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  1. Grover, Dr Arun Kumar

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 1997 Section: Physics. Grover, Dr Arun Kumar Ph.D.(Mumbai), FNASc. Council Service: 2016-. Date of birth: 12 December 1951. Specialization: Magnetism & Superconductivity, Vortex State Studies in Superconductors, Strongly Correlated Systems Address: Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014 ...

  2. Efficient Grover search with Rydberg blockade


    Molmer, Klaus; Isenhower, Larry; Saffman, Mark


    We present efficient methods to implement the quantum computing Grover search algorithm using the Rydberg blockade interaction. We show that simple pi-pulse excitation sequences between ground and Rydberg excited states readily produce the key conditional phase shift and inversion-about-the mean unitary operations for the Grover search. Multi-qubit implementation schemes suitable for different properties of the atomic interactions are identifed and the error scaling of the protocols with syst...

  3. Could Grover's quantum algorithm help in searching an actual database?


    Zalka, Christof


    I investigate whether it would technologically and economically make sense to build database search engines based on Grover's quantum search algorithm. The answer is not fully conclusive but in my judgement rather negative.

  4. Quasiadiabatic Grover search via the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation (United States)

    Muthukrishnan, Siddharth; Lidar, Daniel A.


    In various applications one is interested in quantum dynamics at intermediate evolution times, for which the adiabatic approximation is inadequate. Here we develop a quasiadiabatic approximation based on the WKB method, designed to work for such intermediate evolution times. We apply it to the problem of a single qubit in a time-varying magnetic field, and to the Hamiltonian Grover search problem, and show that already at first order the quasiadiabatic WKB captures subtle features of the dynamics that are missed by the adiabatic approximation. However, we also find that the method is sensitive to the type of interpolation schedule used in the Grover problem and can give rise to nonsensical results for the wrong schedule. Conversely, it reproduces the quadratic Grover speedup when the well-known optimal schedule is used.

  5. Limit Theorems For the Grover Walk Without Memory


    Ampadu, Clement


    We consider the Grover walk as a 4-state quantum walk without memory in one dimension. The walker in our 4-state quantum walk moves to the left or right. We compute the stationary distribution of the walk, in addition, we obtain the weak limit theorem

  6. Complete 3-Qubit Grover search on a programmable quantum computer. (United States)

    Figgatt, C; Maslov, D; Landsman, K A; Linke, N M; Debnath, S; Monroe, C


    The Grover quantum search algorithm is a hallmark application of a quantum computer with a well-known speedup over classical searches of an unsorted database. Here, we report results for a complete three-qubit Grover search algorithm using the scalable quantum computing technology of trapped atomic ions, with better-than-classical performance. Two methods of state marking are used for the oracles: a phase-flip method employed by other experimental demonstrations, and a Boolean method requiring an ancilla qubit that is directly equivalent to the state marking scheme required to perform a classical search. We also report the deterministic implementation of a Toffoli-4 gate, which is used along with Toffoli-3 gates to construct the algorithms; these gates have process fidelities of 70.5% and 89.6%, respectively.

  7. Workflow of the Grover algorithm simulation incorporating CUDA and GPGPU (United States)

    Lu, Xiangwen; Yuan, Jiabin; Zhang, Weiwei


    The Grover quantum search algorithm, one of only a few representative quantum algorithms, can speed up many classical algorithms that use search heuristics. No true quantum computer has yet been developed. For the present, simulation is one effective means of verifying the search algorithm. In this work, we focus on the simulation workflow using a compute unified device architecture (CUDA). Two simulation workflow schemes are proposed. These schemes combine the characteristics of the Grover algorithm and the parallelism of general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU). We also analyzed the optimization of memory space and memory access from this perspective. We implemented four programs on CUDA to evaluate the performance of schemes and optimization. Through experimentation, we analyzed the organization of threads suited to Grover algorithm simulations, compared the storage costs of the four programs, and validated the effectiveness of optimization. Experimental results also showed that the distinguished program on CUDA outperformed the serial program of libquantum on a CPU with a speedup of up to 23 times (12 times on average), depending on the scale of the simulation.

  8. Comparison of Gini index and Tamura coefficient for holographic autofocusing based on the edge sparsity of the complex optical wavefront

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    Tamamitsu, Miu


    The Sparsity of the Gradient (SoG) is a robust autofocusing criterion for holography, where the gradient modulus of the complex refocused hologram is calculated, on which a sparsity metric is applied. Here, we compare two different choices of sparsity metrics used in SoG, specifically, the Gini index (GI) and the Tamura coefficient (TC), for holographic autofocusing on dense/connected or sparse samples. We provide a theoretical analysis predicting that for uniformly distributed image data, TC and GI exhibit similar behavior, while for naturally sparse images containing few high-valued signal entries and many low-valued noisy background pixels, TC is more sensitive to distribution changes in the signal and more resistive to background noise. These predictions are also confirmed by experimental results using SoG-based holographic autofocusing on dense and connected samples (such as stained breast tissue sections) as well as highly sparse samples (such as isolated Giardia lamblia cysts). Through these experiments, we found that ToG and GoG offer almost identical autofocusing performance on dense and connected samples, whereas for naturally sparse samples, GoG should be calculated on a relatively small region of interest (ROI) closely surrounding the object, while ToG offers more flexibility in choosing a larger ROI containing more background pixels.

  9. The Grover energy transfer algorithm for relativistic speeds

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    Garcia-Escartin, Juan Carlos; Chamorro-Posada, Pedro, E-mail: [Dpto. de TeorIa de la Senal y Comunicaciones e Ingenieria Telematica, Universidad de Valladolid, ETSI de Telecomunicacion, Campus Miguel Delibes, Paseo Belen 15, 47011 Valladolid (Spain)


    Grover's algorithm for quantum search can also be applied to classical energy transfer. The procedure takes a system in which the total energy is equally distributed among N subsystems and transfers most of it to one marked subsystem. We show that in a relativistic setting the efficiency of this procedure can be improved. We will consider the transfer of relativistic kinetic energy in a series of elastic collisions. In this case, the number of steps of the energy transfer procedure approaches 1 as the initial velocities of the objects become closer to the speed of light. This is a consequence of introducing nonlinearities in the procedure. However, the maximum attainable transfer will depend on the particular combination of speed and number of objects. In the procedure, we will use N elements, as in the classical non-relativistic case, instead of the log{sub 2}(N) states of the quantum algorithm.

  10. Quantum discord and entanglement in grover search algorithm

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    Ye Bin


    Full Text Available Imperfections and noise in realistic quantum computers may seriously affect the accuracy of quantum algorithms. In this article we explore the impact of static imperfections on quantum entanglement as well as non-entangled quantum correlations in Grover’s search algorithm. Using the metrics of concurrence and geometric quantum discord, we show that both the evolution of entanglement and quantum discord in Grover algorithm can be restrained with the increasing strength of static imperfections. For very weak imperfections, the quantum entanglement and discord exhibit periodic behavior, while the periodicity will most certainly be destroyed with stronger imperfections. Moreover, entanglement sudden death may occur when the strength of static imperfections is greater than a certain threshold.

  11. Global multipartite entanglement dynamics in Grover's search algorithm (United States)

    Pan, Minghua; Qiu, Daowen; Zheng, Shenggen


    Entanglement is considered to be one of the primary reasons for why quantum algorithms are more efficient than their classical counterparts for certain computational tasks. The global multipartite entanglement of the multiqubit states in Grover's search algorithm can be quantified using the geometric measure of entanglement (GME). Rossi et al. (Phys Rev A 87:022331, 2013) found that the entanglement dynamics is scale invariant for large n. Namely, the GME does not depend on the number n of qubits; rather, it only depends on the ratio of iteration k to the total iteration. In this paper, we discuss the optimization of the GME for large n. We prove that "the GME is scale invariant" does not always hold. We show that there is generally a turning point that can be computed in terms of the number of marked states and their Hamming weights during the curve of the GME. The GME is scale invariant prior to the turning point. However, the GME is not scale invariant after the turning point since it also depends on n and the marked states.

  12. Operating Quantum States in Single Magnetic Molecules: Implementation of Grover's Quantum Algorithm. (United States)

    Godfrin, C; Ferhat, A; Ballou, R; Klyatskaya, S; Ruben, M; Wernsdorfer, W; Balestro, F


    Quantum algorithms use the principles of quantum mechanics, such as, for example, quantum superposition, in order to solve particular problems outperforming standard computation. They are developed for cryptography, searching, optimization, simulation, and solving large systems of linear equations. Here, we implement Grover's quantum algorithm, proposed to find an element in an unsorted list, using a single nuclear 3/2 spin carried by a Tb ion sitting in a single molecular magnet transistor. The coherent manipulation of this multilevel quantum system (qudit) is achieved by means of electric fields only. Grover's search algorithm is implemented by constructing a quantum database via a multilevel Hadamard gate. The Grover sequence then allows us to select each state. The presented method is of universal character and can be implemented in any multilevel quantum system with nonequal spaced energy levels, opening the way to novel quantum search algorithms.

  13. Operating Quantum States in Single Magnetic Molecules: Implementation of Grover's Quantum Algorithm (United States)

    Godfrin, C.; Ferhat, A.; Ballou, R.; Klyatskaya, S.; Ruben, M.; Wernsdorfer, W.; Balestro, F.


    Quantum algorithms use the principles of quantum mechanics, such as, for example, quantum superposition, in order to solve particular problems outperforming standard computation. They are developed for cryptography, searching, optimization, simulation, and solving large systems of linear equations. Here, we implement Grover's quantum algorithm, proposed to find an element in an unsorted list, using a single nuclear 3 /2 spin carried by a Tb ion sitting in a single molecular magnet transistor. The coherent manipulation of this multilevel quantum system (qudit) is achieved by means of electric fields only. Grover's search algorithm is implemented by constructing a quantum database via a multilevel Hadamard gate. The Grover sequence then allows us to select each state. The presented method is of universal character and can be implemented in any multilevel quantum system with nonequal spaced energy levels, opening the way to novel quantum search algorithms.

  14. A Circuit-Based Quantum Algorithm Driven by Transverse Fields for Grover's Problem (United States)

    Jiang, Zhang; Rieffel, Eleanor G.; Wang, Zhihui


    We designed a quantum search algorithm, giving the same quadratic speedup achieved by Grover's original algorithm; we replace Grover's diffusion operator (hard to implement) with a product diffusion operator generated by transverse fields (easy to implement). In our algorithm, the problem Hamiltonian (oracle) and the transverse fields are applied to the system alternatively. We construct such a sequence that the corresponding unitary generates a closed transition between the initial state (even superposition of all states) and a modified target state, which has a high degree of overlap with the original target state.

  15. Single-hidden-layer feed-forward quantum neural network based on Grover learning. (United States)

    Liu, Cheng-Yi; Chen, Chein; Chang, Ching-Ter; Shih, Lun-Min


    In this paper, a novel single-hidden-layer feed-forward quantum neural network model is proposed based on some concepts and principles in the quantum theory. By combining the quantum mechanism with the feed-forward neural network, we defined quantum hidden neurons and connected quantum weights, and used them as the fundamental information processing unit in a single-hidden-layer feed-forward neural network. The quantum neurons make a wide range of nonlinear functions serve as the activation functions in the hidden layer of the network, and the Grover searching algorithm outstands the optimal parameter setting iteratively and thus makes very efficient neural network learning possible. The quantum neuron and weights, along with a Grover searching algorithm based learning, result in a novel and efficient neural network characteristic of reduced network, high efficient training and prospect application in future. Some simulations are taken to investigate the performance of the proposed quantum network and the result show that it can achieve accurate learning. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. On the synonymy of Edwardsiellatarda Ewing and McWhorter 1965 (Approved Lists 1980) and Edwardsiellaanguillimortifera (Hoshina 1962) Sakazaki and Tamura 1975 (Approved Lists 1980), an old problem in need of a solution. (United States)

    Tindall, B J


    Edwardsiella tarda Ewing and McWhorter 1965 (Approved Lists 1980) and Edwardsiella anguillimortifera (Hoshina 1962) Sakazaki and Tamura 1975 (Approved Lists 1980) are known to be synonyms that share the same nomenclatural type. Edwardsiella tarda Ewing and McWhorter 1965 (Approved Lists 1980) is the nomenclatural type of the genus Edwardsiella Ewing and McWhorter 1965 (Approved Lists 1980). The question of the priority of the epithet anguillimortifera Hoshina 1962 over the epithet tarda Ewing and McWhorter 1965 has been raised in the past, and a Request for an Opinion to conserve the epithet tarda Ewing and McWhorter 1965 in Edwardsiella tarda Ewing and McWhorter 1965 (Approved Lists 1980) was published but later withdrawn. Close examination of the wording of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokayotes indicates that there may be problems associated with the nomenclatural type of Edwardsiella anguillimortifera (Hoshina 1962) Sakazaki and Tamura 1975 (Approved Lists 1980). Additional issues also arise with the recognition of homonyms under other codes of nomenclature.

  17. Grover, Prof. Anil

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Date of birth: 15 August 1958. Specialization: Plant Abiotic Stress Responses, Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Crop Sciences Address: Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110 021, U.T.. Contact: Office: (011) 2411 5097

  18. Geologic Map of the Kings Mountain and Grover Quadrangles, Cleveland and Gaston Counties, North Carolina, and Cherokee and York Counties, South Carolina (United States)

    Horton, J. Wright


    This geologic map of the Kings Mountain and Grover 7.5-min quadrangles, N.C.-S.C., straddles a regional geological boundary between the Inner Piedmont and Carolina terranes. The Kings Mountain sequence (informal name) on the western flank of the Carolina terrane in this area includes the Neoproterozoic Battleground and Blacksburg Formations. The Battleground Formation has a lower part consisting of metavolcanic rocks and interlayered schist and an upper part consisting of quartz-sericite phyllite and schist interlayered with quartz-pebble metaconglomerate, aluminous quartzite, micaceous quartzite, manganiferous rock, and metavolcanic rocks. The Blacks-burg Formation consists of phyllitic metasiltstone interlayered with thinner units of marble, laminated micaceous quartzite, hornblende gneiss, and amphibolite. Layered metamorphic rocks of the Inner Piedmont terrane include muscovite-biotite gneiss, muscovite schist, and amphibolite. The Kings Mountain sequence has been intruded by metatonalite and metatrondhjemite (Neoproterozoic), metagabbro and metadiorite (Paleozoic?), and the High Shoals Granite (Pennsylvanian). Layered metamorphic rocks of the Inner Piedmont in this area have been intruded by the Toluca Granite (Ordovician?), the Cherryville Granite and associated pegmatite (Mississippian), and spodumene pegmatite (Mississippian). Diabase dikes (early Jurassic) are locally present throughout the area. Ductile fault zones of regional scale include the Kings Mountain and Kings Creek shear zones. In this area, the Kings Mountain shear zone forms the boundary between the Inner Piedmont and Carolina terranes, and the Kings Creek shear zone separates the Battleground Formation from the Blacksburg Formation. Structural styles change across the Kings Mountain shear zone from steeply dipping layers, foliations, and folds on the southeast to gently and moderately dipping layers, foliations, and recumbent folds on the northwest. Mineral assemblages in the Kings Mountain

  19. A new species of Fizesereneia Takeda & Tamura, 1980 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) from the Red Sea and Oman

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    Van Der Meij, Sancia E T


    A new species of cryptochirid crab, Fizesereneia panda van der Meij, is described and illustrated based on specimens collected from the scleractinian corals Lobophyllia cf. hemprichii and L. cf. corymbosa from the Farasan Banks, Farasan Islands, and the reefs off Thuwal in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea, and from Symphyllia recta from reefs in the Gulf of Oman. This is the second cryptochirid species with the Red Sea as type locality. It can be separated from its congeners by the subrectangular carapace, raised midline and the complete division of the carapace depressions, and reddish black colour pattern of these concavities in live specimens. This new species is the seventh assigned to Fizesereneia. A DNA barcode for the new species has been deposited in GenBank. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.

  20. A new species of Fizesereneia Takeda & Tamura, 1980 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) from the Red Sea and Oman

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    Meij, van der S.E.T.; Berumen, M.L.; Paulay, G.


    A new species of cryptochirid crab, Fizesereneia panda van der Meij, is described and illustrated based on specimens collected from the scleractinian corals Lobophyllia cf. hemprichii and L. cf. corymbosa from the Farasan Banks, Farasan Islands, and the reefs off Thuwal in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea,

  1. Comment on ``Grover search with pairs of trapped ions'' (United States)

    Hill, Charles D.; Goan, Hsi-Sheng


    In this Comment on Feng’s paper [article>Phys. Rev. A 63, 052308 (2001)article>], we show that Grover’s algorithm may be performed exactly using the gate set given, provided that small changes are made to the gate sequence. An analytic expression for the probability of success of Grover’s algorithm for any unitary operator U instead of Hadamard gate is presented.

  2. Mechanisms of right heart disease in pulmonary hypertension (2017 Grover Conference Series). (United States)

    Asosingh, Kewal; Erzurum, Serpil


    Current dogma is that pathological hypertrophy of the right ventricle is a direct consequence of pulmonary vascular remodeling. However, progression of right ventricle dysfunction is not always lung-dependent. Increased afterload caused by pulmonary vascular remodeling initiates the right ventricle hypertrophy, but determinants leading to adaptive or maladaptive hypertrophy and failure remain unknown. Ischemia in a hypertrophic right ventricle may directly contribute to right heart failure. Rapidly enlarging cardiomyocytes switch from aerobic to anaerobic energy generation resulting in cell growth under relatively hypoxic conditions. Cardiac muscle reacts to an increased afterload by over-activation of the sympathetic system and uncoupling and downregulation of β-adrenergic receptors. Recent studies suggest that β blocker therapy in PH is safe, well tolerated, and preserves right ventricle function and cardiac output by reducing right ventricular glycolysis. Fibrosis, an evolutionary conserved process in host defense and wound healing, is dysregulated in maladaptive cardiac tissue contributing directly to right ventricle failure. Despite several mechanisms having been suggested in right heart disease, the causes of maladaptive cardiac remodeling remain unknown and require further research.

  3. Solar Heating Experiment on the Grover Cleveland School, Boston, Massachusetts. Final Report. (United States)

    General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA. Space Div.

    General Electric Company was one of four contractors who received a contract in early January 1974 to design, build, and install a solar heating experiment in a public school. The overall objective of this program was to obtain data that would assist in evaluating the applicability of solar heating systems in large metropolitan areas. This data…

  4. A Research Program in Computer Technology. 1987 Annual Technical Report (United States)


    mathematical approach to computational network design," in E. E. Swartzlander (ed.), Systolic Signal Processing Systems, chapter 1, Marcel Dekker, 1987...Intention-Based Diagnosis of Novice Programming Errors, Morgan Kaufmann, Los Altos, California, 1986. 32. Johnson, W. L., and E. Soloway, " PROUST

  5. Transcription factors, transcriptional coregulators, and epigenetic modulation in the control of pulmonary vascular cell phenotype: therapeutic implications for pulmonary hypertension (2015 Grover Conference series). (United States)

    Pullamsetti, Soni S; Perros, Frédéric; Chelladurai, Prakash; Yuan, Jason; Stenmark, Kurt


    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complex and multifactorial disease involving genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors. Numerous stimuli and pathological conditions facilitate severe vascular remodeling in PH by activation of a complex cascade of signaling pathways involving vascular cell proliferation, differentiation, and inflammation. Multiple signaling cascades modulate the activity of certain sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factors (TFs) and coregulators that are critical for the transcriptional regulation of gene expression that facilitates PH-associated vascular cell phenotypes, as demonstrated by several studies summarized in this review. Past studies have largely focused on the role of the genetic component in the development of PH, while the presence of epigenetic alterations such as microRNAs, DNA methylation, histone levels, and histone deacetylases in PH is now also receiving increasing attention. Epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure is also recognized to influence gene expression in development or disease states. Therefore, a complete understanding of the mechanisms involved in altered gene expression in diseased cells is vital for the design of novel therapeutic strategies. Recent technological advances in DNA sequencing will provide a comprehensive improvement in our understanding of mechanisms involved in the development of PH. This review summarizes current concepts in TF and epigenetic control of cell phenotype in pulmonary vascular disease and discusses the current issues and possibilities in employing potential epigenetic or TF-based therapies for achieving complete reversal of PH.

  6. An Interferometric Study of the Post-AGB Binary 89 Herculis. 1: Spatially Resolving the Continuum Circumstellar Environment at Optical and Near-IR Wavelengths with the VLTI, NPOI, IOTA, PTI, and the CHARA Array (United States)


    Frankowski, A., & Jorissen, A. 2007, Balt . Astron., 16, 104 Fukagawa, M., Hayashi, M., Tamura, M., et al. 2004, ApJ, 605, L53 Fukagawa, M., Tamura, M...Kenyon, S. J., & Hartmann, L. 1987, ApJ, 323, 714 Kipper, T. 2011, Balt . Astron., 20, 65 Königl, A. 1999, New Astron. Rev., 43, 67 Kraus, S

  7. Genetics Home Reference: trichothiodystrophy (United States)

    ... repair deficiency disorders in western Europe: Xeroderma pigmentosum, Cockayne syndrome and trichothiodystrophy. DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 May 3; ... Tamura D, DiGiovanna JJ. Xeroderma pigmentosum, trichothiodystrophy and Cockayne syndrome: a complex genotype-phenotype relationship. Neuroscience. 2007 Apr ...

  8. Genetics Home Reference: xeroderma pigmentosum (United States)

    ... repair deficiency disorders in western Europe: Xeroderma pigmentosum, Cockayne syndrome and trichothiodystrophy. DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 May 3; ... Tamura D, DiGiovanna JJ. Xeroderma pigmentosum, trichothiodystrophy and Cockayne syndrome: a complex genotype-phenotype relationship. Neuroscience. 2007 Apr ...

  9. Vom work Book Journal, 2011 1st Edition PDF

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    Thompson et al., 1997). Phylogenetic analysis was performed with. MEGA 4.1 version (Tamura et al., 2007) and a neighbor-joining tree was constructed as described previously (Saitou and Nei, 1987). Bootstrap values were estimated based on 1000.

  10. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | Indian Academy of ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Arun Grover. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 22 Issue 9 September 2017 pp 817-819 Editorial. Editorial · Arun Grover Rajesh Kochhar · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF ...

  11. Quantum walks induced by Dirichlet random walks on infinite trees (United States)

    Higuchi, Yusuke; Segawa, Etsuo


    We consider the Grover walk on infinite trees from the viewpoint of spectral analysis. From the previous work, infinite regular trees provide localization. In this paper, we give the complete characterization of the eigenspace of this Grover walk, which involves localization of its behavior and recovers the previous work. Our result suggests that the Grover walk on infinite trees may be regarded as a limit of the quantum walk induced by the isotropic random walk with the Dirichlet boundary condition at the n-th depth rather than one with the Neumann boundary condition.

  12. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. A K Grover. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 58 Issue 5-6 May-June 2002 pp 925-935 Physics of Vortex State. Study of the peak effect phenomenon in single crystals of 2H-NbSe2 · C V Tomy D Pal S S Banerjee S Ramakrishnan A K Grover S ...

  13. Geometric algebra and information geometry for quantum computational software (United States)

    Cafaro, Carlo


    The art of quantum algorithm design is highly nontrivial. Grover's search algorithm constitutes a masterpiece of quantum computational software. In this article, we use methods of geometric algebra (GA) and information geometry (IG) to enhance the algebraic efficiency and the geometrical significance of the digital and analog representations of Grover's algorithm, respectively. Specifically, GA is used to describe the Grover iterate and the discretized iterative procedure that exploits quantum interference to amplify the probability amplitude of the target-state before measuring the query register. The transition from digital to analog descriptions occurs via Stone's theorem which relates the (unitary) Grover iterate to a suitable (Hermitian) Hamiltonian that controls Schrodinger's quantum mechanical evolution of a quantum state towards the target state. Once the discrete-to-continuos transition is completed, IG is used to interpret Grover's iterative procedure as a geodesic path on the manifold of the parametric density operators of pure quantum states constructed from the continuous approximation of the parametric quantum output state in Grover's algorithm. Finally, we discuss the dissipationless nature of quantum computing, recover the quadratic speedup relation, and identify the superfluity of the Walsh-Hadamard operation from an IG perspective with emphasis on statistical mechanical considerations.

  14. Energy Savings Analysis for Energy Monitoring and Control Systems (United States)


    ventilation and for a "ypical Structure (Heating). (Arrows indicate smoke control systems. Tamura and Wilson (1967b) showed that magnitude and direction of...patterns and evaluate smoke control systems. with other openings within commercial buildings are also impor. Table 4 gives leakage ares (calculated at 0.30

  15. Tectonic shortening and coeval volcanism during the Quaternary ...

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    1999; Yoshida. 2001; Tamura et al. 2002; Kimura and Yoshida. 2006; Acocella et al. 2008). It has recently been recognized that Quaternary volcanoes are clustered in regions trending trans- verse to their host arc axis, and separated by sub- parallel, volcano-free gaps 30–75 km wide along the arc (figure 1) (Umeda et al.

  16. Assessment of the Activation of Rho Family GTP-Binding Proteins in Breast Cancer Cells and Specimens (United States)


    1998) Genetics of Cowden syndrome: through the looking glass of oncology. Int. J. Oncology 12, 701-7 10. 7. Tamura, M., Gu, J., Matsumoto, K., Aota...Peacocke M: Genetics of Cowden syndrome: through the looking glass of oncology. Int J Oncology 1998,12:701-710. ment with PI 3-kinase inhibitors

  17. Disease: H00559 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available description, gene) Maher ER, Neumann HP, Richard S von Hippel-Lindau disease: a clinical and scientific revi...amasaki I, Tamura K, Okuda H, Furihata M, Ashida S Von Hippel-Lindau disease: molecular pathological basis, criteria, genetic testing, clinical features of tumors and treatment. Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:337-43 (2

  18. Toward the 'new century'of handedness in biology: In ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences; Volume 41; Issue 2. Toward the 'new century' of handedness in biology: In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Crick. Koji Tamura. Clipboard Volume 41 Issue 2 June 2016 pp 169-170 ...

  19. Erratum: Google Earth as Geoscience Data Browser Project: Development of a Tool to Convert JAMSTEC Research Vessel Navigation Data to KML [Data Science Journal, Volume 8, 30 March 2009. S85-S91

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    Y Yamagishi


    Full Text Available The following PDF indicates errata for the original article entitled "Google Earth as Geoscience Data Browser Project: Development of a Tool to Convert JAMSTEC Research Vessel Navigation Data to KML" by Y Yamagishi, H Nagao, K Suzuki, H Tamura, T Hatakeyama, H Yanaka and S Tsuboi.

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    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Tamura Y, Fujii K 1991 A multi-dimensional upwind scheme for the Euler equations on structured grid. Proc. 4th Int, Symp. CFD. (Davis) 2: 1137-1142. Tweedt D L, Schreiber H A, Starken H 1988 Experimental investigation of the performance of a supersonic compressor cascade. Trans. ASME, J. Turbomach. 110: 456-466.

  1. Effects of Different Hatcher Temperatures on Hatching Traits of ...

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    bulb and wet-bulb temperatures on time of hatch and chick weight at hatch. Poult. Sci. 69, 887-897. Tazawa, H., Moriya, K., Tamura, A., Komoro, T. & Akiyama, R., 2001. Ontogenetic study of thermoregulation in birds. J. Therm. Biol. 26, 281-286.

  2. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences; Volume 41; Issue 2. Issue front cover thumbnail. Volume 41, Issue 2. June 2016, pages 169-324. pp 169-170 Clipboard. Toward the 'new century' of handedness in biology: In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Crick · Koji Tamura · More Details Abstract ...

