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  1. L/sub 2/-L/sub 3/ Coster-Kronig transition probability for Z = 54

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    Semmes, P.B.; Braga, R.A.; Griffin, J.C.; Fink, R.W.

    1987-02-01

    The total Coster-Kronig transition probability f/sub 23/ for the L/sub 2/-L/sub 3/ atomic transition was measured utilizing resolved L-K x-ray coincidence techniques for Z = 54 with radioactive sources of 9.69 day /sup 131/Cs. The value of f/sub 23/ is 0.148 +- 0.029.

  2. Investigation of low-Z Coster-Kronig transitions by means of Auger and photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Yin, L. I.; Tsang, T.; Adler, I.

    1972-01-01

    Experimental intensity ratios of Auger transitions for Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn as well as the relative L sub 2 and L sub 3 level widths of Cu and Zn, derived from their photoelectron spectra, are presented. Evidence is presented that a great deal of vacancy reorganization took place following photoionization and prior to Auger emission. These reorganizations are assumed to be due to Coster-Kronig transitions f sub 23. These results are compared with theoretical calculations and agree with predicted discontinuity at Z = 30 where f sub 23 transitions become energetically impossible.

  3. L -shell Coster-Kronig transition probabilities in Ni, Cu, and Mo measured with synchrotron radiation

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    Sorensen, S.L.; Schaphorst, S.J.; Whitfield, S.B.; Crasemann, B. ); Carr, R. )

    1991-07-01

    A recent technique, based on differential subshell ionization by tuned synchrotron radiation, has been applied to measurements of {ital L}-subshell Coster-Kronig yields of Ni, Cu, and Mo from {ital L}{sub 2} and {ital L}{sub 3} Auger spectra. Results for Ni are {ital f}{sub 23}=0.6+0.2, {ital f}{sub 12}=0.4+0.2, and {ital f}{sub 13}=0.5+0.2; for Cu, {ital f}{sub 23}=0.8+0.1, {ital f}{sub 12}=0.44+0.06, and {ital f}{sub 13}=0.3+0.2; for Mo, {ital f}{sub 23}=0.15+0.02, {ital f}{sub 12}=0.15+0.02, and {ital f}{sub 13}=0.61+0.06. Measured transition probabilities are compared with previously available information. The results are generally consistent with the body of theoretical and experimental data. For Ni and Cu, the present measurements of {ital f}{sub 23} confirm that the {ital L}{sub 2}-{ital L}{sub 3}{ital M4,5} Coster-Kronig channel is accessible in the metals, even though it is energetically cut off in free atoms. Further improvements in synchrotron-radiation sources are likely to make it possible to throw light on several critical questions by means of the present method.

  4. Coster-Kronig transition probability f{sub 23} in gold atoms

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    Dunford, R. W.; Kanter, E. P.; Kraessig, B.; Southworth, S. H.; Young, L.; Mokler, P. H.; Stoehlker, Th.; Cheng, S.; Kochur, A. G.; Petrov, I. D.

    2006-12-15

    We have investigated the Coster-Kronig transition probability f{sub 23} in gold atoms (nuclear charge Z=79) using the L x-ray versus K x-ray coincidence method. K vacancies were created using synchrotron radiation and the cascade decays were measured using germanium x-ray detectors. We find f{sub 23}=0.112{+-}0.004 which is somewhat lower than the recent coincidence measurement of Santra et al. which yielded f{sub 23}=0.119{+-}0.003. Our result is smaller than the values calculated by McGuire (f{sub 23}=0.132) and Puri et al. (f{sub 23}=0.129) but agrees with our own single-configuration Pauli-Fock calculation, which gives f{sub 23}=0.114, as well as the global set of prior experimental data.

  5. Effects of Coster-Kronig transitions on electron-impact excitation rates for fluorinelike ions in their ground states

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    Chen, M.H.; Reed, K.J.; Hazi, A.U.

    1994-03-01

    The contributions of Coster-Kronig resonances to the electron-impact excitation rate coefficients have been calculated for six F-like ions with {ital Z}=26, 34, 42, 47, 54, and 63. The calculations are carried out using the relativistic distorted-wave approximation and the multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock model. We found that resonance excitation via Coster-Kronig transitions is the dominant excitation mechanism at low temperatures for {ital Z}{le}34 and is as important as the direct excitation for heavier ions. In addition, we found that the effects of relativity can reduce the rate coefficients by more than an order of magnitude at electron temperatures {ital T}{lt}100 eV.

  6. Effect of Coster-Kronig transition on dielectronic recombination of the He-like ions

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    Chen, M.H.

    1988-12-15

    Dielectronic recombination rate coefficients have been calculated for He-like ions with atomic numbers Z = 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The calculations include the influence of the Coster-Kronig channels to the excited states of the recombining ion on the rate coefficients. The detailed Auger and radiative rates were calculated using the multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock model in intermediate coupling with configuration interaction. The total dielectronic recombination coefficients for B/sup 3+/, N/sup 5+/, and F/sup 7+/ ions have been found to reduce by 60%, 13%, and 4%, respectively, due to the inclusion of Coster-Kronig channels. For the B/sup 3+/ ion, the dielectronic recombination coefficient from the present work is smaller than the value derived from the Burgess-Merts formula by a factor of 3 at electronic temperature T = 100 eV.

  7. Probing electron correlation, charge transfer, and Coster-Kronig transitions at the 3d and 4d thresholds of Nd by resonant inelastic scattering

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    Moewes, A.; Ederer, D.L.; Grush, M.M.; Callcott, T.A.

    1999-02-01

    Soft x-ray emission near the 3d-4f and 4d-4f thresholds of Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3} is studied with monochromatic synchrotron radiation excitation. At excitation energies above the M{sub IV} threshold, we observe Coster-Kronig enhanced fluorescence from the refill of the 3d hole via the 5p and 4f channel. Fluorescence occurs mainly due to transitions in which charge-transfer provides additional 4f electrons. Resonant inelastic scattering dominates the emission process and we observe two energy loss features at 2.3 and 21 eV, which are due to net transitions within the 4f shell (4f{sup 3}{r_arrow}4f{sup 3}) and 5p{sup 6}4f{sup 3}{r_arrow}5p{sup 5}4f{sup 4}, respectively. The emission spectra resulting from excitations at various energies through the 3d and 4d thresholds were compared and a number of differences were found. Our atomic calculations are in excellent agreement with the experimental results indicating strong localization and a low degree of correlation of the 4f electrons. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

  8. Identification of very low energy projectile Coster-Kronig transitions in high velocity collisions using zero-degree Auger electron spectroscopy

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    Zouros, T.J.M.

    1994-12-31

    The unusual looking {open_quotes}mesa{close_quotes}-shaped cusp observed in O{sup 3+} collisions with He has been investigated using zero-degree electron spectroscopy, in both high resolution for collision energies of 10, 15 and 23 MeV and in lower resolution, but in coincidence with the outgoing charge-analysed projectile, at 10 MeV. The high resolution studies indicate the {open_quotes}mesa{close_quotes} peak to be actually composed of primarily two very strong antoionizing peaks (other than the cusp peak) corresponding to energies of 0.053 {+-} 0.005 and 0.103 {+-} 0.010 eV in the emitter frame. The coincidence studies, indicate these lines to originate from excitation of the O{sup 3+} ion followed by autoionization. Ongoing Hartree-Fock-Slater calculations, severely tested at these extremely small transition energies, indicate that these lines could result from the Coster-Kronig deexcitation of O{sup 3+}(1s{sup 2}2s2pnl) Rydberg states produced during the collision. Furthermore, the unusually sharp edges of these lines giving rise to the characteristic {open_quotes}mesa{close_quotes}-shape look, can be shown to be consistent with the kinematic constraints imposed by the energy and angular acceptance range of the spectrometer.

  9. Relativistic L -shell Auger and Coster-Kronig rates and fluorescence yields

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    Chen, M. H.; Laiman, E.; Crasemann, B.; Aoyagi, M.; Mark, H.

    1979-01-01

    Relativistic calculations of radiationless transition rates to L -subshell vacancy states in selected atoms with Z in the 70-96 range have been performed. The Auger and Coster-Kronig transition probabilities are calculated from perturbation theory, assuming frozen orbitals, in the Dirac-Hartree-Slater approach. Transition rates, fluorescence yields, and Coster-Kronig yields are compared with nonrelativistic theoretical results and with experiment. Relativity is found to affect the L -subshell Auger widths by (10-25)% and individual transition rates to certain j-j configurations by as much as 40% at Z = 80. The widths of L sub i vacancy states and the L sub 2 Coster-Kronig yields f33 from these relativistic calculations agree much better with experiment than earlier nonrelativistic theoretical values.

  10. Observation of super Coster--Kronig-pumped gain in Zn III

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    Walker, D.J.; Barty, C.P.J.; Yin, G.Y.; Young, J.F.; Harris, S.E.

    1987-11-01

    We report the observation of laser gain in the vacuum ultraviolet pumped by super Coster--Kronig decay. Using a 5-J, 300-psec pump pulse of 1064-nm radiation, we have observed gain on transitions in Zn III at 127.0, 130.6, and 131.9 nm with total gains of exp(2.4), exp(5.1), and exp(3.2), respectively. The large branching ratios of the rapid super Coster--Kronig decay into a small number of final levels makes high-efficiency operation possible.

  11. Coster-Kronig yields in silver measured with synchrotron radiation

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    Sorensen, S. L.; Carr, R.; Schaphorst, S. J.; Whitfield, S. B.; Crasemann, B.

    1989-06-15

    The Coster-Kronig transition probabilities /ital f//sub /ital ij// for shifting avacancy from the /ital L//sub /ital i// to the /ital L//sub /ital j// subshell of Ag have beenmeasured by differential photoionization of the subshells with synchrotronradiation by observing the intensity of the ensuing/ital L//sub /ital j//-/ital M//sub 4,5/M/sub 4,5/ Augertransitions. In the course of the analysis, spectator satellites in these Augerspectra were identified. The following Ag Coster-Kronig yields were determined:/ital f//sub 23/=0.16+-0.03,/ital f//sub 12/=0.044+-0.004, and/ital f//sub 13/=0.61+-0.05. While /ital f//sub 23/agrees very well with relativistic independent-particle calculations by Chen/ital et/ /ital al/. (Phys. Rev. A 24, 117 (1981)), /ital f//sub 12/and /ital f//sub 13/ fall below predictions by 35% and 18%, respectively, inqualitative accord with expected many-body effects.

  12. Theory of Coster-Kronig preceded Auger processes in solids

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    Cini, Michele; Ugenti, Simona; Perfetto, Enrico; Stefanucci, Gianluca

    2007-11-15

    We propose the foundations of an extended Auger line-shape analysis of solids aiming to include three-hole features such as the ones due to core-valence-valence Auger decays following Coster-Kronig transitions. In transition metals, such features show up as intense high binding energy satellites of the diagrammatic core-valence-valence lines. Our theory is grounded on the full one-step approach, but to keep the complications to a minimum, in the present exploratory paper, the valence band is assumed fully below the Fermi level. In this way, explicit model calculations can be confidently based on a three-step approach. The line-shape analysis then amounts to compute a three-body Green's function, which, however, is much less known than one- and two-body ones. Our treatment covers the whole range between weak and strong correlations. Furthermore, we show that the relevant physics can be captured by a transparent, computationally simple closed formula. We find that, in general, the satellites cover separated spectral regions with three-hole multiplets, shifted and broadened two-hole features, and distorted bandlike continua.

  13. L-shell Auger and Coster-Kronig spectra from relativistic theory

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    Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.; Aoyagi, M.; Mark, H.

    1979-01-01

    The intensities of L-shell Auger and Coster-Kronig transitions in heavy atoms have been calculated relativistically. A detailed comparison is made with measured Auger spectra of Pt and U. The pertinent transition energies were computed from relativistic wave functions with inclusion of the Breit interaction, self-energy, a vacuum-polarization correction, and complete atomic relaxation. Multiplet splitting is found to distribute Auger electrons from certain transitions among several lines. The analysis leads to reassignment of a number of lines in the measured spectra. Lines originally identified as L2-L3Ni in the U spectrum are shown to arise from M4,5 Auger transitions instead.

  14. Vanishing effect in post-collision interaction during photon-excited Coster-Kronig decay

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    Armen, G.B.; Sorensen, S.L.; Whitfield, S.B.; Ice, G.E.; Levin, J.C.; Brown, G.S.; Crasemann, B.

    1987-05-01

    In radiationless transitions to atomic inner-shell hole states produced by threshold photoionization, the Auger electron energy is shifted up by post-collision interaction between the two continuum electrons. According to both semiclassical and quantum-mechanical models, this shift is expected to disappear if the photoelectron energy exceeds that of the Auger electron (the vanishing or ''no-passing'' effect). This effect, recently observed for a long-lived (4d) hole state of Xe, is now also demonstrated for the very fast Xe L/sub 2/-L/sub 3/N/sub 4/ (J = 3) Coster-Kronig transition, excited with synchrotron radiation.

  15. Auger and Coster-Kronig radial matrix elements for atomic numbers 6 le Z le 92

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    Chen, Mau Hsiung ); Larkins, F.P. ); Crasemann, B. )

    1990-05-01

    Coulomb radial matrix elements for Auger and Coster-Kronig transitions to K-, L{sub 1}-, L{sub 2}-, and L{sub 3}-shell vacancies in singly ionized atoms have been calculated with relativistic Dirac-Hartree-Slater wave functions. Results are tabulated for atomic numbers Z = 6-87 for the K shell and Z = 12-92 for the L subshells. These matrix elements can be used to calculate approximate Auger rates in multiply ionized atoms; the matrix elements are expected to be very useful for the computation of Auger rates in molecules and can be applied in computations of valence-band Auger lineshapes in solids.

  16. Theory of Coster-Kronig preceded Auger processes in solids Michele Cini,1,2 Enrico Perfetto,3 Gianluca Stefanucci,1 and Simona Ugenti1,2

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    Stefanucci, Gianluca

    Theory of Coster-Kronig preceded Auger processes in solids Michele Cini,1,2 Enrico Perfetto,3 three-hole features such as the ones due to core-valence-valence Auger decays following Coster-Kronig, for example, from a Coster-Kronig CK decay of a deeper primary hole or from initial-state shake off during

  17. Theoretical L-shell Coster-Kronig energies 11 or equal to z or equal to 103

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    Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.; Huang, K. N.; Aoyagi, M.; Mark, H.

    1976-01-01

    Relativistic relaxed-orbital calculations of L-shell Coster-Kronig transition energies have been performed for all possible transitions in atoms with atomic numbers. Hartree-Fock-Slater wave functions served as zeroth-order eigenfunctions to compute the expectation of the total Hamiltonian. A first-order approximation to the local approximation was thus included. Quantum-electrodynamic corrections were made. Each transition energy was computed as the difference between results of separate self-consistent-field calculations for the initial, singly ionized state and the final two-hole state. The following quantities are listed: total transition energy, 'electric' (Dirac-Hartree-Fock-Slater) contribution, magnetic and retardation contributions, and contributions due to vacuum polarization and self energy.

  18. Fluorescence yields and Coster-Kronig probabilities for the atomic L subshells. Part II: The L1 subshell revisited

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    Campbell, J.L.

    2009-01-15

    Our recently recommended values for the L1 subshell fluorescence yield {omega}{sub 1} and Coster-Kronig probabilities f{sub 13} and f{sub 12} in the atomic number range 64 {<=} Z {<=} 92 are re-assessed in the light of new experimental data. Special attention is paid to the regions of atomic number in which discontinuities arise due to the onset of L1L2N1, L1L3M4, and L1L3M5 transitions. Attention is drawn to large scatter and to systematic differences in the data from different experimental techniques, both of which result in large uncertainties being attached to the recommended values. The urgent need for additional refined measurements is emphasized.

  19. Coster-Kronig yields of the {sub 54}Xe {ital L} subshells measured through synchrotron photoionization

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    Jitschin, W.; Stoetzel, R.; Papp, T.; Sarkar, M.; Doolen, G.D.

    1995-08-01

    The method of selective photoionization of individual subshells by monochromatized synchrotron radiation has been employed to measure all Coster-Kronig yields of the {sub 54}Xe {ital L} subshells. The energy of the primary radiation was set at about 50 energy points in the range of the {ital L} edges. At each setting, the induced Xe {ital L} fluorescence and the induced Ar {ital K} fluorescence (used for normalization purposes) were recorded simultaneously by a Si(Li) detector. Both Xe and Ar were in the gaseous state. The recorded fluorescence spectra were carefully analyzed with proper modeling of the line tailing due to the intrinsic line profile and the detector line shape. The Coster-Kronig yields were derived by fitting the measured fluorescence intensities versus primary energy with the photoelectric cross sections. The derived yields are sensitive to the precise dependence of the cross sections on primary energy. Evaluations have been performed assuming a smooth power-law dependence and employing corrections for electron-correlation effects, which were estimated from comparative calculations in the independent-particle approximation and linear-response approximation models. Still, the uncertainties of the correlation effects constitute the main contribution to the uncertainties of the derived Coster-Kronig yields. The finally adopted values are {ital f}{sub 12}=0.12{plus_minus}0.03, {ital f}{sub 13}=0.23{plus_minus}0.04, and {ital f}{sub 23}=0.14{plus_minus}0.02.

  20. Core-hole induced charge transfer and Coster-Kronig enhanced fluorescence at the {ital 3d} threshold of lanthanum studied by resonant inelastic scattering

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    Moewes, A.; Stadler, S.; Winarski, R.P.; Ederer, D.L.; Grush, M.M.; Callcott, T.A.

    1998-12-01

    Soft x-ray emission near the {ital 3d} threshold of La is studied with synchrotron radiation. At excitation energies above the M{sub IV} edge we observe Coster-Kronig enhanced fluorescence that refills the {ital 3d} hole via {ital 5p} and {ital 4f} electrons. We find a new delayed onset of the fluorescence as the 7.5-eV inelastic scattering evolves into {ital 3d-4f} emission about 8 eV above the absorption threshold, which we attribute to the energy required to produce a charge-transfer hole. The 16.3-eV Raman-scattering loss is due to a net transition of a {ital 5p} electron into a {ital 4f} orbit. The results are compared with our calculations. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  1. Method of determining the value of the Coster-Kronig parameter (f{sub 23})

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    Santra, Sumita; Mitra, Debasis; Sarkar, Manoranjan; Bhattacharya, Dipan; Sen, Prasanta; Mandal, Atis Chandra

    2004-02-01

    The present work demonstrates the utility and efficacy of a technique to measure the Coster-Kronig parameter (f{sub 23}) of elemental targets. For this purpose a pure gold foil was irradiated in a beam of 88-keV {gamma} rays from a radioactive {sup 109}Cd source. The photoinduced K and L x rays emitted from the gold foil were then measured in coincidence, with the data collected in the list mode. On analysis, the f{sub 23} value of gold was found to be 0.119{+-}0.003. The technique demonstrated here is different in the sense that, in contrast to the earlier coincidence methods, where the x rays emitted directly from a radioactive source are detected in coincidence, in the present method the x rays of the elements under investigation are obtained by photoionization.

  2. Coster-Kronig factor f/sub 13/ of /sub 39/Y measured with the synchrotron photoionization method

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    Jitschin, W.; Grosse, G.; Roehl, P.

    1989-01-01

    The intensity of the L/sub 3/-M/sub 4,5/M/sub 4,5/ Auger line of /sub 39/Y excited by photons with energies in the range of the L/sub 1/ edge has been measured. It exhibits a jump at the edge due to the onset of the Coster-Kronig vacancy transfer from the L/sub 1/ to the L/sub 3/ subshell. From the measured jump ratio 1.13 +- 0.02 the Coster-Kronig yield f/sub 13/ = 0.49 +- 0.09 is derived. This value agrees with a currently recommended value; however, it is significantly smaller than the prediction of recent relativistic calculations.

  3. Line-shape effects on the determination of Coster-Kronig probabilities using Si(Li) x-ray detectors

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    Papp, T.; Campbell, J.L.; Raman, S. Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Debrecen, H-4001, Pf.51 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 )

    1994-02-01

    The great majority of measured values of the Coster-Kronig probability [ital f][sub 23] derive from x-ray coincidence experiments using radionuclide sources or from synchrotron-radiation excitation of thin foils. Very little attention has been paid in published work to the role of line-shape effects and satellites in the x-ray spectra that are obtained. It is shown that this neglect can influence [ital f][sub 23] values derived from such measurements. This may explain in part the well-established trends for measured [ital f][sub 23] values to fall below the theoretical predictions for elements with atomic number [ital Z][lt]90 and to fall above when [ital Z][gt]92. In elemental analysis techniques based upon x-ray emission spectroscopy, where a database of atomic parameters such as Coster-Kronig probabilities is used, the same approximations are made in treating the spectra. Until a more sophisticated approach to spectrum reduction is developed, it may be preferable in this context to use nominal'' Coster-Kronig probabilities derived from experiment in preference to theoretical values.

  4. L{sub 1}-L{sub 3} Coster-Kronig yield for elements with 70{<=}Z{<=}81

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    Sharma, Manju; Singh, Prem; Mehta, D.; Singh, Nirmal; Puri, Sanjiv

    2004-03-01

    The L{sub 1}-L{sub 3} Coster-Kronig (CK) yield f{sub 13} for the {sub 70}Yb, {sub 71}Lu, {sub 74}W, {sub 75}Re, {sub 79}Au, {sub 80}Hg, and {sub 81}Tl elements was deduced using measured intensities of the L{alpha} x rays emitted following decay of the L{sub i}-subshell (i=1,2,3) vacancies produced in widely different proportions by the 59.54 keV {gamma} rays (B{sub L{sub 1}}transition.

  5. Synchrotron-radiation-based determination of Xe L-subshell Coster-Kronig yields: A reexamination via high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy

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    Cao, W.; Dousse, J.-Cl.; Hoszowska, J.; Zitnik, M.; Kavcic, M.; Bucar, K.

    2010-01-15

    The xenon L-subshell Coster-Kronig (CK) transition yields were revisited via high-resolution measurements of the Lalpha{sub 1,2} (L{sub 3}-M{sub 4,5}) and Lbeta{sub 1} (L{sub 2}-M{sub 4}) x-ray emission lines. The L x-ray spectra were measured employing a Johansson-type curved crystal spectrometer and energy-tunable synchrotron radiation. The CK yields were derived from the relative L x-ray intensity jumps at the L edges by fitting the fluorescence intensities as a function of the photon energy to the L-subshell photoionization cross sections. The latter were obtained from the measured L-edge photoabsorption spectrum. Values of 0.118+-0.029, 0.383+-0.037, and 0.096+-0.016 were found for the f{sub 23}, f{sub 13}, and f{sub 12} CK yields, respectively. Thanks to high resolution, the L{sub 1} fluorescence yield of 0.059+-0.002 was also determined from intensity ratios of the well-resolved Lbeta{sub 4} (L{sub 1}-M{sub 2}) and Lbeta{sub 1} (L{sub 2}-M{sub 4}) lines.

  6. M{sub i} (i = 1-5) subshell fluorescence and Coster-Kronig yields for elements with 67 {<=} Z {<=} 92

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    Chauhan, Yogeshwar; Puri, Sanjiv

    2008-01-15

    A complete set of the M{sub i} (i = 1-5) subshell fluorescence and Coster-Kronig (CK) yields has been generated by interpolation for elements with 67 {<=} Z {<=} 92 from the Dirac-Hartree-Slater (DHS) model based values tabulated for a limited number of elements, considering the cutoff/onset of different CK transitions in accordance with the CK transition energies evaluated in the present work. The CK transition energies have been deduced from tabulated values of the Dirac-Hartree-Fock-Slater model based neutral atom binding energies [K. Huang, M. Aoyagi, M.H. Chen, B. Crasemann, H. Mark, At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 18 (1976) 243] and the L{sub i} (i = 1-3) subshell CK transition energies [M.H. Chen, B. Crasemann, K. Huang, M. Aoyagi, H. Mark, At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 19 (1977) 97] in order to establish the cutoff/onset of different CK transitions at specific atomic numbers. A second set of the M{sub i} (i = 1-5) subshell fluorescence yields have also been deduced using radiative widths computed from the Dirac-Fock (DF) model based X-ray emission rates, and the total widths reevaluated to incorporate the DF model based radiative widths in place of those based on the DHS model. Further, the CK-corrected ({nu}{sub i}) and average fluorescence ({omega}{sub M}) fields, which are experimentally important, have been evaluated from the generated set of CK yields and two sets of fluorescence yields.

  7. L-subshell Coster-Kronig yields of palladium determined via synchrotron-radiation-based high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy

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    Cao, W.; Hoszowska, J.; Dousse, J.-Cl.; Kayser, Y.; Kavcic, M.; Zitnik, M.; Bucar, K.; Mihelic, A.; Szlachetko, J.; Slabkowska, K.

    2009-07-15

    We report on the experimental determination of the palladium L-subshell Coster-Kronig (CK) transition yields via high-resolution measurements of the L{alpha}{sub 1,2} (L{sub 3}-M{sub 4,5}) and L{beta}{sub 1} (L{sub 2}-M{sub 4}) x-ray emission lines. The L x-ray spectra were recorded by means of curved crystal spectrometers employing energy-tunable synchrotron radiation for fluorescence production. The CK yields were derived from the relative L x-ray intensity jumps at the L edges by fitting the fluorescence intensities as a function of the photon energy to the photoionization cross sections. The L x-ray intensities were corrected for solid-state effects which were estimated from the comparison of the measured and theoretical Pd L-edge x-ray-absorption spectra. Thanks to high resolution, the partial CK yield f{sub 13}{sup L{sub 1}}{sup L{sub 3}}{sup M} could be extracted from the intensities of the resolved L{alpha}M satellite transitions. For f{sub 23}, f{sub 12}, and f{sub 13} CK rates, values of 0.164{+-}0.033, 0.047{+-}0.001, and 0.730{+-}0.039 were found, respectively. For the partial CK yields f{sub 13}{sup L{sub 1}}{sup L{sub 3}}{sup M} and f{sub 13}{sup L{sub 1}}{sup L{sub 3}}{sup N}, results of 0.406{+-}0.023 and 0.324{+-}0.032, respectively, were obtained.

  8. Exchange and relaxation effects in low-energy radiationless transitions

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    Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.; Aoyagi, M.; Mark, H.

    1978-01-01

    The effect on low-energy atomic inner-shell Coster-Kronig and super Coster-Kronig transitions that is produced by relaxation and by exchange between the continuum electron and bound electrons was examined and illustrated by specific calculations for transitions that deexcite the 3p vacancy state of Zn. Taking exchange and relaxation into account is found to reduce, but not to eliminate, the discrepancies between theoretical rates and measurements.

  9. Dirac-Fock calculations of K -, L -, and M -shell fluorescence and Coster-Kronig yields for Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn, and Uuo

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    Sampaio, J. M.; Madeira, T. I.; Guerra, M.; Parente, F.; Santos, J. P.; Indelicato, P.; Marques, J. P.

    2015-05-01

    In this work, we calculated the fluorescence and Coster-Kronig yields for the K shell and the L and M subshells of Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn, and Uuo (Z =118 ), using a Dirac-Fock model which provides a better description of the electron-electron interaction than previous approaches, and is suitable to handle superheavy elements. The results are compared with available data from other authors. In what concerns Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, and Rn K shells, the obtained results are in very good agreement with the adopted values of Krause [25] and with experiment when available. For the L subshells, our results are in line with existing ones. For the M subshells and for all shells of Uuo there are no previous experimental and theoretical results to compare to our calculations.

  10. Radiationless transitions to atomic M 1,2,3 shells - Results of relativistic theory

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    Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.; Mark, H.

    1983-01-01

    Radiationless transitions filling vacancies in atomic M1, M2, and M3 subshells have been calculated relativistically with Dirac-Hartree-Slater wave functions for ten elements with atomic numbers 67-95. Results are compared with those of nonrelativistic calculations and experiment. Relativistic effects are found to be significant. Limitations of an independent-particle model for the calculation of Coster-Kronig rates are noted.

  11. Auger rates for Ni-, Cu-, and Zn-like ions U. I. Safronova1

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    Johnson, Walter R.

    , 42, 47, 56, 60, 66, 74, 83, and 92 are performed. Auger and Coster-Kronig transition probabilities, and for Coster-Kronig rates in Cu-like ions. Results obtained by averaging over angular momentum substates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2 Average Auger and Coster-Kronig rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3

  12. IOP PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20 (2008) 474209 (5pp) doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/47/474209

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    Stefanucci, Gianluca

    2008-01-01

    ) doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/47/474209 On Coster­Kronig line shapes of solids Michele Cini1,2 , Enrico like the ones due to core­valence­valence Auger decays following Coster­Kronig transitions. While two-hole features and distorted band-like continua. 1. Introduction Coster­Kronig satellites leading

  13. X-ray transitions in highly charged neonlike ions

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    Beiersdorfer, P.; von Gjoeler, S.; Bitter, M.; Hinnov, E.; Bell, R.; Bernabei, S.; Felt, J.; Hill, K.W.; Hulse, R.; Stevens, J.; Suckewer, S.; Timberlake, J.; Wouters, A.; Chen, M.H.; Scofield, J.H.; Dietrich, D.D.; Gerassimenko, M.; Silver, E.; Walling, R.S.; Hagelstein, P.L.

    1987-11-01

    Wavelength measurements of n=3 to n=2 transitions in neonlike Xe/sup 44 +/, La/sup 47 +/, Nd/sup 50 +/, and Eu/sup 53 +/ have been made using a high-resolution Bragg-crystal spectrometer on the Princeton Large Torus tokamak. The measurements cover the wavelength regions 2.00 to 3.00 (angstrom) and include the electric dipole, and the electric and magnetic quadrupole transitions. The measured wavelengths are compared to energy levels obtained from a multiconfigurational Dirac-Fock calculation. Systematic differences between the experimental and theoretical values are found, which vary smoothly with atomic number. The magnitude of the differences depends on the particular type of transition and ranges from -2.8 eV to +2.2 eV. Inclusion of electron correlation corrections due to ground state correlations and (super) Coster-Kronig type fluctuations in the theoretical energies is shown to reduce the differences for some but not all types of transitions.

  14. Inner-valence photoionization of O({sup 1}D): Experimental evidence for the 2s{sup 2}2p{sup 4}({sup 1}D){yields}2s{sup 1}2p{sup 5}({sup 1}P) transition

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    Flesch, R.; Wirsing, A.; Barthel, M.; Plenge, J.; Ruehl, E.

    2008-02-21

    Photoionization and autoionization of electronically excited atomic oxygen O({sup 1}D) are investigated in the energy range between 12 and 26 eV using tunable laser-produced plasma radiation in combination with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. A broad, asymmetric, and intense feature is observed that is peaking at 20.53{+-}0.05 eV. It is assigned to the 2s{sup 2}2p{sup 4}({sup 1}D){yields}2s{sup 1}2p{sup 5}({sup 1}P) transition, which subsequently autoionizes by a Coster-Kronig transition, as predicted by the previous theoretical work [K. L. Bell et al., J. Phys. B 22, 3197 (1989)]. Specifically, the energy of the unperturbed transition occurs at 20.35{+-}0.07 eV. Its shape is described by a Fano profile revealing a q parameter of 4.25{+-}0.8 and a width of {gamma}=2.2{+-}0.15 eV. Absolute photoionization cross section {sigma} is derived, yielding {sigma}=22.5{+-}2.3 Mb at the maximum of the resonance. In addition, weak contributions to the O({sup 1}D) yield from dissociative ionization originating from molecular singlet oxygen [O{sub 2}({sup 1}{delta}{sub g})] are identified as well. Possible applications of the 2s{sup 2}2p{sup 4}({sup 1}D){yields}2s{sup 1}2p{sup 5}({sup 1}P) transition as a state-selective and sensitive probe of excited oxygen in combination with photoionization mass spectrometry are briefly discussed.

  15. Interpretation of the silver L X-ray spectrum

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    Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.; Aoyagi, M.; Mark, H.

    1977-01-01

    Analysis of the Ag L-series X-ray spectrum has been performed, based on relaxed-orbital relativistic transition-energy calculations. Satellite energies were computed in intermediate coupling. It is found that satellites arising from LN double-hole states generally fall within the natural width of the parent diagram lines. Contrary to previous assumption, the observed high-energy satellites are due to LM double-hole states produced by L1-L3M4,5 Coster-Kronig transitions and by shakeoff. The observed peak structure in the satellite spectrum is due to multiplet splitting of the initial and final double-hole states. Theoretical L1-L3M4,5 transition rates based on the Coster-Kronig energies computed by Chen et al. (1977) are closer to experiment than previous results, but still are too large by a factor of about 2, indicating an as-yet undetected flaw in the theory.

  16. Decay Processes of Si 2s Core Holes in Si(111)-7 × 7 Revealed by Si Auger Electron Si 2s Photoelectron Coincidence Measurements

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    Mase, Kazuhiko; Hiraga, Kenta; Arae, Sadanori; Kanemura, Rui; Takano, Yusaku; Yanase, Kotaro; Ogashiwa, Yosuke; Shohata, Nariaki; Kanayama, Noritsugu; Kakiuchi, Takuhiro; Ohno, Shinya; Sekiba, Daiichiro; Okudaira, Koji K.; Okusawa, Makoto; Tanaka, Masatoshi

    2014-09-01

    Decay processes of Si 2s core holes in a clean Si(111)-7 × 7 surface are investigated using coincidence measurements of Si Auger electrons and Si 2s photoelectrons at a photon energy of 180 eV. We show that Si 2s core holes exhibit two nonradiative decay processes: the first being a Si L1L23V Coster-Kronig transition followed by delocalization of the valence hole and Si L23VV Auger decay, and the second being Si L1VV Auger decay. The branching ratio of the Si L1L23V Coster-Kronig transition to the Si L1VV Auger decay is estimated to be 96.7% ± 0.4% to 3.2% ± 0.4%.

  17. Thermal ionization effects on inner-shell line emission for Au target heated by intense light ion beams

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    Wang, P.; MacFarlane, J.J.; Moses, G.A. )

    1992-10-01

    In order to deduce the experimental beam conditions from the observed x-ray line emission spectrum of high {ital Z} elements, atomic radiative data for transition energies and oscillator strengths, ion-atom impact ionization cross sections, Coster--Kronig yields, and fluorescence yield are needed. In this paper, we report on calculations to study the dependence of these atomic data on ionization stage. It has been found that proton impact ionization cross sections decrease slowly with increasing ionization stage, and the fluoresence yields have discrete jumps when the dominant Auger, Coster--Kronig transitions become energetically forbidden. Our study indicates that thermal ionization effects are not important for the dominant {ital K}-, {ital L}-, and {ital M}-line emissions for plasmas with {ital T}{sub {ital e}} {similar to} 10{sup 2} eV.

  18. Experimental and theoretical study of 3p photoionization and subsequent Auger decay in atomic chromium

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    Keskinen, J.; Huttula, S.-M.; Mäkinen, A.; Patanen, M.; Huttula, M.

    2015-12-01

    3p photoionization and subsequent low kinetic energy Coster-Kronig and super Coster-Kronig Auger decay have been studied in atomic chromium. The binding energies, line widths, and relative intensities for the transitions seen in the synchrotron radiation excited 3p photoelectron spectrum are determined. The high resolution M2,3 M4,5 M4,5 and M2,3 M4,5 N1 Auger electron spectra following the electron impact excited 3p ionization are presented and the kinetic energies, relative intensities, and identifications are given for the main lines. The experimental findings are compared with the theoretical predictions obtained from Hartree-Fock and multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock approaches.

  19. The line shape of L2 -L2L3M4,5 -M4,5M4,5(M4,5) satellites in the Auger Spectra of Solids

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    Stefanucci, Gianluca

    the foundations of an extended Auger Line Shape Analysis aiming to include the Coster-Kronig (CK) satellites about half filling (see, e.g., [2]). However the hitherto uninterpreted Coster-Kronig lines from solids of the line shapes is clearly desirable. In this preliminary work we address the Coster-Kronig (CK) L2 -L2L3M4

  20. Auger decay paths of mercury 5 p and 4 f vacancies revealed by multielectron spectroscopy

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    Palaudoux, J.; Huttula, S.-M.; Huttula, M.; Penent, F.; Andric, L.; Lablanquie, P.

    2015-01-01

    Single and double Auger processes following ionization of 4 f and 5 p inner shells have been studied using multielectron coincidence spectroscopy. Coincidence technique enables us to resolve state by state all single and double Auger paths with a resolution better than the lifetime broadening. Drastic step-to-step decay lifetime changes are observed and reported as Coster-Kronig transition takes place either in the first (5 p ) or in the second (4 f ) step of the Auger cascade. Relativistic ab initio theory has been used to predict and interpret the experimental observations.

  1. M Sub-Shell Cross Sections For 75-300 keV Proton Impact On W, Pt And Pb

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    Cipolla, Sam J.

    2011-06-01

    M sub-shell x-ray production cross sections from 75-300 keV proton bombardment of thick elemental targets of W, Pt, and Pb were measured and compared with ECPSSR and relativistic RPWBA-BC cross sections using different data bases of fluorescence yields, Coster-Kronig factors, and x-ray transition rates. With a few exceptions, the differences between the various data base comparisons were not significant. For different sub-shells, either ECPSSR or RPWBA-BC compared better with the measurements. In all cases, agreement with theory improved as the collision energy increased.

  2. Evolution on K{alpha} in Fe and L{beta} satellites in Au in SPring-8

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    Shigeoka, Nobuyuki; Oohashi, Hirofumi; Ito, Yoshiaki; Vlaicu, Aurel M.; Nisawa, Atsushi; Yoshikawa, Hideki; Fukushima, Sei; Watanabe, Mamoru

    2003-08-26

    With the advent of the third generation synchrotron radiation, we can perform experiments on the threshold behavior of the satellites including the excitation dynamics in atoms. Especially, x-ray emission spectroscopy is a suitable tool to study the satellites on the electron correlation. The contributions of direct ionization, i.e, the shake-off process in Fe and indirect ionization of Coster-Kronig transition in Au have not been investigated to the x-ray emission spectra yet. We present the contribution of the spectator holes to the processes around the threshold.

  3. Empirical and semi-empirical interpolation of L X-ray fluorescence parameters for elements in the atomic range 50?Z?92

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    Aylikci, V.; Kahoul, A.; Kup Aylikci, N.; Tira?o?lu, E.; Karahan, ?. H.; Abassi, A.; Dogan, M.

    2015-01-01

    In this study, interpolations (empirical and semi-empirical) of L sub-shell fluorescence yield and L shell Coster-Kronig transition probability values and the measured L X-ray production cross-sections, intensity ratios and L sub-shell fluorescence yield values of elements have been performed in the range of 50?Z?92. In this experimental setup, two sources (50 mCi 55Fe and 50 mCi 241Am) were used. L X-rays emitted by samples were counted by an Ultra-LEGe detector with a resolution of 150 eV at 5.9 keV.

  4. K, L, and M shell datasets for PIXE spectrum fitting and analysis

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    Cohen, David D.; Crawford, Jagoda; Siegele, Rainer

    2015-11-01

    Routine PIXE analysis programs, like GUPIX, GEOPIXE and PIXAN generally perform at least two key functions firstly, the fitting of K, L and M characteristic lines X-ray lines to a background, including unfolding of overlapping lines and secondly, the use of a fitted primary K?, L? or M? line area to determine the elemental concentration in a given matrix. To achieve these two results to better than 3-5% the data sets for fluorescence yields, emission rates, Coster-Kronig transitions and ionisation cross sections should be determined to better than 3%. There are many different theoretical and experimental K, L and M datasets for these parameters. How they are applied and used in analysis programs can vary the results obtained for both fitting and concentration determinations. Here we discuss several commonly used datasets for fluorescence yields, emission rates, Coster-Kronig transitions and ionisation cross sections for K, L and M subshells and suggests an optimum set to obtain consistent results for PIXE analyses across a range of elements with atomic numbers from 5 ? Z ? 100.

  5. Transitions.

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    Field, David; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Includes four articles: "Career Aspirations" (Field); "Making the Transition to a New Curriculum" (Baker, Householder); "How about a 'Work to School' Transition?" (Glasberg); and "Technological Improvisation: Bringing CNC to Woodworking" (Charles, McDuffie). (SK)

  6. Development of a coincidence system for the measurement of X-ray emission atomic parameters

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    Martínez, Filiberto; Miranda, Javier

    2013-07-01

    Preliminary results obtained in experiments carried out with an x-ray spectrometer built at the Instituto de Física for Atomic Physics and environmental sciences studies are presented. The experiments are based on a coincidence method for signals produced by LEGe and Si(Li) detectors. The x-ray fluorescence yields (?Li) and Coster-Kronig transition probabilities (fij) for elements with 55 ? Z ? 60 are among the quantities of interest. The method is based on the simultaneous detection of K x-rays with the LEGe detector and the L x-rays with the Si(Li) detector. The primary radiation source is an x-ray tube with Rh anode. The system was tested with the coincidence of the L x-rays from Ce with its K line, demonstrating the feasibility of the experiments.

  7. Development of a coincidence system for the measurement of X-ray emission atomic parameters

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    Martinez, Filiberto; Miranda, Javier

    2013-07-03

    Preliminary results obtained in experiments carried out with an x-ray spectrometer built at the Instituto de Fisica for Atomic Physics and environmental sciences studies are presented. The experiments are based on a coincidence method for signals produced by LEGe and Si(Li) detectors. The x-ray fluorescence yields ({omega}{sub Li}) and Coster-Kronig transition probabilities (f{sub ij}) for elements with 55 {<=} Z {<=} 60 are among the quantities of interest. The method is based on the simultaneous detection of K x-rays with the LEGe detector and the L x-rays with the Si(Li) detector. The primary radiation source is an x-ray tube with Rh anode. The system was tested with the coincidence of the L x-rays from Ce with its K line, demonstrating the feasibility of the experiments.

  8. Width of atomic L2 and L3 vacancy states near Z=30.

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    Yin, L. I.; Adler, I.; Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.

    1973-01-01

    Results of an investigation of the discontinuity in the L2 level width and the L3-M45M45/L2-M45M45 Auger intensity ratio at Z=30. The afore-mentioned intensity ratio is found to undergo a sudden decrease at Z=30. Relative L2 and L3 level widths of Cu and Zn are derived from photoelectron spectra; while the L3 width increases from Cu to Zn, the L2 width of Cu is greater than that of Zn, contrary to the general trend. The above-mentioned discontinuity is traced to a discontinuity in the Coster-Kronig transition probability f sub 23 predicted in earlier calculations.

  9. Origin of Au L{beta}{sub 2} visible satellites

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    Oohashi, H.; Tochio, T.; Ito, Y.; Vlaicu, A. M.

    2003-09-01

    Measurements of L{beta} spectra of gold using a high-resolution single-crystal x-ray spectrometer are presented. Energy values and intensities of the L{beta}{sub 2} satellite lines are confirmed by fitting Voigt functions to the observed spectra. Relative intensity ratios of L{beta}{sub 2}, L{beta}{sub 3}, L{beta}{sub 15}, and L{beta}{sub 2} satellite lines are investigated at various excitation energies. The origin of the L{beta}{sub 2} satellite lines, L{beta}{sub 2}{sup '} and L{beta}{sub 2}{sup ''}, are confirmed to be mainly due to the L-LM Coster-Kronig transition, with intensities closely related to the photoionization cross section of the subshell L{sub 1}.

