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  1. Anderson localization of multichannel excitations in disordered two-dimensional waveguide arrays

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    Lobanov, V. E.; Borovkova, O. V.; Vysloukh, V. A.

    2015-03-01

    We considered the transfer of multi-spot optical patterns through disordered two-dimensional waveguide arrays with shallow refractive index modulation. In computer simulations, it was uncovered that statistically averaged output intensity distributions of complex inputs retain their structural features for suitable disorder strengths due to the Anderson-like localization of light. To characterize the quality of the input-output pattern similarity, we introduced corresponding criteria and analyzed their variations with the disorder level.

  2. Gravitational Anderson localization.

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    Rothstein, Ira Z

    2013-01-01

    We present a higher dimensional model where gravity is bound to a brane due to Anderson localization. The extra dimensions are taken to be a disordered crystal of branes, with randomly distributed tensions of order the fundamental scale. Such geometries bind the graviton and thus allow for arbitrarily large extra dimensions even when the curvature is small. Thus this model is quite distinct from that of Randall and Sundrum where localization is a consequence of curvature effects in the bulk. The hierarchy problem can be solved by having the standard model brane live a distance away from the brane on which the graviton is localized. The statistical properties of the system are worked out and it is shown that the scenario leads to a continuum of four dimensional theories with differing strengths of gravitational interactions. We live on one particular brane whose gravitational constant is G(N). PMID:23383775

  3. Red light for Anderson localization

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    Skipetrov, S. E.; Page, J. H.

    2016-02-01

    During the last 30 years, the search for Anderson localization of light in three-dimensional (3D) disordered samples yielded a number of experimental observations that were first considered successful, then disputed by opponents, and later refuted by their authors. This includes recent results for light in TiO2 powders that Sperling et al now show to be due to fluorescence and not to Anderson localization (2016 New J. Phys. 18 013039). The difficulty of observing Anderson localization of light in 3D may be due to a number of factors: insufficient optical contrast between the components of the disordered material, near-field effects, etc. The way to overcome these difficulties may consist in using partially ordered materials, complex structured scatterers, or clouds of cold atoms in magnetic fields.

  4. Low shear viscosity due to Anderson localization

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    Giannakis, Ioannis; Hou Defu; Ren Haicang; Li Jiarong

    2008-01-15

    We study the Anderson localization effect on the shear viscosity in a system with random medium by Kubo formula. We show that this effect can suppress nonperturbatively the shear viscosity and other transport coefficients. The possible relevancy of such a suppression to the near perfect fluid behavior of the quark-gluon plasma created in heavy-ion collisions is discussed.

  5. Universal mechanism for Anderson and weak localization

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    Filoche, Marcel; Mayboroda, Svitlana

    2012-01-01

    Localization of stationary waves occurs in a large variety of vibrating systems, whether mechanical, acoustical, optical, or quantum. It is induced by the presence of an inhomogeneous medium, a complex geometry, or a quenched disorder. One of its most striking and famous manifestations is Anderson localization, responsible for instance for the metal-insulator transition in disordered alloys. Yet, despite an enormous body of related literature, a clear and unified picture of localization is still to be found, as well as the exact relationship between its many manifestations. In this paper, we demonstrate that both Anderson and weak localizations originate from the same universal mechanism, acting on any type of vibration, in any dimension, and for any domain shape. This mechanism partitions the system into weakly coupled subregions. The boundaries of these subregions correspond to the valleys of a hidden landscape that emerges from the interplay between the wave operator and the system geometry. The height of the landscape along its valleys determines the strength of the coupling between the subregions. The landscape and its impact on localization can be determined rigorously by solving one special boundary problem. This theory allows one to predict the localization properties, the confining regions, and to estimate the energy of the vibrational eigenmodes through the properties of one geometrical object. In particular, Anderson localization can be understood as a special case of weak localization in a very rough landscape. PMID:22927384

  6. Anderson localization for chemically realistic systems

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    Terletska, Hanna

    2015-03-01

    Disorder which is ubiquitous for most materials can strongly effect their properties. It may change their electronic structures or even cause their localization, known as Anderson localization. Although, substantial progress has been achieved in the description of the Anderson localization, a proper mean-field theory of this phenomenon for more realistic systems remains elusive. Commonly used theoretical methods such as the coherent potential approximation and its cluster extensions fail to describe the Anderson transition, as the average density of states (DOS) employed in such theories is not critical at the transition. However, near the transition, due to the spatial confinement of carriers, the local DOS becomes highly skewed with a log-normal distribution, for which the most probable and the typical values differ noticeably from the average value. Dobrosavljevic et.al., incorporated such ideas in their typical medium theory (TMT), and showed that the typical (not average) DOS is critical at the transition. While the TMT is able to capture the localized states, as a local single site theory it still has several drawbacks. For the disorder Anderson model in three dimension it underestimates the critical disorder strength, and fails to capture the re-entrance behavior of the mobility edge. We have recently developed a cluster extension of the TMT, which addresses these drawbacks by systematically incorporating non-local corrections. This approach converges quickly with cluster size and allows us to incorporate the effect of interactions and realistic electronic structure. As the first steps towards realistic material modeling, we extended our TMDCA formalisms to systems with the off diagonal disorder and multiple bands structures. We also applied our TMDCA scheme to systems with both disorder and interactions and found that correlations effects tend to stabilize the metallic behavior even in two dimensions. This work was supported by DOE SciDAC Grant No. DE-FC02-10ER25916 and BES CMCSN Grant No. DE-AC02-98CH10886.

  7. Resonant Anderson localization in segmented wires

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    Estarellas, Cristian; Serra, Llorenç

    2016-03-01

    We discuss a model of random segmented wire, with linear segments of two-dimensional wires joined by circular bends. The joining vertices act as scatterers on the propagating electron waves. The model leads to resonant Anderson localization when all segments are of similar length. The resonant behavior is present with one and also with several propagating modes. The probability distributions evolve from diffusive to localized regimes when increasing the number of segments in a similar way for long and short localization lengths. As a function of the energy, a finite segmented wire typically evolves from localized to diffusive to ballistic behavior in each conductance plateau.

  8. Dynamical Localization for Unitary Anderson Models

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    Hamza, Eman; Joye, Alain; Stolz, Günter

    2009-11-01

    This paper establishes dynamical localization properties of certain families of unitary random operators on the d-dimensional lattice in various regimes. These operators are generalizations of one-dimensional physical models of quantum transport and draw their name from the analogy with the discrete Anderson model of solid state physics. They consist in a product of a deterministic unitary operator and a random unitary operator. The deterministic operator has a band structure, is absolutely continuous and plays the role of the discrete Laplacian. The random operator is diagonal with elements given by i.i.d. random phases distributed according to some absolutely continuous measure and plays the role of the random potential. In dimension one, these operators belong to the family of CMV-matrices in the theory of orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle. We implement the method of Aizenman-Molchanov to prove exponential decay of the fractional moments of the Green function for the unitary Anderson model in the following three regimes: In any dimension, throughout the spectrum at large disorder and near the band edges at arbitrary disorder and, in dimension one, throughout the spectrum at arbitrary disorder. We also prove that exponential decay of fractional moments of the Green function implies dynamical localization, which in turn implies spectral localization. These results complete the analogy with the self-adjoint case where dynamical localization is known to be true in the same three regimes.

  9. Anderson localization of light near boundaries of disordered photonic lattices

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    Jovic, Dragana M.; Kivshar, Yuri S.; Denz, Cornelia; Belic, Milivoj R.

    2011-03-15

    We study numerically the effect of boundaries on Anderson localization of light in truncated two-dimensional photonic lattices in a nonlinear medium. We demonstrate suppression of Anderson localization at the edges and corners, so that stronger disorder is needed near the boundaries to obtain the same localization as in the bulk. We find that the level of suppression depends on the location in the lattice (edge vs corner), as well as on the strength of disorder. We also discuss the effect of nonlinearity on various regimes of Anderson localization.

  10. Signatures of Anderson localization in the ionization rates of periodically driven Rydberg states

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    Wimberger, Sandro; Buchleitner, Andreas

    2001-09-01

    We provide a statistical characterization of the ionization yield of one-dimensional, periodically driven Rydberg states of atomic hydrogen, in the spirit of Anderson localization theory. We find excellent agreement with predictions for the conductance across an Anderson localized, quasi-one-dimensional, disordered wire, in the semiclassical limit of highly excited atomic initial states. For the moderate atomic excitations typically encountered in state of the art laboratory experiments, finite-size effects induce significant deviations from the solid state picture. However, large-scale fluctuations of the atomic conductance prevail and are robust when averaged over a finite interval of driving field amplitudes, as inevitably done in the experiment.

  11. Anderson localization effects near the Mott metal-insulator transition

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    Bragana, Helena; Aguiar, M. C. O.; Vu?i?evi?, J.; Tanaskovi?, D.; Dobrosavljevi?, V.

    2015-09-01

    The interplay between Mott and Anderson routes to localization in disordered interacting systems gives rise to different transitions and transport regimes. Here, we investigate the phase diagram at finite temperatures using dynamical mean-field theory combined with typical medium theory, which is an effective theory of the Mott-Anderson metal-insulator transition. We mainly focus on the properties of the coexistence region associated with the Mott phase transition. For weak disorder, the coexistence region is found to be similar to that in the clean case. However, as we increase disorder, Anderson localization effects are responsible for shrinking the coexistence region, and at sufficiently strong disorder (approximately equal to twice the bare bandwidth) it drastically narrows, the critical temperature Tc abruptly goes to zero, and we observe a phase transition in the absence of a coexistence of the metallic and insulating phases. In this regime, the effects of interaction and disorder are found to be of comparable importance for charge localization.

  12. Ergodicity and dynamical localization for Delone-Anderson operators

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    Germinet, Franois; Mller, Peter; Rojas-Molina, Constanza

    2015-11-01

    We study the ergodic properties of Delone-Anderson operators, using the framework of randomly colored Delone sets and Delone dynamical systems. In particular, we show the existence of the integrated density of states and, under some assumptions on the geometric complexity of the underlying Delone sets, we obtain information on the almost-sure spectrum of the family of random operators. We then exploit these results to study the Lifshitz-tail behavior of the integrated density of states of a Delone-Anderson operator at the bottom of the spectrum. Furthermore, we use Lifshitz-tail estimates as an input for the multi-scale analysis to prove dynamical localization.

  13. Polaronic conduction and Anderson localization in reduced strontium barium niobate

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    Dandeneau, Christopher S.; Yang, YiHsun; Olmstead, Marjorie A.; Bordia, Rajendra K.; Ohuchi, Fumio S.

    2015-12-01

    Electron transport mechanisms in reduced Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 (SBN50) are investigated from ˜100 to 955 K through an analysis of the electrical conductivity (σ) and the Seebeck coefficient (S) with respect to temperature (T). Notably, experimental evidence is presented that supports a scenario of Anderson localization below 600 K and carrier excitation across a mobility edge at higher temperature. As a relaxor ferroelectric, stoichiometric SBN has intrinsic disorder associated with both the distribution of Sr/Ba vacancies and the formation of polarized nanoregions. The removal of oxygen through reduction generates conduction electrons in SBN. At the lowest temperatures measured (100-155 K), the electrical conductivity exhibits a temperature dependence characteristic of variable range hopping, followed by a transition to small polaron hopping at intermediate temperatures (250-545 K). In both the variable range and small polaron hopping regimes, a semiconductor-like temperature dependence of the electrical conductivity (dσ/dT > 0) was observed. However, above 615 K, dσ/dT decreases dramatically and eventually becomes metal-like (dσ/dT < 0). Concomitantly, the Seebeck coefficient exhibits a linear dependence on lnT from 615 to 955 K with the same slope (˜104 μ V/K) for both polycrystalline SBN50 and single crystalline SBN61 (both reduced), indicating a similar, constant density of states near the Fermi level for both compositions. The application of Seebeck coefficient theory to this inherently disordered material reveals that the excitation of carriers across a mobility edge is likely responsible for the change in dσ/dT at high temperature. Such findings may have a significant impact in the field of conductive ferroelectrics.

  14. Anderson localization of light in disordered superlattices containing graphene layers

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    Chaves, A. J.; Peres, N. M. R.; Pinheiro, F. A.

    2015-11-01

    We perform a theoretical investigation of light propagation and Anderson localization in one-dimensional disordered superlattices composed of dielectric stacks with graphene sheets in between. Disorder is introduced either on graphene material parameters (e.g., Fermi energy) or on the widths of the dielectric stacks. We derive an analytic expression for the localization length ? , and we compare it to numerical simulations using the transfer-matrix technique; a very good agreement is found. We demonstrate that the presence of graphene may strongly attenuate the anomalously delocalized Brewster modes, and it is at the origin of a periodic dependence of ? on frequency, in contrast to the usual asymptotic decay, ? ??-2 . By unveiling the effects of graphene on Anderson localization of light, we pave the way for new applications of graphene-based, disordered photonic devices in the THz spectral range.

  15. Anderson localization on the Bethe lattice: nonergodicity of extended States.

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    De Luca, A; Altshuler, B L; Kravtsov, V E; Scardicchio, A

    2014-07-25

    Statistical analysis of the eigenfunctions of the Anderson tight-binding model with on-site disorder on regular random graphs strongly suggests that the extended states are multifractal at any finite disorder. The spectrum of fractal dimensions f(α) defined in Eq. (3) remains positive for α noticeably far from 1 even when the disorder is several times weaker than the one which leads to the Anderson localization; i.e., the ergodicity can be reached only in the absence of disorder. The one-particle multifractality on the Bethe lattice signals on a possible inapplicability of the equipartition law to a generic many-body quantum system as long as it remains isolated. PMID:25105646

  16. Integrals of motion for one-dimensional Anderson localized systems

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    Modak, Ranjan; Mukerjee, Subroto; Yuzbashyan, Emil A.; Shastry, B. Sriram

    2016-03-01

    Anderson localization is known to be inevitable in one-dimension for generic disordered models. Since localization leads to Poissonian energy level statistics, we ask if localized systems possess ‘additional’ integrals of motion as well, so as to enhance the analogy with quantum integrable systems. We answer this in the affirmative in the present work. We construct a set of nontrivial integrals of motion for Anderson localized models, in terms of the original creation and annihilation operators. These are found as a power series in the hopping parameter. The recently found Type-1 Hamiltonians, which are known to be quantum integrable in a precise sense, motivate our construction. We note that these models can be viewed as disordered electron models with infinite-range hopping, where a similar series truncates at the linear order. We show that despite the infinite range hopping, all states but one are localized. We also study the conservation laws for the disorder free Aubry–Andre model, where the states are either localized or extended, depending on the strength of a coupling constant. We formulate a specific procedure for averaging over disorder, in order to examine the convergence of the power series. Using this procedure in the Aubry–Andre model, we show that integrals of motion given by our construction are well-defined in localized phase, but not so in the extended phase. Finally, we also obtain the integrals of motion for a model with interactions to lowest order in the interaction.

  17. Multi-Scale Jacobi Method for Anderson Localization

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    Imbrie, John Z.

    2015-11-01

    A new KAM-style proof of Anderson localization is obtained. A sequence of local rotations is defined, such that off-diagonal matrix elements of the Hamiltonian are driven rapidly to zero. This leads to the first proof via multi-scale analysis of exponential decay of the eigenfunction correlator (this implies strong dynamical localization). The method has been used in recent work on many-body localization (Imbrie in On many-body localization for quantum spin chains, arXiv:1403.7837 , 2014).

  18. Anomalous optical Anderson localization in mixed one dimensional photonic quasicrystals.

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    Liu, Cunding; Kong, Mingdong; Li, Bincheng

    2015-09-21

    Anomalous optical Anderson localization (AOAL) in mixed one-dimensional (1D) photonic quasicrystals with matching impedance is obtained when the average refractive index of left- and right-handed layers is approximately zero. The transport properties of ordinary and anomalous localization are investigated and compared. The difficulties in expressing analytically the scaling factors of the mixed photonic quasicrystals are illustrated from Hamiltonian-map analysis. An approach based on transfer matrix method is proposed to simulate the localization behavior. From the simulation, it is found that the narrow distribution of the phase shift is responsible for AOAL in the mixed photonic structures. The scaling factors of AOAL decrease with the broadening of the phase shift distribution. The maximum phase shifts of the mixed photonic structures determine the lower boundary of the anomalous localization. PMID:26406759

  19. Anderson localization and Mott insulator phase in the time domain

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    Sacha, Krzysztof

    2015-01-01

    Particles in space periodic potentials constitute standard models for investigation of crystalline phenomena in solid state physics. Time periodicity of periodically driven systems is a close analogue of space periodicity of solid state crystals. There is an intriguing question if solid state phenomena can be observed in the time domain. Here we show that wave-packets localized on resonant classical trajectories of periodically driven systems are ideal elements to realize Anderson localization or Mott insulator phase in the time domain. Uniform superpositions of the wave-packets form stationary states of a periodically driven particle. However, an additional perturbation that fluctuates in time results in disorder in time and Anderson localization effects emerge. Switching to many-particle systems we observe that depending on how strong particle interactions are, stationary states can be Bose-Einstein condensates or single Fock states where definite numbers of particles occupy the periodically evolving wave-packets. Our study shows that non-trivial crystal-like phenomena can be observed in the time domain. PMID:26074169

  20. Anderson localization transition in thin films of gadolinium

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    Misra, R.; Hebard, A. F.; Muttalib, K. A.; Woelfle, P.

    2009-03-01

    In situ temperature-dependent transport studies have been performed on a series of gadolinium (Gd) films deposited onto sapphire substrates having sheet resistance R0 ? Rxx(5K) varying over the range 4011 ? (35) to 132 K? (< 20 ). The disorder strength, as measured by R0, is sufficiently high so that quantum corrections to the classical Boltzmann conductivity are no longer observed. In this region of moderately strong disorder, we find a temperature-dependent conductivity of the form ?(T) = A +BT^p where A and B are disorder-dependent constants and p is a power with value 0.4. We find that A is proportional to (1-R0/Rc)^s where the conductivity exponent s =1 and the critical resistance Rc = 22.7 k?. This change in sign of A with unity exponent at critical disorder describes the critical regime of an Anderson localization transition[1] with the temperature-dependent localization length sufficiently small so that the Gd films can be considered to be in the 3D regime, rather than the 2D regime where metallic behavior does not occur [2]. [1] Lee & Ramakrishnan, RMP 57, 287 (1985); Belitz & Kirkpatrick, RMP 66, 261 (1994) [2] Abrahams, Anderson, Licciardello & Ramakrishnan, PRL 42, 673 (1979)

  1. Experimental Observation of Two-Dimensional Anderson Localization with the Atomic Kicked Rotor.

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    Manai, Isam; Clment, Jean-Franois; Chicireanu, Radu; Hainaut, Clment; Garreau, Jean Claude; Szriftgiser, Pascal; Delande, Dominique

    2015-12-11

    Dimension 2 is expected to be the lower critical dimension for Anderson localization in a time-reversal-invariant disordered quantum system. Using an atomic quasiperiodic kicked rotor-equivalent to a two-dimensional Anderson-like model-we experimentally study Anderson localization in dimension 2 and we observe localized wave function dynamics. We also show that the localization length depends exponentially on the disorder strength and anisotropy and is in quantitative agreement with the predictions of the self-consistent theory for the 2D Anderson localization. PMID:26705619

  2. Experimental Observation of Two-Dimensional Anderson Localization with the Atomic Kicked Rotor

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    Manai, Isam; Clément, Jean-François; Chicireanu, Radu; Hainaut, Clément; Garreau, Jean Claude; Szriftgiser, Pascal; Delande, Dominique

    2015-12-01

    Dimension 2 is expected to be the lower critical dimension for Anderson localization in a time-reversal-invariant disordered quantum system. Using an atomic quasiperiodic kicked rotor—equivalent to a two-dimensional Anderson-like model—we experimentally study Anderson localization in dimension 2 and we observe localized wave function dynamics. We also show that the localization length depends exponentially on the disorder strength and anisotropy and is in quantitative agreement with the predictions of the self-consistent theory for the 2D Anderson localization.

  3. Anderson localization of matter waves in quantum-chaos theory

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    Fratini, E.; Pilati, S.

    2015-06-01

    We study the Anderson localization of atomic gases exposed to three-dimensional optical speckles by analyzing the statistics of the energy-level spacings. This method allows us to consider realistic models of the speckle patterns, taking into account the strongly anisotropic correlations which are realized in concrete experimental configurations. We first compute the mobility edge Ec of a speckle pattern created using a single laser beam. We find that Ec drifts when we vary the anisotropy of the speckle grains, going from higher values when the speckles are squeezed along the beam propagation axis to lower values when they are elongated. We also consider the case where two speckle patterns are superimposed, forming interference fringes, and we find that Ec is increased compared to the case of idealized isotropic disorder. We discuss the important implications of our findings for cold-atom experiments.

  4. Numerical and Laboratory Studies of Ultrasonic Anderson Localization.

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    Loewenherz, James Henry

    A numerical study of Anderson localization in two dimensions and a laboratory study of weak localization in three dimensions are presented. The two-dimensional study was performed by mathematically modelling a system of masses connected to a rigid base by springs of random stiffness. The masses were connected together by inextensible, massless strings. The resulting system of equations was then solved on a digital computer by stepping forward in time and solving explicitly for the displacements at each time step. Plots of the second moment of energy vs. time were made for different amounts of disorder, with values for the ratio of randomness to coupling strength (W/V) ranging from 6.0 to 9.0. No mobility edge was found, indicating that all modes were exponentially localized regardless of the degree of disorder. The three-dimensional study was performed by scattering a beam of 7 MHz ultrasound at a cell containing a slurry of glass or PMMA spherical beads and water, and measuring the backscattered energy as a function of angle. In accord with theoretical predictions, an enhanced backscatter peak with a width of 12 degrees and a magnitude twice that of the large-angle scattered energy was observed with the glass beads in a water slurry. An ultrasonic beam splitter was designed and successfully implemented to observe the small-angle scattered energy.

  5. Anderson localization in optical lattices with correlated disorder

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    Fratini, E.; Pilati, S.

    2015-12-01

    We study the Anderson localization of atomic gases exposed to simple-cubic optical lattices with a superimposed disordered speckle pattern. The two mobility edges in the first band and the corresponding critical filling factors are determined as a function of the disorder strength, ranging from vanishing disorder up to the critical disorder intensity where the two mobility edges merge and the whole band becomes localized. Our theoretical analysis is based both on continuous-space models that take into account the details of the spatial correlation of the speckle pattern, and also on a simplified tight-binding model with an uncorrelated distribution of the on-site energies. The mobility edges are computed via the analysis of the energy-level statistics, and we determine the universal value of the ratio between consecutive level spacings at the mobility edge. We analyze the role of the spatial correlation of the disorder, and we also discuss a qualitative comparison with available experimental data for interacting atomic Fermi gases obtained in the moderate interaction regime.

  6. Anderson Localization for Schrdinger Operators on with Strongly Mixing Potentials

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    Bourgain, Jean; Schlag, Wilhelm

    In this paper we show that for a.e. x?[ 0,2 ?) the operators defined on as and with Dirichlet condition ?- 1= 0, have pure point spectrum in with exponentially decaying eigenfunctions where ? > 0 and are small. As it is a simple consequence of known techniques that for small ? one has [- 2 +?, 2-?]? spectrum (H(x)) for a.e.x?[ 0, 2 ?), we thus established Anderson localization on the spectrum up to the edges and the center. More general potentials than cosine can be treated, but only those energies with nonzero spectral density are allowed. Finally, we prove the same result for operators on the whole line with potential , where A:?2-->?2 is a hyperbolic toral automorphism, F?C1(?2), ?F= 0, and ? small. The basis for our analysis is an asymptotic formula for the Lyapunov exponent for ?--> 0 by Figotin-Pastur, and generalized by Chulaevski-Spencer. We combine this asymptotic expansion with certain martingale large deviation estimates in order to apply the methods developed by Bourgain and Goldstein in the quasi-periodic case.

  7. Asymmetric Anderson model and spin excitations in the Kondo insulator YbB{sub 12}

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    Barabanov, A. F.; Maksimov, L. A.

    2009-07-15

    A cluster problem is analyzed as an example demonstrating that the observed three-mode behavior of spin-triplet excitations in YbB{sub 12} can be described by the asymmetric Anderson model with insulating singlet ground state. In the case of an infinite system, it is argued that the behavior of the f subsystem can be analyzed by using an effective Hamiltonian H{sub J} with direct antiferromagnetic f-f exchange interaction. The spin excitation spectrum is shown to have a minimum at the antiferromagnetic vector, as observed experimentally. A distinctive feature of the analysis is the use of singlet and triplet basis operators.

  8. Anderson localization as a parametric instability of the linear kicked oscillator

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    Tessieri; Izrailev

    2000-09-01

    We rigorously analyze the correspondence between the one-dimensional standard Anderson model and a related classical system, the "kicked oscillator" with noisy frequency. We show that the Anderson localization corresponds to a parametric instability of the oscillator, the localization length being related to the rate of exponential growth of the energy of the oscillator. Analytical expression for a weak disorder is obtained, which is valid both inside the energy band and at the band edge. PMID:11088802

  9. Anderson attractors in active arrays.

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    Laptyeva, Tetyana V; Tikhomirov, Andrey A; Kanakov, Oleg I; Ivanchenko, Mikhail V

    2015-01-01

    In dissipationless linear media, spatial disorder induces Anderson localization of matter, light, and sound waves. The addition of nonlinearity causes interaction between the eigenmodes, which results in a slow wave diffusion. We go beyond the dissipationless limit of Anderson arrays and consider nonlinear disordered systems that are subjected to the dissipative losses and energy pumping. We show that the Anderson modes of the disordered Ginsburg-Landau lattice possess specific excitation thresholds with respect to the pumping strength. When pumping is increased above the threshold for the band-edge modes, the lattice dynamics yields an attractor in the form of a stable multi-peak pattern. The Anderson attractor is the result of a joint action by the pumping-induced mode excitation, nonlinearity-induced mode interactions, and dissipative stabilization. The regimes of Anderson attractors can be potentially realized with polariton condensates lattices, active waveguide or cavity-QED arrays. PMID:26304462

  10. Anderson attractors in active arrays

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    Laptyeva, Tetyana V.; Tikhomirov, Andrey A.; Kanakov, Oleg I.; Ivanchenko, Mikhail V.

    2015-01-01

    In dissipationless linear media, spatial disorder induces Anderson localization of matter, light, and sound waves. The addition of nonlinearity causes interaction between the eigenmodes, which results in a slow wave diffusion. We go beyond the dissipationless limit of Anderson arrays and consider nonlinear disordered systems that are subjected to the dissipative losses and energy pumping. We show that the Anderson modes of the disordered Ginsburg-Landau lattice possess specific excitation thresholds with respect to the pumping strength. When pumping is increased above the threshold for the band-edge modes, the lattice dynamics yields an attractor in the form of a stable multi-peak pattern. The Anderson attractor is the result of a joint action by the pumping-induced mode excitation, nonlinearity-induced mode interactions, and dissipative stabilization. The regimes of Anderson attractors can be potentially realized with polariton condensates lattices, active waveguide or cavity-QED arrays. PMID:26304462

  11. Anderson localization of a Tonks-Girardeau gas in potentials with controlled disorder

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    Radic, J.; Bacic, V.; Jukic, D.; Buljan, H.; Segev, M.

    2010-06-15

    We theoretically demonstrate features of Anderson localization in a Tonks-Girardeau gas confined in one-dimensional potentials with controlled disorder. That is, we investigate the evolution of the single-particle density and correlations of a Tonks-Girardeau wave packet in such disordered potentials. The wave packet is initially trapped, the trap is suddenly turned off, and after some time the system evolves into a localized steady state due to Anderson localization. The density tails of the steady state decay exponentially, while the coherence in these tails increases. The latter phenomenon corresponds to the same effect found in incoherent optical solitons.

  12. Transverse Anderson localization of light near Dirac points of photonic nanostructures.

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    Deng, Hanying; Chen, Xianfeng; Malomed, Boris A; Panoiu, Nicolae C; Ye, Fangwei

    2015-01-01

    We perform a comparative study of the Anderson localization of light beams in disordered layered photonic nanostructures that, in the limit of periodic layer distribution, possess either a Dirac point or a Bragg gap in the spectrum of the wavevectors. In particular, we demonstrate that the localization length of the Anderson modes increases when the width of the Bragg gap decreases, such that in the vanishingly small bandgap limit, namely when a Dirac point is formed, even extremely high levels of disorder are unable to localize the optical modes residing near the Dirac point. A comparative analysis of the key features of the propagation of Anderson modes formed in the Bragg gap or near the Dirac point is also presented. Our findings could provide valuable guidelines in assessing the influence of structural disorder on the functionality of a broad array of optical nanodevices. PMID:26498634

  13. Transverse Anderson localization of light near Dirac points of photonic nanostructures

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    Deng, Hanying; Chen, Xianfeng; Malomed, Boris A.; Panoiu, Nicolae C.; Ye, Fangwei

    2015-10-01

    We perform a comparative study of the Anderson localization of light beams in disordered layered photonic nanostructures that, in the limit of periodic layer distribution, possess either a Dirac point or a Bragg gap in the spectrum of the wavevectors. In particular, we demonstrate that the localization length of the Anderson modes increases when the width of the Bragg gap decreases, such that in the vanishingly small bandgap limit, namely when a Dirac point is formed, even extremely high levels of disorder are unable to localize the optical modes residing near the Dirac point. A comparative analysis of the key features of the propagation of Anderson modes formed in the Bragg gap or near the Dirac point is also presented. Our findings could provide valuable guidelines in assessing the influence of structural disorder on the functionality of a broad array of optical nanodevices.

  14. Transverse Anderson localization of light near Dirac points of photonic nanostructures

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    Deng, Hanying; Chen, Xianfeng; Malomed, Boris A.; Panoiu, Nicolae C.; Ye, Fangwei

    2015-01-01

    We perform a comparative study of the Anderson localization of light beams in disordered layered photonic nanostructures that, in the limit of periodic layer distribution, possess either a Dirac point or a Bragg gap in the spectrum of the wavevectors. In particular, we demonstrate that the localization length of the Anderson modes increases when the width of the Bragg gap decreases, such that in the vanishingly small bandgap limit, namely when a Dirac point is formed, even extremely high levels of disorder are unable to localize the optical modes residing near the Dirac point. A comparative analysis of the key features of the propagation of Anderson modes formed in the Bragg gap or near the Dirac point is also presented. Our findings could provide valuable guidelines in assessing the influence of structural disorder on the functionality of a broad array of optical nanodevices. PMID:26498634

  15. Observation of migrating transverse Anderson localizations of light in nonlocal media.

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    Leonetti, Marco; Karbasi, Salman; Mafi, Arash; Conti, Claudio

    2014-05-16

    We report the experimental observation of the interaction and attraction of many localized modes in a two-dimensional system realized by a disordered optical fiber supporting transverse Anderson localization. We show that a nonlocal optically nonlinear response of thermal origin alters the localization length by an amount determined by the optical power and also induces an action at a distance between the localized modes and their spatial migration. Evidence of a collective and strongly interacting regime is given. PMID:24877941

  16. Wavepacket dynamics of coupled particles in aperiodic chains: Weakening of Anderson localization and local field effects

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    Peixoto, A. S.; Dias, W. S.; Lyra, M. L.; de Moura, F. A. B. F.

    2014-02-01

    We study the wavepacket dynamics of two interacting particles under an aperiodic potential that can be continuously tuned from a pseudo-random to a uniform regime. Assuming an on-site Hubbard interaction, we show that the influence of interaction is not strong enough to change the characteristic aperiodicity that signals the emergence of extended states. However, we unveil that the inter-particles interaction promotes a weakening of Anderson localization that is more prominent at intermediate couplings. The wavepacket dynamics in the regime presenting extended eigenstates show an oscillatory motion of the centroid while the wavepacket widens. We explain in detail the origin of these oscillations and discuss the characteristics of the Bloch oscillations of the two-particles wavepacket by exploring the relevance of bounded states to the dynamics of pair formation.

  17. Anderson localization in optical lattices with speckle disorder

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    Sucu, Serpil; Aktas, Saban; Okan, S. Erol; Akdeniz, Zehra; Vignolo, Patrizia

    2011-12-15

    We study the localization properties of noninteracting waves propagating in a speckle-like potential superposed on a one-dimensional lattice. Using a combined decimation-renormalization procedure, we estimate the localization length for a tight-binding Hamiltonian where site energies are square-sinc-correlated random variables. By decreasing the width of the correlation function, the disorder patterns approach a {delta}-correlated disorder, and the localization length becomes almost energy independent in the strong disorder limit. We show that this regime can be reached for a size of the speckle grains on the order of (lower than) four lattice steps.

  18. Steady-state and dynamical Anderson localization of counterpropagating beams in two-dimensional photonic lattices

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    Jovic, Dragana M.; Belic, Milivoj R.

    2010-02-15

    We demonstrate Anderson localization of mutually incoherent counterpropagating beams in an optically induced two-dimensional photonic lattice. The effect is displayed in a system of two broad probe beams propagating head-on through a fixed disordered photonic lattice recorded in a photorefractive crystal. In addition to the steady-state localization, we also observe the dynamical localization; that is, the localization of time-changing beams. As compared to the localization of single beams, in which there exist no dynamical effects, the localization of counterpropagating beams is more pronounced and prone to instabilities.

  19. Properties of a localized magnetic impurity in a superconducting host: The Anderson-Holstein-BCS model

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    Narasimha Raju, Ch.; Chatterjee, Ashok

    2015-12-01

    A symmetric Anderson-Holstein model with a BCS interaction term is considered to investigate the effect of local electron-phonon interaction on a magnetic impurity in a superconductor. The Kikuchi-Morita Cluster variation (CV) method is used to calculate the local impurity magnetic moment and the binding energy between the impurity and the conduction electrons in the superconductor. The effect of electron-phonon interaction and the order parameter on the bound state is discussed.

  20. Multifractal electronic wave functions in the Anderson model of localization

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    Schreiber, M.; Grussbach, H. )

    1992-06-20

    In this paper, investigations of the multifractal properties of electronic wave functions in disordered samples are reviewed. The characteristic mass exponents of the multifractal measure, the generalized dimensions and the singularity spectra are discussed for typical cases. New results for large 3D systems are reported, suggesting that the multifractal properties at the mobility edge which separates localized and extended states are independent of the microscopic details of the model.

  1. Interplay between Anderson and Stark Localization in 2D Lattices

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    Kolovsky, A. R.

    2008-11-07

    This Letter studies the dynamics of a quantum particle in 2D lattices with on-site disorder in the presence of a static field. It is shown that the particle is localized along the field direction, while in the orthogonal direction to the field it shows diffusive dynamics for algebraically large times. For weak disorder an analytical expression for the diffusion coefficient is obtained by mapping the problem to a band random matrix. This expression is confirmed by numerical simulations of the particle's dynamics, which also indicate the existence of a universal equation for the diffusion coefficient, valid for an arbitrary disorder strength.

  2. Anderson localization and Brewster anomalies in photonic disordered quasiperiodic lattices

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    Reyes-Gomez, E.; Bruno-Alfonso, A.; Cavalcanti, S. B.; Oliveira, L. E.

    2011-09-15

    A comprehensive study of the properties of light propagation through one-dimensional photonic disordered quasiperiodic superlattices, composed of alternating layers with random thicknesses of air and a dispersive metamaterial, is theoretically performed. The superlattices consist of the successive stacking of N quasiperiodic Fibonacci or Thue-Morse heterostructures. The width of the slabs in the photonic superlattice may randomly fluctuate around its mean value, which introduces a structural disorder into the system. It is assumed that the left-handed layers have a Drude-type dispersive response for both the dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability, and Maxwell's equations are solved for oblique incidence by using the transfer-matrix formalism. The influence of both quasiperiodicity and structural disorder on the localization length and Brewster anomalies are thoroughly discussed.

  3. Anderson localization of electrons in single crystals: LixFe7Se8

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    Ying, Tianping; Gu, Yueqiang; Chen, Xiao; Wang, Xinbo; Jin, Shifeng; Zhao, Linlin; Zhang, Wei; Chen, Xiaolong

    2016-01-01

    Anderson (disorder-induced) localization, proposed more than half a century ago, has inspired numerous efforts to explore the absence of wave diffusions in disordered media. However, the proposed disorder-induced metal-insulator transition (MIT), associated with the nonpropagative electron waves, has hardly been observed in three-dimensional (3D) crystalline materials, let alone single crystals. We report the observation of an MIT in centimeter-size single crystals of LixFe7Se8 induced by lattice disorder. Both specific heat and infrared reflectance measurements reveal the presence of considerable electronic states in the vicinity of the Fermi level when the MIT occurs, suggesting that the transition is not due to Coulomb repulsion mechanism. The 3D variable range hopping regime evidenced by electrical transport measurements at low temperatures indicates the localized nature of the electronic states on the Fermi level. Quantitative analyses of carrier concentration, carrier mobility, and simulated density of states (DOS) fully support that LixFe7Se8 is an Anderson insulator. On the basis of these results, we provide a unified DOS picture to explain all the experimental results, and a schematic diagram for finding other potential Anderson insulators. This material will thus serve as a rich playground for both theoretical and experimental investigations on MITs and disorder-induced phenomena. PMID:26989781

  4. Simulation of Anderson localization in two-dimensional ultracold gases for pointlike disorder

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    Morong, W.; DeMarco, B.

    2015-08-01

    Anderson localization has been observed for a variety of media, including ultracold atomic gases with speckle disorder in one and three dimensions. However, observation of Anderson localization in a two-dimensional geometry for ultracold gases has been elusive. We show that a cause of this difficulty is the relatively high percolation threshold of a speckle potential in two dimensions, resulting in strong classical localization. We propose a realistic pointlike disorder potential that circumvents this percolation limit with localization lengths that are experimentally observable. The percolation threshold is evaluated for experimentally realistic parameters, and a regime of negligible classical trapping is identified. Localization lengths are determined via scaling theory, using both exact scattering cross sections and the Born approximation, and by direct simulation of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. We show that the Born approximation can underestimate the localization length by four orders of magnitude at low energies, while exact cross sections and scaling theory provide an upper bound. Achievable experimental parameters for observing localization in this system are proposed.

  5. Anderson localization problem: An exact solution for 2-D anisotropic systems

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    Kuzovkov, V. N.; von Niessen, W.

    2007-04-01

    Our previous results [V.N. Kuzovkov, W. von Niessen, V. Kashcheyevs, O. Hein, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 14 (2002) 13777] dealing with the analytical solution of the two-dimensional (2-D) Anderson localization problem due to disorder is generalized for anisotropic systems (two different hopping matrix elements in transverse directions). We discuss the mathematical nature of the metal-insulator phase transition which occurs in the 2-D case, in contrast to the 1-D case, where such a phase transition does not occur. In anisotropic systems two localization lengths arise instead of only one length.

  6. Ensemble-Averaged Quantum Correlations between Path-Entangled Photons Undergoing Anderson Localization.

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    Gilead, Yehonatan; Verbin, Mor; Silberberg, Yaron

    2015-09-25

    We measure ensemble-averaged quantum correlations of path-entangled photons, propagating in a disordered lattice and undergoing Anderson localization. These result in intriguing patterns, which show that quantum interference leads to unexpected dependencies of the location of one particle on the location of the other. These correlations are shared between localized and nonlocalized components of the two-photon wave function, and, moreover, yield information regarding the nature of the disorder itself. Such effects cannot be reproduced with classical waves, and are undetectable without ensemble averaging. PMID:26451556

  7. Local Polarization Distribution and Edwards-Anderson Order Parameter of Relaxor Ferroelectrics

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    Blinc, R.; Dolin Ek, J.; Gregorovi? , A.; Zalar, B.; Filipi? , C.; Kutnjak, Z.; Levstik, A.; Pirc, R.

    1999-07-01

    The temperature dependence of the Edwards-Anderson order parameter qEA and the local polarization distribution function W\\(p-->\\) have been determined in a PMN single crystal via 2D 93Nb NMR. A glasslike freezing of reorientable polar clusters occurs in the temperature range of the diffuse relaxor transition, whereas the NMR spectra corresponding to pinned nanodomains do not change with temperature. The obtained form of W\\(p-->\\) as well as the temperature dependence of qEA and the nonlinear dielectric susceptibility can be well described by a newly proposed spherical random bond-random field model of relaxor ferroelectrics.

  8. Perfect absorption in nanotextured thin films via Anderson-localized photon modes

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    Aeschlimann, Martin; Brixner, Tobias; Differt, Dominik; Heinzmann, Ulrich; Hensen, Matthias; Kramer, Christian; Lkermann, Florian; Melchior, Pascal; Pfeiffer, Walter; Piecuch, Martin; Schneider, Christian; Stiebig, Helmut; Strber, Christian; Thielen, Philip

    2015-10-01

    The enhancement of light absorption in absorber layers is crucial in a number of applications, including photovoltaics and thermoelectrics. The efficient use of natural resources and physical constraints such as limited charge extraction in photovoltaic devices require thin but efficient absorbers. Among the many different strategies used, light diffraction and light localization at randomly nanotextured interfaces have been proposed to improve absorption. Although already exploited in commercial devices, the enhancement mechanism for devices with nanotextured interfaces is still subject to debate. Using coherent two-dimensional nanoscopy and coherent light scattering, we demonstrate the existence of localized photonic states in nanotextured amorphous silicon layers as used in commercial thin-film solar cells. Resonant absorption in these states accounts for the enhanced absorption in the long-wavelength cutoff region. Our observations establish that Anderson localizationthat is, strong localizationis a highly efficient resonant absorption enhancement mechanism offering interesting opportunities for the design of efficient future absorber layers.

  9. Self-Consistent Theory of Anderson Localization in Two Dimensions in View of Exact Transport Equation

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    Yamane, Y.; Itoh, M.

    2012-10-01

    Self-consistent theory of Anderson localization of two-dimensional non-interacting electrons is formulated in the context of the exact transport equation and conductivity expression derived by the present authors (YI). The irreducible scattering vertex by Vollhardt and Wlfle (VW) is used in this equation, determining the diffusion coefficient in the scattering vertex self-consistently, through Einstein relation. It predicts a similar localization length to that obtained by VW, but shows that the conductivity evaluated by the Kubo formula decays exponentially, as the system size approaches the localization length. The result is opposed to the prediction by VW, who showed different behaviour of the diffusion coefficient that is equivalent to our conductivity. Our calculation also implies that the localization may be described along with the Landau-Silin theory of Fermi liquid.

  10. Fabrication and characterization of disordered polymer optical fibers for transverse Anderson localization of light.

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    Karbasi, Salman; Frazier, Ryan J; Mirr, Craig R; Koch, Karl W; Mafi, Arash

    2013-01-01

    We develop and characterize a disordered polymer optical fiber that uses transverse Anderson localization as a novel waveguiding mechanism. The developed polymer optical fiber is composed of 80,000 strands of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and polystyrene (PS) that are randomly mixed and drawn into a square cross section optical fiber with a side width of 250 μm. Initially, each strand is 200 μm in diameter and 8-inches long. During the mixing process of the original fiber strands, the fibers cross over each other; however, a large draw ratio guarantees that the refractive index profile is invariant along the length of the fiber for several tens of centimeters. The large refractive index difference of 0.1 between the disordered sites results in a small localized beam radius that is comparable to the beam radius of conventional optical fibers. The input light is launched from a standard single mode optical fiber using the butt-coupling method and the near-field output beam from the disordered fiber is imaged using a 40X objective and a CCD camera. The output beam diameter agrees well with the expected results from the numerical simulations. The disordered optical fiber presented in this work is the first device-level implementation of 2D Anderson localization, and can potentially be used for image transport and short-haul optical communication systems. PMID:23929276

  11. A local-magnitude scale for Mt. Vesuvius from synthetic Wood-Anderson seismograms

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    del Pezzo, Edoardo; Petrosino, Simona

    The Local-Magnitude scale actually in use at Vesuvius Observatory is basedon the measure of seismogram coda duration, and calibrated with data fromIrpinia aftershocks. A recent study on local seismic attenuation at Mt.Vesuvius reveals coda shapes highly different from those from Irpiniaaftershocks, and a very low quality factor, if compared to the average Qof the region, indicating the necessity of the revision of the Magnitudescale, in order to better compare the seismic energy associated to the localseismicity of Mt. Vesuvius to that of other active volcanoes. Being theseismic attenuation parameters known in the area, we could correct theseismic amplitudes for the path effect to obtain precise estimates of theamplitude level of the displacement spectrum. Hence we estimated theMoment-Magnitude, M W, for a set of well recorded micro-earthquakes.To use the Richter formulaM L =log10 A max -log A0(R)we estimated the log Amplitude-Distance correction curve, - log A0(R),numerically synthesizing an S-wave-packet and letting it propagate in aearth medium with the same attenuation properties of those measured at Mt.Vesuvius. Then we synthesized the Wood-Anderson equivalent seismogram forthe same data set and used the distance correction in order to calculate theWood-Anderson Magnitude.This Magnitude scale was normalized in order to fit the Richter formulavalid for Southern California at a distance ? of 10 km, and resultsto be M WA =log A + 1.34log(R) -1.10. The comparison of the Wood-Anderson scale with the Duration-Magnitude scalein routine use at Vesuvius Observatory indicates that care must be takenwhen the estimate of the Duration-Magnitude is carried out for smallearthquakes recorded at a site characterized by a high level of seismicnoise.

  12. The Anderson localization problem, the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam paradox and the generalized diffusion approach

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    Kuzovkov, V. N.

    2011-12-01

    The goal of this paper is twofold. First, based on the interpretation of a quantum tight-binding model in terms of a classical Hamiltonian map, we consider the Anderson localization (AL) problem as the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) effect in a modified dynamical system containing both stable and unstable (inverted) modes. Delocalized states in the AL are analogous to the stable quasi-periodic motion in FPU, whereas localized states are analogous to thermalization, respectively. The second aim is to use the classical Hamilton map for a simplified derivation of exact equations for the localization operator H(z). The latter was presented earlier (Kuzovkov et al 2002 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14 13777) treating the AL as a generalized diffusion in a dynamical system. We demonstrate that counter-intuitive results of our studies of the AL are similar to the FPU counter-intuitivity.

  13. Anderson localization with second quantized fields in a coupled array of waveguides

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    Thompson, Clinton; Vemuri, Gautam; Agarwal, G. S.

    2010-11-15

    We report a theoretical study of Anderson localization of nonclassical light in an array of waveguides in which neighboring waveguides are evanescently coupled and in which the disorder can be added in a controlled manner. We use squeezed light at the input to investigate the effects of nonclassicality and compare the results with those obtained by using conventional classical fields, such as a coherent field and a Gaussian field. Our results show that there is an enhancement in fluctuations of localized light due to the medium's disorder. We find superbunching of the localized light, which may be useful for enhancing the interaction between radiation and matter. Another important consequence of sub-Poissonian statistics of the incoming light is to quench the total fluctuations at the output. Finally, we show that as a result of the multiplicative noise in the problem, the output field is far from Gaussian even if the input is a coherent field.

  14. Magnetic localization in the spin-polarized one-dimensional Anderson-Hubbard model

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    Okumura, M.; Yamada, S.; Machida, M.; Taniguchi, N.

    2009-05-01

    In order to study an interplay of disorder, correlation, and spin imbalance on antiferromagnetism, we systematically explore the ground state of one-dimensional spin-imbalanced Anderson-Hubbard model by using the density-matrix renormalization-group method. We find that disorders localize the antiferromagnetic spin-density wave induced by imbalanced fermions and the increase in the disorder magnitude shrinks the areas of the localized antiferromagnetized regions. Moreover, the antiferromagnetism finally disappears above a large disorder. The localization behaviors are observable in atomic Fermi gases loaded on optical lattices as broadening of the momentum distribution of the spin density by using the Stern-Gerlach type of time-of-flight imaging.

  15. Probing Anderson localization of light by weak non-linear effects

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    Sperling, T.; Bhrer, W.; Ackermann, M.; Aegerter, C. M.; Maret, G.

    2014-11-01

    Breakdown of wave transport due to strong disorder is a universal phenomenon known as Anderson localization (AL). It occurs because of the macroscopic population of reciprocal multiple scattering paths, which in three dimensional systems happens at a critical scattering strength. Intensities on these random loops should thus be highly increased relative to those of a diffusive sample. In order to highlight localized modes of light, we exploit the optical nonlinearities of TiO2. Power dependent and spectrally resolved time of flight distribution measurements in transmission through slabs of TiO2 powders at various turbidities reveal that mostly long loops are affected by nonlinearities and that the deviations from diffusive transport observed at long times are due to these localized modes. Our data are a first step in the experimental investigation of the interplay between nonlinear effects and AL in 3D.

  16. Anderson Localization and the Quantum Phase Diagram of Three Dimensional Disordered Dirac Semimetals.

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    Pixley, J H; Goswami, Pallab; Das Sarma, S

    2015-08-14

    We study the quantum phase diagram of a three dimensional noninteracting Dirac semimetal in the presence of either quenched axial or scalar potential disorder, by calculating the average and the typical density of states as well as the inverse participation ratio using numerically exact methods. We show that as a function of the disorder strength a half-filled (i.e., undoped) Dirac semimetal displays three distinct ground states, namely an incompressible semimetal, a compressible diffusive metal, and a localized Anderson insulator, in stark contrast to a conventional dirty metal that only supports the latter two phases. We establish the existence of two distinct quantum critical points, which respectively govern the semimetal-metal and the metal-insulator quantum phase transitions and also reveal their underlying multifractal nature. Away from half-filling the (doped) system behaves as a diffusive metal that can undergo Anderson localization only, which is shown by determining the mobility edge and the phase diagram in terms of energy and disorder. PMID:26317736

  17. Anderson Localization and the Quantum Phase Diagram of Three Dimensional Disordered Dirac Semimetals

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    Pixley, J. H.; Goswami, Pallab; Das Sarma, S.

    2015-08-01

    We study the quantum phase diagram of a three dimensional noninteracting Dirac semimetal in the presence of either quenched axial or scalar potential disorder, by calculating the average and the typical density of states as well as the inverse participation ratio using numerically exact methods. We show that as a function of the disorder strength a half-filled (i.e., undoped) Dirac semimetal displays three distinct ground states, namely an incompressible semimetal, a compressible diffusive metal, and a localized Anderson insulator, in stark contrast to a conventional dirty metal that only supports the latter two phases. We establish the existence of two distinct quantum critical points, which respectively govern the semimetal-metal and the metal-insulator quantum phase transitions and also reveal their underlying multifractal nature. Away from half-filling the (doped) system behaves as a diffusive metal that can undergo Anderson localization only, which is shown by determining the mobility edge and the phase diagram in terms of energy and disorder.

  18. Investigation of Anderson localization in disordered heterostructures irradiated by a Gaussian beam

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    Ardakani, Abbas Ghasempour

    2016-02-01

    The propagation of a Gaussian beam through a one-dimensional disordered media is studied. By employing the transfer matrix method, the localization length as a function of frequency is calculated for different values of transverse coordinate r. It is demonstrated that the localization length significantly depends on r in different frequency ranges. This result is in contrast to those reported for a plane wave incident on disordered structures in which the localization length is transversely constant. For some frequency regions, the peak of localization length is red-shifted and becomes smaller with increasing the transverse coordinate. At some frequencies, the system is in the localized state for particular values of r, while at other r values the system is in the extend regime at the same frequencies. It is observed that the quality of localization at each frequency depends on r. To quantify the localization behavior of the whole Gaussian beam, a modified localization length is defined in terms of the input and output powers of the Gaussian beam where the dependence of Anderson localization on the transverse coordinate is considered. It is suggested that this modified localization length is used in experiments performed for study of wave propagation in one-dimensional random media under illumination of laser beams.

  19. Efficient Localization Bounds in a Continuous N-Particle Anderson Model with Long-Range Interaction

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    Chulaevsky, Victor

    2016-02-01

    We establish strong dynamical and exponential spectral localization for a class of multi-particle Anderson models in a Euclidean space with an alloy-type random potential and a sub-exponentially decaying interaction of infinite range. For the first time in the mathematical literature, the uniform decay bounds on the eigenfunction correlators (EFCs) at low energies are proved, in the multi-particle continuous configuration space, in the (symmetrized) norm-distance, which is a natural distance in the multi-particle configuration space, and not in the Hausdorff distance. This results in uniform bounds on the EFCs in arbitrarily large but bounded domains in the physical configuration space, and not only in the actually infinite space, as in prior works on multi-particle localization in Euclidean spaces.

  20. One-dimensional Anderson Localization: distribution of wavefunction amplitude and phase at the band center

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    Kravtsov, V. E.; Yudson, V. I.

    2009-05-14

    The statistics of normalized wavefunctions in the one-dimensional (1d) Anderson model of localization is considered. It is shown that at any energy that corresponds to a rational filling factor f = (p/q) there is a statistical anomaly which is seen in expansion of the generating function (GF) to the order q-2 in the disorder parameter. We study in detail the principle anomaly at f = (1/2) that appears in the leading order. The transfer-matrix equation of the Fokker-Planck type with a two-dimensional internal space is derived for GF. It is shown that the zero-mode variant of this equation is integrable and a solution for the generating function is found in the thermodynamic limit.

  1. Strong-disorder renormalization group study of the Anderson localization transition in three and higher dimensions

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    Javan Mard, Hossein; Dobrosavljević, Vladimir; Hoyos, José A.; Miranda, Eduardo

    2015-03-01

    We implement an efficient strong-disorder renormalization group (SDRG) procedure for disordered tight-binding models in dimension D >= 3 , including the localization properties on Erdős-Rényi random graphs, which represent an appropriate infinite dimensional limit. Our dramatically improved SDRG algorithm is based on a judicious elimination of most (irrelevant) new bonds generated under RG. It yields excellent agreement with exact numerical results for universal properties at the critical point, without significant increase of the required computer time, even as the spatial dimension is increased beyond D = 3 . This opens an efficient avenue to explore the critical properties of Anderson transition in the strong-coupling limit of high spatial dimensions.

  2. Commensurability effects in one-dimensional Anderson localization: Anomalies in eigenfunction statistics

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    Kravtsov, V.E.; Yudson, V.I.

    2011-07-15

    Highlights: > Statistics of normalized eigenfunctions in one-dimensional Anderson localization at E = 0 is studied. > Moments of inverse participation ratio are calculated. > Equation for generating function is derived at E = 0. > An exact solution for generating function at E = 0 is obtained. > Relation of the generating function to the phase distribution function is established. - Abstract: The one-dimensional (1d) Anderson model (AM), i.e. a tight-binding chain with random uncorrelated on-site energies, has statistical anomalies at any rational point f=(2a)/({lambda}{sub E}) , where a is the lattice constant and {lambda}{sub E} is the de Broglie wavelength. We develop a regular approach to anomalous statistics of normalized eigenfunctions {psi}(r) at such commensurability points. The approach is based on an exact integral transfer-matrix equation for a generating function {Phi}{sub r}(u, {phi}) (u and {phi} have a meaning of the squared amplitude and phase of eigenfunctions, r is the position of the observation point). This generating function can be used to compute local statistics of eigenfunctions of 1d AM at any disorder and to address the problem of higher-order anomalies at f=p/q with q > 2. The descender of the generating function P{sub r}({phi}){identical_to}{Phi}{sub r}(u=0,{phi}) is shown to be the distribution function of phase which determines the Lyapunov exponent and the local density of states. In the leading order in the small disorder we derived a second-order partial differential equation for the r-independent ('zero-mode') component {Phi}(u, {phi}) at the E = 0 (f=1/2 ) anomaly. This equation is nonseparable in variables u and {phi}. Yet, we show that due to a hidden symmetry, it is integrable and we construct an exact solution for {Phi}(u, {phi}) explicitly in quadratures. Using this solution we computed moments I{sub m} = N< vertical bar {psi} vertical bar {sup 2m}> (m {>=} 1) for a chain of the length N {yields} {infinity} and found an essential difference between their m-behavior in the center-of-band anomaly and for energies outside this anomaly. Outside the anomaly the 'extrinsic' localization length defined from the Lyapunov exponent coincides with that defined from the inverse participation ratio ('intrinsic' localization length). This is not the case at the E = 0 anomaly where the extrinsic localization length is smaller than the intrinsic one. At E = 0 one also observes an anomalous enhancement of large moments compatible with existence of yet another, much smaller characteristic length scale.

  3. Dual nature of localization in guiding systems with randomly corrugated boundaries: Anderson-type versus entropic

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    Tarasov, Yu.V. Shostenko, L.D.

    2015-05-15

    A unified theory for the conductance of an infinitely long multimode quantum wire whose finite segment has randomly rough lateral boundaries is developed. It enables one to rigorously take account of all feasible mechanisms of wave scattering, both related to boundary roughness and to contacts between the wire rough section and the perfect leads within the same technical frameworks. The rough part of the conducting wire is shown to act as a mode-specific randomly modulated effective potential barrier whose height is governed essentially by the asperity slope. The mean height of the barrier, which is proportional to the average slope squared, specifies the number of conducting channels. Under relatively small asperity amplitude this number can take on arbitrary small, up to zero, values if the asperities are sufficiently sharp. The consecutive channel cut-off that arises when the asperity sharpness increases can be regarded as a kind of localization, which is not related to the disorder per se but rather is of entropic or (equivalently) geometric origin. The fluctuating part of the effective barrier results in two fundamentally different types of guided wave scattering, viz., inter- and intramode scattering. The intermode scattering is shown to be for the most part very strong except in the cases of (a) extremely smooth asperities, (b) excessively small length of the corrugated segment, and (c) the asperities sharp enough for only one conducting channel to remain in the wire. Under strong intermode scattering, a new set of conducting channels develops in the corrugated waveguide, which have the form of asymptotically decoupled extended modes subject to individual solely intramode random potentials. In view of this fact, two transport regimes only are realizable in randomly corrugated multimode waveguides, specifically, the ballistic and the localized regime, the latter characteristic of one-dimensional random systems. Two kinds of localization are thus shown to coexist in waveguide-like systems with randomly corrugated boundaries, specifically, the entropic localization and the one-dimensional Anderson (disorder-driven) localization. If the particular mode propagates across the rough segment ballistically, the Fabry–Pérot-type oscillations should be observed in the conductance, which are suppressed for the mode transferred in the Anderson-localized regime.

  4. Statistical measurements of quantum emitters coupled to Anderson-localized modes in disordered photonic-crystal waveguides.

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    Javadi, Alisa; Maibom, Sebastian; Sapienza, Luca; Thyrrestrup, Henri; Garca, Pedro D; Lodahl, Peter

    2014-12-15

    We present a statistical study of the Purcell enhancement of the light emission from quantum dots coupled to Anderson-localized cavities formed in disordered photonic-crystal waveguides. We measure the time-resolved light emission from both single quantum emitters coupled to Anderson-localized cavities and directly from the cavities that are fed by multiple quantum dots. Strongly inhibited and enhanced decay rates are observed relative to the rate of spontaneous emission in a homogeneous medium. From a statistical analysis, we report an average Purcell factor of 4.5 0.4 without applying any spectral tuning. By spectrally tuning individual quantum dots into resonance with Anderson-localized modes, a maximum Purcell factor of 23.8 1.5 is recorded, which is at the onset of the strong-coupling regime. Our data quantify the potential of Anderson-localized cavities for controlling and enhancing the light-matter interaction strength in a photonic-crystal waveguide, which is of relevance for cavity quantum-electrodynamics experiments, efficient energy harvesting and random lasing. PMID:25607048

  5. A non-Monte Carlo approach to analyzing 1D Anderson localization in dispersive metamaterials

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    Kissel, Glen J.

    2015-09-01

    Monte Carlo simulations have long been used to study Anderson localization in models of one-dimensional random stacks. Because such simulations use substantial computational resources and because the randomness of random number generators for such simulations has been called into question, a non-Monte Carlo approach is of interest. This paper uses a non-Monte Carlo methodology, limited to discrete random variables, to determine the Lyapunov exponent, or its reciprocal, known as the localization length, for a one-dimensional random stack model, proposed by Asatryan, et al., consisting of various combinations of negative, imaginary and positive index materials that include the effects of dispersion and absorption, as well as off-axis incidence and polarization effects. Dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability are the two variables randomized in the models. In the paper, Furstenberg's integral formula is used to calculate the Lyapunov exponent of an infinite product of random matrices modeling the one-dimensional stack. The integral formula requires integration with respect to the probability distribution of the randomized layer parameters, as well as integration with respect to the so-called invariant probability measure of the direction of the vector propagated by the long chain of random matrices. The non-Monte Carlo approach uses a numerical procedure of Froyland and Aihara which calculates the invariant measure as the left eigenvector of a certain sparse row-stochastic matrix, thus avoiding the use of any random number generator. The results show excellent agreement with the Monte Carlo generated simulations which make use of continuous random variables, while frequently providing reductions in computation time.

  6. Forward approximation as a mean-field approximation for the Anderson and many-body localization transitions

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    Pietracaprina, Francesca; Ros, Valentina; Scardicchio, Antonello

    2016-02-01

    In this paper we analyze the predictions of the forward approximation in some models which exhibit an Anderson (single-body) or many-body localized phase. This approximation, which consists of summing over the amplitudes of only the shortest paths in the locator expansion, is known to overestimate the critical value of the disorder which determines the onset of the localized phase. Nevertheless, the results provided by the approximation become more and more accurate as the local coordination (dimensionality) of the graph, defined by the hopping matrix, is made larger. In this sense, the forward approximation can be regarded as a mean-field theory for the Anderson transition in infinite dimensions. The sum can be efficiently computed using transfer matrix techniques, and the results are compared with the most precise exact diagonalization results available. For the Anderson problem, we find a critical value of the disorder which is 0.9 % off the most precise available numerical value already in 5 spatial dimensions, while for the many-body localized phase of the Heisenberg model with random fields the critical disorder hc=4.0 ±0.3 is strikingly close to the most recent results obtained by exact diagonalization. In both cases we obtain a critical exponent ν =1 . In the Anderson case, the latter does not show dependence on the dimensionality, as it is common within mean-field approximations. We discuss the relevance of the correlations between the shortest paths for both the single- and many-body problems, and comment on the connections of our results with the problem of directed polymers in random medium.

  7. Effective local potentials for excited states

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    Staroverov, Viktor N.; Glushkov, Vitaly N.

    2010-12-01

    The constrained variational Hartree-Fock method for excited states of the same symmetry as the ground state [Chem. Phys. Lett. 287, 189 (1998)] is combined with the effective local potential (ELP) method [J. Chem. Phys. 125, 081104 (2006)] to generate Kohn-Sham-type exact-exchange potentials for singly excited states of many-electron systems. Illustrative examples include the three lowest 2S states of the Li and Na atoms and the three lowest 3S states of He and Be. For the systems studied, excited-state ELPs differ from the corresponding ground-state potentials in two respects: They are less negative and have small additional "bumps" in the outer electron region. The technique is general and can be used to approximate excited-state exchange-correlation potentials for other orbital-dependent functionals.

  8. Breakdown of Anderson localization in the transport of Bose-Einstein condensates through one-dimensional disordered potentials

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    Dujardin, Julien; Engl, Thomas; Schlagheck, Peter

    2016-01-01

    We study the transport of an interacting Bose-Einstein condensate through a 1D correlated disorder potential. We use for this purpose the truncated Wigner method, which is, as we show, corresponding to the diagonal approximation of a semiclassical van Vleck-Gutzwiller representation of this many-body transport process. We also argue that semiclassical corrections beyond this diagonal approximation are vanishing under disorder average, thus confirming the validity of the truncated Wigner method in this context. Numerical calculations show that, while for weak atom-atom interaction strengths Anderson localization is preserved with a slight modification of the localization length, for larger interaction strengths a crossover to a delocalized regime exists due to inelastic scattering. In this case, the transport is fully incoherent.

  9. Ground State of Anderson Hamiltonian

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    Kawakami, Norio; Okiji, Ayao

    1982-04-01

    Following the Wiegmann approach the exact expression of the ground state energy for the symmetric Anderson Hamiltonian was obtained. In this paper the calculation is done for the asymmetric Anderson Hamiltonian, of the ground state energy, of the average number of localized electrons and of the charge susceptibility.