  3. Lessons from an Aerial Mining Campaign (Operation ’Starvation’) (United States)


    the Japanese mining officers interviewed by the United States Strategic Bombing Survey was Captain Kyuzo Tamura, IJN , who pointed out Reference have affected "the Yamato spirit of the Japanese people, their willingness to make every personal sacrifice, including life it3elf, for the

  4. Metadynamic recrystallization in C steels

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    eds) C M Sellars and G J Davies. (London: The Metals Society) pp 3–15. Tamura I, Ouchi C, Tanaka T and Sekine H 1988 Thermo- mechanical processing of high strength low alloy steels. (London: Butterworths Publications) pp 49–53.

  5. Page 1 Vol. 6 No. 2 The Journal of Food Technology in Africa 53 ...

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    Ltd. London. 399 Pp. Tabata, S. Kamimura, H; Ibe, A. Hashimoto,. H. Iida M. Tamura, Y. and Nishima, T. (1993). Aflatoxin Contamination in Foods and. Foodstuffs in Tokyo; 1986 - 1990. J. of AOAC. - International (USA) 76:32. Zaika, L. L.; Kissinger, J. C. and Wesserma,. A. E. (1983) Inhibitory of lactic acid bacteria by herbs.

  6. Genetic variation in hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) using RAPD markers

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    Jul 20, 2011 ... Genetica. 97: 313-320. Tamura K, Dudley J, Nei M, Kumar S (2007). MEGA 4: Molecular. Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (MEGA) Software version 4.0. Mol. Biol. Evol. 24: 1596-1599. Zhao B (2005). Natural antioxidants for neurodegenerative diseases. Mol. Neurobiol. 31: 283-293. Zuo Z, Zhang L, Zhou L, ...

  7. A review on quantum search algorithms (United States)

    Giri, Pulak Ranjan; Korepin, Vladimir E.


    The use of superposition of states in quantum computation, known as quantum parallelism, has significant advantage in terms of speed over the classical computation. It is evident from the early invented quantum algorithms such as Deutsch's algorithm, Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm and its variation as Bernstein-Vazirani algorithm, Simon algorithm, Shor's algorithms, etc. Quantum parallelism also significantly speeds up the database search algorithm, which is important in computer science because it comes as a subroutine in many important algorithms. Quantum database search of Grover achieves the task of finding the target element in an unsorted database in a time quadratically faster than the classical computer. We review Grover's quantum search algorithms for a singe and multiple target elements in a database. The partial search algorithm of Grover and Radhakrishnan and its optimization by Korepin called GRK algorithm are also discussed.

  8. TDS Broiler

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    Dr Ahmed Sayed


    Nov 21, 2016 ... Materials & Methods. Blood samples were collected from ... The reaction mixture was preheated at 94 ºC for 10 min, followed by 35 cycles (94. ºC for 45 s, 63 ºC for 45 s, and 72 ºC ... Analyses were conducted with the maximum composite likelihood model (Tamura et al., 2004). Results. In the analysis of the ...

  9. Cell-delivered magnetic nanoparticles caused hyperthermia-mediated increased survival in a murine pancreatic cancer model


    Basel MT; Balivada S; Wang H.; Shrestha TB; Seo GM; Pyle M; Abayaweera G; Dani R.; Koper OB; Tamura M; Chikan V; Bossmann SH; Troyer DL


    Matthew T Basel1, Sivasai Balivada1, Hongwang Wang2, Tej B Shrestha1, Gwi Moon Seo1, Marla Pyle1, Gayani Abayaweera2, Raj Dani2, Olga B Koper2, Masaaki Tamura1, Viktor Chikan2, Stefan H Bossmann2, Deryl L Troyer11Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USAAbstract: Using magnetic nanoparticles to absorb alternating magnetic field energy as a method of generating localized hyperthermia has been show...

  10. Toward a complete theory for predicting inclusive deuteron breakup away from stability


    Potel, G; Perdikakis, G; CARLSON, B.V.; Atkinson, M. C.; Capel, P.; Dickhoff, W. H.; Escher, J. E.; Hussein, M.S.; Lei, J.; W. Li; Macchiavelli, A. O.; Moro, A. M.; Nunes, F.M.; Pain, S.D.; Rotureau, J.


    We present an account of the current status of the theoretical treatment of inclusive $(d,p)$ reactions in the breakup-fusion formalism, pointing to some applications and making the connection with current experimental capabilities. Three independent implementations of the reaction formalism have been recently developed, making use of different numerical strategies. The codes also originally relied on two different but equivalent representations, namely the prior (Udagawa-Tamura, UT) and the ...

  11. Citreicella manganoxidans sp. nov., a novel manganese oxidizing bacterium isolated from a shallow water hydrothermal vent in Espalamaca (Azores)

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    Rajasabapathy, R.; Mohandass, C.; Dastager, S.G.; Liu, Q.; Li, W.-J.; Colaco, A.

    constructed using neighbour-joining (Saitou and Nei 1987), maximum-parsimony (Fitch 1971) 3    and maximum-likelihood (Felsenstein 1981) methods with MEGA version 5.2 (Tamura et al. 2011). The topology of the phylogenetic trees was estimated by bootstrap... arylamidase, acid phosphatase (weak), naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase (weak) and α-glucosidase activities are present, but lipase (C 14), valine arylamidase, cystine arylamidase, trypsin, α-chymotrypsin, α-galactosidase, β- galactosidase, β-glucuronidase, β...

  12. C:\\Users\\HP Pro 2000\\Desktop\\KOUADJO G..xps

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    HP Pro 2000

    and specified primers listed in Table 2 were used, to amplify corresponding regions in .... Table 3 : Distribution of A) gene ChrC, B) gene ChrB1 and C) gene ChrA1 within the 66 staphylococci strains according to signal .... de données. Le logiciel MEGA4 (Tamura et al., 2007) a été utilisé par la méthode du Neighbor- joining ...

  13. Constituents of Erythrina sigmoidea

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    Alves, H.M.; Arndt, V.H.; Ollis, W.D.; Eyton, W.B.; Gottlieb, O.R.; Taveira, M. Phytochemistry 1966, 5, 1327. 13. Rabate, T.N. J .Bull. Biol. 1930, 12, 758. 14. Okubo, N.; Toyama, K.; Tamura, O.; Suzuki, S.; Ogowa, K. Jpn. Kokai. Tokkyo. Koho. 1998, 15. 15. Allsop, I.L.; Cole, A.R.; White, D.R.; Willix, R.J.S., J. Chem. Soc. 1956, 24 ...

  14. HiFi-MBQC High Fidelitiy Measurement-Based Quantum Computing using Superconducting Detectors (United States)


    PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) UNIVERSITT WIEN, DR.- KARL -LUEGER-RING 1, WIEN, , 1010, AT 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9...server. Various blind delegated computations, including one- and two-qubit gates and the Deutsch and Grover quantum algorithms, are demonstrated

  15. Quantum Computer Emulator


    De Raedt, H. A.; Hams, A. H.; Michielsen, K. F. L.; De Raedt, K.


    We describe a quantum computer emulator for a generic, general purpose quantum computer. This emulator consists of a simulator of the physical realization of the quantum computer and a graphical user interface to program and control the simulator. We illustrate the use of the quantum computer emulator through various implementations of the Deutsch-Jozsa and Grover's database search algorithm.

  16. Structures of benzo(a)pyrene-nucleic acid adducts formed in human and bovine bronchial explants

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    Jeffrey, A.M.; Weinstein, I.B.; Jenette, K.W.


    PUBLICATION by Sims et al. of evidence that the 7,8-dihydrodiol-9,10-oxide of benzo(a)pyrene (BP) is a metabolic intermediate in the covalent binding of this ubiquitous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon to DNA in hamster embryo cells1 was followed by many related publications2. Grover et al. 3 also...

  17. Peak effect studies in single crystals CeRu 2 and 2H-NbS 2

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    A A Tulapurkar1 A K Grover1 S Ramakrishnan1 A Niazi1 2 A K Rastogi3. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India; School of Physical Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India; School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi 110 067, India ...

  18. Classification of patterns representing Apples and Oranges in three-qubit system (United States)

    Singh, Manu Pratap; Radhey, Kishori; Saraswat, V. K.; Kumar, Sandeep


    The study of the classification of Apples and Oranges in a warehouse has been undertaken in a three-qubit system using the method of repeated iterations in Grover's algorithm and Ventura's algorithm separately. Operator describing an inversion about average has been constructed as a square matrix of order eight, the phase inversion operators and corresponding iteration operators for patterns separately representing Apples and Oranges have been derived, and various possible superpositions as the choice for search states for the classification of these patterns have been obtained for starting states consisting of two patterns and a single pattern, respectively. It has been demonstrated that on the second iteration of the exclusion superposition by the corresponding iteration operators, the patterns Apples and Oranges, respectively, are most suitably classified using the Grover's algorithm. The probabilities of classifications of Apples have also been calculated by using Ventura's algorithm (Ventura and Martinez in Inf Sci 124:273-296, 2000; Found Phys Lett 12:547-559, 1999) for all the possible superpositions as the search states, and the results have been compared with those of Grover's algorithm and it has been demonstrated that in general for classification of a given pattern (Apples) in three-qubit system, the Grover's and Ventura's algorithms are effective in the cases where the number of patterns in the stored database is larger or smaller, respectively.

  19. A study of the plasticity in the vortex matter across the second ...

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 58; Issue 5-6. A study of the plasticity in the vortex matter across the second magnetization peak in a YBCO crystal via measurements of minor hysteresis loops. D Pal S Ramakrishnan A K Grover D Dasgupta Bimal K Sarma. Physics of Vortex State Volume 58 Issue ...

  20. The Education Choice and Competition Index: Background and Results 2011 (United States)

    Whitehurst, Grover J.


    Exploring the critical role of school choice in the future of education reform, Grover (Russ) Whitehurst introduces the Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI), an interactive web application that scores large school districts based on thirteen categories of policy and practice. The intent of the ECCI is to create public awareness of the…

  1. BKR.2013.026 (Galley_Proof)

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    Femi Olorunniji


    Aug 25, 2013 ... antioxidants, and the degenerative diseases of aging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the. United States of America 90: 7915–7922. Balasubramaniam V, Le Cras TD, Ivy DD, Grover TR,. Kinsella JP and Abman SH (2003) Role of platelet-derived growth factor in vascular remodeling ...


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    Wei J Gong, Salt Lake City. Pedro Luis Ramos González, Havana. Stanislav N Gorb, Stuttgart. Olena Gorb, Stuttgart. Rukmini Govekar, Navi Mumbai. Anil Grover, New Delhi. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The Editorial Board wishes to place on record the valuable assistance rendered by the following scientists in reviewing.

  3. Perceptions and knowledge about prostate cancer and attitudes ...

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    B. Yeboah-Asiamah


    Jun 29, 2017 ... [7] Grover PL, Martin FL. The initiation of breast and prostate cancer. Carcinogenesis 2002;23(7):1095–102. [8] Cobran EK, Wutoh AK, Lee E, Odedina FT, Ragin C, Aiken W, et al. Perceptions of prostate cancer fatalism and screening behavior between. United States-born and Caribbean-born Black males.

  4. Indexes to Volume 56

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    Atomic and Molecular Physics. Calculating pure rotational transitions of water molecule with a simple Lanc- zos method. Pranab Sarkar. 537–544. Positron impact ionization of atomic hydrogen at low energies. K Chakrabarti ... From Schrödinger's equation to the quantum search algorithm. Lov K Grover. 333–348. Causality ...

  5. Afican Health Sciences Vol 9 No 2.pmd

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    knowledge about AIDS is not a predictor for behavioural change4, 5, 6, 7 although knowledge about the ... Anthony M. Sallar. Ohio University, School of Public Health Sciences and Professions, Grover Center E335, Athens, OH 45701 ... approach was that it made each testing unique and resulted in three episodes of testing ...

  6. Editorial

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    concentrates on the history of astronomy, science, and education. Email: It is a matter of delight to us that Resonance, published by the In- dian Academy of Sciences (IASc) is featuring Prof. Ruchi Ram. Sahni in this issue. One of us (Arun Grover) became aware of his multifaceted contributions to ...

  7. Lower Bounds on Quantum Query Complexity

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    Hoyer, P.; Spalek, R.


    Shor's and Grover's famous quantum algorithms for factoring and searching show that quantum computers can solve certain computational problems significantly faster than any classical computer. We discuss here what quantum computers cannot do, and specifically how to prove limits on their

  8. Quantum algorithm for exact Monte Carlo sampling


    Destainville, Nicolas; Georgeot, Bertrand; Giraud, Olivier


    We build a quantum algorithm which uses the Grover quantum search procedure in order to sample the exact equilibrium distribution of a wide range of classical statistical mechanics systems. The algorithm is based on recently developed exact Monte Carlo sampling methods, and yields a polynomial gain compared to classical procedures.

  9. Image Analysis Using Quantum Entropy Scale Space and Diffusion Concepts (United States)


    number of Grover iterates of the probability amplitude of the target state(s). In turn, quantum phase estimation makes use of controlled-U2j...the probability amplitude of the target states. The inversion about average operation reflects the probability amplitude of each state about the

  10. Innovation, Motherhood, and Apple Pie. Brown Center Letters on Education (United States)

    Whitehurst, Grover


    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized the Secretary of Education to establish a $650 million Innovation Fund to expand the work of schools that have made gains in closing achievement gaps. With growing discussion and considerable money heading in the direction of innovation, Grover "Russ" Whitehurst provides recommendations…

  11. The Elements of Business Process Change

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    of business process change (Kettinger and Grover, 1995;Rosemann and Brocke. 2010; Hammer 2010). ... organizations also apply it in a similar fashion (Fraguso, 2015; Roberto &. Eleonara, 2015; Thong, Yap, Sea, .... not able to adapt to the change, a lot of long-time IS specialists have left the organization (Moad, 1993).

  12. Quantum Search Algorithms (United States)

    Korepin, Vladimir E.; Xu, Ying

    This article reviews recent progress in quantum database search algorithms. The subject is presented in a self-contained and pedagogical way. The problem of searching a large database (a Hilbert space) for a target item is performed by the famous Grover algorithm which locates the target item with high probability and a quadratic speed-up compared with the corresponding classical algorithm. If the database is partitioned into blocks and one is searching for the block containing the target item instead of the target item itself, then the problem is referred to as partial search. Partial search trades accuracy for speed and the most efficient version is the Grover-Radhakrishnan-Korepin (GRK) algorithm. The target block can be further partitioned into sub-blocks so that GRK's can be performed in a sequence called a hierarchy. We study the Grover search and GRK partial search in detail and prove that a GRK hierarchy is less efficient than a direct GRK partial search. Both the Grover search and the GRK partial search can be generalized to the case with several target items (or target blocks for a GRK). The GRK partial search algorithm can also be represented in terms of group theory.

  13. Author Details

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    Grover, S. Vol 15, No 3 (2012) - Articles Perceptions among primary caregivers about the etiology of delirium: a study from a tertiary care centre in India Abstract PDF · Vol 15, No 5 (2012) - Articles Lilliputian hallucinations in Schizophrenia: A case report. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1994-8220. AJOL African Journals Online.

  14. Incidental finding of dextrocardia with situs inversus totalis in a day

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    Apr 10, 2013 ... 1. Tabry IF, Calabrese J, Zammar H et al. Case report: off-pump total myocardial revascularization for dextrocardia and situs inversus. Heart Surg Forum 2001; 4: 251–. 3. 2. Chib P, Grover DN, Shahi BN. Unusual occurrence of dextrocar- dia with situs inversus in succeed- ing generations of a family. J Med.

  15. Original Article

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    coronary artery bypass grafting procedures, 1996-1999; a report from STS national Database Committee and the Duke clinical research institute. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;73(2):480-9. 5. Anderson RJ, O'Brein M, MaWhinney S,. VillaNueva CB, Moritz TE, Sethi GK, Henderson WG,. Hammermeister KE, Grover FL, Shroyer AL.

  16. Programming Non-Trivial Algorithms in the Measurement Based Quantum Computation Model

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    Alsing, Paul [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Fanto, Michael [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Lott, Capt. Gordon [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Tison, Christoper C. [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base


    We provide a set of prescriptions for implementing a quantum circuit model algorithm as measurement based quantum computing (MBQC) algorithm1, 2 via a large cluster state. As means of illustration we draw upon our numerical modeling experience to describe a large graph state capable of searching a logical 8 element list (a non-trivial version of Grover's algorithm3 with feedforward). We develop several prescriptions based on analytic evaluation of cluster states and graph state equations which can be generalized into any circuit model operations. Such a resulting cluster state will be able to carry out the desired operation with appropriate measurements and feed forward error correction. We also discuss the physical implementation and the analysis of the principal 3-qubit entangling gate (Toffoli) required for a non-trivial feedforward realization of an 8-element Grover search algorithm.

  17. Unity-Efficiency Parametric Down-Conversion via Amplitude Amplification (United States)

    Niu, Murphy Yuezhen; Sanders, Barry C.; Wong, Franco N. C.; Shapiro, Jeffrey H.


    We propose an optical scheme, employing optical parametric down-converters interlaced with nonlinear sign gates (NSGs), that completely converts an n -photon Fock-state pump to n signal-idler photon pairs when the down-converters' crystal lengths are chosen appropriately. The proof of this assertion relies on amplitude amplification, analogous to that employed in Grover search, applied to the full quantum dynamics of single-mode parametric down-conversion. When we require that all Grover iterations use the same crystal, and account for potential experimental limitations on crystal-length precision, our optimized conversion efficiencies reach unity for 1 ≤n ≤5 , after which they decrease monotonically for n values up to 50, which is the upper limit of our numerical dynamics evaluations. Nevertheless, our conversion efficiencies remain higher than those for a conventional (no NSGs) down-converter.

  18. A Demographic and Epidemiological Study of Naval Hospital Charleston’s Catchment Area Population (United States)


    Goose Creek SC No Overlap 8 29446 Green Pond SC Overlap 38 29447 Grover SC No Overlap 39 29448 Harleyville SC No Overlap 36 29449 Hollywood SC Overlap 17...0 0.00 85.76 29439 Folly Beach 1 0.00 85.76 29445 Goose Creek 1,971 7.44 93.20 29446 Green Pond 0 0.00 93.20 29447 Grover 0 0.00 93.20 29448...Dorchester 11 0.03 76.80 29438 Edisto Island 0 0.00 76.80 29439 Folly Beach 1 0.00 76.80 29445 Goose Creek 5,397 13.26 90.06 29446 Green Pond 0 0.00

  19. Population genetic structure of skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis from the Indian coast using sequence analysis of the mitochondrial DNA D-loop region

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    Menezes, M.R.; Kumar, G.; Kunal, S.P.

    of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101, 11030–11035. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0404206101 Tamura, K., Peterson, D., Peterson, N., Stecher, G., Nei, M. & Kumar, S. (2011). MEGA5: molecular evolutionary genetics analysis using maximum... in a long-distance migrant shorebird, the Dunlin (Calidris alpina). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 90, 94–98. Weir, B. S. & Cockerham, C. C. (1984). Estimating F-statistics for the analysis of population...

  20. Disease: H00704 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available H00704 Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy...141 OMIM: 164300 PMID:17110089 (description, gene) Abu-Baker A, Rouleau GA Oculopharyngeal muscular dystroph...d treatment strategies. Biochim Biophys Acta 1772:173-85 (2007) PMID:19080757 (description, gene) Brais B Oculopharyngeal muscular...477 (description, gene) Mizoi Y, Yamamoto T, Minami N, Ohkuma A, Nonaka I, Nishino I, Tamura N, Amano T, Araki N Oculopharyngeal musc...ular dystrophy associated with dementia. Intern Med 50:2409-12 (2011) ...

  1. Mechanical analyses of pipeline repair and reinforcement with use of composite functionally graded materials; Analise mecanica de reforco de dutos submarinos com materiais compositos com gradacao funcional

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    Queiroz, Marcos S.M. [Sondotecnica Engenharia de Solos S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Roehl, Deane de Mesquita [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), RJ (Brazil)


    This work presents a methodology for design of stiffener sleeve constituted by functionally graded composite materials in offshore pipelines located in extreme-deep waters, where high mechanical resistance allied to an efficient system of thermal isolation is necessary, in view of the excellent thermomechanical behavior of composites. For the case of FGMs, due to continuous variation in its featuring, is necessary to employ an adapted model, based on a model typically adopted for conventional composites (Rule of Mixture), as the model idealized by Tamura, Tomato e Ozawa, the TTO model. In this report, the influence of geometric and materials parameters in mechanical behavior of pipelines under propagating collapse is analyzed. (author)

  2. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan: Status, Development Direction of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research Areas (United States)


    Morishita, Y. Tamura and T. Otsuki, 1990 IEEE Inter- national Solid-State Circuit Conference, paper no TPM 9.2, 1990. 8. M. Holler, S. Tam, H. Castro and R...djoponlos 13 Mutagen susceptibility UK H.I. Evans of human cells 14 Radiation susceptibil- UK D. Scott ity of human cells 15 Mechanisms of chromo...Holland A.T. some abnormality Natarajan formation 16 Environmental mutagens several F.H. coun- Sobels tries 152 Table 2.5.2-2 Summary of Foreign Researchers

  3. Loss of mRor1 Enhances the Heart and Skeletal Abnormalities in mRor2-Deficient Mice: Redundant and Pleiotropic Functions of mRor1 and mRor2 Receptor Tyrosine Kinases


    Nomi, Masashi; Oishi, Isao; Kani, Shuichi; Suzuki, Hiroaki; Matsuda, Takeru; Yoda, Akinori; Kitamura, Makiko; Itoh, Kyoko; Takeuchi, Shigeto; Takeda, Kiyoshi; Akira, Shizuo; Ikeya, Makoto; Takada, Shinji; Minami, Yasuhiro


    The mammalian Ror family of receptor tyrosine kinases consists of two structurally related proteins, Ror1 and Ror2. We have shown that mRor2-deficient mice exhibit widespread skeletal abnormalities, ventricular septal defects in the heart, and respiratory dysfunction, leading to neonatal lethality (S. Takeuchi, K. Takeda, I. Oishi, M. Nomi, M. Ikeya, K. Itoh, S. Tamura, T. Ueda, T. Hatta, H. Otani, T. Terashima, S. Takada, H. Yamamura, S. Akira, and Y. Minami, Genes Cells 5:71–78, 2000). Here...

  4. Formation of Underbrushes on thiolated Poly (ethylene glycol) PEG monolayers by Oligoethylene glycol (OEG) terminated Alkane Thiols on Gold

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    Lokanathan, Arcot R.


    , there by maximal retention of activity of covalently immobilised antifouling enzyme [2] on PEG surfaces along with resistance to protein adsorption[3]. Here we present some our studies on the addition of OEG thiol molecules over a self assembled monolayer of PEG thiol on gold. The kinetics of addition of OEG thiol...... of the molecule in superior resistance towards protein adsorption. The surfaces with underbrushes were imaged using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to detect any changes in mechanical properties of PEG thiol covered surfaces upon addition of OEG thiol. References: 1. Katsumi Uchida, Yuki Hoshino, Atsushi Tamura...

  5. Masalah Oedipus Complex Dalam Novel Umibe No Kafuka Karya Haruki Murakami

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    Linda Unsriana


    Full Text Available Haruki Murakami, a Japanese novelist is an example of a great novelist who has produced his works which have been translated in various languages for a variety of readers in the world. He has also been awarded the Yomiuri Literary Award for his novel Wind-up Bird Chronicle in 1996. In his novel Umibe no Kafuka, Murakami describes the life of a young man and the Oedipus complex problems he experienced. This study will look for root causes of problems in the Oedipus complex problem of Kafka Tamura, to analyze them through methods of role characterization.


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    Harvey Gresham Hudspeth


    Full Text Available The Pan-Electric scandal of 1886 grew out of a plot by prominent Southern Democrats to seize control of the fledgling telephone industry by filing suit in federal court to invalidate patents held by Alexander Graham Bell and Bell Telephone. The suit led to President Grover Cleveland's appointment of Tennessee senator Howell Edmunds Jackson to the Sixth Circuit federal court and a ruling by Jackson that led to the final court victory for Bell.

  7. Immunity to Toxoplasma gondii


    Grover, Harshita Satija


    AbstractImmunity to Toxoplasma gondiiby Harshita Satija GroverDoctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Cellular BiologyUniversity of California, BerkeleyProfessor Nilabh Shastri, Co-chairProfessor Ellen Robey, Co-chairToxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite, capable of infecting all warm-blooded animals, and can cause a severe disease in immunocompromised individuals. Protection to T. gondii is largely mediated by CD8 T cells, although CD4 T cells have also ...

  8. (HBCU) Doped Graphene and Graphite as a Potential High Temperature Superconductor (United States)


    AFRL-OSR-VA-TR-2013-0420 (HBCU) DOPED GRAPHENE AND GRAPHITE AS A POTENTIAL HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR Grover L. Larkins Jr...NUMBER (Include area code) Final Performance Report for FA9550-10-1-0134 to: Dr. Harold Weinstock (HBCU) DOPED GRAPHENE AND GRAPHITE AS A...23 July 2013 I. Results on doped Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite: In our first year we observed possible superconductivity using

  9. Quantum Public-Key Cryptography and Quantum Circuits of Viterbi Decoding


    横尾, 隆文; 清野, 光弘; Yokoo, Takafumi; Seino, Mitsuhiro


    The quantum circuits to generate the public-key determined by OTU2000 are suggested. The quantum circuits structured by n units for Shor's algorithm are discussed. Public-keys calculated by the quantum computer implemented quantum circuits proposed in this paper are generated in polynomial time by using discrete logarithm transformation. And the quantum circuits programmed by Grover's algorithm which perform Viterbi decoding processing on the assumption that communications are realized by OTU...

  10. Predictability of Dental Emergencies by Panography. (United States)


    tissue (Fig 3). 4) An unerupted third molar with or without a pericoronal radiolucency, which was highly suggestive of pericoronitis due to its...15 clinical criteria 13 for identifying potential predictors of acute pericoronitis . However, this information was not available at the time this... Pericoronal radiolucencies 102 2.04 TOTAL 732 14.64 BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Grover, P.S.; Carpenter, W.M.; and Allen, G.W. Panoramic radiographic survey of U.S

  11. Prediksi Financial Distress Pada Perusahaan Manufaktur Di Bursa Efek Indonesia

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    Randy Kurnia Permana


    Full Text Available Financial Distress Prediction in Manufacturing Companies at Indonesian Stock ExchangeThis study aims to identify, analyze, demonstrate and test the differences in health status between the model results Grover, Springate, and Zmijewski. The model used by investors who will invest in the company. This study has a characteristic that is tested three models and find the one best model. Data was tested using chi-square test. Results showed Hypothesis 1 accepted that there are differences in health status in the test model of Grover, Springate, and Zmijewski on manufacturing companies listed on the Stock Exchange 2006-2015. Model Springate is the best predictive model than the model Grover and Springate, because it has more components than the other models and models Springate have EBIT  To Current Liabilities component is how much profit the ability to pay debts. This component is a very important component to see financial distress, due to financial distress occur because one debt that not covered by the companyDOI: 10.15408/ess.v7i2.4797

  12. Fixed-point adiabatic quantum search (United States)

    Dalzell, Alexander M.; Yoder, Theodore J.; Chuang, Isaac L.


    Fixed-point quantum search algorithms succeed at finding one of M target items among N total items even when the run time of the algorithm is longer than necessary. While the famous Grover's algorithm can search quadratically faster than a classical computer, it lacks the fixed-point property—the fraction of target items must be known precisely to know when to terminate the algorithm. Recently, Yoder, Low, and Chuang [Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 210501 (2014), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.210501] gave an optimal gate-model search algorithm with the fixed-point property. Previously, it had been discovered by Roland and Cerf [Phys. Rev. A 65, 042308 (2002), 10.1103/PhysRevA.65.042308] that an adiabatic quantum algorithm, operating by continuously varying a Hamiltonian, can reproduce the quadratic speedup of gate-model Grover search. We ask, can an adiabatic algorithm also reproduce the fixed-point property? We show that the answer depends on what interpolation schedule is used, so as in the gate model, there are both fixed-point and non-fixed-point versions of adiabatic search, only some of which attain the quadratic quantum speedup. Guided by geometric intuition on the Bloch sphere, we rigorously justify our claims with an explicit upper bound on the error in the adiabatic approximation. We also show that the fixed-point adiabatic search algorithm can be simulated in the gate model with neither loss of the quadratic Grover speedup nor of the fixed-point property. Finally, we discuss natural uses of fixed-point algorithms such as preparation of a relatively prime state and oblivious amplitude amplification.