  10. Cascade decay of atomic magnesium after photoionization with a photoelectron-photoion coincidence method

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    Kanngiesser, B.; Malzer, W.; Mueller, M.; Schmidt, N.; Zimmermann, P.; Kochur, A. G.; Sukhorukov, V. L.

    2003-08-01

    For the K-shell decay, magnesium is the first element in the periodic table which shows cascading transitions. We investigated the whole cascade of magnesium by using the photoelectron-photoion coincidence technique on the 1s, 2s, and 2p decay. The experimentally determined and calculated decay probabilities for the 1s{sup -1}, the 2s{sup -1}, and the 2p{sup -1} decay, i.e., the whole cascade, are in good agreement with each other. For the calculation of higher final ionic charge states, it was found that electron correlations have to be taken into account. The fluorescence yields for the K and L shell and the Coster-Kronig factor for the L shell were determined.

  11. L X-ray intensity ratios for high Z elements induced with X-ray tube

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    Wang, Xing; Xu, Zhongfeng; Zhang, Limin

    2015-07-01

    We have studied the intensity ratios I(L?1,2)/I(L?1,2), I(L?1,2)/I(L?) and I(L?1,2)/I(L?) for elements Ta, W, Au and Pb by 13.1 keV bremsstrahlung radiation. In this work, experimental values were compared with the theoretical results and other experimental results. Theoretical results of the intensity ratios were calculated with theoretical subshell photoionization cross sections, fractional X-ray emission rates, fluorescence yields, and Coster-Kronig transition probabilities. Good agreement can be observed between experimental values and theoretical results. Comparing with L1 and L2 subshells, the ionization cross section of L3 subshell shows a large increase for Ta and W with the variation of excitation energy from 59.5 keV to 13.1 keV.

  12. Evolution of Au L{beta}{sub 2} visible satellites around thresholds

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    Oohashi, H.; Ito, Y.; Tochio, T.; Vlaicu, A. M.; Mukoyama, T.

    2006-02-15

    Au L{beta}{sub 2} satellites were investigated around the L{sub 1} absorption edge with a high-resolution Johann-type spectrometer at the BL15XU undulator beamline SPring-8. The intensities of the L{beta}{sub 2} satellites were drastically changed at the threshold. Therefore, it is confirmed that the two visible satellites L{beta}{sub 2}{sup '} and L{beta}{sub 2}{sup ''} are mainly attributed to the L{sub 1}-L{sub 3}M{sub 4,5} Coster-Kronig transitions accompanied by the double-hole states of L{sub 3}M{sub 4} or L{sub 3}M{sub 5}.

  13. L/M sub-shell measurements on INDUS-2 beam line BL16

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    Singla, Raj Mittal

    2015-06-01

    Beamline BL-16 on INDUS-2 at RRCAT, Indore has been employed for M sub shell measurements on Pt, Au, Hg, Pb, Th and U at 8 and 10 keV photon energies to determine M sub-shell X-ray emission cross-sections and for L sub-shell measurements on Dy, Ho, Er, Lu, Ta, W, Pt, Au, Hg, Pb and Bi with selective creation of electron vacancies in individual sub-shells to derive L Coster-Kronig (CK) yield values. The cross sections have been measured for the first time. The determined L sub-shell CK yields were used to explore some details of CK transitions.

  14. PIXEF: The Livermore PIXE spectrum analysis package

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    Antolak, A.J.; Bench, G.S.

    1993-07-01

    PIXEF (for, PIXE-Fit) is a proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) data analysis program designed for analyzing medium to heavy element matrices while retaining the capability to treat lower atomic number targets. Using nonlinear least squares fitting techniques, algorithms have been developed or modified both for fitting the characteristic x-ray peaks and representing the associated bremsstrahung and {gamma}-ray background. Self-absorption and secondary fluorescence are explicitly determined for K shell and L subshell x rays. Data bases have been created or improved, where necessary, from reliable current literature values or by direct measurement for element mass attenuation coefficients, photoionization and proton ionization cross sections, Coster-Kronig transition probabilities, fluorescence yields, and relative line intensities. The utility of the program is demonstrated with PDM spectra obtained at Livermore.

  15. Photoionization of Sc{sup 2+} ions by synchrotron radiation: Measurements and absolute cross sections in the photon energy range 23-68 eV

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    Schippers, S.; Mueller, A.; Ricz, S.; Bannister, M.E.; Dunn, G.H.; Schlachter, A.S.; Hinojosa, G.; Cisneros, C.; Aguilar, A.; Covington, A.M.; Gharaibeh, M.F.; Phaneuf, R.A.

    2003-03-01

    Cross sections for the photoionization (PI) of Sc{sup 2+} ions with [Ar]3d ground-state configuration have been measured by employing the merged ion-photon beams method. The Sc{sup 2+} ions were produced from metallic vapor in an electron cyclotron resonance ion source, and the photon beam was generated by an undulator in the electron-synchrotron storage ring of the advanced light source of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The experimental photon energy range 23-68 eV encompasses the direct 3d and 3p photoionization thresholds. The experimental photoion spectrum is dominated by autoionizing resonances due to 3p excitations predominantly decaying via Coster-Kronig and super-Coster-Kronig transitions. Individual resonances located around E{approx_equal}40.2 eV have been measured with an instrumental energy spread {delta}E as low as 1.2 meV, corresponding to a resolving power of E/({delta}E) around 33 500. The fractions of metastable ions in the Sc{sup 2+} ion beam are obtained by comparing the photoionization cross section with the recently measured [Schippers et al., Phys. Rev. A 65, 042723 (2002)] cross section for the time-reversed process of photorecombination of Sc{sup 3+} ions. Absolute strengths of several 3p{sup 5} 3d{sup 2} and 3p{sup 5} 3d 4s PI resonances have been determined. They are the same as the corresponding resonance strengths for isoelectronic Ca{sup +} ions.

  16. Origin of the satellites L?3, L?4 and L?5 in the elements from 40Zr to 50Sn

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    Kendurkar, Renuka; Shrivastava, B. D.

    2014-09-01

    The origin of the L? satellites L?3, L?4 and L?5 have been explained in the elements from 40Zr to 50Sn, on the basis of multiple ionization theory. The energies and intensities of the various transitions corresponding to the L3Mx - MxM4,5 (where x = 1-5) transition array, which may give rise to these satellites, have been calculated theoretically. The energies of the transitions have been calculated using the available Hartree-Fock-Slater data for the energies of K-LM and L-MM Auger transitions. The intensities of the various transitions have been estimated by considering cross sections for L1-L3Mx Coster-Kronig transitions as well as for M-shell shake-off process occurring simultaneous to a L3 hole creation. The total cross sections for initial two-hole states L3Mx have then been distributed statistically amongst the various allowed transitions from these initial states to the final states MxM4,5. By assuming each transition as a Gaussian line, theoretical satellite spectrum has been computed as the sum of these Gaussian curves. The energies of the satellites, as obtained from the theoretical spectrum, have been found to be comparable with the measured energies of the satellites L?3, L?4 and L?5. Consequently, these satellites have been assigned the transitions.

  17. Calculation of Ion Charge State Distributions After Inner-Shell Ionization in Xe Atom

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    Mohammedein, Adel M.; Ghoneim, Adel A.; Kandil, Kandil M.; Kadad, Ibrahim M.

    2010-01-05

    The vacancy cascades following initial inner-shell vacancies in single and multi-ionized atoms often lead to highly charged residual ions. The inner-shell vacancy produced by ionization processes may decay by either a radiative or non-radiative transition. In addition to the vacancy filling processes, there is an electron shake off process due to the change of core potential of the atom. In the calculation of vacancy cascades, the radiative (x-ray) and non-radiative (Auger and Coster-Kronig) branching ratios give valuable information on the de-excitation dynamics of an atom with inner-shell vacancy. The production of multi-charged ions yield by the Auger cascades following inner shell ionization of an atom has been studied both experimentally and theoretically. Multi-charged Xe ions following de-excitation of K-, L{sub 1}-, L{sub 2,3}-, M{sub 1}-, M{sub 2,3}- and M{sub 4,5} subshell vacancies are calculated using Monte-Carlo algorithm to simulate the vacancy cascade development. Fluorescence yield (radiative) and Auger, Coster- Kronig yield (non- radiative) are evaluated. The decay of K hole state through radiative transitions is found to be more probable than non-radiative transitions in the first step of de-excitation. On the other hand, the decay of L, M vacancies through non-radiative transitions are more probable. The K shell ionization in Xe atom mainly yields Xe{sup 7+}, Xe{sup 8+}, Xe{sup 9+} and Xe{sup 10+} ions, and the charged X{sup 8+} ions are the highest. The main product from the L{sub 1}- shell ionization is found to be Xe{sup 8+}, Xe{sup 9+} ions, while the charged Xe{sup 8+} ions predominate at L{sub 2,3} hole states. The charged Xe{sup 6+}, Xe{sup 7+} and Xe{sup 8+} ions mainly yield from 3s{sub 1/2} and 3p{sub 1/2,3/2} ionization, while Xe in 3d{sub 3/2,5/2} hole states mainly turns into Xe{sup 4+} and Xe{sup 5+} ions. The present results are found to agree well with the experimental data.

  18. Origin of the satellite observed on the high energy side of L?2,3 diagram lines

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    Trivedi, Rajeev; Shrivastava, Uma; Shrivastava, B. D.

    2014-09-01

    On the high energy side of the unresolved doublet L?23in the L spectra of some elements, a satellite L?2,3' has been reported in literature, which has been ascribed to the transition L1Mx - MxN2,3, on the basis of energy considerations alone, by earlier workers. In the present work, apart from energy, calculations have also been done for the intensity of the probable transitions which may give rise to the satellite in the elements from 40Zr to 47Ag and from 57La to 63Eu. Firstly, the probability of creation of a single hole K state has been calculated. Double hole state L1Mx is created by Coster-Kronig transitions (K - L1Mx) as well as by shake off process. The probabilities of these two processes have been calculated. The total probability of creation of the double hole state thus obtained has been statistically distributed among the 24 allowed transitions from the set of L1Mx levels. By taking each of the transitions as a Gaussian line, a composite spectrum has been computed. This theoretical spectrum has been compared with the available satellite energy data. The transitions which give rise to this satellite have thus been identified in the elements studied.

  19. Multiple ionization and coupling effects in L-subshell ionization of heavy atoms by oxygen ions

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    Pajek, M.; Banas, D.; Semaniak, J.; Braziewicz, J.; Majewska, U.; Chojnacki, S.; Czyzewski, T.; Fijal, I.; Jaskola, M.; Glombik, A.; Kretschmer, W.; Trautmann, D.; Lapicki, G.; Mukoyama, T.

    2003-08-01

    The multiple-ionization and coupling effects in L-shell ionization of atoms by heavy-ion impact have been studied by measuring the L x-ray production cross sections in solid targets of Au, Bi, Th, and U bombarded by oxygen ions in the energy range 6.4-70 MeV. The measured L x-ray spectra were analyzed using the recently proposed method accounting for the multiple-ionization effects, such as x-ray line shifting and broadening, which enables one to obtain the ionization probabilities for outer shells. The L-subshell ionization cross sections have been obtained from measured x-ray production cross sections for resolved L{alpha}{sub 1,2}, L{gamma}{sub 1}, and L{gamma}{sub 2,3} transitions using the L-shell fluorescence and Coster-Kronig yields being substantially modified by the multiple ionization in the M and N shells. In particular, the effect of closing of strong L{sub 1}-L{sub 3}M{sub 4,5} Coster-Kronig transitions in multiple-ionized atoms was evidenced and discussed. The experimental ionization cross sections for the L{sub 1}, L{sub 2}, and L{sub 3} subshells have been compared with the predictions of the semiclassical approximation (SCA) and the ECPSSR theory that includes the corrections for the binding-polarization effect within the perturbed stationary states approximation, the projecticle energy loss, and Coulomb deflection effects as well as the relativistic description of inner-shell electrons. These approaches were further modified to include the L-subshell couplings within the ''coupled-subshell model'' (CSM). Both approaches, when modified for the coupling effects, are in better agreement with the data. Particularly, the predictions of the SCA-CSM calculations reproduce the experimental L-subshell ionization cross section reasonably well. Remaining discrepancies are discussed qualitatively, in terms of further modifications of the L-shell decay rates caused by a change of electronic wave functions in multiple-ionized atoms.

  20. 2s photoionization and subsequent Auger cascade in atomic Si

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    Partanen, L.; Fritzsche, S.; Jaenkaelae, K.; Huttula, M.; Osmekhin, S.; Aksela, H.; Aksela, S.; Urpelainen, S.

    2010-06-15

    The 2s photoionization and subsequent Auger transition cascade in atomic Si were studied by means of synchrotron-radiation-induced electron spectroscopy. After the 2s photoionization, the core hole states decay predominantly by a two-step Auger transition cascade into the triply ionized [Ne]nl states. The ionization channels of the 2s core-ionized Si{sup +} atoms to Si{sup 3+} ions were observed by measuring the conventional Auger electron spectra of the L{sub 1}-L{sub 2,3}M Coster-Kronig transitions and the L{sub 2,3}M-MMM Auger transitions. The observed L{sub 1}-L{sub 2,3}M and L{sub 2,3}M-MMM Auger spectra were analyzed by means of extensive multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock computations. We found that the electron correlation plays a prominent role in the Auger cascade, especially for the final-step Auger L{sub 2,3}M-MMM spectrum. Additionally, it was seen that the L{sub 2,3}M-MMM Auger spectrum of Si includes more Auger groups than the isoelectronic L{sub 2,3}-MM Auger spectrum of Al. Thus, more information on the intermediate ionic states is obtained if they are produced by Auger cascade rather than by direct photoionization.

  1. Photoionization measurements for the iron isonuclear sequence Fe{sup 3+}, Fe{sup 5+}, and Fe{sup 7+}

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    Gharaibeh, M. F.; Aguilar, A.; Covington, A. M.; Emmons, E. D.; Scully, S. W. J.; Phaneuf, R. A.; Mueller, A.; Bozek, J. D.; Kilcoyne, A. L. D.; Schlachter, A. S.; Alvarez, I.; Cisneros, C.; Hinojosa, G.

    2011-04-15

    Cross sections for single photoionization of Fe{sup 3+}, Fe{sup 5+}, and Fe{sup 7+} ions were measured at spectral resolutions of 0.04, 0.15, and 0.13 eV, respectively, by merging mass- and charge-selected ion beams with a beam of monochromatized synchrotron undulator radiation. The measurements span photon energy ranges beginning at the ionization thresholds and extending several tens of electron volts to include the most important resonant contributions due to 3p-nd transitions to autoionizing states. The photoion yield spectra are characterized by narrow resonances and also broad features in Fe{sup 3+} and Fe{sup 5+} that are believed to result from unresolved fast super-Coster-Kronig transitions following 3p-3d excitation. Absolute photoionization cross-section measurements were also performed using ion beams containing undetermined fractions of ions in their ground and metastable states. A Rydberg series attributed to 3p-nd transitions from the {sup 2}G{sub 1} metastable state in Fe{sup 3+} was identified. The data are compared with recently published measurements on Fe{sup 3+} and Fe{sup 5+} using a similar technique at lower spectral resolution.

  2. Electron-correlation-induced interchange of lifetime broadenings of 5s{sup -1} multiplet states in atomic Cs

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    Partanen, L.; Holappa, M.; Aksela, H.; Aksela, S.; Schulz, J.

    2009-10-15

    The lifetime broadenings of the most intense 5s photolines of Cs were studied. The aim of this study was to understand the origin of the remarkable differences in the lifetime widths of different 5s{sup -1} multiplet states. The 5s photoelectron spectra of the 6s{yields}6p{sub 1/2,3/2} laser-excited states are presented in the binding energy region of 30-34 eV showing the main 5s photolines of the ground state and laser-excited states as well as the 5s5p{sup 6}6p shakeup satellites. The lifetime widths of the states were determined. The Hartree-Fock calculations were carried out to predict the 5s photoelectron spectrum. The lifetime broadenings of the 5s photolines were found to be due to the transition rates of the subsequent Coster-Kronig transitions to the 5s{sup 2}5p{sup 5} states. It was found that a straightforward single-configuration explanation cannot be given for the lifetime differences. Instead, electron correlation plays an essential role and the lifetime broadenings were found to be predicted well only when configuration interaction between the 5s{sup -1} and 5p{sup -2}5d configurations is taking into account.

  3. Decay channels of the Ti(2p{sub 1/2}) core hole excitations in TiO{sub 2} observed by x-ray Raman scattering

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    Jimenez-Mier, J.; Diebold, U.; Ederer, D.L.; Callcott, T.A.; Grush, M.; Perera, R.C.

    2002-04-29

    We present high-resolution x-ray fluorescence spectra, corrected for self-absorption, following resonant excitation of a Ti(2p{sub 1/2}) electron in TiO{sub 2}. Several transitions are studied that show complex behavior as a function of photon excitation energy, indicative of interaction in the excitation and decay channels. Three peaks are identified as transitions resulting from the excitation of a 2p{sub 1/2} electron, one of them corresponding to direct valence emission with a 3d spectator electron and the other two to participator emission following the Coster-Kronig decay of the 2p{sub 1/2} hole. Additional emission features at higher photon energies correspond to valence emission in the presence of a charge-transfer excitation that has been found in the 2p x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy spectrum, and also in the x-ray absorption spectrum. A detailed analysis of the energy dispersion versus excitation energy provides information about the dynamical processes involved. The results are interpreted in terms of the calculated band structure of the compound.

  4. Widths of atomic 4s and 4p vacancy states, 46 less than or equal to Z less than or equal to 50

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    Hsiungchen, M.; Crasemann, B.; Yin, L. I.; Tsang, T.; Adler, I.

    1975-01-01

    Auger and X-ray photoelectron spectra involving N1, N2, and N3 vacancy states of Pd, Ag, Cd, In, and Sn were measured and compared with results of free atom calculations. As previously observed in Cu and Zn Auger spectra that involve 3d-band electrons, free-atom characteristics with regard to widths and structure were found in the Ag and Cd M4-N4,5N4,5 and M5-N4,5N4,5 Auger spectra that arise from transitions of 4d-band electrons. Theoretical N1 widths computed with calculated free-atom Auger energies agree well with measurements. Theory however predicts wider N2 than N3 vacancy states (as observed for Xe), while the measured N2 and N3 widths are nearly equal to each other and to the average of the calculated N2 and N3 widths. The calculations are made difficult by the exceedingly short lifetime of some 4p vacancies and by the extreme sensitivity of super-Coster-Kronig rates, which dominate the deexcitation, to the transition energy and to the fine details of the atomic potential.

  5. Widths of atomic 4s and 4p vacancy states, Z between 46 and 50

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    Chen, M. H.; Crasemann, B.; Yin, L. I.; Tsang, T.; Adler, I.

    1976-01-01

    X-ray photoelectron and Auger spectra involving N sub 1, N sub 2, and N sub 3 vacancy states of Pd, Ag, Cd, In, and Sn were measured and compared with results of free-atom calculations. As previously observed in Cu and Zn Auger spectra that involve 3d-band electrons, free-atom characteristics are found, with regard to widths and structure, in the Ag and Cd M sub 4-N sub 4,5 N sub 4,5 and M sub 5-N sub 4,5 N sub 4,5 Auger spectra that arise from transitions of 4d-band electrons. Theoretical N sub 1 widths computed with calculated free-atom Auger energies agree well with measurements. Theory, however, predicts wider N sub 2 than N sub 3 vacancy states (as observed for Xe), while the measured N sub 2 and N sub 3 widths are nearly equal to each other and to the average of the calculated N sub 2 and N sub 3 widths. The calculations are made difficult by the exceedingly short lifetime of some 4 p vacancies and by the extreme sensitivity of super-Coster-Kronig rates, which dominate the deexcitation to the transition energy and to the fine details of the atomic potential.

  6. Correlated double electron capture in slow, highly charged ion-atom collisions

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    Stolterfoht, N.; Havener, C.C.; Phaneuf, R.A.; Swenson, J.K.; Shafroth, S.M.; Meyer, F.W.

    1986-01-01

    Recent measurements of autoionization electrons produced in slow, highly charged ion-atom collisions are reviewed. Mechanisms for double electron capture into equivalent and nonequivalent configurations are analyzed by comparing the probabilities for the creation of L/sub 1/L/sub 23/X Coster Kronig electrons and L-Auger electrons. It is shown that the production of the Coster-Kronig electrons is due to electron correlation effects whose analysis leads beyond the independent-particle model. The importance of correlation effects on different capture mechanisms is discussed. 28 refs., 6 figs.

  7. The polarization of X-rays and magnetic photoionization cross-sections for L3 sub-shell.

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    Han, I; Sahin, M; Demir, L

    2009-06-01

    The alignment of atoms with inner-shell vacancies resulting from ionization by photons was investigated by measuring the anisotropic emission of L shell X-ray lines. The X-ray line intensities were measured using an Si(Li) detector and radioisotope photon source in various emission angles. It was observed from measured intensities that Lalpha and Ll X-ray intensities for the L(3) sub-state depended on the emission angle, meaning that Lalpha and Ll X-rays had an anisotropic spatial distribution. Thus, the Lalpha to Ll intensity ratios for a set of elements were determined and alignment parameters for each element were obtained using these ratios. Also, the empirical values of the L(3) magnetic sub-state photoionization cross-sections for m(j)=3/2 and 1/2 were evaluated using the determined alignment parameters, sub-state photoionization cross-sections and the Coster-Kronig transition probabilities. PMID:19231211

  8. Studies on radiative collisional and ultraviolet lasers. Final report, 1 January 1983-31 December 1985

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    Harris, S.E.; Young, J.F.

    1985-11-01

    Significant accomplishments of this program include: the first microwave pumping of an excimer laser; the first use of pulsed hollow-cathode technology to produce substantial quantities of core-excited metastable atoms; the use of these metastable atoms to delineate a partial Grotrian diagram for core-excited Na; the proposal of the concept of quasi-metastable quartet levels and the experimental verification of their importance in the column I metals; and the proposal for short-wavelength systems based on super Coster-Kronig transitions. Abstracts: Laser Techniques for Extreme Ultraviolet Spectroscopy; Active Mode Looking of a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser; Measurement of Lithium and Sodium Metastable Quartet Atoms in a Hollow-Cathode Discharge; Quasi-Metastable Quartet Levels in Alkalilike Atoms and Ions; Grotrian Diagram of the Quartet System of Na I; Emission at 1091 A in Neutral Core-Excited Cs; Metastability in the Extreme Ultraviolet: Lasers and Spectroscopy; Laser Spectroscopy of Na I Quartets; X-Ray Excitation of Energetic Metastable Levels in Atoms and Ions; Proposal for an Extreme-Ultraviolet Selective Autoionization Laser in Zn III; XUV Emission Spectra of Core-Excited Levels in Sodium and Magnesium; Quasi-Metastable Energy Levels and Applications; Shake-up as a Mechanism for VUV Lasers; and Emission Spectra of Quasi-Metastable Levels of Alkali Atoms.

  9. Double L{sub 3}M ionization of Pd induced by impact with medium-energy electrons

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    Cao, W.; Dousse, J.-Cl.; Hoszowska, J.; Kayser, Y.; Schenker, J.-L.; Kavcic, M.; Zitnik, M.

    2011-02-15

    The electron-induced L{sub 3}M two-step double ionization cross sections of metallic Pd were determined experimentally for incident electron beam energies ranging from the double ionization threshold up to 18 keV. The double L{sub 3}M ionization cross sections were derived from the intensity ratios (I{sub L{alpha}M}:I{sub L{alpha}}) of the resolved M satellites to the parent diagram lines. The sample was bombarded with monoenergetic electrons from an energy-tunable 20-kV electron gun. The diagram and M-satellite x-ray lines were measured by means of high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy, using a reflection-type von Hamos bent crystal spectrometer. The two-step partial cross sections were determined by subtracting from the measured total double ionization cross sections the contributions due to the shake process and L{sub 1}-L{sub 3}M{sub 4,5} Coster-Kronig transitions. Despite the thick target employed in the present study, the dependence of the two-step cross sections on the incoming electron energy could be derived using a target slice decomposition method. It is shown that the obtained energy dependence can be well reproduced by the semiempirical parametrization model of Pattard and Rost.

  10. L{alpha}, L{beta}, and L{gamma} x-ray production cross sections of Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Au, Pb, and Bi by electron impact: Comparison of distorted-wave calculations with experiment

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    Fernandez-Varea, Jose M.; Segui, Silvina; Dingfelder, Michael

    2011-02-15

    We study the emission of L{alpha}, L{beta}, and L{gamma} characteristic x rays by the impact of electrons on Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Au, Pb, and Bi atoms. To this end, ionization cross sections of the L{sub 1}, L{sub 2}, and L{sub 3} subshells of these atoms are calculated within the distorted-wave Born approximation. The considered energy interval spans from the ionization threshold up to 50 keV. Atomic relaxation parameters (i.e., Coster-Kronig and radiative transition probabilities, fluorescence yields, and emission rates) taken from the literature are then used to evaluate x-ray production cross sections. The theoretical predictions are compared with published experimental information. Good agreement is found for Ta, W, Os, Au, Pb, and Bi. In the case of Hf and Re, the measured cross sections are lower than the theoretical estimates by around 30%. The observed discrepancies might be attributed to the methods employed to correct the raw experimental data for the excess of detected characteristic x rays caused by the finite thickness of the sample's active layer and the presence of the thick substrate.

  11. The origin of the resistance change in GeSbTe films

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    Jang, Moon Hyung; Park, Seung Jong; Park, Sung Jin; Cho, Mann-Ho; Kurmaev, E. Z.; Finkelstein, L. D.; Chang, Gap Soo

    2010-10-11

    Amorphous Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} (a-GST) films were deposited by ion beam sputtering deposition. Extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) data confirmed the existence of the Ge-Ge homopolar bonds in the films. Raman spectra also indicated that the Ge tetrahedral coordination in the a-GST film disappeared after an annealing treatment above 220 deg. C. Resonantly excited Ge L{sub 2,3} x-ray emission spectra (which probe occupied Ge 3d4s-electronic states) show that the phase change from the amorphous to crystalline state is accompanied by a reduction in the Ge I(L{sub 2})/I(L{sub 3}) intensity ratio due to a L{sub 2}L{sub 3}N Coster-Kronig transition, indicating that the number of carriers is increased in the Ge 4sp valence state. These findings constitute direct evidence for the contribution of the Ge electronic states to the resistivity change.

  12. Rates of exponential decay in systems of discrete energy levels by Stieltjes imaging

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    Craigie, Jacob; Hammad, Ali; Cooper, Bridgette; Averbukh, Vitali

    2014-07-07

    An isolated bound state coupled to a continuum shows an exponential decay of its survival probability. Rates of the exponential decay occurring due to the bound-continuum coupling can be recovered from discretized continuum (L{sup 2}) calculations using a computational technique known as Stieltjes-Chebyshev moment theory or Stieltjes imaging. At the same time, some genuinely discrete level systems, e.g., Bixon-Jortner model, also show an exponential (or approximately exponential) decay of the initially populated level before the onset of quantum revivals. Here, we demonstrate numerically that Stieltjes imaging can be used for calculation of the rates of the exponential decay in such discrete level systems. We apply the Stieltjes imaging technique to the approximately exponential decay of inner-valence vacancies in trans-butadiene in order to show that the breakdown of the molecular orbital picture of ionization in the inner valence region can be physically interpreted as an energy-forbidden Coster-Kronig transition.

  13. Rates of exponential decay in systems of discrete energy levels by Stieltjes imaging.

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    Craigie, Jacob; Hammad, Ali; Cooper, Bridgette; Averbukh, Vitali

    2014-07-01

    An isolated bound state coupled to a continuum shows an exponential decay of its survival probability. Rates of the exponential decay occurring due to the bound-continuum coupling can be recovered from discretized continuum (L(2)) calculations using a computational technique known as Stieltjes-Chebyshev moment theory or Stieltjes imaging. At the same time, some genuinely discrete level systems, e.g., Bixon-Jortner model, also show an exponential (or approximately exponential) decay of the initially populated level before the onset of quantum revivals. Here, we demonstrate numerically that Stieltjes imaging can be used for calculation of the rates of the exponential decay in such discrete level systems. We apply the Stieltjes imaging technique to the approximately exponential decay of inner-valence vacancies in trans-butadiene in order to show that the breakdown of the molecular orbital picture of ionization in the inner valence region can be physically interpreted as an energy-forbidden Coster-Kronig transition. PMID:25005275

  14. VIBA-Lab 3.0: Computer program for simulation and semi-quantitative analysis of PIXE and RBS spectra and 2D elemental maps

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    Orli?, Ivica; Mekterovi?, Darko; Mekterovi?, Igor; Ivoševi?, Tatjana

    2015-11-01

    VIBA-Lab is a computer program originally developed by the author and co-workers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as an interactive software package for simulation of Particle Induced X-ray Emission and Rutherford Backscattering Spectra. The original program is redeveloped to a VIBA-Lab 3.0 in which the user can perform semi-quantitative analysis by comparing simulated and measured spectra as well as simulate 2D elemental maps for a given 3D sample composition. The latest version has a new and more versatile user interface. It also has the latest data set of fundamental parameters such as Coster-Kronig transition rates, fluorescence yields, mass absorption coefficients and ionization cross sections for K and L lines in a wider energy range than the original program. Our short-term plan is to introduce routine for quantitative analysis for multiple PIXE and XRF excitations. VIBA-Lab is an excellent teaching tool for students and researchers in using PIXE and RBS techniques. At the same time the program helps when planning an experiment and when optimizing experimental parameters such as incident ions, their energy, detector specifications, filters, geometry, etc. By "running" a virtual experiment the user can test various scenarios until the optimal PIXE and BS spectra are obtained and in this way save a lot of expensive machine time.

  15. Transition Planning

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    Statfeld, Jenna L.

    2011-01-01

    Post-school transition is the movement of a child with disabilities from school to activities that occur after the completion of school. This paper provides information about: (1) post-school transition; (2) transition plan; (3) transition services; (4) transition planning; (5) vocational rehabilitation services; (6) services that are available…

  16. Computation of Ion Charge State Distributions After Inner-Shell Ionization In Ne, Ar And Kr Atoms Using Monte Carlo Simulation

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    Mohammedein, Adel M.; Ghoneim, Adel A.; Al-Zanki, Jasem M.; El-Essawy, Ashraf H.

    2010-01-05

    Atomic reorganization starts by filling the initially inner-shell vacancy by a radiative transition (x-ray) or by a non-radiative transition (Auger and Coster-Kronig processes). New vacancies created during this atomic reorganization may in turn be filled by further radiative and non-radiative transitions until all vacancies reach the outermost occupied shells. The production of inner-shell vacancy in an atom and the de-excitation decays through radiative and non-radiative transitions may result in a change of the atomic potential; this change leads to the emission of an additional electron in the continuum (electron shake-off processes). In the present work, the ion charge state distributions (CSD) and mean atomic charge ions produced from inner-shell vacancy de-excitation decay are calculated for neutral Ne, Ar and Kr atoms. The calculations are carried out using Monte Carlo (MC) technique to simulate the cascade development after primary vacancy production. The radiative and non-radiative transitions for each vacancy are calculated in the simulation. In addition, the change of transition energies and transition rates due to multi vacancies produced in the atomic configurations through the cascade development are considered in the present work. It is found that considering the electron shake--off process and closing of non-allowed non-radiative channels improves the results of both charge state distributions (CSD) and average charge state. To check the validity of the present calculations, the results obtained are compared with available theoretical and experimental data. The present results are found to agree well with the available theoretical and experimental values.

  17. LMM Auger primary excitation spectra of copper

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    Pauly, N.; Tougaard, S.; Yubero, F.

    2014-12-01

    The shape and intensity of measured Auger peaks are strongly affected by extrinsic excitations due to electron transport out of the surface and to intrinsic excitations induced by the sudden creation of the two static core holes. Following a method developed for XPS in a previous work [N. Pauly, S. Tougaard, F. Yubero, Surf. Sci. 620 (2014) 17], we have calculated the effective energy-differential inelastic electron scattering cross-sections, including the effects of the surface and of the two core holes, within the dielectric response theory by means of the QUEELS-XPS software (QUantitative analysis of Electron Energy Losses at Surfaces for XPS). The Auger spectra are then modeled by convoluting this energy loss cross section with the primary excitation spectrum that accounts for all effects which are part of the initial Auger process, i.e. L-S coupling and vacancy satellite effects. The shape of this primary excitation spectrum is fitted to get close agreement between the theoretical and the experimental spectra obtained from X-ray excited Auger electron spectroscopy (XAES). We have performed these calculations of XAES spectra for various LMM Auger transitions of pure Cu (L3M45M45, L3M23M45, L3M23M23 and L2M45M45 transitions). We compare the resulting primary excitation spectra with theoretical results published in the literature and obtain reasonable quantitative agreement. In particular, we extract from experimental spectra quantitative intensities due to Coster-Kronig, shake-off and shake-up processes relative to the intensity from the “normal” Auger process.

  18. Metric transition

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    1992-01-01

    This report describes NASA's metric transition in terms of seven major program elements. Six are technical areas involving research, technology development, and operations; they are managed by specific Program Offices at NASA Headquarters. The final program element, Institutional Management, covers both NASA-wide functional management under control of NASA Headquarters and metric capability development at the individual NASA Field Installations. This area addresses issues common to all NASA program elements, including: Federal, state, and local coordination; standards; private industry initiatives; public-awareness initiatives; and employee training. The concluding section identifies current barriers and impediments to metric transition; NASA has no specific recommendations for consideration by the Congress.

  19. Transitive associations 1 Running head: TRANSITIVE ASSOCIATIONS

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    Howard, Marc

    Transitive associations 1 Running head: TRANSITIVE ASSOCIATIONS Bridging the gap: Transitive) (315) 443-4085 (fax) #12;Transitive associations 2 Abstract In episodic memory tasks, associations transitions; across-pair associations (e.g. A-C) showed no evidence for asymmetry. While this pattern

  20. Eliminating Transitions

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    Gallick, Barb; Lee, Lisa

    2010-01-01

    Adults often find themselves transitioning from one activity to another in a short time span. Most of the time, they do not feel they have a lot of control over their schedules, but wish that they could carve out extended time to relax and focus on one project. Picture a group of children in the block area who have spent 15 or 20 minutes building…

  1. CosmoTransitions: Cosmological Phase Transitions

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    Wainwright, Carroll L.

    2015-04-01

    CosmoTransitions analyzes early-Universe finite-temperature phase transitions with multiple scalar fields. The code enables analysis of the phase structure of an input theory, determines the amount of supercooling at each phase transition, and finds the bubble-wall profiles of the nucleated bubbles that drive the transitions.

  2. Smooth Transition

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    2006-01-01

    22 February 2006 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a transition from one of the many layered troughs in the north polar region of Mars to the relatively homogeneous-looking upper surface of the polar cap. The difference in brightness across this scene is a function of several factors, one of which is the amount of dust versus that of ice in any given location. The bright material that dominates the scene is largely water ice.

    Location near: 83.2oN, 297.8oW Image width: 3 km (1.9 mi) Illumination from: lower right Season: Northern Summer

  3. RURAL TRANSIT Description

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    RURAL TRANSIT Description Rural transit describes public trans- portation services in areas with pop- ulations of 50,000 or fewer. Rural transit providers operate common tran- sit modes such as local/rideshare programs. Rural transit services provide access to education, employment, and vital services for transit

  4. Evolution of the L satellites in the X-ray emission spectra of ? region

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    Poonia, Surendra

    2005-05-01

    The X-ray satellites L?1^I, L?1^II, L?1^III, L?1^IV, L?2^I, L?2^(b), L?2^II and L?2^(c) observed in the L-emission spectra in elements with Z = 26 to 92, have been calculated. The energies of various transitions have been calculated by available Hartree-Fock-Slater (HFS) data using the semi-empirical Auger transition energies in the doubly ionized atoms and their relative intensities have been estimated by considering cross - sections of singly ionized 2x-1 (x ? s, p) states and then of subsequent Coster-Kronig and shake off processes. The calculated spectra have been compared with the measured satellite energies in the L emission spectra. Their intense peaks have been identified as the observed satellite lines. The one to one correspondence between the peaks in calculated spectra and the satellites in measured spectra has been established on the basis of the agreement between the separations in the peak energies and those in the measured satellite energies. Group of transitions under the transition schemes L2Mx-MxM4,5 andL3Mx-MxN4,5 (x ? 1-5), which give, rise to these satellites have been identified. It is observed that the satellite L?2^(b) in all these spectra can be assigned to the superposition of ^3F4-^3G5 and ^3F4-^3D3 transitions and that this must be most intense one out of all these satellites, contributing in order of decreasing intensity. Each of the remaining satellites is found to have different origin in different elements. The possible contributions of the suitable transitions to all these lines have also been discussed. References:1. Y. Cauchois and C. Senemaud, X-Ray Wavelength Tables, 2^nd ed., (Oxford: Pergamon) pp. 217-314, (1978).2. S.N.Soni, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 23, 1117-1128, (1990).3. S. N. Soni and M. H. Massoud, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 58(1), 145-151 (1997).4. S. N. Soni and S. Poonia, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 61(9), 1509-1518 (2000).5. S. Poonia and S. N. Soni, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 62(3), 503-511 (2001).

  5. L{beta}1 and L{beta}2 Satellites in the X-ray Emission Spectra

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    Poonia, Surendra

    2005-10-26

    The X-ray satellites L{beta}{sub 1}{sup I}, L{beta}{sub 1}{sup II}, L{beta}{sub 1}{sup III}, L{beta}{sub 1}{sup IV}, L{beta}{sub 2}{sup I}, L{beta}{sub 2}{sup (b)}, L{beta}{sub 2}{sup II} and L{beta}{sub 2}{sup (c)} observed in the L-emission spectra in elements with Z = 26 to 92, have been calculated. The energies of various transitions have been calculated by available Hartree-Fock-Slater (HFS) data using the semi-empirical Auger transition energies in the doubly ionized atoms and their relative intensities have been estimated by considering cross - sections of singly ionized 2x-1 (x {identical_to} s, p) states and then of subsequent Coster-Kronig and shake off processes. The calculated spectra have been compared with the measured satellite energies in the L emission spectra. Their intense peaks have been identified as the observed satellite lines. The one to one correspondence between the peaks in calculated spectra and the satellites in measured spectra has been established on the basis of the agreement between the separations in the peak energies and those in the measured satellite energies. Group of transitions under the transition schemes L2Mx-MxM4,5 and L3Mx-MxN4,5 (x {identical_to} 1-5), which give rise to these satellites have been identified. It is observed that the satellite L{beta}{sub 2}{sup (b)} in all these spectra can be assigned to the superposition of 3F4-3G5 and 3F4-3D3 transitions and that this must be most intense one out of all these satellites, contributing in order of decreasing intensity. Each of the remaining satellites is found to have different origin in different elements. The possible contributions of the suitable transitions to all these lines have also been discussed.

  6. Comprehensive Transition Plan CTPGuidance

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    . This policy guidance applies to all Army Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units....................................................................................2-3 31 Rehabilitation Process

  7. Tips for Transition

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    Kellems, Ryan, Comp.; Morningstar, Mary E., Comp.

    2009-01-01

    The Tips for Transition contains 134 Transition Tips submitted from all over the country by practitioners. The purpose of the Tips was to identify grassroots transition practices being used by practitioners. Tips are categorized into the following domains: (1) Transition Planning; (2) Student Involvement; (3) Family Involvement; (4) Curriculum and…

  8. Transition to School.

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    Brostrom, Stig

    Noting the importance of young children's school readiness, the Danish Ministry of Education initiated transition activities to help preschoolers make a successful transition to kindergarten. This study examined Danish teachers' understanding of and attitudes toward transition activities. The study's questionnaire listed 32 typical transition

  9. Gas turbine combustor transition

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    Coslow, B.J.; Whidden, G.L.

    1999-05-25

    A method is described for converting a steam cooled transition to an air cooled transition in a gas turbine having a compressor in fluid communication with a combustor, a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor, the transition disposed in a combustor shell and having a cooling circuit connecting a steam outlet and a steam inlet and wherein hot gas flows from the combustor through the transition and to the turbine section, includes forming an air outlet in the transition in fluid communication with the cooling circuit and providing for an air inlet in the transition in fluid communication with the cooling circuit. 7 figs.

  10. Gas turbine combustor transition

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    Coslow, Billy Joe (Winter Park, FL); Whidden, Graydon Lane (Great Blue, CT)

    1999-01-01

    A method of converting a steam cooled transition to an air cooled transition in a gas turbine having a compressor in fluid communication with a combustor, a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor, the transition disposed in a combustor shell and having a cooling circuit connecting a steam outlet and a steam inlet and wherein hot gas flows from the combustor through the transition and to the turbine section, includes forming an air outlet in the transition in fluid communication with the cooling circuit and providing for an air inlet in the transition in fluid communication with the cooling circuit.

  11. Conceptualizing Transitions to Adulthood

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    Wyn, Johanna

    2014-01-01

    This chapter provides an overview of theories of the transition to young adulthood. It sets out the argument for conceptual renewal and discusses some implications of new patterns of transition for adult education.

  12. Tips for Transition

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    Kellems, Ryan Owen; Morningstar, Mary E.

    2010-01-01

    -based transition practices used by practitioners, reviewed them, and confirmed their category based on the five broad areas of Kohler's Taxonomy for Transition Planning including student-focused planning, interagency collaboration, and family involvement. The tips...

  13. Transition to Adulthood

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    ... to top IDEA’s Definition of Transition Services Any discussion of transition services must begin with its definition ... writing is a topic worthy of an entire discussion on its own. To shed light on how ...

  14. Transition in Turbines

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1985-01-01

    The concept of a large disturbance bypass mechanism for the initiation of transition is reviewed and studied. This mechanism, or some manifestation thereof, is suspected to be at work in the boundary layers present in a turbine flow passage. Discussion is presented on four relevant subtopics: (1) the effect of upstream disturbances and wakes on transition; (2) transition prediction models, code development, and verification; (3) transition and turbulence measurement techniques; and (4) the hydrodynamic condition of low Reynolds number boundary layers.

  15. Cosmological phase transitions

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    Kolb, E.W. |

    1993-10-01

    If modern ideas about the role of spontaneous symmetry breaking in fundamental physics are correct, then the Universe should have undergone a series of phase transitions early in its history. The study of cosmological phase transitions has become an important aspect of early-Universe cosmology. In this lecture I review some very recent work on three aspects of phase transitions: the electroweak transition, texture, and axions.

  16. Modeling the transition region

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    Singer, Bart A.

    1993-01-01

    The current status of transition-region models is reviewed in this report. To understand modeling problems, various flow features that influence the transition process are discussed first. Then an overview of the different approaches to transition-region modeling is given. This is followed by a detailed discussion of turbulence models and the specific modifications that are needed to predict flows undergoing laminar-turbulent transition. Methods for determining the usefulness of the models are presented, and an outlook for the future of transition-region modeling is suggested.

  17. What remains to be done to allow quantitative X-ray microanalysis performed with EDS to become a true characterization technique?

