomical project.
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The numerical concept realized in the the Karlsruhe Diode Code KADI2D is briefly reviewed. Several new aspects concerning the Maxwell field solver based on high resolution finite-volume methods are presented. A new approach maintaining charge conservation numerically for the Maxwell-Lorentz equations is shortly summarized. (author). 2 figs., 12 refs
2012-08-02
... National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology...: The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, in consultation with the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, has... Museum of Anthropology at the address below by September 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: David Phillips, Curator...
Future High Energy Neutrino Telescopes
Spiering, C
2000-01-01
This talk summarizes the main physics goals and basic methods of telescopes for high energy neutrinos. It reviews the present status of deep underwater telescopes and sketches the ICECUBE project as an example for a cube kilometer detector. It is suggested to develop techniques for radio and acoustic detection hand in hand with big optical arrays. These large arrays should be complemented by medium-size detectors in the Megaton range.
The Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) project
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To exploit the potential of submillimeter astronomy, the Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) will be located at an altitude of 3178 meters on Emerald Peak 75 miles northeast of Tucson in Southern Arizona. The instrument is an altazimuth mounted f/13.8 Cassegrain homology telescope with two Nasmyth and bent Cassegrain foci. It will have diffraction limited performance at a wavelength of 300 microns and an operating overall figure accuracy of 15 microns rms. An important feature of the SMT is the construction of the primary and secondary reflectors out of aluminum-core CFRP face sheet sandwich panels, and the reflector backup structure and secondary support out of CFRP structural elements. This modern technology provides both a means for reaching the required precision of the SMT for both night and day operation (basically because of the low coefficient of thermal expansion and high strength-to-weight ratio of CFRP) and a potential route for the realization of lightweight telescopes of even greater accuracy in the future. The SMT will be the highest accuracy radio telescope ever built (at least a factor of 2 more accurate than existing telescopes). In addition, the SMT will be the first 10 m-class submillimeter telescope with a surface designed for efficient measurements at the important 350 microns wavelength atmospheric window. 9 refs
The upgraded MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes
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Tescaro, D., E-mail: dtescaro@iac.es [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Dept. Astrofísica, E-38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)
2014-12-01
The MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes underwent a major upgrade in 2011 and 2012. A new 1039-pixel camera and a larger area digital trigger system were installed in MAGIC-I, making it essentially identical to the newer MAGIC-II telescope. The readout systems of both telescopes were also upgraded, with fully programmable receiver boards and DRS4-chip-based digitization systems. The upgrade eased the operation and maintenance of the telescopes and also improved significantly their performance. The system has now an integral sensitivity as good as 0.6% of the Crab Nebula flux (for E>400GeV), with an effective analysis threshold at 70 GeV. This allows MAGIC to secure one of the leading roles among the current major ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes for the next 5–10 years. - Highlights: • In 2011 and 2012 the MAGIC telescopes underwent a two-stage major upgrade. • The new camera of MAGIC-I allows us to exploit a 1.4 larger trigger area. • The novel DRS4-based readout systems allow a cost-effective ultra-fast digitization. • The upgrade greatly improved the maintainability of the system. • MAGIC has now an optimal integral sensitivity of 0.6% of the Crab Nebula flux.
The upgraded MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes
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The MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes underwent a major upgrade in 2011 and 2012. A new 1039-pixel camera and a larger area digital trigger system were installed in MAGIC-I, making it essentially identical to the newer MAGIC-II telescope. The readout systems of both telescopes were also upgraded, with fully programmable receiver boards and DRS4-chip-based digitization systems. The upgrade eased the operation and maintenance of the telescopes and also improved significantly their performance. The system has now an integral sensitivity as good as 0.6% of the Crab Nebula flux (for E>400GeV), with an effective analysis threshold at 70 GeV. This allows MAGIC to secure one of the leading roles among the current major ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes for the next 5–10 years. - Highlights: • In 2011 and 2012 the MAGIC telescopes underwent a two-stage major upgrade. • The new camera of MAGIC-I allows us to exploit a 1.4 larger trigger area. • The novel DRS4-based readout systems allow a cost-effective ultra-fast digitization. • The upgrade greatly improved the maintainability of the system. • MAGIC has now an optimal integral sensitivity of 0.6% of the Crab Nebula flux
Asher, Troy A.; Cumming, Stephen B.
2012-01-01
and a proof of concept mission for which SOFIA was opportunely positioned is showcased. Success on this time-critical mission to observe a rare astronomical event proved the usefulness of an airborne observatory and the value in waiting for the capability provided by SOFIA. Finally, lessons learned in the test program are presented with emphasis on how lessons from previous aircraft and successful test programs were applied to SOFIA. Effective application of these lessons was crucial to the success of the SOFIA flight test program. SOFIA is an international cooperative program between NASA and the German Space Agency, DLR. It is a 2.5 meter (100-inch) telescope mounted in a Boeing 747SP aircraft used for astronomical observations at altitudes above 35,000 feet. SOFIA will accommodate a host of scientific instruments from the international science community and has a planned operational lifespan of more than 20 years.
Vortex solutions of PCT-invariant Maxwell-Dirac-Chern-Simons gauge theory
Shin, J
1997-01-01
We construct PCT-invariant Maxwell-Chern-Simons gauge theory coupled to fermions with adding the parity partner to the matter and the gauge field= s, which can give nontopological vortex solutions depending on the sign of t= he Chern-Simons coupling constant.
Analytical and Numerical Study of Gauss-Bonnet Holographic Superconductors with Power-Maxwell Field
Sheykhi, A; Montakhab, Afshin
2016-01-01
We provide an analytical as well as a numerical study of the holographic $s$-wave superconductors in Gauss-Bonnet gravity with Power-Maxwell electrodynamics. We limit our study to the case where scalar and gauge fields do not have n effect on the background metric. We use a variational method, based on Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problem for our analytical study, as well as a numerical shoting method in order to compare with our analytical results. Interestingly enough, we observe that unlike Born-Infeld-like nonlinear electrodynamics which decrease the critical temperature compared to the linear Maxwell field, the Power-Maxwell electrodynamics is able to increase the critical temperature of the holographic superconductors in the sublinear regime. We find that requiring the finite value for the gauge field on the asymptotic boundary $r\\rightarrow \\infty$, restricts the power parameter, $q$, of the Power-Maxwell field to be in the range $1/2
Bakon, Bartlomiej; Rogatko, Marek
2013-01-01
We proved that strictly stationary Einstein-Maxwell-axion-dilaton spacetime with negative cosmological constant could not support a nontrivial configuration of complex scalar fields. We considered the general case of the arbitrary number of U(1) gauge fields in the theory under consideration.
On Bianchi-I cosmic strings coupled with Maxwell ﬁelds in bimetric relativity
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V Mahurpawar; S D Deo
2003-10-01
Axially symmetric Bianchi-I model is studied with source cosmic cloud strings coupled with electromagnetic ﬁeld in Rosen’s bimetric theory of relativity and observed that there is no contribution from cosmic strings and Maxwell ﬁelds in this theory.
Quantum Gravity Effects on the Tunneling Radiation of the Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion Black Hole
Cheng, Tianhu; Ren, Ruyi; Chen, Deyou; Liu, Zixiang; Li, Guopin
2016-07-01
Taking into account effects of quantum gravity, we investigate the evaporation of an Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion black hole. The corrected Hawking temperature is gotten respectively by the scalar particle's and the fermion's tunneling across the horizon. This temperature is lower than the original one derived by Hawking, which means quantum gravity effects slow down the rise of the temperature.
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LIN Kai; YANG Shu-Zheng
2009-01-01
Fermions tunneling of the non-stationary Dilaton-Maxwell black hole is investigated with general tortoise coordinate transformation.The Dirac equation is simplified by semiclassical approximation so that the Hamilton-Jacobi equation is generated.Finally the tunneling rate and the Hawking temperature is calculated.
Lin, Kai; Yang, Shu-Zheng
2009-10-01
Fermions tunneling of the non-stationary Dilaton-Maxwell black hole is investigated with general tortoise coordinate transformation. The Dirac equation is simplified by semiclassical approximation so that the Hamilton-Jacobi equation is generated. Finally the tunneling rate and the Hawking temperature is calculated.
The Chevreton tensor and Einstein-Maxwell spacetimes conformal to Einstein spaces
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In this paper, we characterize the source-free Einstein-Maxwell spacetimes which have a trace-free Chevreton tensor. We show that this is equivalent to the Chevreton tensor being of pure radiation type and that it restricts the spacetimes to Petrov type N or O. We prove that the trace of the Chevreton tensor is related to the Bach tensor and use this to find all Einstein-Maxwell spacetimes with a zero cosmological constant that have a vanishing Bach tensor. Among these spacetimes we then look for those which are conformal to Einstein spaces. We find that the electromagnetic field and the Weyl tensor must be aligned, and in the case that the electromagnetic field is null, the spacetime must be conformally Ricci-flat and all such solutions are known. In the non-null case, since the general solution is not known on a closed form, we settle by giving the integrability conditions in the general case, but we do give new explicit examples of Einstein-Maxwell spacetimes that are conformal to Einstein spaces, and we also find examples where the vanishing of the Bach tensor does not imply that the spacetime is conformal to a C-space. The non-aligned Einstein-Maxwell spacetimes with vanishing Bach tensor are conformally C-spaces, but none of them are conformal to Einstein spaces
Daveau, Christian
2007-01-01
We consider for the time-dependent Maxwell's equations the inverse problem of identifying locations and certain properties of small electromagnetic inhomogeneities in a homogeneous background medium from dynamic measurements of the tangential component of the magnetic field on the boundary (or a part of the boundary) of a domain.