  10. Anderson Wall and Bloch Oscillations in Molecular Rotation

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    Flo, Johannes; Averbukh, Ilya Sh.

    2014-07-01

    We describe a universal behavior of linear molecules excited by a periodic train of short laser pulses under quantum resonance conditions. In a rigid rotor, the resonance causes an unlimited ballistic growth of the angular momentum. We show that the centrifugal distortion of rotating molecules eventually halts the growth, by causing Anderson localization beyond a critical value of the angular momentumthe Anderson wall. Its position solely depends on the molecular rotational constants and lies in the range of a few tens of ?. Below the wall, rotational excitation oscillates with the number of pulses due to a mechanism similar to Bloch oscillations in crystalline solids. We suggest optical experiments capable of observing the rotational Anderson wall and Bloch oscillations at near-ambient conditions with the help of existing laser technology.

  11. Local and Regional Staging of Invasive Breast Cancer With Sonography: 25 Years of Practice at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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    2014-01-01

    At The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, we have used sonography (US) extensively for more than 2 decades to refine the local and regional staging of invasive breast cancer. Although magnetic resonance imaging is superior to all other imaging modalities in the measurement of the primary tumor and detection of additional foci of malignancy, in our experience US has shown sufficient accuracy in clinical practice to stage most invasive breast cancers. The exceptions are ill-defined tumors such as invasive lobular cancers and tumors in breasts containing extensive diffuse benign disease. An advantage of US is that multifocality or multicentricity can be confirmed via US-guided fine-needle aspiration within 15 minutes and the information shared immediately with the patient and the breast surgeon or medical oncologist. US has also proved indispensable in the evaluation of lymphatic spread because it can evaluate more nodal basins (e.g., the supraclavicular fossa and low neck) than magnetic resonance imaging can and because it can guide needle biopsy to confirm the status of any indeterminate node (including internal mammary nodes) within minutes. PMID:24309983

  12. Anderson localization of ballooning modes, quantum chaos and the stability of compact quasiaxially symmetric stellarators

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    Redi, M. H.; Johnson, J. L.; Klasky, S.; Canik, J.; Dewar, R. L.; Cooper, W. A.

    2002-05-01

    The radially local magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) ballooning stability of a compact, quasiaxially symmetric stellarator (QAS), is examined just above the ballooning beta limit with a method that can lead to estimates of global stability. Here MHD stability is analyzed through the calculation and examination of the ballooning mode eigenvalue isosurfaces in the 3-space (s,α,θk); s is the edge normalized toroidal flux, α is the field line variable, and θk is the perpendicular wave vector or ballooning parameter. Broken symmetry, i.e., deviations from axisymmetry, in the stellarator magnetic field geometry causes localization of the ballooning mode eigenfunction, and gives rise to new types of nonsymmetric eigenvalue isosurfaces in both the stable and unstable spectrum. For eigenvalues far above the marginal point, isosurfaces are topologically spherical, indicative of strong "quantum chaos." The complexity of QAS marginal isosurfaces suggests that finite Larmor radius stabilization estimates will be difficult and that fully three-dimensional, high-n MHD computations are required to predict the beta limit.

  13. Anderson Localization of Ballooning Modes, Quantum Chaos and the Stability of Compact Quasiaxially Symmetric Stellarators

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    M.H. Redi; J.L. Johnson; S. Klasky; J. Canik; R.L. Dewar; W.A. Cooper

    2001-10-31

    The radially local magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) ballooning stability of a compact, quasiaxially symmetric stellarator (QAS), is examined just above the ballooning beta limit with a method that can lead to estimates of global stability. Here MHD stability is analyzed through the calculation and examination of the ballooning mode eigenvalue isosurfaces in the 3-space [s, alpha, theta(subscript ''k'')]; s is the edge normalized toroidal flux, alpha is the field line variable, and q(subscript ''k'') is the perpendicular wave vector or ballooning parameter. Broken symmetry, i.e., deviations from axisymmetry, in the stellarator magnetic field geometry causes localization of the ballooning mode eigenfunction, and gives rise to new types of nonsymmetric eigenvalue isosurfaces in both the stable and unstable spectrum. For eigenvalues far above the marginal point, isosurfaces are topologically spherical, indicative of strong ''quantum chaos.'' The complexity of QAS marginal isosurfaces suggests that finite Larmor radius stabilization estimates will be difficult and that fully three-dimensional, high-n MHD computations are required to predict the beta limit.

  14. Weak chaos in the disordered nonlinear Schroedinger chain: Destruction of Anderson localization by Arnold diffusion

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    Basko, D.M.

    2011-07-15

    Research Highlights: > In a one-dimensional disordered chain of oscillators all normal modes are localized. > Nonlinearity leads to chaotic dynamics. > Chaos is concentrated on rare chaotic spots. > Chaotic spots drive energy exchange between oscillators. > Macroscopic transport coefficients are obtained. - Abstract: The subject of this study is the long-time equilibration dynamics of a strongly disordered one-dimensional chain of coupled weakly anharmonic classical oscillators. It is shown that chaos in this system has a very particular spatial structure: it can be viewed as a dilute gas of chaotic spots. Each chaotic spot corresponds to a stochastic pump which drives the Arnold diffusion of the oscillators surrounding it, thus leading to their relaxation and thermalization. The most important mechanism of equilibration at long distances is provided by random migration of the chaotic spots along the chain, which bears analogy with variable-range hopping of electrons in strongly disordered solids. The corresponding macroscopic transport equations are obtained.

  15. Anderson Localization of Ballooning Modes, Quantum Chaos and the Stability of Compact Quasiaxially Symmetric Stellarators

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    Redi, Martha

    2001-10-01

    A new approach[1] to examining magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability is applied to a compact, quasiaxially symmetric stellarator (QAS), predicted to achieve good stability and particle confinement. The magnetic configuration for a proposed medium size experiment, the National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX), has major radius 1.4 m, aspect ratio 4.4, 6 MW of neutral beam heating and a toroidal field of 1.2-1.75 T at 4% beta. Making use of fully three-dimensional, ideal MHD stability codes, the QAS beta is predicted to be limited by ballooning and high-n kink modes. Here MHD stability is analysed above the design beta through the calculation and examination of the eigenvalue isosurfaces of the ballooning mode eikonal equation in the 3-space (s,α,θ_k) s is the edge normalized toroidal flux, α is the field line variable and θk is the perpendicular wave vector or ballooning parameter. Broken symmetry in the stellarator magnetic field geometry causes localization of the ballooning mode eigenfunction, with new types of non-symmetric, eigenvalue isosurfaces in both the stable and unstable spectrum. Strongly unstable isosurfaces are topologically spherical, indicative of strong "quantum chaos" [1]. At marginal stability, the eigenvalue isosurfaces are not simply connected. Work is in progress to develop new methods for regularizing the WKB ray tracing and quantization conditions in this case, and to estimate k_perp, required for estimating FLR stabilization. [1] R. L. Dewar, et al, PRL 86, 2321 (2001).

  16. Localized excitations of charged dust grains in dusty plasma lattices

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    Kourakis, Ioannis; Shukla, Padma Kant; Basios, Vassileios

    2005-10-31

    The nonlinear aspects of charged dust grain motion in a one-dimensional dusty plasma (DP) monolayer are discussed. Both horizontal (longitudinal, acoustic mode) and vertical (transverse, optic mode) displacements are considered, and various types of localized excitations are reviewed, in a continuum approximation. Dust crystals are shown to support nonlinear kink-shaped supersonic longitudinal solitary excitations, as well as modulated envelope (either longitudinal or transverse) localized modes. The possibility for Discrete Breather (DB-) type excitations (Intrinsic Localized Modes, ILMs) to occur is investigated, from first principles. These highly localized excitations owe their existence to lattice discreteness, in combination with the interaction and/or substrate (sheath) potential nonlinearity. This possibility may open new directions in DP- related research. The relation to previous results on atomic chains as well as to experimental results on strongly-coupled dust layers in gas discharge plasmas is discussed.

  17. Emergence of Asynchronous Local Clocks in Excitable Media

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    Gerum, Richard Carl; Fabry, Ben; Metzner, Claus

    2015-01-01

    Excitable media such as the myocardium or the brain consist of arrays of coupled excitable elements, in which the local excitation of a single element can propagate to its neighbors in the form of a non-linear autowave. Since each element has to pass through a refractory period immediately after excitation, the frequency of autowaves is self-limiting. In this work, we consider the case where each element is spontaneously excited at a fixed average rate and thereby initiates a new autowave. Although these spontaneous self-excitation events are modelled as independent Poisson point processes with exponentially distributed waiting times, the travelling autowaves lead collectively to a non-exponential, unimodal waiting time distribution for the individual elements. With increasing system size, a global ‘clock’ period T emerges as the most probable waiting time for each element, which fluctuates around T with an increasingly small but non-zero variance. This apparent synchronization between asynchronous, temporally uncorrelated point processes differs from synchronization effects between perfect oscillators interacting in a phase-aligning manner. Finally, we demonstrate that asynchronous local clocks also emerge in non-homogeneous systems in which the rates of self-excitation are different for all individuals, suggesting that this novel mechanism can occur in a wide range of excitable media. PMID:26559528

  18. Localized excitations in hydrogen-bonded molecular crystals

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    Alexander, D. M.; Krumhansl, J. A.

    1986-05-01

    Localized excitations analogous to the small Holstein polaron, to localized modes in alkali halides, and to localized excitonic states, are postulated for a set of internal vibrational modes in crystalline acetanilide. The theoretical framework in which one can describe the characteristics of the ir and Raman spectroscopy peaks associated with these localized states is adequately provided by the Davydov model (formally equivalent to the Holstein polaron model). The possible low-lying excitations arising from this model are determined using a variational approach. Hence, the contribution to the spectral function due to each type of excitation can be calculated. The internal modes of chief concern here are the amide-I (CO stretch) and the N-H stretch modes for which we demonstrate consistency of the theoretical model with the available ir data. Past theoretical approaches will be discussed and reasons why one should prefer one description over another will be examined.

  19. Localized excitations in amorphous silicon alloys

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    Not Available

    1987-10-01

    The valence band edge of a-Si:H is sensitive to H content, while the conduction band edge is not. The optical gap increases 50% going from the isolated SiH group to the polysilane configuration; the smallest energy gap was for the polycrystal models for a-Si:H. Only the complexes involving the Si dangling bond give rise to active states deep in he a-Si fundamental energy gap. Positions of dangling bond defect state agree with photoluminescence of undoped and oxidized a-Si:H films. Incorporation of halogens into a-Si:H increases the optical gap, quasi-localized states near conduction band tail, and resonances deep in the valence band. Carbon increases the optical gap and produces resonances deep in both bands, while tin does not increase the optical gap and produces resonances in upper part of a-Si:H valence band; this is consistent with a model based on relative strength of Si-Si bond to Si-impurity bond. Effects of P dopant are consistent with models based on P in a-Si:H producing dopant-defect pairs, increased Fermi energy, etc. B substitutional dopants (tetrahedral) produces states near the valence band edge which resemble the show impurity levels in crystalline Si. Trigonally bonded B gives rise to states within the a-Si:H fundamental gap. B-H complexes suggest B-H bonds in B-doped a-Si:H, even at low B contents. Figs, 22 refs. (DLC)

  20. Local Excitation Approximations to Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory for Excitation Energies in Solution.

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    Liu, Jie; Herbert, John M

    2016-01-12

    We derive, implement, and test three different local excitation approximations (LEAs) to time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) that are designed to be extremely efficient for computing excitations that are localized on a single chromophore surrounded by explicit solvent molecules. One of these approximations is equivalent to the "TDDFT for molecular interactions" [TDDFT(MI)] method that we have introduced previously, which exploits non-orthogonal, absolutely-localized molecular orbitals to approximate full TDDFT for systems consisting of multiple, weakly-coupled chromophores. Further approximations are possible when the excitation is localized on only a single subsystem and are introduced here to reduce the cost of LEA-TDDFT(MI) with respect even to TDDFT(MI). We apply these methods to compute solvatochromatic shifts for the n ? ?* excitations in aqueous acetone and pyridine. The LEA-TDDFT(MI) method accurately reproduces the solvent-induced blue shifts in these systems, at a significant reduction in cost as compared to conventional TDDFT. PMID:26636474

  1. Quantum evolution: The case of weak localization for a 3D alloy-type Anderson model and application to Hamiltonian based quantum computation

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    Cao, Zhenwei

    Over the years, people have found Quantum Mechanics to be extremely useful in explaining various physical phenomena from a microscopic point of view. Anderson localization, named after physicist P. W. Anderson, states that disorder in a crystal can cause non-spreading of wave packets, which is one possible mechanism (at single electron level) to explain metal-insulator transitions. The theory of quantum computation promises to bring greater computational power over classical computers by making use of some special features of Quantum Mechanics. The first part of this dissertation considers a 3D alloy-type model, where the Hamiltonian is the sum of the finite difference Laplacian corresponding to free motion of an electron and a random potential generated by a sign-indefinite single-site potential. The result shows that localization occurs in the weak disorder regime, i.e., when the coupling parameter lambda is very small, for energies E ? --Clambda 2. The second part of this dissertation considers adiabatic quantum computing (AQC) algorithms for the unstructured search problem to the case when the number of marked items is unknown. In an ideal situation, an explicit quantum algorithm together with a counting subroutine are given that achieve the optimal Grover speedup over classical algorithms, i.e., roughly speaking, reduce O(2n) to O(2n/2), where n is the size of the problem. However, if one considers more realistic settings, the result shows this quantum speedup is achievable only under a very rigid control precision requirement (e.g., exponentially small control error).

  2. Locally excitable Cdc42 signals steer cells duringchemotaxis.

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    Yang, Hee Won; Collins, Sean R; Meyer, Tobias

    2016-02-01

    Neutrophils and other amoeboid cells chemotax by steering their front ends towards chemoattractant. Although Ras, Rac, Cdc42 and RhoA small GTPases all regulate chemotaxis, it has been unclear how they spatiotemporally control polarization and steering. Using fluorescence biosensors in neutrophil-like PLB-985 cells and photorelease of chemoattractant, we show that local Cdc42 signals, but not those of Rac, RhoA or Ras, precede cell turning during chemotaxis. Furthermore, pre-existing local Cdc42 signals in morphologically unpolarized cells predict the future direction of movement on uniform stimulation. Moreover, inhibition of actin polymerization uncovers recurring local Cdc42 activity pulses, suggesting that Cdc42 has the excitable characteristic of the compass activity proposed in models of chemotaxis. Globally, Cdc42 antagonizes RhoA, and maintains a steep spatial activity gradient during migration, whereas Ras and Rac form shallow gradients. Thus, chemotactic steering and denovo polarization are both directed by locally excitable Cdc42 signals. PMID:26689677

  3. Local excitation and collection in polymeric fluorescent microstructures

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    Henrique, Franciele Renata; Mendonca, Cleber Renato

    2016-04-01

    Integrated photonics has gained attention in recent years due to its wide range of applications which span from biology to optical communications. The use of polymer-based platforms for photonic devices is of great interest because organic compounds can be easily incorporated to polymers, enabling modifications to the system physical properties. The two-photon polymerization technique has emerged as an interesting tool for the production of three-dimensional polymeric microstructures. However, for their further incorporation in photonic devices it is necessary to develop methods to perform optical excitation and signal collection on such microstructures. With such purpose, we demonstrate approaches to perform local excitation and collection in polymeric microstructures doped with fluorescent dyes, employing tapered fibers. The obtained results indicate that fiber tapers are suitable to couple light in and out of fluorescent polymeric microstructures, paving the way for their incorporation in photonic devices. We also show that microstructures doped with more than one dye can be used as built-in broadband light sources to photonic circuits and their emission spectrum can be tuned by the right choice of the excitation position.

  4. Lasting depression in corticomotor excitability associated with local scalp cooling.

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    Tremblay, Franois; Remaud, Anthony; Mekonnen, Abeye; Gholami-Boroujeny, Shiva; Racine, Karl-douard; Bolic, Miodrag

    2015-07-23

    In this study, we investigated the effect of local scalp cooling on corticomotor excitability with transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS). Participants (healthy male adults, n=12) were first assessed with TMS to derive baseline measure of excitability from motor evoked potentials (MEPs) using the right first dorsal interosseous as the target muscle. Then, local cooling was induced on the right hemi-scalp (upper frontal region ? 15 cm(2)) by means of a cold wrap. The cooling was maintained for 10-15 min to get a decrease of at least 10C from baseline temperature. In the post-cooling period, both scalp temperature and MEPs were reassessed at specific time intervals (i.e., T0, T10, T20 and T30 min). Scalp surface temperatures dropped on average by 12.5C from baseline at T0 (p<0.001) with partial recovery at T10 (p<0.05) and full recovery at T20. Parallel analysis of post-cooling variations in MEP amplitude revealed significant reductions relative to baseline at T0, T10 and T20. No concurrent change in MEP latency was observed. A secondary control experiment was performed in a subset of participants (n=5) to account for the mild discomfort associated with the wrapping procedure without the cooling agent. Results showed no effect on any of the dependent variables (temperature, MEP amplitude and latency). To our knowledge, this report provides the first neurophysiological evidence linking changes in scalp temperature with lasting changes in corticomotor excitability. PMID:26067406

  5. Unusual magneto-optical behavior induced by local dielectric variations under localized surface plasmon excitations.

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    Gonzlez-Daz, Juan B; Garca-Martn, Antonio; Reig, Gaspar Armelles

    2011-01-01

    We study the effect of global and local dielectric variations on the polarization conversion rps response of ordered nickel nanowires embedded in an alumina matrix. When considering local changes, we observe a non-monotonous behavior of the rps, its intensity unusually modified far beyond to what it is expected for a monotonous change of the whole refractive index of the embedding medium. This is related to the local redistribution of the electromagnetic field when a localized surface plasmon is excited. This finding may be employed to develop and improve new biosensing magnetoplasmonic devices. PMID:21711939

  6. Parametric excitation of multiple resonant radiations from localized wavepackets

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    Conforti, Matteo; Trillo, Stefano; Mussot, Arnaud; Kudlinski, Alexandre

    2015-01-01

    Fundamental physical phenomena such as laser-induced ionization, driven quantum tunneling, Faraday waves, Bogoliubov quasiparticle excitations, and the control of new states of matter rely on time-periodic driving of the system. A remarkable property of such driving is that it can induce the localized (bound) states to resonantly couple to the continuum. Therefore experiments that allow for enlightening and controlling the mechanisms underlying such coupling are of paramount importance. We implement such an experiment in a special optical fiber characterized by a dispersion oscillating along the propagation coordinate, which mimics “time”. The quasi-momentum associated with such periodic perturbation is responsible for the efficient coupling of energy from the localized wave-packets (solitons in anomalous dispersion and shock fronts in normal dispersion) sustained by the fiber nonlinearity, into free-running linear dispersive waves (continuum) at multiple resonant frequencies. Remarkably, the observed resonances can be explained by means of a unified approach, regardless of the fact that the localized state is a soliton-like pulse or a shock front. PMID:25801054

  7. Parametric excitation of multiple resonant radiations from localized wavepackets

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    Conforti, Matteo; Trillo, Stefano; Mussot, Arnaud; Kudlinski, Alexandre

    2015-03-01

    Fundamental physical phenomena such as laser-induced ionization, driven quantum tunneling, Faraday waves, Bogoliubov quasiparticle excitations, and the control of new states of matter rely on time-periodic driving of the system. A remarkable property of such driving is that it can induce the localized (bound) states to resonantly couple to the continuum. Therefore experiments that allow for enlightening and controlling the mechanisms underlying such coupling are of paramount importance. We implement such an experiment in a special optical fiber characterized by a dispersion oscillating along the propagation coordinate, which mimics ``time''. The quasi-momentum associated with such periodic perturbation is responsible for the efficient coupling of energy from the localized wave-packets (solitons in anomalous dispersion and shock fronts in normal dispersion) sustained by the fiber nonlinearity, into free-running linear dispersive waves (continuum) at multiple resonant frequencies. Remarkably, the observed resonances can be explained by means of a unified approach, regardless of the fact that the localized state is a soliton-like pulse or a shock front.

  8. Probing the Locality of Excited States with Linear Algebra.

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    Etienne, Thibaud

    2015-04-14

    This article reports a novel theoretical approach related to the analysis of molecular excited states. The strategy introduced here involves gathering two pieces of physical information, coming from Hilbert and direct space operations, into a general, unique quantum mechanical descriptor of electronic transitions' locality. Moreover, the projection of Hilbert and direct space-derived indices in an Argand plane delivers a straightforward way to visually probe the ability of a dye to undergo a long- or short-range charge-transfer. This information can be applied, for instance, to the analysis of the electronic response of families of dyes to light absorption by unveiling the trend of a given push-pull chromophore to increase the electronic cloud polarization magnitude of its main transition with respect to the size extension of its conjugated spacer. We finally demonstrate that all the quantities reported in this article can be reliably approximated by a linear algebraic derivation, based on the contraction of detachment/attachment density matrices from canonical to atomic space. This alternative derivation has the remarkable advantage of a very low computational cost with respect to the previously used numerical integrations, making fast and accurate characterization of large molecular systems' excited states easily affordable. PMID:26574379

  9. Localized collective excitations in doped graphene in strong magnetic fields

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    Fischer, Andrea M.; Roemer, Rudolf A.; Dzyubenko, Alexander B.

    2009-10-15

    We consider collective excitations in graphene with filled Landau levels (LL's) in the presence of an external potential due to a single charged donor D{sup +} or acceptor A{sup -} impurity. We show that localized collective modes split off the magnetoplasmon continuum and, in addition, quasibound states are formed within the continuum. A study of the evolution of the strengths and energies of magneto-optical transitions is performed for integer filling factors {nu}=1,2,3,4 of the lowest LL. We predict impurity absorption peaks above as well as below the cyclotron resonance. We find that the single-particle electron-hole symmetry of graphene leads to a duality between the spectra of collective modes for the D{sup +} and A{sup -}. The duality shows up as a set of the D{sup +} and A{sup -} magnetoabsorption peaks having the same energies but active in different circular polarizations.

  10. Polarons in ?-Conjugated Polymers: Anderson or Landau?

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    Barford, William; Marcus, Max; Tozer, Oliver Robert

    2016-02-01

    Using both analytical expressions and the density matrix renormalization group method, we study the fully quantized disordered Holstein model to investigate the localization of charges and excitons by vibrational or torsional modes-i.e., the formation of polarons-in conformationally disordered ?-conjugated polymers. We identify two distinct mechanisms for polaron formation, namely Anderson localization via disorder (causing the formation of Anderson polarons) and self-localization by self-trapping via normal modes (causing the formation of Landau polarons). We identify the regimes where either description is more valid. The key distinction between Anderson and Landau polarons is that for the latter the particle wave function is a strong function of the normal coordinates, and hence the "vertical" and "relaxed" wave functions are different. This has theoretical and experimental consequences for Landau polarons. Theoretically, it means that the Condon approximation is not valid, and so care needs to be taken when evaluating transition rates. Experimentally, it means that the self-localization of the particle as a consequence of its coupling to the normal coordinates may lead to experimental observables, e.g., ultrafast fluorescence depolarization. We apply these ideas to poly(p-phenylenevinylene). We show that the high frequency C-C bond oscillation only causes Landau polarons for a very narrow parameter regime; generally we expect disorder to dominate and Anderson polarons to be a more applicable description. Similarly, for the low frequency torsional fluctuations we show that Anderson polarons are expected for realistic parameters. PMID:26756225

  11. Validation of local hybrid functionals for TDDFT calculations of electronic excitation energies.

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    Maier, Toni M; Bahmann, Hilke; Arbuznikov, Alexei V; Kaupp, Martin

    2016-02-21

    The first systematic evaluation of local hybrid functionals for the calculation of electronic excitation energies within linear-response time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) is reported. Using our recent efficient semi-numerical TDDFT implementation [T. M. Maier et al., J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11, 4226 (2015)], four simple, thermochemically optimized one-parameter local hybrid functionals based on local spin-density exchange are evaluated against a database of singlet and triplet valence excitations of organic molecules, and against a mixed database including also Rydberg, intramolecular charge-transfer (CT) and core excitations. The four local hybrids exhibit comparable performance to standard global or range-separated hybrid functionals for common singlet valence excitations, but several local hybrids outperform all other functionals tested for the triplet excitations of the first test set, as well as for relative energies of excited states. Evaluation for the combined second test set shows that local hybrids can also provide excellent Rydberg and core excitations, in the latter case rivaling specialized functionals optimized specifically for such excitations. This good performance of local hybrids for different excitation types could be traced to relatively large exact-exchange (EXX) admixtures in a spatial region intermediate between valence and asymptotics, as well as close to the nucleus, and lower EXX admixtures in the valence region. In contrast, the tested local hybrids cannot compete with the best range-separated hybrids for intra- and intermolecular CT excitation energies. Possible directions for improvement in the latter category are discussed. As the used efficient TDDFT implementation requires essentially the same computational effort for global and local hybrids, applications of local hybrid functionals to excited-state problems appear promising in a wide range of fields. Influences of current-density dependence of local kinetic-energy dependent local hybrids, differences between spin-resolved and "common" local mixing functions in local hybrids, and the effects of the Tamm-Dancoff approximation on the excitation energies are also discussed. PMID:26896975

  12. Jamming criticality revealed by removing localized buckling excitations.

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    Charbonneau, Patrick; Corwin, Eric I; Parisi, Giorgio; Zamponi, Francesco

    2015-03-27

    Recent theoretical advances offer an exact, first-principles theory of jamming criticality in infinite dimension as well as universal scaling relations between critical exponents in all dimensions. For packings of frictionless spheres near the jamming transition, these advances predict that nontrivial power-law exponents characterize the critical distribution of (i) small interparticle gaps and (ii) weak contact forces, both of which are crucial for mechanical stability. The scaling of the interparticle gaps is known to be constant in all spatial dimensions d-including the physically relevant d=2 and 3, but the value of the weak force exponent remains the object of debate and confusion. Here, we resolve this ambiguity by numerical simulations. We construct isostatic jammed packings with extremely high accuracy, and introduce a simple criterion to separate the contribution of particles that give rise to localized buckling excitations, i.e., bucklers, from the others. This analysis reveals the remarkable dimensional robustness of mean-field marginality and its associated criticality. PMID:25860759

  13. Localized vibrational and electronic excitations of impurities in compound semiconductors

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    Chen, Gang

    Two types of localized vibrational modes of oxygen substituting for Te in CdTe, i.e., OTe, are reported. In one, OTe is associated with a nearest neighbor (NN) vacancy as a (OTe - VCd) center and hence with C3v symmetry, with its uniaxial axis along <111>, whereas in the other O Te is surrounded by all the four NN Cd's and thus possesses Td site symmetry. By an appropriate control of stoichiometry it is possible to reproducibly generate the formation of either (OTe - VCd) or OTe centers. These configurations are deduced from their ultrahigh resolution infrared signatures. For the (O Te - VCd) centers, consistent with their uniaxial symmetry, a pair of sharp local vibrational modes (LVM) are observed at n1 = 1096.78 cm-1 and n2 = 1108.35 cm-1, the latter nearly twice as intense as the former. In the LVM spectrum of OTe centers with the full complement of NN Cd's, consistent with its Td symmetry, only one LVM signature appears at n0 = 349.79 cm-1. With the increasing temperature, n1 and n2 approach each other and coalesce into a single triply degenerate line at n*0 for temperature T ≥ T* ˜ 300 K; the uniaxial (C3v) symmetry of (OTe - VCd) transforms to T d symmetry at T* and above, acquired by the (OTe - VCd) centers due to the increasing rate of bond switching among the four possible OTe - VCd <111> directions as T approaches T*. The (OTe - VCd) centers also display a fascinating pair of second harmonics including a coalescence at T* and beyond. We have discovered two types of localized vibrational modes (LVMs) of oxygen related defect centers in stoichiometrically controlled CdSe, a wurtzite crystal. In one, oxygen substitutionally replaces Cd (OCd) as an anti-site impurity with C3v site symmetry. Consistent with its uniaxial configuration, under relatively low resolution a pair of sharp LVMs is observed at mu1 = 1991.77 cm-1 and mu2 = 2001.3 cm-1. Under high resolution, both mu1 and mu2 display a remarkable fine structure which can be traced to the motion of the nearest neighbor Se atoms surrounding the OCd in which oxygen replacing Cd is an anti-site impurity. The host isotopic fine structure is strongly reminiscent of the LVMs of CdSe observed with MgCd impurities. In both cases, the fine structure is associated with nearest neighbor Se atoms set in vibratory motion by the LVMs of OCd or MgCd. In the other, oxygen substitutionally replaces Se (OSe) in the vicinity of a Cd vacancy, labeled as (OSe - VCd) centers, in which the nearest neighbor Cd vacancy occurs on one of three vertical planes of reflection on which OSe also lies. The center displays a local C s symmetry resulting in three infrared absorption peaks at gamma 1 = 1094.11 cm-1, gamma2 = 1107.45 cm -1, and gamma3 = 1126.33 cm-1. With increasing temperature, gamma1 and gamma2 approach each other and coalesce into a single doubly degenerate mode at T 1 ˜ 480 K; the Cs site symmetry of (OSe - VCd) thus transforms to C3v symmetry at higher temperatures, acquired by the increasing rate of bond switching among the three equivalent positions for VCd. At even higher temperatures, gamma3 merges with gamma1 and gamma2 into a single mode at T2 ˜ 560 K; the acquired C 3v site symmetry of (OSe - VCd) further transforms to a quasi-Td symmetry due to the same mechanism. The group IB impurities (Cu, Ag, and Au) incorporated into II-VI zinc blende hosts of ZnTe and CdTe exhibit well resolved excitation lines followed by a photoionization continuum in their infrared absorption spectra. They are associated with transitions from a "1s-like" ground state to various "p-like" excited state characteristic of a hole bound to a Coulomb center. Their spacing agree well with those predicted in the effective mass theory for single acceptors as expected for group IB elements substitutionally replacing the group IIB cations of the host. The occurrence of the simultaneous excitation of the Lyman transitions in combination with the zone center longitudinal optical phonon and hence lying in the photoionization continuum and displaying Fano-like asymmetries are features described and interpreted.

  14. The Anderson Quin Cycle

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    Anderson, J.H.; Bilbow, W.M.

    1993-03-18

    The objective of this study was to make a more refined evaluation of the Anderson Quin Cycle based on most recent information on the performance of various elements that will be used in the Anderson Quin Cycle. My original estimate of the work plan for evaluating and optimizing the Anderson Quin Cycle called for 7000 man hours of work. Since this grant was limited to 2150 man hours, we could not expect to achieve all the objectives within the allotted period of work. However, the most relevant program objectives have been completed as reported here. The analysis generally confirms the results originally estimated in my paper on the subject. (Ref. 2) Further optimizations should show even higher efficiencies. The Anderson Quin Cycle (US Patent applied for) basically consists of 5 elements in the power cycle: A refrigeration system to cool and clean the inlet air before it enters the compressor that supplies air for the gas turbine; a gas turbine consisting of a compressor, combustor, and turbine; a steam boiler and steam turbine system using the heat from the exhaust gas out of the gas turbine; a vapor turbine cycle, which utilizes the condensed heat from the exhaust of the steam turbine and the exhaust gas heat leaving the steam boiler to operate a vapor turbine cycle which utilizes another fluid than water, in this case isobutane; and the fifth element consists of a gas cooler and heat pump system, which removes the heat from the exhaust gas to lower its temperature essentially to atmospheric temperature, and at the same time permits treatment of the exhaust gas to remove acid components such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Current industry accepted component characteristics were incorporated in the performance analysis of the overall cycle, ensuring accurate and meaningful operating predictions. The characteristics and performance of each of the elements are described. The thermal efficiency of the optimized calculated Anderson Quin Cycle is 62 percent.

  15. Laser excitation of localized wave packets of Rydberg states

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    Teper, N. I.; Derbov, V. L.

    2007-06-01

    Nonperturbative numerical modeling of the excitation of the hydrogen atom from the ground state into Rydberg states by means of CW or pulsed laser radiation with linear or circular polarization is presented. Temporal population dynamics of Rydberg states is calculated. The results should be considered as preliminary, since the transitions to continuum and the relaxation processes have not been taken into account.

  16. Anderson and Condensed Matter Physics

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    Ramakrishnan, T. V.

    The legacy of P. W. Anderson, perhaps the most fertile and influential condensed matter physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, is briefly mentioned here. I note three pervasive values. They are: emergence with its constant tendency to surprise us and to stretch our imagination, the Baconian emphasis on the experimental moorings of modern science, and mechanism as the explanatory core. Out of his work, which is spread over more than six decades and in many ways has charted modern condensed matter physics, nearly a dozen seminal contributions, chosen idiosyncratically, are mentioned at the risk of leaving out many which may also have started subfields. Some of these are: antiferromagnestism and broken symmetry, superexchange and strong electron correlations, localization in disordered systems, gauge invariance and mass, and the resonating valence bond in magnetic systems as well as in high-temperature superconductivity...

  17. Localization of atomic excitation beyond the diffraction limit using electromagnetically induced transparency

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    Miles, J. A.; Das, Diptaranjan; Simmons, Z. J.; Yavuz, D. D.

    2015-09-01

    We experimentally demonstrate the localization of excitation between hyperfine ground states of 87Rb atoms to as small as ? /13 -wide spatial regions. We use ultracold atoms trapped in a dipole trap and utilize electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) for the atomic excitation. The localization is achieved by combining a spatially varying coupling laser (standing wave) with the intensity dependence of EIT. The excitation is fast (150 ns laser pulses) and the dark-state fidelity can be made higher than 94% throughout the standing wave. Because the width of the localized regions is much smaller than the wavelength of the driving light, traditional optical imaging techniques cannot resolve the localized features. Therefore, to measure the excitation profile, we use an autocorrelation-like method where we perform two EIT sequences separated by a time delay, during which we move the standing wave.

  18. Anderson's Orthogonality Catastrophe

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    Gebert, Martin; Kttler, Heinrich; Mller, Peter

    2014-08-01

    We give an upper bound on the modulus of the ground-state overlap of two non-interacting fermionic quantum systems with N particles in a large but finite volume L d of d-dimensional Euclidean space. The underlying one-particle Hamiltonians of the two systems are standard Schrdinger operators that differ by a non-negative compactly supported scalar potential. In the thermodynamic limit, the bound exhibits an asymptotic power-law decay in the system size L, showing that the ground-state overlap vanishes for macroscopic systems. The decay exponent can be interpreted in terms of the total scattering cross section averaged over all incident directions. The result confirms and generalises P. W. Anderson's informal computation (Phys. Rev. Lett. 18:1049-1051, 1967).

  19. Plasmonic local heating beyond diffraction limit by the excitation of magnetic polariton

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    Alshehri, Hassan; Wang, Hao; Ma, Yanchao; Wang, Liping

    2015-08-01

    In recent years, optical local heating in the nanoscale has attracted great attention due to its unique features of small hot spot size and high energy density. Plasmonic local heating can provide solutions to several challenges in data storage and cancer treatment. Research conducted in this field to achieve plasmonic local heating has mainly utilized the excitation of localized surface plasmon (LSP) or surface plasmon resonance (SPR). However, achieving plasmonic local heating by the excitation of magnetic polariton (MP) has not been researched extensively yet. We numerically investigate the optical response of a nanostructure composed of a gold nanowire on a gold surface separated by a polymer spacer using the ANSYS High Frequency Structural Simulator (HFSS). The structure exhibits a strong absorption peak at the wavelength of 750 nm, and the underlying physical mechanism is verified by the local electromagnetic field distribution to be the magnetic resonance excitation. By incorporating the volume loss density due to the strong local optical energy confinement as the heat generation, nanoscale temperature distribution within the structure is numerically obtained with a thermal solver after assigning proper boundary conditions. The results show a maximum temperature of 158.5C confined in a local area on the order of 35 nm within the ultrathin polymer layer, which clearly demonstrates the plasmonic local heating effect beyond diffraction limit by excitation of MP.

  20. Localized wake-field excitation and relativistic wave-breaking

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    Lehmann, G.; Laedke, E. W.; Spatschek, K. H.

    2007-10-01

    The localized wake-field behavior behind a short laser pulse is analyzed numerically as well as analytically in one space dimension. A laser pulse propagating in an underdense plasma oscillates in amplitude and width. Within a certain parameter regime, the variations may be near the threshold for wake-field generation. During the times when the width becomes small enough, localized electrostatic wave-packets are generated. The latter may have amplitudes in the relativistic regime. The breaking of the wake-field wave packets is investigated. Known criteria for wave-breaking are generalized to the relativistic and inhomogeneous cases. It is found that relativistic, inhomogeneous packets break without threshold; however, not, in general, on the first oscillation. The time for wave-breaking can be estimated. The numerical findings are proven analytically by making use of a Lagrangian coordinate formulation.

  1. Self-organization of synchronous activity propagation in neuronal networks driven by local excitation

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    Bayati, Mehdi; Valizadeh, Alireza; Abbassian, Abdolhossein; Cheng, Sen

    2015-01-01

    Many experimental and theoretical studies have suggested that the reliable propagation of synchronous neural activity is crucial for neural information processing. The propagation of synchronous firing activity in so-called synfire chains has been studied extensively in feed-forward networks of spiking neurons. However, it remains unclear how such neural activity could emerge in recurrent neuronal networks through synaptic plasticity. In this study, we investigate whether local excitation, i.e., neurons that fire at a higher frequency than the other, spontaneously active neurons in the network, can shape a network to allow for synchronous activity propagation. We use two-dimensional, locally connected and heterogeneous neuronal networks with spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP). We find that, in our model, local excitation drives profound network changes within seconds. In the emergent network, neural activity propagates synchronously through the network. This activity originates from the site of the local excitation and propagates through the network. The synchronous activity propagation persists, even when the local excitation is removed, since it derives from the synaptic weight matrix. Importantly, once this connectivity is established it remains stable even in the presence of spontaneous activity. Our results suggest that synfire-chain-like activity can emerge in a relatively simple way in realistic neural networks by locally exciting the desired origin of the neuronal sequence. PMID:26089794

  2. Thermalization and dynamics in the single-impurity Anderson model

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    Weymann, Ireneusz; von Delft, Jan; Weichselbaum, Andreas

    2015-10-01

    We analyze the process of thermalization, dynamics, and the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) for the single-impurity Anderson model, focusing on the Kondo regime. For this we construct the complete eigenbasis of the Hamiltonian using the numerical renormalization group (NRG) method in the language of the matrix product states. It is a peculiarity of the NRG that while the Wilson chain is supposed to describe a macroscopic bath, very few single-particle excitations already suffice to essentially thermalize the impurity system at finite temperature, which amounts to having added a macroscopic amount of energy. Thus, given an initial state of the system such as the ground state together with microscopic excitations, we calculate the spectral function of the quantum impurity using the microcanonical and diagonal ensembles. These spectral functions are compared to the time-averaged spectral function obtained by time evolving the initial state according to the full Hamiltonian, and to the spectral function calculated using the thermal density matrix. By adding or removing particles at a certain Wilson energy shell on top of the ground state, we find qualitative agreement between the resulting spectral functions calculated for different ensembles. This indicates that the system thermalizes in the long-time limit, and can be described by an appropriate statistical-mechanical ensemble. Moreover, by calculating static quantities such as the impurity spectral density at the Fermi level as well as the dot occupancy for energy eigenstates relevant for microcanonical ensemble, we find good support for the ETH. The ultimate mechanism responsible for this effective thermalization within the NRG can be identified as Anderson orthogonality: the more charge that needs to flow to or from infinity after applying a local excitation within the Wilson chain, the more the system looks thermal afterwards at an increased temperature. For the same reason, however, thermalization fails if charge rearrangement after the excitation remains mostly local. In these cases, the different statistical ensembles lead to different results. Their behavior needs to be understood as a microscopic quantum quench only.

  3. Collision broadened resonance localization in tokamaks excited with ICRF waves

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    Kerbel, G.D.; McCoy, M.G.

    1985-08-01

    Advanced wave models used to evaluate ICRH in tokamaks typically use warm plasma theory and allow inhomogeneity in one dimension. The authors have developed a bounce-averaged Fokker-Planck quasilinear computational model which evolves the population of particles on more realistic orbits. Each wave-particle resonance has its own specific interaction amplitude within any given volume element. These data need only be generated once, and appropriately stored for efficient retrieval. The wave-particle resonant interaction then serves as a mechanism by which the diffusion of particle populations can proceed among neighboring orbits. Collisions affect the absorption of rf energy by two quite distinct processes: In addition to the usual relaxation towards the Maxwellian distribution creating velocity gradients which drive quasilinear diffusion, collisions also affect the wave-particle resonance through the mechanism of gyro-phase diffusion. The local specific spectral energy absorption rate is directly calculable once the orbit geometry and populations are determined. The code is constructed in such fashion as to accommodate wave propagation models which provide the wave spectral energy density on a poloidal cross-section. Information provided by the calculation includes the local absorption properties of the medium which can then be exploited to evolve the wave field.

  4. Exact Three-Body Local Correlations for Excited States of the 1D Bose Gas

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    Kormos, Marton; Chou Yangzhi; Imambekov, Adilet

    2011-12-02

    We derive an exact analytic expression for the three-body local correlations in the Lieb-Liniger model of 1D Bose gas with contact repulsion. The local three-body correlations control the thermalization and particle loss rates in the presence of terms which break integrability, as is realized in the case of 1D ultracold bosons. Our result is valid not only at finite temperature but also for a large class of nonthermal excited states in the thermodynamic limit. We present finite temperature calculations in the presence of external harmonic confinement within local density approximation, and for a highly excited state that resembles an experimentally realized configuration.

  5. Local and Distant Input Controlling Excitation in Layer II of the Medial Entorhinal Cortex.

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    Fuchs, Elke C; Neitz, Angela; Pinna, Roberta; Melzer, Sarah; Caputi, Antonio; Monyer, Hannah

    2016-01-01

    Layer II (LII) of the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) comprises grid cells that support spatial navigation. The firing pattern of grid cells might be explained by attractor dynamics in a network, which requires either direct excitatory connectivity between phase-specific grid cells or indirect coupling via interneurons. However, knowledge regarding local networks that support invivo activity is incomplete. Here we identified essential components of LII networks in the MEC. We distinguished four types of excitatory neurons that exhibit cell-type-specific local excitatory and inhibitory connectivity. Furthermore, we found that LII neurons contribute to the excitation of contralateral neurons in the corresponding layer. Finally, we demonstrated that the medial septum controls excitation in the MEC via two subpopulations of long-range GABAergic neurons that target distinct interneurons in LII, thereby disinhibiting local circuits. We thus identified local connections that could support attractor dynamics and external inputs that likely govern excitation in LII. PMID:26711115

  6. Local and Distant Input Controlling Excitation in Layer II of the Medial Entorhinal Cortex

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    Fuchs, Elke C.; Neitz, Angela; Pinna, Roberta; Melzer, Sarah; Caputi, Antonio; Monyer, Hannah

    2016-01-01

    Summary Layer II (LII) of the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) comprises grid cells that support spatial navigation. The firing pattern of grid cells might be explained by attractor dynamics in a network, which requires either direct excitatory connectivity between phase-specific grid cells or indirect coupling via interneurons. However, knowledge regarding local networks that support in vivo activity is incomplete. Here we identified essential components of LII networks in the MEC. We distinguished four types of excitatory neurons that exhibit cell-type-specific local excitatory and inhibitory connectivity. Furthermore, we found that LII neurons contribute to the excitation of contralateral neurons in the corresponding layer. Finally, we demonstrated that the medial septum controls excitation in the MEC via two subpopulations of long-range GABAergic neurons that target distinct interneurons in LII, thereby disinhibiting local circuits. We thus identified local connections that could support attractor dynamics and external inputs that likely govern excitation in LII. PMID:26711115

  7. Multiple-Resonance Local Wave Functions for Accurate Excited States in Quantum Monte Carlo.

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    Zulfikri, Habiburrahman; Amovilli, Claudio; Filippi, Claudia

    2016-03-01

    We introduce a novel class of local multideterminant Jastrow-Slater wave functions for the efficient and accurate treatment of excited states in quantum Monte Carlo. The wave function is expanded as a linear combination of excitations built from multiple sets of localized orbitals that correspond to the bonding patterns of the different Lewis resonance structures of the molecule. We capitalize on the concept of orbital domains of local coupled-cluster methods, which is here applied to the active space to select the orbitals to correlate and construct the important transitions. The excitations are further grouped into classes, which are ordered in importance and can be systematically included in the Jastrow-Slater wave function to ensure a balanced description of all states of interest. We assess the performance of the proposed wave function in the calculation of vertical excitation energies and excited-state geometry optimization of retinal models whose π → π* state has a strong intramolecular charge-transfer character. We find that our multiresonance wave functions recover the reference values of the total energies of the ground and excited states with only a small number of excitations and that the same expansion can be flexibly used at very different geometries. Furthermore, significant computational saving can also be gained in the orbital optimization step by selectively mixing occupied and virtual orbitals based on spatial considerations without loss of accuracy on the excitation energy. Our multiresonance wave functions are therefore compact, accurate, and very promising for the calculation of multiple excited states of different character in large molecules. PMID:26761421

  8. Anderson transition in systems with chiral symmetry

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    Garca-Garca, Antonio M.; Cuevas, Emilio

    2006-09-01

    Anderson localization is a universal quantum feature caused by destructive interference. On the other hand chiral symmetry is a key ingredient in different problems of theoretical physics: from nonperturbative QCD to highly doped semiconductors. We investigate the interplay of these two phenomena in the context of a three-dimensional disordered system. We show that chiral symmetry induces an Anderson transition (AT) in the region close to the band center. Typical properties at the AT such as multifractality and critical statistics are quantitatively affected by this additional symmetry. The origin of the AT has been traced back to the power-law decay of the eigenstates; this feature may also be relevant in systems without chiral symmetry.

  9. Investigation of RF excited CW CO2 waveguide lasers local oscillator - RF excitation

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    Hochuli, U.

    1988-01-01

    A new local oscillator housing was built which seems to have improved laser life. Laser cooling was changed from internal water cooling to the more convenient thermal contact cooling. At the present time, a conclusion can not be made if the 20 percent reduction in power output is the result of poorer cooling or poorer grating alignment. The coupling-starting network was improved from 55 to about 90 percent. It can be adjusted by varying trimmers C sub 1 and C sub 2 to match RF power levels between 10 and 30 W. If the laser admittance changes greatly with laser life rematching will have to be achieved by remote control for space applications. The same holds true if the RF power level has to be changed with a maximum efficiency constraint.

  10. Localized excitations in amorphous silicon alloys. Final report

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    Not Available

    1987-10-01

    The valence band edge of a-Si:H is sensitive to H content, while the conduction band edge is not. The optical gap increases 50% going from the isolated SiH group to the polysilane configuration; the smallest energy gap was for the polycrystal models for a-Si:H. Only the complexes involving the Si dangling bond give rise to active states deep in he a-Si fundamental energy gap. Positions of dangling bond defect state agree with photoluminescence of undoped and oxidized a-Si:H films. Incorporation of halogens into a-Si:H increases the optical gap, quasi-localized states near conduction band tail, and resonances deep in the valence band. Carbon increases the optical gap and produces resonances deep in both bands, while tin does not increase the optical gap and produces resonances in upper part of a-Si:H valence band; this is consistent with a model based on relative strength of Si-Si bond to Si-impurity bond. Effects of P dopant are consistent with models based on P in a-Si:H producing dopant-defect pairs, increased Fermi energy, etc. B substitutional dopants (tetrahedral) produces states near the valence band edge which resemble the show impurity levels in crystalline Si. Trigonally bonded B gives rise to states within the a-Si:H fundamental gap. B-H complexes suggest B-H bonds in B-doped a-Si:H, even at low B contents. Figs, 22 refs. (DLC)

  11. Competition between antiferromagnetic order and spin-liquid behavior in the two-dimensional periodic Anderson model at half filling

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    Vekic, M.; Cannon, J.W.; Scalapino, D.J.; Scalettar, R.T.; Sugar, R.L. Physics Department, Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 )

    1995-03-20

    We study the two-dimensional periodic Anderson model at half filling using quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) techniques. The ground state undergoes a magnetic order-disorder transition as a function of the effective exchange coupling between the conduction and localized bands. Low-lying spin and charge excitations are determined using the maximum entropy method to analytically continue the QMC data. At finite temperature we find a competition between the Kondo effect and antiferromagnetic order which develops in the localized band through Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interactions.

  12. Valence Excited States in Large Molecules via Local Multireference Singles and Doubles Configuration Interaction.

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    Chwee, Tsz S; Carter, Emily A

    2011-01-11

    We demonstrate that valence excited states in large molecules can be treated using local multireference singles and doubles configuration interaction (LMRSDCI). The interior eigenvalues corresponding to the excited states of interest are transformed and shifted to the extrema of the spectrum by way of oblique projections and a matrix shift within a modified Davidson diagonalization scheme. In this way, the approximate wave function associated with the excited state of interest can be isolated independently of the lower lying roots, and residual minimization is used for final convergence to the target eigenstate. We find that vertical excitation energies calculated using LMRSDCI are mostly within 0.2 eV of nonlocal MRSDCI values. PMID:26606223

  13. Covalent bonding effect on the mean excitation energy of H2 with the local plasma model

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    Kamaratos, E.

    1984-01-01

    Chemical bonding is taken into account explicitly in the determination of the mean excitation energy (I) for stopping power of H2 with the local plasma approximation by employing molecular electronic wave functions for H2 for the first time. This procedure leads to a new value for IH2 that is higher than all accepted experimental and theoretical values.

  14. Dynamics of Energy Transfer in a Conjugated Dendrimer Driven by Ultrafast Localization of Excitations.

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    Galindo, Johan F; Atas, Evrim; Altan, Aysun; Kuroda, Daniel G; Fernandez-Alberti, Sebastian; Tretiak, Sergei; Roitberg, Adrian E; Kleiman, Valeria D

    2015-09-16

    Solar energy conversion starts with the harvest of light, and its efficacy depends on the spatial transfer of the light energy to where it can be transduced into other forms of energy. Harnessing solar power as a clean energy source requires the continuous development of new synthetic materials that can harvest photon energy and transport it without significant losses. With chemically-controlled branched architectures, dendrimers are ideally suited for these initial steps, since they consist of arrays of chromophores with relative positioning and orientations to create energy gradients and to spatially focus excitation energies. The spatial localization of the energy delimits its efficacy and has been a point of intense research for synthetic light harvesters. We present the results of a combined theoretical experimental study elucidating ultrafast, unidirectional, electronic energy transfer on a complex molecule designed to spatially focus the initial excitation onto an energy sink. The study explores the complex interplay between atomic motions, excited-state populations, and localization/delocalization of excitations. Our findings show that the electronic energy-transfer mechanism involves the ultrafast collapse of the photoexcited wave function due to nonadiabatic electronic transitions. The localization of the wave function is driven by the efficient coupling to high-frequency vibrational modes leading to ultrafast excited-state dynamics and unidirectional efficient energy funneling. This work provides a long-awaited consistent experiment-theoretical description of excited-state dynamics in organic conjugated dendrimers with atomistic resolution, a phenomenon expected to universally appear in a variety of synthetic conjugated materials. PMID:26122872

  15. Local excitation of strongly coupled exciton-surface plasmons polaritons by a single nanoantenna

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    Eizner, E.; Ellenbogen, T.

    2014-06-01

    We demonstrate experimentally local coupling of light from free space to exciton-surface plasmon polaritons (X-SPPs). This is achieved by using a single, sub-wavelength gold nanowire on top of a thin silver film which is covered with a 30 nm thick layer of J-aggregating dyes in polyvinyl alcohol. We show that the nanowire acts as an antenna that resonantly scatters light to X-SPPs states with a Rabi splitting of 0.1 eV. The locally excited X-SPPs properties are studied by angle resolved spectroscopy of the far-field leaky photons and are compared to the large-scale response through Kretschmann reflection measurements and to theoretical calculations. The nanowire scattering properties are studied by dark-field scattering measurements and finite-difference time-domain simulations. This method to locally excite X-SPPs can potentially be useful for future applications of hybrid light matter states.

  16. Effect of gold nanoparticles on the fluorescence excitation spectrum of ?-fetoprotein: Local environment dependent fluorescence quenching

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    Li, Jian-jun; Chen, Yu; Wang, A.-qing; Zhu, Jian; Zhao, Jun-wu

    2011-01-01

    The effect of colloid gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on the fluorescence excitation spectrum of ?-fetoprotein (AFP) has been investigated experimentally. The excitation spectral peaks of AFP with low concentration from 0.01 ng ml -1 to 12 ng ml -1 increase monotonically with increasing of AFP concentration. When some gold colloids were added to the AFP solution, the excitation peak at 285 nm decreases distinctly. By comparing the excitation peak intensity of AFP solution with gold colloids and without gold colloids at different AFP concentrations, the quenching effect from gold nanoparticle was more effective at lower AFP concentration. So the range of concentration from 0.01 ng ml -1 to 0.09 ng ml -1 will be the potential range of applications because of the higher sensitivity. The physical origin based on local field effect was investigated to illuminate this local environment dependent fluorescence quenching. The changing extent of quenching with different AFP concentrations can be attributed to the nonlinear decreasing of the local field factor of gold nanoparticles as a function of environmental dielectric constant.

  17. Phil Anderson's Magnetic Ideas in Science

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    Coleman, Piers

    In Philip W. Anderson's research, magnetism has always played a special role, providing a prism through which other more complex forms of collective behavior and broken symmetry could be examined. I discuss his work on magnetism from the 1950s, where his early work on antiferromagnetism led to the pseudospin treatment of superconductivity -- to the 1970s and 1980s, highlighting his contribution to the physics of local magnetic moments. Phil's interest in the mechanism of moment formation, and screening evolved into the modern theory of the Kondo effect and heavy fermions.

  18. Anderson transition for Google matrix eigenstates

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    Zhirov, O. V.; Shepelyansky, D. L.

    2015-10-01

    We introduce a number of random matrix models describing the Google matrix G of directed networks. The properties of their spectra and eigenstates are analyzed by numerical matrix diagonalization. We show that for certain models it is possible to have an algebraic decay of PageRank vector with the exponent similar to real directed networks. At the same time the spectrum has no spectral gap and a broad distribution of eigenvalues in the complex plain. The eigenstates of G are characterized by the Anderson transition from localized to delocalized states and a mobility edge curve in the complex plane of eigenvalues.

  19. Polarization of excitation light influences molecule counting in single-molecule localization microscopy.

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    Chen, Ye; Lin, Han; Ludford-Menting, Mandy J; Clayton, Andrew H; Gu, Min; Russell, Sarah M

    2015-01-01

    Single-molecule localization microscopy has been widely applied to count the number of biological molecules within a certain structure. The percentage of molecules that are detected significantly affects the interpretation of data. Among many factors that affect this percentage, the polarization state of the excitation light is often neglected or at least unstated in publications. We demonstrate by simulation and experiment that the number of molecules detected can be different from -40 up to 100% when using circularly or linearly polarized excitation light. This is determined mainly by the number of photons emitted by single fluorescent molecule, namely the choice of fluorescence proteins, and the background noise in the system, namely the illumination scheme. This difference can be further exaggerated or mitigated by various fixation methods, magnification, and camera settings We conclude that the final choice between circularly or linearly polarized excitation light should be made experimentally, based on the signal to noise ratio of the system. PMID:25182934

  20. PexLoc-Parallel excitation using local encoding magnetic fields with nonlinear and nonbijective spatial profiles.

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    Haas, M; Ullmann, P; Schneider, J T; Post, H; Ruhm, W; Hennig, J; Zaitsev, M

    2013-11-01

    With the recent proposal of using magnetic fields that are nonlinear by design for spatial encoding, new flexibility has been introduced to MR imaging. The new degrees of freedom in shaping the spatially encoding magnetic fields (SEMs) can be used to locally adapt the imaging resolution to features of the imaged object, e.g., anatomical structures, to reduce peripheral nerve stimulation during in vivo experiments or to increase the gradient switching speed by reducing the inductance of the coils producing the SEMs and thus accelerate the imaging process. In this work, the potential of nonlinear and nonbijective SEMs for spatial encoding during transmission in multidimensional spatially selective excitation is explored. Methods for multidimensional spatially selective excitation radiofrequency pulse design based on nonlinear encoding fields are introduced, and it is shown how encoding ambiguities can be resolved using parallel transmission. In simulations and phantom experiments, the feasibility of selective excitation using nonlinear, nonbijective SEMs is demonstrated, and it is shown that the spatial resolution with which the target distribution of the transverse magnetization can be realized varies locally. Thus, the resolution of the target pattern can be increased in some regions compared with conventional linear encoding. Furthermore, experimental proof of principle of accelerated two-dimensional spatially selective excitation using nonlinear SEMs is provided in this study. PMID:23203228

  1. M D Anderson Cancer Center

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    This proposal will establish a Small Animal Imaging Research Program (SAIRP) at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The proposed SAIRP will complement the existing institutional facility that provides small animal imaging services to NIH funded investigators. The broad goal of this SAIRP is to develop novel imaging approaches to solve cancer related biological questions and evaluate new cancer therapies.

  2. Resonance Raman spectra of organic molecules absorbed on inorganic semiconducting surfaces: Contribution from both localized intramolecular excitation and intermolecular charge transfer excitation

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    Ye, ChuanXiang; Zhao, Yi; Liang, WanZhen

    2015-10-01

    The time-dependent correlation function approach for the calculations of absorption and resonance Raman spectra (RRS) of organic molecules absorbed on semiconductor surfaces [Y. Zhao and W. Z. Liang, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 044108 (2011)] is extended to include the contribution of the intermolecular charge transfer (CT) excitation from the absorbers to the semiconducting nanoparticles. The results demonstrate that the bidirectionally interfacial CT significantly modifies the spectral line shapes. Although the intermolecular CT excitation makes the absorption spectra red shift slightly, it essentially changes the relative intensities of mode-specific RRS and causes the oscillation behavior of surface enhanced Raman spectra with respect to interfacial electronic couplings. Furthermore, the constructive and destructive interferences of RRS from the localized molecular excitation and CT excitation are observed with respect to the electronic coupling and the bottom position of conductor band. The interferences are determined by both excitation pathways and bidirectionally interfacial CT.

  3. Spin susceptibility of Anderson impurities in arbitrary conduction bands

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    Fang, Tie-Feng; Tong, Ning-Hua; Cao, Zhan; Sun, Qing-Feng; Luo, Hong-Gang

    2015-10-01

    Spin susceptibility of Anderson impurities is a key quantity in understanding the physics of Kondo screening. Traditional numerical renormalization group (NRG) calculation of the impurity contribution ?imp to susceptibility, defined originally by Wilson in a flat wide band, has been generalized before to structured conduction bands. The results brought about non-Fermi-liquid and diamagnetic Kondo behaviors in ?imp, even when the bands are not gapped at the Fermi energy. Here, we use the full density-matrix (FDM) NRG to present high-quality data for the local susceptibility ?loc and to compare them with ?imp obtained by the traditional NRG. Our results indicate that those exotic behaviors observed in ?imp are unphysical. Instead, the low-energy excitations of the impurity in arbitrary bands only without gap at the Fermi energy are still a Fermi liquid and paramagnetic. We also demonstrate that unlike the traditional NRG yielding ?loc less accurate than ?imp, the FDM method allows a high-precision dynamical calculation of ?loc at much reduced computational cost, with an accuracy at least one order higher than ?imp. Moreover, artifacts in the FDM algorithm to ?imp and origins of the spurious non-Fermi-liquid and diamagnetic features are clarified. Our work provides an efficient high-precision algorithm to calculate the spin susceptibility of impurity for arbitrary structured bands, while negating the applicability of Wilson's definition to such cases.

  4. Evaluation of nuclear excitation by electronic transition in {sup 235}U plasma at local thermodynamic equilibrium

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    Morel, P.; Meot, V.; Gosselin, G.; Gogny, D.; Younes, W.

    2004-06-01

    A complete calculation of the nuclear excitation by electronic transition (NEET) rate of the first excited state of {sup 235}U in a local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) plasma is presented. The microscopic dynamics of the NEET probability are described allowing a clear description of the coupling between the atomic and nuclear transitions for the NEET effect. The atomic properties are estimated in the framework of a relativistic average-atom model. The statistical nature of the electronic transition spectrum is described by the mean of a Gaussian distribution around the average-atom configuration. The analysis of characteristic times occurring in the NEET probability allows one to calculate an equivalent excitation rate in a LTE {sup 235}U plasma. In the density-temperature plane, the NEET rate is strongly structured, showing the most relevant hydrodynamic conditions for the NEET process. The number of {sup 235}U nuclei, excited up to the 76.8 eV isomeric level in a high-intensity laser shot, has also been estimated.

  5. Evaluation of nuclear excitation by electronic transition in 235 U plasma at local thermodynamic equilibrium

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    Morel, P.; Mot, V.; Gosselin, G.; Gogny, D.; Younes, W.

    2004-06-01

    A complete calculation of the nuclear excitation by electronic transition (NEET) rate of the first excited state of 235 U in a local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) plasma is presented. The microscopic dynamics of the NEET probability are described allowing a clear description of the coupling between the atomic and nuclear transitions for the NEET effect. The atomic properties are estimated in the framework of a relativistic average-atom model. The statistical nature of the electronic transition spectrum is described by the mean of a Gaussian distribution around the average-atom configuration. The analysis of characteristic times occurring in the NEET probability allows one to calculate an equivalent excitation rate in a LTE 235 U plasma. In the density-temperature plane, the NEET rate is strongly structured, showing the most relevant hydrodynamic conditions for the NEET process. The number of 235 U nuclei, excited up to the 76.8 eV isomeric level in a high-intensity laser shot, has also been estimated.

  6. LES of a Jet Excited by the Localized Arc Filament Plasma Actuators

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    Brown, Clifford A.

    2011-01-01

    The fluid dynamics of a high-speed jet are governed by the instability waves that form in the free-shear boundary layer of the jet. Jet excitation manipulates the growth and saturation of particular instability waves to control the unsteady flow structures that characterize the energy cascade in the jet.The results may include jet noise mitigation or a reduction in the infrared signature of the jet. The Localized Arc Filament Plasma Actuators (LAFPA) have demonstrated the ability to excite a high-speed jets in laboratory experiments. Extending and optimizing this excitation technology, however, is a complex process that will require many tests and trials. Computational simulations can play an important role in understanding and optimizing this actuator technology for real-world applications. Previous research has focused on developing a suitable actuator model and coupling it with the appropriate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods using two-dimensional spatial flow approximations. This work is now extended to three-dimensions (3-D) in space. The actuator model is adapted to a series of discrete actuators and a 3-D LES simulation of an excited jet is run. The results are used to study the fluid dynamics near the actuator and in the jet plume.

  7. Localized magnetic excitation in the hybridization gap of YbAl3

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    Lawrence, J. M.; Goremychkin, E. A.; Bauer, E. D.

    2005-03-01

    YbAl3 is an intermediate valence (IV) compound which enters the coherent Fermi liquid phase below Tcoh = 50K.^[1] We have recently measured the magnetic scattering on the MAPS spectrometer at ISIS using high-quality single crystals. For T < 50K, the data can be fit as the sum of a background of nonmagnetic scattering and a pair of peaks at E1 = 50meV and E2 = 33meV which, in the extended zone scheme, scale with Q as the 4f form factor, as expected for magnetic scattering. The scattering near 50meV exhibits a peak in intensity near Q = (1.2, 0.5, 0.5) which also disperses somewhat with Q. Such Q-dependence is as expected for interband scattering across the hybridization gap in IV compounds. The scattering near 33meV, however, is independent of Q in both intensity and position and hence is the result of a spatially localized excitation. The energy of this excitation coincides with a deep minimum in the optical conductivity^[2], and hence the excitation energy lies in the middle of the hybridization gap. Both the magnetic excitation and the deep minimum in the conductivity gradually disappear above 50K, indicating that they are properties of the renormalized ground state. 1 A. L. Cornelius, et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 117201. 2. H. Okamura et al, Journ. Phys. Soc. Japan 73 (2004) 2045.