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    Gauvin, Raynald

    2012-10-01

    This article reviews different methods used to perform quantitative X-ray microanalysis in the electron microscope and also demonstrates the urgency of measuring the fundamental parameters of X-ray generation for the development of accurate standardless quantitative methods. Using ratios of characteristic lines acquired on the same X-ray spectrum, it is shown that the Cliff and Lorimer K A-B factor can be used in a general correction method that is appropriate for all types of specimens and electron microscopes, providing that appropriate corrections are made for X-ray absorption, fluorescence, and indirect generation. Since the fundamental parameters appear in the K A-B factor, only the ratio of the ionization cross sections needs to be known, not their absolute values. In this regard, the measurement of ratios of the K A-B factor (or intensities at different beam energies of the same material with no change of beam spreading in the material) permits the validation for the best models to compute the ratio of ionization cross sections. It is shown, using this method, that the nonrelativistic Bethe equation, to compute ionization cross section, is very close to the equation of E. Casnati et al. (J Phys B 15, 155-167, 1982) and also to the equations proposed by D. Bote and F. Salvat (Phys Rev A 77, 042701, 2008) for the computation of the ratio of ionization cross sections. The method is extended to show that it could be used to determine the values of the Coster-Kronig transitions factors, an important fundamental parameter for the generation of L and M lines that is mostly known with poor accuracy. The detector efficiency can be measured with specimens where their intensities were measured with an energy dispersive spectrometer detector, the efficiency of which has been measured in an X-ray synchrotron (M. Alvisi et al., Microsc Microanal 12, 406-415, 2006). The spatial resolution should always be computed when performing quantitative X-ray microanalysis and the equations of R. Gauvin (Microsc Microanal 13(5), 354-357, 2007) for bulk materials and the one presented in this article for thin films should be used. The effects of X-rays generated by fast secondary electrons and by Auger electrons are reviewed, and their effect can be detrimental for the spatial resolution of materials involving low-energy X-ray lines, in certain specific conditions. Finally, quantitative X-ray microanalysis of heterogeneous materials is briefly reviewed. PMID:23095445

  18. Gifts from Exoplanetary Transits

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    Narita, Norio

    2009-01-01

    The discovery of transiting extrasolar planets has enabled us a number of interesting stduies. Transit photometry reveals the radius and the orbital inclination of transiting planets, and thereby we can learn the true mass and the density of respective planets by the combined information of radial velocity measurements. In addition, follow-up observations of transiting planets such as secondary eclipse, transit timing variations, transmission spectroscopy, and the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect provide us information of their dayside temperature, unseen bodies in systems, planetary atmospheres, and obliquity of planetary orbits. Such observational information, which will provide us a greater understanding of extrasolar planets, is available only for transiting planets. Here I briefly summarize what we can learn from transiting planets and introduce previous studies.

  19. 2-Transitive and flag-transitive designs William M. Kantor-

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    Kantor, William M.

    2-Transitive and flag-transitive designs William M. Kantor- University of Oregon TN MEMORY will primarily be interested in the case in which G either is 2- transitive on the points of VOl' is transitive on the flags (incident point-line pairs) ofV. Note that 2-transitivity implies flag-transitivity since>. = 1

  20. Reconstructing Regulatory Network Transitions

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    Petricka, Jalean J.; Benfey, Philip N.

    2011-01-01

    Cellular responses often involve a transition of cells from one state to another. A transition from a stem cell to differentiated cell state, for example, may occur in response to gene expression changes induced by a transcription factor, or signaling cascades triggered by a hormone or pathogen. Regulatory networks are thought to control such cellular transitions. Thus, many researchers are interested in reconstructing regulatory networks, not only to gain a deeper understanding of cellular transitions, but also with the aim of using networks to predict and potentially manipulate cellular transitions and outcomes. In this review, we highlight approaches to the reconstruction of regulatory networks underlying cellular transitions, with special attention to transcriptional regulatory networks. We describe recent regulatory network reconstructions in a variety of organisms and discuss the success they share in identifying new regulatory components as well as shared relationships and phenotypic outcomes. PMID:21632251

  1. Transition to Old Age (Transition to Retirement).

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    Bergman, Simon

    Several conceptualizations and definitions of retirement have been proposed. One of them--the three-stage transition process--can be illustrated from studies in Israel: (1) leaving the old role; (2) going through the act of formal separation; and (3) adjusting to the new situation and role. Today's higher rate of survival into later years means…

  2. Matter in transition

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    Lara B. Anderson; James Gray; Nikhil Raghuram; Washington Taylor

    2015-12-17

    We explore a novel type of transition in certain 6D and 4D quantum field theories, in which the matter content of the theory changes while the gauge group and other parts of the spectrum remain invariant. Such transitions can occur, for example, for SU(6) and SU(7) gauge groups, where matter fields in a three-index antisymmetric representation and the fundamental representation are exchanged in the transition for matter in the two-index antisymmetric representation. These matter transitions are realized by passing through superconformal theories at the transition point. We explore these transitions in dual F-theory and heterotic descriptions, where a number of novel features arise. For example, in the heterotic description the relevant 6D SU(7) theories are described by bundles on K3 surfaces where the geometry of the K3 is constrained in addition to the bundle structure. On the F-theory side, non-standard representations such as the three-index antisymmetric representation of SU(N) require Weierstrass models that cannot be realized from the standard SU(N) Tate form. We also briefly describe some other situations, with groups such as Sp(3), SO(12), and SU(3), where analogous matter transitions can occur between different representations. For SU(3), in particular, we find a matter transition between adjoint matter and matter in the symmetric representation, giving an explicit Weierstrass model for the F-theory description of the symmetric representation that complements another recent analogous construction.

  3. Measuring accurate transit parameters

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    Joshua N. Winn

    2008-08-15

    By observing the transits of exoplanets, one may determine many fundamental system parameters. I review current techniques and results for the parameters that can be measured with the greatest precision, specifically, the transit times, the planetary mass and radius, and the projected spin-orbit angle.

  4. Transitioning between Clerkship Directors

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    Soltys, Stephen M.; Pary, Robert J.; Robinson, Stephen W.; Markwell, Stephen J.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: The authors report on succession-planning for mid-level academic positions. Method: The authors describe the process of succession-planning between clerkship directors and the smooth transition resulting in one case. Results: Gradually transitioning allowed a new faculty person to assume the clerkship-director position with minimal…

  5. School Transition Bibliography.

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    Pautler, Albert

    This bibliography on school transition includes 240 entries of books, journal articles, papers, reports, bibliographies, and dissertations. These entries deal with transitions of the following populations: adult learners, youth, Plains Indian women, high school students, people with learning disabilities, disadvantaged youth, high school…

  6. Predictability of Critical Transitions

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    Xiaozhu Zhang; Christian Kuehn; Sarah Hallerberg

    2015-11-03

    Critical transitions in multistable systems have been discussed as models for a variety of phenomena ranging from the extinctions of species to socio-economic changes and climate transitions between ice-ages and warm-ages. From bifurcation theory we can expect certain critical transitions to be preceded by a decreased recovery from external perturbations. The consequences of this critical slowing down have been observed as an increase in variance and autocorrelation prior to the transition. However especially in the presence of noise it is not clear, whether these changes in observation variables are statistically relevant such that they could be used as indicators for critical transitions. In this contribution we investigate the predictability of critical transitions in conceptual models. We study the quadratic integrate-and-fire model and the van der Pol model, under the influence of external noise. We focus especially on the statistical analysis of the success of predictions and the overall predictability of the system. The performance of different indicator variables turns out to be dependent on the specific model under study and the conditions of accessing it. Furthermore, we study the influence of the magnitude of transitions on the predictive performance.

  7. Predictability of critical transitions

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    Zhang, Xiaozhu; Kuehn, Christian; Hallerberg, Sarah

    2015-11-01

    Critical transitions in multistable systems have been discussed as models for a variety of phenomena ranging from the extinctions of species to socioeconomic changes and climate transitions between ice ages and warm ages. From bifurcation theory we can expect certain critical transitions to be preceded by a decreased recovery from external perturbations. The consequences of this critical slowing down have been observed as an increase in variance and autocorrelation prior to the transition. However, especially in the presence of noise, it is not clear whether these changes in observation variables are statistically relevant such that they could be used as indicators for critical transitions. In this contribution we investigate the predictability of critical transitions in conceptual models. We study the quadratic integrate-and-fire model and the van der Pol model under the influence of external noise. We focus especially on the statistical analysis of the success of predictions and the overall predictability of the system. The performance of different indicator variables turns out to be dependent on the specific model under study and the conditions of accessing it. Furthermore, we study the influence of the magnitude of transitions on the predictive performance.

  8. Accessibility-based transit planning

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    Busby, Jeffrey R

    2004-01-01

    A method for evaluating transit planning proposals using accessibility metrics is advanced in this research. A transit-accessibility model is developed intended for use by in-house transit agency planning staff as a ...

  9. Suppression of Exponential Electronic Decay in a Charged Environment

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    Averbukh, Vitali; Saalmann, Ulf; Rost, Jan Michael

    2010-06-11

    Inner-shell ionization of atoms and molecules leads to the creation of highly excited ionic states that often decay by electron emission. The dynamics of the decay is usually assumed to be exponential and the process is characterized by a decay rate. Here we show that in a multiply ionized cluster created by interaction with a high-intensity free-electron laser (FEL) radiation, trapping of the emitted electron by the neighboring ions changes the character of the decay dynamics qualitatively to the extent that it can become oscillatory instead of exponential. Implications of the predicted effect on Coster-Kronig and interatomic Coulombic decay processes induced by FELs are investigated.

  10. Relativistic calculations of M-shell photoionization and X-ray production cross-sections for Hg at 5.96 keV excitation energy

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    Sampaio, J. M.; Madeira, T. I.; Parente, F.; Indelicato, P.; Santos, J. P.; Marques, J. P.

    2015-02-01

    In this work we calculate photoionization and X-ray production cross-sections (XPCS) of M-shell vacancies in Hg at an incident photon energy of 5.96 keV (low energy X-rays of 55Fe radioactive source) using the Dirac-Fock method. Calculations are performed in single configuration approach with the Breit interaction and some vacuum polarization corrections included in the self-consistent method. Higher-order retardation corrections, self-energy and other vacuum polarization effects were also included as perturbations. Fluorescence and Coster-Kronig yields necessary to derive XPCS were obtained in a previous work using the exact same approach.

  11. Use of Electron Correlation to Make Attosecond Measurements without Attosecond Pulses

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    Smirnova, Olga; Ivanov, Misha

    2005-06-03

    We describe how correlations between electrons can be used to trace the dynamics of correlated two-electron ionization with attosecond precision, without using attosecond pulses. The approach is illustrated using the example of Auger or Coster-Kronig decay triggered by photoionization with an extreme ultraviolet pulse. It requires correlated measurements of angle-resolved energy spectra of both the photo- and Auger electrons in the presence of a laser pulse. To reconstruct the dynamics, we use not only classical time and energy correlation, but also entanglement between the two electrons.

  12. Single, double, and triple Auger decay of the Xe 4p core-hole states

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    Hikosaka, Y.; Kaneyasu, T.; Shigemasa, E.; Lablanquie, P.; Penent, F.; Eland, J. H. D.; Aoto, T.; Ito, K.

    2007-09-15

    Auger decay of Xe{sup +} states arising from 4p ionization has been studied with a very efficient multielectron coincidence method. Coster-Kronig decay from Xe{sup +} 4p{sup -1} and the subsequent decay into Xe{sup 3+} states with three valence holes are identified. Formation of Xe{sup 4+} is also observed as quadruple coincidences between a 4p photoelectron and three Auger electrons. The relative probabilities of individual multi-ionization processes are determined from the coincidence yields.

  13. Transiting Exoplanets with JWST

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    Seager, S; Valenti, J A

    2008-01-01

    The era of exoplanet characterization is upon us. For a subset of exoplanets -- the transiting planets -- physical properties can be measured, including mass, radius, and atmosphere characteristics. Indeed, measuring the atmospheres of a further subset of transiting planets, the hot Jupiters, is now routine with the Spitzer Space Telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will continue Spitzer's legacy with its large mirror size and precise thermal stability. JWST is poised for the significant achievement of identifying habitable planets around bright M through G stars--rocky planets lacking extensive gas envelopes, with water vapor and signs of chemical disequilibrium in their atmospheres. Favorable transiting planet systems, are, however, anticipated to be rare and their atmosphere observations will require tens to hundreds of hours of JWST time per planet. We review what is known about the physical characteristics of transiting planets, summarize lessons learned from Spitzer high-contrast exoplanet m...

  14. Oligocyclopentadienyl transition metal complexes

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    de Azevedo, Cristina G.; Vollhardt, K. Peter C.

    2002-01-18

    Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity studies of oligocyclopentadienyl transition metal complexes, namely those of fulvalene, tercyclopentadienyl, quatercyclopentadienyl, and pentacyclopentadienyl(cyclopentadienyl) are the subject of this account. Thermal-, photo-, and redox chemistries of homo- and heteropolynuclear complexes are described.

  15. Recruitment Parking and Transit

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    McConnell, Terry

    Rossiter Emergency Management / Business Continuity Manager Dan Wears Day Patrol and Events CommanderTraining/ Recruitment Sergeant Parking and Transit Services Director Risk Management & Regulatory and Life Safety Services Manager Claims Assc. Director Risk & Insurance Assc. Director Law Enforcement

  16. Superconductivity in transition metals.

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    Slocombe, Daniel R; Kuznetsov, Vladimir L; Grochala, Wojciech; Williams, Robert J P; Edwards, Peter P

    2015-03-13

    A qualitative account of the occurrence and magnitude of superconductivity in the transition metals is presented, with a primary emphasis on elements of the first row. Correlations of the important parameters of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory of superconductivity are highlighted with respect to the number of d-shell electrons per atom of the transition elements. The relation between the systematics of superconductivity in the transition metals and the periodic table high-lights the importance of short-range or chemical bonding on the remarkable natural phenomenon of superconductivity in the chemical elements. A relationship between superconductivity and lattice instability appears naturally as a balance and competition between localized covalent bonding and so-called broken covalency, which favours d-electron delocalization and superconductivity. In this manner, the systematics of superconductivity and various other physical properties of the transition elements are related and unified. PMID:25666075

  17. The Heliosphere in Transition

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    Kasper, Justin

    2015-04-01

    The heliosphere consists of the connective tissue of particles, fields and photons that mediate our interaction with the Sun and with interstellar space. Exploration of the heliosphere yields clues to the nature of environments we cannot reach ourselves, illuminating the composition of the solar interior, or the acceleration of cosmic rays in the galaxy. The heliosphere is also a laboratory for us to understand the fundamental physics of magnetized plasma, from heating and instabilities to coupling with neutral gas and dust. This talk will review some of the most exciting recent results in the heliosphere with a focus on transitions: what we can learn by exploring transitions within the heliosphere, how the heliosphere is responding to the long term transition in solar activity, and how our very view of the heliosphere is in transition with upcoming missions such as Solar Probe Plus, Solar Orbiter and IMAP.

  18. Exoplanet Transit Parallax

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    Caleb A. Scharf

    2007-02-28

    The timing and duration of exoplanet transits has a dependency on observer position due to parallax. In the case of an Earth-bound observer with a 2 AU baseline the dependency is typically small and slightly beyond the limits of current timing precision capabilities. However, it can become an important systematic effect in high-precision repeated transit measurements for long period systems due to its relationship to secular perspective acceleration phenomena. In this short paper we evaluate the magnitude and characteristics of transit parallax in the case of exoplanets using simplified geometric examples. We also discuss further implications of the effect, including its possible exploitation to provide immediate confirmation of planetary transits and/or unique constraints on orbital parameters and orientations.

  19. Alternative fuel transit buses

    SciTech Connect

    Motta, R.; Norton, P.; Kelly, K.

    1996-10-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory; this project was funded by DOE. One of NREL`s missions is to objectively evaluate the performance, emissions, and operating costs of alternative fuel vehicles so fleet managers can make informed decisions when purchasing them. Alternative fuels have made greater inroads into the transit bus market than into any other. Each year, the American Public Transit Association (APTA) surveys its members on their inventory and buying plans. The latest APTA data show that about 4% of the 50,000 transit buses in its survey run on an alternative fuel. Furthermore, 1 in 5 of the new transit buses that members have on order are alternative fuel buses. This program was designed to comprehensively and objectively evaluate the alternative fuels in use in the industry.

  20. Melting of Transition Metals

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    Ross, M; Japel, S; Boehler, R

    2005-04-11

    We review the transition melting studies carried out at Mainz, and describe a recently developed model used to explain that the relatively low melting slopes are due to the partially filled d-bands, and the persistence of the pressure induced s-d transition. The basic tenets of the model have now been reconfirmed by new measurements for Cu and Ni. The measurements show that Cu which has a filled 3d-band, has a melt slope that is about 2.5 greater than its neighbor Ni. In the case of Mo, the apparent discrepancy of DAC melting measurements with shock melting can be explained by accounting for the change in melt slope due to the bcc-cp transition observed in the shock studies. The Fe melt curve is revisited. The possible relevance of the Jahn-Teller effect and recently observed transition metal melts with Icosahedral Short-Range Order (ISRO) is discussed.

  1. Transiting Exoplanets with JWST

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    S. Seager; D. Deming; J. A. Valenti

    2008-08-13

    The era of exoplanet characterization is upon us. For a subset of exoplanets -- the transiting planets -- physical properties can be measured, including mass, radius, and atmosphere characteristics. Indeed, measuring the atmospheres of a further subset of transiting planets, the hot Jupiters, is now routine with the Spitzer Space Telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will continue Spitzer's legacy with its large mirror size and precise thermal stability. JWST is poised for the significant achievement of identifying habitable planets around bright M through G stars--rocky planets lacking extensive gas envelopes, with water vapor and signs of chemical disequilibrium in their atmospheres. Favorable transiting planet systems, are, however, anticipated to be rare and their atmosphere observations will require tens to hundreds of hours of JWST time per planet. We review what is known about the physical characteristics of transiting planets, summarize lessons learned from Spitzer high-contrast exoplanet measurements, and give several examples of potential JWST observations.

  2. Bus Centric Rapid Transit 

    E-print Network

    Banasiak, J.

    2011-01-01

    ? SmartCode/CNU Goals ? Public/private development partnership ? Emphasis on the pedestrian ? Bicycle and transit oriented development ? Dover Kohl TOD report, Dec. 2010 ? WTC will be anchor and terminus for BRT 11 18 Westside Transfer Center 18... 18 Five Points TOD #2 15 Five Points TOD 16 ? SmartCode/CNU Goals ? Public/private development partnership ? Emphasis on the pedestrian ? Bicycle and transit oriented development ? Dover Kohl TOD report, Dec. 2010 ? Five Points will anchor...

  3. Stability, transition and turbulence

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    Hussaini, M. Y.

    1987-01-01

    A glimpse is provided of the research program in stability, transition, and turbulence based on numerical simulations. This program includes both the so-called abrupt and the restrained transition processes. Attention is confined to the prototype problems of channel flow and the parallel boundary layer in the former category and the Taylor-Couette flow in the latter category. It covers both incompressible flows and supersonic flows. Some representative results are presented.

  4. Matter in transition

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    Anderson, Lara B; Raghuram, Nikhil; Taylor, Washington

    2015-01-01

    We explore a novel type of transition in certain 6D and 4D quantum field theories, in which the matter content of the theory changes while the gauge group and other parts of the spectrum remain invariant. Such transitions can occur, for example, for SU(6) and SU(7) gauge groups, where matter fields in a three-index antisymmetric representation and the fundamental representation are exchanged in the transition for matter in the two-index antisymmetric representation. These matter transitions are realized by passing through superconformal theories at the transition point. We explore these transitions in dual F-theory and heterotic descriptions, where a number of novel features arise. For example, in the heterotic description the relevant 6D SU(7) theories are described by bundles on K3 surfaces where the geometry of the K3 is constrained in addition to the bundle structure. On the F-theory side, non-standard representations such as the three-index antisymmetric representation of SU(N) require Weierstrass models...

  5. Appendix D: Mississauga Transit Marketing Strategy Mississauga Transit

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    Toronto, University of

    Appendix D: Mississauga Transit Marketing Strategy #12;1 Mississauga Transit Marketing Strategy information from 2001 TTS March 5, 2003 #12;2 Agenda - general transit mode split (TMS) trends (1996 - 2001 - 2001) - overall TMS to/from Mississauga - external market to/from Mississauga (local transit) - market

  6. Venus Transit 2004

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    Mayo, L. A.; Odenwald, S. F.

    2002-09-01

    December 6th, 1882 was the last transit of the planet Venus across the disk of the sun. It was heralded as an event of immense interest and importance to the astronomical community as well as the public at large. There have been only six such occurrences since Galileo first trained his telescope on the heavens in 1609 and on Venus in 1610 where he concluded that Venus had phases like the moon and appeared to get larger and smaller over time. Many historians consider this the final nail in the coffin of the Ptolemaic, Earth centered solar system. In addition, each transit has provided unique opportunities for discovery such as measurement and refinement of the astronomical unit, calculation of longitudes on the earth, and detection of Venus' atmosphere. The NASA Sun Earth Connection Education Forum in partnership with the Solar System Exploration Forum, DPS, and a number of NASA space missions is developing plans for an international education program centered around the June 8, 2004 Venus transit. The transit will be visible in its entirety from Europe and partially from the East Coast of the United States. We will use a series of robotic observatories including the Telescopes In Education network distributed in latitude to provide observations of the transit that will allow middle and high school students to calculate the A.U. through application of parallax. We will also use Venus transit as a probe of episodes in American history (e.g. 1769: revolutionary era, 1882: post civil war era, and 2004: modern era). Museums and planetariums in the US and Europe will offer real time viewing of the transit and conduct educational programs through professional development seminars, public lectures, and planetarium shows. We are interested in soliciting advice from the research community to coordinate professional research interests with this program.

  7. TECHNOLOGY-BASED TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS

    E-print Network

    TECHNOLOGY-BASED TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS Description Technology-based transit improvements are broad in scope and ever-changing. The newest improvements include: · Transit apps for smartphones and tablets. · Smart transit stops that display relevant and timely service information. · Fare payment methods

  8. Certificate in Transit Management and

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Certificate in Transit Management and Operations UMass Transit, in partnership with the UMass Transportation Center and CTTransit, are pleased to offer "A Certificate in Transit Management and Operations" to students at the University of Massachusetts. "Within the next 5-10 years more than 50 percent of transit

  9. PPPs in Transit David Horner

    E-print Network

    PPPs in Transit David Horner Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy U. S. Department in Transit: The Concept · Key elements ­ Form of procurement for new transit capacity ­ Private entity of delivery and operation below current levels · The opportunity: subsidy minimization #12;3 PPPs in Transit

  10. RTGs on Transit

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    Dassoulas, John; McNutt, Ralph L.

    2007-01-01

    Transit, the US Navy's Navigation Satellite System was conceived at the Applied Physics Laboratory in 1957 by observing the Doppler shift while tracking Sputnik I. As spacecraft development proceeded there was concern about the ability of batteries to maintain the hermetic seal over a 5-year operational life requirement; therefore, alternate energy sources were investigated. The radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) concept was pursued and resulted in the launch of SNAP 3s, providing partial power on both Transit 4A and 4B. SNAP 9s provided full power on three Transit 5BNs. All launches occurred in the early 1960s. When the U.S. conducted the high altitude nuclear test from Johnson Island, several spacecraft were lost due to artificial enhancement of charged particles in the Earth's magnetosphere resulting in rapid degradation of solar cell power production. This led to the decision to have both an RTG and Solar cell/battery design for Transit power systems; hence, a new RTG design, with a separable heat source and radiative coupling to the thermoelectric elements, was flown on TRIAD. This pioneering effort provided the impetus for future RTGs on interplanetary spacecraft. This paper describes the origin and purpose of the Transit program and provides details on the five satellites in that program that were powered by the first American RTGs used in space. The rationale and some of the challenges inherent in that use are also described.

  11. Examining hydrogen transitions.

    SciTech Connect

    Plotkin, S. E.; Energy Systems

    2007-03-01

    This report describes the results of an effort to identify key analytic issues associated with modeling a transition to hydrogen as a fuel for light duty vehicles, and using insights gained from this effort to suggest ways to improve ongoing modeling efforts. The study reported on here examined multiple hydrogen scenarios reported in the literature, identified modeling issues associated with those scenario analyses, and examined three DOE-sponsored hydrogen transition models in the context of those modeling issues. The three hydrogen transition models are HyTrans (contractor: Oak Ridge National Laboratory), MARKAL/DOE* (Brookhaven National Laboratory), and NEMS-H2 (OnLocation, Inc). The goals of these models are (1) to help DOE improve its R&D effort by identifying key technology and other roadblocks to a transition and testing its technical program goals to determine whether they are likely to lead to the market success of hydrogen technologies, (2) to evaluate alternative policies to promote a transition, and (3) to estimate the costs and benefits of alternative pathways to hydrogen development.

  12. Demographics of Transition Objects

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    Joan R. Najita; Stephen E. Strom; James Muzerolle

    2007-04-13

    The unusual properties of transition objects (young stars with an optically thin inner disc surrounded by an optically thick outer disc) suggest that significant disc evolution has occured in these systems. We explore the nature of these systems by examining their demographics, specifically their stellar accretion rates (Mdot) and disc masses (Mdisc) compared to those of accreting T Tauri stars of comparable age. We find that transition objects in Taurus occupy a restricted region of the Mdot vs. Mdisc plane. Compared to non-transition single stars in Taurus, they have stellar accretion rates that are typically ~10 times lower at the same disc mass and median disc masses ~4 times larger. These properties are anticipated by several proposed planet formation theories and suggest that the formation of Jovian mass planets may play a significant role in explaining the origin of at least some transition objects. Considering transition objects as a distinct demographic group among accreting T Tauri stars leads to a tighter relationship between disc masses and stellar accretion rates, with a slope between the two quantities that is close to the value of unity expected in simple theories of disc accretion.

  13. The ? ? Transition of Nitrogen

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    Lipi?ski, L.; Kowal, A.; Szmyrka-Grzebyk, A.; Manuszkiewicz, H.; Steur, P. P. M.; Pavese, F.

    2007-12-01

    It is well-known that, aside from its triple point, nitrogen exhibits a solid-to-solid transition at about 35 K that is of some interest as a secondary reference temperature. During the recently published highly accurate measurements of the triple point of nitrogen ( Metrologia 43, 435 (2006)), an extensive study was made also of the solid ? ? transition of nitrogen, using both the continuous heating method and the pulse-heating method. This transition is of significantly lower quality than the triple point of nitrogen. A very high thermal resistance and a large time constant characterize the transition. Therefore, even the determination of the self-heating of the thermometer requires a very long time. A value of T 90 = 35.620 K with an expanded uncertainty U = 8 mK for the coverage factor k = 2 was found, differing by +6 mK from the published CCT-recommended value. The reproducibility of the value was better than ± 5 mK. In addition to the temperature value found for the transition, a comparison is made with previous measurements on this point, and an overview is given of the available information about it.

  14. China's urban transition.

    PubMed

    Pannell, C

    1995-01-01

    This article describes recent changes in urban patterns in Shanghai-Nanjing, Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan, Canton-Hong Kong, and Dalian-Shenyang. The urban patterns in these metropolitan areas are viewed as part of an urban transition that is responding to population growth, a structural shift in employment, relaxed rules on migration and household registration, and foreign investment and trade. It is argued that these metropolitan coastal areas will form the key growth centers and will lead China's economic development. Urban transition is defined as the shift from rural to urban and from agricultural employment to industrial, commercial, or service employment. China's large cities always dominated as important centers of politics and trade. The recent shift is from interior to coastal cities due to a new world view and a movement away from the isolationism of prior centuries. It is assumed that cities are formed to take advantage of economies of scale in production, consumption, and distribution and to conform to regional specialization. Governments can intervene in growth processes. China's development of cities reflects state controls and market forces. The size and scale of China's population influenced the development process, which resulted in differences in the shape and process of the urban transition. It was under Chinese communism that cities became more than a set of discrete regional urban systems. Reference is made to Oshima's model of change that is specific to monsoon countries. Oshima argues that monsoon agricultural conditions require a distinct strategy based on full employment in order to achieve industrial transition. Rice cultivation requires a large and disciplined labor force. The discussion focuses on other models as well, such as the McGee's model of the extended metropolis and its extension by Zhou Yixing to China. China's changes may not follow Skeldon's models of urbanization in developing countries, because of state control of migration. However, the longer migrants remain in cities the more likely Skeldon's models of early European transitions apply to China's urban transition. PMID:12178548

  15. Electroweak phase transitions

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    Anderson, G.W.

    1991-09-16

    An analytic treatment of the one Higgs doublet, electroweak phase transition is given. The phase transition is first order, occurs by the nucleation of thin walled bubbles and completes at a temperature where the order parameter, {l angle}{phi}{r angle}{sub T} is significantly smaller than it is when the origin becomes absolutely unstable. The rate of anomalous baryon number violation is an exponentially function of {l angle}{phi}{r angle}{sub T}. In very minimal extensions of the standard model it is quite easy to increase {l angle}{phi}{r angle}{sub T} so that anomalous baryon number violation is suppressed after completion of the phase transition. Hence baryogenesis at the electroweak phase transition is tenable in minimal of the standard model. In some cases additional phase transitions are possible. For a light Higgs boson, when the top quark mass is sufficiently large, the state where the Higgs field has a vacuum expectation value {l angle}{phi}{r angle} = 246 GeV is not the true minimum of the Higgs potential. When this is the case, and when the top quark mass exceeds some critical value, thermal fluctuations in the early universe would have rendered the state {l angle}{phi}{r angle} = 246 GeV unstable. The requirement that the state {l angle}{phi}{r angle} = 246 GeV is sufficiently long lived constrains the masses of the Higgs boson and the top quark. Finally, we consider whether local phase transitions can be induced by heavy particles which act as seeds for deformations in the scalar field.

  16. Electroweak phase transitions

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    Anderson, G.W.

    1991-09-16

    An analytic treatment of the one Higgs doublet, electroweak phase transition is given. The phase transition is first order, occurs by the nucleation of thin walled bubbles and completes at a temperature where the order parameter, {l_angle}{phi}{r_angle}{sub T} is significantly smaller than it is when the origin becomes absolutely unstable. The rate of anomalous baryon number violation is an exponentially function of {l_angle}{phi}{r_angle}{sub T}. In very minimal extensions of the standard model it is quite easy to increase {l_angle}{phi}{r_angle}{sub T} so that anomalous baryon number violation is suppressed after completion of the phase transition. Hence baryogenesis at the electroweak phase transition is tenable in minimal of the standard model. In some cases additional phase transitions are possible. For a light Higgs boson, when the top quark mass is sufficiently large, the state where the Higgs field has a vacuum expectation value {l_angle}{phi}{r_angle} = 246 GeV is not the true minimum of the Higgs potential. When this is the case, and when the top quark mass exceeds some critical value, thermal fluctuations in the early universe would have rendered the state {l_angle}{phi}{r_angle} = 246 GeV unstable. The requirement that the state {l_angle}{phi}{r_angle} = 246 GeV is sufficiently long lived constrains the masses of the Higgs boson and the top quark. Finally, we consider whether local phase transitions can be induced by heavy particles which act as seeds for deformations in the scalar field.

  17. Viscosity near phase transitions

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    Antonio Dobado; Felipe J. Llanes-Estrada; Juan M. Torres-Rincon

    2010-09-30

    Probably the most enticing observation in theoretical physics during the last decade was the discovery of the great amount of consequences obtained from the AdS/CFT conjecture put forward by Maldacena. In this work we review how this correspondence can be used to address hydrodynamic properties such as the viscosity of some strongly interacting systems. We also employ the Boltzmann equation for those systems closer to low-energy QCD, and argue that this kind of transport coefficients can be related to phase transitions, in particular the QGP/hadronic phase transition studied in heavy ion collisions.

  18. UTM: Universal Transit Modeller

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    Deeg, Hans J.

    2014-12-01

    The Universal Transit Modeller (UTM) is a light-curve simulator for all kinds of transiting or eclipsing configurations between arbitrary numbers of several types of objects, which may be stars, planets, planetary moons, and planetary rings. A separate fitting program, UFIT (Universal Fitter) is part of the UTM distribution and may be used to derive best fits to light-curves for any set of continuously variable parameters. UTM/UFIT is written in IDL code and its source is released in the public domain under the GNU General Public License.

  19. Cosmological Big Bounce Transition

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    Wlodzimierz Piechocki

    2011-01-02

    We analyze the big bounce transition of the quantum FRW model in the setting of the nonstandard loop quantum cosmology (LQC). Elementary observables are used to quantize compound observables. The spectrum of the energy density operator is bounded and continuous. The spectrum of the volume operator is bounded from below and discrete. It has equally distant levels defining a quantum of the volume. The discreteness may imply a foamy structure of spacetime at semiclassical level which may be detected in astro-cosmo observations. The nonstandard LQC method has a free parameter that should be fixed in some way to specify the big bounce transition.

  20. Cosmological big bounce transition

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    Piechocki, W?odzimierz

    2012-06-01

    We analyze the big bounce transition of the quantum FRW model in the setting of the nonstandard loop quantum cosmology (LQC). Elementary observables are used to quantize compound observables. The spectrum of the energy density operator is bounded and continuous. The spectrum of the volume operator is bounded from below and discrete. It has equally distant levels defining a quantum of the volume. The discreteness may imply a foamy structure of spacetime at semiclassical level which may be detected in astro-cosmo observations. The nonstandard LQC method has a free parameter that should be fixed in some way to specify the big bounce transition.

  1. Transition Planning Inventory (TPI).

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    Kohler, Paula D.

    1999-01-01

    This article describes the Transition Planning Inventory, a formal assessment and planning tool for use with students with disabilities in individualized educational planning. It assesses skills in employment, daily living, leisure activities, community activities, community participation, health, self-determination, communication, and…

  2. Impingement cooled transition duct

    SciTech Connect

    Davis, L.B. Jr.; Goodwin, W.W.; Steber, C.E.

    1987-01-19

    An impingement cooling apparatus for cooling a surface of a transition duct disposed between a combustor and a turbine stage of a gas turbine engine is described. The transition duct being disposed in a compressed air plenum, comprising: an impingement sleeve surrounding the transition duct and spaced a distance therefrom to form a flow volume therebetween: apertures in the impingement sleeve; each of the apertures having an area: adjacent ones of apertures being separated by a spacing: a closed end at a turbine end of the flow volume; an exit at a combustor end of the flow volume; a flow sleeve within the compressed air-plention surrounding the combustor; a flared entry portion at an end of the flow sleeve overlapping the exit and forming an aerodynamic converging shape therebetween; a flow of air through the aerodynamic converging shape flowing toward the combustor being effective to reduce a pressure at the exit below a pressure in the compressed air plenum whereby a pressure drop across the impingement sleeve produces an impingement jet of air from each of the plurality of apertures directed toward the transition duct; and at least one of the distance, the area and the spacing being non-uniform over the impingement sleeve to control a cooling in the surface.

  3. Tips for Transition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kellems, Ryan O.; Morningstar, Mary E.

    2010-01-01

    The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) states that transition planning should begin at the earliest age appropriate and no later than age 16. IDEA requires schools to make collaborative efforts to provide students access to an array of postschool activities including integrated employment, postsecondary…

  4. String mediated phase transitions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Copeland, ED; Haws, D.; Rivers, R.; Holbraad, S.

    1988-01-01

    It is demonstrated from first principles how the existence of string-like structures can cause a system to undergo a phase transition. In particular, the role of topologically stable cosmic string in the restoration of spontaneously broken symmetries is emphasized. How the thermodynamic properties of strings alter when stiffness and nearest neighbor string-string interactions are included is discussed.

  5. Youth Policy in Transition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Timpane, Michael; And Others

    A study team was commissioned to critically review three independent reports on youth and schooling: "Youth: Transition to Adulthood"; "The Education of Adolescents"; and "The Reform of Secondary Education." The study team examined the reports in light of the most recent available social science evidence. The three reports, presenting similar…

  6. Variational transition state theory

    SciTech Connect

    Truhlar, D.G.

    1993-12-01

    This research program involves the development of variational transition state theory (VTST) and semiclassical tunneling methods for the calculation of gas-phase reaction rates and selected applications. The applications are selected for their fundamental interest and/or their relevance to combustion.

  7. Transition at hypersonic speeds

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morkovin, Mark V.

    1987-01-01

    Certain conjectures on the physics of instabilities in high-speed flows are discussed and the state of knowledge of hypersonic transition summarized. The case is made for an unpressured systematic research program in this area consisting of controlled microscopic experiments, theory, and numerical simulations.

  8. A Survey Transition Course

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    Johnston, William; McAllister, Alex M.

    2012-01-01

    Successful outcomes for a "Transition Course in Mathematics" have resulted from two unique design features. The first is to run the course as a "survey course" in mathematics, introducing sophomore-level students to a broad set of mathematical fields. In this single mathematics course, undergraduates benefit from an introduction of proof…

  9. Learning for Life Transitions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Varmecky, Jane Hyde

    2012-01-01

    Many adults return to formal learning situations to pursue lifelong learning goals because their lives are in transition from dealing with real-life problems such as divorce and re-marriage. The purpose of this study was to describe what couples learned that contributed to the success of their subsequent marriages and how they learned it. The…

  10. Transitions in Higher Education

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    Hussey, Trevor; Smith, Patrick

    2010-01-01

    This paper offers ideas towards a solution of some of the problems that arise due to the extension of higher education to an ever wider range of students: especially student drop-out. It suggests that, as far as is practical, the design and delivery of higher education should be based upon the major changes or transitions which the students…

  11. Singing Smoothes Classroom Transitions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mathews, Sarah E.

    2012-01-01

    Just as humming a merry tune helped Snow White and her furry animal friends to quickly clean a filthy cottage in the movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Disney & Cottrell, 1937), singing can be an effective way to help keep young children fully engaged during classroom transitions. The purposes of this article are to: (1) consider why…

  12. Transit of Extrasolar Planets

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Doyle, Laurance R.

    1998-01-01

    During the past five years we have pursued the detection of extrasolar planets by the photometric transit method, i.e. the detection of a planet by watching for a drop in the brightness of the light as it crosses in front of a star. The planetary orbit must cross the line-of-sight and so most systems will not be lined up for such a transit to ever occur. However, we have looked at eclipsing binary systems which are already edge-on. Such systems must be very small in size as this makes the differential light change due to a transit much greater for a given planet size (the brightness difference will be proportional to the area of the transiting planet to the disc area of the star). Also, the planet forming region should be closer to the star as small stars are generally less luminous (that is, if the same thermal regime for planet formation applies as in the solar system). This led to studies of the habitable zone around other stars, as well. Finally, we discovered that our data could be used to detect giant planets without transits as we had been carefully timing the eclipses of the stars (using a GPS antenna for time) and this will drift by being offset by any giant planets orbiting around the system, as well. The best summary of our work may be to just summarize the 21 refereed papers produced during the time of this grant. This will be done is chronological order and in each section separately.

  13. Alternative fuel transit buses: The Pierce Transit Success Story

    SciTech Connect

    1996-10-01

    The Pierce transit program for operating mass transit buses on compressed natural gas (CNG) is described. Cost, reliability, fuel efficiency, emission of combustion products, and future trends are discussed.

  14. Lb2 satellites spectra emitted due to N - shell spectator vacancy

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    Poonia, Surendra

    2003-05-01

    Lb2 satellites spectra emitted due to N - shell spectator vacancy SURENDRA POONIA Division of Natural Resources and Environment, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur - 342 003, Rajasthan, India Telephone No. +91-0291-514692, Fax No. +91-0291-745089 E - mail: asrao@cazri.raj.nic.in PACS No. 32.20Rj and 78.70E Key words: Lb2 satellites, N vacancy Lb2 transitions. ABSTRACT: The X-ray satellite spectra arising due to 2p3/2-14x-1-4x-14d-1 (x = s, p, d) transition array, in the elements Z = 40 to 92, have been calculated. While the energies of various transitions of the array have been determined by using available Hartree-Fock-Slater (HFS) data on 1s-1-2p-14x-1 and 2p-1-4x-14d-1 Auger transition energies and their relative intensities have been estimated by considering cross - sections of singly ionized 2x-1 (x = s, p) states and then of subsequent Coster-Kronig and shake off processes. The calculated spectra have been compared with the measured satellite energies in Lb2 spectra. Their intense peaks have been identified as the observed satellite lines. The one to one correspondence between the peaks in calculated spectra and the satellites in measured spectra has been established on the basis of the agreement between the separations in the peak energies and those in the measured satellite energies. It has been established that two satellites observed in the Lb2 region of the X-ray spectra of various elements and named b20 and b2(a) in order of increasing energy are mainly emitted by 2p-14d-1-4d-2 transitions. Considering the relative intensities of these transitions and the mutual closeness in their energies, the most intense one, namely the 3F4-3F4, and seven others of this array have been associated with the emission of the satellite b2(a), reported in the spectra of elements with Z < 60. In the range Z > 70, the second most intense transition, namely the 1D2-1D2, and a comparatively weaker transition, namely the 3D3-3P2 one, deviate from this group. Hence, only six transitions superpose to give rise to this satellite, which has been named as b20, in case of elements with Z > 70, in the literature. In the range Z > 65, this satellite gets an added intensity due to the superposition of some intense transitions 2p-14f-1-4d-14f-1 array. This superposition of two arrays in high Z elements justifies the name b20 different from b2(a), given to the analogously placed satellite in the spectra of lower Z elements. Finally, the four closely spaced satellites, reported in the b2 region of the spectrum 46Pd have been assigned to suitable 2p-14x-1-4x-14d-1 (x = s, p, d) transitions. REFERENCES: 1.Y. Cauchois and C. Senemaud, X-Ray wavelength Tables, 2nd ed., (Oxford: Pergamon) pp. 217-314, (1978). 2.S. N. Soni and M. H. Massoud, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 58(1), 145-151 (1997). 3.S. N. Soni and S. Poonia, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 61(9), 1509-1518 (2000). 4.S. Poonia and S. N. Soni, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 62(3), 503-511 (2001). 5.A. M. Vlaicu, T. Tochio, T. Ishizuka, D. Ohsawa, Y. Ito, T. Mukoyama, A. Nisawa, T. Shoji and S. Yoshikado, Phys. Rev. A 58(5), 3544-3551, (1998). 6.R. Diamant, S. Huotari, K. Hamalainen, R. Sharon, C. C. Kao and M. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. A 63(2), 2508-2513 (2001).

  15. 75 FR 76921 - Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Tobacco Transition Assessments

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office #0; #0;Rules and Regulations... Corporation 7 CFR Part 1463 RIN 0560-AH30 Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Tobacco Transition Assessments... Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is modifying the regulations for the Tobacco Transition Payment...

  16. The Myths of Mass Transit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burke, Catherine G.

    1982-01-01

    Criticizes eight commonly held notions about the value of mass transit systems in public transportation programs. Alternative approaches for improving the quality and quantity of urban transit systems are discussed. (AM)

  17. Calixarene supported transition metal clusters 

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    Taylor, Stephanie Merac

    2013-06-29

    This thesis describes a series of calix[n]arene polynuclear transition metal and lanthanide complexes. Calix[4]arenes possess lower-rim polyphenolic pockets that are ideal for the complexation of various transition metal ...