  13. Performance of Equal Phase-Shift Search for One Iteration


    D. Li; Chen, J. P.; Huang, H.; X. Li


    Grover presented the phase-shift search by replacing the selective inversions by selective phase shifts of $\\pi /3$. In this paper, we investigate the phase-shift search with general equal phase shifts. We show that for small uncertainties, the failure probability of the Phase-$\\pi /3$ search is smaller than the general phase-shift search and for large uncertainties, the success probability of the large phase-shift search is larger than the Phase-$\\pi /3$ search. Therefore, the large phase-sh...

  14. A quantum heuristic algorithm for the traveling salesman problem (United States)

    Bang, Jeongho; Ryu, Junghee; Lee, Changhyoup; Yoo, Seokwon; Lim, James; Lee, Jinhyoung


    We propose a quantum heuristic algorithm to solve the traveling salesman problem by generalizing the Grover search. Sufficient conditions are derived to greatly enhance the probability of finding the tours with the cheapest costs reaching almost to unity. These conditions are characterized by the statistical properties of tour costs and are shown to be automatically satisfied in the large-number limit of cities. In particular for a continuous distribution of the tours along the cost, we show that the quantum heuristic algorithm exhibits a quadratic speedup compared to its classical heuristic algorithm.

  15. Racing a quantum computer through Minkowski spacetime

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    Biamonte, Jacob D [Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD (United Kingdom)


    The Lorentzian length of a timelike curve connecting both endpoints of a computation in Minkowski spacetime is smaller than the Lorentzian length of the corresponding geodesic. In this talk, I will point out some properties of spacetime that allow an inertial classical computer to outperform a quantum one, at the completion of a long journey. We will focus on a comparison between the optimal quadratic Grover speed up from quantum computing and an n=2 speedup using classical computers and relativistic effects. These results are not practical as a new model of computation, but allow us to probe the ultimate limits physics places on computers.

  16. Interfacing external quantum devices to a universal quantum computer.

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    Antonio A Lagana

    Full Text Available We present a scheme to use external quantum devices using the universal quantum computer previously constructed. We thereby show how the universal quantum computer can utilize networked quantum information resources to carry out local computations. Such information may come from specialized quantum devices or even from remote universal quantum computers. We show how to accomplish this by devising universal quantum computer programs that implement well known oracle based quantum algorithms, namely the Deutsch, Deutsch-Jozsa, and the Grover algorithms using external black-box quantum oracle devices. In the process, we demonstrate a method to map existing quantum algorithms onto the universal quantum computer.

  17. Interfacing external quantum devices to a universal quantum computer. (United States)

    Lagana, Antonio A; Lohe, Max A; von Smekal, Lorenz


    We present a scheme to use external quantum devices using the universal quantum computer previously constructed. We thereby show how the universal quantum computer can utilize networked quantum information resources to carry out local computations. Such information may come from specialized quantum devices or even from remote universal quantum computers. We show how to accomplish this by devising universal quantum computer programs that implement well known oracle based quantum algorithms, namely the Deutsch, Deutsch-Jozsa, and the Grover algorithms using external black-box quantum oracle devices. In the process, we demonstrate a method to map existing quantum algorithms onto the universal quantum computer. © 2011 Lagana et al.

  18. Examining the Conservative Shift from Harsh Justice

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    Joycelyn Pollock


    Full Text Available Recently, a political shift has been observed, in that some political conservatives are now advocating, adjusting, or abandoning draconian drug laws, including mandatory minimums, and funding diversion, re-entry, and drug programs. Vocal proponents of this movement include Grover Norquist, Rand Paul, Edwin Meese, and Mark Levin, from the Texas Public Policy Council. Any movement away from the mass incarceration that has characterized the U.S. correctional policy for the last 30 years is welcomed; however, it is important to note carefully the philosophical foundation of the conservative’s interest in shifting correctional policy. This paper explores the potential factors contributing to this philosophical shift.

  19. Stationary amplitudes of quantum walks on the higher-dimensional integer lattice (United States)

    Komatsu, Takashi; Konno, Norio


    Stationary measures of quantum walks on the one-dimensional integer lattice are well studied. However, the stationary measure for the higher-dimensional case has not been clarified. In this paper, we give the stationary amplitude for quantum walks on the d-dimensional integer lattice with a finite support by solving the corresponding eigenvalue problem. As a corollary, we can obtain the stationary measures of the Grover walks. In fact, the amplitude for the stationary measure is an eigenfunction with eigenvalue 1.

  20. Subspace projection method for unstructured searches with noisy quantum oracles using a signal-based quantum emulation device (United States)

    La Cour, Brian R.; Ostrove, Corey I.


    This paper describes a novel approach to solving unstructured search problems using a classical, signal-based emulation of a quantum computer. The classical nature of the representation allows one to perform subspace projections in addition to the usual unitary gate operations. Although bandwidth requirements will limit the scale of problems that can be solved by this method, it can nevertheless provide a significant computational advantage for problems of limited size. In particular, we find that, for the same number of noisy oracle calls, the proposed subspace projection method provides a higher probability of success for finding a solution than does an single application of Grover's algorithm on the same device.

  1. propiedades psicométricas en adultos mayores

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    Armando Rivera-Ledesma


    Full Text Available La presente investigación propone la adaptación al español y validación de la Escala de Soporte Social (ESS-AM de Tagaya, Okuno, Tamura y Davis (2000, conducida en cuatro muestras independientes de adultos mayores de la Ciudad de México. La escala, de ocho reactivos, mide la percepción de apoyo social mediante un solo factor que explica el 60,7% de la varianza, con una consistencia interna a de 0,84 y correlaciones negativas significativas con la variable soledad. Con base en ello, se concluye que la ESS-AM es un instrumento confiable, útil y sencillo en funciones de tamizaje para evaluar si el adulto mayor cuenta con adecuados niveles de apoyo social percibido.

  2. Surface tension, density, and speed of sound for the ternary mixture {l_brace}diethyl carbonate + p-xylene + decane{r_brace}

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    Mosteiro, Laura; Casas, Lidia M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Legido, Jose L. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain)], E-mail:


    This paper reports the results of a new experimental study of thermophysical properties for the ternary mixture of {l_brace}diethyl carbonate + p-xylene + decane{r_brace}. Surface tension has been measured at 298.15 K and, density and speed of sound have been measured in the temperature range T = (288.15 to 308.15) K. Excess molar volumes, excess isentropic compressibilities, and surface tension deviations, have been calculated from experimental data. Surface tension deviations have been correlated with Cibulka equation and Nagata and Tamura equation was used for the other excess properties. Good accuracy has been obtained. These excess magnitudes are discussed qualitatively in terms of the nature and type of intermolecular interactions of the components involved.

  3. Endohedral Metallofullerene as Molecular High Spin Qubit: Diverse Rabi Cycles in Gd2@C79N. (United States)

    Hu, Ziqi; Dong, Bo-Wei; Liu, Zheng; Liu, Jun-Jie; Su, Jie; Yu, Changcheng; Xiong, Jin; Shi, Di-Er; Wang, Yuanyuan; Wang, Bing-Wu; Ardavan, Arzhang; Shi, Zujin; Jiang, Shang-Da; Gao, Song


    An anisotropic high-spin qubit with long coherence time could scale the quantum system up. It has been proposed that Grover's algorithm can be implemented in such systems. Dimetallic aza[80]fullerenes M 2 @C 79 N (M = Y or Gd) possess an unpaired electron located between two metal ions, offering an opportunity to manipulate spin(s) protected in the cage for quantum information processing. Herein, we report the crystallographic determination of Gd 2 @C 79 N for the first time. This molecular magnet with a collective high-spin ground state (S = 15/2) generated by strong magnetic coupling (J Gd-Rad = 350 ± 20 cm -1 ) has been unambiguously validated by magnetic susceptibility experiments. Gd 2 @C 79 N has quantum coherence and diverse Rabi cycles, allowing arbitrary superposition state manipulation between each adjacent level. The phase memory time reaches 5 μs at 5 K by dynamic decoupling. This molecule fulfills the requirements of Grover's searching algorithm proposed by Leuenberger and Loss.

  4. Coherence number as a discrete quantum resource (United States)

    Chin, Seungbeom


    We introduce a discrete coherence monotone named the coherence number, which is a generalization of the coherence rank to mixed states. After defining the coherence number in a manner similar to that of the Schmidt number in entanglement theory, we present a necessary and sufficient condition of the coherence number for a coherent state to be converted to an entangled state of nonzero k concurrence (a member of the generalized concurrence family with 2 ≤k ≤d ). As an application of the coherence number to a practical quantum system, Grover's search algorithm of N items is considered. We show that the coherence number remains N and falls abruptly when the success probability of a searching process becomes maximal. This phenomenon motivates us to analyze the depletion pattern of Cc(N ) (the last member of the generalized coherence concurrence, nonzero when the coherence number is N ), which turns out to be an optimal resource for the process since it is completely consumed to finish the searching task. The generalization of the original Grover algorithm with arbitrary (mixed) initial states is also discussed, which reveals the boundary condition for the coherence to be monotonically decreasing under the process.

  5. Outcomes for Ab Interno Bleb Revision With a Novel Translimbal Sclerostomy Spatula. (United States)

    Grover, Davinder S; Fellman, Ronald L


    To report outcomes for a novel ab interno bleb revision technique and spatula. This is a retrospective chart review. A total of 21 eyes of 21 patients underwent ab interno bleb revision with the Grover-Fellman biplanar sclerostomy spatula. Mitomycin C was given at least 1 week preoperation. The mean age of the patients and blebs were 67 and 6.75 years, respectively. The mean follow-up is 10.6 months (range: 3 to 17 mo). Mean preoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) (SD) was 21.9 (9.1) mm Hg on 3.7 (1.2) glaucoma medications. At 12 months follow-up, the mean IOP was 12.1 mm Hg on 0.86 medications. Four eyes failed due to uncontrolled IOP needing a tube shunt. One eye failed due to uncontrolled IOP but was lost to follow-up before a tube shunt could be performed. All failures occurred within 3 months. Two eyes had an IOP of interno bleb revision with the Grover-Fellman biplanar sclerostomy spatula, decreasing further more invasive glaucoma procedures.

  6. Entanglement in valence-bond-solid states and quantum search (United States)

    Xu, Ying

    The present dissertation covers two independent subjects: (i) The quantum entanglement in Valence-Bond-Solid states, and (ii) quantum database search algorithms. Both subjects are presented in a self-contained and pedagogical way. (i) The first chapter is a through introduction to the subject of quantum entanglement in Valence-Bond-Solid (VBS) states defined on a lattice or graph. The VBS state was first introduced as the ground state of the celebrated Affleck-Kennedy-Lieb-Tasaki (AKLT) spin chain model in statistical mechanics. Then it became essential in condensed matter physics, quantum information and measurement-based quantum computation. Recent studies elucidated important entanglement properties of the VBS state. We start with the definition of a general AKLT model and the construction of VBS ground states. A subsystem is introduced and described by the density matrix. Exact spectrum properties of the density matrix are proved and discussed. Density matrices of 1-dimensional models are diagonalized and the entanglement entropies (the von Neumann entropy and Renyi entropy) are calculated. The entropies take saturated value and the density matrix is proportional to a projector in the large subsystem limit. (ii) The second chapter is a detailed introduction to the subject of quantum database search algorithms. The problem of searching a large database (a Hilbert space) for a target item is performed by the famous Grover algorithm which locates the target item with probability 1 and a quadratic speed up compared with the corresponding classical algorithm. If the database is partitioned into blocks and one is searching for the block containing the target item instead of the target item itself, then the problem is referred to as partial search. Partial search trades accuracy for speed and the most efficient version is the Grover-Radhakrishnan-Korepin (GRK) algorithm. The target block can be further partitioned into subblocks so that GRK can be performed in a

  7. Atypical energy eigenstates in the Hubbard chain and quantum disentangled liquids. (United States)

    Veness, Thomas; Essler, Fabian H L; Fisher, Matthew P A


    We investigate the implications of integrability for the existence of quantum disentangled liquid (QDL) states in the half-filled one-dimensional Hubbard model. We argue that there exist finite energy-density eigenstates that exhibit QDL behaviour in the sense of Grover & Fisher (2014 J. Stat. Mech.2014, P10010. (doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2014/10/P10010)). These states are atypical in the sense that their entropy density is smaller than that of thermal states at the same energy density. Furthermore, we show that thermal states in a particular temperature window exhibit a weaker form of the QDL property, in agreement with recent results obtained by strong-coupling expansion methods in Veness et al. (2016 ( article is part of the themed issue 'Breakdown of ergodicity in quantum systems: from solids to synthetic matter'. © 2017 The Author(s).

  8. Research on Palmprint Identification Method Based on Quantum Algorithms

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    Hui Li


    Full Text Available Quantum image recognition is a technology by using quantum algorithm to process the image information. It can obtain better effect than classical algorithm. In this paper, four different quantum algorithms are used in the three stages of palmprint recognition. First, quantum adaptive median filtering algorithm is presented in palmprint filtering processing. Quantum filtering algorithm can get a better filtering result than classical algorithm through the comparison. Next, quantum Fourier transform (QFT is used to extract pattern features by only one operation due to quantum parallelism. The proposed algorithm exhibits an exponential speed-up compared with discrete Fourier transform in the feature extraction. Finally, quantum set operations and Grover algorithm are used in palmprint matching. According to the experimental results, quantum algorithm only needs to apply square of N operations to find out the target palmprint, but the traditional method needs N times of calculation. At the same time, the matching accuracy of quantum algorithm is almost 100%.


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    28, 29, 30, 31 May and 1 June REGULAR LECTURE PROGRAMME From 11:00 hrs - Main Auditorium bldg. 500 Quantum computing and Quantum cryptography T. Hey / University of Southampton, GB, and D. Ross / CERN-TH This course will give both an overview and a detailed introduction to quantum computing and quantum cryptography. The first lecture will survey the field, starting from its origins in Feyman's lecture in 1981. The next three lectures will explain in detail the relevance of Bell states and the workings of Grover's Quantum Search and Shor's quantum factorization algorithms. In addition, an explanation of quantum teleportation will be given. The last lecture will survey the recent progress towards realizing working quantum computers and quantum cryptographic systems.

  10. Quantum walks and search algorithms

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    Portugal, Renato


    This book addresses an interesting area of quantum computation called quantum walks, which play an important role in building quantum algorithms, in particular search algorithms. Quantum walks are the quantum analogue of classical random walks. It is known that quantum computers have great power for searching unsorted databases. This power extends to many kinds of searches, particularly to the problem of finding a specific location in a spatial layout, which can be modeled by a graph. The goal is to find a specific node knowing that the particle uses the edges to jump from one node to the next. This book is self-contained with main topics that include: Grover's algorithm, describing its geometrical interpretation and evolution by means of the spectral decomposition of the evolution operater Analytical solutions of quantum walks on important graphs like line, cycles, two-dimensional lattices, and hypercubes using Fourier transforms Quantum walks on generic graphs, describing methods to calculate the limiting d...

  11. Quantum algorithms for testing Boolean functions

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    Erika Andersson


    Full Text Available We discuss quantum algorithms, based on the Bernstein-Vazirani algorithm, for finding which variables a Boolean function depends on. There are 2^n possible linear Boolean functions of n variables; given a linear Boolean function, the Bernstein-Vazirani quantum algorithm can deterministically identify which one of these Boolean functions we are given using just one single function query. The same quantum algorithm can also be used to learn which input variables other types of Boolean functions depend on, with a success probability that depends on the form of the Boolean function that is tested, but does not depend on the total number of input variables. We also outline a procedure to futher amplify the success probability, based on another quantum algorithm, the Grover search.

  12. Demonstration of blind quantum computing. (United States)

    Barz, Stefanie; Kashefi, Elham; Broadbent, Anne; Fitzsimons, Joseph F; Zeilinger, Anton; Walther, Philip


    Quantum computers, besides offering substantial computational speedups, are also expected to preserve the privacy of a computation. We present an experimental demonstration of blind quantum computing in which the input, computation, and output all remain unknown to the computer. We exploit the conceptual framework of measurement-based quantum computation that enables a client to delegate a computation to a quantum server. Various blind delegated computations, including one- and two-qubit gates and the Deutsch and Grover quantum algorithms, are demonstrated. The client only needs to be able to prepare and transmit individual photonic qubits. Our demonstration is crucial for unconditionally secure quantum cloud computing and might become a key ingredient for real-life applications, especially when considering the challenges of making powerful quantum computers widely available.

  13. Research on Palmprint Identification Method Based on Quantum Algorithms (United States)

    Zhang, Zhanzhan


    Quantum image recognition is a technology by using quantum algorithm to process the image information. It can obtain better effect than classical algorithm. In this paper, four different quantum algorithms are used in the three stages of palmprint recognition. First, quantum adaptive median filtering algorithm is presented in palmprint filtering processing. Quantum filtering algorithm can get a better filtering result than classical algorithm through the comparison. Next, quantum Fourier transform (QFT) is used to extract pattern features by only one operation due to quantum parallelism. The proposed algorithm exhibits an exponential speed-up compared with discrete Fourier transform in the feature extraction. Finally, quantum set operations and Grover algorithm are used in palmprint matching. According to the experimental results, quantum algorithm only needs to apply square of N operations to find out the target palmprint, but the traditional method needs N times of calculation. At the same time, the matching accuracy of quantum algorithm is almost 100%. PMID:25105165

  14. Introduction to quantum information science

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    Hayashi, Masahito; Kawachi, Akinori; Kimura, Gen; Ogawa, Tomohiro


    This book presents the basics of quantum information, e.g., foundation of quantum theory, quantum algorithms, quantum entanglement, quantum entropies, quantum coding, quantum error correction and quantum cryptography. The required knowledge is only elementary calculus and linear algebra. This way the book can be understood by undergraduate students. In order to study quantum information, one usually has to study the foundation of quantum theory. This book describes it from more an operational viewpoint which is suitable for quantum information while traditional textbooks of quantum theory lack this viewpoint. The current  book bases on Shor's algorithm, Grover's algorithm, Deutsch-Jozsa's algorithm as basic algorithms. To treat several topics in quantum information, this book covers several kinds of information quantities in quantum systems including von Neumann entropy. The limits of several kinds of quantum information processing are given. As important quantum protocols,this book contains quantum teleport...

  15. Knowledge sharing in international product development teams

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    Sonne, Anne-Mette; Harmsen, Hanne

    development process is by using teams. Teams are considered one of the best tools for exchanging especially tacit knowledge, since this kind of knowledge is transferred best through personal interaction and face-to-face meetings (Madhavan & Grover, 1998; Nonaka, 1994). In accordance with this, more and more...... multinational firms rely on international product development teams (McDonough et al., 2001) as a means to make the most effective use of the company's resources scattered around the world. While a substantial amount of research exists on groups in general, research into new product development teams is more...... limited and especially empirical research on global new product development teams is sparse (McDonough, et al., 2001). Findings from research on teams cannot automatically be generalized and applied to multinational product development teams, since these differ on a range of parameters from domestic teams...

  16. Decomposition of unitary matrices for finding quantum circuits: application to molecular Hamiltonians. (United States)

    Daskin, Anmer; Kais, Sabre


    Constructing appropriate unitary matrix operators for new quantum algorithms and finding the minimum cost gate sequences for the implementation of these unitary operators is of fundamental importance in the field of quantum information and quantum computation. Evolution of quantum circuits faces two major challenges: complex and huge search space and the high costs of simulating quantum circuits on classical computers. Here, we use the group leaders optimization algorithm to decompose a given unitary matrix into a proper-minimum cost quantum gate sequence. We test the method on the known decompositions of Toffoli gate, the amplification step of the Grover search algorithm, the quantum Fourier transform, and the sender part of the quantum teleportation. Using this procedure, we present the circuit designs for the simulation of the unitary propagators of the Hamiltonians for the hydrogen and the water molecules. The approach is general and can be applied to generate the sequence of quantum gates for larger molecular systems.

  17. Unveiling the Black Markets of Pooled Assets

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    Maura Atapattu


    Full Text Available Presence of black markets is not common for every industry but is a unique phenomenon in the industries such as asset pooling and leasing services. The unique business models and the asset flows that we see in such industries are susceptible for such threats and reveals the nature and extent of extent of industry-specific threats. This paper employs agility lens (Overby et al. 2006; Roberts and Grover 2012 to understand how such firms could address the issue of black market threats with the help of network structure. Through a case study of a global asset pooling and leasing company, we reveal the criticality of network structures, the difficulties, inadequacies and impracticalities of current tracking technologies that challenge firms in minimizing such threats.

  18. Quantum simulation of tunneling in small systems. (United States)

    Sornborger, Andrew T


    A number of quantum algorithms have been performed on small quantum computers; these include Shor's prime factorization algorithm, error correction, Grover's search algorithm and a number of analog and digital quantum simulations. Because of the number of gates and qubits necessary, however, digital quantum particle simulations remain untested. A contributing factor to the system size required is the number of ancillary qubits needed to implement matrix exponentials of the potential operator. Here, we show that a set of tunneling problems may be investigated with no ancillary qubits and a cost of one single-qubit operator per time step for the potential evolution, eliminating at least half of the quantum gates required for the algorithm and more than that in the general case. Such simulations are within reach of current quantum computer architectures.

  19. Setting the stage for benefit realization of healthcare IS

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    Svejvig, Per; Andersen, Povl Erik Rostgård

    The relationship between information technology and organizational performance has been a recurring theme in IS research (Kohli and Grover 2008; Melville et al. 2004). Given the enormous investment in IT the discussion on how to obtain value and payoff from IT has become very important for public...... turn out to be a source of competitive advantage. Brynjolfsson and Saunders (2010: 10) furthermore state that “using technology effectively matters more now than ever before” as IT is an important driver of innovation. The IT value debate has also diffused into healthcare ( Devaraj and Kohli 2000......; Friedman and Wyatt 1997), and are closely related to a more general discussion about measuring the performance of healthcare systems (Murray and Frenk 2011; Reeves et al. 2011). The general discussion about IT value and the broader discussion in healthcare about measuring performance motivated us to start...

  20. Undergraduate computational physics projects on quantum computing (United States)

    Candela, D.


    Computational projects on quantum computing suitable for students in a junior-level quantum mechanics course are described. In these projects students write their own programs to simulate quantum computers. Knowledge is assumed of introductory quantum mechanics through the properties of spin 1/2. Initial, more easily programmed projects treat the basics of quantum computation, quantum gates, and Grover's quantum search algorithm. These are followed by more advanced projects to increase the number of qubits and implement Shor's quantum factoring algorithm. The projects can be run on a typical laptop or desktop computer, using most programming languages. Supplementing resources available elsewhere, the projects are presented here in a self-contained format especially suitable for a short computational module for physics students.

  1. Desert Research and Technology Study 2003 Trip Report/ICES Paper (United States)

    Ross, Amy; Kosmo, Joseph J.; Janoiko, Barbara; Eppler, Dean


    The Advanced Extra-vehicular Activity (EVA) team of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) Crew and Thermal Systems Division (CTSD) participated in the Desert Research and Technology Study (RATS) in September 2003, at Meteor Crater, AZ. The Desert RATS is an integrated remote field site te t with team members from several NASA centers (Johnson Space Center; Glenn and Ames Research Centers) and universities (Bowling Green State University, University of Cincinnati, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) participating. Each week of the two-week field test had a primary focus. The primary test hardware for the first week was the I-Gravity Lunar Rover Training Vehicle, or Grover, which was on loan to NASA from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Research Program. The 2003 Grover driving test results serve as a rover performance characterization baseline for the Science, Crew, Operation and Utility Testbed (SCOUT) project team, which will be designing and fabricating a next generation roving vehicle prototype in Fiscal Year (FY) 2004. The second week of testing focused on EVA geologic traverses that utilized a geologic sample field analysis science trailer and also focused on human-robotic interaction between the suited subjects and the EVA Robotic Assistant (ERA). This paper will review the Advanced EVA team's role in the context of the overall Desert RATS, as well as the EVA team results and lessons learned. For information regarding other test participants' results, the authors can refer interested parties to the test reports produced by those Desert RATS teams.

  2. Quantum circuits for cryptanalysis (United States)

    Amento, Brittanney Jaclyn

    Finite fields of the form F2 m play an important role in coding theory and cryptography. We show that the choice of how to represent the elements of these fields can have a significant impact on the resource requirements for quantum arithmetic. In particular, we show how the Gaussian normal basis representations and "ghost-bit basis" representations can be used to implement inverters with a quantum circuit of depth O(mlog(m)). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first construction with subquadratic depth reported in the literature. Our quantum circuit for the computation of multiplicative inverses is based on the Itoh-Tsujii algorithm which exploits the property that, in a normal basis representation, squaring corresponds to a permutation of the coefficients. We give resource estimates for the resulting quantum circuit for inversion over binary fields F2 m based on an elementary gate set that is useful for fault-tolerant implementation. Elliptic curves over finite fields F2 m play a prominent role in modern cryptography. Published quantum algorithms dealing with such curves build on a short Weierstrass form in combination with affine or projective coordinates. In this thesis we show that changing the curve representation allows a substantial reduction in the number of T-gates needed to implement the curve arithmetic. As a tool, we present a quantum circuit for computing multiplicative inverses in F2m in depth O(m log m) using a polynomial basis representation, which may be of independent interest. Finally, we change our focus from the design of circuits which aim at attacking computational assumptions on asymmetric cryptographic algorithms to the design of a circuit attacking a symmetric cryptographic algorithm. We consider a block cipher, SERPENT, and our design of a quantum circuit implementing this cipher to be used for a key attack using Grover's algorithm as in [18]. This quantum circuit is essential for understanding the complexity of Grover's algorithm.

  3. Classifying Taiwan Lianas with Radiating Plates of Xylem

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    Sheng-Zehn Yang


    Full Text Available Radiating plates of xylem are a lianas cambium variation, of which, 22 families have this feature. This study investigates 15 liana species representing nine families with radiating plates of xylem structures. The features of the transverse section and epidermis in fresh liana samples are documented, including shapes and colors of xylem and phloem, ray width and numbers, and skin morphology. Experimental results indicated that the shape of phloem fibers in Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. hancei is gradually tapered and flame-like, which is in contrast with the other characteristics of this type, including those classified as rays. Both inner and outer cylinders of vascular bundles are found in Piper kwashoense, and the irregularly inner cylinder persists yet gradually diminishes. Red crystals are numerous in the cortex of Celastrus kusanoi. Aristolochia shimadai and A. zollingeriana develop a combination of two cambium variants, radiating plates of xylem and a lobed xylem. The shape of phloem in Stauntonia obovatifoliola is square or truncate, and its rays are numerous. Meanwhile, that of Neoalsomitra integrifolia is blunt and its rays are fewer. As for the features of a stem surface within the same family, Cyclea ochiaiana is brownish in color and has a deep vertical depression with lenticels, Pericampylus glaucus is greenish in color with a vertical shallow depression. Within the same genus, Aristolochia shimadai develops lenticels, which are not in A. zollingeriana; although the periderm developed in Clematis grata is a ring bark and tears easily, that of Clematis tamura is thick and soft.