  8. Localization of nonlinear damage using state-space-based predictions under stochastic excitation

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    Liu, Gang; Mao, Zhu; Todd, Michael; Huang, Zongming

    2014-02-01

    This paper presents a study on localizing damage under stochastic excitation by state-space-based methods, where the damaged response contains some nonlinearity. Two state-space-based modeling algorithms, namely auto- and cross-predictions, are employed in this paper, and the greatest prediction error will be achieved at the sensor pair closest to the actual damage, in terms of localization. To quantify the distinction of prediction error distributions obtained at different sensor locations, the Bhattacharyya distance is adopted as the quantification metric. There are two lab-scale test-beds adopted as validation platforms, including a two-story plane steel frame with bolt loosening damage and a three-story benchmark aluminum frame with a simulated tunable crack. Band-limited Gaussian noise is applied through an electrodynamic shaker to the systems. Testing results indicate that the damage detection capability of the state-space-based method depends on the nonlinearity-induced high frequency responses. Since those high frequency components attenuate quickly in time and space, the results show great capability for damage localization, i.e., the highest deviation of Bhattacharyya distance is coincident with the sensors close to the physical damage location. This work extends the state-space-based damage detection method for localizing damage to a stochastically excited scenario, which provides the advantage of compatibility with ambient excitations. Moreover, results from both experiments indicate that the state-space-based method is only sensitive to nonlinearity-induced damage, thus it can be utilized in parallel with linear classifiers or normalization strategies to insulate the operational and environmental variability, which often affects the system response in a linear fashion.

  9. Relativistic Coulomb excitation within the time dependent superfluid local density approximation

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    Stetcu, I.; Bertulani, C. A.; Bulgac, A.; Magierski, P.; Roche, K. J.

    2015-01-06

    Within the framework of the unrestricted time-dependent density functional theory, we present for the first time an analysis of the relativistic Coulomb excitation of the heavy deformed open shell nucleus 238U. The approach is based on the superfluid local density approximation formulated on a spatial lattice that can take into account coupling to the continuum, enabling self-consistent studies of superfluid dynamics of any nuclear shape. We compute the energy deposited in the target nucleus as a function of the impact parameter, finding it to be significantly larger than the estimate using the Goldhaber-Teller model. The isovector giant dipole resonance, the dipole pygmy resonance, and giant quadrupole modes are excited during the process. As a result, the one-body dissipation of collective dipole modes is shown to lead a damping width Γ↓≈0.4 MeV and the number of preequilibrium neutrons emitted has been quantified.

  10. Spoof localized surface plasmons and Fano resonances excited by flared slot line

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    Xiao, Qian Xun; Yang, Bao Jia; Zhou, Yong Jin

    2015-12-01

    We have investigated spoof localized surface plasmons in the planar textured metallic disk incorporating an efficient and ease-of-integration method. It has been demonstrated that multipolar resonances can be effectively excited and enhanced by flared slot line, which are sensitive to the change of surrounding environment. Experiments at microwave frequencies have been conducted to verify these resonances, showing good agreements to numerical simulations. Multiple Fano resonances have been numerically and experimentally exploited, and it has been shown that strong Fano resonances occur when the corrugated bi-disk structure is vertically excited by flared slot line. Such integrated spoof plasmonic structures could find more applications, such as planar integrated sensing and biological detection at the microwave and terahertz frequencies.

  11. Regular and irregular patterns of self-localized excitation in arrays of coupled phase oscillators

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    Wolfrum, Matthias; Omel'chenko, Oleh E.; Sieber, Jan

    2015-05-01

    We study a system of phase oscillators with nonlocal coupling in a ring that supports self-organized patterns of coherence and incoherence, called chimera states. Introducing a global feedback loop, connecting the phase lag to the order parameter, we can observe chimera states also for systems with a small number of oscillators. Numerical simulations show a huge variety of regular and irregular patterns composed of localized phase slipping events of single oscillators. Using methods of classical finite dimensional chaos and bifurcation theory, we can identify the emergence of chaotic chimera states as a result of transitions to chaos via period doubling cascades, torus breakup, and intermittency. We can explain the observed phenomena by a mechanism of self-modulated excitability in a discrete excitable medium.

  12. Relativistic Coulomb excitation within the time dependent superfluid local density approximation.

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    Stetcu, I; Bertulani, C A; Bulgac, A; Magierski, P; Roche, K J

    2015-01-01

    Within the framework of the unrestricted time-dependent density functional theory, we present for the first time an analysis of the relativistic Coulomb excitation of the heavy deformed open shell nucleus (238)U. The approach is based on the superfluid local density approximation formulated on a spatial lattice that can take into account coupling to the continuum, enabling self-consistent studies of superfluid dynamics of any nuclear shape. We compute the energy deposited in the target nucleus as a function of the impact parameter, finding it to be significantly larger than the estimate using the Goldhaber-Teller model. The isovector giant dipole resonance, the dipole pygmy resonance, and giant quadrupole modes are excited during the process. The one-body dissipation of collective dipole modes is shown to lead a damping width ?(?)?0.4??MeV and the number of preequilibrium neutrons emitted has been quantified. PMID:25615463

  13. Regular and irregular patterns of self-localized excitation in arrays of coupled phase oscillators

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    Wolfrum, Matthias; Omel'chenko, Oleh E.; Sieber, Jan

    2015-05-15

    We study a system of phase oscillators with nonlocal coupling in a ring that supports self-organized patterns of coherence and incoherence, called chimera states. Introducing a global feedback loop, connecting the phase lag to the order parameter, we can observe chimera states also for systems with a small number of oscillators. Numerical simulations show a huge variety of regular and irregular patterns composed of localized phase slipping events of single oscillators. Using methods of classical finite dimensional chaos and bifurcation theory, we can identify the emergence of chaotic chimera states as a result of transitions to chaos via period doubling cascades, torus breakup, and intermittency. We can explain the observed phenomena by a mechanism of self-modulated excitability in a discrete excitable medium.

  14. Regular and irregular patterns of self-localized excitation in arrays of coupled phase oscillators.

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    Wolfrum, Matthias; Omel'chenko, Oleh E; Sieber, Jan

    2015-05-01

    We study a system of phase oscillators with nonlocal coupling in a ring that supports self-organized patterns of coherence and incoherence, called chimera states. Introducing a global feedback loop, connecting the phase lag to the order parameter, we can observe chimera states also for systems with a small number of oscillators. Numerical simulations show a huge variety of regular and irregular patterns composed of localized phase slipping events of single oscillators. Using methods of classical finite dimensional chaos and bifurcation theory, we can identify the emergence of chaotic chimera states as a result of transitions to chaos via period doubling cascades, torus breakup, and intermittency. We can explain the observed phenomena by a mechanism of self-modulated excitability in a discrete excitable medium. PMID:26026325

  15. Anderson testifies on Planet Earth

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    Wainger, Lisa A.

    AGU president Don Anderson joined former astronaut Sally Ride and National Aeronautics and Space Administration official Lennard Fisk March 8 in testifying before the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The three had been asked to speak on the future of the Mission to Planet Earth, proposed both in a National Academy of Sciences report and a NASA study.Anderson was chairman of the National Academy of Science's Task Group on Earth Sciences, which prepared the report Mission to Planet Earth as part of the series Space Science in the Twenty-First Century. In his testimony, Anderson highlighted parts of the report and quoted the frontispiece We now have the technology and the incentive to move boldly forward on a Mission to Planet Earth. We call on the nation to implement an integrated global program using both spaceborne and earth-based instrumentation for fundamental research on the origin, evolution and nature of our planet, its place in our solar system, and its interaction with living things, including mankind.

  16. Tuning a material's properties through the excitation of localized defect modes

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    Serra Garcia, Marc; Lydon, Joseph; Daraio, Chiara

    2015-03-01

    Technological applications such as acoustic super-lenses and vibration mitigation devices require materials with extreme mechanical properties (Very high, zero, or negative stiffness). These properties can be achieved through buckling instabilities, local resonances and phase transitions, mechanisms that are limited to particular frequencies, strains or temperatures. In this talk I will present an alternative mechanism to tune the stiffness of a lattice. The mechanism is based on the excitation of a nonlinear localized defect mode. The oscillation of the defect mode affects the bulk properties of the lattice. This is due to the thermal expansion of the defect mode and the nonlinear coupling between the mode amplitude and the strain of the lattice. Due to the singular properties of nonlinear systems near bifurcation points, the lattice can achieve an arbitrarily large stiffness. It is possible to select point of the force-displacement relation that is being tuned by selecting the defect's excitation frequency and amplitude. Depending on the nonlinear interaction potential at the defect site, the stiffness can be tuned to extremely positive or extremely negative values. While our theoretical and experimental results have been obtained in a granular crystal, the analysis suggests that an equivalent effect should be present in other lattices with localized modes and nonlinearity.

  17. Local excitation of strongly coupled exciton-surface plasmons polaritons by a single nanoantenna

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    Eizner, E. Ellenbogen, T.

    2014-06-02

    We demonstrate experimentally local coupling of light from free space to exciton-surface plasmon polaritons (X-SPPs). This is achieved by using a single, sub-wavelength gold nanowire on top of a thin silver film which is covered with a 30 nm thick layer of J-aggregating dyes in polyvinyl alcohol. We show that the nanowire acts as an antenna that resonantly scatters light to X-SPPs states with a Rabi splitting of 0.1 eV. The locally excited X-SPPs properties are studied by angle resolved spectroscopy of the far-field leaky photons and are compared to the large-scale response through Kretschmann reflection measurements and to theoretical calculations. The nanowire scattering properties are studied by dark-field scattering measurements and finite-difference time-domain simulations. This method to locally excite X-SPPs can potentially be useful for future applications of hybrid light matter states.

  18. Intrinsic excitability state of local neuronal population modulates signal propagation in feed-forward neural networks

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    Han, Ruixue; Wang, Jiang; Yu, Haitao; Deng, Bin; Wei, Xilei; Qin, Yingmei; Wang, Haixu

    2015-04-01

    Reliable signal propagation across distributed brain areas is an essential requirement for cognitive function, and it has been investigated extensively in computational studies where feed-forward network (FFN) is taken as a generic model. But it is still unclear how distinct local network states, which are intrinsically generated by synaptic interactions within each layer, would affect the ability of FFN to transmit information. Here we investigate the impact of such network states on propagating transient synchrony (synfire) and firing rate by a combination of numerical simulations and analytical approach. Specifically, local network dynamics is attributed to the competition between excitatory and inhibitory neurons within each layer. Our results show that concomitant with different local network states, the performance of signal propagation differs dramatically. For both synfire propagation and firing rate propagation, there exists an optimal local excitability state, respectively, that optimizes the performance of signal propagation. Furthermore, we find that long-range connections strongly change the dependence of spiking activity propagation on local network state and propose that these two factors work jointly to determine information transmission across distributed networks. Finally, a simple mean field approach that bridges response properties of long-range connectivity and local subnetworks is utilized to reveal the underlying mechanism.

  19. Intrinsic excitability state of local neuronal population modulates signal propagation in feed-forward neural networks.

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    Han, Ruixue; Wang, Jiang; Yu, Haitao; Deng, Bin; Wei, Xilei; Qin, Yingmei; Wang, Haixu

    2015-04-01

    Reliable signal propagation across distributed brain areas is an essential requirement for cognitive function, and it has been investigated extensively in computational studies where feed-forward network (FFN) is taken as a generic model. But it is still unclear how distinct local network states, which are intrinsically generated by synaptic interactions within each layer, would affect the ability of FFN to transmit information. Here we investigate the impact of such network states on propagating transient synchrony (synfire) and firing rate by a combination of numerical simulations and analytical approach. Specifically, local network dynamics is attributed to the competition between excitatory and inhibitory neurons within each layer. Our results show that concomitant with different local network states, the performance of signal propagation differs dramatically. For both synfire propagation and firing rate propagation, there exists an optimal local excitability state, respectively, that optimizes the performance of signal propagation. Furthermore, we find that long-range connections strongly change the dependence of spiking activity propagation on local network state and propose that these two factors work jointly to determine information transmission across distributed networks. Finally, a simple mean field approach that bridges response properties of long-range connectivity and local subnetworks is utilized to reveal the underlying mechanism. PMID:25933656

  20. The optical theorem for local source excitation of a particle near a plane interface

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    Eremin, Yuri; Wriedt, Thomas

    2015-11-01

    Based on classic Maxwell's theory and the Gauss Theorem we extended the Optical Theorem to the case of a penetrable particle excited by a local source deposited near a plane interface. We demonstrate that the derived Extinction Cross-Section involves the total point source radiating cross-section and some definite integrals responsible for the scattering by the interface. The derived extinction cross-section can be employed to estimate the quantum yield and the optical antenna efficiency without computation of the absorption cross-section.

  1. Magnetic Excitations in the Nearly Localized, Itinerant Magnet Gd, Studied by Neutron Spectroscopy

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    Graroth, G. E.; Aczel, A. A.; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.; Nagler, S. E.

    2012-02-01

    Many of the current questions about magnetic superconductors are present when these complex materials are in the normal state. Therefore studies of simpler itinerant magnets may help provide understanding of these phenomena. We chose to study an Itinerant magnet near to the fully localized limit. The system of choice, Gd has a total moment size of 7.6 ?B of which 0.6?B of that is itinerant. We used the SEQUOIA spectrometer, at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to measure the magnetic excitations in a 12 gm ^160Gd single crystal. The fine resolution Fermi chopper was spun at 360 Hz and phased for Ei = 50 meV. The crystal was mounted with the h0l plane horizontal and then rotated around the vertical axis in 1^o steps. This method, and the large out of plane detector coverage of SEQUOIA, provided continuous coverage of a large region of reciprocal space allowing us to map the magnetic excitations. This map provides a measured structure factor for comparison to spin wave models with and without itinerancy effects. There measurements also more clearly resolve the excitations along the h00 direction than in previous studies (J. W. Cable, R. M. Nicklow and N. Wakabayashi Phys. Rev. B 32, 1710 (1985)).

  2. Core localization and sigma* delocalization in the O 1s core-excited sulfur dioxide molecule.

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    Lindgren, Andreas; Kosugi, Nobuhiro; Gisselbrecht, Mathieu; Kivimki, Antti; Burmeister, Florian; Naves de Brito, Arnaldo; Sorensen, Stacey L

    2008-03-21

    Electron-ion-ion coincidence measurements of sulfur dioxide at discrete resonances near the O 1s ionization edge are reported. The spectra are analyzed using a model based upon molecular symmetry and on the geometry of the molecule. We find clear evidence for molecular alignment that can be ascribed to symmetry properties of the ground and core-excited states. Configuration interaction (CI) calculations indicate geometry changes in accord with the measured spectra. For the SO(2) molecule, however, we find that the localized core hole does not produce measurable evidence for valence localization, since the transition dipole moment is not parallel to a breaking sigma* O-S bond, in contrast to the case of ozone. The dissociation behavior based upon the CI calculations using symmetry-broken orbitals while fixing a localized core-hole site is found to be nearly equivalent to that using symmetry-adapted orbitals. This implies that the core-localization effect is not strong enough to localize the sigma* valence orbital. PMID:18361575

  3. Core localization and {sigma}* delocalization in the O 1s core-excited sulfur dioxide molecule

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    Lindgren, Andreas; Kivimaeki, Antti; Sorensen, Stacey L.; Kosugi, Nobuhiro; Gisselbrecht, Mathieu; Burmeister, Florian; Naves de Brito, Arnaldo

    2008-03-21

    Electron-ion-ion coincidence measurements of sulfur dioxide at discrete resonances near the O 1s ionization edge are reported. The spectra are analyzed using a model based upon molecular symmetry and on the geometry of the molecule. We find clear evidence for molecular alignment that can be ascribed to symmetry properties of the ground and core-excited states. Configuration interaction (CI) calculations indicate geometry changes in accord with the measured spectra. For the SO{sub 2} molecule, however, we find that the localized core hole does not produce measurable evidence for valence localization, since the transition dipole moment is not parallel to a breaking {sigma}* O-S bond, in contrast to the case of ozone. The dissociation behavior based upon the CI calculations using symmetry-broken orbitals while fixing a localized core-hole site is found to be nearly equivalent to that using symmetry-adapted orbitals. This implies that the core-localization effect is not strong enough to localize the {sigma}* valence orbital.

  4. Mean excitation energies for stopping powers in various materials using local plasma oscillator strengths

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    Wilson, J. W.; Xu, Y. J.; Kamaratos, E.; Chang, C. K.

    1984-01-01

    The basic model of Lindhard and Scharff, known as the local plasma model, is used to study the effects on stopping power of the chemical and physical state of the medium. Unlike previous work with the local plasma model, in which individual electron shifts in the plasma frequency were estimated empirically, he Pines correction derived for a degenerate Fermi gas is shown herein to provide a reasonable estimate, even on the atomic scale. Thus, the model is moved to a complete theoretical base requiring no empirical adjustments, as characteristic of past applications. The principal remaining error is in the overestimation of the low-energy absorption properties that are characteristic of the plasma model in the region of the atomic discrete spectrum, although higher-energy phenomena are accurately represented, and even excitation-to-ionization ratios are given to fair accuracy. Mean excitation energies for covalent-bonded gases and solids, for ionic gases and crystals, and for metals are calculated using first-order models of the bonded states.

  5. Prestimulus Network Integration of Auditory Cortex Predisposes Near-Threshold Perception Independently of Local Excitability.

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    Leske, Sabine; Ruhnau, Philipp; Frey, Julia; Lithari, Chrysa; Mller, Nadia; Hartmann, Thomas; Weisz, Nathan

    2015-12-01

    An ever-increasing number of studies are pointing to the importance of network properties of the brain for understanding behavior such as conscious perception. However, with regards to the influence of prestimulus brain states on perception, this network perspective has rarely been taken. Our recent framework predicts that brain regions crucial for a conscious percept are coupled prior to stimulus arrival, forming pre-established pathways of information flow and influencing perceptual awareness. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and graph theoretical measures, we investigated auditory conscious perception in a near-threshold (NT) task and found strong support for this framework. Relevant auditory regions showed an increased prestimulus interhemispheric connectivity. The left auditory cortex was characterized by a hub-like behavior and an enhanced integration into the brain functional network prior to perceptual awareness. Right auditory regions were decoupled from non-auditory regions, presumably forming an integrated information processing unit with the left auditory cortex. In addition, we show for the first time for the auditory modality that local excitability, measured by decreased alpha power in the auditory cortex, increases prior to conscious percepts. Importantly, we were able to show that connectivity states seem to be largely independent from local excitability states in the context of a NT paradigm. PMID:26408799

  6. Prestimulus Network Integration of Auditory Cortex Predisposes Near-Threshold Perception Independently of Local Excitability

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    Leske, Sabine; Ruhnau, Philipp; Frey, Julia; Lithari, Chrysa; Müller, Nadia; Hartmann, Thomas; Weisz, Nathan

    2015-01-01

    An ever-increasing number of studies are pointing to the importance of network properties of the brain for understanding behavior such as conscious perception. However, with regards to the influence of prestimulus brain states on perception, this network perspective has rarely been taken. Our recent framework predicts that brain regions crucial for a conscious percept are coupled prior to stimulus arrival, forming pre-established pathways of information flow and influencing perceptual awareness. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and graph theoretical measures, we investigated auditory conscious perception in a near-threshold (NT) task and found strong support for this framework. Relevant auditory regions showed an increased prestimulus interhemispheric connectivity. The left auditory cortex was characterized by a hub-like behavior and an enhanced integration into the brain functional network prior to perceptual awareness. Right auditory regions were decoupled from non-auditory regions, presumably forming an integrated information processing unit with the left auditory cortex. In addition, we show for the first time for the auditory modality that local excitability, measured by decreased alpha power in the auditory cortex, increases prior to conscious percepts. Importantly, we were able to show that connectivity states seem to be largely independent from local excitability states in the context of a NT paradigm. PMID:26408799

  7. Chirp- and random-based coded ultrasonic excitation for localized blood-brain barrier opening.

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    Kamimura, H A S; Wang, S; Wu, S-Y; Karakatsani, M E; Acosta, C; Carneiro, A A O; Konofagou, E E

    2015-10-01

    Chirp- and random-based coded excitation methods have been proposed to reduce standing wave formation and improve focusing of transcranial ultrasound. However, no clear evidence has been shown to support the benefits of these ultrasonic excitation sequences in vivo. This study evaluates the chirp and periodic selection of random frequency (PSRF) coded-excitation methods for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in mice. Three groups of mice (n  =  15) were injected with polydisperse microbubbles and sonicated in the caudate putamen using the chirp/PSRF coded (bandwidth: 1.5–1.9 MHz, peak negative pressure: 0.52 MPa, duration: 30 s) or standard ultrasound (frequency: 1.5 MHz, pressure: 0.52 MPa, burst duration: 20 ms, duration: 5 min) sequences. T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans were performed to quantitatively analyze focused ultrasound induced BBB opening. The mean opening volumes evaluated from the MRI were mm3, mm3and mm3 for the chirp, random and regular sonications, respectively. The mean cavitation levels were V.s, V.s and V.s for the chirp, random and regular sonications, respectively. The chirp and PSRF coded pulsing sequences improved the BBB opening localization by inducing lower cavitation levels and smaller opening volumes compared to results of the regular sonication technique. Larger bandwidths were associated with more focused targeting but were limited by the frequency response of the transducer, the skull attenuation and the microbubbles optimal frequency range. The coded methods could therefore facilitate highly localized drug delivery as well as benefit other transcranial ultrasound techniques that use higher pressure levels and higher precision to induce the necessary bioeffects in a brain region while avoiding damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. PMID:26394091

  8. How Local ExcitationInhibition Ratio Impacts the Whole Brain Dynamics

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    Deco, Gustavo; Hagmann, Patric; Romani, Gian Luca; Mantini, Dante; Corbetta, Maurizio

    2014-01-01

    The spontaneous activity of the brain shows different features at different scales. On one hand, neuroimaging studies show that long-range correlations are highly structured in spatiotemporal patterns, known as resting-state networks, on the other hand, neurophysiological reports show that short-range correlations between neighboring neurons are low, despite a large amount of shared presynaptic inputs. Different dynamical mechanisms of local decorrelation have been proposed, among which is feedback inhibition. Here, we investigated the effect of locally regulating the feedback inhibition on the global dynamics of a large-scale brain model, in which the long-range connections are given by diffusion imaging data of human subjects. We used simulations and analytical methods to show that locally constraining the feedback inhibition to compensate for the excess of long-range excitatory connectivity, to preserve the asynchronous state, crucially changes the characteristics of the emergent resting and evoked activity. First, it significantly improves the model's prediction of the empirical human functional connectivity. Second, relaxing this constraint leads to an unrealistic network evoked activity, with systematic coactivation of cortical areas which are components of the default-mode network, whereas regulation of feedback inhibition prevents this. Finally, information theoretic analysis shows that regulation of the local feedback inhibition increases both the entropy and the Fisher information of the network evoked responses. Hence, it enhances the information capacity and the discrimination accuracy of the global network. In conclusion, the local excitationinhibition ratio impacts the structure of the spontaneous activity and the information transmission at the large-scale brain level. PMID:24899711

  9. Relativistic Coulomb excitation within the time dependent superfluid local density approximation

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    Stetcu, I.; Bertulani, C. A.; Bulgac, A.; Magierski, P.; Roche, K. J.

    2015-01-06

    Within the framework of the unrestricted time-dependent density functional theory, we present for the first time an analysis of the relativistic Coulomb excitation of the heavy deformed open shell nucleus 238U. The approach is based on the superfluid local density approximation formulated on a spatial lattice that can take into account coupling to the continuum, enabling self-consistent studies of superfluid dynamics of any nuclear shape. We compute the energy deposited in the target nucleus as a function of the impact parameter, finding it to be significantly larger than the estimate using the Goldhaber-Teller model. The isovector giant dipole resonance, themore » dipole pygmy resonance, and giant quadrupole modes are excited during the process. As a result, the one-body dissipation of collective dipole modes is shown to lead a damping width Γ↓≈0.4 MeV and the number of preequilibrium neutrons emitted has been quantified.« less

  10. High spectral specificity of local chemical components characterization with multichannel shift-excitation Raman spectroscopy

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    Chen, Kun; Wu, Tao; Wei, Haoyun; Wu, Xuejian; Li, Yan

    2015-01-01

    Raman spectroscopy has emerged as a promising tool for its noninvasive and nondestructive characterization of local chemical structures. However, spectrally overlapping components prevent the specific identification of hyperfine molecular information of different substances, because of limitations in the spectral resolving power. The challenge is to find a way of preserving scattered photons and retrieving hidden/buried Raman signatures to take full advantage of its chemical specificity. Here, we demonstrate a multichannel acquisition framework based on shift-excitation and slit-modulation, followed by mathematical post-processing, which enables a significant improvement in the spectral specificity of Raman characterization. The present technique, termed shift-excitation blind super-resolution Raman spectroscopy (SEBSR), uses multiple degraded spectra to beat the dispersion-loss trade-off and facilitate high-resolution applications. It overcomes a fundamental problem that has previously plagued high-resolution Raman spectroscopy: fine spectral resolution requires large dispersion, which is accompanied by extreme optical loss. Applicability is demonstrated by the perfect recovery of fine structure of the C-Cl bending mode as well as the clear discrimination of different polymorphs of mannitol. Due to its enhanced discrimination capability, this method offers a feasible route at encouraging a broader range of applications in analytical chemistry, materials and biomedicine. PMID:26350355

  11. Fluorescence imaging of local membrane electric fields during the excitation of single neurons in culture.

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    Gogan, P; Schmiedel-Jakob, I; Chitti, Y; Tyc-Dumont, S

    1995-01-01

    The spatial distribution of depolarized patches of membrane during the excitation of single neurons in culture has been recorded with a high spatial resolution (1 micron2/pixel) imaging system based on a liquid-nitrogen-cooled astronomical camera mounted on an inverted microscope. Images were captured from rat nodose neurons stained with the voltage-sensitive dye RH237. Conventional intracellular microelectrode recordings were made in synchrony with the images. During an action potential the fluorescence changes occurred in localized, unevenly distributed membrane areas, which formed clusters of depolarized sites of different sizes and intensities. When fast conductances were blocked by the addition of tetrodotoxin, a reduction in the number and the intensities of the depolarized sites was observed. The blockade by tetrodotoxin of voltage-clamped neurons also reduced the number of depolarized sites, although the same depolarizing voltage step was applied. Similarly, when a voltage-clamped neuron was depolarized by a constant-amplitude voltage step, the number of depolarized sites varied according to the degree of activation of the voltage-sensitive channels, which was modified by changing the holding potential. These results suggest that the spatial patterns of depolarization observed during excitation are related to the operations of ionic channels in the membrane. Images FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7 PMID:8527643

  12. High spectral specificity of local chemical components characterization with multichannel shift-excitation Raman spectroscopy

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    Chen, Kun; Wu, Tao; Wei, Haoyun; Wu, Xuejian; Li, Yan

    2015-09-01

    Raman spectroscopy has emerged as a promising tool for its noninvasive and nondestructive characterization of local chemical structures. However, spectrally overlapping components prevent the specific identification of hyperfine molecular information of different substances, because of limitations in the spectral resolving power. The challenge is to find a way of preserving scattered photons and retrieving hidden/buried Raman signatures to take full advantage of its chemical specificity. Here, we demonstrate a multichannel acquisition framework based on shift-excitation and slit-modulation, followed by mathematical post-processing, which enables a significant improvement in the spectral specificity of Raman characterization. The present technique, termed shift-excitation blind super-resolution Raman spectroscopy (SEBSR), uses multiple degraded spectra to beat the dispersion-loss trade-off and facilitate high-resolution applications. It overcomes a fundamental problem that has previously plagued high-resolution Raman spectroscopy: fine spectral resolution requires large dispersion, which is accompanied by extreme optical loss. Applicability is demonstrated by the perfect recovery of fine structure of the C-Cl bending mode as well as the clear discrimination of different polymorphs of mannitol. Due to its enhanced discrimination capability, this method offers a feasible route at encouraging a broader range of applications in analytical chemistry, materials and biomedicine.

  13. Localized Excitation in the Hybridization Gap in YbAl{sub 3}

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    Christianson, A.D.; Fanelli, V.R.; Lawrence, J.M.; Goremychkin, E.A.; Osborn, R.; Bauer, E.D.; Sarrao, J.L.; Thompson, J.D.; Frost, C.D.; Zarestky, J. L.

    2006-03-24

    The intermediate valence compound YbAl{sub 3} exhibits a broad magnetic excitation in the inelastic neutron scattering spectrum with characteristic energy E{sub 1}{approx_equal}50 meV, equal to the Kondo energy (T{sub K}{approx}600-700 K). In the low temperature (Tlocalized excitation in the hybridization gap.

  14. Localization of the electronic excitations in single-walled carbon nanotubes with embedded line impurities

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    Komorowski, P. G.; Cottam, M. G.

    2016-01-01

    A matrix operator formalism is used to study the excitations in long, single-walled carbon nanotubes with the dynamic electronic properties described by a tight-binding model where the interactions between atoms take place via nearest-neighbour hopping. Defects in the form of substitutional impurity atoms are introduced to study the localized electronic modes of the nanotube as well as the propagating modes of the pure (host) material. The impurities are assumed to have the form of one or more line defects parallel to the nanotube axis. Two geometric configurations are investigated corresponding to the longitudinal axis of the nanotube being parallel to either a zigzag or an armchair direction of the graphene lattice. A tridiagonal matrix technique is employed to solve the electronic operator equations that provide a description of the frequencies of the discrete modes of the system and their spatial amplitudes. Numerical examples are presented for different nanotube diameters and spatial configurations of the impurity lines.

  15. Spoof localized surface plasmons in corrugated ring structures excited by microstrip line.

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    Yang, Bao Jia; Zhou, Yong Jin; Xiao, Qian Xun

    2015-08-10

    We have investigated the fundamental and high-order spoof localized surface plasmons (LSPs) modes in the proposed corrugated ring resonator printed on a thin dielectric substrate with or without ground plane. An efficient and ease-of-integration method to excite spoof LSPs in the textured ring resonator has been adopted to suppress unwanted high-order modes and enhance fundamental modes. A multi-band-pass filter has been proposed and numerically demonstrated. Experimental results at the microwave frequencies verify the high performances of the corrugated ring resonator and the filter, showing great agreements with the simulation results. We have also shown that the fabricated device is sensitive to the variation of the refraction index of materials under test, even when the material is as thin as paper. PMID:26367991

  16. New Theoretical Developments in Exploring Electronically Excited States: Including Localized Configuration Interaction Singles and Application to Large Helium Clusters

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    Closser, Kristina Danielle

    This thesis presents new developments in excited state electronic structure theory. Contrasted with the ground state, the electronically excited states of atoms and molecules often are unstable and have short lifetimes, exhibit a greater diversity of character and are generally less well understood. The very unusual excited states of helium clusters motivated much of this work. These clusters consist of large numbers of atoms (experimentally 103--109 atoms) and bands of nearly degenerate excited states. For an isolated atom the lowest energy excitation energies are from 1s ? 2s and 1s ? 2 p transitions, and in clusters describing the lowest energy band minimally requires four states per atom. In the ground state the clusters are weakly bound by van der Waals interactions, however in the excited state they can form well-defined covalent bonds. The computational cost of quantum chemical calculations rapidly becomes prohibitive as the size of the systems increase. Standard excited-state methods such as configuration interaction singles (CIS) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) can be used with ?100 atoms, and are optimized to treat only a few states. Thus, one of our primary aims is to develop a method which can treat these large systems with large numbers of nearly degenerate excited states. Additionally, excited states are generally formed far from their equilibrium structures. Vertical excitations from the ground state induce dynamics in the excited states. Thus, another focus of this work is to explore the results of these forces and the fate of the excited states. Very little was known about helium cluster excited states when this work began, thus we first investigated the excitations in small helium clusters consisting of 7 or 25 atoms using CIS. The character of these excited states was determined using attachment/detachment density analysis and we found that in the n = 2 manifold the excitations could generally be interpreted as superpositions of atomic states with surface states appearing close to the atomic excitation energies and interior states being blue shifted by up to ?2 eV. The dynamics resulting from excitation of He_7 were subsequently explored using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD). These simulations were performed with classical adiabatic dynamics coupled to a new state-following algorithm on CIS potential energy surfaces. Most clusters were found to completely dissociate and resulted in a single excited atomic state (90%), however, some trajectories formed bound, He*2 (3%), and a few yielded excited trimers (<0.5%). Comparisons were made with available experimental information on much larger clusters. Various applications of this state following algorithm are also presented. In addition to AIMD, these include excited-state geometry optimization and minimal energy path finding via the growing string method. When using state following we demonstrate that more physical results can be obtained with AIMD calculations. Also, the optimized geometries of three excited states of cytosine, two of which were not found without state following, and the minimal energy path between the lowest two singlet excited states of protonated formaldimine are offered as example applications. Finally, to address large clusters, a local variation of CIS was developed. This method exploits the properties of absolutely localized molecular orbitals (ALMOs) to limit the total number of excitations to scaling only linearly with cluster size, which results in formal scaling with the third power of the system size. The derivation of the equations and design of the algorithm are discussed in detail, and computational timings as well as a pilot application to the size dependence of the helium cluster spectrum are presented.

  17. Shear-flow excitation mechanisms of recessed localized arc-filament plasma actuators

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    Kleinman, R. R.; Bodony, D. J.; Freund, J. B.

    2010-11-01

    Localized arc-filament plasma actuators, placed near the nozzle lip of a laboratory jet, have recently been demonstrated to have sufficient control authority to significantly excite the jet downstream [M. Samimy et al., J. Fluid Mech. 578, 305 (2007)]. This class of plasma actuator, which in this application is recessed in a small cavity near the nozzle lip, causes intense local heating. This heating is thought to be the root mechanism of its influence on the flow, but how this principally entropic thermal source couples with the vortical jet shear layer turbulence downstream is unclear. We investigate this using direct numerical simulations, which match the flow conditions of the corresponding experiment, including Reynolds number, but are two-dimensional to ease computational expense. Despite this obvious modeling approximation, the simulations include the key features of the laboratory system: a thin boundary layer, a plasma-like thermal source in a small recessed cavity, a nozzle lip, and a downstream free shear layer. Results are shown to match the temperature and near-field pressure measured in the laboratory actuators. It is found that the cavity, which was initially included to shield the actuator plasma from the flow, is essential for its action. Thermal expansion within the cavity leads to an ejection of fluid from it, which perturbs the boundary layer and the downstream mixing layer. There is a finite baroclinic torque, but its effects are relatively minor. An alternate actuator designed to mimic the pressure effects of the full actuator, without its concomitant thermal heating, is nearly as effective at exciting the shear layer. An actuator model without the cavity recess does not provide effective actuation. These results suggest that there is significant potential to optimize the actuation authority through design of cavity recesses that augment its effect.

  18. Locally-excited (LE) versus charge-transfer (CT) excited state competition in a series of para-substituted neutral green fluorescent protein (GFP) chromophore models.

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    Olsen, Seth

    2015-02-12

    In this paper, I provide a characterization of the low-energy electronic structure of a series of para-substituted neutral green fluorescent protein (GFP) chromophore models using a theoretical approach that blends linear free energy relationships (LFERs) with state-averaged complete-active-space self-consistent field (SA-CASSCF) theory. The substituents are chosen to sample the Hammett σ(p) scale from R = F to NH2, and a model of the neutral GFP chromophore structure (R = OH) is included. I analyze the electronic structure for different members of the series in a common complete-active-space valence-bond (CASVB) representation, exploiting an isolobal analogy between active-space orbitals for different members of the series. I find that the electronic structure of the lowest adiabatic excited state is a strong mixture of weakly coupled states with charge-transfer (CT) or locally excited (LE) character and that the dominant character changes as the series is traversed. Chromophores with strongly electron-donating substituents have a CT-like excited state such as expected for a push-pull polyene or asymmetric cyanine. Chromophores with weakly electron-donating (or electron-withdrawing) substituents have an LE-like excited state with an ionic biradicaloid structure localized to the ground-state bridge π bond. PMID:25343562

  19. Chirp- and random-based coded ultrasonic excitation for localized blood-brain barrier opening

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    Kamimura, H. A. S.; Wang, S.; Wu, S.-Y.; Karakatsani, M. E.; Acosta, C.; Carneiro, A. A. O.; Konofagou, E. E.

    2015-10-01

    Chirp- and random-based coded excitation methods have been proposed to reduce standing wave formation and improve focusing of transcranial ultrasound. However, no clear evidence has been shown to support the benefits of these ultrasonic excitation sequences in vivo. This study evaluates the chirp and periodic selection of random frequency (PSRF) coded-excitation methods for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in mice. Three groups of mice (n  =  15) were injected with polydisperse microbubbles and sonicated in the caudate putamen using the chirp/PSRF coded (bandwidth: 1.5-1.9 MHz, peak negative pressure: 0.52 MPa, duration: 30 s) or standard ultrasound (frequency: 1.5 MHz, pressure: 0.52 MPa, burst duration: 20 ms, duration: 5 min) sequences. T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans were performed to quantitatively analyze focused ultrasound induced BBB opening. The mean opening volumes evaluated from the MRI were 9.38+/- 5.71 mm3, 8.91+/- 3.91 mm3and 35.47+/- 5.10 mm3 for the chirp, random and regular sonications, respectively. The mean cavitation levels were 55.40+/- 28.43 V.s, 63.87+/- 29.97 V.s and 356.52+/- 257.15 V.s for the chirp, random and regular sonications, respectively. The chirp and PSRF coded pulsing sequences improved the BBB opening localization by inducing lower cavitation levels and smaller opening volumes compared to results of the regular sonication technique. Larger bandwidths were associated with more focused targeting but were limited by the frequency response of the transducer, the skull attenuation and the microbubbles optimal frequency range. The coded methods could therefore facilitate highly localized drug delivery as well as benefit other transcranial ultrasound techniques that use higher pressure levels and higher precision to induce the necessary bioeffects in a brain region while avoiding damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

  20. Phase Structure of the Topological Anderson Insulator

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    Xu, Dongwei; Sacksteder, Vincent E.; Qi, Junjie; Liu, Jie; Jiang, Hua; Xie, X. C.

    2012-02-01

    We report the phase structure of disordered HgTe topological Anderson insulator in a 2-D geometry. We use exact diagonalization to calculate the spectrum and eigenstate structure, and recursive green's functions to calculate the conductance. All observables are measured at several system sizes, allowing us to determine phase transitions and two critical points. The quantized-conductance TAI phase contains two phases: TAI-I lying in a bulk band gap, and TAI-II where bulk states exist but are localized. We find that the TAI-II phase persists at disorder strengths where there is no bulk band gap; a bulk band gap is not necessary to obtain conductance quantization. In a previous work the weak-disorder edge of the TAI phase was explained as a transition into the bulk gap (TAI-I), but we find also a direct transition into the ungapped (TAI-II) quantized phase. Effective medium theory (SCBA) predicts well the boundaries and interior of the TAI-I phase, but fails at larger disorders including the interior of the TAI-II phase. When the system size is smaller than the bulk localization length, the quantized TAI region is bounded by either the bulk band edge or the localization length, but when the system size is large it is bounded by a transition of edge states.

  1. Fermi-liquid theory for the single-impurity Anderson model

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    Mora, Christophe; Moca, C?t?lin Pa?cu; von Delft, Jan; Zarnd, Gergely

    2015-08-01

    We generalize Nozires' Fermi-liquid theory for the low-energy behavior of the Kondo model to that of the single-impurity Anderson model. In addition to the electrons' phase shift at the Fermi energy, the low-energy Fermi-liquid theory is characterized by four Fermi-liquid parameters: the two given by Nozires that enter to first order in the excitation energy, and two additional ones that enter to second order and are needed away from particle-hole symmetry. We express all four parameters in terms of zero-temperature physical observables, namely the local charge and spin susceptibilities and their derivatives with respect to the local level position. We determine these in terms of the bare parameters of the Anderson model using Bethe ansatz and numerical renormalization group (NRG) calculations. Our low-energy Fermi-liquid theory applies throughout the crossover from the strong-coupling Kondo regime via the mixed-valence regime to the empty-orbital regime. From the Fermi-liquid theory, we determine the conductance through a quantum dot symmetrically coupled to two leads in the regime of small magnetic field, low temperature, and small bias voltage, and compute the coefficients of the B2 , T2 , and V2 terms exactly in terms of the Fermi-liquid parameters. The coefficients of T2, V2, and B2 are found to change sign during the Kondo to empty-orbital crossover. The crossover becomes universal in the limit that the local interaction is much larger than the level width. For completeness, we also compute the shot noise and discuss the resulting Fano factor.

  2. Probing Dynamically Tunable Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances of Film-Coupled Nanoparticles by Evanescent Wave Excitation

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    Mock, Jack J.; Hill, Ryan T.; Tsai, Yu-Ju; Chilkoti, Ashutosh; Smith, David R.

    2012-01-01

    The localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectrum associated with a gold nanoparticle (NP) coupled to a gold film exhibits extreme sensitivity to the nano-gap region where the fields are tightly localized. The LSPR of an ensemble of film-coupled NPs can be observed using an illumination scheme similar to that used to excite the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of a thin metallic film; however, in the present system, the light is used to probe the highly sensitive distance-dependent LSPR of the gaps between NPs and film rather than the delocalized SPR of the film. We show that the SPR and LSPR spectral contributions can be readily distinguished, and we compare the sensitivities of both modes to displacements in the average gap between a collection of NPs and the gold film. The distance by which the NPs are suspended in solution above the gold film is fixed via a thin molecular spacer layer, and can be further modulated by subjecting the NPs to a quasistatic electric field. The observed LSPR spectral shifts triggered by the applied voltage can be correlated with Angstrom scale displacements of the NPs, suggesting the potential for chip-scale or flow-cell plasmonic nanoruler devices with extreme sensitivity. PMID:22429053

  3. Encoding the structure of many-body localization with matrix product operators

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    Pekker, David; Clark, Bryan K.

    2015-03-01

    Anderson insulators are non-interacting disordered systems which have localized single particle eigenstates. The interacting analogue of Anderson insulators are the Many-Body Localized (MBL) phases. The natural language for representing the spectrum of the Anderson insulator is that of product states over the single-particle modes. We show that product states over Matrix Product Operators of small bond dimension is the corresponding natural language for describing the MBL phases. In this language all of the many-body eigenstates are encode by Matrix Product States (i.e. DMRG wave function) consisting of only two sets of low bond-dimension matrices per site: the Gi matrix corresponding to the local ground state on site i and the Ei matrix corresponding to the local excited state. All 2 n eigenstates can be generated from all possible combinations of these matrices.

  4. Thermalization processes in interacting Anderson insulators

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    Ovadyahu, Z.

    2015-01-01

    This paper describes experiments utilizing a unique property of electron glasses to gain information on the fundamental nature of the interacting Anderson-localized phase. The methodology is based on measuring the energy absorbed by the electronic system from alternating electromagnetic fields as a function of their frequency. Experiments on three-dimensional (3D) amorphous indium-oxide films suggest that, in the strongly localized regime, the energy spectrum is discrete and inelastic electron-electron events are strongly suppressed. These results imply that, at low temperatures, electron thermalization and finite conductivity depend on coupling to the phonon bath. The situation is different for samples nearing the metal-insulator transition; in insulating samples that are close to the mobility edge, energy absorption persists to much higher frequencies. Comparing these results with previously studied 2D samples [Ovadyahu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 156602 (2012), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.156602] demonstrates that the mean-level spacing (on a single-particle basis) is not the only relevant scale in this problem. The possibility of delocalization by many-body effects and the relevance of a nearby mobility edge (which may be a many-body edge) are discussed.

  5. Price-Anderson Law - reports on Price-Anderson issues

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    Not Available

    1985-01-01

    Five of the six papers in this study are by experts outside the nuclear industry, and deal with fear, risk, and risk management as they apply to the review of the Price-Anderson Act. The purpose of the Act is to encourage private enterprise to develop a reliable source of electric power and to protect the public from the financial consequences of injury or damage that may occur during the process. The titles of the five papers are: (1) the effects of ionizing radiation on human health, (2) proof of causation through expert opinion evidence in low-level radiation cases, (3) a critical review of the probability of causation method, (4) the nuclear liability claims experience of the nuclear insurance pools, (5) review of nuclear liability compensation systems applicable to reactors outside the United States, and (6) the economic foundations of limited liability for nuclear reactor accidents. A separate abstract was prepared for each of the papers for EDB, EPA, and INS.

  6. Tunable local excitation of surface plasmon polaritons by sum-frequency generation in ZnO nanowires

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    Brincker, Mads; Pedersen, Kjeld; Skovsen, Esben

    2015-12-01

    Tunable local excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) by sum-frequency generation (SFG) in Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanowires on a smooth and thin silver film has been studied by applying angle resolved leakage radiation spectroscopy. SFG between an infrared (IR) source, with a variable wavelength in the telecom range between 1350 nm and 1550 nm, and a near-infrared (NIR) source with a fixed wavelength of 790 nm resulted in the excitation of SPP's at wavelengths between 498 nm and 523 nm. The SFG to SPP coupling efficiency was studied as a function of the excitation angle and the wavelength of the IR source. It was shown that the SPP coupling was most efficient at oblique excitation angles, and that SFG in ZnO nanowires allows for the coherent conversion of optical signals at telecom frequencies to SPP's with frequencies within the visible range.

  7. Two-hole localization mechanism for electronic bond rupture of surface atoms by laser-induced valence excitation of semiconductors

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    Tanimura, K.; Inami, E.; Kanasaki, J.; Hess, Wayne P.

    2006-07-15

    We examine the mechanism of electronic bond rupture on semiconductor surfaces induced by laser-generated nonequilibrium three-dimensional valence excitation associated with strong carrier diffusion. For such excited systems, the density of subsurface valence holes that contribute to two-hole localization on the surface is characterized by quasi-Fermi-levels and effective temperature. The rate of two-hole localization, formulated for equilibrated two-dimensional electronic systems by Sumi [Surf. Sci. 248, 382 (1991)], is reformulated, and a simple analytical expression is yielded for moderate excitation densities. The resulting theoretical model has been successfully applied in the analysis of recent laser-induced atomic desorption experiments on InP and Si surfaces.

  8. Two-Hole Localization Mechanism for Electron Bond Rupture of Surface Atoms by Laser-Induced Valence Excitation of Semiconductors

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    Tanimura, Katsumi; Inami, E.; Kanasaki, J.; Hess, Wayne P.

    2006-07-16

    We examine the mechanism of electronic bond rupture on semiconductor surfaces induced by laser-generated three-dimensional non-equilibrium valence excitation associated with strong carrier diffusion. For such excited systems, the density of sub-surface valence holes that contribute to two-hole localization on the surface is characterized by quasi Fermi level and effective temperature. The rate of two-hole localization, formulated for equilibrated two-dimensional electronic systems by Sumi [Surf. Sci, 248, 382 (1991)], is re-formulated, and a simple analytical expression is yielded for moderate excitation densities. The resulting theoretical model has been successfully applied in the analysis of recent laser-induced atomic desorption experiments on InP and Si surfaces

  9. The de Broglie soliton as a localized excitation of the action function

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    Sivashinsky, Gregory I.

    2011-02-01

    Guided by the formal analogy between the classical relativistic Hamilton-Jacobi equation and the dynamic equation for the premixed gas flame, a new class of time-dependent solutions for the relativistic quantum Hamilton-Jacobi equation, (1/c2)(-(=i??S+m2c2, is revealed. The equation is shown to permit solutions in the form of breathers (nondispersive oscillating/spinning solitons) displaying simultaneous particle-like and wave-like behavior adaptable to the properties of the de Broglie clock. Within this formalism the de Broglie wave acquires the meaning of a localized excitation of the action function, a complex-valued potential in configuration space. For a free non-spinning particle in the rest system the breathing action function reads, S=-mc2t-i?ln{1+?exp[-i(mc2/?)t]j0(kr)}, where j0(kr)=sin(kr)/kr, k=?{3}(mc/?), r=?{x2+y2+z2}, and |?| is a parameter controlling the breathers intensity. The problem of quantization in terms of the breathing action function and the double-slit experiment are discussed.

  10. Localization of the electronic excitations in single-walled carbon nanotubes with embedded line impurities.

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    Komorowski, P G; Cottam, M G

    2016-01-27

    A matrix operator formalism is used to study the excitations in long, single-walled carbon nanotubes with the dynamic electronic properties described by a tight-binding model where the interactions between atoms take place via nearest-neighbour hopping. Defects in the form of substitutional impurity atoms are introduced to study the localized electronic modes of the nanotube as well as the propagating modes of the pure (host) material. The impurities are assumed to have the form of one or more line defects parallel to the nanotube axis. Two geometric configurations are investigated corresponding to the longitudinal axis of the nanotube being parallel to either a zigzag or an armchair direction of the graphene lattice. A tridiagonal matrix technique is employed to solve the electronic operator equations that provide a description of the frequencies of the discrete modes of the system and their spatial amplitudes. Numerical examples are presented for different nanotube diameters and spatial configurations of the impurity lines. PMID:26705125

  11. Coherent Backscattering Reveals the Anderson Transition

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    Ghosh, S.; Delande, D.; Miniatura, C.; Cherroret, N.

    2015-11-01

    We develop an accurate finite-time scaling analysis of the angular width of the coherent backscattering (CBS) peak for waves propagating in 3D random media. Applying this method to ultracold atoms in optical speckle potentials, we show how to determine both the mobility edge and the critical exponent of the Anderson transition from the temporal behavior of the CBS width. Our method could be used in experiments to fully characterize the 3D Anderson transition.

  12. Critical phenomena of dynamical delocalization in a quantum Anderson map

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    Yamada, Hiroaki S.; Matsui, Fumihiro; Ikeda, Kensuke S.

    2015-12-01

    Using a quantum map version of the one-dimensional Anderson model, the localization-delocalization transition of quantum diffusion induced by coherent dynamical perturbation is investigated in comparison with the quantum standard map. Existence of critical phenomena, which depends on the number of frequency component M , is demonstrated. Diffusion exponents agree with theoretical prediction for the transition, but the critical exponent of the localization length deviates from it with increase in the M . The critical power ɛc of the normalized perturbation at the transition point remarkably decreases as ɛc˜(M-1 ) -1 .

  13. Local CC2 response method for triplet states based on Laplace transform: Excitation energies and first-order properties

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    Freundorfer, Katrin; Kats, Daniel; Korona, Tatiana; Schtz, Martin

    2010-12-01

    A new multistate local CC2 response method for calculating excitation energies and first-order properties of excited triplet states in extended molecular systems is presented. The Laplace transform technique is employed to partition the left/right local CC2 eigenvalue problems as well as the linear equations determining the Lagrange multipliers needed for the properties. The doubles part in the equations can then be inverted on-the-fly and only effective equations for the singles part must be solved iteratively. The local approximation presented here is adaptive and state-specific. The density-fitting method is utilized to approximate the electron-repulsion integrals. The accuracy of the new method is tested by comparison to canonical reference values for a set of 12 test molecules and 62 excited triplet states. As an illustrative application example, the lowest four triplet states of 3-(5-(5-(4-(bis(4-(hexyloxy)phenyl)amino)phenyl)thiophene-2-yl)thiophene-2-yl)-2-cyanoacrylic acid, an organic sensitizer for solar-cell applications, are computed in the present work. No triplet charge-transfer states are detected among these states. This situation contrasts with the singlet states of this molecule, where the lowest singlet state has been recently found to correspond to an excited state with a pronounced charge-transfer character having a large transition strength.

  14. Two-impurity Anderson model: A variational study

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    Andreani, L.C. , PHB-Ecublens, CH-1015 Lausanne Dipartimento di Fisica A. Volta,'' Universita di Pavia, via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia ); Beck, H. )

    1993-09-01

    A comprehensive variational study of the two-impurity Anderson model is presented. First a lowest-order basis is introduced, which does not contain electronic excitations above the Fermi level: in this basis, the indirect [ital f]-[ital f] interaction of the form [minus][ital J][bold S][sub 1][center dot][bold S][sub 2] is not generated but is added by hand. The effect of electron-hole (EH) excitations is also studied. A suitable discretization of the continuous band spectrum allows us to obtain all eigenvalues and eigenvectors and to calculate finite-temperature magnetic properties. For a distance [ital R][gt][ital R][sub [ital c

  15. Local Control Theory in Trajectory Surface Hopping Dynamics Applied to the Excited-State Proton Transfer of 4-Hydroxyacridine.

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    Curchod, Basile F E; Penfold, Thomas J; Rothlisberger, Ursula; Tavernelli, Ivano

    2015-07-20

    The application of local control theory combined with nonadiabatic ab initio molecular dynamics to study the photoinduced intramolecular proton transfer reaction in 4-hydroxyacridine was investigated. All calculations were performed within the framework of linear-response time-dependent density functional theory. The computed pulses revealed important information about the underlying excited-state nuclear dynamics highlighting the involvement of collective vibrational modes that would normally be neglected in a study performed on model systems constrained to a subset of the full configuration space. This study emphasizes the strengths of local control theory for the design of pulses that can trigger chemical reactions associated with the population of a given molecular excited state. In addition, analysis of the generated pulses can help to shed new light on the photophysics and photochemistry of complex molecular systems. PMID:26036986

  16. Quantum phase transitions in a pseudogap Anderson-Holstein model

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    Cheng, Mengxing; Ingersent, Kevin

    2013-02-01

    We study a pseudogap Anderson-Holstein model of a magnetic impurity level that hybridizes with a conduction band whose density of states vanishes in power-law fashion at the Fermi energy, and couples, via its charge, to a nondispersive bosonic mode (e.g., an optical phonon). The model, which we treat using poor-man's scaling and the numerical renormalization group, exhibits quantum phase transitions of different types depending on the strength of the impurity-boson coupling. For weak impurity-boson coupling, the suppression of the density of states near the Fermi energy leads to quantum phase transitions between strong-coupling (Kondo) and local-moment phases. For sufficiently strong impurity-boson coupling, however, the bare repulsion between a pair of electrons in the impurity level becomes an effective attraction, leading to quantum phase transitions between strong-coupling (charge Kondo) and local-charge phases. Even though the Hamiltonian exhibits different symmetries in the spin and charge sectors, the thermodynamic properties near the two types of quantum phase transition are closely related under spin-charge interchange. Moreover, the critical responses to a local magnetic field (for small impurity-boson coupling) and to an electric potential (for large impurity-boson coupling) are characterized by the same exponents, whose values place these quantum-critical points in the universality class of the pseudogap Anderson model. One specific case of the pseudogap Anderson-Holstein model may be realized in a double-quantum-dot device, where the quantum phase transitions manifest themselves in the finite-temperature linear electrical conductance.

  17. Value of epicardial potential maps in localizing pre-excitation sites for radiofrequency ablation. A simulation study

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    Hren, Rok

    1998-06-01

    Using computer simulations, we systematically investigated the limitations of an inverse solution that employs the potential distribution on the epicardial surface as an equivalent source model in localizing pre-excitation sites in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. A model of the human ventricular myocardium that features an anatomically accurate geometry, an intramural rotating anisotropy and a computational implementation of the excitation process based on electrotonic interactions among cells, was used to simulate body surface potential maps (BSPMs) for 35 pre-excitation sites positioned along the atrioventricular ring. Two individualized torso models were used to account for variations in torso boundaries. Epicardial potential maps (EPMs) were computed using the L-curve inverse solution. The measure for accuracy of the localization was the distance between a position of the minimum in the inverse EPMs and the actual site of pre-excitation in the ventricular model. When the volume conductor properties and lead positions of the torso were precisely known and the measurement noise was added to the simulated BSPMs, the minimum in the inverse EPMs was at 12 ms after the onset on average within cm of the pre-excitation site. When the standard torso model was used to localize the sites of onset of the pre-excitation sequence initiated in individualized male and female torso models, the mean distance between the minimum and the pre-excitation site was cm for the male torso and cm for the female torso. The findings of our study indicate that a location of the minimum in EPMs computed using the inverse solution can offer non-invasive means for pre-interventional planning of the ablative treatment.

  18. Kubo-Anderson Mixing in the Turbulent Boundary Layer

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    Dekker, H.; de Leeuw, G.; Brink, A. Maassen Van Den

    A novel ab initio analysis of the Reynolds stress is presented in order to model non-local turbulence transport. The theory involves a sample path space and a stochastic hypothesis. A scaling relation maps the path space onto the boundary layer. Analytical sampling rates are shown to model mixing by exchange. Nonlocal mixing involves a scaling exponent ɛ≈0.58 (ɛ→∞ in the diffusion limit). The resulting transport equation represents a nondiffusive (Kubo-Anderson or kangaroo) type stochastic process.

  19. Describing excited state relaxation and localization in TiO2 nanoparticles using TD-DFT

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    Berardo, Enrico; Hu, Han -Shi; van Dam, Hubertus J. J.; Shevlin, Stephen A.; Woodley, Scott M.; Kowalski, Karol; Zwijnenburg, Martijn A.

    2014-02-26

    We have investigated the description of excited state relaxation in naked and hydrated TiO2 nanoparticles using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) with three common hybrid exchange-correlation (XC) potentials; B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and BHLYP. Use of TD-CAM-B3LYP and TD-BHLYP yields qualitatively similar results for all structures, which are also consistent with predictions of coupled cluster theory for small particles. TD-B3LYP, in contrast, is found to make rather different predictions; including apparent conical intersections for certain particles that are not observed with TD-CAM-B3LYP nor with TD-BHLYP. In line with our previous observations for vertical excitations, the issue with TD-B3LYP appears to be themore » inherent tendency of TD-B3LYP, and other XC potentials with no or a low percentage of Hartree-Fock Like Exchange, to spuriously stabilize the energy of charge-transfer (CT) states. Even in the case of hydrated particles, for which vertical excitations are generally well described with all XC potentials, the use of TD-B3LYP appears to result in CT-problems for certain particles. We hypothesize that the spurious stabilization of CT-states by TD-B3LYP even may drive the excited state optimizations to different excited state geometries than those obtained using TD-CAM-B3LYP or TD-BHLYP. In conclusion, focusing on the TD-CAM-B3LYP and TD-BHLYP results, excited state relaxation in naked and hydrated TiO2 nanoparticles is predicted to be associated with a large Stokes’ shift.« less

  20. Characteristics of localized surface plasmons excited on mixed monolayers composed of self-assembled Ag and Au nanoparticles.

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    Tanaka, Daisuke; Imazu, Keisuke; Sung, Jinwoo; Park, Cheolmin; Okamoto, Koichi; Tamada, Kaoru

    2015-10-01

    The fundamental characteristics of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) excited on mixed monolayers composed of self-assembled Ag and Au nanoparticles (AgNPs and AuNPs, respectively) were investigated. Mixed monolayered films were fabricated at the air-water interface at different mixing ratios. The films retained their phase-segregated morphologies in which AuNPs formed several 10 to 100 nm island domains in a homogeneous AgNP matrix phase. The LSPR bands originating from the self-assembled domains shifted to longer wavelengths as the domain size increased, as predicted by a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation. The FDTD simulation also revealed that even an alternating-lattice-structured two-dimensional (2D) AgNP/AuNP film retained two isolated LSPR bands, revealing that the plasmon resonances excited on each particle did not couple even in a continuous 2D sheet, unlike in the homologous NP system. The fluorescence quenching test of Cy3 and Cy5 dyes confirmed that the independent functions of AuNPs and AgNPs remained in the mixed films, whereas the AuNPs exhibited significantly higher quenching efficiency for the Cy3 dye compared with AgNPs due to the overlap of the excitation/emission bands of the dyes with the AuNP LSPR band. Various applications can be considered using this nanoheterostructured plasmonic assembly to excite spatially designed, high-density LSPR on macroscopic surfaces. PMID:26332039

  1. Local CC2 response method based on the Laplace transform: Analytic energy gradients for ground and excited states

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    Ledermller, Katrin; Schtz, Martin

    2014-04-28

    A multistate local CC2 response method for the calculation of analytic energy gradients with respect to nuclear displacements is presented for ground and electronically excited states. The gradient enables the search for equilibrium geometries of extended molecular systems. Laplace transform is used to partition the eigenvalue problem in order to obtain an effective singles eigenvalue problem and adaptive, state-specific local approximations. This leads to an approximation in the energy Lagrangian, which however is shown (by comparison with the corresponding gradient method without Laplace transform) to be of no concern for geometry optimizations. The accuracy of the local approximation is tested and the efficiency of the new code is demonstrated by application calculations devoted to a photocatalytic decarboxylation process of present interest.

  2. Localized spin excitations in a disordered antiferromagnetic chain with biquadratic interactions

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    Christal Vasanthi, C.; Latha, M. M.

    2015-12-01

    Dynamical theory of soliton excitation in one dimensional antiferromagnet (AFM) is studied by a revised Hamiltonian in which biquadratic interaction is taken into account in addition to the uniaxial anisotropy and exchange energy. By using Holstein-Primakoff transformation, the coherent state ansatz and the time-dependent variational principle, we obtain a set of two coupled nonlinear partial differential equations that governs the dynamics of the system. Sine-cosine function method is used to study the complete nonlinear soliton excitation and the effect of inhomogeneity in the system. The presence of inhomogeneity is found to cause a disorder in the AFM system. Finally, the evolution of Modulational Instability (MI) is analyzed in the presence of small perturbations.

  3. Local conformations and excited state dynamics of porphyrins and nucleic acids by 2-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy

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    Widom, Julia R.

    Biological systems present many challenges to researchers attempting to study them using spectroscopy. Low specificity, low sensitivity, and broad and overlapping lineshapes limit the amount of information that can be obtained in experiments. Two-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy (2D FS) is a highly sensitive and information-rich spectroscopic technique that was developed to study the conformations and excited state dynamics of systems exhibiting exciton coupling. In this dissertation, I describe a variety of extensions of 2D FS that further increase its utility for the study of biological systems. I describe experiments on a dimer of zinc tetraphenylporphyrin embedded in a membrane, in which the signals from two conformational subpopulations were separated in order to study the thermodynamics of their interconversion. I present proof-of-principle experiments on nucleic acids that utilize fluorescence resonance energy transfer to separate signals from different subpopulations. I also describe experiments in which 2D FS was performed using ultraviolet excitation to determine the conformation of a dinucleotide of a fluorescent analogue of the nucleic acid base adenine. I discuss experiments on porphyrin dimers in which 2D FS was used as a probe of excited state dynamics. Finally, I present model calculations for a proposed variation of 2D FS in which entangled photons would be used as the excitation source. These calculations suggest that this approach has the potential to yield significantly narrower spectral lineshapes than conventional 2D FS. These experiments and calculations yield new insight into the systems investigated and establish a `toolbox' of variations of 2D FS that can be used to gain as much information as possible from experiments on challenging systems such as protein-DNA complexes.

  4. Heavy-fermion state in the Anderson lattice

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    Koyama, T.; Tachiki, M.

    1986-09-01

    To investigate theoretically the heavy-fermion state in cerium and uranium compounds, the low-energy excited states in an Anderson lattice are studied at absolute zero. The coupled Dyson equations for both the Green's functions of the f-italic electron and the spin fluctuations are set up in the case of the finite correlation interaction energy. The vertex functions are approximately determined to fulfill the Ward-Takahashi relations which originate from the spin-rotational invariance, in the low-energy region. In the spectral density of the f-italic-electron Green's function which is numerically calculated, it is found that a sharp peak corresponding to the state of quasifermions with heavy masses appears near the Fermi level, and a broad peak similar to the resonance peak in Kondo impurity systems appears in a relatively-high-energy region. As the temperature increases, the quasifermion peak diminishes and changes to the resonance peak.