  18. Transition-fault test generation 

    E-print Network

    Cobb, Bradley Douglas

    2013-02-22

    . One way to detect these timing defects is to apply test patterns to the integrated circuit that are generated using the transition-fault model. Unfortunately, industry's current transition-fault test generation schemes produce test sets that are too...

  19. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

    E-print Network

    Ricker, George R.

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission. The spacecraft will be ...

  20. Visual Analytics Technology Transition Progress

    SciTech Connect

    Scholtz, Jean; Cook, Kristin A.; Whiting, Mark A.; Lemon, Douglas K.; Greenblatt, Howard

    2009-09-23

    The authors provide a description of the transition process for visual analytic tools and contrast this with the transition process for more traditional software tools. This paper takes this into account and describes a user-oriented approach to technology transition including a discussion of key factors that should be considered and adapted to each situation. The progress made in transitioning visual analytic tools in the past five years is described and the challenges that remain are enumerated.

  1. Precision photometry for planetary transits

    E-print Network

    Frederic Pont; Claire Moutou

    2007-02-06

    We review the state of the art in follow-up photometry for planetary transit searches. Three topics are discussed: (1) Photometric monitoring of planets discovered by radial velocity to detect possible transits (2) Follow-up photometry of candidates from photometric transit searches to weed out eclipsing binaries and false positives (3) High-precision lightcurves of known transiting planets to increase the accuracy on the planet parameters.

  2. The transition to agricultural sustainability

    PubMed Central

    Ruttan, Vernon W.

    1999-01-01

    The transition to sustainable growth in agricultural production during the 21st century will take place within the context of a transition to a stable population and a possible transition to a stable level of material consumption. If the world fails to successfully navigate a transition to sustainable growth in agricultural production, the failure will be due more to a failure in the area of institutional innovation than to resource and environmental constraints. PMID:10339524

  3. Conformational Transitions of Heteropolymers

    E-print Network

    Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2007-10-22

    We study conformational transitions of simple coarse-grained models for protein-like heteropolymers on the simple cubic lattice and off-lattice, respectively, by means of multicanonical sampling algorithms. The effective hydrophobic/polar models do not require the knowledge of the native topology for a given sequence of residues as input. Therefore these models are eligible to investigate general properties of the tertiary folding behaviour of such protein-like heteropolymers.

  4. Stimulated coherent transition radiation

    SciTech Connect

    Hung-chi Lihn

    1996-03-01

    Coherent radiation emitted from a relativistic electron bunch consists of wavelengths longer than or comparable to the bunch length. The intensity of this radiation out-numbers that of its incoherent counterpart, which extends to wavelengths shorter than the bunch length, by a factor equal to the number of electrons in the bunch. In typical accelerators, this factor is about 8 to 11 orders of magnitude. The spectrum of the coherent radiation is determined by the Fourier transform of the electron bunch distribution and, therefore, contains information of the bunch distribution. Coherent transition radiation emitted from subpicosecond electron bunches at the Stanford SUNSHINE facility is observed in the far-infrared regime through a room-temperature pyroelectric bolometer and characterized through the electron bunch-length study. To measure the bunch length, a new frequency-resolved subpicosecond bunch-length measuring system is developed. This system uses a far-infrared Michelson interferometer to measure the spectrum of coherent transition radiation through optical autocorrelation with resolution far better than existing time-resolved methods. Hence, the radiation spectrum and the bunch length are deduced from the autocorrelation measurement. To study the stimulation of coherent transition radiation, a special cavity named BRAICER is invented. Far-infrared light pulses of coherent transition radiation emitted from electron bunches are delayed and circulated in the cavity to coincide with subsequent incoming electron bunches. This coincidence of light pulses with electron bunches enables the light to do work on electrons, and thus stimulates more radiated energy. The possibilities of extending the bunch-length measuring system to measure the three-dimensional bunch distribution and making the BRAICER cavity a broadband, high-intensity, coherent, far-infrared light source are also discussed.

  5. TRANSITIVE GROUP ACTIONS KEITH CONRAD

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    TRANSITIVE GROUP ACTIONS KEITH CONRAD 1. Introduction Every action of a group on a set decomposes transitive when the set is nonempty and there is exactly one orbit. Example 1.2. For n 1, the usual action of Sn on {1, 2, . . . , n} is transitive since there is a permutation sending 1 to any number. Example 1

  6. DCCPS: BRP: PCRB: Care Transitions

    Cancer.gov

    PCRB is interested in research aimed at understanding and improving transitions between types of care along the cancer care continuum. Survivorship care planning interventions, patient navigation, teamwork, transitions coaching, and models such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home and shared care are contemporary examples of efforts to promote high quality transitional care within the US health system.

  7. NASA metric transition plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    NASA science publications have used the metric system of measurement since 1970. Although NASA has maintained a metric use policy since 1979, practical constraints have restricted actual use of metric units. In 1988, an amendment to the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 required the Federal Government to adopt the metric system except where impractical. In response to Public Law 100-418 and Executive Order 12770, NASA revised its metric use policy and developed this Metric Transition Plan. NASA's goal is to use the metric system for program development and functional support activities to the greatest practical extent by the end of 1995. The introduction of the metric system into new flight programs will determine the pace of the metric transition. Transition of institutional capabilities and support functions will be phased to enable use of the metric system in flight program development and operations. Externally oriented elements of this plan will introduce and actively support use of the metric system in education, public information, and small business programs. The plan also establishes a procedure for evaluating and approving waivers and exceptions to the required use of the metric system for new programs. Coordination with other Federal agencies and departments (through the Interagency Council on Metric Policy) and industry (directly and through professional societies and interest groups) will identify sources of external support and minimize duplication of effort.

  8. Transition mixing study

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    Reynolds, R.; White, C.

    1986-01-01

    A computer model capable of analyzing the flow field in the transition liner of small gas turbine engines is developed. A FORTRAN code has been assembled from existing codes and physical submodels and used to predict the flow in several test geometries which contain characteristics similar to transition liners, and for which experimental data was available. Comparisons between the predictions and measurements indicate that the code produces qualitative results but that the turbulence models, both K-E and algebraic Reynolds Stress, underestimate the cross-stream diffusion. The code has also been used to perform a numerical experiment to examine the effect of a variety of parameters on the mixing process in transition liners. Comparisons illustrate that geometries with significant curvature show a drift of the jet trajectory toward the convex wall and weaker wake region vortices and decreased penetration for jets located on the convex wall of the liner, when compared to jets located on concave walls. Also shown were the approximate equivalency of angled slots and round holes and a technique by which jet mixing correlations developed for rectangular channels can be used for can geometries.

  9. Searching for transit timing variations in transiting exoplanet systems

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    Marie Hrudková; Ian Skillen; Chris Benn; Don Pollacco; Neale Gibson; Yogesh Joshi; Petr Harmanec; Simon Tulloch

    2008-07-07

    Searching for transit timing variations in the known transiting exoplanet systems can reveal the presence of other bodies in the system. Here we report such searches for two transiting exoplanet systems, TrES-1 and WASP-2. Their new transits were observed with the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope located on La Palma, Spain. In a continuing programme, three consecutive transits were observed for TrES-1, and one for WASP-2 during September 2007. We used the Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations to derive transit times and their uncertainties. The resulting transit times are consistent with the most recent ephemerides and no conclusive proof of additional bodies in either system was found.

  10. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Preliminary Evaluation Results

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    Chandler, K.; Eudy, L.

    2007-03-01

    This report provides an evaluation of three prototype fuel cell-powered transit buses operating at AC Transit in Oakland, California, and six baseline diesel buses similar in design to the fuel cell buses.

  11. Evaluation of traffic signal controller transition methods 

    E-print Network

    Hamilton, Curtis Lloyd

    2000-01-01

    methods in an Eagle EPAC300 series Controller unit were evaluated. The three transition methods tested were a Shortway Transition method, Shortway Add Only Transition method, and Infinite Dwell Transition method. The goal was to develop a methodology...

  12. Phase transitions of superconducting wire network

    E-print Network

    Katsumoto, Shingo

    /2 Good agreement #12;FFXY model Vortex pair (size ~ KT) KT transition @ TKT Domain (size ~ sing) Ising transition Increase = lift degeneracy = 0, = 0 KT transition = 1/2, = 1/2 KT transition Same behavior

  13. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign Relations...IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An...

  14. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign Relations...IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An...

  15. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign Relations...IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An...

  16. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign Relations...IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An...

  17. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign Relations...IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An...

  18. Transition Metal Switchable Mirror

    SciTech Connect

    2009-08-21

    The switchable-mirrors technology was developed by Tom Richardson and Jonathan Slack of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. By using transition metals rather than the rare earth metals used in the first metal-hydride switchable mirrors, Richardson and Slack were able to lower the cost and simplify the manufacturing process. Energy performance is improved as well, because the new windows can reflect or transmit both visible and infrared light. Besides windows for offices and homes, possible applications include automobile sunroofs, signs and displays, aircraft windows, and spacecraft.

  19. Weak Bisimulation Observable transitions

    E-print Network

    Gardner, Philippa

    transitions. 2 #12;Example P0 def = a.P0 + b.P1 + .P1 P1 def = a.P1 + .P2 P2 def = b.P0 Q1 def = a.Q1 + .Q2 Q2, whenever (P, Q) B and is a, a or for action name a, then · if P = P then Q = Q for some Q such that (P. present a candidate relation B with (P, Q) B; 2. prove that B is a weak bisimulation. Example P0 def = a.P

  20. Squeezing from ghost transitions

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    Gheri, Klaus M.; Walls, Daniel F.

    1994-05-01

    We show that significant squeezing in a strong signal light field can be generated with three-level atoms in a ghost-transition setup by tuning a weak probe beam inside the Autler-Townes doublet created by the strong signal light. Close to the Rabi level, i.e., within the absorption line, processes involving both amplitude quadratures become important. Significant atomic two-photon coherence provides a vehicle for signal-amplitude fluctuations to trigger fluctuations in the probe amplitude. Subsequently, atomic coherence will feed these probe fluctuations back into the signal and enable substantial noise suppression.

  1. Superradiance transition in graphene

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nesterov, Alexander I.; Aceves de la Cruz, Fermín; Luchnikov, Valeriy A.; Berman, Gennady P.

    2015-12-01

    We study theoretically the conditions required for the appearance of a superradiance transition in graphene. The electron properties of graphene are described in the single pz-orbital tight-binding approximation, corresponding to the two interacting sub-lattices. The corresponding model is reduced to the effective two-level pseudo-spin 1/2 system. For each sub-lattice we introduce the electron transfer rate of escape into a continuum. We demonstrate that, under some conditions, the superradiance occurs, and it corresponds to the maximal quantum coherent escape to the continuum.

  2. Semiconducting transition metal oxides.

    PubMed

    Lany, Stephan

    2015-07-22

    Open shell transition metal oxides are usually described as Mott or charge transfer insulators, which are often viewed as being disparate from semiconductors. Based on the premise that the presence of a correlated gap and semiconductivity are not mutually exclusive, this work reviews electronic structure calculations on the binary 3d oxides, so to distill trends and design principles for semiconducting transition metal oxides. This class of materials possesses the potential for discovery, design, and development of novel functional semiconducting compounds, e.g. for energy applications. In order to place the 3d orbitals and the sp bands into an integrated picture, band structure calculations should treat both contributions on the same footing and, at the same time, account fully for electron correlation in the 3d shell. Fundamentally, this is a rather daunting task for electronic structure calculations, but quasi-particle energy calculations in GW approximation offer a viable approach for band structure predictions in these materials. Compared to conventional semiconductors, the inherent multivalent nature of transition metal cations is more likely to cause undesirable localization of electron or hole carriers. Therefore, a quantitative prediction of the carrier self-trapping energy is essential for the assessing the semiconducting properties and to determine whether the transport mechanism is a band-like large-polaron conduction or a small-polaron hopping conduction. An overview is given for the binary 3d oxides on how the hybridization between the 3d crystal field symmetries with the O-p orbitals of the ligands affects the effective masses and the likelihood of electron and hole self-trapping, identifying those situations where small masses and band-like conduction are more likely to be expected. The review concludes with an illustration of the implications of the increased electronic complexity of transition metal cations on the defect physics and doping, using as an example the diversity of possible atomic and magnetic configurations of the O vacancy in TiO(2), and the high levels of hole doping in Co(2)ZnO(4) due to a self-doping mechanism that originates from the multivalence of Co. PMID:26126022

  3. Superradiance Transition in Graphene

    E-print Network

    Alexander I. Nesterov; Fermín Aceves de la Cruz; Valeriy A. Luchnikov; Gennady P. Berman

    2015-06-12

    We study theoretically and numerically the conditions required for the appearance of a superradiance transition in graphene. The electron properties of graphene are described in the single $p_z$-orbital tight-binding approximation, in which the model is reduced to the effective two-level pseudo-spin $1/2$ system. For each level we introduce the electron transfer rate of escape into a continuum. We demonstrate that, under some conditions, the superradiance experiences the maximal quantum coherent escape to the continuum.

  4. Semiconducting transition metal oxides

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lany, Stephan

    2015-07-01

    Open shell transition metal oxides are usually described as Mott or charge transfer insulators, which are often viewed as being disparate from semiconductors. Based on the premise that the presence of a correlated gap and semiconductivity are not mutually exclusive, this work reviews electronic structure calculations on the binary 3d oxides, so to distill trends and design principles for semiconducting transition metal oxides. This class of materials possesses the potential for discovery, design, and development of novel functional semiconducting compounds, e.g. for energy applications. In order to place the 3d orbitals and the sp bands into an integrated picture, band structure calculations should treat both contributions on the same footing and, at the same time, account fully for electron correlation in the 3d shell. Fundamentally, this is a rather daunting task for electronic structure calculations, but quasi-particle energy calculations in GW approximation offer a viable approach for band structure predictions in these materials. Compared to conventional semiconductors, the inherent multivalent nature of transition metal cations is more likely to cause undesirable localization of electron or hole carriers. Therefore, a quantitative prediction of the carrier self-trapping energy is essential for the assessing the semiconducting properties and to determine whether the transport mechanism is a band-like large-polaron conduction or a small-polaron hopping conduction. An overview is given for the binary 3d oxides on how the hybridization between the 3d crystal field symmetries with the O-p orbitals of the ligands affects the effective masses and the likelihood of electron and hole self-trapping, identifying those situations where small masses and band-like conduction are more likely to be expected. The review concludes with an illustration of the implications of the increased electronic complexity of transition metal cations on the defect physics and doping, using as an example the diversity of possible atomic and magnetic configurations of the O vacancy in TiO2, and the high levels of hole doping in Co2ZnO4 due to a self-doping mechanism that originates from the multivalence of Co.

  5. Transition Metal Switchable Mirror

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2010-01-08

    The switchable-mirrors technology was developed by Tom Richardson and Jonathan Slack of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. By using transition metals rather than the rare earth metals used in the first metal-hydride switchable mirrors, Richardson and Slack were able to lower the cost and simplify the manufacturing process. Energy performance is improved as well, because the new windows can reflect or transmit both visible and infrared light. Besides windows for offices and homes, possible applications include automobile sunroofs, signs and displays, aircraft windows, and spacecraft.

  6. Transition Metal Switchable Mirror

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2013-05-29

    The switchable-mirrors technology was developed by Tom Richardson and Jonathan Slack of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. By using transition metals rather than the rare earth metals used in the first metal-hydride switchable mirrors, Richardson and Slack were able to lower the cost and simplify the manufacturing process. Energy performance is improved as well, because the new windows can reflect or transmit both visible and infrared light. Besides windows for offices and homes, possible applications include automobile sunroofs, signs and displays, aircraft windows, and spacecraft. More information at: http://windows.lbl.gov/materials/chromogenics/default.htm

  7. 309 Building transition plan

    SciTech Connect

    Graves, C.E.

    1994-08-31

    The preparation for decontamination and decommissioning (transition) of the 309 Building is projected to be completed by the end of the fiscal year (FY) 1998. The major stabilization and decontamination efforts include the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor (PRTR), fuel storage and transfer pits, Transfer Waste (TW) tanks and the Ion Exchange Vaults. In addition to stabilizing contaminated areas, equipment, components, records, waste products, etc., will be dispositioned. All nonessential systems, i.e., heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, monitoring, fluids, etc., will be shut down and drained/de-energized. This will allow securing of the process, laboratory, and office areas of the facility. After that, the facility will be operated at a level commensurate with its surveillance needs while awaiting D&D. The implementation costs for FY 1995 through FY 1998 for the transition activities are estimated to be $1,070K, $2,115K, $2,939K, and $4,762K, respectively. Costs include an assumed company overhead of 20% and a 30% out year contingency.

  8. Planet Demographics from Transits

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Howard, Andrew

    2015-08-01

    From the demographics of planets detected by the Kepler mission, we have learned that there exists approximately one planet per star for planets larger than Earth orbiting inside of 1 AU. We have also learned the relative occurrence of these planets as a function of their orbital periods, sizes, and host star masses and metallicities. In this talk I will review the key statistical findings that the planet size distribution peaks in the range 1-3 times Earth-size, the orbital period distribution is characterized by a power-law cut off at short periods, small planets are more prevalent around small stars, and that approximately 20% of Sun-like stars hosts a planet 1-2 times Earth-size in a habitable zone. Looking forward, I will describe analysis of photometry from the K2 mission that is yielding initial planet discoveries and offering the opportunity to measure planet occurrence in widely separated regions of the galaxy. Finally, I will also discuss recent techniques to discover transiting planets in space-based photometry and to infer planet population properties from the ensemble of detected and non-detected transit signals.

  9. Transition in hypersonic boundary layers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Chuanhong; Zhu, Yiding; Chen, Xi; Yuan, Huijing; Wu, Jiezhi; Chen, Shiyi; Lee, Cunbiao; Gad-el-Hak, Mohamed

    2015-10-01

    Transition and turbulence production in a hypersonic boundary layer is investigated in a Mach 6 wind tunnel using Rayleigh-scattering visualization, fast-response pressure measurements, and particle image velocimetry. It is found that the second-mode instability is a key modulator of the transition process. Although the second-mode is primarily an acoustic wave, it causes the formation of high-frequency vortical waves, which triggers a fast transition to turbulence.

  10. Phase transitions in layered crystals

    E-print Network

    Yuri Mnyukh

    2011-05-22

    It is demonstrated by analyzing real examples that phase transitions in layered crystals occur like all other solid-state phase transitions by nucleation and crystal growth, but have a specific morphology. There the nucleation is epitaxial, resulting in the rigorous orientation relationship between the polymorphs, such that the direction of molecular layers are preserved. The detailed molecular mechanism of these phase transitions and formation of the laminar domain structures are described and related to the nature of ferroelectrics.

  11. Diffusion phase transitions in alloys

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ustinovshchikov, Yu I.

    2014-07-01

    We present a critical analysis of research on the thermodynamics, kinetics, and morphology of diffusion phase transitions in alloys. We show that diffusion phase transitions are mainly driven by the chemical potential difference due to a change in the sign of the chemical interaction among the component atoms. We explain how the sign of the chemical interaction energy can be obtained from experimental measurements. Examples are given to illustrate the kinetics and morphology of the ordering-separation phase transition in Ni- and Co-based alloys. We show how introducing the concept of the ordering-separation phase transition may affect our thinking in this area.

  12. Managing Transition Cows Amanda Pellegrin

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Retained Placenta Mastitis Milk Fever Acidosis The Transition Period Preventing Ketosis Add Propylene; Maintain adequate feed intake Preventing Retained Placenta Adequate energy and protein intake, Vitamin A

  13. Quantum phase transition in space

    SciTech Connect

    Damski, Bogdan; Zurek, Wojciech H

    2008-01-01

    A quantum phase transition between the symmetric (polar) phase and the phase with broken symmetry can be induced in a ferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate in space (rather than in time). We consider such a phase transition and show that the transition region in the vicinity of the critical point exhibits scalings that reflect a compromise between the rate at which the transition is imposed (i.e., the gradient of the control parameter) and the scaling of the divergent healing length in the critical region. Our results suggest a method for the direct measurement of the scaling exponent {nu}.

  14. Transition to electronic publishing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bowning, Sam

    Previous communications have described some of the many changes that will occur in the next few months as AGU makes the transition to fully electronic publishing. With the advent of the new AGU electronic publishing system, manuscripts will be submitted, edited, reviewed, and published in electronic formats. This piece discusses how the electronic journals will differ from the print journals. Electronic publishing will require some adjustments to the ways we currently think about journals from our perspective of standard print versions. Visiting the Web site of AGU's Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-Cubed) is a great way to get familiar with the look and feel of electronic publishing. However, protocols, especially for citations of articles, are still evolving. Some of the biggest changes for users of AGU publications may be the lack of page numbers, the use of a unique identifier (DOI),and changes in citation style.

  15. Phases and Phase Transitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gitterman, Moshe

    2014-09-01

    In discussing phase transitions, the first thing that we have to do is to define a phase. This is a concept from thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, where a phase is defined as a homogeneous system. As a simple example, let us consider instant coffee. This consists of coffee powder dissolved in water, and after stirring it we have a homogeneous mixture, i.e., a single phase. If we add to a cup of coffee a spoonful of sugar and stir it well, we still have a single phase -- sweet coffee. However, if we add ten spoonfuls of sugar, then the contents of the cup will no longer be homogeneous, but rather a mixture of two homogeneous systems or phases, sweet liquid coffee on top and coffee-flavored wet sugar at the bottom...

  16. Different disciplines, different transitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wood, Leigh; Solomonides, Ian

    2008-09-01

    There is not just one mathematics taught at university level, nor is there one group of students. Mathematics is taught differently depending on the discipline and the perceived background of the student. There is engineering mathematics for the students heading towards engineering degrees, life science mathematics for those heading towards biology degrees and so on. This paper considers the phases of transitions that students experience as they embark on a course of study and then go on to professional life. We make inferences about the ways the curriculum should be designed to alleviate the difficulties of these phases as well as to take account of the capabilities that graduates will require in the workplace. It is not only where students are coming from that affects their learning but where they are heading to, in combination with their perceptions of that destination.

  17. Hybrid Electric Transit Bus

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Viterna, Larry A.

    1997-01-01

    A government, industry, and university cooperative is developing an advanced hybrid electric city transit bus. Goals of this effort include doubling the fuel economy compared to current buses and reducing emissions to one-tenth of current EPA standards. Unique aspects of the vehicle's power system include the use of ultra-capacitors as an energy storage system, and a planned natural gas fueled turbogenerator developed from a small jet engine. Power from both the generator and energy storage system is provided to a variable speed electric motor attached to the rear axle. At over 15000 kg gross weight, this is the largest vehicle of its kind ever built using ultra-capacitor energy storage. This paper describes the overall power system architecture, the evolution of the control strategy, and its performance over industry standard drive cycles.

  18. Essentials of Transition Planning. Brookes Transition to Adulthood Series

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wehman, Paul

    2011-01-01

    For young people with disabilities, crossing the bridge to adulthood will be empowering instead of intimidating--when their support teams know the essentials of effective transition planning. Now all the fundamentals of well-crafted transition plans are collected in one concise quick-guide, straight from one of the top authorities on helping young…

  19. Transitions to Least Restrictive Environments: A Guide to Transition. Revised.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beninghof, Anne M.

    This guide to the transition of special education students to less restrictive environments or from school to work stresses the importance of planning and communication during the entire process, from initial plans through implementation and follow-up. Section 1 consists of a "Transition Process Checklist" to aid in the organization and follow…

  20. Transition: Student to Work. Models for Effective Transition Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Krieg, Fred Jay; And Others

    There are great parallels between the School-to-Work Opportunities Act and the legislation which produced transition services for individuals with disabilities. The rationale is clearly the same: a real recognition and concern exists about the difficult transition that faces all high school graduates as they prepare to live on their own, assume…

  1. Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) Fuel Cell Transit Bus: Preliminary Evaluation Results

    SciTech Connect

    Chandler, K.; Eudy, L.

    2008-10-01

    This report provides preliminary results from a National Renewable Energy Laboratory evaluation of a protoptye fuel cell transit bus operating at Connecticut Transit in Hartford. Included are descriptions of the planned fuel cell bus demonstration and equipment; early results and agency experience are also provided.

  2. Phase transitions in disordered systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hrahsheh, Fawaz Y.

    Disorder can have a wide variety of consequences for the physics of phase transitions. Some transitions remain unchanged in the presence of disorder while others are completely destroyed. In this thesis we study the effects of disorder on several classical and quantum phase transitions in condensed matter systems. After a brief introduction, we study the ferromagnetic phase transition in a randomly layered Heisenberg magnet using large-scale Monte-Carlo simulations. Our results provide numerical evidence for the exotic infinite-randomness scenario. We study classical and quantum smeared phase transitions in substitutional alloys A1-xBx. Our results show that the disorder completely destroys the phase transition with a pronounced tail of the ordered phase developing for all compositions x < 1. In addition, we find that short-ranged disorder correlations can have a dramatic effect on the transition. Moreover, we show an experimental realization of the composition-tuned ferromagnetic-to-paramagnetic quantum phase transition in Sr1-xCa xRuO3. We investigate the effects of disorder on first-order quantum phase transitions on the example of the N-color quantum Ashkin-Teller model. By means of a strong disorder renormalization group, we demonstrate that disorder rounds the first-order transition to a continuous one for both weak and strong coupling between the colors. Finally, we investigate the superfluid-insulator quantum phase transition of one-dimensional bosons with off-diagonal disorder by means of large-scale Monte-Carlo simulations. Beyond a critical disorder strength, we find nonuniversal, disorder dependent critical behavior.

  3. Certificate in Transit Management and

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    operation, and management. CTTransit CEE 310 Intro to Transportation Systems FINOPMGT 341 Logistics Transit Management CEE 509 Transportation System Analysis CEE 611 Transport Investment & Pricing Analysis Transportation Center and CTTransit, are pleased to offer "A Certificate in Transit Management and Operations

  4. Brunton Pocket Transit, 1960s

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    First patented in 1894, the pocket transit is a relatively simple instrument which provides horizontal and vertical readings; it has adjustable sights and also can function as a plumb bob. The pocket transit is commonly used in geologic mapping, surveying and claim staking. Although the basic design...

  5. Transitional Services for Troubled Youth.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wolford, Bruce, Ed.; And Others

    The 11 articles in this monograph, selected from more than 100 presentations made at the National Conference on Transitional Services for Troubled Youth, examine the history, current status, best practices, and future needs of troubled youth who are returning from residential to community settings. The papers are the following: "Transitional

  6. Transition Planning for Foster Youth

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Geenen, Sarah J.; Powers, Laurie E.

    2006-01-01

    The study evaluated the IEPs/Individualized Transition Plans of 45 students who were in special education and foster care, and compared them to the plans of 45 students who were in special education only. Results indicate that the transition plans of foster youth with disabilities were poor in quality, both in absolute terms and in comparison to…

  7. Denaturation transition of stretched DNA

    E-print Network

    Andreas Hanke; Martha G. Ochoa; Ralf Metzler

    2008-01-10

    We generalize the Poland-Scheraga model to consider DNA denaturation in the presence of an external stretching force. We demonstrate the existence of a force-induced DNA denaturation transition and obtain the temperature-force phase diagram. The transition is determined by the loop exponent $c$ for which we find the new value $c=4\

  8. Adult Transition Program without Walls

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moberg, Eric

    2010-01-01

    Best practices in adult transition special education for moderate to severe students suggest student-centered planning that maximizes independence in adult life. Based on the above sources, school districts and governing boards would best serve moderate to severe transition special education students with increasing integration into the community…

  9. Partnership Transitions and Maternal Parenting

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beck, Audrey N.; Cooper, Carey E.; McLanahan, Sara; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

    2010-01-01

    We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 1,975) to examine the association between mothers' partnership changes and parenting behavior during the first 5 years of their children's lives. We compare coresidential with dating transitions and recent with more distal transitions. We also examine interactions between…

  10. Spacetime Approach to Phase Transitions

    E-print Network

    Wolfhard Janke; Adriaan M. J. Schakel

    2007-05-08

    In these notes, the application of Feynman's sum-over-paths approach to thermal phase transitions is discussed. The paradigm of such a spacetime approach to critical phenomena is provided by the high-temperature expansion of spin models. This expansion, known as the hopping expansion in the context of lattice field theory, yields a geometric description of the phase transition in these models, with the thermal critical exponents being determined by the fractal structure of the high-temperature graphs. The graphs percolate at the thermal critical point and can be studied using purely geometrical observables known from percolation theory. Besides the phase transition in spin models and in the closely related $\\phi^4$ theory, other transitions discussed from this perspective include Bose-Einstein condensation, and the transitions in the Higgs model and the pure U(1) gauge theory.

  11. Detection by Transit Photometry

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Borucki, William J.; Koch, David G.; Jenkins, Jon M.; DeVincenzi, D. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    A periodic sequence of planetary transits provides a valid detection of an orbiting planet and provides the relative size of the planet and its orbital period. Ancillary measurements of the stellar spectrum and the variations of the star's radial velocity or position combined with stellar models allow the absolute size of the planet and its mass to be obtained. The results of this approach have already shown that the planet orbiting HD209458 has only 70% of the mass of Jupiter, but is nearly 50% larger in radius. Based on models of planetary structure, these results imply that the planet must have spent most of its lifetime so close to the star that it has not been able to cool and contract as have the giant planets in our Solar System. Thus its density is much less than Jupiter and Saturn and is actually less than that of water; i.e., about 0.4 gr/cu cm. If more sensitive measurements of the light curve of stars with closely orbiting planets can be made that provide the varying amplitude of the light reflected by the planet at various phases in its orbit, then characteristics of the planetary atmosphere can be obtained. Potentially, these data can identify major molecular species present in the atmosphere and tell us if clouds are present and yield the phase function of the aerosols. Although such detail cannot be obtained for Earth-size planets because their signal amplitudes are too small, it is possible to get data critical to the determination of the structure of extrasolar planetary systems. In particular, the size distributions and their orbital distributions can be measured by the transit photometry missions now in development. The COROT mission should be able to find large terrestrial planets in short-period orbits while the more ambitious Kepler and Eddington missions should be able to detect planets even smaller than the Earth and at orbital distances that place them in the habitable zone of their stars.

  12. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign... NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An alien is classifiable as a nonimmigrant transit alien under INA 101(a) (15) (C) if the consular officer is...

  13. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign... NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An alien is classifiable as a nonimmigrant transit alien under INA 101(a) (15) (C) if the consular officer is...

  14. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign... NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An alien is classifiable as a nonimmigrant transit alien under INA 101(a) (15) (C) if the consular officer is...

  15. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign... NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An alien is classifiable as a nonimmigrant transit alien under INA 101(a) (15) (C) if the consular officer is...

  16. 22 CFR 41.71 - Transit aliens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Transit aliens. 41.71 Section 41.71 Foreign... NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Transit Aliens § 41.71 Transit aliens. (a) Transit aliens—general. An alien is classifiable as a nonimmigrant transit alien under INA 101(a) (15) (C) if the consular officer is...

  17. Sampling diffusive transition paths

    SciTech Connect

    F. Miller III, Thomas; Predescu, Cristian

    2006-10-12

    We address the problem of sampling double-ended diffusive paths. The ensemble of paths is expressed using a symmetric version of the Onsager-Machlup formula, which only requires evaluation of the force field and which, upon direct time discretization, gives rise to a symmetric integrator that is accurate to second order. Efficiently sampling this ensemble requires avoiding the well-known stiffness problem associated with sampling infinitesimal Brownian increments of the path, as well as a different type of stiffness associated with sampling the coarse features of long paths. The fine-features sampling stiffness is eliminated with the use of the fast sampling algorithm (FSA), and the coarse-feature sampling stiffness is avoided by introducing the sliding and sampling (S&S) algorithm. A key feature of the S&S algorithm is that it enables massively parallel computers to sample diffusive trajectories that are long in time. We use the algorithm to sample the transition path ensemble for the structural interconversion of the 38-atom Lennard-Jones cluster at low temperature.

  18. Benchmarking Best Practices of Demand Responsive Transit Systems

    E-print Network

    Dessouky, Maged; Palmer, Kurt; Abdelmaguid, Tamer

    2003-01-01

    County Department of Transportation - Metro Transit SpokaneName Spokane Transit Authority Pierce Transit Clark CountyCounty, Texas VIA Metropolitan Transit Central Oklahoma Transit & Parking Authority Capital Transportation Corporation Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority City Spokane

  19. The Visibility of Earth Transits

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Castellano, Timothy P.; Doyle, Laurance; McIntosh, Dawn; DeVincenzi, Donald (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The recent photometric detection of planetary transits of the solar-like star HD 209458 at a distance of 47 parsecs suggest that transits can reveal the presence of Jupiter-size planetary companions in the solar neighborhood. Recent space-based transit searches have achieved photometric precision within an order of magnitude of that required to detect the much smaller transit signal of an earth-size planet across a solar-size star. Laboratory experiments in the presence of realistic noise sources have shown that CCDs can achieve photometric precision adequate to detect the 9.6 E-5 dimming of the Sun due to a transit of the Earth. Space-based solar irradiance monitoring has shown that the intrinsic variability of the Sun would not preclude such a detection. Transits of the Sun by the Earth would be detectable by observers that reside within a narrow band of sky positions near the ecliptic plane, if the observers possess current Earth epoch levels of technology and astronomical expertise. A catalog of solar-like stars that satisfy the geometric condition for Earth transit visibility are presented.

  20. The Visibility of Earth Transits

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Castellano, Tim; DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The recent detection of planetary transits of the solar-like star HD 209458 at a distance of 47 parsecs suggest that transits can reveal the presence of Jupiter-size planetary companions in the solar neighborhood. Recent space-based transit searches have achieved photometric precision within an order of magnitude of that required to detect the much smaller transit signal of an earth-size planet around a solar-size star. Laboratory experiments in the presence of realistic noise sources have shown that CCDs can achieve photometric precision adequate to detect the 9.6 E-5 dimming, of the Sun due to a transit of the Earth. Space-based solar irradiance monitoring has shown that the intrinsic variability of the Sun would not preclude such a detection. Transits of the Sun by the Earth would be detectable by observers that reside within a narrow band of sky positions near the ecliptic plane, if the observers possess current Earth epoch levels of technology and astronomical expertise. A catalog of candidate target stars, their properties, and simulations of the photometric Earth transit signal detectability at each target is presented.

  1. Electronic Transitions of Yttrium Monophosphide

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cheung, Allan S. C.; Li, Biu Wa; Chan, MAN-CHOR

    2015-06-01

    Electronic transition spectrum of the yttrium monophosphide (YP) molecule in the visible region between 715 nm and 880 nm has been recorded using laser ablation/reaction free-jet expansion and laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy. The YP molecule was produced by reacting laser - ablated yttrium atoms with PH3 seeded in argon. Thirteen vibrational bands were analyzed and five electronic transition systems have identified, namely the [12.2] ? = 3 - X3 ?_2 transition, [13.3] ? = 3 - X3 ?_2 transition, [13.4] ? = 3 - X3 ?_2 transition, [13.5] ? = 3 - X3 ?_2 transition, and [13.4] ? = 2 - X3 ?_2 transition. Least squares fits of the measured rotational lines yielded molecular constants for the ground and excited states. The ground state symmetry and the bond length r_0 of the YP molecule have been determined to be a X3 ?_2 state and 2.4413 Å respectively in this work. A molecular orbital energy level diagram has been used to help the assignment of the observed electronic states. This work represents the first experimental investigation of the spectrum of the YP molecule.

  2. Major evolutionary transitions in individuality

    PubMed Central

    West, Stuart A.; Fisher, Roberta M.; Gardner, Andy; Kiers, E. Toby

    2015-01-01

    The evolution of life on earth has been driven by a small number of major evolutionary transitions. These transitions have been characterized by individuals that could previously replicate independently, cooperating to form a new, more complex life form. For example, archaea and eubacteria formed eukaryotic cells, and cells formed multicellular organisms. However, not all cooperative groups are en route to major transitions. How can we explain why major evolutionary transitions have or haven’t taken place on different branches of the tree of life? We break down major transitions into two steps: the formation of a cooperative group and the transformation of that group into an integrated entity. We show how these steps require cooperation, division of labor, communication, mutual dependence, and negligible within-group conflict. We find that certain ecological conditions and the ways in which groups form have played recurrent roles in driving multiple transitions. In contrast, we find that other factors have played relatively minor roles at many key points, such as within-group kin discrimination and mechanisms to actively repress competition. More generally, by identifying the small number of factors that have driven major transitions, we provide a simpler and more unified description of how life on earth has evolved. PMID:25964342

  3. Abrupt transitions in gravity currents

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    Amy, L. A.; Hogg, A. J.; Peakall, J.; Talling, P. J.

    2005-09-01

    Pyroclastic flows and snow avalanches sometimes exhibit a rapid deceleration of their dense flow fronts and detachment of their dilute clouds. This behavior is also inferred for submarine flows and could explain stepped thickness patterns in their deposits. A similar "abrupt transition" process occurs in particle-laden, lock release laboratory currents with relatively high concentrations. New experiments on nonparticulate, solute-driven density currents were run to investigate the cause of abrupt transitions. Abrupt transitions occur in laboratory currents with Reynolds numbers (Re) less than 1000 and are interpreted, supported by theoretical scaling analysis, to signify a change in dynamic regime. Currents with high Re, which do not show abrupt transitions, undergo a downstream change in dynamic regime from (1) inertial slumping to (2) inertial-buoyancy spreading to (3) viscous-buoyancy spreading. In low Re currents that undergo abrupt transitions, however, the duration of the second regime is very short, and hence they appear to pass directly from the quickly moving slumping phase into the slowly moving viscous phase. Scaling analysis indicates that an abrupt transition should occur in currents below a critical value of Re of ˜10-5000 for currents with different initial aspect ratios. Given that natural flows typically have greater Reynolds numbers, we suggest that abrupt transitions in laboratory and natural currents are likely to be dynamically different. This work has important implications for the physical modeling of gravity flows.

  4. Photometry and transit-timing analysis for eleven transiting exoplanets

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    De Kleer, Katherine Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    This thesis presents time-series photometry of transits of 11 different extrasolar planets. Observations were conducted with the Fred L. Whipple Observatory 1.2m telescope and the Wise Observatory im telescope, in standard ...

  5. OAKLAND TRANSIT CONNECTOR DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH TO OAKLAND

    E-print Network

    Blelloch, Guy E.

    OAKLAND TRANSIT CONNECTOR AND DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH TO OAKLAND CONNECTOR PITTSBURGH, PA Project;Oakland-Downtown/Oakland Transit Connector TRANSPORTATION ACTION PARTNERSHIP Project Information Document.................................................................................. 7 Populations with High Transit Needs

  6. Parity nonconservation in atomic Zeeman transitions

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    Angstmann, E. J.; Dinh, T. H.; Flambaum, V. V.

    2005-11-15

    We discuss the possibility of measuring nuclear anapole moments in atomic Zeeman transitions and perform the necessary calculations. Advantages of using Zeeman transitions include variable transition frequencies and the possibility of enhancement of parity nonconservation effects.

  7. Fluctuation driven electroweak phase transition

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    Gleiser, Marcelo; Kolb, Edward W.

    1991-01-01

    We examine the dynamics of the electroweak phase transition in the early Universe. For Higgs masses in the range 46 less than or = M sub H less than or = 150 GeV and top quark masses less than 200 GeV, regions of symmetric and asymmetric vacuum coexist to below the critical temperature, with thermal equilibrium between the two phases maintained by fluctuations of both phases. We propose that the transition to the asymmetric vacuum is completed by percolation of these subcritical fluctuations. Our results are relevant to scenarios of baryogenesis that invoke a weakly first-order phase transition at the electroweak scale.

  8. Phase Transition in Reconstituted Chromatin

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    Tonau Nakai; Kohji Hizume; Shige. H. Yoshimura; Kunio Takeyasu; Kenichi Yoshikawa

    2004-09-10

    By observing reconstituted chromatin by fluorescence microscopy (FM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), we found that the density of nucleosomes exhibits a bimodal profile, i.e., there is a large transition between the dense and dispersed states in reconstituted chromatin. Based on an analysis of the spatial distribution of nucleosome cores, we deduced an effective thermodynamic potential as a function of the nucleosome-nucleosome distance. This enabled us to interpret the folding transition of chromatin in terms of a first-order phase transition. This mechanism for the condensation of chromatin is discussed in terms of its biological significance.

  9. Transition circumnstellar disks in Lupus

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    Romero, G. A.; Schreiber, M. R.; Cieza, L. A.; Rebassa-Manssergas, A.; Williams, J. P.; Merin, B.; Smith-Castelli, A.; Orellana, M.

    2011-10-01

    Based on Spitzer selected YSOs, we present a study of transition disks located in Lupus. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain their defining characteristic: an inner opacity hole and an optically thick outer disk. These processes are: planet formation, grain growth, photoevaporation, tidal truncation in close binaries. We have carried out Adaptive Optics (AO) imaging, submillimeter photometry, and echelle spectroscopy in order to observationally characterize our transition disk sample. With the analyzed data we can distinguish the four scenarios and identify candidate transition disk systems that are currently forming planets. Such objects are excellent targets to be followed-up with Herschel and ALMA.

  10. Selenophene transition metal complexes

    SciTech Connect

    White, C.J.

    1994-07-27

    This research shows that selenophene transition metal complexes have a chemistry that is similar to their thiophene analogs. Selenophene coordination has been demonstrated and confirmed by molecular structure in both the {eta}{sup 5}- and the {eta}{sup 1}(Se)-coordination modes. The reaction chemistry of selenophene complexes closely resembles that of the analogous thiophene complexes. One major difference, however, is that selenophene is a better donor ligand than thiophene making the selenophene complexes more stable than the corresponding thiophene complexes. The {sup 77}Se NMR chemical shift values for selenophene complexes fall within distinct regions primarily depending on the coordination mode of the selenophene ligand. In the final paper, the C-H bond activation of {eta}{sup 1}(S)-bound thiophenes, {eta}{sup 1}(S)-benzothiophene and {eta}{sup 1}(Se)-bound selenophenes has been demonstrated. The deprotonation and rearrangement of the {eta}{sup 1}(E)-bound ligand to the carbon bound L-yl complex readily occurs in the presence of base. Reprotonation with a strong acid gives a carbene complex that is unreactive towards nucleophilic attack at the carbene carbon and is stable towards exposure to air. The molecular structure of [Cp(NO)(PPh{sub 3})Re(2-benzothioenylcarbene)]O{sub 3}SCF{sub 3} was determined and contains a Re-C bond with substantial double bond character. Methyl substitution for the thienylcarbene or selenylcarbene gives a carbene that rearranges thermally to give back the {eta}{sup 1}(E)-bound complex. Based on these model reactions, a new mechanism for the H/D exchange of thiophene over the hydrodesulfurization catalyst has been proposed.

  11. Moved by a Rapid Transit

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    Bueter, C.