The Maxwell-Einstein system, Ward identities and the Vilkovisky construction
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Nielsen, N. K.
2012-01-01
The gauge fixing dependence of the one-loop effective action of quantum gravity in the proper-time representation is investigated for a space of arbitrary curvature, and the investigation is extended to Maxwell-Einstein theory. The construction of Vilkovisky and DeWitt for removal of this...
A Nonconforming Arbitrary Quadrilateral Finite Element Method for Approximating Maxwell's Equations
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Dongyang Shi; Lifang Pei; Shaochun Chen
2007-01-01
The main aim of this paper is to provide convergence analysis of Quasi-Wilson nonconforming finite element to Maxwell's equations under arbitrary quadrilateral meshes. The error estimates are derived, which are the same as those for conforming elements under conventional regular meshes.
Can Maxwell's Fish Eye Lens Really Give Perfect Imaging? Part II. The case with drains
Sun, Fei; He, Sailing
2010-01-01
We use both FEM (finite element method) and FDTD (finite difference time domain method) to simulate the field distribution in Maxwell's fish eye lens with one or more passive drains around the image point. We use the same Maxwell's fish eye lens structure as the one used in recent microwave experiment [arXiv:1007.2530]: Maxwell's fish eye lens bounded by PEC (perfect electric conductor) is inserted between two parallel PEC plates (as a waveguide structure). Our simulation results indicate that if one uses an active coaxial cable as the object and set an array of passive drains around the image region, what one obtains is not an image of the object but only multiple spots resembling the array of passive drains. The resolution of Maxwell's fish eye is finite even with such passive drains at the image locations. We also found that the subwavelength spot around the passive drain is due to the local field enhancement of the metal tip of the drain rather than the fish eye medium or the ability of the drain in extra...
Analysis of a Three Phase Induction Motor Directly from Maxwell's Equations
Bhattacharjee, Shayak
2011-01-01
The torque developed in a three phase AC squirrel cage motor is usually expressed in terms of resistances and reactances of the stator, the rotor, and the motor as a whole. We use Maxwell's equations to find the torque in terms of geometrical parameters. This allows us to estimate the torque developed by a motor without knowing the details of its circuitry.
Bonito, Andrea
2011-01-01
We propose and analyze an approximation technique for the Maxwell eigenvalue problem using H1-conforming finite elements. The key idea consists of considering a mixed method controlling the divergence of the electric field in a fractional Sobolev space H-α with α ∈ (1/2, 1). The method is shown to be convergent and spectrally correct. © 2011 American Mathematical Society.
Quantum Maxwell-Bloch equations for spontaneous emission in optical semiconductor devices
Hess, Ortwin; Hofmann, Holger F.
1998-01-01
We present quantum Maxwell-Bloch equations (QMBE) for spatially inhomogeneous optical semiconductor devices taking into account the quantum noise effects which cause spontaneous emission and amplified spontaneous emission. Analytical expressions derived from the QMBE are presented for the spontaneous emission factor beta and the far field pattern of amplified spontaneous emission in broad area quantum well lasers.
Rauscher, Elizabeth A
2011-01-01
The Maxwell, Einstein, Schrödinger and Dirac equations are considered the most important equations in all of physics. This volume aims to provide new eight- and twelve-dimensional complex solutions to these equations for the first time in order to reveal
Coherent perfect absorber makes a perfect drain for Maxwell's fish-eye lens
Xu, Lin; Chen, Huanyang
2012-11-01
We design a coherent perfect absorber (CPA) that can totally absorb the converging wave. Such a CPA is of subwavelength size and can be embedded in Maxwell's fish-eye lens and serve as a drain very well. Numerical simulations were performed to verify the functionalities.
Non-minimal Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory and the composite Fermion model
Paschoal, Ricardo C.; Helayël-Neto, José A.
2003-01-01
The magnetic field redefinition in Jain's composite fermion model for the fractional quantum Hall effect is shown to be effectively described by a mean-field approximation of a model containing a Maxwell-Chern-Simons gauge field non-minimally coupled to matter. Also an explicit non-relativistic limit of the non-minimal (2+1)D Dirac equation is derived.
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Niemann, R.; Heczko, Oleg; Schultz, L.; Fähler, S.
2014-01-01
Roč. 37, SI (2014), 281-288. ISSN 0140-7007 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP107/11/0391 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : magnetocaloric * shape memory alloy s * multiferroic * Ni-Mn-Ga * Maxwell relation Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.241, year: 2014
A first-class approach of higher derivative Maxwell-Chern-Simons-Proca model
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Sararu, Silviu-Constantin [University of Craiova, Department of Physics, Craiova (Romania)
2015-11-15
The equivalence between a higher derivative extension of Maxwell-Chern-Simons-Proca model and some gauge invariant theories from the point of view of the Hamiltonian path integral quantization in the framework of the gauge-unfixing approach is investigated. The Hamiltonian path integrals of the first-class systems take manifestly Lorentz-covariant forms. (orig.)
Physical Variables of d=3 Maxwell-Chern-Simons Theory by Symplectic Projector Method
Helayel-Neto, J. A.; Santos, M. A.; Vancea, I. V.
2006-12-01
The Symplectic Projector Method is applied to derive the local physical degrees of freedom and the physical Hamiltonian of the Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory in $d=1+2$. The results agree with the ones obtained in the literature through different approaches.
Physical Variables of $d=3$ Maxwell-Chern-Simons Theory by Symplectic Projector Method
Helayel-Neto, J A; Vancea, I V
2004-01-01
The Symplectic Projector Method is applied to derive the local physical degrees of freedom and the physical Hamiltonian of the Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory in $d=1+2$. The results agree with the ones obtained in the literature through different approaches.
An Infinite Number of Static Soliton Solutions to 5D Einstein-Maxwell Equations
Azuma, Takahiro; Koikawa, Takao
2007-01-01
The soliton technique is applied to the 5D static Einstein-Maxwell equations, and an infinite number of solutions are explicitly obtained. We study the rod structure of 2-soliton solutions and we show that the 5D Reissner-Nordstrom solution and the 5D Majumdar-Papapetrou solution are included as the 2-soliton solutions.
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Haitao Qi; Hui Jin
2006-01-01
The fractional calculus is used in the constitutive relationship model of viscoelastic fluid.A generalized Maxwell model with fractional calculus is considered.Based on the flow conditions described,two flow cases are solved and the exact solutions are obtained by using the Weber transform and the Laplace transform for fractional calculus.
Energy decay for Maxwell's equations with Ohm's law in partially cubic domains
Phung, Kim Dang
2013-01-01
We prove a polynomial energy decay for the Maxwell's equations with Ohm's law in partially cubic domains with trapped rays. We extend the results of polynomial decay for the scalar damped wave equation in partially rectangular or cubic domain. Our approach have some similitude with the construction of reflected gaussian beams.
Prykarpatski, Anatolij K
2014-01-01
The Maxwell electromagnetic and the Lorentz type force equations are derived in the framework of the R. Feynman proper time paradigm and the related vacuum field theory approach. The electron inertia problem is analyzed within the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms and the related pressure-energy compensation principle. The modified Abraham- Lorentz damping radiation force is derived, the electromagnetic elctron mass origin is argued.
Maxwell equation violation by density dependent magnetic fields in neutron stars
Menezes, Débora P
2016-01-01
We show that the widely used density dependent magnetic field prescriptions, necessary to account for the variation of the field intensity from the crust to the core of neutron stars violate one of the Maxwell equations. We estimate how strong the violation is when different equations of state are used and check for which cases the pathological problem can be cured.
Regularity of the Maxwell equations in heterogeneous media and Lipschitz domains
Bonito, Andrea
2013-12-01
This note establishes regularity estimates for the solution of the Maxwell equations in Lipschitz domains with non-smooth coefficients and minimal regularity assumptions. The argumentation relies on elliptic regularity estimates for the Poisson problem with non-smooth coefficients. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Slip effects on the magnetohydrodynamic peristaltic flow of a maxwell fluid
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Hayat, Tasawar [Quiad-I-Azam Univ., Islamabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Mathematics; King Saud Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Dept. of Mathematics; Hina, Sadia [Quiad-I-Azam Univ., Islamabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Mathematics; Hendi, Awatif A. [Dept. of Physics, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Faculty of Science
2010-12-15
The influence of slip on the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) peristaltic flow in a planar channel with compliant walls is examined. An incompressible Maxwell fluid saturates the porous medium. An established solution is valid for small wave number. The mathematical expression of the stream function is presented. Several interesting flow parameters are sketched and examined. (orig.)
Unified framework for numerical methods to solve the time-dependent Maxwell equations
De Raedt, H; Kole, JS; Michielsen, KFL; Figge, MT
2003-01-01
We present a comparative study of numerical algorithms to solve the time-dependent Maxwell equations for systems with spatially varying permittivity and permeability. We show that the Lie-Trotter-Suzuki product-formula approach can be used to construct a family of unconditionally stable algorithms,
Exact monochromatic finite power beam solutions of Maxwells equations in vacuum
Hellwarth, Robert W
2016-01-01
We derived and discussed new exact, monochromatic, finite-power, beam-like solutions of Maxwells equations in vacuum. We derived energy density flux, total power of the solution, and compared its effective beam area with that of the Gaussian beam solution.