  5. Local Investigation in Dynamic Behavior of Excited Water Nanoclusters on Cu(111) Surface

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    Guo, Yang; Gong, Huiqi; Dong, Li; Li, Lailai; Wang, Jinchuan; Shan, Xinyan; Lu, Xinghua

    2014-03-01

    Dynamic behavior of water molecules on surfaces is important for surface-mediated water dissociations and reactions. Here we present investigations in dynamic behavior of excited water nanoclusters on Cu (111) surface by using a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope (STM). It is found that excess electrons in a single water nanocluster can be injected from a metallic STM tip under a positive voltage. Such injection of electrons results in both the diffusion of single H2O molecules within the nanocluster and directional diffusion of water nanoclusters on surface. The range of lateral diffusion is limited to several nanometers from the tip because of the electrical screening effect from Cu substrate for the excess electrons in the nanocluster. In addition, femto-second laser pulses are employed to excite the water nanoclusters during STM imaging with tip in the tunneling condition. Significant changes in topographic profile of H2O nanoclusters are observed under the photoexciation, as compared with that of the nanoclusters in the ground state. The results obtained in this study provide a microscopic understanding of the diffusion mechanism of excited water nanoclusters on surface. the National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11174347, 61376100) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Grant No. 2012CB933002).

  6. Localized Excitation of Ti(3+) Ions in the Photoabsorption and Photocatalytic Activity of Reduced Rutile TiO2.

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    Wang, Zhiqiang; Wen, Bo; Hao, Qunqing; Liu, Li-Min; Zhou, Chuanyao; Mao, Xinchun; Lang, Xiufeng; Yin, Wen-Jin; Dai, Dongxu; Selloni, Annabella; Yang, Xueming

    2015-07-22

    In reduced TiO2, electronic transitions originating from the Ti(3+)-induced states in the band gap are known to contribute to the photoabsorption, being in fact responsible for the material's blue color, but the excited states accessed by these transitions have not been characterized in detail. In this work we investigate the excited state electronic structure of the prototypical rutile TiO2(110) surface using two-photon photoemission spectroscopy (2PPE) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Using 2PPE, an excited resonant state derived from Ti(3+) species is identified at 2.5 0.2 eV above the Fermi level (EF) on both the reduced and hydroxylated surfaces. DFT calculations reveal that this excited state is closely related to the gap state at ?1.0 eV below EF, as they both result from the Jahn-Teller induced splitting of the 3d orbitals of Ti(3+) ions in reduced TiO2. Localized excitation of Ti(3+) ions via 3d ? 3d transitions from the gap state to this empty resonant state significantly increases the TiO2 photoabsorption and extends the absorbance to the visible region, consistent with the observed enhancement of the visible light induced photocatalytic activity of TiO2 through Ti(3+) self-doping. Our work reveals the physical origin of the Ti(3+) related photoabsorption and visible light photocatalytic activity in prototypical TiO2 and also paves the way for the investigation of the electronic structure and photoabsorption of other metal oxides. PMID:26121118

  7. The Anderson Quin Cycle. Final report

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    Anderson, J.H.; Bilbow, W.M.

    1993-03-18

    The objective of this study was to make a more refined evaluation of the Anderson Quin Cycle based on most recent information on the performance of various elements that will be used in the Anderson Quin Cycle. My original estimate of the work plan for evaluating and optimizing the Anderson Quin Cycle called for 7000 man hours of work. Since this grant was limited to 2150 man hours, we could not expect to achieve all the objectives within the allotted period of work. However, the most relevant program objectives have been completed as reported here. The analysis generally confirms the results originally estimated in my paper on the subject. (Ref. 2) Further optimizations should show even higher efficiencies. The Anderson Quin Cycle (US Patent applied for) basically consists of 5 elements in the power cycle: A refrigeration system to cool and clean the inlet air before it enters the compressor that supplies air for the gas turbine; a gas turbine consisting of a compressor, combustor, and turbine; a steam boiler and steam turbine system using the heat from the exhaust gas out of the gas turbine; a vapor turbine cycle, which utilizes the condensed heat from the exhaust of the steam turbine and the exhaust gas heat leaving the steam boiler to operate a vapor turbine cycle which utilizes another fluid than water, in this case isobutane; and the fifth element consists of a gas cooler and heat pump system, which removes the heat from the exhaust gas to lower its temperature essentially to atmospheric temperature, and at the same time permits treatment of the exhaust gas to remove acid components such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Current industry accepted component characteristics were incorporated in the performance analysis of the overall cycle, ensuring accurate and meaningful operating predictions. The characteristics and performance of each of the elements are described. The thermal efficiency of the optimized calculated Anderson Quin Cycle is 62 percent.

  8. Extreme rotational excitation with long sequences of intense femtosecond pulses

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    Bitter, Martin; Milner, Valery

    2015-05-01

    We present an experimental approach to rotational excitation of molecules capable of creating ultra-broad rotational wave packets inaccessible with other methods, including the technique of an optical centrifuge. Our approach is based on an impulsive excitation by a long sequence of more than 20 laser pulses with peak intensities within each pulse exceeding 1013 W/cm2. The method overcomes the three obstacles on the way towards extreme rotational excitation: (i) the strong-field effects associated with a single-pulse scheme, (ii) the centrifugal distortion and Anderson localization in a multi-pulse approach, and (iii) the bandwidth limitation of an optical centrifuge. In oxygen, we demonstrate the ability to populate rotational states with an angular momentum N ~ 250 ? , more than twice higher than previously achieved with the centrifuge. Precise timing of the pulses and their spectral broadening due to molecular phase modulation, essential to this technique, are demonstrated and discussed.

  9. Atomic mean excitation energies for stopping powers from local plasma oscillator strengths

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    Wilson, J. W.; Xu, Y. J.; Chang, C. K.; Kamaratos, E.

    1984-01-01

    The stopping of a charged particle by isolated atoms is investigated theoretically using an 'atomic plasma' model in which atomic oscillator strengths are replaced by the plasma frequency spectrum. The plasma-frequency correction factor for individual electron motion proposed by Pines (1953) is incorporated, and atomic mean excitation energies are calculated for atoms through Sr. The results are compared in a graph with those obtained theoretically by Inokuti et al. (1978, 1981) and Dehmer et al. (1975) and with the experimental values compiled by Seltzer and Berger (1982): good agreement is shown.

  10. Entanglement Area Law in Disordered Free Fermion Anderson Model in One, Two, and Three Dimensions

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    Pouranvari, Mohammad; Zhang, Yuhui; Yang, Kun

    2015-01-01

    We calculate numerically the entanglement entropy of free fermion ground states in one-, two-, and three-dimensional Anderson models and find that it obeys the area law as long as the linear size of the subsystem is sufficiently larger than the mean free path. This result holds in the metallic phase of the three-dimensional Anderson model, where the mean free path is finite although the localization length is infinite. Relation between the present results and earlier ones on area law violation in special one-dimensional models that support metallic phases is discussed.

  11. Superdiffusive transport and energy localization in disordered granular crystals

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    Martinez, Alejandro J.; Kevrekidis, Panagiotis G.; Porter, Mason A.

    2016-02-12

    We study the spreading of initially localized excitations in one-dimensional disordered granular crystals. We thereby investigate localization phenomena in strongly nonlinear systems, which we demonstrate to be fundamentally different from localization in linear and weakly nonlinear systems. We conduct a thorough comparison of wave dynamics in chains with three different types of disorder: an uncorrelated (Anderson-like) disorder and two types of correlated disorders (which are produced by random dimer arrangements), and for two families of initial conditions: displacement perturbations and velocity perturbations. We find for strongly precompressed (i.e., weakly nonlinear) chains that the dynamics strongly depends on the initial condition.more » Furthermore, for displacement perturbations, the long-time asymptotic behavior of the second moment m~2 has oscillations that depend on the type of disorder, with a complex trend that is markedly different from a power law and which is particularly evident for an Anderson-like disorder.« less

  12. Dynamic Localization of Electronic Excitation in Photosynthetic Complexes Revealed with Chiral Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy

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    Fidler, Andrew F.; Singh, Ved P.; Long, Phillip D.; Dahlberg, Peter D.; Engel, Gregory S.

    2014-01-01

    Time-resolved ultrafast optical probes of chiral dynamics provide a new window allowing us to explore how interactions with such structured environments drive electronic dynamics. Incorporating optical activity into time-resolved spectroscopies has proven challenging due to the small signal and large achiral background. Here, we demonstrate that two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy can be adapted to detect chiral signals and that these signals reveal how excitations delocalize and contract following excitation. We dynamically probe the evolution of chiral electronic structure in the light harvesting complex 2 of purple bacteria following photoexcitation by creating a chiral two-dimensional mapping. The dynamics of the chiral two-dimensional signal directly reports on changes in the degree of delocalization of the excitonic state following photoexcitation. The mechanism of energy transfer in this system may enhance transfer probability due to the coherent coupling among chromophores while suppressing fluorescence that arises from populating delocalized states. This generally applicable spectroscopy will provide an incisive tool to probe ultrafast transient molecular fluctuations that are obscured in non-chiral experiments. PMID:24504144

  13. Spatial dispersion effects upon local excitation of extrinsic plasmons in a graphene micro-disk

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    Mencarelli, D.; Bellucci, S.; Sindona, A.; Pierantoni, L.

    2015-11-01

    Excitation of surface plasmon waves in extrinsic graphene is studied using a full-wave electromagnetic field solver as analysis engine. Particular emphasis is placed on the role played by spatial dispersion due to the finite size of the two-dimensional material at the micro-scale. A simple instructive set up is considered where the near field of a wire antenna is held at sub-micrometric distance from a disk-shaped graphene patch. The key-input of the simulation is the graphene conductivity tensor at terahertz frequencies, being modeled by the Boltzmann transport equation for the valence and conduction electrons at the Dirac points (where a linear wave-vector dependence of the band energies is assumed). The conductivity equation is worked out in different levels of approximations, based on the relaxation time ansatz with an additional constraint for particle number conservation. Both drift and diffusion currents are shown to significantly contribute to the spatially dispersive anisotropic features of micro-scale graphene. More generally, spatial dispersion effects are predicted to influence not only plasmon propagation free of external sources, but also typical scanning probe microscopy configurations. The paper sets the focus on plasmon excitation phenomena induced by near field probes, being a central issue for the design of optical devices and photonic circuits.

  14. Solvent effects on the optical spectra and excited-state decay of triphenylamine-thiadiazole with hybridized local excitation and intramolecular charge transfer.

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    Fan, Di; Yi, Yuanping; Li, Zhendong; Liu, Wenjian; Peng, Qian; Shuai, Zhigang

    2015-05-28

    The triphenylamine-thiadiazole molecule (TPA-NZP) is a newly popular, highly efficient OLED fluorescent emitter with exciton utilization efficiency exceeding the upper limit of spin statistics (25%). In this work, the optical spectra and the radiative and nonradiative decay rate constants have been investigated theoretically for TPA-NZP in hexane, ethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, and dimethylformamide solvents, in comparison with the gas phase. We observed the evolutions of the excited states from the hybridized local and charge-transfer (HLCT) character to complete intramolecular charge transfer (CT) character with the increase of the solvent polarities. It is found that upon increasing the solvent polarity, the amount of red shift in the absorption peak is much less than that of emission, resulting in breakdown of the mirror symmetry. This is because that 0-0 transition energy is red-shifted but the vibrational relaxation increases with the solvent polarity, leading to subtraction in absorption while addition in emission. The radiative decay rate constant is calculated to be almost independent of polarity. The nonradiative decay rate increases by almost one order of magnitude from that in nonpolar hexane to the strongly polarized dimethylformamide, which is attributed to the dual effects of the red shift in the gap and enhancement of the vibrational relaxation by solvent polarity. PMID:25402947

  15. Anderson transition in disordered graphene

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    Amini, M.; Jafari, S. A.; Shahbazi, F.

    2009-08-01

    We use the regularized kernel polynomial method (RKPM) to numerically study the effect disorder on a single layer of graphene. This accurate numerical method enables us to study very large lattices with millions of sites, and hence is almost free of finite-size errors. Within this approach, both weak- and strong-disorder regimes are handled on the same footing. We study the tight-binding model with on-site disorder, on the honeycomb lattice. We find that in the weak-disorder regime, the Dirac fermions remain extended and their velocities decrease as the disorder strength is increased. However, if the disorder is strong enough, there will be a mobility edge separating localized states around the Fermi point, from the remaining extended states.

  16. Characteristics of localized surface plasmons excited on mixed monolayers composed of self-assembled Ag and Au nanoparticles

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    Tanaka, Daisuke; Imazu, Keisuke; Sung, Jinwoo; Park, Cheolmin; Okamoto, Koichi; Tamada, Kaoru

    2015-09-01

    The fundamental characteristics of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) excited on mixed monolayers composed of self-assembled Ag and Au nanoparticles (AgNPs and AuNPs, respectively) were investigated. Mixed monolayered films were fabricated at the air-water interface at different mixing ratios. The films retained their phase-segregated morphologies in which AuNPs formed several 10 to 100 nm island domains in a homogeneous AgNP matrix phase. The LSPR bands originating from the self-assembled domains shifted to longer wavelengths as the domain size increased, as predicted by a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation. The FDTD simulation also revealed that even an alternating-lattice-structured two-dimensional (2D) AgNP/AuNP film retained two isolated LSPR bands, revealing that the plasmon resonances excited on each particle did not couple even in a continuous 2D sheet, unlike in the homologous NP system. The fluorescence quenching test of Cy3 and Cy5 dyes confirmed that the independent functions of AuNPs and AgNPs remained in the mixed films, whereas the AuNPs exhibited significantly higher quenching efficiency for the Cy3 dye compared with AgNPs due to the overlap of the excitation/emission bands of the dyes with the AuNP LSPR band. Various applications can be considered using this nanoheterostructured plasmonic assembly to excite spatially designed, high-density LSPR on macroscopic surfaces.The fundamental characteristics of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) excited on mixed monolayers composed of self-assembled Ag and Au nanoparticles (AgNPs and AuNPs, respectively) were investigated. Mixed monolayered films were fabricated at the air-water interface at different mixing ratios. The films retained their phase-segregated morphologies in which AuNPs formed several 10 to 100 nm island domains in a homogeneous AgNP matrix phase. The LSPR bands originating from the self-assembled domains shifted to longer wavelengths as the domain size increased, as predicted by a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation. The FDTD simulation also revealed that even an alternating-lattice-structured two-dimensional (2D) AgNP/AuNP film retained two isolated LSPR bands, revealing that the plasmon resonances excited on each particle did not couple even in a continuous 2D sheet, unlike in the homologous NP system. The fluorescence quenching test of Cy3 and Cy5 dyes confirmed that the independent functions of AuNPs and AgNPs remained in the mixed films, whereas the AuNPs exhibited significantly higher quenching efficiency for the Cy3 dye compared with AgNPs due to the overlap of the excitation/emission bands of the dyes with the AuNP LSPR band. Various applications can be considered using this nanoheterostructured plasmonic assembly to excite spatially designed, high-density LSPR on macroscopic surfaces. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr03601a

  17. Predicting Accurate Electronic Excitation Transfer Rates via Marcus Theory with Boys or Edmiston-Ruedenberg Localized Diabatization

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    Subotnik, Joseph E.; Vura-Weis, Josh; Sodt, Alex J.; Ratner, Mark A.

    2010-05-06

    We model the triplet-triplet energy-transfer experiments from the Closs group [Closs, G. L.; et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 2652.] using a combination of Marcus theory and either Boys or Edmiston-Ruedenberg localized diabatization, and we show that relative and absolute rates of electronic excitation transfer may be computed successfully. For the case where both the donor and acceptor occupy equatorial positions on a rigid cyclohexane bridge, we find ?calc = 2.8 per C-C bond, compared with the experimental value ?exp = 2.6. This work highlights the power of using localized diabatization methods as a tool for modeling nonequilibrium processes.

  18. New superconducting state of the Anderson-lattice model

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    Lee, D.H. ); Zimanyi, G.T. )

    1989-11-01

    We discuss the possible existence of a new superconducting state, the two-component superconducting (TCSC) state, of the Anderson-lattice model, when the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg exchange energy {ital J}{sub {ital H}} generated by the hybridization between the conduction band and localized orbitals exceeds a constant multiple of the Kondo energy {ital k}{sub {ital B}}T{sub K}. In this new state, holes in both the conduction band and localized orbitals exhibit two-particle off-diagonal long-range order, and the condensate wave function is a coherent mixture of both types of singlet pairs. We propose that the TCSC phase is a possible candidate for the superconducting phase in the high-{ital T}{sub {ital c}} copper oxides.

  19. Transport of localized and extended excitations in chains embedded with randomly distributed linear and nonlinear n -mers

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    López-González, Dany; Molina, Mario I.

    2016-03-01

    We examine the transport of extended and localized excitations in one-dimensional linear chains populated by linear and nonlinear symmetric identical n -mers (with n =3 , 4, 5, and 6), randomly distributed. First, we examine the transmission of plane waves across a single linear n -mer, paying attention to its resonances, and looking for parameters that allow resonances to merge. Within this parameter regime we examine the transmission of plane waves through a disordered and nonlinear segment composed by n -mers randomly placed inside a linear chain. It is observed that nonlinearity tends to inhibit the transmission, which decays as a power law at long segment lengths. This behavior still holds when the n -mer parameters do not obey the resonance condition. On the other hand, the mean square displacement exponent of an initially localized excitation does not depend on nonlinearity at long propagation distances z , and shows a superdiffusive behavior ˜z1.8 for all n -mers, when parameters obey the resonance merging condition; otherwise the exponent reverts back to the random dimer model value ˜z1.5 .

  20. Direct picosecond time resolution of unimolecular reactions initiated by local mode excitation

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    Scherer, N. F.; Doany, F. E.; Zewail, A. H.; Perry, J. W.

    1986-01-01

    Attention is given to the first results of direct, picosec measurements of the Delta-nu(OH) 5 local mode transition of H2O2. These time-resolved studies yield a direct measure of the unimolecular dissociation rate, and furnish a lower limit for the rate of energy redistribution from the OH stretch to the O-O reaction coordinate. The data thus determined may be used to ascertain the domain of validity for statistical unimolecular reaction rate theories.

  1. Spectroscopic manifestations of local crystal distortions in excited 4f states in crystals of huntite structure

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    Malakhovskii, A. V.; Gnatchenko, S. L.; Kachur, I. S.; Piryatinskaya, V. G.; Sukhachev, A. L.; Sokolov, A. E.; Strokova, A. Ya.; Kartashev, A. V.; Temerov, V. L.

    2013-01-15

    Optical absorption spectra of YbAl{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4}, TmAl{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} and TbFe{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} trigonal crystals have been studied in temperature range 2-300 K. Temperature behavior of absorption lines parameters has shown, that during some f-f transitions the local environment of rare earth ions undergo distortions, which are absent in the ground state.

  2. A coupled local mode approach to laterally heterogeneous anisotropic media, volume scattering, and T-wave excitation

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    Soukup, Darin J.

    2004-12-01

    This dissertation presents theoretical and numerical results for the coupled local mode formalism applied to the seismo-acoustic wavefield in generally anisotropic range-dependent media. General anisotropy affects the form of the elastic stiffness tensor, which directly affects the polarization of the local modes, the frequency and angular dispersion curves, the coupling and scattering of the local modes in range-dependent media, and also introduces the effects of nearly degenerate modes. The effects of anisotropy and the combination of anisotropy and lateral heterogeneity are examined for 1-D and 2-D models, respectively. Horizontally polarized shear motion is determined to play an important role in seismo-acoustic wave propagation, where modes have significant bottom interaction with anisotropic sediments at low frequencies. The discrete modes for tilted anisotropy are best described as quasi-P-SV, quasi-SH, and generalized P-SV-SH modes with particle motions in all three Cartesian coordinate directions. Lateral heterogeneity is introduced through interface and volume terms. The relative significance of deterministic and stochastic effects from the interface and volume scattering terms are considered. New stochastic volume scattering terms are derived by applying perturbation theory to the elastic equations of motion and boundary conditions. Anisotropy enhances modal scattering, which leads to the loss of signal coherence, and apparent energy loss if not properly accounted for. Coupled-mode scattering theory is applied to the T-wave excitation problem. Modal scattering from lateral heterogeneity along the seabottom is shown to convert energy from the directly excited hybrid crustal-acoustic modes to propagating acoustic modes. Both refraction from a sloping seafloor and seafloor scattering act as T-wave generation mechanisms, with each mechanism entering the modal scattering theory as separate terms. In addition, fault type is strongly correlated with T-wave excitation efficiency, while low shear speed sediment cover enhances T-wave generation. The discrete modes contribute to the majority of the seismic source field for shallow sources, and the continuum spectrum becomes increasingly important with greater source depth.

  3. Non-local dynamics of weakly nonlinear spin excitations in thin ferromagnetic films

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    Kiseliev, V. V.; Tankeyev, A. P.

    1996-12-01

    Effective integro-differential equations of weakly nonlinear dynamics describing the interaction of quasi-one-dimensional exchange-dipole spin-waves are derived for a thin ferromagnetic slab (film). The non-local part of the magnetostatic dispersion of these waves has been taken into account. Algebraic soliton-like states have been predicted. The conditions of their existence and their dynamic properties are investigated depending on the film thickness and on the magnitude and orientation of the external magnetic field. The role of crystallographic magnetic anisotropy in the formation of these states is analysed.

  4. A rational reduction of CI expansions: combining localized molecular orbitals and selected charge excitations.

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    Krah, Tim; Ben Amor, Nadia; Maynau, Daniel; Berger, J A; Robert, Vincent

    2014-07-01

    Based on localized molecular orbitals, the proposed method reduces large configuration interaction (CI) spaces while maintaining agreement with reference values. Our strategy concentrates the numerical effort on physically pertinent CI-contributions and is to be considered as a tool to tackle large systems including numerous open-shells. To show the efficiency of our method we consider two 4-electron parent systems. First, we illustrate our approach by describing the van der Waals interactions in the (H2)2 system. By systematically including local correlation, dispersion and charge transfer mechanisms, we show that 90% of the reference full CI dissociation energy of the H2 dimer is reproduced using only 3% of the full CI space. Second, the conformational cis/trans rotation barrier of the butadiene molecule is remarkably reproduced (97% of the reference value) with less than 1% of the reference space. This work paves the way to numerical strategies which afford the electronic structure determination of large open-shell systems avoiding the exponential limitation. At the same time, a physical analysis of the contents of the wave function is offered. PMID:24935105

  5. Localized excitations in discrete nonlinear Schrödinger systems: Effects of nonlocal dispersive interactions and noise

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    Rasmussen, K. Ø.; Christiansen, P. L.; Johansson, M.; Gaididei, Yu. B.; Mingaleev, S. F.

    1998-03-01

    A one-dimensional discrete nonlinear Schrödinger (DNLS) model with the power dependence, r- s on the distance r, of dispersive interactions is proposed. The stationary states of the system are studied both analytically and numerically. Two kinds of trial functions, exp-like and sech-like are exploited and the results of both approaches are compared. Both on-site and inter-site stationary states are investigated. It is shown that for s sufficiently large all features of the model are qualitatively the same as in the DNLS model with nearest-neighbor interaction. For s less than some critical value, scr, there is an interval of bistability where two stable stationary states exist at each excitation number. The bistability of on-site solitons may occur for dipole-dipole dispersive interaction ( s = 3), while scr for inter-site solitions is close to 2.1. In the framework of the DNLS equation with nearest-neighbor coupling we discuss the stability of highly localized, “breather-like”, excitations under the influence of thermal fluctuations. Numerical analysis shows that the lifetime of the breather is always finite and in a large parameter region inversely proportional to the noise variance for fixed damping and nonlinearity. We also find that the decay rate of the breather decreases with increasing nonlinearity and with increasing damping.

  6. Conservation laws, radiative decay rates, and excited state localization in organometallic complexes with strong spin-orbit coupling.

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    Powell, B J

    2015-01-01

    There is longstanding fundamental interest in 6-fold coordinated d(6) (t(2g)(6)) transition metal complexes such as [Ru(bpy)3](2+) and Ir(ppy)3, particularly their phosphorescence. This interest has increased with the growing realisation that many of these complexes have potential uses in applications including photovoltaics, imaging, sensing, and light-emitting diodes. In order to design new complexes with properties tailored for specific applications a detailed understanding of the low-energy excited states, particularly the lowest energy triplet state, T1, is required. Here we describe a model of pseudo-octahedral complexes based on a pseudo-angular momentum representation and show that the predictions of this model are in excellent agreement with experiment - even when the deviations from octahedral symmetry are large. This model gives a natural explanation of zero-field splitting of T1 and of the relative radiative rates of the three sublevels in terms of the conservation of time-reversal parity and total angular momentum modulo two. We show that the broad parameter regime consistent with the experimental data implies significant localization of the excited state. PMID:26123864

  7. CaMKII locally encodes L-type channel activity to signal to nuclear CREB in excitationtranscription coupling

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    Wheeler, Damian G.; Barrett, Curtis F.; Groth, Rachel D.; Safa, Parsa; Tsien, Richard W.

    2008-01-01

    Communication between cell surface proteins and the nucleus is integral to many cellular adaptations. In the case of ion channels in excitable cells, the dynamics of signaling to the nucleus are particularly important because the natural stimulus, surface membrane depolarization, is rapidly pulsatile. To better understand excitationtranscription coupling we characterized the dependence of cAMP response elementbinding protein phosphorylation, a critical step in neuronal plasticity, on the level and duration of membrane depolarization. We find that signaling strength is steeply dependent on depolarization, with sensitivity far greater than hitherto recognized. In contrast, graded blockade of the Ca2+ channel pore has a remarkably mild effect, although some Ca2+ entry is absolutely required. Our data indicate that Ca2+/CaM-dependent protein kinase II acting near the channel couples local Ca2+ rises to signal transduction, encoding the frequency of Ca2+ channel openings rather than integrated Ca2+ fluxa form of digital logic. PMID:19047462

  8. Local response to light excitation in the charge-ordered phase of (EDO-TTF ) 2Sb F6

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    Servol, Marina; Moisan, Nicolas; Collet, Eric; Cailleau, Herv; Kaszub, Wawrzyniec; Toupet, Loc; Boschetto, Davide; Ishikawa, Tadahiko; Morac, Alain; Koshihara, Shinya; Maesato, Mitsuhiko; Uruichi, Mikio; Shao, Xiangfeng; Nakano, Yoshiaki; Yamochi, Hideki; Saito, Gunzi; Lorenc, Maciej

    2015-07-01

    The family of materials (EDO-TTF ) 2X F6 represents quasi-one-dimensional quarter filled systems exhibiting insulator-to-metal (I-M) phase transition at thermal equilibrium. (EDO-TTF ) 2P F6 is known to undergo a photoinduced I-M conversion with cooperative response to light excitation. Here we use femtosecond pump-probe experiments to study the photoresponse of (EDO-TTF ) 2Sb F6 made of a larger counteranion Sb F6 compared to the well studied (EDO-TTF ) 2P F6 . In the early stage of the photoinduced process, we reveal a multicomponent coherent oscillating feature. The evolution of this feature with excitation density and temperature points to the local nature of the photoswitching in (EDO-TTF ) 2Sb F6 . At longer time scale, we did not detect the features associated with the transformation to the M phase, albeit observed in the P F6 derivative. We propose a scenario whereby the bigger size of the counteranion in (EDO-TTF ) 2Sb F6 hinders the establishment of this transformation at macroscopic scale.

  9. Conservation laws, radiative decay rates, and excited state localization in organometallic complexes with strong spin-orbit coupling

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    Powell, B. J.

    2015-01-01

    There is longstanding fundamental interest in 6-fold coordinated d6 () transition metal complexes such as [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and Ir(ppy)3, particularly their phosphorescence. This interest has increased with the growing realisation that many of these complexes have potential uses in applications including photovoltaics, imaging, sensing, and light-emitting diodes. In order to design new complexes with properties tailored for specific applications a detailed understanding of the low-energy excited states, particularly the lowest energy triplet state, T1, is required. Here we describe a model of pseudo-octahedral complexes based on a pseudo-angular momentum representation and show that the predictions of this model are in excellent agreement with experiment - even when the deviations from octahedral symmetry are large. This model gives a natural explanation of zero-field splitting of T1 and of the relative radiative rates of the three sublevels in terms of the conservation of time-reversal parity and total angular momentum modulo two. We show that the broad parameter regime consistent with the experimental data implies significant localization of the excited state. PMID:26123864

  10. Local chemical reaction of benzene on Cu(110) via STM-induced excitation

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    Komeda, T.; Kim, Y.; Fujita, Y.; Sainoo, Y.; Kawai, Maki

    2004-03-01

    We have investigated the mechanism of the chemical reaction of the benzene molecule adsorbed on Cu(110) surface induced by the injection of tunneling electrons using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). With the dosing of tunneling electrons of the energy 2-5 eV from the STM tip to the molecule, we have detected the increase of the height of the benzene molecule by 40% in the STM image and the appearance of the vibration feature of the ?(C-H) mode in the inelastic tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) spectrum. It can be understood with a model in which the dissociation of C-H bonds occurs in a benzene molecule that induces a bonding geometry change from flat-lying to up-right configuration, which follows the story of the report of Lauhon and Ho on the STM-induced change of benzene on the Cu(100) surface. [L. J. Lauhon and W. Ho, J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 2463 (2000)]. The reaction probability shows a sharp rise at the sample bias voltage at 2.4 V, which saturates at 3.0 V, which is followed by another sharp rise at the voltage of 4.3 V. No increase of the reaction yield is observed for the negative sample voltage up to 5 eV. In the case of a fully deuterated benzene molecule, it shows the onset at the same energy of 2.4 eV, but the reaction probability is 103 smaller than the case of the normal benzene molecule. We propose a model in which the dehydrogenation of the benzene molecule is induced by the formation of the temporal negative ion due to the trapping of the electrons at the unoccupied resonant states formed by the ? orbitals. The existence of the resonant level close to the Fermi level (2.4 eV) and multiple levels in less than 5 eV from the Fermi level, indicates a fairly strong interaction of the Cu-?* state of the benzene molecule. We estimated that the large isotope effect of 103 can be accounted for with the Menzel-Gomer-Redhead (MGR) model with an assumption of a shallow potential curve for the excited state.

  11. Unified parameter for localization in isotope-selective rotational excitation of diatomic molecules using a train of optical pulses

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    Matsuoka, Leo

    2015-04-01

    We obtained a simple theoretical unified parameter for the characterization of rotational population propagation of diatomic molecules in a periodic train of terahertz optical pulses around the condition of so-called quantum resonance. The parameter comprises the peak intensity and interval between the pulses, and the level energies of the initial and final rotational states of the molecule. Using the unified parameter, we can predict the upper and lower boundaries of probability localization on the rotational level network, including the effect of centrifugal distortion. The unified parameter was tentatively derived from an analytical expression obtained by performing rotating-wave approximation and spectral decomposition of the time-dependent Schrdinger equation under an assumption of time-order invariance. The validity of the parameter was confirmed by comparison with numerical simulations for isotope-selective rotational excitation of KCl molecules.

  12. Universal Knight shift anomaly in the periodic Anderson model

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    Jiang, M.; Curro, N. J.; Scalettar, R. T.

    2014-12-01

    We report a determinant Quantum Monte Carlo investigation which quantifies the behavior of the susceptibility and the entropy in the framework of the periodic Anderson model, focusing on the evolution with different degree of conduction electron (c )-local moment (f ) hybridization. These results capture the behavior observed in several experiments, including the universal behavior of the NMR Knight shift anomaly below the crossover temperature T*. We find that T* is a measure of the onset of c - f correlations and grows with increasing hybridization. These results suggest that the NMR Knight shift and spin-lattice relaxation rate measurements in non-Fermi-liquid materials are strongly influenced by the temperature dependence of the c - f kinetic energy. Our results provide a microscopic basis for the phenomenological two-fluid model of Kondo lattice behavior, and its evolution with pressure and temperature.

  13. Classification and symmetry properties of scaling dimensions at Anderson transitions

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    Gruzberg, I. A.; Mirlin, A. D.; Zirnbauer, M. R.

    2013-03-01

    We develop a classification of composite operators without gradients at Anderson-transition critical points in disordered systems. These operators represent correlation functions of the local density of states (or of wave-function amplitudes). Our classification is motivated by the Iwasawa decomposition for the field of the pertinent supersymmetric ? model: The scaling operators are represented by plane waves in terms of the corresponding radial coordinates. We also present an alternative construction of scaling operators by using the notion of highest-weight vector. We further argue that a certain Weyl-group invariance associated with the ?-model manifold leads to numerous exact symmetry relations between the scaling dimensions of the composite operators. These symmetry relations generalize those derived earlier for the multifractal spectrum of the leading operators.

  14. Superfluidity and Symmetry Breaking -- An Anderson Living Legacy

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    Wilczek, Frank

    This is an eclectic survey of concepts around superfluidity and symmetry breaking, prepared for the celebration of Phil Anderson's 90th birthday in October 2013. I emphasize, through major examples, that the concepts Anderson pioneered in this field have very wide scope, penetrating in particular into many central issues of high energy physics: electroweak symmetry breaking, confinement, chiral symmetry breaking, and Majorana mass. I also illustrate how Anderson's pseudospin method can be used to exemplify breaking of time translation symmetry...

  15. Local Control Model of ExcitationContraction Coupling in Skeletal Muscle

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    Stern, Michael D.; Pizarro, Gonzalo; Ros, Eduardo

    1997-01-01

    This is a quantitative model of control of Ca2+ release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle, based on dual control of release channels (ryanodine receptors), primarily by voltage, secondarily by Ca2+ (Ros, E., and G. Pizarro. 1988. NIPS. 3:223227). Channels are positioned in a double row array of between 10 and 60 channels, where exactly half face voltage sensors (dihydropyridine receptors) in the transverse (t) tubule membrane (Block, B.A., T. Imagawa, K.P. Campbell, and C. Franzini-Armstrong. 1988. J. Cell Biol. 107:25872600). We calculate the flux of Ca2+ release upon different patterns of pulsed t-tubule depolarization by explicit stochastic simulation of the states of all channels in the array. Channels are initially opened by voltage sensors, according to an allosteric prescription (Ros, E., M. Karhanek, J. Ma, A. Gonzlez. 1993. J. Gen. Physiol. 102:449482). Ca2+ permeating the open channels, diffusing in the junctional gap space, and interacting with fixed and mobile buffers produces defined and changing distributions of Ca2+ concentration. These concentrations interact with activating and inactivating channel sites to determine the propagation of activation and inactivation within the array. The model satisfactorily simulates several whole-cell observations, including kinetics and voltage dependence of release flux, the paradox of control, whereby Ca2+-activated release remains under voltage control, and, most surprisingly, the quantal aspects of activation and inactivation (Pizarro, G., N. Shirokova, A. Tsugorka, and E. Ros. 1997. J. Physiol. 501:289303). Additionally, the model produces discrete events of activation that resemble Ca2+ sparks (Cheng, H., M.B. Cannell, and W.J. Lederer. 1993. Science (Wash. DC). 262:740744). All these properties result from the intersection of stochastic channel properties, control by local Ca2+, and, most importantly, the one dimensional geometry of the array and its mesoscopic scale. Our calculations support the concept that the release channels associated with one face of one junctional t-tubule segment, with its voltage sensor, constitute a functional unit, termed the couplon. This unit is fundamental: the whole cell behavior can be synthesized as that of a set of couplons, rather than a set of independent channels. PMID:9379173

  16. Statistics of excitations in the electron glass model

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    Palassini, Matteo

    2011-03-01

    We study the statistics of elementary excitations in the classical electron glass model of localized electrons interacting via the unscreened Coulomb interaction in the presence of disorder. We reconsider the long-standing puzzle of the exponential suppression of the single-particle density of states near the Fermi level, by measuring accurately the density of states of charged and electron-hole pair excitations via finite temperature Monte Carlo simulation and zero-temperature relaxation. We also investigate the statistics of large charge rearrangements after a perturbation of the system, which may shed some light on the slow relaxation and glassy phenomena recently observed in a variety of Anderson insulators. In collaboration with Martin Goethe.

  17. Circularly polarized luminescence spectroscopy reveals low-energy excited states and dynamic localization of vibronic transitions in CP43.

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    Hall, Jeremy; Renger, Thomas; Picorel, Rafael; Krausz, Elmars

    2016-01-01

    Circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) spectroscopy is an established but relatively little-used technique that monitors the chirality of an emission. When applied to photosynthetic pigment assemblies, we find that CPL provides sensitive and detailed information on low-energy exciton states, reflecting the interactions, site energies and geometries of interacting pigments. CPL is the emission analog of circular dichroism (CD) and thus spectra explore the optical activity only of fluorescent states of the pigment-protein complex and consequently the nature of the lowest-energy excited states (trap states), whose study is a critical area of photosynthesis research. In this work, we develop the new approach of temperature-dependent CPL spectroscopy, over the 2-120K temperature range, and apply it to the CP43 proximal antenna protein of photosystem II. Our results confirm strong excitonic interactions for at least one of the two well-established emitting states of CP43 named "A" and "B". Previous structure-based models of CP43 spectra are evaluated in the light of the new CPL data. Our analysis supports the assignments of Shibata et al. [Shibata et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 6903-6914], particularly for the highly-delocalized B-state. This state dominates CPL spectra and is attributed predominantly to chlorophyll a's labeled Chl 634 and Chl 636 (alternatively labeled Chl 43 and 45 by Shibata et al.). The absence of any CPL intensity in intramolecular vibrational sidebands associated with the delocalized "B" excited state is attributed to the dynamic localization of intramolecular vibronic transitions. PMID:26449206

  18. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) was established by the Texas State Legislature in 1941and is a free-standing, degree-granting health institution within The University of Texas System. Mission areas include patient care, research, education, and prevention.

  19. Theory of Anderson pseudospin resonance with Higgs mode in superconductors

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    Tsuji, Naoto; Aoki, Hideo

    2015-08-01

    A superconductor illuminated by an ac electric field with frequency ? is theoretically found to generate a collective precession of Anderson's pseudospins, and hence a coherent amplitude oscillation of the order parameter, with a doubled frequency 2 ? through a nonlinear light-matter coupling. We provide a fundamental theory, based on the mean-field formalism, to show that the induced pseudospin precession resonates with the Higgs amplitude mode of the superconductor at 2 ? =2 ? with 2 ? being the superconducting gap. The resonant precession is accompanied by a divergent enhancement of the third-harmonic generation (THG). By decomposing the THG susceptibility into the bare one and vertex correction, we find that the enhancement of the THG cannot be explained by individual quasiparticle excitations (pair breaking), so that the THG serves as a smoking gun for an identification of the collective Higgs mode. We further explore the effect of electron-electron scattering on the pseudospin resonance by applying the nonequilibrium dynamical mean-field theory to the attractive Hubbard model driven by ac electric fields. The result indicates that the pseudospin resonance is robust against electron correlations, although the resonance width is broadened due to electron scattering, which determines the lifetime of the Higgs mode.

  20. Damage detection of metro tunnel structure through transmissibility function and cross correlation analysis using local excitation and measurement

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    Feng, Lei; Yi, Xiaohua; Zhu, Dapeng; Xie, Xiongyao; Wang, Yang

    2015-08-01

    In a modern metropolis, metro rail systems have become a dominant mode for mass transportation. The structural health of a metro tunnel is closely related to public safety. Many vibration-based techniques for detecting and locating structural damage have been developed in the past several decades. However, most damage detection techniques and validation tests are focused on bridge and building structures; very few studies have been reported on tunnel structures. Among these techniques, transmissibility function and cross correlation analysis are two well-known diagnostic approaches. The former operates in frequency domain and the latter in time domain. Both approaches can be applied to detect and locate damage through acceleration data obtained from sensor arrays. Furthermore, the two approaches can directly utilize structural response data without requiring excitation measurement, which offers advantages in field testing on a large structure. In this research, a numerical finite element model of a metro tunnel is built and different types of structural defects are introduced at multiple locations of the tunnel. Transmissibility function and cross correlation analysis are applied to perform structural damage detection and localization, based on simulated structural vibration data. Numerical results demonstrate that the introduced defects can be successfully identified and located. The sensitivity and feasibility of the two approaches have been verified when sufficient distribution of measurement locations is available. Damage detection results of the two different approaches are compared and discussed.

  1. Determinant method and quantum simulations of many-body effects in a single impurity Anderson model

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    Gubernatis, J.E.; Olson, T.C.; Scalapino, D.J.; Sugar, R.L.

    1986-06-01

    We present a short description of a quantum Monte Carlo technique that has proved useful for simulating many-body effects in systems of interacting fermins at finite temperatures. We then report our preliminary results using this technique on a single impurity Anderson model. Examples of such many-body effects as local moment formation, Kondo behavior, and mixed valence phenomena found in the simulations are shown.

  2. The Role of Contrast in the Perception of Achromatic Transparency: Comment on Singh and Anderson (2002) and Anderson (2003)

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    Albert, Marc K.

    2008-01-01

    M. Singh and B. L. Anderson proposed a perceptual theory of achromatic transparency in which the perceived transmittance of a perceived transparent filter is determined by the ratio of the Michelson contrast seen in the region of transparency to that of the background seen directly. Subsequently, B. L. Anderson, M. Singh, and J. Meng proposed that

  3. Passive control of buckling deformation via Anderson Localization Phenomenon

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    Elishakoff, Isaac; Li, Y. W.; Starnes, J. H., Jr.

    1998-01-01

    Buckling problems of two types of multi-span elastic plates with transverse stiffeners are considered using a method based on the finite difference calculus. The discreteness of the stiffeners is accounted for. It is found that the torsional rigidity of the stiffener plays an important role in the buckling mode pattern. When the torsional rigidity is properly adjusted, the stiffener can act as an isolator of deformation for the structure at buckling so that the deflection is only limited to a small area.

  4. Ryanodine receptor sensitivity governs the stability and synchrony of local calcium release during cardiac excitation-contraction coupling.

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    Wescott, Andrew P; Jafri, M Saleet; Lederer, W J; Williams, George S B

    2016-03-01

    Calcium-induced calcium release is the principal mechanism that triggers the cell-wide [Ca(2+)]i transient that activates muscle contraction during cardiac excitation-contraction coupling (ECC). Here, we characterize this process in mouse cardiac myocytes with a novel mathematical action potential (AP) model that incorporates realistic stochastic gating of voltage-dependent L-type calcium (Ca(2+)) channels (LCCs) and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) release channels (the ryanodine receptors, RyR2s). Depolarization of the sarcolemma during an AP stochastically activates the LCCs elevating subspace [Ca(2+)] within each of the cell's 20,000 independent calcium release units (CRUs) to trigger local RyR2 opening and initiate Ca(2+) sparks, the fundamental unit of triggered Ca(2+) release. Synchronization of Ca(2+) sparks during systole depends on the nearly uniform cellular activation of LCCs and the likelihood of local LCC openings triggering local Ca(2+) sparks (ECC fidelity). The detailed design and true SR Ca(2+) pump/leak balance displayed by our model permits investigation of ECC fidelity and Ca(2+) spark fidelity, the balance between visible (Ca(2+) spark) and invisible (Ca(2+) quark/sub-spark) SR Ca(2+) release events. Excess SR Ca(2+) leak is examined as a disease mechanism in the context of "catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)", a Ca(2+)-dependent arrhythmia. We find that that RyR2s (and therefore Ca(2+) sparks) are relatively insensitive to LCC openings across a wide range of membrane potentials; and that key differences exist between Ca(2+) sparks evoked during quiescence, diastole, and systole. The enhanced RyR2 [Ca(2+)]i sensitivity during CPVT leads to increased Ca(2+) spark fidelity resulting in asynchronous systolic Ca(2+) spark activity. It also produces increased diastolic SR Ca(2+) leak with some prolonged Ca(2+) sparks that at times become "metastable" and fail to efficiently terminate. There is a huge margin of safety for stable Ca(2+) handling within the cell and this novel mechanistic model provides insight into the molecular signaling characteristics that help maintain overall Ca(2+) stability even under the conditions of high SR Ca(2+) leak during CPVT. Finally, this model should provide tools for investigators to examine normal and pathological Ca(2+) signaling characteristics in the heart. PMID:26827896

  5. Magnetic field induced quantum phase transitions in the two-impurity Anderson model

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    Zhu, Lujun; Zhu, Jian - Xin

    2010-11-17

    In the two-impurity Anderson model, the inter-impurity spin exchange interaction favors a spin singlet state between two impurities leading to the localization of quasiparticles. We show that a local uniform magnetic field can delocalize the quasiparticies to restore the Kondo resonance. This transition is found to be continuous, accompanied by not only the divergence of the staggered (anti ferromagnetic) susceptibility, but also the divergence of the uniform spin susceptibility. This implies that the magnetic field induced quantum phase transitions in Kondo systems are in favor of the local critical type.

  6. The effect of thermal motion on the electron localization in metal-to-ligand charge transfer excitations in [Fe(bpy)3](2+).

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    Domingo, Alex; Sousa, Carmen; de Graaf, Coen

    2014-12-21

    Accurate electronic structure calculations of the lowest excited states have been performed on twenty snapshots of a molecular dynamics simulation of [Fe(bpy)3](2+) dissolved in water. The thermal motion distorts the structure of the complex from its average D3 symmetry, causing the localization on one bipyridine ligand of the excited electron in the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) state. The excitation energy is about 0.25 eV lower than that for the delocalized description of the MLCT state and is in good agreement with experiments. The composition of the MLCT band is carefully analyzed and the effect of thermal motion on the mechanism of light-induced spin crossover is discussed. PMID:25360630

  7. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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  8. Localized excitation of magnetostatic surface spin waves in yttrium iron garnet by shorted coaxial probe detected via spin pumping and rectification effect

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    Soh, Wee Tee; Peng, Bin; Ong, C. K.

    2015-04-01

    We demonstrate the localized excitation and dc electrical detection of magnetostatic surface spin waves (MSSWs) in yttrium iron garnet (YIG) by a shorted coaxial probe. Thin films of NiFe and Pt are patterned at different regions onto a common bulk YIG substrate. A shorted coaxial probe is used to excite spin precession locally near various patterned regions. The dc voltages across the corresponding regions are recorded. For excitation of the Pt regions, the dc voltage spectra are dominated by the spin pumping of MSSWs from YIG, where various modes can be clearly distinguished. For the NiFe region, it is also found that spin pumping from MSSWs generated in YIG dominated the spectra, indicating that the spin pumped currents are dissipated into charge currents via the inverse Spin Hall effect (ISHE) in NiFe. For all regions, dc signals from YIG MSSWs are observed to be much stronger than the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) uniform mode, likely due to the nature of the microwave excitation. The results indicate the potential of this probe for microwave imaging via dc detection of spin dynamics in continuous and patterned films.

  9. Comparison of simulated parallel transmit body arrays at 3 T using excitation uniformity, global SAR, local SAR and power efficiency metrics

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    Gurin, Bastien; Gebhardt, Matthias; Serano, Peter; Adalsteinsson, Elfar; Hamm, Michael; Pfeuffer, Josef; Nistler, Juergen; Wald, Lawrence L.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose We compare the performance of 8 parallel transmit (pTx) body arrays with up to 32 channels and a standard birdcage design. Excitation uniformity, local SAR, global SAR and power metrics are analyzed in the torso at 3 T for RF-shimming and 2-spoke excitations. Methods We used a fast co-simulation strategy for field calculation in the presence of coupling between transmit channels. We designed spoke pulses using magnitude least squares (MLS) optimization with explicit constraint of SAR and power and compared the performance of the different pTx coils using the L-curve method. Results PTx arrays outperformed the conventional birdcage coil in all metrics except peak and average power efficiency. The presence of coupling exacerbated this power efficiency problem. At constant excitation fidelity, the pTx array with 24 channels arranged in 3 z-rows could decrease local SAR more than 4-fold (2-fold) for RF-shimming (2-spoke) compared to the birdcage coil for pulses of equal duration. Multi-row pTx coils had a marked performance advantage compared to single row designs, especially for coronal imaging. Conclusion PTx coils can simultaneously improve the excitation uniformity and reduce SAR compared to a birdcage coil when SAR metrics are explicitly constrained in the pulse design. PMID:24752979

  10. Localized excitation of magnetostatic surface spin waves in yttrium iron garnet by shorted coaxial probe detected via spin pumping and rectification effect

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    Soh, Wee Tee Ong, C. K.; Peng, Bin

    2015-04-21

    We demonstrate the localized excitation and dc electrical detection of magnetostatic surface spin waves (MSSWs) in yttrium iron garnet (YIG) by a shorted coaxial probe. Thin films of NiFe and Pt are patterned at different regions onto a common bulk YIG substrate. A shorted coaxial probe is used to excite spin precession locally near various patterned regions. The dc voltages across the corresponding regions are recorded. For excitation of the Pt regions, the dc voltage spectra are dominated by the spin pumping of MSSWs from YIG, where various modes can be clearly distinguished. For the NiFe region, it is also found that spin pumping from MSSWs generated in YIG dominated the spectra, indicating that the spin pumped currents are dissipated into charge currents via the inverse Spin Hall effect (ISHE) in NiFe. For all regions, dc signals from YIG MSSWs are observed to be much stronger than the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) uniform mode, likely due to the nature of the microwave excitation. The results indicate the potential of this probe for microwave imaging via dc detection of spin dynamics in continuous and patterned films.

  11. The magnetocaloric effect with critical behavior of a periodic Anderson-like organic polymer.

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    Ding, L J; Zhong, Y; Fan, S W; Zhu, L Y

    2016-01-01

    We study the magnetocaloric effect and the critical behavior of a periodic Anderson-like organic polymer using Green's function theory, in which the localized f orbitals hybridize with the conduction orbitals at even sites. The field-induced metal-insulator transitions with the magnetic Grüneisen parameter showing |Γh|∼T(-1) power-law critical behaviour are revealed, which provides a new thermodynamic means for probing quantum phase transitions. It is found that the competition of up-spin and down-spin hole excitations is responsible for the double peak structure of magnetic entropy change (-ΔS) for the dominant Kondo coupling case, implying a double magnetic cooling process via demagnetization, which follows a power law dependence of the magnetic field h: -ΔS∼h(n). The local exponent n tends to 1 and 2 below and above TC, while has a minimum of 0.648 at TC, which is in accordance with the experimental observation of perovskite manganites Pr0.55Sr0.45MnO3 and Nd0.55Sr0.45MnO3 (J. Y. Fan et al., Appl. Phys. Lett., 2011, 98, 072508; Europhys. Lett., 2015, 112, 17005) corresponding to the conventional ferromagnets within the mean field theory -ΔS∼h(2/3). At TC, the -ΔS∼h curves with a convex curvature superpose each other for small V values, which are separated by the large V case, distinguishing the RKKY interaction and Kondo coupling explicitly. Furthermore, the critical scaling law n(TC) = 1 + (β- 1)/(β + γ) = 1 + 1/δ(1 - 1/β) is related to the critical exponents (β, γ, and δ) extracted from the Arrott-Noakes equation of state and the Kouvel-Fisher method, which fulfill the Widom scaling relation δ = 1 + γβ(-1), indicating the self-consistency and reliability of the obtained results. In addition, based on the scaling hypothesis through checking the scaling analysis of magnetization, the M-T-h curves collapse into two independent universal branches below and above TC. PMID:26617276

  12. Describing excited state relaxation and localization in TiO2 nanoparticles using TD-DFT

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    Berardo, Enrico; Hu, Han -Shi; van Dam, Hubertus J. J.; Shevlin, Stephen A.; Woodley, Scott M.; Kowalski, Karol; Zwijnenburg, Martijn A.

    2014-02-26

    We have investigated the description of excited state relaxation in naked and hydrated TiO2 nanoparticles using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) with three common hybrid exchange-correlation (XC) potentials; B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and BHLYP. Use of TD-CAM-B3LYP and TD-BHLYP yields qualitatively similar results for all structures, which are also consistent with predictions of coupled cluster theory for small particles. TD-B3LYP, in contrast, is found to make rather different predictions; including apparent conical intersections for certain particles that are not observed with TD-CAM-B3LYP nor with TD-BHLYP. In line with our previous observations for vertical excitations, the issue with TD-B3LYP appears to be the inherent tendency of TD-B3LYP, and other XC potentials with no or a low percentage of Hartree-Fock Like Exchange, to spuriously stabilize the energy of charge-transfer (CT) states. Even in the case of hydrated particles, for which vertical excitations are generally well described with all XC potentials, the use of TD-B3LYP appears to result in CT-problems for certain particles. We hypothesize that the spurious stabilization of CT-states by TD-B3LYP even may drive the excited state optimizations to different excited state geometries than those obtained using TD-CAM-B3LYP or TD-BHLYP. In conclusion, focusing on the TD-CAM-B3LYP and TD-BHLYP results, excited state relaxation in naked and hydrated TiO2 nanoparticles is predicted to be associated with a large Stokes’ shift.

  13. H{sub 2} EXCITATION STRUCTURE ON THE SIGHTLINES TO {delta} SCORPII AND {zeta} OPHIUCI: FIRST RESULTS FROM THE SUB-ORBITAL LOCAL INTERSTELLAR CLOUD EXPERIMENT

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    France, Kevin; Nell, Nicholas; Kane, Robert; Green, James C.; Burgh, Eric B.

    2013-07-20

    We present the first science results from the Sub-orbital Local Interstellar Cloud Experiment (SLICE): moderate resolution 1020-1070 A spectroscopy of four sightlines through the local interstellar medium. High signal-to-noise (S/N) spectra of {eta} Uma, {alpha} Vir, {delta} Sco, and {zeta} Oph were obtained during a 2013 April 21 rocket flight. The SLICE observations constrain the density, molecular photoexcitation rates, and physical conditions present in the interstellar material toward {delta} Sco and {zeta} Oph. Our spectra indicate a factor of two lower total N(H{sub 2}) than previously reported for {delta} Sco, which we attribute to higher S/N and better scattered light control in the new SLICE observations. We find N(H{sub 2}) = 1.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 19} cm{sup -2} on the {delta} Sco sightline, with kinetic and excitation temperatures of 67 and 529 K, respectively, and a cloud density of n{sub H} = 56 cm{sup -3}. Our observations of the bulk of the molecular sightline toward {zeta} Oph are consistent with previous measurements (N(H{sub 2}) Almost-Equal-To 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} cm{sup -2} at T{sub 01}(H{sub 2}) = 66 K and T{sub exc} = 350 K). However, we detect significantly more rotationally excited H{sub 2} toward {zeta} Oph than previously observed. We infer a cloud density in the rotationally excited component of n{sub H} Almost-Equal-To 7600 cm{sup -3} and suggest that the increased column densities of excited H{sub 2} are a result of the ongoing interaction between {zeta} Oph and its environment; also manifest as the prominent mid-IR bowshock observed by WISE and the presence of vibrationally excited H{sub 2} molecules observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

  14. [Experimental and theoretical analysis of the role of cholinergically induced local non-excitability in atrial fibrillation and flutter].

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    Rozenshtraukh, A V; Aliev, R R; Beloshapko, G G; Iushamnova, A V

    2007-01-01

    Excitation of vagal nerves results in the emergence of temporarily inexcitable regions in atria. The fact is shown using microelectrode techniques and the mapping of excitation on frog atria isolated together with vago-sympathetic trunks. These regions serve as unidirectional block and functional obstacle provoking reentry-type arrhythmia. The mechanism is defined in terms of a two-dimensional mathematical model which elements were axiomatically set to have the following states: rest, excitation, refractoriness, and vagal inexcitability. With the help of the model we have explained the mechanism of initiation, development and termination of neurogenic tachyarrhythmia. Using micro electrode techniques on an isolated rabbit right atrium we have shown that during intramural nerve excitation as well as in the presence of Ach, there occur inexcitable loci within sinoatrial node (SAN). Probability of development of inexcitability negatively correlates with the velocity of AP upstroke of SAN cells. At maximum upstroke rates higher than 3 V/s, 80 to 90% trials of cholinergic interference resulted in inexcitability. At upstroke rates higher than 12 V/s, inexcitability was not observed. Unlike in amphibians, cholinergically induced inexcitability was not observed in rabbit and canine atria. Cholinergically induced inexcitability in central SAN cells has been simulated with the help of a computer model. The model provides a detailed description of transmembrane current and intracellular ion flows. The computed data are in good agreement with available experimental results. PMID:18260831

  15. Superdiffusive transport and energy localization in disordered granular crystals

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    Martínez, Alejandro J.; Kevrekidis, P. G.; Porter, Mason A.

    2016-02-01

    We study the spreading of initially localized excitations in one-dimensional disordered granular crystals. We thereby investigate localization phenomena in strongly nonlinear systems, which we demonstrate to differ fundamentally from localization in linear and weakly nonlinear systems. We conduct a thorough comparison of wave dynamics in chains with three different types of disorder—an uncorrelated (Anderson-like) disorder and two types of correlated disorders (which are produced by random dimer arrangements)—and for two types of initial conditions (displacement excitations and velocity excitations). We find for strongly precompressed (i.e., weakly nonlinear) chains that the dynamics depend strongly on the type of initial condition. In particular, for displacement excitations, the long-time asymptotic behavior of the second moment m˜2 of the energy has oscillations that depend on the type of disorder, with a complex trend that differs markedly from a power law and which is particularly evident for an Anderson-like disorder. By contrast, for velocity excitations, we find that a standard scaling m˜2˜tγ (for some constant γ ) applies for all three types of disorder. For weakly precompressed (i.e., strongly nonlinear) chains, m˜2 and the inverse participation ratio P-1 satisfy scaling relations m˜2˜tγ and P-1˜t-η , and the dynamics is superdiffusive for all of the cases that we consider. Additionally, when precompression is strong, the inverse participation ratio decreases slowly (with η <0.1 ) for all three types of disorder, and the dynamics leads to a partial localization around the core and the leading edge of a propagating wave packet. For an Anderson-like disorder, displacement perturbations lead to localization of energy primarily in the core, and velocity perturbations cause the energy to be divided between the core and the leading edge. This localization phenomenon does not occur in the sonic-vacuum regime, which yields the surprising result that the energy is no longer contained in strongly nonlinear waves but instead is spread across many sites. In this regime, the exponents are very similar (roughly γ ≈1.7 and η ≈1 ) for all three types of disorder and for both types of initial conditions.

  16. Modified Anderson ModelDynamics of Brittle Faulting

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    Tong, H.

    2014-12-01

    Anderson's model has been a basic theory of fault mechanical analysis in one century. However, because of the assumptions, there are some major limitations in Anderson model, and it does not account for frequently observed oblique slips, complicated fault cases in nature and the slips occurring on pre-existing planes of weakness. On the basis of Reactivation Tendency Analysis theory proposed by Tong and Yin (2011), we proposed Modified Anderson model and extended Anderson model from 1) homogeneous media to Inhomogeneous media with pre-existing weakness(es); 2) Andersonian stress state to arbitrary stress state; 3) transient activity trend analysis to fault formation and evolution, and verified with sandbox experiments and natural cases. With Modified Anderson model, we can predict 1) the sequence of fault formation; 2) fault orientations and distribution; 3) slip directions (dip slip, oblique-dip slip, oblique slip, oblique strike slip and strike sip) of different fault when the directions of principal stress, orientations and mechanical properties (cohesion and frictional coefficient) of pre-existing weakness(es) are given. The origin of the complicated fault systems in nature can be explained reasonably. There will be a wide applications for oil and gas exploration and development, coal mining, earthquake risk evaluation, etc.

  17. DMFT Study for Valence Fluctuations in the Extended Periodic Anderson Model

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    Shinzaki, Ryu; Nasu, Joji; Koga, Akihisa

    2016-02-01

    We study valence fluctuations at finite temperatures in the extended periodic Anderson model, where the Coulomb interaction between conduction and localized f-electrons is taken into account, using dynamical mean-field theory combined with the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo (CT-QMC) method. The valence transition with the hysteresis is clearly found, indicating the first-order phase transition between the Kondo and mixed-valence states. We demonstrate that spin correlation rapidly develops when the system approaches the valence transition point. The comparison of the impurity solvers, the CT-QMC, non-crossing approximation, and one-crossing approximation, is also addressed.

  18. The M. D. Anderson proton therapy system

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    Smith, Alfred; Gillin, Michael; Bues, Martin; Zhu, X. Ronald; Suzuki, Kazumichi; Mohan, Radhe; Woo, Shiao; Lee, Andrew; Komaki, Ritsko; Cox, James; Hiramoto, Kazuo; Akiyama, Hiroshi; Ishida, Takayuki; Sasaki, Toshie; Matsuda, Koji

    2009-09-15

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe University of Texas M. D. Anderson proton therapy system (PTC-H) including the accelerator, beam transport, and treatment delivery systems, the functionality and clinical parameters for passive scattering and pencil beam scanning treatment modes, and the results of acceptance tests. Methods: The PTC-H has a synchrotron (70-250 MeV) and four treatment rooms. An overall control system manages the treatment, physics, and service modes of operation. An independent safety system ensures the safety of patients, staff, and equipment. Three treatment rooms have isocentric gantries and one room has two fixed horizontal beamlines, which include a large-field treatment nozzle, used primarily for prostate treatments, and a small-field treatment nozzle for ocular treatments. Two gantry treatment rooms and the fixed-beam treatment room have passive scattering nozzles. The third gantry has a pencil beam scanning nozzle for the delivery of intensity modulated proton treatments (IMPT) and single field uniform dose (SFUD) treatments. The PTC-H also has an experimental room with a fixed horizontal beamline and a passive scattering nozzle. The equipment described above was provided by Hitachi, Ltd. Treatment planning is performed using the Eclipse system from Varian Medical Systems and data management is handled by the MOSAIQ system from IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. The large-field passive scattering nozzles use double scattering systems in which the first scatterers are physically integrated with the range modulation wheels. The proton beam is gated on the rotating range modulation wheels at gating angles designed to produce spread-out-Bragg peaks ranging in size from 2 to 16 g/cm{sup 2}. Field sizes of up to 25x25 cm{sup 2} can be achieved with the double scattering system. The IMPT delivery technique is discrete spot scanning, which has a maximum field size of 30x30 cm{sup 2}. Depth scanning is achieved by changing the energy extracted from the synchrotron (energy can be changed pulse to pulse). The PTC-H is fully integrated with DICOM-RT ION interfaces for imaging, treatment planning, data management, and treatment control functions. Results: The proton therapy system passed all acceptance tests for both passive scattering and pencil beam scanning. Treatments with passive scattering began in May 2006 and treatments with the scanning system began in May 2008. The PTC-H was the first commercial system to demonstrate capabilities for IMPT treatments and the first in the United States to treat using SFUD techniques. The facility has been in clinical operation since May 2006 with up-time of approximately 98%. Conclusions: As with most projects for which a considerable amount of new technology is developed and which have duration spanning several years, at project completion it was determined that several upgrades would improve the overall system performance. Some possible upgrades are discussed. Overall, the system has been very robust, accurate, reproducible, and reliable. The authors found the pencil beam scanning system to be particularly satisfactory; prostate treatments can be delivered on the scanning nozzle in less time than is required on the passive scattering nozzle.

  19. Local Thermomechanical Characterization of Phase Transitions in Polymers using Band Excitation Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy with Heated Probe.

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    Nikiforov, Maxim

    2008-01-01

    An approach for thermomechanical characterization of phase transitions in polymeric materials (PET) by band excitation acoustic force microscopy is developed. This methodology allows the independent measurement of resonance frequency, Q factor, and oscillation amplitude as a function of temperature of a small volume, from which the thermal evolution of tip-surface spring constant and mechanical dissipation can be extracted. We demonstrate a heating protocol which keeps the contact area and contact force constant, thus allowing for reproducible measurements and quantitative extraction of materials properties including temperature dependence of indentation-based elastic and loss moduli. PACS: 82.35.Lr + 82.35.Jk + 68.37.Ps

  20. Nuclear dynamics in resonant electron-molecule scattering beyond the local approximation: Vibrational excitation and dissociative attachment in H/sub 2/ and D/sub 2/

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    Muendel, C.; Berman, M.; Domcke, W.