    2013-04-01

    Enticing by virtue of its predictability, historical utility, and spectacle, the transit of Venus is a niche event among astronomical phenomena. Though the value of a transit for scientific purposes is now diminished, the brief appearance of Venus silhouetted against the background of the Sun in 2004 moved the artistic community to celebrate the rare alignment. Artists of all ages combined old traditions with fresh technology to create a 21st-century tapestry of music, sculpture, paintings, glasswork, quilts, sky shows, and digital imagery. A full catalog of transit-related art generated over the centuries would feature the sampling of entries presented here and at the Moved by a Rapid Transit website.

  12. Feeding the Transition Dairy Cow 

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    Stokes, Sandra R.

    1999-09-20

    Proper nutrition management during a cow's transition period (from the last 3 weeks of gestation through the first 2 weeks of lactation), is critical to successful lactation. This publication gives details for nutrition management. Two charts list...

  13. Transit Signal Priority Research Tools

    E-print Network

    Li, Yuwei

    2008-01-01

    vehicle detection technologies that will be considered are AVI loop, optical/infrared,infrared system consists of three components: (1) emitters on the vehicles, (infrared) detection system include: Can be used simultaneously by both emergency service providers and transit vehicles.

  14. Hadron-Quark Phase Transition

    SciTech Connect

    Cavagnoli, Rafael; Menezes, Debora P.; Providencia, Constanca

    2009-06-03

    In the present work we study the hadron-quarkphase transition with boson condensation by investigating the binodal surface and extending it to finite temperature in order to mimic the QCD phase diagram.

  15. Phase transition towards strange matter

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    F. Gulminelli; Ad. R. Raduta; M. Oertel

    2012-08-31

    The phase diagram of a system constituted of neutrons and $\\Lambda$-hyperons in thermal equilibrium is evaluated in the mean-field approximation. It is shown that this simple system exhibits a complex phase diagram with first and second order phase transitions. Due to the generic presence of attractive and repulsive couplings, the existence of phase transitions involving strangeness appears independent of the specific interaction model. In addition we will show under which conditions a phase transition towards strange matter at high density exists, which is expected to persist even within a complete treatment including all the different strange and non- strange baryon states. The impact of this transition on the composition of matter in the inner core of neutron stars is discussed.

  16. Chirality transitions in gravitational fields

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    Casini, H.; Montemayor, R. )

    1994-12-15

    The chirality transitions induced by gravitational fields on Dirac particles are studied within the framework of field theory in curved spaces. To have these transitions both a non-null mass for the particle and an angular momentum for the source of the gravitational field are necessary. The results of this analysis are applied to some simple examples, and an upper bound for the corresponding amplitude is estimated.

  17. Delocalization transitions of semiflexible manifolds.

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    Bundschuh, Ralf; Lässig, Michael

    2002-06-01

    Semiflexible manifolds such as fluid membranes or semiflexible polymers undergo delocalization transitions if they are subject to attractive interactions. We study manifolds with short-ranged interactions by field-theoretic methods based on the operator product expansion of local interaction fields. We apply this approach to manifolds in a random potential. Randomness is always relevant for fluid membranes, while for semiflexible polymers there is a first-order transition to the strong coupling regime at a finite temperature. PMID:12188727

  18. India's population in transition.

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    Visaria, L; Visaria, P

    1995-10-01

    This demographic profile of India addresses fertility, family planning, and economic issues. India is described as a country shifting from economic policies of self-reliance to active involvement in international trade. Wealth has increased, particularly at higher educational levels, yet 25% still live below the official poverty line and almost 66% of Indian women are illiterate. The government program in family planning, which was instituted during the early 1950s, did not change the rate of natural increase, which remained stable at 2.2% over the past 30 years. 1993 marked the first time the growth rate decline to under 2%. The growth rate in 1995 was 1.9%. The total population is expected double in 36 years. Only Nigeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh had a higher growth rate and higher fertility in 1995. India is geographically diverse (with the northern Himalayan mountain zone, the central alluvial plains, the western desert region, and the southern peninsula with forest, mountains, and plains). There are regional differences in the fertility rates, which range from replacement level in Kerala and Goa to 5.5 children in Uttar Pradesh. Fertility is expected to decline throughout India due to the slower pace of childbearing among women over the age of 35 years, the increase in contraceptive use, and increases in marriage age. Increased educational levels in India and its state variations are related to lower fertility. Literacy campaigns are considered to be effective means of increasing the educational levels of women. Urbanization is not expected to markedly affect fertility levels. Urban population, which is concentrated in a few large cities, remains a small proportion of total population. Greater shifts are evident in the transition from agriculture to other wage labor. Fertility is expected to decline as women's share of labor force activity increases. The major determinant of fertility decline in India is use of family planning, which has improved in access and use during the 1980s. If India is to keep a stable population under 1.6 billion in the future, Indians may have to accept only one child per family. PMID:12290691

  19. Phase Transitions in "Small" systems

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    D. H. E. Gross; E. Votyakov

    1999-11-17

    Traditionally, phase transitions are defined in the thermodynamic limit only. We discuss how phase transitions of first order (with phase separation and surface tension), continuous transitions and (multi)-critical points can be seen and classified for small systems. Boltzmann defines the entropy as the logarithm of the area W(E,N)=e^S(E,N) of the surface in the mechanical N-body phase space at total energy E. The topology of the curvature determinant D(E,N) of S(E,N) allows the classification of phase transitions without taking the thermodynamic limit. The first calculation of the entire entropy surface S(E,N) for the diluted Potts model (ordinary (q=3)-Potts model plus vacancies) on a 50*50 square lattice is shown. The regions in {E,N} where D>0 correspond to pure phases, ordered resp. disordered, and D<0 represent transitions of first order with phase separation and ``surface tension''. These regions are bordered by a line with D=0. A line of continuous transitions starts at the critical point of the ordinary (q=3)-Potts model and runs down to a branching point P_m. Along this line \

  20. Boundary layer transition studies

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    Watmuff, Jonathan H.

    1995-01-01

    A small-scale wind tunnel previously used for turbulent boundary layer experiments was modified for two sets of boundary layer transition studies. The first study concerns a laminar separation/turbulent reattachment. The pressure gradient and unit Reynolds number are the same as the fully turbulent flow of Spalart and Watmuff. Without the trip wire, a laminar layer asymptotes to a Falkner & Skan similarity solution in the FPG. Application of the APG causes the layer to separate and a highly turbulent and approximately 2D mean flow reattachment occurs downstream. In an effort to gain some physical insight into the flow processes a small impulsive disturbance was introduced at the C(sub p) minimum. The facility is totally automated and phase-averaged data are measured on a point-by-point basis using unprecedently large grids. The evolution of the disturbance has been tracked all the way into the reattachment region and beyond into the fully turbulent boundary layer. At first, the amplitude decays exponentially with streamwise distance in the APG region, where the layer remains attached, i.e. the layer is viscously stable. After separation, the rate of decay slows, and a point of minimum amplitude is reached where the contours of the wave packet exhibit dispersive characteristics. From this point, exponential growth of the amplitude of the disturbance is observed in the detached shear layer, i.e. the dominant instability mechanism is inviscid. A group of large-scale 3D vortex loops emerges in the vicinity of the reattachment. Remarkably, the second loop retains its identify far downstream in the turbulent boundary layer. The results provide a level of detail usually associated with CFD. Substantial modifications were made to the facility for the second study concerning disturbances generated by Suction Holes for laminar flow Control (LFC). The test section incorporates suction through interchangeable porous test surfaces. Detailed studies have been made using isolated holes in the impervious test plate that used to establish the Blasius base flow. The suction is perturbed harmonically and data are averaged on the basis of the phase of the disturbance, for conditions corresponding to strong suction and without suction. The technique was enhanced by using up to nine multiple probes to reduce the experimental run-time. In both cases, 3D contour surfaces in the vicinity of the hole show highly 3D TS waves which fan out in the spanwise direction forming bow-shaped waves downstream. The case without suction has proved useful for evaluating calculation methods. With suction, the perturbations on the centerline are much stronger and decay less rapidly, while the TS waves in the far field are similar to the case without suction. Downstream, the contour surfaces of the TS waves develop spanwise irregularities which eventually form into clumps. The spanwise clumping is evidence of a secondary instability that could be associated with suction vortices. Designers of porous surfaces use Goldsmith's Criterion to minimize cross-stream interactions. It is shown that partial TS wave cancellation is possible, depending on the hole spacing, disturbance frequency and free-stream velocity. New high-performance Constant Temperature Hot-Wire Anemometers were designed and built, based on a linear system theory analysis that can be extended to arbitrary order. The motivation was to achieve the highest possible frequency reponse while ensuring overall system stability. The performance is equal to or superior to commercially available instruments at about 10% of the cost. Details, such as fabrication drawings and a parts list, have been published to enable the instrument to be construced by others.

  1. 33 CFR 401.74 - Transit declaration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Transit declaration. 401.74... Transit declaration. (a) A Seaway Transit Declaration Form (Cargo and Passenger) shall be forwarded to the... bound transit. The form may be obtained from the St. Lawrence Management Corporation, 151 Ecluse...

  2. Transition Path Theory E. Vanden-Eijnden

    E-print Network

    Van Den Eijnden, Eric

    Transition Path Theory E. Vanden-Eijnden Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University New York, NY 10012 eve2cims.nyu.edu Eric Vanden-Eijnden E. Vanden-Eijnden: Transition Path Theory of the Current and Transition Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451 5 Comparison with Transition

  3. 33 CFR 401.74 - Transit declaration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Transit declaration. 401.74... Transit declaration. (a) Seaway Transit Declaration Form (Cargo and Passenger) shall be forwarded to the... ships, within fourteen days after the vessel enters the Seaway on any upbound or downbound transit....

  4. 33 CFR 401.74 - Transit declaration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Transit declaration. 401.74... Transit declaration. (a) Seaway Transit Declaration Form (Cargo and Passenger) shall be forwarded to the... ships, within fourteen days after the vessel enters the Seaway on any upbound or downbound transit....

  5. 33 CFR 401.74 - Transit declaration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Transit declaration. 401.74... Transit declaration. (a) Seaway Transit Declaration Form (Cargo and Passenger) shall be forwarded to the... ships, within fourteen days after the vessel enters the Seaway on any upbound or downbound transit....

  6. 36 CFR 219.35 - Transition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Transition. 219.35 Section 219.35 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PLANNING National Forest System Land and Resource Management Planning Applicability and Transition § 219.35 Transition. (a) The transition period begins on November...

  7. MICELLE, the micelle size effect on the LS counting efficiency

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    Grau Carles, A.

    2007-02-01

    This version extends the computation of the liquid-scintillation counting efficiency to electron-capture radionuclides of 30?Z?54. The simplified deterministic models of previous versions are replaced by a complete stochastic model, which considers all possible subshells involved in the atomic rearrangement of the atom. The program can simulate samples in the gel phase, including the effects of the micelles on the counting efficiency. These effects have been found to be useful for building nanodosimeters based on gel scintillators. Program summaryTitle of program: MICELLE Catalogue identifier:ACPU_v3_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/ACPU_v3_0 Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing previsions: none Computers revisions: any IBM PC compatible with 80386 or higher Intel processors Operating systems under which the program has been tested: MS-DOS and higher systems Programming language used: FORTRAN 77 Memory required to execute with typical data: 235 kword No. of bits in a word: 16 No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 16 653 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 358 166 Distribution format: tar.gz Nature of the physical problem: Both ? and electron-capture are decay processes characterized by a large variability in energy. In the first case, one single ?-particle is emitted per decay following the Fermi distribution. In the second, several electrons (Auger and/or Coster-Kronig) of very different energies can be ejected simultaneously. The detailed simulation of these two electron release processes has practical interest in two situations: (1) to standardize radionuclides with a liquid-scintillation counter, (2) to compute the absorbed dose in the surroundings of a radiolabeled molecule. Method of solution: Although the application of simplified deterministic models is sufficiently accurate for pure ?-ray emitters, the large stochastic variability of both electron-capture and internal conversion processes restricts the accuracy of the deterministic models KLM, KLMN and KL 1L 2L 3M to nuclides of low atomic numbers. To extend the applicability of the method to larger nuclei, both M- and N-subshells must be included into the model. However, the addition of these outer atom subshells to the deterministic model involves a huge number of atomic rearrangement pathways, requiring from simplifications which are frequently limited to certain nuclides. A more feasible method considers using random numbers to simulate step by step the rearrangement of the atom. Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: The program is restricted to radionuclides of atomic numbers within the interval 30?Z?54. This version ignores the photoionization quench correction, which can be obviated for Z?30. On the other hand, the simulation of the mechanisms of multiple ionization require from more elaborated models for Z>54. Experiments with gases are only available for nuclides with atomic numbers larger than that of 131I, for which the emission of Auger electrons, and consequently the ionization of xenon ( Z=54), stops for transitions outer than N 4O 2O 2.

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SERVICES COMPUTING, 201X 1 Spot Transit: Cheaper Internet Transit

    E-print Network

    Li, Baochun

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SERVICES COMPUTING, 201X 1 Spot Transit: Cheaper Internet Transit for Elastic Internet transit market, where transit is sold using the under-utilized backbone capacity at a lower price. The providers can improve profit by capitalizing the perishable capacity, and customers can buy transit

  9. Adhesion Transition of Flexible Sheets

    E-print Network

    Arthur A. Evans; Eric Lauga

    2009-05-31

    Intermolecular forces are known to precipitate adhesion events between solid bodies. Inspired by a macro-scale experiment showing the hysteretic adhesion of a piece of flexible tape over a plastic substrate, we develop here a model of far-field dry adhesion between two flexible sheets interacting via a power-law potential. We show that phase transitions from unadhered to adhered states occur as dictated by a dimensionless bending parameter representing the ratio of interaction strength to bending stiffness. The order of the adhesion transitions, as well as their hysteretic nature, is shown to depend on the form of the interaction potential between the flexible sheets. When three or more sheets interact, additional geometrical considerations determine the hierarchical or sequential nature of the adhesion transitions.

  10. Fine structure of Hagedorn transitions

    E-print Network

    Hong Liu

    2004-08-02

    We study non-perturbative aspects of the Hagedorn transition for IIB string theory in an anti-de Sitter spacetime in the limit that the string length goes to infinity. The theory has a holographic dual in terms of free $\\NN=4$ super-Yang-Mills theory on a three-dimensional sphere. We define a double scaling limit in which the width of the transition region around the Hagedorn temperature scales with the effective string coupling with a critical exponent. We show that in this limit the transition is smoothed out by quantum effects. In particular, the Hagedorn singularity of perturbative string theory is removed by summing over two different string geometries: one from the thermal AdS background, the other from a noncritical string background. The associated noncritical string has the scaling of the unconventional branch of super-Liouville theory or a branched polymer.

  11. Comparative Habitability of Transiting Exoplanets

    E-print Network

    Barnes, Rory; Evans, Nicole

    2015-01-01

    Exoplanet habitability is traditionally assessed by comparing a planet's semi-major axis to the location of its host star's "habitable zone," the shell around a star for which Earth-like planets can possess liquid surface water. The Kepler space telescope has discovered numerous planet candidates near the habitable zone, and many more are expected from missions such as K2, TESS and PLATO. These candidates often require significant follow-up observations for validation, so prioritizing planets for habitability from transit data has become an important aspect of the search for life in the universe. We propose a method to compare transiting planets for their potential to support life based on transit data, stellar properties and previously reported limits on planetary emitted flux. For a planet in radiative equilibrium, the emitted flux increases with eccentricity, but decreases with albedo. As these parameters are often unconstrained, there is an "eccentricity-albedo degeneracy" for the habitability of transiti...

  12. Transition metals in superheat melts

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    Jakes, Petr; Wolfbauer, Michael-Patrick

    1993-01-01

    A series of experiments with silicate melts doped with transition element oxides was carried out at atmospheric pressures of inert gas at temperatures exceeding liquidus. As predicted from the shape of fO2 buffer curves in T-fO2 diagrams the reducing conditions for a particular oxide-metal pair can be achieved through the T increase if the released oxygen is continuously removed. Experimental studies suggest that transition metals such as Cr or V behave as siderophile elements at temperatures exceeding liquidus temperatures if the system is not buffered by the presence of other oxide of more siderophile element. For example the presence of FeO prevents the reduction of Cr2O3. The sequence of decreasing siderophility of transition elements at superheat conditions (Mo, Ni, Fe, Cr) matches the decreasing degree of depletion of siderophile elements in mantle rocks as compared to chondrites.

  13. Implementing transition: Ready Steady Go

    PubMed Central

    Nagra, Arvind; McGinnity, Patricia M; Davis, Nikki; Salmon, Anthony P

    2015-01-01

    There is good evidence that morbidity and mortality increase for young persons (YP) following the move from paediatric to adult services. Studies show that effective transition between paediatric and adult care improves long-term outcomes. Many of the issues faced by young people across subspecialties with a long-term condition are generic. This article sets out some of the obstacles that have delayed the implementation of effective transition. It reports on a successful generic transition programme ‘Ready Steady Go’ that has been implemented within a large National Health Service teaching hospital in the UK, with secondary and tertiary paediatric services, where it is now established as part of routine care. PMID:26063244

  14. Elasticity near the vulcanization transition

    E-print Network

    Horacio E. Castillo; Paul M. Goldbart

    1998-03-11

    Signatures of the vulcanization transition--amorphous solidification induced by the random crosslinking of macromolecules--include the random localization of a fraction of the particles and the emergence of a nonzero static shear modulus. A semi-microscopic statistical-mechanical theory is presented of the latter signature that accounts for both thermal fluctuations and quenched disorder. It is found (i) that the shear modulus grows continuously from zero at the transition, and does so with the classical exponent, i.e., with the third power of the excess cross-link density and, quite surprisingly, (ii) that near the transition the external stresses do not spoil the spherical symmetry of the localization clouds of the particles.

  15. Implementing transition: Ready Steady Go.

    PubMed

    Nagra, Arvind; McGinnity, Patricia M; Davis, Nikki; Salmon, Anthony P

    2015-12-01

    There is good evidence that morbidity and mortality increase for young persons (YP) following the move from paediatric to adult services. Studies show that effective transition between paediatric and adult care improves long-term outcomes. Many of the issues faced by young people across subspecialties with a long-term condition are generic. This article sets out some of the obstacles that have delayed the implementation of effective transition. It reports on a successful generic transition programme 'Ready Steady Go' that has been implemented within a large National Health Service teaching hospital in the UK, with secondary and tertiary paediatric services, where it is now established as part of routine care. PMID:26063244

  16. Liquid manipulation via morphological transitions

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    Seemann, Ralf; Brinkmann, Martin; Gurevich, Evgeny; Herminghaus, Stephan; Baret, Jean-Christophe; Decre, Michel

    2006-03-01

    Liquid deposited on rectangular grooves, has a variety of possible liquid morphologies determined by the contact angle, ?, and the exact channel geometry. In our experiments, electrowetting is used to tune ? reversibly from 100 to 50 ^o, leading to a reversible transition between a drop- like morphology at large ? and extended liquid filaments for small ?. The transition is capillarity-driven but the behavior of the liquid above the transition is influenced by the electrical properties of the liquid. The static length of the liquid filament is a function of the applied Voltage and is in perfect agreement with a simple transmission-line model. Emphasis is put on the dynamic aspects of the filling and the draining behavior that follow a modified Washburn law. In case of thin and elastic ridges separating two grooves the cross talk of the liquid morphologies with the elastic substrate has an ordering effect on the position of the droplets.

  17. Transition to postnatal renal function.

    PubMed

    Botwinski, Carol A; Falco, Gabriella A

    2014-01-01

    In-utero the placenta is the primary organ responsible for neonatal homeostasis of fluid and electrolyte balance. With birth, this responsibility now transitions to the neonatal kidney. For successful transition to extrauterine renal physiology to occur maturation of neonatal glomerular filtration must occur, which is dependent on the development of renal blood flow. While these functions are decreased at birth, the term infant's kidneys are still able to manage homeostasis and are sufficient for growth and development. However, stressors can limit the adaptive properties of the neonatal kidney. This is especially important for those infants born before 34 weeks' gestation, when nephrogenesis is not yet complete. Knowledge of the changes in renal physiology is essential in caring for the neonate during transition. This article describes those changes. PMID:24781774

  18. 76 FR 47296 - Transit Asset Management (TAM) Pilot Program Funds

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    2011-08-04

    ... Federal Transit Administration Transit Asset Management (TAM) Pilot Program Funds AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Transit Asset Management Pilot Program Announcement of Project Selections. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces...

  19. XYZ radiative transitions at BESIII

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    Vindhyawasini Prasad

    2015-08-28

    Many unexpected charmonium-like states have recently been observed above the $D\\overline{D}$ threshold, which features can't be explained by the conventional quark models. These states are known as XYZ mesons. The study of the radiative transition among these states can provide the important features of XYZ states. This study has recently been performed by the BESIII using the large data samples collected at different center-of-mass energies above 3.8 GeV. This report summarizes the recent results of XYZ radiative transitions at BESIII.

  20. On predicting secondary structure transition.

    PubMed

    Loganantharaj, Raja; Philip, Vivek

    2007-01-01

    A function of a protein is dependent on its structure; therefore, predicting a protein structure from an amino acid sequence is an active area of research. To improve the accuracy of validation of structures, we are studying the predictability of secondary structure transitions using the following machine learning algorithms: naive Bayes, C4.5 decision tree, and random forest. The annotated data sets from PDB that have agreement with DSSP and STRIDE are used for training and testing. We have demonstrated that predicting structure transition with high degree of certainty is possible and we were able to get as high as 97.5% of prediction accuracy. PMID:18048311

  1. Observation of stimulated transition radiation

    SciTech Connect

    Lihn, H.; Kung, P.; Settakorn, C.; Wiedemann, H.; Bocek, D.; Hernandez, M.

    1996-05-01

    Stimulated, coherent transition radiation (STR) has been observed at the Stanford SUNSHINE facility. Far-infrared light pulses of coherent transition radiation emitted from femtosecond electron bunches are recycled in a special cavity to arrive back at the radiator coincident with subsequent incoming electron bunches. This overlap enables the electrons to do work on the electromagnetic field, thus stimulating the emission of more radiated energy than would be possible without this external field. The experimental setup to observe STR via cavity detuning measurements and experimental results is discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  2. William Crabtree's Venus transit observation

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    Kollerstrom, Nicholas

    2005-04-01

    The close collaboration between the two North-country astronomers Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree gave them special insight into the new astronomy published by the recently-deceased Kepler, whereby Horrocks became the only person to apprehend that the Rudolphine tables were in fact predicting a Venus transit in 1639. This paper focuses especially upon William Crabtree's role and contribution. A comparison is made with an earlier, unsuccessful endeavour by these two concerning a possible transit of Mercury. Much of the record of their work was lost during the civil war. Finally, thanks to Christiaan Huygens, Horrock's manuscript was published by Johannes Hevelius in Danzig, in 1662.

  3. Theoretical Studies of Atomic Transitions

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    Charlotte Froese Fischer

    2005-07-08

    Atomic structure calculations were performed for properties such as energy levels, binding energies, transition probabilities, lifetimes, hyperfine structure, and isotope shifts. Accurate computational procedures were devised so that properties could be predicted even when they could not be obtained from experiment, and to assist in the identification of observed data. The method used was the multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock (MCHF) method, optionally corrected for relativistic effects in the Breit-Pauli approximation. Fully relativistic Dirac-Fock calculations also were performed using the GRASP code A database of energy levels, lifetimes, and transition probabilities was designed and implemented and, at present, includes many results for Be-like to Ar-like.

  4. Transit Timing Variation Analysis of Ogle-Tr-132b with Seven New Transits

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    Adams, Elisabeth Rose

    We report the results of the first transit timing variation analysis of the very hot Jupiter OGLE-TR-132b, using 10 transits collected over a seven-year period. Our analysis combines three previously published transit light ...

  5. TransitionMate: a mobile application for chronic illness transition support

    E-print Network

    Calvo, Rafael A.

    1 TransitionMate: a mobile application for chronic illness transition support Rafael A. Calvo patients with a chronic illness, they eventually undergo the transition from paediatric health care disease; behaviour change ACM Classification Keywords HCI: Miscellaneous. INTRODUCTION Chronic illnesses

  6. Stadia Hand Transit with Case

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    This instrument was manufactured by Keuffel & Esser Company, New York & New Jersey, serial #2300. Stadia Hand Transits are made of up a small telescope with cross and stadia hairs and a circular box which serves as either a magnetic compass or clinometer. The company sold these instruments from 1910...

  7. GLOBAL TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    EPA Science Inventory

    Global transition to sustainable development is possible but many obstacles lie in the way and it will require acts of political will on the part of both the developed and developing nations to become a reality. In this paper, sustainable development is defined as continuous prog...

  8. Symmetry structure and phase transitions

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    Ashok Goyal; Meenu Dahiya; Deepak Chandra

    2002-01-22

    We study chiral symmetry structure at finite density and temperature in the presence of external magnetic field and gravity, a situation relevant in the early Universe and in the core of compact stars. We then investigate the dynamical evolution of phase transition in the expanding early Universe and possible formation of quark nuggets and their survival.

  9. Transition metal sulfide loaded catalyst

    DOEpatents

    Maroni, V.A.; Iton, L.E.; Pasterczyk, J.W.; Winterer, M.; Krause, T.R.

    1994-04-26

    A zeolite-based catalyst is described for activation and conversion of methane. A zeolite support includes a transition metal (Mo, Cr or W) sulfide disposed within the micropores of the zeolite. The catalyst allows activation and conversion of methane to C[sub 2]+ hydrocarbons in a reducing atmosphere, thereby avoiding formation of oxides of carbon.

  10. Transition metal sulfide loaded catalyst

    DOEpatents

    Maroni, Victor A. (Naperville, IL); Iton, Lennox E. (Downers Grove, IL); Pasterczyk, James W. (Westmont, IL); Winterer, Markus (Westmont, IL); Krause, Theodore R. (Lisle, IL)

    1994-01-01

    A zeolite based catalyst for activation and conversion of methane. A zeolite support includes a transition metal (Mo, Cr or W) sulfide disposed within the micropores of the zeolite. The catalyst allows activation and conversion of methane to C.sub.2 + hydrocarbons in a reducing atmosphere, thereby avoiding formation of oxides of carbon.

  11. Sustainability Transitions as new perspective

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    Rotmans, J.

    2012-04-01

    Sustainability transitions are radical transformations towards a sustainable society as a response to a number of persistent problems confronting contemporary modern societies. The most striking example of such a persistent problem is the current economic and financial crisis. This crisis is only a symptom of a deeper-lying systems crisis, which is rooted in the disbalance between overly consuming and producing during the last decennia on the one hand and exhausting our natural resources and materials on the other hand. The perverse effects of this disbalance are not accounted for in the economic order that we have created. This means that the economic order is not sustainable in the long run. Without a fundamental shift, a transition, to a new, sustainable economy, we will revert to old patterns and mechanisms that will automatically generate the next crises. In this transition process we are at a turning point. On the verge of a new era, characterized by a battle of the old paradigm against the new one, with a crucial role for sustainable innovation. Such a transition perspective might help to unravel the unprecedented complexity of the interrelated economic, financial, energy and climate crisis and to shed some light on structural, sustainable solutions.

  12. Solitonic bubbles and phase transitions

    SciTech Connect

    Masperi, L. , 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, )

    1990-05-15

    It is shown that the nontopological bubble-shaped classical solutions which are possible in a scalar field theory with quartic and sextic self-interactions in 1+1 dimensions are responsible for the discontinuous transition in the quantum problem between a phase with a degenerate excited level and a disordered one.

  13. Electronic transitions of yttrium monophosphide

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Biu Wa; Chan, Man-Chor; Cheung, A. S.-C.

    2015-11-01

    The electronic transition spectrum of the yttrium monophosphide (YP) molecule in the near infrared region between 715 nm and 880 nm has been recorded using laser ablation/reaction free-jet expansion and laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy. The YP molecule was produced by reacting laser - ablated yttrium atoms with PH3 gas seeded in argon. Eleven vibrational bands were analyzed and six electronic transitions have been identified, namely the [12.17] ? = 3 - X3?2, [13.27] ? = 3 - X3?2, [13.44] ? = 3 - X3?2, [13.46] ? = 3 - X3?2 and [13.40] ? = 2 - X3?2 transitions and a [13.69] ? = 3 - a1?2 transition. Least squares fits of the measured rotational lines yielded molecular constants for the ground and excited states. The ground state has been determined to be a X3?2 state and the bond length ro and vibrational separation, ?G1/2, were determined to be 2.4413 Å and 390.77 cm-1 respectively. A molecular orbital energy level diagram has been used to aid the assignment of the observed electronic states. This work represents the first experimental investigation of the electronic spectrum of the YP molecule.

  14. The nature of transition blazars

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    Ruan, J. J.; Anderson, S. F.; Plotkin, R. M.; Brandt, W. N.; Schneider, D. P.; Burnett, T. H.; Myers, A. D.

    2014-12-10

    Blazars are classically divided into the BL Lacertae (BLL) and flat-spectrum radio quasar (FSRQ) subclasses, corresponding to radiatively inefficient and efficient accretion regimes, respectively, largely based on the equivalent width (EW) of their optical broad emission lines (BELs). However, EW-based classification criteria are not physically motivated, and a few blazars have previously transitioned' from one subclass to the other. We present the first systematic search for these transition blazars in a sample of 602 unique pairs of repeat spectra of 354 blazars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, finding six clear cases. These transition blazars have bolometric Eddington ratios of ?0.3 and low-frequency synchrotron peaks, and are thus FSRQ-like. We show that the strong EW variability (up to an unprecedented factor of >60) is due to swamping of the BELs from variability in jet continuum emission, which is stronger in amplitude and shorter in timescale than typical blazars. Although these transition blazars appear to switch between FSRQ and BLL according to the phenomenologically based EW scheme, we show that they are most likely rare cases of FSRQs with radiatively efficient accretion flows and especially strongly beamed jets. These results have implications for the decrease of the apparent BLL population at high redshifts, and may lend credence to claims of a negative BLL redshift evolution.

  15. "Mexico in Transition." Curriculum Units.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon Univ., Eugene. Foreign Language Resource Center.

    These curriculum units were developed in a National Endowment for the Humanities 1994 summer seminar "Mexico in Transition." The 23 lessons are written in Spanish. Lessons are entitled: (1) "La Migracion Mexicana Vista a Traves del Cuento 'Paso del Norte' de Juan Rulfo" (Jose Jorge Armendariz); (2) "Los Grupos Indigenas de Mexico: Condiciones…

  16. The Cretaceous-Tertiary transition

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Officer, C. B.; Drake, C. L.

    1983-03-01

    The time duration of fossil sequences in six cores taken during the deep-sea drilling project are compared with magnetic reversal evidence in consideration of the source of the iridium anomaly in the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) transition. Evidence has been found for a complete transition from Cretaceous to Tertiary taxa in a period of 100,000 yr. The K-T nannofossil transition is connected to the 29N polarity sequence in one deep sea core, and 29R in cores taken in Italy. Comparison of the sea bed cores with four cores taken in Italy and Spain suggest that the transition of fauna was discontinuous over a period of time, and not due to a single event. An examination of the iridium abundance as a function of depth, the differences in flux outputs, variations in the noble metal abundances normalized to extraterrestrial concentrations, the conceivable effects of a reducing environment, and the clay mineralogy of the boundary layer clays all indicate that a single catastrophic event was not responsible for the iridium anomaly.

  17. Phase Transitions in Gravitational Allocation

    E-print Network

    Sourav Chatterjee; Ron Peled; Yuval Peres; Dan Romik

    2009-03-26

    Given a Poisson point process of unit masses (``stars'') in dimension d>=3, Newtonian gravity partitions space into domains of attraction (cells) of equal volume. In earlier work, we showed the diameters of these cells have exponential tails. Here we analyze the quantitative geometry of the cells and show that their large deviations occur at the stretched-exponential scale. More precisely, the probability that mass exp(-R^gamma) in a cell travels distance R decays like exp(-R^f_d(gamma)) where we identify the functions f_d exactly. These functions are piecewise smooth and the discontinuities of f_d' represent phase transitions. In dimension d=3, the large deviation is due to a ``distant attracting galaxy'' but a phase transition occurs when f_3(gamma)=1 (at that point, the fluctuations due to individual stars dominate). When d>=5, the large deviation is due to a thin tube (a ``wormhole'') along which the star density increases monotonically, until the point f_d(gamma)=1 (where again fluctuations due to individual stars dominate). In dimension 4 we find a double phase transition, where the transition between low-dimensional behavior (attracting galaxy) and high-dimensional behavior (wormhole) occurs at gamma=4/3. As consequences, we determine the tail behavior of the distance from a star to a uniform point in its cell, and prove a sharp lower bound for the tail probability of the cell's diameter, matching our earlier upper bound.

  18. Flexible Scheduling: Making the Transition

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    Creighton, Peggy Milam

    2008-01-01

    Citing literature that supports the benefits of flexible scheduling on student achievement, the author exhorts readers to campaign for flexible scheduling in their library media centers. She suggests tips drawn from the work of Graziano (2002), McGregor (2006) and Stripling (1997) for making a smooth transition from fixed to flexible scheduling:…

  19. New Bottomonium Spectroscopy And Transitions

    SciTech Connect

    West, Chris; /SLAC

    2011-12-01

    Recent results in bottomonium spectroscopy are reviewed. Topics include the observation of {Upsilon}(nS) {yields} {eta}{Upsilon}(1S) transitions, energy scans above the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance by the BABAR and Belle experiments, and the recent observation of the {eta}{sub b} by the BABAR experiment.

  20. Leadership Transitions during Fundraising Campaigns

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    Nehls, Kimberly

    2012-01-01

    Capital campaigns are intense efforts to build the financial assets of an institution in a specified amount of time. This study provides an empirical view of how changes in leadership affected concomitant capital campaigns at ten colleges and universities. The transitions during these 10 campaigns influenced morale on campus, altered timing of the…

  1. Understanding Student Veterans in Transition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Kevin C.

    2013-01-01

    In this research report the author details a phenomenological study documenting identity development in student veterans making the transition from active military service to higher education. This study took place at a doctoral granting proprietary university with a significant veteran population and consisted of in-depth interviews. This…

  2. Leadership Transitions: Keys for Success

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goodyear, Marilu; Golden, Cynthia

    2008-01-01

    A leadership transition poses dangers and challenges for both leaders and followers. While each party naturally focuses on the organization's success, time needs to be spent on how the new relationships will develop and mature into effective working relationships. This article discusses the following four areas of interaction between leaders and…

  3. Extinction Transition on a Pie

    E-print Network

    Nadav M. Shnerb

    2000-07-11

    Extinction transition of bacteria under forced rotation is analyzed in pie geometry. Under convection, separation of the radial and the azimuthal degrees of freedom is not possible, and the linearized evolution operator is diagonalized numerically. Some characteristics scales are compared with the results of recent experiments, and the ``integrable'' limit of the theory at narrow growth region is analyzed.

  4. Poland's Transition in Business Education

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    Leven, Bozena

    2010-01-01

    Prior to Poland's transition from central planning to a market system, which began in 1990, schools of business were non-existent in that country. Instead, university level instruction on economics during the socialist period was closely tied to ideological priorities, and limited to imparting skills suitable for planned economy. All universities…

  5. Narratives about Labour Market Transitions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cort, Pia; Thomsen, Rie

    2014-01-01

    In European Union policy, Denmark is often referred to as a model country in terms of its flexicurity model and provision of financial support and access to education and training during periods of unemployment, i.e. during transitional phases in a working life. However, in the research on flexicurity and its implications for labour market…

  6. Supporting Student Veterans in Transition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rumann, Corey B.; Hamrick, Florence A.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this chapter is to offer frameworks and considerations for student affairs professionals seeking to serve the transition needs of the current generation of student veterans. The historical intersections of the military and higher education, particularly with respect to the effects of the draft on students and higher education,…

  7. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ricker, G. R.; Clampin, M.; Latham, D. W.; Seager, S.; Vanderspek, R. K.; Villasenor, J. S.; Winn, J. N.

    2012-01-01

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey, TESS will monitor more than 500,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat. A large fraction of TESS target stars will be 30-100 times brighter than those observed by Kepler satellite, and therefore TESS . planets will be far easier to characterize with follow-up observations. TESS will make it possible to study the masses, sizes, densities, orbits, and atmospheres of a large cohort of small planets, including a sample of rocky worlds in the habitable zones of their host stars. TESS will provide prime targets for observation with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), as well as other large ground-based and space-based telescopes of the future. TESS data will be released with minimal delay (no proprietary period), inviting immediate community-wide efforts to study the new planets. The TESS legacy will be a catalog of the very nearest and brightest main-sequence stars hosting transiting exoplanets, thus providing future observers with the most favorable targets for detailed investigations.

  8. Quantifying macromolecular conformational transition pathways

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Seyler, Sean; Kumar, Avishek; Thorpe, Michael; Beckstein, Oliver

    2015-03-01

    Diverse classes of proteins function through large-scale conformational changes that are challenging for computer simulations. A range of fast path-sampling techniques have been used to generate transitions, but it has been difficult to compare paths from (and assess the relative strengths of) different methods. We introduce a comprehensive method (pathway similarity analysis, PSA) for quantitatively characterizing and comparing macromolecular pathways. The Hausdorff and Fréchet metrics (known from computational geometry) are used to quantify the degree of similarity between polygonal curves in configuration space. A strength of PSA is its use of the full information available from the 3 N-dimensional configuration space trajectory without requiring additional specific knowledge about the system. We compare a sample of eleven different methods for the closed-to-open transitions of the apo enzyme adenylate kinase (AdK) and also apply PSA to an ensemble of 400 AdK trajectories produced by dynamic importance sampling MD and the Geometrical Pathways algorithm. We discuss the method's potential to enhance our understanding of transition path sampling methods, validate them, and help guide future research toward deeper physical insights into conformational transitions.

  9. N-{Delta} weak transition

    SciTech Connect

    Graczyk, Krzysztof M.

    2011-11-23

    A short review of the Rein-Sehgal and isobar models is presented. The attention is focused on the nucleon-{Delta}(1232) weak transition form-factors. The results of the recent re-analyses of the ANL and BNL bubble chamber neutrino-deuteron scattering data are discussed.

  10. RESEARCH ARTICLE Independent Transitions between

    E-print Network

    Keogh, Scott

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Independent Transitions between Monsoonal and Arid Biomes Revealed by Systematic Biomes Revealed by Systematic Revison of a Complex of Australian Geckos (Diplodactylus; Diplodactylidae-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany Received: May 22, 2014 Accepted: September 5, 2014 Published

  11. Electrical Conductivity in Transition Metals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Talbot, Christopher; Vickneson, Kishanda

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this "Science Note" is to describe how to test the electron-sea model to determine whether it accurately predicts relative electrical conductivity for first-row transition metals. In the electron-sea model, a metal crystal is viewed as a three-dimensional array of metal cations immersed in a sea of delocalised valence…

  12. American Higher Education in Transition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ehrenberg, Ronald G.

    2011-01-01

    American higher education is in transition and if there ever was a "golden age" for faculty, it probably is behind us. The best historical data on the composition of faculty is collected annually by the American Mathematical Society. Between 1967 and 2009, the share of full-time faculty with PhDs remained constant at about 90 percent at doctoral…

  13. Comparative Habitability of Transiting Exoplanets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Barnes, Rory; Meadows, Victoria S.; Evans, Nicole

    2015-12-01

    Exoplanet habitability is traditionally assessed by comparing a planet’s semimajor axis to the location of its host star’s “habitable zone,” the shell around a star for which Earth-like planets can possess liquid surface water. The Kepler space telescope has discovered numerous planet candidates near the habitable zone, and many more are expected from missions such as K2, TESS, and PLATO. These candidates often require significant follow-up observations for validation, so prioritizing planets for habitability from transit data has become an important aspect of the search for life in the universe. We propose a method to compare transiting planets for their potential to support life based on transit data, stellar properties and previously reported limits on planetary emitted flux. For a planet in radiative equilibrium, the emitted flux increases with eccentricity, but decreases with albedo. As these parameters are often unconstrained, there is an “eccentricity-albedo degeneracy” for the habitability of transiting exoplanets. Our method mitigates this degeneracy, includes a penalty for large-radius planets, uses terrestrial mass–radius relationships, and, when available, constraints on eccentricity to compute a number we call the “habitability index for transiting exoplanets” that represents the relative probability that an exoplanet could support liquid surface water. We calculate it for Kepler objects of interest and find that planets that receive between 60% and 90% of the Earth’s incident radiation, assuming circular orbits, are most likely to be habitable. Finally, we make predictions for the upcoming TESS and James Webb Space Telescope missions.

  14. Fast flux test facility, transition project plan

    SciTech Connect

    Guttenberg, S.

    1994-11-15

    The FFTF Transition Project Plan, Revision 1, provides changes and project baseline for the deactivation activities necessary to transition the FFTF to a radiologically and industrially safe shutdown condition.

  15. Site Transition Plan Guidance, December 2004

    SciTech Connect

    2004-12-01

    A short Department of Energy program document has been created to provide an outline on what the Site Transition Plan (STP) objectives are for the transition from the Office of Environmental Management to the newly established Office of Legacy Management.

  16. 45 CFR 2555.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  17. 44 CFR 19.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  18. 10 CFR 1042.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  19. 29 CFR 36.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  20. 24 CFR 3.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of the...students of both sexes as regular...

  1. 32 CFR 196.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  2. 49 CFR 25.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  3. 38 CFR 23.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of the...students of both sexes as regular...

  4. 6 CFR 17.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  5. 15 CFR 8a.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  6. 18 CFR 1317.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of the...students of both sexes as regular...

  7. 22 CFR 229.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  8. 36 CFR 1211.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  9. 22 CFR 146.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  10. 14 CFR 1253.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  11. 10 CFR 5.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  12. 31 CFR 28.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  13. 43 CFR 41.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  14. 40 CFR 5.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  15. 28 CFR 54.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of...students of both sexes as regular...

  16. 13 CFR 113.230 - Transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities...submit either a single transition plan...the Secretary of Education, a transition...Interagency Committee on Education Code of the...students of both sexes as regular...

  17. Mystified by Menopause? A Major Life Transition

    MedlinePLUS

    ... exit disclaimer . Subscribe Mystified by Menopause? A Major Life Transition Menopause—it’s a transition that looms large ... age 50. It’s sometimes called the “change of life.” Menopause marks the end of menstrual periods and ...

  18. Functions and Requirements for the Transition Project

    SciTech Connect

    YANOCHKO, R.M.

    2000-04-24

    This document describes the functional requirement baseline for the Transition of 100 K Area Facilities Project (Transition Project). This baseline information consists of top-level functions, requirements, concept description, interface description, issues, and enabling assumptions.

  19. Fat-Tree Routing for Transit

    E-print Network

    DeHon, Andre

    1990-02-01

    The Transit network provides high-speed, low-latency, fault-tolerant interconnect for high-performance, multiprocessor computers. The basic connection scheme for Transit uses bidelta style, multistage networks to ...