Free Maxwell equations, Dirac equation, and non-dispersive De Broglie wave packets
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It is shown that some elements of de Broglie's double solution theory seem to arise rather naturally from the equivalence between the free Maxwell equations and a non-linear Heisenberg-like spinor equation. Such an equivalence is proved, in the Clifford bundle formalism by making recourse to the Rainich-Misner-Wheeler theorem. (author)
A 3+1 formalism for quantum electrodynamical corrections to Maxwell equations in general relativity
Pétri, J.
2015-08-01
Magnetized neutron stars constitute a special class of compact objects harbouring gravitational fields that deviate strongly from the Newtonian weak field limit. Moreover, strong electromagnetic fields anchored into the star give rise to non-linear corrections to Maxwell equations described by quantum electrodynamics (QED). Electromagnetic fields close to or above the critical value of BQ = 4.4 × 109 T are probably present in some pulsars and for most of the magnetars. To account properly for emission emanating from the neutron star surface like for instance thermal radiation and its polarization properties, it is important to include general relativistic (GR) effects simultaneously with non-linear electrodynamics. This can be achieved through a 3+1 formalism known in general relativity and that incorporates QED perturbations to Maxwell equations. Starting from the lowest order corrections to the Lagrangian for the electromagnetic field, as given for instance by Born-Infeld or Euler-Heisenberg theory, we derive the non-linear Maxwell equations in general relativity including quantum vacuum effects. We also derive a prescription for the force-free limit and show that these equations can be solved with classical finite volume methods for hyperbolic conservation laws. It is therefore straightforward to include general relativity and QED in the description of neutron star magnetospheres by using standard classical numerical techniques borrowed from Maxwell and Newton theory. As an application, we show that spin-down luminosity corrections associated with QED effects are negligible with respect to GR corrections.
Generalization of the Biot--Savart law to Maxwell's equations using special relativity
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Maxwell's equations are obtained by generalizing the laws of magnetostatics, which follow from the Biot--Savart law and superposition, to be consistent with special relativity. The Lorentz force on a charged particle and its rate of energy change also follow by making Newton's second law for a particle in a magnetostatic field consistent with special relativity
Rogatko, Marek
2016-01-01
The uniqueness of static asymptotically flat photon sphere for static black hole solution in Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory with arbitrary coupling constant was proposed. Using the conformal positive energy theorem we show that the dilaton sphere subject to the non-extremality condition authorizes a cylinder over a topological sphere.
The Research Productivity of Small Telescopes and Space Telescopes
Ringwald, F A; Lovell, R L; Kays, S A; Torres, Y V A
2003-01-01
We present statistics on the research productivity of astronomical telescopes. These were compiled by finding papers in which new data were presented, noting which telescopes were used, and then counting the number of papers, number of pages, and other statistics. The journals used were the Astronomical Journal, the Astrophysical Journal (including the Letters and Supplements), and the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. We also compiled citations from the Science Citation Index. This work was designed to be similar to that of Trimble (1995), except that more recent journals (from 1995) and citations (from 1998) were used. We also did not restrict our sample to large telescopes only: we included all telescopes from which new data were presented, the smallest of which was a 0.1-m. The data were gathered by first-year work-study undergraduates, who were instructed to include data for all telescopes for which they found new data were included in the journals. A by-product of this research wa...
Alignment and phasing of deployable telescopes
Woolf, N. J.; Ulich, B. L.
1983-01-01
The experiences in coaligning and phasing the Multi-Mirror Telescope (MMT), together with studies in setting up radio telescopes, are presented. These experiences are discussed, and on the basis they furnish, schemes are suggested for coaligning and phasing four large future telescopes with complex primary mirror systems. These telescopes are MT2, a 15-m-equivalent MMT, the University of California Ten Meter Telescope, the 10 m sub-mm wave telescope of the University of Arizona and the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, and the Large Deployable Reflector, a future space telescope for far-IR and sub-mm waves.
Observational constraint on Pluto's atmospheric CO with ASTE
Iino, Takahiro; Hirahara, Yasuhiro; Hidemori, Takehiro; Tsukagoshi, Takashi; Nakajima, Taku; Nakamoto, Satoru; Kato, Chihaya
2016-02-01
To confirm the previous observational results of Pluto's atmospheric CO in the J = 2-1 rotational transition, we conducted a new observation of CO (J = 3-2) in Pluto's atmosphere in 2014 August with the Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment 10 m single-dish telescope. In contrast to the previous observational result obtained with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in 2009 and 2010 by using the J = 2-1 transition, no emission structure was observed near the rest frequency in our attempt. Possible explanations for the nondetection result of the J = 3-2 transition are discussed.
Space Telescope maintenance and refurbishment
Trucks, H. F.
1983-01-01
The Space Telescope (ST) represents a new concept regarding spaceborne astronomical observatories. Maintenance crews will be brought to the orbital worksite to make repairs and replace scientific instruments. For major overhauls the telescope can be temporarily returned to earth with the aid of the Shuttle. It will, thus, be possible to conduct astronomical studies with the ST for two decades or more. The five first-generation scientific instruments used with the ST include a wide field/planetary camera, a faint object camera, a faint object spectrograph, a high resolution spectrograph, and a high speed photometer. Attention is given to the optical telescope assembly, the support systems module, aspects of mission and science operations, unscheduled maintenance, contingency orbital maintenance, planned on-orbit maintenance, ground maintenance, ground refurbishment, and ground logistics.
FAMOUS. The fluorescence telescope prototype
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Schumacher, Johannes; Bretz, Thomas; Hebbeker, Thomas; Lauscher, Markus; Middendorf, Lukas; Niggemann, Tim; Peters, Christine; Sommer, Dominik; Stephan, Maurice [III. Physikalisches Institut A, RWTH Aachen University (Germany); Auffenberg, Jan; Schaufel, Merlin [III. Physikalisches Institut B, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
2015-07-01
One of the most successful techniques for the detection of air showers produced by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays are fluorescence telescopes. The light produced by de-exciting nitrogen in the atmosphere is typically detected by photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). This technique has been successfully used by the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina for many years. Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) promise higher photon detection efficiencies than PMTs. This and other advantages motivate the construction of the fluorescence telescope prototype FAMOUS (First Auger Multi-pixel photon counter camera for the Observation of Ultra-high-energy air Showers) which makes use of SiPMs. In this talk we discuss the FAMOUS telescope with a new 64-pixel camera including power supply and DAQ.
FAMOUS. The fluorescence telescope prototype
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One of the most successful techniques for the detection of air showers produced by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays are fluorescence telescopes. The light produced by de-exciting nitrogen in the atmosphere is typically detected by photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). This technique has been successfully used by the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina for many years. Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) promise higher photon detection efficiencies than PMTs. This and other advantages motivate the construction of the fluorescence telescope prototype FAMOUS (First Auger Multi-pixel photon counter camera for the Observation of Ultra-high-energy air Showers) which makes use of SiPMs. In this talk we discuss the FAMOUS telescope with a new 64-pixel camera including power supply and DAQ.
Quantum telescope: feasibility and constraints.
Kurek, A R; Pięta, T; Stebel, T; Pollo, A; Popowicz, A
2016-03-15
The quantum telescope is a recent idea aimed at beating the diffraction limit of spaceborne telescopes and possibly other distant target imaging systems. There is no agreement yet on the best setup of such devices, but some configurations have already been proposed. In this Letter we characterize the predicted performance of quantum telescopes and their possible limitations. Our extensive simulations confirm that the presented model of such instruments is feasible and the device can provide considerable gains in the angular resolution of imaging in the UV, optical, and infrared bands. We argue that it is generally possible to construct and manufacture such instruments using the latest or soon to be available technology. We refer to the latest literature to discuss the feasibility of the proposed QT system design. PMID:26977642
Scientific management of Space Telescope
Odell, C. R.
1981-01-01
A historical summay is given on the science management of the Space Telescope, the inception of which began in 1962, when scientists and engineers first recommended the development of a nearly diffraction limited substantial-size optical telescope. Phase A, the feasibility requirements generation phase, began in 1971 and consisted largely of NASA scientists and a NASA design. Phase B, the preliminary design phase, established a tiered structure of scientists, led by the Large Space Telescope operations and Management Work Group. A Mission Operations Working Group headed six instrument definition teams to develop the essential instrument definitions. Many changes took place during Phase B, before design and development, which began in 1978 and still continues today.
Apollo Telescope Mount Spar Assembly
1969-01-01
The Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM), designed and developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center, served as the primary scientific instrument unit aboard the Skylab. The ATM contained eight complex astronomical instruments designed to observe the Sun over a wide spectrum from visible light to x-rays. This image shows the ATM spar assembly. All solar telescopes, the fine Sun sensors, and some auxiliary systems are mounted on the spar, a cruciform lightweight perforated metal mounting panel that divides the 10-foot long canister lengthwise into four equal compartments. The spar assembly was nested inside a cylindrical canister that fit into the rack, a complex frame, and was protected by the solar shield.
Ackermann, Mark R.; McGraw, John T.; Zimmer, Peter C.
2008-01-15
A wide field of view telescope having two concave and two convex reflective surfaces, each with an aspheric surface contour, has a flat focal plane array. Each of the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary reflective surfaces are rotationally symmetric about the optical axis. The combination of the reflective surfaces results in a wide field of view in the range of approximately 3.8.degree. to approximately 6.5.degree.. The length of the telescope along the optical axis is approximately equal to or less than the diameter of the largest of the reflective surfaces.