    1985-07-01

    Vibrational excitation and dissociative electron attachment via the /sup 2/..sigma../sub u//sup +/ shape resonance in H/sub 2/ is treated within the framework of Feshbach's projection-operator formalism. The problem of nuclear motion in the complex, energy-dependent, and nonlocal potential of the /sup 2/..sigma../sub u//sup +/ resonance is solved with the use of a separable expansion of the nonlocal potential. The resonance energy, width function, and level-shift function, which characterize the resonance in the fixed-nuclei limit, are taken from recent ab initio calculations based on the many-body optical-potential approach (M. Berman, C. Muendel, and W. Domcke, Phys. Rev. A 31, 641 (1985)). Integral cross sections for vibrational excitation of H/sub 2/ and D/sub 2/ up to v = 4 and for dissociative electron attachment to H/sub 2/ and D/sub 2/ molecules in the vibrational levels v = 0, 1, and 2 have been calculated. The calculations provide a good overall description of the experimental data for both H/sub 2/ and D/sub 2/. Pronounced isotope effects and a strong dependence of the attachment cross section on the vibrational state of the target molecule are found, in qualitative agreement with experimental observations. The accuracy of two widely used approximations, the adiabatic-nuclei approximation and the local-complex-potential model, is quantitatively assessed for this prototype resonance. While the off-shell adiabatic-nuclei approximation provides a qualitatively satisfactory description of vibrational excitation, we observe a stunning failure of the local-complex-potential model.

  1. Interpolation Processes in Object Perception: Reply to Anderson (2007)

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    Kellman, Philip J.; Garrigan, Patrick; Shipley, Thomas F.; Keane, Brian P.

    2007-01-01

    P. J. Kellman, P. Garrigan, & T. F. Shipley presented a theory of 3-D interpolation in object perception. Along with results from many researchers, this work supports an emerging picture of how the visual system connects separate visible fragments to form objects. In his commentary, B. L. Anderson challenges parts of that view, especially the idea

  2. 10. VIEW OF SITE B FROM WEST END OF ANDERSON ...

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    10. VIEW OF SITE B FROM WEST END OF ANDERSON WAY, FACING NORTHEAST (BUILDINGS 131, 130, 129, and 128 ARE VISIBLE.) - Fort McPherson, World War II Station Hospital, Structures, Bordered by Hardee & Thorne Avenues & Howe Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

  3. 6. VIEW OF SITE A FROM ANDERSON WAY NEAR BUILDING ...

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    6. VIEW OF SITE A FROM ANDERSON WAY NEAR BUILDING 132, FACING SOUTHEAST (BUILDINGS 124, 122, 120, and 118 ARE VISIBLE.) - Fort McPherson, World War II Station Hospital, Structures, Bordered by Hardee & Thorne Avenues & Howe Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

  4. 9. VIEW OF SITE B FROM EAST END OF ANDERSON ...

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    9. VIEW OF SITE B FROM EAST END OF ANDERSON WAY, FACING WEST (BUILDINGS 126, 128, 129, 130, and 131 ARE VISIBLE.) - Fort McPherson, World War II Station Hospital, Structures, Bordered by Hardee & Thorne Avenues & Howe Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

  5. Markovian Anderson Model: Bounds for the Rate of Propagation

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    Tcheremchantsev, Serguei

    We consider the Anderson model in with potentials whose values at any site of the lattice are Markovian independent random functions of time. For solutions to the time-dependent Schrdinger equation we show under some conditions that with probability 1 where for d=1,2 and for .

  6. Electronic State and Magnetic Susceptibility in Orbitally Degenerate ( J=5/2) Periodic Anderson Model

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    Kontani, Hiroshi; Yamada, Kosaku

    1997-08-01

    Magnetic susceptibility in a heavy fermion systemis composed of the Pauli term (χ P) and the Van-Vleck term (χ V).The latter comes from the interband excitation,where f-orbital degeneracy is essential.In this work, we study χ P and χ Vin the orbitally degenerate (J=5/2) periodic Anderson modelfor both the metallic and insulating cases.The effect of the correlation between f-electrons is investigatedusing the self-consistent second-order perturbation theory.The main results are as follows. (i) Sixfold degenerate model:both χ P and χ V are enhanced by a factor of 1/z(z is the renormalization constant).(ii) Nondegenerate model: only χ P is enhanced by 1/z.Thus, orbital degeneracy is indispensable for the enhancement of χ V.Moreover, orbital degeneracy reduces the Wilson ratioand stabilizes the nonmagnetic Fermi liquid state.

  7. Analytic Flow Equations for the Fermi Liquid Parameters of the Anderson Impurity Model

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    Pandis, Vassilis; Hewson, Alex C.

    2015-08-01

    The low temperature behavior of a Fermi liquid can be described in terms of quasiparticle excitations that are in 1-1 correspondence with those of the noninteracting system. Because of adiabatic continuity, the Landau parameters, which describe the interactions between the quasiparticles, must evolve continuously as the interactions are turned on and be described by a set of flow equations. For strongly correlated electron systems it is not possible to follow this flow in perturbation theory when the interactions become strong. We explore the idea here of overcoming this problem by renormalizing the quasiparticles in this flow using a renormalized perturbation theory. This approach is tested in the case of a single impurity Anderson model. Analytic flow equations are derived which give excellent results for the Landau parameters in the strong correlation regime.

  8. Induced delocalization by correlation and interaction in the one-dimensional Anderson model

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    Albrecht, Conrad; Wimberger, Sandro

    2012-01-01

    We consider long-range correlated disorder and mutual interacting particles according to a dipole-dipole coupling as modifications to the one-dimensional Anderson model. Technically, we rely on the numerical exact diagonalization of the system's Hamilitonian. From the perspective of different localization measures, we confirm and extend the picture of the emergence of delocalized states with increasing correlations. Besides these studies, a definition for multiparticle localization is proposed. In the case of two interacting bosons, we observe a sensitivity of localization with respect to the range of the particle-particle interaction and insensitivity to the coupling's sign, which should stimulate new theoretical approaches and experimental investigations with, e.g., dipolar cold quantum gases.

  9. How to Use a Bed of Nails to Facilitate Excitement during a Science Road Show Presentation at Local Schools

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    Pena, Fabian; Kridler, Shawn; Berger, Pete

    2008-03-01

    The authors will demonstrate how to use a bed of nails to pump up the students at local K-12 schools. The use during Science Road Show presentations will be addressed along with suggestions on how to build the drama and introduce humor and learning.

  10. Theoretical Study of One-Electron Oxidized Mn(III)- and Ni(II)-Salen Complexes: Localized vs Delocalized Ground and Excited States in Solution.

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    Aono, Shinji; Nakagaki, Masayuki; Kurahashi, Takuya; Fujii, Hiroshi; Sakaki, Shigeyoshi

    2014-03-11

    One-electron oxidized Mn(III)- and Ni(II)-salen complexes exhibit unique mixed-valence electronic structures and charge transfer (CT) absorption spectra. We theoretically investigated them to elucidate the reason why the Mn(III)-salen complex takes a localized electronic structure (class II mixed valence compound by Robin-Day classification) and the Ni(II)-analogue has a delocalized one (class III) in solution, where solvation effect was taken into consideration either by the three-dimensional reference interaction site model self-consistent field (3D-RISM-SCF) method or by the mean-field (MF) QM/MM-MD simulation. The geometries of these complexes were optimized by the 3D-RISM-SCF-U-DFT/M06. The vertical excitation energy and the oscillator strength of the first excited state were evaluated by the general multiconfiguration reference quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (GMC-QDPT), including the solvation effect based on either 3D-RISM-SCF- or MF-QM/MM-MD-optimized solvent distribution. The computational results well agree with the experimentally observed absorption spectra and the experimentally proposed electronic structures. The one-electron oxidized Mn(III)-salen complex with a symmetrical salen ligand belongs to the class II, as experimentally reported, in which the excitation from the phenolate anion to the phenoxyl radical moiety occurs. In contrast, the one-electron oxidized Ni(II)-salen complex belongs to the class III, in which the excitation occurs from the doubly occupied delocalized ?1 orbital of the salen radical to the singly occupied delocalized ?2 orbital; the ?1 is a bonding combination of the HOMOs of two phenolate moieties and the ?2 is an antibonding combination. Solvation effect is indispensable for correctly describing the mixed-valence character, the geometrical distortion, and the intervalence CT absorption spectra of these complexes. The number of d electrons and the d orbital energy level play crucial roles to provide the localization/delocalization character of these complexes. PMID:26580183

  11. Wet Interface of Benzylhexadecyldimethylammonium Chloride Reverse Micelle Revealed by Excited State Proton Transfer of a Localized Probe.

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    Phukon, Aparajita; Barman, Nabajeet; Sahu, Kalyanasis

    2015-11-24

    Excited state proton transfer (ESPT) of an anionic photoacid 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid (HPTS or pyranine) has been studied inside a cationic reverse micelle (RM), water/benzylhexadecyldimethylammonium chloride (BHDC)/benzene, using steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The observed ESPT behavior is found to be remarkably different from the known ESPT trend of HPTS inside anionic AOT and cationic CTAB RMs; the ESPT dynamics approaches that of bulk water at higher w0 (?10) inside AOT RM while no ESPT was observed for CTAB reverse micelle [ Sedgwick J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012 , 134 , 11904 - 11907 ]. The ESPT dynamics inside BHDC RM is remarkably slower compared to that of water at all w0 (= [water]/[surfactant]) values and relatively much less sensitive to w0 variation compared to AOT RM. 2D NOESY and fluorescence anisotropy measurements reveal that the probe (HPTS) is embedded inside the positive interface of BHDC RM. Despite its trapped location, HPTS is able to undergo ESPT due to significant penetration of water molecules into the interface. Furthermore, facile ESPT at higher w0 is consistent with higher degree of interface hydration as predicted by a recent MD simulation [ Agazzi Langmuir 2014 , 30 , 9643 - 9653 ]. The study shows that ESPT dynamics inside RM varies not only with the interface charge but also on the nature of the headgroup and solvation. PMID:26540303

  12. CONDENSED MATTER: ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES: Parametrization of Transfer Matrix: for One-Dimensional Anderson Model with Diagonal Disorder

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    Kang, Kai; Qin, Shao-Jing; Wang, Chui-Lin

    2010-10-01

    In this paper, we developed a new parametrization method to calculate the localization length in one-dimensional Anderson model with diagonal disorder. This method can avoid the divergence difficulty encountered in the conventional methods, and significantly save computing time as well.

  13. Forced magnetic reconnection in a plasma sheet with localized resistivity profile excited by lower hybrid drift type instability

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    Hoshino, M.

    1991-01-01

    A forced magnetic reconnection process with a temporal evolution of resistivity is studied for a plasma sheet with a nonuniform resistivity profile based on the nonlocal mode structure of the lower hybrid drift type instability. The growth rate of the mode found is almost independent of the resistivity at the neutral sheet, but depends on the resistivity of the region of maximum density gradient away from the neutral sheet. This is studied by using both a nonlinear numerical MHD simulation and a linear theory. The mode may be relevant to the prevalent theoretical concept of MHD reconnection and the localized anomalous resistivity profile based on the lower hybrid drift instability.

  14. Surface hopping dynamics using a locally diabatic formalism: charge transfer in the ethylene dimer cation and excited state dynamics in the 2-pyridone dimer.

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    Plasser, Felix; Granucci, Giovanni; Pittner, Jiri; Barbatti, Mario; Persico, Maurizio; Lischka, Hans

    2012-12-14

    In this work, the advantages of a locally diabatic propagation of the electronic wave function in surface hopping dynamics proceeding on adiabatic surfaces are presented providing very stable results even in challenging cases of highly peaked nonadiabatic interactions. The method was applied to the simulation of transport phenomena in the stacked ethylene dimer radical cation and the hydrogen bonded 2-pyridone dimer. Systematic tests showed the reliability of the method, in situations where standard methods relying on an adiabatic propagation of the wave function and explicit calculation of the nonadiabatic coupling terms exhibited significant numerical instabilities. Investigations of the ethylene dimer radical cation with an intermolecular distance of 7.0 Å provided a quantitative description of diabatic charge trapping. For the 2-pyidone dimer, a complex dynamics was obtained: a very fast (<10 fs) initial S(2)∕S(1) internal conversion; subsequent excitation energy transfers with a characteristic time of 207 fs; and the occurrence of proton coupled electron transfer (PCET) in 26% of the trajectories. The computed characteristic excitation energy transfer time of 207 fs is in satisfactory agreement with the experimental value of 318 fs derived from the vibronic exciton splittings in a monodeuterated 2-pyridone dimer complex. The importance of nonadiabatic coupling for the PCET related to the electron transfer was demonstrated by the dynamics simulations. PMID:23249051

  15. Nuclear excitation by electron transition rate confidence interval in a Hg201 local thermodynamic equilibrium plasma

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    Comet, M.; Gosselin, G.; Méot, V.; Morel, P.; Pain, J.-C.; Denis-Petit, D.; Gobet, F.; Hannachi, F.; Tarisien, M.; Versteegen, M.

    2015-11-01

    Nuclear excitation by electron transition (NEET) is predicted to be the dominant excitation process of the first Hg201 isomeric state in a laser heated plasma. This process may occur when the energy difference between a nuclear transition and an atomic transition is close to zero, provided the quantum selection rules are fulfilled. At local thermodynamic equilibrium, an average atom model may be used, in a first approach, to evaluate the NEET rate in plasma. The statistical nature of the electronic transition spectrum is then described by the means of a Gaussian distribution around the average atom configuration. However, using a continuous function to describe the electronic spectrum is questionable in the framework of a resonant process, such as NEET. In order to get an idea of when it can be relied upon to predict a NEET rate in plasma, we present in this paper a NEET rate calculation using a model derived from detailed configuration accounting. This calculation allows us to define a confidence interval of the NEET rate around its average atom mean value, which is the first step to design a future experiment.

  16. Surface hopping dynamics using a locally diabatic formalism: Charge transfer in the ethylene dimer cation and excited state dynamics in the 2-pyridone dimer

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    Plasser, Felix; Granucci, Giovanni; Pittner, Jiri; Barbatti, Mario; Persico, Maurizio; Lischka, Hans

    2012-12-01

    In this work, the advantages of a locally diabatic propagation of the electronic wave function in surface hopping dynamics proceeding on adiabatic surfaces are presented providing very stable results even in challenging cases of highly peaked nonadiabatic interactions. The method was applied to the simulation of transport phenomena in the stacked ethylene dimer radical cation and the hydrogen bonded 2-pyridone dimer. Systematic tests showed the reliability of the method, in situations where standard methods relying on an adiabatic propagation of the wave function and explicit calculation of the nonadiabatic coupling terms exhibited significant numerical instabilities. Investigations of the ethylene dimer radical cation with an intermolecular distance of 7.0 provided a quantitative description of diabatic charge trapping. For the 2-pyidone dimer, a complex dynamics was obtained: a very fast (<10 fs) initial S2/S1 internal conversion; subsequent excitation energy transfers with a characteristic time of 207 fs; and the occurrence of proton coupled electron transfer (PCET) in 26% of the trajectories. The computed characteristic excitation energy transfer time of 207 fs is in satisfactory agreement with the experimental value of 318 fs derived from the vibronic exciton splittings in a monodeuterated 2-pyridone dimer complex. The importance of nonadiabatic coupling for the PCET related to the electron transfer was demonstrated by the dynamics simulations.

  17. Excited-state localization and energy transfer in pyrene core dendrimers with fluorene/carbazole as the dendrons and acetylene as the linkages.

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    Yan, Linyin; Wan, Yan; Xia, Andong; Lin, Sheng Hien; Huang, Ran

    2016-02-01

    A multi-leveled theoretical investigation combining TD-DFT (B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP) methods and a semi-empirical method was conducted to determine the structure-related spectral properties of T-series dendrimers composed of nearly hundreds of atoms, based on a proposed molecular model. Both one- and two-photon absorption spectra of the dendrimer molecules were well reproduced. The "antenna effect" in the dendrimers molecule was theoretically studied. The process of excitation energy localization from chromophores in the branches to the pyrene core before the fluorescence emission was visualized using contours of the charge different density (CDD) between the electronic states. Conclusions based on the theoretical model were drawn about the observed photophysical properties of T-series dendrimers as follows: (a) increasing the generation of a branch would enhance the absorption of photons with a wavelength below 430 nm; (b) enlarging the conjugation of branches would enhance the coupling among the chromophores and would lower the excitation energy; PMID:26782968

  18. Detection of Influenza Virus with Specific Subtype by Using Localized Surface Plasmons Excited on a Flat Metal Surface

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    Ning, Jun; Nagata, Kotaro; Ainai, Akira; Hasegawa, Hideki; Kano, Hiroshi

    2013-08-01

    We report on a method to determine subtype of influenza viruses by using surface plasmons localized in microscopic region on a flat metal surface. In this method, refractive index variation arisen from interactions between viruses and their monoclonal antibodies is measured. The developed sensor shows stability of refractive index in the order of 10-4 against sample exchange. In our experiment, A/H1N1 viruses are distinguished from A/H3N2 viruses by using monoclonal antibodies immobilized on the metal surface. Since the measurement probe has the volume of ˜6 al, the method has potential to handle multiple subtypes in the measurement of a sample with ultra small volume.

  19. Low temperature phases of the periodic Anderson model with electron-phonon correlation

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    Li, Enzhi; Zhang, Peng; Yang, Shuxiang; Tam, Ka-Ming; Moreno, Juana; Jarrell, Mark

    2015-03-01

    We study the periodic Anderson model with the conduction electrons coupled to phonons. It has been shown by using the dynamical mean field theory that the model contains two disordered phases, the Kondo singlet phase for strong hybridization and the local moment phase for weak hybridization. In the hybridization-temperature plane, these two phases are separated by a first order phase transition line which terminates at a second order phase transition point. At low temperature the entropy in the Kondo singlet phase is quenched by the formation of a Fermi liquid, while the local moment phase will have residual entropy unless it is quenched by ordering. We calculate the lattice charge susceptibility to demonstrate that the conduction electrons form a charge density wave ordering below a critical temperature. The current work is funded by the NSF EPSCoR LA-SiGMA project under Award #EPS-1003897.

  20. Quantum critical phase and Lifshitz transition in an extended periodic Anderson model.

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    Laad, M S; Koley, S; Taraphder, A

    2012-06-13

    We study the quantum phase transition in f-electron systems as a quantum Lifshitz transition driven by selective-Mott localization in a realistic extended Anderson lattice model. Using dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT), we find that a quantum critical phase with anomalous ω/T scaling separates a heavy Landau-Fermi liquid from ordered phase(s). This non-Fermi liquid state arises from a lattice orthogonality catastrophe originating from orbital-selective Mott localization. Fermi surface reconstruction occurs via the interplay between and penetration of the Green function zeros to the poles, leading to violation of Luttinger's theorem in the strange metal. We show how this naturally leads to scale-invariant responses in transport. Thus, our work represents a specific DMFT realization of the hidden-FL and FL* theories, and holds promise for the study of 'strange' metal phases in quantum matter. PMID:22589244

  1. STS-107 Crew Interviews: Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist

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    2002-06-01

    STS-107 Mission Specialist 3 and Payload Commander Michael Anderson is seen during this preflight interview, where he gives a quick overview of the mission before answering questions about his inspiration to become an astronaut and his career path. He outlines his role in the mission in general, and specifically in conducting onboard science experiments. He discusses the following instruments and sets of experiments in detail: CM2 (Combustion Module 2), FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Enabling Science Technology and Research, MEIDEX (Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment) and MGM (Mechanics of Granular Materials). Anderson also mentions on-board activities and responsibilities during launch and reentry, mission training, and microgravity research. In addition, he touches on the dual work-shift nature of the mission, the use of crew members as research subjects including pre and postflight monitoring activities, the emphasis on crew safety during training and the value of international cooperation.

  2. STS-107 Crew Interviews: Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist

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    2002-01-01

    STS-107 Mission Specialist 3 and Payload Commander Michael Anderson is seen during this preflight interview, where he gives a quick overview of the mission before answering questions about his inspiration to become an astronaut and his career path. He outlines his role in the mission in general, and specifically in conducting onboard science experiments. He discusses the following instruments and sets of experiments in detail: CM2 (Combustion Module 2), FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Enabling Science Technology and Research, MEIDEX (Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment) and MGM (Mechanics of Granular Materials). Anderson also mentions on-board activities and responsibilities during launch and reentry, mission training, and microgravity research. In addition, he touches on the dual work-shift nature of the mission, the use of crew members as research subjects including pre and postflight monitoring activities, the emphasis on crew safety during training and the value of international cooperation.

  3. Solar hot water system installed at Anderson, South Carolina

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    1978-01-01

    A description is given of the solar energy hot water system installed in the Days Inns of America, Inc., at Anderson, South Carolina. The building is a low-rise, two-story 114-room motel. The solar system was designed to provide 40 percent of the total hot water demand. The collector is a flat plate, liquid with an area of 750 square feet. Operation of this system was begun in November 1977, and has performed flawlessly for one year.

  4. Variational exact diagonalization method for Anderson impurity models

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    Schler, M.; Renk, C.; Wehling, T. O.

    2015-06-01

    We describe a variational approach to solving Anderson impurity models by means of exact diagonalization. Optimized parameters of a discretized auxiliary model are obtained on the basis of the Peierls-Feynman-Bogoliubov principle. Thereby, the variational approach resolves ambiguities related to the bath discretization, which is generally necessary to make Anderson impurity models tractable by exact diagonalization. The choice of variational degrees of freedom made here allows systematic improvements of total energies over mean-field decouplings like Hartree-Fock. Furthermore, our approach allows us to embed arbitrary bath discretization schemes in total-energy calculations and to systematically optimize and improve on traditional routes to the discretization problem such as fitting of hybridization functions on Matsubara frequencies. Benchmarks in terms of a single orbital Anderson model demonstrate that the variational exact diagonalization method accurately reproduces free energies as well as several single- and two-particle observables obtained from an exact solution. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of the variational exact diagonalization approach to realistic five-orbital problems with the example system of Co impurities in bulk Cu and compare it to continuous-time Monte Carlo calculations. The accuracy of established bath discretization schemes is assessed in the framework of the variational approach introduced here.

  5. Topological Anderson insulator induced by inter-cell hopping disorder

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    Lv, Shu-Hui; Song, Juntao Li, Yu-Xian

    2013-11-14

    We have studied in detail the influence of same-orbit and different-orbit hopping disorders in HgTe/CdTe quantum wells. Intriguingly, similar to the behavior of the on-site Anderson disorder, a phase transition from a topologically trivial phase to a topological phase is induced at a proper strength of the same-orbit hopping disorder. For different-orbit hopping disorder, however, the phase transition does not occur. The results have been analytically verified by using effective medium theory. A consistent conclusion can be obtained by comparing phase diagrams, conductance, and conductance fluctuations. In addition, the influence of Rashba spin-orbit interaction (RSOI) on the system has been studied for different types of disorder, and the RSOI shows different influence on topological phase at different disorders. The topological phase induced by same-orbit hopping disorder is more robust against the RSOI than that induced by on-site Anderson disorder. For different-orbit hopping disorder, no matter whether the RSOI is included or not, the phase transition does not occur. The results indicate, whether or not the topological Anderson insulator can be observed depends on a competition between the different types of the disorder as well as the strength of the RSOI in a system.

  6. Resonance Pacemakers in Excitable Media

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    Chigwada, Tabitha Ruvarashe; Parmananda, P.; Showalter, Kenneth

    2006-06-01

    Chemical waves are initiated in an excitable medium by resonance with local periodic forcing of the excitability. Experiments are carried out with a photosensitive Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium, in which the excitability is varied according to the intensity of the imposed illumination. Complex resonance patterns are exhibited as a function of the amplitude and frequency of the forcing. Local resonance-induced wave initiation transforms the medium globally from a quiescent excitable steady state to a periodic state of successive traveling waves.

  7. Nonlinear energy channeling in the two-dimensional, locally resonant, unit-cell model. II. Low energy excitations and unidirectional energy transport.

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    Vorotnikov, K; Starosvetsky, Y

    2015-07-01

    This paper completes a series of two publications devoted to the analytical investigation of energy channeling phenomena, emerging in a locally resonant unit-cell model. The system under consideration comprises an outer mass with internal rotator and subject to the 2D nonlinear local potential. In the present study, we focus on the analysis of the regimes of two-dimensional, nonlinear energy transport forming in the special asymptotic limit of low energy excitations. Unlike the previously considered case, this limit can also be characterized by the absence of resonant interactions between the internal rotator and the motion of an outer element. In the considered limit, we report the emergence of all new, highly nonlinear, transient regimes of unidirectional energy channeling. This phenomenon is manifested by partial and complete targeted energy flow from axial to lateral vibrations, controlled by an internal device. Here, we also show that regimes corresponding to the bidirectional energy channeling as well as the spontaneous energy locking reported in the first paper of the series-persist in the low energy limit as well. In this study, we use a regular multi-scale asymptotic procedure and completely unveil the intrinsic mechanisms governing bi- and unidirectional energy channeling. Numerical simulations are found to be in a fairly good agreement with the predictions of analytic model. PMID:26232958

  8. Vigorous thermal excitations in a double-tetrahedral chain of localized Ising spins and mobile electrons mimic a temperature-driven first-order phase transition.

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    Glisov, Lucia; Stre?ka, Jozef

    2015-02-01

    A hybrid spin-electron system defined on a one-dimensional double-tetrahedral chain, in which the localized Ising spin regularly alternates with two mobile electrons delocalized over a triangular plaquette, is exactly solved with the help of generalized decoration-iteration transformation. It is shown that a macroscopic degeneracy of ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic ground states arising from chiral degrees of freedom of the mobile electrons cannot be lifted by a magnetic field in contrast to a macroscopic degeneracy of the frustrated ground state, which appears due to a kinetically driven frustration of the localized Ising spins. An anomalous behavior of all basic thermodynamic quantities can be observed on account of massive thermal excitations, which mimic a temperature-driven first-order phase transition from the nondegenerate frustrated state to the highly degenerate ferrimagnetic state at nonzero magnetic fields. A substantial difference in the respective degeneracies is responsible for an immense low-temperature peak of the specific heat and very abrupt (almost discontinuous) thermal variations of the entropy and sublattice magnetizations. PMID:25768485

  9. Nonlinear energy channeling in the two-dimensional, locally resonant, unit-cell model. II. Low energy excitations and unidirectional energy transport

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    Vorotnikov, K.; Starosvetsky, Y.

    2015-07-01

    This paper completes a series of two publications devoted to the analytical investigation of energy channeling phenomena, emerging in a locally resonant unit-cell model. The system under consideration comprises an outer mass with internal rotator and subject to the 2D nonlinear local potential. In the present study, we focus on the analysis of the regimes of two-dimensional, nonlinear energy transport forming in the special asymptotic limit of low energy excitations. Unlike the previously considered case, this limit can also be characterized by the absence of resonant interactions between the internal rotator and the motion of an outer element. In the considered limit, we report the emergence of all new, highly nonlinear, transient regimes of unidirectional energy channeling. This phenomenon is manifested by partial and complete targeted energy flow from axial to lateral vibrations, controlled by an internal device. Here, we also show that regimes corresponding to the bidirectional energy channeling as well as the spontaneous energy locking reported in the first paper of the seriespersist in the low energy limit as well. In this study, we use a regular multi-scale asymptotic procedure and completely unveil the intrinsic mechanisms governing bi- and unidirectional energy channeling. Numerical simulations are found to be in a fairly good agreement with the predictions of analytic model.

  10. Vigorous thermal excitations in a double-tetrahedral chain of localized Ising spins and mobile electrons mimic a temperature-driven first-order phase transition

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    Gálisová, Lucia; Strečka, Jozef

    2015-02-01

    A hybrid spin-electron system defined on a one-dimensional double-tetrahedral chain, in which the localized Ising spin regularly alternates with two mobile electrons delocalized over a triangular plaquette, is exactly solved with the help of generalized decoration-iteration transformation. It is shown that a macroscopic degeneracy of ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic ground states arising from chiral degrees of freedom of the mobile electrons cannot be lifted by a magnetic field in contrast to a macroscopic degeneracy of the frustrated ground state, which appears due to a kinetically driven frustration of the localized Ising spins. An anomalous behavior of all basic thermodynamic quantities can be observed on account of massive thermal excitations, which mimic a temperature-driven first-order phase transition from the nondegenerate frustrated state to the highly degenerate ferrimagnetic state at nonzero magnetic fields. A substantial difference in the respective degeneracies is responsible for an immense low-temperature peak of the specific heat and very abrupt (almost discontinuous) thermal variations of the entropy and sublattice magnetizations.

  11. Magnetic field effects for the asymmetric Anderson Hamiltonian

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    Horvati?, B.; Zlati?, V.

    1984-12-01

    Perturbation expansion for the asymmetric single-orbital Anderson Hamiltonian is extended to the case with finite magnetic field, and the self-energy part of the d-electron Green function is calculated up to the second order in u=U ?? for arbitrary asymmetry ?=12+?dU and magnetic field h. Zero-temperature density of localized states ?d?(?), magnetic moment m and static spin susceptibility ?, and low-temperature specific heat Cv=?T and magnetoresistance D of a dilute alloy are evaluated within the u2 approximation. Plausible arguments are given (which become exact in the symmetric case) that the higher-order terms do not change the qualitative features of our results. For large enough u the many-body (MB) effects give rise to three different types of behavior, depending on the value of asymmetry: (i) spin-fluctuation behavior for ?<12, with large fluctuations of the d-level magnetization; (ii) mixed-valence behavior for ?~=12, with large fluctuations of the d-level occupation; (iii) essentially mean-field behavior for ?>12, where the MB effects are negligible even for u>>1. Thus both ? and ? at h=0 are enhanced by the increase of u for ?<12, reduced for ?>12, and practically unaffected at ?~=12. As functions of ? for a fixed u, ? and ? have a maximum at ?=0 and decrease monotonously with increasing ?, and do so more steeply the higher the u. For h?0 and ?<=12, ? and ? decrease monotonously with increasing h, the decrease being quicker for higher u and slower for higher ?. For ?>12, both ? and ? exhibit a broad maximum at medium h values, which becomes better pronounced with increasing u. The low-T magnetoresistance D=-D0[1-13D2(?kB T?)2] is negative, with D0~h2 for small h and D0-->1 for large h. D2 has a maximum at h=0 and drops down quickly with increasing h. Both D0 and D2 are enhanced by u for ?<12 and reduced for ?>12. In the low-h limit and for ?<12, D assumes a universal form for u>>uc, with both low-T and low-h behavior scaled by the same characteristic temperature ?m. The density of localized states at T=h=0 is single peaked for u<~uc and triple peaked for u>>uc if ?<12, with uc increasing with ?. For ?>=12 it is single peaked for any finite u. For ?<12 and u>>uc the increasing h splits ?d? and ?d?, suppresses the narrow MB central peak above Th, and restores the "magnetic" Hartree-Fock situation above h0. Both Th and h0 increase with increasing ?. For u<~uc, Th~h0~?.

  12. Comment on 'Mapping of localized spin-wave excitations by near-field Brillouin light scattering' [Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 152502 (2010)].

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    Giovannini, L.; Montoncello, F.; Nizzoli, F.; Vavassori, P.; Grimsditch, M.

    2011-11-04

    The authors reported in their letter some outstanding experimental results of spin excitations in nano-particles investigated by near-field Brillouin scattering. They conclude from their observations that existing theories -- in particular micromagnetic simulations -- do not correctly describe the behavior of the spin modes. Since excellent agreement has been reported between spin-wave mode frequencies obtained from Brillouin scattering experiments and those obtained from micromagnetic-based simulations, it is somewhat surprising that the simulations should fail for the particles investigated in Ref. 1. In the literature, there is also evidence of various kinds and degrees of mode localization when exchange competes with dipolar interactions. When dipolar long-range interactions are taken into account, the eigenmodes can be seen as the superposition of plane waves, leading to different localizations and in particular to the appearence of bulk-dead modes. We have simulated the normal modes of the particles used in Ref. 1, with the dynamical matrix method; the results are shown in Fig. 1 for different values of the applied field. In addition to the lowest frequency non-localized mode (1-BA), several localized modes are present. Large particles exhibit modes with oscillations along the field direction;8 for such modes, we use the label n-BA-loc, with n the number of nodes. While the profile of the pure end-mode, i.e., 0-BA-loc, has its maximum at the edge with the amplitude monotonously decreasing toward the interior of the ellipse, as correctly described by the authors, the localized modes with n > 0, not considered by them, do not have this characteristic: see inset of Fig. 1. Based on Fig. 1, we believe that the assumption that the mode they observe is 'the' localized spin mode is not correct. Instead, we believe that the mode detected in the experiment at H > 700 Oe is a combinations (due to non-linear excitation conditions of the experiment) of several n-BA-loc modes, with n?>?0. In this picture, the sharp peaks of the n-BA-loc modes are smoothed in the experimental measurements, thanks to the superposition of modes with different nodal lines. Finally, at 350 Oe, the measured profile and frequency suggest that the mode seen in the experiment may be well due to the 1-BA mode. The observed change in mode profile at 350 Oe is substantiated by the frequency behavior shown in Fig. 3(b) of Ref. 1, where it can be observed that the frequency of the low-field point does not lie on the same curve as the high-field points. In summary, before concluding that micromagnetic-based simulations of spin wave modes in nano-particles are unreliable, we believe that it is necessary to await either the simulation of large particles using small cell sizes or for more exhaustive experiments reaching lower frequencies on particles of varying size. The comparison of calculations with experiment would greatly benefit if the authors were to provide the field dependence of all the modes detected in their experiment (in order to achieve a proper assignment).

  13. Full density-matrix numerical renormalization group calculation of impurity susceptibility and specific heat of the Anderson impurity model

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    Merker, L.; Weichselbaum, A.; Costi, T. A.

    2012-08-01

    Recent developments in the numerical renormalization group (NRG) allow the construction of the full density matrix (FDM) of quantum impurity models [see A. Weichselbaum and J. von Delft, Phys. Rev. Lett.PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.99.076402 99, 076402 (2007)] by using the completeness of the eliminated states introduced by F. B. Anders and A. Schiller [F. B. Anders and A. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett.PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.95.196801 95, 196801 (2005)]. While these developments prove particularly useful in the calculation of transient response and finite-temperature Green's functions of quantum impurity models, they may also be used to calculate thermodynamic properties. In this paper, we assess the FDM approach to thermodynamic properties by applying it to the Anderson impurity model. We compare the results for the susceptibility and specific heat to both the conventional approach within NRG and to exact Bethe ansatz results. We also point out a subtlety in the calculation of the susceptibility (in a uniform field) within the FDM approach. Finally, we show numerically that for the Anderson model, the susceptibilities in response to a local and a uniform magnetic field coincide in the wide-band limit, in accordance with the Clogston-Anderson compensation theorem.

  14. Quantum phase transition in a gapped Anderson model: A numerical renormalization group study

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    Moca, C. P.; Roman, A.

    2010-06-01

    We use the numerical renormalization group method to investigate the spectral properties of a single-impurity Anderson model with a gap ? across the Fermi level in the conduction-electron spectrum. For any finite ?>0 , at half filling the ground state of the system is always a doublet. Away from half filling a quantum phase transition (QPT) occurs as function of the gap value ? , and the system evolves from the strong-coupling (SC) Kondo-type state, corresponding to ?localized moment (LM) regime for ?>?C . The opening of the gap leads to the formation of one (two) bound states when the system is in the SC (LM) regime. The evolution across the QPT of their positions and the corresponding weights together with the dynamic properties of the model are investigated.

  15. Tunable Anderson metal-insulator transition in quantum spin-Hall insulators

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    Chen, Chui-Zhen; Liu, Haiwen; Jiang, Hua; Sun, Qing-feng; Wang, Ziqiang; Xie, X. C.

    2015-06-01

    We numerically study disorder effects in the Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang (BHZ) model, and we find that the Anderson transition of a quantum spin-Hall insulator (QSHI) is determined by model parameters. The BHZ Hamiltonian is equivalent to two decoupled spin blocks that belong to the unitary class. In contrast to the common belief that a two-dimensional unitary system scales to an insulator except at certain critical points, we find, through calculations scaling properties of the localization length, level statistics, and participation ratio, that a possible exotic metallic phase emerges between the QSHI and normal insulator phases in the InAs/GaSb-type BHZ model. On the other hand, direct transition from a QSHI to a normal insulator is found in the HgTe/CdTe-type BHZ model. Furthermore, we show that the metallic phase originates from the Berry phase and can survive both inside and outside the gap.

  16. Decoherence-induced conductivity in the one-dimensional Anderson model

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    Stegmann, Thomas; Wolf, Dietrich E.; Ujsághy, Orsolya

    2014-08-20

    We study the effect of decoherence on the electron transport in the one-dimensional Anderson model by means of a statistical model [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. In this model decoherence bonds are randomly distributed within the system, at which the electron phase is randomized completely. Afterwards, the transport quantity of interest (e.g. resistance or conductance) is ensemble averaged over the decoherence configurations. Averaging the resistance of the sample, the calculation can be performed analytically. In the thermodynamic limit, we find a decoherence-driven transition from the quantum-coherent localized regime to the Ohmic regime at a critical decoherence density, which is determined by the second-order generalized Lyapunov exponent (GLE) [4].

  17. Competition between Hund's coupling and Kondo effect in a one-dimensional extended periodic Anderson model

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    Hagymsi, I.; Slyom, J.; Legeza, .

    2015-07-01

    We study the ground-state properties of an extended periodic Anderson model to understand the role of Hund's coupling between localized and itinerant electrons using the density-matrix renormalization group algorithm. By calculating the von Neumann entropies we show that two phase transitions occur and two new phases appear as the hybridization is increased in the symmetric half-filled case due to the competition between Kondo effect and Hund's coupling. In the intermediate phase, which is bounded by two critical points, we found a dimerized ground state, while in the other spatially homogeneous phases the ground state is Haldane-like and Kondo-singlet-like, respectively. We also determine the entanglement spectrum and the entanglement diagram of the system by calculating the mutual information thereby clarifying the structure of each phase.

  18. The S=1 Underscreened Anderson Lattice model for Uranium compounds

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    Thomas, C.; Simões, A. S. R.; Iglesias, J. R.; Lacroix, C.; Perkins, N. B.; Coqblin, B.

    2011-01-01

    Magnetic properties of uranium and neptunium compounds showing coexistence of the Kondo effect and ferromagnetic order are investigated within the degenerate Anderson Lattice Hamiltonian, describing a 5f2 electronic configuration with S = 1 spins. Through the Schrieffer-Wolff transformation, both an exchange Kondo interaction for the S = 1 f-spins and an effective f-band term are obtained, allowing to describe the coexistence of Kondo effect and ferromagnetic ordering and a weak delocalization of the 5f-electrons. We calculate the Kondo and Curie temperatures and we can account for the pressure dependence of the Curie temperature of UTe.

  19. STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson checks equipment at SPACEHAB

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    2002-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson checks equipment during training at SPACEHAB. STS-107 is a research mission. The primary payload is the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM). The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also part of the payload is the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 11, 2002

  20. STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson suits up for TCDT

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    2002-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson smiles as he undergoes suit check prior to Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown at the pad. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. .

  1. Note: Work function change measurement via improved Anderson method

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    Sabik, A. Gołek, F.; Antczak, G.

    2015-05-15

    We propose the modification to the Anderson method of work function change (Δϕ) measurements. In this technique, the kinetic energy of the probing electrons is already low enough for non-destructive investigation of delicate molecular systems. However, in our implementation, all electrodes including filament of the electron gun are polarized positively. As a consequence, electron bombardment of any elements of experimental system is eliminated. Our modification improves cleanliness of the ultra-high vacuum system. As an illustration of the solution capabilities, we present Δϕ of the Ag(100) surface induced by cobalt phthalocyanine layers.

  2. Price-Anderson Nuclear Safety Enforcement Program. 1996 Annual report

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    1996-01-01

    This first annual report on DOE`s Price Anderson Amendments Act enforcement program covers the activities, accomplishments, and planning for calendar year 1996. It also includes the infrastructure development activities of 1995. It encompasses the activities of the headquarters` Office of Enforcement in the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) and Investigation and the coordinators and technical advisors in DOE`s Field and Program Offices and other EH Offices. This report includes an overview of the enforcement program; noncompliances, investigations, and enforcement actions; summary of significant enforcement actions; examples where enforcement action was deferred; and changes and improvements to the program.

  3. STS-118 Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clay Anderson Perform EVA

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    2007-01-01

    As the construction continued on the International Space Station (ISS), STS-118 astronaut and mission specialist Rick Mastracchio was anchored on the foot restraint of the Canadarm2 as he participated in the third session of Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) for the mission. Assisting Mastracchio was Expedition 15 flight engineer Clay Anderson (out of frame). During the 5 hour, 28 minute space walk, the two relocated the S-band Antenna Sub-Assembly from the Port 6 (P6) truss to the Port 1 (P1) truss, installed a new transponder on P1 and retrieved the P6 transponder.

  4. Anderson impurities in a transition metal superconductor. Kondo effect

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    Tang, I.M.; Roongkeadsakoon, S.

    1984-06-01

    Using the approach of Matsuura, Ichinose, and Nagaoka to treat Anderson impurities dissolved in a transition metal superconductor, the Kondo effect in a two-band superconductor is studied. It is found that the two-particle propagators for the superconductor are coupled to each other through the s- and d-electron vertex functions, which are obtained as solutions to a set of coupled Bethe-Salpeter equations. By rearranging some of the terms in the two-particle propagators, the pair-breaking parameters for the s and d electrons are obtained. An expression for the decrease in the transition temperature due to the Kondo scattering is obtained.

  5. Cryogenic exciter

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    Bray, James William; Garces, Luis Jose

    2012-03-13

    The disclosed technology is a cryogenic static exciter. The cryogenic static exciter is connected to a synchronous electric machine that has a field winding. The synchronous electric machine is cooled via a refrigerator or cryogen like liquid nitrogen. The static exciter is in communication with the field winding and is operating at ambient temperature. The static exciter receives cooling from a refrigerator or cryogen source, which may also service the synchronous machine, to selected areas of the static exciter and the cooling selectively reduces the operating temperature of the selected areas of the static exciter.

  6. Changes of the local magnetic properties of the optically excited Nd3+ ions and their manifestation in the near IR spectra of the Nd0.5Gd0.5Fe3(BO3)4 crystal

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    Malakhovskii, A. V.; Gnatchenko, S. L.; Kachur, I. S.; Piryatinskaya, V. G.; Temerov, V. L.

    2016-02-01

    Polarized absorption spectra of f-f transitions 4I9/2 → 4F3/2 and (2H9/2 + 4F5/2) in the Nd3+ ion in the Nd0.5Gd0.5Fe3(BO3)4 single crystal were studied as a function of temperature in the range of 2-40 K and as a function of magnetic field in the range of 0-65 kOe at 2 K. It was found out that the selection rules for f-f electron transitions substantially changed in the magnetically ordered state of the crystal, and they strongly depended on the orientation of the Fe and Nd ions magnetic moments relative to the light polarization. The splitting of the ground and excited states of the Nd3+ ion in the exchange field of the Fe sublattice were determined. It was revealed that the value of the exchange splitting (the exchange interaction) in the excited states did not correlate with the theoretical Landé factors. The Landé factors of the excited states were experimentally found. In general, the local magnetic properties in the vicinity of the excited ion depend substantially on its electron state. In particular: (1) in one of the excited states a weak ferromagnetic moment appears, (2) the changes of type of the local magnetic anisotropy take place in some excited states, and (3) in some excited states the energetically favorable orientation of the Nd3+ ion magnetic moment is opposite to that in the ground state. In some excited states the nonequivalent Nd3+ centers were found out.

  7. Astronaut Clay Anderson Speaks With S.C. Students - Duration: 25 minutes.

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    From NASA's International Space Station Mission Control Center, NASA astronaut Clay Anderson participates in a Digital Learning Network (DLN) event with students at Crayton Middle School, Columbia,...

  8. Paleontological analysis of a lacustrine carbonaceous uranium deposit at the Anderson mine, Date Creek basin, west-central Arizona (U.S.A.)

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    Otton, J.K.; Bradbury, J.P.; Forester, R.M.; Hanley, J.H.

    1990-01-01

    The Tertiary sedimentary sequence of the Date Creek basin area of Arizona is composed principally of intertonguing alluvial-fan and lacustrine deposits. The lacustrine rocks contain large intermediate- to, locally, high-grade uranium deposits that form one of the largest uranium resources in the United States (an estimated 670,000 tons of U3O8 at an average grade of 0.023% is indicated by drilling to date). At the Anderson mine, about 50,000 tons of U3O8 occurs in lacustrine carbonaceous siltstones and mudstones (using a cutoff grade of 0.01%). The Anderson mine constitutes a new class of ore deposit, a lacustrine carbonaceous uranium deposit. Floral and faunal remains at the Anderson mine played a critical role in creating and documenting conditions necessary for uranium mineralization. Organic-rich, uraniferous rocks at the Anderson mine contain plant remains and ostracodes having remarkably detailed preservation of internal features because of infilling by opaline silica. This preservation suggests that the alkaline lake waters in the mine area contained high concentrations of dissolved silica and that silicification occurred rapidly, before compaction or cementation of the enclosing sediment. Uranium coprecipitated with the silica. Thinly laminated, dark-colored, siliceous beds contain centric diatoms preserved with carbonaceous material suggesting that lake waters at the mine were locally deep and anoxic. These alkaline, silica-charged waters and a stagnant, anoxic environment in parts of the lake were necessary conditions for the precipitation of large amounts of uranium in the lake-bottom sediments. Sediments at the Anderson mine contain plant remains and pollen that were derived from diverse vegetative zones suggesting about 1500 m of relief in the area at the time of deposition. The pollen suggests that the valley floor was semiarid and subtropical, whereas nearby mountains supported temperate deciduous forests. ?? 1990.

  9. Block Lanczos density-matrix renormalization group method for general Anderson impurity models: Application to magnetic impurity problems in graphene

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    Shirakawa, Tomonori; Yunoki, Seiji

    2014-11-01

    We introduce a block Lanczos (BL) recursive technique to construct quasi-one-dimensional models, suitable for density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) calculations, from single- as well as multiple-impurity Anderson models in any spatial dimensions. This new scheme, named BL-DMRG method, allows us to calculate not only local but also spatially dependent static and dynamical quantities of the ground state for general Anderson impurity models without losing elaborate geometrical information of the lattice. We show that the BL-DMRG method can be easily extended to treat a multiorbital Anderson impurity model where not only inter- and intraorbital Coulomb interactions but also Hund's coupling and pair hopping interactions are included. We also show that the symmetry adapted BL bases can be utilized, when it is appropriate, to reduce the computational cost. As a demonstration, we apply the BL-DMRG method to three different models for graphene with a structural defect and with a single hydrogen or fluorine absorbed, where a single Anderson impurity is coupled to conduction electrons in the honeycomb lattice. These models include (i) a single adatom on the honeycomb lattice, (ii) a substitutional impurity in the honeycomb lattice, and (iii) an effective model for a single carbon vacancy in graphene. Our analysis of the local dynamical magnetic susceptibility and the local density of states at the impurity site reveals that, for the particle-hole symmetric case at half-filling of electron density, the ground state of model (i) behaves as an isolated magnetic impurity with no Kondo screening, while the ground state of the other two models forms a spin-singlet state where the impurity moment is screened by the conduction electrons. We also calculate the real-space dependence of the spin-spin correlation functions between the impurity site and the conduction sites for these three models. Our results clearly show that, reflecting the presence or absence of unscreened magnetic moment at the impurity site, the spin-spin correlation functions decay as ? r-3, differently from the noninteracting limit (? r-2), for model (i) and as ? r-4, exactly the same as the noninteracting limit, for models (ii) and (iii) in the asymptotic r , where r is the distance between the impurity site and the conduction site. Finally, based on our results, we shed light on recent experiments on graphene where the formation of local magnetic moments as well as the Kondo-like behavior have been observed.

  10. Fabrication of core-shell structured nanoparticle layer substrate for excitation of localized surface plasmon resonance and its optical response for DNA in aqueous conditions.

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    Endo, Tatsuro; Ikeda, Daisuke; Kawakami, Yukari; Yanagida, Yasuko; Hatsuzawa, Takeshi

    2010-02-28

    LSPR from nanostructured noble metals such as gold and silver offers great potential for biosensing applications. In this study, a core-shell structured nanoparticle layer substrate was fabricated and the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) optical characteristics were investigated for DNA in aqueous conditions. Factors such as DNA length dependence, concentration dependence, and the monitoring of DNA aspects (ssDNA or dsDNA) were measured. Different lengths and concentrations of DNA solutions were introduced onto the surface of the substrate and the changes in the LSPR optical characteristics were measured. In addition, to monitor the changes in LSPR optical characteristics for different DNA aspects, a DNA solutions denatured by means of heat or alkali were introduced onto the surface, after which optical characterization of the core-shell structured nanoparticle substrate was carried out. With this core-shell structured nanoparticle layer for the excitation of LSPR, the dependence upon specific DNA conditions (length, concentration, and aspect) could be monitored. In particular, the core-shell structured nanoparticle layer substrate could detect DNA of length 100-5000 bp and 400-bp DNA at a concentration of 4.08 ng mL(-1) (1 x 10(7) DNA molecules mL(-1)). Furthermore, the changes in LSPR optical characteristics with DNA aspect could be monitored. Thus, LSPR-based optical detection using a core-shell structured nanoparticle layer substrate can be used to determine the kinetics of biomolecular interactions in a wide range of practical applications such as medicine, drug delivery, and food control. PMID:20113736

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  12. Comment on Anderson and Cuneo's "The Height + Width Rule in Children's Judgments of Quantity."

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    Bogartz, Richard S.

    1978-01-01

    Bogartz questions the Anderson and Cuneo study (p335-78 of this issue) on statistical-methodological grounds and on their positions concerning the concepts of conservation, centration, and compensation. (For Anderson and Cuneo's rejoinder to Bogartz, see p388-92 of this journal issue.) (SJL)

  13. Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology: Adam K. Anderson

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    American Psychologist, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Adam K. Anderson, recipient of the Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology, is cited for his outstanding contribution to understanding the representation of emotion and its influence on cognition. By combining psychological and neuroscience techniques with rigorous and creative experimental designs, Anderson has

  14. Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology: Adam K. Anderson

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    American Psychologist, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Adam K. Anderson, recipient of the Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology, is cited for his outstanding contribution to understanding the representation of emotion and its influence on cognition. By combining psychological and neuroscience techniques with rigorous and creative experimental designs, Anderson has…

  15. Finite-size corrections for ground states of Edwards-Anderson spin glasses

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    Boettcher, Stefan; Falkner, Stefan

    2012-05-01

    Extensive computations of ground-state energies of the Edwards-Anderson spin glass on bond-diluted, hypercubic lattices are conducted in dimensions d=3, ..., 7. Results are presented for bond densities exactly at the percolation threshold, p=pc, and deep within the glassy regime, p>pc, where finding ground states is one of the hardest combinatorial optimization problems. Finite-size corrections of the form 1/N? are shown to be consistent throughout with the prediction ?=1-y/d, where y refers to the "stiffness" exponent that controls the formation of domain wall excitations at low temperatures. At p=pc, an extrapolation for d?? appears to match our mean-field results for these corrections. In the glassy phase, however, ? does not approach its anticipated mean-field value of 2/3, obtained from simulations of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick spin glass on an N-clique graph. Instead, the value of ? reached at the upper critical dimension matches another type of mean-field spin glass models, namely those on sparse random networks of regular degree called Bethe lattices.

  16. Confinement effect on Anderson-Higgs modes in superfluid 3He-B

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    Mizushima, T.; Sauls, J. A.

    2015-03-01

    Superfluid 3He is a prototype to observe the spectrum of Anderson-Higgs (AH) modes associated with spontaneous symmetry breaking. In bulk superfluid 3He, AH modes have been observed experimentally through attenuation of zero sound, propagation of transverse sound and its acoustic Faraday rotation. Starting from a Lagrangian formulation, we examine the AH modes of 3He-B confined in a restricted geometry. For bulk 3He-B this formalism leads to the well known spectrum of bosonic collectives modes of the bulk B-phase labelled by the quantum numbers for total angular momentum, J = 0 , 1 , 2 , ... , the projection along an axis, Jz = - J , ... , + J , and the parity under particle-hole conversion, K = +/- 1 . For the equilibrium phases of 3He confinement induces pair breaking and leads to symmetry breaking, giving rise to a rich topological phase diagram. In terms of the bosonic excitations, we find that confinement induces symmetry breaking and leads to mixing of modes with different J, as well as to level splittings of the AH modes that are otherwise degenerate in bulk 3He-B. We find a new spectrum of Bosonic modes is generated that are bound to the surface of superfluid 3He in a restricted geometry. We also report on the coupling of the AH modes to ultra-sound.

  17. Quench dynamics of Anderson impurity model using configuration interaction method

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    Lin, Chungwei; Demkov, Alexander A.

    2015-10-01

    We study the quench dynamics of an Anderson impurity model using the configuration interaction (CI) method. In particular, we focus on the relaxation behavior of the impurity occupation. The system is found to behave very differently in the weak-coupling and strong-coupling regimes. In the weak-coupling regime, the impurity occupation relaxes to a time-independent constant quickly after only a few oscillations. In the strong-coupling regime, the impurity occupation develops a fast oscillation, with a much slower relaxation. We show that it is the multipeak structure in the many-body energy spectrum that separates these two regimes. The characteristic behavior, including the power-law decay and the period of oscillation, can also be related to certain features in the many-body energy spectrum. The respective advantages of several impurity solvers are discussed, and the convergence of different CI truncation schemes is provided.

  18. Price-Anderson Nuclear Safety Enforcement Program. 1997 annual report

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    1998-01-01

    This report summarizes activities in the Department of Energy's Price-Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA) Enforcement Program in calendar year 1997 and highlights improvements planned for 1998. The DOE Enforcement Program involves the Office of Enforcement and Investigation in the DOE Headquarters Office of Environment, Safety and Health, as well as numerous PAAA Coordinators and technical advisors in DOE Field and Program Offices. The DOE Enforcement Program issued 13 Notices of Violation (NOV`s) in 1997 for cases involving significant or potentially significant nuclear safety violations. Six of these included civil penalties totaling $440,000. Highlights of these actions include: (1) Brookhaven National Laboratory Radiological Control Violations / Associated Universities, Inc.; (2) Bioassay Program Violations at Mound / EG and G, Inc.; (3) Savannah River Crane Operator Uptake / Westinghouse Savannah River Company; (4) Waste Calciner Worker Uptake / Lockheed-Martin Idaho Technologies Company; and (5) Reactor Scram and Records Destruction at Sandia / Sandia Corporation (Lockheed-Martin).

  19. Poisson equation and a self-consistent periodical Anderson model

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    Lundin, U.; Sandalov, I.; Eriksson, O.

    2001-08-01

    We show that the formally exact expression for the free energy (with a nonrelativistic Hamiltonian) for the correlated metal generates the Poisson equation within the saddle-point approximation for the electric potential, where the charge density automatically includes correlations. In this approximation the problem is reduced to the self-consistent periodical Anderson model. The parameter of the mixing interaction in this formulation have to be found self-consistently together with the correlated charge density. The factors, calculated by Irkhin, for the mixing interaction, which reflect the structure of the many-electron states of the f ion involved, arise automatically in this formulation and are quite sensitive to the specific element we are interested in. We also discuss the definitions of the mixing interaction for the mapping from ab initio to model calculations.

  20. Kondo destruction and valence fluctuations in an Anderson model.

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    Pixley, J H; Kirchner, Stefan; Ingersent, Kevin; Si, Qimiao

    2012-08-24

    Unconventional quantum criticality in heavy-fermion systems has been extensively analyzed in terms of a critical destruction of the Kondo effect. Motivated by a recent demonstration of quantum criticality in a mixed-valent heavy-fermion system, ?-YbAlB(4), we study a particle-hole-asymmetric Anderson impurity model with a pseudogapped density of states. We demonstrate Kondo destruction at a mixed-valent quantum critical point, where a collapsing Kondo energy scale is accompanied by a singular charge-fluctuation spectrum. Both spin and charge responses scale with energy over temperature (?/T) and magnetic field over temperature (H/T). Implications for unconventional quantum criticality in mixed-valence heavy fermions are discussed. PMID:23002763

  1. Kondo Destruction and Valence Fluctuations in an Anderson Model

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    Pixley, J. H.; Kirchner, Stefan; Ingersent, Kevin; Si, Qimiao

    2012-08-01

    Unconventional quantum criticality in heavy-fermion systems has been extensively analyzed in terms of a critical destruction of the Kondo effect. Motivated by a recent demonstration of quantum criticality in a mixed-valent heavy-fermion system, ?-YbAlB4, we study a particle-hole-asymmetric Anderson impurity model with a pseudogapped density of states. We demonstrate Kondo destruction at a mixed-valent quantum critical point, where a collapsing Kondo energy scale is accompanied by a singular charge-fluctuation spectrum. Both spin and charge responses scale with energy over temperature (?/T) and magnetic field over temperature (H/T). Implications for unconventional quantum criticality in mixed-valence heavy fermions are discussed.

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  3. Wave localization in complex networks with high clustering.

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    Jahnke, Lukas; Kantelhardt, Jan W; Berkovits, Richard; Havlin, Shlomo

    2008-10-24

    We show that strong clustering of links in complex networks, i.e., a high probability of triadic closure, can induce a localization-delocalization quantum phase transition (Anderson-like transition) of coherent excitations. For example, the propagation of light wave packets between two distant nodes of an optical network (composed of fibers and beam splitters) will be absent if the fraction of closed triangles exceeds a certain threshold. We suggest that such an experiment is feasible with current optics technology. We determine the corresponding phase diagram as a function of clustering coefficient and disorder for scale-free networks of different degree distributions P(k) approximately k;{-lambda}. Without disorder, we observe no phase transition for lambda<4, a quantum transition for lambda>4, and an additional distinct classical transition for lambda>4.5. Disorder reduces the critical clustering coefficient such that phase transitions occur for smaller lambda. PMID:18999764

  4. Systematics and the origin of species from the viewpoint of a botanist: edgar anderson prepares the 1941 jesup lectures with ernst mayr.

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    Kleinman, Kim

    2013-01-01

    The correspondence between Edgar Anderson and Ernst Mayr leading into their 1941 Jesup Lectures on "Systematics and the Origin of Species" addressed population thinking, the nature of species, the relationship of microevolution to macroevolution, and the evolutionary dynamics of plants and animals, all central issues in what came to be known as the Evolutionary Synthesis. On some points, they found ready agreement; for others they forged only a short term consensus. They brought two different working styles to this project reflecting their different appreciations of what was possible at this point in evolutionary studies. For Mayr, it was a focused project with definitive short term conclusions imminent while Anderson viewed it as an episode in an ongoing historical process that, while exciting and suggestive, remained openended. Thus, Mayr and Anderson represent two distinct perspectives on the Evolutionary Synthesis in formation; by understanding both of their points of view, we can grasp more fully the state of evolutionary theory at this key moment. PMID:22684268

  5. Characterization of the Localized Excited State of Monosubstituted Ruthenium (ii) Complexes, and Thermodynamic and Structural Investigations on Langmuir Monolayers and Built-Up Multilayers.

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    Samuels, Alan Christopher

    This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part is contained in chapter one, which describes an Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) investigation of the metal -ligand charge transfer (MLCT) excited state of monodiimine complexes of ruthenium (II). Specifically, the electrochemically reduced mono-substituted diimine complexes [ {rm Ru(bpy)(CN)}_4]^ {2-}, [{rm Ru(bpm)(CN)}_4]^{2- }, and [{rm Ru(bpz)(CN) }_4]^{2-}, where bpy = 2,2^'-bipyridine, bpm = 2,2^'-bipyrimidine, and bpz = 2,2^'-bipyrazine, were characterized by ESR spectroscopy. Well-resolved hyperfine structure (hfs) was observed in all three complexes, and coupling constants were calculated from the observed spectra. The hyperfine coupling constants derived from the ESR spectra indicate that the electronic spin density is largely localized within the pi* orbitals of the reduced species. Emission spectra, solvatochromic absorption spectra, and cyclic voltammetry data are also presented and discussed. The second part of this dissertation constitutes the remaining chapters, and details a comprehensive series of investigations on a monolayer fatty acid film system prepared by the classical Langmuir technique. Specifically, monolayer and multilayer films composed of mixtures of behenic acid and platinum bis(2-(2-thienyl)-pyridine were prepared by the Langmuir-Blodgett and Langmuir-Schaefer techniques, and characterized by FTIR transmission and reflectance-absorbance spectroscopy, visible dichroism, emission spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. Langmuir film properties were investigated as a function of subphase temperature to elucidate the phase changes observed in the pressure-area isotherms for these mixtures. Chromatographic analysis of phenacyl derivatives of the fatty acids coupled with luminescence measurements on the platinum complex was performed to elucidate the composition and structure of the multilayer films. The results suggest that the platinum complex assumes a vertical orientation relative to the substrate in the multilayer films, and retains this relative orientation after expulsion from the fatty acid matrix, which occurs at and below 45 mN/m in the film at the air-water interface.

  6. Quantum Monte Carlo investigation of Knight shift anomaly in Periodic Anderson model

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    Jiang, Mi; Curro, Nicholas; Scalettar, Richard; UC Davis Team; UC Davis Team

    2014-03-01

    We report a Determinant Quantum Monte Carlo investigation of the Knight shift anomaly observed in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of heavy fermion materials. As opposed to normal Fermi liquids, the Knight shift in heavy fermion materials deviates from the total susceptibility ? below a crossover temperature T*. This deviation is believed to originate in the different temperature dependence of the conduction electron and local moment components of the total susceptibility ?. Here we quantify the behavior of ?cc(T) ,?cf(T) , and ?ff(T) in the framework of periodic Anderson model (PAM), focussing on the evolution with different degree of conduction electron-local moment hybridization. These results confirm several predictions of the two-fluid theory of the Knight shift anomaly, including the demonstration of a universal logarithmic divergence of the contribution of the heavy electrons to the Knight shift. This universal behavior, which occurs with decreasing temperature below T* in the paramagnetic state, agrees well with experimental findings, and indicates that different heavy fermion materials exhibit a common scaling, differing only in the coherence temperature scale, T*.

  7. Random Walks in Anderson's Garden: A Journey from Cuprates to Cooper Pair Insulators and Beyond

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    Baskaran, G.

    Anderson's Garden is a drawing presented to Philip W. Anderson on the eve of his 60th birthday celebration, in 1983, by a colleague (author unknown). This cartoon (Fig. 1) succinctly depicts some of Anderson's pre-1983 works. As an avid reader of Anderson's papers, a random walk in Anderson's garden had become a part of my routine since graduate school days. This was of immense help and prepared me for a wonderful collaboration with Anderson on the theory of high-Tc cuprates and quantum spin liquids at Princeton. Here I narrate this story, ending with a brief summary of my ongoing theoretical efforts to extend Anderson's RVB theory for superconductivity to encompass the recently observed high-temperature (Tc ~ 203K) superconductivity in solid H2S at pressure ~200GPa. In H2S molecule, four valence electrons form two saturated covalent bonds, H-S-H. These bond singlets are confined Cooper pairs close to chemical potential. Solid H2S is a Cooper pair insulator. Pressure changes the structure and not the number of valence electrons. Bond singlet pairing tendency continues and new S-S and H-H bonds are formed. S-S bonds are mostly saturated. However, hydrogen sublattice has unsaturated H-H bonds. It prepares ground for a RVB superconducting state.

  8. Fluorescent Ag nanoclusters prepared in aqueous poly(acrylic acid-co-maleic acid) solutions: a spectroscopic study of their excited state dynamics, size and local environment.