  4. Investigation of tick-borne bacteria (Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma spp., Ehrlichia spp. and Borrelia spp.) in ticks collected from Andean tapirs, cattle and vegetation from a protected area in Ecuador. (United States)

    Pesquera, Cristina; Portillo, Aránzazu; Palomar, Ana M; Oteo, José A


    Ixodid ticks play an important role in the transmission and ecology of infectious diseases. Information about the circulation of tick-borne bacteria in ticks is lacking in Ecuador. Our aims were to investigate the tick species that parasitize Andean tapirs and cattle, and those present in the vegetation from the buffer zone of the Antisana Ecological Reserve and Cayambe-Coca National Park (Ecuador), and to investigate the presence of tick-borne bacteria. Tick species were identified based on morphologic and genetic criteria. Detection of tick-borne bacteria belonging to Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Borrelia genera was performed by PCRs. Our ticks included 91 Amblyomma multipunctum, 4 Amblyomma spp., 60 Rhipicephalus microplus, 5 Ixodes spp. and 1 Ixodes boliviensis. A potential Candidatus Rickettsia species closest to Rickettsia monacensis and Rickettsia tamurae (designated Rickettsia sp. 12G1) was detected in 3 R. microplus (3/57, 5.3%). In addition, Anaplasma spp., assigned at least to Anaplasma phagocytophilum (or closely related genotypes) and Anaplasma marginale, were found in 2 A. multipunctum (2/87, 2.3%) and 13 R. microplus (13/57, 22.8%). This is the first description of Rickettsia sp. in ticks from Ecuador, and the analyses of sequences suggest the presence of a potential novel Rickettsia species. Ecuadorian ticks from Andear tapirs, cattle and vegetation belonging to Amblyomma and Rhipicephalus genera were infected with Anaplasmataceae. Ehrlichia spp. and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato were not found in any ticks.

  5. Computation of improved tidal parameters at the gravimetric station of Brasimone

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    P. Baldi


    Full Text Available Since 1991 a GWR superconducting gravimeter has been working in a laboratory at the Brasimone ENEA Research Centre, near Bologna (Italy, in the frame of an experimental program to verify Newton's law over distances of the order of 10-100 m. Owing to the aim of the experiment, the gravimeter was moved to different laboratories in the same area, but from August 1995 to date it has been working continuously in the same laboratory in the frame of the preliminary program of the Global Geodynamics Project. The site, belonging to a building of a dismissed nuclear power plant, is free from noise due to human activities, and is thus highly suitable for recording Earth tides. Starting from a set of gravimetric and atmospheric pressure data of high quality relative to 22 months of observation, we performed the tidal analysis using Eterna 3.2 software in order to compute amplitudes, gravimetric factors and phases of the main waves of the Tamura 1987 catalogue. The accuracy of the method adopted for the calibration of the gravimeter, the values of the principal waves and the result of the computation of atmospheric pressure admittance are described.

  6. Challenges and Alternatives in Tsunami Water Levels Processing in NOAA/NCEI-CO Global Water-Level Data Repository (United States)

    Mungov, G.; Dunbar, P. K.; Stroker, K. J.; Sweeney, A.


    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information is data repository for high-resolution, integrated water-level data to support tsunami research, risk assessment and mitigation to protect life and property damages along the coasts. NCEI responsibilities include, but are not limited to process, archiv and distribut and coastal water level data from different sourcesg tsunami and storm-surge inundation, sea-level change, climate variability, etc. High-resolution data for global historical tsunami events are collected by the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART®) tsunameter network maintained by NOAA's National Data Buoy Center NDBC, coastal tide-gauges maintained by NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) and Tsunami Warning Centers, historic marigrams and images, bathymetric data, and from other national and international sources. NCEI-CO water level database is developed in close collaboration with all data providers along with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. We outline here the present state in water-level data processing regarding the increasing needs for high-precision, homogeneous and "clean" tsunami records from data different sources and different sampling interval. Two tidal models are compared: the Mike Foreman's improved oceanographic model (2009) and the Akaike Bayesian Information Criterion approach applied by Tamura et al. (1991). The effects of filtering and the limits of its application are also discussed along with the used method for de-spiking the raw time series.

  7. Non-Markovian reduced dynamics of ultrafast charge transfer at an oligothiophene–fullerene heterojunction

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    Hughes, Keith H., E-mail: [School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW (United Kingdom); Cahier, Benjamin [School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW (United Kingdom); Martinazzo, Rocco [Dipartimento di Chimica Università degli Studi di Milano, v. Golgi 19, 20133 Milano (Italy); Tamura, Hiroyuki [WPI-Advanced Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Burghardt, Irene [Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt, Max-von-Laue-Str. 7, 60438 Frankfurt/Main (Germany)


    Highlights: • Quantum dynamical study of exciton dissociation at a heterojunction interface. • The non-Markovian quantum dynamics involves a highly structured spectral density. • Spectral density is reconstructed from an effective mode transformation of the Hamiltonian. • The dynamics is studied using the hierarchical equations of motion approach. • It was found that the temperature has little effect on the charge transfer. - Abstract: We extend our recent quantum dynamical study of the exciton dissociation and charge transfer at an oligothiophene–fullerene heterojunction interface (Tamura et al., 2012) [6] by investigating the process using the non-perturbative hierarchical equations of motion (HEOM) approach. Based upon an effective mode reconstruction of the spectral density the effect of temperature on the charge transfer is studied using reduced density matrices. It was found that the temperature had little effect on the charge transfer and a coherent dynamics persists over the first few tens of femtoseconds, indicating that the primary charge transfer step proceeds by an activationless pathway.

  8. Thermophysical properties for (diethyl carbonate + p-xylene + octane) ternary system

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    Mosteiro, L. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Casas, L.M., E-mail: [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Curras, M.R. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Mariano, A.B. [Laboratorio de Fisicoquimica, Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de Comahue, 8300 Neuquen (Argentina); Legido, J.L. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain)


    Highlights: > Thermophysical properties of (diethyl carbonate + p-xylene + octane) were measured. > Excess molar volumes and isentropic compressibilities were determined and correlated. > Ternary surface tension deviations were correlated using Cibulka equation. > Intermolecular interactions based on the derived properties trend were discussed. - Abstract: The density and speed of sound of the ternary mixture (diethyl carbonate + p-xylene + octane) have been measured at atmospheric pressure and in the temperature range T = (288.15 to 308.15) K. Besides, surface tension has been also determined for the same mixture at T = 298.15 K. The experimental measurements have allowed the calculation of the corresponding derived properties: excess molar volumes, excess isentropic compressibilities, and surface tension deviations. Excess properties have been correlated using Nagata and Tamura equation and correlation for the surface tension deviation has been done with the Cibulka equation. Good accuracy has been obtained. Based on the variations of the derived properties values with composition, a qualitative discussion about the intermolecular interactions was drawn.

  9. Damage Degree Evaluation of Earthquake Area Using UAV Aerial Image

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    Jinhong Chen


    Full Text Available An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV system and its aerial image analysis method are developed to evaluate the damage degree of earthquake area. Both the single-rotor and the six-rotor UAVs are used to capture the visible light image of ground targets. Five types of typical ground targets are considered for the damage degree evaluation: the building, the road, the mountain, the riverway, and the vegetation. When implementing the image analysis, first the Image Quality Evaluation Metrics (IQEMs, that is, the image contrast, the image blur, and the image noise, are used to assess the imaging definition. Second, once the image quality is qualified, the Gray Level Cooccurrence Matrix (GLCM texture feature, the Tamura texture feature, and the Gabor wavelet texture feature are computed. Third, the Support Vector Machine (SVM classifier is employed to evaluate the damage degree. Finally, a new damage degree evaluation (DDE index is defined to assess the damage intensity of earthquake. Many experiment results have verified the correctness of proposed system and method.

  10. Control Region-mtDNA heterogeneity of Kalimantan false gharial (Tomistoma schiegelii population: a preliminary study

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    Hellen Hellen


    Full Text Available The preliminary genetic study on Kalimantan false gharial from the wild was reported. Eleven tail scutes were collected fromeleven individuals that originally consisting of two individuals from Kapuas River, one individual from Sentarum Lake, Jelai River,Mapam River, Perian Lake, and Lamandau River, two individuals from Barito River and three individuals from Mahakam River. PCRamplifying and sequencing 451 nucleotides in average that can be aligned at the same length of control region mitochondrial DNA.Among 11 individuals found eight polymorphic sites that consisted four haplotypes (A, B, C, and D respectively, which is haplotypeA is dominant. Based on phylogenetic tree that constructed by Tamura-Nei parameter, false gharial population in Kalimantan can bedivided into two population groups; there were Central-Eastern Kalimantan population group and Western Kalimantan populationgroup. Based on the hypothesis of landmasses separating between central-eastern Kalimantan and western Kalimantan that known asSchwaner Mountains, the genetic distance D = 1.53% was expected to be equal to 20 million years.


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    Full Text Available Defining the genetic structure of a particular population of marine turtle is an essential ecological aspect to promote their conservation and enhancement because the resources-protect schemes should be made to the each population unit. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA has been proven effective for detecting population structure in nesting population. We use this method to assess the stock/population of green turtle ( Chelonia mydas in the Sukamade nesting beach. Three haplotypes, i.e. C3, CS, and the new one that we called Sl were found. Haplotype (hd and nucleotide diversities (? were calculated to be 0.538 ± 0.115 and 0.00381, respectively. The closest genetic distance was 0.003 (between C3 and CS, and the longest was 0.011 (between C3 and Sl. Comparison between the genetic distances that found in this research and those defined for the Australasian region by Moritz et al ( 2002 is presented as a phylogenetic tree. Pairwise Fst using molecular distances following the model of Tamura-Nei for nucleotide substitution, as well as two other tests, i.e. pairwise Fst using haplotype frequencies, and the Exact test strongly indicates that the nesting population of Sukamade beach is genetically distinct as compared to the other nesting population within the Australasian region.


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    Sayuri P. Tamura M.


    Full Text Available «Disertación sobre equidad y justicia» es básicamente una respuesta a una inquietud en particular que yo tenía sobre las distintas posiciones que existen sobre estos dos temas y cómo definir cuál es la más acertada. Hice una descripción del punto de vista de Amartya Sen –la violación de los derechos sobre la propiedad privada es justificable si evitan las hambrunas2– frente al de Robert Nozick –la propiedad privada es un derecho fundamental y como tal debe ser respetado3–, sin embargo, aunque ambos enfoques son totalmente contrarios tienen mucho sentido, por lo cual es bastante difícil decidirse por uno en particular. Fue de esta forma, enfrentando sus opiniones, que yo logré desarrollar una posición frente a estas dos perspectivas, y así dar mi opinión al DISERTACIÓN SOBRE JUSTICIA Y EQUIDAD SAYURI P. TAMURA M. Estudiante de Economía y Negocios Internacionales de la Universidad ICESI. respecto. Al final, llegué a una conclusión, que aunque no es la más original y tampoco es la única, tiene mucho sentido y seguramente de ser posible, la situación del país podría cambiar para bien.

  13. Direct surface magnetometry with photoemission magnetic x-ray dichroism

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    Tobin, J.G.; Goodman, K.W. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States); Schumann, F.O. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)] [and others


    Element specific surface magnetometry remains a central goal of synchrotron radiation based studies of nanomagnetic structures. One appealing possibility is the combination of x-ray absorption dichroism measurements and the theoretical framework provided by the {open_quotes}sum rules.{close_quotes} Unfortunately, sum rule analysis are hampered by several limitations including delocalization of the final state, multi-electronic phenomena and the presence of surface dipoles. An alternative experiment, Magnetic X-Ray Dichroism in Photoelectron Spectroscopy, holds out promise based upon its elemental specificity, surface sensitivity and high resolution. Computational simulations by Tamura et al. demonstrated the relationship between exchange and spin orbit splittings and experimental data of linear and circular dichroisms. Now the authors have developed an analytical framework which allows for the direct extraction of core level exchange splittings from circular and linear dichroic photoemission data. By extending a model initially proposed by Venus, it is possible to show a linear relation between normalized dichroism peaks in the experimental data and the underlying exchange splitting. Since it is reasonable to expect that exchange splittings and magnetic moments track together, this measurement thus becomes a powerful new tool for direct surface magnetometry, without recourse to time consuming and difficult spectral simulations. The theoretical derivation will be supported by high resolution linear and circular dichroism data collected at the Spectromicroscopy Facility of the Advanced Light Source.

  14. A phylogroup of the Siberian chipmunk from Korea (Tamias sibiricus barberi) revealed from the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene. (United States)

    Koh, Hung Sun; Wang, Jinxing; Lee, Bae Kun; Yang, Byong Guk; Heo, Seon Wook; Jang, Kyung Hee; Chun, Tae Yong


    In the full sequences of the mtDNA cytochrome b gene, 26 haplotypes (Tamias sibiricus barberi) from six localities of central and southern Korea were distinct from 21 haplotypes (Tamias sibiricus orientalis) from five localities of northeast China and Vladivostok, Russia. The average Tamura-Nei nucleotide distance between the subspecies (11.40%) and maximum infrasubspecific distances (3.74% and 4.72%) support the subspecies classification of T. s. barberi based on morphometric comparison. The 26 haplotypes of T. s. barberi were also distinct from 2 haplotypes of T. s. orientalis and Tamias sibiricus jacutensis from far-east Russia (average distance, 11.86%). Thus T. s. barberi constitutes a "phylogroup" (average nucleotide distance > 10%); analyses with nuclear genes of northeast Asian specimens, including North Korean ones, are necessary to clarify its taxonomic status. Furthermore, 49 haplotypes of T. sibiricus from eastern Asia differed from 19 haplotypes of another 18 Tamias spp. from America (weighted-average distance, 18.58%). T. sibiricus is, therefore, distinct enough to be recognized as a subgenus, Eutamias.

  15. Flood vulnerability evaluation in complex urban areas (United States)

    Giosa, L.; Pascale, S.; Sdao, F.; Sole, A.; Cantisani, A.


    This paper deals the conception, the development and the subsequent validation of an integrated numerical model for the assessment of systemic vulnerability in complex and urbanized areas, subject to flood risk. The proposed methodology is based on the application of the concept of "systemic vulnerability", the model is a mathematician-decisional model action to estimate the vulnerability of complex a territorial system during a flood event. The model uses a group of "pressure pointers" in order to define, qualitatively and quantitatively, the influence exercised on the territorial system from factors like as those physicists, social, economic, etc.. The model evaluates the exposure to the flood risk of the elements that belong to a system. The proposed model, which is based on the studies of Tamura et al., 2000; Minciardi et al., 2004; Pascale et al., 2008; considers the vulnerability not as a characteristic of a particular element at risk, but as a peculiarity of a complex territorial system, in which the different elements are reciprocally linked in a functional way. The proposed model points out the elements with the major functional lost and that make the whole system critical. This characteristic makes the proposed model able to support a correct territorial planning and a suitable management of the emergency following natural disasters such as floods. The proposed approach was tested on the study area in the city of Potenza, southern Italy.

  16. Nominated Texture Based Cervical Cancer Classification

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    Edwin Jayasingh Mariarputham


    Full Text Available Accurate classification of Pap smear images becomes the challenging task in medical image processing. This can be improved in two ways. One way is by selecting suitable well defined specific features and the other is by selecting the best classifier. This paper presents a nominated texture based cervical cancer (NTCC classification system which classifies the Pap smear images into any one of the seven classes. This can be achieved by extracting well defined texture features and selecting best classifier. Seven sets of texture features (24 features are extracted which include relative size of nucleus and cytoplasm, dynamic range and first four moments of intensities of nucleus and cytoplasm, relative displacement of nucleus within the cytoplasm, gray level cooccurrence matrix, local binary pattern histogram, tamura features, and edge orientation histogram. Few types of support vector machine (SVM and neural network (NN classifiers are used for the classification. The performance of the NTCC algorithm is tested and compared to other algorithms on public image database of Herlev University Hospital, Denmark, with 917 Pap smear images. The output of SVM is found to be best for the most of the classes and better results for the remaining classes.

  17. Genetic identification of marine eels through DNA barcoding from Parangipettai coastal waters

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    Samuel Peninal


    Full Text Available Anguilliformes, also known as “true eels”, are an ecologically diverse group of predominantly marine origin whose members were easily recognized by their extremely elongated bodies with reduced cross-sectional areas and universal lack of pelvic fins. The Marine Eels were collected from landing centres of Parangipettai coastal waters and identified based on their morphometric and meristic characters. The newly recorded species were used for the barcoding analysis. Information on molecular taxonomy of marine eels was very meagre and hence, the present study was aimed to study the barcoding of marine eels which were present along the southeast coast of India. The cube of lateral muscle was exercised for DNA isolation followed by its amplification. Cluster IX 2.06 was used to align the nucleotide sequences (Thomson, 1997. The evolutionary history was inferred using the Neighbor-Joining method (Saitou and Nei, 1987. The evolutionary distances were computed using the Maximum Composite Likelihood method (Tamura et al., 2004. The barcodes sequences were submitted in NCBI (National centre for Biotechnological Information. The species within genera of Muraenidae, Muraenesocidae and Ophichthidae family were clustered in a same clade with high bootstrap value. The evolutionary relationships of six species were analyzed using neighbor joining method. This results of phylogenetic tree showed maximum genetic relatedness with the sequenced results which were submitted in gene bank.

  18. Paixões desnaturadas? Notas para uma ecologia queer Unnatural passions: notes for a queer Ecology

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    Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands


    Full Text Available O presente artigo se propõe a pensar uma perspectiva queer para a ecologia política. Percebendo o heterossexismo como parte da rede opressiva de relações de poder, por meio da qual as relações humanas com a natureza são organizadas, Sandilands preocupase em propor um outro modo de vermos as relações entre natureza, seres humanos e sexualidade. O artigo trata dos primórdios dos movimentos ambientais na América do Norte e das diferentes ideologias que ligam, heteronormativamente, espaços naturais à heterossexualidade e homossexualidade a uma degeneração urbana. Para confrontar essa oposição entre natureza e homossexualidade, vai buscar na literatura e na história do movimento LGBTT (Lésbicas, Gays, Bisexuais, Travestis, Transexuais e Transgêneros na América do Norte inspiração para propor uma ecologia queer; com esse propósito, nos apresenta Zita Grover com sua conexão metafórica entre a "AIDS e outros desmatamentos" como uma das grandes inspirações para essa tarefa. Sua perspectiva ambiental, fundada na experiência dolorosa partilhada por uma comunidade que se encontrou de repente fortemente afetada pela AIDS, possibilita a ela um olhar ecologicamente sensível.This paper advocates for a queer perspective in political ecology. Understanding heterossexism as part of the oppressive network of relations that organizes the human-nature connections, Sandilands proposes another way to view nature-human-sexuality relations. She tells us about the beginning of the environmental movement in North America and the different heteronormative ideologies that connect natural spaces to heterossexuality while seeing homosexuality as related to an urban degenerescence. She seeks inspiration in LGBT literature and history to confront this opposition of nature and homossexuality to propose a queer ecology. The most inspirational words come from Zita Grover, whose perspective in ecology marked by the painful experience of being affected

  19. QDENSITY—A Mathematica quantum computer simulation (United States)

    Juliá-Díaz, Bruno; Burdis, Joseph M.; Tabakin, Frank


    This Mathematica 6.0 package is a simulation of a Quantum Computer. The program provides a modular, instructive approach for generating the basic elements that make up a quantum circuit. The main emphasis is on using the density matrix, although an approach using state vectors is also implemented in the package. The package commands are defined in Qdensity.m which contains the tools needed in quantum circuits, e.g., multiqubit kets, projectors, gates, etc. New version program summaryProgram title: QDENSITY 2.0 Catalogue identifier: ADXH_v2_0 Program summary URL: Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 26 055 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 227 540 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: Mathematica 6.0 Operating system: Any which supports Mathematica; tested under Microsoft Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, and Linux FC4 Catalogue identifier of previous version: ADXH_v1_0 Journal reference of previous version: Comput. Phys. Comm. 174 (2006) 914 Classification: 4.15 Does the new version supersede the previous version?: Offers an alternative, more up to date, implementation Nature of problem: Analysis and design of quantum circuits, quantum algorithms and quantum clusters. Solution method: A Mathematica package is provided which contains commands to create and analyze quantum circuits. Several Mathematica notebooks containing relevant examples: Teleportation, Shor's Algorithm and Grover's search are explained in detail. A tutorial, Tutorial.nb is also enclosed. Reasons for new version: The package has been updated to make it fully compatible with Mathematica 6.0 Summary of revisions: The package has been updated to make it fully compatible with Mathematica 6.0 Running time: Most examples

  20. Building phylogenetic trees from molecular data with MEGA. (United States)

    Hall, Barry G


    Phylogenetic analysis is sometimes regarded as being an intimidating, complex process that requires expertise and years of experience. In fact, it is a fairly straightforward process that can be learned quickly and applied effectively. This Protocol describes the several steps required to produce a phylogenetic tree from molecular data for novices. In the example illustrated here, the program MEGA is used to implement all those steps, thereby eliminating the need to learn several programs, and to deal with multiple file formats from one step to another (Tamura K, Peterson D, Peterson N, Stecher G, Nei M, Kumar S. 2011. MEGA5: molecular evolutionary genetics analysis using maximum likelihood, evolutionary distance, and maximum parsimony methods. Mol Biol Evol. 28:2731-2739). The first step, identification of a set of homologous sequences and downloading those sequences, is implemented by MEGA's own browser built on top of the Google Chrome toolkit. For the second step, alignment of those sequences, MEGA offers two different algorithms: ClustalW and MUSCLE. For the third step, construction of a phylogenetic tree from the aligned sequences, MEGA offers many different methods. Here we illustrate the maximum likelihood method, beginning with MEGA's Models feature, which permits selecting the most suitable substitution model. Finally, MEGA provides a powerful and flexible interface for the final step, actually drawing the tree for publication. Here a step-by-step protocol is presented in sufficient detail to allow a novice to start with a sequence of interest and to build a publication-quality tree illustrating the evolution of an appropriate set of homologs of that sequence. MEGA is available for use on PCs and Macs from

  1. Toward a complete theory for predicting inclusive deuteron breakup away from stability

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    Potel, G.; Li, W.; Rotureau, J. [Michigan State University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI (United States); Perdikakis, G. [Michigan State University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI (United States); Central Michigan University, Department of Physics, Mt. Pleasant, MI (United States); Center for the Evolution of the Elements, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, East Lansing, MI (United States); Carlson, B.V. [DCTA, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Atkinson, M.C.; Dickhoff, W.H. [Washington University, Department of Physics, St. Louis, MO (United States); Escher, J.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States); Hussein, M.S. [DCTA, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Universidade de Sao Paulo, Departamento de Fisica Matematica, Instituto de Fisica, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Universidade de Sao Paulo, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Lei, J.; Moro, A.M. [Universidad de Sevilla, Departamento de FAMN, Sevilla (Spain); Macchiavelli, A.O. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Nuclear Science Division, Berkeley, CA (United States); Nunes, F.M. [Michigan State University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI (United States); Michigan State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, East Lansing, MI (United States); Pain, S.D. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Physics Division, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)


    We present an account of the current status of the theoretical treatment of inclusive (d, p) reactions in the breakup-fusion formalism, pointing to some applications and making the connection with current experimental capabilities. Three independent implementations of the reaction formalism have been recently developed, making use of different numerical strategies. The codes also originally relied on two different but equivalent representations, namely the prior (Udagawa-Tamura, UT) and the post (Ichimura-Austern-Vincent, IAV) representations. The different implementations have been benchmarked for the first time, and then applied to the Ca isotopic chain. The neutron-Ca propagator is described in the Dispersive Optical Model (DOM) framework, and the interplay between elastic breakup (EB) and non-elastic breakup (NEB) is studied for three Ca isotopes at two different bombarding energies. The accuracy of the description of different reaction observables is assessed by comparing with experimental data of (d, p) on {sup 40,48}Ca. We discuss the predictions of the model for the extreme case of an isotope ({sup 60}Ca) currently unavailable experimentally, though possibly available in future facilities (nominally within production reach at FRIB). We explore the use of (d, p) reactions as surrogates for (n,γ) processes, by using the formalism to describe the compound nucleus formation in a (d,pγ) reaction as a function of excitation energy, spin, and parity. The subsequent decay is then computed within a Hauser-Feshbach formalism. Comparisons between the (d,pγ) and (n,γ) induced gamma decay spectra are discussed to inform efforts to infer neutron captures from (d,pγ) reactions. Finally, we identify areas of opportunity for future developments, and discuss a possible path toward a predictive reaction theory. (orig.)

  2. An enhanced PSO-DEFS based feature selection with biometric authentication for identification of diabetic retinopathy

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    Umarani Balakrishnan


    Full Text Available Recently, automatic diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy (DR from the retinal image is the most significant research topic in the medical applications. Diabetic macular edema (DME is the major reason for the loss of vision in patients suffering from DR. Early identification of the DR enables to prevent the vision loss and encourage diabetic control activities. Many techniques are developed to diagnose the DR. The major drawbacks of the existing techniques are low accuracy and high time complexity. To overcome these issues, this paper proposes an enhanced particle swarm optimization-differential evolution feature selection (PSO-DEFS based feature selection approach with biometric authentication for the identification of DR. Initially, a hybrid median filter (HMF is used for pre-processing the input images. Then, the pre-processed images are embedded with each other by using least significant bit (LSB for authentication purpose. Simultaneously, the image features are extracted using convoluted local tetra pattern (CLTrP and Tamura features. Feature selection is performed using PSO-DEFS and PSO-gravitational search algorithm (PSO-GSA to reduce time complexity. Based on some performance metrics, the PSO-DEFS is chosen as a better choice for feature selection. The feature selection is performed based on the fitness value. A multi-relevance vector machine (M-RVM is introduced to classify the 13 normal and 62 abnormal images among 75 images from 60 patients. Finally, the DR patients are further classified by M-RVM. The experimental results exhibit that the proposed approach achieves better accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity than the existing techniques.

  3. Detection of latent fingerprints using high-resolution 3D confocal microscopy in non-planar acquisition scenarios (United States)

    Kirst, Stefan; Vielhauer, Claus


    In digitized forensics the support of investigators in any manner is one of the main goals. Using conservative lifting methods, the detection of traces is done manually. For non-destructive contactless methods, the necessity for detecting traces is obvious for further biometric analysis. High resolutional 3D confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) grants the possibility for a detection by segmentation approach with improved detection results. Optimal scan results with CLSM are achieved on surfaces orthogonal to the sensor, which is not always possible due to environmental circumstances or the surface's shape. This introduces additional noise, outliers and a lack of contrast, making a detection of traces even harder. Prior work showed the possibility of determining angle-independent classification models for the detection of latent fingerprints (LFP). Enhancing this approach, we introduce a larger feature space containing a variety of statistical-, roughness-, color-, edge-directivity-, histogram-, Gabor-, gradient- and Tamura features based on raw data and gray-level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) using high resolutional data. Our test set consists of eight different surfaces for the detection of LFP in four different acquisition angles with a total of 1920 single scans. For each surface and angles in steps of 10, we capture samples from five donors to introduce variance by a variety of sweat compositions and application influences such as pressure or differences in ridge thickness. By analyzing the present test set with our approach, we intend to determine angle- and substrate-dependent classification models to determine optimal surface specific acquisition setups and also classification models for a general detection purpose for both, angles and substrates. The results on overall models with classification rates up to 75.15% (kappa 0.50) already show a positive tendency regarding the usability of the proposed methods for LFP detection on varying surfaces in non

  4. Comparisons of Long-term Trend of Crustal Strains and its Principal Axes Measured by Quartz Tube Extensometers and GNSS in Southwestern Miura Peninsula, Japan (United States)

    Higuchi, K.; Tokunaga, T.; Aichi, M.; Shimada, S.