Telescope sipping impact refuelling outages
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Based on world wide leading technology in fuel leak detection ABB Nuclear Services developed a new sipping method for Boiling Water Reactors during early nineties, the so called ''TELESCOPE sipping''. The method is today recognised as a reliable and the fastest sipping method and has been used in six BWR sipping projects, where the fuel bundles in the reactor core were tested and all leaking fuel assemblies were identified. Today the TELESCOPE sipping method is also developed for Pressurized Water Reactors as an improvement or replacement alternative of the so called ''INMAST sipping'' method. Patents are pending for both applications. (Author). 3 figs
LISA telescope spacer design investigations
Sanjuan, Josep; Mueller, Guido; Livas, Jeffrey; Preston, Alix; Arsenovic, Petar; Castellucci, Kevin; Generie, Joseph; Howard, Joseph; Stebbins, Robin
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a space-based gravitational wave observa-tory with the goal of observing Gravitational Waves (GWs) from astronomical sources in a frequency range from 30 µHz to 0.1 Hz. The detection of GWs at such low frequency requires measurements of distances at the pico-meter level between bodies separated by 5 million kilo-meters. The LISA mission consists of three identical spacecraft (SC) separated by 5 × 106 km forming an equilateral triangle. Each SC contains two optical assemblies and two vacuum en-closures housing one proof mass (PM) in geodesic (free fall) motion each. The two assemblies on one SC are each pointing towards an identical assembly on each of the other two SC to form a non-equal arm interferometer. The measurement of the GW strain is done by measuring the change in the length of the optical path between the PMs of one arm relative to the other arms caused by the pass of a GW. An important element of the Interferometric Measurement System (IMS) is the telescope which, on one hand, gathers the light coming from the far SC (˜100 pW) and, on the other hand, expands and collimates the small outgoing beam ( 1 W) and sends it to the far SC. Due to the very demanding sensitivity requirements care must be taken in the design and validation of the telescope not to degrade the IMS performance. For instance, the diameter of the telescope sets the the shot noise of the IMS and depends critically on the diameter of the primary and the divergence angle of the outgoing beam. As the telescope is rather fast telescope, the divergence angle is a critical function of the overall separation between the primary and secondary. Any long term changes of the distance of more than a a few micro-meter would be detrimental to the LISA mission. Similarly challenging are the requirements on the in-band path-length noise for the telescope which has to be kept below 1 pm Hz-1/2 in the LISA band. Different configurations (on-axis/off axis
Autonomous Dome for Robotic Telescope
Kumar, Akash; Ganesh, Shashikiran
2016-01-01
Physical Research Laboratory operates a 50cm robotic observatory at Mount Abu. This Automated Telescope for Variability Studies (ATVS) makes use of Remote Telescope System 2 (RTS2) for autonomous operations. The observatory uses a 3.5m dome from Sirius Observatories. We have developed electronics using Arduino electronic circuit boards with home grown logic and software to control the dome operations. We are in the process of completing the drivers to link our Arduino based dome controller with RTS2. This document is a short description of the various phases of the development and their integration to achieve the required objective.
Resolution of the Vlasov-Maxwell system by PIC discontinuous Galerkin method on GPU with OpenCL
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Crestetto Anaïs
2013-01-01
Full Text Available We present an implementation of a Vlasov-Maxwell solver for multicore processors. The Vlasov equation describes the evolution of charged particles in an electromagnetic field, solution of the Maxwell equations. The Vlasov equation is solved by a Particle-In-Cell method (PIC, while the Maxwell system is computed by a Discontinuous Galerkin method. We use the OpenCL framework, which allows our code to run on multicore processors or recent Graphic Processing Units (GPU. We present several numerical applications to two-dimensional test cases.
Monster telescope hunts blue planets
Leake, J
2003-01-01
BRITAIN is to back a project to build the world's biggest telescope - so powerful that it could see life-bearing planets in other solar systems. It will need the largest mirror ever built at about 100 metres in diameter (1/2 page).
Topological complexity of the telescope
Franc, Aleksandra
2015-01-01
We use an alternative definition of topological complexity to show that the topological complexity of the mapping telescope of a sequence $X_1\\rightarrow X_2\\rightarrow X_3\\rightarrow...$ is bounded above by $2max{TC(X_i); i=1,2,...}$.
Teets, Donald
2012-01-01
Two coordinate systems are related here, one defined by the earth's equator and north pole, the other by the orientation of a telescope at some location on the surface of the earth. Applying an interesting though somewhat obscure property of orthogonal matrices and using the cross-product simplifies this relationship, revealing that a surprisingly…
NRO 10-m submillimeter telescope
Ukita, Nobuharu; Kawabe, Ryohei; Ishiguro, Masato; Ezawa, Hajime; Sekimoto, Yutaro; Hasegawa, Tatsuo; Yamamoto, Satoshi; Miyawaki, Keizo; Matsumoto, Soichi
2000-07-01
A 10-m submillimeter telescope designed for interferometric observations at bands from 3 to 0.3 mm has constructed at Nobeyama Radio Observatory. The telescope is an engineering model for a large millimeter and sub-millimeter array, and will be operated for developments of sub-millimeter observation techniques at a remote site. We have fabricated lightweight machined aluminum panels (15 kg m-2) that have a surface accuracy of 5 micrometer rms. They have a typical size of 0.8 m X 0.6 m, and are supported with three motorized screws. The back-up structure is constructed of a central hub of low thermal expansion alloy, and CFRP honeycomb boards and tubes. Holography measurements will be made with a nearby transmitter at 3 mm. The overall surface accuracy is expected to be telescope of 10-cm diameter mounted on the center hub will be used to characterize pointing and tracking accuracy. Thermal effects on the pointing and surface accuracy will be investigated using temperature measurements and FEM analyses. The fast position switching capability is also demanded to cancel atmospheric fluctuations. The antenna is able to drive both axes at a maximum velocity of 3 deg s-2 with a maximum acceleration of 6 deg. s-2. The telescope is currently equipped with SIS receivers for 100, 150, 230, and 345 GHz and a continuum backend and an FX-type digital autocorrelator with an instantaneous bandwidth of 512 MHz and 1024 channel outputs.
Garcia-Diaz, Alberto A
2013-01-01
The main purpose of this contribution is to determine physical and geometrical characterizations of whole classes of stationary cyclic symmetric gravitational fields coupled to Maxwell electromagnetic fields within the $(2+1)$-dimensional gravity. The physical characterization is based on the determination of the local and global energy-momentum-mass quantities using the Brown-York approach. As far as to the algebraic-geometrical characterization is concerned, the eigenvalue problem for the electromagnetic field, energy-momentum and Cotton tensors is solved and their types are established. The families of Einstein-Maxwell solutions to be considered are: all uniform electromagnetic solutions possessing electromagnetic fields with vanishing covariant derivatives (stationary uniform and spinning Clement classes), all fields having constant electromagnetic field and energy-momentum tensors' invariants (Kamata-Koikawa solutions), the whole classes of hybrid electromagnetic Ayon-Cataldo-Garcia solutions, a new fami...
Double Compactified d = 11 Supermembrane Dual as a Non-Commutative Super-Maxwell Theory
Martin, I; Restuccia, A
2000-01-01
The physical hamiltonian of the double compactified D=11 supermembrane dual with non trivial wrapping is explicitly obtained. It contains cubic and quartic interacting terms. It exactly agrees with the hamiltonian formulation of non-commutative super-Maxwell theory on the world volume, minimally coupled to seven scalars fields corresponding to the transverse coordinates to the brane. The non commutative star product is intrinsically obtained from the simplectic 2-form defined by the minimal configuration of the hamiltonian, that is by the pull-back to the world volume of the canonical conection 1-form on the Hopf fibring over $CP_n$. The constraint generating the area preserving diffeomorphism is reformulated as the Gauss constraint of the non-commutative super-Maxwell theory.
Removal of self-interactions in the Dirac-Maxwell equations in one spatial dimension
Norris, S.; Unger, J.; Lv, Q. Z.; Su, Q.; Grobe, R.
2016-03-01
We propose a theoretical framework that permits us to eliminate the unphysical self-repulsion that occurs if a spatially localized charged particle interacts with its own electric field. As an example of this framework, we study the time-resolved interaction between an electronic and positronic wave packet by solving the coupled set of two-particle Dirac-Maxwell equations. The restriction of the dynamics to only one spatial dimension permits us to neglect the magnetic field and therefore any effects due to retardation are absent. Here the unwanted self-repulsion can be removed by separating the total electric field into two portions, each of which is generated by only one particle and is evolved independently of the other. For example, the Maxwell equation for the electronic field has only the electronic charge density as a source term and only this field is coupled to the positron in the two-particle Dirac equation.