  20. OBSERVATIONAL WINDOW FUNCTIONS IN PLANET TRANSIT SURVEYS

    SciTech Connect

    Von Braun, Kaspar; Kane, Stephen R.; Ciardi, David R. E-mail: skane@ipac.caltech.edu

    2009-09-01

    The probability that an existing planetary transit is detectable in one's data is sensitively dependent upon the window function of the observations. We quantitatively characterize and provide visualizations of the dependence of this probability as a function of orbital period upon several observing strategy and astrophysical parameters, such as length of observing run, observing cadence, length of night, transit duration and depth, and the minimum number of sampled transits. The ability to detect a transit is directly related to the intrinsic noise of the observations. In our simulations of observational window functions, we explicitly address noncorrelated (Gaussian or white) noise and correlated (red) noise and discuss how these two noise components affect transit detectability in fundamentally different manners, especially for long periods and/or small transit depths. We furthermore discuss the consequence of competing effects on transit detectability, elaborate on measures of observing strategies, and examine the projected efficiency of different transit survey scenarios with respect to certain regions of parameter space.

  1. Deterministic chaos in materials exhibiting phase transitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Slemrod, M.

    1983-06-01

    The author spent one half of the Spring 1983 semester at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications. During that time he interacted with colleagues, engaged in research, and gave two public lectures at the Institute: chaos in phase transitions, and dynamics of phase transitions. The main thrust of his research was in two areas, specifically: deterministic chaos in materials exhibiting phase transitions, and admissibility criteria for weak solutions of the non-hyperbolic conservation laws which describe dynamic phase transitions.

  2. Microscopic Description of Nuclear Quantum Phase Transitions

    SciTech Connect

    Niksic, T.; Vretenar, D.; Lalazissis, G. A.; Ring, P.

    2007-08-31

    The relativistic mean-field framework, extended to include correlations related to restoration of broken symmetries and to fluctuations of the quadrupole deformation, is applied to a study of shape transitions in Nd isotopes. It is demonstrated that the microscopic self-consistent approach, based on global effective interactions, can describe not only general features of transitions between spherical and deformed nuclei, but also the singular properties of excitation spectra and transition rates at the critical point of quantum shape phase transition.

  3. Planets in Transit V Passages of Discovery

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    Castellano, T. P.

    2003-05-01

    Eclipses of the Sun have long influenced culture, history, and science. The analogous but much more subtle phenomena of a transit of the Sun by Mercury was first predicted by Johannes Kepler. Soon, predictions of transits of Venus inspired bold expeditions to better understand the scale of our solar system. These passages of discovery sometimes succeeded scientifically but always captured the public imagination and played an unexpected role in history. The possibility of detecting planets outside the solar system by the transit method was first outlined by Otto Struve in 1952. Early inquiries usually assumed that extrasolar planetary systems would have a distribution of planetary radii and orbital sizes like the solar system. The detection of transits from the ground in such systems would be daunting. The recent, unexpected discovery of a class of extrasolar planets (by the radial velocity technique) with orbital periods less than a week and masses near to the planet Jupiter has resulted in a resurgence of interest in the transit method. These so called "hot Jupiters", can produce transits that are likely enough, frequent enough, the transit method. These so called "hot Jupiters", can produce transits that are likely enough, frequent enough, and deep enough that ground-based transit searches can be successful. In November 1999, a planet orbiting the star HD 209458 was found to transit, and many measurements of the transit have since been made that challenge formation and evolution theories. Numerous ground based searches for transits are now underway. Several planned high precision space-based missions designed to detect transits of earth-sized planets, also have the potential to detect transits of hundreds of "hot Jupiters". These efforts and the upcoming transit of the Sun by Venus on June 8, 2004 present an opportunity for transits to once again capture the public imagination and perhaps play a role in history.

  4. Sm Transition Probabilities and Abundances

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    J. E. Lawler; E. A. Den Hartog; C. Sneden; J. J. Cowan

    2005-10-19

    Radiative lifetimes, accurate to +/- 5%, have been measured for 212 odd-parity levels of Sm II using laser-induced fluorescence. The lifetimes are combined with branching fractions measured using Fourier-transform spectrometry to determine transition probabilities for more than 900 lines of Sm II. This work is the largest-scale laboratory study to date of Sm II transition probabilities using modern methods. This improved data set has been used to determine a new solar photospheric Sm abundance, log epsilon = 1.00 +/- 0.03, from 26 lines. The spectra of three very metal-poor, neutron-capture-rich stars also have been analyzed, employing between 55 and 72 Sm II lines per star. The abundance ratios of Sm relative to other rare earth elements in these stars are in agreement, and are consistent with ratios expected from rapid neutron-capture nucleosynthesis (the r-process).

  5. Electronic transitions of palladium dimer

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    Qian, Yue; Ng, Y. W.; Chen, Zhihua; Cheung, A. S.-C.

    2013-11-21

    The laser induced fluorescence spectrum of palladium dimer (Pd{sub 2}) in the visible region between 480 and 700 nm has been observed and analyzed. The gas-phase Pd{sub 2} molecule was produced by laser ablation of palladium metal rod. Eleven vibrational bands were observed and assigned to the [17.1] {sup 3}II{sub g} - X{sup 3}?{sub u}{sup +} transition system. The bond length (r{sub o}) and vibrational frequency (?G{sub 1/2}) of the ground X{sup 3}?{sub u}{sup +} state were determined to be 2.47(4) Å and 211.4(5) cm{sup ?1}, respectively. A molecular orbital energy level diagram was used to understand the observed ground and excited electronic states. This is the first gas-phase experimental investigation of the electronic transitions of Pd{sub 2}.

  6. Transition Radiation in QCD matter

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    Magdalena Djordjevic

    2005-12-22

    In ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions a finite size QCD medium is created. In this paper we compute radiative energy loss to zeroth order in opacity by taking into account finite size effects. Transition radiation occurs on the boundary between the finite size medium and the vacuum, and we show that it lowers the difference between medium and vacuum zeroth order radiative energy loss relative to the infinite size medium case. Further, in all previous computations of light parton radiation to zeroth order in opacity, there was a divergence caused by the fact that the energy loss is infinite in the vacuum and finite in the QCD medium. We show that this infinite discontinuity is naturally regulated by including the transition radiation.

  7. Articulated transition duct in turbomachine

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    Flanagan, James Scott; McMahan, Kevin Weston; LeBegue, Jeffrey Scott; Pentecost, Ronnie Ray

    2014-04-29

    Turbine systems are provided. A turbine system includes a transition duct comprising an inlet, an outlet, and a duct passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis and the tangential axis. The duct passage includes an upstream portion and a downstream portion. The upstream portion extends from the inlet between an inlet end and an aft end. The downstream portion extends from the outlet between an outlet end and a head end. The turbine system further includes a joint coupling the aft end of the upstream portion and the head end of the downstream portion together. The joint is configured to allow movement of the upstream portion and the downstream portion relative to each other about or along at least one axis.

  8. The transition regions of Capella

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    Linsky, Jeffrey L.; Wood, Brian E.; Judge, Philip; Brown, Alexander; Andrulis, Catherine; Ayers, Thomas R.

    1995-01-01

    We have used the Goddard High Resolution Spectrometer (GHRS) to observe the spectoscopic binary system Capella (G8 III + G1 III). Exposures with the G140L, G140M, G160M, G200M, and echelle gratings provide emission line profiles with unprecedented signal-to-noise and spectral resolving power (lambda/Delta-lambda) up to 92,000. Multi-Gaussin fits to the line profiles show that the hotter star contributes 60%-70% of the total flux in the chromospheric O I and Mg II resonance lines, but about 90% of the flux in the Si III, Si IV, and C IV lines formed in the transition region at T less than or = 10(exp 5) K. We find clear evidence that the emission lines from the hotter star are systemtically redshifted relative to the photosphere with Doppler shifts of 5 +/- 1 km/s for the +9 +/- 3 km/s in the chromospheric Mg II and O I lines, respectively, increasing to +24 +/- 5 km/s for the transition region Si IV 1393.8A line. The multi-Gaussian fits to permitted transition region lines of SI III, Si IV, C IV, and N V indicate the presence of three components: moderately broad lines formed in the transition region of the hotter star (component H), narrow lines formed in the transition region of the cooler star (component C), and very broad lines that we think are formed in microflares on the hotter star (component B). The He II 1640.4 A feature has an broad profile, which indicates that it is formed by collisional excitation primarily from the hotter star, and a weak narrow component that we interpret as due to radiative recombination on the cooler star. We observed spin-forbidden emission lines of C III), O III), Si III), O IV), O V), and S IV) that are sensitive to electron density. Fainter members of the O IV) multiplet and all of the S IV) lines have never before been seen in any star than the Sun. We determine electron densities in the transition regions of the Capella stars using lines ratios of O IV) lines and emission measure analysis. The emission measures are self-consistent only when the fluxes from each emitting component are considered separately. In particular, the transition region abundance distributions appear to be different on the two stars, and the spin-forbidden lines were not detected in the B component. The emission measures for component H (the G1 star) are consistent with a constant electron pressure (or hydrostatic equilibrium) transition region with P(sub e) = 10(exp 15 + 0.1)/cu cm K and possibly solar 'coronal' abundances.

  9. Venus transits - A French view

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    Débarbat, Suzanne

    2005-04-01

    After a careful study of Mars observations obtained by Tycho Brahé (1546-1601), Kepler (1571-1630) discovered the now-called Kepler's third law. In 1627 he published his famous Tabulae Rudolphinae, a homage to his protector Rudolph II (1552-1612), tables (Kepler 1609, 1627) from which he predicted Mercury and Venus transits over the Sun. In 1629 Kepler published his Admonitio ad Astronomos Advertisement to Astronomers (Kepler 1630), Avertissement aux Astronomes in French Au sujet de phénomènes rares et étonnants de l'an 1631: l'incursion de Vénus et de Mercure sur le Soleil. This was the beginning of the interest of French astronomers, among many others, in such transits, mostly for Venus, the subject of this paper in which dates are given in the Gregorian calendar.

  10. Major Transitions in Political Order

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    DeDeo, Simon

    2015-01-01

    We present three major transitions that occur on the way to the elaborate and diverse societies of the modern era. Our account links the worlds of social animals such as pigtail macaques and monk parakeets to examples from human history, including 18th Century London and the contemporary online phenomenon of Wikipedia. From the first awareness and use of group-level social facts to the emergence of norms and their self-assembly into normative bundles, each transition represents a new relationship between the individual and the group. At the center of this relationship is the use of coarse-grained information gained via lossy compression. The role of top-down causation in the origin of society parallels that conjectured to occur in the origin and evolution of life itself.

  11. The Proximal Chiral Phase Transition

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    Joseph I. Kapusta; Ajit M. Srivastava

    1994-04-22

    We consider the form of the chiral symmetry breaking piece of the effective potential in the linear sigma model. Surprisingly, it allows for a second local minimum at both zero and finite temperature. Even though chiral symmetry is not exact, and therefore is not restored in a true phase transition at finite temperature, this second minimum can nevertheless mimic many of the effects of a first order phase transition. We derive a lower limit on the height of the second minimum relative to the global minimum based on cosmological considerations; this limit is so weak as to be practically nonexistent. In high energy nuclear collisions, it may lead to observable effects in Bose-Einstein interferometry due to domain walls and to coherent pion emission.

  12. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

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    Ricker, George R.; Winn, Joshua N.; Vanderspek, Roland; Latham, David W.; Bakos, Gáspár. Á.; Bean, Jacob L.; Berta-Thompson, Zachory K.; Brown, Timothy M.; Buchhave, Lars; Butler, Nathaniel R.; Butler, R. Paul; Chaplin, William J.; Charbonneau, David; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jørgen; Clampin, Mark; Deming, Drake; Doty, John; De Lee, Nathan; Dressing, Courtney; Dunham, E. W.; Endl, Michael; Fressin, Francois; Ge, Jian; Henning, Thomas; Holman, Matthew J.; Howard, Andrew W.; Ida, Shigeru; Jenkins, Jon; Jernigan, Garrett; Johnson, John A.; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Kjeldsen, Hans; Laughlin, Gregory; Levine, Alan M.; Lin, Douglas; Lissauer, Jack J.; MacQueen, Phillip; Marcy, Geoffrey; McCullough, P. R.; Morton, Timothy D.; Narita, Norio; Paegert, Martin; Palle, Enric; Pepe, Francesco; Pepper, Joshua; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Rinehart, S. A.; Sasselov, Dimitar; Sato, Bun'ei; Seager, Sara; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Stassun, Keivan G.; Sullivan, Peter; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Torres, Guillermo; Udry, Stephane; Villasenor, Joel

    2014-08-01

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission. The spacecraft will be placed into a highly elliptical 13.7-day orbit around the Earth. During its two-year mission, TESS will employ four wide-field optical CCD cameras to monitor at least 200,000 main-sequence dwarf stars with IC (approximately less than) 13 for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. Each star will be observed for an interval ranging from one month to one year, depending mainly on the star's ecliptic latitude. The longest observing intervals will be for stars near the ecliptic poles, which are the optimal locations for follow-up observations with the James Webb Space Telescope. Brightness measurements of preselected target stars will be recorded every 2 min, and full frame images will be recorded every 30 min. TESS stars will be 10-100 times brighter than those surveyed by the pioneering Kepler mission. This will make TESS planets easier to characterize with follow-up observations. TESS is expected to find more than a thousand planets smaller than Neptune, including dozens that are comparable in size to the Earth. Public data releases will occur every four months, inviting immediate community-wide efforts to study the new planets. The TESS legacy will be a catalog of the nearest and brightest stars hosting transiting planets, which will endure as highly favorable targets for detailed investigations.

  13. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ricker, George R.; Winn, Joshua N.; Vanderspek, Roland; Latham, David W.; Bakos, Gáspár Á.; Bean, Jacob L.; Berta-Thompson, Zachory K.; Brown, Timothy M.; Buchhave, Lars; Butler, Nathaniel R.; Butler, R. Paul; Chaplin, William J.; Charbonneau, David; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jørgen; Clampin, Mark; Deming, Drake; Doty, John; De Lee, Nathan; Dressing, Courtney; Dunham, Edward W.; Endl, Michael; Fressin, Francois; Ge, Jian; Henning, Thomas; Holman, Matthew J.; Howard, Andrew W.; Ida, Shigeru; Jenkins, Jon M.; Jernigan, Garrett; Johnson, John Asher; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Kjeldsen, Hans; Laughlin, Gregory; Levine, Alan M.; Lin, Douglas; Lissauer, Jack J.; MacQueen, Phillip; Marcy, Geoffrey; McCullough, Peter R.; Morton, Timothy D.; Narita, Norio; Paegert, Martin; Palle, Enric; Pepe, Francesco; Pepper, Joshua; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Rinehart, Stephen A.; Sasselov, Dimitar; Sato, Bun'ei; Seager, Sara; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Stassun, Keivan G.; Sullivan, Peter; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Torres, Guillermo; Udry, Stephane; Villasenor, Joel

    2015-01-01

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission. The spacecraft will be placed into a highly elliptical 13.7-day orbit around the Earth. During its 2-year mission, TESS will employ four wide-field optical charge-coupled device cameras to monitor at least 200,000 main-sequence dwarf stars with IC?4-13 for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. Each star will be observed for an interval ranging from 1 month to 1 year, depending mainly on the star's ecliptic latitude. The longest observing intervals will be for stars near the ecliptic poles, which are the optimal locations for follow-up observations with the James Webb Space Telescope. Brightness measurements of preselected target stars will be recorded every 2 min, and full frame images will be recorded every 30 min. TESS stars will be 10 to 100 times brighter than those surveyed by the pioneering Kepler mission. This will make TESS planets easier to characterize with follow-up observations. TESS is expected to find more than a thousand planets smaller than Neptune, including dozens that are comparable in size to the Earth. Public data releases will occur every 4 months, inviting immediate community-wide efforts to study the new planets. The TESS legacy will be a catalog of the nearest and brightest stars hosting transiting planets, which will endure as highly favorable targets for detailed investigations.

  14. 33 CFR 401.89 - Transit refused.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Transit refused. 401.89 Section... TRANSPORTATION SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES Regulations General § 401.89 Transit refused. (a) An officer may refuse to allow a vessel to transit when, (1) The vessel is not equipped in accordance with §§ 401.5...

  15. 33 CFR 401.89 - Transit refused.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Transit refused. 401.89 Section... TRANSPORTATION SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES Regulations General § 401.89 Transit refused. (a) An officer may refuse to allow a vessel to transit when, (1) The vessel is not equipped in accordance with §§ 401.5...

  16. 33 CFR 401.89 - Transit refused.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Transit refused. 401.89 Section... TRANSPORTATION SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES Regulations General § 401.89 Transit refused. (a) An officer may refuse to allow a vessel to transit when, (1) The vessel is not equipped in accordance with §§ 401.5...

  17. TRANSIT REALITIES IN THE SUBURBAN GTA

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    Toronto, University of

    TRANSIT REALITIES IN THE SUBURBAN GTA Data Management Group Joint Program in Transportation University of Toronto November 1998 #12;TRANSIT REALITIES IN THE SUBURBAN GTA Prepared for Data Management Dalton November 1998 #12;i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report looks at current transit realities and trends

  18. 33 CFR 401.89 - Transit refused.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Transit refused. 401.89 Section... TRANSPORTATION SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES Regulations General § 401.89 Transit refused. (a) An officer may refuse to allow a vessel to transit when, (1) The vessel is not equipped in accordance with §§ 401.5...

  19. 33 CFR 401.89 - Transit refused.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Transit refused. 401.89 Section... TRANSPORTATION SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES Regulations General § 401.89 Transit refused. (a) An officer may refuse to allow a vessel to transit when, (1) The vessel is not equipped in accordance with §§ 401.5...

  20. Vulnerable Youth and Transitions to Adulthood

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    Xie, Rongbing; Sen, Bisakha; Foster, E. Michael

    2014-01-01

    This chapter focuses on vulnerable youth, the challenges they face during their transitions to adulthood, and the adverse effects of limited support systems on those transitions. The authors offer recommendations on how adult educators can help facilitate smooth transitions into adulthood for vulnerable youth.

  1. Student Life Veterans Education and Transition Services

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Andrew

    Student Life Veterans Education and Transition Services Veterans Services #12;The UMaine VETS Office (Veterans Education and Transition Services) works in every way possible to make the transition from military to student life simple and hassle-free. Our Mission: The VETS Office connects veteran

  2. Successful Transition to High School. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    What steps can be taken to assure that 8th graders make a successful transition to 9th grade? More students fail ninth grade than any other grade level. When middle school students took part in high school transition programs with a variety of different articulation activities, fewer students were retained in ninth grade. Ideally, these transition

  3. School to Work: Making the Transition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Inst. for Work and Learning.

    This publication describes the Academy for Educational Development's (AED's) vision and work in school-to-work transition and related areas. School-to-work transition is defined, and components of a successful school-to-work transition system are listed. The National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) is currently conducting an extensive study…

  4. The Menopausal Transition: Guidelines for Researchers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mansfield, Phyllis Kernoff; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Research guidelines are presented to encourage sound research on the menopausal transition. Included is a review of current literature covering three aspects of menopausal transition: age span, changes in menstrual bleeding during the transition, and other psychological and somatic changes during premenopausal stages. (IAH)

  5. Lost in Transition? Student Food Consumption

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    Blichfeldt, Bodil Stilling; Gram, Malene

    2013-01-01

    Findings from transition studies as well as studies of student food show that the transition from living at home to independent living influences student food consumption and that food consumption might be problematic during this period. Furthermore, both students' enactment of being in transition and the food habits and practices they bring with…

  6. A Latent Transition Model with Logistic Regression

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    Chung, Hwan; Walls, Theodore A.; Park, Yousung

    2007-01-01

    Latent transition models increasingly include covariates that predict prevalence of latent classes at a given time or transition rates among classes over time. In many situations, the covariate of interest may be latent. This paper describes an approach for handling both manifest and latent covariates in a latent transition model. A Bayesian…

  7. Order-(incommensurable disorder) phase transitions

    SciTech Connect

    Kovalenko, A.; Nagaev, E.

    1982-01-05

    In first-order phase transitions in magnetic materials exhibiting a high-order spin, the short-range-order vector above the transition point may be incommensurable with the long-range-order vector below the transition point. This theoretical result explains some experiments on UAs. Some other materials which may exhibit this effect are pointed out.

  8. 9 CFR 381.522 - Transition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Transition grants. 381.522 Section 381... Interstate Shipment of Poultry Products § 381.522 Transition grants. (a) Transition grants are funds that a... grant must use grant funds to reimburse the training costs of one employee per each...

  9. 9 CFR 332.12 - Transition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Transition grants. 332.12 Section 332... CARCASSES, MEAT, AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS § 332.12 Transition grants. (a) Transition grants are funds that a... grant must use grant funds to reimburse the training costs of one employee per each...

  10. 12 CFR 217.300 - Transitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...accordance with the transition requirements in this...217.22. (1) Transition deductions from common...1 or tier 1 capital elements in accordance with the...common equity tier 1 elements, after regulatory adjustments...a) through (c) (transition 15 percent common...

  11. ASD Academic Transitions: Trends in Parental Perspective

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    Lee, Cindy; McCoy, Kathleen M.; Zucker, Stanley H.; Mathur, Sarup R.

    2014-01-01

    Academic transitions are a necessary and important part of an ASD student's life. Parental involvement and perspective is a vital part of each transition planning process. The primary goal of this research was to identify trends in parent perspectives regarding ASD academic transitions through meta-synthesis of current research. The research…

  12. 12 CFR 3.300 - Transitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...accordance with the transition requirements in this...3.22. (1) Transition deductions from common...1 or tier 1 capital elements in accordance with the...common equity tier 1 elements, after regulatory adjustments...a) through (c) (transition 15 percent common...

  13. 12 CFR 324.300 - Transitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...accordance with the transition requirements in this...324.22. (1) Transition deductions from common...1 or tier 1 capital elements in accordance with the...common equity tier 1 elements, after regulatory adjustments...a) through (c) (transition 15 percent common...

  14. No Wasted Moments: Planning Purposeful Transitions

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    Nicolucci, Sandra

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on the nature of the "transitional minutes" in "any" music class. When transitional minutes before, during, and after rehearsals and classes are unplanned and left to chance, much viable and valuable teaching time is lost. When transitional minutes are well structured, learning can proceed efficiently. One tends to remember…

  15. 12 CFR 933.4 - Transition provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Transition provisions. 933.4 Section 933.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK RISK MANAGEMENT AND CAPITAL STANDARDS BANK CAPITAL STRUCTURE PLANS § 933.4 Transition provisions. (a) The capital plan of a Bank may include a transition provision that would allow...

  16. The Transition Experiences of Successful Chinese Immigrants

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    Amundson, Norman E.; Yeung, Thomas; Sun, Iris; Chan, Keith; Cheng, Johnny

    2011-01-01

    This article focused on the transition experiences of 20 successful Chinese immigrants, in particular their transition stories and how they accounted for their success (what facilitated and hindered their transition). An enhanced critical incident method was used for data analysis. Four major success categories emerged: having a positive attitude…

  17. On transit time instability in liquid jets

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Grabitz, G.; Meier, G.

    1982-01-01

    A basic transit time instability in flows with disturbances of speed is found. It was shown that the mass distribution is established by and large by the described transit time effects. These transit time effects may also be involved for gas jets.

  18. Phase Transitions for the Brusselator Model

    E-print Network

    Tian Ma; Shouhong Wang

    2010-08-08

    Dynamic phase transitions of the Brusselator model is carefully analyzed, leading to a rigorous characterization of the types and structure of the phase transitions of the model from basic homogeneous states. The study is based on the dynamic transition theory developed recently by the authors.

  19. Transition Problems and Play as Transitory Activity

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    Brostrom, Stig

    2005-01-01

    Because too many children experience the transition to school as a culture shock, during the past decade teachers have implemented so-called transition activities in order to bridge the gap between preschool and school. However, transition to school also calls for a development of higher mental functions, among others the development of children's…

  20. Non-equilibrium phase transitions

    SciTech Connect

    Mottola, E.; Cooper, F.M.; Bishop, A.R.; Habib, S.; Kluger, Y.; Jensen, N.G.

    1998-12-31

    This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Non-equilibrium phase transitions play a central role in a very broad range of scientific areas, ranging from nuclear, particle, and astrophysics to condensed matter physics and the material and biological sciences. The aim of this project was to explore the path to a deeper and more fundamental understanding of the common physical principles underlying the complex real time dynamics of phase transitions. The main emphasis was on the development of general theoretical tools to deal with non-equilibrium processes, and of numerical methods robust enough to capture the time-evolving structures that occur in actual experimental situations. Specific applications to Laboratory multidivisional efforts in relativistic heavy-ion physics (transition to a new phase of nuclear matter consisting of a quark-gluon plasma) and layered high-temperature superconductors (critical currents and flux flow at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory) were undertaken.

  1. Marital transitions. A child's perspective.

    PubMed

    Hetherington, E M; Stanley-Hagan, M; Anderson, E R

    1989-02-01

    Despite a recent leveling off of the divorce rate, almost half of the children born in the last decade will experience the divorce of their parents, and most of these children will also experience the remarriage of their parents. Most children initially experience their parents' marital rearrangements as stressful; however, children's responses to their parents marital transitions are diverse. Whereas some exhibit remarkable resiliency and in the long term may actually be enhanced by coping with these transitions, others suffer sustained developmental delays or disruptions. Others appear to adapt well in the early stages of family reorganizations but show delayed effects that emerge at a later time, especially in adolescence. The long-term effects are related more to the child's developmental status, sex, and temperament; the qualities of the home and parenting environments; and to the resources and support systems available to the parents and child than they are to divorce or remarriage per se. In recent years, researchers have begun to move away from the view that single-parent and remarried families are atypical or pathogenic families and are focusing on the diversity of children's responses and to the factors that facilitate or disrupt the development and adjustment of children experiencing their parents' marital transitions. PMID:2653140

  2. Trust Transitivity in Social Networks

    PubMed Central

    Richters, Oliver; Peixoto, Tiago P.

    2011-01-01

    Non-centralized recommendation-based decision making is a central feature of several social and technological processes, such as market dynamics, peer-to-peer file-sharing and the web of trust of digital certification. We investigate the properties of trust propagation on networks, based on a simple metric of trust transitivity. We investigate analytically the percolation properties of trust transitivity in random networks with arbitrary in/out-degree distributions, and compare with numerical realizations. We find that the existence of a non-zero fraction of absolute trust (i.e. entirely confident trust) is a requirement for the viability of global trust propagation in large systems: The average pair-wise trust is marked by a discontinuous transition at a specific fraction of absolute trust, below which it vanishes. Furthermore, we perform an extensive analysis of the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) web of trust, in view of the concepts introduced. We compare different scenarios of trust distribution: community- and authority-centered. We find that these scenarios lead to sharply different patterns of trust propagation, due to the segregation of authority hubs and densely-connected communities. While the authority-centered scenario is more efficient, and leads to higher average trust values, it favours weakly-connected “fringe” nodes, which are directly trusted by authorities. The community-centered scheme, on the other hand, favours nodes with intermediate in/out-degrees, in detriment of the authorities and its “fringe” peers. PMID:21483683

  3. Radiative transitions of charmonium states

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    Wei-Jun Deng; Li-Ye Xiao; Long-Cheng Gui; Xian-Hui Zhong

    2015-11-04

    We systematically study the electromagnetic transitions of the $nS$, $nP$ ($n\\leq 3$), and $nD$ ($n\\leq 2$) charmonium states with a constituent quark model. Without introducing any free parameters, we obtain a reasonable description of the electromagnetic transitions of the well-established low-lying charmonium states $J/\\psi$, $\\psi(2S)$, $\\chi_{cJ}(1P)$, $h_c(1P)$ and $\\psi(3770)$. Our predictions of electromagnetic decay properties for the higher charmonium states are also presented and compared with other model predictions. It is found that some of our predictions are notably different from those of other models, which should be tested in future experiments. In particular, considering the $X(3872)$ resonance as the $\\chi_{c1}(2P)$ state, we study its electromagnetic decay properties. Our predicted ratio $\\Gamma[X(3872)\\to \\psi(2S)\\gamma]/\\Gamma[X(3872)\\to J/\\psi \\gamma]\\simeq 4.0$ is consistent with BaBar's measurement. We hope that our study could be useful to understand the electromagnetic decay properties of the discovered charmonium states, and also helpful to look for the missing charmonium states through the electromagnetic transitions.

  4. Saturn as a Transiting Exoplanet

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    Dalba, Paul A.; Muirhead, Philip S.; Fortney, Jonathan J.; Hedman, Matthew M.; Nicholson, Philip D.; Veyette, Mark J.

    2015-11-01

    Previous investigations of exoplanet atmospheres have not targeted those resembling the gas giant planets in our solar system. These types of exoplanets are too cold to be directly imaged or observed in emission, and their low transit probabilities and frequencies make characterization via transmission spectroscopy a challenging endeavor. However, studies of cold giant exoplanets would be highly valuable to our understanding of planet formation and migration and could place the gas giant members of our own solar system in a greater context. Here, we use solar occultations observed by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard the Cassini Spacecraft to extract the 1 to 5 ?m transmission spectrum of Saturn, as if it were a transiting exoplanet. We detect absorption features from several molecules despite the presence of ammonia clouds. Self-consistent exoplanet atmosphere models show good agreement with Saturn's transmission spectrum but fail to reproduce the largest feature in the spectrum. We also find that atmospheric refraction determines the minimum altitude that could be probed during mid-transit of a Saturn-twin exoplanet around a Sun-like star. These results suggest that transmission spectroscopy of cold, long-period gaseous exoplanets should be possible with current and future observatories.

  5. Radionuclide transit in esophageal varices

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    Yeh, S.H.; Wang, S.J.; Wu, L.C.; Liu, R.S.; Tsai, Y.T.; Chiang, T.T.

    1985-05-01

    This study assessed esophageal motility in patients with esophageal varices by radionuclide transit studies. Data were acquired in list mode after an oral dose of 0.5 mCi Tc-99m sulfur colloid in 10 ml of water in the supine position above a low-energy all-purpose collimator of a gamma camera. The condensed image (CI) superimposed with a centroid curve was also produced in each case. Twenty-five normal subjects (N) and 32 patients (pts) with esophageal varices by endoscopy (large varices in Grades IV and V in 8 and small varices in Grade III or less in 24) were studied. TMTT, RTT, RF, and RI were all significantly increased in pts as compared to N. Especially, the transit time for the middle third (6.7 +- 2.6 sec vs 3.5 +- 0.9 sec in N, rho < 0.005) had the optimal sensitivy and specificity of 88% each at the cutoff value of 4.2 sec as determined by ROC analysis. In summary, radionuclide transit disorders occur in the majority of pts with esopageal varices. The middle RTT and CI are both optimal in sensitivity and specificity for detecting the abnormalities.

  6. Transitions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2006-01-01

    26 May 2006 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a variety of textures observed on a dust-covered plain in the Marte Valles region of Mars. Textural variations across the scene include: areas that are littered with small impact craters, a channel-like feature that is dominated by mounds of a variety of sizes, small ripples and/or ridges, and relatively smooth, unremarkable terrain. The contact between the cratered plain and the area dominated by mounds marks one of the banks along the edge of one of the shallow valleys of the Marte Valles system.

    Location near: 17.7oN, 175.0oW Image width: 3 km (1.9 mi) Illumination from: lower left Season: Northern Spring

  7. Linking Transition Assessment and Postsecondary Goals: Key Elements in the Secondary Transition Planning Process

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    Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Kelley, Kelly R.; Test, David W.; Fowler, Catherine H.; Kohler, Paula D.; Kortering, Larry J.

    2009-01-01

    Individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities ages 16 and older must include a transition component. It is important for educators to understand the role transition assessment plays in developing a thorough transition component that includes measurable postsecondary goals, annual IEP goals, transition services, and a…

  8. Partially resolved super transition array method

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    Wilson, Brian G.; Iglesias, Carlos A.; Chen, Mau H.

    2015-03-01

    The partially resolved transition array model for radiative transitions between ordinary electronic configurations is extended to the super configuration approach. The specific application incorporates intermediate coupling effects into transition arrays to describe the transition from LS to JJ coupling without the ad hoc approximations introduced in past formulations. More generally, the extended concept permits stepwise refinement of the super transition array method towards the line-by-line limit in ordinary configurations. Thus, the formalism forms a framework for a hybrid scheme to combine detailed line accounting and statistical methods.

  9. Phase transitions in dissipative Josephson chains

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    Bobbert, P.A.; Fazio, R.; Schoen, G. ); Zimanyi, G.T. )

    1990-03-01

    We study the zero-temperature phase transitions of a chain of Josephson junctions, taking into account the quantum fluctuations due to the charging energy and the effects of an Ohmic dissipation. We map the problem onto a generalized Coulomb gas model, which then is transformed into a sine-Gordon field theory. Apart from the expected dipole unbinding transition, which describes a transition between globally superconducting and resistive behavior, we find a quadrupole unbinding transition at a critical strength of the dissipation. This transition separates two superconducting states characterized by different local properties.

  10. Work and quantum phase transitions: quantum latency.

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    Mascarenhas, E; Bragança, H; Dorner, R; França Santos, M; Vedral, V; Modi, K; Goold, J

    2014-06-01

    We study the physics of quantum phase transitions from the perspective of nonequilibrium thermodynamics. For first-order quantum phase transitions, we find that the average work done per quench in crossing the critical point is discontinuous. This leads us to introduce the quantum latent work in analogy with the classical latent heat of first order classical phase transitions. For second order quantum phase transitions the irreversible work is closely related to the fidelity susceptibility for weak sudden quenches of the system Hamiltonian. We demonstrate our ideas with numerical simulations of first, second, and infinite order phase transitions in various spin chain models. PMID:25019721

  11. Closure Phase Signatures of Planet Transit Events

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    G. T. van Belle

    2008-04-16

    Planet transit events present as attractive targets for the ultra-high-resolution capabilities afforded by optical interferometers. Herein is presented an evaluation of the possibility of detection of such events through measurement of high-precision closure phases with the MIRC instrument on the CHARA Array. Recovery of the transit position angle upon the sky appears readily achievable with the existing capabilities of the instrument, along with characterization of other system parameters, such as stellar radius, planet radius, and other parameters of the transit event. This technique is the only one presently available that can provide a transiting planet's orbital plane position angle, and can directly determine the planet's radius independent of any outside observations, appearing able to improve substantially upon other determinations of that radius. Additional directly observed parameters - also not dependent upon transit photometry or spectroscopy - include impact parameter, transit ingress time, transit velocity and stellar radius.

  12. Constraining Orbital Parameters Through Planetary Transit Monitoring

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    Stephen R. Kane; Kaspar von Braun

    2008-08-13

    The orbital parameters of extra-solar planets have a significant impact on the probability that the planet will transit the host star. This was recently demonstrated by the transit detection of HD 17156b whose favourable eccentricity and argument of periastron dramatically increased its transit likelihood. We present a study which provides a quantitative analysis of how these two orbital parameters affect the geometric transit probability as a function of period. Further, we apply these results to known radial velocity planets and show that there are unexpectedly high transit probabilities for planets at relatively long periods. For a photometric monitoring campaign which aims to determine if the planet indeed transits, we calculate the expected transiting planet yield and the significance of a potential null result, as well as the subsequent constraints that may be applied to orbital parameters.

  13. Transitional Care Strategies From Hospital to Home

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    Ranji, Sumant R.

    2015-01-01

    Hospitals are challenged with reevaluating their hospital’s transitional care practices, to reduce 30-day readmission rates, prevent adverse events, and ensure a safe transition of patients from hospital to home. Despite the increasing attention to transitional care, there are few published studies that have shown significant reductions in readmission rates, particularly for patients with stroke and other neurologic diagnoses. Successful hospital-initiated transitional care programs include a “bridging” strategy with both predischarge and postdischarge interventions and dedicated transitions provider involved at multiple points in time. Although multicomponent strategies including patient engagement, use of a dedicated transition provider, and facilitation of communication with outpatient providers require time and resources, there is evidence that neurohospitalists can implement a transitional care program with the aim of improving patient safety across the continuum of care. PMID:25553228

  14. TERMS PHOTOMETRY OF KNOWN TRANSITING EXOPLANETS

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    Dragomir, Diana; Kane, Stephen R.; Ciardi, David R.; Gelino, Dawn M.; Payne, Alan; Ramirez, Solange V.; Von Braun, Kaspar; Wyatt, Pamela; Pilyavsky, Genady; Mahadevan, Suvrath; Wright, Jason T.; Zachary Gazak, J.; Rabus, Markus

    2011-10-15

    The Transit Ephemeris Refinement and Monitoring Survey conducts radial velocity and photometric monitoring of known exoplanets in order to refine planetary orbits and predictions of possible transit times. This effort is primarily directed toward planets not known to transit, but a small sample of our targets consists of known transiting systems. Here we present precision photometry for six WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) planets acquired during their transit windows. We perform a Markov Chain Monte Carlo analysis for each planet and combine these data with previous measurements to redetermine the period and ephemerides for these planets. These observations provide recent mid-transit times which are useful for scheduling future observations. Our results improve the ephemerides of WASP-4b, WASP-5b, and WASP-6b and reduce the uncertainties on the mid-transit time for WASP-29b. We also confirm the orbital, stellar, and planetary parameters of all six systems.

  15. PIXE-INP computer code for PIXE analyses of thin and thick samples

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    Havránek, V.; Hnatowicz, V.; Kvítek, J.; Obrusník, I.

    1994-03-01

    The Pascal 6.0 program package PIXE-INP was developed at Institute of Nuclear Physics (Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic) for quantitative evaluation of PIXE spectra from thin and thick samples. The K-, L- and M-sensitivities are calculated using semi-empirical and theoretical ionization cross sections, tabulated relative X-ray emission probabilities, Coster-Kronig and fluorescence yields. The X-ray detector efficiency is determined by measuring a set of thin standards with known element content. The package is supplemented with the data bases on X-ray attenuation coefficients and proton stopping powers which are needed for the calculation of thick sample matrix corrections. The X-ray spectrum evaluation comprises an iterative background removal and non-linear least squares fitting of X-ray multiplets with Gaussian peak shape. The escape and summation peaks are taken into account. The performance of the program package is documented on measurements of reference materials.

  16. Double ionization of atomic cadmium

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    Linusson, P.; Fritzsche, S.; Eland, J. H. D.; Hedin, L.; Karlsson, L.; Feifel, R.

    2011-02-15

    We have recorded the double photoionization spectrum of atomic Cd at four different photon energies in the range 40-200 eV. The main channel is single ionization and subsequent decay of excited Cd{sup +} states, some involving Coster-Kronig processes, whereas direct double ionization is found to be weak. The decay of the excited Cd{sup +} states shows a strong selectivity, related to the configuration of the final state. Double ionization leading to the Cd{sup 2+} ground state is investigated in some detail and is found to proceed mainly through ionization and decay of 4d correlation satellites. The most prominent autoionization peaks have been identified with the aid of quantum-mechanical calculations.

  17. f-electron correlations in nonmagnetic Ce studied by means of spin-resolved resonant photoemission

    SciTech Connect

    Yu, S.-W.; Komesu, T.; Chung, B.W.; Waddill, G.D.; Morton, S.A.; Tobin, J.G.

    2008-10-30

    We have studied the spin-spin coupling between two f electrons of nonmagnetic Ce by means of spin-resolved resonant photoemission using circularly polarized synchrotron radiation. The two f electrons participating in the 3d{sub 5/2} {yields} 4f resonance process are coupled in a singlet while the coupling is veiled in the 3d{sub 3/2} {yields} 4f process due to an additional Coster-Kronig decay channel. The identical singlet coupling is observed in the 4d {yields} 4f resonance process. Based on the Ce measurements, it is argued that spin-resolved resonant photoemission is one approach to study the correlation effects, particularly in the form of spin, in the rare earths.

  18. Study of f electron correlations in nonmagnetic Ce by means of spin resolved resonant photoemission

    SciTech Connect

    Yu, S; Komesu, T; Chung, B W; Waddill, G D; Morton, S A; Tobin, J G

    2005-11-28

    We have studied the spin-spin coupling between two f electrons of nonmagnetic Ce by means of spin resolved resonant photoemission using circularly polarized synchrotron radiation. The two f electrons participating in the 3d{sub 5/2} {yields} 4f resonance process are coupled in a singlet while the coupling is veiled in the 3d{sub 3/2} {yields} 4f process due to an additional Coster-Kronig decay channel. The identical singlet coupling is observed in the 4d {yields} 4f resonance process. Based on the Ce measurements, it is argued that spin resolved resonant photoemission is a unique approach to study the correlation effects, particularly in the form of spin, in the rare-earths and the actinides.

  19. Theoretical X-ray production cross sections at incident photon energies across Li (i=1-3) absorption edges of Br

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    Puri, Sanjiv

    2015-08-01

    The X-ray production (XRP) cross sections, ?Lk (k = l, ?, ?, ?6, ?1, ?3, ?4, ?9,10, ?1,5, ?2,3) have been evaluated at incident photon energies across the Li(i=1-3) absorption edge energies of 35Br using theoretical data sets of different physical parameters, namely, the Li(i=1-3) sub-shell the X-ray emission rates based on the Dirac-Fock (DF) model, the fluorescence and Coster Kronig yields based on the Dirac-Hartree-Slater (DHS) model, and two sets of the photoionisation cross sections based on the relativistic Hartree-Fock-Slater (RHFS) model and the Dirac-Fock (DF) model, in order to highlight the importance of electron exchange effects at photon energies in vicinity of absorption edge energies.

  20. Multiple electron emission from noble gases colliding with proton beams, including postcollisional effects

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    Galassi, M. E.; Rivarola, R. D.; Fainstein, P. D.

    2007-05-15

    The process of multiple electron ionization of Ne and Ar noble gases produced by impact of proton beams is studied in the framework of the independent-electron model. The role played by different mechanisms is analyzed, including intershell Auger and intrashell Coster-Kronig electron emission, which follow the production of vacancies due to direct interaction of the projectile with the target electrons. The present results, obtained with the continuum distorted wave-eikonal initial state (CDW-EIS) approximation, confirm previous predictions given by a different theoretical model. Semiempirical approximations are introduced by using analytical single-ionization probabilities with adjustable parameters determined from CDW-EIS total cross sections. The small computational time required to calculate multiple ionization cross sections with these semiempirical approximations and the good agreement found with existing experimental data and with results obtained with more elaborated theoretical models make them good candidates to study electron emission from complex targets.

  1. Effect of wave function on the proton induced L XRP cross sections for 62Sm and 74W

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    Shehla, Kaur, Rajnish; Kumar, Anil; Puri, Sanjiv

    2015-08-01

    The Lk(k= 1, ?, ?, ?) X-ray production cross sections have been calculated for 74W and 62Sm at different incident proton energies ranging 1-5 MeV using theoretical data sets of different physical parameters, namely, the Li(i=1-3) sub-shell X-ray emission rates based on the Dirac-Fork (DF) model, the fluorescence and Coster Kronig yields based on the Dirac- Hartree-Slater (DHS) model and two sets the proton ionization cross sections based on the DHS model and the ECPSSR in order to assess the influence of the wave function on the XRP cross sections. The calculated cross sections have been compared with the measured cross sections reported in the recent compilation to check the reliability of the calculated values.