    Quantitative evaluation of long-term crustal strains is important to understand tectonic processes operating in the area of study. The measured strains by quartz tube extensometer in a designated observatory vault usually have high resolution, however, the data are known to contain other signals such as oceanic loading, earth tide, barometric pressure, and rainfall. Also, it is possibly affected by local heterogeneity of rock masses. On the other hand, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) measurement has relatively low resolution but gives regionally averaged strain. GNSS measurement is affected by the temporal changes of the atmospheric conditions such as ZWD (Zenith Wet Delay). Therefore, it is not straightforward to compare the measured strain results obtained from the above mentioned approaches. Here, we analyzed datasets from a set of quartz tube extensometers in an observatory vault and a set of four GNSS receivers, and checked their consistency. The southwestern Miura peninsula, Japan, was selected for this study because we can obtain both data in the area. In our analysis, BAYTAP-G (Tamura et al., 1991) was applied to extract long-term trend components from original records of strains from 1997-2015. We found that the dates of folding points appeared in the long-term trends from both quartz tube extensometer and GNSS were consistent between each other. In addition, directions of maximum principal strain axis estimated from quartz tube extensometer datasets were found to be ranged from SSW to SE during measurement periods, while from SW to SSW from GNSS analysis. These results indicates that the measured strains by extensometers at an observatory vault in this area reflected larger scale strains measured by GNSS.

  5. Population aspects of Sphoeroides testudineus (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae

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    Beatriz Ferenanda Chinchilla Cartagena


    Full Text Available The Tetraodontidae contains about 184 species (Matsuura, 2014, but recent studies have shown the existence of complex and new species in this fishes (Moura e Castro, 2002; Walker and Bussing, 1996; Amaral et al., 2013; Kottelat et al., 2013. Preliminary genetic analysis of Sphoeroides testudineus were conducted with mitochondrial genes ATPase 6-8, cytochrome oxidase c subunit I (COI and control region, concatenated, from Brazilian northern and southern population samples. The haplotype (h and nucleotide diversities (p; the pairwise fixation index (Fst; Tajima’s (1989 and Fu’s (1997 test and an analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA; Excoffier et al. 1992 were estimated using the software Arlequin 3.5 (Excoffier et al., 2005. Neighbour-Joining (using the Kimura 2-parameter distance model; Kimura, 1980 and likelihood (ML trees were constructed with the program Mega 6.06 (Tamura et al., 2013 e PhyML 3.1 (Guidon et al. 2010, respectively; the choice of the better molecular substitution model was made by the software jModeltest (Posada, 2008. The haplotype networks was built with the software Haplowier (Barrett et al., 2005. The star shape of the haplotype network and the great distance between the two clades resulted on it; the two clades obtained in phylogenetics trees and the high and significant Fst values together with the high haplotype diversity values and the low nucleotide diversity, suggest the genetic structure and expansion of S. testudineus in the range this study, that is coincident with the geographical distribution, even if the percentage of variation between the groups (59,7% resulted of AMOVA was not significant, unlike of percentage of variation among groups (41,54%. However, this data doesn't permit assert whether the two clades are distinct enough to characterize a species complex.

  6. Role of neuropsin in parvalbumin immunoreactivity changes in hippocampal basket terminals of mice reared in various environments

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    Harumitsu eSuzuki


    Full Text Available In vitro approaches have suggested that neuropsin (or kallikrein 8/KLK8, which controls gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA neurotransmission through neuregulin-1 and its receptor (ErbB4, is involved in neural plasticity (Tamura et al., 2012, 2013. In the present study, we examined whether parvalbumin (PV-positive neuronal networks, the majority of which are ErbB4-positive GABAergic interneurons, are controlled by neuropsin in tranquil and stimulated voluntarily behaving mice.PV-immunoreactive fibers surrounding hippocampal pyramidal and granular neurons in mice reared in their home cage were decreased in neuropsin-deficient mice, suggesting that neuropsin controls PV immunoreactivity. One- or two-week exposures of wild mice to novel environments, in which they could behave freely and run voluntarily in a wheel resulted in a marked upregulation of both neuropsin mRNA and protein in the hippocampus. To elucidate the functional relevance of the increase in neuropsin during exposure to a rich environment, the intensities of PV-immunoreactive fibers were compared between neuropsin-deficient and wild-type mice under environmental stimuli. When mice were transferred into novel cages (large cages with toys, the intensity of PV-immunoreactive fibers increased in wild-type mice and neuropsin-deficient mice. Therefore, behavioral stimuli control a neuropsin-independent form of PV immunoreactivity. However, the neuropsin-dependent part of the change in PV-immunoreactive fibers may occur in the stimulated hippocampus because increased levels of neuropsin continued during these enriched conditions.

  7. Three years of high precision gravity measurements at the gravimetric station of Brasimone - Italy

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    G. Casula


    Full Text Available From August 1995 up to now, at the Enea Research Center of Brasimone, in the Italian Apennines between Bologna and Florence (Italy: 44º07'N, 11º.07'E, 890 m height, the superconducting gravimeter GWR model TT70 number T015 has been continuously recording the variation of the local gravity field, in the frame of the Global Geodynamics Project. The gravimetric laboratory, being a room of the disused nuclear power plant of Brasimone, is a very stable site, free from noise due to human activities. Data blocks of several months of continuous gravity records have been collected over a time span of three years, together with the meteorological data. The gravimeter has been calibrated at relative accuracy better than 0.3% with the aid of a mobile mass system, by imposed perturbations of the local gravity field and recording the gravimeter response. The results of this calibration technique were checked by two comparison experiments with absolute gravimeters performed during this period: the first, in May 1994 with the aid of the symmetrical rise and fall gravimeter of the Institute of Metrology Colonnetti of Turin, and the second in October 1997 involving an FG5 absolute gravimeter of the Institute de Physique du Globe of Strasbourg. The gravimeter signal was analysed to compute a high precision tidal model for Brasimone site. Starting from a set of gravimetric and atmospheric pressure data of high quality, relative to 46 months of observation, we performed the tidal analysis using Eterna 3.2 software to compute amplitudes, gravimetric factors and phases of the main waves of the Tamura catalogue. Finally a comparison experiment between two of the STS-1/VBB broadband seismometers of the MedNet project network and the gravity records relative to the Balleny Islands earthquake (March 25, 1998 were analysed to look for evidence of normal modes due to the free oscillations of the Earth.

  8. Probing of the pseudogap via thermoelectric properties in the Au-Al-Gd quasicrystal approximant (United States)

    Ishikawa, Asuka; Takagiwa, Yoshiki; Kimura, Kaoru; Tamura, Ryuji


    The pseudogap of the recently discovered Au-Al-Gd quasicrystal approximant crystal (AC) is investigated over a wide electron-per-atom (e /a ) ratio of ˜0.5 using thermoelectric properties as an experimental probe. This Au-Al-Gd AC provides an ideal platform for fine probing of the pseudogap among a number of known ACs because the Au-Al-Gd AC possesses an extraordinarily wide single-phase region with respect to the variation in the electron concentration [A. Ishikawa, T. Hiroto, K. Tokiwa, T. Fujii, and R. Tamura, Phys. Rev. B 93, 024416 (2016), 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.024416], in striking contrast to, for instance, binary stoichiometric C d6R ACs. As a result, a salient peak structure is observed in the Seebeck coefficient, S , with the composition as well as that of the power factor S2σ , in addition to a gradual variation in the conductivity, σ , and S . These two features are directly associated with rapid and slow variations, respectively, of spectral conductivity σ (E ) , and hence the fine structure inside the pseudogap, in the vicinity of the Fermi level EF. Based on the observed continuous variation of the Fermi wave vector reported in the previous experimental work, fine tuning of EF toward an optimal position was attempted, which led to the successful observation of a sharp peak in S2σ with a value of ˜270 μ W /m .K2 at 873 K. This is the highest value ever reported among both Tsai-type and Bergman-type compounds. The dimensionless figure of merit was determined as 0.026 at 873 K, which is also the highest reported among both Tsai-type and Bergman-type compounds.

  9. Ecoepidemiología de la infección por rickettsias en roedores, ectoparásitos y humanos en el noroeste de Antioquia, Colombia

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    Juan Carlos Quintero


    Full Text Available Introducción. Las rickettsias son bacterias patógenas usualmente transmitidas por ectoparásitos, como garrapatas, piojos o pulgas. En la última década se presentaron tres brotes de rickettsiosis con casos fatales en la región noroccidental de Antioquia y en un municipio limítrofe de Córdoba. Objetivo. Describir la ecología y la epidemiología de las infecciones por Rickettsia spp. en el Urabá antioqueño. Materiales y métodos. Se obtuvieron muestras de 354 roedores y se recolectaron 839 ectoparásitos de estos en los municipios de Apartadó, Turbo y Necoclí. Asimismo, se obtuvieron 220 sueros humanos. Estas muestras fueron estudiadas por reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR e inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI para la detección de infección por rickettsias. Resultados. Por IFI se detectaron anticuerpos antirickettsias en 130 (43 % de los roedores y en 53 (24% de los sueros humanos estudiados. Además, se amplificaron secuencias del gen gltA específicas del género Rickettsia en 23 (6,8 % muestras de hígado de roedores, las cuales mostraron una similitud del 98,7 % con R. prowazekii. Una secuencia de gltA obtenida de larvas de garrapatas del género Amblyomma sp., tuvo una identidad mayor de 99 % con las secuencias de R. tamurae. Conclusión. Estos resultados demuestran la circulación de rickettsias en roedores, ectoparásitos y humanos en los municipios estudiados.   doi:

  10. CFD Analysis and Visualization of the Two Phase Flow in a Thermosyphon for a Passive Heat Removal System of a Nuclear Power Plant

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    Seo, Joseph; Lee, Jae Young [Handong Global University, Pohang (Korea, Republic of)


    A thermosyphon, wickless heat pipe, is a heat transfer device of high thermal conductance that functions passively on the principle of evaporation and condensation of a working fluid. The heat-pipe concept was first proposed by Gaugler in 1942. After its independent invention by Grover in the early 1960s, serious development progress was made, and the heat pipe concept was studied intensively for both space and terrestrial applications, because of its beneficial characteristics. Annamalai and Ramalingam developed a CFD modeling for wick part of heat pipe using commercial code, ANSYS CFX. Khurram Kafeel numerically studied thermal hydraulic characteristics of thermosyphon in both transient and steady state. Bandar Fadhl et al. built a CFD modeling for boiling and condensing of thermosyphon using VOF method of ANSYS Fluent. They made user defined function (UDF) to define source term based on Lee model. In this study, CFD model of 1m-thermosyphon has been studied using VOF model. Unlike formal studies, vacuum pressure condition was applied because thermosyphon with vacuum inner pressure is much generally used. Furthermore, to check out hydraulic characteristics of the model, transparent thermosyphon experiment also has been conducted. The main purpose of this research is the investigation of CFD model of thermosyphon. Simulations using VOF method were performed to analyze evaporating, condensing and two phase flow of a thermosyphon. The simulation results show that complex phenomena inside of thermosyphon can be modeled using VOF method. Flow visualizations of working fluid matched well with transparent heat pipe experiment.

  11. Evaluation of efficacy of combinations of five endodontic sealers with five antibiotics against Enterococcus Faecalis - An in-vitro study. (United States)

    Sharma, Deepak; Grover, Rohit; Pinnameneni, Prasanth Sai; Dey, Subhra; Raju, P Ramakrishnam


    To evaluate and compare in vitro the antibacterial efficacy of five antibiotics when added individually to five endodontic sealers against Enterococcus faecalis (EF). This controlled trial with systematic allocation method was carried out to detect the combined antibacterial activity of five endodontic sealers (Kerr sealer EWT, Endomethasone, AH26, AH Plus, Roekoseal) with five antibiotics regularly used (Amoxicillin, metronidazole, azithromyacin, gatifloxacin, doxycycline) on EF. For each sealerantibiotic combinations, thirty BHI agar plates (15 aerobic and 15 anaerobic) were inoculated with EF, containing five sterile paper discs- three of various sealer- antibiotic combinations, one of sealer alone (positive control) & plain disc as negative control were incubated at 370C for 48 hrs and the zone of inhibition was measured. Data analysis was done by ANOVA and Tukey's post- hoc test using SPSS( version 17). The findings of this study revealed that sealer-antibiotic combination containing amoxicillin had the significant difference (pendodontic sealers enhances their antibacterial activity against Enterococcus faecalis. How to cite the article: Sharma D, Grover R, Pinnameneni PS, Dey S, Raju PR. Evaluation of efficacy of combinations of five endodontic sealers with five antibiotics against Enterococcus Faecalis - An in-vitro study. J Int Oral Health 2014;6(2):90-5.

  12. Factors associated with the health and cognition of 6-year-old to 8-year-old children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. (United States)

    Ajayi, Oluwakemi R; Matthews, Glenda; Taylor, Myra; Kvalsvig, Jane; Davidson, Leslie L; Kauchali, Shuaib; Mellins, Claude A


    To investigate 6-year-old to 8-year-old children's health, nutritional status and cognitive development in a predominantly rural area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Cohort study of 1383 children investigating the association of demographic variables (area of residence, sex, pre-school education, HIV status, height for age and haemoglobin level) and family variables (socioeconomic status, maternal and paternal level of education), with children's cognitive performance. The latter was measured using the Grover-Counter Scale of Cognitive Development and subtests of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, second edition (KABC-II). General linear models were used to determine the effect of these predictors. Area of residence and height-for-age were the statistically significant factors affecting cognitive test scores, regardless of attending pre-school. Paternal level of education was also significantly associated with the cognitive test scores of the children for all three cognitive test results, whereas HIV status, sex and their socioeconomic status were not. Children with low cognitive scores tended to be stunted (low height-for-age scores), lacked pre-school education and were younger. Area of residence and their parents' educational level also influenced their cognition. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  13. Recursive linear optical networks for realizing quantum algorithms (United States)

    Tabia, Gelo Noel

    Linear optics has played a leading role in the development of practical quantum technologies. In recent years, advances in integrated quantum photonics have significantly improved the functionality and scalability of linear optical devices. In this talk, I present recursive schemes for implementing quantum Fourier transforms and inversion about the mean in Grover's algorithm with photonic integrated circuits. By recursive, I mean that two copies of a d-dimensional unitary operation is used to build the corresponding unitary operation on 2 d modes. The linear optical networks operate on path-encoded qudits and realize d-dimensional unitary operations using O (d2) elements. To demonstrate that the recursive circuits are viable in practice, I conducted simulations of proof-of-principle experiments using a fabrication model of realistic errors in silicon-based photonic integrated devices. The results indicate high-fidelity performance in the circuits for 2-qubit and 3-qubit quantum Fourier transforms, and for quantum search on 4-item and 8-item databases. This work was funded by institutional research grant IUT2-1 from the Estonian Research Council and by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.

  14. Direct comparison of quantum and simulated annealing on a fully connected Ising ferromagnet (United States)

    Wauters, Matteo M.; Fazio, Rosario; Nishimori, Hidetoshi; Santoro, Giuseppe E.


    We compare the performance of quantum annealing (QA, through Schrödinger dynamics) and simulated annealing (SA, through a classical master equation) on the p -spin infinite range ferromagnetic Ising model, by slowly driving the system across its equilibrium, quantum or classical, phase transition. When the phase transition is second order (p =2 , the familiar two-spin Ising interaction) SA shows a remarkable exponential speed-up over QA. For a first-order phase transition (p ≥3 , i.e., with multispin Ising interactions), in contrast, the classical annealing dynamics appears to remain stuck in the disordered phase, while we have clear evidence that QA shows a residual energy which decreases towards zero when the total annealing time τ increases, albeit in a rather slow (logarithmic) fashion. This is one of the rare examples where a limited quantum speedup, a speedup by QA over SA, has been shown to exist by direct solutions of the Schrödinger and master equations in combination with a nonequilibrium Landau-Zener analysis. We also analyze the imaginary-time QA dynamics of the model, finding a 1 /τ2 behavior for all finite values of p , as predicted by the adiabatic theorem of quantum mechanics. The Grover-search limit p (odd )=∞ is also discussed.

  15. Quantum information processing by nuclear magnetic resonance on quadrupolar nuclei. (United States)

    Teles, João; DeAzevedo, Eduardo R; Freitas, Jair C C; Sarthour, Roberto S; Oliveira, Ivan S; Bonagamba, Tito J


    Nuclear magnetic resonance is viewed as an important technique for the implementation of many quantum information algorithms and protocols. Although the most straightforward approach is to use the two-level system composed of spin 1/2 nuclei as qubits, quadrupolar nuclei, which possess a spin greater than 1/2, are being used as an alternative. In this study, we show some unique features of quadrupolar systems for quantum information processing, with an emphasis on the ability to execute efficient quantum state tomography (QST) using only global rotations of the spin system, whose performance is shown in detail. By preparing suitable states and implementing logical operations by numerically optimized pulses together with the QST method, we follow the stepwise execution of Grover's algorithm. We also review some work in the literature concerning the relaxation of pseudo-pure states in spin 3/2 systems as well as its modelling in both the Redfield and Kraus formalisms. These data are used to discuss differences in the behaviour of the quantum correlations observed for two-qubit systems implemented by spin 1/2 and quadrupolar spin 3/2 systems, also presented in the literature. The possibilities and advantages of using nuclear quadrupole resonance experiments for quantum information processing are also discussed.

  16. PEMODELAN ISOTERMIS SORPSI AIR PADA MODEL PANGAN [Modelling of Moisture Sorption Isotherm in Food Model

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    Dede R Adawiyah*


    Full Text Available Moisture sorption isotherm of food powder products is pertinent in processing and stability of food. Food model consisted of tapioca starch, casein, palm oil and sucrose. The moisture sorption isotherm curves of the food model, tapioca starch and casein were sigmoid indicating the typical shape of amorphous product, while the water sorption isotherm of sucrose was a broken-line curve showing typical shape of crystalline material. The Guggenheim – Anderson-de Boer (GAB model was the best model to predict sigmoid sorption isotherm curve (tapioca starch, casein and food model at the whole range of experimental aw (0.07 – 0.97 while the Braunauer Emnet Teller (BET model only fitted for aw up to 0.6. The Water binding capacity of tapioca at monolayer (Mm was higher than casein and food model but the coefficient of adsorption energy (C was lower than that of casein. Addition of oil at the food model decreased the water binding capacity at monolayer. The Grover model was more suitable than Ross model to predict the water sorption isotherm curve of food model from its composition.

  17. Varietal Preferences and Within-Orchard and Tree Distribution of Newly Recorded Gall Midges, Dasineura amaramanjarae and Procontarinia mangiferae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), From Commercial Mango Cultivars in Pakistan. (United States)

    Rehman, H M; Mahmood, R; Razaq, M; Saeed, R; Jamil, M; Reddy, G V P


    Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damage mango by feeding on flowers and fruit tissues, inducing galls on leaves, and providing inoculums of anthracnose. Dasineura amaramanjarae Grover and Procontarinia mangiferae (Felt), two gall midges that damage flowers in all mango-growing areas of the world, have recently been recorded in Pakistan, and studies were conducted in 2011 and 2012 on the within-tree and orchard distribution patterns and cultivar preference of both species in Pakistan at one location (Rahim Yar Khan). Both gall midge species were found on all mango cultivars examined (Chaunsa, Fajri, Dusehri, Surkha, Sindhri, and Anwar Ratul), with the most damage occurring to Surkha and Dusehri. Research on midge distribution patterns in different parts of mango orchards (central, southern, northern, eastern, and western sides) showed these species to be found in all areas, with the greatest numbers in the central and southern regions. In addition, both species were most abundant on the lower parts of the mango tree canopy. © The Authors 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:

  18. Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning (United States)

    Ristè, Diego; da Silva, Marcus P.; Ryan, Colm A.; Cross, Andrew W.; Córcoles, Antonio D.; Smolin, John A.; Gambetta, Jay M.; Chow, Jerry M.; Johnson, Blake R.


    The main promise of quantum computing is to efficiently solve certain problems that are prohibitively expensive for a classical computer. Most problems with a proven quantum advantage involve the repeated use of a black box, or oracle, whose structure encodes the solution. One measure of the algorithmic performance is the query complexity, i.e., the scaling of the number of oracle calls needed to find the solution with a given probability. Few-qubit demonstrations of quantum algorithms, such as Deutsch-Jozsa and Grover, have been implemented across diverse physical systems such as nuclear magnetic resonance, trapped ions, optical systems, and superconducting circuits. However, at the small scale, these problems can already be solved classically with a few oracle queries, limiting the obtained advantage. Here we solve an oracle-based problem, known as learning parity with noise, on a five-qubit superconducting processor. Executing classical and quantum algorithms using the same oracle, we observe a large gap in query count in favor of quantum processing. We find that this gap grows by orders of magnitude as a function of the error rates and the problem size. This result demonstrates that, while complex fault-tolerant architectures will be required for universal quantum computing, a significant quantum advantage already emerges in existing noisy systems.

  19. Demonstration of two-qubit algorithms with a superconducting quantum processor. (United States)

    DiCarlo, L; Chow, J M; Gambetta, J M; Bishop, Lev S; Johnson, B R; Schuster, D I; Majer, J; Blais, A; Frunzio, L; Girvin, S M; Schoelkopf, R J


    Quantum computers, which harness the superposition and entanglement of physical states, could outperform their classical counterparts in solving problems with technological impact-such as factoring large numbers and searching databases. A quantum processor executes algorithms by applying a programmable sequence of gates to an initialized register of qubits, which coherently evolves into a final state containing the result of the computation. Building a quantum processor is challenging because of the need to meet simultaneously requirements that are in conflict: state preparation, long coherence times, universal gate operations and qubit readout. Processors based on a few qubits have been demonstrated using nuclear magnetic resonance, cold ion trap and optical systems, but a solid-state realization has remained an outstanding challenge. Here we demonstrate a two-qubit superconducting processor and the implementation of the Grover search and Deutsch-Jozsa quantum algorithms. We use a two-qubit interaction, tunable in strength by two orders of magnitude on nanosecond timescales, which is mediated by a cavity bus in a circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture. This interaction allows the generation of highly entangled states with concurrence up to 94 per cent. Although this processor constitutes an important step in quantum computing with integrated circuits, continuing efforts to increase qubit coherence times, gate performance and register size will be required to fulfil the promise of a scalable technology.

  20. Algorithms on ensemble quantum computers. (United States)

    Boykin, P Oscar; Mor, Tal; Roychowdhury, Vwani; Vatan, Farrokh


    In ensemble (or bulk) quantum computation, all computations are performed on an ensemble of computers rather than on a single computer. Measurements of qubits in an individual computer cannot be performed; instead, only expectation values (over the complete ensemble of computers) can be measured. As a result of this limitation on the model of computation, many algorithms cannot be processed directly on such computers, and must be modified, as the common strategy of delaying the measurements usually does not resolve this ensemble-measurement problem. Here we present several new strategies for resolving this problem. Based on these strategies we provide new versions of some of the most important quantum algorithms, versions that are suitable for implementing on ensemble quantum computers, e.g., on liquid NMR quantum computers. These algorithms are Shor's factorization algorithm, Grover's search algorithm (with several marked items), and an algorithm for quantum fault-tolerant computation. The first two algorithms are simply modified using a randomizing and a sorting strategies. For the last algorithm, we develop a classical-quantum hybrid strategy for removing measurements. We use it to present a novel quantum fault-tolerant scheme. More explicitly, we present schemes for fault-tolerant measurement-free implementation of Toffoli and σ(z)(¼) as these operations cannot be implemented "bitwise", and their standard fault-tolerant implementations require measurement.

  1. Molecular defects in the mannose binding lectin pathway in dermatological disease: Case report and literature review

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    Youngberg George


    Full Text Available Abstract Mannose-binding lectin (MBL and the Mannose-binding lectin-associated serine proteases (MASPs are an essential aspect of innate immune responses that probably play an important but understudied role in cutaneous function. The MBL-MASP pathway appears to exert its primary role by assisting in the clearance of apoptotic skin cells (thus preventing accumulation and a subsequent autoimmune response and promoting opsonophagocytosis of invading pathogens, limiting their dissemination. Deficiencies of the pathway have been described and are associated with infectious, autoimmune and vascular complications. However, the role of this pathway in dermatological disease is essentially unexplored. We describe 6 patients presenting with recurrent inflammatory and/or infectious skin conditions who also demonstrated severely low MBL levels. One patient also had a defect in the MASP2 gene. Genotype analysis revealed specific point mutations in the MBL2 promoter in all 6 patients and a variant MASP-2 gene in one patient. Five patients presented recurrent pustular skin infections (cellulitis, folliculitis and cutaneous abscess. A case of Grover's disease and one forme fruste of Behcet's syndrome (orogenital ulcers were also observed. The patients responded to antimicrobial therapy, although in some, recurrence of infection was the rule. It appears that MBL deficiency may contribute to recurrent skin infections and to certain forms of inflammatory skin disease. The mechanisms may relate to the role of this pathway in innate immunity, removal of apoptotic cells and in immune complexes. Further study of MBL pathway defects in dermatological disease is required.

  2. Quantum iterative deepening with an application to the halting problem.

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    Luís Tarrataca

    Full Text Available Classical models of computation traditionally resort to halting schemes in order to enquire about the state of a computation. In such schemes, a computational process is responsible for signaling an end of a calculation by setting a halt bit, which needs to be systematically checked by an observer. The capacity of quantum computational models to operate on a superposition of states requires an alternative approach. From a quantum perspective, any measurement of an equivalent halt qubit would have the potential to inherently interfere with the computation by provoking a random collapse amongst the states. This issue is exacerbated by undecidable problems such as the Entscheidungsproblem which require universal computational models, e.g. the classical Turing machine, to be able to proceed indefinitely. In this work we present an alternative view of quantum computation based on production system theory in conjunction with Grover's amplitude amplification scheme that allows for (1 a detection of halt states without interfering with the final result of a computation; (2 the possibility of non-terminating computation and (3 an inherent speedup to occur during computations susceptible of parallelization. We discuss how such a strategy can be employed in order to simulate classical Turing machines.

  3. Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University: A Case Study

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    Cindy Ives


    Full Text Available Since the birth of the World Wide Web, educators have been exchanging ideas and sharing resources online. They are all aware of the turmoil in higher education created by freely available content, including some hopeful developments charted in this issue. Interest has grown steadily over the past decade in making a university-level education openly available to students around the globe who would otherwise be overlooked, and recommendations for how to do this are well documented (e.g., UNESCO, 2002; OECD, 2007. Initiatives in the United States (Thille, 2012, Canada (Stacey, 2011b, Africa (OER Africa, n.d., and the United Kingdom (JISC, 2012 are easily accessed and case studies abound (e.g., Barrett, Grover, Janowski, van Lavieren, Ojo, & Schmidt, 2009. Supporting the widespread availability of OER is a goal that Athabasca University (AU has embraced through association with the Commonwealth of Learning and by becoming a charter member of the OER University (OERu, 2011. The use of OER in AU programs has strategic local implications that go beyond the five reasons for institutions to engage in OER projects described by Hylén (2006. Recently at AU explorations have begun into the potential of using OER in course design and production.