Magnetic monopoles, electric neutrality and the static Maxwell-Dirac equations
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We study the full Maxwell-Dirac equations: Dirac field with minimally coupled electromagnetic field and Maxwell field with Dirac current as source. Our particular interest is the static case in which the Dirac current is purely time-like - the 'electron' is at rest in some Lorentz frame. In this case we prove two theorems under rather general assumptions. Firstly, that if the system is also stationary (time independent in some gauge) and isolated (in the sense that the fields belong to a suitable weighted Sobolev space), then the system as a whole must have vanishing total charge, i.e. it must be electrically neutral. In fact, the theorem only requires that the system be asymptotically stationary and static. Secondly, we show, in the axially symmetric case, that if there are external Coulomb fields then these must necessarily be magnetically charged - all Coulomb external sources are electrically charged magnetic monopoles. (author)
Relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell modelling using finite volumes and adaptive mesh refinement
Wettervik, Benjamin Svedung; Siminos, Evangelos; Fülöp, Tünde
2016-01-01
The dynamics of collisionless plasmas can be modelled by the Vlasov-Maxwell system of equations. An Eulerian approach is needed to accurately describe processes that are governed by high energy tails in the distribution function, but is of limited efficiency for high dimensional problems. The use of an adaptive mesh can reduce the scaling of the computational cost with the dimension of the problem. Here, we present a relativistic Eulerian Vlasov-Maxwell solver with block-structured adaptive mesh refinement in one spatial and one momentum dimension. The discretization of the Vlasov equation is based on a high-order finite volume method. A flux corrected transport algorithm is applied to limit spurious oscillations and ensure the physical character of the distribution function. We demonstrate a speed-up by a factor of five, because of the use of an adaptive mesh, in a typical scenario involving laser-plasma interaction in the self-induced transparency regime.
A Comparison of Fick and Maxwell-Stefan Diffusion Formulations in PEMFC Cathode Gas Diffusion Layers
Lindstrom, Michael
2013-01-01
This paper explores the mathematical formulations of Fick and Maxwell-Stefan diffusion in the context of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell cathode gas diffusion layers. Formulations of diffusion combined with mass-averaged Darcy flow are considered for three component gases. Fick formulations can be considered as approximations of Maxwell-Stefan in a certain sense. For this application, the formulations can be compared computationally in a simple, one dimensional setting. We observe that the predictions of the formulations are very similar, despite their seemingly different structure. Analytic insight is given to the result. In addition, it is seen that for both formulations, diffusion laws are small perturbations from bulk flow. The work is also intended as a reference to multi-component gas diffusion formulations in the fuel cell setting.
Unified Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills-Einstein Supergravity Theories in Five Dimensions
Günaydin, M
2003-01-01
Unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity theories (MESGTs) are supergravity theories in which all the vector fields, including the graviphoton, transform in an irreducible representation of a simple global symmetry group of the Lagrangian. As was established long time ago, in five dimensions there exist only four unified Maxwell-Einstein supergravity theories whose target manifolds are symmetric spaces. These theories are defined by the four simple Euclidean Jordan algebras of degree three. In this paper, we show that, in addition to these four unified MESGTs with symmetric target spaces, there exist three infinite families of unified MESGTs as well as another exceptional one. These novel unified MESGTs are defined by non-compact (Minkowskian) Jordan algebras, and their target spaces are in general neither symmetric nor homogeneous. The members of one of these three infinite families can be gauged in such a way as to obtain an infinite family of unified N=2 Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravity theories, in which...
Anti-de-Sitter regular electric multipoles: towards Einstein-Maxwell-AdS solitons
Herdeiro, Carlos
2015-01-01
We discuss electrostatics in Anti-de-Sitter ($AdS$) spacetime, in global coordinates. We observe that the multipolar expansion has two crucial differences to that in Minkowski spacetime. First, there are everywhere regular solutions, with finite energy, for every multipole moment except for the monopole. Second, all multipole moments decay with the same inverse power of the areal radius, $1/r$, as spatial infinity is approached. The first observation suggests there may be regular, self-gravitating, Einstein-Maxwell solitons in $AdS$ spacetime. The second observation, renders a Lichnerowicz-type no-soliton theorem inapplicable. Consequently, we suggest Einstein-Maxwell solitons exist in $AdS$, and we support this claim by computing the first order metric perturbations sourced by test electric field multipoles, which are obtained analytically in closed form.
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Nungesser, Ernesto; Rendall, Alan D [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut, Am Muehlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)
2009-05-21
A proof of strong cosmic censorship is presented for a class of solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations, those with polarized Gowdy symmetry. A key element of the argument is the observation that by means of a suitable choice of variables the central equations in this problem can be written in a form where they are identical to the central equations for general (i.e. non-polarized) vacuum Gowdy spacetimes. Using this, it is seen that the deep results of Ringstroem on strong cosmic censorship in the vacuum case have implications for the Einstein-Maxwell case. Working out the geometrical meaning of these analytical results leads to the main conclusion.
AdS/CFT superconductors with Power Maxwell electrodynamics: Reminiscent of the Meissner effect
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Based on an analytic scheme and neglecting the back reaction effect several crucial properties of holographic s-wave superconductors have been investigated in the presence of an external magnetic field in the background of a D-dimensional Schwarzschild AdS space–time. Inspired by low energy limit of heterotic string theory, in the present Letter we replace the conventional Maxwell action by a Power Maxwell action. Immersing the holographic superconductors in an external static magnetic field the spatially dependent condensate solutions have been obtained analytically. Interestingly enough it is observed that condensation can form only below a certain critical field strength (Bc). Finally, and most importantly it is observed that the value of this critical field strength increases as the mass of the scalar particles gets higher, which indicates the onset of a harder condensation.
Maxwell equations in Duffin - Kemmer tetrad form, spherical waves in Riemann space S_3
Bogush, A A; Red'kov, V M
2009-01-01
The Duffin-Kemmer form of massless vector field (Maxwell field) is extended to the case of arbitrary pseudo-Riemannian space-time in accordance with the tetrad recipe of Tetrode-Weyl-Fock-Ivanenko. In this approach, the Maxwell equations are solved exactly on the background of simplest static cosmological model, space of constant curvature of Riemann parameterized by spherical coordinates. Separation of variables is realized in the basis of Schr\\"odinger- Pauli type, description of angular dependence in electromagnetic filed functions is given in terms of Wigner D-functions. A discrete frequency spectrum for electromagnetic modes depending on the curvature radius of space and three discrete parameters is found. 4-potentials for spherical electro- magnetic waves of magnetic and electric type have been constructed.
Tokarevskaya, N G; Red'kov, V M
2009-01-01
Complex formalism of Riemann - Silberstein - Majorana - Oppenheimer in Maxwell electrodynamics is extended to the case of arbitrary pseudo-Riemannian space - time in accordance with the tetrad recipe of Tetrode - Weyl - Fock - Ivanenko. In this approach, the Maxwell equations are solved exactly on the background of simplest static cosmological models, spaces of constant curvature of Riemann and Lobachevsky parameterized by spherical coordinates. Separation of variables is realized in the basis of Schr\\"odinger -- Pauli type, description of angular dependence in electromagnetic complex 3-vectors is given in terms of Wigner D-functions. In the case of compact Riemann model a discrete frequency spectrum for electromagnetic modes depending on the curvature radius of space and three discrete parameters is found. In the case of hyperbolic Lobachevsky model no discrete spectrum for frequencies of electromagnetic modes arises.
3D FEM-BEM-coupling method to solve magnetostatic Maxwell equations
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Bruckner, Florian, E-mail: florian.bruckner@tuwien.ac.at [Vienna University of Technology, Inst. Solid State Physics (Austria); Vogler, Christoph [Vienna University of Technology, Inst. Solid State Physics (Austria); Feischl, Michael; Praetorius, Dirk [Vienna University of Technology, Inst. Analysis and Scientific Computing (Austria); Bergmair, Bernhard; Huber, Thomas; Fuger, Markus; Suess, Dieter [Vienna University of Technology, Inst. Solid State Physics (Austria)
2012-05-15
3D magnetostatic Maxwell equations are solved using the direct Johnson-Nedelec FEM-BEM coupling method and a reduced scalar potential approach. The occurring BEM matrices are calculated analytically and approximated by H-matrices using the ACA+ algorithm. In addition a proper preconditioning method is suggested that allows to solve large-scale problems using iterative solvers. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Solve magnetostatic Maxwell equations in 3D. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Use FEM-BEM coupling to solve to open-boundary problem. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No mesh outside the magnetic region needed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Use H-matrix compression to allow large scale simulations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Introduced preconditioner to improve solver convergence.