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    Dandapat, Manika; Mandal, Debabrata

    2016-01-20

    Stable, fluorescent Ag nanoclusters were prepared in aqueous solutions of Na(+) salt of the carboxylate-rich polymer poly(acrylic acid-co-maleic acid) under brief spells of UV irradiation. The nanoclusters were nearly spherical, with diameters within 1.90 0.50 nm, but displayed a prominent red edge excitation shift (REES) of fluorescence upon exciting within the visible absorption band, indicating heterogeneity of energy level distributions. Spectroscopic studies revealed that irrespective of whether the nanoclusters are excited in their UV or visible absorption bands, their fluorescence always ensues from the same manifold of emissive states, with a broad range of fluorescence lifetimes from ?150 fs to 1 ns. PMID:26700465

  9. Some comments on Anderson and Pospahala's correction of bias in line transect sampling

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    Anderson, D.R.; Burnham, K.P.; Chain, B.R.

    1980-01-01

    ANDERSON and POSPAHALA (1970) investigated the estimation of wildlife population size using the belt or line transect sampling method and devised a correction for bias, thus leading to an estimator with interesting characteristics. This work was given a uniform mathematical framework in BURNHAM and ANDERSON (1976). In this paper we show that the ANDERSON-POSPAHALA estimator is optimal in the sense of being the (unique) best linear unbiased estimator within the class of estimators which are linear combinations of cell frequencies, provided certain assumptions are met.

  10. Kondo hole route to incoherence in the periodic Anderson model

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    Kumar, Pramod; Vidhyadhiraja, N. S.

    2013-03-01

    The interplay of disorder and interactions in strongly correlated electronic systems is a subject of perennial interest. In this work, we have investigated the effect of Kondo-hole type disorder on the dynamics and transport properties of heavy fermion systems. We employ the periodic Anderson model within the framework of coherent potential approximation and dynamical mean field theory. The crossover from lattice coherent behaviour to an incoherent single-impurity behaviour is reflected in all aspects: a highly frequency (ω)-dependent hybridization becomes almost flat, the coherence peak in resistivity (per impurity) gives way to a Hammann form that saturates at low temperature (T); the Drude peak and the mid-infrared peak in the optical conductivity vanish almost completely. The zero temperature resistivity can be captured in a closed form expression, and we show how the Nordheim's rule gets strongly modified in these systems. The thermopower exhibits a characteristic peak, which changes sign with increasing disorder, and its location is shown to correspond to the low energy scale of the system (ωL). In fact, the thermopower appears to be much more sensitive to disorder variations than the resistivity. A comparison to experiments yields quantitative agreement. JNCASR and CSIR

  11. Taking on Titan: Meet Carrie Anderson - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

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  12. How many frogs does it take to leap around the Americas? Comments on Anderson and Gillam.

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    Moore, J H; Moseley, M E

    2001-07-01

    In modeling the colonization of the Americas, Anderson and Gillam (2000) employ size estimates for vanguard forager bands that are of dubious reproductive viability in light of human incest prohibitions and variable sex ratios at birth. PMID:20043372

  13. The proton-controlled synthesis of unprecedented diol functionalized Anderson-type POMs.

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    Zhang, Jiangwei; Li, Qi; Zeng, Mengyan; Huang, Yichao; Zhang, Jin; Hao, Jian; Wei, Yongge

    2016-01-28

    By addition of excess acid into the reaction mixture, a series of organically-derived Anderson-type polyoxometalates, {[R1CR2(CH2O)2]CrMo6O18(OH)4}(3-), with diols as the ligands are reported herein. Such a diol functionalization mode not only works for some specific triol ligands but also can readily be extended to the diol ligands, which will greatly enrich the species of alkoxo-derivatized Anderson POM clusters. PMID:26730957

  14. Slow dynamics in a two-dimensional Anderson-Hubbard model

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    Bar Lev, Yevgeny; Reichman, David R.

    2016-02-01

    We study the real-time dynamics of a two-dimensional Anderson-Hubbard model using nonequilibrium self-consistent perturbation theory within the second-Born approximation. When compared with exact diagonalization performed on small clusters, we demonstrate that for strong disorder this technique approaches the exact result on all available timescales, while for intermediate disorder, in the vicinity of the many-body localization transition, it produces quantitatively accurate results up to nontrivial times. Our method allows for the treatment of system sizes inaccessible by any numerically exact method and for the complete elimination of finite-size effects for the times considered. We show that for a sufficiently strong disorder the system becomes nonergodic, while for intermediate disorder strengths and for all accessible timescales transport in the system is strictly subdiffusive. We argue that these results are incompatible with a simple percolation picture, but are consistent with the heuristic random resistor network model where subdiffusion may be observed for long times until a crossover to diffusion occurs. The prediction of slow finite-time dynamics in a two-dimensional interacting and disordered system can be directly verified in future cold-atoms experiments.

  15. Attractive Hubbard model with disorder and the generalized Anderson theorem

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    Kuchinskii, E. Z.; Kuleeva, N. A.; Sadovskii, M. V.

    2015-06-01

    Using the generalized DMFT+Σ approach, we study the influence of disorder on single-particle properties of the normal phase and the superconducting transition temperature in the attractive Hubbard model. A wide range of attractive potentials U is studied, from the weak coupling region, where both the instability of the normal phase and superconductivity are well described by the BCS model, to the strong-coupling region, where the superconducting transition is due to Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of compact Cooper pairs, formed at temperatures much higher than the superconducting transition temperature. We study two typical models of the conduction band with semi-elliptic and flat densities of states, respectively appropriate for three-dimensional and two-dimensional systems. For the semi-elliptic density of states, the disorder influence on all single-particle properties (e.g., density of states) is universal for an arbitrary strength of electronic correlations and disorder and is due to only the general disorder widening of the conduction band. In the case of a flat density of states, universality is absent in the general case, but still the disorder influence is mainly due to band widening, and the universal behavior is restored for large enough disorder. Using the combination of DMFT+Σ and Nozieres-Schmitt-Rink approximations, we study the disorder influence on the superconducting transition temperature T c for a range of characteristic values of U and disorder, including the BCS-BEC crossover region and the limit of strong-coupling. Disorder can either suppress T c (in the weak-coupling region) or significantly increase T c (in the strong-coupling region). However, in all cases, the generalized Anderson theorem is valid and all changes of the superconducting critical temperature are essentially due to only the general disorder widening of the conduction band.

  16. Clinical prodromes of neurodegeneration in Anderson-Fabry disease

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    Hughes, Derralynn; Milligan, Alan; Richfield, Linda; Reichmann, Heinz; Mehta, Atul; Schapira, Anthony H.V.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To estimate the prevalence of prodromal clinical features of neurodegeneration in patients with Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) in comparison to age-matched controls. Methods: This is a single-center, prospective, cross-sectional study in 167 participants (60 heterozygous females and 50 hemizygous males with genetically confirmed AFD, 57 age-matched controls) using a clinical screening program consisting of structured interview, quantitative tests of motor function, and assessments of cognition, depression, olfaction, orthostatic intolerance, pain, REM sleep behavior disorder, and daytime sleepiness. Results: In comparison to age-matched controls (mean age 48.3 years), patients with AFD (mean age 49.0 years) showed slower gait and transfer speed, poorer fine manual dexterity, and lower hand speed, which was independent of focal symptoms due to cerebrovascular disease. Patients with AFD were more severely affected by depression, pain, and daytime sleepiness and had a lower quality of life. These motor and nonmotor manifestations significantly correlated with clinical disease severity. However, patients with AFD did not reveal extrapyramidal motor features or signs of significant cognitive impairment, hyposmia, orthostatic intolerance, or REM sleep behavior disorder, which commonly precede later neurodegenerative disease. In our cohort, there were no differences in neurologic manifestations of AFD between heterozygous females and hemizygous males. Conclusions: Aside from cerebrovascular manifestations and small fiber neuropathy, AFD results in a distinct neurologic phenotype comprising poorer motor performance and specific nonmotor features. In contrast to functional loss of glucocerebrosidase in Gaucher disease, ?-galactosidase deficiency in AFD is not associated with a typical cluster of clinical features prodromal for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson disease. PMID:25762709

  17. A Haldane-Anderson impurity model study for the spin- and charge-states of iron in heme proteins

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    Badaut, Vivien; Shirakawa, Tomonori; Yunoki, Seiji

    2012-12-01

    To understand the spin and charge properties of iron(II) hemo-proteins like myoglobin, we formulated a Haldane-Anderson impurity model within the closed-shell DFT-hybrid-GGA approximation. We employed a mean-field approximation to solve a simple model of myoglobin active site, the iron porphyin-imidazol complex FeP(Im), which was found to reproduce some of the known spin-charge states of myoglobin. We also computed the spin-charge phase diagram of iron in FeP(Im) with and without O2 attached to the central iron, and found that the spin-charge states for FeP(Im) is much more sensitive to the local correlations than that for FeP(Im)(O2).

  18. Localized excitation effects in (E,E)-2,5- bis[2-(4-N,N-dipropylaminophenyl) ethylenyl]-3,6-dimethylpyrazine and generation of its different forms in solution

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    Nemkovich, N. A.; Detert, H.; Sobchuk, A. N.

    2012-01-01

    Dipole moments of (E,E)-2,5- bis[2-(4-N,N-dipropylaminophenyl)ethylenyl]-3,6-dimethylpyrazine (VS365) quadrupolar dye in 1,4-dioxane and cyclohexane in addition to its instantaneous fluorescence spectra and fluorescence lifetimes in dichloromethane (pure and with added trifluoroacetic acid) were measured. Quantumchemical calculations show that the ? - ? conjugated system is localized in the flattest part of the molecule due to disorder in the ground-state geometry of the dye molecule and that this part is the one responsible for light absorption. The effect of localized excitation of the dye causes a considerable change in its dipole moment ?a?. Various fluorescent forms of the dye that feature considerably spaced emission spectra and different fluorescence lifetimes originate by adding trifluoroacetic acid to the solution of oligophenylenevinylene in dichloromethane.

  19. Excited Delirium

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    Takeuchi, Asia; Ahern, Terence L.; Henderson, Sean O.

    2011-01-01

    Excited (or agitated) delirium is characterized by agitation, aggression, acute distress and sudden death, often in the pre-hospital care setting. It is typically associated with the use of drugs that alter dopamine processing, hyperthermia, and, most notably, sometimes with death of the affected person in the custody of law enforcement. Subjects typically die from cardiopulmonary arrest, although the cause is debated. Unfortunately an adequate treatment plan has yet to be established, in part due to the fact that most patients die before hospital arrival. While there is still much to be discovered about the pathophysiology and treatment, it is hoped that this extensive review will provide both police and medical personnel with the information necessary to recognize and respond appropriately to excited delirium. PMID:21691475

  20. On the local relaxation of solid neon upon Rydberg excitation of a NO impurity: the role of the NO(A)-Ne interaction potential and zero-point quantum delocalization.

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    Pajón-Suárez, Pedro; Rojas-Lorenzo, Germán A; Rubayo-Soneira, Jesús; Hernández-Lamoneda, Ramón; Larrégaray, Pascal

    2009-12-31

    The local relaxation of solid neon subsequent to the impulsive excitation of the NO chromophore to its A(3s sigma) Ryberg state is investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. This study makes use of empirical NO(X,A)-Ne isotropic pair potentials as well as a recently developed ab initio triatomic potential energy surface for the excited state. The role of these interaction potentials is analyzed, including many-body effects. In particular, empirical potentials, designed to reproduce correctly both the NO X-A steady-state absorption and emission bands, are shown to lead to a good description of the subpicosecond relaxation dynamics. The 600 fs expansion of the electronic bubble fairly agrees with experimental data. This relatively long time scale with respect to solid Argon, which was previously attributed to the range of the NO(A)-Ne interaction, is presumably related to the quantum nature of the medium. The time-resolved local relaxation of the Ne solid is understandably intermediate between that of classical solids (e.g., Ar) and that of quantum solids (e.g., H(2)). PMID:19754051

  1. Spatial and temporal localization of light in two dimensions

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    Mximo, C. E.; Piovella, N.; Courteille, Ph. W.; Kaiser, R.; Bachelard, R.

    2015-12-01

    Quasiresonant scattering of light in two dimensions can be described either as a scalar or as a vectorial electromagnetic wave. Performing a scaling analysis we observe in both cases long lived modes, yet only the scalar case exhibits Anderson localized modes together with extremely long mode lifetimes. We show that the localization length of these modes is influenced only by their position, and not their lifetime. Investigating the reasons for the absence of localization, it appears that both the coupling of several polarizations and the presence of near-field terms are able to prevent long lifetimes and Anderson localization.

  2. Excited baryons

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    Mukhopadhyay, N.C.

    1986-01-01

    The status of the theory of the low-energy approach to hadron structure is reviewed briefly by surveying a few relevant models. A few examples of tests needed to sort out the predictions of different models pertaining to the quark-gluon structure of hadrons are discussed, and given the resulting physics objectives, a few experimental options for excited baryon research at CFBAF are suggested. (LEW)

  3. beta-Function of Anderson localization transition in three dimensions at unitary symmetry

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    Neogi, Sanghamitra

    In recent years, with the advances in experimental techniques, the characteristic length scales of the materials synthesized, are becoming increasingly small. Many of these microscopic structures found their places in important commercial applications. However, the thermal loads imposed on these devices and structures create a major obstacle toward their applicability. This challenge is driving a renewed interest among researchers from various disciplines, toward the topic of thermal management. The interest in the topic of thermal transport in small scale structures, served as the motivation for the work performed in this dissertation. More specifically, the following topics were investigated: Transport in One-Dimensional Nonlinear Systems: Thermal transport in materials can be explained in terms of the diffusive motion of the heat carriers at the microscopic level. An important and surprising situation emerges in some low dimensional model systems; the thermal conductivity diverges with system size. It was shown (Toda, 1979) that nonlinearity has an important effect on the heat transport in low dimensional systems. We investigate the transport of energy in a nonlinear one-dimensional chain. We show that solitons are spontaneous generated when we apply forcing functions at the end of the chain. We investigate the different characteristics of these solitons generated in the chain. Transport in Fluids --- Study of Pair Distribution Function: Thermal transport in fluids depends on the distribution of particles in the fluid. It is well known that the two-particle distribution function can describe most of the thermodynamic properties for classical fluids in thermal equilibrium. We review the approximate integral equation theories (Percus-Yevick, Hypernetted chain approximation) to obtain the pair distribution functions of classical fluids. We find that these methods are highly dependent on the choice of the thermodynamic parameters of the fluid. We solve several Lennard-Jones fluid systems with different density and temperature values and prepare a density-temperature compressibility diagram. This diagram shows the region of applicability of these theories and helps us obtain the pair distribution function for a Lennard-Jones fluid with known thermodynamic parameters. We also suggest a modification of the integral-equation theories to obtain the pair distribution functions of quantum fluids. Thermal Transport Across Interfaces: When thermal energy is transported from one material to another, there is a discontinuity in temperature at the interface between them. This thermal boundary resistance is known as Kapitza resistance. The scattering of phonons at interfaces is one of the main reasons behind the presence of thermal boundary resistance. We explore the scattering of acoustic waves at several solid-solid interfaces using lattice dynamical methods. We derive matrix equations to obtain the reflection and transmission coefficients for an acoustic wave incident on the interface. These coefficients can reproduce the familiar expressions in the continuum limit and are consistent with the conservation relations. We discuss a method to obtain the thermal boundary resistance for neutral solid-fluid interfaces. The acoustic mismatch theory works poorly for solid-fluid interfaces. One reason is that this theory only includes the long wavelength acoustic phonons. Our theory includes all the phonon modes in the solid and all the sound modes in the fluid, in the calculation of the thermal boundary resistance. We provide an application of this method to obtain the thermal boundary resistance at the interface between solid Argon and liquid Neon. Our method yields the value for Kapitza conductance for solid Argon-fluid Neon interface as 0.0374GW/Km2.

  4. Anderson Localization in Degenerate Spin-Orbit Coupled Fermi Gas with Disorder

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    Liu, Sheng; Zhou, Xiang-Fa; Guo, Guang-Can; Zhang, Yong-Sheng

    2016-01-01

    Competition between superconductivity and disorder plays an essential role in understanding the metal-insulator transition. Based on the Bogoliubov-de Gennes framework, we studied an 2D s-wave fermionic optical lattice system with both spin- orbit coupling and disorder are presented. We find that, with the increase of the strength of disorder, the mean superconducting order parameter will vanish while the energy gap will persist, which indicates that the system undergoes a transition from a superconducting state to a gapped insulating state. This can be confirmed by calculating the inverse participation ratio. We also find that, if the strength of disorder is small, the superconducting order parameter and the energy gap will decrease if we increase the strength of spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman field. In the large disorder limits, the increase of the strength of spin- orbit coupling will increase the mean superconducting order parameter. This phenomenon shows that the system is more insensitive to disorder if the spin-orbit coupling is presented. Numerical computing also shows that the whole system breaks up into several superconducting islands instead of being superconductive. PMID:26936539

  5. Anderson Localization in Degenerate Spin-Orbit Coupled Fermi Gas with Disorder.

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    Liu, Sheng; Zhou, Xiang-Fa; Guo, Guang-Can; Zhang, Yong-Sheng

    2016-01-01

    Competition between superconductivity and disorder plays an essential role in understanding the metal-insulator transition. Based on the Bogoliubov-de Gennes framework, we studied an 2D s-wave fermionic optical lattice system with both spin- orbit coupling and disorder are presented. We find that, with the increase of the strength of disorder, the mean superconducting order parameter will vanish while the energy gap will persist, which indicates that the system undergoes a transition from a superconducting state to a gapped insulating state. This can be confirmed by calculating the inverse participation ratio. We also find that, if the strength of disorder is small, the superconducting order parameter and the energy gap will decrease if we increase the strength of spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman field. In the large disorder limits, the increase of the strength of spin- orbit coupling will increase the mean superconducting order parameter. This phenomenon shows that the system is more insensitive to disorder if the spin-orbit coupling is presented. Numerical computing also shows that the whole system breaks up into several superconducting islands instead of being superconductive. PMID:26936539

  6. Anderson Localization in Degenerate Spin-Orbit Coupled Fermi Gas with Disorder

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    Liu, Sheng; Zhou, Xiang-Fa; Guo, Guang-Can; Zhang, Yong-Sheng

    2016-03-01

    Competition between superconductivity and disorder plays an essential role in understanding the metal-insulator transition. Based on the Bogoliubov-de Gennes framework, we studied an 2D s-wave fermionic optical lattice system with both spin- orbit coupling and disorder are presented. We find that, with the increase of the strength of disorder, the mean superconducting order parameter will vanish while the energy gap will persist, which indicates that the system undergoes a transition from a superconducting state to a gapped insulating state. This can be confirmed by calculating the inverse participation ratio. We also find that, if the strength of disorder is small, the superconducting order parameter and the energy gap will decrease if we increase the strength of spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman field. In the large disorder limits, the increase of the strength of spin- orbit coupling will increase the mean superconducting order parameter. This phenomenon shows that the system is more insensitive to disorder if the spin-orbit coupling is presented. Numerical computing also shows that the whole system breaks up into several superconducting islands instead of being superconductive.

  7. Successful salvage therapy with Daptomycin for osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a renal transplant recipient with Fabry-Anderson disease.

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    Polilli, Ennio; Ursini, Tamara; Mazzotta, Elena; Sozio, Federica; Savini, Vincenzo; D'Antonio, Domenico; Barbato, Michelino; Consorte, Augusta; Parruti, Giustino

    2012-01-01

    Daptomycin is licensed in adults for the management of Staphylococcus aureus methicillin-resistant infections, including bone and skin complicated infections. We describe for the first time its use in a renal transplant recipient for Fabry-Anderson Disease with right heel osteomyelitis. The patient was unresponsive to first-line Teicoplanin and second-line Tigecycline, whereas he was successfully treated with third-line Daptomycin monotherapy at 4 mg/Kg/qd for 4 weeks. Local debridement was performed in advance of each line of treatment. PMID:22404900

  8. Pyrene-Anderson-Modified CNTs as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries.

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    Huang, Lujiang; Hu, Jun; Ji, Yuanchun; Streb, Carsten; Song, Yu-Fei

    2015-12-14

    An organo-functionalized polyoxometalate (POM)-pyrene hybrid (Py-Anderson) has been used for noncovalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to give a Py-Anderson-CNT nanocomposite through ?-? interactions. The as-synthesized nanocomposite was used as the anode material for lithium-ion batteries, and shows higher discharge capacities and better rate capacity and cycling stability than the individual components. When the current density was 0.5?mA?cm(-2) , the nanocomposite exhibited an initial discharge capacity of 1898.5?mA?h?g(-1) and a high discharge capacity of 665.3?mA?h?g(-1) for up to 100 cycles. AC impedance spectroscopy provides insight into the electrochemical properties and the charge-transfer mechanism of the Py-Anderson-CNTs electrode. PMID:26538031

  9. Multi-Stepped Optogenetics: A Novel Strategy to Analyze Neural Network Formation and Animal Behaviors by Photo-Regulation of Local Gene Expression, Fluorescent Color and Neural Excitation

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    Hatta, Kohei; Nakajima, Yohei; Isoda, Erika; Itoh, Mariko; Yamamoto, Tamami

    The brain is one of the most complicated structures in nature. Zebrafish is a useful model to study development of vertebrate brain, because it is transparent at early embryonic stage and it develops rapidly outside of the body. We made a series of transgenic zebrafish expressing green-fluorescent protein related molecules, for example, Kaede and KikGR, whose green fluorescence can be irreversibly converted to red upon irradiation with ultra-violet (UV) or violet light, and Dronpa, whose green fluorescence is eliminated with strong blue light but can be reactivated upon irradiation with UV or violet-light. We have recently shown that infrared laser evoked gene operator (IR-LEGO) which causes a focused heat shock could locally induce these fluorescent proteins and the other genes. Neural cell migration and axonal pattern formation in living brain could be visualized by this technique. We also can express channel rhodopsine 2 (ChR2), a photoactivatable cation channel, or Natronomonas pharaonis halorhodopsin (NpHR), a photoactivatable chloride ion pump, locally in the nervous system by IR. Then, behaviors of these animals can be controlled by activating or silencing the local neurons by light. This novel strategy is useful in discovering neurons and circuits responsible for a wide variety of animal behaviors. We proposed to call this method ‘multi-stepped optogenetics’.

  10. 77 FR 72906 - Chessie Logistics Co., LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc.

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    2012-12-06

    ... Surface Transportation Board Chessie Logistics Co., LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption-- J. Emil... exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. (Anderson) and to operate 1.006... it. See Mannheim Armitage Ry.--Acquis. & Operation Exemption--Certain Trackage Rights of J....

  11. The Anderson-Condon-Shortley Site in X-ray Spectroscopies of Solids

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    Delley, Bernard; Uldry, Anne-Christine

    2014-03-01

    Electronic structures of compounds involving open d- and f- shell are studied frequently by X-ray and electron spectroscopies. The excitation, especially core excitation, is localized on a single site makes this the problem of impurity site states interacting with the continuum of bands. on the other hande, the electron-electron interaction whithin the d- or f- shell leads to a multiplet problem as addressed long ago for isolated atoms. Building on our easy to use program multiX (*), which treats an atom in a general crystal field environment without symmetry analysis, we now address the interaction of this atomic entity with the band continuum. The crossover from atomic to bandlike spectra is the focus of interest. We discuss experimental examples where available and accessible to our methods. Swiss SNF grant 200021-129970 is gratefully acknowledged.

  12. Non-Fermi Liquid and Fermi Liquid in Two-Channel Anderson Lattice Model: Theory for PrA2Al20 (A = V, Ti) and PrIr2Zn20

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    Tsuruta, Atsushi; Miyake, Kazumasa

    2015-11-01

    We theoretically investigate electronic states and physical properties in a two-channel Anderson lattice model to understand the non-Fermi liquid behaviors observed in PrV2Al20 and PrIr2Zn20, whose ground state of the crystalline electric field for a local f-electron is the ?3 non-Kramers doublet of f2-configuration and whose excited state is the ?7 Kramers doublet of f1-configuration. We use the expansion from the limit of the large degeneracy N of the ground state (1/N-expansion), with N being the spinorbital degeneracy. The inclusion of the self-energy of conduction electrons up to the order of O(1/N) leads to heavy electrons with channel and spinorbit degeneracies. We find that the electrical resistivity is proportional to the temperature T in the limit T ? 0 and follows the sqrt{T} -law in a wide temperature region, i.e., Tx < T < T0, where the typical values of Tx and T0 are Tx 10?3TK and T0 10?2TK, respectively, TK being the Kondo temperature of the model. We also find non-Fermi liquid behaviors at T ? TK in a series of physical quantities; chemical potential, specific heat, and magnetic susceptibility, which explain the non-Fermi liquid behaviors observed in PrV2Al20 and PrIr2Zn20. At the same time, we find that the Fermi liquid behavior becomes prominent for the system with a small hybridization between f- and conduction electrons, explaining the Fermi liquid behaviors observed in PrTi2Al20.

  13. Exact expression of the ground-state energy for the symmetric anderson model

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    Kawakami, Norio; Okiji, Ayao

    1981-12-01

    The exact expression of the ground-state energy for the symmetric Anderson model is obtained with the use of the Wiegmann approach. It is found that some of the quasi-momenta appearing in Wiegmann's paper are necessarily complex to obtain the expression of the ground-state energy.

  14. Financial analysis of potential retrospective premium assessments under the Price-Anderson system

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    Wood, R.S.

    1985-04-01

    Ten representative nuclear utilities have been analyzed over the period 1981 to 1983 to evaluate the effects of three levels of retrospective premiums on various financial indicators. This analysis continues and expands on earlier analyses prepared as background for deliberations by the US Congress for possible extension or modification of the Price-Anderson Act.

  15. Melissa L. Anderson: APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

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    American Psychologist, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Presents a short biography of the winner of the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology. The 2012 winner is Melissa L. Anderson for her ongoing commitment to understanding, treating, and preventing domestic violence in Deaf women

  16. 78 FR 41835 - Inflation Adjustments to the Price-Anderson Act Financial Protection Regulations

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    ...The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), requires the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to adjust the maximum total and annual standard deferred premiums specified in the Price-Anderson Act for inflation at least once during each 5-year period following August 20, 2003. The NRC is amending its regulations to satisfy this...

  17. 4. VIEW OF SITE A FROM ANDERSON WAY, FACING SOUTH/SOUTHWEST. ...

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    4. VIEW OF SITE A FROM ANDERSON WAY, FACING SOUTH/SOUTHWEST. (BUILDINGS 126, 124, 122, 120, and 114 ARE VISIBLE.) - Fort McPherson, World War II Station Hospital, Structures, Bordered by Hardee & Thorne Avenues & Howe Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

  18. AUTO ANSWER CIRCUIT DESIGN FOR AN ANDERSON JACOBSON AD 342 MODEM

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    The report describes a circuit which connects a Western Electric Model 1001F Data Accessing Arrangement to an Anderson Jacobson Model AD 342 Modem. It automatically answers the phone and holds a data connection as long as a received carrier is present. It self resets upon loss of...

  19. 54. August 18, 1939 Oakland, California A.E. Anderson Taken during ...

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    54. August 18, 1939 Oakland, California A.E. Anderson Taken during trials on San Fransico Bay. Photograph taken for the U.S. Lighthouse Service. Currently in collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum. (Negative #67-133.3) - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter FIR, Puget Sound Area, Seattle, King County, WA

  20. Anderson v. University of Wisconsin: Handicap and Race Discrimination in Readmission Procedures.

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    Smith, Elizabeth R.

    1989-01-01

    "Anderson v. University of Wisconsin" gives important guidance to universities by detailing the components of race and handicap discrimination claims, and illustrating how these claims can succeed. Readmission procedures that could reduce the likelihood of charges of discrimination are suggested. (Author/MLW)

  1. Anderson's disease: genetic exclusion of the apolipoprotein-B gene in two families.

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    Pessah, M; Benlian, P; Beucler, I; Loux, N; Schmitz, J; Junien, C; Infante, R

    1991-01-01

    Anderson's disease is a recessive disorder characterized by intestinal fat malabsorption, absence of postprandial chylomicrons, and reduced levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and apoproteins B, AI, and C. We have studied two families with, respectively, three and two children with Anderson's disease. Intestinal apo-B and apo-AIV mRNAs from two Anderson's patients were normal in size but their concentration was decreased fivefold compared with controls. After DNA digestion with seven restriction enzymes, restriction fragment length polymorphisms of apo-B gene did not show conclusive information except for Xba1, which revealed a lack of cosegregation between the restriction fragment length polymorphism and the Anderson's phenotype. Linkage analysis was performed using the polymorphism of the apo-B gene 3'minisatellite. Genomic DNA from parents and children was amplified by polymerase chain reaction using oligonucleotide primers flanking the apo-B gene 3'hypervariable locus. In both families each child inherited different apo-B alleles from at least one parent. According to the recessive mode of transmission of the disease, our results are incompatible with the involvement of the apo-B gene. More likely a posttranslational defect or a mutation in another gene encoding a protein essential for lipoprotein assembly or secretion may be involved. Images PMID:1985110

  2. Wildlife Protection, Mitigation, and Enhancement Plans, Anderson Ranch and Black Canyon Facilities: Final Report.

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    Meuleman, G. Allyn

    1987-06-01

    Under direction of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980, and the subsequent Northwest Power Planning Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, projects have been developed in Idaho to mitigate the impacts to wildlife habitat and production due to the development and operation of the Anderson Ranch and Black Canyon Facilities (i.e., dam, power plant, and reservoir areas). The Anderson Ranch Facility covered about 4812 acres of wildlife habitat while the Black Canyon Facility covered about 1115 acres. These acreages include dam and power plant staging areas. A separate mitigation plan has been developed for each facility. A modified Habitat Evaluation Procedure (HEP) was used to assess the benefits of the mitigation plans to wildlife. The interagency work group used the target species Habitat Units (HU's) lost at each facility as a guideline during the mitigation planning process, while considering the needs of wildlife in the areas. Totals of 9619 and 2238 target species HU's were estimated to be lost in the Anderson Ranch and Black Canyon Facility areas, respectively. Through a series of projects, the mitigation plans will provide benefits of 9620 target species HU's to replace Anderson Ranch wildlife impacts and benefits of 2195 target species HU's to replace Black Canyon wildlife impacts. Target species to be benefited by the Anderson Ranch and/or Black Canyon mitigation plans include the mallard, Canada goose, mink, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee, ruffed grouse, mule deer, blue grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, ring-necked pheasant, and peregrine falcon.

  3. Anderson transition in ultracold atoms: Signatures and experimental feasibility

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    Garcia-Garcia, Antonio M.; Wang Jiao

    2006-12-15

    Kicked rotators with certain nonanalytic potentials avoid dynamical localization and undergo a metal-insulator transition. We show that typical properties of this transition are still present as the nonanalyticity is progressively smoothed out provided that the smoothing is less than a certain limiting value. We have identified a smoothing-dependent time scale such that full dynamical localization is absent and the quantum momentum distribution develops power-law tails with anomalous decay exponents as in the case of a conductor at the metal-insulator transition. We discuss under what conditions these findings may be verified experimentally by using ultracold atom techniques. It is found that ultracold atoms can indeed be utilized for the experimental investigation of the metal-insulator transition.

  4. Local knockdown of the NaV1.6 sodium channel reduces pain behaviors, sensory neuron excitability, and sympathetic sprouting in rat models of neuropathic pain.

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    Xie, W; Strong, J A; Zhang, J-M

    2015-04-16

    In the spinal nerve ligation (SNL) model of neuropathic pain, as in other pain models, abnormal spontaneous activity of myelinated sensory neurons occurs early and is essential for establishing pain behaviors and other pathologies. Sympathetic sprouting into the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is observed after SNL, and sympathectomy reduces pain behavior. Sprouting and spontaneous activity may be mutually reinforcing: blocking neuronal activity reduces sympathetic sprouting, and sympathetic spouts functionally increase spontaneous activity in vitro. However, most studies in this field have used nonspecific methods to block spontaneous activity, methods that also block evoked and normal activity. In this study, we injected small inhibitory (si) RNA directed against the NaV1.6 sodium channel isoform into the DRG before SNL. This isoform can mediate high-frequency repetitive firing, like that seen in spontaneously active neurons. Local knockdown of NaV1.6 markedly reduced mechanical pain behaviors induced by SNL, reduced sympathetic sprouting into the ligated sensory ganglion, and blocked abnormal spontaneous activity and other measures of hyperexcitability in myelinated neurons in the ligated sensory ganglion. Immunohistochemical experiments showed that sympathetic sprouting preferentially targeted NaV1.6-positive neurons. Under these experimental conditions, NaV1.6 knockdown did not prevent or strongly alter single evoked action potentials, unlike previous less specific methods used to block spontaneous activity. NaV1.6 knockdown also reduced pain behaviors in another pain model, chronic constriction of the sciatic nerve, provided the model was modified so that the lesion site was relatively close to the siRNA-injected lumbar DRGs. The results highlight the relative importance of abnormal spontaneous activity in establishing both pain behaviors and sympathetic sprouting, and suggest that the NaV1.6 isoform may have value as a therapeutic target. PMID:25686526

  5. Effect of wave localization on plasma instabilities. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Levedahl, William Kirk

    1987-01-01

    The Anderson model of wave localization in random media is involved to study the effect of solar wind density turbulence on plasma processes associated with the solar type III radio burst. ISEE-3 satellite data indicate that a possible model for the type III process is the parametric decay of Langmuir waves excited by solar flare electron streams into daughter electromagnetic and ion acoustic waves. The threshold for this instability, however, is much higher than observed Langmuir wave levels because of rapid wave convection of the transverse electromagnetic daughter wave in the case where the solar wind is assumed homogeneous. Langmuir and transverse waves near critical density satisfy the Ioffe-Reigel criteria for wave localization in the solar wind with observed density fluctuations -1 percent. Numerical simulations of wave propagation in random media confirm the localization length predictions of Escande and Souillard for stationary density fluctations. For mobile density fluctuations localized wave packets spread at the propagation velocity of the density fluctuations rather than the group velocity of the waves. Computer simulations using a linearized hybrid code show that an electron beam will excite localized Langmuir waves in a plasma with density turbulence. An action principle approach is used to develop a theory of non-linear wave processes when waves are localized. A theory of resonant particles diffusion by localized waves is developed to explain the saturation of the beam-plasma instability. It is argued that localization of electromagnetic waves will allow the instability threshold to be exceeded for the parametric decay discussed above.

  6. Anderson's impurity-model analysis on CeO1-xFxBiS2

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    Sugimoto, Takuya; Joseph, Boby; Paris, Eugenio; Iadecola, Antonella; Demura, Satoshi; Mizuguchi, Yoshikazu; Takano, Yoshihiko; Mizokawa, Takashi; Saini, Naurang L.

    2015-03-01

    We have investigated the impact of F-doing on CeO1-xFxBiS2 in terms of the electronic-structural parameters of Anderson's impurity-model analysis. It was recently reported using Ce L3-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) that CeOBiS2 falls in the Ce valence fluctuation regime and the F-doping drives the system into the Kondo regime. The Ce L3- edge XAS spectra with the various F-doping levels can be reproduced by adjusting the transfer integral in the Anderson's impurity model. The present analysis indicates that the F-doping to the system corresponds to the decrease of the Ce-Bi transfer integral.

  7. Effective models for Anderson impurity and Kondo problems from continuous unitary transformations

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    Krones, Jrn; Uhrig, Gtz S.

    2015-03-01

    The method of continuous unitary transformations (CUTs) is applied to the Anderson impurity and the Kondo model aiming at the systematic derivation of convergent effective models. If CUTs are applied in a conventional way, diverging differential equations occur. Similar to poor man's scaling, the energy scale, below which the couplings diverge, corresponds to the Kondo temperature TK. We present a way to apply CUTs to the Kondo and to the Anderson impurity model so that no divergences occur but a converged effective low-energy model is derived with small finite parameters at arbitrarily small energies. The ground state corresponds to a bound singlet with a binding energy given by the Kondo temperature TK.

  8. Ferromagnetic instability in a mean-field slave-boson approach for the Anderson lattice

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    Dorin, V.; Schlottmann, P. )

    1993-05-15

    We consider a stoichiometric metallic Anderson lattice with orbital degeneracy in the [ital U][r arrow][infinity] limit. A Gutzwiller type of mean-field approximation is formulated in terms of three slave bosons per site in analogy to Kotliar and Ruckenstein's approach for the Hubbard model. In the orbitally nondegenerate case the paramagnetic solution becomes unstable towards ferromagnetism if the valence is smaller than a critical one. This instability is suppressed with increasing orbital degeneracy.

  9. Magnetic frustration in the three-band Anderson lattice model for high-temperature superconductors

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    Ihle, D.; Kasner, M. )

    1990-09-01

    The three-band Anderson lattice model for the CuO{sub 2} planes in high-{Tc} superconductors is established. Treating this model by perturbation theory, the effective spin interactions are derived. The antiferromagnetic superexchange integrals are calculated as functions of the direct oxygen transfer and the hole concentration. It is found that frustration in the superexchange occurs, even in the undoped case, which increases with oxygen trnasfer and decreases with hole concentration.

  10. Study on a family with anderson--Fabry's disease and associated familial spastic paraplegia.

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    Pierides, A M; Holti, G; Crombie, A L; Roberts, D F; Gardiner, S E; Colling, A; Anderson, J

    1976-01-01

    A family in the north-east of England with Anderson--Fabry's disease is presented. Alpha-galactosidase activity in plasma and white cells was significantly reduced in three adult male members of the family. One of them had an abnormal chromosome karyotype pattern with an extra Y chromosome (47,XYY) and he was clinically less severely affected than his brothers. Coincidentally five other members of the family suffered from a form of familial spastic paraplegia. Images PMID:828204

  11. Band excitation Kelvin probe force microscopy utilizing photothermal excitation

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    Collins, Liam; Jesse, Stephen; Balke, Nina; Rodriguez, Brian J.; Kalinin, Sergei; Li, Qian

    2015-03-01

    A multifrequency open loop Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) approach utilizing photothermal as opposed to electrical excitation is developed. Photothermal band excitation (PthBE)-KPFM is implemented here in a grid mode on a model test sample comprising a metal-insulator junction with local charge-patterned regions. Unlike the previously described open loop BE-KPFM, which relies on capacitive actuation of the cantilever, photothermal actuation is shown to be highly sensitive to the electrostatic force gradient even at biases close to the contact potential difference (CPD). PthBE-KPFM is further shown to provide a more localized measurement of true CPD in comparison to the gold standard ambient KPFM approach, amplitude modulated KPFM. Finally, PthBE-KPFM data contain information relating to local dielectric properties and electronic dissipation between tip and sample unattainable using conventional single frequency KPFM approaches.

  12. Band excitation Kelvin probe force microscopy utilizing photothermal excitation

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    Collins, Liam E-mail: liq1@ORNL.gov; Rodriguez, Brian J.; Jesse, Stephen; Balke, Nina; Kalinin, Sergei; Li, Qian E-mail: liq1@ORNL.gov

    2015-03-09

    A multifrequency open loop Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) approach utilizing photothermal as opposed to electrical excitation is developed. Photothermal band excitation (PthBE)-KPFM is implemented here in a grid mode on a model test sample comprising a metal-insulator junction with local charge-patterned regions. Unlike the previously described open loop BE-KPFM, which relies on capacitive actuation of the cantilever, photothermal actuation is shown to be highly sensitive to the electrostatic force gradient even at biases close to the contact potential difference (CPD). PthBE-KPFM is further shown to provide a more localized measurement of true CPD in comparison to the gold standard ambient KPFM approach, amplitude modulated KPFM. Finally, PthBE-KPFM data contain information relating to local dielectric properties and electronic dissipation between tip and sample unattainable using conventional single frequency KPFM approaches.

  13. Admittance of the SU(2) and SU(4) Anderson quantum RC circuits

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    Filippone, Michele; Le Hur, Karyn; Mora, Christophe

    2013-07-01

    We study the Anderson model as a description of the quantum RC circuit for spin-1/2 electrons and a single level connected to a single lead. Our analysis relies on the Fermi liquid nature of the ground state, which fixes the form of the low-energy effective model. The constants of this effective model are extracted from a numerical solution of the Bethe ansatz equations for the Anderson model. They allow us to compute the charge relaxation resistance Rq in different parameter regimes. In the Kondo region, the peak in Rq as a function of the magnetic field is recovered and proven to be in quantitative agreement with previous numerical renormalization group results. In the valence-fluctuation region, the peak in Rq is shown to persist, with a maximum value of h/2e2, and an analytical expression is obtained using perturbation theory. We extend our analysis to the SU(4) Anderson model where we also derive the existence of a giant peak in the charge relaxation resistance.

  14. Electronic structure of vitamin B12 within the framework of the Haldane-Anderson impurity model

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    Kandemir, Zafer; Mayda, Selma; Bulut, Nejat

    2015-03-01

    We study the electronic structure of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamine C63H88CoN14O14P) by using the framework of the multi-orbital single-impurity Haldane-Anderson model of a transition-metal impurity in a semiconductor host. Here, our purpose is to understand the many-body effects originating from the transition-metal impurity. In this approach, the cobalt 3 d orbitals are treated as the impurity states placed in a semiconductor host which consists of the rest of the molecule. The parameters of the resulting effective Haldane-Anderson model are obtained within the Hartree-Fock approximation for the electronic structure of the molecule. The quantum Monte Carlo technique is then used to calculate the one-electron and magnetic correlation functions of this effective Haldane-Anderson model for vitamin B12. We find that new states form inside the semiconductor gap due to the on-site Coulomb interaction at the impurity 3 d orbitals and that these states become the highest occupied molecular orbitals. In addition, we present results on the charge distribution and spin correlations around the Co atom. We compare the results of this approach with those obtained by the density-functional theory calculations.

  15. Abrupt physical and chemical changes during 1992-1999, Anderson Springs, SE Geyser Geothermal Field, California

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    Janik, Cathy J.; Goff, Fraser; Walter, Stephen R.; Sorey, Michael L.; Counce, Dale; Colvard, Elizabeth M.

    2000-01-01

    The Anderson Springs area is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of San Francisco, California, in the southwestern part of Lake County. The area was first developed in the late 1800s as a health resort, which was active until the 1930s. Patrons drank a variety of cool to hot mineral waters from improved springs, swam in various baths and pools, and hiked in the rugged hills flanking Anderson Creek and its tributaries. In the bluffs to the south of the resort were four small mercury mines of the eastern Mayacmas quicksilver district. About 1,260 flasks of mercury were produced from these mines between 1909 and 1943. By the early 1970s, the higher ridges south and west of Anderson Springs became part of the southeast sector of the greater Geysers geothermal field. Today, several electric power plants are built on these ridges, producing energy from a vapor-dominated 240 °C reservoir. Only the main hot spring at Anderson Springs has maintained a recognizable identity since the 1930s. The hot spring is actually a cluster of seeps and springs that issue from a small fault in a ravine southwest of Anderson Creek. Published and unpublished records show that the maximum temperature (Tm) of this cluster fell gradually from 63°C in 1889 to 48°C in 1992. However, Tm of the cluster climbed to 77°C in 1995 and neared boiling (98°C) in 1998. A new cluster of boiling vents and small fumaroles (Tm = 99.3°C) formed in 1998 about 30 m north of the old spring cluster. Several evergreen trees on steep slopes immediately above these vents apparently were killed by the new activity. Thermal waters at Anderson Hot Springs are mostly composed of near-surface ground waters with some added gases and condensed steam from The Geysers geothermal system. Compared to gas samples from Southeast Geysers wells, the hot spring gases are higher in CO2 and lower in H2S and NH3. As the springs increased in temperature, however, the gas composition became more like the mean composition of steam discharges from the Southeast Geysers. The hot spring waters are low in ions of Cl, B, and Li, but relatively high in HCO3, SO4 and NH4. The stable-isotope compositions (deuterium and oxygen-18) of these waters plot near the global meteoric water line. Geochemical data through time reveal apparent maxima in the concentrations of SO4, Fe, and Mn in 1991 to 1992, before the cluster became hotter. The black-to-gray deposits from the new spring cluster are rich in pyrite and contain anomalous metals. About one-half mile to the east of the hot springs, mineralized water discharges intermittently from an old adit of the Schwartz (Anderson) mine, and enters a tributary of Anderson Creek. This drainage increased substantially in July 1998, and a slurry of mine water and precipitates were transported down the tributary and into Anderson Creek. In December 1998, the adit water was 22°C, and had a chemical composition that was similar to spring waters that once discharged in the ravines surrounding the old Anderson Springs resort. The cause for the abrupt changes that have occurred in thermal features at Anderson Springs is still not resolved. One possibility is that these changes are a response to withdrawal of steam from The Geysers geothermal field over more than 20 years of production. Pressure declines in the geothermal reservoir may have caused a "drying out" of the overlying condensation zone. Induced boiling in this zone and upflow of deep steam to shallower depths would cause heating and vaporization of shallow ground waters. In addition, earthquakes occurring in the vicinity of Anderson Springs have increased significantly after nearby geothermal power plants began operation. These earthquakes may have enhanced surface discharge of thermal fluids along fractures and faults.

  16. 10 CFR 8.2 - Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. 8.2 Section 8.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INTERPRETATIONS § 8.2 Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. (a) It is my opinion that an indemnity agreement entered into...

  17. Dynamical mean-field study of partial Kondo screening in the periodic Anderson model on the triangular lattice

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    Aulbach, Maximilian W.; Assaad, Fakher F.; Potthoff, Michael

    2015-12-01

    The competition between Kondo screening and indirect magnetic exchange is studied for a system with geometrical frustration using dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT). We systematically scan the weak- to strong-coupling regime of the periodic Anderson model on the triangular lattice for a wide range of fillings n . The magnetic phase diagram is derived using a site-dependent DMFT approach by self-consistent mapping onto three independent single-impurity models corresponding to the three correlated f orbitals in the unit cell. At half-filling, the system is a nonmagnetic Kondo insulator for all considered interaction strengths U >0 , which immediately develops into a nonmagnetic metallic Kondo-singlet phase for fillings slightly below half-filling. On the other hand, indirect magnetic exchange between the f moments results in antiferromagnetic order at lower fillings. The antiferromagnetic and Kondo-singlet phases are separated in the U -n phase diagram by an extended region of partial Kondo screening, i.e., a phase in which the magnetic moment at one site in the unit cell is Kondo-screened while the remaining two are coupled antiferromagnetically. At even lower fillings, the system crosses over from a local-moment to a mixed-valence regime in which the minimization of the kinetic energy in a strongly correlated system gives rise to a metallic and partially polarized ferromagnetic state.

  18. Critiquing variational theories of the Anderson Hubbard model: real-space self-consistent Hartree Fock solutions

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    Chen, X.; Farhoodfar, A.; McIntosh, T.; Gooding, R. J.; Leung, P. W.

    2008-08-01

    A simple and commonly employed approximate technique with which one can examine spatially disordered systems when strong electronic correlations are present is based on the use of real-space unrestricted self-consistent Hartree-Fock wavefunctions. In such an approach the disorder is treated exactly while the correlations are treated approximately. In this paper we critique the success of this approximation by making comparisons between such solutions and the exact wavefunctions for the Anderson-Hubbard model. Due to the sizes of the complete Hilbert spaces for these problems, the comparisons are restricted to small one-dimensional chains, up to ten sites, and a 4 × 4 two-dimensional cluster, and at 1/2-filling these Hilbert spaces contain about 63 500 and 166 million states, respectively. We have completed these calculations both at and away from 1/2-filling. This approximation is based on a variational approach which minimizes the Hartree-Fock energy, and we have completed comparisons of the exact and Hartree-Fock energies. However, in order to assess the success of this approximation in reproducing ground-state correlations we have completed comparisons of the local charge and spin correlations, including the calculation of the overlap of the Hartree-Fock wavefunctions with those of the exact solutions. We find that this approximation reproduces the local charge densities to quite a high accuracy, but that the local spin correlations, as represented by \\langle {\\mathbf {S}}_i\\bdot {\\mathbf {S}}_j\\rangle , are not as well represented. In addition to these comparisons, we discuss the properties of the spin degrees of freedom in the HF approximation, and where in the disorder-interaction phase diagram such physics may be important.

  19. Universal scaling of nonlinear conductance in the two-channel pseudogap Anderson model: Application for gate-tuned Kondo effect in magnetically doped graphene

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    Lee, Tsung-Han; Zhang, Kenneth Yi-Jie; Chung, Chung-Hou; Kirchner, Stefan

    2013-08-01

    Based on the noncrossing approximation, we calculate both the linear and nonlinear conductance within the two-lead two-channel single-impurity Anderson model where the conduction electron density of states vanishes in a power-law fashion ?|?-?F|r with r=1 near the Fermi energy, appropriate for a hexagonal system. For given gate voltage, we address the universal crossover from a two-channel Kondo phase, argued to occur in doped graphene, to an unscreened local moment phase. We extract universal scaling functions in conductance governing charge transfer through the two-channel pseudogap Kondo impurity and discuss our results in the context of a recent scanning tunneling spectroscopy experiment on Co-doped graphene.

  20. Collective Excitation and Stability of Flowing Gapless Fermi Superfluids

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    Yamamura, Hiroki; Yamamoto, Daisuke

    2015-04-01

    We study the collective excitation and stability of superfluid Fermi gases flowing with a constant velocity in three-dimensional free space. In particular, we investigate a possible gapless superfluid state induced by the superflow using the mean-field theory and the generalized random-phase approximation (GRPA). For weak attractive interactions, we find that the mean-field superfluid order parameter takes a nonzero value even after the superflow velocity exceeds the threshold for the onset of Bogoliubov quasiparticle excitations. Since the Cooper pairs are only partially broken by the quasiparticle excitations, a gapless superfluid state can be formed over a certain range of superflow velocity above the pair-breaking onset. The GRPA excitation spectrum of the gapless superfluid state has a quasiparticle-quasihole continuum in addition to the usual quasiparticle-pair continuum and the Anderson-Bogoliubov collective mode. Moreover, the dynamic structure factor exhibits a characteristic peak structure in a long-wavelength and low-energy region of the quasiparticle-quasihole continuum. We find that the long-wavelength excitations eventually cause dynamical instability of the system when the superflow velocity further increases. As a result, the formation of a (dynamically stable) flowing gapless superfluid state is limited in a very narrow range of superflow velocity.

  1. Causation's nuclear future: applying proportional liability to the Price-Anderson Act.

    PubMed

    O'Connell, William D

    2014-11-01

    For more than a quarter century, public discourse has pushed the nuclear-power industry in the direction of heavier regulation and greater scrutiny, effectively halting construction of new reactors. By focusing on contemporary fear of significant accidents, such discourse begs the question of what the nation's court system would actually do should a major nuclear incident cause radiation-induced cancers. Congress's attempt to answer that question is the Price-Anderson Act, a broad statute addressing claims by the victims of a major nuclear accident. Lower courts interpreting the Act have repeatedly encountered a major stumbling block: it declares that judges must apply the antediluvian preponderance-of-the-evidence logic of state tort law, even though radiation science insists that the causes of radiation-induced cancers are more complex. After a major nuclear accident, the Act's paradoxically outdated rules for adjudicating "causation" would make post-incident compensation unworkable. This Note urges that nuclear-power-plant liability should not turn on eighteenth-century tort law. Drawing on modern scientific conclusions regarding the invariably "statistical" nature of cancer, this Note suggests a unitary federal standard for the Price-Anderson Act--that a defendant be deemed to have "caused" a plaintiff's injury in direct proportion to the increased risk of harm the defendant has imposed. This "proportional liability" rule would not only fairly evaluate the costs borne by injured plaintiffs and protect a reawakening nuclear industry from the prospect of bank-breaking litigation, but would prove workable with only minor changes to the Price-Anderson Act's standards of "injury" and "fault." PMID:25423683

  2. Causation's nuclear future: applying proportional liability to the Price-Anderson Act.

    PubMed

    O'Connell, William D

    2014-11-01

    For more than a quarter century, public discourse has pushed the nuclear-power industry in the direction of heavier regulation and greater scrutiny, effectively halting construction of new reactors. By focusing on contemporary fear of significant accidents, such discourse begs the question of what the nation's court system would actually do should a major nuclear incident cause radiation-induced cancers. Congress's attempt to answer that question is the Price-Anderson Act, a broad statute addressing claims by the victims of a major nuclear accident. Lower courts interpreting the Act have repeatedly encountered a major stumbling block: it declares that judges must apply the antediluvian preponderance-of-the-evidence logic of state tort law, even though radiation science insists that the causes of radiation-induced cancers are more complex. After a major nuclear accident, the Act's paradoxically outdated rules for adjudicating "causation" would make post-incident compensation unworkable. This Note urges that nuclear-power-plant liability should not turn on eighteenth-century tort law. Drawing on modern scientific conclusions regarding the invariably "statistical" nature of cancer, this Note suggests a unitary federal standard for the Price-Anderson Act--that a defendant be deemed to have "caused" a plaintiff's injury in direct proportion to the increased risk of harm the defendant has imposed. This "proportional liability" rule would not only fairly evaluate the costs borne by injured plaintiffs and protect a reawakening nuclear industry from the prospect of bank-breaking litigation, but would prove workable with only minor changes to the Price-Anderson Act's standards of "injury" and "fault." PMID:25507406

  3. Dynamical localization in molecular alignment of kicked quantum rotors

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    Kamalov, A.; Broege, D. W.; Bucksbaum, P. H.

    2015-07-01

    The periodically ? -kicked quantum linear rotor is known to experience nonclassical bounded energy growth due to quantum dynamical localization in angular momentum space. We study the effect of random deviations of the kick period in simulations and experiments. This breaks the energy and angular momentum localization and increases the rotational alignment, which is the analog of the onset of Anderson localization in one-dimensional chains.

  4. Exponential Scaling Limit of the Single-Particle Anderson Model Via Adaptive Feedback Scaling

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    Chulaevsky, Victor

    2016-02-01

    We propose a twofold extension of the Germinet-Klein bootstrap multi-scale analysis (BMSA) for the Anderson models on graphs. First, we show, with the help of a single scaling algorithm, that power-law decay bounds at some initial scale imply an asymptotically exponential decay of eigenfunctions (EFs) and of EF correlators (EFCs), even on graphs (of polynomial growth) which do not fulfill the uniform scalability condition required for the existing BMSA techniques. We also show that the exponential scaling limit of the EFs and EFCs holds true for a class of marginal distributions of the random potential with regularity lower than Hlder continuity of any positive order.

  5. STS-118 Astronaut Williams and Expedition 15 Engineer Anderson Perform EVA

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

    As the construction continued on the International Space Station (ISS), STS-118 Astronaut Dave Williams, representing the Canadian Space Agency, participated in the fourth and final session of Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA). During the 5 hour space walk, Williams and Expedition 15 engineer Clay Anderson (out of frame) installed the External Wireless Instrumentation System Antenna, attached a stand for the shuttle robotic arm extension boom, and retrieved the two Materials International Space Station Experiments (MISSE) for return to Earth. MISSE collects information on how different materials weather in the environment of space.

  6. Anderson transition in low-dimensional disordered systems driven by long-range nonrandom hopping.

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    Rodrguez, A; Malyshev, V A; Sierra, G; Martn-Delgado, M A; Rodrguez-Laguna, J; Domnguez-Adame, F

    2003-01-17

    The single-parameter scaling hypothesis predicts the absence of delocalized states for noninteracting quasiparticles in low-dimensional disordered systems. We show analytically, using a supersymmetric method combined with a renormalization group analysis, as well as numerically that extended states may occur in the one- and two-dimensional Anderson model with a nonrandom hopping falling off as some power of the distance between sites. The different size scaling of the bare level spacing and the renormalized magnitude of the disorder seen by the quasiparticles finally results in the delocalization of states at one of the band edges of the quasiparticle energy spectrum. PMID:12570579

  7. Exponential Scaling Limit of the Single-Particle Anderson Model Via Adaptive Feedback Scaling

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    Caprino, Silvia; Cavallaro, Guido; Marchioro, Carlo

    2015-10-01

    We propose a twofold extension of the Germinet-Klein bootstrap multi-scale analysis (BMSA) for the Anderson models on graphs. First, we show, with the help of a single scaling algorithm, that power-law decay bounds at some initial scale imply an asymptotically exponential decay of eigenfunctions (EFs) and of EF correlators (EFCs), even on graphs (of polynomial growth) which do not fulfill the uniform scalability condition required for the existing BMSA techniques. We also show that the exponential scaling limit of the EFs and EFCs holds true for a class of marginal distributions of the random potential with regularity lower than Hlder continuity of any positive order.

  8. STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson during TCDT M113 training activities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson takes a break during training on the operation of an M113 armored personnel carrier during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

  9. [Varroa destructor (Anderson and Trueman, 2000); the change in classification within the genus Varroa (Oudemans, 1904)].

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    Topolska, G

    2001-01-01

    Varroa jacobsoni was noted for the first time in 1904, in the nest ofApis cerana. In Apis mellifera nests the first Varroa mites were probably found in Korea (1950), next in Japan (1958). In the following years they have spread all over the world. All the time they were regarded as V. jacobsoni. Recently Anderson and Trueman have proved that Varroa jacobsoni is more than one species. They gave the new name Varroa destructor n. sp. to the group of six haplotypes. Mites, which became pests ofA. mellifera worldwide, belong to V. destructor. PMID:16888966

  10. Volume dependence of Anderson hybridization in cubic CeCd and CeAg

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    Monachesi, P. ); Andreani, L.C. ); Continenza, A. ); McMahan, A.K. )

    1993-05-15

    We have undertaken a first-principles theoretical study of the Anderson hybridization in cubic CeCd and CeAg as a function of volume reduction. We present results for the hybridization width [Delta]([epsilon]) in both the [ital J]=5/2 multiplet and in the [Gamma][sub 8], [Gamma][sub 7] crystal field states of the [ital f][sup 1] Ce configuration. We also calculate the hybridization contribution to the magnetic transition temperature. This is found to increase with pressure but is smaller than the experimental values, indicating that the Coulomb exchange contribution to the magnetic coupling is not negligible in these compounds.

  11. Volume dependence of Anderson hybridization in cubic CeCd and CeAg

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    Monachesi, P.; Continenza, A.; Andreani, L.C.; McMahan, A.K.

    1992-09-01

    We have undertaken a first-principles theoretical study of the Anderson hybridization in cubic CeCd and CeAg as a function of volume reduction. We present results for the hybridization width {Delta}({epsilon}) in both the J = 5/2 multiplet and in the {Gamma}{sub 8}, {Gamma}{sub 7} crystal field states of the f{sup 1} Ce configuration. We also calculate the hybridization contribution to the magnetic transition temperature. This is found to increase with pressure but is smaller than the experimental values, indicating that the Coulomb exchange contribution to the magnetic coupling is not negligible in these compounds.

  12. Volume dependence of Anderson hybridization in cubic CeCd and CeAg

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    Monachesi, P.; Continenza, A. . Dipt. di Fisica); Andreani, L.C. ); McMahan, A.K. )

    1992-09-01

    We have undertaken a first-principles theoretical study of the Anderson hybridization in cubic CeCd and CeAg as a function of volume reduction. We present results for the hybridization width [Delta]([epsilon]) in both the J = 5/2 multiplet and in the [Gamma][sub 8], [Gamma][sub 7] crystal field states of the f[sup 1] Ce configuration. We also calculate the hybridization contribution to the magnetic transition temperature. This is found to increase with pressure but is smaller than the experimental values, indicating that the Coulomb exchange contribution to the magnetic coupling is not negligible in these compounds.

  13. Real-time simulations of nonequilibrium transport in the single-impurity Anderson model

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    Heidrich-Meisner, F.; Feiguin, Adrian E; Feiguin, A. E.; Dagotto, Elbio R

    2009-01-01

    One of the main open problems in the field of transport in strongly interacting nanostructures is the understanding of currents beyond the linear response regime. In this work, we consider the single-impurity Anderson model and use the adaptive time-dependent density matrix renormalization group method to compute real-time currents out of equilibrium. We first focus on the particle-hole symmetric point where Kondo correlations are the strongest and then extend the study of the nonequilibrium transport to the mixed-valence regime. As a main result, we present accurate data for the current-voltage characteristics of this model.

  14. Data Center Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Site Assessment: Anderson Readiness Center; Salem, Oregon

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    Metzger, I.; Van Geet, O.

    2014-06-01

    This report summarizes the results from the data center energy efficiency and renewable energy site assessment conducted for the Oregon Army National Guard in Salem, Oregon. A team led by NREL conducted the assessment of the Anderson Readiness Center data centers March 18-20, 2014 as part of ongoing efforts to reduce energy use and incorporate renewable energy technologies where feasible. Although the data centers in this facility account for less than 5% of the total square footage, they are estimated to be responsible for 70% of the annual electricity consumption.

  15. Ensemble density functional theory method correctly describes bond dissociation, excited state electron transfer, and double excitations

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    Filatov, Michael; Huix-Rotllant, Miquel; Burghardt, Irene

    2015-05-01

    State-averaged (SA) variants of the spin-restricted ensemble-referenced Kohn-Sham (REKS) method, SA-REKS and state-interaction (SI)-SA-REKS, implement ensemble density functional theory for variationally obtaining excitation energies of molecular systems. In this work, the currently existing version of the SA-REKS method, which included only one excited state into the ensemble averaging, is extended by adding more excited states to the averaged energy functional. A general strategy for extension of the REKS-type methods to larger ensembles of ground and excited states is outlined and implemented in extended versions of the SA-REKS and SI-SA-REKS methods. The newly developed methods are tested in the calculation of several excited states of ground-state multi-reference systems, such as dissociating hydrogen molecule, and excited states of donor-acceptor molecular systems. For hydrogen molecule, the new method correctly reproduces the distance dependence of the lowest excited state energies and describes an avoided crossing between the doubly excited and singly excited states. For bithiophene-perylenediimide stacked complex, the SI-SA-REKS method correctly describes crossing between the locally excited state and the charge transfer excited state and yields vertical excitation energies in good agreement with the ab initio wavefunction methods.

  16. Ensemble density functional theory method correctly describes bond dissociation, excited state electron transfer, and double excitations

    SciTech Connect

    Filatov, Michael; Huix-Rotllant, Miquel; Burghardt, Irene

    2015-05-14

    State-averaged (SA) variants of the spin-restricted ensemble-referenced Kohn-Sham (REKS) method, SA-REKS and state-interaction (SI)-SA-REKS, implement ensemble density functional theory for variationally obtaining excitation energies of molecular systems. In this work, the currently existing version of the SA-REKS method, which included only one excited state into the ensemble averaging, is extended by adding more excited states to the averaged energy functional. A general strategy for extension of the REKS-type methods to larger ensembles of ground and excited states is outlined and implemented in extended versions of the SA-REKS and SI-SA-REKS methods. The newly developed methods are tested in the calculation of several excited states of ground-state multi-reference systems, such as dissociating hydrogen molecule, and excited states of donor–acceptor molecular systems. For hydrogen molecule, the new method correctly reproduces the distance dependence of the lowest excited state energies and describes an avoided crossing between the doubly excited and singly excited states. For bithiophene–perylenediimide stacked complex, the SI-SA-REKS method correctly describes crossing between the locally excited state and the charge transfer excited state and yields vertical excitation energies in good agreement with the ab initio wavefunction methods.

  17. Ensemble density functional theory method correctly describes bond dissociation, excited state electron transfer, and double excitations.

    PubMed

    Filatov, Michael; Huix-Rotllant, Miquel; Burghardt, Irene

    2015-05-14

    State-averaged (SA) variants of the spin-restricted ensemble-referenced Kohn-Sham (REKS) method, SA-REKS and state-interaction (SI)-SA-REKS, implement ensemble density functional theory for variationally obtaining excitation energies of molecular systems. In this work, the currently existing version of the SA-REKS method, which included only one excited state into the ensemble averaging, is extended by adding more excited states to the averaged energy functional. A general strategy for extension of the REKS-type methods to larger ensembles of ground and excited states is outlined and implemented in extended versions of the SA-REKS and SI-SA-REKS methods. The newly developed methods are tested in the calculation of several excited states of ground-state multi-reference systems, such as dissociating hydrogen molecule, and excited states of donor-acceptor molecular systems. For hydrogen molecule, the new method correctly reproduces the distance dependence of the lowest excited state energies and describes an avoided crossing between the doubly excited and singly excited states. For bithiophene-perylenediimide stacked complex, the SI-SA-REKS method correctly describes crossing between the locally excited state and the charge transfer excited state and yields vertical excitation energies in good agreement with the ab initio wavefunction methods. PMID:25978880

  18. Physical, chemical, and isotopic data for samples from the Anderson Springs area, Lake County, California, 1998-1999

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    Janik, C.J.; Goff, F.; Sorey, M.L.; Rytuba, J.J.; Counce, D.; Colvard, E.M.; Huebner, M.; White, L.D.; Foster, A.

    1999-01-01

    Anderson Springs is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of San Francisco, California, in the southwestern part of Lake County. The area was first developed in the late 1800s as a health resort, which was active until the 1930s. In the rugged hills to the south of the resort were four small mercury mines of the eastern Mayacmas quicksilver district. About 1,260 flasks of mercury were produced from these mines between 1909 and 1943. In the 1970s, the high-elevation areas surrounding Anderson Springs became part of The Geysers geothermal field. Today, several electric powerplants are located on the ridges above Anderson Springs, utilizing steam produced from a 240C vapor-dominated reservoir. The primary purpose of this report is to provide physical, chemical, and isotopic data on samples collected in the Anderson Springs area during 1998 and 1999, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. In July 1998, drainage from the Schwartz adit of the abandoned Anderson mercury mine increased substantially over a 2-day period, transporting a slurry of water and precipitates down a tributary and into Anderson Creek. In August 1998, J.J. Rytuba and coworkers sampled the Schwartz adit drainage and water from the Anderson Springs Hot Spring for base metal and methylmercury analysis. They measured a maximum temperature (Tm) of 85C in the Hot Spring. Published records show that the temperature of the Anderson Springs Hot Spring (main spring) was 63C in 1889, 4252C from 1974 through 1991, and 77C in March 1995. To investigate possible changes in thermal spring activity and to collect additional samples for geochemical analysis, C.J. Janik and coworkers returned to the area in September and December 1998. They determined that a cluster of springs adjacent to the main spring had Tm=98C, and they observed that a new area of boiling vents and small fumaroles (Tm=99.3C) had formed in an adjacent gully about 20 meters to the north of the main spring. During AugustOctober 1999, several field trips were conducted in the vicinity of Anderson Springs to continue monitoring and sampling the thermal manifestations. The new fumarolic area had increased in temperature and in discharge intensity since 1998, and a zone of dead trees had developed on the steep bank directly west of the fumaroles. Ground temperatures and diffuse flow of CO2 flow through soils were measured in the area surrounding the main spring and new fumaroles and in the zone of tree-kill.

  19. Localization in interacting, disordered, Bose systems

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    Scalettar, R.T.; Batrouni, G.G.; Zimanyi, G.T. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94550)

    1991-06-17

    We use quantum Monte Carlo techniques to study a one-dimensional, disordered, interacting, Bose Hamiltonian. The effect of disorder on the Mott-insulator portion of the phase diagram is determined. We observe the destruction of superfluidity by disorder at incommensurate densities, for the first time demonstrating the emergence of a Bose-glass'' phase. In addition to these strong-coupling phases, we observe an unanticipated re-entrance into an Anderson-type localized regime for weak couplings.

  20. Local magnitude scale in Slovenia

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    Bajc, J.; Zaplotnik, .; iv?i?, M.; ?arman, M.

    2013-04-01

    In the paper a calibration study of the local magnitude scale in Slovenia is presented. The Seismology and Geology Office of the Slovenian Environment Agency routinely reports the magnitudes MLV of the earthquakes recorded by the Slovenian seismic stations. The magnitudes are computed from the maximum vertical component of the ground velocity with the magnitude equation that was derived some thirty years ago by regression analysis of the magnitudes recorded by a Wood-Anderson seismograph in Trieste and a short period seismograph in Ljubljana. In the study the present single magnitude MLV equation is replaced by a general form of the Richter local magnitude MWA equation. The attenuation function and station-component corrections that compensate the local effects near seismic stations are determined from the synthetic Wood-Anderson seismograms of a large data set by iterative least-square method. The data set used consists of approximately 18 000 earthquakes during a period of 14 yr, each digitally recorded on up to 29 stations. The derived magnitude equation is used to make the final comparison between the new MWA magnitudes and the routinely calculated MLV magnitudes. The results show good overall accordance between both magnitude equations. The main advantage of the introduction of station-component corrections is the reduced uncertainty of the local magnitude that is assigned to a certain earthquake.

  1. Nutritional influences on early white matter development: response to Anderson and Burggren.

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    Deoni, Sean C L; Dean, Douglas C; Walker, Lindsay; Dirks, Holly; O'Muircheartaigh, Jonathan

    2014-10-15

    Does breastfeeding alter early brain development? In a recent retrospective study, our group examined the cross-sectional relationship between early infant feeding practice and white matter maturation and cognitive development. In groups matched for child and mother age, gestation duration, birth weight, gender distribution, and socio-economic status; we observed that children who were breastfed exclusively for at least 3 months showed, on average, increased white matter myelin development compared to children who either were exclusively formula-fed, or received a mixture of breast milk and formula. In secondary analysis on sub-sets of these children, again matched for important confounding variables, we found improved cognitive test scores of receptive language in the exclusively breast-fed children compared to formula or formula+breast-fed children; and that prolonged breastfeeding was associated with increased motor, language, and visual functioning in exclusively breast-fed children. In response to this work, Anderson and Burggren have questioned our methodology and, by association, our findings. Further, they use their critique as a platform for advancing an alternative interpretation of our findings: that observed results were not associated with prolonged breast-feeding, but rather delayed the introduction of cow's milk. In this response, we address and clarify some of the misconceptions presented by Anderson and Burggren. PMID:25064669

  2. Animal model of Sar1b deficiency presents lipid absorption deficits similar to Anderson disease.

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    Levic, Daniel S; Minkel, J R; Wang, Wen-Der; Rybski, Witold M; Melville, David B; Knapik, Ela W

    2015-02-01

    Anderson disease (ANDD) or chylomicron retention disease (CMRD) is a rare, hereditary lipid malabsorption syndrome associated with mutations in the SAR1B gene that is characterized by failure to thrive and hypocholesterolemia. Although the SAR1B structure has been resolved and its role in formation of coat protein II (COPII)-coated carriers is well established, little is known about the requirement for SAR1B during embryogenesis. To address this question, we have developed a zebrafish model of Sar1b deficiency based on antisense oligonucleotide knockdown. We show that zebrafish sar1b is highly conserved among vertebrates; broadly expressed during development; and enriched in the digestive tract organs, brain, and craniofacial skeleton. Consistent with ANDD symptoms of chylomicron retention, we found that dietary lipids in Sar1b-deficient embryos accumulate in enterocytes. Transgenic expression analysis revealed that Sar1b is required for growth of exocrine pancreas and liver. Furthermore, we found abnormal differentiation and maturation of craniofacial cartilage associated with defects in procollagen II secretion and absence of select, neuroD-positive neurons of the midbrain and hindbrain. The model presented here will help to systematically dissect developmental roles of Sar1b and to discover molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to organ-specific ANDD pathology. Key messages: Sar1b depletion phenotype in zebrafish resembles Anderson disease deficits. Sar1b deficiency results in multi-organ developmental deficits. Sar1b is required for dietary cholesterol uptake into enterocytes. PMID:25559265

  3. Molecular analysis and intestinal expression of SAR1 genes and proteins in Anderson's disease (Chylomicron retention disease)

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    2011-01-01

    Background Anderson's disease (AD) or chylomicron retention disease (CMRD) is a very rare hereditary lipid malabsorption syndrome. In order to discover novel mutations in the SAR1B gene and to evaluate the expression, as compared to healthy subjects, of the Sar1 gene and protein paralogues in the intestine, we investigated three previously undescribed individuals with the disease. Methods The SAR1B, SAR1A and PCSK9 genes were sequenced. The expression of the SAR1B and SAR1A genes in intestinal biopsies of both normal individuals and patients was measured by RTqPCR. Immunohistochemistry using antibodies to recombinant Sar1 protein was used to evaluate the expression and localization of the Sar1 paralogues in the duodenal biopsies. Results Two patients had a novel SAR1B mutation (p.Asp48ThrfsX17). The third patient, who had a previously described SAR1B mutation (p.Leu28ArgfsX7), also had a p.Leu21dup variant of the PCSK9 gene. The expression of the SAR1B gene in duodenal biopsies from an AD/CMRD patient was significantly decreased whereas the expression of the SAR1A gene was significantly increased, as compared to healthy individuals. The Sar1 proteins were present in decreased amounts in enterocytes in duodenal biopsies from the patients as compared to those from healthy subjects. Conclusions Although the proteins encoded by the SAR1A and SAR1B genes are 90% identical, the increased expression of the SAR1A gene in AD/CMRD does not appear to compensate for the lack of the SAR1B protein. The PCSK9 variant, although reported to be associated with low levels of cholesterol, does not appear to exert any additional effect in this patient. The results provide further insight into the tissue-specific nature of AD/CMRD. PMID:21235735

  4. Acoustically excited heated jets. 1: Internal excitation

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    Lepicovsky, J.; Ahuja, K. K.; Brown, W. H.; Salikuddin, M.; Morris, P. J.

    1988-01-01

    The effects of relatively strong upstream acoustic excitation on the mixing of heated jets with the surrounding air are investigated. To determine the extent of the available information on experiments and theories dealing with acoustically excited heated jets, an extensive literature survey was carried out. The experimental program consisted of flow visualization and flowfield velocity and temperature measurements for a broad range of jet operating and flow excitation conditions. A 50.8-mm-diam nozzle was used for this purpose. Parallel to the experimental study, an existing theoretical model of excited jets was refined to include the region downstream of the jet potential core. Excellent agreement was found between theory and experiment in moderately heated jets. However, the theory has not yet been confirmed for highly heated jets. It was found that the sensitivity of heated jets to upstream acoustic excitation varies strongly with the jet operating conditions and that the threshold excitation level increases with increasing jet temperature. Furthermore, the preferential Strouhal number is found not to change significantly with a change of the jet operating conditions. Finally, the effects of the nozzle exit boundary layer thickness appear to be similar for both heated and unheated jets at low Mach numbers.

  5. On Oscillators in Phyllosilicate Excitable Automata

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    Adamatzky, Andrew

    2013-06-01

    Phyllosilicate is a sheet of silicate tetrahedra bound by basal oxygens. A phyllosilicate excitable automaton is a regular network of finite state machines, which mimics structure of a silicate sheet. A node of the silicate sheet is an automaton, which takes resting, excited and refractory states, and updates its state in discrete time depending on a sum of excited states of its three (silicon automata) or six (oxygen automata) closest neighbors. Oscillator is a localized compact configuration of nonquiescent states which undergoes finite growth and modification but returns to its original state in a finite number of steps. We show that phyllosilicate excitable automata exhibit waves and oscillating localizations (oscillators) dynamics. Basic types of oscillators are classified and characterized.

  6. Patriot Games: Yes, Indeed, the British Are Coming! But M. T. Anderson's Revolutionary War Novel Is Unlike Anything You've Ever Read

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    Horning, Kathleen

    2006-01-01

    This article presents an interview with 38-year-old writer Matthew Tobin Anderson. In the interview, Anderson talks about his experiences, passion for writing, teenage interests, and his relation to the distinguished writer Mark Twain. He also states the importance of liberty and what it takes to be a patriot and a loyalist. Furthermore, Matthew…

  7. Patriot Games: Yes, Indeed, the British Are Coming! But M. T. Anderson's Revolutionary War Novel Is Unlike Anything You've Ever Read

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    Horning, Kathleen

    2006-01-01

    This article presents an interview with 38-year-old writer Matthew Tobin Anderson. In the interview, Anderson talks about his experiences, passion for writing, teenage interests, and his relation to the distinguished writer Mark Twain. He also states the importance of liberty and what it takes to be a patriot and a loyalist. Furthermore, Matthew

  8. The anderson's rotating interferometer and its application to binary star measurements. (French Title: L'interfromtre rotation de john august anderson (1876-1956) et son application - la tentative de rsolution de nouvelles binaires)

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    Bonneau, D.

    2011-12-01

    Following the tests of interferometric observations carried out by Albert A. Michelson with the 2.5 m telescope of the Mount Wilson, George. E. Hale thinks that this technique could be applied to the measurement of close double stars. He asks John A. Anderson to produce an instrument allowing such measurements. The principle of the ocular rotating interferometer and the way of using it for the measurement of double stars are first described. Then the effects of atmospheric dispersion on the observation of the stellar interference fringes and the remedy that Anderson implements to compensate it are described. Images of the Anderson's interferometer are used to present the instrument and to describe its operation. Installed at the 2,5 m telescope, this instrument was used by Anderson and Paul W. Merrill to resolve the spectroscopic binary Capella for the first time, like a 'visual binary'. Moreover, Merrill took the measurement of two difficult visual pairs discovered by Aitken (kap UMa = A 1585 and nu2 Boo = A 1634) and tried to resolve some new visual binaries among stars known as binary spectroscopic, stars with composite spectra, variable stars and some bright stars, which led him to publish a list of 73 stars finally found simple. Finally, the remarks made by Merrill in conclusion of his work will be analyzed.

  9. Spatiotemporal dynamics of networks of excitable nodes

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    Steele, Aaron J.; Tinsley, Mark; Showalter, Kenneth

    2006-03-01

    A network of excitable nodes based on the photosensitive Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction is studied in experiments and simulations. The addressable medium allows both local and nonlocal links between the nodes. The initial spread of excitation across the network as well as the asymptotic oscillatory behavior are described. Synchronization of the spatiotemporal dynamics occurs by entrainment to high-frequency network pacemakers formed by excitation loops. Analysis of the asymptotic behavior reveals that the dynamics of the network is governed by a subnetwork selected during the initial transient period.

  10. Spatiotemporal control of nanooptical excitations

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    Aeschlimann, Martin; Bauer, Michael; Bayer, Daniela; Brixner, Tobias; Cunovic, Stefan; Dimler, Frank; Fischer, Alexander; Pfeiffer, Walter; Rohmer, Martin; Schneider, Christian; Steeb, Felix; Strber, Christian; Voronine, Dmitri V.

    2010-01-01

    The most general investigation and exploitation of light-induced processes require simultaneous control over spatial and temporal properties of the electromagnetic field on a femtosecond time and nanometer length scale. Based on the combination of polarization pulse shaping and time-resolved two-photon photoemission electron microscopy, we demonstrate such control over nanoscale spatial and ultrafast temporal degrees of freedom of an electromagnetic excitation in the vicinity of a nanostructure. The time-resolved cross-correlation measurement of the local photoemission yield reveals the switching of the nanolocalized optical near-field distribution with a lateral resolution well below the diffraction limit and a temporal resolution on the femtosecond time scale. In addition, successful adaptive spatiotemporal control demonstrates the flexibility of the method. This flexible simultaneous control of temporal and spatial properties of nanophotonic excitations opens new possibilities to tailor and optimize the lightmatter interaction in spectroscopic methods as well as in nanophotonic applications. PMID:20212153

  11. High-order terms in the renormalized perturbation theory for the Anderson impurity model

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    Pandis, Vassilis; Hewson, Alex C.

    2015-09-01

    We study the renormalized perturbation theory of the single-impurity Anderson model, particularly the high-order terms in the expansion of the self-energy in powers of the renormalized coupling U ˜. Though the presence of counterterms in the renormalized theory may appear to complicate the diagrammatics, we show how these can be seamlessly accommodated by carrying out the calculation order-by-order in terms of skeleton diagrams. We describe how the diagrams pertinent to the renormalized self-energy and four vertex can be automatically generated, translated into integrals, and numerically integrated. To maximize the efficiency of our approach we introduce a generalized k -particle/hole propagator, which is used to analytically simplify the resultant integrals and reduce the dimensionality of the integration. We present results for the self-energy and spectral density to fifth order in U ˜, for various values of the model asymmetry, and compare them to a numerical renormalization group calculation.

  12. Classical mapping for Hubbard operators: Application to the double-Anderson model

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    Li, Bin; Miller, William H.; Levy, Tal J.; Rabani, Eran

    2014-05-28

    A classical Cartesian mapping for Hubbard operators is developed to describe the nonequilibrium transport of an open quantum system with many electrons. The mapping of the Hubbard operators representing the many-body Hamiltonian is derived by using analogies from classical mappings of boson creation and annihilation operators vis--vis a coherent state representation. The approach provides qualitative results for a double quantum dot array (double Anderson impurity model) coupled to fermionic leads for a range of bias voltages, Coulomb couplings, and hopping terms. While the width and height of the conduction peaks show deviations from the master equation approach considered to be accurate in the limit of weak system-leads couplings and high temperatures, the Hubbard mapping captures all transport channels involving transition between many electron states, some of which are not captured by approximate nonequilibrium Green function closures.

  13. Leggett Modes and the Anderson-Higgs Mechanism in Superconductors without Inversion Symmetry

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    Bittner, Nikolaj; Einzel, Dietrich; Klam, Ludwig; Manske, Dirk

    2015-11-01

    We develop a microscopic and gauge-invariant theory for collective modes resulting from the phase of the superconducting order parameter in noncentrosymmetric superconductors. Considering various crystal symmetries, we derive the corresponding gauge mode ?G(q ) and find, in particular, new Leggett modes ?L(q ) with characteristic properties that are unique to noncentrosymmetric superconductors. We calculate their mass and dispersion that reflect the underlying spin-orbit coupling and thus the balance between triplet and singlet superconductivity occurring simultaneously. Finally, we demonstrate the role of the Anderson-Higgs mechanism: while the long-range Coulomb interaction shifts ?G(q ) to the condensate plasma mode ?P(q ), it leaves the mass ?0 of the new Leggett mode unaffected and only slightly modifies its dispersion.

  14. Decay of a nonlinear impurity in a structured continuum from a nonlinear Fano-Anderson model

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    Longhi, Stefano

    2007-05-01

    The decay dynamics of a nonlinear impurity mode embedded in a linear structured continuum is theoretically investigated in the framework of a nonlinear Fano-Anderson model. A gradient flow dynamics for the survival probability is derived in the Van Hove ({lambda}{sup 2}t) limit by a multiple-scale asymptotic analysis, and the role of nonlinearity on the decay law is discussed. In particular, it is shown that the existence of bound states embedded in the continuum acts as transient trapping states which slow down the decay. The dynamical behavior predicted in the {lambda}{sup 2}t limit is studied in detail for a simple tight-binding one-dimensional lattice model, which may describe electron or photon transport in condensed matter or photonic systems. Numerical simulations of the underlying equations confirm, in particular, the trapping effect in the decay process due to bound states embedded in the continuum.

  15. The Ce 4{ital f} surface shift: A test for the Anderson-impurity Hamiltonian

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    Duo, L.; De Rossi, S.; Vavassori, P.; Ciccacci, F.; Olcese, G.L.; Chiaia, G.; Lindau, I.

    1996-12-01

    Evidence is provided of the role of the different hybridization strengths between the surface and the bulk in determining the magnitude of the surface shift for the shallow Ce 4{ital f} levels, with respect to the deeper core levels. This was achieved by comparing the photoemission core levels for a weakly hybridized case (CeAl) to a case of intermediate hybridization ({gamma}-Ce). For CeAl a 4{ital f} surface shift of 0.45 eV was observed, similar to that for the 5{ital p} core level, whereas a smaller (if any) 4{ital f} surface shift was observed for {gamma}-Ce. Model calculations based on the Anderson impurity Hamiltonian are shown to give a correct evaluation of this effect, which can be exploited as a way of testing the results of such a description for the Ce {ital f} states. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  16. Leveraging Anderson Acceleration for improved convergence of iterative solutions to transport systems

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    Willert, Jeffrey; Taitano, William T.; Knoll, Dana

    2014-09-01

    In this note we demonstrate that using Anderson Acceleration (AA) in place of a standard Picard iteration can not only increase the convergence rate but also make the iteration more robust for two transport applications. We also compare the convergence acceleration provided by AA to that provided by moment-based acceleration methods. Additionally, we demonstrate that those two acceleration methods can be used together in a nested fashion. We begin by describing the AA algorithm. At this point, we will describe two application problems, one from neutronics and one from plasma physics, on which we will apply AA. We provide computational results which highlight the benefits of using AA, namely that we can compute solutions using fewer function evaluations, larger time-steps, and achieve a more robust iteration.

  17. Laparoscopic Anderson-Hynes procedure as a treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction caused by fibroepithelial polyp.

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    Szydelko, Tomasz; Tuchendler, Tomasz; Litarski, Adam; Urba?czyk, Grzegorz; Apozna?ski, Wojciech; Janczak, Dariusz

    2013-12-01

    Fibroepithelial polyps (FEPs) are rare benign ureteral neoplasms of mesodermal origin. As an intrinsic cause of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) they are very uncommon. Excretory urography and diuretic renography used by many urologists to diagnose a UPJO may not detect the ureteral polyp. We present a case of ureteropelvic junction obstruction caused by a fibroepithelial polyp, which was not diagnosed preoperatively. The patient underwent successful laparoscopic excision of the polyp with Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasty. We believe that laparoscopy is a useful, minimally invasive operative technique in the treatment of FEPs and may be considered a procedure of choice in large polyps, in which cases the endoscopic procedure is difficult or impossible to perform. PMID:24501609

  18. Measuring service quality at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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    Anderson, E A; Zwelling, L A

    1996-01-01

    Evaluates the service quality of four clinics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center using a questionnaire methodology. The SERVQUAL instrument was administered to patients of the Medical Breast, Leukemia, Medical Gastroenterology and Bone Marrow Aspiration clinics. Results show that, according to the service gap methodology of comparing expectations and perceptions, across all four clinics the issues of billing accuracy and waiting times are deemed by patients as significant problems. In comparing the individual clinics, the Medical Gastroenterology and Leukemia clinics are best performers and the Medical Breast clinic is the worst. However, these differences in performance are due to differences in patients' expectations of service quality, rather than differences in perceptions. Concludes that customer expectations can have a strong impact on a firm's evaluation of its service quality. PMID:10162922

  19. High-energy neutron dosimetry at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility

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    Mallett, M.W.; Vasilik, D.G.; Littlejohn, G.J.; Cortez, J.R.

    1990-01-01

    Neutron energy spectrum measurements performed at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility indicated potential areas for high energy neutron exposure to personnel. The low sensitivity of the Los Alamos thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) to high energy neutrons warranted issuing a NTA dosimeter in addition to the TLD badge to employees entering these areas. The dosimeter consists of a plastic holder surrounding NTA film that has been desiccated and sealed in a dry nitrogen environment. A study of the fading of latent images in NTA film demonstrated the success of this packaging method to control the phenomenon. The Los Alamos NTA dosimeter is characterized and the fading study discussed. 10 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Leveraging Anderson Acceleration for improved convergence of iterative solutions to transport systems

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    Willert, Jeffrey; Taitano, William T.; Knoll, Dana

    2014-09-15

    In this note we demonstrate that using Anderson Acceleration (AA) in place of a standard Picard iteration can not only increase the convergence rate but also make the iteration more robust for two transport applications. We also compare the convergence acceleration provided by AA to that provided by moment-based acceleration methods. Additionally, we demonstrate that those two acceleration methods can be used together in a nested fashion. We begin by describing the AA algorithm. At this point, we will describe two application problems, one from neutronics and one from plasma physics, on which we will apply AA. We provide computational results which highlight the benefits of using AA, namely that we can compute solutions using fewer function evaluations, larger time-steps, and achieve a more robust iteration.

  1. Classical mapping for Hubbard operators: application to the double-Anderson model.

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    Li, Bin; Miller, William H; Levy, Tal J; Rabani, Eran

    2014-05-28

    A classical Cartesian mapping for Hubbard operators is developed to describe the nonequilibrium transport of an open quantum system with many electrons. The mapping of the Hubbard operators representing the many-body Hamiltonian is derived by using analogies from classical mappings of boson creation and annihilation operators vis-à-vis a coherent state representation. The approach provides qualitative results for a double quantum dot array (double Anderson impurity model) coupled to fermionic leads for a range of bias voltages, Coulomb couplings, and hopping terms. While the width and height of the conduction peaks show deviations from the master equation approach considered to be accurate in the limit of weak system-leads couplings and high temperatures, the Hubbard mapping captures all transport channels involving transition between many electron states, some of which are not captured by approximate nonequilibrium Green function closures. PMID:24880265

  2. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Radio observations of Galactic WISE HII regions (Anderson+, 2015)

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    Anderson, L. D.; Armentrout, W. P.; Johnstone, B. M.; Bania, T. M.; Balser, D. S.; Wenger, T. V.; Cunningham, V.

    2016-01-01

    We draw our targets from the MIR objects in the WISE catalog of Anderson+, 2014, J/ApJS/212/1. We also include in our sample Sharpless H II regions (Sharpless 1959, VII/20). See section 2 for further details. Our observations were made with the GBT 100m telescope from 2012 July through 2014 August. There are seven radio recombination lines (RRLs) that can be cleanly observed simultaneously with the GBT in the X-band: H87α to H93α. We average these seven RRLs (each at two orthogonal polarizations) to create a single average RRL spectrum. We followed the same GBT observational procedure as in the original HRDS (Green Bank Telescope H II Region Discovery Survey (GBT HRDS; Bania et al. 2010ApJ...718L.106B). (3 data files).

  3. GW approach to Anderson model in and out of equilibrium : scaling properties in the Kondo regime.

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    Spataru, Dan Catalin

    2010-03-01

    The low-energy properties of the Anderson model for a single impurity coupled to two leads are studied using the GW approximation. We find that quantities such as the spectral function at zero temperature, the linear-response conductance as function of temperature or the differential conductance as function of bias voltage exhibit universal scaling behavior in the Kondo regime. We show how the form of the GW scaling functions relates to the form of the scaling functions obtained from the exact solution at equilibrium. We also compare the energy scale that goes inside the GW scaling functions with the exact Kondo temperature, for a broad range of the Coulomb interaction strength in the asymptotic regime. This analysis allows to clarify a presently suspended question in the literature, namely whether or not the GW solution captures the Kondo resonance.

  4. Volcanic ash dispersed in the Wyodak-Anderson coal bed, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

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    Triplehorn, D.M.; Stanton, R.W.; Ruppert, L.F.; Crowley, S.S.

    1991-01-01

    Minerals derived from air-fall volcanic ash were found in two zones in the upper Paleocene Wyodak-Anderson coal bed of the Fort Union Formation in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, and are the first reported evidence of such volcanic material in this thick (> 20 m) coal bed. The volcanic minerals occur in zones that are not visually obvious because they contain little or no clay. These zones were located by geophysical logs of the boreholes and X-ray radiography of the cores. The zones correspond to two of a series of incremental core samples of the coal bed that have anomalous concentrations of Zr, Ba, Nb, Sr, and P2O5. Two suites of minerals were found in both of the high-density zones. A primary suite (not authigenic) consists of silt-sized quartz grains, biotite, and minor zircon. A minor suite consists of authigenic minerals, including calcite, pyrite, kaolinite, quartz, anatase, barite, and an alumino-phosphate (crandallite?). The original volcanic ash is inferred to have consisted of silica glass containing phenocrysts of quartz, biotite, zircon, and possibly, associated feldspars, pyroxenes, and amphiboles. The glass, as well as the less stable minerals, probably dissolved relatively quickly and contributed to the minor authigenic mineral suite or was removed from the peat as a result of the prevailing hydrologic conditions present in a raised peat formation. This type of volcanic ash suggests that suggests that volcanic material could have rained on the peat; this fallout may have also had a fertilizing effect on the peat by providing nutrients essential for plant growth thus contributing to the thick accumulations of the Wyodak-Anderson bed. Notwithstanding, the presence of these minerals provides evidence for the contribution by volcanic sources to the mineral content of coal, but not as tonsteins. ?? 1991.

  5. Nonequilibrium dynamics of a singlet-triplet Anderson impurity near the quantum phase transition.

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    Roura Bas, P; Aligia, A A

    2010-01-20

    We study the singlet-triplet Anderson model (STAM) in which a configuration with a doublet is hybridized with another containing a singlet and a triplet, as a minimal model to describe two-level quantum dots coupled to two metallic leads in effectively a one-channel fashion. The model has a quantum phase transition which separates regions of a doublet and a singlet ground state. The limits of integer valence of the STAM (which include a model similar to the underscreened spin-1 Kondo model) are derived and used to predict the behavior of the conductance through the system on both sides of the transition, where it jumps abruptly. At a special quantum critical line, the STAM can be mapped to an infinite- U ordinary Anderson model (OAM) plus a free spin 1/2. We use this mapping to obtain the spectral densities of the STAM as a function of those of the OAM at the transition. Using the non-crossing approximation (NCA), we calculate the spectral densities and conductance through the system as a function of temperature and bias voltage, and determine the changes that take place at the quantum phase transition. The separation of the spectral density into a singlet and a triplet part allows us to shed light on the underlying physics and to explain a shoulder observed recently in the zero bias conductance as a function of temperature in transport measurements through a single fullerene molecule (Roch et al 2008 Nature 453 633). The structure with three peaks observed in nonequilibrium transport in these experiments is also explained. PMID:21386260

  6. Computer-assisted reconstruction of stratigraphic framework of an Anderson coal deposit, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

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    Pierce, F.W.; Molnia, C.L.

    1985-05-01

    The Big George coal bed, 30 mi (48 km) west of Gillette, Wyoming, is the thickest part of a large Anderson coal deposit. The coal resources of this central core, essentially a single bed of coal up to 202 ft (62 m) thick, were previously estimated at 113 billion short tons. This deposit is in the Paleocene Tongue River Member of the Fort Union Formation; overburden ranges from 700 to 2400 ft (213 to 732 m). The Big George bed was initially outlined using geophysical logs from nearly 300 oil and gas drill holes. More logs were studied in the northern portion of Big George and as far north as the Montana state line to examine the entire system of coal beds that includes this thick bed. We interpreted geophysical logs primarily for coal and sandstone, digitized lithologic intervals, and generated strip logs of lithologic sequences using a microcomputer. These computer-generated strip logs of lithologic sequences using a microcomputer. These computer-generated logs were generated in lines of sections, on matching elevations, to reconstruct the stratigraphic framework of subsurface coal in this part of the Powder River basin. The framework was used to trace the interval containing the Anderson deposit into the Decker, Montana, and Recluse, Wyoming, areas. This interval appears to be confined by the Smith coal bed above; the bottom of the interval is less well defined. Lithologic patterns of the framework suggest that a major fluvial channel system defined part of the northwestern boundary of the Big George coal bed. The locations of these channels may have been controlled primarily by Laramide deformation in the Powder River basin.

  7. Identification and Analysis of Learning Preferences of Mentally Ill Adults in Rehabilitative Psychosocial Therapy at the Anderson Mental Health Center.

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    Newman, Michael K.

    A study identified and analyzed the learning preferences of 17 seriously and chronically mentally ill adults participating in the rehabilitative psychosocial therapy program at the Toxaway Church Site of the Anderson Mental Health Center. Staff perceived as boring and unfocused the traditional treatment approach that relied mainly upon…

  8. A versatile and highly efficient post-functionalization method for grafting organic molecules onto Anderson-type polyoxometalates.

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    Vanhaecht, Stef; Jacobs, Jeroen; Van Meervelt, Luc; Parac-Vogt, Tatjana N

    2015-11-28

    A new azide functionalized Anderson polyoxometalate was synthesized, fully characterized and subsequently used as a building block for further POM post-functionalization with organic compounds through a copper catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. Optimization of the reaction conditions led to an efficient, fast, convenient and versatile POM coupling method. PMID:26486549

  9. 10 CFR 8.2 - Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

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    2011-01-01

    ... in Nuclear Energy 75 (1959). In the testimony before the Joint Committee last year, Professor Samuel... 10 Energy 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. 8.2 Section 8.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INTERPRETATIONS §...

  10. 10 CFR 8.2 - Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

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    2010-01-01

    ... in Nuclear Energy 75 (1959). In the testimony before the Joint Committee last year, Professor Samuel... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. 8.2 Section 8.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INTERPRETATIONS §...

  11. Genomic organization and reproductive regulation of a carrier/storage protein in the Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman)

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    The complete genomic region and corresponding transcript of the most abundant protein in the phoretic varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman), were sequenced and found to be homologous with hemelipoglyco-proteins (HeLP/CP) of acarines. The genomic arrangement showed the presence of 14 in...

  12. A novel single-side azobenzene-grafted Anderson-type polyoxometalate for recognition-induced chiral migration.

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    Zhang, Bin; Yue, Liang; Wang, Yang; Yang, Yang; Wu, Lixin

    2014-09-25

    A three-component supramolecular hybrid system based on host-guest recognition and electrostatic interaction has been developed for a consecutive chiral transfer from an alpha-cyclodextrin to cationic dyes via the bridge of a new azobenzene-grafted Anderson-type polyoxometalate cluster. PMID:25089807

  13. Semi-empirical Anderson-Newns-Grimley model for qualitative study of metal clusters adsorbed on metal substrates

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    Vlaev, S. Zh.

    1992-07-01

    The possibility of application of the semi-empirical Anderson-Newns-Grimley model to qualitative determination of Green functions of metal clusters adsorbed on metal substrates is discussed. The Green functions of the adatoms in adsorbed clusters differing in size and geometry are obtained.

  14. Trapping and steering on lattice strings: Virtual slow waves and directional and nonpropagating excitations.

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    Essl, Georg

    2004-06-01

    Using a lattice string model, a number of peculiar excitation situations related to nonpropagating excitations and nonradiating sources are demonstrated. External fields can be used to trap excitations locally but also lead to the ability to steer such excitations dynamically as long as the steering is slower than the field's wave propagation. I present explicit constructions of a number of examples, including temporally limited nonpropagating excitations, directional excitation and virtually slowed propagation. Using these dynamical lattice constructions I demonstrate that neither persistent temporal oscillation nor static localization are necessary for nonpropagating excitations to occur. PMID:15244758

  15. Localized Magnetic States in Three Dimensional Dirac Solids

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    Mashkoori, Mahdi; Mahyaeh, Iman; Akbar Jafari, Seyed

    2016-01-01

    Formation of localized magnetic states in a metallic host is a classic problem of condensed matter physics formalized by P. W. Anderson within the so called single impurity Anderson model (SIAM). The general picture in a host of a simple one-band metal is that a large Hubbard U in the impurity orbital is pre-requisite for the formation of localized magnetic states. In recent years three dimensional (3D) Dirac solids have emerged the hallmark of which is strong spin-orbit interaction. In this work we show that such a strong spin-orbit interaction allows to form localized magnetic states even with small values of Hubbard U. This opens up the fascinating possibility of forming magnetic states with s or p orbital impurities — different from traditional paradigms of d or f orbital based magnetic moments.

  16. 8. POWERHOUSE INTERIOR SHOWING EXCITER No. 1 IN FOREGROUND, EXCITER ...

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    8. POWERHOUSE INTERIOR SHOWING EXCITER No. 1 IN FOREGROUND, EXCITER No. 2., AND GENERATOR UNITS BEHIND EXCITER No. 2 IN BACKGROUND. EXCITER No. 1 GENERATOR HAS A COVER OVER TOP HALF OF COMMUTATOR ELEMENT. VIEW TO NORTHWEST. - Rush Creek Hydroelectric System, Powerhouse Exciters, Rush Creek, June Lake, Mono County, CA

  17. Ultrafast optical excitation of magnetic skyrmions.

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    Ogawa, N; Seki, S; Tokura, Y

    2015-01-01

    Magnetic skyrmions in an insulating chiral magnet Cu2OSeO3 were studied by all-optical spin wave spectroscopy. The spins in the conical and skyrmion phases were excited by the impulsive magnetic field from the inverse-Faraday effect, and resultant spin dynamics were detected by using time-resolved magneto-optics. Clear dispersions of the helimagnon were observed, which is accompanied by a distinct transition into the skyrmion phase, by sweeping temperature and magnetic field. In addition to the collective excitations of skyrmions, i.e., rotation and breathing modes, several spin precession modes were identified, which would be specific to optical excitation. The ultrafast, nonthermal, and local excitation of the spin systems by photons would lead to the efficient manipulation of nano-magnetic structures. PMID:25897634

  18. The aeronomy of vibrationally excited ozone

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    Frederick, J. E.; Allen, J. E., Jr.

    1980-01-01

    Theoretical calculations show that above 80 km in the earth's atmosphere the production of vibrationally excited ozone by chemical processes leads to number densities which are usually larger than those expected for local thermodynamic equilibrium. Quenching of highly excited molecules produced in O+O2+M, O3+M provided a significant source of the lower lying states above the mesopause while the 9.6 microns emission of O3 (0,0,1) was a major sink. Analysis of available laboratory results implied that reactions involving excited ozone play a significant role in the global ozone balance despite the relatively small abundance of the molecule. However, this effect is implicit in many of the rate coefficients currently used in stratospheric calculations. In the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere, where the excited state populations differ from those for thermal equilibrium, published reaction rate data are not necessarily applicable to aeronomic calculations.

  19. Quantum fluctuations and excitations in antiferromagnetic quasicrystals

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    Wessel, Stefan; Milat, Igor

    2005-03-01

    We study the effects of quantum fluctuations and the excitation spectrum for the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a two-dimensional quasicrystal, by numerically solving linear spin-wave theory on finite approximants of the octagonal tiling. Previous quantum Monte Carlo results for the distribution of local staggered magnetic moments and the static spin structure factor are reproduced well within this approximate scheme. Furthermore, the magnetic excitation spectrum consists of magnonlike low-energy modes, as well as dispersionless high-energy states of multifractal nature. The dynamical spin structure factor, accessible to inelastic neutron scattering, exhibits linear-soft modes at low energies, self-similar structures with bifurcations emerging at intermediate energies, and flat bands in high-energy regions. We find that the distribution of local staggered moments stemming from the inhomogeneity of the quasiperiodic structure leads to a characteristic energy spread in the local dynamical spin susceptibility, implying distinct nuclear magnetic resonance spectra, specific for different local environments.

  20. Collective excitations in solids

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    Di Bartolo, B.

    1983-01-01

    This book is based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute on ''Collective Excitations in Solids'' held in Italy in 1981. The objective of the Institute was to formulate a unified and coherent treatment of various collective excitation processes by drawing on the current advances in various branches of the physics of the solid state. Topics include the quantum mechanical description of solids; an introduction to collective excitations in solids; quasi-particles and excitons (models of structure and correlation); coherent wavepackets of phonons; an introduction to exciton physics; excitons in semiconductors; excitons in insulators; inelastic scattering of fast particles by plasmons; from magnons to solitons; quasiparticles in magnetic metals; polaritons; polarons; surface collective excitations; collective excitations in concentrated Mn/sup 2 +/ systems (spectral properties); optical dynamics in concentrated Mn/sup 2 +/ systems; spectroscopy of stoichiometric laser materials (excitons or incoherent transfers.); exciton-hole droplets in semiconductors; excitons and plasmons (collective excitations in semiconductors); picosecond exciton phenomena in chlorophyll complexes; and present trends in collective excitations in solids.

  1. Superposition of Fragment Excitations for Excited States of Large Clusters with Application to Helium Clusters.

    PubMed

    Closser, Kristina D; Ge, Qinghui; Mao, Yuezhi; Shao, Yihan; Head-Gordon, Martin

    2015-12-01

    We develop a local excited-state method, based on the configuration interaction singles (CIS) wave function, for large atomic and molecular clusters. This method exploits the properties of absolutely localized molecular orbitals (ALMOs), which strictly limits the total number of excitations, and results in formal scaling with the third power of the system size for computing the full spectrum of ALMO-CIS excited states. The derivation of the equations and design of the algorithm are discussed in detail, with particular emphasis on the computational scaling. Clusters containing ?500 atoms were used in evaluating the scaling, which agrees with the theoretical predictions, and the accuracy of the method is evaluated with respect to standard CIS. A pioneering application to the size dependence of the helium cluster spectrum is also presented for clusters of 25-231 atoms, the largest of which results in the computation of 2310 excited states per sampled cluster geometry. PMID:26609558

  2. Shiba states and zero-bias anomalies in the hybrid normal-superconductor Anderson model

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    itko, Rok; Lim, Jong Soo; Lpez, Rosa; Aguado, Ramn

    2015-01-01

    Hybrid semiconductor-superconductor systems are interesting melting pots where various fundamental effects in condensed-matter physics coexist. For example, when a quantum dot is coupled to a superconducting electrode two very distinct phenomena, superconductivity and the Kondo effect, compete. As a result of this competition, the system undergoes a quantum phase transition when the superconducting gap ? is of the order of the Kondo temperature TK. The underlying physics behind such transition ultimately relies on the physics of the Anderson model where the standard metallic host is replaced by a superconducting one, namely the physics of a (quantum) magnetic impurity in a superconductor. A characteristic feature of this hybrid system is the emergence of subgap bound states, the so-called Yu-Shiba-Rusinov (YSR) states, which cross zero energy across the quantum phase transition, signaling a switching of the fermion parity and spin (doublet or singlet) of the ground state. Interestingly, similar hybrid devices based on semiconducting nanowires with spin-orbit coupling may host exotic zero-energy bound states with Majorana character. Both parity crossings and Majorana bound states (MBSs) are experimentally marked by zero-bias anomalies in transport, which are detected by coupling the hybrid device with an extra normal contact. We here demonstrate theoretically that this extra contact, usually considered as a nonperturbing tunneling weak probe, leads to nontrivial effects. This conclusion is supported by numerical renormalization-group calculations of the phase diagram of an Anderson impurity coupled to both superconducting and normal-state leads. We obtain this phase diagram for an arbitrary ratio ?/TK, which allows us to analyze relevant experimental scenarios, such as parity crossings as well as Kondo features induced by the normal lead, as this ratio changes. Spectral functions at finite temperatures and magnetic fields, which can be directly linked to experimental tunneling transport characteristics, show zero-energy anomalies irrespective of whether the system is in the doublet or singlet regime. We also derive the analytical condition for the occurrence of Zeeman-induced fermion-parity switches in the presence of interactions which bears unexpected similarities with the condition for emergent MBSs in nanowires.

  3. 16. EXCITERS, AND SYNCHROSCOPE GAUGE ON WALL. ACTIVE ELECTRIC EXCITER ...

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    16. EXCITERS, AND SYNCHROSCOPE GAUGE ON WALL. ACTIVE ELECTRIC EXCITER AT REAR; UNUSED WATER-DRIVEN EXCITER IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST. - Santa Ana River Hydroelectric System, SAR-2 Powerhouse, Redlands, San Bernardino County, CA

  4. Excited State Effective Masses

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    Lin, Huey-Wen; Cohen, Saul; Fleming, George

    2007-11-01

    The effective mass description of Euclidean time hadron correlation functions is extended to incorporate multiple excited states and multiple correlation functions. In general, the effective masses will be determined by finding the roots of some polynomial.

  5. Geomagnetic excitation of nutation

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    Ron, C.; Vondrák, J.

    2015-08-01

    We tested the hypothesis of Malkin (2013), who demonstrated that the observed changes of Free Core Nutation parameters (phase, amplitude) occur near the epochs of geomagnetic jerks. We found that if the numerical integration of Brzeziński broad-band Liouville equations of atmospheric/oceanic excitations is re-initialized at the epochs of geomagnetic jerks, the agreement between the integrated and observed celestial pole offsets is improved (Vondrák & Ron, 2014). Nevertheless, this approach assumes that the influence of geomagnetic jerks leads to a stepwise change in the position of celestial pole, which is physically not acceptable. Therefore we introduce a simple continuous excitation function that hypothetically describes the influence of geomagnetic jerks, and leads to rapid but continuous changes of pole position. The results of numerical integration of atmospheric/oceanic excitations and this newly introduced excitation are then compared with the observed celestial pole offsets, and prove that the agreement is improved significantly.

  6. Application of the S=1 underscreened Anderson lattice model to Kondo uranium and neptunium compounds

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    Thomas, Christopher; da Rosa Simões, Acirete S.; Iglesias, J. R.; Lacroix, C.; Perkins, N. B.; Coqblin, B.

    2011-01-01

    Magnetic properties of uranium and neptunium compounds showing the coexistence of the Kondo screening effect and ferromagnetic order are investigated within the Anderson lattice Hamiltonian with a two-fold degenerate f level in each site, corresponding to 5f2 electronic configuration with S=1 spins. A derivation of the Schrieffer-Wolff transformation is presented and the resulting Hamiltonian has an effective f-band term, in addition to the regular exchange Kondo interaction between the S=1 f spins and the s=1/2 spins of the conduction electrons. The resulting effective Kondo lattice model can describe both the Kondo regime and a weak delocalization of the 5f electrons. Within this model we compute the Kondo and Curie temperatures as a function of model parameters, namely the Kondo exchange interaction constant JK, the magnetic intersite exchange interaction JH, and the effective f bandwidth. We deduce, therefore, a phase diagram of the model which yields the coexistence of the Kondo effect and ferromagnetic ordering and also accounts for the pressure dependence of the Curie temperature of uranium compounds such as UTe.

  7. Basic Properties of Conductivity and Normal Hall Effect in the Periodic Anderson Model

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    Watanabe, Shinji; Miyake, Kazumasa

    2016-04-01

    Exact formulas of diagonal conductivity σxx and Hall conductivity σxy are derived from the Kubo formula in hybridized two-orbital systems with arbitrary band dispersions. On the basis of the theoretical framework for the Fermi liquid based on these formulas, the ground-state properties of the periodic Anderson model with electron correlation and weak impurity scattering are studied on the square lattice. It is shown that imbalance of the mass-renormalization factors causes remarkable increase in σxx and σxy in the valence-fluctuation regime as the f level increases while the cancellation of the renormalization factors causes slight increase in σxx and σxy in the Kondo regime. The Hall coefficient RH shows almost constant behavior in both the regimes. Near half filling, RH is expressed by the total hole density as R{H} = 1/(bar{n}{hole}e) while RH approaches zero near quarter filling, which reflects the curvature of the Fermi surface. These results hold as far as the damping rate for f electrons is less than about 10% of the renormalized hybridization gap. From these results we discuss pressure dependence of residual resistivity and normal Hall effect in Ce- and Yb-based heavy electron systems.

  8. Phase diagram and reentrance for the 3D Edwards-Anderson model using information theory

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    Cortez, V.; Saravia, G.; Vogel, E. E.

    2014-12-01

    Data compressor techniques are used to study the phase diagram of the generalized Edwards-Anderson model in three dimensions covering the full range of mixture between ferromagnetic (concentration 1-x) and antiferromagnetic interactions (concentration x). The recently proposed data compressor wlzip is used to recognize criticality by the maximum information content in the files storing the simulation processes. The method allows not only the characterization of the ferromagnetic to paramagnetic (FP) transition (x<0.22, or x>0.78) but also it equally well yields the spin-glass to paramagnetic (SP) transition (0.22

  9. Water-quality assessment of the Middle Fork Anderson River watershed, Crawford and Perry Counties, Indiana

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    Ayers, M.A.

    1978-01-01

    This report, on water quality for streams in Crawford and Perry Counties, Indiana, defines the variation in concentrations of nutrients, inorganic constituents, suspended sediment, bacteria, and phytoplankton in streams, and chlorinated hydrocarbons in bed materials in the Middle Fork Anderson River watershed; identifies areas and sources of water-quality problems; and determines the effects of existing flood-retarding structures on water quality. The data base for this water-quality assessment included five sets of samples collected from September 1975 through July 1976. Temperature, specific conductance, pH, and dissolved-oxygen concentration of water were measured, and stream discharge was estimated at 25 sites. Samples for laboratory analysis were collected at 9 of these sites in September 1975, at 8 of the sites in December 1975, and at 7 of the sites in March, June, and July 1976. Surface-water quality in the watershed is generally good except for problem-causing concentrations of bacteria, dissolved oxygen, and phosphorus at some sites along the main stem during low flow, and manganese at most sites year-round. (Woodard-USGS)

  10. Advanced Anderson-Fabry disease presenting with left ventricular apical aneurysm and ventricular tachycardia

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    Poulin, Marie-France; Shah, Alap; Trohman, Richard G; Madias, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    A 54-year-old female with Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD)-R342Q missense mutation on exon 7 in alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) gene - presented with sustained ventricular tachycardia. Imaging confirmed the presence of a new left ventricular apical aneurysm (LVAA) and a significantly reduced intra-cavitary gradient compared to two years prior. AFDcv is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by GLA enzyme deficiency. The phenotypic expression of AFD in the heart is not well described. Cardiac involvement can include left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), which is typically symmetric, but can also mimic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Left ventricular apical aneurysm is a rare finding in HCM. We suggest a shared mechanism of LVAA formation in AFD and HCM, independent of the underlying cardiomyopathy. Mechanisms of LVAA formation in HCM include genetic predisposition and long-standing left ventricular wall stress from elevated intra-cavitary systolic pressures due to mid-cavitary obstruction. Both mechanisms are supported in this patient (a brother with AFD also developed a small LVAA). Screening for AFD should be considered in cases of unexplained LVH, particularly in patients with the aneurysmal variant of HCM. PMID:26090373

  11. Portable Automated Mesonet (PAM) data from the 1980 experiment in Anderson Creek Valley

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    Nappo, C.J.; Satterfield, L.C.

    1984-08-01

    During the 1980 ASCOT field study in Anderson Creek Valley, CA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research operated its Portable Automated Mesonet (PAM) system from 9 to 25 September. These data provide continuous measurements of surface-layer winds, temperature, atmospheric pressures, and relative humidities at 27 stations. Wind speed and direction were measured at 4 m (AGL), and temperature, pressure and relative humidity were measured at 2 m (AGL). Observation sampling rate was 1 Hz, and these values were processed into one-minute averages which are stored on magnetic tape. The one-minute average wind direction was calculated as the prevailing wind direction, i.e., the direction of the one-minute averaged wind vector. The data are organized by day and station. In order to simplify examination, the observation periods are divided into daytime (0600 to 2100 LST) and nighttime (1800 to 0900 LST) segments. The data have been edited to remove obvious outliers. The plots are constructed from the one-minute observations. Empty spaces or graphs represent missing or unacceptable data.

  12. Animal model of Sar1b deficiency presents lipid absorption deficits similar to Anderson Disease

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    Levic, Daniel S.; Minkel, JR; Wang, Wen-Der; Rybski, Witold M.; Melville, David B.; Knapik, Ela W.

    2015-01-01

    Anderson Disease (ANDD) or Chylomicron Retention Disease (CMRD) is a rare, hereditary lipid malabsorption syndrome associated with mutations in the SAR1B gene that is characterized by failure to thrive and hypocholesterolemia. Although the SAR1B structure has been resolved and its role in formation of coat protein II (COPII) coated carriers is well established, little is known about the requirement for SAR1B during embryogenesis. To address this question, we have developed a zebrafish model of Sar1b deficiency based on antisense oligonucleotide knockdown. We show that zebrafish sar1b is highly conserved among vertebrates, broadly expressed during development, and enriched in the digestive tract organs, brain and craniofacial skeleton. Consistent with ANDD symptoms of chylomicron retention, we found that dietary lipids in Sar1b deficient embryos accumulate in enterocytes. Transgenic expression analysis revealed that Sar1b is required for growth of exocrine pancreas and liver. Furthermore, we found abnormal differentiation and maturation of craniofacial cartilage associated with defects in procollagen II secretion, and absence of select, neuroD-positive neurons of the midbrain and hindbrain. The model presented here will help to systematically dissect developmental roles of Sar1b and to discover molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to organ-specific ANDD pathology. PMID:25559265

  13. Auxiliary master equation approach within matrix product states: Spectral properties of the nonequilibrium Anderson impurity model

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    Dorda, Antonius; Ganahl, Martin; Evertz, Hans Gerd; von der Linden, Wolfgang; Arrigoni, Enrico

    2015-09-01

    Within the recently introduced auxiliary master equation approach it is possible to address steady state properties of strongly correlated impurity models, small molecules, or clusters efficiently and with high accuracy. It is particularly suited for dynamical mean field theory in the nonequilibrium as well as in the equilibrium case. The method is based on the solution of an auxiliary open quantum system, which can be made quickly equivalent to the original impurity problem. In its first implementation a Krylov space method was employed. Here, we aim at extending the capabilities of the approach by adopting matrix product states for the solution of the corresponding auxiliary quantum master equation. This allows for a drastic increase in accuracy and permits us to access the Kondo regime for large values of the interaction. In particular, we investigate the nonequilibrium steady state of a single-impurity Anderson model and focus on the spectral properties for temperatures T below the Kondo temperature TK and for small bias voltages ? . For the two cases considered, with T ?TK/4 and T ?TK/10 , we find a clear splitting of the Kondo resonance into a two-peak structure for ? close above TK. In the equilibrium case (? =0 ) and for T ?TK/4 , the obtained spectral function essentially coincides with the one from numerical renormalization group.

  14. An inventory of wetlands in the East Fork Poplar Creek floodplain, Anderson and Roane Counties, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect

    1992-12-01

    An inventory of wetlands within the floodplain of East Fork Poplar Creek (EFPC) in Anderson and Roane Counties, Tennessee was conducted during October, 1991 through May, 1992 for the US Department of Energy (DOE) by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District. About 15 miles of EFPC channel and 500 acres of its floodplain are contaminated with mercury and other contaminants released from the Y-12 Plant on the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation. The wetland inventory will serve as baseline information for DOE`s remedial action planning and National Environmental Policy Act compliance efforts related to the contamination. In order to provide broad wetland determinations beyond which future wetland definitions are unlikely to expand, the 1989 Federal Manual for Identifying And Delineating Jurisdictional Wetlands was utilized. Using the manual`s methodology in a contaminated system under the approved health and safety plan presented some unique problems, resulting in intrusive sampling for field indicators of hydric soils being accomplished separately from observation of other criteria. Beginning with wetland areas identified on National Wetland Inventory Maps, the entire floodplain was examined for presence of wetland criteria, and 17 wetlands were identified ranging from 0.01 to 2.81 acres in size. The majority of wetlands identified were sized under 1 acre. Some of the wetlands identified were not delineated on the National Wetland Inventory Maps, and much of the wetland area delineated on the maps did not meet the criteria under the 1989 manual.

  15. Advanced Anderson-Fabry disease presenting with left ventricular apical aneurysm and ventricular tachycardia.

    PubMed

    Poulin, Marie-France; Shah, Alap; Trohman, Richard G; Madias, Christopher

    2015-06-16

    A 54-year-old female with Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD)-R342Q missense mutation on exon 7 in alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) gene - presented with sustained ventricular tachycardia. Imaging confirmed the presence of a new left ventricular apical aneurysm (LVAA) and a significantly reduced intra-cavitary gradient compared to two years prior. AFDcv is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by GLA enzyme deficiency. The phenotypic expression of AFD in the heart is not well described. Cardiac involvement can include left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), which is typically symmetric, but can also mimic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Left ventricular apical aneurysm is a rare finding in HCM. We suggest a shared mechanism of LVAA formation in AFD and HCM, independent of the underlying cardiomyopathy. Mechanisms of LVAA formation in HCM include genetic predisposition and long-standing left ventricular wall stress from elevated intra-cavitary systolic pressures due to mid-cavitary obstruction. Both mechanisms are supported in this patient (a brother with AFD also developed a small LVAA). Screening for AFD should be considered in cases of unexplained LVH, particularly in patients with the aneurysmal variant of HCM. PMID:26090373

  16. Identification of Mott insulators and Anderson insulators in self-assembled gold nanoparticles thin films.

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    Jiang, Cheng-Wei; Ni, I-Chih; Tzeng, Shien-Der; Wu, Cen-Shawn; Kuo, Watson

    2014-06-01

    How the interparticle tunnelling affects the charge conduction of self-assembled gold nanoparticles is studied by three means: tuning the tunnel barrier width by different molecule modification and by substrate bending, and tuning the barrier height by high-dose electron beam exposure. All approaches indicate that the metal-Mott insulator transition is governed predominantly by the interparticle coupling strength, which can be quantified by the room temperature sheet resistance. The Hubbard gap, following the prediction of quantum fluctuation theory, reduces to zero rapidly as the sheet resistance decreases to the quantum resistance. At very low temperature, the fate of devices near the Mott transition depends on the strength of disorder. The charge conduction is from nearest-neighbour hopping to co-tunnelling between nanoparticles in Mott insulators whereas it is from variable-range hopping through charge puddles in Anderson insulators. When the two-dimensional nanoparticle network is under a unidirectional strain, the interparticle coupling becomes anisotropic so the average sheet resistance is required to describe the charge conduction. PMID:24752439

  17. Spin-selective localization of correlated lattice fermions

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    Skolimowski, J.; Vollhardt, D.; Byczuk, K.

    2015-09-01

    The interplay between local, repulsive interactions and disorder acting only on one spin orientation of lattice fermions ("spin-dependent disorder") is investigated. The nonmagnetic disorder vs interaction phase diagram is computed using dynamical mean-field theory in combination with the geometric average over disorder. The latter determines the typical local density of states and is therefore sensitive to Anderson localization. The effect of spin-dependent disorder is found to be very different from that of conventional disorder. In particular, it destabilizes the metallic solution and leads to a spin-selective, localized phase at weak interactions and strong disorder.

  18. Localization, delocalization, and topological phase transitions in the one-dimensional split-step quantum walk

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    Rakovszky, Tibor; Asboth, Janos K.

    2015-11-01

    Quantum walks are promising for information processing tasks because in regular graphs they spread quadratically more rapidly than random walks. Static disorder, however, can turn the tables: unlike random walks, quantum walks can suffer Anderson localization, with their wave function staying within a finite region even in the infinite time limit, with a probability exponentially close to 1. It is thus important to understand when a quantum walk will be Anderson localized and when we can expect it to spread to infinity even in the presence of disorder. In this work we analyze the response of a one-dimensional quantum walk—the split-step walk—to different forms of static disorder. We find that introducing static, symmetry-preserving disorder in the parameters of the walk leads to Anderson localization. In the completely disordered limit, however, a delocalization transition occurs, and the walk spreads subdiffusively to infinity. Using an efficient numerical algorithm, we calculate the bulk topological invariants of the disordered walk and find that the disorder-induced Anderson localization and delocalization transitions are governed by the topological phases of the quantum walk.

  19. [Heart involvement in Anderson-Fabry disease: Italian recommendations for diagnostic, follow-up and therapeutic management].

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    Pieruzzi, Federico; Pieroni, Maurizio; Zachara, Elisabetta; Marziliano, Nicola; Morrone, Amelia; Cecchi, Franco

    2015-11-01

    Anderson-Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations of the GLA gene that encodes alpha-galactosidase A. It is characterized by a multisystemic involvement: the renal, neurological, heart, cochleovestibular and cutaneous systems are the most damaged. Morbidity and mortality of Anderson-Fabry disease depend on renal insufficiency, heart failure and nervous system involvement. Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common cardiac manifestation followed by conduction system disease, valve dysfunction, and arrhythmias. Mild to moderate left ventricular hypertrophy may simulate a non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Management of Anderson-Fabry disease starting from the diagnosis of cardiac involvement, the prevention of complications, the therapeutic aspects, up to appropriate clinical follow-up, requires a multidisciplinary approach. According to recent management guidelines, only few evidence-based data are available to guide the clinical and therapeutic approach to this rare disease. An Italian Board, composed by nephrologists, cardiologists, geneticists, pediatricians and neurologists has been established in order to approve by consensus a diagnostic and therapeutic management protocol. The authors report the results of this cardiologic management consensus. PMID:26571477

  20. Petrographic characteristics of the Wyodak-Anderson coal bed (Paleocene), Powder River Basin, Wyoming, U.S.A.

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    Warwick, P.D.; Stanton, R.W.

    1988-01-01

    Six lithofacies of the thick ( > 30 m) Wyodak-Anderson subbituminous coal bed of the Fort Union Formation (Paleocene), Powder River Basin, Wyoming, can be delimited using megascopic and petrographic data. Previous lithofacies analysis of the rock types associated with the Wyodak-Anderson bed suggested that raised peat accumulated in restricted parts of an inland flood plain. The peat bodies were separated by deposits of contemporaneous, possibly anastomosed channels. In this study, megascopic descriptions from four mine highwalls of the Wyodak-Anderson coal bed were found to be similar to facies defined by microscopic data from core and highwall samples. The data indicate that the upper and lower parts of the coal bed are rich in preserved wood remains (for instance, humotelinite), whereas the middle part of the bed contains comparatively larger amounts of material that resulted from degradation and comminution of the peat (e.g. eugelinite). The facies are interpreted to be the result of different chemical and biological environments at the time of peat formation. ?? 1988.

  1. Practical Local Magnitude Calculation for Local Networks

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    Tunc, B.; Tunc, S.; Caka, D.

    2012-12-01

    In this study, we developed a Matlab application (Ml_Calc) to calculate local magnitude (Ml) for small institudes which has just one or more seismic stations. Ml_Calc algorithm suitable for velocity or acceleration sensors' data obtained by Gralp Systems digitizers. The selected earthquake data can be transferred from SCREAM software to Ml_Calc online or offline. The Ml_Calc algorithm provides two types of solutions for distance, one of them is P-S time differences and the other one is epicentre of earthquake and station coordinates, if earthquake is known. During Ml calculation, instrument correction has been removed and converted to real displacement in milimeter. The obtained displacement data converted to Wood Anderson Seismometer output by using Z=[0;0]; P=[-6.28+4.71j; -6.28-4.71j]; A0=[2080]. Obtained maximum displacement amplitude (A) and distances (dist) used in formula (1) for distances less than 200km and formula (2) for more than 200km. Ml=log10(A)-(-1.118-0.0647*dist+0.00071*dist2-3.39E-6*dist3+5.71e-9*dist4) (1) Ml=log10(A)+(2.1173+0.0082*dist-0.0000059628*dist2) (2) Ml_Calc is a software that easy to implement, can be used for educational purpose and user friendly. Due to this characteristics, Ml_Calc software offered a practical solution to individual users to Ml calculation.

  2. Dynamical Localization in Kicked Quantum Rotors

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    Kamalov, Andrei; Broege, Douglas; Bucksbaum, Philip H.

    2015-05-01

    The quantum periodically ?-kicked rotor has been shown to experience localization within angular momentum space, rotational wavepacket amplification or annihilation, and Bloch oscillations, amongst other effects, depending on the choice of time-separation between individual kicks. Localization within rotation state space has been linked to Anderson localization within 1-D chains, and has been extensively studied with calculations. Previous experiments used cold atoms in optical lattices to measure a related localization phenomenon. We utilize a train of eight femtosecond scale pulses and compare the molecular alignment signal of a true quantum linear rotor at room temperature when it is kicked periodically and aperiodically. Our data is the first observation of the much studied dynamical localization phenomenon within the quantum rotor. Supported through the Stanford PULSE Institute at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

  3. Excitable solitons in a semiconductor laser with a saturable absorber

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    Turconi, Margherita; Prati, Franco; Barland, Stphane; Tissoni, Giovanna

    2015-11-01

    Self-pulsing cavity solitons may exist in a semiconductor laser with an intracavity saturable absorber. They show locally the passive Q -switching behavior that is typical of lasers with saturable absorbers in the plane-wave approximation. Here we show that excitable cavity solitons are also possible in a suitable parameter range and characterize their excitable dynamics and properties.

  4. Two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy.

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    So, P T; Dong, C Y; Masters, B R; Berland, K M

    2000-01-01

    Two-photon fluorescence microscopy is one of the most important recent inventions in biological imaging. This technology enables noninvasive study of biological specimens in three dimensions with submicrometer resolution. Two-photon excitation of fluorophores results from the simultaneous absorption of two photons. This excitation process has a number of unique advantages, such as reduced specimen photodamage and enhanced penetration depth. It also produces higher-contrast images and is a novel method to trigger localized photochemical reactions. Two-photon microscopy continues to find an increasing number of applications in biology and medicine. PMID:11701518

  5. The pioneer woman's view of migraine: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson's thesis "Sur la migraine".

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    Wilkinson, M; Isler, H

    1999-01-01

    This is a presentation of a doctoral thesis of 1870. The author was English but the thesis and the examinations were in French. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, usually referred to as E.G.A., was the first woman in Britain to obtain the title of M.D., but not the first in Europe. Nadeshda Prokofevna Suslova, a Russian, received her M.D. in 1867 in Zurich, the most liberal university at that time, soon to be flooded by female students from Russia. E.G.A. had been applying to the few possible European universities but she settled for Paris after the Empress Eugenie had decided that she should be accepted there. This meant that she could succeed without having to be a Paris resident, just by writing a thesis and passing a series of examinations presided over by Paul Broca. This was important as she was already conducting private and dispensary practice, and could not find a locum (she insisted on a woman). E.G.A. had suffered many setbacks, for being a woman, as such being unacceptable in dissection rooms and operating theatres, and generally in a professional career where women were unheard of. She was finally permitted to receive her medical diploma from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. She wrote about her thesis: "I have chosen Headache as its subject. I had to find a subject which could be well studied without post-mortem observations, of which I can have but very few in either private or dispensary practice; and I wished also to take a large subject, one that demanded some insight into the harmony that exists between the main physiological functions." Marcia Wilkinson (M.W.), who worked in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London for 35 years, heard there of E.G.A.'s thesis on migraine and sent for it from Paris. In 1966 she translated it into English from the original French, being interested both in the subject and in the person of this resolute and lucid woman. When H. Isler found the French thesis in the British Library he intended to translate it but, after discussion, we decided on a joint effort (95% of the translation is by M.W.; very few details were changed, and some footnotes added for better understanding). We think that E.G.A.'s text is a classic, showing profound understanding, sound practical advice, and also, in its theoretical part, the limits of neurophysiological knowledge in Paris when Brown-Sequard was "charge des cours" there. We may add that in her various examinations she had to answer questions, in French, on the use of footprints by the police, the general nature of fishes, toxic fishes, electric fishes, cod liver oil, and the secretion of tears. She earned much applause from the public, which consisted of male French students, and the overt appreciation of Paul Broca, head examiner, and Dr Wurtz, the Dean of the Faculte de Mdecine. The impact of her thesis in the 19th century was modest. It appears to be rather marginal in the German literature of the early 20th century, but it has imprinted the management of migraine at the City of London Migraine Clinic in the last thirty years. The importance of nutrition, regular meals, regular habits, the need to supplement analgesics with antiemetics, and the treatment of the attack with rest, and great quantities of hot tea, were certainly related to E.G.A.'s doctrine. The internationally prevailing recommendation to give antiemetics, and then only analgesics, as well as the combination of both in one tablet, may thus be traced back to E.G.A. via the teachings of M.W. and Nat Blau. PMID:10099853

  6. On Planetary Evolution and the Evolution of Planetary Science During the Career of Don Anderson

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    Solomon, S. C.

    2003-12-01

    The planets of our solar system have long been viewed by Don Anderson as laboratories for testing general aspects of planetary evolution and as points of comparison to the Earth. I was fortunate to have been a student 39 years ago in a course at Caltech that Don taught with Bob Kovach on the interiors of the Earth and the planets. At that time, Mariner 4 had not yet flown by Mars, the lunar Ranger program was still in progress, and it was permissible to entertain the hypothesis that all of the terrestrial planets were identical in bulk composition. In the last four decades spacecraft have visited every planet from Mercury to Neptune; samples from the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and comets reside in our laboratories; and more than 100 planets have been discovered orbiting other stars. More importantly, traditionally distinct fields have merged to the point where planetary scientists must be conversant with the findings and modes of thinking from astronomy and biology as well as the geosciences. A few examples illustrate this confluence. Theoretical models for the structure of the atmospheres of gas-giant planets led to the first astronomical detection of an extrasolar planetary atmosphere for the transiting planet HD209458b. Although the atmospheric models were based on those for solar-system gas giants, the 3.5-day orbital period means that this planet is 100 times closer to its star than Jupiter is to the Sun, its effective temperature is 1100 K, and the detected signature of the planetary atmosphere was absorption by neutral sodium. Sodium in Mercury's exosphere, detected astronomically from Earth, figures into the question of how the terrestrial planets came to have distinct bulk compositions. Hypotheses to account for Mercury's high uncompressed density, and by inference its high ratio of metal to silicate, range from chemical gradients in the early solar nebula to preferential removal of silicates from a differentiated protoplanet by nebular heating or giant impact disruption, processes that would have affected the final composition of the other inner planets to lesser degrees. These hypotheses will be distinguishable by future remote sensing measurements from a spacecraft in Mercury orbit, but all lead to the prediction that volatile species such as sodium should be deficient in Mercury's silicate fraction. The most recent models for Mercury's exosphere are consistent with the idea that the required fresh supply of sodium from Mercury's surface is no greater than that predicted for meteorite infall. One of the leading questions driving the current exploration of Mars is whether the surface or subsurface was ever conducive to the origin and evolution of life. Sites of hydrothermal circulation within the crust may have provided the necessary energy and chemical building blocks. Remote sensing of candidate hydrothermal minerals at the Martian surface is the leading technique being used to seek such sites, but paleomagnetism may offer another route. Several hypotheses link hydrothermal activity to either the formation of magnetic carriers during the lifetime of the Martian dynamo or the alteration of such carriers after the dynamo ceased, leading to the possibility that high-resolution mapping of crustal magnetism may provide a prospecting tool for promising Martian biological habitats. As Don Anderson showed us by example throughout his career, students of the Earth need not confine their attention to a single planet or even a single planetary system. The lessons from diverse fields that planetary scientists must master to stay current will keep all of us --- like Don --- young and curious.

  7. Gutzwiller wave-function solution for Anderson lattice model: Emerging universal regimes of heavy quasiparticle states

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    Wysoki?ski, Marcin M.; Kaczmarczyk, Jan; Spa?ek, Jozef

    2015-09-01

    The recently proposed diagrammatic expansion (DE) technique for the full Gutzwiller wave function (GWF) is applied to the Anderson lattice model. This approach allows for a systematic evaluation of the expectation values with full Gutzwiller wave function in finite-dimensional systems. It introduces results extending in an essential manner those obtained by means of the standard Gutzwiller approximation (GA), which is variationally exact only in infinite dimensions. Within the DE-GWF approach we discuss the principal paramagnetic properties and their relevance to heavy-fermion systems. We demonstrate the formation of an effective, narrow f band originating from atomic f -electron states and subsequently interpret this behavior as a direct itineracy of f electrons; it represents a combined effect of both the hybridization and the correlations induced by the Coulomb repulsive interaction. Such a feature is absent on the level of GA, which is equivalent to the zeroth order of our expansion. Formation of the hybridization- and electron-concentration-dependent narrow f band rationalizes the common assumption of such dispersion of f levels in the phenomenological modeling of the band structure of CeCoIn5. Moreover, it is shown that the emerging f -electron direct itineracy leads in a natural manner to three physically distinct regimes within a single model that are frequently discussed for 4 f - or 5 f -electron compounds as separate model situations. We identify these regimes as (i) the mixed-valence regime, (ii) Kondo/almost-Kondo insulating regime, and (iii) the Kondo-lattice limit when the f -electron occupancy is very close to the f -state half filling, ?1 . The nonstandard features of the emerging correlated quantum liquid state are stressed.

  8. Chronic renal failure, dialysis, and renal transplantation in Anderson-Fabry disease.

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    Sessa, Adalberto; Meroni, Mietta; Battini, Graziana; Righetti, Marco; Mignani, Renzo

    2004-09-01

    Anderson-Fabry disease (AFd) is a rare, inherited, x-linked disease characterized by the deficiency of the lysosomal enzymatic alpha-galactosidase A activity (alpha-Gal-A). The enzyme defect leads to progressive accumulation of glycosphingolipids (GL) in all kinds of cells, tissues, organs, and body fluids. The clinical manifestations are very protean, the residual activity of alpha-Gal-A and/or different gene mutations might explain different phenotypes, but as yet these concepts have not been proven. Usually, patients with AFd show 3 clinical phases, more evident in men than in heterozygous women. The first phase (childhood and adolescence) is characterized by myalgia, arthralgia, acroparesthesia, fever, cutaneous angiokeratomas, and corneal opacities. The second phase is characterized mainly by renal involvement. In the third phase, severe renal impairment and involvement of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular systems are present. The progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is common in hemizygous males (3rd-5th decade of life); usually, death occurs because of cerebral and/or cardiovascular complications in patients undergoing chronic dialysis therapies. The survival of patients with AFd in dialysis is better than in diabetic patients, but it clearly is decreased compared with uremic patients with other nephropathies, despite a lower mean age of uremia (50 versus 60 y). The outcome of kidney transplantation is similar to that found in other patients with ESRD, despite controversial issues published in the past. The use of a kidney donor with normal alpha-Gal-A activity in the control of the metabolic systemic disease is unproven. The recurrence of GL deposits in the kidney graft has been documented rarely. The definitive treatment for AFd is enzyme replacement therapy with purified alpha-Gal-A produced by a genetically engineered human cell line or Chinese hamster oocytes: relatively short-term studies have shown a significant treatment effect on clinical outcome measures. PMID:15490423

  9. Anderson-Stuart Model to Analyze DC Conductivity of Fluormica Glassceramics

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    Jogad, Mahantappa S.; Krishnamurthy, B. S.; Saraswati, V.

    2001-03-01

    The Glassceramics (GC) are essentially polycrystalline solids in the matrix of residual glass phase. They are interesting in view of the scientific and technological importance. The fluormica glass system (K2O MgO Al2O3 MgF2 B2O3 SiO2) was prepared for a specific composition by melt quench technique, and the fluormica GC phase was obtained by giving heat treatment at 1123 K to the glass sample [1]. The transition from glass to GC was confirmed using XRD. The fluormica are structural analogues of natural mica. Here the K+ ions are weakly cross-bonded in tetrahedral sheet. Fluormica exhibits an unusual combination of properties like machinability, resistance to withstand high temperatures, high dielectric constant with low loss, and high DC resistivity [2]. We have measured the DC conductivity (s) as a function of temperature (T) using the two-probe method. These measurements have been analyzed using the Anderson-Stuart (AS) model [3]. The Arrhenius plots of s vs T exhibit two linear regions, and the activation energy of the GC is found to be larger than that of glass [1]. The physical parameters selected to fit s vs T using the AS model which describes fairly well the ionic conduction in the fluormica glass system, are found to be reasonable. However, it appeared that a distribution of activation energies instead of single activation energy is necessary, to explain the experimental data. Dr Mahntappa S Jogad would like to acknowledge the American Physical Societys Kilambi Ramavataram Committee and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, for a visiting fellowship. References: 1. M S Jogad, B S Krishnamurthy and V Saraswati, Asian Journal of Physics, 6, Nos, 142, 158 (1997) 2. Mahantappa S Jogad, B S Krishnamurthy and V Saraswati, J Non Crystalline Solids (Communicated). 3. M. D. Ingram, Phys. Chem. Glasses, 28, 215 (1987).

  10. Cancer-related symptom assessment in France: validation of the French M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory.

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    Guirimand, Frédéric; Buyck, Jean-François; Lauwers-Allot, Elisabeth; Revnik, Julia; Kerguen, Thierry; Aegerter, Philippe; Brasseur, Louis; Cleeland, Charles S

    2010-04-01

    This multicenter study was intended to validate the French version of the M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI-Fr) in French cancer patients (n=162) with solid tumors or hematological malignancies. The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) was used as a part of the validation. Factor analysis showed three underlying constructs for symptom items: general symptoms (pain, fatigue, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath, drowsiness, dry mouth, and numbness or tingling items); emotional and cognitive components (distress, sadness, and remembering items); and a gastrointestinal component (nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite items), with Cronbach's alphas of 0.79, 0.73, and 0.71, respectively. Convergent validity was established by comparing MDASI-Fr items with the EORTC QLQ-C30 scale and the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI). Overall, the 19-item MDASI-Fr score correlated well with the QLQ-C30 global health status, and the pain item of the MDASI-Fr was highly correlated with the short form of the BPI. The most prevalent symptoms were fatigue, distress, dry mouth, and pain. Twenty-five percent of patients reported moderate or severe pain (numeric rating scale >4 on 0-10 severity ratings). Physician ratings of global change on a second visit were significantly associated with changes in patient ratings on the MDASI-Fr, supporting the sensitivity of the measure. Symptoms interfered most with work and general activity. The MDASI-Fr is a valid and reliable tool for measuring symptom severity and interference in French cancer patients. PMID:20413059

  11. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Facility

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    Smith, Alfred; Newhauser, Wayne; Latinkic, Mitchell; Hay, Amy; Cox, James; McMaken, Bruce; Styles, John

    2003-08-26

    The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), in partnership with Sanders Morris Harris Inc., a Texas-based investment banking firm, and The Styles Company, a developer and manager of hospitals and healthcare facilities, is building a proton therapy facility near the MDACC main complex at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas USA. The MDACC Proton Therapy Center will be a freestanding, investor-owned radiation oncology center offering state-of-the-art proton beam therapy. The facility will have four treatment rooms: three rooms will have rotating, isocentric gantries and the fourth treatment room will have capabilities for both large and small field (e.g. ocular melanoma) treatments using horizontal beam lines. There will be an additional horizontal beam room dedicated to physics research and development, radiation biology research, and outside users who wish to conduct experiments using proton beams. The first two gantries will each be initially equipped with a passive scattering nozzle while the third gantry will have a magnetically swept pencil beam scanning nozzle. The latter will include enhancements to the treatment control system that will allow for the delivery of proton intensity modulation treatments. The proton accelerator will be a 250 MeV zero-gradient synchrotron with a slow extraction system. The facility is expected to open for patient treatments in the autumn of 2005. It is anticipated that 675 patients will be treated during the first full year of operation, while full capacity, reached in the fifth year of operation, will be approximately 3,400 patients per year. Treatments will be given up to 2-shifts per day and 6 days per week.

  12. Non-equilibrium STLS approach to transport properties of single impurity Anderson model

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    Rezai, Raheleh Ebrahimi, Farshad

    2014-04-15

    In this work, using the non-equilibrium Keldysh formalism, we study the effects of the electronelectron interaction and the electron-spin correlation on the non-equilibrium Kondo effect and the transport properties of the symmetric single impurity Anderson model (SIAM) at zero temperature by generalizing the self-consistent method of Singwi, Tosi, Land, and Sjolander (STLS) for a single-band tight-binding model with Hubbard type interaction to out of equilibrium steady-states. We at first determine in a self-consistent manner the non-equilibrium spin correlation function, the effective Hubbard interaction, and the double-occupancy at the impurity site. Then, using the non-equilibrium STLS spin polarization function in the non-equilibrium formalism of the iterative perturbation theory (IPT) of Yosida and Yamada, and Horvatic and Zlatic, we compute the spectral density, the currentvoltage characteristics and the differential conductance as functions of the applied bias and the strength of on-site Hubbard interaction. We compare our spectral densities at zero bias with the results of numerical renormalization group (NRG) and depict the effects of the electronelectron interaction and electron-spin correlation at the impurity site on the aforementioned properties by comparing our numerical result with the order U{sup 2} IPT. Finally, we show that the obtained numerical results on the differential conductance have a quadratic universal scaling behavior and the resulting Kondo temperature shows an exponential behavior. -- Highlights: We introduce for the first time the non-equilibrium method of STLS for Hubbard type models. We determine the transport properties of SIAM using the non-equilibrium STLS method. We compare our results with order-U2 IPT and NRG. We show that non-equilibrium STLS, contrary to the GW and self-consistent RPA, produces the two Hubbard peaks in DOS. We show that the method keeps the universal scaling behavior and correct exponential behavior of Kondo temperature.

  13. Singlet-triplet Hamiltonian for spin excitations in a Kondo insulator

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    Barabanov, A. F.; Maksimov, L. A.

    2010-08-15

    In the nonsymmetric version of the periodic Anderson model for a Kondo insulator, an effective singlet-triplet Hamiltonian H{sub s-t} with indirect antiferromagnetic f-f exchange is constructed, which makes it possible to analyze the dynamic magnetic susceptibility {chi}{sub f}(k, {omega}) of f electrons. Hamiltonian H{sub s-t} is used to describe the experimentally observed dispersion of the three-level spin excitation spectrum in YbB{sub 12}. A distinguishing feature of this analysis is the introduction of small-radius singlet and triplet collective f-d excitations that form low- and high-lying spin bands during motion over the lattice.

  14. Nuclear Excitation by Electronic Processes: NEEC and NEET Effects

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    Morel, P.; Daugas, J.M.; Gosselin, G.; Meot, V.; Gogny, D.

    2005-05-24

    The nuclear excitation by electron capture (NEEC) and nuclear excitation by electronic transition (NEET), and related de-excitation, are two important electromagnetic processes to modify the nuclear state populations. In this paper, we present, on one hand, an experiment accepted at GANIL (France) in September 2004 to measure the NEEC effect with a fully stripped 57Fe ion beam and, on the other hand, a complete calculation leading to the NEET rate of the first excited state of the 235U in a local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) plasma.

  15. Nuclear excitation by electronic processes: NEEC and NEET effects

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    Morel, P.; Daugas, J. M.; Gosselin, G.; Mot, V.; Gogny, D.

    2004-12-01

    The nuclear excitation by electron capture (NEEC) and nuclear excitation by electronic transition (NEET), and related de-excitation, are two important electromagnetic processes to modify the nuclear state populations. In this paper, we present, on one hand, an experiment, accepted at GANIL (France) in September 2004, to measure the NEEC effect with a fully stripped 57Fe ion beam and, on the other hand, a complete calculation leading to the NEET rate of the first excited state of the 235U in a local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) plasma.

  16. Nuclear Excitation by Electronic Processes: NEEC and NEET Effects

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    Morel, P.; Daugas, J. M.; Gosselin, G.; Mot, V.; Gogny, D.

    2005-05-01

    The nuclear excitation by electron capture (NEEC) and nuclear excitation by electronic transition (NEET), and related de-excitation, are two important electromagnetic processes to modify the nuclear state populations. In this paper, we present, on one hand, an experiment accepted at GANIL (France) in September 2004 to measure the NEEC effect with a fully stripped 57Fe ion beam and, on the other hand, a complete calculation leading to the NEET rate of the first excited state of the 235U in a local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) plasma.

  17. Excitation Methods for Bridge Structures

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    Farrar, C.R.; Duffy, T.A.; Cornwell, P.J.; Doebling, S.W.

    1999-02-08

    This paper summarizes the various methods that have been used to excited bridge structures during dynamic testing. The excitation methods fall into the general categories of ambient excitation methods and measured-input excitation methods. During ambient excitation the input to the bridge is not directly measured. In contrast, as the category label implies, measured-input excitations are usually applied at a single location where the force input to the structure can be monitored. Issues associated with using these various types of measurements are discussed along with a general description of the various excitation methods.

  18. Nanoscale control of phonon excitations in graphene

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    Kim, Hyo Won; Ko, Wonhee; Ku, JiYeon; Jeon, Insu; Kim, Donggyu; Kwon, Hyeokshin; Oh, Youngtek; Ryu, Seunghwa; Kuk, Young; Hwang, Sung Woo; Suh, Hwansoo

    2015-01-01

    Phonons, which are collective excitations in a lattice of atoms or molecules, play a major role in determining various physical properties of condensed matter, such as thermal and electrical conductivities. In particular, phonons in graphene interact strongly with electrons; however, unlike in usual metals, these interactions between phonons and massless Dirac fermions appear to mirror the rather complicated physics of those between light and relativistic electrons. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of the underlying physics through systematic studies of phonon interactions and excitations in graphene is crucial for realising graphene-based devices. In this study, we demonstrate that the local phonon properties of graphene can be controlled at the nanoscale by tuning the interaction strength between graphene and an underlying Pt substrate. Using scanning probe methods, we determine that the reduced interaction due to embedded Ar atoms facilitates electron–phonon excitations, further influencing phonon-assisted inelastic electron tunnelling. PMID:26109454

  19. Testing the excitability of human motoneurons

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    McNeil, Chris J.; Butler, Jane E.; Taylor, Janet L.; Gandevia, Simon C.

    2013-01-01

    The responsiveness of the human central nervous system can change profoundly with exercise, injury, disuse, or disease. Changes occur at both cortical and spinal levels but in most cases excitability of the motoneuron pool must be assessed to localize accurately the site of adaptation. Hence, it is critical to understand, and employ correctly, the methods to test motoneuron excitability in humans. Several techniques exist and each has its advantages and disadvantages. This review examines the most common techniques that use evoked compound muscle action potentials to test the excitability of the motoneuron pool and describes the merits and limitations of each. The techniques discussed are the H-reflex, F-wave, tendon jerk, V-wave, cervicomedullary motor evoked potential (CMEP), and motor evoked potential (MEP). A number of limitations with these techniques are presented. PMID:23630483

  20. Shear layer excitation, experiment versus theory

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    Bechert, D. W.; Stahl, B.

    1984-01-01

    The acoustical excitation of shear layers is investigated. Acoustical excitation causes the so-called orderly structures in shear layers and jets. Also, the deviations in the spreading rate between different shear layer experiments are due to the same excitation mechanism. Measurements in the linear interaction region close to the edge from which the shear layer is shed are examined. Two sets of experiments (Houston 1981 and Berlin 1983/84) are discussed. The measurements were carried out with shear layers in air using hot wire anemometers and microphones. The agreement between these measurements and the theory is good. Even details of the fluctuating flow field correspond to theoretical predictions, such as the local occurrence of negative phase speeds.

  1. Nonlinear annihilation of excitations in photosynthetic systems.

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    Valkunas, L; Trinkunas, G; Liuolia, V; van Grondelle, R

    1995-01-01

    The theory of the singlet-singlet annihilation in quasi-homogeneous photosynthetic antenna systems is developed further. In the new model, the following important contributions are taken into account: 1) the finite excitation pulse duration, 2) the occupation of higher excited states during the annihilation, 3) excitation correlation effects, and 4) the effect of local heating. The main emphasis is concentrated on the analysis of pump-probe kinetic measurements demonstrating the first two above possible contributions. The difference with the results obtained from low-intensity fluorescence kinetic measurements is highlighted. The experimental data with picosecond time resolution obtained for the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum at room temperature are discussed on the basis of this theory. PMID:8519966

  2. Pulsed Interleaved Excitation

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    Mller, Barbara K.; Zaychikov, Evgeny; Bruchle, Christoph; Lamb, Don C.

    2005-01-01

    In this article, we demonstrate the new method of pulsed interleaved excitation (PIE), which can be used to extend the capabilities of multiple-color fluorescence imaging, fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS), and single-pair fluorescence resonance energy transfer (spFRET) measurements. In PIE, multiple excitation sources are interleaved such that the fluorescence emission generated from one pulse is complete before the next excitation pulse arrives. Hence, the excitation source for each detected photon is known. Typical repetition rates used for PIE are between ?1 and 50 MHz. PIE has many applications in various fluorescence methods. Using PIE, dual-color measurements can be performed with a single detector. In fluorescence imaging with multicolor detection, spectral cross talk can be removed, improving the contrast of the image. Using PIE with FCCS, we can eliminate spectral cross talk, making the method sensitive to weaker interactions. FCCS measurements with complexes that undergo FRET can be analyzed quantitatively. Under specific conditions, the FRET efficiency can be determined directly from the amplitude of the measured correlation functions without any calibration factors. We also show the application of PIE to spFRET measurements, where complexes that have low FRET efficiency can be distinguished from those that do not have an active acceptor. PMID:16113120

  3. A random matrix model with localization and ergodic transitions

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    Kravtsov, V. E.; Khaymovich, I. M.; Cuevas, E.; Amini, M.

    2015-12-01

    Motivated by the problem of many-body localization and the recent numerical results for the level and eigenfunction statistics on the random regular graphs, a generalization of the RosenzweigPorter random matrix model is suggested that possesses two transitions. One of them is the Anderson localization transition from the localized to the extended states. The other one is the ergodic transition from the extended non-ergodic (multifractal) states to the extended ergodic states. We confirm the existence of both transitions by computing the two-level spectral correlation function, the spectrum of multifractality f(? ) and the wave function overlap which consistently demonstrate these two transitions.

  4. Virtual network as excitable medium

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    Shinyaeva, Taisiya S.; Tarasevich, Yuri Yu.

    2016-02-01

    We simulated the spread of an activity in a virtual group using the model of excitable medium. We assumed that the structure of the virtual group corresponds to a scale- free network. In our simulation, the network consists of 100 nodes, the average degree of the nodes is 1.98. We considered the propagation of excitation both in a homogeneous and an inhomogeneous excitable medium. The simulation showed that the initial conditions have a little effect on the behaviour of the model. In inhomogeneous medium, fraction of the excited nodes increases, when permanent excited elements (‘active’ centres) appear in the network. The fraction of the excited nodes increases, when we increase the number of the permanent excited elements. Locations of the active centres do not affect at the level of excitation. External source of activator increases the fraction of the excited nodes in the scale-free network with distribution of parameters.

  5. Modeling collective excitations in cortical tissue

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    Kistler, Werner M.; Seitz, Richard; van Hemmen,, J. Leo

    1998-04-01

    We study a two-dimensional system of spiking neurons with local interactions depending on distance. The interactions between the neurons decrease as the distance between them increases and can be either excitatory or inhibitory. Depending on the mix of excitation and inhibition, this kind of system exhibits a rich repertoire of collective excitations such as traveling waves, expanding rings, and rotating spirals. We present a continuum approximation that allows an analytic treatment of plane waves and circular rings. We calculate the dispersion relation for plane waves and perform a linear stability analysis. Only waves that have a speed of propagation below a certain critical velocity, are stable. For target patterns, we derive an integro-differential equation that describes the evolution of a circular excitation. Its asymptotic behavior is handled exactly. We illustrate the analytic results by parallel-computer simulations of a network of 10 6 neurons. In so doing, we exhibit a novel type of local excitation, a so-called paternoster.

  6. Magnetostrictive resonance excitation

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    Schwartz, R.B.; Kuokkala, V.T.

    1990-01-01

    The resonance frequency spectrum of a magnetostrictive sample is remotely determined by exciting the magnetostrictive property with an oscillating magnetic field. The permeability of a magnetostrictive material and concomitant coupling with a detection coil varies with the strain in the material whereby resonance responses of the sample can be readily detected. A suitable sample may be a magnetostrictive material or some other material having at least one side coated with a magnetostrictive material. When the sample is a suitable shape, i.e., a cube, rectangular parallelepiped, solid sphere, or spherical shell, the elastic moduli of the material can be analytically determined from the measured resonance frequency spectrum. No mechanical transducers are required and the sample excitation is obtained without contact with the sample, leading to highly reproducible results and a measurement capability over a wide temperature range, e.g. from liquid nitrogen temperature to the Curie temperature of the magnetostrictive material.

  7. Magnetostrictive resonance excitation

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    Schwarz, R.B.; Kuokkala, V.T.

    1992-09-29

    The resonance frequency spectrum of a magnetostrictive sample is remotely determined by exciting the magnetostrictive property with an oscillating magnetic field. The permeability of a magnetostrictive material and concomitant coupling with a detection coil varies with the strain in the material whereby resonance responses of the sample can be readily detected. A suitable sample may be a magnetostrictive material or some other material having at least one side coated with a magnetostrictive material. When the sample is a suitable shape, i.e., a cube, rectangular parallelepiped, solid sphere or spherical shell, the elastic moduli of the material can be analytically determined from the measured resonance frequency spectrum. No mechanical transducers are required and the sample excitation is obtained without contact with the sample, leading to highly reproducible results and a measurement capability over a wide temperature range, e.g. from liquid nitrogen temperature to the Curie temperature of the magnetostrictive material. 10 figs.

  8. Magnetostrictive resonance excitation

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    Schwarz, Ricardo B.; Kuokkala, Veli-Tapani

    1992-01-01

    The resonance frequency spectrum of a magnetostrictive sample is remotely determined by exciting the magnetostrictive property with an oscillating magnetic field. The permeability of a magnetostrictive material and concomitant coupling with a detection coil varies with the strain in the material whereby resonance responses of the sample can be readily detected. A suitable sample may be a magnetostrictive material or some other material having at least one side coated with a magnetostrictive material. When the sample is a suitable shape, i.e., a cube, rectangular parallelepiped, solid sphere or spherical shell, the elastic moduli or the material can be analytically determined from the measured resonance frequency spectrum. No mechanical transducers are required and the sample excitation is obtained without contact with the sample, leading to highly reproducible results and a measurement capability over a wide temperature range, e.g. from liquid nitrogen temperature to the Curie temperature of the magnetostrictive material.

  9. Magnetostrictive resonance excitation

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    Schwartz, R.B.; Kuokkala, V.T.

    1990-12-31

    The resonance frequency spectrum of a magnetostrictive sample is remotely determined by exciting the magnetostrictive property with an oscillating magnetic field. The permeability of a magnetostrictive material and concomitant coupling with a detection coil varies with the strain in the material whereby resonance responses of the sample can be readily detected. A suitable sample may be a magnetostrictive material or some other material having at least one side coated with a magnetostrictive material. When the sample is a suitable shape, i.e., a cube, rectangular parallelepiped, solid sphere, or spherical shell, the elastic moduli of the material can be analytically determined from the measured resonance frequency spectrum. No mechanical transducers are required and the sample excitation is obtained without contact with the sample, leading to highly reproducible results and a measurement capability over a wide temperature range, e.g. from liquid nitrogen temperature to the Curie temperature of the magnetostrictive material.

  10. Broadband near-field enhancement in the macro-periodic and micro-random structure with a hybridized excitation of propagating Bloch-plasmonic and localized surface-plasmonic modes.

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    Lu, Haifei; Ren, Xingang; Sha, Wei E I; Ho, Ho-Pui; Choy, Wallace C H

    2015-10-28

    We demonstrate that the silver nanoplate-based macroscopically periodic (macro-periodic) and microscopically random (micro-random) structure has a broadband near-field enhancement as compared to conventional silver gratings. The specific field enhancement in a wide spectral range (from UV to near-infrared) originates from the abundance of localized surface-plasmonic (LSP) modes in the microscopically random distributed silver nanoplates and propagating Bloch-plasmonic (PBP) modes from the macroscopically periodic pattern. The characterization of polarization dependent spectral absorption, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), as well as theoretical simulation was conducted to comprehensively understand the features of the broadband spectrum and highly concentrated near-field. The reported macro-periodic and micro-random structure may offer a new route for the design of plasmonic systems for photonic and optoelectronic applications. PMID:26400003

  11. Dynamical Localization for Discrete and Continuous Random Schrdinger Operators

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    Germinet, F.; De Bivre, S.

    We show for a large class of random Schrdinger operators Ho on and on that dynamical localization holds, i.e. that, with probability one, for a suitable energy interval I and for q a positive real, Here ? is a function of sufficiently rapid decrease, and PI(Ho) is the spectral projector of Ho corresponding to the interval I. The result is obtained through the control of the decay of the eigenfunctions of Ho and covers, in the discrete case, the Anderson tight-binding model with Bernoulli potential (dimension ? = 1) or singular potential (? > 1), and in the continuous case Anderson as well as random Landau Hamiltonians.

  12. Broadband near-field enhancement in the macro-periodic and micro-random structure with a hybridized excitation of propagating Bloch-plasmonic and localized surface-plasmonic modes

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    Lu, Haifei; Ren, Xingang; Sha, Wei E. I.; Ho, Ho-Pui; Choy, Wallace C. H.

    2015-10-01

    We demonstrate that the silver nanoplate-based macroscopically periodic (macro-periodic) and microscopically random (micro-random) structure has a broadband near-field enhancement as compared to conventional silver gratings. The specific field enhancement in a wide spectral range (from UV to near-infrared) originates from the abundance of localized surface-plasmonic (LSP) modes in the microscopically random distributed silver nanoplates and propagating Bloch-plasmonic (PBP) modes from the macroscopically periodic pattern. The characterization of polarization dependent spectral absorption, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), as well as theoretical simulation was conducted to comprehensively understand the features of the broadband spectrum and highly concentrated near-field. The reported macro-periodic and micro-random structure may offer a new route for the design of plasmonic systems for photonic and optoelectronic applications.We demonstrate that the silver nanoplate-based macroscopically periodic (macro-periodic) and microscopically random (micro-random) structure has a broadband near-field enhancement as compared to conventional silver gratings. The specific field enhancement in a wide spectral range (from UV to near-infrared) originates from the abundance of localized surface-plasmonic (LSP) modes in the microscopically random distributed silver nanoplates and propagating Bloch-plasmonic (PBP) modes from the macroscopically periodic pattern. The characterization of polarization dependent spectral absorption, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), as well as theoretical simulation was conducted to comprehensively understand the features of the broadband spectrum and highly concentrated near-field. The reported macro-periodic and micro-random structure may offer a new route for the design of plasmonic systems for photonic and optoelectronic applications. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr03391h

  13. Disorder in Quantum Vacuum: Casimir-Induced Localization of Matter Waves

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    Moreno, G. A.; Messina, R.; Dalvit, D. A. R.; Lambrecht, A.; Reynaud, S.; Maia Neto, P. A.

    2010-11-19

    Disordered geometrical boundaries such as rough surfaces induce important modifications to the mode spectrum of the electromagnetic quantum vacuum. In analogy to Anderson localization of waves induced by a random potential, here we show that the Casimir-Polder interaction between a cold atomic sample and a rough surface also produces localization phenomena. These effects, that represent a macroscopic manifestation of disorder in quantum vacuum, should be observable with Bose-Einstein condensates expanding in proximity of rough surfaces.

  14. Brain Excitability in Stroke

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    Carmichael, S. Thomas

    2015-01-01

    There is no current medical therapy for stroke recovery. Principles of physiological plasticity have been identified during recovery in both animal models and human stroke. Stroke produces a loss of physiological brain maps in adjacent peri-infarct cortex and then a remapping of motor and sensory functions in this region. This remapping of function in peri-infarct cortex correlates closely with recovery. Recent studies have shown that the stroke produces abnormal conditions of excitability in neuronal circuits adjacent to the infarct that may be the substrate for this process of brain remapping and recovery. Stroke causes a hypo-excitability in peri-infarct motor cortex that stems from increased tonic ?-aminobutyric acid activity onto neurons. Drugs that reverse this ?-aminobutyric acid signaling promote recovery after stroke. Stroke also increases the sensitivity of glutamate receptor signaling in peri-infarct cortex well after the stroke event, and stimulating ?-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate glutamate receptors in peri-infarct cortex promotes recovery after stroke. Both blocking tonic ?-aminobutyric acid currents and stimulating ?-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate receptors promote recovery after stroke when initiated at quite a delay, more than 3 to 5 days after the infarct. These changes in the excitability of neuronal circuits in peri-infarct cortex after stroke may underlie the process of remapping motor and sensory function after stroke and may identify new therapeutic targets to promote stroke recovery. PMID:21987395

  15. Harmonically excited orbital variations

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    Morgan, T.

    1985-08-06

    Rephrasing the equations of motion for orbital maneuvers in terms of Lagrangian generalized coordinates instead of Newtonian rectangular cartesian coordinates can make certain harmonic terms in the orbital angular momentum vector more readily apparent. In this formulation the equations of motion adopt the form of a damped harmonic oscillator when torques are applied to the orbit in a variationally prescribed manner. The frequencies of the oscillator equation are in some ways unexpected but can nonetheless be exploited through resonant forcing functions to achieve large secular variations in the orbital elements. Two cases are discussed using a circular orbit as the control case: (1) large changes in orbital inclination achieved by harmonic excitation rather than one impulsive velocity change, and (2) periodic and secular changes to the longitude of the ascending node using both stable and unstable excitation strategies. The implications of these equations are also discussed for both artificial satellites and natural satellites. For the former, two utilitarian orbits are suggested, each exploiting a form of harmonic excitation. 5 refs.

  16. Aperture excited dielectric antennas

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    Crosswell, W. F.; Chatterjee, J. S.; Mason, V. B.; Tai, C. T.

    1974-01-01

    The results of a comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the effect of placing dielectric objects over the aperture of waveguide antennas are presented. Experimental measurements of the radiation patterns, gain, impedance, near-field amplitude, and pattern and impedance coupling between pairs of antennas are given for various Plexiglas shapes, including the sphere and the cube, excited by rectangular, circular, and square waveguide feed apertures. The waveguide excitation of a dielectric sphere is modeled using the Huygens' source, and expressions for the resulting electric fields, directivity, and efficiency are derived. Calculations using this model show good overall agreement with experimental patterns and directivity measurements. The waveguide under an infinite dielectric slab is used as an impedance model. Calculations using this model agree qualitatively with the measured impedance data. It is concluded that dielectric loaded antennas such as the waveguide excited sphere, cube, or sphere-cylinder can produce directivities in excess of that obtained by a uniformly illuminated aperture of the same cross section, particularly for dielectric objects with dimensions of 2 wavelengths or less. It is also shown that for certain configurations coupling between two antennas of this type is less than that for the same antennas without dielectric loading.

  17. Double Excitations of Helium

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    Menzel, Alexander

    1996-05-01

    The double excitations of helium offer an ideal case for investigating electron dynamics in a three-body system. Our study of the He ^1P^o double excitations comprises measurements of the partial photoionization cross sections ?n (He^+) and the partial photoelectron angular distribution parameters ?n for the series N(K,T)^Ai up to the N=5 threshold. The experiment was performed at the ALS undulator beam line 9.0.1., which provided a photon flux of 2 10^12 photons per second with a small photon energy bandpass of 7 to 12 meV. This level of differentiation, along with the small bandpass, offers the most critical assessment of the dynamics of the two-electron excitations to date. The principal series K=N-2 are clearly delineated in both ?n and ?_n. The ?n show all minor series with N=K-4 very clearly, in contrast to measurements of the total absorption cross section, as well as very weak members with A=-1. Excellent accord between experiment and theory, particularly the hyperspherical close-coupling method, was found for the dynamic properties in all instances, including the interference pattern due to an overlap of N=5 and N=6 series members. Generally, the Rydberg series of resonance-induced profiles vary greatly depending on the final ionic state He^+(n), whereas the peak-to-valley variation in the ?n within a given series N is of similar magnitude for all n. Interestingly, a striking systematic trend is noted through the various series: the resonance-induced profiles for both the ?n and ?n of the photoelectron satellites are virtually identical provided the final ionic state He^+(n), n >= 2, is reached via an excited series N with ?=1, or ?=2, where ?=N-n. This overall pattern might be attributed to the general similarity of states with the same set of approximately good quantum numbers (N-K), A, and T. We tentatively propose an extension of these systematics for higher series N >= 5, although further theoretical work toward understanding these features of the doubly excited states will be needed. The experiment was performed in close collaboration with C.D. Caldwell, M.O. Krause, S.P. Frigo, and S.B. Whitfield. Valuable theoretical contributions were made by J.-Z. Tang and I. Shimamura. Part of the work appeared in Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1479 (1995). This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants PHY-9207634 and PHY-9507573.

  18. Apparatus for photon excited catalysis

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    Saffren, M. M. (Inventor)

    1977-01-01

    An apparatus is described for increasing the yield of photonically excited gas phase reactions by extracting excess energy from unstable, excited species by contacting the species with the surface of a finely divided solid.

  19. Charge transfer excitations from excited state Hartree-Fock subsequent minimization scheme.

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    Theophilou, Iris; Tassi, M; Thanos, S

    2014-04-28

    Photoinduced charge-transfer processes play a key role for novel photovoltaic phenomena and devices. Thus, the development of ab initio methods that allow for an accurate and computationally inexpensive treatment of charge-transfer excitations is a topic that nowadays attracts a lot of scientific attention. In this paper we extend an approach recently introduced for the description of single and double excitations [M. Tassi, I. Theophilou, and S. Thanos, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 113, 690 (2013); M. Tassi, I. Theophilou, and S. Thanos, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 124107 (2013)] to allow for the description of intermolecular charge-transfer excitations. We describe an excitation where an electron is transferred from a donor system to an acceptor one, keeping the excited state orthogonal to the ground state and avoiding variational collapse. These conditions are achieved by decomposing the space spanned by the Hartree-Fock (HF) ground state orbitals into four subspaces: The subspace spanned by the occupied orbitals that are localized in the region of the donor molecule, the corresponding for the acceptor ones and two more subspaces containing the virtual orbitals that are localized in the neighborhood of the donor and the acceptor, respectively. Next, we create a Slater determinant with a hole in the subspace of occupied orbitals of the donor and a particle in the virtual subspace of the acceptor. Subsequently we optimize both the hole and the particle by minimizing the HF energy functional in the corresponding subspaces. Finally, we test our approach by calculating the lowest charge-transfer excitation energies for a set of tetracyanoethylene-hydrocarbon complexes that have been used earlier as a test set for such kind of excitations. PMID:24784248

  20. Charge transfer excitations from excited state Hartree-Fock subsequent minimization scheme

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    Theophilou, Iris; Tassi, M.; Thanos, S.

    2014-04-28

    Photoinduced charge-transfer processes play a key role for novel photovoltaic phenomena and devices. Thus, the development of ab initio methods that allow for an accurate and computationally inexpensive treatment of charge-transfer excitations is a topic that nowadays attracts a lot of scientific attention. In this paper we extend an approach recently introduced for the description of single and double excitations [M. Tassi, I. Theophilou, and S. Thanos, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 113, 690 (2013); M. Tassi, I. Theophilou, and S. Thanos, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 124107 (2013)] to allow for the description of intermolecular charge-transfer excitations. We describe an excitation where an electron is transferred from a donor system to an acceptor one, keeping the excited state orthogonal to the ground state and avoiding variational collapse. These conditions are achieved by decomposing the space spanned by the Hartree-Fock (HF) ground state orbitals into four subspaces: The subspace spanned by the occupied orbitals that are localized in the region of the donor molecule, the corresponding for the acceptor ones and two more subspaces containing the virtual orbitals that are localized in the neighborhood of the donor and the acceptor, respectively. Next, we create a Slater determinant with a hole in the subspace of occupied orbitals of the donor and a particle in the virtual subspace of the acceptor. Subsequently we optimize both the hole and the particle by minimizing the HF energy functional in the corresponding subspaces. Finally, we test our approach by calculating the lowest charge-transfer excitation energies for a set of tetracyanoethylene-hydrocarbon complexes that have been used earlier as a test set for such kind of excitations.

  1. Charge transfer excitations from excited state Hartree-Fock subsequent minimization scheme

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    Theophilou, Iris; Tassi, M.; Thanos, S.

    2014-04-01

    Photoinduced charge-transfer processes play a key role for novel photovoltaic phenomena and devices. Thus, the development of ab initio methods that allow for an accurate and computationally inexpensive treatment of charge-transfer excitations is a topic that nowadays attracts a lot of scientific attention. In this paper we extend an approach recently introduced for the description of single and double excitations [M. Tassi, I. Theophilou, and S. Thanos, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 113, 690 (2013); M. Tassi, I. Theophilou, and S. Thanos, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 124107 (2013)] to allow for the description of intermolecular charge-transfer excitations. We describe an excitation where an electron is transferred from a donor system to an acceptor one, keeping the excited state orthogonal to the ground state and avoiding variational collapse. These conditions are achieved by decomposing the space spanned by the Hartree-Fock (HF) ground state orbitals into four subspaces: The subspace spanned by the occupied orbitals that are localized in the region of the donor molecule, the corresponding for the acceptor ones and two more subspaces containing the virtual orbitals that are localized in the neighborhood of the donor and the acceptor, respectively. Next, we create a Slater determinant with a hole in the subspace of occupied orbitals of the donor and a particle in the virtual subspace of the acceptor. Subsequently we optimize both the hole and the particle by minimizing the HF energy functional in the corresponding subspaces. Finally, we test our approach by calculating the lowest charge-transfer excitation energies for a set of tetracyanoethylene-hydrocarbon complexes that have been used earlier as a test set for such kind of excitations.

  2. Fractal superconductivity near localization threshold

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    Feigel'man, M.V.; Ioffe, L.B.; Kravtsov, V.E.; Cuevas, E.

    2010-07-15

    We develop a semi-quantitative theory of electron pairing and resulting superconductivity in bulk 'poor conductors' in which Fermi energy E{sub F} is located in the region of localized states not so far from the Anderson mobility edge E{sub c}. We assume attractive interaction between electrons near the Fermi surface. We review the existing theories and experimental data and argue that a large class of disordered films is described by this model. Our theoretical analysis is based on analytical treatment of pairing correlations, described in the basis of the exact single-particle eigenstates of the 3D Anderson model, which we combine with numerical data on eigenfunction correlations. Fractal nature of critical wavefunction's correlations is shown to be crucial for the physics of these systems. We identify three distinct phases: 'critical' superconductive state formed at E{sub F} = E{sub c}, superconducting state with a strong pseudo-gap, realized due to pairing of weakly localized electrons and insulating state realized at E{sub F} still deeper inside a localized band. The 'critical' superconducting phase is characterized by the enhancement of the transition temperature with respect to BCS result, by the inhomogeneous spatial distribution of superconductive order parameter and local density of states. The major new feature of the pseudo-gapped state is the presence of two independent energy scales: superconducting gap {Delta}, that is due to many-body correlations and a new 'pseudo-gap' energy scale {Delta}{sub P} which characterizes typical binding energy of localized electron pairs and leads to the insulating behavior of the resistivity as a function of temperature above superconductive T{sub c}. Two gap nature of the pseudo-gapped superconductor is shown to lead to specific features seen in scanning tunneling spectroscopy and point-contact Andreev spectroscopy. We predict that pseudo-gapped superconducting state demonstrates anomalous behavior of the optical spectral weight. The insulating state is realized due to the presence of local pairing gap but without superconducting correlations; it is characterized by a hard insulating gap in the density of single electrons and by purely activated low-temperature resistivity ln R(T) {approx} 1/T. Based on these results we propose a new 'pseudo-spin' scenario of superconductor-insulator transition and argue that it is realized in a particular class of disordered superconducting films. We conclude by the discussion of the experimental predictions of the theory and the theoretical issues that remain unsolved.

  3. Can 3D light localization be reached in ‘white paint’?

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    Sperling, T.; Schertel, L.; Ackermann, M.; Aubry, G. J.; Aegerter, C. M.; Maret, G.

    2016-01-01

    When waves scatter multiple times in 3D random media, a disorder driven phase transition from diffusion to localization may occur (Anderson 1958 Phys. Rev. 109 1492–505 Abrahams et al 1979 Phys. Rev. Lett. 42 673–6). In ‘The question of classical localization: a theory of white paint?’ Anderson suggested the possibility to observe light localization in TiO2 samples (Anderson 1985 Phil. Mag. B 52 505–9). We recently claimed the observation of localization effects measuring photon time of flight (ToF) distributions (Störzer et al 2006 Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 063904) and evaluating transmission profiles (TPs) (Sperling et al 2013 Nat. Photonics 7 48–52) in such TiO2 samples. Here we present a careful study of the long time tail of ToF distributions and the long time behavior of the TP width for very thin samples and different turbidities that questions the localization interpretation. We further show new data that allow an alternative consistent explanation of these previous data by a fluorescence process. An adapted diffusion model including an appropriate exponential fluorescence decay accounts for the shape of the ToF distributions and the TP width. These observations question whether the strong localization regime can be reached with visible light scattering in polydisperse TiO2 samples, since the disorder parameter can hardly be increased any further in such a ‘white paint’ material.

  4. Preliminary report on coal resources of the Wyodak-Anderson coal zone, Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana

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    Ellis, Margaret S.; Gunther, Gregory L.; Flores, Romeo M.; Ochs, Allen M.; Stricker, Gary D.; Roberts, Steven B.; Taber, Thomas T.; Bader, Lisa R.; Schuenemeyer, John H.

    1998-01-01

    The National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA) project by the U.S. Geological Survey is designed to assess US coal with the greatest potential for development in the next 20 to 30 years. Coal in the Wyodak-Anderson (WA) coal zone in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana is plentiful, clean, and compliant with EPA emissions standards. This coal is considered to be very desirable for development for use in electric power generation. The purpose of this NCRA study was to compile all available data relating to the Wyodak- Anderson coal, correlate the beds that make up the WA coal zone, create digital files pertaining to the study area and the WA coal, and produce a variety of reports on various aspects of the assessed coal unit. This report contains preliminary calculations of coal resources for the WA coal zone and is one of many products of the NCRA study. Coal resource calculations in this report were produced using both public and confidential data from many sources. The data was manipulated using a variety of commercially available software programs and several custom programs. A general description of the steps involved in producing the resource calculations is described in this report.

  5. Potentiometric-surface map of the Wyodak-Anderson Coal Bed, Powder River Structural Basin, Wyoming, 1973-84

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    Daddow, Pamela B.

    1986-01-01

    Previous water level maps of shallow aquifers in the Powder River structural basin in Wyoming were based on water levels from wells completed in different stratigraphic intervals within thick sequences of sedimentary rocks. A potentiometric surface using water levels from a single aquifer had never been mapped throughout the basin. The sandstone aquifers in the Fort Union Formation of Paleocene age and the Wasatch Formation of Eocene age are discontinuous and lenticular, and do not extend even short distances. Coal aquifers are more continuous and the Wyodak-Anderson coal bed, in the Fort Union Formation, has been mapped in much of the Powder River structural basin in Wyoming. Water level altitudes in the Wyodak-Anderson coal bed and other stratigraphically equivalent coal beds were mapped to determine if they represent a continuous potentiometric surface in the Powder River structural basin. The potentiometric surface, except in the vicinity of the Wyodak mine east of Gillette, represents a premining condition as it was based on water level measurements made during 1973-84 that were not significantly affected by mining. The map was prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. (Lantz-PTT)

  6. Anderson acceleration of the Jacobi iterative method: An efficient alternative to Krylov methods for large, sparse linear systems

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    Pratapa, Phanisri P.; Suryanarayana, Phanish; Pask, John E.

    2016-02-01

    We employ Anderson extrapolation to accelerate the classical Jacobi iterative method for large, sparse linear systems. Specifically, we utilize extrapolation at periodic intervals within the Jacobi iteration to develop the Alternating Anderson-Jacobi (AAJ) method. We verify the accuracy and efficacy of AAJ in a range of test cases, including nonsymmetric systems of equations. We demonstrate that AAJ possesses a favorable scaling with system size that is accompanied by a small prefactor, even in the absence of a preconditioner. In particular, we show that AAJ is able to accelerate the classical Jacobi iteration by over four orders of magnitude, with speed-ups that increase as the system gets larger. Moreover, we find that AAJ significantly outperforms the Generalized Minimal Residual (GMRES) method in the range of problems considered here, with the relative performance again improving with size of the system. Overall, the proposed method represents a simple yet efficient technique that is particularly attractive for large-scale parallel solutions of linear systems of equations.

  7. Development of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Gynecologic Applicators for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer: Historical Analysis

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    Yordy, John S.; Almond, Peter R.; Delclos, Luis

    2012-03-15

    Purpose: To provide historical background on the development and initial studies of the gynecological (gyn) applicators developed by Dr. Gilbert H. Fletcher, a radiation oncologist and chairperson from 1948 to 1981 of the department at the M.D. Anderson Hospital (MDAH) for Cancer Research in Houston, TX, and to acknowledge the previously unrecognized contribution that Dr. Leonard G. Grimmett, a radiation physicist and chairperson from 1949 to 1951 of the physics department at MDAH, made to the development of the gynecological applicators. Methods and Materials: We reviewed archival materials from the Historical Resource Center and from the Department of Radiation Physics at University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, as well as contemporary published papers, to trace the history of the applicators. Conclusions: Dr. Fletcher's work was influenced by the work on gynecologic applicators in the 1940s in Europe, especially work done at the Royal Cancer Hospital in London. Those efforts influenced not only Dr. Fletcher's approach to the design of the applicators but also the methods used to perform in vivo measurements and determine the dose distribution. Much of the initial development of the dosimetry techniques and measurements at MDAH were carried out by Dr. Grimmett.

  8. Strong correlation induced charge localization in antiferromagnets

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    Zhu, Zheng; Jiang, Hong-Chen; Qi, Yang; Tian, Chushun; Weng, Zheng-Yu

    2013-01-01

    The fate of a hole injected in an antiferromagnet is an outstanding issue of strongly correlated physics. It provides important insights into doped Mott insulators closely related to high-temperature superconductivity. Here, we report a systematic numerical study of t-J ladder systems based on the density matrix renormalization group. It reveals a surprising result for the single hole's motion in an otherwise well-understood undoped system. Specifically, we find that the common belief of quasiparticle picture is invalidated by the self-localization of the doped hole. In contrast to Anderson localization caused by disorders, the charge localization discovered here is an entirely new phenomenon purely of strong correlation origin. It results from destructive quantum interference of novel signs picked up by the hole, and since the same effect is of a generic feature of doped Mott physics, our findings unveil a new paradigm which may go beyond the single hole doped system. PMID:24002668

  9. Get excited: reappraising pre-performance anxiety as excitement.

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    Brooks, Alison Wood

    2014-06-01

    Individuals often feel anxious in anticipation of tasks such as speaking in public or meeting with a boss. I find that an overwhelming majority of people believe trying to calm down is the best way to cope with pre-performance anxiety. However, across several studies involving karaoke singing, public speaking, and math performance, I investigate an alternative strategy: reappraising anxiety as excitement. Compared with those who attempt to calm down, individuals who reappraise their anxious arousal as excitement feel more excited and perform better. Individuals can reappraise anxiety as excitement using minimal strategies such as self-talk (e.g., saying "I am excited" out loud) or simple messages (e.g., "get excited"), which lead them to feel more excited, adopt an opportunity mind-set (as opposed to a threat mind-set), and improve their subsequent performance. These findings suggest the importance of arousal congruency during the emotional reappraisal process. PMID:24364682

  10. BROADBAND EXCITATION IN NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

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    Tycko, R.

    1984-10-01

    Theoretical methods for designing sequences of radio frequency (rf) radiation pulses for broadband excitation of spin systems in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) are described. The sequences excite spins uniformly over large ranges of resonant frequencies arising from static magnetic field inhomogeneity, chemical shift differences, or spin couplings, or over large ranges of rf field amplitudes. Specific sequences for creating a population inversion or transverse magnetization are derived and demonstrated experimentally in liquid and solid state NMR. One approach to broadband excitation is based on principles of coherent averaging theory. A general formalism for deriving pulse sequences is given, along with computational methods for specific cases. This approach leads to sequences that produce strictly constant transformations of a spin system. The importance of this feature in NMR applications is discussed. A second approach to broadband excitation makes use of iterative schemes, i.e. sets of operations that are applied repetitively to a given initial pulse sequences, generating a series of increasingly complex sequences with increasingly desirable properties. A general mathematical framework for analyzing iterative schemes is developed. An iterative scheme is treated as a function that acts on a space of operators corresponding to the transformations produced by all possible pulse sequences. The fixed points of the function and the stability of the fixed points are shown to determine the essential behavior of the scheme. Iterative schemes for broadband population inversion are treated in detail. Algebraic and numerical methods for performing the mathematical analysis are presented. Two additional topics are treated. The first is the construction of sequences for uniform excitation of double-quantum coherence and for uniform polarization transfer over a range of spin couplings. Double-quantum excitation sequences are demonstrated in a liquid crystal system. The second additional topic is the construction of iterative schemes for narrowband population inversion. The use of sequences that invert spin populations only over a narrow range of rf field amplitudes to spatially localize NMR signals in an rf field gradient is discussed.

  11. Search for Gluonic Excitations

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    Eugenio, Paul

    2007-10-26

    Studies of meson spectra via strong decays provide insight regarding QCD at the confinement scale. These studies have led to phenomenological models for QCD such as the constituent quark model. However, QCD allows for a much richer spectrum of meson states which include extra states such as exotics, hybrids, multi-quarks, and glueballs. First discussion of the status of exotic meson searches is given followed by a discussion of plans at Jefferson Lab to double the energy of the machine to 12 GeV, which will allow us to access photoproduction of mesons in search for gluonic excited states.

  12. Search for Gluonic Excitations

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    Paul Eugenio

    2007-10-01

    Studies of meson spectra via strong decays provide insight regarding QCD at the confinement scale. These studies have led to phenomenological models for QCD such as the constituent quark model. However, QCD allows for a much richer spectrum of meson states which include extra states such as exotics, hybrids, multi-quarks, and glueballs. First discussion of the status of exotic meson searches is given followed by a discussion of plans at Jefferson Lab to double the energy of the machine to 12 GeV, which will allow us to access photoproduction of mesons in search for gluonic excited states.

  13. Probing many-body localization by spin noise spectroscopy

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    Roy, Dibyendu; Singh, Rajeev; Moessner, Roderich

    2015-11-01

    We propose to apply spin noise spectroscopy (SNS) to detect many-body localization (MBL) in disordered spin systems. The SNS methods are relatively noninvasive techniques to probe spontaneous spin fluctuations. Here, we show that the spin noise signals obtained by cross-correlation SNS with two probe beams can be used to separate the MBL phase from a noninteracting Anderson localized phase and a delocalized (diffusive) phase in the studied models for which we numerically calculate real-time spin noise signals and their power spectra. For an archetypical case of the disordered XXZ spin chain, we also develop a simple phenomenological model.

  14. Optical conductivity of a metal-insulator transition for the Anderson-Hubbard model in three dimensions away from half filling

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    Chen, X.; Gooding, R. J.

    2009-09-01

    The Anderson-Hubbard model is considered to be the least complicated model using lattice fermions with which one can hope to study the physics of transition-metal oxides with spatial disorder. We have completed a numerical investigation of this model for three-dimensional simple-cubic lattices using a real-space self-consistent Hartree-Fock decoupling approximation for the Hubbard interaction. In this formulation we treat the spatial disorder exactly and therefore we account for effects arising from localization physics. We have examined the model for electronic densities well away from 1/2 filling thereby avoiding the physics of a Mott insulator. Several recent studies have made clear that the combined effects of electronic interactions and spatial disorder can give rise to a suppression of the electronic density of states and a subsequent metal-insulator transition can occur. We supplement such studies by calculating the ac conductivity for such systems. Our numerical results show that weak interactions enhance the density of states at the Fermi level and the low-frequency conductivity, there are no local magnetic moments, and the ac conductivity is Drude like. However, with a large enough disorder strength and larger interactions the density of states at the Fermi level and the low-frequency conductivity are both suppressed, the conductivity becomes non-Drude like, and these phenomena are accompanied by the presence of local magnetic moments. The low-frequency conductivity changes from a ?-?dc?1/2 behavior in the metallic phase, to a ??2 behavior in the nonmetallic regime. For intermediate disorder at 1/4 electronic filling, a metal-to-insulator transition is predicted to take place at a critical U/B?0.75 ( U being the Hubbard interaction strength and B the electronic band width). Our numerical results show that the formation of magnetic moments is essential to the suppression of the density of states at the Fermi level and therefore essential to the metal-insulator transition. At weaker disorder a small lessening of the density of states at the Fermi level occurs but screening suppresses the spatial disorder and with increasing interactions no metal-insulator transition is found.

  15. Charge transfer from delocalized excited states in a bulk heterojunction material

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    Kaake, Loren G.; Moses, Daniel; Heeger, Alan J.

    2015-02-01

    Charge generation in an organic photovoltaic blend was investigated using transient absorption spectroscopy. In films of pure electron donating material, subpicosecond spectral oscillations were observed and assigned to torsional modes associated with excited state relaxation and localization. These modes are systematically suppressed in the presence of fullerene, indicating that a significant fraction of charge transfer occurs prior to excited state localization.

  16. Electromagnetic toroidal excitations in matter and free space

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    Papasimakis, N.; Fedotov, V. A.; Savinov, V.; Raybould, T. A.; Zheludev, N. I.

    2016-03-01

    The toroidal dipole is a localized electromagnetic excitation, distinct from the magnetic and electric dipoles. While the electric dipole can be understood as a pair of opposite charges and the magnetic dipole as a current loop, the toroidal dipole corresponds to currents flowing on the surface of a torus. Toroidal dipoles provide physically significant contributions to the basic characteristics of matter including absorption, dispersion and optical activity. Toroidal excitations also exist in free space as spatially and temporally localized electromagnetic pulses propagating at the speed of light and interacting with matter. We review recent experimental observations of resonant toroidal dipole excitations in metamaterials and the discovery of anapoles, non-radiating charge-current configurations involving toroidal dipoles. While certain fundamental and practical aspects of toroidal electrodynamics remain open for the moment, we envision that exploitation of toroidal excitations can have important implications for the fields of photonics, sensing, energy and information.

  17. Vibronic excitation dynamics in orbitally degenerate correlated electron system

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    Nasu, Joji; Ishihara, Sumio

    2013-11-01

    The orbital-lattice coupled excitation dynamics in orbitally degenerate correlated systems is examined. We present a theoretical framework where both local vibronic excitations and superexchange-type intersite interactions are treated on an equal footing. We generalize the spin-wave approximation so as to take local vibronic states into account. The present method is valid from weak to strong Jahn-Teller coupling magnitudes. Two characteristic excitation modes coexist, a low-energy dispersive mode and a high-energy multipeak mode; these are identified as a collective vibronic mode and Flanck-Condon excitations in a single Jahn-Teller center modified by the intersite interactions, respectively. The present formalism covers vibronic dynamics in several orbital-lattice coupled systems.

  18. Electromagnetic toroidal excitations in matter and free space.

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    Papasimakis, N; Fedotov, V A; Savinov, V; Raybould, T A; Zheludev, N I

    2016-02-24

    The toroidal dipole is a localized electromagnetic excitation, distinct from the magnetic and electric dipoles. While the electric dipole can be understood as a pair of opposite charges and the magnetic dipole as a current loop, the toroidal dipole corresponds to currents flowing on the surface of a torus. Toroidal dipoles provide physically significant contributions to the basic characteristics of matter including absorption, dispersion and optical activity. Toroidal excitations also exist in free space as spatially and temporally localized electromagnetic pulses propagating at the speed of light and interacting with matter. We review recent experimental observations of resonant toroidal dipole excitations in metamaterials and the discovery of anapoles, non-radiating charge-current configurations involving toroidal dipoles. While certain fundamental and practical aspects of toroidal electrodynamics remain open for the moment, we envision that exploitation of toroidal excitations can have important implications for the fields of photonics, sensing, energy and information. PMID:26906961

  19. Excitation of magnetic dipole transitions at optical frequencies.

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    Kasperczyk, Mark; Person, Steven; Ananias, Duarte; Carlos, Luis D; Novotny, Lukas

    2015-04-24

    We use the magnetic field distribution of an azimuthally polarized focused laser beam to excite a magnetic dipole transition in Eu^{3+} ions embedded in a Y2O3 nanoparticle. The absence of the electric field at the focus of an azimuthally polarized beam allows us to unambiguously demonstrate that the nanoparticle is excited by the magnetic dipole transition near 527.5 nm. When the laser wavelength is resonant with the magnetic dipole transition, the nanoparticle maps the local magnetic field distribution, whereas when the laser wavelength is resonant with an electric dipole transition, the nanoparticle is sensitive to the local electric field. Hence, by tuning the excitation wavelength, we can selectively excite magnetic or electric dipole transitions through optical fields. PMID:25955052

  20. Laser pulses for coherent xuv Raman excitation

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    Greenman, Loren; Koch, Christiane P.; Whaley, K. Birgitta

    2015-07-01

    We combine multichannel electronic structure theory with quantum optimal control to derive femtosecond-time-scale Raman pulse sequences that coherently populate a valence excited state. For a neon atom, Raman target populations of up to 13% are obtained. Superpositions of the ground and valence Raman states with a controllable relative phase are found to be reachable with up to 4.5% population and arbitrary phase control facilitated by the pump pulse carrier-envelope phase. Analysis of the optimized pulse structure reveals a sequential mechanism in which the valence excitation is reached via a fast (femtosecond) population transfer through an intermediate resonance state in the continuum rather than avoiding intermediate-state population with simultaneous or counterintuitive (stimulated Raman adiabatic passage) pulse sequences. Our results open a route to coupling valence excitations and core-hole excitations in molecules and aggregates that locally address specific atoms and represent an initial step towards realization of multidimensional spectroscopy in the xuv and x-ray regimes.