  4. The why and wherefore of hepatic encephalopathy

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    Full Text Available Vijay PB Grover, Joshua M Tognarelli, Nicolas Massie, Mary ME Crossey, Nicola A Cook, Simon D Taylor-Robinson Liver Unit, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK Abstract: Hepatic encephalopathy is a common neuropsychiatric abnormality, which complicates the course of patients with liver disease. It was probably first described by Hippocrates over 2000 years ago, who said that "those whose madness arises from phlegm are quiet and neither shout nor make a disturbance, while those whose madness arises from bile shout, play tricks and will not keep still, but are always up to some mischief". He was presumably describing the differences between patients with pneumonia and acute liver failure. Despite the fact that the syndrome was probably first recognized thousands of years ago, the exact pathogenesis still remains unclear. Furthermore, a precise definition of the syndrome is lacking, as are definitive methods of diagnosing this condition. It is important as both patients with cirrhosis and the general population with whom they interact may be affected as a consequence. At a minimum, the individual may be affected by impaired quality of life, impaired ability to work, and slowed reaction times, which are relevant to the population at large if affected individuals operate heavy machinery or drive a car. Pathogenic mechanisms, diagnostic tools, and treatment options are discussed. Keywords: hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis, ammonia, pathology, treatment, rifaximin, lactulose

  5. Quantum complexity of graph and algebraic problems

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    Doern, Sebastian


    This thesis is organized as follows: In Chapter 2 we give some basic notations, definitions and facts from linear algebra, graph theory, group theory and quantum computation. In Chapter 3 we describe three important methods for the construction of quantum algorithms. We present the quantum search algorithm by Grover, the quantum amplitude amplification and the quantum walk search technique by Magniez et al. These three tools are the basis for the development of our new quantum algorithms for graph and algebra problems. In Chapter 4 we present two tools for proving quantum query lower bounds. We present the quantum adversary method by Ambainis and the polynomial method introduced by Beals et al. The quantum adversary tool is very useful to prove good lower bounds for many graph and algebra problems. The part of the thesis containing the original results is organized in two parts. In the first part we consider the graph problems. In Chapter 5 we give a short summary of known quantum graph algorithms. In Chapter 6 to 8 we study the complexity of our new algorithms for matching problems, graph traversal and independent set problems on quantum computers. In the second part of our thesis we present new quantum algorithms for algebraic problems. In Chapter 9 to 10 we consider group testing problems and prove quantum complexity bounds for important problems from linear algebra. (orig.)

  6. Meridional lenticular astigmatism associated with bilateral concurrent uveal metastases in renal cell carcinoma

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    Full Text Available Joshua C Priluck, Sandeep Grover, KV ChalamDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USAPurpose: To demonstrate a case illustrating meridional lenticular astigmatism as a result of renal cell carcinoma uveal metastases.Methods: Case report with images.Results: Clinical findings and diagnostic testing of a patient with acquired meridional lenticular astigmatism are described. The refraction revealed best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20–1 OD (−2.50 + 0.25 × 090 and 20/50 OS (−8.25 + 3.25 × 075. Bilateral concurrent renal cell carcinoma metastases to the choroid and ciliary body are demonstrated by utilizing ultrasonography, ultrawidefield fluorescein angiography, and unique spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.Conclusions: Metastatic disease should be included in the differential of acquired astigmatism. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, ultrawidefield fluorescein angiography, and ultrasonography have roles in delineating choroidal metastases.Keywords: astigmatism, metastasis, optical coherence tomography, renal cell carcinoma

  7. Quantum exhaustive key search with simplified-DES as a case study. (United States)

    Almazrooie, Mishal; Samsudin, Azman; Abdullah, Rosni; Mutter, Kussay N


    To evaluate the security of a symmetric cryptosystem against any quantum attack, the symmetric algorithm must be first implemented on a quantum platform. In this study, a quantum implementation of a classical block cipher is presented. A quantum circuit for a classical block cipher of a polynomial size of quantum gates is proposed. The entire work has been tested on a quantum mechanics simulator called libquantum. First, the functionality of the proposed quantum cipher is verified and the experimental results are compared with those of the original classical version. Then, quantum attacks are conducted by using Grover's algorithm to recover the secret key. The proposed quantum cipher is used as a black box for the quantum search. The quantum oracle is then queried over the produced ciphertext to mark the quantum state, which consists of plaintext and key qubits. The experimental results show that for a key of n-bit size and key space of N such that [Formula: see text], the key can be recovered in [Formula: see text] computational steps.

  8. Glossostyles perspicua gen. et sp. nov. and other fungivorous Cecidomyiidae (Diptera new to the Czech and Slovak Republics

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    Full Text Available Fungivorous gall midges of the subfamilies Lestremiinae, Micromyinae, Winnertziinae and Porricondylinae were largely neglected in previous inventories of the Diptera faunas of the Czech and Slovak Republics. A taxonomic-faunistic study focusing on these subfamilies identified a total of 80 species, of which 49 are new records for the Czech Republic and 33 are new records for Slovakia. Species that have never before been found in central Europe are Aprionus dalarnensis Mamaev, 1998, A. oligodactylus Jaschhof, 2009, A. pigmentalis Mamaev, 1998, Asynapta inflata Spungis, 1988, Camptomyia gigantea Spungis, 1989, Cassidoides fulviventris (Mamaev, 1964, Claspettomyia hamata (Felt, 1907, Dendrepidosis longipennis (Spungis, 1981, Dicerura dispersa Jaschhof, 2013, Divellepidosis lutescens (Spungis, 1981, D. pallescens (Panelius, 1965, D. vulgata Jaschhof, 2013, Ekmanomyia svecica Jaschhof, 2013, Holoneurus ciliatus Kieffer, 1896, Monepidosis pectinatoides Jaschhof, 2013, Neocolpodia gukasiani (Mamaev, 1990, Neurolyga acuminata Jaschhof, 2009, Neurolyga interrupta Jaschhof, 2009, Parepidosis planistylata Jaschhof, 2013, Peromyia bidentata Berest, 1988, Porricondyla errabunda Mamaev, 2001, P. microgona Jaschhof, 2013, P. tetraschistica Mamaev, 1988, Schistoneurus irregularis Mamaev, 1964, Spungisomyia fenestrata Jaschhof, 2013, S. media (Spungis, 1981, Tetraneuromyia lamellata Spungis, 1987, T. lenticularis (Spungis, 1987, and Winnertzia parvispina Jaschhof, 2013. A new genus including a single new species of Porricondylini is described and named Glossostyles perspicua Jaschhof & Sikora gen. et sp. nov. on the basis of specimens collected in the Czech Republic and Sweden. Adult morphology suggests that Glossostyles gen. nov. is a close relative of Claspettomyia Grover, 1964.

  9. Simulation of n-qubit quantum systems. I. Quantum registers and quantum gates (United States)

    Radtke, T.; Fritzsche, S.


    with 9.0 and 8.0, too) Memory and time required to execute with typical data:Storage and time requirements critically depend on the number of qubits, n, in the quantum registers due to the exponential increase of the associated Hilbert space. In particular, complex algebraic operations may require large amounts of memory even for small qubit numbers. However, most of the standard commands (see Section 4 for simple examples) react promptly for up to five qubits on a normal single-processor machine ( ⩾1GHz with 512 MB memory) and use less than 10 MB memory. No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 8864 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 493 182 Distribution format: tar.gz Nature of the physical problem:During the last decade, quantum computing has been found to provide a revolutionary new form of computation. The algorithms by Shor [P.W. Shor, SIAM J. Sci. Statist. Comput. 26 (1997) 1484] and Grover [L.K. Grover, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 (1997) 325. [2

  10. Research on Captive Broodstock Programs for Pacific Salmon, 2002-2003 Annual Report.

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    Berejikian, Barry A. (National Marine Fisheries Service)


    . Captive Lemhi River females produced smaller and fewer eggs than the Rapid River females; however, relative fecundity was higher than that of the Rapid River fish. Female coho salmon that ceased or slowed oocyte development in the spring had lower body growth from the previous August onward compared with females that continued oocyte growth. This indicates that growth during the late summer and fall, one year prior to spawning, can determine the decision to mature the following spring. Therefore it is important to maintain the growth of broodstock during the summer/fall period to ensure the continuation of ovary development in the subsequent spring. A combined whole cell vaccine of Renogen with killed R. salmoninarum strain MT239 may be effective in reducing the occurrence of BKD during the period immediately after seawater transfer, but not in yearling seawater-adapted chinook salmon. Control of BKD is likely to require an integrated disease management plan, utilizing three components, namely broodstock segregation, antibiotics, and vaccination. Vaccine results incorporated with antibiotic treatment will be used to work toward an integrated disease management plan to help to reduce the cycle of BKD transmission in the captive stocks to increase survival safely. Patterns of estimated survival in one chinook salmon stock (Grovers Creek)were generally consistent with inbreeding depression: progeny of fish that were full siblings (approximate increment in F of 0.25) survived to return at much lower rates than did progeny of fish that were half siblings (F {approx} 0.125) or unrelated individuals (F {approx} 0). Growth at sea of Grovers Creek Hatchery stock study fish was lower than that of UWH stock fish. Among the inbreeding groups alone, no clear differences in growth were detectable. However, preliminary results suggest the general pattern of growth was opposite that expected if inbreeding depression reduced growth: the highest growth was in progeny of related parents.

  11. Research on Captive Broodstock Programs for Pacific Salmon; Assessment of Captive Broodstock Technologies, Annual Report 2002-2003.

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    Berejikian, Barry


    . Captive Lemhi River females produced smaller and fewer eggs than the Rapid River females; however, relative fecundity was higher than that of the Rapid River fish. Female coho salmon that ceased or slowed oocyte development in the spring had lower body growth from the previous August onward compared with females that continued oocyte growth. This indicates that growth during the late summer and fall, one year prior to spawning, can determine the decision to mature the following spring. Therefore it is important to maintain the growth of broodstock during the summer/fall period to ensure the continuation of ovary development in the subsequent spring. A combined whole cell vaccine of Renogen with killed R. salmoninarum strain MT239 may be effective in reducing the occurrence of BKD during the period immediately after seawater transfer, but not in yearling seawater-adapted chinook salmon. Control of BKD is likely to require an integrated disease management plan, utilizing three components, namely broodstock segregation, antibiotics, and vaccination. Vaccine results incorporated with antibiotic treatment will be used to work toward an integrated disease management plan to help to reduce the cycle of BKD transmission in the captive stocks to increase survival safely. Patterns of estimated survival in one chinook salmon stock (Grovers Creek) were generally consistent with inbreeding depression: progeny of fish that were full siblings (approximate increment in F of 0.25) survived to return at much lower rates than did progeny of fish that were half siblings (F {approx} 0.125) or unrelated individuals (F {approx} 0). Growth at sea of Grovers Creek Hatchery stock study fish was lower than that of UWH stock fish. Among the inbreeding groups alone, no clear differences in growth were detectable. However, preliminary results suggest the general pattern of growth was opposite that expected if inbreeding depression reduced growth: the highest growth was in progeny of related parents.

  12. Identification of tsunami deposits using organic markers (United States)

    Bellanova, Piero; Schwarzbauer, Jan; Reicherter, Klaus; Jaffe, Bruce; Szczucinski, Witold


    Geochemical analyses of tsunami deposits are becoming standard and are used in almost every study. However, only inorganic proxies are typically studied. Recent studies that developed and broaden geochemical methods to investigate tsunami deposits (e.g., Szczucinski et al., 2016) and illustrate the importance of information from biomarker analyses (e.g., Shinozaki et al., 2015). These studies indicated that organic geochemistry can be used for the differentiation between marine and terrestrial matter, indicating a potential source of a deposit. Organic proxies also have the advantage of remaining longer in the sediment than inorganic proxies, which can be leached out by groundwater or rain. The 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami inundated as much as 4.5 km inland and had run up heights of up to 40 m. Samples of sandy tsunami deposits from Sendai Plain, Samenoura Bay, and Oppa Bay (Japan) were collected and analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to search for natural compounds (biomarkers) and anthropogenic pollutants (anthropogenic markers). Natural compounds substances, such as fatty acids and n-alkanes, and anthropogenic compounds (e.g., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides) were identified and quantified. Further, the two different compound types (natural vs. anthropogenic) were evaluated for their usefulness in identification of deposits from extreme flooding events. The analyzed chemical compounds and their diagenetic transformation products were distinctly different for the pre-tsunami, the tsunami and the thin post-tsunami eolian deposits. The preliminary results of this study point out the utility of organic indicators for the identification of extreme flooding events (like tsunamis), particularly for historic events. References Shinozaki, T., Fujino, S., Ikehara, M., Sawai, Y., Tamura, T., Goto, K., Sugawara, D., Abe, T., 2015. Marine biomarkers deposited on coastal land by the 2011Tohoku-oki tsunami. Natural Hazards 77

  13. Limnological studies on inorganic acid lakes in Japan

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    Many volcanic acid lakes having pH from 0.9 to 5.5 are distributed throughout Japan. Most of the lakes with pH less than 4.0 are found in craters of volcanoes, and their acidity depends on an inflow of acidic water from the lake bottom. Many of the remaining lakes are located in caldelas or have a volcanic dammed origin, and their acidity depends on an inflow of acidic river water. Studies on inorganic acid lakes in Japan were initiated in 1915. Next came the limnological works on the Goshikinuma lake group (pH 3.1-7.2) and Lake Katanuma. The typology of acid lakes was discussed by Ueno who observed the lakes located at North Shinano, South Kyushu and the Kuril islands. The biota in acid lakes were studied by Negoro, Kikuchi, Kokubo, Fujimatsu, Tamura and Masiko et al. The researchers reported Pinnularia braunii var. amphicephala in Lake Katanuma (pH 1.4 at that time), Brachionus urceoralis in Lake Ichibishinaiko (pH 2.8), Leptodictyum sp. and fish in Lake Osoresanko (pH 3.4), as well as the other algae, zooplankton and insects in the acid lakes. The deposition of iron compounds was followed by the occurrence of Pinnularia braunii var. amphicephala. After World War II, observation of biota in acid lakes was commenced by Suzuki who reported on the mold and bacteria in acid lakes. Phytoplankton and zooplankton were observed by Mizuno on the lake Group located in Kirishima volcano (pH 3.7-7.5), and Watanabe and Oyagi observed benthic diatoms in Lake Fudoike. Macrophytes and fish were observed by Yamamoto et al., in Lake Osoresanko. In Lake Katanuma Satake and Saijo clarified the mechanism of sulfur-diatom lamination in the sediment. Sato observed the change of biota caused by the acidification of Lake Tazawako. Eguchi et al., observed the inflow of acid river and the change of biota in Lake Toyako. 81 references.

  14. Oral conditions and dysphagia in Japanese, community-dwelling middle- and older- aged adults, independent in daily living

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    Full Text Available Akinari Inui,1 Ippei Takahashi,2 Sizuka Kurauchi,2 Yuki Soma,2 Toshiaki Oyama,1 Yoshihiro Tamura,1 Takao Noguchi,1 Kouichi Murashita,3 Shigeyuki Nakaji,2 Wataru Kobayashi1 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2Department of Social Medicine, 3COI Research Initiatives Organization, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan Purpose: Prevention, early detection and effective rehabilitation of dysphagia are important issues to be considered in an aging society. Previous studies have shown conflicting findings regarding the association between dysphagia and its potential risk factors, including age, malnutrition, oral conditions, lifestyle and medical history. Herein, we assessed the prevalence and association of dysphagia with potential risk factors in 50- to 79-year-old adults dwelling in a community in Japan. Patients and methods: In this study, there were 532 participants (185 males and 347 females. Participants who responded positively to the question “Do you sometimes choke on drinks/food such as tea and soup?” or those who presented with abnormal repetitive saliva swallowing test findings were diagnosed with dysphagia. The data collected from these participants included the following: number of teeth, occurrence of oral dryness, age, body mass index, serum albumin concentration, smoking, drinking and exercise habits, presence of diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and questions from the Mini–Mental State Examination. Results: Dysphagia was observed in 33 males (17.8% and 76 females (21.9%. To explore the effect of the potential risk factors on the prevalence of dysphagia, a model was built by multivariate logistic regression analysis. Using the forced entry method, oral dryness (odds ratio [OR] =3.683 and P=0.003 in males; OR =1.797 and P=0.032 in females and the number of teeth (OR =0.946 and P=0.038 in males were found to be significantly related to dysphagia

  15. Teeth and physical fitness in a community-dwelling 40 to 79-year-old Japanese population

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    Full Text Available Akinari Inui,1 Ippei Takahashi,2 Kaori Sawada,2 Akimoto Naoki,2 Toshirou Oyama,1 Yoshihiro Tamura,1 Toshiyuki Osanai,1 Anna Satake,1 Shigeyuki Nakaji,2 Wataru Kobayashi1 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 2Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan Purpose: Decline in the number of teeth and physical fitness begins from 40 years of age; however, several epidemiological studies have identified relationships between oral conditions and physical performance parameters in community-dwelling elderly population. The aim of this study was to validate the relationship between the muscle mass and its function and oral conditions (number of teeth and dental occlusion after 40 years of age in a community-dwelling population in Japan.Materials and methods: The subjects comprised of 552 volunteers (198 males and 354 females, 40–79 years who participated in the Iwaki Health Promotion Project in 2013. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed with the measures of the muscle mass and its function as objective variables and the measures of the number of teeth, age, body mass index, medical history, serum albumin concentration, smoking status, habitual alcohol intake, marital status, education levels, and exercising habits as explanatory variables. The relationships between the Eichner index and the muscle mass and its function were analyzed using analysis of covariance, with adjustment for confounding factors.Results: After adjusting for confounding factors, the number of teeth was shown to be an independent risk factor for the timed 10 m walk test (in females and the skeletal muscle mass of the whole body (in males. The results also revealed that the timed 10 m walk test was significantly correlated with the Eichner index (Classes A and C in females were correlated.Conclusion: This cross-sectional study on a

  16. Comparison of Superconducting and Spring Gravimeters at the Mizusawa VLBI Observatory of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)

    Miura, Satoshi; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kim, Tae-Hee; Tamura, Yoshiaki


    Continuous microgravity monitoring is utilized to gain new insights into changes in the subsurface distribution of magma and/or fluid that commonly occur beneath active volcanoes. Rather new superconducting and spring gravimeters, iGrav#003 and gPhone#136 are collocated with a superconducting gravimeter, TT#70 at the Mizusawa VLBI Observatory of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, since the end of September, 2016 in order to evaluate those performances before field deployment planned in 2017. Calibration of iGrav#003 was carried out by collocation with an absolute gravimeter FG5 of the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Okubo, 2016, personal comm.) at a Fundamental Gravity Station in Sendai in July, 2016. Based on the scale factors of iGrav#003 obtained by the calibration and of gPhone#136 provided by the manufacturer (Micro-g LaCoste, Inc.), tidal analyses are performed by means of BAYTAP-G (Tamura et al., 1991, GJI). Amplitudes and phases of each major tidal constituent mutually agree well within ±4 % and ±3 degrees, respectively. The instrumental drift rate of iGrav#003 is very low, about 5 micro-Gal/month, whereas that of gPhone#136 is very high, about 500 micro-Gal/month. The high drift rate of gPhone#136, however, is well approximated by a quadratic function at present and can be removed. The detrended time series of gPhone#136 shows good agreement with iGrav#003 time series in the overall feature: gravity fluctuations with amplitudes of about a few micro-Gal and with durations of a few days, which may be due to variations in the moisture content of the topmost unsaturated sedimentary layer and the water table height. It suggests that both instruments may capture volcanic signals associated with pressure changes in magma chambers, dike intrusion/withdrawing, and so on. iGrav#003 will be installed in the Zao volcanological observatory of Tohoku University located at about 3 km from the summit crater, and gPhone#136 will be

  17. Three-dimensional texture features from intensity and high-order derivative maps for the discrimination between bladder tumors and wall tissues via MRI. (United States)

    Xu, Xiaopan; Zhang, Xi; Tian, Qiang; Zhang, Guopeng; Liu, Yang; Cui, Guangbin; Meng, Jiang; Wu, Yuxia; Liu, Tianshuai; Yang, Zengyue; Lu, Hongbing


    This study aims to determine the three-dimensional (3D) texture features extracted from intensity and high-order derivative maps that could reflect textural differences between bladder tumors and wall tissues, and propose a noninvasive, image-based strategy for bladder tumor differentiation preoperatively. A total of 62 cancerous and 62 wall volumes of interest (VOI) were extracted from T2-weighted MRI datasets of 62 patients with pathologically confirmed bladder cancer. To better reflect heterogeneous distribution of tumor tissues, 3D high-order derivative maps (the gradient and curvature maps) were calculated from each VOI. Then 3D Haralick features based on intensity and high-order derivative maps and Tamura features based on intensity maps were extracted from each VOI. Statistical analysis and recursive feature elimination-based support vector machine classifier (RFE-SVM) was proposed to first select the features with significant differences and then obtain a more predictive and compact feature subset to verify its differentiation performance. From each VOI, a total of 58 texture features were derived. Among them, 37 features showed significant inter-class differences ([Formula: see text]). With 29 optimal features selected by RFE-SVM, the classification results namely the sensitivity, specificity, accuracy and area under the curve (AUC) of the receiver operating characteristics were 0.9032, 0.8548, 0.8790 and 0.9045, respectively. By using synthetic minority oversampling technique to augment the sample number of each group to 200, the sensitivity, specificity, accuracy an AUC value of the feature selection-based classification were improved to 0.8967, 0.8780, 0.8874 and 0.9416, respectively. Our results suggest that 3D texture features derived from intensity and high-order derivative maps can better reflect heterogeneous distribution of cancerous tissues. Texture features optimally selected together with sample augmentation could improve the performance on

  18. Assessment of quality of life in patients with visual impairments using a new visual function questionnaire: the VFQ-J11

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    Full Text Available Tadashi Nakano,1 Motoko Kawashima,2 Yoshimune Hiratsuka,3 Hiroshi Tamura,4,5 Koichi Ono,6 Akira Murakami,3 Kazuo Tsubota,2 Masakazu Yamada7,8 1Department of Ophthalmology, Jikei University School of Medicine, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, 4Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Kyoto University, 5Division of Medical Information Technology & Administration Planning, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, 6Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center, 7National Institute of Sensory Organs, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, 8Department of Ophthalmology, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan Background: The purpose of the present study was to assess the vision-related quality of life (QOL of visually impaired patients using the Japanese 11-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-J11. Comparisons with the 25-item version (VFQ-25 and the EuroQoL Index using a large group of patients with various degrees of impairments and various causative diseases were performed.Methods: A total of 232 visually impaired Japanese patients were recruited from six ophthalmology departments in Japan. Information on ophthalmic findings and patient backgrounds was collected, and information on QOL and utility assessments was collected from the patients by means of survey questionnaires.Results: The average age of patients was 69.6±14.3 years. Both the vision-related QOL scores (VFQ-25 composite and VFQ-J11 were significantly associated with better and worse visual acuity (VA in visually impaired subjects (all P<0.01. VFQ-J11 was comparable to VFQ-25 regardless of causative diseases. VFQ-25 composite and the VFQ-J11 scores were concurrently associated with a range of systemic medical disorders. EuroQoL Index had a significant association with better eye VA (P<0.01, but not with worse

  19. Toward Quantitative Understanding of the Atmospheric Heating over the Tibetan Plateau (Invited) (United States)

    Koike, T.; Tamura, T.; Rasmy, M.; Seto, R.


    contradictory to the Taniguchi and Koike [2007]. The mechanism of the upper tropospheric warming is investigated using the climatology derived from the reanalysis data. Heat budget analysis of the upper troposphere revealed adiabatic subsidence plays an important role for the temperature increase from late April to mid-June. The adiabatic heating is suggested to be derived from the southerly and westerly component of the upper tropospheric circulation. Tamura, Taniguchi and Koike [2009]. To get more quantitative understanding of the atmospheric heating over the Tibetan Plateau, a satellite-based land data assimilation system coupled with a regional atmospheric model was developed.. The result of the system validation for the land surface fluxes and atmospheric parameters shows better consistency with the observed data. The role of land surface on the atmospheric heating can be quantitatively analyzed.

  20. Evaluation of the iPad as a low vision aid for improving reading ability

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    Full Text Available Shamim A Haji, Kumar Sambhav, Sandeep Grover, Kakarla V Chalam Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA Purpose: To evaluate the effect of the iPad as a low vision aid in improving the reading ability of low vision patients (LVPs. Methods: In this study, 228 consecutive patients that came for their routine eye care examination at the University of Florida, Jacksonville eye clinic, were enrolled. Patients met inclusion criteria if they had best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA of 20/100 or worse in the best corrected eye and were willing to participate in the study. The patient’s reading ability was assessed both with the patient’s own spectacles and an iPad. Patients were encouraged to enlarge the reading material as well as change the contrast until they could read comfortably. The number of patients able to read the text comfortably was recorded. Results: Out of the total 228 participants who qualified, 103 (45% were male and 125 (55% were female. Only 22% could read standard newsprint-sized text (N8 without the help of an iPad. With the help of an iPad, 94% participants with impaired vision were able to read standard newsprint-sized text (N8 or smaller text (P<0.01. Conclusion: The iPad, a new portable electronic media device, can be adapted by LVPs to improve their reading ability. Keywords: low vision devices, low vision patient, LVP, iPad

  1. AGR-1 Compact 1-3-1 Post-Irradiation Examination Results

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    Demkowicz, Paul Andrew [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)


    The Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program was established to perform the requisite research and development on tristructural isotropic (TRISO) coated particle fuel to support deployment of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). The work continues as part of the Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) TRISO Fuel program. The overarching program goal is to provide a baseline fuel qualification data set to support licensing and operation of an HTGR. To achieve these goals, the program includes the elements of fuel fabrication, irradiation, post-irradiation examination (PIE) and safety testing, fuel performance modeling, and fission product transport (INL 2015). A series of fuel irradiation experiments is being planned and conducted in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). These experiments will provide data on fuel performance under irradiation, support fuel process development, qualify the fuel for normal operating conditions, provide irradiated fuel for safety testing, and support the development of fuel performance and fission product transport models. The first of these irradiation tests, designated AGR-1, began in the ATR in December 2006 and ended in November 2009. This experiment was conducted primarily to act as a shakedown test of the multicapsule test train design and provide early data on fuel performance for use in fuel fabrication process development. It also provided samples for post-irradiation safety testing, where fission product retention of the fuel at high temperatures will be experimentally measured. The capsule design and details of the AGR-1 experiment have been presented previously (Grover, Petti, and Maki 2010, Maki 2009).

  2. Entanglement entropy of U (1) quantum spin liquids (United States)

    Pretko, Michael; Senthil, T.


    We here investigate the entanglement structure of the ground state of a (3 +1 )-dimensional U (1 ) quantum spin liquid, which is described by the deconfined phase of a compact U (1 ) gauge theory. A gapless photon is the only low-energy excitation, with matter existing as deconfined but gapped excitations of the system. It is found that, for a given bipartition of the system, the elements of the entanglement spectrum can be grouped according to the electric flux between the two regions, leading to a useful interpretation of the entanglement spectrum in terms of electric charges living on the boundary. The entanglement spectrum is also given additional structure due to the presence of the gapless photon. Making use of the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem and a local thermal approximation, these two contributions to the entanglement (particle and photon) are recast in terms of boundary and bulk contributions, respectively. Both pieces of the entanglement structure give rise to universal subleading terms (relative to the area law) in the entanglement entropy, which are logarithmic in the system size (logL ), as opposed to the subleading constant term in gapped topologically ordered systems. The photon subleading logarithm arises from the low-energy conformal field theory and is essentially local in character. The particle subleading logarithm arises due to the constraint of closed electric loops in the wave function and is shown to be the natural generalization of topological entanglement entropy to the U (1 ) spin liquid. This contribution to the entanglement entropy can be isolated by means of the Grover-Turner-Vishwanath construction (which generalizes the Kitaev-Preskill scheme to three dimensions).