On solution of Maxwell's equations in axisymmetric domains with edges. Part I: Theoretical aspects
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In this paper we present the basic mathematical tools for treating boundary value problems for the Maxwell's equations in three-dimensional axisymmetric domains with reentrant edges by means of partial Fourier analysis. We consider the decomposition of the classical and regularized time-harmonic three-dimensional Maxwell's equations into variational equations in the plane meridian domain of the axisymmetric domain and define suitable weighted Sobolev spaces for their treatment. The trace properties of these spaces on the rotational axis and some properties of the solutions are proved, which are important for further numerical treatment, e.g. by the finite-element method. Particularly, a priori estimates of the solutions of the reduced system are given and the asymptotic behavior of these solutions near reentrant corners of the meridian domain is explicitly described by suitable singular functions. (author)
Maxwell's fish-eye lens and the mirage of perfect imaging
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Recent claims that Maxwell's fish-eye is a perfect lens, capable of providing images with deep subwavelength resolution, are examined. We show that the imaging properties of a dispersionless fish-eye are very similar to those of an ideal spherical cavity. Using this correspondence, we prove that the correct solution to Maxwell equations in the fish-eye gives image sizes that are consistent with the standard diffraction limit. Perfect focusing is an optical illusion that results from placing a time-reversed source at the position of the geometrical image which, when combined with the field due to the primary (object) source, mimics the behavior of a perfect drain. Issues of causality are briefly discussed. We also demonstrate that passive outlets are not a good alternative to time-reversed sources for broadband drain-like behavior and that, even if they were, they could not do a better job than conventional optical systems at providing high resolution
A new type of massive spin-one boson: And its relation with Maxwell equations
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First, the author showed that in the (1, 0) circle-plus (0, 1) representation space there exist not one but two theories for charged particles. In the Weinberg construct, the boson and its antiboson carry same relative intrinsic parity, whereas in the author's construct the relative intrinsic parities of the boson and its antiboson are opposite. These results originate from the commutativity of the operations of Charge conjugation and Parity in Weinberg's theory, and from the anti-commutativity of the operations of Charge conjugation and Parity in the author's theory. The author thus claims that he has constructed a first non-trivial quantum theory of fields for the Wigner-type particles. Second, the massless limit of both theories seems formally identical and suggests a fundamental modification of Maxwell equations. At its simplest level, the modification to Maxwell equations enters via additional boundary condition(s)
On the hyperbolicity of Maxwell's equations with a local constitutive law
Perlick, Volker
2010-01-01
Maxwell's equations are considered in metric-free form, with a local but otherwise arbitrary constitutive law. After splitting Maxwell's equations into evolution equations and constraints, we derive the characteristic equation and we discuss its properties in detail. We present several results that are relevant for the question of whether the evolution equations are hyperbolic, strongly hyperbolic or symmmetric hyperbolic. In particular, we give a convenient characterisation of all constitutive laws for which the evolution equations are symmetric hyperbolic. The latter property is sufficient, but not necessary, for well-posedness of the initial-value problem. By way of example, we illustrate our results with the constitutive laws of biisotropic media and of Born-Infeld theory.
Maxwell's theory on a post-Riemannian spacetime and the equivalence principle
Puntigam, R A; Hehl, F W; Puntigam, Roland A.; Hehl, Friedrich W.
1996-01-01
The form of Maxwell's theory is well known in the framework of general relativity, a fact that is related to the applicability of the principle of equivalence to electromagnetic phenomena. We pose the question whether this form changes if torsion and/or nonmetricity fields are allowed for in spacetime. Starting from the conservation laws of electric charge and magnetic flux, we recognize that the Maxwell equations themselves remain the same, but the constitutive law must depend on the metric and, additionally, may depend on quantities related to torsion and/or nonmetricity. We illustrate our results by putting an electric charge on top of a spherically symmetric exact solution of metric-affine gravity (comprising torsion and nonmetricity). All this is compared to the recent results of Vandyck.
Superconvergence of mixed finite element approximations to 3-D Maxwell's equations in metamaterials
Huang, Yunqing
2011-09-01
Numerical simulation of metamaterials has attracted more and more attention since 2000, after the first metamaterial with negative refraction index was successfully constructed. In this paper we construct a fully-discrete leap-frog type finite element scheme to solve the three-dimensional time-dependent Maxwell\\'s equations when metamaterials are involved. First, we obtain some superclose results between the interpolations of the analytical solutions and finite element solutions obtained using arbitrary orders of Raviart-Thomas-Nédélec mixed spaces on regular cubic meshes. Then we prove the superconvergence result in the discrete l2 norm achieved for the lowest-order Raviart-Thomas-Nédélec space. To our best knowledge, such superconvergence results have never been obtained elsewhere. Finally, we implement the leap-frog scheme and present numerical results justifying our theoretical analysis. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Ampère–Maxwell law for a conducting wire: a topological perspective
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The integral form of Ampère–Maxwell's law for an arbitrarily-shaped wire is recast from a topological perspective, eliminating the need to use conduction current and displacement current terms to determine the magnetic field circulation around an arbitrarily-shaped loop. A generalized flux of the electric field is defined, enabling Ampère–Maxwell's law for magnetic field circulation to be written in a form which parallels that in the absence of conduction current. It is hoped that this work has educational interest since it provides an example of how topology can simplify the formulation of physical laws. The ideas presented herein are primarily intended for undergraduate students of electromagnetism, but may also be of interest to graduate students and teachers. (paper)
Classical solutions in a Lorentz-violating Maxwell-Chern-Simons electrodynamics
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We take as starting point the planar model arising from the dimensional reduction of the Maxwell Electrodynamics with the (Lorentz-violating) Carrol-Field-Jackiw term. We then write and study the extended Maxwell equations and the corresponding wave equations for the potentials. The solution to these equations show some interesting deviations from the usual MCS Electrodynamics, with background-dependent correction terms. In the case of a time-like background, the correction terms dominate over the MCS sector in the region far from the origin, and establish the behaviour of a massless Electrodynamics ( in the electric sector). In the space-like case, the solutions indicate the clear manifestation of spatial anisotropy, which is consistent with the existence of a privileged direction is space. (author)
Hybrid resonance and long-time asymptotic of the solution to Maxwell's equations
Després, Bruno
2015-01-01
We study the long-time asymptotic of the solutions to Maxwell's equation in the case of a hybrid resonance in the cold plasma model. We base our analysis in the transfer to the time domain of the recent results of B. Despr\\'es, L.M. Imbert-G\\'erard and R. Weder, J. Math. Pures Appl. {\\bf 101} ( 2014) 623-659, where the singular solutions to Maxwell's equations in the frequency domain where constructed by means of a limiting absorption principle and a formula for the heating of the plasma in the limit of vanishing collision frequency was obtained. Currently there is considerable interest in these problems because hybrid resonances are a possible scenario for the heating of plasmas in the future ITER Tokamak.
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Zhao, Guangpu [School of Mathematical Science, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010021 (China); Jian, Yongjun, E-mail: jianyj@imu.edu.cn [School of Mathematical Science, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010021 (China); Chang, Long [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010051 (China); Buren, Mandula [School of Mathematical Science, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010021 (China)
2015-08-01
By using the method of separation of variables, an analytical solution for the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of the generalized Maxwell fluids under AC electric field through a two-dimensional rectangular micropump is reduced. By the numerical computation, the variations of velocity profiles with the electrical oscillating Reynolds number Re, the Hartmann number Ha, the dimensionless relaxation time De are studied graphically. Further, the comparison with available experimental data and relevant researches is presented. - Highlights: • MHD flow of the generalized Maxwell fluids under AC electric field is analyzed. • The MHD flow is confined to a two-dimensional rectangular micropump. • Analytical solution is obtained by using the method of separation of variables. • The influences of related parameters on the MHD velocity are discussed.
The Mean-Field Limit for a Regularized Vlasov-Maxwell Dynamics
Golse, François
2011-01-01
The present work establishes the mean-field limit of a N-particle system towards a regularized variant of the relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system, following the work of Braun-Hepp [Comm. in Math. Phys. 56 (1977), 101-113] and Dobrushin [Func. Anal. Appl. 13 (1979), 115-123] for the Vlasov-Poisson system. The main ingredients in the analysis of this system are (a) a kinetic formulation of the Maxwell equations in terms of a distribution of electromagnetic potential in the momentum variable, (b) a regularization procedure for which an analogue of the total energy - i.e. the kinetic energy of the particles plus the energy of the electromagnetic field - is conserved and (c) an analogue of Dobrushin's stability estimate for the Monge-Kantorovich-Rubinstein distance between two solutions of the regularized Vlasov-Poisson dynamics adapted to retarded potentials.
Classical Solutions in a Lorentz-violating Maxwell-Chern-Simons Electrodynamics
Belich, H; Orlando, M T D
2003-01-01
We take as starting point the planar model arising from the dimensional reduction of the Maxwell Electrodynamics with the (Lorentz-violating) Carroll-Field-Jackiw term. We then write and study the extended Maxwell equations and the corresponding wave equations for the potentials. The solution to these equations show some interesting deviations from the usual MCS Electrodynamics, with background-dependent correction terms. In the case of a time-like background, the correction terms dominate over the MCS sector in the region far from the origin, and establish the behaviour of a massless Electrodynamics (in the electric sector). In the space-like case, the solutions indicate the clear manifestation of spatial anisotropy, which is consistent with the existence of a privileged direction is space.
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By using the method of separation of variables, an analytical solution for the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of the generalized Maxwell fluids under AC electric field through a two-dimensional rectangular micropump is reduced. By the numerical computation, the variations of velocity profiles with the electrical oscillating Reynolds number Re, the Hartmann number Ha, the dimensionless relaxation time De are studied graphically. Further, the comparison with available experimental data and relevant researches is presented. - Highlights: • MHD flow of the generalized Maxwell fluids under AC electric field is analyzed. • The MHD flow is confined to a two-dimensional rectangular micropump. • Analytical solution is obtained by using the method of separation of variables. • The influences of related parameters on the MHD velocity are discussed
Maxwell's equal-area law for Gauss-Bonnet Anti-de Sitter black holes
Belhaj, A; Moumni, H El; Masmar, K; Sedra, M B
2014-01-01
Interpreting the cosmological constant \\Lambda as a thermodynamic pressure and its conjugate quantity as a thermodynamic volume, we study the Maxwell's equal area law of higher dimensional Gauss-Bonnet-AdS black holes in extended space. These black hole solutions critically behave like Van der Waals systems. It has been realized that below the critical temperature T_c the stable equilibrium is violated. We show through numerical calculations that the critical behaviors for the uncharged black holes only appear in d=5. For the charged case, we analyse solutions in d = 5 and d = 6 separately and find that, up to some constrains, the critical behaviors only appear in the spherical topology. Using the Maxwell's construction, we also find the isobar line for which the liquid-gas-like phases coexist.
The quantum theory of the free maxwell field on the de sitter expanding universe
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The theory of the free Maxwell field in two moving frames on the de Sitter spacetime is investigated pointing out that the conserved momentum and energy operators do not commute to each other. This leads us to consider new plane waves solutions of the Maxwell equation which are eigenfunctions of the energy operator. Such particular solutions complete the theory in which only the solutions of given momentum were considered so far. The energy eigenfunctions can be obtained thanks to our new time-evolution picture proposed previously for the scalar and Dirac fields. Considering both these types of modes, it is shown that the second quantization of the free electromagnetic potential in the Coulomb gauge can be done in a canonical manner as in special relativity. The principal conserved one-particle operators associated to Killing vectors are derived, concentrating on the energy, momentum and total angular momentum operators. (author)
3D FEM–BEM-coupling method to solve magnetostatic Maxwell equations
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3D magnetostatic Maxwell equations are solved using the direct Johnson–Nédélec FEM–BEM coupling method and a reduced scalar potential approach. The occurring BEM matrices are calculated analytically and approximated by H-matrices using the ACA+ algorithm. In addition a proper preconditioning method is suggested that allows to solve large-scale problems using iterative solvers. - Highlights: ► Solve magnetostatic Maxwell equations in 3D. ► Use FEM–BEM coupling to solve to open-boundary problem. ► No mesh outside the magnetic region needed. ► Use H-matrix compression to allow large scale simulations. ► Introduced preconditioner to improve solver convergence.
A 3+1 formalism for quantum electrodynamical corrections to Maxwell equations in general relativity
Pétri, J
2015-01-01
Magnetized neutron stars constitute a special class of compact objects harbouring gravitational fields that deviate strongly from the Newtonian weak field limit. Moreover strong electromagnetic fields anchored into the star give rise to non-linear corrections to Maxwell equations described by quantum electrodynamics (QED). Electromagnetic fields close to or above the critical value of $\\BQ=4.4\\times10^9$~T are probably present in some pulsars and for most of the magnetars. To account properly for emission emanating from the neutron star surface like for instance thermal radiation and its polarization properties, it is important to include general relativistic (GR) effects simultaneously with non-linear electrodynamics. This can be achieved through a 3+1 formalism known in general relativity and that incorporates QED perturbations to Maxwell equations. Starting from the lowest order corrections to the Lagrangian for the electromagnetic field, as given for instance by Born-Infeld or Euler-Heisenberg theory, we ...
Maxwell's macroscopic equations, the energy-momentum postulates, and the Lorentz law of force
Mansuripur, Masud
2013-01-01
We argue that the classical theory of electromagnetism is based on Maxwell's macroscopic equations, an energy postulate, a momentum postulate, and a generalized form of the Lorentz law of force. These seven postulates constitute the foundation of a complete and consistent theory, thus eliminating the need for actual (i.e., physical) models of polarization P and magnetization M, these being the distinguishing features of Maxwell's macroscopic equations. In the proposed formulation, P(r,t) and M(r,t) are arbitrary functions of space and time, their physical properties being embedded in the seven postulates of the theory. The postulates are self-consistent, comply with the requirements of the special theory of relativity, and satisfy the laws of conservation of energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum. One advantage of the proposed formulation is that it side-steps the long-standing Abraham-Minkowski controversy surrounding the electromagnetic momentum inside a material medium by simply "assigning" the Abra...
Maxwell Theory on a Compact Manifold as a Topologically Ordered System
Zhitnitsky, Ariel R
2013-01-01
We study novel type of contributions to the entropy of the Maxwell system defined on a compact manifold such as torus. These new terms are not related to the physical propagating photons. Rather, these novel contributions emerge as a result of tunnelling events when transitions occur between topologically different but physical identical vacuum winding states. We compute two new (topologically protected) types of contributions to the entropy in this system resulting from this dynamics. First contribution has a negative sign, expressed in terms of the magnetic susceptibility, and it is similar in spirit to topological entanglement entropy discussed in condensed matter systems. The second contribution with a positive sign results from the emergent degeneracy which occurs when the system is placed into a background of external magnetic field. This degeneracy resembles a similar effect which occurs at \\theta=\\pi in topological insulators. Based on these computations we claim that the Maxwell system defined on 4 t...
Lifting particle coordinate changes of magnetic moment type to Vlasov-Maxwell Hamiltonian dynamics
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Techniques for coordinate changes that depend on both dependent and independent variables are developed and applied to the Maxwell-Vlasov Hamiltonian theory. Particle coordinate changes with a new velocity variable dependent on the magnetic field, with spatial coordinates unchanged, are lifted to the field theoretic level, by transforming the noncanonical Poisson bracket and Hamiltonian structure of the Vlasov-Maxwell dynamics. Several examples are given including magnetic coordinates, where the velocity is decomposed into components parallel and perpendicular to the local magnetic field, and the case of spherical velocity coordinates. An example of the lifting procedure is performed to obtain a simplified version of gyrokinetics, where the magnetic moment is used as a coordinate and the dynamics is reduced by elimination of the electric field energy in the Hamiltonian.
Solution of time-domain Maxwell equation with PML by using modified Laguerre polynomials
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LI LianLin; LI Fang
2008-01-01
In this work, a stable numerical algorithm proposed by Chung et al. for the time-domain Maxwell equations is generalized. The time-domain Maxwell equations are solved by expressing the transient behaviors in terms of the modified Laguerre polynomials, and then the original equations of the initial value and boundary value can be transformed into a series of problems independent of the time variable. In this case the method of finite difference (FD), the finite element method (FEM), the method of moment (MoM), etc. or the combination of these methods can be used to solve the problems. Finally, a numerical model is provided for the scattering prob-lem with perfect matched layer (PML) by using FD. The comparison between the results of the proposed method and FDTD is presented to verify the proposed new method.
Effects of Backreaction on Power-Maxwell Holographic Superconductors in Gauss-Bonnet Gravity
Salahi, Hamid Reza; Montakhab, Afshin
2016-01-01
We analytically and numerically investigate the properties of s-wave holographic superconductors by considering the effects of scalar and gauge fields on the background geometry in five dimensional Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity. We assume the gauge field to be in the form of the Power-Maxwell nonlinear electrodynamics. We employ the Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problem for analytical calculation of the critical temperature and the shooting method for the numerical investigation. Our numerical and analytical results indicate that higher curvature corrections affect condensation of the holographic superconductors with backreaction. We observe that the backreaction can decrease the critical temperature of the holographic superconductors, while the Power-Maxwell electrodynamics and Gauss-Bonnet coefficient term may increase the critical temperature of the holographic superconductors. We find that the critical exponent has the mean-field value $\\beta=1/2$, regardless of the values of Gauss-Bonnet coefficient, backre...
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A proof of strong cosmic censorship is presented for a class of solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations, those with polarized Gowdy symmetry. A key element of the argument is the observation that by means of a suitable choice of variables the central equations in this problem can be written in a form where they are identical to the central equations for general (i.e. non-polarized) vacuum Gowdy spacetimes. Using this, it is seen that the deep results of Ringstroem on strong cosmic censorship in the vacuum case have implications for the Einstein-Maxwell case. Working out the geometrical meaning of these analytical results leads to the main conclusion.
Entanglement entropy for a Maxwell field: Numerical calculation on a two dimensional lattice
Casini, Horacio
2014-01-01
We study entanglement entropy (EE) for a Maxwell field in 2+1 dimensions. We do numerical calculations in two dimensional lattices. This gives a concrete example of the general results of our recent work on entropy for lattice gauge fields using an algebraic approach. To evaluate the entropies we extend the standard calculation methods for the entropy of Gaussian states in canonical commutation algebras to the more general case of algebras with center and arbitrary numerical commutators. We find that while the entropy depends on the details of the algebra choice, mutual information has a well defined continuum limit. We study several universal terms for the entropy of the Maxwell field and compare with the case of a massless scalar field. We find some interesting new phenomena: An "evanescent" logarithmically divergent term in the entropy with topological coefficient which does not have any correspondence with ultraviolet entanglement in the universal quantities, and a non standard way in which strong subaddi...
Wang, Mengjie; Herdeiro, Carlos
2015-01-01
Scalar and gravitational perturbations on Kerr-anti-de Sitter (Kerr-AdS) black holes have been addressed in the literature and have been shown to exhibit a rich phenomenology. In this paper we complete the analysis of bosonic fields on this background by studying Maxwell perturbations, focusing on superradiant instabilities and vector clouds. For this purpose, we solve the Teukolsky equations numerically, imposing the boundary conditions we have proposed in\\cite{Wang:2015goa} for the radial T...
Geometric Integration Of The Valsov-Maxwell System With A Variational Particle-in-cell Scheme
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A fully variational, unstructured, electromagnetic particle-in-cell integrator is developed for integration of the Vlasov-Maxwell equations. Using the formalism of Discrete Exterior Calculus [1], the field solver, interpolation scheme and particle advance algorithm are derived through minimization of a single discrete field theory action. As a consequence of ensuring that the action is invariant under discrete electromagnetic gauge transformations, the integrator exactly conserves Gauss's law.