  2. M-shell X-ray production cross-sections for elements with 67 {<=} Z {<=} 92 at incident photon energies E{sub M{sub 1}}

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    Chauhan, Yogeshwar; Kumar, Anil; Puri, Sanjiv

    2009-07-15

    The X-ray production cross-sections for the Mk (k = {xi}, {delta}, {alpha}, {beta}, {zeta}, {gamma}, m{sub 1} and m{sub 2}) groups of X-rays have been evaluated for all the elements with 67 {<=} Z {<=} 92 at incident photon energies ranging E{sub M{sub 1}}Coster-Kronig yields, and the K-shell/L{sub j} (j = 1-3) subshell to the M{sub i} (i = 1-5) subshell vacancy transfer probabilities, based on the independent particle models.

  3. X-ray production cross sections at incident photon energies across the Mi (i=1-5) edges of 90Th

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    Kaur, Rajnish; Shehla, Kumar, Anil; Puri, Sanjiv

    2015-08-01

    The X-ray production cross sections for the Mk (k= ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, m1, m2) groups of X-rays have been evaluated at incident photon energies across the Mi (i =1-5) edges of 90Th using the relativistic Hartree-Fock-Slater model based photoionisation cross sections and recently reported values of the M-shell X-ray emission rates, fluorescence and Coster Kronig yields. Further, the energies of the prominent (Mi-Sj) (Sj=Nj, Oj and i =1-3, j =1-7) resonant Raman scattered (RRS) peaks at different incident photon energies have also been evaluated using the neutral-atom electron binding energies (Esj) based on the relaxed orbital relativistic Hartree-Fock-Slater model.

  4. Metal to semiconductor transition in metallic transition metal dichalcogenides

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    Li, Yan; Kang, Jun; Li, Jingbo; Tongay, Sefaattin; Wu, Junqiao; Yue, Qu

    2013-11-07

    We report on tuning the electronic and magnetic properties of metallic transition metal dichalcogenides (mTMDCs) by 2D to 1D size confinement. The stability of the mTMDC monolayers and nanoribbons is demonstrated by the larger binding energy compared to the experimentally available semiconducting TMDCs. The 2D MX{sub 2} (M?=?Nb, Ta; X?=?S, Se) monolayers are non-ferromagnetic metals and mechanically softer compared to their semiconducting TMDCs counterparts. Interestingly, mTMDCs undergo metal-to-semiconductor transition when the ribbon width approaches to ?13?Å and ?7?Å for zigzag and armchair edge terminations, respectively; then these ribbons convert back to metal when the ribbon widths further decrease. Zigzag terminated nanoribbons are ferromagnetic semiconductors, and their magnetic properties can also be tuned by hydrogen edge passivation, whereas the armchair nanoribbons are non-ferromagnetic semiconductors. Our results display that the mTMDCs offer a broad range of physical properties spanning from metallic to semiconducting and non-ferromagnetic to ferromagnetic that is ideal for applications where stable narrow bandgap semiconductors with different magnetic properties are desired.

  5. Electronic transitions and multiferroicity in transition metal oxides

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    Zhou, Haidong

    Four systems have been studied for the localized-itinerant electronic transition in transition-metal oxides: (i) In CaV1- xTixO3, substitution of Ti(IV) introduces Anderson-localized states below a mobility edge mu c that increases with x, crossing epsilon F in the range 0.2 < x< 0.4 and also transforms the strong-correlation fluctuations to localized V(IV): t1e0 configurations for x ? 0.1. (ii) The properties of LaTiO3+delta reveal that a hole-poor, strongly correlated electronic phase coexists with a hole-rich, itinerant-electron phase. With delta ? 0.03, the hole-rich phase exists as a minority phase of isolated, mobile itinerant-electron clusters embedded in the hole-poor phase. With delta ? 0.08, isolated hole-poor clusters are embedded in an itinerant-electron matrix. As delta > 0.08 increases, the hole-poor clusters become smaller and more isolated until they are reduced to super-paramagnetic strong-correlation fluctuations by delta = 0.12. (iii) The data of Y1-xLaxTiO 3 appears to distinguish an itinerant-electron antiferromagnetic phase in the La-rich samples from a localized-electron ferromagnetic phase with a cooperative Jahn-Teller distortion in the Y-rich phase. (iv) The transition at Tt in Mg[Ti2]O4 is a semiconductor-semiconductor transition associated with Ti-Ti dimerization instabilities. The dimerization is caused by lattice instabilities resulting from a double-well Ti-Ti bond potential at a crossover from localized to itinerant electronic behavior. RMn1-xGaxO 3 (R = Ho, Y) and Ho1-xY xMnO3 have been studied for the multiferroicity of RMnO3. Ga doping raises the ferrielectric Curie temperature TC and the Mn-spin reorientation temperature TSR while lowering TN of the Mn spins and the Ho magnetic ordering temperature T 2. The data show an important coupling between the Mn3+-ion and HO3+-ion spins as well as a TSR that is driven by a cooperative MnO5 site rotation and R 3+-ion displacements that modify the c lattice parameter. The data also support an enhanced spin-lattice interaction in the geometrically frustrated (GF) Mn-spin system. Y doping enhances the temperature region for the P6'3cm' magnetic phase and thereby increases TSR for Ho1-xY xMnO3. The studies of several oxygen non-stoichiometric Fe4+/Fe 3+ oxoperovskite show that two mechanisms, the formation of Fe 3+-O-Fe4+ pair and the disproportionation reaction 2Fe(IV)O6/2 = Fe3+ + Fe(V)O6, dominate the electronic behavior. The properties of DyBaCo2O5.5 reveal a spin-state transition from the low-spin t 6e0 ground state to higher spin-state at octahedral-site Co3+, which is also accounted for the metamagnetism in the sample.

  6. Phase Transition in Tensor Models

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    Thibault Delepouve; Razvan Gurau

    2015-04-22

    Generalizing matrix models, tensor models generate dynamical triangulations in any dimension and support a $1/N$ expansion. Using the intermediate field representation we explicitly rewrite a quartic tensor model as a field theory for a fluctuation field around a vacuum state corresponding to the resummation of the entire leading order in $1/N$ (a resummation of the melonic family). We then prove that the critical regime in which the continuum limit in the sense of dynamical triangulations is reached is precisely a phase transition in the field theory sense for the fluctuation field.

  7. Phase Transition in Tensor Models

    E-print Network

    Delepouve, Thibault

    2015-01-01

    Generalizing matrix models, tensor models generate dynamical triangulations in any dimension and support a $1/N$ expansion. Using the intermediate field representation we explicitly rewrite a quartic tensor model as a field theory for a fluctuation field around a vacuum state corresponding to the resummation of the entire leading order in $1/N$ (a resummation of the melonic family). We then prove that the critical regime in which the continuum limit in the sense of dynamical triangulations is reached is precisely a phase transition in the field theory sense for the fluctuation field.

  8. Low floor mass transit vehicle

    DOEpatents

    Emmons, J. Bruce (Beverly Hills, MI); Blessing, Leonard J. (Rochester, MI)

    2004-02-03

    A mass transit vehicle includes a frame structure that provides an efficient and economical approach to providing a low floor bus. The inventive frame includes a stiff roof panel and a stiff floor panel. A plurality of generally vertical pillars extend between the roof and floor panels. A unique bracket arrangement is disclosed for connecting the pillars to the panels. Side panels are secured to the pillars and carry the shear stresses on the frame. A unique seating assembly that can be advantageously incorporated into the vehicle taking advantage of the load distributing features of the inventive frame is also disclosed.

  9. Approximating metal-insulator transitions

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    Danieli, Carlo; Rayanov, Kristian; Pavlov, Boris; Martin, Gaven; Flach, Sergej

    2015-12-01

    We consider quantum wave propagation in one-dimensional quasiperiodic lattices. We propose an iterative construction of quasiperiodic potentials from sequences of potentials with increasing spatial period. At each finite iteration step, the eigenstates reflect the properties of the limiting quasiperiodic potential properties up to a controlled maximum system size. We then observe approximate Metal-Insulator Transitions (MIT) at the finite iteration steps. We also report evidence on mobility edges, which are at variance to the celebrated Aubry-André model. The dynamics near the MIT shows a critical slowing down of the ballistic group velocity in the metallic phase, similar to the divergence of the localization length in the insulating phase.

  10. Glass Transition in Confined Geometry

    E-print Network

    Simon Lang; Vitalie Botan; Martin Oettel; David Hajnal; Thomas Franosch; Rolf Schilling

    2010-08-23

    Extending mode-coupling theory, we elaborate a microscopic theory for the glass transition of liquids confined between two parallel flat hard walls. The theory contains the standard MCT equations in bulk and in two dimensions as limiting cases and requires as input solely the equilibrium density profile and the structure factors of the fluid in confinement. We evaluate the phase diagram as a function of the distance of the plates for the case of a hard sphere fluid and obtain an oscillatory behavior of the glass transtion line as a result of the structural changes related to layering.

  11. Shim for sealing transition pieces

    SciTech Connect

    Lacy, Benjamin Paul; Demiroglu, Mehmet; Sarawate, Neelesh Nandkumar

    2012-07-24

    According to one aspect of the invention, a shim for sealing two adjacent turbine transition pieces is disclosed. The shim includes a circumferential member that includes a first lateral flange and a second lateral flange. Further, the first and second lateral flanges each comprise a tab configured to mate to a first surface plane and the first and second lateral flanges are configured to mate to a second surface plane, wherein the first and second surface planes are substantially parallel. In addition, the shim includes a first flange extending substantially perpendicular from the circumferential member.

  12. Conformational Transitions in Molecular Systems

    E-print Network

    Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2009-02-17

    Proteins are the "work horses" in biological systems. In almost all functions specific proteins are involved. They control molecular transport processes, stabilize the cell structure, enzymatically catalyze chemical reactions; others act as molecular motors in the complex machinery of molecular synthetization processes. Due to their significance, misfolds and malfunctions of proteins typically entail disastrous diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Therefore, the understanding of the trinity of amino acid composition, geometric structure, and biological function is one of the most essential challenges for the natural sciences. Here, we glance at conformational transitions accompanying the structure formation in protein folding processes.

  13. Conformational Transitions in Molecular Systems

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    Bachmann, M.; Janke, W.

    2008-11-01

    Proteins are the "work horses" in biological systems. In almost all functions specific proteins are involved. They control molecular transport processes, stabilize the cell structure, enzymatically catalyze chemical reactions; others act as molecular motors in the complex machinery of molecular synthetization processes. Due to their significance, misfolds and malfunctions of proteins typically entail disastrous diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Therefore, the understanding of the trinity of amino acid composition, geometric structure, and biological function is one of the most essential challenges for the natural sciences. Here, we glance at conformational transitions accompanying the structure formation in protein folding processes.

  14. THE QUASIPERIODIC AUTOMATED TRANSIT SEARCH ALGORITHM

    SciTech Connect

    Carter, Joshua A.; Agol, Eric

    2013-03-10

    We present a new algorithm for detecting transiting extrasolar planets in time-series photometry. The Quasiperiodic Automated Transit Search (QATS) algorithm relaxes the usual assumption of strictly periodic transits by permitting a variable, but bounded, interval between successive transits. We show that this method is capable of detecting transiting planets with significant transit timing variations without any loss of significance-{sup s}mearing{sup -}as would be incurred with traditional algorithms; however, this is at the cost of a slightly increased stochastic background. The approximate times of transit are standard products of the QATS search. Despite the increased flexibility, we show that QATS has a run-time complexity that is comparable to traditional search codes and is comparably easy to implement. QATS is applicable to data having a nearly uninterrupted, uniform cadence and is therefore well suited to the modern class of space-based transit searches (e.g., Kepler, CoRoT). Applications of QATS include transiting planets in dynamically active multi-planet systems and transiting planets in stellar binary systems.

  15. STELLAR TRANSITS IN ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI

    SciTech Connect

    Beky, Bence; Kocsis, Bence E-mail: bkocsis@cfa.harvard.edu

    2013-01-01

    Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) are typically surrounded by a dense stellar population in galactic nuclei. Stars crossing the line of site in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) produce a characteristic transit light curve, just like extrasolar planets do when they transit their host star. We examine the possibility of finding such AGN transits in deep optical, UV, and X-ray surveys. We calculate transit light curves using the Novikov-Thorne thin accretion disk model, including general relativistic effects. Based on the expected properties of stellar cusps, we find that around 10{sup 6} solar mass SMBHs, transits of red giants are most common for stars on close orbits with transit durations of a few weeks and orbital periods of a few years. We find that detecting AGN transits requires repeated observations of thousands of low-mass AGNs to 1% photometric accuracy in optical, or {approx}10% in UV bands or soft X-ray. It may be possible to identify stellar transits in the Pan-STARRS and LSST optical and the eROSITA X-ray surveys. Such observations could be used to constrain black hole mass, spin, inclination, and accretion rate. Transit rates and durations could give valuable information on the circumnuclear stellar clusters as well. Transit light curves could be used to image accretion disks with unprecedented resolution, allowing us to resolve the SMBH silhouette in distant AGNs.

  16. Texas A&M Transportation Institute | 2012 Page | 1 Seven transit providers in the Central Puget Sound region came together to develop the ORCA fare card system.

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    Texas A&M Transportation Institute | 2012 Page | 1 ORCA SUMMARY Seven transit providers Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit

  17. Buckling transition in long ?-helices

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    Palen?ár, Peter; Bleha, Tomáš

    2014-11-07

    The treatment of bending and buckling of stiff biopolymer filaments by the popular worm-like chain model does not provide adequate understanding of these processes at the microscopic level. Thus, we have used the atomistic molecular-dynamic simulations and the Amber03 force field to examine the compression buckling of ?-helix (AH) filaments at room temperature. It was found that the buckling instability occurs in AHs at the critical force f{sub c} in the range of tens of pN depending on the AH length. The decrease of the force f{sub c} with the contour length follows the prediction of the classic thin rod theory. At the force f{sub c} the helical filament undergoes the swift and irreversible transition from the smoothly bent structure to the buckled one. A sharp kink in the AH contour arises at the transition, accompanied by the disruption of the hydrogen bonds in its vicinity. The kink defect brings in an effective softening of the AH molecule at buckling. Nonbonded interactions between helical branches drive the rearrangement of a kinked AH into the ultimate buckled structure of a compact helical hairpin described earlier in the literature.

  18. Transitional nuclei near shell closures

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    Mukherjee, G.

    2014-08-14

    High spin states in Bismuth and Thallium nuclei near the Z = 82 shell closure and Cesium nuclei near the N = 82 shell closure in A = 190 and A = 130 regions, respectively, have been experimentally investigated using heavy-ion fusion evaporation reaction and by detecting the gamma rays using the Indian National Gamma Array (INGA). Interesting shape properties in these transitional nuclei have been observed. The results were compared with the neighboring nuclei in these two regions. The total Routhian surface (TRS) calculations have been performed for a better understanding of the observed properties. In mass region A = 190, a change in shape from spherical to deformed has been observd around neutron number N = 112 for the Bi (Z = 83) isotopes with proton number above the magic gap Z = 82, whereas, the shape of Tl (Z = 81) isotopes with proton number below the magic gap Z = 82 remains stable as a function of neutron number. An important transition from aplanar to planar configuration of angular momentum vectors leading to the occurance of nuclar chirality and magnetic rotation, respectively, has been proposed for the unique parity ?h{sub 11/2}??h{sub 11/2} configuration in Cs isotopes in the mass region A ? 130 around neutron number N = 79. These results are in commensurate with the TRS calculations.

  19. Transition Strengths in 67Ga

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    Jones, K. D.; Haring-Kaye, R. A.; Elder, R. M.; Le, K. Q.; Morrow, S. I.; Tabor, S. L.; Tripathi, V.; Bender, P. C.; Allegro, P. R. P.; Medina, N. H.; Oliveira, J. R. B.; Doring, J.

    2014-09-01

    High-spin states in 67Ga were studied using the 55Mn(18O, ?2 n) reaction at 50 MeV performed at Florida State University. Prompt ?- ? coincidences were measured with a Compton-suppressed Ge array consisting of three Clover detectors and seven single-crystal detectors. The existing level scheme was verified based on the measured ?- ? coincidences. Lifetimes of 13 excited states were measured using the Doppler-shift attenuation method. Reduced electric quadrupole transition rates B(E 2) were calculated from the lifetimes and compared with the predictions of the Interacting Boson-Fermion Plus Broken Pair Model (IBFBPM) from previous work. The evolution of shape with spin was inferred from cranked Woods-Saxon calculations. High-spin states in 67Ga were studied using the 55Mn(18O, ?2 n) reaction at 50 MeV performed at Florida State University. Prompt ?- ? coincidences were measured with a Compton-suppressed Ge array consisting of three Clover detectors and seven single-crystal detectors. The existing level scheme was verified based on the measured ?- ? coincidences. Lifetimes of 13 excited states were measured using the Doppler-shift attenuation method. Reduced electric quadrupole transition rates B(E 2) were calculated from the lifetimes and compared with the predictions of the Interacting Boson-Fermion Plus Broken Pair Model (IBFBPM) from previous work. The evolution of shape with spin was inferred from cranked Woods-Saxon calculations. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation.

  20. Transit Fixatives: An Innovative Study

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    A, Ravi Prakash; G, Sreenath; JK, Sonia Bai; NDVN, Shyam

    2015-01-01

    Background: Universally accepted fixative is 10% formalin which has been used for preserving the tissues and their architecture. In certain conditions, formalin might not be readily available for immediate fixation. We here by explore more economical, eco-friendly and easily available solutions that can be used as transit media/ transporting media for tissue specimens. Materials and Methods: The study included commonly available solutions like Spirit, Saline, Betadine solution, Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), Local anesthesia (L.A), Rose water, Coconut oil, Coconut water, Ice cold water, Honey and Milk while keeping formalin as control. The fresh tissue sample was cut into multiple bits and placed in different containers for a period of 8 hours before transferring to formalin solution. Conclusion: Transit fixatives are very important in certain situations where formalin is not readily available. These fixatives can be used to fix the tissues for a period of at least 8 hours without causing any damage or distortion before they are fixed in formalin solution. PMID:25954725

  1. Dynamic transition in supercritical iron

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    Fomin, Yu. D.; Ryzhov, V. N.; Tsiok, E. N.; Brazhkin, V. V.; Trachenko, K.

    2014-01-01

    Recent advance in understanding the supercritical state posits the existence of a new line above the critical point separating two physically distinct states of matter: rigid liquid and non-rigid gas-like fluid. The location of this line, the Frenkel line, remains unknown for important real systems. Here, we map the Frenkel line on the phase diagram of supercritical iron using molecular dynamics simulations. On the basis of our data, we propose a general recipe to locate the Frenkel line for any system, the recipe that importantly does not involve system-specific detailed calculations and relies on the knowledge of the melting line only. We further discuss the relationship between the Frenkel line and the metal-insulator transition in supercritical liquid metals. Our results enable predicting the state of supercritical iron in several conditions of interest. In particular, we predict that liquid iron in the Jupiter core is in the “rigid liquid” state and is highly conducting. We finally analyse the evolution of iron conductivity in the core of smaller planets such as Earth and Venus as well as exoplanets: as planets cool off, the supercritical core undergoes the transition to the rigid-liquid conducting state at the Frenkel line. PMID:25424664

  2. Dynamic transition in supercritical iron.

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    Fomin, Yu D; Ryzhov, V N; Tsiok, E N; Brazhkin, V V; Trachenko, K

    2014-01-01

    Recent advance in understanding the supercritical state posits the existence of a new line above the critical point separating two physically distinct states of matter: rigid liquid and non-rigid gas-like fluid. The location of this line, the Frenkel line, remains unknown for important real systems. Here, we map the Frenkel line on the phase diagram of supercritical iron using molecular dynamics simulations. On the basis of our data, we propose a general recipe to locate the Frenkel line for any system, the recipe that importantly does not involve system-specific detailed calculations and relies on the knowledge of the melting line only. We further discuss the relationship between the Frenkel line and the metal-insulator transition in supercritical liquid metals. Our results enable predicting the state of supercritical iron in several conditions of interest. In particular, we predict that liquid iron in the Jupiter core is in the "rigid liquid" state and is highly conducting. We finally analyse the evolution of iron conductivity in the core of smaller planets such as Earth and Venus as well as exoplanets: as planets cool off, the supercritical core undergoes the transition to the rigid-liquid conducting state at the Frenkel line. PMID:25424664

  3. Electric Field Induced Phase Transitions

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    Nardone, Marco; Karpov, Victor

    2012-02-01

    A novel theory of phase transitions that are driven by strong, symmetry-breaking electric fields is presented. The underlying mechanism is based on the formation of needle-shaped, metallic embryos that acquire strong dipole moments in the applied field. It is shown that the electrostatic contribution to the free energy can be so significant that it dominates the nucleation process and elongated metallic particles can form even in cases where they would be otherwise unstable in the bulk. As such, the theory predicts that any insulator will eventually form metallic inclusions when immersed in a sufficient electric field. Materials can thus be synthesized by the controlled application of a dc or laser field. In this work, the general mechanism is described and closed form expressions are presented for the field-dependent nucleation barrier and the effective field range as functions of material parameters. Overall, the theory presents a new parameter space to explore phase transitions and opens the venue of Field Induced Materials Synthesis (FIMS). As a provocative example, the potential for FIMS of metallic hydrogen at standard pressure is discussed; the effective field range is estimated to be 10^7 < E10^9 V/cm (laser intensity 10^12< I 10^16 W/cm^2).

  4. Quantum transitions between classical histories

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    Hartle, James; Hertog, Thomas

    2015-09-01

    In a quantum theory of gravity spacetime behaves classically when quantum probabilities are high for histories of geometry and field that are correlated in time by the Einstein equation. Probabilities follow from the quantum state. This quantum perspective on classicality has important implications. (a) Classical histories are generally available only in limited patches of the configuration space on which the state lives. (b) In a given patch, states generally predict relative probabilities for an ensemble of possible classical histories. (c) In between patches classical predictability breaks down and is replaced by quantum evolution connecting classical histories in different patches. (d) Classical predictability can break down on scales well below the Planck scale, and with no breakdown in the classical equations of motion. We support and illustrate (a)-(d) by calculating the quantum transition across the de Sitter-like throat connecting asymptotically classical, inflating histories in the no-boundary quantum state. This supplies probabilities for how a classical history on one side transitions and branches into a range of classical histories on the opposite side. We also comment on the implications of (a)-(d) for the dynamics of black holes and eternal inflation.

  5. Transit Detection of Radial Velocity Planets

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    Stephen R. Kane; Kaspar von Braun

    2008-06-30

    The orbital parameters of extra-solar planets have a significant impact on the probability that the planet will transit the host star. This was recently demonstrated by the transit detection of HD 17156b whose favourable eccentricity and argument of periastron dramatically increased its transit likelihood. We present a study which provides a quantitative analysis of how these two orbital parameters effect the geometric transit probability as a function of period. Further, we apply these results to known radial velocity planets and show that there are unexpectedly high transit probabilities for planets at relatively long periods. For a photometric monitoring campaign which aims to determine if the planet indeed transits, we calculate the significance of a null result and the subsequent constraints that may be applied to orbital parameters.

  6. More holographic Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transitions

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    Jensen, Kristan

    2010-08-15

    We find two systems via holography that exhibit quantum Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless (BKT) phase transitions. The first is the ABJM theory with flavor and the second is a flavored (1, 1) little string theory. In each case the transition occurs at nonzero density and magnetic field. The BKT transition in the little string theory is the first example of a quantum BKT transition in (3+1) dimensions. As in the 'original' holographic BKT transition in the D3/D5 system, the exponential scaling is destroyed at any nonzero temperature and the transition becomes second order. Along the way we construct holographic renormalization for probe branes in the ABJM theory and propose a scheme for the little string theory. Finally, we obtain the embeddings and (half of) the meson spectrum in the ABJM theory with massive flavor.

  7. The catalytic transition state in ATP synthase.

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    Senior, A E; Weber, J; Nadanaciva, S

    2000-10-01

    The catalytic transition state of ATP synthase has been characterized and modeled by combined use of (1) Mg-ADP-fluoroaluminate, Mg-ADP-fluoroscandium, and corresponding Mg-IDP-fluorometals as transition-state analogs; (2) fluorescence signals of beta-Trp331 and beta-Trp148 as optical probes to assess formation of the transition state; (3) mutations of critical catalytic residues to determine side-chain ligands required to stabilize the transition state. Rate acceleration by positive catalytic site cooperativity is explained as due to mobility of alpha-Arg376, acting as an "arginine finger" residue, which interacts with nucleotide specifically at the transition state step of catalysis, not with Mg-ATP- or Mg-ADP-bound ground states. We speculate that formation and collapse of the transition state may engender catalytic site alpha/beta subunit-interface conformational movement, which is linked to gamma-subunit rotation. PMID:15254388

  8. The Demographic Transition: Causes and Consequences

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    Galor, Oded

    2013-01-01

    This paper develops the theoretical foundations and the testable implications of the various mechanisms that have been proposed as possible triggers for the demographic transition. Moreover, it examines the empirical validity of each of the theories and their significance for the understanding of the transition from stagnation to growth. The analysis suggests that the rise in the demand for human capital in the process of development was the main trigger for the decline in fertility and the transition to modern growth PMID:25089157

  9. Analysis of Nuclear Quantum Phase Transitions

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    Li, Z. P.; Meng, J.; Niksic, T.; Vretenar, D.; Lalazissis, G. A.; Ring, P.

    2009-08-26

    A microscopic analysis, based on nuclear energy density functionals, is presented for shape phase transitions in Nd isotopes. Low-lying excitation spectra and transition probabilities are calculated starting from a five-dimensional Hamiltonian, with parameters determined by constrained relativistic mean-field calculations for triaxial shapes. The results reproduce available data, and show that there is an abrupt change of structure at N = 90, that corresponds to a first-order quantum phase transition between spherical and axially deformed shapes.

  10. A Catalog of Transit Timing Posterior Distributions for all Kepler Planet Candidate Transit Events

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    Montet, Benjamin Tyler; Becker, Juliette C.; Johnson, John Asher

    2015-12-01

    Kepler has ushered in a new era of planetary dynamics, enabling the detection of interactions between multiple planets in transiting systems for hundreds of systems. These interactions, observed as transit timing variations (TTVs), have been used to find non-transiting companions to transiting systems and to measure masses, eccentricities, and inclinations of transiting planets. Often, physical parameters are inferred by comparing the observed light curve to the result of a photodynamical model, a time-intensive process that often ignores the effects of correlated noise in the light curve. Catalogs of transit timing observations have previously neglected non-Gaussian uncertainties in the times of transit, uncertainties in the transit shape, and short cadence data. Here, I present a catalog of not only times of transit centers, but also posterior distributions on the time of transit for every planet candidate transit event in the Kepler data, developed through importance sampling of each transit. This catalog allows one to marginalize over uncertainties in the transit shape and incorporate short cadence data, the effects of correlated noise, and non-Gaussian posteriors. Our catalog will enable dynamical studies that reflect accurately the precision of Kepler and its limitations without requiring the computational power to model the light curve completely with every integration. I will also present our open-source N-body photodynamical modeling code, which integrates planetary and stellar orbits accounting for the effects of GR, tidal effects, and Doppler beaming.

  11. NO TRANSIT TIMING VARIATIONS IN WASP-4

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    Petrucci, R.; Schwartz, M.; Buccino, A. P.; Mauas, P. J. D.; Jofré, E.; Cúneo, V.; Gómez, M.; Martínez, C.

    2013-12-20

    We present six new transits of the system WASP-4. Together with 28 light curves published in the literature, we perform a homogeneous study of its parameters and search for variations in the transits' central times. The final values agree with those previously reported, except for a slightly lower inclination. We find no significant long-term variations in i or R{sub P} /R {sub *}. The O-C mid-transit times do not show signs of transit timing variations greater than 54 s.

  12. Kepler Stars with Multiple Transiting Planet Candidates

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    Lissauer, Jack J.

    2012-01-01

    NASA's Kepler spacecraft was launched into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit in March of 2009. Kepler is designed to conduct a statistical census of planetary system properties using transit photometry. Among the most exciting early results from Kepler are target stars found to have photometric signatures that suggest the presence of more than one transiting planet. Individual transiting planets provide information on the size and orbital period distributions of exoplanets. Multiple transiting planets provide additional information on the spacing and flatness distributions of planetary systems. Results to d ate and plans for future analysis will be presented.

  13. Competitive Pathways via Nonadiabatic Transitions in

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    Sanov, Andrei

    Competitive Pathways via Nonadiabatic Transitions in Photodissociation DAVID CONROY, VICTOR ARISTOV, different electronic states participate and interact, giving rise to several competitive channels. Quantum

  14. Observations of Extrasolar Planet Transits: What's next?

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    Rauer, H.

    2014-03-01

    Transits of extrasolar planets are a goldmine for our understanding of the physical nature of planets beyond the Solar System. Measurements of radii from transit observations combined with mass determinations from radial velocity spectroscopy, or transit timing variations, have provided the first indications to the planetary composition and interior structure. It turns out that planets show a much richer diversity than found in our own planetary system, considering e.g. the so-called 'super-Earths', 'mini-Neptunes', and inflated giant planets. Transiting exoplanets also allow for spectroscopic observations of their atmospheres, either during transit or near secondary eclipse. Exoplanets showing transits have therefore been identified as key observables, not only for planet detection, but in particular for investigating further planetary nature. As a result, a new generation of instruments (space- and groundbased) for exoplanet transit observations is already in the construction phase and is planned for the near future. Most of these target specifically stars bright enough for spectroscopic follow-up observations, a èlesson learned' from past transit surveys. A clear goal for future investigations of habitable planets is the detection and characterization of terrestrial planets which potentially could harbor life. This talk will review the status and in particular the future of transit observations, with a focus on rocky planets in the habitable zone of their host stars.

  15. Negative refraction using Raman transitions and chirality

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    Sikes, D. E.; Yavuz, D. D.

    2011-11-15

    We present a scheme that achieves negative refraction with low absorption in far-off resonant atomic systems. The scheme utilizes Raman resonances and does not require the simultaneous presence of an electric-dipole transition and a magnetic-dipole transition near the same wavelength. We show that two interfering Raman tran-sitions coupled to a magnetic-dipole transition can achieve a negative index of refraction with low absorption through magnetoelectric cross-coupling. We confirm the validity of the analytical results with exact numerical simulations of the density matrix. We also discuss possible experimental implementations of the scheme in rare-earth metal atomic systems.

  16. Aspects of the non-zonal transition

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    Pueschel, M. J.; Terry, P. W.; Hatch, D. R.

    2014-05-15

    The non-zonal transition, a process which can bring about very large heat fluxes in gyrokinetic simulations, occurs once a certain threshold plasma ? is reached. This threshold is parameterized via a simulation database, yielding an expression estimating at what ? a given system may approach the transition. Furthermore, the diffusive outward transport of a heat blob in a temperature profile marginally stable with respect to the non-zonal transition is discussed: the resulting transport timescale combines the underlying turbulent transport timescale and the linear instability growth time, thus demonstrating that the non-zonal transition provides a mechanism for very fast heat dissipation.

  17. Nonadiabatic transitions in electrostatically trapped ammonia molecules

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    Kirste, Moritz; Schnell, Melanie; Meijer, Gerard; Sartakov, Boris G.

    2009-05-15

    Nonadiabatic transitions are known to be major loss channels for atoms in magnetic traps but have thus far not been experimentally reported upon for trapped molecules. We have observed and quantified losses due to nonadiabatic transitions for three isotopologues of ammonia in electrostatic traps by comparing the trapping times in traps with a zero and a nonzero electric field at the center. Nonadiabatic transitions are seen to dominate the overall loss rate even for the present samples that are at relatively high temperatures of 30 mK. It is anticipated that losses due to nonadiabatic transitions in electric fields are omnipresent in ongoing experiments on cold molecules.

  18. Negative refraction using Raman transitions and chirality

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    Sikes, D. E.; Yavuz, D. D.

    2011-11-01

    We present a scheme that achieves negative refraction with low absorption in far-off resonant atomic systems. The scheme utilizes Raman resonances and does not require the simultaneous presence of an electric-dipole transition and a magnetic-dipole transition near the same wavelength. We show that two interfering Raman tran-sitions coupled to a magnetic-dipole transition can achieve a negative index of refraction with low absorption through magnetoelectric cross-coupling. We confirm the validity of the analytical results with exact numerical simulations of the density matrix. We also discuss possible experimental implementations of the scheme in rare-earth metal atomic systems.

  19. X-Ray Transition Energies Database

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    SRD 128 X-Ray Transition Energies Database (Web, free access)   This X-ray transition table provides the energies and wavelengths for the K and L transitions connecting energy levels having principal quantum numbers n = 1, 2, 3, and 4. The elements covered include Z = 10, neon to Z = 100, fermium. There are two unique features of this data base: (1) a serious attempt to have all experimental values on a scale consistent with the International System of measurement (the SI) and (2) inclusion of accurate theoretical estimates for all transitions.

  20. Dynamics of stimulated L ? H transitions

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    Miki, K.; Center for Computational Science and e-Systems, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Chiba 277-8587 ; Diamond, P. H.; Xiao, W. W.; Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 ; Hahn, S.-H.; Gürcan, Ö. D.; Tynan, G. R.

    2013-08-15

    We report on model studies of stimulated L ? H transitions [K. Miki et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 195002 (2013)]. These studies use a reduced mesoscale model. Model studies reveal that L ? H transition can be triggered by particle injection into a subcritical state (i.e., Ptransition. For low ambient heating, strong injection is predicted to trigger a transient turbulence collapse. Repetitive injection at a period less than the lifetime of the collapsed state can thus maintain the turbulence collapse and so sustain a driven H-mode-like state. The total number of particles required to induce a transition by either injection or gas puffing is estimated. Results indicate that the total number of injected particles required is much smaller than that required for a transition by gas puffing. We thus show that internal injection is more efficient than gas puffing of comparable strength. We also observe that zonal flows do not play a critical role in stimulated transitions. For spontaneous transitions, the spike of the Reynolds work of turbulence on the zonal flow precedes the spike in the mean electric field shear. In contrast, we show that the two are coincident for stimulated transitions, suggesting that there is no causal link between zonal and mean flows for stimulated transitions.

  1. Brain Performance versus Phase Transitions

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    Torres, Joaquín J.; Marro, J.

    2015-01-01

    We here illustrate how a well-founded study of the brain may originate in assuming analogies with phase-transition phenomena. Analyzing to what extent a weak signal endures in noisy environments, we identify the underlying mechanisms, and it results a description of how the excitability associated to (non-equilibrium) phase changes and criticality optimizes the processing of the signal. Our setting is a network of integrate-and-fire nodes in which connections are heterogeneous with rapid time-varying intensities mimicking fatigue and potentiation. Emergence then becomes quite robust against wiring topology modification—in fact, we considered from a fully connected network to the Homo sapiens connectome—showing the essential role of synaptic flickering on computations. We also suggest how to experimentally disclose significant changes during actual brain operation. PMID:26193453

  2. Transition Strengths in 70As

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    Elder, Robert; Haring-Kaye, Robert; Morrow, Sylvia; Tabor, Sam; Tripathi, V.; Bender, P.; Medina, N.; Allegro, P.; Doring, J.; Jones, Kamali; Khahn, Le

    2014-09-01

    High-spin states in 70As were produced at Florida State University through the 55Mn(18O, 3 n) reaction at 50 MeV. Prompt ?- ? coincidences were measured with a Compton-suppressed Ge array consisting of 3 Clover and 7 single-crystal detectors. An enhanced level scheme was developed from the coincidence relations and relative intensity measurements. Spin assignments were based on directional correlation of oriented nuclei ratios. Lifetimes were determined using the Doppler-shift attenuation method. Transition quadrupole moments inferred from the lifetimes will be compared with those predicted from cranked Woods-Saxon calculations, which indicate near-prolate collective structures competing with single-particle excitations in the lowest positive- and negative-parity bands.

  3. Synthesis of transition metal carbonitrides

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    Munir, Zuhair A. R. (Davis, CA); Eslamloo-Grami, Maryam (Davis, CA)

    1994-01-01

    Transition metal carbonitrides (in particular, titanium carbonitride, TiC.sub.0.5 N.sub.0.5) are synthesized by a self-propagating reaction between the metal (e.g., titanium) and carbon in a nitrogen atmosphere. Complete conversion to the carbonitride phase is achieved with the addition of TiN as diluent and with a nitrogen pressure .gtoreq.0.6 MPa. Thermodynamic phase-stability calculations and experimental characterizations of quenched samples provided revealed that the mechanism of formation of the carbonitride is a two-step process. The first step involves the formation of the nonstoichiometric carbide, TiC.sub.0.5, and is followed by the formation of the product by the incorporation of nitrogen in the defect-structure carbide.

  4. Deconfinement transition and Black Holes

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    Antonino Flachi

    2013-07-30

    In this paper we propose an effective description of the transition to deconfinement in the vicinity of a black hole. For this we adapt the approach that uses the dual quark condensate as order parameter for confinement, originally introduced in the context of lattice QCD, to a strongly interacting fermion effective field theory propagating on a curved background. We construct numerically the dual condensate and determine approximately the region of the deconfined phase. The present analysis suggests that quarks will be radiated directly by Hawking emission, while hadrons will form at the boundary of the deconfined region by "standard" nonperturbative QCD effects. This example provides a nontrivial setup to discuss how gravity affects confinement.

  5. Prehypertension: Defining the Transitional Phenotype.

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    Fernandez, Camilo; Sander, Gary E; Giles, Thomas D

    2016-01-01

    More than a simple "transitional stage" defined by covenanted cut points of systolic pressure from 120 to 139 mm of mercury (mm Hg) or a diastolic pressure from 80 to 89 mm Hg, prehypertension should be referred to as a categorical term that defines a specific phenotype in the progression from the "absence of disease" to clinically overt disease. While the currently utilized definition of prehypertension stresses the use of blood pressure cut points to establish the diagnosis, it is of relevance to direct our attention to the structural and functional hemodynamic alterations that occur in response to the two cardinal abnormalities in the development of prehypertension and hypertension: autonomic dysfunction and arterial remodeling. Our current review addresses these aspects of the pathophysiology or prehypertension on its progression to hypertension and suggests a new approach to its classification. PMID:26694821

  6. Magnetochromism in Transition Metal Oxides

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    Musfeldt, Janice; Choi, Jongwoo; Haraldsen, Jason; Woodward, Jonathan; Wei, Xing; He, Jian; Mandrus, David; Landee, Chris; Turnbull, Mark; Suryanarayanan, Ramanathanan; Revcolevschi, Alex

    2004-03-01

    We discuss the discovery and mechanism of magnetic field-induced color changes in three different low-dimensional transition metal oxides: Li purple bronze, (CPA)_2CuBr_4, and Pr-substituted La_1.2Sr_1.8Mn_2O_7. In Li purple bronze, the field manipulates the density of states near E_F, altering O p to Mo d excitations. In the copper halide, the applied field rotates the CuBr4 chromophore units, yielding a strong magnetochromic effect. And in (La_0.4Pr_0.6_1.2Sr_1.8Mn_2O_7, the magnetic field acts on the Jahn-Teller-split Mn^3+ eg orbitals, with consequences of a substantial CMR effect, unusual magnetic relaxation behavior, and a change in orbital occupation.

  7. Hf Transition Probabilities and Abundances

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    J. E. Lawler; E. A. Den Hartog; Z. E. Labby; C. Sneden; J. J. Cowan; I. I. Ivans

    2006-11-01

    Radiative lifetimes from laser-induced fluorescence measurements, accurate to about +/- 5 percent, are reported for 41 odd-parity levels of Hf II. The lifetimes are combined with branching fractions measured using Fourier transform spectrometry to determine transition probabilities for 150 lines of Hf II. Approximately half of these new transition probabilities overlap with recent independent measurements using a similar approach. The two sets of measurements are found to be in good agreement for measurements in common. Our new laboratory data are applied to refine the hafnium photospheric solar abundance and to determine hafnium abundances in 10 metal-poor giant stars with enhanced r-process abundances. For the Sun we derive log epsilon (Hf) = 0.88 +/- 0.08 from four lines; the uncertainty is dominated by the weakness of the lines and their blending by other spectral features. Within the uncertainties of our analysis, the r-process-rich stars possess constant Hf/La and Hf/Eu abundance ratios, log epsilon (Hf/La) = -0.13 +/- 0.02 (sigma = 0.06) and log epsilon (Hf/Eu) = +0.04 +/- 0.02 (sigma = 0.06). The observed average stellar abundance ratio of Hf/Eu and La/Eu is larger than previous estimates of the solar system r-process-only value, suggesting a somewhat larger contribution from the r-process to the production of Hf and La. The newly determined Hf values could be employed as part of the chronometer pair, Th/Hf, to determine radioactive stellar ages.

  8. How do starspots influence the transit timing variations of exoplanets? Simulations of individual and consecutive transits

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    Ioannidis, P; Schmitt, J H M M

    2015-01-01

    Transit timing variations (TTVs) of exoplanets are normally interpreted as the consequence of gravitational interaction with additional bodies in the system. However, TTVs can also be caused by deformations of the system transits by starspots, which might thus pose a serious complication in their interpretation. We therefore simulate transit light curves deformed by spot-crossing events for different properties of the stellar surface and the planet, such as starspot position, limb darkening, planetary period, and impact parameter. Mid-transit times determined from these simulations can be significantly shifted with respect to the input values; these shifts cannot be larger than ~1% of the transit duration and depend most strongly on the longitudinal position of the spot during the transit and the transit duration. Consequently, TTVs with amplitudes larger than the above limit are very unlikely to be caused by starspots. We also investigate whether TTVs from sequences of consecutive transits with spot-crossing...

  9. Certificate Program in Transit Management and Operations Allan Byam, Krystal Oldread, UMass Transit Services

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Certificate Program in Transit Management and Operations Allan Byam, Krystal Oldread, UMass Transit Services Program Objectives 1) Generate awareness among college students about job opportunities and career pathways in the U.S. transit industry 2) Offer certificate to college students who are interested

  10. Polymer glass transition as a local rigidity transition

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    Anna Lappala; Alessio Zaccone; Eugene M. Terentjev

    2015-11-12

    We re-examine the physical origin of the polymer glass transition from the point of view of marginal rigidity, which is achieved above a certain number of intermolecular contacts. In the case of polymer chains in a melt / poor solvent, each monomer has two neighbors bound by covalent bonds and also a number of central-force contacts modelled by the Lennard-Jones (LJ) potential. We find that when the average number of contacts per monomer (covalent and non-covalent) exceeds the critical value z*=4, the system becomes solid and the dynamics arrested - a state that we declare the glass. Coarse-grained Brownian dynamics simulations show that at sufficient strength of LJ attraction (which effectively represents the depth of quenching, or the quality of solvent) the polymer globule indeed crosses the threshold of z*=4, and does become a glass. We verify this by showing the distinction between the `liquid' polymer droplet at zz*, which retains its shape frozen at the moment of z* crossover. These results provide a robust working criterion to tell the liquid apart from the glass for the linear polymers.

  11. Launching Students into Their Decade of Transition

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    Dedmond, Rebecca M.