  3. Introduction to quantum information science

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    Hayashi, Masahito [Nagoya Univ. (Japan). Graduate School of Mathematics; Ishizaka, Satoshi [Hiroshima Univ., Higashi-Hiroshima (Japan). Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences; Kawachi, Akinori [Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences; Kimura, Gen [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Saitama (Japan). College of Systems Engineering and Science; Ogawa, Tomohiro [Univ. of Electro-Communications, Tokyo (Japan). Graduate School of Information Systems


    Presents the mathematical foundation for quantum information in a very didactic way. Summarizes all required mathematical knowledge in linear algebra. Supports teaching and learning with more than 100 exercises with solutions. Includes brief descriptions to recent results with references. This book presents the basics of quantum information, e.g., foundation of quantum theory, quantum algorithms, quantum entanglement, quantum entropies, quantum coding, quantum error correction and quantum cryptography. The required knowledge is only elementary calculus and linear algebra. This way the book can be understood by undergraduate students. In order to study quantum information, one usually has to study the foundation of quantum theory. This book describes it from more an operational viewpoint which is suitable for quantum information while traditional textbooks of quantum theory lack this viewpoint. The current book bases on Shor's algorithm, Grover's algorithm, Deutsch-Jozsa's algorithm as basic algorithms. To treat several topics in quantum information, this book covers several kinds of information quantities in quantum systems including von Neumann entropy. The limits of several kinds of quantum information processing are given. As important quantum protocols,this book contains quantum teleportation, quantum dense coding, quantum data compression. In particular conversion theory of entanglement via local operation and classical communication are treated too. This theory provides the quantification of entanglement, which coincides with von Neumann entropy. The next part treats the quantum hypothesis testing. The decision problem of two candidates of the unknown state are given. The asymptotic performance of this problem is characterized by information quantities. Using this result, the optimal performance of classical information transmission via noisy quantum channel is derived. Quantum information transmission via noisy quantum channel by quantum error

  4. Quantum Information: Opportunities and Challenges

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    Bennink, Ryan S [ORNL


    Modern society is shaped by the ability to transmit, manipulate, and store large amounts of information. Although we tend to think of information as abstract, information is physical, and computing is a physical process. How then should we understand information in a quantum world, in which physical systems may exist in multiple states at once and are altered by the very act of observation? This question has evolved into an exciting new field of research called Quantum Information (QI). QI challenges many accepted rules and practices in computer science. For example, a quantum computer would turn certain hard problems into soft problems, and would render common computationally-secure encryption methods (such as RSA) insecure. At the same time, quantum communication would provide an unprecedented kind of intrinsic information security at the level of the smallest physical objects used to store or transmit the information. This talk provides a general introduction to the subject of quantum information and its relevance to cyber security. In the first part, two of the stranger aspects of quantum physics namely, superposition and uncertainty are explained, along with their relation to the concept of information. These ideas are illustrated with a few examples: quantum ID cards, quantum key distribution, and Grover s quantum search algorithm. The state-of-the-art in quantum computing and communication hardware is then discussed, along with the daunting technological challenges that must be overcome. Relevant experimental and theoretical efforts at ORNL are highlighted. The talk concludes with speculations on the short- and long-term impact of quantum information on cyber security.

  5. Use of AIRSAR to identify woody shrub invasion and other indicators of desertification in the Jornada LTER (United States)

    Musick, H. Brad; Schaber, Gerald G.; Breed, Carol S.


    The replacement of semidesert grassland by woody shrubland is a widespread form of desertification. This change in physiognomy and species composition tends to sharply reduce the productivity of the land for grazing by domestic livestock, increase soil erosion and reduce soil fertility, and greatly alter many other aspects of ecosystem structure and functioning. Remote sensing methods are needed to assess and monitor shrubland encroachment. Detection of woody shrubs at low density would provide a particularly useful baseline on which to access changes, because an initially low shrub density often tends to increase even after cessation of the disturbance (e.g., overgrazing, drought, or fire suppression) responsible for triggering the initial stages of the invasion (Grover and Musick, 1990). Limited success has been achieved using optical remote sensing. In contrast to other forms of desertification, biomass does not consistently decrease with a shift from grassland to shrubland. Estimation of green vegetation amount (e.g., by NDVI) is thus of limited utility, unless the shrubs and herbaceous plants differ consistently in phenology and the area can be viewed during a season when only one of these is green. The objective of this study was to determine if the potential sensitivity of active microwave remote sensing to vegetation structure could be used to assess the degree of shrub invasion of grassland. Polarimetric Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) data were acquired for a semiarid site containing varied mixtures of shrubs and herbaceous vegetation and compared with ground observations of vegetation type and other landsurface characteristics. In this preliminary report we examine the response of radar backscatter intensity to shrub density. The response of other multipolarization parameters will be examined in future work.

  6. Freezing adversely affects measurement of vascular endothelial growth factor levels in human aqueous samples

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    Sankarathi Balaiya


    Full Text Available Sankarathi Balaiya Sandeep Grover Ravi K Murthy Kakarla V ChalamDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USAPurpose: Aqueous levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF can be a surrogate marker of intraocular VEGF activity and a measure of efficacy of anti-VEGF treatment in a variety of vasoproliferative retinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and central retinal vein occlusion. Measurement of the VEGF level may be adversely affected by premeasurement variables, such as freezing and delay, in sample analysis. We aim to evaluate the effect of storage and delayed measurement of human aqueous VEGF levels in these conditions.Methods: Aqueous samples collected from patients receiving intravitreal injection of bevacizumab for various retinal diseases were divided into two groups. In Group 1, the VEGF levels were analyzed on the same day; in Group 2, the VEGF levels were analyzed after 21 days of freezer storage (-80°C using immunobead assay. Statistical comparison using a paired t-test was performed between the two groups.Results: Thirty-one aqueous humor samples were collected, and the VEGF concentration for fresh samples was 7.8 ± 5.9 pg/mL (mean ± SD compared to 6.5 ± 6.0 pg/mL in frozen samples, resulting in a statistically significant difference (P = 0.03.Conclusions: Accurate measurement of the VEGF level is a vital component of clinical decision-making. Delayed analysis of VEGF levels in aqueous samples may result in significant sample degradation and lower levels of measured VEGF.Keywords: VEGF level, aqueous humor, immunobead assay, VEGF storage

  7. Drugs: The portuguese fallacy and the absurd medicalization of Europe

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    Manuel Pinto Coelho


    Full Text Available Drug decriminalization in Portugal is a failure, despite several published articles claiming exactly the opposite. This paper will show that there is an illogical campaign supporting the Portuguese drug policy and an unacceptable manipulation of factual information. A book written by Glenn Greenwald, a lawyer fluent in Portuguese, suggests the opposite of what the research data demonstrates. He claims that Portugal is a success.  Mr. Greenwald is a member of the Cato Institute, an American libertarian think-tank that has been advocating for drug legalization for many years. This complex issue has been broadcast worldwide by the press, both Portuguese and international, boosting the proliferation of the ‘good news’ about the Portuguese drug policy and distorting the real analysis of what is going on in this country. This is happening to an extent that Anand Grover, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health, working in the area of drug dependence did invite the world to ‘reflect about human rights in drug use’ and ‘place health at the core of drug policy’. In their report, he highlighted two core issues, ‘health’ and ‘human rights.’ Could this be used to  justify the approach of legalization of drugs, at any price? Have they laid down their arms and are dangerously opening the way to the medicalization of drug dependency? Surprisingly, the two recent 2010 and 2011 EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Reports, which emphasized the use of substitution drugs as a main tool to tackle opioid dependence, show clearly that Europe looks eager to follow this path.Is this the right path?

  8. Optimal control of multi-level quantum systems

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    Fisher, Robert M.


    This thesis is concerned with the control of quantum systems. Given a Hamiltonian model of a quantum system, we are interested in finding controls - typically shaped electromagnetic pulses - that steer the evolution of the system toward a desired target operation. For this we employ a numerical optimisation method known as the GRAPE algorithm. For particular experimental systems, we design control schemes that respect constraints of robustness and addressability, and are within the reach of the experimental hardware. A general procedure is given for specifying a Hamiltonian model of a driven N-level system and converting it to an appropriate rotating frame. This is then applied together with the numerical algorithm to design improved schemes for two different systems, where laser fields manipulate orbital and hyperfine states of Pr{sup 3+} and Rb. The generation of cluster states in Ising-coupled systems is also studied. We find that, in the ideal case, the solution of evolving only under the coupling Hamiltonian is not time-optimal. This surprising result is in contrast to the known cases for unitary gates. For a symmetrised three-qubit example, we provide a geometrical interpretation of this. Numerically optimised control schemes are then developed for a nonideal coupling topology, modelling an experimental configuration of trapped ions. Controls for the implementation of the two-qubit Deutsch and Grover algorithms are designed for a pair of {sup 13}C nuclear spins at a nitrogen vacancy center in diamond. These implementations are robust to experimental errors, and found to be reproduced with high accuracy on a VFG-150 pulse generator. We also consider two-qubit gate synthesis in a system of superconducting qubits coupled by microwave resonators known as the cavity grid. We find that the optimised schemes allow two-qubit operations to be performed between an arbitrary qubit pair on the grid with only a small time overhead, with speedups of 2-4 over the existing

  9. In Vitro Evaluation of ProRoot MTA, Biodentine, and MM-MTA on Human Alveolar Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Terms of Biocompatibility and Mineralization. (United States)

    Margunato, Suzan; Taşlı, Pakize Neslihan; Aydın, Safa; Karapınar Kazandağ, Meriç; Şahin, Fikrettin


    Stem cell technology has been a great hope for the regeneration of cells of pulp-dentin complex and dental structures together with surrounding bone and periodontium. The main challenge in the regeneration process is a successful combination of stem cells and efficient inductors such as inductive biomaterials. In this regard, today, manufacturers propose novel tooth filling materials. The current study was aimed to compare the effect of ProRoot MTA (Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Tulsa, OK), Biodentine (Septodont, Saint Maur des Fossés, France), and MM-MTA (Micro-Mega, Besançon Cedex, France) on the cell viability, hard tissue deposition capacity, and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stem cells (hBMSCs) derived from mandibular bone. Dental materials were packed into Teflon rings (Grover Corp, Milwaukee, WI) and placed on Transwell inserts (Corning, Corning, NY) to determine the toxicity of tooth filling materials by the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxy-methoxy-phenyl)-2-(4-sulfo-phenyl)-2H tetrazolium assay on days 1, 3, 7, and 14; 20% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) was used as a positive control for the toxicity assay. hBMSCs were characterized by their surface markers with mesenchymal stem cell antibodies. Teflon rings were cocultured with hBMSCs followed by the induction of osteogenic differentiation. The osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs and hard tissue formation of the materials were evaluated by analyzing the messenger RNA expression levels of osteonectin, Runt-related transcription factor 2, and collagen type 1A by real-time polymerase chain reaction expression analysis, measurement of alkaline phosphatase activity, and visualization of calcium deposits by alizarin red staining. MTA, Biodentine, and MM-MTA did not exhibit a cytotoxic effect on hBMSCs after 14 days in culture. Even though all the materials significantly stimulate (P Biodentine or MM-MTA according to the messenger RNA expression, alkaline phosphatase, immunocytochemistry

  10. Applications of direct-to-consumer hearing devices for adults with hearing loss: a review

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    Manchaiah V


    Full Text Available Vinaya Manchaiah,1–4 Brian Taylor,5 Ashley L Dockens,1 Nicole R Tran,1 Kayla Lane,1 Mariana Castle,1 Vibhu Grover1 1Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA; 2The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; 3Audiology India, Mysore, 4Department of Speech and Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India; 5Taylor Audio LLC, Minneapolis, MN, USA Background: This systematic literature review is aimed at investigating applications of direct-to-consumer hearing devices for adults with hearing loss. This review discusses three categories of direct-to-consumer hearing devices: 1 personal sound amplification products (PSAPs, 2 direct-mail hearing aids, and 3 over-the-counter (OTC hearing aids.Method: A literature review was conducted using EBSCOhost and included the databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. After applying prior agreed inclusion and exclusion criteria, 13 reports were included in the review.Results: Included studies fell into three domains: 1 electroacoustic characteristics, 2 consumer surveys, and 3 outcome evaluations. Electroacoustic characteristics of these devices vary significantly with some meeting the stringent acoustic criteria used for hearing aids, while others producing dangerous output levels (ie, over 120-dB sound pressure level. Low-end (or low-cost devices were typically poor in acoustic quality and did not meet gain levels necessary for most adult and elderly hearing loss patterns (eg, presbycusis, especially in high frequencies. Despite direct-mail hearing aids and PSAPs being associated with lower satisfaction when compared to hearing aids purchased through hearing health care professionals, consumer surveys suggest that 5%–19% of people with hearing loss purchase hearing aids through direct-mail or online. Studies on outcome evaluation suggest positive

  11. Exploration of amino acid biomarkers in polar ice with the Mars Organic Analyzer (United States)

    Jayarajah, C.; Botta, O.; Aubrey, A.; Parker, E.; Bada, J.; Mathies, R.


    A portable microfabricated capillary electrophoresis (CE) system named the Mars Organic Analyzer (MOA) has been developed to analyze fluorescently-labeled biomarkers including amino acids, amines, nucleobases, and amino sugars with the goal of life detection on Mars (1,2). This technology has also been shown to be effective in screening the formation of biogenic amines during fermentation (3). The MOA is a part of the Urey instrument package that has been selected for the 2016 European ExoMars mission by ESA. The identification of recent gully erosion sites, observations of ice on and beneath the surface of Mars, and the discovery of large reservoirs of sub-surface ice on Mars point to water-ice as an important target for astrobiological analyses. In addition, the ice samples on the Moon, Mercury, Europa and Enceladus are of interest due to the possibility that they may contain information on biogenic material relevant to the evolution of life. We explore here the use of the MOA instrument for the analysis of amino acids in polar ice samples. The amino acids valine, alanine/serine, glycine, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid were found in the parts-per-billion range from Greenland ice-core samples. Chiral analysis of these samples yielded D/L ratios of 0.51/0.09 for alanine/serine and 0.14/0.06 for aspartic acid. Individual amino acids in the parts-per-trillion range were found in Antarctic ice samples collected from the surface of a meteorite collection area. The distinct amino acid and amine content of these samples indicates that further biomarker characterization of ice samples as a function of sampling location, depth, and structural features will be highly informative. The rapid sensitive analysis capabilities demonstrated here establish the feasibility of using the MOA to analyze the biomarker content of ice samples in planetary exploration. 1. Skelley, A. M.; Scherer, J. R.; Aubrey, A. D.; Grover, W. H.; Ivester, R. H. C., Ehrenfreund, P.; Grunthaner, F. J

  12. Exchange transfusion with fluorocarbon for studying synaptically evoked optical signal in rat cortex. (United States)

    Nomura, Y; Fujii, F; Sato, C; Nemoto, M; Tamura, M


    . Zieglgansberger, The intrinsic optical signal evoked by chiasm stimulation in the rat suprachiasmatic nuclei exhibits GABAergic day-night variation, Eur. J. Neurosci. 8 (1996) 319-328] [3] [9] [13] [24]. A spectral fitting method with three components is used for the analysis of intrinsic optical signal [M. Nemoto, Y. Nomura, C. Sato, M. Tamura, K. Houkin, I. Koyanagi, H. Abe, Analysis of optical signals evoked by peripheral nerve stimulation in rat somatosensory cortex: dynamic changes in hemoglobin concentration and oxygenation, J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 19 (1999) 246-259] [17]. In order to validate the analysis, we need the knowledge on contribution of signal resulted from hemoglobin to total intrinsic optical signal. The exchange transfusion with fluorocarbon has the advantage that can change the spectral contribution of hemoglobin [M. Ferrari, M.A. Williams, D.A. Wilson, N.V. Thakor, R.J. Traystman, D.F. Hanley, Cat brain cytochrome-c oxidase redox changes induced by hypoxia after blood-fluorocarbon exchange transfusion, Am. J. Physiol. 269 (1995) H417-H424; A.L. Sylvia, C.A. Piantadosi, O(2) dependence of in vivo brain cytochrome redox responses and energy metabolism in bloodless rats, J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 8 (1988) 163-172] [6] [23]. Here we describe a new method of the reduction of hemoglobin signal from somatosensory evoked optical intrinsic signal in rat cortex by the combination of exchange transfusion with fluorocarbon and imaging system of thinned skull cranial window. The method allows for the study of the synaptically evoked changes in light scattering as well as fluorescence of calcium indicator or voltage-sensitive dye without absorption of hemoglobin.

  13. Improvement of ocean loading correction for superconducting gravimeter data of GGP including Syowa Station, Antarctica, and the effect on fluid core resonance (FCR) parameters (United States)

    Kim, Taehee; Shibuya, Kazuo; Doi, Koichiro; Aoyama, Yuichi; Hayakawa, Hideaki


    The free core nutation (FCN), also refered to as the nearly diurnal free wobble, is due to the pressure coupling between the liquid core and the solid mantle. The FCN enhances the resonance with the diurnal earth tide. Investigation of resonance parameters of FCR (eigenperiod, quality factor Q, and resonance strength) is essential for the Earth's deep interior dynamics and structure. The eigenperiod directly depends on the core-mantle boundary (CMB) ellipticity and on the mantle's inelasticity. The quality factor Q is a direct consequence of damping mechanisms inside the Earth (Sasao et al., 1980; Sasao and Wahr, 1981; Florsch and Hinderer, 2000). For determining theseresonance parameters, the tidal gravimetric factor based on superconducting gravimeter (SG) data is used. We used the gravity data of 4 stations, from 1992 through 2002 at Syowa Station, from 1997 through 2007 at Strasbourg, from 1998 through 2007 at Metsahovi, from 2000 through 2006 at Sutherland, of the GGP Data Center. The tidal gravity parameters were determined using the BAYTAP-G software package (Ishiguro et al., 1981; Tamura et al., 1991). In this study, we focused on the influence of ocean loading effect on precise estimation of FCN parameters. The global ocean tidal models, CSR4.0 (Eanes and Bettadpur, 1999), GOT99.2b (Ray, 1999), FES2004 (Lyard et al., 2006) and TPXO7.1 (Egbert and Erofeeva, 2002) models are tested. These models are accomodated to the GOTIC2 for ocean loading estimation program (Matsumoto et al. 2001). The quality factor Q is dependent on the phase delay of the tidal waves, that means the imaginary part of gravimetric factor corrected for ocean loading effect is an important point for this inverse problem(Florsch and Hinderer, 2000). We present how much the accuracy of FCR parameters can be improved by adopting proper ocean models to each station (Le provost et al., 2001). For this work, we have applied minor waves for ocean loading correction (Matsumoto, 2003), and the

  14. Investigations in the Spectral Properties of Operators with Distant Perturbations (survey

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    A. M. Golovina


    Full Text Available We propose a chronological overview of researches on operators with distant perturbations. Let us explain what "distant perturbations" mean. An elementary example of the operator with distant perturbations is a differential operator of the second order with two finite potentials. Supports of these operators are at a great distance from each other, i.e. they are \\distant".The study of such operators has been performed since the middle of the last century, mostly by foreign researchers see eg. R. Ahlrichs, T. Aktosun, M. Klaus, P. Aventini, P. Exner, E.B. Davies, V. Graffi, E.V. Harrell II, H.J. Silverstone, M. Mebkhout, R. Hoegh-Krohn, W. Hun ziker, V. Kostrykin, R. Schrader, J.D. Morgan (III, Y. Pinchover, O.K. Reity, H. Tamura, X. Wang, Y. Wang, S. Kondej, B. Simon, I. Veselic, D.I. Borisov, A.M. Golovina. The main objects of their investigation were the asymptotic behaviors of eigenvalues and corresponding eigenfunctions of perturbed operators. In several papers the research was focused on resolvents and eigenvalues of perturbed operator arising from the edge of the essential spectrum. The main results of the past century are the first members of the asymptotics of perturbed eigenvalues and the corresponding eigenfunctions and the first members of the asymptotics of resolvents of the perturbed operators. The main results of the last fifteen years are full asymptotic expansions for the eigenvalues and their corresponding functions and an explicit formula for the resolvent of the perturbed operator.In this paper, we also note that up to 2004 only different kind of potentials were considered as perturbing operators, and Laplace and Dirac operators were considered as unperturbed operators. Only since 2004, nonpotential perturbing operators appeared in the literature. Since 2012, an arbitrary elliptic differential operator is considered as an unperturbed operator.We propose a classification of investigations on distant perturbations, based on the

  15. Psychological distress after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: results of a mental health and lifestyle survey through the Fukushima Health Management Survey in FY2011 and FY2012. (United States)

    Yabe, Hirooki; Suzuki, Yuriko; Mashiko, Hirobumi; Nakayama, Yoko; Hisata, Mitsuru; Niwa, Shin-Ichi; Yasumura, Seiji; Yamashita, Shunichi; Kamiya, Kenji; Abe, Masafumi


    On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake followed by a gigantic tsunami hit the Pacific coast of Northeast Japan (Tohoku) and damaged Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing a radiation hazard in the entire Fukushima Prefecture. The radiation dose exposed either externally and internally in Fukushima residents have been evaluated to be low so far and it is hardly believed that they may have any direct radiation risk on physical condition. The purpose of this report is, therefore, to describe results of a mental health and lifestyle survey intended to facilitate adequate care for residents who are at a higher risk of developing mental health problems after the complicated accident. The target population of this survey is the residents of evacuation zones including Hirono Town, Naraha Town, Tomioka Town, Kawauchi Village, Okuma Town, Futaba Town, Namie Town, Katsurao Village, Minamisoma City, Tamura City, Yamakiya district of Kawamata Town, and Iitate Village. The targeted population was 210,189 in fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) and 211,615 in fiscal year 2012 (FY2012). Questionnaires have been mailed since January 2012, and subsequently, January 2013, 10 and 22 months after the disaster. Among of them, children 63.4%, adults 40.7% for FY2011, and children 41.0%, adults 29.7% for FY2012 responded to the questionnaires mailed. Sociodemographic data showed that many evacuee households were separated after the disaster and had to move several times. K6 was used in this survey to estimate general mental health. The proportion (14.6% in FY2011 and 11.9% inFY2012) of adults who scored above the K6 cut-off (≥13) for general mental health was higher than usual, indicating severe mental health problems among evacuees. The proportion (21.6% in FY2011 and 18.3% inFY2012) of adults who scored above the cut-off (≥44) of PTSD checklist (PCL), reflecting traumatic symptoms, was almost equal to that of the workers after the 9.11 World

  16. Textural evolution of a dunitic matrix during formation of hybrid troctolites: insights from the Monte Maggiore peridotitic body (Corsica, France). (United States)

    Basch, Valentin; Rampone, Elisabetta; Crispini, Laura; Ildefonse, Benoit; Godard, Marguerite


    decrease of modal olivine coupled to increase of modal interstitial phases. We observed a correlated evolution of textural parameters in olivine at increasing amount of melt impregnation, namely a progressive increase of the number of grains, decreasing grain size and a decrease in the shape factor and aspect ratio of the grains. Overall, this textural evolution is indicative of a dismembering of corroded mantle olivine grains into several small rounded grains (low shape factor and aspect ratio), caused by reactive melt percolation and crystallization. These observations confirm the possible hybrid origin of troctolites after impregnation of an olivine matrix, and quantify the evolution of the texture and dismembering of olivines after melt-related corrosion. Boudier, F., Nicolas, A. (1995) Nature of the Moho Transition Zone in the Oman Ophiolite, Journal of Petrology,36:777-796. Drouin, M., Ildefonse, B., Godard, M. (2010) A microstructural imprint of melt impregnation in slow spreading lithosphere: Olivine-rich troctolites from the Atlantis Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 30°N, IODP Hole U1309D, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q06003, doi:10.1029/2009GC002995. Rampone, E., Piccardo, G.B., Hofmann, A.W. (2008) Multi-stage melt-rock interaction in the Mt. Maggiore (Corsica, France) ophiolitic peridotites: microstructural and geochemical evidence, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156:453-475, doi: 10.1007/s00410-008-0296-y Sanfilippo, A., Morishita, T., Kumagai, H., Nakamura, K., Okino, K., Hara, K., Tamura, A., Arai, S. (2015) Hybrid troctolites from Mid-Ocean Ridges: Inherited mantle in the lower crust, Lithos, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.06.025

  17. Detección de toxoplasmosis congénita en líquido amniótico humano mediante la técnica de nested-pcr

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    A. Hortúa


    Full Text Available La toxoplasmosis es provocada por el parasite intracelular obligado Toxoplasma gondii,de la familia Toxoplasmidae (Flores, 1991. Este parasite puede ser asintomático en adultos con un sistema inmune normal, pero puede ser de gran trascendencia en el feto en gestación y en pacientes con SIDA o deficiencia en el sistema inmune (Montoya, 1996. La presencia de anticuerpos antitoxoplasma indica únicamente que la persona se infecto con el microorganismo en un momento dado y no que haya oeste desarrollando la toxoplasmosis necesariamente, pero un resultado positivo indica que el individuo está en riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad (Perea, 1983. \\ Si la infección se produce durante el embarazo, existe la posibilidad que la toxoplasmosis sea transmitida al feto ocasionando aborto espontaneo, prematuridad o enfermedades severas en el feto, tales como: hidrocefalia y calcificaciones inn-ace- i rebrales (Picazo, 1994. En la mayoría de los casos el diagnóstico biológico de la toxoplasmosis congénita se basa en métodos serológicos indirectos; sin embargo, en los últimos años los diversos estudios realizados en Biología Molecular permitieron utilizar la Técnica de Reacción en Cadena de la Polimerasa (PCR para el diagnóstico de la enfermedad (Hohlfeld, 1994. Los primeros estudios en PCR fueron dirigidos a la amplificación de la secuencia repetitiva del gen B1 de Toxoplasma gondii en líquido amniótico de mujeres infectadas (Grover, 1990. La prueba de PCR en liquido amniótico es definitivamente mas sensible que otras técnicas convencionales usadas, ya que estas presentan dificultad en establecer un diagnóstico segura y oportuno, por esto se ha implementando la técnica de PCR en la detección de la toxoplasmosis, aportando un progreso indiscutible en aquellos casos donde los exámenes clínicos y serológicos presentan limitaciones. También disminuye el tiempo de análisis de las muestras arrojando resultados en un período máximo de 24

  18. Detection of trace amino acid biomarkers in ice from extreme environments with the Mars Organic Analyzer (United States)

    Jayarajah, Christine; Jayarajah, Christine; Botta, Oliver; Aubrey, Andrew; Parker, Eric; Bada, Jeffrey; Mathies, Richard

    -per-billion range from these ice-core samples. Chiral analysis of these samples yielded D/L ratios of 0.51/0.09 for alanine/serine and 0.14/0.06 for aspartic acid. Individual amino acids in the parts-per-trillion range were found in Antarctic ice samples collected from the surface of a meteorite collection area. The distinct amino acid and amine content of these samples indicates that further biomarker characterization of ice samples as a function of sampling location, depth, and structural features will be highly informative. The rapid sensitive analysis capabilities demonstrated here establish the feasibility of using the MOA to analyze the biomarker content of ice samples in planetary exploration. 1. Skelley, A. M.; Scherer, J. R.; Aubrey, A. D.; Grover, W. H.; Ivester, R. H. C., Ehrenfreund, P.; Grunthaner, F. J.; Bada, J. L.; Mathies, R. A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 2005, 192, 1041-1046. 2. Skelley, A. M., Cleaves, H. J., Jayarajah, C. N., Bada, J. L. and Mathies, R. A., Astrobiology 2006, 6, 824-837. 3. Skelley, A. M., Aubrey, A. D., Willis, P. A., Amashukeli, X., Ehrenfreuend, P. , Bada, J. L., Grunthaner, F. J. and Mathies, R. A. Journal of Geophysical Research 2007, 112, G04S11 4. Jayarajah, C.N., Skelley, A.M., Fortner, A.D., and Mathies, R.A., Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 21, 8162-8169. 5. Sanderson, K., Nature 2006, 414. 800-801. 6. Price, B.P. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 2000, 97, 1247-1251.