Electrical Maxwell Demon and Szilard Engine Utilizing Johnson Noise, Measurement, Logic and Control
Kish, Laszlo Bela; Granqvist, Claes-Göran
2012-01-01
We introduce a purely electrical version of Maxwell's demon which does not involve mechanically moving parts such as trapdoors, etc. It consists of a capacitor, resistors, amplifiers, logic circuitry and electronically controlled switches and uses thermal noise in resistors (Johnson noise) to pump heat. The only types of energy of importance in this demon are electrical energy and heat. We also demonstrate an entirely electrical version of Szilard's engine, i.e., an information-controlled dev...
Generalized thermodynamic identity and new Maxwell's law for charged AdS black hole
Zhao, Zixu
2016-01-01
We study the thermodynamic properties of the RN-AdS black hole in full phase space and propose a generalized thermodynamic identity. As an example, we use it to find relations of thermodynamical coefficients between the grand canonical and canonical ensembles. We also show, for the first order phase transition, that the usual Maxwell's equal area law should be extended to a new form for the RN-AdS black hole.
Unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills-Einstein Supergravity Theories in Four Dimensions
M Gunaydin; McReynolds, S.; Zagermann, M.
2005-01-01
We study unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity theories (MESGTs) and unified Yang-Mills Einstein supergravity theories (YMESGTs) in four dimensions. As their defining property, these theories admit the action of a global or local symmetry group that is (i) simple, and (ii) acts irreducibly on all the vector fields of the theory, including the ``graviphoton''. Restricting ourselves to the theories that originate from five dimensions via dimensional reduction, we find that the generic Jorda...
Albert Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: a rare mastery of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory
Weinstein, Galina
2012-01-01
Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: he skipped classes, did not attend all the lectures of his Professors, and before going to the examinations he studied instead from the notebooks of his good friend from class, Marcel Grossmann. Einstein the free-thinker did not respect the two major professors in the Polytechnic - Heinrich Friedrich Weber and Jean Pernet - who eventually turned on him. He felt that his beloved science had lost its appeal because Weber's lectures did not include Maxwell's...
Lie symmetries and conservation laws for the one-dimensional Schroedinger-Maxwell system
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This work considers the Schroedinger-Maxwell system which is frequently used to describe the one-dimensional expansion of a quantum electron gas. The Lie symmetry group of the system is determined. A variational formulation for the dynamical equations is also proposed and Noether's theorem is applied to generate the conservation laws associated with the symmetries that preserve the action functional. (author). 12 refs
Simultaneous exact controllability for Maxwell equations and for a second-order hyperbolic system
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Boris V. Kapitonov
2010-02-01
Full Text Available We present a result on "simultaneous" exact controllability for two models that describe two hyperbolic dynamics. One is the system of Maxwell equations and the other a vector-wave equation with a pressure term. We obtain the main result using modified multipliers in order to generate a necessary observability estimate which allow us to use the Hilbert Uniqueness Method (HUM introduced by Lions.
Charged, Rotating Black Objects in Einstein–Maxwell-Dilaton Theory in D ≥ 5
Burkhard Kleihaus; Jutta Kunz; Eugen Radu
2016-01-01
We show that the general framework proposed by Kleihaus et al. (2015) for the study of asymptotically flat vacuum black objects with k + 1 equal magnitude angular momenta in D ≥ 5 spacetime dimensions (with 0 ≤ k ≤ D - 5 2 ) can be extended to the case of Einstein–Maxwell-dilaton (EMd) theory. This framework can describe black holes with spherical horizon topology, the simplest solutions corresponding to a class of electrically charged (dilatonic) Myers–Perry blac...
Maxwell problem about thermal sliding of rarefied gas along plate plane
Latyshev, A V; Korneeva, E E
2016-01-01
One of classical boundary problems of the kinetic theory (a problem about thermal sliding) of the rarefied gas along a flat firm surface is considered. Kinetic Boltzmann equation with model integral of collisions BGK (Bhatnagar, Gross, Krook) is used. As boundary conditions the boundary Maxwell conditions (mirror-diffuse) are used. The generalized method of a source is applied to the problem decision. Comparison with earlier received results is spent.
Periodic Solutions of the 1D Vlasov-Maxwell System with Boundary Conditions
Bostan, Mihai
1998-01-01
We study the 1D Vlasov-Maxwell system with time periodic boundary conditions in its classical and relativistic form. For small data we prove existence of weak periodic solutions. It is necessary to impose non vanishing conditions for the incoming velocities in order to control the life-time of particles in the domain. In order to preserve the periodicity, another condition of vanishing the time average of the incoming current is imposed.
A Finite-Element Method for Maxwell System Preserving Gauss Laws and Energy
Lala, Stéphanie; De Labourdonnaye, Armel
1998-01-01
We present a finite-element method for simulating the time domain Maxwell system in 3 dimensions for unstructured meshes. The geometrical approach of the equations of electromagnetism leads to consider the fields as exterior differential forms tied together by the operator of differentiation by Hodge operator. The spatial discretization uses mixed finite-elements, and the temporal one uses a leap-frog scheme. For this method we show the following properties : - it exactly preserves the Gauss ...
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Based on the Lorentz force law given directly in terms of the scalar and the vector potentials, electric and magnetic fields are defined explicitly in terms of the potentials. These are in turn defined explicitly in terms of charge and current densities, respectively. The divergence and the curl relations of the two fields thus defined are just Maxwell's equations. The explicitness of the formulae provides a clearer way to understand the physical meanings of electric and magnetic fields. (author)
Exact Solution of Unsteady Flow of Viscoelastic Fluid in a Pipe with Fractional Maxwell Model
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2007-01-01
The unsteady flow of viscoelastic fluid in a cylindrical pipe was investigated using the fractional Maxwell model. Two special cases of unsteady pipe flow were expressed. The first is start-up flow, and the second is oscillating flow. The exact solution of start-up flow under a constant pressure gradient was obtained by using the theories of Laplace transform and Fourier-Bessel series for fractional derivatives. The exact solution of oscillating flow was obtained by utilizing the separation of variables.
Non-minimal Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory and the composite Fermion model
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Paschoal, Ricardo C. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Servico Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia da Industria Quimica e Textil (CETIQT); Helayel Neto, Jose A. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Grupo de Fisica Teorica Jose Leite Lopes, Petropolis, RJ (Brazil); E-mails: paschoal@cbpf.br; helayel@cbpf.br
2003-01-01
The magnetic field redefinition in Jain's composite fermion model for the fractional quantum Hall effect is shown to be effective described by a mean-field approximation of a model containing a Maxwell-Chern-Simons gauge field nominally coupled to matter. Also an explicit non-relativistic limit of the non-minimal (2+1) D Dirac's equation is derived. (author)
RADIATION BOUNDARY CONDITIONS FOR MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS: A REVIEW OF ACCURATE TIME-DOMAIN FORMULATIONS
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Thomas Hagstrom; Stephen Lau
2007-01-01
We review time-domain formulations of radiation boundary conditions for Maxwell's equations, focusing on methods which can deliver arbitrary accuracy at acceptable computational cost. Examples include fast evaluations of nonlocal conditions on symmetric and general boundaries, methods based on identifying and evaluating equivalent sources, and local approximations such as the perfectly matched layer and sequences of local boundary conditions. Complexity estimates are derived to assess work and storage requirements as a function of wavelength and simulation time.
Non-Newtonian effects in the peristaltic flow of a Maxwell fluid
Tsiklauri, D.; Beresnev, I.
2001-01-01
We analyzed the effect of viscoelasticity on the dynamics of fluids in porous media by studying the flow of a Maxwell fluid in a circular tube, in which the flow is induced by a wave traveling on the tube wall. The present study investigates novelties brought about into the classic peristaltic mechanism by inclusion of non-Newtonian effects that are important, for example, for hydrocarbons. This problem has numerous applications in various branches of science, including stimulation of fluid f...
Ivana, Pavol; Vlcek, Ivan; Ivanova, Marika
2016-01-01
Maxwell dynamic equation of Faraday law erroneously predicts that on homopolar without brush generator, the relative movement of the wire is equivalent with relative motion of the conductor of Faraday homopolar generator and therefore electric intensity must be generated at both devices. Research has shown that it is possible to construct experimental without brush homopolar generator, which proves that movement of electrically neutral conductor in radials of homogeneous magnetic field does n...
Hawking radiation of asymptotically non-flat dyonic black holes in Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton gravity
Slavov, Peter I.; Yazadjiev, Stoytcho S.
2012-01-01
In the present paper we investigate the Hawking radiation of asymptotically non-flat dyonic black holes in 4D Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton gravity in semi-classical approximation. We show that the problem allows an exact analytical treatment and we compute exactly the semi-classical radiation spectrum of both non-extremal and extremal black holes under consideration. In the high frequency regime we find that the Hawking temperature does not agree with the surface gravity when the magnetic charge ...
An inquiry-based approach to Maxwell distribution: a case study with engineering students
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The concept of distribution is a fundamental component of statistical thinking. This paper describes a teaching approach for it that uses a specific activity related to the field of statistical mechanics. The concept of the velocity distribution of a particle system is dealt with using an inquiry-based approach involving an experimental examination of Maxwell's distribution. Some outcomes of a teaching experiment held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Palermo, Italy are described. (paper)
Future complete S1 symmetric solutions of the Einstein Maxwell Higgs system
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In previous works we have obtained a proof of the non linear stability (i.e. future completeness for small initial data) of Einsteinian vacuum spacetimes with compact space sections and a S1 spatial isometry group, in the case where the space is an S1 bundle over a surface Σ of genus greater than one. We intend in this paper to extend this result to the Einstein Maxwell Higgs system