    2008-01-01

    In the 2007 edition of "Diplomas Count", "Education Week" reported that nationally more than one-third of the students lost from the high school pipeline fail to make the transition from the ninth to the 10th grade. This explains why, for more than two decades, schools and districts across the country have struggled to develop freshman transition

  12. Primary transitional cell carcinoma of spleen.

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    Naik, Saleem; Kapoor, Sorabh; Sharma, Sandesh; Sewkani, Ajit; Juneja, Munish; Varshney, Subodh

    2006-01-01

    Transitional cell carcinoma arises from the lining of the urogenital tract and ovary. We report a 39-year-old lady with transitional cell carcinoma of the spleen that presented as a complex cystic lesion. Exhaustive search for another primary was negative. She is doing well 18 months after splenectomy was performed. PMID:16974046

  13. Energy Transition Initiative: Islands Playbook (Book)

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    Not Available

    2015-01-01

    The Island Energy Playbook (the Playbook) provides an action-oriented guide to successfully initiating, planning, and completing a transition to an energy system that primarily relies on local resources to eliminate a dependence on one or two imported fuels. It is intended to serve as a readily available framework that any community can adapt to organize its own energy transition effort.

  14. Family Perceptions of Transitions in Early Intervention

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    Lovett, David L.; Haring, Kathryn A.

    2003-01-01

    This article explores three broad themes about transitions that have emerged in a naturalistic study of experiences of families with young children with disabilities. Generalizations regarding early transitions include families going through a birth crisis have difficulty understanding all the information they are provided. Not only is their role…

  15. The Supported Teen: Transitioning to High School

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    Dorman, Benton

    2012-01-01

    Transition plans for students with special needs provide support for social and academic success while giving students an accurate picture of what to expect in high school. The Texas Comprehensive Center recommends that schools develop a comprehensive transition plan district-wide. This district plan must include the cooperation of staff from the…

  16. Battery Transition Systems The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya,

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    Boker, Udi

    Battery Transition Systems Udi Boker The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel Thomas A. Based on a discretization of a standard continuous battery model, we introduce battery transition systems. In this model, a battery is viewed as consisting of two parts ­ the available-charge tank

  17. Factors Affecting Third Culture Kids' (TCKs) Transition

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    Morales, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    (TCKs) transition becomes challenging for both the student and the school. The programs implemented, or lack thereof, are imperative to the successful transition of TCKs into their new, diverse, multicultural environment. Research has been written on the positive effects and challenges faced by TCKs' transient lifestyle. Although international…

  18. The Role of Transitions in ESL Instruction

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    Steinman, Linda

    2013-01-01

    Transitions in ESL contexts generally refer to those linking words placed between sentences and between paragraphs. Transitions in writing (and in speaking) are helpful; they facilitate coherence and cohesion when used correctly. Understanding them when reading allows us to join the writer in seeing why and how idea B follows idea A. In this…

  19. Earth and Venus transmission spectra during transit

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    Widemann, Thomas

    Earth and Venus transmission spectra during transit 3rd Europlanet workshop ­ 4th PHC/Sakura meeting: Venus as a transiting exoplanet March 5 ­ 7 2012, Paris, France A. García Muñoz (Formerly at) Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain Frank P. Mills (Venus work) The Australian National

  20. An Exoplanet Radius and Transit Timing Survey

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    Deming, Drake; Jennings, Jonald; Sada, Pedro

    2010-02-01

    Many exoplanet systems contain Jupiter-mass planets on close-in orbits. Theories of planetary system formation account for these hot Jupiters as being end states of inward migration. Variants of those theories also predict terrestrial planets to be captured in mean motion resonance with the hot Jupiters. A continuing explosion of discoveries by transit surveys have given us a sample of 45 hot Jupiters transiting planets brighter than V=13. A transit timing survey of these systems could detect hot Earths in resonance, via the large (~ 180 second) perturbations they induce on the giant planet transits. Moreover, the discovery photometry for these systems usually provides only relatively coarse photometric precision, but larger-aperture follow-up can determine the giant planet radius to a precision limited only by knowledge of the stellar mass, and thereby reveal the diversity of giant exoplanet structure, such as the presence of heavy element cores. The relatively large sample now available means that a radius- and transit timing-survey is well matched to classical observing and telescope scheduling. We propose continued observations to perform transit photometry using FLAMINGOS on the 2.1-meter in the J-band, where stellar limb darkening is minimal and transit photometry has excellent sensitivity to planetary radii and shifts in transit time.

  1. An Exoplanet Radius and Transit Timing Survey

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    Deming, Drake; Jennings, Jonald; Sada, Pedro

    2009-08-01

    Many exoplanet systems contain Jupiter-mass planets on close-in orbits. Theories of planetary system formation account for these hot Jupiters as being end states of inward migration. Variants of those theories also predict terrestrial planets to be captured in mean motion resonance with the hot Jupiters. A recent explosion of discoveries by transit surveys have given us a sample of 37 hot Jupiters transiting planets brighter than V=13. A transit timing survey of these systems could detect hot Earths in resonance, via the large (~ 180 second) perturbations they induce on the giant planet transits. Moreover, the discovery photometry for these systems usually provides only relatively coarse photometric precision, but larger-aperture follow-up can determine the giant planet radius to a precision limited only by knowledge of the stellar mass, and thereby reveal the diversity of giant exoplanet structure, such as the presence of heavy element cores. The relatively large sample now available means that a radius- and transit timing-survey is well matched to classical observing and telescope scheduling. We propose continued observations to perform transit photometry using FLAMINGOS on the 2.1-meter in the J-band, where stellar limb darkening is minimal and transit photometry has excellent sensitivity to planetary radii and shifts in transit time.

  2. Presidential Transitions: Planning the Last Year

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    Bullock, Mary Brown

    2007-01-01

    Presidential transitions can be difficult, but they are also unavoidable. As a member of two corporate boards, the author has observed several highly public and successful CEO transitions. To help guide outgoing presidents and campus communities away from the past and toward the future, the author offers some advice based on her own recent…

  3. Transition Management: The Student Teacher's Achilles Heel.

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    Martin, Dawn Vincent

    Classroom observation of four student teachers during the first, seventh, and fourteenth weeks of their teaching semester focused on their management of transition periods between lesson segments. Videotapes and stimulated recall analysis of the differences revealed that: (1) the most effective student teachers averaged fewer transitions per…

  4. Transitions in the Development of Giftedness

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    Bonner, Fred A., II

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to assess the factors that lead to success in transitions of giftedness among a middle school student cohort. As part of the Yale University (PACE Center) Transitions in the Development of Giftedness evaluation plan, qualitative data were collected via a semistructured interview protocol. A total of 63…

  5. High School to Employment Transition: Contemporary Issues.

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    Pautler, Albert J., Jr., Ed.

    This book contains 24 articles discussing the transition to employment for noncollege-bound youths in the United States. The book is organized around four major themes: background, reviews of research on students' transition experiences, employers' needs, and government efforts; analysis of programs, including successful ones in western Europe and…

  6. Learning through Transitions: The Role of Institutions

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    Zittoun, Tania

    2008-01-01

    In this paper two models are proposed for analysing transitions in education. Firstly, transitions are the processes that follow ruptures perceived by people. They include learning, identity change, and meaning making processes. Secondly, processes of change are observed through a semiotic prism, articulating self-other-object-sense of the object…

  7. -Limit for Transition Paths of Maximal Probability

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    Theil, Florian

    . The computations in [5] were performed at low temperature over fixed long intervals. To gain mathematical insight-Limit for Transition Paths of Maximal Probability F.J. Pinski Physics Department University the temperature is small and the transition time scales as the inverse temperature. 1 Introduction In this paper

  8. Dynamic Transitions of Surface Tension Driven Convection

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    Henk Dijkstra; Taylan Sengul; Shouhong Wang

    2011-05-05

    We study the well-posedness and dynamic transitions of the surface tension driven convection in a three-dimensional (3D) rectangular box with non-deformable upper surface and with free-slip boundary conditions. It is shown that as the Marangoni number crosses the critical threshold, the system always undergoes a dynamic transition. In particular, two different scenarios are studied. In the first scenario, a single mode losing its stability at the critical parameter gives rise to either a Type-I (continuous) or a Type-II (jump) transition. The type of transitions is dictated by the sign of a computable non-dimensional parameter, and the numerical computation of this parameter suggests that a Type-I transition is favorable. The second scenario deals with the case where the geometry of the domain allows two critical modes which possibly characterize a hexagonal pattern. In this case we show that the transition can only be either a Type-II or a Type-III (mixed) transition depending on another computable non-dimensional parameter. We only encountered Type-III transition in our numerical calculations. The second part of the paper deals with the well-posedness and existence of global attractors for the problem.

  9. Changes and Exchanges in Marginal Youth Transitions

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    Bottrell, Dorothy; Armstrong, Derrick

    2007-01-01

    While some groups of young people may negotiate successful transitions to work, others are unable or unlikely to do so. The concept of "fair exchange" is pertinent to understanding youth transitions in their formative stages through educational experiences. Patterns of disrupted education challenge the education-work nexus not only because failure…

  10. Phase transitions in the web of science

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    Phillips, J. C.

    2015-06-01

    The Internet age is changing the structure of science, and affecting interdisciplinary interactions. Publication profiles connecting mathematics with molecular biology and condensed matter physics over the last 40 years exhibit common phase transitions indicative of the critical role played by specific interdisciplinary interactions. The strengths of the phase transitions quantify the importance of interdisciplinary interactions.

  11. 47 CFR 101.4 - Transition plan.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Transition plan. 101.4 Section 101.4 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Applications and Licenses General Filing Requirements § 101.4 Transition plan. (a) All systems subject to parts 21 and 94 of this...

  12. Edge-transitive products Richard Hammack a

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    Klavzar, Sandi

    Edge-transitive products Richard Hammack a Wilfried Imrich b Sandi Klavzar c,d,e a Virginia concerns finite, edge-transitive direct and strong products, as well as infinite weak Cartesian products. We prove that the direct product of two connected, non-bipartite graphs is edge

  13. Venus 2012 transit: spectroscopy and high resolution

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    Widemann, Thomas

    Venus 2012 transit: spectroscopy and high resolution observations proposals by Cyril Bazin, Serge the structuration of Venus upper atmosphere ? 2012 Venus transit : Better understanding these upper layers the Venus thick atmosphere >>> -tentative spectroscopic exp-t prepared at the 1m diam. Solar Tel

  14. Cell Stem Cell Sic Transit Gloria

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    Simons, Ben

    Cell Stem Cell Review Sic Transit Gloria: Farewell to the Epidermal Transit Amplifying Cell? Philip, Cambridge CB2 0RE, UK 4Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QR, UK *Correspondence: phj20@hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk DOI 10.1016/j.stem.2007.09.014 For the past 30

  15. Youth in Transition: Are They Adult Learners?

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    Shaw, Lester H.; Conti, Gary J.; Shaw, Brenda S.

    2013-01-01

    Since at-risk youth are in transition to adulthood, major adult learning concepts can be applied to them. The purpose of this study was to describe the learning strategies of youth in transition to adulthood in the urban life skills program of A Pocket Full of Hope®. Both qualitative and quantitative data collecting methods were used. Assessing…

  16. Financial Management for Transit: A Handbook.

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    Heaselden, Mark; And Others

    This handbook is primarily intended to serve as a primer for transit system managers who have not had any formal financial education through college classes, professional development programs, or extensive on-the-job programs. The following topics are covered: financial planning techniques for transit (beginning the financial planning process,…

  17. Method for dry etching of transition metals

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    Ashby, Carol I. H. (Edgewood, NM); Baca, Albert G. (Albuquerque, NM); Esherick, Peter (Albuquerque, NM); Parmeter, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Rieger, Dennis J. (Tijeras, NM); Shul, Randy J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1998-01-01

    A method for dry etching of transition metals. The method for dry etching of a transition metal (or a transition metal alloy such as a silicide) on a substrate comprises providing at least one nitrogen- or phosphorous-containing .pi.-acceptor ligand in proximity to the transition metal, and etching the transition metal to form a volatile transition metal/.pi.-acceptor ligand complex. The dry etching may be performed in a plasma etching system such as a reactive ion etching (RIE) system, a downstream plasma etching system (i.e. a plasma afterglow), a chemically-assisted ion beam etching (CAIBE) system or the like. The dry etching may also be performed by generating the .pi.-acceptor ligands directly from a ligand source gas (e.g. nitrosyl ligands generated from nitric oxide), or from contact with energized particles such as photons, electrons, ions, atoms, or molecules. In some preferred embodiments of the present invention, an intermediary reactant species such as carbonyl or a halide ligand is used for an initial chemical reaction with the transition metal, with the intermediary reactant species being replaced at least in part by the .pi.-acceptor ligand for forming the volatile transition metal/.pi.-acceptor ligand complex.

  18. Method for dry etching of transition metals

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    Ashby, C.I.H.; Baca, A.G.; Esherick, P.; Parmeter, J.E.; Rieger, D.J.; Shul, R.J.

    1998-09-29

    A method for dry etching of transition metals is disclosed. The method for dry etching of a transition metal (or a transition metal alloy such as a silicide) on a substrate comprises providing at least one nitrogen- or phosphorus-containing {pi}-acceptor ligand in proximity to the transition metal, and etching the transition metal to form a volatile transition metal/{pi}-acceptor ligand complex. The dry etching may be performed in a plasma etching system such as a reactive ion etching (RIE) system, a downstream plasma etching system (i.e. a plasma afterglow), a chemically-assisted ion beam etching (CAIBE) system or the like. The dry etching may also be performed by generating the {pi}-acceptor ligands directly from a ligand source gas (e.g. nitrosyl ligands generated from nitric oxide), or from contact with energized particles such as photons, electrons, ions, atoms, or molecules. In some preferred embodiments of the present invention, an intermediary reactant species such as carbonyl or a halide ligand is used for an initial chemical reaction with the transition metal, with the intermediary reactant species being replaced at least in part by the {pi}-acceptor ligand for forming the volatile transition metal/{pi}-acceptor ligand complex.

  19. Transition: Old Wine in New Bottles.

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    Halpern, Andrew S.

    1992-01-01

    The 1980s movement for improved transition of handicapped youth from school to work is considered in light of similar previous movements: (1) the career education movement of the 1970s and (2) the work/study movement of the 1960s. The influence of broad social issues (such as educational reform) on outcomes for the transition movement is stressed.…

  20. A Conceptual Model for Leadership Transition

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    Manderscheid, Steven V.; Ardichvili, Alexandre

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop a model of leadership transition based on an integrative review of literature. The article establishes a compelling case for focusing on leadership transitions as an area for study and leadership development practitioner intervention. The proposed model in this study identifies important success factors…

  1. 12 CFR 931.9 - Transition provision.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Transition provision. 931.9 Section 931.9 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK RISK MANAGEMENT AND CAPITAL STANDARDS FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CAPITAL STOCK § 931.9 Transition provision. (a) In general. Each Bank shall comply with the minimum leverage and...

  2. Building Bridges: Understanding Student Transition to University

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    Briggs, A. R. J.; Clark, J.; Hall, I.

    2012-01-01

    This article explores challenges in ensuring effective student transition from school or college to university. It examines the complex liaison needed for students to progress to appropriate courses, settle into university life and succeed as higher education learners. Secondary data (international literature on transition and the formation of…

  3. Transition metals activate TFEB in overexpressing cells

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    Peña, Karina A.; Kiselyov, Kirill

    2015-01-01

    Transition metal toxicity is an important factor in the pathogenesis of numerous human disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases. Lysosomes have emerged as important factors in transition metal toxicity because they handle transition metals via endocytosis, autophagy, absorption from the cytoplasm and exocytosis. Transcription factor EB (TFEB) regulates lysosomal biogenesis and the expression of lysosomal proteins in response to lysosomal and/or metabolic stresses. Since transition metals cause lysosomal dysfunction, we proposed that TFEB may be activated to drive gene expression in response to transition metal exposure and that such activation may influence transition metal toxicity. We found that transition metals copper (Cu) and iron (Fe) activate recombinant TFEB and stimulate the expression of TFEB-dependent genes in TFEB-overexpressing cells. In cells that show robust lysosomal exocytosis, TFEB was cytoprotective at moderate levels of Cu exposure, decreasing oxidative stress as reported by the expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HMOX1) gene. However, at high levels of Cu exposure, particularly in cells with low levels of lysosomal exocytosis, activation of overexpressed TFEB was toxic, increasing oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage. Based on these data, we conclude that TFEB-driven gene network is a component of the cellular response to transition metals. These data suggest limitations and disadvantages of TFEB overexpression as a therapeutic approach. PMID:26251447

  4. Understanding Secondary-Tertiary Transition in Mathematics

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    Clark, Megan; Lovric, Miroslav

    2009-01-01

    In Clark and Lovric ("Suggestion for a theoretical model for secondary-tertiary transition in mathematics", "Math. Educ. Res. J." 20(2) (2008), pp. 25-37) we began developing a model for the secondary-tertiary transition in mathematics, based on the anthropological notion of a rite of passage. We articulated several reasons why we believe that the…

  5. A photometric search for transiting planets

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    Baliber, Nairn Reese

    In the decade since the discovery of the first planet orbiting a main-sequence star other than the Sun, more than 160 planets have been detected in orbit around other stars, most of them discovered by measuring the velocity of the reflexive motion of their parent stars caused by the gravitational pull of the planets. These discoveries produced a population of planets much different to the ones in our Solar System and created interest in other methods to detect these planets. One such method is searching for transits, the slight photometric dimming of stars caused by a close-orbiting, Jupiter-sized planet passing between a star and our line of sight once per orbit. We report results from TeMPEST, the Texas, McDonald Photometric Extrasolar Search for Transits, a transit survey conducted with the McDonald Observatory 0.76 m Prime Focus Corrector (PFC). We monitored five fields of stars in the plane of the Milky Way over the course of two and a half years. We created a photometry pipeline to perform high-precision differential photometry on all of the images, and used a software detection algorithm to detect transit signals in the light curves. Although no transits were found, we calculated our detection probability by determining the fraction of the stars monitored by TeMPEST which were suitable to show transits, measuring the probability of detecting transit signals based on the temporal coverage of our fields, and measuring our detection efficiency by inserting false transits into TeMPEST data to see what fraction could be recovered by our automatic detection software. We conclude that in our entire data set, we generated an effective sample of 2660 stars, a sample in which if any star is showing a transit, it would have been detected. We found no convincing transits in our data, but current statistics from radial velocity surveys indicate that only one in about 1300 of these stars should be showing transits. These numbers are consistent with the lack of transits produced by TeMPEST and the small number of transits generated by other surveys. We therefore discuss methods by which a transit survey's effective sample may be increased to make such surveys productive in a reasonable amount of time.

  6. Detection of Terrestrial Planets Using Transit Photometry

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    Koch, David; Witteborn, Fred; Jenkins, Jon; Dunham, Edward; Boruci, William; DeVincenzi, Donald (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Transit photometry detection of planets offers many advantages: an ability to detect terrestrial size planets, direct determination of the planet's size, applicability to all main-sequence stars, and a differential brightness change of the periodic signature being independent of stellar distance or planetary orbital semi-major axis. Ground and space based photometry have already been successful in detecting transits of the giant planet HD209458b. However, photometry 100 times better is required to detect terrestrial planets. We present results of laboratory measurements of an end-to-end photometric system incorporating all of the important confounding noise features of both the sky and a space based photometer including spacecraft jitter. In addition to demonstrating an instrumental noise of less than 10 ppm (an Earth transit of a solar-like star is 80 ppm), the brightnesses of individual stars were dimmed to simulate Earth-size transit signals. These 'transits' were reliably detected as part of the tests.

  7. Electroweak phase transition in ultraminimal technicolor

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    Jaervinen, Matti; Sannino, Francesco; Ryttov, Thomas A.

    2009-05-01

    We unveil the temperature-dependent electroweak phase transition in new extensions of the standard model in which the electroweak symmetry is spontaneously broken via strongly coupled, nearly conformal dynamics achieved by the means of multiple matter representations. In particular, we focus on the low energy effective theory introduced to describe ultra minimal walking technicolor at the phase transition. Using the one-loop effective potential with ring improvement, we identify regions of parameter space, which yield a strong first-order transition. A striking feature of the model is the existence of a second phase transition associated to the electroweak-singlet sector. The interplay between these two transitions leads to an extremely rich phase diagram.

  8. C-type transitions in methyl formate

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    Plummer, Grant M.; Herbst, Eric; De Lucia, Frank C.

    1987-01-01

    Based on previously determined spectral constants for methyl formate in its ground torsional degenerate substate, the frequencies and intensities of forbidden c-type transitions in this molecule, which is represented by a large number of lines in OMC-1, are calculated along with other 'forbidden' transitions labeled x-type. The stronger c-type transitions below 300 GHz with angular momentum quantum number of 30 or less and with upper state rotational energy of 350/cm or less are included in a list of spectral frequencies presented in this paper. Because the c-type transitions borrow intensity from the b-type transitions, the intensities of strongly affected b-type spectra are recalculated and presented.

  9. Practice transitions--past, present, and future.

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    Prokes, Ronald I

    2014-01-01

    Until the 1960s, the value of a practice upon the retirement of the dentist was considered to be nil. In the next several decades, the value of a practice as a going business concern was recognized and formulas based on productivity were used to establish the sales price of "walkaway" practice transitions. Increasingly creative means, such as pre-sale, deferred pre-sale, shareholder process, incremental practice sale, and practice mergers have been created to make practice transitions more flexible, thereby maximizing the financial value of transitions. Dentists at the beginning of their careers will have an increasing range of opportunities in the future, with various combinations of financial security, freedom from manage- ment concerns, control over the practice, and accumulation of equity. Those in the 45- to 55-year age range should be planning in detail for their transition. Those older than 55 should begin exercising their plans since the future will involve much longer transitions. PMID:25975123

  10. Detecting Transits in Sparsely Sampled Surveys

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    Ford, H C; Hebb, L; Petro, L; Richmond, M; Rogers, J; 10.1063/1.3059062

    2009-01-01

    The small sizes of low mass stars in principle provide an opportunity to find Earth-like planets and "super-Earths" in habitable zones via transits. Large area synoptic surveys like Pan-STARRS and LSST will observe large numbers of low mass stars, albeit with widely spaced (sparse) time sampling relative to the planets' periods and transit durations. We present simple analytical equations that can be used to estimate the feasibility of a survey by setting upper limits to the number of transiting planets that will be detected. We use Monte Carlo simulations to find upper limits for the number of transiting planets that may be discovered in the Pan-STARRS Medium Deep and 3-pi surveys. Our search for transiting planets and M-dwarf eclipsing binaries in the SDSS-II supernova data is used to illustrate the problems (and successes) in using sparsely sampled surveys.

  11. Dynamic Transition Theory for Thermohaline Circulation

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    Ma, Tian

    2009-01-01

    The main objective of this and its accompanying articles is to derive a mathematical theory associated with the thermohaline circulations (THC). This article provides a general transition and stability theory for the Boussinesq system, governing the motion and states of the large-scale ocean circulation. First, it is shown that the first transition is either to multiple steady states or to oscillations (periodic solutions), determined by the sign of a nondimensional parameter $K$, depending on the geometry of the physical domain and the thermal and saline Rayleigh numbers. Second, for both the multiple equilibria and periodic solutions transitions, both Type-I (continuous) and Type-II (jump) transitions can occur, and precise criteria are derived in terms of two computable nondimensional parameters $b_1$ and $b_2$. Associated with Type-II transitions are the hysteresis phenomena, and the physical reality is represented by either metastable states or by a local attractor away from the basic solution, showing m...

  12. Thermomechanical transitions of egg-ceramide monolayers.

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    Catapano, Elisa R; Lillo, M P; García Rodríguez, C; Natale, P; Langevin, D; Monroy, F; López-Montero, I

    2015-04-01

    Ceramides have unique biophysical properties. Their high melting temperature and their ability to form lateral domains have converted ceramides into the paradigm of rigid lipids. Here, using shear surface rheology of egg-ceramide Langmuir monolayers, a solid to fluid transition was evidenced as a vanishing shear rigidity at lower temperatures than the lipid melting temperature. Such a mechanical transition, which depends on the lipid lateral pressure, was found in a broad range temperature (40-50 °C). The solid to fluid transition was correlated to a LC to LC+LE phase transition, as confirmed by BAM experiments. Interestingly, together with the softening transition, a supercooling process compatible with a glassy behavior was found upon freezing. A new phase scenario is then depicted that broadens the mechanical behavior of natural ceramides. The phase diversity of ceramides might have important implications in their physiological roles. PMID:25763506

  13. Diagonal-transition quantum cascade detector

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    Reininger, Peter Schwarz, Benedikt; Detz, Hermann; MacFarland, Don; Zederbauer, Tobias; Andrews, Aaron Maxwell; Schrenk, Werner; Strasser, Gottfried; Baumgartner, Oskar; Kosina, Hans

    2014-09-01

    We demonstrate the concept of diagonal transitions for quantum cascade detectors (QCD). Different to standard, vertical QCDs, here the active transition takes place between two energy levels in adjacent wells. Such a scheme has versatile advantages. Diagonal transitions generally yield a higher extraction efficiency and a higher resistance than vertical transitions. This leads to an improved overall performance, although the absorption strength of the active transition is smaller. Since the extraction is not based on resonant tunneling, the design is more robust, with respect to deviations from the nominal structure. In a first approach, a peak responsivity of 16.9?mA/W could be achieved, which is an improvement to the highest shown responsivity of a QCD for a wavelength of 8??m at room-temperature by almost an order of magnitude.

  14. Atomic Transitions in Dense Plasmas

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    Murillo, Michael Sean

    Motivation for the study of hot, dense ( ~solid density) plasmas has historically been in connection with stellar interiors. In recent years, however, there has been a growing interest in such plasmas due to their relevance to short wavelength (EUV and x-ray) lasers, inertial confinement fusion, and optical harmonic generation. In constrast to the stellar plasmas, these laboratory plasmas are typically composed of high-z elements and are not in thermal equilibrium. Descriptions of nonthermal plasma experiments must necessarily involve the consideration of the various atomic processes and the rates at which they occur. Traditionally, the rates of collisional atomic processes are calculated by considering a binary collision picture. For example, a single electron may be taken to collisionally excite an ion. A cross section may be defined for this process and, multiplying by a flux, the rate may be obtained. In a high density plasma this binary picture clearly breaks down as the electrons no longer act independently of each other. The cross section is ill-defined in this regime and another approach is needed to obtain rates. In this thesis an approach based on computing rates without recourse to a cross section is presented. In this approach, binary collisions are replaced by stochastic density fluctuations. It is then these density fluctuations which drive transitions in the ions. Furthermore, the oscillator strengths for the transitions are computed in screened Coulomb potentials which reflect the average polarization of the plasma near the ion. Numerical computations are presented for the collisional ionization rate. The effects of screening in the plasma -ion interaction are investigated for He^+ ions in a plasma near solid density. It is shown that dynamic screening plays an important role in this process. Then, density effects in the oscillator strength are explored for both He^+ and Ar^{+17}. Approximations which introduce a nonorthogonality between the initial and final states is shown to introduce a nonnegligible error. Changes in the bound state energy levels are included in the calculation as well and are shown to dramatically increase the ionization rate over the low density result. Finally, a calculation is presented in which the final state wavefunctions are found exactly within a (density-dependent) screened Coulomb potential.

  15. Exoplanet Transit Database. Reduction and processing of the photometric data of exoplanet transits

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    Poddaný, Stanislav; Brát, Luboš; Pejcha, Ond?ej

    2010-03-01

    We demonstrate the newly developed resource for exoplanet researchers - The Exoplanet Transit Database. This database is designed to be a web application and it is open for any exoplanet observer. It came on-line in September 2008. The ETD consists of three individual sections. One serves for predictions of the transits, the second one for processing and uploading new data from the observers. We use a simple analytical model of the transit to calculate the central time of transit, its duration and the depth of the transit. These values are then plotted into the observed-computed diagrams (O-C), that represent the last part of the application.

  16. Chiral phase transition in lattice QCD as a metal-insulator transition

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    Garcia-Garcia, Antonio M.; Osborn, James C.

    2007-02-01

    We investigate the lattice QCD Dirac operator with staggered fermions at temperatures around the chiral phase transition. We present evidence of a metal-insulator transition in the low lying modes of the Dirac operator around the same temperature as the chiral phase transition. This strongly suggests the phenomenon of Anderson localization drives the QCD vacuum to the chirally symmetric phase in a way similar to a metal-insulator transition in a disordered conductor. We also discuss how Anderson localization affects the usual phenomenological treatment of phase transitions a la Ginzburg-Landau.

  17. 19 CFR 122.102 - Inspection of baggage in transit.

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  18. 19 CFR 122.102 - Inspection of baggage in transit.

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  19. 19 CFR 122.102 - Inspection of baggage in transit.

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  20. 23 CFR 810.204 - Application by mass transit authority.

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  3. 19 CFR 122.102 - Inspection of baggage in transit.

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    2013-04-01

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  4. 19 CFR 122.102 - Inspection of baggage in transit.

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  5. Radiative transitions of excited ions moving slowly in plasmas

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    Hu, Hongwei Chen, Wencong; Li, Peng; Zhao, Yongtao; Zhou, Xianming; Li, Zhen; Li, Fuli; Dong, Chenzhong

    2014-12-15

    The electric dipole transitions of excited ions moving slowly in plasmas are studied. The results show that some transitions forbidden for excited ions at rest become allowed for moving excited ions. The transition rates change with varying speed of the ions. Forbidden transitions are strongly influenced by the speed, non-forbidden transitions are weakly influenced.

  6. 23 CFR 810.204 - Application by mass transit authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  7. 23 CFR 810.204 - Application by mass transit authority.

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    2011-04-01

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  8. Lunar transit telescope lander design

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    Omar, Husam A.

    1991-01-01

    The Program Development group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has been involved in studying the feasibility of placing a 16 meter telescope on the lunar surface to scan the skies using visible/ Ultraviolet/ Infrared light frequencies. The precursor telescope is now called the TRANSIT LUNAR TELESCOPE (LTT). The Program Development Group at Marshall Space Flight Center has been given the task of developing the basic concepts and providing a feasibility study on building such a telescope. The telescope should be simple with minimum weight and volume to fit into one of the available launch vehicles. The preliminary launch date is set for 2005. A study was done to determine the launch vehicle to be used to deliver the telescope to the lunar surface. The TITAN IV/Centaur system was chosen. The engineering challenge was to design the largest possible telescope to fit into the TITAN IV/Centaur launch system. The telescope will be comprised of the primary, secondary and tertiary mirrors and their supporting system in addition to the lander that will land the telescope on the lunar surface and will also serve as the telescope's base. The lunar lander should be designed integrally with the telescope in order to minimize its weight, thus allowing more weight for the telescope and its support components. The objective of this study were to design a lander that meets all the constraints of the launching system. The basic constraints of the TITAN IV/Centaur system are given.

  9. Lunar transit telescope lander design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Omar, Husam A.

    1992-01-01

    The Program Development group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has been involved in studying the feasibility of placing a 16 meter telescope on the lunar surface to scan the skies using visible/ Ultraviolet/ Infrared light frequencies. The precursor telescope is now called the TRANSIT LUNAR TELESCOPE (LTT). The Program Development Group at Marshall Space Flight Center has been given the task of developing the basic concepts and providing a feasibility study on building such a telescope. The telescope should be simple with minimum weight and volume to fit into one of the available launch vehicles. The preliminary launch date is set for 2005. A study was done to determine the launch vehicle to be used to deliver the telescope to the lunar surface. The TITAN IV/Centaur system was chosen. The engineering challenge was to design the largest possible telescope to fit into the TITAN IV/Centaur launch system. The telescope will be comprised of the primary, secondary and tertiary mirrors and their supporting system in addition to the lander that will land the telescope on the lunar surface and will also serve as the telescope's base. The lunar lander should be designed integrally with the telescope in order to minimize its weight, thus allowing more weight for the telescope and its support components. The objective of this study were to design a lander that meets all the constraints of the launching system. The basic constraints of the TITAN IV/Centaur system are given.

  10. QCD Phase Transitions, Volume 15

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    Schaefer, T.; Shuryak, E.

    1999-03-20

    The title of the workshop, ''The QCD Phase Transitions'', in fact happened to be too narrow for its real contents. It would be more accurate to say that it was devoted to different phases of QCD and QCD-related gauge theories, with strong emphasis on discussion of the underlying non-perturbative mechanisms which manifest themselves as all those phases. Before we go to specifics, let us emphasize one important aspect of the present status of non-perturbative Quantum Field Theory in general. It remains true that its studies do not get attention proportional to the intellectual challenge they deserve, and that the theorists working on it remain very fragmented. The efforts to create Theory of Everything including Quantum Gravity have attracted the lion share of attention and young talent. Nevertheless, in the last few years there was also a tremendous progress and even some shift of attention toward emphasis on the unity of non-perturbative phenomena. For example, we have seen some efforts to connect the lessons from recent progress in Supersymmetric theories with that in QCD, as derived from phenomenology and lattice. Another example is Maldacena conjecture and related development, which connect three things together, string theory, super-gravity and the (N=4) supersymmetric gauge theory. Although the progress mentioned is remarkable by itself, if we would listen to each other more we may have chance to strengthen the field and reach better understanding of the spectacular non-perturbative physics.

  11. Phase transition thermodynamics of bisphenols.

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    Costa, José C S; Dávalos, Juan Z; Santos, Luís M N B F

    2014-10-16

    Herein we have studied, presented, and analyzed the phase equilibria thermodynamics of a bisphenols (BP-A, BP-E, BP-F, BP-AP, and BP-S) series. In particular, the heat capacities, melting temperatures, and vapor pressures at different temperatures as well as the standard enthalpies, entropies, and Gibbs energies of phase transition (fusion and sublimation) were experimentally determined. Also, we have presented the phase diagrams of each bisphenol derivative and investigated the key parameters related to the thermodynamic stability of the condensed phases. When all the bisphenol derivatives are compared at the same conditions, solids BP-AP and BP-S present lower volatilities (higher Gibbs energy of sublimation) and high melting temperatures due to the higher stability of their solid phases. Solids BP-A and BP-F present similar stabilities, whereas BP-E is more volatile. The introduction of -CH3 groups in BP-F (giving BP-E and BP-A) leads an entropic differentiation in the solid phase, whereas in the isotropic liquids the enthalpic and entropic differentiations are negligible. PMID:25244127

  12. Baryon Transition in Holographic QCD

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    Li, Siwen

    2015-01-01

    We propose a mechanism of holographic baryon transition in the Sakai-Sugimoto (SS) model: baryons in this model can jump to different states under the mediated effect of gravitons (or glueballs by holography). We consider a time-dependent gravitational perturbation from M5-brane solution of D=11 supergravity and by employing the relations between 11D M-theory and IIA string theory, we get its 10 dimensional counterpart in the SS model. Such a perturbation is received by the D4-branes wrapped on the $S^{4}$ part of the 10D background, namely the baryon vertex. Technically, baryons in the SS model are described by BPST instanton ansatz and their dynamics can be analyzed using the quantum mechanical system in the instanton's moduli space. In this way, different baryonic states are marked by quantum numbers of moduli space quantum mechanics. By holographic spirit, the gravitational perturbation enters the Hamiltonian as a time-dependent perturbation and it is this time-dependent perturbative Hamiltonian produces ...

  13. The Soviet Union in transition

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    Niiseki, K.

    1987-01-01

    Because of the recent transition in the Soviet Union's leadership, scholars worldwide have found it necessary to reevaluate Soviet domestic and foreign policy. In this book, prominent Japanese, U.S., and European experts examine changes within the USSR as well as Soviet reactions to changes in the rest of the world. They assess the immediate implications of change for such areas as technology, energy policy, and economic reform and deliver commentaries on current policy directions and historical backgrounds of Soviet policies. The Japan Institute of International Affairs held the symposium on which this volume is based to commemorate its silver jubilee and to add the valuable perspective of Japanese Soviet studies scholars to Western analyses. Contents: Introduction; The Soviet Union in a Changing World; East-West Relations: A European Perspective; ''Gorbachevism''-Simply Old Wine in a New Bottle. Implications of Leadership and Social Change for Soviet Policies; Soviet Economic Trends, with Special Emphasis on Investment and Energy Policies; Economic Reforms in China in Light of Soviet and Eastern European Experiences.

  14. Interlaboratory comparisonof mode transition matrices.

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    Yang, S; Yadlowsky, M J; Hjelme, D R; Mickelson, A R

    1993-10-20

    An interlaboratory measurement round-robin was conducted by the University of Colorado and three industrial members of the Electronic Industries Association. A computational definition of mode transition matrices (MTM's) is presented, and its relationship to the basic theory of power propagation in multimode fibers is detailed. Measured data from the round-robin were used to calculate MTM's for the test components, which included four connectors, two sections of fiber cable, two power splitters, and two short fiber segments. The diagonal elements of the (2 × 2) MTM's determined from the near-field data were found to have a laboratory-to-laboratory standard deviation of approximately 10% of the average value. The off-diagonal elements were found to have a standard deviation approaching their mean value. The inherent launch dependence of MTM's is investigated as a source of the observed variation. Other sources of uncertainty such as errors in determining the core radius are alsoconsidered. Finally the implications of these results for the problem of characterizing components' intensive multimode fiber systems are discussed. PMID:20856426

  15. Atomic inner-shell transitions

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    Crasemann, B.; Chen, M. H.; Mark, H.

    1984-01-01

    Atomic inner-shell processes have quite different characteristics, in several important aspects, from processes in the optical regime. Energies are large, e.g., the 1s binding energy reaches 100 keV at Z = 87; relativistic and quantum-electrodynamic effects therefore are strong. Radiationless transitions vastly dominate over photon emission in most cases. Isolated inner-shell vacancies have pronounced single-particle character, with correlations generally contributing only approximately 1 eV to the 1s and 2p binding energies; the structure of such systems is thus well tractable by independent-particle self-consistent-field atomic models. For systems containing multiple deep inner-shell vacancies, or for highly stripped ions, the importance of relativistic intermediate coupling and configuration interaction becomes pronounced. Cancellation of the Coulomb interaction can lead to strong manifestations of the Breit interaction in such phenomena as multiplet splitting and hypersatellite X-ray shifts. Unique opportunities arise for the test of theory.

  16. Empirical Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority through Fusion of Heterogeneous Transit and Traffic Signal Data and Novel

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Empirical Evaluation of Transit Signal Priority through Fusion of Heterogeneous Transit and Traffic Transit Authority 567 West Lake St. Chicago, IL 60661 Tel: (503) 880-4398 Email: weifengpdx Transit signal priority (TSP) can reduce transit delay at signalized intersections by making phasing

  17. Game Theory and Topological Phase Transition

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    Tieyan Si

    2008-03-29

    Phase transition is a war game. It widely exists in different kinds of complex system beyond physics. Where there is revolution, there is phase transition. The renormalization group transformation, which was proved to be a powerful tool to study the critical phenomena, is actually a game process. The phase boundary between the old phase and new phase is the outcome of many rounds of negotiation between the old force and new force. The order of phase transition is determined by the cutoff of renormalization group transformation. This definition unified Ehrenfest's definition of phase transition in thermodynamic physics. If the strategy manifold has nontrivial topology, the topological relation would put a constrain on the surviving strategies, the transition occurred under this constrain may be called a topological one. If the strategy manifold is open and noncompact, phase transition is simply a game process, there is no table for topology. An universal phase coexistence equation is found, it sits at the Nash equilibrium point. Inspired by the fractal space structure demonstrated by renormalization group theory, a conjecture is proposed that the universal scaling law of a general phase transition in a complex system comes from the coexistence equation around Nash equilibrium point. Game theory also provide us new understanding to pairing mechanism and entanglement in many body physics.

  18. Overview of escalator applications in rail transit

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    Deshpande, G.; Rubenstein, L.

    1980-01-01

    The difference in operating environment and in construction between escalators in transit and nontransit use, the impact of recent escalator innovations, and areas which could benefit from urban mass transportation administration sponsored research and development are determined. Several factors causing a more severe transit escalator operating environment are identified. There are no significant design differences between transit and nontransit escalators. Recent innovations that have affected performance and cost include outdoor escalators, extra flat steps at both landings, and modular escalators. Data were collected by interviews at transit agencies. Long term, unscheduled, escalator maintenance records were available for analysis from one property. A description of escalator operating principles is provided. Transit represents less than 5% of the U.S. escalator market. Transit agencies have limited leverage on escalator industry practices. A substantial impact on transit escalator cost and performance can be achieved by research identifying when and how to apply and specify several of the more recent innovations. Purchase of escalators under long term (25 year) maintenance contracts is one method that has been used to promote escalators manufactured for minimum life cycle cost.

  19. Shape phase transitions and critical points

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    Alonso, C. E.; Arias, J. M.; Fortunato, L.; Vitturi, A.

    2009-05-04

    We investigate different aspects connected with shape phase transitions in nuclei and the possible occurrence of dynamical symmetries at the critical points. We discuss in particular the behaviour of the neighbour odd nuclei at the vicinity of the critical points in the even nuclei. We consider both the case of the transition from the vibrational behaviour to the gamma-unstable deformation (characterized within the collective Bohr hamiltonian by the E(5) critical point symmetry) and the case of the transition from the vibrational behaviour to the stable axial deformation (characterized by the X(5) symmetry). The odd particle is assumed to be moving in the three single particle orbitals j = 1/2,3/2,5/2, a set of orbitals that is known to lead to possible supersymmetric cases. The coupling of the odd particle to the Bohr hamiltonian does lead in fact in the former case at the critical point to the E(5/12) boson-fermion dynamical symmetry. An alternative approach to the two shape transitions is based on the Interacting Boson Fermion Model. In this case suitably parametrized boson-fermion hamiltonians can describe the evolution of the odd system along the shape transitions. At the critical points both energy spectra and electromagnetic transitions were found to display characteristic patterns similar to those displayed by the even nuclei at the corresponding critical point. The behaviour of the odd nuclei can therefore be seen as necessary complementary signatures of the occurrence of the phase transitions.

  20. Transitions in pressure collapsed clathrate hydrates.

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    Andersson, Ove; Nakazawa, Yasuhiro

    2015-03-01

    Type II clathrate hydrates (CHs), or ice clathrates, are inclusion compounds in which a hydrogen-bonded cage-like structure of H2O accommodates molecules of suitable size, known as "guest molecules". CHs have similar local geometrical arrangements of the hydrogen-bonded water network as ice and both are known to collapse to amorphous states on isothermal pressurization at temperatures below about 140 K. Moreover, the collapsed CH states undergo a glass, or glass-like, transition at 140 K on heating at 1 GPa, which is identical to that of collapsed ice, or high density amorphous ice. Here we use thermal conductivity and dielectric measurements to study the transition behavior of two type II CHs with tetrahydrofuran and 1,3 dioxolane, respectively, as guest molecules. After their collapsed states have been heated to well above the glass transition at 1 GPa, we find transitions corresponding to the high to low density amorphous ice transition of ice with only slightly shifted temperature-pressure (T-p) coordinates compared to those of pure water. Thus, collapsed CHs show the same transition behaviors as cold water, which provide the basis for the model that explains the unusual temperature and pressure behaviors of water's properties in terms of two distinct types of liquid water. Collapsed CHs are, however, more stable than collapsed ice and can therefore be studied in a wider T-p interval. The results suggest sluggish homogenizing and phase separation processes, which affect the transition behaviors of collapsed CHs. PMID:25686530