  19. PREFACE: Strongly correlated electron systems Strongly correlated electron systems (United States)

    Saxena, Siddharth S.; Littlewood, P. B.


    modulations in the precursor region of FeGeH Wilhelm, M Baenitz, M Schmidt, C Naylor, R Lortz, U K Rößler, A A Leonov and A N Bogdanov Antiferromagnetism in metals: from the cuprate superconductors to the heavy fermion materialsSubir Sachdev, Max A Metlitski and Matthias Punk Superconducting gap structure of the 115s revisitedF Ronning, J-X Zhu, Tanmoy Das, M J Graf, R C Albers, H B Rhee and W E Pickett Nonmagnetic ground states and phase transitions in the caged compounds PrT2Zn20 (T = Ru, Rh and Ir)T Onimaru, K T Matsumoto, N Nagasawa, Y F Inoue, K Umeo, R Tamura, K Nishimoto, S Kittaka, T Sakakibara and T Takabatake New universality class of quantum criticality in Ce- and Yb-based heavy fermionsShinji Watanabe and Kazumasa Miyake

  20. PREFACE: Exploring surfaces and buried interfaces of functional materials by advanced x-ray and neutron techniques Exploring surfaces and buried interfaces of functional materials by advanced x-ray and neutron techniques (United States)

    Sakurai, Kenji


    measurement. Advances in such technologies are bringing with them new opportunities in surface and buried interface science. In the not too distant future, we will publish a special issue or a book detailing such progress. Exploring surfaces and buried interfaces of functional materials by advanced x-ray and neutron techniques contents Lateral uniformity in chemical composition along a buried reaction front in polymers using off-specular reflectivity Kristopher A Lavery, Vivek M Prabhu, Sushil Satija and Wen-li Wu Orientation dependence of Pd growth on Au electrode surfaces M Takahasi, K Tamura, J Mizuki, T Kondo and K Uosaki A grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering analysis on capped Ge nanodots in layer structures Hiroshi Okuda, Masayuki Kato, Keiji Kuno, Shojiro Ochiai, Noritaka Usami, Kazuo Nakajima and Osami Sakata High resolution grazing-incidence in-plane x-ray diffraction for measuring the strain of a Si thin layer Kazuhiko Omote X-ray analysis of mesoporous silica thin films templated by Brij58 surfactant S Fall, M Kulij and A Gibaud Review of the applications of x-ray refraction and the x-ray waveguide phenomenon to estimation of film structures Kouichi Hayashi Epitaxial growth of largely mismatched crystals on H-terminated Si(111) surfaces Hidehito Asaoka Novel TiO2/ZnO multilayer mirrors at 'water-window' wavelengths fabricated by atomic layer epitaxy H Kumagai, Y Tanaka, M Murata, Y Masuda and T Shinagawa Depth-selective structural analysis of thin films using total-external-reflection x-ray diffraction Tomoaki Kawamura and Hiroo Omi Structures of Yb nanoparticle thin films grown by deposition in He and N2 gas atmospheres: AFM and x-ray reflectivity studies Martin Jerab and Kenji Sakurai Ga and As composition profiles in InP/GaInAs/InP heterostructures—x-ray CTR scattering and cross-sectional STM measurements Yoshikazu Takeda, Masao Tabuchi and Arao Nakamura Polarized neutron reflectivity study of a thermally treated MnIr/CoFe exchange bias system Naoki

  1. Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Injury; Our Experience in Clinical Studies, Animal Studies, Obstacles faced and steps for future

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    Ayyappan S


    , Santos M. Cell therapy using bone marrow stromal cells in chronic paraplegic rats: systemic or local administration? Neurosci Lett. 2006 Haro J, Zurita M, Ayllón L, Vaquero J. Detection of 111.In-oxine-labeled bone marrow stromal cells after intravenous or intralesional administration inchronic paraplegic rats. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Mar4.Yano S, Kuroda S, Lee JB, Shichinohe H, Seki T, Ikeda J, Nishimura G, Hida K, Tamura M, Iwasaki Y. In vivo fluorescence tracking of bone marrow stromal cells transplanted into pneumatic injury model of rat spinal cord. J Neurotrauma.2005 Aug5.Ravikumar R, Narayanan S, Baskar S, SenthilNagarajan R, Abraham S. Autologous Stem Cell Injection for Spinal Cord Injury- A Clinical Study from India. PASRM 2007-0046.Justin William B, Ayyappan S, DhanaJayaRao G, Pushkinraj H, Kannan TA , Sureshkumar R, Manjunath S, Murugan P, Srinivasan V, Abraham S. Intralesional Application of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells with Scaffold in Canine for Spinal Cord Injury. PASRM, IV annual symposium , 2009.7.Yasuda H, Kuroda S, Shichinohe H, Kamei S, Kawamura R, Iwasaki Y. Effect of biodegradable fibrin scaffold on survival, migration, and differentiation of transplanted bone marrow stromal cells after cortical injury in rats. J Neurosurg. 2010 ;112(2:336-44. 8.Abraham et al. Stem cell Clinical trials Session. Stem cell Global blue Print Conference (21-22 May2010 Toronto, Canada

  2. Genomes to Life Project Quarterly Report April 2005.

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    Heffelfinger, Grant S.; Martino, Anthony; Rintoul, Mark Daniel; Geist, Al; Gorin, Andrey; Xu, Ying; Palenik, Brian


    acknowledge the contributions of: Grant Heffelfinger1*, Anthony Martino2, Brian Palenik6, Andrey Gorin3, Ying Xu10,3, Mark Daniel Rintoul1, Al Geist3, Matthew Ennis1, with Pratul Agrawal3, Hashim Al-Hashimi8, Andrea Belgrano12, Mike Brown1, Xin Chen9, Paul Crozier1, PguongAn Dam10, Jean-Loup Faulon2, Damian Gessler12, David Haaland1, Victor Havin4, C.F. Huang5, Tao Jiang9, Howland Jones1, David Jung3, Katherine Kang14, Michael Langston15, Shawn Martin1, Shawn Means1, Vijaya Natarajan4, Roy Nielson5, Frank Olken4, Victor Olman10, Ian Paulsen14, Steve Plimpton1, Andreas Reichsteiner5, Nagiza Samatova3, Arie Shoshani4, Michael Sinclair1, Alex Slepoy1, Shawn Stevens8, Charlie Strauss5, Zhengchang Su10, Ed Thomas1, Jerilyn Timlin1, WimVermaas13, Xiufeng Wan11, HongWei Wu10, Dong Xu11, Grover Yip8, Erik Zuiderweg8 *Author to whom correspondence should be addressed ( 1. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 2. Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 4. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 5. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 6. University of California, San Diego 7. University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign 8. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 9. University of California, Riverside 10. University of Georgia, Athens 11. University of Missouri, Columbia 12. National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM 13. Arizona State University 14. The Institute for Genomic Research 15. University of Tennessee 5 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL8500.

  3. Prevalence Of Disability In India-An Update

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    terms of food and shelter were cared for. Over the years, the concept of rehabilitation has undergone a sea change in its approach; the care and management of PWD; today means not only educating and training the PWD, but also empowering PWD to be included with normal mainstream in their own community (Grover, 2005'.                                                                            , In the recent past there has been however a growing realization all over the world especially among developing countries about the need to evolve suitable policies & programs for the welfare of the disabled. But the paucity of data on the size of population of the handicapped belonging to different categories, needed for understanding the magnitude of the welfare services for their rehabilitation, is a major impediment for evolving a realistic approach to their problems. In order to evolve a successful programme for their comprehensive rehabilitation including social integration , detailed information relating to prevalence, types of disability, incidence of their age, sex, etiology etc is very essential. Present article, based on the findings of the Government of India publication, "Disabled Persons In India" Report No. 485, NSS 58"' Round July-Dec2002 (published in Dec-20032 will be of immense help to policy makers/ planners and administrators, rehabilitation professionals and medical, paramedical persons who are actively involved in strengthening of disability prevention and rehabilitation services for the disabled persons. The objective of this article is to present the prevalence of disabilities in India in different geographical and cultural regions, pattern of age of onset, etiology and to describe the social status of the PWD in the country. Methodology: The National Sample survey organization (NSSO had conducted thrice the detailed survey of PWD to provide information on their magnitude & other

  4. Molecular mechanism of crystallization impacting calcium phosphate cements

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    Giocondi, J L; El-Dasher, B S; Nancollas, G H; Orme, C A


    {approx}10{sup -3} to 10{sup -4} for a pyrophosphate based cement (Grover et al., 2006). Where the in situ SPM approach provides unique insights is in providing details of where and how molecules inhibit or accelerate kinetics. This has the potential to aid in designing molecules to target specific steps and to guide synergistic combinations of additives. For example, it is unlikely that bulk techniques could deduce the simultaneous acceleration and inhibition effects of etidronate; or that citrate reduced growth rate by altering step density rather than step speed. In addition, SPM data translates to tractable questions for modelers. The questions changes from 'How does etidronate inhibit brushite growth?' to 'Why does etidronate bind strongly to the [101]{sub Cc} step while it doesn't to the [10-1]{sub Cc} step?' This is still a challenging question but it is far better defined. Given that step chemistries are generally different, it seems reasonable to expect that the greatest inhibition will be achieved not with one, but with several synergistically chosen additives. For example, the most effective growth inhibitors for brushite would target the two fast steps, namely the non-polar, [10-1]{sub Cc} and the polar, [101]{sub Cc} steps. Several molecules have been shown to slow the polar step, with etidronate as the most dramatic example. By contrast, only Mg was observed to slow the [10-1]{sub Cc} step. Thus, a combination of high concentrations of Mg to target the [10-1]{sub Cc} step with low concentrations of etidronate to target the polar steps, should be a more effective combination than either alone. However Mg is not a particularly good inhibitor in the sense that high concentrations are needed, and it is not specific. More ideally, an inhibitor would be designed to interact specifically with the [10-1] step, which would allow the two steps to be independently modified. Again, this provides an opportunity for tighter coupling with

  5. Genomes to Life Project Quartely Report October 2004.

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    Heffelfinger, Grant S.; Martino, Anthony; Rintoul, Mark Daniel; Geist, Al; Gorin, Andrey; Xu, Ying; Palenik, Brian

    2005-02-01 Acknowledgment We want to gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the GTL Project Team as follows: Grant S. Heffelfinger1*, Anthony Martino2, Andrey Gorin3, Ying Xu10,3, Mark D. Rintoul1, Al Geist3, Matthew Ennis1, Hashimi Al-Hashimi8, Nikita Arnold3, Andrei Borziak3, Bianca Brahamsha6, Andrea Belgrano12, Praveen Chandramohan3, Xin Chen9, Pan Chongle3, Paul Crozier1, PguongAn Dam10, George S. Davidson1, Robert Day3, Jean Loup Faulon2, Damian Gessler12, Arlene Gonzalez2, David Haaland1, William Hart1, Victor Havin3, Tao Jiang9, Howland Jones1, David Jung3, Ramya Krishnamurthy3, Yooli Light2, Shawn Martin1, Rajesh Munavalli3, Vijaya Natarajan3, Victor Olman10, Frank Olken4, Brian Palenik6, Byung Park3, Steven Plimpton1, Diana Roe2, Nagiza Samatova3, Arie Shoshani4, Michael Sinclair1, Alex Slepoy1, Shawn Stevens8, Chris Stork1, Charlie Strauss5, Zhengchang Su10, Edward Thomas1, Jerilyn A. Timlin1, Xiufeng Wan11, HongWei Wu10, Dong Xu11, Gong-Xin Yu3, Grover Yip8, Zhaoduo Zhang2, Erik Zuiderweg8 *Author to whom correspondence should be addressed ( 1. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 2. Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 4. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 5. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 6. University of California, San Diego 7. University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign 8. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 9. University of California, Riverside 10. University of Georgia, Athens 11. University of Missouri, Columbia 12. National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  6. PREFACE: Preface (United States)

    Luo, Qingming; Wang, Lihong V.; Tuchin, Valery V.


    )Ruey-Jen Sung, Stanford University (USA)A Dean Sherry, The University of Texas at Dallas (USA)Bruce Tromberg, University of California/Irvine (USA)Fujia Yang, Nottingham University (UK)Jianquan Yao, Tianjin University (China)Yixin Zeng, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (China)Baoyong Zheng, Hua Wei Technologies Corporation, Inc (China) Program CommitteeWei R Chen, University of Central Oklahoma (USA)Zhongping Chen, University of California/Irvine (USA)Arthur Chiou, National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan, China)Frank Y S Chuang, University of California, Davis (USA)Zhihua Ding, Zhejiang University (China)Congwu Du, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)Stefan Haacke, Strasbourg University - IPCMS-DON (France)Weiping Han, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) (Singapore)Zheng Huang, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (USA)Zhiwei Huang, National University of Singapore (Singapore)Steven L Jacques, Oregon Health & Science University (USA)Fu-Jen Kao, National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan, China)Hideaki Koizumi, Hitachi, Ltd (Japan)Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University (USA)Yong-qing Li, East Carolina University (USA)Chengyi Liu, South China Normal University (China)Hong Liu, University of Oklahoma (USA)Zuhong Lu, Southeast University (China)Dennis L Matthews, University of California/Davis (USA)Avraham Mayevsky, Bar Ilan University (Israel)Stephen P Morgan, University of Nottingham (UK)Shoko Nioka, University of Pennsylvania (USA)Yingtian Pan, State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA)Alexander V Priezzhev, MV Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)Jianan Y Qu, The Hongkong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)Colin J R Sheppard, National University of Singapore (Singapore)Mamoru Tamura, Tsinghua University (China)Sergey Ulyanov, Saratov State University (Russia)Ruikang K Wang, Oregon Health & Science University (USA)Xunbin Wei, Fudan University (China)Da Xing, South China Normal University (China)Haishan Zeng, BC Cancer Research

  7. Preface: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals (LAM13) (Ekaterinburg, Russia, 8 14 July 2007) (United States)

    Popel, Pjotr; Gelchinskii, Boris; Sidorov, Valeriy


    , simulation; G: Surface and interface; H: Mechanical properties and new materials; I: Quasicrystals; J: Industrial applications. The largest sessions were E, C, D and F with 53, 47, 43 and 40 reports, respectively. Posters were exhibited during the first (sessions A-E) or last (sessions F-J) three days of the conference. As usual, each oral session started with an invited talk. In accordance with contemporary tendencies the first invited talk of M Yao (Kyoto University) was devoted to interrelations between liquid metal studies and nanoscience. He pointed out that the physics of disordered matter, especially liquid metals, has provided nanoscience with basic ideas and theoretical tools such as ab initio molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. K Tamura (Kyoto University) reported experimental investigation results of expanded liquid rubidium, showing that observed structural features are originated from the instability of low-density electron gas. Modern theory has predicted that interacting electron gas suffers negative compressibility and the static dielectric function (DF) becomes negative when electron density is sufficiently reduced. Negative DF is of special interest when considering the possibility of new types of superconductors. In the next invited lecture, M I Mendelev and J R Morris (USA) described how MD simulations were performed to study phase transformations in supercooled liquid Al. The authors found that the widely used EAM potential for Al enables vitrification for cooling rates achievable in classical MD simulation, while other Al potentials enable crystallization under the same conditions. The reason for this difference was discussed, as well as features of vitrification in the EA Al. P Häussler (Chemnitz Univeristy) spoke about fundamental structure-forming processes in liquid and amorphous materials. He proposed the resonance model as an autonomous missing link between the microscopic description of atoms/molecules of Schrödinger's equation, and crystals

  8. PREFACE: 13th International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals (United States)

    Popel, Pjotr; Gelchinskii, Boris; Sidorov, Valeriy; Son, Leonid; Sabirzjanov, Alexandre


    and new materials; I) Quasicrystals; J) Industrial applications. The most representative sessions were E (53 reports), C (47), D (43) and F (40). All posters were exhibited during the first (sections A-E) or the last (sections F-J) three days of the conference. All the sessions took place in the Government House of Sverdlovsk Region where, in addition, everyone was able to enjoy dishes of Russian cuisine during lunches and coffee breaks. As usual, each oral session started from an invited talk. Therefore, 10 invited lecturers presented their reports. In accordance with contemporary tendency the first invited talk of M Yao (Kyoto University) was devoted to interrelations between liquid metal studies and nano-science. He pointed out that physics of disordered matter, especially liquid metals, has provided nano-science with basic ideas and theoretical tools such as ab initio MD simulation. K Tamura (Kyoto University) reported results of experimental investigation of expanded liquid rubidium showing that observed structural features originate from the instability of the low-density electron gas. Modern theory has predicted that interacting electron gas suffers a negative compressibility and the static dielectric-function (DF) becomes negative when electron density is sufficiently reduced. The negative DF is of special interest in connection with the possibility of a new type of superconductor. In the invited lecture of M I Mendelev and J R Morris (USA) MD simulations were performed to study phase transformations in supercooled liquid Al. The authors found that widely used EAM potential for Al provides vitrification for the cooling rates achievable in classical MD simulation, while other Al potentials provide crystallization under the same conditions. The reason for this difference, as well as features of the vitrification in the EA Al, were discussed. P Häussler (Chemnitz University) spoke about fundamental structure-forming processes in liquid and amorphous materials

  9. PREFACE: 11th IAEA Technical Meeting on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers (United States)

    Takizuka, Tomonori


    and Fusion Center, USA) F Ryter (Max-Plank-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany) H Saimaru (University of Tsukuba, Japan) R Sakamoto (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) Y Sakamoto (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan) M Sasaki (University of Tokyo, Japan) Y Shi (Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China) A Shimizu (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) T Shimozuma (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) P B Snyder (General Atomics, USA) C Suzuki (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) H Takahashi (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) Y Takahashi (Nagoya University, Japan) Y Takeiri (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) H Takenaga (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan) M Takeuchi (Nagoya University, Japan) T Takizuka (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan) N Tamura (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) K Tanaka (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) S Tokuda (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan) S Tokunaga (Kyushu University, Japan) G Turri (Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, EPFL, Switzerland) H Urano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan) H Utoh (Tohok University, Japan) K Uzawa (Kyoto University, Japan) M Valovic (EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, UK) L Vermare (Max-Plank-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany) F Watanabe (Nagoya University, Japan) M Yagi (Kyushu University, Japan) Y Yamaguchi (University of Tsukuba, Japan) K Yamazaki (Nagoya University, Japan) M Yokoyama (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan) M Yoshida (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan) M Yoshinuma (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan)

  10. The state of research after 25 years of Nanotechnology (United States)

    Demming, Anna


    Discussions%20podcasts [2] 25th Volume Special Issue [3] Lee S-K, Humayun Kabir S M, Sharma B K, Kim B J, Cho J H and Ahn J-H 2014 Photo-patternable ion gel-gated graphene transistors and inverters on plastic Nanotechnology 25 014002 [4] Park S, Yun J M, Maiti U N, Moon H-S, Jin H M and Kim S O 2014 Device-oriented graphene nanopatterning by mussel-inspired directed block copolymer self-assembly Nanotechnology 25 014008 [5] Li Y, Nagato K, Delaunay J-J, Kubota J and Domen K 2014 Fabrication of highly ordered Ta2O5 and Ta3N5 nanorod arrays by nanoimprinting and through-mask anodization Nanotechnology 25 014013 [6] Lu P, Lu N, Wang J, Kim M J and Xia Y 2014 Site-selective sulfurization of bromide-capped palladium nanocubes by polysulfide and the underlying mechanism Nanotechnology 25 014003 [7] Lin Y, Zeng B, Ji Y, Liang W, Feng D, Gao M, Zhang Y, Chen X, Chen B and Chen C 2014 Nucleation dynamics of nanostructural TiO2 films with controllable phases on (001) LaAlO3 Nanotechnology 25 014014 [8] Special issue on Organic Photovoltaics [9] Rudenko A E, Latif A A and Thompson B 2014 Influence of β-linkages on morphology and performance of DArP P3HT-PC61BM solar cells Nanotechnology 25 014005 [10] Grover G N, Rao N and Christman K L 2014 Myocardial matrix-polyethylene glycol hybrid hydrogels for tissue engineering Nanotechnology 25 014011 [11] Kim T and Hyeon T 2014 Applications of inorganic nanoparticles as therapeutic agents Nanotechnology 25 012001 [12] Moran C H, Rycenga M, Xia X, Cobley C M and Xia Y 2014 Using well-defined Ag nanocubes as substrates to quantify the spatial resolution and penetration depth of SERS imaging Nanotechnology 25 014007

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    Full Text Available REVIEWER DATABASEA S PaddaAarati KrishnanAarti KapilAbdul JilaniAbhaya JoglekarAbhijit PakhareAbhisek MishraAbhishek ArunAbhishek GuptaAbhishek JadhavAbhishek SinghAditi SinghAdrija RoyAdwitiya MukhopadhyayAhmed MandilA SubramanianAjit SahaiAkanksha GautamAkela MohamedAkhila GopinathanAkshay KumarAlankrata JainAli AbediAlisha SyiemliehAmal BasuAmandeep KaurA ChauhanAmarnath GuptaAmar SinhaAmir M KhanAmit KaushikAmit PawaiyaAmit SinghAmrita KansalAmrita SougaijamA WadheraAnand DixtA NeelakantanAnil PurtyAnimesh JainAnisha MohanAnjali AroraAnjan DattaAnju GahlotAnkita BajpaiAnku SaikiaAnmol GoyalAnu AgrawalAnu BhardwajAnuj JangraAnupama AryaA MohokarAnurag ChaudaryA SrivastavaAr BondArnab GhoshArpan YagnikArpit PrajapatiArshad AyubArti RauthanArun SainiArun SharmaArun ShiraliArun SugumaranArun VargheseArun WanjpeArvind NathArvind SinghAsha RAshish ChauhanAshish SinhaAshish SrivastavaAshish YadavAshok BhardwajAshok SrivastavaAshu GroverAshutosh SarwaAshwani SinhaAshwini KumarAthar AnsariAtul PuthiaAustin OkpanmaAvijit DasAvijit SinghaAvinash SunthliaB P MathurB VermaBabu DilipBadri MisraBaridalyne NongkynrihBhaswati SenguptaBhavana PandeyBhavana PantBhola NathBhupinder AnandBhupinder SinghBhuwan SharmaBiju SomanBimlesh KumarBinod KumarBinod PatroBishwas AcharyaBiswajit PaulB ChakravarthyB MannaC M S RawatC P MishraC M SinghChandra PrabhaChibi RushithaChitrangada MistryD SrivastavaDaksh SharmaDaneshwar SinghDanish ImtiazDebabrata RoyDeep ShikhaDeepa NairDeepak ChopraDeepak GuptaDeepak SharmaDeepika MittalNandanwarD SharmaDevi NairDharma BhattaD GahwaiDheeraj SharmaDhiraj SrivastavaDhrubajyotiDileepanDinesh BhatnagarDipanjan DeyDivya RajaseharanEkta GuptaEmanuel CummingsEnakshi GanguliFabrice JotterandFatma KarasuFomboh RichardGagan GargGajendra GuptaGarima MittalG BandyopadhyayGeetanjali KapoorGeetu SinghGhos AhmedGirish ChavanGirjesh YadavGita NegiGmsubba RaoGnanakshiGobezie TemesgenGokul ShindeGouri PadhyKassa GideboGunjan NathH ChopraHameeda Ali

  12. PREFACE: International Symposium on Vacuum Science & Technology and its Application for Accelerators (IVS 2012) (United States)

    Pandit, V. S.; Pal, Gautam


    clearly indicates that industry has advanced quite significantly. During the symposium, the Indian Vacuum Society honoured two distinguished personalities for their remarkable and significant contributions to the field of vacuum science and development of technology in the country. Awards were presented for both oral and poster papers during the symposium. A committee evaluated the scientific content and clarity of presentation of contributed papers. We believe that deliberations and discussions at the symposium will help gain a better understanding of the complicated and involved technology of vacuum science and be of benefit to scientists and technologists. Subimal Saha Convener Gautam Pal Co-Convener V S Pandit Secretary Surajit Pal Treasurer Conference photograph International Advisory Committee National Advisory Committee S BanerjeeDAE/IndiaR K Bhandari (Chairman)VECC Rockett AngusAVS/USAD L BandyopadhyayIVS A V Dadve CdrPfeiffer Vac /IndiaS B BhattIPR M Barma TIFR/IndiaK G BhushanBARC R K BhandariVECC/IndiaAlok ChakrabartiVECC R C BudhaniNPL, IndiaD P ChakravartyBARC Shekhar ChanderCEERI/IndiaTushar DesaiMumbai Univ S C ChetalIGCAR/IndiaR DeyVECC K L ChopraIIT Delhi/IndiaS C GadkariBARC Christian DayKIT/GermanyS K GuptaIUVSTA/India Kraemer DieterFAIR/GermanyShrikrishna GuptaBARC L M GantayatBARC/IndiaRajendra JatharAgilent Technologies R B GroverDAE, BARC/IndiaS N JoshiCEERI P D Gupta RRCAT/IndiaD KanjilalIUAC Szajman JakubVSA/AustraliaC MallikVECC R N JayarajNFC/IndiaS G MarkandeyaBRNS S KailasBARC/IndiaK C MittalBARC P K KawIPR/IndiaS NagarjunHHV Bangalore Lalit KumarMTRDC/IndiaK G M NairIGCAR Jean Larour Ecole/FranceGautam Pal (Co-convener)VECC Marminga LiaTRIUMF/CanadaSurajit Pal (Treasurer)VECC Shekhar MishraFermilab/USA V S Pandit (Secretary)VECC Ganapatirao MyneniJlab/USaR G PillayTIFR S V NarasaiahHHV/IndiaMohan PradeepNPL K RadhakrishnanISRO/IndiaY Ranga RaoVac Techniques A S Raja RaoIVS/IndiaR RanganathanSINP T RamasamiDST/IndiaSubimal Saha (Convener

  13. Selected Abstracts of the 2nd Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2017; Venice (Italy; October 31-November 4, 2017; Session "Neurology and Follow-up"

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    Full Text Available Selected Abstracts of the 2nd Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2017; Venice (Italy; October 31-November 4, 201758th ESPR Annual Meeting, 7th International Congress of UENPS, 3rd International Congress of EFCNIORGANIZING INSTITUTIONSEuropean Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR, European Society for Neonatology (ESN, Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies (UENPS, European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNIORGANIZING COMMITTEELuc Zimmermann (President of ESPR, Morten Breindahl (President of ESN, Manuel Sánchez Luna (President of UENPS, Silke Mader (Chairwoman of the Executive Board and Co-Founder of EFCNISCIENTIFIC COMMITTEEVirgilio P. Carnielli (Congress President Chair, Pierre Gressens (Past Scientific President, Umberto Simeoni, Manon Benders, Neil Marlow, Ola D. Saugstad, Petra Hüppi, Agnes van den HoogenSession "Neurology and Follow-up"ABS 1. PRETERM BIRTH AND THE TIMING OF PUBERTY • E. James, C. Wood, H. Nair, T. WilliamsABS 2. NEONATAL PAIN, OPIOID AND ANAESTHETIC EXPOSURE; WHAT REMAINS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN AFTER THE WHEELS OF TIME? • G.E. van den Bosch, D. Tibboel, J.C. de Graaff, H. El Marroun, A. van der Lugt, T. White, M. van DijkABS 3. DEPRESSION DURING PREGNANCY AND DNA METHYLATION CHANGES IN CORD BLOOD • A.-C. Viuff, G. Sharp, D. Raj, K.J. Kyng, L.H. Pedersen, T.B. Henriksen, C.L. ReltonABS 4. PREVENTION OF CEREBRAL PALSY: FEASIBILITY OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS AND UMBILICAL CORD MESENCHYMAL STROMAL CELLS • H. Shintaku, M. Nabetani, T. Hamazaki, S. Kusuda, M. Tamura, S. Watabe, M. Hayakawa, Y. Sato, M. Tsuji, A. Taguchi, H. Ichiba, O. Akira, R. Mori, A.Taki, T. Mukai, T. Nagamura-InoueABS 5. NO GENDER-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN FETAL CORPUS CALLOSUM THICKNESS: IN-UTERO MRI STUDY • R. Bercovitz, R. Achiron, C. Hoffmann, A. AchironABS 6. NEUROMOTOR PROFILE OF HIGH-RISK INFANTS AT TERM OR NEAR TERM • I. Ereno, W.Y. TehABS 7. THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY